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by LCDFlight
Thu Apr 15, 2021 2:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France Adds Denver
Replies: 84
Views: 14550

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: 13261

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: 13261

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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by LCDFlight
Wed Apr 14, 2021 7:40 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Are things once again heating up in Ukraine ?
Replies: 71
Views: 6619

Re: Are things once again heating up in the Ukraine ?

The problem is that Minsk agreement(s) contain several items that are interpreted differently by Russia and Ukraine. One of the most obvious is that Russia insists on Ukraine talking directly to the separatists. Given that they are completely controlled by Russia there is the only reason why Russia...

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by LCDFlight
Tue Apr 13, 2021 8:51 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Are things once again heating up in Ukraine ?
Replies: 71
Views: 6619

Re: Are things once again heating up in the Ukraine ?

The problem is that Minsk agreement(s) contain several items that are interpreted differently by Russia and Ukraine. One of the most obvious is that Russia insists on Ukraine talking directly to the separatists. Given that they are completely controlled by Russia there is the only reason why Russia...

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by LCDFlight
Tue Apr 13, 2021 1:05 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Your Bad Experiences with the Police
Replies: 112
Views: 7985

Re: Your Bad Experiences with the Police

A few years ago, one of the (temporary employee)? Security staff in AMS airport was having himself a little power trip. He was about 19-22 years old, but he seemed to be the supervisor of 30 people. Asking "Who told you to do that! Are you questioning me?" And obviously as a foreigner, you...

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by LCDFlight
Mon Apr 12, 2021 2:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JAC (Jackson Hole Airport, WY) to close April-June 2022
Replies: 62
Views: 13789

Re: JAC to close April-June 2022

BZN is fairly close. That would be my alternate. April to June is the shoulder/mud season. Better than Summer or Winter. Same issue with most Northern Areas... In the Adirondack Mountains of Upstate NY, April-June is shoulder/mud/blackfly season.... Definitely no man's land between Mother's day and ...

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by LCDFlight
Sun Apr 11, 2021 4:58 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What is everyone’s home internet speed?
Replies: 43
Views: 3250

Re: What is everyone’s home internet speed?

There are some WILD regional variations here. I am pretty shocked Sub-100mbps are still such a thing in some parts of the western world. I guess it’s a combination of geography demographics and the required investment in infrastructure. At the farm the nearest other house is 400m away and the excha...

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by LCDFlight
Sun Apr 11, 2021 4:35 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Affirmative Action in Airlines
Replies: 54
Views: 4744

Re: Affirmative Action in Airlines

Affirmative action, is that what would be called equal opportunities employment outside the US? No. I believe the closest parallels are the hiring practices in South Africa and India, which prioritize, or mandate, that particular groups be hired in particular ratios. But I would definitely let othe...

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by LCDFlight
Sun Apr 11, 2021 1:32 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Affirmative Action in Airlines
Replies: 54
Views: 4744

Re: Affirmative Action in Airlines

Affirmative action, is that what would be called equal opportunities employment outside the US? No. I believe the closest parallels are the hiring practices in South Africa and India, which prioritize, or mandate, that particular groups be hired in particular ratios. But I would definitely let othe...

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by LCDFlight
Sat Apr 10, 2021 6:48 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why not measure acceleration instead of using derated flat throttle percentage?
Replies: 15
Views: 2393

Re: Why not measure acceleration instead of using derated flat throttle percentage?

As Lukas757 says, it's too late at the runway. Even if you used an acceleration measuring system, you have to work out the performance parameters ahead of time anyway. It's all done before engine start, because you need to know what reduced thrust you enter, if you can do an intersection take-off, ...

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by LCDFlight
Sat Apr 10, 2021 1:47 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Are things once again heating up in Ukraine ?
Replies: 71
Views: 6619

Re: Are things once again heating up in the Ukraine ?

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-56678665 So if Ukraine launches a major offensive, then Russia would intervene. As long as Putin is in power I just don't see how this crisis can be resolved. Put simply, if Ukraine wants to defend its own sovereignty, Russia will attack. Typical Putin.. Exactl...

