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by BerenErchamion
Fri Feb 16, 2018 6:47 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: 3-Year Old Boy screams for 8-hours on flight.
Replies: 154
Views: 11825

Re: 3-Year Old Boy screams for 8-hours on flight.

In my [completely uninformed, and with no awareness of the specifics of the situation] opinion, the parents should be ashamed of themselves for not raising a more disciplined and respectful child. I'll give your uninformed opinion exactly the credibility it deserves: none at all. Never a good idea ...

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by BerenErchamion
Fri Feb 16, 2018 6:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 404
Views: 23125

Re: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2018

WN IND-LAX-91.7%; LAX-IND-85.8% Damn. Whenever I go visit my parents, that's the flight I use unless I can get a great deal out of Ontario that justifies the nonstop flight (and the trip to Ontario which is actually more expensive since I have to take a shuttle rather than public transport). When i...

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by BerenErchamion
Thu Feb 15, 2018 11:34 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: 3-Year Old Boy screams for 8-hours on flight.
Replies: 154
Views: 11825

Re: 3-Year Old Boy screams for 8-hours on flight.

It's crazy but the kid's screams are almost demonic!!! 1) The parent(s) must have known that the kid would act up before, during and after the flight. You know this how? Maybe it was their first time flying. Maybe the kid had actually flown many times before with no problems. Stop making assumption...

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by BerenErchamion
Thu Feb 15, 2018 11:31 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: 3-Year Old Boy screams for 8-hours on flight.
Replies: 154
Views: 11825

Re: 3-Year Old Boy screams for 8-hours on flight.

1. The parents should have known that the child would be distressed by flying. Why should they have known that? Do you know that they've flown with the child before? Maybe the child's been flying lots of times, and it's never been an issue before now. I don't know if that's the case or not, and nei...

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by BerenErchamion
Thu Feb 15, 2018 11:29 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: 3-Year Old Boy screams for 8-hours on flight.
Replies: 154
Views: 11825

Re: 3-Year Old Boy screams for 8-hours on flight.

AWACSooner wrote:
posti wrote:

Just relax and give folks a break, they're trying.

Except, in this case, they weren't


You know this how?

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by BerenErchamion
Thu Feb 15, 2018 11:27 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: 3-Year Old Boy screams for 8-hours on flight.
Replies: 154
Views: 11825

Re: 3-Year Old Boy screams for 8-hours on flight.

sevenair wrote:
Sedate or isolate the problem and don't fly. Simples. You do not have the right to fly. If you can't fly without causing a disturbance then tough luck.


Yes, because it's always possible to predict with 100% accuracy when a child will or will not act out...

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by BerenErchamion
Thu Feb 15, 2018 11:26 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: 3-Year Old Boy screams for 8-hours on flight.
Replies: 154
Views: 11825

Re: 3-Year Old Boy screams for 8-hours on flight.

sevenair wrote:

Notwithstanding that in this instance the parents don’t smack their kid. They don’t even tell them off.


You know this how?

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by BerenErchamion
Thu Feb 15, 2018 11:24 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: 3-Year Old Boy screams for 8-hours on flight.
Replies: 154
Views: 11825

Re: 3-Year Old Boy screams for 8-hours on flight.

It’s a 3 minute long video with snippets taken every hour showing a continual situation with no obvious intervention by the parents. ...do you seriously not see the problem with making assumptions about what the parents did or did not do from "a 3 minute long video [of an 8-hour flight] with s...

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by BerenErchamion
Thu Feb 15, 2018 11:23 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: 3-Year Old Boy screams for 8-hours on flight.
Replies: 154
Views: 11825

Re: 3-Year Old Boy screams for 8-hours on flight.

usdcaguy wrote:
Parents aren’t allowed to hit their kids anymore


And rightfully so.

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by BerenErchamion
Thu Feb 15, 2018 11:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 404
Views: 23125

Re: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2018

WN IND-LAX-91.7%; LAX-IND-85.8% Damn. Whenever I go visit my parents, that's the flight I use unless I can get a great deal out of Ontario that justifies the nonstop flight (and the trip to Ontario which is actually more expensive since I have to take a shuttle rather than public transport). When i...

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by BerenErchamion
Sun Feb 11, 2018 11:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JFK / SFO bay development
Replies: 83
Views: 7436

Re: JFK / SFO bay development

Have there ever been or will there ever be future expansion at both JFK and SFO, by reclaiming land from the Bay area surrounding them both? Considering how important both airports are, I am very surprised by the lack of future planning. It would have been a lot easier decades ago, than now. SFO ha...

