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by johns624
Fri May 17, 2019 8:18 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Recommendations EDI and CPH
Replies: 3
Views: 637

Re: Recommendations EDI and CPH

If you can afford it in EDI--either the Balmoral or Hilton Caledonian. If not, the Grosvenor Hilton is a little farther walk but still good. Spend plenty of time at the Castle and maybe tour the HMS Britannia royal yacht. A good half day trip would be Stirling Castle and Bannockburn. When we were in...

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by johns624
Fri May 17, 2019 8:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue switches from Coke to Pepsi
Replies: 193
Views: 18070

Re: JetBlue switches from Coke to Pepsi

Canada Dry, Schweppes, Seagrams...who cares? Everyone knows that the best ginger ale of all time is VERNOR'S!!!

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by johns624
Thu May 16, 2019 7:40 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Anti-abortion wave across America
Replies: 229
Views: 8760

Re: Anti-abortion wave across America

In a few years they'll be complaining about all the added "welfare babies".

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by johns624
Tue May 14, 2019 10:29 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Will there ever be a new British Royal yacht?
Replies: 21
Views: 1451

Re: Will there ever be a new British Royal yacht?

Well the UK is still a very rich empire overall. Why did they retire the Britannia? Too expensive to operate+too old? Google (in multiple ways) is your friend. The UK has no empire and hasn't for 50+ years. The HMS Britannia was built in 1954, so yes, she is too old. As another member posted, she w...

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by johns624
Sun May 12, 2019 7:28 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Will Delta eventually go with billboard titles?
Replies: 10
Views: 2289

Re: Will Delta eventually go with billboard titles?

What does "awkwardly small" even mean, in relation to anything other than male anatomy? :)

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by johns624
Fri May 10, 2019 9:02 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Qatar to purchase 24 additional AH-64s
Replies: 22
Views: 1701

Re: Qatar to purchase 24 additional AH-64s

Now if the ME countries would only learn how to really use all their fancy, expensive toys so that they could defend their own interests...

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by johns624
Fri May 10, 2019 8:58 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Things to do/see in southern England
Replies: 14
Views: 1036

Re: Things to do/see in southern England

You could head southwest and see Plymouth, Cornwall and Land's End.

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by johns624
Tue May 07, 2019 11:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM, Lufthansa & Finnair using North Korean airspace!?
Replies: 79
Views: 12597

Re: KLM, Lufthansa & Finnair using North Korean airspace!?

Many don't seem to realize the difference between a ballistic missile test and a SAM.

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by johns624
Tue May 07, 2019 10:50 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Shortest domestic flights
Replies: 38
Views: 3989

Re: Shortest domestic flights

Back in the early 70's, I flew PIT-TOL-DTW. Toledo-Detroit is only about 50 miles.

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by johns624
Mon May 06, 2019 11:46 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What alliance is better?
Replies: 20
Views: 2101

Re: What alliance is better?

The one of whichever hub you live closest to. To make membership worthwhile, you have to fly a lot on that alliance. So which one is most convenient. I live in DTW, so my choice is obvious...

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by johns624
Sun May 05, 2019 8:33 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Sparing the rod?
Replies: 51
Views: 2693

Re: Sparing the rod?

If you spank a child and his/her behavior doesn't change, then either a) there's a deeper mental/psychological problem lurking within them, or b) you've failed further upstream as a parent. If you need to resort to spanking your child, you've already failed as a parent. Wow, nothing like painting w...

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by johns624
Sun May 05, 2019 8:33 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Sparing the rod?
Replies: 51
Views: 2693

Re: Sparing the rod?

If spanking was so bad, why are kids so much worse behaved today? I see children today acting in church or restaurants like I would've never thought of acting. As a segue--I always thought the modern educational system was talking out of both sides of their mouths. On the one side they tell the kids...

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by johns624
Sun May 05, 2019 6:21 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Sparing the rod?
Replies: 51
Views: 2693

Re: Sparing the rod?

I disagree. Got hit a few times as a child, both at home and school. Problem with Psychologists is that they try to create one rule that fits every instance. As the use of corporal punishment has declined there is no evidence of people following the rules, any rules. I agree. There is a huge differ...

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by johns624
Sun May 05, 2019 11:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: China Eastern, China Southern & Aeroflot should start BOM
Replies: 11
Views: 2132

Re: China Eastern, China Southern & Aeroflot should start BOM

LH658 wrote:
India and Russia are allies though.
Not really. India is a non-aligned country and is friendly and does business with both sides.

