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by stlgph
Sat Jun 20, 2020 9:34 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 20 years on airliners.net
Replies: 36
Views: 1869

Re: 20 years on airliners.net

Say, did you ever rub your breasts with olive oil?

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by stlgph
Sat Jun 20, 2020 9:00 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Sears Tower in Chicago
Replies: 23
Views: 1304

Re: The Sears Tower in Chicago

Willis pays $1 million per year for the naming rights.

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by stlgph
Sat Jun 20, 2020 6:59 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Sears Tower in Chicago
Replies: 23
Views: 1304

Re: The Sears Tower in Chicago

Naming rights make me laugh. One of the few cases where it has caught on is the United Center in Chicago - which people probably at this point don't even remotely associate with United Airlines - they associate United Center with United Center. But yes, Sears Tower - a waste of money for Willis beca...

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by stlgph
Tue Jun 16, 2020 4:21 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: (Famous) Cities / Places / Sights Questions and Discussion Thread - 2020
Replies: 155
Views: 9658

Re: The Brooklyn Bridge in New York City

the Brooklyn Bridge is annoying. the Manhattan Bridge is much better with a lot less annoying idiots.

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by stlgph
Mon Jun 15, 2020 5:36 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Supreme court: Workers can't be fired for being gay or transgender
Replies: 70
Views: 3329

Re: Supreme court: Workers can't be fired for being gay or transgender

A no brainer ruling but at the end of the day, if an employer wants to terminate your position, an employer can still do just that through other ways and means.

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by stlgph
Mon Jun 15, 2020 5:49 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: "signature" songs of popular artists
Replies: 99
Views: 2694

Re: "signature" songs of popular artists

^^ And every so often you have an artist "brave" enough to leave one of their best known songs out of their sets. Like Seeger, for example, stopped doing "Night Moves" because he was tired of always "having to play it." Stevie Nicks on her last solo tour dropped "D...

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by stlgph
Mon Jun 15, 2020 12:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 621
Views: 60904

Re: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2020

CVG/STL on Southwest would be a nice little add to see and provide better opportunities to a number of cities in the midwest/east of Denver.

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by stlgph
Fri Jun 12, 2020 2:39 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: "signature" songs of popular artists
Replies: 99
Views: 2694

Re: "signature" songs of popular artists

Stevie Nicks - Edge of Seventeen - it's been the main set closer of all her solo tours Enya - Orinoco Flow Kylie Minogue - Can't Get You Out of My Head AC/DC - Shook Me All Night Long Celine Dion - My Heart Will Go On Berlin - Take My Breath Away Bruce Springsteen - Born to Run Depeche Mode - Enjoy ...

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by stlgph
Sat Jun 06, 2020 2:49 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airports named after people that died in plane crashes
Replies: 27
Views: 1149

Re: Airports named after people that died in plane crashes

Another...Richard Bong Airport in Superior, WI

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by stlgph
Sat Jun 06, 2020 11:41 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airports named after people that died in plane crashes
Replies: 27
Views: 1149

Re: Airports named after people that died in plane crashes

Love Field in Dallas

Stretching it out a tad...IND is the Weir Cook terminal...and Rick Husband Airport in Amarillo

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by stlgph
Wed Jun 03, 2020 6:53 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Invest in Airbus or Boeing
Replies: 27
Views: 2341

Re: Invest in Airbus or Boeing

if aviation is a hobby/strong interest of yours, i'd say stay away because you're just going to end up frustrated with your hobby and your wallet. also, these stocks are really something you don't want to just be in the game for for only 12 months. however, if you can put money in and absolutely hol...

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by stlgph
Tue Jun 02, 2020 5:57 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why are airport stores/eateries still closed?
Replies: 13
Views: 2087

Re: Why are airport stores/eateries still closed?

Simple top answer - business volumes are down. The answer behind that is a normal restaurant/eatery has a good 4-5 hours of food preparation work ahead of its opening. That's anywhere from 3 to 6...7...8 what have you making a good wage, $12/$15 or more per hour plus those in management cutting, sli...

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by stlgph
Tue Jun 02, 2020 4:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 621
Views: 60904

Re: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2020

Same thing kinda sorta with Delta in Indianapolis with next March/April's schedules.

