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by asuflyer05
Tue Apr 17, 2018 8:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: STR-ATL, MUC-CLT and automotive industry
Replies: 45
Views: 4517

Re: STR-ATL, MUC-CLT and automotive industry

CLT has quite a few German companies in the area not just in the car business. The other huge piece is all the German sub suppliers for BMW in the GSP area (i.e. Dräxlmaier, ZF (also supplies other manufacturers), ThyssenKrupp, etc.). Daimler=Mercedes, Freightliner trucks. There are 4 Freightliner ...

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by asuflyer05
Thu Mar 29, 2018 2:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WSJ: Growth of Transcons at BWI and Elsewhere
Replies: 18
Views: 2252

Re: WSJ: Growth of Transcons at BWI and Elsewhere

I think most enthusiasts like to focus on the proximity of DCA to downtown DC, but much of the working and traveling population of the DC area live in the suburbs surrounding the city. With increasing traffic on the roads headed into downtown during peak AM commuting times, BWI (and IAD) are more co...

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by asuflyer05
Wed Mar 07, 2018 8:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DC/VA/MD Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 352
Views: 34440

Re: DC/VA/MD Aviation Thread - 2018

Looks like IAD is picking up northeast diversions. Just looked up from my desk and caught a QR A359 on approach.

https://www.flightradar24.com/QTR727/10a2838a

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by asuflyer05
Tue Mar 06, 2018 11:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Farnborough International Airshow 2018
Replies: 16
Views: 6467

Re: Farnborough International Airshow 2018

I am thinking about making a trip to Farnborough for the first time. I am interested in seeing the static displays of airliners vs. the aerial show aspect. Is it worth the trek across the pond and if so, are some days better than others? I noticed they have a Fab Friday ticket which was mentioned in...

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by asuflyer05
Sun Feb 04, 2018 7:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian names possible transatlantic A321LR markets
Replies: 96
Views: 20747

Re: Norwegian names possible transatlantic A321LR markets

Would it make sense (for any airline, Norwegian or not) to run a double-daily (or triple daily?) narrowbody service, with decent business class upfront, on BRU-WAS (Dulles or Baltimore)? With all the politicians and lobbyists, etc., plying the route, some of them would value flexibility and direct ...

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by asuflyer05
Sat Jan 27, 2018 3:22 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Trip To Spain
Replies: 8
Views: 639

Re: Trip To Spain

The Las Ramblas area is nice to see but honestly, the non-tourist areas of Barcelona are also amazing. I stayed in Gracia and loved it. Right on the metro and close to all of the attractions. Barcelona is a great city! Enjoy!

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by asuflyer05
Thu Jan 04, 2018 10:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Northeast USA Winter Storm 1/4 Thread
Replies: 313
Views: 31960

Re: Northeast Winter Storm 1/4 Thread

TWA902fly wrote:
Looks like TAP207 OPO-EWR just tried to land at EWR and did a missed approach. Behind it are WOW from KEF and El Al from TLV that was originally destined for JFK.

'902


If I was a betting man TAP207 and ACA548 are enroute to IAD.

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by asuflyer05
Thu Jan 04, 2018 10:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Northeast USA Winter Storm 1/4 Thread
Replies: 313
Views: 31960

Re: Northeast Winter Storm 1/4 Thread

VS3 LHR-JFK diverting to ATL
LH40 FRA-JFK diverting to ATL

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by asuflyer05
Thu Dec 14, 2017 11:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: CX to leave OW for Star
Replies: 86
Views: 19429

Re: Rumor: CX to leave OW for Star

I'm not sure I would read into the launch of IAD as a sign CX is looking to leave OW. I look at it as connecting HKG with city that has O&D demand and a large population of AA frequent flyers due to the hub at DCA. Many of whom used AA and QR to reach Asia previously.

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by asuflyer05
Tue Dec 12, 2017 11:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: United announces SFO-PPT
Replies: 148
Views: 22923

Re: United 787 route announcement - Weds Dec 13th

I'm thinking [read: wishing] something from IAD. IAD-TXL; IAD-WAW. But I wouldn't be surprised if it's something SFO based like SFO-BKK; SFO-Manila or SFO-Vietnam.

