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by sw733
Fri Jan 18, 2019 9:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkmenistan to Birmingham? Why?
Replies: 25
Views: 4710

Re: Turkmenistan to Birmingham? Why?

There are some odd routes that intrigue me as to why they exist. Most of these routes exist because of industry links or large migrant population. One route that I have not found an explanation for is ASB-BHX? AFAIK, there are no major business links between the two cities and no large Turkmen dias...

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by sw733
Fri Jan 18, 2019 2:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkmenistan to Birmingham? Why?
Replies: 25
Views: 4710

Re: Turkmenistan to Birmingham? Why?

I actually ended up on this flight a few years back somewhat unexpectedly, and I can assure you it's massively dominated by Punjabi's and (to a lesser extent...much lesser extent) other Indians.

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by sw733
Thu Jan 17, 2019 10:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 100
Views: 11471

Re: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2019

Doesn't SAS still run an A343 on ORD - CPH? I believe ORD - ARN is a 330 ORD-CPH has already switched over to an A330 (don't know the exact date). Occasionally SAS will sub the 340. I saw one last week. Off the top of my head, these carriers used the 340 to ORD Lufthansa 340 and 346 Iberia 340 and ...

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by sw733
Thu Jan 10, 2019 10:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines flight diversion leads to 30-hr nightmare for passengers
Replies: 94
Views: 14300

Re: Alaska Airlines flight diversion leads to 30-hr nightmare for passengers

Ziyulu wrote:
This was a VX plane. Does that change anything?


There's no such thing as a VX plane anymore

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by sw733
Thu Jan 10, 2019 9:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Widerøe DHC-8-200 down near Bodø?
Replies: 11
Views: 1790

Re: Widerøe DHC-8-200 down near Bodø?

MalevTU134 wrote:
Widerøe's website says it left SSJ at 21.30.


And arrived Bodo @ 2208

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by sw733
Fri Dec 28, 2018 7:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Has Delta Ever Run A Daylight ATL-LHR?
Replies: 70
Views: 11245

Re: Has Delta Ever Run A Daylight ATL-LHR?

They have not ever run a daylight flight from ATL-LHR. I have used AA's 9am out of ORD-LHR but connected inward from MCI which departed 610am ,so I had to get up at 3am, so it really put me in same "jet lag" condition as overnight flight. I do the 9am ORD-LHR frequently, also coming out o...

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by sw733
Fri Dec 21, 2018 2:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why does El Al not serve AMM or IST, but TK and RJ serve TLV?
Replies: 28
Views: 4258

Re: Why does El Al not serve AMM or IST, but TK and RJ serve TLV?

P.S. Do you agree that EK would jump at a DXB-TLV flight if such an impossible thing were to happen? They jump on everything, so probably. It would certainly be an interesting change to aviation dynamics in the region. Does anyone really expect that to happen in the next 50 years or so? Nope. 50 ye...

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by sw733
Fri Dec 21, 2018 2:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Green Africa Airways to order 100 B737 MAX8
Replies: 78
Views: 13416

Re: Green Africa Airways to order 100 B737 MAX8

I'm an African. I love Africa. I want Africa to succeed. But...

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by sw733
Mon Dec 17, 2018 10:53 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: EURO2020
Replies: 14
Views: 1104

Re: EURO2020

Why are Turkey and Kazakhstan in an European competition? And I never heard about a country called Kosovo. What a joke. Turkey is a partially European country. So is Kazakhstan. The majority of their land may be in Asia, but they are split. Same goes with Russia, for that matter. And on the flip si...

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by sw733
Mon Dec 17, 2018 10:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: African countries a no-show at open skies agreement signing
Replies: 26
Views: 5430

Re: African countries a no-show at open skies agreement signing

These developing countries lack air connectivity or even national airlines. While the scope and quality of their national airlines can be called in to question, many of them do, in fact, have national airlines - Chad does, Egypt does, Kenya does, Mozambique does, South Africa does, Zimbabwe does. G...

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by sw733
Mon Dec 17, 2018 10:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Fans buy ticket to meet their idol on airplane then request deboard, delaying everyone
Replies: 23
Views: 7398

Re: Fans buy ticket to meet their idol on airplane then request deboard, delaying everyone

Just K-Pop things...

