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by Dieuwer
Wed Sep 18, 2019 3:14 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Magnificent NON-UNESCO World Heritage site
Replies: 10
Views: 1200

Re: Magnificent NON-UNESCO World Heritage site

Recently (i.e. last December) I visited Bagan in Myanmar. Rented an electric scooter and visited dozens of temples over the span of a couple of days. Had a great time and was very impressed with the sights. Although the Bagan Archaeological Zone is not listed as a World Heritage Site, I can see it ...

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by Dieuwer
Tue Sep 17, 2019 4:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1889
Views: 237709

Re: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019

Where else could we see DL add A220 service from BOS? BOS-SNN? :D Actually it would make a great winter swap for DL on BOS-DUB to make that route year round. i am not sure BOS-SNN needs extra capacity even with a 220 :), with EI posting loads of 80% plus for Q1, there might be a gap there for some ...

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by Dieuwer
Tue Sep 17, 2019 3:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1889
Views: 237709

Re: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019

NickolayAv wrote:
Where else could we see DL add A220 service from BOS?


BOS-SNN? :D

I think the A220 will be a bigger deal for JetBlue. That aircraft opens up a lot of "thin-ish" medium-distance international routes. For example to MEX and Central America. Even Northern South-America is in range.

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by Dieuwer
Sat Sep 14, 2019 11:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 946
Views: 136760

Re: JetBlue Network Thread - 2019

Planeboy17 wrote:
Dieuwer wrote:
Chuska wrote:
jetBlue will upgrade their ABQ-JFK flight during balloon fiesta this year, Oct. 3-14, to an A321. Looking forward to seeing it except, of course, its at midnight.


Horrible red-eye.

Can you give an example of a great red-eye?


LAX/SFO-BOS in Mint?

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by Dieuwer
Sat Sep 14, 2019 5:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 946
Views: 136760

Re: JetBlue Network Thread - 2019

Chuska wrote:
jetBlue will upgrade their ABQ-JFK flight during balloon fiesta this year, Oct. 3-14, to an A321. Looking forward to seeing it except, of course, its at midnight.


Horrible red-eye.

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by Dieuwer
Sat Sep 14, 2019 5:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1889
Views: 237709

Re: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019

adamh8297 wrote:
Mileage Plus has a lot of availability too with LH/LX/TK but the program keeps getting devalued.


Mileage Plus DOES NOT have a lot of availability in J with LH/LX/TK. Most of the time you only see J on TP if you are looking for BOS-Europe.

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by Dieuwer
Thu Sep 12, 2019 9:26 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: What is VFR?
Replies: 40
Views: 4582

Re: What is VFR?

Any reason why VFR traffic is often equated with Caribbean traffic? Isn't that an old fashioned notion? Because if I look at my job, all of my colleagues travel to either India or Europe to see family and friends.

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by Dieuwer
Wed Sep 11, 2019 1:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1889
Views: 237709

Re: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019

The market could probably take more, Terminal E until the expansion is done, not so much. all I know is that, I am flying to AMS next week on DL, paid about $1,400 Y+ back in April each for a ticket, for sh**s and giggles last week (before 14 days were up) i took a look at D1 pricing and got quoted...

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by Dieuwer
Wed Sep 11, 2019 12:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: BA pilots call off strike on September 27th, 2019
Replies: 132
Views: 19111

Re: BA pilots to strike, 9-10 27 September.

"The 13-strong Balpa union board who ordered the strike, six live in France, Spain or Ireland. Militant union negotiator newlywed Mark Keane, who backed strikes in previous roles with Ryanair and Norwegian Air, lives in Dublin."

So much for paying your fair share of taxes, right?

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by Dieuwer
Tue Sep 10, 2019 7:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1889
Views: 237709

Re: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019

Do most people believe that AMS is adequately served by the DL/KLM mix already in place or can the market take more? In other words, could KL go daily in 2020? The market could probably take more, Terminal E until the expansion is done, not so much. all I know is that, I am flying to AMS next week ...

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by Dieuwer
Tue Sep 10, 2019 12:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1889
Views: 237709

Re: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019

I recently flew Norwegian LGW-BOS for the first time in PE and I was pretty impressed actually. Paid $600 one-way. Plane looked brand new and vacuum cleaned. Seat was good and service friendly. Cardboard boxed lunch/dinner was good. Selection of wines decent. The major drawback for me however was th...

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by Dieuwer
Sat Aug 31, 2019 7:36 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 7: The Frog who Aspired to Become as Big as the Ox
Replies: 800
Views: 22013

Re: Brexit part 7: The Frog who Aspired to Become as Big as the Ox

I'm in England now, and Thank God Brexit will not happen before I leave. Then, when the UK has crashed out of the EU I would be hesitant to visit again until clearly has been spelled out how visitors etc. are treated at border crossings and such. Regarding Boris Johnson "power grab", I di...

