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by mad99
Tue Sep 17, 2019 9:53 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: SJWs on the use of "Latinx"
Replies: 35
Views: 1010

Re: SJWs on the use of "Latinx"

Spain is not that PC and hopefully never will be.

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by mad99
Thu Sep 12, 2019 9:48 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Need Help with AF A380 Economy Seat Selection!
Replies: 3
Views: 342

Re: Need Help with AF A380 Economy Seat Selection!

I’ve only flown the 380 a few times in economy but i remember having a window seat and the window being further away from the seat. I don’t think you can lean against it.

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by mad99
Thu Sep 12, 2019 9:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A220 (CSeries) Delivery/Production Thread - 2019
Replies: 530
Views: 131512

Re: Airbus A220 (CSeries) Delivery/Production Thread - 2019

First a220-300 in final assembly at Mobile now

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by mad99
Tue Sep 03, 2019 12:04 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump Administration Now Wants to Deport Children With Cancer
Replies: 86
Views: 3630

Re: Trump Administration Now Wants to Deport Children With Cancer

The government here in Spain did the opposite. “undocumented” immigrants get health care from day one. I think in the long term its cheaper as people can get care/treatment before it becomes a bigger problem.

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by mad99
Fri Aug 30, 2019 11:38 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: RIP Jessi Combs
Replies: 6
Views: 973

Re: RIP Jessi Combs

Man i wouldn’t want to be near that cowboy special if it was running much less inside it!

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by mad99
Wed Aug 28, 2019 8:01 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Empire State Building Admission Fee
Replies: 47
Views: 2377

Re: Empire State Building Admission Fee

I’m just back from NYC and the top of the rock was more like 50 usd per adult. In general NYC is not cheap!

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by mad99
Fri Jul 12, 2019 6:29 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Saudi Arabia as Tourist Destination
Replies: 68
Views: 3829

Re: Saudi Arabia as Tourist Destination

They could advertise it as ‘never have a bad hair day’ for woman. Just throw on the bin liner and go.

The other attraction is ‘Saudi drifting’ google it!

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by mad99
Thu Jul 04, 2019 10:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A220 (CSeries) Delivery/Production Thread - 2019
Replies: 530
Views: 131512

Re: Airbus A220 (CSeries) Delivery/Production Thread - 2019

Can you elaborate on this? When will it get to Mobile? Airbus is assembling A220 aircraft in Mobile and they’ve started assembling the first one. So we have two FAL’s, Mirabel in Canada and Airbus USA in Mobile Alabama But the infrastructure down there won't be complete for quite a while? Its in a ...

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by mad99
Thu Jul 04, 2019 6:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A220 (CSeries) Delivery/Production Thread - 2019
Replies: 530
Views: 131512

Re: Airbus A220 (CSeries) Delivery/Production Thread - 2019

admanager wrote:
mad99 wrote:
The first A220 for airbus usa is being loaded right now

Can you elaborate on this? When will it get to Mobile?



Airbus is assembling A220 aircraft in Mobile and they’ve started assembling the first one. So we have two FAL’s, Mirabel in Canada and Airbus USA in Mobile Alabama

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by mad99
Wed Jul 03, 2019 8:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A220 (CSeries) Delivery/Production Thread - 2019
Replies: 530
Views: 131512

Re: Airbus A220 (CSeries) Delivery/Production Thread - 2019

The first A220 for airbus usa is being loaded right now

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by mad99
Tue Jun 25, 2019 9:23 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Big trouble in the Gulf of Oman
Replies: 365
Views: 27435

Re: Big trouble in the Gulf of Oman

Aesma wrote:
https://twitter.com/liamstack/status/1143250186954784774



So funny
In the past these statements would come from a department probably after review and some thought.
Now its instant twitter.
“my butt itches”
“I want to be a fireman”
“ I see a horse with horns”
Diplomacy done right

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by mad99
Tue Jun 25, 2019 9:13 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Sanders's plan to eliminate school debt
Replies: 42
Views: 2170

Re: Sanders's plan to eliminate school debt

I see this issue brought up all the time. A quick wiki says the average student debt in the usa is 37k. google says the average cost of a new car in the usa is 36k so that seems fair.
Here in spain the cost for uni is a tenth of that.

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by mad99
Fri Jun 21, 2019 1:47 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Big trouble in the Gulf of Oman
Replies: 365
Views: 27435

Re: Big trouble in the Gulf of Oman

Lets see Iran warns the US to get the drone out of its airspace twice Iran shoots down the drone Trump says they’ve made a big mistake Trump says the order to shoot it down did not come from Teheran and it’s just a mistake. Trump orders a strike on Iran. Trump orders the strike stopped because 150 p...

