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by winginit
Thu Apr 30, 2020 6:24 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Oil and the Economy
Replies: 32
Views: 1497

Re: Oil and the Economy

Did you read the linked article? Not just skim it to satisfy your own POV. Or this gem, Was there a point you wanted to make or were you just here to troll? I read the article, and there are points I agree with and points that I disagree with. As an example, the claim you've quoted that "oil w...

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by winginit
Wed Apr 29, 2020 7:51 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Oil and the Economy
Replies: 32
Views: 1497

Re: Oil and the Economy

That would certainly be news to me given what I've previously read , but if true that would obviously change my take completely. Some shale oil wells may have a break-even point of $40 a barrel over their production life despite the higher drilling and fracking costs. However, many sources put the ...

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by winginit
Wed Apr 29, 2020 7:49 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Biden's follies
Replies: 384
Views: 17611

Re: Biden's follies

But I don't mind the negative coverage as long as it is applied to both sides. That's the thing. People with half million followers are being banned without ever breaking twitter policy. Trump supporters obviously. Youtube taking down videos of doctors talking about covid "because they are aga...

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by winginit
Wed Apr 29, 2020 7:45 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Coronavirus Non Aviation Thread - April 2020
Replies: 1896
Views: 66442

Re: Coronavirus Non Aviation Thread - April 2020

Well apparently in COVID case listing cause of death as covid grants you more money than stating other cause. MY bet is, this is happening a lot hence I do not trust those numbers. https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/factcheck/2020/04/24/fact-check-medicare-hospitals-paid-more-covid-19-patients-cor...

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by winginit
Wed Apr 29, 2020 7:41 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Biden's follies
Replies: 384
Views: 17611

Re: Biden's follies

They did but since they are part of the establishment they made sure it was fair. Since Trump, right / conservative censorship is through the roof. Social media bias is insane. All of this can be new to you only if you have your head in the sand because at this point of time simply fits your agenda...

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by winginit
Wed Apr 29, 2020 7:29 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Oil and the Economy
Replies: 32
Views: 1497

Re: Oil and the Economy

Frackling has never "needed oil to be at 70" per barrel, but boy did it make it profitable when Oil was over 100 a barrel. Most estimate 30-40 dollars is profitable, but I assume it is much lower now that some investments in technology have been made. Okie might have a better idea on this...

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by winginit
Wed Apr 29, 2020 7:14 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Oil and the Economy
Replies: 32
Views: 1497

Re: Oil and the Economy

Berman is wrong because he is discussing the US oil production in a temporary state. When the economy opens, demand will increase as will prices of oil which will allow US producers to reopen wells. In the near term, it should be a surprise to no one that the world economy is going to suffer. The v...

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by winginit
Wed Apr 29, 2020 7:09 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Coronavirus Non Aviation Thread - April 2020
Replies: 1896
Views: 66442

Re: Coronavirus Non Aviation Thread - April 2020

From he link: New York: the numbers shown below include probable deaths (and, consequently, probable cases for the same number) as reported by New York City Maryland: includes probable deaths, as reported by the Department of Health (Section: "COVID-19 Statistics in Maryland") Wyoming: in...

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by winginit
Wed Apr 29, 2020 7:02 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Coronavirus Non Aviation Thread - April 2020
Replies: 1896
Views: 66442

Re: Coronavirus Non Aviation Thread - April 2020

How many are actual covid death and how many had it but died to other issue? Those are the deaths with primary cause being Covid as identified by the staff that declared the cause of death. From he link: New York: the numbers shown below include probable deaths (and, consequently, probable cases fo...

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by winginit
Wed Apr 29, 2020 6:37 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Oil and the Economy
Replies: 32
Views: 1497

Re: Oil and the Economy

Berman is wrong because he is discussing the US oil production in a temporary state. When the economy opens, demand will increase as will prices of oil which will allow US producers to reopen wells. In the near term, it should be a surprise to no one that the world economy is going to suffer. The v...

