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by Mir
Thu Jun 29, 2017 4:59 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Go-Around Checklist ?
Replies: 55
Views: 3539

Re: Go-Around Checklist ?

Using FLCH is perfectly acceptable on a LOC according to the 777 FCOM If one understands how the system works, it becomes immediately apparent why it is not acceptable except under one condition. If you're going to use FLCH on a LOC approach, you're going to have to do it using the 'dive and drive'...

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by Mir
Tue Jun 20, 2017 8:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UNITED, new NYC area outdoor advertising
Replies: 72
Views: 5527

Re: UA's NYC Taxi Cab Marketing Scheme

One would think that someone living in NY would have a very good idea as to how long it takes to get to either airport... Someone living in NY would know that any travel time to any airport is a rough estimate at best, and that traffic can make a short journey into a very long one or a long one int...

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by Mir
Fri Jun 16, 2017 5:53 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The investigation of Donald Trump
Replies: 304
Views: 12550

Re: The investigation of Donald Trump

I don't see an end to this stalemate. My expectation was democrats will follow their slogan "When they go low we go high" and work with elected president, rather they decided to be partisan for entire Trump term. I guess that was just a slogan. If Trump had been interested in working with...

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by Mir
Mon Jun 12, 2017 12:38 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: DL Pulls Sponsorship of Julius Caeser Performance Calling It "Trump-like"
Replies: 49
Views: 6262

Re: DL Pulls Sponsorship of Julius Caeser Performance Calling It "Trump-like"

BN727227Ultra wrote:
With a name like "The Public Theater", safe to assume that it's anything but.


Puts on free shows for the public during the summer. So the name is actually very apt.

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by Mir
Mon Jun 12, 2017 5:35 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: DL Pulls Sponsorship of Julius Caeser Performance Calling It "Trump-like"
Replies: 49
Views: 6262

Re: DL Pulls Sponsorship of Julius Caeser Performance Calling It "Trump-like"

For an airline that wants to compete in the NYC market, this is not a good look. This is not the first time a sitting president has been portrayed in Julius Caesar, why the outrage now? Obama was portrayed as Caesar a couple of times and nobody batted an eye. Perhaps those who want the sponsors to p...

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by Mir
Mon Jun 12, 2017 5:27 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Former FBI director Comey testifies before Senate hearing
Replies: 143
Views: 4428

Re: Former FBI director Comey testifies before Senate hearing

So we've established that the President can direct the FBI to stop a criminal investigation if he or she chooses, doing so is not considered obstruction of justice, and that if the President wanted to make a rogue investigation come to an abrupt halt, he or she could simply issue a blanket pardon t...

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by Mir
Sun Jun 11, 2017 7:50 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Former FBI director Comey testifies before Senate hearing
Replies: 143
Views: 4428

Re: Former FBI director Comey testifies before Senate hearing

I wouldn't be okay with it, but that's not what Trump did so why the commotion? Shutting down an investigation to protect a member of his staff isn't using his power for personal ends? Okay then. Would you have preferred that President Trump simply told Comey that the investigation was no longer ne...

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by Mir
Sat Jun 10, 2017 7:45 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Former FBI director Comey testifies before Senate hearing
Replies: 143
Views: 4428

Re: Former FBI director Comey testifies before Senate hearing

The splendid irony of someone branding others as 'enemies of the constitution' while suggesting that it's fine for the president to use his powers for personal ends. I wouldn't be okay with it, but that's not what Trump did so why the commotion? Shutting down an investigation to protect a member of...

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by Mir
Sat Jun 10, 2017 6:08 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Former FBI director Comey testifies before Senate hearing
Replies: 143
Views: 4428

Re: Former FBI director Comey testifies before Senate hearing

Whatever your personal opinion is, it does not matter. The President can't be guilty of obstruction. Period. Not if he directly orders an investigation to be shut down, and certainly not if he expresses his hopes it would be done. Under no circumstance. It's funny that all allies of the criminal Cl...

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by Mir
Sat Jun 10, 2017 2:52 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Former FBI director Comey testifies before Senate hearing
Replies: 143
Views: 4428

Re: Former FBI director Comey testifies before Senate hearing

Unless the President fired the director of the FBI in an attempt to hinder or shut down an investigation... That's easily impeachable, as that's obstruction of justice. Which the president basically admitted to. On national TV. Again, the President asking or even ordering the FBI to shut down an in...

