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by ssteve
Wed Mar 29, 2017 1:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA Denies Boarding to Non-Rev Girl in Leggings, Social Media Revolts
Replies: 463
Views: 26560

Re: UA Denies Boarding to Non-Rev Girl in Leggings, Social Media Revolts

The gate agent was doing her job. She was following the rules set forth by the company who gives her a paycheck. The rules state "no leggings" for non-revs. Should the gate agent have looked the other way only to face a possible reprimand later? Or, what about the person who issued the pa...

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by ssteve
Sat Mar 25, 2017 1:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pilots: AA leaving behind standby passengers to improve on-time departure
Replies: 54
Views: 11297

Re: Pilots: AA leaving behind standby passengers to improve on-time departure

Sorry , was not clear. I was in paid F Subu So if you weren't standby, how is this relevant to the discussion? There's another thread on here of people just complaining that airlines no longer wait for connecting passengers. My 2 cents: if you are connecting from mainline to a regional, the regiona...

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by ssteve
Wed Feb 22, 2017 1:04 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Boeing’s Latest Advanced Super Hornet Pitch
Replies: 8
Views: 2457

Re: Boeing’s Latest Advanced Super Hornet Pitch

Ozair wrote:
Trump has already claimed victory over the F-35 so I can see this falling by the wayside in the next month or two.


We'd call him a seagull manager at my company. Flies in, makes a lot of noise, shits all over everything, flies away.

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by ssteve
Sat Feb 11, 2017 9:50 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: B-52 Re-engine Proposal Botched
Replies: 53
Views: 12897

Re: B-52 Re-engine Proposal Botched

8 new engines?!? Darn. Here I thought we'd finally see Dale Brown's Megafortress.

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by ssteve
Fri Dec 23, 2016 2:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN Blames System Wide Outage On One Router
Replies: 26
Views: 5174

Re: WN Blames System Wide Outage On One Router

A 1996 vintage router probably would have 10/100 'fast' ethernet, that's right when the transition away from coax was happening. I remember the cubicles in the building I was in getting rewired right around then. I worked in a building where ethernet is run over the old token ring cabling... much o...

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by ssteve
Fri Dec 23, 2016 2:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN Blames System Wide Outage On One Router
Replies: 26
Views: 5174

Re: WN Blames System Wide Outage On One Router

Been using grids for batch job submission for over a decade of my career, and the machines that keep running but just fail to work... those suck. They tend to say, "sure, give me work to do" and proceedingly fail to do it... and jobs have to be manually killed and restarted. For various re...

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by ssteve
Tue Dec 06, 2016 2:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Changes Refinery Strategy, Selling Car/Truck Fuel
Replies: 23
Views: 3938

Re: Delta Changes Refinery Strategy, Selling Car/Truck Fuel

Until the price of jet fuel creeps up again, at which point they'll switch back... the 'threat' should be enough to keep prices low, and if it isn't, they still have the stick.

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by ssteve
Sun Nov 13, 2016 2:23 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Congress tries to block Boeing/Iran deal
Replies: 116
Views: 14370

Re: Congress tries to block Boeing/Iran deal

fcogafa wrote:
Trump seems to be backtracking on a lot of his plegdes, including the Iran one...


I'm not sure whether this shows disrespect towards his supporters, or acknowledges that they probably don't care about things like policy and details.

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by ssteve
Mon Nov 07, 2016 3:16 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: India Reassessing Global Tanker Tender
Replies: 41
Views: 3780

Re: India Reassessing Global Tanker Tender

Dutchy wrote:
I thought they had an history of ordering what is best ten years ago and then going to hassle another five years and starting complaining that it took forever. ;-)


And likely ending up with a higher price because of it. "Price? $5. But for you, $6."

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by ssteve
Wed Oct 19, 2016 8:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Fascinating story about the search for what happened to EA 980
Replies: 25
Views: 5403

Re: Fascinating story about the search for what happened to EA 980

bennett123 wrote:
I suspect animals would have cleared most of the human remains soon after the crash.


Unlikely at that altitude.

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by ssteve
Sat Oct 15, 2016 3:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Black DR says DL F/A didn't believe she's a DR during medical emergency..
Replies: 130
Views: 9689

Re: Black DR says DL F/A didn't believe she's a DR during medical emergency..

I'm an MD- an Emergency Medicine (ER) resident. ... Sooo...I get why they asked Dr. Cross for her credentials. To be honest, I think it had more to do with an age/gender bias as opposed to a racial one. Young adults are just not perceived as the "traditional" or "societal" versi...

