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by caliboy93
Tue Aug 25, 2020 3:27 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Two Hurricanes in the Gulf of Mexico at the Same Time
Replies: 15
Views: 811

Re: Two Hurricanes in the Gulf of Mexico at the Same Time

How about Marco and Polo?

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by caliboy93
Thu May 28, 2020 5:53 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: (Famous) Cities / Places / Sights Questions and Discussion Thread - 2020
Replies: 184
Views: 12767

Re: The Chrysler Building 90 Year Anniversary

It was built in 1930, far ahead of its time.

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by caliboy93
Sat Apr 25, 2020 11:15 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Muslims and covering up during COVID-19
Replies: 1
Views: 433

Muslims and covering up during COVID-19

Given that Muslims normally cover up in public, and have been traditionally doing so long before the pandemic, how has their public perception changed during this crisis? Because now everyone is covering up, I'm curious if Muslims will find greater acceptance in the community, particularly in the we...

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by caliboy93
Fri Apr 24, 2020 7:14 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Quarantine will reduce crime?
Replies: 15
Views: 855

Quarantine will reduce crime?

Since most of the world population is in quarantine and self-isolation, this includes potential criminals. People, especially youth, will realize what it's like to be confined to a small area for long periods of time, and that being in prison is the same feeling but much worse. Maybe this will help ...

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by caliboy93
Thu Apr 09, 2020 9:32 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What is a fun fact about you?
Replies: 3
Views: 344

What is a fun fact about you?

Let's all state something interesting about ourselves, a unique skill we have or what we have done. I'll go first:

I can imitate effortlessly so many different accents.

Your turn.

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by caliboy93
Sun Apr 05, 2020 8:29 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Will there be another global war?
Replies: 3
Views: 214

Will there be another global war?

In the last few years, nationalism rose, populist movements like Brexit started, and leaders like Trump were elected. It seems like globalization is being attacked, and this pandemic reinforced closing borders and social distancing. Plus the economy is being dealt a catastrophic blow. How likely is ...

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by caliboy93
Sat Mar 28, 2020 4:20 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Do you know Sign Language?
Replies: 7
Views: 521

Do you know Sign Language?

Did any of you guys learn sign language? If so, how?

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by caliboy93
Sun Mar 22, 2020 8:05 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Things to do while social distancing
Replies: 90
Views: 3285

Passing the time in quarantine

What activities are you guys doing to pass the time while in your homes during lockdown? Hobbies, exercise, work, etc/

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by caliboy93
Sun Mar 22, 2020 5:02 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Novel Coronavirus outbreak
Replies: 4092
Views: 164357

Can the coronavirus mutate?

What are the odds of COVID-19 mutating into something more aggressive and lethal, and affecting those who previously weren't vulnerable?

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by caliboy93
Thu Mar 19, 2020 7:17 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Societal Shifts due to Coronavirus
Replies: 23
Views: 1123

Societal Shifts due to Coronavirus

What will possibly be some of the biggest, most notable shifts in society stemming from this outbreak? I know it's too early to tell, but it seems like the following changes will occur: The wealth disparity will be greater (white collar people work from home, hourly workers are laid off). There will...

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by caliboy93
Wed Mar 18, 2020 6:57 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Can Biden defeat Trump to become President?
Replies: 232
Views: 7495

Re: Can Biden defeat Trump to become President?

KFTG wrote:
Yes.


Why do you say so?

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by caliboy93
Wed Mar 18, 2020 6:23 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Can Biden defeat Trump to become President?
Replies: 232
Views: 7495

Can Biden defeat Trump to become President?

So Biden is clearly more establishment unlike Bernie being very fringe left, so naturally Biden can attract more voters - he's pretty much guaranteed at this point to be the Democrat nominee - but can he win the 2020 election and defeat Trump? At this point, what are his odds?

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by caliboy93
Sat Mar 14, 2020 8:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020 - Part II
Replies: 1993
Views: 337588

Re: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020 - Part II

Which airlines are most likely to go out of business due to the COVID pandemic?

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by caliboy93
Wed Mar 11, 2020 5:25 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Bucket Lists
Replies: 35
Views: 1570

Bucket Lists

Do you guys have a bucket list you can share, while crossing off the things you already did?

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by caliboy93
Tue Mar 10, 2020 5:46 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Should booing be banned at sporting events?
Replies: 50
Views: 1788

Should booing be banned at sporting events?

I think that booing at a sporting event is disrespectful. What do you think should happen?

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by caliboy93
Wed Mar 04, 2020 7:53 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Consequences of Trump's re-election
Replies: 148
Views: 8625

Consequences of Trump's re-election

So if Trump was to be re-elected in November, then what would be the outcomes in the world for the next 4 years?

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by caliboy93
Sun Mar 01, 2020 5:17 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What if Hitler visited America?
Replies: 45
Views: 1634

What if Hitler visited America?

