One point of the circle is that you have 35 runways available - of course you don't choose the one with turbulence before TD. Even If the runway should cause turbulence ( and it never would since building it to produce turbulence would be kinda stupid just like putting a hangar next to a straight r...Jump to post
QF46 wrote:This is timely, from EK: https://youtu.be/as6ZEuo0IrE
OH Man right on! I can't wait to see the sudden and massive orders from AA, DL, UA for 747-8 and A-380 to cash in on the huge influx of new passengers from the ME! Wait DL can probably pick up some good deals on A-380's from EK (do I really have to add the sarcasm tag?) O&D traffic between the ...Jump to post
Will it be manned with enough people to have 17 check points open at all times? Even if they don't, it'll still save some time due to the setup of the lanes. It's nice to have this sort of thing finally showing up in the US after being commonplace in lots of other places in the world for the better...Jump to post
avherald has put up a notice that it's a disaster in making: http://avherald.com/h?article=4a67fce7&opt=0 As usual with Avherald, take conclusions with a large grain of salt. It's not a disaster in the making. Lithium batteries in electronic devices don't present the same sort of risk as bundle...Jump to post
To clarify, by extreme crosswinds, I meant the gustiness associated with that type situation...gusts which can be random in direction and not always follow the prevailing wind direction...delicate managing those with a gently turning runway... And let's complicate things by adding in a mechanical t...Jump to post
This design is *better* in extreme crosswinds than current airports. It uses *less land* than current airports. It isn't, and it doesn't. Take ATL as an example. Even if you take away the 5th runway, you can still get more capacity from the four remaining ones than you could get from a single circu...Jump to post
If there were perceived to be failings in security or heightened risks then you would apply restrictions to all passengers originating at those airports; more generally you'd apply your restrictions to one airport or all airports within a specific country, you would not apply them only to passenger...Jump to post
ExDubai wrote:angelopga wrote:What about flights from US to those "banned" airports? Can laptops and tablets carried in cabin?
Only if you fly with an US carrier. Good luck
I have about 0 sympathy for people who aren't comfortable in first class. Seriously get over yourself. When people pay the premium that they do for first class, they are absolutely entitled to expect a certain level of comfort. It's not like they paid Y fares but got upgraded. And the airline certa...Jump to post
The only other explanation is that US might think that the security at these airports is either compromised or don't have means to do proper screening to identify the suspicious objects. If the terrorists go through, say Europe, it feels they will do a better job of stopping the terrorists. If this...Jump to post
Adam Schiff, ranking member of the House Intelligence Committee (so not someone likely to fall in line if this were something concocted by Trump for no reason) has also put out a statement in support of the ban. So take that for what it's worth. https://twitter.com/jessicaschulb/status/8441840712406...Jump to post
As much as I favor his testimony, it still says a lot that he felt the need to comment on Clinton's emails and not Russian meddling and possible collusion with the Trump campaign. Yeah, it says that the investigation into her emails is pretty much done and finished, and that the investigation into ...Jump to post
I don't see how this does anything but reduce capacity in high winds. You'd be basically down to the capacity of one runway while taking up the sort of space in which you could fit three or four conventional runways. Dealing with wake turbulence would also be quite difficult with all the crossing fl...Jump to post
And this KJFK 141351Z 04028G42KT 2SM R04R/4500V6000FT PL BR OVC011 01/M01 A2951 RMK AO2 PK WND 04042/1344 LTG DSNT W RAE13 PRESFR SLP994 P0025 T00061006 Really isnt flyable under normal circumstances That's quite flyable, actually, if you can run your de-icing operation well enough and keep the run...Jump to post
That however comes at a perfect time to distract everyone from Trumps lies and problems. Putin takes good care of his puppets. Yup. If there was ever doubt that the Russian government and Wikileaks are partners, this should put that nicely to bed. Trying to spread doubt in this manner, especially g...Jump to post
It's very clear that there was wiretapping of members of Trumps campaign, and it's very clear that Obamas administration, at a minimum, requested FISA permission to Target Trump personally, while he was a candidate. No it is not. The FBI might have done it if they thought there was reason to. If th...Jump to post
This is a link from the New York Times claiming that government intel sources have transcripts of calls by General Flynn during the Trump campaign. https://mobile.nytimes.com/2017/02/09/us/flynn-is-said-to-have-talked-to-russians-about-sanctions-before-trump-took-office.html?referer=https://mobile-...Jump to post
TWA772LR wrote:salttee wrote:Tbh, I didn't read the article. Just the title of the thread, and I for some reason instantly thought of a Jackass-esque show.
