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by alfa164
Tue May 21, 2019 12:50 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Iran Threat Thread
Replies: 108
Views: 3903

Re: The Iran Threat Thread

The vast majority of the intelligence community has served under multiple presidents. I’ve got plenty of issues with his administration but picking on the line workers isn’t at all fair. I don’t think that’s what you meant to do but some people might of taken it that way. You might make the same cl...

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by alfa164
Tue May 21, 2019 2:31 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Only a matter of time...Trump turns on Fox News
Replies: 30
Views: 1389

Re: Only a matter of time...Trump turns on Fox News

Actually it did. But what are you even saying here? If you are of the opinion that the current economic expansion was Obama's doing, you are still basically conceding that Trump is at least doing a pretty damn good job in keeping it going. But it doesn't even matter what you think because almost al...

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by alfa164
Tue May 21, 2019 12:53 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Iran Threat Thread
Replies: 108
Views: 3903

Re: The Iran Threat Thread

a) United States intelligence "United States" and "Intelligence" , under the current administration, is an oxymoron... :roll: The vast majority of the intelligence community has served under multiple presidents. I’ve got plenty of issues with his administration but picking on th...

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by alfa164
Mon May 20, 2019 10:47 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Iran Threat Thread
Replies: 108
Views: 3903

Re: The Iran Threat Thread

Magog wrote:
a) United States intelligence


"United States" and "Intelligence", under the current administration, is an oxymoron...

:roll:

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by alfa164
Mon May 20, 2019 4:25 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Only a matter of time...Trump turns on Fox News
Replies: 30
Views: 1389

Re: Only a matter of time...Trump turns on Fox News

Fox News is the only fair and balanced network out there (don't take my word for it - look at this Harvard study: https://shorensteincenter.org/news-coverage-donald-trumps-first-100-days/ ), so naturally Democrats want nothing to do with them. They are only interested in networks where they control...

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by alfa164
Sun May 19, 2019 11:47 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Austrian Government Collapses over Russia Scandal
Replies: 27
Views: 1511

Re: Austrian Government Collapses over Russia Scandal

Is there a suspicion that the Russians (i.e. the government or agents tied to the govt) tried to destabilise the Austrian govt? I'm guessing, being right wing, the Russians wouldn't have thought too highly of the Austrian govt? No. Right now in fact there is a different suspicion - that this woman ...

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by alfa164
Sun May 19, 2019 2:05 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Austrian Government Collapses over Russia Scandal
Replies: 27
Views: 1511

Re: Austrian Government Collapses over Russia Scandal

Is there a suspicion that the Russians (i.e. the government or agents tied to the govt) tried to destabilise the Austrian govt? I'm guessing, being right wing, the Russians wouldn't have thought too highly of the Austrian govt? It is no secret that Russia has been working to destabilize European go...

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by alfa164
Sun May 19, 2019 1:42 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Iran Threat Thread
Replies: 108
Views: 3903

Re: The Iran Threat Thread

I think, at this stage, it's more about Bolton than Trump; from what I hear, Trump is trying to restrain Bolton and may recognise (a) that withdrawing from the Iran nuke deal was a mistake and (b) that he is being manipulated down a path to war by JB and other hawks. I don't think Trump wants a war...

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by alfa164
Sun May 19, 2019 12:26 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Austrian Government Collapses over Russia Scandal
Replies: 27
Views: 1511

Austrian Government Collapses over Russia Scandal

"Turns out Russian collusion isn’t a "witch hunt hoax" after all. At least not in Austria." It seems the leader of the Government's coalition - the far-right "Freedom Party" - was caught trying to sell access to a purported niece of a Russian oligarch. Faster that you ...

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by alfa164
Sat May 18, 2019 10:40 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Will DL return to Hong Kong anytime soon?
Replies: 109
Views: 11631

Re: Will DL return to Hong Kong anytime soon?

Many have speculated that they would try DTW-HKG when Delta got the A350. Detroit is their best option being that it is Delta's premiere hub to Asia and give them the access to the most connections. Of course it is. :roll: He's actually right about this one. SEA didn't work and DTW is their other A...

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by alfa164
Sat May 18, 2019 10:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: AS trying to get B6
Replies: 128
Views: 19450

Re: Rumor: AS trying to get B6

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B6+AS = BS

It is proven... mathematically...

