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by Dieuwer
Fri May 24, 2019 6:50 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: EU elections
Replies: 146
Views: 4239

Re: EU elections

Congratulations to Frans Timmermans for winning an honest and positively run contest. I assume Dutchy must be elated.

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by Dieuwer
Fri May 24, 2019 6:43 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Anti-abortion wave across America
Replies: 304
Views: 11043

Re: Anti-abortion wave across America

Do you guys really believe that BS? I've been assuming this whole time the US population can't possibly be that gullible.... I kind of figure though it's more of some mindless drivel to get y'all worked up into a frothing rage even though you know it's not true. Average IQ of Americans ranks below ...

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by Dieuwer
Thu May 23, 2019 4:19 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Anti-abortion wave across America
Replies: 304
Views: 11043

Re: Anti-abortion wave across America

While I am on the fence with this whole pro life vs pro choice shebabble, I don't think the viability of the fetus is a good argument for pro choice. Technically a lot of things are not viable. People in comas are not viable, brain dead people are not viable, heck, if you want to push it, you sleep...

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by Dieuwer
Wed May 22, 2019 7:18 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Avenatti arrested for extortion & more to come
Replies: 48
Views: 2570

Re: Avenatti arrested for extortion & more to come

" Attorney Michael Avenatti charged with defrauding Stormy Daniels " Michael Avenatti, the attorney who rocketed to fame through his representation of porn star Stormy Daniels in her battles with President Donald Trump, was charged Wednesday with ripping her off. https://www.marketwatch.co...

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by Dieuwer
Wed May 22, 2019 1:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 462
Views: 64539

Re: JetBlue Network Thread - 2019

adamh8297 wrote:
Dieuwer wrote:

Perhaps we have to admit that the US market is saturated at the moment and there aren't any more underserved cities.


SAT/MSN/SDF would disagree with you.


If true, then what's the wait for. Those towns have been around for a while ;)

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by Dieuwer
Wed May 22, 2019 12:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 462
Views: 64539

Re: JetBlue Network Thread - 2019

Some LF from Jan/Feb. I have question about some of these numbers since all of them show more than 150 passengers per flight by a good margin. Sometimes, JetBlue does overestimate capacity on A320s. Given that I don't know which ones are reconfigured, I can't make djustments. So beware that these n...

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by Dieuwer
Tue May 21, 2019 10:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 462
Views: 64539

Re: JetBlue Network Thread - 2019

Bad luck perhaps? When I was at the inaugural BOS-PSP flight back in February, the plane was not packed but not completely empty either. However, I think the issue was the horrific weather in Palm Springs. We landed just after the area was soaked by a severe rain storm. Several roads were washed aw...

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by Dieuwer
Tue May 21, 2019 6:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 462
Views: 64539

Re: JetBlue Network Thread - 2019

Things to observe here is that BOS-PSP looks pretty bad. And same with BOS-BUR. I'm not surprised if PSP doesn't come back. It seems to even effect JFK-PSP LF. Bad luck perhaps? When I was at the inaugural BOS-PSP flight back in February, the plane was not packed but not completely empty either. Ho...

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by Dieuwer
Tue May 21, 2019 6:25 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russia to pay Greenpeace for damages they caused
Replies: 16
Views: 1531

Re: Russia to pay Greenpeace for damages they caused

https://www.npostart.nl/floortje-en-de- ... _101390058
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The Dutch Government did a great job getting justice for Greenpeace and not bowing to Russian blackmail.

For our Dutch understanding a.netters a video about the work of the Dutch Ambassador in Moscow: https://www.npostart.nl/floortje-en-de- ... _101390058

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by Dieuwer
Tue May 21, 2019 5:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 975
Views: 125570

Re: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019

That revolutionary expansion of the MBTA was called the 2024 Summer Olympics which we voted against :) Revolutionary money grab, you mean. Lost in all the political posturing at the time was the real fact that every Olympics ever organized in the U.S. has been a financial success and they left a le...

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by Dieuwer
Tue May 21, 2019 4:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 975
Views: 125570

Re: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019

A bus straight from Watertown to the terminals would be nice :)

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by Dieuwer
Tue May 21, 2019 4:00 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Anti-abortion wave across America
Replies: 304
Views: 11043

Re: Anti-abortion wave across America

How does "adoption" come into the debate about abortion? It seems you never hear about it in this context.
If the "unborn" is unwanted and there is an option for adoption and the mother willing, why not go that road?

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by Dieuwer
Tue May 21, 2019 2:29 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Anti-abortion wave across America
Replies: 304
Views: 11043

Re: Anti-abortion wave across America

I bet these laws have nothing to do with "saving lives", but everything to do with White, Straight, Heterosexual Men (WSHM) playing boss over women. And since the majority (62%) of abortions are performed on African-American women (https://www.wsfa.com/2019/05/17/alabama-abortion-law-grab...

