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by Flighty
Mon May 22, 2017 10:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MSP - Role In DL Network and Expansion Potential
Replies: 200
Views: 15900

Re: MSP - Role In DL Network and Expansion Potential

At this point I am waiting for the announcement that MSP-HND ceases, and the launch announcement of MSP-ICN. There isn't a coherent case anymore to deny this. But I am open to someone making one. I think it will be made as one announcement. The coherent case is the threat of the DOT taking away the...

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by Flighty
Mon May 22, 2017 9:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MSP - Role In DL Network and Expansion Potential
Replies: 200
Views: 15900

Re: MSP - Role In DL Network and Expansion Potential

I really don't see MSP-ICN happening. With ATL, DTW, and SEA they have pretty much all the bases covered. I think before we see ICN-MSP we will see PDX-ICN but hey what do I know. As stated by many MSP just doesn't have the Asian O/D traffic to support such a flight something Delta looks for when a...

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by Flighty
Fri May 19, 2017 3:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why Delta decided to stop being the mean airline...
Replies: 46
Views: 8753

Re: Why Delta decided to stop being the mean airline...

Delta is among the most malevolent forces in the industry. Doesn't mean I don't respect them.

Their frequent flier program is watered down to the point of relatively clear-cut fraud, also. Their gamble is that we won't get enough lawyers to fight their lawyers.

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by Flighty
Fri May 19, 2017 3:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Remaining AA and UA Dash-8 100/200/300
Replies: 44
Views: 5311

Re: Remaining AA and UA Dash-8 100/200/300

The Dash is a great airliner, a proven workhorse. It got unfortunately handicapped by FAA passenger weight regulations that messed up its performance as originally designed. Of course it's totally safe, this was just a political matter. This meant some passengers either had bags left behind, or were...

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by Flighty
Fri May 19, 2017 2:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A330-900neo At AA: A Good Fit?
Replies: 40
Views: 7112

Re: Airbus A330-900neo At AA: A Good Fit?

I certainly don't know any facts or internal information anymore, but yes, the 339neo would seem to be well suited to AA's needs. This would be for USA-Europe 772/A333 jobs as well as former Latin America A300 and 772 jobs. I think that sums up to quite a big amount of airplanes. Am I wrong that AA ...

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by Flighty
Thu May 18, 2017 7:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why has Nigeria never had a major airline?
Replies: 30
Views: 4809

Re: Why has Nigeria never had a major airline?

Anyway, the wealthiest looking group of people I ever saw were Nigerians waiting for their AF flight CDG-LOS! The second wealthiest group was probably expatriate Mexiacans who come to the USA for tourism. Nigeria is not a place where you can run a business. So, of course, it is impossible to run a m...

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by Flighty
Thu May 18, 2017 4:16 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Special Prosecutor Name In Russia Probe
Replies: 47
Views: 1047

Re: Special Prosecutor Name In Russia Probe

I think this is just more noise. People in Washington hate the American people. I think Trump is a pig too, but he was duly elected as US president. Many people now believe they can grasp power directly and supercede the American people. This is a group of around 50,000 elite connected people versus...

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by Flighty
Thu May 18, 2017 4:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Concorde Why no 1st class?
Replies: 120
Views: 15375

Re: Concorde Why no 1st class?

When I flew Concorde I was surprised that the seats were Economy-sized, then surprised again at how comfortable they were. It left me wondering what all Econ seats couldn't be that comfortable. It'd remove the incentive to upgrade to higher class. Think "Calculated Misery". Gosh, I don't ...

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by Flighty
Thu May 18, 2017 3:06 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Washington Post: Trump revealed highly classified information to Russian foreign minister and ambassador
Replies: 207
Views: 4485

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

I'm still waiting for proof that Trump is disloyal or improper. This simply isn't it. As president, this declassification was up to his judgment. I actually heard a former intelligence official on NPR suggest the president must ask the [deep state] for "permission" to have a conversation w...