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by stlgph
Sun May 31, 2020 2:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United eliminates 13 executive positions
Replies: 50
Views: 14202

Re: United eliminates 13 executive positions

Community Relations and Goodwill is important to just about any major corporation these days as it's more cost effective to retain good customers than acquire new ones.

Clearly some people here aren't cut out for true leadership positions but by all means, bitch and flame away.

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by stlgph
Thu May 28, 2020 7:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 607
Views: 59658

Re: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2020

Along with Paris, looks like Delta.com offerings include LGA, MCO, RDU, SLC, BOS, etc. etc. Didn't look or pinpoint and exact start date - and of course as we know - these could be holders for the future and come back and be axed at any time.

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by stlgph
Thu May 28, 2020 5:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA staff layoffs coming
Replies: 86
Views: 13218

Re: AA staff layoffs coming

That's cute to gripe and moan all you want about what you think how American Airlines should have been run for the past 15 years. But focusing back on the topic at hand: which looks like this: if you work for American Airlines, you have a good chance of having your pay cut and or losing your job alt...

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by stlgph
Thu May 28, 2020 2:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 621
Views: 60904

Re: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2020

NAACP believes Lambert only survives under city ownership and operationship with tax increases which will burden lower income residents, whom in St. Louis, are predominantly african-american.

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by stlgph
Tue May 26, 2020 8:22 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Updated: Hertz files for bankruptcy
Replies: 23
Views: 1847

Re: Updated: Hertz files for bankruptcy

It Hertz that it's a National trend that no one wants to Enterprise AVISit to the Alamo because they see the Advantage of being really Thrifty at spending their Dollar and keeping to their budget all while hoping to Payless.

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by stlgph
Tue May 26, 2020 8:17 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Crowded Pool Party in the Ozarks
Replies: 60
Views: 2826

Re: Crowded Pool Party in the Ozarks

I hear you. You can put me in the "I'm done" category as well - not because I have any disrespect for the initiatives or the programs trying to combat this whole thing, but being in Illinois, it's still shut down while Indiana, Missouri and Iowa are wide open - not sure where Kentucky stan...

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by stlgph
Tue May 26, 2020 8:07 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Crowded Pool Party in the Ozarks
Replies: 60
Views: 2826

Re: Crowded Pool Party in the Ozarks

I was at a lake in Indiana this past weekend crowded with people from Indiana, Illinois and Michigan. All that stuff we've been doing for the past 2 months about wearing masks staying apart and not having orgies and having communal food and all that....? none of that was happening. Boats were packed...

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by stlgph
Tue May 26, 2020 7:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 621
Views: 60904

Re: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2020

Also, apparently the public information manager at the airport Jeff Lea left to go to MSP. I wasn't aware of that. It will be interesting to see how open his replacement is with info. Jeff seemed like a good guy but he was really tight lipped with anything. Position was posted 2-3 months ago, searc...

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by stlgph
Sun May 24, 2020 5:52 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 44% of Republicans believe in Bill Gates microchip vaccine conspiracy.
Replies: 44
Views: 2133

Re: 44% of Republicans believe in Bill Gates microchip vaccine conspiracy.

It just goes to show a lot of people are in desperate need of getting laid.

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by stlgph
Fri May 22, 2020 8:39 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airline Business Questions
Replies: 15
Views: 1426

Re: Airline Business Questions

More on #3 - before all "this" I saw it happening at JFK a lot. Cathay Pacific would usually come in unload and headed back out to Hong Kong for another 15-16 hour journey within 2 hours. Sometimes their schedules were 1 hr. 45 minute turns. While now 16 hours, Turkish Airlines, China East...

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by stlgph
Fri May 22, 2020 7:45 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airline industry without 9/11
Replies: 11
Views: 1461

Re: Airline industry without 9/11

I imagine some of the practices you see today would have been implemented eventual in some, shape, or form, even if limited to specific instances and places. For example - take the current LGA ... trying to get to Concourse B is bad enough as it is with just the passenger flow through there. Add 10 ...

