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by jetwet1
Sun May 22, 2022 9:35 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Previous Travel History
Replies: 11
Views: 456

Re: Previous Travel History

Which airlines did you fly and do you have FF accounts with them ?

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by jetwet1
Sun May 22, 2022 9:34 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Indian couple sue son for not giving them grandchildren
Replies: 11
Views: 646

Re: Indian couple sue son for not giving them grandchildren

To the first part, there are plenty of non Indian mothers who try to pressure their kids into giving them grandchildren.

To the second part, I totally agree, but again not just in India.

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by jetwet1
Sun May 22, 2022 9:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sign stunt on approach to LGW.
Replies: 4
Views: 2744

Re: Sign stunt on approach to LGW.

https://aviationhumor.net/this-guy-is-a-genius-troll/

But yeah, may have been better with "Welcome to Paris"
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davidjohnson6 wrote:
The joke becomes rather less effective if it ends up on the BBC news website and everyone gets to know about it


I don't know, there is this : https://aviationhumor.net/this-guy-is-a-genius-troll/

But yeah, may have been better with "Welcome to Paris"

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by jetwet1
Wed May 18, 2022 10:14 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Mass shootings in Texas and NC
Replies: 31
Views: 1341

Re: Mass shootings in Texas and NC

Its unfortunate. RIP to all. You missed the 33 shot and 5 killed in Chicago because of mass shootings too https://abc7chicago.com/chicago-shooting-weekend-violence-crime-police/11855997/ Yep, Illinois, the state with the 8th highest gun homicide rate, 6.5 per 100k people, not good enough, they need...

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by jetwet1
Sun May 15, 2022 2:03 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Water Wars & Mega Droughts in the US Southwest
Replies: 55
Views: 2172

Re: Water Wars & Mega Droughts in the US Southwest

From what I vaguely remember, 1 days fliw of the Columbia breaks the draught. Feeding the water into Powell and Mead allows it to be stored for future use, but before that, California and to a degree Arizona need to take a hard look at their use age. That sounds like a logical solution, assuming he...

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by jetwet1
Sat May 14, 2022 1:42 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Water Wars & Mega Droughts in the US Southwest
Replies: 55
Views: 2172

Re: Water Wars & Mega Droughts in the US Southwest

The problem with that is, once the water flows unused out of the LA area its gone. Better to pipe it across land (mostly federal once you hit Nevada) and let it flow into Powell or Mead. From what I vaguely remember, 1 days fliw of the Columbia breaks the draught. Feeding the water into Powell and M...

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by jetwet1
Fri May 13, 2022 4:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airline Satisfaction Survey
Replies: 33
Views: 3371

Re: Airline Satisfaction Survey

Interpreting the results is simple. It's based on expectations. B6 has the highest ranked F/J class because their customers generally expect less from an LCC. Meanwhile, DL premium customers, for example, expect more from a legacy carrier and will score them more strictly. Maybe JD power should inc...

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by jetwet1
Thu May 12, 2022 11:20 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your shortest flight on a widebody and longest flight on a narrowbody
Replies: 152
Views: 15437

Re: Your shortest flight on a widebody and longest flight on a narrowbody

Shortest widebody LHR-CDG AF 380 216 miles

Longest Narrowbody LHR-UVF BA 707 4217 miles

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by jetwet1
Thu May 12, 2022 5:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA in big management shake up.
Replies: 28
Views: 7725

Re: BA in big management shake up.

As we seem to be in full "let's kick BA for being stupid" mode. 9 people flying LAX-LHR-AMS. PRG-LHR-LAX 4 in first, 5 in club BA cancels the LHR-AMS segment, offers us a different flight, my assistant points out that flight leaves 25 minutes before we are due to land at LHR, so chances ar...

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by jetwet1
Thu May 12, 2022 4:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airline Satisfaction Survey
Replies: 33
Views: 3371

Re: Airline Satisfaction Survey

Interpreting the results is simple. It's based on expectations. B6 has the highest ranked F/J class because their customers generally expect less from an LCC. Meanwhile, DL premium customers, for example, expect more from a legacy carrier and will score them more strictly. Maybe JD power should inc...

