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by AtomicGarden
Fri Jul 22, 2022 12:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Farnborough Air Show 2022 - Airbus Orders and General Discussion Thread
Replies: 138
Views: 58573

Re: Farnborough Air Show 2022 - Airbus Orders and General Discussion Thread

The simple reality is, most people will put up with just about anything if it makes the fare, say $/€/£100 cheaper. If you personally don't like that, then there's always premium economy. Well, I am always willing to pay some more bucks for better service, but the difference between Y and PE is som...

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by AtomicGarden
Fri Jul 15, 2022 9:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AR Subbing A332 on USH-AEP?
Replies: 5
Views: 1231

Re: AR Subbing A332 on USH-AEP?

I think there was a last minute schedule change. It was suppossed to operate with a 738 and land at AEP, but was replaced by a A330 to EZE. I am no pilot but with the relatively recent upgrades to the runway, AEP could have an A330 landing, but the terminal is a freakin' mess already (work has begun...

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by AtomicGarden
Thu Jul 14, 2022 11:31 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Dominoes Pizza
Replies: 57
Views: 2735

Re: Dominoes Pizza

I tried it once in NY a few years ago and it wasn't worth it. I prefer Sbarro's (and my gf loves them) and even Pizza Hut. But then again, is US style pizza really a pizza? I don't like US style pizza.

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by AtomicGarden
Thu Jul 14, 2022 10:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Questions on Running Out of Plane Registration Numbers
Replies: 51
Views: 5823

Re: Questions on Running Out of Plane Registration Numbers

In Argentina we are on LV-Kxx and I think by the time we reach M we'll have gone around the alphabet (LV-MLO was a 742 from AR, the "malo" or "evil/cursed one") so by year's end I might have an answer! I'd say we'll go from LV to L something if other combinations are not taken.

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by AtomicGarden
Wed Jul 13, 2022 11:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines changes family's flight to another country, asks them to pay $30K, passenger says
Replies: 61
Views: 12281

Re: American Airlines changes family's flight to another country, asks them to pay $30K, passenger says

This is the exact reason EVERYONE needs to use a travel agent for ANY international trip. We would have seen the schedule change when it happened and would have rebooked you to new flights or refunded the tickets and rebooked to another airline. Anything can and may go wrong when traveling these da...

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by AtomicGarden
Wed Jul 13, 2022 9:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines changes family's flight to another country, asks them to pay $30K, passenger says
Replies: 61
Views: 12281

Re: American Airlines changes family's flight to another country, asks them to pay $30K, passenger says

I cannot understand how they would charge the passengers to be rebooked on another AA flight after the airline made the screw up.

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by AtomicGarden
Tue Jul 12, 2022 9:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: VS unveil A330Neo Cabin
Replies: 44
Views: 14534

Re: VS unveil A330Neo Cabin

I've been absent from A-net for a while and never flown on J on any airline (sadly) so I am a bit surprised to see closets on forward cabins. Is that standard on the industry or just another Virgin gimmick? And those baby areas? do they all come with bassinets? and the Loft/Booth are they for anyone...

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by AtomicGarden
Wed Jul 06, 2022 11:39 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Time to dump Pride?
Replies: 128
Views: 6876

Re: Time to dump Pride?

I know a gay man who considers himself homophobic :D at first I thought he was joking but he really can't stand other gay men. You can't get more schizo than that

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by AtomicGarden
Thu Jun 23, 2022 9:52 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 6994
Views: 484399

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread

https://www.minusrus.com/en

very biased source, but interesting anyway
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readytotaxi wrote:
Curious, what percentage of Russian forces have been deployed thus far?


https://www.minusrus.com/en

very biased source, but interesting anyway

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by AtomicGarden
Wed Jun 22, 2022 1:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: RED Air MD-80 accident in MIA
Replies: 119
Views: 40032

Re: RED Air crash in MIA?

Gotta love those pax exiting the aircraft with their luggage... there was an accident, I think SU? where reportedly some pax with their carry ons prevented many people from evacuating on time

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by AtomicGarden
Sat May 14, 2022 10:55 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 6994
Views: 484399

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread

As I see it, there is an "upside" (if at all) for Ukraine. They cannot make a wrong choice. Wanna call it quits and negotiate some land? we understand. Gonna try and fight till the end? we got you, says the world. I am reading a book about Churchill's early days in WWII (on which the movie...

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by AtomicGarden
Fri May 13, 2022 10:07 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 6994
Views: 484399

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread

It's due to their offering asylum to people Turkey calls terrorists. Can we boot out Turkey? Probably a move to negotiate consensions. You would think NATO would be more willing to trade Sweden and Finland for Turkey even of it means losing control of the Bosporus Straight. And Turkey knows it. bt ...