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by asuflyer05
Wed Nov 01, 2017 2:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United's future at Dulles
Replies: 72
Views: 12472

Re: United's future at Dulles

I have always wondered if AA could make a DCA/IAD hub operation work similar to what Delta does at LGA/JFK but I digress, I don't think the UA hub at IAD is going anywhere. I think a lot of the UA/IAD naysayers are largely unfamiliar with the pace of development in Northern Virginia and general traf...

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by asuflyer05
Thu Oct 05, 2017 3:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DC/VA/MD Aviation Thread - 2017
Replies: 127
Views: 13630

Re: DC/VA/MD Aviation Thread - 2017

Great thread! I work off of 50 on the backside of the Udvar-Hazy and get a great view of IAD traffic.

P.S. also a fellow Sun Devil.

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by asuflyer05
Wed Aug 09, 2017 10:59 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Russian "Treaty on Open Skies" flight over DC today
Replies: 16
Views: 2961

Re: Russian "Treaty on Open Skies" flight over DC today

I wonder if this is the same TU-154 that landed at Dulles yesterday.

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by asuflyer05
Thu Aug 03, 2017 10:57 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Looking for a New Car
Replies: 98
Views: 5376

Re: Looking for a New Car

You mentioned you considered a GLE; but prefer the space and size of the Yukon Denali. Have you considered the GLS? The body-on-frame and brake pedal feel of the Yukon would probably steer me in a different direction.

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by asuflyer05
Thu Jun 22, 2017 1:26 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: FLL-DXB-HKT, flying with Emirates for the first time
Replies: 18
Views: 10625

Re: FLL-DXB-HKT, flying with Emirates for the first time

Great TR. Thanks for embedding your photos in your report as opposed to linking to a separate website.

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by asuflyer05
Sun Feb 12, 2017 5:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why is IAD struggling?
Replies: 144
Views: 19953

Re: Why is IAD struggling?

There are tons of large-scale development projects in the works surrounding IAD. If you live/work near Dulles, getting to DCA can be a major pain. I expect that as new office space comes online, METRO opens and the C/D terminal renovation is complete IAD will be see more demand. There is LOTS of add...

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by asuflyer05
Fri Dec 02, 2016 1:39 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: The Ultimate A350 Experience: SFO-SIN-AMS on SQ in J
Replies: 30
Views: 16155

Re: The Ultimate A350 Experience: SFO-SIN-AMS on SQ in J

Excellent trip report! Thanks for taking the time to share your experience with us!

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by asuflyer05
Thu Dec 01, 2016 3:28 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Aviation Colleges
Replies: 5
Views: 977

Re: Aviation Colleges

My $.02... Knock out your Gen Ed Classes at a local community college. Use the cost advantage to cover the cost of your ratings which you can work on over your first 2 years of college. By the time you transfer to a 4-year school you should be at or near your CFI allowing you to go to school and ins...

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by asuflyer05
Tue Nov 29, 2016 12:41 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your 2017 Booked/ Flown Flights List
Replies: 243
Views: 19441

Re: Your 2017 Booked/ Flown Flights List

January
AA4568 DCA - DTW E175
AA5394 DTW - DCA CR7

I am just about ready to book this trip for March.
BA216 IAD - LHR A388 (*My first A380 ride)
BA926 LHR - MUC A321
AB6558 STR - TXL A320
AB3888 TXL - LPA A321
IB7053 LPA - LHR A320
BA293 LHR - IAD 777

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by asuflyer05
Wed Oct 26, 2016 2:05 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Shaving Suggestions
Replies: 21
Views: 1995

Re: Shaving Suggestions

I'll jump on the Dollar Shave Club bandwagon. I alternate between clean shaven and stubble. Since i don't shave every day, I just set the Dollar Shave Club to ship every other month.

