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by Brick
Wed Oct 04, 2017 8:07 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: DL's Bastian sees loyalty upgrades ending
Replies: 36
Views: 4908

Re: DL's Bastian sees loyalty upgrades ending

"For Bastian, the idea of giving away premium seats for the same price as economy seats, or even upgrading frequent flyers for free, is no longer a profitable option." Funny, DL seems pretty profitable. They get rid of upgrades loyalty will disappear. Unless American and United follow as ...

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by Brick
Mon Oct 02, 2017 3:14 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Shooting at Las Vegas Casino
Replies: 383
Views: 15501

Re: Shooting at Las Vegas Casino

All those people at an open air concert and no one returned fire? They had the right to defend themselves, surely if they'd all be armed with like weapons they would've been able to confirm the source of the shooting and just obliterated the front of the Mandalay until this crazy killer was dead. I...

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by Brick
Fri Sep 29, 2017 3:25 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Women are allowed to drive in KSA
Replies: 52
Views: 2001

Re: Women are allowed to drive in KSA

Here is the car that they will be allowed to drive:

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by Brick
Wed Sep 27, 2017 5:43 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Case of the Ghost Airplane - on Google Earth
Replies: 4
Views: 597

Re: The Case of the Ghost Airplane - on Google Earth

Oh, I see it now. This looks like satellite imagery to me and an aircraft at high altitude (evident by the contrails) happened to be in the scene when the scene was captured. I work in the mapping industry and I see from time to time when an aircraft is captured below the imaging sensor. The wavines...

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by Brick
Wed Sep 27, 2017 5:12 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: DHS to collect social media information on all immigrants.
Replies: 26
Views: 1224

Re: DHS to collect social media information on all immigrants.

Have you bothered to read the Federal Register submission to see what is actually proposed? Sorry Bob, I didn't have time to read through a government website. I still have this other job thingy that pays the bills. This is the argumentative equivalent of saying "whatever" and walking away.

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by Brick
Wed Sep 27, 2017 5:09 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Case of the Ghost Airplane - on Google Earth
Replies: 4
Views: 597

Re: The Case of the Ghost Airplane - on Google Earth

As you zoom in and out you are likely hitting different photography dates. Different mission dates usually have a different scale, so the zoom level is going to determine which mission you see.

Do you have a latitude/longitude coordinate where you can see the plane?

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by Brick
Wed Sep 27, 2017 3:39 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Anyone here fly drones/quadcopters?
Replies: 12
Views: 1029

Re: Anyone here fly drones/quadcopters?

I don't operate a drone, or UAV as I call them (drones break things and kill people). I work in the mapping industry so of course everyone is trying to figure out how to do small scale mapping using UAVs rather than use expensive aircraft with expensive aerial cameras. I get a lot of mapping project...

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by Brick
Fri Sep 22, 2017 3:31 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Walmart cutting back on Christmas creep?
Replies: 23
Views: 1347

Re: Walmart cutting back on Christmas creep?

The Christmas merchandise is already in-store, it's just not out on the floor yet.

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by Brick
Thu Sep 07, 2017 9:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA announces IAH-SYD, starting Jan 18, 2018
Replies: 155
Views: 27549

Re: UA announces IAH-SYD, starting Jan 18, 2018

Here is a look at flight options "out east" on United to get to Sydney. I selected a sample date of January 24 and eliminated the large cities with plentiful connections to SFO and IAH (such as EWR, IAD, BOS). I did not consider connection times of less than 1 hour....booking a domestic to...

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by Brick
Sun Sep 03, 2017 4:56 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Delta Timetables, are they gone?
Replies: 8
Views: 5067

Re: Delta Timetables, are they gone?

What is the 7S8 listed for the equipment type for Aeromexico flights in the latest DL schedule? Is that a 737-800? If so, why is it not designated as a 738?

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by Brick
Sat Aug 26, 2017 9:03 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Harvey - Anyone here affected? (Hurricane Harvey)
Replies: 196
Views: 6662

Re: Harvey - Anyone here affected? (Hurricane Harvey)

Multiple media reports say the mayor of Rockport is confirming at least death in his city. Pictures from Rockport in various media websites show it took the full brunt of the hurricane when it made landfall. Many older and unreinforced structures all over town have significant and in some cases seve...

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by Brick
Tue Aug 22, 2017 3:11 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Solar Eclipse August 21 - will you be going to view it?
Replies: 60
Views: 3244

Re: Solar Eclipse August 21 - will you be going to view it?

I'm pretty sure I-25 between Colorado and Wyoming had the worst post-eclipse traffic in the entire country. The drive from central and eastern Wyoming back to the Denver metro after the eclipse ended was between 10 and 12 hours (in normal traffic it is less than 4 hours). One of my friends viewed th...

