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by luckyone
Sun Nov 28, 2021 5:54 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Washington State Ferry System
Replies: 25
Views: 1160

Re: Washington State Ferry System

Aesma wrote:
What about owning a fast boat ?

1. Where are you going to dock it off island?
2. How are you going to get around off island?

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by luckyone
Thu Nov 25, 2021 12:44 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Ahmaud Arbery Shooting Discussion
Replies: 221
Views: 11124

Re: Ahmaud Arbery Shooting Discussion

Forget MSNBC nonsense. Decent people everywhere are just unhappy that lynchings are still a thing in 2021. Lynchings? Really? What these clowns in Georgia did was wrong and they are going away for it. This isn't the 1960s. They almost didn’t - and a local DA is going to be indicted for protecting h...

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by luckyone
Tue Nov 23, 2021 6:09 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: PA GOP Senate Candidate Out After Personal Problems Get Too Messy
Replies: 10
Views: 541

Re: PA GOP Senate Candidate Out After Personal Problems Get Too Messy

Regions where this is cultivated: Bedrock??? I grew up in a church community in a perfectly modern and populated suburb of Atlanta. I attended a school that taught us that humans and dinosaurs co-existed and that the earth was at most 6,000 years old. These folks are a pillar of GOP support and qui...

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by luckyone
Tue Nov 23, 2021 5:33 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: PA GOP Senate Candidate Out After Personal Problems Get Too Messy
Replies: 10
Views: 541

Re: PA GOP Senate Candidate Out After Personal Problems Get Too Messy

Medieval mentality. Hard to believe people like this exist in 2021 (past the obvious regions where this is cultivated). Fact-free mentality too, since humans and dinosaurs never coexisted :lol: Regions where this is cultivated: Bedrock??? I grew up in a church community in a perfectly modern and po...

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by luckyone
Tue Nov 16, 2021 2:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British airways Plans LHR-Indianapolis
Replies: 49
Views: 9368

Re: British airways Plans LHR-Indianapolis

Why would they choose to open such a route? While it would be great for people of Indiana to fly to BA's network how would that work for Brits? Why would they fly to IND of all places? Business travel, VFR, + race fans to the motorspeedway One example is Rolls Royce, 2/3rds of all US employees are ...

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by luckyone
Sun Nov 14, 2021 1:40 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: If Russia invades Ukraine what response can be made?
Replies: 52
Views: 3237

Re: If Russia invades Ukraine what response can be made?

Various Russian-led countries/empires have been intermittently rolling through Eastern Europe for hundreds of years. The Western European countries have never done anything about it. I don’t see why that would change now. It’s not a winnable fight. The best theoretical suggestion would be to find a ...

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by luckyone
Tue Nov 09, 2021 3:04 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Seattle Pride 2022
Replies: 6
Views: 543

Re: Seattle Pride 2022

GalaxyFlyer wrote:
When I’ve stayed there—the Sorrento, but it’s been awhile.

The Sorrento is a nice hotel, there's just not much near it in terms of good restaurants.

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by luckyone
Tue Nov 09, 2021 12:05 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Seattle Pride 2022
Replies: 6
Views: 543

Re: Seattle Pride 2022

The parade route mostly concentrates in Capitol Hill. Most hotels in Seattle are concentrated downtown, which isn’t too terribly far from Capitol Hill (note, it can be a steep walk UP the hill from downtown). Unfortunately, downtown is a bit of a mixed bag right now and there’s no avoiding homeless ...

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by luckyone
Mon Nov 08, 2021 1:42 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: At least 8 dead and many injured at the Astroworld Festival in Houston
Replies: 42
Views: 2231

Re: At least 8 dead and many injured at the Astroworld Festival in Houston

It may have been murder - there are confirmed reports that somebody was randomly “stabbing” concertgoers with a drug needle. At least one person was caught on video foaming at the mouth before collapsing. I’m not in any position to comment on whether somebody may or may not have been injecting peop...

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by luckyone
Fri Nov 05, 2021 12:30 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Who do you think is the greatest living composer?
Replies: 39
Views: 1965

Re: Who do you think is the greatest living composer?

Let me add to the list of consideration: Stephen Sondheim Stevie Nicks Joni Mitchell Dolly Parton This post leads to the following question: what is the difference between a composer and just a songwriter? Probably one's own definition. Having said that, all of the people I listed receive credit fo...

