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by Brick
Mon Apr 30, 2018 6:35 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Mount Rushmore of NFL quarterbacks
Replies: 21
Views: 1288

Re: Mount Rushmore of NFL quarterbacks

Tom Brady, Brett Favre, Joe Montana, and Dan Marino.

Answers to this question probably depend on what era of the NFL you grew up in.

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by Brick
Mon Apr 30, 2018 6:25 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: China's creepy 'social credit' system
Replies: 37
Views: 2174

Re: China's creepy 'social credit' system

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...

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by Brick
Mon Apr 30, 2018 5:10 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Gas/petrol Prices in your area
Replies: 54
Views: 2047

Re: Gas/petrol Prices in your area

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...

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by Brick
Mon Apr 30, 2018 3:48 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Gas/petrol Prices in your area
Replies: 54
Views: 2047

Re: Gas/petrol Prices in your area

$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...

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by Brick
Sun Apr 29, 2018 8:36 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: China's creepy 'social credit' system
Replies: 37
Views: 2174

Re: China's creepy 'social credit' system

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...

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by Brick
Thu Apr 26, 2018 9:21 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Bill Cosby GUILTY in all 3 charges
Replies: 17
Views: 1077

Re: Bill Cosby GUILTY in all 3 charges

The news media is saying Cosby's lawyer was asleep during the trial at times...up to 30 minutes before waking up. I think it was planned to have the lawyer do this to provide grounds for a retrial in case Cosby was found guilty.

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by Brick
Tue Apr 24, 2018 5:17 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 9 Dead, rundown by vehicle in Toronto
Replies: 68
Views: 3284

Re: 9 Dead, rundown by vehicle in Toronto

What's with all of the America bashing in this thread? This happened in Canada and has nothing to do with the United States, guns, or the NRA.

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by Brick
Fri Apr 20, 2018 3:22 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 3.6 Magnitude quake hits Windsor Canada, felt in Metro Detroit
Replies: 11
Views: 841

Re: 3.6 Magnitude quake hits Windsor Canada, felt in Metro Detroit

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.

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by Brick
Tue Apr 17, 2018 2:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: COS Airport Fire - Terminal Closed
Replies: 22
Views: 3902

Re: COS Airport Fire - Terminal Closed

http://www.9news.com/article/news/local ... -540444587
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The airport is closed for commercial flights today. Military and general aviation operations are not affected.

http://www.9news.com/article/news/local ... -540444587

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by Brick
Fri Apr 13, 2018 2:28 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Minnesota bracing for historic... uh... "winter" storm
Replies: 28
Views: 1620

Re: Minnesota bracing for historic... uh... "winter" storm

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...

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by Brick
Thu Apr 05, 2018 8:05 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: President Trump is calling on the military to guard the US-Mexico border
Replies: 75
Views: 2650

Re: President Trump is calling on the military to guard the US-Mexico border

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.

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by Brick
Wed Apr 04, 2018 4:11 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Mexican Restaurant chains and Pepsi products
Replies: 24
Views: 1525

Re: Mexican Restaurant chains and Pepsi products

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...

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by Brick
Wed Apr 04, 2018 3:52 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Active Shooter YouTube HQ
Replies: 103
Views: 3488

Re: Active Shooter YouTube HQ

A liberal wacko shooting other liberals....Look for this shooting to drop off of the news cycle very quickly because it doesn't fit the left's narrative.

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by Brick
Tue Apr 03, 2018 5:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TW 757s remaining in DL Fleet
Replies: 43
Views: 7255

Re: TW 757s remaining in DL Fleet

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...

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by Brick
Tue Apr 03, 2018 5:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TW 757s remaining in DL Fleet
Replies: 43
Views: 7255

Re: TW 757s remaining in DL Fleet

jbmitt wrote:
Delta would also operate ex-TWA 717s


What does this have to do about a thread regarding former TWA 757s in Delta's fleet?

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by Brick
Tue Apr 03, 2018 5:39 pm
Forum: Site Related
Topic: New Forum Suggestions
Replies: 5
Views: 2037

Re: New Forum Suggestion

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...

