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by QF7
Wed May 04, 2022 1:23 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Supreme Court is preparing to overturn abortion rights, draft opinion shows
Replies: 764
Views: 23637

Re: Supreme Court is preparing to overturn abortion rights, draft opinion shows

The discussion / debate here has degenerated as it always does everywhere to complaining about what is wrong about the other side’s thinking, how dare they impose their morality on me, etc., etc. Which misses a key point. In a free society everyone has the right to advocate for, donate money for, vo...

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by QF7
Tue May 03, 2022 4:59 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Supreme Court is preparing to overturn abortion rights, draft opinion shows
Replies: 764
Views: 23637

Re: Supreme Court is preparing to overturn abortion rights, draft opinion shows

The Supreme Court giveth and the Supreme Court taketh away. It’s a lot easier to overturn an earlier opinion than it is to overrule an actual law. For far too long Democrats have naively held on to the notion that Roe was settled law and have failed to enact actual law at the Federal level to protec...

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by QF7
Wed Apr 20, 2022 12:11 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Florida bans 54 math textbooks because of "indoctrination"
Replies: 217
Views: 9444

Re: Florida bans 54 math textbooks because of "indoctrination"

Gotta confess… I don’t get the outrage on either side. Question for the right: are there any actual examples of the transgressing content of the rejected books and a cogent explanation of why it harms students? Question for the left: are the remaining books still adequate to the purpose of teaching ...

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by QF7
Sat Apr 16, 2022 2:52 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Jamaica becoming a Republic?
Replies: 62
Views: 4327

Re: Jamaica becoming a Republic?

This thread started off talking about Jamaicans thinking that maybe perhaps they were at last mad enough at the British monarchy to finally do something they could have done decades ago. Then the thread morphed into how mistreated the locals are in French governed islands. And other Caribbean island...

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by QF7
Fri Apr 08, 2022 9:48 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: US Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer to retire
Replies: 315
Views: 18143

Re: US Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer to retire

Thanks for both replies. I’m still not sure we’ve settled it though. John Roberts’ nomination as an Associate Justice had to be withdrawn so he could be renominated as Chief Justice. So pretty clearly nomination and confirmation is to that specific seat. But the other eight seats are all Associate J...

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by QF7
Thu Apr 07, 2022 11:45 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: US Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer to retire
Replies: 315
Views: 18143

Re: US Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer to retire

Inadvertent duplicate. Please delete.

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by QF7
Thu Apr 07, 2022 11:44 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: US Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer to retire
Replies: 315
Views: 18143

Re: US Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer to retire

She will not be sworn in until Justice Breyer officially retires. Just out of curiosity, if anyone knows, what if another Justice were to retire or resign before Breyer does? Would Judge Jackson take that seat? In other words, are Justices appointed and confirmed to specific seats or to first vacan...

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by QF7
Thu Apr 07, 2022 11:42 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: US Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer to retire
Replies: 315
Views: 18143

Re: US Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer to retire

She will not be sworn in until Justice Breyer officially retires. Just out of curiosity, if anyone knows, what if another Justice were to retire or resign before Breyer does? Would Judge Jackson take that seat? In other words, are Justices appointed and confirmed to specific seats or to first vacan...

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by QF7
Wed Apr 06, 2022 3:22 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Jamaica becoming a Republic?
Replies: 62
Views: 4327

Re: Jamaica becoming a Republic?

How much power does the Crown really have over colonies like Jamaica and Canada? I know Canada has a governor general who reports to Buckingham Palace and I hear reports from Canadian radio stations about "The Crown has laid charges against...." but how much power does The Crown really ha...

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by QF7
Tue Apr 05, 2022 12:43 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: bankruptcies in the auto market
Replies: 89
Views: 4569

Re: bankruptcies in the auto market

Nobody is arguing that EV’s are not the future. That and hydrogen and who knows what other power sources will eventually dominate the industry. No question about that. You started off this thread, or maybe it was the earlier thread that got locked, by claiming there are manufacturers that are bankru...

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by QF7
Mon Apr 04, 2022 10:41 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Jamaica becoming a Republic?
Replies: 62
Views: 4327

Re: Jamaica becoming a Republic?

