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by NWAESC
Mon Mar 08, 2021 2:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Fleet/Network Thread - 2021
Replies: 1695
Views: 204273

Re: Southwest Announces BLI, EUG, MYR

For me this is an interesting dynamic in the markets like EUG that aren't big tourist destinations. From a network perspective, WN ex-EUG will be a lot closer to a legacy than to G4 (good luck flying EUG-CHI, NYC, or ATL on G4). I'm not sure that sort of market is large enough for WN and G4 to coex...

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by NWAESC
Sat Mar 06, 2021 10:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta MEC Letter
Replies: 47
Views: 7999

Re: Delta MEC Letter

+1 There are 8 levels of mgmt. between me and the C-Suite. For a company that prides itself on "flexibility," that's a lot of layers. Regarding the idea of retention: It's worth noting that for months, the company told employees that separating from the company was the single biggest thing...

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by NWAESC
Sat Mar 06, 2021 3:07 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Mask Mandate in Texas Lifted
Replies: 145
Views: 6019

Re: Mask Mandate in Texas Lifted

Masks are not political at all in Taiwan - probably why they were able to fully reopen last summer. :sarcastic: The only people making masks political are those who didn't pass high school biology. Instead of making wild assumptions, why don't you simply ask a medical professional why masks may be ...

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by NWAESC
Sat Mar 06, 2021 2:47 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Texas Gov. Abbott's new bill prohibits social media companies from censoring viewpoints
Replies: 148
Views: 5599

Re: Texas Gov. Abbott's new bill prohibits social media companies from censoring viewpoints

Man, imagine a world where conservatives didn't constantly play the victim or traffic in performative outrage!

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by NWAESC
Sat Mar 06, 2021 2:45 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Mask Mandate in Texas Lifted
Replies: 145
Views: 6019

Re: Mask Mandate in Texas Lifted

AirWorthy99 wrote:
Wow, was I ever so wrong.


You still are. (shrugs)

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by NWAESC
Sat Mar 06, 2021 2:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta MEC Letter
Replies: 47
Views: 7999

Re: Delta MEC Letter

I can tell you with 100% certainty that Grade 9 in TechOps did not get a payout. The payouts were to grades 7-8-10-11-12 and above. Grade 9 has historically been an outlier and not included in MIP because it is tied to the AMT pay scale. This was done because there would be little incentive to adva...

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by NWAESC
Sat Mar 06, 2021 2:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta MEC Letter
Replies: 47
Views: 7999

Re: Delta MEC Letter

OSMs are grade 7S. This program addresses Grade 8 and up.

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by NWAESC
Sat Mar 06, 2021 1:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta MEC Letter
Replies: 47
Views: 7999

Re: Delta MEC Letter

B757Forever wrote:
Allow me to add some clarification. I was speaking mainly about the lower-level managers (baggage supervisors, ramp supervisors etc) who went to work every day of the pandemic and worked harder than ever before.


The people listed above aren't getting these bonuses.

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by NWAESC
Wed Mar 03, 2021 1:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 3/2/2021:AA+ORD-BIL/FAT/GEG/ONT/SBA; B6+BOI,LGADEN,EWR-ACK/ANU/BQN/MVY/POP/SEA/STT/UVF; DL+CNY/DRO/LNK
Replies: 51
Views: 13522

Re: OAG Changes 3/2/2021:AA+ORD-BIL/FAT/GEG/ONT/SBA; B6+BOI,LGA,DEN,EWR-ACK/ANU/BQN/MVY/POP/SEA/STT/UVF; DL+CNY/DRO/LNK

**DL LNK-MSP MAY 0>0.4[3] JUN 0>2[1.5] JUL 0>2[1.0] AUG 0>2[0] SEP 0>2[0] OCT 0>2[0] NOV 0>2[0] DEC 0>2[0]


It's nice to see points being added back into the network.

