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by catiii
Wed Sep 19, 2018 4:17 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Flat beds on narrowbodies
Replies: 20
Views: 2849

Re: Flat beds on narrowbodies

ojjunior wrote:
cedarjet wrote:
ojjunior wrote:
Pics please.
Thank you.

Go to Google Images please.

If I wanted to see google photos I would not be in this forum.


So then there is a search function on this forum that you can use to find them.

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by catiii
Wed Sep 19, 2018 3:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CRJ7/900 as a corporate jet
Replies: 12
Views: 1516

Re: CRJ7/900 as a corporate jet

PhilInBRN wrote:
Another VIP version of the CRJ700 is operated for Joe Gibbs Racing, N520JG



Thanks. I knew there was one somewhere in the NASCAR Air Force...

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by catiii
Mon Sep 17, 2018 3:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue hints at new tail design
Replies: 70
Views: 11740

Re: JetBlue hints at new tail design

It's a new special livery. Aircraft has been renamed "Bluricua." http://i.imgur.com/AI5AtSP.jpg http://i.imgur.com/mCc1yLu.jpg http://i.imgur.com/hdBG7C7.jpg http://i.imgur.com/nuKuwaC.jpg Personally, its horrible. JetBlue needs to stop acting like a legacy airline and just be the domesti...

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by catiii
Mon Sep 17, 2018 3:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue hints at new tail design
Replies: 70
Views: 11740

Re: JetBlue hints at new tail design

Personally, I think they should also consider a name change. Especially if they want to fly to Europe, something more international sounding would benefit the airline greatly. Everyone and their mother thinks of JetBlue as the little darling domestic carrier with cute little narrow body planes. Fro...

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by catiii
Mon Sep 17, 2018 3:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue hints at new tail design
Replies: 70
Views: 11740

Re: JetBlue hints at new tail design

What’s the backstory of this design? https://www.jetblue.com/vacations/curacao-vacations/ Probably more cheap advertising, similar to the dumb jetblue vacations plane. No. It’s another manifestation of JetBlue’s commitment to Puerto Rico, and a celebration of the island. And there’s more than one V...

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by catiii
Mon Sep 10, 2018 1:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EK looks to grow US network; considers smaller 787/777 versions
Replies: 165
Views: 26634

Re: EK looks to grow US network; considers smaller 787/777 versions

I honestly doubt ATL, IMO that would be starting a p*ssing match again with DL/US3...which won't help if they truly want to expand. But, it is one of the largest cities and had DXB for a while on DL. Metro ATL has a population of almost 6M people and one of the highest (if not THE highest) concentr...

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by catiii
Sun Sep 09, 2018 3:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EK looks to grow US network; considers smaller 787/777 versions
Replies: 165
Views: 26634

Re: EK looks to grow US network; considers smaller 787/777 versions

In my opinion: Highly likely: -DEN -ATL -LAS Wouldn't be surprised: -PDX -DTW -MSP -AUS -PHX -PHL Long shots -BWI (Help serve Washington market) -MKE (Help serve Chicago market) -BNA -SAN -ONT (Following in CI footsteps as LA reliever) I honestly doubt ATL, IMO that would be starting a p*ssing matc...

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by catiii
Sun Sep 09, 2018 3:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EK looks to grow US network; considers smaller 787/777 versions
Replies: 165
Views: 26634

Re: EK looks to grow US network; considers smaller 787/777 versions

klm617 wrote:
PerfectGriffin wrote:
So he is saying they won't be adding new destinations to the US for at least another 2 years?


Interesting how that 2 years coincides with our current president no longer being in office.


You assume he won't be re-elected. That is far from a safe assumption.

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by catiii
Fri Sep 07, 2018 2:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: “Someday jetBlue will be in Europe”
Replies: 154
Views: 13832

Re: “Someday jetBlue will be in Europe”

London and Paris will be the first cities to see B6 planes. Also, they have not made a decision yet on the type of plane yet but I am here to tell you it will be a twin aisle plane, obviously something in the A330 family of jets. My hunch tells me it will be the a330-800NEO. Whatever it is, I bet M...