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by luckyone
Fri Nov 05, 2021 1:39 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 2021 US Elections.
Replies: 265
Views: 8326

Re: 2021 US Elections.

There are those on the right that think they can say whatever they want with no consequences, and they are only right as far as the Government itself is concerned. Private entities can still deliver consequences. How soon they forget their opinions about Jane Fonda, The (Dixie) Chicks, Madonna, Mar...

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by luckyone
Thu Nov 04, 2021 8:07 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Who do you think is the greatest living composer?
Replies: 39
Views: 1965

Re: Who do you think is the greatest living composer?

Let me add to the list of consideration:
Stephen Sondheim
Stevie Nicks
Joni Mitchell
Dolly Parton

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by luckyone
Thu Nov 04, 2021 8:06 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 2021 US Elections.
Replies: 265
Views: 8326

Re: 2021 US Elections.

I know it's off year and not much going on. I feel Murphy has done well in NJ (wish he was NY Governor) and will be re-elected rather easily. All eyes on Virginia as it seems the state may elect a Red Governor. I do think Biden's horrible year is playing into this election and it will be interestin...

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by luckyone
Thu Nov 04, 2021 4:03 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 2021 US Elections.
Replies: 265
Views: 8326

Re: 2021 US Elections.

Perhaps also worth noting is the Seattle mayoral election. Bruce Harrell, former President of the City Council (the loons running the asylum) leads the current President of the City Council Lorena Gonzalez by a large margin that is unlikely to be overcome. Mostly image related, but Harrell presents ...

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by luckyone
Thu Nov 04, 2021 11:25 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 2021 US Elections.
Replies: 265
Views: 8326

Re: 2021 US Elections.

[code][/code] Well, look at the rates in the read areas—rates in excess of 30/100,000. I’d say a steaming bowl of not good. Yes, old line working class areas were fine, too, but large areas, neither you nor I would walk at anytime. Having lived in Chicago for many years (and loved it!), your assessm...

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by luckyone
Thu Nov 04, 2021 1:40 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What A340s will survive Covid?
Replies: 14
Views: 2119

Re: What A340s will survive Covid?

Mortyman wrote:
Why did Lufthansa let go of the 600's but kept the 300's ? Any chance the 600's come back with Lufthansa ?

Possibly due to their A350s having similar capacity and being much more efficient. Should the original plan hold, the A343s won’t last past 2022 either.

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by luckyone
Wed Nov 03, 2021 2:16 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Filipino call centers
Replies: 26
Views: 1477

Re: Filipino call centers

I'm convinced there's a correlation between call centers and violence. I'm normally a pretty level-headed person. But navigating an automated call center menu and THEN having to wait makes me consider acts of severe violence. I'm not an idiot. I can navigate your fantastic website. Clearly it was no...

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by luckyone
Wed Nov 03, 2021 2:12 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 2021 US Elections.
Replies: 265
Views: 8326

Re: 2021 US Elections.

Both parties need to learn to stop listening to the crazies out on your fringes. Most interestingly, both sides crazies overlap in many ways. Deal with reasonable solutions to problems—fiscal security, expand the tax base while reducing rates, key in on real solutions like fixing base infrastructur...

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by luckyone
Mon Nov 01, 2021 11:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JFK Old IAB Layout
Replies: 65
Views: 7391

Re: JFK Old IAB Layout

Is this it? https://www.airporthistory.org/uploads/1/2/1/4/121407428/jfk-departure-board-02-800-bar_orig.jpg From the airporthistory.org link above... That is an interesting one in the picture but I remember more the classic black and white ones that would take quite a while to cycle through to get...

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by luckyone
Mon Nov 01, 2021 3:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SQ and UA sign MOU on connectivity between Singapore and the US
Replies: 75
Views: 10147

Re: SQ and UA sign MOU on connectivity between Singapore and the US

SQ allegedly claimed that...... while at the same time putting their people on a USAirways A32X and RJs, with some of the weakest premium offerings among the big US carriers of the time; and also interlining them on JetBlue which didn't even have a premium offering at all, for much of the time that...

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by luckyone
Mon Nov 01, 2021 3:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SQ and UA sign MOU on connectivity between Singapore and the US
Replies: 75
Views: 10147

Re: SQ and UA sign MOU on connectivity between Singapore and the US

Rumor is, SQ didnt want UA to dilute their premium brand. SQ allegedly claimed that...... while at the same time putting their people on a USAirways A32X and RJs, with some of the weakest premium offerings among the big US carriers of the time; and also interlining them on JetBlue which didn't even...