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by ssteve
Sat Oct 15, 2016 2:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is LGA Still Considered Worst US Airport?
Replies: 66
Views: 6521

Re: Is LGA Still Considered Worst US Airport?

Dulles is terrible.

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by ssteve
Sat Oct 15, 2016 2:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kalitta Air 747-200f
Replies: 51
Views: 8045

Re: Kalitta Air 747-200f

K4 will keep them going until they are out of engines (which they have no spares). It seems like everytime one goes into check that there is a collective sigh of relief when the boroscope comes back ok. If they have to replace one engine, then an aircraft is going to be retired. I love the classic ...

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by ssteve
Tue Oct 11, 2016 4:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Atlas Air orders nine B767 BCF aircraft
Replies: 13
Views: 2943

Re: Atlas Air orders nine B767 BCF aircraft

na wrote:
Is Amazon still so small they cant operate 747 freighters?


The 747 isn't really all that suited to flying packages around the lower 48 no matter how large the operation.

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by ssteve
Mon Oct 10, 2016 7:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why does Delta have no A319/320 aircraft at SEA?
Replies: 15
Views: 1927

Re: Why does Delta have no A319/320 aircraft at SEA?

Why does Delta have no A320 family A/C at SEA? They only fly here once in a blue moon from LAX, and every other DL hub sees them...so why so few Airbus A320/319 aircraft here? One reason I have heard (not sure if it is true) is that due to the A320/A319 fleets age and range capabilities I spent 2hr...

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by ssteve
Thu Oct 06, 2016 3:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Allegiant Air launches flights to Ogdensburg
Replies: 25
Views: 3223

Re: Allegiant Air launches flights to Ogdensburg

Longer drive from Fort Drum /Watertown than I thought. I was just thinking the ordination of the military families there might be decent. Especially since it appears JetBlue is currently not flying direct to FL from SYR?

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by ssteve
Tue Oct 04, 2016 4:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Mother sues jetBlue after staff fly 5-year-old boy to wrong city and present her with a different 'son'
Replies: 62
Views: 5681

Re: Mother sues jetBlue after staff fly 5-year-old boy to wrong city and present her with a different 'son'

Here somebody has royaly fucked up. A break down of protocol, of a system that should ensure that such things would not happen. It's still amusing to everyone without some vested interest in the matter. Mr. Praline: I'll tell you what's wrong with it, my lad. 'E's dead, that's what's wrong with it!...

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by ssteve
Sun Oct 02, 2016 1:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Heathrow - 4th Crosswind runway next?
Replies: 20
Views: 4570

Re: Heathrow - 4th Crosswind runway next

Serious trolling, I mean I bought a hat and tipped it to you, but come on. Ludicrous idea. 23/05 went for good practical reasons, we're not flying in an age of the B707 anymore. When was the last time the airfield was closed due to crosswinds? Of the UK airports, I think PIK / BHX are the only ones...

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by ssteve
Fri Sep 30, 2016 3:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JIT convinced to have Irrefutable proof that MH17 was downed by BUK Missile in rebel controlled location
Replies: 223
Views: 13708

Re: JIT convinced to have Irrefutable proof that MH17 was downed by BUK Missile in rebel controlled location

Hey, does anyone have a fox to guard my henhouse? I'm not sure my current hen security regime is legitimate.

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by ssteve
Thu Sep 29, 2016 4:43 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Boeing Poised To Clinch $3 Billion-plus Kuwait F/A
Replies: 51
Views: 33651

Re: Boeing Poised To Clinch $3 Billion-plus Kuwait F/A

http://aviationweek.com/defense/boeing- ... hite-house the White House has at last approved proposed sales of the company’s F/A-18 Super Hornet and F-15E Strike Eagle to two Persian Gulf states, a Boeing spokesman confirmed to Aviation Week. The deals include 36 F-15s for Qatar and 28 F/A-18Es and F...

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by ssteve
Mon Sep 26, 2016 1:20 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: U2 crashes in Northern California; 1 injured, 1 dead
Replies: 5
Views: 1763

Re: U2 crashes in Northern California; 1 injured, 1 dead

The 2-seater must be a very rare bird. How many are left?

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by ssteve
Fri Sep 23, 2016 4:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Samsung Note 2 catches fire in-flight
Replies: 39
Views: 5913

Re: Samsung Note 2 catches fire in-flight

audian wrote:
Some one is trying to reach him very badly.


Missed call: Beelzebub.

