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by luckyone
Sat Oct 09, 2021 9:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cleveland Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 892
Views: 111411

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: 892
Views: 111411

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: 44
Views: 1569

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: 62
Views: 2338

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: 74
Views: 3148

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: 2567

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: 3930

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: 1132

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: 892
Views: 111411

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: 727

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: 727

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: 727

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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by luckyone
Thu Oct 07, 2021 11:12 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Movie Adaptation of Books
Replies: 26
Views: 727

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 same.

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by luckyone
Sun Oct 03, 2021 11:50 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Your favorite junk food
Replies: 43
Views: 1501

Re: Your favorite junk food

Cheddar cheese pretzel Combos.
Cool Ranch Doritos.

Either washed down with a Coca Cola.

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by luckyone
Thu Sep 30, 2021 12:24 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Arizona Election Audit
Replies: 141
Views: 13206

Re: Arizona Election Audit

Last weekend (9/25-9/26), Trump held a rally in Perry, GA, declaring he won AZ. At Georgia Rally, Trump Falsely Claims Arizona Audit Found He Won in Maricopa County Source: Newsweek Statements to the contrary wouldn't register with a rally crowd anyway. They're there to be entertained and validated...

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by luckyone
Thu Sep 30, 2021 12:04 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Arizona Election Audit
Replies: 141
Views: 13206

Re: Arizona Election Audit

Last weekend (9/25-9/26), Trump held a rally in Perry, GA, declaring he won AZ. At Georgia Rally, Trump Falsely Claims Arizona Audit Found He Won in Maricopa County Source: Newsweek Statements to the contrary wouldn't register with a rally crowd anyway. They're there to be entertained and validated...

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by luckyone
Mon Sep 27, 2021 7:04 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Arizona Election Audit
Replies: 141
Views: 13206

Re: Arizona Election Audit

I don’t quite agree that it is wasteful to improve the credibility of the election. People were questioning the election, whether they might be social media trolls from Russia or China for that matter. I think it is valid to raise questions. Raise those doubts. Obtain transparency. Test the process...

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by luckyone
Mon Sep 27, 2021 6:08 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Breaking: Member of Congress Admits to Being Wrong
Replies: 18
Views: 1009

Re: Breaking: Member of Congress Admits to Being Wrong

Another possibility is this is much like her initial opposition, this is purely a political calculation. She's allying herself with a lot of people right now, and one of them may require her to soften her stance

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by luckyone
Sun Sep 26, 2021 7:00 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: German federal elections
Replies: 37
Views: 1983

Re: German federal elections

If memory serves me correctly, the 2005 election that saw Merkel come to power the first time was something similar. Nobody had a clear mandate.

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by luckyone
Sat Sep 25, 2021 2:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cleveland Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 892
Views: 111411

Re: Cleveland Aviation Thread - 2021

I’d be curious if in addition to possible increased fees (which will be years away) from the Hopkins renovation Breeze were skimming the bottom off of Allegiant’s bookings.

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by luckyone
Fri Sep 24, 2021 12:44 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Arizona Election Audit
Replies: 141
Views: 13206

Re: Arizona Election Audit

Let’s not get too excited until they officially report. For all we know this could be a fake leak and they’ll really pull a fast one. Or, it could be that they’ve known these numbers all along and it’s taken them this long to come up with an alternate narrative. The mean the "audit" that ...

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by luckyone
Fri Sep 24, 2021 12:22 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Arizona Election Audit
Replies: 141
Views: 13206

Re: Arizona Election Audit

Let’s not get too excited until they officially report. For all we know this could be a fake leak and they’ll really pull a fast one.

Or, it could be that they’ve known these numbers all along and it’s taken them this long to come up with an alternate narrative.

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by luckyone
Fri Sep 24, 2021 2:47 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: The seat of which LCC or ULCC do you like most?
Replies: 6
Views: 529

Re: The seat of which LCC or ULCC do you like most?

