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Thu Jan 18, 2018 4:29 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: De Blasio sues major oil companies over climate change
Replies: 19
Views: 670

Re: De Blasio sues major oil companies over climate change

Another leftist lunatic. This is hilarious.

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Mon Jan 08, 2018 8:42 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Increasing Unfitness of Donald Trump
Replies: 167
Views: 5289

Re: The Increasing Unfitness of Donald Trump

ltbewr wrote:
Of course there is a part of me that would love the doctors to find something really bad in his mental or physical health that could invoke the 25th Amendment or resignation but that is morally wrong to wish for.



But you're wishing for it all the same...

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Thu Dec 14, 2017 4:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: United announces SFO-PPT
Replies: 148
Views: 21345

Re: Updated: United announces SFO-PPT

Very strange... I can't believe SFO-PPT could be run protitably. But may be there will be some subsidies available, from a tourist board, an airport or whoever. We shall know if the route really starts but ends after two years... I also don't understand this one either. Not with a 787 and not given...

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Wed Dec 13, 2017 5:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Woman threatens to kill everyone over a cigarette
Replies: 35
Views: 6502

Re: Woman threatens to kill everyone over a cigarette

She went from merely being kicked off and maybe getting off with a warning to perhaps having felonious charges of making a terroristic threat. Yikes.

People just seem to be losing their minds these days.

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Tue Dec 12, 2017 2:47 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Which Aviation College?
Replies: 11
Views: 635

Re: Which Aviation College?

I can speak to ERAU, shoot me a note, would be happy to give you the scoop!

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Wed Dec 06, 2017 2:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why Does UA Struggle With Polaris Lounge Roll Outs?
Replies: 78
Views: 11982

Re: Why Does UA Struggle With Polaris Lounge Roll Outs?

As someone who is currently going through the pre-construction phase on my home...there are delays everwhere. Architects don't always make as much headway as one wants...if structural engineering challenges arise (all these lounges will require serious structural rework) it causes delays. Permits c...

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Tue Dec 05, 2017 5:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Flight attendant still working at 81
Replies: 48
Views: 11223

Re: AA Flight attendant still working at 81

From the outside looking in, it's easy to say "they passed their yearly training so they must be ok." The reality is there is no way a FA with 40 years of seniority is going to get flunked out of training, it just doesn't happen for a variety of reasons. If you think an 80 year old can ra...

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Tue Dec 05, 2017 5:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Flight attendant still working at 81
Replies: 48
Views: 11223

Re: AA Flight attendant still working at 81

CONTACREW wrote:
Norma Heape number 1 on the sub CO side is 80 and is still flying.


And she's a bitter angry old bat.

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Tue Nov 28, 2017 8:15 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: EWR Barack H Obama Airport
Replies: 80
Views: 5717

Re: EWR Barack H Obama Airport

I agree ATL is the best fit; but I don't think MEM is macabre. In fact if they put up an exhibit in the main entrance hall honoring his life and accomplishments, it would be most fitting. Sometimes people leave flowers at the site of an accident that claimed a loved one... Mr. Obama has no natural ...

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Tue Nov 28, 2017 3:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta leaving GRK
Replies: 27
Views: 6079

Re: Delta leaving GRK

AA stronger in Texas, than UA. Personally, I would say it's AA, then WN, then UA when it comes to flights within Texas. A huge amount of airports in Texas are AA only anyway (CLL, TYR, ABI...just to name a few). That's because CO, later UA, ceded most of these markets. Used to fly all of those plus...

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Thu Nov 16, 2017 6:18 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: EWR Barack H Obama Airport
Replies: 80
Views: 5717

Re: EWR Barack H Obama Airport

GalaxyFlyer wrote:
Name Meigs Field in Chicago after him. Both are monuments to the Chicago way of politics.

GF


That would be appropriate.

Or a closed airstrip in the middle of BFE nowhere that has grass growing up through the cracks of the pavement.

