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by LCDFlight
Sat May 08, 2021 7:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why is LAX so dominant in the LA Region?
Replies: 127
Views: 16355

Re: Why is LAX so dominant in the LA Region?

1. The Californians SNL skit is what this reminds me of 2. LAX has low airfares because it is a large capacity, competitive airport where no airline or alliance dominates. Many networks serve it, at large enough capacity to have economies of scale individually. ONT either could become a one airline ...

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by LCDFlight
Sat May 08, 2021 5:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dassault to launch Falcon 10X
Replies: 63
Views: 11579

Re: Dassault to launch Falcon 10X

GalaxyFlyer wrote:
I didn’t say it would be a viable RJ, just a very long ranged one.


I feel like the French could use it as an anti-submarine platform, or a bomber. :stirthepot:

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by LCDFlight
Sat May 08, 2021 1:27 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: A321 vs B739 Fuel burn
Replies: 32
Views: 6004

Re: A321 vs B739 Fuel burn

I would argue that the next 20 years will be significantly different than what the airlines have ever faced. Perhaps the nature of business travel has changed for good. The C suites have gotten used to private aviation - see Dassault adding a new G-V competitor yesterday. The 1% may not want to tra...

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by LCDFlight
Sat May 08, 2021 4:35 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Herd Immunity Losing Out To Vaccine Hesitation and Virus Mutation
Replies: 201
Views: 11885

Re: Herd Immunity Losing Out To Vaccine Hesitation and Virus Mutation

??? It is everyone's choice now. The availability of vaccine totally changes the moral calculus. The vaccine works. There is no longer a reason to shut things down in the US. Places like NY are opening pretty much immediately. It's over. This is where they lost people too. The Democrats it's obviou...

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by LCDFlight
Fri May 07, 2021 9:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United adding seatback IFE - AVOD to older narrow body aircraft
Replies: 181
Views: 31523

Re: United adding seatback IFE - AVOD to older narrow body aircraft

Heck, you could even buy ads on flights into DCA, with the latest hundred billion dollar infrastructure idea you have, or the latest attack helicopter! (These ads are very common on the DC Metro).

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by LCDFlight
Thu May 06, 2021 10:08 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Shooting of Daunte Wright
Replies: 181
Views: 13189

Re: Shooting of Daunte Wright

I’m not saying this to settle any scores, because it’s not a topic that I spend significant time on. I am interested in airlines and other business stuff. Anyway.. About half as many black men as white men are shot by police each year. As a proportion of population, that seems high (black men are ov...

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by LCDFlight
Tue May 04, 2021 3:00 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Empire State Building Turns 90 Years Old
Replies: 13
Views: 932

Re: Empire State Building Turns 90 Years Old

An absolutely epic building, like the Boeing 747 of buildings basically. It's an icon of the modern era, not just of the US but I believe globally, as NYC is a global city... It is difficult to imagine that ESB continues to serve and do its job perfectly, perhaps for centuries to come. What an accom...

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by LCDFlight
Mon May 03, 2021 8:12 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Herd Immunity Losing Out To Vaccine Hesitation and Virus Mutation
Replies: 201
Views: 11885

Re: Herd Immunity Losing Out To Vaccine Hesitation and Virus Mutation

I don't see much reason to worry about any of this (in the USA). People who want vaccine can get vaccinated in the USA now. If people choose not to vaccinate, they may die, but that is their choice. Yes, understand that immune-compromised people will face risk if they cannot be vaccinated. That's s...

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by LCDFlight
Mon May 03, 2021 7:54 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Herd Immunity Losing Out To Vaccine Hesitation and Virus Mutation
Replies: 201
Views: 11885

Re: Herd Immunity Losing Out To Vaccine Hesitation and Virus Mutation

I don't see much reason to worry about any of this (in the USA). People who want vaccine can get vaccinated in the USA now. If people choose not to vaccinate, they may die, but that is their choice. Yes, understand that immune-compromised people will face risk if they cannot be vaccinated. That's sa...

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by LCDFlight
Mon May 03, 2021 2:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sun Country to launch 18 new routes
Replies: 4
Views: 1369

Re: Sun Country to launch 18 new routes

This is pretty interesting. Covering PHX and RSW from all those upper midwest cities provides a consistent experience in a way. Gives the same lifestyle options to all those cold cities.

