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by sw733
Wed Aug 21, 2019 8:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 35 injuries; 12 to hospital; Rough air on MRU-MAD
Replies: 11
Views: 3894

Re: 35 injuries; 12 to hospital; Rough air on MRU-MAD

I think that regulators, aviation authorities and airlines across the globe need to be more strict on seatbelts. I don't how to enforce that, but that's how I see it. Noteworthy that I'm aware that sometimes it's not best thing to stay stuck in your seat for so long... At least keeping the belt on ...

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by sw733
Sat Aug 17, 2019 8:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flights from Northeast Brazil to West Africa
Replies: 20
Views: 2801

Re: Flights from Northeast Brazil to West Africa

Looking at the history in the civil aviation forum as well as a general search online I could not find much - has there ever been or are there plans for any flights from NE Brazil, say FOR, NAT or REC to ROB, ABJ or ACC in West Africa? I’m not sure about the history, but I very much doubt there is ...

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by sw733
Fri Aug 16, 2019 2:18 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Most Painful Red Eye Flight of 2019?
Replies: 34
Views: 1755

Re: Most Painful Red Eye Flight of 2019?

The worst redeye I have ever done is LAS-DFW. Leave at 1am, arrive at 545am, with barely 2h15 in the air. Truly painful.

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by sw733
Mon Aug 12, 2019 2:30 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Hong Kong airport disruptions due protest
Replies: 182
Views: 29534

Re: Hong Kong airport cancel all flights today

Looks like cargo flights are still departing without much issue (as would make sense), but nothing commercial coming out still.

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by sw733
Mon Aug 12, 2019 2:29 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Hong Kong airport disruptions due protest
Replies: 182
Views: 29534

Re: Hong Kong airport cancel all flights today

gdg9 wrote:
AA125 DFW HKG still showing a go as of now on aa.com. Departs in about 90 minutes


I'd be curious to see what their filed diversion airport is...but I have a feeling, whether for good or for bad, the airport will be operating normally tomorrow.

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by sw733
Fri Aug 09, 2019 8:38 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why is there no service via the US3 to Vienna?
Replies: 48
Views: 5513

Re: Why is there no service via the US3 to Vienna?

This one is easy. The population of Vienna isn't that big, its like 1.8 million if you include the countryside. Just curious - does that number include nearby parts of Hungary and Slovakia? Bratislava isn't huge but does total up to about 500,000 people for which VIE would be the easiest airport th...

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by sw733
Fri Aug 09, 2019 8:22 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why is there no service via the US3 to Vienna?
Replies: 48
Views: 5513

Re: Why is there no service via the US3 to Vienna?

This one is easy. The population of Vienna isn't that big, its like 1.8 million if you include the countryside. Just curious - does that number include nearby parts of Hungary and Slovakia? Bratislava isn't huge but does total up to about 500,000 people for which VIE would be the easiest airport th...

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by sw733
Fri Aug 09, 2019 8:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Drunk FA fired (UA Express, ORD-SBN)
Replies: 62
Views: 10436

Re: Drunk FA fired (UA Express, ORD-SBN)

I assume the return flight was cancelled or delayed since they were down a crew member, unless a crew swap was happening at SBN. I believe it was her first flight of the day (if I understood correctly) and I feel like it would be unlikely to have her come in, fly what is essentially one of the shor...

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by sw733
Fri Aug 09, 2019 8:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Drunk FA fired (UA Express, ORD-SBN)
Replies: 62
Views: 10436

Re: Drunk FA fired (UA Express, ORD-SBN)

I love how the photo of her on the ABC article says the flight was going to "East Bend"...north, south, east, west, whatever. Yeah well the original news article I read on my phone a little bit ago said the flight was operated by Wisconsin Air. Gotta love the press. Hey, at least that's j...

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by sw733
Fri Aug 09, 2019 4:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Drunk FA fired (UA Express, ORD-SBN)
Replies: 62
Views: 10436

Re: Drunk FA fired (UA Express, ORD-SBN)

I love how the photo of her on the ABC article says the flight was going to "East Bend"...north, south, east, west, whatever.

