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by LCDFlight
Sat Jun 19, 2021 12:32 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: China and biological warfare story
Replies: 148
Views: 7797

Re: China and biological warfare story

Basically Trump was right. At the very least, this is a viable theory. It has gotta hurt to spend your life on science, get bullied into signing a conclusory statement that isn’t quite buttoned up, then having Trump’s scientific theory crush the conclusion you signed onto. It is one of those unforge...

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by LCDFlight
Fri Jun 18, 2021 8:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FAA delays LGA Airtrain approval
Replies: 39
Views: 6211

Re: FAA delays LGA Airtrain approval

According to wikipedia, "In February 2021, Miami mayor Francis Suarez revealed that [Elon] Musk had proposed to dig a two-mile tunnel under the Miami River for $30 million, within a six-month timescale, compared with $1 billion over four years estimated by the local transit authority.[81]"...

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by LCDFlight
Fri Jun 18, 2021 1:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FAA delays LGA Airtrain approval
Replies: 39
Views: 6211

Re: FAA delays LGA Airtrain approval

She is right about the N/Q train. It terminates nearby (but not very near) and could be extended.

Is it really so noisy to dig a tunnel underground? I see the 2nd ave subway caused some noise complaints. It seems to be a much bigger project than an LGA train would be.

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by LCDFlight
Thu Jun 17, 2021 9:25 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Hotel Pennsylvania in New York City to be Possibly Demolished
Replies: 13
Views: 848

Re: Hotel Pennsylvania in New York City to be Possibly Demolished

Cool building. The renovation equation is fascinating. Alec Baldwin, whom I hate, had an interesting podcast with Ian Schraeger who ran Studio 54 and later became a hotel turnaround artist. Ben Mallah is another social media hotel turnaround guy, but this is well beyond his 8-figure price range. Thi...

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by LCDFlight
Thu Jun 17, 2021 8:16 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 'Juneteenth', June 19th to become a US Federal Holiday
Replies: 29
Views: 1612

Re: 'Juneteenth', June 19th to become a US Federal Holiday

There has been pressure for years, with backlash from Conservatives and Italian-Americans, to make Columbus Day 'Indigenous Persons Day'. Sure, its easy to make a holiday to honor certain persons, but until we as a country deal with the serious problems with racism, such holidays will be just token...

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by LCDFlight
Wed Jun 16, 2021 8:19 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 'Juneteenth', June 19th to become a US Federal Holiday
Replies: 29
Views: 1612

Re: 'Juneteenth', June 19th to become a US Federal Holiday

And when will we get a Native American federal holiday?

I think it is only fair that it be an unpaid holiday, rather than a tax increase on all taxpayers.

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by LCDFlight
Wed Jun 16, 2021 4:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CX Working With Airbus on Single-Pilot System for A350 With 2025 EIS
Replies: 218
Views: 16425

Re: CX Working With Airbus on Single-Pilot System for A350 With 2025 EIS

Pro: the two events of pilot incapacitation or sudden death, and dangerous aircraft system failure, rarely coincide, especially during cruise. Rarely enough that the math is similar to ETOPS. Potentially, dual crew would only be needed for takeoff and approach. A crew of 2-3 could then cover any fli...

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by LCDFlight
Tue Jun 15, 2021 10:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Steven Udvar-Hazy: 737 needs replacement
Replies: 144
Views: 15031

Re: Steven Udvar-Hazy: 737 needs replacement

I think Boeing could have saved the 737 if they had acted professionally and pulled the fleet to fix the MCAS sensor handling, which was a simple fix. This did not actually raise fundamental questions about the 737 platform. It was a teething problem that poorly managed on a Chernobyl level of poor ...

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by LCDFlight
Tue Jun 15, 2021 1:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: GE, Safran announce new airliner engine for the mid 2030s
Replies: 51
Views: 5707

Re: GE, Safran announce new airliner engine for the mid 2030s

That makes no sense at all. Adding a CO2 tax doesn't make anything carbon neutral. It may reduce the number of passenger miles flow and reduce overall CO2 emissions, but it doesn't neutralize anything. Targeting use of SAF is why there needs to be a leap in efficiency. SAF is very costly compared t...

