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by cedars747
Sun Mar 17, 2019 10:13 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What's your favorite/least favorite airport to connect through?
Replies: 77
Views: 6545

Re: What's your favorite/least favorite airport to connect through?

I do not have the worst since I enjoy all airports when transit, but the new terminal in Oslo Gardermoen has become amazing to transit.

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by cedars747
Sun Mar 17, 2019 10:00 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What’s your favorite fragrance?
Replies: 58
Views: 8156

Re: What’s your favorite fragrance?

Christian Dior Sauvage Eau de Parfum

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by cedars747
Wed Feb 06, 2019 6:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Germania ceases operations
Replies: 144
Views: 33405

Re: Germania ceases operations

Germania ARN-BEY was very popular, I wonder who wil take over the route?

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by cedars747
Thu Dec 13, 2018 12:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aegean Airlines future of wide-body fleet and long-range routes
Replies: 36
Views: 7939

Re: Aegean Airlines future of wide-body fleet and long-range routes

From my point of view it is very difficult to spread wings between two giant hubs like Rome and Istanbul. Aegean has to submit to reality and be regional.

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by cedars747
Mon Dec 10, 2018 11:16 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: "Democracy must be learned by every generation"
Replies: 61
Views: 2823

Re: "Democracy must be learned by every generation"

I noticed lately that my son who is a student of political sciences shows a lot of sympathy for historical leaders such as Mussolini and Stalin. I ask myself what would be the reason knowing that he grew up with democratic values.

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by cedars747
Sun Dec 09, 2018 6:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Russia’s Ilyushin aircraft company offers Il-96 jet to Argentina
Replies: 29
Views: 6106

Re: Russia’s Ilyushin aircraft company offers Il-96 jet to Argentina

If the Russians want to play and have fun, they should try their luck elsewhere in the world. Vodka does not go with Tango

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by cedars747
Sun Dec 09, 2018 6:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Revised Lufthansa livery fleet thread
Replies: 245
Views: 31460

Re: Revised Lufthansa livery fleet thread

Normally, one changes to improve, and with this it seems that Lufthansa changed for the worse. Very ridiculous

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by cedars747
Wed Dec 05, 2018 9:32 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Best vacation you’ve ever been on?
Replies: 62
Views: 4879

Re: Best vacation you’ve ever been on?

Rio de Janeiro 1989. I traveled from EZE aboard a DC-10 Eastern airlines. I spent a month among beautiful beaches, splendid clubs, beautiful girls, good food and caipirinha. I was 27 years old and I had a lot of success. I think that until now this was my best vacations and Rio has a very special pl...

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by cedars747
Tue Dec 04, 2018 7:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Unofficial: Qatar Airways to leave One World Alliance
Replies: 176
Views: 11437

Re: Qatar Airways CEO threatens withdrawal from OneWorld Alliance

Agreed that QR is top notch in almost every way conceivable, but the only area that they have trouble is IIROPS, plus when things go wrong and you need customer support you are SOL with QR. AA/BA do a much better job at this or at least they do for me. It's true but I referred to the service they o...

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by cedars747
Tue Dec 04, 2018 7:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Unofficial: Qatar Airways to leave One World Alliance
Replies: 176
Views: 11437

Re: Qatar Airways CEO threatens withdrawal from OneWorld Alliance

Agreed that QR is top notch in almost every way conceivable, but the only area that they have trouble is IIROPS, plus when things go wrong and you need customer support you are SOL with QR. AA/BA do a much better job at this or at least they do for me. It's true but I referred to the service they o...

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by cedars747
Tue Dec 04, 2018 11:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Unofficial: Qatar Airways to leave One World Alliance
Replies: 176
Views: 11437

Re: Qatar Airways CEO threatens withdrawal from OneWorld Alliance

Ziyulu wrote:
Start a new alliance called World Star Team. Founding members include QR, HU, CZ, VS, EK.

QR and EK sadly impossible at least in the current political crisis that will not end soon!

