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by FLYFIRSTCLASS
Tue Dec 06, 2022 8:38 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Greatest movie ever
Replies: 60
Views: 1564

Re: Greatest movie ever

I'd have a hard time saying "Greatest of all time". But Goodfellas is way up there. My Cousin Vinny is great. Way different genre, just depends on what you are looking for

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by FLYFIRSTCLASS
Mon Dec 05, 2022 7:11 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: How should the DACA controversy be resolved in the United States?
Replies: 19
Views: 673

Re: How should the DACA controversy be resolved in the United States?

If the program was never legal to begin with, then they are here illegally and need to be deported back to their home countries. Our illegal immigration in this country is out of control. The USA is the only country in the world where its easier to sneak into the USA than it is to sneak into a Costco.

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by FLYFIRSTCLASS
Mon Dec 05, 2022 6:15 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump calls for termination of Constitution
Replies: 50
Views: 2897

Re: Trump calls for termination of Constitution

OMG!!! Thats NOT what he said, he never called for the termination of the constitution! He was being facetious, referring to our corrupt election system and if we don't do something about it then whats the point of the constitution.

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by FLYFIRSTCLASS
Sat Dec 03, 2022 9:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why are today's flight times longer than 25 years ago?
Replies: 76
Views: 12058

Re: Why are today's flight times longer than 25 years ago?

Because we no longer have Joe Patroni in the maintenance department giving the airplanes a good dose of octane booster and Captain Vernon Demerest, a well documented WW2 Ace flying them!

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by FLYFIRSTCLASS
Sat Dec 03, 2022 8:55 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Best VPN
Replies: 3
Views: 333

Best VPN

I am currently in Europe and was using unlocator VPN in my hotel room etc. I was trying to get onto my YouTube TV account as well as my Spectrum account and neither one will work with a VPN. If I shut down the VPN and just try and stream, it wont allow it as I am out of the "geographical area&q...

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by FLYFIRSTCLASS
Sat Dec 03, 2022 7:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CFM Rise Engine
Replies: 14
Views: 4059

CFM Rise Engine

I was just watching a you tube video by Mentor Pilot talking about the fact Boeing has pushed the development of its NMA back into mid 2030s. They seem to be waiting for CFM to develop its "rise" engine which will be an open fan engine almost completely bypassing the engines core, making i...

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by FLYFIRSTCLASS
Sat Dec 03, 2022 7:08 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Impending rail strike
Replies: 109
Views: 5774

Re: Impending rail strike

So if you are unwell does it count as part of holiday entitlement?. Generally speaking yes, if you are unwell and unable to work, it would come out of a "holiday allotment" However, most companies do not call it holiday or vacation time. It is just personal time off. This could be for per...

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by FLYFIRSTCLASS
Sat Dec 03, 2022 7:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Fate of N777UA?
Replies: 46
Views: 8830

Re: Fate of N777UA?

Unless someone with deep pockets who loves the airplane want to preserve it, she will end up as beer cans.

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by FLYFIRSTCLASS
Thu Dec 01, 2022 1:13 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Impending rail strike
Replies: 109
Views: 5774

Re: Impending rail strike

Senator Bernie Sanders The corporate greed never ends. Last year, the rail industry made a record-breaking $20 billion in profits after cutting their workforce by 30% over the last 6 years. Meanwhile, rail workers have ZERO guaranteed paid sick days. Congress must stand with rail workers. 1:55 PM ·...

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by FLYFIRSTCLASS
Wed Nov 30, 2022 11:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Goodbye KCM (known crew member)
Replies: 99
Views: 17400

Re: Goodbye KCM (known crew member)

KCM came into being because they tried to force a pilot into a body scanner or pat down and wouldn't let him through. He and the union, rightfully, raised a stink and KCM came into being. This was before Pre Check existed. Even before 9/11 had a Captain scheduled to work SJCNRT and he alarmed going...

