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by LCDFlight
Wed Dec 01, 2021 8:48 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Half world’s fossil fuel assets could become worthless by 2036 in net zero transition
Replies: 190
Views: 7013

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

Biomass is not the answer to fossil fuels either but using fossil fuels produce less C02 to the environment for which you want to reduce now not in 40-100years time And remember you are adding 1.5 times more CO2 than coal and 3times more than gas. After every harvest and burn it’s rinse and repeat ...

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by LCDFlight
Wed Dec 01, 2021 7:06 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Hey, another mass school shooting.
Replies: 74
Views: 2122

Re: Hey, another mass school shooting.

Just a few thoughts... He shoots and kills several people and then peacefully surrenders and knows enough to lawyer-up. I wonder if in his warped mind, he thinks that he'll be tried as a juvenile? Sorry, ain't gonna happen, bro. His father has a lot to answer for. Did he buy the gun and just not se...

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by LCDFlight
Wed Dec 01, 2021 6:43 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Hey, another mass school shooting.
Replies: 74
Views: 2122

Re: Hey, another mass school shooting.

I hope they interrogate the stupid boy, try him as an adult, sentence him to death and display the body in a humiliating way. Every schoolboy should know that that is what happens to you when you do a school shooting. You die embarrassingly, and the humiliation lasts long after you’re dead. Just my...

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by LCDFlight
Wed Dec 01, 2021 6:31 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Hey, another mass school shooting.
Replies: 74
Views: 2122

Re: Hey, another mass school shooting.

I hope they interrogate the stupid boy, try him as an adult, sentence him to death and display the body in a humiliating way. Every schoolboy should know that that is what happens to you when you do a school shooting. You die embarrassingly, and the humiliation lasts long after you’re dead. Just my...

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by LCDFlight
Wed Dec 01, 2021 3:51 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Half world’s fossil fuel assets could become worthless by 2036 in net zero transition
Replies: 190
Views: 7013

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

Your linked article says exactly the same I have been saying all along. They problematize breaking the cycle with net deforrestation, which is the same as bringing new CO2 (fossil fuels) into it. We can't do either of those. What you think I just pluck the information out of thin air? EU dragged to...

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by LCDFlight
Wed Dec 01, 2021 3:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Trump's Parked 757 N757AF
Replies: 158
Views: 57586

Re: Trump's Parked 757 N757AF

Trump may be classless, but I see nothing low class about the aircraft. Good pedigree (billionaire owned since assembly), good interior refit. Maybe the gold plumbing is tacky. Otherwise, it looks good imo.

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by LCDFlight
Wed Dec 01, 2021 2:39 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Hey, another mass school shooting.
Replies: 74
Views: 2122

Re: Hey, another mass school shooting.

I hope they interrogate the stupid boy, try him as an adult, sentence him to death and display the body in a humiliating way. Every schoolboy should know that that is what happens to you when you do a school shooting. You die embarrassingly, and the humiliation lasts long after you’re dead. Just my ...

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by LCDFlight
Wed Dec 01, 2021 3:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FX & UPS Peak Season Discussion
Replies: 22
Views: 4039

Re: FX & UPS Peak Season Discussion

Do the freight networks hire additional widebodies for long haul charters, which frees up those widebodies to add domestic capacity? Or is that not a thing.

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by LCDFlight
Tue Nov 30, 2021 7:40 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The newest Republic: Barbados
Replies: 43
Views: 1370

Re: The newest Republic: Barbados

I for one am quite happy to remain in a constitutional monarchy Curious what you see as the benefits to you, a regular citizen, having a litany of people on a very luxurious welfare account? I’ll bite. There are some forms of government far more corrupt and far less effective than the British one. ...

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by LCDFlight
Tue Nov 30, 2021 5:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's the environmental impact of standby staff air travel?
Replies: 56
Views: 6107

Re: What's the environmental impact of standby staff air travel?

the low marginal cost for standby ticket means its environment cost is low too Exactly. For a transcon flight, it might be (guesstimating) 10 gallons of Jet-A per passenger. Zero flights are dispatched to service non-revenue passengers. So it is just the extra fuel burn for the final few seats. Per...

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by LCDFlight
Tue Nov 30, 2021 2:37 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Thanksgiving Dinner
Replies: 30
Views: 1383

Re: Thanksgiving Dinner

I'm a bachelor, so I usually end up getting invitations to the homes of others, which I gladly accept. However, this year I was unable to drive. The reason being is I just had a rather nasty cancer removed from my right hand and I have skin grafts that are healing. My right hand is immobilized for ...