I mean, I have to give them credit for the "lets split up between classes" thought. That's a good one.

But seriously...how ridiculous.

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by sw733
Mon Dec 17, 2018 5:01 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: New car suggestions
Replies: 12
Views: 839

Re: New car suggestions

I went from a 2003 Accord which I loved to a 2018 CR-V which I, so far, love. It has a few things I don't like about it, like most vehicles, but by-and-large it has been great so far. I like the looks of the CRV, features and comfort. The digital dash kills it for me. I really prefer analog. I test...

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by sw733
Mon Dec 17, 2018 4:49 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: New car suggestions
Replies: 12
Views: 839

Re: New car suggestions

I went from a 2003 Accord which I loved to a 2018 CR-V which I, so far, love. It has a few things I don't like about it, like most vehicles, but by-and-large it has been great so far.

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by sw733
Thu Dec 13, 2018 5:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest flight diverted due to human heart left on board
Replies: 58
Views: 8761

Re: Southwest flight diverted due to human heart left on board

The article (which may have been updated) says that there was an unrelated mechanical issue and a new plane was needed.

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by sw733
Wed Dec 12, 2018 7:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Actor sues AA over pinky stuck in seat
Replies: 18
Views: 4728

Re: Actor sues AA over pinky stuck in seat

azstar wrote:
When I was working for an international airline many years ago, a 97 year old passenger filed a lawsuit claiming a stewardess spilled hot coffee in his lap which discolored his penis and ruined his sex life. That is a true story.


No play for mister grey

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by sw733
Tue Dec 11, 2018 8:40 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Calif. Nuns Steal half a million to party up in SIN City
Replies: 11
Views: 1058

Re: Calif. Nuns Steal half a million to party up in SIN City

Read this as Singapore at first and thought...man, I've partied a LOT in Singapore, but it wouldn't be my first place to go for a purely party vibe.

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by sw733
Mon Dec 10, 2018 8:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LY Announces TLV-LAS
Replies: 57
Views: 9946

Re: LY Announces TLV-LAS

Always fun watching how religious morals hold up when they're pitted against cold hard cash. I know some very religious people who go to Vegas every other year, for a week, and don't drink or gamble. I didn't believe it until I saw it with my own eyes, but they truly use it as a way to see shows, h...

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by sw733
Mon Dec 10, 2018 8:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Oman Allows El Al Israeli Airlines to fly over its airspace.
Replies: 42
Views: 6565

Re: Oman Allows El Al Israeli Airlines to fly over its airspace.

Indians need a stamped Israeli visa on their passport in order to visit Israel and many Indians do visit Dubai and other gulf so won't they have a problem in entering those gulf countries with a stamped Israeli visa? No issues at all. Really? I had gone to Jordan and I thought to go Israel also but...

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by sw733
Wed Dec 05, 2018 7:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Oneworld adds Royal Air Maroc as its newest member
Replies: 141
Views: 34200

Re: Oneworld adds Royal Air Maroc as its newest member

I’ve only heard bad stories from people who flew with them, from cancelled flights to unscheduled stops promping serious delays. I have flown them many times - intra-Africa, Europe to Africa, and intra-Morocco. They're not my favorite, but I have some good experiences with them and some not-so-good...

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by sw733
Wed Dec 05, 2018 6:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Oneworld adds Royal Air Maroc as its newest member
Replies: 141
Views: 34200

Re: Oneworld adds Royal Air Maroc as its newest member

As a perennial OW Emerald flyer with family in Morocco and friends throughout West Africa, this makes me incredibly excited. I'm not the biggest RAM fan by any means, but this will personally make my life a lot easier...and that's all that matters, of course :) Super excited!

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by sw733
Tue Dec 04, 2018 5:18 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Best vacation you’ve ever been on?
Replies: 62
Views: 4139

Re: Best vacation you’ve ever been on?

New Zealand. And here's why - I go to New Zealand a lot for work...several times each year. But I had never taken a holiday to New Zealand. I was finally able to go, with my wife, and explore the country that I had been to so many times but had never truly seen aside from conference rooms. It was ni...

