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by caliboy93
Thu Jun 13, 2019 11:56 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Reunification of Korea
Replies: 10
Views: 951

Reunification of Korea

So when the day arrives that North and South Korea come together like Germany in 1989, what are some challenges the North Koreans may face when it comes to integration?

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by caliboy93
Thu Jun 13, 2019 10:50 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Flight Numbers
Replies: 45
Views: 4631

Flight Numbers

How are flight numbers typically assigned? I know that single digit numbers are for most lucrative routes between major cities (NYC-Paris, etc) whereas 4 digit ones are for regional and short-haul.

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by caliboy93
Wed Jun 12, 2019 9:02 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: MEX a global hub?
Replies: 11
Views: 1703

MEX a global hub?

Will we see Aeromexico transform Mexico City into an Emirates-style hub for the Western Hemisphere? Connecting North America to Latin America, and LatAm to Europe/Asia?

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by caliboy93
Wed Jun 12, 2019 4:42 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What did you accomplish in 2019 so far?
Replies: 8
Views: 635

Re: What did you accomplish in 2019 so far?

I got through the annual CT-Scan without new cancers popping up. Not something to be "proud" about, but clearly something to be grateful for. The wife and I reached our 50th Wedding Anniversary in April; again something to be VERY grateful for. In late August I hope to be grateful for liv...

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by caliboy93
Tue Jun 11, 2019 7:57 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What did you accomplish in 2019 so far?
Replies: 8
Views: 635

What did you accomplish in 2019 so far?

What are your best moments in 2019 that you are proud of?

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by caliboy93
Mon Jun 10, 2019 4:19 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Iran Air capable of ME3/Turkish style expansion
Replies: 16
Views: 1631

Iran Air capable of ME3/Turkish style expansion

Will we see Iran air expanding like neighboring Turkish Airlines and ME3 carriers?

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by caliboy93
Fri Jun 07, 2019 7:57 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: One global currency?
Replies: 28
Views: 1294

One global currency?

Should the world follow the example of the EU and have a global currency? Maybe we can call it the globe. Is this feasible, and what would be the pros and cons of this?

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by caliboy93
Thu Jun 06, 2019 11:27 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Powerful Letter from Young person with terminal cancer
Replies: 2
Views: 737

Powerful Letter from Young person with terminal cancer

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I found this incredibly powerful and sad letter written by a young woman who recently died from cancer at 27(!) I read it and it talks about how we should live our life
https://thoughtcatalog.com/callie-byrne ... beautiful/

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by caliboy93
Thu Jun 06, 2019 9:51 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Consequences of Climate Change
Replies: 150
Views: 5181

Consequences of Climate Change

What are the long-term scenarios associated with unchecked climate change?

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by caliboy93
Wed Jun 05, 2019 12:30 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: White Plains airport (NYC)
Replies: 15
Views: 1864

White Plains airport (NYC)

Will we see international growth from Westchester county airport north of NYC, and have transatlantic flights like at JFK and Newark?

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by caliboy93
Fri May 31, 2019 9:05 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Born on an international flight
Replies: 18
Views: 2626

Born on an international flight

Suppose a baby is born on a flight from Canada to Mexico while it was flying over the USA. The mother and father have citizenship of two different countries (India and Japan). What would the citizenship of the baby be?

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by caliboy93
Thu May 30, 2019 5:15 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Will LAX pass ATL to become the world's busiest airport?
Replies: 34
Views: 2954

Re: Will LAX pass ATL to become the world's busiest airport?

B747forever wrote:
Well, we are already the worlds busiest O&D airport in the world. A much better metric than counting all those connecting pax that don't help the local economy that much!


Ironically, everytime I flew into LAX it was for connection only!

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by caliboy93
Wed May 29, 2019 9:09 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Will LAX pass ATL to become the world's busiest airport?
Replies: 34
Views: 2954

Re: Will LAX pass ATL to become the world's busiest airport?

No, because LAX is not a huge hub for any major airline, whereas ATL is a massive hub for Delta and its geographic location makes it convenient for passengers connecting domestically. In the world, ATL won't stay at #1 forever - I think it will pass the crown to IST which is projected to have 150 mi...

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by caliboy93
Wed May 29, 2019 9:01 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Best Airline Ads
Replies: 59
Views: 2955

Re: Best Airline Ads

My personal favorite are the ones by Turkish Airlines

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by caliboy93
Wed May 29, 2019 8:00 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Best Airline Ads
Replies: 59
Views: 2955

Best Airline Ads

What are the best airline ads out there?

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by caliboy93
Wed May 29, 2019 2:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lack of Transatlantic Service from Ohio
Replies: 86
Views: 8192

Re: Lack of Transatlantic Service from Ohio

Proximity to Chicago and the East Coast which have the lion's share of transatlantic flights.

