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by KLDC10
Sun Jan 13, 2019 7:49 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 4: Until the last Tory Standing
Replies: 2094
Views: 82407

Re: Brexit part 4: Until the last Tory Standing

Word has it the UK is expected to formally request the EU to postpone Brexit shortly after TM losing the vote on her proposed WA. The EU is currently looking at when the extraordinary leader's summit can be convened to discuss and approve of any such prolongation... A first technical extention unti...

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by KLDC10
Sat Jan 12, 2019 6:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aer Lingus Announces Upcoming Brand Refresh
Replies: 492
Views: 79306

Re: Aer Lingus Announces Upcoming Brand Refresh

Ah, I'm afraid I find that appalling. The font is bad and the shamrock is worse. It looks like it should be plastered above the entrance to a cheap Irish bar, or perhaps on a children's cereal box - "Lucky the Leprechaun's Morning Mix" or something to that effect.. The incoherent use of th...

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by KLDC10
Thu Jan 10, 2019 4:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Official: Joon To Be Re-Absorbed Into Air France
Replies: 67
Views: 9588

Re: Official: Joon To Be Re-Absorbed Into Air France

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rXls9p8 ... e=youtu.be


I'd forgotten that existed. The sooner this whole sorry endeavor is forgotten, the better.
I wonder if this means the A340s will return to AF mainline, or whether they will be retired?
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I'd forgotten that existed. The sooner this whole sorry endeavor is forgotten, the better.
I wonder if this means the A340s will return to AF mainline, or whether they will be retired?

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by KLDC10
Tue Jan 08, 2019 8:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aer Lingus Announces Upcoming Brand Refresh
Replies: 492
Views: 79306

Re: Aer Lingus Announces Upcoming Brand Refresh

Not sure it will be to everyone's liking!!! That goes without saying. Almost any change, no matter how big or small, is usually met with some level of resistance at first. The 'green top' livery has been around in two variations since the late 70s so going to a majority white scheme is bound to be ...

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by KLDC10
Sun Jan 06, 2019 11:28 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What’s your favorite fragrance?
Replies: 43
Views: 2214

Re: What’s your favorite fragrance?

Success by Donald Trump.

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by KLDC10
Wed Dec 26, 2018 12:17 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Unique Flights ex-LON or ex-AMS
Replies: 22
Views: 2737

Re: Unique Flights ex-LON or ex-AMS

LATAM from MAD to FRA (in J, at less than US$200) I would highly recommend this flight. The hard product is easily one of the best business class products available on a scheduled flight within Europe (probably just pipped by the AY A350 and IB A340, both of which operate scheduled short-haul fligh...

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by KLDC10
Tue Dec 25, 2018 12:52 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Unique Flights ex-LON or ex-AMS
Replies: 22
Views: 2737

Re: Unique Flights ex-LON or ex-AMS

You didn't specify a departure airport, but Air New Zealand flies from LAX to LHR on the way from AKL, and vice versa. Aircraft type is a 77W.

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by KLDC10
Sun Dec 23, 2018 8:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL BCS1 99XX Flights
Replies: 16
Views: 3325

Re: DL BCS1 99XX Flights

teachpdx wrote:
Entry into revenue service with DL is January 31.
I’m flying it twice that day.


Enjoy. It's a fantastic aircraft.

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by KLDC10
Sat Dec 22, 2018 11:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Brexit: ‘IB wouldn’t be able to fly in Spain in case of no deal’
Replies: 112
Views: 15702

Re: Brexit: ‘IB wouldn’t be able to fly in Spain in case of no deal’

1. The reduction in flights to/from the UK has already started. 2. Example: KLM continues to reduce its exposure to the UK, by reducing frequencies to ABZ, EDI, GLA, NCL, BHX, and cuts SOU altogether. 3. This shift permits KLM to open new routes to promising destinations: BOS, LAS, NAP, WRO and inc...

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by KLDC10
Fri Dec 21, 2018 1:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Green Africa Airways to order 100 B737 MAX8
Replies: 78
Views: 13408

Re: Green Africa Airways to order 100 B737 MAX8

Horton and Vahidi are both incredibly capable individuals. They steered American out of bankruptcy and it would have been viable as a standalone carrier. They also worked to transform the product, introducing an excellent new long-haul Business Class, a competitive First Class cabin about the 777-30...

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by KLDC10
Thu Dec 20, 2018 7:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Gatwick drone closures
Replies: 547
Views: 68034

Re: Gatwick closed because of 2 drones

And the award for most odious response to today's events goes to 'Communities Against Gatwick Noise Emission', who, per the BBC, described the disruption as "an early Christmas present for those that suffer aircraft noise." Source: https://www.bbc.com/news/live/uk-england-sussex-46564814?n...

