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by Arion640
Wed Jun 20, 2018 10:45 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit EU position Phase 2
Replies: 1540
Views: 36802

Re: Brexit EU position Phase 2

EU withdrawal bill passed in UK house of commons. All the hijacking attempts have failed.

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by Arion640
Wed Jun 20, 2018 9:46 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit EU position Phase 2
Replies: 1540
Views: 36802

Re: Brexit EU position Phase 2

salttee wrote:
Maybe if I state it in the reverse: 37% of Leave voters would choose to stay in the EU if (leaving) meant breaking up the UK.

Can you see it more clearly now?


Irrelevant. The UK cannot break up without a referendum which we won't be having anytime soon.

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by Arion640
Wed Jun 20, 2018 8:26 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit EU position Phase 2
Replies: 1540
Views: 36802

Re: Brexit EU position Phase 2

You're just giving an opinion, it's all well and good saying people didn't know what they voted for and it started as a rumor in the media, which has been extrapolated. Unless there's any hard evidence instead of opinions in newspapers you have no way of proving it. I'm inclined to agree. Lord Ashc...

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by Arion640
Wed Jun 20, 2018 4:28 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit EU position Phase 2
Replies: 1540
Views: 36802

Re: Brexit EU position Phase 2

Provide me with some hard evidence that is actually the case and by all means I will believe you. We're a big fan of evidence on this thread so if you could that would be great. You ignored the qualifiers: "It is reasonable to believe" and "it would seem wise"; I stand behind my...

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by Arion640
Wed Jun 20, 2018 4:26 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: British Airways cancels 'incorrectly' cheap tickets
Replies: 51
Views: 4759

Re: British Airways cancels 'incorrectly' cheap tickets

Which they knew when they booked? And if they knew, do we know that they knew full fare tickets are expansive? That may be an interesting piece of information, but I don't see how that is relevant to the validity of the contract. The guys on flyertalk definitely knew because if you read the threads...

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by Arion640
Wed Jun 20, 2018 1:15 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: British Airways cancels 'incorrectly' cheap tickets
Replies: 51
Views: 4759

Re: British Airways cancels 'incorrectly' cheap tickets

This started on flyertalk. BA offered fully flexible Y tickets (with a heap of tier points and avios) at this price, that's why they have been cancelled. They aren't hand baggage only fares at the lowest fare class. What BA should of done though is downgrade the fare class instead of cancelling the ...

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by Arion640
Wed Jun 20, 2018 7:47 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit EU position Phase 2
Replies: 1540
Views: 36802

Re: Brexit EU position Phase 2

You need to read JJJ's post as a metaphor. It is reasonable to believe that many of the people who voted for separation from the EU weren't aware of all the consequences that would arise from such a course of action. Now that the ramifications of Britexit are better known it would seem wise to test...

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by Arion640
Wed Jun 20, 2018 6:02 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit EU position Phase 2
Replies: 1540
Views: 36802

Re: Brexit EU position Phase 2

Come on, you must be able to come up with something better than that? You need to read JJJ's post as a metaphor. It is reasonable to believe that many of the people who voted for separation from the EU weren't aware of all the consequences that would arise from such a course of action. Now that the...

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by Arion640
Tue Jun 19, 2018 10:30 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit EU position Phase 2
Replies: 1540
Views: 36802

Re: Brexit EU position Phase 2

Why don't the Britts just have a new referendum? Or at least have a referendum about whether to have a new referendum. Because we've already voted and got the answer. I'm sure all those people googling what's the EU right after finding out the result feel much better now. Come on, you must be able ...

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by Arion640
Tue Jun 19, 2018 9:23 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit EU position Phase 2
Replies: 1540
Views: 36802

Re: Brexit EU position Phase 2

salttee wrote:
Why don't the Britts just have a new referendum? Or at least have a referendum about whether to have a new referendum.


Because we've already voted and got the answer.

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by Arion640
Tue Jun 19, 2018 5:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Does Flybe have a future?
Replies: 53
Views: 5316

Re: Does Flybe have a future?

Given aviation is like an amnesiac goldfish and loves circularity, I suspect a secured future as BA franchisee. It would certainly be a way for BA to operate outside of London again... I think flybe will eventually come out ok, they're doing a massive restructure and have culled a lot of aircraft f...

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by Arion640
Tue Jun 19, 2018 1:51 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit EU position Phase 2
Replies: 1540
Views: 36802

Re: Brexit EU position Phase 2

[ Really not sure what Gibraltar has to do with this...but if you insist. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gibraltar_sovereignty_referendum,_2002 Let me introduce you to this wikipedia page. Democracy in action, one of the main principals of Great Britain. We recently gave another one of our oversea...

