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by invertalon
Tue Apr 28, 2020 7:17 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Covid 19 and alcohol consumption
Replies: 31
Views: 1706

Re: Covid 19 and alcohol consumption

This is something that will never be answered. Too many factors.

Happiness, social circle, stress management, diet, exercise, etc...

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by invertalon
Tue Apr 07, 2020 1:13 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: United facing class action over refunds
Replies: 29
Views: 3083

Re: United facing class action over refunds

I agree, if the flight is cancelled it should be an immediate refund. It is not right any other way.

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by invertalon
Tue Mar 24, 2020 3:10 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Wood pallet grills
Replies: 6
Views: 599

Re: Wood pallet grills

I have had a charcoal/chunk smoker (Weber smokey mountain), an electric smoker and now I also own a Green Mountain Daniel Boone Prime Wifi (pellet smoker). The pellet smoker is incredible and gives me results just as good as charcoal/chunk. I still use the Weber as well, but my Boone is used multipl...

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by invertalon
Sun Mar 22, 2020 8:59 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: How has the Coronavirus Pandemic affected You?
Replies: 93
Views: 4246

Re: How has the Coronavirus Pandemic affected You?

Here in Northeast Ohio (US)... Very little has changed for me, aside from working from home (which is nice...). Ohio just put in a mandatory "stay at home" for non-essential means starting tomorrow night, but I will still be able to work thankfully.We also have limited our friends stopping...

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by invertalon
Mon Mar 16, 2020 6:22 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Things to do while social distancing
Replies: 90
Views: 3262

Re: Things to do while social distancing

All my hobbies already are ‘socially distant’. I love brewing beer, in which I have plenty of grains/hops/yeast on hand to brew probably 50+ gallons worth. I always have four beers on tap at all times in my homebrewery. I bake breads, love to cook…. Especially low-and-slow BBQ in one of my three smo...

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by invertalon
Mon Mar 16, 2020 11:49 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: A Smell like no other.
Replies: 29
Views: 1775

Re: A Smell like no other.

At Universal Studio's Orlando, back when Jaws was still around (pre-Harry Potter) the was a distinct smell when you enter the boathouse on the ride. A mix of like diesel fumes and Florida water being misted into the air, perhaps some wood in there as well. I still get random wiffs of that particular...

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by invertalon
Mon Mar 16, 2020 11:34 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Novel Coronavirus outbreak
Replies: 4092
Views: 162915

Re: Novel Coronavirus outbreak

Have discussions yesterday with the family and it makes me wonder how long this virus has been going around and the percentage of people who have already had it. My mom had a terrible flu about a month ago, give or take, that included a serious cough and even chest pains along with a fever. Went to ...

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by invertalon
Fri Mar 13, 2020 5:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020 - Part II
Replies: 1993
Views: 336632

Re: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020 - Part II

I have a flight on DL from DTW to MUC in early May. If DL cancels the flight, would they refund the money for the flight, or just issue a travel credit? I'd think it would be cash refund, but you never know...

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by invertalon
Tue Mar 10, 2020 2:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020
Replies: 1143
Views: 182674

Re: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020

Welp guess I'm just gonna lose thousands on my Italy trip. But I have other's to think about and can't risk them getting sick even if I ~*think*~ I'll be fine. I'm sad that AZ is offering me nothing but it is what it is. Aren't most airlines offering future credit if you cancel? Alitalia is not off...

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by invertalon
Thu Feb 27, 2020 2:18 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your Most Delayed Flights of 2019
Replies: 21
Views: 1389

Re: Your Most Delayed Flights of 2019

24hr delay in FRA on United (to EWR), Flight 961. Our aircraft (787-10) never left EWR so our flight was cancelled. According to United, the flight cancelled due to a bird strike caused extensive damage to the aircraft. So we stayed overnight at the airport hotel, got a few hundred dollars in travel...