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by AtomicGarden
Mon May 02, 2022 10:08 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 6994
Views: 484399

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread

But if you were going to do a false flag operation, this would be the time and place. It would be really bad for that, though, as it would do significant psychological harm to the Putin regime and undermine its credibility even if there was just some disruption without actual damage. Naw man, a fal...

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by AtomicGarden
Fri Apr 29, 2022 12:00 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Those of you who walk barefoot in airplanes ...
Replies: 22
Views: 2091

Re: Those of you who walk barefoot in airplanes ...

I've done it a couple of times while seted because my feet got some swelling. And even then I'd rest them on top of the sneakers. Never walk around barefoot and much less to the toilet!

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by AtomicGarden
Tue Apr 26, 2022 10:07 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 6994
Views: 484399

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread

Someone mentioned before (from a statement on some major newspaper) that SAS were on the ground training Ukrainians on western weaponry. I bet Green Berets are attending that party too. Boy, Vlad would sell his own mother (if he ever had one) to capture a western SF operator! Edit: Kinda like this h...

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by AtomicGarden
Mon Apr 25, 2022 10:02 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 6994
Views: 484399

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread

I always wondered if this site https://www.minusrus.com/en was believable. Now I think it is https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-10751671/15-000-Russian-troops-killed-Ukraine-Defence-Secretary-Ben-Wallace-tells-MPs.html Ukrainian oficial numbers, while maybe a bit bloated for propaganda reasons...

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by AtomicGarden
Fri Apr 22, 2022 10:22 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 6994
Views: 484399

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread

Boris Johnson says Russia could win the war https://www.businessinsider.com/boris-johnson-its-realistic-say-ukraine-war-could-last-2023-2022-4?amp Well that always depends on what "winning" this war means -- first it included taking over Kyiv, then it didn't. Totalitarian states can chang...

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by AtomicGarden
Mon Apr 18, 2022 1:24 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 6994
Views: 484399

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread

Let's say Russia uses a tactical nuke on Ukraine. Could NATO say "we've had enough" and begin bombing Russian troops in the country? and put some boots on the ground, efectively starting a direct war? without touching Russian soil, of course. Would Russia be crazy enough to attack the terr...

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by AtomicGarden
Sun Apr 17, 2022 6:42 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 6994
Views: 484399

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread

First photo of Moskva going down? https://www.news.com.au/world/europe/sneaky-way-ukraine-distracted-russian-warship-moskva/news-story/4243404b1394fa2f18d44290afeabd9a However I’m not convinced that the photo is of the same ship. It doesn’t look that similar. Edit: News Corp got it wrong. Good lord...

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by AtomicGarden
Thu Apr 14, 2022 10:07 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 6994
Views: 484399

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread

flyingclrs727 wrote:
alberchico wrote:
She has sunk. Holy sh*t. Great day for Ukraine. I wonder how Russia will react ?


I hope they send out half a dozen warships to Odessa, so the Ukrainians can sink some more ships.


Lead by the mighty junk carrier Kusnetsov. It could probably choke itself on its black smoke to death.

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by AtomicGarden
Wed Apr 13, 2022 10:33 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 6994
Views: 484399

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread

This is requiring a confirmation but this news is trending: Ukraine has hit Russian missile cruiser "Moskva" in the Black Sea, Odesa regional governor Maksym Marchenko said. 'Russian ship is severely damaged', he claimed Ukrainian Neptune missiles would have been used. https://twitter.com...

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by AtomicGarden
Tue Apr 12, 2022 10:02 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 6994
Views: 484399

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread

GDB is quoted thus upstream: 'The Ukrainians will be polled if there is a prospect of a cease fire, on the terms acceptable to them.' How do you conduct a poll in this situation, with large numbers of citizens holed up in cellars? I was quoting repeated statements by the Ukrainian President who I s...

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by AtomicGarden
Mon Apr 11, 2022 10:28 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 6994
Views: 484399

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread

Only today, Russia warned Finland and Sweden against joining NATO. Sweden and Finland? Talk about logistic issues for the Russian. And forget about air superiority. Not sure if Russia can muster enough forces and stage them in the appropriate locations before summer. bt The good, old Russian heavy-...

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by AtomicGarden
Fri Apr 08, 2022 11:01 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 6994
Views: 484399

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread

I would really like to see Ukraine pushing every Russian soldier out and put an end to the 2014 invasion too. But I don't know if Ukraine has the capabilities and the local support like it has to defend the rest of the country. Then, anybody who considers themselves Russian can move to Moscow. I don...

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by AtomicGarden
Wed Apr 06, 2022 11:01 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 6994
Views: 484399

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread

Vintage wrote:
AtomicGarden wrote:
I wouldn't count on generals to get nearer than 100km of the front line

Because of the stalled offensive, it appears that they have had to go up front in order to get things moving.
That's how eight of them have been killed.