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by sw733
Tue Dec 04, 2018 3:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NYC to PEI (YYG)
Replies: 20
Views: 2319

Re: NYC to PEI (YYG)

There aren't lots of Americans going to PEI. According to Provincial statistics Americans represented about 8% of overnight visitor stays (fewer than 100K) YTD 3Q2018. That's overnights - so counting some visitors more than once. By comparison, Acadia National park in Maine got 3.5 million visitors...

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by sw733
Mon Dec 03, 2018 4:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA mulling move to LHR T5
Replies: 81
Views: 13264

Re: AA mulling move to LHR T5

Regarding T5D I was under the impression that it wasn't feasible without a major expansion of T5A which is effectively at capacity. Given the practice of holding all passengers at T5A until shortly before boarding, coupled with the trains to the adjacent concourses designed to only carry people in ...

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by sw733
Thu Nov 29, 2018 1:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest agent mocks child’s name
Replies: 147
Views: 10686

Re: Southwest agent mocks child’s name

Say what you want about the mom, or the kid's name...the ultimate guilt here is on the employee for uploading something to social media. Unacceptable.

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by sw733
Tue Nov 27, 2018 4:54 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Weirdest Connections You've Ever Made
Replies: 98
Views: 5185

Re: Weirdest Connections You've Ever Made

On a few occasions I've flown into DAL on WN, jumped in an uber to DFW and flown onward on AA. Sometimes you've gotta take advantage of those WN sale fares ya know? I've done that with MDW/ORD, and also within IAD when I wanted to get there on WN but go onwards to Europe on UA. All for personal tra...

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by sw733
Mon Nov 26, 2018 11:48 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Getting Drunk on a Plane
Replies: 67
Views: 10196

Re: Getting Drunk on a Plane

I’ve gotten buzzed to drunk many times on flights. I travel for a living and having a few drinks at the lounge and a few on the flight does wonders for me on a long haul overnight. But I’ve never caused a single issue. I just sit back, eat my meal, drink my drinks, watch my movies, and fall asleep.

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by sw733
Tue Nov 20, 2018 7:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Airlines Destinations
Replies: 4
Views: 823

Re: Southwest Airlines Destinations

I'm not exactly sure what the question is here...they have the number of planes they feel they need at this time, and the number of destinations that they feel are worthwhile and can be served by said planes.

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by sw733
Mon Nov 19, 2018 10:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA Continues DEN Expansion - New Flights to SRQ/VPS/PBI/PNS/BRO
Replies: 41
Views: 5481

Re: UA Continues DEN Expansion - New Flights to SRQ/VPS/PBI/PNS/BRO

Didn't realize that Palm Beach and Sarasota were spring break destinations. Spring Break is not always a positive thing for communities. Fort Lauderdale used to be a huge spring break destination in the 90s until the locals got fed up with the kids and forced town hall to crack down on the partying...

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by sw733
Mon Nov 19, 2018 8:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA Continues DEN Expansion - New Flights to SRQ/VPS/PBI/PNS/BRO
Replies: 41
Views: 5481

Re: UA Continues DEN Expansion - New Flights to SRQ/VPS/PBI/PNS/BRO

Looks like Spring Break destinations. Just what South Padre needs. More drunk college kids. The economy of South Padre would be very negatively impacted if drunk college kids stopped coming. Like them or not, they stay in accommodations, they eat meals, they buy beverages, they buy souvenirs and pa...

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by sw733
Mon Nov 19, 2018 7:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA Continues DEN Expansion - New Flights to SRQ/VPS/PBI/PNS/BRO
Replies: 41
Views: 5481

Re: UA Continues DEN Expansion - New Flights to SRQ/VPS/PBI/PNS/BRO

Looks like Spring Break destinations. Just what South Padre needs. More drunk college kids. The economy of South Padre would be very negatively impacted if drunk college kids stopped coming. Like them or not, they stay in accommodations, they eat meals, they buy beverages, they buy souvenirs and pa...