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by BerenErchamion
Thu Feb 08, 2018 2:29 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Televangelist suggests alternate flu shot: ‘Inoculate yourself with the word of God’
Replies: 27
Views: 1056

Re: Televangelist suggests alternate flu shot: ‘Inoculate yourself with the word of God’

Regardless of what how a lot of people feel, I do get a flu shot yearly, and I have not had the flu since 2005. Meanwhile, I've never had a flu shot and I haven't had flu for over 35 years. :scratchchin: That is, quite frankly, sociopathic behavior. Not getting sick doesn't mean you're not carrying...

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by BerenErchamion
Thu Feb 08, 2018 2:13 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump has given the Pentagon marching orders: He demands a giant millitary parade ...
Replies: 78
Views: 2301

Re: Trump has given the Pentagon marching orders: He demands a giant millitary parade ...

Why? Killing people is wrong; we shouldn't support those who do it. As a blanket statement that doesn't work. Yes, it does. Killing another one of God's children--killing another bearer of the inner light, of God Godself--can never be justified, for any reason, under any circumstances. It is far, f...

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by BerenErchamion
Wed Feb 07, 2018 11:37 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump has given the Pentagon marching orders: He demands a giant millitary parade ...
Replies: 78
Views: 2301

Re: Trump has given the Pentagon marching orders: He demands a giant millitary parade ...

777222LR wrote:
I don't want to get accused for not supporting our military, because I do.


Why? Killing people is wrong; we shouldn't support those who do it.

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by BerenErchamion
Wed Feb 07, 2018 11:35 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Economists agree: Trump, not Obama, gets credit for economy
Replies: 144
Views: 4407

Re: Economists agree: Trump, not Obama, gets credit for economy

stratosphere wrote:
he like most every other democratic president has left our military in a weakened state


Good. Killing people is wrong. It's not the sort of thing we should want to be good at.

So you agree that Democrats are more moral than Republicans, then?

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by BerenErchamion
Wed Jan 31, 2018 6:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 404
Views: 23125

Re: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2018

Also worth noting: Las Vegas (another metro area relatively close in size to Indy) has service to Beijing and Seoul, though obviously it's a special case.

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by BerenErchamion
Wed Jan 31, 2018 6:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 404
Views: 23125

Re: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2018

If you don't include LAX in ONT, I think ONT is probably one of the smallest TPAC markets, probably PDX as well. I feel like I am missing some.... The city of Ontario is one thing, but the entire Inland Empire has roughly 2x the population of the Indy or Portland metro areas. Though the presence of...

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by BerenErchamion
Wed Jan 31, 2018 6:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 404
Views: 23125

Re: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2018

I think the main problem is there really isn't a lot of precedent for a TPAC flight from a mid-sized market (outside of the west coast). Do you know what the smallest market is in the US that has a TPAC flight to East Asia? Portland has service to Tokyo; its metropolitan area is almost exactly the ...

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by BerenErchamion
Fri Jan 19, 2018 10:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norway is to make all short-haul planes electric by 2040
Replies: 252
Views: 14934

Re: Norway is to make all short-haul planes electric by 2040

Norway population (5M) as a fraction of worldwide population (7000M): 0,07%. It's not difficult to show a graph that electicity is produced with renewable energy when you have a national population that is half of Tokyo and you only need one or two plants to produce the required power. People act l...

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by BerenErchamion
Fri Jan 19, 2018 9:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian 787 sets record for quickest subsonic transatlantic flight
Replies: 70
Views: 17131

Re: Norwegian 787 sets record for quickest subsonic transatlantic flight

Think that was the EXPECTED flight time it shaved that 53 mins off. How on earth do they still have an AOC if their flight plans are out by close to 20%. Would make flying into wind an emergency. The block time on the schedule, set weeks or months in advance, is not the same as the expected duratio...

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by BerenErchamion
Fri Jan 12, 2018 8:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B6 Worst Airline in the USA?
Replies: 106
Views: 14243

Re: B6 Worst Airline in the USA?

"The Wall Street Journal looks at seven key operational metrics for their rankings, including on-time arrivals, canceled flights, extreme delays, 2-hour tarmac delays, mishandled luggage, involuntary bumping and complaints." So what is wrong with those metrics, and what would you propose ...

