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by b747400erf
Mon Aug 14, 2017 9:18 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: How Are Crews Selected For a New Fleet Type?
Replies: 10
Views: 1092

Re: How Are Crews Selected For a New Fleet Type?

LAXintl wrote:
They bid and awarded per seniority. Something like C-series at DL however, will go pretty junior due to its pay and choice of bases.


I am sure there are a lot of FO's on the right seat for years and years, that are jumping at the chance to upgrade to the command left seat.

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by b747400erf
Sat Aug 12, 2017 8:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Australia announces a net loss of $185 million for FY16/17
Replies: 103
Views: 9343

Re: Virgin Australia announces a net loss of $185 million for FY16/17

- Focusing on the 738 for both VA and TT is a solid move, but will take time to achieve benefits given the transition plan and costs associated with the change According to anonymous pilots on other forums that has been a big disaster and they are burning money for months paying pilots to sit aroun...

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by b747400erf
Fri Aug 11, 2017 9:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways London to San Jose. How well ?
Replies: 63
Views: 8609

Re: British Airways London to San Jose. How well ?

Do not forget about cargo! The Bay Area exports brains and programmers, not factory made products. If a business was to ship something out of SJC it would go on FedEx or UPS one stop to London. 1) cargo goes two ways, not just one 2) the Bay Area imports a crap-ton of computing/tech products, much ...

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by b747400erf
Fri Aug 11, 2017 9:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways London to San Jose. How well ?
Replies: 63
Views: 8609

Re: British Airways London to San Jose. How well ?

Do not forget about cargo! The Bay Area exports brains and programmers, not factory made products. If a business was to ship something out of SJC it would go on FedEx or UPS one stop to London. I can assure you (having worked at HQ for 2 different airlines in Europe and the US) The cargo hold of co...

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by b747400erf
Fri Aug 11, 2017 6:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cargo (industry survey, Atlas, and Lufthansa)
Replies: 35
Views: 3706

Re: Cargo (industry survey, Atlas, and Lufthansa)

Has anybody noticed that we are in a bit of a peak for the last three weeks? Volumes to the middle east have been on an upswing. Especially to Qatar, I was told that BA is full until the 20th for DOH freight. The diplomatic situation has cut Qatar off from their neighbours. An upswing in air freigh...

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by b747400erf
Fri Aug 11, 2017 6:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways London to San Jose. How well ?
Replies: 63
Views: 8609

Re: British Airways London to San Jose. How well ?

I assume if priced smartly those empty y seats can create some Benjamin for. BA. Or they can charge out the ass for some seats, leave the others empty, and save on the fuel from the saved weight. That seems to be the path they're taking. Same for MSY. Do not forget about cargo! The Bay Area exports...

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by b747400erf
Thu Aug 10, 2017 5:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL 5508 Aborts Takeoff At ATL Due To Deflation Of Two Tires
Replies: 30
Views: 6666

Re: DL 5508 Aborts Takeoff At ATL Due To Deflation Of Two Tires

Why don't we hold outself to a higher standard and not call this a Delta flight since it wasn't operated by Delta? It has DELTA painted on the aircraft, people that buy tickets buy them on DELTA, and DELTA hire the regional carrier. For the general public, it is a DELTA flight. Please. Spare me the...

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by b747400erf
Wed Aug 09, 2017 9:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SkyWest Announces ExpressJet Changes
Replies: 88
Views: 10917

Re: SkyWest Announces ExpressJet Changes

No one is losing their job, stop with the fake news. You obviously have no idea how any of this works. I'm sorry, I didn't realize I was speaking with a SkyWest executive here. Please tell me how many people are getting the boot. Life's tough, good people lose their jobs all the time and the airlin...

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by b747400erf
Wed Aug 09, 2017 7:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL 5508 Aborts Takeoff At ATL Due To Deflation Of Two Tires
Replies: 30
Views: 6666

Re: DL 5508 Aborts Takeoff At ATL Due To Deflation Of Two Tires

flight152 wrote:
Why don't we hold outself to a higher standard and not call this a Delta flight since it wasn't operated by Delta?