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by cedars747
Mon Dec 03, 2018 7:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Unofficial: Qatar Airways to leave One World Alliance
Replies: 176
Views: 11437

Re: Qatar Airways CEO threatens withdrawal from OneWorld Alliance

I don't think that such an important, rich and excellent airline should be part of an alliance with lower members such as AA, IB and of course Latam. Of course, they have different circumstances yet AA wants to compare themselves to the likes of QR. I think QR is an excellent airline in terms of pa...

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by cedars747
Sun Dec 02, 2018 8:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Unofficial: Qatar Airways to leave One World Alliance
Replies: 176
Views: 11437

Re: Qatar Airways CEO threatens withdrawal from OneWorld Alliance

I don't think that such an important, rich and excellent airline I agree. By any means the best business class in the world (the Qsuite). So much so that QR's first class has by far become redundant. Plus all the offers and promotions. Having never flown a Middle Eastern airline (disclaimer), I wil...

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by cedars747
Sun Dec 02, 2018 9:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Unofficial: Qatar Airways to leave One World Alliance
Replies: 176
Views: 11437

Re: Qatar Airways CEO threatens withdrawal from OneWorld Alliance

I don't think that such an important, rich and excellent airline should be part of an alliance with lower members such as AA, IB and of course Latam.

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by cedars747
Sun Dec 02, 2018 9:00 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Why doesn't the United States make both English and Spanish as official languages?
Replies: 93
Views: 4945

Re: Why doesn't the United States make both English and Spanish as official languages?

Studies show a clear advantage for bilingual children, which researchers have explained by the greater cognitive flexibility of children who are used to moving from one system of symbols to another. It is a kind of gymnastics for the brain that would increase its performance.

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by cedars747
Thu Nov 29, 2018 8:22 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Why doesn't the United States make both English and Spanish as official languages?
Replies: 93
Views: 4945

Re: Why doesn't the United States make both English and Spanish as official languages?

Also, that only lists primary languages. I'm sure there is a proportion of that 231,122,908 number that also speaks a second language, for example: Spanish. And, for example... English. Of course after english! Which still makes it quite a minority language, not a majority language. Well you know w...

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by cedars747
Thu Nov 29, 2018 3:22 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Why doesn't the United States make both English and Spanish as official languages?
Replies: 93
Views: 4945

Re: Why doesn't the United States make both English and Spanish as official languages?

cjg225 wrote:
cedars747 wrote:
[Hallo! 37,458,470 is a big number that deserve some sort of recognition! be fair!

You said it's a majority language. It's not even close to being a majority language.

Of course after english!

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by cedars747
Thu Nov 29, 2018 12:42 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump asks Iraqi PM to repay the USA for war ....
Replies: 32
Views: 2202

Re: Trump asks Iraqi PM to repay the USA for war ....

What do you mean "we broke the line"? We overthrew Arbenz, the only freely elected president Guatemala has ever had. In Iraq, we overthrew the last secular government that country will see for many decades. Where's the "line"? The US has a long history with overthrowing governme...

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by cedars747
Tue Nov 27, 2018 8:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian drops LGW-SIN and announces LGW-GIG
Replies: 84
Views: 16874

Re: Norwegian drops LGW-SIN and announces LGW-GIG

They'll need to work harder to bring fares down on Europe-Brazil corridor. Just bought GRU-AMS-GRU on LX departing in March and paid 460 USD round-trip on coach with meal, miles, reserved seats + 2 checked bags (Business ticket was 1.600 USD!) 460 USD =3873 Kr you are lucky! in Norway no way to fin...

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by cedars747
Tue Nov 27, 2018 8:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian drops LGW-SIN and announces LGW-GIG
Replies: 84
Views: 16874

Re: Norwegian drops LGW-SIN and announces LGW-GIG

Unfortunately traveling with Norwegian from Norway has no advantage. An airline ticket to RIO or EZE with AF, KL or AA including baggage and meals is cheaper than Norwegian without baggage and meals. Can somebody explain to me the reason? Rio - London and BA - London are not routes aimed specifical...