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by Flighty
Thu May 18, 2017 3:01 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Chris Cornell - RIP
Replies: 8
Views: 428

Re: Chris Cornell - RIP

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K4XNVInuRjg
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Ah, sh/t.

Well, here's his Bond theme. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K4XNVInuRjg

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by Flighty
Thu May 18, 2017 2:52 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Chris Cornell - RIP
Replies: 8
Views: 428

Re: Chris Cornell - RIP

Was he sick? He sings the interesting title track on Bond: Casino Royale, and seems to have been a good member of the musician community long after his Soundgarden days.

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by Flighty
Wed May 17, 2017 9:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: An Amazon.com passenger airline on the horizon?
Replies: 45
Views: 7607

Re: An Amazon.com passenger airline on the horizon?

I think it is possible. Amazon is now the primary logistics researcher in the United States, which makes them the main logistics researcher of humankind now. So, if they develop some innovations, if only they had a customer base to market to... oh wait... they already do. I could see Amazon doing a ...

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by Flighty
Tue May 16, 2017 9:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: AA to end SABRE end of June
Replies: 79
Views: 10441

Re: Rumor: AA to end SABRE end of June

I was gonna say, there is no need for them to bill like it is 1966. It doesn't take a huge amount of computer power. Much less if they lose AA as a customer, or AA changes how they do things. Sabre should be glad to do whatever AA wants. Which is this, apparently.

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by Flighty
Tue May 16, 2017 5:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: AA to end SABRE end of June
Replies: 79
Views: 10441

Re: AA to end SABRE end of June

Old school sabre rocks.

No one who knows the real system would find a Qik style solution acceptable. But, it does quicken training time.

A good employee can accomplish more in Sabre than a good employee can in Qik.

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by Flighty
Tue May 16, 2017 4:06 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Coming Soon: A vegan fast food chain
Replies: 42
Views: 1312

Re: Coming Soon: A vegan fast food chain

The best part of veggie food is you can feed a person for like twelve cents worth of food.

If you can charge style conscious, affluent people $17.00 for a lunch that cost $0.12, you have a good business idea.

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by Flighty
Mon May 15, 2017 7:53 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Liberty University 2017
Replies: 71
Views: 1355

Re: Liberty University 2017

Liberty University is probably about one of the few colleges Trump would be welcomed at with no protests. Even Bernie Sanders spoke last year to the students at one of their regular speakers series program and was politely treated. Wow, Liberty Univ. is more of a bastion of free speech than UC-Berk...

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by Flighty
Mon May 15, 2017 4:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Did the Concorde "fail"?
Replies: 68
Views: 6481

Re: Did the Concorde "fail"?

Concorde failed commercially but was a human triumph, an intersection of nationalism, science and luxury.

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by Flighty
Mon May 15, 2017 3:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MSP - Role In DL Network and Expansion Potential
Replies: 200
Views: 15900

Re: MSP - Role In DL Network and Expansion Potential

MSP has its market, the economically quite healthy West North Central census region as a catchment area. Geographically it pulls good East/West connections from many places that cannot maintain a nonstop, as well as north/south, like Omaha to London, Milwaukee to Tucson, Fargo to Memphis, Indy to Ha...

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by Flighty
Mon May 15, 2017 2:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: When are BA retiring their final 747s? Mid-2020s?
Replies: 17
Views: 2389

Re: When are BA retiring their final 747s? Mid-2020s?

The BA 744 fleet is almost like a modern day British Empire. A friendly one with good services. This allowed London to become the global crossroads it became. It is probably the world's most meaningful fleet, along with EK's A380 (I admit only reluctantly).

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by Flighty
Sat May 13, 2017 4:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MSP - Role In DL Network and Expansion Potential
Replies: 200
Views: 15900

Re: MSP - Role In DL Network and Expansion Potential

My vague understanding is that Delta does very well as an airline, and seems to be keeping fairly heavy gauge at MSP, which IIRC is their second largest hub airport by seat count this summer. The fact DL makes money at a company level and keeps capacity higher in MSP suggests that MSP has a greater ...

