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by par13del
Mon Jan 14, 2019 2:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lion Air 737MAX8 Crashed Jakarta to Pangkal Pinang
Replies: 2685
Views: 495649

Re: Lion Air 737MAX8 Crashed Jakarta to Pangkal Pinang

In a strange way, yes, because they are being trained to do exactly what the book says.

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by par13del
Thu Jan 10, 2019 4:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lion Air 737MAX8 Crashed Jakarta to Pangkal Pinang
Replies: 2685
Views: 495649

Re: Lion Air 737MAX8 Crashed Jakarta to Pangkal Pinang

Long ago in this thread is a schematic of the MCAS that shows that it is only operative with flaps UP. Lowering the flaps turns it off. My hope is that the CVR would reveal the thinking behind continuing to stop what was working for what was not, was it a case of following the book inspite of the v...

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by par13del
Tue Jan 08, 2019 3:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lion Air 737MAX8 Crashed Jakarta to Pangkal Pinang
Replies: 2685
Views: 495649

Re: Lion Air 737MAX8 Crashed Jakarta to Pangkal Pinang

My main interest in the CVR is to understand why when they dropped flaps they were able to control the a/c but when they raised them the a/c became uncontrollable, and this happened multiple times according to the FDR.

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by par13del
Mon Jan 07, 2019 4:40 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Can aircraft carriers survive anymore ?
Replies: 39
Views: 3176

Re: Can aircraft carriers survive anymore ?

My take is that the key issue is how close the defensive missiles are to a 1 to 1 kill ratio. The Ticonderoga Cruisers are not being replaced, so the defensive missile count is lower with the Burks, what is on the carriers will be good for how many salvos? ASM missiles launched at carriers will be i...

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by par13del
Fri Jan 04, 2019 10:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bloomberg: Airbus falls short of 800 delivery target in 2018
Replies: 19
Views: 3305

Re: Bloomberg: Airbus falls short of 800 delivery target in 2018

Fifth quarter is not over yet, I am sure 10 a/c can and will be delivered before the end of the quarter.

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by par13del
Sat Dec 29, 2018 11:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Another PW engine fails in A320 Neo aircraft
Replies: 77
Views: 17291

Re: Another PW engine fails in A320 Neo aircraft

Let’s look at this from another perspective. It is just the airbus planes from what is published which have the problem.......mmmmmmmmmm So the fact that the Pratt GTF is only deployed on Airbus a/c in large numbers means nothing...or we can ask it this way, why are there no problems with the GTF o...

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by par13del
Mon Dec 17, 2018 1:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: When will WN begin codesharing with international airlines?
Replies: 87
Views: 7363

Re: When will WN begin codesharing with international airlines?

Well if they did that they would regain their pricing advantage, after all, A.Net has already stated that their cost structure is not sustainable, so they need to follow the legacies, it did work for DL, right?

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by par13del
Mon Dec 10, 2018 9:38 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 4: Until the last Tory Standing
Replies: 2069
Views: 79645

Re: Brexit part 4: Until the last Tory Standing

The issue is that those who fought the good fight for the EU have won one battle now they have to see if they can preserve their political lives. Now that Brexit is done, they have to find a way to give a second referendum - as all other votes against the EU has been given - which will now give the ...

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by par13del
Mon Dec 10, 2018 12:31 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 4: Until the last Tory Standing
Replies: 2069
Views: 79645

Re: Brexit part 4: Until the last Tory Standing

The problem is, Labour is more interested in a General Election than doing what's best for the country. ...which is what exactly? Everything in the UK in recent history has been done via governments elected via a general election, that's how the UK got into the EU and after the vote is done away wi...

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by par13del
Mon Dec 10, 2018 12:23 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What's going on in France??
Replies: 46
Views: 2448

Re: What's going on in France??

So if the president wanted to encourage people to use gas versus diesel why not just lower the taxes on gas, why not make something actually cheaper versus raising the price of other items to give an appearance...

