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by frmrCapCadet
Sat Oct 09, 2021 1:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 50-seat RJ replacement: "the plane that doesn't exist..."
Replies: 218
Views: 21090

Re: 50-seat RJ replacement: "the plane that doesn't exist..."

It might be useful for us to have a thread on how to fly people to that micro-hub, which usually is a city not just with the major flying there, but usually a regional hospital and medical center that provides the advanced treatment that cannot be provided in rural and more isolated areas. My point ...

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by frmrCapCadet
Sat Oct 09, 2021 12:33 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Covid19 - Vaccine News and discussion thread
Replies: 196
Views: 11745

Re: Covid19 - Vaccine News and discussion thread

I assume you meant inoculate, but I wouldn't put it past China to take any advantage to indoctrinate.

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by frmrCapCadet
Thu Oct 07, 2021 4:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 50-seat RJ replacement: "the plane that doesn't exist..."
Replies: 218
Views: 21090

Re: 50-seat RJ replacement: "the plane that doesn't exist..."

Most small towns (currently served or not) are within 200-300 miles of a major airport. My suspicion is that they will not be well served until electric STOL aircraft are available. Given the much lower capital and maintenance, costs can be significantly lower; given their low noise ratings, much lo...

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by frmrCapCadet
Wed Oct 06, 2021 12:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2021
Replies: 1129
Views: 162986

Re: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2021

You know, folks, I really haven't seen any big articles anywhere about how the new Amazon air hub is ramping up…. https://www.cincinnati.com/picture-gallery/news/2021/09/23/look-inside-amazon-air-hub-cvg/8353383002/ This is the latest article I’ve seen. A bit of a puff piece, but it has some pictur...

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by frmrCapCadet
Wed Oct 06, 2021 12:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Airline Catering SkyChef and Gate Gourmet lays off hundreds
Replies: 50
Views: 10345

Re: Updated: Airline Catering SkyChef and Gate Gourmet lays off hundreds

Hope the OP friend finds work quickly. I used to work for Sky Chefs in the 90s, fun times and fun memories. Stuff that happens on the ramp would make for a good sitcom, comedy and drama. The amount of food thrown away off an incoming flight, wow! You don't miss something till its gone, and I am puz...

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by frmrCapCadet
Wed Oct 06, 2021 11:42 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: US Energy Supply and Costs - 2022
Replies: 97
Views: 3696

Re: US Energy Supply and Costs - 2022

Inflation has two main components right now, neither of them is money supply. First is the general supply chain collapse, raw materials, manufacturing, and shipping. Second, and in the US is those sub minimum wage jobs is going up, and most of us don't thing that is a bad thing. Historically, econom...

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by frmrCapCadet
Tue Oct 05, 2021 4:59 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Pandora Papers - are we really susprised?
Replies: 58
Views: 2307

Re: The Pandora Papers - are we really susprised?

Business lunches and other meals are write of for most people on expense accounts. I suspect most business jets get the same, but don't know the rules.

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by frmrCapCadet
Tue Oct 05, 2021 4:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 News and Reference Thread
Replies: 820
Views: 548991

Re: COVID-19 News and Reference Thread

https://www.seattletimes.com/business/a ... 0-billion/

A Bloomberg article via the Seattle Times. Firewall a little easier.

State of the industry, improving but not good. 2023 seen a next really good year.
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https://www.seattletimes.com/business/a ... 0-billion/

A Bloomberg article via the Seattle Times. Firewall a little easier.

State of the industry, improving but not good. 2023 seen a next really good year.

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by frmrCapCadet
Tue Oct 05, 2021 1:56 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Pandora Papers - are we really susprised?
Replies: 58
Views: 2307

Re: The Pandora Papers - are we really susprised?

Just stop the loopholes and carve outs. But we elect the people that enact them. Tugg Or "Just stop the loopholes and carve outs. But the rich bankroll the people that protect them." As money in politics grows so will wealth inequality. And someday that inequality will reach a breaking po...

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by frmrCapCadet
Mon Oct 04, 2021 2:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US Airline Booking Trends during COVID-19
Replies: 2274
Views: 308896

Re: US Airline Booking Trends during COVID-19

Perhaps a useful somewhat off topic comment. At 75% fully vaccinated the epidemic will not be over. But even with the Delta variant most people will be safe, feel safe, and able to do most everything they want to do - even in restaurants, and maybe even unmasked in planes with their great ventilatio...

