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by FGITD
Thu Jan 20, 2022 11:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar and Airbus Legal Dispute Continues - Airbus Revokes A321 Order
Replies: 138
Views: 11573

Re: Qatar and Airbus Legal Dispute Continues - Airbus Revokes A321 Order

I 'd humbly suggest that in a OEM-monopoly one OEM refusing to do business with an airline is a bigger headache for the airline than for the OEM, regardless of the size of the airline. Particularly if the one OEM still willing to do business with you has been practically unable to deliver widebody ...

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by FGITD
Wed Jan 19, 2022 8:58 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Raw US Senate debate on voting bill unlikely to end filibuster
Replies: 14
Views: 497

Re: Raw US Senate debate on voting bill unlikely to end filibuster

That argument also leaves out that fact that most hardcore voter ID proponents would have a heart attack if they saw what IDs Canadians can vote with.

Don’t think you’d get much support in the US for saying a library card/vehicle registration combination is perfect to vote

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by FGITD
Wed Jan 19, 2022 12:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lack of international flights at RDU
Replies: 180
Views: 16720

Re: Lack of international flights at RDU

I'm not wrong at all. CLT is the closer to Boone than GSO is based on actual driving distance. I just checked it again and now Apple Maps has both at 1h50m. Is Apple Maps only a joke because the data isn't skewed to your favor? Well there’s also the minor fact that no airline or passenger is thinki...

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by FGITD
Tue Jan 18, 2022 11:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation Thread - 2022
Replies: 60
Views: 8754

Re: Boston Aviation Thread - 2022

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/dubais-e ... 28685.html


I’m expecting EK to have some big issues with this. The 777 family seems to be amongst the more heavily impacted.
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EK are suspending BOS from tomorrow due to the 5G issue that’s a major concern at the moment

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/dubais-e ... 28685.html


I’m expecting EK to have some big issues with this. The 777 family seems to be amongst the more heavily impacted.

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by FGITD
Tue Jan 18, 2022 2:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation Thread - 2022
Replies: 60
Views: 8754

Re: Boston Aviation Thread - 2022

I can't help but think though that in the cases where time is tight due to a delay or even during regular connections, this will be an unpleasant experience for a traveler. Airlines almost always hold flights in this situation until all passengers make it on board, especially if there is no later d...

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by FGITD
Mon Jan 17, 2022 6:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation Thread - 2022
Replies: 60
Views: 8754

Re: Boston Aviation Thread - 2022

I posted some time ago in the old thread that Delta would be using E for some departures. Pretty much no one was thrilled with the layout, but it enables more flights and that’s always a good thing. A shuttle bus between A and E would be useless, in my opinion. As someone who’s done that drive ramp...

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by FGITD
Mon Jan 17, 2022 12:40 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Colleyville, TX Synagogue Hostage situation
Replies: 52
Views: 1956

Re: Colleyville, TX Synagogue Hostage situation

Sorry to say, but the argument of religious belief quelling violence is a pretty terrible one.

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by FGITD
Sun Jan 16, 2022 7:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation Thread - 2022
Replies: 60
Views: 8754

Re: Boston Aviation Thread - 2022

I posted some time ago in the old thread that Delta would be using E for some departures. Pretty much no one was thrilled with the layout, but it enables more flights and that’s always a good thing. A shuttle bus between A and E would be useless, in my opinion. As someone who’s done that drive ramp-...

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by FGITD
Sat Jan 15, 2022 6:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lack of international flights at RDU
Replies: 180
Views: 16720

Re: Lack of international flights at RDU

And the big reason Delta isn’t bringing back the route until August is because that’s just how Delta is running right now. Their flights to London from Boston, Detroit and Seattle aren’t even scheduled to resume until this summer either. And sure those cities would love the network but they don’t h...

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by FGITD
Fri Jan 14, 2022 9:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pieter Elbers to step down as CEO of KLM
Replies: 39
Views: 6213

Re: Pieter Elbers to step down as CEO of KLM

I would contend that KLM would actually be worse off without AF, primarily because they are too small to live on their own. They’d get taken up by IAG, or Lufthansa…and then there would be absolutely no point in negotiating how to keep the company Dutch. As soon as it made financial sense, everythin...

