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by jetwet1
Mon Mar 09, 2020 9:28 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Dow tops 28000
Replies: 211
Views: 7059

Re: Dow tops 28000

Just like how the 2001 post 9/11 sell off wasnt Bush's fault or the 2008 housing bubble crash wasn't Obama's, so too is this unrelated to anything Trump has done. Obama got sworn into office Jany 9th 2009, so you are correct, the housing crash in 2008 had nothing to do with Obama, that was was squa...

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by jetwet1
Mon Mar 09, 2020 1:59 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Dow tops 28000
Replies: 211
Views: 7059

Re: Dow tops 28000

May have a wait for the positive news, I'm sitting this one out, I just don't see a bottom right now, I may lose money from being late to any rebound, but this is going to be ugly.

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by jetwet1
Sat Mar 07, 2020 9:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: U.S. Air Rebranding to U.S. Airways
Replies: 289
Views: 35027

Re: U.S. Air Rebranding to U.S. Airways

The 330-300’s had 6 First Class seats, iirc lie flat and (at the time of delivery) were actually one of a kind at the time.. 9/11 changed all of that and they were eventually just sold as Envoy class or Chairman’s Preferred were upgraded. That was so long ago so forgive If I’m a little fuzzy. You a...

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by jetwet1
Sat Mar 07, 2020 9:36 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Tesla's quiet chip downgrade sparks anger in China
Replies: 32
Views: 1581

Re: Tesla's quiet chip downgrade sparks anger in China

So Tesla failed to disclose the fact that they built the cars with a previous generation chip and did not disclose that at a later date they would be retro fitting the correct chip.....

I would say they are screwed and the local laws will prevail.

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by jetwet1
Wed Mar 04, 2020 2:39 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Favorite Sci-fi/fantasy vessel
Replies: 34
Views: 1508

Re: Favorite Sci-fi/fantasy vessel

As a huge fan of the hitchhikers guide to the galaxy, I should choose the Heart of Gold. But I’m even more intregued by that ship with its Bistromathics drive. It’s a more interesting drive than the Heart of Gold’s improbability drive. https://hitchhikers.fandom.com/wiki/Bistromathics Which one tho...

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by jetwet1
Tue Mar 03, 2020 10:03 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Richard Anderson steps down, Atlas Air Chairman appointed as next Amtrak CEO
Replies: 51
Views: 4690

Re: Richard Anderson steps down, Atlas Air Chairman appointed as next Amtrak CEO

Richard is also 64. Maybe the guy just wants to retire and chill. He's earned it, I should think--what a career. But if he's still got the fire, I'm sure he'll have NO challenges finding a gig. He's proven adept at turnarounds. Hmmm, Harley-Davidson's CEO just stepped down and they need someone lik...

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by jetwet1
Sat Feb 29, 2020 7:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumour: Virgin Atlantic to announce W20 schedule with new routes
Replies: 193
Views: 38015

Re: Rumour: Virgin Atlantic to announce W20 schedule with new routes

Capetown, Tokyo, Vancouver, Toronto or Chicago are the obvious ones that spring to mind. Could just be more routes from MAN though. Chicago has been tried several times, it's controlled by AA & UA with huge frequencies in the market. Not going to happen. Toronto might work if Virgin could make ...

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by jetwet1
Sat Feb 29, 2020 1:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumour: Virgin Atlantic to announce W20 schedule with new routes
Replies: 193
Views: 38015

Re: Rumour: Virgin Atlantic to announce W20 schedule with new routes

MAH4546 wrote:

Surprised still no MAN-MIA. Especially with Virgin Cruises starting up soon.


Has there been any announcement on a partnership between VS and Virgin Cruises ?

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by jetwet1
Sat Feb 29, 2020 1:31 pm
Forum: Site Related
Topic: February threads being locked
Replies: 5
Views: 1550

February threads being locked

It's still February, one more day until march.

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by jetwet1
Fri Feb 28, 2020 1:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest adding 16 new gates in Denver, will be WN's largest city
Replies: 112
Views: 16182

Re: Southwest adding 16 new gates in Denver, will be WN's largest city

LAS seems vulnerable with so much ULCC competition there although a lot of it is very low frequency. WN move over 17 m people through Vegas each year, i don't see Vegas being vulnerable at all. I could see WN moving some connections to DEN/PHX, but I don't see WN taking an axe to LAS in any meaning...

