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by DarkSnowyNight
Tue Aug 11, 2020 1:06 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What Can Be Done About The Coming US Eviction/Foreclosure Crisis?
Replies: 66
Views: 2409

Re: What Can Be Done About The Coming US Eviction/Foreclosure Crisis?

T Continuing a top-down ban on foreclosures and evictions much longer will crash the economy. Some relief must contain hard cash to keep renters, home owners, landlords and banks alive but where is that cash going to come from when we can't raise taxes on the rich and corporations, gave bailouts to...

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by DarkSnowyNight
Sun Aug 09, 2020 12:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: QANTAS to mothball most of the 787 fleet
Replies: 86
Views: 29298

Re: QANTAS to mothball most of the 787 fleet

you can’t know what demand is lost permanently 5 months in. With detailed specificity? Not especially, no. But as has been mentioned already, companies like QF have access to information you very likely do not. There are confidentiality related reasons why I will not be more specific, but it would ...

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by DarkSnowyNight
Fri Aug 07, 2020 7:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: QANTAS to mothball most of the 787 fleet
Replies: 86
Views: 29298

Re: QANTAS to mothball most of the 787 fleet

The airline industry will be lucky if demand returns to 75% of pre-Covid levels by 2024. The tentacles into related industries are vast and the economic impact will be huge. QANTAS and others are smart to hunker down for the long term. As demand returns it will not be a quick rebound and airlines w...

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by DarkSnowyNight
Wed Jul 29, 2020 11:50 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: So what will Biden do about China after he get elected?
Replies: 28
Views: 1201

Re: So what will Biden do about China after he get elected?

Dieuwer wrote:
It would be good for Biden to get a trade deal with Europe done, and then draw one line with Europe regarding China.



Will China even show up for that one? They have already come a long way with their BRI. We will have a very tough sell with the EU after that...

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by DarkSnowyNight
Tue Jul 28, 2020 11:35 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump says he will not pay his respects to John Lewis in person.
Replies: 34
Views: 1804

Re: White House Occupant says he will not pay his respects to John Lewis in person.

Good enough. There was never a good outcome for 45 on this one. Best that he not darken the service with his presence. It is not a big decision, per se, but likely one of the best he has made this year. It's not hard to see even if you voted for him. One thing I have learned is CEOs can't act like C...

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by DarkSnowyNight
Fri Jul 24, 2020 2:33 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: MLB Players Kneeling
Replies: 112
Views: 3689

Re: MLB Players Kneeling

You are proposing to regulate and license parenting in families. Most people are in favor of this. This is why things like CPSs exist and why there is a lengthy background process to Adoption. This is also why it is a crime to continue beating children. Even if you made them. I know that the left i...

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by DarkSnowyNight
Fri Jul 24, 2020 1:50 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: MLB Players Kneeling
Replies: 112
Views: 3689

Re: MLB Players Kneeling

WOW, not only you control the schools, TV, cinema, social media, corporations, most of the government, but you also are proposing to control families now? We do not control those things. They are simply a reflection of the overwhelming will and views of the people at large. Your failure to understa...

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by DarkSnowyNight
Fri Jul 24, 2020 12:58 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: MLB Players Kneeling
Replies: 112
Views: 3689

Re: MLB Players Kneeling

Rightwing hawk Ted Yoho, calling her a f**king B***ch in from a crowd of reporters...just gave #MeToo several SRBs, solid rocket boosters. When she pointed out that she was 2 years younger than Yoho's youngest daughter, and that he tried cry and invoke his family with "I'm father of two girls,...

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by DarkSnowyNight
Tue Jul 21, 2020 1:32 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: KSFO Parallel Departures from 28s
Replies: 17
Views: 2492

Re: KSFO Parallel Departures from 28s

I worked at SFO as a tower controller retired 10 years ago. The most common configuration is landing the 28s and departing the 1s. The next is what was called 28/Shoreline, meaning 28L departure would go straight out and the 28R departure would make a right turn on the Shoreline Departure, this can...

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by DarkSnowyNight
Tue Jul 21, 2020 5:31 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: First US Federal execution in 17 years carried out
Replies: 81
Views: 3161

Re: First US Federal execution in 17 years carried out

At about 8 AM today, Daniel Day Lewis , who murdered and robbed in 1996 a family in Arkansas and was an open White Supremacist, was executed by lethal injection at the Federal Prison in Indiana. Pretty impressive considering he was probably on the set of The Boxer at the time... sadism seems to be ...