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by Dieuwer
Sat Aug 31, 2019 7:17 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 80 years since wwll and molotow ribbentrop agreement
Replies: 65
Views: 2264

Re: 80 years since wwll and molotow ribbentrop agreement

What do you guys think of the Munich pact between France, Britain and Nazi Germany? I think you are doing another round of Whataboutism. With the molotow ribbentrop pact, the Soviet grabbed pieces of land/countries. No matter how you look at it, the Soviet were the aggressors at the beginning of WW...

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by Dieuwer
Sat Aug 31, 2019 6:29 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 7: The Frog who Aspired to Become as Big as the Ox
Replies: 800
Views: 22013

Re: Brexit part 7: The Frog who Aspired to Become as Big as the Ox

So you were not surprised by the power grab of Boris?

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by Dieuwer
Sat Aug 31, 2019 6:12 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 7: The Frog who Aspired to Become as Big as the Ox
Replies: 800
Views: 22013

Re: Brexit part 7: The Frog who Aspired to Become as Big as the Ox

I'm in England now, and Thank God Brexit will not happen before I leave. Then, when the UK has crashed out of the EU I would be hesitant to visit again until clearly has been spelled out how visitors etc. are treated at border crossings and such. Regarding Boris Johnson "power grab", I did...

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by Dieuwer
Sat Aug 31, 2019 5:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1889
Views: 237709

Re: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019

OK, fine, whatever. No "legacy". But my brief review of EI still stands.

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by Dieuwer
Sat Aug 31, 2019 3:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1889
Views: 237709

Re: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019

With legacy I mean BA, DL, AF/KL, LH, LX, IB.

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by Dieuwer
Sat Aug 31, 2019 3:16 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 80 years since wwll and molotow ribbentrop agreement
Replies: 65
Views: 2264

Re: 80 years since wwll and molotow ribbentrop agreement

The Soviet Union/Russia has no right to speak about being a victim since they themselves turned into Nazi 2.0 with the illegal occupation of Eastern Europe after WWII. In fact, Eastern Europe should hit Russia with a couple trillion Euro "reparations claims" for 40+ years of human rights v...

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by Dieuwer
Sat Aug 31, 2019 3:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1889
Views: 237709

Re: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019

Flew AerLingus J for the first time last night. Thought it was a mixed bag. Lounge across C19 is bare bones, but functional. Gate area C21 is a zoo. If it were up to me I would move EI to the more "exclusive" Terminal E. Onboard hard product is good, service was ok. Very VERY informal. &qu...

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by Dieuwer
Fri Aug 30, 2019 7:19 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Insane Economic and Financial Policies of The West
Replies: 39
Views: 1697

Re: Insane Economic and Financial Policies of The West

Dutchy wrote:
Dieuwer wrote:
Maybe just merge this thread in the thread: "US has amoral virulent form of Capitalism".


What do you want with this thread, you started it, so you must have an intent with it. 8-)


I had free time last night and decided to plunk my rambling thoughts in a thread...

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by Dieuwer
Fri Aug 30, 2019 6:54 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Insane Economic and Financial Policies of The West
Replies: 39
Views: 1697

Re: Insane Economic and Financial Policies of The West

Maybe just merge this thread in the thread: "US has amoral virulent form of Capitalism".

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by Dieuwer
Fri Aug 30, 2019 5:21 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Insane Economic and Financial Policies of The West
Replies: 39
Views: 1697

Re: Insane Economic and Financial Policies of The West

Perhaps the Gold Standard was too restrictive, but that does not mean you should go out print money like crazy and go on a spending binge. You start out with a black / white scenario like all gold bugs, but now you imply that there should be something like the fed to adjust the money supply. It see...

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by Dieuwer
Fri Aug 30, 2019 2:22 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Sinking Cities vs. Sea Level Rise
Replies: 51
Views: 2865

Re: Sinking Cities vs. Sea Level Rise

I predict very little to nothing will happen. And even if a group of people or a nation decides to do something, the end result will be that billionaires got even richer, ordinary people poorer and the Climate keeps doing what it is doing.

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by Dieuwer
Fri Aug 30, 2019 1:58 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Do NOT travel to Hong Kong, in particular on weekends
Replies: 182
Views: 15969

Re: Do NOT travel to Hong Kong, in particular on weekends

Well, and they arrested Joshua Wong and Agnes Chow (along with some other guy from Demosisto according to CNN) on stupid charges like "inciting a illegal assembly" on June 21st around Police HQ. Meanwhile, the "radicals" literally shrugs that off, and the "peaceful" pr...