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Tue Nov 14, 2017 5:53 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Prince William - Too many people on planet
Replies: 96
Views: 2811

Re: Prince William - Too many people on planet

Replacement level is generally accepted to be 2.1 children born per female. As a whole, the EU, USA and Canada have NATIVE birthrates below that. But this is what makes the immigration argument such a heated one as well: these countries are using it as a crutch to maintain sustainability for governm...

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Tue Nov 14, 2017 2:58 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Prince William - Too many people on planet
Replies: 96
Views: 2811

Re: Prince William - Too many people on planet

Most Western nations are below replacement birth rates as it is; if there is an over-population problem (and let's be honest, we've heard this sky is falling crap since the 70s), it's not happening in first world countries. But that's another very uncomfortable discussion to have...if one wants to h...

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Mon Nov 13, 2017 4:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Progress On JFK TWA Terminal 5 Hotel Project (PICS)
Replies: 78
Views: 11909

Re: Progress On JFK TWA Terminal 5 Hotel Project (PICS)

Because it's always a classy move to wrap an architectural icon in some meh architectural design work... :duck: I think the banality of the building is actually a very nice canvas to the terminal. Indeed, I think that's the whole point--the hotel design and structure shouldn't take away from the st...

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Tue Nov 07, 2017 5:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FAA Proposes Change to 1500 Hour for Pilots
Replies: 97
Views: 22545

Re: FAA Proposes Change to 1500 Hour for Pilots

In reading many of the responses here, it seems as if we're debating the eternal issue of qualitative VS quantitative hours. And when we talk about flight ops training, that's a very critical issue, especially when you acknowledge that people learn in different ways. When we breakdown how a pilot ma...

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Tue Nov 07, 2017 4:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FAA Proposes Change to 1500 Hour for Pilots
Replies: 97
Views: 22545

Re: FAA Proposes Change to 1500 Hour for Pilots

jonair8 wrote:

The cause of the Colgan Air 3407 crash was pilot error from both fatigue, and lack of experience.


Let's not undersell the obvious bad airmanship and training deficiencies. Occam's Razor.

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Mon Nov 06, 2017 7:46 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: TV-series that went on for too long?
Replies: 99
Views: 4595

Re: TV-series that went on for too long?

I agree about The Walking Dead. Enough already. Gawd, you can't keep fabricating man vs man stories in this post-apocalyptic world without end. It has absolutely and utterly run its course. The writing is so inconsistent too. I'll submit another one: The League I loved this show! Funny as hell, edgy...

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Mon Nov 06, 2017 3:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN Demands AS Route Profitability for DAL in Court Filings
Replies: 68
Views: 8364

Re: WN Demands AS Route Profitability for DAL in Court Filings

I don't see how in every merger and divesture, Southwest screams that it isn't being treated fairly and gets other airlines' gates and all..... but also manages to take over entire, important, airports for itself. Look at DAL and MDW.... probably two of the most anti-competition friendly airports i...

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Thu Nov 02, 2017 7:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Doug Parker on United's Lack of a Southeast Hub
Replies: 196
Views: 20430

Re: Doug Parker on United's Lack of a Southeast Hub

People, this whole thread is ludicrous. One of the advantages of the mergers and consolidations in the domestic industry is that it eliminated some hubs--the USA was, candidly, totally overhubbed. We now have cogency in this. There are network advantages that every carrier has with some of the geogr...

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Wed Nov 01, 2017 1:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: United close to acquire 30-40 used A319/A320
Replies: 91
Views: 22307

Re: Rumor: United close to acquire 30-40 used A319/A320

This is smart and seems like the move to make for the majors moving forward. With some many new aircraft on order, there will be lots on the used market to acquire. Not a lot of risk, low capex, well-known opex. I think it will be a long while before the US3/WN/other big carriers operate the EMB-E2...

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Thu Oct 26, 2017 7:24 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: NAACP Travel Advisory for AA
Replies: 131
Views: 8381

Re: NAACP Travel Advisory for AA

I generally support the NAACP but this advisory is just stupid... why its been useless for years and does nothing but shakedown companies. Name the companies the NAACP has shaken down. Uh, JP Morgan Chase, Wachovia come to mind. And when you factor in "Reverend" Shakedown, you can add Tex...