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by jetwet1
Thu Feb 27, 2020 11:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Koryo is launching Macau
Replies: 29
Views: 9786

Re: Air Koryo is launching Macau

Casinos make the best money laundering fronts! Actually, casinos make for horrible money laundering fronts, sure you can wash a few thousand, but any more than that you will have issues, when you're talking about the amount a country like North Korea would want to wash a casino is the last place to...

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by jetwet1
Wed Feb 26, 2020 2:59 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Cruise Ship / Ocean Liner Thread - 2020
Replies: 455
Views: 36745

Re: Cruise Ship / Ocean Liner Thread - 2020

Thanks for the pictures. I actually looked at booking a 3 suites for my next birthday on a 5 night trip. It turned out that Virgin are either selling this ship out way ahead or they have totally bumped their head. It was less expensive to fly us and 2 other couples out to Tahiti and do a week on the...

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by jetwet1
Fri Feb 21, 2020 8:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will there ever been a new greenfield major airport in the USA?
Replies: 144
Views: 14748

Re: Will there ever been a new greenfield major airport in the USA?

I think the most realistic option would be Ivanpah as a 2nd to LAS. The BLM, FAA and Clark County re-opened feasibility studies in 2018. As this reply seems to be being ignored, yes, this is probably the most logical choice for the next major airport build, however, I don't think it will happen, bu...

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by jetwet1
Thu Feb 20, 2020 12:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM to get proper premium economy.
Replies: 24
Views: 5737

Re: KLM to get proper premium economy.

usdcaguy wrote:
I have yet to see a premium economy worth anywhere near the $1,000+ premium one would personally pay.


DY, though the food can range from great to amazingly bad, the seat itself is a winner.

BA/VS do a decent job as well.

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by jetwet1
Thu Feb 13, 2020 11:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France planes' names
Replies: 71
Views: 13239

Re: Air France planes' names

@AF Cabin Crew, Do you know the logic behind the naming? Any sort of convention? Surprised to not see Paris or Marseille but St Dennis or Clermont already?! I suppose they're going for a "Air France" vibe and not an "Air Paris" one Maybe have Paris on a widebody and have 20 narr...

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by jetwet1
Tue Feb 11, 2020 3:17 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: HS2 Gets Approved
Replies: 51
Views: 1925

Re: HS2 Gets Approved

26 years to run 120 miles of track...Why so long ?

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by jetwet1
Sun Feb 09, 2020 9:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New York to London - New Subsonic Flight Time Record
Replies: 100
Views: 19799

Re: New York to London - New Subsonic Flight Time Record

Question....As these flights landed way early, how does that work with the 6am "curfew", I know there are a limited number of slots before 6am, but do VS/BA have access to those?

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by jetwet1
Fri Feb 07, 2020 4:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways interested in flying US Domestic Routes
Replies: 159
Views: 21711

Re: British Airways interested in flying US Domestic Routes

Polot wrote:
US carriers already have 5th freedom rights out of LHR.


I just had that pop into my head as well, I can't think of any routes being operated now, but could the UK threaten to revoke those rights unless the US let's BA in ?

Not that that would persuade the US to open up.

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by jetwet1
Fri Feb 07, 2020 3:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways interested in flying US Domestic Routes
Replies: 159
Views: 21711

Re: British Airways interested in flying US Domestic Routes

There is no way this is happening, but, would BA use it's widebody aircraft for these flights or base narrowbodies over here ?

And can you imagine the look on the faces of the people booked in C/J when they see the Euro business cabin on the narrowbodies.

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by jetwet1
Thu Feb 06, 2020 1:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetSuiteX moving to DFW and growing to 100 RJs
Replies: 185
Views: 40863

Re: JetSuiteX moving to DFW and growing to 100 RJs

Well one thing they certainly need to do is find a new FBO "terminal" at LAS! It's very small for the size of the operation they run out of it; it was quite crowded when I was there doing my PHX/LAS/PHX trip back in Oct. They need something like the very large "lounge" they snag...

