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by AA747123
Tue Jul 21, 2020 11:50 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Gas Prices in the United States
Replies: 30
Views: 1330

Re: Gas Prices in the United States

Just paid $3.89 a gallon in San Bruno California

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by AA747123
Thu Jul 16, 2020 2:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: American Airlines Business & Finance Discussion
Replies: 354
Views: 65659

Re: FT: Investors bet AA will file for BK

AA employee letter https://i.ibb.co/Fqhkrwd/AA1.png https://i.ibb.co/8P9YBkn/AA2.png https://ibb.co/PzrsLhV][img]https://i.ibb.co/Fqhkrwd/AA1.png https://ibb.co/XFtY4Hf][img]https://i.ibb.co/8P9YBkn/AA2.png In addition the the WARN letters for the 20,000 employees a second round of management and s...

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by AA747123
Wed Jul 15, 2020 3:56 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: First US Federal execution in 17 years carried out
Replies: 81
Views: 3154

Re: First US Federal execution in 17 years carried out

Tugger wrote:
If people are against using drugs for an execution then I say just pump in air. That will take care of it just as fast.

Tugg


Or bring back the electric chair, its full proof and virtually painless. 2000 volts directly into the brain will kill you in less than 1 second.

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by AA747123
Wed Jul 15, 2020 3:52 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: First US Federal execution in 17 years carried out
Replies: 81
Views: 3154

Re: First US Federal execution in 17 years carried out

It actually costs us less to keep them alive than kill them. Plus they get out of their punishment easily. That shows the silliness of the US criminal system. What drives up the costs is all the legal challenges and endless appeals. Tighten up the appeals process down to just 1 and have the executi...

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by AA747123
Wed Jul 15, 2020 2:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Relatively few bankruptcies so far
Replies: 20
Views: 3370

Re: Relatively few bankruptcies so far

IMHO I think 2021 will be a very busy year in airline bankruptcy court with several CH11 and at least 1 or 2 CH7

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by AA747123
Tue Jul 14, 2020 7:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hawaii reopening delayed until Sep. 1
Replies: 49
Views: 6871

Re: Hawaii reopening delayed until Sep. 1

IMHO I dont see Hawaii opening until a vaccine is available. It is just too out of control now.

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by AA747123
Mon Jul 13, 2020 1:29 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Time for Trump to fire Fauci?
Replies: 114
Views: 4774

Time for Trump to fire Fauci?

I think it is time for Trump to fire Dr. Fauci. He seems to be holding the country back and is putting a lot of false information out to inflate information. Trump is trying hard to restart our economy and keep the country going but Fauci and the media seem to want to hold things down.

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by AA747123
Sat Jul 11, 2020 1:40 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Popularity of Pickup Trucks in US Northeast Cities
Replies: 58
Views: 2901

Re: Popularity of Pickup Trucks in US Northeast Cities

Trucks are very popular everywhere in the USA. They are more popular than cars. I have a Dodge Ram with a Cummings Turbo Diesel tuned to "Roll Coal" lol!

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by AA747123
Tue Jul 07, 2020 2:07 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Will Donald Trump get a second term?
Replies: 495
Views: 33119

Re: Will Donald Trump get a second term?

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Even on the extremely remote chance that Trump loses the election, he could still remain president.

https://www.newsweek.com/how-trump-coul ... on-1513975

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by AA747123
Fri Jul 03, 2020 6:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Official: AA moving to LHR T-5
Replies: 101
Views: 15790

Re: Official: AA moving to LHR T-5

https://www.aa.com/i18n/travel-info/together-at-terminal-5.jsp?locale=en_GB&anchorLocation=DirectURL&title=terminal5 This page on american airlines seems like a very permanent move to me. They're really selling T5 to their customers, listing the awards, listing the amenities, all this, just...

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by AA747123
Fri Jul 03, 2020 5:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Official: AA moving to LHR T-5
Replies: 101
Views: 15790

Re: Official: AA moving to LHR T-5

Is this a temporary move for AA? Till T3 reopens? Or permanently moving to T5?

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by AA747123
Thu Jul 02, 2020 5:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA reconsidering seatback video screens
Replies: 107
Views: 16357

Re: AA reconsidering seatback video screens

This conversation is so tiring. They are not going to add seatback IFE. And they're definitely not going to be doing it during a global recession and pandemic while they're losing tens of millions of dollars daily. AA already has seatback video across a large part of the domestic fleet. It’s not ab...

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by AA747123
Thu Jul 02, 2020 5:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA reconsidering seatback video screens
Replies: 107
Views: 16357

Re: AA reconsidering seatback video screens

There is no way AA is going back to IFE. The OASIS (screen less) seats are all bought and paid for. The majority of the 737's are complete. AA does not have the money now to go back and buy new seats and reconfigure airplanes back. Thats JUST the 737s. The LUS airplanes never had the IFE, so again a...

