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by OA412
Fri May 26, 2017 5:27 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Significance of the number 22
Replies: 17
Views: 429

Re: Significance of the number 22

Twenty Two is a great Twilight Zone episode. Check it out.

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by OA412
Fri May 26, 2017 4:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Did Delta Make a Mistake Acquiring the A350 and A330 Neo?
Replies: 135
Views: 18475

Re: Did Delta Make a Mistake Acquiring the A350 and A330 Neo?

Personally, I think DL made a great choice. 1 - They already had the A330 in their fleet so were well versed in it's capabilities and likely very comfortable with the neo from the outset. 2 - The A330neo/A359 combo is completely flexible and largely interchangeable based on route length/passenger d...

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by OA412
Thu May 25, 2017 7:12 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: It is important to not believe in poverty
Replies: 73
Views: 1622

Re: It is important to not believe in poverty

Right, so once again, everyone is a victim, no one can ever do anything to better themselves, and it's all up to the benevolence of others to make it happen. Democrats only, though - right? Even thought study after study shows Republicans are magnitudes of order more charitable than Democrats... Yo...

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by OA412
Thu May 25, 2017 5:27 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Fatal blasts at Manchester Arena
Replies: 115
Views: 3715

Re: Fatal blasts at Manchester Arena

Nice slander. Appreciate that. And the mods let you spew your rhetoric and vitriol like this. The mods cannot be on every thread all of the time. Sometimes we read a thread, like I'm doing right now, and sometimes we don't. If you feel someone has attacked you personally, make use of the suggest de...

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by OA412
Thu May 25, 2017 5:22 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Moderate religion underpining fundemantalism
Replies: 43
Views: 884

Re: Moderate religion underpining fundemantalism

I'm also atheist, but I'm the happy-go-lucky kind: I don't care if you don't eat pork or think homosexuality is a sin, just don't legislate it into my daily life. Vilifying statements like these don't do us any favors; that's like going on a crusade to kill all bees because you got stung by one aft...

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by OA412
Thu May 25, 2017 5:20 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Montana Candidate Body Slams Reporter Day Before Election
Replies: 17
Views: 585

Re: Montana Candidate Body Slams Reporter Day Before Election

Republicans care deeply about free speech. When they're not legislating away free speech by launching dozens of bills criminalizing protesters, or bankrolling actual Nazis to push 'free speech' on campuses, they're body slamming them. 'murrica! :checkmark: Sort of like Peter Thiel, who wrote a book...

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by OA412
Wed May 24, 2017 2:19 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Evidence Shows Gun Control Works
Replies: 102
Views: 4743

Re: RE: Evidence Shows Gun Control Works

Ah, that common trope. And yet in the UK, Canada, EU, Japan, Australia, New Zealand, etc. doctors, nurses, and all the associated professions get paid. Could it be you really just don't like sick people? Never mind that you don't even have to look at the Bill of Rights to understand that the Federa...

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by OA412
Tue May 23, 2017 8:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Accidents that changed aviation
Replies: 105
Views: 8982

Re: Accidents that changed aviation

British Airtours 28M, which found that seats located at the overwing exits must be spaced farther apart to aid in an emergency evacuation.

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by OA412
Tue May 23, 2017 4:47 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Evidence Shows Gun Control Works
Replies: 102
Views: 4743

Re: RE: Evidence Shows Gun Control Works

http://the-opposition.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/gun-and-healthcare.jpg I'm not sure how someone wakes up one day and decides believing healthcare is a privilege, but gun ownership is a right is perfectly logical. I'm not talking about what the constitution says; I'm well aware of the 2nd Amend...

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by OA412
Thu May 18, 2017 9:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA Plans LAX Push in Comeback Effort
Replies: 103
Views: 26062

Re: UA Plans LAX Push in Comeback Effort

TWA772LR wrote:
That's great and all, but it won't really pay off unless LA gets the Olympics.

It wouldn't pay off under such a scenario because the IOC wouldn't allow them to use the branded name anyway. It would just be called the LA Coliseum during any potential Olympics.

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by OA412
Thu May 18, 2017 7:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why Delta decided to stop being the mean airline...
Replies: 46
Views: 8972

Re: Why Delta decided to stop being the mean airline...

Shoddy, fake news article reads like an advertisement. Delta just the other day was railing more against the ME3 in Minnesota, trying to get them further behind them. It hardly mentions the massive April meltdown and subsequent lies about the causes to prevent giving out due compensation. And it li...

