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by aviationaware
Thu Apr 19, 2018 7:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bathroom cleaning on long haul flights
Replies: 67
Views: 8140

Re: Bathroom cleaning on long haul flights

This happens on Eurocarriers as well all the time. Frankly, from a lavatory perspective, flying coach is only acceptable now on Asian carriers. On western airlines, even in Business Class the lavs can become quite antagonizing towards the end of the flight.

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by aviationaware
Sun Apr 15, 2018 5:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Since when does the A330neo have better performance than the 787?
Replies: 67
Views: 10688

Re: Since when does the A330neo have better performance than the 787?

You guys are overcomplicating this. 787 has better performance. A330neo is cheaper. Oversimplifying is not much better. It's not oversimplifying. The A330 costs less to own. The 787 only performs significantly better on rather long routes. Most routes are not that long. So the picture is rather cle...

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by aviationaware
Thu Apr 12, 2018 4:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAG considering placing a bid for Norwegian
Replies: 227
Views: 27986

Re: IAG considering placing a bid for Norwegian

Not a surprise. Norwegian is back to the wall financially and a nasty thorn in IAG's side in LGW and BCN. Not considering a takeover would be negligent by IAG management.

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by aviationaware
Wed Mar 21, 2018 8:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa needs more bigger planes?
Replies: 42
Views: 9068

Re: Lufthansa needs more bigger planes?

RainerBoeing777 wrote:
With the arrival of the A380 in Munich, I think that Lufthansa needs larger aircraft to complete its fleet of wide-body aircraft


The A380s were not moved to Munich because the capacity was needed there.

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by aviationaware
Tue Mar 20, 2018 8:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair buys 24.9% stake in Laudamotion
Replies: 60
Views: 7983

Re: Ryanair buys 24.9% stake in Laudamotion

I would love to know how much of a profit old Scrooge McLauda got out of this deal.

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by aviationaware
Sun Mar 18, 2018 10:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Replacement of the Swiss Airbus A340-300
Replies: 62
Views: 13275

Re: Replacement of the Swiss Airbus A340-300

Ordering B77Ws, an entirely new type for Swiss, as an interim solution for switching back to Airbus only a couple of years later would be nonsense. Or other way round, if they would plan with the A350, it would have been nonsense to order the B77W. You, like many, put way too much importance on fle...

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by aviationaware
Fri Mar 16, 2018 3:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dog Dies in Overhead Bin on United Airlines Flight
Replies: 491
Views: 30802

Re: Dog Dies in Overhead Bin on United Airlines Flight

Senator Kennedy from Louisiana has sent a letter to the President of United demanding action: https://www.kennedy.senate.gov/public/press-releases?ID=DAD3DDBF-4AC3-4A2E-80E5-64A3D59FE43B Does anyone have a source for his claim that 18 of 24 animal deaths on planes last year were on United? If true, ...

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by aviationaware
Sat Feb 10, 2018 9:14 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Rafale Scam set to explode in India! Deal in trouble?
Replies: 68
Views: 5220

Re: Rafale Scam set to explode in India! Deal in trouble?

The crux of the scam - 126 jets for $10.2 billion in 2014 and now $8.7 billion for 36 jets. In addition, parliamentary committees and even the service chiefs had no idea of the Rafale deal till the announcement was made. The only scam that happened I assume was the Indian politicians trying to conv...

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by aviationaware
Sun Feb 04, 2018 6:46 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Your 2018 Superbowl predictions
Replies: 48
Views: 1375

Re: Your 2018 Superbowl predictions

Ratings will be down 15%+ from last year and nobody will care. The NFL has brought this upon themselves. Good job. Just like with the entertainment award shows, they will realize way too late that they are always suspended over the precipice.

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by aviationaware
Sat Feb 03, 2018 11:35 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump Declassifies the Nunes"Memo"
Replies: 81
Views: 2844

Re: Trump Declassifies the Nunes"Memo"

Love you two, you remind me of the livid freaks I watch every day on CNN. They haven't had a good day in over a year - always negative and outraged. Missing all the positive things happening in the country. A truly remarkably sad story.

