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by frmrCapCadet
Fri Dec 02, 2022 4:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus developing a hydrogen-powered fuel cell engine
Replies: 11
Views: 1279

Re: Airbus developing a hydrogen-powered fuel cell engine

There is an alternative pending. Solar cells that use atmospheric carbon and hydrogen to produce carbohydrates are in the offing. I suspect that the initial products will be experimentally proven by the end of this decade and then follow the standard S curve into production by 2040.

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by frmrCapCadet
Fri Dec 02, 2022 4:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Frontier Airlines Eliminates Telephone Calls??
Replies: 80
Views: 6871

Re: Frontier Airlines Eliminates Telephone Calls??

I see nothing wrong with charging for customer service, so long as that service is good AND that the charge is actual cost of providing that service along with the airlines normal profit margins. Nothing wrong and also a win-win. Or does Frontier hate its customers*? * we actually are a wall street ...

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by frmrCapCadet
Fri Dec 02, 2022 3:44 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Impending rail strike
Replies: 98
Views: 5202

Re: Impending rail strike

Again - RRs need to hire enough people that existing workers can take needed sick leave, paid or not. Pilots are not only allowed, they are required to refuse to fly if they are sick. RRing is dangerous enough that workers should not report in if they are disabled by sickness.

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by frmrCapCadet
Fri Dec 02, 2022 3:21 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Musk, Twitter News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 529
Views: 30953

Re: Musk, Twitter News and Discussion Thread

I am still trying to figure something out and maybe someone can help me understand. Racists and anti-Semites seem to be invading Twitter, so I think this is the proper thread to ask: So many holocaust deniers support the MAGAs and believe Jews are the cause of most of the world's problems and MAGAs...

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by frmrCapCadet
Fri Dec 02, 2022 2:37 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 10330
Views: 768749

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread

hh... The US cannot 'just' go to war with Russia (or China), and those who suggest we do are playing warporn. Any such conflict will escalate into a nowinner nuclear war. NATO pushes as hard as practical in defensible borders with an aggressive USSR/Russia. The results have created the modern prospe...

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by frmrCapCadet
Thu Dec 01, 2022 4:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Edinburgh Ryanair passengers 'terrified' after 'group of 70' swig vodka and party onboard
Replies: 42
Views: 5423

Re: Edinburgh Ryanair passengers 'terrified' after 'group of 70' swig vodka and party onboard

Airports are like a small city in terms of governmental needs. But somehow they lie beyond the easy jurisdiction of the cities, counties, surrounding territories. Airlines themselves are not the appropriate entity to enforce laws. At best they can report and request. Camera surveillance might be a p...

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by frmrCapCadet
Thu Dec 01, 2022 3:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Frontier Airlines Eliminates Telephone Calls??
Replies: 80
Views: 6871

Re: Frontier Airlines Eliminates Telephone Calls??

A number of companies use chat with employees for customer services. It's quick and easy and in the past month I was able to upgrade and get a new cell phone from Verizon, make changes to my Dollar Shave Club account, contact Bose and get an exchange for a defective product, make changes to my Goog...

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by frmrCapCadet
Wed Nov 30, 2022 2:13 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Impending rail strike
Replies: 98
Views: 5202

Re: Impending rail strike

Perhaps this would be congressional overreach, but they could tie no strike to RRs hiring enough people that there is not a constant critical shortage of workers. The contract itself was not that bad.

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by frmrCapCadet
Tue Nov 29, 2022 5:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Edinburgh Ryanair passengers 'terrified' after 'group of 70' swig vodka and party onboard
Replies: 42
Views: 5423

Re: Edinburgh Ryanair passengers 'terrified' after 'group of 70' swig vodka and party onboard

Shouldn't that plane made an emergency landing and pursued charges against those revelers? I think US protocols would require at least the landing.

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by frmrCapCadet
Tue Nov 29, 2022 5:21 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Which temperature convention do you prefer for pulldown kitchen faucets?
Replies: 6
Views: 324

Re: Which temperature convention do you prefer for pulldown kitchen faucets?

