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by Kno
Wed May 22, 2019 10:00 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Man threatens to Kill as Every Girl he sees..Gets Probation
Replies: 30
Views: 1014

Re: Man threatens to Kill as Every Girl he sees..Gets Probation

Geee I wonder why none of the girls liked him

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by Kno
Wed May 22, 2019 8:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Tries to Seat 2-,4-,6-Year Old Children Separate from Parents
Replies: 73
Views: 8227

Re: United Tries to Seat 2-,4-,6-Year Old Children Separate from Parents

I don’t trust this poorly written sensationalist article and I don’t think we have enough information to determine what actually happened and whose fault it really is.

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by Kno
Wed May 22, 2019 4:05 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Hobbies outside of aviation
Replies: 32
Views: 2530

Re: Hobbies outside of aviation

Cars, I even own a fancy sports car myself which I use when I'm home. Nothing super crazy, it's no Ferrari or McLaren or Lambo ofc, but it's a fantastic thing, driving it is my 3rd favorite activity after flying and spending time with family. I'm also a big Star Wars fan and love reading, as well a...

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by Kno
Wed May 22, 2019 4:02 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Have you ever been able to change someone's mind
Replies: 20
Views: 960

Re: Have you ever been able to change someone's mind

Yes absolutely, I think these changes of the mind typically come about in relationships, close friendships, and among family. People you know that well can exchange information with great influence.

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by Kno
Sat May 18, 2019 1:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: American Airlines To Bring Back Seatback IFEs On Domestic Aircraft
Replies: 168
Views: 18693

Re: Rumor: American Airlines To Bring Back Seatback IFEs On Domestic Aircraft

BYOD is much better than seatback IFE. Even when IFE is available, I use my iPad to stream content via WiFi. This is something people with iPads love to say, but a lot of us don’t have / want iPads. I also don’t want to have to fuss with my laptop and deal with planning out my content in advance or...

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by Kno
Thu May 16, 2019 7:33 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Anti-abortion wave across America
Replies: 300
Views: 10808

Re: Anti-abortion wave across America

One day, many moons from now, people will look back at this period in history the same way we look back at Nazi Germany today and wonder how it was possible for a group of people who consider themselves so enlightened and morally superior to everyone to condone the dehumanizing and wholesale slaugh...

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by Kno
Wed May 15, 2019 8:07 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Renting a car and driving in the UK with a US drivers license
Replies: 38
Views: 1747

Re: Renting a car and driving in the UK with a US drivers license

23yrs in the car rental business at LHR, gotta say the Americans were one of the better drivers we encountered. One biggie which tended to throw em was Roundabouts. Not to many in the US so not much experience of them, give way to the right when entering.Enjoy the ride. I guess that depends where i...

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by Kno
Wed May 15, 2019 4:57 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Renting a car and driving in the UK with a US drivers license
Replies: 38
Views: 1747

Re: Renting a car and driving in the UK with a US drivers license

23yrs in the car rental business at LHR, gotta say the Americans were one of the better drivers we encountered. One biggie which tended to throw em was Roundabouts. Not to many in the US so not much experience of them, give way to the right when entering.Enjoy the ride. I guess that depends where i...

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by Kno
Wed May 15, 2019 4:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Seattle is Vancouver's greatest threat to Trans-Pacific airport hub supremacy
Replies: 84
Views: 11314

Re: Seattle is Vancouver's greatest threat to Trans-Pacific airport hub supremacy

I don't find it unrealistic that travelers would drive from SEA or PDX to YVR if the fares justify it. Folks from BOS drive to JFK all the time to travel internationally despite the wealth of options from BOS and the 4 hour drive to JFK. For some who aren't traveling for work a significantly more ex...

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by Kno
Mon May 13, 2019 7:39 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Wide bodies operating into LGA anymore ?
Replies: 10
Views: 2091

Re: Wide bodies operating into LGA anymore ?

