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by 9Patch
Sun Jul 05, 2020 9:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Royal Air Maroc to sell 20 aircraft
Replies: 38
Views: 8485

Re: Royal Air Maroc to sell 20 aircraft

Royal Air Maroc is also set to proceed to sell 20 planes including 4 Embraers, 4 Dreamliner 787s, and a dozen B737 aircraft.

Good luck finding buyers in this market!

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by 9Patch
Sun Jun 14, 2020 7:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates Retires First A380
Replies: 75
Views: 15814

Re: Emirates Retires First A380

I am always sceptical of the evacuation certification test procedure. It always assumes that the aircraft is intact and in perfect condition. In many cases, when pax have to evacuate an aircraft, it is following some incident or crash. The plane will have broken bits and pieces as well as blockage ...

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by 9Patch
Mon Jun 08, 2020 1:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus wants governments to finance a scrappage scheme
Replies: 53
Views: 7980

Re: Airbus wants governments to finance a scrappage scheme

Would this scheme apply to airlines that fly Boeing jets too?

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by 9Patch
Sun Jun 07, 2020 1:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus threatens to sue airlines
Replies: 104
Views: 20158

Re: Airbus threatens to sue airlines

You have a pessimistic prognostic, and you may well be proved right. But the USA and the EU are opening up, and passenger numbers as well. I believe that in the last week we Americans have decided, enough lockdown already. The USA is opening up, but for how long? The United States reported 21,614 n...

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by 9Patch
Wed Jun 03, 2020 6:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumour: Emirates to decommission 40% of A380 fleet
Replies: 348
Views: 70131

Re: Rumour: Emirates to decommission 40% of A380 fleet

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2020-06-01/emirates-says-crisis-has-cast-doubt-over-entire-jet-orderbook Unfortunately for some the Superjumbo is here to stay: The executive said the model still has a future with the carrier and will come into its own again in a few years. Talk about cherry...

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by 9Patch
Wed Jun 03, 2020 5:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumour: Emirates to decommission 40% of A380 fleet
Replies: 348
Views: 70131

Re: Rumour: Emirates to decommission 40% of A380 fleet

I believe that is the reason that the A380 is useless as a freighter only aircraft. The floors need to be strengthened. Airbus said a Passenger-to-Freighter conversion of the A380 would be technically feasible. https://leehamnews.com/2020/06/03/there-could-be-a-future-for-the-a380-and-its-not-what-...

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by 9Patch
Tue Jun 02, 2020 9:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LEAP engines on 737 and A320 fall way short of on-wing targets
Replies: 42
Views: 11161

Re: LEAP engines on 737 and A320 fall way short of on-wing targets

New generation engines will never feature the same wing time as the old generation because the core runs hotter, resulting in more wear and tear. Everyone working in the industry knows this. So are you telling us CMF planned it this way, engines with only 6.000 hours of wing time and costly engine ...

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by 9Patch
Mon Jun 01, 2020 10:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LEAP engines on 737 and A320 fall way short of on-wing targets
Replies: 42
Views: 11161

Re: LEAP engines on 737 and A320 fall way short of on-wing targets

Compare a new engine to the most reliable commercial gas turbine engine ever created? 6,000 hours is not bad at all. Especially when compared to the GTF. I have every confidence that the team that made the CFM56 the best ever will improve the LEAP further. What were the customers promised? If CMF i...

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by 9Patch
Mon Jun 01, 2020 5:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LEAP engines on 737 and A320 fall way short of on-wing targets
Replies: 42
Views: 11161

Re: LEAP engines on 737 and A320 fall way short of on-wing targets

StTim wrote:
But not good news for A320N with LEAP engines. Some of those are flying.

Does anyone know what percentage of A320neos have been ordered with LEAP engines?

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by 9Patch
Mon Jun 01, 2020 12:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LEAP engines on 737 and A320 fall way short of on-wing targets
Replies: 42
Views: 11161

LEAP engines on 737 and A320 fall way short of on-wing targets

Scott Hamilton of Leeham News has an article on the challenges the new GE Aviation CEO will face when David Joyce retires this year. Among them are issues with the CFM LEAP that powers the 737 MAX and is one of the choices on the A320neo family. The LEAP’s predecessor, the CFM56, is widely regarded ...

