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by vfw614
Wed Jun 13, 2018 10:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair Southend Base
Replies: 27
Views: 2911

Re: Ryanair Southend Base

The listed 13 detinations acocunt for 45 weekly departures, not the "over 55" mentione in the press release. So I assume another 2-4 destinations are still in the pipeline.

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by vfw614
Sun Jun 03, 2018 5:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: HAM power outage & all flights cancelled as of now
Replies: 42
Views: 6226

Re: HAM power outage & all flights cancelled as of now

I suppose they are not allowed to rely on the back-up for a prolonged time as long as they have no idea how and when the main system can be fixed.

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by vfw614
Sun Jun 03, 2018 2:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: HAM power outage & all flights cancelled as of now
Replies: 42
Views: 6226

Re: HAM power outage & all flights cancelled as of now

Various flights are shown as diverted - where have they diverted to? HAJ, BRE, SXF, FMO?

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by vfw614
Thu May 31, 2018 12:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Midwest Express files with SEC in first step toward official comeback
Replies: 97
Views: 9268

Re: Midwest Express files with SEC in first step toward official comeback

Also interesting to note that in the poll provided by the article, "Do you think Midwest Express can be successful in its comeback?"... 74% voted yes. Sure, 281 isn't the largest sample size. But talk about high optimism... which is no where to be found on A.net of course. :lol: Not only ...

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by vfw614
Fri May 25, 2018 7:43 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airports With Highest Proportion of Transit Pax
Replies: 46
Views: 7119

Re: Airports With Highest Proportion of Transit Pax

Difficult topic. As Frankfurt has been mentioned, a lot of "O&D" pax are in fact transfer pax because they conncet to a high speed rail train at FRA to a destination that 20 years ago was served exclusively with flight connections via FRA. Some of there pax are self-connecting, others ...

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by vfw614
Mon May 14, 2018 6:15 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: EW Chaos in CGN on May 13, 2018
Replies: 4
Views: 514

Re: EW Chaos in CGN on May 13, 2018

There was a thunderstorm in the area (well, in large parts of western and northern Germany - just google the news) yesterday afternoon, with an official severe weather warning in place. Approx. a dozen flights at CGN had to be cancelled as a result.

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by vfw614
Mon May 14, 2018 8:29 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: They fly there??
Replies: 44
Views: 2739

Re: They fly there??

A route here in my area that I always found surprising is DUS-NTE. It has been around now for more than 25 years and was started by Régional Airlines on Jetstream 31s. Nowadays, it sometimes has CRKs scheduled. Quite surprising given the relative lack of services from French regional airports to Ger...

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by vfw614
Mon May 14, 2018 8:14 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Longest Q400 Flight (as of 2017)
Replies: 59
Views: 10908

Re: Longest Q400 Flight (as of 2017)

As others have mentioned, Eurowingsh ave started to use their "inherited" Q400s on some fairly long routes from Dusseldorf, e.g. Dusseldorf - Mostar. On a larger scale, I assume that airbaltic indeed is the most relevant airline in that context. They have quite a few fairly long Q400 route...

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by vfw614
Fri May 11, 2018 4:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA gate agent asks nursing mom "How many boobs do you have"
Replies: 73
Views: 9169

Re: AA gate agent asks nursing mom "How many boobs do you have"

... the lady in question needed a breast pump (usually carried in a special case) and with that comes the need to have a cooler bag and various other equipment, e.g. feedings bottles. ... For what nefarious purpose would you need a "breast pump" when traveling with your breast fed kid? Yo...

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by vfw614
Fri May 11, 2018 1:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA gate agent asks nursing mom "How many boobs do you have"
Replies: 73
Views: 9169

Re: AA gate agent asks nursing mom "How many boobs do you have"

How many bags does one need for breastfeeding? I'm not saying the supervisor didn't do the wrong thing, but that's what diaper bags are for. Apparently you have not read the article and have not been involved in the breastfeeding business at close range either. On top of the usual diaper bag, the l...

