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by einsteinboricua
Thu Jun 20, 2019 2:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar speeds up A380 retirement
Replies: 76
Views: 11566

Re: Qatar speeds up A380 retirement

georgiaame wrote:
Have to wonder if Delta might want to pick up a few. For a song. They are 10 year old used jets, there is a precedent. Just sayin'.

I want to entertain the idea...but where would they fly? I guess it allows something like ATL-PEK or LAX-CDG/AMS. The question is also if there's demand.

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by einsteinboricua
Thu Jun 20, 2019 2:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar speeds up A380 retirement
Replies: 76
Views: 11566

Re: Qatar speeds up A380 retirement

What about the possibility of ANA taking a couple more for high-density domestic flights (like the 747)? What about another carrier wanting to use it to test the capacity but not commit to full-price (SA? GA? NZ? TK?)? Would some of these make their way into IR's fleet (they flew 747s into Europe......

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by einsteinboricua
Thu Jun 20, 2019 2:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Odd flight path for DL1631 (LAX-DCA) 6/19
Replies: 23
Views: 3983

Re: Odd flight path for DL1631 (LAX-DCA) 6/19

It seems rather obvious, does it not? The midwest has been getting pounded all spring. That may be true, but some storms are stronger than others. The storms in question have reached severe status so definitely not the kind of pattern to fly close to. The storm over the Ohio River Valley has remain...

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by einsteinboricua
Thu Jun 20, 2019 2:27 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Buy house or car?
Replies: 57
Views: 1867

Re: Buy house or car?

Is 3% down the norm for house purchase down payment in America? That's nice. Here in Malaysia it's 10% down, which is a major stumbling block for many would-be homeowners. There are various loan options. It all depends on how good the person's credit is, what their financial situation is like, and ...

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by einsteinboricua
Thu Jun 20, 2019 1:42 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Buy house or car?
Replies: 57
Views: 1867

Re: Buy house or car?

Well...got pre-approved for a mortgage. I'm rooting for the Feds to cut rates so the mortgage rates also drop, but the quote I was given looks encouraging. Putting 3% down (which I can take from my 401k and repay easily), the payments would be $1,800 (including HOA, PMI, and property taxes). In real...

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by einsteinboricua
Tue Jun 18, 2019 8:31 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Shanahan Quits
Replies: 21
Views: 958

Re: Shanahan Quits

I'm wondering why all this domestic violence information didn't come out during his confirmation process for under secretary of defense back in July 2017? Probably because the Senate didn't bother? As a rubberstamp to Trump's picks, either they knew and kept it underwraps, didn't bother to look it ...

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by einsteinboricua
Tue Jun 18, 2019 7:16 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Shanahan Quits
Replies: 21
Views: 958

Re: Shanahan Quits

Fine tuned machine I see. Only hire the best people...

Nothing says "draining the swamp" like appointing former company executives to lead agencies.

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by einsteinboricua
Tue Jun 18, 2019 1:45 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Buttigieg: Certain There Has Already Been a Gay Pres
Replies: 35
Views: 1387

Re: Buttigieg: Certain There Has Already Been a Gay Pres

afcjets wrote:
Who at Fox News would care if we had a gay president in the past or if someone said that?

The same people whose heads exploded with tan suit, bike helmet, dijon mustard, shoes on desk, business casual in Oval Office, and coffee salute.

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by einsteinboricua
Tue Jun 18, 2019 2:45 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Buy house or car?
Replies: 57
Views: 1867

Re: Buy house or car?

I found it pretty similar to Chicago. In the downtown core you’re going to pay no matter what. In the neighborhoods the business streets can get clogged. But if you’re willing to walk a block you can find ample free parking on the side streets. I parked on the street in Chicago for three years (eve...

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by einsteinboricua
Tue Jun 18, 2019 2:12 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Buy house or car?
Replies: 57
Views: 1867

Re: Buy house or car?

I had a chuckle with the equivalent rent...such a rent *might* get you a one bedroom in the area of Seattle we bought, assuming you don’t have a car to park. For a couple planning for children, buying favors hands down. I was under the impression that only Seattle city proper and surrounding neighb...