I bought a pack of mini-electric tape which you can buy with 5 colors. So I have marked all of our single handle faucets with red and blue. Not only is it helpful for wife and I, it really helps guests.

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by frmrCapCadet
Sun Nov 27, 2022 4:14 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - 2022
Replies: 731
Views: 29126

Re: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - 2022

Most of us think we have a right to live in a safe world. All of the Typhoid Marys who think they have a right to infect and kill: the rest of us need to explain to them, if you don't want to wear masks or get vaccines, stay home in your castle. Courts have upheld the rights of government to demand ...

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by frmrCapCadet
Fri Nov 25, 2022 2:30 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump lawyers sanctioned for Clinton conspiracy lawsuit
Replies: 31
Views: 1689

Re: Trump lawyers sanctioned for Clinton conspiracy lawsuit

LOL - the Big Lie does indeed have nazi connotations. As does almost everything the ultra right supporters of Trump say and do.

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by frmrCapCadet
Fri Nov 25, 2022 2:15 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The death of the manual transmission
Replies: 123
Views: 5111

Re: The death of the manual transmission

It took me a year to really get comfortable with the electronic parking brake. We have become 'friends', but it took a while. Here is a tale from the Pacific. The guy (this is in the old days) on the deck who isn't doing anything is the captain of the boat, or if he is sleeping the appointed Officer...

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by frmrCapCadet
Thu Nov 24, 2022 10:18 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 10330
Views: 768749

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread

I suspect that a long term treaty would grant Russia special rights for a naval base and guaranteed land access to the base. Plus a 99 year lease for enough territory for a limited amount of territory for civilians. Note I have said before, Crimea is a totally silly place for anything beyond a larg...

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by frmrCapCadet
Thu Nov 24, 2022 6:29 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Musk, Twitter News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 529
Views: 30953

Re: Musk, Twitter News and Discussion Thread

I think you would be surprised by the effects of small monetary fees. Liars and haters typically are cheapskates, and there would be no problem with escalating the size of fees to cover moderator expenses for checking every tweet of particularly bad posters. Likes and sharing would really disappear ...

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by frmrCapCadet
Thu Nov 24, 2022 6:04 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Musk, Twitter News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 529
Views: 30953

Re: Musk, Twitter News and Discussion Thread

Free speech comes at a price. A perhaps easy way to moderate is to have a small charge to posters who repeatedly offer malicious lies and hate. You would be required to have on deposit $25, and offenses could be charged between $1-5. Most of us would occasionally be dinged a dollar. Hater and liars ...

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by frmrCapCadet
Thu Nov 24, 2022 5:47 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 10330
Views: 768749

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread

I suspect that a long term treaty would grant Russia special rights for a naval base and guaranteed land access to the base. Plus a 99 year lease for enough territory for a limited amount of territory for civilians. Note I have said before, Crimea is a totally silly place for anything beyond a large...

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by frmrCapCadet
Thu Nov 24, 2022 4:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nothing new from Boeing and Airbus in the next years?
Replies: 99
Views: 14205

Re: Nothing new from Boeing and Airbus in the next years?

Electric/hybrid will be doing the ultra short flights profitably by the end of this decade, followed by single pilot flying up to 20 passengers on flights less than 200 miles. That will happen sometime in the early 30s. A and B are probably working on strategies and figuring out how to look at HEV f...

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by frmrCapCadet
Wed Nov 23, 2022 2:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 747 Production/Delivery Thread - 2022
Replies: 379
Views: 102325

Re: Boeing 747 Production/Delivery Thread - 2022

N862GT emerges from the forest fire smoke for taxi checks only at Oct 19th, B-1 flight was canceled due low visibility. https://pbs.twimg.com/media/FfeWuOmaMAEbOmF?format=jpg&name=medium Original uploaded by Matt Cawby at twitter, see : https://mobile.twitter.com/mattcawby/status/15828996264743...

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by frmrCapCadet
Wed Nov 23, 2022 2:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NTSB: Wing separated from plane before deadly crash in Snohomish County
Replies: 6
Views: 2791

Re: NTSB: Wing separated from plane before deadly crash in Snohomish County

Naïve question: Four aboard when doing some edge testing seems like at least two too many?