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by par13del
Sat Dec 08, 2018 6:52 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Airbus, Lockheed join forces to pursue U.S. military refueling orders
Replies: 46
Views: 4471

Re: Airbus, Lockheed join forces to pursue U.S. military refueling orders

So when you outsource a capability that basically only the US Airforce uses, is that really outsourcing to someone who is already doing the job for commercial reasons or are you just setting up someone to do the jobs for you? Is it really cheaper to hire civilian labour versus using folks that are a...

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by par13del
Wed Dec 05, 2018 1:43 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 4: Until the last Tory Standing
Replies: 2069
Views: 79645

Re: Brexit part 4: Until the last Tory Standing

As far as I can tell, one advisor to the ECJ or even a member expressed an opinion that Article 50 can be withdrawn, here is my take on that. 1. The remainers who want to have cake and eat will jump on it 2. The Brexiters will say any revocation will be a betrayal of the peoples vote 3. When the rea...

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by par13del
Fri Nov 30, 2018 5:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lion Air 737MAX8 Crashed Jakarta to Pangkal Pinang
Replies: 2685
Views: 495649

Re: Lion Air 737MAX8 Crashed Jakarta to Pangkal Pinang

I am hoping the CVR is found so that we can understand why when they identified that flying with flaps down minimized the trim issues, they continued to raise them.
The FDR unfortunately, does not tell the full story.

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by par13del
Wed Nov 28, 2018 2:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FT: Brexit Britain close to agreeing open skies deal with US
Replies: 19
Views: 4215

Re: FT: Brexit Britain close to agreeing open skies deal with US

That's Brexit for you, taking back control by having inferior rights to what they enjoy now and having restrictions placed on them in agreements that they do not want, because they need those agreements desperately. Is it any wonder no other country has even moved a little to join this crusade? Wel...

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by par13del
Wed Nov 28, 2018 2:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest grounds 34 planes for maintenance inspection.
Replies: 68
Views: 13750

Re: Southwest grounds 34 planes for maintenance inspection.

So of WN's fleet of over 700+ a/c, how many were down for maintenance or other such on Thanskgiving eve? It is not as if these were the only WN a/c not able to fly on that day, on any given day based on their fleet size they have a/c down, they may even have been able to defer some downtime to accom...

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by par13del
Wed Nov 28, 2018 2:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska considering joining OW
Replies: 86
Views: 12805

Re: Alaska considering joining OW

So while AS for example might get an average fare of $100 between SFO and GEG (as an example, I know they don't fly that), if they agree to feed say JL's HND-SFO flight with feed to GEG (that AA couldn't otherwise cover), they'll command a premium and charge JL say $200 on the backend for carrying ...

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by par13del
Sun Nov 25, 2018 9:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lion Air 737MAX8 Crashed Jakarta to Pangkal Pinang
Replies: 2685
Views: 495649

Re: Lion Air 737MAX8 Crashed Jakarta to Pangkal Pinang

A lot of post to re-read, but did the pilots from the previous flight write up all the problems they encountered in sync with the data from the flight recorder?
We have talk of maintenance following procedures, did they have all the problems listed?

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by par13del
Sun Nov 25, 2018 1:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France to halve its A380 fleet
Replies: 253
Views: 46738

Re: Air France to halve its A380 fleet

Only time can tell but I think that we need to look to what the Chinese airlines will do. Airbus can ramp up the A380 production rate fairly quickly. Before you know it CZ can order 30 of those and splash enough volume on Transsiberian and TPAC that some airlines are going to have to start looking ...

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by par13del
Sat Nov 24, 2018 4:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Internal AA survey results: Management untrusted.
Replies: 50
Views: 7536

Re: Internal AA survey results: Management untrusted.

Makes no sense, AA employees pushed for the current management when in Chpt.11, they got what they wanted, this is fake news.

