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by zippyjet
Wed Dec 30, 2020 11:36 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airbus 1993-2023 alternative history
Replies: 18
Views: 2139

Re: Airbus 1993-2023 alternative history

I'm having some free time so I made up a Airbus alternative history for the 1993 to 2023 period. Nothing too serious (although did put some thought into it, as the keen observer will notice), just for fun. I left out the A220 and did not expand on the A320NEO because I reckon there could not be a b...

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by zippyjet
Wed Dec 30, 2020 11:15 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Possibility of more new WN nonstop routes out of ATL after ATL-LIT/SDF/MEM/OKC/OMA?
Replies: 3
Views: 695

Re: Possibility of more new WN nonstop routes out of ATL after ATL-LIT/SDF/MEM/OKC/OMA?

I'm just making an educated guess but, IMO ATL-MIA flights. Back in my FL days these routes always did well.

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by zippyjet
Sat Dec 26, 2020 12:48 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Flying during COVID - Delta 737-900ER/800 SEA-ATL-BWI
Replies: 8
Views: 13579

Re: Flying during COVID - Delta 737-900ER/800 SEA-ATL-BWI

I'm in agreement with all the above posts. Excellent post. On the computer I'm using the images are not populating. However, later I'll go on my phone or laptop for a looksee at your pictures. I'm a CSA with WN. I flew out of my home airport/workplace BWI to and from TPA in mid September. Normally t...

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by zippyjet
Fri Dec 25, 2020 11:17 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Changes you'd like for 2021
Replies: 24
Views: 1612

Re: Changes you'd like for 2021

Changes you'd like for 2021 When I post a YouTube link to a music video here, I'd like for the video preview to appear. In case you didn't do these steps... If you have sorry for the duplication ⋅  Google search engine (Easiest and most results but, if you don't want to be tracked with ad...

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by zippyjet
Thu Dec 24, 2020 11:43 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Word Game - Q4 2020
Replies: 292
Views: 19724

Re: Word Game - Q4 2020

Togetherness

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by zippyjet
Thu Dec 24, 2020 11:27 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Changes you'd like for 2021
Replies: 24
Views: 1612

Re: Changes you'd like for 2021

My wish list is for the president, every governor of every state, and every major of the top 25 cities in the US go to jail. Regarding Mayors maybe increase the list to top 50 towns. Baltimore, my town is known for Mayors booked at the Uncle Sam Hotel. And we are losing people by the bunch each yea...

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by zippyjet
Thu Dec 24, 2020 11:24 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Cruise Ship / Ocean Liner Thread - 2020
Replies: 692
Views: 77406

Re: Cruise Ship / Ocean Liner Thread - 2020

God willing things will be closer to "normal" or better yet normal in 2021. I'm booked for the MSC Mervaglia April 17. Hate to be negative but expect that to be axed. Then fight for a refund which has taken up to 7 months to get. Friends of mine were booked for last March and only recentl...

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by zippyjet
Thu Dec 24, 2020 1:44 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Changes you'd like for 2021
Replies: 24
Views: 1612

Re: Changes you'd like for 2021

I bet if you were NYC you would say not have to see Diblasio anymore. They turned on the police and see how good that turned out? I guess I would like to see Covid under control by September and Nicole Malliotakis speaking on the Hill as much as the MSM will put her on. Also more video of Kristi No...

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by zippyjet
Thu Dec 24, 2020 1:26 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Changes you'd like for 2021
Replies: 24
Views: 1612

Re: Changes you'd like for 2021

TWA772LR is your kitty a Tortoiseshell affectionately known as a Tortie. Here's to a better 2021. Hope you and your girlfriend thrive together. Its hard but, easy does it.

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by zippyjet
Thu Dec 24, 2020 12:31 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Changes you'd like for 2021
Replies: 24
Views: 1612

Re: Changes you'd like for 2021

Virtual737 wrote:
By your wording H says you're hoping for more unwarranted police shootings :)


Not at all, Quite the contrary. Its way too scary and unwarranted.