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by sw733
Fri Aug 09, 2019 3:56 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Socialist Democrats of America - Cringeworthy
Replies: 52
Views: 2344

Re: Socialist Democrats of America - Cringeworthy

If any of your political candidates pushes Socialism seriously reconsider your voting choices. How about you not tell me how I should or shouldn't vote... Well it is your vote. I guess if you want a political system like what destroyed Venezuela have at it. Until the infestation of Socialism took o...

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by sw733
Fri Aug 09, 2019 2:54 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Socialist Democrats of America - Cringeworthy
Replies: 52
Views: 2344

Re: Socialist Democrats of America - Cringeworthy

stratclub wrote:
If any of your political candidates pushes Socialism seriously reconsider your voting choices.


How about you not tell me how I should or shouldn't vote...

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by sw733
Fri Aug 09, 2019 1:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CAAC issued security warning against Cathay over Hong Kong protest, ban protest-supporting staffs from flying into China
Replies: 145
Views: 20272

Re: CAAC issued security warning against Cathay over Hong Kong protest, ban protest-supporting staffs from flying into C

PRC: "Hong Kong, you're ours"

HK: "Ah, I see...so we have free reign around the PRC in exchange, right?"

PRC: "Well, no..."

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by sw733
Thu Aug 08, 2019 9:21 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why are there SO MANY flights between Moscow and China!?
Replies: 7
Views: 797

Re: Why are there SO MANY flights between Moscow and China!?

On population alone, Moscow Metro Area + Shanghai Metro Area = something like 47,000,000 people. That's the same as NYC metro area + London Metro Area + Paris Metro Area. And think about how many flights there are between those three cities. Obviously, demand will be different due to economic and bu...

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by sw733
Thu Aug 08, 2019 9:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Free flights on F9 if your last name is Green/Greene
Replies: 13
Views: 1997

Re: Free flights on F9 if your last name is Green/Greene

Does Frontier require checking in at the ticket counter for this? To verify ID? If not, a creative loophole for an airline employee to fly somewhere on a confirmed ticket for free. Or someone with a fake id Back in high school, my fake ID was "Green". Damn, wish I still had that bad boy.

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by sw733
Thu Aug 08, 2019 9:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: S7 flight runs off end of runway, barely takes off
Replies: 84
Views: 20547

Re: S7 flight runs off end of runway, barely takes off

Well, that's frightening as hell...

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by sw733
Thu Aug 08, 2019 6:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southern African & Indian Ocean Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 215
Views: 23820

Re: Southern African & Indian Ocean Aviation Thread - 2019

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Increasing reports that Air Namibia may be close to shutting down, though (of course) the airline denies it. Very curious to see if it happens or not. I'll be so sad to see my national airline go if it turns out to be true.

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by sw733
Wed Aug 07, 2019 7:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: East coast storms: 8/7/2019, diversions and more
Replies: 52
Views: 6294

Re: East coast storms: 8/7/2019, diversions and more

Have a friend on UA24, SNN-EWR...he says he's diverted to SWF right now.

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by sw733
Wed Jul 31, 2019 7:25 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Air Canada has more US destinations than Canadian ones
Replies: 17
Views: 2530

Re: Air Canada has more US destinations than Canadian ones

9 current destinations outside of Namibia But I assume those 9 destinations aren't all in the same country, so there is no single country that outnumbers the home country when it comes to number of destinations. And that's what this is about, having more destinations in one specific foreign country...

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by sw733
Wed Jul 31, 2019 7:00 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Air Canada has more US destinations than Canadian ones
Replies: 17
Views: 2530

Re: Air Canada has more US destinations than Canadian ones

The Namibian in me will point out Air Namibia:

8 current destinations in Namibia (including two Windhoek airports)
9 current destinations outside of Namibia

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by sw733
Wed Jul 31, 2019 12:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: (Rumor) FI not returning to MCI in 2020?
Replies: 25
Views: 3833

Re: (Rumor) FI not returning to MCI in 2020?