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by vfw614
Fri May 11, 2018 11:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA gate agent asks nursing mom "How many boobs do you have"
Replies: 73
Views: 9169

Re: AA gate agent asks nursing mom "How many boobs do you have"

Nobody says anything, because we all now all it takes to be taken off the flight is to piss the bitch with any remark so that she singles you out for being a "dangerous customer" That's the point. Customer Service Agents have been allowed to become Customer Scaring Agents because nobody d...

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by vfw614
Thu May 03, 2018 11:57 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Official: Dutch government buys a 737BBJ as Fokker 70 replacement
Replies: 62
Views: 12291

Re: Official: Dutch government buys a 737BBJ as Fokker 70 replacement

I guess the grey sort of symbolizes that it is a military plane as well, not just an expensive toy for the royal family and top government brass.

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by vfw614
Thu May 03, 2018 10:54 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: So what IF Trump had an affair with Stormy Daniels
Replies: 304
Views: 10305

Re: So what IF Trump had an affair with Stormy Daniels

As we learned the other day, Trump also wrote up the medical records published before the election as he dictated them to his now disgraced medical adviser. So probably he also has some lawyers who will be his mouthpiece whatever he says and put dirty money before profesisonal ethics.

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by vfw614
Thu May 03, 2018 7:38 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: So what IF Trump had an affair with Stormy Daniels
Replies: 304
Views: 10305

Re: So what IF Trump had an affair with Stormy Daniels

Just saw an interesting summary of boasts Trump made in public and what the true facts were by his own admittance once he was aksed about them when deposed. Incredilbe.

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by vfw614
Fri Apr 27, 2018 3:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 'Flying Under the Influence' charges against Air Transat Pilots dropped.
Replies: 21
Views: 3467

Re: 'Flying Under the Influence' charges against Air Transat Pilots dropped.

The Police & laboratory evidence proves they were drunk. The Court dismissed the case, not because they were sober, but because of procedural irregularities. Criminal procedure is extremely formalized, and for a good reason that is. If it is in the procedural rules that a sample must be made av...

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by vfw614
Fri Apr 27, 2018 3:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Major order for the SSJ
Replies: 44
Views: 11567

Re: Major order for the SSJ

Not sure if massive orders like 100 airframes would do any good - would Sukhoi be able to ramp up production to reliably fulfil such massive orders?

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by vfw614
Thu Apr 26, 2018 7:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue to announce new destinations today 4/25
Replies: 133
Views: 18170

Re: JetBlue to announce new destinations today 4/25

Talking about Steamboat Springs proper - with a 4.452ft long runway @ 6.682ft altitude, is there any turboprop aircraft around other than the DHC7 that could lift a reasonable load out of SBS to the nearest hub? E.g. the proposed ATR42-600 STOL?

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by vfw614
Fri Apr 13, 2018 10:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lower-deck passenger sleeping facilities - Is this Airbus' way of making the A330 sell better?
Replies: 49
Views: 9515

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

Why all the negative comments? We are not talking about the development of a new aircraft, but just a container module that can be installed downstairs to make use of otherwise empty space resulting from an aircraft that is weight- rather than space-restricted in the cargo department. With relativel...

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by vfw614
Tue Apr 10, 2018 7:20 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: FBI Raids Trump's Lawyer & GOP Deputy Finance Chair Michael Cohen
Replies: 121
Views: 3038

Re: FBI Raids Trump's Lawyer & GOP Deputy Finance Chair Michael Cohen

Looks like a catch 22 - either Trump did not know so that Cohen settled without the consent of a client. Or Trump knew so that Cohen paid off his clients debt which would be raising professional ethics questions as well.

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by vfw614
Sat Apr 07, 2018 9:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines orders 47 additional 787's (22 788's and 25 789's), cancels A350 order
Replies: 565
Views: 74389

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

When there are only 2 providers and pissing off one would mean paying higher prices as an alternative, your market logic fails dramatically. The customer is not always right (I know this is hard to understand from a US pov), specially in situations like this one. AA is indeed an Airbus customer, bu...

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by vfw614
Sat Apr 07, 2018 12:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines orders 47 additional 787's (22 788's and 25 789's), cancels A350 order
Replies: 565
Views: 74389

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

So what is the offset-deal? Unless Boeing pays for the lost Airbus deposits, it would be crazy not to cut a deal with Airbus in which the A350 order is replaced with a sizeable narrowbody order for A32Xs.

