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by BobPatterson
Sun Apr 30, 2017 2:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airline customer service in the US?
Replies: 14
Views: 913

Re: Airline customer service in the US?

All the horror stories, all the poeple here posting about the "Race to the Bottom" and airlines "Don't care about customers" are just not supported by the facts. Is this all media hype and a few squeaky wheels? Facts seem to show Operational the US airlines have never been bette...

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by BobPatterson
Sat Apr 29, 2017 6:38 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Five Word Story Thread Q2 2017
Replies: 91
Views: 1317

Re: Five Word Story Thread Q2 2017

direct his exhaust plume toward........

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by BobPatterson
Sat Apr 29, 2017 6:35 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Word Game Q2 2017
Replies: 108
Views: 1478

Re: Word Game Q2 2017

Lustihood

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by BobPatterson
Sat Apr 29, 2017 3:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How will the aviation industry change if MH370 is never found?
Replies: 34
Views: 2767

Re: How will the aviation industry change if MH370 is never found?

What actions would you suggest be taken on the basis of ignorance (lack of information)?

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by BobPatterson
Sat Apr 29, 2017 1:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA to increase 737 capacity
Replies: 110
Views: 11189

Re: AA to increase 737 capacity

Unbelievable....... another step in the race to the bottom. This is basically a war on elites making it harder to get upgraded. That too, but it is primarily a war on the traveling public. Not just a class thing. Bottom line is king and the customer be damned. Too bad it's not just an AA thing. The...

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by BobPatterson
Fri Apr 28, 2017 6:12 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Five Word Story Thread Q2 2017
Replies: 91
Views: 1317

Re: Five Word Story Thread Q2 2017

wanted to jet about freely........

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by BobPatterson
Fri Apr 28, 2017 6:10 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Word Game Q2 2017
Replies: 108
Views: 1478

Re: Word Game Q2 2017

Energizing

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by BobPatterson
Fri Apr 28, 2017 6:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US reportedly considering banning electronics from UK
Replies: 84
Views: 10568

Re: US reportedly considering banning electronics from UK

I just flew DOH-MIA on QR and kudos to QR. Gate checked and securely boxed my laptop and security sealed and bag tagged. At destination, was securely stored until I recovered it after cross-referencing my bag claim and my signature. Way to go QR to handle this! Thanks for posting about your experie...

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by BobPatterson
Fri Apr 28, 2017 5:55 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Can someone explain Donald Trump ?
Replies: 55
Views: 1752

Re: Can someone explain Donald Trump ?

[ Obama has a track record of being promoted to certain positions because certain puppetmasters thought it would be nice to show how progressive they were. Editor of the Harvard Law Review, in spite of having published not one single article. How can you possibly say that was earned? It was affirma...

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by BobPatterson
Fri Apr 28, 2017 3:00 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Can someone explain Donald Trump ?
Replies: 55
Views: 1752

Re: Can someone explain Donald Trump ?

First, you have no inherent right to know his grades. Since he was a professor of Constitutional Law at a major university it would be fair to assume that his grades were decent. He was a Lecturer, not a Professor. He had a specialty in "Community Organizing", aka Alinskyism, and lectured...

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by BobPatterson
Thu Apr 27, 2017 11:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AAL 1Q17 $234M Net Profit, A350's deferred
Replies: 56
Views: 9889

Re: AAL 1Q17 $234M Net Profit, A350's deferred

On a related note, AAL is down big in pre-market trading, despite beating consensus estimates for Q1, after JP Morgan analyst Jamie Baker strongly criticized the company for a "wealth transfer of nearly $1 billion to its labor groups," and the "worrying precedent [for] both for Ameri...

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by BobPatterson
Thu Apr 27, 2017 11:22 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Can someone explain Donald Trump ?
Replies: 55
Views: 1752

Re: Can someone explain Donald Trump ?

The same could be said of Obama. There was a man with ......... a questionable education...... What do you "question" about his education? So much more important things in my post and you zero in on that? (Sigh) OK, the fact that he managed to keep his university grades hidden all these y...

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by BobPatterson
Thu Apr 27, 2017 8:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United outlines changes to make flying "friendly" again
Replies: 98
Views: 7615

Re: United outlines changes to make flying "friendly" again

The list of actions being taken by United constitute a good start toward correcting numerous problems. But there is one glaring "improvement" that is less than one-half of the corrective action that is needed. From the article linked to by the OP: ["Ensure crews are booked onto a flig...

