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by ER757
Fri Aug 17, 2018 8:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LAX- Dash 8 and United 737 incident
Replies: 30
Views: 6692

Re: LAX- Dash 8 and United 737 incident

the driver didnt even notice that he was loosing a pallet??? smfh........ any news on that 737, any major damage? or just a cowling replacement Yeah, I noticed the tug driver just drove away like nothing happened. I would like to believe that if he knew he lost one he'd have stopped. Coolest thing ...

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by ER757
Fri Aug 17, 2018 5:32 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Refurbishing Mount Shasta
Replies: 21
Views: 541

Re: Refurbishing Mount Shasta

If a bear can shit in the woods, so can you. Thing is, there's no "woods" once you get onto the upper reaches of these taller peaks. Basically rock and ice and organics aren't going to decompose very quickly. And with the number of people making summit attempts on these popular mountains,...

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by ER757
Fri Aug 17, 2018 5:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Xiamen Airlines 737-800 involved in runway excursion at MNL, left engine detatched from the aircraft
Replies: 86
Views: 14199

Re: Xiamen Airlines 737-800 involved in runway excursion at MNL, left engine detatched from the aircraft

Must have been a pretty wild ride for the occupants. Glad there were no major injuries reported

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by ER757
Thu Aug 16, 2018 7:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B-747SP - Was it economically viable for their operators?
Replies: 86
Views: 12293

Re: B-747SP - Was it economically viable for their operators?

I believe UA flew the SP on ORD/SEL for a time. I remember seeing one at gate C-17 (I think that was the gate #) back in the late 80's and seem to recall the message board at the gate saying it was going to Seoul. One of my favorite airplane pics I shot was at SFO when a Mandarin Airlines 747SP taxi...

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by ER757
Thu Aug 16, 2018 5:39 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Refurbishing Mount Shasta
Replies: 21
Views: 541

Re: Refurbishing Mount Shasta

I wasn't familiar with the term "pack-out bags" and a quick Google search yielded results describing backpacks used by hunters specifically for transporting raw meat. Why would you need one of these if you're only going hiking? The ones he is referring to are for human waste - hence his &...

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by ER757
Wed Aug 15, 2018 5:45 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The correct way of traveling between disparately located floors
Replies: 17
Views: 439

Re: The correct way of traveling between disparately located floors

It depends on how many floors you're talking about. For years, our office was on the 7th floor of a building and there was a four story parking garage underneath. I always parked on the lower level of the garage and nearly always took the stairs which was a total of 11 floors. Great quick workout an...

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by ER757
Sun Aug 12, 2018 12:53 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Jack in the Box Bowls
Replies: 13
Views: 490

Re: Jack in the Box Bowls

People who are offended or outraged over this ad need to get a life. It's sophmoric but harmless.

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by ER757
Sun Aug 12, 2018 12:50 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What’s something you remember that if you told a younger person they wouldn’t understand?
Replies: 130
Views: 2571

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

[quote="N14AZ"]Does anyone remember this? https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/2/27/Sliderule_2005.jpg/330px-Sliderule_2005.jpg Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Slide_rule I think it hasn't been mentioned before. If yes, I apologize. Not only do I remember slide rules,...

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by ER757
Fri Aug 10, 2018 4:00 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Most Annoying Sound
Replies: 36
Views: 800

Re: Most Annoying Sound

Gas powered leaf blowers. When the landscapers are here at my condo complex I want to go out there and smash those infernal things with a baseball bat!!! All they do is blow grass clippings and dust from one place to another and spew noxious exhaust fumes into the air- have they never been introduce...

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by ER757
Thu Aug 09, 2018 2:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OA at ORD?
Replies: 14
Views: 2397

Re: OA at ORD?

Good stuff! Maybe it was 92 then... was kind of leaning towards that, reaching for the memory banks. Man I'd love to see those photos if there's any way you can share them here? They were all shot of film but I did scan one into my computer. I know there's a way to post of photo directly into a rep...

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by ER757
Wed Aug 08, 2018 8:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OA at ORD?
Replies: 14
Views: 2397

Re: OA at ORD?