;)

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by alfa164
Sat May 18, 2019 7:29 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Anti-abortion wave across America
Replies: 215
Views: 7948

Re: Anti-abortion wave across America

Alabama is their own state who chose to impose this upon themselves as they are overwhelmingly pro-life. That is how federalism works. Well... not really. A state cannot enact a law the flies in the face of the U.S. Constitution; in Roe v. Wade , the Supreme Court found that abortion bans did just ...

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by alfa164
Sat May 18, 2019 6:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue switches from Coke to Pepsi
Replies: 193
Views: 18024

Re: JetBlue switches from Coke to Pepsi

Also, for the record, there is no period in the brand name Dr Pepper. You're welcome. The more you know. While we're at it, Dr Pepper is not part of PepsiCo; they were bought by Keurig Green Mountain last year and the company was renamed Keurig Dr Pepper. Dr Pepper is sometimes served at establishm...

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by alfa164
Sat May 18, 2019 6:34 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Goodbye to my dear Mother
Replies: 23
Views: 1475

Re: Goodbye to my dear Mother

I remember when I lost my Grandmother, who was the most loving person on earth. That was more than 20 years ago; I still think of her every day. I also remember the words of David Eagleman: "There are three deaths: the first is when the body ceases to function. The second is when the body is co...

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by alfa164
Sat May 18, 2019 6:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: AS trying to get B6
Replies: 128
Views: 19450

Re: AS trying to get B6

Blueknows wrote:
Pilots are talking about AS in NYC trying to 8 billion dollar B6 acquisition. Think its all BS... What does everyone think?


If you think it is all BS... why did you bother to post it?

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by alfa164
Sat May 18, 2019 5:59 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Anti-abortion wave across America
Replies: 215
Views: 7948

Re: Anti-abortion wave across America

If we are talking semantics here, most people who claim to be "pro-choice" are actually adamantly against choice in most facets of daily life - in fact, they love nothing more than to exercise control over people. They just happen to make an exception when it comes to killing babies. If w...

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by alfa164
Sat May 18, 2019 4:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Interjet to sell its SSJ100 to focus on its A320 fleet.
Replies: 142
Views: 30495

Re: Updated: Interjet to sell its SSJ100 to focus on its A320 fleet.

Unfortunately the SSJs became a bad investment for Interjet, as these aircraft have caused them to cancel routes, reduce staff, and lose a huge amount of money. I really do hope they get back in their feet as they are my favorite airline in Mexico, and they've always had the best service. My airpor...

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by alfa164
Fri May 17, 2019 5:55 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: U.S. Senate Threatens Sanctions Over Russian Pipeline
Replies: 49
Views: 2702

Re: U.S. Senate Threatens Sanctions Over Russian Pipeline

Russians have never turned off gas to customers who pay on time. They’ve had issues with Ukraine who has track record of siphoning transit gas. Hence the pipe. Please ask your politruk for an updated script.. :checkmark: :checkmark: :checkmark: Russia's scripts - along with Russia's deflections and...

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by alfa164
Fri May 17, 2019 5:20 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: White House Creates Tool For People To Report Alleged Social Media Bias
Replies: 21
Views: 1090

Re: White House Creates Tool For People To Report Alleged Social Media Bias

Well nothing good can possibly come from this. Maybe... maybe not. Maybe millions of Americans should report the bias they see on Faux News... cutting off and silencing anyone who disagrees with their dogmatic point-of-view. Let's see what the White House does to correct the stench emanating from t...

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by alfa164
Wed May 15, 2019 10:27 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: GoFundme:The Wall Scam Separates Bigots from Their Cash Instead of Undocumenteds
Replies: 14
Views: 1334

Re: GoFundme:The Wall Scam Separates Bigots from Their Cash Instead of Undocumenteds

I think the wall should be crowdfunded. It would allow for it to be paid only by those who want it which, ironically, is very much a Republican concept... I'll take it further; the "wall" should be built by the subset of xenophobes and bigots who are clamoring for it. Let them go down to ...

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by alfa164
Wed May 15, 2019 4:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MIA preparing plans for expansion and renovations
Replies: 41
Views: 6001

Re: MIA preparing plans for expansion and renovations

There is no mention of improving and/or enlarging the FIS facilities. The biggest problems I have ever experienced at MIA have always involved inbound Customs-and-Immigration, where lines can snake through the bowels of the airport for more than an hour. I now avoid MIA like the plague. Brightening-...

