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by ltbewr
Sun Feb 18, 2018 2:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Several European airlines struggling at MIA
Replies: 68
Views: 13128

Re: Several European airlines struggling at MIA

That there are more direct/non-stop flights to destinations some used to hub/transfer via MIA may be a factor. Throw in the hassles of our TSA, exchange rates, the unwelcoming attitude to foreigners led by in part by Pres. Trump's policies, it is no wonder there could be a reduction in some demand a...

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by ltbewr
Sun Feb 18, 2018 2:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aseman Airlines plane crash in Iran
Replies: 46
Views: 10806

Re: Aseman Airlines plane crash in Iran

I wonder if icing was a factor in this crash, given its location in an elevated mountainous area and the issues of icing with ATR's.

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by ltbewr
Sun Feb 18, 2018 6:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New burgeoning business market in the US?
Replies: 22
Views: 2076

Re: New burgeoning business market in the US?

Its an interesting concept. As the article notes as an example connecting by air non-stop on a small jet from BUF to ALB, that is not served by the US3 or their regional partners/subs. During the winter, what is a 5 hour drive between BUF and ALB could be several times more so a fight may be a far b...

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by ltbewr
Sat Feb 17, 2018 1:29 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Robert Mueller Indicts 13 Russians
Replies: 63
Views: 1345

Re: Robert Mueller Indicts 13 Russians

These Russian are pikers compared to what the USA has done in other countries to swing elections, including in Russia after the fall of the USSR, Ukraine, and for generations in dozens of other countries. Those indicted will never go to trial in the USA, about the worst they can do is put them on 'n...

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by ltbewr
Thu Feb 15, 2018 6:51 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: 3-Year Old Boy screams for 8-hours on flight.
Replies: 148
Views: 11142

Re: 3-Year Old Boy screams for 8-hours on flight.

In December 2003, on a AA flight EWR-SJU on an A300, there was a woman with 2 children maybe 2-4 years old, in the center row a few aisles behind and right of me who were screaming, not staying in their seats, despite attempts by their mom and FA's to get them to stop. Thankfully I had a CD player w...

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by ltbewr
Thu Feb 15, 2018 12:37 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Winter Olympics games
Replies: 36
Views: 921

Re: Winter Olympics games

While many of us love to show a lot of patriotism and support our given countries' competitors, sometimes the sheer joy of accomplishment, of winning, no matter if the a competitor is from the USA, Russia or an African one is why we watch these games. We saw in the pairs skating last night a 5th tim...

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by ltbewr
Thu Feb 15, 2018 1:13 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Florida: Reports of active shooter in school
Replies: 102
Views: 2956

Re: Florida: Reports of active shooter in school

Once again another mass shooting in a school, apparently exceeding the death toll of Columbine, CO. A 19 year old expelled ex-student, allegedly committed this act of gun mass terror. Yes, once again condolences to the victims killed or wounded. When I was in school in the 1960's we had to do what w...

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by ltbewr
Wed Feb 14, 2018 3:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: An-148 crash near Moscow kills all 71 people on board
Replies: 191
Views: 47311

Re: An-148 crash near Moscow kills all 71 people on board

And finally.... I am quietly surprised at how quickly the Russians have made this FDR information available. Can anybody tell me if this has happened in other crash situations, in Europe or the US? The black boxes were quickly recovered, were of more modern design, minimally damaged, they had a lot...

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by ltbewr
Tue Feb 13, 2018 1:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Atlantic Unveil Special 'Thank You' Livery on Re-Instated A340-600
Replies: 39
Views: 11728

Re: Virgin Atlantic Unveil Special 'Thank You' Livery on Re-Instated A340-600

So, what routes will this a/c and the other 340's be mainly used on ?

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by ltbewr
Mon Feb 12, 2018 5:13 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Are OEM's proprietary secrets secure within airworthiness authorities?
Replies: 7
Views: 754

Re: Are OEM's proprietary secrets secure within airworthiness authorities?

I would suspect that submissions by aircraft, component and supplier companies when submitted are subject to confidentiality agreements from them to the airworthiness regulating agencies and in turn, that any employee of said agency or any contracted worker has to obey similar agreements.

