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by TangoandCash
Thu May 28, 2020 6:05 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Another day another police killing
Replies: 863
Views: 33911

Re: Another day another police killing

The one kneeling on the neck of Floyd should have been challenged by his fellow officers immediately, and he immediately should have backed away. Just as "my airplane" can be spoken by either pilot, police need a protocol where there is no arguing and no drama. As soon as another officer ...

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by TangoandCash
Thu May 28, 2020 4:45 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump to sign executive order against social media
Replies: 84
Views: 3204

Re: Trump to sign executive order against social media

Rant, rave, deflect, it's what Trump does best. The cynic in me wonders if this is a way to distract from 100k covid-19 deaths.

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by TangoandCash
Wed May 27, 2020 7:21 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments - 2020
Replies: 292
Views: 24045

Re: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments - 2020

This stream is so cringy its painful Have to do something to fill the airtime... I've muted it while multitasking until T-30 minutes or so. There's probably a drinking game for this kind of thing. If they say "first manned launch from US soil in nearly a decade" one more time, I may start...

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by TangoandCash
Tue May 26, 2020 11:50 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump Wants Guarantees GOP Convention Will Be Full Or Else...
Replies: 24
Views: 1217

Re: Trump Wants Guarantees GOP Convention Will Be Full Or Else...

Charlotte, NC is the corporate Office HQ's of two of our biggest criminal, too big to fail banks - Bank of America and Wells Fargo. Plenty of bribe from them to be collected in their home city (as did the Dems with their convention there in 2012). Rumors are around of Miami, near Trump's Doral golf...

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by TangoandCash
Sat May 23, 2020 6:24 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: US Conservatives Battle For GOP's Soul Over Holocaust Denial and Values
Replies: 13
Views: 1067

Re: US Conservatives Battle For GOP's Soul Over Holocaust Denial and Values

The GOP still has a soul? I thought they sold that years ago...

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by TangoandCash
Wed May 20, 2020 8:41 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: HYPOTHETICAL: If AA goes under...
Replies: 16
Views: 1336

Re: HYPOTHETICAL: If AA goes under...

Assuming for this hypothetical that AA liquidates, what major (or minor) airline would be willing/able to buy the airplanes? Even at fire sale prices, when all the majors have big portions of their fleets parked, why buy more to have them parked too? Maybe Delta to replace some of their older used f...

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by TangoandCash
Wed May 20, 2020 5:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar Airways cabin crew to wear hazmat suits
Replies: 58
Views: 11274

Re: Qatar Airways cabin crew to wear hazmat suits

I, for one, would like to see some empirical evidence, not merely an opinion, as to likelihood of contracting Covid-19 whilst on a commercial aircraft. Putting the cabin crew in Hazmat suits gives me the impression that such an event has a high probability, but without data to support such impressi...

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by TangoandCash
Thu May 14, 2020 12:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing CEO: A major US airline likely will go out of business this year,
Replies: 308
Views: 41423

Re: Boeing CEO: A major US airline likely will go out of business this year,

Please let it be AA, please let it be AA. And not just a Ch 11 shake and bake, make it a Ch 7 liquidation. Too much debt, not enough cash. Dougie Parker's hubris coming home to rest, took a good airline and turned it into low cost carrier service with legacy carrier prices. So you are rooting for 1...

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by TangoandCash
Wed May 13, 2020 7:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing CEO: A major US airline likely will go out of business this year,
Replies: 308
Views: 41423

Re: Boeing CEO: A major US airline likely will go out of business this year,

Please let it be AA, please let it be AA. And not just a Ch 11 shake and bake, make it a Ch 7 liquidation. Too much debt, not enough cash. Dougie Parker's hubris coming home to rest, took a good airline and turned it into low cost carrier service with legacy carrier prices.

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by TangoandCash
Tue May 12, 2020 11:58 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Lockheed, uniquely talented company
Replies: 40
Views: 3041

Re: Lockheed, uniquely talented company

Lockheed (and especially the Skunk Works) put out some amazing aircraft in the 50s and 60s. But Lockheed has become essentially an arm of the US government with a similar lack of concern for cost and schedule. Exhibit A: the F-35, a LockheedMartin jobs creation program if there ever was one.

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by TangoandCash
Mon Apr 13, 2020 9:11 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: VP Choice for the democratic party.
Replies: 86
Views: 3202

Re: VP Choice for the democratic party.

Warren might be a bit too progressive if part of the strategy is appealing to moderate Republicans who can't hold their nose and vote for Trumpet.

Some executive (i.e. governor) experience would be good, considering Biden is 77.

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by TangoandCash
Sat Apr 11, 2020 5:09 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: A380 P2F needed now !
Replies: 20
Views: 2825

Re: A380 P2F needed now !

A380 passenger-to-freighter conversions are going to be the next anet "Boeing should restart the 757 line", at least one new thread a week until the end of time.

