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by alfa164
Fri Aug 07, 2020 2:36 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: NY Attorney General sues to disband the NRA
Replies: 72
Views: 2141

Re: NY Attorney General sues to disband the NRA

So now we see our resident provocateur headed over to "thedailywire.com" to try to "prove" a point - a website which is nothing but a political propaganda/hit-piece-masquerading-as-a-news-source... just like other sites of that ilk. The fact that anyone would lower themselves to ...

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by alfa164
Fri Aug 07, 2020 12:40 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Will Donald Trump get a second term?
Replies: 492
Views: 32337

Re: Will Donald Trump get a second term?

I don't believe any of the polls claiming Biden is winning. Has anyone even seen a single Biden lawn sign? I haven't. If mail in voting is allowed, Trump could definitely lose. So... you use yardsigns as a gauge of public opinion? And mail-in voting trumps ( no pun intended) yardsign counts? Are we...

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by alfa164
Thu Aug 06, 2020 10:05 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: NY Attorney General sues to disband the NRA
Replies: 72
Views: 2141

Re: NY Attorney General sues to disband the NRA

Shouldn't New York State law be followed? Of course. That is a straw man argument. Anyone who engaged in wrongdoing should be held accountable. The point I was making is presumably NY State has a law that says a corporation can be disbanded under certain circumstances, and presumably the AG is tryi...

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by alfa164
Thu Aug 06, 2020 8:22 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Portland, OR: Perpetual negative news item
Replies: 269
Views: 9331

Re: Portland, OR: Perpetual negative news item

A friendly reminder copied from the forum rules with respect to the use of social media as a source: 3. Users should be cautious of linking to social media pages as source material for news. Unless the social media source is from a verified source (for example: directly from an airline’s Twitter pa...

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by alfa164
Thu Aug 06, 2020 1:19 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Portland, OR: Perpetual negative news item
Replies: 269
Views: 9331

Re: Portland, OR: Perpetual negative news item

Another one: In Klamath Falls, Oregon, victory declared over antifa, which never showed up Towns from Washington state to Indiana have seen armed groups begin patrolling the streets after rumors spread on social media about an antifa invasion. https://www.nbcnews.com/tech/social-media/klamath-falls...

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by alfa164
Wed Aug 05, 2020 9:07 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: New George Floyd leaked bodycam video
Replies: 31
Views: 2842

Re: New George Floyd leaked bodycam video completely turns case upside down

Well being on 3 different drugs will make you act insane. He died of a heart attack. They found him to have advanced heart disease. The ME noted that there was no damage or bruising to his neck or windpipe, and he did not suffocate. So I do not think this was a murder. And the State's Attorneys fee...

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by alfa164
Wed Aug 05, 2020 8:31 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Huge Explosion In Beirut
Replies: 66
Views: 3626

Re: Huge Explosion In Beirut

Interesting: On 23/9/2013, m/v Rhosus, flying the Moldovian flag, sailed from Batumi Port, Georgia heading to Biera in Mozambique carrying 2,750 tons of Ammonium Nitrate in bulk. En route, the vessel faced technical problems forcing the Master to enter Beirut Port. Upon inspection of the vessel by ...

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by alfa164
Wed Aug 05, 2020 2:16 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Huge Explosion In Beirut
Replies: 66
Views: 3626

Re: Huge Explosion In Beirut

santi319 wrote:
The current president of the United States is not at all a valid source of information.



Whatever he says... the opposite is most likely to be true...


:roll:

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by alfa164
Mon Aug 03, 2020 5:49 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Portland, OR: Perpetual negative news item
Replies: 269
Views: 9331

Re: Portland, OR: Perpetual negative news item

It’s somewhat ironic that so called Anti-fascists attempted to destroy the federal courthouse in Portland. The judiciary is the branch of government that is most likely to uphold democracy over fascism. It’s certainly evidence that the protesters really just want to hurt people and property and tha...

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by alfa164
Sat Aug 01, 2020 7:48 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Kushner’s Politicide
Replies: 23
Views: 1323

Re: Kushner’s Politicide

Vietnam isn't a country, it was a war sponsored by Creedence Clearwater Revival to sell records. . And Peter, Paul, and Mary. Vietnam sold a lot of records for them! I'm also not aware of a New Zealand. I've only ever heard about Old Zealand. Be nice; we know that nowdays as "Elderly Zealand&q...

