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by DL717
Thu May 16, 2019 1:55 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Tim Conway - Comedic genius is gone
Replies: 6
Views: 710

Re: Tim Conway - Comedic genius is gone

Damn. The good ones keep passing. Sad.

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by DL717
Wed May 15, 2019 6:28 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Felicity Huffman in custody over college admissions scandal
Replies: 79
Views: 5765

Re: Felicity Huffman in custody over college admissions scandal

Actress Felicity Huffman pleads guilty in 'Varsity Blues' college admissions scandal https://abcnews.go.com/US/actress-felicity-huffman-set-plead-guilty-varsity-blues/story?id=63003049 In exchange for her plea, federal prosecutors consented to recommend a sentence of four months imprisonment, a yea...

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by DL717
Wed May 15, 2019 6:26 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Felicity Huffman in custody over college admissions scandal
Replies: 79
Views: 5765

Re: Felicity Huffman in custody over college admissions scandal

Then there are the persons fired at the schools, administrators' jobs on the line, and of course the applicants who were fully qualified who's place was taken by these phony ones. About the only 'winners' will be the Defendants' lawyers. Not only that, but I was accepted to Stanford without anyone ...

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by DL717
Wed May 15, 2019 6:20 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Sparing the rod?
Replies: 51
Views: 2583

Re: Sparing the rod?

If spanking was so bad, why are kids so much worse behaved today? I see children today acting in church or restaurants like I would've never thought of acting. As a segue--I always thought the modern educational system was talking out of both sides of their mouths. On the one side they tell the kid...

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by DL717
Wed May 15, 2019 6:12 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: AA Eagle/PSA Pilot Pulled Off Plane Minutes Before Takeoff, Charged in Triple Murder
Replies: 27
Views: 1540

Re: AA Eagle/PSA Pilot Pulled Off Plane Minutes Before Takeoff, Charged in Triple Murder

Pilots can be multiple murderers like anyone else. It is disturbing how this guy even got or kept his license, or an airport ID security check considering his dishonorable military record and general criminal record. Now PSA is out a pilot, their investment in him, the lost income from the flights ...

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by DL717
Wed May 15, 2019 6:10 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: AA Eagle/PSA Pilot Pulled Off Plane Minutes Before Takeoff, Charged in Triple Murder
Replies: 27
Views: 1540

Re: AA Eagle/PSA Pilot Pulled Off Plane Minutes Before Takeoff, Charged in Triple Murder

This is not the first time. I remembered years ago, United Airlines pilot murdered his ex-wife. They arrested the pilot before or after the flight I can't remember that news. He still in jail. I found Google news: https://www.chicagotribune.com/news/ct-xpm-1991-05-29-9102170792-story.html Q Then th...

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by DL717
Wed May 15, 2019 6:05 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: NY passes bills on trumps state tax returns and pardon power
Replies: 33
Views: 2126

Re: NY passes bills on trumps state tax returns and pardon power

Magog. I guess you have not been following too closely the news about possible impeachment. The feeling is that the Repubs are trying to entice such action so they can go crying like babies and victims until election time. Poor me, Boo Hoo blubber, blubber which they are good at. About 10 million p...

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by DL717
Wed May 15, 2019 5:58 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: US Infrastructure Issues - how to get them fixed given the budget issues?
Replies: 52
Views: 2567

Re: US Infrastructure Issues - how to get them fixed given the budget issues?

You want to see how roads are done properly come to Kansas where our road contractors have great lobbying folks. The only ones better are the ones lobbying on behalf of the school districts who were somewhat successful in raiding the DOT budget for additional funding a while back. Anyways. We have ...

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by DL717
Wed May 15, 2019 5:52 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: US Infrastructure Issues - how to get them fixed given the budget issues?
Replies: 52
Views: 2567

Re: US Infrastructure Issues - how to get them fixed given the budget issues?

The transportation funding is an easy fix. Raise the fuel tax a bit to cover the hybrid loss and tax electric vehicles by the mile, if you’re driving a big SUV, then you can afford the gas. Trust me, I’m one of them. If you can’t, then you shouldn’t be driving one. Electric vehicle users are the big...

