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by Flighty
Sat Oct 21, 2017 4:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Visual of largest airlines by state in the USA
Replies: 23
Views: 3971

Re: Visual of largest airlines by state in the USA

Interesting idea. It is telling that WN and DL have so many. This reflects their power. I am surprised by, for example, UA being the biggest in Maine and some other random places. So I think this map gives a correct insight about WN and DL, but a very misleading insight about UA vs AA. AA is quite p...

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by Flighty
Fri Oct 20, 2017 5:21 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: VP Pence is anti-Gay?
Replies: 17
Views: 607

Re: VP Pence is anti-Gay?

I'm just counting down the days until we find him tapping his toes in the nearest airport bathroom stall... :duck: ?Am I the only one who heard this rumor? Actually my hair care specialist is a dear friend and he is from IN. Maybe he told me this special rumor. Pence seems like a meticulous and ver...

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by Flighty
Fri Oct 20, 2017 5:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing may consider restarting 767 pax model production
Replies: 301
Views: 33528

Re: Boeing may consider restarting 767 pax model production

ytz wrote:
Stitch wrote:
ytz wrote:
So they are going to insist on offering yesterday's airplane tomorrow. Why?


Because it appears that customers are insisting to buy scores of them?


Scores? Really?


Score with MOMs all day long. But seriously, the 763ER still has a good role to play. If it's free. Free the MOMs.

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by Flighty
Thu Oct 19, 2017 3:41 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Tesla misses Model 3 production goals by large margin
Replies: 22
Views: 1412

Re: Tesla misses Model 3 production goals by large margin

It’s usually three warnings then bye bye, Tesla hasn’t done that. Speaking as somebody somewhat experienced with some good options, such action means I would never work for Tesla ever. I WOULD buy a Tesla product, but I would not sell my labor to them. Because I don't need to deal with that kind of...

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by Flighty
Thu Oct 19, 2017 3:34 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: DL FA Supposedly Tells Pax To Stop Singing National Anthem For Fallen Soldier
Replies: 53
Views: 4620

Re: DL FA Supposedly Tells Pax To Stop Singing National Anthem For Fallen Soldier

They unload the coffin first out of respect. That's fine. But forced singing is not fine, it is Soviet insanity. An airplane is no place to impose your politics on other people.

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by Flighty
Thu Oct 19, 2017 1:32 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: DL FA Supposedly Tells Pax To Stop Singing National Anthem For Fallen Soldier
Replies: 53
Views: 4620

Re: DL FA Supposedly Tells Pax To Stop Singing National Anthem For Fallen Soldier

Please keep this thread on topic and as politics-free as possible. Yes, I realize that's a big ask on this topic in this political climate, but if it can't be done, the thread will either have to be moved to Non Av or locked. ✈️ atcsundevil When/if I pay the extra money to make a Delta flight, I do...

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by Flighty
Thu Oct 19, 2017 5:10 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: AA Captain and Public Relations issue.
Replies: 21
Views: 1201

Re: AA CAAptAAin and Public RelAAtions issue.

When Rosa Parks sat at the front of the bus she was part of the local NAACP which wanted to initiate the bus boycott. Rosa Parks volunteered to be the one who sat in the white's only section of the bus. Thank God for Rosa Parks. My point is just because someone is an activist does not mean it is ok...

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by Flighty
Thu Oct 19, 2017 4:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United reports 2017Q3 earnings
Replies: 93
Views: 10423

Re: United reports 2017Q3 earnings

UAL is showing substantially weaker performance than its peers. Personally, I don't get it. They need to cut the marginal flying. Then Kirby is out there saying they will grow. He's not a guy that likes to waste money. I don't get what is going on. Does UAL think things will get better?

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by Flighty
Wed Oct 18, 2017 5:58 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Nealy 400,000 Gallons of Crude Spill Into Gulf of Mexico
Replies: 10
Views: 432

Re: Nealy 400,000 Gallons of Crude Spill Into Gulf of Mexico

I think we should solve this problem once and for all. Exterminate all humans.

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by Flighty
Wed Oct 18, 2017 4:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta A350 Media Day
Replies: 76
Views: 10434

Re: Delta A350 Media Day

It will be great to see this premium economy rollout across other fleets...

