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by Flighty
Tue Jan 15, 2019 6:43 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Steve King removed from committees due to white supremacist comments
Replies: 59
Views: 3743

Re: Steve King removed from committees due to white supremacist comments

I dunno. There is a correct point to be made that all cultures are valuable, including the cultures that King's ancestors came from. I think if we limit to that statement, that "western civilization" is not a term that should legitimately offend anyone, that is fine. If he is going further...

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by Flighty
Tue Jan 15, 2019 6:21 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Change my mind: make Trump look loveable
Replies: 26
Views: 1569

Re: Change my mind: make Trump look loveable

if his family had lifted a finger and cooked for the guest, then maybe he would have the average person thinking twice about him and his family but, he ordered from McDonald's because he's footing the bill. How is that lovable? I do not think Trump or first lady know how to cook. But Ivanka probabl...

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by Flighty
Tue Jan 15, 2019 4:50 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Change my mind: make Trump look loveable
Replies: 26
Views: 1569

Re: Change my mind: make Trump look loveable

I think he has accurately said that the American people should decide who is president, not the 2% bicoastal elite. The cool people hate him for this. He also accurately said that the President has vast powers. He does not "need to learn from his advisors / let them run policy." Instead he...

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by Flighty
Tue Jan 15, 2019 5:00 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: How have autopilots evolved over the decades?
Replies: 32
Views: 3449

Re: How have autopilots evolved over the decades?

How about the final analog jets, DC-10, L-1011? Did their autopilot connect to navigation? I imagine them being advanced but no idea. Thx

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by Flighty
Tue Jan 15, 2019 2:40 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why didn’t AA try a separate low fare operation ?
Replies: 73
Views: 7773

Re: Why didn’t AA try a separate low fare operation ?

I thought the correct answer is that it’s because it’s a dumb idea and has never been successful in the US. Do you think Basic Economy is a good idea or will be successful? Specifically I was referring to a separate low cost airline within an airline not working in the US. I believe that Basic Econ...

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by Flighty
Tue Jan 15, 2019 12:59 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 18 y/o Saudi girl in BKK arrested and in danger to get send back and face death penalty
Replies: 156
Views: 12140

Re: 18 y/o Saudi girl in BKK arrested and in danger to get send back and face death penalty

The Minister for Foreign Affairs in Canada reported she had welcomed the young Saudi woman into Canada at the weekend. Our PM Justin loves his tweets and photo opportunities! I agree with other posters that it is surprising if you are genuinely in fear of being deported back to "certain death&...

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by Flighty
Mon Jan 14, 2019 8:09 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why didn’t AA try a separate low fare operation ?
Replies: 73
Views: 7773

Re: Why didn’t AA try a separate low fare operation ?

Actually, I'd say the opposite is true. Much of the Song experience -- leather seats, seat-back TVs, refreshed interiors, complimentary snack items, buy-on-board meals, zone boarding, etc. -- ended up being adopted as the DL mainline experience. Compared to flying in Y on DL, Song was hands-down a ...

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by Flighty
Mon Jan 14, 2019 3:31 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: US Politics: 2019 Right of Center Discussion Thread
Replies: 43
Views: 3608

Re: US Politics: 2019 Right of Center Discussion Thread

Yeah I think paternalism is a deep, deep issue and a logical flaw in the thinking of the mega-govt people. I went to a lecture on public housing in Chicago and the entire thinking is that the city government needs to be the center of people's lives, building parks, housing, clinics, food courts, etc...

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by Flighty
Mon Jan 14, 2019 3:18 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why didn’t AA try a separate low fare operation ?
Replies: 73
Views: 7773

Re: Why didn’t AA try a separate low fare operation ?

Without a commensurate labor deal, which AA wasn't going to get, those mini airlines were totally pointless. Let's see, you get diluted revenue (worse product) and a chunkier fleet that is harder to sub. All for the same high cost. Song was a shot at JetBlue (TV in seats) while others were more Sout...

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by Flighty
Sun Jan 13, 2019 9:24 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Breaking:F.B.I. Opened Inquiry Into Whether Trump Was Secretly Working on Behalf of Russia
Replies: 146
Views: 10759

Re: Breaking:F.B.I. Opened Inquiry Into Whether Trump Was Secretly Working on Behalf of Russia

I mean, the more time we ignore the clear influence and espionage operations active in the USA, by our most powerful and active adversary, the better, right? ... from the Chinese point of view..