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by KLDC10
Tue Dec 18, 2018 2:57 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 75% of Americans apologizes for Trump abroad
Replies: 29
Views: 1915

Re: 75% of Americans apologizes for Trump abroad

Misleading thread title. Should read "75% of American CEOs" not "75% of Americans". I know, I was inspired by this thread title: https://www.airliners.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=11&t=1410825 :lol: Yes, I ignored that thread because it was patently ridiculous ;) I'm a Trump su...

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by KLDC10
Tue Dec 18, 2018 2:21 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 75% of Americans apologizes for Trump abroad
Replies: 29
Views: 1915

Re: 75% of Americans apologizes for Trump abroad

Misleading thread title. Should read "75% of American CEOs" not "75% of Americans".

Did the survey explore the reasons for the answers the CEOs gave? Are they just telling their foreign partners what they think they want to hear?

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by KLDC10
Tue Dec 18, 2018 1:10 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 4: Until the last Tory Standing
Replies: 2094
Views: 82407

Re: Brexit part 4: Until the last Tory Standing

It's nice to read in this thread that the Continental hatred for the UK is still as strong as ever. Why did the British people vote to leave with such good friends as you?

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by KLDC10
Mon Dec 17, 2018 7:30 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: 45 Years Later, Looking Back At A Trip I Almost Took
Replies: 8
Views: 3727

Re: 45 Years Later, Looking Back At A Trip I Almost Took

Astonishing that not taking this trip changed the course of your entire life. What a fascinating story, thanks very much for sharing it with us!

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by KLDC10
Tue Dec 11, 2018 3:20 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Delta switched my plane!
Replies: 12
Views: 1372

Re: Delta switched my plane!

Delta is pretty well-known for this unfortunately. It has happened to me a few times - in fact, every MD-80 flight I've ever booked with Delta has been swapped for another aircraft type, usually the MD-90. Last year I was booked to fly aboard an A319 from Boston to Atlanta - not particularly excitin...

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by KLDC10
Mon Dec 10, 2018 5:22 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Air Canada Business Class in the Embraer ERJ-190 to Toronto
Replies: 5
Views: 5494

Re: Air Canada Business Class in the Embraer ERJ-190 to Toronto

Thanks for the report. Seattle to Toronto is indeed a long flight for the E-Jet, and I'm not sure the food is really up to scratch. Nearly 4hr30 in the air and only a plate of fruit to eat? Very stingy indeed. The proper business seat and TV are nice additions, but the food really lets the product d...

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by KLDC10
Sun Dec 09, 2018 12:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TF-GAY now in the air flying KEF-DEL
Replies: 26
Views: 8707

Re: TF-GAY now in the air flying KEF-DEL

Honestly what are they thinking sending a pink aircraft with that registration to a conservative country like India? They weren't. The whole registration thing is just a gimmick to appeal to the sort of backpacking millennials which the airline tends to attract. As if to say "Hey, look at us, ...

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by KLDC10
Sat Dec 08, 2018 11:13 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: VIA Business Class (Rail Trip Report with Photos)
Replies: 11
Views: 3984

Re: VIA Business Class (Rail Trip Report with Photos)

Thanks for a great report. I for one always enjoy reading reports about rail travel - there's an old-fashioned elegance about taking long trips by rail that just can't be replicated by other forms of transport. As for VIA, I think they offer an excellent product in Business, certainly much better th...

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by KLDC10
Thu Dec 06, 2018 10:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hop! end ATR ops, consider merger with Transavia
Replies: 16
Views: 3479

Re: Hop! end ATR ops, consider merger with Transavia

And NAC - Nordic Aviation Capital just signed an agreement to lease 7 news E190 fresh from the factory to HOP!. One of this new E190 in HOP! colors can be seeing at Embraer´s plant in São José dos Campos in final stage of production. Great to see this new lease from the Air France - KLM group, the ...

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by KLDC10
Mon Dec 03, 2018 6:32 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Mexico's presidential 787 being put into storage pending sale
Replies: 24
Views: 4741

Re: Mexico's presidential 787 being put into storage pending sale

Could be a nice pickup for the USAF as Vice-Presidential or Cabinet transport. It's already configured for government use, and President Trump would be able to hype up a good deal. Of course, the modifications made to this 787 may not meet the standards set by the USAF and it may therefore require f...

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by KLDC10
Mon Dec 03, 2018 1:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UK - Canada agree on post Brexit Air Service Agreement
Replies: 17
Views: 3762

Re: UK - Canada agree on post Brexit Air Service Agreement

Will they only apply if Theresa May's deal is approved in the House of Commons? Or would they apply in the case of No Deal? The Air Service Agreements listed in earlier replies do not involve the European Union, are not dependent on whatever final agreement is negotiated between the UK/EU and there...