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by Flighty
Wed Oct 18, 2017 2:39 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: What aircraft is more profitable to operate and why?
Replies: 14
Views: 1497

Re: What aircraft is more profitable to operate and why?

Oh another thing about profit? Smaller aircraft are much easier to make profitable than larger aircraft. Yield almost always diminishes faster than CASM. Plenty of markets would be super profitable (margin) with a CRJ-700, profitable with 737-800 and unprofitable on A330. Why do airlines like Delta...

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by Flighty
Tue Oct 17, 2017 8:40 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: What aircraft is more profitable to operate and why?
Replies: 14
Views: 1497

Re: What aircraft is more profitable to operate and why?

Oh another thing about profit? Smaller aircraft are much easier to make profitable than larger aircraft. Yield almost always diminishes faster than CASM. Plenty of markets would be super profitable (margin) with a CRJ-700, profitable with 737-800 and unprofitable on A330. Why do airlines like Delta ...

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by Flighty
Tue Oct 17, 2017 8:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue to start BOS-MSP 3xday on May 3 2018
Replies: 80
Views: 7644

Re: JetBlue to start BOS-MSP 3xday on May 3 2018

I'm excited to see B6 coming to MSP. Unlike some, I prefer the Humphrey terminal, because I can be in my car within five or six minutes after deplaning, vs 15-20 minutes if my flight uses one of the more distant gates at the Lindbergh. I think MSP-JFK is a no brainer, but I'd be surprised if they a...

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by Flighty
Tue Oct 17, 2017 3:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue to start BOS-MSP 3xday on May 3 2018
Replies: 80
Views: 7644

Re: JetBlue to start BOS-MSP 3xday on May 3 2018

Interesting development. People have rumored B6 to MSP for 10+ years. I think B6 enters with reluctance, but if they want to be a real competitor, places like MSP aren't optional... it's that kind of add IMO...

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by Flighty
Tue Oct 17, 2017 3:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus and Bombardier Announce CSeries Partnership
Replies: 1228
Views: 77771

Re: Breaking: Airbus and Bombardier Announce C Series Partnership

Im not sure why everyone here thinks that Airbus won something? This is not a profitable program , they sold aircraft that they will give away at a loss. Airbus has a lot of work to do to turn this product line around. Boeing isnt losing anything, the only people who care who sells more units are y...

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by Flighty
Tue Oct 17, 2017 3:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will Southwest Airlines ever expand into Alaska, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, or Wyoming?
Replies: 74
Views: 7600

Re: Will Southwest Airlines ever expand into Alaska, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, or Wyoming?

Years ago, WN brought up the topic. They said that SD, ND, WY, MT all represented at or below 1% of all air traffic in the US, and that they were ok to give up that 1% to focus on bigger things. That was around 2005. Things have changed since then. If anything, the oil boom in ND could make it so t...

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by Flighty
Tue Oct 17, 2017 2:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus and Bombardier Announce CSeries Partnership
Replies: 1228
Views: 77771

Re: Breaking: Airbus and Bombardier Announce C Series Partnership

I think this is horrible news. The CS500 is dead and the C-series is basically irrelevant IMO. It is another 717 situation. We just witnessed the death of a mainline narrowbody OEM. Awful news.

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by Flighty
Mon Oct 16, 2017 8:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chances of American in Iceland?
Replies: 41
Views: 4740

Re: Chances of American or United in Iceland?

Delta's MSP flight is pure retaliation. There is no direct business case for it whatsoever. Nor is there one for CLT-KEF as far as I know. Might as well wait until Icelandair starts service to spend money on a competing service. My 2c. You do get that KEF is not just a connecting hub right? There a...

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by Flighty
Mon Oct 16, 2017 8:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Evelop A350 to feature 432 seats
Replies: 20
Views: 5802

Re: Evelop A350 to feature 432 seats

Is there a chute so people can leave the aircraft when they've had enough?

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by Flighty
Mon Oct 16, 2017 6:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chances of American in Iceland?
Replies: 41
Views: 4740

Re: Chances of American or United in Iceland?