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by catiii
Fri Sep 07, 2018 2:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: “Someday jetBlue will be in Europe”
Replies: 154
Views: 13832

Re: “Someday jetBlue will be in Europe”

Another thing JetBlue will need to fix if they really want to be serious about entering the Europe market, is their operational disaster. Their worst in class on-time ratings will need to vastly improve. Nothing worse then offering a new product and not being able to deliver on it. And again, to re...

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by catiii
Sat Sep 01, 2018 2:39 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: JetBlue , United Hike Checked Bag Fee
Replies: 20
Views: 2301

Re: JetBlue , United Hike Checked Bag Fee

Not bad. What took them so long to implement?. Probably didn't want to make the first move and get all the bad press related to it. Also one of their reasons was to align with their JV partner AC who just raised their's as well Bad press? It’s a non story that the Street loves. Good for B6 for lead...

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by catiii
Thu Aug 30, 2018 5:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Has WestJet lost its way?
Replies: 53
Views: 10446

Re: Has WestJet lost its way?

Lost it’s way? Nah, I don’t think we can view it that way. Things change, whether by choice or by external forces. The original model worked well at the time, but nearly all the LCC airlines have evolved. This includes the following examples: - Ryanair: was flying solely to secondary airports but h...

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by catiii
Wed Aug 22, 2018 3:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New airport for NYC and Philadelphia
Replies: 112
Views: 11631

Re: New airport for NYC and Philadelphia

BobbyPSP wrote:

Can we please go back to paid membership


Amen to that.

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by catiii
Tue Aug 21, 2018 12:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New airport for NYC and Philadelphia
Replies: 112
Views: 11631

Re: New airport for NYC and Philadelphia

Currently NYC and Philadelphia are served by 4 airports: JFK (60mapx / 450k movement) EWR (44mpax / 450k movement) PHL (30mpax / 370k movement) LGA (30mpax / 370k movement) All 4 airports are full capacity in terms of both terminal area and aircraft movement, instead of expand other regional airpor...

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by catiii
Mon Aug 20, 2018 8:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New airport for NYC and Philadelphia
Replies: 112
Views: 11631

Re: New airport for NYC and Philadelphia

Currently NYC and Philadelphia are served by 4 airports: JFK (60mapx / 450k movement) EWR (44mpax / 450k movement) PHL (30mpax / 370k movement) LGA (30mpax / 370k movement) All 4 airports are full capacity in terms of both terminal area and aircraft movement, instead of expand other regional airpor...

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by catiii
Mon Aug 20, 2018 8:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will Delta open a CLT crew base?
Replies: 38
Views: 6236

Re: Will Delta open a CLT crew Base??

MEM is not CLT. Charlotte is a beautiful City with so much growth going on....they predict the City to be considered a "Major US City" within the next 3-5 years according to the local news here. Everywhere you look- building!!! Infrastructure is being developed to better serve the city an...

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by catiii
Fri Aug 17, 2018 4:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is it time to close LGA?
Replies: 90
Views: 11080

Re: Is it time to close LGA?

This was something I've been pondering about for a good bit now. I already know that the PANYNJ and the city itself are pouring truck fulls of money into building new terminals and improving the airport; But in all honesty, I felt they should've just spent the budget into JFK & EWR instead cons...

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by catiii
Mon Aug 13, 2018 4:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: QX employee steals and crashes Q400 near SEA
Replies: 705
Views: 93336

Re: Updated: AS employee steals and crashes Q400 at SeaTac

It should also be clear that some of the things being discussed here wouldn't use the same technologies as were used before 2011 and the industry awareness around hacking is not the same as it might have been in 2011. As evidenced by recent national events, the awareness around hacking and the resp...

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by catiii
Mon Aug 13, 2018 2:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: QX employee steals and crashes Q400 near SEA
Replies: 705
Views: 93336

Re: Updated: AS employee steals and crashes Q400 at SeaTac

Future airplanes should have two pilots, one in the airplane and the other at a ground control station..Steal the airplane or deviate? and sorry, ground pilot has the airplane. Earthquake wrecks the ground station? Ok, sky pilot has it. What an incredible gift to terrorists! They don't even have to...

