Many things surprised me during my visits to China as it was such a cultural shock for me. One of the biggest things that remained on my mind for some time afterward is how travel within the country is monitored and is "authorized". At the train stations in Beijing and Shijiazhuang, before...Jump to post
87 octane..... I don't believe I can find something like that here in Western Europe. It's at leest 95 and up to 102. I used to drive a tuned VW turbo and needed at least 98 octane That's one of the many reasons fuel in Europe is more expensive than in North America. Our vehicles are generally engi...Jump to post
$2.93 per gallon yesterday in Denver...this is for 87 octane which is our mid-grade fuel. The media here always compares our 85 octane prices to the rest of the country's 87 and 88 octane prices, making Colorado's fuel price appear to be below the national average when in fact it is above the nation...Jump to post
If you're not a Chinese citizen this is going to be great for everyone else. On the whole the Chinese are the rudest and most disgusting tourists on the planet. They spit everywhere, throw trash around, have no concept of lines or social graces at all. They ignore signs and are just awful in genera...Jump to post
My fat upstairs neighbor upstairs regularly registers in the low 4.0s. 3.6 is a non-event, even in areas that normally do not experience earthquakes.Jump to post
The airport is closed for commercial flights today. Military and general aviation operations are not affected.
http://www.9news.com/article/news/local ... -540444587
I guess I won't complain about inch of overnight snow and the 45°F temperature drop from yesterday afternoon to this morning in Denver.
The drastic temperature swing bothers me more than the precip...
There are several users that frequent these political threads that cannot communicate as adults. I tune them out and I'm sure others do too as it's hard to take anything they say seriously when they sound like 12 year old boys insulting each other on a school bus.Jump to post
I am glad I gave up Soda last year. My wife gave up soda for good 5 years ago after being a Diet Mt Dew and Diet Coke drinker for almost 25 years. She's been trying to get me to follow and I know I should. I've made several attempts to do it myself in the past year or two. I can go up to a week wit...Jump to post
Delta would also operate ex-TWA 717s What does this have to do about a thread regarding former TWA 757s in Delta's fleet? The very last question the OP asks is if the exTWA 757s are among the last exTWA planes operating in the US. Indeed I missed that last sentence in the OP. My apologies to jbmitt...Jump to post
If there are any new forums created it should be one for all politics and religion discussions in order eliminate most of the hate in the Non-Aviation threads and some in the Civil Aviation threads. The stuff going on in a majority of the Non-Aviation threads lately is further hurting the reputation...Jump to post
I've become addicted to the cherry vanilla Coke Zero from Coca-Cola Freestyle machines lately. I find myself selecting where to go for lunch based on whether or not the restaurant has one of those machines. Was in a restaurant recently, where daughter no. 2 asked for a coke. 'We only have Pepsi, is ...Jump to post
Concourse C probably contains the only available space to put a new lounge. United is using every square inch of Concourse B. There's only one place in Concourse A to put a lounge and that space is already occupied by the AA/BA lounge. LH lounges are nice, though I've only been to the one in FRA. UA...Jump to post
I've done 4 different time zones in one day! DEN-LAX on Frontier Airlines LAX-ORD on Virgin America (new airline logged) ORD-YYZ on United Airlines This was done to set up flights on the following day: YYZ-JFK on TAM Brazil Airlines (new airline logged) JFK-DEN on jetBlue Airways (new airline logged)Jump to post
Who is in charge of Airliners.net at the moment? Is there a single person that has final authority regarding the content, direction, and everyday "goings-on" of this site? Is there a person who is responsible for several websites (accounts) and Airliners.net in just one site they are respo...Jump to post
The only champions in the middle of this are the NCAA, who will once again make hundreds of millions of dollars from exploiting young kids who risk life and limb for nothing. Time for the NBA and NFL to finally build their feeder systems and leave the universities to the role of educating. Please d...Jump to post
Coca Cola has had a long history of supporting conservative politicians and organizations due them being headquartered in the south. Much of their board being made up of conservative leaning business people doesn't help. I'd imagine many immigrant/first generation American business owners choose Pe...Jump to post
Their gameplan might just be to have a fleet of self-driving cars and eliminate the middleman entirely. Bingo. This is why Uber purchased all of the assets of the Microsoft Bing mapping program a few years ago. Uber was not happy that Google wasn't maintaining their basemaps in certain areas, so th...Jump to post
So are we going to start a new thread everytime a no-name politician or candidate says something stupid? Or just when a Republican no-name politician or candidate says something stupid?Jump to post
I have noticed in PHX lately that AA is getting very strict about enforcing the carry on rules for basic economy. I applaud tier efforts. It sounds like to me that AA is only enforcing carry on rules for BE because to not do so results in a loss of revenue. BE fare: Rigorous enforcement since the p...Jump to post
Did anyone notice the guy in the pick up who was working on the ramp just drove by it like it wasn't his problem. Real conscientious employee right there. I was having a meal at one of the food courts that overlooks the ramp in the center of one of the terminals at ATL a few years ago. I saw a bag ...Jump to post
I'm so tired of hearing about "think of the children!" "What about the children that walk to school?" Well I have news for you, kids don't walk to school any longer. I drive by an elementary school every day on my way to work about 20 minutes before classes start and I see a kid ...Jump to post
dragon6172 wrote:Looks as if it was pulled off the support nearest the waterway. The bridge deck on that end is flat on the ground.
