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by Kilopond
Sat Jan 19, 2019 11:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TK crew robbed in South Africa
Replies: 71
Views: 9581

Re: TK crew robbed in South Africa

...[]All those places that you are talking about (admittedly, I only know Molenbeek and the Parisian (and Marseillaise) banlieues among them) are quaint towns compared to parts of similar parts of South African or many Latin American cities. In none of them are you well advised not to stop at red l...

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by Kilopond
Sat Jan 19, 2019 10:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TK crew robbed in South Africa
Replies: 71
Views: 9581

Re: TK crew robbed in South Africa

Highly unlikely in Europe Tempi passati , as Europe is getting more and more „rainbowed“ the South African way. Just think about Molenbeek, Marxloh or the Parisian banlieues where naive Chinese tourists get robbed on the RER trains day by day. Here is a left-wing/liberal source: https://www.theloca...

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by Kilopond
Sat Jan 12, 2019 10:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: German airport security staff strike, 1000+ flights cancelled
Replies: 14
Views: 4039

Re: German airport security staff strike, 1000+ flights cancelled

...[As it is only a matter of time until someone calls the strikers greedy and if they don't like their wages then they should look for a different job, same logic applies here.[...] ??? What other jobs? Most of those black mailers are unskilled scool droppers who just underwent a six-week drill in...

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by Kilopond
Fri Jan 11, 2019 10:40 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: How far away are we from direct routings
Replies: 33
Views: 4028

Re: How far away are we from direct routings

Airlines are notriously ignorant as far as electronics are concerned: some CEO´s even pay real money for totally outdated dinosaur IFE boxes that actually shouldn`t be larger than match boxes by today`s standards. If there was a will, aviation navigation could completely switch to GNSS today. No mor...

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by Kilopond
Thu Jan 03, 2019 10:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CAAC unveils slots allocation/airline distribution for Beijing’s upcoming PEK/ZBAD dual-hub system
Replies: 73
Views: 9286

Re: CAAC unveils slots allocation/airline distribution for Beijing’s upcoming PEK/ZBAD dual-hub system

[...]I think the question is whether some long-haul Euro/US carrier will fly to both airports. If there is one, I bet it would be Lufthansa from FRA. I agree, something like this is likely to happen. In the end, ZBAD could even become some sort of Beijing‘s KJFK variant for *A with some O/D traffic...

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by Kilopond
Wed Jan 02, 2019 10:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: London Biggin Hill airport
Replies: 36
Views: 5636

Re: London Biggin Hill airport

I would rather re-establish Northolt as a civil airport. Kick the military out of there, they can do their business at other places just as well. Build a satellite at NHT and connect it by some kind of rail/tube/People mover transport to LHR. Travelling time should be less than 10 minutes. Still bet...

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by Kilopond
Sat Dec 29, 2018 9:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Would a B-52 passenger variant have been possible?
Replies: 95
Views: 13318

Re: Would a B-52 passenger variant have been possible?

[...] http://www.airwar.ru/image/idop/craft/c99/c99-4.jpg A sort of A-380 avant la lettre perhaps? Than what about the Saunders-Roe Princess as a possible A380 pre-beta version 0.1 ? https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/9/9c/Saro_Princess_G-ALUN_Farnborough_1953.jpg

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by Kilopond
Sat Dec 29, 2018 9:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Would a B-52 passenger variant have been possible?
Replies: 95
Views: 13318

Re: Would a B-52 passenger variant have been possible?

Hmmm... Based upon the dates of test flights and designs, and the fact that the 152 was designed behind the Iron Curtain, it might be fairer to state that the 152 had a lot of B-52 design lineage in it! No, this timeline doesn‘t proove anything. Keep in mind that there had been a total and complete...

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by Kilopond
Sat Dec 29, 2018 9:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Would a B-52 passenger variant have been possible?
Replies: 95
Views: 13318

Re: Would a B-52 passenger variant have been possible?

The B-52 contains much more of confiscated Junkers projects than commonly known. And based on the very same roots, there had been a short-lived civil aircraft project, the 152 of the GDR. That might give you an idea how a civil B-52 derivate could have looked like. https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikip...