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by TangoandCash
Sun Apr 05, 2020 7:05 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Stupid things observed during COVID
Replies: 421
Views: 22719

Re: Stupid things observed during COVID

Emails from every company I've ever done business with (and some I haven't) on "how we're responding to Covid-19". It's good to know that airlines are wiping down tray tables, but shouldn't they have been doing that all along?!?!?

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by TangoandCash
Wed Mar 25, 2020 5:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The new domestic service standard: just water. DL now onboard.
Replies: 207
Views: 28103

Re: The new domestic service standard: just water. DL now onboard.

SWALUV wrote:
Ziyulu wrote:
Remember airlines got rid of meals due to 9/11. The meals never came back.


9/11 didn't involve a virus that spreads via contaminated surfaces.. This is temporary.


I'll believe this is temporary when I'm offered a Coke on my next flight (whenever that might be).

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by TangoandCash
Fri Mar 13, 2020 5:21 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: NEED - Northern European Enclosure Dam
Replies: 31
Views: 1166

Re: NEED - Northern European Enclosure Dam

I'd love for some engineering type to continue this thought experiment and determine the amount of material necessary to create such a dam.

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by TangoandCash
Fri Feb 21, 2020 7:20 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What if no one ran for president?
Replies: 19
Views: 857

Re: What if no one ran for president?

If only we could be so lucky...

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by TangoandCash
Wed Feb 19, 2020 7:49 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: If There Was Only One Airline Left In The USA
Replies: 9
Views: 828

Re: If There Was Only One Airline Left In The USA

In this hypothetical, I'd want it to be Southwest. I happily drive by AA's fortress at DFW to fly them.

Only flown Alaska a couple times, not bad. Delta is tolerable.

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by TangoandCash
Wed Jan 29, 2020 9:27 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: If you could visit any country tomorrow, what country would it be?
Replies: 66
Views: 3776

Re: If you could visit any country tomorrow, what country would it be?

Ireland.

But as TSS said, I'd defer my ticket for a few months.

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by TangoandCash
Fri Dec 20, 2019 2:44 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Boeing MH-139 News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 62
Views: 11551

Re: Boeing MH-139 News and Discussion Thread

It's official per the AFGSC twitter machine: MH-139A Grey Wolf https://twitter.com/AFGlobalStrike It's an interesting name choice. First, the "English" spelling, and second, what happened to the tradition of naming helicopters after Indian (sorry, Native American) tribes? Is that just an ...

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by TangoandCash
Wed Dec 04, 2019 1:58 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Traffic Congestion in Austin, Texas
Replies: 19
Views: 1343

Re: Traffic Congestion in Austin, Texas

DFW is more or less predictable in congestion--the major freeways back up in basically the same places and directions during the rush hour(s). Austin is completely unpredictable--complete stop at 2 AM, sailing along at 5 PM. The addition of the toll roads in Austin has helped somewhat, if you're wil...

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by TangoandCash
Tue Nov 26, 2019 7:18 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Politicans; When Did They Become "God" Like?
Replies: 23
Views: 933

Re: Politicans; When Did They Become "God" Like?

Two words: term limits

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by TangoandCash
Fri Nov 15, 2019 3:42 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Possible New AF1 Colours - Model in Oval Office
Replies: 8
Views: 1755

Re: Possible New AF1 Colours - Model in Oval Office

Seems like a strange thing to be left on the coffee table for a meeting.

Colors are reminiscent of Trump's 757, except inverted with the white on top and black on bottom. It's not bad per se, but lacks the distinctiveness of the current AF1 scheme.

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by TangoandCash
Thu Oct 03, 2019 7:55 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: F-22 landing at DFW today?
Replies: 4
Views: 6855

Re: F-22 landing at DFW today?

http://dfwairport.mediaroom.com/DFW-Int ... areer-Expo

B-52 is there as well.
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There's a career fair-type aviation expo going on for students (high school and college). http://dfwairport.mediaroom.com/DFW-Int ... areer-Expo

B-52 is there as well.

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by TangoandCash
Fri Sep 20, 2019 2:06 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: If Trump loses in 2020, will there be violence?
Replies: 153
Views: 26249

Re: If Trump loses in 2020, will there be violence?

If the Dems manage to win, the only violence will be Trump being dragged kicking and screaming out of the White House.

That said, unless the Dems come up with a better candidate than I'm seeing in the current crop, he will win reelection.

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by TangoandCash
Wed Sep 18, 2019 10:09 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Yes/No Poll: Do You Like American Airlines?
Replies: 51
Views: 3792

Re: Yes/No Poll: Do You Like American Airlines?

No. But really not that much worse than the other two of the US3.

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by TangoandCash
Mon Aug 12, 2019 5:35 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Smoke detector battery thread
Replies: 7
Views: 1080

Re: Smoke detector battery thread

Smoke detectors may or may not chirp a couple of times after the replacement of the battery, depending on manufacturer and/or model. Call it a “power up” test. By the way, how old is the detector? The NFPA, The USFA, and all sorts of other alphabet type organizations that have an interest (includin...

