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by KLDC10
Sat Dec 03, 2016 10:10 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The nascent Trump Administration
Replies: 128
Views: 6987

Re: The nascent Trump Administration

And yet, from everything we can tell, Comey's seemingly deliberate act 11 days out probably did just that-decide the election. And, boy has he gone quiet in the last month. I must say, I'm conflicted about Comey's actions. On the one hand, if a Presidential candidate is under investigation by the F...

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by KLDC10
Sat Dec 03, 2016 7:35 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The nascent Trump Administration
Replies: 128
Views: 6987

Re: The nascent Trump Administration

The rumors swirling around Petraeus as a possible Secretary of State pick concern me somewhat. It seems hypocritical to me for the Trump campaign to have gone after Clinton so viciously over her emails - for which she was never criminally indicted, and then be seriously considering someone who was a...

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by KLDC10
Sat Dec 03, 2016 5:51 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump: Burn The Flag, Go To Prison
Replies: 89
Views: 3639

Re: Trump: Burn The Flag, Go To Prison

Thank you for replying with consideration and clarifying your points. I actually agree with you on most of your points and I think I might have misunderstood your original comment on the tweet. No problem :) I realize that discussions often get heated and meanings can be misinterpreted, etc. Glad t...

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by KLDC10
Sat Dec 03, 2016 12:05 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump: Burn The Flag, Go To Prison
Replies: 89
Views: 3639

Re: Trump: Burn The Flag, Go To Prison

Not when it elects a con artist like Donald Trump. I guess you didn't hear his rhetoric during the campaign, blaming Mexicans, Muslims, African-Americans and others for all our problems, and instilling fear of those groups into others. There's your division. As always, you're looking in the wrong d...

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by KLDC10
Fri Dec 02, 2016 1:04 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump: Burn The Flag, Go To Prison
Replies: 89
Views: 3639

Re: Trump: Burn The Flag, Go To Prison

That's an awfully simplistic view. But it is a typical Democratic Party tactic - divide people into subgroups and pit them against each other. White vs. Black, Rich vs. Poor. etc. The idea that we can just generalize about racial groups is pathetic. How do you expect the country to come together if...

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by KLDC10
Thu Dec 01, 2016 11:01 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: North Carolina Judge Orders New State Elections In 2017
Replies: 40
Views: 1944

Re: North Carolina Judge Orders New State Elections In 2017

My God you're a post election dumpster fire. This reinforces what I told Hillis in another thread prior to the election, where I predicted Trump winning with 286 EVs (and was, of course, taunted and ridiculed for daring to suggest that Clinton could lose) and stated that if Trump lost, I'd be disap...

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by KLDC10
Thu Dec 01, 2016 8:44 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump: Burn The Flag, Go To Prison
Replies: 89
Views: 3639

Re: Trump: Burn The Flag, Go To Prison

Unsubstantiated rubbish. People really need to stop getting their political commentary from attention-seekers on social media. Proof? Sources? Back up your claim, please. You're kidding, right? The burden of proof is on you, being the one who posted such rubbish in the first place. The cross-burnin...

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by KLDC10
Thu Dec 01, 2016 8:02 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump: Burn The Flag, Go To Prison
Replies: 89
Views: 3639

Re: Trump: Burn The Flag, Go To Prison

Unsubstantiated rubbish. People really need to stop getting their political commentary from attention-seekers on social media. You're right. This is more like it http://i0.kym-cdn.com/photos/images/newsfeed/001/166/448/59a.png That's an awfully simplistic view. But it is a typical Democratic Party ...

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by KLDC10
Thu Dec 01, 2016 6:38 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump: Burn The Flag, Go To Prison
Replies: 89
Views: 3639

Re: Trump: Burn The Flag, Go To Prison

https://scontent.ftpa1-2.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/15181473_711157839058190_8761520570027100442_n.jpg?oh=71857cb328a108036c90c912cf116833&oe=58CC5F78 Unsubstantiated rubbish. People really need to stop getting their political commentary from attention-seekers on social media.

