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by ER757
Sun Nov 18, 2018 12:53 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: A rant about the Las Vegas hospitality industry
Replies: 30
Views: 1118

Re: A rant about the Las Vegas hospitality industry

your experience is, unfortunately, more and more common as the level of customer service across almost all industries is in freefall. Call a bank, a credit card company (yeah I know, same thing), a utility, I.T support etc and you'll get the usual "due to higher than usual call volumes" B....

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by ER757
Sun Nov 18, 2018 12:40 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Correct Musical Instrument
Replies: 16
Views: 316

Re: The Correct Musical Instrument

https://youtu.be/BCQ3t2S7vr4

You sir, have exquisite musical taste! The live version is my favorite song on the Made in Japan album
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DIRECTFLT wrote:
The Hammond Organ at the hands of Jon Lord of Deep Purple and "Lazy" with some amazing electric guitar by way of Ritchie Blackmore.

https://youtu.be/BCQ3t2S7vr4

You sir, have exquisite musical taste! The live version is my favorite song on the Made in Japan album

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by ER757
Sun Nov 18, 2018 12:37 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Correct Guitar Solo
Replies: 33
Views: 591

Re: The Correct Guitar Solo

I love em all but you must understand they are but children, cavemen perhaps, playing with instruments they don’t really understand. One listen to Paco de Lucia displaying his mastery to Al di Meola and John McGlaughlin in Mediterranean Sundance is enough to end the thread. If only I knew how to po...

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by ER757
Sat Nov 17, 2018 3:57 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Correct Guitar Solo
Replies: 33
Views: 591

Re: The Correct Guitar Solo

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_ZiN_NqT-Us

Jimmy's finest hour :bigthumbsup:
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DIRECTFLT wrote:
Back to the thread topic... The Correct Guitar Solo...

Jimmy Page / Led Zeppelin - Live - "Since I've Been Living You" - The Song Remains The Same Soundtrack

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_ZiN_NqT-Us

Jimmy's finest hour :bigthumbsup:

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by ER757
Fri Nov 16, 2018 9:03 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: US has spent $6T on wars, killing 500,000 since 9/11
Replies: 41
Views: 1034

Re: US has spent $6T on wars, killing 500,000 since 9/11

scbriml wrote:
ER757 wrote:
Ahhh - never mind, I'll just be labeled a heart-bleeding, tree-hugging, terrorist-loving, socialist libtard for such talk.


Fixed that for you. :wink2:

You forgot latte-drinking, Birkenstock wearing.....

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by ER757
Fri Nov 16, 2018 9:01 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Correct Guitar Solo
Replies: 33
Views: 591

Re: The Correct Guitar Solo

There's another standout Knopfler solo in the song Single Handed Sailor. It you've ever messed around with guitars, you know that playing the NOTES isn't even half of what is going on. A player like Gilmour has hundreds of signature inflections, both in time and notes, that nobody else can duplicat...

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by ER757
Fri Nov 16, 2018 6:13 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: US has spent $6T on wars, killing 500,000 since 9/11
Replies: 41
Views: 1034

Re: US has spent $6T on wars, killing 500,000 since 9/11

Imagine if that money had been spent on Space exploration. Could we have had a city built on Mars? I was thinking "imagine if that money went into the Social Security fund" - it would be solvent for another generation. Or imagine what sort of a healthcare insurance system could have been ...

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by ER757
Fri Nov 16, 2018 6:09 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Correct Guitar Solo
Replies: 33
Views: 591

Re: The Correct Guitar Solo

https://youtu.be/LTseTg48568

Yeah, Comfortably Numb, especially the live version on "Pulse" is pretty hard to beat - let's call it a tie ;)
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Kiwirob wrote:
Dave Gilmour, anything from Dave Gilmour, especially Comfortably Numb

https://youtu.be/LTseTg48568

Yeah, Comfortably Numb, especially the live version on "Pulse" is pretty hard to beat - let's call it a tie ;)

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by ER757
Fri Nov 16, 2018 5:53 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Correct Guitar Solo
Replies: 33
Views: 591

The Correct Guitar Solo

Is Mick Taylor on Time Waits for No One by the Rolling Stones https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aq4_b2Vnty0 Melodic, evocative, perfectly matched to the mood of the song and simply beautiful. The perfect solo. Shows you that great isn't defined by how many notes you play per second. When I play, I try...

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by ER757
Wed Nov 14, 2018 8:49 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Updated: Judge orders White House to return Jim Acosta's press pass
Replies: 160
Views: 4894

Re: CNN's Jim Acosta's Press Credentials Revoked

https://www.foxnews.com/entertainment/f ... weaponized
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Hell has officially frozen over:

https://www.foxnews.com/entertainment/f ... weaponized

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by ER757
Wed Nov 14, 2018 12:35 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Security guard with a gun shot by police
Replies: 39
Views: 1186

Re: Good guy with a gun shot be police!

