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by FatCat
Thu May 23, 2019 10:49 am
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: What airline/ travel stuff do you have in your office at work?
Replies: 7
Views: 1173

Re: What airline/ travel stuff do you have in your office at work?

a bag, a calendar and an MD-11 1:400 model, all LH Cargo - all part of a welcome kit of my last business visit at LH Cargo HQ (we're LHC supplier)
an Alitalia Cargo MD-11 poster (we were supplier)
a Saudia Cargo B777 model (we are supplier)
also had a very rare Kalitta Air mug, but I broke it.

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by FatCat
Tue May 21, 2019 2:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Equine Flights
Replies: 28
Views: 2954

Re: Equine Flights

This thread made me think of something: Is there an animal insurance? In the unfortunate event of an accident are those horses insured? Is it common to insure animals? yes it is common. it is also mandatory in some countries for some dog's breeds, and if not mandatory, highly recommended. by the wa...

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by FatCat
Wed May 15, 2019 1:46 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Airliners.net dating
Replies: 83
Views: 6525

Re: Airliners.net dating

- do not swear My wife swears as much as I do (which is a lot). It's 50/50 My fun swearing has been a major turnoff, especially with Catholics I explained myself maybe badly. I was writing about a first date. Since meeting implies having first date. I do swear too - not much, because I don't like t...

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by FatCat
Tue May 07, 2019 1:05 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Airliners.net dating
Replies: 83
Views: 6525

Re: Airliners.net dating

if someone may need advice from an avgeek that has (had) a quite normal intersex life interaction to like to girls you need to - shower (more generally: take care of yourself, you don't need fancy clothes, but let them be clean and not worn out; you don't need fancy car but keep it clean, you don't ...

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by FatCat
Tue May 07, 2019 12:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM, Lufthansa & Finnair using North Korean airspace!?
Replies: 79
Views: 12598

Re: KLM, Lufthansa & Finnair using North Korean airspace!?

johns624 wrote:
Many don't seem to realize the difference between a ballistic missile test and a SAM.

that's also very true

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by FatCat
Tue May 07, 2019 7:18 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Airliners.net dating
Replies: 83
Views: 6525

Re: Airliners.net dating

pay attention girls:

Image

:rotfl:

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by FatCat
Tue May 07, 2019 6:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Thomas Cook Airlines Selling Discussion Thread
Replies: 227
Views: 29940

Re: Lufthansa looking to (re)acquire Condor

But Condor isn't a leisure & charter carrier? (like TUI / Thomas Cook, Neos, etc) I don't think that Condor really can compete with Lufthansa, better, they do not have the same market, right? By the way flights on Condor are scheduled & bookable but AFAIK the majority of passengers are book...

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by FatCat
Fri May 03, 2019 2:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Thomas Cook Airlines Selling Discussion Thread
Replies: 227
Views: 29940

Re: Lufthansa looking to (re)acquire Condor

But Condor isn't a leisure & charter carrier? (like TUI / Thomas Cook, Neos, etc) I don't think that Condor really can compete with Lufthansa, better, they do not have the same market, right? By the way flights on Condor are scheduled & bookable but AFAIK the majority of passengers are booke...

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by FatCat
Mon Apr 29, 2019 2:59 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: FRA Connections
Replies: 14
Views: 988

Re: FRA Connections

I connect in FRA very often, last time BHX-FRA-FLR on LH + EN I missed the plane because of the passport + security checks at FRA. I had 1h 30' time, still didn't get. BHX flight disembarked us at A gates (IIRC, A36) and FLR flight was departing B07, plane was parked on a remote stand. MXP flights o...

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by FatCat
Mon Apr 29, 2019 2:45 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Amsterdam is NOT the most beautiful town in The Netherlands
Replies: 18
Views: 1245

Re: Amsterdam is NOT the most beautiful town in The Netherlands

Amsterdam is nice, but there are smaller towns that are nicer. I haven't found really nice people in The Netherlands, but again, I haven't seen so many places (only Breda, Rotterdam, Helmond, Eindhoven - and of all, mostly ports / airports / taxis / industrial estates / business hotels). Surely I ha...

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by FatCat
Mon Apr 29, 2019 2:38 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: AI completes dispatch with no alternate destination B787 flight
Replies: 42
Views: 5967

Re: AI completes despatch with no alternate destination B787 flight

140 Kgs of fuel even on an efficient B787 are 2 or 3 minutes on the tarmac or maybe 20 minutes of APU...
sounds like a joke to me

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by FatCat
Mon Apr 29, 2019 8:57 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Fighter jets frequently flying over
Replies: 6
Views: 1130

Re: Fighter jets frequently flying over

those were the days - the whole 1997 and two months in 1998 - passing the afternoons with my binocular watching fighters passing low level down the valley over my city. I saw the whole lot - AVAB 31st FW F16s were very common, but also F-15C/Es (from Lakenheat and Bitburg, IIRC), German, Italian and...

