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by jetwet1
Sat Oct 16, 2021 3:14 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Olio of advice on used-car-buying
Replies: 18
Views: 612

Re: Olio of advice on used-car-buying

I'm looking at possibly buying a used car to replace my battered Corolla. I ain't bought no used car before so I don't even know what my questions are. Apparently you're supposed to kick the tires but I don't know what's supposed to happen in response. I have AAA Plus membership, in case anyone was...

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by jetwet1
Tue Oct 12, 2021 4:04 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: John Gruden 'resigns' as NFL Raiders head coach over old offensive e-mails
Replies: 43
Views: 1844

Re: John Gruden 'resigns' as NFL Raiders head coach over old offensive e-mails

Gruden was a great coach but this is just very poor judgment - it makes zero sense to talk about people in racial terms that way, especially when so many colleagues are of that race. Mind-bogglingly stupid. He took over a team with a fantastic defense built by Tony Dungy, I've never been that impre...

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by jetwet1
Mon Oct 11, 2021 7:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SQ (Singapore Airlines) Launching SIN-YVR-SEA
Replies: 60
Views: 11450

Re: SQ (Singapore Airlines) Launching SIN-YVR

SQ will also announce a new route to Europe. Very much the same type of destination as YVR. Oh come now - don't leave us hanging like that ! You mean a ski gateway like Geneva ? A cosmopolitan city like Berlin ? a seaside but cool climate city like Stockholm?? Oslo? Blackpool ? As mentioned above, ...

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by jetwet1
Mon Oct 04, 2021 10:25 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: American Airlines Phoenix Pilot Base
Replies: 14
Views: 1566

Re: American Airlines Phoenix Pilot Base

.... ...... Once upon, PHX was a 747 base...... American Airlines? Or America West? I know America West during the time of their questionable foray into the wide body market with three 747s in the early 90's, based their pilots in PHX. You're right with America West, used them for the PHX-Hawaii fl...

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by jetwet1
Sat Oct 02, 2021 9:12 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: America - Not A 'Serious' Nation, Part Deux
Replies: 38
Views: 1868

Re: America - Not A 'Serious' Nation, Part Deux

Jump on YouTube, search for "Sovereign Citizen police stop".

There are a large number of people who think they know the law and end up surprised when reality runs up and punches them in the face.

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by jetwet1
Sat Oct 02, 2021 8:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airline Employee Covid Vaccination Rates
Replies: 226
Views: 24322

Re: Airline Employee Covid Vaccination Rates

You're missing the big point, health care expense, last year and to a point this year the Fed has been picking up the bulk of the Covid costs, next year it's on the companies. Starting Jan 1st my company is offering all employees the choice, be vaccinated and covered or be unvaccinated, have mandato...

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by jetwet1
Sat Oct 02, 2021 6:32 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: CITGO is Top Tier gasoline?
Replies: 39
Views: 1789

Re: CITGO is Top Tier gasoline?

Tugger wrote:
NIKV69 wrote:
Costco up there too was a surprise.

Costco gas is great (except for the lines during the day), only stuff I get.

Tugg


Costco really isn't its own blend, they just buy in huge amounts from regional suppliers, in Vegas right now it's Chevron, at the start of the year it was Shell.

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by jetwet1
Tue Sep 28, 2021 9:21 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: CITGO is Top Tier gasoline?
Replies: 39
Views: 1789

Re: CITGO is Top Tier gasoline?

What does any of this crap mean, anyway? Good question, gas = gas. Or are there different standards in the US? Yes, there are different standards, it's all down to the number and amount of detergents in the gas. To be licensed as "Top Tier" the gas has to meet these standards which CITGO ...

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by jetwet1
Tue Sep 28, 2021 8:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why hasn't AA or Delta taken a real swing at SJC?
Replies: 95
Views: 10257

Re: Why hasn't AA or Delta taken a real swing at SJC?

AA has tried to build a hub there a couple of times, each time drawing it back down. I agree that logically it should be able to support more than it does, but it doesn't seem to be the case.

