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by DfwRevolution
Sat May 27, 2017 4:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Drunk Private Jet Pilot in TVC
Replies: 10
Views: 1470

Re: Drunk Private Jet Pilot in TVC

PEK777 wrote:
It was an innocent mistake, the punishment seems quite harsh and unreasonable.


BAC of 0.30 isn't an innocent mistake. That's blackout drunk. It's pretty impressive that guy even managed to walk.

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by DfwRevolution
Fri May 26, 2017 7:33 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Gorsuch dissents on limits on contributions.
Replies: 21
Views: 580

Re: Gorsuch dissents on limits on contributions.

Cool.. so you don´t need to eat in order to be able to do work? You need to eat whether or not you work. Therefore, it's not a business expense. Good to know that your job consists out of laying in bed all day, because no one else would.make such a nonsense argument. And you don't *have* to eat, yo...

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by DfwRevolution
Fri May 26, 2017 3:39 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Gorsuch dissents on limits on contributions.
Replies: 21
Views: 580

Re: Gorsuch dissents on limits on contributions.

Cool.. so you don´t need to eat in order to be able to do work? You need to eat whether or not you work. Therefore, it's not a business expense. You would have done it anyway. Profit is what is still left from your paycheck when you get the next, put simply. Our customers don´t pay my company for h...

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by DfwRevolution
Thu May 25, 2017 10:00 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: NATO and Trump
Replies: 152
Views: 2156

Re: NATO and Trump

So the NATO summit was today. And President Trump felt it necessary to lecture the rest of the alliance, in his known manner. Some of that lecturing has been well-earned. There are far too many free-loaders in NATO who enjoy the benefits of common defense without paying their fair share. LOL. The v...

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by DfwRevolution
Thu May 25, 2017 3:33 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Montana Candidate Body Slams Reporter Day Before Election
Replies: 17
Views: 583

Re: Montana Candidate Body Slams Reporter Day Before Election

330west wrote:
He'll still win and probably pull it off with a big margin(250,000 votes have already been cast).


This is a great case study in the perils of early voting.

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by DfwRevolution
Wed May 24, 2017 9:29 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Trump Budget: Give To The Rich, Take From Everyone Else
Replies: 53
Views: 1125

Re: The Trump Budget: Give To The Rich, Take From Everyone Else

Defense is a specific, enumerated responsibility of the federal government. Social programs aren't. You are overlooking, or intentionally ignoring, the "General Welfare" clauses in the Constitution. Social programs are not enumerated in the General Welfare clause. You are inferring that p...

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by DfwRevolution
Wed May 24, 2017 3:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Next generation VLA, and why it will be an A380
Replies: 182
Views: 17264

Re: Next generation VLA, and why it will be an A380

The hole in your theory is the hole Airbus burned in its wallet funding the A380 program. The program has never recouped its original investment and Airbus has to make money, you know. But that's a sunk cost fallacy. You can't go back in time and "re-do" the decision to invest in the A380...

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by DfwRevolution
Tue May 23, 2017 8:14 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Trump Budget: Give To The Rich, Take From Everyone Else
Replies: 53
Views: 1125

Re: The Trump Budget: Give To The Rich, Take From Everyone Else

Perfect. I don't want a federal government that is involved in any of those things. Not one. Leave it to the states and local governments. The 21st century needs a lean, focused federal government. We do not need a federal government engaged in every single pet project you can conceive. Time to sta...

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by DfwRevolution
Tue May 23, 2017 6:05 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Trump Budget: Give To The Rich, Take From Everyone Else
Replies: 53
Views: 1125

Re: The Trump Budget: Give To The Rich, Take From Everyone Else

Medicare/Medcaid: expand it to accommodate more people; paid for by closing tax loopholes and tax increases. Social Security: would have been made solvent far longer by lifting the earnings cap. "More please" isn't a new idea. Nothing says America First like bloating up Defense while cutt...