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Thu Oct 26, 2017 7:14 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: THIS is why Trump will be re-elected
Replies: 61
Views: 2523

Re: THIS is why Trump will be re-elected

Time for us to stop being involved in every damn thing around this planet, militarily or otherwise. Behaving like North Korea (boosting military, ripping trade deals, withdrawing from international agreements, and vilifying friends and foes alike) is not exactly putting interests first. Withdrawing...

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Thu Oct 26, 2017 2:50 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Hollywood Mogul Harvey Weinstein Fired
Replies: 148
Views: 4869

Re: Hollywood Mogul Harvey Weinstein Fired

Sorry Seb but both parties are equally to blame for sexual abuse but like most libs you guys give Weinstein and Bill Clinton a pass. It is all about power and using your influence to take advantage of women. Both parties have done it. A LOT!!! Stratosphere, I do agree, power is the commonality not ...

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Thu Oct 26, 2017 2:49 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: THIS is why Trump will be re-elected
Replies: 61
Views: 2523

Re: THIS is why Trump will be re-elected

While this circus is going on in America, China is becoming a more and more dominant player while the US is isolating itself and burning bridges on a daily basis. Or, a differing viewpoint: the US is taking back its sovereignty that's its abdicated for far too long on the global stage. Putting our ...

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Thu Oct 26, 2017 2:45 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: NAACP Travel Advisory for AA
Replies: 131
Views: 8381

Re: NAACP Travel Advisory for AA

I-ll say it again, it's a shake down out of Rev. Jackson's Rainbow Coalition playbook. Yup. The "Reverend" Je$$e Jack$on has mastered this sort of thing. Parker's retort was pitch perfect. Loved it. Well said. And a company that employs tens of thousands of black people that connects the ...

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Thu Oct 12, 2017 7:42 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Member(s) of Congress being treated for Alzheimers
Replies: 22
Views: 1109

Re: Member(s) of Congress being treated for Alzheimers

Let's be honest here, people. This isn't a Democrat or Republican thing. This is the fact that the ruling class lives by its own set of rules, we peasants be damned. They should be subjected to drug tests to hold their offices, there should be a fitness for duty exam past a certain age, and yeah, te...

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Tue Oct 10, 2017 10:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DOT seeks terminate 19 communities from EAS program.
Replies: 127
Views: 17798

Re: DOT seeks terminate 19 communities from EAS program.

Driving distances to nearest/most accessible commercially served airline destination: EAS Communities granted waivers: AL Muscle Shoals 70 miles to HSV, 110 miles to BHM CA El Centro 62 mi to YUM CO Pueblo 44 mi to COS GA Macon 84 mi to ATL (only the world’s biggest goddamn hub) KS Salina 97 mi to I...

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Wed Oct 04, 2017 3:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United 77W EWR-TLV, why?
Replies: 70
Views: 19468

Re: United 77W EWR-TLV, why?

VarunSolanki747 wrote:
TLV? im suprised UAL is not sending the 77W to DEL or BOM, given the fact atleast once a weak they do not load 1 or 2 pallets due to weight restrictions on 772.


DEL and BOM have some opposite seasonality issues at play as well.

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Tue Oct 03, 2017 2:22 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Preventing Mass Shootings
Replies: 168
Views: 4672

Re: Preventing Mass Shootings

The mental health part of this, as the OP first posited, is what strikes me. In the overwhelming number of school shootings and such, there is the presence of psychotropic drugs. As of last year, in fact, 90% if not more by now, were linked to antidepressants and/or ADHD meds. When you factor in oth...

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Tue Oct 03, 2017 2:18 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: RIP Tom Petty
Replies: 19
Views: 872

Re: RIP Tom Petty

One of my absolute favorite musicians and songwriters of all time. This hurts. I love Tom Petty's music and contributions to rock and roll and the musical world overall. It's really quite remarkable that the Heartbreakers remained together after literally almost 50 years of being together (him havin...

