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by nonrevman
Fri Mar 10, 2017 3:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Man Refusing To Pay $12 For Blanket Makes Scene--Flight Diverted
Replies: 83
Views: 12182

Re: Man Refusing To Pay $12 For Blanket Makes Scene--Flight Diverted

Now it's on Yahoo, so it is going to cost Hawaiian more than the cost of the diversion. They now have bad press and will be perceived as yet another example of meanness in the skies. I will join the "there has to have been a better way to handle this than diverting" crowd. Had I been on th...

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by nonrevman
Fri Jan 06, 2017 7:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 2 sisters kicked off Allegiant flight prevented from seeing dying father
Replies: 104
Views: 14897

Re: 2 sisters kicked off Allegiant flight prevented from seeing dying father

Yeah, it is tough to say what really happened without all of the facts. I will bet that whoever sent that text feels bad about it, because in essence, that was the trigger. Hard to blame just one person either as it was pretty much a wrong time/wrong place kind of event with very muddy details. Mayb...

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by nonrevman
Fri Jan 06, 2017 2:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 2 sisters kicked off Allegiant flight prevented from seeing dying father
Replies: 104
Views: 14897

Re: 2 sisters kicked off Allegiant flight prevented from seeing dying father

If they were on their way to see their father, it seems like they already knew he would be gone soon, so it is difficult to understand why the text increased the sense of urgency and made one sister want to get up to console the other one. I will bet she is kicking herself for not paying the little ...

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by nonrevman
Thu Jan 05, 2017 5:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United flight diverted following a ‘racist rant’ and abuse by passenger
Replies: 85
Views: 11115

Re: United flight diverted following a ‘racist rant’ and abuse by passenger

Thanks Jayunited for the additional info. The limited video alone allowed me to conclude he had no problem swearing out loud on an airplane and was disrespectful. Strange thing is that he was calm enough to not get noticed for several hours. I wonder what he did when he first realized he had the mid...

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by nonrevman
Thu Jan 05, 2017 5:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 2 sisters kicked off Allegiant flight prevented from seeing dying father
Replies: 104
Views: 14897

Re: 2 sisters kicked off Allegiant flight prevented from seeing dying father

The media loves stories like this in order to get clicks on the article. Yesterday it was the guy who blew up over a middle seat on a transpac and now this. I can see both sides of it. You definitely need to sit down, especially at the critical moments. Then again, if my mom was dying in a few hours...

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by nonrevman
Wed Jan 04, 2017 2:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United flight diverted following a ‘racist rant’ and abuse by passenger
Replies: 85
Views: 11115

Re: Airplane diverted following a ‘racist rant’ and abuse by passenger

He gets none of my sympathy. He was the one who should have gotten up and offer his middle seat to one of the two ladies so they could carry on their conversation, not vice-versa. He could have politely asked the F/As for a change of seat. He could/should have been polite and not confrontational to...

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by nonrevman
Wed Jan 04, 2017 12:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United flight diverted following a ‘racist rant’ and abuse by passenger
Replies: 85
Views: 11115

Re: Airplane diverted following a ‘racist rant’ and abuse by passenger

I read the article on Yahoo. Turns out they had to put everyone else up in a hotel (crew timed out?). His response to the situation was over the top, especially with name calling to the flight attendant. He also assumes it was the airline who deliberately placed him in the middle seat between the ot...

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by nonrevman
Sat Mar 19, 2016 1:08 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What Rights Have You Lost Under Obama?
Replies: 198
Views: 5262

RE: What Rights Have You Lost Under Obama?

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/Mir" class="quote" target="_blank">Mir</a> (<a href="#13" class="quote">Reply 13</a>):<br/><i>Out of curiosity, what's the difference between th...

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by nonrevman
Fri Mar 18, 2016 9:47 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What Rights Have You Lost Under Obama?
Replies: 198
Views: 5262

RE: What Rights Have You Lost Under Obama?

I will echo the statement that I have lost my right to choose not to purchase something without facing a penalty, tax, or whatever you want to call it. Not only am I forced to buy it or else pay a hefty fine, I am being compelled to purchase something that is not necessarily affordable. Premiums are...

