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by jetwet1
Sat Sep 22, 2018 10:32 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The correct beer period is
Replies: 3
Views: 76

Re: The correct beer period is

Boltmaker.....Formerly Best Bitter

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by jetwet1
Thu Sep 20, 2018 10:44 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Between 2006 and 2014, nearly 10 million homeowners in America saw the foreclosure sale of their homes
Replies: 44
Views: 1098

Re: Between 2006 and 2014, nearly 10 million homeowners in America saw the foreclosure sale of their homes

When was the last time you applied for a mortgage? Why do you feel those with less established credit should not have access to home ownership? Because that is what happened with Dodd-Frank - it severely limited options for home loans to only the major players, you know, the same evil big banks you...

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by jetwet1
Thu Sep 20, 2018 10:12 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: How did you break your Yom Kippur fast?
Replies: 3
Views: 192

Re: How did you break your Yom Kippur fast?

As I am not Jewish, but my wife is, I didn't faste, she did, I was nice and ate out today, then I put a couple of A5 wagyu steaks on the grill last night.

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by jetwet1
Thu Sep 20, 2018 5:00 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: LAS trip.
Replies: 12
Views: 559

Re: LAS trip.

Mojave has some decent views from outside the perimeter fence, Victorville has none that I've found.

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by jetwet1
Sun Sep 16, 2018 7:29 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Longest flight from your airport?
Replies: 66
Views: 1532

Re: Longest flight from your airport?

LAS-ICN I think....Though if you are stuck down the back of a UA 737 doing the LAS-SFO run, that can seem to be the longest.

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by jetwet1
Sun Sep 16, 2018 7:21 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: LAX to HKG on Hong Kong Airlines - Business Class Error Fare
Replies: 2
Views: 3202

Re: LAX to HKG on Hong Kong Airlines - Business Class Error Fare

As you stated, for $500 that is a perfectly acceptable flight, heck for $1000 it is, but yes, like so many airlines, the hardware is good, but the soft stuff just isn't there yet. There will come a point where these new far east carriers will get it all figured out, then things will get interesting ...

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by jetwet1
Wed Sep 12, 2018 1:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Trans-Atlantic Fuel Efficiency by Airline 2017
Replies: 49
Views: 6689

Re: Trans-Atlantic Fuel Efficiency by Airline 2017

BA must have a disadvantage vs competitors if their planes are using 20% for fuel for most flights. Look at the number of paid J seats they have on those flights compared to say DY and their number of paid W seats, then compare costs V revenue. BA's costs may be higher, but their revenue is multipl...

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by jetwet1
Thu Sep 06, 2018 9:14 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: President Trump is being undermined from within the administration
Replies: 95
Views: 3776

Re: President Trump is being undermined from within the administration

Trumps approval rating is above 60%. Are you bloody daft? You cannot poll just the GOP voters and claim that's his approval rating.... with a straight face. His actual approval rating is 40.0% and his disapproval rating is 53.7%. Latest has him around 36%, it won't go much lower than that as that i...

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by jetwet1
Thu Sep 06, 2018 7:16 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Cruise Ship Thread 2018
Replies: 40
Views: 2542

Re: Cruise Ship Thread 2018

Couple of things... Viking is now adult only, which sucks as I was about to book 7 cabins for a family trip, but one of the family members will only be 17 at sailing...Back to the drawing board on that one. Also, more info is out about the Ritz-Carlton yachts, all I can say is wow....BIG WOW https:/...

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by jetwet1
Wed Sep 05, 2018 8:01 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Administration holds 100K Kavanaugh Papers
Replies: 112
Views: 2505

Re: Administration holds 100K Kavanaugh Papers

EstherLouise wrote:
I heard him say that Roe v. Wade is settled law. I'm a centrist and I'm OK with him getting on the Court.


The problem is that settled law goes in front of the supreme court all the time, it can stay the same or be changed, saying something is settled mean next to nothing.

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by jetwet1
Mon Sep 03, 2018 9:04 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Ford kills plan to sell Chinese-made vehicle in the United States
Replies: 60
Views: 1827

Re: Ford kills plan to sell Chinese-made vehicle in the United States

I wouldn't trust a Chinese-made car. Probably steel is of lower quality to start with. It is known that the same models made in Argentina or Brazil compared to the same car manufactured in Europe is of lower structural standards. That's right, buy an American car, a Buick or a Caddy or heck go for ...

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by jetwet1
Mon Sep 03, 2018 8:39 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Mariner has passed away
Replies: 79
Views: 3534

Re: Mariner has passed away

Ahhh man, I'm sorry to hear this, he was one of the posters on here who's posts I enjoyed, I am happy he had a full life, but he will be missed.

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by jetwet1
Fri Aug 31, 2018 6:58 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Best TATL premium products?
Replies: 29
Views: 2397

Re: Best TATL premium products?