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by FLYFIRSTCLASS
Wed Nov 30, 2022 11:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Goodbye KCM (known crew member)
Replies: 99
Views: 17400

Re: Goodbye KCM (known crew member)

Someone carrying meth onboard an aircraft is not a concern to the physical safety and security of the flight. TSA isn't the DEA or local law enforcement. Their role is strictly to screen for items that pose a risk to flight safety. Looking for anything else in my eyes is massive government overreac...

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by FLYFIRSTCLASS
Wed Nov 30, 2022 11:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Goodbye KCM (known crew member)
Replies: 99
Views: 17400

Re: Goodbye KCM (known crew member)

The article mentions a case where a FA brought meth through KCM as one of the reasons KCM is being retired in favor of a TSA-run program. I'm not condoning the FA's behavior (and I believe they should be prosecuted in accordance with the law) but what business is it to TSA if someone is bringing il...

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by FLYFIRSTCLASS
Wed Nov 30, 2022 7:04 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Impending rail strike
Replies: 109
Views: 5774

Re: Impending rail strike

"A letter from House Speaker Nancy Pelosi to Democratic colleagues promised two votes, reflecting the consternation she was hearing from members. The first vote will be on adopting the tentative labor agreement. The second will be on a measure to add seven days of paid sick leave for railroade...

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by FLYFIRSTCLASS
Wed Nov 30, 2022 3:38 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Impending rail strike
Replies: 109
Views: 5774

Re: Impending rail strike

"A letter from House Speaker Nancy Pelosi to Democratic colleagues promised two votes, reflecting the consternation she was hearing from members. The first vote will be on adopting the tentative labor agreement. The second will be on a measure to add seven days of paid sick leave for railroade...

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by FLYFIRSTCLASS
Wed Nov 30, 2022 1:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Goodbye KCM (known crew member)
Replies: 99
Views: 17400

Re: Goodbye KCM (known crew member)

So will there KCM specific checkpoints close as well? Will they will have to go through regular TSA screening like everyone else? I could just see angry crew members standing at the end of long lines and being late to their airplane and say "well its TSA!"

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by FLYFIRSTCLASS
Tue Nov 29, 2022 2:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Oneworld seeks to bring China Southern into ranks
Replies: 31
Views: 5549

Re: Oneworld seeks to bring China Southern into ranks

xiaotung wrote:
I have heard people familiar with the airline talk about how DL had lost interests in CZ due to their horrible service level and the difficulty to work with.


Horrible service, they will fit right in with AA, it will be a match made in heaven.

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by FLYFIRSTCLASS
Tue Nov 29, 2022 1:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Oneworld seeks to bring China Southern into ranks
Replies: 31
Views: 5549

Re: Oneworld seeks to bring China Southern into ranks

That may make sense. AA for the most part has been a colossal failure in Asia. I don't think they have ever made money on Shanghai or Beijing. Hong Kong never made money, and Tokyo barely hangs on. Their brief experiment to TPE was also a major failure. Do don't see AA ever returning to China or Hon...

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by FLYFIRSTCLASS
Mon Nov 28, 2022 5:36 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: OBJ (Odell Beckham Jr.) escorted off AA plane in Miami
Replies: 7
Views: 716

Re: OBJ (Odell Beckham Jr.) escorted off AA plane in Miami

alfa164 wrote:
Rumor is that he will soon be playing for the Cowboys. He will fit right in.

:roll:



Yup those in Jerry Land will love him.

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by FLYFIRSTCLASS
Sun Nov 27, 2022 3:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: BA considering LGW-HNL
Replies: 130
Views: 18533

Re: Rumor: BA considering LGW-HNL

I personally don't see enough demand. There are many far more beautiful places much closer to London than Hawaii. I think those who do go to Hawaii make it a longer holiday and take in places like NY, SF, and LA. If they did ever start it my bet would be seasonal and perhaps 3x a week.

