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by bgm
Thu Jun 21, 2018 4:57 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: There's a little black spot on the Sun
Replies: 8
Views: 252

Re: There's a little black spot on the Sun

Airstud wrote:
today.


It’s probably your retina getting fried from looking at the sun.

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by bgm
Mon Jun 18, 2018 10:30 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Is there anything Trump could do to lose your support?
Replies: 240
Views: 4586

Re: Is there anything Trump could do to lose your support?

MikeDrop wrote:
CNN is not a credible source!


Boom!

Mike Drop


According to whom? A right wing hack such as yourself?

BOOM BOOM!

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by bgm
Mon Jun 18, 2018 4:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: THE Problem With United FAs. Even I'm Fuming At This!
Replies: 218
Views: 53117

Re: THE Problem With United FAs. Even I'm Fuming At This!

This is why I gave up flying United years ago. This horrible attitude is not just a bad apple, it’s systemic.

Stay classy, United.

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by bgm
Fri Jun 15, 2018 12:49 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: ITV uh... "versus" BBC?
Replies: 21
Views: 681

Re: ITV uh... "versus" BBC?

Shouldn’t this thread be titled “The correct TV Channel”? :duck:

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by bgm
Sat Jun 09, 2018 2:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reuters: Airbus is studying A321XLR with extended range over LR
Replies: 141
Views: 17095

Re: Airbus A321XLR?

NYPECO wrote:
hOMSaR wrote:
I predict an image of a plane with a fly on it very shortly in this thread.

(Sorry for this appearing above the original post...annoying forum server bug)


Why do those images always have a fly on them?


Just use some bug spray on your screen and it should go away.

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by bgm
Thu Jun 07, 2018 3:54 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Disdain from Philadelphia Eagles leads Trump to cancel WH visit
Replies: 41
Views: 1522

Re: Disdain from Philadelphia Eagles leads Trump to cancel WH visit

Just when you think Trump can't get more repulsively disgusting, he somehow becomes even more repulsively disgusting. If you're going to pretend to be patriotic, at least know the words to The Star-Spangled Banner . Mind you, I doubt most of the Trumpanzees know it either. But guess who CAN sing it...

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by bgm
Thu Jun 07, 2018 12:21 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Disdain from Philadelphia Eagles leads Trump to cancel WH visit
Replies: 41
Views: 1522

Re: Disdain from Philadelphia Eagles leads Trump to cancel WH visit

Just when you think Trump can't get more repulsively disgusting, he somehow becomes even more repulsively disgusting.

If you're going to pretend to be patriotic, at least know the words to The Star-Spangled Banner. Mind you, I doubt most of the Trumpanzees know it either.

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by bgm
Tue Jun 05, 2018 6:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing Estimates 18 Billion Pounds Of Fuel Saved By Dreamliner
Replies: 26
Views: 4494

Re: Boeing Estimates 18 Billion Pounds Of Fuel Saved By Dreamliner

That would be great news, if it wasn't for the fact the fuel saved by the RR equipped fleet has been blown by hiring in replacement aircraft due to engine problems, which is also costing the airlines much, much more than the fuel (un)saved. Exactly what I was thinking. Of course, only applies to RR...

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by bgm
Mon Jun 04, 2018 9:03 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump can Pardon self
Replies: 34
Views: 966

Re: Trump can Pardon self

Trump can pardon himself in the illegal unconstitutional "Russia witch hunt". Trump really needs to pull up his pants on this one and fire Muller and close the investigation. Trump is the ultimate authority in this land. http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2018/06/04/trump-asserts-absolute-ri...

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by bgm
Sun Jun 03, 2018 1:07 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Refueling during boarding/deplaning?
Replies: 69
Views: 4097

Re: Refueling during boarding/deplaning?

So basically in the US there are no additional safety precautions when boarding while fuel is being loaded? That's insane! Especially keeping pax seatbelts fastened? No jetbridge requirement for evacuation? A lot of trust is placed in the fuelers it seems... hope they are paid well!