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Tue Sep 26, 2017 10:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Did any other US airlines consider the Q400?
Replies: 6
Views: 831

Re: Did any other US airlines consider the Q400?

Had Bombardier had decent reliability and supported this aircraft, it might have had a chance. But it didn't and it didn't deliver on the goods. Finis.

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Wed Sep 13, 2017 3:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Would UA and/or AA adopt a similar p2p/focus city strategy to keep up with DL?
Replies: 71
Views: 9806

Re: Would UA and/or AA adopt a similar p2p/focus city strategy to keep up with DL?

UA needs to dominate its hub markets, grow them accordingly, and increase the connectivity by adding new markets--and incremental new frequencies--in its existing hubs. THAT'S the best way for them to increase revenues and grow organically. A so-called "focus" city is dependent upon local ...

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Thu Sep 07, 2017 2:04 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: DACA is ending - thoughts and questions
Replies: 104
Views: 2238

Re: DACA is ending - thoughts and questions

DACA didn´t give those kids US citizenship, so no, that was not violated. It was a deliberate and unconstitutional proclamation to, in essence, break the law. Trump is enforcing the rule of LAW and the Constitutional mandate that Congress—not he—has. What’s the problem exactly? Enforcing the law if...

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Wed Sep 06, 2017 4:47 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: DACA is ending - thoughts and questions
Replies: 104
Views: 2238

Re: DACA is ending - thoughts and questions

One thing I am seeing is people blaming Obama for ruling by decree but praising tRump for ruling by decree. Don't be that fatuous. Trump is enforcing the separation of powers that Congress and ONLY Congress has legislative control of immigration policy. Obama crafted his authority out of thin air. ...

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Wed Sep 06, 2017 4:45 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: DACA is ending - thoughts and questions
Replies: 104
Views: 2238

Re: DACA is ending - thoughts and questions

DACA is a sham, anyhow. POTUS does not have authority to set immigration policy by Executive Order, which is what Obama did. The Constitution clearly states in Article I Section 8 clause 3 that only the Congress shall have power “To establish an uniform Rule of Naturalization.” Obama said over 20 ti...

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Wed Aug 23, 2017 2:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 2017 NFL Charters (Airlines/Flight Numbers)
Replies: 146
Views: 22997

Re: 2017 NFL Charters (Airlines/Flight Numbers)

I am shocked that the Dolphins and Steelers are using Miami Air, I suspect they will be chartering two planes per trip because a 737-800 is too small for an NFL team. Just my 2 cents. The Dolphins used two Miami Air 738s indeed on Sunday to get to Philly. Same happened with the Steelers away at the...

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Wed Aug 23, 2017 2:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The future of 50 seat RJs
Replies: 104
Views: 8552

Re: The future of 50 seat RJs

There will always be a market for 50 seaters. What the market needs IMO is a new generation of 50 seaters. Lighter (more CFRP integration), upgraded engines, LED cockpits and n upgraded avionics, leading edge slats, maybe pivot bins if they can be worked in there, etc... Bingo. You and Super80Fan r...

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Tue Aug 22, 2017 9:50 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trudeau change of heart about illegals
Replies: 22
Views: 1251

Re: Trudeau change of heart about illegals

So Trudeau is against illegal immigration for HIS country but gets on a moral high horse to lecture the USA about wanting to protect IT'S borders against illegal immigration?

LOLOL

He's trolling us, right?

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Tue Aug 22, 2017 5:15 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trudeau change of heart about illegals
Replies: 22
Views: 1251

Re: Trudeau change of heart about illegals

Trudeau and Canada, as well as most of the Western nations, will learn a painful lesson when the economics of having open borders and welcoming in refugees and illegals from all over the world finally cause serious economic distress. Forget assimilation, following laws and all that, it's a simple ma...

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Tue Aug 22, 2017 5:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New England Patriots 767
Replies: 159
Views: 4069

Re: NFL's Patriots Buy Two 767s ?!?

