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by stl07
Thu May 26, 2022 9:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2022
Replies: 651
Views: 89681

Re: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2022

AA Customer Service screwed up my J return on Royal Jordanian so I’m back on the LH inaugural from FRA. Will be interesting to see if there are any festivities on the German side of things. Bummed that I’ll miss everything in stl due to having to go to customs

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by stl07
Tue May 24, 2022 7:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2022
Replies: 651
Views: 89681

Re: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2022

Less than two weeks to go…anyone been to T2 lately? Curious to see if any Lufthansa signage is up yet at the check in desks Nope. Just came back from LAS yesterday to gate 34 and did not see one piece of branding/signage. Saw nothing today either. Was supposed to take the inaugural from FRA-STL on ...

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by stl07
Tue May 24, 2022 5:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA EWR employee assaulted
Replies: 34
Views: 7411

Re: UA EWR employee assaulted

CB777 wrote:
This was not a UA employee but a vendor, a UGE employee who puts the bags on the belt. I wish the media would stop saying UA employee

And just who owns UGE? What do you think the U in UGE stands for?

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by stl07
Sun May 22, 2022 7:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sign stunt on approach to LGW.
Replies: 8
Views: 4066

Re: Sign stunt on approach to LGW.

I love it

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by stl07
Sun May 22, 2022 6:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2022
Replies: 651
Views: 89681

Re: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2022

The fact that the LH flight has business sold out a good amount through the summer shows how the LH/Lambert management knew the proper demand for the route instead of settling for sending in Eurowings or Condor like we (myself included) were cheerleading on here all these years.

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by stl07
Sun May 22, 2022 8:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Official photo of Lufthansa's first 787
Replies: 36
Views: 8144

Re: Official photo of Lufthansa's first 787

I still wonder how LH is going to use these birds... as just a margin A333/343 replacement (seeing as they're essentially the same size) , or as a route opener? I'm really hoping the latter, as it could be the key for getting Lufty-proper (back) on routes like PHX, MSY, etc. Wouldn't make more sens...

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by stl07
Sun May 22, 2022 7:42 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Mistake fares
Replies: 7
Views: 999

Re: Mistake fares

For the time spent searching for said fare, you could probably get a job for 15-20 usd an hour working at the grocery story and earn your flight money faster Edit: or you could get one of those airline branded credit cards the FAs are forced into announcing about constantly throughout the flight and...

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by stl07
Fri May 20, 2022 7:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United States Essential Air Service (EAS) Thread
Replies: 424
Views: 52949

Re: United States Essential Air Service (EAS) Thread

Southern has WITHDRAWN their proposal for Eau Claire, WI-EAU https://www.regulations.gov/document/DOT-OST-2009-0306-0049 Southern has submitted a proposal for Joplin, Missouri-JLN https://www.regulations.gov/document/DOT-OST-2006-23932-0100 Offering flights to STL and DFW. Alex Well knock me over w...

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by stl07
Thu May 19, 2022 12:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why no TW JFK-LGW
Replies: 49
Views: 6323

Re: Why no TW JFK-LGW

carl icahn didn't care about the airline, only what lined his pockets

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by stl07
Tue May 17, 2022 8:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Biden Admin. to ease Cuba travel restrictions
Replies: 30
Views: 5905

Re: Biden Admin. to ease Cuba travel restrictions

Once again, there is no restriction on Americans VISITING Cuba. What Americans are not allowed to do is SPEND MONEY in Cuba. THAT is how the "embargo" works. Americans have, for decades, gotten around this by traveling to a third country, such as The Bahamas or Mexico, purchased everythin...

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by stl07
Fri May 13, 2022 5:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2022
Replies: 651
Views: 89681

Re: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2022

I think we could easily pickup Play or Icelandair as well. Again to Jshank's point these would also be on narrowbodies

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by stl07
Mon May 02, 2022 7:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2022
Replies: 651
Views: 89681

Re: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2022

SFO restart on UA pushed back to January…. We are going to have more flights to Germany a week than the Bay Area this summer. I wonder if that is more of a bay area problem and less of an STL problem. Didn't a bunch of people move out of there once WFH became acceptable I could buy that if literall...

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by stl07
Sun May 01, 2022 10:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2022
Replies: 651
Views: 89681

Re: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2022

Jshank83 wrote:
SFO restart on UA pushed back to January…. We are going to have more flights to Germany a week than the Bay Area this summer.

