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by cledaybuck
Thu May 18, 2017 3:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN Schedule Release 5/18/17 Predictions
Replies: 178
Views: 26154

Re: WN Schedule Release 5/18/17 Predictions

According to the PDF linked in Bill's blog, three of the Saturday-only additions (LGA-SAT, CMH-HOU, and LGA-MSY) are "holidays only." https://www.southwestaircommunity.com/htcpi66732/attachments/htcpi66732/stories/46591/1/Nov2017base_NewAndDiscontinued.pdf What does the x23 mean in the bl...

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by cledaybuck
Thu May 11, 2017 12:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Air Lines orders 30 additional A321s
Replies: 166
Views: 31502

Re: Delta Air Lines orders 30 additional A321s

So 112 A321's and (130?) 739's. Wow.

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by cledaybuck
Wed May 10, 2017 2:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What Makes SEA Better Than NRT For Delta
Replies: 154
Views: 16803

Re: What Makes SEA Better Than NRT For Delta

DL can put a lot more feed and connect a lot more cities one stop to Asia through SEA than through NRT.

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by cledaybuck
Tue May 09, 2017 7:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA to increase 737 capacity
Replies: 261
Views: 32486

Re: AA to increase 737 capacity

Uh, how about tickets to virtually any time-specific event on earth? I can't examine the seat in the baseball stadium before I show up for the game, nor the seat at the theater when I go see a concert or play. And, in almost all cases, I can't cancel said purchases and get refunds for that stuff, e...

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by cledaybuck
Tue May 09, 2017 4:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN Cutover to ALTEA Tomorrow
Replies: 43
Views: 6997

Re: WN Cutover to ALTEA Tomorrow

x1234 wrote:
With this successful launch Southwest I feel has some things they can do to increase revenue next quarter:

Enter high yield trans-con markets: LAX-DCA; LAX-EWR; LAX-FLL; LAX-MCO

Enter Hawaii if possible...
They can't do LAX-DCA. Are LAX-FLL/MCO really high yield?

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by cledaybuck
Tue May 09, 2017 12:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus weighs response if Boeing launches new mid-market model
Replies: 1000
Views: 209732

Re: Airbus weighs response if Boeing launches new mid-market model

$1-$2 billion seems kind of cheap for a new wing. I imagine the costs to be more on the scale of the 777X and include a stretch. Still a lot cheaper than a new plane though.

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by cledaybuck
Mon May 08, 2017 4:55 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: House Passes Health Care Law
Replies: 88
Views: 2782

Re: House Passes Health Care Law

Let's see how excited everyone is when the CBO releases it's report on it, and everyone actually has time to "read" what is in the bill. I still suspect the Senate will veto this bill. Nitpicking here, but the Senate doesn't veto a bill. It has to pass with 60 votes under the current rule...

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by cledaybuck
Fri May 05, 2017 4:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 787 will soon have 3 Variants of Widebody Aircraft Being Produced
Replies: 30
Views: 5637

Re: 787 will soon have 3 Variants of Widebody Aircraft Being Produced

Would Boeing prevent airlines from ordering the 788? Boeing didn't implement any of -9/-10 performance improvements in -8, effectively making it less desirable. Well that and since they didn't implement those improvements it raises the cost to build -8 vs the -9/-10 (or you can look at it the other...

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by cledaybuck
Fri May 05, 2017 4:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rolls Royce wants in on the Boeing "797"
Replies: 6
Views: 2796

Re: Rolls Royce wants in on the Boeing "797"

Not surprising. I would think Rolls would be the most eager since they are shut out of the narrowbodies for the foreseeable future.

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by cledaybuck
Fri May 05, 2017 1:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 787 will soon have 3 Variants of Widebody Aircraft Being Produced
Replies: 30
Views: 5637

Re: 787 will soon have 3 Variants of Widebody Aircraft Being Produced

I think by "variants" the OP meant lengths. Things like 777-200 vs 777-200ER or especially A330-300 Regional vs regular A330-300 is starting to split hairs. Might as well start breaking planes down by engine type and paper MTOWs too at that point. Then you would have so many 747 variants ...