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by par13del
Sat Nov 24, 2018 4:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France to halve its A380 fleet
Replies: 253
Views: 46738

Re: Air France to halve its A380 fleet

So if LHR is so congested and the A380 is the perfect a/c why does BA not have more, why does BA allow other carriers to operate A380's into LHR with little to no response?
AF main airport is not slot restricted so their situation is understood...

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by par13del
Sun Nov 18, 2018 7:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing’s automatic trim for the 737 MAX was not disclosed to the Pilots
Replies: 294
Views: 42696

Re: Boeing’s automatic trim for the 737 MAX was not disclosed to the Pilots

So if the UA knew about MCAS how would they have changed their recovery procedures? Or is the issue that the pilots would have responded differently from stated procedure if they had known? At this stage of the debate no one seems to be discussing whether MCAS introduces any new steps / measures for...

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by par13del
Sat Nov 17, 2018 2:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta orders 10 A330-900 neo's, defers 10 A350-900's
Replies: 384
Views: 61726

Re: Delta orders 10 A330-900 neo's, defers 10 A350-900's

I think the DL 777 fleet is less than 20 a/c, the 767's - all variants is more important from either OEM point of view, as of now, the replacement seems to have been chosen.

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by par13del
Sun Nov 04, 2018 8:43 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 4: Until the last Tory Standing
Replies: 2069
Views: 79645

Re: Brexit part 4: Until the last Tory Standing

Where is the first option coming from, so far the "have cake eat cake second brigade' want a vote on whatever deal or no deal is made, so far they have not said how that affects the Mar-2019 deadline, but it should now be clear that the cake brigade is UK based, both Leave and Remain.

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by par13del
Sun Nov 04, 2018 12:00 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Did C-17 production end too soon after all ?
Replies: 87
Views: 7820

Re: Did C-17 production end too soon after all ?

So to be clear, the US Air Force wanted and wants additional airlift capacity, they just did not want the additional C-17's that the congress forced them to take, one wonders why they did not just park them when they arrived and blamed lack of human resources, other than the A-10, that strategy work...

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by par13del
Sun Nov 04, 2018 11:43 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 4: Until the last Tory Standing
Replies: 2069
Views: 79645

Re: Brexit part 4: Until the last Tory Standing

So we buy into the rhetoric that TM was interested in leaving the EU? Every single red line that she wrote she has walked back on, but one is to believe that she really meant them?

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by par13del
Sat Oct 27, 2018 8:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing Q3 2018
Replies: 63
Views: 5228

Re: Boeing Q3 2018

If as the poster mentioned, Boeing launches a new program, Airbus will not take 3 to 4 years to respond because their cash flow is lower.
Its a hypothetical.

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by par13del
Sat Oct 27, 2018 12:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing Q3 2018
Replies: 63
Views: 5228

Re: Boeing Q3 2018

In theory AB could counter BA but in reality AB has not had the cash flow to counter BA for 3-4 years. In terms of new program launch, Airbus has Launch Aid in the bag, like it or not, that is the great equalizer to the economic position, the underlying financial reality does not determine the abil...

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by par13del
Sat Oct 20, 2018 9:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Folding 777 Wingtips
Replies: 125
Views: 24576

Re: Folding 777 Wingtips

Revelation wrote:
I'm a biplane only guy. Two wings are better than one.

Since I work with computers a lot...I refuse to board any plane with them, even Windows 10 has the BSOD, who wants that at 30 thousand feet?

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by par13del
Thu Oct 18, 2018 1:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 797 Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 3491
Views: 421428

Re: Boeing 797 Discussion Thread - 2018

Revelation wrote:
Therefore the most likely outcome is a CFM LEAP at launch time, less likely is 2nd choice of UltraFan either initially or after some period of LEAP exclusivity.

Unless RR is onboard with that it leaves a large opening for Airbus to redesign with the Ultrafan as its engine..