Southwest or jetBlue. All the other LCC/ULCCs have a time-tolerance inflection. So do the majors but that’s a different discussion with different tolerances.

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by luckyone
Wed Sep 22, 2021 12:13 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Purdue Pharma Family Wins Bankruptcy Protection, Opioid Addicts Cannot Sue
Replies: 20
Views: 1070

Re: Purdue Pharma Family Wins Bankruptcy Protection, Opioid Addicts Cannot Sue

The real loser is the American patient. Oxycodone/acetaminophen is just another opioid like any other. It has a morphine equivalency of around 1.5. I've taken it after knee surgery, maybe I'm one of the weird ones who didn't get "high" off it. Now, even if our bones are broken and poking ...

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by luckyone
Tue Sep 21, 2021 4:29 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Purdue Pharma Family Wins Bankruptcy Protection, Opioid Addicts Cannot Sue
Replies: 20
Views: 1070

Re: Purdue Pharma Family Wins Bankruptcy Protection, Opioid Addicts Cannot Sue

I agree with that. What I don't agree with is making the pharmaceutical company 100% responsible and make prescribing doctors 0% responsible. A lot of the problems of the US opioid epidemic were because of pill mills with corrupt doctors and pharmacists included in it. The DEA itself knew what was ...

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by luckyone
Thu Sep 16, 2021 3:07 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: VP Harris to California to campaign for Gavin Newsom
Replies: 164
Views: 7067

Re: VP Harris to California to campaign for Gavin Newsom

As another poster suggested, Newsom should be humbled by this recall election despite his margin of victory. He needs to find a balance as to many polices, and be very careful not to give political ammo to Republicans in his behaviors. Over 1/3 of voters wanted to fire him for issues from taxation ...

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by luckyone
Thu Sep 16, 2021 12:53 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: VP Harris to California to campaign for Gavin Newsom
Replies: 164
Views: 7067

Re: VP Harris to California to campaign for Gavin Newsom

At the end of the day the moderate democrats still supported Newsom. If they stepped up and supported Faulconer who fits the bill for the fair taxation and the other things you listed above. Elder never would have that type of lead. It's clear even the moderate republicans or democrats are not want...

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by luckyone
Wed Sep 15, 2021 1:30 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: VP Harris to California to campaign for Gavin Newsom
Replies: 164
Views: 7067

Re: VP Harris to California to campaign for Gavin Newsom

That's a real gut punch... This is how I feel tonight: California, you're nothing to me now. You're not a fellow, you're not a friend. I don't want to know you or what you do. It shouldn't be - there was absolutely no basis for believing recall would succeed, especially with the regular gubernatori...

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by luckyone
Sun Sep 12, 2021 11:59 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What happened to Denver?
Replies: 76
Views: 4508

Re: What happened to Denver?

Medical professionals are first to admit that their efforts end in vain, unless there is active participation on part of the addict. Btw, if said family members are so concerned about their less valuable member of society, why don't they help him off the street in the first place? Because at the en...

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by luckyone
Sun Sep 12, 2021 11:55 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What happened to Denver?
Replies: 76
Views: 4508

Re: What happened to Denver?

So if cheap goods are so great for America, why is our country experiencing unprecedented income inequality? Where are all the family sustaining jobs ? We want our companies to provide livable wages, family leave, health insurance, etc and then pay a large share of the US budget. And while your doi...

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by luckyone
Sat Sep 11, 2021 7:51 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What happened to Denver?
Replies: 76
Views: 4508

Re: What happened to Denver?

Didn't homelessness go hand in hand with joblessness, joblessness in the US started in the Reagan era when companies started to shut down manufacturing plants and exported production/jobs to low cost countries? Social dumping to provide increased profits fueled by corporate greed have a lot to do w...

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by luckyone
Thu Sep 09, 2021 11:19 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Does anyone else miss the Boeing 727?
Replies: 39
Views: 3325

Re: Does anyone else miss the Boeing 727?

