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by dfwjim1
Mon Jul 26, 2021 11:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Brawl on Spirit AL flight from Las Vegas to Atlanta 7/23/21
Replies: 50
Views: 7863

Re: Brawl on Spirit AL flight from Las Vegas to Atlanta 7/23/21

F9Animal wrote:
Greyhound has some serious competition lately. When I was in IAH a few weeks ago, I took a walk to see the Spirit gates. I swear it was like a Michael Jackson Thriller real life experience. $9 zombies everywhere.


Sounds like Terminal 4 at FLL where NK has a bunch of departures.

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by dfwjim1
Mon Jul 26, 2021 10:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Brawl on F9 flight after landing in MIA
Replies: 59
Views: 12073

Re: Brawl on F9 flight after landing in MIA

I was driving by Terminal 4 at FLL last Friday and there were a bunch of police cars with lights on in front of the terminal...Lol.

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by dfwjim1
Sat Jul 24, 2021 6:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Brawl on F9 flight after landing in MIA
Replies: 59
Views: 12073

Re: Brawl on F9 flight after landing in MIA

Interesting that we don't see flights and ugly incidents on Net Jet flights.

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by dfwjim1
Thu Jul 22, 2021 6:24 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: SUV Illegally Enters United States From Canada
Replies: 18
Views: 1248

Re: SUV Illegally Enters United States From Canada

Kind of surprised that the driver was not arrested.

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by dfwjim1
Thu Jul 22, 2021 6:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Brawl on F9 flight after landing in MIA
Replies: 59
Views: 12073

Re: Brawl on F9 flight after landing in MIA

My MCO/FLL/MIA based friends? Oh yeah, every trip. I'm completely here for your profile pic lol ... but .. Every trip? I think they may be exaggerating. I fly regularly for work, often to Florida, and haven't seen any of these issues. The fact is that the vast majority of flights (even to/from MCO/...

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by dfwjim1
Wed Jul 14, 2021 11:21 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Is a speeding ticket for going 8 MPH over harsh?
Replies: 72
Views: 2817

Re: Is a speeding ticket for going 8 MPH over harsh?

I lived in North Texas for a number of years and found that the local and state police were very strict about enforcing speeding laws.

Now living in South Florida where speeding laws are not enforced unless one is really moving.

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by dfwjim1
Wed Jul 14, 2021 9:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Texas man charged in mid-flight sex assault on teenage girl
Replies: 18
Views: 4753

Re: Texas man charged in mid-flight sex assault on teenage girl

2eng2efficient wrote:
ILNFlyer wrote:
Likely not his first arrest for such behavior. He needs to be permanently removed from society.


76 years old and 15 year maximum statutory sentence… should do the trick.


Probably won't make it to the 5 year supervised probation.

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by dfwjim1
Sun Jul 11, 2021 4:13 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Towing planes from arrival gate after international arrival
Replies: 17
Views: 2558

Re: Towing planes from arrival gate after international arrival

In FLL the Azul flight from Brazil would arrive at Terminal 4, be towed to a hardstand and then be towed to Terminal 3 for departure later in the evening.

Nowadays the flight still arrives at 4, is towed to the hardstand and then towed back to the same gate at 4 in the evening.

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by dfwjim1
Sat Jul 10, 2021 6:33 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Towing planes from arrival gate after international arrival
Replies: 17
Views: 2558

Re: Towing planes from arrival gate after international arrival

In the examples given, do the aircraft usually go straight to a departure gate or are they parked at a hardstand and then later moved to their departure gate?

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by dfwjim1
Fri Jul 09, 2021 11:40 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: New FAA Standard Weights: A Summer and Winter of Fuel Stops?
Replies: 36
Views: 3426

Re: New FAA Standard Weights: A Summer and Winter of Fuel Stops?

So have the weights actually increased? Passengers have got fatter over the pandemic? Or is this purely the extra weight of the extra fuel that's required to be loaded based on the passenger weights, if so then can it really have that much impact tankering a bit of extra fuel? Even the 50seat plane...