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by KLDC10
Mon Dec 03, 2018 11:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA mulling move to LHR T5
Replies: 81
Views: 13245

Re: AA mulling move to LHR T5

The transfer from T3 to T5 is not particularly difficult. Then by your own "logic," what then is the point in fretting about "disruption" of BA's operations by moving some of their own metal there or elsewhere, from T5. Can't have it both ways. You're comparing apples to oranges...

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by KLDC10
Fri Nov 30, 2018 12:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WOW Financial Discussion Thread
Replies: 399
Views: 63728

Re: Icelandair taking over WOW

From the linked article: https://markets.businessinsider.com/news/stocks/indigo-partners-and-wow-air-reach-preliminary-agreement-1027768928 "Skuli and WOW's management and employees have done a remarkable job in creating a well-regarded, successful ULCC brand," said Bill Franke, Managing P...

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by KLDC10
Thu Nov 29, 2018 9:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: *Unconfirmed* Air France terminates Joon
Replies: 99
Views: 24802

Re: Air France terminates Joon

Correction, Air France used to be one of the great airline brands. I got the feeling the numerous strikes caused quite some damage to a once strong brand that now isn't that strong anymore. People are always cautious to book with Air France, you never know if they might strike. Call me sentimental,...

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by KLDC10
Thu Nov 29, 2018 8:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: *Unconfirmed* Air France terminates Joon
Replies: 99
Views: 24802

Re: Air France terminates Joon

Thank goodness for that. Stupid idea, stupid name. Air France is one of the great airline brands, no need to cheapen it with "Joon".

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by KLDC10
Thu Nov 29, 2018 3:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WOW Financial Discussion Thread
Replies: 399
Views: 63728

Re: Icelandair taking over WOW

Looking at FR24 most of the WW flights that were scheduled to leave already from KEF show "unknown". Wonder if that is a sign they are down for good? https://www.flightradar24.com/data/airports/kef/departures Just had a flight take off for ORD. https://flightaware.com/live/flight/WOW153 T...

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by KLDC10
Tue Nov 27, 2018 6:33 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: BA Heathrow to 'Keflavik' - why pay more?
Replies: 11
Views: 7025

Re: BA Heathrow to 'Keflavik' - why pay more?

Nice report, thanks for sharing. The BA shorthaul service is what it is. I don't like it, and I'd choose other airlines over BA, but I wouldn't necessarily go out of my way to avoid it if the price were right.. Ordinary passengers still associate the British Airways brand with a premium service offe...

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by KLDC10
Mon Nov 26, 2018 12:11 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 4: Until the last Tory Standing
Replies: 2094
Views: 82407

Re: Brexit part 4: Until the last Tory Standing

The irish border and Gibraltar are indeed prime examples for how intra-EU solidary really matters where it counts, with no malice, but also without mercy towards a third country trying to subvert common european interests. Really? Because it seems like both issues are bilateral, not multilateral, a...

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by KLDC10
Thu Nov 22, 2018 8:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: BE being bought for £2.2m by a consortium including VS, Stobart Group and Cyrus Capital
Replies: 326
Views: 53261

Re: Sky News: Virgin Atlantic and Flybe in talks

virgin launched little red for feed which failed. Now they want to buy Flybe? For what. Inverness to Norwich gives virgin no benefit. It gives Delta no benefit. Virgin is loss making. This has to be a joke. Presumably we will see some big changes if this plan comes to fruition. I'd expect some loss...

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by KLDC10
Tue Nov 13, 2018 8:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Tax on kerosine
Replies: 54
Views: 3968

Re: Tax on kerosine

Pointless virtue-signalling, presumably to satisfy domestic green pressure groups. The reason they are seeking an "international effort" is so that they can satisfy said groups and simultaneously avoid placing themselves at a disadvantage by acting unilaterally to tax the aviation industry...

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by KLDC10
Sun Nov 11, 2018 12:08 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Tucker Carlson targeted by protesters at his home
Replies: 53
Views: 2596

Re: Tucker Carlson targeted by protesters at his home

Cant we all get along and stop this terrible discourse and just believe what I do and everything will be fine like it was a few years ago in 2010 or 2014 or in 1998, or in 1982. I miss those days when everyone got along in every aspect of society. I agree with the sentiment, but unfortunately I don...

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by KLDC10
Thu Nov 08, 2018 11:10 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Where would we be right now if Hillary won?
Replies: 33
Views: 2217

Re: Where would we be right now if Hillary won?

Are people that blind to see the damage that Republicans keep making? Should I disown anyone I know who voted for them? Will all due respect, if you're seriously asking yourself this question, you need to take a step back from politics and find something else to occupy your time. I support the GOP....

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by KLDC10
Tue Nov 06, 2018 11:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta's (US) Election Day Commercial
Replies: 5
Views: 1101

Re: Delta's (US) Election Day Commercial

I think this is a really nice ad. It is important to step back and "rise above the noise". The final message rings true aswell - if you want to see America, then yes, you should get out there and see it for yourself.