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by alfa164
Sat Aug 01, 2020 6:10 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Kushner’s Politicide
Replies: 23
Views: 1323

Re: Kushner’s Politicide

This all could have been avoided if we had simply stayed home for three weeks like the adults told us to. In Jared’s defense, there isn’t a country on this planet where that has worked. Korea? Vietnam? New Zealand? To be fair, the troll guy asking the question probably doesn't understand that those...

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by alfa164
Sat Aug 01, 2020 4:55 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Former Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain has died after being hospitalized with the coronavirus
Replies: 67
Views: 3483

Re: Former Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain has died after being hospitalized with the coronavirus

Drafran wrote:
Trump's leg humpers (Trump humpers) should carry on with one proviso: share spit with a random stranger every day.


...but please be sure that stranger is also wearing a MAGA hat!

;)

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by alfa164
Sat Aug 01, 2020 4:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Northwest Orient and Northwest Airlines
Replies: 57
Views: 10202

Re: Northwest Orient and Northwest Airlines

Northwest, American, Delta, United, etc., exude about 1% of the excitement of Northwest Orient, Pan Am or TWA. The latter were all in a whole different league of air travel, none of which will likely ever pass this way again. :crying: :crying: You do realize that "Northwest" and "Nor...

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by alfa164
Sat Aug 01, 2020 4:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Does anyone know about Aerodomca?
Replies: 7
Views: 1279

Re: Does anyone know about Aerodomca?

They are a charter and freight operator, now renamed Aeronaves Dominicanas . I don't know if they are currently flying, and their website is "under maintenance"; that is never a good sign. http://fly-dominicana.com/info/ Here is a lead, anyway, and there are some phone numbers if you want ...

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by alfa164
Sat Aug 01, 2020 1:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta plans to emerge a "smaller" carrier
Replies: 1897
Views: 330830

Re: Delta plans to emerge a "smaller" carrier

JFK is actually more convenient for leisure travelers than LGA. You can get there a lot easier with mass transit. It offers more destinations to travel to. Without business traffic, LGA will be in a lot of trouble. Let's say we get to Q2 and slot waiver goes away, what is short haul business traffi...

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by alfa164
Fri Jul 31, 2020 5:30 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump Wants to Postpone Election
Replies: 106
Views: 5185

Re: Trump Wants to Postpone Election

.... You know I have said that consistently but honestly he is worse than a poor president, he is a destructive one, damaging to his own nation and party (well he really isn't a Republican but the party has so far caved to him as I note above). He has weaponized chaos. Well, actually, Putin is prob...

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by alfa164
Fri Jul 31, 2020 4:26 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Epstein Accuser Says Bill Clinton Partied on Pedophile Island
Replies: 76
Views: 3208

Re: Epstein Accuser Says Bill Clinton Partied on Pedophile Island

What interests me here is this, if Clinton was compromised and had been for such a long time, how many of those conspiracy theories about the Clintons are actually true? None. I wouldn't put this revelation is the "conspiracy theory" in-box; it is simply more evidence of a man whose sexua...

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by alfa164
Fri Jul 31, 2020 3:46 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump Wants to Postpone Election
Replies: 106
Views: 5185

Re: Trump Wants to Postpone Election

A few hours ago I heard Trump making a volte face and saying he did not want to postpone the election. Perhaps 'making a U-turn' would be a more appropriate description since he might not know what a volte face is. So I guess that he has given up on extending his hold on power by preventing a Novem...

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by alfa164
Thu Jul 30, 2020 5:34 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Former Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain has died after being hospitalized with the coronavirus
Replies: 67
Views: 3483

Re: Herman Cain Still on Oxygen

Louie Gohmert would be rul scared right about now if he could read. :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: Yep, a conundrum indeed. Dig deep, seriously deep for any possible crumbs of reason and sanity OR go with the 'as advertised TV accusatory braggadocchio' character buoyed by unrivaled depths of ignorance... ...

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by alfa164
Thu Jul 30, 2020 4:20 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump Wants to Postpone Election
Replies: 106
Views: 5185

Re: Trump Wants to Postpone Election

He's losing and he knows it, so he's desperately trying to cling on to power in a way totally unacceptable in a democratic society: preventing people to express their will in order to be able to soldier on. Reports are he is convinced he can't win unless the vaccine is available before election day...

