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by Brick
Wed Jan 17, 2018 6:05 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Latest Profile in Republican Moral Courage
Replies: 19
Views: 574

Re: The Latest Profile in Republican Moral Courage

I was wondering what time today we'd get the daily "selected outrage" story about Republicans/Christians/Trump.

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by Brick
Mon Jan 15, 2018 10:45 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What would Dr Martin Luther King, Jr think of President Trump?
Replies: 27
Views: 713

Re: What would Dr Martin Luther King, Jr think of President Trump?

Martin Luther King Jr would not be a democrat if he were alive today. He was pro life, pro family, and pro christian. He would be appalled at today's antics of the left/Democrats and BLM movement.

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by Brick
Fri Jan 12, 2018 9:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JFK Diverting Flights due to shear
Replies: 65
Views: 11627

Re: JFK Diverting Flights due to shear

jetBlue 26 is back in a holding pattern for JFK. Was diverted to EWR earlier (scheduled routing was TPA-JFK).

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by Brick
Fri Jan 12, 2018 7:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Express Embraer off Runway at BNA
Replies: 11
Views: 3132

Re: United Express Embraer off Runway at BNA

The flight number referenced in the local news story is a Trans States Airlines flight number. This would mean the aircraft type involved was a Embraer 145.

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by Brick
Fri Jan 05, 2018 4:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN dual boarding at DAL?
Replies: 21
Views: 3132

Re: WN dual boarding at DAL?

Denver Int'l Airport once had a gate that had a rear jet bridge that extended over the wing of the aircraft. In April 2007 there was some kind of mechanical failure with the jet bridge and it fell onto the wing of a United Airlines 757 that just arrived from Boston causing quite a lot of damage to t...

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by Brick
Fri Jan 05, 2018 4:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Northeast USA Winter Storm 1/4 Thread
Replies: 313
Views: 28790

Re: Northeast Winter Storm 1/4 Thread

UPS2038 has given up on EWR and is now heading to PIT.

UPS5518 has also given up on EWR and is heading to Harrisburg (MDT).

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by Brick
Sat Dec 09, 2017 4:54 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The media's Russia probe meltdown: 3 screw-ups in one week
Replies: 44
Views: 2074

Re: The media's Russia probe meltdown: 3 screw-ups in one week

Here are the 7 times so far in 2017 that CNN has ran "fake news": http://dailycaller.com/2017/12/08/7-times-cnn-botched-the-news-in-2017/ It bothers me that many people in the United States as well as outside of the United States still get their news from a single source: Fake CNN news. In...

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by Brick
Tue Nov 07, 2017 4:06 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Outrage over Press Secretary's Appearance
Replies: 56
Views: 1817

Re: Outrage over Press Secretary's Appearance

If it weren't for double standards, liberals wouldn't have any...

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by Brick
Tue Nov 07, 2017 4:03 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Woman fired for flipping off Trumps Motorcade
Replies: 56
Views: 1925

Re: Woman fired for flipping off Trumps Motorcade

Ah, loud mouth liberals complaining about free speech "violations" again. These are the same people that shut down and silence everyone that disagrees with them, but when one of their own does something stupid it's "What about free speech?!?". Outside of the government, your free...

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by Brick
Mon Oct 30, 2017 3:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA accelerates 747-400 retirement
Replies: 423
Views: 88975

Re: UA accelerates 747-400 retirement

The gentleman who filmed this was sitting in the row ahead of me on the flight. I think he was from New Zealand if I recall correctly. ICN Farewell: https://www.facebook.com/groups/B747FC/permalink/1994829420735516/ https://scontent-mia3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t31.0-8/22859963_1160329904100665_84216102554...

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by Brick
Wed Oct 04, 2017 9:06 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: DL's Bastian sees loyalty upgrades ending
Replies: 36
Views: 4370

Re: DL's Bastian sees loyalty upgrades ending

Aren't these kinds of upgrades done at the gate in a lot of cases? Half of that doesn't apply if so. If one doesn't drink, or it's a morning flight then the alcohol is a wash too. Not saying it's just as bad as coach, but $80 would be a large overpay A few upgrades do clear at the gate prior to dep...