So, it is clear that if President Trump's allegations of being bugged by the Obama administration prove false, then yes he will lose some face, but it will also mean that all of the claims of Russian interference and Trumps collusion with them in the election by Hillary, the DNC, all democrats, and...Jump to post
There are reports on TWITTER (not really reliable)...that some Dems didn't stand during tribute to that Navy Seal. I just watced the television replay, I didn't see anything Debbie whats-her-face is one they were pointing out. Anyone else see this? They are not true. Someone just took a photo of DW...Jump to post
It was easily his best speech, but that's a low bar to clear. His response to anti-semitism was limited to a throwaway "let's get this out of the way" line. He made lots of vague proposals of things he'd like to do - he'd like to have better infrastructure, he'd like to have healthcare tha...Jump to post
My whole point is that apparently money is more important than country. If that's his standpoint, why is that a problem? If he doesn't want to go into public service because he'd rather keep his money, that's his call to make and I won't begrudge him for it. It does speak to Trump's ability to &quo...Jump to post
It seems that they want to ban people who they disagree with from the press briefings. No, this is actually more specific than that. Who got kicked out of the press gaggle? Buzzfeed, the NY Times, the Washington Post, Politico, and CNN. Buzzfeed put out the Steele dossier. The NY Times has reported...Jump to post
So who is the left wing equivalent of him? Jon Stewart, John Oliver, Stephen Colbert, Bil Maher, etc. Heck, the entire late night TV line-up. Amazing that people who get their news from comedians feel so outraged when someone on the right does the same. Bullshit. Those people aren't cruel toward me...Jump to post
Because people keep paying attention to him. If they stop doing that, he'll cease to be relevant. I know it's anecdotal: but even my staunchest Rightwing acquaintances think he's a freak. Yet he was going to be the keynote speaker at CPAC until he finally crossed the line by suggesting that "in...Jump to post
And now a government solution to a government-caused problem. A fee (or tax) on all taxis too/from airports to get a better taxi dispatch system. Guess you better take the train to LGA ...Oh wait! No such train exists! http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/port-authority-proposing-taxi-fee-trips-nyc-...Jump to post
Maybe you can tell your fellow travelers to dial down on the "Rape Melania" rhetoric? Funny, I haven't heard that rhetoric, and I know a lot of anti-Trump people. One exception: there were a few times I heard it right after the election from some nutcases, and I in fact did tell those peo...Jump to post
As for Melania, people need to get it into their thick skulls that the "job" of the First Lady is one and only one - to be married to the President. It is not to try to interfere with school lunches or whatever else pet cause they may have, so if they prefer to just be at home and take ca...Jump to post
Who cares about national security anyway? The real story here is that Trump has doubled Mar-a-Lago membership fees. The president's frequent visits to the 'Winter White House' have opened up opportunities for guests to rub shoulders with him and his diplomatic guests. What this means is that US tax...Jump to post
planeophilic wrote:So what role did Obama play?
As the C-in-C who ordered the attack, then sat back and let the pros take over.
Which is exactly the same thing he did not do during Benghazi.
Donald Trump is simply the equivalent of a wooden shoe that we have thrown into the machinery of a corrupt and bankrupt system where the politicians get rich and the press is complicit. Your 'wooden shoe' is spending taxpayer money on yet another weekend in Florida so that he can make more money of...Jump to post
einsteinboricua wrote:Is Mar-A-Lago scrubbed clean (no bugs anywhere)? Is the personnel there cleared?
And to think that Republicans were flipping out because Hillary threw out an ultimately meaningless number about nuclear response time during a debate. Meanwhile, their appointed savior conducts high-level diplomatic discussions involving classified information in full view of members of the public ...Jump to post
This is one of the things his voters put him into office for, though - to enact the promises he made as a candidate, and to do so quickly. He's simply carrying out what he promised to do. I think the fact that not only is he following through, but doing so quickly, is what's astonishing to those on...Jump to post
This was always going to happen. The moment Yates took the stand she did, she was pretty much asking Trump to fire her. And he did. Shouldn't be surprising. What is surprising is how quickly it was done. Trump had to know what the optics of this would be, he could have summoned her to the White Hous...Jump to post
Just consider this for a moment: The CIA told the President of the United States in t the "credible enough" report that the executive vice president of the Trump Organizations and special counsel to Trump himself, traveled to Prague to meet with Russian officials in August. It also claime...Jump to post
The list of countries in the ban was made a year or so ago by the Obama administration, and is based on whether there are resources in that country that can provide a reasonably trustworthy verification of a person's identity. This is not true. The list of countries had nothing to do with the resou...Jump to post
when the CIA included unverified opposition research from the Rubio and Clinton campaigns in a national security briefing to President Obama and the 8 leading Senators and Congress people for national security, that contained explosive and unproven allegations of very unseemly activities by the the...Jump to post
I landed at JFK in the early afternoon and the protest there had already started, with probably a couple hundred or so people outside T4 near the parking garage. I decided to join them, and ended up staying for a couple of hours, and in that time the crowd grew quite a bit despite the fact that it w...Jump to post
We're way past 9/11 hijackers. What we don't want are the kind of things that have happened in France, Belgium, Germany, etc. Then we're doing pretty damn well, because we're not having those things. Most of that can be attributed to the fact that we're actually pretty good at integrating immigrant...Jump to post
Not quite sure about all the facts here, as this thread is a bit confusing (so far seems to be mostly people who do not actually live in South Dakota insulting each other, and South Dakotans), but in principle I don't see an issue with refusing to pass a law until further judicial review, even if i...Jump to post
It takes a special level of classlessness to get up in front of the CIA's memorial wall and ramble about how many people in the CIA voted for you, how smart you are, how many people actually came to your inauguration, and how many times you were on the cover of Time magazine. That sort of classlessn...Jump to post
Sorry, while the GOP has done some of that too, it doesn't hold a candle to what the left does. Look at some of the Meltdowns on Youtube after Trump's win, snowflakes crying that "we're all going to die", "we have to escape", And all the BS about Trump being fascist, KKK, deport...Jump to post
A foreign government picked a side in our election, engaged in information theft, and then ran a disinformation campaign that selectively released stories to suit their agenda and used misleading headlines and analysis to make people think there was more in the emails than was actually there. That'...Jump to post
Russia is just a convenient excuse. I think this will be standard operating procedure with the left going forward, unless something changes (internally to them - I don't think we can make them more intelligent). No matter who the GOP candidate is, he hand his followers will be accused of being raci...Jump to post