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by LCDFlight
Mon Nov 29, 2021 11:11 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Car drives through parade in Waukesha, Wisc
Replies: 99
Views: 4500

Re: Car drives through parade in Waukesha, Wisc

So, this should have been the case re: Nick Sandmann and MSNBC, CNN, et al, right? Liberals only view things thru one lens. They don't see the bias of CNN and MSNBC ill say even FOX but at least FOX will try to show other viewpoints where the other two pretty much won't Equating CNN and MSNBC shows...

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by LCDFlight
Mon Nov 29, 2021 7:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta 201 - JNB to BOS 7,900+ Miles Yesterday
Replies: 54
Views: 9956

Re: Delta 201 - JNB to BOS 7,900+ Miles Yesterday

http://www.gcmap.com/mapui?P=JNB-ATL,+JNB-BOS
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Take a quick look at this map. BOS is actually much closer to JNB than ATL is. Nearly 600 statute miles.

http://www.gcmap.com/mapui?P=JNB-ATL,+JNB-BOS

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by LCDFlight
Mon Nov 29, 2021 3:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Reuters: Airbus launches A350 freighter
Replies: 1826
Views: 306723

Re: Updated: Reuters: Airbus launches A350 freighter

The problem with upping the MTOW on the 777XF, is that we’re now looking at an aircraft with an MTOW 50 tons higher than the A350F but without the necessary gain in payload. That comes with significant costs, but fixed and operating, and would need to be offset by a significantly higher payload tha...

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by LCDFlight
Mon Nov 29, 2021 3:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: More woes for the 737Max?
Replies: 40
Views: 8993

Re: More woes for the 737Max?

Please post respectfully. Post links on facts. So far, the debate has been pretty civil (maybe not polite, but civil) and each side is making a really good point. Boeing's undocumented MCAS system had egregious flaws. Egregious. Lion Air's maintenance (dispatch, really) was also truly negligent. Tr...

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by LCDFlight
Mon Nov 29, 2021 2:13 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Will China be the last country to open its borders?
Replies: 16
Views: 1081

Re: Will China be the last country to open its borders?

Well here comes the super mutant, so expect worldwide chaos in the 90 days as everyone slams borders shuts once again as the mutant is confirmed in country after country. I think it's about time for a Pyramid style Pharaoh's project (or Marshall Plan), to find a lasting effective vaccine or therape...

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by LCDFlight
Mon Nov 29, 2021 1:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NW/KL alliance in 1993 and DTW-AMS history
Replies: 15
Views: 3224

Re: NW/KL alliance in 1993 and DTW-AMS history

It was (and is?) a strong joint venture that lasted decades. They shared the “World business class” seat product with the goal to be the most consistent US and European product. For its time, it provided remarkable 1-stop and 2-stop connections with near perfect reliability. We take this for granted...

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by LCDFlight
Sun Nov 28, 2021 11:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: VN officially launches nonstop SGN-SFO scheduled service using the 787-9
Replies: 108
Views: 16124

Re: VN officially launches nonstop SGN-SFO scheduled service using the 787-9

I don't understand why some people are so negative about this route. I just checked online and VN flies to FRA, LHR and CDG from SGN in Europe. They seem to be doing ok over there (only one ST hub) despite facing direct competition from airlines such as Emirates, Qatar, Turkish Airlines ... Also, I...

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by LCDFlight
Sun Nov 28, 2021 7:15 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Washington State Ferry System
Replies: 34
Views: 1579

Re: Washington State Ferry System

From the article : $4.9 billion over 16 years to replace 10 aging vessels Surely there is a typo somewhere ? A company I'm familiar with, Brittany Ferries, is buying 200m long, sea going, hybrid battery electric + LNG ferries, with cabins, restaurants, etc., we're talking 40 000 GT ships, for 200 m...

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by LCDFlight
Sun Nov 28, 2021 2:31 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: My Barclay's mastercard payment
Replies: 41
Views: 1635

Re: My Barclay's mastercard payment

Your FICO score doesn't thank you... Your FICO score wouldn't be affected until you reached at least 30 days past due and then only if the bank or their algorithm chooses to report it. FICO scores are overhyped anyways. All they measure is you're credit to income ratio and whether you pay bills on ...

