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by captaink
Wed Jun 19, 2019 12:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Embraer ERJ-145 family still in production?
Replies: 14
Views: 1651

Re: Embraer ERJ-145 family still in production?

I don't know the answers to any of your questions, but I'm a big fan of the aircraft vs CR2s at least. They may be smaller (narrower), but they are more comfortable and the large windows are great IMO. In no way is a 145 a more comfortable airplane. The overhead bins are even more worthless than th...

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by captaink
Thu Aug 23, 2018 12:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 636
Views: 58507

Re: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2018

Long-haul for little Caribbean airlines like BW and JM has ended badly, there are several posts in this and other forums as to the reasons why. An end-of-line carrier like BW will always struggle against the big boys, better to focus on what is profitable. I always wonder how not being part of an a...

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by captaink
Thu Aug 23, 2018 12:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA announces PHL-TXL/DBV/BLQ/EDI, PHX-LHR, DFW-DUB/MUC, CLT-MUC, ORD-ATH
Replies: 305
Views: 37104

Re: AA announces PHL-TXL/DBV/BLQ/EDI, PHX-LHR, DFW-DUB/MUC, CLT-MUC, ORD-ATH

PRAirbus wrote:
too bad some new markets will be flown on 767s! oh, wow! not a good idea... :/ can't wait until they are all retired.


I couldn't agree with you more. I purposefully book flights ensuring I avoid those old 767s.

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by captaink
Thu May 31, 2018 3:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Starting PHL-BUD/PRG; ORD-VCE; Move JFK-ZRH to PHL
Replies: 360
Views: 47697

Re: AA Starting PHL-BUD/PRG; ORD-VCE; Move JFK-ZRH to PHL

The 767 is not horrible at all. I have flown on lots of those in the last 25 years of my life and never found them horrible. I would still choose a 767 over an A330 even if I have never flown on the A330. Don't get me wrong, I have no doubt the A330 is a nice airplane to fly on (I almost booked a f...

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by captaink
Wed May 30, 2018 10:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Starting PHL-BUD/PRG; ORD-VCE; Move JFK-ZRH to PHL
Replies: 360
Views: 47697

Re: AA Starting PHL-BUD/PRG; ORD-VCE; Move JFK-ZRH to PHL

I’ll say this...went on a pub crawl last night (in Budapest), all but 1 of the 12 has been to Prague as well, all agreed Budapest was light years better.


My wife has been suggesting BUD as our next European destination. I think you have convinced me to try that PHL/BUD flight :D. B763 here I come.

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by captaink
Wed May 30, 2018 8:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Starting PHL-BUD/PRG; ORD-VCE; Move JFK-ZRH to PHL
Replies: 360
Views: 47697

Re: AA Starting PHL-BUD/PRG; ORD-VCE; Move JFK-ZRH to PHL

I've been to Prague 5 times in the past 3 years and can definitely say with a high degree of certainty that you're off the mark. The Prague food scene is varied and diverse. Yes, near the Charles Bridge and right on either side of it it it's quite touristy with a lot of bland restaurants. But liter...

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by captaink
Fri May 25, 2018 4:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Fleet Updates - 2018
Replies: 764
Views: 132061

Re: AA Fleet Updates - 2018


Yeah but I can't turn off the screens of the empty seats in front of me. Or the screens of the guy who brings a face mask and puts it on immediately and leaves the in seat TV on.


Pro tip: follow that guy and walk with a sleeping mask. It is the only solution other than removing all PTVs.

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by captaink
Fri May 11, 2018 2:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 636
Views: 58507

Re: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2018

AA also tries to fill its MIA route from feeder cities. Often these fares are only slightly higher than the MIA O&D fare. Competition on MIA O&D seems to be a huge factor. The tourism industry in GND is not as big as most Caribbean Islands, hence the lack of competition on most flights. We ...

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by captaink
Wed May 09, 2018 10:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 636
Views: 58507

Re: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2018

The head of the GCAA seems to be in a reconcilatory mode since his last statement, so it seems he is anxious to get AA here on schedule. God forbid he causes AA to cancel their plans. Article: https://www.stabroeknews.com/2018/news/stories/05/06/american-airlines-guyana-civil-aviation-authority-for...

