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by Bostrom
Fri Jun 14, 2019 8:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAS announces first Airbus A350-900 routes
Replies: 26
Views: 6248

Re: SAS announces first Airbus A350-900 routes

Thank god they mention service to Canada with the A321LR!!! Also yes YUL-CPH is more likely for the 3rd A321LR while the other two could be for YYZ-ARN or YYZ-OSL with the last one being for a destination in the middle east or India. https://www.sasgroup.net/en/sas-expands-its-fleet-leases-three-a3...

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by Bostrom
Fri Jun 14, 2019 7:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAS announces first Airbus A350-900 routes
Replies: 26
Views: 6248

Re: SAS announces first Airbus A350-900 routes

I'm surprised they aren't adding YYZ from ARN or OSL, AC covers CPH but still, SA should consider adding some Canadian destinations with them being part of *A. I'm certain the A321LR is for YYZ! I wouldn't be surprised if SAS uses at least one of the A321LRs for ARN-YYZ or OSL-YYZ. SAS could certai...

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by Bostrom
Fri Jun 14, 2019 9:52 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Lawn mowers: Gas vs. electric
Replies: 26
Views: 777

Re: Lawn mowers: Gas vs. electric

I'm surprised none of the companies have thought of a large battery pack that you can strap your back or hip with a short cable running to the mower. This would provide for long run times ideal for landscaping services. Husqvarna has a range of electric gardening equipment, including a battery back...

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by Bostrom
Fri Jun 14, 2019 9:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAS announces first Airbus A350-900 routes
Replies: 26
Views: 6248

Re: SAS announces first Airbus A350-900 routes

unitedewr737 wrote:
That pic looks like blue engines and new flag design on nose, new livery?


It certainly looks like an updated livery at least. Interesting.

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by Bostrom
Thu Jun 13, 2019 7:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation - 2019
Replies: 644
Views: 100572

Re: Nordic Aviation - 2019

They have not said anything about what will happen with the remaining 7 A340s, after LN-RKP leaves within a month and the A350s start arriving. While it in the start w can be held as back-up, the A350s are intended to replace the A340s. However, while nothing concrete or final, SAS has previously s...

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by Bostrom
Thu Jun 13, 2019 10:44 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 6: Encore un moment Monsieur le Bourreau
Replies: 1150
Views: 71990

Re: Brexit part 6: Encore un moment Monsieur le Bourreau

scbriml wrote:
sabenapilot wrote:
or is BoJo going to beg for more time too once he's PM? At least Gove said he would, so I wouldnt be surprised BoJo will too...
Oh dear!


He says not. But then, given he's 95% bluster and buffoonery...


Given his track record, does anyone trust anything he says?

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by Bostrom
Thu Jun 13, 2019 9:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation - 2019
Replies: 644
Views: 100572

Re: Nordic Aviation - 2019

JCCLAG wrote:
They don’t say anything what will happen with the 340 it replaces? Will they take it off or try out something new?


SAS and the A340? The spare A340, LN-RKP, will leave the fleet when the new A330 arrives. I assume the A340 it replaces will become the new spare long haul plane.

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by Bostrom
Tue Jun 11, 2019 11:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: F50 Questions
Replies: 42
Views: 6044

Re: F50 Questions

Maybe I should try to fly the Fokker 50 one more time in the near future. The type still flies in Sweden, not too far from the Netherlands. BRA (Braathens regional airlines) has four, all in service, flying more or less daily to some destinations. I used to fly them from HAD when Skyways was still ...

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by Bostrom
Tue Jun 11, 2019 9:29 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Youtuber sentenced to prison for prank on homeless man.
Replies: 6
Views: 510

Youtuber sentenced to prison for prank on homeless man.

A Spanish youtuber who tricked a homeless man into eating bisquits filled with tooth paste has been sentenced to 15 months in prison. In addition he has also been banned from having any social media account for five years and ordered to pay €20,000 to his victim. YouTube star who humiliated homeless...

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by Bostrom
Mon Jun 10, 2019 8:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation - 2019
Replies: 644
Views: 100572

Re: Nordic Aviation - 2019

Someone83 wrote:
«Old» photo as it has even been painted


You're right, I didn't check the date of the photo. It looks a lot better with paint!