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by LCDFlight
Thu Apr 08, 2021 8:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates A380 fleet to stay for longer
Replies: 140
Views: 20215

Re: Emirates A380 fleet to stay for longer

Interesting. It would have been nice if they provided a link to the video and/or to a transcript. https://twitter.com/leehamnews/status/1379897594965413888?s=21 You can link from there. For me. I think that the A380 made Emirates in a lot of ways. The showers, the suites the bars etc. They could’ve...

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by LCDFlight
Thu Apr 08, 2021 5:27 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Derek Chauvin Trial Underway
Replies: 346
Views: 23252

Re: Derek Chauvin Trial Underway

Who cares? That is for a jury to decide. I sure don't know if the drugs in his system contributed to his physical condition's decline either; but it is for a jury to decide. Chauvin may be found guilty, of a lesser charge, but my opinion is it won't be for murder. I have been keeping up with the tr...

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by LCDFlight
Thu Apr 08, 2021 3:24 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 49% of GOP men won't take vaccine
Replies: 119
Views: 9872

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

The media in China know very well that you can't report facts. You have to ask the Party what the narrative is, then you write that. After so many years reading the Chinese media, it became easier to spot the US media doing exactly the same thing, which isn't journalism and isn't news. It is narrat...

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by LCDFlight
Thu Apr 08, 2021 2:06 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 49% of GOP men won't take vaccine
Replies: 119
Views: 9872

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

Those vaccines must be a communist plot! The virus is just a talking point hoax! Or does it *protect* us from a communist plot... :scratchchin: Are the Chinese interested in the vaccine? More importantly, what are/were the estimated infection rates in China? These are more important questions IMO b...

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by LCDFlight
Thu Apr 08, 2021 2:05 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 49% of GOP men won't take vaccine
Replies: 119
Views: 9872

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

Chemist wrote:
Those vaccines must be a communist plot! The virus is just a talking point hoax!


Or does it *protect* us from a communist plot... :scratchchin:

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by LCDFlight
Wed Apr 07, 2021 2:13 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Airport Neighbors Unhappier Than Ever About Noise, Despite Quieter Planes
Replies: 54
Views: 3234

Re: Airport Neighbors Unhappier Than Ever About Noise, Despite Quieter Planes

Generally, in the US, airports have been there longer than most or all local citizens. There is a simple option to eliminate airport noise, and that is to take personal responsibility not to visit (or certainly, to live in) cities that are near an airport. This is about taking responsibility for yo...

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by LCDFlight
Wed Apr 07, 2021 6:28 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Airport Neighbors Unhappier Than Ever About Noise, Despite Quieter Planes
Replies: 54
Views: 3234

Re: Airport Neighbors Unhappier Than Ever About Noise, Despite Quieter Planes

Generally, in the US, airports have been there longer than most or all local citizens. There is a simple option to eliminate airport noise, and that is to take personal responsibility not to visit (or certainly, to live in) cities that are near an airport. This is about taking responsibility for you...

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by LCDFlight
Wed Apr 07, 2021 5:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US Airline Booking Trends during COVID-19
Replies: 1974
Views: 267345

Re: US Airline Booking Trends during COVID-19

For large corporate travel, I see them delaying travel especially when bean counters see the amount of money that they have "saved". For smaller companies, like mine, that do not have name recognition, the way we introduce our products is through trade shows. How often have we done trade ...

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by LCDFlight
Wed Apr 07, 2021 12:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines .. 2,500 new pilot slots reserved for women or people of color
Replies: 48
Views: 6414

Re: United Airlines .. 2,500 new pilot slots reserved for women or people of color

I can’t speak for the article linked (didn’t read it) but did read another one that was more about their flight school acquisition and scholarship. They committed 1.2 million and Chase matched that. To CriticalPoint’s point, if the pilot isn’t going to make it, they’ll get washed out in training. N...