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by nonrevman
Wed Mar 16, 2016 2:15 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Picking A New Scotus Justice
Replies: 217
Views: 6339

RE: Picking A New Scotus Justice

Apparently, Mr. Garland is not perceived as a "liberal" justice in the same sense as Obama's last two picks. If I were a Republican senator, I would at least hold the hearings and bring it to a vote. Refusing to acknowledge the nomination will lead to disaster in November for the GOP.

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by nonrevman
Wed Mar 16, 2016 2:12 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Polarized: It's Probably Hillary Vs Trump
Replies: 127
Views: 4749

RE: Polarized: It's Probably Hillary Vs Trump

No matter what happens, about half of the country will believe we are screwed when election day comes. In a nutshell, I see this election as pitting someone who wants to run this country like it is a prison vs someone who probably should be in prison. Yes, we are completely polarized as a country. P...

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by nonrevman
Mon Feb 22, 2016 3:04 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trumpism And A Good Affect From It.
Replies: 77
Views: 3376

RE: Trumpism And A Good Affect From It.

I am glad to see such a shakeup occurring in a major political party. Finally, some of the people are beginning to see just how corrupt the system is. This would be great if it were not for two things: (1) Trump as the anti-candidate. He is essentially unelectable as many Republicans who do not supp...

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by nonrevman
Mon Feb 22, 2016 2:54 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: So Who Of You Would Vote For Trump?
Replies: 631
Views: 17741

RE: So Who Of You Would Vote For Trump?

Trump is the response to political correctness gone amock in this country in addition to the establishment.. Unfortunately he is a blowhard and has a huge ego. On the apprentice, he fired people for blaming others for their failures, yet he himself would probably do the same thing. I was really hopi...

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by nonrevman
Mon Feb 15, 2016 12:15 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Antonin Scalia Dead
Replies: 293
Views: 6635

RE: Antonin Scalia Dead

The right thing for the Senate to do would be to at least have a hearing and put any Obama nominee to a vote. If they fail to allow this to happen, then they are no better than Harry Reid. The outcome of the 2014 election can be at least partly attributed to the disgust at the Democratic held Senate...

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by nonrevman
Sat Feb 13, 2016 11:05 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Antonin Scalia Dead
Replies: 293
Views: 6635

RE: Antonin Scalia Dead

I actually thought the court was balanced. You had three staunch conservatives, four liberal justices who usually vote in lock step, and the remaining two sometimes acting as a swing vote (Kennedy and Roberts). Losing a conservative in this mix and having Obama appoint a justice basically ensures a ...

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by nonrevman
Thu Jan 21, 2016 2:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airport Service Workers Plan MLK Day Walkout
Replies: 8
Views: 1753

RE: Airport Service Workers Plan MLK Day Walkout

The spirit of MLK? So they block a bridge and perhaps cause someone to miss a flight or maybe they block certain cargo from making a flight. This whole protest thing whether or not it is the Black-Lives-Matter debacle in <acronym title="Minneapolis / St. Paul - International / Wold-Chamberlain Field...

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by nonrevman
Tue Dec 29, 2015 4:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Who Will Fly From Key West To Havana
Replies: 35
Views: 4916

RE: Who Will Fly From Key West To Havana

Key West does not seem like a good candidate for air service to Cuba, but it would be in an ideal position to offer ferry service to Havana.

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by nonrevman
Tue Dec 22, 2015 1:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Worst Airport Code Ever: FCK
Replies: 127
Views: 30355

RE: Worst Airport Code Ever: FCK

Not as vulgar, but if I I flew from Spain's capital to a Manchester, my itinerary would be MAD-MAN

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by nonrevman
Sat Nov 28, 2015 3:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Unintentional International Passengers
Replies: 68
Views: 13338

RE: Unintentional International Passengers

I just realized that a diversion of a domestic flight to a foreign destination would require common sense from both countries involved. The country receiving the diverting flight would have to realize that many of the passengers will likely not have passports, and certainly will not have visas if ap...

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by nonrevman
Fri Nov 27, 2015 6:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Unintentional International Passengers
Replies: 68
Views: 13338

RE: Unintentional International Passengers

I would also be curious to know what would happen if your domestic flight did suddenly become international. It seems like Alaska to the lower 48 or even a US to Puerto Rico flight could possibly produce an international diversion. Some US to Hawaii flights could also fly over Mexico. It would be fa...