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by asuflyer05
Thu Aug 18, 2016 5:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA to launch Key West - EWR, ORD
Replies: 65
Views: 10127

Re: UA to launch Key West - EWR, ORD

klwright69 wrote:
Very cool. I wonder why no IAD service though.


If I had to guess AA's DCA-EYW flight probably takes care of all the demand from the DC area. UA has very little IAD-Florida presence.

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by asuflyer05
Tue Jul 12, 2016 12:03 pm
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Airliners.net Site Upgrade Announcement & Discussion
Replies: 2547
Views: 284996

Re: Airliners.net Site Upgrade Announcement & Discussion

New forum color scheme is much better. Easier to read and highlights the user's information nicely. Nice work!

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by asuflyer05
Mon Sep 29, 2014 1:11 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Beard Trimmer Suggestions
Replies: 24
Views: 6817

RE: Beard Trimmer Suggestions

Funny to come across this thread. I just caught myself admiring my beard in the mirror and thought how happy I am with my trimmer. I picked up a Wahl from Target a few months back. Set me back about $50.

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by asuflyer05
Wed Sep 10, 2014 3:06 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: M-B S-Class Coupe! (Drool!)
Replies: 11
Views: 1770

RE: M-B S-Class Coupe! (Drool!)

The car is stunning in person. I saw the S63 AMG version at the NY Auto Show this year. It has great lines and is a stunning coupe. Not to mention the interior which is where the real show takes place.

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by asuflyer05
Sun Dec 22, 2013 3:14 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: New Car Internet Purchase
Replies: 27
Views: 2290

RE: New Car Internet Purchase

I purchased my most recent vehicle from a dealer in Chicago (I live in Northern Virginia). I purchased based on the photos and the salesperson's description of the car. I wouldn't hesitate to do it again if I found the car I wanted in another state. I had hoped to fly out and pick it up but couldn't...

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by asuflyer05
Thu Sep 26, 2013 1:41 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Just Leased A 2014 Mercedes Benz C250
Replies: 50
Views: 7593

RE: Just Leased A 2014 Mercedes Benz C250

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/B777LRF" class="quote" target="_blank">B777LRF</a> (<a href="#15" class="quote">Reply 15</a>):<br/><i> Pellegrine, I believe the only way to get...

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by asuflyer05
Fri May 03, 2013 1:41 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: NCL Launches Breakaway Cruise Ship. Photos/Review.
Replies: 11
Views: 3649

RE: NCL Launches Breakaway Cruise Ship. Photos/Review.

Looking forward to the rest of your trip report. The outdoor dining area looks pretty incredible. I've always taken issue with being on a large cruise ship and losing the connection to the ocean.

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by asuflyer05
Thu Apr 18, 2013 2:29 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Looking Into Laser Eye Correction, Have You Had It
Replies: 33
Views: 3550

RE: Looking Into Laser Eye Correction, Have You Had It

I had LASIK in February of this year. I experienced some of the usual side effects right after the surgery (dry eyes, starbursts around headlights at night, focus issues, etc.). But most have subsided. I am a little more sensitive to light, I was in Miami last week and I had to wear sunglasses durin...

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by asuflyer05
Fri Feb 01, 2013 6:08 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: St Maarten Voted World's Most Stunning Landing
Replies: 12
Views: 3456

RE: St Maarten Voted World's Most Stunning Landing

I visited St. Maarten and Maho Beach back in November while on a cruise stop over. My fiance and I loved the island so much we booked our honeymoon trip to St.Maarten when we returned from the cruise. We are looking forward to exploring both sides (and Maho) for 7 days.<br><br>[Edited 2013-02-01 10:...

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by asuflyer05
Thu Nov 22, 2012 12:49 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Buying Tires.
Replies: 26
Views: 2706

RE: Buying Tires.

The OEM Continental ProContact's for the E350 4MATIC should be sufficient for winter. Any meatier of a tire and you're going to compromise handling, ride quality and noise. Pirelli also supplies tires for <acronym title="MNG Cargo Airlines (Turkey)">MB</acronym> but I don't recommend them. They wear...

