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by N757ST
Tue Jul 16, 2019 11:20 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Saudi Arabia as Tourist Destination
Replies: 66
Views: 2982

Re: Saudi Arabia as Tourist Destination

Women are now allowed to vote and drive in Saudi Arabia and they are developing the Red Sea coast as a tourist destination. Along with cinemas now legal, the world's tallest building will be opened in Jeddah and should be a major tourist attraction. Yay, women can finally drive, but still need perm...

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by N757ST
Wed Jul 10, 2019 1:08 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Florida HS Principal Removed for Holocaust Denial
Replies: 16
Views: 1418

Re: Florida HS Principal Removed for Holocaust Denial

To some Black Americans, the Nazi era Holocaust is irrelevant to them, while Slavery is more relevant and deserves much more attention. Several states mandate education of the Nazi Holocaust due to political involvement of Jewish Holocaust survivors who want that story told. Too many White people d...

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by N757ST
Wed Jul 10, 2019 12:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Engine spinner detaches mid-flight.
Replies: 45
Views: 15161

Re: Engine spinner detaches mid-flight.

You are correct. I think the Airbus A320 was the first to have a RAT that I worked with. I do not know if any earlier Airbus aircraft like A300 and A310 had a RAT. I think the Boeing 757 and 767 had a RAT. I don't know if any DC-10s had a RAT as they are a three engine aircraft. :old: The Vickers V...

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by N757ST
Sat Jul 06, 2019 2:12 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: AIREP vs. PIREP in the United States
Replies: 1
Views: 1490

Re: AIREP vs. PIREP in the United States

I could be wrong but I believe aireps are automatic (temp wind etc) reports provided by cpdlc. Pireps are pilot driven and manual via acars or ATC and include data a computer could not give ( turbulence icing etc). Considering that domestic CPDLC is just starting, first in Indy center and KC center,...

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by N757ST
Sat Jul 06, 2019 1:59 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: 6000ft and no chimes
Replies: 25
Views: 2793

Re: 6000ft and no chimes

The only thing you did wrong was not stick your head into the cockpit at deplaning and let the pilots know how much they screwed up and how you’re gonna report them on Instagram. Lol... yup. Back in a previous life I had a hero private pilot that decided he needed to tell me that on approach to 15 ...

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by N757ST
Sat Jul 06, 2019 1:34 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: 6000ft and no chimes
Replies: 25
Views: 2793

Re: 6000ft and no chimes

The pilots forgot and they’d eventually figure it out. Worst case the flight attendants will figure it out when the gear comes down. Chillaxe and enjoy your flight.

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by N757ST
Thu Jul 04, 2019 6:38 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Antifa Violence
Replies: 134
Views: 8002

Re: Antifa Violence

You need to realize that the United States has become more polarized by 24 hour news programs on both sides of the aisle that promote agendas. You also need to realize that .0001% of liberals march violently with garbage pales and sticks toward the .0001% of conservatives that’s associate with the ...

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by N757ST
Thu Jul 04, 2019 11:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 753
Views: 106691

Re: JetBlue Network Thread - 2019

The YOY Q1 comparison is off because the Easter/Passover week moved to Q2 this year. AA is a mess at JFK. Too much capacity at BOS As for B6 going north of 200 flights in BOS...they are bleeding money and it isnt a smart war. I believe B6 and DL will need to learn to coexist like they do in JFK and...

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by N757ST
Thu Jul 04, 2019 10:33 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Antifa Violence
Replies: 134
Views: 8002

Re: Antifa Violence

You need to realize that the United States has become more polarized by 24 hour news programs on both sides of the aisle that promote agendas. You also need to realize that .0001% of liberals march violently with garbage pales and sticks toward the .0001% of conservatives that’s associate with the p...

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by N757ST
Tue Jul 02, 2019 11:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 753
Views: 106691

Re: JetBlue Network Thread - 2019

The terminal E expansion is being done in two phases. The first phase will add 4 new wide-body gates with dual jet bridges. This phase will encompass 70% of the total project. It will coming online in Q1 2022. Phase 2 will add another 3 new wide-body gates with dual jet bridges. Phase 2 won't be co...

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by N757ST
Tue Jul 02, 2019 11:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 753
Views: 106691

Re: JetBlue Network Thread - 2019

How easy or hard would be to turn the current Alaska gates into a small customs facility for jetblue once they take over those 3 gates? That way jetblue could vacate E for good and use their own customs facility if it could be done. Seeing as how there’s a small TSA area over there and it would be ...

