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by Iloveboeing
Mon Sep 09, 2019 2:09 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Robert Mugabe dead at 95
Replies: 31
Views: 1741

Re: Robert Mugabe dead at 95

Mugabe was a terrible leader and, under his regime, his government went after white landowners and did atrocious crimes against them and their families. I had a fellow student in high school who was white and from Zimbabwe and she spoke with a British-descended accent. Her family evacuated her and h...

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by Iloveboeing
Sat Aug 31, 2019 9:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MINT and other Service Cuts to JetBlue, starting 9/1
Replies: 164
Views: 23269

Re: MINT and other Service Cuts to JetBlue, starting 9/1

.....and they're charging for checked bags and adding other fees. What happened to David Neeleman's "bringing humanity back to air travel?"

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by Iloveboeing
Thu Aug 08, 2019 1:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS to Reactivate Q400s due to MAX Delays
Replies: 30
Views: 8806

Re: AS to Reactivate Q400s due to MAX Delays

Love that PA. Your aircraft has been downgraded from a 737 Max to a Q400.... all those with middle seats rejoice. You get a isle or window. Oh and we need 100 volunteers.. were over sold.. (ok i know thats not how it works. But funny huuu...) In fairness to the Q400, I flew on one from BOS-YHZ on A...

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by Iloveboeing
Mon Jun 24, 2019 9:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What happened to the proposed UA/US merger in the early 2000s?
Replies: 65
Views: 7957

Re: What happened to the proposed UA/US merger in the early 2000s?

The market concentration in the DC area was a big sticking point. With the UA hub at IAD and US holding a large slot portfolio at DCA the authorities frowned upon this. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk This was indeed the major sticking point. And do not forget USAir's substantial BWI obs at the ...

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by Iloveboeing
Thu Jun 20, 2019 4:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: China southern starts Vienna
Replies: 17
Views: 2528

Re: China southern starts Vienna

Are foreigners allowed to visit Ürümqi or is a special permission required? Not for Urumqi (I use the English way to write that name 8-) ) . For theTibet Autonomous Region yes (correct me if I am wrong), but not for Urumqi. In case anyone is wondering: Urumqi in Mandarin is pronounced, "Wulumu...

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by Iloveboeing
Tue Mar 26, 2019 8:50 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Need To Cut Back On Sugary Drinks
Replies: 41
Views: 2708

Re: The Need To Cut Back On Sugary Drinks

This is the correct answer. The rest of the answers are from people who want to run others' lives. How is discouraging unhealthy items "ruining others' lives"? Drinking orange soda or Tang is not the same as drinking orange juice (even if from concentrate) so why not guide people away fro...

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by Iloveboeing
Tue Mar 26, 2019 7:12 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Need To Cut Back On Sugary Drinks
Replies: 41
Views: 2708

Re: The Need To Cut Back On Sugary Drinks

Try diet sodas. Just as bad. I cut out soda of any kind late last year and it's amazing the difference. We could also cut out white flour and all pastas. So bad for you. Since I cut out soda, I've been feeling better, both physically and mentally. Cutting that and junk food has helped my emotions a...

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by Iloveboeing
Tue Mar 26, 2019 6:26 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Need To Cut Back On Sugary Drinks
Replies: 41
Views: 2708

Re: The Need To Cut Back On Sugary Drinks

Federal income tax, state tax, sales tax, property tax, tag fees, 911 fees, gas tax, capital gains tax, hotel tax, gift tax, estate tax... I think it would be an eye opening experience if people added up the actual real percentage we pay in taxes. We don’t need more taxes but I do agree that an ann...

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by Iloveboeing
Tue Mar 26, 2019 3:00 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Need To Cut Back On Sugary Drinks
Replies: 41
Views: 2708

Re: The Need To Cut Back On Sugary Drinks

Federal income tax, state tax, sales tax, property tax, tag fees, 911 fees, gas tax, capital gains tax, hotel tax, gift tax, estate tax... I think it would be an eye opening experience if people added up the actual real percentage we pay in taxes. We don’t need more taxes but I do agree that an ann...

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by Iloveboeing
Tue Mar 26, 2019 12:49 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Need To Cut Back On Sugary Drinks
Replies: 41
Views: 2708

Re: The Need To Cut Back On Sugary Drinks

And then we could end our useless debates on the healthcare system as it wouldn't cost as much anymore I couldn't have said it any better myself! Getting people healthcare is one thing; sustaining the system with a healthier population is the key. Healthier people equals lower healthcare costs for ...

