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by jetwet1
Fri Aug 23, 2019 8:38 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: International Medical/Travel Insurance Advice Needed
Replies: 22
Views: 628

Re: International Medical/Travel Insurance Advice Needed

My company insurance covers me on work trips, however, I do have a supplemental through Blue Cross/ Blue Shield to cover personal trips and just the peace of mind should anything go pear shape, I pay $200 a year, it gives me $1m coverage with a zero deductible. What company is that with? Do you hav...

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by jetwet1
Thu Aug 22, 2019 10:57 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: International Medical/Travel Insurance Advice Needed
Replies: 22
Views: 628

Re: International Medical/Travel Insurance Advice Needed

My company insurance covers me on work trips, however, I do have a supplemental through Blue Cross/ Blue Shield to cover personal trips and just the peace of mind should anything go pear shape, I pay $200 a year, it gives me $1m coverage with a zero deductible.

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by jetwet1
Thu Aug 22, 2019 5:46 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Disloyal jews - anti semitism?
Replies: 45
Views: 1534

Re: Disloyal jews - anti semitism?

Speaking for my wife.... Well actually, if I posted what she said, I would get banned from this site, so let's go with she doesn't agree with him. Now, as a sideways look at this subject, we recently had a family get together, 16 adults (14 Jewish) 2 for Trump, 8 not for Trump, 4 seriously not for ...

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by jetwet1
Thu Aug 22, 2019 5:29 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Bands You Were Too Late For
Replies: 14
Views: 817

Re: Bands You Were Too Late For

A ton of the stuff in the late 60’s/early 70’s. It laid the ground work for a fun time in rock and roll in the late 70’s and early 80’s. Late Zepplin, but the late 80’s when US hair band piles of copy cat “glam rock” acts that took a nice period of rock and roll to crap show status. Think Queen, AC...

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by jetwet1
Wed Aug 21, 2019 8:34 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Disloyal jews - anti semitism?
Replies: 45
Views: 1534

Re: Disloyal jews - anti semitism?

Speaking for my wife.... Well actually, if I posted what she said, I would get banned from this site, so let's go with she doesn't agree with him. Now, as a sideways look at this subject, we recently had a family get together, 16 adults (14 Jewish) 2 for Trump, 8 not for Trump, 4 seriously not for T...

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by jetwet1
Sat Aug 17, 2019 9:22 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Back pain relief?
Replies: 4
Views: 417

Re: Back pain relief?

Not wanting to sound harsh, but maybe checking with a medical professional rather than an aviation website would be a good start ?

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by jetwet1
Thu Aug 15, 2019 10:26 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Us Government loses appeal on children held in custody
Replies: 0
Views: 270

Us Government loses appeal on children held in custody

The 9th circuit court of appeals just ruled against the US Government in ruling that children held in custody awaiting immigration hearings and or deportation must be provided with edible food, clean water, soap and toothpaste, in a previous hearing a U.S. government lawyer said the agreement was va...

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by jetwet1
Thu Aug 15, 2019 11:19 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Evolution of U.S.-U.A.E. and U.S.-Qatar direct service
Replies: 13
Views: 1898

Re: Evolution of U.S.-U.A.E. and U.S.-Qatar direct service

I know QR wanted to fly to LAS in 2017-2018ish, which would’ve been great because I have a cousin in LAS who has family in KHI. But nonetheless, they cancelled the LAS route before it even started, even though they WERE selling tickets for it While the LAS flights always seemed strange (to say the ...

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by jetwet1
Thu Aug 15, 2019 9:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: HA to launch OGG-LAS
Replies: 57
Views: 6353

Re: HA to launch OGG-LAS

Why do Hawaiians prefer downtown vs. the strip? The very basic version, Sam and Bill Boyd, Coors beer and the California hotel. Sam and Bill built the Cal, it opened in 1975, business wasn't good, as a last ditch effort to save the place, Sam and Bill went to Hawaii where Sam had done some time dur...

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by jetwet1
Thu Aug 15, 2019 2:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Far fetched idea on AA performance especially in the stock market!
Replies: 24
Views: 2764

Re: Far fetched idea on AA performance especially in the stock market!

