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by Jayafe
Thu Apr 19, 2018 10:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AirAsia X won't buy "too expensive" Airbus A350: Tony Fernandes
Replies: 145
Views: 20633

Re: AirAsia X won't buy "too expensive" Airbus A350: Tony Fernandes

And I don't see nothing wrong whatsoever with dimmable windows (the 787 did not pioneer that technology, it was originally a option for Lockheed's L-1011 Tristar) You don't, but others do (me as well) As well pointed before, the lack of ability to decide what to do with your window (a majority of w...

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by Jayafe
Thu Apr 19, 2018 9:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bathroom cleaning on long haul flights
Replies: 101
Views: 11636

Re: Bathroom cleaning on long haul flights

...I think its ok for a FA to tidy up a little bit, but asking them to scrub toilets and pee/poop soaked floors is too much. So passengers should assume and accept that in some long routes toilets will be in a disgusting state, full of crap, urine and worse? Pardon me? What kind of service from a s...

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by Jayafe
Wed Apr 18, 2018 10:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bathroom cleaning on long haul flights
Replies: 101
Views: 11636

Re: Bathroom cleaning on long haul flights

ncflyer wrote:
I just took my first flight US to Asia, on a US3 carrier...


I would say that's the key part of the story.

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by Jayafe
Tue Apr 17, 2018 2:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AirAsia X won't buy "too expensive" Airbus A350: Tony Fernandes
Replies: 145
Views: 20633

Re: AirAsia X won't buy "too expensive" Airbus A350: Tony Fernandes

Competitively priced 787 with GE engines must be a nice incentive for AirAsia and should be the best decision for the airline. Are you suggesting that Boeing will continue to dump the price of the plane even out of the US where their suspicious activities are not protected by the flag? I seriously ...

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by Jayafe
Mon Apr 16, 2018 8:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Tim Clark: A380's advantages over twinjets still 'enormous'
Replies: 211
Views: 26312

Re: Tim Clark: A380's advantages over twinjets still 'enormous'

The irony of ironies is that Europe made an unprofitable airliner False. ...that helped Emirates at the expense of European Airlines. False again. The perils of unchecked egos. Falso one more time. The real cost of the 380 is not how much Airbus lost on it but how it siphoned traffic to DXB away fr...

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by Jayafe
Sun Apr 15, 2018 11:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Tim Clark: A380's advantages over twinjets still 'enormous'
Replies: 211
Views: 26312

Re: Tim Clark: A380's advantages over twinjets still 'enormous'

Let's get real, we all know the business case for the A380 did not exist. It was built solely as a "vanity project" as Airbus did not enjoy playing second fiddle to the ICONIC 747...something no Airbus aeroplan will ever be. That is because their products, while marvels of engineering, ar...

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by Jayafe
Sun Apr 15, 2018 2:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Tim Clark: A380's advantages over twinjets still 'enormous'
Replies: 211
Views: 26312

Re: Tim Clark: A380's advantages over twinjets still 'enormous'

jfk777 wrote:
If the A380 is so great then why doesn't EK fly one to Miami daily instead of a 777 to FLL ? Hey such a big airline should be able to fill an A380 to MIA with no problems.


Following your logic, maybe MIA/FLL are just not good enough for the A380 ;)

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by Jayafe
Sat Apr 14, 2018 5:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Since when does the A330neo have better performance than the 787?
Replies: 67
Views: 10699

Re: Since when does the A330neo have better performance than the 787?

neomax wrote:
You guys are overcomplicating this.

787 has better performance.
A330neo is cheaper.


Oversimplifying is not much better.

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by Jayafe
Sat Apr 14, 2018 2:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SQ future expansion in Spain & Portugal
Replies: 10
Views: 1106

Re: SQ expansion in IBERIA

Pepper456 wrote:
Valencia better???


Same than ALC, not a chance.