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by cledaybuck
Fri May 05, 2017 12:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing defines 737 MAX 10
Replies: 678
Views: 114946

Re: Boeing defines 737 MAX 10

Lessors are not airlines! Sure. Now the real question is will he pay the additional costs demanded by a clean sheet approach? Just saying you're "more interested" isn't enough. Remember that Steven Udvar-Hazy, also named the Godfather of the aircraft leasing industry, was one of the drivi...

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by cledaybuck
Thu May 04, 2017 4:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta employees threaten and harass family; kicked off flight
Replies: 204
Views: 23622

Re: Delta employees threaten and harass family; kicked off flight for overbooking

i'm not following your logic, if the child was delayed for 9 hours. of course the voucher would be in their name. It's like a company paying for your ticket and you were delayed 9 hours. you would get the voucher not the company who paid for your ticket. Why? Why not provide the voucher to be used ...

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by cledaybuck
Wed May 03, 2017 6:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B6 Announces FLL-SLC, Additional BOS Flights
Replies: 25
Views: 4306

Re: B6 Announces FLL-SLC, Additional BOS Flights

The announcement of FLL-SLC... are pretty clear responses to DL's recent BOS expansion announcements. How, may I ask? DL doesn't even fly FLL-SLC. MIA-SLC isn't daily for Delta presently, and is seasonally suspended mid-August to mid-December. AA doesn't fly SLC-MIA, either. I just don't see DL car...

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by cledaybuck
Wed May 03, 2017 2:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US lawmakers grill airline execs on customer service, but want airlines to self-regulate
Replies: 52
Views: 4695

Re: US lawmakers grill airline execs on customer service, but want airlines to self-regulate

It never fails to amuse me how ridiculous some of you airline employees are. When you go to purchase your burger from the burger joint, do you expect to be served with a modicum of courtesy or do you expect to have the meal thrown in your face and the employee shouting at you? Based on your stateme...

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by cledaybuck
Fri Apr 28, 2017 5:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AAL 1Q17 $234M Net Profit, A350's deferred
Replies: 77
Views: 16791

Re: AAL 1Q17 $234M Net Profit, A350's deferred

Yes. No, I think there is. I mean it's – but we're going to – we had a lot of wide-bodies come in. We had 787s and we had A350s coming on top of each other, so we needed to manage our delivery schedule and where our wide-bodies are. So at this point in time, yes. So we just pushed them off two year...

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by cledaybuck
Thu Apr 27, 2017 6:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAS Sells two slots at LHR
Replies: 121
Views: 25788

Re: SAS Sells two slots at LHR

Gates are the issue at DAL, coupled with a lack of supply. WN has the overwhelming majority of DAL slots and is not interested in selling. The other companies with slots lack the gates to service their flights, hence the inability to add more. I understand the issues in DAL. I am just saying: "...

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by cledaybuck
Thu Apr 27, 2017 5:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAS Sells two slots at LHR
Replies: 121
Views: 25788

Re: SAS Sells two slots at LHR

That argument doesn't seem to be working for WN at DAL. Gates are the issue at DAL, coupled with a lack of supply. WN has the overwhelming majority of DAL slots and is not interested in selling. The other companies with slots lack the gates to service their flights, hence the inability to add more....

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by cledaybuck
Thu Apr 27, 2017 2:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Big 4 1st Quarter 2017 Earnings Roundup
Replies: 35
Views: 3858

Re: Big 4 1st Quarter 2017 Earnings Roundup

Added AS and B6, someone check my work American Revenues- $9,624 (up 2%) Expenses- $9,023 (up 11.4%) Operating Income- $601 (down 55%) Operating Margin- 6.2% Pre-Tax Income- $365 (down 67.4%) Pre-Tax Margin- 3.8% Net Income- $234 (down 66.6%) Net Margin- 2.4% Southwest Revenues- $4,883 (up 1.2%) Ex...

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by cledaybuck
Thu Apr 27, 2017 2:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAS Sells two slots at LHR
Replies: 121
Views: 25788

Re: SAS Sells two slots at LHR

What was the point of making BA/AA divest slots to get their ATI/JV if they can just acquire more? The divested slots had to be used to fly between LHR and stipulated US gateways. So the purpose was to provide competition on specified routes where AA/BA had high frequencies and a large market share...

