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by sw733
Fri Feb 16, 2018 7:33 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Next cities to be granted NBA expansion teams
Replies: 14
Views: 691

Re: Next cities to be granted NBA expansion teams

I always wondered why St. Louis didn't have an NBA team (they had the Hawks a long time ago). If not St. Louis why not Kansas City. Missouri can support, two MLB teams, an NFL franchise and an NHL franchise. You'd think the NBA could fit in there somewhere. Memphis and Oklahoma City have the NBA, b...

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by sw733
Wed Feb 14, 2018 4:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EK & Kinshasa
Replies: 6
Views: 906

Re: EK & Kinshasa

Flydubai announces daily flights to Kinshasa starting from April 15. http://gulfnews.com/business/aviation/flydubai-to-start-flights-to-kinshasa-1.2173623 When do they get the MAXes? They'll need them if they're interested in making the route nonstop in the future. They've already started getting t...

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by sw733
Mon Feb 05, 2018 9:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Brussels Airlines ordered to cut flights to DRC
Replies: 17
Views: 4599

Re: Brussels Airlines ordered to cut flights to DRC

drdisque wrote:
Obviously DRC is being protectionist of their own longhaul airline that flies to Europe. ;)


Ugh, so true. As an African myself, I am sick and tired of seeing this kind of thing happening on my continent. It only ends up hurting the country, the local businesses, and the people.

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by sw733
Tue Jan 30, 2018 9:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will Jacksonville Ever see TransAtlantic Flights?
Replies: 148
Views: 10809

Re: Will Jacksonville Ever see TransAtlantic Flights?

"Ever" is a long time. But I don't see it happening anytime soon. Comparing PVD to JAX is a bit unfair. PVD is able to grab people from Massachusetts and Connecticut, in addition to Rhode Island, who may look for a cheaper flight to Europe. Plus, the aircraft that serves PVD from Europe ca...

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by sw733
Wed Jan 24, 2018 12:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: China Airlines announces TPE-ONT service
Replies: 182
Views: 22074

Re: China Airlines announces TPE-ONT service

Bumping this and stealing a link from another poster (dc10lover): https://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/china-airlines-now-planning-daily-service-between-ontario-and-taiwan-300587162.html?tc=portal_CAP Looks like the demand exceed expectation and they are planning to go daily on this route. CI i...

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by sw733
Fri Jan 19, 2018 2:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PAL announces A321neo routes, up to 8 hours to Australia
Replies: 65
Views: 11508

Re: PAL announces A321neo routes, up to 8 hours to Australia

Wow 8 hrs in a nb is going to be rough... maybe long range nb isnt that great of an idea afterall... It is more about the chair you are sitting in, which can be the same as in a WB. I think it depends on the person. I've flown the (I believe now defunct) Privatair IAH-AMS flight on a narrowbody and...

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by sw733
Thu Jan 18, 2018 10:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MH122 SYD-KUL (9M-MTM) diverts to ASP after engine shut down in flight
Replies: 43
Views: 6575

Re: MH122 divertes to ASP

anplatinum wrote:
Broome, an hours bus ride from DCN, also has lots of accommodation. Also Broome airport has a 7700 ft runway which would have been adequate to land an A330.


Alice Springs still offers significantly more options as far as accommodation and onward flights to the largest cities of Australia.

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by sw733
Thu Jan 18, 2018 10:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MH122 SYD-KUL (9M-MTM) diverts to ASP after engine shut down in flight
Replies: 43
Views: 6575

Re: MH122 divertes to ASP

I suspect the contained single engine failure wasn't catastrophic, as some passengers were reported saying, and given that circumstance, Alice Springs has accommodation to cater for the passengers until replacement aircraft arrives. Yep, this is what I would expect. Unless it's a "get down IMM...

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by sw733
Tue Jan 16, 2018 7:31 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Economists agree: Trump, not Obama, gets credit for economy
Replies: 144
Views: 4381

Re: Economists agree: Trump, not Obama, gets credit for economy

NoTime wrote:
Not that it'll change any minds around here, but...


Damn right it wont...bring me a good source and we'll talk.