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by BerenErchamion
Thu Dec 28, 2017 5:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NH175 LAX-NRT returning to LAX due to a passenger being onboard who shouldnt be onboard
Replies: 94
Views: 19180

Re: NH175 LAX-NRT returning to LAX due to a passenger being onboard who shouldnt be onboard

Blimpie wrote:
knowing the Japanese as well as I do


Yeah, because Japanese people are a monolith and the particular individuals you know are atomistically interchangeable with all the rest.

Seriously, you sound like Frank Burns.

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by BerenErchamion
Thu Dec 28, 2017 4:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2017
Replies: 949
Views: 69228

Re: Indianapolis Aviation Thread 2017

This quote: "Here at the airport, we’re already seeing the benefits, with an established cargo company expanding its lease space to benefit from the international air-cargo capacity." is referring to the December Board meeting: https://d1j6zi7czwjuok.cloudfront.net/iaa-images/board-papers...

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by BerenErchamion
Wed Dec 27, 2017 1:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FAA agrees to Santa Monica airport closure
Replies: 61
Views: 14398

Re: FAA agrees to Santa Monica airport closure

janders wrote:
Good. As former Westsider this closure cant come soon enough. Hopefully eliminating all the corporate jets buys some respite for residents till 2028.


This mindset is an example of everything that's wrong with the US.

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by BerenErchamion
Tue Dec 19, 2017 8:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airline Service Dead Zones
Replies: 37
Views: 5100

Re: Airline Service Dead Zones

Southern Illinois also comes to mind. The pick are west to STL (Usually around 1.5hr drive) or east to EVV (Not that much closer and not really that many destinations). Other than that, it's EAS service from MWA (to STL also). My parents live in Indiana about a 30 minute drive from EVV but almost a...

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by BerenErchamion
Thu Oct 19, 2017 2:55 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: DL FA Supposedly Tells Pax To Stop Singing National Anthem For Fallen Soldier
Replies: 53
Views: 5378

Re: DL FA Supposedly Tells Pax To Stop Singing National Anthem For Fallen Soldier

Please keep this thread on topic and as politics-free as possible. Yes, I realize that's a big ask on this topic in this political climate, but if it can't be done, the thread will either have to be moved to Non Av or locked. ✈️ atcsundevil When/if I pay the extra money to make a Delta flight, I do...

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by BerenErchamion
Mon Oct 16, 2017 5:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spirit Airlines Passenger claims bomb inside bag after being enraged over a $50 bag fee
Replies: 29
Views: 3647

Re: Spirit Airlines Passenger claims bomb inside bag after being enraged over a $50 bag fee

Seems like the bomb remark only happened after he was told he couldn't leave his bag unattended. I wonder if he just said, sarcastically, something along the lines of "Yeah, because there's totally a bomb in there" in response. Still an extremely ill-considered remark, but also not the sam...

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by BerenErchamion
Sat Oct 14, 2017 3:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Finally Announces Intentions to Serve Hawaii
Replies: 259
Views: 33358

Re: Southwest Finally Announces Intentions to Serve Hawaii

The only advantage really is assigned seating on most competitors. That seems like a disadvantage. With Southwest, I pay $15 for EBCI and am able to get the exit-row seat with no seat in front of it about half the time. Given that that's considerably less than the premium charged for exit rows on l...

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by BerenErchamion
Sat Oct 14, 2017 3:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Finally Announces Intentions to Serve Hawaii
Replies: 259
Views: 33358

Re: Southwest Finally Announces Intentions to Serve Hawaii

SteveXC500 wrote:
IFE on WN is obviously BYOD. Is that too much to ask of passengers?


A little bit, when there are no power outlets at the seat.

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by BerenErchamion
Sun Oct 08, 2017 12:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MCI Thread
Replies: 102
Views: 7926

Re: MCI Thread

What is it about glass specifically that would cause problems? My initial (uninformed) sense is that a congested tunnel is a congested tunnel, whatever it's made from (unless it's a flammable material, which as far as I know glass isn't).

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by BerenErchamion
Wed Oct 04, 2017 5:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Renaming GSV to Tom Petty-Gainesville
Replies: 27
Views: 2979

Re: Renaming GSV to Tom Petty-Gainesville

This would be wonderful. lovely thought but let us be real, there isn't even an Elvis International. True...and maybe there's still hope for MEM regarding that, but there is a Louis Armstrong (MSY), John Lennon (LPL), Bob Hope (BUR), John Wayne (SNA), and a terminal named after Sonny Bono at PSP. SN...