I wonder if that is more of a bay area problem and less of an STL problem. Didn't a bunch of people move out of there once WFH became acceptable

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by stl07
Fri Apr 29, 2022 9:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2022
Replies: 651
Views: 89681

Re: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2022

Sorry, Vasa Raju https://www.airlinepilotforums.com/american/130191-vasu-raja-interview-print.html Is he some sort of big shot at AA? CCO. Chief commercial officer. I still find it interesting that right around the time he made those comments AA invested in STL. 3 new destinations from nothing. Plu...

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by stl07
Fri Apr 29, 2022 3:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2022
Replies: 651
Views: 89681

Re: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2022

https://www.airlinepilotforums.com/amer ... print.html

Is he some sort of big shot at AA?
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BHMNONREV wrote:
BHMNONREV wrote:
OzarkD9S wrote:

I can't remember which AA exec recently said that closing the STL hub was a mistake.


I believe that was Raju Vasa..


Sorry, Vasa Raju

https://www.airlinepilotforums.com/amer ... print.html

Is he some sort of big shot at AA?

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by stl07
Thu Apr 28, 2022 3:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2022
Replies: 651
Views: 89681

Re: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2022

Here is a pretty good read on it. https://www.stlmag.com/The-Reluctant-Case-for-a-China-Hub-at-Lambert-St-Louis-International-Airport/ Basically, not everyone was keen with $360 million in tax credits for developers to build warehouses and the work to set up international cargo deals for the region...

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by stl07
Wed Apr 27, 2022 10:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2022
Replies: 651
Views: 89681

Re: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2022

What happened with the China Cargo hub? Would someone be so kind to explain? Here is a pretty good read on it. https://www.stlmag.com/The-Reluctant-Case-for-a-China-Hub-at-Lambert-St-Louis-International-Airport/ Basically, not everyone was keen with $360 million in tax credits for developers to bui...

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by stl07
Thu Apr 21, 2022 7:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Mike Tyson Punches Passenger on JetBlue Flight
Replies: 97
Views: 17404

Re: Mike Tyson Punches Passenger on JetBlue Flight

Revo1059 wrote:
santi319 wrote:
DualQual wrote:
That’s the SPIRIT!

I’ll show myself out now.


jetBlue*



Spirit would have charged everyone an added fee for "entertainment".

I think you guys are missing the merger joke

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by stl07
Wed Apr 20, 2022 10:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2022
Replies: 651
Views: 89681

Re: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2022

STLflyer wrote:
stl07 wrote:
jplatts wrote:

Did you mean CUN (Cancun, Mexico) instead of CAN (Guangzhou, China)?

No, Spirit was using the Missouri China Cargo hub tax credit and flying to CAN


15 hours on a Spirit plane would violate the Geneva Conventions on torture.

Seems you have never flown internationally on AA

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by stl07
Wed Apr 20, 2022 8:29 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The GOP has decided to punish free speech
Replies: 112
Views: 7246

Re: The GOP has decided to punish free speech

I don't know the net economic benefit that Disney provides to the State of Florida, but I have to imagine between the jobs created, tourists attracted, ancillary spending the parks generate - that it is not insignificant. I will also say that I don't believe it would be easy - but not impossible - ...

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by stl07
Tue Apr 19, 2022 7:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2022
Replies: 651
Views: 89681

Re: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2022

jplatts wrote:
Jshank83 wrote:
Spirit has cut STL-CAN/LAX/MYR/FLL for June and July


Did you mean CUN (Cancun, Mexico) instead of CAN (Guangzhou, China)?

No, Spirit was using the Missouri China Cargo hub tax credit and flying to CAN

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by stl07
Mon Apr 18, 2022 6:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Upgrading To Business Class With Privacy Doors
Replies: 36
Views: 11650

Re: American Airlines Upgrading To Business Class With Privacy Doors

They could take a couple more inches out of economy pitch and just have the passengers stand so that there is more space in business. Don't give AA any ideas; their current economy cabin is almost "standing room only" already... Most international economy class cabins are very crowded now...

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by stl07
Sun Apr 17, 2022 12:20 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Florida bans 54 math textbooks because of "indoctrination"
Replies: 217
Views: 9811

Re: Florida bans 54 math textbooks because of "indoctrination"

Wait, so now you can't even say critical race theory? Talk about censorship...

