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by cledaybuck
Wed Aug 02, 2017 6:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EK Chairman: Emirates to place 787 or A350 order by end of the year
Replies: 318
Views: 48166

Re: EK Chairman: Emirates to place 787 or A350 order by end of the year

EK currently has 168 undelivered 777s on firm order, according to boeing.com. Airbus.com lists 47 undelivered aircraft for EK as of 30th of June. Reports have previously indicated that this order for "regional" jets could be around 70 +/- aircraft. To bring some balance to the order books...

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by cledaybuck
Wed Aug 02, 2017 3:59 pm
Forum: Site Related
Topic: What is up with the timestamps on posts?
Replies: 22
Views: 2768

Re: What is up with the timestamps on posts?

I set the time zone correctly, but all of the recent posts say last year. What am I doing wrong? (For example, in this thread the OP says two weeks ago, it changes to one week ago on post 4, and to last year on post 10.)

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by cledaybuck
Wed Aug 02, 2017 2:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Going In CLE - Part 14
Replies: 1379
Views: 160143

Re: What's Going In CLE - Part 14

Given all the southward int'l connections from HOU, I agree--its a much smarter move for WN than a CLE-DAL route. Just curious---as DAL is their home/hub, why are all the int'l flights out of HOU instead of DAL? Is this a legacy of the Wright Amendment and HOU had all these flights but Wright was s...

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by cledaybuck
Thu Jul 27, 2017 3:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Going In CLE - Part 14
Replies: 1379
Views: 160143

Re: What's Going In CLE - Part 14

masseybrown wrote:
Late find for the WN update ... CLE-PHX goes double daily and 3x on Saturday.
Probably spring training related.

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by cledaybuck
Wed Jul 26, 2017 6:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EK mulls 20 additional A380s
Replies: 212
Views: 46138

Re: EK mulls 20 additional A380s

Did I miss something? When did Airbus stretch the A321? They haven't. But keesje is implying that because they said they would not do it in the pass does not mean they will not change their mind in the future. I understand that, but using an example of something they have not done seems like a stra...

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by cledaybuck
Wed Jul 26, 2017 6:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EK mulls 20 additional A380s
Replies: 212
Views: 46138

Re: EK mulls 20 additional A380s

Airbus is not going to stretch the A35K. They're on record saying so. https://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/paris-airbus-shelves-further-a350-stretch-438551/ Airbus is on record saying they won't stretch the A321, re-engine the A330. Then they changed their mind. Did I miss something? When did...

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by cledaybuck
Mon Jul 24, 2017 2:11 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: "Christmas Creep" now extending to other holidays?
Replies: 17
Views: 1069

Re: "Christmas Creep" now extending to other holidays?

Yep. I saw pumpkin shaped Reese Cups at the grocery store yesterday.

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by cledaybuck
Mon Jul 17, 2017 1:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 7/16/2017: DY Adds EWR-CDG/FCO; DL Adds LAX-ABQ/MEX, SEA-MFR, Seasonal AUS-AMS; Y4 Swaps OAK-MEX to SFO
Replies: 75
Views: 13474

Re: OAG Changes 7/16/2017: DY Adds EWR-CDG/FCO; DL Adds LAX-ABQ/MEX, SEA-MFR, Seasonal AUS-AMS; Y4 Swaps OAK-MEX to SFO

When Southwest makes changes within a schedule period already rolled out it's usually to add, not to pull things which are coming up weak. These September cuts start in about 50 days which is pretty much unprecedented for Southwest. Nothing other than bad news about fleet is a reasonable explanatio...

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by cledaybuck
Fri Jul 14, 2017 2:47 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Is a politician's duty to their party or their constituents?
Replies: 29
Views: 1130

Re: Is a politician's duty to their party or their constituents?

It should be to their constituents and the country, but it sure doesn't seem that way.

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by cledaybuck
Fri Jul 14, 2017 1:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New SAT-DCA Flight Sought by Rep. Cuellar
Replies: 80
Views: 6613

Re: New SAT-DCA Flight Sought by Rep. Cuellar

I would like to see the perimeter removed, but classify certain slots to be used for medium and small hubs (FAA definition) to maintain some service to smaller cities.

