Who is throwing accusations about Niger? The people saying that this is like Benghazi. Why investigate the attack when you can just sh!t all over the wife of one of the deceased? :banghead: Is there any situation that the president touches that doesn't turn to s#it? His incompetence is truly bewild...Jump to post
To their credit, they actually told the public about these changes before an election, which is something at least. The Nats never told us about the border levy. Nor the Kiwisaver tax increase. Nor the increased ACC levies. And they said in 2008 that they wouldn't raise GST... And Sydney's airport ...Jump to post
Looks like we're going to have a NZFirst-Labour-Greens coalition and therefore a change of government. Eleven days of negotiations - not bad IMO. The parties in government represent 53% of the votes cast (as opposed to the last election which was ~50.5%). Labour leader Jacinda Ardern will be Prime M...Jump to post
None of those airports currently have border processing which would be expensive to add for a 2/week service. A question; as far as staffing is concerned, would MPI operations staff be interchangeable between the Tauranga Cruise Terminal and airport duties? Same for Immigration staff. Surely the jo...Jump to post
How long away is the landing scheduled for?
mat66 wrote:FL300 and 0.82M right now. Looks really well for FF.
Anyway, time to talk about more positive things; there's going to be a Kiwi in F1 for the first time in many years. Something to celebrate for sure.Jump to post
Hate to break it to you granddad, but Williams aren't a top team :) They'd be on a similar level as Force India this year if they had a competent driver lineup. Instead they have a 36 year old who's well past his prime and an 18 year old pay driver. Williams is by no means a Sauber/Minadi/Manor/Cat...Jump to post
It shows how the Department of Commerce's judicial processes are nothing more than a Kangaroo Court. To paraphrase a comment on Leeham's article, it also show's Boeing's attitude to new aircraft development. The Boeing of old would have 'addressed' the CSeries 'problem' by out engineering Bombardier...Jump to post
I'm not "trying to take away from Vettel's talent"- I'm just pointing out that Vettel's behavior has cost him at least 13 points this season, and an avoidable crash has taken away another 25. As a result, ascribing the fact Vettel isn't winning this year entirely to misfortune is disingen...Jump to post
He's clearly not as quick as Hamilton, but then few are. He was closer at the start of the season. According to Otmar Szafnauer how long the situation lasts is upto Perez and Ocon with a possibility of team orders being used in 2018 as well. I think team orders should be kept. Force India is the se...Jump to post
Per ostrower on Twitter: Qantas CEO Alan Joyce says two 787-9s carry the same number of passengers as an A380, but two 787 flights are “a bit cheaper” than one A380. Hmmmm... Not really a surprise considering that the A380s have big First cabins.... I am guessing Qantas is not installing First on t...Jump to post
As for Wellington, perhaps a one stopper via Australia on a 777, similar to Singapore Airlines? Not sure how likely that would be though. V/F How about DXB-CNS-WLG-CNS-DXB. That would allow them to open two new destinations, and I'm sure that a 77L wouldn't have any runway issues going to CNS. EK p...Jump to post
Well, I guess the championship was handed to Hamilton on a silver platter? Could he be any luckier. As always, we saw great class from Vettel, thanking all of his engineers/mechanics individually after the retirement. Great race from K-MAG as always, very nice overtake of Massa. Outside of F1, we sa...Jump to post
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1) I smell a lot of BS here. Where's the actual proof of this contract clause? Employee forums aren't legally binding like investor presentations. Why would SK make that public knowledge? 2) Business 101. If you have a vastly superior product, you are a price maker, not a price taker. Why would UA t...Jump to post
http://s2.quickmeme.com/img/15/1599e06bd7b11b9d1e3d414c4cfb97bd3ad4ed044ac06d4ec5625cf4d0d224ec.jpg Perhaps they want to help us to form a more perfect union. Maybe, it's because they are failing at that task in Europe? Cultural relativism from the Yanks. Collectively deluded into thinking their gu...Jump to post
scbriml wrote:zkojq wrote:Stroll should use his mirrors.