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by FGITD
Fri Jan 14, 2022 12:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pieter Elbers to step down as CEO of KLM
Replies: 39
Views: 6213

Re: Pieter Elbers to stop as CEO of KLM

As someone that has business relations with AFKL, I have long espoused the idea they need to integrate closer, stop duplication, and function more as joint airlines in the group. This is the truth. In my airline career I’ve worked in close proximity to many airlines and known how they work together...

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by FGITD
Thu Jan 13, 2022 11:51 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: One Year Since US Capitol Insurrection
Replies: 199
Views: 8745

Re: One Year Since US Capitol Insurrection

Name one person who's been charged with "insurrection". Here’s 11 charged with seditious conspiracy https://www.cnn.com/2022/01/13/politics/oathkeeper-rhodes-arrested-doj/index.html Not quite insurrection, but it might be time to start looking for a talking point beyond “just a protest th...

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by FGITD
Mon Jan 10, 2022 12:20 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: James Webb Space Telescope has a launch date: Dec 18 2021
Replies: 71
Views: 9080

Re: James Webb Space Telescope has a launch date: Dec 18 2021

Read on a tweet from spaceflight now that the Webb mission systems engineer team is confirming that the Ariane 5 did its job exactly as perfectly as possible, and the estimated fuel lifespan for Webb is now estimated to be about 20 years. This was originally one of the most conservative estimates, n...

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by FGITD
Sun Jan 09, 2022 10:51 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Ghislaine Maxwell Trial
Replies: 105
Views: 5897

Re: Ghislaine Maxwell Trial

Interesting that the words of one woman aren’t sufficient to condemn a man, but the words of a second woman are enough to condemn that first woman

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by FGITD
Fri Jan 07, 2022 9:30 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Overconfidence In Aviation Technology
Replies: 27
Views: 1752

Re: Overconfidence In Aviation Technology

] It's obviously the oven's fault! Back in my day, we used to cook over open fires and you'd have to hold the meat over the fire with your bare hand. You knew exactly how long you'd had the meat in the flame, so we didn't need any fancy "timers". You youngin's today don't know what real c...

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by FGITD
Fri Jan 07, 2022 9:05 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Overconfidence In Aviation Technology
Replies: 27
Views: 1752

Re: Overconfidence In Aviation Technology

I can think of a couple incidents where the automation wouldn't help. I would agree that automation didn't cause the incidents, but just pointing out that automation isn't going to help in every situation. Qantas 32: Uncontained engine failure causing enough damage to the point where the automation...

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by FGITD
Fri Jan 07, 2022 7:02 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Overconfidence In Aviation Technology
Replies: 27
Views: 1752

Re: Overconfidence In Aviation Technology

I'm talking about people on this forum that the key to aviation safety is getting rid of the pilot & let computers do everything. I think that’s a bit of a generalization. Whenever the topic of 1 pilot or no pilot cockpit comes up, users are very against it. It is a bit difficult to argue again...

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by FGITD
Wed Jan 05, 2022 5:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France/KLM News and Discussion Thread - 2022
Replies: 30
Views: 5537

Re: Air France/KLM News and Discussion Thread - 2022

According to the Air France Instagram fan page, tomorrow at 10.00 F-GUGF an A318 will fly to Cotswold to be dismantled. I guess this is inevitable now that more A220s are arriving. The 318s have been leaving at a pretty steady rate since the 220s came online. A few went to Louisiana last month for ...

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by FGITD
Wed Jan 05, 2022 5:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation Thread - 2022
Replies: 60
Views: 8754

Re: Boston Aviation Thread - 2022

Fun point to deliberate on -

El Al has a job opening for a station manager for Boston

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by FGITD
Sat Jan 01, 2022 10:48 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 14 Year Old Girl Shot to Death in a Los Angeles Shopping Mall
Replies: 120
Views: 4665

Re: 14 Year Old Girl Shot to Death in a Los Angeles Shopping Mall

So do the police stand around and let bike lock play Home Run Derby on people's skulls? In the US, the bias will be for action in the vast majority of cases. There is probably going to be some police intervention at this point in a case like this, and that intervention is likely going to be armed. ...

