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by AR385
Fri May 18, 2018 10:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CU972 operated by Global Air down near HAV
Replies: 296
Views: 47251

Re: 737 down near HAV

http://www.gob.mx/sct/prensa/accidente- ... yo-de-2018
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This is an official comuniqué from Mexico´s Ministry of Transport. Hopefully it will clarify many doubts here:

http://www.gob.mx/sct/prensa/accidente- ... yo-de-2018

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by AR385
Tue May 08, 2018 2:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Texas International
Replies: 82
Views: 7339

Re: Texas International

As a child on I flew on TI. They called their DC9's "Pamper Jets", and had some really interesting gate appointments at the airports they served. They later adopted their Texas Flag livery. If I remember correctly they had like overstuffed Naugahyde Chairs, sofas etc in their gate areas, ...

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by AR385
Mon May 07, 2018 6:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aeromexico resumes Barcelona service
Replies: 67
Views: 8393

Re: Aeromexico resumes Barcelona service

Preemptive move to convince Mexican authorities to deny 5th freedom rights to EK. Spain - Mexico market is booming and competition with IB is fierce. AM is also going almost 3x daily to MAD. MEX - MAD 20x per week MEX - BCN 4x per week MEX - CDG 7x per week MEX - AMS 7x per week MEX - LHR 7x per we...

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by AR385
Mon May 07, 2018 6:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Could a major airline ( like AF) actually go under ?
Replies: 74
Views: 11675

Re: Could a major airline ( like AF) actually go under ?

Unfortunately you used a very special case as an example. Due to labor laws in France, and the power of its unions, AF will never go bankrupt. And if it does, it will be revived as a new airline the next day a la Swissair, with the same employees.

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by AR385
Wed May 02, 2018 5:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AR EZE- PUJ 737 MAX 8 longest commercial flight
Replies: 72
Views: 9468

Re: AR EZE- PUJ 737 MAX 8 longest commercial flight

I find this forums to be so delusional at times, it’s absolutely ridiculous. Aside from the small aviation community on here, NOBODY cares what type of aircraft operates a route, or even knows what a 737, a330, widebody or narrow body is. They have no idea what seat pitch is and will book either th...

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by AR385
Wed May 02, 2018 5:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AR EZE- PUJ 737 MAX 8 longest commercial flight
Replies: 72
Views: 9468

Re: 737 MAX 8 longest commercial flight

496TFS wrote:
Great. Imagine the middle, 30 inch pitch seat for 7 1/2 hours? No thank you.

Too bad not one airline CEO has ever suffered in the back.


What is the difference between that and spending 12hrs in the middle, 30 inch pitch seat, in the middle row of a 747?

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by AR385
Wed Apr 04, 2018 9:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DC-8-52/E190 similarity in appearance
Replies: 6
Views: 1712

Re: DC-8-52/E190 similarity in appearance

Sure sure, And if you take the tail engine off a DC-10, then narrow the airliner a bit, it´s a 767.

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by AR385
Wed Apr 04, 2018 8:00 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: President Trump is calling on the military to guard the US-Mexico border
Replies: 75
Views: 2092

Re: President Trump is calling on the military to guard the US-Mexico border

Thanks to Mr. Trump, Mexico is being a bit more lax with the usual detentions this year. This wouldn't surprise me, but where did you get this information? Here you go. http://www.eleconomista.com.mx/politica/Suben-las-deportaciones-de-centroamericanos-desde-Mexico-20170204-0009.html if it were up ...

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by AR385
Wed Apr 04, 2018 4:51 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: President Trump is calling on the military to guard the US-Mexico border
Replies: 75
Views: 2092

Re: President Trump is calling on the military to guard the US-Mexico border

Looks like Mexico has stopped the 1500 in Mexico, but Deadbeat Donald is continuing with his uncontrolled rambling - just like his new $50 Billion tariffs against China. Our military on the border should be fun to watch. First there needs to be planning, accumulation of support needs (everything fr...

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by AR385
Wed Apr 04, 2018 4:48 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: President Trump is calling on the military to guard the US-Mexico border
Replies: 75
Views: 2092

Re: President Trump is calling on the military to guard the US-Mexico border

Mr. Trump has no idea about the difference between the military and the National Guard. Sure, deploy them, I bet the military are gonna love it. It´s a welcome idea, if you want to emulate North Korea. But the National Guard is the military. Am I missing something here? They are military. But they ...

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by AR385
Wed Apr 04, 2018 1:36 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: President Trump is calling on the military to guard the US-Mexico border
Replies: 75
Views: 2092

Re: President Trump is calling on the military to guard the US-Mexico border

Mr. Trump has no idea about the difference between the military and the National Guard. Sure, deploy them, I bet the military are gonna love it. It´s a welcome idea, if you want to emulate North Korea.