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by stlgph
Fri May 22, 2020 7:39 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Only 5% of Americans Intend to Travel ANYWHERE For Memorial Day Weekend
Replies: 15
Views: 1175

Re: Only 5% of Americans Intend to Travel ANYWHERE For Memorial Day Weekend

^^^^
There's a third variable in business travel - the other business wanting to accept travelers and in-person interaction.

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by stlgph
Thu May 21, 2020 12:35 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Are there still American cities with police foot patrols ?
Replies: 13
Views: 1011

Re: Are there still American cities with police foot patrols ?

Indianapolis and St Louis

A number of cities keep undercover patrols on feet.

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by stlgph
Wed May 20, 2020 6:24 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: HYPOTHETICAL: If AA goes under...
Replies: 16
Views: 1266

Re: HYPOTHETICAL: If AA goes under...

The better deal if it reaches that point would be a pre-packaged Chapter 11 deal saving time and money in reorganization costs and operations under protection, since right now the biggest problem is income cash flow. A pre-packaged Chapter 11 filing would open up paths to renegotiating debt with cre...

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by stlgph
Tue May 19, 2020 6:56 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The end of the World, perhaps.
Replies: 24
Views: 1932

Re: The end of the World, perhaps.

Look at the bright side, at least when we're all gone aliens will come across Starman and realize missing out on humans wasn't a big loss for them.

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by stlgph
Tue May 19, 2020 5:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 621
Views: 60904

Re: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2020

I've never heard of a bundle with club access before - but something along those lines sounds like a smart move for the time being.

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by stlgph
Thu May 14, 2020 9:16 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: America Trans Air question
Replies: 11
Views: 1556

Re: America Trans Air question

All my ATA experiences were great. You could definitely tell a different "vibe" among the more "senior" crews in terms of working together and just a little bit more overall friendliness - probably attributed to spending many years on the job together and probably starting at the...

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by stlgph
Mon May 11, 2020 7:49 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airports that can be accessed on foot vs airports that can only be accessed by car / train
Replies: 70
Views: 3643

Re: Airports that can be accessed on foot vs airports that can only be accessed by car / train

Possible, but a total pain in the ass to get to LGA by foot and probably not something someone would voluntarily. But an option when everything was under construction and traffic was backed up down the GCP for miles - it was obvious to take the backroads through Queens out to the hotels by LGA and t...

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by stlgph
Sun May 10, 2020 6:45 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Little Richard: Rock 'n' roll pioneer dies
Replies: 7
Views: 401

Re: Little Richard: Rock 'n' roll pioneer dies

^^

For me, it was his appearance in the movie "Down and Out in Beverly Hills"

That was great.

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by stlgph
Thu May 07, 2020 10:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Time for the airlines to restart advertising
Replies: 114
Views: 10331

Re: Time for the airlines to restart advertising

agree with above, outside of social media and emails, no need to spend money on advertising. It would serve no purpose and bring in no real revenue. Wholeheartedly disagree. They need to begin advertising through mainstream media channels, TV, Radio and Print. You don't advertise just to advertise....

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by stlgph
Thu May 07, 2020 2:11 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - May 2020
Replies: 435
Views: 23617

Re: Coronavirus Non Aviation Thread - May 2020

https://twitter.com/axlrose/status/1258161648184905728
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That moment when Axl Rose, Steven Mnuchin and Patricia Arquette shared time together on Twitter.

https://twitter.com/axlrose/status/1258161648184905728

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by stlgph
Wed May 06, 2020 9:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Time for the airlines to restart advertising
Replies: 114
Views: 10331

Re: Time for the airlines to restart advertising

Advertising right now is a 'no-no' - especially when you are in the news cycles for all the wrong reasons.

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by stlgph
Tue May 05, 2020 6:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 607
Views: 59658

Re: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2020

I assume some airport vendors are still closed? Or are they starting to re-open in alliance with the state re-opening phases/plan and some flights gradually coming back on the schedule. Anyone have more insight?

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by stlgph
Mon May 04, 2020 9:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 621
Views: 60904

Re: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2020

J...these are older, dating back to the TWA and AA hub days.

I was wondering if C9 became a "thing" when AA started going RJ happy and the initial hub reduction allowing more space for parking.

