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by blueflyer
Sun Jul 21, 2019 4:30 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: AT&T cancels CBS programming due to contractual dispute -- millions of viewers nationwide lose access
Replies: 19
Views: 651

Re: AT&T cancels CBS programming due to brawl -- millions of viewers nationwide lose access

There's a proposal in Congress that would prevent one side from removing service for a period of time after a carriage contract has expired. Distributors are in favor, most content providers not so much. I get that CBS wants higher compensation, their contract is 7 years old after all, however viewi...

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by blueflyer
Sun Jul 21, 2019 3:16 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Mesa cop who killed man get rehired for pension
Replies: 13
Views: 723

Re: Mesa cop who killed man get rehired for pension

Best advice a friend and a cop ever gave me: If I ever feel uncomfortable in an encounter with a police officer, adopt the most non-threatening position I can (ideally lying on the ground hands on my head) and not move a muscle for any reason whatsoever. Tell the officer I am not moving an inch out ...

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by blueflyer
Sun Jul 21, 2019 2:54 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Rush Limbaugh admits GOP's fiscal attacks on Obama were "bogus," defends Trump's deficit
Replies: 25
Views: 1082

Re: Rush Limbaugh admits GOP's fiscal attacks on Obama were "bogus," defends Trump's deficit

Fear not, the deficit will matter again on January 21 of whatever year the Dems take control of Washington...

Now, we can up the dose of whatever Limbaugh is on so he can declare the debt ceiling null and void too, while he is in a mood to be useful for a change.

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by blueflyer
Sun Jul 21, 2019 2:46 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Planned storming of Area 51 9/20
Replies: 82
Views: 5252

Re: Planned storming of Area 51 9/20

It was nothing more than a joke from the beginning. Well, that's disappointing. Given getting to Area 51 requires crossing the Nellis Test Range, I was secretly hoping the Air Force would coincidentally choose the day for low-altitude fly-bys and a few practice drops too. Might have made for some g...

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by blueflyer
Sat Jul 20, 2019 6:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways flights to Cairo cancelled
Replies: 51
Views: 12040

Re: British Airways flights to Cairo cancelled

The UK Foreign Office updated its travel warning for Egypt yesterday, pointing out additional security measures are needed for flights from Egypt to the UK.
This is certainly linked to that.

Perhaps BA needs a week to review and/or implement these "additional security measures."

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by blueflyer
Sat Jul 20, 2019 3:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Belgium launches flights to FDF/PTP, MIA and FIH
Replies: 11
Views: 2333

Re: Air Belgium launches flights to FDF/PTP, MIA and FIH

There’s an entire infrastructure built around Africa flights at BRU that Air Belgium will have to compete with. The CDG-BRU route exists solely because VFR passengers between France and Africa don’t want to drag their (usually) mountain of suitcases by road/train all the way to BRU. For local passen...

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by blueflyer
Sun Jul 14, 2019 2:21 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Planned storming of Area 51 9/20
Replies: 82
Views: 5252

Re: Planned storming of Area 51 9/20

It has been done before. A few years back, a BBC crew did cross the gate and they were basically left alone for 30 minutes until they forced the security guards to acknowledge their presence. Really? Didn't hear of this incident before, is there any footage from? Not sure, I didn't check Youtube bu...

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by blueflyer
Sat Jul 13, 2019 5:59 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: $1500.00 not enough to switch seats in Y!
Replies: 61
Views: 5534

Re: $1500.00 not enough to switch seats in Y!

Me thinks he might even have had a business class seat for that $1,500. At least half the seats are paid for by an employer, odds are if he asked the right passenger, they would have given up the seat that didn't cost them a penny for the seat that made them $1,500 richer...

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by blueflyer
Sat Jul 13, 2019 5:48 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: A day that will live...somewhere
Replies: 12
Views: 1171

Re: A day that will live...somewhere

See, last May I flew BOS-MSP and was all late and stuff (gross), and was advised by the more sanctimonious yes SANCTIMONIOUS a.netters here that I am to arrive at the airport fully two yes TWO hours before my flight. I thought that rule was for international flights. So when you planned yourself, y...

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by blueflyer
Sat Jul 13, 2019 4:43 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Disappearances in American National Parks
Replies: 30
Views: 2415

Re: Disappearances in American National Parks

1. The person that vanishes is usually hiking on their own. 2. The vanishing usually occurs between 4 and 6 pm. 3. Shortly after the disappearance, the weather often turns bad, which inhibits search and rescue teams to perform their task. Usually, this weather continues on for the next couple of da...

