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by DfwRevolution
Mon Jun 15, 2020 5:22 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Supreme court: Workers can't be fired for being gay or transgender
Replies: 70
Views: 3563

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

Imagine the decision going the other way though. The uproar and damage done to the Court would be massive. Hardly. Title VII is a statutory law that Congress has drafted bills to amend several times. If the Court had arrived at a different decision, it would be no different than the status quo when...

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by DfwRevolution
Sun Jun 14, 2020 5:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: American Airlines Business & Finance Discussion
Replies: 355
Views: 66648

Re: FT: Investors bet AA will file for BK

I was looking over the 8-k AA just filed with the SEC https://americanairlines.gcs-web.com/node/38321/html and had a question. If anyone recommends a good place to read up on this and get smart I would appreciate it. The $2.1B in planes and parts they can claim as assets and the $1B in property mak...

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by DfwRevolution
Mon Jun 08, 2020 3:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus wants governments to finance a scrappage scheme
Replies: 53
Views: 8087

Re: Airbus wants governments to finance a scrappage scheme

If governments really want to greenify the planet they should let the economy fall... or invest in better technologies: The cost per year in the world of air pollution on our societies is estimated around 4.5 trillions USD. If true, and If through incentives in the transport industry you can reduce...

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by DfwRevolution
Sun Jun 07, 2020 4:47 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: The most distant/inconvenient airports to their city
Replies: 50
Views: 3334

Re: The most distant/inconvenient airports to their city

In Asia, most airports located far from their respective cities are connected to their CBD by rail. But in North America, we build many airports very far from the CBD, with no rapid transit options. Think LAX, IAD, MCI, etc. Why oh why do we do this? What are the worst(or best) examples? Asked and ...

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by DfwRevolution
Sun May 24, 2020 5:36 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 44% of Republicans believe in Bill Gates microchip vaccine conspiracy.
Replies: 44
Views: 2218

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

There is an unfortunate and frighting rise in anti-vaccine nonsense. But you can throw out this survey right way from this note here: The Yahoo News survey was conducted by YouGov using a nationally representative sample of 1,640 U.S. adult residents interviewed online between May 20 and 21, 2020. I...

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by DfwRevolution
Sun May 24, 2020 2:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Airlines planning on squeezing competitors in weaker positions
Replies: 236
Views: 39094

Re: Southwest Airlines planning on squeezing competitors in weaker positions

And why wouldn't they? The same capitalism and competition that affords us cheap fares and great frequencies affords the ability for the well-positioned to crush weaker counterparts. It also keeps these competitors sharp and responsive to the flying public to avoid extinction. These executives run ...

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by DfwRevolution
Wed May 13, 2020 1:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Mitsubishi SpaceJet — Flight Test & Production Thread
Replies: 497
Views: 103174

Re: Flight Global: Mitsubishi to halve SpaceJet budget, review M100 development

I half wonder if the SpaceJet is just a cover for a black program and they have no intention of ever finishing this jet.

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by DfwRevolution
Mon Apr 20, 2020 11:44 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Oil price crash
Replies: 223
Views: 7840

Re: WTI Oil price goes negative

All this “expires tomorrow” stuff blah blah. How exactly can today’s stockpiled oil be consumed, In order to take future delivery Of more oil In May or June? Hmm? It Still comes in faster than it can be consumed. Until that changes- genuine crude oil price is, or must soon be, indeed negative. It’s...

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by DfwRevolution
Mon Apr 20, 2020 8:07 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Oil price crash
Replies: 223
Views: 7840

Re: WTI Oil price goes negative

Keep in mind the negative WTI prices are for contracts that expire tomorrow. For contracts of any longer duration, prices are in the more normal - albeit still low -$20 range. The only people who would hold a futures contract that expires tomorrow are the people who physically want the oil. And pric...

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by DfwRevolution
Mon Apr 20, 2020 7:16 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Oil price crash
Replies: 223
Views: 7840

Re: Oil price crash

The US/Trump complaining when they're responsible for this is quite funny. "Responsible"? Ummm... fracking is likely a prime motivator but "the cause" is Saudi Arabia seeking a new balance and Russia getting into it with them. Tugg The US could have done things to reduce the spe...

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by DfwRevolution
Mon Mar 30, 2020 4:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spirit Attempts to Block Being Acquired (?)
Replies: 24
Views: 6228

Re: Spirit Attempts to Block Being Acquired (?)