737max8 wrote:
Friend flew KEF-MCI last week and said everyone had their own row...can't be doing too well if that's the case in the middle of American summer.


I hear it’s the Icelandic summer too now, but can’t confirm ;)

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by sw733
Tue Jul 30, 2019 8:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Closeness of South Korean ICN airspace to North Korea and risks
Replies: 7
Views: 1202

Re: Closeness of South Korean ICN airspace to North Korea and risks

It's close, but not that close. Approach and departure paths are well coordinated to avoid any entry in to DPRK airspace.

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by sw733
Tue Jul 30, 2019 4:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: (Rumor) FI not returning to MCI in 2020?
Replies: 25
Views: 3833

Re: (Rumor) FI not returning to MCI in 2020?

I would be sad to see it go, but would not be surprised. I do think a MAX could see the route coming back, but I agree that 752 could be better used 4x weekly somewhere else. I hope I am wrong and see it come back, as I do know it has opened the door for many of my fellow Kansas Citians to get to Ic...

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by sw733
Tue Jul 30, 2019 1:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: YUL looks like a mini DOH
Replies: 19
Views: 6630

Re: YUL looks like a mini DOH

Yes, and also a decent amount of travel the other direction. It's a beautiful, largely safe, largely francophone country, so Québécois travel to Morocco is not a small number by any means. Maybe Air Canada Rouge could start YUL/YYZ-RAK. Marrakech is booming and becoming a "must visit" glo...

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by sw733
Tue Jul 30, 2019 1:16 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: A full day later and no posts after Gilroy Festival shooting?
Replies: 54
Views: 2107

Re: A full day later and no posts after Gilroy Festival shooting?

Well, two of the victims were under 18.... As a country we have failed to keep our children safe, nevermind if the solution is liberal or conservative. I hope God will do what we cannot. When the country decided it was okay that 20 children got murdered in their elementary school, the gun debate in...

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by sw733
Tue Jul 30, 2019 1:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: YUL looks like a mini DOH
Replies: 19
Views: 6630

Re: YUL looks like a mini DOH

What? TWICE every day from Montreal to Casablanca? What is the attraction? Lots of Moroccans in the Montreal area Yes, and also a decent amount of travel the other direction. It's a beautiful, largely safe, largely francophone country, so Québécois travel to Morocco is not a small number by any mea...

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by sw733
Wed Jul 24, 2019 4:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lots of delays and cancellations at Amsterdam due to fuel supply failure
Replies: 47
Views: 9457

Re: Lots of delays and cancellations at Amsterdam due to fuel supply failure

zkojq wrote:
FlyRow wrote:
Must be hell to fix it and to work in Europe today, or have to wait in the plane, very hot temperatures on the ground.

Today was the hottest day in recorded Dutch history.


How hot was it?


Right now (in the early evening) it's 32 in Amsterdam. Tomorrow's high is projected to be around 38 or 39!

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by sw733
Tue Jul 23, 2019 7:12 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: American kids would much rather be YouTubers than astronauts
Replies: 34
Views: 1782

Re: American kids would much rather be YouTubers than astronauts

Millennials are not into going to work every day that is for sure. It's amazing how youtube has become the new get rich quick scheme. Oh well to each his own. It's real fun until you have to go the doctor I guess. I think you would be surprised how much these professional YouTubers are working. It'...

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by sw733
Mon Jul 15, 2019 7:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL137 (AMS-DTW) diverting to BGR
Replies: 11
Views: 2674

Re: DL137 (AMS-DTW) diverting to BGR

Appears back in the air, definitely must have been medical.

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by sw733
Fri Jul 12, 2019 3:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Passenger opens exit door
Replies: 14
Views: 3383

Re: Passenger opens exit door

What about having a code in order to open the door for emergency purposes? Would that be too cumbersome? That's the best way for those emergency exists to remain close in case of emergency... There are numerous examples of "locked" emergency exists (not necessarily in aviation) that could...