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by aviationaware
Sat Feb 03, 2018 10:45 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump Declassifies the Nunes"Memo"
Replies: 81
Views: 2844

Re: Trump Declassifies the Nunes"Memo"

I have literally never watched Hannity's show, but your getting personal pretty much proves my point.

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by aviationaware
Sat Feb 03, 2018 10:33 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump Declassifies the Nunes"Memo"
Replies: 81
Views: 2844

Re: Trump Declassifies the Nunes"Memo"

casinterest wrote:
Just about every statement above is incorrect


It's all a 100% correct and backed by fact. I left out the guesswork deliberately so it's unassailable. You are welcome to try to take it apart bit by bit though - a broad stroke passing it off as incorrect is too cheap even for leftist standards.

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by aviationaware
Sat Feb 03, 2018 9:32 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump Declassifies the Nunes"Memo"
Replies: 81
Views: 2844

Re: Trump Declassifies the Nunes"Memo"

The selective outrage that most in the media display here only exposes them as complete frauds. First, before the release, it was played up by the Democrats and their media flunkies as a national security risk. Now that everyone has read it and it's more than clear that it isn't remotely one, they h...

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by aviationaware
Sat Feb 03, 2018 3:58 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump Declassifies the Nunes"Memo"
Replies: 81
Views: 2844

Re: Trump Declassifies the Nunes"Memo"

This is worse than Watergate really when you take into account the intent behind the abuse. We now need, while leaving Mueller in place, a second special counsel to unravel this DOJ/FBI abuse. We can now safely conclude: a) there were Russian attempts at interference in the election b) there was col...

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by aviationaware
Fri Feb 02, 2018 7:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa fires Brussels Airlines CEO & CFO since they didn't want to change SN into an LCC
Replies: 146
Views: 21044

Re: Lufthansa fires Brussels Airlines CEO & CFO since they didn't want to change SN into an LCC

Also, LH has the right to fire the SN CEO just because they want the brand to turn into EW? That's brutal and rather sad to hear. C-Suit executives, even in countries with strong labor laws like Germany and other European countries, can be fired at any time without any reason given. That's what the...

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by aviationaware
Sun Jan 28, 2018 9:56 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Marine One in Davos
Replies: 37
Views: 2051

Re: Marine One in Davos

I have a couple of curiosities: is that an aircraft based in Europe or was it flown in from the US?, did previous Presidents (I think Bush and Clinton) travel the same way? would it be possible for the POTUS to get a "ride'' with a foreign air force or would that be against security and/protoc...

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by aviationaware
Sun Jan 28, 2018 1:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH introduces revised livery
Replies: 1106
Views: 202796

Re: Rumor: LH might introduce a new/revised livery in 2018

Thanks for the confirmation. Although I can speak German, I am not a native speaker, so I wonder if you could just explain whether the wording of the Spiegel article suggests anything to you as a native speaker which I am not picking up. Specifically: "Auch die Schrift­art des Mar­ken­na­mens ...

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by aviationaware
Sat Jan 27, 2018 12:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Number of 777's produced will soon pass number of 747's produced
Replies: 24
Views: 5481

Re: Number of 777's produced will soon pass number of 747's produced

Pretty incredible that this is only happening now.

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by aviationaware
Thu Jan 25, 2018 9:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa Group is standardizing its Airbus A320 fleet
Replies: 15
Views: 5532

Re: Lufthansa Group is standardizing its Airbus A320 fleet

AirbusMDCFAN wrote:

Will the widebodied fleets eventually going through a similar process or remain as is for each member of the LH group


Yes, all group airlines will get the new LH business class seat in the future as well for example.

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by aviationaware
Thu Jan 25, 2018 7:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH introduces revised livery
Replies: 1106
Views: 202796

Re: Rumor: LH might introduce a new/revised livery in 2018

seahawk wrote:
All rumours say there will be more blue than before.