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by FatCat
Mon Apr 29, 2019 8:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A319NEO PW First Flight
Replies: 30
Views: 5443

Re: A319NEO PW First Flight

As per A's official IG account, the very first A319N-CJ has made its maiden flight, IIRC some two or three days ago.
I think that the natural evolution of the A319 will be the Neo version, it will be quite easy IMHO, or not?

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by FatCat
Mon Apr 29, 2019 6:55 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Is the 80s generation the last good generation?
Replies: 38
Views: 2881

Re: Is the 80s generation the last good generation?

Sure it is the last good generation.
And 1983 is the last good year.
And 31st of December is the very last good day.
So I'm the very last good guy, apart of someone being born after 8AM, lol

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by FatCat
Mon Apr 29, 2019 6:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FR7411 FAO-EIN diverts to BVA
Replies: 6
Views: 1502

Re: FR7411 FAO-EIN diverts to BVA

Children will cry regardless engines efficiency, given my commercial flights experiences

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by FatCat
Fri Apr 19, 2019 10:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alitalia bankruptcy and selling process discussion thread
Replies: 905
Views: 221123

Re: Alitalia bankruptcy and selling process discussion thread

Blerg wrote:
Anyone know how they performed in 2018? Didn't they manage to record a profit during one of the quarters?

IIRC AZ reduced the lossess from € 1M / day to €900K / day in 2018 thanks to the good yield in South Americans routes. But cannot find a serious source by now, so take this as a rumor.

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by FatCat
Thu Apr 18, 2019 7:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Welcome to 'Cattle Class'
Replies: 114
Views: 19672

Re: Welcome to 'Cattle Class'

this is just a marketing move. we - some more, some less - aviation experts know that those seats have a huge safety issue. pregnant women cannot be seated on those. also infants cannot be carried on parents' laps in case of an evacuation, the wounded / dead uncouncious person on seat C / D will blo...

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by FatCat
Wed Apr 17, 2019 12:59 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: New cop car design graphic too aggressive
Replies: 43
Views: 3399

Re: New cop car design graphic too aggressive

you have to have a lot of time to waste if you take some of it to criticize a police car's livery.
some time ago I had the police's Huracan behind, with lights and sirens, that is an aggressive police car, lol

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by FatCat
Wed Apr 17, 2019 12:53 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Are these contrails alarming?
Replies: 40
Views: 5011

Re: Are these contrails alarming?

we'd better wear our tinfoil hats and destroy Roddy Piper's sunglasses

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by FatCat
Thu Apr 11, 2019 9:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Passenger gets plane to himself
Replies: 77
Views: 13973

Re: Passenger gets plane to himself

lucky you, I've always been on very crowded planes...

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by FatCat
Wed Apr 10, 2019 8:17 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: French deny citizenship to woman who wouldn’t shake hands
Replies: 45
Views: 4748

Re: French deny citizenship to woman who wouldn’t shake hands

LMP737 wrote:
texdravid wrote:
I would also add you better believe in the USA’s free market economic system.


You are naive if you think the USA has a free market system.

It is free maybe because it is not regulated by the Government. But it isn't anywhere near free.

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by FatCat
Wed Apr 10, 2019 7:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair between top 10 European polluters
Replies: 24
Views: 3780

Re: Ryanair between top 10 European polluters

...in other news, here's a news article on The 10 Errors Every Couple Or Single Make Every Day (The Number 4 Is Unbelievable!)

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by FatCat
Tue Apr 09, 2019 9:54 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Best and Worst film adaptation of a book
Replies: 70
Views: 4541

Re: Best and Worst film adaptation of a book

On TV recently they shew a documentary "Jodorowsky's Dune" on the initial movie project. That would have been something. ( the work done up front has permeated most SF Movies after.) ref: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jodorowsky%27s_Dune Which Andromeda Strain movie are you referencing. t...

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by FatCat
Tue Apr 09, 2019 8:09 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Cruise ship passenger in hot water over a gun.
Replies: 15
Views: 2724

Re: Cruise ship passenger in hot water over a gun.

she only wanted to export some democracy

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by FatCat
Tue Apr 09, 2019 8:05 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Best and Worst film adaptation of a book
Replies: 70
Views: 4541

Re: Best and Worst film adaptation of a book

I haven't read any of the Dune books but I did go see the movie with someone who is a huge fan of them and he thought that for what the film did cover, it did a very good job, just that it didn't cover anywhere near enough. He was particularly impressed with the depiction of the Third Stage Navigat...