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by N757ST
Mon Jul 01, 2019 10:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United A319 emergency landing at EWR (June 30)
Replies: 34
Views: 10297

Re: Newark ground stop, what is going on?

…. Looks like it was UA2098 LGA-IAH. Diverted to EWR due to hydraulic problems and it blew both tires on landing...…. Just imagine what could have happened if it had had six tires. Agree, most likely less damage if it had 4.....For the 319 it is not a heavy plane but when you start stretching the 3...

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by N757ST
Sat Jun 29, 2019 6:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United A319 emergency landing at EWR (June 30)
Replies: 34
Views: 10297

Re: Newark ground stop, what is going on?

Even at full reverse only on one side there’s not really a large yaw force, the engines don’t have a huge lever arm and reverse thrust really doesn’t give you a whole ton of braking power in the first place. The brakes are far more effective at bringing the airplane to a stop. You can lose both syst...

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by N757ST
Sat Jun 29, 2019 5:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United A319 emergency landing at EWR (June 30)
Replies: 34
Views: 10297

Re: Newark ground stop, what is going on?

ALso, on the enhanced A320 (easy to tell up front, they have LCD desplays) even after blue and green loss you’d still have nose wheel steering.

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by N757ST
Sat Jun 29, 2019 5:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United A319 emergency landing at EWR (June 30)
Replies: 34
Views: 10297

Re: Newark ground stop, what is going on?

Looks like it was UA2098 LGA-IAH. Diverted to EWR due to hydraulic problems and it blew both tires on landing. Locked up brakes? https://www.flightradar24.com/data/flights/UA2098 FR24 says it’s now scheduled to fly EWR-SMF later tonight. Really?? I'll preface this with saying I’m not an Airbus pilo...

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by N757ST
Sat Jun 29, 2019 1:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jetblue A320 refurbish thread
Replies: 233
Views: 38716

Re: Jetblue A320 refurbish thread

FWIW, I’m aboard N607JB (DCA-BOS) sitting at the gate. Aircraft is in old 150 seat configuration. Seatmap showed new config, and sure enough there are four flight attendants aboard, and during boarding the crew and gate agents had to figure out reseating several pax with row 26 and 27 assignments. ...

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by N757ST
Sat Jun 29, 2019 12:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta to open new LGA Concourse G in Fall
Replies: 46
Views: 8014

Re: Delta to open new LGA Concourse G in Fall

I had a SERMN route last year to CHS in an A320. I think it caught the VFR traffic a bit by surprise when tracon was calling us as traffic to a bonanza.

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by N757ST
Sat Jun 29, 2019 11:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta to open new LGA Concourse G in Fall
Replies: 46
Views: 8014

Re: Delta to open new LGA Concourse G in Fall

As a pilot who flys CRJs in and out of LGA often, I would disagree with this statement. Yes the taxiways are restrictive and cause bottlenecks (especially around the terminal alleyway entrances), but the runways are still the biggest issue in terms of departure delays. Time and time again I sit 30 ...

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by N757ST
Fri Jun 28, 2019 8:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta to open new LGA Concourse G in Fall
Replies: 46
Views: 8014

Re: Delta to open new LGA Concourse G in Fall

LGA isn't getting new slots so the runways will be just as overtaxed as they are today. And these gates are just replacements for the bus gates. This. The good news is that they will have double taxiways. As bad as the RWY config is at LGA, the TWYs and ramps probably contribute most of the departu...

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by N757ST
Fri Jun 21, 2019 3:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: JetBlue orders 13 A321XLR and 10 A223
Replies: 58
Views: 13865

Re: Updated: JetBlue orders 13 A321XLR and 10 A223

A lot of things can happen between now and 2024. From a "simple" B6 bankruptcy to nuclear WW-3. You forgot a zombie invasion.... And polar ice caps melting. They got 50 options left. I'm sure they got killer deal on those. If I was to guess, they are just waiting for A220-500 to be ready ...

