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by alfa164
Sun Jun 17, 2018 3:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Detroit air service discussion - 2018
Replies: 1035
Views: 60175

Re: Detroit air service discussion - 2018

if DUB won’t work then why does EI publicly say they want to fly it? https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.irishcentral.com/news/aer-lingus-us-ireland-cities-flights.amp That article doesn't say "they want to fly it"; it says they were considering ten cities, and Detroit was one of them. It al...

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by alfa164
Sun Jun 17, 2018 3:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Detroit air service discussion - 2018
Replies: 1035
Views: 60175

Re: Detroit air service discussion - 2018

I'm not sayin ORD-AKL shouldn't be flown what I am saying is that using the same parameters that justify ORD-AKL one could jusitfy DTW-MAN, DTW-DUB and EK service to DXB. You CAN'T use the same parameters. ORD-AKL is going from one Star Alliance hub to another. It has feed at both ends. Detroit to ...

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by alfa164
Sun Jun 17, 2018 2:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL launches LAX-Europe on B77L today
Replies: 27
Views: 6820

Re: DL launches LAX-Europe on B77L today

What advantage does the 77L have on these routes? Is it just availability? Probably availability since the 77L is needed for LAX-SYD and there is no reason for the plane to sit in LAX all day. How many DL flights actually require (or are best served by; I know some AB fans contend that the 350 can ...

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by alfa164
Sun Jun 17, 2018 2:19 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: From Russia with true vol. 2
Replies: 10
Views: 274

Re: From Russia with true vol. 2

There has been plenty of women in space since then. I think Scorpius meant Valentina Tereshkova went only once. And the reason is that she was a propaganda tool and the USSR couldn't risk it (on top of preferring men do the job). "Russia" and "true" just don't belong in the same...

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by alfa164
Sat Jun 16, 2018 3:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Detroit air service discussion - 2018
Replies: 1035
Views: 60175

Re: Detroit air service discussion - 2018

Too many squatters on this thread. At least three too many squatters - the ones who keep showing up, spouting the same old DTW-is-the-center-of-the-universe, DTW-is-a-better-airport-for-a-flight-to-xxx line - without facts, of course. I actually have a theory, most Indians who lost jobs in Detroit ...

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by alfa164
Sat Jun 16, 2018 4:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Detroit air service discussion - 2018
Replies: 1035
Views: 60175

Re: Detroit air service discussion - 2018

It used to be one homer on this thread, we now have a second homer that thinks DTW is the only airport in North America. It looks like three might be now... but I would not be shocked to learn somebody had more than one profile name... :roll: But three rubes in a city with a population of around 70...

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by alfa164
Sat Jun 16, 2018 4:21 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: FIFA World Cup Thread
Replies: 65
Views: 1546

Re: FIFA World Cup Thread

I don't expect my country, Australia, to do much. I'm just glad that we made it to the World Cup. I would be happy if Tim Cahill scores a goal. It looks like they won't have a chance: Putin just announced that Russian security agents had discovered a Ukrainian plot to bomb various World Cup venues....

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by alfa164
Sat Jun 16, 2018 2:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Detroit air service discussion - 2018
Replies: 1035
Views: 60175

Re: Detroit air service discussion - 2018

It used to be one homer on this thread, we now have a second homer that thinks DTW is the only airport in North America What’s in the water in Detroit or have you all been spending time in “decriminalized states?” Too much fresh water!!! Second largest in the world. How is it different from other f...

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by alfa164
Mon Jun 11, 2018 10:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Detroit air service discussion - 2018
Replies: 1035
Views: 60175

Re: Detroit air service discussion - 2018

NickolayAv wrote:
...you are ruining the thread...


It took you a long time to get to it... but these five words are all you need to tell the story.

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by alfa164
Mon Jun 11, 2018 8:45 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump and Kim Jong-un to meet in historic summit
Replies: 372
Views: 9275

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

I don't trust Trump with any deals, he may give away way too much, he just likes the attention, that he did something Pres. Obama wouldn't or couldn't do (for domestic political reasons) will give him a false bravado. My best hope is that Trump doesn't make things worse. This is my fear about this....

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by alfa164
Mon Jun 11, 2018 8:38 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: G7 summit ends in disarray as Trump abandons joint statement
Replies: 193
Views: 4318

Re: G7 summit ends in disarray as Trump abandons joint statement

Kim is an all powerful dictator. He wants things out of this meeting, but at the end of the day, he doesn't need anything. The US has not much to gain regardless of the outcome, especially if now it doesn't want to trade with poorer countries. So I don't see how this can turn out remotely OK. Besid...

