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by TWA772LR
Fri Aug 17, 2018 4:34 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Routes that exist to serve a specific industry
Replies: 32
Views: 1840

Re: Routes that exist to serve a specific industry

SEA-ICT/CHS/DEN (DEN is a stretch but Jeppesen is in Denver) for Boeing.

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by TWA772LR
Fri Aug 17, 2018 1:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is WNs fleet size back to "even" yet following 737-300 retirement?
Replies: 7
Views: 1945

Re: Is WNs fleet size back to "even" yet following 737-300 retirement?

This same question came up at the time of replacement. The retired 733 aircraft had 137 seats - the replacement aircraft -738 had 175 seats. Effectively, that was 8,631 seats lost. At the retirement date, there was already a few extra 738s into the fleet so capacity was above that required. A littl...

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by TWA772LR
Thu Aug 16, 2018 10:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United A321
Replies: 46
Views: 6943

Re: United A321

Ive been in the storage room for the Southwest archives and dont remember seeing an A320 model (doesnt mean it doesnt exist however). But i did see a 787 model in Boeing colors that was meant for Herb as a gift in the storage room. I also saw a 10 foot long CO SST model in their flight training cent...

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by TWA772LR
Thu Aug 16, 2018 8:14 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Refurbishing Mount Shasta
Replies: 11
Views: 294

Re: Refurbishing Mount Shasta

If a bear can shit in the woods, so can you.

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by TWA772LR
Tue Aug 14, 2018 6:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Zambia Airways Is Considering Airbus Widebodies
Replies: 33
Views: 4724

Re: Zambia Airways Is Considering Airbus Widebodies

New York City has a borough called The Bronx and no one is confused there, so.... 8-) NYC has a complex where they want to feel special. We all know theres some other Bronx and Gambia out there! Which adds absolutely nothing to this thread where we are in discussion regarding Zambia Airways conside...

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by TWA772LR
Tue Aug 14, 2018 7:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A321XLR: Seattle-Asia?
Replies: 53
Views: 8509

Re: A321XLR: Seattle-Asia?

That would be the still-air range. How would it hold up in the inter against the jet stream and other powerful headwinds? Also, That extra range will come at the expense of cargo space and Japan traffic is particularly tricky because it is very Tokyo-centric. Right now the only successful US mainlan...

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by TWA772LR
Tue Aug 14, 2018 6:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Zambia Airways Is Considering Airbus Widebodies
Replies: 33
Views: 4724

Re: Zambia Airways Is Considering Airbus Widebodies

Perhaps you mean The Gambia. Strange, its as though they're worried we're going to confuse it with all the other Gambias... New York City has a borough called The Bronx and no one is confused there, so.... 8-) NYC has a complex where they want to feel special. We all know theres some other Bronx an...

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by TWA772LR
Tue Aug 14, 2018 4:41 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: UA A220 or ERJ195 E2?
Replies: 3
Views: 298

Re: UA A220 or ERJ195 E2?

Id love to see the A220, but the more I think about it, I believe the E2 would better fit their shorthaul need. Plus UA has a better deal with Embraer at the moment than Airbus (not that they have a bad one with Airbus).

This is truly a 50/50 imo.

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by TWA772LR
Sun Aug 12, 2018 4:39 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The correct boulevard
Replies: 8
Views: 294

Re: The correct boulevard

The Boulevard of Broken Dreams.

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by TWA772LR
Sun Aug 12, 2018 12:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ex-UA 744 finds a new home
Replies: 42
Views: 15153

Re: Ex-UA 744 finds a new home

"...United will never preserve any of their retired 747s. Delta did it as they already have a museum and the the 747-451 they preserved is the first 747-400 built. That was the main reason that Delta preserved a 747." ... Delta pride inspired employees to buy a 767 for the company, which ...

