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by Alias1024
Tue Apr 13, 2021 12:17 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Strange business names
Replies: 29
Views: 1056

Re: Strange business names

There’s a restaurant in Barcelona that I’ll have to modify for community standards: My F***ing Restaurant

Another odd one is a window treatments company called ‘I’m The Blind Lady’

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by Alias1024
Mon Apr 12, 2021 1:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Logo for Mexico City airport
Replies: 17
Views: 2720

Re: Logo for Mexico City airport

I’m not an aerospace engineer, but shouldn’t that plane have main landing gear? Nose gear only seems like a poor design.

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by Alias1024
Mon Apr 05, 2021 11:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sunday April-04 Delta Cancellations?
Replies: 96
Views: 13452

Re: Sunday Delta Cancellations?

How come airlines furloughed any crew If all the salaries got bailed out anyways? Now they are going to have to retrain everyone AGAIN less than a year later CARES/PSP didn't cover 100% of salaries and furloughs were only done during the non-covered periods between the first and second round. For e...

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by Alias1024
Mon Apr 05, 2021 3:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sunday April-04 Delta Cancellations?
Replies: 96
Views: 13452

Re: Sunday Delta Cancellations?

[ Well yes, but DL's avoiding use of furloughs wasn't something that UA, AA, AS, Hawaiian, Spirit or Allegiant managed to achieve. They all used involuntary layoffs. It's common to ask for the head of the CEO - very European, really, demonstrating that employees just refuse to be led - but this is ...

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by Alias1024
Sun Apr 04, 2021 6:59 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Financial Question / Input
Replies: 18
Views: 1297

Re: Financial Question / Input

Along with Marcus, SoFi does a good amount of debt consolidation business. They’re known for student loan consolidation, but they do other loans as well. Another possibility is a local credit union if OP is already a member. A lot of the smaller ones frankly suck at underwriting. With interest rates...

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by Alias1024
Sun Apr 04, 2021 3:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA SEA Long-Haul Ops
Replies: 85
Views: 18928

Re: AA SEA Long-Haul Ops

Is navigating SEA really a pain? Getting from the FIS to the N-gates means you take a couple of trains, but it only takes like 10 minutes. The N-gates do not have any access to the FIS facility at SEA, unless you bus them there. It doesn't take long, but I've directed many passengers confused by th...

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by Alias1024
Sat Apr 03, 2021 10:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA SEA Long-Haul Ops
Replies: 85
Views: 18928

Re: AA SEA Long-Haul Ops

Is navigating SEA really a pain? Getting from the FIS to the N-gates means you take a couple of trains, but it only takes like 10 minutes. The N-gates do not have any access to the FIS facility at SEA, unless you bus them there. It doesn't take long, but I've directed many passengers confused by th...

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by Alias1024
Fri Apr 02, 2021 10:22 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: modern maintenance and lawyers
Replies: 7
Views: 1599

Re: modern maintenance and lawyers

I’d suggest not letting lawyers perform maintenance unless they are also certified to maintain aircraft.

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by Alias1024
Fri Apr 02, 2021 3:54 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Financial Question / Input
Replies: 18
Views: 1297

Re: Financial Question / Input

Best rate I could get is 15% but credit card is 24.99% That's huge! If you can lower the interest rate by 10% that will make it far easier to pay off as more of your monthly payments go to principal instead of interest. As others have said though, be sure not to give in to the temptation to run up ...

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by Alias1024
Wed Mar 24, 2021 3:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why did AA close their BNA hub?
Replies: 142
Views: 16886

Re: Why did AA close their BNA hub?

since it will be illuminating for the thread OP I’ll list out those other cities you mention along with RDU. STL slots in right after CLT at 22nd. MSP is again 55% larger. CVG sits at 28th with MSP 87% larger. CLE is 31st and MSP is 100% larger. BNA is 34th and MSP is 104% larger. RDU is 44th and M...

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by Alias1024
Sun Mar 21, 2021 4:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why did AA close their BNA hub?
Replies: 142
Views: 16886

Re: Why did AA close their BNA hub?

It would have served the function of CLT in the pre-merger AA network. Sub-optimally. CLT being further east helps a lot for North-South traffic . There's a reason no one really has a hub in mid country midsize cities anymore. BNA, STL, CVG, MEM, CLE.... MSP bucking that trend big time! MSP is far ...