The UK's monarchy is a last vestige of colonialism with the British Commonwealth countries like Jamaica. Jamaica has been an independent nation for almost 60 years. Much like Canada, it is still part of the Commonwealth which means technically but not practically citizens there are 'subjects' of th...

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by QF7
Mon Apr 04, 2022 10:25 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: bankruptcies in the auto market
Replies: 89
Views: 4569

Re: bankruptcies in the auto market

Just out of curiosity, what do the last dozen or more posts have to do with bankruptcies in the automotive industry? Of which, so far as I know, there are none. Any comment on this ??? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fCd0wDwqdNU Two comments: 1. I don’t click random links. 2. It should be very easy...

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by QF7
Sun Apr 03, 2022 11:14 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Will Smith assaults Chris Rock at the Oscars
Replies: 198
Views: 12158

Re: Will Smith assaults Chris Rock at the Oscars

Seems like a bit of conflation there. Chris Rock is an entertainer - specifically, comedian. They are a known commodity and offense is to be expected. Offense is not expected - or productive - in the workplace, and that's why the rest of us have to self-restrain in such environments. That’s a fair ...

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by QF7
Sat Apr 02, 2022 9:02 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Will Smith assaults Chris Rock at the Oscars
Replies: 198
Views: 12158

Re: Will Smith assaults Chris Rock at the Oscars

The Academy and other organizations in entertainment are facing a changing world. They are seen as far less relevant to many, being challenged as to their lack of or to some 'too much' ethnic, racial and gender diversity, political biases, failing to acknowledge the obscene sexual abuse of too many...

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by QF7
Sat Apr 02, 2022 7:28 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: bankruptcies in the auto market
Replies: 89
Views: 4569

Re: bankruptcies in the auto market

Just out of curiosity, what do the last dozen or more posts have to do with bankruptcies in the automotive industry?

Of which, so far as I know, there are none.

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by QF7
Sat Apr 02, 2022 1:19 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Jamaica becoming a Republic?
Replies: 62
Views: 4327

Re: Jamaica becoming a Republic?

I don’t quite understand who or what you’re mad at? On one hand you talk about how pointless and ineffectual the transition to a republic is given how little it actually changes…and yet you also seem VERY anti-Monarchy? So which is it…should Jamaica become a republic, or does it a just not matter? ...

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by QF7
Fri Apr 01, 2022 3:21 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Will Smith assaults Chris Rock at the Oscars
Replies: 198
Views: 12158

Re: Will Smith assaults Chris Rock at the Oscars

You can't censor or expect comedians to watch what they are saying. For true comedy you can't have what is good and what isn't. Nobody is advocating censorship. But why can’t we expect comedians to watch what they are saying? Why should Smith be expected to show self-restraint - which he should, to...

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by QF7
Fri Apr 01, 2022 2:33 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Jamaica becoming a Republic?
Replies: 62
Views: 4327

Re: Jamaica becoming a Republic?

The Slavery Abolition Act took effect in 1834. It took 188 years of sucking on the teat of Mother England before the Jamaicans decided it’s time to throw a hissy fit? I. What hissy fit did the Jamaicans throw. “SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico -- Jamaican Prime Minister Andrew Holness told Prince William and ...

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by QF7
Fri Apr 01, 2022 1:31 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Will Smith assaults Chris Rock at the Oscars
Replies: 198
Views: 12158

Re: Will Smith assaults Chris Rock at the Oscars

Comedians are equal opportunity offenders - people need to get over that. Depends on the offense. Jokes about peoples’ politics, foolish behavior, lack of fashion sense, i.e., anything they have control over, is fine and fair game. They made themselves a target. Jokes about peoples’ health or thing...

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by QF7
Thu Mar 31, 2022 3:21 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Will Smith assaults Chris Rock at the Oscars
Replies: 198
Views: 12158

Re: Will Smith assaults Chris Rock at the Oscars

Comedians are equal opportunity offenders - people need to get over that. Depends on the offense. Jokes about peoples’ politics, foolish behavior, lack of fashion sense, i.e., anything they have control over, is fine and fair game. They made themselves a target. Jokes about peoples’ health or thing...