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by Arion640
Tue Jun 19, 2018 6:44 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit EU position Phase 2
Replies: 1540
Views: 36802

Re: Brexit EU position Phase 2

I find always funny when an UK citizen says that he is against a closer integration when you consider England and its 3 tied colonies :) All one united country my friend, Great Britain. Not really, let me introduce you the only remaining colonial territory in the EU (shame on the UK and UN): https:...

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by Arion640
Mon Jun 18, 2018 8:48 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit EU position Phase 2
Replies: 1540
Views: 36802

Re: Brexit EU position Phase 2

Interesting article: https://www.theguardian.com/business/2018/jun/18/aviation-industry-eu-blocks-talks-to-avert-no-deal-brexit-crisis?CMP=Share_iOSApp_Other I invite all the regular contributors on this thread to comment. “UK-made parts for planes will no longer be legally valid” Am I reading this ...

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by Arion640
Mon Jun 18, 2018 6:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates A380 to Boston.
Replies: 18
Views: 3892

Re: Emirates A380 to Boston.

Don't forget EK are feeling the problems of a pilot shortage and are pushing pilots off the 777 to keep the A380 fleet flying. One more route on the A380 the better. That is not correct re taking pilots from 777 to 380 I'm sure that's what "emiratesdriver" has said. He's probably watching...

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by Arion640
Mon Jun 18, 2018 2:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates A380 to Boston.
Replies: 18
Views: 3892

Re: Emirates A380 to Boston.

Don't forget EK are feeling the problems of a pilot shortage and are pushing pilots off the 777 to keep the A380 fleet flying. One more route on the A380 the better.

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by Arion640
Mon Jun 18, 2018 6:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: In what order/aircraft did EK launch US routes?
Replies: 30
Views: 2572

Re: In what order/aircraft did EK launch US routes?

Looking back, It's surprising how EK used JFK as A380 launch as opposed to Heathrow.

Sometime after launch, did EK downgrade the A380 off the New York route for a while or am I making things up?

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by Arion640
Sun Jun 17, 2018 7:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA 787 seat manufacturer question
Replies: 6
Views: 1833

Re: BA 787 seat manufacturer question

They are an in house design. The Club world seat is the same on all wide body aircraft including the B777, B747, B787 & A380 but the latter two have a slight pallet refresh from the original 2004 design. Also the B787 seat needed some additional reinforcement design to be compatible with the B7...

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by Arion640
Fri Jun 15, 2018 4:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why no direct flights between Liverpool and London?
Replies: 52
Views: 7008

Re: Why no direct flights between Liverpool and London?

WPvsMW wrote:
jde91 wrote:
Arion640 wrote:

You know London-New York is a big market when BA send the same [amount] of flights there each day as they do Manchester...


Ermm ok... what’s your point?


I think the post was intended as ... humour, with 2 u's. (Ergo, suus faceta Britannia.)


Yes, it was intended as humour...

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by Arion640
Fri Jun 15, 2018 4:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus does not believe in continuing deliveries to Iran
Replies: 91
Views: 14319

Re: Airbus does not believe in continuing deliveries to Iran

Interesting that Boeing seemed to be big backers of the administration, and now they are totally in the cold. I don't think it's possible to build a modern jetliner with zero US content, even the Sukhoi has some US parts, I seem to have heard. Not sure about that part. Anybody know if Russia can bu...

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by Arion640
Thu Jun 14, 2018 10:25 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Success of President Donald Trump
Replies: 972
Views: 39790

Re: The Success of President Donald Trump

It's a start to ending one of the problems that causes Japanese, South Korean and guam citizens a lot of stress. Too early to call. We will see if it will end. I, for one, do not believe the Kim regime will ever get rid of their nukes. It is their insurance policy. Nothing has been promised by the ...

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by Arion640
Thu Jun 14, 2018 9:51 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Success of President Donald Trump
Replies: 972
Views: 39790

Re: The Success of President Donald Trump

First time on this thread. Regardless of what you think of Trump, he has achieved something with Korea for sure. Sure, the question is what? And if that is positive or negative in the end. A dialogue with a dictator that recently threatened to attack the US with nuclear bombs for one. It's a start ...

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by Arion640
Thu Jun 14, 2018 7:57 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Success of President Donald Trump
Replies: 972
Views: 39790

Re: The Success of President Donald Trump

First time on this thread.

Regardless of what you think of Trump, he has achieved something with Korea for sure.