ImageF-WWCE by Luc Verkoyen, on Flickr

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by Bostrom
Mon Jun 10, 2019 2:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation - 2019
Replies: 644
Views: 100572

Re: Nordic Aviation - 2019

SAS' new A330 has flown.

Imageairbus A330-300 SAS Scandinavian Airlines (MSN 1928), Futur SE-REH (F-WWCE) by lucas slow, on Flickr

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by Bostrom
Sat Jun 08, 2019 9:48 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Tucker Carlson Bogeyman du Jour: the Metric System
Replies: 77
Views: 3579

Re: Tucker Carlson Bogeyman du Jour: the Metric System

In the USA, almost all science and medical measurements are in the metric system. Oddly, most soda in stores is sold in 'metric' containers (mainly 500 ml, 1 L, 2L, but almost everything else is in 'imperial' measurements. Some manufactured goods, as imports or for export, use metric measurements, ...

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by Bostrom
Fri Jun 07, 2019 9:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation - 2019
Replies: 644
Views: 100572

Re: Nordic Aviation - 2019

Maybe someone here can assist me a bit. I've been going through flights I've been on in the last few years. In June 2013 I flew a short flight from Hamburg to Copenhagen with SAS. I found the old confirmation email and it says I was on the CRJ-900, a jet. However I so vividly remember it being a pr...

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by Bostrom
Fri Jun 07, 2019 6:39 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Tucker Carlson Bogeyman du Jour: the Metric System
Replies: 77
Views: 3579

Re: Tucker Carlson Bogeyman du Jour: the Metric System

I've said it before; I'll say it again: There are two kinds of countries: Those that use the metric system and those that have landed men on the moon. I've said it before; I'll say it again: There are two kinds of countries: Those that use the metric system and those that have spent $330 millions o...

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by Bostrom
Thu Jun 06, 2019 9:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation - 2019
Replies: 644
Views: 100572

Re: Nordic Aviation - 2019

Maybe someone here can assist me a bit. I've been going through flights I've been on in the last few years. In June 2013 I flew a short flight from Hamburg to Copenhagen with SAS. I found the old confirmation email and it says I was on the CRJ-900, a jet. However I so vividly remember it being a pr...

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by Bostrom
Wed Jun 05, 2019 9:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAS scraps on board duty free to save weight
Replies: 30
Views: 5438

Re: SAS scraps on board duty free to save weight

From Flightglobal: https://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/sas-scraps-on-board-duty-free-to-cut-aircraft-weight-458684/ Good news me thinks. I hope my bedside airlines do the same ASAP. Anyway in my (limited, intraeuropean) experience, on-board duty-free is almost irrelevant. In most of the flig...

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by Bostrom
Fri May 31, 2019 2:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation - 2019
Replies: 644
Views: 100572

Re: Nordic Aviation - 2019

Umeå is after all a slightly larger town than Skellefteå. But it's hard to come up with potential routes, maybe KLM could try it?

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by Bostrom
Fri May 31, 2019 9:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A220 (CSeries) Delivery/Production Thread - 2019
Replies: 248
Views: 65244

Re: Airbus A220 (CSeries) Delivery/Production Thread - 2019

Braathens appears to be cancelling, as the rumors noted earlier in this thread indicated. https://www.ainonline.com/aviation-news/air-transport/2019-05-17/braathens-regional-looking-expand-atr-fleet-drops-a220s Radical. I remember they used to operate a significant 737 fleet.. But seems to make sen...

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by Bostrom
Fri May 31, 2019 8:11 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 6: Encore un moment Monsieur le Bourreau
Replies: 1150
Views: 71990

Re: Brexit part 6: Encore un moment Monsieur le Bourreau

The British population are happy to be voting for radical communists who condone terrorism at the moment. The chances of the Tory party voting for someone who has competence over confidence are zero. We should expect the worst and be let down even more by a Donald trump character. There seems to be...