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by Flighty
Fri May 12, 2017 9:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How is UA doing with its deep China flights?
Replies: 21
Views: 5039

Re: How is UA doing with its deep China flights?

UA is surely looking to achieve a mature business process to become known throughout China for its knock-down, drag out services :D United is an airline of strength and resolve! And its customers know it!

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by Flighty
Fri May 12, 2017 3:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SQ A350-900ULR to feature 162 seats
Replies: 46
Views: 7254

Re: SQ A350-900ULR to feature 162 seats

Channex757 is exactly right. This is an RJ mentality. And it works.

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by Flighty
Thu May 11, 2017 4:59 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 50 Greatest Concerts from the last 50 years - RS
Replies: 29
Views: 828

Re: 50 Greatest Concerts from the last 50 years - RS

The Grateful Dead's best years were generally regarded as 1972 or 1973. Slider, agree about SRV in step. I had a T-shirt from that. If I lost it, that is a shame. Pink Floyd's best tour is probably regarded as the 1977 Animals tour. The Wall tour is an absurd choice for them. I saw Radiohead in 2001...

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by Flighty
Thu May 11, 2017 4:48 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Why americans are sick of Wall Street.
Replies: 31
Views: 1115

Re: Why americans are sick of Wall Street.

Jamie Baker was right. It was a transfer of wealth from shareholders like me, teachers, and other people who invested their property in AA to AA's pilots. It was a transfer of property because of a uniquely powerful trade group. Defending pilots who make 200-250-300,000 per year is hardly defending ...

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by Flighty
Wed May 10, 2017 10:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA Agent Canceled His Reservation Because He Filmed Her in Bag Dispute
Replies: 163
Views: 14427

Re: UA Agent Canceled His Reservation Because He Filmed Her in Bag Dispute

So, the gate agent informed the customer about a $325 fee, the customer declined to purchase that additional service, so the agent followed the customer's instruction that he would not agree to the business relationship, and thus the relationship was over. Isn't that what happened? What am I missing...

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by Flighty
Wed May 10, 2017 7:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sun Country to Aruba and Tucson
Replies: 16
Views: 1678

Re: Sun Country to Aruba and Tucson

TUS is an obvious one. Shocking that it took so long.

AUA seems long but it is a premium destination AFAIK, so they may do okay.

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by Flighty
Wed May 10, 2017 4:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL not going to 10 across on 777s new config
Replies: 54
Views: 10229

Re: DL not going to 10 across on 777s new config

How exactly are they adding just 2 Y seats if they're not changing to 10 across? It may just be coincidental that the 220 seat count is similar, because 48 larger Premium Y seats should take up more room than the existing Comfort+ seats, and we don't know if the Delta One will be contained between ...

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by Flighty
Wed May 10, 2017 2:20 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Inner city Chicago made Obama possible. Is it not time for him to step up and do what Rahm seems not able to?
Replies: 2
Views: 260

Re: Inner city Chicago made Obama possible. Is it not time for him to step up and do what Rahm seems not able to?

I think Chicago could be really helped by a 3 point development plan: 1. 10,000 additional police, including 2,500 expert police snipers. Each time a gun is brandished or used in Chicago, the police marksman should eliminate the threat by lawfully killing the assailant until there are no gunshots in...

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by Flighty
Wed May 10, 2017 2:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA Agent Canceled His Reservation Because He Filmed Her in Bag Dispute
Replies: 163
Views: 14427

Re: UA Agent Canceled His Reservation Because He Filmed Her in Bag Dispute

I'll bet the truth is somewhere in the middle. Some customers and some airlines may jointly decide they simply don't benefit from doing business together. That's okay.