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by NWAESC
Wed Mar 03, 2021 1:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: F9 Deicing Incident Nashville (BNA)
Replies: 149
Views: 20976

Re: F9 Deicing Incident Nashville (BNA)

Holy cow. That quite literally could have resulted in the airplane crashing. If true, that almost requires some criminal charges to the deicing crew who released that airplane in that condition. That's not fudging the bag count by 1 bag, that is downright scary. I'd say it definitely requires charg...

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by NWAESC
Wed Mar 03, 2021 12:52 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Mask Mandate in Texas Lifted
Replies: 145
Views: 6019

Re: Mask Mandate in Texas Lifted

When it comes to the "health experts" and their ultra-cautious approach you'll be waiting forever to get the go head to get back to normal. Folks like Fauci keep moving the goal posts (he's now saying we'll need to wear masks through 2022). Part of that is driven by our complete inability...

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by NWAESC
Mon Mar 01, 2021 4:48 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Debate over Changing Name of Minnesota Suburb
Replies: 46
Views: 2658

Re: Debate over Changing Name of Minnesota Suburb

"Trash Panda Town" has a nice ring to it.

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by NWAESC
Mon Feb 22, 2021 11:30 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What happened to ATA Airlines?
Replies: 39
Views: 5383

Re: What happened to ATA Airlines?

Google and Wikipedia are your friend: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ATA_Airlines What would we all do without such helpful comments? The poster opens an aviation related topic about a fairly obscure airline, this forum is and always has been probably the most comprehensive source of information for...

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by NWAESC
Mon Feb 22, 2021 2:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Wyoming Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 27
Views: 3163

Re: Wyoming Aviation Thread - 2021

I'm honestly a little surprised to see this. I would've thought* YV would've at least kept 1-2 flights into FMN.

*Not based on any kind of economic reasoning or empirical evidence. Just my .02 as an ex-YV employee

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by NWAESC
Mon Feb 22, 2021 2:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta vs. Alaska During Seattle Snow
Replies: 62
Views: 8635

Re: Delta vs. Alaska During Seattle Snow

As noted in the article, Delta will often send volunteer "go teams" (for lack of a better term) to stations they know are going to be his with extreme weather or other operational hurdles.

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by NWAESC
Sat Feb 20, 2021 1:51 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What happened to ATA Airlines?
Replies: 39
Views: 5383

Re: What happened to ATA Airlines?

TTailedTiger wrote:
Was their L-1011 just used for troop transports? I can't imagine it being able to use MDW.


As noted earlier, lots of charters. Sports charters, package tours, you name it. I worked their L10's a couple of times, sending fans to the Rose Bowl.

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by NWAESC
Fri Feb 19, 2021 10:48 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: User's rides
Replies: 83
Views: 4169

Re: User's rides

2007 Subaru Outback.

I know what the ladies like.

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by NWAESC
Mon Feb 15, 2021 8:43 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Do ground vehicles in airports run on jet fuel or regular diesel?
Replies: 31
Views: 3802

Re: Do ground vehicles in airports run on jet fuel or regular diesel?

Our tugs & belts run on gasoline. Other equipment--pushbacks, ground power units, A/C carts, and air starts--takes diesel.

We used to put Jet A in the back engines of our deice trucks, but now just use diesel.

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by NWAESC
Mon Feb 15, 2021 8:37 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Debate over Changing Name of Minnesota Suburb
Replies: 46
Views: 2658

Re: Debate over Changing Name of Minnesota Suburb

Interesting list of renamed places in the U.S. per Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_renamed_places_in_the_United_States Though I don't see an entry for Tysons, Virginia, formerly known as Tyson's Corner in NOVA. I still (and will continue to) refer it as Tyson's Corner. I didn't rea...

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by NWAESC
Sun Feb 07, 2021 5:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aviation sector unpaid leaves and layoffs thread
Replies: 1500
Views: 46846

Re: Aviation sector unpaid leaves and layoffs thread

We're a fractured-and unrepresented- bunch. Representation is more than just upholding a contract.

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by NWAESC
Sun Feb 07, 2021 4:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aviation sector unpaid leaves and layoffs thread
Replies: 1500
Views: 46846

Re: AA Warns of 13,000 Layoffs April 1, Will Union Emps Early-Outs, Union Says FA’s Taking Biggest Hit

Boof02671 wrote:
...And AA isn’t strong in NYC area.