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by FGITD
Sat Jan 01, 2022 9:02 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 14 Year Old Girl Shot to Death in a Los Angeles Shopping Mall
Replies: 120
Views: 4665

Re: 14 Year Old Girl Shot to Death in a Los Angeles Shopping Mall

Arguments fall apart quickly when your driving point begins with “let’s imagine that…” While we’re on it, let’s imagine that the 14 year old girl had a gun too, and was able to fire back. Or that the officer had a nerf gun! Or that instead of being in a mall, they were in a wide open field riding ho...

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by FGITD
Sat Jan 01, 2022 1:42 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 14 Year Old Girl Shot to Death in a Los Angeles Shopping Mall
Replies: 120
Views: 4665

Re: 14 Year Old Girl Shot to Death in a Los Angeles Shopping Mall

Dead cops? Need more guns!

Dead school kids? Need more guns!

I wonder if there’s maybe a common link between more people being shot, and there being more guns. Almost as if one begets the other.

The problem will always come down to training. You train cops like warriors, you end up with warriors.

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by FGITD
Fri Dec 31, 2021 8:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation Thread - 2022
Replies: 60
Views: 8754

Re: Boston Aviation Thread - 2022

I think JetBlue would make a fortune going to LGW. Most, if not all those JetBlue pax will be terminating in London. If they offer a good price to LGW…that’s where the pax will happily go. I’m excited to see what happens on the international scale for Boston. Delta is certainly going in aggressively...

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by FGITD
Thu Dec 30, 2021 5:39 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Unite the Right / Jan 6 - Legal Impacts - A thread
Replies: 47
Views: 4033

Re: Unite the Right / Jan 6 - Legal Impacts - A thread

Sometimes people with Fascist tendencies need to be reminded how democracy really works. Meanwhile you also have MGT who believes that democrat voters who move to Republican states shouldn’t immediately be given the right to vote. https://www.newsweek.com/marjorie-taylor-greene-calls-it-wise-bar-de...

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by FGITD
Wed Dec 29, 2021 11:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why was there no A300Neo/A310Neo?
Replies: 92
Views: 10941

Re: Why was there no A300Neo/A310Neo?

But you've captured the essential problem of threads like this: questioning business decisions based on conditions that exist decades after the decisions were made. At no time when the 300/310 was still in production was there demand for what an additional update of that plane would have done, and ...

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by FGITD
Wed Dec 29, 2021 9:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US Registration / Tail Numbers
Replies: 18
Views: 2155

Re: US Registration / Tail Numbers

One would think that airlines would keep crash registrations to prevent re-use, but then again, it would be a totally unnecessary expense due to superstition. And the PR aspect is virtually nonexistent - how many in the flying public would recognize the tail N1819U (or even be aware of registration...

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by FGITD
Wed Dec 29, 2021 6:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US Registration / Tail Numbers
Replies: 18
Views: 2155

Re: US Registration / Tail Numbers

Could you hypothetically re-use a registration of a plane that crashed? Say someone wanted to use N93119, would they hypothetically be able to do so? I would say "yes"...I have seen so many of the original Pan Am 707s that are either crashed or scrapped "recycled" onto just abou...

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by FGITD
Wed Dec 29, 2021 12:15 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Unite the Right / Jan 6 - Legal Impacts - A thread
Replies: 47
Views: 4033

Re: Unite the Right / Jan 6 - Legal Impacts - A thread

For those still awaiting sentencing or trial, it may be good to point out that they fell for the lies of Trump. Georgia officials have confirmed that just 4 people were found guilty of casting a vote for the deceased. But Trump included his claim in a notorious call in which he pushed the Georgia s...

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by FGITD
Fri Dec 24, 2021 10:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First ITA Airways' A320 now painted
Replies: 84
Views: 12432

Re: First ITA Airways' A320 now painted

Ah the fickle nature of this sites thoughts on liveries. FI’s change is too white and bland! ITA is too blue and outlandish! I like it. I do think the engines being white sticks out, and hope for their sake that the paint sticks. That’s the problem with full fuselage color…as UA learned on quite a f...