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by LCDFlight
Tue Apr 06, 2021 9:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines .. 2,500 new pilot slots reserved for women or people of color
Replies: 48
Views: 6414

Re: United Airlines .. 2,500 new pilot slots reserved for women or people of color

saying “they should only bring in the best candidate” is a low key negative implication that a company lowers hiring and qualification standards to bring in women or minorities, which I hope is never the case. Good for United for trying to diversify their pilot workgroup with qualified candidates. ...

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by LCDFlight
Tue Apr 06, 2021 7:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Exclusive- Airbus floating concept for A380 combi
Replies: 96
Views: 13095

Re: Exclusive- Airbus floating concept for A380 combi

The main reason this won’t work is the twin engine widebodies are already superb combi freighters. They can carry a giant amount of cargo. Without the downside risk of A380 combi program. The additional cargo an A380 could carry would not justify the exercise.

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by LCDFlight
Tue Apr 06, 2021 8:36 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Charles Barkley slams politicians: They 'divide and conquer' to keep power
Replies: 33
Views: 1843

Re: Charles Barkley slams politicians: They 'divide and conquer' to keep power

Greed, criminality and extreme narcissism are bad no matter if they are on the far right or the far left. I find that both the far right and far left attract these defective personalities. I don’t think the government should do much beyond the basics, maybe fund a basic healthcare system, nothing fa...

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by LCDFlight
Tue Apr 06, 2021 6:37 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Belgian police seizes 27.6 tonnes cocaine in 40 days.
Replies: 13
Views: 1596

Re: Belgian police seizes 27.6 tonnes cocaine in 40 days.

yea, you must be right....states and countries that enforce the death penalty have no drug dealers, importers or users. there are no murders or drug dealers in those states, right?....right? I would rephrase it as, countries with a significant use of death penalty for drug crimes have very few drug...

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by LCDFlight
Tue Apr 06, 2021 6:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JAL withdraws all P & W 777's.
Replies: 31
Views: 9582

Re: JAL withdraws all P & W 777's.

JAL's 77W are not youngsters but are immaculately maintained as one would expect from JAL. I mean, that's not really any great accolade, considering that the eldest 77Ws on the planet are only 17yrs-old. On my one JAL flight (NRT-PVG on 744 20 years ago) I was impressed the 744 has no squeaks or ra...

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by LCDFlight
Tue Apr 06, 2021 5:58 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Belgian police seizes 27.6 tonnes cocaine in 40 days.
Replies: 13
Views: 1596

Re: Belgian police seizes 27.6 tonnes cocaine in 40 days.

Cool. It would be good if the EU had a death penalty for this. Executions communicate a clear message to drug dealers. yea, you must be right....states and countries that enforce the death penalty have no drug dealers, importers or users. there are no murders or drug dealers in those states, right?...

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by LCDFlight
Mon Apr 05, 2021 10:07 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Charles Barkley slams politicians: They 'divide and conquer' to keep power
Replies: 33
Views: 1843

Re: Charles Barkley slams politicians: They 'divide and conquer' to keep power

Applause for his wise words. People as successful as Charles Barkley understand that adolescent nonsense gets you nowhere. To actually solve a problem, you have to take herd mentality out, filter out peer pressure, filter out noise.

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by LCDFlight
Mon Apr 05, 2021 10:02 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Belgian police seizes 27.6 tonnes cocaine in 40 days.
Replies: 13
Views: 1596

Re: Belgian police seizes 27.6 tonnes cocaine in 40 days.

Cool. It would be good if the EU had a death penalty for this. Executions communicate a clear message to drug dealers.

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by LCDFlight
Mon Apr 05, 2021 2:01 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: When specifying aircraft range?
Replies: 15
Views: 2263

Re: When specifying aircraft range?

On this forum, we have found the maximum practical range for many airliner models. This needs to be year round, bidirectional, full passenger load plus their bags. Usually, plus a little cargo. It's called the "longest scheduled route" of each aircraft type. This, basically, is what the OE...

