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by acavpics
Fri Oct 23, 2020 1:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Retires All Airbus A330-200s
Replies: 163
Views: 18253

Re: AA Retires All Airbus A330-200s

So is it safe to say that PHL and CLT will be the biggest losers of long haul, given that most long hauls out of those cities were on A330's? I'd think that DFW, MIA, even JFK would be a higher priority for the now limited widebodies. Why would CLT be a big looser when CLT even during COVID is one ...

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by acavpics
Thu Oct 22, 2020 11:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Retires All Airbus A330-200s
Replies: 163
Views: 18253

Re: AA Retires All Airbus A330-200s

So is it safe to say that PHL and CLT will be the biggest losers of long haul, given that most long hauls out of those cities were on A330's?
I'd think that DFW, MIA, even JFK would be a higher priority for the now limited widebodies.

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by acavpics
Thu Oct 22, 2020 4:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Retires All Airbus A330-200s
Replies: 163
Views: 18253

Re: AA Retires All Airbus A330-200s

I don’t think every one here fully grasps that DL, just like every airline in the world, is retiring planes early because they don’t need the capacity, and that it’s going to be years before DL’s widebody fleet is 2019 size or larger. The problem with DL’s wide body fleet is that they need smaller ...

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by acavpics
Thu Oct 22, 2020 1:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Retires All Airbus A330-200s
Replies: 163
Views: 18253

Re: AA Retires All Airbus A330-200s

Not entirely surprising, as this essentially was a small, sub fleet and with the retirement, AA can eliminate a pilot group. The planes weren't old. I wonder where they will end up? Maybe DL would buy some later and fly them for a few years? DL as with most other carriers certainly don't need the b...

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by acavpics
Thu Oct 22, 2020 11:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Retires All Airbus A330-200s
Replies: 163
Views: 18253

Re: AA Retires All Airbus A330-200s

Cointrin330 wrote:
Not entirely surprising, as this essentially was a small, sub fleet and with the retirement, AA can eliminate a pilot group. The planes weren't old. I wonder where they will end up?


Maybe DL would buy some later and fly them for a few years?

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by acavpics
Tue Oct 20, 2020 3:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways: News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1912
Views: 226583

Re: Jet Airways: News and Discussion Thread

Jet 2.0 to stay full-service airline, keep original brand http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/articleshow/78744929.cms If they are to stay a full service carrier, how will they effectively compete with LCC's like 6E, SG? Isn't the inattention to the rise of discount carriers a big part of why 9W col...

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by acavpics
Mon Oct 19, 2020 11:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways: News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1912
Views: 226583

Re: Jet Airways: News and Discussion Thread

Jet 2.0 to stay full-service airline, keep original brand While Jet 2.0 will remain a full-service carrier (FSC) with business and economy sections and retain the original brand name, livery and logo, the new owners want to steer away from the complexities that eventually led to collapse of the Nar...

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by acavpics
Mon Oct 19, 2020 3:26 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: United 767-222 routes?
Replies: 19
Views: 1343

United 767-222 routes?

I'm just curious as to what routes UA's 762's flew back in their prime. I know that they frequently did transcon flights like BOS/NYC/IAD - SFO/LAX. But what other routes (domestic & international) were they commonly flown on? Did they ever do TATL or TPAC flights? (I THINK I have seen a video o...

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by acavpics
Sat Oct 17, 2020 2:20 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Qatar Airways threatens Pilots for taxiing with both engines
Replies: 30
Views: 4594

Re: Qatar Airways threatens Pilots for taxiing with both engines

airbuster wrote:

“We'll give you all the tools and support you need and you do the thinking and execution yourself. You’ll be held accountable if you mess it up.”


Except pilots can't really afford to "mess up" without risking hundreds of lives.

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by acavpics
Sat Oct 17, 2020 3:35 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What made Republicans takeover congress during Obama's presidency?
Replies: 47
Views: 1968

Re: What made Republicans takeover congress during Obama's presidency?

Why was there such a backlash? I can think of many reasons: 1. ACA 2. "The black guy is gonna take your guns" 3. "TAXES!!! TOO MANY TAXES!!" (narrator voice: but taxes had not been raised) 4. "Jobs creation...it's good...but not good enough! And you have to look at the REAL...

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by acavpics
Fri Oct 16, 2020 7:34 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Political Position (Guns)
Replies: 65
Views: 2126

Re: Political Position (Guns)

Where did you heard that gun control alone would make gun violence disappear? I've never read nor heard anyone ever say such a thing. But I do agree we should conduct this "Root Causes" study if only to once and for all come to an agreement that the "root causes" are nearly ident...

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by acavpics
Fri Oct 16, 2020 7:10 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What made Republicans takeover congress during Obama's presidency?
Replies: 47
Views: 1968

What made Republicans takeover congress during Obama's presidency?

