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by Arion640
Sun Oct 22, 2017 9:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's the deal with LHR's third runway?
Replies: 79
Views: 7394

Re: What's the deal with LHR's third runway?

bennett123 wrote:
Not PM yet.

Never say never.

It could happen, and if it did, then I doubt LHR would be his first priority.


Yet. Hopefully never.

It could happen I'm in total agreeance. His first Priority would be to make a mess of everything.

Anyway back on topic...

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by Arion640
Sun Oct 22, 2017 7:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's the deal with LHR's third runway?
Replies: 79
Views: 7394

Re: What's the deal with LHR's third runway?

Cunard wrote:
Arion640

It still won't get the go ahead if It's Mr Corbyn with the majority. Never seen such an anti Business prime minister ever.


FYI Mr Jeremy Corbyn is the leader of the opposition party not Prime Minister.[/quote]

Sorry opposition leader. Anyway my message got through.

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by Arion640
Sun Oct 22, 2017 4:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's the deal with LHR's third runway?
Replies: 79
Views: 7394

Re: What's the deal with LHR's third runway?

The runway or runways will never get the go ahead until England has a strong government with a very good majority, it is such a sensitive issue effecting so many people the members of parliment are all so desperate to get re-elected. Which ever party wins next time, and has that majority, they woul...

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by Arion640
Sun Oct 22, 2017 1:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: Wizz Air to launch LTN-New York/Toronto?
Replies: 34
Views: 6009

Re: Rumor: Wizz Air to launch LTN-New York/Toronto?

fcogafa wrote:
Another set of landing and handling fees at the refuelling point can't help profit margins


It might be a ploy to get in on the action before its too late. A loss leader. If it's true anyway.

If this does turn out to be true it might be a permanent tech stop in the Atlantic ocean.

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by Arion640
Sun Oct 22, 2017 12:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: Wizz Air to launch LTN-New York/Toronto?
Replies: 34
Views: 6009

Re: Rumor: Wizz Air to launch LTN-New York/Toronto?

The standard neo would struggle in a high density config going westbound. Ceo has no chance.

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by Arion640
Sun Oct 22, 2017 12:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin 747 at AMS
Replies: 10
Views: 3427

Re: Virgin 747 at AMS

sandyb123 wrote:
Must be quite a fun ride doing AMS - LHR on the jumbo.

Sandyb123


Would probably of been heading to MAN or Gatters.

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by Arion640
Sun Oct 22, 2017 7:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's the deal with LHR's third runway?
Replies: 79
Views: 7394

Re: What's the deal with LHR's third runway?

The government is offering them about three times the value of their house, but they still say no. These people are the biggest fools of all time. Nobody will ever offer them 3x the resale value, and when they end up building the runway anyway, these will be the people that regret not taking a huge...

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by Arion640
Sat Oct 21, 2017 12:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin 747 at AMS
Replies: 10
Views: 3427

Virgin 747 at AMS

Just at AMS now and about 45 minutes ago a VS 744 appeared from the KLM sheds and departed, presumbly back to the UK as the takeoff run was very short.

Here for maintenence after the recent tie up?

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by Arion640
Fri Oct 20, 2017 7:15 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 14% of BA FAs Say They Have Done It w/Passengers While On-Duty
Replies: 37
Views: 5826

Re: 14% of BA FAs Say They Have Done It w/Passengers While On-Duty

Super80Fan wrote:
Not true, probably means on layover/at the hotel. Anyway, I agree with everyone here, have to start flying BA. Although, any international airline is a step up from most of the FA's here in the US. Oof.


In AA's defence there was a few senior crew on my AKL-LAX, but good looking to say the least.

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by Arion640
Thu Oct 19, 2017 10:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future CSeries Orders (Post Airbus-Bombardier deal)
Replies: 175
Views: 18343

Re: Future CSeries Orders (Post Airbus-Bombardier deal)

The orders I see being the most potential for future C Series are as follows (non US carriers only): BA ordering 50 CS3s to replace 44 A319s CZ ordering 60 CS3s to replace 28 A319s + 26 B737-700s LH Cityline ordering 35 CS1s + 15 CS3s to replace 34 CR9s and 15 E90/95s MU ordering 80 CS3s to replace...

