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by OA412
Sun Feb 03, 2019 4:02 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Washington Measles Outbreak
Replies: 55
Views: 4058

Re: Washington Measles Outbreak

What’s really heartbreaking is I’m seeing articles discussing posts from the children if anti-vaxxers who are turning to the internet to find out how they can be vaccinated without parental consent. Children shouldn’t have to do that.

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by OA412
Sat Feb 02, 2019 6:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SIA brand overhaul
Replies: 134
Views: 23180

Re: Report: SQ brand set for major overhaul

Hmmm, the Singapore Girl image is also very sexist, not appropriate any more, if it ever was. And let’s not be ageist about older flight attendants either. I frankly don’t care how old my flight attendant is, or what gender, as long as they do their job professionally. This. 100%. The same goes for...

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by OA412
Sat Feb 02, 2019 4:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why doesn’t DL and AA fly NYC-Asia?
Replies: 61
Views: 10897

Re: Why doesn’t DL and AA fly NYC-Asia?

Wasn't NW strong in Asia as well? I wonder why can't DL follow its lead. Northwest was a powerhouse in Asia Hence the Moniker Northwest Orient. Somehow after the merger Delta seems to have squandered all of that and I'm not sure they can get it back as all the team that had that knowledge seems to ...

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by OA412
Fri Feb 01, 2019 11:19 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Looks like the Governor of Virginia has a lot of explaining to do
Replies: 314
Views: 16776

Re: Looks like the Governor of Virginia has a lot of explaining to do

He needs to resign. This stuff wasn’t acceptable when it was being done on the reg through the 60s, there’s simply no excuse for it in 1984. There isn’t a credible excuse he can use to justify this BS.

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by OA412
Fri Feb 01, 2019 6:33 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Best Medicine for a Cold
Replies: 28
Views: 1883

Re: Best Medicine for a Cold

I’m battling one now. I usually just take a few over the counter medications for the symptoms, I.e. ibuprofen for fever and headache, cough drops, and sometimes cough syrup. My doc prescribed some cough syrup with codeine to help me sleep and it really did the trick last night. Otherwise, lost of re...

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by OA412
Fri Feb 01, 2019 4:33 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Youngest member of Manson family recommended for parole
Replies: 43
Views: 2085

Re: Youngest member of Manson family recommended for parole

Wait you are the one getting emotional and you are calling other's bleeding hearts? Cold hard facts: If they pose no threat to the public, they have completed their sentence (and release is an option in their current sentence) or they have demonstrated rehabilitation, get them off the public welfar...

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by OA412
Wed Jan 30, 2019 4:34 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Stacey Abrams to give SOTU response.
Replies: 88
Views: 5234

Re: Stacey Abrams to give SOTU response.

Is she actually smart enough to digest, process and give an informed rebuttal regarding the actual contents of the speech or will she simply be performing the usual democrat ritual of reading text from a teleprompter that was prepared from party talking points before the speech was even given? I'm ...

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by OA412
Wed Jan 30, 2019 4:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Official: Delta will postpone A220 operations
Replies: 75
Views: 28670

Re: Official: Delta will postpone A220 operations

DL is just doing it because the A220 is new and they know some people are flying the plane just because of that. This isn’t something completely new, as someone mentioned UA gave refunds/waived fees with the 787 when that was new if the plane got switched. Now go to DL for a refund when your A321 g...

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by OA412
Tue Jan 29, 2019 9:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta AMS-JFK Cancels for Drunk FO
Replies: 134
Views: 25673

Re: Delta AMS-JFK Cancels for Drunk FO

And DAL tries to say it was cancelled for a mechanical. *Shakes head* The article you linked to specifically indicates that DL confirmed to them that the flight was cancelled due to a crew duty issue. It does note that they told a different site that it was cancelled as a mechanical issue. They sho...

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by OA412
Tue Jan 29, 2019 6:31 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Meghan McCain, trumps GOP scares me
Replies: 52
Views: 2724

Re: Meghan McCain, trumps GOP scares me

This. As well, there seems to be this idea floating around that there are just tons of MDs waiting around to carve up babies all over the place. The absurdity of the notion that this can happen for something less than a medical demand is beyond remarkable. :checkmark: I wish I could dig up an artic...