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by Brick
Thu Aug 17, 2017 6:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta 767-300 Last Flight Date?
Replies: 95
Views: 36303

Re: Delta 767-300 Last Flight Date?

I wonder about ATL-ANC when the 763s are gone. I understand winds aloft can make that flight often take a payload hit. A dummy booking for June 2018 on Delta's website shows this flight is scheduled to be operated by a 752. In fact, it's being operated by a 752 now. Flightaware shows since yesterda...

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by Brick
Thu Aug 17, 2017 1:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta 767-300 Last Flight Date?
Replies: 95
Views: 36303

Re: Delta 767-300 Last Flight Date?

If UA can run 757s from DEN to HNL, LIH, OGG, and KOA then DL can use a 757 from SLC. As several people have already pointed out, the SLC-HNL route is going to an A330 once the non-ER 763s are gone. UA uses the 752 DEN-KOA/OGG/LIH and back with no issues. Currently they are flown with RR powered 75...

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by Brick
Wed Aug 16, 2017 10:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SWISS phases out final Avro RJ100, Last flight was Aug 15 GVA-ZRH
Replies: 52
Views: 7155

Re: SWISS phases out final Avro RJ100, Last flight was Aug 15 GVA-ZRH

Can someone briefly explain the difference between an Avro RJ and a BAe-146?

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by Brick
Wed Aug 16, 2017 10:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta 767-300 Last Flight Date?
Replies: 95
Views: 36303

Re: Delta 767-300 Last Flight Date?

If UA can run 757s from DEN to HNL, LIH, OGG, and KOA then DL can use a 757 from SLC. As several people have already pointed out, the SLC-HNL route is going to an A330 once the non-ER 763s are gone.

Does anyone know the A330 routing to get it to SLC? Will it come from the LHR, CDG, or other city?

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by Brick
Tue Aug 15, 2017 5:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DEN picks up Westjet
Replies: 33
Views: 5745

Re: DEN picks up Westjet

Dominion301 wrote:
I'm guessing this will be on mainline and not Encore?


A dummy booking the first week of service shows this flight is scheduled to be operated by a 73W.

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by Brick
Mon Aug 14, 2017 2:17 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Solar Eclipse August 21 - will you be going to view it?
Replies: 60
Views: 3244

Re: Solar Eclipse August 21 - will you be going to view it?

I have plans to drive up to eastern Wyoming from Colorado to view the eclipse. I'm starting to fear traffic on I-25 and I-76 before and after the event may be worse than what we see during snowstorms. Additionally, I just found out that the solar glasses I purchased on Amazon are likely fake and I c...

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by Brick
Mon Aug 14, 2017 1:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DC9-87 Fire Protection Aircraft
Replies: 13
Views: 2313

Re: DC9-87 Fire Protection Aircraft

The aircraft is not a "DC-9-87". Only the series 83 and lower were certified as DC-9s. Aircraft after the 83 series were certified as McDonnell Douglas (MD-87, MD-88, and MD-90).

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by Brick
Wed Jul 26, 2017 2:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Denver Gate Additions
Replies: 2
Views: 954

Re: Denver Gate Additions

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This is being discussed in this thread:

viewtopic.php?f=3&t=1364979

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by Brick
Mon Jul 24, 2017 2:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pax 747's at LHR
Replies: 33
Views: 5717

Re: Pax 747's at LHR

Korean Air fly their 747-8i jumbos in to Heathrow. Thank you for creating a new account specifically for the purpose of pointing out what has already been mentioned at least 4 times. Korean Air fly their 747-8i jumbos in to Heathrow. Korean Air fly their 747-8i jumbos in to Heathrow. Ahh yes they d...

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by Brick
Sat Jul 22, 2017 7:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: VS21 (A333) Diverts from IAD to PHL - Weather?
Replies: 3
Views: 1618

Re: VS21 (A333) Diverts from IAD to PHL - Weather?

Other flights bound for PHL are starting to enter into holding patterns based on a quick glance at Flightaware, so yes this looks weather related. Checking the current weather radar, it looks like a couple of growing thunderstorms to the west is squeezing the arrival corridor.

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by Brick
Sat Jul 22, 2017 6:30 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Kids let someone drown without doing anything
Replies: 26
Views: 1895

Re: Kids let someone drown without doing anything

I wonder how many people who have responded to this thread actually watched the video. If they did, it's perfectly clear why the people who recorded the video did not help and instead choose whip our their phones to record. The media has traditionally referred to these type of people as "teens&...