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by FatCat
Mon Apr 08, 2019 1:06 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Blue Lines matter
Replies: 22
Views: 1618

Re: Blue Lines matter

Pyrex wrote:
"Welcome to New York. Now fuck off."

Isn't this the NYC Tourist Office Official Motto?

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by FatCat
Mon Apr 08, 2019 1:03 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Best and Worst film adaptation of a book
Replies: 70
Views: 4541

Re: Best and Worst film adaptation of a book

Agree on The Andromeda Strain . I re-readed the book on my recent business trip. By the time I boarded the plane in FLR, during the flight tu MUC and then from MUC to DUS I readed about 75%. I've readed the remaining 25% while waiting in DUS... Movie was also well made. Have it in the DVD player rig...

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by FatCat
Mon Apr 08, 2019 12:56 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 80's Bands Currently Circulating on Your Playlists
Replies: 38
Views: 3248

Re: 80's Bands Currently Circulating on Your Playlists

- Duran Duran
- Spandau Ballet
- Depeche Mode
- The Cure
- Pulp
- Marillion

Have aslo

- Whitesnake (some songs only)
- Dire Straits (Discography)
- Iron Maiden (Powerslave, Piece of Mind, The number of the Beast, Seventh Son of a Seventh Son)

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by FatCat
Mon Apr 08, 2019 12:49 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Blue Lines matter
Replies: 22
Views: 1618

Re: Blue Lines matter

einsteinboricua wrote:
Our resident fashionista and public transportation expert will disagree and say that Pink Lines Matter more.

And they will point out that Pink Lines Tickets cost 20% less than Blue Lines Tickets.

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by FatCat
Mon Apr 08, 2019 12:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Italian EI a/c registration
Replies: 14
Views: 2306

Re: Italian EI a/c registration

I think it is a consequence of the merge between Alitalia and Air One some years ago. Air One established an Irish Leasing Company, AP Fleets, taking advantage of the convenient Irish tax environment. After the merge, Alitalia sold all or most of its planes to AP Fleets and leased them back. It´s a...

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by FatCat
Mon Apr 08, 2019 12:34 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: What's it like flying Lufthansa from Dublin to Frankfurt in Economy Class?
Replies: 16
Views: 7198

Re: What's it like flying Lufthansa from Dublin to Frankfurt in Economy Class?

So I returned from my weekly business trip. Both on LH2014 and LH77 there was no business class middle seat occupied. So I asked the same question to two FAs on those flights, and they said me that normally, like you pointed out, the middle business seat is not occupied - in fact, on LH77, most of t...

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by FatCat
Mon Apr 08, 2019 12:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordwind (IATA: N4) ETOPS operations suspended
Replies: 13
Views: 3512

Re: Nordwind (IATA: N4) ETOPS operations suspended

Anyway, this is a serious issue. Airplanes are machines that require a lot of precise maintenance. We do know - suppose, better - that in the Soviet Union maintenance wasn't up to western standards. But now the iron courtain's fallen - since a long time - and Russian Federation is - is becoming, bet...

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by FatCat
Mon Apr 01, 2019 1:06 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: What's it like flying Lufthansa from Dublin to Frankfurt in Economy Class?
Replies: 16
Views: 7198

Re: What's it like flying Lufthansa from Dublin to Frankfurt in Economy Class?

I know EJets have no middle seat - maybe I did explain myself badly. I saw and I sat in the middle seat in Business on LH's A321s / A320s. Anyway, I am booked tomorrow on LH2014 MUC-DUS (A321) and Thursday on LH077 DUS-FRA (A319), if the seats are occupied I'll take a photo - or try to do so, it's n...

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by FatCat
Mon Apr 01, 2019 12:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordwind (IATA: N4) ETOPS operations suspended
Replies: 13
Views: 3512

Nordwind (IATA: N4) ETOPS operations suspended

Russia restricts Nordwind Airlines’ ETOPS operations over safety concerns. 25 March 2019 The Russian Federal Air Transport Agency (Rosaviatsiya) restricted Nordwind Airlines’ ETOPS operations over safety concerns. The agency cancelled the airline’s special permits for flights using the ETOPS rules ...

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by FatCat
Mon Apr 01, 2019 12:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A330 and A340 Write-off/Retirement/Scrap Thread - 2019
Replies: 57
Views: 16460

Re: A330 and A340 Write-off/Retirement/Scrap Thread - 2019

A340-541 748 I-TALY Aeronautica Militare Italiana at FCO 28mar19 in basic cs prior return to lessor ex A6-EHA Source: https://www.skyliner-aviation.de/regdb.main?LC=nav4&page=2 Italy's ultmate delusion de grandeur . I had enthusiastic and angry feelings about this plane. Enthusiastic as an avia...

