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by kaitak
Fri Sep 22, 2017 4:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France starts Seattle and Taipei in 2018
Replies: 46
Views: 12234

Re: Air France starts Seattle and Taipei in 2018

Taipei isn't new either. Indeed. Also years ago Air France, BA, Lufthansa (Condor) and Swiss all started Taipei services. They all used modified names so as not to annoy the Beijing govt. But after a couple of years they all axed their Taipei flights presumably because of lack of profits. KLM is th...

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by kaitak
Tue Sep 19, 2017 5:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL to go all A330's on NYC-LHR From April 2018
Replies: 59
Views: 13793

Re: DL to go all A330's on NYC-LHR From April 2018

When are the first A330 Neos coming? Weren't they ordered at the same time as the A350s?

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by kaitak
Mon Sep 18, 2017 4:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First Air Canada Airbus A330 painted in the new livery
Replies: 107
Views: 15958

Re: First Air Canada Airbus A330 painted in the new livery

Any idea when the first 777 will appear in the new c/s?

Will they do the 767 at all, given that it is probably not going to be in the fleet for too long more? (More likely to be repainted in Rouge c/s than new AC?)

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by kaitak
Sat Sep 16, 2017 9:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 9/17 - Hong Kong hootenanny!
Replies: 180
Views: 19828

Re: Irish 9/17 - Hong Kong hootenanny!

And I think passengers would also like to be told of their rights in this situation - something that FR does not seem to have done. Cue EU Commission Investigation and fines?

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by kaitak
Sat Sep 16, 2017 7:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation September 2017
Replies: 162
Views: 11018

Re: Turkish Aviation September 2017

For an airline of that size, maintaining load factor of 78% is pretty impressive. And a 6% increase in pax numbers is pretty good too I don't put much trust in the 748i rumours, but it will certainly be interesting to see which of the 787/350 TK goes for. That said, I suspect politics will dictate t...

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by kaitak
Wed Sep 13, 2017 5:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CX firms up A321neo order, rejigs A350 order book
Replies: 26
Views: 7487

Re: CX firms up A321neo order, rejigs A350 order book

So actually more -900 order may mean CX is looking at more secondary destination opportunities. This is what I was thinking; the 359 has longer legs than the 359; there's no reduction in the numbers being ordered, just a greater emphasis on the longer range model. As to the A350-1000, does that mea...

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by kaitak
Wed Sep 13, 2017 5:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 9/17 - Hong Kong hootenanny!
Replies: 180
Views: 19828

Re: Irish 9/17 - Hong Kong hootenanny!

Air Canada have announced DUB=YUL (4 weekly) and increase YVR from 3 to 5 weekly and new 4 weekly SNN-YYZ wtih new B737 MAX. https://aircanada.mediaroom.com/2017-09-13-Air-Canada-Deepens-Embrace-of-the-Emerald-Isle-with-Expanded-Non-Stop-Services-to-Ireland-from-Toronto-and-Montreal It's terrific n...

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by kaitak
Sun Sep 10, 2017 3:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 9/17 - Hong Kong hootenanny!
Replies: 180
Views: 19828

Re: Irish 9/17 - Hong Kong hootenanny!

The same poster who referred to to SNN-Canada service has now said DIUB will also get an announcement and it will be AC or AC Rouge. Has to be YUL if they are correct from DUB. They've been expanding a bit at YUL; they recently announced a Tokyo flight and just to fly a little maple leaf kite, they...

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by kaitak
Fri Sep 08, 2017 4:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 9/17 - Hong Kong hootenanny!
Replies: 180
Views: 19828

Re: Irish 9/17 - Hong Kong hootenanny!

T3 plans are still kicking around. How good or bad is having an independent terminal at the airport or should it be another DAA controlled or at least owned one? Aviation entrepreneurs Ulick and Des McEvaddy are aiming to exit Nama by the end of the year after securing money from a small US bank th...

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by kaitak
Wed Sep 06, 2017 4:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air India Express veered off taxi way – wheels ended up inside a drain
Replies: 6
Views: 1563

Re: Air India Express veered off taxi way – wheels ended up inside a drain

Oh to be a fly on the wall when the crew has to explain this to their flight ops chief.