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by DarkSnowyNight
Fri Jul 17, 2020 3:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: BA fleet parking, will retire 747 fleet
Replies: 284
Views: 75651

Re: Updated: BA fleet parking, will retire 747 fleet

Basically BA has given up hope on travel returning to normal until 2022 at least. That said, what are the odds that the A388 at BA returns to service? I would say about 20-25 percent at best...and then the B772 (GE ER fleet) will have to soldier on a bit longer. The 747s were long paid for and amor...

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by DarkSnowyNight
Tue Jul 14, 2020 2:06 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Identity names: who is right?
Replies: 28
Views: 1190

Re: Identity names: who is right?

einsteinboricua wrote: Back to the story, my friend said that she has Indian friends (as in, from India) who are offended by it, They need to deal. Well, no, we don't just need to deal. Indian (country) and Indian-American people are allowed to have a voice too. To the extent of telling an entire o...

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by DarkSnowyNight
Sat Jul 11, 2020 11:29 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Identity names: who is right?
Replies: 28
Views: 1190

Re: Identity names: who is right?

Generally, the widely accepted majority is what will be best here. All words get stretched to the point of being meaningless if we go far enough back. So, whatever the most of a group of people want to be called, that is it. While I also use "Native American", I have come to learn that it ...

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by DarkSnowyNight
Thu Jul 09, 2020 8:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue makes LAX West Coast focus city
Replies: 329
Views: 35240

Re: JetBlue makes LAX West Coast focus city

Big question is where are the gates coming from? For now, they will likely be able to have LAWA evict AA from the low 50 gates. With AA's downsizing and freq reductions, this should not be much of an issue. Eventually, they will probably move to the new Midfield terminal. For similar reasons, there...

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by DarkSnowyNight
Wed Jul 08, 2020 6:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ​Internal tussle as Boeing weighs future of 747
Replies: 378
Views: 58937

Re: ​Internal tussle as Boeing weighs future of 747

For every person that claims the 757 tooling was destroyed, another claims it hasn't been. To the best of my recollection, neither side of the argument has ever offered any supporting evidence, Most of the jigs people are actually referring to — tooling is a far more generic term that has almost no...

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by DarkSnowyNight
Wed Jul 08, 2020 10:49 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trying to locate members
Replies: 67
Views: 2919

Re: Trying to locate members

Superfly is well and living a very good life - we caught up for dinner a few years ago in Bangkok. MadameConcorde pops up occasionally on FB groups - still seems happy, well and just as outspoken. As for BMI - not sure if you're meaning Lee from the UK, if so he's all well and good too. Just as ano...

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by DarkSnowyNight
Sat Jul 04, 2020 10:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates Orders
Replies: 32
Views: 8497

Re: Emirates Orders

According to news reports Emirates wants to cancel their final 5 A380s. Bit tricky negotiating that with Airbus though since those are also the final 5 A380 and remarketing them would be difficult. Have the first metal been cut already? Probably, and if so, I agree, quite impossible for Airbus to f...

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by DarkSnowyNight
Sat Jul 04, 2020 7:04 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: EU may indefinitely ban US citizens from entering EU
Replies: 82
Views: 4341

Re: EU may indefinitely ban US citizens from entering EU

These border closures are useless containing the virus globally. In the end every person in this planet will get the virus anyway and only the strongest survive. What is wonderful is that the closures will bring the end to the globalism. Especially here in the Europe it will mean the end of the Com...

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by DarkSnowyNight
Sat Jul 04, 2020 8:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CI A330 loses 3 computer systems during landing
Replies: 15
Views: 8604

Re: CI A330 loses 3 computer systems during landing

Losing Both BSCU's is pretty serious. That had to be a Buss power loss as the alternate brakes worked manually. So? they lost auto braking power. That's not an easy failure. I worked Airbus troubleshooting for 13 years and never had that happen. I also agree that this is highly unusual. It could be...

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by DarkSnowyNight
Fri Jul 03, 2020 11:27 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Bounty on US Troops Unanswered by White House
Replies: 95
Views: 4416

Re: Bounty on US Troops Unanswered by White House

not really, it may have moved up the timeline, but the USSR was economically doomed before he was sworn in. Incidentally he did set up his own country for bankcruptcy. best regards Thomas Indeed. Aaron makes some good points. But had not the CCCP rushed to transition to a more open market economy, ...

