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by LCDFlight
Wed Jan 26, 2022 10:55 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Stellantis says politicians NOT people want EVs + more lies
Replies: 223
Views: 5343

Re: Stellantis says politicians NOT people want EVs + more lies

Norway is an exception, the govt provided massive incentives for people to adopt BEV's they completely upended the market. When toll roads, bridges and ferries are free, allowed to use bus lanes, there no 1 off purchase tax and in the early days free parking you would have been mental to buy anythi...

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by LCDFlight
Mon Jan 24, 2022 5:37 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russia now wants NATO out of Romania and Bulgaria
Replies: 122
Views: 5941

Re: Russia now wants NATO out of Romania and Bulgaria

Crimea. Donbass. Donetsk? Kiev, barely saved in 2014. Not a failing state? How much worse can it get, buddy? I have great respect for the Ukraine people, but they have no fundamental security. They are well educated people who are mostly well behaved and have long history. But Russia has undermined...

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by LCDFlight
Sun Jan 23, 2022 6:48 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Stellantis says politicians NOT people want EVs + more lies
Replies: 223
Views: 5343

Re: Stellantis says politicians NOT people want EVs + more lies

I stopped taking you seriously by «incredibly toxic EV battery». Fossil fuels took 8.7 million lives in 2018. As I said earlier in the thread. Anyone who find EVs environmentaly problematic have forgotten how insane and ghastly the world of fossile fuels are. A yearly Holocaust. No less. Source: ht...

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by LCDFlight
Sun Jan 23, 2022 6:11 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Stellantis says politicians NOT people want EVs + more lies
Replies: 223
Views: 5343

Re: Stellantis says politicians NOT people want EVs + more lies

Now as far as range issues are concerned, this was done almost 2 years ago - https://auto.hindustantimes.com/auto/news/hyundai-kona-electric-sets-range-record-of-over-620-miles-on-single-charge-41597389288083.html And now more new cars are coming and will come at the high-end that will 1000 kms. on...

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by LCDFlight
Sun Jan 23, 2022 2:37 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Stellantis says politicians NOT people want EVs + more lies
Replies: 223
Views: 5343

Re: Stellantis says politicians NOT people want EVs + more lies

Hydrogen isn’t happening. Efficiency is below ridicolous, and production, transportation and distrobution is high risk. While we now have a plug-in sales number of more than 90%, hydrogen is at 0,01%. Hydrogen was tried, it was the Betamax of car technology. Of course someone has made calculations ...

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by LCDFlight
Sun Jan 23, 2022 2:31 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Stellantis says politicians NOT people want EVs + more lies
Replies: 223
Views: 5343

Re: Stellantis says politicians NOT people want EVs + more lies

There is an automaker from Europe called Stellantis who made the above statement. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M7eX2HDdiro Now as shared in the video why is it then China has now around 40-50% of the market fully on BEV's even though they can hybrids at the same kind. The same is the situation i...

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by LCDFlight
Sun Jan 23, 2022 4:43 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russia now wants NATO out of Romania and Bulgaria
Replies: 122
Views: 5941

Re: Russia now wants NATO out of Romania and Bulgaria

Geopolitically, Ukraine has no government. It is a failed state hanging on by a thread, due to Putin's mischief in the East. They do not even control their own territory... the state is necrotizing and dying. You have to understand that they have no money. A country like Ukraine can only continue I...

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by LCDFlight
Sat Jan 22, 2022 10:58 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russia now wants NATO out of Romania and Bulgaria
Replies: 122
Views: 5941

Re: Russia now wants NATO out of Romania and Bulgaria

And it goes without saying that China will view it as even easier to take Taiwan back, which is hardly a real country in the first place. I do not think many will die; I see these as bloodless takeovers. And Biden will let it happen. On the contrary, Taiwan is a much tougher nut to crack than Ukrai...

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by LCDFlight
Sat Jan 22, 2022 10:26 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russia now wants NATO out of Romania and Bulgaria
Replies: 122
Views: 5941

Re: Russia now wants NATO out of Romania and Bulgaria

Putin messing with Romania or Bulgaria would be like putting a gun in his mouth. That won’t happen. It is a Trump style fake talking point so we will let him finish the job in Ukraine. He has already taken half of it anyway. Ukraine isn’t in NATO. Putin knows Biden is a weak president, thoroughly do...

