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by JannEejit
Thu Jun 14, 2018 7:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Britains First Sharia Airline
Replies: 121
Views: 16414

Re: Britains First Sharia Airline

I watched the TV doc last night on UK television. The way it ended was farcical, showing him taking a plane load of potential investors up in the freshly resprayed Jetstream. His business partner walked out in frustration and we were left with a caption suggesting he had crowdfunding of around £340,...

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by JannEejit
Sun Jun 10, 2018 11:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Icelandair is still growing 757 fleet
Replies: 32
Views: 8290

Re: Icelandair is still growing 757 fleet

Not sure about the interior, but TF-FII looks pristine from the outside. WiFi dome, Scimitar winglets and a fresh livery. Nice job, Icelandair! here's the bird here in Fortaleza, flying on behalf of TACV: https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4567/26565891829_ce0860f39d_c.jpg Eyjafjallajökull @ FOR by Leo...

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by JannEejit
Wed Jun 06, 2018 11:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: "Only a man can run an airline."
Replies: 137
Views: 10544

Re: "Only a man can run an airline."

Not in Amsterdam at Schiphol Only 1 out of hundreds I doubt “many” do that work at different airports but you seem to know that, so what airport are you talking about? Many in the United States, and I can particularly vouch for BOI, PDX, SEA, SFO, ANC, HNL, I could go on. In addition, at many regio...

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by JannEejit
Sat Jun 02, 2018 11:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rest of the UK thread - 2018
Replies: 135
Views: 14576

Re: Rest of the UK thread - 2018

Rumours abound of Qatar services to Belfast and Glasgow coming soon. Anyone got the lowdown ?

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by JannEejit
Tue May 29, 2018 9:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: VS to go all 744 from MAN W18/9.
Replies: 56
Views: 8512

Re: VS to go all 744 from MAN W18/9.

Channex757 wrote:
Any chance that VS are going to use the A332 in markets like GLA or even NCL over the winter? They would be ideal for a Virgin Holidays supported operation to MCO


GLA is operated March to November with 744 then stops. Of course maybe that might change to an additional A332 service, who knows ?

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by JannEejit
Mon May 28, 2018 5:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa Reveals Why It Dropped Yellow From Its Livery (Interview)
Replies: 167
Views: 26275

Re: Lufthansa Reveals Why It Dropped Yellow From Its Livery (Interview)

A little Air France style 'squiggle' of yellow next to the Lufthansa text would have balanced it out better I think.

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by JannEejit
Mon May 28, 2018 5:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa Reveals Why It Dropped Yellow From Its Livery (Interview)
Replies: 167
Views: 26275

Re: Lufthansa Reveals Why It Dropped Yellow From Its Livery (Interview)

Easy: because having one less color in the livery (actually two, because they got rid of the grey as well), reduces the number of paint buckets to keep in the maintenance shop. Before, they had to keep one big bucket of white and three small buckets of Blue, yellow and grey. Now, a big bucket of wh...

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by JannEejit
Mon May 28, 2018 3:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Major Airline New Livery Photo posted on A350?
Replies: 157
Views: 31141

Re: Major Airline New Livery Photo posted on A350? Possibly United? Any ideas?

seahawk wrote:
Giving up the crane would be a huge mistake.


Yeah but it would be modern, minimal and what else...? Oh yeah "premium" :lol:

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by JannEejit
Mon May 28, 2018 2:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will the 797 look more like the 757 or A310?
Replies: 35
Views: 7642

Re: Will the 797 look more like the 757 or A310?

Personally I hope the design comes out looking at least in some way like a natural 757 successor. Failing that and if going wide, like a 762 Max concept.

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by JannEejit
Mon May 28, 2018 2:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why were the 757 and 767 such dead-end designs?
Replies: 109
Views: 16519

Re: Why were the 757 and 767 such dead-end designs?

When people say Boeing destroyed the 757 tooling, I always imagine some sort of Viking funeral scenario with a large bonfire and fearsome men throwing axes at a flaming 757 carcass. But seriously, what does 'destroying the tooling' actually mean in real terms, and why isn't there an option to 'store...