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by LCDFlight
Tue Jun 15, 2021 12:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates 5.5bn Loss
Replies: 65
Views: 10961

Re: Emirates 5.5bn Loss

Admitting you are in a deep hole can be the first step to climbing out. I am impressed. Good luck to them.

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by LCDFlight
Tue Jun 15, 2021 12:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: GE, Safran announce new airliner engine for the mid 2030s
Replies: 51
Views: 5707

Re: GE, Safran announce new airliner engine for the mid 2030s

So, does this presage the timing for MAX and/or 320neo replacements? Twenty years for a 20% improvement, and another 15-20 years to replace the prior-gen aircraft: this is why we're going to need a CO2 surcharge on fuel and/or tickets to get to carbon-neutral by 2050. That makes no sense at all. Ad...

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by LCDFlight
Tue Jun 15, 2021 3:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US Airline Booking Trends during COVID-19
Replies: 1910
Views: 252622

Re: US Airline Booking Trends during COVID-19

You got any info about the rental car situations? I heard Alaska and Montana are totally sold out. Any notable travel pull back? There are definitely shortages of rental cars. Even the large city locations will be fully one week and gone the next. Very volatile Situation and unpredictable. Go to fl...

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by LCDFlight
Tue Jun 15, 2021 2:34 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: California Defies Doom With No. 1 U.S. Economy
Replies: 58
Views: 2085

Re: California Defies Doom With No. 1 U.S. Economy

Good for California. I think there should be a lot of DOJ personnel breaking up Big Tech monopolies, but even if that were to happen, California would still do fine. They do have a greedy and bloated government, but, they can afford a lot of stupid things with that much money.

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by LCDFlight
Sun Jun 13, 2021 3:04 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump's Administration was the Deep State
Replies: 40
Views: 2199

Re: Trump's Administration was the Deep State

The way I see it, Trump was never truly a coastal elite. He has blue collar attitudes and tastes. The guy eats Mcdonald’s. He is a cartoonish fake rich clown. His criticism that coastal elites do not care about the median voter was accurate. It doesn’t matter if Saddam Hussein is the person saying ...

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by LCDFlight
Sun Jun 13, 2021 1:13 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump's Administration was the Deep State
Replies: 40
Views: 2199

Re: Trump's Administration was the Deep State

And we cant ever forget that 95% of Republicans believed to their very core that Trump was going to ram it down the “Coastal Elites’” collective throats. And yet he himself was born a coastal elite who lived in gold plated penthouses in NYC and flew his personal jet to coastal private golf clubs wh...

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by LCDFlight
Sun Jun 13, 2021 12:57 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump's Administration was the Deep State
Replies: 40
Views: 2199

Re: Trump's Administration was the Deep State

I fail to see how adults who have worked in large organizations can claim there is “no such thing as a deep state.” It is in the nature of large organizations to have clouded lines of sight and corroded purpose. A deep state (aka fiefdom, turf, skunk works, kingdom) takes care of members’ needs or w...

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by LCDFlight
Sat Jun 12, 2021 8:32 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Who are your favorite U.S. governors?
Replies: 49
Views: 2050

Re: Who are your favorite U.S. governors?

NYC was the first to be hit in a major way, and has a population density almost 2500x higher than SD. SD, LA, MS, AZ, AL all killed about 1000 people more per million people than the national average, which was the same as FL. CA was slightly below the national average, and places like VT, UT, AK, ...

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by LCDFlight
Sat Jun 12, 2021 8:21 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Who are your favorite U.S. governors?
Replies: 49
Views: 2050

Re: Who are your favorite U.S. governors?

The one that killed her citizens at nearly a NY rate, with months more to prepare, infinitely more information on the disease, and a thousandth of the population density? Texas has always been big hat, no cattle. Also get a second mortgage to pay for insurance :duck: Yeah so you're saying Noem kill...

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by LCDFlight
Fri Jun 11, 2021 4:18 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: If electric cars were computers: what stage are we at?
Replies: 17
Views: 956

Re: If electric cars were computers: what stage are we at?

what I noticed with tech is, typically the quality goes up every year and the price goes down every year. Televisions for example. Phones, computers, light bulbs. The biggest myth out there is you need to spend a lot of money to get good technology. the Hyundai Elantra has probably the best technolo...