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by Kilopond
Sat Dec 29, 2018 3:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 1683
Views: 622576

Re: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018

https://www.dw.com/en/airbus-jet-delays ... a-46890711
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Expect new production troubles next year. The facility of an Airbus subsidary in Augsburg has burnt down.

https://www.dw.com/en/airbus-jet-delays ... a-46890711

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by Kilopond
Tue Dec 25, 2018 10:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian 737 Max Diverts to Shiraz, Iran
Replies: 178
Views: 41196

Re: Norwegian 737 Max Diverts to Shiraz, Iran

Something smells very fishy with this incident. There aren‘t any legal obstacles forbidding Norwegian to take their own spare parts to SYZ. Why is there such a tizzy? Any rational answer I can think of would qualify as a „conspiracy theory“. Within their operations airlines do enjoy immunity from an...

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by Kilopond
Tue Dec 25, 2018 8:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How is Austrian Airlines doing?
Replies: 17
Views: 4880

Re: How is Austrian Airlines doing?

Why does austrian have a decline in the revenue? Is this the competition? That's definitely the case: passenger numbers have increased and so have the number of flights and the load factor. But ticket prices have come down. However, considering the dimenion of the Viennese bloodbath I would still s...

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by Kilopond
Tue Dec 25, 2018 10:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How is Austrian Airlines doing?
Replies: 17
Views: 4880

Re: How is Austrian Airlines doing?

Financially they were doing slightly worse recently. But mainly due to depreciations and amortizations. For the first 9 months of 2018 (compared to the same period 2017): revenue (-8%) expenses (-7%) EBITDA (-7%) EBIT (-13%) down to 92 million EUR. https://investor-relations.lufthansagroup.com/filea...

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by Kilopond
Mon Dec 24, 2018 9:32 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Der Spiegel - "Institutional Bias"
Replies: 75
Views: 5271

Re: Der Spiegal - "Institutional Bias"

To come back to Claas Relotius, I think he should give back all those prizes he won. He did. already. Doesn't fabricating news lead back to Hearst and the media moguls following him? Next major step was embedding journalists. That brought quite the change in pictures. Well, bourgeois democracy is b...

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by Kilopond
Sat Dec 22, 2018 9:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Electric planes: the state of the art
Replies: 259
Views: 16428

Re: Electric planes: the state of the art

As we all can observe, wireless items tend to have an enormously high WAF (wife acceptance factor). Nevertheless accumulators/batteries are nothing but a nuisance and proposing to abuse them for propulsing aeroplanes is just plain charlatanery. Not fully off-tipic, here is a a four days old article ...

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by Kilopond
Sun Nov 18, 2018 9:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Wamos and LH in DEN
Replies: 7
Views: 2485

Re: Wamos and LH in DEN

According to Lufthansa's spreadsheet timetable they plan to operate the 744 daily between FRA and DEN during the next weeks, while MUC-DEN shall get a mix of 333 and 359.

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by Kilopond
Sun Nov 18, 2018 9:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Report: New BER airport unlikely to open before 2021
Replies: 236
Views: 39521

Re: Report: New BER airport unlikely to open before 2021

They should just open it. Who cares if their fire safety is not up to standard, its not like airport goes on fire every second day Some facts may prove you right. The currant FRG fire protection regulations are so extreme that not amy theatre or opera house had been destroyed for decades. But 3 (th...

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by Kilopond
Thu Nov 15, 2018 12:02 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: ALL Google traffic routed to Nigeria/China/Russia
Replies: 27
Views: 1924

Re: ALL Google traffic routed to Nigeria/China/Russia

TSS wrote:
[...]Just out of curiosity, are there any other search engines still in common use besides Google and Bing?[...]


As mentioned above, duckduckgo.com is quite popular. As well as ixquick.com.

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by Kilopond
Wed Nov 07, 2018 9:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pan Am European Ops
Replies: 53
Views: 6479

Re: Pan Am European Ops

:) An anecdotical and funny side note :) - Allegedly the "evil yanks/imperialist war mongerers" had cast masses of colorado beatles from their planes while overflying the GDR/Soviet-Russian occupational zone in order to destroy the potato crops and cause a famine. Well, those heatles had b...

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by Kilopond
Thu Oct 18, 2018 7:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines to start Oslo-Asmara
Replies: 32
Views: 4734

Re: Ethiopian Airlines to start Oslo-Asmara

[quote="Jetty"][...]Many ‘refugees’ even travel back to Somalia. I hope European governments take good notice of who boards these flights so their refugee status can be revoked.[...] In most EU contries "asylum seekers" or "refugees" may visit their home countries witho...