It is nothing unusual for a CEO to buy stock of the company they are running. It is even considered a good sign that a CEO puts more of their own money into the company. It is more suspicious when executives sell their shares. It is not very clear why anyone would assume that a new CEO would necess...

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by jetwet1
Wed Aug 14, 2019 12:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: HA to launch OGG-LAS
Replies: 57
Views: 6353

Re: HA to launch OGG-LAS

I don't care where you live or what you did. In fact I think that's the problem. You have anecdotal experiences in play from a different market long ago. I have anecdotal thoughts too. I've been to Vegas many times. I've seen many ethnic groups. Hawaiian is one I don't remember seeing. But does tha...

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by jetwet1
Tue Aug 13, 2019 10:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: HA to launch OGG-LAS
Replies: 57
Views: 6353

Re: HA to launch OGG-LAS

NGO duh, yeah that's the one. As you point out, this will make life easier for the OGG people, not having to connect in HNL, LAX or SFO. I do have to wonder how UA will react, it sounds strange I know, but we get a lot of UA first class connecting through to Vegas, with the direct flight I wonder if...

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by jetwet1
Tue Aug 13, 2019 8:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: HA to launch OGG-LAS
Replies: 57
Views: 6353

Re: HA to launch OGG-LAS

We booked so much California Hotel, you are totally correct it's more Hawaiians there than in Waikiki. Indeed this flight caters to the Hawaiian outbound market & an excellent add given WN''s impending move into the market. Woah, let's slow down here. Maui only has roughly 150,000 residents. It...

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by jetwet1
Tue Aug 13, 2019 6:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: HA to launch OGG-LAS
Replies: 57
Views: 6353

Re: HA to launch OGG-LAS

Who the hell wants to arr LAS at 4:30am?? Hawaiian tourists to ninth Island. Work all day, get home, eat dinner, fly to Vegas & have a full day. I booked travel for years while living in Hawaii, the downtown hotels cater to the Hawaiian clients very nicely & in/outs at 5-6am is not a proble...

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by jetwet1
Mon Aug 12, 2019 9:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airliners Past: M.E.A. receives their 1st Boeing 747
Replies: 17
Views: 4132

Re: Airliners Past: M.E.A. receives their 1st Boeing 747

Jon Proctor, one of the best aviation photographers, and one of the nicest people, ever to be associated with our hobby, worked as a crewman on MEA's 747s when they were leased to Saudia in the late 1970s. He shared his experiences on his blog: http://jonproctor.net/overseas-assignment/ Jon shares ...

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by jetwet1
Sat Aug 10, 2019 8:55 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Question: UA from CPT-EWR on 787-9
Replies: 16
Views: 766

Re: Question: UA from CPT-EWR on 787-9

For me it would come down to how much it would be, an extra $100 I would do it, an extra $500 I wouldn't. As you said you were comfortable before it really is a cost question. I wouldn’t do it. It’s just 3” after all... An extra 3" can make a world of difference (that's what she said) for me, w...

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by jetwet1
Fri Aug 09, 2019 12:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DOT Rules Airlines Can’t Ban Pit Bulls and Other Service Animal Breeds
Replies: 67
Views: 6406

Re: DOT Rules Airlines Can’t Ban Pit Bulls and Other Service Animal Breeds

How will this work when there are certain local jurisdictions who have banned pit bulls, and I am talking about if there are any such that surround an airport? Will the local laws now have to be changed or rescinded because the Feds say such animals are free to travel? I am only aware of local stat...

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by jetwet1
Thu Aug 08, 2019 9:47 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: NRA warns Trump against universal background checks
Replies: 119
Views: 4736

NRA warns Trump against universal background checks

Wayne LaPierre (head of the NRA) has reportedly warned President Trump against expanding background checks on firearms. https://www.yahoo.com/news/nra-reportedly-warning-trump-supporting-151147370.html A couple of interesting things come to mind, a recent poll by Politico found that 69% of those who...

