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by jetwet1
Mon Apr 23, 2018 8:49 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: In-flight emergency discussion thread - Tell your story!
Replies: 12
Views: 525

Re: In-flight emergency discussion thread - Tell your story!

The closest I've come to it is a medical diversion, flying DL LAS-ATL we were over Oklahoma when the ding "are there any medical professionals onboard" announcement was made, credit to the crew up front, they kept everyone informed of what was going on including the point at which we were ...

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by jetwet1
Mon Apr 23, 2018 8:13 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Moron... .. err "Unruly passenger" removed from AA flight in Miami - Tased multiple times
Replies: 14
Views: 469

Re: Moron... .. err "Unruly passenger" removed from AA flight in Miami - Tased multiple times

Grab an officers gun and he is still breathing, that's the surprising part.

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by jetwet1
Mon Apr 23, 2018 7:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Woman fined $500 by US CBP for saving Delta snack
Replies: 166
Views: 17740

Re: Woman fined $500 for saving Delta snack

Most people I see who bring fruit/veggies through are just made to throw it out and go on their merry way. One of two things happened, either she was nasty/fought with the agent or the agent was one of those overzealous power-hungry types. Pretty much this, though I have found customs agents to be ...

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by jetwet1
Sun Apr 22, 2018 7:45 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: United Brand Refresh/Throwback Concept
Replies: 15
Views: 1421

Re: United Brand Refresh/Throwback Concept

I like the concept of 'modern retro', but I can't get behind this particular execution. I don't think they should take the tulip or globe in the next rebrand; they should start fresh. However, I really would love to see them acquire the last TWA livery from AA, replace the metallic red with metal b...

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by jetwet1
Sat Apr 21, 2018 10:10 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: RIP Avicii (Tim Bergling)
Replies: 23
Views: 1068

Re: RIP Avicii (Tim Bergling)

Reportedly also a heavy alcohol abuser, to the point of alcoholic pancreatitis. What a waste of talent and gone far too young. Why are you so angry and why do you always post inflammatory topics that serve no other purpose than to cause division? I don't take that as angry or inflammatory, the fact...

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by jetwet1
Sat Apr 21, 2018 9:33 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: British Airways going to 3 or 2 star?
Replies: 16
Views: 725

Re: British Airways going to 3 or 2 star?

Should we discuss the very comfortable club Europe? Or spending a few thousand on a club world ticket, then have to cough up more for seat selection, but hey, there is their international first class, which I would rate as one of the best international business classes out there. So yeah, 4 star, no...

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by jetwet1
Sat Apr 21, 2018 9:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian schedule out of OAK
Replies: 13
Views: 2024

Re: Norwegian schedule out of OAK

It's DY's MO, they are creating hubs at US airports, looks at what is happening at LAX, OAK and FLL, multiple flights from multiple airports in Europe, the question is, will they reach critical mass before they run out of money. Also, in this month's in-flight magazine they were listing flights out ...

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by jetwet1
Sat Apr 21, 2018 12:02 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Hainan Airlines not 5 Star
Replies: 26
Views: 1914

Re: Hainan Airlines not 5 Star

It's not exactly a huge secret that Skytrax ratings can be bought.

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by jetwet1
Fri Apr 20, 2018 9:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: Jetblue E190 Decision imminent and Europe news?
Replies: 195
Views: 29465

Re: Rumor: Jetblue E190 Decision imminent and Europe news?

Itll be tough to compete on a product basis with a A321 vs a 777 or A330 that everyone else will be flying. I know itll be fun and cool that Jetblue will be flying trans-atlantic, potentially, but lets be realistic as to what the product theyll be up against. Compare B6 Mint to BA club world, I kno...

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by jetwet1
Thu Apr 19, 2018 10:21 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Premium cabin layouts
Replies: 11
Views: 1385

Re: Premium cabin layouts

That makes it a more interesting question. While 1-2-1 is the current gold standard in this regard for J, the need for airlines to still put as many people as possible in the cabin means that most of those fly in a (reverse) herringbone-style set-up (example: Delta One A330/744, Zodiac Cirrus) whic...

