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  1. Not bad if it's actually warm! It's 4*c in Calgary and the rain has turned into snow. My family and I finished planting the garden over the long weekend. I'm just hoping the plants survive the cold.
  2. I won't lie, I find it impressive that a typical car can go that fast. But that's f*cking insane. Luckily no accident and no one got hurt! https://toronto.ctvnews.ca/unbelievable-young-driver-caught-allegedly-speeding-308-km-h-on-ontario-highway-1.4932981?fbclid=IwAR09kWetn5z6E38R6b4ERSC0FvzYqEuBZ0g8pAPIM-BzgvJvSMn3kaK3bWE
  3. Bump. I don't have an interest in video games except for the original Super Nintendo and GameCube. But since I am home because of the Covid-19 Crisis, I picked the GameCube up more frequently than I did in the past 10 years. I bought "Spyro, A Hero's Tail" around 2006 at Costco when I around 8 Years old. Nearly 14 Years later, I finally completed the game. It took around 17 Hours over the course of a week. It feels weird yet satisfying to finally finish a video game that I was determined to complete since I was a kid.
  4. It's no surprise that the Covid-19 pandemic has hit the aviation industry hard with airlines downsizing fleets and layoffs with some going bankrupt. However, for South African Airways, it's the final nail in the coffin. The state-owned and flag carrier of South Africa is set to collapse after 86 Years of operations due to financial troubles beginning in the 2010s, first with mass-retirements of the A340-300 / 600 in late 2019 / early 2020 and layoffs of all staff. With Covid-19, the airline has pretty much grounded all flights until May 31st and the government has stopped giving funding to the airline. It will be a new clean slate for aviation in South Africa with a new flag carrier. https://www.thenational.ae/business/economy/south-africa-seeks-a-new-flag-carrier-after-pandemic-forces-collapse-of-state-airline-1.1014067 https://www.businessinsider.com/south-african-set-to-collapse-history-2020-5
  5. "It took 65 Years to build the airline to what it is today; it only took 65 days to bring back passengers loads to what it was back in 1955" Lufthansa is hoping for a bailout by the German Government. It says Eurowings is only going to travel to European Destinations, which is sad as Eurowings was supposed to serve Calgary seasonally to Frankfurt with the Airbus A330-200 starting in June. https://www.theglobeandmail.com/business/international-business/article-lufthansa-board-hopeful-of-securing-government-bailout-soon/ Also, all of Lufthansa A380s are storage. If things don't improve, it could be a permanent retirement for them. https://aviationnews.online/2020/05/03/lufthansa-ceo-and-the-a380s-grounded-indefinitely/?fbclid=IwAR1fL5vimAPIgq8Vg-XyCI5m4-YjTTCs9WInDlE1oC0EgViIds6hDOWeTO4
  6. Virgin Atlantic is now for sale! Richard Branson is trying to sell his 51% stake in the company. https://onemileatatime.com/richard-branson-selling-virgin-atlantic-stake/
  7. Nice to hear that they are utilizing some of the retired 747s for good use! Glad that a few of these iconic birds still have plenty of life in them and have not seen there last passenger. I highly doubt they'll get converted to freighters after but you never know!
  8. Couldn't find a whole thread for Lufthansa aside other topics regarding Lufthansa like the first A380 passenger flight and etc. If there is one, please merge this thread. Lufthansa's fleet is going to be smaller due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Several quad-jets including some A380s, 747s and A340s are to exit the fleet. Followed by some A320s. It's another story of an airline restructuring by removing less fuel efficient aircraft to save on costs as it will take awhile to return to normal operating levels before the pandemic. https://simpleflying.com/lufthansa-to-decomission-32-aircraft/
  9. Airports that I actually flown out off and not just for spotting. Canada: YYC - Calgary International Airport YBW - Springbank Airport YEG - Edmonton International Airport YVR - Vancouver International Airport CXH - Vancouver Harbour Flight Centre. YGG - Ganges Water Aerodrome YAQ - Maple Bay Water Aerodrome YZF - Yellowknife Airport YWG - Winnipeg James Armstrong Richardson International Airport YYZ - Toronto Pearson International Airport YOW - Ottawa McDonald-Cartier International Airport YHZ - Halifax Stanfield International Airport Europe: FRA - Frankfurt am Main Airport MUC - Munich Airport
  10. Final flight was KL686 from Mexico City to Amsterdam on March 29 with the registration PH-BFT. https://simpleflying.com/klm-747-retirement-2/
  11. Got temporarily laid-off from work for 3 to 6 months as a results from the Covid-19 crisis. There is no demand for travel and 7000 of us got laid-off for the foreseeable future. I'll eventually have to go to work and turn in my credentials. The bad news is that I have to rewrite and redo my driving exams which expire in a few months. Despite the layoff, I'm trying to make the best out of this situation. I applied for another job, did some writing and am working on solving a Rubik's Cube Blindfolded. (Yes, it is very possible). I cannot wait for things to go back to normal for everyone.
  12. In Calgary: 69.9 - Co-Op at 38 Street & Country Hills Blvd 70.9 - Shell at 52 Street and Country Hills Blvd.
  13. It's been exactly three months since I've had my last cigarette. That ties my record only to be beaten in the coming hours. I wonder how long I can keep this up, especially during this stressful time during the Covid-19 crisis regarding work and etc.
  14. Halifax Transit - 2019 NovaBus LFS #1318 on Spring Gardens Road as Route 182. This is part of a 35 NovaBus Delivery which were delivered in late 2019 numbered (1300-1334).
  15. KLM has announced that it will retiring it's last remaining seven Boeing 747-400s by the end of March 2020 due to the Covid-19 Crisis as a cost-saving measure. The last of these planes were supposed to last until January 2021. The final day for these planes will be March 26. These birds will be missed! Though, KLM continues to operate 3 747-400F (Cargo) operated by Martinair. It's unsure if those aircraft are due for retirement later in March as well. https://simpleflying.com/klm-early-boeing-747-retirement/ https://www.businessinsider.com/coronavirus-havoc-forces-airlines-to-retire-iconic-planes-sooner-2020-3
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