Is that visitors outside the airport or inside? But yes, because of an unprecedented monopoly in Trans Atlantic, Icelandair has made inroads all over. What is the % of connections versus O&D for Icelandair's US flights? I was guessing 80% connect at least initially. This is basically why MSP-KEF...

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by Flighty
Mon Oct 16, 2017 3:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chances of American in Iceland?
Replies: 41
Views: 4740

Re: Chances of American or United in Iceland?

Delta's MSP flight is pure retaliation. There is no direct business case for it whatsoever. Nor is there one for CLT-KEF as far as I know. Might as well wait until Icelandair starts service to spend money on a competing service. My 2c.

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by Flighty
Mon Oct 16, 2017 2:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Beijing unveils new airport, to open in 2019
Replies: 43
Views: 8783

Re: Beijing unveils new airport, to open in 2019

Beijing is pretty packed. It will be a New York City situation, only bigger.

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by Flighty
Sun Oct 15, 2017 4:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 777-300ER glut impact on widebody market
Replies: 28
Views: 7670

Re: 777-300ER glut impact on widebody market

77W is a durable and efficient type. As said in the Tech/Ops thread about aircraft profitability, a 77W can be as profitable as an A350-1000, if the A350 is very expensive and the 77W is cheap. This is what kept 744 flying until now. The 77W was more efficient, but the 744 was cheaper to buy. So the...

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by Flighty
Sun Oct 15, 2017 6:10 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Tesla misses Model 3 production goals by large margin
Replies: 22
Views: 1412

Re: Tesla misses Model 3 production goals by large margin

Paint (and rust proofing) is not that easy for manufacturers to get right. I would be surprised if Tesla knows what they are doing prior to June 2018. After that, the cars might be decent.

The layoffs appear to have been a dickhead move.

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by Flighty
Sun Oct 15, 2017 12:47 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: What aircraft is more profitable to operate and why?
Replies: 14
Views: 1497

Re: What aircraft is more profitable to operate and why?

An interesting thing you realize is that aircraft PRICES mirror the PROFIT they can generate. And after paying the ownership cost, your profit margin is relatively equal among the available aircraft types, old and new. That's WHY the purchase price (and lease payment) is exactly where it is. Sorry f...

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by Flighty
Sat Oct 14, 2017 11:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will Southwest Airlines ever expand into Alaska, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, or Wyoming?
Replies: 74
Views: 7600

Re: Will Southwest Airlines ever expand into Alaska, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, or Wyoming?

ILNFlyer wrote:
They will when demand and yields justify it.


I thought places like MOT and FAR are definitely high yield. Just not large enough to sustain WN and the legacies together.

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by Flighty
Sat Oct 14, 2017 4:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA video - A fond farewell to the Boeing 747
Replies: 42
Views: 5845

Re: UA video - A fond farewell to the Boeing 747

United would be smart to circulate this to the general public as much as possible. The romance of travel and the cultural impact of the 747 are key to United branding. It is like, you know, Bentley's racing history in the 1920s. This "DNA" affects brand attractiveness and loyalty today. Un...

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by Flighty
Sat Oct 14, 2017 2:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA to add seats to 777-200s with Polaris retrofit
Replies: 108
Views: 14867

Re: UA to add seats to 777-200s with Polaris retrofit

This config seems like a good modernization for the balance of the 772ER's life span with United. The economics will improve, and overall the customer experience should improve slightly too. Yes, 10Y sucks, but if they do a really good renovation it will be an acceptable tradeoff. And the extra pass...

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by Flighty
Fri Oct 13, 2017 4:38 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Your Top Ten Favorite TV Characters Of All Time
Replies: 85
Views: 2720

Re: Your Top Ten Favorite TV Characters Of All Time

The Riddler from Batman (the original series) probably Cartman Erik Estrada in CHips Steve Buschemi lead role in Boardwalk Empire the agent Ari in Entourage (really a Cartman pastiche, aka the devil) Cliff Huxtable Anything Phil Hartman did Honorable mentions: Entire cast of Married... with Children...