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by LCDFlight
Sat Jan 22, 2022 5:28 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russia now wants NATO out of Romania and Bulgaria
Replies: 122
Views: 5941

Re: Russia now wants NATO out of Romania and Bulgaria

This us heartbreaking about Ukraine. They just want to live their life. After the 2014 revolution, Ukraine was geopolitically like a stray dog looking for an owner to take pity on it and save it, having been abused by its former owner, Russia. This dog was trying to get the US to become its master ...

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by LCDFlight
Sat Jan 22, 2022 3:52 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russia now wants NATO out of Romania and Bulgaria
Replies: 122
Views: 5941

Re: Russia now wants NATO out of Romania and Bulgaria

This us heartbreaking about Ukraine. They just want to live their life. After the 2014 revolution, Ukraine was geopolitically like a stray dog looking for an owner to take pity on it and save it, having been abused by its former owner, Russia. This dog was trying to get the US to become its master (...

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by LCDFlight
Fri Jan 21, 2022 6:31 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Singer Meat Loaf dies aged 74
Replies: 25
Views: 1270

Re: Singer Meat Loaf dies aged 74

mbmbos wrote:
Well, 74 out of 100 ain't bad.


You, sir win todays dry humor award. With a dark humor enhancement.

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by LCDFlight
Fri Jan 21, 2022 12:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Icelandair postpones widebody renewal, citing better than expected MAX performance
Replies: 100
Views: 18131

Re: Icelandair postpones widebody renewal, citing better than expected MAX performance

I always say you can lose the least money by flying the cheapest aircraft it takes to cover your daily network. That is your decision baseline. Some "conventional wisdom" that you need widebodies is not the baseline. The baseline is the cheapest solution. People have this prejudice that l...

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by LCDFlight
Fri Jan 21, 2022 9:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Icelandair postpones widebody renewal, citing better than expected MAX performance
Replies: 100
Views: 18131

Re: Icelandair postpones widebody renewal, citing better than expected MAX performance

Of course larger planes are not cheaper to run. But if you have the demand the money you make is much much much more; that’s the attraction to widebodies. Widebodies were once for range and market demand but as the narrows become more capable it’s really inching closer and closer into just market d...

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by LCDFlight
Fri Jan 21, 2022 9:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Icelandair postpones widebody renewal, citing better than expected MAX performance
Replies: 100
Views: 18131

Re: Icelandair postpones widebody renewal, citing better than expected MAX performance

I always say you can lose the least money by flying the cheapest aircraft it takes to cover your daily network. That is your decision baseline. Some "conventional wisdom" that you need widebodies is not the baseline. The baseline is the cheapest solution. People have this prejudice that l...

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by LCDFlight
Fri Jan 21, 2022 9:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Icelandair postpones widebody renewal, citing better than expected MAX performance
Replies: 100
Views: 18131

Re: Icelandair postpones widebody renewal, citing better than expected MAX performance

I always say you can lose the least money by flying the cheapest aircraft it takes to cover your daily network. That is your decision baseline. Some "conventional wisdom" that you need widebodies is not the baseline. The baseline is the cheapest solution. People have this prejudice that la...

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by LCDFlight
Tue Jan 18, 2022 6:03 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Any of you have smart thermostats?
Replies: 27
Views: 1296

Re: Any of you have smart thermostats?

I don’t have a smart thermostat, but I do have a Temp Stick to send me alerts if the headquarters becomes too hot or cold. (No subscription required). This adds peace of mind on vacation. Great product.

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by LCDFlight
Mon Jan 17, 2022 6:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A330-300 first revenue flight, 28 years ago today.
Replies: 63
Views: 9081

Re: A330-300 first revenue flight, 28 years ago today.

It’s an amazing engineering accomplishment if you take the first air inter frames up to the 330neo now. The world has changed significantly since and this airframe has stayed relevant enough. I wonder if Airbus knew it would have ample room for improvement back when they designed it though the syne...

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by LCDFlight
Sun Jan 16, 2022 7:04 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Unite the Right / Jan 6 - Legal Impacts - A thread
Replies: 47
Views: 4147

Re: Unite the Right / Jan 6 - Legal Impacts - A thread

You are right to call it a security failure. That’s what it was, and it was glaring. Almost 20 years after 9/11, there was a massive federal staff paid (and paid well) to keep our Capitol safe. They had drills, exercises and no doubt consumed endless ammunition at the gun range. Obviously, they nea...