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by LCDFlight
Sun May 02, 2021 6:06 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Strong correlation between movie/TV gun violence and today's gun culture
Replies: 107
Views: 5237

Re: Strong correlation between movie/TV gun violence and today's gun culture

If it was a problem with the guns, the problem would be widespread across the countries where violent video games and movies are popular. Quite easy to pinpoint what the problem is, and possible solutions have been proposed, but we might as well be shouting at a squirrel, would probably have more o...

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by LCDFlight
Sun May 02, 2021 3:38 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: A321 vs B739 Fuel burn
Replies: 32
Views: 6004

Re: A321 vs B739 Fuel burn

I believe okcflyer's superb post answers it. The two types are so close in efficiency that it probably does not influence any scheduling decisions. The A321 is a heavier gauge airplane, more floor area (?) so that is the factor that dictates where it will be sent. It will be sent on the line of flig...

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by LCDFlight
Sat May 01, 2021 6:59 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Strong correlation between movie/TV gun violence and today's gun culture
Replies: 107
Views: 5237

Re: Strong correlation between movie/TV gun violence and today's gun culture

If it was a problem with the guns, the problem would be widespread across the countries where violent video games and movies are popular. Quite easy to pinpoint what the problem is, and possible solutions have been proposed, but we might as well be shouting at a squirrel, would probably have more o...

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by LCDFlight
Sat May 01, 2021 6:20 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Strong correlation between movie/TV gun violence and today's gun culture
Replies: 107
Views: 5237

Re: Strong correlation between movie/TV gun violence and today's gun culture

If it was a problem with the guns, the problem would be widespread across the countries where violent video games and movies are popular. Quite easy to pinpoint what the problem is, and possible solutions have been proposed, but we might as well be shouting at a squirrel, would probably have more o...

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by LCDFlight
Sat May 01, 2021 5:48 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Crashes of commercial flights due to pitot covers left on
Replies: 10
Views: 2420

Re: Crashes of commercial flights due to pitot covers left on

This feels like a photographer forgetting to take the lens cap off.

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by LCDFlight
Fri Apr 30, 2021 5:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Odd diversion - AA5597 (DCA-TLH) April 23rd
Replies: 41
Views: 6164

Re: Odd diversion - AA5597 (DCA-TLH) April 23rd

Curious if anyone knows what happened with this flight. From what I can piece together AA5597 on Friday, April 23rd (DCA-TLH) was scheduled to leave at 4:25pm with a scheduled arrival of 6:34pm. What I've found so far: *N500AE was the CR7 operating the flight and departed DCA on-time at 4:25pm. How...

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by LCDFlight
Fri Apr 30, 2021 1:51 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Cuomo blames Trump for losing a house seat
Replies: 37
Views: 2713

Re: Cuomo blames Trump for losing a house seat

Then maybe the private sector should keep up. It is not just pensions that are being funded from taxes. It is things like roads and education and public health care also. But, because people are not seeing immediate results, they start in with the whole "tax and spend liberals" trope. The...

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by LCDFlight
Thu Apr 29, 2021 10:57 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Cuomo blames Trump for losing a house seat
Replies: 37
Views: 2713

Re: Cuomo blames Trump for losing a house seat

Basically people are leaving higher tax states because of arrogant governments. People don't like it when you take their money with a gun, based on dubious justifications like funding rich pensions that private sector workers don't get. It's an elaborate political patronage system. Be very careful w...

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by LCDFlight
Tue Apr 27, 2021 8:42 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Just when I thought US politicians could never surprise me again...
Replies: 110
Views: 5574

Re: Just when I thought US politicians could never surprise me again...

I agree government officials are usually complete clowns, and at worst, quite dangerous to us all.

This is why government should be as small as possible. It should probably be one third the size it is.

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by LCDFlight
Mon Apr 26, 2021 5:24 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Bonuses Paid to Boeing Executives. Are they justified?
Replies: 39
Views: 2540

Re: Bonuses Paid to Boeing Executives. Are they justified?

I'm a firm believer in employees (including the CEO here, who is a mere employee) having a stake in the business, as an incentive to perform. The problem with these CEOs is that they're given a huge stake, but along with it get also a huge salary, and bonus on top of it ! And golden hello, and gold...

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by LCDFlight
Mon Apr 26, 2021 5:19 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Bonuses Paid to Boeing Executives. Are they justified?
Replies: 39
Views: 2540

Re: Bonuses Paid to Boeing Executives. Are they justified?