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by KLDC10
Thu Dec 01, 2016 2:50 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Computer Scientists Urge Clinton To Demand Recount
Replies: 133
Views: 4732

Re: Computer Scientists Urge Clinton To Demand Recount

One more data point: Over 500 MIT faculty have signed a letter opposing Trump's picks for cabinet, specifically with respect to discriminatory language and anti-science views. MIT currently employs ~1800 faculty, so this represents 27%. The number of faculty signatures was ~420 yesterday. http://ww...

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by KLDC10
Thu Dec 01, 2016 2:17 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Computer Scientists Urge Clinton To Demand Recount
Replies: 133
Views: 4732

Re: Computer Scientists Urge Clinton To Demand Recount

One more data point: Over 500 MIT faculty have signed a letter opposing Trump's picks for cabinet, specifically with respect to discriminatory language and anti-science views. MIT currently employs ~1800 faculty, so this represents 27%. The number of faculty signatures was ~420 yesterday. http://ww...

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by KLDC10
Wed Nov 30, 2016 2:56 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump: Burn The Flag, Go To Prison
Replies: 89
Views: 3639

Re: Trump: Burn The Flag, Go To Prison

You Sir appear to be a Poster Child of why the Democrat Party will have to change. Please point out where your work has produced success in State Governors, House of Representatives, Senate or Presidency. I will be waiting and waiting and waiting. Okie Come now, be fair - they've done a tremendous ...

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by KLDC10
Tue Nov 29, 2016 11:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Passenger get life time ban on Delta Air Lines because of political outburst
Replies: 105
Views: 14362

Re: Passenger get life time ban on Delta Air Lines because of political outburst

A policy that Reagan and Republicans gladly approved of has turned into a divisive issue today. Could it be that the Republicans learned most of the people they helped did not end up voting for them? That sounds like a very horrible thing to do, especially for the party that considers itself the sp...

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by KLDC10
Tue Nov 29, 2016 10:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Passenger get life time ban on Delta Air Lines because of political outburst
Replies: 105
Views: 14362

Re: Passenger get life time ban on Delta Air Lines because of political outburst

However, Delta has been known to take overtly political stances on certain issues in the past. The biggest example which comes to mind is amnesty for illegal immigrants. A year or two ago, they released a press statement saying they supported amnesty, which is a pretty odd thing for an airline to d...

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by KLDC10
Tue Nov 29, 2016 9:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Passenger get life time ban on Delta Air Lines because of political outburst
Replies: 105
Views: 14362

Re: Passenger get life time ban on Delta Air Lines because of political outburst

I think that it is perfectly reasonable for Delta to deny passage to this passenger in future, based on his behavior on this flight. Political views are largely irrelevant in this context - civil discourse is paramount, and if you stand up and start shouting on an airliner, I think you deserve to be...

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by KLDC10
Mon Nov 28, 2016 8:31 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Computer Scientists Urge Clinton To Demand Recount
Replies: 133
Views: 4732

Re: Computer Scientists Urge Clinton To Demand Recount

Which is probably why you get such low voter turnout, if states are already decided then it's pointless voting. The better solution is to go to a straight vote for the president and forgo the college, or if you want to keep the college proportion the electors based on the number of votes each candi...

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by KLDC10
Mon Nov 28, 2016 8:08 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Computer Scientists Urge Clinton To Demand Recount
Replies: 133
Views: 4732

Re: Computer Scientists Urge Clinton To Demand Recount

But theoretically speaking, the Democrats should have to do less to win than the Republicans, based on these numbers. Not necessarily. In many of the safe red states, the GOP candidate wins with well over 55% of the vote, maybe over 60%. In the blue states, Democrats don't do as well. That is why I...

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by KLDC10
Mon Nov 28, 2016 5:30 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Computer Scientists Urge Clinton To Demand Recount
Replies: 133
Views: 4732

Re: Computer Scientists Urge Clinton To Demand Recount

Funny, when I looked at my ballot in Illinois, the question was "Who is your choice for President?" not "Who shall the faceless no name electors Illinois vote for President, even though they have no legal obligation to follow the results?" For the record (and I know this is a se...