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by Kilopond
Wed Oct 17, 2018 8:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airlines leasing houses instead of booking hotel rooms
Replies: 122
Views: 14273

Re: Airlines leasing houses instead of booking hotel rooms

As mentioned in some posts above, airlines used to engage in the hospitality Industry in the past. Examples of original founders or temporary shareholders include:

Pan Am: Intercontinental
TWA: Hilton
SAS: Radisson
Swissair: Swissôtel
Air France: Le Meridian

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by Kilopond
Mon Aug 20, 2018 7:04 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: How to make people believe that what Nazi Germany did was wrong?
Replies: 82
Views: 3862

Re: How to make people believe that what Nazi Germany did was wrong?

Close to 100% of the world population have absolutely no clue what happend in Europe during 20th century. The popular damnatio memoriae narrative of nationalsocialist Germany with Adolf Hitler has absolutely nothing to do with historic reality. And the conflict with the Turkic tribes in China should...

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by Kilopond
Sun Aug 19, 2018 6:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aeroflot in Berlin
Replies: 10
Views: 2438

Re: Aeroflot in Berlin

TXL and SXF are just two airfields of one single company. So most likely it has to do with the TXL night curfew. AFL2317 is a red-eye flight from Berlin to Moscow that could not be operated from TXL.

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by Kilopond
Sat Aug 18, 2018 9:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why aren’t the low cost giants operating flights to Beirut?
Replies: 53
Views: 6768

Re: Why aren’t the low cost giants operating flights to Beirut?

^^ Are you kidding? Lebanon is a failed state and a major hub of global organised crime.

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by Kilopond
Sat Aug 18, 2018 8:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 60 years ago today, Pan Am received its first 707
Replies: 107
Views: 11260

Re: 60 years ago today, Pan Am received its first 707

I read quite a few original historical sources (not books written later by some). It is remarkable how long the US stuck to the airfoil dogma. The idea had been that an ideal wing profile would enable piston-engined planes to fly at 700 mph. The bistorical NACA government agency worked very hard to ...

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by Kilopond
Tue Aug 14, 2018 8:26 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: How international communities deal with asylum seekers?
Replies: 44
Views: 1143

Re: How international communities deal with asylum seekers?

As a fact, "migrants"/"refugees"/"asylum seekers" are weapons used by certain hegomonial forces in order to destabilise countries. There are numerous examples of this strategy in history. The trick of those demagogues is to completely switch off any rational thinking an...

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by Kilopond
Sat Aug 11, 2018 8:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: LH to start FRA-BDL?
Replies: 62
Views: 9586

Re: Rumor: LH to start FRA-BDL?

...[Would've been interesting to see how well it'd do today. No doubt there is a certain demand for a travel scheme between points in Europe and a point in Connecticut - BDL, that is. There are JFK haters residing in New York's luxury outskirts. Maybe some of them would pay a premium to avoid the m...

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by Kilopond
Sun Aug 05, 2018 8:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 20 dead in Junkers Ju 52 crash in Switzerland
Replies: 129
Views: 29709

Re: Where Eagles Dare: Ju-52 in a deadly crash today

https://twitter.com/KapoGR
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The local police have postponed their official media conference from 0900 to 1400 (Bravo Time).

https://twitter.com/KapoGR

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by Kilopond
Sat Jul 21, 2018 7:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Tahiti Nui enters helicopter business
Replies: 12
Views: 2730

Re: Air Tahiti Nui enters helicopter business

^^ Well, they are just somewhat out of sight, just like Atlantic Airways who also operate helicopters.

But for some strange reason we all forgot the only major airline that still carries the H-word in the IATA code: (All) Nippon Helicopters - NH - doing business now as ANA.

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by Kilopond
Sat Jul 21, 2018 9:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Tahiti Nui enters helicopter business
Replies: 12
Views: 2730

Re: Air Tahiti Nui enters helicopter business

UTair is operating a large fleet of about 150 helicopters. Search the web for Images by copying and pasting these words: ЮТэйр Вертолетные услуги. You might also search Images of their United Nations operations by typing "UTair UN".