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by LCDFlight
Fri Jun 11, 2021 3:09 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Who are your favorite U.S. governors?
Replies: 49
Views: 2050

Re: Who are your favorite U.S. governors?

I think Florida, Texas, Colorado have some of the most successful governors at the moment. (Washington, Utah and Tennessee honorable mention) Their policies are allowing tremendous growth in wealth & affluence (and population). High end millennials are moving to these places. This is overall a g...

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by LCDFlight
Fri Jun 11, 2021 12:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA launches 13 new routes from AUS
Replies: 96
Views: 15186

Re: AA launches 13 new routes from AUS

So much for DL having a focus city. It feels like AUS has turned into a never-ending game of chicken between AA and WN. I'm curious as to where all these new flights are going to fit now when AUS was pretty gate-constrained pre-COVID, like others have pointed out. Its going to be interesting to see...

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by LCDFlight
Thu Jun 10, 2021 2:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA launches 13 new routes from AUS
Replies: 96
Views: 15186

Re: AA launches 13 new routes from AUS

AA overall would have a bigger FF base than DL. I think they will protect AUS aggressively. It is a 5 million population city in the future, among the wealthiest. So it is a major strategic prize, even if it loses money right now. I won't say the losses are irrelevant, but AUS is such a big strategi...

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by LCDFlight
Wed Jun 09, 2021 4:22 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Central Park "karen" sues former employer
Replies: 34
Views: 2243

Re: Central Park "karen" sues former employer

She has to claim this because it is her only chance of overcoming an at-will-employment firing . Being a woman is not a protected class, though. This woman is clearly off-kilter somehow, IMO, but it raises a larger question about at-will employment and how the imbalance of power continues in which ...

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by LCDFlight
Wed Jun 09, 2021 10:01 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Which country has ended Asylum Seeker in Europe?
Replies: 34
Views: 1568

Re: Which country has ended Asylum Seeker in Europe?

Honestly surprised this move came from a social democrat led government. Everyone would have expected such a move from the far right, but not the soc dems.. The Social Democratic Party of Denmark has moved so far to the right in terms of immigration policies that they ressemble any other right wing...

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by LCDFlight
Wed Jun 09, 2021 2:51 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Central Park "karen" sues former employer
Replies: 34
Views: 2243

Re: Central Park "karen" sues former employer

She has maybe half a case, because if she were a different race the incident would not have gone viral. But do I feel bad for her? Not at all. She was such a textbook Karen here, threatening use of police as an instrument of violence. She knows what she did here, and she said it on tape. IIRC the g...

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by LCDFlight
Wed Jun 09, 2021 2:33 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Central Park "karen" sues former employer
Replies: 34
Views: 2243

Re: Central Park "karen" sues former employer

She has maybe half a case, because if she were a different race the incident would not have gone viral. But do I feel bad for her? Not at all. She was such a textbook Karen here, threatening use of police as an instrument of violence. She knows what she did here, and she said it on tape. IIRC the gu...

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by LCDFlight
Tue Jun 08, 2021 1:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA asks HQ staff to volunteer at DFW
Replies: 27
Views: 4199

Re: AA asks HQ staff to volunteer at DFW

It does not specify if it is on company time. If it is on company time, then it is not volunteer work, it is fully paid. It would be an "optional work assignment" to be done during the workday. Yet the article is trying to imply something that it is a charitable effort. Let's see if the ar...

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by LCDFlight
Mon Jun 07, 2021 1:33 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Naomi Osaka won't talk to press
Replies: 102
Views: 4594

Re: Naomi Osaka won't talk to press

bennett123 wrote:
Not clear what she means about 'subjecting myself to people that doubt me'.


I thought that was part of competitive athletics, even for children :rotfl:

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by LCDFlight
Sun Jun 06, 2021 8:17 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Anonymous letter of Delta employee to a CEO.
Replies: 148
Views: 8670

Re: Anonymous letter of Delta employee to a CEO.

The people bellyaching about this certainly have no problem with a lot of these very same companies donating boat loads to republicans pushing election fraud lies, ramping up voter suppression, and trying to pass hundreds of bills in some of the ugliest display of anti LGBT insanity in a generation...