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by Brick
Tue Apr 03, 2018 2:50 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Mexican Restaurant chains and Pepsi products
Replies: 24
Views: 1525

Re: Mexican Restaurant chains and Pepsi products

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 ...

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by Brick
Mon Apr 02, 2018 6:57 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: AE Centurion Lounge coming to DEN?
Replies: 10
Views: 1659

Re: AE Centurion Lounge coming to DEN?

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...

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by Brick
Mon Apr 02, 2018 4:34 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: We are all Irish tonight!
Replies: 20
Views: 750

Re: We are all Irish tonight!

MSPbrandon wrote:
Kevin Ware broke his leg pretty badly (open fracture, as it's called) 5 years ago.


Did he permanently lose the use of his leg after the injury? If not, that doesn't meet the "risk life and limb" criteria.

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by Brick
Mon Apr 02, 2018 4:27 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: 3 flights, 4 states in one day
Replies: 28
Views: 1855

Re: 3 flights, 4 states in one day

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)

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by Brick
Mon Apr 02, 2018 3:39 pm
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Who or What is Leading Airliners.net?
Replies: 4
Views: 2016

Who or What is Leading Airliners.net?

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...

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by Brick
Mon Apr 02, 2018 3:26 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: We are all Irish tonight!
Replies: 20
Views: 750

Re: We are all Irish tonight!

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...

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by Brick
Mon Apr 02, 2018 12:09 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Mexican Restaurant chains and Pepsi products
Replies: 24
Views: 1525

Re: Mexican Restaurant chains and Pepsi products

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...

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by Brick
Tue Mar 27, 2018 5:07 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Why is Uber involved with self driving cars?
Replies: 26
Views: 992

Re: Why is Uber involved with self driving cars?

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...

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by Brick
Sat Mar 24, 2018 12:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 4O To Launch SAT-BJX
Replies: 17
Views: 2268

Re: 4O To Launch SAT-BJX

Is it really all that hard to type "Interjet" in the subject line? Then in your post say "Interjet (4O)" before you rattle off a bunch of 4Os?

This would be a courtesy to the people that don't have IATA codes memorized for small Mexican airlines...

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by Brick
Sat Mar 17, 2018 10:27 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: GOP candidate that Insulted Shooting Survivors has dropped out
Replies: 16
Views: 1001

Re: GOP candidate that Insulted Shooting Survivors has dropped out

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?

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by Brick
Sat Mar 17, 2018 8:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Passengers fight on Southwest flight
Replies: 65
Views: 9369

Re: Passengers fight on Southwest flight

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...

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by Brick
Sat Mar 17, 2018 8:06 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Suitcase escapes at ATL, makes a run for freedom
Replies: 20
Views: 3492

Re: Suitcase escapes at ATL, makes a run for freedom

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 ...

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by Brick
Sat Mar 17, 2018 8:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Passengers fight on Southwest flight
Replies: 65
Views: 9369

Re: Passengers fight on Southwest flight

Tucker1 wrote:
Should be more regulations regarding the size of carry-ons.


The existing regulations need to be actually enforced before new ones are created.

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by Brick
Fri Mar 16, 2018 7:17 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Florida to go Daylight Savings time year-round
Replies: 57
Views: 2322

Re: Florida to go Daylight Savings time year-round

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 ...

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by Brick
Fri Mar 16, 2018 7:12 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Pedestrian bridge under construction near Miami collapses, several dead
Replies: 52
Views: 2915

Re: Pedestrian bridge under construction near Miami collapses, several dead

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.

This is exactly what I thought too. I don't think the cause of the collapse is going to be a true engineering failure, more like a handling error.

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by Brick
Fri Mar 16, 2018 7:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Passengers fight on Southwest flight
Replies: 65
Views: 9369

Re: Passengers fight on Southwest flight

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...

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by Brick
Fri Mar 16, 2018 3:26 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Pedestrian bridge under construction near Miami collapses, several dead
Replies: 52
Views: 2915

Re: Pedestrian bridge under construction near Miami collapses, several dead

Was that a new, all-time ANet record for the quickest blaming of Trump?

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by Brick
Thu Mar 15, 2018 2:08 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Pikes Peak Cog Railway Closed "For the Foreseeable Future"
Replies: 2
Views: 435

Pikes Peak Cog Railway Closed "For the Foreseeable Future"

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...