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by jetwet1
Thu Aug 08, 2019 9:01 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Remaining Pan Am 747 airframes
Replies: 18
Views: 1778

Re: Remaining Pan Am 747 airframes

747 SP's

N540PA Clipper White Falcon is still in use with Las Vegas Sands
N539PA Clipper Liberty Bell is listed for sale

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by jetwet1
Tue Aug 06, 2019 1:37 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Updated: Raiders, Allegiant Agree On Naming Rights Deal For Las Vegas Stadium
Replies: 14
Views: 1478

Re: Updated: Raiders, Allegiant Agree On Naming Rights Deal For Las Vegas Stadium

When they are done milking the taxpayers of Clark County, they will return to Oakland and start the whole process again. I wonder what the next non Oakland city will be in 2040. Except the Clark County tax payers are not on the hook for it, the county is issuing bonds that will be paid for by a .81...

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by jetwet1
Sun Aug 04, 2019 4:48 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Mass Shooting in Dayton, 10 Dead
Replies: 210
Views: 8946

Re: Mass Shooting in Dayton, 10 Dead

Shooter stopped in under a minute according to the cops. Could have been hundreds more killed. Just goes to show what happens when you have someone with a gun ready to confront a mad man looking to kill. https://www.foxnews.com/us/at-least-10-may-be-dead-in-dayton-ohio-gunfire-reports Looks like gu...

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by jetwet1
Sun Aug 04, 2019 2:08 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Another mass shooting in El Paso
Replies: 148
Views: 7063

Re: Sweet! Another mass shooting in El Paso

“Allen said his department received initial reports of the shooting at 10:39 a.m. and first responders arrived six minutes later.“ https://www.foxnews.com/us/el-paso-walmart-shooting-20-dead-26-injured-gov-greg-abbott-police-chief-greg-allen 26 people could be alive right now if just one chose to d...

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by jetwet1
Sat Aug 03, 2019 4:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How lucrative is P2P MCO flying for the Legacies?
Replies: 26
Views: 4456

Re: How lucrative is P2P MCO flying for the Legacies?

Orange, Seminole, and Polk Counties are some of the fastest growing areas *in North America* right now (there were some stats recently released) not all Orlando traffic is going to feed their hard earned money to The Mouse... This post makes me wish A.net had a like button. Most on this site only s...

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by jetwet1
Sat Aug 03, 2019 4:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways: Shutdown
Replies: 1788
Views: 185958

Re: Jet Airways: Shutdown

Could you elaborate on your comment? How would this impact the 2.5 trillion usd Indian economy ? The banks that loan to the leasing companies will get spooked. What India is doing is invalidating collateral loans. That means every tier of loan becomes pricier. Pricey loans slow economic growth. Lig...

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by jetwet1
Sat Aug 03, 2019 8:53 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: BA seat assignment charges
Replies: 5
Views: 326

Re: BA seat assignment charges

LH658 wrote:
Try calling BA.


As I Sid, I've been trying to get an answer out of them, I get put on hold and then get a "we will get back to you".

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by jetwet1
Sat Aug 03, 2019 1:20 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: BA seat assignment charges
Replies: 5
Views: 326

BA seat assignment charges

So next year I am flying 11 people to London on BA in Club World, my assistant made the reservation. I noticed there was no charge for seat assignments, though we have all been assigned seats. I've been trying to get a straight answer out of BA for a week as to whether to expect an "oh btw you ...

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by jetwet1
Sat Aug 03, 2019 12:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bats on a plane
Replies: 15
Views: 2466

Re: Bats on a plane

Okay, but if the bat is flying, will the plane weigh less ?

Sorry, had to do it

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by jetwet1
Fri Aug 02, 2019 2:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United going after hidden-city travellers
Replies: 372
Views: 33323

Re: United going after hidden-city travellers

Yes some passengers think they are clever by skipping a last leg, airlines imo very much have a right to go after such customers and in egregious cases should seek the fare difference or do things like suspending their frequent flyer account if applicable. Ultimately when you buy a fare, you agree ...