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by jetwet1
Mon Sep 27, 2021 3:17 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Favorite SSD
Replies: 21
Views: 1354

Re: Favorite SSD

Samsung 980 pro or WD SN 850, you really can't go wrong with either of them. Of course, if your motherboard doesn't support PCIe 4.0, no point in buying a PCIe 4.0 SSD since it will run at PCIe 3.0 speeds. True, but that's not what you asked, a bit like asking what your favorite suit is, me answer ...

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by jetwet1
Mon Sep 27, 2021 1:29 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Favorite SSD
Replies: 21
Views: 1354

Re: Favorite SSD

Samsung 980 pro or WD SN 850, you really can't go wrong with either of them.

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by jetwet1
Tue Sep 21, 2021 12:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airports That Have Suffered From Improved Road / Rail Infrastructure
Replies: 46
Views: 5444

Re: Airports That Have Suffered From Improved Road / Rail Infrastructure

Maybe someone will know, but back in 2018/19 I was doing a lot of Venice - Florence - Rome trips via the fantastic rail system, before the advent of HSR there, were there a lot of flights ?

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by jetwet1
Tue Sep 21, 2021 6:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American 737-800 Retrojet
Replies: 7
Views: 2323

Re: American 737-800 Retrojet

Aptivaboy wrote:
A gent I know who flies 737s for American got to fly the Retrojet down to Mexico City a week or two ago. He was, to put it mildly, STOKED.


We were flying through DFW last month and it showed up at the gate next to ours. The airline geek in me went on full display, it really does look good.

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by jetwet1
Thu Sep 16, 2021 8:41 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Boeing 767 - Who’s have you flown?
Replies: 79
Views: 3548

Re: Boeing 767 - Who’s have you flown?

jetwet1 wrote:
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Oh heck, forgot CO and my only time on a 764.

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by jetwet1
Thu Sep 16, 2021 8:03 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Boeing 767 - Who’s have you flown?
Replies: 79
Views: 3548

Re: Boeing 767 - Who’s have you flown?

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by jetwet1
Thu Sep 16, 2021 4:07 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Arizona Election Audit
Replies: 141
Views: 13443

Re: Arizona Election Audit

Interesting update while we wait for the severely delayed and expensive 3rd party audit of Arizona's election https://news.yahoo.com/arizona-supreme-court-denies-state-014400043.html The court declined to overrule lower court decisions affirming the Senate's responsibility under state law to provid...

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by jetwet1
Sat Sep 11, 2021 2:33 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The State of Global Terror 20 Years After 9/11
Replies: 23
Views: 1378

Re: The State of Global Terror 20 Years After 9/11

The one glaring issue to me is, we (The US and allies) did a great job of killing Joe terrorist, but never seemed to get around to the people that financed Joe and his pals. A great job? The US has created in the Middle East a perfect storm and breeding ground for terrorists. Allies were drawn into...

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by jetwet1
Sat Sep 11, 2021 3:40 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The State of Global Terror 20 Years After 9/11
Replies: 23
Views: 1378

Re: The State of Global Terror 20 Years After 9/11

The one glaring issue to me is, we (The US and allies) did a great job of killing Joe terrorist, but never seemed to get around to the people that financed Joe and his pals. If some middle eastern money men suddenly started dropping dead from the odd stray bullet we could have come close to the same...

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by jetwet1
Thu Sep 09, 2021 11:29 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Returning from South Africa with Global Entry
Replies: 3
Views: 490

Re: Returning from South Africa with Global Entry

Shouldn't be an issue, I came through LAX 2 weeks ago using GE and made it from plane to outside in 20 minutes, There is always a chance you will get pulled, but that's an every time thing.

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by jetwet1
Tue Sep 07, 2021 3:45 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Sunwing 737 Runway 28 Landing at SXM on video
Replies: 58
Views: 10531

Re: Sunwing 737 Runway 28 Landing at SXM on video

737maxxx wrote:
Hey guys,

I was the skipper on that flight.



