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by Aesma
Sat Jun 12, 2021 6:22 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Jeff Bezos and brother to fly on first Blue Origin flight
Replies: 33
Views: 1641

Re: Jeff Bezos and brother to fly on first Blue Origin flight

Yeah that's crazy. Didn't the first space tourist pay about 50mil, including a few days on the ISS ?

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by Aesma
Sat Jun 12, 2021 6:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines invests in up to 350 eVTOLs
Replies: 45
Views: 6842

Re: American Airlines invests in up to 350 eVTOLs

Are short range, 4 passengers, electric eVTOL technically feasible ? Definitely yes. Issues are : - at what price point ? If helicopters aren't that common, it's mainly because of cost (the other issue being the noise). - what noise ? All eVTOLs promise to be quieter than helicopters - what safety ?...

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by Aesma
Sat Jun 12, 2021 6:02 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Euros 2020 thread
Replies: 41
Views: 1394

Re: Euros 2020 thread

Just seen this on French TV, they showed a picture taken when he was evacuated and he had his head raised and eyes opened, seemed "OK" overall.

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by Aesma
Sat Jun 12, 2021 3:40 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: F1 - 2021 Season
Replies: 195
Views: 12174

Re: F1 - 2021 Season

For Baku, didn't Bottas get a "big rear wing" or something that proved utterly slow and made it impossible for him to pass any car ? Sky commentators were wondering if it was his choice, or if the better wing Hamilton got was the only one available.

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by Aesma
Sat Jun 12, 2021 2:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines invests in up to 350 eVTOLs
Replies: 45
Views: 6842

Re: American Airlines invests in up to 350 eVTOLs

Vertical Aerospace are one of the 30 entrants selected for the urban air mobility trials, which have EASA involvement, we'll see what they bring. https://www.businessairportinternational.com/news/technology/paris-to-launch-urban-air-mobility-trials-in-june.html Also, it turns out there is an electri...

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by Aesma
Sat Jun 12, 2021 1:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: European airlines want EU to scrap EU261 compensation rules
Replies: 8
Views: 2280

Re: European airlines want EU to scrap EU261 compensation rules

An UK airline just has to bribe the Tory party with a couple of thousands pounds and the law will disappear.

The article is misleading, airlines didn't have to pay anything. They just had to give the money back for flights they didn't operate. You would expect that in any industry !

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by Aesma
Sat Jun 12, 2021 1:38 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Trinational FCAS Programme News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 112
Views: 35284

Re: Trinational FCAS Programme News and Discussion Thread

The ITAR thing should be a given. NATO might not even exist when the plane will become operational.

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by Aesma
Sat Jun 12, 2021 10:32 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Euros 2020 thread
Replies: 41
Views: 1394

Re: Euros 2020 thread

I'm not a football fan although I will watch my national team matches usually (during the tournaments, not the qualifiers or friendlies). I've read an article some time ago explaining that France was the source of many good players, thanks to how discovering and training them as kids etc. is organiz...

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by Aesma
Fri Jun 11, 2021 2:05 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Space junk
Replies: 23
Views: 1755

Re: Space junk

There are rules about satellites' end of life saying they should be put into specific orbits, however if something goes wrong, no rule is mandating you go up there to fix the problem. Yet.

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by Aesma
Fri Jun 11, 2021 1:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines invests in up to 350 eVTOLs
Replies: 45
Views: 6842

Re: American Airlines invests in up to 350 eVTOLs

No, but helicopters are VTOL aircraft. The vehicles we're talking about have several rotors, sometimes wings, sometimes their rotors can become props, none are traditional helicopters. And with electric propulsion, of course. It begs the question, though, why not just convert a traditional helicopte...

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by Aesma
Fri Jun 11, 2021 1:25 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Trinational FCAS Programme News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 112
Views: 35284

Re: Trinational FCAS Programme News and Discussion Thread

There is no need to think about it really, we already saw what happened with Rafale and Eurofighter. Clearly wasted opportunities. However politics is a complicated thing. From articles we get here in France, one problem is that Germany is too aligned with the US, with many military brass just wanti...

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by Aesma
Fri Jun 11, 2021 10:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines invests in up to 350 eVTOLs
Replies: 45
Views: 6842

Re: American Airlines invests in up to 350 eVTOLs

At least the word investment isn't usurped, they're really investing some money. The large order is just PR. UALFAson : eVTOLs are for local transportation, 100 miles is enough. This might be possible in China, or elsewhere in the world, but not the US. The FAA has already hinted that this kind of ...

