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by stlgph
Mon Oct 15, 2018 2:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: STL air service discussion - 2018
Replies: 1178
Views: 87168

Re: STL air service discussion - 2018

Hell, if I was running WOW Air, I'd call up Apple Vacations and offer them a plane for the 3 months flying loops in and out of the Caribbean.

That'd be....*WOW*.

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by stlgph
Mon Oct 15, 2018 2:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: STL air service discussion - 2018
Replies: 1178
Views: 87168

Re: STL air service discussion - 2018

Not thinking much of it until it comes in that it's definitely dropped for good. In February and March, where are people in St. Louis headed? They're going skiing or to south Florida or the Caribbean for the beaches. A suspension during this time period, while a bummer, shouldn't be too much of a su...

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by stlgph
Mon Oct 15, 2018 1:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WW ending STL
Replies: 46
Views: 4825

Re: WW ending STL (for now)

Cancellation or suspension?


Remember, if your mother says she loves you, check it out.

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by stlgph
Sun Oct 14, 2018 10:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What is Deltas plan for CLT?
Replies: 48
Views: 5856

Re: What is Deltas plan for CLT?

Wouldn't be surprised to see a DL lounge through. Its an important enough financial center to justify a premium travel experience. It does appear that DL has been going after the financial services crowd though with the increases they have put through in the NYC-CLT market. I didn’t realize that LG...

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by stlgph
Sat Oct 13, 2018 10:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: STL air service discussion - 2018
Replies: 1178
Views: 87168

Re: STL air service discussion - 2018

Is STL-BOS only served by WN? If so, I bet F9 STL-PVD would do well. Yep, just WN. That is the one route I am surprised DL or JetBlue hasn't picked up also. WN keeps adding capacity to it though, which probably doesn't help one of the others start it. The fares are high on it for nonstop compared t...

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by stlgph
Sat Oct 13, 2018 5:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: STL air service discussion - 2018
Replies: 1178
Views: 87168

Re: STL air service discussion - 2018

Any shots of our new friends Sun Country sitting nice and pretty on the tarmac?

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by stlgph
Sat Oct 13, 2018 5:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 2000
Views: 118472

Re: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2018

Delta is purposely not matching the $600 other fares offered by other carriers just to fly the IND/CDG segment in order to avoid filling the plane with lower fares and keeping seats open for those willing to pay say $1400/$1500 to fly to *through* Paris on their way Frankfurt, Amsterdam, Munich, etc...

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by stlgph
Fri Oct 12, 2018 9:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 2000
Views: 118472

Re: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2018

A few things 1. Love the Civic Plaza mock up. I had always thought something of "that" nature, marking A & B in a bigger, bolder way was something that was forgotten in the original design. 2. Delta adding Denver down the road could be a nice, totally unexpected surprise. 3. A second S...

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by stlgph
Fri Oct 12, 2018 4:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Management shake up at Alaska Air Group
Replies: 69
Views: 9410

Re: Management shake up at Alaska Air Group

Bayer is laying off around 2,000 people for the same reason.

I guess that means JetBlue is going to buy them, too.

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by stlgph
Fri Oct 12, 2018 4:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Air Lines Announces 2018 September Quarter Profit
Replies: 45
Views: 7224

Re: Delta Air Lines Announces 2018 September Quarter Profit

Nice quarter. Looks like passengers don't mind paying more for premium tickets (a 20% increase in premium product ticket revenue for DA). Let's see how other airlines report. https://news.alphastreet.com/us-airline-stocks-set-to-report-third-quarter-earnings-heres-what-to-expect/ The 'basic economy...

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by stlgph
Wed Oct 10, 2018 2:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways loses New York crown to low cost rival Norwegian
Replies: 98
Views: 16300

Re: British Airways loses New York crown to low cost rival Norwegian

You're all missing the point here.

This isn't about Norwegian vs. British Airways.

This is about Norwegian doing what it is doing and continues to do, and hasn't vanished from the skies.

Norwegian is no longer in the "oh, aren't they cute" category.

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by stlgph
Tue Oct 09, 2018 3:51 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: $19 Minimum Wage Coming to NYC Airports
Replies: 33
Views: 1481

Re: $19 Minimum Wage Coming to NYC Airports

I really dont think minimum wages should be legal. Let true fee market capitalism determine wages. Minimum wages eventually lead to lower job growth. Wouldn't work. No one would take a job believing they have/are entitled to a higher worth than the realistic wage and you'd just have a ton of people...