The reality of this story is that it absolutely begs the question of "good guy with a gun" that the NRA and its supporters trot out there about how people can be protected by the 2nd Amendment and bad guys (with guns or not). And the reality is this: How does law enforcement know who is t...

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by ER757
Wed Nov 14, 2018 12:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lion Air 737MAX8 Crashed Jakarta to Pangkal Pinang
Replies: 1461
Views: 310231

Re: Lion Air 737MAX8 Crashed Jakarta to Pangal Pinang

Reading all the factual comments here are worrying...hope Boeing get this sorted asap. More than 200 Max are now flying around the world carrying thousands pax daily and Boeing is producing 52 new Max monthly. Prayers. What is deemed 100% factual? Likely no one here is a Boeing engineer or pilot on...

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by ER757
Wed Nov 14, 2018 12:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Washington State Air Service Discussion 2018
Replies: 436
Views: 34871

Re: Washington State Air Service Discussion 2018

I found a Puget Sound Business Journals article, and thought it might be a good read for this thread. https://www.bizjournals.com/seattle/news/2018/11/12/sea-tac-airport-jal-cathay-singapore-flights.html It's behind a paywall, but if you stop the page from loading as soon as you see text, it should...

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by ER757
Wed Nov 14, 2018 12:17 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The incorrect NFL trade
Replies: 11
Views: 466

Re: The incorrect NFL trade

Huh? Have you watched any of the season at all? Mack attack by far the worst. Well, if you are a Bears fan, which I am, that was the "correct trade" - and I didn't mind seeing Tate leave the division either. :smile: Of course between him and your QB you turned your team around. Good luck ...

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by ER757
Tue Nov 13, 2018 10:05 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The incorrect NFL trade
Replies: 11
Views: 466

Re: The incorrect NFL trade

NIKV69 wrote:
Huh? Have you watched any of the season at all? Mack attack by far the worst.

Well, if you are a Bears fan, which I am, that was the "correct trade" - and I didn't mind seeing Tate leave the division either. :smile:

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by ER757
Sat Nov 10, 2018 4:16 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Another big fire in California
Replies: 112
Views: 2954

Re: Another big fire in California

To some extent Trump is right, California is a bankrupt disaster. Instead of diverting federal funds to help all the illegal immigrants and socialist programs, that money could have been used to cut down trees and clear the forrest. If there is no trees there is nothing to burn. The timber industry...

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by ER757
Fri Nov 09, 2018 5:09 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The correct Peter Gabriel song
Replies: 18
Views: 893

Re: The correct Peter Gabriel song

is "Solsbury Hill." Agreed. "Sledgehammer" had a great video, but the song sans video I always found kind of "Meh…". I liked "Big Time" better purely as a song than "Sledgehammer", but it's still not nearly as good as "Solsbury Hill". No s...

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by ER757
Fri Nov 09, 2018 5:07 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The correct Peter Gabriel song
Replies: 18
Views: 893

Re: The correct Peter Gabriel song

is "Solsbury Hill." Agreed. "Sledgehammer" had a great video, but the song sans video I always found kind of "Meh…". I liked "Big Time" better purely as a song than "Sledgehammer", but it's still not nearly as good as "Solsbury Hill". No s...

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by ER757
Thu Nov 08, 2018 11:30 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Mass shooting at Country and Western bar in Thousand Oaks, California.
Replies: 171
Views: 4011

Re: Mass shooting at Country and Western bar in Thousand Oaks, California.

If only the gun had a gun. It could have prevented itself being used in this tragedy. A sheriff responding to the scene was killed. So there goes that theory. Maybe a canon? Where's our pal Wayne LaPierre and his "the only way to stop a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun" nonsens...

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by ER757
Wed Nov 07, 2018 12:20 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Should there be a Multi Party System in American Democracy?
Replies: 35
Views: 1129

Re: Should there be a Multi Party System in American Democracy?

The correct verb is “could”, not “should” and the answer is: it’s not designed that way. BTW, the Founders didn’t anticipate political parties. I do think the House should be vastly enlarged—at least 600 members, possibly more, and Senators back to being appointed by state legislatures which would ...

