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by dtw2hyd
Fri May 25, 2018 4:19 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Is India a failing democracy
Replies: 28
Views: 822

Re: Is India a failing democracy

https://www.ndtv.com/video/news/left-ri ... -topscroll
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Another story on lack of freedom of press. This is not the first time similar stories have come up.

https://www.ndtv.com/video/news/left-ri ... -topscroll

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by dtw2hyd
Fri May 25, 2018 1:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta to serve Mumbai nonstop in 2019
Replies: 125
Views: 11699

Re: Delta to serve Mumbai nonstop in 2019

Gcmap distances, ATL is 700+ miles farther than JFK, makes a huge difference in fuel burn.

ATL-BOM 8,510 mi
DTW-BOM 7,949 mi
MSP-BOM 7,942 mi
JFK-BOM 7,799 mi
BOS-BOM 7,619 mi

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by dtw2hyd
Fri May 25, 2018 1:36 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Is India a failing democracy
Replies: 28
Views: 822

Re: Is India a failing democracy

https://scroll.in/article/879833/govern ... l-policies
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Here is another measure to curtail freedom of speech. Probably getting ready for 2019 elections.

https://scroll.in/article/879833/govern ... l-policies

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by dtw2hyd
Fri May 25, 2018 1:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta to serve Mumbai nonstop in 2019
Replies: 125
Views: 11699

Re: Delta to serve Mumbai nonstop in 2019

This will be the fifth NYC-India non-stop, plus EWR-LHR-AMD direct flight.

Rest of the US has three non-stops.

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by dtw2hyd
Fri May 25, 2018 10:49 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Is India a failing democracy
Replies: 28
Views: 822

Re: Is India a failing democracy

... You'll have to PROVE it. Not merely co-relation, but causation. Guess what ? You have no proof, and no way you can claim causation. The Chief Justice and the state governor did *exactly* what their powers to do are. Guess what ? Everything's going to look like it's in 'Modi's pocket'. You know ...

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by dtw2hyd
Thu May 24, 2018 11:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta to serve Mumbai nonstop in 2019
Replies: 125
Views: 11699

Re: Delta to serve Mumbai nonstop in 2019

As much as we love to have DTW-India, any non-stop to India is a good start. Good luck DL.

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by dtw2hyd
Thu May 24, 2018 6:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FAA Gives Final Approval to 777X Folding Wings
Replies: 107
Views: 11234

Re: FAA Gives Final Approval to 777X Folding Wings

https://youtu.be/TXOSBuuaCLk?t=107
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Experts should watch this video to understand how flaps/spoilers are different from folding wingtips.

https://youtu.be/TXOSBuuaCLk?t=107

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by dtw2hyd
Thu May 24, 2018 6:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta to serve Mumbai nonstop in 2019
Replies: 125
Views: 11699

Re: Delta to serve Mumbai nonstop in 2019

algeorge2015 wrote:
...an economy class round trip price of USD 950-1000 (except for mos of Dec, Jun, & July) out of ATL will be very attractive.


They can get $1300-$1700 from DTW.

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by dtw2hyd
Thu May 24, 2018 5:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta to serve Mumbai nonstop in 2019
Replies: 125
Views: 11699

Re: Delta to serve Mumbai nonstop in 2019

How has the Open Skies conversation enabled Delta to restart India services? The only thing that I know that came out of it is that "there are no plans to start new 5th freedom flights" which is not relevant. What else has transpired? No government constructed infrastructure. Details of n...

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by dtw2hyd
Thu May 24, 2018 4:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta to serve Mumbai nonstop in 2019
Replies: 125
Views: 11699

Re: Delta to serve Mumbai nonstop in 2019

777Mech wrote:
...Much to the dismay of the DTW crowd.


No DTW-BOM. :hissyfit: :hissyfit: :hissyfit:

Anyway, congratulations to DL and the low-yield airports getting this opportunity.

