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by winginit
Sat Jun 15, 2019 12:29 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Sarah Huckabee Sanders to resign; return to Arkansas for possible governor's run
Replies: 71
Views: 2239

Re: Sarah Huckabee Sanders to resign; return to Arkansa for possible governor's run

She did a great job, she’s an awesome person and I wish her luck in her next career. Press personnel historically only stay a year or two at the most, a very demanding job Did you even think to do a shred of fact checking before posting that? Only stay a year or two at the most? Try again. Let's ta...

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by winginit
Wed Jun 12, 2019 7:40 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Jon Stewart slams congress
Replies: 65
Views: 1896

Re: Jon Stewart slams congress

Why would I believe anything that any of these people say? Just about a year ago they were, in the same building, accusing now Supreme Court Justice Kavanaugh of drugging and gang raping multiple women based on the efforts of Michael Avanatti (who is now in jail by the way). Do you really think tha...

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by winginit
Wed Jun 12, 2019 3:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA Will Now Hold Flights for Connects
Replies: 68
Views: 9564

Re: UA Will Now Hold Flights for Connects

I like what AA does at their hubs for tight connections. They’ll have an Escalade parked next to the jet bridge to hurry the CK customers to their connection. If I owned a business, I too would focus on my best customers. United does this already and they use Mercedes's As does Delta with Porsches

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by winginit
Tue Jun 11, 2019 9:52 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Consequences of Climate Change
Replies: 149
Views: 4272

Re: Consequences of Climate Change

I want to see the Feds OUT of deciding what fuel efficiency I’m willing to pay or what type of car I drive. Safety, I’ll agree, but what kind of gas mileage I get-none of heir business. Here's a wild concept: maybe, just maybe, the gas mileage that you get with your automobile has a safety impact o...

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by winginit
Tue Jun 11, 2019 8:00 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Consequences of Climate Change
Replies: 149
Views: 4272

Re: Consequences of Climate Change

I never said climate change can't be real What do you say then? Do you believe in science or not? Do you believe the lobbyist with the same tactic they used with cigarettes in the 50's, 60's, 70's and 80's? I firmly believe the evidence that humans are a primary driver in the change of Earth's clim...

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by winginit
Tue Jun 11, 2019 7:52 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Which city you prefer? San Francisco or Los Angeles?
Replies: 68
Views: 3360

Re: Which city you prefer? San Francisco or Los Angeles?

Not a lot has changed tbh. Somewhat amusingly, given this comment: Downtown LA wins the category for the most boring downtown area of any city I’ve ever visited. ....downtown LA has actually undergone quite a bit of change, and that is continuing. Nothing amusing. To me it looks the same based on p...

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by winginit
Tue Jun 11, 2019 5:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Because Delta (DL) has not canceled NRT-SIN?
Replies: 83
Views: 11594

Re: Because Delta (DL) has not canceled NRT-SIN?

SIN is primarily about US military presence in SIN IMHO which is still substantial I'd like to see some support for your statement. The US military presence is trivial - a small Air Force training unit (integrated with SIN forces) of under 300 and a small Naval resupply/admin station (150 personnel...

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by winginit
Mon Jun 10, 2019 8:40 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Which city you prefer? San Francisco or Los Angeles?
Replies: 68
Views: 3360

Re: Which city you prefer? San Francisco or Los Angeles?

But it seems to Los Angeles is more expensive. That's very much not the case, although things get skewed if you're just comparing the City of San Francisco, a relatively small place geographically, to the behemoth that is the City of Los Angeles. Average Rent in San Francisco is $3,426/mo Average R...

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by winginit
Mon Jun 10, 2019 3:54 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Pelosi: “I want to see him in prison.”
Replies: 60
Views: 2991

Re: Pelosi: “I want to see him in prison.”

Sure, prison! Who cares if there wasn't a crime, jus throw him in jail and let him rot on water and bread. So 'lock her up!' was okay but 'lock him up!' isn't? Good to know. The hypocrisy is comical. To be fair, the hypocrisy is on both sides. If “lock her up” wasn’t okay, then you should be very c...