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by Iloveboeing
Tue Mar 26, 2019 12:12 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Need To Cut Back On Sugary Drinks
Replies: 41
Views: 2708

The Need To Cut Back On Sugary Drinks

https://www-m.cnn.com/2019/03/25/health/sodas-sugary-drinks-policy-statement-study/index.html?r=https%3A%2F%2Fnews.google.com%2F This article is well-written and fascinating! I've stopped consuming sugary drinks and have been drinking water the past 6 months and it, along with better eating and regu...

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by Iloveboeing
Fri Mar 15, 2019 8:02 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: NC Governor delays Voter ID until 2020 election.
Replies: 24
Views: 1210

Re: NC Governor delays Voter ID until 2020 election.

Lets do this...based on iloveboeing's vigorous research, he MUST have come to the conclusion that ONLY voters that are registered Republicans MUST present ID to vote. Because they are the only voter block caught committing voter fraud. It's apparent that I have opened a can of worms. I should've th...

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by Iloveboeing
Fri Mar 15, 2019 1:46 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: NC Governor delays Voter ID until 2020 election.
Replies: 24
Views: 1210

Re: NC Governor delays Voter ID until 2020 election.

The thing is, most Democrats don't want voter ID, so they can cheat and "find" ballots during recounts. They've tried in Florida, they've done it in Chicago and all across the country. There's nothing wrong with voter ID, but the Democrats hate it because they want to eventually give milli...

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by Iloveboeing
Thu Mar 07, 2019 3:57 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Christians and Gluttony
Replies: 43
Views: 2402

Re: Christians and Gluttony

You have to make the distinction between gluttony, which is excessive eating with the intent to deny the food to someone else, and unhealthy eating. The Southern Baptist denomination is predominant in *shock* the South, which is also a region known for a cuisine that's not exactly healthy. Couple t...

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by Iloveboeing
Thu Mar 07, 2019 3:13 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Christians and Gluttony
Replies: 43
Views: 2402

Re: Christians and Gluttony

I beleive what you are describing is the practice of the Baptist faith that relies extensively on Old Testament texts as an interwoven component of the New Testament when they are separate and distinct. One provides historical context and speaks to the coming of Christ, the other about His life and...

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by Iloveboeing
Thu Mar 07, 2019 2:46 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Christians and Gluttony
Replies: 43
Views: 2402

Christians and Gluttony

I was raised a Southern Baptist, then I went Pentecostal/Charismatic for awhile, now I'm personally non-denominational, although I attend a Southern Baptist church in rural Missouri. In the past 6 months, I've become a lot more health-conscious and I've started to notice some things. In the church I...

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by Iloveboeing
Tue Mar 05, 2019 2:49 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The correct brand of Cola
Replies: 40
Views: 3066

Re: The correct brand of Cola

I disagree; although I no longer drink sugary drinks, my favorite is the glass-bottled Mexican Coca-Cola (made with real sugar and not that evil high-fructose corn syrup) that is produced in Monterrey, Mexico and shipped to America. I now think that sugary drinks should be eliminated, so I haven't h...

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by Iloveboeing
Fri Mar 01, 2019 3:04 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: My Mother Committed Suicide (Repost)
Replies: 20
Views: 1841

Re: My Mother Committed Suicide (Repost)

Thank you to everyone for the condolences and encouraging words. I am getting better every day and am sleeping more each night. We're gonna make it through this; I just keep telling myself that.

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by Iloveboeing
Tue Feb 26, 2019 10:15 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: My Mother Committed Suicide (Repost)
Replies: 20
Views: 1841

Re: My Mother Committed Suicide (Repost)

Thanks to everyone for the kind words and compassion so far. It really means a lot to me. I know we'll make it through this.

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by Iloveboeing
Tue Feb 26, 2019 1:35 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: My Mother Committed Suicide (Repost)
Replies: 20
Views: 1841

My Mother Committed Suicide (Repost)

I would like to repost this after being encouraged to do so. I hope it will help people: My mother committed suicide Saturday afternoon. She overdosed on a massive amount of sleeping medication. By the time we got to her, she was already gone. My father, myself and the paramedics tried unsuccessfull...

