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by GalaxyFlyer
Tue Aug 16, 2022 1:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Key West KEYW Closed?
Replies: 10
Views: 2204

Re: Key West KEYW Closed?

If that’s true, and my experience says it is, it’ll be a major closure at some point to rebuild the runway. They would then do the other improvements.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Mon Aug 15, 2022 11:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Key West KEYW Closed?
Replies: 10
Views: 2204

Re: Key West KEYW Closed?

No services there to support passengers—TSA, baggage, ticketing, etc. they’d need to get FAA approval, too.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Mon Aug 15, 2022 9:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Saving the last full passenger Convair CV580
Replies: 9
Views: 1861

Re: Saving the last full passenger Convair CV580

Air Chathams in NZ still shows operating a CV-580 to the islands.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sun Aug 14, 2022 2:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What makes Japan not able to produce a successful civilian airliner program?
Replies: 35
Views: 7767

Re: What makes Japan not able to produce a successful civilian airliner program?

A lot of the CS100 guys were at Moses Lake as part of the CRJ sale. One told me the MRJ was uncertifiable.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sun Aug 14, 2022 1:26 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: How did people react in 2004 when the 757 ceased production?
Replies: 8
Views: 653

Re: How did people react in 2004 when the 757 ceased production?

https://www.airliners.net/forum/viewtopic.php?t=260561 Here was a thread at the time on here detailing the reactions of people at the time. Little did they know that the 757 would be the bane of threads on this site! Such a shame they stopped production :stirthepot: :lol: No airline was buying them...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sat Aug 13, 2022 9:40 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: ERJ-145 vs CRJ-200
Replies: 26
Views: 1956

Re: ERJ-145 vs CRJ-200

Nearly identical—CRJ and Global 6500, but Global has more headroom, it’s a different fuselage if similar in length and width. The Global 7500 is pretty close to the CRJ 700 dimensions. The Global 6000/6500 is actually 11’ longer than the -200, but I can’t say about the interior comparison. A Global ...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sat Aug 13, 2022 6:21 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: ERJ-145 vs CRJ-200
Replies: 26
Views: 1956

Re: ERJ-145 vs CRJ-200

The ERJ has done exceptionally well as a business jet, with almost 300 Legacy 600s sold. The Challenger 850 never did all that well, with only 71 sold. The Challenger 850 was only the answer to the few that wanted a Global cabin without the price. Most soon found out why there was a price different...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sat Aug 13, 2022 6:17 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Taking off without slats/flaps set; possible?
Replies: 41
Views: 3647

Re: Taking off without slats/flaps set; possible?

Oops, CJ models, my time was in the originals, sorry.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Fri Aug 12, 2022 11:18 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Does ANC have potential to be the "KEF" on the other side of North America?
Replies: 16
Views: 2063

Re: Does ANC have potential to be the "KEF" on the other side of North America?

ANC was like KEF prior to 1991-ish. BA sometimes had a dozen crews at the Captain Cook Hotel. Then, the wall came down, Russian overflights plus longer ranged twins and ANC became Gander.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Fri Aug 12, 2022 11:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cubana IL96 landing
Replies: 21
Views: 5166

Re: Cubana IL96 landing

They’ll hear from their FOQA gatekeeper, oh, wait it’s Cubana

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by GalaxyFlyer
Fri Aug 12, 2022 2:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bill introduced in U.S. Congress to raise pilot retirement age to 67
Replies: 68
Views: 7283

Re: Bill introduced in U.S. Congress to raise pilot retirement age to 67

Off-topic, but the Medicare “wellness check” is a complete waste, worse than the 10-minute FAA physical. I really want the old school medical back.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Fri Aug 12, 2022 2:23 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: New Hotel Cleaning Practices Since Covid Started
Replies: 9
Views: 638

Re: New Hotel Cleaning Practices Since Covid Started

I’m sort of with you. I used to have plan around the stewards cleaning my room in Dubai—when should I go for breakfast or lunch, is it too hot to go for a walk while the room is done, put away the laptop. A pain, now, just leave it alone.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Thu Aug 11, 2022 11:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why are there daytime flights from North America to Europe?
Replies: 101
Views: 18346

Re: Why are there daytime flights from North America to Europe?

WesternDC6B wrote:
Just curious: do the flight attendants let you open the window shades on daytime flights?


God, I hope so. I hate flying around on a sunny with all shades down in dark tunnel.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Thu Aug 11, 2022 3:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Original Eastern to HNL?
Replies: 31
Views: 4177

Re: Original Eastern to HNL?

