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by Dieuwer
Thu Aug 06, 2020 11:47 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - Q3 2020
Replies: 416
Views: 22373

Re: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - Q3 2020

We had a discussion a few month back regarding if USA was going to get in total 100 000 dead. This was considered to high and impossible number. Now there comes numbers showing that by christmas USA will have around 300 000 dead; https://edition.cnn.com/2020/08/06/health/us-coronavirus-thursday/ind...

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by Dieuwer
Wed Aug 05, 2020 1:58 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: New George Floyd leaked bodycam video
Replies: 31
Views: 2842

Re: New George Floyd leaked bodycam video completely turns case upside down

Title of this thread is misleading.
"Upside down" would mean that Floyd would have HIS knee on the neck of the officer. Clearly, that was not the case.

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by Dieuwer
Wed Aug 05, 2020 1:51 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump Healthcare Plan Imminent
Replies: 43
Views: 2074

Re: Trump Healthcare Plan Imminent

A universal governmenf paid system is normally using 7-10 of gdp in europe for highlevel highcapacity health care that also supports the country in pandemic times. Usa uses much bigger part 12-15% of gdp for less part of the population 80% before obamacare today probably closer 90%. One weakness is...

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by Dieuwer
Tue Aug 04, 2020 1:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA & B6 announce Northeast Partnership
Replies: 323
Views: 40267

Re: AA & B6 announce Northeast Partnership

More info on AA's JFK plans: "At JFK, American Plans Two Dozen New Transatlantic Flights" https://www.forbes.com/sites/tedreed/2020/08/03/at-jfk-american-plans-two-dozen-new-trans-atlantic-flights-and-new-partner-jetblue-still-plans-london/#17344a9a4c0a Main points: - AA plans 20 to 25 in...

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by Dieuwer
Mon Aug 03, 2020 11:52 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: TikTok
Replies: 81
Views: 2876

Re: TikTok

Why is Microsoft being forced to buy TikTok? I don't see any benefits for Microsoft to acquire TikTok to be honest. Once the dust settles down, TikTok will be relegated to the dustbins of social media history the way Foursquare, Vine, Path, Myspace, and all the other social media entrants who are n...

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by Dieuwer
Mon Aug 03, 2020 10:55 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: I’m a sucker
Replies: 25
Views: 1233

Re: I’m a sucker

Hi everyone! I was swept off my feet by a fast talking Facebook ad promising a paddleboard for $37. I go to the site to by 2 on impulse and turns out it’s just paddles. I contacted the seller via PayPal to cancel my order so I have a suspicion nothing will happen except the possibility of maybe get...

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by Dieuwer
Mon Aug 03, 2020 4:57 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: TikTok
Replies: 81
Views: 2876

Re: TikTok

I am not a grandpa, but I definitely DO NOT HAVE a Facebook account, nor a Twitter account, and no interest in TikTok either. :D

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by Dieuwer
Mon Aug 03, 2020 4:52 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump Healthcare Plan Imminent
Replies: 43
Views: 2074

Re: Trump Healthcare Plan Imminent

Fake News. Nope, not fake news... he said it! (I know you know this. ;- ) On Fox news even, no way that can be fake news.... https://www.foxnews.com/politics/transcript-fox-news-sunday-interview-with-president-trump Tugg Trump says many things. Doesn't mean it's true. I am of the position that ever...

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by Dieuwer
Mon Aug 03, 2020 4:49 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - Q3 2020
Replies: 416
Views: 22373

Re: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - Q3 2020

Complete nonsense, absolute nonsense. There is still a free media here, public debate is robust and people can still communicate freely. This was brought on by idiots who would not grasp how serious the situation was and continued to try and do irresponsible things. Don’t go run parties, don’t try ...

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by Dieuwer
Sun Aug 02, 2020 10:22 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump Healthcare Plan Imminent
Replies: 43
Views: 2074

Re: Trump Healthcare Plan Imminent

Fake News.

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by Dieuwer
Sun Aug 02, 2020 10:09 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: I’m a sucker
Replies: 25
Views: 1233

Re: I’m a sucker

After Googling around a bit, it seems that a study by Arum and Raksa has indeed found that "critical thinking" has stagnated and sometimes is lost under current college kids compared to previous generations. https://www.amazon.ca/Academically-Adrift-Limited-Learning-Campuses/dp/0226028569 ...

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by Dieuwer
Sun Aug 02, 2020 9:45 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: I’m a sucker
Replies: 25
Views: 1233

Re: I’m a sucker

I seriously wonder if being a sucker or suffering from being "braindead" is increasing a lot under the general population. It seems more and more people simply believe anything they are being told and none of those people employ any critical thinking whatsoever to question the status quo....