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by catiii
Sun Aug 12, 2018 2:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: QX employee steals and crashes Q400 near SEA
Replies: 705
Views: 93336

Re: Updated: AS employee steals and crashes Q400 at SeaTac

Richard "Beebo" Russell is now being called a "hero" and "sky king" in some parts of the internet, especially for having performed the aerobatic stunts. A few articles try to understand what kind of a person he was: https://www.standard.co.uk/news/world/richard-russell...

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by catiii
Sun Aug 12, 2018 12:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: QX employee steals and crashes Q400 near SEA
Replies: 705
Views: 93336

Re: Updated: AS employee steals and crashes Q400 at SeaTac

Richard "Beebo" Russell is now being called a "hero" and "sky king" in some parts of the internet, especially for having performed the aerobatic stunts. A few articles try to understand what kind of a person he was: https://www.standard.co.uk/news/world/richard-russell...

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by catiii
Sun Aug 12, 2018 12:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: QX employee steals and crashes Q400 near SEA
Replies: 705
Views: 93336

Re: Updated: AS employee steals and crashes Q400 at SeaTac

He specifically called out poor wages and Alaska management in the video. Maybe we should look at the work hours, conditions, and wages in commercial aviation. RIP Rich. Yet we won't get a utopia where you work Monday through Friday 9 to 5 and make 100k a year fueling planes and pushing them back t...

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by catiii
Wed Aug 01, 2018 2:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Airlines at Trenton
Replies: 7
Views: 895

Re: New Airlines at Trenton

At its peak, how many flights a day did Eastwind have in TTN?

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by catiii
Wed Aug 01, 2018 1:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Georgia governor suspends fuel tax to avoid penalizing Delta at Atlanta hub
Replies: 52
Views: 7020

Re: Georgia governor suspends fuel tax to avoid penalizing Delta at Atlanta hub

thats how the world spins, just like it was pure politics when Cagle put the tax in place. Good for Delta. Amazing political spin by you. On the one hand you were out there defending Delta for fighting ME3 subsidies, but when the subsidy benefits Delta (Chapter 11, dumping their pensions, getting a...

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by catiii
Tue Jul 31, 2018 3:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Georgia governor suspends fuel tax to avoid penalizing Delta at Atlanta hub
Replies: 52
Views: 7020

Re: Georgia governor suspends fuel tax to avoid penalizing Delta at Atlanta hub

Pure politics based on the results of last week's gubernatorial primary runoff election. thats how the world spins, just like it was pure politics when Cagle put the tax in place. Good for Delta. Amazing political spin by you. On the one hand you were out there defending Delta for fighting ME3 subs...

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by catiii
Wed Oct 18, 2017 3:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue taking over Marine Air Terminal in LGA
Replies: 85
Views: 18387

Re: JetBlue taking over Marine Air Terminal in LGA

WNflyer1523 wrote:
I heard Alaska Airlines will be joining them.


Correct. They're getting gate 1 from what I hear.

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by catiii
Wed Oct 18, 2017 3:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue taking over Marine Air Terminal in LGA
Replies: 85
Views: 18387

Re: JetBlue taking over Marine Air Terminal in LGA

I tend to assume this competitive advantage is oversold, since Delta seems to be willingly giving it up. Certainly, some shuttle passengers prefer the MAT location, but I'm not convinced it equates into much of an advantage. Its only an advantage in the eyes of a JetBlue fan. Conversely speaking, a...

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by catiii
Mon Oct 16, 2017 12:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jetblue to launch holiday mint JFK-PSP
Replies: 49
Views: 6443

Re: Jetblue to launch holiday mint JFK-PSP

kind of crazy. I have no doubt that there is premium demand on JFK-PSP, i just wonder how much there is. Enough to fill a Mint 321, i guess we will find out. There's only 16 seats. So no more than a UA or AA or DL 737/A321. I could see it work. I just wonder if the average consumer will be convince...

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by catiii
Sun Oct 15, 2017 9:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jetblue to launch holiday mint JFK-PSP
Replies: 49
Views: 6443

Re: Jetblue to launch holiday mint JFK-PSP

Then why haven't they. Sadly, I haven't had the opportunity to fly Mint (combination of where I go/travel to and AA has me where the sun don't shine) but I have toured the product. Sure it isn't the QR Q suites, but a lay flat for a domestic, I'll take that any day over a domestic recliner F seat. ...