I'm a firm believer in employees (including the CEO here, who is a mere employee) having a stake in the business, as an incentive to perform. The problem with these CEOs is that they're given a huge stake, but along with it get also a huge salary, and bonus on top of it ! And golden hello, and gold...

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by LCDFlight
Mon Apr 26, 2021 2:00 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Bonuses Paid to Boeing Executives. Are they justified?
Replies: 39
Views: 2540

Re: Bonuses Paid to Boeing Executives. Are they justified?

Bonuses are needed to even RETAIN the services of people who MIGHT be able to get the job done. I think IF they have the right team in place, they are worth a TON of money. If they do NOT, then their pay should not exceed $1 million. They should be placeholders until the actual leadership team can ...

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by LCDFlight
Mon Apr 26, 2021 3:01 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Bonuses Paid to Boeing Executives. Are they justified?
Replies: 39
Views: 2540

Re: Bonuses Paid to Boeing Executives. Are they justified?

Bonuses are needed to even RETAIN the services of people who MIGHT be able to get the job done. I think IF they have the right team in place, they are worth a TON of money. If they do NOT, then their pay should not exceed $1 million. They should be placeholders until the actual leadership team can b...

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by LCDFlight
Mon Apr 26, 2021 2:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Odd diversion - AA5597 (DCA-TLH) April 23rd
Replies: 41
Views: 6164

Re: Odd diversion - AA5597 (DCA-TLH) April 23rd

as others said, this was a good rescue given that they apparently had a spare CR7 with crew available at DCA. That's the interesting part of the story for me IMO. The airline has spare mainline and a spare RJ at major hubs (maybe just a CRJ at DCA?). They even have a spare widebody at major hubs for...

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by LCDFlight
Sat Apr 24, 2021 2:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American eyeing AUS, BNA, & RDU for expansion
Replies: 87
Views: 12415

Re: American eyeing AUS, BNA, & RDU for expansion

But AA has CLT/ORD/DFW close by. That’s greater than ATL IMO, especially on the international front. How, exactly? What "international" are you going to get from there via DFW/ORD and especially CLT, that couldn't be matched by ATL/DTW? I mean that whole argument isn't going anywhere. Bot...

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by LCDFlight
Sat Apr 24, 2021 4:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American eyeing AUS, BNA, & RDU for expansion
Replies: 87
Views: 12415

Re: American eyeing AUS, BNA, & RDU for expansion

As much as anything, all of this feels like a strategic shot fired at DL. All three were markets were being emphasized by DL prior to the pandemic, even though "DL focus city" had yet to mean anything at AUS and BNA. WN is obviously a target here as well, but it just feels like this is me...

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by LCDFlight
Fri Apr 23, 2021 12:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL announces JFK-ATH, ATL-ATH
Replies: 113
Views: 17384

Re: DL announces JFK-ATH, ATL-ATH

Part of the rush to restart Europe (even if it breaks even) is it also strengthens the domestic US networks via connect. The networks cannot function at their best unless international stuff is happening.

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by LCDFlight
Wed Apr 21, 2021 4:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CEO Boeing: “We want to get back to a dividend policy”
Replies: 24
Views: 6671

Re: CEO Boeing: “We want to get back to a dividend policy”

I don't know why people are overreacting to what Calhoun said. He said they want to get back to a dividend policy, but that will depend on getting commercial back to profitability, for commercial to be in profitability its products must be working, they also have to climb out of the immense debt th...

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by LCDFlight
Wed Apr 21, 2021 1:19 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Vaccine News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 2424
Views: 164762

Re: COVID-19 Vaccine News and Discussion Thread

That protectionism started because some country pillaged our entire N95 strategic stockpile when our healthcare workers needed them. Yes, putting restrictions on surplus medical supplies is draconian, but there is a reason. I believe Biden administration is looking into different ways to bypass tho...

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by LCDFlight
Wed Apr 21, 2021 12:39 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Derek Chauvin Trial Underway
Replies: 346
Views: 23209

Re: Derek Chauvin Trial Underway

Anyone who watched the trial - and it was an amazing trial to watch - could not honestly say they were surprised by this verdict. Indeed, the most surprising thing to me - after more than 30 years in law - was not the verdict, but the way in which the "code of silence" among law enforceme...