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by nonrevman
Fri Aug 28, 2015 1:50 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: US Presidential Election - Part 1
Replies: 333
Views: 11848

US Presidential Election - Part 1

I think both Jeb Bush and Hillary Clinton represent the old school bought by big money establishment to many. There simply does not seem to be a lot of excitement for either of these two. A dynasty is not desirable to much of the electorate. If Jeb is the republican nominee, the end result will be a...

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by nonrevman
Sat Aug 22, 2015 3:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL Says Minnesota Jobs Threatened By ME3
Replies: 61
Views: 12945

RE: DL Says Minnesota Jobs Threatened By ME3

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/irishayes" class="quote" target="_blank">irishayes</a> (<a href="#46" class="quote">Reply 46</a>):<br/><i><acronym title="Minneapolis / St. Paul...

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by nonrevman
Tue Jun 09, 2015 1:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Race To The Bottom: How Will It Be Defined?
Replies: 60
Views: 9585

RE: The Race To The Bottom: How Will It Be Defined?

I will say it will be pretty bad when this is seen universally: Fees for all carry on luggage Fees for any seat assignment, even the middle seats and the ones at the back of the plane. When I read a Yahoo article about a 6 year either being molested by a stranger on an airplane or a 6 year did not r...

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by nonrevman
Fri May 22, 2015 7:35 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Josh Duggar: Child Molestor
Replies: 150
Views: 6424

RE: Josh Duggar: Child Molestor

Suddenly, the full frontal hug and holding hands does not look so bad. Similar to Bill Cosby, I hate to hear stuff like this. What disgusts me the most is that the dad knew what happened and swept it under the rug. I feel bad for the sisters, because now the whole world knows they were molested. Giv...

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by nonrevman
Thu May 21, 2015 1:52 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Bush VS Clinton: Who Is More Likely To Win?
Replies: 122
Views: 5508

RE: Bush VS Clinton: Who Is More Likely To Win?

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/einsteinboricua" class="quote" target="_blank">einsteinboricua</a> (<a href="#80" class="quote">Reply 80</a>):<br/><i>Explain this logic: If Jeb...

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by nonrevman
Wed May 20, 2015 7:15 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Bush VS Clinton: Who Is More Likely To Win?
Replies: 122
Views: 5508

RE: Bush VS Clinton: Who Is More Likely To Win?

I generally vote conservative, but if Bush is the nominee, then I will vote third party this election, even if that means Hillary wins. There are a lot of other conservatives who do not want a dynasty in addition to the fact that there are serious concerns over his immigration and education views. I...

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by nonrevman
Thu May 14, 2015 7:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Shameless Seating-4 Year Old 11 Rows Away Or Pay
Replies: 135
Views: 21223

RE: Shameless Seating-4 Year Old 11 Rows Away Or Pay

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/mayor" class="quote" target="_blank">mayor</a> (<a href="#89" class="quote">Reply 89</a>):<br/><i/></font></td></tr></table> I know we do that w...

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by nonrevman
Thu May 14, 2015 7:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Woman Blames WN Crew For Husbands Death
Replies: 29
Views: 9553

RE: Woman Blames WN Crew For Husbands Death

This is definitely one of those stories where we do not have all of the facts. Some things I would be curious about: Exactly when did she receive the text? Was it right after the boarding door closed and they were still at the gate, or were they already on the taxiway (when the phone should have alr...

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by nonrevman
Tue May 12, 2015 3:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DOT: Airlines Dont Need To Honor Mistaken Fares
Replies: 68
Views: 10088

RE: DOT: Airlines Dont Need To Honor Mistaken Fares

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/HPRamper" class="quote" target="_blank">HPRamper</a> (<a href="#52" class="quote">Reply 52</a>):<br/><i/></font></td></tr></table> The only 24 h...

