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by texdravid
Mon Aug 05, 2019 3:50 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: SFO bans sale of plastic water bottles
Replies: 95
Views: 7884

Re: SFO bans sale of plastic water bottles

This from the city that can’t keep Poop off the streets and syringes in the trash and has homeless defecating in the streets and harassing people as they walk by.

Yeah, that city. What a joke.

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by texdravid
Mon Aug 05, 2019 3:42 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Indian Constitution - Proposal to revoke Article 370 - J&K to no longer have special status
Replies: 166
Views: 5945

Re: Indian Constitution - Proposal to revoke Article 370 - J&K to no longer have special status

This just makes the congress party look even worse with regards to their traitorous, ridiculous, and ineffective leadership since independence. Nehru was one of the most overrated morons ever to rule over a multiethnic and democratic state. It is he and his family alone that caused India to undergoe...

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by texdravid
Thu Aug 01, 2019 10:56 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Woman pees on potatoes @ Walmart
Replies: 8
Views: 1455

Re: Woman pees on potatoes @ Walmart

Idiocracy used to be just a movie comedy. Now it is a documentary on the sad state of the United States, if not the world. Young and old, rich and poor, white or minority, everywhere you go people today have no sense of duty, honor, public good behavior or normalcy. It seems only India or China are ...

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by texdravid
Tue Jul 30, 2019 8:06 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Ex-GOP Chair Arrested..Caught Wanking Outside Ex's Home
Replies: 35
Views: 1618

Re: Ex-GOP Chair Arrested..Caught Wanking Outside Ex's Home

The problem with the GOP is the higher they put themselves on the moral pedestal, the further they fall, as demonstrated by this delightful gentleman in Idaho. ;) So let me get this straight. You are using a single data point to make a broad, sweeping accusation against a whole class of people? You...

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by texdravid
Tue Jul 30, 2019 8:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why no US3 to Egypt ?
Replies: 62
Views: 7794

Re: Why no US3 to Egypt ?

No one wants to go with the fear of Islamic terrorism in the back of their minds. Americans are a target in the ME. It’s just too risky. TWA flew 741’s in the 80s JFK-CAI-KWI-BOM. In May 1985 I flew that route. Unfortunately the 741’s were already dogs, with mechanical in KWI causing major delay. Mi...

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by texdravid
Sun Jul 28, 2019 7:31 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Mueller Speaks: Barr Mislead the American People
Replies: 624
Views: 29721

Re: Mueller Speaks: Barr Mislead the American People

The worse legacy is how for the past two+ years Democrats have tried to undermine an election with a hoax. Democrats took a page right out of the Putin playbook. But it’s worth repeating now that this attack on our democracy is over, no collusion. No conspiracy. Every American should be rejoicing. ...

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by texdravid
Sun Jul 28, 2019 7:29 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Zakaria: America's defense budget is out of control
Replies: 43
Views: 1628

Re: Zakaria: America's defense budget is out of control

I summarily dismiss anything Zaharia says.
He’s an arrogant CNN leftist.

I’d rather waste expenditures on the military than on illegal aliens and their health care that they don’t deserve

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by texdravid
Sun Jul 28, 2019 3:26 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Chandrayaan-2: India's second moon mission, in July 2019
Replies: 25
Views: 1865

Re: Chandrayaan-2: India's second moon mission, in July 2019

Hey I’m all for manned Indian space flight. Big fan.

Just don’t want an unreasonable timetable that compromises safety.

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by texdravid
Sat Jul 27, 2019 12:20 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: R.I.P. Rutger Hauer, actor.
Replies: 2
Views: 438

Re: R.I.P. Rutger Hauer, actor.

The Hitcher remains one of the scariest thrillers ever. His portrayal of that hitchhiker is legendary.

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by texdravid
Fri Jul 26, 2019 5:46 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: White supremacist violence responsible for spike in US domestic terror arrests, FBI says
Replies: 89
Views: 4367

Re: White supremacist violence responsible for spike in US domestic terror arrests, FBI says

Is this post real? Or funded by Soros or the SPLC? Ha ha ha ha.

Really? What a joke. Yeah that’s the main problem. I’m sure right wing extremists blow up airplanes, shoot up a gay nightclub, shoot fellow officers at Fort Hood, and murder hundreds every weekend in Chicago.