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by AR385
Wed Apr 04, 2018 12:31 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Mexican Restaurant chains and Pepsi products
Replies: 24
Views: 900

Re: Mexican Restaurant chains and Pepsi products

Outside of Taco Bell, I've rarely come across a Mexican restaurant that serves Pepsi. Maybe one here and there, but certainly not enough to establish a pattern or correlation. The ONLY reason Coca-Cola has larger sales than Pepsi overall is because they dominate the restaurant market. At any retail...

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by AR385
Mon Apr 02, 2018 10:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What if? 50 seat transcontinetal jets; 76 seat transatlantic jets; 140 seat transpacific jets...
Replies: 51
Views: 6397

Re: What if? 50 seat transcontinetal jets; 76 seat transatlantic jets; 140 seat transpacific jets...

I even doubt there will be enough people flying from Somewhereshire, UK to Peoria, IL, for even a 75 seat Transatlantic airliner to fly with any reasonable frequency.

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by AR385
Sat Mar 24, 2018 7:36 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Hand Propping a Dash 8
Replies: 21
Views: 3193

Re: Hand Propping a Dash 8

Wow. One learns something new everyday.

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by AR385
Sun Mar 11, 2018 10:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA: ORD-MEX
Replies: 8
Views: 2046

Re: AA: ORD-MEX

However, MX made PHL work pretty well. AM migh too, with their JV with Delta.

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by AR385
Sat Mar 03, 2018 12:52 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Ivanka Trump
Replies: 28
Views: 1382

Re: Ivanka Trump

I have to disagree with you, NIKV69. Sure, she is a very pretty woman (if you ignore her hips) On the rest of the things you admire of her, she comes short. As a business woman, well, we can all be entrepreneurs if your family gives you seed capital and covers your losses. I do agree she is an excel...

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by AR385
Wed Feb 28, 2018 9:56 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: 5 planes-3 days of hell..
Replies: 9
Views: 8487

Re: 5 planes-3 days of hell..

Very original and interesting trip report, Once of a kind really, Thanks por posting!

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by AR385
Thu Feb 22, 2018 6:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The A380 and US airlines: Too late or still a chance?
Replies: 111
Views: 14251

Re: The A380 and US airlines: Too late or still a chance?

The A380 simply does not fit with US3 commercial model. No way they would get it. No even second hand.

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by AR385
Wed Feb 14, 2018 4:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Employee Uses Vulgarities Towards Customer @ PDX
Replies: 214
Views: 17282

Re: Delta Employee Uses Vulgarities Towards Customer @ PDX

Any person working front line in the service industry cannot give him/her self the luxury of loosing it to the point displayed here. Anybody who does either needs a loooong vacation or to change industries. He was lucky he wasnt fired.

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by AR385
Wed Feb 14, 2018 4:27 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: *NO FLIGHTS* Spring Break 2017 - To the Pacific Northwest! (AMTRAK, BC, Idaho)
Replies: 14
Views: 3795

Re: *NO FLIGHTS* Spring Break 2017 - To the Pacific Northwest! (AMTRAK, BC, Idaho)

Great report! I specially loved the nature pictures. What struck me about the train, is why the seats don´t have seatbelts? Specially the ones on the Observation Deck. One would think given the recent Amtrak issues, trains would be equipped with seatbelts. I was never able to stomach "Poutine&q...

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by AR385
Mon Feb 12, 2018 6:46 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Turkish Airlines TK 18 for the third time - Full trip report with photos and video
Replies: 9
Views: 8838

Re: Turkish Airlines TK 18 for the third time - Full trip report with photos and video

Thank you for a nice, well rounded an interesting Trip Repor!

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by AR385
Fri Feb 09, 2018 10:43 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: NEW RULES FOR TRIP REPORTS FORUM
Replies: 33
Views: 8673

Re: NEW RULES FOR TRIP REPORTS FORUM

Great! It was about time. Nothing I disliked more than to open a trip report and only a find a youtube link. Good decision from the moderators team!

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by AR385
Fri Feb 09, 2018 10:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why No Transatlantic Service From GDL or MTY?
Replies: 22
Views: 2524

Re: Why No Transatlantic Service From GDL or MTY?

Monterrey has a populatio of 4.1 Million, no just 1 Million as stated by the OP.

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by AR385
Wed Jan 31, 2018 12:00 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Hawaii Ballistic Missile Warning
Replies: 48
Views: 2077

Re: Hawaii Ballistic Missile Warning

I thought so. It sounded too far fetched for it to have been a simple "mistake".