It has DELTA painted on the aircraft, people that buy tickets buy them on DELTA, and DELTA hire the regional carrier. For the general public, it is a DELTA flight.

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by b747400erf
Wed Aug 09, 2017 6:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is South African or Kenyan at ORD possible
Replies: 34
Views: 3404

Re: Is South African or Kenyan at ORD possible

We at a.net are back with the "I like 2 cities/countries so I think there should be a connection between them"

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by b747400erf
Wed Aug 09, 2017 6:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CSeries begins LCY ops
Replies: 35
Views: 9460

Re: CSeries begins LCY ops

It must have powerful engines and a well designed wing, it does not use spoilers deployed on approach like the A318 has.

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by b747400erf
Tue Aug 08, 2017 9:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cargo (industry survey, Atlas, and Lufthansa)
Replies: 35
Views: 3706

Re: Cargo (industry survey, Atlas, and Lufthansa)

B747400erf understood what was easy to understand with some Background knowledge. quoting Newbiepilot as follows: I really don't understand what he meant either. Atlas is a worldwide freight operator flying for airlines and companies based in many different countres end of Quote The freight Atlas t...

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by b747400erf
Tue Aug 08, 2017 9:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NFL's Patriots Buy Two 767s ?!?
Replies: 144
Views: 21098

Re: NFL's Patriots Buy Two 767s ?!?

These guys would do well to hire an Atlas, ATI, or other Part 121 carrier to operate the aircraft, and not try to do it themselves. The safety culture of an established Part 121 carrier is leaps and bounds above anything that one can do in-house. Start with Get There Itis, and go from there. If I w...

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by b747400erf
Tue Aug 08, 2017 8:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways A380 US Routes
Replies: 73
Views: 11348

Re: British Airways A380 US Routes

Hmm... how many A380s sold and how many 777s? As I said economics rule. As for charging extra for A380 flights, how is this a good thing for the traveller? Most people want the cheapest deal they can get. The 747 brought fares down and opened up intercontinental travel to the masses, now apparently...

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by b747400erf
Tue Aug 08, 2017 8:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: GCAA: No mechanical issues before EK521 crash.
Replies: 59
Views: 5571

Re: GCAA: No mechanical issues before EK521 crash.

If you press TOGA twice the throttles advance to full automatically in the 777 the fatigued pilots returning from all night flying to India and back having no relief crew spent 8 seconds on that. Blaming them is unfair but EK are never going to get the blame, pin it on the pilots and quietly change ...

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by b747400erf
Mon Aug 07, 2017 11:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cargo (industry survey, Atlas, and Lufthansa)
Replies: 35
Views: 3706

Re: Cargo (industry survey, Atlas, and Lufthansa)

here is too much capacity on the market when a Country that produces nothing but hot air in the form of gas has a larger freighter fleet than their competitor which is based in the 2nd largest exporting Country. What does any of that mean? I really don't understand what he meant either. Atlas is a ...

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by b747400erf
Mon Aug 07, 2017 10:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Feds Award $8.3M To Expand RFD Cargo Apron & Passenger Terminal
Replies: 3
Views: 728

Re: Feds Award $8.3M To Expand RFD Cargo Apron & Passenger Terminal

"Durbin, Bustos and Duckworth renewed previous calls for Governor Bruce Rauner to follow through on the state’s 2014 pledge to pay $16.3 million for the airport’s jet repair hub, which debuted last year." Umm... Senators and Congresswoman.... in case you haven't heard, Illinois is BROKE. ...

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by b747400erf
Mon Aug 07, 2017 10:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cargo (industry survey, Atlas, and Lufthansa)
Replies: 35
Views: 3706

Re: Cargo (industry survey, Atlas, and Lufthansa)

Operating out of HKG for Cathay and Air Hong Kong is surprising.

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by b747400erf
Mon Aug 07, 2017 10:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: GCAA: No mechanical issues before EK521 crash.
Replies: 59
Views: 5571

Re: Emirates 777 crash not mechanical

....and throw in the fact that the systems in today's aircraft designed to help are overwhelming some of the folks operating them, say when they are tired or the weather is throwing them all over the sky. One good pilot I respect and his colleagues at a major US trunk are asking to have some of the...