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by par13del
Tue Oct 16, 2018 12:41 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit Phase 3: an enthusiastic jump from the cliff-edge
Replies: 2200
Views: 60716

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

If tiny nations like Antigua, Grenada, Trinidad, etc can survive, maybe the UK can as well?. They dont trade on WTO rules only, as in they have trade agreements, and they have a certified WTO schedule. The UK has neither. They don't have deeply integrated just-in time industries to feed either. Bes...

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by par13del
Mon Oct 15, 2018 5:16 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit Phase 3: an enthusiastic jump from the cliff-edge
Replies: 2200
Views: 60716

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

Something that worries me is that an astonishing number of people are not scared of a hard Brexit - worse some even want it. They seem to live in a bubble where the geopolitical situation is still the same as 100-150 yrs ago ... That bubble will likely not burst on march 29 but probably not too lon...

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by par13del
Sat Oct 13, 2018 3:11 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit Phase 3: an enthusiastic jump from the cliff-edge
Replies: 2200
Views: 60716

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

On a more serious note, if the UK is no longer a member of the SM or CM, a lot of deliveries presently going in to UK ports will cease, they will go to another EU member, so the amount of goods flowing into the UK needing trans-shipment to the EU will decline drastically, until the UK buying culture...

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by par13del
Sat Oct 13, 2018 3:08 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit Phase 3: an enthusiastic jump from the cliff-edge
Replies: 2200
Views: 60716

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

So at least someone is being proactive versus waiting until Mar-2019,,,and people claim the UK folks are clueless on Brexit.

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by par13del
Sat Oct 13, 2018 3:06 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Repercussions for Saudi if the murder is confirmed?
Replies: 174
Views: 10563

Re: Repercussions for Saudi if the murder is confirmed?

Well since the Europeans are going their own way with Iran they will be leading the charge against the Saudis, so I think we can all rest easy on this one by not looking to the USA for leadership, the Europeans have this one. Why do we always look to the USA and are critical when they look after the...

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by par13del
Wed Oct 10, 2018 6:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Sir Tim Clark: Emirates next batches of A380s will be powered by RR
Replies: 595
Views: 91712

Re: Bloomberg: A380-Saving Emirates Deal Is Stalled Due to Engine Impasse

RR has already said there won't be any more performance improvements to the T900. So I just dont see any face-saving guarantees. Especially since the last updates fell short. Theres really no incentive right now for RR or EA to make any further investments to the current A380 powerplants. So the pr...

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by par13del
Thu Oct 04, 2018 10:50 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit Phase 3: an enthusiastic jump from the cliff-edge
Replies: 2200
Views: 60716

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

The graph begs the question why people from the east passed through countless EU countries with far higher pay to come to the UK for work... The answer is of course this was because successive UK governments systematically refused to limit EU immigration numbers although such was perfectly allowed,...

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by par13del
Mon Oct 01, 2018 5:28 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit Phase 3: an enthusiastic jump from the cliff-edge
Replies: 2200
Views: 60716

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

Its Nigel, if no one listened to him during the initial referendum and he is branded among those who lied to the people, is there anyone who is going to take anything he is involved in as serious, may as well have the Russians conduct the poll, their credibility is on the same track.

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by par13del
Thu Sep 27, 2018 8:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rolls identifies 787 Trent engine fix; cites air pollution cause
Replies: 50
Views: 11405

Re: Rolls identifies 787 Trent engine fix; cites air pollution cause

Revelation wrote:
That would be unrealistic. RR didn't anticipate the problem so surely Boeing could not be expected to.

So just an unfortunate incident that was not or could not be caught by testing, modeling, etc. Thankfully, so far all we have had are grounded a/c.

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by par13del
Thu Sep 27, 2018 5:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rolls identifies 787 Trent engine fix; cites air pollution cause
Replies: 50
Views: 11405

Re: Rolls identifies 787 Trent engine fix; cites air pollution cause

So was Boeing aware that a caveat was required when selling 787's to customers in these high pollution regions, are they also responsible to share the burden?