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by einsteinboricua
Tue Jun 18, 2019 1:33 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Buy house or car?
Replies: 57
Views: 1867

Re: Buy house or car?

How about using this calculator: https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2014/upshot/buy-rent-calculator.html If I was in the market to rent or buy a home in Seattle, I would probably wait a little longer. According to the St. Louis FED, the housing market in Seattle is cooling right now. I would give ...

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by einsteinboricua
Tue Jun 18, 2019 1:26 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Buy house or car?
Replies: 57
Views: 1867

Re: Buy house or car?

a 2013 car is still "new" imo. My truck is a 2013 and I wouldn't even dream of selling it to buy something new. It's just now getting into its prime usage! That 2013 car was the car I needed to get at the time, not the one I wanted. I don't care for all the gizmos and gadgets that many of...

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by einsteinboricua
Mon Jun 17, 2019 8:18 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Buttigieg: Certain There Has Already Been a Gay Pres
Replies: 35
Views: 1387

Re: Buttigieg: Certain There Has Already Been a Gay Pres

Buttigieg just used something that has always irked me from conservatives: he used a thing called burden of proof. He claims there was a gay president. Conservatives (especially the Christian patriot ones) will be outraged because they can't prove that he's wrong. I'd like to see how Fox News's pers...

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by einsteinboricua
Mon Jun 17, 2019 5:52 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Buy house or car?
Replies: 57
Views: 1867

Re: Buy house or car?

Just a word on that commute - Puyallup to Kent would be a killer - you might be able to find something affordable in Renton or even Kent (I live in a townhouse in Kent and I am by no means wealthy). If not, maybe think east - North Bend perhaps. About as far as Puyallup but not into the teeth of tr...

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by einsteinboricua
Mon Jun 17, 2019 3:30 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Graphing calculators
Replies: 11
Views: 849

Re: Graphing calculators

There's an app for that. It's not 1993 anymore. Except when taking tests you are not allowed to use cellphones or tablets. I had a TI-83, but as I later found out, it was severely limited when compared to the TI-89 so for my 3rd year, I bought a TI-89, which was good because I used it for my circui...

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by einsteinboricua
Mon Jun 17, 2019 2:10 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Buy house or car?
Replies: 57
Views: 1867

Re: Buy house or car?

Thank you all for your input. I've submitted for a credit check to see what options are available in terms of rates. This townhome is similar to the one I have in MD (albeit smaller) and I do not intend to make it my forever home. I mean, it's good for a couple with no kids; it's good for two single...

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by einsteinboricua
Sun Jun 16, 2019 5:58 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Buy house or car?
Replies: 57
Views: 1867

Re: Buy house or car?

Ken777 wrote:
Look for one with a small yard for easy care and everything you want (like a/c and and a dishwasher) then get the home warranty to cover ap]pliances.

Townhouse for me. Not that I can't do yard work but I'd rather not have a yard falling apart due to lack of time.

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by einsteinboricua
Sun Jun 16, 2019 3:26 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Buy house or car?
Replies: 57
Views: 1867

Re: Buy house or car?

What area are you considering? I have a line on a Beacon Hill house not yet up for sale. Puyallup area. WAY south of Seattle, but my workplace is in Kent. Speaking to folks who have been here since the 90s, they've all mentioned that if I want affordable housing, I'll have to stomach the commute. A...

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by einsteinboricua
Sun Jun 16, 2019 2:42 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Buy house or car?
Replies: 57
Views: 1867

Re: Buy house or car?

A) How much is left on the mortgage in Maryland? 2) Why the hell are you paying a mortgage in Maryland? A) 28 years 2) I lived in Maryland, bought a place thinking I would stay there for a few years, and out of nowhere got a good job offer to the Seattle area. I would sell the house BUT it is still...

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by einsteinboricua
Sun Jun 16, 2019 2:20 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Buy house or car?
Replies: 57
Views: 1867

Buy house or car?

Here's the story: I'm in the Seattle area, where the housing market is hotter than a summer in Phoenix. My lease is currently $1800/month and unless we experience a sudden crash in the economy this year, it doesn't look like my lease rates will go down any further. Enter the decision to buy a place ...