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by bgm
Sat Jun 02, 2018 8:04 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: New Newark Polaris Lounge peek
Replies: 11
Views: 1185

Re: New Newark Polaris Lounge peek

I visited the lounge today. It is a beautiful space but of course I can’t imagine United keeping it looking like this very long. Would love for them to prove me wrong but they never have. The service started very nice. Everyone was friendly at the bar and the cocktails were delicious. But the dinin...

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by bgm
Sat Jun 02, 2018 2:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Video of Hawaiian Employee Chucking Bags Posted on Twitter
Replies: 108
Views: 11201

Re: Video of Hawaiian Employee Chucking Bags Posted on Twitter

People should learn there are cameras everywhere these days.... http://www.thisisinsider.com/hawaiian-airlines-baggage-handler-throwing-luggage-plane-footage-2018-5 I threw bags like this every day. Imagine how your belongings are treated in the bins. Do you want careful and late or on-time and thr...

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by bgm
Fri Jun 01, 2018 2:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS, WN win JD Power awards
Replies: 74
Views: 4075

Re: AS, WN win JD Power awards

AS planes are rather bare bones. I definitely will take B6 over an AS aircraft anyday. I get that you love to hate on Alaska but if you're comparing the majority of B6 aircraft to Alaska aircraft, the ONLY thing that Alaska doesn't have that B6 does are TV screens. That's it. You're not comparing a...

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by bgm
Thu May 31, 2018 7:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS, WN win JD Power awards
Replies: 74
Views: 4075

Re: AS, WN win JD Power awards

UA arrives on time once they get rid of the dogs and make it through the passenger-dragging phase of boarding. Not to mention the other reason they are on-time: they've enhanced away those pesky medical diversions for gravely ill pax. :scared: https://thepointsguy.com/news/man-sues-united-medical-d...

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by bgm
Thu May 31, 2018 7:30 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Success of President Donald Trump
Replies: 972
Views: 39866

Re: The Success of President Donald Trump

Another great meeting with a top advisor; US President Donald Trump had a "great meeting" with Kim Kardashian on Wednesday. The two discussed reforms in the prison system and penalties, he said on Twitter. According to CNN, Kim spent about an hour at the White House. She would then have s...

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by bgm
Thu May 31, 2018 4:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS, WN win JD Power awards
Replies: 74
Views: 4075

Re: AS, WN win JD Power awards

Also, we should give a big shoutout to United. Anyone want to hazard a guess where UA ranked? :rotfl:

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by bgm
Thu May 31, 2018 1:29 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Roseanne canceled!!!
Replies: 310
Views: 5743

Re: Roseanne canceled!!!

Looks like Ol' Stinkeye is demanding Trumpy Pumpy gets an apology. :hissyfit: https://www.cnn.com/2018/05/30/politics/roseanne-trump-sanders/index.html The trashy reality show that is the Trump presidency continues. :rotfl: The Huckabeast was almost out of breath today at the press conference listi...

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by bgm
Thu May 31, 2018 1:27 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The stuff that happens while on Ambien
Replies: 37
Views: 1441

Re: The stuff that happens while on Ambien

If all else fails, pick a subject and go through the alphabet. For example: Landed at: ABQ BDL CVG DFW EWR FLL GDL IAH JAX LIH MCI ORD PVD RDU SAN TPA YEG ZIH (Though come to think of it that one's probably not going to put any a.nutters to sleep :bouncy: ) For someone who claims he's an airstud, y...

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by bgm
Thu May 31, 2018 1:25 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The stuff that happens while on Ambien
Replies: 37
Views: 1441

Re: The stuff that happens while on Ambien

I know a lot of people who take Ambien on flights. Not sure how they could cope with any time of emergency. I've never taken sleeping pills before, thankfully never needed them. I have tried some of the things afcjets suggested and those usually work. I find that if I can relax my mind before bed (n...

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by bgm
Thu May 31, 2018 12:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iberia first A350 takes flight
Replies: 43
Views: 5794

Re: Iberia first A350 takes flight

Max Q wrote:
Almost without exception airline liveries would look better if they all adopted their schemes from 20-30 years ago


Or in UA's case, 8 years ago. :duck:

The Iberia livery is a bit bland, but I have seen plenty worse. Good to see them taking the A350 soon, it should serve them well.

