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by af773atmsp
Wed Oct 24, 2018 3:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How to look up PDEW?
Replies: 28
Views: 6507

Re: How to look up PDEW?

[ Thank you! Somehow I got 3,800 between MSP and Chicago when looking at the data. I'm guessing those include connecting passengers. If you looked in Table 6, it's bidirectional. So for PDEW you'd divide by two, which would put you at 1,900, which is within spitting distance of my number. So on ave...

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by af773atmsp
Wed Oct 24, 2018 2:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How to look up PDEW?
Replies: 28
Views: 6507

Re: How to look up PDEW?

Let me rephrase that. Does anyone either: -have the data that I asked in my original post or; -want to look it up for me because I don’t know if I would have the right numbers I should mention this is for research, so I can’t exactly wing it and hope I have the right data. Thank you for understandi...

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by af773atmsp
Wed Oct 24, 2018 12:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How to look up PDEW?
Replies: 28
Views: 6507

Re: How to look up PDEW?

Since we’re on the subject, how many O&D passengers are there between MSP and Chicago’s airports? More specifically just passengers that didn’t connect from another airport to get between the two, if that’s possible to find. Ummmm, we've been discussing just how to do that in this thread. Perha...

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by af773atmsp
Tue Oct 23, 2018 9:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How to look up PDEW?
Replies: 28
Views: 6507

Re: How to look up PDEW?

Since we’re on the subject, how many O&D passengers are there between MSP and Chicago’s airports? More specifically just passengers that didn’t connect from another airport to get between the two, if that’s possible to find.

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by af773atmsp
Mon Oct 22, 2018 3:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta proposes MSP-PVG
Replies: 124
Views: 17024

Re: Delta proposes MSP-PVG

"... first-ever nonstop China service from Minnesota." Does HKG count as China? MSP had service to there for a brief period in 1999. This is great news to see and hopefully it actually happens. NW considered this route when they ordered the 787, and now its finally gaining momentum but wit...

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by af773atmsp
Tue Oct 09, 2018 1:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Tran: What would it be like today?
Replies: 55
Views: 8171

Re: Air Tran: What would it be like today?

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As to the question, I don't know. I feel like they would just get bought out by a different airline or FL or would buy an airline (Virgin America and Sun Country come to mind).

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by af773atmsp
Mon Oct 08, 2018 2:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OSL is 20 years old today !
Replies: 29
Views: 4296

Re: OSL is 20 years old today !

Nice and spacious airport, but as was mentioned FBU looked a lot more convenient in terms of location and the cost of transport to/from the airport (the Flytoget and Flybussen to OSL are nice, but its a little pricey). There are also a couple hangars still standing at what was FBU. I walked around t...

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by af773atmsp
Wed Oct 03, 2018 12:25 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Train Trip Report: Amtrak Empire Builder CHI-MSP (no pics)
Replies: 7
Views: 7302

Train Trip Report: Amtrak Empire Builder CHI-MSP (no pics)

Way back in December I had already planned most of my 3-month summer tour of Europe, but I hadn’t decided on how I would return home. I narrowed my options to a flight from Europe directly to Minneapolis (boring, but the quickest), fly from Europe to Chicago and then Amtrak to St. Paul, or the very ...

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by af773atmsp
Fri Sep 21, 2018 2:28 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: High School Reunions
Replies: 27
Views: 1549

Re: High School Reunions

I would only go to one if my close friends who I still hang out with went too. Otherwise I would just feel really awkward, and there at least ten people who I prefer not seeing again (unless they've changed for the better, but I won't hold my breath on that).

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by af773atmsp
Thu Sep 20, 2018 9:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sun Country 2019 Expansion Ideas?
Replies: 35
Views: 2875

Re: Sun Country 2019 Expansion Ideas?

Would be very ambitious, but would be great if they went to South American destinations. From where I don't know, and I wonder how many places they could reach with the 737 from the southern U.S. to South America.