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by alfa164
Fri Jun 01, 2018 9:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Detroit air service discussion - 2018
Replies: 1035
Views: 60175

Re: Detroit air service discussion - 2018

In an effort to get this back on track, I think we should establish that yes there is room for some expansion but its important to know the limits of any market. Domestically: ICT, ABQ, and SMF seem like logical adds. Internationally, there is no need for DTW to have service to Poland or India nons...

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by alfa164
Fri Jun 01, 2018 8:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Detroit air service discussion - 2018
Replies: 1035
Views: 60175

Re: Detroit air service discussion - 2018

In an effort to get this back on track, I think we should establish that yes there is room for some expansion but its important to know the limits of any market. Domestically: ICT, ABQ, and SMF seem like logical adds. Internationally, there is no need for DTW to have service to Poland or India nons...

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by alfa164
Mon May 28, 2018 10:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta to serve Mumbai nonstop in 2019
Replies: 380
Views: 36492

Re: Delta to serve Mumbai nonstop in 2019

One reliable feature of A.net now as I post and for years as a lurker is the prevalence of DTW fanboys. Makes us MIA proponents who are often over the top look rational by comparison. The flight will either be from JFK or ATL. I really don't see much logic DTW at all though I guess since RJ ended I...

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by alfa164
Sun May 27, 2018 4:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US-Brazil open skies agreement finally approved
Replies: 60
Views: 6783

Re: US-Brazil open skies agreement finally approved

FlyHappy wrote:
VC10er wrote:
My other Brazilian friends are all gay Cariocas (all very handsome “Barbie’s” to be stereotypical), and well as business associates, they come to NYC fairy often.

forgive me for giggling.

Freudian slip ;)

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by alfa164
Sun May 27, 2018 3:54 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: MH17: The missile belonged to a Russian brigade
Replies: 327
Views: 18268

Re: MH17: The missile belonged to a Russian brigade

people what they want to hear. The net result is not perfect, but if someone wants the truth and is willing to do their own thinking, it's all out there.. Whatever. The result nonetheless is fascistic lockstep. Followed years later by a "oh, sorry, we've been misled, shame on us but we'll keep...

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by alfa164
Sat May 26, 2018 7:32 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: MH17: The missile belonged to a Russian brigade
Replies: 327
Views: 18268

Re: MH17: The missile belonged to a Russian brigade

Did you even study my link? Are you disputing the age of the missile or the fact that ATC requested that said plane alter course? Can you prove anything in that video, say the direction of the vehicles for instance or do you just accept what the narrator is saying? http://www.dnaindia.com/world/rep...

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by alfa164
Sat May 26, 2018 2:00 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Delta ends JFK-Havana, return authority
Replies: 68
Views: 6328

Re: Delta ends JFK-Havana, return authority

Americans are also smarter than most travelers... why would we welcome tourism to a country that still murders/jails/beats gays, forbids interracial sex, and jails journalist. "Cubans are also smarter than most travelers... why would they want to be tourists in a country that still murders/bea...

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by alfa164
Fri May 25, 2018 4:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Edelweiss' pilots have security concerns and cabin crews are not proud of their product
Replies: 18
Views: 5669

Re: Edelweiss' pilots have security concerns and cabin crews are not proud of their product

Very concerning that safety is at risk in such a major way - especially given other carriers haven't highlighted these major risks! And where is the FAA and Airbus on these critical issues of safety? Separately and in unrelated news. AEROPERS seeking new collective agreement with Edelweiss due to i...

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by alfa164
Thu May 24, 2018 7:18 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: MH17: The missile belonged to a Russian brigade
Replies: 327
Views: 18268

Re: MH17: The missile belonged to a Russian brigade

How did this get switched to a discussion of the Iran Air tragedy? It was 30 years ago in a different world with different technology available. The USA admitted it happened even if the quality of the admission and response is in doubt. Russia still hasn’t owned up to the incident. There is a diffe...

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by alfa164
Sun May 20, 2018 4:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates Pilot Shortage
Replies: 156
Views: 31494

Re: Emirates Pilot Shortage

I will also add that many of the options spoken about on this thread regarding basings, commuting rosters and reverse rostering have been presented to upper management over the years, they have been shown to be more sustainable and either 0 cost or cheaper, in every instance they have been rejected...