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by Dieuwer
Tue May 21, 2019 2:24 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Anti-abortion wave across America
Replies: 304
Views: 11043

Re: Anti-abortion wave across America

I bet these laws have nothing to do with "saving lives", but everything to do with White, Straight, Heterosexual Men (WSHM) playing boss over women. And since the majority (62%) of abortions are performed on African-American women (https://www.wsfa.com/2019/05/17/alabama-abortion-law-grabs...

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by Dieuwer
Tue May 21, 2019 2:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 975
Views: 125570

Re: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019

airbazar wrote:
That revolutionary expansion of the MBTA was called the 2024 Summer Olympics which we voted against :)


Revolutionary money grab, you mean.

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by Dieuwer
Mon May 20, 2019 6:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 975
Views: 125570

Re: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019

*B6 MEX is still not doing well, first full month pulled in a 54.96% 67.63% outbound and 42% inbound. Thanks as always! Also B6 BOS-HAV was 57%. It is the first month and usually the first return flight back on these seasonals (HAV-BOS) is light. December should be better but the BOS-HAV leg was on...

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by Dieuwer
Mon May 20, 2019 12:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 975
Views: 125570

Re: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019

Central America - Month: Cent Am Region managed 34K pax on 46k seats and 313 flights for an average of 74.07%. Note in Massport numbers, I believe B6's counts go to Caribbean, not Central America. Route Rankings (top 5) B6 - CUN #1 with 86.91% on 7K pax and 130 per flight DL - CUN - #2 with 83.45% ...

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by Dieuwer
Fri May 17, 2019 2:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 975
Views: 125570

Re: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019

I had a look at Christmas holidays fares to Mexico, and for whatever reason they are sky high compared to last season. Preliminary load factors seem also very good. I suppose the economy is doing great and everyone in the Boston area decided to go to Mexico this year?? I find international fares to...

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by Dieuwer
Thu May 16, 2019 7:11 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Anti-abortion wave across America
Replies: 304
Views: 11043

Re: Anti-abortion wave across America

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dolle_Mina

The text written on their stomachs translates roughly as: "Boss Over our Own Bellies".
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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dolle_Mina

The text written on their stomachs translates roughly as: "Boss Over our Own Bellies".

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by Dieuwer
Thu May 16, 2019 6:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 975
Views: 125570

Re: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019

I had a look at Christmas holidays fares to Mexico, and for whatever reason they are sky high compared to last season. Preliminary load factors seem also very good. I suppose the economy is doing great and everyone in the Boston area decided to go to Mexico this year??

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by Dieuwer
Wed May 15, 2019 6:07 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: US Infrastructure Issues - how to get them fixed given the budget issues?
Replies: 55
Views: 3858

Re: US Infrastructure Issues - how to get them fixed given the budget issues?

First, cut graft, waste and corruption. You will find billions right there.
Secondly, politicians should be made personally liable for the policies they implement.
Thirdly, if all of the above is implemented, then think about the revenue and expense accounts.

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by Dieuwer
Tue May 14, 2019 1:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 975
Views: 125570

Re: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019

On the flip side every time I see the NY Jets plane at BOS I think to myself "wow JetBlue, do you even understand Boston?!" I had that plane on PVD-MCO once.... the pilot apologized for the aircraft assignment but assured us the tires were fully inflated... a mixture of laughs and groans ...

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by Dieuwer
Mon May 13, 2019 1:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WestJet acquired by Onex in $5-billion deal
Replies: 96
Views: 17691

Re: WestJet acquired by Onex in $5-billion deal

There is only ONE reason a private equity firm is buying WestJet: TO MAKE A QUICK BUCK. I expect the following scenario: 1) Sell of non-performing assets. 2) Load up WestJet will billions of debt 3) Get a positive investment return as soon as possible ($10B minimum) 4) Sell airline back to market, h...

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by Dieuwer
Sun May 12, 2019 2:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 462
Views: 64539

Re: JetBlue Network Thread - 2019

they started this year in February I think. And they haven't loaded Feb 2020 schedule in yet. Would be a strange short season then: February - April?? Pretty typical for places like PSP and TUS - very short season, sure, but Jan/Feb-Apr are the peak peak seasons for snowbirds in Arizona and Califor...

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by Dieuwer
Sun May 12, 2019 2:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 462
Views: 64539

Re: JetBlue Network Thread - 2019

tphuang wrote:
Dieuwer wrote:
Looks like B6 pulled the plug on BOS-PSP. I don't see it in the schedule anymore, not even as a seasonal flight.

they started this year in February I think. And they haven't loaded Feb 2020 schedule in yet.