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by Alias1024
Sun Mar 21, 2021 12:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why did AA close their BNA hub?
Replies: 142
Views: 16886

Re: Why did AA close their BNA hub?

The short answer is that AA saw better opportunities to deploy their limited resources. For example strengthening MIA and DFW. It was a money loser and AA closed it to stem the losses. Would BNA have been profitable without RDU? It’s a hypothetical that nobody truly knows the answer to, but I can’t ...

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by Alias1024
Mon Mar 08, 2021 10:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Fleet/Network Thread - 2021
Replies: 1086
Views: 118036

Re: Southwest Announces BLI, EUG, MYR

reednavy wrote:
One has to think the addition of BTV is going to pop this year with the onslaught of announcements.


It has to be on the radar. Similar cross border traffic potential as BLI, and while BTV isn’t close to a Seattle sized metro, it’s relative isolation means it won’t leak traffic to a SEA either.

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by Alias1024
Fri Mar 05, 2021 6:08 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Recall of CA Governor Newsom
Replies: 18
Views: 951

Re: Recall of CA Governor Newsom

It’s worth mentioning that this is the 6th attempt to recall Gavin Newsom since he took office. In that time there have also been failed recall attempts against the Lieutenant Governor, Attorney General (twice), Secretary of State, State Treasurer, Insurance Commissioner, State Controller, and State...

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by Alias1024
Tue Mar 02, 2021 11:31 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Mask Mandate in Texas Lifted
Replies: 145
Views: 5921

Re: Mask Mandate in Texas Lifted

Y'all come to Texas! Between our handling of the winter storm that broke the state and throwing front line workers under the bus, living here is 2 die for! Don't think the two are unrelated. Abbott needs something to take the attention away from the State's abysmal handling of the winter storm. Thi...

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by Alias1024
Mon Mar 01, 2021 3:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Network Thread - 2021
Replies: 509
Views: 45306

Re: Delta Network Thread - 2021

The A220 will be an optimal aircraft to start LAX-BDL LAX-JAX Perhaps they can restart LAX-CMH with the same aircraft? Since LÁTAM & DL will have an expanding JV, how feasible is it for LAX-MIA to come back with a D1 757? Regarding a new international VFR market, LAX-MLM with a A319 or A220 ? S...

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by Alias1024
Sun Feb 28, 2021 4:28 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Inappropriate Multitasking
Replies: 14
Views: 1198

Re: Inappropriate Multitasking

I wonder if this surgery was unscheduled? Like something that needed to be done right now and he was the one on call to perform it? Then he should have worked something out with the hospital to have another doctor be on call, or with the court to move the hearing to a day he was free from work resp...

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by Alias1024
Sun Feb 28, 2021 8:25 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Ligthning Strikes.
Replies: 12
Views: 2433

Re: Ligthning Strikes.

Had one as an FO on approach to SLC. It hit basically right over my head and made one heck of a loud pop. Screens flickered momentarily but otherwise no issues. McD built them strong. The other was as a passenger on a Southwest flight going into DTW in a snow storm. I happened to be looking out the ...

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by Alias1024
Sun Feb 28, 2021 1:08 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Inappropriate Multitasking
Replies: 14
Views: 1198

Inappropriate Multitasking

https://www.sacbee.com/news/local/article249549993.html
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There are times multitasking is acceptable. Making a video conferencing appearance in court while performing surgery probably isn’t one.

https://www.sacbee.com/news/local/article249549993.html

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by Alias1024
Tue Feb 23, 2021 7:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta vs. Alaska During Seattle Snow
Replies: 62
Views: 8598

Re: Delta vs. Alaska During Seattle Snow

You get more rationalizations about airport land area. Sure, ATL is bigger - but the flight count (2019 'normal' anyway) is a lot bigger, too. Excuses - not performance. As for Seattle melting down in snow - you got an example how it's possible to melt down a little less. Atlanta isn’t very good in...

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by Alias1024
Sat Feb 20, 2021 10:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA328 engine explosion at DEN
Replies: 600
Views: 107462

Re: UA328 engine explosion at DEN

The front fell off!

In all seriousness, nice job by the crew getting it back on the ground.