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by luckyone
Sun Oct 31, 2021 6:35 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Southwest pilot broadcasts political views to pax
Replies: 147
Views: 8135

Re: Southwest pilot broadcasts political views to pax

If you were bothered by a football player taking a knee on company time, then you should be bothered by this. If you’re not, you’re dense or a hypocrite and can’t be taken seriously. Full stop.

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by luckyone
Sat Oct 30, 2021 10:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AAnother Meltdown
Replies: 289
Views: 44104

Re: AAnother Meltdown

My MIL was scheduled to fly AA tomorrow. After watching these spirals the last few months I don’t have a lot of confidence that one of her two flights tomorrow won’t be affected. Canceled her AA itinerary and rebooked so she doesn’t miss her separate connection. I advised her not to do that moving f...

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by luckyone
Fri Oct 29, 2021 5:15 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: what's so wrong about eurowhihte/simple livery?
Replies: 43
Views: 2089

Re: what's so wrong about eurowhihte/simple livery?

Meanwhile in Europe most airlines skipped the thick colored paint phase, at least I can't think of any. It was just the removal of the cheatlines that made Eurowhite. British Airways' Landor livery and Aeroflot's metallic livery come to mind. Landor was Eurowhite, after all the planes were mostly w...

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by luckyone
Fri Oct 29, 2021 1:53 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: what's so wrong about eurowhihte/simple livery?
Replies: 43
Views: 2089

Re: what's so wrong about eurowhihte/simple livery?

Meanwhile in Europe most airlines skipped the thick colored paint phase, at least I can't think of any. It was just the removal of the cheatlines that made Eurowhite. British Airways' Landor livery and Aeroflot's metallic livery come to mind. Landor was Eurowhite, after all the planes were mostly w...

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by luckyone
Thu Oct 28, 2021 5:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cleveland Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 1083
Views: 135339

Re: Cleveland Aviation Thread - 2021

Fantastic and sorely needed. They obviously aren't concerned about it cannibalizing their CMH route but I wonder if this will impact their PIT route. There's a lot of folks in the NE Ohio are that will use PIT as it's a relatively short drive. Will definitely make getting to the West Coast and Hawa...

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by luckyone
Thu Oct 28, 2021 4:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cleveland Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 1083
Views: 135339

Re: Cleveland Aviation Thread - 2021

Fantastic and sorely needed. They obviously aren't concerned about it cannibalizing their CMH route but I wonder if this will impact their PIT route. There's a lot of folks in the NE Ohio are that will use PIT as it's a relatively short drive. Will definitely make getting to the West Coast and Hawai...

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by luckyone
Thu Oct 28, 2021 3:14 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: what's so wrong about eurowhihte/simple livery?
Replies: 43
Views: 2089

Re: what's so wrong about eurowhihte/simple livery?

PatrickZ80 wrote:
Meanwhile in Europe most airlines skipped the thick colored paint phase, at least I can't think of any. It was just the removal of the cheatlines that made Eurowhite.

British Airways' Landor livery and Aeroflot's metallic livery come to mind.

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by luckyone
Thu Oct 28, 2021 1:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Analyzing The Airbus A380’s Premature End
Replies: 191
Views: 29761

Re: Analyzing The Airbus A380’s Premature End

There’s another point that I don’t think I’ve seen made in this thread, and it strikes VLAs regardless of manufacturer: market downturns. Since the A380 was launched we’ve seen at least three noteworthy events that impacted air travel— 9/11, the 2008 GFC, and COVID. An aircraft that already wasn’t g...

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by luckyone
Sat Oct 23, 2021 3:09 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brian Laundrie is missing
Replies: 160
Views: 9226

Re: Brian Laundrie is missing

I think he killed himself and a Gator found his body and he hoped he wouldn't be found. I can't see any human (I don't care how guilty) want to be attacked by a gator and face that level of pain willingly. Someone probably knows more than me but Gators don't actively hunt humans. They will attack o...

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by luckyone
Sat Oct 23, 2021 12:52 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brian Laundrie is missing
Replies: 160
Views: 9226

Re: Brian Laundrie is missing

As tragic as this whole michegoss is, I still don’t understand why this murder is so much more newsworthy than so many others.