I know it’s hardly a widebody, but my BOS-LGA flight on Delta yesterday had a 757-200 sub in for an A220! Since there haven’t been any scheduled 757 services to LGA for ~5 years, I thought it was rather cool. It was a very fun flight and landing, and there were only about 60 of us onboard. I took a...

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by Kno
Mon May 13, 2019 4:41 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Hobbies outside of aviation
Replies: 32
Views: 2530

Re: Hobbies outside of aviation

I LOVE music and diesel trucks. Especially the diesel pick ups of the 90s and early 00s with all of the interesting builds and modifications you can do. I go to concerts a lot. I love finding old soul records, forgotten hip-hop classics, the more soulful side of 70s rock (think Allman Brothers Sweet...

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by Kno
Sun May 12, 2019 2:14 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Cop who shot Justine Damond in MSP found guilty
Replies: 22
Views: 2033

Re: Cop who shot Justine Damond in MSP found guilty

A white cop in Florida was just convicted for shooting a black motorist who's car broke down. And a South Carolina cop was convicted for shooting a black suspect who was running away. It can't be true! Soon people will be asking for links :lol: Innocent black folks have been killed by police at a d...

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by Kno
Wed May 08, 2019 9:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 974
Views: 125323

Re: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019

I think that the problem with Terminal A is the rapid Delta growth. It's very true that it can be very hard to find a seat at Legal's or Lucky's (which actually has surprisingly good food - at least for what I order, which is almost always the greek salad with chicken). The little kiosk also has su...

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by Kno
Wed May 08, 2019 9:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 974
Views: 125323

Re: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019

Apologies for the off-topic question but does anyone else have/have heard of general disappointment with Terminal A? I've flown JetBlue many times and was a United FF for a while travelling through Terminal B. I've recently had to switch to Delta and I've been very disappointed with Terminal A. I f...

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by Kno
Wed May 08, 2019 5:11 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Flying out of BOS; do you prefer looking out one side of the plane over the other?
Replies: 3
Views: 303

Re: Flying out of BOS; do you prefer looking out one side of the plane over the other?

It’s hard to say what the runway configuration would be in advance but I’d say your best bet is usually on the right side for a city view and view of the airport as you take off. It’s my home airport so I fly out of BOS consistently.

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by Kno
Wed May 08, 2019 4:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air New Zealand to JFK?
Replies: 55
Views: 7851

Re: Air New Zealand to JFK?

What is this UA feed you guys keep talking about? Where does EWR make sense to connect to AKL from besides small north east markets with barely any pax who’d go there anyway? I agree EWR doesn't have the connection opportunities anything like ORD,IAH,LAX or SFO. However, given UA is their partner i...

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by Kno
Wed May 08, 2019 1:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 974
Views: 125323

Re: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019

Apologies for the off-topic question but does anyone else have/have heard of general disappointment with Terminal A? I've flown JetBlue many times and was a United FF for a while travelling through Terminal B. I've recently had to switch to Delta and I've been very disappointed with Terminal A. I f...

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by Kno
Tue May 07, 2019 11:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air New Zealand to JFK?
Replies: 55
Views: 7851

Re: Air New Zealand to JFK?

What is this UA feed you guys keep talking about? Where does EWR make sense to connect to AKL from besides small north east markets with barely any pax who’d go there anyway?

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by Kno
Tue May 07, 2019 7:30 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: How do you even make friends in today's age.
Replies: 62
Views: 4816

Re: How do you even make friends in today's age.

Because it is all about being egocentric, selfish, and narcissistic for the current generation. No generation has been as self-absorbed as the Millennials, taking selfies (of themselves) 24/7. The increase in secularism also adds to this issue. Whereas in the past, more people were religious and we...

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by Kno
Tue May 07, 2019 1:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 974
Views: 125323

Re: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019

It's an enormous market especially when you consider that there are no *A flights from BOS to Asia so UA connects a lot of people to/from Asia via SFO. I suspect the 777's were primarily a stop-gap measure until they could get enough 752's with flat beds. the number of UA 752s (all of which have li...