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by Alias1024
Wed Feb 17, 2021 7:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 2/16/2021:AA Add PHX-ACV/BZN/CID/IDA,CLTAZS,DFWIDA,LAX-DRO/MSO,MIA-PBM/TLV;NK +CAKMYR;UA Cut HAV,Add HNLSNA
Replies: 78
Views: 12580

Re: OAG Changes 2/16/2021:AA Add PHX-ACV/BZN/CID/IDA,CLTAZS,DFWIDA,LAX-DRO/MSO,MIA-PBM/TLV;NK +CAKMYR;UA Cut HAV,Add HNL

**DL ABQ-MSP MAY 0>1.0[0] JUN 0>1.0[0] JUL 0>1.0[0] AUG 0>1.0[0] SEP 0>1.0[0] Wow, I didn't realize they ever dropped this route. New Mexico has really made a comeback in recent years, good for them. It was seasonal for several years before COVID and was on the schedule for 2020 before the pandemic...

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by Alias1024
Mon Feb 15, 2021 6:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A330neo Sales Campaigns and Prospects Thread - 2021
Replies: 97
Views: 19196

Re: Airbus A330neo Sales Campaigns and Prospects Thread - 2021

Aside from shaking down DL to take a few frames, the remainder of lease frames for Starlux and the line air Greenland frame who else is taking or able to take frames? Who would Airbus even target for more sales? This is sounding a lot more like the a380 order book in 2018 While it's not a great ord...

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by Alias1024
Sun Feb 14, 2021 5:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A330neo Sales Campaigns and Prospects Thread - 2021
Replies: 97
Views: 19196

Re: Airbus A330neo Sales Campaigns and Prospects Thread - 2021

Aside from shaking down DL to take a few frames, the remainder of lease frames for Starlux and the line air Greenland frame who else is taking or able to take frames? Who would Airbus even target for more sales? This is sounding a lot more like the a380 order book in 2018 While it's not a great ord...

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by Alias1024
Sun Feb 14, 2021 12:59 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump Impeachment "Trial" Underway
Replies: 270
Views: 14917

Re: Trump Impeachment "Trial" Underway

LCDFlight wrote:

Other than NY and CA, Trump won the popular vote by 3 million votes in 2016. And despite them, he won the electoral college.


So? Why should a Californian’s or New Yorker’s opinion matter less than any other American?

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by Alias1024
Sat Feb 13, 2021 9:53 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump Impeachment "Trial" Underway
Replies: 270
Views: 14917

Re: Trump Impeachment "Trial" Underway

Absolutely pathetic.

43 senators put their own political futures ahead of their oath to the constitution. A sad day in American history.

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by Alias1024
Wed Feb 10, 2021 12:52 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump Impeachment "Trial" Underway
Replies: 270
Views: 14917

Re: Trump Impeachment "Trial" Underway

The Democrats opened with a 13 minute video compilation of the Trump led rally and the subsequent violence a the Capital. The Trump opening defense was like the old phrase “If the facts are against you, argue the law. If the law is against you, argue the facts. If the law and the facts are against ...

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by Alias1024
Tue Feb 09, 2021 11:00 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump Impeachment "Trial" Underway
Replies: 270
Views: 14917

Re: Trump Impeachment "Trial" Underway

What the hell was that? Bruce Castor’s (Trump lawyer) presentation was 15 minutes of fawning over Senators followed by about a half hour of incoherence.

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by Alias1024
Sun Feb 07, 2021 3:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 35 years ago merger-mania 1986
Replies: 94
Views: 10190

Re: 35 years ago merger-mania 1986

USAir bought PSA with the full intention of maintaining the legacy PSA network along the west coast. However, they struggled to tie their west coast network to USAir's core, east coast operations. For this reason, the PSA network was pulled down by USAir in the early-1990's and the MD-80's were mov...

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by Alias1024
Sat Feb 06, 2021 2:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Albuquerque / Santa Fe Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 14
Views: 2254

Re: Albuquerque / Santa Fe Aviation Thread - 2021

March is looking much better for ABQ. Total departures is expected to be 49 per day, up from 36 in Feb. (We had 79 daily departures before COVID struck in March last year.) WN adding 7 flights back including nonstops to OAK and SAN. AA brings back one mainline A319 while adding one DFW and one PHX ...