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by 9Patch
Sun May 31, 2020 5:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar Airways cabin crew to wear hazmat suits
Replies: 58
Views: 11263

Re: Qatar Airways cabin crew to wear hazmat suits

So is this actually happening or is it FAKE news?

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by 9Patch
Tue May 26, 2020 5:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways route updates
Replies: 151
Views: 31507

Re: BA cancels LHR-CHS for rest of 2020

Many of you don't seem to realize that some of the "3rd tier" routes actually performed better on yield basis than many of BA's longstanding routes, including several superhubs. Not surprising. People are willing to pay more for a non-stop rather than connecting through a congested superh...

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by 9Patch
Tue May 26, 2020 5:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways route updates
Replies: 151
Views: 31507

Re: BA cancels LHR-CHS for rest of 2020

Many of you don't seem to realize that some of the "3rd tier" routes actually performed better on yield basis than many of BA's longstanding routes, including several superhubs. Not surprising. People are willing to pay more for a non-stop rather than connecting through a congested superh...

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by 9Patch
Mon May 25, 2020 7:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TAP Air Portugal's post COVID-19 crisis
Replies: 77
Views: 16038

Re: TAP Air Portugal's post COVID-19 crisis

airbazar wrote:
But for some people, that's never going to be something they feel safe about doing, even when there is a vaccine. We have a Flu vaccine and still thousands of people die every year.

That doesn't bode well for a quick rebound in tourism.

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by 9Patch
Mon May 25, 2020 6:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumour: Emirates to decommission 40% of A380 fleet
Replies: 348
Views: 70131

Re: Rumour: Emirates to decommission 40% of A380 fleet

As for overcapacity/cost, my only observation is that as I’ve said numerous times, the A380 has never truly been profitable in EK service, it is a vanity/Wasta project and part of the larger brand Dubai, at best it covers its costs. In short: the A380 makes sense for Emirates They sure do love them...

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by 9Patch
Mon May 25, 2020 6:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will the A330neo ever become as successful as its predecessors?
Replies: 199
Views: 24425

Re: Will the A330neo ever become as successful as its predecessors?

Now is the time for Boeing to try and steal away (again) AirAsiaX. I'm not certain it would happen, but one less widebody would help Boeing. So, is that an acknowledgement of the " fiscalizing " role at least, that the A330neo plays vis a vis the 787 :?: Yes. It works both ways. But it's ...

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by 9Patch
Mon May 25, 2020 6:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France A380 retirement/parking thread
Replies: 483
Views: 60425

Re: Air France to retire A380 fleet effective immediately

Some genius will find out how to lay down a lattice of light carbon fibre or aluminium support rods and beams for the floor and the planes will become attractive for Freight. I'd guess they'll put in some sort of internal lift from floor to floor so that fewer expensive cargo doors are needed. Putt...

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by 9Patch
Mon May 25, 2020 5:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France A380 retirement/parking thread
Replies: 483
Views: 60425

Re: Air France to retire A380 fleet effective immediately

Some genius will find out how to lay down a lattice of light carbon fibre or aluminium support rods and beams for the floor and the planes will become attractive for Freight. I'd guess they'll put in some sort of internal lift from floor to floor so that fewer expensive cargo doors are needed. Putt...

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by 9Patch
Mon May 25, 2020 5:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TAP Air Portugal's post COVID-19 crisis
Replies: 77
Views: 16038

Re: TAP Air Portugal's post COVID-19 crisis

Remember that the vast majority of tourists to Portugal, are from within the EU. So no long flight required. A lot of them will just drive too. There have been discussions of setting up a "sterile" corridor thru Spain to allow people who want to travel by car from Europe to Portugal, to c...

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by 9Patch
Mon May 25, 2020 4:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France A380 retirement/parking thread
Replies: 483
Views: 60425

Re: Air France to retire A380 fleet effective immediately

Any normal company that did not have fat government defense contracts pumping in money would have already gone out of business. The European government bailout of the A400M certainly helped. And with hindsight, the bribe money to secure contracts would have probably been better used elsewhere. But ...