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by TWA772LR
Sat Aug 11, 2018 8:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: QX employee steals and crashes Q400 near SEA
Replies: 685
Views: 87523

Re: Updated: AS employee steals and crashes Q400 at SeaTac

How does a Customer Service agent know how to start, taxi, take off in … and fly a plane like that? He was an Ops Agent (not sure what that means for Horizon, but at my airline it is the person that does weight and balance) so i assume it means something MX related or he had a computer-based flight...

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by TWA772LR
Sat Aug 11, 2018 4:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: QX employee steals and crashes Q400 near SEA
Replies: 685
Views: 87523

Re: AS Employee steals Q400 at SeaTac

That ATC recording is something else. I think it didn't go the way he expected and didn't figure it out until the bitter end.

RIP Rich.

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by TWA772LR
Fri Aug 10, 2018 7:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus and Southwest
Replies: 66
Views: 8867

Re: Airbus and Southwest

We all know Southwests first RFP in the 2030s will come down between Irkut and COMAC. :stirthepot:

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by TWA772LR
Thu Aug 09, 2018 9:55 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Most Annoying Sound
Replies: 34
Views: 737

Re: Most Annoying Sound

The voices of my supervisors and managers.

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by TWA772LR
Thu Aug 09, 2018 8:17 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: UM Mishap on F9 DSM-MCO Flight
Replies: 15
Views: 2130

Re: UM Mishap on F9 DSM-MCO Flight

At my airline, we are not allowed to take UMs on a flight going to a city thats under a weather advisory.

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by TWA772LR
Thu Aug 09, 2018 9:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus and Southwest
Replies: 66
Views: 8867

Re: Airbus and Southwest

One of my favorite Herb stories is one time he was in a meeting with Boeing and during the meeting he lit a cigarette with an Airbus lighter. Now its another thing if those Airbus orders were ever close to happening, my guess is no. Would anyone know of anything similar to this thread topic but abou...

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by TWA772LR
Thu Aug 09, 2018 6:36 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Is Paul Ryan Popular Than Trump Among The Republican Supporters?
Replies: 17
Views: 611

Re: Is Paul Ryan Popular Than Trump Among The Republican Supporters?

I’d have taken him or Rubio. Trump was the only one that would have beat Hilary, so It is what it is. Yes. Trump was looking as the only one going to beat Hilary during his performance in the Republican Primaries. But then, most of his claims back then are nowhere to be true as of now. Also, Trump ...

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by TWA772LR
Wed Aug 08, 2018 11:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue doesn't fly LAX-SFO?
Replies: 36
Views: 5648

Re: JetBlue doesn't fly LAX-SFO?

I was sure they flew from LAX, but apparently only from LGB. A majority of the airplanes we fly into LAX are Mint configured A321's, so there's no way to make that profitable. And LGB-SFO is or will be dramatically reduced. I wish JetBlue could make it work on the west coast, but they're perfectly ...

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by TWA772LR
Wed Aug 08, 2018 11:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian cancels Barcelona after less than two months of operations
Replies: 55
Views: 9864

Re: Ethiopian cancels Barcelona after less than two months of operations

[threeid][/threeid] Ehh...I would prefer the rumored ADD-ACC-IAH route, that way IAH gets back into the ‘Six Continent Club’. IAH would get into the 6 continent club even if Africa ADD flight is routed via Europe. Unless, it has to be a non-stop flight. Bear in mind that ADD to IAH via some airport...

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by TWA772LR
Tue Aug 07, 2018 8:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why didn’t DL, AA, and CO order the 747-400?
Replies: 44
Views: 6581

Re: Why didn’t DL, AA, and CO order the 747-400?

Ironically in the movie Jurassic Park, in the scene where Hammond is talking to the paleontologists and investors, you see a CO A300 buzzing the beach, as well as a 744 in CO colors in the slideshow. What was DL, AA, and CO's Asian presence like in the 1990s? CO had Micronesia, and in the late 90s/...

