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by zkojq
Tue Jun 20, 2017 11:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 2017 Paris Air Show - Boeing News and Orders
Replies: 411
Views: 83140

Re: 2017 Paris Air Show - Boeing News and Orders

West Atlantic to lease four 737-800 Boeing Converted Freighters from GECAS. https://twitter.com/GECASNews/status/877104425659138049 It looks like the MAX 200 designation is being quietly dropped in favour of reference to a higher capacity MAX 8, which makes sense because that's really what the MAX 2...

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by zkojq
Tue Jun 20, 2017 8:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 2017 Paris Air Show - Airbus News And Orders
Replies: 262
Views: 67366

Re: 2017 Paris Air Show - Airbus News And Orders

AirAsia's Tony Fernandes just posted a photo of a group of AirAsia cabin crew standing next to some Paris landmarks. Any idea what they might be ordering? Croissants? They look like they're here for a media event of somekind. Maybe AirAsia X to get some A330-800s inorder to serve Europe with? (conv...

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by zkojq
Tue Jun 20, 2017 7:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 2017 Paris Air Show - Airbus News And Orders
Replies: 262
Views: 67366

Re: 2017 Paris Air Show - Airbus News And Orders

AirAsia's Tony Fernandes just posted a photo of a group of AirAsia cabin crew standing next to some Paris landmarks. Any idea what they might be ordering?

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by zkojq
Mon Jun 19, 2017 2:50 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Emmanuel Macron's new party gets absolute majority in French National Assembly
Replies: 7
Views: 322

Re: Emmanuel Macron's new party gets absolute majority in French National Assembly

Excellent news. This shows how well the French system works and how responsive it is to the populace. How many other countries ever have most incumbent representatives booted out on election day? Most of the rest of the (democratic) world has ineffective two/three party systems that virtually guaran...

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by zkojq
Thu Jun 15, 2017 7:35 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump's Accomplishments
Replies: 55
Views: 1600

Re: Trump's Accomplishments

scbriml wrote:
He's destroyed ISIS.

It's true. His 30 day plan to destroy ISIS was an overwhelming success and has kept the world safe from the scourge of islamic extremism. It has cemented his legacy and historians will judge him as one of the greatest military minds of all time. Sun Tzu has nothing on him. ;)

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by zkojq
Wed Jun 14, 2017 1:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH is flying 2x today TPA-FRA
Replies: 13
Views: 2998

Re: LH is flying 2x today TPA-FRA

Does LH ever fly a standard painted A343, everything I'm at work all I ever see is the star alliance plane Lufthansa's flights from Frankfurt to San Jose, Tampa, Panama and Bangkok(I think) are actually operated by Lufthansa CityLine. As such, they're not allowed to be flown in aircraft with Luftha...

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by zkojq
Tue Jun 13, 2017 2:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 2017 Paris Air Show - Airbus News And Orders
Replies: 262
Views: 67366

Re: 2017 Paris Air Show - Airbus News And Orders

I wonder if we will see some A321neo + A330neo orders from Cathay Dragon.

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by zkojq
Fri Jun 09, 2017 1:55 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: United Kingdom General Election
Replies: 220
Views: 4706

Re: United Kingdom General Election

So now that Corbyn has led Labour to a twenty point swing in their favour, will the media finally stop declaring him to be unelectable? Will his Blair-worshipping MPs take a temporary hiatus from backstabbing him? How much more can the government get away with cutting the NHS. May's hubris seems eve...

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by zkojq
Fri Jun 09, 2017 12:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: QF Group and NEO/MAX orders/replacements
Replies: 44
Views: 5564

Re: QF Group and NEO/MAX orders/replacements

IMO an A321 subfleet is inevitable, but I agree with qf002 that, Qantas can for the most part skip a generation with regards to narrowbody replacements. I'd love to see some 737-8MAXs though. Happily the prospect of 737-9MAXs seems to be a non-starter. I think the relevant question is how large coul...

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by zkojq
Wed Jun 07, 2017 10:34 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: United Kingdom General Election
Replies: 220
Views: 4706

Re: United Kingdom General Election

Heard someone on the radio yesterday saying that even though he "knows" that labour will ruin the economy he can't vote for anyone else as he is labour through and through - strange logic indeed! British people already voted to ruin the economy by voting for Brexit in the referendum. ;) b...

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by zkojq
Wed Jun 07, 2017 10:27 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Terrorist attack in Iran's Parliament
Replies: 15
Views: 795

Re: Terrorist attack in Iran's Parliament

It seems that there is still a live shooter inside the parliament? Hope the situation is brought under control quickly.

