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by jtamu97
Tue Jun 07, 2005 11:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Whale Sharks Survive UPS Flight
Replies: 12
Views: 3258

RE: Whale Sharks Survive UPS Flight

It is very interesting to see how these fish were moved, however it is sad as well. I have seen many of these in the wild and they are magnificent creatures. I cannot imagine they will survive long in captivity as 13 feet is merely a baby...Anyways an awesome move by UPS by keeping them alive for th...

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by jtamu97
Thu Jun 02, 2005 5:16 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: AC Service GRU-YYZ
Replies: 15
Views: 4171

RE: AC Service GRU-YYZ

PZ, Where are you flying from on <acronym title="American Airlines (USA)">AA</acronym>..I flew out of Dallas last year on the 763 and that must have been the oldest one in their fleet. I like <acronym title="American Airlines (USA)">AA</acronym>, but the plane was not in great shape and the flight a...

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by jtamu97
Thu Jun 02, 2005 5:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Funny ATC Dialogues :)
Replies: 94
Views: 62737

RE: Funny ATC Dialogues :)

Heard on Houston frequency from what I remember: Controller: <acronym title="Continental Airlines (USA)">CO</acronym> 123 descend and maintain <acronym title="Airtran (USA)">FL</acronym> 180 CO123: Request Lower Controller: In a lower Voice-Co123 how is this <img src="/discussions/graphics/smil...

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by jtamu97
Sat May 28, 2005 11:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 727, Named Jarman Kano, Any Help?
Replies: 2
Views: 2618

RE: Boeing 727, Named Jarman Kano, Any Help?

Kam Air, Afghanistans first private airline is wet leasing this 727 registration 5N-BFY from Freedom Air Services of Nigeria. This courtesy of the newest issue of Airways-July 2005.

Later,
Jay

[Edited 2005-05-28 16:16:45]

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by jtamu97
Sat May 28, 2005 12:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How Many B-727s Still Carry Passengers?
Replies: 39
Views: 6626

RE: How Many B-727s Still Carry Passengers?

I flew a TAME 727-100 I believe to the Galapagos years ago from Quito and that was an experience landing at San Cristobal! My last 727 flight ever was on Delta from <acronym title="Atlanta - Hartsfield-Jackson International (The William B Hartsfield) (ATL / KATL), USA - Georgia">ATL</acronym> to <ac...

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by jtamu97
Fri May 27, 2005 5:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is Continental In Crisis?
Replies: 8
Views: 2671

RE: Is Continental In Crisis?

AA757, that is one of the funniest responses I have read in a while...I have not heard anything remotely close to this.

But I be done seen bout everything when I see an Elephant fly!

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by jtamu97
Fri May 27, 2005 4:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Question For All Pilots...
Replies: 9
Views: 4288

RE: Question For All Pilots...

I agree with the above responses....I always dreamed of being a pilot as a kid and always wanted to fly for Pan Am..Anyways, I still to this day go back and forth about if I made the right decision or not. I lost many nights of sleep debating should I stay in College, get my degree, and fly for fun....

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by jtamu97
Fri May 27, 2005 4:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA No Luxury Liner Anymore?
Replies: 72
Views: 11395

RE: AA No Luxury Liner Anymore?

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by jtamu97
Fri May 27, 2005 4:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Strange Plane Crash
Replies: 15
Views: 6622

RE: Strange Plane Crash

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by jtamu97
Fri May 27, 2005 3:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How Many B-727s Still Carry Passengers?
Replies: 39
Views: 6626

RE: How Many B-727s Still Carry Passengers?

I believe TAME in Ecuador still flies them as well. It seems like there are quite a few in Central and South America. <br><center><font color="#EEEEEE" size="1" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva"><a href="/open.file/839190/L/" target="_blank">View Large</a> <a href="/open.file/839190/M/" target="_blank...

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by jtamu97
Fri May 27, 2005 3:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Strange Plane Crash
Replies: 15
Views: 6622

RE: Strange Plane Crash

They are a little common, but I cannot recall ever seeing one sitting on top of another one with everything intact and the pilots unharmed. Normally the planes and or pilots do not survive. Also, these crop dusters tend to land in any direction, at a low altitude without making any radio calls. I ha...

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by jtamu97
Fri May 27, 2005 2:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CO Diverts For Smoke In Cabin
Replies: 9
Views: 4466

RE: CO Diverts For Smoke In Cabin

Looks like it is normally a 737-500 but not exactly sure about today.

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by jtamu97
Fri May 27, 2005 1:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Strange Plane Crash
Replies: 15
Views: 6622

Strange Plane Crash

Take a look at this that happened yesterday at an airport about 60 miles away from me: <a href="http://www.kbtv4.tv/news/default.asp?mode=shownews&id=8675" target=_blank>http://www.kbtv4.tv/news/default.asp?mode=shownews&id=8675</a> Guess communication is a bit important and let's try and keep this ...