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by frmrCapCadet
Mon Oct 04, 2021 2:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airline Employee Covid Vaccination Rates
Replies: 255
Views: 27777

Re: Airline Employee Covid Vaccination Rates

Non-confrontation is generally the better course. Employment suspended, at least a few months of medical, don't challenge unemployment insurance, some preference for re-hiring. The purpose is to keep crew and passengers safe. Not punish the vaccine deniers.

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by frmrCapCadet
Sun Oct 03, 2021 5:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spirit A320NEO involved in a birdstrike and fire at ACY
Replies: 81
Views: 11306

Re: Spirit A320NEO involved in a birdstrike and fire at ACY

To amplify my suggestion. The solution to keeping people from getting their carryons during an evacuation needs to be as non confrontational as possible. The standard pre-flight needs to note their carryons will not be transported to the terminal in the event of an evacuation. You might have some pe...

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by frmrCapCadet
Sun Oct 03, 2021 4:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spirit A320NEO involved in a birdstrike and fire at ACY
Replies: 81
Views: 11306

Re: Spirit A320NEO involved in a birdstrike and fire at ACY

I carry a messenger bag, weight at or close to the limit. Essential items are contained there. It fits, along with my feet, under the seat.

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by frmrCapCadet
Sun Oct 03, 2021 3:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FedEx not going to be flying as much USPS mail?
Replies: 38
Views: 5147

Re: FedEx not going to be flying as much USPS mail?

Res Rail: One of the fantasies in the fan blogs is: Advanced:positive Train Control Advanced switching Fewer 1+ mile trains Both freight and passenger pushing effective travel time of 50 mph More efficient and rationalized assembling of a freight train Freight trains keep to a schedule, offering ser...

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by frmrCapCadet
Sun Oct 03, 2021 3:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Two previously retired SQ A380s are being scrapped in Singapore
Replies: 35
Views: 7634

Re: Two previously retired SQ A380s are being scrapped in Singapore

Res 748F: Last call went out years ago - and only a few answered.

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by frmrCapCadet
Sun Oct 03, 2021 2:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spirit A320NEO involved in a birdstrike and fire at ACY
Replies: 81
Views: 11306

Re: Spirit A320NEO involved in a birdstrike and fire at ACY

The simpler solution to the baggage is two fold: Passengers only, no bags on the trip from where the plane parks to the terminal. Second, airline and FAA commit to retrieving those bags as soon as it is safe, not when it is convenient. I believe most airports have a receiving room that can hold a pl...

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by frmrCapCadet
Sat Oct 02, 2021 9:58 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Amtrak Train Derailment in Montana
Replies: 10
Views: 1032

Re: Amtrak Train Derailment in Montana

There were no regulars on that portion of the line. The disaster occurred on the first run ever. And yes, the engineer had been over this section in training at least once. The most obvious item is that 30 mile curve. He did not see the slow signs, he did not remember there was a 30 mile curve to sl...

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by frmrCapCadet
Sat Oct 02, 2021 7:32 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Amtrak Train Derailment in Montana
Replies: 10
Views: 1032

Re: Amtrak Train Derailment in Montana

https://www.washingtonpost.com/transportation/2021/10/01/amtrak-passenger-fatalities-rare/ It references the Seattle Portland train wreck where an engineer was going 80 mph into a 30 mph curve - and practically totally exonerates the engineer. The curve is widely known, it occurs about 12 minutes af...

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by frmrCapCadet
Sat Oct 02, 2021 1:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing CEO's Comments On Their Next Airplane
Replies: 2290
Views: 260317

Re: Boeing CEO's Comments On Their Next Airplane

I suspect that Tesla's goal of advanced design and production, not of the vehicles, but of the factory that builds them may represent what all manufacturers will be doing. Boeing kinna intended to do this with the 787 but seemed to have almost totally lost control of manufacturing.

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by frmrCapCadet
Fri Oct 01, 2021 6:24 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Amtrak Train Derailment in Montana
Replies: 10
Views: 1032

Re: Amtrak Train Derailment in Montana

Amtrak definitely does not own this section. It is BNSF. I am not reading anywhere that PSR is resulting in any more derailments.