You have not answered the most important question though, are you a French Canadian ?

But seriously, having spent a good deal of time camped out at Maho, I can't think of a time where I have seen anything land on 28, let alone a 737.

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by jetwet1
Mon Sep 06, 2021 7:25 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Corsair 747 Classic St Maarten
Replies: 3
Views: 498

Re: Corsair 747 Classic St Maarten

The last classic was retired in 2007

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by jetwet1
Sun Sep 05, 2021 4:39 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Cruise Ship/Ocean Liner Thread -2021
Replies: 361
Views: 44752

Re: Cruise Ship/Ocean Liner Thread -2021

Thanks for sharing about your cruise! Beautiful ship and pictures. Doesn’t look like too many people - how full would you say the ship is if you had to guess? I’m going on the Allure of the Seas soon. Wish they’d just give us the covid test at the dock like you instead of having to get one on our o...

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by jetwet1
Thu Sep 02, 2021 2:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Las Vegas Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 6
Views: 1479

Re: Las Vegas Aviation Thread

In June of 2021 the FAA switched the name to Harry Reid, various websites have slowly been changing to follow suit.

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by jetwet1
Tue Aug 31, 2021 5:29 am
Forum: Photography Feedback
Topic: The most 747s in a single photo
Replies: 23
Views: 6174

Re: The most 747s in a single photo

ContinentalEWR wrote:
A lineup of BA 747s at T4 in that terminal's heyday as the heart of BA long haul.


That was my first thought as well.

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by jetwet1
Tue Aug 24, 2021 1:39 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Amtrak Plans - Aviation Impact
Replies: 37
Views: 2035

Re: Amtrack Plans - Aviation Impact

The train is only a threat on short corridor hops that have a downtown to downtown time of under 3 hours. Short hop: Airport 1 hour before Flight 1 hour Deplaning/exiting airport 15 min Airport to downtown Chicago 45 min Total travel time: 3 hours, productive time: about 30 min in flight Train: 3 H...

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by jetwet1
Tue Aug 24, 2021 1:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Air Routes & Organ Transplants
Replies: 11
Views: 1854

Re: NEW AIR ROUTES & ORGAN TRANSPLANTS

Out of interest, how does it work currently with organs, are they carried as cargo or do they fly with a courier ? In which case is there some sort of agreement in place with the airlines ? ie the hospital calls and says we need a seat on flight XXX There was talk here in Vegas about setting up a dr...

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by jetwet1
Sun Aug 22, 2021 5:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DC-10/MD10 Orbis Flying Hospital
Replies: 8
Views: 2976

Re: DC-10/MD10 Orbis Flying Hospital

If I am remembering correctly, FedEx donated the plane, they also provide a lot of the maintenance.

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by jetwet1
Sun Aug 22, 2021 1:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Question about whether Sands 747SP was damaged at Lake Charles
Replies: 56
Views: 21753

Re: Question about whether Sands 747SP was damaged at Lake Charles

Why couldn’t Sheldon Adelson afford to pay Boeing to repair VQ-BMS? Because he is dead ? From the pictures, it was going to be scrapped, way to much damage to be economically repaired. Sands is very private about their aircraft, heck up thread, I called a VP at Las Vegas Sands and got a BS answer, ...

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by jetwet1
Fri Aug 20, 2021 1:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: QR792 Aug 17 diverted to memphis
Replies: 22
Views: 6018

Re: QR792 Aug 17 diverted to memphis

I would hope QR has any connections rebooked, wait times at DFW have been horrendous.

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by jetwet1
Thu Aug 19, 2021 2:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA: Possible seatback entertainment return.
Replies: 144
Views: 21476

Re: AA: Possible seatback entertainment return.

Time it, being in English and Spanish it was insane, as I've been saying, I like the AA wireless system and with the exception of AA leaving my luggage in Dallas (despite the 3 hour delay) service was great.

