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by Iloveboeing
Wed Oct 21, 2020 10:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JSX Announces DAL-HOU
Replies: 28
Views: 3840

Re: JSX Announces DAL-HOU

Right now, Southwest displays 10 DAL-HOU flights on November 20. In April, Southwest has hourly service from 6 AM to 9 PM on DAL-HOU which is 16 daily flights. Good luck to JSX on entering its first "permanent" Texas route. Yeah 2x daily is not going to be competitive even if you get to s...

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by Iloveboeing
Sun Sep 06, 2020 5:39 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Is South Africa about to fall of a cliff?
Replies: 42
Views: 2692

Re: Is South Africa about to fall of a cliff?

I think it's about 25 years back that I visited South Africa and Zimbabwe for IIRC four weeks. I specially liked Zimbabwe. Though I'm white I was always treated respectful in both countries. My impression in India, of which I assume there should be similarities: Central bank money flooded the world...

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by Iloveboeing
Tue Sep 01, 2020 12:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Gogo in-flight internet business sold to Intelsat
Replies: 27
Views: 3357

Re: Gogo in-flight internet business sold to Intelsat

Plenty of airlines provide internet now for passengers to text for free (AS/DL/B6/WN). WiFi is like water now. It’s a need you have to provide for free. B6 did it right, and it is well beyond just free texting. When I flew DL recently, the free texting was only for T-Mobile customers. I have Verizo...

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by Iloveboeing
Wed Aug 26, 2020 7:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Has a 787 ever been to LGA?
Replies: 19
Views: 3921

Re: 787 @ LGA???

AFAIK, the weight limit at LGA is 360,000 lbs. The 787-8 could make it in and out empty, and it could probably even make it out with 250 passengers for a two-hour flight -- OEW is 264,500 lb. But in reality it'd just be uneconomic to use the 787 at LGA. I'm not even sure the bags could make it out ...

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by Iloveboeing
Sun Aug 23, 2020 11:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Boeing to Consolidate 787 Production in South Carolina
Replies: 320
Views: 52880

Re: Boeing Considers Closing 787 Production in WA

The underlying economics problem is that Airbus exists to build planes and hire Europeans, plus make a little profit. Boeing exists to make suits and Wall Street happy, and then build planes that are OK. I have used harsher terms, but they weren't acceptable. Boeing announcing an NMA and moving 787...

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by Iloveboeing
Mon Aug 17, 2020 1:40 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Carry-ons that are way too large!
Replies: 29
Views: 2059

Re: Carry-ons that are way too large!

I just think that people should be heavily penalized for bringing large carry-ons onboard the aircraft. If airlines could turnaround faster, they would be more efficient and more profitable. WN proved this with the 25 minute turnaround (though I know it’s greater than that these days) so not chargi...

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by Iloveboeing
Sun Aug 16, 2020 3:26 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Carry-ons that are way too large!
Replies: 29
Views: 2059

Re: Carry-ons that are way too large!

It works for Ryanair. But the big issue with limiting carry-ons for most non-low cost carriers is that they also carry premium passengers and frequent flyers that do have carry on luggage included. There is no practical way that works in every airport to manage different groups of passengers, in a ...

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by Iloveboeing
Thu Aug 13, 2020 2:44 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Carry-ons that are way too large!
Replies: 29
Views: 2059

Re: Carry-ons that are way too large!

I do not think so. Any airline who would try that would find their planes to be empty. People do not want their carry-ons to be limited. Also airlines pay a significant cost for checked luggage which quickly outweighs a few more minutes on the tarmac. It works for Ryanair. But the big issue with li...

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by Iloveboeing
Wed Aug 12, 2020 2:34 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Carry-ons that are way too large!
Replies: 29
Views: 2059

Carry-ons that are way too large!

I’m sitting in ATL now, waiting for my next flight. I am still amazed at how many people continue to attempt to carry-on their dinosaur-sized roller bags onto regional jets! People should know by now that it doesn’t work. I realize that they don’t want to pay the bag fees, but this is getting ridicu...

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by Iloveboeing
Wed Aug 12, 2020 12:04 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Hong Kong crackdown begins!
Replies: 26
Views: 1335

Re: Hong Kong crackdown begins!

They are, but as far as Premier Xi is concerned, this is ‘control’. Not a word from the WH about this or the mayhem in Minsk. The US has truly abdicated its leadership role. XI is the President, General Secretary of the CPC and Chairman of the Central Military Commission. He is the head of state, n...