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by ER757
Tue Nov 06, 2018 4:26 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: US military to send 5,200 troops, helicopters, heavy equipment to border
Replies: 126
Views: 5034

Re: US military to send 5,200 troops, helicopters, heavy equipment to border

Things are getting real. https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/national-security/us-militia-groups-head-to-border-stirred-by-trumps-call-to-arms/2018/11/03/ff96826c-decf-11e8-b3f0-62607289efee_story.html?noredirect=on&utm_term=.8768c30adca7 Do any of these people have jobs? They just can "h...

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by ER757
Tue Nov 06, 2018 12:25 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: US military to send 5,200 troops, helicopters, heavy equipment to border
Replies: 126
Views: 5034

Re: US military to send 5,200 troops, helicopters, heavy equipment to border

Things are getting real. https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/national-security/us-militia-groups-head-to-border-stirred-by-trumps-call-to-arms/2018/11/03/ff96826c-decf-11e8-b3f0-62607289efee_story.html?noredirect=on&utm_term=.8768c30adca7 Do any of these people have jobs? They just can "h...

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by ER757
Mon Nov 05, 2018 12:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Next confirmed SQ non-stop Trans-Pacific destination: SEA
Replies: 224
Views: 24451

Re: Updated: Next confirmed SQ non-stop Trans-Pacific destination: SEA

Now I wonder who will be next with an A359 or 787 that's going to announce SEA service. Anyone? Possibilities range from PR to maybe even TG (although I wonder if the SQ announcement smashed that idea). Maybe another Chinese airline like China Southern? Maybe a return of Finnair? There hasn't been ...

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by ER757
Sat Nov 03, 2018 11:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 787 Production/Delivery Thread - 2018
Replies: 1048
Views: 264644

Re: 787 Production/Delivery Thread - 2018

itchief wrote:
TropicalSky wrote:
That's an Antonov 224 ..... Boeing uses them periodically to bring in engines and large production parts


The Antonov 224 is a 6 holer, that is a 124 in the picture.

Well, to be precise the 6-engine model is the AN-225. And yes, the model in the photo is an AN-124

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by ER757
Sat Nov 03, 2018 11:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Next confirmed SQ non-stop Trans-Pacific destination: SEA
Replies: 224
Views: 24451

Re: Updated: Next confirmed SQ non-stop Trans-Pacific destination: SEA

Now I wonder who will be next with an A359 or 787 that's going to announce SEA service. Anyone? Possibilities range from PR to maybe even TG (although I wonder if the SQ announcement smashed that idea). Maybe another Chinese airline like China Southern? Maybe a return of Finnair? There hasn't been ...

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by ER757
Fri Nov 02, 2018 7:10 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Democratic Candidates for 2020
Replies: 88
Views: 3151

Re: Democratic Candidates for 2020

The first big question is will Trump still be President for the 2020 Election. If Mueller delivers more than Trump wants then. Trump faces some big decisions. If the Dems win the House then those decisions are going to be even tougher. But Trump is supposed to be a great negotiator. Considering tha...

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by ER757
Fri Nov 02, 2018 6:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Next confirmed SQ non-stop Trans-Pacific destination: SEA
Replies: 224
Views: 24451

Re: Updated: Next confirmed SQ non-stop Trans-Pacific destination: SEA

SEA does not have the O+D to maintain and will rely on connections. I don't buy this one bit. SQ would not launch such a long international route if there wasn't enough O&D. Strong O&D is critical to drive high enough yield to cover the high operating costs of such a flight. The connectivit...

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by ER757
Thu Nov 01, 2018 10:27 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump seeks to end birthright citizenship
Replies: 140
Views: 5268

Re: Trump seeks to end birthright citizenship

Trump is doing the right thing here. Some one could be born here, have their citizenship. Go back to god knows where, and become a dangerous terrorist and come back and be a threat to our country legally. This is a matter of national security and Trump once again has the courage to stand up to the ...

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by ER757
Thu Nov 01, 2018 4:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Next confirmed SQ non-stop Trans-Pacific destination: SEA
Replies: 224
Views: 24451

Re: Official: Singapore Announces SIN-SEA

I would imagine this flight will pull some Seattle to India traffic away from EK - that's a big portion of their current loads so will be interesting to see how EK performs once SQ starts. A lot will depend on the fares offered IMO

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by ER757
Wed Oct 31, 2018 9:06 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Democratic Candidates for 2020
Replies: 88
Views: 3151

Re: Democratic Candidates for 2020

Senator Patty Murray would be my choice, although I don't think she will run. I think Kristen Gillibrand could make a run. And I'd love to see Kamala Harris run. I think you have the wrong politician from Washington State. Every time I've heard Governor Inslee speak in the past two years, he sounds...

