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by af773atmsp
Sun Jun 17, 2018 5:00 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: FIFA World Cup Thread
Replies: 323
Views: 14291

Re: FIFA World Cup Thread

Well I thought Germany would be a safe bet. Now I'm not so sure.

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by af773atmsp
Sat Jun 16, 2018 2:15 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: If the internet shut down for 2 weeks........
Replies: 31
Views: 1849

Re: If the internet shut down for 2 weeks........

Probably go on a lot of bike rides and walks. Visit my friends (assuming they're home since I don't have a way to contact them) and see how they're doing.

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by af773atmsp
Fri Jun 15, 2018 2:51 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Is there anything Trump could do to lose your support?
Replies: 409
Views: 11420

Re: Serious question for cult 45

Is the OP referring to Trump wanting his people to "sit up in attention" like Kim Jong Un does with his people?

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by af773atmsp
Wed Jun 13, 2018 3:27 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Today I walked around Lake Harriet
Replies: 27
Views: 2168

Re: Today I walked around Lake Harriet

Airstud wrote:
I live in the Lake Calhoun area of Minneapolis, see.


Don't you mean Bde Maka Ska? :duck:

I do wonder how many people will refer to is as that.

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by af773atmsp
Tue Jun 12, 2018 3:26 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: FIFA World Cup Thread
Replies: 323
Views: 14291

Re: FIFA World Cup Thread

I'll cheer on Denmark, England, Poland, Sweden, Iceland, and Germany.

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by af773atmsp
Mon Jun 04, 2018 8:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New SY Paint Scheme Coming?
Replies: 52
Views: 4763

Re: New SY Paint Scheme Coming?

I pick C. To me its distinguishable; seeing an orange plane you can probably guess its Sun Country. Not that it really matters to the traveling public, but still much better than going for plain Euro white.

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by af773atmsp
Mon Jun 04, 2018 1:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New SY Paint Scheme Coming?
Replies: 52
Views: 4763

New SY Paint Scheme Coming?

On the local MSP Spotting Facebook page I read there is an employee vote on a new paint scheme. I don't know if that is supposed to be public knowledge (yet) and the person works for SY, so for now I don't know if I should show the paint scheme options. I will say that all four options look good and...

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by af773atmsp
Sun May 27, 2018 7:56 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Train Travel US-Mexico?
Replies: 17
Views: 946

Re: Train Travel US-Mexico?

Economics. There is more money to be made on Amtrak/VIA connections from NYC to Toronto and Montreal or Seattle and Portland to Vancouver. There is no long distance passenger rail service in Mexico. That makes a huge difference. From what I have seen, there are light rail services in Monterrey and ...

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by af773atmsp
Sat May 26, 2018 4:01 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Train Travel US-Mexico?
Replies: 17
Views: 946

Train Travel US-Mexico?

I don't know the history of cross border passenger rail between the U.S. and Mexico (I assume at one time it existed), and for the time being I don't see it coming to fruition. However is there a potential market and have there been plans in the past to establish intercity rail between U.S. and Mexi...

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by af773atmsp
Sat May 26, 2018 3:43 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Videos You Watch Again And Again
Replies: 37
Views: 1990

Re: Videos You Watch Again And Again

I have a ton of them, but here's a small selection. Most recently: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xG0HmKgwo0c&t=517s&list=FLVsHciTY5o79Q7yReuPh7hg&index=27 ("Miracle in Minneapolis" Vikings-Saints game) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LAQRtjvtQRo&list=LLVsHciTY5o79Q7yReuPh...

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by af773atmsp
Sun May 20, 2018 1:32 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Simpsons quote thread.
Replies: 22
Views: 1471

Re: Simpsons quote thread.

Are there any memorable quotes from the newer Simpsons (any episode made after the movie)? All I can think of is Moe shipping himself in a crate to Ireland and saying thats coach on Delta.

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by af773atmsp
Sun May 20, 2018 1:26 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: TX official blames shooting on too many exits/entr
Replies: 37
Views: 1692

Re: TX official blames shooting on too many exits/entr

Who needs gun legislation and mental health services when you can have airport-style security at schools?

