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Old 29th Aug 2020, 13:23
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Old 29th Aug 2020, 17:09
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Good old Sam Chui.
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Old 29th Aug 2020, 21:36
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Great Vid.
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Old 29th Aug 2020, 23:49
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surprisingly uplifting
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Old 30th Aug 2020, 05:52
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Everyone is so grateful for being employed by the airline that fired them.
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Old 31st Aug 2020, 07:45
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Very nice. Thank you
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Old 31st Aug 2020, 09:57
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Thanks for the video. Nice to see smiles shared.

I'll be a negative Nancy once again - flying will be back but T&C's sadly wont. Companies shave off those decades old schemes and are now wiser never to allow such policies in the first place.

It's not like we'll get everything back once airlines are profitable again.
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Old 31st Aug 2020, 12:55
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Exactly. Human beings will never stop discovering other cultures, countries and traditions. If not, they will keep the drive for atleast a holiday on some distance. So airlines will be airborne, but the T&Cs will not come back unfortunately. Besides of that, the T&Cs were never that good in Europe pre-corona, when comparing it with the previous years (pre-2010) etc. It will only get rubbish.

There was one guy in a FB-group who is/was an airline pilot for more than 30 years. He said, all of my colleagues (also at other airlines) kept the profession, but during all recessions the salaries went down, expect that also from this one.
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Old 31st Aug 2020, 18:10
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A nice positive video.

And 'between the lines' is an important aspect of the importance of air travel: world peace. air travel gets people mixing and knowing each other (as that video very clearly showed). Peoples who have met each other and know more about each other are far, far, far less likely to want to go to war with each other than in the days before air travel when they did not meet each other and know more about each other. This industry is vital to the future of the world.
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Old 31st Aug 2020, 19:54
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World should never ever be at peace. Peace - stagnation and recession. War - competition, technological revolution, new ideas and profit (provided that good guys win). Aviation loves war!
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Old 1st Sep 2020, 02:08
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Luray, are you still living in your parents garage?

It doesn’t cost anything to be a little nicer and everybody can use a bit of uplifting in current times.
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I could use some uplifting too but mawkish attitude is not the way out. We all became too soft and polite to survive.
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Old 2nd Sep 2020, 11:04
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Originally Posted by Luray View Post
World should never ever be at peace. Peace - stagnation and recession. War - competition, technological revolution, new ideas and profit (provided that good guys win). Aviation loves war!
That idea is so old fashioned. It's like someone saying that "on-line shopping will never catch on".

Mankind's biggest ever advances in technology, new ideas and profit have been during the past half a century. That half a century was the most peaceful that the world has ever known. Aviation's biggest advances were during that period. Aviation has been part of that progress, helping with the mixing of peoples and hence ideas, technology and profit. The biggest ever reduction in world poverty has been during that period.

To say that
Aviation loves war!
means that you are still living in the first half of the last Century - you know the period, the one when "on-line shopping" wasn't even a sci-fi fantasy!

Aviation loves peace and happiness. To quote the bit from the end of the film "Love Actually", if you want to see happiness, go to the Arrivals Hall of a big international airport and see people being welcomed and greeted as they come off flights and out of Arrivals.

It will get back there. The world needs the happiness that Aviation helps to share and spread.
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Old 2nd Sep 2020, 20:19
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Originally Posted by NoelEvans View Post
That idea is so old fashioned. It's like someone saying that "on-line shopping will never catch on".
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Nothing really has been invented in the last half of century. Bunch of accelerated semiconductors (invented in 1940s) pushing turbines(invented 2000 years ago) few mm from destruction to use 5% less kerosene is what we achieved in the last 30 years and this is dead end of our tech noir.
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Originally Posted by NoelEvans View Post
That half a century was the most peaceful that the world has ever known..

What planet do you live in?
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Old 3rd Sep 2020, 00:23
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While there have been many local issues in the past decades (political tension, wars, terrorism and whatnot else), there has hardly been any super event affecting everyone in the way corona did. The 2008 crisis looks rather insignificant, as compared to what we saw this year.

The good news is that we learned a thing or two on the way - and some of those lessons will make future life better. For example, in the wake of SARS, there was quite a lot of research into materials and compounds to make aircraft cabins safer from a contagious disease standpoint. But SARS passed by quickly and without significant consequences outside of a few markets, so the funding for all that research got axed and it hardly led to any actual change in the industry. On a similar note, coronaviruses other than the common cold were considered rather exotic and little was done in the way of research into vaccines and treatments for them. However, the situation now made everyone take the matter a lot more seriously. HEPA filters were mandated in no time, a lot was achieved in improving biohazard safety of aircraft. And there's a good chance that these changes are here to stay - making future events of mass contagion on board less likely than ever before. Isn't that one good thing?
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Old 3rd Sep 2020, 15:07
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Originally Posted by PilotLZ View Post
HEPA filters were mandated in no time.
Since we are talking about history and the peaceful times in the last 50 years, HEPA filters have been on board airplanes since last century.
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Mankind's biggest ever advances in technology, new ideas and profit have been during the past half a century.
Scratches head, thinks back to 1970 and what had already been invented/was flying around/the Fortran intro course he did at school etc etc etc and thinks
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The car that you drove in 1970 was fairly well advanced compared with the cars in 1920. The car that you drive now is hugely advanced compared with the car that you drove in 1970. But they were all still cars. So I suppose you could say that nothing has 'advanced' because they are 'all still cars'? If that is the way that you want to see it?
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Originally Posted by Luray View Post
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Nothing really has been invented in the last half of century.
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REALLY??!!
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