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by frmrCapCadet
Thu Sep 30, 2021 12:37 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Amtrak Train Derailment in Montana
Replies: 10
Views: 1032

Re: Amtrak Train Derailment in Montana

The rails had been inspected only two days before. It was in a pretty remote area, and a lot of volunteers assisted with the response. Rail blogs are pretty silent on speculation of causes. There are, every year, a number of derailments that seemingly happen because they happen. Besides rail failure...

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by frmrCapCadet
Wed Sep 29, 2021 7:59 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Opinion: General Milley Should Face Charges
Replies: 182
Views: 7602

Re: Opinion: General Milley Should Face Charges

I have mentioned before. Trump negotiated a crappy deal with the Taliban. It was about the best that could be done. I did not trash him for it. Biden directed the crappy withdrawal. It was about the best that could be done. I will not trash him for it. We are out of Afghanistan. They know what we wi...

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by frmrCapCadet
Wed Sep 29, 2021 5:23 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: ‘Stab in the back’: France accuses US of sinking Australia submarine deal
Replies: 274
Views: 14491

Re: ‘Stab in the back’: France accuses US of sinking Australia submarine deal

The US needs a solid alliance with Australia, New Zealand, The Philippians, Japan, and a very careful one with Taiwan. I am just saying it will be hard, and every effective action will have consequences. Further we are very dependent upon Chinese manufacturing and Chinese engineers and scientists. I...

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by frmrCapCadet
Wed Sep 29, 2021 3:21 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: ‘Stab in the back’: France accuses US of sinking Australia submarine deal
Replies: 274
Views: 14491

Re: ‘Stab in the back’: France accuses US of sinking Australia submarine deal

Foreign relations are hard. Actions have consequences. Oddly, the one thing Trump was saying in 2016 I agreed with is that US foreign policy was too aggressive in eastern Europe. Gorbachev has also spoken on this issue. Trump did not follow through with a reasoned out rational policies.

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by frmrCapCadet
Wed Sep 29, 2021 2:34 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Opinion: General Milley Should Face Charges
Replies: 182
Views: 7602

Re: Opinion: General Milley Should Face Charges

The president of the US is not, by the constitution, sovereign. Recent congressional legislation along with natural political dynamics have given the president almost sovereign powers. This is a serious problem and there may not be a solution.

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by frmrCapCadet
Wed Sep 29, 2021 2:13 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: ‘Stab in the back’: France accuses US of sinking Australia submarine deal
Replies: 274
Views: 14491

Re: ‘Stab in the back’: France accuses US of sinking Australia submarine deal

The US needs to think carefully about its relationship with China. Most thinking people want to put China in the category of sometimes dangerous competitor rather than enemy. Part of the danger is a justified reaction against those thinking the US should be hegemon up to Chinese shores. Similar thin...

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by frmrCapCadet
Mon Sep 27, 2021 4:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Report: Vietnam IPP Air Cargo plans to order 10 777F
Replies: 19
Views: 4261

Re: Report: Vietnam IPP Air Cargo plans to order 10 777F

Many of us, regardless of political leanings, would like to see a larger US merchant marine. And I think it would be great if Vietnam has a large 777 fleet to ship higher value products to the US and the world.

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by frmrCapCadet
Mon Sep 27, 2021 1:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Report: Vietnam IPP Air Cargo plans to order 10 777F
Replies: 19
Views: 4261

Re: Report: Vietnam IPP Air Cargo plans to order 10 777F

This could be a fallout of the Covid related supply chain breakdown. Another appreciated fallout would be the US taking another look at its various regulations contributing to just about no US merchant marine fleet.

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by frmrCapCadet
Sun Sep 26, 2021 1:36 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: KC-46 now cleared to operationally refuel some aircraft
Replies: 69
Views: 7786

Re: KC-46 now cleared to operationally refuel some aircraft

I understand that the problems with this tanker are not simply Boeing errors, nor Air Force changing specs (?), but also capability requests that are bleeding edge technology. Has anyone done a back of the envelope on percentages of these three?

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by frmrCapCadet
Sat Sep 25, 2021 7:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Passenger Attacks jetBlue FA, Tries To Enter Cockpit In Flight
Replies: 37
Views: 8274

Re: Passenger Attacks jetBlue FA, Tries To Enter Cockpit In Flight

There are laws. They do not lead to easy enforcement. It is easy to say no interference with flight crew, but that in itself is a meaningless non-enforceable law. Jurisdictional, definitions, enforcement methods, dispute resolutions are all part of a law that works.

