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by Jetsgo
Wed Aug 28, 2019 12:13 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Empire State Building Admission Fee
Replies: 47
Views: 3105

Re: Empire State Building Admission Fee

If the market bares $38, than that’s the price. You yourself said it’s expensive, but worth it. If $18 is the difference between a low-middle class New Yorker visiting the building or not, I would hope they choose to spend that $18 on something more worthwhile for themselves. Of course you’re always...

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by Jetsgo
Tue May 21, 2019 3:31 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Iran Threat Thread
Replies: 175
Views: 10981

Re: The Iran Threat Thread

Can anyone here give a non-partisan and factual readers digest version of the past 30 days? I’m just not buying into the hysteria from either side. Iran doesn’t seem to be a threat and Trump himself doesn’t seem to want a war. So who’s being played?

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by Jetsgo
Wed Feb 13, 2019 11:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL Flight Diverted to RNO After Severe Turbulence
Replies: 1
Views: 952

DL Flight Diverted to RNO After Severe Turbulence

A Delta Air Lines flight en route from California to Washington was forced to make an emergency landing in Reno on Wednesday after five passengers were injured due to severe turbulence. The flight touched down in Reno about an hour and a half ago, according to Reno-Tahoe International Airport spoke...

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by Jetsgo
Tue Jan 22, 2019 5:09 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: MAGA-Clad Teens Harass and Mock Native American Vet
Replies: 265
Views: 13376

Re: MAGA-Clad Teens Harass and Mock Native American Vet

Are you trying to say that you're not really a fascist but that you don't like Hillary? Would that be considered an acceptable stance? Talk about embarrassments, take a gander at the piece of shit we have for a president. Blame the DNC for pushing through Hillary. You don’t get a POS like Trump wit...

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by Jetsgo
Tue Jan 22, 2019 1:29 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: MAGA-Clad Teens Harass and Mock Native American Vet
Replies: 265
Views: 13376

Re: MAGA-Clad Teens Harass and Mock Native American Vet

KICT wrote:
Jetsgo wrote:
This thread is exactly why Trump will win in 2020.

Did you sleep through the entire month of November 2018?


Not following you here. Did I miss something that completely negates what an embarrassment the DNC and left continues to be?

2020 will be another Democrats loss, not a Trump win.

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by Jetsgo
Tue Jan 22, 2019 1:04 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: MAGA-Clad Teens Harass and Mock Native American Vet
Replies: 265
Views: 13376

Re: MAGA-Clad Teens Harass and Mock Native American Vet

This thread is exactly why Trump will win in 2020. The left is downright embarrassing.

...and no I’m not a Trump supporter and I wouldn’t be caught dead in a MAGA hat.

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by Jetsgo
Wed Nov 07, 2018 1:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pan Am European Ops
Replies: 53
Views: 6772

Re: Pan Am European Ops

There’s tons of info right here on A.net, no reason to start another thread. Why is it that some topics are allowed to come up over and over without snark, yet others (like this) get shot down? Just because someone discussed it in a thread 8 years ago, does that mean that another thread can't be st...

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by Jetsgo
Sun Jun 03, 2018 3:57 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: How Long Have You Been On A.net?
Replies: 81
Views: 3560

Re: How Long Have You Been On A.net?

I opened my first account 18 years ago this month after learning about A.net from my seat mate flying SFO-LIH in early June 2000. Three years later in July 2003 I paid the $25 or so to create a premium account. Never had First Class Membership. KROC, LHMark, MattD, Mirrodie(sp?), Superfly... we all ...

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by Jetsgo
Wed May 16, 2018 4:42 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Ramp Maintenance
Replies: 10
Views: 1232

Re: Ramp Maintenance

Sounds like apu servicing to me also. All sorts of work can get done outside. I've done a lot of 'A' checks outside on remote ramp or even sitting at a overnight gate. That includes things like oil filter changes, gear lube, and even flight control lubes. I've seen entire engine changes done outsid...