This looks pretty boilerplate to me. I’m not sure I would read much further into it.

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by DfwRevolution
Thu Mar 19, 2020 10:35 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Senator Dumped Up to $1.6 Million of Stock After Reassuring Public About Coronavirus Preparedness
Replies: 26
Views: 1248

Re: Senator Dumped Up to $1.6 Million of Stock After Reassuring Public About Coronavirus Preparedness

It is objectively corruption that elected officials can trade securities using non-public information.

Oh, and obligatory reminder that Martha Stewart did not go to prison for her ImClone stock trade. The trade was legal. She went to prison because she lied to federal investigators about her trade.

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by DfwRevolution
Thu Mar 19, 2020 10:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Speculation: American Airlines might file bankruptcy again
Replies: 310
Views: 64293

Re: Speculation: American Airlines might file bankruptcy again

There must be a reason that buy backs were the method of cash distribution rather than dividends? Is it because the means of the deciders compensation was benefited by one over the other? Stock buybacks give management more flexibility on when to distribute cash versus a dividend which must be dist...

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by DfwRevolution
Thu Mar 19, 2020 8:21 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Societal Shifts due to Coronavirus
Replies: 23
Views: 1123

Re: Societal Shifts due to Coronavirus

caliboy93 wrote:
What will possibly be some of the biggest, most notable shifts in society stemming from this outbreak?


Hopefully, the end of The Communist Party of China.

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by DfwRevolution
Thu Mar 19, 2020 8:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Speculation: American Airlines might file bankruptcy again
Replies: 310
Views: 64293

Re: Speculation: American Airlines might file bankruptcy again

We are going to have to change the law because before stock buy-backs (late 70's early 80's), corporate raiders would eat up companies that had too much cash. Buy the company, steal the cash, load it up with debt and then head for the next target. I think someone tried this against TWA. So stock bu...

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by DfwRevolution
Thu Mar 19, 2020 5:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Speculation: American Airlines might file bankruptcy again
Replies: 310
Views: 64293

Re: Speculation: American Airlines might file bankruptcy again

I agree with many posters in this thread. If AA is to accept any government subsidies, AA must: 1, Doug Parker and the previous senior management from HP and US must leave the company 2, Restricted salary and compensation for senior management 3, Be more customer friendly. Customer satisfaction mus...

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by DfwRevolution
Sun Mar 08, 2020 2:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airlines Secretly Glad For the MAX Delay Now With Travel In Freefall?
Replies: 62
Views: 13489

Re: Airlines Secretly Glad For the MAX Delay Now With Travel In Freefall?

No, I don't think anyone at the airlines or OEMs are secretly glad about Coronavirus and falling travel demand. Business executives universally prefer certainty over serendipity. Big over-performance or under-perfromance versus plan betrays the confidence that they are actually in control of the bus...

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by DfwRevolution
Sun Feb 02, 2020 3:36 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Organized effort to keep Bernie from Nomination
Replies: 27
Views: 876

Re: Organized effort to keep Bernie from Nomination

The USG spends $4+TRILLION a year and puts its nose on every part of the economy. The money spent by all parties on the elections is trivial compared the what is controlled by winning That’s true but it’s also an indirect relationship. The quality of candidates for office is directly related to the...

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by DfwRevolution
Sun Feb 02, 2020 3:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Time for a 787NG
Replies: 87
Views: 16332

Re: Time for a 787NG

For those saying a 787 update is premature, all past Boeing widebodies received a significant update to propulsion, aerodynamics, and structures after about 10 years of in-service experience, plus or minus a few years. GE and Rolls Royce were working on the GE90-115B and Trent 8105 just five years a...

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by DfwRevolution
Mon Jan 13, 2020 6:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How is the Boeing 747-8 a good freighter but a bad passenger craft?
Replies: 100
Views: 17512

Re: How is the Boeing 747-8 a good freighter but a bad passenger craft?

TWA772LR wrote:
Its not a bad passenger aircraft, it just had bad timing.


That’s a distinction without a difference.