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by BerenErchamion
Tue Sep 19, 2017 12:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New BA route to be announced tomorrow?
Replies: 122
Views: 17610

Re: New BA route to be announced tomorrow?

TryToFlySomeday wrote:
I want to place my bets on ISB's new airport


Dunno, did BA serve Constantinople?

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by BerenErchamion
Sat Aug 19, 2017 11:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2017
Replies: 949
Views: 69228

Re: Indianapolis Aviation Thread

Plus, as I already mentioned the Highlander, Sequoia, Sienna, and Camry are still made in Indiana. Camry production at Lafayette ended last year; Camrys for the North American market are exclusively made in Georgetown, KY now. The Highlander, Sequoia, and Sienna are still made in Indiana.... Correc...

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by BerenErchamion
Sat Aug 19, 2017 3:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2017
Replies: 949
Views: 69228

Re: Indianapolis Aviation Thread

Midwestindy wrote:
Plus, as I already mentioned the Highlander, Sequoia, Sienna, and Camry are still made in Indiana.


Camry production at Lafayette ended last year; Camrys for the North American market are exclusively made in Georgetown, KY now.

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by BerenErchamion
Fri Aug 18, 2017 3:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indiana aviation - 2016-2017 (part 16)
Replies: 298
Views: 28166

Re: Indiana Aviation: Part 16

Could the convenience, larger choice of flights and airlines, etc. at IND eventually "kill off" FWA air traffic? This year I've found it more convenient, more affordable, etc. to fly nonstop on WN to IND than fly via connections to FWA (even though FWA is my old hometown to which I travel...

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by BerenErchamion
Sun Jul 16, 2017 6:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 747 Tanker Won't See Service With U.S. Forest Service
Replies: 5
Views: 2682

Re: 747 Tanker Won't See Service With U.S. Forest Service

That's the truth- I'm working with the NPS right now and they have a 13 billion dollar deferred maintenance backlog, and that's just the NPS. The Department of the Interior is in a funding crisis for which there is no excuse I'm not sure how that's relevant, since the USFS is an agency of the Depar...

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by BerenErchamion
Mon Jun 12, 2017 2:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: One-off Domestic routing - Delta 747
Replies: 58
Views: 13963

Re: One-off Domestic routing - Delta 747

Interestingly,flightmapper.net lists it as a 753.

I'm assuming flightmapper pulls its info from a GDS.

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by BerenErchamion
Mon Jun 12, 2017 2:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: One-off Domestic routing - Delta 747
Replies: 58
Views: 13963

Re: One-off Domestic routing - Delta 747

DL 1352 is a regular daily redeye, though usually it's with a 739 and occasionally a 752. I booked it because I've only flown on a 747 once before (the 744 from DTW-SEA that ran one day last September, managed to snare a first-class upstairs seat that time), live in Socal, have family in the Detroit...

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by BerenErchamion
Thu Apr 13, 2017 6:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United passenger threatened with handcuffs to make room for 'higher-priority' traveler
Replies: 214
Views: 25494

Re: United passenger threatened with handcuffs to make room for 'higher-priority' traveler

UA should simply change the contract rules and add the option to remove any passenger for any reason before take-off, as the airline sees fit. And you come to the same point, using force to to enforce a contract. Again the LEO should shake his/her head and leave the airline to its problem. You do n...

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by BerenErchamion
Thu Apr 13, 2017 6:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United passenger threatened with handcuffs to make room for 'higher-priority' traveler
Replies: 214
Views: 25494

Re: United passenger threatened with handcuffs to make room for 'higher-priority' traveler

If someone enters my house and for some reason I decide I no longer want them there, I can ask them to leave. Legally, why can't United ask a person to exit their aircraft after they have boarded? Where is this codified? I'm not arguing whether they should (obviously it's poor business to randomly ...

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by BerenErchamion
Thu Apr 13, 2017 6:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United passenger threatened with handcuffs to make room for 'higher-priority' traveler
Replies: 214
Views: 25494

Re: United passenger threatened with handcuffs to make room for 'higher-priority' traveler

If someone enters my house and for some reason I decide I no longer want them there, I can ask them to leave. Legally, why can't United ask a person to exit their aircraft after they have boarded? Where is this codified? I'm not arguing whether they should (obviously it's poor business to randomly ...