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by DfwRevolution
Tue May 23, 2017 5:01 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Trump Budget: Give To The Rich, Take From Everyone Else
Replies: 53
Views: 1125

Re: The Trump Budget: Give To The Rich, Take From Everyone Else

Easy to say when you're hiding behind a screen name on a hardly-read internet message. Even down in DallAss, I suspect you'd get your head bashed in if you spouted off like that in public. Huh. It sure sounds like you are condoning violence for holding a certain political belief. Let's say I did &q...

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by DfwRevolution
Tue May 23, 2017 3:55 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Trump Budget: Give To The Rich, Take From Everyone Else
Replies: 53
Views: 1125

Re: The Trump Budget: Give To The Rich, Take From Everyone Else

And before any conservatives on here say this proposed budget is simply to help balance a budget or take away government fat, that's belied by how massive the cuts to certain departments are clearly meant to cripple or even destroy them: the EPA, Agriculture, Labor, Education, Justice.. Good. The c...

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by DfwRevolution
Tue May 23, 2017 1:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cygnus - small supersonic jet concept
Replies: 52
Views: 4345

Re: Cygnus - small supersonic jet concept

Can someone figure out the engine they're using for that concept ? At a guess, the GE37. Fits the profile. The other option would be the Pratt F119 but that's a military project so restricted and will probably stay that way for a while yet. The GE (or F120 as it was to be called) lost out on the F-...

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by DfwRevolution
Sat May 20, 2017 7:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A330-900neo At AA: A Good Fit?
Replies: 45
Views: 8419

Re: Airbus A330-900neo At AA: A Good Fit?

As a whole, we've seen them move the "sweet spot" for replacement up (73G to 738, A320 to A321, 767 to A330) in some models/derivatives, and in others we've seen them move the sweet spot down (747 to 777/A350). Regarding the narrow-body sweet spot: 1. The A320neo has outsold the A321neo b...

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by DfwRevolution
Wed May 17, 2017 2:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First 737 MAX delivered to Malindo Air
Replies: 59
Views: 11069

Re: First 737 MAX delivered to Malindo Air

Hmmmm.... congrats on the 1st delivery, but I'm surprised at how low-key this has been. An unknown 2nd tier airliner as first customer, no ceremony at all... rather disappointing. I would have expected a bit more fanfare, and Boeing to show a bit more pride in its product... I would assume that Sou...

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by DfwRevolution
Tue May 16, 2017 1:35 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Washington Post: Trump revealed highly classified information to Russian foreign minister and ambassador
Replies: 209
Views: 4727

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

One train wreck after another. Everyday another bizarre situation. In many ways, this is about the best case outcome for the Democrats. Trump is perpetually ensnarled in conflict and unable to do anything meaningful with the legislative majority over in Congress. But a few other points: - Comparing...

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by DfwRevolution
Fri May 12, 2017 11:50 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Companies urging Trump to comply to Paris agreement
Replies: 13
Views: 645

Re: Companies urging Trump to comply to Paris agreement

The planet will be absolutely fine, its the people who will start to find it difficult. The planet doesn't care if the crops don't grow, the farmers do. The planet doesn't care if the low lying land floods, the people who live there do, the planet doesn't care if the aquifer dries up, thirsty peopl...

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by DfwRevolution
Fri May 12, 2017 5:15 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump likely to be re-elected in 2020
Replies: 131
Views: 3876

Re: Trump likely to be re-elected in 2020

727LOVER wrote:
I actually agree with this assessment/ If you go back since 1952, there has basically been a consistent pattern of people wanting to give an administration 8 years.


Incumbents have a huge advantage in any office.

But attempting to make predictions about 2020 is crazy.

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by DfwRevolution
Fri May 12, 2017 4:16 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Is 3-2-3 seating possible on 767?
Replies: 12
Views: 1709

Re: Is 3-2-3 seating possible on 767?

3-2-3 makes no sense. A number of charter operators have operated the 767 in a 2x4x2 layout to increase capacity. The idea behind 2x4x2 is that you're only one seat away from the aisle whereas 3-2-3 would put passengers farther from the aisle, causing more movement of passengers between window and ...

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by DfwRevolution
Tue May 09, 2017 10:22 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Donald Trump to FBI Director James Comey: "You're Fired!"
Replies: 195
Views: 4379

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

I am shocked. Fire the guy that is investigating you (Trump) and your people for treason. You just can't do that in a western country. That's more like something that would be done in a dictatorship. The FBI Director is an executive branch employee. The President is the sole elected leader of the e...

