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by santi319
Mon Aug 10, 2020 6:11 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Beirut Protesters Clash With Lebanese Government
Replies: 8
Views: 524

Re: Beirut Protesters Clash With Lebanese Government

GalaxyFlyer wrote:
Probably very murky, Hezbollah has a lot of power in Beirut, most of it in the background. It could easily be the government with Hezbollah calling the shots.

Actually Hizbollah has very little power in Beirut. They run the south but have no power and are disliked in Beirut and central areas..

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by santi319
Sat Aug 08, 2020 1:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Interjet gets new investors, seek to grow
Replies: 273
Views: 60398

Re: Updated: Interjet gets new investors, seek to grow

I honestly have no clue how Interjet is still flying. But then again in a country plagued with corruption somehow I am not surprised.

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by santi319
Fri Aug 07, 2020 5:26 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Saudi and the Bomb
Replies: 24
Views: 1276

Re: Saudi and the Bomb

It would be logical for Saudi Arabia to attempt to develop a deterrent to counter Iran, should Iran attempt to develop nuclear weapons. Both regimes seem to be driven by contrary flavours of religious mania, so neither would be trustworthy stewards of a nuclear bomb. It will be interesting to see h...

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by santi319
Fri Aug 07, 2020 2:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates drops FLL
Replies: 91
Views: 14970

Re: Emirates drops FLL

I love FLL, but whoever thinks people outside the US and Canada and the South Florida expats see FLL as a gateway to Miami are delirious. NOBODY knows FLL, DY flew to all these cities because people were looking for a buck. Eventually I could see DY wanted MIA and the LGW was an experiment to see wh...

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by santi319
Wed Aug 05, 2020 1:24 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Huge Explosion In Beirut
Replies: 67
Views: 4265

Re: Huge Explosion In Beirut

It has been determined by President Trump and his advisors that this was an attack: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fx3oLZryzuo He was pulled up on the assertion with a request for clarification. I think it's just a bit too early to rush to say it was an attack. It appears to have been a deadly acc...

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by santi319
Mon Aug 03, 2020 3:37 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Protests in Berlin Over COVID-19 Restrictions
Replies: 16
Views: 751

Re: Protests in Berlin Over COVID-19 Restrictions

That said, these particular protests seemed to mostly be organised by rather nasty far right groups, the 'Trumpers' of Europe, and they mostly seem to go against the wearing of masks, which is completely idiotic and selfish, given how much benefit masks bring for the relative minimal discomfort. If...

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by santi319
Mon Aug 03, 2020 2:54 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Protests in Berlin Over COVID-19 Restrictions
Replies: 16
Views: 751

Re: Protests in Berlin Over COVID-19 Restrictions

How could this happen in a country like Germany? They are supposed to be civilized. Its easy to judge, but when you may lose your job, your savings, your house, its a bit harsh to not be empathetic. And yes I know human life over monetary value but unfortunately western civilization is 100% materia...

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by santi319
Sun Aug 02, 2020 6:55 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Epstein Accuser Says Bill Clinton Partied on Pedophile Island
Replies: 76
Views: 3338

Re: Epstein Accuser Says Bill Clinton Partied on Pedophile Island

Historically having sexual encounters with minors, equates power and an ego boost for powerful people. Way back in Ancient Greece and Rome even young boys were used and it was a way for someone with power to enhance his ego. Its nothing new. And if you don’t believe these powerful people get a boost...

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by santi319
Sat Aug 01, 2020 1:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - July 2020
Replies: 93
Views: 8303

Re: COVID-19 Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - July 2020

EU again extends ban on U.S. visitors for another month. Following nations are greenlighted for entry into bloc > Australia > Canada > Georgia > Japan > Morocco > New Zealand > Rwanda > South Korea > Thailand > Tunisia > Uruguay > China, subject to confirmation of reciprocity https://eu.usatoday.co...

