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by jetwet1
Mon Aug 10, 2020 6:51 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: First Adult Only Hotel & Resort Coming Soon in Las Vegas
Replies: 31
Views: 1689

Re: First Adult Only Hotel & Resort Coming Soon in Las Vegas

I hope there is something left in Vegas after this pandemic. Why they are opening early is beyond me. Because, while the Strip has been hit hard, downtown and the locals market are doing okay, not great, but okay. not sure why they are banning children from the hotel and pool area. Sounds like they...

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by jetwet1
Fri Aug 07, 2020 11:35 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Angled-flat Seats in Business Class Design
Replies: 6
Views: 1192

Re: Angled-flat Seats in Business Class Design

British Airways has introduced fully flat seats in '95 in Business Class. Then, in 2002/2003 other Airlines started introducing Angled-flat seats (they recline to approx 170 degrees). Why introduce angled flat beds instead of improving on the British Airways design? Is it due to the safety requirem...

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by jetwet1
Thu Aug 06, 2020 5:50 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What Can Be Done About The Coming US Eviction/Foreclosure Crisis?
Replies: 66
Views: 2585

Re: What Can Be Done About The Coming US Eviction/Foreclosure Crisis?

Why would wealthy people refinancing cause tention ? It’s in the paragraph - feel free to reread above. Just saw a piece on a retiree landlord who has maxed out credit cards and is in danger of losing her home because two tenants have been behind on rent for over 3 months. Her income is SS and rent...

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by jetwet1
Thu Aug 06, 2020 4:39 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What Can Be Done About The Coming US Eviction/Foreclosure Crisis?
Replies: 66
Views: 2585

Re: What Can Be Done About The Coming US Eviction/Foreclosure Crisis?

Why would wealthy people refinancing cause tention ?

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by jetwet1
Thu Aug 06, 2020 4:09 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What Can Be Done About The Coming US Eviction/Foreclosure Crisis?
Replies: 66
Views: 2585

Re: What Can Be Done About The Coming US Eviction/Foreclosure Crisis?

Just to clarify something, its not only wealthy Americans who are refi'ing, just about everyone who has a job and a mortgage is refi'ing.

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by jetwet1
Wed Aug 05, 2020 2:54 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: The voice @ 200 airports
Replies: 11
Views: 1776

Re: The voice @ 200 airports

That was great. But... The Red zone is for loading and unloading only. No, the white zone is for loading. Now, there is no stopping in a RED zone. The red zone has always been for loading and unloading. There's never stopping in a white zone. No, the white zone is for loading. Now, there is no stop...

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by jetwet1
Tue Aug 04, 2020 7:15 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Kindle ?
Replies: 12
Views: 580

Re: Kindle ?

The fire tablet is not a good tablet, or e-reader, in trying to do two things it managed to do neither well. The Kindle has been a god send to me, my wife is an avid reader, to the point where we would check a small suitcase filled with books for long trips, now she carries a Kindle.

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by jetwet1
Mon Aug 03, 2020 6:33 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Before this crap hit... international trip planning
Replies: 13
Views: 782

Re: Before this crap hit... international trip planning

$881 rt on Qatar RSW-MNL various dates through the next few months, some long connection times though.
$1002 out of TPA and it saves you 20 hours in both directions.


That gets you to MNL, then just grab a cheap flight to Surigao.

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by jetwet1
Sun Aug 02, 2020 8:40 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump Wants to Postpone Election
Replies: 107
Views: 5811

Re: Trump Wants to Postpone Election

. Most other modern democratic countries have sound voting systems with very low fraud levels. Here is the thing, in the 2016 and 2018 elections (we vote every two years, 2016 was the Presidential election) the estimated fraudulent ballots came to 0.0025%....Or roughly 3250 total votes....That's ba...

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by jetwet1
Sat Aug 01, 2020 7:07 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: The voice @ 200 airports
Replies: 11
Views: 1776

Re: The voice @ 200 airports

lightsaber wrote:
That was great.
But...
The Red zone is for loading and unloading only.