They used to be. All the more reason why I'm surprised we haven't heard more outcry.

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by NWAESC
Sun Feb 07, 2021 4:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta to end Ready Reserve in July 2021
Replies: 40
Views: 11915

Re: Delta to end Ready Reserve in July 2021

RDU and AUS are the only adds for ramp post-merger. FNT was mainline, but is currently closed (likely for good?). There are a total of 44 stations staffed with mainline ramp employees. Some color for those wondering about RR and what this may mean come July: 1. There isn't FT & PT at DL the way ...

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by NWAESC
Sun Feb 07, 2021 4:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aviation sector unpaid leaves and layoffs thread
Replies: 1500
Views: 46846

Re: AA Warns of 13,000 Layoffs April 1, Will Union Emps Early-Outs, Union Says FA’s Taking Biggest Hit

I wonder how AA employees are not more upset about their partnership with B6, they're moving a lot of flying to a lower cost mostly non union competitor. How is this not a flashpoint for AA's Unions in light of layoff notices being issued to their members? I've been wondering that too. Outsourcing ...

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by NWAESC
Sat Jan 30, 2021 2:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 4Q20 $/ops comparisons AA/DL/UA/WN/AS/B6
Replies: 29
Views: 6756

Re: 4Q20 $/ops comparisons AA/DL/UA/WN/AS/B6

Delta definitely seems to be doing well based on these numbers. I’ve seen a lot of posts on Deltas Facebook, about people spending more money to fly on Delta because of them blocking middle seats. And the great service. These are such challenging times. I believe it, but sure hope it's more than ju...

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by NWAESC
Thu Jan 28, 2021 11:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 4Q20 $/ops comparisons AA/DL/UA/WN/AS/B6
Replies: 29
Views: 6756

Re: 4Q20 $/ops comparisons AA/DL/UA/WN/AS/B6

Just want to add my name to the “thanks for doing this!” list. I appreciate you putting this all together.

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by NWAESC
Thu Jan 14, 2021 2:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta to end Ready Reserve in July 2021
Replies: 40
Views: 11915

Re: Delta to end Ready Reserve in July 2021

This is all very fascinating, I'm not sure how I feel about Ready Reserve United never had a program like this and we didn't have people moving around to make full time instead we have people moving around to line stations as they get closer to retirement. I started at United temporary full time at...

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by NWAESC
Wed Nov 18, 2020 12:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AMFA looks to oust AA mechanics union
Replies: 68
Views: 9128

Re: AMFA looks oust AA mechanics union

NWAROOSTER wrote:
Before 2005 Richard Anderson had resigned and went to head United Health as to not dirty his name. His had picked successor John Dasburg took the ground work which was to bust AMFA.


Small point of correction.

CEO's in order:

    Dasburg
    Anderson
    Steenland

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by NWAESC
Wed Nov 18, 2020 11:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 11/17/2020:DL Guts JAN/FEB;UA Adds DEN-ECP/VPS/PNS/PBI/SRQ,JFK;LA BOG-MIA;CX Ends EWR/IAD/SEA
Replies: 62
Views: 11252

Re: OAG Changes 11/17/2020:DL Guts JAN/FEB;UA Adds DEN-ECP/VPS/PNS/PBI/SRQ,JFK;LA BOG-MIA;CX Ends EWR/IAD/SEA

Is anyone surprised by any of this in the covid-era of about 30-40% of normal passengers with almost no TPAC or TATL traffic and business traffic down 85%. Lets keep things in perspective here. Its more or less status quo. No one should be surprised-it's absolutely status quo. But this is A.Net, so...

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by NWAESC
Wed Nov 11, 2020 11:43 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Vaccine News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1815
Views: 114567

Re: A COVID-19 vaccine candidate works!

Folks, there is an end in sight. The pandemic is going to end. It's going to end soon because we put together a massive effort and we used science to create a vaccine. The vaccine is going to work. We are going to win. Amen. Science (and fighting for the Common Good) always win. Thank you for this ...