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by sw733
Tue Jan 16, 2018 7:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Body found on HNL runway
Replies: 31
Views: 12813

Re: Body found on HNL runway

If a stowaway, one would assume Philippines and China may be the most likely candidates based on nonstop destinations from HNL. But, as mentioned, could come from anywhere, even within the US. Also, we have seen cases where the body doesn't come out on the first flight...for example, the stowaway cl...

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by sw733
Mon Jan 15, 2018 3:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spirit Airlines Complaints Down, More Flights On Time Than American Or United
Replies: 19
Views: 2634

Re: Spirit Airlines Complaints Down, More Flights On Time Than American Or United

Good to hear that NK is striving to make improvements to be more pax happy and reduce the effects of the ULCC stereotype. But the 28-inch pitch is enough to keep me away. The few times I've flown them, I've always popped for the Big Front Seat and still come in cheaper than any other airline. Haven...

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by sw733
Tue Jan 09, 2018 8:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MCI announcement 1/9-Icelandair announces KEF-MCI
Replies: 136
Views: 11518

Re: MCI announcement 1/9-Icelandair announces KEF-MCI

So excited by this that I saw the announcement, immediately checked my schedule, and just now booked myself on the first MCI-KEF flight! Selfishly, I am so happy it's Icelandair instead of WOW... Never thought I would see the day! Dumb question but does MCI have catering facilities that can prepare ...

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by sw733
Fri Jan 05, 2018 8:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 10/22/2017: AS Adds PHX-SFO,EW MCO-DUS, F9 Big Summer Schedule Change, VR Closes PVD
Replies: 74
Views: 12403

Re: AS starting SFO-PHX

It's for Spring Training for Major League Baseball. Interesting. I wonder - are there other routes like this that exist just for spring training? I know PHX has both A's (in Mesa) and Giants (Scottsdale) spring training Half of MLB does spring training in the PHX area. The other half has spring tra...

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by sw733
Fri Jan 05, 2018 7:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 10/22/2017: AS Adds PHX-SFO,EW MCO-DUS, F9 Big Summer Schedule Change, VR Closes PVD
Replies: 74
Views: 12403

Re: AS starting SFO-PHX

rajincajun01 wrote:
It's for Spring Training for Major League Baseball.

Interesting. I wonder - are there other routes like this that exist just for spring training? I know PHX has both A's (in Mesa) and Giants (Scottsdale) spring training

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by sw733
Thu Dec 28, 2017 1:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Who flies the A340 to the U.S.
Replies: 65
Views: 10487

Re: Who flies the A340 to the U.S.

Northwest1988 wrote:
Does Lufthansa still fly them to CLT?

At least in winter, no.

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by sw733
Wed Dec 27, 2017 3:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NH175 LAX-NRT returning to LAX due to a passenger being onboard who shouldnt be onboard
Replies: 94
Views: 19170

Re: NH175 LAX-NRT returning to LAX due to a passenger being onboard who shouldnt be onboard

A couple of points to make: 1. It's always interesting to figure out how something like this happened. A lot of factors need to line up before an aircraft takes off with someone onboard who shouldn't be. As others have noticed, the Gate Agents have to slip up somehow, but once onboard the plane, th...

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by sw733
Fri Dec 22, 2017 2:03 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: TV-series that went on for too long?
Replies: 107
Views: 5347

Re: TV-series that went on for too long?

The Walking Dead is perhaps the single best example of this in recent times for me. As echoed before (but I must put in another vote because it's just so bad) - the show used to be phenomenal, but holy cow it is just the same crap over and over and over and over. At least that's what I hear - once t...

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by sw733
Fri Dec 22, 2017 1:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spirit will launch flights to Guaiaquil and Haiti
Replies: 10
Views: 1167

Re: Spirit will launch flights to Guaiaquil and Haiti

What core NK customers are flying them to SA? That sounds absolutely painful to me. I guess if NK can make these routes work out of FLL, then WN won’t have a problem at all. I would say NK fits perfectly with many of the immigrant communities who may be simply looking for a cheap fare to get "...

