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by flyingclrs727
Fri Sep 17, 2021 3:12 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Herd Immunity Losing Out To Vaccine Hesitation and Virus Mutation
Replies: 203
Views: 13336

Re: Herd Immunity Losing Out To Vaccine Hesitation and Virus Mutation

This is the first large scale use of mRNA vaccine technology on humans, show me a few years worth of data, and I'll reconsider. This is a common misconception. By no means is this the first large-scale use of mRNA vaccines on humans. In fact, the first mRNA vaccine was introduced by Edward Jenner i...

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by flyingclrs727
Wed Sep 15, 2021 12:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA’s Financial Position after 9/11
Replies: 29
Views: 3246

Re: UA’s Financial Position after 9/11

I want to say United was in cost cutting mode well before 9/11 and the subsequent aftermath started a lot of bankruptcies in the industry- and then the late 2000s economic crises didn't help either. Someone more informed will certainly respond. It seems like AA was in a similar position before 9/11...

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by flyingclrs727
Mon Sep 13, 2021 2:23 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Vaccine News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 3012
Views: 205836

Re: COVID-19 Vaccine News and Discussion Thread

In my opinion, nasal spray vaccines are the most promising. Immunity right at the entry point of the body, and easy to administer frequently. https://www.connexionfrance.com/French-news/Young-man-wearing-a-mask-using-a-nasal-spray After a base vaccine regimen of two injections, I am a fan of attemp...

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by flyingclrs727
Sun Sep 05, 2021 12:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will the Airbus 330neo be developed further ?
Replies: 164
Views: 22958

Re: Will the Airbus 330neo be developed further ?

I can think of one big reason why the A330neo can't be used as a base model for a tanker. The neo does away with all the provisions in the A330 wing to have two engines rather than one. The places where engines 1 and 4 would go on an A340 are the locations for hard points where hose and drogue port...

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by flyingclrs727
Sun Sep 05, 2021 10:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will the Airbus 330neo be developed further ?
Replies: 164
Views: 22958

Re: Will the Airbus 330neo be developed further ?

There is absolutely no reason why the tanker conversions cannot be made to the A330neo, and it makes a lot of sense as it provides more fuel to offload. I can think of one big reason why the A330neo can't be used as a base model for a tanker. The neo does away with all the provisions in the A330 wi...

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by flyingclrs727
Sun Aug 29, 2021 4:18 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Vaccine News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 3012
Views: 205836

Re: COVID-19 Vaccine News and Discussion Thread

lightsaber wrote:
I think jab #4 will be a variant booster.


But if it's for variants, will there have to be jab #5 a few months later to reinforce jab #4?

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by flyingclrs727
Mon Aug 23, 2021 9:27 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your favorite self-hubbing connection?
Replies: 32
Views: 1948

Re: Your favorite self-hubbing connection?

I wouldn't self-hub on the same day. I was going to have my in laws fly into the US on an open jaw itenerary in 2020 flying from eastern Europe to Texas via TK and fly back to Europe on TK from JFK after flying to LGA on WN to see friends in NYC for a few days. Of course that didn't work out so well...

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by flyingclrs727
Thu Aug 19, 2021 4:37 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Vaccine News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 3012
Views: 205836

Re: COVID-19 Vaccine News and Discussion Thread

3rd dose of Pfizer, in over age 60, 86% effective. Considering that is about double prior reports... a nice boost with the 3rd jab. https://www.msn.com/en-us/health/medical/third-pfizer-dose-86-25-effective-in-over-60s-israeli-hmo-says/ar-AANst2B?ocid=BingNewsSearch Please recall: The data posted o...

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by flyingclrs727
Tue Aug 17, 2021 1:18 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: "Stand Your Ground" Test in Miami: Attempted ATM Robbery
Replies: 61
Views: 7459

Re: "Stand Your Ground" Test in Miami: Attempted ATM Robbery

Kiwirob wrote:
Thet’s clearly premeditated murder, he came back with the intention to kill and he did, if I was the prosecutor I’d be pushing for the death penalty.


I seriously doubt a jury would convict on capital murder charges. A second degree murder charge would probably be an easier case to make.

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by flyingclrs727
Mon Aug 16, 2021 5:11 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Vaccine News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 3012
Views: 205836

Re: COVID-19 Vaccine News and Discussion Thread

This is not surprising given the vaccination rates and masks policies in CA. CA is doing better than FL and TX. It seems states like CA should institute quarantine policies for travelers coming from poorly vaccinated and anti mask states to protect their progress. https://ktla.com/news/local-news/c...

