Any updates on how LH is doing with the small NEO fleet with P&W engines currently. Sample size of one but I flew in one two days ago and everything was perfect. I talked to the Captain afterwards and he said that the problems were very minor and that [in his opinion, I guess] they weren't a bi...Jump to post
Does anyone know which 787 is scheduled to operate NZ282 tomorrow night (14th)? I'm really hoping for ZK-NZC or NZE...or maybe NZD. Had an interesting bus-gate experience recently! Arriving into Auckland on an EK A380, the flight was quite late (2-3 hrs) for a few reasons. Because of this we missed ...Jump to post
We have gone full circle, the likes of EK bring excess cargo capacity into the market, they desired to gain market share so they undercut other carriers with the excess capacity on the 77Ws, this reduced yield on cargo down to unsustainable levels. Now that EK has basically stopped its process of b...Jump to post
ALT-RIGHT not happy with Trump over Syria https://www.yahoo.com/news/alt-turns-donald-trump-over-131502254.html Hmmm I stumbled upon a Daily Kos piece which suggested similarly: Ya'll realize that Donnie gutted his Alt-Right base last night, right? I don't believe people around here quite grasp how...Jump to post
Whilst I agree the B737 was a game changer in the short haul market, the most significant airliner 'ever' was the B747 Rubbish. Long-Haul flying is still a very small percentage of air travel pax. The 737 is the most :smile: Nice photo from Boeing comparing the 737-100 cockpit to the MAX. https://t...Jump to post
Happy Birthday to the most significant commercial aircraft of all time! I'm always surprised at how the 737's significance is constantly underplayed, despite the fact that it changed the face of aviation more than any other aircraft by opening up cheap short haul travel to the masses. Everyone knows...Jump to post
Personally, I would like to congratulate Trump on finally getting something right - was bound to happen at some point! The exact reasons why such actions were undertaken are for sure debateable, but I like to think that the justification was that the use of WMDs will not be tolerated, especially aga...Jump to post
Will the President of China come in an Air China 747-8 ? No. It's still the B744 registered B-2472. They used B-2447 for the state visit to Auckland last week: https://c1.staticflickr.com/4/3932/33734337252_82b9b461d9_c.jpg Boeing 747-4J6 Air China B-2447 What does AF1 flying into PBI every weekend...Jump to post
I hope D-AIPA ends up in a museum. What a workhorse!Jump to post
Spain wouldn't veto Scottish EU accession/reaccession. Alfonso Dastis, the Spanish foreign minister, made it clear that the government would not block an independent Scotland’s EU hopes, although he stressed that Madrid would not welcome the disintegration of the UK. https://www.theguardian.com/poli...Jump to post
Just plug a new ZFW figure into the FMC and keep flying?Jump to post
Was there anything special done on board for the last 767 flight? Even less special stuff than the 737 retirement flight! There was a special 767 cupcake, a 767 retirement brochure and a special announcement. That was basically it. I might write a trip report, but if I do it will be a few months aw...Jump to post
If Tomi was an actual journalist then maybe I'd care, but she's just a pundit, so I don't.
All of this is a classic example of how the right loves to use political correctness to silence opposition, despite their claims that only the left employs such tactics.
I had the privilege of attending. The experience of being a Tifosi at a race Ferrari wins is unbelievable. The raw emotion of the crowd as Vettel's lead was confirmed, when Kimi's fastest lap was set, as Seb crossed the finish line and during the italian national anthem was godly. This year's finall...Jump to post
So what you guys think? What will the future for the EU hold? Europe is stronger together. Powerful forces such as Russia and the Hard-Right are doing their best to destroy the EU, weaken Europe so that it will be exposed to their influence enabling their own agenda to be played out. The fact is th...Jump to post
So I was reading today that the light rail is still 30 years away... short sighted muppetry at it's best Typical Auckland BS. Every piece of vital infrastructure gets built 20-30 years too late. - Western Ring Route. 30 years too late. - City Rail Loop. 30 years too late. - Northern Busway. 20 year...Jump to post
What do you plan to wear for Easter? A very good question and a situation that has me in a bit of a pickle! I'm going to be flying AKL-SIN-FRA-OSL at Easter. I'll arrive in Singapore at ~0700 in the morning and leave at ~2300 in the evening, meaning that I'll be in the very hot city for most of the...Jump to post
The latest Ryanair 737s are from the more recent order (2013), not the one where MOL 'raped Boeing on price'. Irish discount airline Ryanair announced plans today to buy 175 new "Next Generation" 737-800 airplanes from Boeing, a nearly $15.6 billion deal that will expand Ryanair's fleet by...Jump to post
One thing people get wrong over and over, possibly deliberately, is believing that separation of church and state means state mandated atheism. Government banning of religious symbols is no different than mandating them.
