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by bgm
Fri May 26, 2017 7:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: POLITICO: Laptop Ban "Imminent". Asia Too?
Replies: 44
Views: 3398

Re: POLITICO: Laptop Ban "Imminent". Asia Too?

seahawk wrote:
Easy, if you want to bring a laptop, you need to buy a checked bag and an optional insurance for electronic devices. Win-Win for the airline industry.


Good luck finding an insurance policy that covers electronics checked in luggage.

Lose-lose for everyone.

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by bgm
Wed May 24, 2017 6:30 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: White Neo-Nazi converts to Islam, then kills fellow Nazis for disrespecting Muslims
Replies: 8
Views: 356

Re: White Neo-Nazi converts to Islam, then kills fellow Nazis for disrespecting Muslims

I see my signature is still standing strong... :duck:

Francoflier wrote:
Crucially, this demonstrates that the basis of extremism and terrorism does not depend on political or religious motives.


Exactly. Well said. :checkmark:

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by bgm
Sat May 20, 2017 8:08 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Most hilarious twitter accounts
Replies: 13
Views: 657

Re: Most hilarious twitter accounts

https://twitter.com/realdonaldtrump


This one is also good, although nothing like the real deal as mentioned above. ;)

https://twitter.com/Donalds_Diary
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scbriml wrote:
This one is hilarious...

https://twitter.com/realdonaldtrump


This one is also good, although nothing like the real deal as mentioned above. ;)

https://twitter.com/Donalds_Diary

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by bgm
Fri May 19, 2017 7:51 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Traveling with Dual Citizenship
Replies: 8
Views: 549

Re: Traveling with Dual Citizenship

You should use the passport required for the destination at checkin as that's what will be entered into the system. For example, flying to Germany, you should check in using your German passport. The US has no exit control, so there shouldn't be a problem. Vice versa when you check in for your fligh...

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by bgm
Thu May 18, 2017 4:18 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Washington Post: Trump revealed highly classified information to Russian foreign minister and ambassador
Replies: 209
Views: 4669

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

I'm still waiting for proof that Trump is disloyal or improper. Where have you been since Jan 20? :roll: The ruling class/deep state wants Trump out, that is all I am learning here. I think it is because many of Trump's supporters are lower class Americans. And many people believe only higher statu...

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by bgm
Wed May 17, 2017 5:29 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Washington Post: Trump revealed highly classified information to Russian foreign minister and ambassador
Replies: 209
Views: 4669

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

If Pence becomes President, it will be Na Na Na Na Hey Hey ey Goodbye to white house, forever. Where exactly did you get your degrees from? I feel it is my fiduciary duty to alert my HR staff accordingly. At a university that doesn't believe in the use of the definite article. They do however speci...

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by bgm
Wed May 17, 2017 5:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AV Industry: Expanding Ban On Laptops Would Cost Travelers $1 Billion
Replies: 54
Views: 3440

Re: AV Industry: Expanding Ban On Laptops Would Cost Travelers $1 Billion

I think regardless of politics and world policy the idea of putting 300+ lithium batteries in the hold of an aircraft where nobody can get to them for 8+ hours is quite scary/concerning. How is it any different than the cabin? The Cargo holds have real fire suppression, the cabin has a tiny FA oper...

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by bgm
Wed May 17, 2017 5:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AV Industry: Expanding Ban On Laptops Would Cost Travelers $1 Billion
Replies: 54
Views: 3440

Re: AV Industry: Expanding Ban On Laptops Would Cost Travelers $1 Billion

"Those who would give up essential Liberty, to purchase a little temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety" -Benjamin Franklin EXACTLY!. All that you say and quote is good rhetoric. However! None of you lost anybody during 9-11 and None of you did anything after 9-11 so your op...

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by bgm
Thu May 11, 2017 6:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS wins 10th straight JD Power Award
Replies: 29
Views: 2330

Re: AS wins 10th straight JD Power Award

Max Q wrote:
Good for Alaska, they run a great operation. I remember the days when we at Continental received those regularly.


Before we were 'tarred and feathered' with United !


Jess Smisek wasn't from Continental?