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by flyingclrs727
Mon Aug 16, 2021 4:34 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Vaccine News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 3012
Views: 205836

Re: COVID-19 Vaccine News and Discussion Thread

We need to do like France, lifestyle restrictions to protect others. I keep coming back to air travel and publically served alcohol after school mandates. Any better suggestions? Absolutely! The president could ban the unvaccinated from flying anywhere in the US. All people traveling on any form of...

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by flyingclrs727
Mon Aug 16, 2021 3:59 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Vaccine News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 3012
Views: 205836

Re: COVID-19 Vaccine News and Discussion Thread

Lightsaber The last link is full of great tidbits. NHS staff are also preparing to dish out Covid booster injections at the same time as flu jabs this autumn for all over-50s and healthcare workers. Is our CDC announcing this? No. :banghead: They will continue to be too slow. We should be triple ja...

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by flyingclrs727
Mon Aug 16, 2021 3:42 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Vaccine News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 3012
Views: 205836

Re: COVID-19 Vaccine News and Discussion Thread

I want younger kids vaccinated. While we need to test down in age, we need to age 3 (preschool) ASAP. Until then orotect grandma, get vaccinated. The hospitals are filling up faster than I predicted up thread. Lightsaber Why vaccinate the younger kids iso the adults? Real issue in some parts of the...

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by flyingclrs727
Thu Jul 29, 2021 6:53 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Monkeypox Cases in the United States
Replies: 3
Views: 807

Re: Monkeypox Cases in the United States

Something like this couldn't have happened 50 years ago. The same vaccine that works to prevent Smallpox also works against Monkeypox.

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by flyingclrs727
Thu Jul 22, 2021 1:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FAA approves LGA Airtrain
Replies: 183
Views: 27023

Re: FAA delays LGA Airtrain approval

Ditch LaGuardia and beef up Newark and JFK. Make a dedicated shuttle from Penn to Jamaica Station (and a unified ticket for it and the AirTrain), plus a dedicated shuttle between the Financial District and Howard Beach. And make a dedicated shuttle between Penn and World Trade Center to Newark. Let...

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by flyingclrs727
Thu Jul 15, 2021 2:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Texas man charged in mid-flight sex assault on teenage girl
Replies: 18
Views: 4863

Re: Texas man charged in mid-flight sex assault on teenage girl

dfwjim1 wrote:
2eng2efficient wrote:
ILNFlyer wrote:
Likely not his first arrest for such behavior. He needs to be permanently removed from society.


76 years old and 15 year maximum statutory sentence… should do the trick.


Probably won't make it to the 5 year supervised probation.


If he's put in the general population, he might not last 15 days.

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by flyingclrs727
Thu Jul 15, 2021 2:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Texas man charged in mid-flight sex assault on teenage girl
Replies: 18
Views: 4863

Re: Texas man charged in mid-flight sex assault on teenage girl

Convict him and throw him in the general population of a federal prison.

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by flyingclrs727
Sat Jul 10, 2021 2:42 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: My Doctor Tried To Talk Me Out Of Getting A COVID Vaccine
Replies: 104
Views: 8502

Re: My Doctor Tried To Talk Me Out Of Getting A COVID Vaccine

While on a routine visit, my doctor told me that she won’t be getting the vaccine and told me I shouldn’t either. It was strange because during all of this she swore up and down that she wasn’t one of those “anti-vaxx” people. I was left baffled and even more confused when I walked past her office ...

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by flyingclrs727
Tue Jul 06, 2021 5:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FedEx firms options on 20 more 763Fs
Replies: 141
Views: 25860

Re: FedEx firms options on 20 more 763Fs

Doesn't the new GE's off the 747-8's produce 66,500lbs of thrust vs the 62,000 P&W's from the KC-46? Couldn't you just de-rate the GE's a bit - wouldn't that save on life cycle costs too? I think they will repower the BUFF - if they plan on flying it for another 30 to 50 years they have too, no...

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by flyingclrs727
Sat Jul 03, 2021 4:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: 737 Freighter ditches in water off HNL
Replies: 371
Views: 88752

Re: 737 Cargo in water at HNL

Transair only flies interisland, so there's no reason for them to need ETOPS certification. The 732 itself was only certified for 120-minute ETOPS, which isn't enough to fly from Hawaiʻi to anywhere outside of Hawaiʻi. When was the 732 given ETOPS-120? Prior to 1985 twin engined planes had to fly w...