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by Dieuwer
Fri Aug 30, 2019 1:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 946
Views: 136760

Re: JetBlue Network Thread - 2019

[*] Actually? I think he was being facetious. No one knows. They still have to get ETOPS certified and get the planes on property, oh and that little thing of choosing an airport and getting slots. He is definitely being facetious, since 2021 is not a leap year, therefore no Feb 29 in 2021 :lol: In...

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by Dieuwer
Fri Aug 30, 2019 1:13 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Insane Economic and Financial Policies of The West
Replies: 39
Views: 1697

Re: Insane Economic and Financial Policies of The West

Some people are quick to blame us getting off the gold standard but minimum wage went stagnant and we were told to give everything to the wealthy and it would trickle down to us and make us all better. Deregulate everything and break all the unions and we will all have everything in abundance is wh...

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by Dieuwer
Fri Aug 30, 2019 1:50 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: US has amoral virulent form of Capitalism.
Replies: 92
Views: 5240

Re: US has amoral virulent form of Capitalism.

If American capitalism is so evil, why do people keep coming to America? Oh right, because it's the Norwegians, Swedes, Canadians, Austrians, Swiss, and Australians who are coming to America in droves? Hardly. Honestly what a ridiculously foolish statement. People in those countries are predisposed...

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by Dieuwer
Fri Aug 30, 2019 12:26 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Insane Economic and Financial Policies of The West
Replies: 39
Views: 1697

Insane Economic and Financial Policies of The West

Back in the day, wages were good and people had a lot of purchasing power. But then, a Grand Experiment began where the Gold Standard was ditched and Globalization embraced. 1) Without a Gold Standard, "Borrow and Spend" became the fashionable thing to do. Why tax people if you can just bo...

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by Dieuwer
Thu Aug 29, 2019 11:58 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Sinking Cities vs. Sea Level Rise
Replies: 51
Views: 2865

Re: Sinking Cities vs. Sea Level Rise

Built floating cities: https://www.nbcnews.com/mach/science/how-floating-architecture-could-help-save-cities-rising-seas-ncna863976 https://media1.s-nbcnews.com/j/newscms/2018_15/2392636/180409-floating-homes-amsterdam-mn-1240_aab13d722dbe4f37fb4de6e00cd86734.fit-2000w.jpg Floating dairy farm: https...

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by Dieuwer
Thu Aug 29, 2019 7:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1889
Views: 237709

Re: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019

it's a relatively underserved route. B6 has been making so much money off this route that even though AS is much weaker, it's still profitable for them. But given that B6 is effectively adding a 3rd flight for much of the year, I don't see AS's second flight last too long. I suppose the profitabili...

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by Dieuwer
Thu Aug 29, 2019 6:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1889
Views: 237709

Re: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019

AS is adding a second daily BOS-SAN flight, starts May 21 https://newsroom.alaskaair.com/2019-08-28-Alaska-Airlines-expands-West-Coast-service-between-Pacific-Northwest-and-California What's their thought process on this? Based on the fare data posted by Thpuang, they take a beating on pretty much ...

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by Dieuwer
Thu Aug 29, 2019 6:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 946
Views: 136760

Re: JetBlue Network Thread - 2019

HP69 wrote:
Any updates on when LON service is supposed to start?


February 29, 2021. :D

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by Dieuwer
Thu Aug 29, 2019 6:05 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Filming of Movies in Morocco
Replies: 13
Views: 1347

Re: Filming of Movies in Morocco

The fact that Morocco is safe along with the large number of movies being filmed there has lead to a huge increase in the number of foreign tourists visiting Morocco. Visitor numbers went up from 3 million in 2008 to 11 million in 2017. ..,or the fact that the Atlas Film Studios located in Morocco ...

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by Dieuwer
Thu Aug 29, 2019 5:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1889
Views: 237709

Re: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019

Thank god I am going to AMS and not LHR I’m 3 weeks time, I will enjoy the serenity of the Satellite in comparison Not to mention the Hard Brexit on October 31st. I wonder if LON airports will become no-go areas at that time... AS is adding a second daily BOS-SAN flight, starts May 21 https://newsr...

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by Dieuwer
Tue Aug 27, 2019 9:07 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Oklahoma wins Opiod Lawsuit
Replies: 39
Views: 1235

Re: Oklahoma wins Opiod Lawsuit

Speaking about Oklahoma, perhaps it is time to sue the state itself for "aiding and abetting a toxic coal mining industry that contributes to Global Warming".

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by Dieuwer
Tue Aug 27, 2019 7:28 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Amazon rainforest is burning
Replies: 68
Views: 3148

Re: Amazon rainforest is burning

"Save the Plankton, Breathe Freely" Rainforests are responsible for roughly one-third (28%) of the Earth’s oxygen but most (70%) of the oxygen in the atmosphere is produced by marine plants. The remaining 2 percent of Earth’s oxygen comes from other sources. The ocean produces oxygen throu...