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by johns624
Thu May 02, 2019 8:59 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: I let U.S. Bank have it
Replies: 20
Views: 1659

Re: I let U.S. Bank have it

Are you still a customer of US Bank? If so, PT Barnum heard about you...

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by johns624
Thu May 02, 2019 4:51 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What on earth is going on at the NRA?
Replies: 35
Views: 2400

Re: What on earth is going on at the NRA?

First, let me say that I'm in favor of some controls. Here is what I believe "well regulated militia" means in the context in which it was written. Back then, the US didn't have much of, or any, standing army. The adult male citizens were the militia. Well regulated, means that members had...

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by johns624
Thu May 02, 2019 12:43 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What on earth is going on at the NRA?
Replies: 35
Views: 2400

Re: What on earth is going on at the NRA?

I'm a guns person but I would never support the current nra. Political pandering and donations to politicians who repeal any sensible gun regulation do nothing but make America more unsafe and make guns people like me look like extreamists See, you're part of the problem too. By definition, any reg...

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by johns624
Tue Apr 30, 2019 10:27 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Amsterdam is NOT the most beautiful town in The Netherlands
Replies: 18
Views: 1237

Re: Amsterdam is NOT the most beautiful town in The Netherlands

Our guide is picking us up at our hotel in AMS in a van so we're at his mercy...but he has a good reputation.

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by johns624
Tue Apr 30, 2019 2:18 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What on earth is going on at the NRA?
Replies: 35
Views: 2400

Re: What on earth is going on at the NRA?

There have been several recent investigative news articles about what is apparently serious financial abuses at the NRA. This article explains it pretty well: https://www.newyorker.com/news/news-desk/secrecy-self-dealing-and-greed-at-the-nra Here is another about the scandals and some of their ugly...

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by johns624
Tue Apr 30, 2019 2:14 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Amsterdam is NOT the most beautiful town in The Netherlands
Replies: 18
Views: 1237

Re: Amsterdam is NOT the most beautiful town in The Netherlands

Maybe because AMS is a major hub for KLM/DL so more Americans see it. I will be there in June and am scheduled to go on a tour of a city nobody mentioned. Of course, I didn't expect it to be since large parts of it were destroyed in 1944...Arnhem. In fact, that's why I'm going there; for the battlef...

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by johns624
Mon Apr 29, 2019 11:05 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Germany proposes joint European aircraft carrier
Replies: 152
Views: 10492

Re: Germany proposes joint European aircraft carrier

Who made the old Yugoslavia peaceful? NATO...end of discussion. NATO made a mess of it. Yugoslavia was handle with the intention to go to war at all cost. ( for one to show the SU followup that they were deemed to be no longer relevant ) Yeah, you're right. NATO forced those peaceful Serbians into ...

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by johns624
Sun Apr 28, 2019 9:11 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Germany proposes joint European aircraft carrier
Replies: 152
Views: 10492

Re: Germany proposes joint European aircraft carrier

Who made the old Yugoslavia peaceful? NATO...end of discussion.

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by johns624
Sun Apr 28, 2019 9:05 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Boston-Toronto: AC, WS, or PD?
Replies: 12
Views: 667

Re: Boston-Toronto: AC, WS, or PD?

Which one has a flight at the time that you want to fly? That's what it all comes down to.

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by johns624
Sat Apr 27, 2019 4:13 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Size of fans on hypothetical A340neo
Replies: 33
Views: 2692

Re: Size of fans on hypothetical A340neo

Wasn't ETOPS just Boeing lobbying the FAA? If airlines and aviation really cared about safety, if they really put safety first, I don't think we would have ETOPS. That's a new one to me. Name me one incident where the aircraft operated under ETOPS regulations and anyone got hurt because the aircraf...

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by johns624
Fri Apr 26, 2019 10:31 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: AOC & House Budget committee Chairman
Replies: 6
Views: 998

Re: AOC & House Budget committee Chairman

winginit wrote:
Is anyone doubting that regardless of the culprit, that is indeed very creepy?

Only to those with no sense of humor.

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by johns624
Fri Apr 26, 2019 8:01 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 16 Men- Cop, teacher, others accused of Reeling in Teens for Sex
Replies: 17
Views: 1458

Re: 16 Men- Cop, teacher, others accused of Reeling in Teens for Sex

What teenagers do with each other and what they do with much older authority figures are two entirely different things. TWO Very different things...young teenagers 'among themselves' is exactly how the should enter the area of sexuality...no corrupting adults need be involved - period. Thinking bac...

