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by jetwet1
Mon Jan 30, 2023 12:40 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: NFL playoffs!
Replies: 70
Views: 2011

Re: NFL playoffs!

Just to clarify, the -120 means you would need to bet $120 to win $100

Rough day for San Fran, playing without a qb that could throw the ball meant the Eagles had an advantage that even I could have played for them and won.

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by jetwet1
Thu Jan 26, 2023 10:48 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Boeing & Lockheed models for BWB tanker/cargo
Replies: 34
Views: 2108

Re: Boeing & Lockheed models for BWB tanker/cargo

The USAF doesn’t need transport aircraft at all really. It’s much cheaper for Transcom to contract out cargo to civilian airliners. That might work in peacetime, but commercial providers might not want to fly into conflict zones with unhardened and unprotected aircraft. You couldn't force them and ...

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by jetwet1
Thu Jan 26, 2023 2:45 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: ETOPS In Flight Shutdown Statistics
Replies: 47
Views: 3596

Re: ETOPS In Flight Shutdown Statistics

ETOPS was a success due to demands of Airbus and the pilot unions? That is some real revisionist history there, it takes quite a lens to see the situation that way. Sadly, Tony Broderick has passed so we can't interview him. Airbus had the A300 flying trans Atlantic beyond 60 minutes before ETOPS r...

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by jetwet1
Thu Jan 26, 2023 8:21 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airlines naming aircraft
Replies: 29
Views: 1188

Re: Airlines naming aircraft

Virgin Atlantic

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by jetwet1
Thu Jan 26, 2023 8:20 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: AF vs IB to Bogota in J
Replies: 6
Views: 607

Re: AF vs IB to Bogota in J

AF without a doubt.

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by jetwet1
Tue Jan 24, 2023 8:57 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: First white card drawn in Football
Replies: 16
Views: 1042

Re: First white card drawn in Foodball

Doesn't Germany have something similar, like an award for good sporting conduct?

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by jetwet1
Mon Jan 23, 2023 4:53 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why is CUN not served from Asia?
Replies: 36
Views: 2142

Re: Why is CUN not served from Asia?

eta unknown wrote:
I'm wondering if DPS is served from North America. DPS is one of the most visited destinations from overseas. If there were flights to HKT from North America, probably AM, HA, WS would serve those routes.


Its not, easy connection through SIN though.

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by jetwet1
Sun Jan 22, 2023 10:16 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Yet another mass shooting in the US not in Cali
Replies: 24
Views: 1299

Yet another mass shooting in the US not in Cali

This time in Baton Rouge. 12 people injured, 1 in critical condition. I hope they all make it. I mean at this point, I guess we can only shake our heads, move on, solute those who refuse to understand that yes, guns do kill people. https://www.yahoo.com/news/12-people-injured-shooting-baton-18205829...

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by jetwet1
Sun Jan 22, 2023 8:34 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Covid-19 Vaccination Mandate in US Armed Forces Removed as Part of Spending Bill
Replies: 14
Views: 1075

Re: Covid-19 Vaccination Mandate in US Armed Forces Removed as Part of Spending Bill

Members of the military have to take various vaccines when they join. What makes Covid vaccines so special? Because unlike the other ones, the Covid vaccine has the Bill Gates mind-control microchips that turn you into a gay vegan liberal communist heathen... ...duh. There is an issue with this, ho...

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by jetwet1
Sat Jan 21, 2023 5:49 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your 2023 Booked/Flown Flights
Replies: 45
Views: 3198

Re: Your 2023 Booked/Flown Flights

Flown so far this month

LAS-CLT-MBJ
MBJ-DFW-MBJ
MBJ-MIA-LAS-CLT-MBJ
MBJ-MIA-MBJ
MBJ-MIA-LAS

We had a family vacation in Jamaica and I had to mix in a couple of day trips for work.