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by jetwet1
Thu Apr 19, 2018 10:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: Jetblue E190 Decision imminent and Europe news?
Replies: 195
Views: 29465

Re: Rumor: Jetblue E190 Decision imminent and Europe news?

$599 ow J (of any variety) is not a real money maker on TATL (I know you said "minimum"). Just because the distance/flight time is similar to US transcon, does not mean the costs and market are equivalent. Realistically, I think we'd be looking at double that amount+ to be compelling for ...

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by jetwet1
Thu Apr 19, 2018 6:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: Jetblue E190 Decision imminent and Europe news?
Replies: 195
Views: 29465

Re: Rumor: Jetblue E190 Decision imminent and Europe news?

I think for BOS-Europe to succeed, B6 will need to have a lot of paying Mint customers. I would think $599 minimum and 85+% load factor. Find the routes with highest business demand and those will be the ones B6 picks. Also, B6 definitely does not want to get into a race-to-the-bottom fight with No...

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by jetwet1
Wed Apr 18, 2018 4:24 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: How Good Is BA World Traveller Plus TATL?
Replies: 11
Views: 751

Re: How Good Is BA World Traveller Plus TATL?

While WT+ is certainly better than WT, I would rate DY premium as superior except for 2 things, the IFE selection is a little small and food is hit and miss, is there is a curry dish on the BA flight it is hard to beat.

Either way I would still take DY.

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by jetwet1
Tue Apr 17, 2018 8:10 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Survey: US traveler inflight entertainment
Replies: 6
Views: 312

Re: Survey: US traveler inflight entertainment

Done, please be sure to share the results if you can.

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by jetwet1
Tue Apr 17, 2018 6:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN 1380 LGA-DAL emergency landing at PHL, 1 fatality
Replies: 675
Views: 106627

Re: WN 1380 LGA-DAL emergency landing at PHL

Seems eerily similar to Southwest 3472, doesn't it? I'm surprised it wasn't mentioned earlier... Very similar from the engine pictures. That aircraft's (3472) registration was N766SW which is 6 numbers away from this one which leads one to believe that these two aircraft were built in the same time...

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by jetwet1
Mon Apr 16, 2018 9:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sun Country (SY) strands hundreds of passengers in Mexico and tells them to find their own way home
Replies: 214
Views: 20916

Re: Sun Country (SY) strands hundreds of passengers in Mexico and tells them to find their own way home

Your principles are great, but these ideas wouldn't even get a low-level congressional committee hearing. Structurally, the US legislative process is so lop-sidely pro-business as to be laughable. Particularly this Congress, Administration and Judiciary. I wouldn't be so sure, an American airline t...

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by jetwet1
Mon Apr 16, 2018 6:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sun Country (SY) strands hundreds of passengers in Mexico and tells them to find their own way home
Replies: 214
Views: 20916

Re: Sun Country (SY) strands hundreds of passengers in Mexico and tells them to find their own way home

Delta has such a PR opportunity. Fly a plane down there and offer them $199 plus taxes to get home. The MSP media will love it and will be very cheap publicity! additionally they will win over some flyers to be loyal to delta forever. 100%, find a plane, find a crew, load it with food and drink, th...

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by jetwet1
Mon Apr 16, 2018 6:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest flight 3461 April 15: "Passengers Cry, Scream in Southwest Airlines Landing"
Replies: 76
Views: 13300

Re: "Passengers Cry, Scream in Southwest Airlines Landing"

MSN is quoting a Daily Mail story, for those in the US, the Daily Mail makes the New York Post look like the Wall Street Journal. In ever Daily Mail story regarding aviation there are rules, someone must : A, Think they were going to die B, Think they were about to crash C, Pray D, Make the fact tha...