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by ltbewr
Sun Feb 11, 2018 7:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: An-148 crash near Moscow kills all 71 people on board
Replies: 191
Views: 47311

Re: AN-148 with 71 people gone missing

If there had been a mid-air collision, and some debris on the ground from a helicopter allegedly were found, I wonder if a military helicopter would have been involved.

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by ltbewr
Sun Feb 11, 2018 1:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: An-148 crash near Moscow kills all 71 people on board
Replies: 191
Views: 47311

Re: AN-148 with 71 people gone missing

Only 6 minutes in the air and it crashes. Per the above posted FlightRadar 24 graphic, it appears to be gaining altitude fine to about 11:25:45 UTC, then seems to drop a bit then rise over the next minute or slightly less, then the altitude line just suddenly drops off at near vertical. One has to b...

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by ltbewr
Sun Feb 11, 2018 11:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 747 to arrive at SXM on February 10th
Replies: 6
Views: 2587

Re: 747 to arrive at SXM on February 10th

Why the use of a 747 ? Is it to provide more cargo lift to help in rebuilding ?

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by ltbewr
Sun Feb 11, 2018 11:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Man arrested at LAX after entering Runway 24L and accessing wheel well of an A/C
Replies: 8
Views: 2593

Re: Man arrested at LAX after entering Runway 24L and accessing wheel wheel of an A/C

Of course, this raises serious questions of security that should never happen. I expect this breach will be investigated, some people disciplined, changes in procedures, retraining, but it may be impossible to keep 100% sterile.The person who did this, allegedly mentally unstable and under the influ...

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by ltbewr
Sat Feb 10, 2018 11:50 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump Declassifies the Nunes"Memo"
Replies: 81
Views: 2663

Re: Trump Declassifies the Nunes"Memo"

That President Trump won't allow the release of the Democrat's memo at this time doesn't mean it is all political and to save his sorry butt. It is possible that clear and unbiased persons in the Justice Dept. may want to review and limit declassification of some of their points/counterpoints for so...

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by ltbewr
Sat Feb 10, 2018 11:32 am
Forum: Site Related
Topic: NEW FORUM RULES
Replies: 75
Views: 8155

Re: NEW FORUM RULES

One suggestion that should be part of the rules is to clarify that moderators have the right and duty to remove posts and threads that contain non-public, 'insider', proprietary, corporate or governmental confidential or security sensitive information. We have seen posts and threads in Civ-Av. fully...

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by ltbewr
Sat Feb 10, 2018 10:25 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Does Israel advocacy align you with support for Trump????
Replies: 73
Views: 1733

Re: Does Israel advocacy align you with support for Trump????

Simple answer - NO. Almost all Democrat officials support Israel and their capital in Jerusalem much like almost all Republicans, but not all those that vote Democrat do. Unfortunately our politics in the USA, including campaign contributions and votes from evangelical Christians and Jews, as well a...

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by ltbewr
Sat Feb 10, 2018 10:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing wants to buy woodward
Replies: 37
Views: 5784

Re: Boeing wants to buy woodward

Let us not forget that until the 1930's, Boeing owned Pratt & Whitney and United Airlines. USA Anti-trust laws forced a break up. Of course anti-trust law is just about non-existent in the USA for over 30 years allowing massive mergers. Mergers and takeovers don't always work due to culture clas...

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by ltbewr
Fri Feb 09, 2018 1:28 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Netherlands a bit more modern
Replies: 28
Views: 934

Re: The Netherlands a bit more modern

I bet no one has been prosecuted under these laws for decades. From what I see, the Dutch royalty is very well loved and respected, in turn the royals respect their citizens. This law was probably more about preventing disputing or threatening those that hold the throne and supporting others to hold...

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by ltbewr
Thu Feb 08, 2018 6:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UPS launches its longest ever flight SDF-DXB on 747-8F
Replies: 50
Views: 8738

Re: UPS launches its longest ever flight SDF-DXB on 747-8F

Now we know why UPS ordered new 747's.

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by ltbewr
Thu Feb 08, 2018 2:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Trump's 757
Replies: 20
Views: 6370

Re: Trump's 757

I'm surprised that the Secret Service and the Trump companies didn't do a partial repaint to cover over the Trump name for security reasons.