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by Flighty
Mon May 08, 2017 10:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Passengers vs airlines - the pendulum moves
Replies: 73
Views: 6597

Re: Passngers vs airlines - the pendulum moves

Sure, the pendulum is moving. Airlines sell a service. People expect them to provide it, hopefully with a dash of style and sophistication. But, airlines -- and fellow passengers -- have expectations too. Not every person has the right to do everything they want on an airplane. There is a solution h...

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by Flighty
Sun May 07, 2017 7:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LAX-FCO: An opportunity for AA post Alitalia?
Replies: 35
Views: 5942

Re: LAX-FCO: An opportunity for AA post Alitalia?

In a post Alitalia Italy Aha! Rookie mistake ;) You're working on the assumption that the Italian Government will not orchestrate some complex financial maneuver in order to keep Alitalia afloat but simultaneously circumvent EU rules on state bailouts. But if Alitalia was to collapse, there would b...

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by Flighty
Sat May 06, 2017 6:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA DFW-FCO/AMS Inaugural Today!!
Replies: 103
Views: 13557

Re: AA DFW-FCO/AMS Inaugural Today!!

A 767 is among the very best rides in the sky, probably my favorite. BUT, it is up to AA to provide an interior design commensurate with their airline's success and the aircraft's quality. If people are really complaining about AA's interior design, then so be it. AA has the ability to make it the f...

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by Flighty
Sat May 06, 2017 5:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FAs should stop threatening people with arrest
Replies: 162
Views: 11318

Re: FAs should stop threatening people with arrest

The pendulum is always moving, as my dad says. For about a decade after 9/11, when people acted in a disruptive or threatening manner onboard an airaplane, people thought nothing of incapacitating or, yes, even killing that person. It happened a number of times. An airplane is not a place for protes...

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by Flighty
Fri May 05, 2017 10:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL defers last 10 A350s by at least 2-3 years
Replies: 203
Views: 41778

Re: DL Considering Deferring 10 A350s

What is the current fleet to be replaced? Would this affect the 767, 777 or A330? In the short term, they effectively replace the soon-to-be-parked 747-400 fleet. Longer-term, they replace some of the 767s exiting the fleet. So the deferrals would affect the 767 retirements? Does this mean the 767 ...

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by Flighty
Fri May 05, 2017 9:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL defers last 10 A350s by at least 2-3 years
Replies: 203
Views: 41778

Re: DL Considering Deferring 10 A350s

What is the current fleet to be replaced? Would this affect the 767, 777 or A330?

Or are these real growth airplanes?

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by Flighty
Fri May 05, 2017 2:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA DFW-FCO/AMS Inaugural Today!!
Replies: 103
Views: 13557

Re: AA DFW-FCO/AMS Inaugural Today!!

Why someone would complain about a 767 ride in this day+age of sub-Economy 10Y 777s really stumps me!!

The A320 is a 1980s plane as well!

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by Flighty
Fri May 05, 2017 2:43 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: House Passes Health Care Law
Replies: 82
Views: 1919

Re: House Passes Health Care Law

...and democrats don't operate the same way? Give me a break. Nice deflection. Have the Democrats declared war on any Republican President, vowing to sabotage any and all attempts to govern? It is painfully obvious the Republican Party doesn't know how to govern, only how to win. It's so shallow an...

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by Flighty
Fri May 05, 2017 2:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Man Served Single Banana On Nine-hour Flight After Ordering Gluten-free Meal
Replies: 52
Views: 13025

Re: Man Served Single Banana On Nine-hour Flight After Ordering Gluten-free Meal

Gluten free is usually a fakey thing according to the doctors I know... typically there is no diagnosis, just a desire to be part of a health fad.

Edit: but, I just read some above posts and see some people have a real thing going on. I do think most of my gluten free friends are fakers.

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by Flighty
Fri May 05, 2017 2:02 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Insane Airline Prices
Replies: 18
Views: 2659

Re: Insane Airline Prices

I wonder if other members of this site are having the same trouble as myself in booking flights for their trips. The whole system seems to have gone crazy and with no logic to prices. Look at prices today and tommorow they can be double or triple. Have the airlines gone overboard in letting their c...