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by zippyjet
Thu Dec 24, 2020 12:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dr. Peters to scrap additional A380s
Replies: 147
Views: 26087

Re: Dr. Peters to scrap additional A380s

The A380 saga is very sad. I am struggling to think of an airliner with such a short lifespan; a sad mix of misjudgement, ego and circumstance. I think even the Lockheed Tri-Star had a a longer career with airlines. Can anyone else think of an airliner with a shorter life? 747-8i. Does that count? ...

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by zippyjet
Wed Dec 23, 2020 11:57 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: RIP Charley Pride
Replies: 4
Views: 578

Re: RIP Charley Pride

ArchGuy1 wrote:
luckyone wrote:
Hopefully he can Kiss An Angel Good Mornin’.

What do you remember about Charley Pride?


His big breakthrough crossover hit "Kiss An Angel Good Morning!" I'm dating myself, the year 1972.

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by zippyjet
Wed Dec 23, 2020 11:53 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Five Word Story Thread - Q4 2020
Replies: 101
Views: 8905

Re: Five Word Story Thread - Q4 2020

To Serve Man A Cookbook!

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by zippyjet
Wed Dec 23, 2020 11:41 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Changes you'd like for 2021
Replies: 24
Views: 1612

Changes you'd like for 2021

I was a bad boy. Last year I failed to start my annual changes for the new year aka what do you want to go away. To say 2020 was a bummer would be the big understatement. Masks, social distancing, shutdowns economic strife all thanks to a nasty pandemic named Covid 19 all made 2020 literally a plagu...

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by zippyjet
Wed Dec 23, 2020 9:36 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Burger Wars!
Replies: 88
Views: 3784

Re: Burger Wars!

As mentioned. Red Robbin has been mentioned. I consider RR more of a family sit-down restaurant like Fridays, Appleby's etc. Whataburger, Guys, Mickey Dees etc. more on the fast food genre where burgers are their number one product. My family style burger ratings IMHO from worst to first. ⋅&nbs...

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by zippyjet
Wed Dec 23, 2020 8:46 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Burger Wars!
Replies: 88
Views: 3784

Re: Burger Wars!

I've been very lucky with Five Guys. They would be my second best. My fave is Guy's Burgers found on Carnival Cruise Ships. Micky Dees isn't the best but for some reason I crave it several times a year. Out of the main list Whataburger comes in third, Micky Dee's 4th. Red Robbin IMO just doesn't do ...

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by zippyjet
Wed Dec 23, 2020 8:31 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Cruise Ship / Ocean Liner Thread - 2020
Replies: 692
Views: 77406

Re: Cruise Ship / Ocean Liner Thread - 2020

God willing things will be closer to "normal" or better yet normal in 2021. I'm booked for the MSC Mervaglia April 17. First cruise not on Carnival. And God willing the Carnival Mardi Gras next September. Back to the thread topic. I've sailed on both the Imagination and Fascination. They a...

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by zippyjet
Sat Dec 12, 2020 12:56 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: All-time Epic Fail Threads Of A.net CONTINUED
Replies: 32
Views: 3114

Re: All-time Epic Fail Threads Of A.net CONTINUED

Some of the more entertaining and silly threads here are in a distant past, no longer allowed or discouraged as sexist, possibly racist, offensive to GLTBQ's, various ethnic groups or as time went on, were just got too controversial, especially as ownership of the site went to a USA based company. ...

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by zippyjet
Sat Dec 12, 2020 12:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Fleet/Network Thread - 2020
Replies: 1888
Views: 157522

Re: Southwest Fleet/Network Thread - 2020

Predictions for 2020. If the MAX grounding is lifted. Nothing major for the current summer time schedule out for sale. AUG I can see the ETOPS process start for the MAX8 and MAX7. Fall and Winter schedule new cities. International we will finally see the delayed since the hurricane damages SXM. Wit...

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by zippyjet
Sat Dec 12, 2020 12:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CAAC recommends cabin crew to wear nappies
Replies: 17
Views: 4001

Re: CAAC recommends cabin crew to wear nappies

"China's aviation regulator has recommended cabin crew wear disposable nappies and avoid using the toilet to cut the risk of Covid-19 infection." Oh, the glamour of working in aviation. It may or may not make sense, I can't judge, but I wouldn't be happy having to wear nappies in any situ...