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by cledaybuck
Thu Apr 27, 2017 2:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAS Sells two slots at LHR
Replies: 121
Views: 25788

Re: SAS Sells two slots at LHR

I'm surprised this is allowed. What was the point of making BA/AA divest slots to get their ATI/JV if they can just acquire more? Other companies have access to the slots once they hit the open market. AA either outbid others for them or pulled the trigger sooner. That argument doesn't seem to be w...

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by cledaybuck
Thu Apr 27, 2017 12:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAS Sells two slots at LHR
Replies: 121
Views: 25788

Re: SAS Sells two slots at LHR

In its first quarter earnings release this morning, AA confirmed that it "entered into an arrangement with Scandinavian Airlines to obtain two slot pairs at London’s Heathrow Airport, strengthening American’s presence at a key international gateway for American and joint business partner Briti...

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by cledaybuck
Tue Apr 25, 2017 4:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Overbooking of Flights has become a major issue.
Replies: 143
Views: 11211

Re: Overbooking of Flights has become a major issue.

Overbooking is another one of those laws that benefit the industry at the expense of the consumer. Yet airlines screw customers by giving them travel vouchers which are usually hard to redeem instead of actual cash/cheque. Its time there was something done to dial back this and customers compensate...

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by cledaybuck
Mon Apr 24, 2017 5:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DC Area Lawmakers to Colleagues: Hands Off DCA
Replies: 96
Views: 11672

Re: DC Area Lawmakers to Colleagues: Hands Off DCA

Small cities have access by way of connections. For the greater good of the many, use the slots where they can accomplish the most good and for small cities in your words, "can reasonably be connected" via one stop flights. Is it unreasonable to expect small cities to make a connection to...

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by cledaybuck
Mon Apr 24, 2017 1:10 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The U.S. must not act in North Korea on unilateral basis.
Replies: 123
Views: 4402

Re: The U.S. must not act in North Korea on unilateral basis.

What we pretty much have is two children with hammers in a china shop. What's your solution Seb? What do you think should be done? Go ahead and let him develop ICBMs and miniaturized nukes? DPRK has been developing them for years. We can't threaten China because they own us. We can't threaten DPRK ...

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by cledaybuck
Fri Apr 21, 2017 4:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus MoM / NMA / A310 replacement, 2025?
Replies: 152
Views: 19990

Re: Airbus MoM / NMA / A310 replacement, 2025?

1. I see no reason for Airbus to make a move first in this market. It is a market they currently own with the A321.
2. If Airbus does eventually need to address this market, a A330 shrink will not get it done.

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by cledaybuck
Fri Apr 21, 2017 4:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Scott Kirby: Leaving New York’s JFK ‘Was the Wrong Decision’
Replies: 152
Views: 28357

Re: Scott Kirby: Leaving New York’s JFK ‘Was the Wrong Decision’

The biggest question is why is he saying this? There has to be a play, not just an F U to the out going guy, bc that guy is laughing all the way to the bank while Kirby still has a business to run. Is AA the biggest benefactor or DL? DL has seen the most growth in NY, not AA. The high yield custome...

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by cledaybuck
Fri Apr 21, 2017 12:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Should US allow foreign owned domestic airlines?
Replies: 162
Views: 11442

Re: Should US allow foreign owned domestic airlines?

If anyone thinks that a domestic Norwegian or Ryanair would be successful, think again. That business model depends on slave labor and skirting U.S. regulations as much as possible. Had that been feasible in the U.S., then someone like Irelandia Aviation would have found a local straw man and start...

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by cledaybuck
Fri Apr 21, 2017 12:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Should US allow foreign owned domestic airlines?
Replies: 162
Views: 11442

Re: Should US allow foreign owned domestic airlines?

I did some research and found it is voluntary. There are at least three airlines operating domestic flights that are not included (and this doesn't count the regionals). If you are not in CRAF you can forget about bidding for the GSA program which cuts you off from Federal employees and the Militar...

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by cledaybuck
Thu Apr 20, 2017 6:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aircraft Values, And Lease Pricing - Spring 2017
Replies: 51
Views: 51520

Re: Aircraft Values, And Lease Pricing - Spring 2017

Interesting how much more valuable the freighters are than their passenger counterparts.

