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theResidentAug. 02, 2014 - 05:18PM JST
@YuriOtani: Your comments/analysis do not warrant a reply. Your knowledge of the industry is clearly a big donut.
Posted in: Airbus says no room for more talks in cancelled Japan jet deal
theResidentJul. 31, 2014 - 11:52PM JST
There are no 'second-hand' 747's out there economical to fly, why do you think most airlines are retiring their fleet. Even Delta have 4 more going to the graveyard in the desert by year end. A380 does a lot more with the fuel.....
Airbus will have no problem selling these at discount to Emirates or Qatar. SQ are still waiting on a few too.
@Serrano: haha. what a surprise from you! An attack on the Government with no contribution to the topic!
theResidentJul. 21, 2014 - 09:59PM JST
@sighclops: I expect, as usual, with you, you are trying to do it on the cheap, hence the lack of success, which for most of us had been a way of life for quite a while now.
@YongYang: For somebody who came back with such a response re my 'Defcon 1' comment, which I assumed was your attempt at humour, your post above does you no justice.
Posted in: 4K video wirelessly transmitted in real time
theResidentJul. 18, 2014 - 10:01PM JST
@Hawkeye: Several other other airlines with good reputations were still flying through that corridor literally minutes before this sickening action. I suggest yoi do your research and/or read articles properly.
Posted in: Why some airlines didn't avoid risky Ukraine airspace
theResidentJul. 18, 2014 - 12:39PM JST
@Alphaape: BOAC did not fold. Themselves and BEA merged to become British Airways.
Posted in: Int'l probe demanded after Malaysian airliner shot down over Ukraine
theResidentJul. 18, 2014 - 10:19AM JST
@Jefflee; Well my answer to you would be, would the average person know that if they flew between almost any Western European destination to HK, Beijing, Shanghai, Bangkok, Singapore etc that they would be flying over Ukraine? As every airline was until last night....
theResidentJul. 18, 2014 - 08:20AM JST
The NOTAM was issued for flights below 30,000 Feet.
Until this morning, all the European carriers were still using this route - its if you like an 'expressway' way in the sky for flights between Western Europe and anywhere is Asia from HK Southwards. Airlines have NOT been avoiding this area at cruising altitides at all. MH have not acted irresponsibly as 'Alphaape' suggests above. That could have just as easily have been an SQ A380 flying from London to Singapore. A look at FlightRadar24 right now will show you empty airspace.
My sympathy to the the families of the victims of this senseless act.
theResidentJul. 16, 2014 - 04:42PM JST
Let's hope TEPCO can get some of theirs turned back on soon and get our monthly bills down!
Posted in: Nuclear watchdog says two reactors in Kyushu safe to switch back on
theResidentJul. 14, 2014 - 07:27AM JST
@cracaphat: Simulcast on NHK-E, as have been all games shown by NHK that have gone to extra time and has been well documented over the last month.. No need to have missed anything.
Posted in: Germany scores in extra time to win World Cup 1-0
theResidentJul. 07, 2014 - 05:31PM JST
@YomgYang: Are you on 'Defcon 1' Evacuation alert?
Posted in: Japan issues highest alert as typhoon approaches Okinawa
theResidentJul. 07, 2014 - 04:25PM JST
If you can afford to eat Chinese at the Mandarin, then your original comment is just patronising.
Posted in: Bookings open for Noma gourmet experience at Mandarin Oriental Tokyo
theResidentJul. 07, 2014 - 08:52AM JST
Since you're not in Japan today - It's unlkely you'll be bothering the reservation desk anyway.
There will be plenty of takers.
theResidentJun. 17, 2014 - 01:47PM JST
@YY - And your escape plan is what should a Magnitide 8.0 or higher occur under Tokyo Bay?
Posted in: 2 quakes strike off coast near Fukushima
theResidentJun. 17, 2014 - 12:14PM JST
......but YongYang continues to stay in Japan along with his Children. I would have though this irresponsible beyond reproach whiilst continuing to lecture the rest of us.
theResidentMay. 29, 2014 - 11:41AM JST
Yes, Thank you Gobshite. I've been woth DoCoMO since 1996 and have NEVER tied myself into a 2 year contract.
Yes - that is exactly what will happen to you at Softbank. Crooks.
Posted in: Japanese government mulls doing away with cell phone SIM locks
theResidentMay. 28, 2014 - 04:09PM JST
@Gobshite: What 2 year contract? I don't have one. You are not FORCED into it.
theResidentMay. 28, 2014 - 07:26AM JST
MNP is easy in Japan also. I'm struggling to see where you think the government is involved in this. Please find me some proof. Why is OK to unlock, for example a Galaxy for example then? Why. CAN you bring an unlocked iPhone into the country and DoCoMo are happy to provide you with a SIM card. I know several people who did this as they deemed Softbanks service too patchy/unreliable!
theResidentMay. 27, 2014 - 12:45PM JST
I'd hazard a guess and say that it's Apple that is not letting DoCoMo/Softbank/AU sell unlocked iphones.
theResidentMay. 26, 2014 - 12:56PM JST
DoCoMo allow you to unlock your phone for just over 3,000 Yen as Pandabelle has said.
theResidentMay. 26, 2014 - 09:38AM JST
@vernie: They gave you the wrong word. People travelling to airports are NOT affected as long as they are carrying ID and documentation.
Posted in: Curfew in Thailand: Should you still go?
Sep. 17, 2014 - 04:30PM JST
smithinjapan Sovereignty means independent, and not under the authority of any other country. As Kazuaki Shimazaki…
Posted in: Japan's whaling plans come under scrutiny at IWC meeting
Sep. 17, 2014 - 04:27PM JST
I'm pretty sure its not just "white people" opposed to this tina, I think you need…
Sep. 17, 2014 - 04:26PM JST
Yukawa is listed on the website of Tokyo-based private military firm PMC as its chief executive.…
Posted in: Still no word on fate of Japanese national held captive in Syria
Sep. 17, 2014 - 04:23PM JST
Slavery, in all but name. Human rights. Japan signed up to it. Frack these middle-aged slave…
Posted in: Pop idols’ management demands Y8 million in damages after two members caught dating fans
A few years ago UNESCO took the drastic step of revoking the World Heritage status of…
Posted in: Large amount of trash and waste left on Mt Fuji