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by FGITD
Fri Dec 24, 2021 10:36 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: WP: Manchin will not vote for Build Back Better
Replies: 167
Views: 7952

Re: WP: Manchin will not vote for Build Back Better

It’s fun the way that any democrat President always has to be more center and cater to “the average American” If you were referring to me, then you're wrong. I voted for Biden. I just didn't like the way he changed during the campaign. It was hard to know what he really thought. I also mentioned Ka...

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by FGITD
Fri Dec 24, 2021 9:17 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: WP: Manchin will not vote for Build Back Better
Replies: 167
Views: 7952

Re: WP: Manchin will not vote for Build Back Better

You know that guy or girl who clearly peaked in high school? That’s the US right now. Maybe, or maybe not. You wouldn't be the first person in the last 100 years to write off America as a declining state. I suppose someone will be right, someday. I don’t think it’s declining by any means. But I do ...

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by FGITD
Fri Dec 24, 2021 8:35 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: WP: Manchin will not vote for Build Back Better
Replies: 167
Views: 7952

Re: WP: Manchin will not vote for Build Back Better

It’s fun the way that any democrat President always has to be more center and cater to “the average American” Meanwhile the last Republican President peddled lies about election fraud, the party attempted to roll back voters rights, and the list goes on. But you know…elections have consequences, sho...

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by FGITD
Thu Dec 23, 2021 10:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France planes' names
Replies: 178
Views: 39384

Re: Air France planes' names

Interesting thing I noticed-the new crevette livery on the 772 now includes the full aircraft type, Boeing 777-200ER. Used to just say Boeing 777…I suppose because at the time they were ordered, there was no 77w

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by FGITD
Thu Dec 23, 2021 3:42 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: WP: Manchin will not vote for Build Back Better
Replies: 167
Views: 7952

Re: WP: Manchin will not vote for Build Back Better

I think that’s missing the point though. I don’t think most folks are mad at Manchin for putting his foot down on spending. They’re mad because Congress will pass any budget for the military almost unquestionably, or bail outs etc, but when it’s something to benefit “we the people” then suddenly it’...

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by FGITD
Thu Dec 23, 2021 3:14 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: WP: Manchin will not vote for Build Back Better
Replies: 167
Views: 7952

Re: WP: Manchin will not vote for Build Back Better

Saying the Constitution "got it right" is a little like saying the 1903 Wright Flyer "got it right" - yes, it was a historic invention that solved problems that had vexed prior tinkerers, but it could hardly considered the end state of democratic governance. No, don’t you get it...

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by FGITD
Wed Dec 22, 2021 5:59 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: NHS privitized?
Replies: 44
Views: 2217

Re: NHS privitized?

Americans are more at peace with paying more for quicker service or better outcomes. Too many Americans see misfortune befall others, and live under the guise of “well that’ll never happen to me!” Insurance will charge you more and get you that better outcome…right up until they decide it’s not in ...

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by FGITD
Wed Dec 22, 2021 2:31 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: NHS privitized?
Replies: 44
Views: 2217

Re: NHS privitized?

Highly recommend the American system. Can’t beat prices made up on the spot, everything inflated 1000x, and the solution to being poor and sick is to simply die. I've also received an MRI within 10 days in the US for a somewhat serious but routine injury, which is a timeframe that would be expresse...

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by FGITD
Tue Dec 21, 2021 10:47 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: NHS privitized?
Replies: 44
Views: 2217

Re: NHS privitized?

Highly recommend the American system.

Can’t beat prices made up on the spot, everything inflated 1000x, and the solution to being poor and sick is to simply die.

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by FGITD
Tue Dec 21, 2021 4:51 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: WP: Manchin will not vote for Build Back Better
Replies: 167
Views: 7952

Re: WP: Manchin will not vote for Build Back Better

https://thehill.com/business-a-lobbying ... reconsider

Really repping his people and their industry well. A true man of the people.
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https://thehill.com/business-a-lobbying ... reconsider

Really repping his people and their industry well. A true man of the people.

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by FGITD
Tue Dec 21, 2021 2:47 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: WP: Manchin will not vote for Build Back Better
Replies: 167
Views: 7952

Re: WP: Manchin will not vote for Build Back Better

In any case, Sinema is regarded by her own constituency with more than a lot of buyer's remorse. As I mentioned, this is not foreign to politics, but her being so loudly dishonest and willfully unfaithful to her donors has ended any chance of securing financing for a campaign, leave alone beating o...