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by jetwet1
Tue Feb 04, 2020 10:55 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Tesla above $900
Replies: 27
Views: 863

Re: Tesla above $900

That price is insane, I like Tesla, I own a Tesla, my wife has Tesla stock (let's hear it for Tesla's compensation package) and tomorrow she will be selling it.

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by jetwet1
Mon Feb 03, 2020 10:59 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Cruise Ship / Ocean Liner Thread - 2020
Replies: 455
Views: 36745

Re: Cruise Ship Thread - 2020

The ships DO have balconies, but they weren't the best selling feature since they were obstructed by the lifeboats. Hence why they added balconies lower in the hull. You've lost me now... I distinctly remember the deck plans for the Fantasy class ships back in the late 90s and the two balcony state...

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by jetwet1
Mon Feb 03, 2020 3:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AF KL VS DL - FQTV Partnership Fully Commences 13Feb20
Replies: 22
Views: 3192

Re: AF KL VS DL - FQTV Partnership Fully Commences 13Feb20

upperdeckfan wrote:
I don't see that much of a benefit for them as they can get non-stop from either CDG/AMS to all of VS destinations out of the UK.

DL and VS FF's are the ones who will get most of the benefit on this deal.


On the first point ....Vegas says hi

On the second, totally agree.

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by jetwet1
Sat Feb 01, 2020 3:35 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Which country has the best leader today?
Replies: 51
Views: 1864

Re: Which country has the best leader today?

I think you're projecting. Can you back that up though? That's the challenge. How is 45 a more accomplished or dedicated leader than Maurer in Switzerland, Lee in Singapore, Ardern in NZ, Ian Khama in Botswana or Uhuru Kenyatta? His record of over 320 accomplishments in three years. Sorry, rounds o...

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by jetwet1
Fri Jan 31, 2020 9:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LEVEL (airlines) struggling?
Replies: 45
Views: 12319

Re: LEVEL (airlines) struggling?

I don't think Level will fold because it is part of IAG. It may not fold, but it could end up consolidated, given the Air Europa acquisition and IAG's frankly confused continental strategy. Let's not mix onions with apples. Air Europa was bought by Iberia, and not by IAG. So Iberia spent $1.11b wit...

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by jetwet1
Thu Jan 30, 2020 10:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LEVEL (airlines) struggling?
Replies: 45
Views: 12319

Re: LEVEL (airlines) struggling?

Not sure what's going on but LEVEL just recently cancelled ORY-BOS and ORY-LAS before they even started. It almost feels like LEVEL is another Primera: cancelling routes before they even started. Is this the start of another round of EU LCC airlines dropping like dead flies to the ground? The Age o...

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by jetwet1
Thu Jan 30, 2020 11:41 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Past routes from Europe-Australia
Replies: 37
Views: 1913

Re: Past routes from Europe-Australia

I'm on my phone and traveling, so researching is a pain, but, for some reason I am thinking Laker ran LGW-SYD, maybe someone can look it up ? Pretty certain that never happened. I do recall a charter airline flying some sort of regular charter flight. Might have been Thomas Cook. You are correct, i...

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by jetwet1
Thu Jan 30, 2020 2:58 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Past routes from Europe-Australia
Replies: 37
Views: 1913

Re: Past routes from Europe-Australia

I'm on my phone and traveling, so researching is a pain, but, for some reason I am thinking Laker ran LGW-SYD, maybe someone can look it up ?

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by jetwet1
Thu Jan 30, 2020 2:53 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why didn't Hong Kong Keep Kai Tak open?
Replies: 21
Views: 3342

Re: Why didn't Hong Kong Keep Kai Tak open?

I can understand the reasoning that the area was prime for redevelopment, however, looking at Google Earth, there does not appear to be much redevelopment being done. It's been a while since I was actually in the area, except to transfer on CX which doesn't really count. Are there solid plans or is ...

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by jetwet1
Tue Jan 28, 2020 8:22 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: US issues new rules restricting travel by pregnant foreigners, fearing the use of 'birth tourism'
Replies: 42
Views: 2484

Re: US issues new rules restricting travel by pregnant foreigners, fearing the use of 'birth tourism'

I have a hard time understanding how anyone cannot see that this, along with the muslim ban, the wall, and Trump/Steven Miller's very own language, overall, exhibits the stance that we just don't like "brown" people? I mean, you can dress up a pig any way you want, but end the end, it's s...