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by dfwjim1
Thu Jul 08, 2021 11:49 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Expensive fares for flights have long connections
Replies: 3
Views: 1092

Expensive fares for flights have long connections

I have noticed on the American Airlines website that many flight that have a long connection (over 6 hours) have a higher fare than flights with shorter connections and/or nonstops between the same city pairs. Does AA do this to discourage passengers from using the long layover to visit the connecti...

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by dfwjim1
Wed Jul 07, 2021 9:02 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: How far will the US go to defend Taiwan from Mainland China ?
Replies: 69
Views: 3265

Re: How far will the US go to defend Taiwan from Mainland China ?

If the United States and China started going head to head over Taiwan I wonder what the possibility of using nuclear weapons would be especially if China was losing the battle?

Of course hope none of this ever happens.

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by dfwjim1
Wed Jul 07, 2021 5:31 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: How far will the US go to defend Taiwan from Mainland China ?
Replies: 69
Views: 3265

Re: How far will the US go to defend Taiwan from Mainland China ?

Too bad that China just can't leave Taiwan alone to function as it's own independent country and/or work with them as a strong trading partner.

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by dfwjim1
Mon Jul 05, 2021 11:11 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 4th of July Celebrations in America 2021
Replies: 14
Views: 755

Re: 4th of July Celebrations in America 2021

Here in South Florida I was hearing them in the distance at 3 AM.

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by dfwjim1
Sun Jul 04, 2021 11:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Orlando: Frontier Airlines Agents Attacked By Woman Over Carry-On Bag Fee (story from July 2020)
Replies: 36
Views: 5792

Re: Orlando: Spirit Airlines Agents Attacked By Woman Over Carry-On Bag Fee.

I was dragged for saying this previously but I'll say it again. ULCC's attract a class of traveler that really should not be travelling. If there is any sort of hiccup or unexpected expense, they do not have the financial resources to handle it and they often lash out violently. Airports with a hea...

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by dfwjim1
Sun Jul 04, 2021 9:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH428 returns to CLT after 15 month hiatus
Replies: 27
Views: 5257

Re: LH428 returns to CLT after 15 month hiatus

I think it's very charming that she's doing this little routine. Doesn't hurt or affect anyone so I don't see any reason why she shouldn't do it Of course but I wonder why out of all the flights to and from CLT she picked this particular flight? Obviously she is smart enough to figure out when the ...

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by dfwjim1
Fri Jul 02, 2021 10:44 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Amazon DSP Drivers reveal the Truth about delivering for Amazon
Replies: 33
Views: 5374

Re: Amazon DSP Drivers reveal the Truth about delivering for Amazon

Relatively easy for people in the skilled/certified worker category to do - not so much in the category these delivery drivers are in. The problem with automation is more skilled/certified workers will be needed and fewer unskilled. When you compete with an over-supplied talent pool, then wages are...

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by dfwjim1
Fri Jul 02, 2021 10:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH428 returns to CLT after 15 month hiatus
Replies: 27
Views: 5257

Re: LH428 returns to CLT after 15 month hiatus

I wonder if that lady that used to come out and sing to it when it landed is back too :smile: Excuse me what? The Lufthansa Lady. I've been down here 9 years, and every time I've been out to the overlook when LH arrives, she is out there. I didn't get out for today's arrival, but I assume she was t...

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by dfwjim1
Tue Jun 29, 2021 9:29 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: UK warship attracts Russian attention off Crimea coast.
Replies: 69
Views: 4320

Re: UK warship attracts Russian attention off Crimea coast.

I wonder at what point we are going to see a Russian plane accidentally or on purpose get shot down (in this area) by a NATO warship?

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by dfwjim1
Tue Jun 29, 2021 9:24 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Lightning Strike on 777
Replies: 17
Views: 3203

Re: Lightning Strike on 777

I've been on a plane (BA 787) that had a wing lightning hit on final approach, just as the pilots started a go-around due to a sudden wind shift. I was looking right at it, too -- couldn't see a darn thing for several seconds afterwards. It didn't appear to have any significant effect, other than c...