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by Bostrom
Thu May 30, 2019 9:00 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: EU elections
Replies: 363
Views: 18035

Re: EU elections

The Finnish seats:

Coalition party (EPP): 3 MEPs
True Finns (ECR): 2 MEPs
Green Legue (Greens/EFA): 2 MEPs
Social democrats (S&D): 2 MEPs
Centre party (ALDE): 2 MEPs
Left party (GUE/NGL): 1 MEP
Swedish People's party (ALDE): 1 MEP

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by Bostrom
Thu May 30, 2019 8:48 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: EU elections
Replies: 363
Views: 18035

Re: EU elections

The Swedish votes are almost counted, and the biggest losers are the Feminists that went from 5.5% to 0.77%. Results: Moderate party (EPP): 16,87% (13,69%), 4 MEPs (+1) Christian Democrats (EPP): 8,62% (5,95%), 2 MEPs (+1) Centre party (ALDE): 10,80% (6,47%), 2 MEPs (+1) Liberals (ALDE): 4,13% (9,96...

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by Bostrom
Thu May 30, 2019 1:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation - 2019
Replies: 644
Views: 100572

Re: Nordic Aviation - 2019

The planned expansion of the terminal at UME has been put on hold due to declining passenger numbers.

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by Bostrom
Thu May 30, 2019 1:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation - 2019
Replies: 644
Views: 100572

Re: Nordic Aviation - 2019

cityairline wrote:
SAS were suppose to announce the new routes for the A321Neos during this spring, weren’t they? Does anyone know how that’s going...?


Where have you heard that? So far they haven't even announced where the A350s will fly, so I don't think they are in a hurry to announce A321LR routes.

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by Bostrom
Thu May 23, 2019 8:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation - 2019
Replies: 644
Views: 100572

Re: Nordic Aviation - 2019

BRA has been announced as the first operator at Scandinavian Mountain airport with routes to: Stockholm/Bromma, Göteborg, Malmö, Ängelholm og Växjö. So far only DEC to end MAR and during the ski-season and only with 1-2x weekly flights from each city They also have an IATA code now, SCR , and an op...

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by Bostrom
Tue May 21, 2019 9:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Transportation of Formula 1 race cars
Replies: 11
Views: 1288

Re: Transportation of Formula 1 race cars

I just had this discussion with a friend of mine about the whole Formula 1 circus. It strikes down in a different part of the world for every race. No doubt the way to get the race cars and all of it's equipment and staff from one place to another is by plane, but how exactly does that work? Do the...

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by Bostrom
Tue May 21, 2019 10:57 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airline types developed specifically for one carrier
Replies: 71
Views: 7466

Re: Airline types developed specifically for one carrier

DC-9-21. A short body with the large wings and engines from the -41. Developed specifically for SAS to be used on shorter airfields, especially in Norway. Was known locally as the Porsche of Santa Monica. Freaking awesome, I always wondered why it seemed the 20 series was skipped, never understood ...

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by Bostrom
Sat May 18, 2019 8:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation - 2019
Replies: 644
Views: 100572

Re: Nordic Aviation - 2019

Does Arlanda really need 4 or 5 runways. I find the airport so strange. It doesn't have that many flights and already has three runways. It's the same with terminals. They have T5 which is decent, then they have T2 which is tiny and terrible and then the domestic T3 and T4. Is there no way to merge...

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by Bostrom
Fri May 17, 2019 2:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation - 2019
Replies: 644
Views: 100572

Re: Nordic Aviation - 2019

The future of ARN is causing tension in the Swedish government. The social democrats want to expand Arlanda and make it the biggest airport in the nordics, including the construction of a 4th runway and preparations for a 5th. Their coalition partner, the greens, are not too fond of the plans. Link ...

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by Bostrom
Sun May 05, 2019 3:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation - 2019
Replies: 644
Views: 100572

Re: Nordic Aviation - 2019

Does anyone know: Will the A350s for SAS be used for route expansion, or replacement of older A340s ? They haven't officially announced anything yet. The only A340 we know will leave the fleet is LN-RKP, that will be replaced by a brand new A330E to be delivered very soon. I think they'll keep some...

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by Bostrom
Fri May 03, 2019 8:51 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 6: Encore un moment Monsieur le Bourreau
Replies: 1150
Views: 71990

Re: Brexit part 6: Encore un moment Monsieur le Bourreau

No it doesn't. It isn't the same. All people whom are professionals in their area will point out the difficulties with Brexit. It is quite hard to see how Brexit will actually benefit GB, we have shown you again and again. The same with the Pound. UK will loose importance in the world, Britain will...

