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by Jetty
Tue May 21, 2019 10:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Could DFW one day rival/surpass ATL in total pax/ASM?
Replies: 34
Views: 2329

Re: Could DFW one day rival/surpass ATL in total pax/ASM?

What is the actual growth rate in passengers carried for each of the last 10 years for each airport? That would give us an example of the trends for each airport. The last 10 years is probably the wrong metric - given the recession. Peak pre recession was 2006 DFW 2006 60.2 million 2018 69.1 millio...

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by Jetty
Tue May 21, 2019 10:12 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: House approves Equality Act, sweeping bill to expand gay rights
Replies: 35
Views: 1471

Re: House approves Equality Act, sweeping bill to expand gay rights

Who is making a "medical" argument? Not I. It appears the person I quoted is creating a straw man argument by claiming it isn't scientific. He is playing with semantics - i.e., sex versus gender. Tons of people, it is even added to the DSM, and recognized as such to justify gender transit...

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by Jetty
Tue May 21, 2019 4:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: VS announce BOM return
Replies: 29
Views: 5187

Re: VS announce BOM return

What's more surprising to me is that VS is launching BOM, not KLM or AF (re) starting service there. Those two hubs connect many more skyteam customers than VS at LHR. Maybe there is more to come. There is: KL will increase India capacity in the winter. They have slots nor airplanes to do that earl...

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by Jetty
Tue May 21, 2019 2:36 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: House approves Equality Act, sweeping bill to expand gay rights
Replies: 35
Views: 1471

Re: House approves Equality Act, sweeping bill to expand gay rights

This is ignorant to say the least. Acceptance of transgender identity is acceptance of gender identification not genital identification. There's nothing unscientific about that and, in fact, psychological studies indicate vastly improved mental health and life success when transgender people are fr...

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by Jetty
Tue May 21, 2019 11:13 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Can a British citizen use NHS benefits in the US ?
Replies: 27
Views: 2054

Re: Can a British citizen use NHS benefits in the US ?

Not sure how this works in Europe, but here in the USA, US medical insurance generally will cover emergency if you are on a trip. This is one of the areas where European countries differ most. In The Netherlands the public scheme includes worldwide coverage for urgent medical care on temporary stay...

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by Jetty
Tue May 21, 2019 10:42 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: House approves Equality Act, sweeping bill to expand gay rights
Replies: 35
Views: 1471

Re: House approves Equality Act, sweeping bill to expand gay rights

Well, close. There are two sexes. By blurring common sense, it is come down to sexual behavioral disorders are now delegated to various "genders." People with gender identity disorder need to come to grips with the truth and accept that medical science cannot magically change someone from...

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by Jetty
Tue May 21, 2019 3:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iran conflict a threat to gulf carriers?
Replies: 19
Views: 3170

Re: Iran conflict a threat to gulf carriers?

QR would to be hit the hardest of the three, since they've been blockaded from UAE, Saudi, and Bahrain airspace. I think otherwise. The UAE are strongly aligned with SA and can expect to receive incoming missiles from Iran if a war would happen. Compared to that blocked airspace is a rather minor p...

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by Jetty
Tue May 21, 2019 2:12 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Special assistance and charges?
Replies: 12
Views: 1067

Re: Special assistance and charges?

I received a series of snotty emails, warning me that this was not possible to arrange within 4 days of departure, and then that the service of escorting a minor to the departure gate would cost $60/flight! I was not exactly enamored by the tone of the customer service emails, and the fact of charg...

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by Jetty
Fri May 17, 2019 11:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways under fire for offering a new “afternoon tea” that doesn’t come with any tea
Replies: 137
Views: 18959

Re: British Airways under fire for offering a new “afternoon tea” that doesn’t come with any tea

BA actually has one of the highest operating margins of any European airline. Customer net promoter scores at just about record levels and punctality is setting new records. I can believe the part about operating margins, but behavior like with their tea that isn’t tea does come at a price: BA rank...

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by Jetty
Thu May 16, 2019 8:01 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Will Theresa May be re-elected as the UK prime minister?
Replies: 10
Views: 1344

Re: Will Theresa May be re-elected as the UK prime minister?

This BoJo? https://news.images.itv.com/image/file/71572/image_update_2abc6cd2fcd60338_1343828413_9j-4aaqsk.jpeg :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: Laugh all you want, it’s happening! :hyper: :hyper: :hyper: https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-7035607/PM-showdown-party-secret-location-stop-leaks-MPs-predi...