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by kaitak
Sat Sep 02, 2017 11:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAG A350 Orders/Options
Replies: 101
Views: 13225

Re: IAG A350 Orders/Options

Worth noting that Aer Lingus actually dismissed the A330neo as unsuitable for them. Shortly before the IAG takeover management at Aer Lingus pitted their current A350 order against the newly launched A330neo but came to the conclusion that it offered little advantage over the A350. In a financial p...

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by kaitak
Fri Sep 01, 2017 1:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish Aviation 8/17 - Lunasa san aer
Replies: 188
Views: 20392

Re: Irish Aviation 8/17 - Lunasa san aer

viewtopic.php?f=3&t=1372655
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Here's a link to our new thread:

viewtopic.php?f=3&t=1372655

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by kaitak
Fri Sep 01, 2017 1:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 9/17 - Hong Kong hootenanny!
Replies: 180
Views: 19828

Irish 9/17 - Hong Kong hootenanny!

Good morning folks and welcome to our September thread! Here's a link to the last thread - http://www.airliners.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=1369971&start=150. Of course, there's one item of fantastic news which pretty much instantly put everything else in the shade. The Cathay route, as an...

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by kaitak
Thu Aug 31, 2017 6:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish Aviation 8/17 - Lunasa san aer
Replies: 188
Views: 20392

Re: Irish Aviation 8/17 - Lunasa san aer

Just wanted to add a few words on the HKG flight. I am delighted! I'm actually quite surprised, but that only makes the news all the more special and welcome. And a 350 too ... and unlike ET, decent schedules from a photography viewpoint! The sight of a 350 taking off from 10 at a high weight will b...

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by kaitak
Wed Aug 30, 2017 5:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish Aviation 8/17 - Lunasa san aer
Replies: 188
Views: 20392

Re: Irish Aviation 8/17 - Lunasa san aer

As I said on that thread, none of the beers in the video are black, so I don't think Dublin is one of the 3 cities. Also on another website, Cathay crew are saying it's BRU, CPH and DFW that they're launching. Hope I'm wrong though. It surprises me that CX is looking at expansion at all, given thei...

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by kaitak
Fri Aug 18, 2017 9:32 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Bannon, Out
Replies: 38
Views: 1102

Re: Bannon, Out

I think Stephen Miller may be next. Next as chief strategist or next out the door? (It may not necessarily be one or the other!) It's just a nightmare now and I am just wondering what part Pence is playing in this ... other than waiting? It seems to me that Pence knew all along - right from the mom...

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by kaitak
Fri Aug 18, 2017 5:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates 777-300 and -200LR fleet
Replies: 81
Views: 10509

Re: Emirates 777-300 and -200LR fleet

airbazar wrote:
KarelXWB wrote:
I suppose EK cannot replace the 777-200LR until the 777-8 arrives on property.

Or A359's.


The 778s will ultimately replace the 77Ls; the A359 is going up against the 789/10 - a completely different competition.

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by kaitak
Wed Aug 16, 2017 7:03 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: White supremacists march at UVA
Replies: 582
Views: 14138

Re: White supremacists march at UVA

It's just hard to believe ... If someone wrote a book two or three years ago about an American President who did even a fraction of what Trump has done (and said), it would be laughed out of a publisher's office. It's just frightening that we are in such uncharted territory. And then, after the pres...

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by kaitak
Mon Aug 14, 2017 4:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish Aviation 8/17 - Lunasa san aer
Replies: 188
Views: 20392

Re: Irish Aviation 8/17 - Lunasa san aer

Heads up for an apparently imminent announcement from Hainan for a new Chinese service, presumably to PEK. It will most likely be a 787 service, combined with EDI.

Fingers crossed it will finally come to pass!

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by kaitak
Tue Aug 08, 2017 5:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA on track to take A350-1000 next year?
Replies: 40
Views: 12784

Re: BA on track to take A350-1000 next year?

A350s are due summer 2018 to BA. According to the attached production list, BA's first is No.342 and since they're only just at the 100 mark, I think 2018 is not possible. Iberia should receive its first (219) and possibly, VS (284). https://sites.google.com/site/a350xwbproduction/production-list T...

