Just one: A KL 74M, PH-BFI, named "City of Jakarta", from AMS to ORD on 30/9/2018. It was a tight connection at AMS since my E190 flight from OSL was severely delayed due to maintenance issues. While a lot of people on that flight missed their connections, luck was on my side. The $1,200 t...Jump to post
Back in 2018 I was able to fly on a 747 (specifically a KLM 74M AMS-ORD), and since then my goal has been to fly on an A380. Now with the huge drop in travel demand due to the pandemic I'm seeing airlines either planning early retirement of their A380s or reducing their A380 fleet, so I'm wondering ...Jump to post
Slightly off topic: When I walked across the Golden Gate Bridge in 2019 I was amazed that you could still climb over the railing despite the number of suicides that have taken place there. There's crisis hotline phone booths along the bridge, but still no physical barrier keeping people from jumping...Jump to post
I should've gotten some photos and videos of their 787s when I was in Oslo in 2015 and 2018, back when Norwegian seemed to be booming but in reality it was a giant bubble that they kept inflating. Even though they didn't make it to MSP with scheduled flights (though at one point in better times ther...Jump to post
What are the chances any of these rioters escape and never get caught? I assume they would have to be smart by wearing a mask covering their entire face, not having a phone on them, getting out of Washington that same day by car, bus, or train, not saying anything about being there on social media, ...Jump to post
I want to have at least a little hope that 2021 will be better, but I don't want to have expectations. Last year my hopes were high and I ended up pretty disappointed (though to be honest for me 2020 was only a slightly below average year) long before 2020 came to a close. Unfortunately all of the p...Jump to post
If he makes serious effort to turn around the skeletal passenger rail network in this country then great. If he just tosses a few bones to Amtrak like some fancy maps showing a transcontinental high speed railway and some new locomotives then I guess we'll be stuck with the status quo for at least 4...Jump to post
Claim self defense? Protestors were clearly showing aggression towards her and her property. Ask me, they were asking for it. I am actually surprised this doesn't happen more. The media has given cover to these people who feel they are justified acting this way. I feel it may just get worse and peo...Jump to post
Did the opening of the Chunnel affect the operations of the air route between London and Paris? Yes, Eurostar now has around 75% market share on the London-Paris route. With an impact like that, it would not be surprising if US airlines are fighting tooth and nail to stop or at least slow down HSR ...Jump to post
Didn't someone who claimed to be Barry Michaels comment on a Family Airlines/Avatar Airlines thread years ago?Jump to post
2020 is for me a massive disappointment. For some reason the number 2020 stuck out to me as a kid in the mid-2000s. It was the future, and I was excited to see what my city would look like in 2020, and how the rest of the world would be. Well, my city (Minneapolis) was on fire, and the entire world ...Jump to post
This is hilarious. The "Obama" high-speed rail was "approved" right when Obama's time was up that was meant to go from STL to Chicago and they are still "working on it" with the only change any of us have seen is some new locomotives and double tracking. High speed rai...Jump to post
https://www.lifeinnorway.net/wizz-air-to-launch-3-domestic-routes-in-norway/?fbclid=IwAR3xxLnSRxiCG03rXmryxtKdV90JfjF4N_nI15XZUxqr_OoA5wQtGvNNGDQ Me personally, I'd rather take the train if it's an option. While longer it's a lot more scenic and don't have to deal with airport security plus getting ...Jump to post
If he doesn't get sick that'll encourage his followers not to take this seriously. If he gets sick and perhaps, well, y'know, maybe that'll send a message to people who think COVID is nothing to worry about. Not saying I hope that happens, but it's a slight possibility.Jump to post
Mid or late March when schools in Minnesota were closed, everyone at my organization who could work from home was required to, and transit service was cut dramatically.Jump to post
His brain will get better, you'll see. One day it's just like that, you wake up and you have a brain. Besides, spousal abuse doesn't really impact anybody. His brain was off the deep end and the spousal abuse is just another indicator. A clear case where he needs his guns confiscated and flags set ...Jump to post
This is why I never use the word nagger.Jump to post
One thing the GOP and Democrats can agree on: doing everything in their power to make sure 3rd parties never get a chance to have a strong following and we, the voters, end up in a bind like 2016 and this election.Jump to post
I'm pretty late, but I noticed PH-BFI was stored back in December. I flew on this plane AMS-ORD in September 2018, and it was my first flight on a 747. Even though it cost several hundred dollars more than on a different airline, it was well worth it especially since it was the closest I could get t...Jump to post
15 cases in Minnesota linked to the Sturgis Rally.