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by jetwet1
Tue Jan 28, 2020 1:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France to launch domestic Business Class offering
Replies: 11
Views: 4429

Re: Air France to launch domestic Business Class offering

Sorry, I just don't see it, as others have stated, the TGV will eat this alive, 100 euros each way, factor in getting to the airports etc and the train wins every time.

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by jetwet1
Mon Jan 27, 2020 2:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kobe Bryant killed in a helicopter crash
Replies: 778
Views: 115355

Re: Kobe Bryant killed in a helicopter crash

Tech question, does this model have any type of radar ?

I am just trying to wrap my head around why they would be flying in the canyons with fog all around.

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by jetwet1
Mon Jan 27, 2020 7:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kobe Bryant killed in a helicopter crash
Replies: 778
Views: 115355

Re: Kobe Bryant killed in a helicopter crash

strfyr51 wrote:
Kobe and his middle daughter died in the crash. she was 13. one of the other passengers was a coach


Christina Mauser, a friend of my wife,we also know one of the young girls that died in this crash, shocked right now.

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by jetwet1
Wed Jan 22, 2020 7:32 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Prince Harry exits British Airways B747 from back door at YVR - does this mean he flew Economy?!
Replies: 35
Views: 6575

Re: Prince Harry exits British Airways B747 from back door at YVR - does this mean he flew Economy?!

If he is a civilian now why is he going out the back door? If former presidents are civilians, why do they still have secret service details....Come on, think it through. In the USA former presidents and I believe their spouse get SS for life and kids till 18 or something along those lines. I am no...

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by jetwet1
Tue Jan 21, 2020 7:33 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: US Fed offers billions to combat climate change...GOP issue
Replies: 2
Views: 268

US Fed offers billions to combat climate change...GOP issue

So the Trump administration has offered coastal states $16B to help combat natural disasters worsened by climate change (which doesn't exist remember), the states must explain why they need the money. This has raised an issue with a number of GOP states applying for the funds, by having to justify i...

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by jetwet1
Tue Jan 21, 2020 7:26 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Prince Harry exits British Airways B747 from back door at YVR - does this mean he flew Economy?!
Replies: 35
Views: 6575

Re: Prince Harry exits British Airways B747 from back door at YVR - does this mean he flew Economy?!

NIKV69 wrote:
If he is a civilian now why is he going out the back door?


If former presidents are civilians, why do they still have secret service details....Come on, think it through.

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by jetwet1
Mon Jan 20, 2020 10:22 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Q suite or Economy ?
Replies: 4
Views: 450

Re: Q suite or Economy ?

Depends how much $1500 means to you, but I would do it. Obviously it not issue though, I am just asking the opinion of others. Sorry for not being clear, for many $1500 is a huge amount, if it's comfortably doable for yourself, do it, I was actually supposed to be flying on QR tomorrow, but my trip...

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by jetwet1
Mon Jan 20, 2020 10:19 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: How many languages do you know?
Replies: 65
Views: 3139

Re: How many languages do you know?

English (native French Spanish Italian is getting there. My assistant is something of savant when it comes to languages English French Spanish Italian German Mandarin Cantonese Russian Malay Thai Filipino/Tagalog The amazing part is, she can actually translate as the person is speaking which is very...

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by jetwet1
Mon Jan 20, 2020 9:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN's Hawaii "win" vs. majors/HA partnering
Replies: 53
Views: 9539

Re: WN's Hawaii "win" vs. majors/HA partnering

I understand what you are thinking, but as Miflyer12 points out, one thing you are missing in your argument and was missed by many when WN announced Hawaii was the simple fact that when it comes to frequent flyers, especially in California, WN rules, the simple fact is, especially in the west, WN ha...

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by jetwet1
Mon Jan 20, 2020 2:53 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Q suite or Economy ?
Replies: 4
Views: 450

Re: Q suite or Economy ?

Depends how much $1500 means to you, but I would do it.