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by alfa164
Sun May 20, 2018 4:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL to add new routes after agreement with ME3
Replies: 194
Views: 22137

Re: DL to add new routes after agreement with ME3

Let's see if Detroit gets some love or will it be snubbed yet again. Detroit India would be a good market for them. A350 is the perfect plane for Detroit India and the only Delta market left with no competition from the ME3 yet. If anything (for this small, claimed-by-you-to-be-VFR market), the hig...

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by alfa164
Sun May 20, 2018 2:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL to add new routes after agreement with ME3
Replies: 194
Views: 22137

Re: DL to add new routes after agreement with ME3

I think DL should try to DEL/BOM out of JFK, if they have the appetite. There are multiple services via AUH, DXB to JFK from BOM/DEL. I am sure a non stop from DEL to JFK by DL has potential to succeed but the opportunity cost is something I am not aware. Subu There is a lot of speculation here abo...

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by alfa164
Sat May 19, 2018 1:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Attention Spotters: VS 747 at LGB
Replies: 11
Views: 1515

Re: ATTN SPOTTERS: VS 747 at LGB

It's actually Virgin Orbit and while it had been there a fairly long time it really has only been 10-11 months. Thanks for the info! You can see I don't get by LGB very often.... I was picturing a plane-load of Anglophiles flying overnight, sleeping on the plane, to see the Royal Wedding. I wouldn'...

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by alfa164
Sat May 19, 2018 12:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Attention Spotters: VS 747 at LGB
Replies: 11
Views: 1515

Attention Spotters: VS 747 at LGB

I just drove by LGB about an hour ago, and a VS 747 was sitting on the tarmac. Obviously. it's not scheduled there, nor would it be a diversion; VS flies 787's to LAX.

My bet is a charter for the Royal Wedding. Any doubters? If you like to see a 747 in VS colors, now is the time!

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by alfa164
Thu May 17, 2018 4:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Detroit air service discussion - 2018
Replies: 1035
Views: 60175

Re: Detroit air service discussion - 2018

I told someone at my university about the new Delhi flights coming on WOW, and after showing him the prices and how much cheaper it would cost him and his family will be going for 2 weeks in January. He said something about taking gifts with him? Every gift he takes will probably cost him about $50...

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by alfa164
Wed May 16, 2018 2:04 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump not welcome at Sen. McCain's Funeral
Replies: 152
Views: 4447

Re: Trump not welcome at Sen. McCain's Funeral

That was two years before the Russian invasion of Ukraine and four years before Russian interference with our elections. Different political landscape.Back then even I was willing to suspend my disbelief, and i am no fan of Russia. BTW Your LOL reminds me that you are nothing but a troll. Let's see...

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by alfa164
Tue May 15, 2018 7:46 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump Tells Macron the U.S. Will Withdraw From Iran Nuclear Deal
Replies: 95
Views: 3730

Re: Trump Tells Macron the U.S. Will Withdraw From Iran Nuclear Deal

Iran's Foreign Minister Javad Zarif has begun a diplomatic tour to seek assurances that signatories to a landmark nuclear deal will back it despite its abandonment by the US. http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-44101443 So it could very well be that America will find itself isolated and the world ...

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by alfa164
Tue May 15, 2018 6:47 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump not welcome at Sen. McCain's Funeral
Replies: 152
Views: 4447

Re: Trump not welcome at Sen. McCain's Funeral

What the hell are you rambling on about? On behalf of my native state of Texas, I must apologize for the mindless comments (or should I say mindless people?) emanating for the Lone Star State. And no, Trump would not be welcome at my funeral either. Nor would texdave... or whatever his name is... :...

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by alfa164
Tue May 15, 2018 6:34 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Little Things That Bother You A Lot
Replies: 127
Views: 3264

Re: Little Things That Bother You A Lot

1) People who write "Capital" when they mean "Capitol" 2) Stepping on the cord to my laptop and pulling it out of the computer 3) Discovering I forgot my reading glasses just when I need to read something important 4) People who believe whatever the see on Fox News 5) Showers tha...