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by Kilopond
Fri Jun 29, 2018 9:30 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Cities that have multiple airports unnecessarily
Replies: 65
Views: 4777

Re: Cities that have multiple airports unnecessarily

The Swiss had been very forward-thinking in the 1920s and the following decades. The plan was to establish just one central airport ("Schweizerischer Zentralflughafen Utzenstorf") near Berne. Zurich ZRH, Geneva GVA and Basel BSL/MLH/EAP (yes, it's got three codes) would not exist today as ...

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by Kilopond
Thu Jun 28, 2018 8:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flight attendants have a higher rate of every cancer outcome, study says
Replies: 70
Views: 9611

Re: Flight attendants have a higher rate of every cancer outcome, study says

So where is the study on Pilots?[...] Nobody needs such a kind of study anymore because it's common wisdom today that ionising radiation is potentially harmful. (Well, back in the 1950s people had been more naive. Watch "Duck and cover" or "A is for Atom" on a video site of your...

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by Kilopond
Thu Jun 28, 2018 9:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flight attendants have a higher rate of every cancer outcome, study says
Replies: 70
Views: 9611

Re: Flight attendants have a higher rate of every cancer outcome, study says

It's been known for decades... and it's already mentioned on this thread. It's not a surprise at all. Background radiation at altitude is much higher than on the ground.[...] Exactly! And this is why any airline operating under EASA legislation has to monitor all crew members for radiation exposure...

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by Kilopond
Wed Jun 27, 2018 9:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing has given the 3 Major Engine Manufacturers until June 27 to submit their 797 engine proposals
Replies: 313
Views: 46713

Re: Boeing has given the 3 Major Engine Manufacturers until June 27 to submit their 797 engine proposals

[...]Airbus is in a very good position to counter & even pre emp this program. They have lots of resources, available technology and 2 existing maturing engines. If they want they do a small, light, cheap NMA, 3 years before Boeing NMA they will. And forget game changing, technological magic fr...

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by Kilopond
Tue Jun 26, 2018 9:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Football Charters World Cup, Champions, Europa League, etc
Replies: 205
Views: 23158

Re: Football Charters World Cup, Champions, Europa League, etc

ENT545 ZAG-ROV B738 SP-ENT
ADR3694 ZAG-ROV A319 S5-AAR

Both flights will show up at fr24 only by searching the a/c registration.

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by Kilopond
Tue Jun 19, 2018 10:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A list of top 10 busiest intercontinental long-haul routes by 2017 pax traffic worldwide
Replies: 45
Views: 8931

Re: A list of top 10 busiest intercontinental long-haul routes by 2017 pax traffic worldwide

Galwayman wrote:
There you go ... London is effectively the centre of the world


At least LON is the world's busiest aviation hub, ahead of TYO and NYC.

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by Kilopond
Tue Jun 19, 2018 9:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reuters: Airbus is studying A321XLR with extended range over LR
Replies: 470
Views: 71725

Re: Airbus A321XLR?

It depends if they want to increase the wing or not? If they go down that path, while more expensive, would also allow for an A322 stretch, which might be just enough to cause Boeing some headaches with their MoM proposal. Think of the thing basically as a modern DC-8. :D You are kidding, aren't yo...

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by Kilopond
Mon Jun 18, 2018 8:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Süddeutsche Zeitung: Lufthansa considering bid on Norwegian
Replies: 40
Views: 6360

Re: Süddeutsche Zeitung: Lufthansa considering bid on Norwegian

Eurowings is not even remotely in the same league as Norwegian financially.[...] Correct! I just looked up the figures and copied and pasted them. Norwegian's debt equals an astronomical amount of 6.6 bn Euros. That's very close to the sums the big US carriers owed their debitors when they went bel...

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by Kilopond
Sun Jun 17, 2018 12:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: China Eastern to launch Luxembourg link from central Chinese city Zhengzhou
Replies: 40
Views: 5125

Re: China Eastern to launch Luxembourg link from central Chinese city Zhengzhou

[...]So there's nothing surprising at all when you find them descending upon FCO or PRG, but departing from CDG or BRU[...] Exactly. And as far as LUX/Luxembourg is concerned, one should not forget that the airport also serves the nearby West German town of Trier. It already sees 1,000 Chinese tour...

