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by ALTF4
Wed Apr 17, 2019 5:47 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Quad engines and reverse thrust use
Replies: 42
Views: 3854

Re: Quad engines and reverse thrust use

I'm not an A380 pilot, so I am open to being corrected here. However, my understanding is that the pilots can command reverse on whichever engines they desire. On Boeing aircraft, for example, that would involve only engaging the reverse levers for the engines they wish to use. Additionally, mainten...

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by ALTF4
Mon Apr 08, 2019 1:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Korean Air Chairman Ousted
Replies: 21
Views: 4984

Re: Korean Air Chairman Ousted

https://edition.cnn.com/2019/04/08/busi ... index.html


Read the thread. :roll:
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raylee67 wrote:
He was not just ousted.

It's just announced that he has died too.

https://edition.cnn.com/2019/04/08/busi ... index.html


Read the thread. :roll:

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by ALTF4
Fri Mar 29, 2019 7:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WOW Ceases Operations
Replies: 968
Views: 156687

Re: WOW Financial Discussion Thread

If those fares were not sustainable for WOW, what makes you believe they would be sustainable for FI? This kind of thinking that air travel should be borderline free and that airlines are evil and shouldn't make any money makes me scratch my head sometime. I started traveling 24 years ago and airfa...

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by ALTF4
Sat Mar 09, 2019 11:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Widebody Thread - 2019
Replies: 819
Views: 159717

Re: Delta Widebody Thread - 2019

3/9 apparently Delta 296 went tech due to a one inch crack in leading edge of wing. At least that is what a friend who was supposed to be on flight just said. Still showing as just delayed.

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by ALTF4
Wed Feb 27, 2019 7:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Widebody Thread - 2019
Replies: 819
Views: 159717

Re: Delta Widebody Thread - 2019

No, the 339 doesn’t have the legs for SEA SIN , the 359 however should do it without much fuss, Also if all flights are transferred from NRT to HND , we might just see the MNL and SIN legs be served via ICN through their New partnership with KE metal Regards/ Karan I hope they keep DL metal, but we...

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by ALTF4
Mon Feb 25, 2019 3:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Widebody Thread - 2019
Replies: 819
Views: 159717

Re: Delta Widebody Thread - 2019

That press release involving the 763 interior is a mistake. Plus the fact that only the B764s will be refurbished by next year, meaning that the N763ERs are probably 18-24 months away from being completed! Interesting that this press release says that the B763ER fleet "is CURRENTLY being retro...

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by ALTF4
Sat Feb 23, 2019 8:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Widebody Thread - 2019
Replies: 819
Views: 159717

Re: Delta Widebody Thread - 2019

One of following is bound to happen; with all DL NRT ops set to terminate, CAN DL simply transfer their few remaining intra Asia flying to HND? I think all thats left is SIN and MNL. With SEA expansion being mostly complete by mid 2020, will we instead see a DL SEA-SIN flight and a SEA-MNL flight? ...

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by ALTF4
Mon Jan 21, 2019 9:26 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Predictions: ATL Superbowl Weekend Upgauges
Replies: 41
Views: 5590

Re: Predictions: ATL Superbowl Weekend Upgauges

If need be, there are also D gates that are "general use", or if needed, there are certainly gates out on E or F than can accommodate larger aircraft. (domestic flights can certainly use E and F, they just tend to do so fairly seldomly) Seems like D is mostly RJ and 737 sized gates. Can't...

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by ALTF4
Tue Nov 20, 2018 6:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta orders 10 A330-900 neo's, defers 10 A350-900's
Replies: 384
Views: 63309

Re: Delta orders 10 A330-900 neo's, defers 10 A350-900's

Those "road warriors" are far more concerned with sticking to their airline/alliance than the airplane type. Then comes price and schedule. If aircraft type was that important every widebody out there would be a 767-like 2-3-2 with a 787 cabin environment. But they aren't. That is the tru...

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by ALTF4
Wed Oct 03, 2018 3:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bastian: Delta to offer free in-flight WiFi to all passengers in the future
Replies: 7
Views: 974

Re: Bastian: Delta to offer free in-flight WiFi to all passengers in the future

I would assume that the "free" would be the current "browse pass" speeds they offer, and the "stream pass" would be a for-pay tier. Purely speculation. But I hope that will be the case. That said, 2ku does offer some impressive speed to the seat, based on when I have us...