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by AA747123
Wed Jul 01, 2020 7:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Network Thread - 2020
Replies: 1459
Views: 208004

Re: American adds more Asia to SEA, and other long-haul changes

Detroit313 wrote:
AA and Alaska closer and closer to a merger.



It will never happen. DOJ would never approve it.

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by AA747123
Wed Jul 01, 2020 3:49 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Thoughts on Gun Control
Replies: 120
Views: 4804

Re: Thoughts on Gun Control

The Constitution would have to be amended. Under article 2 we have a right to bear arms, and it shall not be infringed. Changing that will never ever happen. As it is now we have too many controls on fire arms. This is why we need to ensure we keep elected officials in place that have vowed to keep ...

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by AA747123
Wed Jul 01, 2020 3:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Network Thread - 2020
Replies: 1459
Views: 208004

Re: American adds more Asia to SEA, and other long-haul changes

Some airlines and analysts are saying traffic will not rebound to 2019 levels till 2025. Until a vaccine is widely available I would agree with that. I think the growth at SEA is exciting, but summer 2021 is a bit optimistic.

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by AA747123
Wed Jul 01, 2020 2:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA early 747 question
Replies: 78
Views: 10166

Re: AA early 747 question

Although not a "early 747" I do have a picture of AA747sp business class. I just cant figure out how to upload it to my post. Pictures of AA747sp cabin are pretty much non existant.

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by AA747123
Fri Jun 26, 2020 12:35 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Will Donald Trump get a second term?
Replies: 495
Views: 33119

Re: Will Donald Trump get a second term?

There is no way Biden can beat Trump in Florida. Without Florida no way Biden can win. This is why we have the electoral college. The true will of the people

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by AA747123
Thu Jun 25, 2020 9:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: American Airlines Business & Finance Discussion
Replies: 354
Views: 65659

Re: FT: Investors bet AA will file for BK

STT757 wrote:
If the crisis continues into mid to late 2021 I can see a bailout like the auto industry got in 2009, and perhaps the Government taking stakes in the airlines like they did with GM.



I highly doubt the taxpayers will go for it

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by AA747123
Thu Jun 25, 2020 3:53 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Will Donald Trump get a second term?
Replies: 495
Views: 33119

Re: Will Donald Trump get a second term?

So far early campaign adds by Trump are spot on. Trump created the strongest economy ever. Lowest ever unemployment, highest stock market and just getting started. Also Biden dementia is very apparent that he is senile and has no business being POTUS. I still predict the biggest landslide since Rega...

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by AA747123
Wed Jun 24, 2020 2:46 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: EU may indefinitely ban US citizens from entering EU
Replies: 82
Views: 4328

EU may indefinitely ban US citizens from entering EU

https://www.theverge.com/2020/6/23/2130 ... draft-list
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The EU is looking to permanently ban US citizens from entering the EU. Descision by July first.

https://www.theverge.com/2020/6/23/2130 ... draft-list

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by AA747123
Tue Jun 16, 2020 3:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TWA Transatlantic Drawdown Time Line
Replies: 106
Views: 11028

Re: TWA Transatlantic Drawdown Time Line

Am looking to understand when and how TWA began to dismantle its TATL route network, after selling its LHR routes to American Airlines for $445 million in 1991. As I recall, the route cuts, specifically at JFK looked like this: July 1991 (1st) - TWA operates the last LHR-JFK flight (TW 701, a 747 t...

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by AA747123
Wed Jun 10, 2020 3:56 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: AA 788 Business Class
Replies: 7
Views: 1671

Re: AA 788 Business Class

There are a couple of 788's that have all forward facing seats. They are much better. The ying yang is horrible.

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by AA747123
Wed Jun 10, 2020 1:30 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Will Donald Trump get a second term?
Replies: 495
Views: 33119

Re: Will Donald Trump get a second term?

Yes 100% Trump will have a second term. I would bet a major landslide in November. Joe has a lot of dirt on his back and it will all come out. Also it is very evident that Joe is not up to the job, as he has dementia.

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by AA747123
Tue Jun 09, 2020 2:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austria to introduce minimum price for plane tickets
Replies: 176
Views: 16542

Re: Austria to introduce minimum price for plane tickets

LCC's killing the legacies off is a long term problem. The legacies provide a transportation infrastructure that is vital to the country and economy. If I need to travel between two secondary cities in Europe, it quickly becomes impossible on LCC air service alone. Isn't that what competition is al...

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by AA747123
Tue Jun 02, 2020 3:26 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Standard Seat Pitch in the 70s
Replies: 16
Views: 2306

Standard Seat Pitch in the 70s

Just wondering what the standard seat pitch was in the 70s. In the later 80s and 90s went to pretty much within an inch or two standard of 31", now more like 29 is standard. But looking at old seating charts aircraft capacity was significantly less in the 70s for similar size aircraft. Like the...

