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by TWA772LR
Tue Jun 19, 2018 10:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Did DL, UA, or AA Ever Come Close To Ordering The A380 or 748?
Replies: 7
Views: 1079

Re: Did DL, UA, or AA Ever Come Close To Ordering The A380 or 748?

UA at one time was reported to be "interested". But i believe that was one of Airbus' big last ditch efforts for a solid order.

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by TWA772LR
Mon Jun 18, 2018 6:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: David Neeleman Raising Funds for New U.S. Airline
Replies: 106
Views: 10592

Re: David Neeleman Raising Funds for New U.S. Airline

Anyone else notice in the article that theyre looking to fly to Fort Worth?

I'm excited! Neeleman is great at starting airlines and he has a good team with him! Plus more CSeries orders! I cant wait for the base announcement and livery release!

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by TWA772LR
Sun Jun 17, 2018 7:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Allegiant's MD80s vs Delta's MD80s
Replies: 21
Views: 3713

Re: Allegiant's MD80s vs Delta's MD80s

DL also has some younger MD80s with the applicable upgrades to make them MD88s. DL also has an extremely robust tech ops division. (U)LCCs dont have very hood maintenance track records (G4 engine issues, and WN being fined after that one incident come to mind); although it seems NK has a good maint...

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by TWA772LR
Sun Jun 17, 2018 6:40 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 2026 World Cup Host Selection
Replies: 27
Views: 888

Re: 2026 World Cup Host Selection

By 2026, there will be more countries in the world cup than out Good news for the Netherlands and Italy! Sorry, I could not resist... Back to the topic: as much as I would have liked to see Morocco as a host, a World Cup of that scale is way too much for them - even for more developed football nati...

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by TWA772LR
Sun Jun 17, 2018 6:32 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Why does the NWS suck at predicting Minnesota thunderstorms?
Replies: 7
Views: 237

Re: Why does the NWS suck at predicting Minnesota thunderstorms?

No one said you have to live in Americas Siberia.

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by TWA772LR
Sun Jun 17, 2018 6:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Allegiant's MD80s vs Delta's MD80s
Replies: 21
Views: 3713

Re: Allegiant's MD80s vs Delta's MD80s

DL also has some younger MD80s with the applicable upgrades to make them MD88s. DL also has an extremely robust tech ops division. (U)LCCs dont have very hood maintenance track records (G4 engine issues, and WN being fined after that one incident come to mind); although it seems NK has a good mainte...

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by TWA772LR
Sun Jun 17, 2018 5:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA S18 Departures By Hub And Aircraft Type
Replies: 48
Views: 6068

Re: UA S18 Departures By Hub And Aircraft Type

I love these lists! Good job FSDan!

Is UA not flying the 77W out of IAH this summer? I also saw a 77W in DEN last week but I'm positive it was a one-off.

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by TWA772LR
Sat Jun 16, 2018 6:36 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Coolest Presidential Plane
Replies: 35
Views: 3469

Re: Coolest Presidential Plane

B52. Nothing gets peoples attention like a giant plane with 4 trails of thick black smoke behind it. People would think the world is ending.

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by TWA772LR
Sat Jun 16, 2018 6:31 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Colt 45...
Replies: 13
Views: 468

Colt 45...

...and 2 zig zags, baby that's all we need!

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by TWA772LR
Sat Jun 16, 2018 6:29 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Is there anything Trump could do to lose your support?
Replies: 102
Views: 2298

Re: Serious question for cult 45

Colt 45 and 2 zig zags...

Oh wrong thread.

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by TWA772LR
Thu Jun 14, 2018 8:20 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Is the route map dead?
Replies: 36
Views: 5275

Re: Is the route map dead?

Didnt DL used have their printed route maps separated by hub in their magazine?

I also love how WNs shows the handful of nonstops from a city in red, then every other city has a blue lone standing for connections from that city. *sarcasm*

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by TWA772LR
Thu Jun 14, 2018 8:09 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Who would win...
Replies: 6
Views: 306

Who would win...

...Superman or Darth Vader?

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by TWA772LR
Thu Jun 14, 2018 7:50 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Star Alliance to consider new tier higher than gold
Replies: 22
Views: 2132

Re: Star Alliance to consider new tier higher than gold

Supermegaheadhonchododecasupernova diamond status has a nice ring to it.

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by TWA772LR
Wed Jun 13, 2018 6:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airlines and Corporate Jets
Replies: 90
Views: 8587

Airlines and Corporate Jets

I know corporate jets aren't designed for flying the way commercial airliners do, but is there a market for a small fleet of corporate jets to fly long and thin but ultra premium markets operated, or at least leased, by full service airlines? It would allow airlines to phase put dedicated First Clas...

