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(Wall Street Cheat Sheet)   Norwegian Air calls the Boeing Dreamliner the "Yugo of the Skies"   (wallstcheatsheet.com) divider line 53
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2013-09-24 01:03:19 PM
Swedish airline snaps fingers, makes sassy finger lick and *sick burn* gesture toward Norwegian airline and says "You go, girl!"
 
ZAZ [TotalFark]
2013-09-24 01:12:26 PM
I wish that were a direct quote, because I know somebody who had a Yugo that burst into flames unexpectedly.

No, I'm not sure when you might expect your car to burst into flames. Maybe if it went over a cliff in a 1980s action TV series.
 
2013-09-24 01:50:05 PM
FTA: "Throughout the airline industry, even among airlines like Norwegian Air Shuttle, United Continental, and ANA Holdings, which have experienced problems with Boeing's Dreamliner, confidence in the 787 has appeared to be the rule, not the exception."

"As with many other carriers that have experienced technical hiccups with the Dreamliner, Norwegian Air CEO Bjorn Kjos remains supportive of the company and the aircraft."

"Norwegian Air has three more Dreamliners on order, and it plans to lease three additional 787s in order to expand its transatlantic service."


Not bad trollmitter. Not bad at all.
 
2013-09-24 02:02:05 PM

ZAZ: I wish that were a direct quote, because I know somebody who had a Yugo that burst into flames unexpectedly.

No, I'm not sure when you might expect your car to burst into flames. Maybe if it went over a cliff in a 1980s action TV series.


It's more common than you think.  Both my mom and my uncle lost their Dodge Aspen and Chevy Cavalier respectively to unexplained fires while parked.
 
2013-09-24 02:18:35 PM

nekom: ZAZ: I wish that were a direct quote, because I know somebody who had a Yugo that burst into flames unexpectedly.

No, I'm not sure when you might expect your car to burst into flames. Maybe if it went over a cliff in a 1980s action TV series.

It's more common than you think.  Both my mom and my uncle lost their Dodge Aspen and Chevy Cavalier respectively to unexplained fires while parked.


It helps to not be involved in mafia business.
 
2013-09-24 02:19:19 PM
I've been inside a russian transport. I looked around and thought "this is the Yugo of the skies".

When it finally got an airworthiness certificate and took off, just ahead of being impounded for not paying ramp fees, we had to do a fod check of the whole runway. It got stopped by customs in Minnesota, but all I cared was that it was a blight on someone elses ramp.
 
2013-09-24 02:19:49 PM
Hey!

That's not very nice... couldn't you call it the Chevy Vega of the skies, or the Ford Edsel?

*Pouts in corner*
 
2013-09-24 02:19:50 PM

nekom: ZAZ: I wish that were a direct quote, because I know somebody who had a Yugo that burst into flames unexpectedly.

No, I'm not sure when you might expect your car to burst into flames. Maybe if it went over a cliff in a 1980s action TV series.

It's more common than you think.  Both my mom and my uncle lost their Dodge Aspen and Chevy Cavalier respectively to unexplained fires while parked.


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2013-09-24 02:19:54 PM
Remember when Vince Young called the Eagles' team he was on the "Dream Team"? I wonder if there is a lesson to be learned here?
 
2013-09-24 02:20:18 PM

nekom: ZAZ: I wish that were a direct quote, because I know somebody who had a Yugo that burst into flames unexpectedly.

No, I'm not sure when you might expect your car to burst into flames. Maybe if it went over a cliff in a 1980s action TV series.

It's more common than you think.  Both my mom and my uncle lost their Dodge Aspen and Chevy Cavalier respectively to unexplained fires while parked.


Used to be a common problem with the old VW Microbus too. They made the engine casings out of magnesium, and then built the fuel tank into a partition above the engine compartment, then they installed a keyed lock on the engine compartment lid itself. Small fuel or vapor leak coupled with a spark or minor carburetor backfire and POOF.
 
2013-09-24 02:20:41 PM
Are they flying the US version or the Danish Lego version of the 787?

www.brickpicker.com
 
2013-09-24 02:21:47 PM
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2013-09-24 02:21:49 PM
For the most part, industry experts have termed these events as typical "teething problems" of the new passenger plane.
 
2013-09-24 02:27:42 PM
www.empireonline.com
 
2013-09-24 02:28:44 PM
Boing.
 
2013-09-24 02:29:22 PM
Dreamliner? More like Screamliner, amirite?
 
2013-09-24 02:30:34 PM

ZAZ: I wish that were a direct quote, because I know somebody who had a Yugo that burst into flames unexpectedly.

No, I'm not sure when you might expect your car to burst into flames. Maybe if it went over a cliff in a 1980s action TV series.


My Adobe did that, but the fire-hardening improved its handling.

healthyinfluence.com
 
2013-09-24 02:35:05 PM

Snarfangel: ZAZ: I wish that were a direct quote, because I know somebody who had a Yugo that burst into flames unexpectedly.

No, I'm not sure when you might expect your car to burst into flames. Maybe if it went over a cliff in a 1980s action TV series.