Unbeatable BA with the best of the World Business class (BA called it “First”) and Premium Economy (They call it “Club World”) hard and soft product Not sure if you're actually being sarcastic or not, but assuming you're not: your standards for any premium class must be very low as British Airways ...

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by jetwet1
Thu Aug 30, 2018 10:23 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Best TATL premium products?
Replies: 29
Views: 2397

Re: Best TATL premium products?

From my pov , W=VS, J=NZ, F=LX

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by jetwet1
Tue Aug 28, 2018 6:59 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: NY Gov pardons sex offenders so they can vote
Replies: 19
Views: 664

Re: NY Gov pardons sex offenders so they can vote

Well - Europe has even political parties fighting for age of consent like 12. Movement to that has to start somewhere. Before we go to far, it should also be realized that each week in the US 475 underage females marry adult males, really sickening IMHO and something that both major political parti...

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by jetwet1
Mon Aug 27, 2018 6:17 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Mass shooting at video game tournament in Jacksonville, Florida
Replies: 54
Views: 1504

Re: Mass shooting at video game tournament in Jacksonville, Florida

I wonder if there was a mass shooting where a bunch of babies (under 3 years old) were killed if the GOP would finally, just maybe, at the very least be slightly open to the idea of gun control measures.* They're pro-life right? Oh wait, that's only until they're actually born. Can't wait for the d...

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by jetwet1
Sun Aug 26, 2018 8:47 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Correct 90's grunge band?
Replies: 28
Views: 654

Re: The Correct 90's grunge band?

STP

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by jetwet1
Sun Aug 26, 2018 8:45 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Mass shooting at video game tournament in Jacksonville, Florida
Replies: 54
Views: 1504

Re: Mass shooting at video game tournament in Jacksonville, Florida

Thoughts and prayers....There all better now....


But hey "nobody's going to take are guns"......Such a waste.

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by jetwet1
Thu Aug 23, 2018 9:09 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: LAS trip.
Replies: 12
Views: 559

Re: LAS trip.

It's hard to do vegas in just a few days and get the whole experience. I've been a handful of times and still haven't even done hoover dam yet. I know you're looking for natural scenic stuff but you need to also experience fremont street at night. Fremont is more enjoyable than the strip at night. ...

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by jetwet1
Thu Aug 23, 2018 9:03 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The correct Rush song
Replies: 43
Views: 1035

Re: The correct Rush song

I have never actually listened to a Rush song in my life, but reading this thread makes me feel like I'm missing out. Here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=auLBLk4ibAk And yes, Tom Saywer..... I'm going to add, Spirit of Radio, but only when it has Paint it Black as the opening.... https://www.youtu...

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by jetwet1
Thu Aug 23, 2018 12:01 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: LAS trip.
Replies: 12
Views: 559

Re: LAS trip.

Red Rock, Mt Charleston. Also, at night, take the 215 south to 95 north, get off at Charleston, head east (turn right) take Charleston down to Nellis, right on Nellis, a couple of blocks take a left on Vegas Valley, take that all the way up, you will go past Hollywood, past the school on the right ...

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by jetwet1
Thu Aug 23, 2018 9:40 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The correct potato chip flavor
Replies: 46
Views: 1186

Re: The correct potato chip flavor

Bongodog1964 wrote:
It took the packet of Lays classic to remind me of how crisps (chips to those over the pond) were when I was a kid.


And for me it was a pack of Roasted Chicken flavour Walkers I had a month ago that had the memories flooding back.

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by jetwet1
Thu Aug 23, 2018 5:08 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: LAS trip.
Replies: 12
Views: 559

Re: LAS trip.

Red Rock, Mt Charleston. Also, at night, take the 215 south to 95 north, get off at Charleston, head east (turn right) take Charleston down to Nellis, right on Nellis, a couple of blocks take a left on Vegas Valley, take that all the way up, you will go past Hollywood, past the school on the right h...

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by jetwet1
Thu Aug 23, 2018 4:24 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The correct potato chip flavor
Replies: 46
Views: 1186

Re: The correct potato chip flavor

Worcester sauce, Marmite, Roasted chicken or beef and onion, sorry America, when it comes to crisps you need to look to the UK.

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by jetwet1
Sun Aug 12, 2018 6:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EEOC Sues UA on behalf of a former UA FA
Replies: 16
Views: 2993

Re: EEOC Sues UA on behave of a former UA FA

United's Chief Pilot for some reason even gave him a letter of recommendation afterward It is possible the chief pilot was not aware of the investigation at the time the recommendation was given, during an investigation it would be a very much need to know situation, all comes down to the timing of...