One picture that perfectly sums up his latest meeting with a head of state Well it was never going to go well, was it? They're intellectual opposites. Merkel has a PHD in quantum chemistry, for crying out loud. http://i.imgur.com/BIgwMES.png Investigation of the mechanism of decay reactions with si...Jump to post
I agree with you on the New Zealand GA scene. Over regulated in some ways, under regulated in others and the pilot pool is overwhelmingly bottom heavy in terms of hours. Agreed and things like the CAA hiking the fees that they charge recently, really don't help. The whole GA sector in NZ is very fr...Jump to post
moo wrote:This crap keeps coming up, and its always by those that cant compete...Renault has suggested Formula 1 should consider putting limits in place on how much engine manufacturers can spend.
Trump has doubled down on his wiretap claim! President Donald Trump has stood by claims he was wiretapped under Barack Obama, telling visiting German Chancellor Angela Merkel: "At least we have something in common perhaps." http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-39310801 You just couldn't...Jump to post
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A couple of years ago, someone figured out how to get from Auckland to London (I think it was) purely on LCC -- obviously it wasn't a single type all the way, but every flight was a narrowbody flight. I think if you work it out carefully, you can actually fly around the world on narrowbodies. That ...Jump to post
That's correct. Here is the final mileage after 8 days of tests: Mercedes 5,101.9 km Ferrari 4,445.5 km Williams 3,724 km Sauber 3,663.5 km Force India 3,654.2 km Red Bull 3,184 km Haas 3,170.1 km Renault 2,774.4 km Toro Rosso 2,718.5 km McLaren 2,127.3 km That's 8,676.9 km cumulated for the Renaul...Jump to post
The good thing about all of this nonsense is that Erdogan has basically guaranteed that Turkey will never be an EU member. In times like this though, I wish that the EU would have more of a backbone and put up a decent response to Erdogan's politics. Times are very tough for fellow EU member Greece ...Jump to post
zckls04 wrote:zkojq wrote:DLFREEBIRD wrote:I think everybody figured that out when Edward Snowden ran to Russia.
Snowden =/= Wikileaks =/= Glenn Greenwald etc
I think he's referring to the fact that Snowden's asylum in Russia was personally arranged by Assange.
A massive congratulations to Boeing for handling the 737-8MAX's development and certification so well. It looks to be a fantastic aircraft and I can't wait to try one out. Having certification completed ahead of schedule is a nice change. Let's hope this symbolises a change back towards Boeing's old...Jump to post
McLaren's testing problems have gone from bad to worse. They must have had to stop on track due to engine problems at least five times already today and it's only just lunchtime. https://i.redditmedia.com/qjjUl2OG-uidC8oa0ELwdtQPx_bYVc6KYF5sNPqBkqo.jpg?w=800&s=693751a9124dd96b16a8ad954184e554 ht...Jump to post
So we know know that the government can now spy on you through your tv. Straight out of 1984. What a time to be alive. A Snowden 2.0 is involved. Snowden isn't involved, but he did verify that at least some of the substance is genuine: Still working through the publication, but what @Wikileaks has h...Jump to post
@zkojq: excellent diligent work! Thank you! As long as there are a few journalist working on the story, the truth will come out. Same with watergate, in the end the journalist whom uncovered watergate were the only ones whom really dug into the story. In theory yes, however it is much harder for in...Jump to post
Sad, but not really surprising. Russia is doing all it can to undermine Europe and the EU. The SVR is widely considered to have acted similarly with regards to some of the refugee crime. It's actually quite a good strategy since it gets most people riled up and gives the extremist politicians some ...Jump to post
“Sechin’s associate said that the Rosneft president was so keen to lift personal and corporate western sanctions imposed on the company, that he offered Page and his associates … up to a 19 per cent (privatised) stake in Rosneft,” the dossier said. “In return, Page had expressed interest and confir...Jump to post
At this point it's starting to look more and more as if there was a deal in place between Trump and the Russians to end the US's sanctions. It's entertaining to see everything slowly unravel. The whole affair has been fascinating so far and I'm looking forwards to seeing how it ends. July 8, 2016 - ...Jump to post
Sad, but not really surprising. Russia is doing all it can to undermine Europe and the EU. The SVR is widely considered to have acted similarly with regards to some of the refugee crime. It's actually quite a good strategy since it gets most people riled up and gives the extremist politicians some m...Jump to post
The oil and the money that it generates belongs to the people of SA, not the dictator. Agreed. The real sad thing about Saudi is despite all the wealth that oil has brought them, the government has actually done very little to develop a non-oil economy. As such, the country will be very in deep tro...Jump to post
At least the additional housing stock is being built though. On this side of the Tassie the government is far too useless to have legislation like that meaning that foreign non-residents can buy as many existing residential houses they like without restriction. All the construction you see in Sydne...Jump to post
Maybe Obama should take a leaf out of Trump's playbook and sue him for libel? :lol: At the very least it would force Trump to cough up some facts or admit that the allegations are false. But hey, good news, apparently the FBI (!) Issued an arrest warrant against Obama. At least in the alternative ne...Jump to post
Supposedly the bubble is just starting to burst here. Prices seem to have stopped growing and the number of monthly sales has been declining. Still a very long way to go though. As ever, the problem is that most politicians own investment properties; most of them own more than one. As such, they're ...Jump to post
mad99 wrote:so funny the way Williams is saying it's not Lance's fault. He must be bringing big money to the team