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by cledaybuck
Fri Jul 14, 2017 1:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New SAT-DCA Flight Sought by Rep. Cuellar
Replies: 80
Views: 6613

Re: New SAT-DCA Flight Sought by Rep. Cuellar

I think we can all agree DCA is a lot more competitive than it ever has been before with the addition of WN and B6 (fares down 10% over 10 years), So in that way, the stated goals worked. That may be true, but I am not sure it has anything to do with what I said. My only point was Congress can make...

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by cledaybuck
Fri Jul 14, 2017 12:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New SAT-DCA Flight Sought by Rep. Cuellar
Replies: 80
Views: 6613

Re: New SAT-DCA Flight Sought by Rep. Cuellar

And Congress should be fine with just screwing all the other airlines, I take it? Congress was perfectly happy to do that last time when it let the four (at that time) legacy carriers move one of their slots to beyond perimeter as they please and made the other airlines compete for fixed routes. I ...

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by cledaybuck
Thu Jul 13, 2017 7:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New SAT-DCA Flight Sought by Rep. Cuellar
Replies: 80
Views: 6613

Re: New SAT-DCA Flight Sought by Rep. Cuellar

Congress can enact legislation that would give Southwest Airlines additional beyond-perimeter slots that would allow Southwest to serve SAT, PHX, LAS, and SAN nonstop from DCA. Congress should enact legislation that would give Southwest, Delta, and United extra beyond-perimeter slots at DCA in orde...

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by cledaybuck
Thu Jul 13, 2017 3:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta posts Q2 2017 profit $1.85 Billion USD
Replies: 66
Views: 11617

Re: Delta posts Q2 2017 profit $1.85 Billion USD

Maybe they will buy some more new planes (ha ha). My ears are still ringing from my May flight in the back of an MD88 (or 90). I guess your ears do that on A320s, too, might want to get that checked out (ha ha). The MD90s have the same engine as many A320s. The location of those engines is quite di...

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by cledaybuck
Thu Jul 13, 2017 1:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air India adds LAX
Replies: 78
Views: 13427

Re: Air India adds LAX

mercure1 wrote:
Any idea on aircraft?
I see twitter post has 787 picture, but can the 787 make it, or does it require 777LR?
It is shorter than UA's flights to SIN with the 787, so the 787 should be ok.

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by cledaybuck
Wed Jul 12, 2017 1:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spain's Iberia airlines fined for making female applicants take pregnancy test
Replies: 52
Views: 4652

Re: Spain's Iberia airlines fined for making female applicants take pregnancy test

Heck, why hire women at all? They could become pregnant at any time! On second though, maybe the US carriers have it right with their "grandmother" flight attendants. (end sarcasm)

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by cledaybuck
Mon Jul 10, 2017 1:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates America ? is that possible?
Replies: 35
Views: 7386

Re: Emirates America ? is that possible?

https://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/text/49/40102
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zeke wrote:
I would be interested to read about that law. Would you know where I could look it up ?
I believe it comes from the definition of citizen under 49 U.S.C. 40102.
https://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/text/49/40102

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by cledaybuck
Fri Jul 07, 2017 2:34 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Chris Chrisie's "Let Them Eat Cake" Moment
Replies: 48
Views: 1906

Re: Chris Chrisie's "Let Them Eat Cake" Moment

It IS bad PR for him but I don't believe he was consciously thumbing his nose at NJ taxpayers by doing this; he likely just didn't consider the ramnifications of closing the beaches under his legal authority and then use this one which he and his family are legally entitled to at the edge of this g...

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by cledaybuck
Fri Jul 07, 2017 1:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Rest Of Ohio - 2017
Replies: 2150
Views: 197434

Re: The Rest Of Ohio Part 6

IMO, the international gate situation is moot if DL chooses to start CVG-LHR (still by far the most likely scenario). Cincy simply doesn't have the UK-US appeal that other smaller BA markets like MSY, AUS, and PHX have. Condor is a possibility, but again, where's the EU-US appeal in this market? Tr...

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by cledaybuck
Fri Jul 07, 2017 1:41 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Rest Of World Leaving The U.S. Behind
Replies: 70
Views: 2797

Re: Rest Of World Leaving The U.S. Behind

In case you have absolutely no idea what I am still talking about and you cant find page 2 of your google results that finally gets to real research and not hit pieces - let me make it easy for you - http://www.american.edu/kogod/research/autoindex/index.cfm Well.. with cars pretty much getting a 1...