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by par13del
Thu Sep 27, 2018 2:51 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit Phase 3: an enthusiastic jump from the cliff-edge
Replies: 2200
Views: 60716

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

What is interesting is that the leader of the Opposition is negotiating with the EU first, then will present his plan to government for approval, on the grounds of principle alone I can see enough members having to be "whipped" to support the deal regardless of what it says.

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by par13del
Wed Sep 26, 2018 4:54 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit Phase 3: an enthusiastic jump from the cliff-edge
Replies: 2200
Views: 60716

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

What was the margin of victory in the last general election, has there ever been a re-run of a GE in the UK because the victory margin was small?

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by par13del
Wed Sep 26, 2018 12:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A330-900 is certified by EASA
Replies: 42
Views: 9071

Re: A330-900 is certified by EASA

-25% fuel burn in comparison to ??????

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by par13del
Tue Sep 25, 2018 4:38 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: The new British aircraft carriers - interesting long read
Replies: 60
Views: 6864

Re: The new British aircraft carriers - interesting long read

On my thought I was only thinking of the smaller support ships, they have spent an awful lot on the carriers themselves that they are struggling to get the other necessary ships that the entire fleet requires. I decided against system initially because of the national interest to maintain secrecy, o...

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by par13del
Tue Sep 25, 2018 2:26 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: The new British aircraft carriers - interesting long read
Replies: 60
Views: 6864

Re: The new British aircraft carriers - interesting long read

How far fetched would it be for a number of countries to come up with a single hull / engine design that would be built in each host nation along with their own weapons suite? A big issue right now is how much money each business involved in building these ships will make, so let's say a group of co...

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by par13del
Tue Sep 25, 2018 11:24 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit Phase 3: an enthusiastic jump from the cliff-edge
Replies: 2200
Views: 60716

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

“If the government is confident in negotiating a deal that working people, our economy and communities will benefit from, they should not be afraid to put that deal to the public.” So is that a call for a new referendum on leaving the EU or a referendum on the results of the negotiation between the...

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by par13del
Sun Sep 23, 2018 10:18 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit Phase 3: an enthusiastic jump from the cliff-edge
Replies: 2200
Views: 60716

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

Exactly like the previous referendum should have been run. A yes/no question is not enough on a matter like leaving the EU with several possible shades of grey. What Duchy and others are talking about is a referendum on the results of the negotiations, not a redo of 2016, Note that there are also p...

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by par13del
Sun Sep 23, 2018 7:49 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit Phase 3: an enthusiastic jump from the cliff-edge
Replies: 2200
Views: 60716

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

So the referendum should not be a rerun of the 2016 referendum, I agree on that, but on the results of the negotiations. What would be the objective of such a referendum? If they accept the results of the negotiations what does that mean to the parliament, since they are mostly in favour of remain ...

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by par13del
Sat Sep 22, 2018 12:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest vs. Wall Street
Replies: 49
Views: 5380

Re: Southwest vs. Wall Street

I agree, I cant stand flying on WN, its just cramped and boarding is a mess. Cramped in the boarding area or the a/c? All 737's no RJ's and no 29 or 30" seat pitch, I stand to be corrected but I think their lowest is 31" As for the boarding process, it is different and unique, so in some ...

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by par13del
Fri Sep 21, 2018 8:25 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit Phase 3: an enthusiastic jump from the cliff-edge
Replies: 2200
Views: 60716

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

...with all this I still don't get why there is any desire to keep the UK in the EU. Half the voting public according to some bought into lies, the political elite who supposedly have supported the EU and are experts on the EU don't appear to have a clue as to the principles of the EU, why would any...

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by par13del
Fri Sep 21, 2018 8:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest vs. Wall Street
Replies: 49
Views: 5380

Re: Southwest vs. Wall Street

Is it that WN fares are no longer the lowest or the US3 went into Chpt.11 to reduce their cost of business so that they could lower their fares to match WN?
If WN were to follow suit the status quo would be restored, unfortunately the US3 ensured that the Chpt.11 laws were changed, so.....

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