Next week is
LAS-SMF-LAS
LAS-PHX-MCI-PHX-LAS

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by jetwet1
Sat Jan 21, 2023 8:50 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: ETOPS In Flight Shutdown Statistics
Replies: 47
Views: 3596

Re: ETOPS In Flight Shutdown Statistics

Starlionblue wrote:
AFAIK, "4 Engines 4 Long Haul" was more or a Virgin Atlantic marketing gimmick than something Airbus pushed really strongly.

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From my memory it was Airbus that came up with that, VS ran with it.

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by jetwet1
Tue Jan 17, 2023 11:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cocaine Cargo: $25M smuggling scheme traps Pivot Airlines crew in the Dominican Republic
Replies: 23
Views: 4398

Re: Pivot Airlines of Canada announces its launch dates

So the crew is seen being nowhere near the aircraft when the drugs were loaded, when the drugs were found they immediately reported it and they get to spend 8 months under house arrest. I know the DR can be a little, hmm old school Caribbean, but, what I don't understand is why the Canadian governme...

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by jetwet1
Sun Jan 15, 2023 11:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Yeti Airlines AT75 crash in Nepal
Replies: 319
Views: 81147

Re: Yeti Airlines AT75 crash in Nepal

sergegva wrote:
Third flight of the day, previously KTR-PKR (Pokhara)-KTR. Rather high utilisation (8 segments yesterday).



Not really, they spend all day doing short hops around the country, Nepal is brutal if you try and use roads outside of KTR (In my very limited opinion, only been there once).

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by jetwet1
Thu Jan 12, 2023 1:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LGW - Air India launches 12 new weekly flights
Replies: 56
Views: 10185

Re: LGW - Air India launches 12 new weekly flights

Have to say, I did not see this coming. Nice shot in the arm for Gatwick! About time EK got some competition out of LGW, at least for now AI will be putting pressure on the Y yields, when TATA gets AI acting like a real airline it could get interesting. Does Emirates even fly to all of those cities...

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by jetwet1
Thu Jan 12, 2023 1:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confusion over retro liveries
Replies: 68
Views: 9376

Re: Confusion over retro liveries

I think frequent travelers will notice and know what it is when they spot a classic / retro livery. The average person who flies once every 2nd year will have no idea what's going on. But those people will rarely notice any changes anyway. But I do believe the airlines would benefit from making a b...

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by jetwet1
Thu Jan 12, 2023 12:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FedEx DC-10 fleet
Replies: 63
Views: 14232

Re: FedEx DC-10 fleet

TAB Bolivia 10 Tanker Orbis USAF (KC-10) Also Omega Air Refueling With these aircraft heading to VCV, how does this affect other operators? Short term, there will be spares to potentially purchase/expand, however medium term will it encourage many of them to upgrade to newer frames (the youngest of...

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by jetwet1
Thu Jan 12, 2023 12:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LGW - Air India launches 12 new weekly flights
Replies: 56
Views: 10185

Re: LGW - Air India launches 12 new weekly flights

DY789 wrote:
Have to say, I did not see this coming. Nice shot in the arm for Gatwick!


About time EK got some competition out of LGW, at least for now AI will be putting pressure on the Y yields, when TATA gets AI acting like a real airline it could get interesting.

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by jetwet1
Thu Jan 12, 2023 7:29 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Biden admin weighs ban on gas stoves
Replies: 47
Views: 2654

Re: Biden admin Ban gas stoves?

There are induction commercial ranges meant for restaurants, and they are increasingly popular with top chefs because they are faster, more responsive, efficient, and provide for a more comfortable and safer working environment. I have an induction burner and love it but it's not the same as gas. R...

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by jetwet1
Thu Jan 12, 2023 7:11 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: I now have home Internet service - security measures?
Replies: 20
Views: 1259

Re: I now have home Internet service - security measures?

As Win 7 is no longer supported I personally wouldn't be using it for anything on the net. As Alex says, as long as you are up to date on your Win 10 machine you are covered, the only thing I will say is whichever browser you are using make sure you have a good pop-up blocked installed.