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by 9Patch
Mon May 25, 2020 4:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TAP Air Portugal's post COVID-19 crisis
Replies: 77
Views: 16038

Re: TAP Air Portugal's post COVID-19 crisis

Humm, really? We shall see. Portugal already announced they are open for tourism starting June 6th, including visitors from the U.S., Canada, and Brazil. Remind me again what other country in Europe is open by that date? None. If you think that Portugal's tourism will be hit harder than Spain or Fr...

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by 9Patch
Mon May 25, 2020 2:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TAP Air Portugal's post COVID-19 crisis
Replies: 77
Views: 16038

Re: TAP Air Portugal's post COVID-19 crisis

Humm, really? We shall see. Portugal already announced they are open for tourism starting June 6th, including visitors from the U.S., Canada, and Brazil. Remind me again what other country in Europe is open by that date? None. If you think that Portugal's tourism will be hit harder than Spain or Fr...

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by 9Patch
Mon May 25, 2020 1:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France A380 retirement/parking thread
Replies: 483
Views: 60425

Re: Air France to retire A380 fleet effective immediately

Did Airbus guarantee the residual value of any A380s for any airlines or leasing companies?

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by 9Patch
Sun May 24, 2020 11:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France A380 retirement/parking thread
Replies: 483
Views: 60425

Re: Air France to retire A380 fleet effective immediately

Strato2 wrote:

The A380 was a masterstroke as it prevented the A320neo to be launched too early.
:rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl:

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by 9Patch
Sat May 23, 2020 8:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will the A330neo ever become as successful as its predecessors?
Replies: 199
Views: 24425

Re: Will the A330neo ever become as successful as its predecessors?

What is specificity of the 767 program that makes it profitable at low rates? When Boeing designed the new 767 FAL, they incorporated lean manufacturing techniques and new tooling which significantly reduced the unit costs and amount of time needed to produce a 767. The FAL is designed around Rate ...

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by 9Patch
Sat May 23, 2020 6:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 777 - 25 years in commercial service
Replies: 147
Views: 14151

Re: 777 - 25 years in commercial service

Which Boeing fundamentally enabled through design. It's a miserable passenger experience on a 777 and it's not on a A330. I generally have no interest on what plane I fly but I check for long haul and if it's a 777 I take a look to see if there is another option. I mean it's not a huge deal but I'd...

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by 9Patch
Sat May 23, 2020 6:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 777 - 25 years in commercial service
Replies: 147
Views: 14151

Re: 777 - 25 years in commercial service

It's great for Boeing. Shite for passengers. You can just make a nice profitable efficient plane which isn't optimized for a miserable passenger experience. That's all. It was the airlines decision to go from 9x to 10x. Which Boeing fundamentally enabled through design. It's a miserable passenger e...

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by 9Patch
Sat May 23, 2020 8:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 777 - 25 years in commercial service
Replies: 147
Views: 14151

Re: 777 - 25 years in commercial service

Except nobody fly's them. Or almost nobody, I don't personally care about Cebu Pacific. It's an edge case to me. But in my experience that of many people in the west on Boeing planes it's miserable 10 abreast 777 or 9 abreast 787. 737 is grand. Like all the super connectors. Those Etihad 777 are th...

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by 9Patch
Sat May 23, 2020 5:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France A380 retirement/parking thread
Replies: 483
Views: 60425

Re: Air France to retire A380 fleet effective immediately

https://www.forbes.com/sites/michaelgoldstein/2020/03/09/airbus-a380-value-continues-to-plummet/#33dc7d5c489c I don't know if this was posted here or elsewhere previously. Interesting estimated low part out prices. https://leehamnews.com/2018/02/16/leahy-remains-steadfast-a380-future/ Leahy said th...

