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by kaitak
Tue Aug 14, 2018 12:31 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Three pilots on JFK-EDI: Do airlines have relief pilots on 6 hour flights?
Replies: 51
Views: 3987

Re: Three pilots on JFK-EDI: Do airlines have relief pilots on 6 hour flights?

I think it's around 9-10h before they start adding a third crewmember, so I would imagine that the third pilot is a check or safety pilot.

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by kaitak
Mon Aug 06, 2018 3:45 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Iran sanctions and new EU statement
Replies: 135
Views: 5802

Re: Iran Sanctions and New EU statment

Not much effect, at least on aviation sales. It won't change the fact that Europe can still not sell any more Airbus jets to Iran, due to the US parts involved. It also won't stop the US imposing sanctions on those companies which engage in trade with Iran, especially if they have business links wit...

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by kaitak
Fri Aug 03, 2018 9:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 8/18: An august institution
Replies: 273
Views: 16503

Re: Irish 8/18: An august institution

QR is a very convenient source for EI to obtain A330s; plenty of A332s and A333s, similar config, GE engines, IFE equipped and QR is anxious to standardise its medium sized WB fleet on 787s and A350s, so there is plenty of scope there to increase the fleet.

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by kaitak
Fri Aug 03, 2018 1:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 8/18: An august institution
Replies: 273
Views: 16503

Re: Irish 8/18: An august institution

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Two new EI t/a routes to be announced within the next 2-3 weeks. DEN a strong possibility to be one of them. The other ... ?

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by kaitak
Fri Aug 03, 2018 11:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 8/18: An august institution
Replies: 273
Views: 16503

Re: Irish 8/18: An august institution

2019 will be very interesting at DUB. Between the IAPA/Forsa industrial action and the disappointment of IAG in the DAA's plans for improvements and changes at DUB, it is by no means clear that the expected capacity growth will materialise. IAG might well decide that EI's first few A321neoLRs might ...

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by kaitak
Fri Aug 03, 2018 8:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 8/18: An august institution
Replies: 273
Views: 16503

Re: Irish 8/18: An august institution

That's great; good to hear that. Maybe this will help EI to justify investment in fleet roll-over. I understand that they were hoping to increase LF on short haul, so we'll need to see a deeper dive into the figures to see how short haul is performing (I suspect that long haul was the best performer...

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by kaitak
Thu Aug 02, 2018 12:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 8/18: An august institution
Replies: 273
Views: 16503

Re: Irish 8/18: An august institution

- Norwegian axes ORK-PVD, but increases SNN-PVD to five weekly ORK-PVD is not being axed, its just going seasonal, its bookable at 3x weekly from April 2019 onward. SNN is 4x and DUB is daily for a total of 14 weekly flights between PVD and Ireland for Spring/Summer 2019. Good; thanks for clarifyin...

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by kaitak
Tue Jul 31, 2018 6:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 7/18: Heatwave madness!
Replies: 270
Views: 26827

Re: Irish 7/18: Heatwave madness!

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The August 2018 thread is ready to board:

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by kaitak
Tue Jul 31, 2018 6:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 8/18: An august institution
Replies: 273
Views: 16503

Irish 8/18: An august institution

Hello my Irish (and non-Irish) aviation buddies! Welcome to August at your favourite aviation forum. For what would normally be a quiet time of the year, with holidays and everything else, this August has seen quite a few interesting (albeit not all positive) developments: Here's a few, looking back...

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by kaitak
Tue Jul 31, 2018 6:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 7/18: Heatwave madness!
Replies: 270
Views: 26827

Re: Irish 7/18: Heatwave madness!

First off a flight he was supposed to take from London to Dublin was cancelled on March 18th and – he says – passengers were left to fend for themselves after the cancellation was confirmed with the service desk in the airport closing swiftly once they saw the crowd of disgruntled passengers approa...

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by kaitak
Wed Oct 18, 2017 12:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Early 747 lounges on upper deck?
Replies: 27
Views: 5428

Re: Early 747 lounges on upper deck?

I missed all that (I didn't start flying commercially until 1993, age 18, and my first 747 flight was in 1994 on TWA, at age 19). But I was always fascinated by the 747s back in my childhood in the 1980s and always wanted to fly one. My childhood home was full of old National Geographic magazines, ...