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by Iloveboeing
Thu Feb 21, 2019 3:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA retaliates against NK, ups frequencies on CLT-BWI/FLL/MCO/EWR, plans more growth
Replies: 85
Views: 10646

Re: AA retaliates against NK, ups frequencies on CLT-BWI/FLL/MCO/EWR, plans more growth

This kind of tit-for-tat has been going on forever. It goes back to People Express, Laker, Fly I, Air South and on and on. Legacies don't let LCCs come in and eat their lunch. The standard response is to increase service, add new destinations and slash fares. The flying public being the sheep that ...

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by Iloveboeing
Tue Jan 08, 2019 1:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIA tells cabin crew to lose weight or be grounded
Replies: 35
Views: 5117

Re: PIA tells cabin crew to lose weight or be grounded

Personally, I am not too impressed by the flight-attendants-as-models concept. Give me my half a can of cola, smile occasionally, and perform the other aspects of the job and I will be fine. Exactly. The only ones who care how attractive FAs are is incels living in their fantasy world. They may not...

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by Iloveboeing
Sat Jan 05, 2019 4:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL Orders Shades Down for Taxi and Takeoff
Replies: 72
Views: 17498

Re: DL Orders Shades Down for Taxi and Takeoff

I think that window seats should be reserved for aviation enthusiasts. Secondly, I think that airlines should remove the window shades (like Michael O'Leary at FR once suggested) so all aviation enthusiasts can enjoy the flight. Back in 2005, I was flying UA ORD-HKG and 1/4 of the way through the fl...

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by Iloveboeing
Fri Jan 04, 2019 1:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest founder Herb Kelleher dies aged 87
Replies: 107
Views: 13931

Re: Southwest founder Herb Kelleher dies aged 87

Not to show disrespect as he was a phenomenal leader, but wasn't he a chain-smoker and heavy drinker? He once said in a video (which I can't find) that one of the WN pilots taught him to drink and smoke. My question is, did he continue to smoke and drink until his death? If so, it's a wonder he made...

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by Iloveboeing
Mon Dec 24, 2018 4:15 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Merry Christmas
Replies: 33
Views: 1876

Re: Merry Christmas

Going to be nearly 50 dF here in the mountains of western North Carolina.

No need to say, "Happy Holidays;" let's say it for what it really is: "MERRY CHRISTMAS." Political correctness has no place around this time of year.

Merry Christmas to all!

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by Iloveboeing
Wed Dec 19, 2018 1:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Frontier launches BWI-DEN
Replies: 5
Views: 1307

Re: Frontier launches BWI-DEN

As someone born and raised in Maryland, I remember F9 used to serve BWI in the past.

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by Iloveboeing
Fri Dec 14, 2018 2:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spirit Had the Most On-Time Performances in North America Again
Replies: 68
Views: 8046

Re: Spirit Had the Most On-Time Performances in North America Again

Spirit flights board so fast cus there’s very few roller bags. Exactly! The other airlines should add hefty fees for carry-on luggage so that people aren't bringing the kitchen sink and the rest of the loot into the cabin. They should either check the bag or not bring it at all. NK has the right id...

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by Iloveboeing
Tue Dec 11, 2018 11:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA announces SFO-DEL/MEL/YYZ; Expands AKL/AMS/PPT/ICN.
Replies: 507
Views: 71702

Re: United Airlines CEO to Make Historic Route Announcement Tomorrow (12/12)

USAirALB wrote:
I wonder if service to Africa could be in the cards, perhaps EWR-JNB.



I've heard that JNB is a "hot and high airport." Could UA's 777s or 787s make EWR-JNB with a full payload?

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by Iloveboeing
Tue Dec 11, 2018 11:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL Reveals New Boarding Procedure
Replies: 1
Views: 822

DL Reveals New Boarding Procedure

https://www.cnn.com/2018/12/11/business ... index.html

Looks interesting, but a bit more complicated, IMO. We will be traveling in mid-to-late January, so it'll be interesting to see how this all pans out.
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https://www.cnn.com/2018/12/11/business ... index.html

Looks interesting, but a bit more complicated, IMO. We will be traveling in mid-to-late January, so it'll be interesting to see how this all pans out.

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by Iloveboeing
Fri Dec 07, 2018 11:48 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The correct Christmas song
Replies: 24
Views: 1163

Re: The correct Christmas song

Both the traditional French carol, "Noel Nouvelet" and its English rendition, "Sing We Now of Christmas."