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by vfw614
Thu Apr 05, 2018 8:08 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What is the busiest airport with no jetways?
Replies: 28
Views: 3408

Re: What is the busiest airport with no jetways?

NAP has to be up there. Pretty busy especially in the summer - and no jet bridges! Did they have some in the past? There are three finger-like structures extending from the terminal lacking the element that would connect to the aircraft itself. https://www.google.com/maps/place/Aeroporto+di+Napoli-...

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by vfw614
Wed Apr 04, 2018 2:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Today, a new era for Widerøe starts
Replies: 26
Views: 5791

Re: Today, a new era for Widerøe starts

Man that E2 sure looks good with those massive looking engine's, nice going Wideroe


To be honest, I think it looks disproportionate and not very good. Will the E175NG also have those massive engines?

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by vfw614
Wed Apr 04, 2018 12:27 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: China announces 25% tariff against some US-built planes
Replies: 164
Views: 9226

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

Why should China be allowed to run $200b trade surpluses with the USA continuously? Let's see... Because US customers are not willing to pay the prices that need to be charged for all those good imported from China if they were US-produced? In an ideal world, things would be different, but that is ...

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by vfw614
Tue Mar 27, 2018 3:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Inaugural QF MEL-PER-LHR this Saturday 24 March
Replies: 569
Views: 69081

Re: Inaugural QF MEL-PER-LHR this Saturday 24 March

As I said, there are not too many routes the 787 has really opened up. In most cases, it has simply replaced an older aircraft type on existing routes. There are some exceptions, either in the ULH arena such as PER-LHR or on niche routes such as TYO-DUS/BOS or LHR-AUS, but mostly the 787 is just ano...

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by vfw614
Tue Mar 27, 2018 2:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Inaugural QF MEL-PER-LHR this Saturday 24 March
Replies: 569
Views: 69081

Re: Inaugural QF MEL-PER-LHR this Saturday 24 March

What exactly is your point? The 787 has been around twice as long as the 350, so no surprise that there are more 787s in service than 350s:

First 787 commercial service: Oct 2011
First 359 commercial service: Jan 2015

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by vfw614
Mon Mar 26, 2018 8:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Silver Airways starting new routes out of Branson
Replies: 37
Views: 4363

Re: Silver Airways starting new routes out of Branson

Well, if money is thrown at them, it is a no-brainer for them.

As for the Porter comparison, the Q400 is a considerably faster airplane than the ATR, that is also why it is more expensensive / less economical.

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by vfw614
Mon Mar 26, 2018 4:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Inaugural QF MEL-PER-LHR this Saturday 24 March
Replies: 569
Views: 69081

Re: Inaugural QF MEL-PER-LHR this Saturday 24 March

Boeing believed with the 787 in point to point direct flights..When Airbus introduced the A380 they were strongly convinced in hub to hub..So i guess for the 787 it worked out very well with opening a lot of new direct routes.. Actually there are very few long and thin routes the 787 has opened up ...

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by vfw614
Mon Mar 26, 2018 3:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Inaugural QF MEL-PER-LHR this Saturday 24 March
Replies: 569
Views: 69081

Re: Inaugural QF MEL-PER-LHR this Saturday 24 March

The thing is QF have quite a small fleet. They can't get every Australian-who-wants-to-go-to-Europe to every-European-city-said-Australians-want-to-go-to. Putting higher-yield passengers on QF metal and lower-yield passengers onto EK works fine for Qantas... they skim the market. Sure. But of cours...

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by vfw614
Mon Mar 26, 2018 8:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Inaugural QF MEL-PER-LHR this Saturday 24 March
Replies: 569
Views: 69081

Re: Inaugural QF MEL-PER-LHR this Saturday 24 March

There is limited interstate feed into PER. There are no flights from HBA, NTL or any other Queensland airport other than BNE. As someone else has mentioned, an interstate connection through PER makes the most sense for folks from CBR (although if that is mostly government travel, I am not sure if th...