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by ssteve
Thu Sep 15, 2016 12:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NTSB report on Delta Air Lines flight 1086
Replies: 23
Views: 6570

Re: NTSB report on Delta Air Lines flight 1086

11 minutes to evacuate all passengers once the decision was made... makes me wonder whether 95% were off in 2 minutes and 10 minutes was spent wondering whether to send someone in a wheelchair plummeting down the slide into the snow.

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by ssteve
Mon Sep 12, 2016 3:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Mo Farah DL Incident.
Replies: 149
Views: 17143

Re: Mo Farah DL Incident.

Right. You Europeans need to wear standard national costume when traveling abroad to help us out.

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by ssteve
Mon Sep 12, 2016 2:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Mo Farah DL Incident.
Replies: 149
Views: 17143

Re: Mo Farah DL Incident.

Brewfangrb wrote:
They don't here at GRB. That's why I asked. Bit if you say they have at every station, I must be wrong.


If Mo Farah doesn't count as a celebrity, GRB doesn't count as an airport ;)

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by ssteve
Sun Sep 11, 2016 1:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Mo Farah DL Incident.
Replies: 149
Views: 17143

Re: Mo Farah DL Incident.

Would be interesting to hear from the wife's perspective. The accumulation of inconveniences and abuses these days can prime you to explode at things that to the CSA probably appear mundane. I'm reminded of trying to board a flight with two small kids, in which they announced boarding, and had us qu...

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by ssteve
Fri Sep 09, 2016 6:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA to begin BTV-LGA
Replies: 26
Views: 4982

Re: AA to begin BTV-LGA

No more Dash-8s?

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by ssteve
Thu Sep 08, 2016 3:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Growing
Replies: 932
Views: 139596

Re: Amazon Fleet Growing

No "business" would visit every mailbox in the nation every day except Sunday, do free mail forwarding, allow cut rates for charities, process passport applications, enable cheap Christmas cards... etc. The best mindset for the USPS is, given that they are going to be forced to be the nati...

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by ssteve
Wed Sep 07, 2016 2:37 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Rosetta's Philae Probe Has Landed On A Comet!
Replies: 58
Views: 22166

Re: Rosetta's Philae Probe Has Landed On A Comet!

http://www.open.ac.uk/science/research/ ... 0important
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Francoflier wrote:
Interestingly, finding where and how it landed will help extract more out of the data it has sent back.


Good blog post on how here:
http://www.open.ac.uk/science/research/ ... 0important

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by ssteve
Sun Sep 04, 2016 7:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Inflight medical emergency from a doctor's POV
Replies: 21
Views: 3847

Re: Inflight medical emergency from a doctor's POV

Armodeen wrote:
Hello, critical care paramedic here.

...

PS - ALS recert is every 4 years and I don't know many GPs who bother (why would they?).


Moonlighting in the VA ED...

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by ssteve
Sat Sep 03, 2016 3:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Inflight medical emergency from a doctor's POV
Replies: 21
Views: 3847

Re: Inflight medical emergency from a doctor's POV

My wife, MD, when assisting in-flight, was asked for some form of medical ID. She had her hospital badge. This does rub the wrong way, but so be it. She got an unopened bottle of white from first class after a different incident. A thanks for the FAs in help avoiding the diversion. A link to a UA th...

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by ssteve
Tue Aug 23, 2016 9:10 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments
Replies: 410
Views: 57809

Re: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments

Right, it's not rocket science...

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by ssteve
Fri Aug 19, 2016 3:48 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Olympians allegedly robbed in Rio, police uncover a different story
Replies: 113
Views: 3437

Re: Brazil tries to intimidate robbed Olympians

It's a good thing a cohort of Andrew Jacksons were able to mollify the security guy. He could've gotten hurt!

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by ssteve
Thu Aug 18, 2016 10:07 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Olympians allegedly robbed in Rio, police uncover a different story
Replies: 113
Views: 3437

Re: Brazil tries to intimidate robbed Olympians

I think it's got a fair chance of characterizing how these games are remembered by americans.. Women's gymnastics, swimming... great. Soccer, bad. Hooligan shakedown at the gas station... bad.

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by ssteve
Thu Aug 18, 2016 9:16 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Olympians allegedly robbed in Rio, police uncover a different story
Replies: 113
Views: 3437

Re: Brazil tries to intimidate robbed Olympians

So the "bargain" struck at gunpoint happens to be "all the cash in your wallet?" LOLOLOLOL

International incident! Arrogant gringos!