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by jetwet1
Mon Jan 20, 2020 1:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways Schedules A380 To Las Vegas - First A380 To LAS?
Replies: 14
Views: 6256

Re: British Airways Schedules A380 To Las Vegas - First A380 To LAS?

eta unknown wrote:
I thought LAS refused to invest in A380 infrastructure... When did this change?


From memory, there were 2 issues, the weight on the tunnel and taxiway spacing.

As of 5 years ago the tunnel issue was dealt with, the taxiways are still an issue, but, with one flight a day they can work around it.

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by jetwet1
Mon Jan 20, 2020 8:47 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Will UA offer 2nd daily LAX-LHR?
Replies: 4
Views: 585

Re: Will UA offer 2nd daily LAX-LHR?

jfk777 wrote:
While UA has a strong operation at LAX, LHR is a well flown destination with 5 AA/BA & 3 Virgin Atlantic flights daily.


VS 8 and 24, what's the 3rd VS flight ?

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by jetwet1
Sun Jan 19, 2020 10:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Condor leasing Omni 767 during S20
Replies: 17
Views: 3496

Re: Condor leasing Omni 767 during S20

What first class cabin? Omni have these as their first class seats. https://twitter.com/TomPodolec/status/1134980268127920128/photo/3 Is it you who name those seats first class or have you been told that? I'm asking because Omni advertise those as Business seats on their site: https://www.oai.aero/...

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by jetwet1
Sun Jan 19, 2020 9:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Condor leasing Omni 767 during S20
Replies: 17
Views: 3496

Re: Condor leasing Omni 767 during S20

https://twitter.com/TomPodolec/status/1 ... 28/photo/3
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SpaceshipDC10 wrote:
jetwet1 wrote:
I'm guessing they will sell the first class cabin as premium economy. All seats have IFE, for these "short flights" they are fine.


What first class cabin?


Omni have these as their first class seats.

https://twitter.com/TomPodolec/status/1 ... 28/photo/3

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by jetwet1
Sat Jan 18, 2020 11:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Condor leasing Omni 767 during S20
Replies: 17
Views: 3496

Re: Condor leasing Omni 767 during S20

and what product will be offered on these old 3rd party 767s. Think some may be disappointed. Go to their website - they are refurbished. They are, it's a nice ride, I'm guessing they will sell the first class cabin as premium economy. All seats have IFE, for these "short flights" they ar...

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by jetwet1
Sat Jan 18, 2020 3:12 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Having feelings for a married woman
Replies: 70
Views: 3987

Re: Having feelings for a married woman

How old are you and how old is she ?

Do you work for the same company ?

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by jetwet1
Sat Jan 18, 2020 12:59 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Rooftop Jacuzzi at JFK Airport in New York City
Replies: 16
Views: 2136

Re: Rooftop Jacuzzi at JFK Airport in New York City

Heating to 95F a body of water that is sitting outside in frigid temperatures... What a brilliant idea... :roll: Environmentalist are going after aviation to chase CO2 emissions; they should go after those frivolous set-ups. Thanks for sharing your lack of knowledge on the subject! Then how about y...

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by jetwet1
Fri Jan 17, 2020 10:04 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Anchorage & the A321XLR
Replies: 29
Views: 3757

Re: Anchorage & the A321XLR

It would be an interesting routing to Hawaii, though. I agree. It wouldn't even take an A321XLR. Suppose some airline would set up a route like this: https://i.imgur.com/TD55g1u.gif Such flights could be done with existing 737s / A320s, although maybe for the middle leg ETOPS might be required due ...

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by jetwet1
Fri Jan 17, 2020 2:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAA trying to sell 9 A340s
Replies: 125
Views: 30761

Re: SAA trying to sell 9 A340s

dstblj52 wrote:
Someone83 wrote:
There is anyway quite a few A350s stored that SAA can get their hand on. If they get the money

Uh who was stored A350's their brand new aircraft


Ethiad

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by jetwet1
Thu Jan 16, 2020 12:42 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Alternate History of SS Norway if Boiler Explosion Never Happened
Replies: 14
Views: 1172

Re: Alternate History of SS Norway if Boiler Explosion Never Happened

Cunard spent money on her upkeep, NCL spent the absolute minimum required for the ship to keep sailing.


At the time of the accident NCL was having major cash issues.

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