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by LCDFlight
Sun Nov 28, 2021 2:17 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Kyle Rittenhouse Trial
Replies: 310
Views: 13810

Re: Kyle Rittenhouse Trial

If the police had been allowed to do their jobs, the rioting would have been quelled in 3-5 minutes. Maybe not 3-5 minutes but yes your point is taken. The first night can always be semi-understood if a protest turns into a riot (depends on pre-planning, notice etc) but a second night is unforgivea...

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by LCDFlight
Sun Nov 28, 2021 1:54 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Kyle Rittenhouse Trial
Replies: 310
Views: 13810

Re: Kyle Rittenhouse Trial

So, Rittenhouse got off. Given the circumstances and the laws in this country, this was bound to be the result. If I were on the jury, I would have reluctantly voted to acquit. However, I think there is something very wrong where mommy lets an underage punk kid have an AR-15 and drives him to a rio...

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by LCDFlight
Sat Nov 27, 2021 5:31 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: My Barclay's mastercard payment
Replies: 41
Views: 1635

Re: My Barclay's mastercard payment

I still use checks to pay home improvement expenses. Formerly, I always paid rent with a check. Otherwise, never really use checks -- or cash!

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by LCDFlight
Fri Nov 26, 2021 4:08 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Car drives through parade in Waukesha, Wisc
Replies: 99
Views: 4500

Re: Car drives through parade in Waukesha, Wisc

All violent men and boys should be in jail at all times imo. What made them violent? Maybe we should focus on that perhaps? Locking people up isn't going to make them "see the light", in fact I believe there are tons of studies that prove that if you turn a man into an animal, they act li...

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by LCDFlight
Thu Nov 25, 2021 7:10 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Car drives through parade in Waukesha, Wisc
Replies: 99
Views: 4500

Re: Car drives through parade in Waukesha, Wisc

Brooks will end up in jail for the rest of his life upon conviction at trial or a plea deal for his manslaughter of what is now 6 persons and attempted manslaughter for many others. He is being held under an amount of bail and social pressure on prosecutors and the courts that will make it impossib...

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by LCDFlight
Thu Nov 25, 2021 2:12 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Car drives through parade in Waukesha, Wisc
Replies: 99
Views: 4500

Re: Car drives through parade in Waukesha, Wisc

Brooks will end up in jail for the rest of his life upon conviction at trial or a plea deal for his manslaughter of what is now 6 persons and attempted manslaughter for many others. He is being held under an amount of bail and social pressure on prosecutors and the courts that will make it impossib...

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by LCDFlight
Thu Nov 25, 2021 12:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 777X – VLA of the Future or another “White Elephant” A380
Replies: 271
Views: 32837

Re: 777X – VLA of the Future or another “White Elephant” A380

They’ll say maximum movement per aircraft which in my opinion is daft on the airline if the A35K has even better CASM and is smaller by what? 40 seats? No they wont. Well I would ask, why did LH order the A380 and the 748? That’s what Fred said. He said maximum movement per aircraft that’s why peop...

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by LCDFlight
Wed Nov 24, 2021 10:44 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The falsification of economic news that is India.
Replies: 10
Views: 855

Re: The falsification of economic news that is India.

It's not biased, just utterly flawed. You need at least 1,849 respondents to accurately represent a population of 1.38 billion with 99% confidence level & confidence interval of 3. Even with a lower confidence level of 95%, you still need 1,067 respondents. The results should just be thrown out...

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by LCDFlight
Wed Nov 24, 2021 2:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus pushed for A220-500, replacing A320CEO / 737-800.. ?
Replies: 279
Views: 48919

Re: Airbus pushed for A220-500, replacing A320CEO / 737-800.. ?

I'm still trying to figure out how Airbus is being pushed to develop the A220-500 at this time. They're not, except by some posters in this thread who can then push their pet ideas. Airbus CCO Christian Schrerer: "A220-500 will come after profitability. The market is pressuring us to develop i...

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by LCDFlight
Wed Nov 24, 2021 2:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta still waiting for MoM
Replies: 56
Views: 8105

Re: Delta still waiting for MoM

The A321 family is the MOM. What would be the point of a similar sized new build aircraft having maybe 500 more NM range and maybe 50 more seats? Show me a market that that would fit, that a 321V or an airliners smallest WB couldn't easily do? The hole no longer exist especially with the 321NEO, XR...