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by ssteve
Wed Aug 17, 2016 8:24 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Olympians allegedly robbed in Rio, police uncover a different story
Replies: 113
Views: 3437

Re: Brazil tries to intimidate robbed Olympians

tommy1808 wrote:
what are they supposed to do? Let them leave and later ask the US to extradite them?


Yes.

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by ssteve
Tue Aug 16, 2016 3:46 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: USA Election Thread - Part 5
Replies: 196
Views: 6640

Re: USA Election Thread - Part 5

Trump caught flack from the GOP for suggesting that 9/11 was a failure of the Bush administration. In GOP mythology, it was a bolt out of the blue and the War on Terror started afterwards. Giuliani clearly favors this view... Dubya gets a pass for 9/11 for some reason. It's not entirely insane, peop...

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by ssteve
Tue Aug 16, 2016 3:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737 MAX Production Thread - Part 1
Replies: 257
Views: 50205

Re: 737-MAX Updates?

Well, yes. Earlier frames will be stored temporarily as Boeing obviously cannot deliver them, and as later builds will likely need less rework done they will likely be completed to certified standards quicker and thus delivered earlier. Does stripping test equipment count as "rework?" Who...

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by ssteve
Mon Aug 15, 2016 4:50 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 2016 Rio Olympics
Replies: 98
Views: 3276

Re: 2016 Rio Olympics

Incredible swimmers in that photo. What is more amazing is that 0.01s slower performance from any of the three tied for silver... meant no medal at all.

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by ssteve
Mon Aug 15, 2016 2:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flight MH370 was flown into water, says expert...
Replies: 428
Views: 63719

Re: Flight MH370 was flown into water, says expert...

Why, in this day and age, are conspiracy theories more popular than ooga-booga twilight-zone stuff like the Bermuda Triangle? In some regards, space aliens would be more plausible that any "teh government did it" theory. Wait, maybe it was some nefarious government *in league with* space a...

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by ssteve
Sat Aug 13, 2016 5:09 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 2016 Rio Olympics
Replies: 98
Views: 3276

Re: 2016 Rio Olympics

US Women's soccer (football) team lost today - maybe biggest Olympics upset since USA hockey beat Russia in 1980. Not particularly gracious in defeat, either. United States goalkeeper Hope Solo says her side were knocked out by a "bunch of cowards" after losing to Sweden on penalties in t...

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by ssteve
Fri Aug 12, 2016 6:01 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: USA Election Thread - Part 5
Replies: 196
Views: 6640

Re: USA Election Thread - Part 5

Trump responds, "I've seen the video."

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by ssteve
Fri Aug 12, 2016 3:04 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: USA Election Thread - Part 5
Replies: 196
Views: 6640

Re: USA Election Thread - Part 5

Today's daily dose of Trump-dump: Obama is not only Muslim, he's actually the leader of ISIS. http://www.businessinsider.com/donald-t ... nt-betting I'm very serious when I ask this question..if we aggregated the total IQ of Trump's core voting base, would we get to 100? I've looked at his rally pi...

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by ssteve
Fri Aug 12, 2016 2:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 24 injured due to severe turbulence on B6 BOS-SMF flight
Replies: 33
Views: 5184

Re: 24 injured due to severe turbulance on B6 BOS-SMF flight

Serves those lap infants and toddlers right! Flight attendants and people struck in the head, too!

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by ssteve
Thu Aug 11, 2016 12:48 am
Forum: Site Related
Topic: How do I change my profile pic (Avatar)?
Replies: 10
Views: 1573

Re: How do I change my profile pic (Avatar)?

I also had to switch browsers... I suspect I had an ad blocker issue with the interface for setting an Avatar.

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by ssteve
Wed Aug 10, 2016 6:02 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Before I return my three-week-old iPhone
Replies: 16
Views: 856

Re: Before I return my three-week-old iPhone

I have helped people with:
Phone not ringing: Mechanical no-sound switch in off position.
Phone not ringing: Do not disturb is on
Can't play game because screen won't rotate: Rotation lock on

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by ssteve
Wed Aug 10, 2016 3:02 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Heritage: F-35: Everything coming up roses
Replies: 7
Views: 1938

Heritage: F-35: Everything coming up roses

Summary here: http://dailysignal.com/2016/08/05/9-ins ... er-pilots/ Of study here: http://www.heritage.org/research/report ... nt-process Chart 1 and Chart 2 are really interesting for comparing capabilities, and then the "Cost and Capability" section's hard numbers on expected costs... a...

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