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by Iloveboeing
Mon Aug 03, 2020 4:05 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Linda Lingle for POTUS in the Future?
Replies: 4
Views: 359

Linda Lingle for POTUS in the Future?

I’ve been thinking about former Hawaii Governor Linda Lingle and whether she would be interested in running for POTUS in the future. She’s a former 2-term Republican Governor who was able to win twice in a blue state. Yes, she lost the Senate race in 2012 to Mazie Hirono, but that was a bad year for...

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by Iloveboeing
Fri Jul 17, 2020 9:36 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Airplane! On Netflix starting today
Replies: 46
Views: 4373

Re: Airplane! On Netflix starting today

“You can let yourself out. There’s juice in the refrigerator.” (“NEIGH!!!”).

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by Iloveboeing
Thu Jul 16, 2020 12:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: LH Group to establish new AOC for leisure ops
Replies: 41
Views: 5777

Re: Updated: LH Group to establish new AOC for leisure ops

“Ocean?” “Ocean” is not even a German word, so it shows no connection to LH or Germany itself. I fail to see how the brands could co-exist.

Besides, the “airline within an airline” thing doesn’t work. Think “Song” at DL and “Ted” at United; two of the dumbest names of airlines to date.

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by Iloveboeing
Sun Apr 19, 2020 10:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Braniff Bankruptcy 1983
Replies: 43
Views: 5893

Re: Braniff Bankruptcy 1983

Thanks for sharing that Interesting video! Sad to see how they ended and shocking to see an airline going from highly profitable to bankruptcy in three years. I really wonder how Braniff’s history would have looked like if they hadn’t overly expanded. Maybe they were still flying today or maybe the...

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by Iloveboeing
Wed Mar 25, 2020 9:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The new domestic service standard: just water. DL now onboard.
Replies: 207
Views: 28338

Re: The new domestic service standard: just water. DL now onboard.

Communications are going out tonight to DAL inflight that beginning Wednesday morning, their service will all but emulate Southwest and AA: water. This includes all DAL domestic first class - nothing catered but bottled water and for flights over 900 miles, a flight fuel box. Only domestic run not ...

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by Iloveboeing
Mon Mar 23, 2020 7:46 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Megabus USA gone/scaled back?
Replies: 4
Views: 688

Re: Megabus USA gone/scaled back?

I was rescheduling a Megabus trip to Chicago for July, and every route from my hometown of STL was gone except for Dallas, and weirdly enough was via Memphis, but the Memphis route was gone as well. I'm curious as to what is happening. There are no media reports or any communication by megabus You ...

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by Iloveboeing
Thu Mar 19, 2020 12:28 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: DST Again
Replies: 24
Views: 1139

Re: DST Again

I wish we would actually go back to changing DST at the middle/end of October, and the middle/end of march. Much to dark around 7:00 a.m for my taste right now. Well, when the US changed back in 2007/2008, Europe didn’t go along with us. Canada and Mexico did because it would wreak havoc on interna...

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by Iloveboeing
Wed Mar 11, 2020 5:46 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: McDonald's Double Big Mac (4 Patties?!?!?)
Replies: 45
Views: 1715

Re: McDonald's Double Big Mac (4 Patties?!?!?)

Then let those who wanna eat that stuff die and there's more America for you. At 720 calories I think that's a little extreme. https://www.cnn.com/2020/03/10/business/mcdonalds-double-big-mac/index.html Are they insane?!? Four patties on a burger? Just looking at the picture makes me feel sick. I'v...

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by Iloveboeing
Wed Mar 11, 2020 12:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 'Windfall' for British Airways as it wins back 12 Flybe flight slots
Replies: 29
Views: 8481

Re: 'Windfall' for British Airways as it wins back 12 Flybe flight slots

FR at LHR? Is Michael O’Leary going to drive a tank to Terminal 5?

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by Iloveboeing
Wed Mar 11, 2020 12:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What was the rationale for 2-5-2 configuration on older widebodies?
Replies: 77
Views: 14459

Re: What was the rationale for 2-5-2 configuration on older widebodies?

I don’t really know, but my family and I flew on UA from IAD to CDG back in 2000 on their 772 and the 2-5-2 made it feel so cramped. I didn’t enjoy being in the middle section. But the fare was $300 round trip, so you can’t really argue with that!