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by frmrCapCadet
Sat Sep 25, 2021 4:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Passenger Attacks jetBlue FA, Tries To Enter Cockpit In Flight
Replies: 37
Views: 8274

Re: Passenger Attacks jetBlue FA, Tries To Enter Cockpit In Flight

Saw on the news today that there have been over 4,000 people who have disrupted flights this year and only ONE person has been charged with a crime. And nobody at the DOJ sees a problem here? Or to state it another way, congress needs to tell the DOJ just what to do via legislation. Even something ...

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by frmrCapCadet
Sat Sep 25, 2021 4:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FAA wants to know what actions Airlines are going to do to curb unruly passenger incidents
Replies: 139
Views: 12921

Re: FAA wants to know what actions Airlines are going to do to curb unruly passenger incidents

I would be in favor of a ban on flying all airlines, but such a system would require some sort of administrative judge - independent both of the airline and of the passenger. Otherwise the 'snots' will rule be they passenger or crew. An advantage of having such a system is that a passenger could be ...

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by frmrCapCadet
Sat Sep 25, 2021 3:55 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: US Energy Supply and Costs - 2022
Replies: 97
Views: 3696

Re: US Energy Supply and Costs - 2022

With wind and solar effectively setting a cap on how high electricity can go I am expecting electric bills settling on about 7 cents for distribution and 3 cents for production. Nuclear theoretically could be a source - I have my doubts. An unseen thing with those sorts of prices is that the world a...

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by frmrCapCadet
Sat Sep 25, 2021 3:18 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - Q3 2021
Replies: 308
Views: 17301

Re: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - Q3 2021

Getting infected isn't an one-and-done deal either. Immunity from infection like immunity from vaccine, isn't perfect and decrease in efficiency as times goes on and as newer strains emerge. We have 4 endemic coronaviruses that infect us all regularly causing the common cold. There is growing evide...

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by frmrCapCadet
Sat Sep 25, 2021 2:57 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: ‘Stab in the back’: France accuses US of sinking Australia submarine deal
Replies: 274
Views: 14491

Re: ‘Stab in the back’: France accuses US of sinking Australia submarine deal

Always in the back of my mind since the turn of the century: those huge hyper expensive warships are in the class I would call 'Targets', particularly if they are doing anything beyond launching very long range missiles or surveillance. Drones, medium range missiles, maybe hyper sonic, some of which...

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by frmrCapCadet
Sat Sep 25, 2021 2:10 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Texas abortion law
Replies: 350
Views: 18352

Re: Texas abortion law

Remember a Republican state has said that offering a thirsty person standing in line to vote a drink of water is breaking the law. Republican Gospel: I was thirsty and you kicked me in the face.

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by frmrCapCadet
Fri Sep 24, 2021 12:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FAA wants to know what actions Airlines are going to do to curb unruly passenger incidents
Replies: 139
Views: 12921

Re: FAA wants to know what actions Airlines are going to do to curb unruly passenger incidents

Hassle factor may be an underlying cause. I quit most of my flying years ago when Y became a hassle, and several flights in a row which were bad. Didn't complain, upset no one else. Just bought a better road car and started seeing parts of the country where I had always wanted to do major road trips...

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by frmrCapCadet
Thu Sep 23, 2021 5:06 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Covid19 - Vaccine News and discussion thread
Replies: 196
Views: 11745

Re: Covid19 - Vaccine News and discussion thread

The kids are already at school. While immediate side effects are rare or not occuring the kids will be around for an hour or more with help available. A team administering at school is going to be a lot more efficient (more shots administered per worker) than at a pharmacy (daughter does that). Whil...

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by frmrCapCadet
Thu Sep 23, 2021 1:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Boeing's Fatal Flaw, former Chief Technical Pilot indicted
Replies: 279
Views: 38402

Re: PBS Frontline: Boeing's Fatal Flaw

A proper bean counter would readily assure top management that the intangible and reputational assets of the company were at least as valuable to stockholders as the next quarter profits. I just finished the book on GE's collapse. Sad reading, The old GE even with their faults was the sort of US com...

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by frmrCapCadet
Wed Sep 22, 2021 12:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FAA wants to know what actions Airlines are going to do to curb unruly passenger incidents
Replies: 139
Views: 12921

Re: FAA wants to know what actions Airlines are going to do to curb unruly passenger incidents

Corrections invited, but it seems there are some broken jurisdiction problems. I suspect local law enforcement really does not want to spend money dealing with violent passengers who will be flying off to another state or country three days later. Airline law enforcement likely needs to be federaliz...