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by jetwet1
Wed Jan 11, 2023 1:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FAA NOTAM Outage
Replies: 133
Views: 20470

Re: FAA NOTAM Outage

airhab15 wrote:
Have FAA tried turning it off and back on again?


I do wonder how long it would take to take the whole NOTOM system down and reboot. For my desktop at home it's seconds, but for these (much) older systems I would think the boot up time could stretch into the hours range.

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by jetwet1
Wed Jan 11, 2023 1:10 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Car dependency
Replies: 69
Views: 2686

Re: Car dependency

Just a quick request, if you are saying "in my city" etc, name the city, gives old folks like me an idea of where you are talking about. I live in Las Vegas, for many years we had a bus system that was centered on the Strip, good luck getting a bus anywhere else, that started to change a c...

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by jetwet1
Wed Jan 11, 2023 12:53 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why were US-China flights far more sustainable than US-India flights?
Replies: 14
Views: 2032

Re: Why were US-China flights far more sustainable than US-India flights?

Probably didn't hurt that the CH3 were dumping capacity into the China - US routes. There were times when it was cheaper for me to fly into Shanghai from the US than to fly a transcon in the US. Sub $2 rt in J and sub $500 rt in Y were common.

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by jetwet1
Wed Jan 11, 2023 12:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FAA NOTAM Outage
Replies: 133
Views: 20470

Re: FAA NOTAM Outage

cjg225 wrote:
airhab15 wrote:
Have FAA tried turning it off and back on again?

Or clear cookies and check TCP/IP settings.


The update from Windows 98 to ME seems to be going....Well.

Does anyone know how many new NOTAMS are added on average per day?

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by jetwet1
Wed Jan 11, 2023 8:03 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Biden admin weighs ban on gas stoves
Replies: 47
Views: 2654

Re: Biden admin Ban gas stoves?

https://www.theguardian.com/environment ... -pollution


Only after they are done playing with Medicare and social security.
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MaverickM11 wrote:
Conservatives are gonna gas themselves with NO2 and CO and give their kids asthma to own the libs now

https://www.theguardian.com/environment ... -pollution


Only after they are done playing with Medicare and social security.

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by jetwet1
Sat Jan 07, 2023 12:31 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Kevin McCarthy makes history... first in 100 years to fail Speaker vote
Replies: 276
Views: 13249

Re: Kevin McCarthy makes history... first in 100 years to fail Speaker vote

Guess it's time to go to court to demand a recount.

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by jetwet1
Sat Jan 07, 2023 12:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Courier parks van full of packages in front of AMS terminal building, flies off
Replies: 33
Views: 9223

Re: Courier parks van full of packages in front of AMS terminal building, flies off

Max Q wrote:
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LimaFoxTango wrote:
zuckie13 wrote:

There's just no stopping in a white zone.


The white zone is for loading and unloading, there's no stopping in the red zone.



There’s never been stopping in a white zone


Don't you tell me which zone is for loading and which zone is for unloading.

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by jetwet1
Fri Jan 06, 2023 7:31 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Kevin McCarthy makes history... first in 100 years to fail Speaker vote
Replies: 276
Views: 13249

Re: Kevin McCarthy makes history... first in 100 years to fail Speaker vote

M564038 wrote:
Why this talk of Liz Cheney?


Simple, the MAGA group ran her out of Congress, it would be a total middle finger to them to have her as speaker.

At this point the GOP is a joke.

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by jetwet1
Fri Jan 06, 2023 5:43 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: US pilot moving to the UK
Replies: 12
Views: 1941

Re: US pilot moving to the UK

Outsider question.

How senior does LHR bid for the US3 ?

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by jetwet1
Fri Jan 06, 2023 5:34 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Where to go on holiday from UK Feb 2023?
Replies: 14
Views: 1160

Re: Where to go on holiday from UK Feb 2023?