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by bgm
Wed May 10, 2017 7:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS wins 10th straight JD Power Award
Replies: 29
Views: 2330

Re: AS wins 10th straight JD Power Award

Congrats to AS and WN, both fine airlines. Well deserved IMO. :champagne:

Shocked to see UA trailing the other 2 majors.... lol I guess beating up your passengers knocks a few points off your score. :spin:

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by bgm
Wed May 10, 2017 6:00 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Donald Trump to FBI Director James Comey: "You're Fired!"
Replies: 195
Views: 4355

Re: Donald Trump to FBI Director James Comey: "You're Fired!"

Okie wrote:
Looking like Trey Gowdy for a replacement?

Okie


Please no, not Draco Malfoy.

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by bgm
Tue May 09, 2017 3:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA employees to get new uniforms.
Replies: 36
Views: 5542

Re: UA employees to get new uniforms.

727200 wrote:
Uh, your were on a boat; who were you going to impress, the other crew members and some fish?


Have you seen the current UA uniforms? It'd probably be better if only fish who saw it. :duck:

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by bgm
Tue May 09, 2017 3:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN Cutover to ALTEA Tomorrow
Replies: 43
Views: 6275

Re: WN Cutover to ALTEA Tomorrow

Good luck, WN! Altea is a great system.

Hopefully they won't end up like UA did when they regressed back to SHARES. The US/AA method seems to be a much better approach.

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by bgm
Tue May 09, 2017 2:51 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Healthiness in Airline Food in the USA
Replies: 7
Views: 439

Re: Healthiness in Airline Food in the USA

FriscoHeavy wrote:
A meal or two on a flight isn't going to change your waste line. Enjoy the unhealthy food once in a while.


It's amazing how poor spelling can change the meaning of a sentence. But enough about your bowel movements.. :duck:

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by bgm
Mon May 08, 2017 4:25 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Centrist Macron is the next French President
Replies: 115
Views: 2345

Re: Centrist Macron is the next French President

Happy and relieved that France did not follow the shitshow in the UK, not to mention the mother of all clusterf**ks in the US.

Félicitations :champagne:

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by bgm
Sat May 06, 2017 7:09 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Attempts At Limiting Speech By The Current Administration
Replies: 60
Views: 1569

Re: Attempts At Limiting Speech By The Current Administration

And his Chief Of Staff has confirmed they are looking at ways at changing the First Amendment. http://theweek.com/speedreads/695695/reince-priebus-admits-trump-administration-looked-into-changing-first-amendment A dictator in the making. Did you say that when the Obama administration spied on the A...

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by bgm
Thu Apr 27, 2017 4:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United outlines changes to make flying "friendly" again
Replies: 99
Views: 8251

Re: United outlines changes to make flying "friendly" again

Lipstick on a fugly pig. Is that the best you can do, UA? Disappointed, but not surprised. To put in their manifesto words to the effect: 'ok, we won't beat up any more self-loading cargo- promise!' The thing that needs to change is the rotten culture with their rotten employees. Once that is fixed,...

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by bgm
Wed Apr 26, 2017 1:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Man Fakes Hijacking To Avoid Vacation With Girlfriend
Replies: 4
Views: 1307

Re: MAN FAKES HIJACKING TO AVOID VACATION WITH GIRLFRIEND

Why is the title written in caps?

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by bgm
Wed Apr 26, 2017 7:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why many flight attendant in the US are very not customer friendly?
Replies: 79
Views: 9866

Re: Why many flight attendant in the US are very not customer friendly?

So a handful of stories means many FA's in the US? Did you know that there approximately 100,000 flight attendants in the US, if not more? "US carriers are widely regarded for their excellent customer service" ...said no one ever. :duck: I think it's the rotten culture in the US airline i...

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by bgm
Tue Apr 25, 2017 6:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US reportedly considering banning electronics from UK and other European countries
Replies: 265
Views: 28462

Re: Us Considers Cabin Electronics Ban on Flights from the UK & EU

I have just held back from booking a two week break to Florida. As if this ban goes ahead I will not travel to the USA. Why? How would this discommode your trip? By having to risk losing/damaging thousands of dollars worth of electronic equipment that would have to be checked in. US baggage handler...

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by bgm
Tue Apr 25, 2017 5:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US reportedly considering banning electronics from UK and other European countries
Replies: 265
Views: 28462

Re: US reportedly considering banning electronics from UK

If your business is that important to your company, a workaround will be found. Upload files to the cloud or put them on a thumb drive and use a computer locally at the other end, for example. And if you're taking a laptop on vacation, you're doing it wrong. If you absolutely cannot fly without you...