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by kaitak
Wed Oct 18, 2017 12:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 10/17: Philadelphia here we come (again!) ...
Replies: 323
Views: 32356

Re: Irish 10/17: Philadelphia here we come (again!) ...

ThrottleHold - fairly safe to say that Jesus is keeping out of this one and perhaps I should too!!!! :bigthumbsup: Well, Jesus only has experience of TLV only; and he's probably tired of being harassed by security there, too. To be honest, I've always found DUB ok. Sure, there are better airports a...

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by kaitak
Wed Oct 18, 2017 12:37 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Passengers Clapping
Replies: 57
Views: 4716

Re: Passengers Clapping

I have only experienced it once before, and that was on an NW DC10 in Shannon, back in '87 ... it was a greaser. (Probably an autoland, in retrospect). I've seen this meme go around on Facebook ... "the perfect date, but she claps on landing". I couldn't resist adding a little comment. &qu...

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by kaitak
Mon Oct 16, 2017 5:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Early 747 lounges on upper deck?
Replies: 27
Views: 5428

Re: Early 747 lounges on upper deck?

Aer Lingus had a lounge upstairs until the mid 1980s; I remember doing a school trip down to Shannon (a 25 minute flight) and there was a lounge there; they changed it to passenger seating (I think about 12-16 J seats) in the late 1980s. (I am told that at least one had been converted to J class sea...

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by kaitak
Mon Oct 16, 2017 9:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: U.S. House of Representatives votes to block aircraft sales to Iran
Replies: 46
Views: 9521

Re: U.S. House of Representatives votes to block aircraft sales to Iran

It's quite a while since IR received its A330s and A321s; I know there have been a few ATR72s, but what are the next aircraft scheduled to be delivered to IR (or other Iranian carriers), under the deals agreed? after the nuclear agreement?

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by kaitak
Sat Oct 14, 2017 7:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 10/17: Philadelphia here we come (again!) ...
Replies: 323
Views: 32356

Re: Irish 10/17: Philadelphia here we come (again!) ...

eirflot wrote:

Any more rumors on the rumored Cityet announcement?


What announcement is expected?

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by kaitak
Sat Oct 14, 2017 3:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 10/17: Philadelphia here we come (again!) ...
Replies: 323
Views: 32356

Re: Irish 10/17: Philadelphia here we come (again!) ...

My personal view is that DUB is one of the better airports. Are there improvements that could be made? Of course, but as airports go, it's definitely in the "upper half" if not "upper third" of airports I have used. There are better ones of course - ZRH, SIN, AMS - but as Shamroc...

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by kaitak
Fri Oct 13, 2017 12:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 10/17: Philadelphia here we come (again!) ...
Replies: 323
Views: 32356

Re: Irish 10/17: Philadelphia here we come (again!) ...

Hmm ... I was hoping it would be Beijing. Presumably they're trying to tout Shenzhen as a back door to HKG (it's just over the border); don't know if that's going to work and what is more worrying is that it might only result in undermining the CX route and we'll end up losing both. Not impressed. :-(

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by kaitak
Fri Oct 13, 2017 5:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Singapore Airlines Boeing 787-10
Replies: 72
Views: 27477

Re: Singapore Airlines Boeing 787-10

Continental767 wrote:
VirginFlyer wrote:

My god she is a BEAUTY :cloudnine:


My thoughts exactly!

How long before delivery should SQ announce the config (or how long before do they usually do it, given past example, such as the 359/388 etc.)?

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by kaitak
Tue Oct 10, 2017 9:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 10/17: Philadelphia here we come (again!) ...
Replies: 323
Views: 32356

Re: Irish 10/17: Philadelphia here we come (again!) ...

Disappointing; I thought this had already been approved, not by Dart but by mainline link.

If DUB is going to be a viable alternative as a major business centre after Brexit, a fast rail link to the airport is essential and this really should not be put on the long finger.

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by kaitak
Thu Oct 05, 2017 5:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 10/17: Philadelphia here we come (again!) ...
Replies: 323
Views: 32356

Re: Irish 10/17: Philadelphia here we come (again!) ...

I wonder if EI talk about routes from other EU countries to the US is part of EI's ongoing (and intensifying) battle with the DAA ... a little message to say that DUB is not integral or essential to EI's growth plans. (Of course, the danger here is that the DAA could go out and reel in some new carr...