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by DarkSnowyNight
Fri Jul 03, 2020 10:59 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Washington Redskins Name Change on the Way?
Replies: 59
Views: 3004

Re: Washington Redskins Name Change on the Way?

LittleFokker wrote:

I think they should borrow from a certain baseball team and call themselves the "Washington American Football Players of Landover County, MD."



PG. They are in Prince George's County. Landover & Largo are the towns nearest.

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by DarkSnowyNight
Thu Jul 02, 2020 5:39 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Towing Thread
Replies: 24
Views: 1215

Re: Towing a 53 Foot Semi Trailer With a Dodge Ram 3500 Dually

ArchGuy1 wrote:
How often is a RAM 3500 dually used for towing a 53 foot semi trailer across the yard compared to a standard yard tractor?



Hopefully never. How will you turn it with all that weight on the rear axle?

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by DarkSnowyNight
Thu Jul 02, 2020 12:14 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Bernstein on Trump: Reveals rowdy and unprepared conversations
Replies: 26
Views: 1580

Re: Bernstein on Trump: Reveals rowdy and unprepared conversations

Please reveal your name (with proof of course) so we can make your employer aware of some of the highly questionable things you have said here over the years. It is a pretty bold assumption there would be an employer involved there... They have truly become a cult, in the historical sense of the wo...

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by DarkSnowyNight
Tue Jun 30, 2020 7:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CARES Act Aid Extension for Airlines
Replies: 86
Views: 12469

Re: CARES Act Aid Extension for Airlines

It took WWII for the US to finally get out of the Great Depression. I think 5-10 years is still optimistic. Please don't underestimate the number of people who are posting here right now who will be homeless within 48 months. Absolutely. We are not close to seeing the full effect of this yet. A mon...

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by DarkSnowyNight
Tue Jun 30, 2020 7:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CARES Act Aid Extension for Airlines
Replies: 86
Views: 12469

Re: CARES Act Aid Extension for Airlines

It took WWII for the US to finally get out of the Great Depression. I think 5-10 years is still optimistic. Please don't underestimate the number of people who are posting here right now who will be homeless within 48 months. Absolutely. We are not close to seeing the full effect of this yet. A mon...

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by DarkSnowyNight
Sun Jun 28, 2020 5:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Completely Disobedient Pilot Refuses to Vacate LAS Class B Without Clearance/Argues With ATC
Replies: 46
Views: 14628

Re: Completely Disobedient Pilot Refuses to Vacate LAS Class B Without Clearance/Argues With ATC

Sure hope that isn’t the case. I would consider this grounds for an emergency revocation. It’s an obvious willful disregard for regulations putting other aircraft and the public at risk. The event getting a high profile will not help him either. Indeed. It is not in any way related, but the FAA can...

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by DarkSnowyNight
Sat Jun 27, 2020 8:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA early 747 question
Replies: 78
Views: 10176

Re: AA early 747 question

wernerga3 wrote:

More of the coach lounge. Not sure what that blue thing is


Dog box. There is a rack on each side that slides outward and has several O2 Bottles mounted to it.

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by DarkSnowyNight
Sun Jun 21, 2020 10:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why doesn't the AN225 have passenger service?
Replies: 46
Views: 9029

Re: Why doesn't the AN225 have passenger service?

AntonioMartin wrote:

I had no idea only one was made! You learn something new everyday I guess!



Well, you know what they say about that one.

If you have seen one, you have seem them all...

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by DarkSnowyNight
Wed Jun 17, 2020 2:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Airport Outsourcing
Replies: 66
Views: 17832

Re: JetBlue Airport Outsourcing

So who will get theses stations? Unifi/DGS, Envoy, United Ground Express, McGee, ATS, G2, Menzies, Primeflight, Quickflight? ATS for ground handling is likely as they do that a lot now for B6. DGS & UGE are ridiculously expensive for what they offer. CAS will probably stay on board for MX, alth...

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by DarkSnowyNight
Wed Jun 17, 2020 10:58 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The New River Gorge Bridge
Replies: 21
Views: 1776

Re: The New River Gorge Bridge

dfwjim1 wrote:
Are there currently any new bridge construction projects going on in North and/or South America?



One just finishing up in Long Beach.