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by bgm
Sun Apr 23, 2017 7:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Should US allow foreign owned domestic airlines?
Replies: 161
Views: 8724

Re: Should US allow foreign owned domestic airlines?

Southwest: 723 aircraft Ryanair: 379 aircraft. Not even in the same ballpark. Ryanair is about the size of Alaska Airlines. Ryanair: 386 Alaska: 158 To throw your words right back at you: "Not even in the same ballpark" Are your AS numbers from 1995? Alaska Airlines Group: A319: 10 A320: ...

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by bgm
Sun Apr 23, 2017 7:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Should US allow foreign owned domestic airlines?
Replies: 161
Views: 8724

Re: Should US allow foreign owned domestic airlines?

Good job finding runway excursions from a decade ago. Colgan Air 3407 (remarkably similar to AF447) Less than a decade ( 2009 ) FedEx 80 in NRT (to name but one of the times FedEx pilots have crashed an MD-11 on landing) Less than a decade ( 2009 ) American Airlines 331 in KIN (unstable approach le...

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by bgm
Sun Apr 23, 2017 10:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Employee Allegedly Hit Mom with Stroller, Challeneges 2nd Passeneger to "Hit Me"
Replies: 274
Views: 20814

Re: AA Employee Allegedly Hit Mom with Stroller, Challeneges 2nd Passeneger to "Hit Me"

And every single airline employee has had a bad experience (or dozens or hundreds depending on how long they've been around) with passengers. Its a two way street people. Been at this game for 30 years now and it really hasn't changed all that much. By and large airline employees do an incredible j...

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by bgm
Sun Apr 23, 2017 8:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Should US allow foreign owned domestic airlines?
Replies: 161
Views: 8724

Re: Should US allow foreign owned domestic airlines?

Varsity1 wrote:
Southwest: 723 aircraft
Ryanair: 379 aircraft.

Not even in the same ballpark. Ryanair is about the size of Alaska Airlines.


Ryanair: 386
Alaska: 158

To throw your words right back at you: "Not even in the same ballpark"

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by bgm
Sat Apr 22, 2017 7:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Employee Allegedly Hit Mom with Stroller, Challeneges 2nd Passeneger to "Hit Me"
Replies: 274
Views: 20814

Re: AA Employee Allegedly Hit Mom with Stroller, Challeneges 2nd Passeneger to "Hit Me"

Varsity1 wrote:
ZeeZoo wrote:
Do Americans have some sort of a deficiency in manners and common sense? Utterly pathetic the past few weeks and tarnishing the reputation of airliners.



What does this have to do with Americans? People have altercations on airplanes everywhere.


My signature may offer an explanation... ;)

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by bgm
Sat Apr 22, 2017 2:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Employee Allegedly Hit Mom with Stroller, Challeneges 2nd Passeneger to "Hit Me"
Replies: 274
Views: 20814

Re: AA Employee Allegedly Hit Mom with Stroller, Challeneges 2nd Passeneger to "Hit Me"

Have these incidents been happening for a while, or is it due to the fact everyone has a smartphone and can record this airline BS now?

The US carriers' biggest liability sadly is their own employees. They can make or break the customer experience.

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by bgm
Fri Apr 21, 2017 8:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LAX failed to spot gun in hand luggage
Replies: 1
Views: 485

LAX failed to spot gun in hand luggage

Glad to see the top notch TSA security is keeping American skies safe. :duck: An off-duty policewoman flew from Los Angeles international airport (LAX) to Taiwan with a gun in her hand luggage. The weapon was not detected during security screening and Noell Grant only realised she was carrying it as...

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by bgm
Fri Apr 21, 2017 8:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian with LGW-SIN
Replies: 39
Views: 7328

Re: Norwegian with LGW-SIN

A little tip to save even more money - book DY flights through their Norwegian.no site. I've saved quite a lot by doing this. Make sure your bank/credit card doesn't have foreign transaction fees as it's priced in NOK.

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by bgm
Thu Apr 20, 2017 4:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Passenger assaults AA pilot in MCI.
Replies: 75
Views: 12679

Re: Passenger assaults AA pilot in MCI.

ssteve wrote:
FlyinRabbit88 wrote:
I as flight crew am tired of some passengers thinking they are above the law towards crew.