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by luckyone
Fri Oct 22, 2021 4:02 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why did the A340-600 turn out to be vastly inferior to the 777-300ER when the 343 was able to do quite well against 772?
Replies: 60
Views: 6356

Re: Why did the A340-600 turn out to be vastly inferior to the 777-300ER when the 343 was able to do quite well against

What I'm interested to know is why some airlines bought the A346. VS presumably did so because of "4 engines 4 long haul." But what about TG and LH? For LH: they had a sizable fleet of A343s already in house at the time, as well as large and growing fleet of Airbus narrow bodies. Plus it ...

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by luckyone
Thu Oct 21, 2021 3:01 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why did the A340-600 turn out to be vastly inferior to the 777-300ER when the 343 was able to do quite well against 772?
Replies: 60
Views: 6356

Re: Why did the A340-600 turn out to be vastly inferior to the 777-300ER when the 343 was able to do quite well against

As I understand it, the deal to go GE was driven by GE agreeing to take over BA's engine overhaul facility (British Airways Engine Overhaul Ltd.) in Cardiff, Wales. The GE90 had significant teething issues early on (in part because it was a new design versus the P&W and RR engines) and that hel...

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by luckyone
Thu Oct 21, 2021 2:32 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why did the A340-600 turn out to be vastly inferior to the 777-300ER when the 343 was able to do quite well against 772?
Replies: 60
Views: 6356

Re: Why did the A340-600 turn out to be vastly inferior to the 777-300ER when the 343 was able to do quite well against

Actually the other way around. BA’s initial 777s has GE until they switched to their preferred vender of RR. The GE90 decision was related to a sale of BA’s engine overhaul facility to GE. Wasn’t there also a contractual issue with a canceled or substituted 744 order? As I understand it, the deal t...

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by luckyone
Wed Oct 20, 2021 7:19 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why did the A340-600 turn out to be vastly inferior to the 777-300ER when the 343 was able to do quite well against 772?
Replies: 60
Views: 6356

Re: Why did the A340-600 turn out to be vastly inferior to the 777-300ER when the 343 was able to do quite well against

(BA bought GE 77Es after initially having Trents, and also went for the 77W) Actually the other way around. BA’s initial 777s has GE until they switched to their preferred vender of RR. The GE90 decision was related to a sale of BA’s engine overhaul facility to GE. Wasn’t there also a contractual i...

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by luckyone
Wed Oct 20, 2021 3:35 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why did the A340-600 turn out to be vastly inferior to the 777-300ER when the 343 was able to do quite well against 772?
Replies: 60
Views: 6356

Re: Why did the A340-600 turn out to be vastly inferior to the 777-300ER when the 343 was able to do quite well against

Having said that, there was a very brief period between 2002 and 2004 when the A346 was the best there was. For example, CX bought the A346 because it was the only plane that could fly non-stop between HKG and JFK in both directions, in the Winter and carry a lot of cargo in the process. This was t...

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by luckyone
Wed Oct 20, 2021 12:22 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why did the A340-600 turn out to be vastly inferior to the 777-300ER when the 343 was able to do quite well against 772?
Replies: 60
Views: 6356

Re: Why did the A340-600 turn out to be vastly inferior to the 777-300ER when the 343 was able to do quite well against

That would be 422, B777-200ER's vs 218, A340-300's,,,,, So Slightly more than Double for the B777-200ER. Not an apples to apples comparison because there is overlap between the 77E and the A330, particularly the earlier generations of the 772. the 422 is Specifically for the 777-200ER ONLY and the ...

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by luckyone
Wed Oct 20, 2021 11:28 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why did the A340-600 turn out to be vastly inferior to the 777-300ER when the 343 was able to do quite well against 772?
Replies: 60
Views: 6356

Re: Why did the A340-600 turn out to be vastly inferior to the 777-300ER when the 343 was able to do quite well against

Umm I think the 200ER sold in far greater numbers than the A343. That would be 422, B777-200ER's vs 218, A340-300's,,,,, So Slightly more than Double for the B777-200ER. Not an apples to apples comparison because there is overlap between the 77E and the A330, particularly the earlier generations of...

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by luckyone
Sat Oct 09, 2021 9:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cleveland Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 1083
Views: 135339

Re: Cleveland Aviation Thread - 2021

I’d be curious to see how much a SEA-CLE flight would grow PDEW. CLE-bound passengers have CMH, DTW, and PIT all about two hours drive (PIT being the easiest IMHO) that surely siphons passengers. The two hour drive is really no different than a layover in terms of time.