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by einsteinboricua
Sun Jun 16, 2019 1:35 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The correct type of weather
Replies: 5
Views: 583

Re: The correct type of weather

Airstud wrote:
is thunderstorms.

(Not the kind that spawn tornadoes though; 'naders do too much damage.)

Thunderstorms don't cause tornadoes. Traffic circles do.

But that being said, the more severe the storm, the better!! And make it long lasting and not like the storms that last probably 30 minutes.

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by einsteinboricua
Fri Jun 14, 2019 5:21 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Federal Employees: According to Donald Trump, the Hatch Act does not matter
Replies: 25
Views: 1314

Re: Federal Employees: According to Donald Trump, the Hatch Act does not matter

You broke the law once, don't do it again. vs. So what if the law was broken multiple times? Who cares? See the difference? It's also quite telling that in the 8 years Obama was in office, the only instance at the moment is in 2016. But as is the case in politics: IOKIYAR. Expect a Democrat preside...

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by einsteinboricua
Fri Jun 14, 2019 3:57 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Federal Employees: According to Donald Trump, the Hatch Act does not matter
Replies: 25
Views: 1314

Re: Federal Employees: According to Donald Trump, the Hatch Act does not matter

MSPNWA wrote:
More propaganda being lapped up due to unbridled hate. The Hatch Act was violated during the Obama Administration, and of course then no one cared. Wake up, America. Your country is on the brink.

OK then. You clearly are knowledgeable about this. Can you provide explicit violations of the Hatch Act?

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by einsteinboricua
Fri Jun 14, 2019 3:12 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Sarah Huckabee Sanders to resign; return to Arkansas for possible governor's run
Replies: 71
Views: 2987

Re: Sarah Huckabee Sanders to resign; return to Arkansa for possible governor's run

I believe he meant "coat tailing". Yes. Got the terms mixed up. However... How is running in the state you come from carpet bagging? I assume you disagree with Trump bashing Biden in PA by saying that Biden "left you" and say that Biden campaigning in PA is not carpet bagging? A...

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by einsteinboricua
Thu Jun 13, 2019 11:17 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Sarah Huckabee Sanders to resign; return to Arkansas for possible governor's run
Replies: 71
Views: 2987

Re: Sarah Huckabee Sanders to resign; return to Arkansa for possible governor's run

LAX772LR wrote:
...she's vile enough for Fox, but they'd NEVER let her on, because she's not some bleach-blonde who's scrawny enough to hang-glide on a Dorito.]

Nothing some strong peroxide can't take care of.

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by einsteinboricua
Thu Jun 13, 2019 9:02 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Sarah Huckabee Sanders to resign; return to Arkansas for possible governor's run
Replies: 71
Views: 2987

Re: Sarah Huckabee Sanders to resign; return to Arkansa for possible governor's run

Talk about carpet bagging.

Knowing that Asa Hutchinson is term limited, she plans to use the Huckabee last name to run. But then again, name recognition is not always a sure thing, as Raul Labrador and Diane Black found out during their primaries for governor.

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by einsteinboricua
Thu Jun 13, 2019 4:50 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Why is the Hyde Amendment so controversial?
Replies: 91
Views: 3596

Re: Why is the Hyde Amendment so controversial?

Here's the thing: why should tax dollars be used for abortions when it's mostly an elective procedure? Uninviting someone from your house is also elective, yet when they refuse to go law enforcement remove them for free, even if you have the funds to pay for the service. Best regards Thomas Sorry T...

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by einsteinboricua
Thu Jun 13, 2019 1:27 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Jon Stewart slams congress
Replies: 65
Views: 2613

Re: Jon Stewart slams congress

Mitch McConnel needs to stall any bill from the Democrats in the house until they get serious about the many problems that meet to be addressed - like border security. Translation: I want gridlock in Congress until Democrats pass what Republicans want them to pass. Who cares if they were elected to...

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by einsteinboricua
Wed Jun 12, 2019 10:41 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Jon Stewart slams congress
Replies: 65
Views: 2613

Re: Jon Stewart slams congress

casinterest wrote:
We will see soon whether the senate will take it up.

