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by KLDC10
Sun Oct 21, 2018 10:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Thai Airways pilot on ZRH-BKK refuses to fly because his friends couldn't get First Class seats
Replies: 108
Views: 18122

Re: Thai Airways pilot on ZRH-BKK refuses to fly because his friends couldn't get First Class seats

It seems pretty clear to me that with great responsibility come extra accommodations. Whether it be a duvet, a business class seat or an extra pillow, a gesture from the company goes a long way toward securing pilot goodwill. Pilots get better perks than other professions because their job is more ...

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by KLDC10
Sun Oct 21, 2018 8:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Thai Airways pilot on ZRH-BKK refuses to fly because his friends couldn't get First Class seats
Replies: 108
Views: 18122

Re: Thai Airways pilot on ZRH-BKK refuses to fly because his friends couldn't get First Class seats

It seems pretty clear to me that with great responsibility come extra accommodations. Whether it be a duvet, a business class seat or an extra pillow, a gesture from the company goes a long way toward securing pilot goodwill. Pilots get better perks than other professions because their job is more t...

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by KLDC10
Sat Oct 20, 2018 8:25 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Best and worst aspects of the carriers you fly
Replies: 19
Views: 844

Re: Best and worst aspects of the carriers you fly

Delta: Good: - Consistent, friendly service. - Solid Domestic First product. - Good to excellent catering, depending on class of travel and flight origin. - Industry-leading Transatlantic Economy product. - AF-KL-DL Transatlantic JV - Good route network out of Boston. - Last but not least, who does...

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by KLDC10
Thu Oct 18, 2018 5:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: "Report: Air Belgium on the Brink of Liquidation"
Replies: 17
Views: 4743

"Report: Air Belgium on the Brink of Liquidation"

From "One Mile at a Time" : https://onemileatatime.com/report-air-belgium-on-the-brink-of-liquidation/ Quote: "Well, it looks like there’s some bad news for Air Belgium. L’Echo is reporting that the company is having an emergency general meeting this afternoon to decide whether to dis...

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by KLDC10
Wed Oct 17, 2018 3:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France's 1968 boring eurowhite livery before the "barcode"
Replies: 33
Views: 6430

Re: Air France's 1968 boring eurowhite livery before the "barcode"

A few more curious examples of experimentation: https://www.airliners.net/photo/Air-France/Boeing-747-428/746042 https://www.airliners.net/photo/Air-France/Boeing-747-428/514572 https://www.airliners.net/photo/Air-France/Boeing-737-228-Adv/203141 https://www.airliners.net/photo/Air-France/Airbus-A34...

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by KLDC10
Wed Oct 17, 2018 3:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France's 1968 boring eurowhite livery before the "barcode"
Replies: 33
Views: 6430

Re: Air France's 1968 boring eurowhite livery before the "barcode"

It's awful but it can't be considered eurowhite if there's a cheatline :) They tinkered with a few liveries before settling on the "bar code" livery in the mid 70's. Here's another terrible one: 2419875 The aspect I find most annoying about that livery is the appalling way in which the de...

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by KLDC10
Sat Oct 13, 2018 10:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa CityLine to fly the A319
Replies: 33
Views: 8123

Re: Lufthansa CityLine to fly the A319

Was the dotted livery dropped from LH CityLine? Yes. Cityline aircraft will be repainted in the new Lufthansa livery, with small "Lufthansa Cityline" titles unter the windows, although I think the dotted livery was a relic from when some of the regional jets were operated by Eurowings: Se...

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by KLDC10
Sun Sep 30, 2018 9:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Merger of 7F and 5T; will adopt Canadian North name, First Air livery
Replies: 12
Views: 2270

Re: Merger of 7F and 5T; will adopt Canadian North name, First Air livery

Yes although with a longer name I guess they’ll have to change the font somehow. But it’s a beautiful livery. Thanks. It is indeed a lovely livery. Perhaps with the longer name, the titles will be moved above the windows - I'm sure that would look nice. 737 is one thing, accomodating the titles on ...

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by KLDC10
Sun Sep 30, 2018 8:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Merger of 7F and 5T; will adopt Canadian North name, First Air livery
Replies: 12
Views: 2270

Re: Merger of 7F and 5T; will adopt Canadian North name, First Air livery

alan3 wrote:
Yes although with a longer name I guess they’ll have to change the font somehow. But it’s a beautiful livery.