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by jtamu97
Tue May 24, 2005 5:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Has A Pilot Ever Died Mid-flight?
Replies: 51
Views: 12736

RE: Has A Pilot Ever Died Mid-flight?

Had my first post wrong..This guy fell ill, but nonetheless and interestong story: <a href="http://www.airliners.net/discussions/general_aviation/read.main/1037837/" target=_blank>http://www.airliners.net/discussions...eneral_aviation/read.main/1037837/</a> Later, J<br><br>[Edited 2005-05-23 22:29:15]

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by jtamu97
Tue May 17, 2005 1:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL Ending BPT Service...
Replies: 4
Views: 2787

RE: DL Ending BPT Service...

I would not be surprised to see <acronym title="Continental Airlines (USA)">CO</acronym> Express go all turbo prop unless they have contractual obligations to keep one <acronym title="Royal Jordanian">RJ</acronym> on the route. <acronym title="Beaumont / Port Arthur - Southeast Texas Regional (Jeffe...

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by jtamu97
Thu May 05, 2005 5:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How Far Can You Go Until Considered A Threat?
Replies: 2
Views: 3601

RE: How Far Can You Go Until Considered A Threat?

Unfortunately if it was only that one case of verbal abuse she does not seem to be "threat". A major A-hole but not really a threat. While I agree about the emergency exit that one baffles me. When we were in South Africa the flight attendants would mke sure the passenger in the exit aisle spoke flu...

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by jtamu97
Wed May 04, 2005 4:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ding! You Are Now Free To Fly To Dallas!"
Replies: 81
Views: 12511

RE: Ding! You Are Now Free To Fly To Dallas!"

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by jtamu97
Sat Apr 30, 2005 2:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Judge Allows Saudi Plane To Leave San Antonio
Replies: 9
Views: 3958

RE: Judge Allows Saudi Plane To Leave San Antonio

Here is a thread from a while back showing the possible registration:

https://www.airliners.net/discussions...eral_aviation/read.main/1497562/6/

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by jtamu97
Fri Apr 29, 2005 4:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B-777 Landing At Love Field...
Replies: 40
Views: 11093

RE: B-777 Landing At Love Field...

I am sure that is who the lease is through just like my house. Wells Fargo would own t if I stopped paying the mortgage.

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by jtamu97
Fri Apr 29, 2005 4:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B-777 Landing At Love Field...
Replies: 40
Views: 11093

RE: B-777 Landing At Love Field...

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by jtamu97
Wed Apr 27, 2005 12:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Continental Golden Jets?
Replies: 22
Views: 4180

RE: Continental Golden Jets?

As a kid we would fly to <acronym title="Washington - Ronald Reagan National (DCA / KDCA), USA - Virginia">DCA</acronym> on the 727 or DC-9...I can't remember which one. However I loved when the pilots or the flight attendants would say "Welcome aboard flight ... non stop Golden Jet service to Washi...

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by jtamu97
Fri Apr 22, 2005 2:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Do Any Airlines Sell Seats On Freighters
Replies: 37
Views: 8470

RE: Do Any Airlines Sell Seats On Freighters

I could be totally wrong, as I have been known to be once or twice in my life, but it seems the attempted hijacking of the Fed Ex plane years ago changed all of this. I think you used to be able to purchase a ticket on certain routes and this was I think maybe 2 or 3 seats. I can't remember if the g...

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by jtamu97
Sat Apr 16, 2005 2:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Colgan Air (a.k.a. CO Connection) DRT-IAH
Replies: 11
Views: 3134

RE: Colgan Air (a.k.a. CO Connection) DRT-IAH

JHooper, Get one of your buddies to fly you down there. Too bad I am in Beaumont..Del Rio would cost about as much as <acronym title="Continental Airlines (USA)">CO</acronym> in my Arrow with the outrageous fuel prices! Seriously though, I kow some people that have called airports in the Houston are...

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by jtamu97
Fri Apr 15, 2005 11:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: "Air Emergency" On National Geographic
Replies: 46
Views: 12004

RE: "Air Emergency" On National Geographic

Derik, I was kind of wondering the same thing when watching the show. I was telling my wife who was horrified, there had to be some way of knowing a little bit about the position of the aircraft. I guess what confused the pilots were the false readings being given by the auto pilot since it was not ...

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by jtamu97
Fri Apr 15, 2005 5:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Longest 747 Flight In The World?
Replies: 52
Views: 23214

RE: Longest 747 Flight In The World?