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by alfa164
Wed May 15, 2019 4:33 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: GoFundme:The Wall Scam Separates Bigots from Their Cash Instead of Undocumenteds
Replies: 14
Views: 1334

Re: GoFundme:The Wall Scam Separates Bigots from Their Cash Instead of Undocumenteds

Are you for real? We have immigration laws for a reason. Yep, we have passed immigration laws for a reason - albeit not a very honorable reason. Bigotry is at its heart. For the first 100 years of our history, we had no immigration laws at all; it wasn't until 1882 that Congress passed the first on...

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by alfa164
Tue May 14, 2019 8:16 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Four oil tankers 'sabotaged' in the Gulf of Oman amid tensions
Replies: 39
Views: 1908

Re: Four oil tankers 'sabotaged' in the Gulf of Oman amid tensions

[\You left out the most important sentence: Our analysis of Bush's speeches reveals that the administration consistently connected Iraq with 9/11. Thus, my statement that the Iraq war was a "response" to 9/11. The simple reality is that the Iraq war would not have happened without 9/11 ha...

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by alfa164
Tue May 14, 2019 5:06 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Four oil tankers 'sabotaged' in the Gulf of Oman amid tensions
Replies: 39
Views: 1908

Re: Four oil tankers 'sabotaged' in the Gulf of Oman amid tensions

No, the Iraq war was seen as a response to 9/11, albeit a couple of years later. Maybe it was seen that way by you, but everybody else knew he didn't invade Iraq as "a response to 911"... :roll: Wrong. https://www.history.com/topics/21st-century/war-on-terror-timeline https://en.m.wikiped...

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by alfa164
Tue May 14, 2019 4:08 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Four oil tankers 'sabotaged' in the Gulf of Oman amid tensions
Replies: 39
Views: 1908

Re: Four oil tankers 'sabotaged' in the Gulf of Oman amid tensions

Magog wrote:
No, the Iraq war was seen as a response to 9/11, albeit a couple of years later.


Maybe it was seen that way by you, but everybody else knew he didn't invade Iraq as "a response to 911"...

:roll:

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by alfa164
Mon May 13, 2019 12:43 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: GoFundme:The Wall Scam Separates Bigots from Their Cash Instead of Undocumenteds
Replies: 14
Views: 1334

Re: GoFundme:The Wall Scam Separates Bigots from Their Cash Instead of Undocumenteds

WHO did not see this coming??? It should be no surprise that the same simpletons who fall for the blatantly-racist "foreigners are ruining out country!" demagoguery would also fall for a "we can fix this better than the government!" solution. It should also be no surprise that t...

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by alfa164
Sun May 12, 2019 4:25 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Notre-Dame cathedral on fire in Paris
Replies: 100
Views: 9518

Re: Notre-Dame cathedral on fire in Paris

I don't know how practical or costly the 'farm' part would be, but the idea of a 'glass' roof and spire with energy efficient construction would be very much in line with the spirit of the original structure and modern times. :checkmark: What about you listen to what the french would like instead o...

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by alfa164
Sun May 12, 2019 1:34 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Christian Activist boasts of his ‘God-given duty to discriminate’ against LGBTQ people in Missouri House Hearing
Replies: 41
Views: 1910

Re: Christian Activist boasts of his ‘God-given duty to discriminate’ against LGBTQ people in Missouri House Hearing

Well multiple posters that are Christian already have. It's not like "Christianity" can put out a press release like DL every other day when they feel threatened by the big bad radical middle eastern carries. "Christianity" - in the form of church leaders - put out press release...

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by alfa164
Sun May 12, 2019 1:31 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Notre-Dame cathedral on fire in Paris
Replies: 100
Views: 9518

Re: Notre-Dame cathedral on fire in Paris

Seems one of the early propositions for rebuilding Notre Dame is hitting the news. Just saw this - https://www.cnn.com/style/article/france-notre-dame-green-scli-intl/index.html I'm kinda split, it's very cool and an example of great sustainable ideas that we need more of to make our cities more li...

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by alfa164
Sun May 12, 2019 1:14 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Christian Activist boasts of his ‘God-given duty to discriminate’ against LGBTQ people in Missouri House Hearing
Replies: 41
Views: 1910

Re: Christian Activist boasts of his ‘God-given duty to discriminate’ against LGBTQ people in Missouri House Hearing

stl07 wrote:
Exactly, every time this happens people assume that all or a good percentage of Christians (or any religion) are like this, but that is simply not true. All of the Christians at least where I like would denounce something like this


How long must we wait until we hear them speak up?

