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by LCDFlight
Thu Jul 22, 2021 11:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar's Boeing 747-8 BBJ Takeoff from FLL
Replies: 21
Views: 5043

Re: Qatar's Boeing 747-8 BBJ Takeoff from FLL

Years ago , I watched a 747-121 take off from the same width runway runway in Cleveland. A piece of the asphalt shoulder (not the concrete runway) that had to be at least the 3m by 3m was torn from the ground and just missed the elevator. An airport with very infrequent departures by aircraft with ...

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by LCDFlight
Wed Jul 21, 2021 1:22 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: TX Senate Bill Drops Teaching Requirement That KKK Is ‘Morally Wrong’
Replies: 17
Views: 1098

Re: TX Senate Bill Drops Teaching Requirement That KKK Is ‘Morally Wrong’

Are schools in the business of teaching what is morally wrong? I cannot recall being taught what was "morally right and wrong" in school or university. Instead, we were taught knowledge. We covered the holocaust of jewish people in WWII, slavery, and many other disturbing topics, as facts ...

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by LCDFlight
Tue Jul 20, 2021 8:49 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Wildfires in the Western United States
Replies: 36
Views: 1265

Re: Wildfires in the Western United States

To be fair, it has to be some of both. The atmosphere is warmer than normal. That has to have some effect. But the news media, of course, overplays this probabilistic idea by saying “climate change definitely caused this fire,” which is just false. There is maybe 5% certainty on that. They are their...

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by LCDFlight
Tue Jul 20, 2021 3:21 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Wildfires in the Western United States
Replies: 36
Views: 1265

Re: Wildfires in the Western United States

Makes you wonder why people build in forests that are supposed to routinely burn. These fires are not “routine” fires the West has historically seen. These are evidence of human caused climate change. Will be very few places left to build that won’t be affected by human caused climate change. Clima...

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by LCDFlight
Tue Jul 20, 2021 1:37 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Wildfires in the Western United States
Replies: 36
Views: 1265

Re: Wildfires in the Western United States

Makes you wonder why people build in forests that are supposed to routinely burn.

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by LCDFlight
Mon Jul 19, 2021 2:00 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: YouGov Poll Finds 66% Of Southern Republicans In Favor Of Seceding From USA
Replies: 58
Views: 2687

Re: YouGov Poll Finds 66% Of Southern Republicans In Favor Of Seceding From USA

Absolutely, secession is really stupid talk. The US has done well because it is large and diverse. Some people are very humanities oriented, some people are very business oriented. Some people are very military oriented. The US benefitted by having many cultures within it. And multiple centers of gr...

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by LCDFlight
Sun Jul 18, 2021 6:33 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: YouGov Poll Finds 66% Of Southern Republicans In Favor Of Seceding From USA
Replies: 58
Views: 2687

Re: YouGov Poll Finds 66% Of Southern Republicans In Favor Of Seceding From USA

I believe that a good portion of these attitudes stem from disinformation campaigns and antagonism content sponsored by our counterparts in Russia and China. It is so valuable to their priorities that we be weakened. Potentially, we can vote ourselves out of existence, without Russia or China even f...

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by LCDFlight
Sun Jul 18, 2021 3:54 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Naomi Osaka won't talk to press
Replies: 120
Views: 5686

Re: Naomi Osaka won't talk to press

The two aren’t even comparable. A press conference (however useless they are with athletes) is a think on your feet, cannot misspeak moment. Careers have ended over faux pas comments to the press. A documentary is easy in comparison. You control the narrative, often it’s just you, and a few camera ...

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by LCDFlight
Sat Jul 17, 2021 2:27 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: DeSantis’ anti-riot law didn’t apply as Cuba protesters shut down a Miami-Dade road.
Replies: 24
Views: 1215

Re: DeSantis’ anti-riot law didn’t apply as Cuba protesters shut down a Miami-Dade road.

Perspective. Mowing down people in front of you… because “you can”. No. Being caught up in something through no fault of your own (maybe with your kids in the car with you) and people start messing with your car because you’re there… get outa my way. I’m going out of here. Not at speed but I’m not ...

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by LCDFlight
Sat Jul 17, 2021 2:24 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: DeSantis’ anti-riot law didn’t apply as Cuba protesters shut down a Miami-Dade road.
Replies: 24
Views: 1215

Re: DeSantis’ anti-riot law didn’t apply as Cuba protesters shut down a Miami-Dade road.

frmrCapCadet wrote:
Critical Racial Theory applies!