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by ltbewr
Wed Feb 07, 2018 7:10 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Televangelist suggests alternate flu shot: ‘Inoculate yourself with the word of God’
Replies: 27
Views: 1041

Re: Televangelist suggests alternate flu shot: ‘Inoculate yourself with the word of God’

Some Catholic churches in the USA are discouraging sipping the wine as part of Communion and to give nods to each other rather than shake hands to discourage passing germs. I guess dipping your hand in the holy water is still safe.

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by ltbewr
Wed Feb 07, 2018 7:07 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump has given the Pentagon marching orders: He demands a giant millitary parade ...
Replies: 78
Views: 2283

Re: Trump has given the Pentagon marching orders: He demands a giant millitary parade ...

It is interesting that Trump was inspired by the Bastille Day parade of French's military, ironic as it celebrates the liberation of those in the Bastille prison for opposition to the then government. Trump is desperate to distract from his obscene Presidential mal-administration, to seek support fr...

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by ltbewr
Wed Feb 07, 2018 12:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas defines ULR requirements, delays order decision
Replies: 157
Views: 19908

Re: Qantas defines ULR requirements, delays order decision

The question I raise is will there be enough demand with the likely higher proportional fare for a non-stop ultra long flight to make it profitable. A few companies may be willing to spend the premium for key people traveling in profitable 1st/Biz from the NYC area and not have to change planes in D...

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by ltbewr
Tue Feb 06, 2018 12:27 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Since February 5th: Berlin Wall gone longer than it existed
Replies: 31
Views: 1122

Re: Since February 5th: Berlin Wall gone longer than it existed

Don't forget there was a 'soft' wall prior to the hard wall. The 'Wall' was put up as the numbers of defectors increased, I was in 2nd Grade when it went up, seeing on the TV news here in the USA those trying but getting shot at, sometimes murdered, going over the Wall in the early days. The install...

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by ltbewr
Sun Feb 04, 2018 9:38 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The water crisis in Cape Town
Replies: 3
Views: 377

Re: The water crisis in Cape Town

https://thewaterproject.org/water-crisi ... uth-africa
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This article suggests the problem is beyond Cape Town, part of a broader drought in the region, urbanization, stolen water access, pollution and other factors:
https://thewaterproject.org/water-crisi ... uth-africa

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by ltbewr
Sun Feb 04, 2018 12:31 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Your 2018 Superbowl predictions
Replies: 48
Views: 1262

Re: Your 2018 Superbowl predictions

Far too often, the NFL has held the Super Bowl in 'cold weather' locations as mainly to give money to owners who just did Billion Dollar $ stadiums. To me they should only be held in 'warm weather' locations like California, Phoenix, Houston, New Orleans and Florida.

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by ltbewr
Sun Feb 04, 2018 4:35 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Your 2018 Superbowl predictions
Replies: 48
Views: 1262

Re: Your 2018 Superbowl predictions

My hope is for the Eagles to win, but it may be a close final score with NEP's winning.

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by ltbewr
Sun Feb 04, 2018 4:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UPS announces order for 14 747-8F and 4 767F
Replies: 169
Views: 24113

Re: UPS announces order for 14 747-8F and 4 767F

The A380F is likely too big to fit at some airports while even the largest 747 is no problem. The A380's may require special loading/unloading equipment and the 747 doesn't and can use existing package cans and pallets efficiently, maybe not so much the A380. The 747's they are buying may be a bette...

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by ltbewr
Sat Feb 03, 2018 1:32 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump Declassifies the Nunes"Memo"
Replies: 81
Views: 2663

Re: Trump Declassifies the Nunes"Memo"

The FBI has a long and bad history of political bias and agenda, especially against the 'left'. This 'Memo' is just another example of trying to twist the FBI to continue that history. To get a FISA approval or extension of a wiretapping or other investigative Subpoena would take a lot more than a Y...

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by ltbewr
Sat Feb 03, 2018 12:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cape Town Int'l 3.8bn runway plan approved
Replies: 19
Views: 3076

Re: Cape Town Int'l 3.8bn runway plan approved

Yes, Cape Town is going through one of the worse crises a places can have - an extreme water shortage - but to expand and improve its airport is a long term, likely 5-7 year plan, and unlikely to be doing real construction for several years as a lot of planning, environmental studies, etc. need to b...