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by bgm
Wed May 30, 2018 11:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest ask mother to prove Bi-racial child is her own
Replies: 199
Views: 11751

Re: Southwest ask mother to prove Bi-racial child is her own

Southwest employee questions legitimacy of mother traveling with Bi-racial child. The agent asked for birth certificate or a Facebook post. When did Facebook become an official document for proof of anything? https://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/ncaaw/2018/05/30/cal-coach-lindsay-gottlieb-southwes...

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by bgm
Wed May 30, 2018 11:27 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Roseanne canceled!!!
Replies: 310
Views: 5743

Re: Roseanne canceled!!!

https://www.cnn.com/2018/05/30/politics ... index.html

The trashy reality show that is the Trump presidency continues. :rotfl:
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Looks like Ol' Stinkeye is demanding Trumpy Pumpy gets an apology. :hissyfit:

https://www.cnn.com/2018/05/30/politics ... index.html

The trashy reality show that is the Trump presidency continues. :rotfl:

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by bgm
Wed May 30, 2018 8:23 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Roseanne canceled!!!
Replies: 310
Views: 5743

Re: Roseanne canceled!!!

According to Darwinsts, all "races" evolved from apes. So why is the "Black" or "African" race exempt from be compared to their ape ancestors, when other races are not exempt???? https://www.business2community.com/entertainment/bill-maher-fired-from-hbo-over-donald-tru...

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by bgm
Sun May 27, 2018 12:03 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: McDonalds sued over cheese
Replies: 82
Views: 3063

Re: McDonalds sued over cheese

I'm pretty sure there's no cheese at McDonald's That floppy orange stuff in American burgers certainly isn't cheese. No argument there. It's "American Cheese" which is a process cheese. I like it, but it's not a "real" cheese. Way back when the quarter pounder first was introduc...

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by bgm
Sat May 26, 2018 11:59 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Ireland decriminalizes abortion!
Replies: 130
Views: 3328

Re: Ireland decriminalizes abortion!

:banghead: Not on here as well! I'm totally wombed out. I am sick to death of the endless coverage of this referendum: you would think nothing else was happening in the world. ! My polling card went straight into the recycling bin as soon as it arrived. :banghead: Just out of curiosity, why did you...

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by bgm
Sat May 26, 2018 11:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Music in Airport Terminals
Replies: 90
Views: 5803

Re: Music in Airport Terminals

'Stand By Me' is a popular song played in the restrooms at MSP. :duck:

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by bgm
Thu May 24, 2018 5:21 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump and Kim Jong-un to meet in historic summit
Replies: 375
Views: 9513

Re: Trump and Kim Jong-un to meet in historic summit

People are celebrating and gloating about talks that had the potential to deescalate the Korean Peninsula just so they can gloat about Trump. Amazing. Threats of nuclear war and continued tyranny in NK is worth it if we can get a dig in on the Republicans. The same would have been done under Obama,...

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by bgm
Thu May 24, 2018 5:33 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: I Just Knelt for the Anthem
Replies: 31
Views: 1049

Re: I Just Knelt for the Anthem

C'mon man, you forgot add some libtardin', killarin', obummerin', bengazhin', soshulistin', death panellin', gun-takin', muslamic-lovin'...

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by bgm
Thu May 24, 2018 5:28 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Two women commit crime........speaking Spanish
Replies: 58
Views: 1766

Re: Two women commit horrific crime........speaking Spanish

As usual, the liberals are out in full force with their bleeding hearts without knowing the full story. The snowflakes read a one-sided narrative from a bunch of bloodsuckers and fall in line with the rest of the liberal lemmings. If I were ever to start a cult I would begin with the easily influen...

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by bgm
Mon May 21, 2018 3:45 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Finland's "Open Prisons"
Replies: 27
Views: 1075

Re: Finland's "Open Prisons"

For a country that still has the death penalty, and values the almighty dollar before anything else, are you surprised that they have profit-driven prisons made purely for punishment? Prison should be a chance to rehabilitate the offender, offer education, vocational training etc, so that when they ...

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by bgm
Mon May 21, 2018 3:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American A330 domestic routes
Replies: 33
Views: 5869

Re: American A330 domestic routes

Kno wrote:
Still mad I missed last winter when they ran them on BOS-PHL. Would have been nice to take a short hop to grab a cheese stake.