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by DfwRevolution
Fri Jan 03, 2020 4:32 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Head Iran Gen Killed In Air Strike
Replies: 881
Views: 28083

Re: Head Iran Gen Killed In Air Strike

Catherine Herridge at CBS reported that senior US government official confirmed the strike was in response to active threat to US interests in the region personally overseen by GEN Suleimani. Official made clear US prepared to take further action if diplomats, soldiers threatened by his replacement...

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by DfwRevolution
Fri Jan 03, 2020 4:29 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Head Iran Gen Killed In Air Strike
Replies: 881
Views: 28083

Re: Head Iran Gen Killed In Air Strike

So it's an act of war, we agree then. Yes. Killing Qasem Soleimani was an act of war and not act of terrorism. President Trump used his lawful authority under the 2001 AUMF to order the strike in retaliation for the recent and imminent actions Qasem Soleimani against the United States. Iran can dec...

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by DfwRevolution
Fri Jan 03, 2020 3:44 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Head Iran Gen Killed In Air Strike
Replies: 881
Views: 28083

Re: Head Iran Gen Killed In Air Strike

We killed a military officer who led state-sanctioned acts of warfare against our people. That ain't terrorism, pal. So it's an act of war, we agree then. Yes. Killing Qasem Soleimani was an act of war and not act of terrorism. President Trump used his lawful authority under the 2001 AUMF to order ...

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by DfwRevolution
Fri Jan 03, 2020 3:39 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Head Iran Gen Killed In Air Strike
Replies: 881
Views: 28083

Re: Head Iran Gen Killed In Air Strike

Agreed, in their twisted minds the US is always the bad guy, supporters of terrorism need to be appeased, maybe even try and give them money to change their ways. What is the difference between what you call terrorism, and what the US just did ? We killed a military officer who led state-sanctioned...

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by DfwRevolution
Fri Jan 03, 2020 2:44 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Did your country get better or worse in the last decade?
Replies: 70
Views: 2726

Re: Did your country get better or worse in the last decade?

Unless you live in Venezuela, then just about every other country is universally better off now than it was 10 years ago. The last decade has been miraculously good for mankind. Syria, Iraq, Yemen, and Libya got worse over the past decade. Iraq is way better today than it was 10 years ago. I’ll gra...

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by DfwRevolution
Wed Jan 01, 2020 11:34 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Did your country get better or worse in the last decade?
Replies: 70
Views: 2726

Re: Did your country get better or worse in the last decade?

Unless you live in Venezuela, then just about every other country is universally better off now than it was 10 years ago. The last decade has been miraculously good for mankind.

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by DfwRevolution
Wed Jan 01, 2020 4:51 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Nissan’s Carlos Ghosn Flees Trial In Japan
Replies: 54
Views: 2788

Re: Nissan’s Carlos Ghosn Flees Trial In Japan

CEOs in Japan get 1/10th the pay the US does. Japan has a much more realistic view of what a CEO really is worth. Thinking a CEO is worth 400 times more valuable than other professional employees at the company is laughable, yet there will be many here slobbering all over themselves to defend such ...

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by DfwRevolution
Fri Dec 27, 2019 6:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Can Boeing make a great come back in 2020?
Replies: 211
Views: 28871

Re: Can Boeing make a great come back in 2020?

KFLLCFII wrote:
I would not doubt that Boeing could be to 2020 what Lehman Brothers was to 2008.


If we're speculating on what is probable, I would doubt that very much.

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by DfwRevolution
Tue Dec 24, 2019 12:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing CEO resigns, David Calhoun named President and CEO
Replies: 300
Views: 39126

Re: Boeing CEO resigns, David Calhoun named President and CEO

It’s nauseating to see that Mullenberg will get an exit package of $26,500,000 with a total payout over the next few years of $58,500,000 !!! Just another perfect example of what is wrong with US corporate America. He received this payout because he quit, he wouldn’t have gotten it if they fired hi...

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by DfwRevolution
Fri Dec 13, 2019 4:41 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: UK General Election 2019
Replies: 323
Views: 11439

Re: UK General Election 2019

Reinhardt wrote:
Unfettered / unregulated capitalism has just as many bad side affects as Socialism.


No, it doesn't. Not remotely. One is liberty. The other is oppression. Left to their own extremes, they do not produce equivalent outcomes.