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by zippyjet
Fri Dec 11, 2020 11:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: South Florida Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 234
Views: 24626

Re: South Florida Aviation Thread - 2020

I have heard WN has been very happy with MIA. Two new routes coming soon, Nashville and Denver added in March. I just had that gut feeling WN would do well at MIA. The 2 bags free is think would be a good selling point for the local population often VFF. What I find living in MIA is that the younge...

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by zippyjet
Fri Dec 11, 2020 11:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: South Florida Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 234
Views: 24626

Re: South Florida Aviation Thread - 2020

I have heard WN has been very happy with MIA. Two new routes coming soon, Nashville and Denver added in March. I just had that gut feeling WN would do well at MIA. The 2 bags free is think would be a good selling point for the local population often VFF. What I find living in MIA is that the younge...

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by zippyjet
Fri Dec 11, 2020 11:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: South Florida Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 234
Views: 24626

Re: South Florida Aviation Thread - 2020

I have heard WN has been very happy with MIA. Two new routes coming soon, Nashville and Denver added in March. I just had that gut feeling WN would do well at MIA. The 2 bags free is think would be a good selling point for the local population often VFF. What I find living in MIA is that the younge...

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by zippyjet
Fri Dec 11, 2020 8:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Network Thread - 2020
Replies: 2899
Views: 325666

Re: jetBlue to Miami?

LAX772LR wrote:
Been expecting this one for a while; long time coming if so!


A formidable competitor. I'm glad we WN got skin in the game first. And next year we will be adding BNA and DEN service to MIA. I remember years ago Jet Blue was supposed to go into MIA.
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by zippyjet
Wed Dec 09, 2020 11:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Northwest DC-7C Crashes in the Early-1960s
Replies: 15
Views: 3791

Re: Northwest DC-7C Crashes in the Early-1960s

/ Bottom line is that this is why the -7s and the Super Connies had to go - as cool as they were! I was a young lad but, by the early 60s we were ensconced in the jet age. If it had propellers it wasn't cool for the travelling public of course excluding us. As a matter of fact National "Airlin...

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by zippyjet
Wed Dec 09, 2020 7:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pan Am shuts down 29 years ago today [04DEC].
Replies: 156
Views: 13450

Re: Pan Am shuts down 29 years ago today [04DEC].

Pretty sure PA 103 was what really crushed any hopes of PA making it. I think most of us agree that the National deal was pretty awful. I always wondered what the best merger combo would have been good for Pan Am? Maybe US Air or Republic? As for some saying the airline was nothing but a business o...

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by zippyjet
Thu Nov 12, 2020 8:53 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: So far, which year is worst?
Replies: 54
Views: 3994

Re: So far, which year is worst?

There's good and bad in every year. 1968 the music was fantastic and mini skirts came into their own. In school, I was quite clumsy with my stuff falling off my desk. And the views were epic! I even saw some "trim." I appreciate all the replies keep them coming. I got the idea from a maga...

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by zippyjet
Thu Nov 12, 2020 3:20 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Is Mail-in Voting going to change the game going forward?
Replies: 47
Views: 2398

Re: Is Mail-in Voting going to change the game going forward?

Even if there was little or no mail ballots with all the stuff that's going down this year; where your life could depend on your voice your vote. Turnout would still be higher than in the past. IMO next time around still have absent T ballots but! 1. Get back to the old school neighborhood. Voting ...

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by zippyjet
Thu Nov 12, 2020 12:56 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: So far, which year is worst?
Replies: 54
Views: 3994

Which year was/is worse 1968 or 2020?

In retrospect I should have named this thread "Which was/is worse? 1968 or 2020?

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by zippyjet
Thu Nov 12, 2020 12:50 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: So far, which year is worst?
Replies: 54
Views: 3994

Re: So far, which year is worst?

Paging 1989WorstYear... Damn, that is EXACTLY what I thought of when I saw this thread! Tugg Tug, 1989 sadly had the genocide/mass killing in China Tienanem Square. My apologies for spelling errors. What other reasons? If you have personal stuff no problem but, I'm looking at the overall big pictur...

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by zippyjet
Wed Nov 11, 2020 11:03 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: So far, which year is worst?
Replies: 54
Views: 3994

So far, which year is worst?