My only 727 flight also happened to be my first flight. IAD-ATL in the summer of 1997. My grandmother took us to DC — up on the overnight Amtrak, back via plane. It was a very stormy day in DC and we were delayed several hours at Dulles (or at least it felt like several hours to my young self). I re...

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by luckyone
Thu Sep 09, 2021 8:41 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What happened to Denver?
Replies: 76
Views: 4508

Re: What happened to Denver?

We have a problem of cheaper, mass produced drugs that have really come into play the last 20 years. Couple that with rising costs of living in areas that historically were cheap (and sketchy) where people could rent for cheap, and have access to services. We tore down a great many of publicly subsi...

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by luckyone
Thu Sep 09, 2021 3:32 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Are four engine airliners harder to handle than twins?
Replies: 26
Views: 4156

Re: Are four engine airliners harder to handle than twins?

A former TWA 707 captain told me that the 707 could be a hand full because of all those engines. He said it was like a truck compared to the Convair 880 and the Boeing 727. He had no experience with twins though. Is that your experience too as someone who has flown four engine aircraft? Did he atte...

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by luckyone
Thu Sep 09, 2021 12:47 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Texas abortion law
Replies: 346
Views: 17207

Re: Texas abortion law

Guess what? Governor Abbott is going to eliminate rape! Texas Gov. Greg Abbott defends abortion law, says state will 'eliminate rape' Source: USA Today I’m guessing he’s from the clan of morons who believe you can only be raped by someone you don’t know. Or that there’s a finite number of rapists. ...

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by luckyone
Wed Sep 08, 2021 11:21 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why didn't IL-62's leading edge design become popular in commercial jets?
Replies: 14
Views: 5035

Re: Why didn't IL-62's leading edge design become popular in commercial jets?

The answer may also lie in looking at how many T-tails were newly designed after the IL-62 was put into service.

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by luckyone
Wed Sep 08, 2021 12:58 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: My "Solution" To The California Drought
Replies: 76
Views: 3335

Re: My "Solution" To The California Drought

Or how about we don’t populate with tens of millions of people and/or launch large scale agriculture in areas that require transporting water long distances from elsewhere…just a thought that served our ancestors well.

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by luckyone
Wed Sep 01, 2021 5:49 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Vaccine News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 3012
Views: 207696

Re: COVID-19 Vaccine News and Discussion Thread

My fiancée runs the pharmacy department of a major hospital in Westchester County, just north of NYC. I asked her about the breakdown of COVID admissions of vaccinated and unvaccinated patients, and she said that between 85%-90% of the hospitalizations in her hospital were unvaccinated. And of the ...

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by luckyone
Wed Sep 01, 2021 2:20 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - Q3 2021
Replies: 308
Views: 17155

Re: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - Q3 2021

Study Shows Natural Immunity To COVID Is Superior To Vaccination https://www.zerohedge.com/covid-19/ends-debate-israeli-study-shows-natural-immunity-13x-more-effective-vaccines-stopping At the very least, the results of the study are good news for patients who have already successfully battled COVI...

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by luckyone
Wed Aug 25, 2021 6:53 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Arizona Election Audit
Replies: 141
Views: 13206

Re: Arizona Election Audit

Of course not. The results are not what they wanted, so they will simply investigate what they want to find. They have the goal, now they just need to find evidence to get them there. Can I make a snark about fraud on steroids? What would be the response if the Dems demanded an audit of the guberna...

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by luckyone
Wed Aug 25, 2021 2:42 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Nirvana "Baby" suing for child pornography
Replies: 41
Views: 2184

Re: Nirvana "Baby" suing for child pornography

Agreed it will likely be thrown out. If he had done this at age 18 he would've had a better case. But who doesn't want their infantile winkie immortalized on the cover art for an overrated band fronted by a self-enchanted junkie that became a figurehead of the zeitgeist

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by luckyone
Mon Aug 23, 2021 6:32 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Why Can't I pump my own gas?
Replies: 70
Views: 3635

Re: Why Can't I pump my own gas?