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by Jetsgo
Wed May 16, 2018 4:16 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Little Things That Bother You A Lot
Replies: 127
Views: 3863

Re: Little Things That Bother You A Lot

seb146 wrote:
the check out line.


How about self check out lines. Sometimes I can’t tell who’s dumber, the user or the machine. Just typing “unexpected item in bagging area” triggers an unnecessary level of PTSD for me.

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by Jetsgo
Fri May 11, 2018 5:04 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: You cannot deny that America would be infinitely better off if Hillary won
Replies: 202
Views: 8168

Re: You cannot deny that America would be infinitely better off if Hillary won

Curious how those who refer to Trump as orange would react towards those who refer to Obama as black... in the same negative fashion of course. Asking for a friend.

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by Jetsgo
Thu May 10, 2018 3:01 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump announces North Korea frees 3 prisoners
Replies: 189
Views: 5266

Re: Trump announces North Korea frees 3 prisoners

There was a time when the negotiated release of hostages could be a common cause, and worthy of praise no matter on which side of the political spectrum one sits. Apparently no longer. There was a time when the US didn't negotiate with terrorists, much less make unilateral concessions to them. Appa...

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by Jetsgo
Sun May 06, 2018 2:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SMF Roaring Out of the Gate in 2018
Replies: 219
Views: 29776

Re: SMF Roaring Out of the Gate in 2018

Disappointed to hear of the downguage to an A321. We’re flying HA SMF-HNL in January and were excited for the upguage to an A330. I had no idea this was temporary. Looking forward to what WN has in store for SMF-Hawaii.

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by Jetsgo
Thu Apr 19, 2018 10:21 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: CNN: Barbara Bush Dead at 92
Replies: 62
Views: 2617

Re: CNN: Barbara Bush Dead at 92

Notice only texdravid is being condemned, yet DLFREEBIRD got a free pass because his view is conforming.

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by Jetsgo
Tue Apr 10, 2018 1:14 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Why is Kia making a 60,000 luxury sedan ?
Replies: 30
Views: 1456

Re: Why is Kia making a 60,000 luxury sedan ?

Why did Toyota launch Lexus and the LS400 in 1989? The Koreans have to start somewhere and so far Hyundai and Genesis aren’t fully there. I’d wager this is another dart at the board to see what sticks with consumers.

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by Jetsgo
Sun Feb 18, 2018 3:58 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Florida shooting - Europe should set an example to the USA
Replies: 463
Views: 11937

Re: Florida shooting - Europe should set an example to the USA

...and this thread is yet another example of why the US will never be able make any meaningful change. The problem at hand is more complex than “ban guns” and “but but 2A says“ and requires a deeper level of intellectual discussion than most American’s are willing engage in. Sad state of affairs rea...

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by Jetsgo
Thu Feb 08, 2018 3:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumored Frontier New Service
Replies: 185
Views: 19156

Re: Rumored Frontier New Service

Perhaps someone who’s more savvy can help me with RNO? I tried what Midwestindy suggested and while it shows more destinations, everything still routes through DEN on the same limited flights.

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by Jetsgo
Thu Feb 08, 2018 2:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumored Frontier New Service
Replies: 185
Views: 19156

Re: Rumored Frontier New Service

As mentioned earlier, RNO is sharing on social media platforms there will be a “big announcement” tomorrow. The last time they did this, it was to announce inaugural F9 service to DEN. Given today’s announcement and my excitement for a possible HA A321 (hey we can all dream right), I can’t see mysel...

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by Jetsgo
Wed Feb 07, 2018 4:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Feasibility of airlines operating into 2 airports in same metro area.
Replies: 84
Views: 8600

Re: Feasibility of airlines operating into 2 airports in same metro area.

BA has nonstop flights from London to SFO/OAK/SJC.