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by alfa164
Thu Jul 30, 2020 1:25 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump Wants to Postpone Election
Replies: 106
Views: 5185

Trump Wants to Postpone Election

Here it starts... citing already-disproven claims that mail-in ballots promote fraud - and despite having himself applied for a mail-in ballot - Trump wants to delay the November election: The only question is... will he send-in his storm troopers, like he did in Portland, to try to enforce it? http...

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by alfa164
Wed Jul 29, 2020 2:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SQ flights to LAS, YYZ & ORD and JFK via BRU
Replies: 54
Views: 10777

Re: SQ flights to LAS, YYZ & ORD and JFK via BRU

I heard from a friend SQ used to fly to LAS, YYZ, ORD and JFK via BRU. When did these start? I can't find a old SQ timetable online. How were they routed? I read somewhere the YYZ flight was routed SIN-VIE-AMS-YYZ and they left Toronto when AC complained. AC didn't complain. They are part of the sa...

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by alfa164
Tue Jul 28, 2020 11:14 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump says he will not pay his respects to John Lewis in person.
Replies: 34
Views: 1735

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

DLFREEBIRD wrote:
i think Trump would go to Putin's funeral and Kim Jong -Un. His base wouldn't bat an eye.


I am sure he would go; he would probably give the eulogy, praising them for being great, forceful demagogues leaders...

:roll:

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by alfa164
Sat Jul 25, 2020 5:30 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: VP candidates
Replies: 116
Views: 6567

Re: VP candidates

ltbewr wrote:
Sadly, Biden got pushed into choosing a Woman


Maybe he could go bipartisan and ask Lindsay Graham to join the ticket.

;)

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by alfa164
Sat Jul 25, 2020 3:51 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: WaPo settles lawsuit by Covington Nick Sandmann
Replies: 45
Views: 1673

Re: WaPo settles lawsuit by Covington Nick Sandmann

The only thing I don't understand is why the media has decided to settle. I thought "defamation" was notoriously difficult to prove? CNN and WaPo could have easily afforded to go to trial (I assume they have deep pockets). We don't know if the media decided to settle... or if they merely ...

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by alfa164
Wed Jul 22, 2020 12:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes for 7/21/2020:AUGUST SINKING;EK Drops EWR-DXB; DL Drops MLI-MSP; Big Cuts for DL/NK
Replies: 80
Views: 15519

Re: OAG Changes for 7/21/2020:AUGUST SINKING;EK Drops EWR-DXB; DL Drops MLI-MSP; Big Cuts for DL/NK

AA had been the most aggressive of the legacies in adding capacity, so I would expect more cuts from them in particular. Their current August schedule was very aggressive and would only work if demand had kept rapidly rising, but that is no longer the case it seems. AA took a chance and offered-up ...

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by alfa164
Wed Jul 22, 2020 12:15 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Hackers Are Trying to Steal Coronavirus Vaccine Research
Replies: 18
Views: 1184

Re: Russian Hackers Are Trying to Steal Coronavirus Vaccine Research

Not really strange since they have extensive bio labs that are still funded and functional, versus much of the other bio-R&D capability in Russia. Yep; I just see it as a admission that everything in the country is under the thumb of either Putin's military or the KGB successor, the FSB. Bio-en...

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by alfa164
Tue Jul 21, 2020 9:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TSA Screening Numbers - Charts and Comparisons
Replies: 376
Views: 55003

Re: TSA Screening Numbers - Charts and Comparisons

The world cannot be shut down forever and can't run around with masks on (which present all kinds of health problems the MSM will never discuss) . We have, as individuals, become far too self-centered and self-important - much to the detriment of our nation and our society. Until everyone recognize...

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by alfa164
Fri Jul 17, 2020 6:34 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Will Donald Trump get a second term?
Replies: 492
Views: 32337

Re: Will Donald Trump get a second term?

Health-care is free for every human with a beating heart. Always. What do you think we are? Inhumane Monsters? :checkmark: Not only that, but it is far better for the health of everyone if all persons in the country are entitled to and encouraged to use medical care. Anyone, whether native-born or ...

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by alfa164
Fri Jul 17, 2020 2:39 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Hackers Are Trying to Steal Coronavirus Vaccine Research
Replies: 18
Views: 1184

Re: Russian Hackers Are Trying to Steal Coronavirus Vaccine Research

dtw2hyd wrote:
The honest headline should be "Trump is not saying anything about Russian hacking".


We should give the poor man a break! He is probably too busy with his response to Russia's offers of bounties on U.S. soldiers in Afghanistan...

