Never quite figured out why nothing other than Springfield seemed to work for schedule service at Meigs. I never saw Meigs as a viable commercial airline airport. It was, and should have remained, however, a critical GA airport for bizjets and props. It's a shame the flyway was closed post 9/11, an...Jump to post
The mandates are justified by the metric of public health need. It's society's fault people are too immature and emotionally needy to follow simple rules. It's a ******* piece of fabric. That was essentially our message as a company (minus cursing), and that's why people started wearing masks prope...Jump to post
I saw this trailer myself and had no idea who he was.
Quick question for anyone who's seen it: Is this a usual Netflix crime doc that can be about half the running time and is filled with fluff?
https://jalopnik.com/chicagos-former-mayor-once-destroyed-an-airport-under-t-1848789654 I know most everyone here is familiar with Meigs and perhaps with the history of its closing, er, destruction in the middle of the night. But a good recap here and some interesting links too. I know the park is l...Jump to post
Max Q wrote:The only thing that matters is bringing in more money than goes out
All the rest is noise
I think a key lesson from the earnings trends is that Jan and Feb were rough (Omicron) but March came storming back hard. Spring breaks, Covid abated, pent up demand, even with oil higher, all portend for a positive 2 and 3Q ahead.Jump to post
"Man is born free, and everywhere he is in chains." -Rousseau "If a man does not know to what port he is sailing, no wind is favorable." -Seneca Anything by Marcus Aurelius "Pain or damage don't end the world. Or despair or f***ing beatings. The world ends when you're dead....Jump to post
"Man is born free, and everywhere he is in chains." -Rousseau "If a man does not know to what port he is sailing, no wind is favorable." -Seneca Anything by Marcus Aurelius "Pain or damage don't end the world. Or despair or f***ing beatings. The world ends when you're dead. ...Jump to post
Here is a link to the ACI World site where the airport data is presented. It goes in a little more depth to include (just) international passenger traffic and air cargo statistics. Interesting stuff... https://aci.aero/2022/04/11/the-top-10-busiest-airports-in-the-world-revealed/ Anyone know where ...Jump to post
I think Will Smith will suffer no ill effects. He's an "artist" so this only enhances his credibility. Few people could slap Chris Rock and get away with it, but Will Smith (prompted and controlled by Jada, his reportedly narcissistic wife) will get away with it. He'll lay low for a while...Jump to post
Great post @rjsampson!! That was very informative and I appreciate your sharing those insights. That makes sense. And often we forget of the rich aviation heritage in Russia (Sukhoi, Tupolev, Irkut, etc) and they're a punchline but you make good observations. Indeed, and well said Slider. and too m...Jump to post
Great post @rjsampson!! That was very informative and I appreciate your sharing those insights.
That makes sense. And often we forget of the rich aviation heritage in Russia (Sukhoi, Tupolev, Irkut, etc) and they're a punchline but you make good observations.
Noshow wrote:You think there is some masterplan behind it? Which one? Didn't it cripple Russian aviation and airports already?
https://jalopnik.com/russia-may-commit-largest-theft-of-aircraft-in-history-1848712419 Things are going to get interesting. 400 A/C with a $10B valuation may be in limbo. Excerpt: "“I’m afraid that we are going to witness the largest sort of theft of aircraft in the history of commercial civil ...Jump to post
What a damn shame! Hawkins was so amazing and what a great musician and artist, and huge personality. Addiction claims another rocker. :cry: I harken back to Stevie Ray Vaughan getting clean and sober and how he once said it's OK to come in from the party every once in a while. Too many people can't...Jump to post
IMO Merkel fully inderstood Putin & could talk sense into him, because of their shared past. Now there is distance. It's the other way around. Putin understood/read Merkel perfectly, and lured Germany to become dependent on Russian gas and remain naively pacifistic. Remember how hard Germany fo...Jump to post
I remember the famous quip from Herb when, upon being diagnosed with prostate cancer if he would quite smoking, he said, "Why? I don't smoke with my prostate."
Genetics are a strong factor. 87 is a helluva run. And he had I'm sure some damn fine health care too.