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by Arion640
Thu Jun 14, 2018 5:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why no direct flights between Liverpool and London?
Replies: 52
Views: 7008

Re: Why no direct flights between Liverpool and London?

I guess there is no demand. BA have like 7? Flights a day between MAN and LHR. You can get direct trains from Liverpool city center to Manchester airport in under an hour. Plus trains from Liverpool to London take just 2 hours. Apparently we are getting a BA link once third runway opens, but with t...

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by Arion640
Thu Jun 14, 2018 3:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Britains First Sharia Airline
Replies: 121
Views: 16529

Re: Britains First Sharia Airline

Any way of killing animals is cruel.... not just the halal way..... I've eaten halal meat.... didn't taste any different than any other butchered meat. I've also no objections to flying on airlines from Islamic countries... QR being my airline of choice at the moment.... Halal involves cutting the ...

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by Arion640
Thu Jun 14, 2018 2:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Britains First Sharia Airline
Replies: 121
Views: 16529

Re: Britains First Sharia Airline

I'm very much against halal. Such a cruel way of killing an animal. Any way of killing animals is cruel.... not just the halal way..... I've eaten halal meat.... didn't taste any different than any other butchered meat. I've also no objections to flying on airlines from Islamic countries... QR bein...

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by Arion640
Thu Jun 14, 2018 12:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Britains First Sharia Airline
Replies: 121
Views: 16529

Re: Britains First Sharia Airline

Whenever I fly out of LHR (typically with BA or EK down to JNB or CPT) I always order a halal meal as the local caterers rustle up a cracking ruby murray….which of course should be enjoyed with a beer or four His airline will of course have to comply with National and International aviation standar...

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by Arion640
Thu Jun 14, 2018 12:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LOT launch WAW-LCY
Replies: 17
Views: 3219

Re: LOT launch WAW-LCY

SRQLOT wrote:
This is LOTs 100th destination too.


Really? I'm surprised they fly to that many places.

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by Arion640
Thu Jun 14, 2018 8:05 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Largest route up-gauges or down-gauges (regularly-scheduled)
Replies: 30
Views: 3416

Re: Largest route up-gauges or down-gauges (regularly-scheduled)

2 BA Destinations come to mind, Moscow and Cairo. I'm sure they used to be both 747 operated on certain flights.

Now a mix of A321's and 787's.

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by Arion640
Wed Jun 13, 2018 9:50 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit EU position Phase 2
Replies: 1540
Views: 36802

Re: Brexit EU position Phase 2

Lots of amendments defeated in the commons tonight.

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by Arion640
Wed Jun 13, 2018 9:04 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Star Alliance to consider new tier higher than gold
Replies: 21
Views: 2168

Re: Star Alliance to consider new tier higher than gold

BA have an upper highest tier level. I believe it's Gold Guest List/Concorde Room card holder but that still translates to one World Emerald on other carriers I believe.

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by Arion640
Wed Jun 13, 2018 8:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: RUMOUR: Etihad going to announce to cancel & defer aircraft.
Replies: 164
Views: 37958

Re: RUMOUR: Etihad going to announce to cancel & defer aircraft.

Makes complete sense. If I were Boeing, I’d take the hit but tell them I’d want to see a one for one match of A350 cancellations before talking about anything with the 787. Course, EY can do whatever they feel they need to. Boeing can’t dictate anything like that. EY’s 787 order no doubt has cancel...

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by Arion640
Wed Jun 13, 2018 7:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Britains First Sharia Airline
Replies: 121
Views: 16529

Re: Britains First Sharia Airline

devron wrote:
So we Joon to cater to the milleniums and this to cater for the sharia community. Where is my gluten free airline?


And a lactose intolerance airline.

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by Arion640
Wed Jun 13, 2018 4:00 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit EU position Phase 2
Replies: 1540
Views: 36802

Re: Brexit EU position Phase 2

Weatherspoons are a company, not a government and free to do what they want.. I totally agree. The action is however putting the CEO's own prejudices potentially ahead of those of his customers. Whilst it's good to support local produce, to have an effective blanket ban on all EU produce, whilst st...

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by Arion640
Wed Jun 13, 2018 2:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Britains First Sharia Airline
Replies: 121
Views: 16529

Re: Britains First Sharia Airline

Whenever I fly out of LHR (typically with BA or EK down to JNB or CPT) I always order a halal meal as the local caterers rustle up a cracking ruby murray….which of course should be enjoyed with a beer or four His airline will of course have to comply with National and International aviation standar...