One of my first memories at ORD was seeing an OA 747 on 14R/32L. Only thing is I don't remember is if that was '92 or '94...? :? Would enjoy if someone could firm up those 90's dates of service. They flew the 747 to ORD earlier than that - I have photos of an OA 747 I took in ORD and I moved away i...

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by ER757
Wed Aug 08, 2018 7:00 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Cities known mainly for Airports
Replies: 72
Views: 2859

Re: Cities known mainly for Airports

I’m surprised no one has mentioned Ontario (ONT). While Ontario airport is syonomous with the eastern LA basin, the city of Ontario is mereley a forgettable suburb (and a small one at that), in the sea of urban sprawl that surrounds LA. I’m sure the number of passengers who use Ontario airport and ...

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by ER757
Wed Aug 08, 2018 6:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OA at ORD?
Replies: 14
Views: 2397

Re: OA at ORD?

They were at ORD in the early 90s an operated ORD-JFK-ATH. One of my first memories at ORD was seeing an OA 747 on 14R/32L. Only thing is I don't remember is if that was '92 or '94...? :? Would enjoy if someone could firm up those 90's dates of service. They flew the 747 to ORD earlier than that - ...

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by ER757
Wed Aug 08, 2018 5:35 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What’s something you remember that if you told a younger person they wouldn’t understand?
Replies: 130
Views: 2571

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

Tri-leads Verne Gagne, the Crusher, the Bruiser, Dr. X, and Pompeo Firpo (ohhhhhhhhhhhhh yesssssssssss) When we were kids, my friend's Dad knew one of the athletic commisioners in Illinois and he would get us free tickets the the AWA wrestling shows at the Amphitheater in Chicago (yes, they had to ...

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by ER757
Tue Aug 07, 2018 6:01 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What’s something you remember that if you told a younger person they wouldn’t understand?
Replies: 130
Views: 2571

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

Mutual of Omaha! Not just the Wild Kingdom but also the insurance machines in every gate area at airports. Also matches at every place you go. We used to have a massive collection. Tugg I still have a huge matchbook collection - funny thing is I have never smoked. But yeah, you just never see them ...

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by ER757
Tue Aug 07, 2018 11:23 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The correct cover version
Replies: 58
Views: 1194

Re: The correct cover version

One more great cover version that had slipped my mind - "She's Not There" by Santana. Loved the original by the Zombies, we used to play in in our band, then when Santana's version came out, we were just blown away.

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by ER757
Mon Aug 06, 2018 10:57 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The correct cover version
Replies: 58
Views: 1194

Re: The correct cover version

In regard to this - Roger Daltrey said that on their version of Saturday Night's Alright for Fighting on the Two Rooms LP they tossed in a bit of Take Me to the Pilot as a sort of acknowledgement of when Elton added a bit of Can't Explain at the end of his version of Pinball Wizard. Thanks for this...

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by ER757
Mon Aug 06, 2018 6:46 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Correct song parody
Replies: 21
Views: 550

Re: The Correct song parody

Weird Al should of course be in a category all his own - my vote is "Eat It" The lyrics are hilarious and the video is an absolute dead ringer for the original but with Al's personal touches - the guitarist exploding at the end of his solo had me rolling on the floor the first time I watch...

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by ER757
Sun Aug 05, 2018 2:26 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The correct dog breed
Replies: 62
Views: 1327

Re: The correct dog breed

I've had retrievers for the past 30 years or so and while I currently have a Golden, I do prefer Labs simply because of the grooming requirements. Goldens are much more high maintenance in that regard, Labs are pretty much wash and wear. My Goldens have had wonderful personalities and since they are...

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by ER757
Wed Aug 01, 2018 9:10 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The correct cover version
Replies: 58
Views: 1194

Re: The correct cover version

Many years ago, there was an album called Two Rooms, a Tribute to the songs of Elton John and Bernie Taupin, and with respect to Sir Elton, I prefer damn near almost all of those versions to the originals. The entire thing is brilliant. That’s said Elton’s covers of Lucy In the Sky with Diamonds an...

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by ER757
Wed Aug 01, 2018 9:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sea-Tac Master Plan - Wiki Wiki Bus!
Replies: 5
Views: 2033

Re: Sea-Tac Master Plan - Wiki Wiki Bus!