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by LCDFlight
Wed Nov 24, 2021 1:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta still waiting for MoM
Replies: 56
Views: 8105

Re: Delta still waiting for MoM

I think United is in the same boat. There is no indication the 757 will be retired. I think the most likely solution is yet another beefed up or even re-winged A320 derivative. At least we all know that COULD work and is feasible to accomplish. But yes, some of the MoM market remains unaddressed by ...

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by LCDFlight
Mon Nov 22, 2021 9:27 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Carl Sagan Speaking on Climate Change in 1985
Replies: 9
Views: 638

Re: Carl Sagan Speaking on Climate Change in 1985

Here is what I don't understand - quote from CNBC story https://www.cnbc.com/2021/11/22/climate-how-to-navigate-the-energy-transition-away-from-fossil-fuels.html “We see solar and wind being the cheapest source of new energy for more than two-thirds of the world’s population now and rapidly acceler...

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by LCDFlight
Mon Nov 22, 2021 8:00 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Kyle Rittenhouse Trial
Replies: 310
Views: 13810

Re: Kyle Rittenhouse Trial

It is often said that a lie, repeated often enough, comes to be perceived as the truth. There is a great deal of repetition going on here, and indeed, in the press. Think, if you can, of the pressure to convict felt by the jury; they knew - had to know - that convicting was the easy path. Nonethele...

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by LCDFlight
Mon Nov 22, 2021 7:18 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Car drives through parade in Waukesha, Wisc
Replies: 99
Views: 4500

Re: Car drives through parade in Waukesha, Wisc

Of course, the race (Black) and criminal record of the alleged driver got put out late last night to fuel even more the social tensions in this country, already at a high level from the acquittal of Rittenhouse of murder and other charges. Probably because Rittenhouse acted in self defense and had ...

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by LCDFlight
Mon Nov 22, 2021 6:34 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Any Audiophile or Headphone\Ear phone Geeks on Here?
Replies: 39
Views: 1182

Re: Any Audiophile or Headphone\Ear phone Geeks on Here?

There are a lot of great sealed earbuds in the $30 range. Chi-Fi. About me, I have tons of earphones from Sennheiser. also own Grado SR80s. Never tried AirPods. They would be a waste, given great alternatives that cost so little.

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by LCDFlight
Mon Nov 22, 2021 2:43 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Car drives through parade in Waukesha, Wisc
Replies: 99
Views: 4500

Re: Car drives through parade in Waukesha, Wisc

Sounds like terrorism.

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by LCDFlight
Sun Nov 21, 2021 6:03 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: A350-1000 Question
Replies: 7
Views: 2181

Re: A350-1000 Question

There also might be some effect from the difference of the massive fuel load (DFW-DOH) versus tiny fuel load (DOH-DXB). Just a thought. The difference would be around 200,000 lbs of dead weight.

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by LCDFlight
Sun Nov 21, 2021 3:57 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Thomas Jefferson Statue Inside New York City Hall to be Removed
Replies: 20
Views: 1155

Re: Thomas Jefferson Statue Inside New York City Hall to be Removed

Not all parts of history are good or will make us feel comfortable. The good and bad parts both need to be remembered and taught or we are bound to repeat it. Exactly. Human history is almost constant suffering, toothaches, rapes and murders. I am not sure where people get the expectation that hist...

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by LCDFlight
Sun Nov 21, 2021 2:46 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Thomas Jefferson Statue Inside New York City Hall to be Removed
Replies: 20
Views: 1155

Re: Thomas Jefferson Statue Inside New York City Hall to be Removed

Jefferson achieved things beyond those achieved by any human alive today. It is laughable for common crook politicians to take potshots at him. Yes, oh, a malignant narcissist… so what? So was Churchill. So is Elon Musk. Dare we say Martin Luther King? Is Michelangelo up for review next?

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by LCDFlight
Sat Nov 20, 2021 2:35 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Kyle Rittenhouse Trial
Replies: 310
Views: 13810

Re: Kyle Rittenhouse Trial

Unless you also happen to believe Rittenhouse is endowed with prognosticating abilities, apart from obviously being a psychopath, that argument holds no water what so ever. Fact is, he went to a riot armed with a rifle and killed two people. He didn’t have to be there, he had no business playing la...

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by LCDFlight
Sat Nov 20, 2021 2:09 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Kyle Rittenhouse Trial
Replies: 310
Views: 13810

Re: Kyle Rittenhouse Trial

You can't shoot people for rioting. It is arguable if you can shoot them for burning buildings (depends if it endangers innocent people). But if the rioters start assaulting you or endangering you, then yes, shooting them is lawful. As we saw today. One thing I have not heard many people talk about...