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by caliboy93
Mon May 27, 2019 12:38 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Holiday for Firefighters/Police Officers needed
Replies: 14
Views: 1346

Holiday for Firefighters/Police Officers needed

Right now it's Memorial Day here in the US, and it's mainly for military members who have fallen in the line of duty. As much as I respect and honor the military, I also feel that we should celebrate firefighters and police officers who serve others regularly by having a day dedicated to them. Whene...

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by caliboy93
Thu May 16, 2019 5:50 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Updated: Media Spinning MO abortion "ban"
Replies: 389
Views: 20142

Updated: Media Spinning MO abortion "ban"

Many states like Georgia, Alabama, and Missouri are suddenly passing strict anti-abortion laws which completely forbid abortion regardless of circumstances, and has life sentences for doctors who perform one. I think it's crazy, because while I'm actually more pro-life, in certain situations a pregn...

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by caliboy93
Wed May 15, 2019 9:13 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Aviation in 2050
Replies: 21
Views: 1504

Aviation in 2050

What will the aviation landscape likely be like in 2050? I'm talking about aviation trends, airport layouts, etc.

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by caliboy93
Mon May 13, 2019 10:15 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why did Qantas never order the 777?
Replies: 14
Views: 4129

Why did Qantas never order the 777?

I find this a mystery, it seems strange that Qantas has never ordered the 777. What do you guys think?

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by caliboy93
Mon May 13, 2019 4:12 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Hobbies outside of aviation
Replies: 38
Views: 4238

Hobbies outside of aviation

So apparently everyone on this group has a strong interest in aviation. But what are your interests outside of aviation? Mine are hiking, reading, working out, travelling, and finding new hobbies every day.

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by caliboy93
Mon May 06, 2019 10:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air New Zealand to JFK?
Replies: 55
Views: 7996

Air New Zealand to JFK?

So at this point, any major international airline which doesn't serve JFK has a huge hole in their route map. When can we see Air New Zealand starting nonstop service to JFK from Auckland?

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by caliboy93
Sun May 05, 2019 4:30 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Transgender athletes in sport
Replies: 102
Views: 4947

Transgender athletes in sport

So recently, sprinter Caster Semenya was banned from competing in the 800m unless she reduces her testosterone levels to acceptable level - comparable to other female athletes. It's an extremely controversial situation, where her levels are natural and some feel like a violation of transgender right...

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by caliboy93
Sat Apr 27, 2019 5:03 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Accomplishments
Replies: 21
Views: 1606

Accomplishments

What is your proudest accomplishment in life?

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by caliboy93
Wed Apr 24, 2019 9:28 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Funniest in-flight announcements?
Replies: 44
Views: 3360

Funniest in-flight announcements?

Any funny personal experiences with this? It can also include takeoffs and landings

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by caliboy93
Mon Apr 22, 2019 9:40 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Busiest aviation markets without nonstop service
Replies: 20
Views: 2972

Re: Busiest aviation markets without nonstop service

Any market without nonstop service to London would qualify.

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by caliboy93
Sat Apr 20, 2019 11:36 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Ticket refund for delays?
Replies: 18
Views: 1724

Ticket refund for delays?

So obviously delays are an inconvenience, sometimes for reasons out of the airline's control (weather, accidents, etc). Nevertheless, passengers have their time wasted and the flight time doesn't decrease after the delay ends. So is it fair to expect airlines to compensate the passengers by offering...

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by caliboy93
Sat Apr 20, 2019 6:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue at Orange County
Replies: 54
Views: 5280

Re: JetBlue at Orange County

I wonder what it would be like for an A380 from an overseas destination.

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by caliboy93
Fri Apr 19, 2019 11:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue at Orange County
Replies: 54
Views: 5280

JetBlue at Orange County

I noticed that JetBlue flies from nearly every airport in the LA area with the notable exception of SNA.

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by caliboy93
Wed Apr 17, 2019 11:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Phoenix to Tokyo?
Replies: 68
Views: 9440

AA Phoenix to Tokyo?

Since AA TATL has finally arrived to PHX, can the same be said for AA TPAC to Tokyo from PHX?

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by caliboy93
Fri Apr 12, 2019 5:49 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Doping in sports
Replies: 20
Views: 3291

Doping in sports

How big is the doping issue in sports, and what actions can be taken to combat it more effectively? It's such a shame that it continues to happen.

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by caliboy93
Fri Apr 05, 2019 6:49 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Busiest aviation markets without nonstop service
Replies: 20
Views: 2972

Busiest aviation markets without nonstop service

Some that come to my mind are NYC-Australia/NZ/South Pacific, California to SE Asia (ex Singapore), and London-Auckland. What else can you guys think of?