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by Mir
Sat Jun 10, 2017 4:57 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Former FBI director Comey testifies before Senate hearing
Replies: 143
Views: 4428

Re: Former FBI director Comey testifies before Senate hearing

Whether or not Trump or his team colluded with the Russians to hack the election (and I don't think Trump or his team did....), what point everyone on the Left and Right seems to have missed, is that, in 2016 (or earlier) Russia made attempts to hack the the election, the DNC and the RNC. In 2016, ...

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by Mir
Sat Jun 10, 2017 4:54 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Former FBI director Comey testifies before Senate hearing
Replies: 143
Views: 4428

Re: Former FBI director Comey testifies before Senate hearing

Other than suggest to the FBI director that he should drop an investigation into one of his buddies, and then fire him when he refused to do it. You know, obstruction of justice and all that. Trump fired the Director, he did *not* fire "the FBI" ! Nothing Trump did rises to the level of i...

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by Mir
Thu Jun 08, 2017 11:44 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Former FBI director Comey testifies before Senate hearing
Replies: 143
Views: 4428

Re: Former FBI director Comey testifies before Senate hearing

I understand that Trump has hurt your feelings and that you are angry. The bottom line on this latest sad episode of global Trump derangement syndrome is that once again, despite the protestations of the left, Trump is shown to have done nothing illegal, or wrong, other than going out of his way to...

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by Mir
Mon Jun 05, 2017 4:38 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump expected to withdraw from the Paris agreement
Replies: 427
Views: 14129

Re: Trump expected to withdraw from the Paris agreement

So if the deal is truly voluntary and the U.S. could unilaterally change emissions targets or contributions, why all the fuss over leaving? Would you have preferred they say they're staying in, but are granting themselves a hundred year waiver on targets until 2117? Yes. Because at the very least w...

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by Mir
Mon Jun 05, 2017 4:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Trump announces plan to privatize Air Traffic Control
Replies: 71
Views: 11652

Re: Trump announces plan to privatize Air Traffic Control

This was coming Trump or Hillary IMHO. There is probabbly little downside and huge potential benefits. The last time this was done (with Flight Service Stations), there were few benefits and a lot of downsides. I don't expect this to be much different, certainly not with Trump at the helm. The US A...

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by Mir
Mon Jun 05, 2017 3:11 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump expected to withdraw from the Paris agreement
Replies: 427
Views: 14129

Re: Trump expected to withdraw from the Paris agreement

I see. So in your estimation, someone not wanting to be part of a deal that requires vastly disparate levels of participation that benefit others at their expense is somehow lying, stupid, or removed from reality? When the deal doesn't actually require anything and is strictly voluntary, then those...

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by Mir
Fri Jun 02, 2017 11:38 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Julian Assange Rape Investigation Is Dropped in Sweden
Replies: 147
Views: 10057

Re: Julian Assange Rape Investigation Is Dropped in Sweden

On the face of it that is correct, but of cause we both know that is nonsense. Not because the charge is nonsense, it may or may not, but because of the amount of money the UK is spending on arresting someone for *questioning*. Utterly disproportional. So are you suggesting that if someone jumps ba...

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by Mir
Fri Jun 02, 2017 11:24 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump expected to withdraw from the Paris agreement
Replies: 427
Views: 14129

Re: Trump expected to withdraw from the Paris agreement

I see. So in your estimation, someone not wanting to be part of a deal that requires vastly disparate levels of participation that benefit others at their expense is somehow lying, stupid, or removed from reality? When the deal doesn't actually require anything and is strictly voluntary, then those...

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by Mir
Fri Jun 02, 2017 5:45 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump expected to withdraw from the Paris agreement
Replies: 427
Views: 14129

Re: Trump expected to withdraw from the Paris agreement

It's not a treaty. It doesn't need Senate ratification. That's precisely what's wrong with it. It was a kind of sneaky agreement between then-President Obama and much of the rest of the world, and it was crafted (craftily) so as to avoid the need for approval by the United States Senate. Even if th...

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by Mir
Fri Jun 02, 2017 4:12 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump expected to withdraw from the Paris agreement
Replies: 427
Views: 14129

Re: Trump expected to withdraw from the Paris agreement

How can Trump withdraw the U.S. from something it was never a part of to begin with? The Paris agreement was never ratified by a 2/3 majority of the U.S. Senate, it was as legally binding as Obama's toilet paper - I understand Obamabots think the word of their god-emperor is law, but that is not ho...