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by TWA772LR
Tue Aug 07, 2018 8:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why didn’t DL, AA, and CO order the 747-400?
Replies: 44
Views: 6581

Re: Why didn’t DL, AA, and CO order the 747-400?

Ironically in the movie Jurassic Park, in the scene where Hammond is talking to the paleontologists and investors, you see a CO A300 buzzing the beach, as well as a 744 in CO colors in the slideshow. What was DL, AA, and CO's Asian presence like in the 1990s? CO had Micronesia, and in the late 90s/e...

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by TWA772LR
Tue Aug 07, 2018 6:27 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Pratt & Whitney JT9D With Blow-in Doors
Replies: 7
Views: 1028

Re: Pratt & Whitney JT9D With Blow-in Doors

How come all of the engines vents arent open?

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by TWA772LR
Tue Aug 07, 2018 6:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spirit considering Embraer Jet?
Replies: 48
Views: 6646

Re: Spirit considering Embraer Jet?

It's not just the mechanics of the deal with the CSeries under Airbus' roof. It's literally the airplane. This is an airline that has a lot of people with hand carried luggage. Why would they not pick an airplane with tons of overhead bin space and 5 abreast. Turnaround times would improve all whil...

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by TWA772LR
Tue Aug 07, 2018 5:05 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: US military interest in cargo bases in space
Replies: 5
Views: 600

Re: US military interest in cargo bases in space

One Russian or Chinese a-sat launch and no more space ammo dump.

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by TWA772LR
Mon Aug 06, 2018 8:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta CEO: We beat AA/UA because we have the revenue to sustain it
Replies: 127
Views: 13091

Re: Delta CEO: We beat AA/UA because we have the revenue to sustain it

The same few will always chime in with their own facts..”antiques?” yeah your showing straight up ignorance right now. DLs planes are not antique and look much better on the inside than the other two. Add the better service, employee morale, profitability and record breaking profit sharing and you ...

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by TWA772LR
Mon Aug 06, 2018 6:54 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Did North Korea torture Otto Warmbier?
Replies: 11
Views: 699

Re: Did North Korea torture Otto Warmbier?

My theory is he stressed himself put so much in the ordeal that his brain "ate" itself. I dont know if your brain physically deteriorates under such immense stress however, id love to know for sure.

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by TWA772LR
Mon Aug 06, 2018 5:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian cancels Barcelona after less than two months of operations
Replies: 55
Views: 9864

Re: Ethiopian cancels Barcelona after less than two months of operations

I dont think ADD-BCN/MAD-IAH would be a terrible idea.

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by TWA772LR
Mon Aug 06, 2018 5:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Korean Air announces Boston
Replies: 77
Views: 9898

Re: Korean Air announces Boston

I wonder why they didn't bring the 789 to IAH, would been perfect for them. I guess they wanted the first class sales from IAH. I heard KE did not bad on cargo in IAH so there's a factor. They also share a megahub with Star's Asiana and flew to a Star fortress in IAH, it also indirectly competed wi...

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by TWA772LR
Sun Aug 05, 2018 10:24 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: PINOs...what are they?
Replies: 5
Views: 539

Re: PINOs...what are they?

I believe in the Constitution, but take note the Founding Fathers made parts vague on purpose, it's called the Elastic Clause.

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by TWA772LR
Sun Aug 05, 2018 5:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chinese carriers catching London fever: MU launches PVG-LGW, CA ramps up PEK-LHR frequency
Replies: 22
Views: 3356

Re: Chinese carriers catching London fever: MU launches PVG-LGW, CA ramps up PEK-LHR frequency

by738 wrote:
BA is non plussed because they know this is low yielding and the bubble will burst... would be my guess

When all the airlines are backed by the government, it doesnt matter.

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by TWA772LR
Sun Aug 05, 2018 5:10 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: How much time needed to visit National Air and Space Museum at IAD?
Replies: 16
Views: 723

Re: How much time needed to visit National Air and Space Museum at IAD?

