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by luckyone
Thu Jul 18, 2019 2:08 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: LAX to EVN... what's the holdup?
Replies: 13
Views: 716

Re: LAX to EVN... what's the holdup?

The diaspora doesn’t go back as often as you’d think. I know several who’ve never been (I have. It was wonderful).

Despite the history, Armenians do travel to turkey sometimes. And they do connect in IST on atlasGlobal. A travel agent can coordinate the itinerary.

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by luckyone
Wed Jun 26, 2019 3:46 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: How well do top loading high efficiency washers clean clothes?
Replies: 22
Views: 1593

Re: How well do top loading high efficiency washers clean clothes?

HE aside...I find front loaders a pain for several reasons. 1. I'm tall. Bending down, and then reaching into a front loader is cumbersome for me, because then I have an arm load of clothes with a seriously awkward center of gravity. I find it much easier to reach down into a top loader, and place t...

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by luckyone
Wed Jun 26, 2019 2:26 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Best coupe under 65k
Replies: 49
Views: 2137

Re: Best coupe under 65k

Audi A5/S5 will be in the power range you seek. BMW 4 series E-Class—But you’ll struggle to keep it under 65k. Not exactly a coupe nor possessing the power of a Corvette, but check out the Volkswagen Arteon. Also have a look at the GTI—thinking outside the box. Kia Stinger comes with a stonking turb...

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by luckyone
Tue Jun 25, 2019 3:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH will look at A321XLR, but it's no game-changer: CEO
Replies: 183
Views: 24714

Re: LH will look at A321XLR, but it's no game-changer: CEO

Don't you find weird that DY doesn't fly long haul from the second largest market in Europe? Good point. Maybe LH's untouchable status will change in the post-Merkel world, but I doubt it. You can bet that no government would ever try to mess with a company that is involved with more than 100,000 d...

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by luckyone
Tue Jun 18, 2019 2:19 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Buy house or car?
Replies: 60
Views: 2690

Re: Buy house or car?

I had a chuckle with the equivalent rent...such a rent *might* get you a one bedroom in the area of Seattle we bought, assuming you don’t have a car to park. For a couple planning for children, buying favors hands down. I was under the impression that only Seattle city proper and surrounding neighb...

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by luckyone
Tue Jun 18, 2019 1:47 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Buy house or car?
Replies: 60
Views: 2690

Re: Buy house or car?

How about using this calculator: https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2014/upshot/buy-rent-calculator.html If I was in the market to rent or buy a home in Seattle, I would probably wait a little longer. According to the St. Louis FED, the housing market in Seattle is cooling right now. I would give ...

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by luckyone
Mon Jun 17, 2019 11:23 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Buy house or car?
Replies: 60
Views: 2690

Re: Buy house or car?

Geographically constrained cities like Seattle, NY, SF etc tend to have some buffer. That's true, but you also have to think about where that buffer comes from, and that's mainly: a) High demand due to many high income jobs in the area b) Foreign investors regarding it as a safe haven both of which...

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by luckyone
Mon Jun 17, 2019 1:16 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Buy house or car?
Replies: 60
Views: 2690

Re: Buy house or car?

I don't understand the question. The premise is just wrong. It assumes that the only ways to invest your liquidity is buying a) a rapidly depreciating asset (I don't assume you mean some kind of rare vintage car that retains or increases in value); or b) an overpriced asset that might fall victim t...

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by luckyone
Mon Jun 17, 2019 1:04 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Which city you prefer? San Francisco or Los Angeles?
Replies: 71
Views: 4775

Re: Which city you prefer? San Francisco or Los Angeles?

That's bullshit. That isn't even true in the Tenderloin. It isn't bullshit. I know an old classmate from High School who lives in SoMa and complained about it a few weeks ago. Homeless guy parked himself in front of his driveway and the city wasn't doing much to stop it. I live in SF proper. It is ...

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by luckyone
Sun Jun 16, 2019 4:19 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why does JAL operate WB aircraft on domestic routes?
Replies: 45
Views: 4389

Re: Why does JAL operate WB aircraft on domestic routes?

Can we add that Tokyo and Fukuoka aren’t on the same island? Fukuoka is the largest city on the island of Kyushu (Tokyo on Honshu). The train takes 5-6 hours. Driving, 13hrs, with what are certain to be high tolls. Throw in Japan’s population density and you have your answer about why the Japanese a...