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by winginit
Wed Apr 29, 2020 6:28 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Coronavirus Non Aviation Thread - April 2020
Replies: 1896
Views: 66442

Re: Coronavirus Non Aviation Thread - April 2020

They are up two creeks - A. they know they can't control the narrative if an independent investigation is conducted, and B. they don't trust anything done by the west to be independent. If either are the case they should just turn over any and all data they have - *that* will tell the truth. What w...

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by winginit
Wed Apr 29, 2020 5:41 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Coronavirus Non Aviation Thread - April 2020
Replies: 1896
Views: 66442

Re: Coronavirus Non Aviation Thread - April 2020

It is pretty impressive how against China is to any kind independent investigation into the COVID-19 virus, and how it started and progressed. Now Australia is getting dumped on by them and China is threatening retaliation for Australia's statements and calls supporting having an open and independe...

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by winginit
Tue Apr 28, 2020 1:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KL Takes Into Account Possibility of AFKL Breakup
Replies: 208
Views: 23564

Re: KL Takes Into Account Possibility of AFKL Breakup

And AF don't dominate France? And LH don't dominate Germany? My point is that with a possible acquisition of KLM by IAG, there would be too much dominance of a single group in Europe. In the long distance future, as IAG gets bigger and bigger, we might see a near monopoly in the continent. Competit...

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by winginit
Mon Apr 27, 2020 3:00 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Biden's follies
Replies: 384
Views: 17611

Re: Biden's follies

I am curious if the DNC does pick Biden and he picks Stacey Abrams if Oprah will publicly campaign like she did when Stacey ran for governor. I personally don't think she would and would try to lay low, but going from knocking on doors in Georgia for Stacey to staying quiet if she becomes the VP no...

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by winginit
Mon Apr 27, 2020 12:10 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Biden's follies
Replies: 384
Views: 17611

Re: Biden's follies

I am curious if the DNC does pick Biden and he picks Stacey Abrams if Oprah will publicly campaign like she did when Stacey ran for governor. I personally don't think she would and would try to lay low, but going from knocking on doors in Georgia for Stacey to staying quiet if she becomes the VP no...

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by winginit
Sun Apr 26, 2020 6:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Atlantic needs government support?
Replies: 1317
Views: 162359

Re: Virgin Atlantic needs government support?

Haha tell that to Deltas shareholders who's £224 million investment in VS is down the tubes. Who will also be losing influence over slot pairs at the worlds premier airport. Virgin is far more than “marginal” interest. How is it that Delta would lose their slot influence? They'll maintain a 49% sta...

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by winginit
Sun Apr 26, 2020 4:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Atlantic needs government support?
Replies: 1317
Views: 162359

Re: Virgin Atlantic needs government support?

Haha tell that to Deltas shareholders who's £224 million investment in VS is down the tubes. Who will also be losing influence over slot pairs at the worlds premier airport. Virgin is far more than “marginal” interest. How is it that Delta would lose their slot influence? They'll maintain a 49% sta...

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by winginit
Sun Apr 26, 2020 4:18 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Coronavirus Non Aviation Thread - April 2020
Replies: 1896
Views: 66442

Re: Coronavirus Non Aviation Thread - April 2020

It's heartbreaking to hear the stories of people who weren't allowed to say goodbye to their dying family and friends that didn't even have the coronavirus. Anyone who stood in their way should be ashamed of themselves and are subhuman garbage. Yet you don’t retract your bizarre statement about CA ...

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by winginit
Sun Apr 26, 2020 4:15 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Kim Jong-Un dying?
Replies: 85
Views: 6098

Re: Kim Jong-Un dying?

Didn't he have his uncle executed for falling asleep in a meeting? Indeed. With China being their only trading partner, how much leverage would Beijing have in installing a leader? Could they install someone who is more open to opening trade with, say, Iran or Saudi Arabia? No influence. The line o...

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by winginit
Sat Apr 25, 2020 11:38 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Muslims and covering up during COVID-19
Replies: 1
Views: 421

Re: Muslims and covering up during COVID-19

There are a few important things to distinguish here. - You have a Burqa, which very often covers both the head and face. It's important to point out that Burqas are often cultural as opposed to religious (although today the two are more closely tied), and they pre-date Islam - You also have a Hijab...