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by Jetty
Thu May 16, 2019 12:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways under fire for offering a new “afternoon tea” that doesn’t come with any tea
Replies: 137
Views: 18959

Re: British Airways under fire for offering a new “afternoon tea” that doesn’t come with any tea

This is confusing all over. BA should show some intercultural sensitivity by not naming something tea that isn’t tea. They might think it makes sense with their English background but for anyone else in the world it does not. At a price of 5 pounds I would think afternoon tea is tea with a surcharge...

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by Jetty
Tue May 14, 2019 5:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Seattle is Vancouver's greatest threat to Trans-Pacific airport hub supremacy
Replies: 82
Views: 10660

Re: Seattle is Vancouver's greatest threat to Trans-Pacific airport hub supremacy

Doesn’t SFO have ‘Pacific Northwest supremacy’?

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by Jetty
Tue May 14, 2019 4:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Business insider: Boeing 737-800 is “older version of MAX”
Replies: 104
Views: 16144

Re: Business insider: Boeing 737-800 is “older version of MAX”

Bobloblaw wrote:
Max 8 is newer version of the 737-800, but the reverse is not true

:? This needs some explaining. Newer versus older are two sides of the same coin. What else in the world is newer where the item that’s compared with isn’t older at the same time?

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by Jetty
Tue May 14, 2019 4:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Business insider: Boeing 737-800 is “older version of MAX”
Replies: 104
Views: 16144

Re: Business insider: Boeing 737-800 is “older version of MAX”

Irony is the media’s purpose was just for that reason, looks as if they now need some check and balance system Doesn’t beat the irony of a maneuvering augmentation system that sends an aircraft into the ground. And If anything needs some check and balance system it’s the certification of US airplan...

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by Jetty
Mon May 13, 2019 4:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation May 2019
Replies: 108
Views: 11522

Re: Turkish Aviation May 2019

Wow...Skytrax really is a huge joke. Sad that they're taken as the main source for ratings TK can't really complain: when they were still paying for their awards it was as much a joke as it is now and TK had no problem at all marketing their bought awards. Skytrax, the acknowledged name associated ...

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by Jetty
Sun May 12, 2019 1:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Etihad loses 5 star ranking
Replies: 55
Views: 11029

Re: Etihad loses 5 star ranking

It's time for empathy for an airline that has provided excellent service and made some mistakes in terms of investment and cooperation with other airlines. Some mistakes you say? :eek: Etihad arguably had the worst investment strategy of the 21st century, even including companies outside the aviati...

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by Jetty
Sun May 12, 2019 1:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates announces -69% drop in net profits
Replies: 125
Views: 24350

Re: Emirates announces -69% drop in net profits

Yes, and it reads "Emirates announces -69% drop in net profits ". You should really read it again and again. If the profit for the previous year was 100 then last year they made a profit of 41. That's still a PROFIT . I hope you're not an accountant by trade! I hope you know basic arithme...

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by Jetty
Sun May 12, 2019 1:01 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Reparations are being asked from the United States
Replies: 102
Views: 12084

Re: Reparations are being asked from the United States

The Africans where BOTH - enticed to sell their compatriots (just the British seduced & threatened China. And they employed the ‘either we take your villagers or you snatch your country men for us- they were coerced into it by force. Your take attempts to paint a picture of Africans happily rou...

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by Jetty
Sat May 11, 2019 4:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Etihad loses 5 star ranking
Replies: 55
Views: 11029

Re: Etihad loses 5 star ranking

lightsaber wrote:
We've noticed here for years that those airlines that enlist Skytrax consulting suddenly shot up in the ratings.

Couldn't it be that they offer superb consulting services and that's why the ratings go up?

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by Jetty
Sat May 11, 2019 5:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Aeroflot 1492 SSJ100 fire at Moscow (SVO) - 40+ confirmed dead
Replies: 793
Views: 127781

Re: Updated: Aeroflot 1492 SSJ100 fire at Moscow (SVO) - 40+ confirmed dead

According to this article a Fat Man cause many passenger do die in crash, only three people behind him managed to get out, and he still got his carry on luggage and still demanded a refund after that and was very upset. https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6996559/Heroic-stewardess-pushed-passe...