No, the white zone is for loading. Now, there is no stopping in a RED zone.

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by jetwet1
Thu Jul 30, 2020 10:24 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Cruise Ship / Ocean Liner Thread - 2020
Replies: 461
Views: 38552

Re: Cruise Ship / Ocean Liner Thread - 2020

Carnival believed to be eyeing sale of Cunard and Seabourn brands, cruise insiders say Sources say the prospective sales of the historic line and Seabourn would likely be prompted by ageing customer demographics and a need to generate higher returns http://www.tradewindsnews.com/cruise-and-ferry/ca...

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by jetwet1
Thu Jul 30, 2020 2:04 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Former Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain has died after being hospitalized with the coronavirus
Replies: 67
Views: 3599

Re: Herman Cain Still on Oxygen

WarRI1 wrote:
I never wish ill health on anyone, but I am getting close because of these idiots who think they are more manly and preach their stupidity while causing other Idiots to emulate them.


That pretty much sums it up.

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by jetwet1
Mon Jul 27, 2020 6:03 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why was the 747-500 cancelled?
Replies: 40
Views: 15378

Re: Why was the 747-500 cancelled?

UA857 wrote:
blandy62 wrote:
overall just lack if interrest from the airlines

I'm QF and SQ would be interested in the 745.


And you would be wrong, Boeing shopped the idea to airlines and heard crickets.Boeing offered the plane in 96, by 97 it was killed.

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by jetwet1
Sun Jul 26, 2020 7:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 20th anniversary of Air France 4590 Concorde crash
Replies: 40
Views: 6759

Re: 20th anniversary of Air France 4590 Concorde crash

PANAMsterdam wrote:
Arion640 wrote:
The beginning of the end for Concorde. An end that was probably coming no later than 2007/2008, but still!



With or without the crash, i think 9/11 would have ended the career of the Concorde anyway.


Except it didn't, it returned to service, then was retired in 2003.

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by jetwet1
Tue Jul 21, 2020 8:33 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Cruise Ship / Ocean Liner Thread - 2020
Replies: 461
Views: 38552

Re: Cruise Ship / Ocean Liner Thread - 2020

I will bow to the knowledge of the others on Fred Olsen, having only seen trip reports on them i came away with the impression they were better than they seem to be, then again being in the same league as Princess isnt exactly a bad thing.

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by jetwet1
Tue Jul 21, 2020 1:11 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Cruise Ship / Ocean Liner Thread - 2020
Replies: 461
Views: 38552

Re: Cruise Ship / Ocean Liner Thread - 2020

What sort of cruise line is Fred Olsen line? A fleet of second-hand vessels suggests a budget operator, or am I mistaken? Very much so, it's a premium line, closest I can think of would be Cunard, maybe a little higher like Azamara. Yes their fleet is second hand, but they are very well maintained ...

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by jetwet1
Mon Jul 20, 2020 12:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Virgin Atlantic creditors aprove restructuring; (files for BK in US Court)
Replies: 1516
Views: 183598

Re: Virgin Atlantic secures rescue package

So it looks to me like the Virgin Group is waiving it's licensing fees for 2 years, remember, 0.7% of gross revenue goes to the Virgin Group from Virgin Atlantic, that's roughly £200m a year (and people wonder why VS was having a hard time making money in the good years). £200m? That would imply VS...

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by jetwet1
Sun Jul 19, 2020 10:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Virgin Atlantic creditors aprove restructuring; (files for BK in US Court)
Replies: 1516
Views: 183598

Re: Virgin Atlantic secures rescue package

They are not getting a 1.2b cash influx. Read read read. It's barely 370 million new cash. This it how the 1.2 billion sum adds up: "Shareholders are providing c.£600m in support over the life of The Plan including a £200m investment from Virgin Group , and the deferral of c.£400m of sharehold...