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by jetwet1
Fri Apr 13, 2018 10:34 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Passenger denied boarding on WOW Air flight for not including middle name in reservation
Replies: 38
Views: 3872

Re: Passenger denied boarding on WOW Air flight for not including middle name in reservation

As with most here, i've never had an issue not putting in a middle name, off the top of my head the only issue i've had with a reservation was on BA back in 2002, I was flying LAX-LHR in First, the credit card I had used to buy the ticket had been cloned, the issuer (I want to say Citibank) killed t...

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by jetwet1
Thu Apr 12, 2018 2:58 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump signs FOSTA law
Replies: 50
Views: 1353

Re: Trump signs FOSTA law

Forgetting the rhetoric, it's actually something good for once from the Trump Whitehouse.

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by jetwet1
Thu Apr 12, 2018 1:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAG considering placing a bid for Norwegian
Replies: 227
Views: 28219

Re: IAG considering placing a bid for Norwegian

Otherwise, Willy will cut Norwegian service level further, hard to imagine. Just to answer this briefly, i've done 4 long haul legs on DY in premium over the last 6 weeks, for comparison to BA's WT+ Better seats on DY, more seat pitch and width Food is a wash, i've had great food on both, bad on bo...

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by jetwet1
Wed Apr 11, 2018 4:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta 767-300 Last Flight Date?
Replies: 51
Views: 16913

Re: Delta 767-300 Last Flight Date?

Narfish641 wrote:

Yep, there are currently 56 300ER in Delta's fleet. And unfortunately no, as DL_Mech posted these frames clocked 80k flight hours and 29k miles (Which I believe for the miles is average). It's game over for these two.


29k cycles, not miles

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by jetwet1
Wed Apr 11, 2018 4:06 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: FBI Raids Trump's Lawyer & GOP Deputy Finance Chair Michael Cohen
Replies: 121
Views: 2894

Re: FBI Raids Trump's Lawyer & GOP Deputy Finance Chair Michael Cohen

Well the Republican leadership has tried to warn the Whitehouse off from firing Mueller before, would they do so again or just let the chips fall ?

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by jetwet1
Tue Apr 10, 2018 12:13 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Food in Delta BusinessElite
Replies: 3
Views: 347

Re: Food in Delta BusinessElite

For some reason I remember a short rib dish and a stew type thing, though that was out of ATL.

DL does a good job with the short rib so I grab it whenever I can, sorry I can't be more help.

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by jetwet1
Tue Apr 10, 2018 12:06 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: FBI Raids Trump's Lawyer & GOP Deputy Finance Chair Michael Cohen
Replies: 121
Views: 2894

Re: FBI Raids Trump's Lawyer & GOP Deputy Finance Chair Michael Cohen

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DaZaw5vU0AABsEb.jpg:large A thousand words. Bolton regrets it already. Pence knows he'll be the President soon. Oh yay, I've spent the past week watching the Handmaids Tale, just what this country needs is a religious freak in the White House....But I really think Pence ...

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by jetwet1
Tue Apr 10, 2018 10:16 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: FBI Raids Trump's Lawyer & GOP Deputy Finance Chair Michael Cohen
Replies: 121
Views: 2894

Re: FBI Raids Trump's Lawyer & GOP Deputy Finance Chair Michael Cohen

It is boring because it seems like the constitutional organs are simply doing their job. So far no investigation was enough to stick something to Trump, so until it turns out that this one is different, I find the reactions boring. Or does anybody believe that the Trumpanzes care if Cohen is found ...

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by jetwet1
Tue Apr 10, 2018 10:10 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: French strikes begin
Replies: 18
Views: 837

Re: French strikes begin

And we just passed Gare de Nord and nothing...Good to see.

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by jetwet1
Tue Apr 10, 2018 10:08 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: French strikes begin
Replies: 18
Views: 837

Re: French strikes begin

Well (dragging the thread back on to the strikes) between the strikes and the flooding, the metro has been a mess. I'm in a car heading out to CDG right now, I gave up trying to take the RER out, I don't know what's going on, but there is a LOT of police and gendarme racing past us (majority in riot...