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by jetwet1
Wed Aug 08, 2018 12:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Time for AA to monetize JFK slots and Terminal space?
Replies: 111
Views: 14004

Re: Time for AA to monetize JFK slots and Terminal space?

LHR is profitable, but SAN/LAS/SEA are getting killed by mint entrance. They've been cutting various routes all of the past year. JFK-SEA/LAS/SAN are all not doing well at all. Speaking for the JFK-LAS route, EVERYONE and yes I mean everyone I know has bailed on AA and switched to B6 and DL, simple...

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by jetwet1
Mon Aug 06, 2018 7:09 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: PINOs...what are they?
Replies: 5
Views: 579

Re: PINOs...what are they?

So what you are saying is that myself, as a Republican, should not be a Republican if I do not agree with ALL your beliefs ?

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by jetwet1
Sun Aug 05, 2018 7:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Italian Government lobbying for direct QF PER-FCO
Replies: 35
Views: 5397

Re: Italian Government lobbying for direct QF PER-FCO

Hmmm, an interesting idea, but frankly, pitching western Australian to Italians because of its food will not work, that's putting it nicely and the reality is, I don't know if there is enough people in both directions willing to pay the premium over an EK one stop.

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by jetwet1
Fri Aug 03, 2018 11:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: West Coast Yields
Replies: 26
Views: 2002

Re: West Coast Yields

It's pretty simple.........

compensateme wrote:
WN had long been an 800 lb.


WN simply keeps every other airline in check out here, legacies cannot increase prices to aggressively for the simple reason that WN will take their business. Business travelers have no issues jumping to WN out here.

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by jetwet1
Wed Aug 01, 2018 4:43 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Is Paul Ryan Popular Than Trump Among The Republican Supporters?
Replies: 19
Views: 783

Re: Is Paul Ryan Popular Than Trump Among The Republican Supporters?

There were several very good moderate Republican candidates. There were 16 different people in the race, at one point. Marco Rubio should have actually been the nominee because of his diplomacy and his knowledge of how government works and how the Constitution works. There are things I do not agree...

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by jetwet1
Wed Aug 01, 2018 8:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aeroméxico E190 Accident in Durango July 31
Replies: 259
Views: 48064

Re: Aeroméxico E190 Accident in Durango July 31

Firstly, lets be thankful everyone made it out....

Okay, thunderstorm in the area, how about wind shear on take off ? hit's just right (well wrong) and pushes the left wing down, tip digs in, it's over....

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by jetwet1
Tue Jul 31, 2018 11:37 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Cops who shot Thurman Blevins won't face charges
Replies: 22
Views: 918

Re: Cops who shot Thurman Blevins won't face charges

Not sure what you're getting at. He was waving a handgun around and disobeying two cops' orders that he drop it. I wouldn't call the police shooting such a person "going into Judge Dredd mode." Since people here usually survive such an encounter i do classify it as such. best regards Thom...

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by jetwet1
Tue Jul 31, 2018 11:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Gay couple allegedly bumped for straight couple...
Replies: 344
Views: 27125

Re: Gay couple allegedly bumped for straight couple...

Companies as a whole should have stayed off facebook, even social media. The comments are ridiculous. Social Media and it's mob mentality is no win ever. I've seen an airport announce new service and half the comments are about something not related to the announcement but some bitching about somet...

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by jetwet1
Wed Oct 18, 2017 8:49 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Widebodies from the UK to the Canary Islands ?
Replies: 4
Views: 688

Re: Widebodies from the UK to the Canary Islands ?

Thanks for the reply, premium seating works, I just refuse to pay for a J class ticket that has 31" seat pitch.

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by jetwet1
Tue Oct 17, 2017 9:08 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Widebodies from the UK to the Canary Islands ?
Replies: 4
Views: 688

Widebodies from the UK to the Canary Islands ?

Mrs Jetwet1 has decided she want's to visit the Canary Islands during a trip to the UK next year, after seeing this trip report ( http://www.airliners.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=1376475) regarding EI having a daily widebody service to Malaga with a real J class seat it got me thinking, is the...

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by jetwet1
Tue Oct 17, 2017 9:00 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Hurricane Ophelia
Replies: 5
Views: 392

Re: Hurricane Ophelia

If they start becoming a regular occurrence then yes, we can start point the finger at climate change, but, even as someone who thinks that human activity is effecting the climate, I can't point my finger at Ophelia and say there you go.

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by jetwet1
Sat Oct 14, 2017 8:56 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Shooting at Las Vegas Casino
Replies: 383
Views: 13113

Re: Shooting at Las Vegas Casino

You can check the hotel cameras with enough footage reference points to figure out exactly how many minutes the date stamp is off. Date stamps on security cameras where I used to work were never exact. They were usually 8-12 minutes off from the actual time. I would hope the cops have DVR copies of...

