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by ER757
Sat Jul 20, 2019 11:31 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: 50th Anniversary of Apollo 11
Replies: 13
Views: 367

Re: 50th Anniversary of Apollo 11

So 50 years ago today was one of mankind's finest achievements - landing on the moon. I was born much later but still very inspired by this. Anyone have any memories of the event? I wish we could do something similar today because we really need to unite the world again. I remember it vividly - I w...

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by ER757
Wed Jul 17, 2019 11:43 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Will Trump get primaried or will the GOP continue to lose grip on core values?
Replies: 118
Views: 3711

Re: Will Trump get primaried or will the GOP continue to lose grip on core values?

If that is the case, why didn't Americans vote to elect a Democrat in 2016? After all, Obama was also an incumbent who had a good economy. It only made sense that "if it ain't broke, don't fix it". No he wasn't he was termed out. Running for re-election and running for the office for the ...

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by ER757
Wed Jul 17, 2019 9:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Passenger on AA from KIN-MIA asked to deboard to change from her romper outfit
Replies: 117
Views: 8104

Re: Passenger on AA from KIN-MIA asked to deboard to change from her romper outfit

the policy is too vague - no offensive clothing is too subjective. Needs to be more clearly defined. Most workplaces have dress codes which denote restrictions - for example: no tee shirts, no jeans, no sandals etc. Not saying an airline contract of carriage should have those particular restrictions...

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by ER757
Sat Jul 13, 2019 8:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AF to order A220, replace A380 with 787 or A350?
Replies: 164
Views: 30802

Re: AF to order A220

Big blow to Embraer, IMO; with AF being an existing Emb customer. I agree that A330neo or 787 is too small for the A380. AF loves the 77W so maybe they'll come around and sniff around Boeing for the 779. If they say the 350-1000 is too expense, the 779 would seem to be out of their price range as w...

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by ER757
Fri Jul 12, 2019 7:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Washington State Thread - 2019
Replies: 159
Views: 18167

Re: Washington State Thread - 2019

Any new news since two months ago? The New Alaska Airlines lounge in the North Satellite officially opens today - looks nice, will check it out when I am there Saturday: https://ifly.alaskaair.com/pub/cc?_ri_=X0Gzc2X%3DYQpglLjHJlYQGgWSCYfuYJUcaJ25zgzfNzcE1bPRLatGoRj6CAvzgqtF43KzcPpF0h8f0mfkVXtpKX%3...

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by ER757
Wed Jul 10, 2019 10:57 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Disappearances in American National Parks
Replies: 29
Views: 2225

Re: Disappearances in American National Parks

Lots and lots of reasons people go missing. Won't try to explain all of the scenarios in the OP but here's just a few things that come to mind Why so many in National Parks? - They usually contain large tracts of wilderness and if someone does wander off-trail it can be nearly impossible to track th...

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by ER757
Tue Jul 09, 2019 7:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM 747-400ERF loses flap during approach
Replies: 34
Views: 7763

Re: KLM 747-400ERF loses flap during approach

https://media.nu.nl/m/e6axwl1a88dc_wd640.jpg https://www.nu.nl/binnenland/5962639/twee-vliegtuigen-botsen-bij-gate-op-schiphol.html Seems like light damage, but still out of action for today. Someone's gotta say it....."That should buff right out" Oh no, that right there has to be a write...

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by ER757
Tue Jul 09, 2019 5:43 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: California has officially lost it...Muralgate
Replies: 47
Views: 2488

Re: California has officially lost it...Muralgate

The mural doesn't appear to be a glorification, but on the contrary showing the honest truth, so I see no reason to cover it. Then the cost, that's totally crazy. We're not allowed to have history which tells the truth anymore, it has to be sanitised least someone be offended by it. Painting over i...

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by ER757
Tue Jul 09, 2019 5:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM 747-400ERF loses flap during approach
Replies: 34
Views: 7763

Re: KLM 747-400ERF loses flap during approach

https://www.nu.nl/binnenland/5962639/tw ... iphol.html

Seems like light damage, but still out of action for today.

Someone's gotta say it....."That should buff right out"
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Dutchy wrote:
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https://www.nu.nl/binnenland/5962639/tw ... iphol.html

Seems like light damage, but still out of action for today.