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by alfa164
Tue May 15, 2018 6:19 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Israel and Iran trade fire
Replies: 60
Views: 1930

Re: Israel and Iran trade fire

Israel does their thing. I don't agree with their "thing" but, eh, it seems to work to make the country a bastion of stability in a region that can be described as a mess of instability. Israel, you do you. Iran, you can do more productive things if you want to project power in the region...

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by alfa164
Tue May 15, 2018 6:15 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump Tells Macron the U.S. Will Withdraw From Iran Nuclear Deal
Replies: 95
Views: 3730

Re: Trump Tells Macron the U.S. Will Withdraw From Iran Nuclear Deal

President Macron and Chancellor Merkel have both met the US President and have been told what the US position is. The UK Foreign Secretary was met and advised likewise by his US equivalent. If the the three chose not to listen, that is their problem. The would be best to get on board with the US, t...

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by alfa164
Sun May 13, 2018 5:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Asiana Airlines A333 knocks tail off Turkish Airlines A321 at IST
Replies: 111
Views: 23285

Re: Asiana Airlines A333 knocks tail off Turkish Airlines A321 at IST

readytotaxi wrote:
The tail is okay, appears to have just fainted. :D


I thought it just needed to be using Viagra... ;)

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by alfa164
Sat May 12, 2018 8:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus to announce decision on selling planes to Iran over the coming days
Replies: 190
Views: 21997

Re: Airbus to announce decision on selling planes to Iran over the coming cays

The Iranian deal did not have support among leading Democrats, let alone Republicans. Schumer said it should not be signed. Thanks to Obama and Kerry Iran received $1.8 Billion in CASH!!! like a government to government drug deal. SHAMEFUL !!!! This cash was used to help kill American soldiers. It ...

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by alfa164
Fri May 11, 2018 11:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Naked Man Says He Planted Bomb at DAB
Replies: 19
Views: 2676

Re: Naked Man Says He Planted Bomb at DAB

I miss Spring Break. The Volusia County Sheriff’s Department has confirmed that one suspect is in custody following a bomb scare at Daytona Beach International Airport that forced the evacuation of more than 200 passengers on Friday morning. Sheriff Mike Chitwood said the man, identified as John Gr...

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by alfa164
Wed May 09, 2018 11:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iran - Boeing deal
Replies: 188
Views: 22454

Re: Iran - Boeing deal

Trump’s approval rating is climbing rapidly, so whether or not NOKO was his doing or pulling out of the Iran deal the right decision, he is on the path to reelection and 57% of the country in a recent CNN poll believe the country is moving in the right direction. To say his approval rating is "...

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by alfa164
Mon Apr 30, 2018 1:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Pacific market becoming UA's Achilles heel, esp in comparison with AA and DL?
Replies: 76
Views: 12987

Re: The Pacific market becoming UA's Achilles heel, esp in comparison with AA and DL?

Atlwarrior wrote:
Where the heck is the thread going?


One AS employee (you know, the "Pee" guy) with a hard-on for Delta has hijacked it... :roll:

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by alfa164
Sat Apr 21, 2018 7:02 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 3.6 Magnitude quake hits Windsor Canada, felt in Metro Detroit
Replies: 11
Views: 510

Re: 3.6 Magnitude quake hits Windsor Canada, felt in Metro Detroit

jetero wrote:
Did klm617 feel anything?


Yes; he is currently writing a diatribe blaming Delta and the WCAA for the quake...

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by alfa164
Sat Apr 21, 2018 6:41 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Religious people live longer and are happier: study
Replies: 92
Views: 2569

Re: Religious people live longer and are happier: study

https://www.health.harvard.edu/mind-and-mood/attending-religious-services-linked-to-longer-lives-study-shows What do you know? A Harvard study that says what is commonly known. Having faith is good for you and this is not the only study to show this. Except that is not what it says. It says, "...

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by alfa164
Sat Apr 21, 2018 2:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future of DET (Detroit City Airport)
Replies: 77
Views: 5260

Re: Future of DET (Detroit City Airport)

tb727 wrote:
I'm a big supporter of Detroit but it's a huge waste of money and time to have DET be anything more than it already is.

:checkmark: I don't understand why some people (well, one, at least) keep beating this dead horse.

And like a dead horse, it is really starting to stink...