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by LCDFlight
Sun Jan 16, 2022 3:24 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Unite the Right / Jan 6 - Legal Impacts - A thread
Replies: 47
Views: 4147

Re: Unite the Right / Jan 6 - Legal Impacts - A thread

A lot of media coverage on the different elements of the legal ramifications for those that were involved in the violent 'Unite the Right' gathering and the Jan 6 insurrection - Jan. 6 rioter in horned fur hat sentenced to 41 months https://www.ctvnews.ca/world/jan-6-rioter-in-horned-fur-hat-senten...

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by LCDFlight
Sun Jan 16, 2022 2:07 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Unite the Right / Jan 6 - Legal Impacts - A thread
Replies: 47
Views: 4147

Re: Unite the Right / Jan 6 - Legal Impacts - A thread

A lot of media coverage on the different elements of the legal ramifications for those that were involved in the violent 'Unite the Right' gathering and the Jan 6 insurrection - Jan. 6 rioter in horned fur hat sentenced to 41 months https://www.ctvnews.ca/world/jan-6-rioter-in-horned-fur-hat-senten...

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by LCDFlight
Thu Jan 13, 2022 5:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will used airframes ever get so cheap for low utilization ops?
Replies: 31
Views: 4200

Re: Will used airframes ever get so cheap for low utilization ops?

Financiers who can see a profit will be the first ones to support airframes which still have a few miles left on the clock. environmentalists can be muffled by saying the plane flys only when it is full rather than aimlessly trekking across continents looking for passengers. If you are eeking out t...

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by LCDFlight
Thu Jan 13, 2022 2:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SQ reinstates SIN-EWR flights; set to operate SIN-New York 3x daily
Replies: 89
Views: 16076

Re: SQ reinstates SIN-EWR flights; set to operate SIN-New York 3x daily

Backstory: with the exit from rule of law in Hong Kong, many multinationals are moving their Asia headquarters to Singapore, a place that is not (yet) claimed. I doubt it needs that much traffic, but it could be possible.

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by LCDFlight
Thu Jan 13, 2022 12:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will used airframes ever get so cheap for low utilization ops?
Replies: 31
Views: 4200

Re: Will used airframes ever get so cheap that...

As ScottB says above, Delta has done this for quite a long time. They did it with the MD88s and 90s, and will do it with the older A320s and 737-800s once demand returns after the pandemic. An airline can leave airplanes on the ground on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Saturdays, which tend to be slowest...

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by LCDFlight
Tue Jan 11, 2022 3:40 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Mayor Lightfoot of Chicago (D?) insists schools reopen in person with no testing
Replies: 10
Views: 634

Re: Mayor Lightfoot of Chicago (D?) insists schools reopen in person with no testing

Is it unbelievable to not require testing? Unclear if that is what you meant. Everything. Her not supporting testing, her not wanting virtual learning. It's just way different that what I expected from her. I'm not saying what she's doing is good or bad as I have zero experience on the topic of sch...

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by LCDFlight
Tue Jan 11, 2022 3:36 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: No US Industrial Policy via Wall Street and Republicans
Replies: 43
Views: 1471

Re: No US Industrial Policy via Wall Street and Republicans

I think US technology remains quite good. Tesla is a good example. US continues to lead the world in software, law, finance, medical tech. Space. Universities. We will see if that continues. To focus on where the chip fabrication building is located... or the fact China makes a lot of batteries... ...

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by LCDFlight
Tue Jan 11, 2022 3:32 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Mayor Lightfoot of Chicago (D?) insists schools reopen in person with no testing
Replies: 10
Views: 634

Re: Mayor Lightfoot of Chicago (D?) insists schools reopen in person with no testing

Is it unbelievable to not require testing? Unclear if that is what you meant.

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by LCDFlight
Mon Jan 10, 2022 10:59 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: No US Industrial Policy via Wall Street and Republicans
Replies: 43
Views: 1471

Re: No US Industrial Policy via Wall Street and Republicans

I think US technology remains quite good. Tesla is a good example. US continues to lead the world in software, law, finance, medical tech. Space. Universities. We will see if that continues. To focus on where the chip fabrication building is located... or the fact China makes a lot of batteries... ...

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by LCDFlight
Mon Jan 10, 2022 8:34 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: No US Industrial Policy via Wall Street and Republicans
Replies: 43
Views: 1471

Re: No US Industrial Policy via Wall Street and Republicans

I think US technology remains quite good. Tesla is a good example. US continues to lead the world in software, law, finance, medical tech. Space. Universities. We will see if that continues. To focus on where the chip fabrication building is located... or the fact China makes a lot of batteries... y...