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by sw733
Thu Dec 21, 2017 9:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spirit and Latin America the Caribbean and Mexico
Replies: 23
Views: 2791

Re: Spirit and Latin America the Caribbean and Mexico

Do you mean connecting northern cities nonstop in to Caribbean/Mexico? They definitely do a very good job of offering routes to those area, albeit mostly from the southern US. To be honest, though, many of these routes are not quite vacation-related and are rather O&D related. Seems as though th...

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by sw733
Thu Dec 21, 2017 7:34 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Success of President Donald Trump
Replies: 809
Views: 31035

Re: The Success of President Donald Trump

Mortyman wrote:
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Interesting list, was trying to find the full list of countries and how they voted. Thanks for sharing.

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by sw733
Thu Dec 21, 2017 6:40 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Success of President Donald Trump
Replies: 809
Views: 31035

Re: The Success of President Donald Trump

Latest: The UN rejects Trump's Jerusalem decision 128 member countries voted to criticize the United States recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. Nine countries voted against the resolution, while 35 countries refused to vote. Pretty much a big slap in the face for Trump and that vile ...

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by sw733
Thu Dec 21, 2017 4:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spirit Announces FLL-CAP
Replies: 3
Views: 801

Re: Spirit Announces FLL-CAP

I feel like they'll practically be able to print money on this route with their business model.

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by sw733
Thu Dec 21, 2017 2:26 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Tax reform win.
Replies: 318
Views: 13323

Re: Tax reform win.

What is all this going to do to the deficit that the GOP care so deeply about? (you know, the one they shut down the gov over a few years ago). Very little when they start cutting expenses that actually matter to the average American to balance it out. I'm sure most people don't give a shit about t...

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by sw733
Thu Dec 21, 2017 2:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TAP announces new routes for 2018
Replies: 75
Views: 17569

Re: TAP announces new routes for 2018

VCEflyboy wrote:
Nouakchott I had to google. Who flies there? UN peace keepers?

There isn't a UN peacekeeping mission in Mauritania so...I would say no. Why would you assume that?

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by sw733
Wed Dec 20, 2017 1:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TAP announces new routes for 2018
Replies: 75
Views: 17569

Re: TAP announces new routes for 2018

Nouakchott is very, very interesting. For Europe, we'll now have Paris, Istanbul, and Lisbon from various European airlines. Not bad.

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by sw733
Mon Dec 18, 2017 10:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New B737 TATL flight : Paris to St Pierre
Replies: 44
Views: 8754

Re: New B737 TATL flight : Paris to St Pierre

COSPN wrote:
Only French carriers can do “domestic “ flights right ?

I've flown Easyjet domestically in France. They're definitely not a French carrier. Not sure if they have French registered aircraft?

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by sw733
Mon Dec 18, 2017 8:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New B737 TATL flight : Paris to St Pierre
Replies: 44
Views: 8754

Re: New B737 TATL flight : Paris to St Pierre

NichCage wrote:
St. Pierre's runway is basically 6,000 feet, not enough for a 737 to fly to and from Europe.


I have a feeling they've done the maths at some point

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by sw733
Tue Dec 12, 2017 3:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Parent/Mother claims Spirit threw her off for Breastfeeding her 2 year old
Replies: 47
Views: 6167

Re: Parent/Mother claims Spirit threw her off for Breastfeeding her 2 year old

VirginFlyer wrote:
AirbusMDCFAN wrote:
Parent/Mother

Aren't the two generally mutually inclusive?

V/F


Not all parents are mothers, but all mothers are parents.

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by sw733
Tue Dec 12, 2017 3:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA615 Dub-LHR operated by 747-400
Replies: 11
Views: 3902

Re: BA615 Dub-LHR operated by 747-400

jimmy9irons wrote:
That’s a big up gauge for BA615 - nice surprise for those passengers!


I'm sure most casual passengers really don't care, to be honest. We all might (heck, even I probably wouldn't!), but I don't think most would.

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by sw733
Tue Dec 12, 2017 3:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CZ A380 almost off the runway due to unbalanced thrust
Replies: 61
Views: 20744

Re: CZ A380 almost off the runway due to unbalanced thrust

They can't be that bad - There has been very few if not zero, fatal crashes in recent times. There are a lot of them that are pretty bad. Not all, of course, and there are some who are really great pilots. But there are a lot who are not. No idea about these pilots, or exactly what happened to caus...