Just found and took a look at the executive summary of the Sustainable Airport Master Plan dated May of this year. Many interesting details. One of note was the intent to connect the existing terminal (in the garage near the light rail station) to the new second terminal and to the rental car cente...

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by ER757
Wed Aug 01, 2018 2:12 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The correct cover version
Replies: 58
Views: 1194

Re: The correct cover version

Underrated: Yes's cover of Simon & Garfinkel's "America", as heard on various live concert recordings (but no studio recordings...). The studio version was on a compilation album called "The Age of Atlantic" which also contained Hey Hey What Can I Do by Zep. They also put it...

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by ER757
Tue Jul 31, 2018 9:54 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The correct cover version
Replies: 58
Views: 1194

Re: The correct cover version

is All Along The Watchtower by Jimi Hendrix Pretty hard to argue with that - Dylan had to be thinking of Jimi when he wrote it, it's perfect for him. Dave Mason's version isn't bad either but Jimi's is the gold standard Two other honorable mentions Summertime Blues by the Who off the Live at Leeds ...

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by ER757
Tue Jul 31, 2018 9:51 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The correct cover version
Replies: 58
Views: 1194

Re: The correct cover version

Underrated: Yes's cover of Simon & Garfinkel's "America", as heard on various live concert recordings (but no studio recordings...). The studio version was on a compilation album called "The Age of Atlantic" which also contained Hey Hey What Can I Do by Zep. They also put it...

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by ER757
Tue Jul 31, 2018 9:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Washington State Air Service Discussion 2018
Replies: 254
Views: 19410

Re: Washington State Air Service Discussion 2018

OZ started fly the 359 on ICN/SEA today. Took a quick ride to the park above the north employee lot to watch its arrival. First scheduled A350 service to SEA

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by ER757
Thu Jul 26, 2018 7:51 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The correct Led Zeppelin song
Replies: 42
Views: 866

Re: The correct Led Zeppelin song

is "Ramble On." Close. Objectively, it's actually a tie between "Immigrant Song" and "Kashmir". Also of note, the incorrect Led Zeppelin song is "All My Love". Agreed, plus throw How Many More Times in there I'll add another "incorrect" one - D'yer ...

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by ER757
Mon Oct 16, 2017 10:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus and Bombardier Announce CSeries Partnership
Replies: 1568
Views: 180223

Re: Airbus and Bombardier Announce C Series Partnership

Continental767 wrote:
I don’t think Boeing saw that coming! Would like to know what is being said in Chicago right now...

If I typed what I am guessing is being said, it would probably get deleted and I'd be receiving a nasty email from the moderators :lol:

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by ER757
Sun Oct 15, 2017 10:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA video - A fond farewell to the Boeing 747
Replies: 42
Views: 6312

Re: UA video - A fond farewell to the Boeing 747

I remember Trader Vic's themed food service and Primo beer served by F/A's in muumuus with Don Ho music playing in the background. Thanks United for fond memories of memorable trips to that beautiful place. CO's 747 flights ORD-LAX-HNL were catered by Don the Beachcomber...if only I remembered it a...

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by ER757
Sat Oct 14, 2017 2:50 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Your Top Ten Favorite TV Characters Of All Time
Replies: 97
Views: 4381

Re: Your Top Ten Favorite TV Characters Of All Time

Flighty wrote:
The Riddler from Batman (the original series)

Steve Buschemi lead role in Boardwalk Empire




Yeah, his Nucky Thompson was great - should have had that on my list.
Definitely should have listed Basil Fawlty as well - I have never laughed so hard in my life as when I was watching Fawlty Towers.

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by ER757
Sat Oct 14, 2017 1:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA video - A fond farewell to the Boeing 747
Replies: 42
Views: 6312

Re: UA video - A fond farewell to the Boeing 747

Thanks for posting - that was wonderful - I even got a little misty-eyed watching it. I had the pleasure of flying ORD/LAX on CO (as mentioned in the video) as my first flight on the Queen back in 1973. I remember going up the the observation deck in LAX to watch it depart on its way to HNL - very s...