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by Jetsgo
Thu Dec 14, 2017 3:50 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Dec.18 the ELD mandate for US truckers
Replies: 27
Views: 1927

Re: Dec.18 the ELD mandate for US truckers

I work for a nationwide truck leasing organization and we keep hearing from our customers that due the ELD mandate, they’re expecting their tractor utilization to fall by roughly 30%. Straight trucks will fair better, but it’s important to remember ELD’s will be required in any commercial vehicle in...

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by Jetsgo
Sat Dec 02, 2017 7:44 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Net Neutrality
Replies: 60
Views: 3305

Re: Net Neutrality

I don't recall the internet being any different 24 months ago when net neutrality passed. It was a solution in search of a problem. What's changed? Should a personal hobby weather monitor have equal access as a PS4 streaming 4K?

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by Jetsgo
Sat Dec 02, 2017 5:37 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: ticket pricing to Hawaii
Replies: 6
Views: 892

Re: ticket pricing to Hawaii

Seems pretty high to me, but then again OR (especially MFR) could have a higher price point than CA. In October 2015, we flew OAK-OGG-OAK on HA for about $350rt/person booking nine months out.

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by Jetsgo
Sat Dec 02, 2017 1:16 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Kate Steinle shooting: illegal immigrant acquitted
Replies: 86
Views: 4757

Re: Kate Steinle shooting: illegal immigrant acquitted

That's exactly the point. The prosecution hung their case on the premise of premeditation which was easy for the defense to rebut. Had they focused on manslaughter they most likely would have gotten a guilty verdict. He was charged with involuntary manslaughter. It's one of the three charges he was...

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by Jetsgo
Sat Dec 02, 2017 1:02 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Kate Steinle shooting: illegal immigrant acquitted
Replies: 86
Views: 4757

Re: Kate Steinle shooting: illegal immigrant acquitted

It was prosecutor overreach.....Involuntary manslaughter should have been a slam dunk given the facts stipulated by the defense. Except involuntary manslaughter was one of the charges he was acquitted of... You claim that, in spite of the obvious fact that the reason he wasn't convicted of murder w...

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by Jetsgo
Fri Dec 01, 2017 5:45 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Kate Steinle shooting: illegal immigrant acquitted
Replies: 86
Views: 4757

Re: Kate Steinle shooting: illegal immigrant acquitted

My FB posting from a few hours ago... There was no voluntary manslaughter charge. Prosecutors had murder one, murder two, and involuntary manslaughter. The fact that a convicted felon in possession of a stolen firearm accidentally killed an innocent woman could not be convicted of involuntary mansla...

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by Jetsgo
Tue Nov 28, 2017 8:37 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: It works!
Replies: 11
Views: 972

Re: It works!

bhill wrote:
I miss Slamclick!


SlamClick, MattD, KROC, LHMark... this place is a shell of its former self.

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by Jetsgo
Sat Nov 25, 2017 6:52 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: teams/institutions with STATE names instead of CITY name
Replies: 17
Views: 735

Re: teams/institutions with STATE names instead of CITY name

California in particular is guilty of this which is ironic given the states size and diversity. The Angels are perhaps the worst offender having gone through four geographic name changes in the last 20 years despite having played at the same ballpark since 1966. Then there’s the Warriors, who while ...

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by Jetsgo
Sat Nov 25, 2017 5:30 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Big Sur scenic highway
Replies: 5
Views: 472

Re: Big Sur scenic highway

It's California, roads get fixed fast. Not to get too far off topic or be a me too kind of guy, but this is truly remarkable given how many things California can’t do. I remember back in 2007 when a portion of the 880 at the MacArthur Maze collapsed after a truck crash/fire and CalTrans had it rebu...

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by Jetsgo
Wed Oct 11, 2017 10:10 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Warning: Spanish Rental Car Company "Dickmanns" Is A Scam
Replies: 17
Views: 1435

Re: Warning: Spanish Rental Car Company "Dickmanns" Is A Scam

Birdwatching wrote:
Here's an update on this story:


Why isn't your credit card issuer going to bat for you? Didn't they tell you to give Dickmanns another chance to make this right? This should easily be disputed and refunded.