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by LCDFlight
Tue Apr 20, 2021 9:59 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Car dealership Seattle
Replies: 10
Views: 1119

Re: Car dealership Seattle

I would hit Craigslist. Probably focus on tech worker suburbs. They have dealer maintained cars and some of them randomly leave the country and sell their car in a day, just needing it gone fast. One of my coworkers did that last week in the Bay Area.

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by LCDFlight
Tue Apr 20, 2021 1:36 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Corporations Buying Up American Homes
Replies: 34
Views: 2408

Re: Corporations Buying Up American Homes

It's an area to watch. It has always been legal (IIRC) for corporate money to buy houses and rent them to people. This would have been legal 100 years ago, it was legal 50 years ago and it is legal now. There are many underlying forces. The main one I can see is the global consolidation of wealth ve...

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by LCDFlight
Mon Apr 19, 2021 6:07 pm
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: DIY 747 full motion simulator - any "trip reports" ?
Replies: 2
Views: 3413

Re: DIY 747 full motion simulator - any "trip reports" ?

So, I have toured a sim facility before. It seems that if you are _exceptionally_ handy, you could take a discarded full motion simulator and rewire / repower it with off the shelf PC hardware!

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by LCDFlight
Mon Apr 19, 2021 2:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United adding seatback IFE - AVOD to older narrow body aircraft
Replies: 181
Views: 31523

Re: United adding seatback IFE - AVOD to older narrow body aircraft

Just as with cars, PTV are very important to customer perceptions and customer experience. Plus, the technology is cheaper, better and more reliable than ever before. I will even point out PTV are a potential source of advertising revenue. Airline passengers are among the best demographics to adver...

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by LCDFlight
Sun Apr 18, 2021 6:59 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID, job fatigue, re-evaluation of life and career changes
Replies: 17
Views: 1603

Re: COVID, job fatigue, re-evaluation of life and career changes

There is no reason to let work politics upset you. Might it be that you were idealistic about the reality of technical work among humans? It is a game, which you now understand. I totally removed my expectations and feelings from my work. This freed up mental and emotional space. Reminds me of the ...

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by LCDFlight
Sun Apr 18, 2021 5:38 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID, job fatigue, re-evaluation of life and career changes
Replies: 17
Views: 1603

Re: COVID, job fatigue, re-evaluation of life and career changes

I normally don't like to post personal stuff like this but we've all been through a lot and I was wondering whether the lockdown and other job issues have forced anyone to reevaluate their lives. I've just been going through a bit of a rut lately. I'm thinking of going back for a doctorate in Aeros...

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by LCDFlight
Sun Apr 18, 2021 4:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United adding seatback IFE - AVOD to older narrow body aircraft
Replies: 181
Views: 31523

Re: United adding seatback IFE - AVOD to older narrow body aircraft

Just as with cars, PTV are very important to customer perceptions and customer experience. Plus, the technology is cheaper, better and more reliable than ever before. I will even point out PTV are a potential source of advertising revenue. Airline passengers are among the best demographics to advert...

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by LCDFlight
Sun Apr 18, 2021 2:50 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Opinion about elite universities like Caltech and MIT eliminating SAT admission test due to COVID?
Replies: 35
Views: 1819

Re: Opinion about elite universities like Caltech and MIT eliminating SAT admission test due to COVID?

Nobody is suggesting one doesn’t need aptitude. But the SAT is not an accurate single point predictor of that aptitude. The GRE just felt like a more adult SAT. The trick with the GRE mathematics section is more often than not choosing the answer that there isn’t enough information. I did very well...

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by LCDFlight
Sun Apr 18, 2021 2:17 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Opinion about elite universities like Caltech and MIT eliminating SAT admission test due to COVID?
Replies: 35
Views: 1819

Re: Opinion about elite universities like Caltech and MIT eliminating SAT admission test due to COVID?

The SATs do not test anything besides your ability to take the SATs. There is a reason there is a whole industry of prep classes, because you learn the tricks they use to lead you to the wrong answer. No one is saying don't have testing, but the SATs are a horrible indicator of a person's actual ca...

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by LCDFlight
Sat Apr 17, 2021 11:18 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Opinion about elite universities like Caltech and MIT eliminating SAT admission test due to COVID?
Replies: 35
Views: 1819

Re: Opinion about elite universities like Caltech and MIT eliminating SAT admission test due to COVID?