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by Arion640
Thu Oct 19, 2017 7:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future CSeries Orders (Post Airbus-Bombardier deal)
Replies: 175
Views: 18343

Re: Future CSeries Orders (Post Airbus-Bombardier deal)

Now BBD owns the jet, airliners.net seems to think every airline with A320/737 series aircraft will automatically buy them! It chance the stance that the CS100/300 can be so with, e.g. they can now be included as apart of an package deal by Airbus. An example would be that an airline is looking to ...

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by Arion640
Thu Oct 19, 2017 6:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future CSeries Orders (Post Airbus-Bombardier deal)
Replies: 175
Views: 18343

Re: Future CSeries Orders (Post Airbus-Bombardier deal)

Now BBD owns the jet, airliners.net seems to think every airline with A320/737 series aircraft will automatically buy them!

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by Arion640
Thu Oct 19, 2017 6:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 747-400 Passenger Fleet Tracking/Retirements Thread
Replies: 102
Views: 17701

Re: LAX to lose remaining QF 744

Will the JFK leg continue?

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by Arion640
Wed Oct 18, 2017 9:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First Airbus A380 parked amid search for new operator
Replies: 127
Views: 29684

Re: First Airbus A380 parked amid search for new operatorwq

As SQ has not yet taken delivery of their new build A380s, they are now 2 aircraft short. Does anyone know if they are using other aircraft to substitute the A380 services, or are they utilising existing frames more intensively? Aren't SQ Due a frame pretty shortly? Or have they just not long got o...

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by Arion640
Wed Oct 18, 2017 8:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta to issue RFP for up to 150 Narrowbodies?
Replies: 191
Views: 31791

Re: Delta to issue RFP for up to 150 Narrowbodies?

Financially.. one of the most successful. Ryanair takes the LCC crown. https://www.thestreet.com/story/13852055/1/delta-air-lines-dal-posts-solid-quarter-despite-challenges-ceo-bastain-says.html I can’t believe you would actually bring up Emirates into the fold. I find Emirates pretty impressive, r...

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by Arion640
Wed Oct 18, 2017 4:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First Airbus A380 parked amid search for new operator
Replies: 127
Views: 29684

Re: First Airbus A380 parked amid search for new operatorwq

The second A380, 9V-SKB, has been withdraw from service and is being prepared for return to lessor. As SQ has not yet taken delivery of their new build A380s, they are now 2 aircraft short. Does anyone know if they are using other aircraft to substitute the A380 services, or are they utilising exis...

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by Arion640
Wed Oct 18, 2017 4:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future CSeries Orders (Post Airbus-Bombardier deal)
Replies: 175
Views: 18343

Re: Future CSeries Orders (Post Airbus-Bombardier deal)

EasyJet is the largest A319 operator in the world. They could use the CS300 to replace the A319 in the future. Given that EasyJet is moving away from the 150 seat market with their new orders for the A320/1Neo, it wouldn't appear likely. That said, the CSeries is now a contender with any Airbus ope...

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by Arion640
Tue Oct 17, 2017 11:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas considering 777-8 or A359ULR to replace 744ER's to fly SYD-JFK and SYD-LHR non-stop
Replies: 704
Views: 122182

Re: Qantas considering 777-8 or A359ULR to replace 744ER's to fly SYD-JFK and SYD-LHR non-stop

That would be tiring It is tiring, but its what Australian executives need to do. When you need to spend 24 hours on an aircraft just to get there you maximise the time you've got. You could leave on the Saturday night, arrive Sunday and have a day to recover, but that means losing Sunday with your...

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by Arion640
Tue Oct 17, 2017 9:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta to issue RFP for up to 150 Narrowbodies?
Replies: 191
Views: 31791

Re: Delta to issue RFP for up to 150 Narrowbodies?

Lol. Airbus of the 70s and 80s ? COMAC ? I know it's getting cold up north but wow ... I guess you are forgetting on purpose all the military and air space extremely high subsidised contracts (protected from competition) ;) Yup , that KC-46 and CST-100 are just raking in the $$$ for Boeing. But I a...

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by Arion640
Tue Oct 17, 2017 9:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta to issue RFP for up to 150 Narrowbodies?
Replies: 191
Views: 31791

Re: Delta to issue RFP for up to 150 Narrowbodies?