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by LCDFlight
Sat Apr 03, 2021 12:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Plane used for gender reveal party crashes in Cancun
Replies: 40
Views: 9432

Re: Plane used for gender reveal party crashes in Cancun

I thought it said “gender reversal party.”

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by LCDFlight
Fri Apr 02, 2021 8:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Are Delta's 777LRs going to FedEx?
Replies: 69
Views: 14915

Re: Are Delta's 777LRs going to FedEx?

It would seem to me that if true, and given the low resale market on the pax -LRs, that this a way for FX to get 6 spare engines and 3 full sets of gear at market value with the added benefit of a full frame of spare parts tossed in for pennies on the dollar. Yes, FX has a large enough fleet of pri...

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by LCDFlight
Fri Apr 02, 2021 2:13 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What is everyone’s home internet speed?
Replies: 43
Views: 3250

Re: What is everyone’s home internet speed?

Standard Comcast internet 40-50$ per month, effectively 30 megabit download (4 megabyte). It’s fine. In my case a new WiFi router made a bigger difference than the bandwidth itself.

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by LCDFlight
Thu Apr 01, 2021 11:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA/UA Orders 25x 777-9 Each, Anticipate High Demand
Replies: 8
Views: 3651

Re: AA/UA Orders 25x 777-9 Each, Anticipate High Demand

Cool, it sounds like this is a commemoration of United CEO Kirby and AA CEO Parker’s close friendship. They made a wingtip order!

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by LCDFlight
Thu Apr 01, 2021 8:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Report: New Airline to Become World’s First “No-Cost” airline, despite “excessive” fees
Replies: 18
Views: 2910

Re: Report: New Airline to Become World’s First “No-Cost” airline, despite “excessive” fees

UALFAson wrote:
Well done! The subject line was realistic enough for me to click on it despite knowing today is April 1.

Also: the MBA graduate in me is like, hmmm, other than the route map, is this such an awful business plan?!?!?


Plus they invented the term “no-cost carrier” :rotfl:

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by LCDFlight
Thu Apr 01, 2021 7:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Report: New Airline to Become World’s First “No-Cost” airline, despite “excessive” fees
Replies: 18
Views: 2910

Re: Report: New Airline to Become World’s First “No-Cost” airline, despite “excessive” fees

Haha this is great because it really makes us think hey.... this could actually happen, there is no reason why not!

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by LCDFlight
Thu Apr 01, 2021 1:28 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 49% of GOP men won't take vaccine
Replies: 119
Views: 9872

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. There are unknowns. Knowledge is always a moving target. People who say drug studies are done perfectly are either lying or don’t understand sci...

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by LCDFlight
Wed Mar 31, 2021 6:53 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Uber eats driver killed by carjackers in DC
Replies: 68
Views: 4578

Re: Uber eats driver killed by carjackers in DC

Personally I think tax cuts and a clear, direct financial advantage to marriage are promising solutions. .. I've heard this argument long ago, It didn't hold water then, and it doesn't hold water now. If you look it up you will see income taxes have been trending down since the 1950's. Using your l...

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by LCDFlight
Wed Mar 31, 2021 1:40 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Derek Chauvin Trial Underway
Replies: 346
Views: 23252

Re: Derek Chauvin Trial Underway

How long was Chauvin kneeling on Floyd's neck? To all the people who think Floyd died of cardiac arrest or some heart condition I'd like to see how they would handle having a knee on their neck for that long. I'm sure no one would want to attempt that. Why? Mainly because it would be quite painful,...

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by LCDFlight
Wed Mar 31, 2021 1:13 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Ohio Town Trustee Goes Viral Condemning Anti-Asian Hate
Replies: 14
Views: 8182

Re: Ohio Town Trustee Goes Viral Condemning Anti-Asian Hate

Props to this man. I love that was strong enough to do that and say his piece. Is it a sign of hope? Progress?

He made life better for zillions of people right there. Awesome.