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by ER757
Tue Oct 10, 2017 8:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Official 747-8 Flight Tracking/Production Part 18
Replies: 2065
Views: 201437

Re: Official 747-8 Flight Tracking/Production Part 18

Azerbaijan to purchase six more Boeing aircraft (incl. two more 747-8F's) by the end of 2017. According Azerbaijan Airlines (AZAL) President Jahangir Asgarov at the 7th Caspian Air Cargo Summit in Baku on October 10, AZAL plans to order four 787 aircraft He also added that two more Boeing 747-8 F a...

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by ER757
Wed Oct 04, 2017 5:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH introduces revised livery
Replies: 1106
Views: 206786

Re: Rumor: LH might introduce a new/revised livery in 2018

FriscoHeavy wrote:
I’ll be the detractor. It’s very boring and blah. I like the tail, but they could certainly add some color to the body.

+1 here
I will go put my flame-retardant suit on now......

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by ER757
Mon Oct 02, 2017 8:01 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Shooting at Las Vegas Casino
Replies: 383
Views: 12901

Re: Shooting at Las Vegas Casino

This is of course tragic, but let it be a sober reminder that freedom isn't free. We should all take a moment to honor those who bravely sacrificed their lives so that we could have an expansive interpretation of the Second Amendment. Signed, The NRA I always suspected Wayne Lapierre has an a.net a...

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by ER757
Wed Sep 27, 2017 7:55 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Global Citizen Festival take a knee everyone
Replies: 335
Views: 9441

Re: Global Citizen Festival take a knee everyone

Been reading this thread for the past couple days and I find it a shame that so many insults are being thrown back and forth. This is a topic worthy of a serious discussion and to see it degenerate into a name-calling affair is too bad. Can I ask that everyone on both sides of the issue refrain from...

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by ER757
Tue Sep 26, 2017 11:09 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Women are allowed to drive in KSA
Replies: 52
Views: 1637

Re: WOMEN ARE ALLOWED TO DRIVE IN KSA

Welcome to the early 20th century Saudi Arabia

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by ER757
Sun Sep 24, 2017 11:16 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Cover songs
Replies: 35
Views: 1237

Re: Cover songs

A couple great covers of Eddie Cochran songs: Summertime Blues - The Who C'Mon Everybody - Humble Pie Also like Judas Priest's version of Joan Baez' Diamonds and Rust on their live album One of my real Favorites - "America" by Yes - a cover of one of Paul Simon's great tunes Probably the b...

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by ER757
Fri Sep 22, 2017 9:20 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Classic Tv themesongs that stick with you
Replies: 33
Views: 1282

Re: Classic Tv themesongs that stick with you

Wow those are some great (some not so actually) old shows and theme songs! I can't believe no one has offered up some of the greatest of all time! This one I remember watching as I discovered the wonders of empty, senseless, rerun TV: Gilligan's Island https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q8jhb5NnADM An...

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by ER757
Fri Sep 22, 2017 9:17 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Classic Tv themesongs that stick with you
Replies: 33
Views: 1282

Re: Classic Tv themesongs that stick with you

cledaybuck wrote:
How has no one mentioned Friends yet?

See reply #2

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by ER757
Thu Sep 21, 2017 11:34 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Classic Tv themesongs that stick with you
Replies: 33
Views: 1282

Re: Classic Tv themesongs that stick with you

First one that popped into my head was Cheers A couple other iconic ones that ended up being top 40 hits Hawaii Five-O The theme from Barreta - was a Sammy Davis song named "Keep Your Eye on the Sparrow" Welcome Back Kotter Friends Secret Agent The Monkees theme song I am older so some 60'...

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by ER757
Thu Sep 21, 2017 11:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First Pictures of First Qantas 787
Replies: 81
Views: 31948

Re: First Pictures of First Qantas 787

VH-ZNA has now been rolled out of paint https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DKLWo0lVwAAXNCN.jpg https://twitter.com/AeroimagesChris/status/910526198660214784 And the award for the best 787 livery goes to . . . Air New Zealand? KLM? Virgin Atlantic? :stirthepot: Vietnam Airlines? Azerbijian? (damn I can't s...