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by Kno
Mon May 06, 2019 3:03 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: A much needed debate on carry on luggage.
Replies: 127
Views: 8131

Re: A much needed debate on carry on luggage.

BerenErchamion wrote:
Kno wrote:
[quote="ethernal"
I read one potentially good suggestion in this thread, having an auto lock feature for the bins in an emergency situation.


You'd need data on whether or not people would spend longer trying to open it up before they give up than it would take to just get their luggage out, and it'd be interesting to see how the engineers would go about gathering that data.


Agreed!

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by Kno
Mon May 06, 2019 1:55 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: A much needed debate on carry on luggage.
Replies: 127
Views: 8131

Re: A much needed debate on carry on luggage.

I've been a lurker here for years. I've sometimes felt motivated to post but never gone through the motions of registering. Up until now. Because airliners.net has clearly gone absolutely insane on this topic. There's usually at least a few voices of reason on controversial topics, but it appears t...

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by Kno
Mon May 06, 2019 11:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 974
Views: 125323

Re: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019

ghoepers wrote:
tlecam wrote:
Back when United was in C, the San Francisco bound 757/767s often used C17.



Btw, does anyone know if there’s any chance that United will bring back 777 to perform SFO-BOS ?


When did they take them off the schedule?

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by Kno
Sat May 04, 2019 5:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 974
Views: 125323

Re: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019

Anyone hear rumors or Logan express starting Worcester to Logan? I should hope that’s not that case. Folks in Worcester can already access LEX through Framingham, and massport has worked hard to add airline service to ORH. A bus to Worcester would make zero sense. It’s been said several times here ...

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by Kno
Fri May 03, 2019 2:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 974
Views: 125323

Re: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019

I read an article suggesting that AA could bring back BOS-LHR. I suppose it’s feasible since they could do it with the ‘smaller’ 787-8 than those 777s were. Not known is whether BA would revert back to 3x daily to enable that. Do you have a way to link the article? It seems odd given AAs significan...

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by Kno
Tue Apr 30, 2019 12:17 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: No jail time for child rapist
Replies: 13
Views: 1037

Re: No jail time for child rapist

And yet we have minorities doing football numbers for far lesser crimes committed for the sake of putting food on the table.

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by Kno
Tue Apr 30, 2019 12:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 974
Views: 125323

Re: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019

At BOS for a trip to MCO and interesting announcement of a gate change for EI134 to Shannon from C18, I guess that gate can also take a big NB without issue because C17 is being used by TAP C17 and C21 are corner gates and they take widebodies without blocking anything. Keep in mind before b6 took ...

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by Kno
Sun Apr 28, 2019 2:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 974
Views: 125323

Re: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019

5 routes to East Asia (and probably will be 6-7 in a couple of years) and possibly both routes BOS has had to South America are gone by the end of the year per the GRU-FCO axing thread. Is it just South America economy? Bad luck with the carriers restructuring? Is it geography? Is it CM being the f...

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by Kno
Sun Apr 28, 2019 5:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 974
Views: 125323

Re: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019

I work at one of the local TV stations in Boston, and as someone who uses the airport quite often for personal trips (via Logan Express), I've been playing email tag with Massport PR officials. The #1 goal of Massport is to move people away from using ride-sharing and getting them to use public tra...

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by Kno
Wed Apr 24, 2019 1:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines "Evolution" to Globe Livery released
Replies: 1711
Views: 331119

Re: United Airlines "Evolution" to Globe Livery released

Love all the whining on here with pretty much EVERY new livery a major carrier comes out with! I personally like the new livery, keeps the Continental globe but has the United 2003-2009 colour pallette for the tail. Just how a merged airline should be. That sums up this website perfect. People clam...