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by QF7
Thu Mar 31, 2022 4:04 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Will Smith assaults Chris Rock at the Oscars
Replies: 198
Views: 12158

Re: Will Smith assaults Chris Rock at the Oscars

Although I did not watch the Oscars it is impossible not to have picked up on the gist of what happened. And my opinion is that Chris Rock got what he deserved. It takes zero talent to tell a mean joke about someone’s appearance, health, or disabilities. It’s just cruel behavior practiced by schooly...

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by QF7
Wed Mar 30, 2022 4:53 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: bankruptcies in the auto market
Replies: 89
Views: 4569

Re: bankruptcies in the auto market

But Toyota said it would be doing them, the fanboys said it all the time. So it was a dishonest statement. At the same time, they have produced commercials against EVs I don’t know the details, perhaps so. But surely it will not be a surprise to you that things change in business (as in life) all t...

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by QF7
Wed Mar 30, 2022 4:22 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: US Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer to retire
Replies: 315
Views: 18143

Re: US Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer to retire

MaverickM11 wrote:
The longest serving speaker of the house Dennis Hastert was a republican and a pedophile.


A small clarification: he was the longest serving REPUBLICAN speaker, for nine years. The longest serving speaker ever was Sam Rayburn, a Democrat, for 17 years.

The rest of the statement is true.

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by QF7
Tue Mar 29, 2022 2:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas Adding MEL-DFW
Replies: 95
Views: 15937

Re: Qantas Adding MEL-DFW

As you can guess from my user name I have flown DFW-SYD a few times. As a DFW area resident it’s a fantastic way to get to Oz. My first flight was when the route was served by 744 and the west-bound arrived in BNE. Later trips were A380. I’ve also done LAX-AKL and flew AKL-MEL and AKL-BNE once each,...

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by QF7
Tue Mar 29, 2022 2:15 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Jamaica becoming a Republic?
Replies: 62
Views: 4327

Re: Jamaica becoming a Republic?

The Slavery Abolition Act took effect in 1834. It took 188 years of sucking on the teat of Mother England before the Jamaicans decided it’s time to throw a hissy fit? It’s been almost 65 years since the first of the African colonies became Republics. India and Pakistan were even earlier. Subsequentl...

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by QF7
Sun Mar 27, 2022 6:41 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: bankruptcies in the auto market
Replies: 89
Views: 4569

Re: bankruptcies in the auto market

Toyota (A Japanese car manufacturer) has asked BYD (A Chinese car manufacturer) to manufacture EVs for them. And this is a threat to the big boys how? For being such a prolific poster on the subject you don’t seem to understand the industry very well. Companies contract with third-parties all the t...

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by QF7
Sat Mar 26, 2022 3:42 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Half world’s fossil fuel assets could become worthless by 2036 in net zero transition
Replies: 404
Views: 23557

Re: Half world’s fossil fuel assets could become worthless by 2036 in net zero transition

I actually gave you better than that, did you see the video or see the Altman-z score. Where are they making money, only in China, elsewhere they are in a loss. And those numbers and everything that Sandy pulled out was from whatever is public domain. He also shared a public document which is linke...

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by QF7
Sat Mar 26, 2022 1:08 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Half world’s fossil fuel assets could become worthless by 2036 in net zero transition
Replies: 404
Views: 23557

Re: Half world’s fossil fuel assets could become worthless by 2036 in net zero transition

And mind you, all the auto companies of the U.S. are bankrupt except for Tesla… Would you mind providing sources citing the court filings to back up that claim? I actually gave you better than that, did you see the video or see the Altman-z score. Where are they making money, only in China, elsewhe...

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by QF7
Fri Mar 25, 2022 4:09 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Half world’s fossil fuel assets could become worthless by 2036 in net zero transition
Replies: 404
Views: 23557

Re: Half world’s fossil fuel assets could become worthless by 2036 in net zero transition

pune wrote:
And mind you, all the auto companies of the U.S. are bankrupt except for Tesla…


Would you mind providing sources citing the court filings to back up that claim?

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by QF7
Wed Mar 23, 2022 2:44 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: US Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer to retire
Replies: 315
Views: 18143

Re: US Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer to retire

Just been watching a bit of the hearing… Gotta admit, Ted Cruz is at least consistent in his apparent obsession with children’s books. Read Dr. Seuss (to an empty chamber) during his maniacal government shutdown a few years ago and today ranting about some books Judge Jackson had nothin to do with. ...