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by zkojq
Wed Jun 07, 2017 6:14 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: United Kingdom General Election
Replies: 220
Views: 4706

Re: United Kingdom General Election

https://twitter.com/SimonNRicketts/stat ... 7432193026

Earlier, the BBC blurred Corbyn's name from the shirt of one of the singers at the Manchester concert.
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The media is pulling out all the stops to helping May as much as they possibly can:
https://twitter.com/SimonNRicketts/stat ... 7432193026

Earlier, the BBC blurred Corbyn's name from the shirt of one of the singers at the Manchester concert.

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by zkojq
Wed Jun 07, 2017 5:57 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What's going on with Qatar?
Replies: 68
Views: 3599

Re: What's going on with Qatar?

It's sad to see powers at be itching to turn this into a conflict with Iran of some kind. So, another case of despotic foreign leaders taking advantage of Trump's ignorance and playing him like a banjo to serve their own goals... And now the idiot in chief is admitting to it by trying to somehow tak...

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by zkojq
Mon Jun 05, 2017 12:06 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What's going on with Qatar?
Replies: 68
Views: 3599

Re: What's going on with Qatar?

I wish that Western governments would do the same to Saudi Arabia. Well I'm all for calling out supporters of terrorism but you will find them in all the mentioned countries, so I don't think anything will happen on that front. Yes but compared to Saudi Arabia, financial support for the spread of Wa...

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by zkojq
Sat Jun 03, 2017 8:36 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: It's official: Ireland will have first openly gay PM
Replies: 66
Views: 1663

Re: It's official: Ireland will have first openly gay PM

Congratulations, I hope he does a good job.

Kiwirob wrote:
If Helen Clark had the balls to come out she would have beaten him to this silly title over a decade ago.

Dude, if there's one thing Auntie Helen can't possibly be accused of, it's not having enough balls.

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by zkojq
Fri Jun 02, 2017 4:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aeroflot to acquire additional A350-900 and 777-300ER aircraft
Replies: 28
Views: 6112

Re: Aeroflot to acquire 28 A350-900 and 6 777-300ER aircraft

Very peculiar. It's not long ago that they were right on the brink of bankrupcy, no? Yes Russian aviation took a hit not so long ago but seems to be recovering. Transaero and UTair left a big gap as Rossiya and even Vim Airlines are adding second-hand widebody aircraft as fast as they can. UTair? W...

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by zkojq
Thu Jun 01, 2017 6:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAG's Level Inaugural Flight: BCN-LAX
Replies: 95
Views: 17434

Re: IAG's Level Inaugural Flight: BCN-LAX

jnev3289 wrote:
Where's the cost advantage that is required of a "LHLC"?

A very good question. Sounds like (at least for the short term) it's going to trash yields and bleed lots of cash. I'd have thought that IAG would be smarter than this.

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by zkojq
Thu Jun 01, 2017 4:52 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Merkel: Europe 'can no longer rely on allies' after Trump and Brexit
Replies: 143
Views: 3824

Re: Merkel: Europe 'can no longer rely on allies' after Trump and Brexit

Meanwhile in the Netherlands, prisons are closing because the country is so safe! In 2013, 19 prisons in the Netherlands closed because the country didn't have enough criminals to fill them. Now, five more are slated to close their doors by the end of the summer, according to internal documents obta...

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by zkojq
Wed May 31, 2017 12:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aeroflot to acquire additional A350-900 and 777-300ER aircraft
Replies: 28
Views: 6112

Re: Aeroflot to acquire 28 A350-900 and 6 777-300ER aircraft

Very peculiar. It's not long ago that they were right on the brink of bankrupcy, no?

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by zkojq
Tue May 30, 2017 12:21 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What colors do you wear on specific holidays?
Replies: 11
Views: 503

Re: What colors do you wear on specific holidays?

I always wear lots of Red on the last Sunday in May.

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by zkojq
Tue May 30, 2017 11:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cathay Pacific to replace faulty A350 business class seats
Replies: 25
Views: 8323

Re: Cathay Pacific to replace faulty A350 business class seats

VRHNM wrote:
B-LRA should have been refitted with new seats already.

I flew in B-LRA today - very nice aircraft. Business class cabin looked immaculate. I'll upload some photos tomorrow, if someone reminds me.

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by zkojq
Tue May 30, 2017 11:17 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Merkel: Europe 'can no longer rely on allies' after Trump and Brexit
Replies: 143
Views: 3824

Re: Merkel: Europe 'can no longer rely on allies' after Trump and Brexit

I was so proud to see Macron standing up to Putin today, talking tough, not immediately folding to political adversaries like a certain North American leader does and letting them walk all over him. Its so nice to have a competent leader running the country :) . Germany has a very competent leader t...