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by DarkSnowyNight
Wed Jun 17, 2020 8:56 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Lincoln Project Ad - Americans Must Choose 'America'
Replies: 45
Views: 2723

Re: Lincoln Project Ad - Americans Must Choose 'America'

So the latest ad dropped and it is a pretty good one: https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/us-election/lindsey-graham-ad-trump-joe-biden-us-election-2020-republican-a9567211.html It starts with Mr Graham saying “I want to talk to the Trump supporters for a minute”, before he asks: “Wha...

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by DarkSnowyNight
Wed Jun 17, 2020 8:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways 787-10
Replies: 84
Views: 33952

Re: British Airways 787-10

Andy33 wrote:
, and seem happy with them apart from the usual RR engine issues, all of them were made in Renton.



Not be 'that guy', but it is Everett. The Renton lines produce only narrow bodies.

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by DarkSnowyNight
Fri Jun 12, 2020 4:28 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Will Donald Trump get a second term?
Replies: 535
Views: 35053

Re: Will Donald Trump get a second term?

The Democrats are their own worst enemy right now. All they have to do is get out of their own way and Biden will likely win in November. Instead, they are getting behind a "defund the police" campaign that is wildly unpopular amongst the populace as a whole. Despite aligning with the ove...

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by DarkSnowyNight
Fri Jun 12, 2020 3:26 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Will Donald Trump get a second term?
Replies: 535
Views: 35053

Re: Will Donald Trump get a second term?

Even if Trump doesn't know, he didn't plan it. The people that planned it knew very well. And that is what makes it suspect. Oh, I agree. There is nothing not suspect about this. And anyone defending this better being do so only verbally, lest their foolishness be preserved to be ridiculed at a lat...

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by DarkSnowyNight
Fri Jun 12, 2020 3:22 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Confederate Flag - Stars & Bars and Southern heritage
Replies: 185
Views: 6060

Re: The Confederate Flag - Stars & Bars and Southern heritage

The great thing about having a relatively plain flag is the ease with which it can be drawn in school. Can you imagine a second- or third-grader trying to draw Maryland's flag with anything approaching accuracy? https://www.flagslasvegas.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/12/142360_maryland.jpg Yes, but I...

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by DarkSnowyNight
Fri Jun 12, 2020 3:07 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Will Donald Trump get a second term?
Replies: 535
Views: 35053

Re: Will Donald Trump get a second term?

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tulsa_race_massacre he Tulsa race massacre (also called the Tulsa race riot, the Greenwood Massacre, or the Black Wall Street Massacre) of 1921[9][10][11][12][13][14] took place on May 31 and June 1, 1921, when mobs of white residents attacked black residents and busin...

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by DarkSnowyNight
Thu Jun 11, 2020 4:21 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: "signature" songs of popular artists
Replies: 99
Views: 2992

Re: "signature" songs of popular artists

In The Mood was probably it for Glenn Miller. Fortunate Son by those guys who do Fortunate Son . Italian Restaurant for Billy Joel. Feel Alright by Steve Earl. Don't Drink the Water by Dave Matthews Violence by Grimes. Avicii's Levels Parts of this remind me of twenty years ago Toby Emerson. This i...

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by DarkSnowyNight
Wed Jun 10, 2020 3:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: Richard Anderson to replace Doug Parker at AA
Replies: 101
Views: 19290

Re: Rumor: Richard Anderson to replace Doug Parker at AA

I'm going to go out on a limb and say this is wishful thinking that we have heard all the way back to HP. He made HP into AA. I don't see him being cast aside. Even if they wanted to I'm sure he has protected himself quite well against that. In terms of Labor's wishes...they have wanted him out sin...

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by DarkSnowyNight
Tue Jun 09, 2020 10:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing to close 777x and 787 order before month-end
Replies: 146
Views: 37765

Re: Boeing to close 777x and 787 order before month-end

I don’t think it’s dead yet, if it were, I don’t think an airline would sign to taking it on regardless of how Boeing manages the situation. No airline will order and aircraft they don’t want right. Even if indeed Primarily it’s a deal on on another aircraft they could’ve always pushed the order to...

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by DarkSnowyNight
Mon Jun 08, 2020 4:08 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Minneapolis To Disband Police
Replies: 174
Views: 6664

Re: Minneapolis To Disband Police

Just inventing the term now...

The Chauvin Award

For when you screw up so bad they have to fire the Whole Fucking Company...