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by QF7
Sat Mar 19, 2022 5:38 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Lia Thomas Trans Swimming Controversy
Replies: 127
Views: 6956

Re: The Lia Thomas Trans Swimming Controversy

Again: the "problem" that needs to be fixed is education. To teach people that there are people out there who are not the biology they were born with. Assuming that’s true (I suspect a majority of people are already “educated” enough to acknowledge that) you still have the problem of fair...

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by QF7
Sat Mar 19, 2022 4:02 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 5525
Views: 354448

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thr

For comparison, it took the US 10 years after leaving Vietnam before it went after Grenada and Panama. Sorry, but that argument doesn’t hold water. First, the situations on the ground that led to those invasions occurred when they occurred; it’s not like the US was launching invasions just for the ...

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by QF7
Mon Mar 14, 2022 12:57 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Gasoline prices, it hurts.
Replies: 477
Views: 27453

Re: Gasoline prices, it hurts.

scbriml wrote:
QF7 wrote:
Thanks for explaining your rationale. The unknown is how long it will take to reach that point.


Yes, it will certainly take some time, but it seems pretty inevitable at this point. Russia just gave it a big shove though.


On that we agree!

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by QF7
Mon Mar 14, 2022 12:42 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Gasoline prices, it hurts.
Replies: 477
Views: 27453

Re: Gasoline prices, it hurts.

Wait… say what? I’m not sure that’s what you meant to say. Basic economics says the opposite. Remember in the early days of Covid when everyone stayed home and stopped driving? The price of oil fell so far it actually briefly went negative - oil producers had to pay someone to buy it! Yes, but thos...

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by QF7
Sat Mar 12, 2022 5:11 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Gasoline prices, it hurts.
Replies: 477
Views: 27453

Re: Gasoline prices, it hurts.

Typically, as demand for a product reduces, the price will rise, not fall, so I don't see how Americans would be immune to that. Wait… say what? I’m not sure that’s what you meant to say. Basic economics says the opposite. Remember in the early days of Covid when everyone stayed home and stopped dr...

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by QF7
Sat Mar 12, 2022 3:15 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Gasoline prices, it hurts.
Replies: 477
Views: 27453

Re: Gasoline prices, it hurts.

Typically, as demand for a product reduces, the price will rise, not fall, so I don't see how Americans would be immune to that. Wait… say what? I’m not sure that’s what you meant to say. Basic economics says the opposite. Remember in the early days of Covid when everyone stayed home and stopped dr...

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by QF7
Sat Jan 29, 2022 2:46 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: US Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer to retire
Replies: 315
Views: 18143

Re: US Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer to retire

Instead, they are sending the message that they are openly in favor of discrimination for a government position. TriJets, Your harping on this point has gotten tiring. And is wrong. You’re just trying to create a problem where none exists. Consider: Only one seat is available. Only one candidate ca...

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by QF7
Wed Dec 08, 2021 6:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DFW vs. AFW for FX
Replies: 4
Views: 1376

DFW vs. AFW for FX

As most will know Federal Express operates significant service to both DFW and AFW which are only about 23 miles apart. My question is what are the economic and logistical considerations of operating two bases so close together? Obviously there is a lot of the DFW Metroplex to the east of DFW that w...

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by QF7
Tue Oct 19, 2021 8:19 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: SPOILERS James Bond No Time To Die Discussion
Replies: 50
Views: 3197

Re: SPOILERS James Bond No Time To Die Discussion

Only an occasional poster here but a long time Bond fan, and have seen all the films multiple times and read all the books. I just saw the film Monday afternoon. I have to note I was already in a grumpy mood by the time the film started. It was posted as a 2:00 p.m. showtime but it didn’t start roll...

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by QF7
Wed Sep 01, 2021 3:10 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Nation Building
Replies: 10
Views: 794

Re: Nation Building

I’ve been discussing this question with a friend of mine so have a few thoughts that may be of interest. First point, what is a nation? Obviously, but superficially, it is an area within defined boundaries controlled by an established government. In many if not most cases this means an area that sha...