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by sw733
Tue Jul 09, 2019 9:38 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Florida HS Principal Removed for Holocaust Denial
Replies: 16
Views: 1468

Re: Florida HS Principal Removed for Holocaust Denial

We do? Removing murals, not allowing symbols from early US history to be acceptable today, etc. Tugg They are, indeed, unacceptable. Symbols of racism have been removed in this country when said symbols (mainly statues) honor and celebrate those who perpetuated slavery and white supremacy. This isn...

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by sw733
Tue Jul 09, 2019 9:36 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Updated: Jeffrey Epstein 'found dead in cell' in New York
Replies: 159
Views: 10822

Re: Billionaire Jeff Epstein (finally) arrested for underage sex

I am amazed and also sickened by the simple fact that there are some members on here that are trying their damnedest to turn this into a political event, can't we all agree, no matter our political affiliation, the simple fact is, if you rape kids you deserve to die in a very slow, painful way. Let...

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by sw733
Tue Jul 09, 2019 9:20 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Ryanair and or Easy Jet to the USA
Replies: 42
Views: 4306

Re: Ryanair and or Easy Jet to the USA

Dutchy wrote:
The Ryan Air chief repeatedly said he was looking into it and turned it down. Mt guess is we will see Easyjet doing this before Rynair.


Ryanair also has a history of saying things just to say things, so...I don't put much stock in anything they say.

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by sw733
Tue Jul 09, 2019 9:00 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Ryanair and or Easy Jet to the USA
Replies: 42
Views: 4306

Re: Ryanair and or Easy Jet to the USA

I will never say never, but not soon and unlikely with the current fleet. Both airlines are doing pretty well in Europe (with a little imprint in Asia and Africa) so they don't need to do crazy things like enter that market, just like Southwest doesn't need to start going to Europe.

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by sw733
Fri Jul 05, 2019 3:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Atlantic flight cabin fire
Replies: 69
Views: 14479

Re: Virgin Atlantic flight cabin fire

Ziyulu wrote:
I thought power banks are prohibited from use at all times in flight?


Not that I'm aware of

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by sw733
Fri Jul 05, 2019 1:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Atlantic flight cabin fire
Replies: 69
Views: 14479

Re: Virgin Atlantic flight cabin fire

I know that 'bricks' are not allowed when flying from Europe into the US, but how is it the other way around? Separate, supplemental batterey packs can't be in checked bags but they are allowed in carry-on bags - the same as permitted by the U.S. FAA. https://www.klm.com/travel/us_en/prepare_for_tr...

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by sw733
Wed Jul 03, 2019 2:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Berlin Mayor wants Emirates in Berlin
Replies: 42
Views: 6061

Re: Berlin Mayor wants Emirates in Berlin

xwb777 wrote:
Chancellor Angela Merkel has promised Sir Tim Clark landing rights once the new BER airport is open.


We'll see if AKK carries that along if/when she's in charge when BER finally opens.

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by sw733
Wed Jul 03, 2019 1:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DCA to close for July 4th Celebration
Replies: 116
Views: 13540

Re: DCA to close for July 4th Celebration

dtw9 wrote:
How many of you making comments on this will be personally impacted. Answer. None.


That's not quite how the world works. People are allowed to have opinions and make statements about things that may or may not directly impact them at that moment.

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by sw733
Mon Jul 01, 2019 2:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Puts Unaccompanied Minor on Flight to the Wrong Country
Replies: 76
Views: 13721

Re: United Puts Unaccompanied Minor on Flight to the Wrong Country

Not sure I believe the parents account is exactly correct. Also think UA dropped the ball (to some extent) if they accepted the kid as a UM. The ticket was bought through SAS. I wonder if the whole itin was on one ticket, or separate ones. I used to travel (domestically) often by myself at 14. How ...