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by vfw614
Sun Mar 25, 2018 9:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Inaugural QF MEL-PER-LHR this Saturday 24 March
Replies: 569
Views: 69081

Re: Inaugural QF MEL-PER-LHR this Saturday 24 March

The inaugural flight had 2 CPT 1 FO 1 SO.

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by vfw614
Sun Mar 25, 2018 8:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Inaugural QF MEL-PER-LHR this Saturday 24 March
Replies: 569
Views: 69081

Re: Inaugural QF MEL-PER-LHR this Saturday 24 March

By taking aircraft in standard configuration, and blocking seats where necessary: they can fly that aircraft to LHR one day, then fly it on a shorter route where they can max out the available seats. That allows them to rotate any 789 on and off of any route, which saves cost and increases revenue ...

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by vfw614
Sun Mar 25, 2018 9:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Inaugural QF MEL-PER-LHR this Saturday 24 March
Replies: 569
Views: 69081

Re: Inaugural QF MEL-PER-LHR this Saturday 24 March

Thanks for the interesting thread - it has brought up memories as I was a passenger on the second ever EK DXB-PER flight back in 2002 (?) which was big thing back then. So if, as has been mentioned on this thread, 60 per cent of the passengers are PER-bound/originating passengers and 40 per cent are...

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by vfw614
Sat Mar 24, 2018 10:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SMF Roaring Out of the Gate in 2018
Replies: 93
Views: 11517

Re: SMF Roaring Out of the Gate in 2018

Looked for some information on SMF because of this interesting thread and came across this on wikipedia: "Between 1990 and 2007, Sacramento International Airport had a high incidence of bird strikes due to its location in an avian migratory route." So what have they done that this stopped ...

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by vfw614
Sat Mar 24, 2018 10:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: VS dropping LGW - CUN
Replies: 43
Views: 8211

Re: VS dropping LGW - CUN

What news? Crime. Crime. Murder. http://www.latimes.com/world/mexico-americas/la-fg-mexico-cancun-warning-20170822-story.html https://www.cnbc.com/2017/08/02/cancun-crime-wave-threatens-tourist-mecca.html https://www.pbs.org/newshour/show/the-cancun-that-tourists-dont-often-see-soaring-murders-amid...

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by vfw614
Wed Mar 21, 2018 11:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United suspends new reservations for pets in cargo hold
Replies: 22
Views: 3008

Re: United suspends new reservations for pets in cargo hold

In Europe, the majority of the large "continental" carriers (Ryanair, easyJet, Eurowings) do not accept pets, if I am not mistaken. My understanding is that, for example, a lot of German folks with pets holidaying regularly on the Spanish islands were hit hard when airberlin went under as ...

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by vfw614
Wed Mar 21, 2018 10:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair buys 24.9% stake in Laudamotion
Replies: 62
Views: 8705

Re: Ryanair buys 24.9% stake in Laudamotion

Newspaper report suggest the seven wet leased FR 738 planes will be flying the Niki program from Berlin. The 320s will be flying the remaining program. It could be that Lauda will not extend cooperation with LH and they need to find another partner to fulfill their capacity requirements. For whom a...

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by vfw614
Tue Mar 20, 2018 12:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair buys 24.9% stake in Laudamotion
Replies: 62
Views: 8705

Re: Ryanair buys 24.9% stake in Laudamotion

No, IIRC, the Austrian courts ruled that the German administrator of airberlin who in principle had reached an agreement with Lufthansa could not sell Niki under German insolvency law. As a result the insolvency proceedings were moved to Austria and the Austrian administrator sold Niki to an Austria...

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by vfw614
Tue Mar 20, 2018 10:29 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Battle of the Bunnies
Replies: 2
Views: 289

Battle of the Bunnies

John Oliver has long been my favouite late night host and man, he has just landed another brilliant story. I almost wetted my pants when I learned that he has completely upstaged VP Mike Pence by publishing a children's book about the Pence's real life bunny "Marlon Bundo" falling in love ...