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by JannEejit
Wed May 23, 2018 12:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Could UK Government get a 787 / A350 ?
Replies: 69
Views: 6494

Re: Could UK Government get a 787 / A350 ?

How about a hot air balloon ? Imagine how high and far he could go just by talking !

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by JannEejit
Wed May 23, 2018 7:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA2233 declares emergency.
Replies: 53
Views: 14195

Re: AA2233 declares emergency.

N353SK wrote:
32andBelow wrote:
Do they not have iPads?


The Jeppesen Chart app on the iPad includes only the charts your company chooses to pay for.


How much are airlines expected to pay for digital charts ? Is the paper version still viable ?

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by JannEejit
Tue May 22, 2018 3:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Concorde, was it bound for disaster?
Replies: 76
Views: 10005

Re: Concorde, was it bound for disaster?

I remember there was a handful of Concorde in the late '90s losing part of the rudder during supersonic flight. This came about at the time of rising concern over aging aircraft problems. Perhaps there are other small anomalies that the mechanics knew to "watch out for" that were never no...

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by JannEejit
Fri May 18, 2018 1:02 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airline livery you miss the most
Replies: 165
Views: 8361

Re: Airline livery you miss the most

That BOAC/BA hybrid livery would look great today with a minor tweak.

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by JannEejit
Fri May 18, 2018 10:40 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airline livery you miss the most
Replies: 165
Views: 8361

Re: Airline livery you miss the most

I still miss the BA Negus livery of 1973-1984. The crisp white set against the quarter jack tail design and silver/blue underbelly coupled with bare metal cowlings. I know Landor has it's fans, but if like me you were around when it was introduced, you may have felt, like me that it was a half arsed...

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by JannEejit
Fri May 18, 2018 10:36 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airline livery you miss the most
Replies: 165
Views: 8361

Re: Airline livery you miss the most

I still miss the BA Negus livery of 1973-1984. The crisp white set against the quarter jack tail design and silver/blue underbelly coupled with bare metal cowlings. I know Landor has it's fans, but if like me you were around when it was introduced, you may have felt, like me that it was a half arsed...

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by JannEejit
Fri May 18, 2018 10:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Has VP-BAT 747SP found a new owner?
Replies: 4
Views: 1055

Re: Has VP-BAT 747SP found a new owner?

https://youtu.be/LrFtjA5UeWo
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Love this aircraft, I was able to get some nice footage on a training day at Prestwick back in 2015.

https://youtu.be/LrFtjA5UeWo

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by JannEejit
Wed May 16, 2018 9:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flybe to retire ERJ 195
Replies: 55
Views: 9240

Re: Flybe to retire ERJ 195

The latest chapter in the Flybe book of 'What Shall We Try Next ?'

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by JannEejit
Fri May 11, 2018 6:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 1st Aircraft in Lufthansa updated Livery. D-ABVM (B744)
Replies: 92
Views: 17751

Re: 1st Aircraft in Lufthansa updated Livery. D-ABVM (B744)

The new Icelandair 737Max livery makes for a decent Lufthansa livery. This could be improved with yellow cowlings too, especially on the twin engine fleet.

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by JannEejit
Wed May 09, 2018 1:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar Airways to wet lease 3 A330's to BA to cover RR engine issues
Replies: 22
Views: 6913

Re: Qatar Airways considering loaning 787's to BA to cover RR engine issues

BA has filed for regulatory approval to wet lease 3 A330's from QR beginning 1 June https://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/ba-seeks-go-ahead-to-wet-lease-qatar-a330s-amid-tren-448446/?cmpid=SOC|Twitter|Flightglobal|sf189127732|sf189127732&sfid=701w0000000uP3H#sf189127732 Note: Title of thre...

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by JannEejit
Tue May 08, 2018 12:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates announces Edinburgh
Replies: 60
Views: 10786

Re: Emirates announces Edinburgh

This represents a cargo lift boost as well, perhaps furthering the case for GLA's often rumoured A380 service on one of the two flights. It will also be interesting to see how Qatar respond at EDI, their A350 service already appears to be going back to 787-8 after this summer. Methinks there is stil...