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by stlgph
Tue Oct 09, 2018 3:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 2000
Views: 118472

Re: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2018

Should have been clear - I was referring to high schools/middle schools, more specifically than the colleges. I have several friends in Indiana who are taking the kids and getting out of town on fall break because they were so busy with sports and stuff in the summer. Hell, one of them said they're ...

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by stlgph
Tue Oct 09, 2018 2:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 2000
Views: 118472

Re: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2018

Fall Break is the new "in" thing for when all the kiddies are busy playing sports in the summer.
And a good time for college visits.

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by stlgph
Tue Oct 09, 2018 2:41 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Latest thing that millennials are killing off...
Replies: 24
Views: 1340

Re: Latest thing that millennials are killing off...

...is Club 18-30 Yes, the days of flying to Magaluf or Falariki, with partying until 5 in the morning, sex with the rep in the pool and drinking enough to literally poach one's liver are over. Thomas Cook has announced that is retiring the brand with its slogan of "Beaver España", as it h...

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by stlgph
Mon Oct 08, 2018 4:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rethinking LGA Airport
Replies: 72
Views: 7188

Re: Rethinking LGA Airport

and we've reached a new low.

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by stlgph
Mon Oct 08, 2018 5:42 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airports with the best one-seat ride to downtown??
Replies: 88
Views: 3389

Re: Airports with the best one-seat ride to downtown??

mtnwest1979 wrote:
STL light rail has stations at both terminals and easy ride to town. Frequent and takes aboit 35 minutes.


On paper yes, but the MetroLink is so crime ridden, it's not worth it.

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by stlgph
Thu Oct 04, 2018 8:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: STL air service discussion - 2018
Replies: 1178
Views: 87168

Re: STL air service discussion - 2018

TVNWZ wrote:
Yes. T2. Very Slow. Every time.


Funny. A few months ago I mentioned about expanding security lines in T2 and was promptly told it wasn't necessary.

:?

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by stlgph
Thu Oct 04, 2018 4:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: STL air service discussion - 2018
Replies: 1178
Views: 87168

Re: STL air service discussion - 2018

TVNWZ wrote:
That current jam is more about the slowest TSA screening I experience than anywhere else I go. S. L. O. W.


Where? Terminal 2?

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by stlgph
Tue Oct 02, 2018 4:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: STL air service discussion - 2018
Replies: 1178
Views: 87168

Re: STL air service discussion - 2018

Because why ask why?

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by stlgph
Tue Oct 02, 2018 3:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: STL air service discussion - 2018
Replies: 1178
Views: 87168

Re: STL air service discussion - 2018

A hammer and nails could solve all the problems. At least with a swap here, it'd be pretty much on the same building, campus. You have airports like LGA where JetBlue and Alaska just took off overnight to the Marine Terminal, causing a massive cluster. Then several airlines have split operations at ...

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by stlgph
Mon Oct 01, 2018 8:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: STL air service discussion - 2018
Replies: 1178
Views: 87168

Re: STL air service discussion - 2018

Just throwing this one out there....in hindsight, I'm kind of surprised Southwest didn't do something completely out of left field - such as propose a terminal swap. I have heard they were offered that a couple years ago and said no. Probably don't want to give up a terminal all to themselves. Then...

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by stlgph
Mon Oct 01, 2018 8:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue to add Basic Economy product. Company “success is at risk” if not matches others
Replies: 179
Views: 15749

Re: JetBlue to add Basic Economy product. Company “success is at risk” if not matches others

A sign of weakness by JetBlue. IMO they will not survive as an independent carrier in the long term. Pretty much. So funny how every time in the past I said JetBlue had to do more than just one trick pony it with "MINT" service on every route possible, I was told I was an idiot. But hey, ...

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by stlgph
Mon Oct 01, 2018 8:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: STL air service discussion - 2018
Replies: 1178
Views: 87168

Re: STL air service discussion - 2018

I'm thinking not everyone would make the move. United, Delta, Air Canada would stay put. Frontier, Cape Air, American, and now Sun Country, would make the move over. Southwest would just have C all to itself. Sure, Southwest gave us Terminal 2, but real estate is real estate. Nothing a couple of ren...