Thanks.
It is indeed a lovely livery. Perhaps with the longer name, the titles will be moved above the windows - I'm sure that would look nice.

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by KLDC10
Sat Sep 29, 2018 3:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JJ A320 hits trees under tow at CGH
Replies: 26
Views: 5515

Re: JJ A320 hits trees under tow at CGH

A thorough investigation ought to get to the root cause of the accident.

I'll show myself out...

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by KLDC10
Sat Sep 29, 2018 1:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA New Uniforms Revealed
Replies: 80
Views: 8366

Re: AA New Uniforms Revealed

They look quite nice - definitely more premium than the current outfits. But those female neckties are huge, and choosing to incorporate purple seems an odd choice, given how big a part it plays in Delta's new uniforms.

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by KLDC10
Wed Sep 26, 2018 2:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways axes entire Hong Kong crew ahead of closure of base in city next month in Oct
Replies: 154
Views: 24532

Re: British Airways axes entire Hong Kong crew ahead of closure of base in city next month in Oct

Its not like putting crews in hotels in London and perdiems are cheap either. Could be indeed the economics no longer favored a HKG crew domicile. If that were the case (and unless anyone here works for BA, we can't be sure), then I'm going to take a guess that the economics of the domicile were no...

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by KLDC10
Wed Sep 26, 2018 9:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France Introduces New A330 Cabins
Replies: 14
Views: 4435

Re: Air France Introduces New A330 Cabins

The article linked by the OP includes a photograph of a meal tray and seems to suggest that this is product which will be offered to Premium Economy passengers, but according to this, more detailed article, it is in fact the economy meal: https://thedesignair.net/2018/09/25/air-france-injects-french...

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by KLDC10
Tue Sep 25, 2018 10:42 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Is Barcelona the new Montréal?
Replies: 58
Views: 2182

Re: Is Barcelona the new Montréal?

I think that is about the funniest way to say "That shit is dangerous" i can think of..... now the whole anti-tourism movement may have their fringe people just as any other movement too, but the dislike of tourists is not based on Xeonphobia, but real practical considerations and concern...

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by KLDC10
Mon Sep 24, 2018 10:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Water Salute went wrong: emergency exit deployed (SV@DXB)
Replies: 42
Views: 13884

Re: Water Salute went wrong: emergency exit deployed (SV@DXB)

From the video, looks like the water cannon was pointed all over the place!

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by KLDC10
Mon Sep 24, 2018 10:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aer Lingus Announces Upcoming Brand Refresh
Replies: 111
Views: 21338

Re: Aer Lingus Announces Upcoming Brand Refresh

N415XJ wrote:
Given how completely disappointing most recent brand refreshes have been this is honestly only a slight exaggeration of what I'm expecting

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Excellent! :rotfl:

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by KLDC10
Mon Sep 24, 2018 10:35 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Is Barcelona the new Montréal?
Replies: 58
Views: 2182

Re: Is Barcelona the new Montréal?

Well they want fewer tourists and after brexit when 'flights will end' and brits will 'have to pay to enter the EU' and 'will need visas' then I'm sure it'll fall further as the 20,000,000 brits who visit Spain will fall off a cliff (edge). In fact arrivals from the UK are down this year. Locals in...

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by KLDC10
Mon Sep 24, 2018 5:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aer Lingus Announces Upcoming Brand Refresh
Replies: 111
Views: 21338

Re: Aer Lingus Announces Upcoming Brand Refresh

alan3 wrote:
As long as they never again resurrect the shamrockless "big red dot" livery


I think that, thankfully, that particular abomination was only ever a promotional scheme. Utterly dire.

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by KLDC10
Mon Sep 24, 2018 4:16 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit Phase 3: an enthusiastic jump from the cliff-edge
Replies: 2200
Views: 49232

Re: Brexit Phase 3: an enthusiastic jump from the cliff-edge

https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2018/sep/24/uk-eu-flights-would-cease-immediately-in-event-of-no-deal-brexit Flights would immediately cease between the UK and the rest of the EU if Britain crashes out of the bloc without a deal, the government has warned. In its latest set of “no deal” notice...

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by KLDC10
Mon Sep 24, 2018 2:31 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: If the USSR were still around...
Replies: 61
Views: 2459

Re: If the USSR were still around...

tommy1808 wrote:
In the 70's they looked innovative. When where they made?