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by sw733
Tue Dec 12, 2017 3:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CZ A380 almost off the runway due to unbalanced thrust
Replies: 61
Views: 20744

Re: CZ A380 almost off the runway due to unbalanced thrust

Given the Chinese culture's desire to save face at any cost, doubt it. There is a book out there called "flying upside down" that details what it is like to fly in China. Half this board should read it for a cold dose of reality. I'm very familiar with Chinese aviation as I have lived the...

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by sw733
Tue Dec 12, 2017 3:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CZ A380 almost off the runway due to unbalanced thrust
Replies: 61
Views: 20744

Re: CZ A380 almost off the runway due to unbalanced thrust

Just some 250 hour wonder with 5 failed checkrides at the controls of an airplane he shouldn't touch for another 20 years. Is there evidence to back this claim? Given the Chinese culture's desire to save face at any cost, doubt it. There is a book out there called "flying upside down" tha...

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by sw733
Tue Dec 12, 2017 2:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CZ A380 almost off the runway due to unbalanced thrust
Replies: 61
Views: 20744

Re: CZ A380 almost off the runway due to unbalanced thrust

Varsity1 wrote:
Just some 250 hour wonder with 5 failed checkrides at the controls of an airplane he shouldn't touch for another 20 years.

Is there evidence to back this claim?

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by sw733
Fri Dec 08, 2017 8:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CONFIRMED: British Airways to expand BA CityFlyer with two additional E190’s
Replies: 9
Views: 2733

Re: CONFIRMED: British Airways to expand BA CityFlyer with two additional E190’s

Great! I love the brand. I'm a quasi-regular (well, like 5x yearly on each, so maybe not...) on the LCY-RTM and LCY-ZRH routes and love them with all my heart. Great operation, great aircraft.

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by sw733
Tue Dec 05, 2017 6:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nolinor to put a 41 years old 737-200 in service in 2018
Replies: 40
Views: 9533

Re: Nolinor to put a 41 years old 737-200 in service in 2018

1989worstyear wrote:
They don't build 'em like they used to - that's what crack and hip hop "culture" will do to a country.


What in the ever loving hell are you talking about?

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by sw733
Mon Nov 20, 2017 5:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SkyWest in Fort Collins, CO (FNL)???
Replies: 7
Views: 1301

Re: SkyWest in Fort Collins, CO (FNL)???

Not that I'm aware of...I know Allegiant served it a few years back but not sure if anyone else has recently.

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by sw733
Sat Nov 18, 2017 12:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA adding DFW-KEF
Replies: 171
Views: 19044

Re: AA adding DFW-KEF

WOW is already in SFO and LAX. My point was that one airline, with one route, does not connect all of southern California to Iceland/Europe. Then make your point clearer in the first place, rather than being highly cryptic.....we don’t have crystal balls and are not all mind readers. I was pretty c...

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by sw733
Fri Nov 17, 2017 10:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Helicopter and aircraft mid-air crash near Aylesbury in U.K.
Replies: 12
Views: 5178

Re: Helicopter and aircraft mid-air crash near Aylesbury in U.K.

Just started my PPL at nearby Oxford airport. I have a lesson tomorrow in a 152. Really puts the risks of flying into perspective for me. So sad for the friends and family of the victims. :( Everything has a risk, mate. I wouldn't expect seeing a traffic accident on the way to the airport to put th...

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by sw733
Fri Nov 17, 2017 9:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA adding DFW-KEF
Replies: 171
Views: 19044

Re: AA adding DFW-KEF

All of this 75 range talk is making me nostalgic when I tested my UA loyalty in 2013 by trying to fly EWR-ARN TATL monthly on UA metal! Oh, the good old days... so "good" there was even a flyertalk thread attempting to document all of the fuel stops: https://www.flyertalk.com/forum/united...

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by sw733
Fri Nov 17, 2017 9:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA adding DFW-KEF
Replies: 171
Views: 19044

Re: AA adding DFW-KEF

toxtethogrady wrote:
sw733 wrote:
toxtethogrady wrote:
West Coast-KEF is already served. The catchment is going to be limited to the Midwest.