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by LCDFlight
Sun Jun 06, 2021 1:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: "Delta's 757s are their biggest liability"
Replies: 100
Views: 20957

Re: "Delta's 757s are their biggest liability"

How can something with zero ownership cost be much of a liability? It is A380s and un-needed brand new aircraft that are airline liabilities at the moment. Consider DL and its A350s. Super expensive aircraft. Super not profitable so far. If DL wanted to retire them, it would retire them. And Yes, th...

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by LCDFlight
Sat Jun 05, 2021 11:20 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: For Pilots. What is Your Most Enjoyable Commercial Aircraft to Fly?
Replies: 92
Views: 11485

Re: For Pilots. What is Your Most Enjoyable Commercial Aircraft to Fly?

A few secondhand people I've spoken with, not much handling details. But just cool careers (1) Guy started on Lockheed Starlifter and Jetstar, then flew Falcons/Gulfstreams for his career. I think Gulfstream V was his favorite (2) Guy flew C-9 Skytrain and now flies 744F/748F (still a young man). He...

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by LCDFlight
Thu Jun 03, 2021 11:50 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: China and biological warfare story
Replies: 148
Views: 7797

Re: China and biological warfare story

The USDA inspection service and FDA are crowning achievements in our civilization. The US demonstrates how the government can inspect all meat, even at colossal scale. We have been there done that. Really? Overuse of antibiotics in farm animals (inc the US) is the main driver of antibiotic resistan...

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by LCDFlight
Thu Jun 03, 2021 10:44 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: China and biological warfare story
Replies: 148
Views: 7797

Re: China and biological warfare story

By our standards, yeah, that's a logical concern. But their cultural values are obviously different. This is why epidemiologists have had a keen eye on East/SE Asia and West Africa for years with very high likelihood something would emerge from these wet markets. Sure our standards are different, b...

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by LCDFlight
Thu Jun 03, 2021 1:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Udvar-Hazy interview, CAPA on airlines
Replies: 34
Views: 4216

Re: Udvar-Hazy interview, CAPA on airlines

I found this interview... enlightening and scary: https://centreforaviation.com/analysis/reports/capa-live-air-lease-executive-chairman-steven-udvar-hazy-561543 - "Many airlines have mortgaged everything, their planes, their slots, their airport terminals, their ground facilities, their freque...

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by LCDFlight
Thu Jun 03, 2021 12:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bloomberg: Qatar Airways Is in a Mystery Spat with Airbus
Replies: 144
Views: 26594

Re: Bloomberg: Qatar Airways Is in a Mystery Spat with Airbus

Says more about buyer's personality than it does about Airbus

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by LCDFlight
Thu Jun 03, 2021 12:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austin (Texas) Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 142
Views: 18729

Re: Austin (Texas) Aviation Thread - 2021

Austin has a LOT of tech money going in. Many, many thousands of affluent tech workers. Workers who can easily plunk down for a Hawaii vacation. Mind you, telecommuting also allows _remote working from Hawaii_ while remaining on US soil. And the timezone is favorable, you just wake up early and log ...

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by LCDFlight
Tue Jun 01, 2021 11:57 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Anonymous letter of Delta employee to a CEO.
Replies: 148
Views: 8670

Re: Anonymous letter of Delta employee to a CEO.

The one decent point many of us might agree with is that private companies should not become merged with political regimes. That happens in enough terrible countries. We don't need it in the USA.

The employee has one vote. Delta has zero. Employee 1, Delta 0 (and accurately called on it).

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by LCDFlight
Tue Jun 01, 2021 4:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New York Times Story of Aviation CO2
Replies: 36
Views: 2589

Re: New York Times Story of Aviation CO2

But it's a issue that this industry will have to get a handle on sooner rather than later. True, but it's a war with dual fronts: one of science, one of propaganda. It's imperative to win the former, but not sure how one does that in light of the latter. :( Unfortunately, I feel the airline industr...

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by LCDFlight
Tue Jun 01, 2021 1:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New York Times Story of Aviation CO2
Replies: 36
Views: 2589

Re: New York Times Story of Aviation CO2

Offsets used to electrify the economy and accelerate wind/solar could be fairly tangible and transparent. Ground transportation has immense 'low hanging fruit'. Residence and commercial heating/cooling are another immense part of energy consumption. Concrete and steel production are another opportu...