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by captaink
Tue May 08, 2018 11:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UAL, DAL & AA, who is # 1, 2 & 3 across the Atlantic?
Replies: 49
Views: 7658

Re: UAL, DAL & AA, who is # 1, 2 & 3 across the Atlantic?

DL has had that for a few years now, non-ER 763s aside. And while opinions are subjective, I can understand why AA might be one's last choice among the US3 for long-haul Y, given the odds of ending up on a 10-abreast 777, 9-abreast 787, or clapped-out 767. When the main cabin in that old creaky &qu...

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by captaink
Tue May 08, 2018 10:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 636
Views: 58507

Re: Caribbean aviation thread - 2018

BW must be getting more business now, even though there is a POS connection, in addition to MIA. Clearly AA sees GEO as a "South American" route. And it is aimed mainly for the business market, based on rumored airfares. If it wasn't for AAdvantage/OneWorld I would use BW. But without par...

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by captaink
Tue May 08, 2018 4:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UAL, DAL & AA, who is # 1, 2 & 3 across the Atlantic?
Replies: 49
Views: 7658

Re: UAL, DAL & AA, who is # 1, 2 & 3 across the Atlantic?

Well, they did update all of the 777-200ER and the 787 and A330 are not bad. The 767 is about to be retired anyway. Of course there's the 757 with no PTVs anywhere. Indeed, the 767 is a problem. I try to avoid them. I did BCN - JFK not too long ago and I was afraid it was going to be the 767 but th...

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by captaink
Tue May 08, 2018 1:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UAL, DAL & AA, who is # 1, 2 & 3 across the Atlantic?
Replies: 49
Views: 7658

Re: UAL, DAL & AA, who is # 1, 2 & 3 across the Atlantic?

jfklganyc wrote:
Delta runs away with it.
American tries, but that 767 looked like something out of a time warp.


As a loyal AA customer, unless you get a 777-300 and the updated -200 I am don't think they try very hard transatlantic. These days, I don't think AA is trying very hard at all, especially in economy.

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by captaink
Tue May 08, 2018 1:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 636
Views: 58507

Re: Caribbean aviation thread - 2018

Why would AA chose such inhumane flight times in and out of GEO? Why don't they do daylight flight times like other Caribbean destinations? A388 I know it is to cater to leisure "hotel" traffic, but I rather hate AA's evening flights to MIA. I am based in GND and I have to overnight in MI...

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by captaink
Tue Jul 25, 2017 1:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Interjet confirms interest in 10 more SSJ100s
Replies: 34
Views: 5552

Re: Interjet confirms interest in 10 more SSJ100s

That's great news. I used to live in Mexico, flew on the SSJs frequently between AGU and MEX. Fun plane to fly on, roomy but as someone mentioned, a bit loud.

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by captaink
Sat Jun 03, 2017 2:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA suspends CCS (Caracas) effective 7/1
Replies: 180
Views: 25624

Re: UA suspends CCS effective 7/1

They fly to BOG, PTY, HAV on their own E190s, and for now to EZE as well, with a fuel stop at VVI. MAD is when they can convince somebody to wet-lease an aircraft to them. That is more or less the current situation, unless it has changed very recently. Hasn't Conviasa recently suspend all Internati...

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by captaink
Thu May 18, 2017 12:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Caribbean aviation thread - 2017 (120)
Replies: 557
Views: 49370

Re: Caribbean Aviation Thread 120

[quote="captaink] But the flights are seasonal, so they won't have to worry about off season, but yes around Xmas, those flight will be full. I don't think folks holidaying in the Grenadines are Rouge's typical passengers as you say. It's worth mentioning that Rouge comes to GND once or twice ...

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by captaink
Thu May 18, 2017 12:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Caribbean aviation thread - 2017 (120)
Replies: 557
Views: 49370

Re: Caribbean Aviation Thread 120

I think Air Canada will be able to pull off SVD its for the winter season and once a week with an A319. Not sure if it has been mentioned but Delta will be pulling out of BGI for the second or third time now. Some of Delta's caribbean routes almost seem random :D . I live in GND and I know they hav...

