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by Flighty
Fri Aug 17, 2018 11:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New airport for NYC and Philadelphia
Replies: 87
Views: 7564

Re: New airport for NYC and Philadelphia

NYC needs better transportation to its EXISTING airports, and a full renovation for each of them. At least the renovation is coming for LGA. There are already plenty of airports between NY and Philly, but developing them won’t solve congestion in the sky. What we need is for airlines to decrease fr...

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by Flighty
Fri Aug 17, 2018 11:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New airport for NYC and Philadelphia
Replies: 87
Views: 7564

Re: New airport for NYC and Philadelphia

It's no secret who is using the ~4,000 daily airspace slots at LGA EWR JFK. It's a very solvable set of information. The truth is the reliable capacity is more like 3,200. So carriers need to move the same traffic with 3,200 daily movements and reliability will be solved (I am forgetting TEB and PH...

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by Flighty
Fri Aug 17, 2018 4:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New airport for NYC and Philadelphia
Replies: 87
Views: 7564

Re: New airport for NYC and Philadelphia

NYC doesn't need another airport, maybe a more efficient one would be better. IMO the airspace is so congested between NYC and PHL. Maybe they could close one or two of the NYC airports and run a high speed train to BDL and expand BDL to handle more and larger aircraft. The airspace and airPORTS se...

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by Flighty
Fri Aug 17, 2018 3:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New airport for NYC and Philadelphia
Replies: 87
Views: 7564

Re: New airport for NYC and Philadelphia

NYC doesn't need another airport, maybe a more efficient one would be better. IMO the airspace is so congested between NYC and PHL. Maybe they could close one or two of the NYC airports and run a high speed train to BDL and expand BDL to handle more and larger aircraft. The airspace and airPORTS se...

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by Flighty
Fri Aug 17, 2018 11:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA drops ORD-PEK
Replies: 292
Views: 37896

Re: AA drops ORD-PEK

I would say that ORD already is a mostly domestic hub. Not to the extent of CLT or PHX, but pretty much at the level of PHL or close to it. I'd be interested to see what AA plans to do with a whopping 47 new 787's. I do not see the current fleet being retired any time soon so the question has to be...

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by Flighty
Fri Aug 17, 2018 9:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is it time to close LGA?
Replies: 82
Views: 8413

Re: Is it time to close LGA?

LGA is a heavily used airport that is getting extremely big value from its real estate. There are plenty of useless facilities in the world, but LGA is a very useful facility that helps people every day.

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by Flighty
Thu Aug 16, 2018 9:16 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump's military parade is now estimated to cost $92 million – $80 million more than earlier estimate
Replies: 33
Views: 1040

Re: Trump's military parade is now estimated to cost $92 million – $80 million more than earlier estimate

The public (some of them) voted for Trump and he has a certain amount of authority. This falls within his authority. This is silly but why not? Is it better to send them to invade a country? I think a military parade is pretty harmless and may entertain some of the people. It is better than the shoc...

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by Flighty
Thu Aug 16, 2018 6:27 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Contract awarded - Blue Angels to receive F/A-18E & F Super Hornets
Replies: 28
Views: 1342

Re: Contract awarded - Blue Angels to receive F/A-18E & F Super Hornets

Nothing can ever replicate the A-4. They had little choice in this. An air show with the f-35 would be quite dull. T6 or some super Tucano would be cool tho. F-35: "Ladies and gentlemen, the F-35 is 80 miles away and has identified his targets and launched guided munitions." "Ladies ...

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by Flighty
Wed Aug 15, 2018 6:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Man falls to his death from an MD80 taking off from CCS
Replies: 18
Views: 5808

Re: Man falls to his death from an MD80 taking off from CCS

At least he tried! RIP fella.

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by Flighty
Wed Aug 15, 2018 2:15 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: How international communities deal with asylum seekers?
Replies: 44
Views: 781

Re: How international communities deal with asylum seekers?

