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by lebda
Sat Jun 16, 2018 4:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Niugini Dash8 burned by protestors
Replies: 50
Views: 7970

Re: Air Niugini Dash8 burned by protestors

All you need is a little bit of duct tape and she'll be as good as new.

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by lebda
Thu Jun 14, 2018 5:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airports where pax had to use stairs to board 747, DC-10, L-1011
Replies: 225
Views: 12035

Re: Airports where pax had to use stairs to board 747, DC-10, L-1011

The last time I flew in and out of SJC, we boarded by stairs. That was in 2006-ish. Granted, it was a 737, not a widebody, but all of the times I went through SJC, I never remembered a single set of airstairs (again, each time a 737, MD-80, or CRJ, never a super big bird). I'm guessing this has cha...

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by lebda
Wed Jun 13, 2018 2:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airports where pax had to use stairs to board 747, DC-10, L-1011
Replies: 225
Views: 12035

Re: Airports where pax had to use stairs to board 747, DC-10, L-1011

The last time I flew in and out of SJC, we boarded by stairs. That was in 2006-ish. Granted, it was a 737, not a widebody, but all of the times I went through SJC, I never remembered a single set of airstairs (again, each time a 737, MD-80, or CRJ, never a super big bird). I'm guessing this has chan...

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by lebda
Tue Jun 12, 2018 10:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Britains First Sharia Airline
Replies: 121
Views: 16528

Re: Britains First Sharia Airline

In other news: airliners.net is outraged at nothing again. This service wasn't meant to cater towards you. Nobody's forcing you to use it at gunpoint. Don't like it, then choose another airline. If somebody wants to start an airline where people from smaller, specific communities might feel safer us...

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by lebda
Wed Jun 06, 2018 10:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Delta Safety Demo with tribute to previous uniforms
Replies: 43
Views: 3730

Re: New Delta Safety Demo with tribute to previous uniforms

dampfnudel wrote:
Very creative safety video. I wasn’t digging that dark mustard color men’s uniform 1979-1982.


Nah man, speak for yourself. I was living for it.

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by lebda
Tue Jun 05, 2018 5:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 2 - 5 - 2 Configuration on a 777
Replies: 48
Views: 8681

Re: 2 - 5 - 2 Configuration on a 777

2-5-2 was pretty standard up until recently. It's kinda a throwback from when L-1011s and DC-10s were popular, as both generally had the same seat config.

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by lebda
Tue Jun 05, 2018 1:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Report Released on Westjet Near Water Impact at SXM
Replies: 51
Views: 7062

Re: Westjet Near Water Impact in Sint Maarten

In all seriousness though, this is concerning. Can't believe I only heard about this incident just now.

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by lebda
Tue Jun 05, 2018 1:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Report Released on Westjet Near Water Impact at SXM
Replies: 51
Views: 7062

Re: Westjet Near Water Impact in Sint Maarten

sevenair wrote:
What is it with Canada and seriously messed up NPAs? Don't they do height checks?it happened on an Airbus it nearly ended in tears for a Boeing so it's not type specific. Disappointing.


They can't help it, they're Canadian. :duck:

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by lebda
Tue Jun 05, 2018 1:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New SY Paint Scheme Coming?
Replies: 52
Views: 4246

Re: New SY Paint Scheme Coming?

I realize I'm just a bitter, petty artist, but I hate the weird swoopy Qantas-wannabe tail trend that's been a feature of almost all current livery redos. Plus the billboard text, and how they take the old logos and magnify them by 100+. It comes off as kinda tacky and unpolished. Who comes up with ...

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by lebda
Tue Jun 05, 2018 1:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 120 Million Pounds Raised to Return One Concorde to Service
Replies: 71
Views: 12570

Re: 120 Million Pounds Raised to Return One Concorde to Service

120 million is enough money to contribute to far more productive causes. Like somebody else said, funding more searches for MH370, or maybe funding charter flights for civilians out of war zones or air medical services.

I love the Concorde too, but it ain't coming back. Let it rest.

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by lebda
Thu May 24, 2018 12:39 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Two women commit crime........speaking Spanish
Replies: 58
Views: 1764

Re: Two women commit horrific crime........speaking Spanish

Why are you still complaining about "illegal" immigrants anyway? These two women are American. Pretty crappy of you to assume by default Spanish-speakers aren't citizens, and then from there that if they aren't citizens, they're somehow less than human.