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by dfwjim1
Sat Jun 19, 2021 3:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: South Florida Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 171
Views: 23011

Re: South Florida Aviation Thread - 2021

My mind is blown at some of the capacity airlines have been throwing at Miami lately. Copa Airlines is now operating nine flights a day to Panama City! On top of the daily to Fort Lauderdale. Viva Colombia is flying as many as four flights to Medellin on some days! It's nuts. None of that existed p...

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by dfwjim1
Thu Jun 17, 2021 6:50 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Microtel - PHL
Replies: 2
Views: 611

Re: Microtel - PHL

It worked out okay as I was able to get back to sleep, return my rental car and get to the gate in plenty of timeto catch my flight to FLL.

A bit surprised the police didn't show up as I assumed multiple guests in my hotel and others called them.

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by dfwjim1
Tue Jun 08, 2021 8:29 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Central Park "karen" sues former employer
Replies: 34
Views: 2436

Re: Central Park "karen" sues former employer

I wonder if Templeton would have fired her if she was black and the guy was a different race.

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by dfwjim1
Tue Jun 08, 2021 8:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA asks HQ staff to volunteer at DFW
Replies: 27
Views: 4306

Re: AA asks HQ staff to volunteer at DFW

Sounds like a golden opportunity for the show, "Undercover Boss".

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by dfwjim1
Sun Jun 06, 2021 6:45 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Microtel - PHL
Replies: 2
Views: 611

Microtel - PHL

Stayed at the Microtel Hotel next to the Philadelphia airport last weekend and starting at 1130 PM people were drag racing their cars on the boulevard that runs next to the hotel. My room faced the road so of course I was awoken by all of the noise. I had to be up early to catch a flight but it was ...

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by dfwjim1
Sun Jun 06, 2021 6:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Allegiant News and Discussion Thread - 2021
Replies: 424
Views: 52931

Re: Allegiant Air Route Expansion 2/9

braniff2hav wrote:
I’m in shock, LAx ~> SHV starts 7/2 !


Who knows...it might work. I was shock when G4 started LAS to SHV a number of years ago.

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by dfwjim1
Mon May 31, 2021 12:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ex-Southwest pilot admits lewd act in cockpit mid-flight
Replies: 80
Views: 21305

Re: Ex-Southwest pilot admits lewd act in cockpit mid-flight

I wonder how he felt having to explain this to his family and friends?

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by dfwjim1
Mon May 31, 2021 12:15 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Credit card left in check machine at FLL
Replies: 14
Views: 2682

Re: Credit card left in check machine at FLL

TWA772LR wrote:
People leave them in there all the time. They are given to a supervisor by the CSA who finds them and they are somehow returned to the owner or destroyed.


What happened is that AA destroyed my card and notified Citicards right since my CC was/is a Citicard/AA card.

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by dfwjim1
Fri May 28, 2021 9:11 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Credit card left in check machine at FLL
Replies: 14
Views: 2682

Re: Credit card left in check machine at FLL

Can’t have two driver’s licenses and most rental car companies have your filed credit card info. I have two (2) valid driver's licenses. I carry one in each wallet I have. It acts as a back up in case I lose one. Same license, same number, etc, just an 'additional copy'. I carry my backup driver's ...

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by dfwjim1
Fri May 28, 2021 9:08 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Credit card left in check machine at FLL
Replies: 14
Views: 2682

Re: Credit card left in check machine at FLL

Might not recommend that if renting a car is planned. If renting a car is planned, you're screwed no matter what. You obviously need your driver's license, but if they ask for your credit card and you left it in the check-in machine, you're equally screwed, short of going out to pay in cash. In thi...