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by santi319
Wed Jul 29, 2020 5:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spirit Airlines in this crisis
Replies: 76
Views: 20150

Re: Spirit Airlines in this crisis

Its disgusting how people in this page have little regard for airline employees. How can you be an aviation fan and simultaneously disregard their employees. These people are never real aviation fans in my opinion.

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by santi319
Mon Jul 27, 2020 3:06 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - Q3 2020
Replies: 501
Views: 26917

Re: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - Q3 2020

Initial death tolls, at least here in Washington State, represented what was happening in nursing homes and community infections of medically vulnerable people. Protocols are in place now for protecting the safety of those groups. Phase 2 and 3 (even 4 to which no county has achieved) emphasizes th...

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by santi319
Fri Jul 24, 2020 12:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: F-15s jets intercept BEY bound Mahan Air over Syria
Replies: 12
Views: 4116

F-15s jets intercept BEY bound Mahan Air over Syria

Seems like we have a new bully in the Middle East. Conflicting reports whether it was an Israeli or American plane. Hopefully international response will be the same as those times countries like Iran harrassed passenger jets. https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-8554539/Iranian-airliner-goes-no...

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by santi319
Sun Jul 19, 2020 1:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TSA Screening Numbers - Charts and Comparisons
Replies: 376
Views: 55161

Re: TSA Screening Numbers - Charts and Comparisons

So out of touch with reality if some people are thinking that the majority are travelling because of $600 from the Government. This isn’t the 90s anymore. Most families are spread in different areas of the world. Long distance relationships, out of state colleges, and most important Millenials that ...

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by santi319
Thu Jul 16, 2020 1:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The status of Ultra low-cost carriers
Replies: 55
Views: 7301

Re: The status of Ultra low-cost carriers

aemoreira1981 wrote:
alpine1989 wrote:
How can NK possibly be making money operating ORD-DFW for 17.10 USD?


Ancillary fees. That fare only gets you and a personal item on board.

Lol they had fares like that before Covid...

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by santi319
Tue Jul 14, 2020 7:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - July 2020
Replies: 93
Views: 8303

Re: Airlines practicing social distancing in their cabins

Just a reminder that the middle seat is 22 inches and you still have people front and back. Social distance in a commercial airplane is an oxymoron in my opinion.. There is clear values in having middle seat blocked when people have their masks on. *when people have their masks on* is a key part. I...

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by santi319
Tue Jul 14, 2020 6:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - July 2020
Replies: 93
Views: 8303

Re: Airlines practicing social distancing in their cabins

Just a reminder that the middle seat is 22 inches and you still have people front and back.

Social distance in a commercial airplane is an oxymoron in my opinion..

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by santi319
Sat Jul 11, 2020 5:54 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - Q3 2020
Replies: 501
Views: 26917

Re: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - Q3 2020

Derico wrote:
santi319 wrote:
joeblow10 wrote:
Wear a mask and wash your hands. =.


Many westerners have proven incapable of this directive.

Westerners are like little kids, dont tell them what to do, but tell them what to do in a way you would feed a child with a “plane spoon” or you can also use reverse psychology.

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by santi319
Sat Jul 11, 2020 4:09 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - Q3 2020
Replies: 501
Views: 26917

Re: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - Q3 2020

I think it’s high time people wake up and smell the coffee that some have been saying for months, and it sounds like the Swedes are starting to realize: this virus is not going away. We can “flatten the curve” all we want and we should, to not overwhelm the healthcare system all at once, but this t...

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by santi319
Fri Jul 10, 2020 12:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue makes LAX West Coast focus city
Replies: 329
Views: 35240

Re: JetBlue makes LAX West Coast focus city

The writing was on the wall. Good for B6 and securing a spot in LAX, this is what being proactive means, as I can assure in a few years LAX will be as crowded as ever, and securing gates and slots will be extremely difficult.

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by santi319
Tue Jul 07, 2020 2:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spirit sends empty plane to get stranded family
Replies: 4
Views: 2479

Re: Spirit sends empty plane to get stranded family

NK doesn’t get love in this board because they are a ULCC, but they have been steadily growing and have been an important game changer of aviation in the USA. They were the first ULCC in the USA, and have done a 360 job in regards to their public image.