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by sw733
Wed Nov 14, 2018 10:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Eurowings and Wizz Air announce Castellón flights
Replies: 5
Views: 1205

Re: Eurowings and Wizz Air announce Castellón flights

holcakker wrote:
Ryanair flies between CDT and Poznan as well as FR 1910/1911.

Looking at Wiki, it appears Ryanair flies from CDT to only two places year-round - London and Poznan. I know little about Castellon and Polish travel habits, but that seems...interesting.

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by sw733
Wed Nov 14, 2018 7:59 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: MAGA "Build The Wall" Playset - Just in time for Christmas
Replies: 15
Views: 1525

Re: MAGA "Build The Wall" Playset - Just in time for Christmas

Damn I wish they showed the back of the box so I could zoom in and see what country it was made in...

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by sw733
Wed Nov 07, 2018 10:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: European destinations no longer served by DL
Replies: 59
Views: 7800

Re: European destinations no longer served by DL

I know I flew to Budapest and back at least twice on DL in the late 1990s, I believe from JFK.

Also know I flew DL from Kiev in late 2000s, also I believe to JFK

(I fly too much, I can barely remember what I flew last year let alone 10-20 years ago!)

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by sw733
Wed Nov 07, 2018 10:15 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Sessions Out as AG
Replies: 53
Views: 2264

Re: Sessions Out as AG

Trey Gowdy, while on the top of my list personally, has publicly said he wouldn't do it in the past and wants out of Washington. But if he would reconsider he'd be my top pick. . He could reopen the Benghazi investigations. ;) Ah yes, those poor lost American lives that no Republican has cared abou...

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by sw733
Wed Nov 07, 2018 10:13 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Sessions Out as AG
Replies: 53
Views: 2264

Re: Sessions Out as AG

The only Confederate monument that Trump was willing to take down... I'm in the "Kobach for AG" camp myself (not that I support it, but I think it will happen). I live in Kansas and was wondering why things went so smoothly last night and he conceded so easily, against all of his past BS t...

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by sw733
Wed Nov 07, 2018 2:25 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Republicans winning the midterms?
Replies: 213
Views: 11725

Re: Republicans winning the midterms?

It’s also why Democratic Socialist approved candidates went 0 for 8 in competitive areas. And I'm glad they did. I never understood Ocasio-Cortez's appeal as if she's a rock star. Her brand of far-left politics works for her district, but I've always advocated for more centrist policies elsewhere. ...

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by sw733
Wed Nov 07, 2018 2:08 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Republicans winning the midterms?
Replies: 213
Views: 11725

Re: Republicans winning the midterms?

AA747123 wrote:
Early voting results from Fox News are almost 3 republican voters to every 1 democrat. A huge red wave is coming tomorrow!

I guess it's time you find better news sources, though I'm sure you won't.

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by sw733
Tue Nov 06, 2018 2:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN at MDW - 2018
Replies: 13
Views: 2488

Re: WN at MDW - 2018

I am surprised that OKC has only 1 daily nonstop to MDW on WN when most of the similarly-sized markets that have nonstop service to MDW have at least 2 daily nonstops to MDW on WN. WN could increase OKC-MDW to at least 2 daily nonstops, and there are connecting opportunities at MDW to destinations ...

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by sw733
Mon Nov 05, 2018 4:58 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Future London to Africa routes...
Replies: 50
Views: 4636

Re: Future London to Africa routes...

I live in Windhoek. There was a rumour going around here some weeks back that it would be Windhoek-Harare-London. Maybe now via Accra. Hard to see both. Hard to see either... I could see Accra way more than Harare. The question is if they would continue a narrowbody up from ACC-LHR/LGW or replace t...

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by sw733
Mon Nov 05, 2018 4:55 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Future London to Africa routes...
Replies: 50
Views: 4636

Re: Future London to Africa routes...

LHR probably could not accommodate all of those routes, nor do all those airlines have cash sufficient to obtain the slots (I'd go as far as saying only TAAG and possibly Namibia have deep enough pockets, and the latter only barely) I personally don't see SW at LHR. They did do LGW for a while (usu...

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by sw733
Mon Nov 05, 2018 3:42 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Future London to Africa routes...
Replies: 50
Views: 4636

Re: Future London to Africa routes...