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by KLDC10
Tue Nov 06, 2018 4:16 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Should there be a Multi Party System in American Democracy?
Replies: 102
Views: 3984

Re: Should there be a Multi Party System in American Democracy?

Supporting a third party in the current system is akin to throwing away your vote. Say, for example, the Democratic party were to split into a moderate, center party, and a social-democratic left-wing party. The only effect would be to split the vote and guarantee Republican supermajorities everwher...

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by KLDC10
Tue Nov 06, 2018 9:40 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Merkel announces her intention to stand down.
Replies: 25
Views: 2103

Re: Merkel announces her intention to stand down.

Same for the diesel debate, up until a few years ago diesels were advertised greatly as they have a lower CO2 output than petrol, to reduce particle emissions the cumbustion chamber temeratures were ever increased and now, well surprise, NO2 is the big bad boy and everyone should just scrap their d...

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by KLDC10
Mon Nov 05, 2018 1:53 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Merkel announces her intention to stand down.
Replies: 25
Views: 2103

Re: Merkel announces her intention to stand down.

Really interesting times ahead indeed. I almost spilled my coffee the first time I heard that Merz will run for the chair, if he wins and decides to go for chancellor too I might actually vote CDU for the first time in 16 years again. That guy is the only one I see fit enough and having enough ball...

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by KLDC10
Mon Nov 05, 2018 7:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 3rd runway for MUC suspended by 5 years
Replies: 52
Views: 6982

Re: 3rd runway for MUC suspended by 5 years

The greens are making inroads in elections in Germany at the moment. Last time that happened Germany shut down its nuclear power plants, burning more dirty coal instead. Yes, quite the irony. It's just another strain of populism. But with regards to Munich Airport, I believe that the FW has been ag...

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by KLDC10
Sun Nov 04, 2018 5:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA2036 passengers in three-day journey 'hell'
Replies: 74
Views: 16594

Re: BA2036 passengers in three-day journey 'hell'

Noris wrote:
Is this an isolated incident, or representative of British Airways' current customer service standards?


Likely an isolated incident - a comedy of errors.
BA's current customer service standards are non-existent, but operationally they're usually fine.

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by KLDC10
Sat Nov 03, 2018 11:25 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Man removed from WestJet flight after falling asleep prior to takeoff.
Replies: 94
Views: 16019

Man removed from WestJet flight after falling asleep prior to takeoff.

Usually, the media has a tendency to over-hype examples of passengers being removed from flights for legitimate reasons, but this example really does appear to be a huge overreaction on the part of this WestJet crew: In summary, this passenger, recently having suffered a stroke, took a sleeping pill...

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by KLDC10
Wed Oct 31, 2018 2:21 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Merkel announces her intention to stand down.
Replies: 25
Views: 2103

Re: Merkel announces her intention to stand down.

Isn't it "step-down" rather than "stand-down"? She has announced that she willl step-down as Party chair woman but intends to complete her term as Chancellor. Almost three years as a "lame duck" can be a Long time. OTH stepping down from the Position as Chancellor isn'...

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by KLDC10
Tue Oct 30, 2018 8:07 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Merkel announces her intention to stand down.
Replies: 25
Views: 2103

Re: Merkel announces her intention to stand down.

Merkel did well for Germany and the EU. A symbol for a reunited Germany. In the end, she has pasted their effectiveness so a leadership change is needed. 3 years is a long time though for this change. I have a suspicion the timetable will be shortened in the end. The timing announcement itself, com...

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by KLDC10
Mon Oct 29, 2018 1:54 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Merkel announces her intention to stand down.
Replies: 25
Views: 2103

Re: Merkel announces her intention to stand down.

The problem is that she was pretty much unable to bring any change for quite some time and this will continue for a couple more years. Not just internally in Germany but also on the EU front. That's true, but she has become such a huge figure in German politics that an immediate resignation, follow...

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by KLDC10
Mon Oct 29, 2018 1:26 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Merkel announces her intention to stand down.
Replies: 25
Views: 2103

Re: Merkel announces her intention to stand down.

Well aside from the CDU leadership position wasn't it a given even before the last general election that this would be her last term ? There was a lot of speculation to that effect. I think much of the pre-election chatter was based on the amount of time she has been in office. Following the electi...

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by KLDC10
Mon Oct 29, 2018 1:10 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Merkel announces her intention to stand down.
Replies: 25
Views: 2103

Merkel announces her intention to stand down.

After months of media speculation and a poor showing for the CDU in Hesse last night, German Chancellor Angela Merkel has laid out a timetable for her departure from office. She will not be a candidate in the forthcoming CDU leadership election, which is to be held in December this year. Neither wil...

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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: 136
Views: 24216

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: 136
Views: 24216

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: 29
Views: 2940

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: 5010

"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: 35
Views: 7413

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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