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by phatfarmlines
Sun Jan 16, 2022 5:15 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: One Year Since US Capitol Insurrection
Replies: 192
Views: 7532

Re: One Year Since US Capitol Insurrection

casinterest wrote:
Last night in his Arizona "rally" Trump attacked and insulted the police officers that were tasked with defending the capitol from the Mob that was unleashed.


I saw that - disgusting is all I can say. This guy really wants to stir the pot further.

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by phatfarmlines
Sat Jan 15, 2022 4:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: West Coast Florida (TPA, PIE, SRQ, PGD, RSW, APF) Aviation Thread - 2022
Replies: 9
Views: 1363

Re: West Coast Florida (TPA, PIE, SRQ, PGD, RSW, APF) Aviation Thread - 2022

Where could the additional 5 gates be put in?? At one point they would be pushing into the fuel farm, maybe on the northern side or remove the employee parking lot and the pond by Rwy 4? Why does the SMAA feel the need to build a separate unit terminal? Seems like the current facility should be abl...

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by phatfarmlines
Fri Jan 14, 2022 8:15 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Covid19 Vaccine Experience Thread
Replies: 149
Views: 16585

Re: Covid19 Vaccine Experience Thread

After doing my research online and reading news articles, and following the COVID threads on here as well as other forums, I decided to go for the first Pfizer shot this past Saturday evening. Injection was painless, though I noted more tenderness in the shoulder area thereafter than I am used to w...

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by phatfarmlines
Fri Jan 14, 2022 8:09 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: One Year Since US Capitol Insurrection
Replies: 192
Views: 7532

Re: One Year Since US Capitol Insurrection

He was tone deaf. For the media to think Republicans will allow him to be a candidate again is also being tone deaf. But hey, what ever drives ad revenue and campaign contributions. It's not just that. The GOP members congress had an opportunity to disassociate themselves from Trump once and for al...

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by phatfarmlines
Mon Jan 10, 2022 9:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Police pull pilot from plane moments before train crash
Replies: 62
Views: 7934

Re: Police pull pilot from plane moments before train crash

WHP - this airport has had several accident in recent years, correct? At first, I thought the Cessna had collided with the train while it was airborne. So, only two injuries (Pilot and bystander that got hit by debris)? Do passenger trains in this situation, obviously more typical collisions with la...

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by phatfarmlines
Mon Jan 10, 2022 2:27 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Fire at a New York City Apartment Building
Replies: 9
Views: 693

Re: Fire at a New York City Apartment Building

From Google Maps, this looks like a relatively new building…at least compared to those around it. So, yes, code violation questions will be asked. The other questions should, among other things, revolve around the occupancy load of the building and various apartments and the actual load of those ap...

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by phatfarmlines
Sun Jan 09, 2022 5:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NYC (JFK/EWR/LGA/SWF/HPN/ISP) Aviation Thread - 2022
Replies: 47
Views: 6278

Re: NYC (JFK/EWR/LGA/SWF/HPN/ISP) Aviation Thread - 2022

I flew into HPN last week for the first time in over a decade. The terminal is shameful! Grotesque carpeting, narrow corridors, harsh lighting...everything felt dilapidated and lowbrow. Ironic given where it's situated. I'm sure the NIMBY's don't care about the state of the cattle building, but gro...

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by phatfarmlines
Sun Jan 09, 2022 4:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austin Aviation Thread - 2022
Replies: 87
Views: 8794

Re: Austin Aviation Thread - 2022

Bunch of legal shenanigans going on with the South Terminal. What's going on with the South Terminal? I understand it will go away to allow for development of the midfield complex. The developer is suing the city because they believe under their contract they should have had the right to be consult...

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by phatfarmlines
Sun Jan 09, 2022 3:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austin Aviation Thread - 2022
Replies: 87
Views: 8794

Re: Austin Aviation Thread - 2022

masonh2479 wrote:
Bunch of legal shenanigans going on with the South Terminal.


What's going on with the South Terminal? I understand it will go away to allow for development of the midfield complex.