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by lebda
Wed May 23, 2018 10:19 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Two women commit crime........speaking Spanish
Replies: 58
Views: 1764

Re: Two women commit horrific crime........speaking Spanish

texdravid, if you live in Texas, then why are you speaking English instead of Kiikaapoa, Hasínay, or Nʉmʉ Tekwapʉ̲? We oughta set up checkpoints for those pesky English-speaking illegals...

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by lebda
Tue May 22, 2018 1:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA tells FAs to stop Sloppy Grooming
Replies: 168
Views: 19305

Re: UA tells FAs to stop Sloppy Grooming

On one hand, I absolutely agree that cabin crew should be held to a stringent standard of professional appearance, and grubby frumpy uniforms don't cut it, but on the other hand, a lot of people aren't viewing it from a professionalism angle and instead from a "I want every flight attendant to...

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by lebda
Sun May 20, 2018 11:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA tells FAs to stop Sloppy Grooming
Replies: 168
Views: 19305

Re: UA tells FAs to stop Sloppy Grooming

On one hand, I absolutely agree that cabin crew should be held to a stringent standard of professional appearance, and grubby frumpy uniforms don't cut it, but on the other hand, a lot of people aren't viewing it from a professionalism angle and instead from a "I want every flight attendant to ...

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by lebda
Wed May 16, 2018 2:55 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: You cannot deny that Nilla Wafers would be better
Replies: 23
Views: 897

Re: You cannot deny that Nilla Wafers would be better

You also cannot deny that Animal Planet would be better if the logo still had an elephant on it.

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by lebda
Fri Apr 27, 2018 11:03 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Investigators: DNA from genealogy site caught 'Golden State Killer'
Replies: 35
Views: 984

Re: Investigators: DNA from genealogy site caught 'Golden State Killer'

I've been studying this case for the past few years, and it really shocked me considering I grew up in and have family in the areas where he struck, and I never even knew about that history while I lived there. It's incredible to me that he was caught. I knew it was bound to happen some day, but I d...

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by lebda
Wed Apr 18, 2018 4:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN 1380 LGA-DAL emergency landing at PHL, 1 fatality
Replies: 720
Views: 117675

Re: WN 1380 LGA-DAL emergency landing at PHL, 1 fatality

God, that's really tragic for that passenger and her family, and I can't imagine it feels too great for the crew, either. Totally not their fault. Hats off to them for their quick actions and WN's professionalism, though. But a side note, the CFM56 is the same type of engine that failed on another W...

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by lebda
Wed Mar 21, 2018 5:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Frontier 1864 Diverted Over Fight
Replies: 20
Views: 2808

Re: Frontier 1864 Diverted Over Fight

Damn, it only took two posts for this to become classist for no reason at all.

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by lebda
Fri Mar 16, 2018 5:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates Flight Attendant Jumps From Aircraft in Apparent Suicide Attempt
Replies: 67
Views: 19920

Re: Emirates Flight Attendant Jumps From Aircraft in Apparent Suicide Attempt

God, my condolences to everybody who knew her.

Workplace-related suicides are serious. Being a crew member on international routes places an incredible amount of stress on people. It wouldn't surprise me at all if that were a part of why she took her life.

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by lebda
Fri Feb 16, 2018 12:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Qantas Indigenous Livery
Replies: 35
Views: 6399

Re: New Qantas Indigenous Livery

Looks amazing.

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by lebda
Thu Feb 15, 2018 2:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Employee Uses Vulgarities Towards Customer @ PDX
Replies: 214
Views: 17362

Re: Delta Employee Uses Vulgarities Towards Customer @ PDX

Is it bad that I laughed?

I mean, obviously you shouldn't be working in customer service if you don't have an endless amount of patience, and even if the passenger was genuinely a fucking asshole, you don't tell them that, but that baggage guy's reaction is gold.

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by lebda
Fri Feb 09, 2018 4:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS, B6, UA & WN fight WA State's new sick leave law
Replies: 67
Views: 6032

Re: AS, B6, UA & WN fight WA State's new sick leave law

I'm actually more surprised in the fact Seattle/Washington is becoming more crazy than California. Oh well, all the businesses should pack up and move to California anyway (who is also doing better economically as well), then the People's Republic of Washington can see what a failure this is. I liv...

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by lebda
Sun Feb 04, 2018 4:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH introduces revised livery
Replies: 1106
Views: 205336

Re: LH introduces revised livery

God, liveries are really getting uglier and uglier. Everybody has a livery like that nowadays, can't they be a little bit more imaginative?