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by af773atmsp
Sun Sep 16, 2018 8:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: StarTribune interview with former Sun Country owner
Replies: 12
Views: 2273

Re: StarTribune interview with former Sun Country owner

I'll wait and see where SY heads, but if its in the direction of NK then I'll burn up my points fast. You get what you pay for and I will continue to avoid ULCCs as best as I can. I've only flown one ULCC, F9, and that was a short distance flight (ORD-MSP) and that was as much as I could handle from...

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by af773atmsp
Tue Sep 11, 2018 10:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: EI to MSP and YUL in 2019
Replies: 176
Views: 13831

Confirmed: EI to MSP and YUL in 2019

From the MSP Airport Spotting page there will supposedly be an announcement tomorrow (9/13) of EI service to MSP. Source is claimed as "fairly credible", and while it could change it appears to be near definite.

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by af773atmsp
Tue Sep 11, 2018 8:50 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Questions About Genderqueer
Replies: 27
Views: 1528

Re: Questions About Genderqueer

I wouldn't say I'm uncomfortable using other terms, but referring to an individual as they/them goes against what I've been taught in English class for the past 20 years. I'll definitely make an effort to know what they want to be referred to as, but I can't guarantee I'll have it down right away. C...

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by af773atmsp
Mon Sep 10, 2018 7:49 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Questions About Genderqueer
Replies: 27
Views: 1528

Questions About Genderqueer

I've heard the terms genderqueer, gender fluid, agender, and non-binary numerous times. One of my friends identifies as non-binary (or non-binary woman, I'm not sure). I have several questions about the topic, but I don't think I should ask them to a person who is genderqueer as I'm afraid they woul...

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by af773atmsp
Sat Sep 08, 2018 10:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Status of US Startups that have been announced
Replies: 15
Views: 2833

Re: Status of US Startups that have been announced

How about Family Airlines/Avatar Air? What happened to the 747 that was in the Family Airlines paint scheme?

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by af773atmsp
Fri Sep 07, 2018 9:13 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: I have autism and need some help.
Replies: 27
Views: 2298

Re: I have autism and need some help.

From my perspective as a 25 year old with Aspergers (however I didn't have to go to any special schools, and I live and work independently): -between middle school and early college I thought I needed a girlfriend -through high school and college I tried my hardest to find someone, and would be left...

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by af773atmsp
Tue Sep 04, 2018 4:54 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Adventure Time Ends
Replies: 1
Views: 457

Adventure Time Ends

I doubt many people on here watch Adventure Time, but I wanted to make this post anyway. The popular Cartoon Network show enjoyed by kids and adults has concluded after eight years. To me it paved the way for kids cartoons that could also be enjoyed by adults (okay I'm sure there were some shows bef...

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by af773atmsp
Mon Sep 03, 2018 9:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAS posts strong peak quarter results despite operational disruptions
Replies: 26
Views: 3211

Re: SAS posts strong peak quarter results despite operational disruptions

When I studied in Norway 3 years ago I took DY for all of my flights in/out of OSL (except coming from the states on FI). This time for my two months in Norway I haven't booked any flights with DY, and 2 of 4 flights in/out of Norway are with SK. Price was a little cheaper than DY, or a little more ...

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by af773atmsp
Tue Aug 28, 2018 8:33 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: US boy, 9, killed himself after homophobic bullying.
Replies: 57
Views: 3314

Re: US boy, 9, killed himself after homophobic bullying.

I was bullied pretty much everyday from 3rd to 5th grade. Not for being gay (around 5 years ago I was questioning*, but I'm pretty sure I'm straight), just because I was different (antisocial, slow learner, in general an easy target). The school did pretty much nothing to stop it, and yet they still...

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by af773atmsp
Mon Aug 27, 2018 8:44 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Mass shooting at video game tournament in Jacksonville, Florida
Replies: 54
Views: 2532

Re: Mass shooting at video game tournament in Jacksonville, Florida

What are you smoking? I have a lot of personal friends who are as liberal as they come, can't stand the GOP, like Bernie Sanders, want universal healthcare, higher taxes for corporations, open borders etc but love their guns. Guns are not a left vs right issue. I also have conservative friends who ...