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by Bostrom
Sun Apr 28, 2019 1:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation - 2019
Replies: 644
Views: 100572

Re: Nordic Aviation - 2019

In all honesty, probably not too many people. In an international context, the slopes of Sälen don't compare very well. It is too close to Stockholm and Oslo for flights to be price/time efficient. So probably the suspects already mentioned. And any flights there may be will be highly seasonal, of ...

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by Bostrom
Sat Apr 27, 2019 10:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation - 2019
Replies: 644
Views: 100572

Re: Nordic Aviation - 2019

I do hope AY is smarter than trying to sell ice to an inuit... I doubt there is any intrest from Finland to ski in Sälen. Danes, brits and (northern) germans may be attracted, but why Sälen when there’s Åre/Duved with OSD close by? Because Åre requires a long bus transfer while Sälen is 6 km from t...

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by Bostrom
Sat Apr 27, 2019 9:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation - 2019
Replies: 644
Views: 100572

Re: Nordic Aviation - 2019

Why not Emirates hauling snow-adventure seeking arabs to the mysterious dark and cold north with some A380s! Jokes aside, a few days ago I would have bet on BRA. They usually run some special winter legs from both BMA, MMX, AGH and more I think to OSD. Sälen would have been just as attractive from ...

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by Bostrom
Sat Apr 27, 2019 8:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation - 2019
Replies: 644
Views: 100572

Re: Nordic Aviation - 2019

BRA has 13 ATR-72, 10 RJ 100 and 2 RJ 85. Scrapping half the fleet will lead to fewer destinations. Unless more ATRs are brought in there is exactly one less ATR per domestic destination they fly to (14), not counting JKG but counting HEL. There are four categories of destinations: Short and medium...

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by Bostrom
Sat Apr 27, 2019 12:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation - 2019
Replies: 644
Views: 100572

Re: Nordic Aviation - 2019

From Salen-Trysil to Stockholm by road in winter is 6+ hours driving and (unlike Ostersund) there is no train. Furthermore while Mora used to have flights year round to Arlanda, these have now stopped. There probably is enough demand for something to Stockholm and/or Gothenburg - perhaps AIS or Air...

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by Bostrom
Sat Apr 27, 2019 12:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation - 2019
Replies: 644
Views: 100572

Re: Nordic Aviation - 2019

There are rumours that one of them is Easyjet, but thanks for revealing the other! :D Looking forward to see A350s in Sälen! Why not Emirates hauling snow-adventure seeking arabs to the mysterious dark and cold north with some A380s! Jokes aside, a few days ago I would have bet on BRA. They usually...

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by Bostrom
Sat Apr 27, 2019 9:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation - 2019
Replies: 644
Views: 100572

Re: Nordic Aviation - 2019

Sälen airport now claims that there are two airlines that will start flying there once the airport opens. They have not revealed which airlines though. Gotta be DL to DTW :duck: There are rumours that one of them is Easyjet, but thanks for revealing the other! :D Looking forward to see A350s in Säl...

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by Bostrom
Fri Apr 26, 2019 10:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation - 2019
Replies: 644
Views: 100572

Re: Nordic Aviation - 2019

When does Jonkoping-Stockholm end ? Will Jonkoping become a summer-only airport to cater for the beach flights ? Has any airline proposed intetest in the Karlstad-Jonkoping-Frankfurt route since bmi went bust ? Clearly with Brexit, this is not something Loganair will be considering, but wondering i...

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by Bostrom
Fri Apr 26, 2019 7:02 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 6: Encore un moment Monsieur le Bourreau
Replies: 1150
Views: 71990

Re: Brexit part 6: Encore un moment Monsieur le Bourreau

It seems very calm indeed. Does anyone know what is happening in London? Are they actually using the extension to create some kind of solution?