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by captaink
Wed May 17, 2017 1:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Caribbean aviation thread - 2017 (120)
Replies: 557
Views: 49370

Re: Caribbean Aviation Thread 120

So SVD will finally get scheduled jet service, though not from a company that most might have projected to be the first. AC will operate winter seasonal service out of YYZ with an A319. One can ponder as to how much business they will generate, given that SVG's leisure product is upmarket, focused ...

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by captaink
Tue May 16, 2017 1:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Caribbean aviation thread - 2017 (120)
Replies: 557
Views: 49370

Re: Caribbean Aviation Thread 120

So SVD will finally get scheduled jet service, though not from a company that most might have projected to be the first. AC will operate winter seasonal service out of YYZ with an A319. One can ponder as to how much business they will generate, given that SVG's leisure product is upmarket, focused ...

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by captaink
Mon Mar 13, 2017 2:50 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 97% of you will get this wrong...
Replies: 41
Views: 3271

Re: 97% of you will get this wrong...

45... When do you show our explanation?

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by captaink
Tue Mar 07, 2017 2:17 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: How do you make and take your coffee
Replies: 58
Views: 2147

Re: How do you make and take your coffee

Good beans - preferably freshly ground - aeropress - black, no sugar.

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by captaink
Wed Jan 25, 2017 1:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Caribbean aviation thread - 2017 (120)
Replies: 557
Views: 49370

Re: Caribbean Aviation Thread 120

JetBlue seems quite intent to have the Caribbean market, even little islands like Grenada. They just announced a Saturday Mint service to the island. That makes 5 flights a week, on par with what JM had in its hayday to Grenada. I think they also have Mint Service to Barbados and other bigger island...

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by captaink
Fri Jan 20, 2017 4:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Over-The-Water. Jamaican Thread #58
Replies: 206
Views: 17240

Re: Over-The-Water. Jamaican Thread #58

Enjoy CEEN TV Mexico has a bad rep yet Canadians flock there and there tourist product grow. Tourist around the globe are bombarded with headlines : Mexico's drug cartels have turned a tourist mecca into 'Guerrero's Iraq' Comparing islands even big ones to countries like Mexico is not fair to the i...

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by captaink
Mon Jan 02, 2017 9:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Caribbean Aviation Thread 119
Replies: 289
Views: 21953

Re: Caribbean Aviation Thread 119

Well students only travel when they go to and from home during the holidays. The rest of the year the flights are mainly VFR, tourists and some business folk. No-one willingly wants to fly BW these days. Recently there have been many rebookings unto AA to MIA, due to BWs latest ATR problems. I supp...

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by captaink
Mon Jan 02, 2017 2:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Caribbean Aviation Thread 119
Replies: 289
Views: 21953

Re: Caribbean Aviation Thread 119

Indeed. The afternoon turn at Caribbean stations is fairly typical for the reasons already mentioned -. GND is far south so this is more challenging than it is for the islands further north. The flight will have to have a quick turn around in GND. If its late out of MIA or has a slow turn in GND I ...

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by captaink
Mon Jan 02, 2017 12:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Caribbean Aviation Thread 119
Replies: 289
Views: 21953

Re: Caribbean Aviation Thread 119

This is currently how the AA service is operated into UVF so the only change would be in GND. Indeed. The afternoon turn at Caribbean stations is fairly typical for the reasons already mentioned - it's ideally synced with resort check-in/check-out times. In fact, while it's true that GND has - to m...

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by captaink
Sun Jan 01, 2017 11:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Caribbean Aviation Thread 119
Replies: 289
Views: 21953

Re: Caribbean Aviation Thread 119

This is currently how the AA service is operated into UVF so the only change would be in GND. So, AA flights from MIA to GND and UVF are being changed from the convenient leave MIA in the evening, get to the southern Caribbean at night, overnight the aircraft and leave early morning back to MIA to ...