With the rise of the information age, people in poor countries realize they could be earning minimum USD 100 per day in a developed country without any desirable skills. If they do have excellent skills, the wage could be 300 USD per day. This is an unimaginable fortune for the 5-6 billion people wh...

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by Flighty
Tue Aug 14, 2018 10:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will DL announce plans to bring back DFW-SEA, DFW-BOS, or DFW-RDU nonstop service in 2019?
Replies: 31
Views: 3529

Re: Will DL announce plans to bring back DFW-SEA, DFW-BOS, or DFW-RDU nonstop service in 2019?

Delta tries to stick to routes where they have an advantage.

DL's hubs can hold their own against AA's core hubs. DL's focus cities cannot. SEA is the only one that has any likelihood. And it would not make money.

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by Flighty
Tue Aug 14, 2018 9:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Utah Man Crashes Plane into Own Home after Domestic Dispute
Replies: 21
Views: 5976

Re: Utah Man Crashes Plane into Own Home after Domestic Dispute

How much do you have to hate your wife to go fully 9/11 on her??? What a loser.

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by Flighty
Tue Aug 14, 2018 5:52 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Peter Strzok is fired
Replies: 73
Views: 1764

Re: Peter Strzok is fired

I mean you're right, the FBI played a major part in getting Trump elected. That was inappropriate. And it's also inappropriate to communicate on your FBI device that you are plotting against a president or president-elect, unless it is part of an FBI investigation. Which frankly, it shouldn't be, b...

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by Flighty
Tue Aug 14, 2018 3:04 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Peter Strzok is fired
Replies: 73
Views: 1764

Re: Peter Strzok is fired

Sigh..all of these Deep State anti Trump FBI and DOJ personnel couldn’t once have leaked news about their investigation into Trump and Russia back when it really mattered and only ever leaked damaging news about their hero HRC, very likely costing her the election and doing precisely as Putin schem...

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by Flighty
Tue Aug 14, 2018 12:02 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Peter Strzok is fired
Replies: 73
Views: 1764

Re: Peter Strzok is fired

Why would he not be fired? Can FBI agents really attempt to mount a coup against the United States? That’s allowed?

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by Flighty
Mon Aug 13, 2018 10:03 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Alaska Airlines (allegedly?) deplanes allergic 15 year old UM instead of an emotional support cat
Replies: 81
Views: 6791

Re: Alaska Airlines (allegedly?) deplanes allergic 15 year old UM instead of an emotional support cat

Try getting some facts before making a silly statement like that. While I don't personally take my cat traveling with me, I consider her a part of the family. What did you expect AS to do, make the cat get off and dump her on the street to die? Or make the cat and owner get off? From what I can tel...

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by Flighty
Mon Aug 13, 2018 9:25 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Alaska Airlines (allegedly?) deplanes allergic 15 year old UM instead of an emotional support cat
Replies: 81
Views: 6791

Re: Alaska Airlines (allegedly?) deplanes allergic 15 year old UM instead of an emotional support cat

Another FAKE emotional support animal! I don’t doubt that these people have emotional problems and are unstable in public situations, but that damn cat doesn’t do jack except bring out the two year old in them. Give the woman a pacifier laced with a sedative and leave the cat at home! Note: This ex...

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by Flighty
Mon Aug 13, 2018 6:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future Int'l Routes from CLT
Replies: 88
Views: 6099

Re: Future Int'l Routes from CLT

According to Aer Lingus, the airline has stated their list of possible adds for 2019 includes PIT, YUL, and a midwestern city. Not sure if they intend to add CLT. I think there's another thread discussing this. I know it's mentioned on both the PIT thread and the TATL expansion thread if I'm not mi...

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by Flighty
Mon Aug 13, 2018 5:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future Int'l Routes from CLT
Replies: 88
Views: 6099

Re: Future Int'l Routes from CLT

I mean it is good to look at what AA/US serves today, and has tested in the past but failed to work. CLT-BCN/MAD/FCO/CDG/DUB, they tried these out and I see they are all operating today. CLT-LON and FRA and MUC are very longstanding so I am not including them here. CLT-BRU and LIS (and Scotland? and...