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by luckyone
Fri Oct 08, 2021 6:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cleveland Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 1083
Views: 135339

Re: Cleveland Aviation Thread - 2021

Picked up daughter from airport last night at 2330. Same crazy line backed up out to Route 237. Almost ran into the back of a Nissan with a Stark County sticker who stopped in my lane when the realised that they needed to be in the left lane. I take it the airport hasn't figured out that a sign tel...

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by luckyone
Fri Oct 08, 2021 4:42 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airbus A340 - Whose have you flown?
Replies: 47
Views: 2038

Re: Airbus A340 - Whose have you flown?

Lufthansa
CLT-MUC

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by luckyone
Fri Oct 08, 2021 4:41 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Boeing 777- Whose have you flown?
Replies: 65
Views: 3068

Re: Boeing 777- Whose have you flown?

Delta 77E
CDG-ATL
DTW-ATL

American 77W
GRU-DFW

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by luckyone
Fri Oct 08, 2021 4:41 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Boeing 767 - Who’s have you flown?
Replies: 92
Views: 5138

Re: Boeing 767 - Who’s have you flown?

Delta 763
ATL-LGW
ATL-SFO
ATL-DUS
VIE-ATL
ATL-PHX
PRG-ATL

Delta 764
ATL-SVO-ATL

Austrian 763 -- VIE-ORD

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by luckyone
Fri Oct 08, 2021 4:38 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Boeing 757: Who's have you flown?
Replies: 61
Views: 2706

Re: Boeing 757: Who's have you flown?

757-200 -- Delta, innumerable times
United
American -- BGI-MIA, MIA-SJU, MIA-BSB
Icelandair -- KEF-ORD

757-300 -- United DEN-ORD

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by luckyone
Fri Oct 08, 2021 4:36 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Boeing 737 - Who’s have you flown?
Replies: 72
Views: 4118

Re: Boeing 737 - Who’s have you flown?

Delta -- more times than I can count
American -- same as above
Southwest -- same
Alaska -- Same
United -- Same
SkyEurope -- VCE-VIE
Malev -- AMS-BUD
TuiFly -- CGN-VCE

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by luckyone
Fri Oct 08, 2021 2:52 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What would it take for you to move Jobs
Replies: 29
Views: 1296

Re: What would it take for you to move Jobs

I just switched jobs in the last six months. I was quite happy with the place I was working, as it was, but here's why I left: 1. Leadership structure changed, new owners, with long term consequences to how my job would be performed. 2. Geography. I was living quite far from family and my network wh...

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by luckyone
Fri Oct 08, 2021 1:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cleveland Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 1083
Views: 135339

Re: Cleveland Aviation Thread - 2021

Picked up daughter from airport last night at 2330. Same crazy line backed up out to Route 237. Almost ran into the back of a Nissan with a Stark County sticker who stopped in my lane when the realised that they needed to be in the left lane. I take it the airport hasn't figured out that a sign tel...

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by luckyone
Thu Oct 07, 2021 6:06 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Movie Adaptation of Books
Replies: 26
Views: 810

Re: Movie Adaptation of Books

Do you think a lot of that actually comes from Part II, where indeed he's one of the most unsympathetic protagonists cinema has ever seen? No, I'm thinking solely of Part I. I actually kind of wish they'd never made a Part II. I feel like the novel ends with Michael still an inherently good guy, an...

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by luckyone
Thu Oct 07, 2021 4:28 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Movie Adaptation of Books
Replies: 26
Views: 810

Re: Movie Adaptation of Books

Red October is one case where I actually like the movie better than the book. The book felt too long and a bit confusing, honestly. Agreed. I also felt that way about The First Wives Club. The book was frankly, corny and way too campy. To an extent. But I found Michael Corleone in the book to be a ...

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by luckyone
Thu Oct 07, 2021 3:55 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Movie Adaptation of Books
Replies: 26
Views: 810

Re: Movie Adaptation of Books

The Godfather left out one or two subplots from Mario Puzzo’s novel but otherwise stayed incredibly faithful to the book. Gone with the Wind is also very faithful to the novel. Just due to sheer length it removes a few subplots such as Scarlett had other children but the story was otherwise the sam...

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