Delta is in a position to do as they please. They’re perhaps the most successful airline in the planet. Delta has every right to complain about unfair subsidies Boeing received via the Ex-Im Bank. Hmmmm most sucessfull airline on the planet? What's your measure of success? I think that crown would ...

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by Arion640
Tue Oct 17, 2017 7:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta to issue RFP for up to 150 Narrowbodies?
Replies: 191
Views: 31791

Re: Delta to issue RFP for up to 150 Narrowbodies?

Especially when Boeing intentionality tried to screw them over! Sometimes teaching other businesses a lesson in humility is best for the long run. DL has also been trying to screw over Boeing with its anti Ex-Im Bank and anti ME3 stances. It's not personal, its just business. Besides, I don't think...

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by Arion640
Tue Oct 17, 2017 1:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus and Bombardier Announce CSeries Partnership
Replies: 1306
Views: 85527

Re: Breaking: Airbus and Bombardier Announce C Series Partnership

incitatus wrote:
What is the chance Boeing can assemble a counter offer? Airbus is for sure getting a sweet deal. BBD has an obligation to sell to the highest bidder.


Hasn't the deal gone through?

Boeing would be the complete laughing stock if they attempted a counter offer.

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by Arion640
Mon Oct 16, 2017 6:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Evelop A350 to feature 432 seats
Replies: 20
Views: 5815

Re: Evelop A350 to feature 432 seats

armchairceonr1 wrote:
seahawk wrote:
The next slap in the face for the A330NEO...

Yeah, this is absolutely huge slap in the face for all existing widebody programs exept A359. Very hard to figure out, how OEMs can replace this huge loss order of 1 aircraft. :o


Yep this is certainly an A380 killer!

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by Arion640
Mon Oct 16, 2017 8:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Where does China Southern Airlines fly their A380s?
Replies: 28
Views: 5580

Re: Where does China Southern Airlines fly their A380s?

Why did they order them in the first place?! You can ask the same question for TG and MH! Sorry, but it's getting tiresome. Whenever there is a thread about CZ's or MH's A380 someone will put them together with TG. Here is an interview with TG's CEO, in which Bhooch-Oom says the A380 is a "key...

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by Arion640
Mon Oct 16, 2017 12:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Could BMI have survived?
Replies: 53
Views: 7300

Re: Could BMI have survived?

. Is there any wonder they (i.e. LH) thought they were losing cash on the Glasgow route, which had been the original Diamond service flagship route, with flight numbers bd1-bd12? BA really had it in for British Midland too when they first launched the Diamond Service from GLA. You might recall the ...

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by Arion640
Mon Oct 16, 2017 12:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Where does China Southern Airlines fly their A380s?
Replies: 28
Views: 5580

Re: Where does China Southern Airlines fly their A380s?

Well unless you don't take into consideration LH & AF, then long haul at LHR, yes only CZ & OZ. Yeah sorry, In my head I was thinking non European carriers...but both KE and AF have operater the A380 to Heathrow so only really leaving 3. CZ are pretty much the forgotten A380 operator, altho...

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by Arion640
Sun Oct 15, 2017 7:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL to takeover one daily VS LHR-JFK-LHR frequency due to 787 engine issues
Replies: 27
Views: 7432

Re: DL to takeover one daily VS LHR-JFK-LHR frequency due to 787 engine issues

Its possible we could see the 747 back at Heathrow if this continues.

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by Arion640
Sun Oct 15, 2017 7:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Where does China Southern Airlines fly their A380s?
Replies: 28
Views: 5580

Re: Where does China Southern Airlines fly their A380s?

Is it only China Southern and Asiana that don't fly their A380's to Heathrow. KE have done in the past.

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by Arion640
Sun Oct 15, 2017 6:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: what transatlantic markets could the 797/MOM open up?
Replies: 80
Views: 8816

Re: what transatlantic markets could the 797/MOM open up?

Agreed, it's not going to open anything up. However I think it's going to be a perfect aircraft for anyone looking for a 767 replacement. I could even see BA taking a few. If BA ever do take any, it certainly won't be as 767 replacements. That's because the last few 767s in the fleet will have left...