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by NWAESC
Mon Nov 02, 2020 12:39 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Question about ground personnel
Replies: 18
Views: 1748

Re: Question about ground personnel

Trimeresurus wrote:
How did you decide to and become one if that's not too personal?


I liked airplanes, and needed a job. I saw an ad for a ground handler that was hiring, and got my foot in the door. Left there for a regional airline, and from there went to a mainline carrier. The rest as they say is history.

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by NWAESC
Sat Oct 31, 2020 4:49 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Question about ground personnel
Replies: 18
Views: 1748

Re: Question about ground personnel

I'm a ramp agent in the US. At my airline, we do pretty much everything but fix, fuel, or fly them.

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by NWAESC
Sat Oct 31, 2020 4:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta CFO leaves for GM
Replies: 33
Views: 8263

Re: Delta CFO leaves for GM

Met him in my first week at DL when I was a mere Sr. Analyst in pricing. Incredibly nice person - always would say hello to me in the cafeteria. Brilliant man as well - I think he would have had a great chance to be the next CEO at Delta. He was well respected internally in the airline as well as i...

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by NWAESC
Fri Oct 30, 2020 11:06 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Did Northwest ever fly to Kuala Lumpur or Jakarta?
Replies: 5
Views: 894

Re: Did Northwest ever fly to Kuala Lumpur or Jakarta?

KUL for sure. It was less-than-daily from KIX, and didn't last very long. I think it might've been scrubbed in '00-'01?

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by NWAESC
Fri Oct 30, 2020 11:02 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: US Presidential Election Swing State Predictions
Replies: 122
Views: 6886

Re: US Presidential Election Swing State Predictions

FWIW, Biden is polling at 64% with early voters in WI.

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by NWAESC
Thu Oct 29, 2020 9:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines - $ labor productivity leader for US 6
Replies: 17
Views: 2915

Re: Alaska Airlines - $ labor productivity leader for US 6

Interesting data! Thanks for taking the time to put it all together.

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by NWAESC
Wed Oct 21, 2020 1:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 591
Views: 87441

Re: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2020

Interesting! I'll be curious to see how this route performs for 'em.

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by NWAESC
Wed Oct 21, 2020 1:50 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Have you voted in the US Election yet?
Replies: 47
Views: 2621

Re: Have you voted in the US Election yet?

Early in-person this morning (10/20). 0930, and the line was already out the door. Clerks did well to keep the line moving. Took about 20 minutes total.

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by NWAESC
Mon Oct 19, 2020 11:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Anyone have the story of a jumbo landing emergency and seats had to be removed to get plane out?
Replies: 61
Views: 12478

Re: Anyone have the story of a jumbo landing emergency and seats had to be removed to get plane out?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vRMd62MmePI
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Not a widebody per se, but a United DC-8 accidentally landed at Troutdale (TTD) instead of PDX. I believe they had to strip it to get it light enough for takeoff.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vRMd62MmePI

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by NWAESC
Wed Oct 14, 2020 2:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 591
Views: 87441

Re: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2020

All valid points. I don't miss driving I-5. At all.

Let me rephrase:

"Driving to EUG can be easier comparatively than driving to RDM."

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by NWAESC
Wed Oct 14, 2020 12:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta 2020 Q3 earnings thread
Replies: 78
Views: 11115

Re: DL 2020 Q3 earnings thread

Don't take this as negative post I'm not coming after Delta, in fact it has proven to be a very smart move. It has allowed Delta to avoid furloughs (should they come to an agreement with their pilots) and Delta has left over CARES act funds to help get them through the reminder of 2020. The only qu...

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by NWAESC
Wed Oct 14, 2020 12:31 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: AZ saw a 75% drop in COVID cases after many areas enacted mask mandates
Replies: 20
Views: 1248

Re: AZ saw a 75% drop in COVID cases after many areas enacted mask mandates

CitizenJustin wrote:
Refusing to wear a mask isn’t about freedom. It’s weakness and a sign of people who lack the stoicism to endure a pandemic and the fortitude to confront the virus head on.


