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by ztarizona
Tue Jul 14, 2020 7:04 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: SCOTUS Strikes again: Abortion rights prevail
Replies: 82
Views: 2914

Re: SCOTUS Strikes again: Abortion rights prevail

I call BS on that. Most abortions, 2/3 in the US, are performed before the 8th week. So no skull to stab. By far most abortions, 91% in the US, are performed before week 13, and up to week 14 that almost always means chemically induced, no stabbing, or suction/vacuum aspiration, again no stabbing. ...

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by ztarizona
Tue Jul 14, 2020 7:01 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: SCOTUS Strikes again: Abortion rights prevail
Replies: 82
Views: 2914

Re: SCOTUS Strikes again: Abortion rights prevail

While the latest Roe v. Wade interpretation may be the first thing most observers are waiting for, the other decisions might even have more importance, in the long term, for many Americans. But abortion has become an obsession - an unhealthy obsession for the body politic, I would argue - for peopl...

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by ztarizona
Wed Jul 01, 2020 5:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Future of Long Island MacArthur Airport - KISP
Replies: 62
Views: 6064

Re: The Future of Long Island MacArthur Airport - KISP

Besides some Frontier adds, MacArthur has really been sitting stagnant over the past 10-15 years. Let's see what we've lost... DL connection to ATL + CVG (to be fair CVG is never coming back) American Eagle to BOS + DCA PenAir Allegiant Spirit Numerous WN destinations (LAS, MDW, RSW, BNA, PVD, JAX ...

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by ztarizona
Wed Jul 01, 2020 4:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CARES Act Aid Extension for Airlines
Replies: 86
Views: 12572

Re: CARES Act Aid Extension for Airlines

I realize this would be a major antitrust issue, but if they shrank their capacity on PHX-MSP for example, to three flights a day spread out among WN, DL, AA. It seems like it could be for the greater good rather than the race to the bottom capitalist situation. However this is totally unorthodox i...

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by ztarizona
Tue Jun 30, 2020 1:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CARES Act Aid Extension for Airlines
Replies: 86
Views: 12572

Re: CARES Act Aid Extension for Airlines

GEUltraFan9XGTF wrote:
maverick4002 wrote:
GEUltraFan9XGTF wrote:
Trust me, these are the best of times compared to what is coming.



Absolutely correct :checkmark: :checkmark: :checkmark:

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by ztarizona
Tue Jun 30, 2020 12:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CARES Act Aid Extension for Airlines
Replies: 86
Views: 12572

Re: CARES Act Aid Extension for Airlines

Actually, what the government is doing with the airlines right now is essentially kicking the can down the road economically for these airlines, a form of socialism for them. The airlines are essentially already a regulated cartel. The politically connected airlines and powerful employee lobbying un...

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by ztarizona
Tue Jun 30, 2020 12:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CARES Act Aid Extension for Airlines
Replies: 86
Views: 12572

Re: CARES Act Aid Extension for Airlines

I realize this is kind of out there and call me on it if this has been tried in the past... in my backyard in Arizona we have about maybe 10 major health system(s). Former competitors who are *mostly* nonprofits but a few for-profits. The state essentially nationalized their capacity and the health ...

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by ztarizona
Wed Jun 17, 2020 8:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA monetizing frequent flyer program for $5B liquidity
Replies: 37
Views: 6131

Re: UA monetizing frequent flyer program for $5B liquidity

On the surface this makes sense, but what happens to the investor holding the bag when the airline and the associated FF program eventually goes belly up, or the airline decides to suspend the program (since they can do that at whatever whim they want, per the FF terms and conditions guidelines). Se...

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by ztarizona
Mon Oct 07, 2019 6:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Unticketed Pax Clears TSA, Boards DL Flight
Replies: 63
Views: 15424

Re: Unticketed Pax Clears TSA, Boards DL Flight

Antarius wrote:
Security theater is a extraordinary waste of money.



:checkmark: :checkmark: :checkmark: :checkmark: :checkmark:

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by ztarizona
Mon Oct 07, 2019 6:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Unticketed Pax Clears TSA, Boards DL Flight
Replies: 63
Views: 15424

Re: Unticketed Pax Clears TSA, Boards DL Flight

That veep is an ass. Nothing less than 100% compliance is acceptable. :checkmark: :checkmark: :checkmark: :checkmark: :checkmark: This is a case where failure is not an option. Absolutely stunning considering the flyer and taxpayer expense to bulk up security after Sept 11th and things like this ca...

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by ztarizona
Fri Sep 06, 2019 8:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada fined for not using French language
Replies: 148
Views: 24748

Re: Air Canada fined for not using French language

That poor poor airline. They broke the law and get fined. :sarcastic: A lot of you posters, that bash every passenger for not following all the arcane fine print rules of the airlines, get overly exited when an airline is fined for breaking the law. When the Canadian law says that Air Canada has to...