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by jetwet1
Fri Jul 17, 2020 8:52 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Cruise Ship / Ocean Liner Thread - 2020
Replies: 461
Views: 38552

Re: Cruise Ship / Ocean Liner Thread - 2020

Fred Olsen Cruise Lines has Purchased Two New Cruise Ships Fred Olsen Cruise Lines is buying two new ships, from none other than Holland America Line After a tough start to 2020, Fred Olsen Cruise Lines is looking ahead to the future, having just announced it’s purchasing two new cruise ships. The ...

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by jetwet1
Thu Jul 16, 2020 11:15 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: AA/AS Merger Potential - What would it look like?
Replies: 10
Views: 1382

Re: AA/AS Merger Potential - What would it look like?

Well, if it goes like the other AA-west coast adventures, you would see a slow decline in the number of routes being flown until therewasnothing really left on the west coast, until the next AA west coast debacle.

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by jetwet1
Tue Jul 14, 2020 8:36 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Former Mythbuster Grant Imahara Dead at 49
Replies: 10
Views: 774

Re: Former Mythbuster Grant Imahara Dead at 49

Shocking and sad, like many i loved Mythbusters and Robot Wars. Grant was a big part of both, he will be missed.

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by jetwet1
Fri Jul 10, 2020 1:01 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trying to locate members
Replies: 67
Views: 3003

Re: Trying to locate members

What happened to Philsquared ?

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by jetwet1
Fri Jul 10, 2020 5:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatari 747-8i BBJ flying mansion hits the market
Replies: 66
Views: 19468

Re: Qatari 747-8i BBJ flying mansion hits the market

been losing too much money with QR, need to get some cash really makes you think how the sands’ vip aircraft are. are the two SP not losing cash now, especially with crippled tourism in the casinos they own? The SP's were pretty cheap to start with, they have been doing some flying domestically and...

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by jetwet1
Thu Jul 02, 2020 10:21 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Bounty on US Troops Unanswered by White House
Replies: 95
Views: 4458

Re: Bounty on US Troops Unanswered by White House

I am going to play devils advocate here....... The middle and upper management of the US government has had 3 1/2 years of Trump beating the crap out of them, especially the intelligence community, is it beyond them to set this whole thing up ? Do they have the resources (money and connections) to m...

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by jetwet1
Tue Jun 30, 2020 7:47 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Night Rating Anxiety
Replies: 18
Views: 4297

Re: Night Rating Anxiety

Hello everyone, I’m currently obtaining my night rating and preparing for my first solo. My instructor said I’m all good to go. However, I’m just super anxious about flying alone in the dark. There’s just something about it that frightens me. Any great advice in being more confident flying in the d...

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by jetwet1
Sun Jun 28, 2020 10:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Completely Disobedient Pilot Refuses to Vacate LAS Class B Without Clearance/Argues With ATC
Replies: 46
Views: 14718

Re: Completely Disobedient Pilot Refuses to Vacate LAS Class B Without Clearance/Argues With ATC

Mortyman wrote:
Why didn't ATC call up the air force to check him out ?


By the time anything from Nellis had gotten of the ground to that point he would have been on the ground at Henderson.

If there was something up in the air already it's a maybe.

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by jetwet1
Sun Jun 28, 2020 3:21 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Cruise Ship / Ocean Liner Thread - 2020
Replies: 461
Views: 38552

Re: Cruise Ship / Ocean Liner Thread - 2020

Here is the problem, anything like that will take money, serious money and right now there is no company that will invest the type of money needed, every large company is preserving cash and lines of credit.

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by jetwet1
Wed Jun 24, 2020 5:19 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: El Al ops
Replies: 5
Views: 2180

Re: El Al ops

El Al do not flying on the Sabbath, however, it does wet lease it's aircraft and crew to Israir who do not observe the Sabbath, it's possible some 9f the flights you've seen are El Al aircraft but Is said flights.

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by jetwet1
Wed Jun 24, 2020 4:13 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Will Donald Trump get a second term?
Replies: 779
Views: 47158

Re: Will Donald Trump get a second term?