Someone's gotta say it....."That should buff right out"

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by ER757
Tue Jul 09, 2019 5:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: QR Finalizing Order for Five 777F
Replies: 37
Views: 7610

Re: Qatar Airways Upcoming Order - Any Details?

StTim wrote:
Probably a rehash of existing orders.

The signing of these supposedly big orders is becoming more and more like China - done at a state level.

Probably this - QR firming some previously announced MOU/LOI - most likely the 5 77F's from Paris and maybe some additional.

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by ER757
Mon Jul 08, 2019 11:19 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why didn’t Delta or United order the 747-8?
Replies: 41
Views: 6438

Re: Why didn’t Delta or United order the 747-8?

I remember being at ORD a few years ago and as I watched several UA 744's taxi past I thought sure they'd have to order the 748 some day. I still have a hard time thinking of UA without 747's in their fleet. Having grown up in the shadow of ORD and having worked there in adulthood, UA 747's were jus...

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by ER757
Sat Jul 06, 2019 10:56 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: California rocked again...
Replies: 35
Views: 1851

Re: California rocked again...

My brother lives in Bakersfield, he didn't notice the one Thursday, he was driving when it happened, but he sure felt Friday's! Never been to Ridgefield, but have been to Red Rock Canyon a few times and I'd imagine folks camping there got quite a thrill ride. Wonder if any of the hoodoos cracked and...

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by ER757
Fri Jul 05, 2019 7:23 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: The Future of Boeing
Replies: 35
Views: 2345

Re: The Future of Boeing

My point is this: There is no such thing as "Too big to fail", and Boeing have every chance of going under. The only way (or at least one of the few ways) for the General Public to regain confidence in Boeing is for a brand rehash with new management or whatever. The damage is irreversibl...

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by ER757
Wed Jul 03, 2019 8:22 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Workplace etiquette: nicknames
Replies: 62
Views: 3020

Re: Workplace etiquette: nicknames

It's a mixed bag. I understand just about every one of the view points you posted in your list. It can be difficult for some people who are older to break old habits that they are completely oblivious to being unacceptable to younger people today. And in many cases, the people in management positio...

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by ER757
Thu Jun 27, 2019 10:25 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Florida woman charged after giving husband's guns to police
Replies: 57
Views: 3675

Re: I know it's Florida, but still

[quote="Tugger" But fear not Florida, Alabama has your back and is trying to do worse: https://slate.com/news-and-politics/2019/06/alabama-pregnant-woman-unborn-baby-fetus-miscarriage-gunshot-stomach-manslaughter.html Tugg[/quote] If I didn't know better, I's say that Alabama story was fro...

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by ER757
Thu Jun 27, 2019 5:17 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: NBC Presidential Democratic Debate
Replies: 84
Views: 4722

Re: NBC Presidential Democratic Debate

It was completely lackluster. I was happy to see Elizabeth Warren totally school her students though. From the clips I’ve seen on the news this morning, she appeared as she always has. A frazzled school teacher that looks like she’s about to have a stroke. Thank you for putting into words what I co...

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by ER757
Tue Jun 25, 2019 10:37 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Sues Walmart Over Jetblack
Replies: 29
Views: 3320

Re: JetBlue Sues Walmart Over Jetblack

Jetblack doesn't sound like a very good name for a shopping tool to me, just don't see what it has to do with shopping.
Maybe Jetblue is making a fuss because it's one word like their name - Walmart should just call it Jet Black (two words) - end of controversy

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by ER757
Mon Jun 24, 2019 8:05 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: $1500.00 not enough to switch seats in Y!
Replies: 61
Views: 5524

Re: $1500.00 not enough to switch seats in Y!

https://onemileatatime.com/cam-newton-seat-change/ I must congratulate the anonymous man for not falling prey to the 'money can buy everything' equation! Gotta love his reaction. And BTW, $1500.00 is really not a lot. $1500 probably would have paid for the roundtrip, plus you get the story to tell ...

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by ER757
Sun Jun 23, 2019 7:32 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Americans and electric stoves
Replies: 95
Views: 5219

Re: Americans and electric stoves

When I lived in the Chicago area, my parents' house and both apartments I lived in as an adult had gas stoves. When I moved to the Seattle area it's been nothing but electric in the places I have lived. The gas lines aren't as ubiqutous here as they are back in Illinois. I think maybe because the ar...