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by Flighty
Sun Aug 12, 2018 5:15 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Jury orders Monsanto to pay $289 million to cancer patient in Roundup lawsuit
Replies: 37
Views: 996

Re: Jury orders Monsanto to pay $289 million to cancer patient in Roundup lawsuit

I think lawn fertilizer / weed killer is bad stuff. When I spray it, I still taste it for three days afterward. It can't be good. How are you applying those products in a way that results in you tasting any amount? :eyepopping: Use the right spreaders, sprayers, and wear PPE. That's just common sen...

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by Flighty
Sun Aug 12, 2018 3:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ex-UA 744 finds a new home
Replies: 42
Views: 15158

Re: Ex-UA 744 finds a new home

iseeyyc wrote:
travaz wrote:
I love the guy who "Bagged a B.S. degree"


Are they trying to say it was an easy degree to get, that it was a meaningless degree, or that it was a Bachelor of Science?


Maybe they are saying HE is a bachelor of science... or at least, that he bagged one. I'll show myself out.

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by Flighty
Sun Aug 12, 2018 2:47 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Jury orders Monsanto to pay $289 million to cancer patient in Roundup lawsuit
Replies: 37
Views: 996

Re: Jury orders Monsanto to pay $289 million to cancer patient in Roundup lawsuit

I think lawn fertilizer / weed killer is bad stuff. When I spray it, I still taste it for three days afterward. It can't be good. But, the data provide clear evidence that it does not cause cancer. So the award must have been based on a religious / boogeyman / witch doctor type of thinking. After al...

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by Flighty
Sat Aug 11, 2018 3:16 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: What would have made the MD11 safer?
Replies: 35
Views: 2514

Re: What would have made the MD11 safer?

zeke is correct that the statistics are known to be bad. The M11 wasn't able to succeed with human operators as well as other types. Other posters must be correct that the M11 lands just fine in 99.5% of circumstances with 99% of pilots. But that isn't good enough. There was an underlying set of iss...

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by Flighty
Fri Aug 10, 2018 5:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why is BRU so underserved to major US hubs?
Replies: 97
Views: 10976

Re: Why is BRU so underserved to major US hubs?

Benelux is served well via the hub at AMS. At BRU you ride the train to get to the hub. BRU is available and has been tried. It is not "under-served," so this thread has a false premise. BRU was unable to justify more service because the demand to and from the US is poor. BRU is, as other...

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by Flighty
Fri Aug 10, 2018 3:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why is BRU so underserved to major US hubs?
Replies: 97
Views: 10976

Re: Why is BRU so underserved to major US hubs?

Benelux is served well via the hub at AMS. At BRU you ride the train to get to the hub. BRU is available and has been tried. It is not "under-served," so this thread has a false premise. BRU was unable to justify more service because the demand to and from the US is poor. BRU is, as others...

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by Flighty
Thu Aug 09, 2018 7:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B-747SP - Was it economically viable for their operators?
Replies: 86
Views: 12281

Re: B-747SP

I flew CI's 747 SP several times from SFO to TPE, which was at the time the only nonstop from the mainland US to Taiwan. The SP flew higher than other passenger aircraft - if I recall, 40,000 feet. At that altitude you could see the curvature of the earth. Do any airliners today fly that high? No y...

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by Flighty
Thu Aug 09, 2018 1:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus formally list 251t A330neo
Replies: 95
Views: 15005

Re: Airbus formally list 251t A330neo

I am of the opinion that the notion, that the 787 is available for the same price is overdrawn. https://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/analysis-why-a330neo-is-still-the-one-for-airasia-450571/ here they talk about a 30 million USD higher price for the 787. I assume that on the USA airlines, whe...

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by Flighty
Thu Aug 09, 2018 11:57 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What’s something you remember that if you told a younger person they wouldn’t understand?
Replies: 130
Views: 2562

Re: What’s something you remember that if you told a younger person they wouldn’t understand?