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by Iloveboeing
Tue Mar 10, 2020 8:16 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: McDonald's Double Big Mac (4 Patties?!?!?)
Replies: 45
Views: 1715

Re: McDonald's Double Big Mac (4 Patties?!?!?)

casinterest wrote:
That is awesome. at 720 calories, it still is less than the double quarter pounder with cheese.


Yet, I can get 24 grilled nuggets from Chick-Fil-A for 400 calories total.

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by Iloveboeing
Tue Mar 10, 2020 8:11 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: McDonald's Double Big Mac (4 Patties?!?!?)
Replies: 45
Views: 1715

Re: McDonald's Double Big Mac (4 Patties?!?!?)

TWA772LR wrote:
Then let those who wanna eat that stuff die and there's more America for you.


Well that's a pretty morbid way to look at it, but you do have a point. I'd rather see people change their lifestyles than to die prematurely from truly preventable causes.

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by Iloveboeing
Tue Mar 10, 2020 8:01 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: McDonald's Double Big Mac (4 Patties?!?!?)
Replies: 45
Views: 1715

McDonald's Double Big Mac (4 Patties?!?!?)

https://www.cnn.com/2020/03/10/business/mcdonalds-double-big-mac/index.html Are they insane?!? Four patties on a burger? Just looking at the picture makes me feel sick. I've never had a Big Mac and have never wanted to try one as I (1) don't like American cheese and (2) don't really care for mayonna...

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by Iloveboeing
Sun Mar 08, 2020 1:53 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Which spicy food?
Replies: 24
Views: 1178

Re: Which spicy food?

I like peanut sauce and also tacos al pastor.

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by Iloveboeing
Thu Mar 05, 2020 2:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: RUMOUR; Ex-Jet Airways 77W’s to find new home.
Replies: 73
Views: 15587

Re: RUMOUR; Ex-Jet Airways 77W’s to find new home.

I doubt DL is going to introduce a tiny subfleet of 77Ws. With all the 777s going up recently, Etihad, Alitalia and now Jet Airways, I really would love to see DL take on some additional 777 metal. I really do think they would be interested if it were not for the current corona virus situation. Ser...

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by Iloveboeing
Wed Mar 04, 2020 7:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: RUMOUR; Ex-Jet Airways 77W’s to find new home.
Replies: 73
Views: 15587

Re: RUMOUR; Ex-Jet Airways 77W’s to find new home.

Would DL be interested? They are the only one of the U.S. Big Three that do not operate the 77W. The 77W is a cargo carrying cash cow so I'd suspect it'd be profitable for them.

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by Iloveboeing
Wed Mar 04, 2020 1:55 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What are we going to do about the US Debt?
Replies: 106
Views: 4177

Re: What are we going to do about the US Debt?

In northern Europe we have the opposite problem. Governments in special Scandinavia should have more depts and invest more in infrastructure. More debt? I've heard the cost of living in Norway and Sweden is sky high. When my grandparents visited, they said that the cost of a meal at McDonald's was ...

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by Iloveboeing
Wed Mar 04, 2020 1:51 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Not allowed to film or take photos in flight
Replies: 135
Views: 20207

Re: Not allowed to film or take photos in flight

Lot of airliners like KLM have a formal policy that it is not allowed to film or take pictures in-flight. However I still see a lot of amateur vloggers (not Sam Chui) on YouTube doing, even with the cabin crew. I'm just wondering, because it causes a situation where sometimes they allow, and other ...

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by Iloveboeing
Mon Mar 02, 2020 5:59 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Richard Anderson steps down, Atlas Air Chairman appointed as next Amtrak CEO
Replies: 51
Views: 4751

Re: Richard Anderson steps down, Atlas Air Chairman appointed as next Amtrak CEO

I don’t understand why Anderson left DL and joined Amtrak in the first place. IIRC, he was an excellent DL CEO and accomplished a lot during his time there.

I would’ve stayed at DL had I been in his shoes. A much better career, IMO.

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by Iloveboeing
Sun Mar 01, 2020 10:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Uzbekistan Airways selling 2 757s and 2 767s
Replies: 22
Views: 5181

Re: Uzbekistan Airways selling 2 757s and 2 767s

Would DL be interested? We all know they love to buy used aircraft.