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by stlgph
Mon Oct 01, 2018 7:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 2000
Views: 118472

Re: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2018

???
Again, you can't offer a pool of funds and then have discrimination.

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by stlgph
Mon Oct 01, 2018 7:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: STL air service discussion - 2018
Replies: 1178
Views: 87168

Re: STL air service discussion - 2018

Just throwing this one out there....in hindsight, I'm kind of surprised Southwest didn't do something completely out of left field - such as propose a terminal swap.

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by stlgph
Mon Oct 01, 2018 7:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 2000
Views: 118472

Re: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2018

It's not their choice. They are on the team who decides where the next targets for int'l flights will be: https://www.ibj.com/articles/70657-20m-in-state-incentives-targeted-to-help-airport-lure-international-flights The IEDC is in charge of the incentive money and they're in charge of the negotiat...

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by stlgph
Mon Oct 01, 2018 7:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 2000
Views: 118472

Re: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2018

"inside information.....companies backing a potential route.....huh? Do you have any idea how much it costs an airline to fly from IND to Asia and back nonstop? Then multiply that by frequency. How many IND companies are sending 1 person per day to a single location in Asia? " Out of its ...

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by stlgph
Sun Sep 30, 2018 7:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: New Sun Country Airlines Route
Replies: 36
Views: 6030

Re: New Sun Country Airlines Route

Could see a similar service ran out of Duluth, particularly in the winter months. Doubt it, we couldn't even keep G4 service. Also, people here are conditioned to driving to MSP (easy drive on I-35) and there are 16 shuttles a day. I currently do a mix of driving to MSP and flying out of DLH. Also,...

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by stlgph
Sun Sep 30, 2018 4:55 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airport announcement/staff in different languages
Replies: 15
Views: 608

Re: Airport announcement/staff in different languages

I was surprised when flying Aer Lingus to Munich through Dublin there were not any announcements in German outside of playing a pre-recorded German safety announcement.

The flight attendants didn't appear to speak German, either, with one even play the point and order game from the cart.

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by stlgph
Sun Sep 30, 2018 3:48 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Most Attractive Commercial Airline Livery
Replies: 46
Views: 3117

Re: Most Attractive Commercial Airline Livery

If/when they get off the ground, I look forward to seeing if Bamboo Airways lives up to the proposed artwork.

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by stlgph
Sun Sep 30, 2018 3:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 2000
Views: 118472

Re: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2018

we're the Indianapolis airport, we landed a very very coveted route service for an airport of our class, but by all means, we're less than 6 months in and let's just do what we can to screw this all up rather than court this thing. that's the spirit. now, if Delta or KLM wants to come in with some r...

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by stlgph
Sat Sep 29, 2018 10:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 2000
Views: 118472

Re: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2018

That's nice. Still doesn't say they're not going after Europe. Still doesn't give them the choice on who comes in. Again, IND/CDG is less than 6 months old. Let it work and prove itself. Tossing another $20m out there right now doesn't make any sense. Give it 18-24 months. Again, If it fails, it's j...

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by stlgph
Sat Sep 29, 2018 9:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 2000
Views: 118472

Re: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2018

It's not their choice.

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by stlgph
Sat Sep 29, 2018 9:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 2000
Views: 118472

Re: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2018

Europe is not off the table.

And even still, if CDG-IND tanks and you're out and about tossing around millions in play money for crap that isn't working, or given a chance to prove itself before moving on to the next level, it does nothing to help the 10 year plan.

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by stlgph
Sat Sep 29, 2018 8:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 2000
Views: 118472

Re: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2018

Money and resources, for now, would be better spent on supporting CDG-IND. If it doesn't work and gets axed, that will cause some problems with every political hack in the area interested in city and county politics. Give it at least 18 months, if not the full two years, then start in.

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by stlgph
Sat Sep 29, 2018 8:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: New Sun Country Airlines Route
Replies: 36
Views: 6030

Re: New Sun Country Airlines Route

Could see a similar service ran out of Duluth, particularly in the winter months.

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by stlgph
Sat Sep 29, 2018 8:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 2000
Views: 118472

Re: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2018

https://www.ibj.com/articles/70657-20m-in-state-incentives-targeted-to-help-airport-lure-international-flights Interesting read Sent from my SM-G950U using Tapatalk Ambition is one thing, and I'm happy to see the IND airport do well, but at this time, I feel this is them getting ahead of themselves.