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by blueflyer
Sat Jul 13, 2019 4:28 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Planned storming of Area 51 9/20
Replies: 82
Views: 5252

Re: Planned storming of Area 51 9/20

The security personnel is a little smarter than average. My guess is, *if* a mass invasion does occur, they'll actually let them get inside for a mile or two, hide an interception crew behind a turn in the road. Sort of a test to see whether they actually have stupid intentions, or their motivation ...

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by blueflyer
Sat Jul 13, 2019 3:50 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: TN gov declares day honoring Confederate general and early KKK leader
Replies: 20
Views: 1496

Re: TN gov declares day honoring Confederate general and early KKK leader

So what would happen if the governor chose to ignore the law requiring the proclamation? I guess he would end up making it anyway, this time under a court order? Still, I think refusing to sign until ordered to would have been a strong, if symbolic gesture. The "I have to do it" defense is...

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by blueflyer
Sat Jul 13, 2019 3:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAG 737 Max Order Is Prompted by More Than Just Price: CEO
Replies: 133
Views: 19418

Re: IAG 737 Max Order Is Prompted by More Than Just Price: CEO

WW likely got a killer deal for IAG and wanted to remind Airbus that they’re not the only game in town anymore. I think there was a lot of that in the announcement, or perhaps Boeing demanded a public release in exchange for the price BA negotiated. I don't find the timing of the order unusual, it ...

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by blueflyer
Sat Jul 13, 2019 2:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Complaint filed against Boeing and WN over 737 MAX safety issues
Replies: 90
Views: 12984

Re: Complaint filed against Boeing and WN over 737 MAX safety issues

It is the second part where this lawsuit does not pass the sniff test. Someone who was merely a passenger on an uneventful MAX flight will not have suffered any real damages. there is nothing to recover, because nothing was lost. Genuine question. If an airline knowingly operates an unsafe flight (...

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by blueflyer
Sat Jul 13, 2019 1:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AF to order A220, replace A380 with 787 or A350?
Replies: 174
Views: 33018

Re: AF to order A220

Even though they're the smallest aircraft (read highest seat cost), the A318s would actually be the last to be replaced by A220s as they are younger than the A319s and A320s in the fleet. Another interesting nugget is that Transavia will probably continue to operate an all-Boeing fleet and that a 73...

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by blueflyer
Fri Jul 12, 2019 4:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Atlanta Mayor OK's Smoking Ban at ATL
Replies: 189
Views: 13527

Re: Atlanta Mayor OK's Smoking Ban at ATL

As a smoker I'm disappointed. This made connecting in ATL a lot less of a headache. I get the reasoning behind it, but I never notice the smell leaking out of the rooms at all. Don't see why they need to get rid of them. People smoke, they're going to keep smoking whether the rooms are there or not...

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by blueflyer
Thu Jul 11, 2019 12:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Someone just bought what's left of WOW Air.
Replies: 58
Views: 5713

Re: Former Execs of WOW trying to bring back LCC named WAB

Aaaaahhhh typical a.net, every new airline is the dumbest idea ever... unless the airline resurrects an old brand! If the founders had called their project TWA, there'd be nothing but positive vibes.

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by blueflyer
Sun Jul 07, 2019 1:03 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Workplace etiquette: nicknames
Replies: 62
Views: 3025

Re: Workplace etiquette: nicknames

Makes work boring but that’s what cell phones and internet are for during breaks. Lose yourself in the internet and shut down any else because for men, failure to heed these warnings at today’s nonsensical work place is career suicide. Posts like this remind me I should be eternally grateful I work...

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by blueflyer
Sun Jul 07, 2019 12:37 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Billionaire Jeff Epstein (finally) arrested for underage sex
Replies: 93
Views: 4473

Re: Billionaire Jeff Epstein (finally) arrested for underage sex

This creep has gotten away with abusing so many girls, for so long, that it's an absolute disgrace to our legal system that he's been "free" until today! What's more infuriating is that he was free without quotation marks. He was convicted for his crimes and has served his time, all 13 mo...