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by FLYFIRSTCLASS
Sun Nov 27, 2022 2:11 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: DeSantis or Trump for Republicans
Replies: 113
Views: 6566

Re: DeSantis or Trump for Republicans

I think DeSantis is a legitimate presidential candidate and Trump is not, mainly because of his seditious or insurrectionist actions (as far as we know) on and before Jan 6. Trump could still be brought up on charges at any time, and probably should be. If I googled correctly, he could be sentenced...

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by FLYFIRSTCLASS
Sun Nov 27, 2022 1:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Northern Pacific Airways discussion thread
Replies: 538
Views: 91488

Re: Northern Pacific Airways discussion thread

seat1a wrote:
Maybe just scrap the Asia plan and fly to Hawaii and London.


That may not be a terrible idea. ANC- Most cities in western EU should be within the reach of the 757. A ULCC from the USA to western EU with connecting in Alaska just may work. Especially in summer months as a free stop over.

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by FLYFIRSTCLASS
Fri Nov 25, 2022 4:30 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Records snow in Western, north Central NY State
Replies: 14
Views: 969

Re: Records snow in Western, north Central NY State

I remember the winter of 2017 was insane here in Truckee, CA. The snow never stopped. IIRC the Summit around Donner Pass got around 600 inches that year.

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by FLYFIRSTCLASS
Fri Nov 25, 2022 4:03 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The death of the manual transmission
Replies: 123
Views: 5209

Re: The death of the manual transmission

Mercedes Benz made a 5 cyl turbo diesel for years, that engine and those cars were bullet proof. Some of the best built cars ever.

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by FLYFIRSTCLASS
Thu Nov 24, 2022 1:40 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Shooting at Wal-Mart in Chespeake, Virginia
Replies: 187
Views: 5727

Re: Shooting at Wal-Mart in Chespeake, Virginia

Sounds like we really need to up our security approaches, more armed guards and good guys with guns.

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by FLYFIRSTCLASS
Wed Nov 23, 2022 7:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Network Thread - 2022
Replies: 2474
Views: 530461

Re: American Airlines Network Thread - 2022

AA adds flights to PHX for Superbowl! "American Airlines adds Super Bowl flights to Phoenix From February 9th to February 14th, American Airlines is adding 91 flights between Phoenix and 15 cities across the country to get fans to and from the Super Bowl. "We're excited to have football a...

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by FLYFIRSTCLASS
Tue Nov 22, 2022 4:53 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Musk, Twitter News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 581
Views: 33780

Re: Musk, Twitter News and Discussion Thread

Tugger wrote:
FLYFIRSTCLASS wrote:
[...] Making Twitter a true free speech unmoderated platform.

That will never happen and if you think it is possible then you are ill-informed.

Tugg


That's what Musk promised and as it should be. This is America and we have a 1st amendment.

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by FLYFIRSTCLASS
Tue Nov 22, 2022 4:09 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Musk, Twitter News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 581
Views: 33780

Re: Musk, Twitter News and Discussion Thread

Here is an interesting youtube video of a former Twitter employee who I assume was one of the ones who Musk fired his first day in office, as opposed to one of the ones who quit. It really goes to show that the "grass isnt always greener" directed to those who quit. It really seems they w...

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by FLYFIRSTCLASS
Mon Nov 21, 2022 3:36 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Musk, Twitter News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 581
Views: 33780

Re: Musk, Twitter News and Discussion Thread

Here is an interesting youtube video of a former Twitter employee who I assume was one of the ones who Musk fired his first day in office, as opposed to one of the ones who quit. It really goes to show that the "grass isnt always greener" directed to those who quit. It really seems they wi...

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by FLYFIRSTCLASS
Sun Nov 20, 2022 10:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Fleet Thread - 2022
Replies: 294
Views: 64718

Re: American Airlines Fleet Thread - 2022

I don't think so. It last flew 2 weeks ago DFW to TUL, so... it's most likely undergoing maintenance. Ok, RZ jets reports it as being a "former" airplane. Wonder how they get their information? They typically make their guesses based on what they see unless someone provides them concrete ...