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by jetwet1
Wed May 11, 2022 1:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA in big management shake up.
Replies: 28
Views: 7725

Re: BA in big management shake up.

Noshow wrote:
They have had to face Brexit, EU majority ownership requirements, Covid and Heathrow troubles and long range international travel being weak, their core business.


And yet, their customer service issues are self inflicted.

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by jetwet1
Sun May 08, 2022 7:45 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Supreme Court is preparing to overturn abortion rights, draft opinion shows
Replies: 778
Views: 25039

Re: Supreme Court is preparing to overturn abortion rights, draft opinion shows

Let's face facts folks.

This is a subject that no matter how much you try, you will not be able to change a person's mind, give up now.

The November elections are going to hang on this.

Whoever leaked this is in a world of trouble.

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by jetwet1
Sat May 07, 2022 8:46 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Bugatti Chiron driving 417 kph on the Autobahn
Replies: 66
Views: 7149

Re: Bugatti Chiron driving 417 kph on the Autobahn

If I had a Bugatti, I would do the same ;-). Certainly in Germany, only a 20minutes drive at those speeds :lol: Never have driven faster than 227km/h on the autobahn. Although driving a 15y/o Fiat Tipo at 155km/h downhill was by far more dangerous. I wonder how long the fuel tank would last? 20 min...

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by jetwet1
Thu May 05, 2022 8:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus to increase A320 production to 75 aircraft a month
Replies: 56
Views: 9366

Re: Airbus to increase A320 production to 75 aircraft a month

Wow.... imagine 800+ deliveries a year of just one family of aircraft (by 2025, effectively A320/A321). (11months * 75 = 825). Here's something for a trivia buff to work out. What was the first year that saw the delivery of 800 commercial passenger aircraft total. Could also identify prop vs jet 80...

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by jetwet1
Wed May 04, 2022 4:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue bids 3.6B for Spirit
Replies: 992
Views: 152499

Re: JetBlue bids 3.6B for Spirit

Following the financial sector today, there is a lot of talk suggesting that the SPIRIT board might have not negotiated in good faith on behalf of the shareholders. It's also being speculated that the shareholders may decide to go against the board. I have a feeling this is going to get very intere...

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by jetwet1
Tue May 03, 2022 8:31 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Supreme Court is preparing to overturn abortion rights, draft opinion shows
Replies: 778
Views: 25039

Re: Supreme Court is preparing to overturn abortion rights, draft opinion shows

Well this will make for an interesting midterm. With close to 70% of the population in favor of Roe v Wade it seems on the surface that this will cause a backlash, saving the Democrats from a substantial loss of seats. But as US politics has shown time and again, if people don't vote, they get to li...

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by jetwet1
Sat Apr 30, 2022 4:47 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Marriott Ambassador versus Hilton Diamond
Replies: 2
Views: 597

Re: Marriott Ambassador versus Hilton Diamond

Much like the airline programs, and heck the airlines, it's the same no matter which program and hotel groups you go with. Right now my travels are focusing on the South Pacific, my first trip to 3 islands had me staying at 1 intercontinental and 2 Hilton's. Intercontinental was by far the best (and...

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by jetwet1
Thu Apr 28, 2022 12:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hawaiian Partners With Elon Musk's SpaceX Co. To Offer Free Inflight WIFI
Replies: 26
Views: 3593

Re: Hawaiian Partners With Elon Musk's SpaceX Co. To Offer Free Inflight WIFI

Just where is Starlink at as far as FAA certification of the antenna required for mounting on the 'roof' of the fuselage? I'm wondering why they are both a bit vague about a start date. <bitching comment> It will probably come down to Star link (no existent) customer service turn around speeds, I'v...

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by jetwet1
Wed Apr 27, 2022 8:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BEA : EgyptAir MS804 crash caused by pilot smoking
Replies: 62
Views: 15421

Re: BEA : EgyptAir MS804 crash caused by pilot smoking

Theseus wrote:
Are pilots allowed to smoke in flight ? I may be naive, but I thought that the time of smoking on board of any passenger aircraft (as passenger or crew) was long over.