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by ltbewr
Fri Feb 02, 2018 11:53 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Dec.18 the ELD mandate for US truckers
Replies: 27
Views: 1716

Re: Dec.18 the ELD mandate for US truckers

One example of a problem with ELD's and recent backups was occurring at Port Newark/Elizabeth in NJ. Bad weather recently in the Midwest USA meant slow movements of trains and a lack of empty railcars to take out containers and not enough slack in trucks being available. It was taking 10 days to mov...

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by ltbewr
Fri Feb 02, 2018 4:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Subsurface Defect Led to Uncontained Engine Failure - 2016 AA 763 engine fire
Replies: 29
Views: 4575

Re: Subsurface Defect Led to Uncontained Engine Failure - 2016 AA 763 engine fire

Consider that such failures are so rare in recent years so when they happen they got a lot of attention (especially here). One has to wonder if someone just missed it during testing/scanning of it, if a flaw in the MX procedures, or as the preliminary report states, that limits in available tech fro...

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by ltbewr
Fri Feb 02, 2018 4:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Azur flight Moscow-Cuba diverts to ACY Jan. 31
Replies: 13
Views: 2095

Azur flight Moscow-Cuba diverts to ACY Jan. 31

An Azur flight from Moscow to Cuba on Wednesday, 1/31, made a diversion for low fuel into Atlantic City International Airport (ACY). Upon landing it was found the 767 had a fuel leak. The plane originally landed at 3 AM and pax had to wait until 7 PM for a replacement plane to arrive, finally leavin...

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by ltbewr
Wed Jan 31, 2018 3:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United denies boarding to an Emotional Support Peacock
Replies: 111
Views: 21611

Re: United denies boarding to an Emotional Support Peacock

ESA's and exemptions to them are not only as to aircraft. My building doesn't allow dogs for liability reasons but that lease cannot prevent an ESA. My next door apartment neighbor, the husband/father has serious and chronic medical problems and a doctor gave him a letter that would allow him to hav...

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by ltbewr
Mon Jan 29, 2018 7:05 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: German carmakers backed studies exposing people and monkeys to toxic car exhaust
Replies: 27
Views: 875

Re: German Auto Manufacturers Sponsored Gassing of People and Primates

As VW origins in the 1930's Nazi era policy in Germany to provide a 'people car', any hint of exposing humans and primates to excessive exhaust that can cause harm is going to be seen in the worst light, like using the term 'gassing' as Nazis who used it to commit genocide and mass murder. If VW did...

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by ltbewr
Mon Jan 29, 2018 2:15 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Pulling Life Support from Loved One
Replies: 19
Views: 1003

Re: Pulling Life Support from Loved One

I recall when my father passed away in 2007 at age 80 there were several critical circumstances and decisions made that made it better to deal with. He had a stoke in 2003 after an operation, likely due to an undiagnosed heart arrhythmia. While he recovered in part from the stoke with excellent ther...

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by ltbewr
Sun Jan 28, 2018 9:00 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: R.I.P. Mr IKEA
Replies: 13
Views: 680

Re: R.I.P. Mr IKEA

Of course the jokes are around about needing to assemble his casket (don't lose the special hex wrench !) Like many who live near an IKEA, I find myself going there a couple times of year. I have been going to the one near EWR since it opened in the early 1990's and the one in Paramus, NJ since it o...

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by ltbewr
Sun Jan 28, 2018 2:14 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What distance is too short for a plane but too far by car?
Replies: 173
Views: 19521

Re: What distance is too short for a plane but too far by car?

I agree 4-5 hours can be a break point, but there are a couple of other factors of plane vs. car/bus/train/ferry. Cost - for many driving a car they already have, assuming in good condition, or taking a bus or train may be cheaper, especially if on short notice or at holiday peak periods. A co-worke...

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by ltbewr
Fri Jan 26, 2018 2:54 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Net Neutrality explained
Replies: 9
Views: 386

Re: Net Neutrality explained

A company like Burger King and its franchisees likely spends millions a month on high speed internet access to connect their stores and distribution system, to monitor sales, for marketing on the internet and apps on smartphones and provide wi-fi to customers. Without Net Neutrality they and their f...