Crickets...

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by alfa164
Sun May 12, 2019 1:10 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Putin's anual ice hockey "match"
Replies: 16
Views: 848

Re: Putin's anual ice hockey "match"

Not everyone, just everyone whom pushes the Russian agenda and anrec80 is a very good example. Not pushing my agenda, just calling out a Russian propagandist. . :checkmark: There are a few posters on A.net who can safely be identified as Russian trolls. They aren't fooling anyone. Nothing wrong pla...

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by alfa164
Sat May 11, 2019 5:45 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Putin's anual ice hockey "match"
Replies: 16
Views: 848

Re: Putin's anual ice hockey "match"

On the other hand, can you imagined Trump even able to score 8 goals in hockey even if his opponent just stands there? Hack, can you imagine Trump doing any sport for more than 5 seconds? Golf is a much better sport for Trump. It is hard to cheat at hockey. What's wrong? He plays like he belongs in...

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by alfa164
Fri May 10, 2019 8:59 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Mueller Speaks: Barr Mislead the American People
Replies: 145
Views: 6936

Re: Mueller Speaks: Barr Mislead the American People

stratclub wrote:
Deceptocrats 2015-2019: Destroy Trump by any means possible, even including treason.


DeceptoRussians 2016-2019: Destroy Americans' faith in their institutions by any means possible, even treason

There - I fixed it for you...

;)

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by alfa164
Fri May 10, 2019 8:32 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Mueller Speaks: Barr Mislead the American People
Replies: 145
Views: 6936

Re: Mueller Speaks: Barr Mislead the American People

If you had watched the 5 hours of AG Bars testimony you would understand how ridiculous the claim that AG Bar is lying or "misleading the American People" and is a Democratic lie of Biblical proportions and just more false Narrative If you had watched the 5 hours of AG Barr's testimony - ...

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by alfa164
Fri May 10, 2019 5:11 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Mueller Speaks: Barr Mislead the American People
Replies: 145
Views: 6936

Re: Mueller Speaks: Barr Mislead the American People

Why is AG Bar's summery of findings even suspect? - He is not AG Bar . Never has been - never will be! His name is Barr. It was summery of finding with the intent of the complete Mueller report being released after legal redactions. - I know the Russian language leaves off articles (the, a, an), so...

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by alfa164
Fri May 10, 2019 4:41 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Should Jerry Nadler be Removed for miss use Of Power?
Replies: 131
Views: 3482

Re: Should Jerry Nadler be Removed for miss use Of Power?

There is no "decision" to reach. The only crime are the Democrat's never ending witch hunts. Watching 5 hours of the Democrats kangaroo court featuring Victim AG Bar made it very evident that anything that their witch hunt was hope against hope going to find led to a big fat goose egg. . ...

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by alfa164
Fri May 10, 2019 4:26 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Mueller Speaks: Barr Mislead the American People
Replies: 145
Views: 6936

Re: Mueller Speaks: Barr Mislead the American People

It just kills me that the Demos are saying they are serving the will of the people by launching yet another unfounded vicious witch hunt. After the hearing, did you see Nancy Pelosi's vicious 15 minute diatribe directed at AG Bar saying he lied to the American people and should be impeached, fired ...

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by alfa164
Thu May 09, 2019 10:25 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Should Jerry Nadler be Removed for miss use Of Power?
Replies: 131
Views: 3482

Re: Should Jerry Nadler be Removed for miss use Of Power?

seb146 wrote:
So The House is supposed to make an informed decision with only half the information.


Why not? Some posters here do it all the time...

;)

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by alfa164
Thu May 09, 2019 5:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Adds New Domestic/Mexico/Caribbean Routes
Replies: 87
Views: 14279

Re: American Airlines Adds New Domestic/Mexico/Caribbean Routes

I am surprised - almost shocked - at the DFW-ACA add. With Acapulco's reputation (justifiably) in the dumps, I am not sure how they plan to fill the plane.

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by alfa164
Wed May 08, 2019 8:50 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Should Jerry Nadler be Removed for miss use Of Power?
Replies: 131
Views: 3482

Re: Should Jerry Nadler be Removed for miss use Of Power?

Should Jerry Nadler be Removed for miss use Of Power? There she is again - "Miss Use"! That Russian hooker shows up everywhere... ;) ... if AG Bar is not torpedoed by the Democrats, AG Bar will have developed a case ... It is not enough that Barr sold his soul to Trump, apparently he sold...