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by AA747123
Mon Jun 01, 2020 3:41 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Why don't more corporations support Single Payer in the US
Replies: 55
Views: 2699

Re: Why don't more corporations support Single Payer in the US

For the most part it is the American citizens that do not want socialized health care. It would result in significantly higher taxes, less choice in health care, long waits for care. Single Payer is viewed as socialism which is not what the American people want, thats why Trump ended Obama Care

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by AA747123
Mon Jun 01, 2020 2:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Doug Parker makes the day for a WN FA
Replies: 37
Views: 10475

Doug Parker makes the day for a WN FA

A nice story ... Doug Parker was flying WN and was reading a book about racism, they had a nice conversation and he really uplifted her day. https://onemileatatime.com/american-airlines-ceo-reads-about-racism/?utm_campaign=coschedule&utm_source=facebook_page&utm_medium=One%20Mile%20at%20a%20...

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by AA747123
Mon Jun 01, 2020 1:15 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What’s the last big purchase you made?
Replies: 115
Views: 5752

Re: What’s the last big purchase you made?

In May 2019, I leased a 2019 Ford Escape Titanium AWD. It's called the Kuga in some parts of the world. I've purchased five new Ford cars since 1988 and this is the first one I've leased. As a retiree, I simply have no desire or need to own a car outright anymore. I leased this Escape for $400 a mo...

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by AA747123
Fri May 29, 2020 9:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA staff layoffs coming
Replies: 86
Views: 13310

Re: AA staff layoffs coming

The thing that sucks the most, is you could have a 25 + year employee hold out and hope they are not involuntarily furloughed, then boom they are. After 25 + years all they have to show is 1 year of D2R travel then nothing. Pretty heartless of Parker and crew The 25+ year guy/woman will be among th...

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by AA747123
Thu May 28, 2020 10:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA staff layoffs coming
Replies: 86
Views: 13310

Re: AA staff layoffs coming

The thing that sucks the most, is you could have a 25 + year employee hold out and hope they are not involuntarily furloughed, then boom they are. After 25 + years all they have to show is 1 year of D2R travel then nothing. Pretty heartless of Parker and crew

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by AA747123
Thu May 28, 2020 3:23 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump to sign executive order against social media
Replies: 84
Views: 3260

Trump to sign executive order against social media

https://www.cnn.com/2020/05/28/politics ... index.html
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After Twitter posted a fact check against one of his recent tweets, Trump is now set so sign a executive order limiting their power to do that

https://www.cnn.com/2020/05/28/politics ... index.html

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by AA747123
Thu May 28, 2020 3:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA staff layoffs coming
Replies: 86
Views: 13310

Re: AA staff layoffs coming

chonetsao wrote:
Will Doug Parker sign up to this?



Not at all, Parker is very smart and has done a great job. Remember AA was on track to liquidate in 2011 before he led the US/HP purchase of AA.

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by AA747123
Tue May 26, 2020 2:51 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: German lawmakers call for buying sex to be made permanently illegal
Replies: 58
Views: 3434

Re: Germany to permanently ban brothels

. I have my doubts that prostitutes are victims kept against their will. One can discuss if the legal limit for prostitution should be 21 years. Should same be true for soldiers then? Prostitution is a very complicated phenomenon. There are definitely many women for which prostitution is a choice a...

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by AA747123
Sat May 23, 2020 1:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Airlines planning on squeezing competitors in weaker positions
Replies: 236
Views: 38915

Re: Southwest Airlines planning on squeezing competitors in weaker positions

Southwest knows what they are doing, they have never lost money in their history. I am sure they will post a profit on the second quarter.

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by AA747123
Fri May 22, 2020 4:52 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: German lawmakers call for buying sex to be made permanently illegal
Replies: 58
Views: 3434

Re: Germany to permanently ban brothels

At least one good thing from the COVID pandemic https://www.dw.com/en/german-lawmakers-call-for-buying-sex-to-be-made-permanently-illegal/a-53504221?fbclid=IwAR17RwOX6-VxWkN36dmsDtp8JdEmm1ur17Hln7Yz6Gv3yg8jAiamUNwtn9s Why is it a good thing? Fred There is a huge amount sex trafficking from Eastern ...

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by AA747123
Fri May 22, 2020 2:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA conducting fleet review, may retire some 777-200ERs
Replies: 53
Views: 11397

AA conducting fleet review, may retire some 777-200ERs

https://simpleflying.com/american-airli ... m=facebook
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The bad news just keeps coming. Looks like AA may follow Deltas lead and retire its 777 fleet.

https://simpleflying.com/american-airli ... m=facebook

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by AA747123
Thu May 21, 2020 4:13 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Predictions on Electoral College Results 2020
Replies: 89
Views: 3997

Re: Predictions on Electoral College Results 2020

Overall the economy is still very strong. I do not see Biden coming anywhere close to a victory. Tump will easily win in a huge landslide both popular vote and electoral college. I see a sea of red.