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by dtw2hyd
Thu May 24, 2018 11:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Vistara may transition from Airbus to Boeing fleet
Replies: 35
Views: 6978

Re: Vistara may transition from Airbus to Boeing fleet

Buying long range NBs is the only way Vistara (or Indigo) can go long-haul without going under. Doesn't matter if it is A or B.

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by dtw2hyd
Thu May 24, 2018 11:25 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Is India a failing democracy
Replies: 28
Views: 822

Re: Is India a failing democracy

... So let's summarize: * You think the chief justice of the Indian Supreme Court should not have the powers of a chief justice * You disagree with the Constitution of India. It is not the question whether these institutions and positions have ultimate authority under constitution, question is whet...

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by dtw2hyd
Thu May 24, 2018 1:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FAA Gives Final Approval to 777X Folding Wings
Replies: 107
Views: 11234

Re: FAA Gives Final Approval to 777X Folding Wings

... You've missed the point. Of course there will be a cost, but less of a cost than those rare code F gates.... Lightsaber No airport will be asking payment for services not offered, similarly no airline should expect free lunch based on a classification. Can it even land on Code E runway, probabl...

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by dtw2hyd
Wed May 23, 2018 10:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FAA Gives Final Approval to 777X Folding Wings
Replies: 107
Views: 11234

Re: FAA Gives Final Approval to 777X Folding Wings

Please read my above post on wing walkers. Insurance will mandate a process and audit. Big company insurance is nothing like personal insurance, the quantity of audits is amazing. Insurance auditors do walk airports. In particular when insuring code F aircraft. This isn't be an issue. Just as ETOPS...

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by dtw2hyd
Wed May 23, 2018 8:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - 2018 (2)
Replies: 265
Views: 15868

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - 2018 (2)

GoI can do lot of things to help local carriers. Like reducing/eliminating duties on ATF, MRO and interest rates on working capital loans. Because GoI cannot let to that revenue stream, they are making every suffer. Just those three will increase operating margins by 5%-10%. Its a Pandora's Box - D...

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by dtw2hyd
Wed May 23, 2018 8:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FAA Gives Final Approval to 777X Folding Wings
Replies: 107
Views: 11234

Re: FAA Gives Final Approval to 777X Folding Wings

That is why checklists were invented. Obviously mistakes will happen and ground incidents will occurred but that is life. It’s not like planes with fixed wingles don’t occasionally make contact with other aircraft or structures too. Yes mistakes do happen and covered by insurance. But you cannot de...

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by dtw2hyd
Wed May 23, 2018 6:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FAA Gives Final Approval to 777X Folding Wings
Replies: 107
Views: 11234

Re: FAA Gives Final Approval to 777X Folding Wings

There is nothing to agree to. FAA sets the rules. If a country wants to be arbitrary and not accept FAA definition... Oh.. fun time for airline audits. Lightsaber I suppose NTSB and FAA will settle after first operational incident. FAA can set any code they want, that doesn't shrink physical dimens...

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by dtw2hyd
Wed May 23, 2018 5:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FAA Gives Final Approval to 777X Folding Wings
Replies: 107
Views: 11234

Re: FAA Gives Final Approval to 777X Folding Wings

Did any airport operator agreed to charge it as Code E? Or, folding tips are great, but pay us Code F rates.

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by dtw2hyd
Wed May 23, 2018 4:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FAA Gives Final Approval to 777X Folding Wings
Replies: 107
Views: 11234

Re: FAA Gives Final Approval to 777X Folding Wings

musman9853 wrote:
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The C2 Grayhound has a folding wing about 35ish feet long.


So 1/3 total wingspan and 1/15 MTOW is the best nearest real life example.

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by dtw2hyd
Wed May 23, 2018 4:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - 2018 (2)
Replies: 265
Views: 15868

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - 2018 (2)

GoI can do lot of things to help local carriers. Like reducing/eliminating duties on ATF, MRO and interest rates on working capital loans. Because GoI cannot let to that revenue stream, they are making every suffer. Just those three will increase operating margins by 5%-10%.