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by DfwRevolution
Tue May 09, 2017 10:10 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Donald Trump to FBI Director James Comey: "You're Fired!"
Replies: 195
Views: 4379

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

Why ??? Because he's lost the confidence of everyone. The right thinks Comey let Clinton and her team skate free for a long rap sheet that includes espionage act violations. The left thinks Comey threw the election to Trump. His continued leadership of the FBI only served to undermine confidence in...

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by DfwRevolution
Tue May 09, 2017 2:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN Cutover to ALTEA Tomorrow
Replies: 43
Views: 6289

Re: WN Cutover to ALTEA Tomorrow

flyguy84 wrote:
Their perfoamce is in the toilet month after month.


By which metrics?

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by DfwRevolution
Sat May 06, 2017 11:04 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Why americans are sick of Wall Street.
Replies: 31
Views: 1131

Re: Why americans are sick of Wall Street.

Because it is a morally proper way of conducting business, and wise management. Moral? What moral obligation do you have to compensate a supplier - whether an employee or external party - more than a fixed sum that was agreeable to both parties? I can understand the argument for profit sharing as a...

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by DfwRevolution
Sat May 06, 2017 7:57 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Attempts At Limiting Speech By The Current Administration
Replies: 60
Views: 1582

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 DfwRevolution
Sat May 06, 2017 6:10 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Attempts At Limiting Speech By The Current Administration
Replies: 60
Views: 1582

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 DfwRevolution
Sat May 06, 2017 4:31 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Why americans are sick of Wall Street.
Replies: 31
Views: 1131

Re: Why americans are sick of Wall Street.

One of those Business 102 things is learning that people are only motivated by incentives they can control. Offering incentives on the basis of individual performance is way more effective than incentives based on firm performance because no one individual can really control the later. Not even the...

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by DfwRevolution
Sat May 06, 2017 2:46 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Why americans are sick of Wall Street.
Replies: 31
Views: 1131

Re: Why americans are sick of Wall Street.

Profits should be shared between employees and investors. Why? As an incentive. American Airlines isn't the only employer under the sun, and all companies need to supply compensation and incentives that are competitive with those of other companies to whom they might lose good, experienced people. ...

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by DfwRevolution
Sat May 06, 2017 1:47 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Why americans are sick of Wall Street.
Replies: 31
Views: 1131

Re: Why americans are sick of Wall Street.

Even though the American Pilots and Flight Attendants were paid less than their peers, they still got upset that they gave the crews the raise calling it "A wealth transfer" Translation "They should have no right to the money. Only us wall street investors are worthy of it." Sha...

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by DfwRevolution
Wed May 03, 2017 2:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing defines 737 MAX 10
Replies: 622
Views: 93376

Re: Boeing defines 737-10MAX

[quote="flee"]The market has moved one size up - so most airlines think that the A320/B738 size should now be their smallest single aisle while the A321 is fast becoming their mainstream single aisle equipment. That has been true for over a decade. The vast majority of the A319 and 73G wer...

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by DfwRevolution
Mon May 01, 2017 5:42 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump's Tax Plan
Replies: 231
Views: 6890

Re: Trump's Tax Plan

I would seriously question the comment about middle class families and innovation. Is it true that under Reagan the percentage of middle class families fell and that the percentage of upper middle class or upper class families grew? Yes. Are you reading the chart? If so you're clearly not understan...

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by DfwRevolution
Sat Apr 29, 2017 8:57 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump's Tax Plan
Replies: 231
Views: 6890

Re: Trump's Tax Plan

Are you reading the chart? If so you're clearly not understanding it because it answers the question definitively in my favor and contrary to the claim made by DFW, who said that the Reagan years were the glory years of the middle class. They were not. As per the chart you linked to the Reagan year...