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by af773atmsp
Mon Aug 27, 2018 6:47 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Mass shooting at video game tournament in Jacksonville, Florida
Replies: 54
Views: 2532

Re: Mass shooting at video game tournament in Jacksonville, Florida

Its not just the GOP. There are a lot of gun owners who are Democrats and don't want gun control either. Its not a left vs right issue. Give me evidence or I’m calling BS. I’m sure they’re out there, but “a lot”? I doubt that. What are you smoking? I have a lot of personal friends who are as libera...

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by af773atmsp
Mon Aug 27, 2018 4:11 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Mass shooting at video game tournament in Jacksonville, Florida
Replies: 54
Views: 2532

Re: Mass shooting at video game tournament in Jacksonville, Florida

I wonder if there was a mass shooting where a bunch of babies (under 3 years old) were killed if the GOP would finally, just maybe, at the very least be slightly open to the idea of gun control measures.* They're pro-life right? Oh wait, that's only until they're actually born. Can't wait for the d...

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by af773atmsp
Sun Aug 26, 2018 9:48 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Mass shooting at video game tournament in Jacksonville, Florida
Replies: 54
Views: 2532

Re: Mass shooting at video game tournament in Jacksonville, Florida

I wonder if there was a mass shooting where a bunch of babies (under 3 years old) were killed if the GOP would finally, just maybe, at the very least be slightly open to the idea of gun control measures.* They're pro-life right? Oh wait, that's only until they're actually born. Can't wait for the da...

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by af773atmsp
Sun Aug 26, 2018 8:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why wasn’t MSP relocated?
Replies: 83
Views: 14487

Re: Why wasn’t MSP relocated?

The problem with a new airport out in the suburbs/exurbs is that sprawl will eventually reach it if it hasn’t already reached the potential site of it. It’s like development encroaching on train tracks and then residents expect it to move somewhere else, but you’re only moving the problem to someone...

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by af773atmsp
Sun Aug 26, 2018 7:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why wasn’t MSP relocated?
Replies: 83
Views: 14487

Re: Why wasn’t MSP relocated?

If it ever gets to the point MSP reaches capacity they could:
-relocate cargo operations to make room for a new terminal
-use a reliever airport for a small amount of commercial flights
-use STC and have a commuter train to Downtown Minneapolis

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by af773atmsp
Fri Aug 10, 2018 8:49 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Flying Fifth Freedom: OSL-ARN on ET 788 (no pictures)
Replies: 2
Views: 1858

Flying Fifth Freedom: OSL-ARN on ET 788 (no pictures)

When looking at traveling from Oslo to Stockholm I noticed that Ethiopian flew this route, and so just out of curiosity checked out the fares. Surprisingly it was very cheap (around $75 in coach I believe), and cheaper than any other airlines' flights during the day (I didn't want to wake up extreme...

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by af773atmsp
Mon Aug 06, 2018 8:36 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Incorrect Transit System
Replies: 22
Views: 1467

Re: The Incorrect Transit System

From what I heard, it seems like those long distance trains operate by Amtrak are losing money, and are also one of the reasons that prevented Amtrak from upgrading services on some shorter, more used train services. Given that those existing trains are rather slow, not competitive against buses, c...

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by af773atmsp
Sun Aug 05, 2018 8:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TATL Announcements for 2019
Replies: 206
Views: 31441

Re: TATL Announcements for 2019

Norwegian was/is considering MSP, but obviously there are a lot of cities they’re considering. Where they would fly from MSP I don’t know, but I can always hope for one Scandinavian city (OSL, ARN, or CPH). Other than that all I can see for MSP now is EI to DUB, but only with an aircraft smaller tha...