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by phatfarmlines
Sun Jan 09, 2022 4:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jetblue Network Thread - 2022
Replies: 129
Views: 22009

Re: Jetblue Network Thread - 2022

Thin transcons: FLL-SEA - not good, This really a route that they have to use mint for. Not having a premium cabin really hurts them here. It was a terrible idea to start this route with A320. FLL-PDX - not good, I'm not sure this is a route they should be flying FLL-PHX - I know this started pre-C...

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by phatfarmlines
Sun Jan 09, 2022 2:33 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Any of you have smart thermostats?
Replies: 18
Views: 846

Re: Any of you have smart thermostats?

I have Nest, which is great to incorporate into other products like smart light switches.

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by phatfarmlines
Sun Jan 09, 2022 1:33 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Covid19 Vaccine Experience Thread
Replies: 149
Views: 16585

Re: Covid19 Vaccine Experience Thread

After doing my research online and reading news articles, and following the COVID threads on here as well as other forums, I decided to go for the first Pfizer shot this past Saturday evening. Injection was painless, though I noted more tenderness in the shoulder area thereafter than I am used to w...

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by phatfarmlines
Sun Jan 02, 2022 10:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Breeze Airways - News and Discussion Thread - 2022
Replies: 65
Views: 12223

Re: Breeze Airways - News and Discussion Thread - 2022

The important thing about anything Neeleman is that he's going to line up a huge, gigantic, enormous cushion of investment capital before he pulls the trigger on anything. That's how JetBlue survived some initial hiccups and dips that would have sunk anyone else. If they're running about 50-60 pax ...

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by phatfarmlines
Sun Jan 02, 2022 8:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta scales back JFK T4 plans
Replies: 113
Views: 28538

Re: Delta scales back JFK T4 plans

NYCDM wrote:

And the inbound tonight from PHX arrives T1. Weird.


It has been mentioned that T1 is not capable of taking domestic arrivals. And DL is using T1?

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by phatfarmlines
Sat Jan 01, 2022 8:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pittsburgh (PIT) Aviation Thread - 2022
Replies: 57
Views: 7813

Re: Pittsburgh (PIT) Aviation Thread - 2022

As a non-Pittsburgher, has construction commenced on the new landside terminal?

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by phatfarmlines
Sat Jan 01, 2022 4:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: West Coast Florida (TPA, PIE, SRQ, PGD, RSW, APF) Aviation Thread - 2022
Replies: 9
Views: 1363

Re: West Coast Florida (TPA, PIE, SRQ, PGD, RSW, APF) Aviation Thread - 2022

This document wasn't shared in the 2021 running thread, but it's the specifics of the timeline of the upcoming TPA master plan update. It also includes a review of the 2012/2016 master plans and what was accomplished. A good read on details, but alot of what is expected was discussed. https://www.ta...

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by phatfarmlines
Fri Dec 31, 2021 8:52 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Major Events of 2021
Replies: 6
Views: 556

Re: Major Events of 2021

You can add the passing of Betty White.

In case anyone is hoping for something rosy in 2022, don't forget we have the 2022 US midterm elections.

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by phatfarmlines
Fri Dec 31, 2021 8:50 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Betty White passes away at age 99
Replies: 20
Views: 1200

Re: Betty White passes away at age 99

A pop culture icon that even Generation Z got to know well.

OzarkD9S wrote:
Thanks for the laughs Betty, your like will not be seen again.


:checkmark: This.

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by phatfarmlines
Tue Dec 28, 2021 2:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NYC (JFK/EWR/LGA/SWF/HPN/ISP) Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 552
Views: 33219

Re: NYC (JFK/EWR/LGA/SWF/HPN/ISP) Aviation Thread - 2021

Man Delta loves their low ceilings, I guess they did some study regarding heating and AC savings with low ceilings. Looks like the renderings for the LIRR concourse at NY Penn. https://www.governor.ny.gov/sites/default/files/2021-12/Delta_T4_Renderings.pdf It is pretty obvious to me that the concou...

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by phatfarmlines
Sat Dec 25, 2021 6:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EWR Runway problems
Replies: 40
Views: 8057

Re: EWR Runway problems

EWR has been known as a very dominant hub for UA and served just over 46 million pax and hosted nearly 450,000 aircraft on their runways. However, the passenger growth is expected, and yes upguaging to larger aircraft is an option, but eventually, EWR is gonna need to accommodate more aircraft traf...