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by Aesma
Fri Jun 11, 2021 7:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines invests in up to 350 eVTOLs
Replies: 45
Views: 6842

Re: American Airlines invests in up to 350 eVTOLs

At least the word investment isn't usurped, they're really investing some money. The large order is just PR.

UALFAson : eVTOLs are for local transportation, 100 miles is enough.

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by Aesma
Thu Jun 10, 2021 3:44 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: France Mila affair: Thirteen on trial over online abuse
Replies: 20
Views: 670

Re: France Mila affair: Thirteen on trial over online abuse

BTW her main critique was that Islam and the Koran are full of violence.

The response she got ? Death threats.

Way to prove her point.

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by Aesma
Thu Jun 10, 2021 3:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus, Air France want EU green funds used for jets
Replies: 6
Views: 523

Re: Airbus, Air France want EU green funds used for jets

Usually the Green politicians are also dead against nuclear, even though it's the most CO2 efficient way to make electricity, and could be used at large scale to make synthetic oil and/or hydrogen.

They're trying to ban nuclear from getting any of the stimulus money.

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by Aesma
Thu Jun 10, 2021 3:07 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: If electric cars were computers: what stage are we at?
Replies: 16
Views: 720

Re: If electric cars were computers: what stage are we at?

EV compete with ICE cars whereas computers competed with what, pen and paper ? Electric typewriter ? There is no comparison really. Where the comparison makes more sense is that indeed there are rapid improvements making older cars obsolete. That's why I would personally only consider Teslas at this...

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by Aesma
Thu Jun 10, 2021 1:18 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: France Mila affair: Thirteen on trial over online abuse
Replies: 20
Views: 670

Re: France Mila affair: Thirteen on trial over online abuse

She didn't make any rant against Muslims (that would have been illegal) but against Islam which is legal. Saying that Islam is BS, etc.

I guess here too people focus on that, and the fact she received 100000 messages calling for her murder, rape, decapitation, etc., is honky dory.

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by Aesma
Wed Jun 09, 2021 11:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA B38M Birdstrike at SVD
Replies: 33
Views: 6853

Re: AA B38M Birdstrike at SVD

The aircraft met a flock of birds so it's possible the pilot was initiating the RTO even before the strike.

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by Aesma
Wed Jun 09, 2021 11:14 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: GOP advances bill to limit teaching of slavery and racism in classrooms
Replies: 97
Views: 4952

Re: GOP advances bill to limit teaching of slavery and racism in classrooms

If you have to make a law saying you're the best...you're probably not it !

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by Aesma
Wed Jun 09, 2021 11:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Comlux 787 Direct from ICN to EZE today
Replies: 22
Views: 6253

Re: Comlux 787 Direct from ICN to EZE today

Deadheding has been mentioned (not for that latest flight) but in the case of an empty aircraft wouldn't we expect at least a tech stop, allowing to burn less fuel overall ?

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by Aesma
Wed Jun 09, 2021 10:53 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: France Mila affair: Thirteen on trial over online abuse
Replies: 20
Views: 670

Re: France Mila affair: Thirteen on trial over online abuse

In the US would "everything go" under freedom of speech, or would either group face consequences ? Has there been any similar court case ?

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by Aesma
Wed Jun 09, 2021 4:57 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: France Mila affair: Thirteen on trial over online abuse
Replies: 20
Views: 670

France Mila affair: Thirteen on trial over online abuse

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-57342528 A French teenager has attended the first day of a trial against 13 people accused of sending abusive messages after she posted videos criticising Islam. Mila was 16 when her first Instagram clip went viral. She has since received 100,000 hate messages, ...

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by Aesma
Wed Jun 09, 2021 3:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: France moves to ban short-haul domestic flights where same journey could be made by train in under 2,5 hours
Replies: 286
Views: 32660

Re: France moves to ban short-haul domestic flights where same journey could be made by train in under 2,5 hours

jfklganyc : you talk about the economy, well economists have considered the issue, too. Inaction will cost much more in the long run.

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by Aesma
Wed Jun 09, 2021 3:05 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Which country has ended Asylum Seeker in Europe?
Replies: 34
Views: 1490

Re: Which country has ended Asylum Seeker in Europe?

Saying "asylum seekers don't contribute to the system" is wrong. If they're integrated correctly they do contribute, and that doesn't cost that much to do. Plenty of jobs nobody in advanced countries want to do, that these people will take up. You also have doctors and engineers among asyl...

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by Aesma
Tue Jun 08, 2021 7:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United orders supersonic planes from Boom (was: Big United Announcement Coming Up?)
Replies: 455
Views: 58323

Re: United orders supersonic planes from Boom (was: Big United Announcement Coming Up?)