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by Iloveboeing
Sun Mar 01, 2020 5:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Environment campaigners win Heathrow runway ruling
Replies: 170
Views: 13885

Re: Environment campaigners win Heathrow runway ruling

A lot of us who don’t live next to Heathrow are pretty exasperated by this whole situation. Just build the damn expansion already. I can understand those living next door to LHR being against it though. You mean the people who decided to move next door to an international airport,complaining about ...

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by Iloveboeing
Sat Feb 29, 2020 8:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Adds SEA-CMH/DFW
Replies: 83
Views: 11931

Re: Delta Adds SEA-CMH/DFW

I think this is a sign Delta is serious about its Seattle hub and will soon overtake Alaska Airlines and become the largest carrier in Seattle. They also seem to be offering lower fares also. My brother ended up booking DL ANC-MSP-IAH next month instead of AS ANC-SEA-IAH because DL was $400 per per...

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by Iloveboeing
Tue Feb 25, 2020 3:05 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Kobe Bryant's Widow Sues Over Crash
Replies: 32
Views: 3653

Re: Kobe Bryant's Widow Sues Over Crash

When one of my grandfathers was hit by a vehicle on the side of the road while fixing a tire, my grandmother's relatives were encouraging her to sue the man who hit him. She said that there was no point in doing so; she said, "it' won't bring him back." The man who hit my grandfather was t...

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by Iloveboeing
Sun Feb 23, 2020 3:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest CEO given green light by Board to look at other aircraft
Replies: 280
Views: 73201

Re: Southwest CEO given green light by Board to look at other aircraft

I think WN should buy B6, eliminate the oppressive bag fees for the first two bags, operate the A320 family and also order A220s, as has been suggested. I love Boeing with all of my heart, but they need to either get the MAX right and/or come up with something else. You do realize that after WN pur...

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by Iloveboeing
Sun Feb 23, 2020 3:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest CEO given green light by Board to look at other aircraft
Replies: 280
Views: 73201

Re: Southwest CEO given green light by Board to look at other aircraft

Southwest doesn't need Jetblue, unless they really want a JFK and LGB hub since those slots are limited. You never know, if Kelly and the gang decide to change course. Airtran wasn't really necessary either. But it would be wise to look into Airbus, because we don't know if the MAX will be successf...

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by Iloveboeing
Sun Feb 16, 2020 4:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US Gov May Stop Engine, Avionics Deliveries to C919
Replies: 88
Views: 17459

Re: US Gov May Stop Engine, Avionics Deliveries to C919

I get it. It prevents China the rights to technology that they copy and fabricate their own versions of it 100% copied from the imported original. It allows them to mimic the same tech that US companies have spent millions to billions in development costs while China can replicate exactly and profi...

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by Iloveboeing
Wed Feb 12, 2020 10:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Status on London Heathrow's 3rd Runway?
Replies: 141
Views: 16954

Re: Status on London Heathrow's 3rd Runway?

The problem is they let thousands of people build and move in around the airport at LHR, effectively locking out future expansion. London should have done what Kansas City and Denver did: build further out from the city with plenty of room to grow and expand. The NIMBYs should have never been allowe...

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by Iloveboeing
Tue Feb 11, 2020 9:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue turns 20
Replies: 88
Views: 8782

Re: JetBlue turns 20 today.

Happy Birthday to B6, but they have strayed far from David Neeleman's vision of "bringing humanity back to air travel." Unfortunately, they are now far more like a "legacy carrier," with a premium cabin (Mint), charges for all checked baggage and more. They even initiated the lat...

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by Iloveboeing
Wed Feb 05, 2020 10:35 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: SECOND Viral outbreak in China: H5N1 Bird Flu!
Replies: 16
Views: 976

Re: SECOND Viral outbreak in China: H5N1 Bird Flu!

H5N1 at least the strain in Hunan doesn't affect human. It's still not good news for Chinese food supply, though - Pork is already affected as there was an outbreak of African Swine Flu in China; if Chicken is further affected also, Chinese will literally have to eat grass. From what I experienced ...

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by Iloveboeing
Thu Jan 02, 2020 11:31 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: U-Haul Won't Hire Smokers (In Some States)
Replies: 40
Views: 1476

Re: U-Haul Won't Hire Smokers (In Some States)

dmg626 wrote:
If they’re truly doing this for the employees health then next should be no alcohol consumption, no red meat consumption and no overweight people need apply


Yes, EXACTLY ! That's where it eventually needs to end up.