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by Brick
Wed Oct 04, 2017 8:41 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: DL's Bastian sees loyalty upgrades ending
Replies: 36
Views: 4370

Re: DL's Bastian sees loyalty upgrades ending

As a long time frequent flyer with United, I haven't been upgraded since I dropped down to gold status or less 3 years ago. Granted I do a lot of hub to hub flying, so that is to be expected. If United were to do something like this, it would not affect my decision to fly United. A few years ago whe...

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by Brick
Wed Oct 04, 2017 8:07 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: DL's Bastian sees loyalty upgrades ending
Replies: 36
Views: 4370

Re: DL's Bastian sees loyalty upgrades ending

"For Bastian, the idea of giving away premium seats for the same price as economy seats, or even upgrading frequent flyers for free, is no longer a profitable option." Funny, DL seems pretty profitable. They get rid of upgrades loyalty will disappear. Unless American and United follow as ...

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by Brick
Mon Oct 02, 2017 3:14 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Shooting at Las Vegas Casino
Replies: 383
Views: 11944

Re: Shooting at Las Vegas Casino

All those people at an open air concert and no one returned fire? They had the right to defend themselves, surely if they'd all be armed with like weapons they would've been able to confirm the source of the shooting and just obliterated the front of the Mandalay until this crazy killer was dead. I...

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by Brick
Fri Sep 29, 2017 3:25 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Women are allowed to drive in KSA
Replies: 52
Views: 1502

Re: Women are allowed to drive in KSA

Here is the car that they will be allowed to drive:

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by Brick
Wed Sep 27, 2017 5:43 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Case of the Ghost Airplane - on Google Earth
Replies: 4
Views: 415

Re: The Case of the Ghost Airplane - on Google Earth

Oh, I see it now. This looks like satellite imagery to me and an aircraft at high altitude (evident by the contrails) happened to be in the scene when the scene was captured. I work in the mapping industry and I see from time to time when an aircraft is captured below the imaging sensor. The wavines...

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by Brick
Wed Sep 27, 2017 5:12 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: DHS to collect social media information on all immigrants.
Replies: 26
Views: 832

Re: DHS to collect social media information on all immigrants.

Have you bothered to read the Federal Register submission to see what is actually proposed? Sorry Bob, I didn't have time to read through a government website. I still have this other job thingy that pays the bills. This is the argumentative equivalent of saying "whatever" and walking away.

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by Brick
Wed Sep 27, 2017 5:09 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Case of the Ghost Airplane - on Google Earth
Replies: 4
Views: 415

Re: The Case of the Ghost Airplane - on Google Earth

As you zoom in and out you are likely hitting different photography dates. Different mission dates usually have a different scale, so the zoom level is going to determine which mission you see.

Do you have a latitude/longitude coordinate where you can see the plane?

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by Brick
Wed Sep 27, 2017 3:39 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Anyone here fly drones/quadcopters?
Replies: 12
Views: 764

Re: Anyone here fly drones/quadcopters?

I don't operate a drone, or UAV as I call them (drones break things and kill people). I work in the mapping industry so of course everyone is trying to figure out how to do small scale mapping using UAVs rather than use expensive aircraft with expensive aerial cameras. I get a lot of mapping project...

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by Brick
Fri Sep 22, 2017 3:31 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Walmart cutting back on Christmas creep?
Replies: 23
Views: 1049

Re: Walmart cutting back on Christmas creep?

The Christmas merchandise is already in-store, it's just not out on the floor yet.

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by Brick
Thu Sep 07, 2017 9:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA announces IAH-SYD, starting Jan 18, 2018
Replies: 155
Views: 25762

Re: UA announces IAH-SYD, starting Jan 18, 2018

Here is a look at flight options "out east" on United to get to Sydney. I selected a sample date of January 24 and eliminated the large cities with plentiful connections to SFO and IAH (such as EWR, IAD, BOS). I did not consider connection times of less than 1 hour....booking a domestic to...

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by Brick
Sun Sep 03, 2017 4:56 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Delta Timetables, are they gone?
Replies: 8
Views: 2336

Re: Delta Timetables, are they gone?

What is the 7S8 listed for the equipment type for Aeromexico flights in the latest DL schedule? Is that a 737-800? If so, why is it not designated as a 738?