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by asuflyer05
Fri Jun 29, 2012 11:32 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Any Current Or Former Car Salesmen Here?
Replies: 12
Views: 3146

RE: Any Current Or Former Car Salesmen Here?

I've found most banks limit the rate markup to right around 2%. This can vary by bank, state, type of vehicle so YMMV. If the dealer contracts the customer at the buy rate then most banks pay a small flat fee to the dealer.

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by asuflyer05
Sun Jun 24, 2012 1:55 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Need Cruise Suggestions
Replies: 15
Views: 2399

RE: Need Cruise Suggestions

I'm sailing on Royal Caribbean's Freedom of the Seas later this year. However I sailed on Allure of the Seas and would easily take my kids (if I had any) on an AoS cruise in a heartbeat. There's a ton for the adults and kids to do, separately and together. We love the service and food on Royal Carib...

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by asuflyer05
Fri Jun 15, 2012 12:38 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Getting A Car(REALLY, This Time)-leasing Pitfalls?
Replies: 5
Views: 2571

RE: Getting A Car(REALLY, This Time)-leasing Pitfalls?

You can make a very solid argument for leasing a cheap new car vs buying a crappy used car. If you buy a $4k used car what do really have in 3 years? A worthless car that hopefully keeps running. But what happens when it doesn't? What if it needs a major repair when you own it? I'd rather pay $200 x...

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by asuflyer05
Wed May 16, 2012 3:45 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Last Minute Cruise Deals
Replies: 11
Views: 3031

RE: Last Minute Cruise Deals

Check out crucon.com; icruise.com and even Costco if you are a member.

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by asuflyer05
Wed Apr 11, 2012 10:06 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Do You Travel Alone?
Replies: 42
Views: 2960

RE: Do You Travel Alone?

I've travelled alone in the past when I was single. Definitely fun. Definitely different than traveling with my fiance. Sometimes I wish I knew then what I know now. I'd probably get into a bit more trouble.  <img src="http://cdn-www.airliners.net/aviation-forums/graphics/smilies/wink.gif" widt...

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by asuflyer05
Sat Mar 10, 2012 2:15 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Mercedes R-Class - Crossover, Minivan, Or Wagon?
Replies: 32
Views: 4450

RE: Mercedes R-Class - Crossover, Minivan, Or Wagon?

The R-Class is the ultimate roadtrip vehicle. Especially with the diesel engine. The interior is incredible comfortable. The dash layout and 2nd row seat room is second to none amongst the <acronym title="MNG Cargo Airlines (Turkey)">MB</acronym> line. The 3rd row seat is also easier to access than ...

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by asuflyer05
Tue Mar 06, 2012 12:25 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Bentley Unveils SUV
Replies: 75
Views: 3157

RE: Bentley Unveils SUV

Talk about an SUV no one is asking for.

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by asuflyer05
Thu Mar 01, 2012 4:06 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brand New Hyundai Has An Airbag Light
Replies: 31
Views: 7740

RE: Brand New Hyundai Has An Airbag Light

I would say you have more grounds for compensation based more so on the fact they cannot return phone calls. Life happens, so the SRS light isn't the end of the world. I'm surprised a Hyundai dealer provides loaner cars. But they should be calling you to fill you in on the status. Have you tried con...

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by asuflyer05
Sat Feb 25, 2012 3:52 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Cruise Ship Spotting At FLL, Or Not?
Replies: 51
Views: 33084

RE: Cruise Ship Spotting At FLL, Or Not?

Great trip report. Brings back memories of the day I boarded Allure of the Seas this past November. Though the port wasn't nearly as busy as the day you visited it.

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by asuflyer05
Mon Jan 09, 2012 2:34 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Anyone Do Crossfit?
Replies: 5
Views: 1543

RE: Anyone Do Crossfit?

I'm actually attending my first Crossfit fundamentals class tomorrow night. I've been meaning to get started for a while, but my work schedule finally allows for it. I will report back.