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by invertalon
Thu Feb 27, 2020 12:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Corona Virus outbreak - Aviation related News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1387
Views: 211075

Re: Corona Virus outbreak - Aviation related News and Discussion Thread

I have travel booked via DL from the US to Munich in May, but I am curious how this will effect it. I have booked non-refundable fare tickets, but hoping if it does indeed spread throughout Europe (and the US and anywhere else) that DL will allow cancellation of some sort if it becomes that bad. Not...

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by invertalon
Wed Feb 19, 2020 1:43 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Disney raises prices to over $200 for a single day ticket!
Replies: 52
Views: 2398

Re: Disney raises prices to over $200 for a single day ticket!

It's not really overpriced as they still fill the park to capacity all the time. The parks are filled year-round. I am an amusement park junkie, we travel all over to visit new amusement and theme parks each year. I have been to Disney World few times in the past few years on comp tickets (friends w...

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by invertalon
Tue Feb 18, 2020 2:09 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: To recline or not to recline is the question?
Replies: 50
Views: 1689

Re: To recline or not to recline is the question?

Being 6'6", often times if somebody reclines in front of me, their chair constantly gets bumped by my knees as I turn/move uncomfortably. Not on purpose, I just have no room at all. I can’t help it. As far as the “just upgrade your class”, that isn’t an option I’m willing to pay for in most cas...

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by invertalon
Wed Feb 05, 2020 10:10 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Whose 747’s have you flown?
Replies: 77
Views: 2097

Re: Whose 747’s have you flown?

My first long haul, this past May, on Lufthansa! -400!

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by invertalon
Mon Feb 03, 2020 3:35 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Do you like cold winters or hot summers?
Replies: 38
Views: 1287

Re: Do you like cold winters or hot summers?

That's why Cleveland is awesome. Can go from swampy, hot and humid to snow and everything in between in the course of a few days!

On a serious note, I would take cold over hot. Being super hot and sticky is just as bad as frigid cold and snowy, but overall I like it cooler so that wins for me.

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by invertalon
Fri Jan 24, 2020 6:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777-9 first flight 25 January 2020
Replies: 970
Views: 80401

Re: Boeing 777-9 first flight 24 January 2020 (weather permitting)

SEU wrote:
Im watching it live on youtube, It's such a pretty plane.....


Agreed. I never thought the 787 was good looking with it's stubby, low stance. It always looked weird/off to me. But looks just 'right', the 777X is beautiful.

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by invertalon
Fri Jan 10, 2020 2:07 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Would you pay $1,400 for coach CLT-LHR in June
Replies: 21
Views: 1406

Re: Would you pay $1,400 for coach CLT-LHR in June

My flight from CLE to MUC was $650 round trip via Delta booked for mid-May. As a point of reference.

$1400 seems high, for sure.

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by invertalon
Mon Jan 06, 2020 5:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest May Be Considering Basic Economy
Replies: 99
Views: 12970

Re: Southwest May Be Considering Basic Economy

I wouldn't be against a more 'bare' fare, as long as the existing "wanna get away" fare doesn't change at all in pricing, baggage allowances, etc...

If the bare-fare reduces baggage allowances only with a slight price reduction, no biggie. It just depends how they do it, if they do.

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by invertalon
Thu Jan 02, 2020 12:46 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Ban Texting and driving in Missouri
Replies: 14
Views: 831

Re: Ban Texting and driving in Missouri

I really wish texting and driving laws would happen at the federal level... It's gotten really out of hand and it's getting increasingly worse. It should be illegal regardless of what city or state you are driving in.

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by invertalon
Thu Jan 02, 2020 12:41 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The seven-year... tornillo.
Replies: 7
Views: 487

Re: The seven-year... tornillo.

Take it to a shop with the proper tools and just pay them to do it. I've seen them do it at car dealerships, for free, to help customers with similar issues. Sometimes it's not worth buying tools and going back/forth between stores to do a task a decent shop could do easily in a few minutes.

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by invertalon
Mon Dec 16, 2019 12:34 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What kind of headphones do you use?
Replies: 33
Views: 1198

Re: What kind of headphones do you use?