Even if you only fill out the circle with the crane on the tail with blue instead of yellow that would be "more blue than before".

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by aviationaware
Thu Jan 25, 2018 7:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates Announces non stop flights to EWR
Replies: 126
Views: 16654

Re: Emirates Announces non stop flights to EWR

Not surprising, but interesting to see that they are dropping one JFK rotation for it.

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by aviationaware
Wed Jan 24, 2018 9:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH introduces revised livery
Replies: 1106
Views: 202796

Re: Rumor: LH might introduce a new/revised livery in 2018

lostsound wrote:
bunumuring wrote:
Stretch the crane across the forward fuselage, in silver.... Like the tulip on Turkish Airlines' rear fuselage....


I gave it a go, had to keep it low to make room for the titles.


Looking very sharp! I like it. I hope Lufthansa went for something similar.

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by aviationaware
Sun Jan 21, 2018 9:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH introduces revised livery
Replies: 1106
Views: 202796

Re: Rumor: LH might introduce a new/revised livery in 2018

But what can be seen of the crane still looks pretty yellow to me? Could be my computer's nightshift messing up the color tho.

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by aviationaware
Sun Jan 21, 2018 9:27 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments
Replies: 1413
Views: 132514

Re: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments

JetBuddy wrote:
aviationaware wrote:
Regarding the idea of a space station in a moon orbit vs a geostationary orbit, wouldn't a geosynchronous orbit not be much better with regards to radiation and overall reachability?


Geosynchronous moon orbit in a postition towards the earth


How would that work? Like, an L1 point location?

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by aviationaware
Sun Jan 21, 2018 5:01 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments
Replies: 1413
Views: 132514

Re: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments

Regarding the idea of a space station in a moon orbit vs a geostationary orbit, wouldn't a geosynchronous orbit not be much better with regards to radiation and overall reachability?

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by aviationaware
Sun Jan 21, 2018 1:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Serial Stowaway Managed to Fly to London from ORD
Replies: 33
Views: 5788

Re: Serial Stowaway Managed to Fly to London from ORD

How in the world did Mrs. Ada Quonsett get onboard in the age of high security? A woman notorious for stowing away on commercial airplanes made it past two Transport Security Administration agents at O'Hare International Airport by hiding her face with her hair, and then stayed overnight at the air...

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by aviationaware
Sat Jan 20, 2018 5:36 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Cathy pacific or Qatar for my trip?
Replies: 7
Views: 544

Re: Cathy pacific or Qatar for my trip?

Take CX - QR is owned by a state sponsor of terrorism, so every dollar spent for a ticket with QR indirectly finances terror organizations like Hamas.

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by aviationaware
Sat Jan 20, 2018 10:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH introduces revised livery
Replies: 1106
Views: 202796

Re: Rumor: LH might introduce a new/revised livery in 2018

Lufthansa.io :3

No seriously, I don't think the web address on their planes is a big deal. It's not like they are flying around with a huge telephone number billboard livery like Easyjet did in the early days.

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by aviationaware
Sat Jan 20, 2018 9:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why A-380 doesn’t sell in more densely populated countries?
Replies: 86
Views: 8758

Re: Why A-380 doesn’t sell in more densely populated countries?

neomax wrote:
The A380 is ahead of its time. China and Japan will need some sooner or later, as high congestion at airports is only going to get worse, and VLA's are the solution.


The Japanese population is shrinking.

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by aviationaware
Fri Jan 19, 2018 7:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH introduces revised livery
Replies: 1106
Views: 202796

Re: Rumor: LH might introduce a new/revised livery in 2018

Bring back the big black nose...love it. http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-wjESlwQipw0/VNmv8wG86SI/AAAAAAAAJv0/5oMEY9XDqU0/s1600/Z%2Bretro%2B2.jpg well-done LH! I absolutely love it! I hope this is their real new colors That is a retro jet 747-8 that has been flying for some time now. It's not the new live...