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by ER757
Tue Oct 30, 2018 9:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Washington State Air Service Discussion 2018
Replies: 436
Views: 34871

Re: Washington State Air Service Discussion 2018

Just got an email from Port of Seattle
Concourse D annex hardstand gates open Wednesday Oct 31. First carrier to use the facility is AA

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by ER757
Mon Oct 29, 2018 10:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH and SEA A333 starts today ( and YVR thoughts)
Replies: 31
Views: 5350

Re: LH and SEA A333 starts today ( and YVR thoughts)

I believe today is the first day of the A333 coming to SEA over the 744/748. I am assuming this is season and we'll likely see the bigger Boeing as summer nears again. Or perhaps a switch the bigger (than the A333) 346 or A350? It is interesting that YVR keeps the 744 from what I can see through ou...

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by ER757
Sun Oct 28, 2018 2:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Next confirmed SQ non-stop Trans-Pacific destination: SEA
Replies: 224
Views: 24451

Re: Unconfirmed: Next SQ non-stop trans-Pacific destination...SEA

Seems like there are a number of Puget Sounders here at a.net. Is there some kind of occasional aviation enthusiasts get-together for spotting, or maybe sampling beverages and chatting about things that fly? We tried about three years ago and there were a grand total of two of us that showed up. Fe...

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by ER757
Sat Oct 27, 2018 1:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Washington State Air Service Discussion 2018
Replies: 436
Views: 34871

Re: Washington State Air Service Discussion 2018

OZ is switching SEA-ICN to an 77E for W18 effective 10/28, except for 11/14-11/30 when it'll be operated by an A333. https://www.routesonline.com/news/38/airlineroute/281198/asiana-w18-seattle-aircraft-changes/ Oh man, I am going to miss that 359 - will have to wait for DL to start bringing in thei...

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by ER757
Fri Oct 26, 2018 9:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Washington State Air Service Discussion 2018
Replies: 436
Views: 34871

Re: Washington State Air Service Discussion 2018

DY has finally opened up SEA-LGW reservations for S19, it resumes on 6/5/19 which is later than I thought it would resume, but they're probably being very conservative with it after their horrendous winter LFs. On another note, I flew out of SEA yesterday going to LAS, and noticed that the Concours...

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by ER757
Fri Oct 26, 2018 3:56 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Let's end Daylight Saving Time
Replies: 65
Views: 2661

Re: Let's end Daylight Saving Time

Couldn't agree more - DST doesn't accomplish anything as far as energy savings. Example here in Seattle where I live. We're on DST now and it doesn't get light until well after 7:00 AM now, so we all have our lights on in the morning getting ready for work, school etc. What's the difference if they'...

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by ER757
Thu Oct 25, 2018 10:43 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: NBC Takes Megyn Kelly Off Air, Reportedly Ready to Cancel Show
Replies: 42
Views: 2054

Re: NBC Takes Megyn Kelly Off Air, Reportedly Ready to Cancel Show

My son loves black panther. He's never seen the movie (or any of the avenger films actually - he's only 4) but loves action figures. We do let him watch the black panther and spider man cartoons that are on TV (the black panther one is actually pretty well done for a low budget cartoon). He doesn't...

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by ER757
Thu Oct 25, 2018 2:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Next confirmed SQ non-stop Trans-Pacific destination: SEA
Replies: 224
Views: 24451

Re: Unconfirmed: Next SQ non-stop trans-Pacific destination...SEA

I keep seeing IAH and MIA pop up as better candidates than SEA. Last I checked, SQ flies SIN-MAN-IAH and SIN-MIA would surmount SIN-EWR (a route that was only recently reinstated in the largest U.S. market) as the longest route on the planet. Not sure I follow. Don't get me wrong--I'll believe SIN-...

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by ER757
Wed Oct 24, 2018 8:31 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The correct ice cream brand
Replies: 17
Views: 856

Re: The correct ice cream brand

Airstud wrote:
Sealtest, which I think is gone now.

Haven't seen them in years, so I think you may be right that they are gone now. Definitely was good ice cream though!

I'll say Baskin Robbins - my favorite flavor of theirs is Apple Pie - I can't believe anything that good is legal :cloudnine:

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by ER757
Wed Oct 24, 2018 1:31 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: White Milk is Racist?
Replies: 37
Views: 1361

Re: White Milk is Racist?

Some (not all) PETA people are complete whackos - they've been known to go to dog shows, open up the crates and let peoples' dogs out - they've also poisoned dogs at shows with the warped sense that it's more humane that they die than to live the life they are living - these are sick, sick bastards.