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by DfwRevolution
Sat Apr 29, 2017 6:45 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump's Tax Plan
Replies: 231
Views: 6890

Re: Trump's Tax Plan

I would seriously question the comment about middle class families and innovation. Is it true that under Reagan the percentage of middle class families fell and that the percentage of upper middle class or upper class families grew? Yes. Are you reading the chart? If so you're clearly not understan...

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by DfwRevolution
Thu Apr 27, 2017 1:59 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump's Tax Plan
Replies: 231
Views: 6890

Re: Trump's Tax Plan

Voodoo economics. Just like in the Reagan period, it aint going to work Huh. Economic growth was fantastic under Reagan. The U.S. economy has nearly tripled since he took office in 1981. Standard of living has greatly increased. More middle class families are now upper class families. Steady produc...

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by DfwRevolution
Wed Apr 26, 2017 11:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AFKLM narrowbody fleet renewal
Replies: 37
Views: 4233

Re: AFKLM narrowbody fleet renewal

BawliBooch wrote:
As a European airline group, AFKLM must show a preference to home-grown products


Says who?

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by DfwRevolution
Sat Apr 22, 2017 4:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: U.S. Air Marshal Left Loaded Gun in an Airplane Bathroom
Replies: 63
Views: 5420

Re: U.S. Air Marshal Left Loaded Gun in an Airplane Bathroom

GBNWB wrote:
Mistakes happen. I doubt she will make that mistake again.


Any possible leniency for losing possession of a firearm should be tossed out the window for failing to report what happened. That isn't a mistake, that's an attempt at cover-up.

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by DfwRevolution
Tue Apr 18, 2017 5:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bloomberg: "Boeing to Dismiss Hundreds of Engineers Amid Sales Slowdown"
Replies: 29
Views: 6065

Re: Bloomberg: "Boeing to Dismiss Hundreds of Engineers Amid Sales Slowdown"

And Europe has an economy that grows at about 1% per year. Meanwhile, the U.S. economy typically grows at 2-3% per year. That apparently minor difference produces an incredibly different outcome over the course of an employee's career. The U.S. economy will literally double over the course of an em...

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by DfwRevolution
Tue Apr 18, 2017 2:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bloomberg: "Boeing to Dismiss Hundreds of Engineers Amid Sales Slowdown"
Replies: 29
Views: 6065

Re: Bloomberg: "Boeing to Dismiss Hundreds of Engineers Amid Sales Slowdown"

The Advantage is for investors. Yes you are right, the elasticity in adjusting the workforce quickly is an 'advantage' in the US from this Point of view. One may not notice wen you are used for beeing hired and fired your entire life. Here in Europe a big Company firing (especially engineers is a n...

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by DfwRevolution
Mon Apr 17, 2017 2:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Another IFSD on the A320NEO, this time Hong Kong Express
Replies: 17
Views: 5560

Re: Another IFSD on the A320NEO, this time Hong Kong Express

anshabhi wrote:
see.. the aircraft was on ground for over 29 hours. 6E & G8 have this advantage. In DEL it takes only 6 hours to replace an engine.


Sure, an engine change at an outstation will take a lot longer than at a hub base.

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by DfwRevolution
Sat Apr 15, 2017 3:36 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Can someone explain Donald Trump ?
Replies: 65
Views: 2522

Re: Can someone explain Donald Trump ?

3rd Law of Trump: For every Trump position, there is an equal and opposite Trump position.

Or said another way, Trump has no particular principles, doctrines, or moral compass and instead does whatever gains the loudest applause at any given moment. Which tons of conservatives realized 18 months ago.

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by DfwRevolution
Fri Apr 14, 2017 7:30 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Sign the Petition for California Car Tax
Replies: 16
Views: 920

Re: Sign the Petition for California Car Tax

zckls04 wrote:
The roads need to be fixed. I'm fed up with driving through potholes.


So why can't the state that already has more tax revenue than any other fix its potholes?

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by DfwRevolution
Fri Apr 14, 2017 7:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US Lawmaker to Propose Legislation to Protect Passengers From Involuntary Bumping
Replies: 80
Views: 6919

Re: US Lawmaker to Propose Legislation to Protect Passengers From Involuntary Bumping

Populist overreaction. The free market heavily punished UA for their poor client service. This will be auto-correcting.