If Vettel was blameless, the stewards would have punished Stroll. They didn't.
I am not sure where KQ made its fatal mistake I would suggest that ordering 77Ws was part of the problem. Too many new aircraft were ordered at the same time, B737NG, Embraer 170, 190, B772ER, B77W, and B787, a bucket load of them at one go. Must have put a strain on their balance sheet. More to th...Jump to post
mercure1 wrote:I am not sure where KQ made its fatal mistake
I managed to walk on the circuit right up to turn two after the podium celebrations & saw one of the drain-covers first hand. If you hit it hard enough & often enough, it's easy for fatigue to set in and slowly crack the weld. Add to that the constant expansion due to heat... I wonder what ...Jump to post
Why new 787s? That seems like an exceptional waste of capital. Handing down unneeded Qatari A330s (as they are replaced by new 787s) and A320s (as they get replaced by 321neos) to Meridiana might make sense. Or is this just because QR has over ordered again and have too much pride to postpone delive...Jump to post
Thoughts from Malaysia: - How can something like that loose drain-cover happen? If the car itself had hit it, that could have literally sliced Grosjean in two. How do they test all the welds to make sure they're strong enough? Remember how Button's suspension was destroyed by something similar at Mo...Jump to post
Would it help if Bombardier increases the accounting block to 1,400 aircraft? :scratchchin: Absolutely, $8B incentives to a narrow body final assembly plant will bring lot more jobs to the state than incentivizing a slow-moving VLA. :checkmark: Didn't BCA offer B737 Classics at $22 Million/each to U...Jump to post
I am sure DL legal is scouring over the case to find a loophole. Just tow it across the border and complete the assembly in the USA. :rotfl: Even better, do it in Seattle so that Bombardier is eligible for some of those cold, hard Washington State tax dollars which Boeing has had all to themselves ...Jump to post
I think you're on the wrong planet. Can you name any country or place anytime in the last 9,600 years (since the beginning of this current inter-glacial (warm) period) other than aboriginal existence that allowed you free use of the society and gave you the freedoms that you think you are currently...Jump to post
They included a story falsely claiming former President Obama was gay and a radical Muslim
The whole thing about 'ungrateful blacks' being applied to Stevie Wonder and black football athletes is just so vulgar. They try and attribute the success of these people (financial or otherwise) to the country being so great, yet when talking about someone white and successful (say Trump) the narr...Jump to post
Pierre Gasly replaces Kvyat for the Malaysia GP.Jump to post
The heart of this issue has nothing to do with the flag, but rather silencing blacks making statements of protest. Rightwing loudmouths won't allow players to take a knee, won't let them protest about it because BLM = evil, won't let them do it on their twitter account. Any form of protest makes the...Jump to post
jetero wrote:zkojq wrote:Some people really do go out of their way to be offended.
While calling the other "side" "snowflakes."
Oh, but doesn't prevent a certain someone to bring up the best airport in the world (OSL) every time airports in NZ are discussed on here :shock: :? :lol: In fairness, OSL is a great airport. To be honest though, especialy considering its size, I found Stavanger Airport to be more impressive. For t...Jump to post
Do the numbers, guys. The A350 has the legs to do New York and ORD. It also has the payload/range to do LAX with full pax and a full hold. It has around the same capacity as the 77E. It’s a 280t aircraft as against a 350t B778. With price to match. NZ has a home market a fifth the size of QF's. It’...Jump to post
TWA772LR wrote:Seeing as NZ has never had an Airbus widebody, this seems like it's in the bag for the 777X.
They sold off a bunch of profitable assets (which have since collectively gained about $4B in value - power co's and Air NZ, not to mention the missed dividends). Biggest gift ever to those of us who could afford it! One of my concerns about this campaign is how asset sales have never been mentione...Jump to post