I know. I meant after all that they are likely well behind combat troops

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by AtomicGarden
Wed Apr 06, 2022 10:14 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 6994
Views: 484399

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread

ThePointblank wrote: They likely won't be used against tanks; they will be aimed at Russian trains......... Where did the targeting information come from? The same way they are able to target Russian generals. Agreed. The 600 will probably be used against high value assets, like generals, fuel and ...

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by AtomicGarden
Mon Apr 04, 2022 10:54 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 6994
Views: 484399

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread

I don't get it. Does NATO go around forcefully assimilating countries into NATO? Or do countries around Russia, scared of Russia's dickishness, strive (and often times fail) to join NATO? Why are people mad at "expansionist NATO" for Ukraine wanting to join NATO and NATO not letting them ...

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by AtomicGarden
Mon Apr 04, 2022 10:30 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 6994
Views: 484399

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread

I'm sure there was. My wife, who was born in Ukraine but got her US citizenship last year, is appalled by the number of her Russian acquaintances in San Antonio who are Pro Putin even after the start of Putin's invasion of Ukraine. These are people who are not prevented from getting news as is the ...

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by AtomicGarden
Fri Apr 01, 2022 9:31 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Which nation has the best National Anthem?
Replies: 42
Views: 2537

Re: Which nation has the best National Anthem?

Maybe not the best time for this opinion, but I think the Soviet anthem. I second that, unfortunately! (more impopular opinion) also the Russian anthem, I think it is pretty similar, nyet? It's the same tune, just different lyrics. Alexander Alexandrov originally composed the melody in 1938 as the ...

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by AtomicGarden
Fri Apr 01, 2022 12:04 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Which nation has the best National Anthem?
Replies: 42
Views: 2537

Re: Which nation has the best National Anthem?

Redd wrote:
Maybe not the best time for this opinion, but I think the Soviet anthem.


I second that, unfortunately! (more impopular opinion) also the Russian anthem, I think it is pretty similar, nyet?

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by AtomicGarden
Thu Mar 31, 2022 10:35 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 6994
Views: 484399

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread

Russian-language Ukrainian news outlet Bagnet said joining the legion is voluntary and requires Russian prisoners of war to apply in writing. The troops are then vetted by Ukraine's security services and counter intelligence. It reported on Wednesday that both privates and officers were among the &...

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by AtomicGarden
Wed Mar 30, 2022 9:43 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 6994
Views: 484399

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread

Prediction, if there is a peace settlement, removal of some sanctions will happen. A Russian ceasefire should certainly NOT be the cue for any easing of sanctions. Once a complete Russian withdrawal has been implemented and reparations agreed, then maybe we can start thinking about the sanctions si...

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by AtomicGarden
Tue Mar 29, 2022 10:20 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 6994
Views: 484399

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread

Remember the huge and rather static Russian convoy? The story of the drone operators (and raiders on quad bikes, you could not make this up) and their part in it's disruption which likely had deep and lasting effects on the Russians planning and assumptions; https://www.theguardian.com/world/2022/m...

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by AtomicGarden
Fri Mar 25, 2022 10:31 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 6994
Views: 484399

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread

bikerthai wrote:
SRQLOT wrote:
There is unconfirmed reports that Ukrainians also got a 6th russian general kill.


The one that got run over would make 7?


bt


That was a Colonel

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by AtomicGarden
Tue Mar 22, 2022 10:42 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 6994
Views: 484399

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread

Of course, Russia has now made the above meaningless as they fell into the trap of proving everyone they were a threat after all. But still, one has to wonder if the nebulous policies and standards of NATO did not contribute to this whole mess. Those are some valid historical points, but I don't be...

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by AtomicGarden
Fri Apr 03, 2020 1:37 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: EU flight cancelled- no longer offering refund ?
Replies: 34
Views: 3746

Re: EU flight cancelled- no longer offering refund ?

There's nothing to do on "manage my booking". It only has a link to the FAQs, which in turn takes me to the voucher form. Too bad I rather have a free change of my flight. I don't wanna argue about a refund. Now that British Airways has officially announced it is suspending all flights fr...

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by AtomicGarden
Mon Mar 30, 2020 10:31 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: EU flight cancelled- no longer offering refund ?
Replies: 34
Views: 3746

Re: EU flight cancelled- no longer offering refund ?

My April 19th LGW-GLA flight is still listed as available to check in, even though they are closing North Terminal. I've not been contacted with any sort of option, refund or otherwise. Any attempt to log in to their website and app to 'manage bookings' is met with a 'you have been logged out, too ...

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by AtomicGarden
Mon Mar 30, 2020 10:28 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: EU flight cancelled- no longer offering refund ?
Replies: 34
Views: 3746

Re: EU flight cancelled- no longer offering refund ?

My April 19th LGW-GLA flight is still listed as available to check in, even though they are closing North Terminal. I've not been contacted with any sort of option, refund or otherwise. Any attempt to log in to their website and app to 'manage bookings' is met with a 'you have been logged out, too ...