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by stlgph
Sun May 03, 2020 7:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 607
Views: 59658

Re: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2020

Couple of possibiities on UA - 1 - That's the schedule and that's just going to be the way it is given the rest of their network for that time 2 - That's what they've currently been able to figure out logistics wise given fleet groundings and other considerations 3 - As we know, this situation is ch...

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by stlgph
Sun May 03, 2020 6:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 621
Views: 60904

Re: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2020

What's up with the inconsistences for diagrams/charts for Concourse C? I was on a random website the other day ... as I was just floating randomly through the internet, some charts had Gates C9, C15, C21 listed, others skip from C7 to C23, another has C17, then C15, 17, then 23. You go to Google map...

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by stlgph
Sat May 02, 2020 6:25 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Future Trips In Your Mind For "After This Is All Over"
Replies: 5
Views: 673

Re: Future Trips In Your Mind For "After This Is All Over"

Going on the notion it'll be possible come December, I'm starting to look at getting back into going to Europe and continuing the tour of Christmas markets. Have already done a number in Germany, Ireland and Paris. Thinking this year of doing it for a week and touring the Baltic states or trekking a...

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by stlgph
Tue Apr 28, 2020 5:58 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Just for grins, I priced an AS tag-on...
Replies: 8
Views: 1932

Re: Just for grins, I priced an AS tag-on...

same deal IND/STL.
$400 roundtrip.

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by stlgph
Mon Apr 27, 2020 6:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 607
Views: 59658

Re: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2020

Allegiant: has flights on their website from May 1. You'll have to go and just poke around on the booking option yourself to find out what they're offering. Surprised Vegas is on the list since it's still pretty much closed. Although flights are as low as $29 one way and fares are incredibly cheap t...

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by stlgph
Mon Apr 27, 2020 4:46 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Quarantine — How are you keeping sane?
Replies: 59
Views: 2834

Re: Quarantine — How are you keeping sane?

In agreement with Kno - I do cook breakfast, lunch and dinner every day, mostly, as I try to eat out for 2 meals a week to give business to local restaurants. In cooking, I generally challenge myself with at least 2 new recipes a week either being a finger food, appetizer, entree or a dessert. I do ...

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by stlgph
Sun Apr 26, 2020 4:52 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Quarantine will reduce crime?
Replies: 15
Views: 846

Re: Quarantine will reduce crime?

A simple Google news search brings up a number of stories across the country of reported break-ins of cars, houses and of businesses/properties during COVID-19 closures. Robberies and assaults are up in NYC. https://www.google.com/search?q=car+break+ins+increase+during+covid+19&rlz=1C1JZAP_enUS7...

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by stlgph
Sun Apr 26, 2020 4:26 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Long haul vs short haul emotions
Replies: 4
Views: 528

Re: Long haul vs short haul emotions

From my perspective, I, too definitely is an atmospheric difference - the service, the offerings, the meals, etc. and I'm a person that if the fare is good enough I'm perfectly happy in coach - especially if I'm on an airline that offers the upgraded meal service a la LOT, Air France, Aer Lingus, et...

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by stlgph
Mon Apr 20, 2020 4:35 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Oklahoma - 25 Years Ago 19th April
Replies: 17
Views: 679

Re: Oklahoma - 25 Years Ago 19th April

DLFREEBIRD wrote:
omg, is it just me, but the cluelessness of one poster is totally ruining this board.


you think these posts are bad, you should see the ones about civil aviation.

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by stlgph
Mon Apr 20, 2020 4:32 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your Hotel Experience: The Ritz-Carlton
Replies: 27
Views: 2080

Re: Your Hotel Experience: The Ritz-Carlton

Stayed at a few - Cleveland, Los Angeles, Dallas, Philadelphia, Washington DC, Denver, New Orleans, Chicago, and St. Louis. (some for works, other visits explained in a minute) Generally well-oiled machines when it comes to service and catering to your needs and definitely worth splurging if you can...

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by stlgph
Sat Apr 18, 2020 7:31 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: (Famous) Cities / Places / Sights Questions and Discussion Thread - 2020
Replies: 155
Views: 9658

Re: Pier 97 in New York City to Be Transformed Into a Park

Pier 25, 45, 46, 62, 63, 64, 87 and 96, less so since it's not that convenient to really get to, kind of like its adjacent Pier 97.

West Harlem piers

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