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by N757ST
Fri Jun 21, 2019 2:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Paris Air Show 2019: Airbus News and Orders Thread
Replies: 475
Views: 123978

Re: Paris Air Show 2019: Airbus News and Orders Thread

Are you sure? Didn't the LR already have 4000nm still air range? I think he wanted to say something along the lines of 4700nm still air range are good for 3800-3900nm gc distance. Of course the A321LR did already fly 4750nm ESAD with 16t payload and smaller tanks than the XLR. Best regards Thomas Y...

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by N757ST
Fri Jun 21, 2019 2:44 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: I have a theory about dragons
Replies: 30
Views: 1281

Re: I have a theory about dragons

I mean, it's not that ridiculous of a theory. Some people say the Loch Ness monster is likely a Plesiosaur or a descendant of it. I also kind of wonder if dragons were derived from large reptiles like monitor lizards. Or perhaps there were other large reptiles that were around back then that are no...

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by N757ST
Fri Jun 21, 2019 2:38 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: I have a theory about dragons
Replies: 30
Views: 1281

Re: I have a theory about dragons

No bones, so no, not plausible. If these were around when early people had been (slim chance) I can see early superstitious peoples thinking they may breathe fire. https://i.ytimg.com/vi/TQZdqW7q1R0/hqdefault.jpg If we can find radiocarbon bones from that animal that date to a time that they might ...

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by N757ST
Fri Jun 21, 2019 6:01 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: I have a theory about dragons
Replies: 30
Views: 1281

Re: I have a theory about dragons

No bones, so no, not plausible.

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by N757ST
Thu Jun 20, 2019 9:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B6 1438 JFK-MVY
Replies: 27
Views: 3339

Re: B6 1438 JFK-MVY

The weather is at or below minimums. If they had the gas, which they obviously did, then there’s nothing scary about it. It appears to be diverting now. Oh well, weather and aviation don’t always mix.

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by N757ST
Thu Jun 20, 2019 5:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: JetBlue orders 13 A321XLR and 10 A223
Replies: 58
Views: 13865

Re: Updated: JetBlue orders 13 A321XLR and 10 A223

That post was meant for Dieuwer.

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by N757ST
Thu Jun 20, 2019 5:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: JetBlue orders 13 A321XLR and 10 A223
Replies: 58
Views: 13865

Re: JetBlue In Talks for A321XLR

Exciting! The only downer is that delivery won't start till 2023... Disappointing to wait until 2023. It might be too little, too late. I want it earlier but it is not too late. Their LRs come earlier anyway. NMA is still said to be 2025 EIS (if there is no delay) so XLR is 2 years early. The aircr...

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by N757ST
Thu Jun 20, 2019 3:45 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Big trouble in the Gulf of Oman
Replies: 338
Views: 22310

Re: Big trouble in the Gulf of Oman

Why was the US flying a drone? To provoke. Of course the US will say it was in international waters. why is the US playing in the gulf anyway? The us complained that Venezuela isn’t in Russia’s hemisphere. Iran certainly isn’t in the US’s. Go build a wall, and keep out of the gulf. The US is flying...

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by N757ST
Thu Jun 20, 2019 3:34 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Big trouble in the Gulf of Oman
Replies: 338
Views: 22310

Re: Big trouble in the Gulf of Oman

Why was the US flying a drone? To provoke. Of course the US will say it was in international waters. why is the US playing in the gulf anyway? The us complained that Venezuela isn’t in Russia’s hemisphere. Iran certainly isn’t in the US’s. Go build a wall, and keep out of the gulf. The United State...

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by N757ST
Thu Jun 20, 2019 3:06 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Big trouble in the Gulf of Oman
Replies: 338
Views: 22310

Re: Big trouble in the Gulf of Oman

Drones are expensive, unmanned toys. Don’t want them shot down? Don’t fly them halfway across the world in bad neighborhoods. Then Iran won't complain when the US comes knocking on the door for an explanation of why their property was destroyed over international waters, and sets up permanent opera...

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by N757ST
Thu Jun 20, 2019 2:17 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Big trouble in the Gulf of Oman
Replies: 338
Views: 22310

Re: Big trouble in the Gulf of Oman

To be fair, the US is poking Iran with drone flights. Russia flys bear bombers just off the US coast all the time. How many have we shot down? If this drone was outside their airspace, which it seems it was, this is a heck of an escalation for an “innocent nation”. Seb... maybe it was the Somalis o...