If they get swamped with MikeDrop-like people, it won't pass, because they prefer everyone suffer than pass something whose main voice of support hurts their feelings.

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by einsteinboricua
Wed Jun 12, 2019 6:59 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Jon Stewart slams congress
Replies: 65
Views: 2613

Re: Jon Stewart slams congress

I would submit to you that whoever decided to make him the face of this issue was either intentionally trying to add to the division in this country or suffers from their own naive and clouded judgement. Except he's been the face of it since the start. Are you such a snowflake that you can't breath...

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by einsteinboricua
Wed Jun 12, 2019 6:52 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Jon Stewart slams congress
Replies: 65
Views: 2613

Re: Jon Stewart slams congress

Then they decide to have Rush Limbaugh be the expert that they bring in. Any self respecting democrat would assume that this was not a serious attempt at a bipartisan solution that would actually make a difference. What cause has Rush Limbaugh supported all throughout his career that would make him...

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by einsteinboricua
Wed Jun 12, 2019 5:57 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump would protect Kim Jong Un from the CIA
Replies: 32
Views: 1262

Re: Trump would protect Kim Jong Un from the CIA

....which is continuing to this day, virtually unchanged, and that's *with* the tax scam, and millions more without healthcare. When will it get faster, pray tell? Watch out. He's likely gonna say "it could be faster if Democrats cooperated instead of obstructing"...because, you know, hol...

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by einsteinboricua
Wed Jun 12, 2019 1:52 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump would protect Kim Jong Un from the CIA
Replies: 32
Views: 1262

Re: Trump would protect Kim Jong Un from the CIA

But let's give Obama credit or say no President has control over the economy. As if Trump inherited a depression and turned it around in a month. Of course, we wouldn't know with distorting Fox News graphics and constant blares from Trump at how the economy was collapsing, how the unemployment rate...

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by einsteinboricua
Wed Jun 12, 2019 1:37 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: British parliament prorogation debate
Replies: 11
Views: 504

Re: British parliament prorogation debate

I'd honestly like to see the instigators of this heap, the Farages, the Johnsons et. al. be in charge and try to get out of the chaos they created. They couldn't, of course, but then again it seems no one can anyway. BoJo insists he won't prorogue Parliament, but something tells me that if he ascen...

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by einsteinboricua
Wed Jun 12, 2019 1:30 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: One global currency?
Replies: 28
Views: 1301

Re: One global currency?

There should be an opt-out from Euro available for everyone. That defeats the purpose of integration in the first place. The EU could be reformed to not require a currency union, but even then, to join the currency union, the country's finances will be closely monitored so that a Greece and Cyprus ...

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by einsteinboricua
Tue Jun 11, 2019 9:46 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump would protect Kim Jong Un from the CIA
Replies: 32
Views: 1262

Re: Trump would protect Kim Jong Un from the CIA

Waiting to hear from the "But Obama/Clinton" brigade...

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by einsteinboricua
Tue Jun 11, 2019 1:23 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Youtuber sentenced to prison for prank on homeless man.
Replies: 6
Views: 534

Re: Youtuber sentenced to prison for prank on homeless man.

c933103 wrote:
So what about youtubers that make fake claims on threat and send police into others' home.

Or YouTubers who knowingly spew out false information in order to incite violence?

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by einsteinboricua
Mon Jun 10, 2019 3:49 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Make Elephant Trophies Great Again..?
Replies: 5
Views: 687

Re: Make Elephant Trophies Great Again..?

Guys, please, don't you know that bringing back animal trophies is what the Appalachian coalminer and Rust Belt factory worker want more than anything? And if you ask the Southern evangelist, they'll tell you that animals were placed on Earth by the Creator for humans to hunt for whatever purposes t...

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by einsteinboricua
Sat Jun 08, 2019 5:19 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Why is the Hyde Amendment so controversial?
Replies: 91
Views: 3596

Re: Why is the Hyde Amendment so controversial?

seb146 wrote:
It should also not be up to the government to tell women what they can and cannot do.

I agree, and as such, it shouldn't also give funds for this either.

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by einsteinboricua
Sat Jun 08, 2019 5:01 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Why is the Hyde Amendment so controversial?
Replies: 91
Views: 3596

Re: Why is the Hyde Amendment so controversial?