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by ALTF4
Wed Oct 03, 2018 3:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bastian: Delta to offer free in-flight WiFi to all passengers in the future
Replies: 7
Views: 974

Bastian: Delta to offer free in-flight WiFi to all passengers in the future

https://www.forbes.com/sites/bishopjordan/2018/10/02/delta-free-in-flight-wi-fi/#5434cda12439 Bastian says the free in-flight WiFi will be "soon", but hasn't put a specific timeline on it. I think this is good news. Happy to hear that airlines are more and more moving this direction, and w...

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by ALTF4
Tue Jul 31, 2018 6:36 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: DL/AF Baggage Backlog at CDG
Replies: 8
Views: 1558

Re: DL/AF Baggage Backlog at CDG

Appendage measuring aside between certain forum members, this is always an issue doing through CDG. My wife's bags were lost for three days going from ATL-CDG-BLR. DL said the baggage sorter had broken. Still waiting on the gifted miles from DL on that one. DL really needs to reconsider their bad si...

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by ALTF4
Thu Jun 28, 2018 12:57 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Non airline businesses owned by airlines
Replies: 54
Views: 4973

Re: Non airline businesses owned by airlines

Cathay Pacific is owned (45% shareholder) by Swire, a London-based conglomerate that mainly operates in Asia. Swire is also a Coca-Cola bottler in China and parts of the U.S.

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by ALTF4
Thu Jun 14, 2018 6:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta to cut Seattle-Hong Kong, announces Seattle-Osaka
Replies: 308
Views: 30210

Re: Delta to cut Seattle-Hong Kong, announces Seattle-Osaka

As an ATL resident, this has no impact on me. I'd much rather fly ATL-ICN and then ICN-HKG; it's just a much more natural break point in the flying, and I'd much rather spend more time in Delta One on the A350. So, while everybody else seems appalled, this actually fits exactly what I'm doing in a w...

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by ALTF4
Fri Apr 13, 2018 4:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CDG and ORY are changing a lot
Replies: 47
Views: 11730

Re: CDG and ORY are changing a lot

It's a shame that French people go on strikes so often, I transit via CDG several times a year, and last two times decided to have an extended layover, only to find out they were striking again. Fortunately Delta is always willing to re-route me at no charge when their Atlantic JV partner's employee...

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by ALTF4
Wed Jul 19, 2017 9:15 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Delta Air Lines Upgrades Just Got Easier and More Affordable
Replies: 6
Views: 1156

Re: Delta Air Lines Upgrades Just Got Easier and More Affordable

link/source: https://www.yahoo.com/news/delta-air-lines-upgrades-just-153649605.html "In late spring, Delta began letting customers upgrade individual legs of their flights after booking—elevating a coach seat to Comfort+, Delta One business, or even first class—regardless of how the ticket wa...

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by ALTF4
Thu Jun 29, 2017 7:01 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: SkyPesos? Nope.
Replies: 27
Views: 2132

Re: SkyPesos? Nope.

I redeemed ATL to SIN for 230k miles in J class. Also a great value is to fly to ANC. 25k miles ATL to ANC in late August once. It's pretty easy to earn miles if you fly international J a lot. :) But, as soon as I stop flying for work as much (and lose Diamond), I'll probably drop the platinum card ...

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by ALTF4
Thu Jun 29, 2017 6:52 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your longest flight
Replies: 147
Views: 9048

Re: Your longest flight

JNB -> ATL: 8,449 on DL 77L in J class ATL <-> DXB: 7,595 on DL 77L in J class ATL -> ICN: 7,177 on KE 77W in J class ATL <-> NRT: 6,844 on DL 77L in J class (5x times) LHR -> CAN: 5,709 on CZ 789 in J class JFK <-> TLV: 5,671 on DL 777 in J class ATL <-> FCO: 5,030 on DL A330 & 764 in J class (...