https://www.startribune.com/sturgis-lin ... 572185412/
I could see sleeper trains catching on in the U.S if we had the political will to simply increase track capacity. If there was a sleeper train between Chicago and the Twin Cities I would definitely take that. It may be more expensive and slower than flying but after trying roomettes on the Empire B...Jump to post
I could see sleeper trains catching on in the U.S if we had the political will to simply increase track capacity. If there was a sleeper train between Chicago and the Twin Cities I would definitely take that. It may be more expensive and slower than flying but after trying roomettes on the Empire Bu...Jump to post
Saw on Rochester Airport's Facebook page there will be a new air service announcement on August 10th. Any guesses what it could be? Guesses I've seen so far: -Sun Country to somewhere warm -Sun Country's bus service to MSP, though I'm not sure that would count since it's not actually new air service...Jump to post
Back in 2015 my Volkswagen Passat needed too many expensive repairs so I sold it off. Even though I was going to be studying in Norway in a couple months and my family was fine with just two cars, for some reason I thought I absolutely needed a new car. I worked at a dealership and was told one of t...Jump to post
Any movie that sexualizes high schoolers and makes it seem like men are obligated to lose their virginity before graduating high school.Jump to post
Correct me if I'm wrong, but aren't all new vehicles now required to have rear view cameras, at least in the U.S.? Is it only a matter of time before dash cams become mandatory in new vehicles to prevent insurance fraud and have a better chance at finding the cause of an accident?Jump to post
It seems some people are assuming this will happen at a flip of a switch. It'll be a long process, and this is just the first step.
After seeing the way police around the country treat peaceful protestors, I think any kind of reform that keeps the police would just be a bandaid.
I don't know what this truck driver was thinking driving into a crowd of protestors on a highway bridge, but hopefully we'll know soon. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cEwsWOpZShw
As far as I know there were no fatalities and only minor injuries. The truck driver was taken to the hospital.
Not a good day for my city. Disappointed but not surprised a small number of people are taking advantage of this by looting and vandalizing. I know people are angry and they have every right to be, but violence and property damage aren't going to help the cause.Jump to post
So what country are you from? Do yo live in the USA or are you a foreigner? Mike Drop I live in the USA. If anyone wants to label me un-American go right ahead, but at least I'm trying to actually make this country better while others would rather live with the status quo and pretend everything is ...Jump to post
You know what's worse than a weak country? A weak country that doesn't admit it's weak and does nothing to try to improve itself. That is how I see the USA. So what country are you from? Do yo live in the USA or are you a foreigner? Mike Drop I live in the USA. If anyone wants to label me un-Americ...Jump to post
This is an issue especially on major urban trails. Walkers, strollers, and strollers holding kids, runners, wheel chairs and bicycles all sharing the same 10 foot (?) right of way. A bicycle going much faster than a runner simply does not fit in. My guess is that such trails should have a 15 mph li...Jump to post
Dutchy wrote:30km/h? That is fast for a bike. Do you use a helm?
Last year I used electric bikes in Italy (specifically the region between Asti and Alba) and Copenhagen, and I had such good experiences with them that I wanted to buy one. Well last week I finally did, for $2,450 (there's cheaper ones, but the one I bought fit my needs the most). It's a Blix Aveny ...Jump to post
For me it was studying abroad in Oslo in 2015. The first week was a bit rough because of homesickness, depression that had hit pretty hard that summer, and dealing with a bunch of paperwork so I could actually stay in Norway for the amount of time I did. After that first week however it was pretty a...Jump to post
People want to pursue their passions, and if their passion doesn’t include a high paying job or getting a degree that’s more marketable then why force them to do that and they end up debt free or debt light but still miserable? I’m not saying eliminate all debt, but we need to bring education costs ...Jump to post