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by frmrCapCadet
Mon Nov 21, 2022 3:19 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Musk, Twitter News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 529
Views: 30953

Re: Musk, Twitter News and Discussion Thread

If you think a company is failing and major changes need be made, don't start by paying double what the company is worth. I suspect most Twitter workers were aware that things could not continue, and major layoffs were needing to happen. The problem is that they and the company also knew that those ...

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by frmrCapCadet
Sun Nov 20, 2022 5:56 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Climate change is serious, but reparations to poorer nations is just a money grabbing scheme
Replies: 240
Views: 7389

Re: Climate change is serious, but reparations to poorer nations is just a money grabbing scheme

Extreme climate events seem to be happening frequently enough without any of the collective actions to prevent the most likely worse case warming - near 2 degrees centigrade. There may be no solutions politically possible at this time. That has been a worry of mine since the 1990s. Humans have not e...

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by frmrCapCadet
Sun Nov 20, 2022 3:16 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Estate Planning in the Online Bureaucratic Era
Replies: 4
Views: 334

Estate Planning in the Online Bureaucratic Era

https://www.washingtonpost.com/wellness/2022/11/20/death-red-tape-bureaucracy-finances/ It takes the digital age to really screw up things this badly. From banks to social security to visa , and it only gets worse from there. Seriously if you are old enough to need to do estate planning, or for that...

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by frmrCapCadet
Sat Nov 19, 2022 9:41 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Updated: Disney Cruise Line will soon own one of the world's biggest cruise ships after surprise purchase
Replies: 37
Views: 3470

Re: Worlds largest newest cruise ship to be scrapped before maiden voyage

I suspect that dining and other facilities will be gauged for the comfort and number of those on board. Down towns likewise (except for street traffic, but few automobiles on board). Some attractions will be by reservation. One my one and only cruise (a mere 4500 (?) people, the only crowds I really...

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by frmrCapCadet
Thu Nov 17, 2022 10:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Frontier Airlines News and Discussion Thread - 2022
Replies: 289
Views: 43656

Re: Frontier Airlines News and Discussion Thread - 2022

Just curious: I usually fly with an entirely floppy carryon. While if stuffed it would be too big it never is and squeezes into well below maximum size all three dimensions. Would that be affected?

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by frmrCapCadet
Wed Nov 16, 2022 2:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing's NMA back on?
Replies: 218
Views: 42563

Re: Boeing's NMA back on?

According to Boeing's 10-Ks (https://investors.boeing.com/investors/reports/default.aspx), here are their Commercial Airplanes' R&D expenditures over time (USD, million): 2021: 1,140 2020: 1,385 2019: 1,956 2018: 2,188 2017: 2,247 2016: 3,706 2015: 2,340 2014: 1,881 2013: 1,807 2012: 2,049 2011...

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by frmrCapCadet
Tue Nov 15, 2022 5:09 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Musk, Twitter News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 529
Views: 30953

Re: Musk, Twitter News and Discussion Thread

I am still using twitter as I had in the past, but I have to wonder if Meta and Google now see an opening to take over the public town hall arena. That's an interesting thought. Google's strategy in anything to do with messaging has been a total mess. Meta seems to be more interested in "socia...

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by frmrCapCadet
Mon Nov 14, 2022 2:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue/Spirit Merger Discussion Thread - 2022
Replies: 501
Views: 86480

Re: JetBlue/Spirit Merger Discussion Thread - 2022

DOJ/FAA need to consider: AA/B6 increasing their monopoly power in the Northeast, at least a case can be made for this B6 getting stronger so it can better compete with Alaska and WN This is totally acceptable as I understand it. And in conjunction wipeout ULCC coopetitor so people have to fly B6 or...

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by frmrCapCadet
Mon Nov 14, 2022 2:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue/Spirit Merger Discussion Thread - 2022
Replies: 501
Views: 86480

Re: JetBlue/Spirit Merger Discussion Thread - 2022

Mergers take place for a variety of reasons, not solely to reduce competition. A national ULCC would be more competitive with the big three, the 'value' three and WN. Actually more of an alternative. The European experience is that there is an assured market for ULCCs, and a stronger one in the US w...