Many people claim that the current political climate all began when Trump got elected. But if you look at who controlled congress during the past decade, you can see that over the course of Barack Obama's presidency, the Republicans gradually took control of congress and blocked a lot of what his ad...

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by acavpics
Fri Oct 16, 2020 6:54 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Political Position (Guns)
Replies: 65
Views: 2126

Re: Political Position (Guns)

Before we do anything, fund a freaking research institution to carry STUDY THE ROOT CAUSES of gun violence before making any legislation. I'm tired of hearing that gun control alone will make gun violence disappear. There is more that makes people want to kill each other besides the easy access to g...

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by acavpics
Thu Oct 15, 2020 11:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA Plans to Return to JFK in 2021
Replies: 259
Views: 36224

Re: UA Plans to Return to JFK in 2021

I would guess 3-4 daily to LAX and SFO on 737-MAX 9 (Assuming it comes back into service some time next year) - And MAYBE 1-2 daily DEN and IAH if there is enough O&D traffic from Brooklyn/Queens/Long Island to those cities. I think ORD and IAD will continue to have shuttle flights to EWR and LGA.

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by acavpics
Thu Oct 15, 2020 11:06 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Bigger effect: 9/11 or COVID-19
Replies: 27
Views: 2041

Re: Bigger effect: 9/11 or COVID-19

The ironic thing about this is that unlike COVID, 9/11 directly involved airliners. Before 2020, I would have never guessed that a virus of all things would result in an air travel depression.

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by acavpics
Thu Oct 15, 2020 3:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar Airways News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 310
Views: 19089

Re: Qatar Airways Announces DOH-SFO for December 2020

That is true. A lot of its competitors such as SQ,CX, UA Polaris, EK also offer superb service. I'd think AI and European carriers (BA, LH, AF)would have the inferior products on SFO-India one stop routing. What's inferior about the European carriers? LH and AF have been using the A359 for the past...

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by acavpics
Mon Oct 12, 2020 1:59 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Cabin Photos from Doomed Jets
Replies: 59
Views: 29119

Re: Cabin Photos from Doomed Jets

I am most curious about AA11 (N334AA), UA175 (N612UA), AA77 (N644AA), and UA93 (N591UA). I know someone published a trip report with no photos of a flight from IAD-SFO on N591UA in August 2001. I have also been searching the webs for years to find pics of the interiors of these jets. Sadly, nothing...

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by acavpics
Sun Oct 11, 2020 12:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar Airways News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 310
Views: 19089

Re: Qatar Airways Announces DOH-SFO for December 2020

So are you saying that you expect QR's SFO route to end once international air travel restrictions are lifted? No that is not what I am saying. I am not saying it will end immediately. I think once the travel bubble agreements are lifted and the established players can start connecting passengers t...

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by acavpics
Fri Oct 09, 2020 8:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Network Thread - 2020
Replies: 2146
Views: 267581

Re: American Airlines Moves to Beijing Daxing (PKX)

I wonder if they will bring back ORD-Beijing now. IIRC, they scrapped ORD-PEK a few years ago but stated something about the possibility of ORD-PKX.

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by acavpics
Fri Oct 09, 2020 1:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar Airways News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 310
Views: 19089

Re: Qatar Airways Announces DOH-SFO for December 2020

There's gonna be quite a bit of overcapacity on SFO-India. AI and UA both do SFO-DEL and UA will soon start BLR. Then there's EK as well as SQ,CX and now QR. That depends on what India does with the travel bubble agreements they have in place with other countries. At least for now until the end of ...

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by acavpics
Wed Oct 07, 2020 4:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar Airways News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 310
Views: 19089

Re: Qatar Airways Announces DOH-SFO for December 2020

There's gonna be quite a bit of overcapacity on SFO-India. AI and UA both do SFO-DEL and UA will soon start BLR. Then there's EK as well as SQ,CX and now QR.

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by acavpics
Tue Oct 06, 2020 3:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: AirAsia Japan suspends operations
Replies: 25
Views: 4088

Re: Updated: AirAsia Japan suspends operations

I wonder if AirAsia India is next.

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by acavpics
Sun Oct 04, 2020 2:03 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Hope Hicks. President Trump and wife all test positive for COVID
Replies: 332
Views: 19505

Re: Hope Hicks. President Trump and wife all test positive for COVID

I also don't wish immediate death upon him. But rather, a long, intense disease that makes him realize how much suffering he has inflicted on the common middle class American man during the last 4 years.

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by acavpics
Tue Sep 29, 2020 9:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Question about flight AA11 on 9/11.
Replies: 65
Views: 8244

Re: Question about flight AA11 on 9/11.

I’ll never forget pulling into Boston’s North Station on the commuter rail and seeing AA11 pass over the Bunker Hill monument and then over me as I walked along the train platform. Oh wow, you saw it over Bunker Hill? All this time I thought AA11 took off on 4R and then made a roundabout right turn...