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by cledaybuck
Thu Apr 20, 2017 6:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DC Area Lawmakers to Colleagues: Hands Off DCA
Replies: 96
Views: 11672

Re: DC Area Lawmakers to Colleagues: Hands Off DCA

Why should there be 23 non stop flights a day between ORD and DCA and two between SFO and DCA? Why is it important for MSY to have access to DCA but not SAT? If we want to maintain some access to smaller airports, why couldn't the slots be categorized by size (Large hub, medium hub, small hub)?

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by cledaybuck
Thu Apr 20, 2017 6:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DC Area Lawmakers to Colleagues: Hands Off DCA
Replies: 96
Views: 11672

Re: DC Area Lawmakers to Colleagues: Hands Off DCA

The main problem with IAD for the domestic carriers is that the debt load is way too high. I believe it will be 20 years before the domestic industry will be willing to make major investments at Dulles. So go ahead in the meantime and continue to saddle DCA with artificial constraints and see where...

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by cledaybuck
Thu Apr 20, 2017 6:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Should US allow foreign owned domestic airlines?
Replies: 162
Views: 11442

Re: Should US allow foreign owned domestic airlines?

No, CRAF. End of discussion until it comes up next week. Is there any reason that CRAF couldn't apply to any plane that flies a US domestic route no matter the owner? Are you nuts? Seriously, are you joking? Do some research on CRAF and tell me what you find! An airline would be supporting a nation...

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by cledaybuck
Thu Apr 20, 2017 4:47 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The U.S. must not act in North Korea on unilateral basis.
Replies: 123
Views: 4402

Re: The U.S. must not act in North Korea on unilateral basis.

Native Americans may disagree. So might those in the remains of the old Spanish empire at the end the 19th/beginning of the 20th centuries, when they found themselves under US rule. Some liked it so much the US was involved in what would now be called 'counter insurgency' in the Philippines. Yep, t...

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by cledaybuck
Thu Apr 20, 2017 3:50 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The U.S. must not act in North Korea on unilateral basis.
Replies: 123
Views: 4402

Re: The U.S. must not act in North Korea on unilateral basis.

AirPacific747 wrote:
Aesma wrote:

France has always been a colonial power. The US has never in the same scale or anything close to that invaded different countries with the intent to expand its territory.
Native Americans may disagree.

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by cledaybuck
Thu Apr 20, 2017 2:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Should US allow foreign owned domestic airlines?
Replies: 162
Views: 11442

Re: Should US allow foreign owned domestic airlines?

exunited wrote:
No, CRAF. End of discussion until it comes up next week.
Is there any reason that CRAF couldn't apply to any plane that flies a US domestic route no matter the owner?

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by cledaybuck
Thu Apr 20, 2017 12:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Should US allow foreign owned domestic airlines?
Replies: 162
Views: 11442

Re: Should US allow foreign owned domestic airlines?

Of course they should allow it, it would be a win for consumers and companies of every country. Well, again, I think there is a reasonable (and fairly persuasive) argument to be made that it would, indeed, be a "win" for consumers specifically flying between the 30-40 largest U.S. metro a...

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by cledaybuck
Thu Apr 20, 2017 12:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Should US allow foreign owned domestic airlines?
Replies: 162
Views: 11442

Re: Should US allow foreign owned domestic airlines?

Yes. I can buy a car from a company based in Europe or Asia, why shouldn't I be able to take a flight on an airline base there?

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by cledaybuck
Wed Apr 19, 2017 12:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ATW says drop UA rebrand as CO
Replies: 134
Views: 20767

Re: ATW says drop UA rebrand as CO

I wonder if I Domino's like ad campaign would work?

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by cledaybuck
Tue Apr 18, 2017 7:48 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The U.S. must not act in North Korea on unilateral basis.
Replies: 123
Views: 4402

Re: The U.S. must not act in North Korea on unilateral basis.

Oh, that's just partisan history revision crap. NK was enriching uranium even while fulfilling the Clinton deal. It was never 'idle". From your link: When George W. Bush succeeded Clinton as president in 2001, he sought to take a harder stance on North Korea. In 2002, the United States confron...

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by cledaybuck
Tue Apr 18, 2017 7:45 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The U.S. must not act in North Korea on unilateral basis.
Replies: 123
Views: 4402

Re: The U.S. must not act in North Korea on unilateral basis.