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by TangoandCash
Thu Aug 08, 2019 5:46 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: AA DFW
Replies: 9
Views: 2808

Re: AA DFW

Typical of my recent experiences with AA at DFW. Unless your flight arrives exactly on time, you will be waiting for a gate. Even if your flight arrives exactly on time, you will probably be waiting for a gate. And once you finally get to a gate, you will be waiting for someone to bring the jetbridg...

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by TangoandCash
Wed Aug 07, 2019 1:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: American Airlines Increases International Presence, Makes First Entrance Into Africa
Replies: 509
Views: 110941

Re: Rumor: American to make huge announcement

Keeping the MD80s around for another decade or so?

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by TangoandCash
Thu May 09, 2019 12:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Admits It Has No Brand Purpose
Replies: 104
Views: 23333

Re: American Airlines Admits It Has No Brand Purpose

AA is an airline without a personality and it shows. Frontline employees I've been in contact with seem to be disengaged and going through the motions, particularly more noticeable in the last couple years. I haven't experienced the AA premium or international product recently, but in the back, you ...

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by TangoandCash
Thu Feb 21, 2019 12:30 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: American livery. Dated?
Replies: 52
Views: 5249

Re: American livery. Dated?

While still partial to the polished bare metal look (yes, I know it doesn't work on modern composites), the new scheme has grown on me. Will it stand the test of time? I doubt it. The tail is too busy and too much. The gray is bland and needs to be broken up with a stripe or cheat line or something,...

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by TangoandCash
Fri Jan 11, 2019 7:09 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: E-4B At Leading Edge (FTW)
Replies: 3
Views: 1975

Re: E-4B At Leading Edge (FTW)

Yes, there's an E-4B in town for paint. It's one of the aircraft damaged in a tornado at Offutt AFB (Nebraska) in June 2017. I spotted it flying about six weeks ago in primer, presumably doing post repair checks. One of the VC-25s was at Leading Edge for a repaint 4-5 years ago, i remember seeing it...

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by TangoandCash
Fri Oct 05, 2018 9:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Doug Parker: "Our crowded planes are much more comfortable."
Replies: 61
Views: 14139

Re: Doug Parker: "Our crowded planes are much more comfortable."

There are people, including myself, who thought that the 2-seat side in AA’s MD-80s were the most comfortable domestic coach seats. This was discussed on A.net years ago. Agree completely--at least on the MD-80s, there was some semblance of proper curvature and a hint of padding, along with a true ...

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by TangoandCash
Wed Aug 08, 2018 6:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DCA to the world
Replies: 65
Views: 7144

Re: DCA to the world

Gate 35X is always over crowded and a huge bottleneck. I don't know how much more traffic they can comfortably run through the place in the meantime. Of course, comfort isn't a priority any more. This. All of DCA is an overrun, overcrowded madhouse. DCA was a very pleasant airport until AA decided ...

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by TangoandCash
Thu Apr 26, 2018 12:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus considering re-branding CSeries as A200
Replies: 129
Views: 21803

Re: Airbus considering re-branding CSeries as A200

Tradition and logic mean very little. This is probably being done by the same marketing department which unceremoniously renamed the AS350 helicopter, which number in the thousands and have been flying with that designation since the 1970s, to "H125" a few years ago.

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by TangoandCash
Thu Apr 05, 2018 8:06 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: TSA screening TBIT
Replies: 1
Views: 403

Re: TSA screening TBIT

I've noticed it as well at DFW, definitely a lot more carry-ons getting hand-searched than a few months ago.

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by TangoandCash
Wed Apr 04, 2018 5:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines MD-80 Retirement Discussion Thread
Replies: 652
Views: 132267

Re: American Airlines Sets Retirement Date for MD-80s

Had my first MD80 flight (OMA-DFW) yesterday after over a year of 737s and A320-A321. Forgot how quiet and comfortable the cabin is up in row 14. The seats may have seen better days, but are still far more comfortable that the thinly padded boards being used in new aircraft.

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by TangoandCash
Sat Feb 03, 2018 6:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Drone close encounter with Frontier jet. On video
Replies: 90
Views: 14217

Re: Drone close encounter with Frontier jet. On video

Whether this particular video is real or fake, it's only a matter of time before there's a drone strike by an airliner. If we're lucky it will result in thousands of tiny drone pieces and some bent sheet metal. Knee-jerk reaction, of course, will be heavy regulation, licensing, and oversight of dron...

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by TangoandCash
Wed Apr 05, 2017 6:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Remaining AA MD-80 Routes
Replies: 107
Views: 22082

Re: Remaining AA MD-80 Routes

I told myself I will hold a party when the last AA MD80 is retired. At this rate, it may coincide with my retirement party!

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