True story

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by DarkSnowyNight
Mon Jun 08, 2020 3:53 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: VP candidates
Replies: 116
Views: 6596

Re: VP candidates

LabQuest wrote:
Not the overall best candidate, but limiting it to just women. To pander.



You believe no women are qualified to be VP.

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by DarkSnowyNight
Fri Jun 05, 2020 5:54 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Lincoln Project Ad - Americans Must Choose 'America'
Replies: 45
Views: 2723

Re: Lincoln Project Ad - Americans Must Choose 'America'

It's way simpler than that. Just make sure Coronavirus is running rampant in the cities, and half the citydwellers will stay away. The poor and uninsured will be too afraid to stand in line for the polling stations. I'd like to think we saw that change with the recent primary in WI. That and the wi...

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by DarkSnowyNight
Wed Jun 03, 2020 9:30 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Another day another police killing
Replies: 863
Views: 34395

Re: Another day another police killing

LCDFlight wrote:

Media were not necessarily exempted from police curfew orders.



Media are specifically exempted. And you knew that.

You obviously wish that were not the case. But that is not the same thing, and lying about it will not change anything.

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by DarkSnowyNight
Thu May 28, 2020 2:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA (Skywest) Operating New Shortest Flight in America, EGE-ASE through June 1, 29 Miles
Replies: 36
Views: 6858

Re: AA (Skywest) Operating New Shortest Flight in America, EGE-ASE through June 1, 29 Miles

FedEx fly's a 757 from TIJ-SAN five days a week. Takes about 10 minutes. I can watch the whole flight from my house. https://flightaware.com/live/flight/FDX69/history/20200516/0008Z/MMTJ/KSAN Not revenue flights, but I was able to watch dozens of AA 77Es & 763s do something like that —DFW to AF...

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by DarkSnowyNight
Wed May 27, 2020 6:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SQ A359ULRs all parked?
Replies: 52
Views: 18303

Re: SQ A359ULRs all parked?

Never understood the reason for the sealed front cargo compartment Was it really just to save the weight of cargo handling equipment and / or a CG issue ? Never seen this done on any other civil transport, it’s a highly unusual restriction Not physically sealed in the most literal definition —other...

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by DarkSnowyNight
Wed May 27, 2020 3:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Airlines planning on squeezing competitors in weaker positions
Replies: 236
Views: 38932

Re: Southwest Airlines planning on squeezing competitors in weaker positions

WN will gain share. We are all seeing the wisdom of LUV's one aircraft business model in this downturn, something many complex fleet loving ANet folks downplay constantly. Many of WN's competitors can't simplify their fleets fast enough. Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery. Certainly. But g...

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by DarkSnowyNight
Tue May 26, 2020 6:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Airlines planning on squeezing competitors in weaker positions
Replies: 236
Views: 38932

Re: Southwest Airlines planning on squeezing competitors in weaker positions

If legacies are still 20% smaller by end of 2022 and WN is larger than it was pre-COVID by then, they will automatically be gaining market share. It's really hard to argue that this downturn is not hitting legacies harder. Everyone is admitting that leisure is coming back before business travel and...

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by DarkSnowyNight
Tue May 26, 2020 3:49 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Crowded Pool Party in the Ozarks
Replies: 60
Views: 2852

Re: Crowded Pool Party in the Ozarks

As for you not caring about 100,000 dead, I can't teach you basic morality or respect for human life. (1)https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/32355904/?from_term=COVID-19+mask+transmission&from_page=2&from_pos=4 At this point, I would be mighty impressed with simple consistency there. In about t...

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by DarkSnowyNight
Fri May 22, 2020 7:33 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The end of the World, perhaps.
Replies: 24
Views: 1954

Re: The end of the World, perhaps.

Think of all the Bacon the dogs will get :) It will be a predator prey model that will take a few years to sort out, and then evolution will take hold again. It would be a buffet, no doubt. But pigs are also plenty predatory too. Of the three species, the pigs have shown the best ability to adapt a...

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by DarkSnowyNight
Tue May 19, 2020 8:10 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The end of the World, perhaps.
Replies: 24
Views: 1954

Re: The end of the World, perhaps.

Of interest will be what happens to all the cattle who only exists to provide milk and beef for humans. The coyotes and wild dogs will have a great time as they kill them off. Pigs would be a problem. They will eat virtually anything, reproduce somewhat prolifically, and are a fairly aggressive spe...

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