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  1. October is a very busy month for travel to Asia. Seems strange they would move from a 747-400 to a 777-200 until they received their new 777-300’s. The 777-200’s are a step below what most Asian airlines are using for those routes. Very short sided.

  2. Emirates Airlines can never be “in trouble” unless and until Shiekh Maktoum decides he is no longer willing or able to provide an unlimited subsidy to his airline.

  3. Quote:
    “The Baron was shot down on 21 April 1918 by Roy Brown of the Royal Navy Air Services, long before it was called the R.A.F.”

    Wrong, I’m afraid: The Red Baron was actually shot down 20 days AFTER the Royal Air Force was formed, which was on 1 April 1918, making it the oldest independent air force in the world.

    See: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Royal_Air_Force

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