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by N757ST
Wed Jun 19, 2019 5:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Odd flight path for DL1631 (LAX-DCA) 6/19
Replies: 23
Views: 4250

Re: Odd flight path for DL1631 (LAX-DCA) 6/19

I can only speculate, but it’s likely due to the weather and associated sigmets in Indiana and Missouri, plus the turbulence forecast through those areas presently shows a fairly crappy ride.

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by N757ST
Sun Jun 16, 2019 7:33 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Big trouble in the Gulf of Oman
Replies: 338
Views: 22310

Re: Big trouble in the Gulf of Oman

Since no one can figure out who did this and we are all simply pointing fingers and throwing around conspiracies, what if Saudi Arabia did this or even Somalis or IS? There are still IS strongholds in Iraq and Syria... Um.... the Somalis? How the heck would the Somalis get like 700 miles to the gul...

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by N757ST
Sun Jun 16, 2019 12:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 6/16/2019:AI Extends JFK Suspension;MF Suspends SEA-SZX;NK Extension;WN AUG MAX Cuts
Replies: 61
Views: 9436

Re: OAG Changes 6/16/2019:AI Extends JFK Suspension;MF Suspends SEA-SZX;NK Extension;WN AUG MAX Cuts

Only 3 flight a day between PHL and BDL? Wow, that’s such a change from past years. Are they eliminating some banks?

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by N757ST
Sat Jun 15, 2019 6:49 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Jon Stewart slams congress
Replies: 74
Views: 3300

Re: Jon Stewart slams congress

I didn’t always, or often for that matter agree with everything Jon Stewart said while on the daily show, but I did find him entertaining and his show and reaction after 9/11 perfectly summed up the options of an entire nation. He’s 100% in the right here. Shame on congress.

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by N757ST
Sat Jun 15, 2019 6:20 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Sarah Huckabee Sanders to resign; return to Arkansas for possible governor's run
Replies: 71
Views: 3167

Re: Sarah Huckabee Sanders to resign; return to Arkansa for possible governor's run

If you aren’t smart enough to look in the mirror and think “maybe I’m not at all Native American” you probably shouldn’t run with it. Oh and that whole bigotry, hate, misogyny line your running with is laughable. Look in a mirror. Pathological lying, bigotry, hate, and misogyny worked great for you...

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by N757ST
Sat Jun 15, 2019 4:51 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Sarah Huckabee Sanders to resign; return to Arkansas for possible governor's run
Replies: 71
Views: 3167

Re: Sarah Huckabee Sanders to resign; return to Arkansa for possible governor's run

Fine, just like white nationalists are a tiny horrid abomination, so are antifa and the James Hodgkinson Types. I’m saying that to an average person Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders represent the extreme socialist view point of the democrat party, and do not represent mainstream democrat thought....

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by N757ST
Sat Jun 15, 2019 2:16 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Sarah Huckabee Sanders to resign; return to Arkansas for possible governor's run
Replies: 71
Views: 3167

Re: Sarah Huckabee Sanders to resign; return to Arkansa for possible governor's run

C'mon, Mike. You knew this had to happen. After all the depictions of both Obamas as monkeys and witch doctors and with Hitler mustaches. What was the right wing response to the outrage? First Amendment! Freedom of speech! Get over it! I would ask that Maverick correct one thing: Don't compare Sand...

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by N757ST
Sat Jun 15, 2019 1:58 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Sarah Huckabee Sanders to resign; return to Arkansas for possible governor's run
Replies: 71
Views: 3167

Re: Sarah Huckabee Sanders to resign; return to Arkansa for possible governor's run

Not supporting Eva Braun doesn't mean you don't support women. Really? Eva Braun? You are comparing her to Eva Braun? Don't you think this is over the top and unnecessary? This is toxic stuff. It's perfectly acceptable to dislike Trump and his policies, but this is just too far. Do you even want to...

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by N757ST
Fri Jun 14, 2019 6:13 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Sarah Huckabee Sanders to resign; return to Arkansas for possible governor's run
Replies: 71
Views: 3167

Re: Sarah Huckabee Sanders to resign; return to Arkansa for possible governor's run

Frankly, my opinion of Trump is that he’d be a lot better president if he’d shut his mouth far more often and if his twitter feed were shut down. I think he’s done a lot of piss poor work, and some work that I agree with. He’s certainly a flawed president, and if the Democrats put up a moderate cand...