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by b747400erf
Mon Aug 07, 2017 10:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: GCAA: No mechanical issues before EK521 crash.
Replies: 59
Views: 5571

Re: Emirates 777 crash not mechanical

Didn't we know this already from like a week after the crash? It was not confirmed just speculated. Many people thought the UAE authorities would mess with the investigation and ensure they did everything to make EK look like it's not at fault, but so far they haven't done that. By blaming the pilo...

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by b747400erf
Fri Aug 04, 2017 6:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Four men arrested after police uncover alleged plot to bomb Etihad flight from Sydney
Replies: 20
Views: 8586

Re: Four men arrested after police uncover alleged plot to bomb Middle East bound aircraft from Sydney

Is the FBI exporting their create-a-terrorist undercover tactics? I know right? Cause there are no Terrorists in real life. They are all made up! /sarcasm Where did I say that? You have created a strawman argument. In America the FBI not only radicalises them but finds the kids struggling with mone...

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by b747400erf
Tue Aug 01, 2017 5:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PHOG (Maui) runway 05/23 ?
Replies: 5
Views: 663

Re: PHOG (Maui) runway 05/23 ?

Hi all, I was just listening to LiveATC.net the other day for PHOG and the commercial jets were taking off on runway 20 while smaller aircraft were using runway 05. Has, or is, runway 05 ever been used by commercial jets like 737s and 717s for takeoffs and landings? Thanks for your responses. ACFT ...

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by b747400erf
Mon Jul 31, 2017 5:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: VLAs for Short Haul?
Replies: 26
Views: 3416

Re: VLAs for Short Haul?

The demand for specific departure and arrival time frames or slot restrictions each day mean some heavies have enough downtime to fly a domestic route and back or tag on a domestic route before flying long haul international. United is sending their new 77w's on domestic runs to the international hu...

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by b747400erf
Sun Jul 30, 2017 8:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Fed-Ex MD-11 Rocket-Like Take Off Tonight....
Replies: 26
Views: 7218

Re: Fed-Ex MD-11 Rocket-Like Take Off Tonight....

Flight 3034 is a repositioning flight and carries no revenue freight, only empty containers. Total payload was less than 18k last night, so you better believe that baby took off like a rocket. I thought it was part of the pilot's job to save fuel and wear/tear on the engines. Perhaps they are doing...

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by b747400erf
Sat Jul 29, 2017 6:33 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why are 77L sent to BOM so often?
Replies: 5
Views: 1880

Re: Why are 77L sent to BOM so often?

Being a cargo hub for Europe might be part of it.

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by b747400erf
Fri Jul 28, 2017 4:56 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why is the FedEx Superhub busiest between 10PM and 4AM?
Replies: 59
Views: 8811

Re: Why is the FedEx Superhub busiest between 10PM and 4AM?

The original tag line used by Fedex in its advertising sums it all up: When it absolutely positively has to be there overnight! sums up the model of why Memphis (and Indy as a back up hub) and Oakland as a transpacific hub are so busy in the middle of the night.. When their clients offices and busi...

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by b747400erf
Tue Jul 25, 2017 5:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA 77W at ONT
Replies: 36
Views: 8277

Re: UA 77W at ONT

Ya think this is part of UA's problem? Its summer with traditional high loads of the year. This is a brand new plane that cost a couple hundred million and it is out of service to shoot a commercial? Can't that same scene be created in a hanger or studio lot someplace? But then maybe the co Einstei...

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by b747400erf
Sun Jul 23, 2017 6:18 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Nagoya Chubu Airport ~ Antonov and Dreamlifter
Replies: 1
Views: 688

Re: Nagoya Chubu Airport ~ Antonov and Dreamlifter

Look at flightradar for past arrivals, and Atlas Air/GTI as the airline.