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by AtomicGarden
Sat Mar 28, 2020 7:57 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: EU flight cancelled- no longer offering refund ?
Replies: 34
Views: 3746

Re: EU flight cancelled- no longer offering refund ?

My April 19th LGW-GLA flight is still listed as available to check in, even though they are closing North Terminal. I've not been contacted with any sort of option, refund or otherwise. Any attempt to log in to their website and app to 'manage bookings' is met with a 'you have been logged out, too ...

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by AtomicGarden
Mon Mar 16, 2020 1:24 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What should we do with our money in the market
Replies: 50
Views: 2630

Re: What should we do with our money in the market

My GF's brother in law works for the nation's Central Bank and is a financial buff; he's the type of men who would buy cheap. I have some bonds that plummeted and shares that hit rock bottom (the latter which I bought just for the fun -- like a casino) and I dare not touch them.

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by AtomicGarden
Mon Mar 16, 2020 1:11 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Tiny Things That Drive You Insane
Replies: 163
Views: 7180

Re: Tiny Things That Drive You Insane

People who are closer to the door and yet insist on letting you in/out first. Or those waiting for the bus ahead of you and let you in first. I know it's plain courtesy and I don't hate them, but stop trying to be the better person when it's your right to go first, and it's even more practical! I ha...

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by AtomicGarden
Sat Mar 14, 2020 12:38 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Bucket Lists
Replies: 35
Views: 1976

Re: Bucket Lists

I don't get it. The feeling is the same whether you have sex with an Asian or a Western woman. The differences are for porn movies. Oh no, no it isn't ;) Do we speak of the coefficient of friction? I once met a guy who had a girl friend nearly 20 years his senior. He explained to me that all vagina...

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by AtomicGarden
Wed Mar 11, 2020 10:52 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Bucket Lists
Replies: 35
Views: 1976

Re: Bucket Lists

GalaxyFlyer wrote:
Braybuddy wrote:
My bucket list is simply not suitable for a respectable website. :D


Should be good for here, then.


I'll risk angering the moderators then: having sex with an Asian woman. I could always pay for it , but it's not the same (also 5+ years with GF make it difficult)

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by AtomicGarden
Wed Mar 11, 2020 10:42 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: McDonald's Double Big Mac (4 Patties?!?!?)
Replies: 45
Views: 2065

Re: McDonald's Double Big Mac (4 Patties?!?!?)

Not surprised, Burger King has the double/triple/quadruple stacker, which has cheese 'n bacon. And BK is much tastier than Mac. Mind you, I don't love fast food, but if I excercise regularly (3x of medium training) I reserve the right to indulge in grease at least once a week. Besides I never ask fo...

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by AtomicGarden
Sat Feb 22, 2020 10:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated ITA/Alitalia News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 2245
Views: 567700

Re: Alitalia bankruptcy and selling process discussion thread

Is there any kind of strike next tuesday? I am seeing several schedule changes and cancellations on AZ domestic flights (at least TRN and FLR) Found it (had to change languages on Google search) https://www.express.co.uk/travel/articles/1245675/flights-italy-air-traffic-control-strikes-holidays-202...

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by AtomicGarden
Sat Feb 22, 2020 10:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated ITA/Alitalia News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 2245
Views: 567700

Re: Alitalia bankruptcy and selling process discussion thread

Is there any kind of strike next tuesday? I am seeing several schedule changes and cancellations on AZ domestic flights (at least TRN and FLR)

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by AtomicGarden
Fri Feb 21, 2020 1:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will there ever been a new greenfield major airport in the USA?
Replies: 144
Views: 16061

Re: Will there ever been a new greenfield major airport in the USA?

Just for the fun of the thread, what do you think about artificial islands?

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by AtomicGarden
Thu Feb 20, 2020 12:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DOT: Best/Worst U.S. Airports On Time Performance for 2019
Replies: 41
Views: 4870

Re: DOT: Best/Worst U.S. Airports On Time Performance for 2019

Why is EWR's performance so much worse than JFK's? other than "because DL has a bigger operation at Kennedy"

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by AtomicGarden
Tue Feb 04, 2020 12:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iberia unveils new uniforms
Replies: 27
Views: 4469

Re: Iberia unveils new uniforms

braniff2hav wrote:
Uh... those shoes ... or whatever they are ... I don't see that as very fashionable. The uniform itself is ok, I like it. Perhaps the shoes are not really part of the uniform.


Probably not, one of the guys (looks like ground staff) is wearing sneakers

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by AtomicGarden
Thu Jan 16, 2020 12:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Aer Lingus uniform
Replies: 30
Views: 5540

Re: New Aer Lingus uniform

I quite like them, except the all-green two piece dress. I might even get a green tie for myself.

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