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by jetwet1
Thu Aug 01, 2019 10:30 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: US Steelmaker suing US Government over tarrifs
Replies: 17
Views: 1096

US Steelmaker suing US Government over tarrifs

You can't make this up, a company that supported President Trumps tariffs on foreign steel is suing the US government for relief from said tariffs, because, well, it relies on imported raw steel to do business.....It seems the company thought it was going to get a waiver for the imported steel.... h...

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by jetwet1
Thu Aug 01, 2019 4:27 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Possibility of Titanic Replica in Belfast
Replies: 22
Views: 1208

Re: Possibility of Titanic Replica in Belfast

What I'm surprised at is that no one's built a full-scale replica of Titanic as a Las Vegas resort-casino. The Grand Staircase would lead to the casino floor; waitresses could wear... um... swimwear... Bob Stupak talked about building one a couple of years after he lost control of the Straatospheer...

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by jetwet1
Sun Jul 28, 2019 10:15 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Zakaria: America's defense budget is out of control
Replies: 43
Views: 1669

Re: Zakaria: America's defense budget is out of control

Why continue making them, when a third of them are in storage already! That’s the kind of waste that’s being discussed. Because, as I said, they are not be produced, they are however being recycled and upgraded and just to be clear, i'm not arguing your point about there being waste in the military...

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by jetwet1
Sun Jul 28, 2019 9:05 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Zakaria: America's defense budget is out of control
Replies: 43
Views: 1669

Re: Zakaria: America's defense budget is out of control

Yes, how dare we put people to work so that they can provide for their families instead of relying on government handouts. Let's take the Abrams tank as an example. This is a weapons system that is still being build, even though the pentagon has repeatedly mentioned they do not need new ones. It's ...

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by jetwet1
Sat Jul 27, 2019 8:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Need help with this Virgin Flight
Replies: 10
Views: 1979

Re: Need help with this Virgin Flight

https://mobile.twitter.com/airportwebca ... 96?lang=en
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crownvic wrote:
jetwet1 wrote:
Well that's a strange one, VS flew G-VYOU down there on May 20th for scrapping, I wonder if they pulled her back out for some reason ???? Good catch.


Planes are scrapped in Newquy??



https://mobile.twitter.com/airportwebca ... 96?lang=en

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by jetwet1
Fri Jul 26, 2019 7:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Need help with this Virgin Flight
Replies: 10
Views: 1979

Re: Need help with this Virgin Flight

Well that's a strange one, VS flew G-VYOU down there on May 20th for scrapping, I wonder if they pulled her back out for some reason ???? Good catch.

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by jetwet1
Wed Jul 24, 2019 5:25 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: External Design of Cruise Ships
Replies: 51
Views: 2508

Re: External Design of Cruise Ships

I like the look of the Ponant ships, along with Ritz Carlton.

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by jetwet1
Tue Jul 23, 2019 7:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Disney launching their own airline?
Replies: 168
Views: 23980

Re: Disney launching their own airline?

I can't imagine this will be a big succes, why start your own airline when there are probably plenty of airlines in line to work with you? To quote the guy who did it himself: “If you want to be a millionaire, start with a billion dollars and launch a new airline.” – Richard Branson. As others have...

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by jetwet1
Mon Jul 22, 2019 9:58 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 2020 Corvette Unveiled
Replies: 36
Views: 1607

Re: 2020 Corvette Unveiled

I can say a couple of thing, wait a year for them to sort the car out, also, the dealers will be charging premiums for this and yes, I have a 2012 Z06 (C6) and yes it can corner, yes it goes like a bat out of hell and yes I will be buying a C8 next year at some point.

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by jetwet1
Mon Jul 22, 2019 8:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Disney launching their own airline?
Replies: 168
Views: 23980

Re: Disney launching their own airline?

I can't imagine this will be a big succes, why start your own airline when there are probably plenty of airlines in line to work with you? To quote the guy who did it himself: “If you want to be a millionaire, start with a billion dollars and launch a new airline.” – Richard Branson. As others have...

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by jetwet1
Sun Jul 21, 2019 10:04 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why didn't/doesn't VS fly to SIN?
Replies: 19
Views: 1530

Re: Why didn't/doesn't VS fly to SIN?