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by DL717
Wed May 15, 2019 5:09 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: AA Eagle/PSA Pilot Pulled Off Plane Minutes Before Takeoff, Charged in Triple Murder
Replies: 27
Views: 1540

Re: AA Eagle/PSA Pilot Pulled Off Plane Minutes Before Takeoff, Charged in Triple Murder

Pilots can be multiple murderers like anyone else. It is disturbing how this guy even got or kept his license, or an airport ID security check considering his dishonorable military record and general criminal record. Now PSA is out a pilot, their investment in him, the lost income from the flights ...

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by DL717
Tue May 14, 2019 1:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Embraer E2 Testing/Production Thread - 2019
Replies: 60
Views: 9416

Re: Embraer E2 Testing/Production Thread - 2019

Really hope the US4 can figure out a way to fit this into their labor insanity. It would be great to be more comfortable/affordable on shorter hops/low volume routes, like the rest of the world. They could also take the biz class section to 16 with the new seat at 2x2. The pitch is bigger with a ra...

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by DL717
Tue May 14, 2019 1:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Business insider: Boeing 737-800 is “older version of MAX”
Replies: 104
Views: 16126

Re: Business insider: Boeing 737-800 is “older version of MAX”

A Delta Air Lines flight made an emergency landing on Sunday, a Delta representative told Business Insider. The aircraft used for the flight was a Boeing 737-800. USA Today reports that the emergency landing followed an issue with the aircraft's nose gear. Boeing has come under fire in recent month...

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by DL717
Mon May 13, 2019 6:55 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: NY passes bills on trumps state tax returns and pardon power
Replies: 33
Views: 2126

Re: NY passes bills on trumps state tax returns and pardon power

https://www.cbsnews.com/news/ny-senate-passes-bills-on-trumps-tax-returns-and-pardon-power/ Let us hope this gets passed and signed by the Governor so we can see what this crook has done over the years. When you get to a point where you’re wasting time passing bills like this, you need to see a shr...

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by DL717
Mon May 13, 2019 6:53 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Sparing the rod?
Replies: 51
Views: 2583

Re: Sparing the rod?

Jouhou Not sure where you get this idea about kids taking a decade to recover from mild chastisement. Basically, I was sometimes a defiant child. Apparently my Aunt was the same as a child. There are going to be times when the adult has to force you to step back. Looking at how I developed, I regar...

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by DL717
Mon May 13, 2019 6:28 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Why do people still believe in God?
Replies: 201
Views: 10283

Re: Why do people still believe in God?

Why do people still believe in God? Because they choose to do so. Yes, it's easier on the brain to let someone tell you what to think. Why does an Atheist not believe in God? Because they choose not to. False, they push themselves for that beyond the simple. Why should either side care? It’s pointl...

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by DL717
Mon May 13, 2019 6:11 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Why do people still believe in God?
Replies: 201
Views: 10283

Re: Why do people still believe in God?

Apparently there is a time out on editing... So here is the point. It’s inappropriate and a false doctrine to proselytize. God calls those who are His. You have to knock. You speak to those who are interested. I do however find this conversation amusing, so I’ll make comments on it, and even offer u...

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by DL717
Mon May 13, 2019 5:20 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Why do people still believe in God?
Replies: 201
Views: 10283

Re: Why do people still believe in God?

So you are stating that he has a penis? Why does he need a penis? That makes absolutely no sense. Also quite frankly god would more likely be female. (You know the whole "creating life" and what-not.) This would be where understanding the original Aramaic would be helpful. Having a bunch ...

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by DL717
Sat May 11, 2019 10:45 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Christian Activist boasts of his ‘God-given duty to discriminate’ against LGBTQ people in Missouri House Hearing
Replies: 41
Views: 1804

Re: Christian Activist boasts of his ‘God-given duty to discriminate’ against LGBTQ people in Missouri House Hearing

I wonder why all these fundamental christians don't speak Aramaic, you know, the language Jesus spoke ? Seems like a good first step if you're serious about your religion. Um... so everyone can read and understand it rather than rely on false readings by the so called “enlightened” few, as was the ...

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by DL717
Sat May 11, 2019 10:43 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Why do people still believe in God?
Replies: 201
Views: 10283

Re: Why do people still believe in God?