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by Brick
Sun Mar 11, 2018 9:00 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Death penalty for drug dealers?
Replies: 72
Views: 2710

Re: Death penalty for drug dealers?

einsteinboricua wrote:
Yes. Definitely. The death penalty will serve as deterrent. That's why people don't kill people...oh wait...


The death penalty is not supposed to be a deterrent. It is a punishment.

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by Brick
Fri Mar 09, 2018 4:45 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Florida to go Daylight Savings time year-round
Replies: 57
Views: 2322

Re: Florida to go Daylight Savings time year-round

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.

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by Brick
Thu Feb 22, 2018 6:06 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Potential for a Mass Protest at the NRA?
Replies: 25
Views: 921

Re: Potential for a Mass Protest at the NRA?

That's a long way to go and an expensive area to organize, transport, feed, and house a Rent-A-Mob. George Soros would be happy to foot the bill however.

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by Brick
Wed Jan 24, 2018 5:03 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Kentucky School Shooting Is 11th of Year. It’s Jan. 23.
Replies: 140
Views: 4834

Re: Kentucky School Shooting Is 11th of Year. It’s Jan. 23.

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 ...

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by Brick
Wed Jan 17, 2018 6:05 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Latest Profile in Republican Moral Courage
Replies: 29
Views: 1386

Re: The Latest Profile in Republican Moral Courage

I was wondering what time today we'd get the daily "selected outrage" story about Republicans/Christians/Trump.

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by Brick
Mon Jan 15, 2018 10:45 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What would Dr Martin Luther King, Jr think of President Trump?
Replies: 27
Views: 976

Re: What would Dr Martin Luther King, Jr think of President Trump?

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.

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by Brick
Fri Jan 12, 2018 9:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JFK Diverting Flights due to shear
Replies: 65
Views: 12363

Re: JFK Diverting Flights due to shear

jetBlue 26 is back in a holding pattern for JFK. Was diverted to EWR earlier (scheduled routing was TPA-JFK).

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by Brick
Fri Jan 12, 2018 7:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Express Embraer off Runway at BNA
Replies: 11
Views: 3483

Re: United Express Embraer off Runway at BNA

The flight number referenced in the local news story is a Trans States Airlines flight number. This would mean the aircraft type involved was a Embraer 145.

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by Brick
Fri Jan 05, 2018 4:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN dual boarding at DAL?
Replies: 21
Views: 3684

Re: WN dual boarding at DAL?

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...

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by Brick
Fri Jan 05, 2018 4:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Northeast USA Winter Storm 1/4 Thread
Replies: 313
Views: 32483

Re: Northeast Winter Storm 1/4 Thread

UPS2038 has given up on EWR and is now heading to PIT.

UPS5518 has also given up on EWR and is heading to Harrisburg (MDT).

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by Brick
Sat Dec 09, 2017 4:54 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The media's Russia probe meltdown: 3 screw-ups in one week
Replies: 44
Views: 2287

Re: The media's Russia probe meltdown: 3 screw-ups in one week

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...

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by Brick
Tue Nov 07, 2017 4:06 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Outrage over Press Secretary's Appearance
Replies: 56
Views: 2200

Re: Outrage over Press Secretary's Appearance

If it weren't for double standards, liberals wouldn't have any...

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by Brick
Tue Nov 07, 2017 4:03 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Woman fired for flipping off Trumps Motorcade
Replies: 56
Views: 2430

Re: Woman fired for flipping off Trumps Motorcade

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...

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by Brick
Mon Oct 30, 2017 3:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA accelerates 747-400 retirement
Replies: 427
Views: 97245

Re: UA accelerates 747-400 retirement

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...

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by Brick
Wed Oct 04, 2017 9:06 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: DL's Bastian sees loyalty upgrades ending
Replies: 36
Views: 4910

Re: DL's Bastian sees loyalty upgrades ending

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...

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by Brick
Wed Oct 04, 2017 8:41 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: DL's Bastian sees loyalty upgrades ending
Replies: 36
Views: 4910

Re: DL's Bastian sees loyalty upgrades ending

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...

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