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by Dieuwer
Tue Aug 27, 2019 7:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair received €62.5M in subsidies from Catalan authorities at Girona airport
Replies: 32
Views: 4421

Re: Ryanair received €62.5M in subsidies from Catalan authorities at Girona airport

Dutchy wrote:
All these subsidies should stop, there is no reason to hand over such large amounts to commercial business.


Indeed: Corporate Welfare.

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by Dieuwer
Tue Aug 27, 2019 6:54 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Oklahoma wins Opiod Lawsuit
Replies: 39
Views: 1235

Re: Oklahoma wins Opiod Lawsuit

I predict that in a decade from now, all those marijuana companies that are currently being hyped on the stock market will also get hit with billion dollar lawsuits. I am no fan of marijuana, but it could not be more clear now that marijuana is practically harmless, especially compared to legal dru...

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by Dieuwer
Tue Aug 27, 2019 6:45 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Oklahoma wins Opiod Lawsuit
Replies: 39
Views: 1235

Re: Oklahoma wins Opiod Lawsuit

I predict that in a decade from now, all those marijuana companies that are currently being hyped on the stock market will also get hit with billion dollar lawsuits. why? Is there a marijuana epidemic coming? You bet. Lawyers will find something to sue. If you think about it, every "vice indus...

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by Dieuwer
Tue Aug 27, 2019 6:41 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Oklahoma wins Opiod Lawsuit
Replies: 39
Views: 1235

Re: Oklahoma wins Opiod Lawsuit

Big business only cares about one thing: $$$

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by Dieuwer
Tue Aug 27, 2019 6:33 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Oklahoma wins Opiod Lawsuit
Replies: 39
Views: 1235

Re: Oklahoma wins Opiod Lawsuit

I predict that in a decade from now, all those marijuana companies that are currently being hyped on the stock market will also get hit with billion dollar lawsuits.

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by Dieuwer
Mon Aug 26, 2019 5:39 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Do NOT travel to Hong Kong, in particular on weekends
Replies: 182
Views: 15969

Re: Do NOT travel to Hong Kong, in particular on weekends

History has taught us that when government turns against its own people, the smartest thing to do is to leave immediately. Not stay and fight, but leave. But in practice very few of those “freedom lovers” actually leave, and it’s the same everywhere. They know that they won’t get the same standard ...

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by Dieuwer
Mon Aug 26, 2019 4:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 946
Views: 136760

Re: JetBlue Network Thread - 2019

OAG from this week B6 BOS-HDN APR 0.3>0[0] B6 BOS-SAN DEC 1.9>2[1.8] B6 CHS-FLL NOV 0.9>1.7[1.1] B6 FLL-HDN APR 0.3>0[0] B6 FLL-JAX NOV 3>4[3] B6 FLL-MSY NOV 1.0>1.8[1.0] B6 FLL-PUJ SEP 1.1>0.7[1.0] I wonder if B6 should consider going 3x per day on BOS-SAN. Just looking at fares, they are Minting ...

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by Dieuwer
Sun Aug 25, 2019 9:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1889
Views: 237709

Re: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019

VS4ever wrote:
I’ve seen nothing about this as an issue either on a.net or the news.


Maybe that's because majority of a.netters don't fly WN. ;)

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by Dieuwer
Sun Aug 25, 2019 8:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1889
Views: 237709

Re: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019

It’s a very irresponsible statement and I think it’s high time you own up to this. Maybe you are extremely privileged or have the opportunity to always fly in business and kudos to you - unfortunately most of us here fly coach and have been lucky on multiple occasions to fly business - not every ti...

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by Dieuwer
Sun Aug 25, 2019 8:40 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Do NOT travel to Hong Kong, in particular on weekends
Replies: 182
Views: 15969

Re: Do NOT travel to Hong Kong, in particular on weekends

History has taught us that when government turns against its own people, the smartest thing to do is to leave immediately. Not stay and fight, but leave.

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by Dieuwer
Sun Aug 25, 2019 8:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1889
Views: 237709

Re: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019

Maybe Bostonians don't like to fly WN? Maybe Bostonians have too high of a standard in general and don't want to be treated like cattle. It’s a very irresponsible statement and I think it’s high time you own up to this. Maybe you are extremely privileged or have the opportunity to always fly in bus...

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by Dieuwer
Sun Aug 25, 2019 7:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1889
Views: 237709

Re: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019

Maybe Bostonians don't like to fly WN? Maybe Bostonians have too high of a standard in general and don't want to be treated like cattle.

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by Dieuwer
Sun Aug 25, 2019 4:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1889
Views: 237709

Re: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019

WN BOS destinations after the current drops: BWI, MDW, STL, HOU - no direct flights here from competitors CMH - flown by DL (I do not know how long this will last) I somehow feel this will be next chopping candidate BNA - flown by DL and B6 - do not think there will be cuts here considering this is...

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