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by ER757
Sun Jun 23, 2019 3:56 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: I have a theory about dragons
Replies: 30
Views: 1288

Re: I have a theory about dragons

A log time ago I read a theory that suggested the "fire breathing" part of dragon lore probably came from people seeing crocodiles or alligators in the early morning when the humidity was high and their breath appeared as steam. Makes sense to me

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by ER757
Fri Jun 21, 2019 8:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines "Evolution" to Globe Livery released
Replies: 1781
Views: 356614

Re: United Airlines "Evolution" to Globe Livery released

Hopefully the link works.. First CR7 in the new livery.. https://www.instagram.com/p/By-wzcbhmEH/?igshid=a81s0vka4t9m Nice ! Really reminds me of Rising Blue. What surprises me is that the swoosh line seems to be in the darker rhapsody blue on the CR7 and not in United blue like the 737MAX we saw p...

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by ER757
Thu Jun 20, 2019 11:16 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Big trouble in the Gulf of Oman
Replies: 358
Views: 23682

Re: Big trouble in the Gulf of Oman

This was a message from Iran to the US - "hey look, we shot down one of your little drones. If we can do that, think how easy it would be for us to take out a fighter or bomber. Maybe think about that before you decide to invade us." No one got hurt and a point was made. They are assuming ...

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by ER757
Mon Jun 17, 2019 11:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019
Replies: 3768
Views: 383168

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019

Boeing Says It’s Open to Changing the Name of Grounded 737 Max Jet https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2019-06-17/boeing-says-it-s-open-to-name-change-for-grounded-737-max-jet Fair use quote excerpt: Boeing Co. is open to dropping the “Max” branding for its latest 737 jetliner, depending on an ...

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by ER757
Mon Jun 17, 2019 5:24 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Buy house or car?
Replies: 60
Views: 2690

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 ER757
Fri Jun 14, 2019 5:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Paris Airshow 2019, Expectations, Gossip, Announcements
Replies: 361
Views: 66575

Re: Paris Airshow 2019, Expectations, Gossip, Announcements

I reckon Boeing will book at least 1 777x customer and 1 - 2 new 787 customers and a couple of 787 top ups including new customer for 78J. I also think Airbus will get 1-2 new A350 customers including an order for A35K and possibly more A330 Neo customers onto the books. I would predict 2-3 airline...

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by ER757
Thu Jun 13, 2019 7:15 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: New Air Force One Scheme
Replies: 107
Views: 10235

Re: New Air Force One Scheme

In the renderings in look as if it is a navy blue..it should be old glory blue to match the blue on the flag. I don't have a problem with him changing it. Congress already appropriated the money for the new planes and I think that's were their oversight ends. I believe any President can claim as Co...

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by ER757
Tue Jun 11, 2019 8:40 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What did you accomplish in 2019 so far?
Replies: 9
Views: 964

Re: What did you accomplish in 2019 so far?

Put two competition obedience titles on my dog - and well on our way to three agility titles
In other words - haven't accomplished jack s***, but my pup has ;)

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by ER757
Fri Jun 07, 2019 7:26 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Consequences of Climate Change
Replies: 151
Views: 6874

Re: Consequences of Climate Change

I don't care. I'll be 60 in 3 weeks and don't have any children so I'll be dead and gone before anything major happens. I'm in a similar demographic (got you by a few years) and yeah, we will be gone before the worst of the effects are felt. But I do have nieces/nephews who will be around for a lon...

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by ER757
Thu Jun 06, 2019 7:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada Cargo to use Drones
Replies: 13
Views: 2042

Re: Air Canada Cargo to use Drones

Drones are going revolutionize how the many isolated villages in the north are connected to the developed south. The cost and time savings possible for smaller deliveries will be huge. Reducing the cost of living for those villages will only help those there who are often poor. This is where their ...

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by ER757
Tue Jun 04, 2019 7:36 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Is Alaskan Airlines really that good?
Replies: 23
Views: 1461

Re: Is Alaskan Airlines really that good?

I've been flying theme ever since I moved to the Seattle area nearly 30 year ago and have nothing but nice things to say about them. A couple years ago we were delayed by weather in ORD for nearly seven hours, the crew timed out (they were flying the diverted inbound leg) and a team that was suppose...