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by Arion640
Wed Jun 13, 2018 9:01 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit EU position Phase 2
Replies: 1540
Views: 36802

Re: Brexit EU position Phase 2

BIzarre news from UK Wetherspoons pub chain: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-44465657 The pub chain will be transitioning away from EU products in advance of Brexit. The owner is very much anti-EU, but all the same, this seems a very bitter thing to do, especially when the EU has such amazing p...

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by Arion640
Wed Jun 13, 2018 8:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Britains First Sharia Airline
Replies: 121
Views: 16529

Re: Britains First Sharia Airline

flybry wrote:
I wonder if gays would be allowed to fly this airline?


That's a fair point. I doubt they would feel welcome onboard.

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by Arion640
Tue Jun 12, 2018 10:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Britains First Sharia Airline
Replies: 121
Views: 16529

Re: Britains First Sharia Airline

Hopefully their AOC is denied. No, listen. We have to be tolerant of other beliefs and ways of living, as long as they do the same with us. And most Muslims do that. I lived in Iran for two years and I am going to tell you straight out that the Iranians are the kindest, most hospitable people on ea...

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by Arion640
Tue Jun 12, 2018 10:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Britains First Sharia Airline
Replies: 121
Views: 16529

Re: Britains First Sharia Airline

I just skimmed the article and I sincerely hope that Kazi is successful. He is from Bangladesh, not Saudi Arabia. He cleaned toilets at LCY and that's how he got into aviation. He says that he was so serious about getting the toilet-cleaning job that he showed up in a suit for his interview. I will...

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by Arion640
Tue Jun 12, 2018 9:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Britains First Sharia Airline
Replies: 121
Views: 16529

Re: Britains First Sharia Airline

Hopefully their AOC is denied. No, listen. We have to be tolerant of other beliefs and ways of living, as long as they do the same with us. And most Muslims do that. I lived in Iran for two years and I am going to tell you straight out that the Iranians are the kindest, most hospitable people on ea...

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by Arion640
Tue Jun 12, 2018 9:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Britains First Sharia Airline
Replies: 121
Views: 16529

Re: Britains First Sharia Airline

vhqpa wrote:
"Modestly dressed flight attendants"

Does the Jetstream J31/J32 even have a provision for a flight attendant. I can't remember any on my J32 flights.


Not related to this topic but quite a fan of your signature. I remember hearing that on a BA Concorde video.

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by Arion640
Tue Jun 12, 2018 7:33 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit EU position Phase 2
Replies: 1540
Views: 36802

Re: Brexit EU position Phase 2

The government wins. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-44456035 ... after a late concession. Quote from your link: "The decision to seek a compromise marked an important victory for the soft Brexit/Remainer/"realist" Tory rebels, who have been promised an amendment giving them m...

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by Arion640
Tue Jun 12, 2018 7:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Britains First Sharia Airline
Replies: 121
Views: 16529

Britains First Sharia Airline

Quite an interesting read. Take a look everyone. https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/6412648/britain-sharia-muslim-airline/ “Kazi Shafiqur Rahman, a man who calls himself the "halal Richard Branson", also wants modest dress for his female staff and Islamic in-flight meals as part of a bid launch...

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by Arion640
Tue Jun 12, 2018 6:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rest of the UK thread - 2018
Replies: 140
Views: 15048

Re: Rest of the UK thread - 2018

Has the inagural Hanian Edinburgh to Dublin been mentioned on airliners.net today?

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by Arion640
Tue Jun 12, 2018 5:37 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit EU position Phase 2
Replies: 1540
Views: 36802

Re: Brexit EU position Phase 2

scbriml wrote:
Arion640 wrote:
Would you maintan the same attitude that an MP should vote for the brexit bill if that MP's constituency voted leave?


Of course! If that MP is to represent the will of the people who elected him, then yes. Are you expecting me to say something different? :confused:


Thanks, i'm glad you agree.

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by Arion640
Tue Jun 12, 2018 5:11 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Potential MOM Customers
Replies: 13
Views: 943

Re: Potential MOM Customers

I can see this thread is about to name every airline under the sun.

Realistically i'll say: US3, Qantas. Potentially IAG but not sure BA can find use for more than a handful so they may not bother. I imagine TUI will take some along with Icelandair.

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by Arion640
Tue Jun 12, 2018 3:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Farnborough International Airshow 2018 Potential Orders
Replies: 81
Views: 10752

Re: Farnborough International Airshow 2018 Potential Orders

Based on some of the chatter over the past year, they'd seem like an ideal CSeries+A32Xneo candidate, particularly if they need additional neo's over their current order. It just might be a week too early with the airshow ending before the close of the deal between BBD and Airbus. You must be confu...

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