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by DfwRevolution
Fri Apr 14, 2017 6:11 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Tillerson in Europe C-40B
Replies: 17
Views: 2671

Re: Tillerson in Europe C-40B

Wouldn't the C-40B have to refuel in flight between ADW and Italy? I don't believe the C-40B is inflight refueling capable, is it? Not sure I'd want to refuel it with the Secretary of State on board, except in an emergency. The E-4B has routinely done in-flight refueling with the Secretary of Defen...

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by DfwRevolution
Fri Apr 14, 2017 6:06 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: MOAB vs. the Halifax Explosion
Replies: 9
Views: 901

Re: MOAB vs. the Halifax Explosion

WIederling wrote:
at $16m each that was shooting 32 mice with a cannon.


Correction 1: It was only $16 million each.

Correction 2: Not mice. Enemy combatants.

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by DfwRevolution
Thu Apr 13, 2017 5:48 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Tax Time 2017
Replies: 19
Views: 676

Re: Tax Time 2017

Still makes no sense to me. That's because it doesn't make sense. It's pointless to beat yourself up trying to make sense of a patchwork of rules written by peoples with all sorts of conflicting interests. First off, the cap for a family income for a Roth is around $188k, which is a great income, b...

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by DfwRevolution
Thu Apr 13, 2017 12:00 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Tax Time 2017
Replies: 19
Views: 676

Re: Tax Time 2017

First time paying Uncle Sam (all other years I got a hefty refund). You were paying Uncle Sam in those years you got a refund, too. ;) Tax laws are ridiculous. I also don't understand why I can only put $5,500 into my IRA but someone who has a 401k can put $18,000 in. It should be $18,000 for every...

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by DfwRevolution
Wed Apr 12, 2017 6:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian to Texas?
Replies: 65
Views: 6665

Re: Norwegian to Texas?

Who's talking about Norway here? Norwegian is much more than just Norway. They do have a base there, but that doesn't mean anything. They got plenty of bases outside Norway as well. Who says Norwegian can't fly Houston - London Gatwick for example? The fact that BA is also flying this route doesn't...

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by DfwRevolution
Wed Apr 12, 2017 6:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Just how important is overbooking to airlines?
Replies: 45
Views: 4644

Re: Just how important is overbooking to airlines?

Well sure, applicable fare difference should apply. That's only fair. I was referring just to the change fee . DFW, I haven't had the chance to respond to your first question to me but I will. But one thing I want to know is why should fare difference be over who bought the ticket first? Airlines o...

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by DfwRevolution
Wed Apr 12, 2017 5:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian to Texas?
Replies: 65
Views: 6665

Re: Norwegian to Texas?

They might they might not you never know what Norwegian is thinking. That's a bold prediction, there. If Norwegian were to start a Texas city, I think IAH would be the best candidate. Houston is more connected to Norway than any other Texas metro area due to the energy industry concentrations at bo...

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by DfwRevolution
Wed Apr 12, 2017 4:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian to Texas?
Replies: 65
Views: 6665

Re: Norwegian to Texas?

They might they might not you never know what Norwegian is thinking. That's a bold prediction, there. If Norwegian were to start a Texas city, I think IAH would be the best candidate. Houston is more connected to Norway than any other Texas metro area due to the energy industry concentrations at bo...

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by DfwRevolution
Wed Apr 12, 2017 4:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Just how important is overbooking to airlines?
Replies: 45
Views: 4644

Re: Just how important is overbooking to airlines?

Now granted, I think airlines should always let passengers take earlier flights with no change fee. In that scenario, the passenger is doing the airline a favor by freeing-up a seat that can be used at a later point in time. If the flight leaves with that seat empty, it's gone forever. But, that's ...

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by DfwRevolution
Wed Apr 12, 2017 3:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Just how important is overbooking to airlines?
Replies: 45
Views: 4644

Re: Just how important is overbooking to airlines?

I also have a issue with the concept of overbooking to guard against people not showing up AND then charging a customer for changing a ticket. I understand the profit motive and that the change fee often is lower than the ticket cost but there is a problem there that needs to be addressed. What is ...

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