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by Flighty
Thu Oct 12, 2017 9:29 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Report: USAF to buy Transaero NTU 747-8s for Air Force One
Replies: 159
Views: 17690

Re: Report: USAF to buy Transaero NTU 747-8s for Air Force One

Ive forgotten why A380 was discarded as a presidental transport(AF1). Can someone explain? Airbus chose not to submit a bid. It would have required Airbus to set up an A380 FAL in the United States and ship all the major components by ship/rail/air to it. The costs involved for two airframes would ...

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by Flighty
Thu Oct 12, 2017 3:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: HA adds PDX-OGG, on A321neo
Replies: 52
Views: 7703

Re: HA adds PDX-OGG, on A321neo

Regarding the hotel discussion: You don't need new hotels if people are making shorter visits. I'd be curious to see numbers on the average length of Hawaiian vacations over the years. The increased frequency of flights to the islands will certainly result in people adding or removing a hotel night...

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by Flighty
Wed Oct 11, 2017 8:49 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: How long will it take for Delta Air Lines to catch up with American Airlines?
Replies: 29
Views: 4876

Re: How long will it take for Delta Air Lines to catch up with American Airlines?

In terms of a CEO's goals, really his or her goal is maximum market cap. If you can get it with 200 aircraft then every airline will "race" down to 200 aircraft.

It is a race for market capitalization, not a race to have the most equipment.

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by Flighty
Wed Oct 11, 2017 6:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL announces Q3 2017 pre-tax profit USD $1.7 Billion
Replies: 76
Views: 10814

Re: DL announces Q3 2017 pre-tax profit USD $1.7 BILLION

Another fab result by Delta. They deliver a quality product and make quality profits. Will American catch up?

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by Flighty
Wed Oct 11, 2017 1:54 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Hollywood Mogul Harvey Weinstein Fired
Replies: 76
Views: 2191

Re: Hollywood Mogul Harvey Weinstein Fired

A major change in attitude as to powerful men getting away with rape, sexual abuse and harassment happened 3 years ago when a little known stand up comic, Hannibal Burriss, had a video recorded during a show in Philadelphia that went viral on a part about Bill Cosby's sexual perditions. No doubt it...

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by Flighty
Wed Oct 11, 2017 1:28 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Tesla misses Model 3 production goals by large margin
Replies: 22
Views: 1412

Re: Tesla misses Model 3 production goals by large margin

fraport wrote:
Kiwirob wrote:
I wouldn't want to be an owner of one of the first Model 3's.

I wouldn't want to be an owner of any car from the first production year. Don't like to be a test driver.


Completely correct. You can save money and gain quality by being opportunistic, buying legacy hardware of known quality.

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by Flighty
Tue Oct 10, 2017 4:56 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: How to Speak to Someone about an Unthinkable Loss
Replies: 10
Views: 1231

Re: How to Speak to Someone about an Unthinkable Loss

Being there. I think the old saying is true; you learn who your real friends are when you are in your time of need. They show up. No words necessary. Showing up is an ultimate sign of respect in this day and age, when we are all so "connected" and "busy." Just show up. There is a...

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by Flighty
Mon Oct 09, 2017 5:51 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: If you won the lottery
Replies: 31
Views: 1011

Re: If you won the lottery

A well used Challenger 604. I don't need more than that... Realistically if you get a $200m lottery award, you are clearing $100m. For me that leaves about $5m for an aviation budget, over my lifetime. Now, most regular people would just get NetJets or something. But you can have a proud owner oper...

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by Flighty
Mon Oct 09, 2017 2:42 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Amtrak unveils new Acela Replacement livery
Replies: 47
Views: 1758

Re: Amtrak unveils new Acela Replacement livery

Would better without the red. JMO

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by Flighty
Thu Oct 05, 2017 10:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Crazy A380 landing in DUS during storm
Replies: 60
Views: 17316

Re: Crazy A380 landing in DUS during storm

I'd be asking for my money back after that one, although hey, maybe the wind gust was that bad. it looks pretty botched.

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by Flighty
Wed Oct 04, 2017 5:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Announces PHL-SAT/DSM/MSN/OMA
Replies: 27
Views: 5125

Re: AA Announces PHL-SAT/DSM/MSN/OMA

Great news to economically strong mid-American cities. DSM is my main point of interest. SAT is the largest city (hence the mainline). These are all important mid-size business cities that will benefit AA's northeast/Atlantic network.. Interesting fact about DSM-East is that DL has 1 CR9 daily to LG...

