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Poor, Poor Biman Bangladesh

It’s a sad state of affairs at Biman Bangladesh, the national carrier of, you guessed it, Bangladesh.  A BBC story says that the airline put a "lonely hearts" ad in the newspaper looking for a strategic partner for long walks in the woods (and to pay the bills).  Biman has 5 of its 13 ancient aircraft in the shop, and it does not have the funds to get them out.  Flying DC-10s that are way past their prime means that they were losing upwards of $80,000 each time they flew to New York.  Which, let’s be honest, is impressive in its own right.  And it was paying an average of $20 to every passenger in compensation for delays and cancellations.

Won’t you please save Biman?

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