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by OA412
Mon Jan 28, 2019 7:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM 100th Anniversary Plans?
Replies: 24
Views: 4639

Re: KLM 100th Anniversary Plans?

Thanks for posting this. I've been wondering the same thing. I know they weren't founded until October 1919, so we're still many months away from their 100th anniversary, but they've been oddly silent about the whole thing. For what it's worth, I'd love to see some retrojets, particularly a 744 in t...

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by OA412
Mon Jan 28, 2019 4:20 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Commerce Chief "Why don't they just get loans?"
Replies: 151
Views: 6729

Re: Commerce Chief "Why don't they just get loans?"

I know this is more Site Related territory, but I did want to respond to this. We have begged and pleaded for paid memberships, but it's not a priority with the powers that be. I wish it was, because it's frustrating for everyone involved. Here's an interesting question though: if paid membership r...

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by OA412
Mon Jan 28, 2019 4:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Official: Delta will postpone A220 operations
Replies: 75
Views: 28670

Re: Official: Delta will postpone A220 operations

As of last check, AA's contract of carriage includes aircraft changes as a reason to cancel. So you don't need a "goodwill" offer. Much superior to DL's policy. I've even had success getting partial compensation from UA after the trip was taken. Point is, every carrier worth their salt wi...

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by OA412
Fri Jan 25, 2019 6:53 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Commerce Chief "Why don't they just get loans?"
Replies: 151
Views: 6729

Re: Commerce Chief "Why don't they just get loans?"

The quality of discussion here has taken a nosedive since free accounts were allowed. I've been on here for 13 years and was a paid "first class" member when that was still a thing. I rarely look at a.net NonAv anymore because so many discussions have degenerated into political nonsense a...

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by OA412
Thu Jan 24, 2019 7:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Passenger suing United for shattered windscreen and fear it caused
Replies: 91
Views: 15109

Re: Passenger suing United for shattered windscreen and fear it caused

If you are receiving harassing PMs, please just report them so we can take action. Thank you!

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by OA412
Thu Jan 24, 2019 5:03 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why didn't NW order the 747-300?
Replies: 53
Views: 6612

Re: Why didn't NW order the 747-300?

I thought KLM had 747-200SUD (with the Stretched Upper Deck option). I didn't think they had 743's. Can anybody verify? The majority of their classic 747s were the SUD variety, but they did purchase 6 743s as well . 3 per several websites. Thanks for the correction. I just went off the info here, b...

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by OA412
Thu Jan 24, 2019 3:56 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why didn't NW order the 747-300?
Replies: 53
Views: 6612

Re: Why didn't NW order the 747-300?

ah, the short lived, never loved, B743. lasted only a bunch of years on B. pricelists. the last civilian plane with the JT9D, am I right? I remember a friend of mine in 5th grade sent me a postcard of a KLM B743 from Australia, the plane he travelled onto for his Aussie trip... was there something ...

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by OA412
Wed Jan 23, 2019 6:15 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: MAGA-Clad Teens Harass and Mock Native American Vet
Replies: 265
Views: 13862

Re: MAGA-Clad Teens Harass and Mock Native American Vet

Since the personal attacks keep on coming, this thread is now locked.

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by OA412
Sun Jan 20, 2019 11:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why can’t UAL close the revenue/ profit gap with DAL ?
Replies: 170
Views: 21199

Re: Why can’t UAL close the revenue/ profit gap with DAL ?

Please just discuss the issue respectfully without resorting to personal attacks. If you can’t do that, avoid the thread. Better yet, if you don’t like what a particular user has to say, use the foe button and save us the time it takes to delete all the childish back and forth.

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by OA412
Sun Jan 20, 2019 5:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines ordered to pay Virgin America flight attendants for unpaid wages for duty time, etc.
Replies: 55
Views: 8708

Re: Alaska Airlines ordered to pay Virgin America flight attendants for unpaid wages for duty time, etc.

Please stick to the topic at hand and leave blatant political commentary out of it. Politics belongs in the non aviation forum.