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by winginit
Sat Apr 25, 2020 11:10 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Kim Jong-Un dying?
Replies: 85
Views: 6098

Re: Kim Jong-Un dying?

Didn't North Korea actually announce the death of Kim Jong-Il several days after he actually died? So if Kim Jong-Un did die (IF), I'd imagine they'd do the same thing here. It's different though because with Kim Jong-Il's death there was a crystal clear line of secession so there was actually an a...

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by winginit
Sat Apr 25, 2020 10:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Atlantic needs government support?
Replies: 1317
Views: 162359

Re: Virgin Atlantic needs government support?

tphuang wrote:
They have enough cash to last until end of May? That’s surprising.


Very surprising, but I believe it's because all employees are going without pay for eight weeks.

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by winginit
Sat Apr 25, 2020 10:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS to join OneWorld / AA to make SEA an Intl gateway
Replies: 1192
Views: 134042

Re: AS to join OneWorld / AA to make SEA an Intl gateway

I think this is going to turn as back into all boeing mainline fleet. I believe they may very well go back to single fleet. Interesting, many things people complain about Alaska is what will allow them to survive. Such was their stated position even before coronavirus no? I'd thought they'd previou...

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by winginit
Sat Apr 25, 2020 10:05 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Coronavirus Non Aviation Thread - April 2020
Replies: 1896
Views: 66442

Re: Coronavirus Non Aviation Thread - April 2020

AirWorthy99 wrote:
You bash Georgia, because the MSM is doing too


Uh... the Republican President of the United States is ruthlessly bashing the Governor of Georgia for his actions. You left that part out.

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by winginit
Sat Apr 25, 2020 5:46 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Coronavirus Non Aviation Thread - April 2020
Replies: 1896
Views: 66442

Re: Coronavirus Non Aviation Thread - April 2020

It's refreshing to see that even those in California have had enough of the government over-reach. 40,000 went to the beach on Friday. Our government has taken away our culture and attempting to make it something cold, antiseptic, and depressing. They've taken our happiness and our freedom. Who wan...

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by winginit
Sat Apr 25, 2020 5:14 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Updated: Navy may reinstate fired Captain of Navy Carrier
Replies: 126
Views: 6334

Re: Updated: Navy may reinstate fired Captain of Navy Carrier

GalaxyFlyer wrote:
No, the Top Brass, as you so inelegantly describe them


Are we pretending that the term 'Top Brass' isn't widely used in the military and has been for literally decades?

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by winginit
Sat Apr 25, 2020 5:09 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Coronavirus Non Aviation Thread - April 2020
Replies: 1896
Views: 66442

Re: Coronavirus Non Aviation Thread - April 2020

This is nothing but propaganda. Just because many more now have access to testing it doesn't mean the rate is increasing. Ah of course, because if there are no statistics that back your view, just say all of the other statistics are bogus! That’s not a reliable source, winginit. There are numerous ...

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by winginit
Sat Apr 25, 2020 5:08 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Biden's follies
Replies: 384
Views: 17611

Re: Biden's follies

I think the VP is what people should focus on. This will be the next president. I'm pretty sure Biden will not last till end of first term unless they will keep him on life support just so he keeps signing what they tell him to. Guy is a complete mess. The Dem hierarchy will figure out a way out fo...

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by winginit
Sat Apr 25, 2020 5:06 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Vaccine News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 118
Views: 6930

Re: What if a COVID-19 vaccine is not found?

Again though, even if everything were to open up tomorrow, comprehensive polling shows that the demand still isn't there. There are still widespread concerns about going to restaurants or movie theaters of boarding aircraft. You can open everything up, but that won't manufacture demand that isn't t...

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by winginit
Sat Apr 25, 2020 4:58 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Coronavirus Non Aviation Thread - April 2020
Replies: 1896
Views: 66442

Re: Coronavirus Non Aviation Thread - April 2020

Well today was an argument against opening up the economies again https://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/ 103,000 + new cases. Highest yet world wide. 37,000+ in the USA Highest yet in the USA. This is nothing but propaganda. Just because many more now have access to testing it doesn't mean the ...