As I mentioned earlier SAA did fly non stop from <acronym title="Atlanta - Hartsfield-Jackson International (The William B Hartsfield) (ATL / KATL), USA - Georgia">ATL</acronym>-<acronym title="Cape Town - International (D.F. Malan) (CPT / FACT), South Africa">CPT</acronym>. <acronym title="New York...

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by jtamu97
Fri Apr 15, 2005 12:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Compensation For A/c Crash Survivors?
Replies: 44
Views: 4273

RE: Compensation For A/c Crash Survivors?

Just a reminder too..If in fact he is not a real attorney, the impersanation is punishable by law in Texas. Guess I could also ask one of my good high school buddies if he knows anything about this guy.

[Edited 2005-04-14 17:53:24]

[Edited 2005-04-14 18:00:47]

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by jtamu97
Fri Apr 15, 2005 12:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Longest 747 Flight In The World?
Replies: 52
Views: 23214

RE: Longest 747 Flight In The World?

SAA used to operate the 747-400 from <acronym title="Atlanta - Hartsfield-Jackson International (The William B Hartsfield) (ATL / KATL), USA - Georgia">ATL</acronym>-<acronym title="Cape Town - International (D.F. Malan) (CPT / FACT), South Africa">CPT</acronym> non stop. That was a fairly long figh...

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by jtamu97
Thu Apr 14, 2005 5:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: "Air Emergency" On National Geographic
Replies: 46
Views: 12004

RE: "Air Emergency" On National Geographic

Thanks for the info...I did not think it was Avianca. Now I realize how important it was when my instructor used to place scotch tape over the static port to see if I was doing a detailed enough pre flight.

Later,
J

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by jtamu97
Thu Apr 14, 2005 3:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flights I'd Like From IAH...
Replies: 22
Views: 2812

RE: Flights I'd Like From IAH...

IAH-Moscow either <acronym title="Continental Airlines (USA)">CO</acronym> or AeroFlot <acronym title="Houston - George Bush Intercontinental (IAH / KIAH), USA - Texas">IAH</acronym>-Sydney-Qantas <acronym title="Houston - George Bush Intercontinental (IAH / KIAH), USA - Texas">IAH</acronym>-Singapo...

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by jtamu97
Thu Apr 14, 2005 3:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: "Air Emergency" On National Geographic
Replies: 46
Views: 12004

RE: "Air Emergency" On National Geographic

What is very interesting about this show is that most of the accidents in these programs show there was a series of events leading to one catastrophic event. The one I watched that got me the most was a 757 of Avianca or something, I cannot remember the exact airline. It departed and had trouble alm...

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by jtamu97
Wed Apr 13, 2005 5:44 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Just For Fun: Create An Airline Commercial Slogan
Replies: 49
Views: 7922

RE: Just For Fun: Create An Airline Commercial Slo

Always thought this was cheesy yet appealing.."Phillipine Air Lines (PAL) were you always have a PAL."

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by jtamu97
Tue Apr 12, 2005 4:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lots Of CO Activity At CRP Today
Replies: 4
Views: 4047

RE: Lots Of CO Activity At CRP Today

Ssides, <acronym title="Houston - George Bush Intercontinental (IAH / KIAH), USA - Texas">IAH</acronym> got slammed by storms around 10:00 or so this morning. When I was looking at the radar there seemed to be severe storms over <acronym title="Houston - George Bush Intercontinental (IAH / KIAH), US...

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by jtamu97
Mon Apr 11, 2005 11:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: South African To IAD
Replies: 18
Views: 3976

RE: South African To IAD

In the Golden Olden days, direct used to mean flying from one destination to another with one or more stops on the same aircraft. I remember looking at schedules and there was direct, plane change, non stop etc. A good example is the Southwest schedule. If the flight is direct the stops will be list...

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by jtamu97
Mon Apr 11, 2005 11:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will SA Keep ATL?
Replies: 17
Views: 2753

RE: Will SA Keep ATL?

I agree in thinking SAA will keep <acronym title="Atlanta - Hartsfield-Jackson International (The William B Hartsfield) (ATL / KATL), USA - Georgia">ATL</acronym> around for a while. The press release stated that <acronym title="Washington - Dulles International (IAD / KIAD), USA - Virginia">IAD</ac...

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by jtamu97
Mon Apr 11, 2005 11:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: El Al In TX Yesterday!
Replies: 18
Views: 3700

RE: El Al In TX Yesterday!

If he flew in close to Crawford then he probably went into TSTC: <a href="http://www.airnav.com/airport/KCNW" target=_blank>http://www.airnav.com/airport/KCNW</a> If he went into a base it probably would have been Fort Hood or Ellington. Too bd no body got any photos of wherever he was. Later, J

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by jtamu97
Sat Apr 09, 2005 4:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Any Airline Crash Close Calls?
Replies: 20
Views: 3909

RE: Any Airline Crash Close Calls?