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by phatfarmlines
Thu Dec 23, 2021 3:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: West Coast Florida (TPA, PIE, SRQ, PGD, RSW, APF) Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 279
Views: 42587

Re: West Coast Florida (TPA, PIE, SRQ, PGD, RSW, APF) Aviation Thread - 2021

Flew home from Tampa today on jetBlue (TPA-HPN) and was puzzled first by seeing a jetBlue aircraft at Airside F, gate F83 when I arrived in Tampa back on Monday, and then, on my way home, my flight being out of Airside F, gate F83, versus at Airside A like the rest of jetBlue's flights. I wonder, w...

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by phatfarmlines
Thu Dec 23, 2021 12:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United dropping 14 routes
Replies: 120
Views: 21790

Re: United dropping 14 routes

That's a shift in strategy - wasn't UA's networking plan to make IAD the "connecting" hub and EWR the "O & D" hub?

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by phatfarmlines
Thu Dec 23, 2021 12:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Virgin Atlantic announces service to Austin
Replies: 491
Views: 109815

Re: Virgin Atlantic to announce new US route

TPA, AUS, SAN. That is all I however, want VS to go into TPA. LHR is one of Tampa's largest unserved international markets. As much as I would like to see TPA, I doubt VS will start TPA, especially as COVID continues to be very much fluid and D8 only sustained 2x weekly service to LGW as the second...

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by phatfarmlines
Tue Dec 21, 2021 2:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Icelandair new livery
Replies: 107
Views: 15439

Re: Icelandair new livery

So paying homage to WOW/PLAY with the different color stripe on the tail?

Oh, and Qantas called. It said it wants the tail livery concept going beyond the tail back.

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by phatfarmlines
Sun Dec 19, 2021 6:39 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Delta - busiest stations 10/31/1976
Replies: 27
Views: 1709

Re: Delta - busiest stations 10/31/1976

I'd say Orlando but Disney World was barely 5 years old at this point. The MCO terminal would have still been operating out of the former hangar facility that ran alongside the Beeline (excuse me, Beachline) Expressway, and was later converted for cargo operations after the then-new terminal opened...

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by phatfarmlines
Tue Dec 14, 2021 11:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JFK Terminal 1 Redevelopment Moves Forward
Replies: 124
Views: 14764

Re: JFK Terminal 1 Redevelopment Moves Forward

If memory serves T1 has 11 gates, and T2 has 10. So, the new construction will only net 2 gates, for total of 23 gates, or am I missing something ? While you are correct in sheer numbers, you are comparing apples and oranges. The new T1 is (still) purely international and is designed for wide-body ...

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by phatfarmlines
Mon Dec 13, 2021 2:21 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: End of an era at Fox News
Replies: 20
Views: 1807

Re: End of an era at Fox News

I was going to ask when Fox News was going to drop the "Fair and Balanced" tagline, but I see they already did that back in 2017.

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by phatfarmlines
Sun Dec 12, 2021 8:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NYC (JFK/EWR/LGA/SWF/HPN/ISP) Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 552
Views: 33219

Re: NYC (JFK/EWR/LGA/SWF/HPN/ISP) Aviation Thread - 2021

Does anyone know what the final LGA terminal designations will be once the rebuild is complete? I saw that Concourse G on the DL side has been changed to Concourse D. So as I remember it from the former configuration: Terminal A = MAT Terminal B = CTB Terminal C = Former Trump Shuttle / US Airways /...

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by phatfarmlines
Sun Dec 12, 2021 7:39 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: California governor says he will use legal tactics of Texas abortion ban to implement gun control
Replies: 51
Views: 3177

Re: California governor says he will use legal tactics of Texas abortion ban to implement gun control

The Texas law on abortion was deliberately written to take away the ability of women in Texas to get an abortion, by turning the process over to private individuals. It is a big step toward a weird kind of vigilantism. and anarchy. I do not personally like what Newsom is proposing but it may serve ...