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by af773atmsp
Thu Aug 02, 2018 6:58 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Incorrect Transit System
Replies: 22
Views: 1467

Re: The Incorrect Transit System

How it is possible that a main city like Phoenix do not have an Amtrak station? Isn't Amtrak nationwide? Is it served by other carriers? A friend of mine who's an Albany, NY resident suggested me the trip by train from NYC to Albany during the fall... When the feds don't care about passenger rail, ...

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by af773atmsp
Wed Aug 01, 2018 8:46 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Correct Transit System
Replies: 47
Views: 2448

Re: The Correct Transit System

I can't speak for the whole Boston transit system, but the Green Line is ancient and shows it. High-floor cars that are far under capacity for rush hour and Red Sox games, crawling speed under Boston where all the lines meet, old underground stations with no air conditioning, and the screeching of s...

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by af773atmsp
Wed Aug 01, 2018 8:41 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Incorrect Transit System
Replies: 22
Views: 1467

Re: The Incorrect Transit System

How could it be a minus? No one takes a train cross-country for reasons of scheduling. I have not been east of the Mississippi so it would be a problem for me. I want to see Appalachia on the train. If the train is running so late that it is dark, what is the point? Other than that, you are right. ...

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by af773atmsp
Tue Jul 31, 2018 9:39 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Correct Transit System
Replies: 47
Views: 2448

Re: The Correct Transit System

However even in Boston I had this problem with an early morning flight leaving at 7:30. Even on a weekday the earliest Green Line train wouldn't have me at BOS on time. I imagine that's because the Green Line doesn't go to the airport. :biggrin: I was waiting for someone to say this. What I mean is...

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by af773atmsp
Mon Jul 30, 2018 9:15 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Incorrect Transit System
Replies: 22
Views: 1467

The Incorrect Transit System

-One that is underfunded despite the majority of the public demanding better service. -Unmaintained stations, vehicles, and infrastructure. -Infrequent and unreliable service. -All routes going to only one hub, requiring every transit trip to go through that hub even if it means a lot of backtrackin...

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by af773atmsp
Sun Jul 29, 2018 11:51 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Correct Transit System
Replies: 47
Views: 2448

Re: The Correct Transit System

I’ll give Los Angeles an A for effort. Everyone I know seems to assume their transit system would be garbage, but they’ve made great progress. NYC, Chicago, Washington D.C., etc. have viable public transportation systems that will get you around efficiently, no matter where you’re at. Los Angeles i...

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by af773atmsp
Sun Jul 29, 2018 6:40 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Correct Transit System
Replies: 47
Views: 2448

Re: The Correct Transit System

I forgot Amsterdam. Seeing their tram system kind of gives me a sense of what we (Minneapolis/St. Paul) had before we obliterated ours and are now slowly picking up the pieces.

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by af773atmsp
Fri Jul 27, 2018 10:33 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Correct Transit System
Replies: 47
Views: 2448

Re: The Correct Transit System

Out of the transit systems I have the most experience with Oslo is number 1 for me. Easily accessible, and reliable. Copenhagen is great too, just wish the Metro was already more than just two lines. In terms of rail transit I like Munich, but besides one bus route I haven’t tried their bus system. ...

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by af773atmsp
Thu Jul 26, 2018 7:49 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The good news topic
Replies: 26
Views: 1680

Re: The good news topic

FatCat wrote:
af773atmsp wrote:
Amazing how fast this thread went negative. You guys need some Happy Meals.

Junk food will not make you any happier.
Just fat
#facts


I guess I need to put a disclaimer when I'm making a joke.

Go do something you love pessimists. I'm going on a walk.

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by af773atmsp
Thu Jul 26, 2018 12:23 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The good news topic
Replies: 26
Views: 1680

Re: The good news topic

Amazing how fast this thread went negative. You guys need some Happy Meals.

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by af773atmsp
Wed Jul 25, 2018 4:07 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Can We All Just Stop Smoking?
Replies: 40
Views: 1786

Re: Can We All Just Stop Smoking?