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by sw733
Mon Jul 01, 2019 1:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Puts Unaccompanied Minor on Flight to the Wrong Country
Replies: 76
Views: 13721

Re: United Puts Unaccompanied Minor on Flight to the Wrong Country

It says prepared to fly him, I wonder does this mean they didn’t actually fly him and the error was established before departure? I was reading the Twitter feed and it the mom is saying her kid was on the plane taxiing out when he/she (I forget) let a flight attendant know, and the plane taxied bac...

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by sw733
Thu Jun 27, 2019 4:12 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: NBC Presidential Democratic Debate
Replies: 84
Views: 4786

Re: NBC Presidential Democratic Debate

My favorite part was Inslee saying they sling hash at McD's. I guess I don't go to that McD's very often...

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by sw733
Sat Jun 22, 2019 12:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AC Passenger left on plane at remote stand at YYZ
Replies: 128
Views: 19320

Re: AC Passenger left on plane at remote stand at YYZ

"I haven't got much sleep since the reoccurring night terrors and waking up anxious and afraid I'm alone locked up someplace dark," Clearly oriented by some jail door low profile lawyer to get some AC money. Just because you don’t think (you can’t know, unless it happens to you) you would...

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by sw733
Sat Jun 15, 2019 11:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: passenger hits flight attendant, then pukes during Delta flight from IND to CDG
Replies: 100
Views: 13266

Re: passenger hits flight attendant, then pukes during Delta flight from IND to CDG

Rough day for the flight attendant and passengers. Why do some people have to become animals when they fly. Is it drugs and alcohol? More like the abundance of unbundled fares. What did people expect when aviation became yet another form of mass transport. Yeah it really stinks that more people the...

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by sw733
Sat Jun 15, 2019 11:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: China eastern airlines Russia services
Replies: 11
Views: 983

Re: China eastern airlines Russia services

Xi’an might be the key that it’s for Russians going to China, not necessarily vice versa

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by sw733
Wed Jun 12, 2019 8:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SJU sees traffic growth.
Replies: 3
Views: 605

Re: SJU sees traffic growth.

I believe more and more cruise lines are starting/ending cruises in San Juan...which I'm sure helps a lot.

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by sw733
Wed Jun 12, 2019 1:04 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What is the easiest way to fly Omni Air?
Replies: 7
Views: 641

Re: What is the easiest way to fly Omni Air?

Max Q wrote:
Enlist in the army ?


They could well take you to several exotic spots around the world


Absolutely my first thought...

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by sw733
Wed Jun 12, 2019 12:41 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump would protect Kim Jong Un from the CIA
Replies: 32
Views: 1360

Re: Trump would protect Kim Jong Un from the CIA

Would any Trump supporters explain how this isn't absolutely bonkers? I just don't understand how any American could side with him on this. He may be protecting an asset. That wasn't my question. My question wasn't "why is Trump doing this?" but rather "how is anyone defending Trump ...

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by sw733
Wed Jun 12, 2019 12:44 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump would protect Kim Jong Un from the CIA
Replies: 32
Views: 1360

Re: Trump would protect Kim Jong Un from the CIA

Would any Trump supporters explain how this isn't absolutely bonkers? I just don't understand how any American could side with him on this.

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by sw733
Mon Jun 10, 2019 5:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Odd Flight Numbering
Replies: 15
Views: 2396

Re: AA Odd Flight Numbering

I'm confused, did you mis-type, because you posted two different flight numbers claiming they're the same.

Anyways, if you meant 2105 or 2015 for both...no, not odd, I've seen it at AA, DL, and UA plenty of times.

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by sw733
Sat Jun 01, 2019 2:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates launches world’s shortest A380 route
Replies: 29
Views: 9329

Re: Emirates launches world’s shortest A380 route

If they are going to pull silly stunts like this, they may as well fly to Ras Al Khaimah. All 44 miles between DXB and RKT. Not really a silly stunt if there is demand and the aircraft can’t be used somewhere better. On an annual basis they don’t even have 80% SF on their current double daily B77W ...

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