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by santi319
Sat Jul 04, 2020 5:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Airport Outsourcing
Replies: 66
Views: 17832

Re: JetBlue Airport Outsourcing

I never quite understood what U.S. airline fascination is with staffing stations inhouse when globally the norm is to use contract vendors. Heck some large airlines even contract out handling in their hubs to vendors. Seems so obvious that using a vendor makes sense for JetBlue across most of their...

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by santi319
Thu Jul 02, 2020 2:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Did TP cancelled SCQ-LIS before even started it?
Replies: 13
Views: 1699

Re: Did TP cancelled SCQ-LIS before even started it?

TAP had the right idea, connect the Americas with southern Europe with cheap fares. Yes WW tried it but TP seemed to have the Southern European and leisure destinations in their mind vs big urban centers. In the future this plan could work, Spanish, Italian, Morrocan and French tourist destination o...

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by santi319
Mon Jun 29, 2020 2:33 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - June 2020
Replies: 285
Views: 16411

Re: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - June 2020

Everything must be done to slow its spread while this happens, but trying to run away from that reality while destroying the economy and countless people's livelihoods is just an irrational and purely emotional reaction. Yup. We can lockdown 6 months. We all come out. One gets sick and we are back ...

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by santi319
Sun Jun 28, 2020 7:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Completely Disobedient Pilot Refuses to Vacate LAS Class B Without Clearance/Argues With ATC
Replies: 46
Views: 14628

Re: Completely Disobedient Pilot Refuses to Vacate LAS Class B Without Clearance/Argues With ATC

Will be interesting to see what the FAA does, if anything. But I'll wait for them to look at all the facts. In the meantime I'll enjoy the show that the a.net crowd inevitably puts on with their virtual tar, feathers, and pitchforks. Judging by how the FAA handled the MAX, the 10 hour rest rule for...

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by santi319
Thu Jun 25, 2020 5:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Revisiting MH370
Replies: 180
Views: 22209

Re: Revisiting MH370

Now more than ever I think that the Chinese Government was behind it. Yes, my theory is the same. The plane is full of Semi-conductor specialist. And China was so eager to make China 2025 project happening yet the area they were desperate to get the hand on is semi-conductor specialist. I always wo...

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by santi319
Wed Jun 24, 2020 3:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Revisiting MH370
Replies: 180
Views: 22209

Re: Revisiting MH370

Now more than ever I think that the Chinese Government was behind it.

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by santi319
Tue Jun 23, 2020 2:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Airport Outsourcing
Replies: 66
Views: 17832

Re: JetBlue Airport Outsourcing

Its all fun and games until the industry hits a rough patch. THIS IS WHY YOU NEED A UNION!

I feel bad for them.

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by santi319
Sat Jun 20, 2020 2:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Buenos Aires Jorge Newbery AEP to be closed Aug. 1st for 4 months
Replies: 9
Views: 2698

Re: Buenos Aires Jorge Newbery AEP to be closed Aug. 1st for 4 months

LOL, have you guys ever read about Argentina and their labor history. No way in hell they will allow exposure for construction workers. Argentinian unions are very strong and in constant disputes with the Government, etc. Covid was taken very seriously there, so it will be impossible to go against h...

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by santi319
Fri Jun 19, 2020 10:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WOW Air to relaunch as PLAY
Replies: 163
Views: 29798

Re: WOW Air to relaunch as PLAY

Tragic timing

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by santi319
Thu Jun 18, 2020 11:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Airport Says 2 MCO Employees Have COVID
Replies: 24
Views: 4468

Re: Updated: Airport Says 2 MCO Employees Have COVID

You would think in an airlines’ oriented website people would be rooting for the airline industry and their employees, but no.. amazing.