On my recent adventures, I traveled many states on the east coast. I every state I was able to pump my own gas, except in New Jersey. It is illegal in NJ to do the thing I am forced to do should i hit a gas station on any border of NJ. In days past, i used to tell myself it was fine, because the ga...

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by luckyone
Sun Aug 22, 2021 3:55 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Ohio Rep. Mandel Grandstanding Against Military Vaccination
Replies: 10
Views: 965

Re: Ohio Rep. Mandel Grandstanding Against Military Vaccination

There are some religions like Jehovah’s Witness, Scientology, Amish, Christian Science etc. that do not accept interventions from modern medicine. But they accept being hospitalized when catching COVID? I think Jehovah's Witness and Christian Science followers can go to the hospital but they can no...

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by luckyone
Sun Aug 22, 2021 9:41 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Ohio Rep. Mandel Grandstanding Against Military Vaccination
Replies: 10
Views: 965

Re: Ohio Rep. Mandel Grandstanding Against Military Vaccination

dragon-wings wrote:
I think the military should be vaccinated. I mean you don't want to have a military conflict and have half the fighting force sick or dead from Covid.

Especially if it really is a Chinese bio weapon…


It also merits mention Mandel is not currently holding any elected office.

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by luckyone
Sat Aug 21, 2021 1:46 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your favorite self-hubbing connection?
Replies: 32
Views: 2009

Re: Your favorite self-hubbing connection?

I don’t get it, why complicate air travel more than it is. At the end of medical school I went to Italy with a few friends on a cliché shoestring backpacking trip -- we had a blast. I was living in Chicago at the time. Due to my credit card I had to use award miles with Alaska Airlines, and for wha...

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by luckyone
Thu Aug 19, 2021 7:25 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Taliban rapidly taking over Afghanistan.
Replies: 692
Views: 42904

Re: Taliban rapidly taking over Afghanistan.

Minor thing? We just had in the course of a week: Bay of Pigs, Saigon and now possibly the Teheran hostage crisis. And yet Biden goes on TV contradicts himself, or just plainly avoids talking about it whilst going on vacation and getting back. Right now, 25th amendment is the best course, even as I...

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by luckyone
Thu Aug 19, 2021 6:24 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Taliban rapidly taking over Afghanistan.
Replies: 692
Views: 42904

Re: Taliban rapidly taking over Afghanistan.

If they had any honor, they’d resign, full stop. Generals can be retired as majors. If Biden has to resign over this, then every president ever should've resigned. Looking at this objectively, this is just a minor thing. It doesn't affect our economy or security. No laws were broken. Yes, some mist...

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by luckyone
Thu Aug 19, 2021 4:03 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What does it take for Saudi Arabia to get 55 million international tourists by 2030?
Replies: 26
Views: 1899

Re: What does it take for Saudi Arabia to get 55 million international tourists by 2030?

Is the ban on non-Muslins visiting Mecca based on scripture, or is it a decision of the Saudi Kingdom? If the latter, then it could change, and many people, including me, would be interested in a visit. Whether it is or it isn't, it would be a MAJOR change to a lot of very conservative people. How ...

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by luckyone
Thu Aug 19, 2021 12:37 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What does it take for Saudi Arabia to get 55 million international tourists by 2030?
Replies: 26
Views: 1899

Re: What does it take for Saudi Arabia to get 55 million international tourists by 2030?

Western tourists may have more rights than the population. I remember they wanted to create a town for tourists with a more Western culture. These are my thoughts: - develop the tourism on the Red Sea. So it's at least as good as in Egypt. In winter the air and water is warmer than in Egypt. - crea...

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by luckyone
Thu Aug 19, 2021 11:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA: Possible seatback entertainment return.
Replies: 144
Views: 21446

Re: AA: Possible seatback entertainment return.

Speaking only for myself, I much prefer the seatback screen. Using my own device means that I have to deal with either the battery, a cord while it charges, finding some place to put the device because most aircraft do NOT have a seatback holder still, and ultimately it means having to buy something...

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