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by jetwet1
Thu Aug 19, 2021 1:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA: Possible seatback entertainment return.
Replies: 144
Views: 21476

Re: AA: Possible seatback entertainment return.

Well, I just got off an AA flight (on a 321s) that had the Thales seatback system. While the system itself was fine, the immediate advantage of the wireless system was not having to sit through 20 minutes of Hyatt, AA Barclay card, more Hyatt, AA cleaning, more Hyatt, the same AA cleaning video, the...

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by jetwet1
Wed Aug 18, 2021 6:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Facing Summer Cancellations and Crewing Issues
Replies: 291
Views: 62295

Re: AA Facing Summer Cancellations and Crewing Issues

My dad was supposed to fly LGA-DFW yesterday afternoon, which was cancelled, and then they re-routed him LGA-MIA-DFW. He gets to MIA and then they cancelled the MIA-DFW flight. They overnighted him, and now, they're having to re-route him through MCO, to get from MIA to DFW. He was supposed to fly ...

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by jetwet1
Sun Aug 15, 2021 12:37 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Shortest lived hubs
Replies: 26
Views: 2918

Re: Shortest lived hubs

TWA -SJU

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by jetwet1
Fri Aug 13, 2021 1:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Officially Launching LHR/LGW
Replies: 286
Views: 55675

Re: JetBlue Officially Launching LHR/LGW

NYC-LON 5x next year is a pipe dream and not going to happen. Where is this demand going to come from? Jeremy If the US borders open up B6 will have no issues filling 5 321's a day, even up front they should be able to get good yields just based on their own FF pool. They now have access to all the...

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by jetwet1
Fri Aug 13, 2021 2:33 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: History of access to LHR
Replies: 4
Views: 616

Re: History of access to LHR

It was 2 carriers from each country, not really lopsided.

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by jetwet1
Thu Aug 12, 2021 2:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FAA using memes, humor in public service ads to curb unrurly behaviors
Replies: 25
Views: 2993

Re: FAA using memes, humor in public service ads to curb unrurly behaviors

https://www.cnbc.com/2021/07/06/disputes-over-mask-mandates-comprise-75percent-of-faas-unruly-passenger-complaints-on-planes-.html Or how about, you know the rules before you bought the ticket, suck it up and follow them because acting out on plane is only going to end one way, if you can't do that...

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by jetwet1
Mon Aug 09, 2021 12:10 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Messi going to PSG
Replies: 60
Views: 3000

Re: Messi to leave FC Barcelona

But even for the clubs owned by people or institutions with bottomless pockets, the Financial Fair Play rules will have a deep impact, as they will simply not be allowed to pump endless sums of money into the clubs to balance the budget, having blown the budget to smithereens by saddling it with gr...

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by jetwet1
Mon Aug 09, 2021 12:03 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Messi going to PSG
Replies: 60
Views: 3000

Re: Messi to leave FC Barcelona

Mesi may get a surprise reality check, he is now 34, I don't see teams stepping up to pay what he wants at his age, I am not sure about that. While he us getting up there in age, he is still very good. Besides, the revenue in messi merchandise would probably be enough to cover salaries. First, I'm ...

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by jetwet1
Sun Aug 08, 2021 3:26 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Messi going to PSG
Replies: 60
Views: 3000

Re: Messi to leave FC Barcelona

PSG it is.

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by jetwet1
Sun Aug 08, 2021 7:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA: Possible seatback entertainment return.
Replies: 144
Views: 21476

Re: AA: Possible seatback entertainment return.

miaami wrote:
ikramerica wrote:
I was just on a 77W MIA-LAX where the wifi was broken. But there were IFE screens to fall back on.


Streaming AA Entertainment is not available on Widebodies with Panasonic Internet. They have seatback video screens to watch movies and TV shows



He's referring to the inflight wifi, but yeah.

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by jetwet1
Sat Aug 07, 2021 7:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: AA planning eventual successor, Parker successor planning in work.
Replies: 49
Views: 11121

Re: Updated: AA planning eventual successor, Parker successor planning in work.