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by FLYFIRSTCLASS
Sun Nov 20, 2022 6:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Fleet Thread - 2022
Replies: 294
Views: 64718

Re: American Airlines Fleet Thread - 2022

What really surprised me is AA has already retired one of their 777-200's? N780AN fleet number 7AL, has been retired? I don't think so. It last flew 2 weeks ago DFW to TUL, so... it's most likely undergoing maintenance. Ok, RZ jets reports it as being a "former" airplane. Wonder how they ...

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by FLYFIRSTCLASS
Sun Nov 20, 2022 4:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Fleet Thread - 2022
Replies: 294
Views: 64718

Re: American Airlines Fleet Thread - 2022

flyaa757 wrote:
When do Max deliveries start again?


Not sure when, I was looking on RZ jets and it shows no more Max scheduled but I know thats not correct.

What really surprised me is AA has already retired one of their 777-200's? N780AN fleet number 7AL, has been retired?

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by FLYFIRSTCLASS
Sun Nov 20, 2022 4:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Fleet Thread - 2022
Replies: 294
Views: 64718

Re: American Airlines Fleet Thread - 2022

Here is an interesting article about cost to repaint an Airliner. "In a Wall Street Journal article, Tom Horton from American Airlines quotes a re-paint cost of $100,000 to $200,000 for a Boeing 777 (depending on complexity), and around $50,000 for an Airbus A320 aircraft." https://simple...

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by FLYFIRSTCLASS
Sun Nov 20, 2022 3:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Fleet Thread - 2022
Replies: 294
Views: 64718

Re: American Airlines Fleet Thread - 2022

When are the retro jets due for a repaint? Any chance they will wake up and actually paint the LAA ones white and not that hideous grey? No reason to use Grey when the US ones are white. I believe that a full re-paint is part of a heavy C check, so whenever they go in for the heavy C, thats when th...

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by FLYFIRSTCLASS
Sun Nov 20, 2022 2:36 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Delta to put time limits for being in lounge
Replies: 8
Views: 2705

Delta to put time limits for being in lounge

https://news.yahoo.com/delta-amex-airli ... 12765.html
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Delta is putting a time limit that passengers can remain in the lounge. Capped at 3 hours.

https://news.yahoo.com/delta-amex-airli ... 12765.html

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by FLYFIRSTCLASS
Sat Nov 19, 2022 11:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA Has Begun Terminal Move at JFK, More Airlines To Follow
Replies: 95
Views: 22177

Re: BA Has Begun Terminal Move at JFK, More Airlines To Follow

T8 at JFK has been very underused since it was completed, this will make much more use of the facilities. Probably be a significant savings for all OW to be under one roof. Also make for cool photo ops!

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by FLYFIRSTCLASS
Sat Nov 19, 2022 9:33 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: January 6 Committee public presentations and hearings
Replies: 577
Views: 36483

Re: January 6 Committee public presentations and hearings

The Jan 6 committee is pretty much a done deal, I don't think they have any more meetings planned there are no plans to press charges as the entire case is based on hearsay and circumstantial testimony.

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by FLYFIRSTCLASS
Sat Nov 19, 2022 1:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is BOS an AA hub?
Replies: 41
Views: 9468

Re: Is BOS an AA hub?

It's not a hub, nor is it a "AA focus city" However, with the B6 NEA I would classify it as a large important station. If it was all AA metal it would qualify as a focus city for sure.

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by FLYFIRSTCLASS
Fri Nov 18, 2022 4:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Two Delta Air Lines Flight Attendants Facing Felony Charges For Drug Trafficking
Replies: 57
Views: 9972

Re: Two Delta Air Lines Flight Attendants Facing Felony Charges For Drug Trafficking

Prost wrote:
In order to get high you must keep climbing.