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by jetwet1
Wed Oct 11, 2017 3:04 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Tesla misses Model 3 production goals by large margin
Replies: 23
Views: 2092

Re: Tesla misses Model 3 production goals by large margin

If production can ramp up as is planned (I seriously doubt it btw) then there is a 2 year backlog, which will drop very quickly once they are up to speed. Pat myself on the back for calling that one.... Anyways, I am hearing that there has been 3 major headaches. QC on some fasteners (not supplied ...

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by jetwet1
Tue Oct 10, 2017 7:41 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: If you won the lottery
Replies: 31
Views: 1321

Re: If you won the lottery

Bad idea, you would want your global headquarters to be in a tax friendly environment, which London is certainly not. Why would anyone who just lucked into 220 million care about giving some of it back unless they're infected with the same disease as Donald Trump? I usually hear about how people wo...

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by jetwet1
Mon Oct 09, 2017 6:25 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: If you won the lottery
Replies: 31
Views: 1321

Re: If you won the lottery

I would buy a nice little flat in central London as my global "headquarters" as well as whatever city I happen to be living and working in at the time if not living in London at the time. I lived in London before, and yearn to move back one day. SmithAir747 Bad idea, you would want your g...

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by jetwet1
Sun Oct 08, 2017 6:46 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Coke with coffee sugar free
Replies: 14
Views: 860

Re: Coke with coffee sugar free

That's an old casino dealers trick for dealing with a late night, 1/2 cup coke, 1/2 cup coffee, mix the two, drink it quickly, hold on tight, it's going to be a fun ride, the crash a couple of hours later is nasty though.

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by jetwet1
Fri Oct 06, 2017 7:53 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Hotel Security after Vegas 10/1/2017
Replies: 12
Views: 781

Re: Hotel Security after Vegas 10/1/2017

In light of the mass shooting in Las Vegas will we likely see high-rise hotels in Vegas banning high-powered rifles and automatics? I mean if you are heading to Vegas on a leisure trip why should you bring your rifles to your hotel room? Technically most of these hotels have a no gun policy. Howeve...

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by jetwet1
Thu Oct 05, 2017 1:40 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Shooting at Las Vegas Casino
Replies: 383
Views: 13113

Re: Shooting at Las Vegas Casino

America is a strange country. I just read that they pulled all promoting material for "The Punisher" TV series from the next Comic-Con due to the shooting in Vegas, but touching the gun laws is off limits. In 2001 one guy tries to set off a bomb on a plane hidden in his shoe, now we all h...

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by jetwet1
Wed Oct 04, 2017 12:17 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Shooting at Las Vegas Casino
Replies: 383
Views: 13113

Re: Shooting at Las Vegas Casino

Why is it that you people need to have guns anyways? Are you that afraid of the world that you can't leave the house without a lethal weapon? I own a firearm, I carry a firearm, but, and this is a huge but....why someone needs to own 10 firearms, let alone automatic rifles is beyond me, there is no...

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by jetwet1
Wed Oct 04, 2017 10:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 6-month Anniversary of LOT Polish Airlines serving WAW-LAX. Has it been a success?
Replies: 24
Views: 10118

Re: 6-month Anniversary of LOT Polish Airlines serving WAW-LAX. Has it been a success?

I'm still semi connected to the Polish population here (Vegas), the issue is, a lot of them would still rather connect with LH than fly direct with LOT, LOT has such an awful reputation that they need to work hard on. I've only flown one round trip with them (many years ago when I was dating a Polis...

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by jetwet1
Tue Oct 03, 2017 7:04 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Shooting at Las Vegas Casino
Replies: 383
Views: 13113

Re: Shooting at Las Vegas Casino

[ You can talk about it all you want. Fact is taking guns away from law abiding citizens won't help (Chicago) We are country with an Amendment that lets us have guns. This will never change. Banning automatic weapons won't stop mass shootings because then you will want to ban semi autos etc. The US...

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by jetwet1
Mon Oct 02, 2017 8:28 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Most-missed US Major
Replies: 68
Views: 5720

Re: Most-missed US Major

Pan Am and TWA, sure there was Eastern as well, but Pan Am and TWA were in a whole different league.

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by jetwet1
Mon Oct 02, 2017 8:10 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Cruise Ship Thread 2017
Replies: 23
Views: 2190

Re: Cruise Ship Thread 2017

Ocean Majesty

It is there pretty much every year, has been for a while.

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by jetwet1
Mon Oct 02, 2017 7:33 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Shooting at Las Vegas Casino
Replies: 383
Views: 13113

Re: Shooting at Las Vegas Casino

Allegiant is offering free flights into Vegas for family members of those shot, as much as we like to bash Allegiant on here, bravo to them for stepping up so quickly for there home town. All the hotels are working to free up hotel rooms for family members who need to come into town. There has been ...

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