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by blueflyer
Sun Jul 07, 2019 1:23 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 'We're anti-influencer': ice-cream truck makes Instagram 'stars' pay double
Replies: 12
Views: 1695

Re: 'We're anti-influencer': ice-cream truck makes Instagram 'stars' pay double

I recently read about how trendy being an 'influencer' has become, some have even taken to post sh1t they claim have been sponsored, when it's been no such thing. Just as the opposite is illegal in many places, surely claiming to be paid to push a product when you haven't, is equally so? It would b...

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by blueflyer
Sun Jul 07, 2019 1:05 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: How/when did you ask for a pay raise?
Replies: 10
Views: 1337

Re: How/when did you ask for a pay raise?

I was not successful at my first attempt. On my second attempt, I was offered a very rewarding performance goal instead. I’ve not asked many times since, and been successful about half the time. In my industry, pay is discussed during the annual performance review. Most employees are offered a raise...

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by blueflyer
Sat Jul 06, 2019 3:39 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: California rocked again...
Replies: 35
Views: 1852

Re: California rocked again...

ltbewr wrote:
The earthquakes on 7/4 & 7/5 in California were quite severe, China Lake Navel station is pretty much in lockdown.

Here's hoping it is for assessment and/or infrastructure repairs, not because some nasty chemical they play with has leaked...

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by blueflyer
Sat Jul 06, 2019 3:31 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: EU after Brexit: What´s next?
Replies: 47
Views: 2891

Re: EU after Brexit: What´s next?

Overall, I mostly agree with Dutchy. I think the next ten years will see the beginning of a process where the EU will yet again divide itself internally. A block of countries will seek more integration, moving ever closer to a United States of Europe (but not quite getting there), including making c...

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by blueflyer
Sat Jul 06, 2019 2:16 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Commecial aircraft cruise altitude 'no fly' zones
Replies: 16
Views: 3612

Re: Commecial aircraft cruise altitude 'no fly' zones

Possibly true, but guys that have accidentally passed thru “lost” generally get a severe talking to and don’t say a word about it. The AF has admitted it exists, so I’d guess you could land as an emergency. You can land in an emergency and you will not get shot or be disappeared, but there will be ...

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by blueflyer
Thu Jul 04, 2019 10:07 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Organisers of a 'Straight Pride' event have called in the bomb squad over glitter
Replies: 18
Views: 1401

Re: Organisers of a 'Straight Pride' event have called in the bomb squad over glitter

Except that just like the glitter, the milkshake was harmless... Unless it was banana flavour. :yuck: Nothing a bit of Grand Marnier can't fix... Okay, forget the quick drying cement controversy... Still assault whether it had cement in it or not. But, besides that, they also bludgeoned a man in th...

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by blueflyer
Thu Jul 04, 2019 2:27 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Organisers of a 'Straight Pride' event have called in the bomb squad over glitter
Replies: 18
Views: 1401

Re: Organisers of a 'Straight Pride' event have called in the bomb squad over glitter

As we've seen with recent "milkshaking" incidents where the milkshakes contained highly caustic quick-drying cement, sometimes things aren't what they appear to be and the prudent choice would be to make sure that the glitter is indeed all glitter and only glitter. Except that just like t...

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by blueflyer
Wed Jul 03, 2019 9:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France-KLM strategic review
Replies: 24
Views: 5644

Re: Air France-KLM strategic review

Not entirely surprising given the number of topics to discuss, the working group did not turn in their conclusions by the end of June, and won't be anytime soon. It could take as long as until September before they are done. https://www.latribune.fr/entreprises-finance/services/transport-logistique/...

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by blueflyer
Wed Jul 03, 2019 9:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A320neo Family Production/Delivery Thread - 2019
Replies: 145
Views: 41311

Re: Airbus A320neo Family Production/Delivery Thread - 2019

Airbus and CFM International have agreed to increase A320 production to 65 aircraft per month by 2023, according to French newspaper La Tribune. Airbus president Guillaume Faury had announced last month that production was going to reach 63 by 2021, and that they were looking for a further increase....

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by blueflyer
Sat Jun 29, 2019 3:41 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Florida woman charged after giving husband's guns to police
Replies: 57
Views: 3676

Re: Florida woman charged after giving husband's guns to police

Does Florida have an amnesty program? Or once she walked in the police station and dropped off her husband's guns, a paper trail was not avoidable? Not that it would excuse having her sit in jail for six days. Even if the police had to create a record in order to explain how they came to be in posse...