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by santi319
Wed Jun 17, 2020 5:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US Airline Booking Trends during COVID-19
Replies: 371
Views: 45202

Re: US Airline Booking Trends during COVID-19

FL is seeing higher numbers again & the Governor is being put under pressure to start shutting down again. With the bars & clubs closed in Broward & Miami Dade and lousy weather I have no idea of what is attracting people to So. FL. You aren’t even allowed to sit on the beach. The beach...

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by santi319
Sun Jun 14, 2020 10:34 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Shortest Time Between Inauguration and Cancellation (i.e. TPA-SEA 2020)
Replies: 38
Views: 3302

Re: Shortest Time Between Inauguration and Cancellation (i.e. TPA-SEA 2020)

Alaska Airlines YVR-SNA back in 2002 or so. The inaugural flight took off from Vancouver, and only then was it disocovered that SNA was not capable of handling international flights (that has since changed), even if they preclear. Flight diverted and route was cancelled. Lol priceless https://archi...

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by santi319
Sun Jun 14, 2020 10:20 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - June 2020
Replies: 285
Views: 16411

Re: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - June 2020

Certainly you can’t be locked down for 6 months, there are far more dangerous health risks from that, specially mentally. :redflag: :redflag: Nope, that's a myth and, let's be honest, it's concern trolling. https://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=12333030 We are not stayi...

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by santi319
Sat Jun 13, 2020 1:14 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - June 2020
Replies: 285
Views: 16411

Re: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - June 2020

The world needs to get it, covid is here to stay, it will not stop. Period. Certainly you can’t be locked down for 6 months, there are far more dangerous health risks from that, specially mentally. Wear a mask, wash your hands and be careful. Life goes on.

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by santi319
Fri Jun 12, 2020 3:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Transat to gradually resume flights from July 23rd
Replies: 23
Views: 6577

Re: Air Transat to gradually resume flights from July 23rd

ACCS300 wrote:
Border with USA is still completely closed to all but some commercial traffic.

Its not closed for air transportation just ground crossings FYI

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by santi319
Thu Jun 11, 2020 12:46 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Safety in Libya as a Tourist Between 2011 and 2014 Civil Wars
Replies: 15
Views: 943

Re: Safety in Libya as a Tourist Between 2011 and 2014 Civil Wars

No need for all the attacks to the OP, he has a valid point. No, you won’t travel to Libya and be automatically killed, it just doesn’t work like that, however why would you visit a conflict area? There’s nothing to do, museum, sightseeing closed, people just do the basic stuff and be home. Waste of...

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by santi319
Tue Jun 09, 2020 6:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US Airways flight 1549
Replies: 33
Views: 6930

Re: Us Air flight 1549

The flight was full so that means 150 passengers and 3 crewmembers (1 FA per 50 passenger). Absolutely the jumpseat that the aft FA sat on had a lot to do with her injuries. In fact the NTSB recommended aft facing jumpseats as far back as the ALM 180 ditching. But of course the FAA ignored it. Just...

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by santi319
Tue Jun 09, 2020 12:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US Airways flight 1549
Replies: 33
Views: 6930

Re: Us Air flight 1549

The flight was full so that means 150 passengers and 3 crewmembers (1 FA per 50 passenger). Absolutely the jumpseat that the aft FA sat on had a lot to do with her injuries. In fact the NTSB recommended aft facing jumpseats as far back as the ALM 180 ditching. But of course the FAA ignored it. Just ...

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by santi319
Tue Jun 09, 2020 12:05 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Will foreign bases be reopened one day?
Replies: 15
Views: 2806

Re: Will foreign bases be reopened one day?

If you are within the Eurozone, its really not considered foreign... Unionized airlines will not allow this to happen for the very same reason that they must protect their workers first (rightfully) Well, Ryanair and Wizz have also bases outside the EU: FEZ, RAK, KUT, IEV, TIA (soon),... Wow didn’t...