I used to be Republican until I realized that everything they say is wrong is something they are doing themselves

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by stl07
Sat Apr 16, 2022 10:35 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Latest outrage: Christian worshipper playing guitar and walking all over flight in California. Except it's Easyjet
Replies: 18
Views: 2174

Latest outrage: Christian worshipper playing guitar and walking all over flight in California. Except it's Easyjet

https://mobile.twitter.com/BrianWFoster/status/1515411271440502784 At first I was smirking a bit when I saw the video, but then I noticed the distinct EasyJet light strip on the overhead bins. So much of culture is directed at being "outraged" that if one even took a few moments to realize...

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by stl07
Mon Apr 11, 2022 3:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2022
Replies: 651
Views: 89681

Re: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2022

I have noticed a continual downward trend in upkeep. It just reached the lowest ebb with my last visit. Every other airport I visit seems even cleaner than usual since Covid in an effort to reassure travelers I suppose. STL has gone the other way. If MKE, OMA, BOI—to name a few—can do it, surely ST...

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by stl07
Mon Mar 21, 2022 8:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2022
Replies: 651
Views: 89681

Re: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2022

PVR, HUX, and SJD

Nice!

Now if only we can convince them to run a MEX/GDL during the plane's down time

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by stl07
Tue Mar 15, 2022 3:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2022
Replies: 651
Views: 89681

Re: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2022

Here is where the proposal fails. It is the "small community grant." If you brand yourself as STL, you are branding yourself as a major city, not a small community. In all fairness, the airport is actually in a small community, so I wonder why they don't just brand themselves in the applic...

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by stl07
Mon Mar 14, 2022 8:39 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Three Flights you were most excited about...
Replies: 27
Views: 2318

Re: Three Flights you were most excited about...

RJ JFK-AMM about 6-8 years ago. Was my first time to the middle east and my first time on the 787!

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by stl07
Sun Mar 13, 2022 4:03 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: If you could go back in time, what would you tell yourself at the beginning of the pandemic 2 years ago?
Replies: 50
Views: 3547

Re: If you could go back in time, what would you tell yourself at the beginning of the pandemic 2 years ago?

Don't plan a move to LA when the city is on hard shutdown. Instead move during fall of 2021 or later when life is more or less normal

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by stl07
Tue Mar 08, 2022 12:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Royal Jordanian announces Toronto and increases Detroit
Replies: 36
Views: 6221

Re: Royal Jordanian announces Toronto and increases Detroit

They don't fly to India 787 service JFK-AMM-IST was very good when I did it. AMM-IST was the only time I had a full meal in economy on a regional jet They did fly to DEL pre pandemic? They used to fly to BOM as well in 2012-2014 period. I distinctly remember seeing their A330s there! I think they c...

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by stl07
Tue Mar 08, 2022 12:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Royal Jordanian announces Toronto and increases Detroit
Replies: 36
Views: 6221

Re: Royal Jordanian announces Toronto and increases Detroit

Nice! One more ultra-cheap way to get to India if we schlep all the way to YYZ! Flew them once 2 decades ago on an ancient A310 and never again! I didn't think it was possible to get any rattier interiors than Air India, but RJ proved it was possible! Are they still as bad though? Their A320 layout...

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by stl07
Mon Mar 07, 2022 8:34 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: AUS vs SAT
Replies: 10
Views: 1353

Re: AUS vs SAT

Both since I am an aviation person and it is much more stimulating to fly out of 2 different airports and follow both as my home than just one.

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by stl07
Mon Mar 07, 2022 7:19 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Gasoline prices, it hurts.
Replies: 540
Views: 31225

Re: Gasoline prices, it hurts.

It is 6.50 a gallon across many parts of Los Angeles. These prices will have huge impacts on U.S. aviation. Where? I filled up Thursday in greater LA for $4.47. At Costco, but early enough there was no wait. :biggrin: To others: I felt it. Between what is right (sanctions) and higher prices, we'll ...

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by stl07
Mon Mar 07, 2022 7:16 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Gasoline prices, it hurts.
Replies: 540
Views: 31225

Re: Gasoline prices, it hurts.

cjg225 wrote:
Just paid $5.20/gal ($1.37/L) for 93 octane about 30 minutes ago. I think that's like $0.80/gal more expensive than it was last weekend when I tanked up.

87 is 6.99 in some place in LA. Count your blessings

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by stl07
Sun Mar 06, 2022 1:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2022
Replies: 651
Views: 89681

Re: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2022

Lax on AA was an a321 today. Maybe some regrets about dropping to 1x?