We're talking about a Concorde like aircraft, which had economy seats (of the day, so not horrible pitch). If you install huge seats/beds in it, the economics that already don't work, fly out of the window !

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by Aesma
Tue Jun 08, 2021 6:41 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Naomi Osaka won't talk to press
Replies: 102
Views: 4479

Re: Naomi Osaka won't talk to press

I would question if tennis is "Big Sport". It's an individual sport so billionaires can't own a team, for starters. The richest individuals involved are players themselves.

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by Aesma
Tue Jun 08, 2021 6:35 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Jeff Bezos and brother to fly on first Blue Origin flight
Replies: 33
Views: 1641

Re: Jeff Bezos and brother to fly on first Blue Origin flight

The seat is up for auction, we'll see how much it will end up at. I would take it if it would be a tiny amount of my wealth, otherwise no, I would wait for more. I also heard on the evening news here about "going to orbit", which is distinctly not what is going on here, quite the opposite ...

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by Aesma
Mon Jun 07, 2021 5:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: France moves to ban short-haul domestic flights where same journey could be made by train in under 2,5 hours
Replies: 286
Views: 32660

Re: France moves to ban short-haul domestic flights where same journey could be made by train in under 2,5 hours

All of the above will probably be necessary, especially if the alternative isn't considered : making less children.

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by Aesma
Mon Jun 07, 2021 2:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: France moves to ban short-haul domestic flights where same journey could be made by train in under 2,5 hours
Replies: 286
Views: 32660

Re: France moves to ban short-haul domestic flights where same journey could be made by train in under 2,5 hours

The thing that's wrong is the failure to account for climate impact. It'd be nice if we had made more progress on this in the last few decades, but the political support wasn't there, and now we're up against a serious clock. We need to rapidly decarbonize the entire world economy. And when thinkin...

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by Aesma
Mon Jun 07, 2021 9:36 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 77 Years Since D Day Invasion
Replies: 19
Views: 886

Re: 77 Years Since D Day Invasion

The colorized footage stuff has been made in France for about a decade, the last one I saw covered the 1940 invasion. I knew of the exodus away from the invading armies and towards the south of France of course, but what I didn't know, not taught in school, was that at first there were orders to att...

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by Aesma
Mon Jun 07, 2021 9:27 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Naomi Osaka won't talk to press
Replies: 102
Views: 4479

Re: Naomi Osaka won't talk to press

Tournaments can't do anything about players retiring, there is no rule against that !

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by Aesma
Mon Jun 07, 2021 9:19 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: F1 - 2021 Season
Replies: 195
Views: 12174

Re: F1 - 2021 Season

Hamilton did smartly say this was a marathon, then went for the sprint and lost.

Keeping the championship interesting in the process.

Still the difference in pace between him and Bottas was painful to watch.

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by Aesma
Sun Jun 06, 2021 10:35 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Removal of Confederate Monuement in Memphis Completed
Replies: 8
Views: 752

Re: Removal of Confederate Monuement in Memphis Completed

Lionizing traitors is unusual.

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by Aesma
Sun Jun 06, 2021 8:15 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Removal of Confederate Monuement in Memphis Completed
Replies: 8
Views: 752

Re: Removal of Confederate Monuement in Memphis Completed

These monuments were made to change history, rather. Today the history is well known, only people with delusions cling to confederate stuff.

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by Aesma
Sun Jun 06, 2021 7:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United orders supersonic planes from Boom (was: Big United Announcement Coming Up?)
Replies: 455
Views: 58323

Re: United orders supersonic planes from Boom (was: Big United Announcement Coming Up?)

One can't have 4x fuel burn per seat mile, comparable floor space, small fleet operating economics, and charge comparable prices to 787 J today. That just doesn't work. CRJ-200 seating for J prices? Not for me. It wouldn't be 4x the fuel burn per seat mile. It would be 4x the fuel burn, but only fo...

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by Aesma
Sun Jun 06, 2021 4:18 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Iran's Largest Warship Sinks After Fire in Gulf of Oman
Replies: 6
Views: 649

Re: Iran's Largest Warship Sinks After Fire in Gulf of Oman

They have already converted an oil tanker into a "warship".

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by Aesma
Sun Jun 06, 2021 3:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United orders supersonic planes from Boom (was: Big United Announcement Coming Up?)
Replies: 455
Views: 58323

Re: United orders supersonic planes from Boom (was: Big United Announcement Coming Up?)

SEPilot : 50 billion is probably pessimistic, but 5 billion is a given, 10 billion very probable, and 15-20 billion would surprise noone. So far the company doesn't have 1 billion, and 150 employees. Wingtips56 : the windows were small in case one failed and caused a depressurisation. Since Concorde...