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by cledaybuck
Fri Jul 07, 2017 1:20 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Rest Of World Leaving The U.S. Behind
Replies: 70
Views: 2797

Re: Rest Of World Leaving The U.S. Behind

German luxury cars are popular both among higher and lower classes. Granted, the lower classes are more likely to buy used. Do buyers check if they are made in USA or not ? What does buy American even mean? The two most "made in the USA cars" are the Toyota Camry and Honda Accord. https:/...

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by cledaybuck
Thu Jul 06, 2017 1:48 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Buying a new A/C.....does time matter?
Replies: 11
Views: 1071

Re: Buying a new A/C.....does time matter?

Unless you live somewhere unbearably hot where you can't go without a/c for a couple of days, I would wait until it dies. Do your research now, so you know what you want to do when the time comes. If it is 25 years old, you could have been told it was near the end of its life 10 years ago, and yet, ...

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by cledaybuck
Thu Jul 06, 2017 1:39 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Rest Of World Leaving The U.S. Behind
Replies: 70
Views: 2797

Re: Rest Of World Leaving The U.S. Behind

Ha! Just because you want it to be true? I'm sure the ratios are actually quite similar. If anything, "leftist liberal snowflakes" are the ones who go out of their way to buy local. Wait, maybe because Bubba is more likely to drive an F150 than a sedan, you may have a coincidental point. ...

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by cledaybuck
Mon Jul 03, 2017 8:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Would NW have left JFK?
Replies: 21
Views: 5423

Re: Would NW have left JFK?

1. No
2. Maybe. They wouldn't of had much presence at JFK, but they also wouldn't have a large hub across the Hudson.

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by cledaybuck
Sat Jul 01, 2017 12:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Rest Of Ohio - 2017
Replies: 2150
Views: 197434

Re: The Rest Of Ohio Part 6

I was just thinking, I wonder if the reason that CVG hasn't had much luck with getting any new International carriers is because of the gate situation. The international gates at CVG are all in Concourse B and are Delta gates. I'm curious if this plays a factor as any international airline that com...

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by cledaybuck
Thu Jun 29, 2017 4:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SWA will park 66 a/c in next 3 months--another record
Replies: 133
Views: 33454

Re: SWA will park 66 a/c in next 3 months--another record

KarlB737 wrote:
TheGeordielad wrote:
Have they got 66 aircraft coming in 3 months?


I expect this is when we will see some routes, frequencies and/or cities cut to assist in this transformation.
Guys, the schedules are out through next February. What they are doing can been seen by all right now in plain sight.

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by cledaybuck
Thu Jun 29, 2017 4:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SWA will park 66 a/c in next 3 months--another record
Replies: 133
Views: 33454

Re: SWA will park 66 a/c in next 3 months--another record

On the other hand, how does 67 new deliveries in a year stack up in history? 87 retirements also is the total for this year. This all per the press release about last year's results. A net reduction of 20 planes is a strong indication that the expected station closures will become reality by year e...

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by cledaybuck
Wed Jun 28, 2017 3:01 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Here Comes TrumpCare
Replies: 293
Views: 12107

Re: Here Comes TrumpCare

I don't get it. What does the GOP see in this? Taking ownership of the country's health care system with this bill just to "repeal Obamacare" seems like cutting of one's nose to spite their face politically. They are just certain enough that they Voter ID lawed and garrymandered enough th...

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by cledaybuck
Wed Jun 28, 2017 2:59 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Here Comes TrumpCare
Replies: 293
Views: 12107

Re: Here Comes TrumpCare

Realizing once again that they have nothing. The GOP has canceled the vote for healthcare this week. https://www.nytimes.com/2017/06/27/us/politics/republicans-struggle-to-marshal-votes-for-health-care-bill.html Think about this people: the GOP has control of the House, the Senate and the Presidenc...

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by cledaybuck
Mon Jun 26, 2017 1:55 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Here Comes TrumpCare
Replies: 293
Views: 12107

Re: Here Comes TrumpCare

I don't get it. What does the GOP see in this? Taking ownership of the country's health care system with this bill just to "repeal Obamacare" seems like cutting of one's nose to spite their face politically.