This thread may not be relevant for many since they were not around, born or remember. I was a wee lad of 12 back in 1968. I remember there was almost a daily diet of bad news in that year of assassinations, riots, drugs and the escalation of an unpopular war that tarnished the USA. 1968 misfortune...

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by zippyjet
Wed Nov 11, 2020 10:48 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Five Word Story Thread - Q4 2020
Replies: 101
Views: 8905

Re: Five Word Story Thread - Q4 2020

They have their own utopia.

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by zippyjet
Sat Sep 05, 2020 2:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest launch service to Miami & Palm Springs
Replies: 209
Views: 26925

Re: Southwest launch service to Miami & Palm Springs

Ok I think Miami will add BWI,MDW,ATL and DAL for starters I wonder if this is more like B6 moving LGB to LAX, but with FLL? Not that they would leave FLL, but perhaps this is more than it appears. WN just built that terminal extension in FLL. I can't see that they would be giving up on that alread...

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by zippyjet
Mon Dec 31, 2018 5:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why did American Airlines go with 707 over DC-8?
Replies: 111
Views: 19946

Re: Why did American Airlines go with 707 over DC-8?

I've enjoyed this thread and the intelligent posts, evidently from ATPs, engineers and airline history buffs. Let my toss another asterisk in the marketing history of the Boeing 707 vs. the DC-8. By the dawn of the 1960s Boeing was ahead of Douglas in sales. Economics, not aesthetics sell airplanes...

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by zippyjet
Wed Dec 26, 2018 12:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago Aviation News - 2018
Replies: 1431
Views: 174187

Re: Chicago Aviation News

November data posted on ATD. Synopsis: ORD back in the black on YTD domestic passenger growth, and international growth continues to shine. MDW losing some ground on domestic Y-O-Y, which is weighing on yearly totals, despite also good international growth. Anyone have any theories on what's slowin...

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by zippyjet
Wed Dec 26, 2018 12:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why did American Airlines go with 707 over DC-8?
Replies: 111
Views: 19946

Re: Why did American Airlines go with 707 over DC-8?

The 707 caught Douglas completely flat footed. They had committed to the DC-7 before they knew about the 707, and so had to hurry the DC-8 proposal, and were a year behind getting it to market. Boeing had put a couple of years into development before revealing it, research that Douglas was unable t...

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by zippyjet
Wed Dec 26, 2018 12:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Electric planes: the state of the art
Replies: 260
Views: 19501

Re: Electric planes: the state of the art

https://thedriven.io/2018/11/12/this-cheap-clean-electric-airplane-could-reshape-australian-regional-air-plane-travel/ Progress in this field is nothing short of amazing. In just a couple of years manufacturers have gone from small 2 seat demonstrators to this latest design; a 9 seat small business...

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by zippyjet
Tue Dec 25, 2018 11:48 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Oldest 757 pax jet still operating?
Replies: 18
Views: 7437

Re: Oldest 757 pax jet still operating?

I see FI 757's and even some DL birds (757) at BWI. I'm guessing DL's stock would be older.

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by zippyjet
Tue Apr 17, 2018 10:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 60 Minutes to skewer Allegiant Air this Sunday
Replies: 177
Views: 33106

Re: 60 Minutes to skewer Allegiant Air this Sunday

Their target audience age of 80+ doesn’t fly Spirit anyways, may as well add a few stories about people getting kicked off planes for “no reason” too :rotfl: I cannot get excited about 60 minutes. They we're too sensationalist decades ago. Seriously, I do not know anyone below 75 who watches. It us...

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by zippyjet
Sat Dec 30, 2017 1:54 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: We Hope Go Away in 2018
Replies: 18
Views: 1487

Re: We Hope Go Away in 2018

[b][color=#000080]Some I forgot: ⋅  Ugly energy wasting Mc. Mansions ⋅  Thought police monitoring every little thought and word. (Extreme Political Correctness) ⋅  The Kartrashians ⋅  American Idol (ABC is bringing it back) ⋅  House Flipping infomer...

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by zippyjet
Tue Dec 26, 2017 1:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How could BA continue a prestigious London-New York experience?
Replies: 125
Views: 21055

Re: How could BA continue a prestigious London-New York experience?