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by zkojq
Mon May 29, 2017 3:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Preview 2017 Paris Airshow, Announcements, Expectations, Almost Baseless Rumours
Replies: 143
Views: 27914

Re: Preview 2017 Paris Airshow, Announcements, Expectations, Almost Baseless Rumours

Confirmation that LH will reduce 777x order. :stirthepot: Qantas confirming that mainline will indeed operate A321neos. Possible conversion of A380 orders to A350-900ULR or A350-1000. Air New Zealand A350-900/-1000s to replace the 777-200/-300 Looking forward to this! Not going to happen. Lol

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by zkojq
Fri May 26, 2017 6:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Smoker who caused onboard fire jailed for 9 years
Replies: 52
Views: 8745

Re: Smoker who caused onboard fire jailed for 9 years

Good. Arrogant smokers are the scum of the earth and authorities need to come down harder on them. That this idiot lit up on an aircraft is the highest form of arrogance. He should be made to pay some form of compensation to the other pax. I hope he won't be allowed to light up for the duration of h...

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by zkojq
Wed May 24, 2017 7:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Scandinavian Airlines revamps Onboard Experience
Replies: 8
Views: 2495

Re: Scandinavian Airlines revamps Onboard Experience

The USB outlets are sorely needed. My phone got very low on battery after a few delayed SAS flights a few weeks ago. Surprised that Lufthansa doesn't have them on theirs.

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by zkojq
Tue May 23, 2017 10:06 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Fatal blasts at Manchester Arena
Replies: 115
Views: 3951

Re: Fatal blasts at Manchester Arena

Thinking of all those parents whove spent the last day living out their worst nightmare.

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by zkojq
Tue May 23, 2017 7:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First Delta A350 emerges from the factory
Replies: 137
Views: 42210

Re: First Delta A350 emerges from the factory

That plane is going to make Delta a ridiculous amount of money! Looking forward to seeing it painted.

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by zkojq
Tue May 23, 2017 1:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AirAsia X reports Q1 2017 results
Replies: 11
Views: 1869

Re: AirAsia X reports Q1 2017 results

Wow look how profitable long-haul-low-cost is! :roll: You'd think the trend towards it would have cooled.

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by zkojq
Mon May 22, 2017 5:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Brussels Airlines getting seven used A330-300's
Replies: 56
Views: 12809

Re: Brussels Airlines buying 7 used A330-300's

Excellent news, a very astute choice from SN. Why buy an expensive new 787 if your network doesn't fully utilize its long range capabilities? Great news for SN's passengers too who will continue to enjoy the high levels of comfort that the world's premier widebody aircraft has to offer. Does anyone ...

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by zkojq
Sun May 21, 2017 11:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa celebrates 25thBirthday of Munich Airport
Replies: 16
Views: 3064

Re: Lufthansa celebrates 25thBirthday of Munich Airport

Best airport in Europe and that's before you consider all the beautiful Lufthansa A340s that are always there. A few weeks ago I had a (successful) fifteen minute connection there. Very easy thanks to the airport's high efficiency.

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by zkojq
Sat May 20, 2017 10:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Saudi Gulf to buy B777 and B787
Replies: 56
Views: 13242

Re: Saudi Gulf to buy B777 and B787

I'm skeptical. The middle east is awash with excess capacity as it is. Even if you forget about the ME3 there is significant capacity growth seemingly planned with Flyadeal, Al Maha, Flynas and now Saudi Gulf. This won't end well. Could they also take up the 2 ex Air Austral birds? Those are going t...

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by zkojq
Sat May 20, 2017 8:35 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: The UK's most delayed airlines.
Replies: 6
Views: 2206

Re: The UK's most delayed airlines.

Surprised to see how low SAS ranks.

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by zkojq
Fri May 19, 2017 10:43 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Times Square incident
Replies: 23
Views: 1030

Re: Times Square incident

Very sad. My thoughts are with the family of the girl who died. I hope those injured have a speedy recovery and that noone will have any permanent disabilities, amputations etc

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by zkojq
Fri May 19, 2017 10:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France to cut KLM growth
Replies: 49
Views: 10706

Re: Air France to cut KLM growth

1) I don't understand the long haul, low cost trend amongst legacy carriers. It's unproven, barely profitable at the best of times and will further depress long haul yields. I'd also point out that the Qantas Group is the only airline group that has successfully managed to make long haul flying prof...

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by zkojq
Fri May 12, 2017 9:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates CEO: 115 A380s is ‘absolute’ limit for Dubai hub
Replies: 78
Views: 19984

Re: Emirates CEO: 115 A380s is ‘absolute’ limit for Dubai hub

What's the deal with Costa at EGHQ? I hear EK crew referring to it all the time, but I've never been able to figure out it's significance. Anyone able to shed some light on this? It's the guys at the operational side of the business making jokes about HQ staff spending all day at the Costa instead ...

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by zkojq
Thu May 11, 2017 11:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Arkia New Livery
Replies: 14
Views: 2868

Re: Arkia New Livery

That'll look good in their A330neos!