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by KLDC10
Mon Nov 28, 2016 4:10 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Computer Scientists Urge Clinton To Demand Recount
Replies: 133
Views: 4732

Re: Computer Scientists Urge Clinton To Demand Recount

It's intent is to prevent a handful of States from dictating the course of a nation. The original intent was to provide a formula which allowed southern states to count their slaves as part of their population in presidential elections. The current intent, the reason the republicans want to keep it...

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by KLDC10
Mon Nov 28, 2016 1:10 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Computer Scientists Urge Clinton To Demand Recount
Replies: 133
Views: 4732

Re: Computer Scientists Urge Clinton To Demand Recount

Except they are. They're the only elections in which everyone in every state (barring some weird exceptions) gets the same options on the ballot. Every state has the same options on the ballot, yes, but the people are not actually directly voting for President. They're voting for who they believe t...

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by KLDC10
Mon Nov 28, 2016 12:36 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Computer Scientists Urge Clinton To Demand Recount
Replies: 133
Views: 4732

Re: Computer Scientists Urge Clinton To Demand Recount

There isn't a "problem". It works as intended. Exactly - the power of the executive is derived, as it should be, from the states. There's no reason to change this system based on the results of one election. So how many times is enough then? It's been two in 16 years. Is there some reason...

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by KLDC10
Sun Nov 27, 2016 10:31 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Computer Scientists Urge Clinton To Demand Recount
Replies: 133
Views: 4732

Re: Computer Scientists Urge Clinton To Demand Recount

Boeing717200 wrote:
There isn't a "problem". It works as intended.


Exactly - the power of the executive is derived, as it should be, from the states. There's no reason to change this system based on the results of one election.

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by KLDC10
Sun Nov 27, 2016 10:11 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Delta SFO-DTW-TPA
Replies: 4
Views: 5044

Re: Delta SFO-DTW-TPA

Nice report. Always enjoyable to read about flights on Delta. I look forward to the next installment.

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by KLDC10
Sun Nov 27, 2016 5:51 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Computer Scientists Urge Clinton To Demand Recount
Replies: 133
Views: 4732

Re: Computer Scientists Urge Clinton To Demand Recount

Our system is designed to prevent large population centers from controlling the entire course of the nation. You call it stupid, but it's prevents tyranny of the majority which is an inherent flaw in democracy. Our method, like it or not, also ensures sovereignty of the individual states in the ele...

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by KLDC10
Sun Nov 27, 2016 5:09 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Computer Scientists Urge Clinton To Demand Recount
Replies: 133
Views: 4732

Re: Computer Scientists Urge Clinton To Demand Recount

Michigan, Wisconsin and Pennsylvania, combined went Trump's way by less that 110.000 votes. What's less attractive and dignified: doing an audit to see if there was tampering/hacking, or finding out later that there was, and having a president that didn't legitimately win? . Michigan does all paper...

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by KLDC10
Sun Nov 27, 2016 12:25 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Computer Scientists Urge Clinton To Demand Recount
Replies: 133
Views: 4732

Re: Computer Scientists Urge Clinton To Demand Recount

Something else to consider, specifically relating to Pennsylvania from: http://www.govtech.com/blogs/lohrmann-o ... cking.html "There would need to be evidence of widespread voter fraud for a court-ordered recount in PA. For example, “A candidate can’t actually file for a vote recount under Pen...

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by KLDC10
Sat Nov 26, 2016 11:53 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Computer Scientists Urge Clinton To Demand Recount
Replies: 133
Views: 4732

Re: Computer Scientists Urge Clinton To Demand Recount

hypothetically, all those votes could have been for Trump. Don't be surprised if a recount actually increases Trump's lead. Don't be surprised if you're deluding yourself. And, tell me, what's the harm in doing a recount in such a close race? Do you fear the fact that MAYBE there was tampering, and...

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by KLDC10
Sat Nov 26, 2016 8:53 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Computer Scientists Urge Clinton To Demand Recount
Replies: 133
Views: 4732

Re: Computer Scientists Urge Clinton To Demand Recount

It would explain how Trump won 3 states where he wasn't within the margin of error. If the fraud was to add votes for Trump, then, yes, hypothetically, all those votes could have been for Trump. There can be any number of explanations. Here are just a few: - Pollsters got it wrong by polling incorr...