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by catiii
Sun Oct 15, 2017 5:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA/B6 Merger Rumors Floating Again
Replies: 101
Views: 16590

Re: UA/B6 Merger Rumors Floating Again

4. B6 workers Will all be on board with huge raises and integration into the worlds largest airline (job security) I dont think all workgroups would be onboard with this. If they look close enough they will see inferior reserve work rules and with how senior UA is, all of JetBlue will most definite...

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by catiii
Sun Oct 15, 2017 2:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA/B6 Merger Rumors Floating Again
Replies: 101
Views: 16590

Re: UA/B6 Merger Rumors Floating Again

Now if you could just show me how you know they are not matained properly. I’ll wait. That’s a very very wild accusation, and irresponsible. JetBlue planes are properly maintained. They are also not old; JetBlue's average fleet age is 9 years. Compared to 17 years for Delta, 14 for United, 12 for S...

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by catiii
Sun Oct 15, 2017 2:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jetblue to launch holiday mint JFK-PSP
Replies: 49
Views: 6443

Re: Jetblue to launch holiday mint JFK-PSP

[ B6 has shown that a well-priced, high-quality product is viable outside of the traditional JFK-LAX/SFO trunk routes. A. I've flown MINT and I am of the opinion that it does not live up to the hype and falls short of it being a high quality product. Like I said before, anybody can slap a flat bed ...

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by catiii
Sun Oct 15, 2017 1:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jetblue to launch holiday mint JFK-PSP
Replies: 49
Views: 6443

Re: Jetblue to launch holiday mint JFK-PSP

undoubtedly a money loser on a subpar product but hey, when you have no place else to put the MINT plane, gotta put it somewhere. Bad for the shareholders good for anyone looking for rock bottom flatbeds to PSP. Your bashing of JetBlue is seriously getting old and boorish. One thing you are is pred...

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by catiii
Sun Oct 15, 2017 1:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA/B6 Merger Rumors Floating Again
Replies: 101
Views: 16590

Re: UA/B6 Merger Rumors Floating Again

lets examine todays operations from both airlines. UA is currently running at 19% of flight operations delayed. B6 is currently running at 10% of their flights delayed (actually a good day for B6) Combined, that's nearly 30% total flights delayed. Is this really what we would have to look forward t...

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by catiii
Sun Oct 15, 2017 1:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jetblue to launch holiday mint JFK-PSP
Replies: 49
Views: 6443

Re: Jetblue to launch holiday mint JFK-PSP

jumbojet wrote:
undoubtedly a money loser on a subpar product but hey, when you have no place else to put the MINT plane, gotta put it somewhere. Bad for the shareholders good for anyone looking for rock bottom flatbeds to PSP.


subpar to what product exactly?

Bet you won't respond....

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by catiii
Tue Oct 10, 2017 4:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jetblue to launch holiday mint JFK-PSP
Replies: 49
Views: 6443

Re: Jetblue to launch holiday mint JFK-PSP

This is a Mint tail that would have been used for SXM flying that is being redeployed. But to your point yes, I think it will do well seasonally. Not sure the demand exists for year round service.

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by catiii
Fri Oct 06, 2017 4:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA's new branding
Replies: 116
Views: 19736

Re: AA's new branding

Although AA's rebranding effort has been discussed many times here, I'm just going to add my two cents and say that it is the best example I can think of of ruining a brand image. For me, the new branding is so far removed from the old that it doesn't even feel like the same airline. Although to be...

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by catiii
Fri Sep 29, 2017 2:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta announces free inflight texting worldwide
Replies: 41
Views: 5589

Re: Delta announces free inflight texting worldwide

Not bashing Delta here, but local and NBC Nightly took Delta's PR release without fact checking. I can iMessage for free on UA, it doesn't work on UA Express flights for the most part. As I said, I've been texting for over a year with UA. And it's always been free on JetBlue. Good to see Delta foll...

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by catiii
Thu Sep 28, 2017 3:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta announces free inflight texting worldwide
Replies: 41
Views: 5589

Re: Delta announces free inflight texting worldwide

Not bashing Delta here, but local and NBC Nightly took Delta's PR release without fact checking. I can iMessage for free on UA, it doesn't work on UA Express flights for the most part. As I said, I've been texting for over a year with UA. And it's always been free on JetBlue. Good to see Delta foll...