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by ztarizona
Fri Sep 06, 2019 7:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA kicks passenger off airplane after he has allergic reaction to "emotional support" pet
Replies: 109
Views: 13311

Re: AA kicks passenger off airplane after he has allergic reaction to "emotional support" pet

Honestly he is going to lose. 1. He was offered a seat in the First Class cabin. He declined 2. He was offered a seat in coach with compensation. He declined. 3. The pet in cabin’s owner (ESA) was also a paid F customer attempted to change seats in her cabin of payment to “diffuse” the situation 4....

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by ztarizona
Fri Sep 06, 2019 7:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA kicks passenger off airplane after he has allergic reaction to "emotional support" pet
Replies: 109
Views: 13311

Re: AA kicks passenger off airplane after he has allergic reaction to "emotional support" pet

I'm not normally a fan of lawsuits, but I hope this passenger and his lawyer rip AA apart. https://atlantablackstar.com/2019/08/29/american-airlines-dubs-black-first-class-passenger-confrontational-for-not-wanting-to-give-up-his-seat-to-avoid-being-next-to-a-dog/ This passenger should not have been...

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by ztarizona
Fri Sep 06, 2019 7:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Miami mechanic arrested for sabotaging aircraft
Replies: 128
Views: 25410

Re: AA Miami mechanic arrested for sabotaging aircraft

What this guy did was clearly wrong and he should have all of his certifications revoked. But let's have a little perspective here. This was not dangerous. Pilots do not take off with inoperative air data computers. Thank you! I was hoping for this kind of level-headed perspective. I am so troubled...

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by ztarizona
Fri Sep 06, 2019 1:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Miami mechanic arrested for sabotaging aircraft
Replies: 128
Views: 25410

Re: AA Miami mechanic arrested for sabotaging aircraft

DBCoop3r wrote:
Please be charged with 150 counts of attempted murder. Please.


Pretty much!! :checkmark: :checkmark: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

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by ztarizona
Fri Sep 06, 2019 1:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Miami mechanic arrested for sabotaging aircraft
Replies: 128
Views: 25410

Re: AA Miami mechanic arrested for sabotaging aircraft

Alani is charged with “willfully damaging, destroying or disabling an aircraft” and is expected to have his first appearance in Miami federal court on Friday.[/i] American Airlines mechanic in Miami charged with sabotaging plane. It aborted takeoff. https://www.miamiherald.com/news/local/article234...

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by ztarizona
Sat Aug 31, 2019 2:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada fined for not using French language
Replies: 148
Views: 24748

Re: Air Canada fined for not using French language

I know it's easy to mock these guys. But there's an official language act that essentially states that if you're a natural French speaker then you should have equal access to services in your language. Air Canada is part of that service as a legacy if its government ownership. The airline has great...

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by ztarizona
Sat Aug 31, 2019 2:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada fined for not using French language
Replies: 148
Views: 24748

Re: Air Canada fined for not using French language

That's interesting, thanks for posting this as I wasn't aware it was just applying to AC. Air Canada operates under the Air Canada Public Participation Act. Borne 30+ years ago when they became a public corporation. It makes them much more vulnerable to frivolous lawsuits like this. So things like ...

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by ztarizona
Wed Aug 21, 2019 11:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Social Credit Score Impact on Chinese Air Transportation
Replies: 45
Views: 6704

Re: Social Credit Score Impact on Chinese Air Transportation

No different than TSA's no fly list. Hugely different. TSA reason for limiting flights - Might blow up the plane. China's reason for limiting travel - Rude. I have to admit I have mixed feeling on that. Unrelated to the social credit score but re: the no fly list Ironically, in the United States, t...

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by ztarizona
Wed Aug 21, 2019 10:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LGB files criminal charges against Mesa Airlines for noise violations
Replies: 180
Views: 20634

Re: LGB files criminal charges against Mesa Airlines for noise violations

...If an airline chooses to fly to an airport with a curfew, they need to follow that curfew or not fly there. I don't have a problem with that concept, just mail the DOT check back every month. No federal dollars for airports open less than 24 hours. I have been in houses next to freeways and they...

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by ztarizona
Tue Aug 20, 2019 7:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LGB files criminal charges against Mesa Airlines for noise violations
Replies: 180
Views: 20634

Re: LGB files criminal charges against Mesa Airlines for noise violations

I love everyone on here complaining that there is enforcement of rules for parties to a contract that was signed, and you get people screaming “not fair!!” as if there is somehow a clause in the contract for fairness- what you say, there is a grace period for unforseen events such as weather or item...

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by ztarizona
Wed Aug 07, 2019 11:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: East coast storms: 8/7/2019, diversions and more
Replies: 51
Views: 7480

Re: East coast storms: 8/7/2019, diversions and more

https://flightaware.com/live/flight/FFT502 DEN-LGA

Also Piedmont flew BTV-ISP today https://flightaware.com/live/flight/PDT9943 hmm
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Kind of neat to see ISP get a real diversion https://flightaware.com/live/flight/FFT502 DEN-LGA

Also Piedmont flew BTV-ISP today https://flightaware.com/live/flight/PDT9943 hmm

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