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by cledaybuck
Mon Jun 26, 2017 1:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Largest cities not served by WN
Replies: 107
Views: 13088

Re: Largest cities not served by WN

Alaska, JetBlue and WN, the three highest ranking airlines are all weak in flyover country. My wishful thinking is that they would cooperate to an extent in supporting one or more service oriented regional airlines and a service oriented car rental agency (one that eschews gotcha fees and other sim...

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by cledaybuck
Mon Jun 26, 2017 12:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 6/25/2017:EK MCO Back to Daily;AA PHX-YEG in Winter;AM Drops MTY-DTW Adds LAX; WN
Replies: 56
Views: 10914

Re: OAG Changes 6/25/2017:EK MCO Back to Daily;AA PHX-YEG in Winter;AM Drops MTY-DTW Adds LAX; WN

4everRC wrote:
That was my question when I saw that. Has MKE been that bad for WN? FL seemed to make it work...
I don't think FL every really did make it work.

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by cledaybuck
Fri Jun 23, 2017 4:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Rest Of Ohio - 2017
Replies: 2150
Views: 197434

Re: The Rest Of Ohio Part 6

cvgComair wrote:
It looks like CMH-OAK is being discontinued for January, it will resume on 2/18/18.
Oddly enough, it does run a one off on 2/14. Is there some sort of Valentine's Day traffic?

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by cledaybuck
Tue Jun 20, 2017 8:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 2017 Paris Air Show - Airbus News And Orders
Replies: 264
Views: 74813

Re: 2017 Paris Air Show - Airbus News And Orders

gatibosgru wrote:
jnev3289 wrote:
Waiting on that Jetblue A330neo order like...


It sure would have been something...
Seems like a A321LR would make a lot more sense.

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by cledaybuck
Mon Jun 19, 2017 12:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Rest Of Ohio - 2017
Replies: 2150
Views: 197434

Re: The Rest Of Ohio Part 6

If you create a cursory list based off the destinations WN serves from both CMH and CLE, you get ATL, BWI, MDW, DEN, LAS, BNA, PHX, STL, MCO. Have fun, CVG! That looks about right, although I think ATL and BNA are less likely at CVG. I would say HOU and FLL are also future possibilities if WN is lo...

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by cledaybuck
Mon Jun 19, 2017 1:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Rest Of Ohio - 2017
Replies: 2150
Views: 197434

Re: The Rest Of Ohio Part 6

DeltaRules wrote:
I would use CMH as a model for what CVG's service might look like with WN.

CMH-MCI hasn't happened yet.
That's ambitious. I think it will look more like CLE.

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by cledaybuck
Sat Jun 17, 2017 1:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA CFO: Basic Economy is driving operational improvements
Replies: 129
Views: 16221

Re: UA CFO: Basic Economy is driving operational improvements

The FA isn't gonna be able to tell if it is a Basic Economy ticket unless it is on the boarding pass, like Economy Plus, which is clearly a different/modified product and labelled as such from regular economy. You're grasping at straws. Are you really trying to argue these fares are a positive thin...

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by cledaybuck
Fri Jun 16, 2017 12:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA CFO: Basic Economy is driving operational improvements
Replies: 129
Views: 16221

Re: UA CFO: Basic Economy is driving operational improvements

UALFAson wrote:
I think the bigger question is what is UA trying to prove/accomplish by reporting this?
They are just trying to put a positive spin on what is a negative for customers. It's a fairly transparent PR move and nothing more.

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by cledaybuck
Fri Jun 09, 2017 12:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Rest Of Ohio - 2017
Replies: 2150
Views: 197434

Re: The Rest Of Ohio Part 6

Spending $15B on two super hubs that no airline wants is dumb. If you're really about attracting new service, you can subsidize a bunch of routes you typically wouldn't get with $15B. My guess this is more about saying you're creating jobs and land deals for the "in crowd". I agree. One a...

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by cledaybuck
Thu Jun 08, 2017 2:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN out at MHT?
Replies: 32
Views: 6327

Re: WN out at MHT?

MIflyer12 wrote:
tomaheath wrote:
Would this make B6 interested in setting up shop?


Not competing with your own nearby hubs may be Hubs Basics #1. No UA at JFK. No UA at OAK. Ask US how much $ they lost when they simultaneously had hubs at PIT, PHL and BWI.
Yep. In addition no UA or AA at MDW, UA at HOU, or AA at DAL.