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by Kno
Tue Apr 23, 2019 10:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Widebody Thread - 2019
Replies: 514
Views: 101123

Re: Delta Widebody Thread - 2019

I don’t believe I’ve seen anything here but it’s worth mentioning that a 76W is now on the BOS-SLC route.

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by Kno
Mon Apr 22, 2019 8:18 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: IFE in 2019 - Huh?
Replies: 25
Views: 3122

Re: IFE in 2019 - Huh?

I could be wrong but last I checked United offered internationally configured 757s on the route along side its domestic 777s, Delta once had international 757s on the route, I'm not sure if they are now domestic 757s but they should have seat back IFE either way, and the mint planes on Jetblue cert...

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by Kno
Mon Apr 22, 2019 7:15 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: IFE in 2019 - Huh?
Replies: 25
Views: 3122

Re: IFE in 2019 - Huh?

United has had a fleet of domestic 777s since the 90s which never had seat back IFE it’s not really some new age FU where they are doing away with seat back IFE the domestic 777s were never meant to have it but it certainly would be nice if they did especially since every other plane on the route d...

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by Kno
Mon Apr 22, 2019 4:49 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Newest airline liveries: will they last?
Replies: 14
Views: 2172

Re: Newest airline liveries: will they last?

Was there any overlap where Delta had all 4 liveries at once? IE did anything go from widget to current colors?

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by Kno
Sun Apr 21, 2019 9:49 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: IFE in 2019 - Huh?
Replies: 25
Views: 3122

Re: IFE in 2019 - Huh?

United has had a fleet of domestic 777s since the 90s which never had seat back IFE it’s not really some new age FU where they are doing away with seat back IFE the domestic 777s were never meant to have it but it certainly would be nice if they did especially since every other plane on the route d...

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by Kno
Sat Apr 20, 2019 3:28 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: IFE in 2019 - Huh?
Replies: 25
Views: 3122

Re: IFE in 2019 - Huh?

Quick backstory here before I begin - growing up, I would spend summers on the east coast hence I pretty much remember flying United PDX-ORD-MHT (and back) with my mom and family for as long as I can recall. Everything felt so simple back then (but maybe I'm remembering wrong) - no web check-in, no...

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by Kno
Thu Apr 18, 2019 1:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA300 JFK-LAX Hits object on takeoff!
Replies: 139
Views: 38767

Re: AA300 JFK-LAX Hits object on takeoff!

https://twitter.com/cbsthismorning/status/1118490854451240961?s=21 At least they used the current livery in the animation : sarcasm ;) They ALMOST got it right. :) I’m just impressed that they realized this particular a321 is a custom one off built with the nose gear under the l2 door and double bo...

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by Kno
Thu Apr 18, 2019 3:25 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: My Tiny Hometown on a UAL Aircraft
Replies: 8
Views: 1974

Re: My Tiny Hometown on a UAL Aircraft

I’m from Boston but my grandfather lived in Clinton NJ when I was growing up, I have many great memories of getting ice cream (I forget the name but I’m sure you know it) or pizza at pizza como and going down to the mill. It’s a beautiful part of the country. One of my college friends happens to liv...

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by Kno
Thu Apr 18, 2019 1:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The largest aircraft in EGE!
Replies: 6
Views: 1883

Re: The largest aircraft in EGE!

The 767 is the biggest pax plane that’s actually visited and the c17 has been there a few times which is technically the biggest I believe

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by Kno
Wed Apr 17, 2019 8:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA300 JFK-LAX Hits object on takeoff!
Replies: 139
Views: 38767

Re: AA300 JFK-LAX Hits object on takeoff!

I was on this flight and it was the roughest takeoff by far I had ever been a part of. To the point I bought the internet after take off and texted my father within 8 minutes to tell him how bad it was. It took over 10 minutes for the pilot to tell us of an incident that he related to “computer pro...

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by Kno
Wed Apr 17, 2019 7:25 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Which of the US3 has the best hubs?
Replies: 29
Views: 2372

Re: Which of the US3 has the best hubs?