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by cedars747
Tue Nov 27, 2018 7:54 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Why doesn't the United States make both English and Spanish as official languages?
Replies: 93
Views: 4945

Re: Why doesn't the United States make both English and Spanish as official languages?

Most US Native Speakers By Language Rank Primary Language Spoken at Home in the US Number of speakers 1 English 231,122,908 2 Spanish 37,458,470 3 Chinese (incl. Cantonese, Mandarin, other Chinese languages) 2,896,766 4 French and French Creole 2,047,467 Perhaps we should review the definitions of ...

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by cedars747
Tue Nov 27, 2018 4:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TAP receives first A330Neo
Replies: 78
Views: 18325

Re: TAP receives first A330Neo

geoshina wrote:
cedars747 wrote:
Splendid, I would like to fly aboard on the Lisbon - Rio de Janeiro route!


Last month I did GIG-LIS in the A340 - CS-TOA. :)
I said farewell to the plane. Smooth flying in a really old "hard-product".

How lucky, I envy you!

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by cedars747
Tue Nov 27, 2018 4:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian drops LGW-SIN and announces LGW-GIG
Replies: 84
Views: 16874

Re: Norwegian drops LGW-SIN and announces LGW-GIG

Unfortunately traveling with Norwegian from Norway has no advantage. An airline ticket to RIO or EZE with AF, KL or AA including baggage and meals is cheaper than Norwegian without baggage and meals. Can somebody explain to me the reason?

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by cedars747
Tue Nov 27, 2018 2:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Now Norwegian is ready for Brazil: First flight to Rio is March 31st
Replies: 1
Views: 564

Now Norwegian is ready for Brazil: First flight to Rio is March 31st

On Tuesday, the confirmation was announced that the company opens a new route between London and Rio de Janeiro, with its first departure on March 31, 2019. The route will be operated with four weekly departures.

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by cedars747
Tue Nov 27, 2018 10:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AR1293 GIG-EZE 24/11 severe turbulence w. 1 injured pax
Replies: 10
Views: 2131

Re: AR1293 GIG-EZE 24/11 severe turbulence w. 1 injured pax

My worst experience with the turbulence was on board the AR B747 from Rome to Buenos Aires with a stop in Rio de Janeiro. Half an hour before landing at EZE, the plane entered one of the worst turbulence of my life. What I remember is that everyone shouted and asked Madonna and Jesus to save them fr...

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by cedars747
Mon Nov 26, 2018 11:34 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Worst Cigarettes
Replies: 17
Views: 2167

Re: Worst Cigarettes

lucky strike

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by cedars747
Mon Nov 26, 2018 11:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Livery: Royal Air Maroc
Replies: 25
Views: 9838

Re: New Livery: Royal Air Maroc

I like it especially the arabic calligraphy looks amazing!

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by cedars747
Mon Nov 26, 2018 11:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TAP receives first A330Neo
Replies: 78
Views: 18325

Re: TAP receives first A330Neo

Splendid, I would like to fly aboard on the Lisbon - Rio de Janeiro route!

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by cedars747
Mon Nov 26, 2018 11:10 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Why doesn't the United States make both English and Spanish as official languages?
Replies: 93
Views: 4945

Re: Why doesn't the United States make both English and Spanish as official languages?

My intention was from the beginning to ask why the United States does not give more importance to the Spanish language since a great majority of its citizens use it daily, and take into account for example that Puerto Rico is a Spanish-speaking island that is part of this country. Don't you think t...

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by cedars747
Mon Nov 26, 2018 10:13 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump asks Iraqi PM to repay the USA for war ....
Replies: 32
Views: 2202

Re: Trump asks Iraqi PM to repay the USA for war ....

Trump seems to have given up on this idea, but prominent national security figures from both the Republican and Democratic parties have denounced the Trump idea, describing it as anomalous and inapplicable, and a violation of international law.

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by cedars747
Mon Nov 26, 2018 9:35 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Why doesn't the United States make both English and Spanish as official languages?
Replies: 93
Views: 4945

Re: Why doesn't the United States make both English and Spanish as official languages?

