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by MohawkWeekend
Wed Jul 06, 2022 6:27 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: SCOTUS about to decide on EPA emissions regulations
Replies: 90
Views: 3861

Re: SCOTUS about to decide on EPA emissions regulations

So what do we do now? California doesn't want nuclear. doesn't want oil. doesn't want nat gas.

In that liberal bastion with a $100 billion dollar budget surplus and where the fossil fuel industry has zero political capital I ask - how come they aren't already fossil fuel free?

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by MohawkWeekend
Wed Jul 06, 2022 4:48 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: SCOTUS about to decide on EPA emissions regulations
Replies: 90
Views: 3861

Re: SCOTUS about to decide on EPA emissions regulations

That's just what Europe thought too. But what comes first - the chicken or the egg? They guessed wrong and they are reactivating closed coal plants and praying that Putin doesn't turn the lights out. Now that is an example of irrationality. We can't close all the US coal plants until adequate power ...

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by MohawkWeekend
Wed Jul 06, 2022 3:07 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: SCOTUS about to decide on EPA emissions regulations
Replies: 90
Views: 3861

Re: SCOTUS about to decide on EPA emissions regulations

"Supplies at Lake Mead and Lake Powell are dangerously low, holding just more than a quarter of their total capacities — and threatening the dams’ ability to generate electricity and provide water to its nearly 40 million users." USA Today July 6, 2022 Just saying that with the chance hydr...

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by MohawkWeekend
Wed Jul 06, 2022 1:14 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 7255
Views: 504870

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread

I listed the M109 stats as a comparison in size - How many more can be airlifted. - How many small bridges and roads can it use compared to bigger self propelled guns and MBT. It's got to be better than a towed howitzer. Quicker get away from counter-battery fire. Doesn't need a big crew (3 vs 7 on ...

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by MohawkWeekend
Wed Jul 06, 2022 1:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FedEx pilots are demanding a new contract
Replies: 43
Views: 7281

Re: FedEx pilots are demanding a new contract

I never did understand payroll support for cargo airlines. COVID made their business boom.
How big a raise could FedEx afford if they hadn't gotten $2 billion in aid in 2020 and 2021.

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by MohawkWeekend
Tue Jul 05, 2022 10:25 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Gasoline prices, it hurts.
Replies: 682
Views: 45964

Re: Gasoline prices, it hurts.

Time to refill the Strategic Petroleum Reserve if oil gets cheap again. And this time build some tank farms and store at least 100 million barrels of products. You can ship out product as it reaches a certain "age" but keep refilling it. The lack of storage was partly caused by taxes being...

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by MohawkWeekend
Tue Jul 05, 2022 10:17 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 7255
Views: 504870

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread

I remember pictures of M-26 Pershings being used as mobile artillery firing from bulldozed ramps in Korea. The Stryker could do the same thing. Fast (up to 96 kmh) and a low silhouette. Get's around 5 to 6 miles per gallon of fuel. Mass 18.77 tonnes (20.69 short tons; 18.47 long tons). M109 27.5 ton...

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by MohawkWeekend
Tue Jul 05, 2022 2:22 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: "Shockwave" Accident at Air Show
Replies: 13
Views: 1920

Re: "Shockwave" Accident at Air Show

Was the truck still powered by 3 afterburning Westinghouse J-34's?

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by MohawkWeekend
Tue Jul 05, 2022 2:20 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 7255
Views: 504870

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread

I understand that Stryker M1128 would be the vehicle to send. It has a 105 mm gun and is much more survivable than the Russian AFV. Might help balance the artillery deficit

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by MohawkWeekend
Mon Jul 04, 2022 5:02 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 7255
Views: 504870

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread

A shout out to the Ukrainian people from the States where 246 years ago we declared our independence from a belligerent, aggressive superpower. Today another group of outnumbered and outgunned soldiers are fighting for their homeland's freedom. And as the US needed the help of the French, the Ukrain...

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by MohawkWeekend
Mon Jul 04, 2022 4:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Fuel prices, Covid sick days and strike Action have destroyed bumper year for Airlines
Replies: 33
Views: 4336

Re: Fuel prices, Covid sick days and strike Action have destroyed bumper year for Airlines

Aren't govt fares already set - i.e. the tariff was agreed to before this runup in fares?