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by captaink
Sun Jan 01, 2017 11:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Caribbean Aviation Thread 119
Replies: 289
Views: 21953

Re: Caribbean Aviation Thread 119

So, AA flights from MIA to GND and UVF are being changed from the convenient leave MIA in the evening, get to the southern Caribbean at night, overnight the aircraft and leave early morning back to MIA to a flight that turns around in the afternoon. Now this change renders AA useless in terms of of...

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by captaink
Sun Jan 01, 2017 8:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Caribbean Aviation Thread 119
Replies: 289
Views: 21953

Re: Caribbean Aviation Thread 119

So, AA flights from MIA to GND and UVF are being changed from the convenient leave MIA in the evening, get to the southern Caribbean at night, overnight the aircraft and leave early morning back to MIA to a flight that turns around in the afternoon. Now this change renders AA useless in terms of off...

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by captaink
Fri Dec 30, 2016 10:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: RUMOR: WN to add more Mexico flights
Replies: 39
Views: 4113

Re: RUMOR: WN to add more Mexico flights

So lets just see what happens. Maybe nothing but I don't think that WN or any other LCC is going to not want slots at MEX. Why would you want slots at MEX when TLC is available as a good alternative? I bet slots at TLC are a whole lot cheaper than slots at MEX, and far easier to obtain. For a LCC s...

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by captaink
Wed Dec 21, 2016 11:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: When will AA finally withdraw their 763s?
Replies: 50
Views: 11575

Re: When will AA finally withdraw their 763s?

I flew on a 763 in Y MIA-DFW, and it has been at least a decade since having flown on such an 'apparently' old plane. At first I didn't even know how to work that weird rotary dial on the seat for IFE changes. LOL I think the worst part is the lack of space in those old overheard bins. I don't like ...

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by captaink
Sat May 21, 2016 8:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Scotland Aviation - News 2016
Replies: 46
Views: 6507

RE: Scotland Aviation - News 2016

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/sk736" class="quote" target="_blank">sk736</a> (<a href="#9" class="quote">Reply 9</a>):<br/><i>You clearly know nothing about the geography of ...

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by captaink
Sat May 21, 2016 7:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Scotland Aviation - News 2016
Replies: 46
Views: 6507

RE: Scotland Aviation - News 2016

Why INV? Isn´t service to Aberdeen sufficient for the entire area?

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by captaink
Sat May 21, 2016 2:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Caribbean Aviation Thread 117
Replies: 207
Views: 19853

RE: Caribbean Aviation Thread 117

How about the Embraer Jets, the E175 and E195 for Caribbean Airlines, Insel Air and company. They do seem to be shaking things up in the US and Europe, and even here in Mexico where I currently live (save for a carrier that uses the Suhkoi Superjet for regional flights). Why do you guys think the <a...

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by captaink
Wed Jun 10, 2015 4:29 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Do Wives Use Their Husbands Name In Your Country?
Replies: 46
Views: 3237

RE: Do Wives Use Their Husbands Name In Your Country?

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/AR385" class="quote" target="_blank">AR385</a> (<a href="#18" class="quote">Reply 18</a>):<br/><i>The "de" being an archaich form of saying to s...

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by captaink
Wed May 27, 2015 8:10 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Mobile Data Options UK Help
Replies: 14
Views: 1352

RE: Mobile Data Options UK Help

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/rutankrd" class="quote" target="_blank">rutankrd</a> (<a href="#13" class="quote">Reply 13</a>):<br/><i>Probably have to get an android as PAY a...

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by captaink
Sat May 23, 2015 8:24 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Mobile Data Options UK Help
Replies: 14
Views: 1352

RE: Mobile Data Options UK Help

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/OA260" class="quote" target="_blank">OA260</a> (<a href="#8" class="quote">Reply 8</a>):<br/><i> Most of Aberdeen has <acronym title="Atlant-Soy...

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by captaink
Sat May 23, 2015 6:24 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Mobile Data Options UK Help
Replies: 14
Views: 1352

RE: Mobile Data Options UK Help

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/CPDC10-30" class="quote" target="_blank">CPDC10-30</a> (<a href="#5" class="quote">Reply 5</a>):<br/><i>If your carrier won't unlock your phone ...