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by Flighty
Sun Jan 13, 2019 9:02 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez: The It Girl
Replies: 253
Views: 18329

Re: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez: The It Girl

Yeah you know what has that effect, but to a greater benefit? Infrastructure. What you are describing is us lowly middle class being fed breadcrumbs. Trickle down is a failure, it was proven false before and it's being proven false again. When will people learn? What are you smoking? I tried to exp...

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by Flighty
Sun Jan 13, 2019 8:18 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez: The It Girl
Replies: 253
Views: 18329

Re: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez: The It Girl

Again this is something you made up in your head. Nobody is afraid of her. You say that, but your actions clearly speak otherwise. Just read what Flighty said. That's an old man that is threatened by her. I'm still going with the confused boner theory. They find her attractive but also see her as t...

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by Flighty
Sun Jan 13, 2019 1:30 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez: The It Girl
Replies: 253
Views: 18329

Re: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez: The It Girl

Exactly, it isn't correct to say she is a smart woman . She isn't really a woman . She is a late adolescent who shows low aptitude to understand how the world of adults works. I think kids are adorable and it's not her fault she doesn't know anything . She is basically saying "goo goo, ga ga.&...

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by Flighty
Sat Jan 12, 2019 11:34 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 18 y/o Saudi girl in BKK arrested and in danger to get send back and face death penalty
Replies: 156
Views: 12140

Re: 18 y/o Saudi girl in BKK arrested and in danger to get send back and face death penalty

Why so much panic over an 18 year old Saudi and why is she getting such priority asylum service? Beauty? Twitter? What about all the other asylum seekers? Good question. I think the fact she is a nice looking young woman from Saudi ticks a lot of boxes. Saudi Arabia is a powerful state that oppress...

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by Flighty
Sat Jan 12, 2019 11:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why is SQ non-stop flying to EWR and not JFK like the other flight via FRA?
Replies: 75
Views: 15461

Re: Why is SQ flying to EWR and not JFK?

The simplest reason, and best reason that comes to mind is that UAL operates a Star Alliance hub at EWR that can be used to feed the SQ flight. When the EWR nonstop service was first announced, SQ had a road show in the terminal at LGA (!) with their business class seat and some "flight attenda...

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by Flighty
Sat Jan 12, 2019 10:15 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez: The It Girl
Replies: 253
Views: 18329

Re: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez: The It Girl

[ .you left out the how the death of children in their kiddy camps dying. Drama much? I wonder how anyone can take you seriously but keep up the fight it will be good to watch the DNC scramble to control this person as she just puts her foot in her mouth every 5 mins. Just remember her answer as to...

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by Flighty
Sat Jan 12, 2019 7:41 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Breaking:F.B.I. Opened Inquiry Into Whether Trump Was Secretly Working on Behalf of Russia
Replies: 146
Views: 10759

Re: Breaking:F.B.I. Opened Inquiry Into Whether Trump Was Secretly Working on Behalf of Russia

Exhausted with the rights constant attacks on Obama. They’re obsessed with the past and blame democratic presidents from Obama to Carter for their own failures. I’d bet in 2119, god forbid they’re still around, they’ll be ranting about the horrible black president that destroyed Amurrrica — Gods ch...

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by Flighty
Sat Jan 12, 2019 7:23 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Breaking:F.B.I. Opened Inquiry Into Whether Trump Was Secretly Working on Behalf of Russia
Replies: 146
Views: 10759

Re: Breaking:F.B.I. Opened Inquiry Into Whether Trump Was Secretly Working on Behalf of Russia

This tweet didn't age well. So much losing! https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Dwrr_PmU0AIlcps.jpg Today's statement ... https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DwrQb0-X4AAhWnR.jpg Exhausted with the rights constant attacks on Obama. They’re obsessed with the past and blame democratic presidents from Obama to Carter ...

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by Flighty
Fri Jan 11, 2019 7:27 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez: The It Girl
Replies: 253
Views: 18329

Re: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez: The It Girl

I am legitimately pleasantly surprised someone diagnosed Venezuela correctly for once. When I worked for the airlines, I had a roommate who was a Venezuelan doctor finishing his training. His entire family left Venezuela around that time because of Chavez being too crazy (this was 15 years ago). So...