Haha indeed it does.

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by LCDFlight
Sat Jul 17, 2021 1:10 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Jetblue allows Male FAs to wear dresses
Replies: 123
Views: 5245

Re: Jetblue allows Male FAs to wear dresses

It means nothing to me if men wear dresses. It would be too bad if it's a move to get attention, because like I said, don't care. But I insist they not wear clown outfits, because clowns are scary.

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by LCDFlight
Wed Jul 14, 2021 9:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta reports Q2 2021 Financial Results
Replies: 37
Views: 5696

Re: Delta reports Q2 2021 Financial Results

Any PSP should be repaid with stockholder equity. It is complete BS for the government to be transferring this money to the stockholders. They don't need it. The payments should only happen after DL is at zero equity. The stockholder money should go in first, assuming management fails to reach deal...

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by LCDFlight
Wed Jul 14, 2021 9:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta reports Q2 2021 Financial Results
Replies: 37
Views: 5696

Re: Delta reports Q2 2021 Financial Results

Any PSP should be repaid with stockholder equity. It is complete BS for the government to be transferring this money to the stockholders. They don't need it. The payments should only happen after DL is at zero equity. The stockholder money should go in first, assuming management fails to reach deals...

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by LCDFlight
Wed Jul 14, 2021 1:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FT: EU plans tax on aviation fuel - to be announced on 14th of July
Replies: 59
Views: 5869

Re: FT: EU plans tax on aviation fuel - to be announced on 16th of July

Will the tax be applied equally to rail, road and sea transportation?

If not, they don't care about CO2; it is just a ploy.

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by LCDFlight
Wed Jul 14, 2021 11:42 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Chaos In South Africa Following Zuma's Incarceration
Replies: 35
Views: 1553

Re: Chaos In South Africa Following Zuma's Incarceration

They couldn't - they had to finish screwing over the middle class whites. The apartheid regime was a giant wealth engine for a few select conglomerates and connected families. If you look at old films from the 1960s on Youtube of holidaygoers in Cape Town and elsewhere, they are all rich people. Th...

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by LCDFlight
Tue Jul 13, 2021 6:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United and Mesa with tentative Heart ES-19 order
Replies: 94
Views: 9806

Re: United and Mesa with tentative Heart ES-19 order

Airlines will be the last thing to go carbon neutral. It is preposterous to even talk about it. There are much more important, real world carbon reduction activities to talk about. Airlines will be the LAST after everything else is decarbonized.

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by LCDFlight
Tue Jul 13, 2021 6:27 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Chaos In South Africa Following Zuma's Incarceration
Replies: 35
Views: 1553

Re: Chaos In South Africa Following Zuma's Incarceration

I have heard really knowledgeable people say SA is totally doomed now, and the decline became irreversible years ago. I heard exactly the same thing, early on, when Hugo Chavez rose to power from my Venezuelan medical resident roommate. It happens when populations fall below the minimum education an...

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by LCDFlight
Tue Jul 13, 2021 4:58 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Wide spread protests in Cuba
Replies: 77
Views: 3632

Re: Wide spread protests in Cuba

The Cuban exile groups in Miami already are sailing off to Cuba. These people are just dumb, no other explanation. There is no better way to kill a movement from within by allowing those trying to put it down to show a link with outside forces. No one likes foreigners to intervene in your affairs, ...

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by LCDFlight
Tue Jul 13, 2021 2:49 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: China at it again - warns off US Destroyer in international waters
Replies: 3
Views: 831

Re: China at it again - warns off US Destroyer in international waters

This provides a basis to suspend or end China's membership in the WTO. The US-China trade volume should be sharply reduced via tariff that is calibrated to China's performance with respect to US values. The US's money, in the hands of Chinese dictators, is becoming combustible and appears destined t...

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by LCDFlight
Sun Jul 11, 2021 9:48 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: GOP advances bill to limit teaching of slavery and racism in classrooms
Replies: 145
Views: 9767

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

We can barely get evolution into textbooks--remember intelligent design? The idea the critical race theory is making it into text books is lunacy. This is an absurd straw man argument. Obviously there is no graduate level critical theory class in high schools. Nobody said there is such a class. How...