:roll:

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by alfa164
Fri Jul 17, 2020 6:27 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Time for Trump to fire Fauci?
Replies: 114
Views: 4754

Re: Time for Trump to fire Fauci?

I think it is time for Trump to fire Dr. Fauci. He seems to be holding the country back and is putting a lot of false information out to inflate information. Trump is trying hard to restart our economy and keep the country going but Fauci and the media seem to want to hold things down. Dr. Fauci gr...

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by alfa164
Fri Jul 17, 2020 5:43 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Hackers Are Trying to Steal Coronavirus Vaccine Research
Replies: 18
Views: 1184

Re: Russian Hackers Are Trying to Steal Coronavirus Vaccine Research

It's boring, girls. Can we get at least somewhat more creative? Say, Vietnamese hackers stole coronavirus vaccine upon an order from Russians, or the other way around. Or, say, a Russian oligarch bribed Jeremy Corbin to give them coronavirus vaccine recipe. Russians have already tested their own va...

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by alfa164
Fri Jul 17, 2020 4:30 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Hackers Are Trying to Steal Coronavirus Vaccine Research
Replies: 18
Views: 1184

Re: Russian Hackers Are Trying to Steal Coronavirus Vaccine Research

I don't understand why they would hack this. Could they not have simply asked nicely for the vaccine if it becomes available? 1. The first company/country to develop a successful vaccine will reap tremendous financial advantage; 2. In all probability, whoever develops the vaccine first will see the...

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by alfa164
Thu Jul 16, 2020 8:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA & B6 announce Northeast Partnership
Replies: 323
Views: 40268

Re: AA & B6 announce Northeast Partnership

Interline agreements aren’t competition. Airlines don’t even need to seek approval for interline. There’s zero proof that competition is being reduced, just a bunch of A.netters and their per usual inane theories. :checkmark: People seem to misunderstand... this is a major change on the part of Jet...

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by alfa164
Thu Jul 16, 2020 8:10 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Hackers Are Trying to Steal Coronavirus Vaccine Research
Replies: 18
Views: 1184

Russian Hackers Are Trying to Steal Coronavirus Vaccine Research

Considering their history, this may come as no surprise, but Russian hackers - coming for the State-sponsored Russian intelligence services - have been caught trying to steal Coronavirus vaccine research materials from labs in Great Britain, Canada, and the U.S.A. "The Russian hackers have targ...

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by alfa164
Thu Jul 16, 2020 5:12 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Governor of Oklahoma Tests Positive for COVID-19
Replies: 3
Views: 457

Re: Governor of Oklahoma Tests Positive for COVID-19

I wish I could feel bad about this.... but I think Darwin wins after all...

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by alfa164
Wed Jul 15, 2020 10:04 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Voter Fraud comes to Kansas
Replies: 6
Views: 842

Re: Voter Fraud comes to Kansas

mmo wrote:
Kind of ironic he was a republican!!


They have all been Republicans!

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by alfa164
Wed Jul 15, 2020 6:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta plans to emerge a "smaller" carrier
Replies: 1897
Views: 330830

Re: Delta plans to emerge a "smaller" carrier

FSDan wrote:
lightsaber wrote:
I'm sad LAX expansion is on hold.

It's not on hold. Per DL it's been accelerated.


I am thinking he might be referring to LAX airport expansion in general (e.g., the "Terminal 0" plan), rather than Delta's terminal renovation.

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by alfa164
Wed Jul 15, 2020 3:57 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: First US Federal execution in 17 years carried out
Replies: 81
Views: 3146

Re: First US Federal execution in 17 years carried out

What drives up the costs is all the legal challenges and endless appeals. Tighten up the appeals process down to just 1 and have the execution carried out within 6 months of the original conviction and the costs would plummet. ... and just kill more innocent people by denying them the right to a pr...

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by alfa164
Wed Jul 15, 2020 4:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta airlines Q2 2020 earnings thread
Replies: 128
Views: 14626

Re: DAL Q2 2020 earnings thread

I think critiquing the generous airline bailout is fair, but implying that this money is being funneled through to foreign airlines at this time is a silly claim. Not only silly; let's call it what it is: an outright lie. Oh, for sure. I can’t speak for everyone, but I’m operating on the assumption...

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by alfa164
Wed Jul 15, 2020 1:13 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Time for Trump to fire Fauci?
Replies: 114
Views: 4754

Re: Time for Trump to fire Fauci?

ewt340 wrote:
I want trump to fire Dalai Lama and Lady gaga as well. Who's with me?