It’s not just the smell that bothers me, it’s the fact that I’m breathing that crap in too. When lighting one up, take the time to look around you. Are there people next to you? Then don’t smoke, especially if there’s children. Wish Europeans would figure that out because they’re worse than Americans.

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by af773atmsp
Wed Jul 25, 2018 6:35 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Can We All Just Stop Smoking?
Replies: 40
Views: 1786

Re: Can We All Just Stop Smoking?

What baffles me is how a supposed educated person could suck on cigarettes knowing the consequences, but then again how many of us shove a bacon cheeseburger down our throats and think that’s ok ? The difference is there is no such thing as secondhand bacon cheeseburger. You can smell it all you wa...

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by af773atmsp
Tue Jul 24, 2018 10:30 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Can We All Just Stop Smoking?
Replies: 40
Views: 1786

Can We All Just Stop Smoking?

Humans can make fun of wild animals for being dumb all they want, but despite the mounting evidence that smoking is bad for you and people young and old are still smoking I don’t think we’re exactly above the rest of the animal kingdom. Why are people still smoking? Based on past experiences with sm...

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by af773atmsp
Sat Jul 21, 2018 2:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flight attendants have a higher rate of every cancer outcome, study says
Replies: 70
Views: 10306

Re: Flight attendants have a higher rate of every cancer outcome, study says

Just when I thought flying couldn’t be more ruined by screaming children and security now this comes along.

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by af773atmsp
Wed Jul 18, 2018 7:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Brussels Airlines to ditch Sukhoi Superjets?
Replies: 162
Views: 40147

Re: Brussels Airlines to ditch Sukhoi Superjets?

Was hoping to fly on one BRU-CPH, but that flight has been switched to an A319. Yawn.

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by af773atmsp
Fri Jul 06, 2018 8:38 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: TGV Lyria Experience
Replies: 7
Views: 675

Re: TGV Lyria Experience

I bought an advanced ticket on TGV Lyria from Geneva to Lyon. That trip was a few days ago and there were some issues. Just outside Geneva we were delayed and a bunch of passengers were getting on and then getting off the train. The train crew looked as though they had no idea what was going on eit...

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by af773atmsp
Fri Jul 06, 2018 7:53 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: TGV Lyria Experience
Replies: 7
Views: 675

TGV Lyria Experience

I bought an advanced ticket on TGV Lyria from Geneva to Lyon. That trip was a few days ago and there were some issues. Just outside Geneva we were delayed and a bunch of passengers were getting on and then getting off the train. The train crew looked as though they had no idea what was going on eith...

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by af773atmsp
Sun Jul 01, 2018 10:25 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: FIFA World Cup Thread
Replies: 323
Views: 14288

Re: FIFA World Cup Thread

At this point I'll cheer on any team that hasn't won a World Cup or England since its been a very long time since they won.

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by af773atmsp
Thu Jun 28, 2018 2:31 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: FIFA World Cup Thread
Replies: 323
Views: 14288

Re: FIFA World Cup Thread

Aesma wrote:
How many football/soccer world cups has the US won ?


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What's nice about having an average team is that when we lose/get eliminated no one is really shocked.

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by af773atmsp
Wed Jun 27, 2018 5:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sun Country adds 5 routes from PDX
Replies: 75
Views: 13034

Re: Sun Country adds 5 routes from PDX

Clearly this means AS and SY will merge. :duck:

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by af773atmsp
Wed Jun 27, 2018 4:18 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: FIFA World Cup Thread
Replies: 323
Views: 14288

Re: FIFA World Cup Thread

scbriml wrote:
Forget the rest and go with Germany. You'd be pretty much guaranteed of a team in the final.


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Though I was thinking the same when you posted that.

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by af773atmsp
Wed Jun 27, 2018 4:01 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: FIFA World Cup Thread
Replies: 323
Views: 14288

Re: FIFA World Cup Thread

I don't know if I like or hate this commentator-https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=koVRq1AWqNk

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