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by kaitak
Mon Aug 07, 2017 4:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UBS predicts pilotless cargo flights by 2025
Replies: 135
Views: 7169

Re: UBS predicts pilotless cargo flights by 2025

If it were UPS rather than UBS making that prediction, it would carry a lot more weight!

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by kaitak
Thu Aug 03, 2017 6:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Documentaries about aviation!
Replies: 14
Views: 1693

Re: Documentaries about aviation!

I think it's great that there are so many about now Going back through the years, here are a few that might interest you; - Diamonds in the Sky by Julian Pettifer (1970s -on Youtube) - Inside British Airways - 1990. - Airport (BBC) c. 1998 - several series (narrated by John Nettles) - There have bee...

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by kaitak
Mon Jul 31, 2017 4:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish Aviation 7/17 Thread
Replies: 182
Views: 19641

Re: Irish Aviation 7/17 Thread

viewtopic.php?f=3&t=1369971
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Here is the link to the new thread - just opened.

viewtopic.php?f=3&t=1369971

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by kaitak
Mon Jul 31, 2017 4:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish Aviation 8/17 - Lunasa san aer
Replies: 188
Views: 20392

Irish Aviation 8/17 - Lunasa san aer

Hello everyone and welcome to our 8th thread of 2017! Here is the link to the last thread if anyone wants to refer back: http://www.airliners.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=1367193&start=100 Hope you are all enjoying your summers, with some aeronautical activities thrown in! Here are some hig...

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by kaitak
Wed Jul 26, 2017 4:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 30 Year Old 777 Captain Says She's The Youngest
Replies: 42
Views: 15810

Re: 30 Year Old 777 Captain Says She's The Youngest

Good for her! I can't imagine there being any younger. I'd say the average age of 777 captains in US majors is in the 50-55 bracket. She has a long time left in her career, so good luck to her!

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by kaitak
Mon Jul 24, 2017 4:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish Aviation 7/17 Thread
Replies: 182
Views: 19641

Re: Irish Aviation 7/17 Thread

Recently, there was some discussion of new EI routes, including Pittsburgh, with an indication that an announcement might be imminent? Anyone have more on this?

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by kaitak
Thu Jul 20, 2017 7:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What are some TATL routes Norwegian could tackle next?
Replies: 106
Views: 9945

Re: What are some TATL routes Norwegian could tackle next?

They've just started 737Max routes from DUB and I think there is room for growth in the Irish market. DUB-FLL/OAK/DEN/SEA are worth looking at, but I think Commavia has pointed out the one route they should be looking at!

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by kaitak
Sat Jul 15, 2017 5:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Japan Airlines outlines A350 strategy
Replies: 66
Views: 16305

Re: Japan Airlines outlines A350 strategy

Are all of JAL's A350s -900 models; presumably they will have -1000s (and hopefully a slightly more imaginative livery at some stage too!)

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by kaitak
Fri Jul 14, 2017 4:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish Aviation 7/17 Thread
Replies: 182
Views: 19641

Re: Irish Aviation 7/17 Thread

It might seem a bit rude to fly an Airbus to Boeing's home, but I do think that a west coast route should be flown by a widebody; there would surely be a good freight market to SEA and back and on top of that, more J class revenue from 24 J seats. How would Washingtonians take to a narrowbody, when ...

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by kaitak
Thu Jul 13, 2017 7:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish Aviation 7/17 Thread
Replies: 182
Views: 19641

Re: Irish Aviation 7/17 Thread

Heads up for a newt EI route announcement...Pittsburgh (which was predicted on this form a few moons ago!). Not sure when it'll happen, but the announcement is expected shortly. Good news for PIT as well as EI; it has pretty limited t/a service, with a fairly spotty history, of stopping and starting...

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by kaitak
Thu Jul 13, 2017 5:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish Aviation 7/17 Thread
Replies: 182
Views: 19641

Re: Irish Aviation 7/17 Thread

According to Jethros Fleet Listings, Aer Lingus's next A330, LN 1817, will be registered EI-GCF.