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by Jetsgo
Sat Oct 07, 2017 6:01 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Most-missed US Major
Replies: 68
Views: 6374

Re: Most-missed US Major

Northwest and Continental.

Northwest because the first flight I can remember was SFO-DTW in June 1993 aboard a DC-10. I will always have a soft spot for NW DC-10's.

Continental because... Work Hard. Flight Right.

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by Jetsgo
Mon Sep 04, 2017 11:33 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Berlin, where is good to eat.
Replies: 18
Views: 943

Re: Berlin, where is good to eat.

Currywurst! Yes! Check out Dom Curry across from Hilton Berlin. Very casual street food with standing tables, and of course beer.

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by Jetsgo
Thu Aug 17, 2017 4:38 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Classic British / French Jetliners - 1985/1987 trips
Replies: 56
Views: 16077

Re: Classic British / French Jetliners - 1985/1987 trips

Thank you so much for taking the time to post this trip report. Like some others have mentioned, I don't spend a lot of time in this forum, but this was totally worth it. Great pictures and great narratives of an era gone too soon. Thanks again.

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by Jetsgo
Tue Jul 18, 2017 2:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Significant System Wide Frontier Announcement Tuesday July 18th
Replies: 312
Views: 39251

Re: Significant System Wide Frontier Announcement Tuesday July 18th

Frontiers website now shows three times weekly service RNO-DEN and RNO-ATL beginning in November

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by Jetsgo
Wed May 10, 2017 5:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN Schedule Release 5/18/17 Predictions
Replies: 178
Views: 26153

Re: WN Schedule Release 5/18/17 Predictions

Is there any chance of seeing RNO-SFO in the near future? The UA monopoly and subsequent price gouging is fatiguing. WN currently operates RNO-OAK and will soon be starting RNO-SJC alongside QX.

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by Jetsgo
Fri Nov 25, 2016 6:53 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Are affordable V6 powered midsize cars going away?
Replies: 34
Views: 2566

Re: Are affordable V6 powered midsize cars going away?

I drive a Ford Fusion with the 2.0L Ecoboost and thoroughly enjoy the car except for the 22 MPG average. One benefit of a Turbo 4 over a V6 I haven't seen mentioned yet is power at elevation. HP Loss = (elevation x 0.03 x horsepower @ sea level)/1000. This does not apply to engines with turbos. For ...

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by Jetsgo
Thu Nov 10, 2016 4:59 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: President Obama's last act, pardon Clinton?
Replies: 47
Views: 2108

Re: President Obama's last act, pardon Clinton?

Honest question... wouldn't she have to be tried and convicted for Obama to issue a pardon? Could he just issue a blanket pardon covering any future indictments? Such a move would seem suspect.

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by Jetsgo
Sun Nov 06, 2016 5:18 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: KL Change From 77W to 744
Replies: 1
Views: 466

KL Change From 77W to 744

Flying home from Europe next June, we find ourselves on KL transiting through AMS (which I hear will be a dream compared to our outbound flight on AF through CDG). Originally when we booked our Y tickets, we selected preferred seats 17 ABC on board the 77W. Given how far out we are, I wasn't surpris...

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by Jetsgo
Thu Oct 13, 2016 2:11 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Moving services suggestions
Replies: 13
Views: 844

Re: Moving services suggestions

I work in the moving and transportation industry and consider myself to have vast experience working with people in similar scenarios. The first thing I will suggest is doing it yourself. Full service movers are disproportionately more expensive than doing it yourself. While you didn't specify how f...

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by Jetsgo
Mon Aug 29, 2016 4:35 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Colin Kaepernick Sitting For US National Anthem
Replies: 214
Views: 6655

Re: Colin Kaepernick Sitting For US National Anthem

As a life long 49er fan, this just irritates me. Not because he's rightfully standing up for what he believes in, but because he just sucks way too much to be this politically polarizing. Perhaps he'll pickup the playbook and learn a thing or two while sitting out the National Anthem... or try to fi...