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by aviationaware
Sun Jan 14, 2018 3:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Upcoming operators of Airbus A350-1000XWB
Replies: 80
Views: 14338

Re: Upcoming operators of Airbus A350-1000XWB

We shouldn't drift into making believe that ordering the 779 or the A35J is an anomaly, Cathay has done it and other airlines will follow.

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by aviationaware
Sun Jan 14, 2018 1:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Upcoming operators of Airbus A350-1000XWB
Replies: 80
Views: 14338

Re: Upcoming operators of Airbus A350-1000XWB

Now we have the A350-1000 in the 350 seat market, and the 777-9 in the 375 seat market, however you can basilly put 350 passengers into the A350-1000 before you get to the 777-9 empty weight. It means the fuel burn on the 777-9 will be higher than the A350-1000. So where exactly are we disagreeing?...

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by aviationaware
Sun Jan 14, 2018 10:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Upcoming operators of Airbus A350-1000XWB
Replies: 80
Views: 14338

Re: Upcoming operators of Airbus A350-1000XWB

zeke wrote:
You do realize the ZFW of an A350-1000 with 350 passengers loaded is about the same weight as a 779 DOW ?


We were discussing total passenger capacity, where exactly does ZFW/DOW/Any other weight metric go into that equation?

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by aviationaware
Sat Jan 13, 2018 10:39 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments
Replies: 1413
Views: 132514

Re: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments

It's difficult to understand all these safety issues. Space Shuttle ferried astronauts to the ISS, and so does Soyuz. What makes Dragon 2 (and Boeing's CST-100 Starliner) so difficult to meet similar safety standards? I very much doubt Soyuz fulfils those safety standards, yet NASA choses to remain...

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by aviationaware
Sat Jan 13, 2018 10:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Upcoming operators of Airbus A350-1000XWB
Replies: 80
Views: 14338

Re: Upcoming operators of Airbus A350-1000XWB

The A35K can also go 10 abreast. In an all economy layout, there is only a 35 seat difference. As zeke said, the 779X is hardly much larger. Only when you compare apples with oranges. Lufthansa uses 9 abreast in their A359 so there is zero reason to assume they would go 10 abreast in an A35J. Par f...

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by aviationaware
Sat Jan 13, 2018 7:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Upcoming operators of Airbus A350-1000XWB
Replies: 80
Views: 14338

Re: Upcoming operators of Airbus A350-1000XWB

The 777-9 is much larger than the A35J and there is very little incremental cost to operating the A35J for an airline that already operates the A359. So I think the chances at Lufthansa are pretty good. The 77W to 779 is only around 1 row of business and two rows of economy, hardly “much larger” Yo...

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by aviationaware
Sat Jan 13, 2018 11:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Upcoming operators of Airbus A350-1000XWB
Replies: 80
Views: 14338

Re: Upcoming operators of Airbus A350-1000XWB

The 777-9 is much larger than the A35J and there is very little incremental cost to operating the A35J for an airline that already operates the A359. So I think the chances at Lufthansa are pretty good.

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by aviationaware
Tue Jan 09, 2018 5:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Istanbul New Airport, Latest Pictures
Replies: 73
Views: 27944

Re: Istanbul New Airport, Latest Pictures

Supremely embarrassing for Berlin that Turkey can build a much larger airport in a fraction of the time it takes the Germans. Germany is really going to the dogs.

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by aviationaware
Tue Jan 09, 2018 5:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways tilts against reclining seats
Replies: 157
Views: 24336

Re: Airline with ‘poor door’ boarding now ditching reclining seats

On short haul flights I never recline my seat, even if flying in business class. I simply try to make use of the time to work... I don't either, but I only fly short legs up to 2 hours and we mustn't forget those planes also fly a couple of far longer sectors. LHR - IST is a 4 hour flight for examp...