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by ltbewr
Thu Jan 25, 2018 12:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: what transatlantic markets could the 797/MOM open up?
Replies: 113
Views: 15446

Re: what transatlantic markets could the 797/MOM open up?

I wonder if this will be also made in pure freighter versions to eventually replace 757/767's ? I also suspect that as a widebody it would be able to handle quite a bit of non-pax freight as well and good on routes not optimum for the 787 or larger or smaller planes.

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by ltbewr
Thu Jan 25, 2018 11:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates Announces non stop flights to EWR
Replies: 126
Views: 16356

Re: Emirates Announces non stop flights to EWR

As others suggested, it will be an option for those going to/from India as well as good connections at both EWR and DXB especially to many cities directly not well served by other airlines out of EWR and not have to go to JFK.

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by ltbewr
Wed Jan 24, 2018 7:07 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Kentucky School Shooting Is 11th of Year. It’s Jan. 23.
Replies: 140
Views: 3732

Re: Kentucky School Shooting Is 11th of Year. It’s Jan. 23.

The much larger issues as to these school based shootings is bullying (including in social media) and mental illness. Add in easy access to guns, too much media including video games that encourages violence to resolve issues, poverty and economic inequality, not enough or no affordable access to he...

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by ltbewr
Wed Jan 24, 2018 7:01 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Van Hool to build U.S. factory
Replies: 14
Views: 823

Re: Van Hool to build U.S. factory

NJ Transit is has been one of the largest public transit operators of 'coach' type buses for decades, with 100's currently on order and being made by MCI, and well over 1000 in their fleet serving mainly from NYC and Philadelphia based routes throughout the state. Van Hool coming in may mean them as...

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by ltbewr
Wed Jan 24, 2018 6:56 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Tourism to U.S. declines
Replies: 42
Views: 1694

Re: Tourism to U.S. declines

Currency fluctuations, airfare and accommodation prices are more likely issues reducing some tourists to the USA more than President Trump. Where Trump might be discouraging visitors is from Mexico, Central and South America and some areas of the Carribbean due to fears of ICE. Some countries like V...

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by ltbewr
Wed Jan 24, 2018 1:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian starting EWR-ABJ-ADD flights
Replies: 6
Views: 1407

Re: Ethiopian starting EWR-ABJ-ADD flights

Makes sense due to the great connections all over the USA to EWR (mainly by UA).

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by ltbewr
Tue Jan 23, 2018 11:46 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: US government shuts down ...
Replies: 139
Views: 3897

Re: US government shuts down ...

The USA's immigration and related enforcement policy for decades has been a failure due to political pressures on politicians of both parties from the rich and corporations for cheap and exploitable labor and both parties pandering to immigrant ethnic groups to get votes from those that can vote. Th...

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by ltbewr
Mon Jan 22, 2018 6:22 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Tom Brady
Replies: 24
Views: 1126

Re: Tom Brady

I like to know what deal with the Devil Tom Brady made to be able to not only be such a great QB, but end up with a supermodel wife. Maybe the Eagles will be the grand finale in the game for Brady, why not leave in one piece and nothing more to accomplish.

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by ltbewr
Mon Jan 22, 2018 4:55 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump: A Terror Attack Would Help Me Politically ...
Replies: 14
Views: 870

Re: Trump: A Terror Attack Would Help Me Politically ...

Why didn't he play up bigger the Oct. 31 truck attack in NYC ? Most of the time Trump is more bluster than substance. It would have to be on the order of the Boston Marathon terror attack or 9/11 to trigger or 'help' him.

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by ltbewr
Mon Jan 22, 2018 2:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Possibility of AF,BA,LH sendng A380 to Moscow for 2018 World Cup
Replies: 15
Views: 2759

Re: Possibility of AF,BA,LH sendng A380 to Moscow for 2018 World Cup

More likely a few more direct/non-stop flights and/or larger planes used from major Western EC hubs not just to Moscow, but to other cities where WC events matches are being held. I wouldn't be surprised that SV and other Russian airlines will put pressure to limit additional flights or larger aircr...

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