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by ALTF4
Tue Jun 20, 2017 5:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Going On At RDU - Part 1
Replies: 442
Views: 50651

Re: What's Going On At RDU - Part 1

The DL/AF CDG flight seems indeed to work very well. I flew it again this week (1st time since the upgauge to 763) and it was packed (full in J and overbooked by 6 seats in Y). That's good and bad. I flew it the week before you, and on the way out, J had 5 seats empty (with 6 people upgraded from Y...

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by ALTF4
Thu Jun 15, 2017 12:06 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: "Making things right" - How's WF Bank doing?
Replies: 4
Views: 370

Re: "Making things right" - How's WF Bank doing?

It's a step in the right direction, but they lost my trust and respect forever. Something like what was going on has no excuse; it shouldn't take being "caught" to fix that. Employees who left and tried to say something about it were marginalized. That means people above them knew what was...

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by ALTF4
Wed Jun 14, 2017 6:49 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Shooting at Congressional Baseball Practice
Replies: 43
Views: 1705

Re: Shooting at Congressional Baseball Practice

Holy hell.

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by ALTF4
Wed Jun 14, 2017 1:27 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Shooting at Congressional Baseball Practice
Replies: 43
Views: 1705

Re: Shooting at Congressional Baseball Practice

ALTF4 wrote:
Unfortunately, this will only serve to fuel already partisan and very divided situations in the US political scene. No doubt both parties, the left, and the right, will use this to prove their points of view.


A.net didn't disappoint. 2 of the 3 first replies add more to the fuel.

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by ALTF4
Wed Jun 14, 2017 12:57 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Shooting at Congressional Baseball Practice
Replies: 43
Views: 1705

Shooting at Congressional Baseball Practice

http://www.cnn.com/2017/06/14/politics/alexandria-virginia-shooting/index.html Representative Scalise (Republican), who is the house majority whip, was shot in the hip during a practice for a baseball game (seems as if this is practice for the annual baseball game between parties, and Scalise may ha...

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by ALTF4
Mon Jun 12, 2017 7:16 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Need help with flight numbers
Replies: 4
Views: 428

Re: Need help with flight numbers

I think Flightaware offers more than just one week of free lookups? You might check there.

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by ALTF4
Fri May 26, 2017 4:50 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Tips for an avgeek during an ATL layover
Replies: 14
Views: 1401

Re: Tips for an avgeek during an ATL layover

Slight update; Thank you to everyone for the tips! I decided to not opt for the Comfort+ upgrade, I figured it'd be nice to sit by the engines on the MD-90. I will be purchasing a day pass at FLL, since you guys said I can use the same pass to access not only the FLL lounge but also the ATL lounges...

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by ALTF4
Thu May 25, 2017 7:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pilot refuses to fly packed airplane because passenger labelled his personal WIFI ‘Jihadist Cell London 1’
Replies: 95
Views: 15844

Re: Pilot refuses to fly packed airplane because passenger labelled his personal WIFI ‘Jihadist Cell London 1’

So, all of you asking for him to be locked up: how exactly do you plan on figuring out WHO was doing this? The only real way to do it would be to use a device (or software on any normal computer) to find the MAC address broadcasting it, then confiscate everybody's phones and check the MAC address on...

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by ALTF4
Fri May 19, 2017 6:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why Delta decided to stop being the mean airline...
Replies: 44
Views: 9752

Re: Why Delta decided to stop being the mean airline...

Fascinating thread. I asked a while back why people specifically did not like Delta (http://www.airliners.net/forum/viewtopic.php?t=1344535). So much of the Delta hate is on anecdotal experiences or things that are issues across all airlines. I have to book a flight to India soon. I'm planning on fl...

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by ALTF4
Wed May 10, 2017 1:37 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Donald Trump to FBI Director James Comey: "You're Fired!"
Replies: 200
Views: 6606

Re: Donald Trump to FBI Director James Comey: "You're Fired!"

Aesma wrote:
I received a notification about this on my phone at 6AM. It's a French app not one supposed to give me news about internal US matters.


Seems like an issue to take up with the app maker, not the A.nut tech non-support forum? Maybe your signature gives a few hints as to the cause? :lol:

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by ALTF4
Tue May 02, 2017 10:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL domestic widebodies
Replies: 7
Views: 1885

Re: DL domestic widebodies

Not unheard of. Been on a 777 ATL to LAX, ATL to JFK, an A330 from PHX to ATL. All in last 5 months.