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by BobPatterson
Thu Apr 27, 2017 5:21 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Can someone explain Donald Trump ?
Replies: 55
Views: 1752

Re: Can someone explain Donald Trump ?

Dreadnought wrote:
The same could be said of Obama. There was a man with ......... a questionable education......


What do you "question" about his education?

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by BobPatterson
Thu Apr 27, 2017 5:03 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Word Game Q2 2017
Replies: 108
Views: 1478

Re: Word Game Q2 2017

Auxiliary

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by BobPatterson
Thu Apr 27, 2017 5:00 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Five Word Story Thread Q2 2017
Replies: 91
Views: 1317

Re: Five Word Story Thread Q2 2017

I wanted to experience gas.......

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by BobPatterson
Thu Apr 27, 2017 6:35 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Verizon customer service?
Replies: 6
Views: 171

Re: Verizon customer service?

If blowing off steam and being pedantic helps, by all means, go for it. If you want to live longer and have a happier life, trying smiling and using a little kindness in the face of adversity. Don't be like the self-righteous thugs who take out their frustrations on airline flight attendants. By the...

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by BobPatterson
Thu Apr 27, 2017 6:19 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Hidden cancer/HIV cure: do people ACTUALLY believe this crap?
Replies: 62
Views: 1319

Re: Hidden cancer/HIV cure: do people ACTUALLY believe this crap?

Imagine the amount of money you would make if you are the first to have a cure for lets say just breast and prostate cancer. You´d be world market leader over night and when your patents run out you´d be filthy rich. People pay whatever to stay alive, funny thing, the people answering "yes&quo...

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by BobPatterson
Thu Apr 27, 2017 2:46 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Word Game Q2 2017
Replies: 108
Views: 1478

Re: Word Game Q2 2017

Medal

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by BobPatterson
Thu Apr 27, 2017 2:43 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Five Word Story Thread Q2 2017
Replies: 91
Views: 1317

Re: Five Word Story Thread Q2 2017

to exceed the weight limit.............

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by BobPatterson
Wed Apr 26, 2017 5:17 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Word Game Q2 2017
Replies: 108
Views: 1478

Re: Word Game Q2 2017

Chobani

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by BobPatterson
Wed Apr 26, 2017 5:15 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Five Word Story Thread Q2 2017
Replies: 91
Views: 1317

Re: Five Word Story Thread Q2 2017

my nose turn up acutely........

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by BobPatterson
Wed Apr 26, 2017 5:05 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Hidden cancer/HIV cure: do people ACTUALLY believe this crap?
Replies: 62
Views: 1319

Re: Hidden cancer/HIV cure: do people ACTUALLY believe this crap?

Those prices are in most cases for 10 doses. Even if it wasn't it still wouldn't be lots of money compared to treatment. ......Packaging.............CDC Cost/ Dose......Private Sector Cost/ Dose 10 pack - 1 dose vial............$17.16.........................$29.20 The packaging may be 10 pack but ...

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by BobPatterson
Wed Apr 26, 2017 3:02 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Word Game Q2 2017
Replies: 108
Views: 1478

Re: Word Game Q2 2017

Hershey's

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by BobPatterson
Wed Apr 26, 2017 3:00 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Five Word Story Thread Q2 2017
Replies: 91
Views: 1317

Re: Five Word Story Thread Q2 2017

but not in MY salad........

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by BobPatterson
Wed Apr 26, 2017 2:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DC Area Lawmakers to Colleagues: Hands Off DCA
Replies: 96
Views: 10297

Re: DC Area Lawmakers to Colleagues: Hands Off DCA

DC politicians will lose a perk no one else enjoys. http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2017/04/25/no-parking-reagan-national-airport-perk-for-lawmakers-ending-june-30.html From the linked news item you posted: "Once the lot closes, cars with government credentials will have to park in the airport...

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by BobPatterson
Wed Apr 26, 2017 2:45 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Hidden cancer/HIV cure: do people ACTUALLY believe this crap?
Replies: 62
Views: 1319

Re: Hidden cancer/HIV cure: do people ACTUALLY believe this crap?

You cannot eradicate a multi billion dollar revenue stream, unless you can replace it. It costs about a half million dollars to die from cancer, not sure they could charge that for a simple cure. When was the last time a disease has been cured? Not eradicated through vaccination which is extremely ...