Would be a strange short season then: February - April??

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by Dieuwer
Sat May 11, 2019 10:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 462
Views: 64539

Re: JetBlue Network Thread - 2019

Looks like B6 pulled the plug on BOS-PSP. I don't see it in the schedule anymore, not even as a seasonal flight.

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by Dieuwer
Sat May 11, 2019 4:33 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: How do you even make friends in today's age.
Replies: 62
Views: 4844

Re: How do you even make friends in today's age.

If making friends is hard, going on a date is apparently harder. So I did last night. We went to see art, listened to music and had something to eat. I really had a great time. But in the end I wanted to leave it at that I just go home by myself. Basically, be friends and not lovers. Let's say that ...

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by Dieuwer
Fri May 10, 2019 4:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Report: BER Oct 2020 opening on shaky grounds
Replies: 46
Views: 6389

Re: Report: BER Oct 2020 opening on shaky grounds

In the mean time, New Istanbul Airport is open and running. :D

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by Dieuwer
Fri May 10, 2019 12:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 975
Views: 125570

Re: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019

Article on DY BOS-MAD launch on anna.aero - Surprisingly they did not cover the BOS-FCO launch. https://www.anna.aero/2019/05/08/norwegian-brings-spanish-flair-to-boston-market/ They gave an interesting nugget of information concerning Top 5 connecting destinations for IB with BOS-MAD. 1) BCN but t...

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by Dieuwer
Thu May 09, 2019 6:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 975
Views: 125570

Re: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019

I'm in the middle of revamping my analysis to a daily version because the difference in days is quite startling as to the usage, the only piece i won't be picking up is the B6 usage for domestic departures from those gates. Fun fact, on my recent departure to MCO, I was listening in to a B6 pilot t...

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by Dieuwer
Wed May 08, 2019 7:30 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: EU elections
Replies: 146
Views: 4239

Re: EU elections

Isn't that what we have at the moment? Officially, no. Look at Hungary, they have chosen not to participate and the EU can't make them. So it is all voluntar y, like with most things in the EU. ...which is the main problem with the EU. First of all, it takes ages to come to any sort of compromise. ...

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by Dieuwer
Wed May 08, 2019 7:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 975
Views: 125570

Re: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019

adamh8297 wrote:
Dieuwer wrote:
In fact, it is strange to consider that from BOS, only CDG, FCO, LIS, LON and MAD have competition, while FRA, MUC, and ZRH are monopolies.


The latter three are less "touristy" especially when compared to the other 5.


I guess it is not surprising as FRA and ZRH are bankster towns ;)

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by Dieuwer
Tue May 07, 2019 8:36 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: How do you even make friends in today's age.
Replies: 62
Views: 4844

Re: How do you even make friends in today's age.

Because it is all about being egocentric, selfish, and narcissistic for the current generation. No generation has been as self-absorbed as the Millennials, taking selfies (of themselves) 24/7. The increase in secularism also adds to this issue. Whereas in the past, more people were religious and we...

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by Dieuwer
Tue May 07, 2019 7:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 975
Views: 125570

Re: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019

Any thoughts on Norwegian and LEVEL expanding from BOS? Seems like AMS, ATH, MUC, VIE could use low-cost non-stop premium carrier connection to BOS.
In fact, it is strange to consider that from BOS, only CDG, DUB, FCO, LIS, LON and MAD have competition, while FRA, IST, MUC, and ZRH are monopolies.

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by Dieuwer
Tue May 07, 2019 1:52 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: How do you even make friends in today's age.
Replies: 62
Views: 4844

Re: How do you even make friends in today's age.

Because it is all about being egocentric, selfish, and narcissistic for the current generation. No generation has been as self-absorbed as the Millennials, taking selfies (of themselves) 24/7. The increase in secularism also adds to this issue. Whereas in the past, more people were religious and wen...

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by Dieuwer
Mon May 06, 2019 7:11 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: A Hero.
Replies: 18
Views: 2057

Re: A Hero.

ROTC: Riley Howell to be buried with full military honors. https://www.cbsnews.com/news/uncc-victim-who-died-trying-to-stop-shooter-will-be-buried-with-military-honors-2019-05-04/ These 30,000 people should write to their congressman demanding that politics acts to stop these kind of things. That w...

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by Dieuwer
Mon May 06, 2019 7:05 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Social Network sites asking for real identity
Replies: 25
Views: 1353

Re: Social Network sites asking for real identity

You can easily beat the requirement for real names by using a real name. Just not your real name. If you use the name "Boeing Lover 123", of course they're going kick you, but if you use Dennis Muilenburg when your name is Guillaume Faury it's not going to be a big problem. Some sites act...