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by LCDFlight
Mon Jan 10, 2022 8:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Drops Long-Time College Degree Requirement for New Hire Pilots
Replies: 89
Views: 9780

Re: Delta Drops Long-Time College Degree Requirement for New Hire Pilots

This sounds like a diversity thing. IIRC, Delta (or another similar airline) said they want the pilot workforce to reflect US demographics by gender and race. That means drastic steps need to be taken, because that will be a huge change. What this announcement says is, the degree will be made optio...

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by LCDFlight
Mon Jan 10, 2022 3:28 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: RIP Bob Saget
Replies: 14
Views: 870

Re: RIP Bob Saget

The best punchline to him was he was completely different than his "Full House" persona. A few years go I saw him do a "after hours' after hours" stand up routine at a club in NYC with about 150 people or so present and it was one of those classic NY moments "the owner know...

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by LCDFlight
Mon Jan 10, 2022 1:44 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: RIP Bob Saget
Replies: 14
Views: 870

Re: RIP Bob Saget

It is a little bit disconcerting that guys 10-20 years older than I are dying of old age. RIP Bob. Listened to a testimonial by Bob about his friend Norm Macdonald. Super sad stuff... they were "brothers."

Bob had a very dark side to him...

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by LCDFlight
Mon Jan 10, 2022 1:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Drops Long-Time College Degree Requirement for New Hire Pilots
Replies: 89
Views: 9780

Re: Delta Drops Long-Time College Degree Requirement for New Hire Pilots

This sounds like a diversity thing. IIRC, Delta (or another similar airline) said they want the pilot workforce to reflect US demographics by gender and race. That means drastic steps need to be taken, because that will be a huge change. What this announcement says is, the degree will be made option...

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by LCDFlight
Sun Jan 09, 2022 9:26 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Ghislaine Maxwell Trial
Replies: 105
Views: 6158

Re: Ghislaine Maxwell Trial

Well, well, well . . . more details are emerging. In an interview with the Daily Mail, Carolyn Andriano, another of Epstein's victims, seems to contradict Giuffre's account of her "abuse": "Andriano recalled Giuffre texting her in 2001, saying: “You’ll never guess who I’m with… ” And...

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by LCDFlight
Sun Jan 09, 2022 5:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Virgin Atlantic announces service to Austin
Replies: 491
Views: 110562

Re: Virgin Atlantic to announce new US route

Well it's as official as it can be, I guess. Let the second guessing, crying, whining, Austin bashing begin. To help people understand Austin, I would nickname it "New Chicago." It's going to be performing the role Chicago did. Austin's metro population will be 5 million in the foreseeabl...

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by LCDFlight
Sat Jan 08, 2022 9:35 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Smooth jazz guitarist Nick Colionne has died on Jan 1
Replies: 1
Views: 288

Re: Smooth jazz guitarist Nick Colionne has died on Jan 1

RIP to the guy. I think smooth jazz is sort of fascinating… definitely one of those kinds of music you hear at airports in the past 35 years…. So it brings back memories for me.

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by LCDFlight
Sat Jan 08, 2022 1:21 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: One Year Since US Capitol Insurrection
Replies: 199
Views: 9085

Re: One Year Since US Capitol Insurrection

I have and will always consider this a terrorist attack. Imagine how insane you would look if you told someone 20 years ago that there would eventually be another attempted attack on the Capitol but this time by Americans. I totally agree. I think people are wildly exaggerating the stature of what ...

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by LCDFlight
Sat Jan 08, 2022 12:37 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: One Year Since US Capitol Insurrection
Replies: 199
Views: 9085

Re: One Year Since US Capitol Insurrection

I have and will always consider this a terrorist attack. Imagine how insane you would look if you told someone 20 years ago that there would eventually be another attempted attack on the Capitol but this time by Americans. I totally agree. I think people are wildly exaggerating the stature of what ...

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by LCDFlight
Wed Jan 05, 2022 5:40 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What is your theme for the year?
Replies: 10
Views: 684

Re: What is your theme for the year?

People often make resolutions* and making resolutions is fine if you're truly dedicated to achieving them, but life has ups and downs and halfway through the year you may be forced to scale back your ambitions (assuming you even began working on them). Enter the theme. A theme essentially is a broa...