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by johns624
Fri Apr 26, 2019 7:50 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Should republicans vote in the D primary this year
Replies: 13
Views: 1355

Re: Should republicans vote in the D primary this year

One thing I never understood about the U.S. system is why on Earth the government should spend any time or effort supporting the internal processes of a private organization, like a political party. Want to run a primary, fine, but get your own voter rolls (no DMV data for you, no box to check poli...

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by johns624
Fri Apr 26, 2019 7:10 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Does WN system penalize for early check-in attempt?
Replies: 40
Views: 4089

Re: Does WN system penalize for early check-in attempt?

Jetty wrote:
I nominate this thread to win the nuttiest thread of 2019 award! :eyepopping:
It's still early. I have faith in our fellow a-nutters that this thread will be surpassed several times.

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by johns624
Fri Apr 26, 2019 6:32 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Does WN system penalize for early check-in attempt?
Replies: 40
Views: 4089

Re: Does WN system penalize for early check-in attempt?

Exactly. On some flights it is important to get a decent boarding position. If trying to check in as close as possible to 24 hours in advance, it would be nice to know the official Southwest time. The time to get the error message and clear it and try again could let a bunch of people check in ahea...

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by johns624
Fri Apr 26, 2019 6:19 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 16 Men- Cop, teacher, others accused of Reeling in Teens for Sex
Replies: 17
Views: 1458

Re: 16 Men- Cop, teacher, others accused of Reeling in Teens for Sex

Thinking back on a forum poster "way back when" who ended up in prison, some people's opinions in this thread leave me wondering...

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by johns624
Thu Apr 25, 2019 2:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How come the DL A350 can't fly LAX-SYD it is rumored?
Replies: 314
Views: 54357

Re: How come the DL A350 can't fly LAX-SYD it is rumored!?

I just flew DL 40 from SYD to LAX and the plane felt outdated. Would be great to see the A350 to SYD. The service was really poor too from the senior crew. I have had outstanding service on Delta from MSP to DEN on an 1.5 flight. They really need to watch who they staff on international flights! I ...

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by johns624
Thu Apr 25, 2019 11:07 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 16 Men- Cop, teacher, others accused of Reeling in Teens for Sex
Replies: 17
Views: 1458

Re: 16 Men- Cop, teacher, others accused of Reeling in Teens for Sex

What teenagers do with each other and what they do with much older authority figures are two entirely different things.

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by johns624
Thu Apr 25, 2019 2:02 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Germany proposes joint European aircraft carrier
Replies: 152
Views: 10492

Re: Germany proposes joint European aircraft carrier

And the map also shows the choke point is Denmark. That does not change even if Russia controls the Baltic States. bt The Baltic Fleet's job is to control the Baltic. The Northern Fleet is for the Atlantic. Controlling the Baltic republics lets them control more coastline and more pressure on Polan...

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by johns624
Wed Apr 24, 2019 10:47 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Germany proposes joint European aircraft carrier
Replies: 152
Views: 10492

Re: Germany proposes joint European aircraft carrier

bikerthai wrote:

Is there a strategic reason to annex the Baltic States?
bt
Check out a map. The Kaliningrad enclave is Russia's main Baltic naval base and is separated from the rest of Russia by the Baltic republics. That's reason (excuse) enough if they want it to be.

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by johns624
Tue Apr 23, 2019 11:58 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Germany proposes joint European aircraft carrier
Replies: 152
Views: 10492

Re: Germany proposes joint European aircraft carrier

Russia couldn't invade "Western Europe" but they sure could, one by one, annex the Baltic republics to "protect" Russian nationals living there. That would put some of the eastern European countries on notice and soon Russia could be pulling the strings behind the curtain. Look a...

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by johns624
Tue Apr 23, 2019 6:06 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Walking is not a fat-burning exercise, I say.
Replies: 24
Views: 1415

Re: Walking is not a fat-burning exercise, I say.

Am I wrong? She said that I should go back to walking (I used to walk from Lake Calhoun to the Edina post office and back, 7 miles round trip) in order to burn fat. I like it because it doesn't take the >2 hours that the seven-mile walk takes, If it takes you 2+ hours to go 7 miles, you're not walk...

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by johns624
Tue Apr 23, 2019 12:31 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Leader of right wing armed militia 'patrolling border' arrested
Replies: 79
Views: 4118

Re: Leader of right wing armed militia 'patrolling border' arrested

I did read it, the undertones are not that he is a felon. This has no place in our state: we cannot allow racist and armed vigilantes to kidnap and detain people seeking asylum," the ACLU wrote. I am also curious as to what he was convicted for? What the ACLU said is irrelevant. The ACLU didn'...