Baggage fees never made sense to me. Airlines should charge for overhead bins and let the luggage in the hold fly free. There would be fewer annoying people using a bin 10 rows in front of their seat. This will never happen. Baggage handling is an expense for airlines. Passenger carryon bags cost t...Jump to post
Was that a new, all-time ANet record for the quickest blaming of Trump?Jump to post
Source: http://www.9news.com/article/news/local/pikes-peak-cog-railway-will-not-reopen-for-the-foreseeable-future/73-528583321 Fair use excerpt: The iconic Pikes Peak Cog Railway will not reopen for the Spring nor will it reopen for the foreseeable future. This comes after the historic railway close...Jump to post
1) Your subject line is incorrect. This is not a done deal yet.
2) Arizona and Hawaii stay on the same time all year round and everyone there continues to lead normal lives.
This sounds completely made up. The NYT article only lists 3 other incidents, one didn't even involve a firearm. There was a shooting at a school in Italy, Texas yesterday. One today in Kentucky. Someone please tell me when and where the other 9 school shootings have been in the United States since ...Jump to post
I was wondering what time today we'd get the daily "selected outrage" story about Republicans/Christians/Trump.Jump to post
Martin Luther King Jr would not be a democrat if he were alive today. He was pro life, pro family, and pro christian. He would be appalled at today's antics of the left/Democrats and BLM movement.Jump to post
Denver Int'l Airport once had a gate that had a rear jet bridge that extended over the wing of the aircraft. In April 2007 there was some kind of mechanical failure with the jet bridge and it fell onto the wing of a United Airlines 757 that just arrived from Boston causing quite a lot of damage to t...Jump to post
Here are the 7 times so far in 2017 that CNN has ran "fake news": http://dailycaller.com/2017/12/08/7-times-cnn-botched-the-news-in-2017/ It bothers me that many people in the United States as well as outside of the United States still get their news from a single source: Fake CNN news. In...Jump to post
Ah, loud mouth liberals complaining about free speech "violations" again. These are the same people that shut down and silence everyone that disagrees with them, but when one of their own does something stupid it's "What about free speech?!?". Outside of the government, your free...Jump to post
The gentleman who filmed this was sitting in the row ahead of me on the flight. I think he was from New Zealand if I recall correctly. ICN Farewell: https://www.facebook.com/groups/B747FC/permalink/1994829420735516/ https://scontent-mia3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t31.0-8/22859963_1160329904100665_84216102554...Jump to post
Aren't these kinds of upgrades done at the gate in a lot of cases? Half of that doesn't apply if so. If one doesn't drink, or it's a morning flight then the alcohol is a wash too. Not saying it's just as bad as coach, but $80 would be a large overpay A few upgrades do clear at the gate prior to dep...Jump to post
As a long time frequent flyer with United, I haven't been upgraded since I dropped down to gold status or less 3 years ago. Granted I do a lot of hub to hub flying, so that is to be expected. If United were to do something like this, it would not affect my decision to fly United. A few years ago whe...Jump to post