EA had no ETOPS planes and ETOPS180 for Hawaii wasn’t approved when EA would have operating there—L1011 or nothing.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Thu Aug 11, 2022 2:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Small Plane Crash on SoCal Freeway
Replies: 13
Views: 3088

Re: Small Plane Crash on SoCal Freeway

Warehouse roofs are an option in the picture I saw, but time element in a low altitude engine loss means make a decision and make it work.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Thu Aug 11, 2022 2:44 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Question on boeing B777-300
Replies: 28
Views: 2632

Re: Question on boeing B777-300

Option could be don’t go, which is used by millions, including Mrs. GF. That’s fascinating. Is your wife scared of flying or just ‘over it’? My father in law sold airplanes for a living, went to all the air shows, etc for 30 years, but at the end, you couldn’t pay him to get on a plane. Times had j...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Thu Aug 11, 2022 2:41 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Are there any US airlines without leather seats ?
Replies: 7
Views: 911

Re: Are there any US airlines without leather seats ?

seat1a wrote:
And it all started with Braniff - The Ultra Touch of Leather is here in Coach and First Class. lol



And that started when BN couldn’t get money out of South America, so they brought out hides paid in local currency.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Wed Aug 10, 2022 11:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why are there daytime flights from North America to Europe?
Replies: 101
Views: 18346

Re: Why are there daytime flights from North America to Europe?

The trouble with overnight/morning arrivals is either you wait HOURS for your hotel room in Europe (and I swear there are desk clerks who love telling you that your room won't be available until 5PM) or you pay for an extra day. An evening arrival is so much easier. Simple answer, I’ve done dozens ...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Wed Aug 10, 2022 9:30 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Did Air Canada ever operate the Q400 to KBDL?
Replies: 1
Views: 312

Re: Did Air Canada ever operate the Q400 to KBDL?

It might have happened irregularly, but not as a normal type. BE-1900Ds, mostly with some -300s

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by GalaxyFlyer
Wed Aug 10, 2022 12:20 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Taking off without slats/flaps set; possible?
Replies: 41
Views: 3647

Re: Taking off without slats/flaps set; possible?

I have 2500 hours in Citations, never heard of that one. There’s not even no flap data.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Wed Aug 10, 2022 12:26 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Question on boeing B777-300
Replies: 28
Views: 2632

Re: Question on boeing B777-300

Option could be don’t go, which is used by millions, including Mrs. GF.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Wed Aug 10, 2022 12:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Original Eastern to HNL?
Replies: 31
Views: 4177

Re: Original Eastern to HNL?

I'd love seeing proposed route maps from annual reports in the regulation era. It's like reading a 5-year-olds Christmas wish list to Santa. I mean...ACA to HNL, Samoa & Tahiti?!? C'mon LOL Aw, heck, there have to be at least 3 people per year who want to fly ACA-PPG! PPG was, and is for some, ...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Tue Aug 09, 2022 8:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What makes Japan not able to produce a successful civilian airliner program?
Replies: 35
Views: 7767

Re: What makes Japan not able to produce a successful civilian airliner program?

You mentioned civil aircraft and I would say the HondaJet has been successful. Would it be considered Japanese or American? Also, not civilian but military.... it is too bad the Kawasaki C-2 has not had more success. As far as I know, it is the largest western airlifter in production and a pretty i...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Tue Aug 09, 2022 8:24 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Question on boeing B777-300
Replies: 28
Views: 2632

Re: Question on boeing B777-300

Feeling safe or, in the opposite, fear are irrational and applying statistics to change that dynamic are little help. My wife simply will not fly, period. OTOH, I’ve flown, as pilot and passenger, nearly my whole life despite knowing over a dozen friends killed in planes and surviving a mid-air by a...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Tue Aug 09, 2022 6:13 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: The future? Bigger jets?
Replies: 25
Views: 4166

Re: The future? Bigger jets?

In the 727, if the overspeed clacker wasn’t going off, you weren’t trying. Today, with all the FOQA monitoring and fuel consciousness, nobody’s flying at Mmo to make up time. OTOH, every M.01 Increase saves 1 minute every 600nm, so going from M.80 to M.88 saves 8 minutes every 600 nm at cruise. Acro...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Tue Aug 09, 2022 12:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL 941 757-300 gear problem
Replies: 35
Views: 8551

Re: DL 941 757-300 gear problem

Tire monitoring, is I think, a newish piece of kit.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Mon Aug 08, 2022 9:08 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: The future? Bigger jets?
Replies: 25
Views: 4166

Re: The future? Bigger jets?