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by KLDC10
Sat Nov 26, 2016 7:30 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Computer Scientists Urge Clinton To Demand Recount
Replies: 133
Views: 4732

Re: Computer Scientists Urge Clinton To Demand Recount

What I find interesting is the assumption that fraudulent votes must all be for Trump. This is the same nonsense that happened in 2000. I didn't understand that people that that people who weren't bright enough to not vote properly in Florida all must have voted for Gore. This is a good point. The ...

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by KLDC10
Sat Nov 26, 2016 7:15 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Computer Scientists Urge Clinton To Demand Recount
Replies: 133
Views: 4732

Re: Computer Scientists Urge Clinton To Demand Recount

That's what alarms me here. If someone actually figured out a way to do it, that's horrifying. I agree. It would indeed be horrifying - and if it was proven in those three states, what about others? It would surely compromise the integrity of the whole election. The general consensus seems to be th...

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by KLDC10
Sat Nov 26, 2016 6:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Wing-engined > Rear-engined (Passenger Appeal)?
Replies: 55
Views: 8775

Re: Wing-engined > Rear-engined (Passenger Appeal)?

Personally, I like two on the wings and one in the tail. But since there aren't many of those around anymore, I'd go with rear-mounted engines over wing-mounted engines for the most part.

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by KLDC10
Fri Nov 25, 2016 2:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hatchet job on Spirit Airlines
Replies: 53
Views: 11096

Re: Hatchet job on Spirit Airlines

Wow. That is certainly nowhere close to being a balanced article. There are a lot of concerning allegations in there too - like the comment about the Spirit Airlines employees being "uneducated". But the comment that really made me laugh was "this woman is trapped in prison with no ho...

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by KLDC10
Fri Nov 25, 2016 12:11 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Oldest And Newest Planes You've Flown On
Replies: 45
Views: 5339

Re: Oldest And Newest Planes You've Flown On

Oldest: One of Delta's DC-9s, back in 2013.
Newest: A four-month-old KLM E190 in 2014.

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by KLDC10
Thu Nov 24, 2016 9:28 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Computer Scientists Urge Clinton To Demand Recount
Replies: 133
Views: 4732

Re: Computer Scientists Urge Clinton To Demand Recount

You realize that, for these claims to be true, voter fraud would have had to have taken place on a massive scale? Either that or people are really bad at counting in Wisconsin, Michigan and Pennsylvania. Both scenarios are highly unlikely, and as others have noted, there has been no word from the Cl...

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by KLDC10
Wed Nov 23, 2016 7:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL livery modification coming?
Replies: 131
Views: 39327

Re: DL livery modification coming?

Oh well, nothing leads to a long thread like paint...

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by KLDC10
Wed Nov 23, 2016 7:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL livery modification coming?
Replies: 131
Views: 39327

Re: DL livery modification coming?

winterlight wrote:
Spot the difference...

Image


Any chance the Twitter user posted a picture of N542US before the repaint? I cannot for the life of me make out plum accents on the engines.

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by KLDC10
Mon Nov 21, 2016 7:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LY and pilots slow implosion
Replies: 1
Views: 843

Re: LY and pilots slow implosion

One way work? What a joke.

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by KLDC10
Sun Nov 13, 2016 5:45 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Beginning of the End for the U.S.?
Replies: 51
Views: 2565

Re: Beginning of the End for the U.S.?

The split you laid out would be a real fragmentation. None of those countries would have any kind of clout on the world stage.

I sincerely hope it does not happen, but if the USA were to split, I think it would split into bigger chunks than that.

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by KLDC10
Fri Nov 11, 2016 12:02 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: #Calexit
Replies: 96
Views: 3743

Re: #Calexit

So do the secessionists start this campaign once the protesters have stopped smashing up Oakland, or was that the beginning?