Pats already having problems with these planes/operator...they took DL to LWB last evening. Are you sure they were even scheduled to use them? A week ago it sounded like they were still hiring crew members. They may not be planning to use them until the regular season. A Pats reporter ( https://twi...

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Mon Aug 21, 2017 4:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 2017 NFL Charters (Airlines/Flight Numbers)
Replies: 146
Views: 22997

Re: 2017 NFL Charters (Airlines/Flight Numbers)

Great point--total hubris and arrogance, frankly.

And the Pats were on another DL 752 from LWB-IAH and on their return home. Wonder when these paperweights will actually operate.

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Wed Aug 16, 2017 2:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New England Patriots 767
Replies: 159
Views: 4069

Re: NFL's Patriots Buy Two 767s ?!?

Pats already having problems with these planes/operator...they took DL to LWB last evening. Are you sure they were even scheduled to use them? A week ago it sounded like they were still hiring crew members. They may not be planning to use them until the regular season. A Pats reporter ( https://twi...

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Tue Aug 15, 2017 5:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New England Patriots 767
Replies: 159
Views: 4069

Re: NFL's Patriots Buy Two 767s ?!?

Pats already having problems with these planes/operator...they took DL to LWB last evening.

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Wed Aug 09, 2017 7:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New England Patriots 767
Replies: 159
Views: 4069

Re: NFL's Patriots Buy Two 767s ?!?

[threeid][/threeid] FINAL POINT, HOW CAN ANBODY IN THEIR RIGHT MIND WHO SPENDS DEDICATES TIME TO THIS WEBSITE NOT BE A J-E-T-S JETS, JETS, JETS FAN!!!!!!!!!!! I genuinely feel sorry for anyone who has been fated to become a Jets fan. It's been a mostly miserable 47 years. Rev- if you haven't seen th...

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Wed Aug 02, 2017 7:30 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: homosexuality in the aviation industry
Replies: 41
Views: 3464

Re: homosexuality in the aviation industry

Gays are everywhere in the airline world and no one gives a shit anymore. It's not even an issue.

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Wed Aug 02, 2017 7:29 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: New bridge over the St. Croix River opens
Replies: 17
Views: 823

Re: New bridge over the St. Croix River opens

readytotaxi wrote:
Not a pretty bridge, lack of imagination. built to a budget, not to an idea.


I don't think people in MSP area and WI give a shit how it looks. It's functional, decades late and welcome.

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Wed Aug 02, 2017 7:28 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Senator McCain Has Aggressive Brain Cancer
Replies: 64
Views: 2169

Re: Senator McCain Has Aggressive Brain Cancer

A little more relevant to us here; McCain was actually an airman.. Navy. On board and hurt during the Forestall fire. Later shot down and heavily injured and did some time in the Hanoi Hilton. There is some broken doll photo around from his return to the US greeted by Nixon: https://static01.nyt.co...

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Tue Aug 01, 2017 3:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DEN Great Hall Project Update
Replies: 168
Views: 14863

Re: DEN Great Hall Project Update

My take on this is simple: it's a ludicrous project. Moving security will result in MORE bottlenecks, congestion by placing it on the same level as ticketing and check-in, and costs more to the airlines all so DIA can add more precious retail space. This is one of the more customer unfriendly ideas ...

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Thu Jul 27, 2017 4:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indy Area Getting a New Airport?
Replies: 43
Views: 4987

Re: Indy Area Getting a New Airport?

PSU.DTW.SCE wrote:
I guarentee that 99.999999999% this is not an airport. Like said, airports are publicly acquired and built facilities and there is much more transparecy and much less secrecy in these types of developments.


I'll see your 99.999% and raise you to 100%.

No way this is an airport.

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Wed Jul 26, 2017 8:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United relaunches DEN-LHR
Replies: 85
Views: 14026

Re: United relaunches DEN-LHR

OneSexyL1011 wrote:
This is the perfect plane for this route. Pre-merger wise the 777 was too much and the 763 was too weak performance wise.


Yup- that's my thought precisely. 787-8 is perfect--would have the range, payload at DEN elevation, and just right amount of seats to work.

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