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by QF7
Sat Jun 19, 2021 11:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Network Thread - 2021
Replies: 3128
Views: 515804

Re: AA Facing Summer Cancellations and Crewing Issues

I was booked in August for the midnight red eye PDX-DFW, which has been a long-time flight. It was scheduled as a 737. I just got an email advising I’m changed to a 0550 departure on an A321.

Still, points for being proactive.

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by QF7
Sun Jun 06, 2021 7:02 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: GOP/QAnon Conference circus in Dallas encourage coup
Replies: 20
Views: 1571

Re: GOP/QAnon Conference circus in Dallas encourage coup

I can see this going one of two ways: 1. Republicans will finally get their dream of a violent overthrow of the government and ban all dissent 2. Fewer and fewer people will show up to the calls for a violent overthrow of the government until the Republican party rights itself and purges the crazie...

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by QF7
Sat Jun 05, 2021 1:44 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: For Pilots: What Is Your Favorite Route/Flight Story?
Replies: 21
Views: 6033

Re: For Pilots: What Is Your Favorite Route/Flight Story?

Thanks for the stories. Maybe I shouldn’t have said pilots only! I assume we’re all familiar with stories of the approach into the former Kaitak Hong Kong airport. Another one that could be mentioned in that vein is the approach into Queenstown, New Zealand (ZQN). Even as a pax it’s fun. You fly dow...

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by QF7
Tue Jun 01, 2021 1:46 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: For Pilots: What Is Your Favorite Route/Flight Story?
Replies: 21
Views: 6033

For Pilots: What Is Your Favorite Route/Flight Story?

I just read the thread on most enjoyable plane to fly, which sparks this one. In 1965 I was a young lad who happened to fly with my family from Southern Rhodesia to JFK. The bulk of the trip was from JNB on Pan American on what I believe was PA50 on a DC-8. Route was JNB-Brazzaville-LOS-ACC-Freetown...

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by QF7
Mon May 31, 2021 9:45 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Crew logistics on interrupted flights?
Replies: 6
Views: 2488

Re: Crew logistics on interrupted flights?

Thanks for the interesting and informative replies, and again for those in the earlier thread. For an industry outsider it is enlightening to learn of some of the decision parameters affecting scheduling. Many years ago in college in an introductory computer programming course I wrote a program for ...

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by QF7
Sun May 30, 2021 1:12 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Crew logistics on interrupted flights?
Replies: 6
Views: 2488

Crew logistics on interrupted flights?

I am surprised and very interested in the replies to my thread on crew logistics to maintenance bases. I perhaps should ask this in that thread but this is a bit different. So forgive me if I err. Some number of years ago I was on a flight from IND to DFW that got seriously delayed because of a MX i...

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by QF7
Sun May 30, 2021 12:08 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Republicans Block Bipartisan Capital Riot Investigation
Replies: 22
Views: 4177

Re: Republicans Block Bipartisan Capital Riot Investigation

As an infrequent poster I appreciate you regulars allowing me into the conversation. I am really puzzled by McConnell’s thinking here. With the negotiated bipartisan commission there was an agreement that it would report out by the end of the year and disband shortly thereafter. Thus giving the Repu...

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by QF7
Fri May 28, 2021 7:47 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Crew logistics to maintenance bases, etc.
Replies: 20
Views: 3500

Re: Crew logistics to maintenance bases, etc.

Thanks all, for your replies.

Yes, I realize it was a bit of a *duh* question to you insiders but as a mere pax it was intriguing to me. I am now better informed.

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by QF7
Wed May 26, 2021 4:41 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Crew logistics to maintenance bases, etc.
Replies: 20
Views: 3500

Crew logistics to maintenance bases, etc.

I am on planefinder and just watched AAL9788 take off from DFW for TUL. As this is a 777 I have to believe this is a ferry flight for maintenance. Now while certainly not an earth-shattering question I have always had an interest in the logistics of how airlines get crews to where they are needed. A...

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by QF7
Fri Feb 12, 2021 2:53 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump Impeachment "Trial" Underway
Replies: 270
Views: 16310

Re: Trump Impeachment "Trial" Underway

I see. The left can say what they want without consequence. Got it. Just as a casual observer, what consequence do you suggest would be appropriate? How many times has Mitch McConnell contorted the facts to suit his agenda? How many times has Chuck Schumer contorted the facts to suit his agenda? It...

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