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by Iloveboeing
Fri Dec 07, 2018 11:20 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Tesla considering buying GM Plants
Replies: 27
Views: 1572

Tesla considering buying GM Plants

https://electrek.co/2018/12/07/tesla-consider-buying-shuttered-gm-factories-elon-musk/ I find this interesting! Tesla bought NUMMI (a joint venture of GM and Toyota) in Fremont, California many years ago and now it's producing over 300,000 vehicles per year. If they bought the GM plants in Detroit/H...

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by Iloveboeing
Fri Dec 07, 2018 7:26 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What is your view on autism?
Replies: 16
Views: 1150

Re: What is your view on autism?

my nephew has highly functioning autism, he has always struggled with talking to others, so his classmates tend to discount him. He recently graduated from high school as class valedictorian. However, for whatever reason they didn't let him speak. His parents were upset, because they thought this w...

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by Iloveboeing
Wed Dec 05, 2018 11:32 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What is your view on autism?
Replies: 16
Views: 1150

Re: What is your view on autism?

I am autistic and just curious as to how people perceive it! I am autistic also (I have Asperger's Syndrome) and it has been difficult for me to relate to many people. I was diagnosed at age 14 and for most of my early life, I had no clue what body language meant (my dad once asked me what it meant...

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by Iloveboeing
Fri Nov 30, 2018 2:29 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Global Diabetes Epidemic
Replies: 25
Views: 1663

Re: The Global Diabetes Epidemic

High fructose corn syrup is killing people. Has been for decades. I think about the stuff I ate as a kid and it’s shocking what people eat today. In the last couple of years, I cut back on the soda and picked up tea. When I do get fast foot, I get the equivalent of a kids meal, which is what they s...

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by Iloveboeing
Thu Nov 29, 2018 6:33 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Global Diabetes Epidemic
Replies: 25
Views: 1663

Re: The Global Diabetes Epidemic

And the US is going through this too and many fast food chains aren't offering many healthy options. An example would be McDonald's who got rid of the McWraps a few years ago and replaced it with all-day breakfast. I thoroughly enjoyed the McWraps and was disappointed to see them removed from the m...

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by Iloveboeing
Thu Nov 29, 2018 3:05 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Global Diabetes Epidemic
Replies: 25
Views: 1663

Re: The Global Diabetes Epidemic

One word: SUGAR But breaking the literal addiction to sugar is hard to do. Sugar is definitely a major hindrance to healthy living. The thing is, most sugary drinks and food taste really good! They're made to taste good and I've even heard that they can be addictive, like illegal drugs, especially ...

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by Iloveboeing
Wed Nov 28, 2018 9:55 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Global Diabetes Epidemic
Replies: 25
Views: 1663

Re: The Global Diabetes Epidemic

One word: SUGAR It is the most destructive thing that exists from a health and nutrition standpoint. Layered on top of that foundation is preservatives, processed foods, empty carbs, and it's no wonder people are fat, diabetic, sick. Sugar is detrimental to literally every human system--you can't h...

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by Iloveboeing
Wed Nov 28, 2018 7:12 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Global Diabetes Epidemic
Replies: 25
Views: 1663

Re: The Global Diabetes Epidemic

One word: SUGAR It is the most destructive thing that exists from a health and nutrition standpoint. Layered on top of that foundation is preservatives, processed foods, empty carbs, and it's no wonder people are fat, diabetic, sick. Sugar is detrimental to literally every human system--you can't h...

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by Iloveboeing
Mon Nov 26, 2018 10:36 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: GM Cutting Jobs, Models and Plants
Replies: 190
Views: 7435

GM Cutting Jobs, Models and Plants

https://www.usatoday.com/story/money/cars/2018/11/26/gm-general-motors-chevrolet-volt-cruze-impala/2114114002/ Although I am an American, 3 of the cars I've ever owned (Chevrolet Impala) were built in Oshawa, Ontario, Canada, and I feel for the workers that are going to lose their jobs. The Impala i...

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by Iloveboeing
Fri Nov 23, 2018 11:53 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Global Diabetes Epidemic
Replies: 25
Views: 1663

Re: The Global Diabetes Epidemic

Diabetes is becoming a global epidemic and I was shocked to see this article about India: https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/98-mn-indians-may-have-diabetes-by-2030-lancet-study/articleshow/66736488.cms China is going through the same thing. The traditional Chinese and Indian dishes are load...

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by Iloveboeing
Wed Nov 21, 2018 7:55 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Global Diabetes Epidemic
Replies: 25
Views: 1663

Re: The Global Diabetes Epidemic

The US got a huge start of gaining weight when the size of meals went through the roof. It started in movie theaters when they realized that they only get one chance to make money off fold and drinks so they started making "biggies" available. Another dollar or so from an extra 2 cents of...