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by Jayafe
Sat Apr 14, 2018 1:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Tim Clark: A380's advantages over twinjets still 'enormous'
Replies: 211
Views: 26312

Re: Tim Clark: A380's advantages over twinjets still 'enormous'

A380 is the worst for the economy class passengers, chaotic boarding, crowded fish bowl with not enough meal choices, late baggage arrival. Yiha, and even then a huge majority of passengers beg to disagree. Y pax in the A380 (and EK between them) has been claimed by the market as a whole like the b...

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by Jayafe
Sat Apr 14, 2018 1:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAG considering placing a bid for Norwegian
Replies: 227
Views: 28040

Re: IAG considering placing a bid for Norwegian

What kind of antitrust laws are there on the UK? Why should the UK allow one consortium of airlines to dominate the slots at the two busiest airports in London and the UK? I seriously doubt the SEC and the antitrust division of the US Justice department would allow a merger to result in as much mar...

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by Jayafe
Fri Apr 13, 2018 9:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Tim Clark: A380's advantages over twinjets still 'enormous'
Replies: 211
Views: 26312

Re: Tim Clark: A380's advantages over twinjets still 'enormous'

I'm surprised they still keep the bar in the plane. I've been only a few times but it's always been relatively empty up there. Might as well put more seats in that space. Because a few more Y seats will generate more revenue than attracting high yield passengers with amenities? Well, number suggest...

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by Jayafe
Fri Apr 13, 2018 9:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Tim Clark: A380's advantages over twinjets still 'enormous'
Replies: 211
Views: 26312

Re: Tim Clark: A380's advantages over twinjets still 'enormous'

TC has just earned his 0.1% discount in the next order

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by Jayafe
Fri Apr 13, 2018 9:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Russia considering cutting supply of Titanium to Boeing
Replies: 24
Views: 5684

Re: Russia considering cutting supply of Titanium to Boeing

f4f3a wrote:
...While having Russia embargoed would push prices higher. I’m sure Boeing could continue to produce aircraft.


Why wouldn’t it? The problem is how much is Boeing using currently, and how much more the substitute will cost (if available in time)

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by Jayafe
Fri Apr 13, 2018 9:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus shelves A320neo-plus study
Replies: 239
Views: 25755

Re: Airbus shelves A320neo-plus study

You sound a lot like John Leahy when the Dreamliner was announced. It's not that you don't think it will be launched, you just are hoping it won't be :) You mix hate with reality. I don’t see a business case. Boeing doesn’t seem to be able for long to build a business case. Every airline that opens...

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by Jayafe
Fri Apr 13, 2018 11:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAG considering placing a bid for Norwegian
Replies: 227
Views: 28040

Re: IAG considering placing a bid for Norwegian

Yes BA/IB are euro legacies... they get special treatment. Unless the EU wants to play hardball because of Brexit. I don't see why Brexit would have any particular impact on a Spanish company buying a Norwegian one. It may have an impact for all airlines on a British AOC (mainly BA), plus the fact ...

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by Jayafe
Fri Apr 13, 2018 1:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus shelves A320neo-plus study
Replies: 239
Views: 25755

Re: Airbus shelves A320neo-plus study

MOM will happen https://seekingalpha.com/news/3345328-boeing-ceo-sees-4kminus-5k-potential-sales-mid-range-jets?app=1&uprof=75&dr=1#email_link A fact based on a “vision”? Or won’t happen. When they show metal, I’ll believe. Until then it’s just more and more PR trying to get customers hooke...

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by Jayafe
Thu Apr 12, 2018 2:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAG considering placing a bid for Norwegian
Replies: 227
Views: 28040

Re: IAG considering placing a bid for Norwegian

stlgph wrote:
If I'm Bjorn Kos, I'd pick up the phone and call Al-Baker and offer him 4.62% ;)


You mean the owner of 20% of IAG? :?

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by Jayafe
Thu Apr 12, 2018 2:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAG considering placing a bid for Norwegian
Replies: 227
Views: 28040

Re: IAG considering placing a bid for Norwegian

...IAG benefit maybe most of all Norwegian's competitors, if it fade away. It seems that IAG bosses didn't want to wait and see what happen to Norwegian. Bid could bee everything between 200-1000 NOK, if ever happend. Maybe it's still time to buy. :) IAG already played the waiting card with Niki, a...