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by luckyone
Fri Jun 14, 2019 2:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will Boeing Brasil let the E175-E2 just fall off the table?
Replies: 58
Views: 8537

Re: Will Boeing Brasil let the E175-E2 just fall off the table?

Scope will change and the 175E2 will see service. Mainline can’t serve the smaller markets effectively. There is no alternative for this market. Who the hell knows when the “SpaceJet” will fly. First flight occurred November 11, 2015. I think you must know this, but I will say it anyway, just in ca...

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by luckyone
Fri Jun 14, 2019 12:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will Boeing Brasil let the E175-E2 just fall off the table?
Replies: 58
Views: 8537

Re: Will Boeing Brasil let the E175-E2 just fall off the table?

DL717 wrote:
Scope will change and the 175E2 will see service. Mainline can’t serve the smaller markets effectively. There is no alternative for this market. Who the hell knows when the “SpaceJet” will fly.

First flight occurred November 11, 2015.

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by luckyone
Fri Jun 14, 2019 12:52 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: MEX a global hub?
Replies: 11
Views: 1859

Re: MEX a global hub?

How great is the need? The ME3 have the benefit of being in the middle of heavily trafficked routes, that continue to require a stop—most notably Australia-Europe. They also have the benefit of being a short flight away from the second most populous country on earth (India), which has a notoriously ...

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by luckyone
Fri Jun 14, 2019 12:40 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Craziest Airline Routes from the Past?
Replies: 138
Views: 12274

Re: Craziest Airline Routes from the Past?

Many of the routes mentioned while exotic, weren't necessarily crazy. Multi-stop routings pairing cities with little traffic between them, or the novelty of say a Belgian airline flying you between Singapore and the Middle East, were pretty common. Have thought of a few: Gulf Air in the 90s flew to...

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by luckyone
Thu Jun 13, 2019 10:29 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Craziest Airline Routes from the Past?
Replies: 138
Views: 12274

Re: Craziest Airline Routes from the Past?

Many of the routes mentioned while exotic, weren't necessarily crazy. Multi-stop routings pairing cities with little traffic between them, or the novelty of say a Belgian airline flying you between Singapore and the Middle East, were pretty common. Have thought of a few: Gulf Air in the 90s flew to...

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by luckyone
Thu Jun 13, 2019 12:40 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Craziest Airline Routes from the Past?
Replies: 138
Views: 12274

Re: Craziest Airline Routes from the Past?

Austrian Airlines IAD-GVA-VIE A310 Swissair IAD-PHL-ZRH 743 Swissair ZRH-BOM-HKG-SEL MD11 DELTA AGS-SAV MD80 USAirways Express SAV-JAX DH8 AEROFLOT SVO-FNJ IL86 AEROFLOT IAD-SNN-SVO IL86 DELTA DUB-SNN 767 CONTINENTAL EXPRESS EWR-JFK ATR42 BRITISH AIRWAYS ANC-FUK 767 KOREAN AIR ICN-NBO 330 AIR INDIA...

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by luckyone
Sat Jun 08, 2019 12:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What does WN do about NK?
Replies: 69
Views: 9293

Re: What does WN do about NK?

I have to laugh when people talk about the "clientele" of certain airlines. I have flown Spirit & Allegiant a few times and they were perfectly fine. I have also flown AA & DL first class and WN many times, so have at it. It’s akin to shopping at WalMart, where people of means cer...

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by luckyone
Tue Jun 04, 2019 6:30 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your experience on now defunct carriers
Replies: 79
Views: 4010

Re: Your experience on now defunct carriers

US Airways: 2007 ATL-CLT, on an older 737 with striped grey cloth interiors. Nothing terrible. Good service on the ground. Hapag-Lloyd Flug: 2007, CGN-VCE. Very uncomfortable even for that short a flight. Malev: 2009 AMS-BUD. Comfortable aircraft. Friendly flight attendants. SkyEurope: 2007 TSF-VIE....

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by luckyone
Tue Jun 04, 2019 12:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta transitions BOS to Hub status, names SJC, BNA, and AUS as new focus cities
Replies: 304
Views: 41123

Re: Delta transitions BOS to Hub status, names SJC, BNA, and AUS as new focus cities

As others have said, this appears to be more marketing than operationally related, but it's interested to see where DL is looking to direct its focus (no pun intended). The outlier does seem to be SJC. Given how DL has expanded regionally at LAS (to California) and even their limited long-haul out ...