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by OA412
Sun Jan 20, 2019 5:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ed Bastian on SLC: "One of the things I’d like to be able to do is create an Asian route"
Replies: 64
Views: 8980

Re: Ed Bastian on SLC: "One of the things I’d like to be able to do is create an Asian route"

LH to FRA or DL to FCO is just silly talk. LH is indeed far fetched. They’re not going to serve SLC When they already serve DEN and DL has SLC-Europe well covered. However, I don’t think FCO is that far fetched. Sure it’s not a huge market, but airlines can pretty much fill any flight to Rome in su...

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by OA412
Sun Jan 20, 2019 4:19 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The shaving thread (all parts)
Replies: 37
Views: 2823

Re: The shaving thread (all parts)

I sport a beard year round, so I just shave my neck area. I also shave my head. For both I use a Gillette Mach 3 (Norelco trimmer for my beard), which I’ve found to be an excellent razor that rarely causes cuts. If I do cut myself, I have an alum block to help stop the bleeding. I tried an electric ...

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by OA412
Thu Jan 17, 2019 4:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First Look: United reveals new uniforms
Replies: 155
Views: 23065

Re: First Look: United reveals new uniforms

I suspect the picture of the flight attendant with blouse is throwing everyone off. If you look at the picture of the FA wearing the trench coat, you can see the same pattern blouse underneath. If that blouse was better fitting/tucked in, it’s not nearly as off putting. Indeed, as I took a closer l...

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by OA412
Thu Jan 17, 2019 3:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First Look: United reveals new uniforms
Replies: 155
Views: 23065

Re: First Look: United reveals new uniforms

Overall they’re not bad, nothing groundbreaking, but also not awful, other than that FA blouse thing. That thing is hideous. I agree the color palette is sort of all over the place, which Amy point to a new livery. https://www.gannett-cdn.com/presto/2019/01/16/USAT/588ef420-4ba5-44a6-99ac-a757a74f26...

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by OA412
Wed Jan 16, 2019 7:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Air Lines announces 2018 Q4 results
Replies: 84
Views: 13306

Re: Delta Air Lines announces 2018 Q4 results

When your main competitor is growing faster in the Pacific and posts healthy unit revenue gains, I don't think avoiding the question with excuses is fair to investors. Their main competitor has SFO, DL does not. Note that the VAST majority of Pacific expansion from UA has been at SFO. Outside IAH-S...

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by OA412
Wed Jan 16, 2019 3:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA orders 4 More 777-300ERs - What Routes?
Replies: 53
Views: 13199

Re: UA orders 4 More 777-300ERs - What Routes?

Yes there is already a UA fleet thread, but not everyone reads that. This news is interesting enough that its own thread is warranted.

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by OA412
Tue Jan 15, 2019 5:38 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Steve King removed from committees due to white supremacist comments
Replies: 59
Views: 4036

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

In this case, the Republicans acted swiftly and appropriately. No they didn't. Steve King has been a vocal racist for years. It took him asking why it is a bad thing to be a Neo-Nazi, member of the KKK, other hate group, etc. for them to actually do anything about it. They have yet to do anything m...

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by OA412
Mon Jan 14, 2019 3:44 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: US politics: 2019 Liberal Discussion Thread
Replies: 59
Views: 3693

Re: US politics: 2019 Liberal Discussion Thread

“Better nuclear winter than more letters in LGBTQ” It doesn’t get more terrifying that this type of mindset. Many on the right are perfectly willing to destroy everything if it means sticking it to liberals. Truth be told, I don't agree with the mentality either. However, regarding the "more l...

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by OA412
Mon Jan 14, 2019 3:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DELTA and the A350
Replies: 6
Views: 1311

Re: DELTA and the A350

Already a lengthy discussion on this topic.

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by OA412
Fri Jan 11, 2019 7:10 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Woman in Vegetative State Gives Birth!
Replies: 60
Views: 3535

Re: Woman in Vegetative State Gives Birth!

An interesting development in the case that may have Fourth Amendment complications. A warrant has been served to obtain DNA samples form all the males employed by the care facility. So, every male is suspect, regardless of means, motive or opportunity? What about male visitors to the facility? Wil...

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by OA412
Fri Jan 11, 2019 5:36 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Woman in Vegetative State Gives Birth!
Replies: 60
Views: 3535

Re: Woman in Vegetative State Gives Birth!