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by texdravid
Wed Jul 24, 2019 5:40 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Chandrayaan-2: India's second moon mission, in July 2019
Replies: 25
Views: 1865

Re: Chandrayaan-2: India's second moon mission, in July 2019

Very proud of India for this space race, but 2021 for a manned space mission?

That’s a bit much?

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by texdravid
Wed Jul 24, 2019 5:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines flight attendant bitten by emotional support dog
Replies: 88
Views: 10782

Re: American Airlines flight attendant bitten by emotional support dog

Emotional support animals are just a ruse so cheap people can take their pets with them without paying the pet fee.

Doctor notes are fraudulent and paid for and are totally worthless.

Another example of American idiocy, emotional bankruptcy and general immaturity. Pay the fee ya cheapskates.

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by texdravid
Wed Jul 17, 2019 7:01 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Loudest Voice - the Roger Ailes story
Replies: 6
Views: 809

Re: The Loudest Voice - the Roger Ailes story

What a ratings disaster. Surprise! Not.... From news reports: “With just 299,000 viewers for its 10 PM opener Sunday night on the CBS-owned premium cabler, the series starring the Gladiator actor, Naomi Watts, Seth MacFarlane and Sienna Miller looks to be one of the year’s lowest non-broadcast debut...

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by texdravid
Wed Jul 17, 2019 6:35 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Barr Steps in For Cop Who Killed Eric Garner
Replies: 29
Views: 1360

Re: Barr Steps in For Cop Who Killed Eric Garner

Let's face it, Barr has set himself up as a racist equal to Trump's disgusting stature. The difference is that Barr will one day want to go back to a Big Name Law Firm and his racism could be a block for that return to a big wealth job. Law firms with large public companies as clients will not want...

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by texdravid
Sat Jul 06, 2019 5:38 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump brings in tanks for 4th of July celebration in Washington DC
Replies: 159
Views: 7860

Re: Trump brings in tanks for 4th of July celebration in Washington DC

Great speech and great turnout on the mall despite the bad weather.

Donald had a good week with this and the continued hot economy. Joe? Nah, a bad week of busing and other travails...

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by texdravid
Sat Jul 06, 2019 4:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 2 Spicejet and Air India overruns as monsoon rains hit
Replies: 32
Views: 7895

Re: 2 Spicejet and Air India overruns as monsoon rains hit

itisi wrote:
You don't overrun because of rain...... You overrun if you screw up the landing.


I’ll chalk it up to poor training and poor initial hiring.
Indian aviation has grown so fast and outgrown the supply of properly trained and motivated pilots.

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by texdravid
Thu Jul 04, 2019 7:39 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Workplace etiquette: nicknames
Replies: 62
Views: 3068

Re: Workplace etiquette: nicknames

The difference is Pence didn’t do ANYTHING illegal. Your liberal pals Weinstein and Lauer and of course Clinton did. Pence isn’t paralyzed around women. He’s the smartest conservative alive. No long forgotten malignant fool like Blasey Ford can get him for fake charges. Thanks for playing! Ha ha. Ma...

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by texdravid
Thu Jul 04, 2019 7:27 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Workplace etiquette: nicknames
Replies: 62
Views: 3068

Re: Workplace etiquette: nicknames

100% self imposed Not at all. When you have 20 years of training, prestige, standing, and a career to worry about, no amount of caution is enough. In certain high professions, there are professional trouble makers and others gaming the system to get a handout. Don’t give those that seek harm an opp...

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by texdravid
Thu Jul 04, 2019 7:25 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Workplace etiquette: nicknames
Replies: 62
Views: 3068

Re: Workplace etiquette: nicknames

100% self imposed Not at all. When you have 20 years of training, prestige, standing, and a career to worry about, no amount of caution is enough. In certain high professions, there are professional trouble makers and others gaming the system to get a handout. Don’t give those that seek harm an opp...

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by texdravid
Thu Jul 04, 2019 7:13 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Lee Iacocca, Dead at 94
Replies: 7
Views: 1089

Re: Lee Iacocca, Dead at 94

What a great guy and businessman. Single handedly saved Chrysler. What a great time to be alive, in the 80s, with him, Reagan, John Paul II, Walesa.