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by Brick
Sat Jul 22, 2017 6:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SXM: Maho Beach Road to be rerouted following fatality
Replies: 67
Views: 14502

Re: SXM: Maho Beach Road to be rerouted following fatality

I asked about blast fences several times in the other thread but nobody replied to I but kept talking about the woman who lost her life there. So I'll ask it again here too, is placing blast fences a solution? Can they be placed when looking at the limited available space? What impact do blast fenc...

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by Brick
Tue Jul 18, 2017 4:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OKC Air Service Announcement 7/18 (new airline)
Replies: 34
Views: 6113

Re: OKC Air Service Announcement 7/18 (new airline)

Isn't this a resumption of service and not "new service"? I seem to recall Frontier serving OKC in the 2000s. Think it was using Lynx Aviation DHC8s to DEN, but that should still count as Frontier service.

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by Brick
Wed Jul 12, 2017 3:34 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: UA testing reselling cheap seats to biz pax for vouchers
Replies: 4
Views: 1353

Re: UA testing reselling cheap seats to biz pax for vouchers

Something like this has been possible for a long time. Back when I had Global Service status with United, one of the benefits was I could get a seat on any flight, even if it is sold out. The catch was I had to book a full Y fare. If this resulted in an oversold flight, volunteers were sought. Someo...

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by Brick
Sat Jul 08, 2017 4:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta "security incident" - passenger attempts to open exit door
Replies: 117
Views: 15994

Re: Delta "security incident" - passenger attempts to enter cockpit

One of my family members was the purser on that flight (the one who was not punched). In an e-mail from her, she said the guy was like the Incredible Hulk...he would just not go down. She broke a full wine bottle over his head and it did not phase him one bit....this guy doesn't seem like he was dru...

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by Brick
Fri Jun 30, 2017 7:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Eagle airport (KEGE) emergency?
Replies: 4
Views: 1081

Re: Eagle airport (KEGE) emergency?

http://www.9news.com/news/local/plane-c ... /453362159
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No details available yet, but it sounds like it went down in the field behind Costco.

http://www.9news.com/news/local/plane-c ... /453362159

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by Brick
Wed Jun 28, 2017 5:14 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Solar Eclipse August 21 - will you be going to view it?
Replies: 60
Views: 3244

Re: Solar Eclipse August 21 - will you be going to view it?

I took this day off for vacation to make sure I don't miss this. I live about 3 hours away from the center of the path of totality. My plan is to get up very early in the morning and position myself somewhere in the central part of Wyoming east of I-25 away from all roads and towns. I'm just going t...

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by Brick
Sat Jun 03, 2017 10:58 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Terrorist attack in London
Replies: 192
Views: 7258

Re: Possible terrorist attack in London - Breaking

Get ready to change your Facebook profile pic, light up some candles, and etc.

Europe has bigger problems to deal with right now than worrying about what the climate could be like in 100 years.

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by Brick
Fri May 26, 2017 6:33 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Little Caesar's Sued ($100m) By Muslim Patron For Using Pork Pepperoni
Replies: 67
Views: 5114

Re: Little Caesar's Sued ($100m) By Muslim Patron For Using Pork Pepperoni

The real crime here is someone is willing to eat "pizza" from Little Caesars. They are the 99¢ store of pizza chains.

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by Brick
Wed May 17, 2017 11:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Learjet crash at Toluca Mx (TLC)
Replies: 3
Views: 1032

Re: Learjet crash at Toluca Mx (TLC)

Ah, missed that. Thanks for the correction.

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by Brick
Wed May 17, 2017 10:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Learjet crash at Toluca Mx (TLC)
Replies: 3
Views: 1032

Re: Learjet crash at Toluca Mx (TLC)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2008_Mexi ... lane_crash
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A Learjet 45 with the same registration crashed in Mexico City in 2008.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2008_Mexi ... lane_crash

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by Brick
Wed May 17, 2017 10:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AC To Start Nonstop YVR-DEN
Replies: 3
Views: 1216

Re: AC To Start Nonstop YVR-DEN

This "great news" has been known since January 2017 when the route was announced by Air Canada.

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by Brick
Thu May 11, 2017 9:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's next for Denver Intl Airport
Replies: 185
Views: 30523

Re: What's next for Denver Intl Airport

Does anyone think Denver might see Lufthansa's A350 or even the seasonal A380 service.. Maybe the A350 on the MUC route in the winter. There are no gates at DEN that can handle the A380 as far as I know. What aircraft will replace British Airways 747s in the next few years. The same one that operat...

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by Brick
Thu May 11, 2017 8:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LA600: Lima - Los Angeles on an A320?
Replies: 7
Views: 2036

Re: LA600: Lima - Los Angeles on an A320?

For every question like this in this forum, before posting one should always:

1. Check Flightradar24
2. Check Flightaware
3. Check the flight status on the airline's website (most show the aircraft type).