An interesting development in the case that may have Fourth Amendment complications. A warrant has been served to obtain DNA samples form all the males employed by the care facility. So, every male is suspect, regardless of means, motive or opportunity? What about male visitors to the facility? Wil...

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by OA412
Fri Jan 11, 2019 5:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How is the A350 performing for DL
Replies: 261
Views: 56321

Re: How is the A350 performing for DL

go take it up with the DL pilots...I'm done with it. DL uprated to 275t purely for the lulz, gotcha. theology No. For the cargo. As mentioned. Best regards Thomas sorry, is this an english comprehension thing or something? FOR delta the a350 that THEY ordered, the 268t 359, was not doing the routes...

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by OA412
Thu Jan 10, 2019 8:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue does it need to be saved from its management?
Replies: 251
Views: 30101

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

From the latest Air Travel Consumer Report (data for OCT 2018) On-Time Arrivals (all data mainline only) How about including Delta Connection and American Eagle? JetBlue operates all their own flights; they don't have poor performing regional airline flights to cancel when they want to make their m...

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by OA412
Thu Jan 10, 2019 8:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Denver Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 247
Views: 40359

Re: Denver Aviation Thread - 2019

As much of a DEN homer as I am, I can't imagine too many more overseas adds besides more transatlantic. The ME3 and TK have slowed their growth, and even DEN might be a stretch for them. No other Asia destination seems as obvious of a slam dunk as UA to NRT was, either. They certainly are slowing g...

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by OA412
Wed Jan 09, 2019 1:22 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: "Mistaken Identity" in Original search for Houston 7-year old's killer
Replies: 25
Views: 1940

Re: "Mistaken Identity" in Original search for Houston 7-year old's killer

Please stick to the topic. The Duke lacrosse case has nothing to do with this sad case.

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by OA412
Fri Dec 21, 2018 7:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta ask DOT for flexibility to move Haneda gateways
Replies: 145
Views: 20985

Re: Delta ask DOT for flexibility to move Haneda gateways

I love how bend out of shape everyone gets on this HND threads. Its actually pretty funny. Indeed! People are practically foaming at the mouth in each HND thread. It's also funny seeing so many avowed free-market, anti-regulation types get bent out of shape when a private corporation asks the gover...

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by OA412
Fri Dec 21, 2018 7:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta ask DOT for flexibility to move Haneda gateways
Replies: 145
Views: 20985

Re: Delta ask DOT for flexibility to move Haneda gateways

I love how bend out of shape everyone gets on this HND threads. Its actually pretty funny. Indeed! People are practically foaming at the mouth in each HND thread. It's also funny seeing so many avowed free-market, anti-regulation types get bent out of shape when a private corporation asks the gover...

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by OA412
Wed Dec 19, 2018 8:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Miami to Asia still in the works
Replies: 132
Views: 14025

Re: Miami to Asia still in the works

It seems to me that MIA-TPE would be a very long, thin route, but since it would be either BR or CI starting that route, maybe they'd go for it. It certainly wouldn't be AA starting that route. I'd say MIA-NRT is the best bet right now.

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by OA412
Wed Dec 12, 2018 6:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA announces SFO-DEL/MEL/YYZ; Expands AKL/AMS/PPT/ICN.
Replies: 507
Views: 73811

Re: United Airlines CEO to Make Historic Route Announcement Tomorrow (12/12)

Indeed, very underwhelming considering they're "reannouncing" many previously announced routes. It was more PR fluff than anything. I will say, I think some of the routes suggested will remain nothing but pipe dreams. SFO-SGN/BKK are both very long routes, without the sort of business comp...

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by OA412
Wed Dec 12, 2018 6:28 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Support Animal Rule Changes at Delta
Replies: 22
Views: 2144

Re: Support Animal Rule Changes at Delta

I bet we will see some ADA lawsuits. Those will be entertaining. Presumably it'd be an ACAA lawsuit but... It'd probably be a good thing to get that litigated and limit the "support" animals to actual trained service animals. Moreover, the vast majority of 8+ hour flights are going to be ...