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by dtw2hyd
Wed May 23, 2018 4:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Could UK Government get a 787 / A350 ?
Replies: 63
Views: 5658

Re: Could UK Government get a 787 / A350 ?

So wet leased WOW 338NEO, "Saving £350M a Week" livery , operated exclusively by Eastern European crew. English egress(synomym) dream come true.

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by dtw2hyd
Wed May 23, 2018 3:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FAA Gives Final Approval to 777X Folding Wings
Replies: 107
Views: 11234

Re: FAA Gives Final Approval to 777X Folding Wings

I guess they have the AD ready recommending not to use this fancy feature unless it is absolutely necessary. If line mx need to test folding tips with gates on both sides occupied, do they have to drag it to a hangar/remote stand? ... lmao. navy planes have had folding wingtips for decades, this isn...

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by dtw2hyd
Wed May 23, 2018 1:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Could UK Government get a 787 / A350 ?
Replies: 63
Views: 5658

Re: Could UK Government get a 787 / A350 ?

uta999 wrote:
Boris Johnson, UK Foreign secretary wants a new plane....


Is NHS planning to sponsor? Also royal family is growing. Kate-Williams need a plane to go to Seychelles, so does Meghan-Harry.

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by dtw2hyd
Wed May 23, 2018 1:09 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Two women commit crime........speaking Spanish
Replies: 58
Views: 1452

Re: Two women commit horrific crime........speaking Spanish

Something doesn't add up here. Havre, MT is not a tiny village, 10,000 population with 4.6% Hispanic, 10,6% Native American and has a CBP office. Also MT is one of three states where Yellowstone National Park resides, #1 national park which receives millions of visitors from all over the world. You ...

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by dtw2hyd
Wed May 23, 2018 11:10 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Is India a failing democracy
Replies: 28
Views: 822

Re: Is India a failing democracy

I posted an interview with a former BJP Member of parliament, former Minister of Finance and a former Minister of External Affairs which covered almost all topics. This is happening all over India covered in different regional Indian languages. Most of these unconstitutional measures were used by pr...

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by dtw2hyd
Tue May 22, 2018 6:42 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Is India a failing democracy
Replies: 28
Views: 822

Is India a failing democracy

People discuss so much about Trump and how he wants autonomous US government entities and media to work for him, fortunately they are resisting and protecting the system. It appears the opposite is happening in India. All autonomous bodies working for prime minister, which is not a good sign. Here a...

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by dtw2hyd
Tue May 22, 2018 4:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA tells FAs to stop Sloppy Grooming
Replies: 168
Views: 19087

Re: UA tells FAs to stop Sloppy Grooming

... Just remember some London firms, outsourcing their receptionists, to be able to point to, that standards regarding gender, age, appearance, high heels and so on, were not their standards, but the standards of the staffing firm. The firm itself ordering the staffers having of course no hand in d...

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by dtw2hyd
Tue May 22, 2018 3:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EK to go double daily EWR
Replies: 24
Views: 3738

Re: EK to go double daily EWR

As was already stated, this is not a new development. EK208 has been in and out for several years now, so no surprise that it is going away. I think that this flight poses the greatest threat to AI, and not any US3 or European carrier. UA's EWR-DEL/BOM flights are some of the best-performing ULH ro...

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by dtw2hyd
Tue May 22, 2018 10:42 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: NY man tells Spanish speakers “My next call is to ICE”
Replies: 72
Views: 2509

Re: NY man tells Spanish speakers “My next call is to ICE”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VC_Fb1vJAMw
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Mariachis serenade Mr.Scholssberg. It appears he will get daily hugs going forward.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VC_Fb1vJAMw

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by dtw2hyd
Tue May 22, 2018 10:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates Pilot Shortage
Replies: 143
Views: 27380

Re: Emirates Pilot Shortage

EK should drop multiple frequencies and/or under-performing routes until this is resolved. They should also create separate crew pools for short,medium, and (ultra) long haul. Rotate every quarter or season. Sure, airline cannot squeeze every last drop of productivity, but they will be healthy and h...