*customers.


*self-loading cargo.

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by bgm
Wed Apr 19, 2017 7:41 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Please explain Bill O'Reilly Popularity?
Replies: 73
Views: 2399

Re: Please explain Bill O'Reilly Popularity?

Aaaaaaand he's gone. Which sexual predator is going to save us from an imaginary war on Christmas now?? Sad! https://twitter.com/AP/status/854767546817445889 Maybe there is a God after all! Don't let the door hit you on the way out, you vile, wretched old sexual predator. Good riddance. Apparently ...

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by bgm
Wed Apr 19, 2017 6:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates Cuts Flights to US
Replies: 237
Views: 36001

Re: Emirates Cuts Flights to US

32andBelow wrote:
Wow a ton of people don't want to visit Dubai? Shocker.


You seriously think the majority of EK's traffic terminates in Dubai? Even bigger shocker.

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by bgm
Wed Apr 19, 2017 11:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ATW says drop UA rebrand as CO
Replies: 134
Views: 19074

Re: ATW says drop UA rebrand as CO

I doubt the brand is really damaged. this is a social media storm that will blow over quickly. This. And I emphatically say this as a former CO employee as well; the name is United Airlines, and United Airlines it should stay. Every carrier goes through a rough patch at one point or another, and ev...

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by bgm
Tue Apr 11, 2017 4:23 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Please explain Bill O'Reilly Popularity?
Replies: 73
Views: 2399

Re: Please explain Bill O'Reilly Popularity?

http://toofab.com/2017/04/11/bill-oreil ... -laughing/
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Seems Billy-O found the United saga rather amusing, and couldn't contain his laughter. Wonder if he would be laughing if it was his sorry, saggy ass that was hauled out of a plane...

http://toofab.com/2017/04/11/bill-oreil ... -laughing/

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by bgm
Tue Apr 11, 2017 3:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Another United gaffe - forces doctor off plane
Replies: 2122
Views: 112758

Re: Another United gaffe - forces doctor off plane

You are trying to equate an order to leave with an order to do handstands? If both are unreasonable or for unreasonable reasons then why is there a difference? Tugg Whether the boarding process and dispatch process is reasonable is a good question that will be looked at thanks to this hellfire. But...

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by bgm
Tue Apr 11, 2017 6:04 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Please explain Bill O'Reilly Popularity?
Replies: 73
Views: 2399

Re: Please explain Bill O'Reilly Popularity?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RLJ56BfPoSg

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sTPsFIsxM3w


Wow, Billy-O was doing the 'alternative facts' thing before it was a thing.
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Dutchy wrote:


Wow, Billy-O was doing the 'alternative facts' thing before it was a thing.

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by bgm
Mon Apr 10, 2017 5:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Another United gaffe - forces doctor off plane
Replies: 2122
Views: 112758

Re: Another United gaffe - forces doctor off plane

Interesting Choice of words from United's CEO..... "I apologize for having to re-accommodate these customers..." And you thought they couldn't get worst than this.... https://twitter.com/united/status/851471781827420160/photo/1 Because he has nothing to apologize for beyond that. People a...

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by bgm
Sun Apr 09, 2017 9:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UNITED 757-200 Interiors
Replies: 12
Views: 4269

Re: UNITED 757-200 Interiors

Jus flew the high J and low J 757s on premium service routes. The passenger seated next to me couldn't believe that the airplane was over 20 years old. Sure they have shelf bins, but there are AVOd IFE throughout and full flat business class seats that are close to identical to what AA and DL offer...

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by bgm
Thu Apr 06, 2017 3:11 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Congress Russian probe chief Nunes steps aside
Replies: 6
Views: 305

Re: Congress Russian probe chief Nunes steps aside

seb146 wrote:
I wonder if all these people who have been fired by the administration are now going to testify in return for immunity or lighter sentences?


Will be interesting to see what happens next. The clusterf**k continues...

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by bgm
Thu Apr 06, 2017 2:21 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: I bought a GREEN book
Replies: 4
Views: 398

Re: I bought a GREEN book

einsteinboricua wrote:
The first thing I thought was that you bought Gaddafi's Green Book.


Me too. That would've been an interesting read...