Most of the time this will answer their question right there and avoid these kinds of topics.

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by Brick
Thu May 11, 2017 8:32 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Huckabee daughter to replace Sean Spicer?
Replies: 50
Views: 2137

Re: Huckabee daughter to replace Sean Spicer?

I too am really getting sick of this shit. About to leave AN for good...

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by Brick
Thu May 11, 2017 8:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LA600: Lima - Los Angeles on an A320?
Replies: 7
Views: 2036

Re: LA600: Lima - Los Angeles on an A320?

It's a Flightradar24 error. CC-BFU is currently flying Calamal to Santiago.

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by Brick
Thu Apr 27, 2017 3:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN CEO: Southwest to no longer overbook flights
Replies: 58
Views: 8096

Re: WN CEO: Southwest to no longer overbook flights

Gary Kelly the CEO of Southwest, said they have been working for years toward no overbookings and will not do so going forward. Nice corporate speak. He is essentially saying "We're trying to try to not overbook". Either allow overbooking or do not. As Yoda said, "Do or do not. There...

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by Brick
Thu Apr 27, 2017 1:43 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Verizon customer service?
Replies: 15
Views: 2323

Re: Verizon customer service?

Go with whatever network is the best where you live. Seriously. While there are some differences in the level of customer service with the cellular providers, they are all generally way down at the bottom of the list of customer satisfaction rankings...just above cable providers and car dealerships....

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by Brick
Sat Apr 22, 2017 4:42 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Best way to get from SFO to Emeryville?
Replies: 9
Views: 889

Re: Best way to get from SFO to Emeryville?

Thank you everyone for the suggestions, especially Airstud! I wound up taking BART to the Macarthur station and then caught the Emery Go Round which dropped me off right in front of my hotel. It was all easy (though I could have used ear plugs on the BART) and the price was right...$9.35.

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by Brick
Wed Apr 19, 2017 2:45 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Clearview font may make a return to U.S. road signs
Replies: 21
Views: 2027

Re: Clearview font may make a return to U.S. road signs

This all sounds like a solution looking for a problem...

"I can't read that exit sign on Interstate 70 because of the font used!" said no one ever.

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by Brick
Thu Apr 13, 2017 4:44 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Best way to get from SFO to Emeryville?
Replies: 9
Views: 889

Best way to get from SFO to Emeryville?

I'm flying into SFO on a Friday evening arriving shortly after 7:00pm. I need to get to a hotel near the Amtrak station in Emeryville after arrival. What is the best way to get there? Uber? BART to a nearby station and then Uber? I'm completely unfamiliar with the area, so I don't know if Uber is a ...

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by Brick
Thu Mar 30, 2017 2:16 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Raiders Are Moving-Again
Replies: 46
Views: 1802

Re: The Raiders Are Moving-Again

Can't wait to hear about all of the "off field" distractions by the Raiders players once they start playing in Las Vegas. Clubs, prostitutes, gambling, and other vices are found in major cities, but not in the 24-hour a day quantity that is available in Las Vegas. These young players with ...

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by Brick
Thu Mar 30, 2017 2:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Media Calls Electronics Ban Protectionism, Not Security
Replies: 1
Views: 446

Re: Media Calls Electronics Ban Protectionism, Not Security

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There's already a thread on this issue:

viewtopic.php?f=3&t=1358311

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by Brick
Sat Feb 18, 2017 5:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First Transaero 777 ferried to the scrappers
Replies: 15
Views: 6741

Re: First Transaero 777 ferried to the scrappers

www.southernx.com) which provides ferry services for a wide variety of aircraft types.
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GianiDC wrote:
Who are pilots on such ferry flights? Former UN pilots or are there some sort of freelancer pilots?


The flight was operated by Southern Cross Aviation (www.southernx.com) which provides ferry services for a wide variety of aircraft types.

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by Brick
Thu Feb 09, 2017 5:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spirit FLL Diversions?
Replies: 1
Views: 578

Re: Spirit FLL Diversions?

http://w1.weather.gov/data/obhistory/KFLL.html

http://w1.weather.gov/data/obhistory/KMIA.html
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Both FLL and MIA had zero visibility fog early this morning.

http://w1.weather.gov/data/obhistory/KFLL.html

http://w1.weather.gov/data/obhistory/KMIA.html

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by Brick
Wed Feb 08, 2017 7:24 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: McConnell Silences Warren
Replies: 44
Views: 1594

Re: McConnell Silences Warren

This is the latest trick from the deplorable left. The don't actually say deplorable things. They just quote people who said deplorable things. That way they can avoid responsibility for their deplorable comments just like they avoid responsibility in every other aspect of their lives. Fauxcohontas ...

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