My Adobe did that, but the fire-hardening improved its handling.

[healthyinfluence.com image 525x380]



Nice.  I GIS'd "adobe car" and didn't follow through.  The convenient cupholders were ahead of their time!
 
2013-09-24 02:37:17 PM
Trollmitter isn't afraid to just make up his own narrative, I see.

/got shares in Airbus, or you just like flying planes that (incorrectly) believe themselves to be smarter than their pilots, Trollmittard?
 
2013-09-24 02:51:12 PM
A paragraph a page, spread across four pages? That's some quality web journalism right there, Lou
 
2013-09-24 02:55:58 PM
Hey!  You're being unfair to Yugos.  Those things were cheap, easy to maintain, sturdy, and so butt ugly you never had to worry about it being stolen.  You could swap the entire body from one Yugo to another one with common hand tools, lift the engine out with some belt ropes and a few buddies you called over and paid in beer, and jack it up using 2x4s and cinder blocks.  If it had been made by Chevy, there would be Yugos up on blocks in every front yard south of the Mason-Dixon line.

Plus they had the most distinctive engine sounds of any automobile ever made.  What other car could make everyone who hear it ask its driver "is that thing about to explode?"
 
2013-09-24 03:01:47 PM

SuperNinjaToad: For the most part, industry experts have termed these events as typical "teething problems" of the new passenger plane.


Bears repeating.
I dont think that the public understands the revolutionary leap this plane made; of course its going to have issues at first. My old man spent 15 years just trying to make the carbon composite sections work together. They did it, but he was glad to retire.
 
2013-09-24 03:02:39 PM

Yugoboy: Hey!

That's not very nice... couldn't you call it the Chevy Vega of the skies, or the Ford Edsel?

*Pouts in corner*


the Yugo convertible was an awesome value purchase in it's day. -hugs-
 
2013-09-24 03:07:40 PM

Mart Laar's beard shaver: SuperNinjaToad: For the most part, industry experts have termed these events as typical "teething problems" of the new passenger plane.

Bears repeating.
I dont think that the public understands the revolutionary leap this plane made; of course its going to have issues at first. My old man spent 15 years just trying to make the carbon composite sections work together. They did it, but he was glad to retire.


Of course they don't. They expect it to work first go around and basically be a repainted more experienced 737 model. That's why iphones are so popular.
 
2013-09-24 03:26:38 PM

nekom: ZAZ: I wish that were a direct quote, because I know somebody who had a Yugo that burst into flames unexpectedly.

No, I'm not sure when you might expect your car to burst into flames. Maybe if it went over a cliff in a 1980s action TV series.

It's more common than you think.  Both my mom and my uncle lost their Dodge Aspen and Chevy Cavalier respectively to unexplained fires while parked.


or.....someone is out to get your family?
 
2013-09-24 03:31:34 PM
Boeing, just another lousy company based in Chicago.
 
2013-09-24 03:32:28 PM
Moodybastard:
It's more common than you think.  Both my mom and my uncle lost their Dodge Aspen and Chevy Cavalier respectively to unexplained fires while parked.

or.....someone is out to get your family?


Nah, we're not important enough to have enemies.
 
2013-09-24 03:34:20 PM

whither_apophis: Boeing, just another lousy company based in Chicago.


THANKS OBAMA
 
2013-09-24 03:37:41 PM
"I want to reiterate that we have extreme confidence in the 787 airplane and the 787 ideas," Mike Sinnett, the 787′s chief project engineer for Boeing, said in a teleconference in January. "For a long, long time we looked at the airplane and there were so many things that we wanted to do. We wanted to make an airplane that was more fuel efficient, more comfortable for passengers, and we wanted to give the airlines more flexibility. We've achieved those goals. We're very, very happy with how it is performing."

of course he would say this--he works for boeing.
 
2013-09-24 03:38:40 PM

zerkalo: A paragraph a page, spread across four pages? That's some quality web journalism right there, Lou



I stopped reading at the first page jump and then just read the comments here instead to find out how wrong subby's headline was.
 
2013-09-24 03:44:03 PM
The budget airliner that probably does budget maintenance?
 
2013-09-24 04:02:27 PM

Yugoboy: Hey!

That's not very nice... couldn't you call it the Chevy Vega of the skies, or the Ford Edsel?

*Pouts in corner*


LOL

Nicely done.
 
2013-09-24 04:06:17 PM
Call it what you want, as long as you don't call it 'smoking hole in the ground'
 
2013-09-24 04:10:00 PM
Representing the cutting edge of Serbo-Croation aeronautic technology.

/What kind of name is Pep Streebek?
//Wait, you didn't say "the virgin" Connie Swale.
 
2013-09-24 04:12:26 PM
Buy a Caddilac and get a free Yugo on the side.

I think a dealer in Detroit did this, as well.