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by BobPatterson
Wed Apr 26, 2017 12:51 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Hidden cancer/HIV cure: do people ACTUALLY believe this crap?
Replies: 62
Views: 1319

Re: Hidden cancer/HIV cure: do people ACTUALLY believe this crap?

Back in WW2, after an injury, my grandfather was assigned to the Manhattan Project. One day, he woke up with what he called "the worst cold and sore throat you could imagine. He reported for duty, and his CO took one look at him and sent him to the base clinic. He was given one pill. As he tel...

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by BobPatterson
Wed Apr 26, 2017 12:39 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What brand of pasta do you normally buy?
Replies: 25
Views: 643

Re: What brand of pasta do you normally buy?

Mueller's Pasta: An American Original Since 1867

Why change? It's the sauce you remember :-)

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by BobPatterson
Wed Apr 26, 2017 12:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US reportedly considering banning electronics from UK
Replies: 84
Views: 10568

Re: Us Considers Cabin Electronics Ban on Flights from the UK & EU

I have just held back from booking a two week break to Florida. As if this ban goes ahead I will not travel to the USA. Why? How would this discommode your trip? By having to risk losing/damaging thousands of dollars worth of electronic equipment that would have to be checked in. US baggage handler...

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by BobPatterson
Wed Apr 26, 2017 12:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Employee Allegedly Hit Mom with Stroller, Challeneges 2nd Passeneger to "Hit Me"
Replies: 274
Views: 20385

Re: AA Employee Allegedly Hit Mom with Stroller, Challeneges 2nd Passeneger to "Hit Me"

gzm wrote:
Remember my words, Southwest is next!


Southwest is next ......for what?

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by BobPatterson
Tue Apr 25, 2017 8:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DC Area Lawmakers to Colleagues: Hands Off DCA
Replies: 96
Views: 10297

Re: DC Area Lawmakers to Colleagues: Hands Off DCA

This has already affected flight plans, with NIMBY folks angry that flights are going over their neighborhoods now because they can safely fly more direct flight paths. https://www.faa.gov/v_ondemand/FAA_dca_FINAL_4mbps_2.mp4 Safety was no issue in those more direct flight paths. They were not used...

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by BobPatterson
Tue Apr 25, 2017 5:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US reportedly considering banning electronics from UK
Replies: 84
Views: 10568

Re: Us Considers Cabin Electronics Ban on Flights from the UK & EU

Deleted. Answered by previous post and now unnecessary.

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by BobPatterson
Tue Apr 25, 2017 5:08 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Hidden cancer/HIV cure: do people ACTUALLY believe this crap?
Replies: 62
Views: 1319

Re: Hidden cancer/HIV cure: do people ACTUALLY believe this crap?

Admittedly unscientific, but I was taken aback by a poll in my hometown's local newspaper which shows that a majority of people believe that " They " have a " cure " to both cancer and HIV, but have collectively decided not to release it because it's " more profitable to tr...

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by BobPatterson
Tue Apr 25, 2017 4:02 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Clean Power Plan axed
Replies: 52
Views: 1416

Re: Clean Power Plan axed

Well those in Canada*, Australia*, New Zealand, all of western Europe, Japan and South Korea, and some places in Central American all have a lower per capita carbon footprint than the US and have longer lifespans than the average American *I haven't looked up the actual data but these countries mig...

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by BobPatterson
Tue Apr 25, 2017 3:48 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Five Word Story Thread Q2 2017
Replies: 91
Views: 1317

Re: Five Word Story Thread Q2 2017

redden, crack, pustulate, ooze and........

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by BobPatterson
Tue Apr 25, 2017 3:45 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Word Game Q2 2017
Replies: 108
Views: 1478

Re: Word Game Q2 2017

Frosting

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by BobPatterson
Tue Apr 25, 2017 12:58 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Easiyo Yogurt
Replies: 5
Views: 1483

Re: Easiyo Yogurt

I admire Chobani's success in the USA and their treatment of employees. However, they should stop calling their product "Greek" as they have been forced to do in the UK where their containers have been relabeled "Strained Yoghurt". Mr. Ulukaya, founder and CEO of Chobani, is a Ku...