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by zkojq
Thu May 11, 2017 11:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL not going to 10 across on 777s new config
Replies: 54
Views: 10463

Re: DL not going to 10 across on 777s new config

Excellent choice! Once again Delta proves that they're significantly better than United and American.

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by zkojq
Wed May 10, 2017 8:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates CEO: 115 A380s is ‘absolute’ limit for Dubai hub
Replies: 78
Views: 19984

Re: Emirates CEO: 115 A380s is ‘absolute’ limit for Dubai hub

I have checked on this point of yours, EK should have started a new crewrest compartment (underfloor) on its A380-ULR from A6-EUF (& not A6-EDF), which is MSN218, number 84 for EK. That's correct. Personally I quite liked the crew rest compartment being on the main deck since it gave the rear e...

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by zkojq
Wed May 10, 2017 7:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: QF CEO gets pie in the face during speech
Replies: 72
Views: 9403

Re: QF CEO gets pie in the face during speech

Sad but unsurprising that the perpetrator is unremorseful. Jail time seems a bit extreme given that there weren't injuries; a few hundred hours of community service and making him buy Mr Joyce a new suit would seem more appropriate. OTOH I do appreciate the need to set a strong precedent when it com...

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by zkojq
Tue May 09, 2017 9:39 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Happy Europe Day
Replies: 3
Views: 217

Re: Happy Europe Day

Happy Europe Day! For sure this is a fantastic continent. May our union ever strengthen us all, together.

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by zkojq
Tue May 09, 2017 9:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates CEO: 115 A380s is ‘absolute’ limit for Dubai hub
Replies: 78
Views: 19984

Re: Emirates CEO: 115 A380s is ‘absolute’ limit for Dubai hub

fly a good portion of them at way less than capacity You haven't presented any evidence of this. EK's overall loads aren't too bad considering the capacity that they're adding. http://i.imgur.com/NhtgvVk.jpg http://i.imgur.com/t5SQDbU.jpg charge ridiculously low fares Competitive =/= ridiculuously ...

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by zkojq
Tue May 09, 2017 1:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates CEO: 115 A380s is ‘absolute’ limit for Dubai hub
Replies: 78
Views: 19984

Re: Emirates CEO: 115 A380s is ‘absolute’ limit for Dubai hub

115 aircraft may well be the limit but they will need to replace older frames as and when the time comes... IF they still need them. But this does sound like they (Airbus and Emirates) are prepping the landscape for a possible end to A380 production if the Neo isn't realistic enough. When half of t...

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by zkojq
Sun May 07, 2017 9:42 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Centrist Macron is the next French President
Replies: 115
Views: 2499

Re: Centrist Macron is the next French President

I don't ever remember being so proud to be French! The mood is very positive here in Pornic. A very special atmosphere as La Marseilles was played after his speech. The French system worked. The runoff system was a total success; it allowed for people to vote for who they want, to go against the mai...

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by zkojq
Fri May 05, 2017 10:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa's Munich hub
Replies: 36
Views: 8253

Re: Lufthansa's Munich hub

Munich is probably the best and most efficient hub in Europe. It's phenomenally well designed. I successfully made a 10 minute connection there a few days ago (caused by an SAS screw up :roll: )

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by zkojq
Fri May 05, 2017 10:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LEVEL in CDG and FCO next year
Replies: 52
Views: 8512

Re: LEVEL in CDG and FCO next year

The EU3 would do well not to start long-haul low-cost flying from each other's hubs. If Level starts flying long haul from CDG/AMS/MUC/FRA you can be sure that AFKL Group or LH Group will respond by launching long-haul low-cost flights from LGW/MAD/BCN via Transavia or Eurowings which will further s...

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by zkojq
Fri May 05, 2017 12:07 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Breaking : Terror attack on shopping Centre in Munich , Germany
Replies: 77
Views: 2946

Re: Breaking : Terror attack on shopping Centre in Munich , Germany

So after all the public shootings in the US (there seems to be a significant one every few days) it took nine months for one to happen where an armed 'good guy' was able to save the day?

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by zkojq
Tue May 02, 2017 10:52 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Porsche Cayenne tows an A380
Replies: 9
Views: 520

Re: Porsche Cayenne tows an A380

It should have been Le Mans winner Nico Hulkenberg driving the Porsche.

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by zkojq
Tue May 02, 2017 10:41 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Erdogan threatens the EU
Replies: 10
Views: 417

Re: Erdogan threatens the EU

The one great thing about Erdoğan (well the only great thing, I guess) is that he has made it quite certain that Turkey will never be allowed to enter the EU.

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by zkojq
Sat Apr 22, 2017 4:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: List of Airports with NEO service
Replies: 42
Views: 4773

Re: List of Airports with NEO service

I flew a Lufthansa one to Oslo a few days back.

SAS:
Stockholm Arlanda
Copenhagen
London

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