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by LCDFlight
Fri Nov 19, 2021 7:46 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Kyle Rittenhouse Trial
Replies: 310
Views: 13810

Re: Kyle Rittenhouse Trial

This is a pretty open and shut self defense case. The jury shouldn’t be taking anywhere this long. I’d say it’s 95-5 they’re like 9-3 or 10-2 in favor of acquittal right now. Ultimately if you’re Rittenhouse you gladly take a hung jury because rarely do hung jury mistrials get convictions on 2nd or...

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by LCDFlight
Fri Nov 19, 2021 6:08 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Our Odd Odd Economy
Replies: 30
Views: 1435

Re: Our Odd Odd Economy

I just walked in for an oil change - I have 12,500 miles on my car. The dealership is trying to get me to sell it back to them for $6,000 more than the price I paid. Odd, indeed. There is so much money sloshing around in the average household. Everybody qualifies for better loans than normal. Meanw...

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by LCDFlight
Fri Nov 19, 2021 5:04 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Our Odd Odd Economy
Replies: 30
Views: 1435

Re: Our Odd Odd Economy

I just walked in for an oil change - I have 12,500 miles on my car. The dealership is trying to get me to sell it back to them for $6,000 more than the price I paid. Odd, indeed. There is so much money sloshing around in the average household. Everybody qualifies for better loans than normal. Meanw...

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by LCDFlight
Fri Nov 19, 2021 2:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Pilots Union Rejects 150%/200% ExtraPay Offer for Working the Holiday Periods
Replies: 165
Views: 21551

Re: AA Pilots Union Rejects 150%/200% ExtraPay Offer for Working the Holiday Periods

Asking for a permanent contract is just that. Asking for a permanent contract and nothing more. They (Union/Pilots) may very well agree to keep things status quo so long as there is a binding understanding/agreement and the work force knows what to expect of their management team. Since there are m...

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by LCDFlight
Fri Nov 19, 2021 3:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 777X – VLA of the Future or another “White Elephant” A380
Replies: 271
Views: 32837

Re: 777X – VLA of the Future or another “White Elephant” A380

Not without a 6 wheel bogey and larger wing. I guess that’s why we haven’t seen it. New wing = new airplane Just to remind you that Boeing had to develop an all-new, CFRP wing for the B777X. Boeing could have done the same with a B787-10X, as well as adapting 6-wheel main bogies to handle higher we...

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by LCDFlight
Thu Nov 18, 2021 4:47 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Our Odd Odd Economy
Replies: 30
Views: 1435

Re: Our Odd Odd Economy

Rent control is back on the table in many towns and states. It is only a matter of time IMO until is it implemented nation wide. https://www.bostonglobe.com/2020/01/17/opinion/boston-must-bring-back-rent-control-secure/ https://www.wbur.org/onpoint/2019/06/19/new-york-rent-control-laws-oregon-calif...

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by LCDFlight
Thu Nov 18, 2021 3:08 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Our Odd Odd Economy
Replies: 30
Views: 1435

Re: Our Odd Odd Economy

Rent control is back on the table in many towns and states. It is only a matter of time IMO until is it implemented nation wide. https://www.bostonglobe.com/2020/01/17/opinion/boston-must-bring-back-rent-control-secure/ https://www.wbur.org/onpoint/2019/06/19/new-york-rent-control-laws-oregon-calif...

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by LCDFlight
Thu Nov 18, 2021 1:59 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Our Odd Odd Economy
Replies: 30
Views: 1435

Re: Our Odd Odd Economy

Rents will rise faster than wages for years to come. Rent control is back on the table in many towns and states. It is only a matter of time IMO until is it implemented nation wide. https://www.bostonglobe.com/2020/01/17/opinion/boston-must-bring-back-rent-control-secure/ https://www.wbur.org/onpoi...

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by LCDFlight
Thu Nov 18, 2021 12:32 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Political Schism: Strained Friend/Family Relationships Due to Politics
Replies: 45
Views: 1837

Re: Political Schism: Strained Friend/Family Relationships Due to Politics

People have to learn to get along. I try to get along with everybody in the middle 90%. The people at the extreme edges are just toxic. And I really believe this: the extreme 5%ers (both sides) would kill, or condone the killing of, anybody necessary to get the dictatorships they agitate for every d...

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