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by DfwRevolution
Thu Dec 12, 2019 11:19 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Traffic Congestion in Austin, Texas
Replies: 19
Views: 1377

Re: Traffic Congestion in Austin, Texas

Austin is not managing development well. When I visited I saw few bike lanes and was shocked there was no rail option from the airport to the city. It felt very outdated in Austin. Houston and Dallas are not much better when it comes to roads and traffic though. Texas is not known for smart, green ...

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by DfwRevolution
Mon Dec 09, 2019 7:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Which (if any) civilian aircraft programs are profitable for Boeing at present
Replies: 49
Views: 8838

Re: Which (if any) civilian aircraft programs are profitable for Boeing at present

There is not one US dollar in the whole Boeing operation that is not borrowed. If Boeing would own something, that is not bought with borrowed money, Boeing would be able to show some equity. Equity is the difference between what you own and what you owe. In the Q3 2019 10-Q report, the shareholder...

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by DfwRevolution
Mon Dec 09, 2019 7:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Which (if any) civilian aircraft programs are profitable for Boeing at present
Replies: 49
Views: 8838

Re: Which (if any) civilian aircraft programs are profitable for Boeing at present

Most people cannot seem to grasp that the deferred production cost is not a real "loss". One branch of Boeing owes another branch of Boeing the money. There is not one US dollar in the whole Boeing operation that is not borrowed. If Boeing would own something, that is not bought with borr...

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by DfwRevolution
Sun Dec 08, 2019 3:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Which (if any) civilian aircraft programs are profitable for Boeing at present
Replies: 49
Views: 8838

Re: Which (if any) civilian aircraft programs are profitable for Boeing at present

Every 787 that Boeing delivers brings in considerably more money than it costs to build at this point. As long as that is the case that is money Boeing can work with. All the money spent developing it at this point is irrelevant; the only case in which it would matter is if Boeing had borrowed the ...

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by DfwRevolution
Thu Nov 28, 2019 2:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FAA accuses Lufthansa of illegal flights
Replies: 112
Views: 22132

Re: FAA accuses Lufthansa of illegal flights

For me it's asking a single question. Did LH file or update the necessary paperwork with the FAA? To me this is a simple yes or no answer. Still, the FAA has some explaining to do. Why did the FAA fail to take so long in regulatory oversight and who within HQ or the local FDSO's caught the error or...

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by DfwRevolution
Wed Nov 27, 2019 11:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pictures surfacing of 777X Sept Test Failure
Replies: 308
Views: 61919

Re: Pictures surfacing of 777X Sept Test Failure - they are Bad

Also, is this the first time that wings being tested at ultimate load (1.5 times the limit load) has resulted in the rupture of the fuselage instead of the wings themselves? This is not the wing load test you are thinking of. Which test am I thinking of then? The test wing of the 777-200 failed at ...

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by DfwRevolution
Wed Nov 27, 2019 3:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 'Hub-busting' effect of A321(X)LR compared to 787
Replies: 84
Views: 14769

Re: 'Hub-busting' effect of A321(X)LR compared to 787

Did I forget any/did I make any mistakes? For starters, you are making a claim which you say is "strongly supported by data" without actually providing that data: I am trying to answer the question of how the introduction of the A321neo(X)LR is similar or not similar to the introduction o...

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by DfwRevolution
Mon Nov 18, 2019 9:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Could the A380 be saved by Hydrogen?
Replies: 59
Views: 7540

Re: Could the A380 be saved by Hydrogen?

Could the A380 be saved by Hydrogen? With or without hydrogen I don't think the A380 can be "saved" because most airlines do not require that much seating capacity. If you read the thread you would see I was proposing that the A380 was basically dead as we know it - the idea was to preser...

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by DfwRevolution
Mon Nov 18, 2019 6:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumour: Singapore Airlines looking at another US ULR route - ORD, BOS or IAD?
Replies: 184
Views: 31411

Re: Rumour: Singapore Airlines looking at another US ULR route - ORD, BOS or IAD?

Could they axe the MAN-IAH route and do IAH non-stop? Would IAH have the pax to stand on its own? Granted we don't know the yield, but most days the amount of pax making the full journey SIN-IAH barely get past 50? The majority of pax are either SIN-MAN-SIN and MAN-IAH-MAN. There's definitely deman...

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by DfwRevolution
Sun Nov 17, 2019 2:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Could the A380 be saved by Hydrogen?
Replies: 59
Views: 7540

Re: Could the A380 be saved by Hydrogen?