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by af773atmsp
Sat May 19, 2018 1:44 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: God bless all .... sorry you got shot and killed and I can't do anything to help or stop it
Replies: 310
Views: 9176

Re: God bless all .... sorry you got shot and killed and I can't do anything to help or stop it

The kid was already banned from owning a gun. Nothing tougher gun laws could have done to save those kids’ lives. We will only begin to combat those school shootings when we acknowledge the true cause, which is peer pressure and bullying. Emma Gonzalez for example bullied the Cruz boy but is someho...

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by af773atmsp
Mon May 07, 2018 5:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bloomberg article: Watch Out, Airlines. High Speed Rail Now Rivals Flying on Key Routes
Replies: 239
Views: 21277

Re: Bloomberg article: Watch Out, Airlines. High Speed Rail Now Rivals Flying on Key Routes

Sometimes your taxes pay for stuff you don't want. Deal with it. Person A prefers taking public transit and the train while person B prefers driving and flying. Big whoop. Anyways, high speed rail can work in the U.S. but only on certain routes. People dreaming of transcontinental HSR should stop no...

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by af773atmsp
Sat May 05, 2018 3:35 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Why are some poster's only trolls? Why do people love and respond to trolls?
Replies: 57
Views: 2712

Re: Why are some poster's only trolls? Why do people love and respond to trolls?

Remember the days when non-aviation had threads about winning a girl over with a snow globe? Good times.

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by af773atmsp
Fri May 04, 2018 3:39 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Tight Connection at KEF
Replies: 9
Views: 1041

Tight Connection at KEF

In July I'm flying FI MSP-KEF-GVA. The connection time is 50 minutes. If I remember right KEF is pretty small, but adding in time getting off the plane and customs makes it worrisome. I'm wondering if I'll make my connection assuming the flight is on-time, and if I don't make the connection what my ...

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by af773atmsp
Thu May 03, 2018 1:19 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Idiots and car autopilot
Replies: 24
Views: 1830

Re: Idiots and car autopilot

I feel that there will be a parallel between autonomous/non-autonomous cars and automatic/manual transmissions. Of course automatics are easier to drive and if you have some sort of disability not allowing for manual transmission then you can still drive with an automatic. However its taken awhile f...

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by af773atmsp
Sun Apr 29, 2018 1:59 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Idiots and car autopilot
Replies: 24
Views: 1830

Re: Idiots and car autopilot

http://www.latimes.com/business/autos/l ... story.html

Pretty sure this guy lost his head in the crash and the car kept going.

Humans are quite the intelligent species, aren't they?
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http://www.latimes.com/business/autos/l ... story.html

Pretty sure this guy lost his head in the crash and the car kept going.

Humans are quite the intelligent species, aren't they?

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by af773atmsp
Thu Apr 26, 2018 3:33 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Ford Cutting All Sedans and Hatchbacks in North America
Replies: 32
Views: 2319

Re: Ford Cutting All Sedans and Hatchbacks in North America

I agree, but what I don't understand is why the market seems to be so driven towards inefficient SUVs and "trucks" these days. Did noone learn anything from the oil spike in 2008? Considering the American auto companies were still crapping out land yachts during the oil crisis in the 70s ...

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by af773atmsp
Thu Apr 26, 2018 12:07 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Ford Cutting All Sedans and Hatchbacks in North America
Replies: 32
Views: 2319

Ford Cutting All Sedans and Hatchbacks in North America

http://www.startribune.com/ford-1q-earnings-up-slightly-company-promises-more-savings/480852161/ The Fiesta, Fusion, C-Max, Taurus, and Focus (except for a crossover style design) will be phased out. Remaining will be the Mustang, and a lineup of crossovers, SUVs, and trucks. Guess I'm an outlier si...

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by af773atmsp
Fri Apr 20, 2018 8:08 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: RIP Avicii (Tim Bergling)
Replies: 23
Views: 1857

Re: RIP Avicii (Tim Bergling)

I was listening to his music getting through work today, and heard about this now.