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by Mir
Fri May 26, 2017 5:01 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: NATO and Trump
Replies: 328
Views: 10155

Re: NATO and Trump

seahawk wrote:
Now it is time we sent the lazy liberal countries a bill for the money they own the USA.


No member of NATO owes the US anything. That's not how it works.

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by Mir
Fri May 26, 2017 4:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pax Jumps Off Plane Waiting To Taxi At CLT
Replies: 33
Views: 5937

Re: Pax Jumps Off Plane Waiting To Taxi At CLT

wjcandee wrote:
This was a PSA CRJ-200.


Let's be honest here: who among us hasn't been tempted to try and find a faster way off a CRJ-200? :silly:

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by Mir
Fri May 26, 2017 6:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Crash at Teterboro
Replies: 52
Views: 16765

Re: Crash at Teterboro

A RNP approach would be optimal, similar to the RNAV RNP 13L in JFK. That said, I don't know if many or any GA operators are authorized for RNP operations. Maybe someone could educate me on that. Very few are. And an RNP approach wouldn't change the ground track that needed to be flown. It would st...

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by Mir
Wed May 24, 2017 4:59 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Fatal blasts at Manchester Arena
Replies: 115
Views: 5317

Re: Fatal blasts at Manchester Arena

islam is and will be incompatible with the West as currently constituted. And it can't be reformed because it makes their prophet fallible. Go tell that to all the Muslims just going about their lives peacefully in the UK who would never think of doing a thing like this. Tell it to the Muslim nurse...

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by Mir
Sun May 21, 2017 3:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL6077 7pm BOS-LGA last night (May 18th)
Replies: 26
Views: 4585

Re: DL6077 7pm BOS-LGA last night (May 18th)

Finally someone with an honest answer that corresponds with what the pilot said. I don't get all these a.nutters who are just as bad as the airlines and insist it's weather. The fact of the matter is that the airlines schedule WAY more flights than can be reasonably accommodated and it's the passen...

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by Mir
Sat May 20, 2017 3:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL6077 7pm BOS-LGA last night (May 18th)
Replies: 26
Views: 4585

Re: DL6077 7pm BOS-LGA last night (May 18th)

There is taxiway construction currently going on at the east end of the airport (associated with utilities for the new terminal) that creates backups very quickly in certain runway configurations and can make access to and from the Delta ramps very difficult. Expect to see delays like this on a pret...

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by Mir
Fri May 19, 2017 4:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: London City Airport going to a digital tower by 2019
Replies: 42
Views: 4803

Re: London City Airport going to a digital tower by 2019

The only thing I don't like is the actual controllers being place 80-miles away. Looking at the video, it seems like this could improve safety though. But just seems odd to be doing that time of work in a chair looking a video screens, I feel like the tower controllers would prefer being there live...

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by Mir
Thu May 18, 2017 5:08 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Washington Post: Trump revealed highly classified information to Russian foreign minister and ambassador
Replies: 215
Views: 7500

Re: Washington Post: Trump revealed highly classified information to Russian foreign minister and ambassador

Let's be clear here: if this indeed was a source within ISIS, and they indeed were Israeli, there is a very good chance they are dead by now. Not only dead, but given the track record of ISIS, tortured and executed in the most gruesome way imaginable If ISIS was capable of identifying an Israeli in...

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by Mir
Tue May 16, 2017 11:24 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Washington Post: Trump revealed highly classified information to Russian foreign minister and ambassador
Replies: 215
Views: 7500

Re: Washington Post: Trump revealed highly classified information to Russian foreign minister and ambassador

Nothing the Guardian said contradicts what the Post alleges. Well.. you are assuming that Trumps fans are aware of the difference between "discuss(ing) sources, methods or military operations" and giving information that can be used to identify sources, methods or military operations. Sin...

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by Mir
Tue May 16, 2017 11:06 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Washington Post: Trump revealed highly classified information to Russian foreign minister and ambassador
Replies: 215
Views: 7500

Re: Washington Post: Trump revealed highly classified information to Russian foreign minister and ambassador

According to the Guardian "The report said that while Trump did not describe the specific source used to gather the intelligence" and quotes others who were present as saying, "“During that exchange, the nature of specific threats were discussed, but they did not discuss sources, met...