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by OA412
Thu May 18, 2017 3:48 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Special Prosecutor Name In Russia Probe
Replies: 47
Views: 1081

Re: Special Prosecutor Name In Russia Probe

If the Republicans had any say in it, there wouldn´t be a special prosecutor. If it becomes definitive that he knew about Flynn before hand and didn´t act on the information, he´d be just as gone as Trump. There may be a good chance that the career of everyone seen as close to Trump will be over af...

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by OA412
Thu May 18, 2017 3:04 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Roger Ailes has died
Replies: 21
Views: 1079

Re: Roger Ailes has died

Agree with the others here. It's unfortunate he died, but I'm not about to feel sad for such an awful human being.

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by OA412
Wed May 17, 2017 9:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will Qantas ever serve ORD
Replies: 41
Views: 6402

Re: Will Qantas ever serve ORD

The thread title has been corrected. Please keep all future posts on topic. Thanks!

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by OA412
Wed May 17, 2017 6:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta thanks every single employee in Facebook Live
Replies: 5
Views: 1181

Re: Delta thanks every single employee in Facebook Live

This isn't really aviation related, and is just a PR plug for DL. Thread locked.

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by OA412
Tue May 16, 2017 11:39 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Disappearing Thread ?
Replies: 1
Views: 264

Re: Disappearing Thread ?

We can only share the reason for deletion with the original poster. FYI.

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by OA412
Tue May 16, 2017 4:25 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Washington Post: Trump revealed highly classified information to Russian foreign minister and ambassador
Replies: 209
Views: 4728

Re: Washington Post: Trump revealed highly classified information to Russian foreign minister and ambassador

I can't say I'm shocked. The man has proven himself time and again an unhinged, careless dolt. My question is simliar to the quesiton posed by others in this thread: what exactly is it going to take for his supporters to finally pull the plug? When will enough be enough? Or was he correct all along ...

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by OA412
Thu May 11, 2017 3:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL defers last 10 A350s by at least 2-3 years
Replies: 204
Views: 42228

Re: Delta Reviewing Airbus Widebody Purchase in blow to Airbus

Please keep the discussion respectful. It would be nice if you mods called out the know-it-all elf in the room. He seems to really enjoy pushing peoples buttons. You know what's even nicer than snarky, passive aggressive commentary? Actually reporting the issue to the moderators either through the ...

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by OA412
Tue May 09, 2017 8:02 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: So When's The False Flag?
Replies: 13
Views: 761

Re: So When's The False Flag?

Thread derailed.

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by OA412
Thu May 04, 2017 9:00 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump's Tax Plan
Replies: 233
Views: 6934

Re: Trump's Tax Plan

LMP737 wrote:
It's also an American habit to vote against one's self interest.


Boy, it most certainly is. Ugh!

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by OA412
Thu May 04, 2017 7:04 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump's Tax Plan
Replies: 233
Views: 6934

Re: Trump's Tax Plan

As far as work ethics go, don't exactly know what he means, and I don't know the work ethics in Norway since I never worked there myself. If it is anything as in The Netherlands, I would say, the productivity is extreme high, but it is all cramped in relatively few hours and it might be far less hi...

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by OA412
Wed May 03, 2017 6:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Icelandair 80th anniversary special livery
Replies: 16
Views: 3875

Re: Icelandair 80th anniversary special livery

Beautiful! I've been very impressed with FI's special liveries.

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by OA412
Wed May 03, 2017 5:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B6 Announces FLL-SLC, Additional BOS Flights
Replies: 25
Views: 3918

Re: B6 Announces FLL-SLC, Additional BOS Flights

jetbluefan1 wrote:
Side note - How many gates does B6 have access to at SLC? With this addition, B6 will now have 4 redeye flights leaving around the same time (FLL, MCO, JFK, and BOS).


As of now, they're only using one, A4.

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by OA412
Wed May 03, 2017 2:38 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump, a petty man
Replies: 29
Views: 1591

Re: Trump, a petty man

Dutchy wrote:
And the threat derailed again. I suggest this threat is locked

Indeed, I think that's best.

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by OA412
Wed May 03, 2017 2:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bean Queen--QR Sued By Woman Over Coffee Spill
Replies: 29
Views: 3759

Re: Bean Queen--QR Sued By Woman Over Coffee Spill

As well they should've. Spend 5 seconds reading the Liebeck case, and you'll know how INCREDIBLY negligent McD's was in the lead-up to that incident. And before anyone starts calling her greedy, keep in mind that she only sued for her medical bills (approx $70,000) to be covered.... the jury hated ...

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by OA412
Tue May 02, 2017 9:52 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump, a petty man
Replies: 29
Views: 1591

Re: Trump, a petty man

I have had to go through and delete more than half the posts in this thread because they were off-topic or contained personal attacks. This is a reminder to engage respectfully. I'd also like to issue a reminder that this is an international website. Members are free to debate any topic. If you have...