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by FGITD
Mon Dec 20, 2021 12:41 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: WP: Manchin will not vote for Build Back Better
Replies: 167
Views: 7952

Re: WP: Manchin will not vote for Build Back Better

Why should we be spending 50% of the US economy on a Federal/Local government that, as you put it, we "don't get anything from?" Why would we want to make that percentage bigger? Your post is an excellent demonstration of the problem. You and I may be on different sides of the political s...

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by FGITD
Sun Dec 19, 2021 11:55 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: WP: Manchin will not vote for Build Back Better
Replies: 167
Views: 7952

Re: WP: Manchin will not vote for Build Back Better

Give up the inflation and deficit arguments. In the last decade Manchin (and most of his colleagues, it’s clearly a bipartisan institutional problem, and not the individuals, just to clarify) were all totally ok with spending an aggregate $9 trillion on the military. There’s a reason Americans are s...

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by FGITD
Sun Dec 19, 2021 9:20 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments - 2021
Replies: 482
Views: 68125

Re: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments - 2021

Reports: SpaceX faces possible bankruptcy if Raptor production does not improve 3 more crewed launches awarded to SpaceX, bringing the new total up to 9. I’ll be interested to see where it goes after these ones are all used up Boeing has been good at helping their competitor's solvency these days. ...

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by FGITD
Sun Dec 19, 2021 7:26 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: WP: Manchin will not vote for Build Back Better
Replies: 167
Views: 7952

Re: WP: Manchin will not vote for Build Back Better

Good to hear that the people of West Virginia are doing so well, that they don’t need this. I only wish that the other 49 states could catch up to their quality of life standard but WV just sets the bar so high. I mean look at them! Their Senator lives on a yacht and drives a Maserati. Streets are ...

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by FGITD
Sun Dec 19, 2021 7:22 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Overnight bag drop in the U.S.
Replies: 13
Views: 1167

Re: Overnight bag drop in the U.S.

I’ve spent many long days and nights in bathrooms and I absolutely want my bag to spend as little time there as possible. Problem with leaving bags for a long time is eventually a shift change happens. And that cart moved out to an empty gate, full of bags, gets forgotten, lost in translation betwee...

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by FGITD
Sun Dec 19, 2021 6:39 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: WP: Manchin will not vote for Build Back Better
Replies: 167
Views: 7952

Re: WP: Manchin will not vote for Build Back Better

Good to hear that the people of West Virginia are doing so well, that they don’t need this. I only wish that the other 49 states could catch up to their quality of life standard but WV just sets the bar so high. I mean look at them! Their Senator lives on a yacht and drives a Maserati. Streets are p...

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by FGITD
Sun Dec 19, 2021 5:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 679
Views: 123416

Re: Boston Aviation Thread - 2021

Took the return flight from BOM-DOH-BOS flight. Experience was the same and honestly food options catering to India bound destination travelers was excellent. Flight came in an hour early landing to BOS so it was quite empty. QR A350 airplanes are really nice and new. No questions asked in immigrat...

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by FGITD
Sun Dec 19, 2021 1:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Icelandair new livery
Replies: 107
Views: 15511

Re: Icelandair new livery

Liveries follow trends. Just like everything else. I can assure you that if this website could have existed in the 50s, 60s, etc…people would be complaining about “yet another boring cheatline” It’s certainly an interesting livery. Really getting their money worth out of the expression Billboard Tit...

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by FGITD
Sat Dec 18, 2021 12:31 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Overnight bag drop in the U.S.
Replies: 13
Views: 1167

Re: Overnight bag drop in the U.S.

I’m going to guess it just wouldn’t be worth it, especially since there most likely wouldn’t be many pax using the service. Security-Bags would have to be screened when checked in, then have positive control storage over them the entire time. So a locked room, security guard, or some other method. L...

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by FGITD
Fri Dec 17, 2021 11:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 679
Views: 123416

Re: Boston Aviation Thread - 2021

I’ve looked on Google flights at various dates in May, June and July and don’t see an A380 loaded for any BA flights. Am I missing something or did they scrap plans? Was there any formal announcement this was actually happening? BA actually appears to have downgauged their BOS capacity with most da...

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