Best regards
Thomas


I guess late 80s/early 90s, as Scorpius claims they never entered production because the USSR collapsed.

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by KLDC10
Mon Sep 24, 2018 2:07 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit Phase 3: an enthusiastic jump from the cliff-edge
Replies: 2200
Views: 49232

Re: Brexit Phase 3: an enthusiastic jump from the cliff-edge

yup, very likely true without additional concessions. Waking up from the nightmare is in everyone´s interest, don´t think anyone would be keep to risk waking up at all by insisting on being woken up with a BJ. Probably some technically non-binding declaration that there won´t be a new Referendum fo...

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by KLDC10
Mon Sep 24, 2018 2:03 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: If the USSR were still around...
Replies: 61
Views: 2459

Re: If the USSR were still around...

1989worstyear wrote:
Aerospace tech wouldn't be perpetually stuck in 1988 like it is now (A320-200), but I couldn't imagine what most of the former Eastern-bloc countries would be going through 27 years later... :frown:


Oh, what?! This again?

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by KLDC10
Mon Sep 24, 2018 1:57 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: If the USSR were still around...
Replies: 61
Views: 2459

Re: If the USSR were still around...

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Twentieth ... orporation

best regards
Thomas


:rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl:

Scorpius wrote:
And you look like a hater who speaks ill of cars only on the basis that they were developed in the USSR.


I prefer "realist".
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tommy1808 wrote:
Looks like inspired by the Dale :)
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Twentieth ... orporation

best regards
Thomas


:rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl:

Scorpius wrote:
And you look like a hater who speaks ill of cars only on the basis that they were developed in the USSR.


I prefer "realist".

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by KLDC10
Mon Sep 24, 2018 1:47 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: If the USSR were still around...
Replies: 61
Views: 2459

Re: If the USSR were still around...

https://cdn.iz.ru/sites/default/files/styles/900x600/public/photo_list-2017-05/8f72244b4f25b1d1c195ea71be38d1b9.jpg?itok=qt6y6x3X https://s3-eu-west-1.amazonaws.com/files.surfory.com/uploads/2016/2/3/543e9f481f395daf0c8b4567/56b1f0ffbd0470ba4f8b4569.jpg http://www.autoforum.cz/tmp/magazin/m9/maz-20...

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by KLDC10
Mon Sep 24, 2018 1:42 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit Phase 3: an enthusiastic jump from the cliff-edge
Replies: 2200
Views: 49232

Re: Brexit Phase 3: an enthusiastic jump from the cliff-edge

Luckily we will soon know if you can revoke article 50 without the remaining 27 countries agreeing. https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2018/sep/21/triggering-article-50-reversed-european-court-justice-brexit-bad-dream Quote from that article: "There is no reason to believe the other 27 ...

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by KLDC10
Mon Sep 24, 2018 1:27 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: AA - MIA Spanish only Boarding Announcements - FRUSTRATING !
Replies: 29
Views: 2448

Re: AA - MIA Spanish only Boarding Announcements - FRUSTRATING !

you should really send a complaint to AA. You mean because the guy promptly made the announcement in English when the OP asked him to? :sarcastic: No, I mean because it's the typical lack of consistency that AA has become known for in recent years. It's not a difficult job to do properly, and the O...

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by KLDC10
Sun Sep 23, 2018 9:29 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit Phase 3: an enthusiastic jump from the cliff-edge
Replies: 2200
Views: 49232

Re: Brexit Phase 3: an enthusiastic jump from the cliff-edge

The referendum was something akin to a major constitutional change. In just about every country that would have called for a reinforced majority of some kind (2/3 or similar) I don't blame Britons who felt they were lied to to demand a second say. Apparently something like 86% of Labour voters do w...

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by KLDC10
Sun Sep 23, 2018 7:41 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: AA - MIA Spanish only Boarding Announcements - FRUSTRATING !
Replies: 29
Views: 2448

Re: AA - MIA Spanish only Boarding Announcements - FRUSTRATING !

On a recent flight between Germany and Palma de Mallorca on Eurowings announcements were made in German only. I have flown quite a few other times with Eurowings (even domestically in Germany) and I couldn't recall not hearing announcements in English. I found it odd but realistically speaking prob...