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by luckyone
Sun Jun 02, 2019 10:21 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Which city you prefer? San Francisco or Los Angeles?
Replies: 71
Views: 4775

Re: Which city you prefer? San Francisco or Los Angeles?

SF by far. Great food can be had in both places. SF has more character, while LA just feel like a giant suburb. I personally don’t enjoy hot weather or the beach given that I go from bleached to lobster in about 30 minutes even with sunscreen. Anecdotally, the people in LA seem a bit sillier, more s...

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by luckyone
Sat Jun 01, 2019 1:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why do Iranian Carries use very old aircraft?
Replies: 53
Views: 7608

Re: Why does Iranian Carries use very old aircraft?

1. US sanctions prevent them from buying new aircraft with a certain percentage of US components. 2. The Russians haven’t demonstrated an ability to build and/or support an aircraft program in significant quantities since the dissolution of the USSR. 3. The Chinese civilian aerospace industry is mos...

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by luckyone
Thu May 30, 2019 7:55 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: UAL 804 NRT->IAD Diversion to CLE
Replies: 1
Views: 873

Re: UAL 804 PKG->IAD Diversion to CLV

Probably because United has a much larger operation at CLE than PIT, including crew bases that would make logistical concerns easier to address. The flight times between CLE-IAD and PIT-IAD are negligible.

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by luckyone
Thu May 30, 2019 12:43 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Best Airline Ads
Replies: 59
Views: 3141

Re: Best Airline Ads

Definitely love the aforementioned “Adiemus” ad by Delta. However, there’s another Delta ad I remember with the jingle “You’ll love the way we fly,” that you just heard all the time when I was a kid on TV and the radio growing up in Atlanta. To this day, I still associate Delta with that jingle, tho...

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by luckyone
Wed May 29, 2019 4:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lack of Transatlantic Service from Ohio
Replies: 88
Views: 8770

Re: Lack of Transatlantic Service from Ohio

Ziyulu wrote:
Do Mississippi and Alabama have trans-Atlantic flights?

No. And their proximity to ATL and not having any major industry the way that Charlotte has a finance industry will preclude such service any time soon.

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by luckyone
Wed May 29, 2019 4:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bloomberg: Wow Air Collapse is Crashing the Icelandic Economy
Replies: 112
Views: 19576

Re: Bloomberg: Wow Air Collapse is Crashing the Icelandic Economy

I have been researching Iceland for a visit and I don't find it very expensive either, one can find a 3 start hotel for 140 to 160 range and car rental for about 50 to 60 range per day. Food is up to the individual and can vary widely. Not everyone wants to eat in high priced restaurants every day....

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by luckyone
Wed May 29, 2019 2:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lack of Transatlantic Service from Ohio
Replies: 88
Views: 8770

Re: Lack of Transatlantic Service from Ohio

Only on A.net would peeps think that people would drive a half day to Chicago or Toronto to catch a non-stop flight (when they could have taken a 1 hour conenction at most likely a significantly lower price). That's hilarious. It's not really fair to exclude CVG. Yes, it's in Ky, but it serves Cinc...

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by luckyone
Wed May 29, 2019 12:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lack of Transatlantic Service from Ohio
Replies: 88
Views: 8770

Re: Lack of Transatlantic Service from Ohio

Lets not forget CLE also had service to Belgrade at one point. That was Budapest, on MA. Or, hey, was there Belgrade, too?? Did they manage to attract not one, but several looney airlines? Depending on the day of the week, JAT flew DC-10s either CLE-ORD-BEG-CLE or CLE-ORD-LJU-CLE I believe it was 2...

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by luckyone
Wed May 22, 2019 10:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reuters : Airbus to counter the "NMA"by the existing 330neo and the A21N
Replies: 131
Views: 20102

Re: Reuters : Airbus to counter the "NMA"by the existing 330neo and the A21N

I realize we’re discussing different market spaces—but didn’t we already see this play out with the 787 vs. re-engined A330?