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by lebda
Tue Dec 05, 2017 5:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nolinor to put a 41 years old 737-200 in service in 2018
Replies: 40
Views: 9869

Re: Nolinor to put a 41 years old 737-200 in service in 2018

Lol and there are 757's, 767's, and 747-400's from getting trashed left and right that were all built between '99 and 2004. They don't build 'em like they used to - that's what crack and hip hop "culture" will do to a country. Yeah, those darn kids with their swing dancing and phonographs...

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by lebda
Thu Nov 02, 2017 5:25 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Cabin Photos from Doomed Jets
Replies: 55
Views: 13194

Re: Cabin Photos from Doomed Jets

That terrible picture recovered from JAL 123 came to mind, but somebody already posted that. UA 811 is another that has some, but I'm not sure if it counts considering almost everybody survived and the plane was subsequently repaired and returned to service: http://www.newstalkzb.co.nz/media/1772044...

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by lebda
Thu Nov 02, 2017 5:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Employees to Get New Uniforms
Replies: 124
Views: 16469

Re: Delta Employees to Get New Uniforms

...............I actually like them.

For the past couple of decades most American uniforms have looked like something you'd wear to a funeral. The color is a nice change and the uniforms are recognizable.

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by lebda
Thu Oct 26, 2017 8:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why all of the diversions from EUG?
Replies: 3
Views: 753

Re: Why all of the diversions from EUG?

Ohhhh it's a visibility thing? Weird. I'm not too far away and it's all sunny and nice out. Must be the valley.

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by lebda
Thu Oct 26, 2017 7:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why all of the diversions from EUG?
Replies: 3
Views: 753

Why all of the diversions from EUG?

I noticed that SY 8024, UA 1513, and DL 4680 have all diverted to nearby airports instead of arriving at EUG. What's up?

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by lebda
Tue Oct 17, 2017 12:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Broken window on El Al 787-9 at LHR
Replies: 13
Views: 5346

Re: Pop goes the winow

Just get a garbage bag and some duct tape and she's good as new. :veryhappy:

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by lebda
Sun Aug 20, 2017 5:26 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Badly Named (Or Branded) Airlines.
Replies: 152
Views: 9617

Re: Badly Named (Or Branded) Airlines.

Ohhhh God let's see... Scoot is what my dog does on the carpet. SCAT and Wizz need no explanation. Aer Lingus is kinda dirty. 1Time, Blue 1, Air 2000, FlyMe, Bingo Airways, Trip, V-bird, Skytaxi, First Choice Airways, go!, and easyJet are all pretty uninspiring. But as far as branding goes, I've alw...

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by lebda
Sun Aug 20, 2017 4:38 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Flying Hawaiian Airlines from OGG-SEA
Replies: 16
Views: 9503

Re: Flying Hawaiian Airlines from OGG-SEA

Love that Hawaiian Air Cargo sign!

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by lebda
Sun Aug 20, 2017 4:29 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: White supremacists march at UVA
Replies: 582
Views: 16935

Re: White supremacists march at UVA

Remember everyone, 1984 was meant to be a warning not a guide, yet some of you would love for it to be a reality. It's scary that people are believing "War is Peace, Freedom is Slavery, Ignorance is Strength" should be enforced. George Orwell himself fought against Spanish fascists and wa...

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by lebda
Fri Aug 18, 2017 12:49 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: White supremacists march at UVA
Replies: 582
Views: 16935

Re: White supremacists march at UVA

Everywhere where communism has been tried it has failed to deliver and has resulted in a brutal dictatorsip of some form. How many more times must it be tried until we can all agree that it is a failure and little better than Nazism (in practise I mean). As far as antifa goes, I'm not convinced of ...

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by lebda
Thu Aug 17, 2017 10:47 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: White supremacists march at UVA
Replies: 582
Views: 16935

Re: White supremacists march at UVA

Simple. Shops all around the western world sell communist themed stuff without any issues, yet anything with swastika is suddenly a huge no no. You can also see a lot of hammers and sickles in leftist demonstrations without anyone condemning their use. Germany banned swastika, yet not symbols of So...

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by lebda
Thu Aug 17, 2017 10:23 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Van attack in Barcelona
Replies: 67
Views: 3118

Re: Van attack in Barcelona

Can we focus on the victims of this attack and not exploit their deaths for whatever politics you wanna push? This is tragic. :(

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by lebda
Thu Aug 17, 2017 10:19 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: White supremacists march at UVA
Replies: 582
Views: 16935

Re: White supremacists march at UVA

Why are there double standards, could you show us where there are the Hammer and Sickle raced and how they were threaded differently? Simple. Shops all around the western world sell communist themed stuff without any issues, yet anything with swastika is suddenly a huge no no. You can also see a lo...