Will TAAG Angola Airlines be allowed to fly to London ? I believe they have restrictions on where they can fly because of their safety record ... I know they have had issues in the past, but I was under the impression that those were solved with the 777-300s they have. They do fly regularly to Lisb...

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by sw733
Mon Nov 05, 2018 2:41 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Future London to Africa routes...
Replies: 50
Views: 4636

Re: Future London to Africa routes...

LHR probably could not accommodate all of those routes, nor do all those airlines have cash sufficient to obtain the slots (I'd go as far as saying only TAAG and possibly Namibia have deep enough pockets, and the latter only barely) I personally don't see SW at LHR. They did do LGW for a while (usu...

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by sw733
Mon Nov 05, 2018 2:39 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Future London to Africa routes...
Replies: 50
Views: 4636

Re: Future London to Africa routes...

Will TAAG Angola Airlines be allowed to fly to London ? I believe they have restrictions on where they can fly because of their safety record ... I know they have had issues in the past, but I was under the impression that those were solved with the 777-300s they have. They do fly regularly to Lisb...

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by sw733
Fri Nov 02, 2018 2:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JAL pilot 8 times over the limit at LHR
Replies: 101
Views: 18928

Re: JAL pilot 8 times over the limit at LHR

lavalampluva wrote:
How did he find the airport!!?

He got on the bus...and incidentally I believe it was the bus driver who alerted authorities as to the situation.

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by sw733
Thu Nov 01, 2018 2:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Baggage handler rides in cargo MCIORD
Replies: 37
Views: 8230

Re: AA Baggage handler rides in cargo MCIORD

evank516 wrote:
MCIRNO wrote:
Drunk or not, I wonder at what point he realized he was going for a ride...


Probably when he heard the engines spool up. At least he had some luggage surrounding him to keep him nice and comfy.


At least it was a short flight, too. Good thing he wasn't in the MCI-MIA aircraft!

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by sw733
Fri Oct 26, 2018 11:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BrewDog launching one tine London to Columbus flight.
Replies: 51
Views: 7597

Re: BrewDog launching one tine London to Columbus flight.

I just ran through a list of every craft brewery in Ohio and didn't recognize any of them. The the point of craft brewing. Make a crappy beer that only a handful of people like and buy so they can call themselves special. Ill take my Bud Light (where I know how it will taste anywhere in the world) ...

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by sw733
Fri Oct 26, 2018 8:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BrewDog launching one tine London to Columbus flight.
Replies: 51
Views: 7597

Re: BrewDog launching one tine London to Columbus flight.

Only 200 and something seats on a 767 so I’m sure they’ll have no trouble filling it, Brits like visiting the USA and they love beer more than any other nation on Earth. Why not? Per Capita, the UK is actually only #25 when it comes to beer consumption. 2016 list was: 1) Czech Republic 2) Namibia (...

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by sw733
Fri Oct 19, 2018 3:38 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Now: gender-neutral marketing for tissues!
Replies: 74
Views: 3027

Re: Now: gender-neutral marketing for tissues!

I'm guessing it has to do with crazy liberals thinking each one us are special and unique...because apparently that's a bad thing? More like kids who cannot be criticised or reprimanded, and who need their safe spaces to protect them from the real world? If you're going to prohibit your kids watchi...

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by sw733
Fri Oct 19, 2018 3:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta adds ATL-ONT
Replies: 40
Views: 4739

Re: Delta adds ATL-ONT

727LOVER wrote:
I flew ATL-ONT on DL back in 2006 on a 757....when was it dropped?


I believe there were 3 or 4x daily 757 flights. Last time I took it was...2010ish? I don't remember exactly.

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by sw733
Fri Oct 19, 2018 2:36 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Now: gender-neutral marketing for tissues!
Replies: 74
Views: 3027

Re: Now: gender-neutral marketing for tissues!

Someone who is all up in arms about mansize tissues going away? :D Snowflakes up in arms about anything? :rotfl: Now that would be something . . . :eyepopping: Still waiting on your definition of snowflake. I'm guessing it has to do with crazy liberals thinking each one us are special and unique......

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