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by kaitak
Tue Oct 03, 2017 8:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 10/17: Philadelphia here we come (again!) ...
Replies: 323
Views: 32356

Re: Irish 10/17: Philadelphia here we come (again!) ...

Thanks for the info ... the 757 fleet is going to be stretched next year! A321NeoLR can't come soon enough!

Incidentally, does anyone know if 'GCF is the last EI 333 to come, or are they expecting more?

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by kaitak
Tue Oct 03, 2017 5:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 10/17: Philadelphia here we come (again!) ...
Replies: 323
Views: 32356

Re: Irish 10/17: Philadelphia here we come (again!) ...

I think you make very good points; I think, however, that this is a non-runner politically, as the flight paths would cross many crucial constituencies and no party would want to do that.

It was strongly considered a few years back, but nothing came of it. I don't think anything will.

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by kaitak
Tue Oct 03, 2017 1:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: Egypt Air to order 787-9 + A320NEO
Replies: 36
Views: 8019

Re: Rumor: Egypt Air to order 787-9 + A320NEO

It's all politics; this decision will not have been made by Egyptair. They would have had an input to the extent of stating that they like the 789 and that being the case, politics dictates that the airline takes Airbuses as well. It could just as easily have been A350s and 737-Maxes. I agree that t...

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by kaitak
Mon Oct 02, 2017 4:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 10/17: Philadelphia here we come (again!) ...
Replies: 323
Views: 32356

Re: Irish 10/17: Philadelphia here we come (again!) ...

Well, the good news keeps rolling in. Delighted to welcome FI; glad they're operating 752s, because I'm sure they'll move it to 737-Maxes within a year.

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by kaitak
Sat Sep 30, 2017 5:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 9/17 - Hong Kong hootenanny!
Replies: 216
Views: 26419

Re: Irish 9/17 - Hong Kong hootenanny!

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Hello everyone! Here is the link to our new thread: viewtopic.php?f=3&t=1375151

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by kaitak
Sat Sep 30, 2017 5:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 10/17: Philadelphia here we come (again!) ...
Replies: 323
Views: 32356

Irish 10/17: Philadelphia here we come (again!) ...

Good evening folks! As the sun is now setting on September, it's time for our tenth thread of 2017. We've had quite an interesting month in Irish aviation! - Hainan all but ready to go; just waiting for the green light for the Chinese govt - ORK is now Ireland's fastest growing airport - and Norwegi...

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by kaitak
Thu Sep 28, 2017 4:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 9/17 - Hong Kong hootenanny!
Replies: 216
Views: 26419

Re: Irish 9/17 - Hong Kong hootenanny!

Bombardier ruling risks thousands of Belfast jobs Very disappointing, but not unexpected; the UK government has now told Boeing that its contracts with the RAF (which also include the new Poseidon surveillance aircraft) are at risk; Canada is expected to decide in the next year or two about a new je...

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by kaitak
Wed Sep 27, 2017 6:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cracks in Ryanair’s lowest cost model
Replies: 7
Views: 2426

Re: Cracks in Ryanair’s lowest cost model

It was to be expected. The economy is growing, the shortage of jobs is shrinking. Ryanair lived on that job shortage. A system that works fine in times of crisis, but less good in financially good times. When there hardly are any jobs available and you can get a job at Ryanair, you take it. Anythin...

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by kaitak
Tue Sep 26, 2017 4:35 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Hong Kong Airport - landing limitations
Replies: 7
Views: 1616

Hong Kong Airport - landing limitations

I was just curious about landings at HKG, in particularly from the 07 end; most airlines use 07L and some (particularly cargo, but some CX) use 07R. However, landings on 07R can be treacherous in windy conditions, due to the nearby hills. My question is this: is there a windspeed/conditions above wh...

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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: 65
Views: 25689

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: 72
Views: 16353

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: 20882

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: 216
Views: 26419

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: 213
Views: 18935

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: 7894

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: 216
Views: 26419

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: 216
Views: 26419

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: 216
Views: 26419

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: 1645

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: 16283

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: 22173

Re: Irish Aviation 8/17 - Lunasa san aer

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Here's a link to our new thread:

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by kaitak
Fri Sep 01, 2017 1:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 9/17 - Hong Kong hootenanny!
Replies: 216
Views: 26419

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: 22173

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: 22173

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: 1303

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: 13418

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: 17243

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: 22173

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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