If he was trying to make a connection to commute home, it was definitely a thing.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Mon Aug 08, 2022 8:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL 941 757-300 gear problem
Replies: 35
Views: 8551

Re: DL 941 757-300 gear problem

Often you wouldn’t know until the tower reported the debris on the runway. I had one blow on take-off in Denmark. Shanwick called me to pass the reported debris on the runway must have been ours. Engineer looked thru the viewing port on extension to confirm it. IINM, aircraft with EICAS have a tire...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Mon Aug 08, 2022 7:10 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Eastern and Piedmont
Replies: 1
Views: 404

Re: Eastern and Piedmont

Having flown for EA and been on the MEC, I doubt it. EA’s problems were beyond fixing when any such merger would have been contemplated. EA was very capital short—needed a large fleet replacement plan and funding. Internal union relations were poisoned to the point of no return. CLT wasn’t the city ...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Mon Aug 08, 2022 2:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL 941 757-300 gear problem
Replies: 35
Views: 8551

Re: DL 941 757-300 gear problem

Often you wouldn’t know until the tower reported the debris on the runway. I had one blow on take-off in Denmark. Shanwick called me to pass the reported debris on the runway must have been ours. Engineer looked thru the viewing port on extension to confirm it.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sat Aug 06, 2022 11:27 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: The future? Bigger jets?
Replies: 25
Views: 4166

Re: The future? Bigger jets?

Passengers that pay for the fuel bill thru fares care about fuel economy. Bizjets are stabilizing at M.88-M.90 but their passengers don’t care about fuel burns, unless they want a full night’s sleep, then loaf along aimlessly at M.78.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sat Aug 06, 2022 1:05 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The energy companies made a mistake spiking gas prices
Replies: 27
Views: 1907

Re: The energy companies made a mistake spiking gas prices

https://www.eia.gov/dnav/pet/hist/LeafH ... PUEUS2&f=M


Idle refinery capacity is as low as ever,

https://www.eia.gov/dnav/pet/PET_PNP_UNC_DCU_NUS_M.htm
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Nice conspiracy theory, but refining capacity is operating at very high rates and not much off line.

https://www.eia.gov/dnav/pet/hist/LeafH ... PUEUS2&f=M


Idle refinery capacity is as low as ever,

https://www.eia.gov/dnav/pet/PET_PNP_UNC_DCU_NUS_M.htm

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by GalaxyFlyer
Fri Aug 05, 2022 11:20 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The energy companies made a mistake spiking gas prices
Replies: 27
Views: 1907

Re: The energy companies made a mistake spiking gas prices

Rather tendentious thread title, oil companies cannot just “spike” prices, they can only react to rising or falling demand or their product. When oil futures collapsed into negative prices in 5/2020, no one was saying oil was crashing the prices.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Fri Aug 05, 2022 5:43 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Arrival time estimates in fr24 vs airline supplied info
Replies: 1
Views: 603

Re: Arrival time estimates in fr24 vs airline supplied info

There’s only one filed flight plan. I suspect FR24 uses the filed plan which is not reality. FR24 does actively update ETA until it becomes grossly different from the filed plan. QR does have the aircraft’s FMS data and current winds/level, so a bit more accurate in real time. In small words, FR24 d...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Fri Aug 05, 2022 3:19 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Another RCAF Snowbird Incident
Replies: 12
Views: 1517

Re: Another RCAF Snowbird Incident

F-18 is a fine airshow demo plane, just very expensive.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Fri Aug 05, 2022 3:15 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Taking off without slats/flaps set; possible?
Replies: 41
Views: 3647

Re: Taking off without slats/flaps set; possible?

Commenting on AngelsDecay, the original DC-9, the -10 series, did not have leading edge slats. They were added from the -30 series onward to improve performance (ex. the -20 is a -10 fuselage with -30 wings). It probably wasn't SOP or done very often, but I talked with several pilots back in the da...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Thu Aug 04, 2022 1:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why is B-1216 still not delivered to Air China?
Replies: 7
Views: 2638

Re: Why is B-1216 still not delivered to Air China?