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by frmrCapCadet
Sun Nov 13, 2022 7:11 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Death of our Sun, life on earth
Replies: 45
Views: 2181

Re: Death of our Sun, life on earth

Does anyone really think that countries with more population than they can feed, and fewer jobs to offer would be worse off, women who are able to be part of the work force (without the exhaustion of looking after 4-8 kids) would be worse off the a kid or two less?

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by frmrCapCadet
Sun Nov 13, 2022 4:18 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: US military
Replies: 40
Views: 1936

Re: US military

I am uncomfortable with the 'thankyou for your service' greeting. Somehow I expect every other person in the world to appreciate what I do, while I am equally appreciative of the work they do. So a Hello, Good Day, God Bless you etc are all enough. That said, the trauma that some have experienced in...

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by frmrCapCadet
Sun Nov 13, 2022 4:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Mid-air collision at Dallas Executive Airshow
Replies: 208
Views: 40688

Re: Mid-air collision at Dallas Executive Airshow

Question: Is airshow choreography performance soley in coordination with the other pilots or is there also a master ATC that can at lease call out altitude similarities and impending similar anamolies into pilot headsets as added guidance?? I know that would cut into the rightfully earned ego of sk...

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by frmrCapCadet
Sun Nov 13, 2022 2:38 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Death of our Sun, life on earth
Replies: 45
Views: 2181

Re: Death of our Sun, life on earth

The demographic transition has pretty well occurred over all the world except for African (north and south). It is hard to state how perilous ultra-growing populations there compounded by expected global climate changes. Excuse this term, the First World is undoubtedly the cause of most of that clim...

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by frmrCapCadet
Sat Nov 12, 2022 2:47 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 10330
Views: 768749

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread

The strategic case in Putin's mind isn't about Crimea, it's about fighting NATO in Ukraine rather than fighting NATO in Russia. It's more about the survival of Russia rather then the annexation of the Donbas and Crimea. NATO has no interest in invading Russia and even Putin should understand that. ...

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by frmrCapCadet
Sat Nov 12, 2022 1:20 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: US military
Replies: 40
Views: 1936

Re: US military

There is a peculiar politicization of the various uniformed services, and it does result in some financial benefits. It also is a third rail political issue, touch it in the wrong way, and you may get fried. To address the OP, military only get early boarding if they are in uniform. So in my militar...

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by frmrCapCadet
Fri Nov 11, 2022 7:53 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 10330
Views: 768749

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread

Humorous might not be the right word, but at the river crossing stage in WWII we we somewhat racing someone to Berlin, (humor?) it was the Russians, also known as the USSR

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by frmrCapCadet
Thu Nov 10, 2022 3:49 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - 2022
Replies: 731
Views: 29126

Re: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - 2022

https://www.seattletimes.com/nation-world/covid-hospitalizations-are-rising-in-kids-under-6-months-cdc-director-says/ I think this via Seattle Times will give you access. Infants under 6 months are the 2nd at risk of hospitalization. Women, with full vaccinations when pregnant do protect the new bor...

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by frmrCapCadet
Thu Nov 10, 2022 2:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future of the A338?
Replies: 181
Views: 37081

Re: Future of the A338?

Some of us thought that a Boeing MOM was necessary mostly because it would save Boeing as a 21st century competitor. And it would likely have earned them at least a minimal return on investment. Tech wise it would not be a moon shot, just applying all the lessons learned from the 380 and 787, defici...

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by frmrCapCadet
Thu Nov 10, 2022 2:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Fuel Prices - November 2022
Replies: 32
Views: 3772

Re: Jet Fuel Prices - November

This has been a pretty interesting and informative thread.

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by frmrCapCadet
Thu Nov 10, 2022 1:25 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Christmas advert RANT!
Replies: 24
Views: 1196

Re: Christmas advert RANT!

I think the dynamic was to get a jump on competitors, so go a few days earlier. The big after Christmas sales used to start a few days after Christmas. This may also tie into Wall Street expectations.

