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Old 2nd Feb 2012, 15:43
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won't happen.
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Old 3rd Feb 2012, 20:47
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Increasing frequencies to MXP, retaining a leased-in Swiss 737 and pressing a just-retired A340 back into service this evening. All the hallmarks of a coherent and consistent management plan! What will the next announcement be??
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Old 4th Feb 2012, 02:42
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6 months ago i was seated next to a guy from the revenue department, we got talking.. Says gulf air is makin money.. He must have seen the look of disbeleif on my face and adds 'but they keep 'loosing' it on 'unnecessary' projects'..i reckon GF is just a cash cow.
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Old 4th Feb 2012, 05:12
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CLB-1,

340 went to ISB last night:roll eyes: probably some technical prob with 330, as i do not see any 340 in the schedule for the next couple of days unfortunately
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Old 4th Feb 2012, 07:26
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They might be keeping 73s cause our new 32.s are not coming any more As otherwise i do not see any benefit of this type aircraft intermix on the same route

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Old 4th Feb 2012, 08:03
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Seeing they already dropped the Geneva 737 route and they still have a contract with PrivatAir why not use that aircraft. It might be cheaper to use it and run it until the end of the contract rather than cancelling the contract all together or having it sit idle whilst still paying for it.
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Old 4th Feb 2012, 09:49
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Time to leave me thinks:
Gulf Daily News Local News THUGS CUT OFF MAN'S FINGERS

I can handle teargass and youngsters making a idiot out of themself but this is a new chapter, mutulating (western) expats.

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Old 4th Feb 2012, 10:39
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What was he doing in Karranah at 5am? The Bahraini equivalent to hanging around Moss Side/Tottenham/Compton at 5am methinks.
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Old 4th Feb 2012, 11:17
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John21UK - Nobody is privvy to the details (yet) and I am highly skeptical of the picture being painted by State media that political activists are "waging war" against British expats.
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Old 4th Feb 2012, 13:32
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Time to carry a baseball bat in your car.

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Old 4th Feb 2012, 15:08
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Mike,

I'm sorry but I don't see how the media is showing this as the opposition waging a war on the (western) expats.

Do I think they are? no, they have no reason to do so, if anything they are trying to win those same people over to their side.

Is there any sort of systamatic attack on expats by the opposition? as we have witnessed for the past year, yes, but on asian immagrants, particularly ones from countries the likes of India, Pakistan, etc.

What's the reason behind this particular attack? That, we don't know, maybe he said something that upset them, maybe it was just robbery, maybe it wasn't the opposition in the first place (though it was in one of their areas as someone mentioned above).

One thing I know for sure is that people shouldn't panic and generalize. If I went to the states and somebody beat me up and called me a "camel riding diaper head" I wouldn't flee the country and say that they're all out to get me.
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Old 4th Feb 2012, 16:26
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If your particular concern is how westernised he may or may not be, I think he may be of Indian descent. Not that that should matter however.
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Old 4th Feb 2012, 16:32
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Old 4th Feb 2012, 21:49
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A9C-CA is the first new build Airbus A321 for Gulf Air

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Old 5th Feb 2012, 09:01
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Whats going on is a properly waged campaign against Bahrain to ensure as much economic and publicity damage on the country as possible.

Bahrain, like most GCC countries require massive investment to sustain its current level of growth and a lot of foreign help in the form of labour and expertise. The protestors and their leadership and those running the show (and if you haven't figured out who is running the show just think about all the many times you've gone running yourself), and what you have is a well orchestrated campaign to grind down the government slowly and surely. This latest attack was just one more part of the war in order to scare westerners out of the country.

I was watching a group of protestors the other day, they mustn't have been more than 15 or 16 and they were very well organized, they had spotters checking for police, a lead group of girls to check for police as well, and they were always together, they knew when to turn and run and when to make noise and when to stay quiet. The point is that the whole show is being run in an organized manner and the protestors are being trained for the purpose.

After the air show they started trouble on the airport road as they knew this would have maximum impact on those driving back to catch flights, and they also ensured that there were lots of tires burning throughout the airshow so as to make a bigger visual impact.

Don't believe that these are an unorganized mob with little to no structure or focus, its actually quite the opposite.
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Old 5th Feb 2012, 11:16
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and I am highly skeptical of the picture being painted by State media that political activists are "waging war" against British expats.
Political activists?!

Ahh...You are referring to the big leaders of the "Peaceful Protestors", right?!!

Hell No! They are not Leaders by any means.. Not Peaceful on any scale.. Not Protestors in the way anybody would normally imagine!!

Well yes, many of us here are expats, but we know much of the truth now.. We know who was/is trying to use the media to market the deception to Western world...So trying to mislead us again is not working anymore sonny boy!

Excuse me everybody.. I really hate politics, but this time I just couldn't resist clarifying things for those who think they can fool us forever with a flower in the hand and a dagger on the other at the back!
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Old 5th Feb 2012, 12:11
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Well said WELCO!

Well said Airmann!
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Old 5th Feb 2012, 13:10
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What was he doing in Karranah at 5am? The Bahraini equivalent to hanging around Moss Side/Tottenham/Compton at 5am methinks.
It was just after 2.00 am he had just come out of an expat club and he was drunk.
I don't think this can be viewed as an escalation of the protests to attacking western expats.

Driving a car drunk into a village at 2am is not a wise thing to do in any country.
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Old 5th Feb 2012, 17:13
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sirwa69,

I would understand if he'd been beaten or robbed, but cutting off fingers
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Old 6th Feb 2012, 11:00
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@showel

Within this specific type of people, they are mostly aggressive and bloody savage by nature. Please don't tell me that you didn't know this!
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