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by kaitak
Thu Jul 06, 2017 5:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish Aviation 7/17 Thread
Replies: 182
Views: 19641

Re: Irish Aviation 7/17 Thread

I think some of their flights are early morning departures from DOH and others, around 7-8am; they seem to do this with a lot of new routes (I see they are about to launch Prague and they've done much the same thing). Presumably they'll make both of these times daily. Love the 787 (from a photograph...

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by kaitak
Thu Jul 06, 2017 6:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish Aviation 7/17 Thread
Replies: 182
Views: 19641

Re: Irish Aviation 7/17 Thread

Norwegian is looking at the possibility of a DUB-PEK service, but unfortunately only once the new runway is open. https://www.ch-aviation.com/portal/news/57523-norwegian-eyes-asia-routes-pending-russian-approval They're opening a lot of interesting routes out of LGW (most recently ORD and AUS), so h...

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by kaitak
Sun Jun 25, 2017 11:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 6/17: Sciathain an tSamhradh
Replies: 119
Views: 17163

Re: Irish 6/17: Sciathain an tSamhradh

Yeah I posted it above I have friends booked on it in J so they are very happy :) Sadly it wont become a regular A330 route. Lets hope it does though :) . What do you think about the route being operated by A321s then? What do you think the chances are of that happening? Sorry if this is slightly o...

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by kaitak
Sat Jun 24, 2017 5:13 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What's going on with Qatar?
Replies: 72
Views: 4452

Re: What's going on with Qatar?

So, what is the next step, assuming Qatar is not going to change course (and really, I can't see any sovereign state acceding to demands such as this)? Qatar, by not taking any of the steps "required" by the other states is effectively daring the states lined up against it to take action, ...

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by kaitak
Sat Jun 17, 2017 11:06 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: It's official: Ireland will have first openly gay PM
Replies: 66
Views: 1888

Re: It's official: Ireland will have first openly gay PM

As an Irish person, the election of Leo Varadkar is great news because it's an illustration of just how far we've come. I'm in my late 40s and I spent most of my youth in a country which was very much in thrall to the Church; we had referanda on abortion (still illegal) and divorce (defeated mid-80s...

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by kaitak
Wed Jun 14, 2017 4:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 6/17: Sciathain an tSamhradh
Replies: 119
Views: 17163

Re: Irish 6/17: Sciathain an tSamhradh

FR is said to be close to an order (probably the launch order) for the 737-Max10, which would seat around 230-240 seats. With U2 ordering the 321 Neo (and today indicating an intention to increase its order), and Wizz doing the same, it doesn't really have a choice. Unit cost is everything in the lo...

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by kaitak
Wed Jun 14, 2017 4:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair in talks with Boeing regarding the 737MAX10
Replies: 29
Views: 6383

Re: Ryanair in talks with Boeing regarding the 737MAX10

At 230 pax, it may be worth it to hire the fifth FA. However, I'm surprised that Ryanair didn't consider the 739ER in a 200-seat configuration, with 20 premium seats and 180 standard seats (standard in 30"/17")...that way one can carry more people and it's still only 4 flight attendants. ...

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by kaitak
Wed Jun 14, 2017 4:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Easyjet takes delivery of first A320neo, considering buying more A321neos
Replies: 19
Views: 3980

Re: Easyjet takes delivery of first A320neo, considering buying more A321neos

With Wizz getting more A321Neos too and FR now openly looking at the 737Max-10, it's hardly a surprise. Expect a new age of "pile 'em high and sell 'em cheap".

Next question is, how are the legacy carriers going to respond to these significant capacity increases and unit cost advantages?

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by kaitak
Wed Jun 14, 2017 5:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair in talks with Boeing regarding the 737MAX10
Replies: 29
Views: 6383

Re: Ryanair in talks with Boeing regarding the 737MAX10

Also, Easyjet has ordered the 321Neo, so it makes it imperative that FR responds with something of equivalent size.

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by kaitak
Sun Jun 11, 2017 5:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Recent Delay on Delta Flight Ex-AMS Due to Sick Pilot -- How Did DL Find a Sub?
Replies: 13
Views: 3275

Re: Recent Delay on Delta Flight Ex-AMS Due to Sick Pilot -- How Did DL Find a Sub?