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by BobPatterson
Tue Apr 25, 2017 12:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DC Area Lawmakers to Colleagues: Hands Off DCA
Replies: 96
Views: 10297

Re: DC Area Lawmakers to Colleagues: Hands Off DCA

Washington politicians are very parochial in their views. Is it too much of an inconvenience for politicians to change planes? The rest of the country does so. Keep the slot limits because that prevents log jams and back ups, but lose the perimeter rule and let airlines place the planes where the m...

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by BobPatterson
Mon Apr 24, 2017 4:43 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Price Of "Right-To-Work"
Replies: 99
Views: 2882

Re: The Price Of "Right-To-Work"

The government could mandate $10/hr for all agricultural workers. The result would be more Americans would do that job, and fewer foreigners would come and do it. Right? If we DID successfully enforce immigration laws, you would get the same $10/hr wage, and more Americans doing the work. And FEWER...

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by BobPatterson
Mon Apr 24, 2017 4:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WestJet plans to launch new Ultra Low-Cost Carrier later this year
Replies: 63
Views: 10082

Re: WestJet plans to launch new Ultra Low-Cost Carrier later this year

Dismissing the small players from the equation (not worth investing in 10 aircraft for them alone) there are just three sources of passengers for WestJet to fill the new ULCC planes: 1. Generate new traffic by attracting new air travelers who aren't flying because of present costs. 2. Steal your ow...

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by BobPatterson
Mon Apr 24, 2017 3:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WestJet plans to launch new Ultra Low-Cost Carrier later this year
Replies: 63
Views: 10082

Re: WestJet plans to launch new Ultra Low-Cost Carrier later this year

No one is going to purchase (or lease) ten aircraft to finish off a non-airline (New Leaf). I don't think anyone here assumes that New Leaf (and possibly Canada Jetlines) is the only reason WS would do this. If WS didn't see a market, it's safe to assume they would not spend the money. It is debata...

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by BobPatterson
Mon Apr 24, 2017 3:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DC Area Lawmakers to Colleagues: Hands Off DCA
Replies: 96
Views: 10297

Re: DC Area Lawmakers to Colleagues: Hands Off DCA

This an issue we will never agree on, To ignore the needs of the many for the few who still have access via one stop connections will never make sense for the airlines and the flying public, but in Washington, clear rational thinking have never been the hallmark of that crowd. Sounds like you have ...

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by BobPatterson
Mon Apr 24, 2017 1:08 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Price Of "Right-To-Work"
Replies: 99
Views: 2882

Re: The Price Of "Right-To-Work"

The government could mandate $10/hr for all agricultural workers. The result would be more Americans would do that job, and fewer foreigners would come and do it. Right? If we DID successfully enforce immigration laws, you would get the same $10/hr wage, and more Americans doing the work. And FEWER...

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by BobPatterson
Sun Apr 23, 2017 6:14 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: French presidential election, 1st round April 23 runoff May 7
Replies: 47
Views: 1526

Re: French presidential election, 1st round April 23 runoff May 7

Le Pen! Le Pen! Le Pen! That is why I support Trump. All of my hopes are with Trump. Go Donald Go! https://i.ytimg.com/vi/vwW-amtGOWI/hqdefault.jpg Pylon101: The U.S. must not act in North Korea on unilateral basis. I take it you're the special brand of stupid that doesn't learn from past mistakes....

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by BobPatterson
Sun Apr 23, 2017 6:04 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Single Word or short Phrase you Hate
Replies: 114
Views: 2540

Re: Single Word or short Phrase you Hate

Plates........ meaning "drives in (plates) a run", or "scores (plates) the runner from second base", or "the squeeze play brings home (plates) Patterson from third". This cutesy term is already a trite expression on the Major League Baseball website, and was used in sev...

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by BobPatterson
Sun Apr 23, 2017 5:41 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Word Game Q2 2017
Replies: 108
Views: 1478

Re: Word Game Q2 2017

Heros

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by BobPatterson
Sun Apr 23, 2017 5:39 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Five Word Story Thread Q2 2017
Replies: 91
Views: 1317

Re: Five Word Story Thread Q2 2017

treating the disease called karmatosis........

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by BobPatterson
Sun Apr 23, 2017 5:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Growing
Replies: 1041
Views: 155004

Re: Amazon Fleet Growing

kitplane01 wrote:

Do you mean they literally divide the fuselage into two parts? Jeezsh!


See the video links at # 1016 above.

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