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by Jetty
Wed May 08, 2019 8:46 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Transgender athletes in sport
Replies: 102
Views: 4539

Re: Transgender athletes in sport

Sports are inherent unfair, to reach the top, your body needs to be perfectly fitted to the sport, you have to really dedicated yourself over the years and you need to have some luck. Your natural abilities are something you are born with. There's a reason why women compete in a different league, i...

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by Jetty
Tue May 07, 2019 1:21 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: 44% say wont take MAX for a year?
Replies: 92
Views: 6131

Re: 44% say wont take MAX for a year?

If popular booking engines take notice, things will be even more interesting. That would be detrimental to Boeing indeed, and relatively easy to implement for booking engines. If the sentiments about the plane of death remain I'm sure at least some will create an option that allows for excluding th...

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by Jetty
Tue May 07, 2019 12:53 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: 44% say wont take MAX for a year?
Replies: 92
Views: 6131

Re: 44% say wont take MAX for a year?

I doubt these results hold true, consumers are generally bad at predicting their own behavior. I definitely agree with the downgrade though: went short on Boeing myself a month ago.

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by Jetty
Mon May 06, 2019 3:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Aeroflot 1492 SSJ100 fire at Moscow (SVO) - 40+ confirmed dead
Replies: 793
Views: 127781

Re: Aeroflot SSJ100 on fire at Moscow (SVO)

Do you also support prosecuting pilots when people are injured or killed due to pilot error? In cases of gross negligence, yes. There is big difference between highly trained professionals, and your average passenger. There is also a big difference in what they have to do. The passengers only have ...

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by Jetty
Sat May 04, 2019 1:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Miami Air 737 runway overrun into river at NAS Jacksonville
Replies: 247
Views: 40742

Re: Miami Air 737 runway overrun into river at NAS Jacksonville

With this incident included the last 8(!) civil aviation incidents causing death or hull loss were with Boeing planes. :shock: Doesn’t look good.

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by Jetty
Sat May 04, 2019 1:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019
Replies: 1503
Views: 144707

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019

Arguably the most damning indictment made by the legal types to date. If you have the time, its worth a skimming one or other of the complaints linked in the report. https://www.prnewswire.co.uk/news-releases/lawsuits-filed-against-boeing-on-behalf-of-humanitarian-leaders-in-africa-in-ethiopian-air...

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by Jetty
Fri May 03, 2019 12:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Etihad increases London Heathrow services
Replies: 33
Views: 8447

Re: Etihad increases London Heathrow services

I think we will see EY cancelling existing services here and there on a rotating basis i.e. their existing services only need to operate 80%(?) of the time to retain the slot, so they can cancel the EY10 and move pax onto EY 12 etc etc etc, I doubt we’ll actually see five services operating on a da...

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by Jetty
Thu May 02, 2019 6:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019
Replies: 1503
Views: 144707

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019

Yes it is. Basically no one is taking safety seriously enough. You’ve made over 200 posts in this topic with exactly this assertion. Is it really necessary to repeat it whenever you have the chance? In the last few posts there’s even a streak with you writing 5 out of 7 posts in a row without addin...

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by Jetty
Wed May 01, 2019 11:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 'I had to crawl': Amputee seeks damages after United Airlines and airport security seize scooter batteries
Replies: 82
Views: 10479

Re: 'I had to crawl': Amputee seeks damages after United Airlines and airport security seize scooter batteries

They don’t actually show the battery in either the article or the video. The aluminium box you see at the bottom of the article is the protective housing, not the battery. That’s just semantics; the protective housing is an integral part of the battery package with this model, and this shape of ‘ho...

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by Jetty
Wed May 01, 2019 7:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 'I had to crawl': Amputee seeks damages after United Airlines and airport security seize scooter batteries
Replies: 82
Views: 10479

Re: 'I had to crawl': Amputee seeks damages after United Airlines and airport security seize scooter batteries

The mobility aide the passenger had is specifically designed for travel. Please see all the information they have with regards to air transport of the device. https://www.travelscoot.com//air-travel-with-an-electric-mobility-scooter.html Thank you for pointing me to this information. If you compare...