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by flyingclrs727
Sat Jul 03, 2021 3:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: 737 Freighter ditches in water off HNL
Replies: 371
Views: 88752

Re: 737 Cargo in water at HNL

Finally, was the Transair 732 ETOPS certified? I guess it wouldn't have made a difference in this flight since the events took place immediately after takeoff and right close by the field. Also,. their flights seem to be fairly short hops. I'm just curious though. Transair only flies interisland, s...

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by flyingclrs727
Sat Jul 03, 2021 5:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN Wants To Attract Business Travelers
Replies: 305
Views: 29346

Re: WN Wants To Attract Business Travelers

So far the only example this thread has created of a business market WN excels at is DAL-HOU. So 1 market between their two hubs means WN is a business airline. That is a unique city pair that they can take advantage of. A 25 minute flight where the lack of amenities don’t matter. How many business...

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by flyingclrs727
Sat Jul 03, 2021 3:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN Wants To Attract Business Travelers
Replies: 305
Views: 29346

Re: WN Wants To Attract Business Travelers

With WN going after business travel this why they will make a competitive offer for the 7 JFK slots B6/AA have to sale. They will also probably return to EWR in a year to two but at a much smaller scale than the 18 flights they had before to give the business passengers that additional NY gateway. ...

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by flyingclrs727
Thu Jul 01, 2021 12:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FedEx firms options on 20 more 763Fs
Replies: 141
Views: 25860

Re: FedEx firms options on 20 more 763Fs

It is already too late to start development of an engine. The reason engines cost billions to develop is they take a lot of time and testing. Not to mention the FAA is being really picky which adds a year or so to the timeline. The era of (arguably too) easy upgrades is over, in my opinion. Lightsa...

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by flyingclrs727
Wed Jun 30, 2021 10:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FedEx firms options on 20 more 763Fs
Replies: 141
Views: 25860

Re: FedEx firms options on 20 more 763Fs

That said, the 767 sales are coming to an end due to the carbon limits. In my opinion, there is no way to meet the upcoming standard without a new engine and I just do not see a business case to re-engine the 767. Boeing is keeping the line open for the tanker program. They don't get to shut down t...

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by flyingclrs727
Wed Jun 30, 2021 6:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: United confirms order for 200 737MAX and 70 A321neo
Replies: 925
Views: 158976

Re: Updated: United confirms order for 200 737MAX and 70 A321neo

since in their promo video they said that there is space in the overhead bins for a carry on for every single passenger, does that mean basic economy gets carryon again? or is it just enough space for normal economy passengers and above? Maybe, maybe not. I've been looking at international travel i...

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by flyingclrs727
Mon Jun 28, 2021 9:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN Wants To Attract Business Travelers
Replies: 305
Views: 29346

Re: WN Wants To Attract Business Travelers

The travel experience is quite a lot different today than it was 18 months ago or will (IMO) be in a year. I'm not paying much attention, though I did book DL and WN preferentially when they were still blocking seats and others were not. (Two F seats for a 15 or 20 percent premium over cheap coach ...

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by flyingclrs727
Mon Jun 28, 2021 2:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN Wants To Attract Business Travelers
Replies: 305
Views: 29346

Re: WN Wants To Attract Business Travelers

Not showing up in corporate travel platforms is probably a big detriment. For me, I think the hardest thing about WN would be that AFAIK their frequent flyer program lacks any international partners or ability to use points to travel overseas. Well most of their "hubs" are located in seco...

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by flyingclrs727
Sun Jun 27, 2021 2:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airlines vaccinating their personnel/staff
Replies: 62
Views: 7191

Re: Airlines vaccinating their personnel/staff

I’m not sure what the concern is if 70% of the population is vaccinated anyway. Requiring vaccines for employees when in general 70-80% will get it anyhow is fine. Who cares about the 20-30% who decide not to do it Because airline personnel are at higher risk of coming into contact with infected pe...

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by flyingclrs727
Sat Jun 26, 2021 7:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airlines vaccinating their personnel/staff
Replies: 62
Views: 7191

Re: Airlines vaccinating their personnel/staff

I’m not sure what the concern is if 70% of the population is vaccinated anyway. Requiring vaccines for employees when in general 70-80% will get it anyhow is fine. Who cares about the 20-30% who decide not to do it Because airline personnel are at higher risk of coming into contact with infected pe...