Genesis1 refers to God creating Man, it also refers to him creating Male and Female. Clearly it is saying that God created Mankind. Whether it is saying that He is Male is less clear. No, man first in His image. Woman from Adams rib. Therefore man first, woman second. Hence the use of the semicolon...

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by DL717
Sat May 11, 2019 7:13 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Decision time for time off
Replies: 15
Views: 1411

Re: Decision time for time off

All right. I can't really wait until November for my vacation so I'm thinking about pulling some money and treating myself within the next month. I'm looking at an Alaska cruise since I live in Seattle. Prices for the coming weeks are very decent. Since I'm going solo, I have to cough up double, bu...

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by DL717
Sat May 11, 2019 6:10 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Can a British citizen use NHS benefits in the US ?
Replies: 25
Views: 1835

Re: Can a British citizen use NHS benefits in the US ?

I know this is a long shot but curious to know If a British citizen could use any kind of national healthcare system benefits while residing temporarily in the US ? Perhaps there’s some kind of ‘interchange agreement’ with some providers? No. So if you come over here and need a doctor, we’ll let yo...

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by DL717
Sat May 11, 2019 6:09 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Christian Activist boasts of his ‘God-given duty to discriminate’ against LGBTQ people in Missouri House Hearing
Replies: 41
Views: 1804

Re: Christian Activist boasts of his ‘God-given duty to discriminate’ against LGBTQ people in Missouri House Hearing

I wonder why all these fundamental christians don't speak Aramaic, you know, the language Jesus spoke ? Seems like a good first step if you're serious about your religion. Um... so everyone can read and understand it rather than rely on false readings by the so called “enlightened” few, as was the ...

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by DL717
Sat May 11, 2019 5:35 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: How do you even make friends in today's age.
Replies: 61
Views: 3695

Re: How do you even make friends in today's age.

Mostly the common theme is we ride/race bicycles. That involves some dedication and hard work, something the whingers and whiners today wouldn’t know about. They just expect to rant about everything they don’t like and blame everyone else for it. Oh, it’s the fault of the millennials, the treehugge...

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by DL717
Sat May 11, 2019 5:29 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Why do people still believe in God?
Replies: 201
Views: 10283

Re: Why do people still believe in God?

flipdewaf wrote:
dik909 wrote:
Excuse me ? Arabic text ? What Arabic text ?? Please expand on your answer..
Whoops! Hebrew! That was a bit freudian.

Fred


The term is “Almah” or “young woman of marriageable age”. Such persons were presumed to be chaste.

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by DL717
Sat May 11, 2019 5:25 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Why do people still believe in God?
Replies: 201
Views: 10283

Re: Why do people still believe in God?

Genesis1 refers to God creating Man, it also refers to him creating Male and Female. Clearly it is saying that God created Mankind. Whether it is saying that He is Male is less clear. No, man first in His image. Woman from Adams rib. Therefore man first, woman second. Hence the use of the semicolon...

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by DL717
Sat May 11, 2019 5:19 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: How do you even make friends in today's age.
Replies: 61
Views: 3695

Re: How do you even make friends in today's age.

If making friends is hard, going on a date is apparently harder. So I did last night. We went to see art, listened to music and had something to eat. I really had a great time. But in the end I wanted to leave it at that I just go home by myself. Basically, be friends and not lovers. Let's say that...

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by DL717
Sat May 11, 2019 2:01 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: How do you even make friends in today's age.
Replies: 61
Views: 3695

Re: How do you even make friends in today's age.

Mostly the common theme is we ride/race bicycles. That involves some dedication and hard work, something the whingers and whiners today wouldn’t know about. They just expect to rant about everything they don’t like and blame everyone else for it. Oh, it’s the fault of the millennials, the treehugge...

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by DL717
Sat May 11, 2019 1:58 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: How do you even make friends in today's age.
Replies: 61
Views: 3695

Re: How do you even make friends in today's age.

Because it is all about being egocentric, selfish, and narcissistic for the current generation. No generation has been as self-absorbed as the Millennials, taking selfies (of themselves) 24/7. The increase in secularism also adds to this issue. Whereas in the past, more people were religious and we...