(Insert Tomato-Throwing Emoji here)

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by KLDC10
Wed Nov 09, 2016 4:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Cyprus Airways interesting livery revealed
Replies: 36
Views: 15243

Re: New Cyprus Airways interesting livery revealed

It's a nice enough livery. It's important that they do indeed differentiate the brand of the "new" airline from the old one, and I think they have done so while simultaneously maintaining the link to the old.

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by KLDC10
Tue Nov 08, 2016 7:20 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Weekend Bowling Tournament ATL-GPT-ATL on Delta
Replies: 2
Views: 3824

Re: Weekend Bowling Tournament ATL-GPT-ATL on Delta

Great Report, and nice to read about your experience on Delta's MD-95/717. Seems like solid, reliable transportation as usual!

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by KLDC10
Sun Nov 06, 2016 5:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA aircraft on fire @ORD
Replies: 332
Views: 71604

Re: AA aircraft on fire @ORD

Rolls Royce took a lot of heat after the QF32 incident. Their reputation was badly damaged by intense media scrutiny and stock prices were sent tumbling. I am incredibly curious as to why GE is not subject to the same kind of attention - especially since this is a relatively common* and concerning e...

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by KLDC10
Sat Nov 05, 2016 1:28 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Opening Olympic Airways again
Replies: 34
Views: 4756

Re: Opening Olympic Airways again

Guys, please! DC-10s, DC-10s everywhere ;)

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by KLDC10
Fri Nov 04, 2016 9:20 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: MH's A380 Twilight Saga: KUL-LHR Business Class
Replies: 26
Views: 18428

Re: MH's A380 Twilight Saga: KUL-LHR Business Class

Thanks for the excellent report. Malaysia Airlines looks almost unbelievably shoddy, though I was glad to hear that the business class crew treated you well. Still, I wouldn't go out of my way to fly with MH.

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by KLDC10
Fri Nov 04, 2016 4:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TAROM Retire Their A310 Fleet
Replies: 30
Views: 6622

Re: TAROM Retire Their A310 Fleet

It will be interesting to see what they come up with. Perhaps second-hand 767s? It does strike me as a little odd that they have retired the A310 without having a replacement ready - that constitutes a considerably loss in capacity.

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by KLDC10
Thu Nov 03, 2016 1:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Officially Announces Premium Economy
Replies: 68
Views: 24552

Re: Delta Officially Announces Premium Economy

It looks like an excellent product. The premium headphones and amenity kits shown in the 360 degree view are welcome additions. I also noted the purple mood lighting, but was surprised not to see evidence of other purple accents in the cabin, following the unveiling of the new uniforms.

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by KLDC10
Wed Nov 02, 2016 10:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United 77W emerges from the factory
Replies: 121
Views: 43516

Re: United 77W emerges from the factory

intotheair wrote:
KLDC10 wrote:
Pictures look fantastic. Can't wait to see some interior shots.


Does anyone know if the interior has even been installed yet?


Not sure. Delivery date is December, right? That could perhaps indicate not, although someone more qualified could provide a better answer.

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by KLDC10
Wed Nov 02, 2016 10:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United 77W emerges from the factory
Replies: 121
Views: 43516

Re: United 77W emerges from the factory

Pictures look fantastic. Can't wait to see some interior shots.

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by KLDC10
Tue Nov 01, 2016 10:27 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Air France's NEW Economy (B777-200ER, Bengaluru to Paris, Jan '16)
Replies: 11
Views: 18556

Re: Air France's NEW Economy (B777-200ER, Bengaluru to Paris, Jan '16)

Have you had a positive experience onboard Air France? Actually, yes. It was many years ago now, but my very first flight was with Air France. After my first experience of flying had been relayed to their customer service department, they very kindly sent me a die-cast model of Concorde , which I h...

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by KLDC10
Tue Nov 01, 2016 10:18 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Hillary Clinton email probe reopened by FBI
Replies: 318
Views: 11441

Re: Hillary Clinton email probe reopened by FBI

But maybe you forgot Iran? Nope. Just because a country has Nuclear Weapons, doesn't mean they will use them. The concept of Mutually Assured Destruction is usually more than enough to deter would-be combatants from deploying missiles. No, you can discount North Korea if you want, but "we"...

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