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by winginit
Fri Apr 24, 2020 7:59 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Coronavirus Non Aviation Thread - April 2020
Replies: 1896
Views: 66442

Re: Coronavirus Non Aviation Thread - April 2020

TTailedTiger wrote:
Are you not aware that something like 98% of coronavirus patients make a full recovery?


Are you not aware that what you've said there is, you know, a lie?

Source

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by winginit
Fri Apr 24, 2020 7:55 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Quarantine will reduce crime?
Replies: 15
Views: 854

Re: Quarantine will reduce crime?

I think the "big picture" issue is that someone who has no ethical dilemma over breaking laws would also be highly unlikely to balk at breaking quarantine. When you consider that quarantine also means far fewer prospective witnesses about to observe one's nefarious activities, a case coul...

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by winginit
Fri Apr 24, 2020 7:53 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Vaccine News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 118
Views: 6930

Re: What if a COVID-19 vaccine is not found?

Even a year is a bit too long for most. Just take a moment to think about living like this for such a period of time. As I stated earlier, governments do not have enough money to adequately support those out of work. Families and social networks spread out across the globe will disintegrate. And pl...

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by winginit
Fri Apr 24, 2020 7:36 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Stock market total disconnect
Replies: 47
Views: 2431

Re: Stock market total disconnect

Government does not create wealth: What about establishing the internet? What about road construction and all the subsidies to aviation? What about regulating financials so you can (somewhat) trust your bank? What about rescuing citizens and businesses when they cannot otherwise survive? Defense? L...

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by winginit
Fri Apr 24, 2020 7:33 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Quarantine will reduce crime?
Replies: 15
Views: 854

Re: Quarantine will reduce crime?

If this continues and people will start to get hungry it will quadruple. 50/50 if you ask me Yeah while the quarantine itself might decrease crime short term, history tells us that an inevitable recession will increase crime . Regardless, we're fortunate that overall crime continues to decrease bro...

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by winginit
Fri Apr 24, 2020 7:05 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Vaccine News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 118
Views: 6930

Re: What if a COVID-19 vaccine is not found?

This is a virus with a few strains, not a cellular malady with literally thousands of combinations of genetic and environmental causes and predispositions. I mean yes obviously but hopefully you get my point - which is that just because something is disruptive and upsets society in a big way doesn'...

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by winginit
Fri Apr 24, 2020 7:02 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Biden's follies
Replies: 384
Views: 17611

Re: Biden's follies

Also Biden is talking about Jamie Dimon as Treasury secretary, and Bloomberg as head of the World Bank. These are as Wall Street Elite as they get. (Translation, they will work to benefit large corporations and weathly Stockholders, not main street.) What are your sources for that? I recall Trump h...

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by winginit
Fri Apr 24, 2020 5:26 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Vaccine News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 118
Views: 6930

Re: What if a COVID-19 vaccine is not found?

I can't really see why a vaccine or effective treatment could not be developed. The more a disease upsets society, the more society will devote resources to fight it, and this is one of the most disrupting disease in human society since the invention of modern medicine. You can bet that massive inv...

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by winginit
Fri Apr 24, 2020 5:00 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Stock market total disconnect
Replies: 47
Views: 2431

Re: Stock market total disconnect

I do anticipate that, in the future, rich people will be really f***** rich. Some may disagree. I do believe that. Therefore, I believe stocks will be higher in the future than they are today. The market is a self-correcting, self-balancing mechanism. Well, it is't really self-correcting and self-b...

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by winginit
Fri Apr 24, 2020 4:55 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Vaccine News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 118
Views: 6930

Re: What if a COVID-19 vaccine is not found?

I can't really see why a vaccine or effective treatment could not be developed. The more a disease upsets society, the more society will devote resources to fight it, and this is one of the most disrupting disease in human society since the invention of modern medicine. You can bet that massive inv...