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by 9Patch
Sat May 23, 2020 1:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 777 - 25 years in commercial service
Replies: 147
Views: 14151

Re: 777 - 25 years in commercial service

A330 and A350 are built so that 8&9 abreast is the only reasonable layout and perfectly fine. But it's not like Airbus has never promoted 9 A/B on the A330. https://runwaygirlnetwork.com/2018/11/06/airbus-touts-a330-800-paxex-advantage-but-jet-may-land-with-9-abreast/ Except nobody fly's them. ...

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by 9Patch
Fri May 22, 2020 5:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France A380 retirement/parking thread
Replies: 483
Views: 60425

Re: Air France to retire A380 fleet effective immediately

building a quarter of an aircraft every month is hardly sustainable long term. I don't doubt the truth of your statement, but I'm curious what problems arise. I therefore ask "Why not?". I would think all the overhead of maintaining an assembly line for such a low production. Are the work...

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by 9Patch
Fri May 22, 2020 2:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways route updates
Replies: 151
Views: 31507

Re: BA cancels LHR-CHS for rest of 2020

stl07 wrote:
9Patch wrote:
I never knew BA flew to Charleston.
How long have they flown there?
What kind of equipment?
What's the primary market, business or leisure travelers?


Primary market: Tax dollars


Sorry, I don't know what that means.

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by 9Patch
Fri May 22, 2020 2:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: Etihad Considers Retiring A380s and Abandoning A350s
Replies: 104
Views: 26251

Re: Rumor: Etihad Considers Retiring A380s and Abandoning A350s

So if Etihad does ground their A380s permanently, that's the end of the Residences right? We'll likely never see anything like it in a commercial aircraft ever again? Plus with even Emirates reportedly already considering retiring at least some of their A380s, it makes me wonder if inflight showers...

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by 9Patch
Fri May 22, 2020 1:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumour: Emirates to decommission 40% of A380 fleet
Replies: 348
Views: 70131

Re: Rumour: Emirates to decommission 40% of A380 fleet

Prost wrote:
I imagine the people who are investing in aircraft leases are probably doing okay...


As long as they we're well diversified among many investment classes.
Anyone who bet it all on the A380 is getting killed, unless they found a way to short sell it.

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by 9Patch
Fri May 22, 2020 1:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways route updates
Replies: 151
Views: 31507

Re: BA cancels LHR-CHS for rest of 2020

I never knew BA flew to Charleston.
How long have they flown there?
What kind of equipment?
What's the primary market, business or leisure travelers?

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by 9Patch
Thu May 21, 2020 7:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 777 - 25 years in commercial service
Replies: 147
Views: 14151

Re: 777 - 25 years in commercial service

Ziyulu wrote:
How many carriers have 11 abreast A380s? How many carriers have 10 abreast 777s?

How many carriers are even flying A380s anymore?

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by 9Patch
Thu May 21, 2020 7:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: Etihad Considers Retiring A380s and Abandoning A350s
Replies: 104
Views: 26251

Re: Etihad Considers Retiring A380s and Abandoning A350s

GEUltraFan9XGTF wrote:
Doesn't bode well for the 77X either.


Doesn't bode well for the A350-1000 either.

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by 9Patch
Thu May 21, 2020 6:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France A380 retirement/parking thread
Replies: 483
Views: 60425

Re: Air France to retire A380 fleet effective immediately

Just wait on the numbers flying. Neither program has been successfull. If anything given Covid, i suspect the 748 has saved Airbus. Just imagine if there was on order book for 50 A380s at present. Far more 747s flying right now than A380s. No way it "saved" the A380. Those 50 frames not o...

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by 9Patch
Wed May 20, 2020 7:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumour: Emirates to decommission 40% of A380 fleet
Replies: 348
Views: 70131

Re: Rumour: Emirates to decommission 40% of A380 fleet

ADent wrote:
If they can get out of the RR contract not buying 20 engines would save a good chunk of cash.

Which begs the question, has RR started building the engines yet?

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by 9Patch
Wed May 20, 2020 1:37 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump says he is taking hydroxychloroquine
Replies: 86
Views: 5589

Re: Trump says he is taking hydroxychloroquine

I still think that this is probably some giant tragicomic misunderstanding that started when someone put the wrong label on Trump's Tylenol and continues because the man has to be absolutely right about everything at all times, and everyone must be informed of such. Exactly: There was a specific re...