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by flyingclrs727
Sat Jun 26, 2021 4:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish adding Dallas and Denver
Replies: 122
Views: 18221

Re: Turkish adding Dallas and Denver

The thing about Istanbul, which makes it a bit different to Dubai and other Gulf airports, is that it lies about 4 hours closer to Europe. In fact, it is right on the edge of the Balkans which means that it can offer connections not just to India and Africa etc but also to the Balkans, Eastern Euro...

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by flyingclrs727
Thu Jun 24, 2021 12:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish adding Dallas and Denver
Replies: 122
Views: 18221

Re: Turkish adding Dallas and Denver

Denver make sense with Star Alliance and it is a growing city with so many connections. I am surprised by Dallas! Dallas doesn’t make as much sense. I'm pretty sure a number of people from the D/FW area connect to TK's flights at IAH and ORD. TK could easily justify a flight to DFW for the O&D....

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by flyingclrs727
Wed Jun 23, 2021 11:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish adding Dallas and Denver
Replies: 122
Views: 18221

Re: Turkish adding Dallas and Denver

Denver make sense with Star Alliance and it is a growing city with so many connections. I am surprised by Dallas! Dallas doesn’t make as much sense. I'm pretty sure a number of people from the D/FW area connect to TK's flights at IAH and ORD. TK could easily justify a flight to DFW for the O&D....

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by flyingclrs727
Mon Jun 21, 2021 4:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FAA approves LGA Airtrain
Replies: 183
Views: 27023

Re: FAA delays LGA Airtrain approval

Florida’s infrastructure is miles ahead of anything in the Northeast. NIMBYism is common, NYC just puts on steroids and a very high bar is set. The future could be built there...NYC is living on trains from a century ago My aunt's step son is one of the engineers designing that system. He was showi...

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by flyingclrs727
Sun Jun 20, 2021 2:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing MAX-10 First Flight Thread
Replies: 227
Views: 47637

Re: Boeing MAX-10 First Flight Thread

The -10 landing gear is expensive afaics. Significant developement effort. Many more parts. Higher weight due to more parts and ~double the loads in the oleo gear leg. Higher maintenance due to more (+moving) parts, higher loads. Interest in the -10 hasn't really gone overboard, has it ? Boeing alr...

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by flyingclrs727
Sat Jun 19, 2021 10:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 737 with new wing, landing gear potential
Replies: 88
Views: 18724

Re: 737 with new wing, landing gear potential

What the 737 really needs is longer legs. This would require major changes to the wing structure, and would best be accomplished by a completely new wing. While this is a huge change, Boeing is doing it on the 777, and there is persistent talk of Airbus doing it for the proposed A322. Why not build...

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by flyingclrs727
Sat Jun 19, 2021 9:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing MAX-10 First Flight Thread
Replies: 227
Views: 47637

Re: Boeing MAX-10 First Flight Thread

A -9 with -10 landing gear might be interesting. It would allow for better field performance than the current -900. It might allow WN to fly to any airport from MDW with 200 passengers to any airport where they operate in the contiguous United States. It would allow upgauging some west coast to Haw...

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by flyingclrs727
Sat Jun 19, 2021 7:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing MAX-10 First Flight Thread
Replies: 227
Views: 47637

Re: Boeing MAX-10 First Flight Thread

I am assuming it allow it better runway performance than the 9? If it does, which I'm also assuming to be the case, then the value proposal for the -9 becomes even more dubious than it is now. Unless either (A) the airline is a dedicated 737 operator to the point of not even considering the A321N, ...

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by flyingclrs727
Sat Jun 12, 2021 1:48 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: DL1730 LAX-ATL diverted to OKC due to passenger trying to open exit door
Replies: 39
Views: 4758

Re: DL1730 LAX-ATL diverted to OKC due to passenger trying to open exit door

I wish more people understood the physics of how aircraft cabin doors work. There is no reason to risk injury to oneself to try to prevent someone from trying to open a cabin door on an airliner at altitude. There are thousands of pounds of force keeping that door in place. Arnold Swarzenegger at hi...