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by alfa164
Sat Apr 21, 2018 1:17 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: MH370 & MH17: Spyhunter theories for his fans
Replies: 588
Views: 37785

Re: MH370 & MH17: Spyhunter theories for his fans

For a minute there, I thought you meant "one of the greatest mimes of the 20th and 21st centuries.." ;) Marcel "Spyhunter" Marceau? https://static01.nyt.com/images/2007/09/23/obituaries/23cnd-marceau1.600.jpg Then again, his death might have been another DVD assassination. :scra...

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by alfa164
Fri Apr 20, 2018 9:44 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: MH370 & MH17: Spyhunter theories for his fans
Replies: 588
Views: 37785

Re: MH370 & MH17: Spyhunter theories for his fans

All the self-proclaimed "experts" can have their own circle-jerk.... Spyhunter... You do realise you're insulting one of the greatest minds of the 20th and 21st centuries? For a minute there, I thought you meant "one of the greatest mimes of the 20th and 21st centuries.." ;)

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by alfa164
Fri Apr 20, 2018 1:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aeroflot May End Flights to the U.S. in Escalating Dispute
Replies: 43
Views: 8708

Re: Aeroflot May End Flights to the U.S. in Escalating Dispute

There will still be plenty of connections for travelers wanting to go to Moscow, or any other Russian city. After the World Cup is over, US-Russian tourism will return to the slump that has plagued it for the past few years;other than VFR traffic, not many people on the US-end would miss having an S...

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by alfa164
Fri Apr 20, 2018 12:59 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What's the difference between Fox News and Pravda?
Replies: 76
Views: 2976

Re: What's the difference between Fox News and Pravda?

Typical: you, like Rasmussen, just pick and choose one small part of the entire report. Why don't you quote this conclusion: "First, the polls that had Clinton winning by two or three points were all very close to the mark once margins of error are taken into account. And second, Rasmussen was...

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by alfa164
Fri Apr 20, 2018 12:38 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: MH370 & MH17: Spyhunter theories for his fans
Replies: 588
Views: 37785

Re: MH370 & MH17: Spyhunter theories for his fans

Sad news re the fatality on Southwestern - was she buckled in, I wonder? I also wonder about Southwestern's maintenance policy. Surely it would be better to have the aircraft maintained in the US? One would hope that metal fatigue in a turbine blade would be picked up on routine maintenance, if not...

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by alfa164
Thu Apr 19, 2018 3:04 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What's the difference between Fox News and Pravda?
Replies: 76
Views: 2976

Re: What's the difference between Fox News and Pravda?

Quoting a blurb from Rasmussen Polls - wherein Rasmussen Polls claims it is the most accurate - is akin to believing Donald Trump will build a great wall - and Mexico will pay for it. But keep drinking the Kool-Aid! In the meantime, more discerning readers might refer to this: http://www.politifact...

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by alfa164
Thu Apr 19, 2018 4:32 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What's the difference between Fox News and Pravda?
Replies: 76
Views: 2976

Re: What's the difference between Fox News and Pravda?

Rasmussen is a joke among professionals. "Now that Gallup has quit the field, Rasmussen Reports is the only nationally recognized public opinion firm that still tracks President Trump's job approval ratings on a daily basis." http://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/politic...

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by alfa164
Thu Apr 19, 2018 2:41 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What's the difference between Fox News and Pravda?
Replies: 76
Views: 2976

Re: What's the difference between Fox News and Pravda?

He is President and yet cannot stand the thought that more people disliked him than liked him. Hopefully the dislike voters are increasing so I can watch him realize his bullshit did not work a second time. It's working. Despite almost 100% negative press coverage in the mainstream media, slightly ...

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by alfa164
Wed Apr 04, 2018 4:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Detroit air service discussion - 2018
Replies: 1035
Views: 60175

Re: Detroit air service discussion - 2018

Delta didn't add service at DTW to make it resemble other airports, no. That is a very, very, very different thing than its "commitment" to the DTW hub. For me, DL will make good on its commitment when it renovates those dreary, worn-out SkyClubs at DTW. If the "flagship" 359 ex...

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by alfa164
Sun Mar 11, 2018 3:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Competition for Cuba flights sparks airline row: JetBlue at loggerheads with the US big three again
Replies: 69
Views: 10031

Re: Competition for Cuba flights sparks airline row: JetBlue at loggerheads with the US big three again

If I assumed the role I would make sure no US-based airline flew to Cuba. Why should the US Government support one of the worst oppressive governments on Earth so a few people can spend $$ on beaches, lousy food and poor hotels that line the pockets of the Communists running the place? Maybe becaus...

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