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by AR385
Thu Jan 18, 2018 7:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian Argentina's first plane - PIC
Replies: 23
Views: 6952

Re: Norwegian Argentina's first plane - PIC

https://www.amazon.com/Favaloro-coraz%C ... s=Favaloro
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He also invented the bypass surgery and the Stent. Yes, he committed suicide but I think that should not disqualify him.

https://www.amazon.com/Favaloro-coraz%C ... s=Favaloro

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by AR385
Thu Jan 18, 2018 7:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian Argentina's first plane - PIC
Replies: 23
Views: 6952

Re: Norwegian Argentina's first plane - PIC

José Hernández, Favaloro are both non-conflictive images that should adorn some tails in the future. Makes sense how the did not choose Gardel due to the way he died.

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by AR385
Wed Jan 17, 2018 4:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aeromexico 777 Retirements
Replies: 19
Views: 6909

Re: Aeromexico 777 Retirements

N776AM, ex-Varig, was retired first it would seem (had actually been stored since last November). This particular one seems to be destined for Austrian Airlines as OE-LPF, but I'm curious if the other ones will find new homes. They aren't that old, and by that I mean they were built within the last...

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by AR385
Mon Jan 15, 2018 8:51 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: EK 235 (DXB -> ORD) - A fake smile, doesn't go a long way
Replies: 17
Views: 14379

Re: EK 235 (DXB -> ORD) - A fake smile, doesn't go a long way

Nice report. Photos are not working though.

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by AR385
Mon Jan 15, 2018 10:32 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Hawaii Ballistic Missile Warning
Replies: 48
Views: 2077

Re: Hawaii Ballistic Missile Warning

I don´t buy the story that someone pressed the wrong button. This never happened during the Cold War, even when it was at its most dangerous. But now it does? You mean like a possible hack? Like happened in Dallas several years ago? I’m sure that such a system is totally fool proof and that could n...

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by AR385
Sun Jan 14, 2018 3:37 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Hawaii Ballistic Missile Warning
Replies: 48
Views: 2077

Re: Hawaii Ballistic Missile Warning

Yes. I am aware that a human makes mistakes. I make a lot of mistakes, that is why such a delicate system has to take into consideration that fact, and protect against it. A system that allows such an easy mistake by a human, is a non-robust system, a badly designed one and one that needs to be fixed.

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by AR385
Sun Jan 14, 2018 2:40 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Hawaii Ballistic Missile Warning
Replies: 48
Views: 2077

Re: Hawaii Ballistic Missile Warning

Yes, the tests are still going on in various countries. The key here is that the "This is not a drill" part got through. For all intents and purposes, this was not a "test".

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by AR385
Sun Jan 14, 2018 1:24 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Experiencing Malaysia Airlines’ brand new A350-900 Business Class
Replies: 5
Views: 6357

Re: Experiencing Malaysia Airlines’ brand new A350-900 Business Class

Nice report. It seems the F seat is the same as the J seat. Is that the case?

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by AR385
Sun Jan 14, 2018 12:59 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Hawaii Ballistic Missile Warning
Replies: 48
Views: 2077

Re: Hawaii Ballistic Missile Warning

I don´t buy the story that someone pressed the wrong button. This never happened during the Cold War, even when it was at its most dangerous. But now it does?

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by AR385
Sun Jan 14, 2018 12:54 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: A blast from the past: DC-10-30 - When VA was still VIASA…
Replies: 25
Views: 9310

Re: A blast from the past: DC-10-30 - When VA was still VIASA…

Thank you! Fantastic trip report, very original and nostalgic. I often watched VIASA´s DC-10s operating in MEX and MAD, and they were aircraft with personality! Plus, your very 80s description of how things were inside the plane in that time, reminded me of my flights in those days on Aerolineas Arg...

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by AR385
Sat Jan 13, 2018 3:41 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: How convenient is Embraer's yoke?
Replies: 13
Views: 2837

Re: How convenient is Embraer's yoke?

I am not a pilot. I will just share what one of my best friends, a pilot on a certain airline who for a certain time was Captain of that airline´s fleet of Embraers. Essentially, he hated the yoke. And many crews (according to him) hated it too. The main thing for him, was that the yoke, with its ho...

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by AR385
Mon Jan 08, 2018 9:14 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Are 777s always this loud?
Replies: 47
Views: 7906

Re: Are 777s always this loud?

I suppose it really depends where you are seated. But in general, I have not found them to be noticeably noisier. The 737sNG I find them a lot more noisier.

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by AR385
Mon Jan 08, 2018 9:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: civil crashes at air shows
Replies: 27
Views: 3157

Re: civil crashes at air shows

If I were you, I´d be more specific about what type of crash are you looking for: Military, Commercial, aerobatics, etc.

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by AR385
Fri Jan 05, 2018 9:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aerolineas Argentinas mulls A340 replacement, to suspend Barcelona
Replies: 85
Views: 14178

Re: Aerolineas Argentinas mulls A340 replacement

I believe they ARE replacing their A340S with A330s. They cannot afford another type, much less new.