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by Arion640
Sun Oct 15, 2017 2:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: what transatlantic markets could the 797/MOM open up?
Replies: 80
Views: 8816

Re: what transatlantic markets could the 797/MOM open up?

Agreed, it's not going to open anything up. However I think it's going to be a perfect aircraft for anyone looking for a 767 replacement. I could even see BA taking a few. The 787 is the 767 replacement. In BA's 3 class configuration the 788 only seats 25 more passengers than the the 763. I was ref...

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by Arion640
Sat Oct 14, 2017 8:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The UK's longest serving originally named airline ?
Replies: 44
Views: 3928

Re: The UK's longest serving originally named airline ?

KLM claims to be the world's oldest airline still operating under the same name. True, founded oct 7 1919! Sure hope they will be around somewhat longer. (no thanks to AFR...) Followed just shortly after by Queensland and Northern Territory Air Services Limited in November 1920. I believe BA existe...

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by Arion640
Fri Oct 13, 2017 4:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: what transatlantic markets could the 797/MOM open up?
Replies: 80
Views: 8816

Re: what transatlantic markets could the 797/MOM open up?

The short answer is: NONE! Even without knowing what exactly a 797/MOM will be, there isn't a single relevant TATL market today that can't be flown either with an A320NEO/737MAX or a A330/787. I think this "alleged" plane would be far more relevant in just about every other market other t...

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by Arion640
Fri Oct 13, 2017 7:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rest of the UK thread
Replies: 65
Views: 4072

Re: Rest of the UK thread

Would they not just transport the engine to Cardiff rather than flying the aircraft over? It'll come in a freighter, so as it's coming from Canada it might mean something interesting for the local spotters. Inital reports said the whole aircraft was going there, I almost fell over when I heard that.

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by Arion640
Fri Oct 13, 2017 7:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Malaysia Airlines mulls sale to another airline
Replies: 25
Views: 4707

Re: Malaysia Airlines mulls sale to another airline

Qantas in the buying mood these days, a close by OW partner.

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by Arion640
Fri Oct 13, 2017 7:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Could BMI have survived?
Replies: 53
Views: 7300

Re: Could BMI have survived?

I feel sad at any mention of British Midland. Cooked breakfast, and coffee afterwards, all in a 45 minute flight. Drink before dinner, dinner, and drink or coffee afterwards. How could it get any better. Flight attendants pushing carts down the aisle when it still seems the aircraft is going up at ...

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by Arion640
Thu Oct 12, 2017 4:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Could BMI have survived?
Replies: 53
Views: 7300

Re: Could BMI have survived?

Let's not forget that BMI still lives on in the form of BMI Regional's modest fleet of Embraer 145/135 jets. Same name and livery as before. Perhaps the phoenix will rise again some day...? ;-) I think probably not. BMI regional have carved out a niche for themselves being a mainly business travel ...

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by Arion640
Thu Oct 12, 2017 4:23 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Any smoking flights still?
Replies: 36
Views: 5364

Re: Any smoking flights still?

Wasn't the Air Canada DC9 that exploded in the 80's though to be a possible toilet bin fire?

Great post about the BA smoking flight, they tried arranging one in Prague this week too.

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by Arion640
Thu Oct 12, 2017 4:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: what transatlantic markets could the 797/MOM open up?
Replies: 80
Views: 8816

Re: what transatlantic markets could the 797/MOM open up?

Probably Very little in the case of the shorter transatlantic routes. The 737Max would be in there by now or be there very soon.

Anything bigger the 787 can take care of. Personally i think very little in the case of TATL, but may be helpful in adding more frequancy to current routes.

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by Arion640
Wed Oct 11, 2017 4:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 747-400 Passenger Fleet Tracking/Retirements Thread
Replies: 102
Views: 17701

Re: Boeing 747-400 Passenger Fleet Tracking/Retirements Thread

With so many old 744s due for retirement, I wonder if BA will soon donate a complete example to IWM Duxford, Cambridgeshire. A program on BBC4 last night about VX having her D check at BA Cardiff, also showed a white 744 being destroyed and recycled. Lets hope they keep one. http://www.iwm.org.uk/v...