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by N757ST
Fri Jun 14, 2019 4:27 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Sarah Huckabee Sanders to resign; return to Arkansas for possible governor's run
Replies: 71
Views: 3167

Re: Sarah Huckabee Sanders to resign; return to Arkansa for possible governor's run

At least you are embracing your double standard. There are criminals, liars, perverts, and a-holes in both political parties. Elizebeth Warren used a virtually non existent Native American heritage to advance her career, and despite that no I don’t recall calling her Pocahontas. And while I made the...

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by N757ST
Fri Jun 14, 2019 3:35 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Sarah Huckabee Sanders to resign; return to Arkansas for possible governor's run
Replies: 71
Views: 3167

Re: Sarah Huckabee Sanders to resign; return to Arkansa for possible governor's run

You would have been rotisseried here ..had you said that regarding Obama on day 1 of his job... Having said that, your 'kum-baya', everybody go along and get along approach is great -- and may very exist in another part of the galaxy perhaps and as much as I wanted this world to head that way, afte...

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by N757ST
Fri Jun 14, 2019 12:18 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Sarah Huckabee Sanders to resign; return to Arkansas for possible governor's run
Replies: 71
Views: 3167

Re: Sarah Huckabee Sanders to resign; return to Arkansa for possible governor's run

I didn’t particularly like her in that role. That said, we as a nation should be supporting women, and while you might not like her personally or politically, there is little excuse to body shame her, to call her a “beast” or what have you. This thread is another in a chain of people slamming peopl...

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by N757ST
Fri Jun 14, 2019 1:45 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Sarah Huckabee Sanders to resign; return to Arkansas for possible governor's run
Replies: 71
Views: 3167

Re: Sarah Huckabee Sanders to resign; return to Arkansa for possible governor's run

I didn’t particularly like her in that role. That said, we as a nation should be supporting women, and while you might not like her personally or politically, there is little excuse to body shame her, to call her a “beast” or what have you. This thread is another in a chain of people slamming people...

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by N757ST
Wed Jun 12, 2019 11:36 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Calling all female Anet’ers...
Replies: 47
Views: 3439

Re: Calling all female Anet’ers...

I will chime in and say that outside of a.met I meet a far more diverse range of aviation enthusiasts of various ages, ethnicities, and genders. I have seen a disturbing amount of racism and misogyny here - plenty of ageism too -you would have to be blind to suggest that there is no correlation bet...

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by N757ST
Fri May 24, 2019 11:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B6, NK and F9 Once LGA Has Been Completed?
Replies: 21
Views: 3319

Re: B6, NK and F9 Once LGA Has Been Completed?

Things are always subject to change, but B6 leadership has publicly stated that they will move to the new main terminal when all the dust settles. They haven't made a decision one way or the other. As I said, things might have changed, and might change. The original announcement said they’d eventua...

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by N757ST
Fri May 24, 2019 9:57 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Updated: Media Spinning MO abortion "ban"
Replies: 389
Views: 20588

Re: Anti-abortion wave across America

The Democrats are removing all barriers to abortion including the ability to abort near or at full term. Why can’t both sides just use some common sense here? Allow abortions up to 24 weeks or so, about the time a fetus is viable. Have you done any reading on the context of this change? There is a ...

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by N757ST
Fri May 24, 2019 3:02 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Updated: Media Spinning MO abortion "ban"
Replies: 389
Views: 20588

Re: Anti-abortion wave across America

Once again the Democrats and the republicans have both severely jumped the shark. Republicans are wrong to enact a 3 week limit (heartbeat) because many if not most people women won’t even know their pregnant, effectively banning abortion. The Democrats are removing all barriers to abortion includin...

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by N757ST
Thu May 23, 2019 10:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B6, NK and F9 Once LGA Has Been Completed?
Replies: 21
Views: 3319

Re: B6, NK and F9 Once LGA Has Been Completed?

Things are always subject to change, but B6 leadership has publicly stated that they will move to the new main terminal when all the dust settles.

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by N757ST
Sun May 19, 2019 2:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue switches from Coke to Pepsi
Replies: 193
Views: 19327

Re: JetBlue switches from Coke to Pepsi

After this decision, two carriers being equal, I would choose not fly jetBlue. So on a given route, vs say American, if price were the same, you’d rather sit in a 29” seat without tv, snacks, free WiFi, etc, or pay for all those, rather then endure a Pepsi. Ok. Oh, and on American you’ll get half t...

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