Suppose if in the 1930s, Hitler visited and traveled through America, and saw the cities, technology, learned about the democratic processes, and met the ordinary people. How would he have responded to that, and would that have affected his thought process, and thus his policies back in Germany?

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by caliboy93
Thu Feb 27, 2020 4:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Forum Moderator Positions Available Now
Replies: 23
Views: 8682

Re: New Forum Moderator Positions Available Now

Is there any pay?

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by caliboy93
Mon Feb 24, 2020 4:21 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trophies
Replies: 17
Views: 958

Re: Trophies

einsteinboricua wrote:
All the trophies I ever won as a student are stored in my parents' house. If they throw them away, at this point it's whatever. But as a kid, those would be reminders of success (no, they weren't participation trophies either).


Awesome, what activities did you participate in?

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by caliboy93
Sun Feb 23, 2020 10:04 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trophies
Replies: 17
Views: 958

Trophies

Do you guys have a collection of trophies at your home from hobbies, sports played etc? I'd love to know more!

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by caliboy93
Fri Feb 21, 2020 7:18 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What if no one ran for president?
Replies: 19
Views: 875

What if no one ran for president?

Suppose it's an election year (say 2024), and nobody decides to run for the presidency. So therefore, no campaigns, debates, nothing. How is the president selected?

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by caliboy93
Fri Feb 14, 2020 11:29 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Single Awareness Day
Replies: 37
Views: 1368

Single Awareness Day

"Loneliness, or the feeling of being unwanted, is the most terrible form of poverty." -Mother Teresa Today is Single Awareness Day. Please take a moment to think about all those single who are frantically swiping their way through dating apps, and can only dream of sitting at a dinner tabl...

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by caliboy93
Wed Feb 12, 2020 6:23 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Valentine's Day and Virgin Atlantic
Replies: 1
Views: 402

Valentine's Day and Virgin Atlantic

So many people are going to be virgins and singles on Valentine's Day, so will Virgin Atlantic do a Single's Awareness Day promotion? The airline has Virgin in its name.

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by caliboy93
Mon Feb 10, 2020 4:20 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Will supersonic flights ever make a comeback?
Replies: 11
Views: 1267

Will supersonic flights ever make a comeback?

Since the Concorde crash in Paris in 2000, and the last flight in 2003, will we ever see supersonic air travel return?

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by caliboy93
Sat Feb 01, 2020 8:42 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: No more Valentine's Day?
Replies: 35
Views: 1219

No more Valentine's Day?

Should Valentine's Day be banned? It's offensive and discriminatory towards singles, the divorced and widowed.

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by caliboy93
Sat Jan 25, 2020 10:50 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Overweight section on planes?
Replies: 31
Views: 5166

Overweight section on planes?

I hate to say this, but given the rise in physically overweight people worldwide, would it make sense for airlines to add a section that caters to this population, where they have bigger seats? They have to travel too for business, fun, family visits, etc.

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by caliboy93
Fri Jan 24, 2020 4:29 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Smallest international market to/from USA?
Replies: 14
Views: 1363

Smallest international market to/from USA?

So NYC-London is by far the largest international market to and from the USA. But what is the smallest international market? Which US-International city pair has the least passengers and is still connected by a direct flight?

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by caliboy93
Mon Jan 20, 2020 6:48 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: US-LatAm market
Replies: 7
Views: 607

Re: US-LatAm market

Miami, Houston, NYC

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by caliboy93
Mon Jan 20, 2020 6:25 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: US-LatAm market
Replies: 7
Views: 607

US-LatAm market

Which US airports have the largest Latin American markets?

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by caliboy93
Sun Jan 19, 2020 7:58 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Need some advice!
Replies: 11
Views: 579

Need some advice!

Is self marriage a good idea, where you put an engagement ring on your own finger, say the wedding vows in front of a mirror, and dance with a robot?

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by caliboy93
Sat Jan 18, 2020 6:08 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Having feelings for a married woman
Replies: 70
Views: 3996

Re: Having feelings for a married woman

jetero wrote:
Have you been in a relationship before?

(Serious question.)


No, never.

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by caliboy93
Sat Jan 18, 2020 5:02 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Having feelings for a married woman
Replies: 70
Views: 3996

Having feelings for a married woman

Hey, what can I do when I start having feelings for a woman who is taken or married?

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by caliboy93
Fri Jan 17, 2020 9:01 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Rooftop Jacuzzi at JFK Airport in New York City
Replies: 16
Views: 2138

Re: Rooftop Jacuzzi at JFK Airport in New York City

For me, it's all about the plane watching. Hardly any other airport in the world has the variety of airlines and aircraft as JFK

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by caliboy93
Fri Jan 17, 2020 4:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: San Francisco Bay Area Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 98
Views: 11157

Re: San Francisco Bay Area Aviation Thread - 2020

In other news JetBlue will be abandoning OAK dropping JFK, BOS, and LGB http://blueir.investproductions.com/investor-relations/press-releases/2020/01-16-2020-191853268 Really sad considering OAK and LGB were their real mainstays on the West Coast for many of their first years. JB had 9x daily OAK-L...