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by AR385
Sun Dec 31, 2017 3:56 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What is your menu for New Year´s Eve?
Replies: 13
Views: 512

What is your menu for New Year´s Eve?

Just like my post for Christmas, In a few hours it would be New Year´s Eve here. What are you eating this year? As it was for Christmas, It would be nice to find out what people around the world have for New Year.

Regards.

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by AR385
Fri Dec 29, 2017 9:35 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: OK, I'll ask it: What'd you get?
Replies: 33
Views: 1107

Re: OK, I'll ask it: What'd you get?

I got cash. Then I can go and buy what I want.

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by AR385
Fri Dec 29, 2017 6:49 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What is your menu for Christmas?
Replies: 35
Views: 1393

Re: What is your menu for Christmas?

Thank you very much to all of you who took the time to share your Christmas menu. It may seem frivolous but to me is a great way to learn about distant countries. My menu was: Oven roasted Turkey Pork Tamales with green sauce (Green tomatoes and Serrano chiles) Lasagna Bolognese Pan fried Shrimp Pot...

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by AR385
Wed Dec 27, 2017 10:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NH175 LAX-NRT returning to LAX due to a passenger being onboard who shouldnt be onboard
Replies: 94
Views: 19465

Re: NH175 LAX-NRT returning to LAX due to a passenger being onboard who shouldnt be onboard

flydiude380, but aren´t FA´s supposed to do a manual count just before doors are closed? I only see that on regional jets as they need it for weight and balance, I've never seen counting being done on mainline flights I have never been on a flight, wether mainline or regional when a manual count is...

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by AR385
Wed Dec 27, 2017 7:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NH175 LAX-NRT returning to LAX due to a passenger being onboard who shouldnt be onboard
Replies: 94
Views: 19465

Re: NH175 LAX-NRT returning to LAX due to a passenger being onboard who shouldnt be onboard

flydiude380, but aren´t FA´s supposed to do a manual count just before doors are closed?

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by AR385
Wed Dec 27, 2017 6:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Central Virginia Thread (ROA-LYH-CHO) - 2018
Replies: 45
Views: 3665

Re: The Central Virginia Thread ROA-LYH-CHO

I lived in CHO for a few years and it was considered and (never heard anyone referr to it) other than in Central VA. My itinerary used to be MTY-IAH-EWR-CHO. The EWR-CHO part was sometimes in a CO EMB-120 or a Colgan Air 1900D. The 1900D was much much comfortable. The other choice was MTY-IAH-IAD an...

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by AR385
Wed Dec 27, 2017 5:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NH175 LAX-NRT returning to LAX due to a passenger being onboard who shouldnt be onboard
Replies: 94
Views: 19465

Re: NH175 LAX-NRT returning to LAX due to a passenger being onboard who shouldnt be onboard

Way back when AR operated EZE-Rio Gallegos-AKL, the 747 was parked next to a 737 going from Rio Gallegos to AEP. And old lady on her way to AEP was none the wiser and got on the 747. It was 4 hrs until anybody realized the mistake and the flight went on to AKL. They brought her back on the return.

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by AR385
Sun Dec 24, 2017 12:13 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Domestic Jumbo LH NUE-FRA-TXL on the B747-400 and A320neo
Replies: 8
Views: 4665

Re: Domestic Jumbo LH NUE-FRA-TXL on the B747-400 and A320neo

Fantastic trip report. One time I flew LH, MEX-FRA I got D-ABVA, I was surprised how immculate it was, considering it was the oldest 744 in the fleet.

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by AR385
Sun Dec 24, 2017 9:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Video of DL 744 low-pass over MSP
Replies: 46
Views: 9758

Re: Video of DL 744 low-pass over MSP

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mBPOj5VrSdg

I don´t think even without passengers this is not risky.

Yeah that's crazy, this one is nuts too!

https://youtu.be/_dK5VOhKk8s


Wow! thanks for sharing. That´s a hair´s width from crashing!
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71Zulu wrote:
AR385 wrote:

You mean like this? :

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mBPOj5VrSdg

I don´t think even without passengers this is not risky.

Yeah that's crazy, this one is nuts too!

https://youtu.be/_dK5VOhKk8s


Wow! thanks for sharing. That´s a hair´s width from crashing!

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by AR385
Sun Dec 24, 2017 9:00 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What is your menu for Christmas?
Replies: 35
Views: 1393

What is your menu for Christmas?

For the past few years, I ask this question. In a few hours it would be Christmas Eve here. On Monday it would be Chirstmas Day. We in México have the big feast as a dinner on Christmas Eve. When do you have it? And what are you eating this year? I would love to hear the traditional meal for differe...

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