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by acavpics
Tue Sep 29, 2020 9:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Question about flight AA11 on 9/11.
Replies: 65
Views: 8244

Re: Question about flight AA11 on 9/11.

Hot Meals were definitely still a thing pre 9/11 (and actually post 9/11 as well, they really went away around 2004/2005). Pre-9/11 essentially all US/UA/AA flights had a full tray service in Economy during meal time hours. I remember DL and CO weren’t as generous and only had a full meal with hot ...

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by acavpics
Tue Sep 29, 2020 5:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Question about flight AA11 on 9/11.
Replies: 65
Views: 8244

Re: Question about flight AA11 on 9/11.

Kind of off topic, but I always wonder what would've happened if UA93 had been taken control of the passengers that broke thru the cockpit door there in the final moments. I think there were a couple of passengers on board UA93 that had some flying experience. And also, if you watch "The Fligh...

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by acavpics
Tue Sep 29, 2020 3:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Question about flight AA11 on 9/11.
Replies: 65
Views: 8244

Re: Question about flight AA11 on 9/11.

I think it's probably likely that they really weren't too informed/aware about what was going on. Based on all of the relevant (and irrelevant) answers on here, the back-out curtains idea probably makes most sense. I was actually just looking at the seating chart of an AA 762, and it seems that the...

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by acavpics
Tue Sep 29, 2020 11:33 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: When was the first moment it really hit you how much COVID had hit the world?
Replies: 61
Views: 3655

Re: When was the first moment it really hit you how much COVID had hit the world?

Early March when sports leagues were cancelling games and colleges closed. Also, all tech workers started working from home.

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by acavpics
Tue Sep 29, 2020 11:31 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: NY Times obtains Trump's Taxes
Replies: 294
Views: 21443

Re: NY Times obtains Trump's Taxes

Which is precisely why I am keeping fingers crossed that Orange Man actually gets in trouble and gets kicked out of office before the election. Maybe that would somehow be a tiny step in making America a bit less divided? Ah... Pence for President? Is this your position? lol just wondering... That ...

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by acavpics
Tue Sep 29, 2020 3:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Question about flight AA11 on 9/11.
Replies: 65
Views: 8244

Question about flight AA11 on 9/11.

Recently, I watched the documentary "Zero Hour: Last Hour of Flight 11", which elaborately discusses all that is known about the hijacking and crash of American Airlines flight 11 on September 11, 2001. Towards the end, it showed flight attendants stating that "passengers in coach thi...

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by acavpics
Mon Sep 28, 2020 12:33 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: NY Times obtains Trump's Taxes
Replies: 294
Views: 21443

Re: NY Times obtains Trump's Taxes

So could he actually get removed from office now? These bombshell disclosures could and should be enough to tip the balance for Biden and against Trump in the election. It is likely that what he did was borderline legal and sadly is an indictment of the unfairness of Federal Income Tax laws that ha...

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by acavpics
Sun Sep 27, 2020 11:46 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: NY Times obtains Trump's Taxes
Replies: 294
Views: 21443

Re: NY Times obtains Trump's Taxes

So could he actually get removed from office now?

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by acavpics
Sun Sep 27, 2020 11:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar Airways News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 310
Views: 19089

Re: Qatar Airways reports $1.92 billion loss

xwb777 wrote:
According to several news channels, Qatar wants to sign a peace deal with Isreal but in return to remove the blockade by its neighbors.

Lets stay away from politics.


That would be one of the best things on Earth right now. It could honestly be the line between life or death for QR.

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by acavpics
Sun Sep 27, 2020 2:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta announced to phase out 717, 763 & CRJ200.
Replies: 232
Views: 27961

Re: Delta announced to phase out 717, 763 & CRJ200.

Maybe Boeing should seriously consider a 767-X now?

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by acavpics
Sun Sep 27, 2020 2:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar Airways News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 310
Views: 19089

Re: Qatar Airways reports $1.92 billion loss

Would the new Gulf-Israel Peace deals pretty much erase any chance of removing the Qatar blockade?

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by acavpics
Sat Sep 26, 2020 6:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: After 68 years, AF stops flying to CCS
Replies: 46
Views: 12658

Re: After 68 years, AF stops flying to CCS

I just did a google images search of "Caracas", expecting it to be full of pictures depicting chaos, poverty, violence etc. But instead, they were all picturesque images of beautiful scenery advertising "best places to stay in Caracas." Is there a lot of China-style media censors...

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by acavpics
Wed Sep 16, 2020 1:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Network Thread - 2020
Replies: 2146
Views: 267581

Re: American Airlines Network Thread - 2020

As for potential added Asia routes from DFW, I'd have to think either NGO or KIX would be at the top of the list simply due to business ties. Those and TPE are about all that would seem to make sense in the near/medium term, however. I certainly wouldn't expect DFW to look much like SFO. It's worth...