After 9/11 there were many stories of people missing the doomed flights. Either by choice or being late or what not. I heard that some of those people had some guilt thinking they should have been on those planes and started to ponder why they were not on them for whatever reason. The only time I go...

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by jtamu97
Sat Apr 09, 2005 3:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bye Bye TSA.
Replies: 94
Views: 10253

RE: Bye Bye TSA.

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by jtamu97
Fri Apr 08, 2005 5:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CO Applies To Begin Flights To Shanghai
Replies: 17
Views: 3909

RE: CO Applies To Begin Flights To Shanghai

I can see about the financial aspect, I guess I am just always thinking about myself and Tourism. We had planned to go to China before SARS hit a few years ago. We were going <acronym title="Houston - George Bush Intercontinental (IAH / KIAH), USA - Texas">IAH</acronym>-<acronym title="Los Angeles -...

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by jtamu97
Fri Apr 08, 2005 3:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CO Applies To Begin Flights To Shanghai
Replies: 17
Views: 3909

RE: CO Applies To Begin Flights To Shanghai

Why are all the Asian flights starting up and being applied for leaving out of <acronym title="Newark - Liberty International (EWR / KEWR), USA - New Jersey">EWR</acronym>? Is it because of the population in the region, connections or what? Seems like the <acronym title="Houston - George Bush Interc...

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by jtamu97
Thu Apr 07, 2005 4:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nasa Flights In Texas
Replies: 9
Views: 3270

RE: Nasa Flights In Texas

Wil, The NASA jets come into <acronym title="Beaumont / Port Arthur - Southeast Texas Regional (Jefferson County) (BPT / KBPT), USA - Texas">BPT</acronym> to perform low instrument approaches. The most common one is the Localizer Backcourse to 30 and the ILS 12. They come in almost daily and fly ove...

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by jtamu97
Thu Apr 07, 2005 3:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nasa Flights In Texas
Replies: 9
Views: 3270

RE: Nasa Flights In Texas

You need to get a mini lab, they are good plane chasers. He was probably in Austin meeting with some client. I have heard he tends to file a lot of suits on behalf of individuals against large corporations, state agencies, etc. He must still be raking it in to have his own 737. Too bad nobody got a ...

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by jtamu97
Thu Apr 07, 2005 12:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nasa Flights In Texas
Replies: 9
Views: 3270

RE: Nasa Flights In Texas

We get NASA jets almost daily here at <acronym title="Beaumont / Port Arthur - Southeast Texas Regional (Jefferson County) (BPT / KBPT), USA - Texas">BPT</acronym> doing approaches and sometimes multiple times on the weekends. Sure is nice to see those jets flying over and my dog likes to chase them...

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by jtamu97
Wed Apr 06, 2005 3:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Crystal Airways.TPA...A Question
Replies: 9
Views: 2571

RE: Crystal Airways.TPA...A Question

It would be interesting to submit a resume just to see what happens and if you get a response. The website reminds me of the sites for all of the Virtual Airlines.

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by jtamu97
Fri Apr 01, 2005 7:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hijack Thread.
Replies: 23
Views: 3255

RE: Hijack Thread.

One of the most famous stories as well is that of D.B. Cooper. I did not know people hijacked planes to get to Cuba, but I do know there were many planes hijacked out of Cuba to try and get to the US. <a href="http://www.crimelibrary.com/criminal_mind/scams/DB_Cooper/" target=_blank>http://www.crime...

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by jtamu97
Fri Apr 01, 2005 7:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Max Cross-wind For Landing
Replies: 19
Views: 8561

RE: Max Cross-wind For Landing

Yes that is true plus it depends on the angle of a the crosswind and if the surface is wet or dry as well. A 10 degree, 50 degree, etc. and from looking around it looks like anywhere from 20kts to 35 kts is the maximum component for a 90 degree angle crosswind.

[Edited 2005-03-31 23:47:09]

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by jtamu97
Fri Apr 01, 2005 2:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hijack Thread.
Replies: 23
Views: 3255

RE: Hijack Thread.

Seems like TWA had some in there time and also seems like there was one in Beruit when I was a kid and showed the hijackers throwing a body out of the plane. I cannot remember the specific airlines or locations but I remember as a kid they did seem quite common on <acronym title="Virgin Express (Bel...

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by jtamu97
Thu Mar 31, 2005 7:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What Nationality Are You If Born Aloft?
Replies: 81
Views: 22824

RE: What Nationality Are You If Born Aloft?

Do the airlines make you pay for an extra seat once you have the baby? J/K!! Anyways interesting topic and while we are at the what if's..What if the baby was born the precise moment the aircraft is crossing the interntional dateline? Would be neat for the mom to go into labor on wednesday and give ...

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