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by TWA772LR
Wed Jun 13, 2018 6:06 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 2026 World Cup Host Selection
Replies: 27
Views: 888

Re: 2026 World Cup Host Selection

Im excited! Houston AND Denver (home town and current place of living) are both venue candidates!

And as far as the this years Cup goes, Russia (even though P-Money bought it) still makes for a better host than Qatar: more than one major city for venues for starters.

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by TWA772LR
Wed Jun 13, 2018 4:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL announces MSP - ICN
Replies: 165
Views: 18397

Re: RUMOR: DL to Announce MSP - ICN

They will not keep HND. They will probably announce it much later. Yes, the slot is valuable, but they have dropped HND from SEA/DTW and MSP never made much sense. If DL scraps MSP-HND, and the DoT gets furious with them (as stated by a previous poster) again, what are the chances of it going to UA...

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by TWA772LR
Wed Jun 13, 2018 4:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL announces MSP - ICN
Replies: 165
Views: 18397

Re: RUMOR: DL to Announce MSP - ICN

They will not keep HND. They will probably announce it much later. Yes, the slot is valuable, but they have dropped HND from SEA/DTW and MSP never made much sense. If DL scraps MSP-HND, and the DoT gets furious sith them (as stated by a previous poster) again, what are the chances of it going to UA...

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by TWA772LR
Wed Jun 13, 2018 4:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL announces MSP - ICN
Replies: 165
Views: 18397

Re: RUMOR: DL to Announce MSP - ICN

I have a gut feeling this will be a replacement for HND. With BOM starting as well and 777 mods going on, I don't see how Delta has the slack in the fleet for this. I wonder if DL will also start SLC-ICN. SLC has gone gangbusters with Europe service so there must be a market for one Asia flight. Pr...

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by TWA772LR
Wed Jun 13, 2018 4:30 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump and Kim Jong-un to meet in historic summit
Replies: 375
Views: 9378

Re: Trump and Kim Jong-un to meet in historic summit

It took George Marshall four years to get the US into a position to invade France. There were lots and lots of war games. Mattis's statements to the press the day before the "summit" he indicated there would be no changes and added that "Yes I would know" when he was asked if he...

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by TWA772LR
Wed Jun 13, 2018 3:38 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump and Kim Jong-un to meet in historic summit
Replies: 375
Views: 9378

Re: Trump and Kim Jong-un to meet in historic summit

Please tell me of all the times the US staged active war games prior to overthrowing Hitler, Mussolini............... It took George Marshall four years to get the US into a position to invade France. There were lots and lots of war games. Show me all of your wonderful evidence that you have on Tru...

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by TWA772LR
Wed Jun 13, 2018 3:16 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump and Kim Jong-un to meet in historic summit
Replies: 375
Views: 9378

Re: Trump and Kim Jong-un to meet in historic summit

If they really did sign some kind of binding agreement, Kim would have to. They know they will be under a microscope. But they signed no such agreement. Trump merely validated the NK regime; the US has withheld that recognition for over seventy years until Trump gave it to them on his own. And ceas...

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by TWA772LR
Wed Jun 13, 2018 2:39 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump and Kim Jong-un to meet in historic summit
Replies: 375
Views: 9378

Re: Trump and Kim Jong-un to meet in historic summit

Possible removal of nukes from the Korean peninsula is nothing? Kim is not going to give up his nukes or his ICBMs. What have you been smoking? If they really did sign some kind of binding agreement, Kim would have to. They know they will be under a microscope. And ceasing the war games is nothing....

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by TWA772LR
Tue Jun 12, 2018 8:03 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: First Flight and Airline?
Replies: 75
Views: 1485

Re: First Flight and Airline?

I was 3 months old in December 1992 on (most likely) a Northwest A320 from Memphis to Los Angeles. It could possibly have been a 727 or even a 757 (i know some a.netters have access to that info, id love to know for sure), but there is a photo in the database of a NW A320 arriving in LAX with the ca...

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by TWA772LR
Tue Jun 12, 2018 7:46 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump and Kim Jong-un to meet in historic summit
Replies: 375
Views: 9378

Re: Trump and Kim Jong-un to meet in historic summit

A remarkable day for mankind! I cant wait to hear the contents of the documents they signed. Hopefully a formal end of hostilities. CNN is also reporting that along with denuclearization, that NK has also agreed to the repatriation of the remains of US GIs that were POW/MIA after the Korean War. And...

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by TWA772LR
Mon Jun 11, 2018 7:02 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 5 days in Sydney advice
Replies: 34
Views: 805

Re: 5 days in Sydney advice

Go to the Featherdale Wildlife Park. A lot of the animals freely roam around and can be pet, held etc... Its AUD20 to get in and its worth it! If youre looking for cheap souvenirs, the Paddy Market in the mall in China town is totally worth it and many vendors are willing to negotiate on price. I go...