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by OA412
Mon May 01, 2017 9:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aeroflot FA's say work being reduced because they are fat
Replies: 26
Views: 4214

Re: Aeroflot FA's say work being reduce because they are fat

Varsity1 wrote:
I'm still amazed at how little work protections exist outside the US in 'developed' countries.

This is Russia. Work protections are quite stringent in the rest of the developed world and often surpass those in the US.

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by OA412
Mon May 01, 2017 6:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA to increase 737 capacity
Replies: 256
Views: 27644

Re: AA to increase 737 capacity

I have to strongly disagree. I know a lot of Boeing people want us all to believe that it's just mindset , but I can absolutely tell the difference. I like both manufacturer's offerings and tend to fly 737s more than any other type, but I can absolutely tell the difference in width between an 18&qu...

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by OA412
Mon May 01, 2017 5:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA to increase 737 capacity
Replies: 256
Views: 27644

Re: AA to increase 737 capacity

I know many of you are going to disagree, but the whole "the airlines are just giving customers what they want" mantra is just crap economics-speak. Leaving it to just the US since we're discussing US airlines here, we are a country heavily dependent upon air travel. At least 10% of our na...

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by OA412
Sun Apr 30, 2017 4:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: QF Ends MEL-DXB-LHR in Favor of MEL-PER-LHR, EK Upgrades to A380
Replies: 109
Views: 18723

Re: QF Ends MEL-DXB-LHR in Favor of MEL-PER-LHR, EK Upgrades to A380

People in MEL now have a same plane service to LHR via PER. I'm not fully understanding. Didn't people in MEL had the same plane service to LHR via DXB? According to FR24, the QF9 flight is the same airplane. Is the service different once the plane lands in DXB? I'm confused by this in addition to ...

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by OA412
Fri Apr 28, 2017 8:27 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What brand of pasta do you normally buy?
Replies: 43
Views: 1370

Re: What brand of pasta do you normally buy?

I used to buy Barilla, but switched to Bertolli after the former's anti-gay tirade. Then I mostly just went with cheaper generics. Don't really notice much difference. Pretty much this. I buy Trader Joe's. It's 99 cents and I really don't notice any difference. I'm certainly not going to pay upward...

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by OA412
Fri Apr 28, 2017 6:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United and Dr. Dao reach settlement
Replies: 104
Views: 12848

Re: United and Dr. Dao reach settlement

Let's not forget he'd have to pay 40% tax on whatever he gets ? Could not tell you what the exact dollar amount is but it may not be as high as people think...probably low 7 figures if I were to hazard a guess. A huge percentage of that will go to the attorneys and another large chunk in taxes.... ...

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by OA412
Fri Apr 28, 2017 5:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United ends Interline Agreements with 5 Mideast Airlines
Replies: 57
Views: 11253

Re: United ends Interline Agreements with 5 Mideast Airlines

Ah you learn something new every day. I had no idea they'd codeshared with all those airlines at one point or another.

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by OA412
Fri Apr 28, 2017 4:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United ends Interline Agreements with 5 Mideast Airlines
Replies: 57
Views: 11253

Re: United ends Interline Agreements with 5 Mideast Airlines

TheGeordielad wrote:
Never knew UA codeshares with 5 ME Airlines

They didn't. Interlines are different from codeshares.

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by OA412
Sat Apr 22, 2017 8:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AJC: DL CEO not at GO during operational meltdown
Replies: 34
Views: 6444

Re: AJC: DL CEO not at GO during operational meltdown

Please discuss the topic in a civil fashion. Further posts regarding "fanboys" or "haters" will result in this thread being locked.

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by OA412
Fri Apr 21, 2017 2:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ATW says drop UA rebrand as CO
Replies: 134
Views: 19084

Re: ATW says drop UA rebrand as CO

Does anyone even remember the UA incident that sparked this thread? Millions of people have flown UA since this incident. You mean paying passengers being boarded, then told they needed volunteers to leave the aircraft so that employees could fly to SDF, resulting in one passenger refusing and bein...

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by OA412
Fri Apr 21, 2017 2:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Scott Kirby: Leaving New York’s JFK ‘Was the Wrong Decision’
Replies: 152
Views: 26533

Re: Scott Kirby: Leaving New York’s JFK ‘Was the Wrong Decision’

I can't say I'm shocked. I understand why they consolidated, but I think it was obvious to all observers it wasn't going to be as net positive as the UA spin machine wanted everyone to believe. It's particularly interesting to hear that the move hurt them with respect to West Coast clients.