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by texdravid
Thu Jul 04, 2019 7:08 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Workplace etiquette: nicknames
Replies: 62
Views: 3068

Re: Workplace etiquette: nicknames

This. 1000% All talk in my OR is all about the patient and nothing else. No jokes of any kind. No nicknames. Do not talk to any female alone, don’t talk about anything extra curricular and don’t compliment or praise or criticize. Absolutely no mentoring at any time. Be superficially polite at all t...

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by texdravid
Thu Jul 04, 2019 7:37 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Workplace etiquette: nicknames
Replies: 62
Views: 3068

Re: Workplace etiquette: nicknames

Just don't talk to co-workers. Period. :duck: This. 1000% All talk in my OR is all about the patient and nothing else. No jokes of any kind. No nicknames. Do not talk to any female alone, don’t talk about anything extra curricular and don’t compliment or praise or criticize. Absolutely no mentoring...

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by texdravid
Wed Jul 03, 2019 12:21 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Antifa Violence
Replies: 167
Views: 14404

Re: Antifa Violence

The Portland mayor is such a coward! Dude stand up against Antifa. Stand FOR a reporter guy who gotten beaten up by anarchist cowards covering their faces unleashing violence. Another thing: the reporter is gay, but a gay conservative, so he is a “right winger” unworthy of respect or protection acco...

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by texdravid
Tue Jul 02, 2019 11:50 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Harris-Biden Controversy: Not the reaction you’d expect
Replies: 42
Views: 1684

Re: Harris-Biden Controversy: Not the reaction you’d expect

I almost feel sorry for Old Joe. I said almost, as he himself isn’t above racial politics with his infamous “He’ll out y’all back in chains” comments. However, from a strict political/electoral move, Democrats are blowing it as usual. To win, Biden needs to be comfortably nominated with the least fu...

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by texdravid
Tue Jul 02, 2019 11:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DCA to close for July 4th Celebration
Replies: 116
Views: 13512

Re: DCA to close for July 4th Celebration

It’s not that big of a deal. It’s the 4th of July, a holiday

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by texdravid
Sun Jun 30, 2019 3:49 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Art of the Deal co-Author gives Perfect Dem 2020 Slogan
Replies: 26
Views: 1093

Re: Art of the Deal co-Author gives Perfect Dem 2020 Slogan

Bro, his unseen level of ignorance would drive Einstein to the loony bin. ...his followers, well Einstein already defined them...it's why they hate science. Don't Vote Racist BN747 Nancy and AOC those paragons of intellect! Yeah they love junk science. Don’t vote racist. Don’t vote democrat Whateve...

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by texdravid
Sun Jun 30, 2019 3:27 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Art of the Deal co-Author gives Perfect Dem 2020 Slogan
Replies: 26
Views: 1093

Re: Art of the Deal co-Author gives Perfect Dem 2020 Slogan

I just cannot understand how so many people support this horrible disgusting man being held up as a leader for this country. Every time I see comments like the ones in this and the other threads criticizing people for disliking Trump it baffles me. They are locked in an immorality/immaturity feedba...

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by texdravid
Sat Jun 29, 2019 8:22 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Sanders's plan to eliminate school debt
Replies: 42
Views: 2126

Re: Sanders's plan to eliminate school debt

Socializing student debt is absolutely anti-social. Everyone paying for their own education is an inherently fair deal, because they're the ones who are going to benefit from it. Why should a bricklayer pay for you to go to college? Makes no sense and is absolutely unfair. If you don't think you'll...

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by texdravid
Fri Jun 28, 2019 4:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Tahiti Nui retires A343 F-OSUN, PPT-HNL-VCV on 3 engines
Replies: 51
Views: 13524

Re: Air Tahiti Nui retires A343 F-OSUN, PPT-HNL-VCV on 3 engines

I flew this aircraft in 2016 from LAX-PPT-LAX. It was in rough shape and definitely uncomfortable and had dated features. I won’t miss it. Won’t miss LH’s 343’s either. Too many of those slow 4holers from DFW to FRA back in the day. Sorry won’t miss them one bit. Will look forward to going back to T...