I think it's very favorable for Americans to be bilingual because it increases the chances of getting a job and makes the bilingual person an attractive professional for companies. In liberal areas, yes. In conservative areas, no. I live in a very conservative county in Oregon. We have, at times, f...

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by cedars747
Mon Nov 26, 2018 8:33 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump asks Iraqi PM to repay the USA for war ....
Replies: 32
Views: 2202

Re: Trump asks Iraqi PM to repay the USA for war ....

The United States invaded Iraq in order to take Iraq's oil for itself and now Trump asks Iraqi PM to repay the USA for war, I would say Donald Trump 'has gone too far'.Trump is an excellent candidate for self-destructive behavior potentially harmful to the person who engages in the behavior

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by cedars747
Sun Nov 25, 2018 9:37 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Repercussions for Saudi if the murder is confirmed?
Replies: 173
Views: 11347

Re: Repercussions for Saudi if the murder is confirmed?

Do you really see this as a change? The Saudi regime is more convenient for us than a civil war there. The Saudi regime is relatively stable. The Saudis are not doing fantastically, but much better than Iraqis. Trump is not at all saying the Saudis didn't kill the journalist. He is saying that our ...

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by cedars747
Sun Nov 25, 2018 9:31 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Repercussions for Saudi if the murder is confirmed?
Replies: 173
Views: 11347

Re: Repercussions for Saudi if the murder is confirmed?

The question that goes around my head is why the victim's son does not fight for the truth? why not take the case to the international court? Maybe because the international court is toothless and he is from SA and would like to be able to at least visit there and stay alive. According to the news,...

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by cedars747
Sun Nov 25, 2018 7:25 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airport announcement/staff in different languages
Replies: 17
Views: 2508

Re: Airport announcement/staff in different languages

The last airport that I transited was the Doha Hamad airport. Boarding announcement was in destination country language. I remember I was near to the boarding gate of GRU-EZE and boarding was in spanish and Portuguese.

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by cedars747
Sun Nov 25, 2018 7:14 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Why doesn't the United States make both English and Spanish as official languages?
Replies: 93
Views: 4945

Re: Why doesn't the United States make both English and Spanish as official languages?

I think it's very favorable for Americans to be bilingual because it increases the chances of getting a job and makes the bilingual person an attractive professional for companies.

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by cedars747
Sun Nov 25, 2018 7:02 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Repercussions for Saudi if the murder is confirmed?
Replies: 173
Views: 11347

Re: Repercussions for Saudi if the murder is confirmed?

If Trump manages to cover the crime of MBS, the world will enter into the era of the law of the jungle Do you really see this as a change? The Saudi regime is more convenient for us than a civil war there. The Saudi regime is relatively stable. The Saudis are not doing fantastically, but much bette...

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by cedars747
Sun Nov 25, 2018 1:49 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Lost Argentine sub ARA San Juan found!
Replies: 36
Views: 2750

Re: Lost Argentine sub ARA San Juan found!

After finding the submarine, the Argentine government must pay 7.5 million dollars.to Ocean Infinity. Do they have the money? and how much money would it cost to get it out of the water?

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by cedars747
Sat Nov 24, 2018 11:03 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Repercussions for Saudi if the murder is confirmed?
Replies: 173
Views: 11347

Re: Repercussions for Saudi if the murder is confirmed?

If Trump manages to cover the crime of MBS, the world will enter into the era of the law of the jungle

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by cedars747
Sat Nov 24, 2018 8:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aerolineas Argentinas no cash flow
Replies: 32
Views: 5500

Re: Aerolineas Argentinas no cash flow

Unfortunately Nothing works well in Argentina, even the football match between Boca and River is about to be suspended!

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by cedars747
Sat Nov 24, 2018 6:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aerolineas Argentinas no cash flow
Replies: 32
Views: 5500

Re: Aerolineas Argentinas no cash flow

This feels like deja-vu... I don't think they were ever out of this scenario, in my opinion they'll need to privatize if they want to see green numbers They tried the privatization and it did not work. The company was privatized in 1990 by the Marsans Group of Spain and returned to state management...