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by dtw2hyd
Mon May 21, 2018 11:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates Pilot Shortage
Replies: 143
Views: 27380

Re: Emirates Pilot Shortage

Other airlines cancel service if they cannot crew, no one else tried these gimmicks. There were studies, but dropped the idea because study proved it is inherently unsafe. Are there any European carriers operating (ultra)long-haul flights even to compare. There is no evidence of EY,QR,SV,SQ,CX,BR,PR...

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by dtw2hyd
Mon May 21, 2018 2:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates Pilot Shortage
Replies: 143
Views: 27380

Re: Emirates Pilot Shortage

Open-skies agreement has a safety related exit clause. US can exit open-skies or ban few airlines if USDOT thinks partner country is following unsafe practices.

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by dtw2hyd
Mon May 21, 2018 11:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates Pilot Shortage
Replies: 143
Views: 27380

Re: Emirates Pilot Shortage

@emiratesdriver, I have to respectfully disagree with your assessment. Expats preferred EK over QR because it is run by western management and they will be protected from adversary effects of local culture. Rather management reliving and enjoying their medieval past. When QR felt the heat about empl...

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by dtw2hyd
Mon May 21, 2018 10:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates Pilot Shortage
Replies: 143
Views: 27380

Re: Emirates Pilot Shortage

I see several posters argue that the "Middle Eastern way of doing things" is contributing to this mess, but isn't most of EK management North American, European and Australian/NZ men who should be able to cut through with their Western work ethics and work culture? That is just throwing a...

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by dtw2hyd
Mon May 21, 2018 12:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates Pilot Shortage
Replies: 143
Views: 27380

Re: Emirates Pilot Shortage

...This is getting silly! a snapshot from the freight perspective. Just for the sake of the discussion. .... Comparing humans to cargo is a silly, irrelevant argument and just a distraction technique. Not suitable for a facts based forum. How is flying a freighter different than the same plane in a...

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by dtw2hyd
Sun May 20, 2018 7:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates Pilot Shortage
Replies: 143
Views: 27380

Re: Emirates Pilot Shortage

Do they still take deliveries of new frames or have they quietly stopped? Three areas they will never stop spending money on. 1)Taking new plane deliveries, 2) PR spending. 3) Adding new senior management positions and few thousand employees to justify each position. Cuts always have to come from s...

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by dtw2hyd
Sun May 20, 2018 12:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates Pilot Shortage
Replies: 143
Views: 27380

Re: Emirates Pilot Shortage

cougar15 wrote:
...This is getting silly! a snapshot from the freight perspective. Just for the sake of the discussion. ....


Comparing humans to cargo is a silly, irrelevant argument and just a distraction technique. Not suitable for a facts based forum.

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by dtw2hyd
Sat May 19, 2018 8:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates Pilot Shortage
Replies: 143
Views: 27380

Re: Emirates Pilot Shortage

Why doesn’t EK focus on hiring local Emeraties, rather than depending on foreign pilots and scouring the planet for flying talent? How difficult would it be for EK to set up a massive local training center capable of training hundreds of pilots on an annual basis? It has always been cheaper to poac...

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by dtw2hyd
Sat May 19, 2018 4:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates Pilot Shortage
Replies: 143
Views: 27380

Re: EK pilot shortage, now a safety concern

Yeah, this has been happening forever for Euro and, I think, US carriers. .. Definitely not in any country follows FAA guidelines. Europe has little bit relaxed rules, but EU carriers don't have many ULH flights. Also have unions and strict labor laws to protect from abuse. What we have is a rewrit...

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by dtw2hyd
Fri May 18, 2018 9:15 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: NY man tells Spanish speakers “My next call is to ICE”
Replies: 72
Views: 2509

Re: NY man tells Spanish speakers “My next call is to ICE”

https://youtu.be/MYYXv7vE-Qk

His life as he knew it is totally over.


That will keep me giggling entire weekend. Poor guy, he should move to Mexico.
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bagoldex wrote:

At least Aaron can run ...

https://youtu.be/MYYXv7vE-Qk

His life as he knew it is totally over.