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by b747400erf
Sun Jul 23, 2017 6:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pax 747's at LHR
Replies: 33
Views: 5232

Re: Pax 747's at LHR

I was looking at movements for Heathrow and was suprised to see that if you exclude BA, the only other 747 operator is UA with their flight from SFO. Did I miss some out? Not the cargo ops. I know that UA will end this soon so will it only be BA left flying them at LHR? Do Virgin Atlantic still use...

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by b747400erf
Sat Jul 22, 2017 5:00 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Strange flight routes above China
Replies: 7
Views: 2814

Re: Strange flight routes above China

It looks like a badly designed airway that avoids the busy departure and arrival airspace of ZGGG and VHHH.

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by b747400erf
Wed Jul 12, 2017 6:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How Big An Impact Could A 787F Have On FedEx?
Replies: 19
Views: 3679

Re: How Big An Impact Could A 787F Have On FedEx?

The 767 freighter line is open and FX has taken delivery of many aircraft. They have the 777 if they need range. The 787 is too expensive to operate as a freighter, maybe in 5 years time.

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by b747400erf
Wed Jul 12, 2017 6:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Potential accident involving AC 759 prevented at SFO.
Replies: 259
Views: 54490

Re: Potential accident involving AC 759 prevented at SFO.

If an instrument approach is possible, why is it not mandatory? Seems that this happened only because the pilot got confused by what he saw. Why rely only on your eyesight, if you can also be aided by your instruments. The increased separation if all approaches were instrument would grind air traff...

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by b747400erf
Wed Jul 05, 2017 5:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Two new Norwegian routes - Gatwick to Chicago/Austin
Replies: 114
Views: 14185

Re: Two new Norwegian routes - Gatwick to Chicago/Austin

So much for Brexit having an impact on UK flying. Every flight that's cut, these guys just add add add Brexit? The thing that the conservative government really is trying hard to sabotage or delay forever? Hard to say Brexit is going great and this is proof, unless you once again posted here instea...

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by b747400erf
Tue Jun 20, 2017 9:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas reveals names for aircraft on 787 fleet
Replies: 71
Views: 8789

Re: Qantas reveals names for aircraft on 787 fleet

The Great Barrier Reef. By the time they take delivery it will be in memorial.

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by b747400erf
Sat Jun 17, 2017 9:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian captain flys with his 19 year old son on revenue flight.
Replies: 102
Views: 17829

Re: Norwegian captain flys with his 19 year old son on revenue flight.

Remember when anet laughed at media hyperbole and an ignorance of aviation?

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by b747400erf
Sat Jun 17, 2017 4:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Flight 1257
Replies: 6
Views: 2236

Re: United Flight 1257

Not a programming guy but flightradar does crazy things once aircraft go out of range of their receivers and especially in oceanic airspace.

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by b747400erf
Fri Jun 16, 2017 9:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Swift Air Acquiring Eastern
Replies: 46
Views: 9542

Re: Swift Air Acquiring Eastern

It could be added this is in America as it sounds like the European airlines each of similar names.

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by b747400erf
Fri Jun 16, 2017 5:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: N723AR what's it doing?
Replies: 15
Views: 4248

Re: N723AR what's it doing?

I cannot believe the skies around an air base and the Air Force Academy might have aircraft flying often! The Air Force Academy does fly many planes around the Colorado Springs area. They mostly have Cubs towing gliders and Twin Otters taking up parachutists. There are some Cirrus flying around, bu...

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by b747400erf
Fri Jun 16, 2017 5:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: N723AR what's it doing?
Replies: 15
Views: 4248

Re: N723AR what's it doing?

I cannot believe the skies around an air base and the Air Force Academy might have aircraft flying often!

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by b747400erf
Thu Jun 15, 2017 6:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Blimp crash at US Open
Replies: 14
Views: 3393

Re: Blimp crash at US Open

but it seems the pilot ejected (didn't know that was possible from a blimp) Just average retarded journalism. In the link they even show a twitter post where he is described as having bailed out. It still fits the dictionary term. This is like American gun nuts arguing about magazine and clip. It m...