Frankly, I'd be very surprised if they didn't have a pilot base there; it must be their biggest base in Europe, from back in the NW days. I would imagine that they would have reserve crews available. To sustain the number of flights they have ex-AMS, they would need to have crews in reserve, certain...

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by kaitak
Sat Jun 10, 2017 1:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why no Fukuoka-Frankfurt flights?
Replies: 31
Views: 5023

Re: Why no Fukuoka-Frankfurt flights?

There are so many alternative options that it doesn't really make a direct flight a viable option; apart from AY, mentioned above, you have JL/NH via Tokyo, CI via FRA, CX via HKG, CA/MU via China (who probably offer particularly competitive fares) and OZ/KE via ICN. With all of those carriers able ...

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by kaitak
Sat Jun 10, 2017 12:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bahrain, Egypt and KSA closed their airspace for Qatar
Replies: 668
Views: 136948

Re: Breaking: Bahrain, Egypt and KSA closed their airspace for Qatar

That'll probably add to their problems as far as flight routings are concerned.

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by kaitak
Fri Jun 09, 2017 7:55 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What's going on with Qatar?
Replies: 72
Views: 4452

Re: What's going on with Qatar?

Presumably the Turks would come in by military aircraft; could the Saudis not intercept and turn it away? (Not an act of war, as long as they didn't shoot it down). Where are we now, some 72h into this crisis. Qatar seems to be holding its line. It has been reported by one site ("Dur"- not...

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by kaitak
Tue Jun 06, 2017 5:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bahrain, Egypt and KSA closed their airspace for Qatar
Replies: 668
Views: 136948

Re: Breaking: Bahrain, Egypt and KSA closed their airspace for Qatar

I wonder if the UAE (and Bahrain) has looked down the road a bit; what if Iran takes the view that these two countries conspired together (and publicly too) to bully a potential ally (which was really just calling for tensions to be lowered). What happens if Iran then decides to stop them (or limit ...

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by kaitak
Mon Jun 05, 2017 4:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bahrain, Egypt and KSA closed their airspace for Qatar
Replies: 668
Views: 136948

Re: Breaking: Bahrain, Egypt and KSA closed their airspace for Qatar

Could QR now transfer it's fleet onto a different country of registery to avoid these sanctions? For example the Irish register - EI?? Oh yes, we really want to get involved in this kerfuffle! One thing that struck me is that nationals of the countries involved must leave Qatar within 14 days ... t...

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by kaitak
Mon Jun 05, 2017 5:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bahrain, Egypt and KSA closed their airspace for Qatar
Replies: 668
Views: 136948

Re: Breaking: Bahrain, Egypt and KSA closed their airspace for Qatar

If airspace is included, QR's flights to Africa will be particularly badly hit - sure, they can fly north, over Bandar Abbas, and out over the Arabian Sea; fine if you're flying to Mumbai and even Asia and Oz, flights to Africa, where they have quite a significant network, will be significantly affe...

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by kaitak
Mon Jun 05, 2017 4:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bahrain, Egypt and KSA closed their airspace for Qatar
Replies: 668
Views: 136948

Re: Breaking: Bahrain, Egypt and KSA closed their airspace for Qatar

Is this just the first step? Qatar is pretty small; they could enforce a complete blockade if they wanted to.

Certainly very bad news for QR - and indeed Qatar itself. It will be interesting to see how they react.

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by kaitak
Fri Jun 02, 2017 8:04 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: It's official: Ireland will have first openly gay PM
Replies: 66
Views: 1888

Re: It's official: Ireland will have first openly gay PM

It's very good news, although I thought Belgium has (or had) an openly gay PM a few years back? At the end of the day, what will matter is whether he can continue to deliver economic growth and also, make sure Ireland copes well with Brexit and minimises the ill-effects. There will be those of an ol...

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by kaitak
Wed May 31, 2017 6:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 5.17: Summer flying fun
Replies: 128
Views: 16230

Re: Irish 5.17: Summer flying fun

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Irish 6/17 is ready to board: viewtopic.php?f=3&t=1364697

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