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by Mir
Tue May 16, 2017 11:01 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Washington Post: Trump revealed highly classified information to Russian foreign minister and ambassador
Replies: 215
Views: 7500

Re: Washington Post: Trump revealed highly classified information to Russian foreign minister and ambassador

But really, what is all the fuss about? If both the US and Russia are supposedly fighting ISIS what harm is there in sharing information that by now is dated? The whole has been told that there were plans to use laptops to perpetrate an attack. Saying that we heard it mentioned by someone in a hote...

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by Mir
Tue May 16, 2017 4:19 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Washington Post: Trump revealed highly classified information to Russian foreign minister and ambassador
Replies: 215
Views: 7500

Re: Washington Post: Trump revealed highly classified information to Russian foreign minister and ambassador

All you really need to know about this: McMaster had an opportunity to deny the story the Washington Post put out, and he did not. One wonders why that would be. Whatever source gave us this intelligence (and we can presume that they are considered a valuable one due to how sensitive the information...

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by Mir
Mon May 15, 2017 9:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Crash at Teterboro
Replies: 52
Views: 16765

Re: Crash (?) at Teterboro

LX015 wrote:
It has been a bit windy in the area this afternoon, with some strong gusts. Not sure if it was windy enough to cause issues landing at Teterboro...


The circling approach to runway 1 is not particularly difficult, but strong northwest winds (as were present today) do complicate things.

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by Mir
Fri May 12, 2017 12:14 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Donald Trump to FBI Director James Comey: "You're Fired!"
Replies: 200
Views: 7310

Re: Donald Trump to FBI Director James Comey: "You're Fired!"

And which one is worse? Loretta Lynch meeting Bill Clinton on a plane in Phoenix? Or Trump asking Comey if he was under investigation? (they both sound real bad to me, but honestly I don't know which one is worse) Well, one has the potential for impropriety. One is a definite example of impropriety...

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by Mir
Thu May 11, 2017 11:19 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Donald Trump to FBI Director James Comey: "You're Fired!"
Replies: 200
Views: 7310

Re: Donald Trump to FBI Director James Comey: "You're Fired!"

https://twitter.com/RVAwonk/status/862777190030725122

Trump himself admitting to obstruction of justice: https://twitter.com/PhilipRucker/status ... 9196656640
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They're really not very good at this.

Huckabee Sanders admitting to Trump committing obstruction of justice: https://twitter.com/RVAwonk/status/862777190030725122

Trump himself admitting to obstruction of justice: https://twitter.com/PhilipRucker/status ... 9196656640

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by Mir
Wed May 10, 2017 12:31 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Donald Trump to FBI Director James Comey: "You're Fired!"
Replies: 200
Views: 7310

Re: Donald Trump to FBI Director James Comey: "You're Fired!"

dragon-wings wrote:

Well I am watching TV now and they are saying that both the Deputy Attorney General and the Attorney General that the emails was the reason.



And you believe them?

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by Mir
Wed May 10, 2017 12:13 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Donald Trump to FBI Director James Comey: "You're Fired!"
Replies: 200
Views: 7310

Re: Donald Trump to FBI Director James Comey: "You're Fired!"

dragon-wings wrote:
If he was fired because of his handling of Clinton's email's then why didn't Trump fire him during his first week in office? Why did he wait until now?


Because he wasn't fired over his handling of Clinton's emails, obviously.

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by Mir
Wed May 10, 2017 12:12 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Donald Trump to FBI Director James Comey: "You're Fired!"
Replies: 200
Views: 7310

Re: Donald Trump to FBI Director James Comey: "You're Fired!"

Firing the FBI Director also doesn't liberate Trump from any wrongdoing. It is Congress that retains the power to impeach the President and Congress can investigate the President with or without the FBI. Bull. Congress isn't a law-enforcement agency, nor an intelligence agency. It needs the experti...

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by Mir
Fri May 05, 2017 5:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JFK/LGA/EWR/HPN/ISP/SWF Aviation
Replies: 142
Views: 19389

Re: JFK/LGA/EWR/HPN/ISP/SWF Aviation

I don't think I see this one working out so well. Stewart to get new "paper airline". http://www.midhudsonnews.com/News/2017/May/05/Baltia_SWF-05May17.html I don't know about that. Stewart is a cheap airport compared to JFK or Newark and slots are widely available, so they can fly across ...

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by Mir
Fri May 05, 2017 8:52 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: House Passes Health Care Law
Replies: 88
Views: 3017

Re: House Passes Health Care Law

When Nancy Pelosi said "let's just pass it and see what's in it" the howls and whines from the right of "we need to stop this NOW!" were completely overwhelming. The right didn't even finish writing this debacle and their followers are saying "let's just pass it and see wha...