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by winginit
Mon Jun 10, 2019 3:09 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Pelosi: “I want to see him in prison.”
Replies: 60
Views: 2991

Re: Pelosi: “I want to see him in prison.”

aviationaware wrote:
Sure, prison! Who cares if there wasn't a crime, jus throw him in jail and let him rot on water and bread.


So 'lock her up!' was okay but 'lock him up!' isn't? Good to know. The hypocrisy is comical.

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by winginit
Tue Jun 04, 2019 3:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta transitions BOS to Hub status, names SJC, BNA, and AUS as new focus cities
Replies: 278
Views: 35736

Re: Delta transitions BOS to Hub status, names SJC, BNA, and AUS as new focus cities

Is BNA and SJC realistically going to see more p2p flying as a result of this? It’s not a true focus city if it only has hub and focus city flying. Actually, does SJC even have a club? BNA a focus city... wow... if only someone on this forum had made the argument that this was happening months ago....

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by winginit
Mon Jun 03, 2019 6:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines/Qantas Joint Venture Approved
Replies: 122
Views: 15330

Re: American Airlines/Qantas Joint Venture Approval?

So let me get this rough timeline of events straight - AA/QF applied for a joint venture claiming that they needed the JV approved in order to launch new customer-friendly capacity. Interestingly enough, they launched that capacity (AA LAXSYD, AA LAXAKL, QF SFOSYD) without an approved joint venture ...

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by winginit
Thu May 30, 2019 4:25 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Mueller Speaks: Barr Mislead the American People
Replies: 417
Views: 20169

Re: Mueller Speaks: Barr Mislead the American People

1) There was no collusion. Mueller himself admitted that. 2) Where there is no crime, there can be no obstruction of justice. What an incredibly stupid statement. So if I'm wrongfully accused for stealing something but I work to obstruct the investigation into whether I did or didn't, I'm not obstr...

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by winginit
Wed May 29, 2019 4:47 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Poll finds wide support for Mueller to testify.
Replies: 79
Views: 3892

Re: Poll finds wide support for Mueller to testify.

So impeachment is futile and will simply lead to a Trump 2020 victory. According to... your crystal ball? You have no idea what the implications of an impeachment hearing might be. No. clue. At this point, the possible 2020 implications should be irrelevant - impeachment is the correct next course ...

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by winginit
Tue May 28, 2019 7:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: US DOT awards Haneda slots
Replies: 760
Views: 129392

Re: Updated: US DOT awards Haneda slots

It's funny that in other argument, you bring up PRISM, but here you don't discuss the corporate account travel expenses from NYC/LA to Asia market. I'd be shocked if Tokyo isn't top of the list with Hong Kong and Singapore after them. You underestimate PVG. I'm not going to post numbers so you're f...

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by winginit
Sun May 26, 2019 3:29 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Updated: Media Spinning MO abortion "ban"
Replies: 389
Views: 20059

Re: Anti-abortion wave across America

You are all just very sick and wicked. What's really sick and wicked is thinking that anyone has a right to terminate the life of an innocent human being. A human being? I don't know where you live, but in the United States a fetus is not federally recognized as a human being, which I'm sure you kn...

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by winginit
Sat May 25, 2019 4:47 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Why do people still believe in God?
Replies: 255
Views: 19831

Re: Why do people still believe in God?

Take a trip to dirt poor areas of the world where people barely make a living and where people die left and right of preventable diseases and where life in general appears bleak and meaningless, then ask yourself again: Why do people still believe in God. Even the most hardcore Atheists can, during...

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by winginit
Fri May 24, 2019 11:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: US DOT awards Haneda slots
Replies: 760
Views: 129392

Re: Updated: US DOT awards Haneda slots

If you are someone that going to Asia from New York or Los Angeles, Delta or akyteam is not an option unless you go to Korea. What a comically false statement. Did you even glance at a schedule before posting? DL to PVG and TYO from LAX? MU to PVG from JFK? Do better. ke having higher capacity indi...

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by winginit
Fri May 24, 2019 11:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bloomberg: Wow Air Collapse is Crashing the Icelandic Economy
Replies: 112
Views: 19285

Re: Bloomberg: Wow Air Collapse is Crashing the Icelandic Economy

I also agree with this 100% where I blame Icelandair is for stringing them along for so long until they were past the point of no return when no one could help them. I contend the Icelandair had no intention of ever helping them out but rather getting in the way of other possible solutions. Iceland...

