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    Sticky: Superficially, yes. DJIA is at record high and...

    Superficially, yes. DJIA is at record high and the USDOL unemployment rate is at record low (notwithstanding those who chose not to be included in the labor force).

    But, the US economy has high...
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    Sticky: So, I guess you are one of those who are still...

    So, I guess you are one of those who are still blaming George W. for the current upheavals in the US economy?
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    Sticky: I did, and I was thinking "Where is the TOGA...

    I did, and I was thinking "Where is the TOGA switch on the M2 loco" :)
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    Sticky: General public (in this case traveling public)...

    General public (in this case traveling public) are the ones held as hostages for ransom. Fuel is an essential service for the country to function and if someone is disrupting that they should be...
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    Sticky: It's about time the SL Govt finally grew a pair....

    It's about time the SL Govt finally grew a pair.

    These strikes are spiraling out of control. If you are not happy with your job or feel like being treated unfairly, QUIT !!

    This is not the era...
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    Sticky: With the new EK and FZ partnership agreement,...

    With the new EK and FZ partnership agreement, this idea is not as far fetched as it used to be. In early morning departure bank to DXB (between 2-3am) EK349 and FZ558 fly within an hour apart for...
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    Sticky: EK is in the habit of sending their A380 to...

    EK is in the habit of sending their A380 to airports that generally do not get A380 traffic (sometimes at the invitation of the airport, like they did with ORD last year to test the infrastructure...
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    Sticky: Emirates, flydubai join forces with new agreement

    http://www.arabianbusiness.com/content/376463-emirates-flydubai-join-forces-with-new-agreement

    This has been in the pipeline for a while now and has finally been announced.

    EK and FZ combined...
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    Sticky: Guys, above was a tongue in cheek comment. ...

    Guys, above was a tongue in cheek comment.

    Don't take it literally!

    As for the Gulfs, I have no idea who was in them.
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    Sticky: According to Government sources, G650 is carrying...

    According to Government sources, G650 is carrying the CEOs of EK, EY, QR, DL, AA, UA, BA and SQ arriving in Colombo for a bidding war to buy a non-controlling 49% stake in the national carrier.
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    Sticky: EK has 95 of them, and they have to fly them...

    EK has 95 of them, and they have to fly them somewhere.

    Anyway, good news!
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    Sticky: A380s days appear to be truly over

    Having seen TC of EK firmly shooting down the idea of A380plus in Paris, it does appear to be game over for the A380.

    First of all, it begs the question why Airbus did not consult their biggest...
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    Sticky: TATA Group may buy AI. But the trick is they...

    TATA Group may buy AI.

    But the trick is they are asking for a 51% CONTROLLING stake.

    Hope those who channel public funds to UL are watching this development and (hopefully) learn from it.
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    Sticky: I think the overriding factor is GOSL's...

    I think the overriding factor is GOSL's insistence on keeping 51% of the airline, effectively reducing the incoming partner to a minority investor. Basically, GOSL wants some dimwitted billionaire to...
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    Sticky: Now, from the horse's mouth!

    EK denies interest in UL.

    http://www.arabianbusiness.com/no-plan-buy-stake-in-any-airline-emirates-confirms-678256.html
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    Sticky: EK has its own set of challenges to address at...

    EK has its own set of challenges to address at the moment, so it is very unlikely that they will have any interest whatsoever in UL, not to mention the acrimonious separation they had with UL last...
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    Sticky: I did read it and agree that my comments were not...

    I did read it and agree that my comments were not directly reflective of the premise of the article.

    I was more focused on the fact that DL order was not a very pragmatic move on Bombardier in the...
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    Sticky: Boeing will most likely prevail. It is obvious...

    Boeing will most likely prevail.

    It is obvious the USD 19.6M per frame price to DL is not 'business as usual'.

    Now that the cat is out of the bag, I struggle to believe any airline paying much...
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    Sticky: Yes, I checked it. A321-251N, which is the...

    Yes, I checked it.

    A321-251N, which is the version UL is getting has LEAP-1A.

    https://www.easa.europa.eu/newsroom-and-events/news/airbus-single-aisle-certification-a321-251n
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    Sticky: I thought UL A321neo was LEAP -1A powered, just...

    I thought UL A321neo was LEAP -1A powered, just like their A320neos.

    Any reason why they went with P&W?
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