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by Dieuwer
Sun Aug 02, 2020 9:21 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - Q3 2020
Replies: 416
Views: 22373

Re: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - Q3 2020

I have a cousin who lives in one of the Melbourne suburbs, and she was recently ticketed for venturing into a neighboring town. She was quite shocked. Now they experience what is must have been for people living in Eastern Germany under Communist rule. Complete nonsense, absolute nonsense. There is...

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by Dieuwer
Sun Aug 02, 2020 9:16 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: I’m a sucker
Replies: 25
Views: 1233

Re: I’m a sucker

I seriously wonder if being a sucker or suffering from being "braindead" is increasing a lot under the general population. It seems more and more people simply believe anything they are being told and none of those people employ any critical thinking whatsoever to question the status quo. ...

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by Dieuwer
Sun Aug 02, 2020 8:59 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - Q3 2020
Replies: 416
Views: 22373

Re: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - Q3 2020

Melbourne has been placed under stage 4 restrictions from 8PM tonight, for 6 weeks. New restrictions are; 8PM-5AM curfew for Melbourne Metro area, only exceptions to this are for work, health or compassionate grounds Only 1 person per household allowed out of home per day for shopping, which must b...

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by Dieuwer
Sun Aug 02, 2020 4:42 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: TikTok
Replies: 81
Views: 2876

TikTok

I understand TikTok is an app to share short videos. But in Europe as in the US, it has come under scrutiny for violating privacy standards (Europe) or being accused as a Chinese stooge (US). Instead of trying to "ban" TikTok, why not ask Apple, Google and others who host this app take the...

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by Dieuwer
Fri Jul 31, 2020 9:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 8/20: Angst in August
Replies: 82
Views: 8018

Re: Irish 8/20: Angst in August

I hear EI wants to pull the plug on SNN? So no more SNN-BOS/JFK ever again?

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by Dieuwer
Fri Jul 31, 2020 9:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US Airline Booking Trends during COVID-19
Replies: 322
Views: 37818

Re: US Airline Booking Trends during COVID-19

Enjoy those $875 a week handouts, because when the Real Crisis hits in 10 years from now that $875 will hyperinflate away in one day.

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by Dieuwer
Fri Jul 31, 2020 9:31 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - Q3 2020
Replies: 416
Views: 22373

Re: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - Q3 2020

Thank goodness then that businesses can simply refuse people who refuse to get a vaccine. After al, "Anti-Vaxxers" are not a protected class ;)

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by Dieuwer
Fri Jul 31, 2020 6:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US Airline Booking Trends during COVID-19
Replies: 322
Views: 37818

Re: US Airline Booking Trends during COVID-19

Nothing more depressing than being locked up in cold weather at home with nowhere to go and a lot of unused vacation time. No nothing "unused vacation time" come January 1st. I know of several businesses that have a "use it or lose it" policy when it comes to PTO. And it ain't g...

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by Dieuwer
Fri Jul 31, 2020 6:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US Airline Booking Trends during COVID-19
Replies: 322
Views: 37818

Re: US Airline Booking Trends during COVID-19

Nothing more depressing than being locked up in cold weather at home with nowhere to go and a lot of unused vacation time. No nothing "unused vacation time" come January 1st. I know of several businesses that have a "use it or lose it" policy when it comes to PTO. And it ain't g...

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by Dieuwer
Fri Jul 31, 2020 4:37 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - Q3 2020
Replies: 416
Views: 22373

Re: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - Q3 2020

It is believed several outbreaks in my home state of New Jersey, pushing the R # to 1.14 as of 7/30, from large gatherings/parties of 'young' people indoors and outdoors without masks or social distancing. Airbnb is revising it rules at least for NJ to end possible 'party houses' after on in Jackso...

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by Dieuwer
Fri Jul 31, 2020 12:59 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump Wants to Postpone Election
Replies: 106
Views: 5184

Re: Trump Wants to Postpone Election

Trump has no intention of actually postponing the election. All he's doing is setting the stage for what will inevitably come: IF he loses in November, he will NOT concede defeat, and he WILL challenge the election result based on the mail-in ballots being 'fraudulous'. Even when he loses any such ...

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by Dieuwer
Thu Jul 30, 2020 8:03 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump Wants to Postpone Election
Replies: 106
Views: 5184

Re: Trump Wants to Postpone Election

Let's fast-track the election and have it... this weekend! The sooner we get rid of insanity, the better.