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by ALTF4
Tue Apr 25, 2017 11:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Another United gaffe - forces doctor off plane
Replies: 2119
Views: 130644

Re: Another United gaffe - forces doctor off plane

I never said anything about bumping from a room after you checked in. I'm not sure what point you are trying to make? Correct me if I'm wrong. You were drawing a parallel to United's bumping policy by insisting that even hotels bump guests and that the guests don't have any federal protections agai...

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by ALTF4
Mon Apr 24, 2017 12:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Another United gaffe - forces doctor off plane
Replies: 2119
Views: 130644

Re: Another United gaffe - forces doctor off plane

As someone very familiar with the hotel industry, I can almost certainly assure you that once a guest checks in to a room they are NEVER "bumped" by those holding elite status. For starters, once a guest checks in to a room, it is instantly rendered "dirty" for housekeeping purp...

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by ALTF4
Tue Apr 11, 2017 6:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Another United gaffe - forces doctor off plane
Replies: 2119
Views: 130644

Re: Another United gaffe - forces doctor off plane

The hotel analogy only works if you compare it to IDB at the gate. In this case he was already in his seat, which makes it all the more wrong. Otherwise, the hotel analogy should be that a hotel guest who had already checked into their room was yanked out of bed, had their head banged against a dre...

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by ALTF4
Tue Apr 11, 2017 6:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Another United gaffe - forces doctor off plane
Replies: 2119
Views: 130644

Re: Another United gaffe - forces doctor off plane

So you have been bumped from a prepaid room? Or have been in your room after you had paid for the night and were asked to pack your things again and move out? You would be astonished how easy it would be to drag said hotel into court and the question of fraud would be raised. I have booked and prep...

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by ALTF4
Tue Apr 11, 2017 5:20 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 737-900ER performance
Replies: 22
Views: 5753

Re: 737-900ER performance

If the passengers being removed from your flight had failed to comply and remained on the flight, would they have been forcibly removed from the flight, in all likelihood? I know it is theoretical - but given the UA discussions at the moment, it's a relevant question as this highlights yet another w...

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by ALTF4
Tue Apr 11, 2017 4:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Another United gaffe - forces doctor off plane
Replies: 2119
Views: 130644

Re: Another United gaffe - forces doctor off plane

Now the airline had been flying four crew to the place were their next flight leaves the next morning. Let us assume the airline has booked rooms, let us assume they were prepaid to be sure that the crew would get those rooms. What would the airline say if there was exhibition or conference in that...

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by ALTF4
Fri Apr 07, 2017 3:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Heck, Delta is having it bad
Replies: 354
Views: 47138

Re: Heck, ATL is having it bad.

Nobody has mentioned that Thursday, ATL had some strong winds. Local radio was reporting gusting to 55 mph - my office building in downtown ATL had the windows on the windy side bowing in. I don't know if any flights were impacted Thursday because of that, but the winds were pretty strong. These guy...

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by ALTF4
Fri Mar 31, 2017 1:45 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: I-85 Partially Collapses in ATL due to fire
Replies: 7
Views: 722

I-85 Partially Collapses in ATL due to fire

I-85, which goes from SW of Atlanta through to NE of Atlanta, partially collapsed due to a fire underneath an elevated section of the roadway. Currently it seems the fire started in some spools of plastic conduit often used for telecommunications utilities and other purposes, which was being stored ...

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by ALTF4
Mon Mar 20, 2017 5:31 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Alaska vs United's response on rows with missing window
Replies: 18
Views: 3331

Re: Alaska vs United's response on rows with missing window

Response from @United: Sorry. We never guaranteed you will get a window. While the OP didn't use quotes, he certainly implied he was quoting them. Shameful. So the actual quote: "seating does not guarantee a window" is so different? It actually sounds even worse, in my opinion! The actual...

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by ALTF4
Fri Mar 17, 2017 12:54 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Alaska vs United's response on rows with missing window
Replies: 18
Views: 3331

Re: Alaska vs United's response on rows with missing window

KiloRomeoDelta wrote:
Response from @United: Sorry. We never guaranteed you will get a window.