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by Alias1024
Thu Feb 04, 2021 12:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aviation sector unpaid leaves and layoffs thread
Replies: 1500
Views: 46577

Re: Aviation sector unpaid leaves and layoffs thread

Varsity1 wrote:
Alias1024 wrote:
On a happier note, Delta awarded a bid today that will return approximately 400 pilots to active flying status.



Good for them, But that's less than 2.9% of Deltas 14,000+ pilots at mainline alone.


But it’s about 23% of the 1,700+ that aren’t flying right now. At least it’s not more WARN letters.

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by Alias1024
Wed Feb 03, 2021 8:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aviation sector unpaid leaves and layoffs thread
Replies: 1500
Views: 46577

Re: Aviation sector unpaid leaves and layoffs thread

On a happier note, Delta awarded a bid today that will return approximately 400 pilots to active flying status.

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by Alias1024
Sat Jan 30, 2021 6:41 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: GameStop Stock Fiasco
Replies: 122
Views: 5643

Re: GameStop Stock Fiasco

Even better is that if people just hold on to their shares many hedgefunds will go bankrupt. :house: The fact that you’d be happy about this is frankly disturbing. There are more people on the losing end of a hedge fund imploding than just the manager, and most of them don’t drive Ferraris. Not eve...

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by Alias1024
Fri Jan 29, 2021 7:59 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: GameStop Stock Fiasco
Replies: 122
Views: 5643

Re: GameStop Stock Fiasco

It’s interesting though...when something is done systematically by the professionals for decades, it’s OK. When the amateurs take advantage and do it, suddenly it’s a crisis. I agree that this isn’t really anything new. Short squeezes have been going on a hundred years. Even the quasi-collusion asp...

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by Alias1024
Fri Jan 29, 2021 5:28 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: GameStop Stock Fiasco
Replies: 122
Views: 5643

Re: GameStop Stock Fiasco

Even better is that if people just hold on to their shares many hedgefunds will go bankrupt. :house: The fact that you’d be happy about this is frankly disturbing. There are more people on the losing end of a hedge fund imploding than just the manager, and most of them don’t drive Ferraris. Not eve...

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by Alias1024
Thu Jan 28, 2021 6:47 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: GameStop Stock Fiasco
Replies: 122
Views: 5643

Re: GameStop Stock Fiasco

Even better is that if people just hold on to their shares many hedgefunds will go bankrupt. :house: The fact that you’d be happy about this is frankly disturbing. There are more people on the losing end of a hedge fund imploding than just the manager, and most of them don’t drive Ferraris. Not eve...

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by Alias1024
Tue Jan 26, 2021 7:31 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: How do the Republicans win in 2022/24?
Replies: 112
Views: 4662

Re: How do the Republicans win in 2022/24?

I don't think the 2022 Senate map is actually that bad for Republicans. House will depend on the redistricting after the 2020 census is released, which will probably tilt in their favor thanks to control of the majority of state houses. If they can avoid nominating qanon believers and hardcore MAGA...

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by Alias1024
Tue Jan 26, 2021 5:30 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: How do the Republicans win in 2022/24?
Replies: 112
Views: 4662

Re: How do the Republicans win in 2022/24?

I don't think the 2022 Senate map is actually that bad for Republicans. House will depend on the redistricting after the 2020 census is released, which will probably tilt in their favor thanks to control of the majority of state houses. If they can avoid nominating qanon believers and hardcore MAGA ...

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by Alias1024
Mon Jan 25, 2021 8:53 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: How do the Republicans win in 2022/24?
Replies: 112
Views: 4662

Re: How do the Republicans win in 2022/24?

Hopefully by 2024, the R party won't be still talking about repealing Obamacare without an alternative, and denying man made climate change. I agree with both of these points. The GOP’s inability to come up with a replacement for Obamacare while some of the party tries to invalidate it has turned h...

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by Alias1024
Mon Jan 25, 2021 5:51 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: How do the Republicans win in 2022/24?
Replies: 112
Views: 4662

Re: How do the Republicans win in 2022/24?

[ The thing that people don't realize is that Trump had some very popular policies. It was his personality that made people dislike him. If Haley were to espouse the basics (i.e strong borders, pro-2nd amendment, non-interventionism, anti-free trade, anti-wokeism), that would convince the MAGA crow...