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by frmrCapCadet
Tue Sep 21, 2021 3:02 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Purdue Pharma Family Wins Bankruptcy Protection, Opioid Addicts Cannot Sue
Replies: 20
Views: 1103

Re: Purdue Pharma Family Wins Bankruptcy Protection, Opioid Addicts Cannot Sue

Drug dealers who have negligently killed the most people, far outnumbering street dealers who get long prison sentences, happily escape. The American Way. Yeah.

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by frmrCapCadet
Tue Sep 21, 2021 12:45 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: ‘Stab in the back’: France accuses US of sinking Australia submarine deal
Replies: 274
Views: 14491

Re: ‘Stab in the back’: France accuses US of sinking Australia submarine deal

Just a note: Aerial fights are conducted by long range missiles, no dog fights. There have been no 'classic' carrier battles since a few months before the end of WWII. While the US has dumped more bomb tonnage that WWII, it has lost every war to the bombees. Nuclear weapons, missiles, drones, and AI...

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by frmrCapCadet
Sun Sep 19, 2021 12:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2021
Replies: 1129
Views: 162986

Re: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2021

I think this is on topic. Res Drones. Where I live there are thousands of people living on the waterfront with a driveway dropping 300 feet in elevation. I could easily see a drone flying the driveway and putting the package in an approved carport type structure.

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by frmrCapCadet
Sun Sep 19, 2021 12:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Airline Catering SkyChef and Gate Gourmet lays off hundreds
Replies: 50
Views: 10345

Re: Airline Catering Company SkyChef lays off hundreds

In my state all workers are paid the minimum wage, including those who may receive tips. Exactly what that minimum wage is a little complicated, but the net effect is that $15 is becoming the standard minimum. Despite this, restaurants are not able to remain fully staffed.

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by frmrCapCadet
Sun Sep 19, 2021 11:59 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: ‘Stab in the back’: France accuses US of sinking Australia submarine deal
Replies: 274
Views: 14491

Re: ‘Stab in the back’: France accuses US of sinking Australia submarine deal

I suspect that cancelling a submarine order has all the complications of cancelling an Airbus or a MAX. The one cancelling these very complicated contracts has to, in my words, accrue enough points showing that time, costs, or specs are not meeting the contract. I understand that Australia was, in f...

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by frmrCapCadet
Sat Sep 18, 2021 2:34 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - Q3 2021
Replies: 308
Views: 17301

Re: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - Q3 2021

https://www.seattletimes.com/seattle-news/mental-health/wondering-why-society-went-off-kilter-during-the-pandemic-it-was-all-predicted-in-this-book/ It turns out this book, written before the current pandemic predicts a lot of the maladoptive reactions of a large population to any pandemic. Brutal r...

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by frmrCapCadet
Sat Sep 18, 2021 1:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Airline Catering SkyChef and Gate Gourmet lays off hundreds
Replies: 50
Views: 10345

Re: Airline Catering Company SkyChef lays off hundreds

How much are these people paid? I ask, because job openings in the food business may be in the hundreds of thousands, and wages are going up. This could be one of those rare occasions that most of those laid off will do better. If anyone has details it would be useful to hear.

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by frmrCapCadet
Sat Sep 18, 2021 1:10 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: ‘Stab in the back’: France accuses US of sinking Australia submarine deal
Replies: 274
Views: 14491

Re: ‘Stab in the back’: France accuses US of sinking Australia submarine deal

Call an ambassador home over a lost arms sale! How diplomatic.

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by frmrCapCadet
Fri Sep 17, 2021 11:04 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Opinion: General Milley Should Face Charges
Replies: 182
Views: 7602

Re: Opinion: General Milley Should Face Charges

Definitely should be charged, may have saved the world from a nuclear disaster. Whoever could be in favor of that.

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by frmrCapCadet
Fri Sep 17, 2021 7:45 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Texas abortion law
Replies: 350
Views: 18352

Re: Texas abortion law

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2021/sep/17/texas-abortion-ban-jonathan-mitchell-supreme-court-brief This is a pretty naked statement that the Texas abortion law is really about (angry old white) men controlling the sexuality of women. A neutral Supreme Court would quickly overturn this law. Our...

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