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by texdravid
Sun Jun 23, 2019 11:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: King Air crash in Hawaii, with multiple fatalities
Replies: 18
Views: 5906

Re: King Air crash in Hawaii, with multiple fatalities

Reported as N256TA, a 1967 King Air A90 that appears, from photos, to have been used for skydiving for at least 12 years. There's plenty of history about this aircraft that is findable through Google searches like the 23 July 2016 incident (when the "The right horizontal stabilizer, with the e...

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by texdravid
Sun Jun 23, 2019 4:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How much range is too much?
Replies: 30
Views: 5189

Re: How much range is too much?

The other holy grail is more US cities to Indian secondary metros. Yes, I know about NYC-BOM/DEL, but nothing about an overconnected North Indian city to a big overrated US city such as NYC excites me. It’s old and been exclusive for too long. Here’s to increased range for new and exciting routes su...

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by texdravid
Tue Jun 18, 2019 11:48 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Is the 80s generation the last good generation?
Replies: 54
Views: 5249

Re: Is the 80s generation the last good generation?

The younger generation is not dumber, not by a long shot. Are they more “soft”? That is, do they expect a more cushy and easier time, even at the intern stage? Absolutely. In many fields, there is an apprentice or intern stage where you are expected to do the grunt duty, work the bad hours, experien...

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by texdravid
Tue Jun 18, 2019 1:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Atlantic Tackles MH370 Final Conclusions
Replies: 176
Views: 27579

Re: The Atlantic Tackles MH370 Final Conclusions

Pretty much a “must read” article. It is a little telling of how aviation and airline safety investigations may be compromised by national self interests. Those national interests you describe are only limited to certain (not all) 3rd world countries with poor public accountability. We all remember...

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by texdravid
Mon Jun 17, 2019 8:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SDF to change its name to Muhammad Ali International Airport
Replies: 81
Views: 10430

Re: SDF to change its name to Muhammad Ali International Airport

Nice to see SDF taking the name not of a politician, but of a respected civil rights icon. Great way to honor the man and the city he was from. I doubt if everyone would agree that he was respected. This. A boxing legend? Sure! A respected civil rights icon? Please....he was a trash talking, womani...

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by texdravid
Mon Jun 17, 2019 12:25 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Quinnipiac Poll June 11, 2019: Top Dems Lead Trump In Head-To-Head Matchups
Replies: 81
Views: 3874

Re: Quinnipiac Poll June 11, 2019: Terrible News, Donald!

Polls of “registered voters” in this case or “all adults” in other polls should always be held in low regard. Most national polls are such until 2-4 months before the actual election when they all switch to “likely voters”. Then all of a sudden, the polls tighten. Every republican trails in register...

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by texdravid
Sat Jun 15, 2019 4:44 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Delta airlines declines to take sides in abortion debate
Replies: 65
Views: 4040

Re: Delta airlines declines to take sides in abortion debate

aviationaware wrote:
Companies should stay out of politics. Hats off to Delta's management for having realized that.


100%

People use Delta to fly, nothing more, nothing less.
Stay neutral and avoid ticking off any potential customer.

Wish some other industries would do that. Like Hollywood.

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by texdravid
Tue Jun 11, 2019 11:26 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Indian Politics Megathread
Replies: 131
Views: 20047

Re: Indian Politics Megathread

India was faking GDP growth by a few points. Rather than growing at about 7% a year in that period, growth was about 4.5%, according to the research paper, published by the Center for International Development at Harvard University https://www.ndtv.com/india-news/controversy-over-whether-india-was-...

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by texdravid
Sun Jun 09, 2019 6:25 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump Bars Cruise Ships From Visiting Cuba
Replies: 63
Views: 3463

Re: Trump Bars Cruise Ships From Visiting Cuba

Good news! Cuba needs more external pressure to change their ways, not less. The Cuban regime is reprehensible. What about the pressure being put on countries like Saudi Arabia to change their ways? Oh yeah, there is none because they're buying weapons from us. Well I feel that the USA’s constant 7...

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by texdravid
Sat Jun 08, 2019 8:09 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Pelosi: “I want to see him in prison.”
Replies: 60
Views: 3227

Re: Pelosi: “I want to see him in prison.”

They know the IG and Barr investigations are going to uncover corruption the likes of which this nation has never seen. Who do you think is your audience for nonsense like this? Do you submit posts like this to Breitbart in hopes of winning a gold star? No it’s the truth and the way millions of Ame...