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by Jayafe
Thu Apr 12, 2018 11:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Can a better way to transport pet be created in aviation world?
Replies: 45
Views: 2502

Re: Can a better way to transport pet be created in aviation world?

No offense dude, but who made you more valuable than any other living being? Just because you think so highly of yourself, or of the scum-human race, doesn't make it a fact. How about severely physically or mentally challenged people, are they of less of "value" to you? What about childre...

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by Jayafe
Thu Apr 12, 2018 11:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAG considering placing a bid for Norwegian
Replies: 227
Views: 28040

Re: IAG Looking into buying Norwegian

...and a new, unknown-to-most brand, Level, for long-haul. Now they will have a loss-making brand with AOCs and subsidiaries in who-knows-how-many countries to integrate into all of this, and try to make sense of it and sell it to the general public. Not that messy. Level has no AOC, already flying...

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by Jayafe
Thu Apr 12, 2018 11:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How many of Emirates' A380s are actually active and flying?
Replies: 58
Views: 12700

Re: How many of Emirates' A380s are actually active and flying?

parapente wrote:
I do hope you realise I was being sarcastic Jayafe...


Didn’t, my bad :white:

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by Jayafe
Thu Apr 12, 2018 9:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future of the A338
Replies: 123
Views: 16103

Re: Future of the A338

seahawk wrote:
...If Boeing is able and willing to keep this up, they can kill the A330NEO.


Yes, they can kill ANY product by dumpling the price. Well, not the 748i, that one not even dumping.

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by Jayafe
Thu Apr 12, 2018 9:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How many of Emirates' A380s are actually active and flying?
Replies: 58
Views: 12700

Re: How many of Emirates' A380s are actually active and flying?

Butts in seats doesn't mean profit. The westbound leg (AKL-DXB) has to take some sort of weight penalty. I'm still not convinced the 380 is the right a/c for some of the routes it's on. EK is never going to admit they may be flying money losing equipment on some routes. They might not, but it's not...

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by Jayafe
Thu Apr 12, 2018 9:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lower-deck passenger sleeping facilities - Is this Airbus' way of making the A330 sell better?
Replies: 47
Views: 8770

Re: Is this Airbus' way of making the A330 sell better?

The A330 seems the perfect candidate for this concept, IMHO. In fact, the A333 does have a rather big underbelly cargo space (33 LD3), but it does hit the MZFW limit earlier than the other aircraft in its class (787-9, 777-200, 340-300, 350-900). Because of this limitation, the ability to carry car...

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by Jayafe
Thu Apr 12, 2018 12:54 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: BA Goes Basic
Replies: 35
Views: 2771

Re: BA Goes Basic

I'm pleased with this. If people want more from their BA experience, then they can pay more for it. Unbundling makes sense both for the consumer and the airline - why should I pay for 20kg of luggage when all I want is a rucksack for a long weekend. There's no longer a place for sentiment or entitl...

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by Jayafe
Wed Apr 11, 2018 10:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Routes from Ireland
Replies: 54
Views: 5645

Re: New Routes from Ireland

winginit wrote:
klm617 wrote:
Detroit should be a given with the new EI A321LR


what possible logic is there for that add?


Your irony/a.net-jokes-detector seems to be faulty, please return to base :airplane:

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by Jayafe
Wed Apr 11, 2018 10:21 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: BA Goes Basic
Replies: 35
Views: 2771

Re: BA Goes Basic

BA, Basic Airways.

Catchy, I like it, eager to see the new livery :stirthepot:

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by Jayafe
Wed Apr 11, 2018 9:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How many of Emirates' A380s are actually active and flying?
Replies: 58
Views: 12700

Re: How many of Emirates' A380s are actually active and flying?

As per Tim Clark, it's more a problem of pilots rather than planes. Actually getting more A380s. The airline is short about 100 to 150 pilots, forcing it to reduce the frequency of some routes to Florida in the United States this summer, Clark said. Chinese carriers in particular were offering extre...