That will keep me giggling entire weekend. Poor guy, he should move to Mexico.

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by dtw2hyd
Fri May 18, 2018 5:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates Pilot Shortage
Replies: 143
Views: 27380

Re: Emirates Pilot Shortage

Fatbus wrote:
EK operates under the GCAA not Dubai anything..


PR will remind you that GCAA has the highest ICAO USOAP score in the world. UAE almost bagged ICAO chairperson position.

So keep singing "Everything is awesome" until "Nearer My God to Thee"

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by dtw2hyd
Fri May 18, 2018 3:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - 2018 (2)
Replies: 265
Views: 15868

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - 2018 (2)

... Man that was the most ridiculous report I've ever seen. Features like lie flat beds, PTVs are purposely disabled in domestic flights by 9W. They provide IFE streaming in your mobile. Fly int'l in that same a332 and every feature will work well and fine. Worst thing no one corrected this fact ex...

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by dtw2hyd
Fri May 18, 2018 2:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates Pilot Shortage
Replies: 143
Views: 27380

Re: Emirates Pilot Shortage

What is this thread actually about? Let's put the title aside. That's what got me interested. But the more I read the more I think it's in danger of becoming a vent machine. A few more facts would be helpful. Do we know precisely the parameters of the announcement? For example, is it really 3 pilot...

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by dtw2hyd
Fri May 18, 2018 2:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - 2018 (2)
Replies: 265
Views: 15868

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - 2018 (2)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OGZWfmceVio
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CaliguyNYC wrote:
What ever you might think about the ME3, at least you can't say (finally) that Indian carriers aren't doing anything.

My comment was specific to interiors. Watch this trip report https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OGZWfmceVio

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by dtw2hyd
Fri May 18, 2018 2:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates Pilot Shortage
Replies: 143
Views: 27380

Re: Emirates Pilot Shortage

...as did profits by a considerable margin... Trump says "no collusion, trust me" five times a day, nobody does. EK shows profits every year, along with PR claims to trust them because reports are audited by a brand name auditor. Both are in the same boat. so the PR must be archiving some...

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by dtw2hyd
Fri May 18, 2018 10:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates Pilot Shortage
Replies: 143
Views: 27380

Re: Emirates Pilot Shortage

Interestingly 2017-18 PR spending went up, the single useless expenditure not yielding any results, but not able to keep crew happy.

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by dtw2hyd
Fri May 18, 2018 10:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How many of Emirates' A380s are actually active and flying?
Replies: 61
Views: 14988

Re: How many of Emirates' A380s are actually active and flying?

Latest rumor is 33 AOGs. At this rate, Boeing's own crew will be ferrying 777Xs directly to DWC storage and someone has to design stilts to park on sand as there will not be enough ramp space.

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by dtw2hyd
Fri May 18, 2018 1:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL to add new routes after agreement with ME3
Replies: 194
Views: 21849

Re: DL to add new routes after agreement with ME3

.. (AI is such a basket case, who knows how their route is actually doing over the last decade plus) indicates that it isnt this proverbial goldmine. It's not an emotional thing. Just the reality of the situation. India's Comptroller and Auditor General publishes AI's India-USA route wise profit/lo...

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by dtw2hyd
Thu May 17, 2018 10:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL to add new routes after agreement with ME3
Replies: 194
Views: 21849

Re: DL to add new routes after agreement with ME3

Youre not being objective. It wasnt after 9/11 when the ME3 got big in the US. It wasnt until 2008-2009 that the ME3 got bigger in the US. For years it was just JFK. In early 2008, they started Houston and Los Angeles came on board in late 2008. SFO came on in 2010. Fastforward to now, they fly to ...

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by dtw2hyd
Thu May 17, 2018 10:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates Pilot Shortage
Replies: 143
Views: 27380

Re: EK pilot shortage, now a safety concern

Don't worry worldranger, 170 cadets putting hours on SR22s like crazy. They will be ready in no time to put every bird in the air.

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