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by jetwet1
Tue Apr 10, 2018 8:49 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Why is Kia making a 60,000 luxury sedan ?
Replies: 30
Views: 1190

Re: Why is Kia making a 60,000 luxury sedan ?

Were/Are there any really anything amazing about them at the time that justified their pricing? What could a 12 cylinder car offer the average Connecticut driver? I had a US spec W12 for a few years, where it really excelled was as a highway cruiser, fantastic car for a long drive. Where it failed ...

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by jetwet1
Tue Apr 10, 2018 8:42 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: FBI Raids Trump's Lawyer & GOP Deputy Finance Chair Michael Cohen
Replies: 121
Views: 2894

Re: FBI Raids Trump's Lawyer & GOP Deputy Finance Chair Michael Cohen

seahawk wrote:
Boring witch hunt.


Says the group of people that gave us how many Bengazi hearings ? Costing the tax payers how much ? That resulted in how many guilty pleas....

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by jetwet1
Mon Apr 09, 2018 6:43 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Why is Kia making a 60,000 luxury sedan ?
Replies: 30
Views: 1190

Re: Why is Kia making a 60,000 luxury sedan ?

You may want to look at Kia's range and their prices, they are no longer the bargain basement brand, they put out some very nice cars.

Main issue is still the resale value, best way to buy a 2018 Kia, wait for the lease returns in 2020

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by jetwet1
Fri Apr 06, 2018 7:20 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Kamala Harris jokes about Trump death
Replies: 22
Views: 750

Re: Kamala Harris jokes about Trump death

NIKV69 wrote:

Joe Biden call your office.


The last thing on this planet you should wish for is Biden running against Trump, the debates would be hilarious to say the least.

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by jetwet1
Thu Apr 05, 2018 8:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: HiFly adding second hand A380s
Replies: 104
Views: 24682

Re: HiFly adding second hand A380s?

I have a question, is MCO 380 ready ?

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by jetwet1
Thu Apr 05, 2018 10:04 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: TSA screening TBIT
Replies: 1
Views: 270

TSA screening TBIT

If you have travelled throgh Tom Bradley, you will have noticed the carry on baggage screening system, on my last couple of trips through it seemed like the system is selecting a lot more bags for secondary screening, from personal experience it was around 1/4 - 1/3 of the bags, on my last couple of...

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by jetwet1
Thu Apr 05, 2018 10:00 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: No security, immigration, or customs for connecting International flights at ATL?
Replies: 15
Views: 2629

Re: No security, immigration, or customs for connecting International flights at ATL?

If this has changed, it's changed in the last two months. I fly internationally from ATL at least 6x a year and I know that terminal like the back of my hand. When you exit the aircraft, you're funneled directly into the CBP secure area, not really sure where else you go? Did you notice anyone from...

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by jetwet1
Wed Apr 04, 2018 1:45 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: YouTubes assault on the First AND Second Ammendment
Replies: 115
Views: 3420

Re: YouTubes assault on the First AND Second Ammendment

Nothing like showing YouTube is wrong about gun violence, than having a few people shot up at their headquarters.... Thoughts and prayers. Guns don't kill people. Lone wolf (white female so can't be a terrorist) Darn it, now hearing she is not white, so change the last .one to terrorist..... I'm am...

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by jetwet1
Wed Apr 04, 2018 6:33 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Laura Ingraham's show losing Sponsors.
Replies: 172
Views: 4789

Re: Laura Ingraham's show losing Sponsors.

I also like how he resisted the media pressure to abandon Ingraham and thumbed his nose at anarchy. If that is a loser I will take it over your gaudy pillows any day. :wave: He isn't thumbing his nose at anything, he is taking a calculated gamble that his stand against those boycotting her show wil...