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by caliboy93
Wed Jan 15, 2020 5:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EWR and Foreign Carriers
Replies: 61
Views: 7235

Re: EWR and Foreign Carriers

Also, Newark and New York sound the same, so maybe it won't make a difference which airport the airline serves?

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by caliboy93
Wed Jan 15, 2020 1:58 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Airline employee stalks female passenger
Replies: 33
Views: 7331

Airline employee stalks female passenger

https://abcnews.go.com/US/woman-sues-am ... d=68268834
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So this is a crazy story. An airline employee gets a passenger's phone number and incessantly texts her throughout the flight like a stalker
https://abcnews.go.com/US/woman-sues-am ... d=68268834

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by caliboy93
Tue Jan 14, 2020 7:20 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: California cities w/out commercial air service?
Replies: 40
Views: 3240

Re: California cities w/out commercial air service?

iflykpdx wrote:
What would you define as "sizable?"


Cities which are large enough and have enough of a market to support any kind of air service.

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by caliboy93
Tue Jan 14, 2020 7:18 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: California cities w/out commercial air service?
Replies: 40
Views: 3240

California cities w/out commercial air service?

Are there sizable cities in California which currently don't have any commercial air service but could really benefit from it? So far I can think of Chico, South Lake Tahoe, Visalia, etc.

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by caliboy93
Wed Jan 01, 2020 10:24 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Happy 2020!
Replies: 6
Views: 468

Re: Happy 2020!

Same! I'm sad every new year's that I don't have someone to kiss at midnight!

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by caliboy93
Tue Dec 31, 2019 8:42 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Goals for 2020
Replies: 12
Views: 645

Goals for 2020

So it's the last day of 2019 (and the 2010s) so what are you anticipating for in 2020? What did you accomplish in 2019 and looking forward to in 2020?

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by caliboy93
Tue Dec 31, 2019 4:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air India announces BOM - STN
Replies: 26
Views: 4168

Re: Air India announces BOM - STN

Why did they choose STN over Gatwick given that the latter is the 2nd major airport?

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by caliboy93
Thu Dec 26, 2019 8:45 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Adopt an Airline
Replies: 22
Views: 1943

Adopt an Airline

So my fellow a.netters. if you were to be given complete control of an airline, what airline would you take and how would you run the airline (it could be management, costs, aircraft, destinations, features)?

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by caliboy93
Sat Dec 21, 2019 8:04 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Palm Springs, CA for Christmas
Replies: 10
Views: 803

Palm Springs, CA for Christmas

So I plan on going for a few days to Palm Springs after Christmas is over, do you guys know of anything to do or recommend down there?

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by caliboy93
Fri Dec 20, 2019 7:12 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: How would a North Korean react to being in America
Replies: 29
Views: 1503

How would a North Korean react to being in America

Imagine if someone in a small North Korean town fled successfully and arrived to an American city. What would be his reaction at seeing all the people, skyscrapers, technology, etc?

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by caliboy93
Mon Dec 09, 2019 5:39 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Losing loved ones at a young age
Replies: 20
Views: 958

Losing loved ones at a young age

Have you lost any family or friends at a young age? For me, I lost a college friend at 20, and many years ago a friend of a family friend died from a food allergy at 9 or 10.

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by caliboy93
Sun Dec 01, 2019 6:48 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Most popular international airports for Americans
Replies: 10
Views: 2269

Most popular international airports for Americans

What are the airports outside the USA which are most popular for US travelers (includes both O/D and connecting). I'm guessing the top 10 are probably Heathrow, Paris, and a mix of Canadian and Mexican cities.

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by caliboy93
Sat Nov 30, 2019 7:24 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Americans dating abroad?
Replies: 30
Views: 1749

Americans dating abroad?

How easy/hard is it for an American to find a date abroad in places like Asia, Latin America, Africa? Does having an American passport and English fluency make you an attractive partner?

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by caliboy93
Sat Nov 30, 2019 5:19 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What if Americans, not the British, colonized India?
Replies: 29
Views: 2024

What if Americans, not the British, colonized India?

So let's say if America colonized India during the 19th century and not the British, and exerted its cultural, political, and economic influence over there. How would India be different?

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by caliboy93
Thu Nov 28, 2019 7:17 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Turkey and Thanksgiving
Replies: 4
Views: 462

Turkey and Thanksgiving

What role does Thanksgiving play in US-Turkey relations? Because Americans love turkey on Thanksgiving, how do the people of Turkey feel about it? Is this a great form of diplomacy? Also, for those who are vegetarian and vegan, do they travel to Turkey for Thanksgiving because they can't eat meat? W...

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