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by acavpics
Tue Sep 15, 2020 11:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Network Thread - 2020
Replies: 2146
Views: 267581

Re: American Airlines Network Thread - 2020

I suspect there may be another motivation to what's going on. A big reduction to LAX in favor of DFW, and a smaller one to PHL, makes for the possibility of a one-stop connection to Europe and Latin America for city pairs which aren't served now, say CAN-DUB. Pair that with a fleet of 787s and a la...

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by acavpics
Tue Sep 15, 2020 10:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Network Thread - 2020
Replies: 2146
Views: 267581

Re: American Airlines Network Thread - 2020

I don't understand the rationale behind shifting the TPAC gateway from LAX to DFW. Dallas is smack-dab in the middle of the country. Are they expecting fliers from Arizona, Nevada, Colorado etc to back-track all the way to Dallas before flying across the Pacific? The rationale is quite simple. LAX ...

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by acavpics
Mon Sep 14, 2020 11:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Network Thread - 2020
Replies: 2146
Views: 267581

Re: American Airlines Network Thread - 2020

Looks like international tourists won't be getting on too many AA flights, given that NYC and LAX are major tourist hotspots. Their only major tourist hub now is MIA. Relocating such flights to core hubs may not give AA the best advantage during Summer and December leisure travel seasons. Are there...

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by acavpics
Mon Sep 14, 2020 2:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Network Thread - 2020
Replies: 2146
Views: 267581

Re: American Airlines Network Thread - 2020

It isn't surprising to see AA focus on less competitive hub markets where it has the strongest FFer bases and hub connectivity, while opting to codeshare with high quality partners from places like LAX and JFK that have lost a lot of money... Looks like international tourists won't be getting on to...

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by acavpics
Sun Sep 13, 2020 11:30 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Vaccine talk: solution or illusion?
Replies: 65
Views: 3285

Re: Vaccine talk: solution or illusion?

Amidst the Covid crisis, most hope seems to be fixated on finding a vaccine. The vaccine is being touted by many virologists as the definitive solution to this crisis. However, the more I do my own research, the more I'm realising that this is an illusion. A few bullet points: -The elderly are the ...

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by acavpics
Sun Sep 13, 2020 11:28 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Vaccine talk: solution or illusion?
Replies: 65
Views: 3285

Re: Vaccine talk: solution or illusion?

I strongly suspect that the anti vaxxer movement has died down A LOT. Mainly due to the extreme surges in Southern conservative states where anti vaccination sentiments would have otherwise been profound. And better yet, if Orange Face keeps having indoor rallies like the one in rural Nevada yesterd...

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by acavpics
Sun Sep 13, 2020 7:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Network Thread - 2020
Replies: 2146
Views: 267581

Re: American Airlines Network Thread - 2020

American Airlines plans to add more destinations in Asia from DFW as it shifts away from making LAX its gateway to Asia: https://www.dallasnews.com/business/airlines/2020/09/13/american-airlines-moving-to-make-dfw-airport-its-gateway-to-asia/ Brian Znotis: "So when international travel does re...

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by acavpics
Thu Sep 10, 2020 5:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020
Replies: 3980
Views: 607147

Re: Updated: UA plans EWR-JNB/OGG, IAD-ACC/LOS, ORD-DEL/KOA, SFO-BLR

Why is it that they continue to expand in India yet still refuse to codeshare with Star Alliance partner AI?

AI happily codeshares with UA's JV partners like LH group and AC.

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by acavpics
Tue Sep 08, 2020 9:17 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What was it like to fly during the weeks following 9/11?
Replies: 10
Views: 1742

What was it like to fly during the weeks following 9/11?

It's hard to believe that this Friday is the 19th anniversary of September 11th, 2001. As I was scrolling through YouTube, I stumbled across a video of one of the first flights arriving in LGA after the attacks, with a view of the smoke from Ground Zero clearly shown. Passengers are eagerly looking ...

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by acavpics
Sat Sep 05, 2020 9:40 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Could a democratic victory spell the decline of a 2-party system?
Replies: 66
Views: 3522

Could a democratic victory spell the decline of a 2-party system?

If Biden wins the election this November, and Democrats also take control of the Senate, this might be the beginning of the end of a two party system. An increasingly large number of people have criticized this system and a need to dismantle it in the long-term. The main reason being that the rivalr...

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by acavpics
Sat Sep 05, 2020 9:20 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Who want to fly the Max when it’s back ?
Replies: 52
Views: 4106

Re: Who want to fly the Max when it’s back ?

I'll wait a few months after operations start. If it starts flying in Feb or March, and we don't hear any complaints or concerns, then I wouldn't mind flying on it during the summer.

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