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by frmrCapCadet
Wed Nov 09, 2022 7:21 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The death of the manual transmission
Replies: 123
Views: 5111

Re: The death of the manual transmission

Keep in mind that code requirements are a lot higher for ligh rise/underground garages

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by frmrCapCadet
Wed Nov 09, 2022 3:17 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The death of the manual transmission
Replies: 123
Views: 5111

Re: The death of the manual transmission

I'm on the committee for EV charging in our (kinna) high rise condo. I understand that state law now says that HOAs must accommodate requests for charging, but unit owner bears the costs. My initial assessment is that it is going to cost about double what a home owner with a driveway or garage woul...

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by frmrCapCadet
Wed Nov 09, 2022 2:01 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The death of the manual transmission
Replies: 123
Views: 5111

Re: The death of the manual transmission

I'm on the committee for EV charging in our (kinna) high rise condo. I understand that state law now says that HOAs must accommodate requests for charging, but unit owner bears the costs. My initial assessment is that it is going to cost about double what a home owner with a driveway or garage would...

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by frmrCapCadet
Tue Nov 08, 2022 3:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US Airline Booking Trends during COVID-19
Replies: 2683
Views: 387555

Re: US Airline Booking Trends during COVID-19

Travel Weekly had an article on how day-of-week travel patterns have changed, and how airlines are responding by adjusting their capacity allocations. https://ik.imgkit.net/3vlqs5axxjf/TW/ik-seo/uploadedImages/Art/2022/1031/T1031BIG3FLIGHTLEVELING_HR/As-flyer-habits-change-airlines-rethink-approach...

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by frmrCapCadet
Tue Nov 08, 2022 3:27 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Impending rail strike
Replies: 98
Views: 5202

Re: Impending rail strike

Columnists on RR magazines are somewhat agreed that cutting crews to the bare minimum to run the RR has resulted in almost intolerable working conditions. RRs have to run in all kinds of weather, day and night, 365 days a years (plus one on leap year). It is often dirty, dangerous, and miserable wor...

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by frmrCapCadet
Sun Nov 06, 2022 7:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Asymmetrical traffic flows
Replies: 17
Views: 3938

Re: Asymmetrical traffic flows

Virtually nothing is symmetrical. Most Seattle people who travel for business or pleasure would seem to have to come back. Most people who travel to Seattle for business or pleasure would seem likely to go home. If I fly back East from Seattle on WN, I may switch planes in different cities on way o...

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by frmrCapCadet
Sun Nov 06, 2022 7:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Asymmetrical traffic flows
Replies: 17
Views: 3938

Re: Asymmetrical traffic flows

Virtually nothing is symmetrical. Most Seattle people who travel for business or pleasure would seem to have to come back. Most people who travel to Seattle for business or pleasure would seem likely to go home. If I fly back East from Seattle on WN, I may switch planes in different cities on way o...

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by frmrCapCadet
Sun Nov 06, 2022 7:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United pokes fun at Southwest boarding process in a new ad
Replies: 110
Views: 15309

Re: United pokes fun at Southwest boarding process in a new ad

Those claiming 'handicap' really need to provide medical doctor evidence, if not at the time of boarding then by submitting the evidence within, say, a month. I will even go further, airlines should charge for 'special handling' in most cases. The fee need not be large, typically say $50. The prese...

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by frmrCapCadet
Sun Nov 06, 2022 3:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United pokes fun at Southwest boarding process in a new ad
Replies: 110
Views: 15309

Re: United pokes fun at Southwest boarding process in a new ad

Those claiming 'handicap' really need to provide medical doctor evidence, if not at the time of boarding then by submitting the evidence within, say, a month. I will even go further, airlines should charge for 'special handling' in most cases. The fee need not be large, typically say $50.

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by frmrCapCadet
Sun Nov 06, 2022 2:30 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The death of the manual transmission
Replies: 123
Views: 5111

Re: The death of the manual transmission

RIP - predeceased by hand cranking, spark control, air/gas mixture. The passing of the ICE will be even more momentous. The US fleet will be showing signs by the end of 2025.

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