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by ER757
Mon Jun 03, 2019 10:25 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your longest & shortest flights
Replies: 78
Views: 4065

Re: Your longest & shortest flights

Shortest
Pretty close between these two
MIA/FPO - 112 miles on EA
HNL/LIH - 110 miles on AQ and HA (737's, Dash 8-s, 717's)
MIA/FPO was special though as that flight and the return were my only times aboard an L-1011

Longest ORD/HNL - 4243 miles on UA 747 (twice)

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by ER757
Mon Jun 03, 2019 2:57 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What do you think about Windows 10
Replies: 83
Views: 6558

Re: What do you think about Windows 10

Not a fan of Win 10 - got a new laptop for work a few months ago with it installed and have loads of issues. Sometimes when working on one program and then trying to go back to our company's shipment tracking program, can't maximize that window and if/when I can, it's frozen and I have to go to task...

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by ER757
Sat Jun 01, 2019 11:11 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your experience on now defunct carriers
Replies: 79
Views: 4010

Re: Your experience on now defunct carriers

My company booked me on Markair SEA/ANC a few weeks before they ceased operations - they had some free tix they had to use or lose. Our outbound flight was about three hours late, I got to ANC at 03:00 and had to be at the office at 07:30. It was all worth it because of the return trip. We were sche...

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by ER757
Fri May 31, 2019 7:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing YouTube: "Airbus, We're Glad You're Here"
Replies: 41
Views: 8257

Re: Boeing YouTube: "Airbus, We're Glad You're Here"

Airbus did a video congratulating Boeing for its centennial. It would be remiss for Boeing not to do the same. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xWaTjYpczKQ See? Kindness gets kindness back in return. A number of people from both the "Boeing Fanboys" and "Airbus Fanboys" groups on...

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by ER757
Thu May 30, 2019 10:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Paris Airshow 2019, Expectations, Gossip, Announcements
Replies: 361
Views: 66575

Re: Paris Airshow 2019, Expectations, Gossip, Announcements

Cebu Pacific could choose between the A330neo and B787 for up to 16 frames. https://www.reuters.com/article/us-cebuair-orders/philippines-cebu-air-close-to-buying-a330neo-or-b787-aircraft-idUSKCN1T015G Definitely see this one going Airbus. They use 9 abreast in their a330ceo, and with that config a...

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by ER757
Thu May 30, 2019 10:26 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Best Airline Ads
Replies: 59
Views: 3141

Re: Best Airline Ads

I forgot to mention Continental's "proud bird with the golden tail" ad campaign back in the early 70's - loved both the meatball livery and the one before it. I remember when they introduced the meatball livery there was a great ad with a guy painting a model in the new livery and at the v...

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by ER757
Thu May 30, 2019 8:11 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Best Airline Ads
Replies: 59
Views: 3141

Re: Best Airline Ads

Is it just me, or am I just not seeing nearly as many airline ads on TV these days? Or are they running only in select markets? Other than the aforementioned WN ads, nothing recently memorable comes to mind. It's not just you - airline ads are all but gone in media, thanks to Expedia/Orbitz/Travelo...

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by ER757
Thu May 30, 2019 8:08 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Best Airline Ads
Replies: 59
Views: 3141

Re: Best Airline Ads

I have a "chicken vs. the egg" question. Was the 5th Dimension song "Up Up and Away" written for TWA, or was the record released first, and then TWA licensed it? I know the group "the Letterman" had a hit record based on the "Pan Am Makes the Going Great" com...

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by ER757
Wed May 29, 2019 11:41 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Will LAX pass ATL to become the world's busiest airport?
Replies: 39
Views: 3633

Re: Will LAX pass ATL to become the world's busiest airport?

Several factors touched on above will prevent LAX from becoming #1 - among them:
Not a fortress hub for a major carrier
Mostly O&D so far less connecting passengers than ATL, DXB, etc
fragmentation among the SoCal airports (SNA, BUR, ONT, LAX)

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by ER757
Wed May 29, 2019 11:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Paris Airshow 2019, Expectations, Gossip, Announcements
Replies: 361
Views: 66575

Re: Paris Airshow 2019, Expectations, Gossibs, Announcements

I think that in order to capture many orders, the nma should be launched in Paris Very doubtful this will happen - IMO they are still trying to close the business case - will they be able to make a sufficient ROI? Don't count on a launch announcement - probably just an update on where they stand at...