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by Iloveboeing
Wed Nov 21, 2018 5:08 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Global Diabetes Epidemic
Replies: 25
Views: 1663

The Global Diabetes Epidemic

Diabetes is becoming a global epidemic and I was shocked to see this article about India: https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/98-mn-indians-may-have-diabetes-by-2030-lancet-study/articleshow/66736488.cms China is going through the same thing. The traditional Chinese and Indian dishes are loade...

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by Iloveboeing
Wed Nov 21, 2018 2:14 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Correct Bagel Is
Replies: 22
Views: 1308

Re: The Correct Bagel Is

I like salt bagels, but they're nearly impossible to get. I haven't had one in over 15 years!

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by Iloveboeing
Wed Nov 21, 2018 1:40 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Star Trek Female Superior Officers
Replies: 1
Views: 601

Star Trek Female Superior Officers

On the first episode of Star Trek: Voyager, when Ensign Kim first met Captain Janeway, he called her, "sir." Janeway corrected him and then said she'd prefer to be addressed as "captain" instead of "ma'am." However, over the course of 7 seasons, she was called "ma'...

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by Iloveboeing
Sat Sep 15, 2018 4:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PKX assigned officially as IATA code for Beijing Daxing International Airport
Replies: 133
Views: 13999

Re: New Beijing airport OFFICIALLY designated as Beijing Daxing International Airport

It's "Dah-sssing," with a hiss (raise your tongue to the roof of your mouth, behind your teeth, a sound that isn't in English), however given the fact that 99.9% of Westerners can't even pronounce "Beijing" correctly, we have little hope that they'll be able to pronounce "D...

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by Iloveboeing
Sat Sep 15, 2018 3:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American CEO on Gulf Carrier Pact: ‘Someone Is Cheating Already’
Replies: 25
Views: 6886

Re: American CEO on Gulf Carrier Pact: ‘Someone Is Cheating Already’

https://skift.com/2018/09/13/american-ceo-on-gulf-carrier-pact-someone-is-cheating-already/amp/ Not long after the settling down of the longstanding dispute btwn U.S. and Gulf carriers earlier this year, American Airlines CEO Doug Parker is accusing one Gulf competitor of unfair play again Without ...

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by Iloveboeing
Sat Sep 15, 2018 1:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PKX assigned officially as IATA code for Beijing Daxing International Airport
Replies: 133
Views: 13999

Re: New Beijing airport OFFICIALLY designated as Beijing Daxing International Airport

I'm guessing 99.9% of westerners are pronouncing this dacks-sing. Is x in chinese closer to a blend of sh/ch, as in Dahshing? Lol us Cantonese speakers see it as "daai hing" But you are correct, the Mandarin pronunciation for Daxing is closest to Da-Shing. I really don't know who came up ...

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by Iloveboeing
Fri Sep 14, 2018 5:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PKX assigned officially as IATA code for Beijing Daxing International Airport
Replies: 133
Views: 13999

Re: New Beijing airport OFFICIALLY designated as Beijing Daxing International Airport

The French J has no place in the pronunciation of "Beijing." It really irritates me when foreigners mispronounce Chinese words. I've heard enough people totally botching things like "Huang He" (Yellow River, the "he" should be pronounced closer to "her" witho...

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by Iloveboeing
Fri Sep 14, 2018 5:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PKX assigned officially as IATA code for Beijing Daxing International Airport
Replies: 133
Views: 13999

Re: New Beijing airport OFFICIALLY designated as Beijing Daxing International Airport

It really irritates me when foreigners mispronounce Chinese words. I've heard enough people totally botching things like "Huang He" (Yellow River, the "he" should be pronounced closer to "her" without the r sound instead of, well, the English word "he") that ...

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by Iloveboeing
Fri Sep 14, 2018 5:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PKX assigned officially as IATA code for Beijing Daxing International Airport
Replies: 133
Views: 13999

Re: New Beijing airport OFFICIALLY designated as Beijing Daxing International Airport

I'm guessing 99.9% of westerners are pronouncing this dacks-sing. Is x in chinese closer to a blend of sh/ch, as in Dahshing? It's "Dah-sssing," with a hiss (raise your tongue to the roof of your mouth, behind your teeth, a sound that isn't in English), however given the fact that 99.9% o...

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