Can the A380 be saved by hydrogen? In the strongest terms: no. The modifications described above amount to an all-new airplane. So if you really want a hydrogen-fueled transport aircraft, just design it from scratch. That's to say nothing of the wild impracticality of hydrogen-fueled aircraft, but a...

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by DfwRevolution
Sat Nov 09, 2019 2:38 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: A most memorabel-day: 30 years ago the Berlin wall fell
Replies: 13
Views: 509

Re: A most memorabel-day: 30 years ago the Berlin wall fell

A special day in history, 9th of November 1989. Truly an end of an era. The end of half of the Europeans being prisoners in their own country. The beginning of optimism in the decennia that followed. The fall of the Berlin wall was easily a top moment of the twentieth century. It took visionary peo...

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by DfwRevolution
Sat Nov 02, 2019 6:52 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: HDHP plans: good or bad?
Replies: 51
Views: 2047

Re: HDHP plans: good or bad?

And it does nothing to fix the real issue underlying the skyrocketing health care costs If anything, HDHP does offer a solution to skyrocketing health care costs. People are universally more price sensitive when they pay out-of-pocket. An HDHP creates good incentives for patients to act like respon...

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by DfwRevolution
Sat Nov 02, 2019 4:10 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: HDHP plans: good or bad?
Replies: 51
Views: 2047

Re: HDHP plans: good or bad?

My company will start offering a High Deductible Health Plan in 2020 paired with a HSA. It sounds good on paper: lower monthly premiums coupled with a tax-free savings account to pay for current and future medical expenses. But to me it feels more like “passing the buck”: you may save with one hand...

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by DfwRevolution
Sat Nov 02, 2019 3:39 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: No more Beto
Replies: 33
Views: 2342

Re: No more Beto

The media made him more than he was. They press was looking for a young, Kennedy looking type, made him the headline for a few news cycles then moved on to the next person. :checkmark: I will say his media treatment during 2020 wasn't nearly as favorable as his 2018 senate campaign. The latter coul...

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by DfwRevolution
Fri Oct 04, 2019 3:42 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Updated: Chaos at LAX with new TNC restrictions
Replies: 189
Views: 12396

Re: LAX to end curbside pick-ups by rideshare companies, taxis

1.) If anyone says they have an easy solution to this problem, their wrong. 2.) Many solutions proposed do not consider - or trivialize - unintended impacts. It is possible to make the situation worse. 3.) Uber and Lyft largely serve to substitute for other personal vehicles - taxi, friend, family -...

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by DfwRevolution
Sun Sep 22, 2019 8:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: AI to announce IAH-DEL soon
Replies: 103
Views: 13205

Re: Rumor: AI to announce IAH-DEL soon

Independent of what you think of his post, Houston is not even in the top 10 most educated metro areas in the US. Boston is number 7, so he’s not wrong. https://www.cnbc.com/2018/07/26/the-10-most-and-least-educated-cities-in-the-united-states.html More educated people, higher paying jobs = better ...

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by DfwRevolution
Sun Sep 22, 2019 6:32 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Some Americans have no idea what's going on outside the US?
Replies: 64
Views: 5712

Re: Some Americans have no idea what's going on outside the US?

Another factor is that America has so many different kinds of places to visit where you dont need a passport and our highway systems are very expansive and well connected so they just take the family car and go to places like Colorado (snow/mountains/camping/weed), Florida or California (beaches), ...

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by DfwRevolution
Sun Sep 22, 2019 1:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: AI to announce IAH-DEL soon
Replies: 103
Views: 13205

Re: Rumor: AI to announce IAH-DEL soon

Wouldn't doubt this at all. Of course would be mostly for political reasons. If AI really wanted to serve the Texas-India market, wouldn't they start DFW instead? Reminds me of the DAM-CCS route. I'm not sure why they would start DFW with no *A feed and (I believe) less demand to DEL. The Indian po...

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by DfwRevolution
Mon Sep 02, 2019 2:53 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: B2 Bomber?
Replies: 11
Views: 3340

Re: B2 Bomber?

Might be provisions but I think there was an accident where a non-ejection crew was killed because he didn’t have a “way out”. The Brit bombers didn’t have ejection seats for the navs—bonkers IMO. If there’s one ejection seat, then everyone should have one. GF Perhaps with other bombers, but not a ...

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