I love that it's like a giant toy box. Youd definitely need more than 3 hours on the ground. IMO you should sacrifice one of those MD88 legs and be there longer. There is so much to see. And ditching an MD88 leg to take a picture of an SR71 and Space Shuttle at the same time is totally worth it. The...

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by TWA772LR
Sat Aug 04, 2018 5:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA booted a Cellist from the Aircraft (did not allow the Cello on a paid ticket)
Replies: 170
Views: 15770

Re: AA booted a Cellist from the Aircraft (did not allow the Cello on a paid ticket)

At least the guys cello didnt get ruined. When i worked for LH in IAH, right when i got on they were ralking to a guy whose cello they had lost. This thing sat in the middle of the bag room in IAH exposed to the Houston heat and humidity. I saw it when i worked fof TK and went to LH a few weeks late...

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by TWA772LR
Sat Aug 04, 2018 5:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PUS - why not more short-haul carriers?
Replies: 13
Views: 1599

Re: PUS - why not more short-haul carriers?

F27500 wrote:
What a horrible 3 letter code …

Just wait when theres a nonstop from Fukuoka-Pusan or Dickinson-Pusan. We may even see a scheduled tech stop where the route would be Dickinson-Fukuoka-Pusan.

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by TWA772LR
Sat Aug 04, 2018 7:01 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Cities known mainly for Airports
Replies: 72
Views: 2854

Re: Cities known mainly for Airports

Atlanta. ATL was the butt of a few airport jokes in an episode of Futurama.

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by TWA772LR
Sat Aug 04, 2018 6:40 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The correct cover version
Replies: 58
Views: 1193

Re: The correct cover version

Sound of Silence - Disturbed

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by TWA772LR
Sat Aug 04, 2018 5:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Wyoming Aviation Thread
Replies: 18
Views: 1341

Re: Wyoming Aviation Thread

Among the most isolated of the lower 48 states, Wyoming has commercial service at (JAC/COD/CYS/CPR/RKS/RIW/SHR/LAR/GCC) JAC due to tourism demand gets incredible inbound traffic but the rest of the state outside of Casper has pretty spotty service as yet. Recently (January 2018) SkyWest bid on EAS ...

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by TWA772LR
Sat Aug 04, 2018 3:59 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Bishop: Catholic Church suffers from 'crisis of sexual morality'
Replies: 98
Views: 1998

Re: Bishop: Catholic Church suffers from 'crisis of sexual morality'

I feel like a lot of problems in the world would be solved by people getting laid. Therefore the Catholic Church (I'm Catholic) should allow priests to get married. Yet all my married friends complain that they aren't getting laid as much as they did when they were single, so it's doubtful that mar...

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by TWA772LR
Fri Aug 03, 2018 6:25 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: When I think about rain
Replies: 12
Views: 347

Re: When I think about rain

I have to admit, I've just had to Google who that is. She is not the correct country musician. Technically no; she is not. However, when she thinks about rain, she thinks about singing. When she thinks about singing, it's a heavenly tune. When she thinks about heaven, she thinks about angels. And, ...

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by TWA772LR
Fri Aug 03, 2018 6:11 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: TSA considering cutting security screenings at small airports
Replies: 43
Views: 2641

Re: TSA considering cutting security screenings at small airports

I flew through SFO last year and they had private security.

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by TWA772LR
Fri Aug 03, 2018 6:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How many more 738s for WN ?
Replies: 11
Views: 2599

Re: How many more 738s for WN ?

Its funny to think that WNs oldest MAX aircraft will be older than their youngest NG aircraft.

Just like AAs newest Mad Dogs are younger than their oldest 737s.

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by TWA772LR
Fri Aug 03, 2018 6:06 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Can a plane be maintained to fly indefinitely?
Replies: 35
Views: 2830

Re: Can a plane be maintained to fly indefinitely?