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by LCDFlight
Sun Jul 11, 2021 12:41 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: GOP advances bill to limit teaching of slavery and racism in classrooms
Replies: 145
Views: 9767

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

Why are Republican controlled states working so hard to ban the teaching of CRT in K-12 when it is not even taught in K-12 schools? It seems like an unnecessary expansion of government and a waste of taxpayer dollars. But, anything to keep the base scared and angry, I guess... BTW, the only reason ...

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by LCDFlight
Sat Jul 10, 2021 8:47 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: GOP Personalities Don't Know What Marxism And Socialism Are
Replies: 42
Views: 2054

Re: GOP Personalities Don't Know What Marxism And Socialism Are

Frankly, I am not too concerned that the details of Marxism or socialism are not well understood. I am more worried that fascism is badly understood, because a good chunk of the electorate seem to be gleefully heading that way. +1 A 25% corporate tax rate is equivalent to 25% ownership of the firm ...

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by LCDFlight
Sat Jul 10, 2021 5:06 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: GOP advances bill to limit teaching of slavery and racism in classrooms
Replies: 145
Views: 9767

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

Because it is a legal issue, it is taught in law school. Like Harvard. Where a certain Texas Senator who hates CRT and wants to stop it's teaching went and was taught CRT. This is not being taught in grade school or high school but law school. But people are outraged because they are told to be out...

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by LCDFlight
Sat Jul 10, 2021 10:23 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: GOP Personalities Don't Know What Marxism And Socialism Are
Replies: 42
Views: 2054

Re: GOP Personalities Don't Know What Marxism And Socialism Are

A quick survey of public statements from a couple GOP stars shows a lot of use of 'Marxism', 'socialism', and the like, and very little understanding of what they are. They don't care what they mean, they don't need to understand what those things are. They are just trigger words used to keep their...

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by LCDFlight
Sat Jul 10, 2021 12:33 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: GOP Personalities Don't Know What Marxism And Socialism Are
Replies: 42
Views: 2054

Re: GOP Personalities Don't Know What Marxism And Socialism Are

There is a lot of misuse and misunderstanding of socialism and Marxism on both sides. People on L say "Socialism" is something that is completely familiar and civilized, similar to Sweden. This would shock Stalin, Mao, Chavez, Fidel Castro and others who fully embraced Socialism and, in mo...

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by LCDFlight
Wed Jul 07, 2021 2:56 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: GOP advances bill to limit teaching of slavery and racism in classrooms
Replies: 145
Views: 9767

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

My sense is that’s happening not out of genuine interest in social change but because of how academia polices itself. I am glad you see why parents are outraged. Not all parents are outraged. I think we need to figure out what CRT is in the first place. Many people do not know. https://www.edweek.o...

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by LCDFlight
Wed Jul 07, 2021 6:33 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: GOP advances bill to limit teaching of slavery and racism in classrooms
Replies: 145
Views: 9767

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

CRT is yet another attempt by the right to fake outrage over something. Like "cancel culture" or voting rights. The right didn't make up CRT. I would be more outraged as a black parent if my kid was taught they're a victim than I would as a white parent that my child has something to apol...

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by LCDFlight
Wed Jul 07, 2021 4:14 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: GOP advances bill to limit teaching of slavery and racism in classrooms
Replies: 145
Views: 9767

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

I am a centrist and I reject the violent, bigoted devils on the right. And I reject the violent, bigoted devils on the left. The political spectrum isn't a line (from extreme left to extreme right); it is a circular ring. Extreme left and extreme right are exactly the same thing - mob dictatorship b...

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by LCDFlight
Tue Jul 06, 2021 2:25 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: How far will the US go to defend Taiwan from Mainland China ?
Replies: 69
Views: 3250

Re: How far will the US go to defend Taiwan from Mainland China ?

Might makes right. China, although operationally inferior to US and possibly Taiwan forces in several aspects, has a menacing strategic position opposite Taiwan. Anti ship missiles and cruise missiles alone can really mess Taiwan up. And China is not under strategic threat at all. The calculus all f...

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by LCDFlight
Tue Jul 06, 2021 2:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FedEx firms options on 20 more 763Fs
Replies: 141
Views: 24667

Re: FedEx firms options on 20 more 763Fs

Stupid question here: Can a 772 or 77W get a retrofitted folding wing for Freight Operators? No..but an Airbus launch of the A350F with folding wingtips is not beyond the pale. UPS are a prime target, the technology is there. You would not need to change the wing - just fold it. Ive always believed...