100% This.

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by NWAESC
Wed Oct 14, 2020 12:29 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: AZ saw a 75% drop in COVID cases after many areas enacted mask mandates
Replies: 20
Views: 1248

Re: AZ saw a 75% drop in COVID cases after many areas enacted mask mandates

Did you just miss the part about closing bars, pubs, theatres, cinemas and restricting dine-in? It might be just me, but I'm not exactly sure how you re-open society by closing society. :rotfl: That's the first elephant in the room. The next here is how on earth you got that the 75% drop can be sol...

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by NWAESC
Wed Oct 14, 2020 12:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: American Airlines Business & Finance Discussion
Replies: 597
Views: 113341

Re: Updated: American Airlines Business & Finance Discussion

Italianflyer wrote:
Is Suzanne Boda still at AAG? They made quite the team at NWA :(


I believe she recently retired.

I'm sure I'm in the minority, but I always kinda liked her- she had a penchant for making managers sweat that you had to respect.

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by NWAESC
Wed Oct 14, 2020 12:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 591
Views: 87441

Re: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2020

[. I noticed QX still has not re-started PDX-EUG, what do you think 4B might do with that, if anything? It's an easy drive vs the drive to RDM. Not sure if you were asking me, but I would think that PDXEUG would be worth it just for the volume alone? To be sure, it's an easy drive, but it's still j...

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by NWAESC
Thu Oct 08, 2020 9:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: American Airlines Business & Finance Discussion
Replies: 597
Views: 113341

Doug Steenland to join B.O.D. at American

Former NW CEO DOug Steenland is set to join AA's board. http://news.aa.com/news/news-details/2020/American-Airlines-Names-Douglas-M-Steenland-to-its-Board-of-Directors-CORP-EXEC-10/?utm_source=News_Alert&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Newsroom_Alerts I'd like to think people can change, but I...

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by NWAESC
Wed Oct 07, 2020 11:58 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Would it be cheaper for the US to just test everyone in the country and quarantine the + people for 3 weeks
Replies: 59
Views: 2589

Re: Would it be cheaper for the US to just test everyone in the country and quarantine the + people for 3 weeks

frmrCapCadet wrote:
Quick cheap tests, contact tracing, plus masks and limited quarantine could end the pandemic in a month.


+1

That plan tries to apply science and common sense to an increasingly irrational nation, though...

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by NWAESC
Wed Oct 07, 2020 11:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 591
Views: 87441

Re: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2020

I could see several cities that are potential contenders: YKM, LMT, CEC are all a long drive in the winter from PDX, you will reach 4,000 foot passes or the gorge. Then cities like ONP, OTH, AST, OLM that are more easily driven, I don't have any traffic data, but of those cities I would think LMT c...

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by NWAESC
Wed Oct 07, 2020 11:51 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Would it be cheaper for the US to just test everyone in the country and quarantine the + people for 3 weeks
Replies: 59
Views: 2589

Re: Would it be cheaper for the US to just test everyone in the country and quarantine the + people for 3 weeks

Like the title says. Apparently, a rapid test is only 5 bucks... Why not just test everyone, and then reopen fully? Interestingly enough, this was what Farid Zakaria said in March, but nobody listened to him because it was all about the market. Now the problem is infinitely bigger, but it still see...

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by NWAESC
Wed Oct 07, 2020 11:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 10/6/2020:UPHEAVAL;B6 Suspends SJC/ONT/BUR,Closes ORH/SWF?;NK Adds CAP;UA Adds JST/VCT;WN Adds Many Routes
Replies: 62
Views: 10672

Re: OAG Changes 10/6/2020:UPHEAVAL;B6 Suspends SJC/ONT/BUR,Closes ORH/SWF?;NK Adds CAP;UA Adds JST/VCT;WN Adds Many Rout

rajincajun01 wrote:
It’s not on here but SY has discontinued most of its MSN routes. Down to MSN-MCO/RSW/MSP/SEA.


When do those (re)start? As far as I know, SY isn't operating scheduled flights out of MSN at all right now.

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