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by LCDFlight
Mon May 31, 2021 11:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New York Times Story of Aviation CO2
Replies: 36
Views: 2589

Re: New York Times Story of Aviation CO2

It's a money grab. NYT is demanding payments to enviro-financial industry. Perhaps it will work. It’s fun to completely fabricate things from your imagination :roll: There is no viable technology alternative to Jet-A combustion in the near future (<20 years). This is about carbon taxes. The affluen...

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by LCDFlight
Mon May 31, 2021 9:25 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Possibly the end of Netanyahu
Replies: 31
Views: 2360

Re: Possibly the end of Netanyahu

Israel has a very great deal to lose with respect to US politics. They would be stunned how much they can lose.

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by LCDFlight
Mon May 31, 2021 4:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New York Times Story of Aviation CO2
Replies: 36
Views: 2589

Re: New York Times Story of Aviation CO2

It's a money grab.

NYT is demanding payments to enviro-financial industry. Perhaps it will work. Anyway, if it is $1 per gallon of jet fuel, it is burdensome, but very feasible for airline passengers, who tend to be affluent. This is a battle between 2 groups of rich people.

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by LCDFlight
Sat May 29, 2021 10:24 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Texas to allow unlicensed carrying of handguns
Replies: 234
Views: 9132

Re: Texas to allow unlicensed carrying of handguns

So you don't think mental illness has anything at all to do with mass shootings? Columbine, Sandy Hook, Aurora, Virginia Tech all can be traced to mental illness. Then, at the same time, we have "I'll teach them a lesson" types like Charleston and El Paso where closing the gun show loopho...

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by LCDFlight
Sat May 29, 2021 10:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar Airways CEO: “the A380 was our biggest mistake.”
Replies: 117
Views: 23231

Re: Qatar Airways CEO: “the A380 was our biggest mistake.”

Simpe Flying was stating that AAB is ready to order new planes to replace both the A350s and B787s, if any manufacturer commits to a new type. Link: https://simpleflying.com/qatar-airways-787-a350-replacements/ LOL what does that even mean ?! It sounds psycho. How is it environmentally friendly to ...

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by LCDFlight
Thu May 27, 2021 10:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Insane Backlog At DHL CVG Hub
Replies: 39
Views: 9940

Re: Insane Backlog At DHL CVG Hub

Huh I just checked a rather heavy DHL shipment of car parts I got shipped out of LHR today. Hopefully it does not go through CVG.

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by LCDFlight
Thu May 27, 2021 4:39 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Why are city housing prices rising?
Replies: 14
Views: 1079

Re: Why are city housing prices rising?

They are rising because of low interest rates, unprecedented government stimulus / record high household incomes, record high credit scores giving people access to loans they would not ordinarily get, inflation caused by this ocean of money, institutional investors getting more adept at buying and m...

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by LCDFlight
Wed May 26, 2021 10:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar Airways CEO: “the A380 was our biggest mistake.”
Replies: 117
Views: 23231

Re: Qatar Airways CEO: “the A380 was our biggest mistake.”

Oh gosh that is precious. The reason the A380 was a mistake was financial. It did not make money for Airbus nor for the carriers who bought it, relative to alternatives like 77W. With the possible exception of Emirates, and that argument relies heavily on goodwill. To paint this story with 2020s cli...

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by LCDFlight
Tue May 25, 2021 10:23 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: How common is significant over fueling?
Replies: 15
Views: 2175

Re: How common is significant over fueling?

Anyway, the captain stated during one of his announcements that this was "unprecedented" so it led me to wonder how often a mistake of this degree typically occurs. It doesn't happen often but considering your average fueler isn't exactly a Rhodes Scholar, it isn't "unprecedented&quo...

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by LCDFlight
Tue May 25, 2021 2:19 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: GOP advances bill to limit teaching of slavery and racism in classrooms
Replies: 97
Views: 5098

Re: GOP advances bill to limit teaching of slavery and racism in classrooms

Democrats have done their share of city burnings and mass school closings in the past year. They are not angels. Moralizing to kids about social justice while we celebrate clear, proud racial quotas at Harvard. Super impressive. Nobody said anything about "moralizing to kids about social justi...

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