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by DL717
Sat May 11, 2019 1:48 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Christian Activist boasts of his ‘God-given duty to discriminate’ against LGBTQ people in Missouri House Hearing
Replies: 41
Views: 1804

Re: Christian Activist boasts of his ‘God-given duty to discriminate’ against LGBTQ people in Missouri House Hearing

BestWestern wrote:
These are radical Christians. All remaining Christians should apologise for their actions. If they don’t, they are radical sympathisers l too.


You think he’s a Christian?

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by DL717
Wed May 08, 2019 12:33 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump's losses in business
Replies: 109
Views: 4931

Re: Trump's losses in business.

https://www.google.com/search?q=trumps+losses&oq=trumps+losses&aqs=chrome..69i57.21178j1j8&client=tablet-android-samsung&sourceid=chrome-mobile&ie=UTF-8 Some of the information is leaking out about the losses suffered by this self described Genius. So he lost money with the big ...

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by DL717
Wed May 08, 2019 12:19 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Why do people still believe in God?
Replies: 201
Views: 10283

Re: Why do people still believe in God?

What I don't get is the crassness of some that believe "God" can only be a male.... really? Why? If we are made in "god's image" then god is both male and female at the very least. That some imagine that half the human population is unfit to lead or be involved in the creation o...

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by DL717
Mon May 06, 2019 1:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Aeroflot 1492 SSJ100 fire at Moscow (SVO) - 40+ confirmed dead
Replies: 786
Views: 125911

Re: Updated: Aeroflot 1492 SSJ100 fire at Moscow (SVO) - 40+ confirmed dead

Rokkarolla wrote:
https://youtu.be/RMwJkZ7QLY4

Anyone already posted this landing footage?


Wow. The tail was demolished.

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by DL717
Mon May 06, 2019 12:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Something wrong with Boeing's safety culture?
Replies: 269
Views: 28810

Re: Something wrong with Boeing's safety culture?

Boeing is in crisis. Place these crashes in context with all the other problems of the last 15 years......787 years late.....748 commercial failure.....KC46 years late and way over budget/commercial failure. And the unions have been compliant the last few years, they can't blame labor. And the stat...

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by DL717
Sun May 05, 2019 11:04 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Transgender athletes in sport
Replies: 102
Views: 4450

Re: Transgender athletes in sport

There’s medication for that, oddly it doesn’t apply if you think you’re a female. There is medication for that too. It’s called hormone injections that alter your physical state of being and a number of other medications to treat other associated mental disorders that go along with it. Exactly what...

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by DL717
Sun May 05, 2019 11:02 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Sparing the rod?
Replies: 51
Views: 2583

Re: Sparing the rod?

So she wanted to help (= good behavior right) and got a negative massage, even severely negative: got hit. Don't think giving your kid a slab will accomplish anything. Your kid might start to fear you, instead of respecting you and your authority. So, you’re in the “let her severely burn her hand” ...

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by DL717
Sun May 05, 2019 11:00 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Sparing the rod?
Replies: 51
Views: 2583

Re: Sparing the rod?

False dilemma.... You clearly feel that you are right, no sense debating this when you clearly not open to it, So good luck with raising your daughter, hopefully she will be alright and grow up to be a healthy individual. Not a false dilemma, an actual dilemma. Spanking was the “last resort” after ...

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by DL717
Sun May 05, 2019 5:30 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Transgender athletes in sport
Replies: 102
Views: 4450

Re: Transgender athletes in sport

You are what you want to be and not what biology says you are. Great. I’m a horse now. There’s medication for that, oddly it doesn’t apply if you think you’re a female. There is medication for that too. It’s called hormone injections that alter your physical state of being and a number of other med...

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by DL717
Sun May 05, 2019 5:25 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Transgender athletes in sport
Replies: 102
Views: 4450

Re: Transgender athletes in sport

You are the sex you identify yourself as. You are biologically male or female. Anything else is a disorder. If you are neither biologically, it is a birth disorder. If you think you are another sex, then you have Dysphoria. You are what you want to be and not what biology says you are. Great. I’m a...

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by DL717
Sun May 05, 2019 5:24 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Transgender athletes in sport
Replies: 102
Views: 4450

Re: Transgender athletes in sport

First question is why do we have separate Male and Female categories. Presumably, if they all ran together then the Men would have an advantage. Yes, the men would have the advantage. That is unless the women were doping. I’m pretty sure some eastern block women athletes could have beat some male a...