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by santi319
Mon Jun 08, 2020 9:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austria to introduce minimum price for plane tickets
Replies: 176
Views: 16555

Re: Austria to introduce minimum price for plane tickets

This will stimulate traffic in BTS, specially LCC. Mainline airlines will be the ones benefiting from this.

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by santi319
Mon Jun 08, 2020 3:02 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Will foreign bases be reopened one day?
Replies: 15
Views: 2806

Re: Will foreign bases be reopened one day?

If you are within the Eurozone, its really not considered foreign...

Unionized airlines will not allow this to happen for the very same reason that they must protect their workers first (rightfully)

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by santi319
Sun Jun 07, 2020 5:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PAL8102
Replies: 5
Views: 2412

Re: PAL8102

Cruiseship staff repatriation

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by santi319
Wed Jun 03, 2020 12:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spirit adds CLE-EWR
Replies: 7
Views: 1162

Spirit adds CLE-EWR

https://www.cleveland.com/business/2020 ... utType=amp
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Seems like LCC are comming back first and trying to grab market share:

https://www.cleveland.com/business/2020 ... utType=amp

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by santi319
Mon Jun 01, 2020 7:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spirit Airlines in this crisis
Replies: 76
Views: 20150

Re: Spirit Airlines in this crisis

That seems unlikely https://www.airliners.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=1446987 OAG thread has their cuts for July. That does not look like a 70% pre-COVID schedule. I could see a 50% schedule though. It's also pretty hard to go from flying 15% of schedule in June to 70% in one month. Although,...

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by santi319
Mon Jun 01, 2020 1:53 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Risk of Covid-19 Transmission for Air Passengers
Replies: 17
Views: 1872

Re: Risk of Covid-19 Transmission for Air Passengers

Plot twist, going to Walmart is no different than flying on an airplane when it comes to exposure... Really? Which Walmart do you visit that have you sitting next to someone for hours breathing recycled air for hours? I don’t know maybe my common sense is off then, I mean a place where hundreds of ...

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by santi319
Mon Jun 01, 2020 11:44 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Risk of Covid-19 Transmission for Air Passengers
Replies: 17
Views: 1872

Re: Risk of Covid-19 Transmission for Air Passengers

Scientific research isn’t even sure how and what is Covid, its a fluid situation. The airlines are just following data to make passengers feel better.

Plot twist, going to Walmart is no different than flying on an airplane when it comes to exposure...

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by santi319
Sun May 31, 2020 3:54 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Another day another police killing
Replies: 863
Views: 34396

Re: Another day another police killing

It's always interesting being chided about race relations by completely homogenous countries. Of course they don't have the racial violence we do...because they have no practical racial diversity. America needs to do better. There's just no excusing the bad policing that has occurred. But it's also...

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by santi319
Sun May 31, 2020 1:56 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump retweets: 'The only good Democrat is a dead Democrat'
Replies: 25
Views: 1735

Re: Trump retweets: 'The only good Democrat is a dead Democrat'

The sad reality is that Trump NEEDS these offensive voters if he has any hope of being re-elected. And he knows it. Look at some of his core supporters - KKK members, Arian Nation, Jew Haters, Black Haters, Hispanic Haters, LGBT Haters, Liberal Haters, Moderate Haters, etc. That adds up to a lot of...

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by santi319
Fri May 29, 2020 2:48 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump to sign executive order against social media
Replies: 84
Views: 3265

Re: Trump to sign executive order against social media

A disclaimer that altered the whole purport of the original message that is. The original message is there in original form for anyone to see. The fact check is also there for anyone to see. Nobody has to look at either. Again, the content is hosted on their platform and system - if they want to ad...

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by santi319
Wed May 27, 2020 9:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest wins JD Power award in both categories for US carriers
Replies: 51
Views: 3947

Re: WN wins JD Power award in both categories

JD Power is a joke at this point. Boarding on WN is gross. Their crews however are the best. Jetblue is by far the best domestic inflight product (if you ignore their reliability) It's based on customers, so kind of no surprise Southwest does so well. While the typical traveler doesn't like the cat...

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