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by MohawkWeekend
Mon Jul 04, 2022 2:14 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 7255
Views: 504870

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread

Would supplying Stryker tanks be a good option? Light weight, fast, easy on fuel and apparently reliable.

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by MohawkWeekend
Mon Jul 04, 2022 1:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CN3 buys 292 A320neo series (01 Jul 22)
Replies: 48
Views: 10727

Re: CN3 buys 292 A320neo series (01 Jul 22)

The PRC is trying to threading the needle on this one. Without the import of US aircraft and the US rerouting LNG exports away from China to Europe, the US trade deficit will absolutely explode in favor of the PRC. The PRC can ill afford to lose Boeing who is one of the biggest supporters of trade b...

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by MohawkWeekend
Mon Jul 04, 2022 11:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FedEx pilots are demanding a new contract
Replies: 43
Views: 7281

Re: FedEx pilots are demanding a new contract

Don't begrudge anyone for trying to get as much as they can. That is s how capitalism is supposed to work But next time the s*** hits the fan, no more federal aid for payrolls. And no federal aid for subsidised sustainable jet fuel. If they were spending money building those refineries, they wouldn'...

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by MohawkWeekend
Mon Jul 04, 2022 10:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CN3 buys 292 A320neo series (01 Jul 22)
Replies: 48
Views: 10727

Re: CN3 buys 292 A320neo series (01 Jul 22)

What is CPU?

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by MohawkWeekend
Sat Jul 02, 2022 11:43 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: SCOTUS about to decide on EPA emissions regulations
Replies: 90
Views: 3861

Re: SCOTUS about to decide on EPA emissions regulations

Unfortunately, I've read that the closing dates for several coal power plants have been extended due to reliability issues. So the US and Europe are finding we still need coal power no matter how the USSC ruled.

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by MohawkWeekend
Fri Jul 01, 2022 4:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CN3 buys 292 A320neo series (01 Jul 22)
Replies: 48
Views: 10727

Re: CN3 buys 292 A320neo series (01 Jul 22)

Hmmm.... might the lack of Boeing orders and possible continuing Chinese MAX issues be an attempt a creating a wedge issue between NATO members? Think of all those jobs in Europe if they replace every Boeing aircraft in the PRC. Nah can't be. They've never used aircraft orders for political purpose...

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by MohawkWeekend
Fri Jul 01, 2022 2:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CN3 buys 292 A320neo series (01 Jul 22)
Replies: 48
Views: 10727

Re: CN3 buys 292 A320neo series (01 Jul 22)

Hmmm.... might the lack of Boeing orders and possible continuing Chinese MAX issues be an attempt a creating a wedge issue between NATO members? Think of all those jobs in Europe if they replace every Boeing aircraft in the PRC. Nah can't be. They've never used aircraft orders for political purposes...

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by MohawkWeekend
Fri Jul 01, 2022 2:15 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Chinese J-16 cut across RAAF P-8A Poseidon
Replies: 122
Views: 11177

Re: Chinese J-16 cut across RAAF P-8A Poseidon

We should all read this recap of the Hainan incident in 2001. "When a US Navy EP-3 collided with a Chinese J-8 interceptor: the Hainan incident and the last flight of Lt. Cdr. Wang Wei" https://theaviationgeekclub.com/when-a-us-navy-ep-3-collided-with-a-chinese-j-8-interceptor-the-hainan-i...

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by MohawkWeekend
Thu Jun 30, 2022 3:40 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Chinese J-16 cut across RAAF P-8A Poseidon
Replies: 122
Views: 11177

Re: Chinese J-16 cut across RAAF P-8A Poseidon

When even the pacifist New Zealand Prime Minister gives a warning about the Chinese, then that gets my attention.

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by MohawkWeekend
Tue Jun 28, 2022 7:23 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Gasoline prices, it hurts.
Replies: 682
Views: 45964

Re: Gasoline prices, it hurts.