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by catiii
Wed Sep 27, 2017 2:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue to launch Airspace cabin for A320 family
Replies: 36
Views: 7701

Re: Jetblue to be launch customer for Airbus A320 AirSpace Cabin

I'm not impressed either. It feels like a step back from the A350 style cabin that Delta has on their 321 fleet. From the APEX story: "There were slick space jackets and big smiles on show as Airbus and JetBlue announced the airline will be the launch customer for Airbus’ A320 Airspace cabin, ...

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by catiii
Wed Sep 20, 2017 7:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United new safety video!
Replies: 35
Views: 4949

Re: United new safety video!

Nice cameo by Oscar.

(cue the UA haters)...

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by catiii
Mon Sep 18, 2017 7:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EK A388 go around from 400ft AGL 8 nm before runway in Moscow
Replies: 116
Views: 29717

Re: EK A388 go around from 400ft AGL 8 nm before runway in Moscow

The good thing is the crew noticed the mistake and took action. Where, in SFO when they were told by the airplanes on the taxiway that they were lined up with the taxiway? Or at DME when they got to 400' AGL before going around? I haven't flown into SVO since my days as an L15 S/O many, many years ...

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by catiii
Mon Sep 11, 2017 8:52 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 9/11 - Are we starting to forget?
Replies: 71
Views: 4053

Re: 9/11 - Are we starting to forget?

I don't expect some internet nobody to be wildly. openly mourning my mum four years after she died, sorry I'm not stopping my life for your loss 16 years ago. It sucks to lose someone, but even the horrible nature of their death doesn't mean we should be browbeaten for not cancelling our day for it...

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by catiii
Mon Sep 11, 2017 8:51 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 9/11 - Are we starting to forget?
Replies: 71
Views: 4053

Re: 9/11 - Are we starting to forget?

Sigh..... No I have not forgotten. Yes the news around the USA today and the immediate problems and deaths due to the recent natural disasters are diluting some of the attention the 9-11 would otherwise receive here in the USA. Yes time marches on and the sting of the event for those who weren't di...

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by catiii
Mon Sep 11, 2017 8:50 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 9/11 - Are we starting to forget?
Replies: 71
Views: 4053

Re: 9/11 - Are we starting to forget?

I don't expect some internet nobody to be wildly. openly mourning my mum four years after she died, sorry I'm not stopping my life for your loss 16 years ago. It sucks to lose someone, but even the horrible nature of their death doesn't mean we should be browbeaten for not cancelling our day for it...

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by catiii
Mon Sep 11, 2017 8:49 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 9/11 - Are we starting to forget?
Replies: 71
Views: 4053

Re: 9/11 - Are we starting to forget?

America isn't the only country in the world and you can't expect people who have much more horrible events in their country's living history to prioritize 'your' tragedy and commemorate it annually. . You missed the point. I don't care if he, or anyone else, commemorates it. I do min him intentiona...

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by catiii
Mon Sep 11, 2017 8:26 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: 9hrs 15mins MAD-JFK. But why?!
Replies: 3
Views: 3228

Re: 9hrs 15mins MAD-JFK. But why?!

Newbiepilot wrote:
It looks like they flew up north on a non-ETOPS route. My best guess is that they had some maintenance deferral that restricted ETOPS operations. Rather than wait to fix it and cancel the flight, they probably deferred something and went non-ETOPS.


Looks about right to me.

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by catiii
Mon Sep 11, 2017 8:18 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 9/11 - Are we starting to forget?
Replies: 71
Views: 4053

Re: 9/11 - Are we starting to forget?

Dutchy wrote:
"mass murder of historic proportions" don't go there, please don't compare this terrorist attack to something else.


Huh? What else is it?

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by catiii
Mon Sep 11, 2017 6:45 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 9/11 - Are we starting to forget?
Replies: 71
Views: 4053

Re: 9/11 - Are we starting to forget?

einsteinboricua wrote:
It's not a matter of forgetting or becoming desensitized; it's a matter of having done enough grieving for those who were lost that day.



Having lost both a family member and a friend that day, thanks for telling me I have done enough grieving.

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