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by DL717
Sun May 05, 2019 5:21 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Transgender athletes in sport
Replies: 102
Views: 4450

Re: Transgender athletes in sport

seahawk wrote:
You are the sex you identify yourself as.


You are biologically male or female. Anything else is a disorder. If you are neither biologically, it is a birth disorder. If you think you are another sex, then you have Dysphoria.

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by DL717
Sun May 05, 2019 1:49 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Transgender athletes in sport
Replies: 102
Views: 4450

Re: Transgender athletes in sport

First question is why do we have separate Male and Female categories. Presumably, if they all ran together then the Men would have an advantage. Yes, the men would have the advantage. That is unless the women were doping. I’m pretty sure some eastern block women athletes could have beat some male a...

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by DL717
Sun May 05, 2019 1:46 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Transgender athletes in sport
Replies: 102
Views: 4450

Re: Transgender athletes in sport

The real females that keep coming second by massive margins deserve more respect. Why? Serious question? Why would they deserve more respect? Usain Bolt had a natural edge, do we exclude him because of that? You are comparing the Usain Bolt story with Semenya? You can't be taken seriously anymore.....

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by DL717
Fri May 03, 2019 12:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Unravel the A350-900 lower-range variants: Domestic & Regional
Replies: 42
Views: 7053

Re: Unravel the A350-900 lower-range variants: Domestic & Regional

Actually - I would throw in another question - how exactly are people able to know which MTOW variants are delivered to airlines in general? For instance, I know PR's A359 are the 278t "A359HGW" variant (which is now the standard MTOW AFAIK?), while the earliest A359 (i.e. the one for QR)...

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by DL717
Fri May 03, 2019 12:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: O’Hare Redesign and Midway
Replies: 53
Views: 8518

Re: O’Hare Redesign and Midway

Agreed. Though do expect a lot of thump downs for not reading nor answering the original question . . . Many people on here should become politician, as they are very good at answering a different question when they don't like the initial question! I know right? That whole part in the OP about ORD ...

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by DL717
Fri May 03, 2019 2:53 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Peter Mayhew has Died
Replies: 4
Views: 580

Re: Peter Mayhew has Died

Mwaaaaaaaah....mwaaaah.

This sucks in Wookiee.

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by DL717
Fri May 03, 2019 2:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL, why no B77W?
Replies: 57
Views: 12271

Re: DL, why no B77W?

J343 wrote:
I am not sure if this has been asked or discussed in this forum but why didn't Delta Airlines order the B777-300ER? If they did, will it work out for them? AA and UA seems happy with their B77W


Smaller moveable asset like the A350 allows them to reallocate when a market falters.

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by DL717
Thu May 02, 2019 1:58 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Mueller Speaks: Barr Mislead the American People
Replies: 145
Views: 6809

Re: Mueller Speaks: Barr Mislead the American People

BN747 wrote:
Dis he decide to cancel his appearance before the House (tomorrow) BEFORE or AFTER, Kamala Harris took his scalp?


BN747


Ms. Showboat didn’t take anyone’s scalp. She’s nothing but fodder for the MSNBC talk shows. When she really steps in it she makes the Fox talk shows.

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by DL717
Thu May 02, 2019 1:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Did United ever have scheduled 777 service to Kai Tak
Replies: 13
Views: 2794

Re: Did United ever have scheduled 777 service to Kai Tak

From looking at photos of UA planes at Kai Tak on the Google Images. I found this photo 0255105 Did UA ever have any scheduled 777 service out of Kai Tak I know that photo was taken during a world tour, but did they ever have scheduled 777 service to Kai Tak? Just the 747. First UA 777 scheduled to...

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by DL717
Wed May 01, 2019 6:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: O’Hare Redesign and Midway
Replies: 53
Views: 8518

Re: O’Hare Redesign and Midway

Mods, we seriously need "thumbs up/down" options, so I can thumbs up this one to infinity and beyond! Agreed AWAC...this thread was worth reading just to see DL717 say "the FAA would bitch slap Chicago so hard it would knock them into Iowa" Agreed. Though do expect a lot of thum...

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