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by Brick
Sat Aug 26, 2017 9:03 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Harvey - Anyone here affected? (Hurricane Harvey)
Replies: 196
Views: 5398

Re: Harvey - Anyone here affected? (Hurricane Harvey)

Multiple media reports say the mayor of Rockport is confirming at least death in his city. Pictures from Rockport in various media websites show it took the full brunt of the hurricane when it made landfall. Many older and unreinforced structures all over town have significant and in some cases seve...

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by Brick
Tue Aug 22, 2017 3:11 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Solar Eclipse August 21 - will you be going to view it?
Replies: 60
Views: 2534

Re: Solar Eclipse August 21 - will you be going to view it?

I'm pretty sure I-25 between Colorado and Wyoming had the worst post-eclipse traffic in the entire country. The drive from central and eastern Wyoming back to the Denver metro after the eclipse ended was between 10 and 12 hours (in normal traffic it is less than 4 hours). One of my friends viewed th...

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by Brick
Thu Aug 17, 2017 6:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta 767-300 Last Flight Date?
Replies: 40
Views: 13490

Re: Delta 767-300 Last Flight Date?

I wonder about ATL-ANC when the 763s are gone. I understand winds aloft can make that flight often take a payload hit. A dummy booking for June 2018 on Delta's website shows this flight is scheduled to be operated by a 752. In fact, it's being operated by a 752 now. Flightaware shows since yesterda...

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by Brick
Thu Aug 17, 2017 1:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta 767-300 Last Flight Date?
Replies: 40
Views: 13490

Re: Delta 767-300 Last Flight Date?

If UA can run 757s from DEN to HNL, LIH, OGG, and KOA then DL can use a 757 from SLC. As several people have already pointed out, the SLC-HNL route is going to an A330 once the non-ER 763s are gone. UA uses the 752 DEN-KOA/OGG/LIH and back with no issues. Currently they are flown with RR powered 75...

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by Brick
Wed Aug 16, 2017 10:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SWISS phases out final Avro RJ100, Last flight was Aug 15 GVA-ZRH
Replies: 52
Views: 6369

Re: SWISS phases out final Avro RJ100, Last flight was Aug 15 GVA-ZRH

Can someone briefly explain the difference between an Avro RJ and a BAe-146?

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by Brick
Wed Aug 16, 2017 10:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta 767-300 Last Flight Date?
Replies: 40
Views: 13490

Re: Delta 767-300 Last Flight Date?

If UA can run 757s from DEN to HNL, LIH, OGG, and KOA then DL can use a 757 from SLC. As several people have already pointed out, the SLC-HNL route is going to an A330 once the non-ER 763s are gone.

Does anyone know the A330 routing to get it to SLC? Will it come from the LHR, CDG, or other city?

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by Brick
Tue Aug 15, 2017 5:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DEN picks up Westjet
Replies: 33
Views: 5307

Re: DEN picks up Westjet

Dominion301 wrote:
I'm guessing this will be on mainline and not Encore?


A dummy booking the first week of service shows this flight is scheduled to be operated by a 73W.

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by Brick
Mon Aug 14, 2017 2:17 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Solar Eclipse August 21 - will you be going to view it?
Replies: 60
Views: 2534

Re: Solar Eclipse August 21 - will you be going to view it?

I have plans to drive up to eastern Wyoming from Colorado to view the eclipse. I'm starting to fear traffic on I-25 and I-76 before and after the event may be worse than what we see during snowstorms. Additionally, I just found out that the solar glasses I purchased on Amazon are likely fake and I c...

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by Brick
Mon Aug 14, 2017 1:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DC9-87 Fire Protection Aircraft
Replies: 13
Views: 2029

Re: DC9-87 Fire Protection Aircraft

The aircraft is not a "DC-9-87". Only the series 83 and lower were certified as DC-9s. Aircraft after the 83 series were certified as McDonnell Douglas (MD-87, MD-88, and MD-90).

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by Brick
Wed Jul 26, 2017 2:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Denver Gate Additions
Replies: 2
Views: 893

Re: Denver Gate Additions

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This is being discussed in this thread:

viewtopic.php?f=3&t=1364979

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by Brick
Mon Jul 24, 2017 2:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pax 747's at LHR
Replies: 33
Views: 5464

Re: Pax 747's at LHR

Korean Air fly their 747-8i jumbos in to Heathrow. Thank you for creating a new account specifically for the purpose of pointing out what has already been mentioned at least 4 times. Korean Air fly their 747-8i jumbos in to Heathrow. Korean Air fly their 747-8i jumbos in to Heathrow. Ahh yes they d...