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by stlgph
Fri Sep 28, 2018 1:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 2000
Views: 118472

Re: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2018

Huge fan of the Delta studio movie offerings when flying domestic, and a huge fan of the Southwest movie offerings when flying domestic. While Delta charges for bags, the movies are free. While Southwest charges for the movies, the bags are free. I suspect in the next 2-3 years we'll see Southwest &...

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by stlgph
Sat Sep 22, 2018 11:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN's Next Schedule Extension Due Out Sept 27, 2018
Replies: 125
Views: 11798

Re: WN's Next Schedule Extension Due Out Sept 27, 2018

yay! this again!

my guesses --

8 times daily between Chicago Midway and wherever Mamma Mia 2 was filmed.

and 1 daily from Spokane.

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by stlgph
Sat Sep 22, 2018 6:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Employee Accuses/Sues WN for Whites Only Break Room at HOU
Replies: 62
Views: 11445

Re: Employee Accuses/Sues WN for Whites Only Break Room at HOU

I'm not dismissing the lawsuit as a bunch of b.s., after all, the old saying goes "if your mother says she loves you, check it out," but I just can't help but feel given the nature of this website, and others, if such a break room was to exist at Hobby airport, it would have made the round...

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by stlgph
Fri Sep 21, 2018 9:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest vs. Wall Street
Replies: 49
Views: 4856

Re: Southwest vs. Wall Street

We all know that Southwest is not charging bag fees while everyone else does. The reason everyone else does - according to many A.netters - is that Wall Street forces the others to do so. Then why does Wall Street not force Southwest to start charging bag fees? After all, Southwest must "obvio...

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by stlgph
Tue Sep 18, 2018 8:42 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Diane Feinstein is a Dispicable Person
Replies: 122
Views: 2983

Re: Diane Feinstein is a Dispicable Person

d-e-s-p-i-c-a-b-l-e

I'm sure Ms. Feinstein can spell, especially her own name, which is D-i-a-n-n-e.

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by stlgph
Sun Sep 16, 2018 6:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: STL air service discussion - 2018
Replies: 1178
Views: 87168

Re: STL air service discussion - 2018

No complaints about Delta Connection CRJ7/9 here. I've found it to be comfortable and usually get a movie in on the Delta studio on my phone.

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by stlgph
Sun Sep 16, 2018 6:48 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: 2 Hr connection in WAW, is that enough?
Replies: 6
Views: 491

Re: 2 Hr connection in WAW, is that enough?

I'd look and see when some of the other flights are coming in. I've come in from JFK on the 787, arriving roughly at the same time as the LOT flight from Chicago, Toronto, and a Qatar Airways from Doha. It was a good hour to get through passport control and then a second security check with the crow...

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by stlgph
Fri Sep 14, 2018 8:15 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: If DUB & EI transatlantic was to massively expand?
Replies: 6
Views: 361

Re: If DUB & EI transatlantic was to massively expand?

Probably everywhere they dont now.

What a concept.

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by stlgph
Fri Sep 14, 2018 3:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 2000
Views: 118472

Re: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2018

fedex1 wrote:
Why would Delta go daily in April? Wasn’t it suppose to start daily in May or end of May?


Easter
2nd quarter business travel
Spring leisure travel

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by stlgph
Wed Sep 12, 2018 1:55 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: SY Looking For Larger HQ.
Replies: 9
Views: 1857

Re: SY Looking For Larger HQ.

gee, growing company ...needs more space for office operations. What a concept.

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by stlgph
Tue Sep 11, 2018 11:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: EI to MSP and YUL in 2019
Replies: 176
Views: 10537

Re: Aer Lingus rumor - announcement 9/12

If it is MSP, I just don’t see how it will work. Also, with DL always defending their fortress hubs, expect them to announce MSP-DUB. There is no way Delta will let EI succeed on the route. I think you are confusing your statement with Northwest Airlines. They would have defended MSP to the bitter ...

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by stlgph
Mon Sep 10, 2018 10:14 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The correct AC/DC song
Replies: 21
Views: 559

Re: The correct AC/DC song

nothing stops a room quite like You Shook Me All Night Long

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