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by nonrevman
Tue May 12, 2015 11:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DOT: Airlines Dont Need To Honor Mistaken Fares
Replies: 68
Views: 10088

RE: DOT: Airlines Dont Need To Honor Mistaken Fares

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/kalvado" class="quote" target="_blank">kalvado</a> (<a href="#30" class="quote">Reply 30</a>):<br/><i/></font></td></tr></table> Could an airlin...

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by nonrevman
Thu Feb 12, 2015 12:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA Software Glitch: Tatl For USD 75
Replies: 199
Views: 17419

RE: UA Software Glitch: Tatl For USD 75

I sure hope no one went on to book other nonrefundable things like hotels, Broadway shows, etc right after they bought the airfare.

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by nonrevman
Sat Oct 04, 2014 9:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DFW Spotters: 2 Kangaroos On The Ground
Replies: 8
Views: 8054

RE: DFW Spotters: 2 Kangaroos On The Ground

I was just at Founder's Plaza this afternoon and never noticed the one already there. Perhaps it was hidden from view behind the terminal. I did get to see the Emirates A380 take off. An hour before <acronym title="Qantas (Australia)">QF</acronym> 7 was due, already the parking lot was filling up. T...

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by nonrevman
Mon Sep 29, 2014 6:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: QF 8 -- DFW-SYD A380 Starts This Week
Replies: 170
Views: 26384

RE: QF 8 -- DFW-SYD A380 Starts This Week

Just flew over Sam Houston High in Arlington. Made sure I was taking something out to the car at that exact moment. Amazing airplane.

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by nonrevman
Mon Sep 29, 2014 5:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: QF 8 -- DFW-SYD A380 Starts This Week
Replies: 170
Views: 26384

RE: QF 8 -- DFW-SYD A380 Starts This Week

East of Abilene, it is almost here. Definitely recommend getting somewhere just to the south end of the field as others have said.

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by nonrevman
Mon Sep 29, 2014 1:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: QF 8 -- DFW-SYD A380 Starts This Week
Replies: 170
Views: 26384

RE: QF 8 -- DFW-SYD A380 Starts This Week

According to flight radar, it is still on track for a 1:25 pm arrival. Given its current position, a divert to <acronym title="Honolulu - International / Pearl Harbor-Hickam JB (Hickam AFB) (HNL / HIK / PHNL / PHIK), USA - Hawaii">HNL</acronym> would be hard to imagine, as that would be a significan...

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by nonrevman
Mon Sep 29, 2014 12:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: QF 8 -- DFW-SYD A380 Starts This Week
Replies: 170
Views: 26384

RE: QF 8 -- DFW-SYD A380 Starts This Week

I will probably wait a week or two before getting out to Founder's Plaza to observe the landing, kind of like the way I wait two or three weeks after a movie comes out to be able to see it without a crowd. The most important thing to making a visit to Founders Plaza worthwhile is the direction of th...

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by nonrevman
Tue Aug 12, 2014 1:58 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Ever Cry During A Film?
Replies: 86
Views: 3642

RE: Ever Cry During A Film?

Shawshank Redemption
Schindler's List

Sophie's Choice will either make you cry or at least leave you incredibly shocked

How about Pearl Harbor? "You are going to be a father.....No, you are." Then you have the end with him flying the boy in a crop duster

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by nonrevman
Tue Aug 12, 2014 1:48 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Great Robin Williams Is Dead
Replies: 96
Views: 4905

RE: The Great Robin Williams Is Dead

Very sad news, it is simply impossible to not like this man. It saddens me that such depression could hide behind the comedy and mannerisms he is most known for. Fortunately, I think he will be most remembered for his accomplishments than this day, at least in the long run. Robin is certainly one of...

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by nonrevman
Sun Aug 10, 2014 8:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will Seaworld Controversy Affect Nearby Airports?
Replies: 32
Views: 6178

RE: Will Seaworld Controversy Affect Nearby Airports?

San Diego, San Antonio, and Orlando all have far much more to do than just Sea World. They are all vacation destinations, and the number of attractions in or near each city is numerous. We did actually visit the place for the first time a few weeks ago in San Antonio. Needless to say, the park has n...