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by winginit
Fri May 24, 2019 10:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: US DOT awards Haneda slots
Replies: 760
Views: 129392

Re: Updated: US DOT awards Haneda slots

If you are someone that going to Asia from New York or Los Angeles, Delta or akyteam is not an option unless you go to Korea. What a comically false statement. Did you even glance at a schedule before posting? DL to PVG and TYO from LAX? MU to PVG from JFK? Do better. ke having higher capacity indi...

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by winginit
Fri May 24, 2019 10:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bloomberg: Wow Air Collapse is Crashing the Icelandic Economy
Replies: 112
Views: 19285

Re: Bloomberg: Wow Air Collapse is Crashing the Icelandic Economy

You are correct WOW Air was not sustainable flying people from LAX and SFO for $200 RT but it was at $750 which is still below the curve and that's where the WOW Air business plan was flawed by continuing to dump low fare seats in an already over saturated market where they had no pricing power and...

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by winginit
Fri May 24, 2019 8:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: US DOT awards Haneda slots
Replies: 760
Views: 129392

Re: Updated: US DOT awards Haneda slots

When you reduce accessibility people will jump ship and DL is no where what it was and isn't even close when it comes to AA/JL and UA/NH. So yes Japan is becoming a weak market for Delta as much of Asia has. Much of Asia has become weak for Delta? That's certainly interesting given they're now up a...

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by winginit
Tue May 21, 2019 1:48 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Will DL return to Hong Kong anytime soon?
Replies: 111
Views: 13245

Re: Will DL return to Hong Kong anytime soon?

Delta is very weak outside of South America and Europe. Seems you're excluding anti-trust immunized joint venture partners with that statement, which is short-sighted. As of course you know, when you include JV carriers like AM and KE, Delta's JVs are exceptionally strong when it comes to network b...

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by winginit
Tue May 21, 2019 1:39 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Will UA, DL and AA ever return to the Middle East?
Replies: 47
Views: 5885

Re: Will UA, DL and AA ever return to the Middle East?

DTW-BGW and DTW-BEY are givens as soon asthe security restrictions are removed and flights are allowed between the Lebanon, Iraq and the US. And which magical airline with the appropriate equipment would fly those now? Given the title of the thread is whether UA, DL, or AA will ever return to the M...

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by winginit
Tue May 21, 2019 8:19 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Updated: Media Spinning MO abortion "ban"
Replies: 389
Views: 20059

Re: Anti-abortion wave across America

—by what metric is is California last in education? K-12 ranks perennially in the bottom 5, generally jostling with Mississippi for position - but does rank among the highest in spending. I'm not looking it up again, be my guest. It doesn't though, so how about go ahead and cite your source or just...

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by winginit
Fri May 17, 2019 12:22 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: China threats Boeing to punish for Trump policy
Replies: 139
Views: 16195

Re: China threats Boeing to punish for Trump policy

Most US companies in China use China as part of their supply chain to export back to the USA. Most yes, but to say that because that's prevalent that US companies don't do business in China is foolish. Been to China recently? Seen all of those predominantly US chains everywhere? You forgot to menti...

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by winginit
Thu May 16, 2019 11:54 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: China threats Boeing to punish for Trump policy
Replies: 139
Views: 16195

Re: China threats Boeing to punish for Trump policy

Most US companies in China use China as part of their supply chain to export back to the USA. Most yes, but to say that because that's prevalent that US companies don't do business in China is foolish. Been to China recently? Seen all of those predominantly US chains everywhere? You forgot to menti...

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by winginit
Thu May 16, 2019 11:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: US DOT awards Haneda slots
Replies: 760
Views: 129392

Re: US-Japan agree on additional Haneda slots; DOT to allocate

I do not understand why DL deserves more route authorities than UA or AA. AA should have atleast gotten 3 authorities and started service from LAS. I hope AA challenges this ruling. LAS was a throwaway bid from AA just like #2 HNL was a throwaway bid from DL. If AA truly wanted more they would have...