A lot may feel fancy blue ribbon service went the way of an honest politician. But, other carriers have brought back meal service so the art of luxury hasn't totally died. Regarding BA? Expand the prestigious service to LHR-IAD, LHR-ORD, LHR-MIA, LHR-LAX to name a few locales. You could use the 380...

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by zippyjet
Tue Dec 26, 2017 1:16 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: We Hope Go Away in 2018
Replies: 18
Views: 1487

Re: We Hope Go Away in 2018

Kim Jong Un "Lone Wolf" terrorist attacks with vehicles Mass shootings Talent contest TV shows The media's obsession with The Royal family Trump threads on A.net Love Ralphy boy as your Avatar! Regarding talent shows; fasten your seatbelts ABC is reviving American Idol. Not necessarily go...

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by zippyjet
Mon Dec 25, 2017 8:51 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: We Hope Go Away in 2018
Replies: 18
Views: 1487

We Hope Go Away in 2018

First, please forgive me for my absence this year. The more tech things, the more to do with so little time. I hope you all have a fantastic holiday season and 2018 soars to new heights of greatness and happiness! It wouldn't be the end of the year without my thread on things we want to go away in ...

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by zippyjet
Mon Nov 06, 2017 8:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL A350 at BWI
Replies: 8
Views: 4015

DL A350 at BWI

I know, I've been absent from A. Net recently. So, if this is covered please forgive me. One of my friends/co-workers noticed a DL A 350 at BWI the other day. This was in the newly renovated section of concourse D. We WN receive our inbound International flights that are not pre-cleared. We use D-3...

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by zippyjet
Wed Jan 18, 2017 2:28 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Things we'd like to go away in 2017
Replies: 36
Views: 2093

Re: Things we'd like to go away in 2017

Forgot to ad Buzz Feed and Meryl Streep. She's so late 70's, early 80's.

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by zippyjet
Wed Jan 18, 2017 2:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Last DC-6 Flight 1966
Replies: 21
Views: 8111

Re: RE: American Airlines Last DC-6 Flight 1966

The schedule eff 1 Dec 1966 shows "DC-6" for: BUF-ALB-JFK-DCA daily DCA-LGA-ALB-BUF daily STL-ORD-DTW-BUF xSa BUF-DTW-ORD-STL xSu DCA-LGA-DCA xSa No indication whether "DC-6" means DC-6B. Interesting that AA kept the 6 service from the Northeast to DCA that late. By the end of '...

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by zippyjet
Sat Dec 31, 2016 2:53 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Things we'd like to go away in 2017
Replies: 36
Views: 2093

Re: Things we'd like to go away in 2017

1. Excessive political correctness in the US (Although with Mr. Trump taking office soon, I very well may get my wish with this one) 2. ISIS 3. The Syrian civil war 4. Millennials being clueless morons (I'm a Millennial and I am so embarrassed to be associated with this age group, we are such dumb ...

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by zippyjet
Sat Dec 31, 2016 2:10 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Carnegie Deli in New York City to close permanently?
Replies: 21
Views: 1342

Re: Carnegie Deli in New York City to close permanently?

Besides the reasons mentioned above, many Millenials and hipsters have bowed to the crunchy granola sophisticated latte drinking propaganda that such delicious food in my opinion is bad for you and fattening. But that's what makes it so uuum uuum good. I saw the writing on the wall when in the 2000'...

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by zippyjet
Fri Dec 30, 2016 8:42 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: If it had to, where would the UN Assembly recolate to?
Replies: 39
Views: 1828

Re: If it had to, where would the UN Assembly recolate to?

jfklganyc wrote:
With the US/Israel mess this week...but strap in. It's going to be a long 4-8 years for the UN/US relationship

[size=150Which, should be fun to say the least! I personally do not hold the UN in high regard. I'll leave it at that.][/size]

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by zippyjet
Fri Dec 30, 2016 8:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: December 29 44 years ago Eastern Flight 401
Replies: 2
Views: 591

Re: December 29 44 years ago Eastern Flight 401

I remember watching it. They always seem to use Airbus cabin shots during their re-enactments.

aviationjunky wrote:
Here is a link to the full Mayday AirCrash Investigation Episode: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sCKedldGdho

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