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by Flighty
Fri Jan 11, 2019 7:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The first Airbus A320 to break the 30-year in service mark
Replies: 81
Views: 18762

Re: A first Airbus A320 broke through the 30-year into service mark

The feeling among "experts" (like us) was that this "disposable French airplane would never last as long as a Boeing". Indeed! I read a very old topic on airliners.net some times ago. Almost all posters were saying that A300 and A320 were built to serve around 20 years, at a max...

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by Flighty
Fri Jan 11, 2019 5:59 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez: The It Girl
Replies: 253
Views: 18329

Re: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez: The It Girl

At first I was unimpressed with her and her victory in a blue district, but after conservatives have been hitting at her only to be smacked back by her, I gotta say I enjoy a good show. Still don't agree with many of her ideas (yes, there is such a thing as too liberal for a person), but I like the...

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by Flighty
Fri Jan 11, 2019 5:11 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Another thread for Mercedes (classic) car owners.
Replies: 13
Views: 1535

Re: Another thread for Mercedes (classic) car owners.

The little vents on the turbodiesel W124 are racy. Quite rare to see in the US. I saw one in Long Island City last year. I saw a nice gasoline W124 in my area for $3200 last year and regret not buying it. It is an antique now, and still a great Benz. The few nice ones available are worth saving. Whe...

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by Flighty
Thu Jan 10, 2019 11:03 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez: The It Girl
Replies: 253
Views: 18329

Re: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez: The It Girl

She is a good looking woman and her bone structure, hairdo and clothes seem very effective in her work. I really hesitate to discuss things other than her appearance because I don't think they are significant - her main qualification is her looks. But in terms of knowledge and politics, she is absol...

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by Flighty
Thu Jan 10, 2019 3:14 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brake linings vs. "lines"
Replies: 56
Views: 2133

Re: Brake linings vs. "lines"

Batteries actually like cold weather states far more than hot weather states. The place batteries hate is Arizona. It cooks them. Brake pads for a 2012 Toyota cost about $32 for aftermarket or $52 shipped for factory OEM brake pads (at least that is what they say on Ebay). $400 includes about $350 i...

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by Flighty
Thu Jan 10, 2019 12:25 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Richest Person in the world Divorcing
Replies: 71
Views: 3757

Re: Richest Person in the world Divorcing

I am worried about their poor children. I sure hope they won't go without the things every child needs. Like a giant, golden castle on a mountain of rubies with its own delta force and cryogenic crypt.

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by Flighty
Wed Jan 09, 2019 11:02 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Dead or dying fashion brands still popular outside your home country
Replies: 61
Views: 4266

Re: Dead or dying fashion brands still popular outside your home country

BestWestern wrote:
Playboy clothes are big in third tier Chinese cities.

Pierre Cardain is big in East Africa.


Which makes you what... a 727 freighter pilot? Il-76?... interesting information and correct afaik, just wondering how you keep up with the nether regions of the international Wild West.

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by Flighty
Wed Jan 09, 2019 10:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Extends A220 order book to 90 aircraft
Replies: 113
Views: 24085

Re: Delta Extends A220 order book to 90 aircraft

musman9853 wrote:
so much for BBD's argument that the cseries wasnt a 737max7 competitor lol


It obviously is. Delta has plenty of jobs that simply cannot fill 160 seats. So they need tools for that. The one you mentioned does not compete well.

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by Flighty
Wed Jan 09, 2019 10:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: United adding gates at CLT
Replies: 111
Views: 12409

Re: Rumor: United adding gates at CLT

UA likely has some frequent flyers in the CLT market since both UA and US were in Star Alliance prior to the AA-US merger. While I do not expect UA to add nonstop service to any non-UA hub destinations from CLT, I could see UA adding CLT-SFO nonstop service since (a) AA is currently the only airlin...

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by Flighty
Tue Jan 08, 2019 8:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue does it need to be saved from its management?
Replies: 250
Views: 28205

Re: JetBlue does it need to be saved from its management?

First, even though I hate it...it's just a matter of time till they merge with AS. I wouldn't be surprised if it was announced 4Q 2019. I think B6 suffers from the same problem that Frontier (2000-2008, and arguably to 2012) suffered from. A desperate inferiority complex about being an LCC and an i...