We are not at the mercy of OPEC . Between US and Canadian production and production potential, North America has plenty of crude oil. In fact, we are setting records exporting 3 million barrels of it a day. "U.S. Gulf Coast Crude Exports Are Breaking Records" https://oilprice.com/Energy/Cr...

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by MohawkWeekend
Tue Jun 28, 2022 6:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: JetBlue Agrees to Buy Spirit Airlines for $3.8 Billion After Frontier Deal Dies
Replies: 2278
Views: 302767

Re: JetBlue Makes Hostile Takeover Offer for Spirit

Well I bought Spirit stock yesterday in my brokerage account. How are they going to contact me to vote? looking to hit the lottery here ;)

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by MohawkWeekend
Mon Jun 27, 2022 11:43 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 7255
Views: 504870

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread

Hey am I the only one who thinks Russian General Pavel (back from retirement) looks like Fat Bastard from "The Spy who Shagged Me"?

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by MohawkWeekend
Mon Jun 27, 2022 7:23 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Gasoline prices, it hurts.
Replies: 682
Views: 45964

Re: Gasoline prices, it hurts.

Which proved Trump right - low prices below the cost of production in the United States would have permanetly devastated the American shale oil industry. So even though shale production fell when prices were low, they quickly went back up when the market realized that OPEC wasn't going to be able to...

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by MohawkWeekend
Mon Jun 27, 2022 2:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cleveland Aviation Thread - 2022
Replies: 922
Views: 127047

Re: Cleveland Aviation Thread - 2022

The bottom line IMO was that the merger between UA and CO did not really serve to public interest. I'm really hard pressed to see that the surviving company was in any way better than the 2 it replaced. It was worse. This merger (and others) should never been allowed. What have we really gained? Onl...

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by MohawkWeekend
Sun Jun 26, 2022 4:40 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Coming Global Debt Storm & Global Food Shortages
Replies: 57
Views: 4365

Re: The Coming Global Debt Storm & Global Food Shortages

Ah yes the famous Canadian syrup cartel. As bad as OPEC. (seriously)

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by MohawkWeekend
Sat Jun 25, 2022 5:54 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Gasoline prices, it hurts.
Replies: 682
Views: 45964

Re: Gasoline prices, it hurts.

A lot of industries and individuals are saying they can't or won't switch away from fossil fuels anytime soon. Especially the airlines. And by alot of consumers.

I'm just not sure what you are going to have to pay for that gasoline or jet fuel for the next 10 years.

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by MohawkWeekend
Sat Jun 25, 2022 12:48 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Gasoline prices, it hurts.
Replies: 682
Views: 45964

Re: Gasoline prices, it hurts.

Never figured out why Canadian companies (or the Government) did not build a huge refinery in Alberta to process oil sands crude. But then I never could understand why Alaska didn't build an export refinery for the North Slope Oil. Yeah it gets cold up there but Superior WI and St. Paul, MN have ref...

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by MohawkWeekend
Sat Jun 25, 2022 12:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pilots' open letters to the public & picketing at airports
Replies: 96
Views: 10645

Re: Pilots' open letters to the public & picketing at airports

FAA fires back at airline management - “People expect when they buy an airline ticket that they’ll get where they need to go safely, efficiently, reliably and affordably,” the FAA said in a statement. “After receiving $54 billion in pandemic relief to help save the airlines from mass layoffs and ban...

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by MohawkWeekend
Sat Jun 25, 2022 1:50 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Gasoline prices, it hurts.
Replies: 682
Views: 45964

Re: Gasoline prices, it hurts.

Gas prices could reach ‘apocalyptic’ levels during hurricane season, oil expert warns https://nypost.com/2022/06/24/gas-prices-could-reach-apocalyptic-levels-during-hurricane-season-oil-expert/ Tropical Development Possible By Early Next Week Near Windward Islands; 'Bonnie' Could Then Become Caribbe...

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by MohawkWeekend
Fri Jun 24, 2022 10:26 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 7255
Views: 504870

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread

You can have all the material and numerical advantages but breaking thru prepared defenses is a no walk in the park. e.g.. look how long it took the Allies to break out of Normandy against dug in, motivated fighters. There were still German units in Dunkirk at the end of the war conducting counter a...