The right wing mantra of "if you can't feed 'em, don't breed 'em"? The pill fails. Condoms break. Women are raped. I don't have a problem keeping abortion safe and legal. Normally, I agree with you, but aborting a tiny embryo is different from aborting a fetus. The first trimester is time...

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by einsteinboricua
Fri Jun 07, 2019 9:41 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Is it safe to book on Asiana Airlines? Will they go belly up?
Replies: 14
Views: 2177

Re: Is it safe to book on Asiana Airlines? Will they go belly up?

UAUA wrote:
I doubt Asiana will go belly up. Is it safe to book on them?

If you doubt OZ will go belly up, why are you asking about whether it's safe to book with them?

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by einsteinboricua
Fri Jun 07, 2019 8:24 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Why is the Hyde Amendment so controversial?
Replies: 91
Views: 3596

Re: Why is the Hyde Amendment so controversial?

Are there "hyde amendments" banning the spending of federal funds for all the things you listed, einsteinboricua? Don't know. I'm just drawing parallels. A health insurance plan here will give you a discount on prescription glasses, but not Lasik. It may cover nutritional assistance, but ...

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by einsteinboricua
Fri Jun 07, 2019 8:21 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: One global currency?
Replies: 28
Views: 1301

Re: One global currency?

Currency unions work for certain countries. It may be possible to have a global currency, but the US Dollar already serves that purpose. The IMF has what's called the SDR as a type of currency which is weighed by a basket of currencies. The con of such a global currency is the politics of economics....

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by einsteinboricua
Fri Jun 07, 2019 4:01 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Pelosi: “I want to see him in prison.”
Replies: 60
Views: 3059

Re: Pelosi: “I want to see him in prison.”

I particularly liked reading about how Sean Hannity was outraged at how Pelosi wants a political opponent locked up and that such behavior happens in banana republics.

That is hilarious!

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by einsteinboricua
Fri Jun 07, 2019 3:52 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Why is the Hyde Amendment so controversial?
Replies: 91
Views: 3596

Why is the Hyde Amendment so controversial?

Already Democrats are coming out the gate by voicing support for eliminating the Hyde Amendment which bans use of federal funds for abortions. Why is this so controversial? I was having a discussion where I stated that I support a woman's right to choose but that if she chooses to have an abortion i...

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by einsteinboricua
Fri Jun 07, 2019 2:40 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your experience on now defunct carriers
Replies: 73
Views: 3164

Re: Your experience on now defunct carriers

Champion Air: nothing special. A 727 charter from SJU-MCO. Continental: back when they were the last airline serving a hot meal in coach at a time many airlines had switched to BoB. Flew SJU-EWR-FRA and LGW-EWR-SJU and had nothing but a pleasant experience. US Airways: I was initially hesitant due t...

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by einsteinboricua
Fri Jun 07, 2019 2:25 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Consequences of Climate Change
Replies: 151
Views: 5901

Re: Consequences of Climate Change

TSS wrote:
Cruise ships are apparently notorious polluters and they only move people from Point A the long way round back to Point A.

Isn't that what buses and cars do?

At least cruises are moving cities so it's understandable that they would require more power to move around.

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by einsteinboricua
Fri Jun 07, 2019 2:07 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Consequences of Climate Change
Replies: 151
Views: 5901

Re: Consequences of Climate Change

Why? Because I don’t think „we“, i.e. humanity, we will manage to reduce greenhouse gases sufficiently. We will simply not make it. As you said, it doesn’t help if let’s say Germany reaches all targets in that respect but other larger nations do not. Good. The sooner everyone comes to that realizat...

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by einsteinboricua
Fri Jun 07, 2019 4:34 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Anticipatory pre-flight anxiety
Replies: 11
Views: 1227

Re: Anticipatory pre-flight anxiety

I suffered from what doctors and I concluded was a panic attack back in January 2018. While on an E175 flying DCA-PHL, on approach to PHL we made a very tight turn and hit turbulence as we did. That set off a chain reaction in me that I had never felt before. I had to be wheelchaired to the next gat...

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