One he discovers they have higher popularity ratings than he does... I am sure he would try...

:roll:

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by alfa164
Wed Jul 15, 2020 12:59 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Time for Trump to fire Fauci?
Replies: 114
Views: 4754

Re: Time for Trump to fire Fauci?

Fauci admitted this was the reason he lied. That is the issue here. It's not nonsense, Fauci admitted it. I would still contend that Dr. Fauci did not lie; he carefully explained why, in the early days of the pandemic, most people should not be buying masks: "Another rumor about the efficacy o...

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by alfa164
Tue Jul 14, 2020 7:49 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: El Chapo, Hernandez, and Trump... the Odd Trio
Replies: 0
Views: 204

El Chapo, Hernandez, and Trump... the Odd Trio

Not just an "Odd Couple"; this is an Odd Trio , with drug kingpin Joaquín "El Chapo" Guzmán, Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernández, and his valued supporter, one Donald J. Trump, all locked up in a messy drug-money-buys-political-influence ménage à trois . "...US officia...

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by alfa164
Tue Jul 14, 2020 4:47 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: First US Federal execution in 17 years carried out
Replies: 81
Views: 3146

Re: First US Federal execution in 17 years carried out

Nope, I am in support of the death penalty as there is often absolute proof. How can you deny that? In an ideal world, you might be justified. Unfortunately, there are too many cases where juries have determined there was "absolute truth", beyond a shadow of a doubt, to convict someone......

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by alfa164
Tue Jul 14, 2020 4:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta airlines Q2 2020 earnings thread
Replies: 128
Views: 14626

Re: DAL Q2 2020 earnings thread

Unfortunately, I think you are right. I’m not sure how you can only reduce 20% labor cost when you are facing a 90% revenue reduction. Even 20% on 50% revenue reduction, which seems optimistic in the near term, doesn’t seem to compute Does "revenue" equate to sales-minus-refunds ? If so, ...

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by alfa164
Mon Jul 13, 2020 10:44 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Time for Trump to fire Fauci?
Replies: 114
Views: 4754

Re: Time for Trump to fire Fauci?

One issue with Fauci's credibility is that he lied to the american people about the need for masks (Saying not to wear them early in the pandemic), then later admitted that was a lie to prevent people from hoarding masks. This is being used by many on the right to not only trash his credibility, bu...

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by alfa164
Mon Jul 13, 2020 4:37 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Time for Trump to fire Fauci?
Replies: 114
Views: 4754

Re: Time for Trump to fire Fauci?

"A 30-year-old Texas man who attended a “Covid party” died after being infected with the virus. Just before he died, he told his nurse: 'I think I made a mistake. I thought this was a hoax, but it’s not.'” Maybe when a few of the Fauci critics here actually catch the virus - or someone close t...

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by alfa164
Sun Jul 12, 2020 3:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 7/12/2020:EVOLUTION;NK Cuts Aug;AA Reshapes PHL;B6 LAX Swap;DL Closes YEG;EI Out of MSP;DE Cuts SEA-MUC
Replies: 114
Views: 24281

Re: OAG Changes 7/12/2020:EVOLUTION;NK Cuts Aug;AA Reshapes PHL;B6 LAX Swap;DL Closes YEG;EI Out of MSP;DE Cuts SEA-MUC

FAQ AS ATL-CHS AUG 0>1.0[0] This is a rather odd ball route for AS to begin flying. Possibly a way to Keep the Boeing traffic moving between SC and WA? I had to read it twice, but Boeimg was the first thing that came to mind. That contract must be gold! It is SEA-ATL-CHS-ATL-SEA - a tag-on from ATL...

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by alfa164
Sun Jul 12, 2020 2:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 7/12/2020:EVOLUTION;NK Cuts Aug;AA Reshapes PHL;B6 LAX Swap;DL Closes YEG;EI Out of MSP;DE Cuts SEA-MUC
Replies: 114
Views: 24281

Re: OAG Changes 7/12/2020:EVOLUTION;NK Cuts Aug;AA Reshapes PHL;B6 LAX Swap;DL Closes YEG;EI Out of MSP;DE Cuts SEA-MUC

tlhgator wrote:
enilria wrote:
FAQ
AS ATL-CHS AUG 0>1.0[0]
This is a rather odd ball route for AS to begin flying. Possibly a way to Keep the Boeing traffic moving between SC and WA?


I suspect that is a SEA-ATL-CHS-SEA routing.

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