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by BerenErchamion
Thu Apr 13, 2017 6:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United passenger threatened with handcuffs to make room for 'higher-priority' traveler
Replies: 214
Views: 25494

Re: United passenger threatened with handcuffs to make room for 'higher-priority' traveler

Keith2004 wrote:
The handcuffs threat is what put this over the top.


What, exactly, are the police supposed to do when confronted with a trespasser who refuses to leave?

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by BerenErchamion
Sun Mar 26, 2017 9:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Airlines future retrofits on 737-700 and 737-800 planes
Replies: 28
Views: 5167

Re: Southwest Airlines future retrofits on 737-700 and 737-800 planes

Southwest charges for assigned seating whereas the US3 do not. Southwest doesn't charge extra for assigned seating, because Southwest has no option for assigned seating period, under any circumstances. In a way it does though, through it's priority boarding upsells Business Select, EarlyBird, and F...

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by BerenErchamion
Sun Mar 26, 2017 6:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Airlines future retrofits on 737-700 and 737-800 planes
Replies: 28
Views: 5167

Re: Southwest Airlines future retrofits on 737-700 and 737-800 planes

jumbojet wrote:
Southwest charges for assigned seating whereas the US3 do not.


Southwest doesn't charge extra for assigned seating, because Southwest has no option for assigned seating period, under any circumstances.

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by BerenErchamion
Sat Mar 25, 2017 4:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: RUMOR: Governor Ensley supporting massive SEA protest 05/01
Replies: 51
Views: 7960

Re: RUMOR: Governor Ensley supporting massive SEA protest 05/01

And of course anyone wanting to leave Seattle can sell their property at a high price, or escape the high rents. If we are in town May 1 we just stay in our north neighborhood. That's not the point though. These same goobers that protest year after year are the same people who are "fighting op...

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by BerenErchamion
Sat Mar 25, 2017 4:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: RUMOR: Governor Ensley supporting massive SEA protest 05/01
Replies: 51
Views: 7960

Re: RUMOR: Governor Ensley supporting massive SEA protest 05/01

IPFreely wrote:
BerenErchamion wrote:
Indeed. The Boston Tea Party and American Revolution were only concerned with the rights of rich white guys; the protesters in Seattle are fighting to protect the rights of everyone.


Not everyone.


Yes, everyone.

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by BerenErchamion
Thu Mar 23, 2017 12:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: London-Paris electric flight 'in decade'
Replies: 27
Views: 3109

Re: London-Paris electric flight 'in decade'

The good thing about Dino Juice is that as the airplane flies, it gets lighter. Electric aircraft would face some serious structural issues at landing unless they find a way to make the plane land really fast and not use up a ton of runway. You'd just engineer for it. like how an aircraft carrier l...

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by BerenErchamion
Wed Mar 22, 2017 11:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: RUMOR: Governor Ensley supporting massive SEA protest 05/01
Replies: 51
Views: 7960

Re: RUMOR: Governor Ensley supporting massive SEA protest 05/01

Yes, people assembling and advocating or protesting is completely disgusting and un-American. It is not as though American history has not been shaped by a number of protests and popular movements. See, Boston Tea Party, American Revolution, Whiskey Rebellion, Slave Riots, Bonus Army, Civil Rights ...

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by BerenErchamion
Wed Mar 22, 2017 7:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: RUMOR: Governor Ensley supporting massive SEA protest 05/01
Replies: 51
Views: 7960

Re: RUMOR: Governor Ensley supporting massive SEA protest 05/01

Governor Jay "Spendslee" Inslee and Seattle Mayor Ed Murray have made Seattle a haven for freaks and losers. We can't even go downtown without some kind of BLM, oil pipeline, immigration, or women's protest. It is sick and I wouldn't be surprised at all to see this happen. To answer your ...

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by BerenErchamion
Tue Mar 21, 2017 11:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest expansion at Houston Hobby
Replies: 39
Views: 7931

Re: Southwest expansion at Houston Hobby

But those additions are almost all 175 seats, while retirements are 137 or 143 seats. The gap gets even smaller. And by next year the fleet is growing again. How will that actually help with fleet availability to serve more destinations, though? A plane can only go to one destination at a time, no ...

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