Jshank83 wrote:
It is a little misleading the but tweet has that line in it.


Understatement of the day.

While the OP didn't use quotes, he certainly implied he was quoting them. Shameful.

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by ALTF4
Tue Mar 14, 2017 7:38 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airlines that serve Pepsi instead of Coca Cola
Replies: 36
Views: 5549

Re: Airlines that serve Pepsi instead of Coca Cola

But if you look at the assets, PepsiCo has an extremely diverse portfolio of food and drink products that are wholly owned, ranging from Pepsi and Gatorade, to Taco Bell, KFC and others, and even Frio Lay and Quaker. PepsiCo has since sold some of their holdings in those areas (specifically the res...

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by ALTF4
Sat Mar 04, 2017 3:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: France plans 5-day ATC strike
Replies: 60
Views: 7829

Re: France plans 5-day ATC strike

A short term such as 5-years is hardly indicative of bigger picture. Hilarious! Surely, then, 4 years of Donald Trump will not impact things in the US one bit, because 4 years is even less than 5 years. Even across the EU, France has a reputation for stikes. I must say, even when not on strike, the...

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by ALTF4
Thu Mar 02, 2017 9:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cityjet: an interesting read! Going from scheduled airline to a ACMI provider
Replies: 3
Views: 1421

Re: Cityjet: an interesting read! Going from scheduled airline to a ACMI provider

TheGeordielad wrote:
This is probably the best move however didn't they lose the air France contract?


I flew them a few weeks ago from DUB-CDG on an Air France 'branded' flight.

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by ALTF4
Fri Feb 03, 2017 2:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA/DL/UA Try to Meet w/Secretary of State to Stop EK EWR-ATH
Replies: 98
Views: 10387

Re: AA/DL/UA Try to Meet w/Secretary of State to Stop EK EWR-ATH

I believe DL flies ATH-ATL year-round, not just summer? I flew on that a few months ago, and am booked on it in a week or two. During the summer, they bump it up to 2x daily or 12x weekly or something like that. Wikipedia (which we all know can be wrong) only lists a seasonal JFK-ATH and no ATL-ATH...

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by ALTF4
Tue Jan 31, 2017 7:28 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Egyptair, what to expect?
Replies: 5
Views: 943

Re: Egyptair, what to expect?

Agree with the points above. On a side note, be glad you are not exiting at Cairo and having to re-enter the airport from the city. I've been in many interesting cities and airports, but Cairo was by far the worst. The sheer number of people who had no business being there, blocking entrances, polic...

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by ALTF4
Fri Jan 27, 2017 12:56 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Great Healthcare Dilemma
Replies: 79
Views: 3115

Re: The Great Healthcare Dilemma

I wish people could identify Christians by their actions, not by their words. A person can. I have seen athiests who live Christian lives better than some Christians. Simply saying you (in the general sense) are a Christian is enough for some. Not for me, which is why I vote and think the way I do....

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by ALTF4
Thu Jan 26, 2017 4:41 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Great Healthcare Dilemma
Replies: 79
Views: 3115

Re: The Great Healthcare Dilemma

That is exactly what it means, especially coming from those who scream about the Bible and Christianity. Like the men who are on their third or fourth wife with who knows how many side flings screaming that marriage is sacred or the people who scream that every life is precious but those damn kids ...

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by ALTF4
Mon Jan 23, 2017 9:27 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Great Healthcare Dilemma
Replies: 79
Views: 3115

Re: The Great Healthcare Dilemma

What does that have to do with anything? heroin overdoses I was tracking with you right up until there. Are you suggesting Heroin overdoses are in the same class as people who cannot get proper medical care? Just a quick check, we're talking about the heroin that people voluntarily take while knowi...

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by ALTF4
Thu Jan 19, 2017 6:49 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Gene Cernan, Last Man To Walk On The Moon RIP
Replies: 8
Views: 1140

Re: Gene Cernan, Last Man To Walk On The Moon RIP

There's a great document about CAPT Cernan aptly titled "Last man on the moon." Delta has it on their IFE. Just saw it yesterday, PHX -> ATL on DL. Had no idea he had just passed away as I was watching it. Ironically enough, and as an aside, Delta noted they edited the movie for content. ...

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