Yes, though each airline can make a policy against it.

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by jetwet1
Mon Apr 25, 2022 1:37 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Does Swiss Upgrade if Y is Oversold
Replies: 2
Views: 830

Re: DOES SWISS UPGRADE IF Y IS OVERSOLD

They will upgrade, but, they are very much fixed to the status levels.

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by jetwet1
Mon Apr 25, 2022 3:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2022
Replies: 211
Views: 29152

Re: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2022

Here is the update that was presented to the Phoenix Aviation Advisory Board last week: https://www.skyharbor.com/docs/default-source/pdfs/rio-salado-project/paab-april-2022---ted-update---jdf5.pdf?sfvrsn=58a26189_2 Here is the full letter from the FAA to the City of Tempe: https://www.skyharbor.co...

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by jetwet1
Fri Apr 22, 2022 11:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What Happened to Celebrities and Rich people's Aircraft when they passed?
Replies: 25
Views: 5425

Re: What Happened to Celebrities and Rich people's Aircraft when they passed?

Elvis' JetStar and Convair are both on display at his Graceland estate and can be toured. Likewise Wayne Newton's F28 is (or at least was) on display at his Casa de Shenandoah estate in Las Vegas which people can tour. Wayne sold Shenandoah back in 2019. It's back on the market if you have a spare ...

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by jetwet1
Wed Apr 20, 2022 1:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What Happened to Celebrities and Rich people's Aircraft when they passed?
Replies: 25
Views: 5425

Re: What Happened to Celebrities and Rich people's Aircraft when they passed?

Elvis' JetStar and Convair are both on display at his Graceland estate and can be toured. Likewise Wayne Newton's F28 is (or at least was) on display at his Casa de Shenandoah estate in Las Vegas which people can tour. Wayne sold Shenandoah back in 2019. It's back on the market if you have a spare ...

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by jetwet1
Sat Apr 16, 2022 5:48 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: American Airlines On board Safety Procedure
Replies: 14
Views: 2532

Re: American Airlines On board Safety Procedure

shamrock137 wrote:
Woodreau wrote:
NK just instituted all windows shades being open after the ACY rejected takeoff incident.


What was the reasoning?


The $1 window shade opening fee ?

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by jetwet1
Mon Apr 04, 2022 1:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Condor launch new livery
Replies: 271
Views: 33293

Re: Condor launch new livery

That is the work of an evil genius, love it or hate it, people will look at for sure.

Much like the current Spirit paint scheme, I'm not a fan of it, but it will stand out.

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by jetwet1
Sun Apr 03, 2022 5:12 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump's Truth Social App Taking A Spectacular Nosedive
Replies: 44
Views: 3572

Re: Trump's Truth Social App Taking A Spectacular Nosedive

I’m not surprised. Any new startup in this field will have a hard time especially if it is supposed to attract only a specific group of people. Trump being Trump doesn’t help much either here. I’ll also say that liberals are much better at creating echo chambers for some reason. Have you not seen t...

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by jetwet1
Fri Apr 01, 2022 8:17 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Pilot caught taking pics of FA
Replies: 297
Views: 26422

Re: Pilot caught taking pics of FA

That's even worse: he could be charged for criminal actions. I'm asking this seriously: what state or federal law do you think he violated? And if he did, would the person filming him, who recorded the same backside and then posted it on Twitter, also have committed an illegal act? I just can't thi...

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by jetwet1
Sat Mar 26, 2022 6:56 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Janet - America's secret airline the government doesn't want you to know about
Replies: 27
Views: 7946

Re: Janet - America's secret airline the government doesn't want you to know about

LCDFlight wrote:
Do they fly to Dugway also? Just asking if they go to a variety of destinations, or just the one. Allegedly.


They will fly anywhere. If there is a need to fly people between say Tonopha and Dugway they will do it.

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by jetwet1
Sat Mar 26, 2022 6:41 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Janet - America's secret airline the government doesn't want you to know about
Replies: 27
Views: 7946

Re: Janet - America's secret airline the government doesn't want you to know about

If the government was really trying to keep Janet a secret, it would fly out of Nellis. The current location isn't exactly well hidden.