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by johns624
Sat Apr 20, 2019 2:21 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: AA captain personally greeting passengers in the cabin
Replies: 14
Views: 1118

Re: AA captain personally greeting passengers in the cabin

SierraPacific wrote:
I have had it once on a 777 at DL. It is a very cool thing to have done on an international flight where the crew gets to the aircraft early and can set up the aircraft before passengers board.
Or, it could be the relief crew.

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by johns624
Sat Apr 20, 2019 12:28 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: AA captain personally greeting passengers in the cabin
Replies: 14
Views: 1118

Re: AA captain personally greeting passengers in the cabin

Most of the time, they are too busy getting ready for departure.

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by johns624
Sat Apr 20, 2019 12:27 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: DL in ATL 4/19
Replies: 28
Views: 3402

Re: DL in ATL 4/19

Like my brother the pilot says "The only thing worse than being on the ground and wishing that you were at 35,000ft is being at 35,000ft and wishing you were on the ground".

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by johns624
Thu Apr 18, 2019 1:01 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Germany proposes joint European aircraft carrier
Replies: 152
Views: 10492

Re: Germany proposes joint European aircraft carrier

That's A530, are you dyslexic (seriously)?

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by johns624
Tue Apr 16, 2019 11:12 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Germany proposes joint European aircraft carrier
Replies: 152
Views: 10492

Re: Germany proposes joint European aircraft carrier

VSMUT wrote:
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The Queen Elizabeth class has been designed as part conventional aircraft carrier, part assault ship/LHA. I think a lot of space is used/wasted on transporting ground forces and their equipment.
Nope.

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by johns624
Tue Apr 16, 2019 7:14 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Germany proposes joint European aircraft carrier
Replies: 152
Views: 10492

Re: Germany proposes joint European aircraft carrier

First, they would have to decide what missions they want the ship to be capable of. "Humanitarian missions" isn't good enough. It's fine if you use a capable warship for them during peacetime, but that should just be a bonus. With limited defense budgets, that would be a waste. Also, a shi...

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by johns624
Tue Apr 16, 2019 1:47 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Fed Ex Express
Replies: 22
Views: 3421

Re: Fed Ex Express

WaywardMemphian wrote:

Don't forget Freight which was Ozark Express out of Harrison AR and the reason it keeps some EAS service to Memphis
It was actually American Freightways out of Harrison, AR and they later bought Watkins out of Florida.

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by johns624
Mon Apr 15, 2019 12:48 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Fed Ex Express
Replies: 22
Views: 3421

Re: Fed Ex Express

TheFlyingDisk wrote:
johns624 wrote:
Because if it's a short distance, it doesn't go by air.


Then it goes via FedEx Ground wouldn't it not?
Nope, Ground is a completely separate division. Express means FAST.

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by johns624
Mon Apr 15, 2019 2:34 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Fed Ex Express
Replies: 22
Views: 3421

Re: Fed Ex Express

[*]

TheFlyingDisk wrote:
The thing that bothers me - why not FedEx Air?

Why FedEx Express?
Because if it's a short distance, it doesn't go by air.

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by johns624
Sun Apr 14, 2019 8:50 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: New Catholic abuse excuse: swinging sixties!
Replies: 90
Views: 5502

Re: New Catholic abuse excuse: swinging sixties!

The relationship that American Catholics have with their parish priest is the same one that they have with their congressional representatives. It might best be described as "MY guy is good, it's all the rest that are stinking liars and cheats". While I don't totally agree with what Flipde...

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by johns624
Sun Apr 14, 2019 8:36 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The 'NEW" Newcastle brown ale (RANT)
Replies: 9
Views: 1299

Re: The 'NEW" Newcastle brown ale (RANT)

WildcatYXU wrote:
There are about 7000 craft breweries and brew pubs in the USA. Why would anyone drink a mass produced beer?
How many of the 7000 are of good quality? Newcastle Brown is (was) a known taste.

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by johns624
Sun Apr 14, 2019 1:44 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Doping in sports
Replies: 20
Views: 3232

Re: Doping in sports

I'm volunteering you to be the first to take part in it. Now, get ready while we dope you up with all sorts of stuff. It will be interesting to see what happens, yes. How long you survive without some major health problem. I'm sure interesting is the right term for that? Nobody is forcing anybody t...

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