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by jetwet1
Wed Apr 04, 2018 6:11 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: YouTubes assault on the First AND Second Ammendment
Replies: 115
Views: 3420

Re: YouTubes assault on the First AND Second Ammendment

Nothing like showing YouTube is wrong about gun violence, than having a few people shot up at their headquarters....

Thoughts and prayers.
Guns don't kill people.
Lone wolf (white female so can't be a terrorist)

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by jetwet1
Fri Mar 30, 2018 12:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA996 EZE-DFW returned to EZE; airport closed
Replies: 17
Views: 4233

Re: AA996 EZE-DFW returned to EZE; airport closed

Hey Max Q, congrats, you now know something from inside the industry.......lmfao, I will leave to someone else to explain why I find this funny.

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by jetwet1
Wed Mar 28, 2018 5:56 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Flight preferences survey
Replies: 5
Views: 264

Re: Flight preferences survey

Done

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by jetwet1
Tue Mar 27, 2018 6:06 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Cruise Ship Thread 2018
Replies: 37
Views: 1756

Re: Cruise Ship Thread 2018

https://storylines.com/
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Slightly off topic, but it looks like the old Marco Polo is going on to a new life as a condos at sea venture

https://storylines.com/

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by jetwet1
Sun Mar 25, 2018 2:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sanctions Could Derail Boeing Deal With Iran Airlines
Replies: 7
Views: 1588

Re: Sanctions Could Derail Boeing Deal With Iran Airlines

The quick and simple answer is yes, but then again so would Airbus if the US puts santions back into place in regards to Iran.

You can also throw in China as well, the reality is that Boeing is a huge, easy target for tariffs.

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by jetwet1
Sun Mar 25, 2018 7:37 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: YouTubes assault on the First AND Second Ammendment
Replies: 115
Views: 3420

Re: YouTubes assault on the First AND Second Ammendment

YouTube will soon ban and delete all videos relating to guns and gun safety. Another branch of the liberal media continues its assault on the law abiding citizens who exercise their god given right to own a firearm and watch educational videos on the subject. If we are going to start requiring priv...

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by jetwet1
Fri Mar 23, 2018 8:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Woman bumped, United gave her a $10K voucher
Replies: 35
Views: 7789

Re: Woman bumped, United gave her a $10K voucher

Has anyone seen any actual proof, the only picture I have seen said up to $10,000

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by jetwet1
Thu Mar 22, 2018 2:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: World's best airports for 2018 named by Skytrax
Replies: 52
Views: 8326

Re: World's best airports for 2018 named by Skytrax

How in the world is LHR above ZRH ? Right there proves Skytrax has zero credibility.

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by jetwet1
Tue Mar 20, 2018 7:14 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Flying the HeliTaxi helicopter shuttle in BLR
Replies: 9
Views: 3276

Re: Flying the HeliTaxi helicopter shuttle in BLR

$45 not to be stuck in traffic for 2-3 hours, that's a bargain, as you said, smooth out oa few edges and print money.

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by jetwet1
Mon Mar 19, 2018 6:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: China Eastern FA's Caught on Video Orgy
Replies: 50
Views: 13088

Re: China Eastern FA's Caught on Video Orgy

Oh wow, a group of flight attendants partying down route, I am shocked......I'm also glad camera phone were not around a couple of decades ago.

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by jetwet1
Mon Mar 19, 2018 2:09 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Cans of beer on a US domestic flight.
Replies: 16
Views: 2854

Cans of beer on a US domestic flight.

We are having a debate at work on the number of cans of beer on a typical US domestic flight, does anyone have any insight ?

Are there routes known for a larger than normal load ?

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by jetwet1
Mon Mar 19, 2018 7:06 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: So what IF Trump had an affair with Stormy Daniels
Replies: 261
Views: 7160

Re: So what IF Trump had an affair with Stormy Daniels

Here is an article showing that Stormy Daniels is just making up this story for money.. shes bankrupt! That explains why she is being sued for breaching an DNA, that if we are to believe Trump/Cohen says nothing about anything.... Seriously, think this through, "we want you to sign this piece ...

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