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by mad99
Fri Jun 21, 2019 10:56 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Big trouble in the Gulf of Oman
Replies: 365
Views: 27435

Re: Big trouble in the Gulf of Oman

Now a US Drone got downed by an Iranian SAM... Trump is weak when it comes to military action. This is why we need a president that has a military background. And Trump is not one of them... https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-48714414 Apparently he approved strikes but stopped they before the...

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by mad99
Thu Jun 20, 2019 1:35 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: MH17: prosecutors to identify suspects and file first charges
Replies: 66
Views: 4848

Re: MH17: prosecutors to identify suspects and file first charges

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-48702115

Malaysian PM says the charges are groundless and they are on the JIT
Interesting

It’ll be interesting to see what the evidence is and how they got it.
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https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-48702115

Malaysian PM says the charges are groundless and they are on the JIT
Interesting

It’ll be interesting to see what the evidence is and how they got it.

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by mad99
Thu Jun 20, 2019 8:57 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: MH17: prosecutors to identify suspects and file first charges
Replies: 66
Views: 4848

Re: MH17: prosecutors to identify suspects and file first charges

Tragic mistake. I don’t see how they can prove anything unless someone confesses or a whistle blower steps up.

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by mad99
Fri Jun 14, 2019 11:19 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Reunification of Korea
Replies: 10
Views: 1279

Re: Reunification of Korea

burring all those south Korean bodies after the nuke attack might be one

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by mad99
Fri Jun 14, 2019 10:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What helicopter is this?
Replies: 4
Views: 1526

Re: What helicopter is this?

Those interior pics look like a shorts 360 but with an added row of seats

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by mad99
Fri Jun 14, 2019 10:09 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Big trouble in the Gulf of Oman
Replies: 365
Views: 27435

Re: Big trouble in the Gulf of Oman

The video shows very little of the ship so you can´t tell if its one that was attacked.

I thought mines were underwater? The damage is a fair bit above the water line.

Probably the DVD

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by mad99
Wed Jun 12, 2019 9:38 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Which city you prefer? San Francisco or Los Angeles?
Replies: 71
Views: 4876

Re: Which city you prefer? San Francisco or Los Angeles?

Not a lot has changed tbh. I went to both cities as a child in the early 90s and to me they look pretty much the same today ( I travel to both cities many times a year ) Not a lot has changed? Then you obviously haven't spent much time in either city. If you're truly a casual visitor "many tim...

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by mad99
Tue Jun 11, 2019 2:54 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Youtuber sentenced to prison for prank on homeless man.
Replies: 6
Views: 605

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

If he’s a first time offender and the sentence is less than 2 years he´ll do no time behind bars.

A little harsh I think

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by mad99
Thu May 02, 2019 12:09 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: A Hero.
Replies: 18
Views: 2182

Re: A Hero.

The bbc says that in 2018 118 students were killed or injured in school shootings.

Apparently the school teaches kids to run hide fight and he chose fight. Fists vs gun what could happen

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by mad99
Tue Apr 09, 2019 12:38 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: What's it like flying Lufthansa from Dublin to Frankfurt in Economy Class?
Replies: 16
Views: 7544

Re: What's it like flying Lufthansa from Dublin to Frankfurt in Economy Class?

I’m skyteam so I don’t use them but last year I used them several times MAD – HAM. What I remember is on most flights the price difference between econ and biz was quite small, like 30 or 50 euro more. This is the only time I’ve bought biz seats.

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by mad99
Tue Apr 09, 2019 12:03 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: How much do you drink on board ?
Replies: 30
Views: 2274

Re: How much do you drink on board ?

Outbound never Returning always. Usually starts in the lounge then I’ll have two on the flight if it’s an afternoon/night flight. Never if it’s a day flight. Always taxi home from the airport. I was in the lounge at HAM a month ago and they have a fridge with beer in it and you just help yourself. O...

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by mad99
Sun Apr 07, 2019 1:05 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Blue Lines matter
Replies: 22
Views: 1685

Re: Blue Lines matter

Madrid’s line 10 is a blue line

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by mad99
Thu Mar 28, 2019 9:27 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Jussie Smolette walks
Replies: 87
Views: 3993

Re: Jussie Smolette walks

I guess if they feel they can’t win its better to quit I’ve never heard of him before this and I hope his name is pronounced ‘juicy’ I’ve never heard of the program but a quick wiki search shows it’s viewed by 5m and ranked 54th so the idea that he’s getting 20k an episode is laughable Wiki also say...