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by blueflyer
Wed Jun 26, 2019 4:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa Capital Markets Day - Changes to EW, SN, Update on Fleet Development
Replies: 91
Views: 12720

Re: Lufthansa Capital Markets Day - Changes to EW, SN

Blerg wrote:
Ok, SN isn't going away but anyone knows what they plan on doing in order to make it more profitable and efficient?

They don't know yet... Lufty is giving itself a quarter to figure it out. A plan is due end of Q3.

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by blueflyer
Tue Jun 25, 2019 1:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Atlantic demands 150 slots at expanded Heathrow airport
Replies: 136
Views: 19308

Re: Virgin Atlantic demands 150 slots at expanded Heathrow airport

Curious... could they lease the slots they're asking for to another carrier?

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by blueflyer
Mon Jun 24, 2019 12:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Brussels Airlines Nine Hour Flight to Nowhere
Replies: 11
Views: 4780

Re: Brussells Air Nine Hour Flight to Nowhere

First time the plane was flying to the US since being added to the Belgian register... Did someone forget to tell CBP they have a shiny new (to them) plane?

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by blueflyer
Mon Jun 24, 2019 12:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa Capital Markets Day - Changes to EW, SN, Update on Fleet Development
Replies: 91
Views: 12720

Re: Lufthansa Capital Markets Day - Changes to EW, SN

Now that Lufthansa’s attempt to use Brussels Airlines to stop losses at Eurowings has failed, maybe they will finally come up with a strategy for the entire airline, not just its African operations. This strikes me as very last-minute though. The first Eurowings-branded A320 for Brussels Airlines wa...

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by blueflyer
Sat Jun 22, 2019 8:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AC Passenger left on plane at remote stand at YYZ
Replies: 128
Views: 19181

Re: AC Passenger left on plane at remote stand at YYZ

- She slept through landing, announcements, taxiing, bins opening and closing, deboarding Been there - Phone was dead... she didn’t think to plug it in during flight — she was too sleepy to think straight Done that - She rummaged through the cockpit looking for a flashlight when one is right above ...

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by blueflyer
Sat Jun 15, 2019 6:21 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Public proposals: romantic or idiotic
Replies: 22
Views: 1364

Re: Public proposals: romantic or idiotic

TSS wrote:
Red Flag #1- Asking someone outright when they're going to propose seems at best a bit pushy and at worst wildly overconfident.

It had been a matter of conversation between them for some time. The If was not in question, the When was... After a few years, I don't blame her.

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by blueflyer
Sat Jun 15, 2019 6:08 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Delta airlines declines to take sides in abortion debate
Replies: 65
Views: 3992

Re: Delta airlines declines to take sides in abortion debate

There is not a clear winning argument here. On the one hand, it could be argued that anyone who does not clearly oppose the status quo at the very least acquiesces to it, if not supporting it outright. There are situations where being neutral, or more importantly, perceived as neutral, is virtually ...

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by blueflyer
Sat Jun 15, 2019 5:54 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What do you think about Windows 10
Replies: 83
Views: 6562

Re: What do you think about Windows 10

My personal Windows 10 laptop works great, really no complain about it, although to be fair, I don't ask it to emulate the cockpit of a 787 doing a nose-dive into Courchevel. My work Windows 10 laptop has multiple bugs, and when I send it for repairs, comes back with the bugs fixed, and new species ...

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by blueflyer
Sat Jun 15, 2019 5:43 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Public proposals: romantic or idiotic
Replies: 22
Views: 1364

Re: Public proposals: romantic or idiotic

My opinion: you shouldn't ever propose to someone if you don't already know the answer is "yes". This! Last public proposal I personally know of, the future bride asked the future groom (not for the first time) not five minutes earlier when he would finally propose. She was actually getti...

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by blueflyer
Sat Jun 15, 2019 5:36 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Basic Understanding of some Economic Principles
Replies: 102
Views: 4343

Re: Basic Understanding of some Economic Principles

How much research really went into the OP... A video featuring Ray Dalio, founder of Bridgewater Associates, a hedge fund with a macro strategy focused on profiting from inflation, opposing central banks, that usually try and prevent or control inflation.

If that's the best there is...