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by jetwet1
Sat Mar 26, 2022 6:37 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: bankruptcies in the auto market
Replies: 89
Views: 5131

Re: bankruptcies in the auto market

There are going to be plenty of car makers going out of business over the next decade, 99% of them will be start ups trying to break into the EV market. Without the dealer and (in many ways more important) service network they will struggle . I've been having a debate with coworkers over the reboot ...

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by jetwet1
Sat Mar 26, 2022 6:06 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 2022 F1 Season News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 169
Views: 14236

Re: 2022 F1 Season News and Discussion Thread

I would actually be interested in seeing the Kingdom stopping a group of F1 drivers from leaving. It may finally open some eyes , though it would be the last F1 race held there for a long time.

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by jetwet1
Tue Mar 22, 2022 3:07 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Cruise Ship/Ocean Liner Thread -2022
Replies: 136
Views: 11552

Re: Cruise Ship/Ocean Liner Thread -2022

We are currently on the Star Breeze anchored next to Bora Bora. I will type out something longer on the flight back to the US, but a quick "absolutly fantastic" will do for now. Great ports, great ship, great food, amazing crew.

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by jetwet1
Tue Mar 22, 2022 12:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: China Eastern 737-800 crashes in Guangxi, southern China
Replies: 1166
Views: 429620

Re: China Eastern 737-800 crashes in Guangxi, southern China

I don't have much to add right now to the wild theories flying around, however in 4 hours we are having dinner with a QF 737 captain. You can be sure we will be talking this through. If he has any thoughts I will pass them along.

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by jetwet1
Sun Mar 20, 2022 6:35 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: DFW Weather - 3/21
Replies: 9
Views: 2110

Re: DFW Weather - 3/21

From experience, all of the above. They range from burying their heads in the sand and pretending it isn't happening to proactively rerouting you. Contact them and see about getting rerouted. If they know there will be a weather issue they are pretty good about getting you on a flight where you won'...

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by jetwet1
Thu Mar 17, 2022 5:49 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Met Police Lose Court Case Over Everard Vigil Conduct
Replies: 3
Views: 580

Re: Met Police Lose Court Case Over Everard Vigil Conduct

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfr ... via-london


While I agree with the general arguement the reporter is making, dear lord that is a painful read.
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GDB wrote:


While I agree with the general arguement the reporter is making, dear lord that is a painful read.

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by jetwet1
Thu Mar 17, 2022 11:23 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Is flipmymiles.com is real or legit?
Replies: 8
Views: 1159

Re: Is flipmymiles.com is real or legit?

If their offer is supposed to be USD then that is a complete scam. No way such a small amount of miles could be worth that much. That was my first thought as well, however, looking at the El Al reward chart, it seems that 7000 points is more than enough for a business class return flight to anywher...

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by jetwet1
Mon Mar 14, 2022 6:47 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: United salad dressing
Replies: 2
Views: 756

United salad dressing

Crazy I know, but my wife is raving about the ginger salad dressing we just had on the SFO-PPT flight. She of course forgot to get a picture of the brand. Does anyone have any idea ?

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by jetwet1
Sun Mar 13, 2022 4:15 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: If you could go back in time, what would you tell yourself at the beginning of the pandemic 2 years ago?
Replies: 50
Views: 3534

Re: If you could go back in time, what would you tell yourself at the beginning of the pandemic 2 years ago?

I'd buy a ton of TSLA, S&P 500 stocks, BNTX stock, GME stock. Then I'd retire early. I actually sold my Tesla stock in February 2020, I had done extremely well in it so was happy to book the profit. I used a chunk of that money to buy my companies stock as in took a beating the first 2 weeks of...

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by jetwet1
Sun Mar 13, 2022 4:05 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Jussie Smollett trial
Replies: 92
Views: 5988

Re: Jussie Smollett trial

usxguy wrote:
Me smells a bipolar illness in this dude...


I'm with you on that.