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by Bostrom
Fri Apr 26, 2019 3:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation - 2019
Replies: 644
Views: 100572

Re: Nordic Aviation - 2019

BRA has just announced that they are laying off 363 employees. Severance negotiations are starting immediately. During 2019-2020 they will start phasing out "older jets" and do more of the flying with turboprops. They blame the reduction in the Swedish Domestic airline market. So they wen...

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by Bostrom
Fri Apr 26, 2019 3:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation - 2019
Replies: 644
Views: 100572

Re: Nordic Aviation - 2019

Sälen airport now claims that there are two airlines that will start flying there once the airport opens. They have not revealed which airlines though.

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by Bostrom
Thu Apr 25, 2019 5:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation - 2019
Replies: 644
Views: 100572

Re: Nordic Aviation - 2019

Nice :-) I’m excited about the A350 in SAS colors as well. I would also like to see A330neo at one point ;-) In a few months you’ll see the first A350 in a similar state ;) I would be too surprised if SAS ends up getto g the A330neo to supplement the A350s and as a replacement for their 4 oldest A3...

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by Bostrom
Thu Apr 25, 2019 8:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation - 2019
Replies: 644
Views: 100572

Re: Nordic Aviation - 2019

SAS' new A330:

ImageF-WWCE Airbus A330 SAS by @Eurospot, on Flickr

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by Bostrom
Mon Apr 15, 2019 8:48 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Intra-state flights in Europe (and other parts of the world)
Replies: 21
Views: 1941

Re: Intra-state flights in Europe (and other parts of the world)

Are there any other flights that serve two airports within the same state (or whatever the local designation for the largest subnational political subdivision level is) in Europe or European-sized countries? There are in Sweden, how many depends on how you define "state" as Sweden is not ...

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by Bostrom
Sat Apr 13, 2019 7:46 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why so few international major carriers to Philadelphia?
Replies: 104
Views: 14026

Re: Why so few international major carriers to Philadelphia?

PHL also doesn’t really have the international tourist appeal that some of the other cities you mentioned have. It is a pretty historical city, yes it does not have the same bling as NY but does a pretty good damn food scene, 100+ museums, and a bunch of national attractions. That might be true, I'...

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by Bostrom
Fri Apr 12, 2019 9:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation - 2019
Replies: 644
Views: 100572

Re: Nordic Aviation - 2019

…and the Easter, and the BMI bankruptcy. And in some cases increased rail services.

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by Bostrom
Fri Apr 12, 2019 7:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation - 2019
Replies: 644
Views: 100572

Re: Nordic Aviation - 2019

Q1 figures for the Swedish airports: Airport 2018 2019 Change, % ARVIDSJAUR 40.243 40.116 -0,3% BORLÄNGE 5.415 4.858 -10,3% GÄLLIVARE 7.589 5.541 -27,0% GÖTEBORG 1.440.880 1. 378.780 -4,3% HAGFORS 928 1.052 13,4% HALMSTAD 30.735 28.740 -6,5% HEMAVAN-TÄRNABY 4.600 3.529 -23,3% JÖNKÖPING 25.363 17.583...

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by Bostrom
Thu Apr 11, 2019 8:30 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 6: Encore un moment Monsieur le Bourreau
Replies: 1150
Views: 71990

Re: Brexit part 6: Encore un moment Monsieur le Bourreau

par13del wrote:
So does an extension to Oct-31 mean new elections, another referendum, rework the WA, I hope its one or both of the first two, cant think the existing WA is going to get an approval unless the house changes.


Or will it just mean more inability to agree on anything?

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by Bostrom
Wed Apr 10, 2019 10:35 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 6: Encore un moment Monsieur le Bourreau
Replies: 1150
Views: 71990

Re: Brexit part 6: Encore un moment Monsieur le Bourreau

"EU leaders agreed on Thursday to delay Brexit until the end of October, with a review in June, diplomatic sources told Reuters."

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by Bostrom
Wed Apr 10, 2019 8:52 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 6: Encore un moment Monsieur le Bourreau
Replies: 1150
Views: 71990

Re: Brexit part 6: Encore un moment Monsieur le Bourreau

https://www.theguardian.com/politics/li ... -live-news
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It seems it takes some time for the council to decide. If the rumours are to be trusted, Macron seems to be the most opposed to an extension. https://www.theguardian.com/politics/li ... -live-news

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