Delta easily, some might argue United has the best geography but there are few places Delta would send you with a geographically less convenient connection. The terminals and airports they are hubbed at are far superior.

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by Kno
Wed Apr 17, 2019 7:20 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: New cop car design graphic too aggressive
Replies: 43
Views: 3402

Re: New cop car design graphic too aggressive

It looks tacky and stupid, but of course in Laguna Beach you'll find plenty of people with nothing better to complain about.

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by Kno
Wed Apr 17, 2019 3:34 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Chick-fil-A Hits Turbulence At Three U.S. Airports
Replies: 161
Views: 13263

Re: Chick-fil-A Hits Turbulence At Three U.S. Airports

I don’t support the morals behind CFA but I’ll go there on rare occasion when it’s the best option for food - frankly if we all give a true effort to avoid supporting morally questionable companies we’d all be making our own clothing eating from our own gardens and walking as a main form of transpor...

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by Kno
Tue Apr 16, 2019 4:49 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Pop Culture Frenzies You Simply Do Not Care About
Replies: 49
Views: 3554

Re: Pop Culture Frenzies You Simply Do Not Care About

The mostly vapid Top 40.... 25 Songs Have Each Played Over 1 Billion Times On Spotify https://www.hypebot.com/hypebot/2019/04/25-songs-have-each-played-over-1b-times-on-spotify.html I haven't intentionally listened to any of these songs: Ed Sheeran - “Shape of You” Drake - “One Dance (ft. Wizkid an...

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by Kno
Mon Apr 15, 2019 5:06 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Pop Culture Frenzies You Simply Do Not Care About
Replies: 49
Views: 3554

Re: Pop Culture Frenzies You Simply Do Not Care About

Some medieval show is going to be on for the like 27th season or something. Game Of Chess or whatever. Dragons and gratuitous nudity and people falling out castle windows. I have paint I need to watch dry. I love the hair dresser qween screeching on and on about the previous episode on social media...

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by Kno
Fri Apr 12, 2019 7:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why do sports charters sometimes use BED at Boston?
Replies: 18
Views: 2161

Re: Why do sports charters sometimes use BED at Boston?

There is a video of a 767 being used for a sports charter out of BED and Delta's 757s are regulars there. BED is next to Boston's wealthiest suburbs and right off 95 so it's definitely most convenient for home town players if they are coming from their homes. It's a weird sight driving down 95 and s...

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by Kno
Thu Mar 14, 2019 9:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines "Evolution" to Globe Livery released
Replies: 1711
Views: 331119

Re: United Airlines "Evolution" to Globe Livery coming in April

lostsound wrote:
Just preparing y'all for the inevitable:

Image


On one hand I like it.

On the other hand this exact livery is already on a number of airlines in 2019.

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by Kno
Thu Mar 14, 2019 10:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777-9 roll out delayed (originally planned for 13 Mar)
Replies: 207
Views: 46398

Re: Boeing 777-9 roll out delayed (originally planned for 13 Mar)

Looks good except, has Boeing jacked up the nose gear like they did with the Max for better engine clearance ? It looks like it sits with a slight nose up attitude, unattractive Also noticed much cleaner tail cone with no APU exhaust on the side, I believe it vents from the upper surface now, don’t...

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by Kno
Fri Mar 08, 2019 3:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines "Evolution" to Globe Livery released
Replies: 1711
Views: 331119

Re: United Airlines "Evolution" to Globe Livery coming in April

I just hope there is no wavy cheatline.

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by Kno
Tue Mar 05, 2019 5:46 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Dating age gap
Replies: 42
Views: 4059

Re: Dating age gap

Have you asked yourself what does it say about you that you don't find women closer to your own age attractive? Nature tells us that the younger, slimmer and attractive they are the better mate they will be (up until breeding age). Having said that, at least you won't have any of the hypergamous BS...

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