The Problem with the SAT and ACT is that there are ways to game it by teaching for the test, rather than teaching on broad knowledge and application. The Advanced Math is there to trick folks, and the Advanced Language skills are so focused that they barely have application anywhere else. I could h...

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by LCDFlight
Sat Apr 17, 2021 8:32 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Opinion about elite universities like Caltech and MIT eliminating SAT admission test due to COVID?
Replies: 35
Views: 1819

Re: Opinion about elite universities like Caltech and MIT eliminating SAT admission test due to COVID?

The Problem with the SAT and ACT is that there are ways to game it by teaching for the test, rather than teaching on broad knowledge and application. The Advanced Math is there to trick folks, and the Advanced Language skills are so focused that they barely have application anywhere else. I could h...

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by LCDFlight
Sat Apr 17, 2021 5:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA’s new MCO routes on 777s?
Replies: 5
Views: 3093

Re: AA’s new MCO routes on 777s?

Reports also say that a Boeing Stratocaster Jumbojet will be departing from Space Mountain. A new supersonic airplane will serve Tomorrowland very soon, once they certify the future airliner, which will offer passengers unparalleled luxury, said Mickey Mouse. Mouse is a talented engineer and spacema...

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by LCDFlight
Sat Apr 17, 2021 11:39 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Does the 747-8 have a useful purpose?
Replies: 19
Views: 3272

Re: Does the 747-8 have a useful purpose?

Boeing did not want to lose the prestige of "VLA maker" to Airbus. Boeing had gained much from the 747's image. You really can't put into words what the 747 meant. It was bigger than aviation, it was a global cultural symbol. With the 77W, Boeing already had the successor to the 747 figur...

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by LCDFlight
Fri Apr 16, 2021 5:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France Adds Denver
Replies: 84
Views: 14548

Re: Air France Adds Denver

How will passengers transfer onward? On Delta? What am I missing there.

I am thinking this is indeed to serve Denver affluent summer travel season to Europe or onward on AF. I was wrong about the Euro ski trip story because it is summer obviously.

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by LCDFlight
Fri Apr 16, 2021 2:11 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 49% of GOP men won't take vaccine
Replies: 119
Views: 9861

Re: 49% of GOP men won't take vaccine

The vaccines were approved on a schedule that does not, in any way, meet the standards typically used to approve drugs. The standards used here were lower. . Do you have proof of this? In the UK the vaccines were approved quicker because much of the checking stages were done during production rathe...

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by LCDFlight
Fri Apr 16, 2021 2:37 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Airline mergers; merging the seniority lists
Replies: 26
Views: 5719

Re: Airline mergers; merging the seniority lists

I'm curious to know why they have not adopted an industry-wide standard policy based on overall hours of PIC, SIC, turbine time, etc. Why should someone who's got 10k hours of experience get dinged if their carrier goes belly up? In most professions you can make lateral jumps if you've got the requ...

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by LCDFlight
Thu Apr 15, 2021 5:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France Adds Denver
Replies: 84
Views: 14548

Re: Air France Adds Denver

Denver's remarkable rise continues. Ski trips for Europeans, plus, Denver itself has big money like never before. Similar to Austin. Burgeoning ultra affluent segment. That is a weird statement, please explain to me why Europeans would go to Denver for skiing? This is like asking why someone on the...

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by LCDFlight
Thu Apr 15, 2021 2:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France Adds Denver
Replies: 84
Views: 14548

Re: Air France Adds Denver

Denver's remarkable rise continues.

Ski trips for Europeans, plus, Denver itself has big money like never before. Similar to Austin. Burgeoning ultra affluent segment.

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by LCDFlight
Thu Apr 15, 2021 12:56 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Shooting of Daunte Wright
Replies: 181
Views: 13189

Re: Shooting of Daunte Wright

In 2019, 9 unarmed black people and 19 unarmed white people were shot and killed by the police. This out of tens of millions of traffic stops that year. Simply put, black or white-your risk of being killed by a police officer on a traffic stop while doing nothing wrong are essentially as close to z...

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by LCDFlight
Thu Apr 15, 2021 12:22 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Shooting of Daunte Wright
Replies: 181
Views: 13189

Re: Shooting of Daunte Wright

Just like with climate change, it is important to look at science and evidence — not emotions — when dealing with public safety and policing questions. Police do kill people sometimes - approximately in the same ratio as there are felony convictions in the general population. The data I could find s...

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