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by Iloveboeing
Thu Jan 02, 2020 10:58 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: U-Haul Won't Hire Smokers (In Some States)
Replies: 40
Views: 1476

U-Haul Won't Hire Smokers (In Some States)

https://amp.cnn.com/cnn/2020/01/02/business/uhaul-smokers/index.html This is excellent to see a major business supporting stamping smoking out of the workforce. I'd to see Missouri allow this, but it's not currently on the list. Smoking is an addictive, disgusting and degenerative habit that must be...

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by Iloveboeing
Wed Jan 01, 2020 1:35 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Smoking Age Raised to 21 in the United States
Replies: 84
Views: 4239

Re: Smoking Age Raised to 21 in the United States

Red herring. Health costs are already inflated to stupidly ridiculous proportions. For any matter. Red herring? I'd say your response is actually the red herring because it's a problem, no doubt, but don't you think your average smoker is gonna have more health problems (and in turn, cost more) tha...

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by Iloveboeing
Mon Dec 30, 2019 9:39 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Smoking Age Raised to 21 in the United States
Replies: 84
Views: 4239

Re: Smoking Age Raised to 21 in the United States

Yeah let's ban tobacco. Our prisons are too empty No problem with taxation though... Tax enough to offset the health costs later in life The thing is, though, that adding extra taxes makes many smokers (who are already lower income) poorer, yet they still continue to buy cigarettes. I've heard that...

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by Iloveboeing
Sun Dec 29, 2019 8:31 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Smoking Age Raised to 21 in the United States
Replies: 84
Views: 4239

Re: Smoking Age Raised to 21 in the United States

This is WONDERFUL! We need to restrict and eventually complete eradicate smoking and chewing tobacco in our country. There have been way too many deaths. My grandfather chain-smoked for over 60 years and now is battling COPD. I smoked 7 cigarettes seven years ago and I have regretted doing so ever ...

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by Iloveboeing
Fri Dec 27, 2019 10:45 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Smoking Age Raised to 21 in the United States
Replies: 84
Views: 4239

Re: Smoking Age Raised to 21 in the United States

This is WONDERFUL! We need to restrict and eventually complete eradicate smoking and chewing tobacco in our country. There have been way too many deaths. My grandfather chain-smoked for over 60 years and now is battling COPD. I smoked 7 cigarettes seven years ago and I have regretted doing so ever s...

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by Iloveboeing
Sun Dec 15, 2019 2:24 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Will WN Ever Consider SGF?
Replies: 18
Views: 3265

Re: Will WN Ever Consider SGf?

BKG was mainly to get around the wright amendment also. If that didn’t exist I am not sure it would have had service. BKG was inherited by AirTran. Maybe the Wright Amendment was the reason they didn't toss it out so quick, but they didn't really use BKG to take advantage either. Were they even fly...

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by Iloveboeing
Sat Dec 14, 2019 4:35 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Will WN Ever Consider SGF?
Replies: 18
Views: 3265

Will WN Ever Consider SGF?

Good evening everyone! I'm on a WN flight from TPA to MCI and on one of their newer 738s (a beautiful and comfortable aircraft). We just passed over the Springfield area and I can't help but wonder if WN will ever consider flying to SGF? I know BKG was a disaster, even with subsidies, but surely the...

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by Iloveboeing
Tue Dec 10, 2019 1:43 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: “ Amazon is coming to NYC anyway”
Replies: 28
Views: 1407

Re: “ Amazon is coming to NYC anyway”

NYC does not have the space for a 50K techie campus. Infrastructure and housing are not there. The subway system, arguably one of the best in the world, is stretched beyond its design capacity. It can and will grow by adding 1500 workers at a time. NYC and California are keystone areas for the US e...

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by Iloveboeing
Sun Nov 17, 2019 7:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumour: Singapore Airlines looking at another US ULR route - ORD, BOS or IAD?
Replies: 184
Views: 31657

Re: Rumour: Singapore Airlines looking at another US ULR route - ORD, BOS or IAD?

I agree that ORD makes the most sense. The UA connections would help sustain the flights.

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by Iloveboeing
Sun Nov 10, 2019 5:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Only 13yrs service now decomissioned VS A346
Replies: 76
Views: 15657

Re: Only 13yrs service now decomissioned VS A346

The age of quad jets is coming to an end for many airlines, with the newest generation twins doing the same job more efficiently. It simply was time for VS to start retiring their A340 fleet as they became more expensive to operate in comparison. Of course there are still some important roles for a...

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