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by LCDFlight
Wed Jan 05, 2022 5:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing confirms higher gross weight 787-10
Replies: 401
Views: 61667

Re: Boeing confirms higher gross weight 787-10

Boeing and the FAAs relationship is a different issue entirely you’re right. Do you think the MTOW is not something they should be doing? I don't have all the info so answering questions with questions is about the best I can do. Will a MTOW bump that adds a few hundred NM to the 787-10's range cha...

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by LCDFlight
Tue Jan 04, 2022 2:59 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: US flight attendants are not required to clean toilets onboard?
Replies: 63
Views: 8473

Re: US flight attendants are not required to clean toilets onboard?

Lately on United the "welcome onboard" announcement the FAs make has included "we check the lavatories frequently but if you find that one needs attention please let us know." Oh no... according to some posters here, that information about United, Delta and JetBlue crews taking ...

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by LCDFlight
Tue Jan 04, 2022 2:25 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: US flight attendants are not required to clean toilets onboard?
Replies: 63
Views: 8473

Re: US flight attendants are not required to clean toilets onboard?

Never. Cleaners do it on the ground. Sometimes I, as the captain, or the F1 (purser) will do it in a pinch. But I would never ask a regular flight attendant to do it… It’s not their job You , as the captain, sometimes clean the lav??? I'll have to see that to believe it. Do you also blue turn? What...

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by LCDFlight
Tue Jan 04, 2022 3:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Newborn baby found in toilet bin of Air Mauritius plane
Replies: 17
Views: 3679

Re: Newborn baby found in toilet bin of Air Mauritius plane

Bless the kid for a long happy life. And bless the people who found the kid.

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by LCDFlight
Tue Jan 04, 2022 1:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A220 Sales Campaign Thread - 2022
Replies: 97
Views: 18158

Re: Airbus A220 Sales Campaign Thread - 2022

I think Airbus will only introduce A225 in 2030 or 2035. Why bother doing it sooner? Screw the customers. They can wait. :stirthepot:

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by LCDFlight
Mon Jan 03, 2022 8:26 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: WP: Manchin will not vote for Build Back Better
Replies: 167
Views: 8014

Re: WP: Manchin will not vote for Build Back Better

I think his major problem is that BBB has the spending over 3 years while the income is spread over 10 years, making the real cost more like $6 trillion over the 10 years and an additional $4 trillion in deficit spending over the period. Smoke and mirrors accounting. Correct, when people say it is ...

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by LCDFlight
Sun Jan 02, 2022 1:28 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 20 years of the Euro
Replies: 78
Views: 3959

Re: 20 years of the Euro

I think the euro has, generally speaking, been a good thing. It makes trade easier, and a united European block can stand against the USD and the CNY, which individually would not be feasible (except maybe Germany). That said, it is easy for me to say living in the Netherlands. I would guess someon...

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by LCDFlight
Sat Jan 01, 2022 9:46 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 14 Year Old Girl Shot to Death in a Los Angeles Shopping Mall
Replies: 120
Views: 4688

Re: 14 Year Old Girl Shot to Death in a Los Angeles Shopping Mall

My point is that as a society, Americans evidently want guns. Well you have them and now you are complaining about them. "Oh, our police have such a difficult time because there are so many guns!!" Again, no shit! You guys asked for the guns, you got 'em! I'm not at all saying cops should...

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by LCDFlight
Sat Jan 01, 2022 9:07 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Betty White passes away at age 99
Replies: 20
Views: 1241

Re: Betty White passes away at age 99

We really need a break from all this sickness and death. Sometimes it becomes very overwhelming. Betty lived a full life and made millions of people happy. She’s a legend and she will be terribly missed. Today is a day of renewal. I believe we need to embrace life and good health while we have it. ...

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by LCDFlight
Fri Dec 31, 2021 9:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Minneapolis Aviation Thread - 2022
Replies: 14
Views: 2085

Re: Minneapolis Aviation Thread - 2022

It looked like MSP-LHR, MSP-HND and MSP-ICN will be added back in late 2022.

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by LCDFlight
Thu Dec 30, 2021 7:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cathay Pacific Suspends 747F and Cargo-Only Pax Flights for 7 Days
Replies: 184
Views: 29963

Re: Cathay Pacific Suspends 747F and Cargo-Only Pax Flights for 7 Days

Hong Kong is showing the world how to deal with this virus. This is the only solution. Hard, but true. We have to accept it. Good on Hong Kong! Disagree. From a US perspective, the virus is out of containment. It is not appropriate to shut down society anymore. Get vaccinated and get on with living...

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