DaCubbyBearBar wrote:
Very interesting…. I have always wondered if an airline could reject an airframe if they found something wrong with it. And my guess is that it would have to be something serious…. Curious


I’ve seen very expensive bizjets rejected for orange peel in the paint.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Wed Aug 03, 2022 1:58 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Mega-Millions jackpot at 1.2 billion
Replies: 60
Views: 2537

Re: Mega-Millions jackpot at 1.2 billion

Happened in the US, early Massachusetts winner was met by Whitey Bulger who told him if he wanted to live, half was his, as a partner

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by GalaxyFlyer
Tue Aug 02, 2022 8:36 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Nancy Pelosi going to Taiwan
Replies: 109
Views: 7051

Re: Nancy Pelosi going to Taiwan

Why didn't she take AF2? There are several aircraft available to Congress persons wishing to travel. In today's green concious world, they take the one which is large enough for the delegation but has the smaller footprint. A 737 is the smallest civilian aircraft that could make the trip, via Hawai...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Tue Aug 02, 2022 12:46 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why no single-engine GA aircraft with contrarotating propellers?
Replies: 40
Views: 3010

Re: Why no single-engine GA aircraft with contrarotating propellers?

Ceamajay wrote:
It's a cool idea, but as you noted in your original post, teaching the pilot to apply the appropriate amount of stompage to the right rudder pedal is a lot easier, cheaper and lighter.


And makes a better pilot.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Mon Aug 01, 2022 11:05 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Avgeek who doesn't enjoy flying ?
Replies: 27
Views: 2929

Re: Avgeek who doesn't enjoy flying ?

There is absolutely nothing interesting or worthwhile about riding in an airliner—it’s sole function is to get you there in one piece with your luggage. It’s a tubular extrusion for transport. Now, the latest bizjet or fighter or a seaplane ride, I’m all in.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Mon Aug 01, 2022 3:43 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Gasoline prices, it hurts.
Replies: 682
Views: 45792

Re: Gasoline prices, it hurts.

The historic price means nothing to today’s price, there’s no iron law relating the two. Different crack spreads equals different prices. Keep talking down oil industry as a having no future you get no investment in expensive things like exploration, pipelines, refineries—all require 50 year time ho...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Mon Aug 01, 2022 1:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Vueling LGW-FCO holding over English south coast
Replies: 14
Views: 2035

Re: Vueling LGW-FCO holding over English south coast

https://skybrary.aero/articles/holding-pattern
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The standard is right turns, but by no means universal or specific to a national aviation authority.

https://skybrary.aero/articles/holding-pattern

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by GalaxyFlyer
Mon Aug 01, 2022 1:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Man falls from plane near RDU; plane makes rough landing afterwards
Replies: 29
Views: 11056

Re: Man falls from plane near RDU; plane makes rough landing afterwards

I'm assuming there is a regulation about pilots/passengers wearing a parachute when dropping skydivers, not just because of open doors but also because the aircraft can become unairworthy due to a collision with a skydiver, chute, etc. Not that I am aware of, and the aircraft in question was design...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Mon Aug 01, 2022 1:36 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why no single-engine GA aircraft with contrarotating propellers?
Replies: 40
Views: 3010

Re: Why no single-engine GA aircraft with contrarotating propellers?

Might have been, but we wouldn’t have received a FAA certificate based on it, so would t know for sure. True, it was fairly docile on one, the -38 in bunker less so.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sun Jul 31, 2022 11:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Vueling LGW-FCO holding over English south coast
Replies: 14
Views: 2035

Re: Vueling LGW-FCO holding over English south coast

Forgive my stupid question. I notice they are holding in a “left hand racetrack” pattern. I recall being in right hand racetrack patterns in the US. Is right or left coincidental or by geographical design? Again, forgive me. I note he is still holding out at sea. Holding patterns can be left or rig...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sun Jul 31, 2022 10:59 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Mega-Millions jackpot at 1.2 billion
Replies: 60
Views: 2537

Re: Mega-Millions jackpot at 1.2 billion

First, open a trust to accept the winnings and do it anonymously.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sun Jul 31, 2022 10:55 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Gasoline prices, it hurts.
Replies: 682
Views: 45792

Re: Gasoline prices, it hurts.

Anytime I read about a corporation attempting another stock buyback, I want to punch the CEO in the nuts repeatedly and/or slit their throat for the harm buybacks have on the economy. Yes, because putting profits back in the business owners’ pockets is so harmful. IT. IS. THEY. BOUGHT. STOCK. Then ...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sun Jul 31, 2022 2:06 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Gasoline prices, it hurts.
Replies: 682
Views: 45792

Re: Gasoline prices, it hurts.

In these trying times of high gasoline prices, let's give a hand to Shell for barely making an 11.5 billion dollar profit. https://finance.yahoo.com/news/shell-reports-record-profit-11-061117220.html Shell posted record results on Thursday, with a $11.5 billion second-quarter profit smashing the ma...

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