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by phatfarmlines
Fri Dec 10, 2021 11:30 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: *Video Only* Saying goodbye to the Queen: Qantas' B744ER SYD to SCL preCOVID
Replies: 4
Views: 2965

Re: *Video Only* Saying goodbye to the Queen: Qantas' B744ER SYD to SCL preCOVID

Thanks for the video TR. I've always liked the Signature interior on the QF 744ERs and wished DL had adopted it for the time they had the 744 in their fleet.

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by phatfarmlines
Fri Dec 10, 2021 7:03 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Are we entering a new "workers" era?
Replies: 67
Views: 2995

Re: Are we entering a new "workers" era?

This is true as long as the job market is hot. When the job market is cold, consider it an employer's market ;) .

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by phatfarmlines
Tue Dec 07, 2021 4:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Finnair adds Seattle
Replies: 58
Views: 10013

Re: Finnair adds Seattle

Cool to see a Scandinavian connection to the SEA area again.

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by phatfarmlines
Tue Dec 07, 2021 2:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Doug Parker set to retire - Isom will be AA's new CEO
Replies: 100
Views: 13768

Re: Doug Parker set to retire - Isom will be AA's new CEO

Despite his critics he was one of the most important men in aviation of his time. He correctly was out in front of numerous issues (from Post 9-11 bailout work with Congress, to Consolidation) and in some ways revolutionized the industry with the dropping of the Saturday night stay requirement for ...

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by phatfarmlines
Mon Dec 06, 2021 4:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Washington, D.C. Airports (BWI, DCA, IAD) Thread - 2021
Replies: 541
Views: 99210

Re: Washington, D.C. Airports (BWI, DCA, IAD) Thread - 2021

I departed from DCA (B / United) on Thursday, arriving in Metro and going through the new security location on the bottom level. I'm not sure, but it felt like to get to Terminal A one had to either walk outside, or go through security for B, exit the secure area, and then go through security again...

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by phatfarmlines
Sun Dec 05, 2021 10:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United seeks donations to purchase its Sustainable Aviation Fuel
Replies: 44
Views: 5355

Re: United seeks donations to purchase its Sustainable Aviation Fuel

I. Have. No. Words. One would think that a high school business class would figure that the optics on this initiative make it a no go. Yet highly educated & experienced C-suiters green light cyber-panhandling while bragging about their multi-billion enterprise. UA continues to be a "three ...

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by phatfarmlines
Sun Dec 05, 2021 4:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 939
Views: 182272

Re: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2021

With the new runway layout complete, how does this impact takeoff patterns? ORD takeoffs like to do that southern turn immediately after takeoff from both ends of the runway, a bit weird for an airspace that big.

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by phatfarmlines
Sat Dec 04, 2021 4:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Virgin Atlantic announces service to Austin
Replies: 491
Views: 109815

Re: Virgin Atlantic to announce new US route

If it's a destination they've never flown to before, then my guesses are (in order from most likely first): AUS (Healthy mix of business and leisure traffic, booming U.S. market at the moment) DEN (Larger local market. could be countering UA's recently added second flight) SAN (Strong leisure and b...

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by phatfarmlines
Fri Dec 03, 2021 6:22 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: CLT Gate C2 & Other “Tough” Gates
Replies: 4
Views: 936

Re: CLT Gate C2 & Other “Tough” Gates

MSP: Gate E2, current NK gate, is a tight fit for the 320. When post-HP merger US operated the gate, I believe it was predominately a CRJ/733/734 gate. Doubt a 321 could park there as the tail would be jutting out in the alleyway, but I'd like to be corrected if it can park there. Ditto for gate D1 ...

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by phatfarmlines
Thu Dec 02, 2021 3:36 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Tucson Cop Fired for Killing Shoplifting Suspect
Replies: 129
Views: 5475

Re: Tucson Cop Fired for Killing Shoplifting Suspect

The Lowe's security video at the garden center check-out had an employee right at the exit. Could an argument be made that the suspect could have attacked the employee with said knife?

Was shooting the suspect too close then to the Lowe's employee?

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by phatfarmlines
Tue Nov 30, 2021 8:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United 737 Flies With 100% Sustainable Fuel 12/1/2021
Replies: 65
Views: 12472

Re: United Announcement 12/1/2021

DN4CAAD wrote:
SAF is my bet


Here I am thinking that it was Santa Fe service announcment :? .