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by winginit
Thu May 16, 2019 9:00 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Updated: Media Spinning MO abortion "ban"
Replies: 389
Views: 20059

Re: Anti-abortion wave across America

Exactly. The law is crystal clear especially in the United States - abortion is not murder. End of story and backed now by decades of legal precedent. . Fine. Define the exact parameters.. Maybe I should have clarified as it would seem you're unfamiliar with Roe vs. Wade? I'll recap the ruling for ...

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by winginit
Thu May 16, 2019 8:26 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Iran Threat Thread
Replies: 175
Views: 10595

Re: The Iran Threat Thread

Wait... you mean to tell me that Republicans are drumming up questionable threats to fuel their historically unyielding appetite for war? Shocking, just shocking I tell you...

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by winginit
Thu May 16, 2019 8:24 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Updated: Media Spinning MO abortion "ban"
Replies: 389
Views: 20059

Re: Anti-abortion wave across America

If you are against abortion, then don't have one. But don't make your beliefs mandatory for others. Man, this is 50 years back in time. Exactly. The law is crystal clear especially in the United States - abortion is not murder. End of story and backed now by decades of legal precedent. If your reli...

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by winginit
Thu May 16, 2019 8:12 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: China threats Boeing to punish for Trump policy
Replies: 139
Views: 16195

Re: China threats Boeing to punish for Trump policy

US companies do very little business in China. Please elaborate if you could with facts and figures, because that seems a comical statement without a point of comparison or broader context. Yes, China typically mandates that foreign companies partner with a Chinese company in a joint venture in ord...

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by winginit
Wed May 15, 2019 7:18 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: NY passes bills on trumps state tax returns and pardon power
Replies: 33
Views: 2305

Re: NY passes bills on trumps state tax returns and pardon power

If the Democrats really believed that Trump did something worthy of impeachment, the House would impeach. After all, this would set them up beautifully for the next election cycle if they could show that the Republican controlled Senate punted. But of course there really isn't enough to impeach on....

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by winginit
Wed May 15, 2019 7:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DFW Foreign Carrier Estimated March 2019 Loads
Replies: 32
Views: 3379

Re: DFW Foreign Carrier Estimated March 2019 Loads

KE and QR have pretty low loads. I wouldn’t call 88% arriving and 78% departing “for Korean “pretty low,” even despite them usually being a little higher. It was a very average load in March, but not low. Same for Qatar, loads in the 70-80% range are average, but not low. Their arriving was 82%. I ...

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by winginit
Wed May 15, 2019 7:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: U.S. Suspends Flights to Venezuela
Replies: 24
Views: 4254

Re: U.S. Suspends Flights to Venezuela

Apart from charters are there scheduled carriers besides the below?

Avior: MIA-CCS/BLA
Estelar: MIA-CCS/MAR

Seems the impact won't be meaningful at all.

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by winginit
Tue May 14, 2019 3:41 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Stocks sheds all 2018 gains, 600 points today
Replies: 206
Views: 21734

Re: Stocks sheds all 2018 gains, 600 points today

Let's not be Stingy. Trump has had an Amazing ride on the Stock Market. But what you won't hear from the Trumpies? Obama did it better. "Trumpies" aren't the making the fatal mistake of making a "level" comparison of a low point with a high point. On absolute terms, Trump's DOW ...

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by winginit
Sat May 11, 2019 12:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta & WestJet Joint Venture Future Routes
Replies: 62
Views: 5813

Re: Delta & WestJet Joint Venture Future Routes

It may be close to the approval of the DL & WS JV, I remember someone mentioning on here that the proposed JV will get approved either this month or June. How sure are we that the proposed DL/WS JV is going to be approved without concessions? I recall back when the AC/UA transborder JV was appr...

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by winginit
Fri May 10, 2019 11:58 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Stocks sheds all 2018 gains, 600 points today
Replies: 206
Views: 21734

Re: Stocks sheds all 2018 gains, 600 points today

China tariffs went into effect. Trump apparently doesn't think we need to rush a deal. The stock market ended the day on a relatively higher note, but I think it will go down heavily on Monday. In addition: 1. He keeps insisting that tariffs are pouring money into the Treasury (hint: it's not). 2. ...

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by winginit
Fri May 10, 2019 11:50 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump's losses in business
Replies: 109
Views: 5432

Re: Trump's losses in business

1,. Who gave him loans after these losses, and what was their reasoning The importance of this question can't be understated. If Donald Trump lied to financial institutions (Deutsche Bank, for example) about his wealth in order to secure loans, he should face criminal charges of mortgage fraud that...