What I have seen is, as BN747 mentions, Trump has lost the females I know who voted for him, out of the males, he actually still had some support, however, the fear mongering speeches seems to have had the opposite effect than he intended within my friends. To put it in simple terms, they are tired ...

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by jetwet1
Wed Jun 24, 2020 4:00 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Tempurpedic mattress
Replies: 19
Views: 1001

Re: Tempurpedic mattress

We have a sleep number, I honestly went along with it to keep the wife happy, but after a couple of years, yeah it's worth it.

One thing to remember, the margins are huge and times are tough, don't take the first price they quote.

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by jetwet1
Mon Jun 22, 2020 4:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 377 Cabin question
Replies: 53
Views: 11347

Re: Boeing 377 Cabin question

Step mother said they were gone by the time she started at NWA.

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by jetwet1
Fri Jun 19, 2020 1:12 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Facebook removes ads for violating policy on organized hate.
Replies: 74
Views: 2395

Re: Facebook removes ads for violating policy on organized hate.

There is no guarantee to free speech on their platforms - where do you even get such an idea? This is corporate power, brought to you by good ‘ol American capitalism. Nothing at all to do with the former Soviet system, and suggesting any connection is a completely illogical conflation. As mentioned...

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by jetwet1
Fri Jun 19, 2020 2:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 377 Cabin question
Replies: 53
Views: 11347

Re: Boeing 377 Cabin question

That flight attendant in the picture might still be working at my carrier. I’ll ask around. :rotfl: You win the internet today! He was obviously kidding, but it is possible. If the picture was taken in 1955 and she was 20 years old she would be 85 today. There are a handful of F/As at my airline th...

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by jetwet1
Fri Jun 19, 2020 2:02 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Facebook removes ads for violating policy on organized hate.
Replies: 74
Views: 2395

Re: Facebook removes ads for violating policy on organized hate.

https://www.aol.com/article/news/2020/06/18/facebook-removes-trump-ads-for-violating-organized-hate-policy/24528308/ It is about time these types of ads were removed from Facebook and the man who they support learned he is not above the rules like his supporters think he is. Honestly, I think you a...

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by jetwet1
Fri Jun 19, 2020 1:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TWA Transatlantic Drawdown Time Line
Replies: 106
Views: 11136

Re: TWA Transatlantic Drawdown Time Line

My understanding of the Karabu agreement was that it only applied to existing routes that connected through (but did not begin or end in) STL. It did still impact the European operation to a degree (hence the cuts) but it didnt apply to a lot of new flying to Mexico and the Caribbean, as well as Ha...

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by jetwet1
Thu Jun 18, 2020 2:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Network Thread - 2020
Replies: 1505
Views: 191697

Re: Major Expansion B6 at EWR and JFK

UA isn't going to like Mint on EWR-LAX/SFO, plus all the new EWR flying. LAX-SFO won't be that much of an issue, that's pretty safe with corp flying. Where they will get hurt is routes that UA uses regular domestic seats instead of Polaris. I switched my NYC flying (along with many other people I k...

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by jetwet1
Thu Jun 18, 2020 3:55 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: John Bolton Book Reveals Fractured White House Foreign Policy
Replies: 77
Views: 4525

Re: John Bolton Book Reveals Fractured White House Foreign Policy

Seems to be a constant revolving door of people coming into this administration, leaving this administration on less than good terms, and then writing a scathing book about the chaos under the orange turd. Rinse, and repeat. It must be bad if even John Bolton couldn't handle the filthy garbage fest...

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by jetwet1
Wed Jun 17, 2020 4:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar Airways News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 200
Views: 15462

Re: Qatar CEO: no new Airbus or Boeing deliveries until 2022

Covered by Reuters: https://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-qatar-airways-idUSKBN23O22V with more details: Al-Baker repeated a warning to the planemakers that a refusal to comply with the airline’s request could jeopardise future business between them. “If they don’t oblige to our req...