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by aviationaware
Tue Jan 09, 2018 4:55 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments
Replies: 1413
Views: 132514

Re: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments

What we know: 1) Congress sources say stage 2 & payload crashed 2) SpaceX says Falcon 9 performed nominally => if both is true, the only explanation is that the payload malfunctioned and sent stage 2 down into the ocean. Frankly, if it really was just some classified com sat I can't really see h...

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by aviationaware
Tue Jan 02, 2018 9:27 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Landing charges for diverted planes?
Replies: 50
Views: 8137

Re: Landing charges for diverted planes?

HI Do planes have to pay fees for landing in a diversion? If so can the airport charge what they like or is there special universal rates? Airports have public price lists which constitute standing offers for contracts. As soon as you put wheels on the ground, you close a contract based on implied ...

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by aviationaware
Fri Dec 29, 2017 6:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA accused of bumping F passenger for congresswoman
Replies: 112
Views: 20230

Re: UA accused of bumping F passenger for congresswoman

einsteinboricua wrote:
Saying that SJL has a reputation for stuff like this almost implies that she purposely told UA to deny boarding to someone in F to make way for her


Bingo.

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by aviationaware
Thu Dec 28, 2017 8:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA accused of bumping F passenger for congresswoman
Replies: 112
Views: 20230

Re: UA accused of bumping F passenger for congresswoman

I actually found Jackson -Lee's narration humorous and admirably restrained while also being coldly dismissive of the "disruptive passenger." It was ice cold. She accused Ms Simon of racism, which is probably the lowest route she could have chosen. That’s admirably restrained by you? Ms S...

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by aviationaware
Thu Dec 28, 2017 4:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA accused of bumping F passenger for congresswoman
Replies: 112
Views: 20230

Re: UA accused of bumping F passenger for congresswoman

They didn’t say she switched flights, they said she cancelled. Not only does that not make any sense in the middle of your journey, it’s not even possible to cancel following legs once the first leg has been flown. It makes me rather angry to see how many people chose to believe United’s cock and bu...

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by aviationaware
Thu Dec 28, 2017 3:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA accused of bumping F passenger for congresswoman
Replies: 112
Views: 20230

Re: UA accused of bumping F passenger for congresswoman

Anyone who has ever cancelld a flight through the United app knows the passenger is telling the truth and United is doubling down on a lie to cover a corrupt politician - this TPG stunt doesn’t add to the stories credibility but takes it away entirely.

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by aviationaware
Wed Dec 27, 2017 6:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA accused of bumping F passenger for congresswoman
Replies: 112
Views: 20230

Re: UA accused of bumping F passenger for congresswoman

There is no evidence that proves the passenger cancelled. Period. All there is is evidence that SOMEONE cancelled. That could have been a United staffer who was intimidated by SJL for all we know, it wouldn’t be the first time. Who knows how many times SJL has pulled this stunt before and just been ...

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by aviationaware
Wed Dec 27, 2017 10:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA accused of bumping F passenger for congresswoman
Replies: 112
Views: 20230

Re: UA accused of bumping F passenger for congresswoman

Basically the customer is saying there's a conspiracy, and people who like conspiracies believe her. Everyone knows (or should know) that you can't convince these people with proof. They'll just say it's part of the conspiracy. The only thing that comes close to proof here is the reputation Miss Ja...

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by aviationaware
Mon Dec 25, 2017 6:50 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Germany Considers Tornado Replacement
Replies: 784
Views: 67551

Re: Germany Considers Tornado Replacement

Please dont make me respond to this ludicrous allusion.

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by aviationaware
Fri Dec 22, 2017 10:42 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments
Replies: 1413
Views: 132514

Re: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments

Archaic idea, but if it works to save money, what the hell!

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by aviationaware
Thu Dec 21, 2017 8:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EK launches London Stansted
Replies: 79
Views: 13069

Re: EK launches London Stansted

Fab news for the Newmarket horse-racing community. We've been debating here on A-net for years that EK should look at STN, what kept them ?? I also wonder if we could also see EK trying an extra US route via STN. If I am not much mistaken, race horse containers are too large for belly cargo? I woul...

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