The Yugo was only $4,000.

http://articles.chicagotribune.com/1986-03-22/business/8601210722_1_ yu go-america-yugo-gv-new-cadillac
 
gja [TotalFark]
2013-09-24 04:16:57 PM
Woudln't "Pinto of the skies" be more on-par for the propensity to go all barbeque-y?
Also, the Chevy Fiero liked to superheat and do this.
 
2013-09-24 04:17:02 PM

Yugoboy: Hey!

That's not very nice... couldn't you call it the Chevy Vega of the skies, or the Ford Edsel?

*Pouts in corner*


As the former owner of a Yugo I'm getting a kick, etc.

1986 Yugo, bought new for $3999. I eventually had to sell it (to a collector for parts) in 2000 because parts I needed for it (after having it for so long) we either not available anymore or prohibitively expensive. Blame the war in Yugoslavia and the bombing of the Yugo factories otherwise I'd still have it. Front wheel drive and fast and maneuverable as heck. Had over 200K miles on it at the time.
 
2013-09-24 05:08:26 PM
So, I guess that union labor was good for something? I mean Boing usually doesn't have these kind of problems, but didn't they move the production of the Dreamliner to a non-union facility?
 
2013-09-24 05:24:56 PM
Mayor of Washington, DC .. "It's the sequester! No, wait .. it's the Republicans! No, that's not right .. it's Wal-Mart and no living wage!" (takes a cabbage to the head) .. "I'll get this right, hang on. I got it, it's the robots!"

/shepherd's crook
 
2013-09-24 05:36:19 PM

Slaves2Darkness: So, I guess that union labor was good for something? I mean Boing usually doesn't have these kind of problems, but didn't they move the production of the Dreamliner to a non-union facility?


They outsources the production of components (like the wings and tail) to hundreds of different companies around the world, all of varying quality.  It's kinda like building a house by ordering 10,000 bricks from 5000 different brick companies around the world.
 
2013-09-24 05:37:30 PM

SDRR: Yugoboy: Hey!

That's not very nice... couldn't you call it the Chevy Vega of the skies, or the Ford Edsel?

*Pouts in corner*

LOL

Nicely done.


Yo, yo, yo; easy on the Vega hate! Only thing that ever went wrong with mine was the smog pump.

/And the tree that embedded itself in the passenger-side door after I hopped the curb in a power-slide
 
2013-09-24 05:50:42 PM
Word.

www.wired.com
 
2013-09-24 06:41:13 PM

gweilo8888: Trollmitter isn't afraid to just make up his own narrative, I see.

/got shares in Airbus, or you just like flying planes that (incorrectly) believe themselves to be smarter than their pilots, Trollmittard?


We are going to tell them this situation is far from good enough," company spokeswoman Anne-Sissel Skaanvik told the news service. "We have not had the reliability that we had expected from brand new planes, so something must happen, fast ... Clearly Boeing has not had good enough operative quality control."
 
2013-09-24 07:15:38 PM

RedHeadLover: Word.

[www.wired.com image 670x452]


*Points at various parts of the car*

You go, then you go, then you go, then....
 
2013-09-24 08:08:24 PM

nekom: It's more common than you think.  Both my mom and my uncle lost their Dodge Aspen and Chevy Cavalier respectively to unexplained fires while parked.


My mother bought an 1 yr old used Aspen from a Dodgey dealer.  The thing knew you were turning in front of traffic and would stall.  Not just the engine is about to die but it will roll but more of a slam on the brakes and stop right and and not want to start for a bit kind of stop.  Dodge didn't have any info on the carburetor and claimed it didn't exist even though it had "Dodge" in the casting.  It was sold before it caught fire.  Oddly enough my father was working 767 avionics at the time.
 
2013-09-24 08:21:47 PM

kg2095: We are going to tell them this situation is far from good enough," company spokeswoman Anne-Sissel Skaanvik told the news service. "We have not had the reliability that we had expected from brand new planes, so something must happen, fast ... Clearly Boeing has not had good enough operative quality control."


Yep, absolutely nothing like Trollmittard's headline.

/are you the Weaselmitter?
 
2013-09-24 09:24:39 PM
My first car was a dark red 1988 Yugo.What a sweet ride! It was light enough that I could push it when it broke down (a lot) and it had surprisingly comfortable seats. It felt like you were driving an aluminum can, but I loved that car.
 
2013-09-24 09:53:25 PM

gweilo8888: kg2095: We are going to tell them this situation is far from good enough," company spokeswoman Anne-Sissel Skaanvik told the news service. "We have not had the reliability that we had expected from brand new planes, so something must happen, fast ... Clearly Boeing has not had good enough operative quality control."

Yep, absolutely nothing like Trollmittard's headline.

/are you the Weaselmitter?


Oh yeah??? Well I think your just a big old meanie. So there!

No, I do not have that honor of being the weaselmitter. I wish I was though - that sounds like a pretty groovy gig.
 
2013-09-24 10:58:09 PM
WTF!   who do these people think they are with their short multiple pages?  CRACKED?
 
2013-09-25 12:55:17 AM

ZAZ: No, I'm not sure when you might expect your car to burst into flames.


Getting rear-ended by a German jeep might do it.
 
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