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by ER757
Thu Sep 21, 2017 11:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Airlines to purchase up to 40 787-9 aircraft
Replies: 159
Views: 26434

Re: Turkish Orders 40 787 Dreamliners

Interested in the breakdown of orders/options. Another earlier article indicated 10 orders with 30 options. That sounds reasonable - doubt it's 40 firm up front. I would be amazed if it was. Nice order for Boeing either way - congrats to all parties involved. You had to know some order announcement...

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by ER757
Wed Sep 20, 2017 9:28 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Here Comes TrumpCare
Replies: 293
Views: 11154

Re: Here Comes TrumpCare

Chuck Grassley has completely lost the plot now. He admits the bill is poor, but says he has to vote for it because Republicans promised to repeal ACA: Despite many evident shortcomings in a bill to repeal the Affordable Care Act health care law, Republicans have a responsibility to pass it, U.S. S...

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by ER757
Mon Sep 18, 2017 11:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian starts LGW-SEA today
Replies: 14
Views: 4002

Re: Norwegian starts LGW-SEA today

Wow! Up to 4 daily directs from SEA to London -- I never thought I'd see the day. Seems like an odd time to start up, though. I would imagine they'd want to get in on cruise season, but that's winding down quickly. That is a lot of seats to fill - Wouldn't surprise me if BA ends up sending in a sma...

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by ER757
Sun Sep 17, 2017 11:58 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: SF Bay area home prices!
Replies: 28
Views: 1472

Re: SF Bay area home prices!

Yes Calder, there is a lot of truth to that. The people with the best standards of living I know live in small town America or small city America. The amount of time & outdoors you can have are hard to beat. Places where you can leave keys in your car. Where you can leave the door open in case ...

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by ER757
Sat Sep 16, 2017 11:42 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump expected to withdraw from the Paris agreement
Replies: 427
Views: 11423

Re: Trump expected to withdraw from the Paris agreement

Since digging up old threads seems to be en vogue on A.net these days, a critical update to this thread: apparently, Toddler-in-Chief will not have the US withdraw from the Paris agreement. While I agree that the US should stick with the agreement, it's just proof that he is not to be trusted by an...

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by ER757
Fri Sep 15, 2017 11:43 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: SF Bay area home prices!
Replies: 28
Views: 1472

Re: SF Bay area home prices!

Bought a house in the East Bay in 2012. It has nearly tripled in value (the thing is that it's all funny money...if I should sell it, a house anywhere else in the Bay Area is way more). Houses around our neighborhood that are way smaller/crappier than ours are selling for more than we bought ours. ...

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by ER757
Fri Sep 15, 2017 8:30 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airports you've only connected at... but you haven't visited the city.
Replies: 24
Views: 1155

Re: Airports you've only connected at... but you haven't visited the city.

OGG - on my way from the Big Island to Kauai - HA flight had a stop en-route at OGG. Never got off the plane.
GEG - Stop en-route SLC/SEA on WN. To be fair, I've driven through Spokane several times headed to/from Seattle on I-90

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by ER757
Fri Sep 15, 2017 8:15 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: The best/worst looking airliner?
Replies: 55
Views: 3629

Re: The best/worst looking airliner?

For the best, I’ll have to go with the Boeing 747-8i. It is extremely elegant, and wings are the best part, especially when they’re flexed. For the worst, I’ll have to go with the Airbus A380. Many people will consider me a Boeing fan boy for this, but I’m not. I like the A350 too, but just not the...

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by ER757
Mon Sep 11, 2017 1:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH B747-8 to Dubai
Replies: 26
Views: 7282

Re: LH B747-8 to Dubai

NichCage wrote:
Also SEA will be getting the 748 as well to.

Haven't heard this - would be fantastic if true, but until I see something from LH, I won't get my hopes up.

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by ER757
Fri Sep 08, 2017 3:31 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Boeing 777-300ER vs. Boeing 787-10 - Which one is more appealing?
Replies: 24
Views: 7174

Re: Boeing 777-300ER vs. Boeing 787-10 - Which one is more appealing?

The 78K is a handsome piece of engineering, whereas the 773ER has all the aesthetics of a bread van. It's just ugly. It is one aircraft I have never liked the look of. I second your opinion. Moe Hmm, I think it's the other way around: the 78K is too long (kind of DC 8-63-ish) and it's so short-legg...

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