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by Flighty
Tue Jan 08, 2019 10:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UPDATED: AA drops ORD-PEK/PVG, reduces NRT
Replies: 685
Views: 113783

Re: UPDATED: AA drops ORD-PEK/PVG, reduces NRT

Does anyone think the Chinese government and by extension carriers are trying to drive all US carriers out of China? The market itself is doing that. There is not a lot of high fare traffic to China. There was a lot of 1990s era competitive jockeying to be The “winner” in China. In some businesses ...

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by Flighty
Tue Jan 08, 2019 10:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIA tells cabin crew to lose weight or be grounded
Replies: 35
Views: 5095

Re: PIA tells cabin crew to lose weight or be grounded

I rode a Delta A321 over the weekend. I think the captain looked about 34 (not older but maybe younger) You sure the "captain" wasn't a jumpseating regional guy or an FO? A relative of mine is a DL 320 Captain who just made the jump a year ago with 20 years seniority and he's on reserve. ...

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by Flighty
Mon Jan 07, 2019 9:20 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Winter Park
Replies: 2
Views: 559

Re: Winter Park

College friend used to have a condo there. What we did there is we went skiing. I can remember riding the airport shuttle there with a mid 40s snowboarder who spoke about "rocking the Halen" in the 1980s. Legend has it that he did rock the Halen.

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by Flighty
Mon Jan 07, 2019 9:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIA tells cabin crew to lose weight or be grounded
Replies: 35
Views: 5095

Re: PIA tells cabin crew to lose weight or be grounded

I think US cabin crew are much, much more fit than average US adults. But maybe there are exceptions. As I get older and crews get more junior, I think the "grandma" stereotype has become fairly outdated. At least on domestic runs. After 9/11, crews were quite senior as an artifact of the ...

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by Flighty
Mon Jan 07, 2019 7:40 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 18 y/o Saudi girl in BKK arrested and in danger to get send back and face death penalty
Replies: 156
Views: 12140

Re: 18 y/o Saudi girl in BKK arrested and in danger to get send back and face death penalty

A3801000 wrote:
Her dad has arrived, doesn't look like he flew scheduled ;)
But she is happy she is with UN and has her passport back.


That is beautiful! Deja vu!

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by Flighty
Mon Jan 07, 2019 6:32 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Der Spiegel - "Institutional Bias"
Replies: 75
Views: 5638

Re: Der Spiegel - "Institutional Bias"

An interesting op/ed in today's Federalist about the Der Speigel debacle: http://thefederalist.com/2019/01/04/americas-scornful-elites-helped-one-worst-media-liars-ever/ Well to be fair, there is no substance in that editorial, but it is true that American elites say middle class / middle American ...

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by Flighty
Mon Jan 07, 2019 6:20 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 18 y/o Saudi girl in BKK arrested and in danger to get send back and face death penalty
Replies: 156
Views: 12140

Re: 18 y/o Saudi girl in BKK arrested and in danger to get send back and face death penalty

Haha I like a girl that shows some attitude. Good for her. She wisely reached out to social media. Obviously she made an impact. Hopefully she will be ok.

Edit: It is now creeping up the New York Times. The people who run things are going to take care of this girl. Good.

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by Flighty
Sat Jan 05, 2019 11:27 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Sinking US aircraft carriers will resolve tension in South China Sea, says Chinese admiral
Replies: 112
Views: 7082

Re: Sinking US aircraft carriers will resolve tension in South China Sea, says Chinese admiral

And the funniest of all - all this might could not even impress North Korea earlier this year; quite the opposite in fact. As luck would have it, impressing hostile countries isn't what counts in warfare. It's easy to sink a carrier. It's what happens next where things get interesting. Generally sp...

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by Flighty
Sat Jan 05, 2019 10:08 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Sinking US aircraft carriers will resolve tension in South China Sea, says Chinese admiral
Replies: 112
Views: 7082

Re: Sinking US aircraft carriers will resolve tension in South China Sea, says Chinese admiral

Hirohito followed this path and ignored the advice of his brilliant Admiral Yamamoto. That did not work out so well for either of them, for their nation or their people. Never underestimate the power, determination and will of the United States. We may be a deeply flawed nation and a deeply flawed ...

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by Flighty
Fri Jan 04, 2019 11:53 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Shutdown Part 2 - reasons, effects and details
Replies: 1199
Views: 46670

Re: The Shutdown Part 2 - reasons, effects and details

So far, this is playing into Trump's hands. This is happening on his terms and he will be in office anywhere from 2 to 6 more years. I would much rather see legislators shout and bicker at the president, and vice versa,than see the US start a war. There is nothing wrong with vitriolic argument. We a...