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by caliboy93
Thu Apr 04, 2019 4:05 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Effects of travelling on Royal Brunei
Replies: 72
Views: 7325

Re: Royal Brunei

Royal Brunei is not ME3, US3 or BA/AF/LH/KL, it's really small, so I doubt the boycott will have a far reach.

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by caliboy93
Tue Apr 02, 2019 7:37 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Number of daily London-USA flights?
Replies: 18
Views: 2667

Number of daily London-USA flights?

How many daily flights are there between London and USA, from all airports? I know there are 30 alone to the NYC metro area.

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by caliboy93
Mon Apr 01, 2019 6:43 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Adopt an Airport
Replies: 0
Views: 777

Adopt an Airport

If you could adopt an airport, which one would it be and why? How would you change the airport and make it better for everyone?

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by caliboy93
Sat Mar 30, 2019 5:00 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: How did you get interested in Aviation?
Replies: 17
Views: 1281

How did you get interested in Aviation?

I always thought I was knowledgeable in aviation, until I read the forums a lot, and was very humbled by the depth of knowledge and insight on here. So I'm wondering what got you interested in aviation. What is your story?

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by caliboy93
Thu Mar 28, 2019 11:35 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Frankfurt and the Olympics
Replies: 8
Views: 1166

Re: Frankfurt and the Olympics

Hosting the Olympics is like spending a fortune to add an extra room to your house for a huge neighborhood party, only to have that room not being used afterwards or even having the mess cleaned up.

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by caliboy93
Thu Mar 28, 2019 8:25 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Insanity Defense
Replies: 5
Views: 560

The Insanity Defense

Many people who have mental illness and committed crimes have been found not guilty by reason of insanity, most notably the man who shot former President Reagan. Is it a valid defense, or what should the threshold be for mental illness to be used as a valid reason for not being convicted?

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by caliboy93
Tue Mar 26, 2019 7:08 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Frankfurt and the Olympics
Replies: 8
Views: 1166

Frankfurt and the Olympics

Would Frankfurt be a great candidate city for the Olympics in the future? Besides being a massive transport hub, it has the infrastructure and budget, so it's better positioned than many cities that expressed interest, particularly in S America and Africa. Also, Germans are very successful throughou...

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by caliboy93
Mon Mar 18, 2019 4:59 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Bucket List
Replies: 20
Views: 1536

Bucket List

So what have you guys done so far that counts toward your bucket lists?

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by caliboy93
Sun Mar 17, 2019 8:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Special Pan Am livery
Replies: 30
Views: 6029

Special Pan Am livery

Should an airline paint their aircraft with the Pan Am livery, like how BA is doing with BOAC? So that the new generation of travelers and aviation enthusiasts can experience seeing the iconic livery at the airports. I would love to see an aircraft painted with the livery, Pan Am is a pioneer in the...

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by caliboy93
Sat Mar 09, 2019 11:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Armenia long-haul flights
Replies: 51
Views: 6005

Armenia long-haul flights

Will we see long haul service from Armenia in the future? Maybe to LAX given their massive Armenian population?

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by caliboy93
Thu Mar 07, 2019 6:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar Airways announces 7 new destinations
Replies: 57
Views: 13703

Re: Qatar Airways announces 7 new destinations

How about EWR?

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by caliboy93
Thu Mar 07, 2019 8:52 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Hobbies?
Replies: 29
Views: 3436

Re: Hobbies?

Redd wrote:
Cycling, flying, photography, education, skiing, cars, motorcycles, sailing, traveling, urban farming...... and I wonder why I'm always broke..


Live life while you can, make memories and have great life experiences!

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by caliboy93
Wed Mar 06, 2019 9:16 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Hobbies?
Replies: 29
Views: 3436

Hobbies?

So what hobbies do you guys have?

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by caliboy93
Sat Mar 02, 2019 8:44 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Iran Air without embargo?
Replies: 16
Views: 1786

Iran Air without embargo?

So what are your hypothesis on what Iran Air would look like had there never been a Western embargo? If they could have ordered all those Boeings and Airbuses?

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by caliboy93
Sat Mar 02, 2019 12:34 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Working at 9-5 vs working at startup, which is better?
Replies: 14
Views: 1377

Working at 9-5 vs working at startup, which is better?

What is better, working at a 9-5 or working at a startup? I know startups have more creative freedom, high risk/reward, and amazing benefits, whereas 9-5 is kind of the opposite.

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by caliboy93
Fri Mar 01, 2019 7:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MIAT Mongol applies for U.S. service
Replies: 22
Views: 3974

Re: MIAT Mongol applies for U.S. service

I thought MIAT's first US route would be to Casper, Wyoming

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by caliboy93
Wed Feb 27, 2019 10:50 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Coolest college experiences
Replies: 12
Views: 1081

Coolest college experiences

So what are some of the coolest things you did in college, or coolest experiences you had?

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