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by winginit
Fri Apr 24, 2020 4:52 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Biden's follies
Replies: 384
Views: 17611

Re: Biden's follies

Also Biden is talking about Jamie Dimon as Treasury secretary, and Bloomberg as head of the World Bank. These are as Wall Street Elite as they get. (Translation, they will work to benefit large corporations and weathly Stockholders, not main street.) What are your sources for that? I recall Trump h...

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by winginit
Fri Apr 24, 2020 4:20 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Coronavirus Non Aviation Thread - April 2020
Replies: 1896
Views: 66442

Re: Coronavirus Non Aviation Thread - April 2020

The suicides caused by the high unemployment of a global economic crash will kill more than the virus ever could. Get back to work! Again, Kemp has moved to get people back to work in Georgia, and the President, who he is an ardent supporter of, wrecked him for it ( again today! ) So who is right? ...

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by winginit
Fri Apr 24, 2020 2:22 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Biden's follies
Replies: 384
Views: 17611

Re: Biden's follies

So what? You seemed to think there going to be 250k dead by now. Gavin Newson said 25 million of his states residents would be infected by late May. So are you going to say Gavin Newsom was wrong? No you just go back to the partisan thing of attacking people you don't agree with and giving passes t...

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by winginit
Fri Apr 24, 2020 2:09 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Coronavirus Non Aviation Thread - April 2020
Replies: 1896
Views: 66442

Re: Coronavirus Non Aviation Thread - April 2020

To be clear, opening the United States' economy by way of lifting shelter in place restrictions is going to do absolutely nothing to prevent the 250 million deaths warned against in the WFP publication. Those deaths were not forecasted to take place in the United States, but instead a host of predo...

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by winginit
Fri Apr 24, 2020 2:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS to join OneWorld / AA to make SEA an Intl gateway
Replies: 1192
Views: 134042

Re: AS to join OneWorld / AA to make SEA an Intl gateway

Every carrier is going to be pushed into Chap 11 and some even Chap 7, the CEOs themselves are saying it every day. Uhm. No. Literally not one single CEO of a major US carrier has said that bankruptcy is a possible outcome. Doesn't mean it won't happen to a few carriers in the United States, but yo...

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by winginit
Fri Apr 24, 2020 2:00 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Biden's follies
Replies: 384
Views: 17611

Re: Biden's follies

What makes me wince is how you use these people's deaths as props just to get a guy elected. It's pretty sick. I mean you are actually rooting for people to die. Rooting for 50,000 to lose their lives so you can brag and say AHA! By all means please point out where I'm 'rooting for people to die'. ...

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by winginit
Fri Apr 24, 2020 12:53 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Coronavirus Non Aviation Thread - April 2020
Replies: 1896
Views: 66442

Re: Coronavirus Non Aviation Thread - April 2020

Good question. I guess the people should have a freedom to choose what to do. Throughout the history, when faced with an enemy and asked to go to the front to defend their way of living, facing almost certain death, some people just don't want to do it. We cannot force the people, it is not war. Ye...

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by winginit
Fri Apr 24, 2020 12:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines projects $2.1 billion pretax loss as coronavirus roils business, seeks more federal aid
Replies: 92
Views: 19368

Re: United Airlines posts $2.1 billion pretax loss as coronavirus roils business, seeks more federal aid

One of the nations big 4 DL/UA/AA/WN will likely go out of business in the next 12 months. The way things are headed day by day, I think we are clearly looking at another round of mergers. Hoping the big 4 stay, at least in name! For those who subscribe to Wolfe Research's aviation publications, yo...

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by winginit
Fri Apr 24, 2020 12:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS to join OneWorld / AA to make SEA an Intl gateway
Replies: 1192
Views: 134042

Re: AS to join OneWorld / AA to make SEA an Intl gateway

DL might consider concentrating on LAX...their competitors AA and UA are weakened and retrenching. Iit might be time to strike and have a true 'owner' of LAX. AS will fight to the death in SEA...will UA and AA in LAX? The only big money DL is really out in SEA is the cost of construction of their b...

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