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by 9Patch
Tue May 19, 2020 7:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar Airways cabin crew to wear hazmat suits
Replies: 58
Views: 11263

Re: Qatar Airways cabin crew to wear hazmat suits

I pity the poor cabin crew having to wear hazmat suites on a long-haul flight.
I can barely stand to wear a face mask for a short trip to the grocery store.
For a while I was donning latex gloves to go grocery shopping, but I can't stand the way they make my hands sweat, so I don't anymore.

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by 9Patch
Tue May 19, 2020 7:21 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Can anyone persuade me Biden is a good choice and won't surrender to China?
Replies: 7
Views: 575

Re: Can anyone persuade me Biden is a good choice and won't surrender to China?

From all the materials I have came across, it seems to me that Biden doesn't see actions done by China against the United States of America as threat and is more than willing to.tolerate or even approve what China is doing and would like to expand cooperation with China. If my understanding is not ...

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by 9Patch
Tue May 19, 2020 5:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumour: Emirates to decommission 40% of A380 fleet
Replies: 348
Views: 70131

Re: Rumour: Emirates to decommission 40% of A380 fleet

Covid-19 is a virus similar to the "flu" which we have learned to live with and will continue to do so. It is probably too widespread now to ever truly eradicate without a vaccination but certainly a vaccination will be developed and distributed before we as a species develop any kind of ...

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by 9Patch
Tue May 19, 2020 12:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumour: Emirates to decommission 40% of A380 fleet
Replies: 348
Views: 70131

Re: Rumour: Emirates to decommission 40% of A380 fleet

I think this thread brings two of A-net's most hated things together in one rather unsightly edifice. What we have seen consistently throughout the history of the A380 and indeed of EK, is people with an axe to grind stating categorically - "they don't have the load factors for that" or &...

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by 9Patch
Tue May 19, 2020 2:32 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump says he is taking hydroxychloroquine
Replies: 86
Views: 5589

Re: Trump says he is taking hydroxychloroquine

Jetty wrote:
I commend the POTUS for trialing a potentially super-duper medicine. :thumbsup:


Game changer!

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by 9Patch
Tue May 19, 2020 1:28 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump says he is taking hydroxychloroquine
Replies: 86
Views: 5589

Re: Trump says he is taking hydroxychloroquine

Trump is now well aware that we're on the cusp of the death toll in the United States surpassing 100,000, thus putting us in the range of the initial death projections that terrified the country initially. That will be a very, very bad look, so he's distracting accordingly to muddy the media narrat...

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by 9Patch
Mon May 18, 2020 11:35 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Predictions on Electoral College Results 2020
Replies: 89
Views: 3859

Re: Predictions on Electoral College Results 2020

Doug Sosnik, a longtime Democratic consultant, see opportunities for the Ds in the South and Southwest--regions that are quite clearly moving in Democrats' direction demographically and otherwise. And at the top of that list is Arizona, which Sosnik describes as "the state most likely to transi...

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by 9Patch
Mon May 18, 2020 11:27 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Predictions on Electoral College Results 2020
Replies: 89
Views: 3859

Re: Predictions on Electoral College Results 2020

DL717 wrote:

So Bugs “Biden” Bunny is someone to vote for now? This COVID mess was the best thing ever for Biden. Kept his stupid durning the joke of a primary to a minimum.

And let Trump's stupid have the stage all to itself.

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by 9Patch
Mon May 18, 2020 11:19 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump says he is taking hydroxychloroquine
Replies: 86
Views: 5589

Trump says he is taking hydroxychloroquine

President Trump told reporters Monday that he has been taking hydroxychloroquine for about a week and a half and that the White House physician knows he is taking the anti-malaria drug despite the fact that he continues to test negative for the coronavirus. Clinical trials, academic research and sc...

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by 9Patch
Mon May 18, 2020 1:28 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: How to start an airline?
Replies: 25
Views: 1528

Re: How to start an airline?

Search YouTube for 'How To' videos.

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