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by MohawkWeekend
Fri Jun 24, 2022 10:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US Airline Q2 Earnings Forecast --- mostly profits
Replies: 109
Views: 20370

Re: US Airline Q2 Earnings Forecast --- mostly profits

Thats amazing - even with wages and fuel costs rising and operational meltdowns their earnings will be even more than projected.

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by MohawkWeekend
Thu Jun 23, 2022 9:31 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Gasoline prices, it hurts.
Replies: 682
Views: 45964

Re: Gasoline prices, it hurts.

Trump's pressure on the Saudi's was the RIGHT move. They could have crushed US shale production due to their lower cost of production compared to drilling in the States. We saved many oil field jobs and expertise that would have taken years to reconstitute. Remember there was so much oil that compan...

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by MohawkWeekend
Wed Jun 22, 2022 3:45 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Politics of US Flight Cancellations - What did the US Taxpayer get with Pandemic Relief Bailouts to the Airlines??
Replies: 8
Views: 834

Re: The Politics of US Flight Cancellations - What did the US Taxpayer get with Pandemic Relief Bailouts to the Airlines

Does anyone know how many pilots are still being paid that are no longer flying? IIRC for example didn't Delta's retirement incentive package include being paid a certain number of hours per month until age 65?

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by MohawkWeekend
Wed Jun 22, 2022 3:40 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 7255
Views: 504870

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread

Was the story about the Russian rocket attack killing 50 Ukrainian senior officers false?

Also did something just happen on Snake Island?

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by MohawkWeekend
Wed Jun 22, 2022 3:37 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Gasoline prices, it hurts.
Replies: 682
Views: 45964

Re: Gasoline prices, it hurts.

As been mentioned in previous posts - it's not the lacke of crude oil. Too many refineries in North America shut down or being converted to sustainable fuel production. Come-By-Chance refinery for example used to refine 130,000 bbls a day but is now out of service being reconfigured to produce biofu...

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by MohawkWeekend
Wed Jun 22, 2022 2:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pilots' open letters to the public & picketing at airports
Replies: 96
Views: 10645

Re: Pilots' open letters to the public & picketing at airports

Lets see - 1) labor costs for airlines are going to continue heading up, actually much higher with new contracts 2) interest expenses on the big debt loads are going up, actually much higher as the FED fights inflation 3) jet fuel costs are still rising and may go much higher if we have supply disru...

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by MohawkWeekend
Tue Jun 21, 2022 11:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA to end service at TOL
Replies: 175
Views: 20900

Re: AA to end service at TOL

My point really wasn't that TOL should have EAS subsidies. There is an advantage for a city to be connected to the aviation system. Recall that we just spent $54 billion dollars because air service is critical to the US economy. Toledo is just the first - another thread talks about Dubuque Iowa losi...

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by MohawkWeekend
Tue Jun 21, 2022 5:05 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Gasoline prices, it hurts.
Replies: 682
Views: 45964

Re: Gasoline prices, it hurts.

American car buying habits from the 70's and 2008 are returning. Just like then, big gas guzzlers are piling up on dealer lots and fuel efficient one are in short supply. With sky-high gas prices, dealers suddenly have more of these types of vehicles to sell https://www.marketwatch.com/story/with-sk...

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by MohawkWeekend
Tue Jun 21, 2022 4:49 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Coming Global Debt Storm & Global Food Shortages
Replies: 57
Views: 4365

Re: The Coming Global Debt Storm & Global Food Shortages

The Government used to care about competition and approved very few mergers. That ended in the 90's. No way any company should have more that 5 or 10% of market share in any "critical" industry. Softball manufactures - no problem. Baby food makers - yep. Time to start breaking companies up.

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by MohawkWeekend
Tue Jun 21, 2022 4:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA to end service at TOL
Replies: 175
Views: 20900

Re: AA to end service at TOL

Toledo's situation (and others coming) points out IMO the need to modify the regulation that limits single pilot operation to 9-seaters. Would it be the end of the world if that number were raised to 12 or 14? The US has a EAS subsidy because it sees the benefit of air travel to cities that can't su...