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by flyingclrs727
Thu Jun 10, 2021 6:53 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - Q2 2021
Replies: 389
Views: 41581

Re: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - Q2 2021

Lots of juvenile cases where my relative works coronavirus. There are typos unfortunately in the link (mix of weekly and two week numbers and mix under age 19 and under age 18... oops). 188 under age 19 cases in 2 weeks, 50 age zero through age 9 (day before ten). https://www.westernslopenow.com/ne...

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by flyingclrs727
Thu Jun 10, 2021 6:40 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - Q2 2021
Replies: 389
Views: 41581

Re: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - Q2 2021

How is a funeral scheduled? Sadly, I get this duty in the family. One goes to a funeral home, in my case my older relatives all have stated a preference. One presents a copy of the death certificate and then negotiations begin unless pre-planned/paid. You schedule/rent a hall, buy a casket (unless ...

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by flyingclrs727
Thu Jun 10, 2021 3:51 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Vaccine News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 3012
Views: 205836

Re: COVID-19 Vaccine News and Discussion Thread

At my relatives hospital a single unvacvinated person exposed six cancer patients to the Delta variant. The doctors are livid as half of cancer patients cannot build an immunity and they are having to decide with three patients if they die of cancer or coronavirus. In my opinion, no one but a patie...

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by flyingclrs727
Thu Jun 10, 2021 9:03 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Vaccine News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 3012
Views: 205836

Re: COVID-19 Vaccine News and Discussion Thread

At my relatives hospital a single unvacvinated person exposed six cancer patients to the Delta variant. The doctors are livid as half of cancer patients cannot build an immunity and they are having to decide with three patients if they die of cancer or coronavirus. In my opinion, no one but a patie...

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by flyingclrs727
Thu Jun 10, 2021 7:40 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Vaccine News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 3012
Views: 205836

Re: COVID-19 Vaccine News and Discussion Thread

I am flabbergasted that people are not getting vaccinated as fast as possible, including their kids. The long haul symptoms suck and mine are minor. Lightsaber I just saw a news report on the Pfizer vaccine for children. They are using lower doses in children due to the fact that children get a str...

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by flyingclrs727
Thu Jun 03, 2021 11:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United orders supersonic planes from Boom (was: Big United Announcement Coming Up?)
Replies: 460
Views: 64853

Re: United orders supersonic planes from Boom (was: Big United Announcement Coming Up?)

If Boom were able to build an ER version eventually, UA could fly EWR-HNL-SYD and other eastern Australian routes with HNL being the ideal tech stop or scissors hub location from the east coast of the US to the east coast of Australia plus New Zealand. https://simpleflying.com/united-airlines-boom-...

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by flyingclrs727
Thu Jun 03, 2021 10:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United orders supersonic planes from Boom (was: Big United Announcement Coming Up?)
Replies: 460
Views: 64853

Re: United orders supersonic planes from Boom (was: Big United Announcement Coming Up?)

If Boom were able to build an ER version eventually, UA could fly EWR-HNL-SYD and other eastern Australian routes with HNL being the ideal tech stop or scissors hub location from the east coast of the US to the east coast of Australia plus New Zealand. https://simpleflying.com/united-airlines-boom-s...

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by flyingclrs727
Thu Jun 03, 2021 8:30 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: New phone- help me choose
Replies: 29
Views: 1531

Re: New phone- help me choose

The only reason I stayed with Samsung and LG previously was due to the ability to swap batteries. For whatever reason manufacturers got rid of the ability of end users to swap batteries. I got a OpePlus 7 Pro in 2019. I have never needed to exchange it for servicing. My previous Samsung and LG phone...

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by flyingclrs727
Thu Jun 03, 2021 8:05 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Important Bridge in Memphis Shut Down by Crack
Replies: 44
Views: 3837

Re: Important Bridge in Memphis Shut Down by Crack

The De Soto Bridge, which carries Interstate 40 across the Mississippi River between Memphis, Tennessee and West Memphis, Arkansas had been shut down for about a week after a Crack was found during an inspection. Barge traffic on the Mississippi River under the bridge has also been shut down and th...

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by flyingclrs727
Mon May 24, 2021 3:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Who bought 747-8i LN 1435 LH ntu
Replies: 27
Views: 11734

Re: Who bought 747-8i LN 1435 LH ntu

Currently it is being used as a test plane for the VC-25B program. Originally the USAF was considering buying 3 VC-25B so 2 would always be in flying condition if one were undergoing heavy maintenance or modifications. I wonder if the USAF could have bought it as a third VC-25B?

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