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by FatCat
Thu Mar 28, 2019 11:31 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Need To Cut Back On Sugary Drinks
Replies: 41
Views: 2551

Re: The Need To Cut Back On Sugary Drinks

I am amazed everytime in the US, a bottle (or a can) of Coke (or every other soda - btw, how many types of soda you have there? a thausand brands?) costs less than a bottle of water. Not literally less, but IIRC at a vending machine in a subway station a bottle of coke was like, $ 2,- and a bottle o...

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by FatCat
Wed Mar 27, 2019 3:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AR A330 hit by tug at FCO
Replies: 9
Views: 3257

Re: AR A330 hit by tug at FCO

classic Rome, you leave your plane parked, get a coffe and a cig, come back and it has a dent and no more stereo.

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by FatCat
Wed Mar 27, 2019 3:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EA (v3.0) site updated; new livery revealed
Replies: 46
Views: 7641

Re: EA (v3.0) site updated; new livery revealed

The website isn't working for me. Can someone post a picture since this is a thread about a livery. Cheers, AA1818 Same problem. I'm attempting to access from the Bahamas, which may be part of the problem. I clicked on the link at 0615 CDT (Dallas/Fort Worth time) this morning ... and the link appe...

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by FatCat
Wed Mar 27, 2019 9:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH to order 100 B737MAX or A320NEO next year
Replies: 211
Views: 34833

Re: LH to order 100 B737MAX or A320NEO next year

I don't see any B737Max coming to LH-G.
As I don't see any B787... oh wait, they bought some in fact.

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by FatCat
Thu Mar 21, 2019 9:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American A321NEO Cabin Shots
Replies: 106
Views: 17617

Re: American A321NEO Cabin Shots

these new interior led lights are very nice.
but when is it used this "party mode"?

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by FatCat
Thu Mar 21, 2019 8:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alitalia bankruptcy and selling process discussion thread
Replies: 905
Views: 221123

Re: Alitalia bankruptcy and selling process discussion thread

Can they "afford" it? This transaction is almost certainly money thrown away based on history. The only question for DL is whether they can use the leverage such an ownership stake would grant them to suck the money back another way...such as taking over all the AZ Italy-USA flights. If D...

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by FatCat
Tue Mar 19, 2019 3:21 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: What's it like flying Lufthansa from Dublin to Frankfurt in Economy Class?
Replies: 16
Views: 7198

Re: What's it like flying Lufthansa from Dublin to Frankfurt in Economy Class?

On many EU flights I've flown, middle seats were occupied also in Business...

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by FatCat
Mon Mar 18, 2019 2:11 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: JetBlue becoming desperate?
Replies: 33
Views: 9031

Re: JetBlue becoming desperate?

Lately I am being bombarded with emails from JetBlue in the style of "Book Now and Get XYZ". Almost every other day an email begging me to book. The amount of emails are significantly more than before. Is JetBlue becoming desperate? Are regular bookings that horrible? On a side note: I am...

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by FatCat
Mon Mar 18, 2019 1:04 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: JetBlue becoming desperate?
Replies: 33
Views: 9031

Re: JetBlue becoming desperate?

airbazar wrote:
This is why I don't give my real email address to any business. Too much spam.

This is very smart, given that in most of cases boarding passes are sent by e-mail

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by FatCat
Mon Mar 18, 2019 8:02 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Washington Measles Outbreak
Replies: 55
Views: 3787

Re: Washington Measles Outbreak

are vaccines for children free in the US?
or are also covered by the medical insurance?

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by FatCat
Mon Mar 18, 2019 7:58 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Bucket List
Replies: 20
Views: 1519

Re: Bucket List

Lucky you.
Every Country I visit what I see are, in order:
- airport
- taxi
- some corporate offices
- some restaurant
- some business hotel
- airport
but if I'm lucky enough I can see something from the taxi.

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by FatCat
Mon Mar 18, 2019 7:51 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Your Top 3 Sci-Fi films
Replies: 44
Views: 2043

Re: Your Top 3 Sci-Fi films

As a kid favorites, all Mars related it seems... Robinson Crusoe on Mars Invaders From Mars War of the Worlds I remember watching "Invaders From Mars" when I was very young - was on at around 10:30 on a Saturday night and my parents let me stay up to watch it. Scared the living bejesus ou...

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by FatCat
Thu Mar 14, 2019 9:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Obscure airlines chartered for 737 Max grounding
Replies: 53
Views: 11359

Re: Obscure airlines chartered for 737 Max grounding

poor IG.
they were so happy about their new MAX8.
but they had "the long eye"!
they didn't leave 3 brand new planes parked in all white livery for lack of money no! they already knew it will be grounded!

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