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by lebda
Thu Aug 17, 2017 4:15 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: White supremacists march at UVA
Replies: 582
Views: 16935

Re: White supremacists march at UVA

What do you think? These guys are as transparent as Trump. Let's take a look at what both sides stand for. They are the same, after all: One side wants the wholesale eradication of entire races and cultures because they are inferior. The other side thinks that is a horrible idea. Yeah, that's the s...

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by lebda
Wed Aug 16, 2017 9:20 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: White supremacists march at UVA
Replies: 582
Views: 16935

Re: White supremacists march at UVA

Won't somebody think of the poor knocked over garbage bins? I'm more worried that some anarchist goes and burns my car as I'm a white man with middle-class parents. The system is broken. The rich get richer and the middle class and poor get poorer. Everything that the upper class takes credit for a...

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by lebda
Wed Aug 16, 2017 12:09 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: White supremacists march at UVA
Replies: 582
Views: 16935

Re: White supremacists march at UVA

White supremacists: drives car into crowd, kills woman, makes repeated calls for genocide Antifa: opposes racism/exploitation by all means necessary "ummmm actually, they're both bad" I don't see how destroying property and robbing stores exactly helps to fight racism and exploitation, an...

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by lebda
Tue Aug 15, 2017 11:01 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: White supremacists march at UVA
Replies: 582
Views: 16935

Re: White supremacists march at UVA

Aaaaaaand we're back to "both sides are guilty". Both Trump's white supremacist supporters, and the girl killed by the car one drove. Both the Nazis and the black guy beaten to within an inch of his life. It's a good thing Trump, Fox News, and the hard right weren't around in the 30s, oth...

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by lebda
Tue Aug 15, 2017 5:19 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: White supremacists march at UVA
Replies: 582
Views: 16935

Re: White supremacists march at UVA

But unfortunately that's not going to happen, so we have to listen to you guys spew out nonsense over and over and feel persecuted when most people vastly and vehemently disagree with you over what is blatantly obvious antisocial behavior with no endgame whatsoever (at least not one that you'll eve...

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by lebda
Tue Aug 15, 2017 4:02 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: White supremacists march at UVA
Replies: 582
Views: 16935

Re: White supremacists march at UVA

Not at all. But, judging from the actions of antifa and the far-left over the last few months, it's their wet dream. My wet dream is for all of you to just go away. Find some island in the South Pacific that will soon be under water (not that you guys believe it), start whatever pseudo-America you ...

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by lebda
Tue Aug 15, 2017 3:30 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: White supremacists march at UVA
Replies: 582
Views: 16935

Re: White supremacists march at UVA

Totally not surprised to see people on here defending the Nazis. Won't somebody think of the poor oppressed Nazis and respect their right to commit acts of violence against "degenerates"?

Y'all really need to get your head out of your butts. Somebody was killed during this.

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by lebda
Thu Jul 27, 2017 12:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 30 Year Old 777 Captain Says She's The Youngest
Replies: 42
Views: 16568

Re: 30 Year Old 777 Captain Says She's The Youngest

That's really cool! But wow, some of these comments here. And you wonder why there are so few women who want to be involved in aviation...

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by lebda
Sun Jul 02, 2017 10:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL releases anti-ME3 video
Replies: 196
Views: 21078

Re: DL releases anti-ME3 video

I'm cool with DL but this is silly.

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by lebda
Wed Jun 21, 2017 1:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada named best airline in North America
Replies: 77
Views: 8567

Re: Air Canada named best airline in North America

Is AC really as bad as everyone says it is?

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by lebda
Wed Jun 21, 2017 12:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Think the new China Eastern livery is bad? It gets even worse.
Replies: 49
Views: 13012

Re: Think the new China Eastern livery is bad? It gets even worse.

coolian2 wrote:
SCAT15F wrote:
Still better than American Airlines new livery...

Having seen their 787 a few times in person it's vastly better than hilariously dated polished metal.

I don't know. I live right by an airport and I think they're honestly way worse in person. The polished metal look and cheatlines were classic.

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by lebda
Wed May 10, 2017 2:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: QF CEO gets pie in the face during speech
Replies: 71
Views: 12119

Re: QF CEO gets pie in the face during speech

Aw man, don't waste a perfectly good pie.

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