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by Jetty
Wed May 01, 2019 12:46 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Cop who shot Justine Damond in MSP found guilty
Replies: 22
Views: 1995

Re: Cop who shot Justine Damond in MSP found guilty

I followed this case but wasn’t able to find out if there was a hint to motive. Did Mohammed snap at the sight of a woman in her pajamas? Not a great diversity hire either way. :cry:

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by Jetty
Tue Apr 30, 2019 1:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France - KLM: can only continue if the French abandon power thinking
Replies: 38
Views: 9947

Re: Air France - KLM

As to the local gov't controlling the airport: of course they have a say. The local/national gov't can keep the size/capacity of the airport just below real operational demand. That 100% protects the incumbent. They could grow to the point where there aren't slot restrictions and allow more competi...

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by Jetty
Tue Apr 30, 2019 12:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France - KLM: can only continue if the French abandon power thinking
Replies: 38
Views: 9947

Re: Air France - KLM

if the Dutch government's motivation is to keep service at Schiphol high then investing in KLM isn't the right strategy. The right strategy should be to invest in the airport and encouraging more access, more service and a secondary airline to hub there. Fortress hubs are generally a drain on the h...

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by Jetty
Tue Apr 30, 2019 12:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 'I had to crawl': Amputee seeks damages after United Airlines and airport security seize scooter batteries
Replies: 82
Views: 10479

Re: 'I had to crawl': Amputee seeks damages after United Airlines and airport security seize scooter batteries

The type of aide and batteries shouldn’t have been a problem, it is the capacity that might have been. I have difficulty believing that. Typically there are staff specifically trained in the airline head office that provide the permission from the airline, they regularly process these sort of reque...

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by Jetty
Tue Apr 30, 2019 11:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 'I had to crawl': Amputee seeks damages after United Airlines and airport security seize scooter batteries
Replies: 82
Views: 10479

Re: 'I had to crawl': Amputee seeks damages after United Airlines and airport security seize scooter batteries

Nowhere is it stated what battery they used thus we don’t know who was wrong. It was stated in the article that the airline had given prior approval. That approval only comes after the type of mobility aide and batteries have been provided by the passenger to the airline. The type of aide and batte...

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by Jetty
Tue Apr 30, 2019 11:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 'I had to crawl': Amputee seeks damages after United Airlines and airport security seize scooter batteries
Replies: 82
Views: 10479

Re: 'I had to crawl': Amputee seeks damages after United Airlines and airport security seize scooter batteries

Nowhere is it stated what battery they used thus we don’t know who was wrong. It was stated in the article that the airline had given prior approval. That approval only comes after the type of mobility aide and batteries have been provided by the passenger to the airline. How do you know this? Unit...

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by Jetty
Tue Apr 30, 2019 10:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How come the DL A350 can't fly LAX-SYD it is rumored?
Replies: 314
Views: 54319

Re: How come the DL A350 can't fly LAX-SYD it is rumored?

rbavfan wrote:
Based on released data sheets from the past Boeing assumes more weight per passenger & Airbus uses 95 kg (209 lb.)/pass.

That makes a lot of sense if Boeing’s numbers are based on the weight of USA passengers and Airbus’ numbers on European passengers. :duck:

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by Jetty
Tue Apr 30, 2019 10:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 'I had to crawl': Amputee seeks damages after United Airlines and airport security seize scooter batteries
Replies: 82
Views: 10479

Re: 'I had to crawl': Amputee seeks damages after United Airlines and airport security seize scooter batteries

The rules are very clear on Li-Ion batteries. The man should have known better. Sorry that he lost a leg and an arm, but if I want to travel wit ha massive battery-powered scooter, I sure would check with the airline before the flight. This is purely bad planning from the pax side. The airline is 1...

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by Jetty
Tue Apr 30, 2019 4:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Thailand fails (again) to achieve FAA safety rating
Replies: 44
Views: 10379

Re: Thailand fails (again) to achieve FAA safety rating

EASA doesn't 'certify' foreign oversight authorities like the FAA does because they do not have the resources to do so. It seems to me that the FAA doesn’t really have the resources either. It might be wiser for them to stop outsourcing aircraft certifications and do it themselves instead of spendi...

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by Jetty
Tue Apr 30, 2019 4:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways: Shutdown
Replies: 1077
Views: 112403

Re: Jet Airways: Shutdown

Was 9W'S international flights to Europe profitable? If so could EY or the Tata's buy or lease 9W'S widebody fleet and enough 737'S to connect those flights and run a limited domestic network out of BOM and DEL? With 9W losing their LHR slots are the former CDG and AMS routes profitable on their ow...