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by JannEejit
Sun May 06, 2018 8:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AF / KLM announce 1st Quarter 2018 Results
Replies: 82
Views: 7461

Re: AF / KLM announce 1st Quarter 2018 Results

Suggestion on BBC News tonight from departed AF CEO that they are in good condition to go bust. Interesting... http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-44021431 According to that article the economy minister said so. Yes, edited since initial posting. So basically the government have had enough too. Defi...

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by JannEejit
Sun May 06, 2018 8:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AF / KLM announce 1st Quarter 2018 Results
Replies: 82
Views: 7461

Re: AF / KLM announce 1st Quarter 2018 Results

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-44021431
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Suggestion on BBC News tonight from Bruno Le Maire, that they are in danger of closing down if they don't get their house in order. Interesting...

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-44021431

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by JannEejit
Thu Apr 26, 2018 8:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 'Flying Under the Influence' charges against Air Transat Pilots dropped.
Replies: 21
Views: 3465

Re: 'Flying Under the Influence' charges against Air Transat Pilots dropped.

https://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/news/scot ... r-12431609
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I did add this info to the original thread earlier but the post was removed and the thread locked. Yes an interesting outcome, here's another report from the local newspaper...

https://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/news/scot ... r-12431609

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by JannEejit
Mon Apr 23, 2018 12:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rest of the UK thread - 2018
Replies: 135
Views: 14576

Re: Rest of the UK thread - 2018

the delayed EZY timetable launch for GLA apparently is a damp squib with 'rearranging the deckchairs'... anyone heard anything else? Schedule out this coming Thur Think they'll pull another Ryanair and move it all to EDI? haha If you want to close EDI down completely and chase other airlines away, ...

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by JannEejit
Mon Apr 23, 2018 11:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA remaining 763 routes
Replies: 41
Views: 7175

Re: BA remaining 763 routes

Is the RR engine killing resale value on these frames? Only Swift Air seems to be operating ex-BA 763s (all of which also operated for QF). I'd say so, and I don't think they can be wingletted either because of weight/structural issues pertaining to the RB-211 choice ? The issue with winglets is th...

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by JannEejit
Fri Apr 20, 2018 6:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA remaining 763 routes
Replies: 41
Views: 7175

Re: BA remaining 763 routes

aemoreira1981 wrote:
Is the RR engine killing resale value on these frames? Only Swift Air seems to be operating ex-BA 763s (all of which also operated for QF).


I'd say so, and I don't think they can be wingletted either because of weight/structural issues pertaining to the RB-211 choice ?

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by JannEejit
Fri Apr 20, 2018 2:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airliner storage & scrapping, who pays ?
Replies: 5
Views: 489

Re: Airliner storage & scrapping, who pays ?

Good supplementary questions folks, I guess I'm not the only one curious about how this all works ? ;-)

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by JannEejit
Fri Apr 20, 2018 1:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airliner storage & scrapping, who pays ?
Replies: 5
Views: 489

Airliner storage & scrapping, who pays ?

Just something I've been wondering about ? When an airline sends an aircraft to a storage/boneyard facility for long term storage I take it the airline pays for such a service. But when aircraft are sent for scrapping, does the airline still pay or does said boneyard buy the aircraft from these airl...

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by JannEejit
Fri Apr 20, 2018 11:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA remaining 763 routes
Replies: 41
Views: 7175

Re: BA remaining 763 routes

Last info I saw regarding 767 withdrawal was like this (this is few months old and may have changed) G-BNWA planned withdrawal July 18 G-BNWB planned withdrawal August 18 G-BNWX planned withdrawal September 18 G-BZHC planned withdrawal October 18 G-BNWZ planned withdrawal November 18 G-BZHA planned ...

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by JannEejit
Sat Apr 14, 2018 5:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Icelandair livery coming
Replies: 163
Views: 28713

Re: New Icelandair livery coming

Let there be no mistake: the belly is grey. https://imagr.eu/up/UmBs5_DXNU7GjWsAAFTDe.jpg https://twitter.com/airwayslive/status/969211752733921280 Can't help thinking if Lufthansa had painted their engine nacelles in 'Lufthansa yellow' and added this stylish grey underbelly, they'd have the new li...