I agree with a few others that the profile recalls AS261 with a sudden descent, perhaps some partial recovery, and then a subsequent final descent. The 737NG family is, of course, quite mature and doesn’t have a history of issues like this, but then again, so was the PW4090 family until it started ...Jump to post
From a logistics standpoint point, once you deliver those Migs, you still have to provide them with compatible bombs and rockets of which you also have limited supplies and must be shipped by trucks. Those trucks could be better used to ship humanitarian supplies or more Javelin or Stingers. Note w...Jump to post
I'm generally agnostic on the whole DST issue except that I would want ALL U.S. states to either do it or don't do it, but having AZ and IN and a few other select counties close to some other state lines not participating drives me crazy.Jump to post
Some people don't want to be treated for their mental health issues. They may think they are fine. I do agree this was the wrong time and place to play victim because certain groups will point to what he did and try to tell everyone this is how "they" all are. He doesn't have any mental i...Jump to post
I'd have broken out my Marcus Aurelius sooner to stay even more keeled earlier in this whole affair.
And I'd have probably played the market a helluva lot harder.
As a corollary to my prior comment, however, one thing the Russians have always done well (perhaps TOO well) is a centralized macro economy. Their central bank and finance ministry are well run, they have a huge rainy day fund, low inflation (we could take a hint in the States on that front), balanc...Jump to post
The Russian economy has never been good in its history, including when the USSR and even in the time of the Tzars. Outside investment - even from China - will not return for years, companies will seek compensation for their losses, the quality of life of the common Russian citizen will decline. Exa...Jump to post
I see a lot of negativity around the EAS program here that doesn't seem warranted. The EAS program is not about making a profit, it's public transportation. Having another airport 2 hours away is a small comfort if you can't afford a car or can't drive for medical or age related reasons. Not to men...Jump to post
And here is the most recent article about the problem https://www.goodmorningamerica.com/news/story/flight-attendants-nearing-breaking-point-job-manage-81625829?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=news_tab "Since the FAA started keeping track of reports of incidents like this on board, we've ha...Jump to post
This really needs to be addressed. The airlines, the FAA, DOT and DOJ need an emergency meeting and get Congress to do something also. Is it going to take a flight attendant to be killed or seriously injured before things change? Needs to be a National shared database and ban these people from ever...Jump to post
DL's deicing ops in MSP and SLC are top notch.
So far, SLC is great today.
Something doesn't make sense here. BA has three aircraft damaged over the course of two days which is something like 75% of their planes at ORD (assuming 2 flights per day which is what they have today). But, over the same two days, there are almost 2,000 other flights (https://www.flychicago.com/o...Jump to post
Did TW still operates the Tristars from LAX/JFK/DFW around 95/96?? My dad had a summer course in Dallas and traveled to NY/LA on AA after the program. He told 5 y.o. me once he got home that AA had this cool plane called the Super 80 that could reverse with its own power (I later found out that it ...Jump to post
My grandparents flew TW a few times over the years and said that the staff were snotty and had attitudes. Perhaps that was in the '90s, like someone else mentioned, when staff morale was probably tanking? It seems that TWA had a tarnished reputation in the few years prior to its merger with AA, pro...Jump to post
My father spent nearly 40 years working for TWA, retiring in 1990. He was a mechanic at JFK, splitting time between Hangar 12 and Terminal 5. I grew up around that place, flights every summer through T5, I thought those tubes out to the gates were the neatest thing! When he was on vacation, he woul...Jump to post
Eh, same as it ever was....Jump to post
I understand why some of these offenses are in place, and why some are primary traffic violations. But, as a Libertarian leaning Conservative, I believe that if a law won’t be enforced, can’t be enforced or shouldn’t be enforced, it should not be a law. Bust these types of violations to secondary s...Jump to post
The roundups are happening: https://twitter.com/Roh_Yakobi/status/1427635606344146954?s=20 And evidently only 800 people were evacuated from Afghanistan, of which only 165 were Americans. What a feeble, pathetic response. https://twitter.com/CBS_Herridge/status/1427638774524256259?s=20 That was one...Jump to post
The roundups are happening: https://twitter.com/Roh_Yakobi/status/1 ... 46954?s=20
And evidently only 800 people were evacuated from Afghanistan, of which only 165 were Americans. What a feeble, pathetic response.
https://twitter.com/CBS_Herridge/status ... 56259?s=20
https://reason.com/2021/08/17/dont-excuse-biden-for-his-botched-afghanistan-withdrawal-refugees/ Some very good points in here that have been glossed over in other outlets. First, that the 18,000 special immigrant visas for Afghanis were hung up in red tape. Trump's original plan included extricatin...Jump to post
Well, that was a successful 20 years of war. On one hand it was, lots of companies made tons of money. War is profitable. Should have been over under Bush, but they liked to keep the business going. Oh to be sure, the military industrial complex thrived. Tons of new vehicle contracts and programs t...Jump to post