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by luckyone
Wed May 22, 2019 2:25 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: House approves Equality Act, sweeping bill to expand gay rights
Replies: 46
Views: 2610

Re: House approves Equality Act, sweeping bill to expand gay rights

Agreed. A buddy of mine is gay and can't stand transgender people trying to piggyback onto the LGB community. Being transgender has nothing to do with sexual preference in a partner. Sounds like a swell guy—as long as he gets his, everyone else can eat dirt. So what sort of commonality is there bet...

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by luckyone
Tue May 21, 2019 11:08 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: House approves Equality Act, sweeping bill to expand gay rights
Replies: 46
Views: 2610

Re: House approves Equality Act, sweeping bill to expand gay rights

Auto-mutilation takes multiple forms. In my time, if a teenager cut themselves they would be given the psychiatric treatment they needed until they stopped doing it. I wonder if in this day and age a psychiatrist would just lose their license for even suggesting a person shouldn't be entitled to pe...

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by luckyone
Tue May 21, 2019 6:08 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: House approves Equality Act, sweeping bill to expand gay rights
Replies: 46
Views: 2610

Re: House approves Equality Act, sweeping bill to expand gay rights

I definitely believe the bold part, but that doesn't make it a medical condition. Peoples mental health and life succes can be improved by many factors that aren't rooted in a medical condition, including appearance unassociated to ones gender. If norms in society regarding behavior and appearance ...

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by luckyone
Tue May 21, 2019 5:56 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: House approves Equality Act, sweeping bill to expand gay rights
Replies: 46
Views: 2610

Re: House approves Equality Act, sweeping bill to expand gay rights

MSPNWA wrote:
So stripping away rights from all to bestow new "rights" for the few is "equal". Thank goodness we only have check and balances.

Whose rights are being restricted?

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by luckyone
Tue May 21, 2019 5:48 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: House approves Equality Act, sweeping bill to expand gay rights
Replies: 46
Views: 2610

Re: House approves Equality Act, sweeping bill to expand gay rights

This is ignorant to say the least. Acceptance of transgender identity is acceptance of gender identification not genital identification. There's nothing unscientific about that and, in fact, psychological studies indicate vastly improved mental health and life success when transgender people are fr...

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by luckyone
Tue May 21, 2019 5:36 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: House approves Equality Act, sweeping bill to expand gay rights
Replies: 46
Views: 2610

Re: House approves Equality Act, sweeping bill to expand gay rights

You truly have to be broken in the head to think this GOP is anything but viciously anti LGBT. Yea I think you are right. Hey, Donald Trump is the first President openly supporting same sex marriage (since he was a candidate I might add, unlike others) and all, but what the heck - he hates gays! Yo...

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by luckyone
Mon May 20, 2019 1:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA axing LHR - LED & KBP
Replies: 38
Views: 8174

Re: BA axing LHR - LED & KBP

Not to derail this thread, but does anyone know of a thread where the new BA flight to SVO was discussed? I did a search and couldn’t find it. Thanks.

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by luckyone
Fri May 17, 2019 10:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: US DOT awards Haneda slots
Replies: 765
Views: 132899

Re: Updated: US DOT awards Haneda slots

Apparently it’s warranted to point out the same *tired* argument that US-South Korea is Open Skies for almost twenty years, well before any DL/NW merger or DL-KE JV. ICN is not, and has never been slot restricted. Why is it warranted? Because some people still don’t get it.

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by luckyone
Thu May 16, 2019 5:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue switches from Coke to Pepsi
Replies: 193
Views: 19337

Re: JetBlue switches from Coke to Pepsi

That's most disappointing. I have a sector with them coming up next week. Pepsi, to me, tastes flat.

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by luckyone
Thu May 16, 2019 5:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why did the Soviets never try making a domestic twin IL-96 using the Lotarev D-18T engine similar to the A330 and A340?
Replies: 25
Views: 5013

Re: Why did the Soviets never try making a domestic twin IL-96 using the Lotarev D-18T engine similar to the A330 and A3

After USSR collapse the economies collapsed/goals changed. Most of the Soviet civil aircraft were a spin off from military aircraft. Further, the companies got split. For ex Antonov is based in Ukraine while most of its products were used in Russia and USSR sponsored the process as a whole. There's...

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by luckyone
Sat May 11, 2019 4:21 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Christian Activist boasts of his ‘God-given duty to discriminate’ against LGBTQ people in Missouri House Hearing
Replies: 41
Views: 2176

Re: Christian Activist boasts of his ‘God-given duty to discriminate’ against LGBTQ people in Missouri House Hearing

Aside from irritation, I always end up feeling so sorry for people like this. Locked in their own heads, always so wound up about what somebody else is doing.