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by AA747123
Wed May 20, 2020 4:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: All OW carriers to move T5 LHR
Replies: 38
Views: 7699

Re: Rumor: All OW carriers to move T5 LHR

Maybe Heathrow Airport should complete the T2A building so that all airlines can use T2 and T5 in the foreseeable future. In the same time they can rebuild T3. The best time to do it before the passenger number go back to 60-70 millions mark. Was the long term plan to level T3 and rebuild it? It is...

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by AA747123
Wed May 20, 2020 3:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: All OW carriers to move T5 LHR
Replies: 38
Views: 7699

Rumor: All OW carriers to move T5 LHR

Heard this morning that the shuffle at LHR will continue as ALL OW carriers will move to T5 in LHR next month. With the drop in flights for the long term this would make sense to me.

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by AA747123
Wed May 20, 2020 3:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: American Airlines Business & Finance Discussion
Replies: 354
Views: 65659

Re: FT: Investors bet AA will file for BK

BN727227Ultra wrote:
Upside: NEW PAINT JOB, BAYBEE!!!111!!!


Yes the airlines that buy the ex AA assets will paint the airplanes in their own colors.

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by AA747123
Mon May 18, 2020 3:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: American Airlines Business & Finance Discussion
Replies: 354
Views: 65659

Re: FT: Investors bet AA will file for BK

If AA choses to go this route they should do it sooner than later while they have cash and hand, and can self finance like they did before. DIP financing will likely be difficult to come by and a DIP may see more value in liquidated assests.

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by AA747123
Mon May 18, 2020 3:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways to take delivery of first 787-10 arriving at LHR around 8am on 21 May 2020
Replies: 90
Views: 19365

Re: British Airways to take delivery of first 787-10 arriving at LHR around 8am on 21 May 2020

Why would an airline that is struggling to survive be spending money on a brand new airplane? Makes no sense. Part of ANY government assistance should include NO NEW AIRPLANES at all until the TAXPAYERS are made whole and 100% of the government assistance is paid in full!

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by AA747123
Mon May 18, 2020 3:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: Delta to Convert Some Planes to All Delta One Suites
Replies: 64
Views: 15735

Re: Rumor: Delta to Convert Some Planes to All Delta One Suites

I could maybe see DL doing a JFK-LAX/SFO kind of set up on the A321. But an all Delta One? I don't know how successful they'd be with it. But then again, maybe some people will pay a premium just to get on a plane and be a little less worried about COVID. The ex- AA 321T will be offered by the bank...

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by AA747123
Sun May 17, 2020 11:54 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: How to start an airline?
Replies: 25
Views: 1567

Re: How to start an airline?

So your career goals are to be flat broke, constantly struggling to survive, dealing with hot headed unions, having a high level of stress, a moderate alcoholic and heavy smoker?

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by AA747123
Thu May 14, 2020 3:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL to permanently retire entire 777 fleet
Replies: 747
Views: 117475

Re: DL to permanently retire entire 777 fleet

Ryefly wrote:
They should trade with American. Delta 777's for American's A330 fleet.


Actually a good idea, I remember back in the early 80s, AA swapped their 747s for Pan Am DC10s. But give the likely hood of an AA liquidation I doubt any bank holding the liens on the DL 77L would take that deal.

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by AA747123
Wed May 13, 2020 10:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing CEO: A major US airline likely will go out of business this year,
Replies: 308
Views: 41556

Re: Boeing CEO: A major US airline likely will go out of business this year,

Please let it be AA, please let it be AA. And not just a Ch 11 shake and bake, make it a Ch 7 liquidation. Too much debt, not enough cash. Dougie Parker's hubris coming home to rest, took a good airline and turned it into low cost carrier service with legacy carrier prices. So you are rooting for 1...

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by AA747123
Wed May 13, 2020 2:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA planning layoffs but not AA, DL etc..?
Replies: 110
Views: 14960

Re: UA planning layoffs but not AA, DL etc..?

The Boeing CEO stated that one of the "big 3" will go out of business by September, so with the vacuum of traffic from the failed airline the survivors may be able to avoid layoffs. UA may be premature in their statement.

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by AA747123
Wed May 06, 2020 4:22 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Should November US election be canceled?
Replies: 133
Views: 3620

Re: Should November election be canceled?

The problem with voting by mail is overwhelming voter fraud. It is bad enough when voting in person. To vote you should be required to show PROOF of citizenship such as a US Passport.

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