I have to say, we were in Marrakesh right before COVID hit, honestly it was one of those places I had no desire to go to, but the wife booked it.

I came away from there amazed, fantastic food, great people, great places to see and things to do.

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by jetwet1
Fri Jan 06, 2023 5:16 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Kevin McCarthy makes history... first in 100 years to fail Speaker vote
Replies: 276
Views: 13249

Re: Kevin McCarthy makes history... first in 100 years to fail Speaker vote

Strike 12 ?

What about one of the Dems gets sneaky and nominate Liz Cheney ?

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by jetwet1
Wed Jan 04, 2023 10:28 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Will Pakistan split up? TTP sets up rival government.
Replies: 5
Views: 807

Re: Will Pakistan split up? TTP sets up rival government.

Just what the world needs, a Talinan with nukes.

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by jetwet1
Tue Jan 03, 2023 5:37 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Cheques/checks - do they still exist where you are? If so, how widely are they used?
Replies: 82
Views: 2546

Re: Cheques/checks - do they still exist where you are? If so, how widely are they used?

We still use them in the casino business, far easier that cash for large jackpots.

In personal use, maybe one a year.

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by jetwet1
Tue Jan 03, 2023 5:35 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: NFL Damar Hamlin suffered critical injury
Replies: 42
Views: 2350

Re: NFL Damar Hamlin suffered critical injury

IMO cardiac arrest from the hit to the chest. From what I heard he is intubated now. Not good. I think the fact he got up for a couple of seconds before he collpased would rule out spinal damage. Yes, there was a doctor on TV who said the same thing. It looked too sudden to be anything other than c...

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by jetwet1
Sat Dec 31, 2022 3:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MH370 trunnion door found off Madagascar
Replies: 77
Views: 22557

Re: MH370 trunnion door found off Madagascar

It will never not blow my mind that a 777 has simply vanished and no one can find it. Just insane. As anyone who has sailed a boat across an ocean will tell you, at some point you realize that you are days away from land and unless you are in a shipping lane you may go days without seeing another b...

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by jetwet1
Fri Dec 30, 2022 4:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MH370 trunnion door found off Madagascar
Replies: 77
Views: 22557

Re: MH370 trunnion door found off Madagascar

Make that north west, not South West....

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by jetwet1
Fri Dec 30, 2022 4:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MH370 trunnion door found off Madagascar
Replies: 77
Views: 22557

Re: MH370 trunnion door found off Madagascar

I think its a good bet that no one would have seen it crash. Its in the middle of the Indian ocean at night or very early morning and odds are there aren't any boats out there who would have seen it. The plane was still in the air when the search and rescue mission started, and if it was suicide (l...

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by jetwet1
Thu Dec 29, 2022 8:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MH370 trunnion door found off Madagascar
Replies: 77
Views: 22557

Re: MH370 trunnion door found off Madagascar

My question is, if this was indeed a deliberate suicide-mass murder case, then wouldn't extending the gear create a lot of parasitic drag? I mean, a popular part of this theory highlights that the captain tried to glide the plane an extra 100nm or so so it would be even harder to find. However, wit...

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by jetwet1
Thu Dec 29, 2022 8:11 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Pele has passed away
Replies: 10
Views: 968

Re: Pele has passed away

Truly a loss, a man/player that showed the world a different way to play the beautiful game.

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by jetwet1
Sun Dec 25, 2022 8:58 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Migrants dropped off at VP Residence Xmas Eve
Replies: 74
Views: 4013

Re: Migrants dropped off at VP Residence Xmas Eve

Seriously, this is like being back in junior school, wtf is wrong with people.

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by jetwet1
Fri Dec 23, 2022 10:15 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Storms Across the United States
Replies: 38
Views: 2726

Re: Storms Across the United States

https://weather.com/maps/current-wind-chill


Glad I am that 48 number in southern Nevada!