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by cedars747
Fri Nov 23, 2018 9:23 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Repercussions for Saudi if the murder is confirmed?
Replies: 173
Views: 11347

Re: Repercussions for Saudi if the murder is confirmed?

Trump deal with Saudi Arabia.: "Oil prices against Khashoggi's blood"

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by cedars747
Thu Nov 22, 2018 12:09 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Why doesn't the United States make both English and Spanish as official languages?
Replies: 93
Views: 4945

Re: Why doesn't the United States make both English and Spanish as official languages?

My intention was from the beginning to ask why the United States does not give more importance to the Spanish language since a great majority of its citizens use it daily, and take into account for example that Puerto Rico is a Spanish-speaking island that is part of this country. Don't you think th...

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by cedars747
Thu Nov 22, 2018 12:04 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Why doesn't the United States make both English and Spanish as official languages?
Replies: 93
Views: 4945

Re: Why doesn't the United States make both English and Spanish as official languages?

I was very impressed on my last visit to the USA because the English language was not necessary, since the majority of workers at hotels, restaurants, taxi drivers, tourist guides, etc. speak Spanish. I wonder why the United States does not consider both English and Spanish as official languages? T...

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by cedars747
Wed Nov 21, 2018 6:36 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Why doesn't the United States make both English and Spanish as official languages?
Replies: 93
Views: 4945

Re: Why doesn't the United States make both English and Spanish as official languages?

I was very impressed on my last visit to the USA because the English language was not necessary, since the majority of workers at hotels, restaurants, taxi drivers, tourist guides, etc. speak Spanish. I wonder why the United States does not consider both English and Spanish as official languages? W...

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by cedars747
Wed Nov 21, 2018 6:24 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Why doesn't the United States make both English and Spanish as official languages?
Replies: 93
Views: 4945

Re: Why doesn't the United States make both English and Spanish as official languages?

I was very impressed on my last visit to the USA because the English language was not necessary, since the majority of workers at hotels, restaurants, taxi drivers, tourist guides, etc. speak Spanish. I wonder why the United States does not consider both English and Spanish as official languages? L...

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by cedars747
Tue Nov 20, 2018 10:45 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: French deny citizenship to woman who wouldn’t shake hands
Replies: 45
Views: 4929

Re: French deny citizenship to woman who wouldn’t shake hands

There are indeed no prayer in schools (except in religious schools) and no 10 commandments in courtrooms, obviously ! My younger sister went to a Catholic junior high (collège) and high school (lycée) and even there religion was optional, in fact plenty of muslims go to that school, some because gi...

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by cedars747
Tue Nov 20, 2018 10:31 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Why doesn't the United States make both English and Spanish as official languages?
Replies: 93
Views: 4945

Re: Why doesn't the United States make both English and Spanish as official languages?

Why would this ever happen. United States has no historical connection to Hispanic culture. You might review the history of the territory from what is now northern Florida across Texas to California as far north as the Russian River. Santa Fe was a Spanish settlement befor Plymouth, MA GF Prior to ...

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by cedars747
Tue Nov 20, 2018 10:13 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Why doesn't the United States make both English and Spanish as official languages?
Replies: 93
Views: 4945

Re: Why doesn't the United States make both English and Spanish as official languages?

I was very impressed on my last visit to the USA because the English language was not necessary, since the majority of workers at hotels, restaurants, taxi drivers, tourist guides, etc. speak Spanish. I wonder why the United States does not consider both English and Spanish as official languages? Y...

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by cedars747
Tue Nov 20, 2018 10:01 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Why doesn't the United States make both English and Spanish as official languages?
Replies: 93
Views: 4945

Re: Why doesn't the United States make both English and Spanish as official languages?

I’m a descendant of immigrants—they spoke English getting oof the boat in the 1600s. My father’s got off the boat in 1915 speaking Ukrainian, they learned English. As Teddy Roosevelt said, “there are no hyphenated Americans”. He was a descendant of Dutch background. GF What is the problem with lear...

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