Standing in line for a movie in a single, giant screen movie theater at noon for a 3:00 show because the noon show was sold out. This wanna be IMAX stuff today is nothing compared with a 70mm film on a 120’ screen. Also said show running in the same theater for months and still being sold out. Jaws...

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by Flighty
Tue Aug 07, 2018 4:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Taiwan - plans to hit back against the PRC
Replies: 19
Views: 3965

Re: Taiwan - plans to hit back against the PRC

It is nonsense anyway because "China" is not a country; it is a region. The People's Republic of China is a country that is a part of China. Taiwan is an island that is a part of China too, but that doesn't tell us what country it is in. Usually, when airlines list a city, they tell you wh...

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by Flighty
Tue Aug 07, 2018 3:45 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: YouTube removes Alex Jones channel
Replies: 173
Views: 3887

Re: YouTube removes Alex Jones channel

It's dangerous to censor people precisely because you cannot make up a rule for political censorship that is consistent and fair. So the system of free speech could become disabled. We should not be so quick to get rid of free speech. Telephone companies, e-mail companies and YouTube should be bound...

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by Flighty
Mon Aug 06, 2018 2:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA adding DFW-CYS (Cheyenne, WY) and Sat CLT-HVN on 11/4
Replies: 62
Views: 6337

Re: AA adding DFW-CYS (Cheyenne, WY) and Sat CLT-HVN on 11/4

Wyoming has a lot of wealth. I am surprise Delta does not serve Cheyenne from SLC.

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by Flighty
Mon Aug 06, 2018 1:33 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Two-factor authentication (2FA) sent via text (SMS) unsafe
Replies: 13
Views: 531

Re: Two-factor authentication (2FA) sent via text (SMS) unsafe

It is a pretty high barrier that hasn’t been fully and permanently cracked. Just because it is 0.1% hackable doesn’t mean it is useless. It probably cuts fraud by around 99.9% or 99.99. Just not 100.

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by Flighty
Fri Aug 03, 2018 3:54 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Why do people keep moving to California?
Replies: 97
Views: 2702

Re: Why do people keep moving to California?

This has been happening nationwide for decades, and is now accelerating. At least California makes an attempt at lifting the less fortunate up. Doesn't always work but Christ knows they spend the money trying. There are plenty of places in this country where the middle class goes on about their liv...

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by Flighty
Fri Aug 03, 2018 4:06 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The correct sneaker
Replies: 7
Views: 307

Re: The correct sneaker

Saucony

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by Flighty
Thu Aug 02, 2018 7:51 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Cops who shot Thurman Blevins won't face charges
Replies: 22
Views: 840

Re: Cops who shot Thurman Blevins won't face charges

Again, the research shows that blacks are not being disproportionately shot by police - at least from a racially discriminatory viewpoint. Saying that they are ignores the evidence. It’s akin to being a climate change denier. It's like a lot of things. People point to a fact, then make up a culpabi...

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by Flighty
Wed Aug 01, 2018 9:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Motley Fool: American Airlines profit plunging after Q2 results
Replies: 115
Views: 16670

Re: AA on death's door per Motley Fool...

AA is fine. Lots of debt, yes. I’d imagine they’ve paid some off with recent earnings. B6 and AS are in trouble if you go by their logic. I would agree with your last sentence. AA and B6 seem to be lagging in most operational metrics (the big 5 competitive metrics). AS doesn't have massive presence...

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by Flighty
Wed Aug 01, 2018 9:28 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The 'X + Y = Best Night Ever' thread
Replies: 21
Views: 783

Re: The 'X + Y = Best Night Ever' thread

Being 20-30 = best night ever

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by Flighty
Wed Aug 01, 2018 12:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why are Airbus planes still called "Airbus Industrie" when booking tickets?
Replies: 29
Views: 5061

Re: Why are Airbus planes still called "Airbus Industrie" when booking tickets?

leleko747 wrote:
Why do people still call E-Jets as ERJs if Embraer have dropped that label for the E-Jets a long time ago?