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by JannEejit
Fri Apr 13, 2018 10:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAG considering placing a bid for Norwegian
Replies: 327
Views: 47679

Re: IAG considering placing a bid for Norwegian

If precedent is anything to go by IAG would have to offer slots to new entrants on overlapping routes such as LGW-JFK. If IAG does buy Norwegian it would transform IAG’s presence at LGW. Norwegian has about 40 departures a day at LGW and you can be confident IAG would not want easyJet to get those ...

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by JannEejit
Fri Apr 13, 2018 10:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM Retrojet no more
Replies: 6
Views: 2193

Re: KLM Retrojet no more

This is old news methinks, pretty sure there was a thread running a couple of months ago at least ? IIRC the main discussion was that the 90th anniversary livery had run it's course and that yes there would more than likely be a 100th anniversary livery on one or more aircraft.

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by JannEejit
Fri Apr 13, 2018 9:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAG considering placing a bid for Norwegian
Replies: 327
Views: 47679

Re: IAG considering placing a bid for Norwegian

If precedent is anything to go by IAG would have to offer slots to new entrants on overlapping routes such as LGW-JFK. If IAG does buy Norwegian it would transform IAG’s presence at LGW. Norwegian has about 40 departures a day at LGW and you can be confident IAG would not want easyJet to get those ...

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by JannEejit
Thu Apr 12, 2018 1:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAG considering placing a bid for Norwegian
Replies: 327
Views: 47679

Re: IAG considering placing a bid for Norwegian

Guys, based on the press release of IAG themselves, it seems to me that IAG is saying that they are not having talks with Norwegian and that they don't plan to buy a minority stake in Norwegian. This is what their press release says: "IAG confirms that no such discussions have taken place to d...

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by JannEejit
Thu Apr 12, 2018 11:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAG considering placing a bid for Norwegian
Replies: 327
Views: 47679

Re: IAG considering placing a bid for Norwegian

What was the last massively debt ridden airline in competition that IAG purchased... BMI ? Look what happened to them, debranded, fleet absorbed into BA, part of the business (BMI-R) sold on. This is interesting news, but I can't help but see a similar fate for Norwegian. The Russians have a saying ...

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by JannEejit
Wed Apr 11, 2018 11:36 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What if 9/11 hijackers got on airbus planes?
Replies: 39
Views: 4129

Re: What if 9/11 hijackers got on airbus planes?

I don't think it would have made a difference. These guys were going to do what they did one way or another. Aircraft type wouldn't have prevented it. I'm just taking a wild guess here, but perhaps the OP is asking if the hijackers suddenly found themselves in a cockpit with sidesticks instead of g...

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by JannEejit
Mon Apr 09, 2018 12:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: UA to introduce new and/or revised livery in the coming years
Replies: 186
Views: 30778

Re: Rumor: UA to introduce new and/or revised livery in the coming years

Like taking spoiled meat and reheating it in the microwave. There you have the CO turd ball. The herpes of liveries. Yeah we get it, you're a United fan, you hate the fact the airline has a 'merger' livery and not a bespoke 'United' one. An all original livery will come eventually I'm sure, in the ...

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by JannEejit
Wed Apr 04, 2018 10:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Report: New BER airport unlikely to open before 2021
Replies: 214
Views: 34921

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

Not sure if this question has been asked amongst this long running debate, but at what stage exactly was it decided the new BER was going to be too small and unfit for purpose,surely someone must have realised well before a single ounce of concrete was poured ?

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by JannEejit
Mon Apr 02, 2018 11:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: Etihad cancels EDI
Replies: 68
Views: 12619

Re: Unconfirmed: Etihad cancels EDI

Why not? Anywhere else would do the same. You haven't had the misfortune of being stuck on the M8 motorway between Glasgow and Edinburgh have you ? :shock: ;) :D If you have you'll understand why I'm keen for some of Scotland's major air routes to remain at Glasgow instead of being aggressively hoo...