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by KLDC10
Sun Sep 23, 2018 7:04 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: AA - MIA Spanish only Boarding Announcements - FRUSTRATING !
Replies: 29
Views: 2448

Re: AA - MIA Spanish only Boarding Announcements - FRUSTRATING !

That's a perfectly reasonable expectation. Even in a Spanish-speaking country, one would expect to hear English announcements given that English is the recognized "international language". I'm not sure what this agent was thinking, or whether he was trying to make a point of some sort, but...

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by KLDC10
Sun Sep 23, 2018 7:01 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit Phase 3: an enthusiastic jump from the cliff-edge
Replies: 2200
Views: 49232

Re: Brexit Phase 3: an enthusiastic jump from the cliff-edge

This is a very poor argument, as those calling for a second referendum are doing so because they didn't get the result they wanted from the first. A new referendum would not only undermine the legitimacy of British Democracy in general, but would undermine itself in the process. What's to stop a th...

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by KLDC10
Sun Sep 23, 2018 5:59 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit Phase 3: an enthusiastic jump from the cliff-edge
Replies: 2200
Views: 49232

Re: Brexit Phase 3: an enthusiastic jump from the cliff-edge

While not technically departing from that formulation, he is sounding far warmer to the idea of a new referendum now that a YouGov poll of Labour party members - commissioned by the People's Vote campaign - has suggested that 86% would back one. I'm sure someone will dismiss this as wishful thinkin...

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by KLDC10
Sat Sep 22, 2018 5:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Belgium to end flights to Hong Kong
Replies: 39
Views: 9279

Re: Air Belgium to end flights to Hong Kong

That sounds very logical, so why a business case based on Hong Kong and Asia. Or could it be that they didn’t think they would get the permissions to fly from CRL to African destinations? The business case was primarily predicated upon the partnership with 'UTour', the Chinese tour company I mentio...

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by KLDC10
Sat Sep 22, 2018 9:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa to take charge of LCC Eurowings long haul network
Replies: 11
Views: 4059

Re: Lufthansa to take charge of LCC Eurowings long haul network

And what would be the role of Lufthansa compared to SN’s role? Lufthansa = management, Brussels Airlines = operations, presumably? It seemed weird for SunExpress to be the one operating the Eurowings Long Haul services. SN here means Brussels Airlines not SunExpress :D SN is indeed Burssels Airline...

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by KLDC10
Fri Sep 21, 2018 3:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Belgium to end flights to Hong Kong
Replies: 39
Views: 9279

Re: Air Belgium to end flights to Hong Kong

ACMI flying could prove more profitable for them in the short term - it's a shame that they have thus far been unsuccessful at scheduled flying, but good that they are willing to adapt to stem the losses. It seems that traffic between Charleroi and Hong Kong was very heavily dependent on an agreemen...

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by KLDC10
Thu Sep 20, 2018 6:05 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Gifts for FA / Crew
Replies: 14
Views: 836

Re: Gifts for FA / Crew

Yes, around Christmas/New Year, but not regularly at other times of the year. Quite often I hand over the little gift during disembarkation - which is of course the opposite of handing it over in the expectation of better service ;) Seems like the guy on this travel blog is out to get something for ...

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by KLDC10
Thu Sep 20, 2018 5:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flight attendant "fired" for Marriage Proposal
Replies: 52
Views: 8343

Re: Flight attendant "fired" for Marriage Proposal

Neglecting safety? By that logic, the autopilot should never be switched on. Hand flying all the way in order to personally take care of the safety of passengers! As others have said - this is how a police state operates. It's very sad for the Flight Attendants, and for the thousands of others whos...

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by KLDC10
Thu Sep 20, 2018 3:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flight attendant "fired" for Marriage Proposal
Replies: 52
Views: 8343

Re: Flight attendant "fired" for Marriage Proposal

Neglecting safety? By that logic, the autopilot should never be switched on. Hand flying all the way in order to personally take care of the safety of passengers! As others have said - this is how a police state operates. It's very sad for the Flight Attendants, and for the thousands of others whose...

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by KLDC10
Thu Sep 20, 2018 11:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways flight turns back to BOM after cabin pressure loss causes nosebleeds
Replies: 28
Views: 3461

Re: Jet Airways flight turns back to BOM after cabin pressure loss causes nosebleeds

Obviously this was a big boo-boo... but some of the passenger reactions - "no staff to help...no announcement on board to wear the oxygen mask" - seriously?!? I could have sworn I remember being told something about putting on an oxygen mask... like when it appears or something... EVERY S...