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by Jayafe
Wed Apr 11, 2018 9:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates A380 to have newer cabins.
Replies: 14
Views: 3851

Re: Emirates A380 to have newer cabins.

A new order for the A380 might be on the horizon. https://www.reuters.com/article/us-emirates-airline/emirates-to-exercise-airbus-a380-options-sooner-rather-than-later-idUSKBN1HI272 More birds going to the 2nd hand market after leases finish. With the estimated costs of renovating interiors, not a ...

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by Jayafe
Wed Apr 11, 2018 6:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future of the A338
Replies: 123
Views: 16103

Re: Future of the A338

Less expensive? American Airlines doesn't think so Airbus told Bloomberg last week that its talks with American ended because Boeing's price for the long-haul jets was too low to match. https://www.bizjournals.com/seattle/news/2018/04/06/american-airlines-boeing-787-dreamliners-order.html The bird ...

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by Jayafe
Wed Apr 11, 2018 6:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Can a better way to transport pet be created in aviation world?
Replies: 45
Views: 2502

Re: Can a better way to transport pet be created in aviation world?

airbazar wrote:
...And why would the pet have to take a different flight? After all it has a paid ticket and it should be treated just like any other passenger.


Because a pet is not a passenger, and should not travel in the passenger's cabin.

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by Jayafe
Wed Apr 11, 2018 6:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus shelves A320neo-plus study
Replies: 239
Views: 25755

Re: Airbus shelves A320neo-plus study

boeing737max wrote:
The 797 will happen.


Or not.

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by Jayafe
Wed Apr 11, 2018 5:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus And Boeing 2018 Orders
Replies: 194
Views: 44208

Re: Airbus And Boeing 2018 Orders

SC430 wrote:
I can think of 30 A380 still in the backlog but not in the delivery plan. Shouldn't they be removed from backlog?


Not according to the mentioned standards. But we’ll, maybe they can just do it because of your opinion, of course. How brave is ignorance.

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by Jayafe
Tue Apr 10, 2018 6:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus shelves A320neo-plus study
Replies: 239
Views: 25755

Re: Airbus shelves A320neo-plus study

Hopefully this means they are working on a clean sheet widebody MOM of their own which also replaces the A330-200/800 and an optimised A350-800 to replace the A330-300/900. Yep, working on the replacement of a wide body with +100 ceo deliveries pending, +200 orders for neo (and as many of potential...

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by Jayafe
Tue Apr 10, 2018 5:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Can a better way to transport pet be created in aviation world?
Replies: 45
Views: 2502

Re: Can a better way to transport pet be created in aviation world?

c933103 wrote:
Jayafe wrote:
Fedex?

Fedex do not accept pets according to what I have read


They do if you stuff them first.

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by Jayafe
Tue Apr 10, 2018 3:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lower-deck passenger sleeping facilities - Is this Airbus' way of making the A330 sell better?
Replies: 47
Views: 8770

Re: Is this Airbus' way of making the A330 sell better?

jeffrey0032j wrote:
The Airbus way to making the A330 sell better is to hope for a production snag/battery issue/engine troubles with the 787 so that they can play the availability game.


Which given the quality of design and construction, it's just a matter of time....

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by Jayafe
Tue Apr 10, 2018 3:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus shelves A320neo-plus study
Replies: 239
Views: 25755

Re: Airbus shelves A320neo-plus study

ikolkyo wrote:
Curious as to what happens when Boeing launches the MOM.


You mean IF :roll:

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by Jayafe
Tue Apr 10, 2018 7:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines orders 47 additional 787's (22 788's and 25 789's), cancels A350 order
Replies: 552
Views: 69151

Re: American Airlines orders 47 additional 787's (22 788's and 25 789's), cancels A350 order

The 787-9 parts that will be fitted to the 787-8 won't be to save weight. They are being fitted because they are cheaper to manufacture. You also gain economy of scale by making all models share the same part which would reduce its price. So airlines might end up with planes with (in theory) a lowe...