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by captaink
Sat May 23, 2015 5:39 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Mobile Data Options UK Help
Replies: 14
Views: 1352

RE: Mobile Data Options UK Help

Thanks for your help guys, but I had an old unlocked Moto X i forgot about, so i will take that and just buy normal nano sim when I get there. I arrive at Terminal 4, <acronym title="London - Heathrow (LHR / EGLL), United Kingdom">LHR</acronym>, i have heard there are sim card vending machines there...

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by captaink
Sat May 23, 2015 5:19 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Mobile Data Options UK Help
Replies: 14
Views: 1352

RE: Mobile Data Options UK Help

Thanks for your help.

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by captaink
Fri May 22, 2015 5:29 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Mobile Data Options UK Help
Replies: 14
Views: 1352

Mobile Data Options UK Help

I am traveling to the UK (Scotland), where I will remain for 5 months. I currently used a iPhone locked to my carrier here in Mexico. I am still on contract and they will not unlock it until said contract is up. SO what are my options in the UK? I need access primarily to data, for my email, WhatsAp...

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by captaink
Fri Jun 27, 2014 4:06 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Have You Checked Your Credit Report?
Replies: 71
Views: 2856

RE: Have You Checked Your Credit Report?

Here in Mexico you can check your score in the Credit Bureau and it is important for future credit. It is based on your current credit limits, debts and account balance.

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by captaink
Sun Dec 01, 2013 4:47 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Actor Paul Walker Killed In Car Crash
Replies: 50
Views: 4490

RE: Actor Paul Walker Killed In Car Crash

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/KaiGywer" class="quote" target="_blank">KaiGywer</a> (<a href="#1" class="quote">Reply 1</a>):<br/><i>Kind of ironic that someone who gets famou...

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by captaink
Wed Nov 20, 2013 7:43 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Poor Battery Life On Apple IPhone 4S?
Replies: 17
Views: 2626

RE: Poor Battery Life On Apple IPhone 4S?

Take a look at the apps in "Background Refresh", "Notifications" and "Location".

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by captaink
Fri Oct 18, 2013 3:40 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Which Mini Tablet Should I Get?
Replies: 11
Views: 1995

RE: Which Mini Tablet Should I Get?

For a kid the iPad. There are great apps for kids on the iPad. The iPad also works very well, with the specs it has. I have a Nexus 7 which I love, my wife has the iPad mini, there is no competition in quality of computing (save for the screen). That said, wait until the new iPads come out to see wh...

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by captaink
Sun Oct 13, 2013 2:31 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Will A.net Return To Its Former Glory?
Replies: 69
Views: 6027

RE: Will A.net Return To Its Former Glory?

Who is DM again? I really have not been very participative. I had no idea there was a change of hands.

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by captaink
Thu Oct 10, 2013 11:41 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Will A.net Return To Its Former Glory?
Replies: 69
Views: 6027

RE: Will A.net Return To Its Former Glory?

I remember being on here constantly around 2002. I used to work in the airport then, actually had friends on here. It was an interesting time. I for one really hate how political the non av forum is, so I just scroll through and move on. I am not American, so the polarity between the Republicans and...

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by captaink
Wed Oct 02, 2013 3:12 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Best Tablets Out There
Replies: 32
Views: 3556

RE: Best Tablets Out There

The iPad normal size or mini is by default the best tablet out there. There are great apps designed specifically for it, that makes it a great content consuming device, and even limited productivity. I think a mobile device is as good as its apps. Few mobile browsers are very good, and Safari is one...

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by captaink
Sun Sep 29, 2013 4:24 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: New IPad Suspected To Be Launched 15th Oct.(Gold).
Replies: 3
Views: 2418

RE: New IPad Suspected To Be Launched 15th Oct.(Gold).

I hope the mini get´s a proper update to A7. I got a Nexus 7 the other day (I sold my iPad 3rd gen), and I really dislike Android on tablets at least. It´s a pretty dismal experience.

If the mini doesn´t get the A7 I will get the 9.7 version.

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