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by winginit
Fri May 10, 2019 9:50 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump's losses in business
Replies: 109
Views: 5432

Re: Trump's losses in business

1,. Who gave him loans after these losses, and what was their reasoning The importance of this question can't be understated. If Donald Trump lied to financial institutions (Deutsche Bank, for example) about his wealth in order to secure loans, he should face criminal charges of mortgage fraud that...

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by winginit
Fri May 10, 2019 5:23 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump's losses in business
Replies: 109
Views: 5432

Re: Trump's losses in business

Tariffs are fine for short term strategic use. Long term tariffs, as others have said, are just a tax on the American consumer. Others have stated that yet our President either simply refuses to acknowledge that very basic reality or is too stupid to know how tariffs actually work as he implies ove...

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by winginit
Fri May 10, 2019 3:31 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump's losses in business
Replies: 109
Views: 5432

Re: Trump's losses in business

OK, I am now a 100% sure he is insane, he just tweeted: Talks with China continue in a very congenial manner - there is absolutely no need to rush - as Tariffs are NOW being paid to the United States by China of 25% on 250 Billion Dollars worth of goods & products. These massive payments go dir...

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by winginit
Fri May 10, 2019 3:23 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Is Delta truly a one hub airline?
Replies: 71
Views: 10097

Re: Is Delta truly a one hub airline.

This is going to be one of those threads where OP sneaks away and is never heard from again isn't it...

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by winginit
Thu May 09, 2019 5:57 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump jr. subpoenaed
Replies: 28
Views: 1961

Re: trump jr. subpoenaed

Texas Sen. Cornyn claims the subpoena smacks of politics and he is going to have a discussion with the chairman Sen. Barr. Apparently most of the GOP really don't want to find the truth. https://thehill.com/homenews/senate/442906-key-gop-senator-says-intel-subpoena-to-trump-jr-smacks-of-politics Ba...

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by winginit
Wed May 08, 2019 9:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Admits It Has No Brand Purpose
Replies: 104
Views: 21821

Re: American Airlines Admits It Has No Brand Purpose

The reference here is to Net Promoter Score, which is the product of surveys that passengers get emailed to them after flights. There are also third parties who engage in surveying (with much smaller sample sizes) to compare across airlines. Stache is correct in saying that airline NPS metrics are o...

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by winginit
Wed May 08, 2019 3:57 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Alex Macheras - A Qatar Airways Stealth Marketer?
Replies: 16
Views: 2762

Re: Alex Macheras - A Qatar Airways Stealth Marketer?

Who?

If you're not in a position where you can ask airline CEOs questions on earnings calls, you're not a serious aviation analyst.

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by winginit
Wed May 08, 2019 3:52 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Should Jerry Nadler be Removed for miss use Of Power?
Replies: 131
Views: 3738

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

Not to be unkind, but Mr. Nadler does seem to be suffering from the effects of old age where senility is becoming increasingly apparent. This was readily apparent when Candice Owens was offering testimony to congress and he accused her of saying things she did not say. It seemed like he didn't have...

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by winginit
Wed May 08, 2019 3:49 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump's losses in business
Replies: 109
Views: 5432

Re: trumps losses in business.

You mean to tell me that Donald Trump is actually in fact bad at something that he's previously claimed to be good at? In this case business?

Absolutely shocking... said no one...

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by winginit
Tue May 07, 2019 6:36 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Fox Legal Commentator says trump obstructed justice.
Replies: 109
Views: 7208

Re: Fox Legal Commentator says trump obstructed justice.

In related news, Trump-appointed FBI Director Christopher Wray is refuting Barr's claims that 'spying' took place on the Trump campaign.

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by winginit
Tue May 07, 2019 6:34 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Stocks sheds all 2018 gains, 600 points today
Replies: 206
Views: 21734

Re: Stocks sheds all 2018 gains, 600 points today

What's genuinely shocking is that no one in the administration has said why they're picking this trade war with China. There's been no stated goal or outcome. Meanwhile, the subsidies that are being paid out to American soybean farmers whose Chinese buyers have evaporated because of this spat far ou...

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