Sony WH-1000XM2's... So nice. Likely will upgrade to the XM4's whenever they roll out and pass my XM2's to my other half...

Love them, though... Use them for drumming as well and work incredible for that, too. They get a lot of use!

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by invertalon
Thu Dec 12, 2019 1:15 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Would you rather fly 747 or 777
Replies: 39
Views: 2135

Re: Would you rather fly 747 or 777

So my first long-haul flight was earlier this year, between YYZ and FRA on Luftansa… Was able to fly on the 747-400 as my first ever widebody. It’s always been a dream of mine to fly on that aircraft, so it was a bit surreal to walk into that plane and just see how massive it was. Comfortable flight...

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by invertalon
Fri Nov 15, 2019 12:58 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: New cabin, new terminal, old livery: RDU-EWR and LGA-IAD-FRA on UA
Replies: 6
Views: 4653

Re: New cabin, new terminal, old livery: RDU-EWR and LGA-IAD-FRA on UA

Excellent TR, really enjoyed both!

How tall are you? Curious, as being 6'6" I like to take mental note of the room given in economy on various aircraft/airlines.

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by invertalon
Thu Nov 14, 2019 4:51 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your 2020 Booked/Flown Flights
Replies: 107
Views: 8613

Re: Your 2020 Booked/Flown Flights

1-18 thru 1-21
CLE – MCO … SWA … 737-800
MCO – ATL - CLE … SWA… 737-700 to 737-800

5/7 thru 5/18
CLE – DTW – MUC … Delta … CRJ-900 to A330-200
MUC – DTW – CLE … Delta … A332-200 to CRJ-900

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by invertalon
Wed Nov 13, 2019 1:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Qantas picks A350-1000 as preferred platform for Project Sunrise; Final decision due March 2020
Replies: 1405
Views: 254312

Re: Qantas plans to operate 3 Project Sunrise research flights by end of 2019 using 787-9

They are testing with 40 employees per flight, not paying passengers. You cannot sell tickets on a test flight. Also employees will have heart monitors & blood pressure checks among other random checks after the flight. Hopefully those 40 employees are sitting in economy... Easy enough to do th...

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by invertalon
Mon Nov 11, 2019 7:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Eagle ERJ 145 Slides Off Icy Runway
Replies: 65
Views: 10738

Re: American Eagle ERJ 145 Slides Off Icy Runway

Is it me or does it look like the pilot tried to hit that high speed taxiway a bit fast, given the conditions? Looks like they were under control until they attempted that turn.

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by invertalon
Fri Oct 11, 2019 6:19 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What do you do for work?
Replies: 108
Views: 20198

Re: What do you do for work?

Mechanical/Aerospace Engineer

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by invertalon
Fri Oct 11, 2019 5:32 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Southwest thoughts anyone?
Replies: 29
Views: 8847

Re: Southwest thoughts anyone?

Southwest is my go-to domestically. Having flown on Delta recently to compare, it was a step down IMO. Nothing but good flights on Southwest, multiple times a year. Only once had a delayed flight that caused connection issues (out of SFO...), but Southwest went above and beyond to fix the issue and ...

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by invertalon
Tue Sep 17, 2019 11:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Widebody Thread - 2019
Replies: 1159
Views: 247846

Re: Delta Widebody Thread - 2019

Just booked a trip to Germany, from DTW to MUC on a 767-400 to/from. This flight is in May, 2020.

I assume these will be remodeled cabins according to all I read, but this particular flight isn't shown on any of the articles or anything I find. Anybody know?

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by invertalon
Tue Sep 03, 2019 3:51 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Change planes in YYZ: US - Europe
Replies: 7
Views: 2032

Re: Change planes in YYZ: US - Europe

We did a connection like this at YYZ this past June (PIT -> YYZ -> FRA). While our connection was 1hr and 50mins, it was plenty fine. Also flew via Air Georgian (to connect to Luftansa). I think an hour would be fine, with no delays of course. Once off the plane, we found our way to the customs chec...