Thanks for the great music Avicii. Whether to cheer me up, partying, long nights, or anytime in general.

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by af773atmsp
Sat Apr 14, 2018 3:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LA City Council Approves People Mover for LAX
Replies: 60
Views: 7961

Re: LA City Council Approves People Mover for LAX

A big part of public transit's current struggles is the rise of uber/lyft, which is obviously encouraged by public choices we make (cheap gas, free roads, little regulation, etc). Whether or not people in LA like driving, we need to be moving towards a more sustainable transportation model in the f...

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by af773atmsp
Fri Apr 13, 2018 4:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LA City Council Approves People Mover for LAX
Replies: 60
Views: 7961

Re: LA City Council Approves People Mover for LAX

You are very short-sighted. Metro Rail has a ridership of some 350,000 persons per day. Imagine all those people adding their cars to the freeways. How am I short-sighted? Study after study shows that LA’s public transit is frequented only by persons unable to afford to drive; generally once they c...

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by af773atmsp
Sun Apr 08, 2018 3:09 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Metro system line colors - Delhi FTW
Replies: 10
Views: 935

Re: Metro system line colors - Delhi FTW

LA's solution is just naming it after a street. Specifically the Expo Line, with a lighter blue and large E to distinguish it from the Blue Line. Although I think they eventually want to change them to numbers (1, 2, 3, etc.) Here in Minneapolis we're planning our Gold Line and Purple Line (they're ...

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by af773atmsp
Fri Apr 06, 2018 2:05 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Strange 5th Freedom Routes
Replies: 32
Views: 4250

Re: Strange 5th Freedom Routes

I booked OSL-ARN on ET for $77. I didn't look but I assume DK would be around the same?

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by af773atmsp
Wed Mar 21, 2018 3:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian profit warning, try to raise equity
Replies: 125
Views: 19531

Re: Norwegian profit warning, try to raise equity

Perhaps its a good thing all of my booked European flights for this summer aren't with Norwegian. Big switch from 2015 when I flew them on two roundtrips and two one-ways. Service and fares were good, but this time around fares were more expensive than SAS except for one but the timing wasn't conven...

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by af773atmsp
Tue Mar 20, 2018 5:09 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Self-driving vehicle strikes and kills pedestrian
Replies: 178
Views: 8307

Re: Self-driving vehicle strikes and kills pedestrian

Do these companies not have the resources to build massive closed courses? Why not have that and have crash test dummies that you can push in front of an autonomous car and see what happens? I hope city planners aren't hopping on the hype wagon with a supposed benefit of autonomous vehicles being no...

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by af773atmsp
Thu Mar 08, 2018 3:43 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Norway announces 25% increase in whaling quota
Replies: 15
Views: 1040

Re: Norway announces 25% increase in whaling quota

So what does the average Norwegian think of this? Are there any polls on this?

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by af773atmsp
Tue Mar 06, 2018 3:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Can Sun Country become the new Northwest?
Replies: 32
Views: 4375

Re: Can Sun Country become the new Northwest?

SY has only announced two new non-MSP routes, and people are throwing around ideas such as SY buying used A340s and A380s and flying intercontinental? Lets slow down and focus on getting more 737s, adding non-MSP routes where there is a profitable niche, and increasing and expanding a few MSP routes.

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by af773atmsp
Sun Mar 04, 2018 9:38 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: YouTube blacklisting conservative channels
Replies: 63
Views: 2572

Re: YouTube blacklisting conservative channels

Just go film dead bodies while making jokes and laughing, disrespecting cultures through racism and physical violence, animal abuse etc. YouTube supports that sort of thing with full force. Their most popular channels feature that content all the time. Its great for the kids. Don’t forget clickbait...

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by af773atmsp
Sun Mar 04, 2018 4:49 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: YouTube blacklisting conservative channels
Replies: 63
Views: 2572

Re: YouTube blacklisting conservative channels

Live Leak seems to be full of right wing conspiracy videos such as shootings being faked, Muslims having a secret plot to take over Europe and/or the U.S., etc. And there are plenty of sexist, racist, and/or Islamophobia comments on any video no matter what the topic is.