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by jetwet1
Sun Mar 13, 2022 8:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Comair and Kulula grounded by South African CAA
Replies: 41
Views: 12932

Re: Comair and Kulula grounded by South African CAA

Comair will be in interesting business case study. They were very well respected and profitable for 60+ years straight. Then 2019/2020 came and everything fell off the rails fast. Next thing they are filing for the SA version of Chapter 11 bankruptcy and having mx/safety issues. How did the carrier...

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by jetwet1
Sat Mar 12, 2022 4:09 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Potential Fifth Freedom Routes from Russia to the West?
Replies: 4
Views: 1153

Re: Potential Fifth Freedom Routes from Russia to the West?

Is the demand there ? Its going to be western POS, with the limited demand I would think TK could handle the volume.

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by jetwet1
Sat Mar 12, 2022 4:44 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 1980s NATO-Warsaw Pact hot war?
Replies: 9
Views: 1632

Re: 1980s NATO-Warsaw Pact hot war?

TheSonntag wrote:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6fGdsi0x0Uk&t=13s

There exists an English version as well, fantastic mockumentary.
Red Storm Rising is a fantastic read, as well (unfortunately a bit too close to reality today).


It really is in both regards.

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by jetwet1
Sat Mar 12, 2022 4:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines Network Thread - 2022
Replies: 1086
Views: 272237

Re: United Airlines Network Thread - 2022

https://businessintexas.com/news/texas- ... my-by-gdp/

But the rest of your post I 100% agree with.
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TWA772LR wrote:
A huge hole of one state that happens to be the 6th largest economy on the planet.


Its the 9th, though with oil prices going up that could change.

https://businessintexas.com/news/texas- ... my-by-gdp/

But the rest of your post I 100% agree with.

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by jetwet1
Tue Mar 08, 2022 11:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Western Outsize Cargo Transporter Needed?
Replies: 49
Views: 5292

Re: New Western Outsize Cargo Transporter Needed?

With the conflict going on and tge question about the availability of the An-124's, I was wondering if it's possible to move engines (specifically for the 777 line) in a Dreamliner? That would mean a whole new certification would be needed, right now it is only certified (with a couple of exception...

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by jetwet1
Thu Mar 03, 2022 8:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Drunk JetBlue pilot pulled from flight
Replies: 86
Views: 14459

Re: Drunk JetBlue pilot pulled from flight

I think .17% means you had 7 or 8 drinks. It depends on your weight but has anyone here ever had that much in an evening? A man weighting 80 kg and started drinking 10 hours ago had 15 drinks to have .17. Hope this link works. https://paihdelinkki.fi/fi/vanha-promillelaskuri Edit: It doesn't work b...

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by jetwet1
Mon Feb 28, 2022 10:58 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Cruise Ship/Ocean Liner Thread -2022
Replies: 136
Views: 11552

Re: Cruise Ship/Ocean Liner Thread -2022

blacksoviet wrote:
What is the oldest ocean liner still in service?


MV Astoria is still sailing, I thought she had been scrapped but AIS is showing her on route to Lisbon.

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by jetwet1
Mon Feb 28, 2022 10:54 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Possibility of coup in Moscow to oust Putin?
Replies: 142
Views: 14030

Re: Possibility of coup in Moscow to oust Putin?

https://www.reuters.com/business/financ ... 022-02-28/

Link for the above post.
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https://www.reuters.com/business/financ ... 022-02-28/

Link for the above post.

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by jetwet1
Mon Feb 28, 2022 10:12 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Possibility of coup in Moscow to oust Putin?
Replies: 142
Views: 14030

Re: Possibility of coup in Moscow to oust Putin?

I think the jury’s still out on impact of sanctions - let’s revisit that point tomorrow. Moscow’s markets open in a couple hours, analysts forecast either a. bloodbath or b. plug pulled on the market Bloodbath it is, official interest rate moved to 20% central bank saying the economy is in trouble....

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by jetwet1
Sat Feb 26, 2022 8:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EU bans leasing planes to Russia
Replies: 48
Views: 18409

Re: EU bans leasing planes to Russia

Fliplot wrote:
If the correct legal paperwork is presented at Chinese airports, how can they not comply? Otherwise they will risk having problems themselves!!!


But these things take time to verify, oh look, the plane left.

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