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by invertalon
Fri Aug 30, 2019 3:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cleveland Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1568
Views: 241088

Re: Cleveland Aviation Thread - 2019

Aircraft changes coming for CLE-ATL very soon! Starting Saturday Delta will be swapping 3 of its daily ATL flights, that are typically MD-88/90, to Boeing 737-900 + 800 aircraft. Once the schedule is in full swing next week, the first 2 morning departures will operate with a Boeing 737-924ER, while...

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by invertalon
Thu Aug 08, 2019 4:01 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Another mass shooting in El Paso
Replies: 180
Views: 17837

Re: Another mass shooting in El Paso

Never understood the fascination with guns in America. I am born and raised here and would be 100% for banning all guns... Or at least making them extremely difficult to obtain with heavy restrictions (no automatics, for example). It needs to be done. But won't. Because people love their guns for wh...

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by invertalon
Thu Jul 25, 2019 4:29 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: UA 78J reliability
Replies: 8
Views: 1928

Re: UA 78J reliability

We were booked on UA961 from FRA-EWR a few weeks ago, which got delayed 22hrs or so due to 'mechanical' in EWR due to severe turbulence, supposedly, and then crew rest issues due to the delay. So our plane (787-10) never made it. While most people rebooked to another flight option, we ended up waiti...

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by invertalon
Fri May 31, 2019 12:55 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: DSLR vs MIRRORLESS
Replies: 14
Views: 11565

Re: DSLR vs MIRRORLESS

As far as Canon goes, they seem to be going "all-in" for RF mount with the lens development pipeline rumored. I think EF will be phased out, personally, long term of course.

Still waiting for a more advanced mirrorless body from Canon before changing over.

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by invertalon
Thu May 23, 2019 1:43 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: AMEX Premium Car Insurance in Germany
Replies: 14
Views: 1450

Re: AMEX Premium Car Insurance in Germany

Absolutely I will be doing a very thorough inspection on the vehicle and taking a lot of pictures of everything. I do car detailing as a side hobby, so I have a keen eye on the paint quality and other very minor damage. Will document it all, for sure. I have my tricks to photograph the most minor of...

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by invertalon
Thu May 23, 2019 12:13 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: AMEX Premium Car Insurance in Germany
Replies: 14
Views: 1450

Re: AMEX Premium Car Insurance in Germany

From what I have found, liability coverage by law in Germany is "unlimited" at 0 deductible. At least, that is what my rental agreement says... So it's confusing, to say the least. Hertz offers for like $150 or so, liability for the entire term, so if I don't have a solid answer by then I'...

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by invertalon
Wed May 22, 2019 5:37 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: AMEX Premium Car Insurance in Germany
Replies: 14
Views: 1450

Re: AMEX Premium Car Insurance in Germany

Well I found according to law in Europe, liability coverage has to be included with car rentals... So if that is the case, having my comprehensive coverage through AMEX should suffice: $100K of primary coverage for damage/theft $100K of accidental death $15K secondary medical per person $5K secondar...

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by invertalon
Wed May 22, 2019 4:25 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: AMEX Premium Car Insurance in Germany
Replies: 14
Views: 1450

Re: AMEX Premium Car Insurance in Germany

Thanks for the feedback everyone. I do so liability coverage is not included through AMEX... So I will contact and see if any add-on coverage available beyond the coverage already and such.

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by invertalon
Wed May 22, 2019 2:14 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: AMEX Premium Car Insurance in Germany
Replies: 14
Views: 1450

Re: AMEX Premium Car Insurance in Germany

I did google the topic a few times, but I didn't find a clear answer on documentation required. As far as the insurance goes, it seems to be perfectly fine to use as primary coverage overseas and won't be any issue. I figured since people here likely travel very often to/from Europe somebody could o...

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by invertalon
Wed May 22, 2019 1:36 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: AMEX Premium Car Insurance in Germany
Replies: 14
Views: 1450

AMEX Premium Car Insurance in Germany

Hello Everyone, Will be departing on our first international trip in just over a week to Germany. We are flying into Frankfurt and have a car rented for the two weeks we will be there. I have the premium insurance option added on my AMEX for primary coverage. My question for those who travel often… ...