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by LCDFlight
Tue Mar 30, 2021 9:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Czech billionaire and four others die in Alaska helicopter crash
Replies: 52
Views: 7986

Re: Another billionaire dies in Alaska helicopter crash

Don’t think so. There’s way more private jet crashes than commercial 121. But at that rate it’s gonna be up to the invidual company/flight department to see how tight of a ship they want to run. You need to drop your prejudices—3,000 plus G550, 650, 500 and 600s, Globals, CL300s, Falcons have been ...

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by LCDFlight
Tue Mar 30, 2021 2:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Czech billionaire and four others die in Alaska helicopter crash
Replies: 52
Views: 7986

Re: Another billionaire dies in Alaska helicopter crash

(and both GA and helicopters are much less safe than airliners) True, but as GA and helicopter operations vary greatly, an invalid comparison. The cheap charter outfit or a new PPL trying to fly at night, yes; the large private jets have now gone decades without a fatal hull loss. Yes, maybe there ...

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by LCDFlight
Tue Mar 30, 2021 1:26 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Derek Chauvin Trial Underway
Replies: 346
Views: 23252

Re: Derek Chauvin Trial Underway

If it is done according to the evidence, the first autopsy introduces reasonable doubt as to the cause of death. (Reasonable doubt to a layperson, as the autopsy listed at least three lethal conditions - advanced heart disease, drug overdose, compression). This will be almost entirely a medical tri...

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by LCDFlight
Tue Mar 30, 2021 1:22 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Derek Chauvin Trial Underway
Replies: 346
Views: 23252

Re: Derek Chauvin Trial Underway

If it is done according to the evidence, the first autopsy introduces reasonable doubt as to the cause of death. (Reasonable doubt to a layperson, as the autopsy listed at least three lethal conditions - advanced heart disease, drug overdose, compression). This will be almost entirely a medical tria...

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by LCDFlight
Mon Mar 29, 2021 4:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why does American Airlines use PHL as their main East Coast hub instead of JFK?
Replies: 129
Views: 20326

Re: Why do American Airlines use PHL as their main East Coast hub instead of JFK?

Most of the points were already mentioned. PHL is a good captive hub similar to DTW or MSP, or EWR in some ways. It mostly has what they have. It has an organic, fully owned network and a good local O&D (comparisons to dual hub places like Denver or NYC are irrelevant). The financials have alway...

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by LCDFlight
Mon Mar 29, 2021 3:30 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Uber eats driver killed by carjackers in DC
Replies: 68
Views: 4578

Re: Uber eats driver killed by carjackers in DC

And the way to prevent violence is... admitting that the public policies in SW Washington DC or South Side Chicago are totally unsuccessful and must end? What did you have in mind? Personally I think tax cuts and a clear, direct financial advantage to marriage are promising solutions. Rewarding hav...

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by LCDFlight
Mon Mar 29, 2021 12:53 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Uber eats driver killed by carjackers in DC
Replies: 68
Views: 4578

Re: Uber eats driver killed by carjackers in DC

Aaron 747, your tagline is from a good song...

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by LCDFlight
Sun Mar 28, 2021 10:20 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Uber eats driver killed by carjackers in DC
Replies: 68
Views: 4578

Re: Uber eats driver killed by carjackers in DC

I think prisons have gotten a bad name. Prison is an ideal place for violent young men and women, until they no longer have violent urges, or until the end of their natural lives. Why can’t the community agree on zero tolerance for violent crimes? We can afford to incarcerate all violent adults and...

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by LCDFlight
Sun Mar 28, 2021 8:19 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Uber eats driver killed by carjackers in DC
Replies: 68
Views: 4578

Re: Uber eats driver killed by carjackers in DC

I think prisons have gotten a bad name. Prison is an ideal place for violent young men and women, until they no longer have violent urges, or until the end of their natural lives. Why can’t the community agree on zero tolerance for violent crimes? We can afford to incarcerate all violent adults and ...

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