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by Jetty
Mon Apr 29, 2019 9:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 'I had to crawl': Amputee seeks damages after United Airlines and airport security seize scooter batteries
Replies: 82
Views: 10479

Re: 'I had to crawl': Amputee seeks damages after United Airlines and airport security seize scooter batteries

UA outlines quite specifically what to do in this case: https://www.united.com/ual/en/us/fly/travel/special-needs/disabilities/customer-wheelchair.html AC has a similar procedure - so canadian regulations don't look like a show stopper. FAA is also on board: https://www.faa.gov/hazmat/packsafe/more...

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by Jetty
Mon Apr 29, 2019 9:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 'I had to crawl': Amputee seeks damages after United Airlines and airport security seize scooter batteries
Replies: 82
Views: 10479

Re: 'I had to crawl': Amputee seeks damages after United Airlines and airport security seize scooter batteries

If the Canadian Aviation Security commission is concerned about Lithium Ion Batteries then anyone flying to or from Canada should not be allowed to bring their cell phones, computers and other devices onto any aircraft. It has to do with capacity obviously. A scooter needs quite a bit more energy t...

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by Jetty
Mon Apr 29, 2019 8:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAS on strike
Replies: 110
Views: 17760

Re: SAS on strike

Just to put some numbers to it. There are around 1500 pilots in the SAS Group, earning an average of around DKK 66.5K per month + pension. A pay rise of 13% would cost SAS around 175M DKK a year, which is almost 20% of their profits. That's not realistic, not by a long shot Sharing 20% of profits o...

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by Jetty
Mon Apr 29, 2019 8:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Another special 'Belgian Icons' livery coming to SN?
Replies: 11
Views: 1435

Re: Another special 'Belgian Icons' livery coming to SN?

I'd be more interested to know how special liveries contribute to an airline bottom line. It’s a marketing thing that’ll hardly contribute but isn’t expensive either. With SN there’s the added benefit that it appeases the people that want SN to remain a ‘national’ airline while it’s being transform...

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by Jetty
Mon Apr 29, 2019 8:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Another special 'Belgian Icons' livery coming to SN?
Replies: 11
Views: 1435

Re: Another special 'Belgian Icons' livery coming to SN?

B737MAX wrote:
So it’s gonna be something flemish, actually...

Not surprising, Brussel is the capital of Flanders, not of Wallonia and SN’s home base is in Flanders, not in Brussels.

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by Jetty
Mon Apr 29, 2019 8:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 'I had to crawl': Amputee seeks damages after United Airlines and airport security seize scooter batteries
Replies: 82
Views: 10479

Re: 'I had to crawl': Amputee seeks damages after United Airlines and airport security seize scooter batteries

Do I dare say, "First world problem"? I love how people go into an absolute ecstasy of self-pity - which is not in any way something to make one proud of the human race...... Wow- Self pity- really? A double amputee trying to make the best of things for himself and his wife. " Hodge ...

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by Jetty
Sat Apr 27, 2019 6:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France - KLM: can only continue if the French abandon power thinking
Replies: 38
Views: 9947

Re: Air France - KLM

The Dutch government should just buy a majority stake in AFKL and move the headquarters to AMS imo. The initial purchase was well received and unlike the Dutch the French have a massive state debt and yellow vests so the the French have more important things to worry about than AFKL.

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by Jetty
Fri Apr 26, 2019 7:02 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Does WN system penalize for early check-in attempt?
Replies: 40
Views: 4082

Re: Does WN system penalize for early check-in attempt?

I nominate this thread to win the nuttiest thread of 2019 award! :eyepopping:

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by Jetty
Fri Apr 26, 2019 4:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAS on strike
Replies: 110
Views: 17760

Re: SAS on strikes

Out of interest, I just looked to see what Norwegian Airline is charging today for the 418 km trip from Oslo to Stockholm, a popular route. Now that SAS is on strike, the price is crazy..... 8231 NOK for a seat today. That is 861 euros, and baggage will cost you extra. Absolutely CRAZY price for a ...

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by Jetty
Thu Apr 25, 2019 11:26 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Ghost inside Aeromexico plane
Replies: 66
Views: 8483

Re: Ghost inside Aeromexico plane

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/01/18/worl ... ifice.html
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These ghosts stories are the exact reason I prefer to travel on Muslim airlines that sacrifice a goat to avoid such horror. https://www.nytimes.com/2017/01/18/worl ... ifice.html

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