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by mad99
Thu Mar 21, 2019 1:18 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: ETIAS - The EU version of ESTA. Tourism impact?
Replies: 53
Views: 4896

Re: ETIAS - The EU version of ESTA. Tourism impact?

The original esta was just Passport details but now they ask for a lot more info. Who your parents are, place of work, who your contact is in usa etc etc

I think we should be charging them the same as what we pay.

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by mad99
Mon Mar 18, 2019 9:30 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Christchurch (New Zealand) Mosque Shooting
Replies: 158
Views: 12004

Re: Christchurch (New Zealand) Mosque Shooting

Kiwirob wrote:
The death toll has now risen to 50.



That puts him just above the gay Muslim disco killer.
Is it just the one man who did all the shootings?

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by mad99
Fri Mar 15, 2019 12:28 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The correct UNESCO World Heritage site
Replies: 32
Views: 1434

Re: The correct UNESCO World Heritage site

Sintra and Petra are both +1

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by mad99
Fri Mar 15, 2019 10:26 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The correct UNESCO World Heritage site
Replies: 32
Views: 1434

Re: The correct UNESCO World Heritage site

Airstud wrote:
is Caral-Chupacigarro.



Man that must have been one massive bribe to have those dirt mounds added….

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by mad99
Fri Mar 15, 2019 8:17 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Christchurch (New Zealand) Mosque Shooting
Replies: 158
Views: 12004

Re: Christchurch (New Zealand) Mosque Shooting

bbc says 49 dead now

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by mad99
Tue Mar 12, 2019 2:49 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Politics and the 737Max
Replies: 196
Views: 11731

Re: Politics and the 737Max

If the US arbitrarily recalled the Mercedes S Class then yes I would fully understand if the Germans retaliated in some way. Grounding of 737MAX isn't exactly out of the blue is it? There are still 300 dead people and 2 crashes in a small time frame. Investigations are just getting started and you ...

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by mad99
Fri Mar 08, 2019 6:55 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: ETIAS - The EU version of ESTA. Tourism impact?
Replies: 53
Views: 4896

Re: ETIAS - The EU version of ESTA. Tourism impact?

The biggest effect will probably be for people living close to EU borders. Just taking a weekend trip last minute will not be possible. Pay your €7 and for four years you can have all the last minute weekend trips you want. It's not difficult. I would assume so. I'm extremely opposed to what my cou...

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by mad99
Thu Mar 07, 2019 10:37 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Post-snowdrift car disorder
Replies: 38
Views: 2055

Re: Post-snowdrift car disorder

i flew into Minneapolis a couple of years ago. On arrival, waiting to go through customs, I noticed that they were building new kiosks and by building I mean they had drawings and sheets of wood so someone designed new kiosks and these guys were building them. I was amazed. You’d think they would b...

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by mad99
Thu Mar 07, 2019 8:41 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Post-snowdrift car disorder
Replies: 38
Views: 2055

Re: Post-snowdrift car disorder

i flew into Minneapolis a couple of years ago. On arrival, waiting to go through customs, I noticed that they were building new kiosks and by building I mean they had drawings and sheets of wood so someone designed new kiosks and these guys were building them. I was amazed. You’d think they would bu...

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by mad99
Thu Mar 07, 2019 8:12 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Post-snowdrift car disorder
Replies: 38
Views: 2055

Re: Post-snowdrift car disorder

I was thinking the same thing. The only way to check is to open the ‘hood’ and sit on the front of the car. I assume this pos is an automatic so have someone accelerate the car in short bursts and check for engine movements. You should film this and post the results on youtube

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by mad99
Tue Mar 05, 2019 3:46 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Tesla closing its stores to pay for $35,000 Model 3
Replies: 105
Views: 6951

Re: Tesla closing its stores to pay for $35,000 Model 3,

We'll see. I think it is a good thing you could buy them for $US 35.000. I would buy one immediately if that was the price in The Netherlands, but it is 2,5times that, it is for the longe range model (€ 55.000plus), but still. there are many Teslas in The Netherlands. you there have many recharging...

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by mad99
Tue Feb 19, 2019 1:24 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Who’s going on vacation this summer?
Replies: 36
Views: 2138

Re: Who’s going on vacation this summer?

Oporto for a week for Easter
Cádiz for 5 days in May

Then summer the wife says i must take a minimum of 3 weeks so we’ll go international (out of Europe) not sure where yet.