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by Jetsgo
Sat Jun 11, 2016 5:41 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Etihad Cabin Bags Size Chaos At DFW
Replies: 14
Views: 6680

RE: Etihad Cabin Bags Size Chaos At DFW

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/747to380to787" class="quote" target="_blank">747to380to787</a> (<a href="#0" class="quote">Thread starter</a>):<br/><i>$300 to check in their ba...

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by Jetsgo
Wed May 04, 2016 1:24 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: USA Election Thread - Part 3
Replies: 269
Views: 7757

RE: USA Election Thread - Part 3

Trump and Sanders win <acronym title="MAT Macedonian Airlines (Greece)">IN</acronym>. Cruz drops out. I'd say we're one step closer to the seemingly inevitable, Trump vs Clinton. God help us. I can't imagine anyone voting for either of them because they actually like them, but because they feel that...

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by Jetsgo
Tue Apr 26, 2016 7:01 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Auto Club Thread
Replies: 4
Views: 6431

RE: Auto Club Thread

I have AAA Northern <acronym title="Air China">CA</acronym>, <acronym title="NWT Air (Canada)">NV</acronym>, and UT. My card starts with 429 as well, followed by the Club Code 005, followed by my actual Membership Number. My understanding is the very last number is for additional cards on your accou...

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by Jetsgo
Sun Apr 03, 2016 4:10 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Advice On Starting My Own Transportation Business?
Replies: 11
Views: 1474

RE: Advice On Starting My Own Transportation Business?

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/blueflyer" class="quote" target="_blank">blueflyer</a> (<a href="#9" class="quote">Reply 9</a>):<br/><i/></font></td></tr></table><table border=...

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by Jetsgo
Fri Apr 01, 2016 11:16 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Advice On Starting My Own Transportation Business?
Replies: 11
Views: 1474

RE: Advice On Starting My Own Transportation Business?

I manage a fleet of 600+ commercial vehicles across seven locations throughout Northern Nevada. I have quite a bit of experience with fleet and operations management. I can't tell you which industry specifically you should choose, but I'd be more than happy to answer what questions I can. Feel free ...

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by Jetsgo
Thu Mar 17, 2016 4:53 am
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Paulo Emanuele Banner Gone?
Replies: 7
Views: 1094

RE: Paulo Emanuele Banner Gone?

His presence here was brief and controversial at best.

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by Jetsgo
Wed Mar 16, 2016 5:18 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Best Hotels For Airport Views
Replies: 34
Views: 4409

RE: Best Hotels For Airport Views

Just about anything along Old Bayshore and Airport Blvd have great views of SFO. My favorite are the Westin and Marriott.

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by Jetsgo
Wed Feb 10, 2016 3:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How Can Comair Get The BA Livery So Wrong?
Replies: 57
Views: 23321

RE: How Can Comair Get The BA Livery So Wrong?

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/SKAirbus" class="quote" target="_blank">SKAirbus</a> (<a href="#0" class="quote">Thread starter</a>):<br/><i>So Wrong</i></font></td></tr></tabl...

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by Jetsgo
Tue Feb 09, 2016 2:06 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Cruise Ship Thread Part 3
Replies: 203
Views: 14669

RE: Cruise Ship Thread Part 3

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/DocLightning" class="quote" target="_blank">DocLightning</a> (<a href="#140" class="quote">Reply 140</a>):<br/><i/></font></td></tr></table> The...

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by Jetsgo
Mon Feb 01, 2016 8:47 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: First Time Uber X And XL User - Thanks!
Replies: 41
Views: 3626

RE: First Time Uber X And XL User - Thanks!

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/LAX772LR" class="quote" target="_blank">LAX772LR</a> (<a href="#1" class="quote">Reply 1</a>):<br/><i>Has it just now arrived in Texas</i></font...

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