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by af773atmsp
Sun Mar 04, 2018 2:08 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: If aliens from another planet exist,where are they?
Replies: 51
Views: 2771

Re: If aliens from another planet exist,where are they?

Not sure if he's gone insane or there is truly more than we know, but former member of Blink 182 Tom Delonge says he's met with top government officials about UFOs and aliens. Here's one article about it, but there are plenty more. http://www.cbs8.com/story/37496738/former-blink-182-rocker-launches-...

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by af773atmsp
Thu Mar 01, 2018 4:23 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump: “Take the guns first"
Replies: 17
Views: 927

Re: Trump: “Take the guns first"

Lot of talk, very little doing. That’s the American way.

But feel free to prove me wrong Mr. President.

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by af773atmsp
Sun Feb 25, 2018 1:58 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Are Ghosts a myth? Post your experiences here!
Replies: 52
Views: 3383

Re: Are Ghosts a myth? Post your experiences here!

In my spare time, I'm a paranormal investigator.* I go to various places and do an investigation with other like minded individuals, and our aim is to gather evidence. Some of the evidence we have gathered can be explained away by normal means - loose floorboards, noisy heating or dodgy electrics. ...

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by af773atmsp
Sat Feb 24, 2018 9:14 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Are Ghosts a myth? Post your experiences here!
Replies: 52
Views: 3383

Re: Are Ghosts a myth? Post your experiences here!

A few years ago I was taking a picture of an abandoned rail yard. When I checked the photo on my camera I noticed a man walking down the tracks. I looked up but couldn't see him. But then a minute later I saw him, so unfortunately no paranormal experience there (unless he vanished when I biked away)...

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by af773atmsp
Thu Feb 22, 2018 11:49 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Potential for a Mass Protest at the NRA?
Replies: 25
Views: 950

Re: Potential for a Mass Protest at the NRA?

I'm an NRA Endowment level member (one step above life) and I have been to many NRA national meetings. There are always protests at the event, but sometimes often times the new crews film them at angles to make them appear like there are a lot more than there are. I recall in Pittsburgh at the '04 ...

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by af773atmsp
Thu Feb 22, 2018 5:41 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Potential for a Mass Protest at the NRA?
Replies: 25
Views: 950

Potential for a Mass Protest at the NRA?

I'm surprised there haven't been any protests that I know of at the NRA headquarters, especially after the Newtown and Las Vegas shootings. There have been walkouts since the shooting in Florida, but the NRA puts out the same response along the lines of "if its gun control then it violates the ...

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by af773atmsp
Tue Feb 20, 2018 2:22 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: If The Powerpuff Girls had a favorite food each...
Replies: 29
Views: 2744

Re: If The Powerpuff Girls had a favorite food each...

More important question is what would the fourth PPG's favorite food be?

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by af773atmsp
Mon Feb 19, 2018 2:22 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: If a Texas sized asteroid was headed for Earth...
Replies: 57
Views: 2397

Re: If a Texas sized asteroid was headed for Earth...

I am torn between two picks. 1. Find out where it is going to hit and be right under it, don't want to be living in that aftermath. 2. Be watching from the International Space Station, amazing view. And which ever I would have a VERY expensive bottle of Chablis open. :yes: For the second option, wo...

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by af773atmsp
Sun Feb 18, 2018 12:25 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: If a Texas sized asteroid was headed for Earth...
Replies: 57
Views: 2397

Re: If a Texas sized asteroid was headed for Earth...

787Driver wrote:
af773atmsp wrote:

Yep, as a 24 year old virgin I have to know what it's like.



Too much info....


C'mon, this is A.net. At least I admitted it. ;)

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by af773atmsp
Sat Feb 17, 2018 9:52 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: If a Texas sized asteroid was headed for Earth...
Replies: 57
Views: 2397

Re: If a Texas sized asteroid was headed for Earth...