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by Flighty
Fri Jan 04, 2019 9:20 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Sinking US aircraft carriers will resolve tension in South China Sea, says Chinese admiral
Replies: 112
Views: 7082

Re: Sinking US aircraft carriers will resolve tension in South China Sea, says Chinese admiral

Sinking US aircraft carriers will resolve tension in South China Sea, says Chinese admiral Well he couldn't be more right, because if they sink an aircraft carrier of ours China is going to be obliterated that same day. It’s not going to stay like that for long. The Chinese Navy is outbuilding the ...

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by Flighty
Fri Jan 04, 2019 6:12 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Sinking US aircraft carriers will resolve tension in South China Sea, says Chinese admiral
Replies: 112
Views: 7082

Re: Sinking US aircraft carriers will resolve tension in South China Sea, says Chinese admiral

And the Chinese just starting their computers and loggin in the US systems and press <Ctrl>+<Alr>+<Del>. And the Americans fire up all their systems filled with Chinese made chips and components...... :hot: :melting: :checkeredflag: I hate to say it but this is something that Clinton and Bush allow...

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by Flighty
Thu Jan 03, 2019 1:08 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Shutdown Part 2 - reasons, effects and details
Replies: 1199
Views: 46670

Re: The Shutdown Part 2 - reasons, effects and details

What's the shutdown about? It's about a president flailing to stir up his base to distract them from the fact that his administration is in a nosedive and about to hit the ground, at this point. I'm a little surprised anyone is still sticking their neck out to defend him. God knows how long this wi...

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by Flighty
Thu Jan 03, 2019 12:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Minneapolis Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 166
Views: 20219

Re: Minneapolis Aviation Thread - 2019

When did B6 cut back their MSP-BOS frequencies from 3 daily flights to 2 daily flights? Just checked Flightaware and other online sources and I was surprised to see only 2 daily flights including 1 flight using an E-190 aircraft. Didn't they start their MSP service with 3 daily A320 flights to BOS?...

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by Flighty
Wed Jan 02, 2019 8:21 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Sunburns - What is the best medicine to use?
Replies: 38
Views: 2190

Re: Sunburns - What is the best medicine to use?

When I was younger I did not fully understand how damaging the sun really is. Many people think they are "aging" when in fact, they are just sun damaged. Most important solution is, do not get sunburned. Best wishes.

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by Flighty
Tue Jan 01, 2019 5:59 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Democratic Candidates for 2020
Replies: 159
Views: 8452

Re: Democratic Candidates for 2020

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-45866168 Regarding Elizabeth Warren and Native American ancestory. No family tree. The average white person in US has more. Biased, hired science advocate merely confirmed this. She identified as Native in order to supercharge her career, which it did. She...

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by Flighty
Tue Jan 01, 2019 4:44 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Democratic Candidates for 2020
Replies: 159
Views: 8452

Re: Democratic Candidates for 2020

I think Warren is very talented and she has aired this Native American thing intentionally. Next time Trump calls her Pocohontas, she should just say “is that all you got?” And she should step up and own the fact she is a fake Native American. Nobody’s perfect. She faked being an Indian, it kind of ...

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by Flighty
Mon Dec 31, 2018 3:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How is the A350 performing for DL
Replies: 261
Views: 55223

Re: How is the A350 performing for DL

My friend works for DL in the ATL flight planning/dispatch department and he say’s his department is disappointed in the A350 payload ability with it being frequently weight restricted. He tells me that on flights such as DTW-PVG/PEK it often can’t take a full load of passengers and cargo. So if th...

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by Flighty
Mon Dec 31, 2018 2:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How is the A350 performing for DL
Replies: 261
Views: 55223

Re: How is the A350 performing for DL

I know they must be saving a ton on fuel. I was flying JFK-NRT-MNL on the 744 we had to return to the gate to top off with fuel because we taxied too long and we couldnt make it to NRT with the fuel on board. This is really the main point. As the big 3 (and other global majors) induct lots of these...

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by Flighty
Mon Dec 31, 2018 2:20 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Migraines
Replies: 29
Views: 2017

Re: Migraines

CJ, my family gets them, particularly a grandfather who was debilitated by them. So he set up a work situation that tolerated the issue. They subsided as he got past 40-50. I’ll say this, a couple of my friends had chronic pain issues (healthy young men like yourself) and they got deep into drugs be...

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