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by dfwjim1
Fri May 28, 2021 2:22 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Credit card left in check machine at FLL
Replies: 14
Views: 2682

Credit card left in check machine at FLL

This week I flew on AA from Fort Lauderdale to Philadelphia and I mistakenly left my CC in the check in machine at FLL which I didn't discover until I arrived in PHL. Fortunately an AA employee found the card and had it cancelled right away. I am curious as to why the check in machine did not make a...

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by dfwjim1
Wed May 19, 2021 11:26 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trouble for Trump
Replies: 68
Views: 7322

Re: Trouble for Trump

Six years ago people were talking about Mr. Trump facing jail time and still nothing has happened.

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by dfwjim1
Sat May 01, 2021 8:28 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Lack of truck drivers in USA and problems from it
Replies: 69
Views: 4496

Re: Lack of truck drivers in USA and problems from it

A number of years ago I heard that Schinder Trucking was offering a deal where a truck driver that drove for them could choose an option to drive one full week and then be home and off the following week.

Not sure if that program is still in effect though.

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by dfwjim1
Sat May 01, 2021 8:17 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Puerto Rican and Dominican flights departing at 2-3am
Replies: 8
Views: 1148

Re: Puerto Rican and Dominican flights departing at 2-3am

A few AS nonstop flights between SEA and ANC depart between 3:00 AM Alaska Time and 5:00 AM Alaska Time, but flights departing from ANC between 3:00 AM and 5:00 AM Alaska Time allow passengers to more easily connect to the Eastern U.S. from Alaska through SEA. ANC is also 1 hour behind SEA. Yeah, I...

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by dfwjim1
Tue Apr 27, 2021 7:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Significant fisticuffs at D-12 at MIA on 2021-04-25
Replies: 40
Views: 8906

Re: Significant fisticuffs at D-12 at MIA on 2021-04-25

Read somewhere that at least one of the participants were from the Chicago area.

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by dfwjim1
Sat Apr 24, 2021 1:19 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Will you still wear masks even after the pandemic has subsided?
Replies: 34
Views: 2382

Re: Will you still wear masks even after the pandemic has subsided?

I'll definitely continue wearing them while flying. Long before COVID, it wasn't uncommon for me to come down with a cold shortly after flying in winter. If I can avoid that by wearing a mask, I'm all for it. Even before COVID came along I would see an occasional airline passenger wearing a mask to...

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by dfwjim1
Sat Apr 24, 2021 1:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American eyeing AUS, BNA, & RDU for expansion
Replies: 87
Views: 12422

Re: American eyeing AUS, BNA, & RDU for expansion

Given how much AA has reduced its fleet (70 737-800s, all 757s, all 767s, all A330s, all E190s), what will be at the expense of all this planned "growth?" Chicago? Philadelphia? Washington? Los Angeles? Apart from PHL, AA has hubs in some pretty competitive markets. We keep hearing about ...

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by dfwjim1
Fri Apr 23, 2021 12:15 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Columbus Police Shooting and Misinformation
Replies: 84
Views: 5500

Re: Columbus Police Shooting and Misinformation

Is it me or does the cop look like the guy from Burn Notice? It isn't the usual agitators getting in on the narrative, LeBron James tweets "You're Next." Two black lives were saved, yet cry for the assailant. What is a cop to do next time? Let the knife fight go on and let them sort it ou...

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by dfwjim1
Thu Apr 22, 2021 11:55 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Will you still wear masks even after the pandemic has subsided?
Replies: 34
Views: 2382

Re: Will you still wear masks even after the pandemic has subsided?

Yes for sure as I have not been ill since I started wearing a mask.

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by dfwjim1
Fri Apr 16, 2021 6:57 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Question Regarding Allegiant
Replies: 9
Views: 1220

Re: Question Regarding Allegiant

I have only flown on G4 once, FLL to AVL. All employees were professional and friendly.

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by dfwjim1
Fri Apr 16, 2021 6:23 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: When a hub is no longer a hub
Replies: 115
Views: 13507

Re: When a hub is no longer a hub

AA has not "closed" their hub at PHX. Whether they close it in the future, I've not heard anything there. Regardless, I disagree. The PHX metropolitan area is massive (10th in US) and is growing at a rapid pace. St. Louis is 20th (barely growing), CLE is 34th (declining), and PIT is 27th ...