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by ER757
Wed May 29, 2019 11:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Paris Airshow 2019, Expectations, Gossip, Announcements
Replies: 361
Views: 66575

Re: Paris Airshow 2019, Expectations, Gossibs, Announcements

Arion640 wrote:
ODwyerPW wrote:
787-10ER authority to offer will be announced by Boeing.


Is the 787-10ER actually a real concept or is this something airliners.net has made up?

It's an A.net plane - just like the A350-1100

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by ER757
Wed May 29, 2019 4:33 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Telecommuting, Monday or Friday ?
Replies: 4
Views: 678

Re: Telecommuting, Monday or Friday ?

I've worked remotely off and on throughout my career (I don't like the term telecommute it seems so.. phony). Here's my one cautionary statement. You really have to dedicate yourself to actually working remotely. You will be distracted if it's not a dedicated work space in a home office. Trust me o...

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by ER757
Tue May 28, 2019 4:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Large Tornados hit Dayton- Damage Reported At DAY, Air Force Museum
Replies: 5
Views: 2994

Re: Large Tornados hit Dayton- Damage Reported At DAY, Air Force Museum

Tornadoes after dark are especially scary - they're bad enough in the daytime, but when you can't see them coming it's even worse. And this was not one, but two, compounding the terror.
Saw reports of one fatality, hoping no more are discovered while rescuers go through the damaged parts of town.

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by ER757
Tue May 28, 2019 4:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Paris Airshow 2019, Expectations, Gossip, Announcements
Replies: 361
Views: 66575

Re: Paris Airshow 2019, Expectations, Gossibs, Announcements

I think that in order to capture many orders, the nma should be launched in Paris Very doubtful this will happen - IMO they are still trying to close the business case - will they be able to make a sufficient ROI? Don't count on a launch announcement - probably just an update on where they stand at...

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by ER757
Fri May 24, 2019 8:25 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Rain, Rain Go Away
Replies: 16
Views: 1572

Re: Rain, Rain Go Away

We in WA could use some of that rain. It's been pretty dry out here...unusual for the PNW. Then again, with a negative ENSO phase (aka. El Niño), there is some correlation to the rain pummeling the Plains since the jet stream is further south and straighter than usual. Exactly right. We have been s...

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by ER757
Fri May 24, 2019 5:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SEA IAF update and Ed Bastian comments
Replies: 63
Views: 9415

Re: SEA IAF update and Ed Bastian comments

While your list of destinations is obviously tongue-in-cheek and over the top, I do expect DL will start one or two new long haul routes within a year or two of the IAF opening. SEA-TPE or SEA-MNL don't seem out of the realm of possibility. While DL intends to base its new A339 s at SEA , they also...

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by ER757
Fri May 24, 2019 5:14 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: "The Big Bang Theory" Conclusion
Replies: 18
Views: 2105

Re: "The Big Bang Theory" Conclusion

Stopped watching a few years ago. It lost its luster and became repetitive. This show, like many popular sitcoms, went on too long. See Cheers, Happy Days, MASH, Frasier for other examples - all shows that were well conceived, well written and had great casts but just plain ran out of ideas long be...

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by ER757
Fri May 24, 2019 4:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SEA IAF update and Ed Bastian comments
Replies: 63
Views: 9415

Re: SEA IAF update and Ed Bastian comments

I see they are building the main span of the walkway in the north cargo area. Seems like WW2 was quicker than the remodel of the central food court, it's been shut down forever. The towers to support the walkway are up (not finished yet) and when the bridge is installed, they're closing a runway an...

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by ER757
Fri May 24, 2019 4:11 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Airliners.net dating
Replies: 91
Views: 10114

Re: Airliners.net dating

If you really want to attract the ladies, you need to get yourself a snow globe. I can't recall either - but was it Skygirl? I think maybe it was She was good looking. I remember seeing a photo of her standing in a United 744 engine. . yeah, I remember that photo - guess we've both been around this...

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by ER757
Fri May 24, 2019 3:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SEA IAF update and Ed Bastian comments
Replies: 63
Views: 9415

Re: SEA IAF update and Ed Bastian comments

I see they are building the main span of the walkway in the north cargo area. Seems like WW2 was quicker than the remodel of the central food court, it's been shut down forever. The towers to support the walkway are up (not finished yet) and when the bridge is installed, they're closing a runway an...

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