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by vfw614
Tue Mar 20, 2018 9:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair buys 24.9% stake in Laudamotion
Replies: 62
Views: 8705

Re: Ryanair buys 24.9% stake in Laudamotion

My guess is that this has been planned right from the beginning and Lauda was O'Leary's conman in Austria to wrench Niki from Lufthansa's grip - that had already cut the cake before it had been baked.

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by vfw614
Tue Mar 20, 2018 9:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair buys 24.9% stake in Laudamotion
Replies: 62
Views: 8705

Re: Ryanair to acquire 75 % shares of Laudamtion

Looks like Mr. Lauda got cold fee To me it looks more that he made a nice profit after having pulled the "Niki must remain Austrian" card to get hold of Niki - only to de facto sell the company to an Irish airline within weeks. Who knows, maybe he has been O'Leary's puppet all along the w...

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by vfw614
Mon Mar 19, 2018 1:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CI Disappointed with NZ Skycouch (Family Couch)
Replies: 23
Views: 8024

Re: CI Disappointed with NZ Skycouch (Family Couch)

I guess it really depends on the person using it. The seats on CI's 787-9 have 18in seat width, so with adding the space between the seats etc. we are looking at 57in usable space or so. Useful for someone 160-170cm tall, not so useful if you are 185-195cm. On paper, with Taiwanese on average being ...

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by vfw614
Sun Mar 18, 2018 7:07 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Sessions Fires McCabe 2 days before Retirement.
Replies: 62
Views: 1904

Re: Sessions Fires McCabe 2 days before Retirement.

Smart move. After Comey and now McCabe being humiliated publically in a wholly unnecessary way batallions of FBI employees will be more than happy to see Trump and his madhouse go under and help clandestinely anyone who can achieve this.... Well, at least someone finally admits the deep state is tr...

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by vfw614
Sun Mar 18, 2018 3:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austrian´s old longhaul fleet
Replies: 17
Views: 4170

Re: Austrian´s old longhaul fleet

Lufhtnasa CEO Spohr last week went on the record that Austrian is the least profitable of the group's airlines, so I suppose they will have to get their act together before Lufthansa will invest (instead of using another platform to produce longhaul capacity from Vienna) Is the group in this sense ...

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by vfw614
Sun Mar 18, 2018 2:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austrian´s old longhaul fleet
Replies: 17
Views: 4170

Re: Austrian´s old longhaul fleet

Lufhtnasa CEO Spohr last week went on the record that Austrian is the least profitable of the group's airlines, so I suppose they will have to get their act together before Lufthansa will invest (instead of using another platform to produce longhaul capacity from Vienna)

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by vfw614
Sun Mar 18, 2018 2:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Report: New BER airport unlikely to open before 2021
Replies: 214
Views: 34951

Re: Report: New BER airport unlikely to open before 2021

The airport CEO has shot back at Lufthansa and suggested that instead of minding someone else's business they should concentrate on their own business, particularly on offering longhaul routes from Berlin....

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by vfw614
Sun Mar 18, 2018 1:28 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump decides to remove national security adviser H.R. McMaster
Replies: 13
Views: 768

Re: Trump decides to remove national security adviser H.R. McMaster

Someone has to tell him that it does not work like Celebtrity Apprentice because everytime he fires someone a replacement is appointed. But wait, maybe they can simply stop replacing office holders, let Kushner win and tell Trump "Celebrity Apprentice - The White House Season" will not be ...

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by vfw614
Sun Mar 18, 2018 1:16 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: GOP candidate that Insulted Shooting Survivors has dropped out
Replies: 16
Views: 768

Re: GOP candidate that Insulted Shooting Survivors has dropped out

Good that he dropped out. Regardless of the content of his tweets as such, the sheer stupidity of posting such comments while running for office hints at less than impressive intellectual capabilities - which raises doubts how he could have been useful lawmaker if elected.

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by vfw614
Sun Mar 18, 2018 1:02 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Sessions Fires McCabe 2 days before Retirement.
Replies: 62
Views: 1904

Re: Sessions Fires McCabe 2 days before Retirement.

Smart move. After Comey and now McCabe being humiliated publically in a wholly unnecessary way batallions of FBI employees will be more than happy to see Trump and his madhouse go under and help clandestinely anyone who can achieve this....

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