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by LCDFlight
Tue Jul 06, 2021 12:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: 737 Freighter ditches in water off HNL
Replies: 371
Views: 85654

Re: Updated: 737 Freighter ditches in water off HNL

Is there any report of the sea state when the put the 737 in? Was it a help or a hindrance? Could they see the water surface, given that it was nighttime? Would the landing lights do an adequate job, or was there moonlight? About ATC, I think she needs to know souls and fuel for many basic reasons. ...

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by LCDFlight
Fri Jul 02, 2021 6:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US Airline Booking Trends during COVID-19
Replies: 1957
Views: 264231

Re: US Airline Booking Trends during COVID-19

AFAIK July 1 2021 was the first day the USA had more TSA passengers than the same weekday of 2019. Likely due to a different timing of the July 4th holiday (comparing Thursday, July 1 2021 to Thursday, July 4 2019). But still, this seems to be the first time a day has exceeded pre Covid. We are maki...

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by LCDFlight
Fri Jul 02, 2021 2:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Facing Summer Cancellations and Crewing Issues
Replies: 271
Views: 54355

Re: AA Facing Summer Cancellations and Crewing Issues

All airlines are having problems spooling back up past Covid. The fact that AA and Southwest are having to cancel large numbers of flights shows a lack of organizational control. Management was unable to correctly predict how many flights tbey would be able to operate sufficiently far enough ahead ...

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by LCDFlight
Fri Jul 02, 2021 1:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FedEx Retires Last DC-10-10 Freighter
Replies: 43
Views: 8305

Re: FedEx Retires Last DC-10-10 Freighter

Hats off to the -10-10, very long service. 18 years with FedEx is impressive. The hours must be unreal.

Soon, the only chance to see DC-10 flying will be the military variants…

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by LCDFlight
Thu Jul 01, 2021 9:47 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump Organization and CFO Expected to be Charged Tomorrow
Replies: 57
Views: 3722

Re: Trump Organization and CFO Expected to be Charged Tomorrow

The indictment is here: https://s3.documentcloud.org/documents/20982368/new-york-v-trump-org-allen-weisselberg.pdf I count over a dozen charges of grand larceny, tax fraud, and falsifying business records for both Weisselberg and the Trump Organization. Looks like the Manhattan DA threw the book at...

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by LCDFlight
Thu Jul 01, 2021 5:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Delta to launch PDX-ICN in November 2021
Replies: 118
Views: 21524

Re: Delta to launch PDX-ICN in September 2021

Serious question. Given ICN is such a good hub, will there be a return to hub & spoke as intercontinental flights remain depressed for several years? I think it makes sense.

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by LCDFlight
Thu Jul 01, 2021 3:11 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Miami Condo Partially Collapsed
Replies: 153
Views: 10839

Re: Miami Condo Partially Collapsed

https://www.bestofluxuryrealty.com/Surfside/Champlain-Towers-Condos-For-Sale then click on past sales, a one-bedroom condo goes for 350 to 400k two-bedroom 500k four-bedroom units went for nearly 3 million. three bedrooms for 1 million These people had money. The repair bill was 9 million, not 90 m...

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by LCDFlight
Wed Jun 30, 2021 8:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: United confirms order for 200 737MAX and 70 A321neo
Replies: 925
Views: 155222

Re: Updated: United confirms order for 200 737MAX and 70 A321neo

My theory is that UA (and DL) will double down on product assortment and not just seat count. The extra floor space of 737-MAX10 will not only be used to cram in more seats, but also to provide a more premium average seat. They can accomplish both & they believe they will need both in the comin...

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by LCDFlight
Wed Jun 30, 2021 6:50 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump Organization and CFO Expected to be Charged Tomorrow
Replies: 57
Views: 3722

Re: Trump Organization and CFO Expected to be Charged Tomorrow

This is done by most scumbag organizations on both the left and the right. Including among real estate tycoons in NYC, rest assured. Trump probably isn't even in the top 10 of that category. But, whatever. It is clearly tax evasion. The reason a giant number of government prosecutors were dedicated...

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by LCDFlight
Wed Jun 30, 2021 6:29 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump Organization and CFO Expected to be Charged Tomorrow
Replies: 57
Views: 3722

Re: Trump Organization and CFO Expected to be Charged Tomorrow

From looking at the charges this doesn't seem like the big thing everyone said was coming? Paying taxes on perks? This is done by most scumbag organizations on both the left and the right. Including among real estate tycoons in NYC, rest assured. Trump probably isn't even in the top 10 of that cate...