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by jetwet1
Wed Jun 17, 2020 4:17 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 33 US States Have Contained COVID-19
Replies: 34
Views: 1506

Re: 33 US States Have Contained COVID-19

I was at the grocery store yesterday, waiting in line (6ft apart) for some deli meats, an old guy behind me starts a conversation with a younger guy. His whole argument was, "this is all BS, they are just making this up to scare us all".....The old guy asked me what I thought, my answer wa...

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by jetwet1
Tue Jun 16, 2020 2:02 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Cell phone outage 6/15
Replies: 10
Views: 646

Re: Cell phone outage 6/15

Google Fi for the win, didn't even notice there was an issue.

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by jetwet1
Tue Jun 16, 2020 12:11 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: A safer travel experience for all paying passengers
Replies: 30
Views: 1964

Re: A safer travel experience for all paying passengers

At this point, the OP is acting more like a troll than someone with a point to make.

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by jetwet1
Mon Jun 15, 2020 11:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TWA Transatlantic Drawdown Time Line
Replies: 106
Views: 11136

Re: TWA Transatlantic Drawdown Time Line

Seems like one of the biggest issues with TWA post-1991 was that its product wasn't competitive, the planes were old, inefficient, and TWA's European stations were over-staffed and expensive to operate and maintain given EU labor laws. The 747's were by then simply too big, and the TW 800 disaster ...

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by jetwet1
Mon Jun 15, 2020 2:19 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: A safer travel experience for all paying passengers
Replies: 30
Views: 1964

Re: A safer travel experience for all paying passengers

As airlines take a stance on inclusivity, diversity and the like, what, if any, have they said about law enforcement and the rule of law? Are we to believe that diversity takes care of this? What about the passenger that wants to wear police apparel in show of support of their police department on-...

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by jetwet1
Sun Jun 14, 2020 7:29 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 33 US States Have Contained COVID-19
Replies: 34
Views: 1506

Re: 33 US States Have Contained COVID-19

I take all these reports with a grain of salt. Each state has different reporting and testing. South Dakota had a huge outbreak because of their meat processing plants but that does not seem to be included. Also, no one really lives in Wyoming. I do know that here in Oregon, since Gov. Brown bowed ...

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by jetwet1
Sat Jun 13, 2020 3:56 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Paying for First Class (Domestic flights)
Replies: 37
Views: 2156

Re: Paying for First Class (Domestic flights)

Not sure why flying regularity has any basis for whether you should pay for F or not. Personally I've routinely paid for it on 30min flights and it's my default go to cabin...Unless pricing is obscene (such as the time it was $800 vs $85 for a 90 mile flight from CLT-CAE) I'll fly FC. Why? It's jus...

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by jetwet1
Fri Jun 12, 2020 4:20 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Confederate Flag - Stars & Bars and Southern heritage
Replies: 185
Views: 6345

Re: The Confederate Flag - Stars & Bars and Southern heritage

As someone who was not raised in the US, but has spent the majority of their life here, the addiction a part of the population has to the confederate flag has been saddening. How someone can claim to love their country while celebrating the flag of the people who caught against that country is beyon...

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by jetwet1
Wed Jun 10, 2020 3:15 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Cruise Ship / Ocean Liner Thread - 2020
Replies: 461
Views: 38552

Re: Cruise Ship / Ocean Liner Thread - 2020

As you said, some lines are dealing with this better than other You are right about some of the so called luxury brands some of them have been appalling even taking into account the unprecedented nature of the crisis. That goes for lots of travel companies. 4*-5* airlines have been dire where ones ...

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by jetwet1
Wed Jun 10, 2020 3:01 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Driving a Prison Bus on Icy Roads
Replies: 22
Views: 1278

Re: Driving a Prison Bus on Icy Roads

Archguy, at some point I am flying you out to Vegas, getting you a room, then you and I are having dinner.

I really need to have a conversation with a person who can come up with these obscure subjects.

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