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by Arion640
Wed Oct 11, 2017 7:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates to axe MEL-AKL and BNE-AKL from March 2018
Replies: 67
Views: 10241

Re: Emirates to axe MEL-AKL and BNE-AKL from March 2018

This was probably terms of the renewed joint venture, probably been planned for quite a while.

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by Arion640
Mon Oct 09, 2017 7:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 747-400 Passenger Fleet Tracking/Retirements Thread
Replies: 102
Views: 17701

Re: Boeing 747-400 Passenger Fleet Tracking/Retirements Thread

Who's likely to be the last legacy carrier operator?

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by Arion640
Sun Oct 08, 2017 4:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future of Bombardier Commercial Aerospace?
Replies: 35
Views: 5633

Re: Future of Bombardier Commercial Aerospace?

Just because they can't sell plane's in the US it doesn't mean its the end for them.

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by Arion640
Fri Oct 06, 2017 4:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why did Monarch Airlines fail?
Replies: 34
Views: 7176

Re: Why did Monarch Airlines fail?

Hmmmm if I had to describe it in one sentence they just couldn't keep up with Ryanar and Easyjet. Various changes in direction over the years, scrapping of long haul, then saying they wanted to get back into long haul. Scrapped the 787 order, probably didn't simplfy their fleet a little sooner to fi...

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by Arion640
Wed Oct 04, 2017 10:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How is Flybe doing at Heathrow?
Replies: 26
Views: 4971

Re: How is Flybe doing at Heathrow?

Presumably, their intention is to upgauge to more suitable equipment if that looks like being sustainable. Can somebody remind us how many continuous seasons these flights have to be operated before they can switch to other routes? In the mean time, a Q400 for a marginal reduction in price wouldn't...

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by Arion640
Tue Oct 03, 2017 2:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar Airways Announces daily service to Cardiff from 1 May 2018
Replies: 12
Views: 3028

Re: Qatar Airways Announces daily service to Cardiff from 1 May 2018

Seems that some inside QR where not convinced that a daily Cardiff service would not have enough passengers to justify the daily flight The chief executive of Qatar Airways said he resisted pressure from inside the company not to fly between Doha and Cardiff Airport. Akbar Al Baker said there were ...

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by Arion640
Fri Sep 29, 2017 4:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why Haven't Virgin Cancelled their A380 Order?
Replies: 53
Views: 15738

Re: Why Haven't Virgin Cancelled their A380 Order?

[twoid][/twoid] I wish VS would make up their minds about the A380. I think it's now 11 years ago they ordered them....is this some kind of order to delivery timescale record ? Out of the 6 ordered, I honestly think they could them at LGW ( 2 ) and LHR ( 4 ) and fill them as they do the 744's. Its a...

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by Arion640
Thu Sep 28, 2017 4:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA F/A canned over snapchat remarks about Nigerians
Replies: 71
Views: 10678

Re: BA F/A canned over snapchat remarks about Nigerians

The gist of her rant is that Nigerian men have big c*cks. Maybe its more a question of what she wanted to be "smoking" before her flight ;-) Hahahahaha brilliant. Best thing I've heard all day. On a more serious note, I do agree with the comments we live on a politically correct Island bu...

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by Arion640
Thu Sep 28, 2017 9:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta: C-Series What's Next
Replies: 246
Views: 29433

Re: Delta: C-Series What's Next

Tit for tat war starting now, because boeing chucked its toys out of the pram. Not capable of taking a hit for once.

Can the Canadian gov stop Boeing deliveries into Canada?

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by Arion640
Wed Sep 27, 2017 10:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Next in line with the "hip" airlines trend.. "Swoop"
Replies: 84
Views: 6813

Re: Next in line with the "hip" airlines trend.. "Swoop"

Looks like a made up airline from out of a film or a generic FS default airline, like 'orbit' .

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by Arion640
Wed Sep 27, 2017 10:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA F/A canned over snapchat remarks about Nigerians
Replies: 71
Views: 10678

Re: BA F/A canned over snapchat remarks about Nigerians

I wonder what she has been smoking before her flight ;-) The gist of her rant is that Nigerian men have big c*cks. Maybe its more a question of what she wanted to be "smoking" before her flight ;-) Hahahahaha brilliant. Best thing I've heard all day. On a more serious note, I do agree wit...

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