I doubt stakes covered in cheese are worth the visit.

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by bgm
Mon May 21, 2018 3:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA tells FAs to stop Sloppy Grooming
Replies: 168
Views: 19308

Re: UA tells FAs to stop Sloppy Grooming

This includes a hilarious bulletin posted in the crew room of one charter company I worked for: "Female flight attendants are to reapply lipstick between legs.") :) :rotfl: That's one of the funniest things I've read on a.net. Thank you for that. Perhaps for UA's elderly FAs, chapstick ma...

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by bgm
Sun May 20, 2018 10:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA tells FAs to stop Sloppy Grooming
Replies: 168
Views: 19308

Re: UA tells FAs to stop Sloppy Grooming

I do also have to say that I saw the LH crew coming out of their hotel in NW DC and they were looking sharp af! And that is why image, and adherence to the company grooming/dress policy is so essential. It is how the customers view the company. I’ll leave it at that. The vast majority of customers ...

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by bgm
Sun May 20, 2018 3:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA tells FAs to stop Sloppy Grooming
Replies: 168
Views: 19308

Re: UA tells FAs to stop Sloppy grooming

Nah, we’re just exhausted from working with 1/3 less crew member than foreign carriers. That’s not really a legitimate excuse for not looking your best. It’s like when people use traffic as an excuse for being late. Well, did you wake up a few minutes early to account for traffic? No. There’s reall...

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by bgm
Sun May 20, 2018 3:01 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airlines that charge for seat selection in F/J?
Replies: 10
Views: 1108

Re: Airlines that charge for seat selection in F/J?

Of course, with all of these airlines you can select your seat for free at 24hrs.

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by bgm
Sun May 20, 2018 1:41 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airlines and Social Media- gosh is it worth it?
Replies: 16
Views: 1613

Re: Airlines and Social Media- gosh is it worth it?

Very good post. While the phenomenon of vile posts is an issue for all airlines it appears to be of entirely different magnitude in the US. Check social media for European airlines and you’ll find that their posts draw responses from happy customers and airline fanboys. There are complaints but alt...

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by bgm
Sat May 19, 2018 11:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Man punches deaf pregnant woman and service dog on F9 flight at MCO
Replies: 63
Views: 9507

Re: Man punches deaf pregnant woman and service dog on F9 flight at MCO

https://twitter.com/_FloridaMan
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Indy wrote:
amirs wrote:
He only noticed the dog, after the dog stood when he was awakened by the plane landing


He sounds like a first class ass.


Of course, it's Florida Man.

https://twitter.com/_FloridaMan

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by bgm
Sat May 19, 2018 1:01 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: God bless all .... sorry you got shot and killed and I can't do anything to help or stop it
Replies: 310
Views: 6717

Re: God bless all .... sorry you got shot and killed and I can't do anything to help or stop it

Can you name one of the young people from the parkland shooting who was all over TV the last time? David Hogg and Emma Gonzales are the 2 that I saw on TV the most, there may be others that I missed. Can you name any of them or any specific issues they were calling to change? Tigher gun regulation/...

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by bgm
Fri May 18, 2018 5:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 2 Lion Air MAX 8s operating for Flynas
Replies: 6
Views: 1692

Re: 2 Lion Air MAX 8s operating for Flynas

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aircraft_lease#Wet_lease
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I'm going to take a wild stab in the dark, but perhaps XY need more lift and Lion Air has excess capacity and decided to wet-lease 2 aircraft?

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aircraft_lease#Wet_lease

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by bgm
Fri May 18, 2018 4:50 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: God bless all .... sorry you got shot and killed and I can't do anything to help or stop it
Replies: 310
Views: 6717

Re: God bless all .... sorry you got shot and killed and I can't do anything to help or stop it

Can you name one of the young people from the parkland shooting who was all over TV the last time? David Hogg and Emma Gonzales are the 2 that I saw on TV the most, there may be others that I missed. Can you name any of them or any specific issues they were calling to change? Tigher gun regulation/...