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by texdravid
Sat Jun 08, 2019 8:05 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump Bars Cruise Ships From Visiting Cuba
Replies: 63
Views: 3463

Re: Trump Bars Cruise Ships From Visiting Cuba

Good news! Cuba needs more external pressure to change their ways, not less. The Cuban regime is reprehensible.

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by texdravid
Fri Jun 07, 2019 3:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways touches down in Pakistan after 10 years
Replies: 97
Views: 13176

Re: British Airways touches down in Pakistan after 10 years

It will get cut after the next inevitable terror threat and/or hostilities with India.

That is why Pakistanis prefer the ME3 carriers. Less chance of those routes being cut.

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by texdravid
Thu May 23, 2019 8:58 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Indian Politics Megathread
Replies: 131
Views: 20047

Re: Indian Politics Megathread

Awesome results. Congrats to BJP. Bonus is that Rahul Gandhi lost his family’s historic seat in Amethi! But why does he get to run and win in another seat in Kerala?? Congress and its socialists lost and lost big. It’s time to retire Rahul, Priyanka, and Sonia. India is sick of you Gandhi/Nehru clan...

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by texdravid
Wed May 22, 2019 5:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA191 40 Year Anniversary coming up
Replies: 155
Views: 19055

Re: AA191 40 Year Anniversary coming up

One of the other reasons this crash resonates is that at that time in the late 70’s and early 80’s, AA DC-10’s on takeoff and landing showed the actual cockpit video on the big monitors in the passenger cabin. The vantage point was just behind the pilots. So thus, these poor passengers watched thems...

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by texdravid
Tue May 21, 2019 9:32 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Could DFW one day rival/surpass ATL in total pax/ASM?
Replies: 40
Views: 3764

Re: Could DFW one day rival/surpass ATL in total pax/ASM?

No. Geography wins. ATL is closer to 80% of the US population and is closer to Europe and finally is optimized for northeast to Florida travels.

I say this as a huge DFW fan. International wise DGW has a ways to go. Not enough foreign tails.

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by texdravid
Fri May 10, 2019 4:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 641
Views: 81726

Re: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2019

Well I flew BA 273, LHR-SAN this week and it wasn’t a 744 or an77W. It was a 77E; old school with some interesting art on the side. What happened? I know summer is low season but a 77E? I have flown BA’s 77E’s twice lately and they are tired and old. However, the BA staff and flight attendants are s...

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by texdravid
Sat May 04, 2019 9:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why doesn't America have an international leisure airline?
Replies: 56
Views: 9416

Re: Why doesn't America have an international leisure airline?

Yes the paucity of Americans having passports is just staggering! I remember one of the things asked of Sarah Palin in 2008 was if she had a passport. In 2000, GW Bush was widely considered not to have left the country. Lastly, nowadays you need a passport to go to Mexico from the US. However, when ...

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by texdravid
Sat May 04, 2019 7:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why doesn't America have an international leisure airline?
Replies: 56
Views: 9416

Re: Why doesn't America have an international leisure airline?

You guys are missing the obvious answer. International travel (EXCLUDING Mexico and Canada) by Americans to Europe, Asia, et. al is mainly done by upper middle class and upper classes. The real middle class and lower classes in America don’t go to Europe because of how expensive it is and also due t...

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by texdravid
Thu Apr 11, 2019 5:13 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: French deny citizenship to woman who wouldn’t shake hands
Replies: 45
Views: 4873

Re: French deny citizenship to woman who wouldn’t shake hands

I would also add you better believe in the USA’s free market economic system. You’ll hate me. A proud naturalized American citizen. And equally proud socialist. And I exercise my vote. Ooh - please tell me you live in Colorado. I’d cancel your vote out! Yeah I do. Naturalized citizen. So where did ...

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by texdravid
Tue Apr 09, 2019 2:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Ends 767-300ER TATL Service From JFK
Replies: 140
Views: 21600

Re: AA Ends 767-300ER TATL Service From JFK

The 787s are a great product, As they show up more in PHL it will open the possibilities. P2P and JVs do not make financial sense to have a large scale JFK operation. Not sure why there is so much doubt otherwise. Fanboys of AA being fanboys. Don’t worry, I won’t and don’t. At this point I just ext...

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