"Delta Airlines, we fly higher"

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by FLYFIRSTCLASS
Fri Nov 18, 2022 4:22 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Musk, Twitter News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 581
Views: 33780

Re: Musk, Twitter News and Discussion Thread

True, but Twitter is a pretty powerful social media tool so he can have a ton of influence on who gets in. Twitter will not go away. He has a few options. Zuckerburg just cut 10,000 jobs just down the street in Menlo Park, I am sure many of those people would love to have a job at Twitter. He can m...

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by FLYFIRSTCLASS
Fri Nov 18, 2022 3:53 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Musk, Twitter News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 581
Views: 33780

Re: Musk, Twitter News and Discussion Thread

The difference between Tesla and Twitter is Tesla was one of the first movers in their realm and they offer a physical product (shoddily built but whatever, that hasn't stopped other auto manufacturers from doing well) that has taken time for competitors to replicate. At least Musky can't run for P...

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by FLYFIRSTCLASS
Fri Nov 18, 2022 3:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Two Delta Air Lines Flight Attendants Facing Felony Charges For Drug Trafficking
Replies: 57
Views: 9972

Re: Two Delta Air Lines Flight Attendants Facing Felony Charges For Drug Trafficking

Their lives are pretty much over Agreed, even if they beat the charges and get them dropped (unlikely) they are toast. Given the wide spread media coverage a simple "google search" of their names will likely discourage anyone from ever hiring them again. If anyone calls Delta for a refere...

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by FLYFIRSTCLASS
Fri Nov 18, 2022 1:24 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Updated: Disney Cruise Line will soon own one of the world's biggest cruise ships after surprise purchase
Replies: 37
Views: 3487

Re: Worlds largest newest cruise ship to be scrapped before maiden voyage

https://thepointsguy.com/news/disney-cr ... bal-dream/
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Looks like she found a home and will not be scrapped! Have yet to define a layout but she is a big ship... Perhaps something like

1500 First Class
2000 Business Class
1000 Premium Economy
5500 Coach Class

https://thepointsguy.com/news/disney-cr ... bal-dream/

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by FLYFIRSTCLASS
Thu Nov 17, 2022 4:37 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: DeSantis or Trump for Republicans
Replies: 113
Views: 6566

Re: DeSantis or Trump for Republicans

No. It would be a landslide for the Democrats because then their candidate would get a plurality of the vote. If the GOP wants to win this election, then they need to very quickly put to rest this fantasy of having the House decide an election as being a primary strategy. Didn't work very well last...

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by FLYFIRSTCLASS
Thu Nov 17, 2022 4:12 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: DeSantis or Trump for Republicans
Replies: 113
Views: 6566

Re: DeSantis or Trump for Republicans

Best case scenario, GOP picks De Santis as their presidential candidate, Trump still runs as an independent and splits the Republican voters, so neither he or De Santis then have enough voters to get either of them in to the White House!! That could cause a NO ONE gets to 270 electoral votes. Then ...

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by FLYFIRSTCLASS
Thu Nov 17, 2022 4:01 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: DeSantis or Trump for Republicans
Replies: 113
Views: 6566

Re: DeSantis or Trump for Republicans

Best case scenario, GOP picks De Santis as their presidential candidate, Trump still runs as an independent and splits the Republican voters, so neither he or De Santis then have enough voters to get either of them in to the White House!! That could cause a NO ONE gets to 270 electoral votes. Then ...

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by FLYFIRSTCLASS
Wed Nov 16, 2022 4:22 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: DeSantis or Trump for Republicans
Replies: 113
Views: 6566

Re: DeSantis or Trump for Republicans

Obviously the republican dream ticket would be a Trump/DeSantis then DeSantis could just slide in for 2028 and 2032. Marjorie Taylor Green would make an excellent speaker of the house since she can never shut up.

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by FLYFIRSTCLASS
Tue Nov 15, 2022 3:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airlines that have model numbers on aircraft
Replies: 49
Views: 6986

Re: Airlines that have model numbers on aircraft

Before the American Airlines "Luxury Liners" they were know as "Astrojets"

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