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by bgm
Fri May 18, 2018 4:25 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: God bless all .... sorry you got shot and killed and I can't do anything to help or stop it
Replies: 310
Views: 6717

Re: God bless all .... sorry you got shot and killed and I can't do anything to help or stop it

Nothing changes because in the grand scheme of things its not a big deal. Its a tragedy for those involved but the sheer numbers of people affected is smaller than a drop in the bucket. More people will die this week falling out of bed. More people will die this week at the hands of their nurses an...

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by bgm
Fri May 18, 2018 4:15 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: NY man tells Spanish speakers “My next call is to ICE”
Replies: 81
Views: 3183

Re: NY man tells Spanish speakers “My next call is to ICE”

He's a Republican and Trump supporter. Who would've guessed? :spin:

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by bgm
Fri May 18, 2018 3:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA tells FAs to stop Sloppy Grooming
Replies: 168
Views: 19308

Re: UA tells FAs to stop Sloppy Grooming

Pellegrine wrote:
Unkempt would be: unstyled bed hair, scraggly beards, wrinkled/wrong size clothes, scuffed/broken up shoes, dirty clothes, body odor, and the like.


With the exception of body odor, you've pretty much described the average flight attendant in the US.

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by bgm
Thu May 17, 2018 9:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA tells FAs to stop Sloppy Grooming
Replies: 168
Views: 19308

Re: UA tells FAs to stop Sloppy Grooming

FINALLY they are addressing this. I stopped flying UA many years ago, and this was one of the things that stuck in my mind (along with their horrible attitudes). Why are grooming levels so poor at US carriers? I don’t see it so much on Delta, but seen it plenty on UA and AA. It has nothing to do wit...

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by bgm
Wed May 16, 2018 4:39 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 2018 Hawaii Volcanic Activity
Replies: 38
Views: 2071

Re: 2018 Hawaii Volcanic Activity

Kilauea Alert Level = WARNING WARNING: Hazardous eruption is imminent, underway, or suspected. ------------------------------------ Aviation Color Code = RED RED: Eruption is imminent with significant emission of volcanic ash into the atmosphere likely OR eruption is underway or suspected with sign...

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by bgm
Wed May 16, 2018 4:35 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Where oranges don't grow...
Replies: 8
Views: 426

Re: Where oranges don't grow...

...is it safe to toss them into the woods? I always figure anything is better then contributing to the landfills, so when I... um... found a couple of oranges that I bought more than a month ago, and therefore won't be eating, I planned to chuck them into the woods and let them biodegrade. But migh...

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by bgm
Tue May 15, 2018 10:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Leaked Sneak Peek: United New Uniforms
Replies: 41
Views: 9078

Re: Leaked Sneak Peek: United New Uniforms

Absolutely hideous - a perfect fit for UA.

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by bgm
Sat May 12, 2018 3:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ALPA loses lawsuit against DOT over Norwegian licences
Replies: 45
Views: 4894

Re: ALPA loses lawsuit against DOT over Norwegian licences

Tax dollars? Seriously, you think ALPA is funded by tax dollars? Google ALPA and you may be surprised. Who do you think funds the DOT? Google it and you may be surprised. ALPA did not waste tax payers dollars. ALPA spent dues dollars lodging the suit they felt was justified. The DOT had to waste do...

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by bgm
Sat May 12, 2018 6:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ALPA loses lawsuit against DOT over Norwegian licences
Replies: 45
Views: 4894

Re: ALPA loses lawsuit against DOT over Norwegian licences

I never realized ALPA decided to sue the DOT. Thank you ALPA for wasting my taxpayer money having to defend the DOT decision. :banghead: Tax dollars? Seriously, you think ALPA is funded by tax dollars? Google ALPA and you may be surprised. Who do you think funds the DOT? Google it and you may be su...

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by bgm
Fri May 11, 2018 5:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus Claims that A350XWB is quieter than B787, but is it really?
Replies: 134
Views: 19222

Re: Airbus Claims that A350XWB is quieter than B787, but is it really?

Let's face it, Boeing is out selling Airbus on the B787-A350. There's No dispute about that and it doesn't matter why. If airlines get a better deal from Boeing than Airbus? It's worth their money to purchase from Boeing. Nothing any Know-nothing Fanboy is going to say on this board means much when...

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