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by phatfarmlines
Tue Nov 30, 2021 4:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Frontier Airlines Network Thread - 2021
Replies: 320
Views: 33712

Re: Frontier Back in FLL + More New Routes

Lots of toes being stepped on between NK/WN/B6......

FLL-MCO....that's a bit of an oddball for F9. Is F9 trying to build a connecting complex?

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by phatfarmlines
Sun Nov 28, 2021 8:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What will PHF do with all that gate space
Replies: 53
Views: 7228

Re: What will PHF do with all that gate space

Many towns in the Carolinas went through an airport consolidation process. That's why you see airports serving multiple municipalities, like GSO, GSP, RDU, etc. I am wondering why this was missed with the Hampton Roads area? Could/would a carrier like Avelo, find PHF attractive for some routes and/o...

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by phatfarmlines
Sat Nov 27, 2021 7:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Azores Airlines to start JFK
Replies: 25
Views: 8461

Re: Azores Airlines to start JFK

Back when CO heavily utilized its 757 fleet across the Atlantic, I always envisioned CO flying to some of these Spanish/Portuguese resort destinations on the 757 from EWR (PMI, FNC, TFS, FAO, AGP, PDL, etc.), of which two have been realized by DL but service has since stopped (AGP, PDL). Maybe the 3...

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by phatfarmlines
Sat Nov 27, 2021 5:50 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: My Barclay's mastercard payment
Replies: 42
Views: 2162

Re: My Barclay's mastercard payment

E-payments aside, do postmarked dates not matter anymore?

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by phatfarmlines
Sat Nov 27, 2021 2:34 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Anyone remember when BA first started service to TPA ?
Replies: 6
Views: 938

Re: Anyone remember when BA first started service to TPA ?

Great time to bring up the Concorde visit to TPA in 1985: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X-No0DlJc9s Weird as I don't remember BA at all prior to the 777. I do remember National, Pan-AM, Eastern and Martinair along with AC's 742's and DL's L-1011's LGW service was wishy-washy after BA's initial dep...

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by phatfarmlines
Wed Nov 24, 2021 10:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta still waiting for MoM
Replies: 56
Views: 9039

Re: Delta still waiting for MoM

Hopefully this news quells any notion on this board that the A339NEO would replace the 767-300. That's too big even if the seat-cost economics are better.

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by phatfarmlines
Wed Nov 24, 2021 9:56 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Ahmaud Arbery Shooting Discussion
Replies: 225
Views: 13091

Re: Ahmaud Arbery Shooting Discussion

I predicted this would not pass the "Stand your ground" test. But boy, there were some ugly moments in the trial. Defense asking that black pastors not attend in-person. That same day, he questioned what would happen "if a bunch of folks came in here dressed like Colonel Sanders with ...

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by phatfarmlines
Sat Nov 20, 2021 2:26 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Kyle Rittenhouse Trial
Replies: 318
Views: 16801

Re: Kyle Rittenhouse Trial

The current Wisconsin laws, as well as the incredibly unchecked bias by the judge that could very well be an example of CRT, favored Rittenhouse. I find it hard to believe the current hunting laws allowed him to have legal possession of a firearm when he clearly was not doing that. So if any 16-17 y...

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by phatfarmlines
Fri Nov 19, 2021 6:50 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Bought my son a new tablet, now what?
Replies: 28
Views: 2995

Re: Bought my son a new tablet, now what?

Since this thread was rehashed, I'll provide an update. Two months after I gave him the tablet, he stepped on the it and cracked the screen (glad I went cheap). My ex wife bought him a Nintendo Switch around his birthday back in April, so he got addicted to all things Mario Bros. But he lost all Sw...

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by phatfarmlines
Tue Nov 16, 2021 6:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: West Coast Florida (TPA, PIE, SRQ, PGD, RSW, APF) Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 279
Views: 42587

Re: West Coast Florida (TPA, PIE, SRQ, PGD, RSW, APF) Aviation Thread - 2021

TPA has opened the blue side express lanes - as far as I know, no other medium/large size airport has such setup. It's an innovative way to add landside capacity: TPA to roll out new express curbsides for passengers without checked bags Source: ABC Action News Tampa Red side express lanes not expect...

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