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by Dieuwer
Wed Jul 29, 2020 10:38 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: So what will Biden do about China after he get elected?
Replies: 28
Views: 1184

Re: So what will Biden do about China after he get elected?

It would be good for Biden to get a trade deal with Europe done, and then draw one line with Europe regarding China.

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by Dieuwer
Wed Jul 29, 2020 6:22 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Is it the 1960s in America again?
Replies: 9
Views: 658

Re: Is it the 1960s in America again?

I guess SCOTUS will have to get involved again to slap Trump down.

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by Dieuwer
Wed Jul 29, 2020 6:03 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Is it the 1960s in America again?
Replies: 9
Views: 658

Re: Is it the 1960s in America again?

After reading the Wikipedia entry on "redlining", it seems that "redlining" is illegal these days.

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by Dieuwer
Wed Jul 29, 2020 3:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Network Thread - 2020
Replies: 1089
Views: 169114

Re: JetBlue Network Thread - 2020

Does anyone know when the contract with Barclays is up for renegotiation?

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by Dieuwer
Wed Jul 29, 2020 2:28 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Best USA Climate
Replies: 48
Views: 1800

Re: Best USA Climate

With the rate many people are looking at Santa Fe, we might rename it to Santa A.net ;)

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by Dieuwer
Tue Jul 28, 2020 7:38 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - Q3 2020
Replies: 416
Views: 22373

Re: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - Q3 2020

Meanwhile in the US, the southern states are seeing and incredible surge in deaths last week into this week, https://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/country/us/ The US death toll 7 day average currently stands at 964. It will probably top 1000 by tomorrow at this time. The troubling issue is that...

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by Dieuwer
Tue Jul 28, 2020 4:37 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - Q3 2020
Replies: 416
Views: 22373

Re: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - Q3 2020

Yes, quantity has taken precedence over Quality of Life.

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by Dieuwer
Tue Jul 28, 2020 3:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Q2 2020 Earnings Thread
Replies: 17
Views: 3615

Re: JetBlue Q2 2020 Earnings Thread

Any idea how the revenue is split between TrueBlue and ticket sales?

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by Dieuwer
Tue Jul 28, 2020 3:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Network Thread - 2020
Replies: 1089
Views: 169114

Re: JetBlue Network Thread - 2020

JetBlue needs to consider dumping Barclays and get a real credit card issuer on board. Barclays' customer service is absolutely horrible. I was so furious, I closed my Plus card.

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by Dieuwer
Tue Jul 28, 2020 1:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 7/28/2020:SLOW BLEED;AA Cuts LAX-EUG/FAT/MFR/RDM/SAN/SDF,LGA-TYS,ORD-SCE;DL Drops HAV/TGU/BOS Shrinks
Replies: 117
Views: 20439

Re: OAG Changes 7/28/2020:SLOW BLEED;AA Cuts LAX-EUG/FAT/MFR/RDM/SAN/SDF,LGA-TYS,ORD-SCE;DL Drops HAV/TGU/BOS Shrinks

I don't mean to be critical, but checking the B6 and DL changes, these are mostly September figures. And AA's numbers are also somewhat out-of-whack. For example, AA LGA-MIA showing at 9x for August - is actually 4x. Also, a lot of the AA LGA and JFK drops for August don't seem to be showing up; fo...

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by Dieuwer
Tue Jul 28, 2020 1:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 932
Views: 121768

Re: Boston Aviation Thread - 2020

At the rate DL is cutting BOS, you wonder if they need the A-satellite ever again.

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by Dieuwer
Tue Jul 28, 2020 1:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 7/28/2020:SLOW BLEED;AA Cuts LAX-EUG/FAT/MFR/RDM/SAN/SDF,LGA-TYS,ORD-SCE;DL Drops HAV/TGU/BOS Shrinks
Replies: 117
Views: 20439

Re: OAG Changes 7/28/2020:SLOW BLEED;AA Cuts LAX-EUG/FAT/MFR/RDM/SAN/SDF,LGA-TYS,ORD-SCE;DL Drops HAV/TGU/BOS Shrinks

DL BOS-LHR AUG 0.7>0.4[1.0]


This is wrong as there are NO DL BOS-LHR flights in August.
In September there is a 4x weekly flight starting 9/9.

(done by simple ITA check).

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by Dieuwer
Tue Jul 28, 2020 12:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US Airline Booking Trends during COVID-19
Replies: 322
Views: 37818

Re: US Airline Booking Trends during COVID-19

I work for a firm that is a top 5-10 in business travel spend and there are no signs of us doing any business travel really for the remainder of 2020. At this rate it may be sometime next spring or summer. I don’t know things become more and more bleak every week. If you want to hear stress talk to...