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by Flighty
Thu May 04, 2017 5:55 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: The A320-200ceo and its Ancient CPU's
Replies: 43
Views: 4097

Re: The A320-200ceo and its Ancient CPU's

I wrote some comment of pure genius in my own mind that was deleted, but the gist of it was, they probably (should) run 5,000 copies of each of the specialized electronic parts. Imagine if the 787 instruments, designed in the early 2000s, are no longer available from chip fabrication factory. 787 pr...

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by Flighty
Wed May 03, 2017 6:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sightseeing in a jetliner
Replies: 34
Views: 3816

Re: Sightseeing in a jetliner

I got an unusual approach into LGA one time on a Colgan Beechcraft. We circled Manhattan at very low altitude several times on a sunny July day, the view was majestic, the spires of the Chrysler building and Empire State twisted beneath us just a few hundred feet.

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by Flighty
Tue May 02, 2017 4:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Condor Inaugural Flight to SAN on Mo, 5/01/2017
Replies: 33
Views: 5023

Re: Condor Inaugural Flight to SAN on Mo, 5/01/2017

SAN-FRA is an impressive performance for a 763ER. Both directions are.

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by Flighty
Tue May 02, 2017 3:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL 744 still flying?
Replies: 76
Views: 11407

Re: DL 744 still flying?

Delta can cover their network needs without the mighty 744. They deserve credit for sticking with it for so long. Now it is a part of Delta history, not just Northwest.

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by Flighty
Mon May 01, 2017 7:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aeroflot FA's say work being reduced because they are fat
Replies: 26
Views: 4202

Re: Aeroflot FA's say work being reduce because they are fat

Weight MAY affect an FA's ability to do her primary job - assist in evacuations. So purely from that perspective, it may be in the passengers interest to have healthy crew manning the doors. FAs have regular retraining and have to demonstrate proficiency. Can you point to a study that shows thin pe...

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by Flighty
Mon May 01, 2017 6:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA to increase 737 capacity
Replies: 256
Views: 27578

Re: AA to increase 737 capacity

Rather than just complaining about another member's figures, you could have provided some factual basis to refute his claim. But you didn't. If his post was "BS", what does that make yours? Last winter I did a paid F on alaska, and one of their VFFs was giving me an earful about how dare ...

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by Flighty
Mon May 01, 2017 4:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA to increase 737 capacity
Replies: 256
Views: 27578

Re: AA to increase 737 capacity

Jesus is this for real? Holy hell. Upgrades are hard enough as it is even with 16F - I find it hard to believe AA isn't selling a good chunk of those these days. Where the hell did the poster above come up with only 3% of F seats are sold? That is total and utter BS. 3% - hahahah that means less th...

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by Flighty
Mon May 01, 2017 3:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aeroflot FA's say work being reduced because they are fat
Replies: 26
Views: 4202

Re: Aeroflot FA's say work being reduce because they are fat

You can't have it both ways. Either you have a completely fair professional work environment through age 65 and beyond... or you have a physical appearance-based workplace. Which is fine too. I think that sometimes, you're past your prime in your career, whether it is waitressing, laying concrete, o...

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by Flighty
Sun Apr 30, 2017 9:50 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump, a petty man
Replies: 29
Views: 1583

Re: Trump, a petty man

People need to be educated about engineering and logic with respect to the pipeline issue. Without education, people will continue to foam at the mouth ignorantly, on both sides. The Democratic party is right about some things, the Republican party is right about some things. The pipeline will actua...

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by Flighty
Sun Apr 30, 2017 8:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines A350-1000 to feature 337 seats
Replies: 92
Views: 21608

Re: United Airlines A350-1000 to feature 337 seats

They won't get that ratio of paid Y+, so who knows what they are doing. Protecting their FF's I guess.

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