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  1. I think even before the pandemic the 380 was a bit of a white elephant from the airlines' point of view. A lot of them were starting to look at point to point aircraft rather than using hubs. The 2008 financial crisis probably signalled the beginning of the end for the 380. I watched a YouTube video the other day where the CEO of Qatar basically said that the fuel costs compared to more recent aircraft made the 380 unviable. However, as a customer, the 380 is the best aircraft I have ever flown on, especially in business class.😁
  2. I always thought it was aimed at Asian customers. I vaguely recall seeing adverts for it a few years ago.
  3. I am sure I read somewhere that 65% of the AZ vaccine produced under license in Thailand is scheduled to be exported under the terms of the contract.
  4. Maybe a question of timing. The first times I went to Buffalo Bar were on bar crawls around 2008 - 2009 and it was fairly busy both times even without the crawl. Subsequent visits were quieter although we were there earlier in the evening.
  5. If you have the scanned receipt from the last report, that is all you have needed for years. Only need the TM47 for your first report in any cycle.
  6. A caveat to my earlier post is that a lot of places in North Pattaya are closed at the moment. It wouldn't be a total shock if Mango Tree(?) was also closed.
  7. Go past there fairly regularly, don't recall seeing anyone in there. Used to walk past many times. There have been a few different businesses there over the years, none successful from my observstion. There is a place around Soi 1 called Mango Tree or Green Mango, (something like that). Nice set up and a relaxing place for a pitstop.
  8. Haven't seen anything posted anywhere but with the current lack of activity in the WS area I suspect it may be some time before there is any news. To add fuel to the fire I wonder if there will ever be enough custom in the area for the re-furbed bars in the front of the complex to open.
  9. Fairly sure there have been FCO advisory notices about travelling to the South of Thailand for a number of years. There were similar warnings about Bangkok during the red shirt protests about 10 years ago. However, I think they have always fallen short of the level of warning that would have invalidated travel insurance.
  10. I beg to diffef. I don't give a shit.😂
  11. 38. She's getting on a bit. No more than 1k baht ST.😂😂😂
  12. The Tourist Authority, and others associated with the industry, regularly come up with proposals to increase tourism which are generally quashed by the medical authorities in short order. The most recent one was travel / quarantine bubbles in places like Pattaya and Phuket. I heard on one of the recent news bulletins, (thaiger news I think), that this also had been knocked on the head by the medical authorities. Given that Thailand is only just beginning to receive supplies of vaccines I suspect it will be nearer the end of the year before there is any prospect of tourism returning w
  13. I read something about this a while back. Apparently preparing these beasts to return to service is no easy task. The list of things to do included removing insect infestations in addition to all the techie stuff.
  14. My guess was the reference to the Dreamliner was driven by the battery problems just after it's introduction. The economy layout was also reported to be cramped. Personally, the few flights I had on the Dreamliner were in business, so no problems comfort wise. When you get down to it, they are all just big buses with wings.
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