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by TWA772LR
Sun Jun 10, 2018 10:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The future of Aer Lingus’ fleet.
Replies: 16
Views: 2895

Re: The future of Aer Lingus’ fleet.

Any chance IAG can rely more on EI to funnel pax to LCY if/when BAs nonstop to JFK is cut?

In terms of alliances, it makes sense for EI to join one world, but is there a chance they may want to put them in another alliance to double dip? Would that even be legal?

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by TWA772LR
Sun Jun 10, 2018 8:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why didn't CO acquire Frontier to get back it's DEN hub?
Replies: 4
Views: 1443

Why didn't CO acquire Frontier to get back it's DEN hub?

My childhood revolved around CO and since If started wishing for a big aortic in DEN I've become more curious about COs history there. CO pulled the hub because the city of Denver wouldn't let them keep a runway open at Stapleton for their MX ops. And A Concourse was practically tailor made for CO. ...

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by TWA772LR
Sun Jun 10, 2018 6:26 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Heads Up Houston - Hurricane May Form In The Gulf Of Mexico
Replies: 6
Views: 416

Re: Heads Up Houston - Hurricane May Form In The Gulf Of Mexico

jetero wrote:
Might as well get it over with. All of us have wanted our whole lives to move to Dallas or Austin anyway.

Id buy a submarine as my daily commuter before i permanently live in Dallas or Austin.

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by TWA772LR
Thu Jun 07, 2018 8:41 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: True Republican Values
Replies: 114
Views: 2965

Re: True Republican Values

Im politically in the middle, but i do give Trump credit for NK, and i like the premise of fair trade with China and having our fellow NATO countries pull their weight. I saw on ABC news the other day that the unemployment rate is 3.8%, the lowest its been in nearly 20 years. I dont give Trump credi...

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by TWA772LR
Thu Jun 07, 2018 8:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Delta Safety Demo with tribute to previous uniforms
Replies: 43
Views: 3727

Re: New Delta Safety Demo with tribute to previous uniforms

Anyone else notice the guy near the end was viewing a 747 safety card?

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by TWA772LR
Tue Jun 05, 2018 6:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: "Only a man can run an airline."
Replies: 137
Views: 10568

Re: "Only a man can run an airline."

Isnt the CEO of Iran Air a woman?

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by TWA772LR
Tue Jun 05, 2018 6:05 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Do You Believe In Aliens
Replies: 96
Views: 2330

Re: Do You Believe In Aliens

The trippy question is, are there other species out there, or are the species' of Earth the only organisms in the universe? I think mankind would be more shocked to find other colonies of Homo sapiens sapiens than those of little green men.

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by TWA772LR
Tue Jun 05, 2018 12:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SQ to start LAX non-stop; considering additional US city
Replies: 100
Views: 12628

Re: SQ to start LAX non-stop; considering additional US city

CPA62 wrote:
I not sure i would be quick to rule out YYZ. Most of the world does not know Canada is a separate country and would not surprise me in this case.
.

I'm pretty sure the execs at one of the world's foremost airlines knows the US and Canada are separate countries.

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by TWA772LR
Mon Jun 04, 2018 1:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA 767/A321 replacement
Replies: 42
Views: 10142

Re: BA 767/A321 replacement

I have a feeling BA is taking closely to Boeing on the specs of the 797.

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by TWA772LR
Sun Jun 03, 2018 7:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: HNA, COMAC sign deal for 200 C919, 100 ARJ21 jets: HNA Bailout
Replies: 48
Views: 6096

Re: HNA, COMAC sign deal for 200 C919, 100 ARJ21 jets

Varsity1 wrote:
Reminds me of aeroflot.

Except Aeroflot was 100% government owned in the USSR days, and today Russian aircraft are leaps and bound better than Chinese aircraft and arent strong armed to buy 300 of them.

HNAs high-ups must have really pissed of someone high in the Communist party.

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by TWA772LR
Sat Jun 02, 2018 4:32 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: TV evangelist and their planes
Replies: 93
Views: 4414

Re: TV evangelist and their planes

Tugger wrote:
DarthLobster wrote:
To borrow from a famous fictional captain...

”What does God need with an airplane?”

Excuse me but how else is "God is my copilot"?

Jesus take the yoke! :biggrin:

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by TWA772LR
Fri Jun 01, 2018 5:54 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Longest connection for smallest displacement
Replies: 1
Views: 338

Longest connection for smallest displacement

The recent thread about the longest out of the way connections has given me an idea. Id like to know what your longest connections for shortest displacement is! What i mean is something crazy like LAX-JFK-BUR, OR HKG-NRT-Macau. Have y'all ever done anything like that? I guess the longest possible co...

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by TWA772LR
Fri Jun 01, 2018 5:51 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: How far out of the way will people connect?
Replies: 105
Views: 4410

Re: How far out of the way will people connect?