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by OA412
Wed Apr 19, 2017 4:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ATW says drop UA rebrand as CO
Replies: 134
Views: 19084

Re: ATW says drop UA rebrand as CO

While I agree that United needs to probably re-brand, reverting back to Continental is not the way to go. Everyone at the company could use a fresh start. I also believe they need to drop United Continental Holdings, to just United. What's the point of hanging on to the Continental name? Agree. It'...

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by OA412
Tue Apr 18, 2017 10:01 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: President Erdogan victorious in Turkish referendum
Replies: 47
Views: 1721

Re: President Erdogan victorious in Turkish referendum

OA260 wrote:
I was reading that many women in rural Turkish towns and villages were told to vote Yes by their husbands and Male figures in their families and communities.

That does not surprise me at all.

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by OA412
Tue Apr 18, 2017 5:47 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: President Erdogan victorious in Turkish referendum
Replies: 47
Views: 1721

Re: President Erdogan victorious in Turkish referendum

Aesma wrote:
Nobody's assuming that. It was clearly not free and fair.

Right, so my point is, we can't really lay blame on the Turkish people here. Yes they initially elected him, and they share blame for that, but it's unclear what actual support for this law would have been in a free and fair election.

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by OA412
Tue Apr 18, 2017 5:42 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The U.S. must not act in North Korea on unilateral basis.
Replies: 123
Views: 3366

Re: The U.S. must not act in North Korea on unilateral basis.

You were strident in your support of the candidate most likely to take just such action. Elections have consequences. This! OP has been unwavering in his support of the President, and has not been shy about expressing his support of the so-called "alternative right." You put a madman in p...

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by OA412
Tue Apr 18, 2017 5:36 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: President Erdogan victorious in Turkish referendum
Replies: 47
Views: 1721

Re: President Erdogan victorious in Turkish referendum

How can a Population be so stupid, it has been done before, there are plenty of bad examples in history but the demagogic trick works over and over again. Unfortunately there ae always more sheep than foxes. Desperation, lack of education, or both. Also, we're assuming this was a free and fair elec...

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by OA412
Mon Apr 17, 2017 10:23 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: President Erdogan victorious in Turkish referendum
Replies: 47
Views: 1721

Re: President Erdogan victorious in Turkish referendum

Even if the will was there, it isn't that easy. Some Greek islands are so close to Turkey there is barely enough room to sail a corvette and fire at would-be migrants crossing on just about anything that floats. Before Turkey agreed to stop departures, Greek islands were overrun by refugees floatin...

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by OA412
Fri Apr 14, 2017 6:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL defers last 10 A350s by at least 2-3 years
Replies: 204
Views: 42228

Re: Delta Reviewing Airbus Widebody Purchase in blow to Airbus

Let's pretend DL really does have concerns about the 359's ability to make LAX-SYD. I won't get into the memo or not because, frankly, if it's internal and is not for public consumption, it should not be discussed on this message board as a source proving DL wants to cancel the 359. If DL has these ...

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by OA412
Thu Apr 13, 2017 4:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL defers last 10 A350s by at least 2-3 years
Replies: 204
Views: 42228

Re: Delta Reviewing Airbus Widebody Purchase in blow to Airbus

Please keep the discussion respectful.

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by OA412
Thu Apr 13, 2017 12:44 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Sean Spicer Needs HItler Refresher
Replies: 51
Views: 1431

Re: Sean Spicer Needs HItler Refresher

Did you read the entire article by Damon Young that you linked to? I wonder if Mr. Young will want his daughter to read it when she is old enough to understand the words. The first four paragraphs qualify for my consideration as good writing. The last two paragraphs, written for public consumption,...

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by OA412
Wed Apr 12, 2017 9:16 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Tax Time 2017
Replies: 19
Views: 676

Re: Tax Time 2017

Smaller refund than I was expecting. But it didn't matter. I still owed on last year's taxes to both the Feds and Colorado, so both refunds went toward my outstanding balance.

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by OA412
Wed Apr 12, 2017 7:02 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Sean Spicer Needs HItler Refresher
Replies: 51
Views: 1431

Re: Sean Spicer Needs HItler Refresher

I believe there's a saying that goes: Better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to speak and to remove all doubt. This! I'd be willing to give Spicer the benefit of the doubt if this was his first ever gaffe, but this is gaffe # 2,359 this month alone. At some point, it becomes impossible ...

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by OA412
Wed Apr 12, 2017 1:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Another United gaffe - forces doctor off plane
Replies: 2122
Views: 112869

Re: Another United gaffe - forces doctor off plane

OSUk1d wrote:
He is a victim of his own refusal to comply with instruction.

Spare me the claptrap. Refusing to comply does not mean you should be knocked out, bloodied, and dragged off the plane like a rag doll.

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