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by asuflyer05
Sun Jan 08, 2012 12:03 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: BMW 3-series Cost Of Ownership Vs TL, G35, Etc
Replies: 37
Views: 9595

RE: BMW 3-series Cost Of Ownership Vs TL, G35, Etc

A 2006 3-series is a great choice. I recommend paying for a couple of hours of labor for a pre-purchase inspection at a BMW dealership. Have them look for leaks (oil, transmission and coolant). Also have them listen for lifter noise. Every single BMW I have come across has had lifter ticking. When l...

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by asuflyer05
Fri Dec 30, 2011 12:46 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Any Cruisers Here?
Replies: 42
Views: 2116

RE: Any Cruisers Here?

I've been on 3 Royal Caribbean cruises, most recently on their new Allure of the Seas. I highly recommend them. Which Royal Caribbean ship are you considering?

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by asuflyer05
Tue Nov 29, 2011 11:40 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: New Car Bargaining Advice
Replies: 22
Views: 1955

RE: New Car Bargaining Advice

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/Marcus" class="quote" target="_blank">Marcus</a> (<a href="#10" class="quote">Reply 10</a>):<br/><i>Check the model you are considering in truec...

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by asuflyer05
Thu Jun 30, 2011 10:52 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: First In-N-Out Experience.
Replies: 76
Views: 4016

RE: First In-N-Out Experience.

CHANDLER (Ray Rd.) 7050 W. RAY ROAD CHANDLER, <acronym title="Alitalia (Italy)">AZ</acronym> 85226 My college roommate picked me up from the airport after a trip home and took me to In-N-Out. After that it became a tradition. After a long flight myself or anyone else who flew in for a visit got pick...

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by asuflyer05
Tue Jun 21, 2011 12:43 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: All-time Epic Fail Threads Of A.net?
Replies: 74
Views: 6725

RE: All-time Epic Fail Threads Of A.net?

There are many to choose from the past few years. My current and more recent pick would be the Summer Shirtless Self Pic Thread .

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by asuflyer05
Wed Jun 15, 2011 10:56 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Amtrak Or Megabus?
Replies: 35
Views: 16023

RE: Amtrak Or Megabus?

I've used Bolt Bus (operated by Greyhound) which is a competitor to MegaBus (operated by Stagecoach/CoachUSA) to travel between NYC and DC. I thought it was a great way to travel given how inexpensive it was. But after taking Amtrak I can say hands down the train is better. Trip duration is a more p...

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by asuflyer05
Tue Jun 07, 2011 9:49 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Where To Work? Norcal, Socal, AZ, Or AL
Replies: 31
Views: 2332

RE: Where To Work? Norcal, Socal, AZ, Or AL

I would prefer to live in San Diego, but if I were trying to survive and pad my coffers on CFI dough, I'd probably move to Phoenix. First, the cost of living is generally low. Also if your CFI gig doesn't work out, there are a ton of flight schools in the valley.

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by asuflyer05
Tue May 10, 2011 12:19 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Self Gloss: Our New Car
Replies: 18
Views: 2156

RE: Self Gloss: Our New Car

They did a fantastic job on the new Grand Cherokee. It shares a lot of its underpinning with the next-gen Mercedes-Benz ML.

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by asuflyer05
Thu May 05, 2011 11:27 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Friend In NJ Needs A Hi Mpg Car - Advice?
Replies: 69
Views: 3282

RE: Friend In NJ Needs A Hi Mpg Car - Advice?

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/aerobalance" class="quote" target="_blank">aerobalance</a> (<a href="#52" class="quote">Reply 52</a>):<br/><i>Nothing bad about that mileage! Wh...

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by asuflyer05
Tue May 03, 2011 11:49 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Friend In NJ Needs A Hi Mpg Car - Advice?
Replies: 69
Views: 3282

RE: Friend In NJ Needs A Hi Mpg Car - Advice?

I'm going through a bit of the same issue now. Looking for a high MPG car in the same price range for my 60 mile daily commute. I keep coming back to the car I am driving now, a MINI Cooper. $24k gets you a fairly well-equipped Cooper Hardtop. I am averaging 42mpg for my highway (mostly stop-and-go)...

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