NIKV69 wrote:
Two chicks at the same time.


Yep, as a 24 year old virgin I have to know what it's like.

Other than that, message friends and family how much they meant to me, be with my parents, and wait.

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by af773atmsp
Fri Feb 16, 2018 4:50 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Remembering Your Favorite Stadiums or Arenas
Replies: 22
Views: 1051

Re: Remembering Your Favorite Stadiums or Arenas

The only old stadiums I've been to are the Metrodome (lots of Twins games, one Vikings game, monster truck rallies, and a couple Twins Fest), and Fenway Park last year (Red Sox vs. Twins, very close and exciting game, Twins managed to stay ahead).

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by af773atmsp
Thu Feb 15, 2018 2:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Minneapolis air service discussion - 2018
Replies: 109
Views: 9600

Re: Minneapolis Air Service Discussion

MSP-LGW is 3,500 nautical miles. The A321LR has a range of 4,000 nautical miles, so its doable but pushing it going west.

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by af773atmsp
Thu Feb 15, 2018 5:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian's next long-haul targets
Replies: 47
Views: 7977

Re: Norwegian's next long-haul targets

Would be nice to see them at MSP even if there isn't non-stop service to OSL, CPH, and/or ARN. Out of all the TATL LCCs I'd choose DY.

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by af773atmsp
Wed Feb 14, 2018 3:09 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Political discussions in the workplace
Replies: 31
Views: 1329

Re: Political discussions in the workplace

I feel that politics should not be discussed at work, but a few times I stumble into one. At my current employer, my supervisor takes a few jabs at Democrats. For example I was missing an item to be shipped, wrote down the error and gave it to him, and he said something along the lines of "this...

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by af773atmsp
Tue Feb 13, 2018 3:51 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump's Infrastructure Plan
Replies: 29
Views: 1083

Re: Trump's Infrastructure Plan

MSPbrandon, ironically I’m writing you from Bloomington. Cold tonight for a Texan, brings back good memories of living in Ottawa. I agree with what you have written. What to say? Of course a big infrastructure plan is needed. This isn’t it, though. I work in the industry and there’s no there there....

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by af773atmsp
Mon Feb 12, 2018 2:50 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: My Next Trip Around Europe
Replies: 19
Views: 1284

Re: My Next Trip Around Europe

You cannot lump the whole of Europe together and get a single answer to that question. And what do you mean by "during the World Cup"? June 14-28; Group stages June 30th - July 3rd; Last 16/knockout stage July 6/7 & 10/11; Quarter- & Semi Finals July 15; Final If you are in Poland...

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by af773atmsp
Mon Feb 12, 2018 2:41 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your 2018 Booked/Flown Flights List
Replies: 331
Views: 40227

Re: Your 2018 Booked/Flown Flights List

So far for 2018: MSP-KEF-GVA on FI July 2. Both with 752. MXP-PRG on EasyJet July 15. A319 KRK-BRU-CPH on Brussels Airlines/CityJet July 23. A319 and SSJ. More booked flights: OSL-ARN on ET July 8. 788. OSL-AMS-ORD on KL September 30. E190 and 744M. In between those dates I'm likely to be flying wi...

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by af773atmsp
Sun Feb 11, 2018 4:23 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Gray divorces on the rise
Replies: 31
Views: 1711

Re: Gray divorces on the rise

One of my friend's parents still live together, but rarely talk to each other. Since early college he's said he would be fine with them getting divorced, but they're still together for whatever reason. I'm 24 and am shocked when I see friends on Facebook posting about getting engaged, but I'm just n...

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by af773atmsp
Wed Feb 07, 2018 10:13 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: My Next Trip Around Europe
Replies: 19
Views: 1284

Re: My Next Trip Around Europe

Since I will be in Europe during the World Cup, is that good timing or bad timing? I'm a soccer (football) fan, but are EU countries tame when it comes to their team winning or losing? You cannot lump the whole of Europe together and get a single answer to that question. And what do you mean by &qu...

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