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by Jayafe
Tue Apr 10, 2018 6:42 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: China announces 25% tariff against some US-built planes
Replies: 164
Views: 8522

Re: China announces 25% tariff against some US-built planes

mham001 wrote:
Will Europe have the balls to follow suit?


Sad times these when a so-called super power country passes laws for a matter of balls. The rest of the world still follows reason instead of testicles. I understand it’s easier than using the brain, but still sad...

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by Jayafe
Tue Apr 10, 2018 6:40 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: China announces 25% tariff against some US-built planes
Replies: 164
Views: 8522

Re: China announces 25% tariff against some US-built planes

mham001 wrote:
Will Europe have the balls to follow suit?


Sad times these when a so-called super power country passes laws for a matter of balls. The rest of the world still follows reason instead of testicles. I understand it’s easier than using the brain, but still sad...

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by Jayafe
Tue Apr 10, 2018 6:39 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: China announces 25% tariff against some US-built planes
Replies: 164
Views: 8522

Re: China announces 25% tariff against some US-built planes

mham001 wrote:
Will Europe have the balls to follow suit?


Sad times these when a so-called super power country passes laws for a matter of balls. The rest of the world still follows reason instead of testicles. I understand it’s easier than using the brain, but still sad...

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by Jayafe
Tue Apr 10, 2018 6:38 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: China announces 25% tariff against some US-built planes
Replies: 164
Views: 8522

Re: China announces 25% tariff against some US-built planes

mham001 wrote:
Will Europe have the balls to follow suit?


Sad times these when a so-called super power country passes laws for a matter of balls. The rest of the world still follows reason instead of testicles. I understand it’s easier than using the brain, but still sad...

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by Jayafe
Tue Apr 10, 2018 2:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: HiFly adding second hand A380s
Replies: 104
Views: 24610

Re: Confirmed: HiFly adding second hand A380s

Planesmart wrote:
While a leasing company will be recorded as leasor (middleman for Airbus and RR) for HiFly lease, Airbus buyback has almost certainly been invoked.


Any base/source for that or just twisting reality based on nothing to make it fit in your bias?

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by Jayafe
Mon Apr 09, 2018 8:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines orders 47 additional 787's (22 788's and 25 789's), cancels A350 order
Replies: 552
Views: 69151

Re: American Airlines orders 47 additional 787's (22 788's and 25 789's), cancels A350 order

Strato2 wrote:
...Something always gives when you travel with Boeing comfort standards...


If it's Boeing, ain't going...

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by Jayafe
Mon Apr 09, 2018 7:43 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Six people in hospital after five separate London stabbings
Replies: 66
Views: 1632

Re: Six people in hospital after five separate London stabbings

First they come for the guns, in the name of safety. Then they come for the knives, in the name of saftey. Next they come for the people that dissent with their view, in the name of safety. Like cattle being led to be slaughtered. People ask, how was it that Hitler, Stalin and Mao were able to comm...

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by Jayafe
Mon Apr 09, 2018 7:38 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: China announces 25% tariff against some US-built planes
Replies: 164
Views: 8522

Re: China announces 25% tariff against some US-built planes

mham001 wrote:
I, for one, feel extremely fortunate that the children of Anet are not dictating policy in Washington.


There is a much childish and dangerous toddler in Washington at the moment dictating policies. No one in the world feels safe.

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by Jayafe
Mon Apr 09, 2018 6:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Infant Hit by Falling PSU on AA 126 HKG-DFW
Replies: 11
Views: 2539

Re: Infant Hit by Falling PSU on AA 126 HKG-DFW

Are the US3 going to implement a decent equipment maintenance (and customer skills for employees now that is mentioned) or will they just keep flying as they are in favour of dollars until a catastrophe happens?

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by Jayafe
Mon Apr 09, 2018 9:00 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: China announces 25% tariff against some US-built planes
Replies: 164
Views: 8522

Re: China announces 25% tariff against some US-built planes

WarRI1 wrote:
I see nothing wrong with that. 500 billion imbalance from one country who is an enemy of this country is more than enough to levy tariffs on them.


1963 called to ask for you to send back his politics view.

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