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by Flighty
Wed Oct 04, 2017 5:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA's Kirby Explains why UA order 737-10MAX
Replies: 74
Views: 13984

Re: UA's Kirby Explains why UA order 737-10MAX

Sounds like a win win to me, for Airbus Boeing and UA.

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by Flighty
Wed Oct 04, 2017 9:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hef's plane
Replies: 33
Views: 8738

Re: Hef's plane

In the TV area it looks like it had a quadruplex tape player (a $$ VCR circa 1969). Look how huge the tape is. Also LOL at Heffner's light box for viewing slides. And the 35mm projector with movie screen. It hardly makes any sense in a DC-9. The meat plates being piled high looks weird. Hef was livi...

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by Flighty
Tue Oct 03, 2017 7:51 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Tesla misses Model 3 production goals by large margin
Replies: 22
Views: 1412

Re: Tesla misses Model 3 production goals by large margin

I haven't had this much fun watching production since the 787. Like the 787 and A380, production will be ironed out. The market's thirst for the product (?) will be met. The miracle of series production. In this case they are sweating blood to deliver a great product. Can't get too mad about that. M...

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by Flighty
Tue Oct 03, 2017 10:50 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Anyone bought an I phone 8 ?
Replies: 45
Views: 1238

Re: Anyone bought an I phone 8 ?

I'm thinking of buying a 6S. I am not interested in the ones without headphone jack. Kind of like a computer with one USB port like Apple sells now. That's like selling a refrigerator that holds one ice cube or something like that. - strictly for the rich and clueless. And if you're more clueless th...

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by Flighty
Tue Oct 03, 2017 10:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA calls PHL the "Crown Jewel"
Replies: 116
Views: 18248

Re: AA calls PHL the "Crown Jewel"

It would be an 787 if there were profitable opportunities in Asia from the East Coast, which there are not.

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by Flighty
Tue Oct 03, 2017 12:53 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Preventing Mass Shootings
Replies: 168
Views: 4153

Re: Preventing Mass Shootings

I do have some thoughts. The word "act of cowardice" is very very important. I was pleased to see it used. It is VERY important to strip the manhood away from this piece of garbage shooter. He should be referred to, not as a man, not by a name, but as a "piece of trash" and &quo...

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by Flighty
Mon Oct 02, 2017 9:18 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: RIP Tom Petty
Replies: 19
Views: 771

Re: RIP Tom Petty

Ohhh he was a big hero / a spirit animal / uncle to me. Not everything he did was great, but quite a lot of it was. He also had a great band. I could go on about this... it hurts... but I think he was a lifelong smoker. He didn't watch his health. I was a big fan since at least 91. He had a particul...

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by Flighty
Mon Oct 02, 2017 5:42 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Preventing Mass Shootings
Replies: 168
Views: 4153

Re: Preventing Mass Shootings

I do have some thoughts. The word "act of cowardice" is very very important. I was pleased to see it used. It is VERY important to strip the manhood away from this piece of garbage shooter. He should be referred to, not as a man, not by a name, but as a "piece of trash" and "...

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by Flighty
Mon Oct 02, 2017 3:36 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Economics of 20 to 40 seaters
Replies: 14
Views: 1975

Re: Economics of 20 to 40 seaters

The only reason 30 seaters are better is when a 70 seater can't be filled. One of the stories here (especially in Brazil one would think) is economic growth. There are more customers now, so no more little planes. What I am trying to say is that yeah, 70 seaters are more labor efficient than 30 seat...

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by Flighty
Sun Oct 01, 2017 7:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest passenger forcibly removed from flight with pet allergy
Replies: 195
Views: 13437

Re: Southwest passenger forcibly removed from flight with pet allergy

Legally speaking, if a person becomes disruptive on an airliner because there is a service animal/gay person/Puerto Rican/elderly person/handicapped person onboard, you remove the disruptive person. By any means necessary, including removal by force. If they resist then you subdue the person. I work...

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