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by ER757
Wed Oct 24, 2018 1:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Washington State Air Service Discussion 2018
Replies: 436
Views: 34871

Re: Washington State Air Service Discussion 2018

https://www.straitstimes.com/singapore/transport/sia-likely-to-fly-non-stop-to-seattle-from-next-year?utm_medium=Social&utm_source=Facebook&xtor=CS1-10&fbclid=IwAR3X-opbMum4p3G3V13lOjwJ1qM2gwFsK8i1lbnVvQTkuu9_H9icPJ0hrg0#Echobox=1540337727 Singapore Airlines: SIN-SEA very likely in 2019...

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by ER757
Sat Oct 20, 2018 2:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Washington State Air Service Discussion 2018
Replies: 436
Views: 34871

Re: Washington State Air Service Discussion 2018

In looking at the weather link in FlightAware, SEA did drop down to .25 mile visibility in fog mid-morning. Expect worse tomorrow, as the same report forecasts .25 miles from 0300 through 11:00. It's pretty much a repeat of yesterday right now (07:45 local time) at my location about 5 miles from SE...

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by ER757
Fri Oct 19, 2018 5:14 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: ABC greenlights a new version of NYPD Blue
Replies: 6
Views: 475

Re: ABC greenlights a new version of NYPD Blue

Enough with the re-boots - are TV writers just completely out of new ideas? Apparently so based on all the new versions of old shows the past couple years. I've pretty much stopped watching anything on the "major" US TV networks (ABC, CBS, Fox, NBC) in the past few years

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by ER757
Thu Oct 18, 2018 10:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Folding 777 Wingtips
Replies: 125
Views: 23953

Re: Folding 777 Wingtips

We are at the end of an era of cheap airport real estate. I believe most aircraft after the 777X will have this technology. Just as I believe most new engines will have CMC turbine blades after the 777X too. Technology moves on. Yeah, but people said the same thing about dimmable windows. Looks coo...

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by ER757
Wed Oct 17, 2018 11:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Etihad to cancel a "significant amount" of A350 Order according to Aviation Analyst
Replies: 109
Views: 24329

Re: Etihad to cancel a "significant amount" of A350 Order according to Aviation Analyst

Things could turn out in a very interesting way. EK could end up picking up all of EY's A350 order and cancel their own LOI for 787s, if Airbus and Rolls Royce offer the deal EK cannot refuse. I won't be surprised if the EK's A380 "order at risk" report is just a smokescreen to hide a muc...

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by ER757
Sat Oct 13, 2018 1:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Washington State Air Service Discussion 2018
Replies: 436
Views: 34871

Re: Washington State Air Service Discussion 2018

SEA LFs, July '18 domestic and April '18 int'l: Domestic: AS: 88.81 AA: 89.74 DL: 89.98 F9: 86.93 HA: 91.55 B6: 88.28 WN: 88.33 NK: 77.28 SY: 87.80 UA: 93.87 Int'l: AS: 87.49 DL: 78.92 AM: 73.48 AC: 80.94 NH: 70.50 IMO if anyone were to blink on SEA-TYO it'd be NH, given their unexceptional LFs and...

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by ER757
Fri Oct 12, 2018 9:16 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: LAX Theme Building Saturday
Replies: 24
Views: 817

Re: LAX Theme Building Saturday

Wish I could, but alas can't get down to LAX this weekend. Got some AMAZING photos from up there back in the days when it was open. Long-since retired aircraft and now defunct airlines among them. One of my all-time favorite spotting locations.

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by ER757
Fri Oct 12, 2018 9:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 777X House Color?
Replies: 16
Views: 6282

Re: 777X House Color?

The red is no more unfortunately. A friend of mine in sales at Boeing got a screaming deal on some maroon 777-X polo shirts though :D I really wanted one but they're all gone already I want a Dreamliner bike: https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DosYEJZXgAEt5FP.jpg:large Ref: https://twitter.com/BoeingCEO/s...

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by ER757
Fri Oct 12, 2018 7:55 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: SeaTac TSA - any solutions?
Replies: 34
Views: 3887

Re: SeaTac TSA - any solutions?

Had my first experience using the automated system at checkpoint #5 the other day - it went very smoothly. I think they may have finally worked out the bugs. It should speed things up somewhat, although it isn't going to cure all the ills of the security mess at SEA

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by ER757
Fri Oct 12, 2018 7:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Sir Tim Clark: Emirates next batches of A380s will be powered by RR
Replies: 441
Views: 67087

Re: Bloomberg: A380-Saving Emirates Deal Is Stalled Due to Engine Impasse

I miss TDSCanuck While no longer posting here, rest assured he is alive and well. Just had lunch with him last week as a matter of fact. Back to the topic - I say the deal ends up getting done eventually and EK takes their shiny new A380's after all. Then the line stays open a few more years. And m...

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