Yep, we will be suffering with temps in the mid 60's this Christmas.
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NIKV69 wrote:
DIRECTFLT wrote:


Glad I am that 48 number in southern Nevada!


Yep, we will be suffering with temps in the mid 60's this Christmas.

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by jetwet1
Thu Dec 22, 2022 10:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Fiji Airways US Expansion
Replies: 90
Views: 11514

Re: Fiji Airways US Expansion

When I was flying to Fiji back in 2019 it was almost like it had been rediscovered by Americans. I had friends who were talking about the islands every chance they had. I'm sure shows like Survivor and the eco challenge had something to do with that. But part of it was also, it was somewhere differe...

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by jetwet1
Thu Dec 22, 2022 8:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Fiji Airways US Expansion
Replies: 90
Views: 11514

Re: Fiji Airways US Expansion

I did not want to fly their A330/product (then) that far over open water, but the A350 option would be more compelling. Why not the A330, if I may ask, considering they are both twin-engine aircraft? Upfront it was 2-2-2 seating with angled layflats, it's now 1-2-1 with full layflats. Economy as fa...

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by jetwet1
Wed Dec 21, 2022 7:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Fiji Airways US Expansion
Replies: 90
Views: 11514

Re: Fiji Airways US Expansion

I would have guessed maybe LAS? So many Pacific islander people living in Las Vegas. Also Mexico City would have been another Latin American destination I would have thought they would consider since it is the busiest airport in Latin America. No, LAS is the 9th island, we have Hawaiians, not fijia...

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by jetwet1
Wed Dec 21, 2022 2:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Fiji Airways US Expansion
Replies: 90
Views: 11514

Re: Fiji Airways US Expansion

How about LAS? I don't think so, I cannot see enough demand on the Vegas end and the Fiji end don't have the income. There would be demand from Australia & NZ for Vegas, but probably 2 or 3 x weekly, not daily. A lot of people do Vegas as part of a wider US trip, but there are quite a few ruste...

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by jetwet1
Wed Dec 21, 2022 12:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Fiji Airways US Expansion
Replies: 90
Views: 11514

Re: Fiji Airways US Expansion

How about LAS? I don't think so, I cannot see enough demand on the Vegas end and the Fiji end don't have the income. I did a few trips there in 2019 kicking the tires on a resort, loved FJ, loved the people of Fiji, in fact if given the choice I would take Fiji over Tahiti every time, but they do n...

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by jetwet1
Wed Dec 21, 2022 11:08 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump Digital Trading Cards
Replies: 59
Views: 3302

Re: Trump Digital Trading Cards

https://www.independent.co.uk/news/worl ... 48361.html
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Just when you thought it was over, Trump is now being accused of plagiarism, the images on the cards were owned by others with Trump's head photoshopped on to them.

https://www.independent.co.uk/news/worl ... 48361.html

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by jetwet1
Tue Dec 20, 2022 8:31 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: 2023 trip to the Philippines ?
Replies: 15
Views: 1259

Re: 2023 trip to the Philippines ?

Go out of MIA on QR, TK or EK. You're looking around $1500 each.

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by jetwet1
Tue Dec 20, 2022 8:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Wolf’s Fang Runway in Antarctica
Replies: 23
Views: 5508

Re: Wolf’s Fang Runway in Antarctica

I know Jeb, straight up nice guy and huge aviation fan. Scott from Sanspotter is another good guy (only talked to him online) and he does fly back in cattle class.

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by jetwet1
Tue Dec 20, 2022 7:08 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Oregon Gov Commutes death sentences.
Replies: 120
Views: 5630

Re: Oregon Gov Commutes death sentences.

The bible teaches "an eye for an eye" hence the death penalty is the ultimate justice for the victims family Some victim families don’t want that. Also our laws are secular, not biblical. Reminds me of the classic line in the movies while the gavel drops the sentencing judge always mutter...

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