Every single part of an aircraft can be replaced, in principle. Which, of course, begs the question: if you replace every single part of an aircraft, are you really flying the original aircraft? You cant replace the fuselage. I think of it like an old car. You can buy a new engine, transmission, et...

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by TWA772LR
Fri Aug 03, 2018 6:01 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: US3 and bag fees
Replies: 10
Views: 1099

US3 and bag fees

Stupid question: does any of the US3 still allow one checked bag for free? Or is there a fee from bag 1?

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by TWA772LR
Fri Aug 03, 2018 5:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spirit considering Embraer Jet?
Replies: 48
Views: 6646

Re: Spirit considering Embraer Jet?

They need the A220. This is an airline that needs the overhead cabin space. And the 223 is a perfect 1:1 replacement for their 319 with a slight increase in business class. I imagine 12J/130Y, if they don't want to spring for the extra exit. Calling it now. They'll take the JetBlue solution. Order ...

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by TWA772LR
Thu Aug 02, 2018 4:58 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Bishop: Catholic Church suffers from 'crisis of sexual morality'
Replies: 98
Views: 1998

Re: Bishop: Catholic Church suffers from 'crisis of sexual morality'

I feel like a lot of problems in the world would be solved by people getting laid. Therefore the Catholic Church (I'm Catholic) should allow priests to get married.

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by TWA772LR
Thu Aug 02, 2018 4:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Q400: the underrated aircraft type?
Replies: 106
Views: 12396

Re: Q400: the underrated aircraft type?

The Q400 was what i looked forward to most on my weekend trips home during my first 2 years of college. With the engines being overpowered, it sounds like it is ripe for lengthening. It most likely wont happen, but i hope it does. Hopefully Bombardier can design a Q500 with bleed air anti-ice instea...

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by TWA772LR
Thu Aug 02, 2018 2:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Where is COPA going next in the US?
Replies: 66
Views: 5759

Re: Where is COPA going next in the US?

Three carriers on IAH-PTY would be insane. I think if CM were going to choose a Texas destination, DFW would be a great E-190 route. DFW-Central America is very large and DFW-South America has some demand as well. What about PTY-HOU as a indirect shot at WN by UA? I hate to be that guy,but if you d...

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by TWA772LR
Thu Aug 02, 2018 12:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Where is COPA going next in the US?
Replies: 66
Views: 5759

Re: Where is COPA going next in the US?

IAH would be good, shot at the bow to United Three carriers on IAH-PTY would be insane. I think if CM were going to choose a Texas destination, DFW would be a great E-190 route. DFW-Central America is very large and DFW-South America has some demand as well. What about PTY-HOU as a indirect shot at...

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by TWA772LR
Thu Aug 02, 2018 12:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Where is COPA going next in the US?
Replies: 66
Views: 5759

Re: Where is COPA going next in the US?

IAH would be good, shot at the bow to United Three carriers on IAH-PTY would be insane. I think if CM were going to choose a Texas destination, DFW would be a great E-190 route. DFW-Central America is very large and DFW-South America has some demand as well. What about PTY-HOU as a indirect shot at...

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by TWA772LR
Tue Jul 31, 2018 9:35 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Why do people keep moving to California?
Replies: 97
Views: 2692

Re: Why do people keep moving to California?

California is a great place to visit but I doubt I'd live there unless I was extremely wealthy and could live nicely in the bay area or live in San Diego. I'll go out on a limb and say, having lived in NYC and Boston my whole life, all the yankees I know who transplant themselves to California do s...

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by TWA772LR
Tue Jul 31, 2018 9:32 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Why do people keep moving to California?
Replies: 97
Views: 2692

Re: Why do people keep moving to California?

Because even on fire it's that much more amazing than every other state. Exactamundo! ...even toss in the scary ass earthquakes atop the fires, it's 2nd largest state in the Union and it would take centuries to burn down the entire state - which ain't happening in any of our life times. Having spen...

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