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by Aesma
Sun Jun 06, 2021 2:51 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Texas valedictorian speaks for in support of reproductive rights of women.
Replies: 23
Views: 1192

Re: Texas valedictorian speaks for in support of reproductive rights of women.

I'm sure most of them were "born" into that religion, otherwise they wouldn't bother with it.

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by Aesma
Sun Jun 06, 2021 2:48 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: GOP/QAnon Conference circus in Dallas encourage coup
Replies: 20
Views: 1312

Re: GOP/QAnon Conference circus in Dallas encourage coup

Still pretending they love the constitution huh ?

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by Aesma
Sun Jun 06, 2021 2:05 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: F1 - 2021 Season
Replies: 195
Views: 12174

Re: F1 - 2021 Season

A bit of a shit show with all the cars slowed down to a crawl at various times and the red flags screwing various drivers. Fortunately not too big an impact for the championship with Lewis and Max 2 and 3.

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by Aesma
Sat Jun 05, 2021 9:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United orders supersonic planes from Boom (was: Big United Announcement Coming Up?)
Replies: 455
Views: 58323

Re: United orders supersonic planes from Boom (was: Big United Announcement Coming Up?)

But the thing is that Boom has a prototype ready to start flying soon, they went ahead of the curve with the prototype with that they will get feedback for the construction of Overture, people said the same thing with the Boeing 747, and look it's flying today. Boom is far, far away from having a &...

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by Aesma
Fri Jun 04, 2021 1:00 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Texas valedictorian speaks for in support of reproductive rights of women.
Replies: 23
Views: 1192

Re: Texas valedictorian speaks for in support of reproductive rights of women.

I didn't think you could both be a religious nut and a valedictorian. With all the science and stuff.

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by Aesma
Fri Jun 04, 2021 12:50 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: New phone- help me choose
Replies: 29
Views: 1239

Re: New phone- help me choose

Yeah but it's clumsy.

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by Aesma
Fri Jun 04, 2021 11:20 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Vaccine News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 2079
Views: 136153

Re: COVID-19 Vaccine News and Discussion Thread

COVID tests are free here in France, what about other countries ? I've just seen that Belgians were making the trip across the border, sometimes from quite far away, to get tested here, because in Belgium it's 47€ for a test.

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by Aesma
Fri Jun 04, 2021 11:16 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Anonymous letter of Delta employee to a CEO.
Replies: 148
Views: 8357

Re: Anonymous letter of Delta employee to a CEO.

This is no different than 'on call' employees not being paid for days they are expected to remain near the office or have their phone on. Surely they're compensated for that in some way ? The laws on that are complex and are different in almost every state, which is why on-call schedules are avoide...

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by Aesma
Fri Jun 04, 2021 11:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United orders supersonic planes from Boom (was: Big United Announcement Coming Up?)
Replies: 455
Views: 58323

Re: United orders supersonic planes from Boom (was: Big United Announcement Coming Up?)

The first Boeing aircraft was made of wood, linen, cables, and was basically a copy of another plane.

You could say Boom are copying Concorde I guess, but doing so is a bit more challenging than a small seaplane flying at 65kn.

Also the Boeing Model 1 was actually a failure and didn't sell.

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by Aesma
Fri Jun 04, 2021 8:58 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: New phone- help me choose
Replies: 29
Views: 1239

Re: New phone- help me choose

I find the highest end devices too expensive for what they do. But I'm not spending hours on my phone every day, so that might play a role. I can't really afford them (I could, but that would mean cutting something else) but even if I could, I would only buy them for the convenience of "I buy t...

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by Aesma
Fri Jun 04, 2021 7:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United orders supersonic planes from Boom (was: Big United Announcement Coming Up?)
Replies: 455
Views: 58323

Re: United orders supersonic planes from Boom (was: Big United Announcement Coming Up?)

International travel with Tesla starships is more likely Except it wasn't that long ago that people thought SpaceX was a joke. When SpaceX announced they were developing a Falcon 9 reusable rocket they were practically laughed out of the room no one took them seriously because for years NASA and ot...

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by Aesma
Fri Jun 04, 2021 7:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United orders supersonic planes from Boom (was: Big United Announcement Coming Up?)
Replies: 455
Views: 58323

Re: United orders supersonic planes from Boom (was: Big United Announcement Coming Up?)

If Boom were able to build an ER version eventually, UA could fly EWR-HNL-SYD and other eastern Australian routes with HNL being the ideal tech stop or scissors hub location from the east coast of the US to the east coast of Australia plus New Zealand. https://simpleflying.com/united-airlines-boom-...

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