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by blueflyer
Wed Jun 12, 2019 2:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas schedules one-time A380 service to Orlando
Replies: 36
Views: 10705

Re: Qantas schedules one-time A380 service to Orlando

Probably a large corporate flying out staff for a conference/reward celebration. Flight Centre in particular is well known for doing things like this, though some of the banks & insurers have also done these sorts of things in the past, but wouldn't be 'good optics' ATM with the banking Royal C...

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by blueflyer
Sat Jun 08, 2019 1:19 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Consequences of Climate Change
Replies: 151
Views: 6882

Re: Consequences of Climate Change

That said, if someone built their house on the sand, that’s their stupid. Everyone is in favor of denying FEMA and other emergency and disaster relief benefits to homeowners on the beach or in flood zones.... until it is their home. Every politician in Congress will still vote to authorize emergenc...

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by blueflyer
Sat Jun 08, 2019 1:02 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: One global currency?
Replies: 28
Views: 1404

Re: One global currency?

Isn't Facebook working on one already? Not that it will ever happen. Governments the world over have learned their lesson with Bitcoin. Regulators the world over will land on them like flies the moment this Facebook currency has any practical use. Greece got to where it was back in 2008/2009 because...

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by blueflyer
Sat Jun 08, 2019 12:50 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: London to get 360 roof top infinity pool, Bonkers!
Replies: 28
Views: 1575

Re: London to get 360 roof top infinity pool, Bonkers!

Also, don't most infinity pools have a spill tray around the perimeter to catch and reuse the water? Again, the drawings do not indicate such a spill tray. That is way too simple and obvious a solution. Instead, the volume of water in the tank will vary based on wind speed to prevent waves going ov...

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by blueflyer
Sat Jun 08, 2019 12:38 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Tucker Carlson Bogeyman du Jour: the Metric System
Replies: 101
Views: 5918

Re: Tucker Carlson Bogeyman du Jour: the Metric System

Ah this is what Tucker Carlson is doing these days.... Fighting rear-guard battles that the rest of the world has already settled and moved on from? What's next? The imperialism of the circular wheel? I guess it does get him some attention still... As for which one is better? Doesn't really matter i...

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by blueflyer
Sat Jun 08, 2019 11:53 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Why is the Hyde Amendment so controversial?
Replies: 91
Views: 3734

Re: Why is the Hyde Amendment so controversial?

It is controversial because a portion of the American public believes their taxes should fund only government spending they approve of, which is not only anti-democratic but impractical. The Hyde Amendment was passed to pacify the religious conservative portion of that public, even though the share ...

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by blueflyer
Thu Jun 06, 2019 2:22 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Round the world flights=gone forever?
Replies: 14
Views: 3120

Re: Round the world flights=gone forever?

Melbourne wrote:
There are still cargo services if I believe correctly operating round the world services.

DHL, UPS, FedEx, Singapore Airlines Cargo, Asiana Cargo, AirBridgeCargo operate scheduled rtw flights (and I'm sure several more).

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by blueflyer
Tue Jun 04, 2019 4:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EY sends first A350 to storage
Replies: 28
Views: 10932

Re: EY sends first A350 to storage

I don't think BOD is known for long-term aircraft storage, even new ones. Probably won't be there long.

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by blueflyer
Tue Jun 04, 2019 4:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dallas/Fort Worth Aviation Thread (DFW/DAL) - 2019
Replies: 486
Views: 61066

Re: Dallas/Fort Worth Aviation Thread (DFW/DAL) - 2019

It was probably easiest to divert back to DFW instead of diverting to another airport nearby. I guess what I am asking is why AA5868 chose to divert 45 minutes back to DFW, while WN4883 and AA5979 continued to LBB at essentially the same time last night? I would guess it may have to do with the cho...

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by blueflyer
Sun Jun 02, 2019 2:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Brussels Airlines future narrowbody fleet to be branded as Eurowings
Replies: 63
Views: 11450

Re: Brussels Airlines' integration into EW

So I guess from a Business standpoint it would be best to transform SN into a hybrid carrier. Rebrand the intra-european routes into EW. Rebrand specific Long haul planes as EW for traditional european Long haul Holiday destinations, which has already started. Keep SN as an Independent brand for th...

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by blueflyer
Mon May 27, 2019 6:31 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Boarding pass checks on boarding.
Replies: 5
Views: 647

Re: Boarding pass checks on boarding.

Air Canada is usually-but-not-always pretty strict about checking boarding pass, even if you give them your seat number and can point to it from the door of the aircraft.

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