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by MohawkWeekend
Tue Jun 21, 2022 12:43 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Politics of US Flight Cancellations - What did the US Taxpayer get with Pandemic Relief Bailouts to the Airlines??
Replies: 8
Views: 834

Re: The Politics of US Flight Cancellations - What did the US Taxpayer get with Pandemic Relief Bailouts to the Airlines

Bailouts, I thought the Federal government and some states provided funds to the airlines to keep staff on versus widespread layoffs / furloughs which would have dumped them all on the social services network, the topic header makes it sound as if during Covid the airlines got government funds to p...

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by MohawkWeekend
Mon Jun 20, 2022 11:03 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Invasion of North of Syria by Turkish forces...will likely start soon...
Replies: 38
Views: 2583

Re: Invasion of North of Syria by Turkish forces...will likely start soon...

From Goggle - As part of NATO's nuclear umbrella , Turkey continues to host approximately 50 U.S. tactical nuclear weapons on its territory at Incirlik Air Base. While the Cold War-era B61 bombs serve little military purpose, they provide tangible evidence of a continued American commitment to Turki...

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by MohawkWeekend
Mon Jun 20, 2022 10:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA to end service at TOL
Replies: 175
Views: 20900

Re: AA to end service at TOL

Is it safe to say that Toledo was the largest city (service wise)to completely lose all it's commercial air service.

Is Erie, PA next?

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by MohawkWeekend
Mon Jun 20, 2022 6:16 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Invasion of North of Syria by Turkish forces...will likely start soon...
Replies: 38
Views: 2583

Re: Invasion of North of Syria by Turkish forces...will likely start soon...

I'd certainly feel better if we took our nukes out of Turkey and handed the air base back to the them.
Maybe we could rotate a few aircraft through there but I thnk US forces in Turkey are a liability now. Let them pay for it's upkeep.

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by MohawkWeekend
Mon Jun 20, 2022 6:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA to end service at TOL
Replies: 175
Views: 20900

Re: AA to end service at TOL

Yes the some of the residents of Toledo are poor (just like DET, CLE and CHI) but there is alot of money in the Burghs. They are thousands of manufacturing jobs left at JEEP, Big 3 suppliers and Big 3 component and stamping plants, the refineries, Cleveland Cliffs, rail, the docks, agri businesses....

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by MohawkWeekend
Sun Jun 19, 2022 4:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA to end service at TOL
Replies: 175
Views: 20900

Re: AA to end service at TOL

Yes the some of the residents of Toledo are poor (just like DET, CLE and CHI) but there is alot of money in the Burghs. They are thousands of manufacturing jobs left at JEEP, Big 3 suppliers and Big 3 component and stamping plants, the refineries, Cleveland Cliffs, rail, the docks, agri businesses. ...

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by MohawkWeekend
Sat Jun 18, 2022 9:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA to end service at TOL
Replies: 175
Views: 20900

Re: AA to end service at TOL

Could TOL support 9 seaters to DTW? Most folks would drive but perhaps enough folks would rather not rent a car or take a limo back and forth to DTW. A limo (cab actually) is around $140 from downtown TOL to DTW. I used to arrange for employees to make that trip alot. I did book a few on the AA flig...

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by MohawkWeekend
Fri Jun 17, 2022 11:53 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Gasoline prices, it hurts.
Replies: 682
Views: 45964

Re: Gasoline prices, it hurts.

Agree. But the weakest margin refineries refineries will continue to shut down as gasoline demand declines. Still would make sense for the the airlines to buy refineries (once things calm down) to ensure supply. Will be interesting to see but it's possible that Delta's Trainer Refinery and fees from...

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by MohawkWeekend
Thu Jun 16, 2022 6:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US Airline Booking Trends during COVID-19
Replies: 2639
Views: 375039

Re: US Airline Booking Trends during COVID-19

The wealth effect (or the loss of) may soon be showing up in bookings. "Using the Federal Reserve's rule of thumb that for every $1 loss in wealth, households reduce spending by 4 cents, the decline in asset prices to date will almost certainly result in consumers cutting back spending. "O...

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