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by JannEejit
Mon Apr 02, 2018 9:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: Etihad cancels EDI
Replies: 68
Views: 12619

Re: Unconfirmed: Etihad cancels EDI

Could EK serve EDI? Maybe even with one of the Glasgow flights when the upgrade work is done. Well given EDI's attempt in recent years to host ALL of Scotland's major air routes, you'd have to think Gordon Dewar will be off to Dubai soon to place an offer on the table... Why not? Anywhere else woul...

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by JannEejit
Mon Apr 02, 2018 8:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: Etihad cancels EDI
Replies: 68
Views: 12619

Re: Unconfirmed: Etihad cancels EDI

bergkampsticket wrote:
Could EK serve EDI? Maybe even with one of the Glasgow flights when the upgrade work is done.


Well given EDI's attempt in recent years to host ALL of Scotland's major air routes, you'd have to think Gordon Dewar will be off to Dubai soon to place an offer on the table...

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by JannEejit
Mon Apr 02, 2018 3:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: Etihad cancels EDI
Replies: 68
Views: 12619

Re: Unconfirmed: Etihad cancels EDI

Interesting if it turns out to be true, back when Etihad and Qatar began rival services from EDI alongside the established Emirates service from GLA, it was widely predicted that one would not last. Again if true, then the prediction was for Etihad to quit first.

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by JannEejit
Sun Apr 01, 2018 8:33 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What airline had the first Website?
Replies: 64
Views: 10767

Re: What airline had the first Website?

I was going to suggest one of the loco's with their giant billboard URL's painted on their fleet. EasyJet sprang to mind until I remembered they only had a huge phone number down the sides of their 737's in the early mid 90's era. Which begs the question, who had the first URL plastered across their...

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by JannEejit
Sat Mar 31, 2018 11:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Apparent search of an Aeroflot airliner at LHR
Replies: 16
Views: 4440

Re: Apparent search of an Aeroflot airliner at LHR

Yep, and how long til the tit for tat game starts searching British planes in Russia followed by gradual withdrawal of services ?

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by JannEejit
Sat Mar 31, 2018 11:37 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Emirates April's Fool
Replies: 17
Views: 1883

Re: Emirates April's Fool

Wasn't this a Virgin Atlantic 'prank' a few years ago ?

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by JannEejit
Sat Mar 31, 2018 11:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Apparent search of an Aeroflot airliner at LHR
Replies: 16
Views: 4440

Re: Apparent search of an Aeroflot airliner at LHR

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-43606085
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Well it's now one of the top stories on BBC News tonight, so it either happened or it's a game of April Fools...

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-43606085

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by JannEejit
Sat Mar 31, 2018 12:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cathay Pacific ends skirts-only rule for female staff
Replies: 62
Views: 5332

Re: Cathay Pacific ends skirts-only rule for female staff

I can almost hear it now..."I want my G&T with a slice of sex-appeal served by a nice looking dolly-bird.." Grow up. Mark I think the only place you're 'almost hearing' that is in your own head Mark. Perhaps deal yourself a dose of your own advice here...? ;-) Only if you completely f...

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by JannEejit
Sat Mar 31, 2018 10:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cathay Pacific ends skirts-only rule for female staff
Replies: 62
Views: 5332

Re: Cathay Pacific ends skirts-only rule for female staff

bananaboy wrote:
I can almost hear it now..."I want my G&T with a slice of sex-appeal served by a nice looking dolly-bird.."

Grow up.
Mark


I think the only place you're 'almost hearing' that is in your own head Mark. Perhaps deal yourself a dose of your own advice here...? ;-)

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by JannEejit
Sat Mar 31, 2018 9:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cathay Pacific ends skirts-only rule for female staff
Replies: 62
Views: 5332

Re: Cathay Pacific ends skirts-only rule for female staff

I prefer the more feminine look of the classic skirt and fitted jacket. No not in some boorish, male chauvinistic, sexist way, so please don't respond in that way. I find it to be a more elegant and timeless look than trousers. Yes, I completely agree. That’s nice you prefer that - but I assume you...

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