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by mad99
Thu Feb 14, 2019 4:47 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: New vs used cars
Replies: 73
Views: 3885

Re: New vs used cars

They will always sell it for less if you pay cash, that’s why its not 0%

People like to think that the loan was free but it can’t be.

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by mad99
Thu Feb 14, 2019 3:10 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: New vs used cars
Replies: 73
Views: 3885

Re: New vs used cars

Its 0% on a 20,000 car but if you pay cash you can buy it for 18,000. That’s the 0% part. That used to be the case, but not always anymore. It has to be the case. Nobody will lend you money for free, try it yourself. Go to a bank, loans are one way they make money, and ask for an interest free loan...

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by mad99
Thu Feb 14, 2019 2:55 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: New vs used cars
Replies: 73
Views: 3885

Re: New vs used cars

It’s not at all stupid for people who don’t have the funds to purchase outright, but need a car to hold down a job. It’s also worth it if the convenience is worth the price. GAP insurance can protect these people from being upside down. And with a 0% offer, it’s stupid to pay too much up front. Fre...

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by mad99
Thu Feb 14, 2019 11:53 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: New vs used cars
Replies: 73
Views: 3885

Re: New vs used cars

Obviously everyone wants to have a nice car but financing a depreciating asset is pure stupidity, regardless of whether it’s purchased new or used. If you need to finance a car, you probably shouldn’t be buying one. It’s not at all stupid for people who don’t have the funds to purchase outright, bu...

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by mad99
Wed Feb 13, 2019 3:07 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Istanbul 1980s/1990s vs today
Replies: 2
Views: 579

Re: Istanbul 1980s/1990s vs today

When I was visiting in the 90’s it was plenty touristy. It’s a great place to visit.
I wonder if you can still see the gypsys walking around with bears?

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by mad99
Tue Feb 12, 2019 4:28 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Pneumatic Powered Transportation - Viable?
Replies: 9
Views: 730

Re: Pneumatic Powered Transportation - Viable?

As Okie said, batteries are better now. The PSA example was a good application, braking compresses the air then use the compressed air to aid acceleration. Works for city driving and the hot stored air is used shortly after being compressed so insulation is not a big issue. But now batteries provide...

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by mad99
Tue Feb 12, 2019 10:25 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Pneumatic Powered Transportation - Viable?
Replies: 9
Views: 730

Re: Pneumatic Powered Transportation - Viable?

I know PSA was working on a hybrid version, petrol and air. The air was compressed by braking and used to assist acceleration but I think the project was stopped.
Once the air is compressed it needs to be kept hot otherwise you lose energy.

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by mad99
Wed Jan 30, 2019 9:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A220 Developments : more of a match for A320neo than Airbus says
Replies: 308
Views: 52146

Re: Airbus A220 Developments : more of a match for A320neo than Airbus says

By offering 737-700s at $23M (75% discount?), it was obvious Boeing was willing to lower its prices to whatever level just to kill any potential CSeries sale. (Again, they also confirmed their intention to kill the CSeries + not let Bombardier enter the market). Somehow Boeing appeared convinced th...

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by mad99
Wed Jan 16, 2019 7:54 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 18 y/o Saudi girl in BKK arrested and in danger to get send back and face death penalty
Replies: 156
Views: 12190

Re: 18 y/o Saudi girl in BKK arrested and in danger to get send back and face death penalty

I’ll bet she doesn’t last one year in Canada. She’ll be back in the sandbox soon enough!

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by mad99
Tue Jan 15, 2019 3:16 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: When the cashier gives you too much change
Replies: 50
Views: 3056

Re: When the cashier gives you too much change

China uses QR codes and Smart phones to pay for most things. Even the one eyed stinky tofu seller uses this tech for money transactions.

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by mad99
Mon Jan 14, 2019 1:48 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: When the cashier gives you too much change
Replies: 50
Views: 3056

Re: When the cashier gives you too much change

I live in the United States and a couple of weeks ago I ordered a couple of large pizzas and drinks from a local pizza restaurant using the app "Slice". When it asked for payment type I marked "cash" rather than credit card as I had cash on my person and did not want to use my c...

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by mad99
Thu Dec 27, 2018 9:08 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Delta - Elevate Your Status offer
Replies: 17
Views: 1815

Re: Delta - Elevate Your Status offer

I'm PLAT on KLM/AF and travel to North America a far bit. I’ve never been upgraded on Delta, not once. When boarding they have a monitor that lists possible upgrades and I’m normally last on a list of maybe 20 people. Back when Continental was in skyteam I used to get upgrades on the ewr – mad fligh...

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