I doubt North Korea leadership sees South Korea's as countrymen. They do see them as countrymen. Very much so. There are also thousands of US troops stationed there. And that's Kim's quandary. He only has five nukes and he has to keep two reserved for Seoul if that is a real threat. He needs to hav...

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by cledaybuck
Tue Apr 18, 2017 6:08 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The U.S. must not act in North Korea on unilateral basis.
Replies: 123
Views: 4402

Re: The U.S. must not act in North Korea on unilateral basis.

Are you sure that NK won't see a major strike as a certainty, and preemptively strike somewhere? The only place N Korea has the ability to strike is South Korea and South Korea has already detached itself from this action of the United States. Kim's choice is stark, is he going to kill millions of ...

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by cledaybuck
Tue Apr 18, 2017 5:49 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The U.S. must not act in North Korea on unilateral basis.
Replies: 123
Views: 4402

Re: The U.S. must not act in North Korea on unilateral basis.

how exactly to you stop NK now short of full scale war? I believe that when China and Russia see that a major US strike is a certainty, they will solve the problem themselves. I also believe it should be a US only action. Kim (and his staff) would then be left with the problem that the nuking of Se...

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by cledaybuck
Tue Apr 18, 2017 5:28 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The U.S. must not act in North Korea on unilateral basis.
Replies: 123
Views: 4402

Re: The U.S. must not act in North Korea on unilateral basis.

The thing is, the US would happily ignore NK and let the regime run the country forever if they cancelled their nuclear weapons Programme. Of course the US and its allies cannot tolerate being threatened by future ICBMs that could reach the US or their territories. So it's NKs own fault if they get...

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by cledaybuck
Tue Apr 18, 2017 5:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Earnings Call 18 April
Replies: 81
Views: 12445

Re: United Earnings Call 18 April

isn't it paid out during the Jan 1 to Mar 31 quarter? It's accrued throughout the year based on the financial results. The profit sharing for 2016 was accounted for in the 2016 results. The cash-flow would have been recorded this quarter but it would not impact these earnings. I can't find the abso...

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by cledaybuck
Tue Apr 18, 2017 4:13 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The U.S. must not act in North Korea on unilateral basis.
Replies: 123
Views: 4402

Re: The U.S. must not act in North Korea on unilateral basis.

Where do you get this? When has this ever actually been the case? Iraq, Libya. Libya was driven by European powers and not the USA. Iraq was a massively stupid thing that I can't excuse or justify but will say that there was an initiating event that kicked it off and that was Iraq invading another ...

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by cledaybuck
Tue Apr 18, 2017 3:38 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The U.S. must not act in North Korea on unilateral basis.
Replies: 123
Views: 4402

Re: The U.S. must not act in North Korea on unilateral basis.

I think the best course is probably to just ignore North Korea.

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by cledaybuck
Tue Apr 18, 2017 3:35 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The U.S. must not act in North Korea on unilateral basis.
Replies: 123
Views: 4402

Re: The U.S. must not act in North Korea on unilateral basis.

Tugger wrote:
Dutchy wrote:
I think the regime isn't mad, they need something like a nucleair bomb so America doesn't attack.

Where do you get this? When has this ever actually been the case?
Iraq, Libya.

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by cledaybuck
Mon Apr 17, 2017 5:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Going In CLE - Part 14
Replies: 1379
Views: 160152

Re: What's Going In CLE - Part 14

Interesting to see the growth in JFK considering there's been no LCC stimulation there. No surprise seeing MHT and PVD traffic plummet with the loss of the nonstop flights in favor of BOS. It's also interesting to see that AA adding CLE-DCA seems to have stolen quite a bit of traffic from BWI. MIA ...

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by cledaybuck
Mon Apr 17, 2017 2:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ME3 average load factors to US hover around 75%
Replies: 21
Views: 5791

Re: ME3 average load factors to US hover around 75%

Not including Oct-Dec probably skews these numbers higher.

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by cledaybuck
Wed Apr 12, 2017 3:54 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Sean Spicer Needs HItler Refresher
Replies: 51
Views: 1842

Re: Sean Spicer Needs HItler Refresher

Just another reminder that Hitler comparisons are almost always a bad idea.

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