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by Kilopond
Tue Jun 12, 2018 8:53 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Non airline businesses owned by airlines
Replies: 54
Views: 4754

Re: Non airline businesses owned by airlines

Until 2005 British Airways co-owned a giant Ferris Wheel, the "Eye of London". :D

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by Kilopond
Tue Jun 05, 2018 7:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Europe-China train service hurts air freight
Replies: 54
Views: 9360

Re: Europe-China train service hurts air freight

Putin is in Austria and singed a treaty to push the sino-european railway link even further. (Note that at the European end of the future broad track line Slovakia and the Ukraine are involved as well). Explanation of what that stuff is all about: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ko%C5%A1ice%E2%80%93Vi...

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by Kilopond
Sun Jun 03, 2018 9:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: HAM power outage & all flights cancelled as of now
Replies: 42
Views: 6454

Re: HAM power outage & all flights cancelled as of now

The heavy police presence as well as the strict evacuation of the terminals both indicate that the authorities in charge might have feared yet another anarchist attack. Those offences occur quite frequently in the FRG. Popular targets are electrified railway tracks where the anarchists usually destr...

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by Kilopond
Sat May 26, 2018 9:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Laudamotion (Ryanair Austria) opens VIE base with 20 routes
Replies: 25
Views: 4460

Re: Laudamotion (Ryanair Austria) opens VIE base with 20 routes

It seems that one company has already surendered: the Vienna-based "easyJet Europe Airline GmbH", that is.

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by Kilopond
Sat May 19, 2018 10:16 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Little Things That Bother You A Lot
Replies: 127
Views: 3613

Re: Little Things That Bother You A Lot

I hate any packages of flour-like food substances that can't be properly opened in order to take out the content with an ordinary spoon but instead demand to somehow stir the staff out from a side opening. Disgusting!

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by Kilopond
Mon Apr 30, 2018 9:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airline companies stare at a burning issue as fuel prices skyrocket
Replies: 54
Views: 9614

Re: Airline companies stare at a burning issue as fuel prices skyrocket

Isn't that article a little bit too hysterical while lacking any facts?

Yes, crude and jet-a fuel prices are rising moderately, at least for now. Here is a graph from the IATA jet fuel price monitor:

Image

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by Kilopond
Sat Apr 07, 2018 11:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Europe to Africa discussion
Replies: 73
Views: 6386

Re: Europe to Africa discussion

usflyer msp wrote:
What in the world is that supposed to mean? Believe it or not, most African aviation authorities follow standard IATA/ICAO rules and bilateral aviation agreements and most African business people are not thieves or thugs. Not quite sure what you are trying to say here,,,


Dream on!

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by Kilopond
Sat Apr 07, 2018 11:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Europe to Africa discussion
Replies: 73
Views: 6386

Re: Europe to Africa discussion

I think Norwegian should have focused on Europe-Africa rather that the saturated tatl market. [...] Maybe in a synthetical ideal world. But In the brutal reality, Norwegian has absolutely no glue how to deal with the real life African-Africans. Their modus operandi is lightyears away from any commo...

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by Kilopond
Sun Apr 01, 2018 7:59 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What airline had the first Website?
Replies: 64
Views: 11002

Re: What airline had the first Website?

Many had websites for internal use pre-1996. Most tested the water with airline owned travel agents. There were others even earlier using Videotex, including again a few travel agents for corporate bookings and value transactions. Exactly! There had been an online world BEFORE the triumph of the in...

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by Kilopond
Thu Mar 29, 2018 9:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH A350 New Colors - Hideous!
Replies: 264
Views: 35033

Re: LH A350 New Colors - Hideous!

Has anyone here ever considered the idea that managements might be infested with useless amateurs and dilettants? As a matter of fact, it took more than a year before the Lufthansa/Fraport conglomerate removed those ridiculous billboards that could have been understood as a death threat. :eek: http:...

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by Kilopond
Tue Mar 13, 2018 9:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Eurowings taking over DUS-EWR from Lufthansa
Replies: 36
Views: 5757

Re: Eurowings taking over DUS-EWR from Lufthansa

Bhoy wrote:
[...]Yes, Bayer's global HQ is in Leverkusen, just north of Cologne, and 40km from DUS.


And bear in mind that the 80% foreign/globally owned Bayer corporation is in the process of successfully taking over Monsanto. :eek:

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