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by dfwjim1
Fri Apr 09, 2021 6:31 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Any possibility of WN service out of GRK, LRD, MFE, or TPL?
Replies: 5
Views: 792

Re: Any possibility of WN service out of GRK, LRD, MFE, or TPL?

Not Texas but I wonder if Shreveport, LA would ever be in the running for WN service?

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by dfwjim1
Mon Apr 05, 2021 1:41 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Which realistic routes do you want to see announced?
Replies: 45
Views: 4496

Re: Which realistic routes do you want to see announced?

Going with WN, DAL to/from OKC. While WN had served OKC nonstop from DAL for almost 40 years, I probably do not expect WN to re-add DAL-OKC nonstop service anytime soon as the PDEW of DAL-OKC was only 28 passengers per day in 2019. The majority of the passengers on WN's DAL-OKC nonstop flights were...

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by dfwjim1
Thu Apr 01, 2021 6:23 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Uber eats driver killed by carjackers in DC
Replies: 68
Views: 4578

Re: Uber eats driver killed by carjackers in DC

Was the gentleman who was killed doing an UberEats run at the time of the carjacking?

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by dfwjim1
Wed Mar 31, 2021 5:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 747 Accident at Tenerife (44 Years Ago)
Replies: 116
Views: 19040

Re: 747 Accident at Tenerife (44 Years Ago)

"Tower, KLMxyz, Apologies you were stepped on. Confirm we're cleared for take-off?" No assuming, no ambiguity, no slight on masculinity, pride or most importantly, professionalism. KLM captain just assumed the runway was clear, even after it was questioned. He just assumed the take off cl...

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by dfwjim1
Mon Mar 29, 2021 7:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 747 Accident at Tenerife (44 Years Ago)
Replies: 116
Views: 19040

Re: 747 Accident at Tenerife (44 Years Ago)

The bombing at the Gran Canaria Airport , of course, caused the PA and KLM 747s to divert to Terenife. Were the people who planted the bomb ever arrested for the bombing? If so did they also face charges related to the crash? Couldn't find much of anything on the web related to this part of the Teri...

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by dfwjim1
Sat Mar 27, 2021 10:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Azul 9710/9711, FLL/VCP
Replies: 2
Views: 1025

Azul 9710/9711, FLL/VCP

My wife and I occasionally fly Fort Lauderdale to/from Campinas, Brazil on Azul flights 8704/8705. We were recently booking another flight to Brazil and I tried to book a flight on Azul 9710/9711 which runs 2 to 3 times a week on the same route but those flights did not show up in Azul's reservation...

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by dfwjim1
Sat Mar 27, 2021 7:17 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: China will continue to tolerate Taiwan (government), at this stage
Replies: 48
Views: 2931

Re: Chinese professor warn that China is now "tolerating" Taiwan

scbriml wrote:
Of course, it’s all the democrats fault. :lol:

Let’s conveniently ignore that the previous president was so tough he became best buddies with NK and let them continue with their nuclear program and missile testing.


Just like the four presidents before him.

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by dfwjim1
Wed Mar 24, 2021 7:59 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Dispute on South China Sea - News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 85
Views: 10154

Re: Dramas on South China Sea (China PR vs Vietnam, Phillipines, Malaysia, Taiwan ft the USA)

If a conflict broke out between Vietnam and China would the United States come to Vietnam's rescue or would they be on their own?

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by dfwjim1
Tue Mar 23, 2021 11:48 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Air Traffic Controllers and personal cell phones
Replies: 4
Views: 1966

Air Traffic Controllers and personal cell phones

I see people at places of work constantly checking their personal phones while on duty. Are air traffic controllers (worldwide) allowed to check their personal cells while on duty if it is not busy? If not are ATC personnel required to leave their cells "at the door" before starting their ...

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