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by stl07
Sun Feb 27, 2022 2:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2022
Replies: 651
Views: 89681

Re: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2022

United updated June SFO restart pushed to September. One mainline total a day Only one flight to DC a day. They have Lufthansa coming in and put out this crap schedule. What a joke. DC and SFO of course have multiple flights to FRA. Why would they need to connect in STL? It’s about being the leader...

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by stl07
Fri Feb 25, 2022 7:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2022
Replies: 651
Views: 89681

Re: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2022

Jshank83 wrote:
BLV is in the process of a feasibility study to expand the FIS facility to allow VivaAerobus or other carriers to fly internationally from BLV.

I’m guessing this happens based on everything we have seen.

Why? Viva is more than able to fly to STL (and does from HUX)

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by stl07
Thu Feb 17, 2022 6:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Brawl on board of Air Caraïbes flight en route from ORY to CAY
Replies: 23
Views: 5736

Re: Brawl on board of Air Caraïbes flight en route from ORY to CAY

ASFlyer wrote:
usdcaguy wrote:
Why are people from certain parts of the world so prone to impulsivity and aggression? You see this on African flights as well.


like the U.S. for example?


Florida is only one state in the US

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by stl07
Thu Feb 17, 2022 5:46 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Celebrity Crush
Replies: 39
Views: 3512

Re: Celebrity Crush

The whole celebrity crush thing never made any sence to me. Like I understand saying someone's attractive but the obsessions people have make no sense to me. It makes even less sense now that I live in LA and all these people are datable and on the market like the rest of us.

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by stl07
Thu Feb 17, 2022 1:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2022
Replies: 651
Views: 89681

Re: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2022

Is myr even that popular?

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by stl07
Mon Feb 14, 2022 9:43 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Super Bowl! (Does anyone really care?)
Replies: 49
Views: 3183

Re: The Super Bowl! (Does anyone really care?)

I'm in LA. Beaches were still full during the game. Had people over, they showed up late. Nobody here really cared about the game the way we did in STL.

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by stl07
Sun Feb 13, 2022 1:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2022
Replies: 651
Views: 89681

Re: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2022

I think location may have a sort of impact on if LH can strike a deal with AA or Wingtips for the club

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by stl07
Thu Feb 10, 2022 9:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2022
Replies: 651
Views: 89681

Re: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2022

Jshank83 wrote:
August International LF

Frontier Punta Cana 91.5% inbound only, outbound depressed due to end of season.
Southwest Cancun 81.5%
Southwest Montego Bay 81.5%
Frontier Cancun 78.5%

Good numbers. I see the NK Cun getting cut soon if over 20% of the a321 is empty

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by stl07
Wed Feb 09, 2022 8:17 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Florida LGBT K-5 School Law Proposal
Replies: 23
Views: 1557

Re: Florida LGBT K-5 School Law Proposal

2 years ago I had the choice of moving to Miami or Los Angeles. After coming to LA, I have always pondered if I made the right choice as, despite how fun living here is, there are so many downfalls to living here which I won't elaborate as to not beat a dead horse. However, every time one of these &...

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by stl07
Wed Feb 09, 2022 1:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2022
Replies: 651
Views: 89681

Re: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2022

I think MIA for WN has a rather niche clientele. For one, people taking WN to MIA specifically want to go to MIA, not FLL or RSW which have better schedules on WN. The customer also specially has to want to take WN over AA, which obviously has a better product having admirals clubs in both airports ...

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by stl07
Wed Feb 09, 2022 12:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Frontier and Spirit to Merge!
Replies: 478
Views: 65624

Re: Frontier and Spirit to Merge!

Anybody else remember Frontiers fresh baked breadsticks handed out when boarding. Cooked in the galley ovens during the turn. Entering the MCD was like a piece of heaven. Frontier V 1.0 was a great airline. Frontier in the 2000s was pretty good too but I honestly remember them as being a bit weird....

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by stl07
Fri Feb 04, 2022 12:42 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Updated: Washington selects Commanders as new NFL team name
Replies: 87
Views: 5599

Re: Washington Redskins Name Change on the Way?

CometII wrote:
This name will need to be changed in a few years when it is decided that glorifying warfare and those who lead the charge in them is behind the times. :white:

To be fair, redskins was extreme and probably one of the few cases where I was on the side of the renamers.

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by stl07
Tue Feb 01, 2022 9:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Play Airlines News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 344
Views: 8163

Re: Play Air announcing New York

So a combo of WW and DY. Where could this go wrong?

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