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by KLDC10
Sun Sep 16, 2018 11:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Berlin livery A320 spotted at DUB?
Replies: 17
Views: 4068

Re: Air Berlin livery A320 spotted at DUB?

Some ex-Air Berlin aircraft are yet to be repainted by their new owners.

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by KLDC10
Fri Sep 14, 2018 1:28 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: British passport holders can't add carry-over any months to their new passports
Replies: 78
Views: 1917

Re: British passport holders can't add carry-over any months to their new passports

I don't know if I'm misreading his post, but it sounds like he's saying Brexiteers don't have a problem with Polish/European/white immigrants; they have a problem with non-white/Indian immigrants. I don't know if that's really the case. Only the Brexiteers do. But it also sounds very Bannonbart/Cha...

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by KLDC10
Fri Sep 14, 2018 1:21 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The US is now paying for Mexico's wall?
Replies: 13
Views: 757

Re: The US is now paying for Mexico's wall?

But its not money spent on the border, its money spent on deportations. Why not either A) keep the money in house and use it for deportations from the US, or B) use that money to rebuild El Salvador. $20 million is small change to the US, but I bet it goes a very long way to root out MS-13 in San S...

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by KLDC10
Fri Sep 14, 2018 1:05 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The US is now paying for Mexico's wall?
Replies: 13
Views: 757

Re: The US is now paying for Mexico's wall?

Well, I guess it does meet the definition of "Foreign Assistance", plus it's also an acknowledgement that the migration problem on the southern border is not exclusively caused by Mexicans. Helping Mexico to secure their own southern border, which is a little over 700 miles long and stretc...

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by KLDC10
Fri Sep 14, 2018 12:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First Delta Airbus A220-100 Rolls Out Of Paints Shop
Replies: 80
Views: 17034

Re: First Delta Airbus A220-100 Rolls Out Of Paints Shop

Looking at those pictures, something seemed a little "off". Took me a couple of minutes to realize that the winglets are yet to be fitted.

Regardless, what a beautiful looking aircraft!

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by KLDC10
Fri Sep 14, 2018 12:48 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: British passport holders can't add carry-over any months to their new passports
Replies: 78
Views: 1917

Re: British passport holders can't add carry-over any months to their new passports

Ok, Brussel is one big place for 28 countries to agree on this to align these standards. They are not handed down as you say, all countries have influence in these and for some areas even veto rights. The council of heads of state are most important and each member of that council is democratically...

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by KLDC10
Fri Sep 14, 2018 12:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Jersey bill proposes tax hike for United only
Replies: 56
Views: 8783

Re: New Jersey bill proposes tax hike for United only

The New Jersey senate is betting UA will not make cuts at EWR in favor of IAD or any other hub. However, the fact that they are only targeting carriers who carry over 8 million passenger a year tells you they know if they did apply this tax across the board in a fair way, many if not all airlines w...

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by KLDC10
Thu Sep 13, 2018 11:40 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: British passport holders can't add carry-over any months to their new passports
Replies: 78
Views: 1917

Re: British passport holders can't add carry-over any months to their new passports

There you go. You don't know, you make some assumptions and draw some conclusions from it. "the Schengen Zone, they can move their goods around freely." simply not true. A British firm can sell their products in Greece, because the standards are the same. No need to check them at the bord...

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by KLDC10
Thu Sep 13, 2018 11:07 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: British passport holders can't add carry-over any months to their new passports
Replies: 78
Views: 1917

Re: British passport holders can't add carry-over any months to their new passports

With all do respect, you clearly donot have any understanding how the EU works and their democratic legitimization. You don't seem to understand what it entitles if you basically want to have a common home market. The whole driving license thing: get an international driving license, not difficult....

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by KLDC10
Thu Sep 13, 2018 10:36 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: British passport holders can't add carry-over any months to their new passports
Replies: 78
Views: 1917

Re: British passport holders can't add carry-over any months to their new passports

Yes, rules are a bitch. Now you know how deep the integration is if you are married to each other for the past 40 years. As for a driving license, you need to get an international driving license, and you need to get EU insurance for your British car for use in the EU. You are pro-Brexit, so you ar...

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