I the ERJ is still called ERJ. The EMB-170+ is "not a regional jet" so that's why they don't call it an ERJ.

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by Flighty
Wed Aug 01, 2018 3:45 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Cops who shot Thurman Blevins won't face charges
Replies: 22
Views: 840

Re: Cops who shot Thurman Blevins won't face charges

You don't have to obey any old commands from a cop. But you DO need to obey the "drop the gun" command. From a self defense perspective they need to shoot to kill in this situation. They gave him ample warning and he sadly committed suicide that day. By doing that, he also inflamed his com...

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by Flighty
Tue Jul 31, 2018 1:21 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Why do people keep moving to California?
Replies: 97
Views: 2702

Re: Why do people keep moving to California?

https://calmatters.org/articles/commentary/california-sees-slowing-population-growth/ It's slowing, but still growing. Net migration doesn't take in account natural growth from births. What there is not is a mass exodus to wetter pastures. Some moving companies won't do one way rentals out of NorCa...

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by Flighty
Tue Jul 31, 2018 12:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Gay couple allegedly bumped for straight couple...
Replies: 344
Views: 26584

Re: Gay couple ALLEGEDLY bumped for straight couple...

I have no idea what happened here. Not enough information to really say whether Cooley was discriminated against or not. Here’s an anecdotal, personal experience about implicit bias - my fiancé and I (we’re gay) were traveling back to the US from Europe in business class. This particular plane has ...

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by Flighty
Tue Jul 31, 2018 12:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Gay couple allegedly bumped for straight couple...
Replies: 344
Views: 26584

Re: Gay couple ALLEGEDLY bumped for straight couple...

Is it okay to displace seated passengers for status in this day and age? What is Alaska spouse / significant other upgrade policy? It goes by the more senior FF member status, isn’t that right? Now that gay marriage is legal, do significant others get the same privileges as a spouse? Why would they?...

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by Flighty
Mon Jul 30, 2018 10:14 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Innovations in boarding???
Replies: 71
Views: 5142

Re: Innovations in boarding???

Basically no. Generally zone boarding works fine. If you think you can design a better zone algorithm, go ahead and sell it to airlines. Chances are you cannot. It's great to think about logistical efficiency, but this is one issue that has been completely studied to death and what you see is the be...

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by Flighty
Thu Jul 26, 2018 7:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest reports 2Q results
Replies: 29
Views: 4332

Re: Southwest reports 2Q results

Why is it that WN seems to be the ONLY airline on this forum that folks bring up fuel hedging on like it's some evil plot by them to fudge their numbers to look better? Other airlines can do it too...and sometimes they come out better per quarter because of it. It reminds me of that interview with ...

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by Flighty
Thu Jul 26, 2018 7:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dua Lipa Criticizes United Flight Attendant on Twitter Over Response to Sister's Nut Allergy
Replies: 168
Views: 11194

Re: Dua Lipa Criticizes United Flight Attendant on Twitter Over Response to Sister's Nut Allergy

Right, the pop star asked a question (a good question) and got a correct answer in response. That is why I am supporting both sides here. The pop star started crybullying a little bit, but just because you can crybully doesn't mean you are right. She demands an explanation, which is her right, and i...

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by Flighty
Thu Oct 19, 2017 5:10 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: AA Captain and Public Relations issue.
Replies: 21
Views: 1654

Re: AA CAAptAAin and Public RelAAtions issue.

When Rosa Parks sat at the front of the bus she was part of the local NAACP which wanted to initiate the bus boycott. Rosa Parks volunteered to be the one who sat in the white's only section of the bus. Thank God for Rosa Parks. My point is just because someone is an activist does not mean it is ok...

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by Flighty
Thu Oct 19, 2017 4:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United reports 2017Q3 earnings
Replies: 106
Views: 15889

Re: United reports 2017Q3 earnings

UAL is showing substantially weaker performance than its peers. Personally, I don't get it. They need to cut the marginal flying. Then Kirby is out there saying they will grow. He's not a guy that likes to waste money. I don't get what is going on. Does UAL think things will get better?

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