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by Dieuwer
Mon May 06, 2019 6:59 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Georgia councilman says interracial marriage is ‘just not the way a Christian is supposed to live’
Replies: 29
Views: 1761

Re: Georgia councilman says interracial marriage is ‘just not the way a Christian is supposed to live’

Gotta love Wikipedia Edits: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hoschton,_Georgia " The mayor, Theresa Kenerly, is a racist.[5]" But yeah, that's some good 'ol Georgia for you. To think that that's more or less an exurbs of Atlanta (instead of some s**thole town in the middle of nowhere) does s...

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by Dieuwer
Mon May 06, 2019 6:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 975
Views: 125570

Re: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019

Low loads on SK indeed. Maybe it will work better as a seasonal flight? Not so sure, loads have been pretty bad all year, I think a frequency reduction is in order, just too much capacity for the route. DY did ok when they were on the route, but they only flew 1-2 weekly at most. Is this just refle...

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by Dieuwer
Mon May 06, 2019 1:46 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Another anti-gay Republican photoed with male partner
Replies: 114
Views: 8191

Re: Another anti-gay Republican photoed with male partner

I despise hypocrites.

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by Dieuwer
Mon May 06, 2019 1:40 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Transgender athletes in sport
Replies: 102
Views: 4710

Re: Transgender athletes in sport

That's what you get when sport gets taken over by commerce and big money. It now all is about "winning" and "classifications". And in order to insure that "the right person" get the prize and the sponsors the big billion dollar payout, athletes need to be placed in &quo...

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by Dieuwer
Mon May 06, 2019 1:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 975
Views: 125570

Re: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019

I was listening on NPR about proposals for high-speed trains from Boston to Springfield in Western Mass. This might hurt ORH , if built, but it would be a great boost for Central and Western Mass. Those trial balloons go up in the air every other year or so. I am still waiting for the promised rail...

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by Dieuwer
Mon May 06, 2019 1:17 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Why do people still believe in God?
Replies: 233
Views: 14280

Re: Why do people still believe in God?

It is all about "Excuses", "Motives", and "Explanations" in the world we live in. If there is no scientific explanation for something (at that moment in time), then it is easy to say that some sort of "invisible power" is the cause of that something. Often, th...

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by Dieuwer
Sun May 05, 2019 10:03 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Social Network sites asking for real identity
Replies: 25
Views: 1353

Re: Social Network sites asking for real identity

#DeleteFacebook

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by Dieuwer
Sat May 04, 2019 11:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alitalia bankruptcy and selling process discussion thread
Replies: 905
Views: 221145

Re: Alitalia bankruptcy and selling process discussion thread

Did the EU already rule on the "Illegal State Aid" thingy?

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by Dieuwer
Fri May 03, 2019 10:24 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 6: Encore un moment Monsieur le Bourreau
Replies: 807
Views: 51468

Re: Brexit part 6: Encore un moment Monsieur le Bourreau

Looks like pro-BREXIT parties lost and REMAIN parties won in the latest local elections. https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-politics-48142181 It is refreshing to hear a politician speak unambiguously: Every vote for the Liberal Democrats was a vote for stopping Brexit Yes obviously, the LibDems are quite ...

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by Dieuwer
Fri May 03, 2019 10:21 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 6: Encore un moment Monsieur le Bourreau
Replies: 807
Views: 51468

Re: Brexit part 6: Encore un moment Monsieur le Bourreau

https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-politics-48142181

It is refreshing to hear a politician speak unambiguously:
Sir Vince wrote:
Every vote for the Liberal Democrats was a vote for stopping Brexit
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Looks like pro-BREXIT parties lost and REMAIN parties won in the latest local elections.

https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-politics-48142181

It is refreshing to hear a politician speak unambiguously:

Sir Vince wrote:
Every vote for the Liberal Democrats was a vote for stopping Brexit

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by Dieuwer
Fri May 03, 2019 6:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 462
Views: 64539

Re: JetBlue Network Thread - 2019

Would you not expect BA - and to a smaller extend DL - swap a big bird for a 787 or A220? No way BA will keep flying those gas guzzlers while taking a revenue hit. If you repeatedly create a sensation or feeling of ripping people off, the moment that customers have an option to travel in a similar e...

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by Dieuwer
Fri May 03, 2019 3:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 975
Views: 125570

Re: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019

EK77WNH wrote:
Do you think there will be a price war if B6 is forced to choose a place other than LHR or LGW?


I hope so! :D
Business class airfare is outrageous as it is, considering the relatively short distance to LON.

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