This thread is giving me the idea to do IAH-ATL-HOU on DL or DEN-ORD-COS on UA. :biggrin:

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by TWA772LR
Fri Jun 01, 2018 5:47 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: How far out of the way will people connect?
Replies: 105
Views: 4410

Re: How far out of the way will people connect?

I've seen retired English couples at BOS taking BOS-IST-MAN rather than a direct flight to the UK (!). This is over 100% further, but probably much cheaper knowing TK's pricing. I worked for TK in IAH. I can attest that TK is very popular for Americans heading to western Europe. It was extremely co...

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by TWA772LR
Fri Jun 01, 2018 5:29 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Towing the 747
Replies: 20
Views: 2957

Re: Towing the 747

Any pictures of this?

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by TWA772LR
Fri Jun 01, 2018 3:16 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Water Injection on Modern Turbofan?
Replies: 37
Views: 4223

Re: Water Injection on Modern Turbofan?

Rookie question; how does water injection work? What part of the engine is it injected to? Is it actually just water or is some chemical added? Is it the steam that provides the extra boost?

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by TWA772LR
Fri Jun 01, 2018 3:10 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Do boycotts actually work in the modern era?
Replies: 34
Views: 1050

Re: Do boycotts actually work in the modern era?

I dont think a handful of people buying not buying something hurts the bottom line of multi-billion dollar companies.

My former roommate was a gun megalomaniac, and never wanted to eat at Buffalo Wild Wings again when he saw a "no guns" sign on the front door. More wings and beer for me!

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by TWA772LR
Fri Jun 01, 2018 3:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAH/HOU Aviation Thread 2018
Replies: 140
Views: 11579

Re: IAH/HOU Aviation Thread 2018

MAD and BCN were rumored by CO when they first ordered the 787. Those are pretty big holes in IAHs network. CDG should also make a return at least seasonally.

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by TWA772LR
Thu May 31, 2018 11:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United seeks to return to JFK
Replies: 184
Views: 22923

Re: United ❤️ JFK...Now

I agree that some slots at JFK should be given to UA, and I agree that UA should be accommodated at JFK. Why, because UA-CO have been so generous in accommodating newcomers at Fort Newark? They gave EWR slots to WN to facilitate the merger. I'd love to see JFK service to each of the UA hubs. Flying...

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by TWA772LR
Wed May 30, 2018 10:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United, Boutique Air codeshare to grow Denver network
Replies: 13
Views: 2069

Re: United, Boutique Air codeshare to grow Denver network

They’re basically a corporate charter company that also flies EAS routes. Up until now, they’ve had 0 affiliation with any airlines and often use FBO’s for their pax services. They also fly distinctly corporate airplanes: King Airs and PC-12’s. Thank you. So what will UA gain from this partnership?...

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by TWA772LR
Mon May 28, 2018 5:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Questionable (Failed?) USA Mergers
Replies: 99
Views: 8256

Re: Questionable (Failed?) USA Mergers

I think a AS/FL merger would've been really good in hindsight.

What do y'all think of a UA/TW merger?

AA/UA would've been interesting too, but would've meant some serious divestiture in ORD and LAX.

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by TWA772LR
Mon May 28, 2018 4:02 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why Isn't Las Vegas A Hub For More Airlines?
Replies: 10
Views: 1172

Re: Why Isn't Las Vegas A Hub For More Airlines?

G4 specializes in cheap airfare and vacation packages so LAS as a base makes sense. WN specializes on cheap-ish airfares and has the fleet utilization and operations structure to make a hub (lets be real, WN has hubs weather they want to admit or not) work there, and LAS is WNs second or third large...

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by TWA772LR
Mon May 28, 2018 3:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA 1293 Pax turned over to the FBI
Replies: 15
Views: 4043

Re: AA 1293 Pax turned over to the FBI

dfwjim1 wrote:
. I wonder if making a homophobic remark to the flight attendant will be one of the charges filed against him?

While that does make him a douche bag, it's not illegal. Definitely wont help his case though.

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by TWA772LR
Mon May 28, 2018 3:48 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Teacher Discharges Gun in Class - Injuring Student during Gun Safety Demo
Replies: 11
Views: 633

Re: Teacher Discharges Gun in Class - Injuring Student during Gun Safety Demo

Ive talked to cops about guns on campuses and they are against that. And theyve said in an active shooter situation they are trained to put anyone with a gun down that isnt a uniformed officer. The solution is clear: ARM THE STUDENTS. You could even make some games out of it. 'What's 1+1?' 'BANG BAN...

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by TWA772LR
Sun May 27, 2018 9:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Music in Airport Terminals
Replies: 90
Views: 5800

Re: Music in Airport Terminals

HOU and IAH started having live bands last year play. Like cover bands, string quartets, and pianists.

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