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by bgm
Thu Apr 06, 2017 2:19 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Congress Russian probe chief Nunes steps aside
Replies: 6
Views: 305

Congress Russian probe chief Nunes steps aside

The head of a key US congressional investigation into alleged Russian hacking has temporarily stepped down amid an ethics inquiry into him. House Intelligence Committee chairman Devin Nunes is now himself under investigation by the House Ethics Committee. The panel is looking into claims that the R...

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by bgm
Thu Apr 06, 2017 10:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian announces DEN-LGW and SEA-LGW
Replies: 172
Views: 16503

Re: Norwegian announces DEN-LGW and SEA-LGW

Be careful. BA Premium Economy and Norwegian Premium both price up similar (LHR JFK on BA and LGW JFK on DY) at many times of year. The comparison you claim is most certainly not always the case. Comparing fares is incredibly difficult as available fares depend on many many factors - and of course ...

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by bgm
Thu Apr 06, 2017 8:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian announces DEN-LGW and SEA-LGW
Replies: 172
Views: 16503

Re: Norwegian announces DEN-LGW and SEA-LGW

BA will surely respond with an enhancement... Not sure what there is left to be enhanced but anyway! Something will be cut, and a fee will be added. That's sadly BA's M.O. these days. I've taken BA and DY several times across the pond, and DY wins every time. As a previous poster said, BA's Y is ar...

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by bgm
Thu Apr 06, 2017 5:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian announces DEN-LGW and SEA-LGW
Replies: 172
Views: 16503

Re: Norwegian announces DEN-LGW and SEA-LGW

Congrats to DEN, SEA, and DY. Good to see them sticking it to the crap service on the tired old legacy airlines. Why do the legacy airlines still not allow one way flights internationally that are half the cost of a return? This is one of the many outdated practices that Norwegian and others have ch...

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by bgm
Wed Apr 05, 2017 12:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is The Laptop Ban A Subtle Way For The U.S To Rein In The ME3?
Replies: 40
Views: 3998

Re: Is The Laptop Ban A Subtle Way For The U.S To Rein In The ME3?

Jeez, what part of a threat from new intelligence do people not understand? Do you read the news or just prefer to ignore it? http://www.cnn.com/2017/03/31/politics/terrorist-laptop-bombs-may-evade-security/ Heightening the concern is US intelligence suggesting that terrorists have obtained sophist...

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by bgm
Wed Apr 05, 2017 5:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United "coolest" airline for teenagers in brand study by Google
Replies: 52
Views: 5489

Re: United "coolest" airline for teenagers in brand study by Google

It's not April 1st, is it?

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by bgm
Wed Apr 05, 2017 4:48 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Why Do Conservatives Support These Things?
Replies: 30
Views: 1157

Re: Why Do Conservatives Support These Things?

Let's rephrase the question: If the right loves to crow about how they know budgets better than anyone, why are deficits and debt always going up when Republicans are in charge? Because it turns out, shock horror, that their so-called budgeting skills are complete BS. Invading countries ain't cheap!

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by bgm
Wed Apr 05, 2017 4:44 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Please explain Bill O'Reilly Popularity?
Replies: 73
Views: 2399

Re: Please explain Bill O'Reilly Popularity?

Fox News' most popular show is facing an exodus of advertisers because of sexual harassment claims against its host, Bill O'Reilly. Mercedes-Benz, BMW North America and several others have pulled adverts following the "disturbing" allegations. The New York Times reported on Saturday that ...

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by bgm
Tue Apr 04, 2017 5:17 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: The A320 "barking dog" hydraulics
Replies: 35
Views: 5094

Re: The A320 " barking dog " hydrolics.

LOL, the 737NG has had silencers on both electric pumps for two decades. It's a good thing that A320 is soooooo much more advanced! Too bad the couldn't silence that God-awful whistling sound on the 737NG air ducts. Drives you insane. The A320 doesn't have that, so yes, I guess it is 'soooooo much ...

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by bgm
Mon Apr 03, 2017 5:02 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Please explain Bill O'Reilly Popularity?
Replies: 73
Views: 2399

Re: Please explain Bill O'Reilly Popularity?

If we have a president who boasted about grabbing women by the pussy, yet still got elected, why are you surprised?

Society has a long way to go, unfortunately.

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