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by b747400erf
Wed Jun 14, 2017 7:26 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Which Airline's pilot fly the most different aircraft?
Replies: 32
Views: 4840

Re: Which Airline's pilot fly the most different aircraft?

At Emirates, any 777 pilot there for more than a few years have had to the chance to fly EVERY variant of the 777 ever made! Until recently EK operated the B777-200 (non ER / "A" model) the B777-200ER, B777-200LR, B777-300 (non-ER) B777-300ER and B777Freighter. And on top of that the flee...

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by b747400erf
Wed Jun 14, 2017 7:22 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Which Airline's pilot fly the most different aircraft?
Replies: 32
Views: 4840

Re: Which Airline's pilot fly the most different aircraft?

Dublinspotter wrote:
Last I heard Swiss have their pilots trained on all their mainline fleet, however this was before their B77W addition. I am not sure how the B77W is arranged pilot wise.

Swiss International pilots transitioned from the Avro RJ or A340 that are phasing out.

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by b747400erf
Wed Jun 14, 2017 7:20 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: NY Times whine fest (air travel article 2017)
Replies: 17
Views: 1291

Re: NY Times whine fest (air travel article 2017)

My friends flew to Denver from Houston for 89 USD round trip. It made a trip that wasn't otherwise affordable for those that are students into a trip.I guess what touched a nerve with that article is that it completely avoids the side that more and more people who previously couldn't fly now can. P...

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by b747400erf
Wed Jun 14, 2017 7:14 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: NY Times whine fest (air travel article 2017)
Replies: 17
Views: 1291

Re: NY Times whine fest (air travel article 2017)

My friends flew to Denver from Houston for 89 USD round trip. It made a trip that wasn't otherwise affordable for those that are students into a trip.I guess what touched a nerve with that article is that it completely avoids the side that more and more people who previously couldn't fly now can. P...

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by b747400erf
Wed Jun 14, 2017 11:09 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Which Airline's pilot fly the most different aircraft?
Replies: 32
Views: 4840

Re: Which Airline's pilot fly the most different aircraft?

FX has a habit of DC/MD-10 pilots flying MD-11's into the runway.

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by b747400erf
Wed Jun 14, 2017 9:35 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Inappropriate actions by two passengers onboard ryanair from MAN-IBZ
Replies: 84
Views: 14047

Re: Inappropriate actions by two passengers onboard ryanair from MAN-IBZ

Well, if the Daily Mail is to be believed, the pax didn't have sex and it was just a lap dance. But.... the pax involved were trash anyway so to speak. The male getting off ran off on his six month preggers wife to go boozing, and the woman was a 39 year old mother of three who headed out for holid...

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by b747400erf
Wed Jun 14, 2017 9:27 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Inappropriate actions by two passengers onboard ryanair from MAN-IBZ
Replies: 84
Views: 14047

Re: Inappropriate actions by two passengers onboard ryanair from MAN-IBZ

Well, if the Daily Mail is to be believed, the pax didn't have sex and it was just a lap dance. But.... the pax involved were trash anyway so to speak. The male getting off ran off on his six month preggers wife to go boozing, and the woman was a 39 year old mother of three who headed out for holid...

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by b747400erf
Wed Jun 14, 2017 9:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Actress Jennifer Lawrence's private plane suffers dual engine failure
Replies: 71
Views: 20843

Re: Actress Jennifer Lawrence's private plane suffers dual engine failure

PlanesNTrains wrote:
I know sarcasm is your strong suit, but if you could put it aside for just a moment and realize that I didn't say that, I didn't say she was a bad person


what are you talking about?

"don't put words in my mouth so let me respond to an argument you never made"

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by b747400erf
Wed Jun 14, 2017 9:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Actress Jennifer Lawrence's private plane suffers dual engine failure
Replies: 71
Views: 20843

Re: Actress Jennifer Lawrence's private plane suffers dual engine failure

Don't you know? As long as you are "spreading awareness" its okay to act differently than you talk. Its called doublethink and its a requirement of joining the hollywood club. Making people aware of climate change doesn't mean you cannot use airplanes or even private jets. But some of you...

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