Is this because they took out the PTVs on some of the narrowbodies, which virtually no one uses anymore, add weight, were bought before everyone could use their own devices gate to gate, and before personal devices were as powerful as they are today? Or is this because they are harmonizing the 738s...

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by jetwet1
Fri Aug 06, 2021 7:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Atlantic News and Discussion Thread - 2021
Replies: 229
Views: 49235

Re: Virgin Atlantic News and Discussion Thread - 2021

crownvic wrote:
with 6 747's right up to the end on the ramp sametime, I would think KMCO would be on the list soon.


Yeah, MCO and LAS should be back pretty quickly once the borders open up.

No LAX is a bit of a strange one, but right now VS will have a lot more info than we can guess at.

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by jetwet1
Fri Aug 06, 2021 3:52 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Messi going to PSG
Replies: 60
Views: 3000

Re: Messi to leave FC Barcelona

Sidebar: Keep in mind I'm a Villa fan, but there's something I just don't get about the EPL. Why are the "smaller" teams always unloading their best players to the big boy clubs? You have a once is a lifetime talent in Grealish and now you're sending him over to Man City so they can furth...

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by jetwet1
Fri Aug 06, 2021 1:11 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Messi going to PSG
Replies: 60
Views: 3000

Re: Messi to leave FC Barcelona

https://www.espn.com/soccer/barcelona-espbarcelona/story/4446414/lionel-messi-to-leave-barcelona-argentina-captain-wont-sign-new-contract Wow. I did not see this coming. I'm wondering if Manchester City are starting to regret their $100 million pound deal for Grealish just as Messi becomes availabl...

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by jetwet1
Fri Aug 06, 2021 12:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta restarts ATL-VCE today Aug 5th, 2021
Replies: 6
Views: 2899

Re: Delta restarts ATL-VCE today Aug 5th, 2021

Isn't this really late to start a summer seasonal route? They have missed all summer! EDIT: Maybe due to COVID restrictions it wasn't feasible to operate the flight earlier this summer? Italy eased its restrictions for vaccinated Americans in late June. The VCE routes sustained cruise traffic (pre-...

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by jetwet1
Fri Aug 06, 2021 2:17 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Lounge access for AA domestic F pax to Hawaii
Replies: 8
Views: 1011

Re: Lounge access for AA domestic F pax to Hawaii

BangersAndMash wrote:
Interesting bit of news. AA adding lounge access for F pax on Hawaii flights.

https://onemileatatime.com/news/american-airlines-lounge-access-hawaii/


It would be nice if they (and DL/UA) added it for caribbean flights as well.

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by jetwet1
Wed Aug 04, 2021 2:16 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: "Stand Your Ground" Test in Miami: Attempted ATM Robbery
Replies: 61
Views: 7926

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

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 agree with you, however, try finding 12 people in that community that would convict him, reality sadly is I (and it looks like the prosecutor) don'...

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by jetwet1
Tue Aug 03, 2021 12:50 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Longest commercial flight record
Replies: 30
Views: 4052

Re: Longest commercial flight record

As the OP asked for the longest scheduled commercial flight by time, I would say 71 hours by the Graf Zeppelin is going to be hard to beat.

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by jetwet1
Sun Aug 01, 2021 10:34 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Any airliners you boarded by means of mobile airstairs?
Replies: 42
Views: 2051

Re: Any airliners you boarded by means of mobile airstairs?

Most common for me would be WN 737's through BUR, most memorable would be a VS 744 at LHR.

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by jetwet1
Fri Jul 30, 2021 4:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA: Possible seatback entertainment return.
Replies: 144
Views: 21476

Re: AA: Possible seatback entertainment return.

I don’t get it. I’ve flown Alaska my entire life and they never had in seat entertainment. Ever. But for the better part of a decade now Alaska has streamed movies directly to my phone or iPad for free. Why would any airline not go the wireless route combined with power at every seat is beyond me. ...

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