Already served by whom?


WOW is already in SFO and LAX.


My point was that one airline, with one route, does not connect all of southern California to Iceland/Europe.

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by sw733
Wed Nov 15, 2017 8:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS starting SEA-PIT
Replies: 60
Views: 7727

Re: AS starting SEA-PIT

If you ever arrived in SEA between 7:30p and 10p, the place is a mad house! I never said it wasn't, but looking at tonight's flights during those times, aside from what I mentioned (PNW/Western Canada/Alaska), it's a lot of: SoCal (possibly getting some connections but it's quite a bit out of the w...

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by sw733
Wed Nov 15, 2017 7:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS starting SEA-PIT
Replies: 60
Views: 7727

Re: AS starting SEA-PIT

Just in time for low season in Seattle! What kind of connections do these times allow? Not much other than within the Pacific NW/British Columbia/Alaska. But they must feel there's a pretty good O&D market. If you ever arrived in SEA between 7:30p and 10p, the place is a mad house! I never said...

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by sw733
Wed Nov 15, 2017 7:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS starting SEA-PIT
Replies: 60
Views: 7727

Re: AS starting SEA-PIT

Saw on Facebook that AS is starting SEA-PIT. Starts Sept. 6 2018. Daily 737. Dept SEA 8:25am arrive PIT 4:10pm Dept PIT 5:20pm arrive SEA 7:50pm Source: https://newsroom.alaskaair.com/2017-11-15-Alaska-Airlines-to-fly-the-only-nonstop-flight-from-Seattle-to-Pittsburgh Just in time for low season in...

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by sw733
Wed Nov 15, 2017 7:33 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: EWR Barack H Obama Airport
Replies: 80
Views: 5781

Re: EWR Barack H Obama Airport

rta wrote:
sw733 wrote:
What possible connection does Obama have to New Jersey or NYC?


Being president of the country of which the aforementioned areas are a part of?


Seems more fitting to name ORD/MDW/HNL after him...

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by sw733
Wed Nov 15, 2017 7:32 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Moore wins in AL runoff. What next?
Replies: 717
Views: 25229

Re: Moore wins in AL runoff. What next?

I see that the Bill Clinton defense is not an argument out of thin air, it's the official Fox/GOP rebuttal of the Roy Moore story. Reminds me of the discussions I've had with many Trump supporters who, when I say he needs to be investigated to the fullest, come back with "yeah but what about H...

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by sw733
Wed Nov 15, 2017 7:27 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: EWR Barack H Obama Airport
Replies: 80
Views: 5781

Re: EWR Barack H Obama Airport

What possible connection does Obama have to New Jersey or NYC?

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by sw733
Wed Nov 15, 2017 5:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Major Air Service Announcement for PIT 11/15/17
Replies: 38
Views: 4107

Re: Major Air Service Announcement for PIT 11/15/17

Is this a foretelling of Amazon HQ2 coming to the PIT region? My guess is the area could use that sort of economic shot in the arm... Seems awfully soon after the proposal due date to already have a route ready to go. Plus, it doesn't matter how much PIT wants a nonstop to SEA (or the moon, for tha...

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by sw733
Wed Nov 15, 2017 5:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA adding DFW-KEF
Replies: 171
Views: 19044

Re: AA adding DFW-KEF

West Coast-KEF is already served. The catchment is going to be limited to the Midwest. Already served by whom? There will be a good amount of people who would rather travel by AA rather than WOW. Folks in places like Los Angeles (with a large OneWorld frequent flier base) will probably be very draw...

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by sw733
Wed Nov 15, 2017 3:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA adding DFW-KEF
Replies: 171
Views: 19044

Re: AA adding DFW-KEF

West Coast-KEF is already served. The catchment is going to be limited to the Midwest. Already served by whom? There will be a good amount of people who would rather travel by AA rather than WOW. Folks in places like Los Angeles (with a large OneWorld frequent flier base) will probably be very draw...

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by sw733
Tue Nov 14, 2017 4:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA adding DFW-KEF
Replies: 171
Views: 19044

Re: AA adding DFW-KEF

Well...wow...didn't see that one coming.

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