On a related note, why did VS fly to KUL? IIRC they even had a partnership with MH prior to the Asian Financial Crisis. They didn't serve KUL... Don't they? Or did they simply codeshared on an MH flight? Yes, they had a codeshare on MH, actually the quickest and easiest and cheapest way to get to g...

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by jetwet1
Sat Jul 20, 2019 1:24 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Car Stuck in the Mud due to GPS
Replies: 15
Views: 862

Re: Car Stuck in the Mud due to GPS

johns624 wrote:
What difference does the model of the vehicle matter?


Guess you have never used Jaguar GPS then, it would very happily direct you into the Grand canyon given half a chance.

Tesla's is very good though.

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by jetwet1
Sat Jul 20, 2019 12:02 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why didn't/doesn't VS fly to SIN?
Replies: 19
Views: 1530

Re: Why didn't/doesn't VS fly to SIN?

I don't remember VS ever having flights to KUL, they do however get MX work done there on the Airbus fleet.

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by jetwet1
Fri Jul 19, 2019 10:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United to expand premium 767s to Switzerland
Replies: 60
Views: 10707

Re: United to expand premium 767s to Switzerland

[twoid][/twoid] What is exactly a premium 767 of all things? That's one old plane... UA have done a nice job with the upgrades, the Polaris seat is a great upgrade from the previous seat and is almost on par with Delta one. For me the edge still goes to DL if only for the food, but I would have no i...

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by jetwet1
Fri Jul 19, 2019 8:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How Little Cargo Revenue Really Matters For DL And UA
Replies: 88
Views: 10312

Re: How Little Cargo Revenue Really Matters.

Once you start talking about revenue in the hundreds of millions, it may be pocket change, but and it's a big but, that is still a huge number and something any business will want to protect and grow. Certainly for the US 3 it is a small part of their overall revenue, but it's still a hundred millio...

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by jetwet1
Thu Jul 18, 2019 8:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: History of AA intercontinental flying at ORD
Replies: 40
Views: 3458

Re: History of AA intercontinental flying at ORD

I remember watching a "documentary" about a family taking a trip from Ord-Ory just before Christmas 1990, they flew on an AA DC-10-10......

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by jetwet1
Wed Jul 17, 2019 11:30 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Jon Stewart slams congress
Replies: 90
Views: 5026

Re: Jon Stewart slams congress

And today, Rand Paul (R) KY blocked the fast tracking of the bill due to concerns on the affect it would have on the deficit...

He had no problem voting for tax cuts that have increased the deficit, but lets not fund the healthcare for first responders.....

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by jetwet1
Wed Jul 17, 2019 9:04 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Is it still possible to cruise around the world?
Replies: 11
Views: 908

Re: Is it still possible to cruise around the world?

I would argue that the MV Astoria is also an ocean liner, her Hull is that of the Stockholm.

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by jetwet1
Wed Jul 17, 2019 8:49 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Loudest Voice - the Roger Ailes story
Replies: 6
Views: 814

Re: The Loudest Voice - the Roger Ailes story

Except as I pointed out, the number of viewers for ep #2 was over 2 million, not exactly a disaster.

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by jetwet1
Wed Jul 17, 2019 8:43 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Gander International
Replies: 7
Views: 733

Re: Gander International

I remember that article from the Tribune, I always thought being the Rcmp officer there would be interesting.

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by jetwet1
Wed Jul 17, 2019 8:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM getting bad press over breastfeeding
Replies: 104
Views: 7562

Re: KLM getting bad press over breastfeeding

In many places in the US, such a request would be illegal. It's a bad look for KLM and they should quickly change their policy. Yet in the US, I've rarely seen a breast feeding mother not covered up. That would be because the majority of the American male population react like teenagers when a woma...

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by jetwet1
Wed Jul 17, 2019 11:45 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Loudest Voice - the Roger Ailes story
Replies: 6
Views: 814

Re: The Loudest Voice - the Roger Ailes story

Well after last night's episode I wanted to go take a shower.

Great show, guess I'm one of the 299,000 who watched the 1st episode and one of the 2 million who watched the 2nd...Guess conservatives had better learn that people will find quality TV shows, even if it's anti conservative.

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