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by invertalon
Mon May 06, 2019 1:36 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Why do people still believe in God?
Replies: 340
Views: 30516

Re: Why do people still believe in God?

I can’t stand religion (raised Catholic, but even as a young kid never really ‘believed’ and found it all silly)… But even though I am not religious at all, and I do believe and trust in the sciences, I also can’t throw away the idea of some huge power out there (God) that had some influence on ever...

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by invertalon
Sat Apr 06, 2019 5:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest customers unhappy about growing cancellations
Replies: 78
Views: 13773

Re: Southwest customers unhappy about growing cancellations

People are really bothered by the shark thing? Oh, come on...

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by invertalon
Thu Mar 14, 2019 3:48 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Is there a problem with Boeing’s engineering team?
Replies: 33
Views: 4084

Re: Is there a problem with Boeing’s engineering team?

As someone who works in the aerospace industry as a mechanical engineer, people would be surprised just how long it takes to do ANYTHING in regards to flight articles. Paperwork, qualification tests, rigorous design reviews, etc... I don't know about Boeing in particular (I work on things destined t...

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by invertalon
Wed Mar 06, 2019 3:21 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Hobbies?
Replies: 29
Views: 4153

Re: Hobbies?

Amusement Parks, Drumming, Photography, Cooking, Beer (brewing and drinking!), Flight and Rollercoaster Simulators.

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by invertalon
Tue Mar 05, 2019 4:30 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Dating age gap
Replies: 42
Views: 4701

Re: Dating age gap

aerorobnz wrote:
Remember women don't love you, they love your resources and what you can do for them.


Feel bad for those who never had a proper relationship... That is a sad way to view women! While those types certainly exist, it is not the norm.

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by invertalon
Fri Mar 01, 2019 3:42 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Dating age gap
Replies: 42
Views: 4701

Re: Dating age gap

I met my girlfriend at 15, she was 21. We started off as friends, then best friends and it slowly evolved into our relationship around 16 or so. We are still together, 16 years later. 5.5 years is really nothing, but it can be when I was as young as I was... I still make fun of her to this day thoug...

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by invertalon
Tue Feb 26, 2019 1:02 pm
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: X Plane ...impressive video!
Replies: 14
Views: 2579

Re: X Plane ...impressive video!

I do miss the impressiveness of FSX in terms of traffic and such, that was one big benefit for sure. While the graphics and flying experience, to me, are much better in X-Plane, there are still some pros/cons between both. As mentioned, ATC is OK at best in X Plane so I simply don’t use it. I am run...

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by invertalon
Tue Feb 26, 2019 12:50 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why does Southwest have the best boarding process?
Replies: 33
Views: 2447

Re: Why does Southwest have the best boarding process?

Absolutely love WN’s boarding process. My last flight from CLE to SAN (connecting through LAS) we decided to skip early bird check-in and just check-in normally 24hrs before departure. Got like B29 and B30. Once on the plane, got two front row seats together which is incredible (I am 6’6” and apprec...

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by invertalon
Wed Feb 20, 2019 3:00 pm
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: X Plane ...impressive video!
Replies: 14
Views: 2579

Re: X Plane ...impressive video!

Having come from FSX, X-Plane is a HUGE jump. Almost in every single way, IMO. In X-Plane, I personally fly the Zibo 737 (honestly, not sure it gets much better in terms of aircraft available) along with the Flight Factor 757 and 767. All three are great aircraft to fly. Never used P3D personally, b...

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by invertalon
Wed Feb 13, 2019 5:06 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What are your thoughts on Valentine's Day?
Replies: 25
Views: 1604

Re: What are your thoughts on Valentine's Day?

I've read that P0rnhub gives Platinum membership free tomorrow Yes! My g/f and I are looking forward to it tomorrow evening after work! ;) In the 15 years or so we been together, aside from some small tiny gifts or things like that, it’s always been low key. Make a nice dinner for her, enjoy some b...

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