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by OA412
Mon Dec 10, 2018 7:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Expansion at BOS with new routes including CLE, DCA, EWR, and ORD
Replies: 215
Views: 20899

Re: Delta Expansion at BOS with new routes including CLE, DCA, EWR, and ORD

They are still behind AA in LAX in Point of Sale based on a lot of routes I've looked at. So I certainly don't think there is any evidence to suggest that DL throwing money alone can solve their problems. It borders on irresponsible to say they are still behind AA in LAX POS "based on a lot of...

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by OA412
Thu Dec 06, 2018 11:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Airlines Split-Scimitar Retrofits?
Replies: 8
Views: 2202

Re: Southwest Airlines Split-Scimitar Retrofits?

I recently flew onboard a WN 73G with split scimitar winglets, and it happened to be one of the ex-Chinese aircraft they've recently acquired. Perhaps they were delivered to WN that way?

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by OA412
Thu Dec 06, 2018 5:12 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Worst Christmas song
Replies: 32
Views: 1671

Re: Worst Christmas snog

Is Baby its cold outside really considered a christmas song? I mean, strictly speaking, there's nothing in the song that hints at holiday cheer or christmas in some form. I mean it's no more a Christmas song than Nelly's Hot in Herre is a Labor Day song... Strictly speaking, it's not. It's winter-t...

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by OA412
Thu Dec 06, 2018 5:09 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: "Democracy must be learned by every generation"
Replies: 61
Views: 2914

Re: "Democracy must be learned by every generation"

I've been thinking about the wording. It says "learned" not "taught". That implies that it is up to the current generation to learn, and embrace, democracy, and not incumbent on the previous generation(s) to teach it. So, how do we feel about that formulation? Do we have an obli...

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by OA412
Thu Dec 06, 2018 4:53 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Worst Christmas song
Replies: 32
Views: 1671

Re: Worst Christmas snog

I actually like most Christmas music (yeah, yeah, yeah), but there are certainly a few that I think are pretty terrible. "Do They Know it's Christmas?" and "I want a Hippopotamus for Christmas" stand out as pretty bad. Anything by Mariah Carey, Madonna or Justin Bieber. Madonna's...

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by OA412
Tue Dec 04, 2018 11:18 pm
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Mods ignoring clickbait trash
Replies: 8
Views: 5063

Re: Mods ignoring clickbait trash

The EK NCL thread is a link to CNN, not YouTube, so there is no self-promotion there. With respect to the FI post, I do not know whether that is the user's personal YouTube, so I cannot jump the gun and delete without some form of evidence. We do have rules specifically disallowing promotion of your...

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by OA412
Tue Dec 04, 2018 6:34 pm
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Mods ignoring clickbait trash
Replies: 8
Views: 5063

Re: Mods ignoring clickbait trash

Well, first of all, we often rely on member's to report posts because we're not on every forum and we also don't read every single thread. With respect to the two posts you've cited, I actually don't see why they're "clickbait trash." I watched the EK video last night, and it's actually pr...

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by OA412
Mon Dec 03, 2018 2:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines passenger left in wheelchair overnight at airport after flight was canceled
Replies: 116
Views: 14590

Re: American Airlines passenger left in wheelchair overnight at airport after flight was canceled

Just curious as to how an airline can determine if a person is fit to travel alone? A designated Complaint Resolution Official (CRO) from the airline will determine whether or not a person can travel alone, and this is based on whether they have the physical and mental ability to aid in their own e...

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by OA412
Fri Nov 30, 2018 5:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest grounds 34 planes for maintenance inspection.
Replies: 68
Views: 14276

Re: Southwest grounds 34 planes for maintenance inspection.

Personally I feel extremely safe on WN as I do pretty much any other carrier I might fly. Having said that, aside from the recent WN fatality, when was the last US passenger fatality attributed to poor or improper maintenance? Last one I can think of was AS261. I believe Air Midwest 5481 was the la...

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by OA412
Fri Nov 30, 2018 5:06 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Fridge recommendations?
Replies: 37
Views: 1526

Re: Fridge recommendations?

I've always had good luck with Whirlpool. I've been in my current apartment for 4.5 years now. It had all-new Maytag appliances when I moved in, and I've had no issues with any of them.

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