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by alfa164
Wed May 08, 2019 2:39 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Should Jerry Nadler be Removed for miss use Of Power?
Replies: 131
Views: 3482

Re: Should Jerry Nadler be Removed for miss use Of Power?

How is Nadler misusing his power? As chairman of the House Judiciary committee, one of his key jobs is ensuring congressional oversight of the Justice Department. By issuing subpoenas for key people to testify, he is helping to fulfil this role. That being said, we can debate the concept of executi...

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by alfa164
Wed May 08, 2019 1:54 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Should Jerry Nadler be Removed for miss use Of Power?
Replies: 131
Views: 3482

Re: Should Jerry Nadler be Removed for miss use Of Power?

How is Nadler misusing his power? As chairman of the House Judiciary committee, one of his key jobs is ensuring congressional oversight of the Justice Department. By issuing subpoenas for key people to testify, he is helping to fulfil this role. That being said, we can debate the concept of executi...

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by alfa164
Sun May 05, 2019 9:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UPDATED: Delta announces JFK-BOM
Replies: 971
Views: 136814

Re: UPDATED: Delta announces JFK-BOM

By the way, what is the screen size on DL's flight (economy)? Do you know what it is on EK? I suspect more than double that of DL. Main Cabin 11".... Premium Select 13.3" D1 18" You mean EK has a screen 22" wide... but the seat is only 17"? That must have involved the inter...

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by alfa164
Sun May 05, 2019 8:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UPDATED: Delta announces JFK-BOM
Replies: 971
Views: 136814

Re: UPDATED: Delta announces JFK-BOM

I didn't know that DL served Scotch in economy. When did that happen? I thought they only served free cheap wines.EK actually owns cellars in some European countries and they have an inventory of like $500 million in wines Emirates Has Invested $500 Million to Build a 'Fort Knox' of Wine. How the D...

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by alfa164
Sun May 05, 2019 8:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UPDATED: Delta announces JFK-BOM
Replies: 971
Views: 136814

Re: UPDATED: Delta announces JFK-BOM

The difference is between a bus service and airline service at its best in Y. Some things to note on EK - superlative flight entertainment system, multilingual crew (on a typical flight that are flight attendants that speak a combined at least 10 languages -- they mention all the languages on take ...

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by alfa164
Sun May 05, 2019 7:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Aeroflot 1492 SSJ100 fire at Moscow (SVO) - 40+ confirmed dead
Replies: 797
Views: 129111

Re: Aeroflot SSJ100 on fire at Moscow (SVO)

Sukhoi Superjet of Aeroflot. RA-89089 That seems to be a problem-plagued aircraft type. How do you mean, has there been many problems with this aircraft type? In a word, yes. While some people have attributed most of the problems to a parts-supply issue, the fact that replacement parts are constant...

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by alfa164
Sun May 05, 2019 4:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Aeroflot 1492 SSJ100 fire at Moscow (SVO) - 40+ confirmed dead
Replies: 797
Views: 129111

Re: Aeroflot SSJ100 on fire at Moscow (SVO)

thevery wrote:
All evacuated, 6 injured.


Unbelievable. Kudos to the crews that accomplished that.

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by alfa164
Sun May 05, 2019 4:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA MIA-SNU canceled 04May and 05May
Replies: 12
Views: 1969

Re: AA MIA-SNU canceled 04May and 05May

Look it up: https://www.nationsonline.org/oneworld/IATA_Codes/IATA_Code_S.htm Remember when this forum had all the IATA codes stored so you could just over over the code and it would give you them??? Good times Except for those of us that primarily visit the site on mobile devices, because there is...

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by alfa164
Sun May 05, 2019 4:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Aeroflot 1492 SSJ100 fire at Moscow (SVO) - 40+ confirmed dead
Replies: 797
Views: 129111

Re: Aircraft on fire at Moscow

MoonC wrote:
Sukhoi Superjet of Aeroflot. RA-89089


That seems to be a problem-plagued aircraft type.

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by alfa164
Thu May 02, 2019 7:28 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Mueller Speaks: Barr Mislead the American People
Replies: 145
Views: 6936

Re: Mueller Speaks: Barr Mislead the American People

Dieuwer wrote:
Solution seems easy: Barr withdraws and Mueller writes a brief summary of his findings himself.


Mueller already wrote that. Barr has refused to provide it.

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