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by LCDFlight
Wed Jun 30, 2021 2:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: United confirms order for 200 737MAX and 70 A321neo
Replies: 925
Views: 155222

Re: Updated: United confirms order for 200 737MAX and 70 A321neo

Many have asked why so many aircraft now. Of course, they need them to replace and grow. However, the two most important factors which exist are 1) interest rates at a very low cost and 2) acquisition costs are lower due to size of order, white tails involved, filling open production spots. It's a ...

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by LCDFlight
Tue Jun 29, 2021 8:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United returns to profitability
Replies: 68
Views: 10829

Re: United returns to profitability

Are you saying the airlines have not been paying unemployment insurance? No, I did not. I said that typically, unemployment insurance benefits are covered by employer premiums. Unemployment benefits vary by state, but are typically include a limited amount of cash that lasts for a specified period ...

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by LCDFlight
Tue Jun 29, 2021 2:21 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Your Most Overdone Songs
Replies: 47
Views: 2287

Re: Your Most Overdone Songs

‘Hurts so good’ by john ‘cougar’ mellencamp, drives me nuts, or anything by him actually but it’s always, always on somewhere.. Used to be burned out on "Jack and Diane" by him, but gradually came to appreciate "Life goes on / Long after the thrill of living is gone". That makes...

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by LCDFlight
Tue Jun 29, 2021 12:07 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: My Doctor Tried To Talk Me Out Of Getting A COVID Vaccine
Replies: 96
Views: 6607

Re: My Doctor Tried To Talk Me Out Of Getting A COVID Vaccine

I don’t see why you should change your GP. I do find it strange that she is against your mother and grandmother being vaccinated, but simply being against the vaccination doesn’t make you some kind of wingnut. I have quite a few respectable friends who work as doctors or in the pharmaceutical indus...

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by LCDFlight
Mon Jun 28, 2021 1:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chengdu Tianfu International Airport inaugurated
Replies: 21
Views: 3652

Re: Chengdu Tianfu International Airport inaugurated

I agree with your sigh. Part we can explain by acknowledging that China is in a different phase of its industrial development, but when I think of the near impossibilities put in the way of high-speed rail in the USA, or even a new rail tunnel under the Hudson or a subway line to LaGuardia, the wor...

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by LCDFlight
Mon Jun 28, 2021 2:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chengdu Tianfu International Airport inaugurated
Replies: 21
Views: 3652

Re: Chengdu Tianfu International Airport inaugurated

Imagine EVER seeing something like this being built all-new in the States or Europe, again. *sigh* :( I agree with your sigh. Part we can explain by acknowledging that China is in a different phase of its industrial development, but when I think of the near impossibilities put in the way of high-sp...

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by LCDFlight
Sat Jun 26, 2021 8:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Used Delta Aircraft Order A359/737-900ER
Replies: 670
Views: 150929

Re: Rumor: Used Delta Aircraft Order

DL will take delivery of 22 A321 this year. These were the de facto replacements for the MD-88 and MD-90 (in other words, the aircraft scheduled to enter the fleet by the time the MD aircraft exited). DL has 125 A321NEO scheduled for delivery within the next several years. These could be used to ba...

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by LCDFlight
Sat Jun 26, 2021 7:30 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Derek Chauvin Trial Underway
Replies: 346
Views: 22976

Re: Derek Chauvin Trial Underway

I’m glad that’s drawn to a close. He got a decent sentence… and will probably get killed or at least seriously harmed inside. Now we can draw a line and move on to the real problem (at least in UK where many are sick of hearing about BLM news imported from a very different policing system on the ot...

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by LCDFlight
Sat Jun 26, 2021 7:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Facing Summer Cancellations and Crewing Issues
Replies: 271
Views: 54355

Re: AA Facing Summer Cancellations and Crewing Issues

All airlines are having problems spooling back up past Covid. The fact that AA and Southwest are having to cancel large numbers of flights shows a lack of organizational control. Management was unable to correctly predict how many flights tbey would be able to operate sufficiently far enough ahead ...

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by LCDFlight
Sat Jun 26, 2021 5:48 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Why won’t the USA open up to Europe?
Replies: 64
Views: 4470

Re: Why won’t the USA open up to Europe?

Each year people can’t live their lives in the US is equivalent to 330 million person years. About 4 million lives lost per year. These are prime years, not end of life years, which is primarily what COVID itself took. And that doesn’t count the human lives spent earning the money to pay the debt. O...

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