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by Mir
Fri May 05, 2017 8:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta employees threaten and harass family; kicked off flight
Replies: 204
Views: 24417

Re: Delta employees threaten and harass family; kicked off flight for overbooking

Nope...not what happened. On ABC News Tonite - He checked in for the flight Explained his son had taken an earlier flight..could he use his son's seat for the baby. Check-in Agent said yes and issued them boarding passes and boarded them. - Done deal at that point. Delta has now refunded them and i...

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by Mir
Thu May 04, 2017 11:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta employees threaten and harass family; kicked off flight
Replies: 204
Views: 24417

Re: Delta employees threaten and harass family; kicked off flight for overbooking

If I were the gate agent, I would have simply asked for the boarding pass for that seat. If he can't produce it, he has no right to the seat. The interesting thing is, what would have been the thing you would recommend the customer do: A.) pull the ticket he had for his (other) son out and hand it ...

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by Mir
Thu May 04, 2017 7:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta employees threaten and harass family; kicked off flight
Replies: 204
Views: 24417

Re: Delta employees threaten and harass family; kicked off flight for overbooking

Dad paid for that seat! It's his, even if he put his pooch in it! Nowhere is it stated that DL refunded him for the seat or stated the change caused a forfeiture of funds paid. It's appalling all the mindless comments from knuckleheads lashing out at this family! After paying for the seat, he then ...

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by Mir
Thu May 04, 2017 7:30 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: House Passes Health Care Law
Replies: 88
Views: 3017

Re: House Passes Health Care Law

And now the heat is transferred the Senate and the House breathes a sigh of relief. We'll see what the CBO says. If the score for this bill is anything like the last, most Republicans in the House will already be on record as having voted for it, after having rushed through the process on a scale n...

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by Mir
Thu May 04, 2017 2:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta employees threaten and harass family; kicked off flight
Replies: 204
Views: 24417

Re: Delta employees threaten and harass family; kicked off flight for overbooking

Who said the ticket wasn't transferable ? This is about basic customer service which has gone out the window and I don't understand why people applaud this kind of behavior towards people by corporations. How about the basic customer service for the other passenger who bought a ticket only to be to...

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by Mir
Thu May 04, 2017 2:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta employees threaten and harass family; kicked off flight
Replies: 204
Views: 24417

Re: Delta employees threaten and harass family; kicked off flight for overbooking

Oh please - twist it anyway you like, but that's certainly not true. They purchased another ticket to send their son home on an earlier flight. That left them with an empty seat that they paid for. Regardless whether the gate agent said they could use the seat or not, the seat was paid for. Dance a...

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by Mir
Thu May 04, 2017 3:42 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Obamacare Replacement: Strike Two!
Replies: 31
Views: 1207

Re: Obamacare Replacement: Strike Two!

Remember the rallying cry of the right about the ACA being passed without anyone having read it? I heard tonight on the news that lo and behold the very same thing is happening here. In fact it was surmised there is not even a finished readable bill to read. Bizarre and frightening days ahead for t...

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by Mir
Tue May 02, 2017 6:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Which airports in the US operate 24h?
Replies: 46
Views: 12741

Re: Which airports in the US operate 24h?

Hello A.net, Besides the obvious ones like ATL, ORD, DFW, LAX, which airports operate 24h a day? Question is as simple as it sounds. Well, not as simple as that - what do you mean by 'open'? Do you mean the terminals are open 24/7, or just the airport itself (in which case, with limited exceptions,...

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by Mir
Sun Apr 30, 2017 10:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: German airlines drop safety rule prompted by Germanwings crash
Replies: 90
Views: 11463

Re: German airlines drop safety rule prompted by Germanwings crash

Well for starters the door is opened more as before the flight crew can come out it has to be opened to let the FA in, then opened to let the flight crew out, then opened again for the flight crew to re enter and then once again for the fa to come out. So thats 4 times the flight deck door needs to...

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by Mir
Sun Apr 30, 2017 8:39 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump, a petty man
Replies: 29
Views: 2231

Re: Trump, a petty man

BobPatterson wrote:

All Presidents travel for both political and PR purposes.



Of course, most of his travel is just to Florida so that he can have a nice taxpayer-funded vacation and make himself some money while doing it. No political or PR purpose there, just using his office like an ATM.

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