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by nonrevman
Mon Aug 04, 2014 11:41 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Major Retailers That Are Close To Being Defunct
Replies: 67
Views: 4852

RE: Major Retailers That Are Close To Being Defunct

Barnes and Noble might survive. They seem to have diversified by offering educational toys, gift items, and other things in the store besides books. They also sell magazines, which do not seem to be going anywhere for the meantime. Also, they are enjoying a much greater market share with other books...

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by nonrevman
Mon Aug 04, 2014 8:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New AA First Class Meal Service Announcement
Replies: 80
Views: 22626

RE: New AA First Class Meal Service Announcement

So to sum this up, the First Class dining experience will be similar to coach class 15 years ago. Wow.

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by nonrevman
Wed Jul 30, 2014 3:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Did This Happen: Boy Pooped In seat On Delta Flight
Replies: 44
Views: 10466

RE: Did This Happen: Boy Pooped In Seat On Delta Flight

Let's just hope they never charge a fee to use lav.

If they do, then we are all one worn out magnetic strip away from becoming that person.

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by nonrevman
Wed Jul 23, 2014 1:17 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Non Hub Airports That Were Overbuilt
Replies: 136
Views: 24340

RE: Non Hub Airports That Were Overbuilt

GEG seems like it has too many gates for the size of its operations. It has 24 gates and is on 3 concourses. That is one less gate than <acronym title="OLD: Austin - Robert Mueller Municipal (AUS / KAUS) (closed), USA - Texas AND CURRENT: Austin - Bergstrom International (AFB) (AUS / KAUS), USA - Te...

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by nonrevman
Tue Jun 24, 2014 7:24 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Will Queen Elizabeth Abdicate?
Replies: 99
Views: 4269

RE: Will Queen Elizabeth Abdicate?

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/727LOVER" class="quote" target="_blank">727LOVER</a> (<a href="#40" class="quote">Reply 40</a>):<br/><i/></font></td></tr></table> They may not ...

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by nonrevman
Tue Nov 20, 2012 8:43 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Who's Going To Play For The BCS Championship? (US)
Replies: 33
Views: 3977

RE: Who's Going To Play For The BCS Championship? (US)

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/AirframeAS" class="quote" target="_blank">AirframeAS</a> (<a href="#10" class="quote">Reply 10</a>):<br/><i>I just don't want the SEC to win it ...

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by nonrevman
Sun Aug 26, 2012 2:52 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Neil Armstrong Has Died
Replies: 50
Views: 6744

RE: Neil Armstrong Has Died

I am really on the fence about the possibility of a state funeral. Obviously, whatever the family wishes to do should be honored. Since Neil Armstrong wished to avoid the spotlight for the most part, I would not be surprised if this was mostly a private affair. Surely, his accomplishment is unique a...

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by nonrevman
Fri Jul 20, 2012 2:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Refunds For Lost Bag Delay
Replies: 20
Views: 3360

RE: Refunds For Lost Bag Delay

Asking the airline for a refund seems to be the way to go if the bag takes an unreasonably long time to get to you. If that does not work, then it is time to call the credit card company. On a related note, I wonder if people often have issues of not getting preferred seats they payed extra for. Wit...

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by nonrevman
Tue Jul 17, 2012 6:17 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Titanic II Deck Plans Released
Replies: 47
Views: 12966

RE: Titanic II Deck Plans Released

Third class does seem more like a prison than a vacation in today's environment. In order to sell these accommodations, I think the price would have to be very low. It would have to be a price that allows someone who could not afford a modern day ship or coach class on an airplane to be able to cros...

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by nonrevman
Tue Jun 05, 2012 6:58 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Transit Of Venus Today (June 5-6)
Replies: 20
Views: 2352

RE: Transit Of Venus Today (June 5-6)

It should begin right after 5:00pm in the <acronym title="Dallas / Fort Worth - International (DFW / KDFW), USA - Texas">DFW</acronym> area. I will use the same filter as for the annular eclipse I chased into New Mexico a few weeks ago. Only problem is that we are forecast for potential storms and c...

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by nonrevman
Thu May 31, 2012 5:57 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Describe Your Sex Life With A Movie Title
Replies: 71
Views: 5180

RE: Describe Your Sex Life With A Movie Title

Mission Impossible

She-Devil would also work

[Edited 2012-05-31 11:02:05]

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