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by cledaybuck
Wed Jun 07, 2017 1:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Rest Of Ohio - 2017
Replies: 2150
Views: 197434

Re: The Rest Of Ohio Part 6

http://wksu.org/post/ohio-lawmaker-want ... s#stream/0
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Here is a completely unfeasible and spectacularly bad plan for Ohio airports:
http://wksu.org/post/ohio-lawmaker-want ... s#stream/0

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by cledaybuck
Tue Jun 06, 2017 7:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lion Air to order 737 MAX 10
Replies: 100
Views: 15229

Re: Lion Air to order 737 MAX 10

It is in the expectation of other Anetters: Once the 10 becomes available all new buys will be for 10 only. The 9 will have a short life, but total sales 9+10 will be higher then they would have been with just the 9. Flyglobal No. I expect the 8 to still be the most sold model (or do you mean no mo...

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by cledaybuck
Mon Jun 05, 2017 6:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 6/4/2017:AA Drops JFK-TUS, AC Drops SLC-YYZ, F9 Drops IAH-SFO, WN Adds FLL-PLS
Replies: 78
Views: 13888

Re: OAG Changes 6/4/2017:AA Drops JFK-TUS, AC Drops SLC-YYZ, F9 Drops IAH-SFO, WN Adds FLL-PLS

jasdiaz wrote:
*WN FLL-PLS NOV 0>0.9 DEC 0>1.0 JAN 0>0.2

Interesting that their yet to be launched service is already dropping to twice weekly starting in January, especially since their ads have touted daily service.
It's not. I just that WN only has through January 7 for sale currently.

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mariner wrote:
enilria wrote:
It was loaded and now it isn't. Also, quick drop timeframe. .


t's always been on Frontier's (very useful) list of seasonal routes.

https://www.flyfrontier.com/plan-and-bo ... nal-routes

mariner
July 15th seems like an odd time to end a seasonal route.

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by cledaybuck
Wed May 31, 2017 7:08 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What is the endgame for Republicans?
Replies: 103
Views: 7222

Re: What is the endgame for Republicans?

I have tried to reason what the endgame for the Republicans of present is, and how that endgame is evidenced by the actions of the Congressional Republicans and the current administration. For the life of me, I can't figure out any rational explanation, save perhaps lower taxes and less regulation,...

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by cledaybuck
Tue May 30, 2017 1:09 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Next U.S. State to increase speed limit to 80 mph?
Replies: 47
Views: 3089

Re: Next U.S. State to increase speed limit to 80 mph?

Kiwirob wrote:
A front on crash at 100kph is going to leave you just as dead as a front on crash at 200kph.
Not if you can stop or avoid the crash at 100 when you couldn't at 200.

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by cledaybuck
Fri May 19, 2017 8:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta to issue RFP for up to 150 Narrowbodies
Replies: 399
Views: 91548

Re: Delta to issue RFP for up to 150 Narrowbodies?

Why does everyone think DL is going to get a great deal? The backlogs of the 737 and A320 are huge. I am sure DL will get a good deal, but neither A nor B should be excessively discounting these planes. (1) DL is huge, it is the size order you want, because DL will order more. (2) Boeing and Airbus...

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by cledaybuck
Fri May 19, 2017 8:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta to issue RFP for up to 150 Narrowbodies
Replies: 399
Views: 91548

Re: Delta to issue RFP for up to 150 Narrowbodies?

Why does everyone think DL is going to get a great deal? The backlogs of the 737 and A320 are huge. I am sure DL will get a good deal, but neither A nor B should be excessively discounting these planes.

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by cledaybuck
Fri May 19, 2017 6:13 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Washington Post: Trump revealed highly classified information to Russian foreign minister and ambassador
Replies: 215
Views: 6833

Re: Washington Post: Trump revealed highly classified information to Russian foreign minister and ambassador

Yeah, I don't want to hear Trump and Trump supporters complain about the media. The media is what helped make Trump into the president with outsized coverage of him during the Republican primaries.

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by cledaybuck
Thu May 18, 2017 4:08 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Special Prosecutor Name In Russia Probe
Replies: 54
Views: 2293

Re: Special Prosecutor Name In Russia Probe

The Special Counsel will not just be looking at Trump, but those in his campaign and since he took office (like Flynn) for any connections of corruption by Russia. It will take about 60 days to get set up, probably 90 days or more before any real action won't be going until October, any meaningful ...

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