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by luckyone
Thu May 09, 2019 11:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Yamal Airlines cancels remaining SSJ order
Replies: 42
Views: 7286

Re: Yamal Airlines cancels remaining SSJ order

Duplicate.

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by luckyone
Thu May 09, 2019 11:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Yamal Airlines cancels remaining SSJ order
Replies: 42
Views: 7286

Re: Yamal Airlines cancels remaining SSJ order

Do we call time of death now? Wasn't Interjet operating or going to operate the SSJ? I think "cheap to purchase" may once again prove true the adadge "you get what you pay for", unfortunately some people, had to pay with their lives to find this out. I believe it was not certifi...

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by luckyone
Tue May 07, 2019 3:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How big was Aeroflot in the 80's?
Replies: 44
Views: 8187

Re: How big was Aeroflot in the 80's?

Oh yes, it was the largest airline in the whole world, the equivalent of all the US based airlines that existed in the 80s combined. Incredibly huge yes, but it was the only airline that existed in the Soviet Union. Hundreds of Tupolev 134s and 154s, a combined fleet way larger than what the Americ...

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by luckyone
Mon May 06, 2019 2:17 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Sparing the rod?
Replies: 51
Views: 2994

Re: Sparing the rod?

Couple thoughts from a psychiatrist: 1. Psychologists do not attempt to create one standard for all. They do, however, speak of concepts that your average person does not quickly grasp. 2. Problems are absolutely yin and yang. Beating is just as much a problem as not takin adequate discipline. A lig...

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by luckyone
Sat May 04, 2019 12:05 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Another anti-gay Republican photoed with male partner
Replies: 114
Views: 8461

Re: Another anti-gay Republican photoed with male partner

What is Cisgender? "Cisgender" comes from the acronym CIS which stands for Comfortable In Self and would refer to someone who is, if not perfectly, then more than reasonably happy and or satisfied being and living as the gender they were born… or in short, guys who were born guys and are ...

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by luckyone
Thu May 02, 2019 1:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why did UA cancel SEA-NRT?
Replies: 48
Views: 6420

Re: Why did UA cancel SEA-NRT?

Apparently it wasn't profitable for UA and they didn't see hope for a turnaround, otherwise they wouldn't have ended service. That's not correct in the least. When we got the Pan AM Pacific division the DOT decided we didn't need the SEA NRT and SEA HKG routes anymore. And they wanted some other US...

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by luckyone
Wed May 01, 2019 9:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: O’Hare Redesign and Midway
Replies: 53
Views: 8790

Re: O’Hare Redesign and Midway

To be fair, that mall down the street from MDW has one foot in the grave and the other on a banana peel. With that said, as we've seen with the annexation that ORD made with Bensenville, it would seen entirely possible that some annexation could be done potentially around the surrounding areas of M...

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by luckyone
Wed May 01, 2019 12:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jacksonville International Airport (JAX) posts record month!
Replies: 33
Views: 25713

Re: Jacksonville International Airport (JAX) posts record month!

[photoid][/photoid] I would say that if anyone is going to fly to JAX from LAX, it's either AA or DL. DL may have more frequent flyers in the area because of its geographic proximity to ATL, but AA is bigger at both airports (source: https://www.flightsfrom.com/JAX , you are free to question its rel...

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by luckyone
Tue Apr 30, 2019 7:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: O’Hare Redesign and Midway
Replies: 53
Views: 8790

Re: O’Hare Redesign and Midway

South siders prefer it. North and west suburbs and the city seem to prefer ORD. This is absolutely not true. A HUGE portion of WN traffic is well-to-do Northside city folks and even North and West suburbanites that love WN and always fly them. By the way, even if you live on the north side near the...

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by luckyone
Tue Apr 30, 2019 10:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Tim Clark: Emirates is planning its network without the A380
Replies: 78
Views: 19265

Re: Tim Clark: Emirates is planning its network without the A380

I just don't see how frequency over capacity is sustainable. The biggest hubs are the biggest hubs for a reason: They are in the largest markets. Cities like London,Beijing, New York, and the like do not show any signs of slowing their growth, and you can only expand airports so far before it becom...

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