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by Alias1024
Mon Jan 25, 2021 5:17 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: How do the Republicans win in 2022/24?
Replies: 112
Views: 4662

Re: How do the Republicans win in 2022/24?

Pure silliness. Biden is running well above Trump on both favorability and approval ratings. I would reserve judgment till after the Stimulus is passed. He is going down a dangerous road. He is alienating NM already and it will take them years to figure out another industry to sustain themselves. I...

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by Alias1024
Sun Jan 24, 2021 8:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Question About DL's MEM Hub Closure
Replies: 130
Views: 14008

Re: Question About DL's MEM Hub Closure

TYWoolman wrote:
Although keeping Detroit puts pressure on the staying power of Minneapolis IMO.


No chance DL will dehub MSP. Different traffic flows and MSP has a staggering number of major companies headquartered in the region generating substantial business traffic.

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by Alias1024
Sun Jan 24, 2021 6:49 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: How do the Republicans win in 2022/24?
Replies: 112
Views: 4662

Re: How do the Republicans win in 2022/24?

Politics in large part is a guessing game. By picking Hogan as her running mate, Haley would be sending a strong message to people about how she plans to govern, as a centrist who leans slightly to the right. Plus, she is pretty well received by traditional conservatives who will vote her regardles...

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by Alias1024
Sun Jan 24, 2021 6:38 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Gas Explosion in Madrid
Replies: 2
Views: 468

Re: Gas Explosion in Madrid

Shocking in that people don’t expect it to happen to them? Absolutely. But in reality these sort of accidents happen with some regularity. Do a little google searching and you’ll find similar accidents, often with fatalities sadly, happing just about every month in the United States. Typically they ...

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by Alias1024
Sat Jan 23, 2021 1:56 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: How do the Republicans win in 2022/24?
Replies: 112
Views: 4662

Re: How do the Republicans win in 2022/24?

Nikki Haley may be the answer but I'm less certain of that than many others seem to be. We know she was successful as a Republican in a state that leans solidly Republican. It's easy to espouse conservative values in a conservative state. Does she resonate with swing voters in Arizona? Nevada? Penn...

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by Alias1024
Fri Jan 22, 2021 5:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread, Q1 2021
Replies: 316
Views: 30642

Re: COVID-19 Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread, Q1 2021

LH CEO Carsten Spohr says the Group is burning €1mil every 2 hours https://www.pscp.tv/w/1eaKbnLrmRRKX Putting that in perspective, that is a loss of about 3 jobs per hour. :cry2: Nothing is free. Lightsaber That works out to over a quarter of a billion every month, if it is 24 hours a day. Aren't ...

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by Alias1024
Fri Jan 22, 2021 12:25 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: How do the Republicans win in 2022/24?
Replies: 112
Views: 4662

Re: How do the Republicans win in 2022/24?

Nikki Haley may be the answer but I'm less certain of that than many others seem to be. We know she was successful as a Republican in a state that leans solidly Republican. It's easy to espouse conservative values in a conservative state. Does she resonate with swing voters in Arizona? Nevada? Penns...

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by Alias1024
Fri Jan 22, 2021 12:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why no second commercial airport for Atlanta?
Replies: 186
Views: 22028

Re: Why no second commercial airport for Atlanta?

It's no secret United lacks a southeast hub. Fragmenting the market between two airports can give United the opportunity to push for a 15-gate complex at a new airport. Maybe that's being overzealous on my part, but where else could United land a hub in the southeast? United does not need a southea...

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by Alias1024
Thu Jan 21, 2021 2:39 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: How do the Republicans win in 2022/24?
Replies: 112
Views: 4662

Re: How do the Republicans win in 2022/24?

My feeling is this is really about Kamala Harris and her worldview, and how she plans to act on it, and with whom. We will all learn much more about how she plans to use her power in the next several years. There is a radically transformative agenda going around that would, to put it mildly, totall...

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by Alias1024
Thu Jan 21, 2021 4:42 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Most dated concourse areas in the US?
Replies: 46
Views: 4090

Re: Most dated concourse areas in the US?

Another one that feels dated is ORF. The concourses are pretty blah, but the atrium area while not modern is still nice. I think there's a big difference between the terminals that have older design elements but have been nicely maintained and those that just look tired and neglected. AA T4 at PHX a...

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