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by Dieuwer
Mon Jul 27, 2020 9:31 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What’s the deal with ‘Manscaping’ ?
Replies: 40
Views: 2548

Re: What’s the deal with ‘Manscaping’ ?

Something to do with hygiene?

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by Dieuwer
Mon Jul 27, 2020 2:59 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Bold Bets That Gold Could Triple to $4,000 Trade in New York
Replies: 6
Views: 356

Re: Gold price

The bet is that gold will be worth MORE than $4,000 since the option is to buy it at that price. The option was priced at $3.50 per ounce, so the purchaser of the option will only come out ahead if gold is worth more than $4,003.50. That is one heck of a gamble. Actually, not quite. Since the strik...

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by Dieuwer
Sun Jul 26, 2020 8:34 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - Q3 2020
Replies: 416
Views: 22373

Re: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - Q3 2020

USA deaths will certainly hit 150,000 this weekend. Despite the claims of some here, the death count has inevitably started climbing. On that tack, I have been logging world positive test numbers and deaths since March. I have noticed that while the number of positives has risen dramatically over t...

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by Dieuwer
Sun Jul 26, 2020 8:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 932
Views: 121768

Re: Boston Aviation Thread - 2020

Who is going to campus this fall though? I know Harvard is taking freshman but college campuses are going to be barren until next year. Lots of people? The 3 largest universities in Boston sure are planning on it: http://news.northeastern.edu/coronavirus/ https://www.bu.edu/back2bu/ https://www.bc....

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by Dieuwer
Sat Jul 25, 2020 7:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 932
Views: 121768

Re: Boston Aviation Thread - 2020

For these to work, some form of authority needs to meet each and every flight (like Hawaii) and document everything for each person (like Hawaii). That doesn't seem likely to be the case, so its essentially an "honor system"... Recently flew through JFK after Cuomo said everyone had to fi...

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by Dieuwer
Sat Jul 25, 2020 1:30 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Best USA Climate
Replies: 48
Views: 1800

Re: Best USA Climate

VTKillarney wrote:
For four seasons Ruidoso or Santa Fe, New Mexico.


I once did a road trip in October around the Silver City area. The foliage was absolutely gorgeous.

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by Dieuwer
Sat Jul 25, 2020 12:51 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Heat Wave Across the United States
Replies: 13
Views: 1076

Re: Heat Wave Across the United States

I think it is high time to IMMEDIATELY reverse Global Warming and target a 5 - 10°C global temperature reduction within the next couple of years.

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by Dieuwer
Sat Jul 25, 2020 12:46 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: WaPo settles lawsuit by Covington Nick Sandmann
Replies: 45
Views: 1673

Re: WaPo settles lawsuit by Covington Nick Sandmann

The only thing I don't understand is why the media has decided to settle. I thought "defamation" was notoriously difficult to prove? CNN and WaPo could have easily afforded to go to trial (I assume they have deep pockets).

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by Dieuwer
Sat Jul 25, 2020 12:42 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Best USA Climate
Replies: 48
Views: 1800

Best USA Climate

What area/state in the USA you think has the best climate? I guess it depends if you prefer four seasons or a contant temperature. I live in Boston and think the climate is over all ok, except the disgustingly hot and humid summers. If I would move, my first thoughts would be California, or maybe Co...

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by Dieuwer
Fri Jul 24, 2020 11:54 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - Q3 2020
Replies: 416
Views: 22373

Re: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - Q3 2020

Cases in Spain surging to new 2-month high. DOUBLED from last week! Now at 2,615 new cases. https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2020/world/europe/spain-coronavirus-cases.html I assume Trump will not revoke the EU travel ban anytime soon. I heard one government source from Barcelona. They expect pro...

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by Dieuwer
Fri Jul 24, 2020 9:23 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: WaPo settles lawsuit by Covington Nick Sandmann
Replies: 45
Views: 1673

WaPo settles lawsuit by Covington Nick Sandmann

Just like the CNN lawsuit, this one was settled. https://www.airliners.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=11&t=1438569&p=21911241&hilit=Sandmann#p21911241 Probably for much less than the $250 million sought. Nevertheless, this kid is now multimillionaire. https://twitter.com/N1ckSandmann/status/1...

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by Dieuwer
Fri Jul 24, 2020 8:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 932
Views: 121768

Re: Boston Aviation Thread - 2020

tjerome wrote:
I wonder how demand in and out of BOS will change with the new measures on the quarantine for out of state travelers.


Boston travel industry will surely collapse.
I sometimes wonder if politicians purposely want to destroy the economy...

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