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by Brick
Sat Jul 22, 2017 7:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: VS21 (A333) Diverts from IAD to PHL - Weather?
Replies: 3
Views: 1516

Re: VS21 (A333) Diverts from IAD to PHL - Weather?

Other flights bound for PHL are starting to enter into holding patterns based on a quick glance at Flightaware, so yes this looks weather related. Checking the current weather radar, it looks like a couple of growing thunderstorms to the west is squeezing the arrival corridor.

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by Brick
Sat Jul 22, 2017 6:30 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Kids let someone drown without doing anything
Replies: 26
Views: 1438

Re: Kids let someone drown without doing anything

I wonder how many people who have responded to this thread actually watched the video. If they did, it's perfectly clear why the people who recorded the video did not help and instead choose whip our their phones to record. The media has traditionally referred to these type of people as "teens&...

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by Brick
Sat Jul 22, 2017 6:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SXM: Maho Beach Road to be rerouted following fatality
Replies: 67
Views: 12202

Re: SXM: Maho Beach Road to be rerouted following fatality

I asked about blast fences several times in the other thread but nobody replied to I but kept talking about the woman who lost her life there. So I'll ask it again here too, is placing blast fences a solution? Can they be placed when looking at the limited available space? What impact do blast fenc...

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by Brick
Tue Jul 18, 2017 4:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OKC Air Service Announcement 7/18 (new airline)
Replies: 34
Views: 5731

Re: OKC Air Service Announcement 7/18 (new airline)

Isn't this a resumption of service and not "new service"? I seem to recall Frontier serving OKC in the 2000s. Think it was using Lynx Aviation DHC8s to DEN, but that should still count as Frontier service.

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by Brick
Wed Jul 12, 2017 3:34 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: UA testing reselling cheap seats to biz pax for vouchers
Replies: 4
Views: 1232

Re: UA testing reselling cheap seats to biz pax for vouchers

Something like this has been possible for a long time. Back when I had Global Service status with United, one of the benefits was I could get a seat on any flight, even if it is sold out. The catch was I had to book a full Y fare. If this resulted in an oversold flight, volunteers were sought. Someo...

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by Brick
Sat Jul 08, 2017 4:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta "security incident" - passenger attempts to open exit door
Replies: 117
Views: 15080

Re: Delta "security incident" - passenger attempts to enter cockpit

One of my family members was the purser on that flight (the one who was not punched). In an e-mail from her, she said the guy was like the Incredible Hulk...he would just not go down. She broke a full wine bottle over his head and it did not phase him one bit....this guy doesn't seem like he was dru...

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by Brick
Fri Jun 30, 2017 7:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Eagle airport (KEGE) emergency?
Replies: 4
Views: 962

Re: Eagle airport (KEGE) emergency?

http://www.9news.com/news/local/plane-c ... /453362159
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No details available yet, but it sounds like it went down in the field behind Costco.

http://www.9news.com/news/local/plane-c ... /453362159

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by Brick
Wed Jun 28, 2017 5:14 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Solar Eclipse August 21 - will you be going to view it?
Replies: 60
Views: 2534

Re: Solar Eclipse August 21 - will you be going to view it?

I took this day off for vacation to make sure I don't miss this. I live about 3 hours away from the center of the path of totality. My plan is to get up very early in the morning and position myself somewhere in the central part of Wyoming east of I-25 away from all roads and towns. I'm just going t...

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by Brick
Sat Jun 03, 2017 10:58 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Terrorist attack in London
Replies: 192
Views: 6127

Re: Possible terrorist attack in London - Breaking

Get ready to change your Facebook profile pic, light up some candles, and etc.

Europe has bigger problems to deal with right now than worrying about what the climate could be like in 100 years.

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by Brick
Fri May 26, 2017 6:33 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Little Caesar's Sued ($100m) By Muslim Patron For Using Pork Pepperoni
Replies: 67
Views: 2984

Re: Little Caesar's Sued ($100m) By Muslim Patron For Using Pork Pepperoni

The real crime here is someone is willing to eat "pizza" from Little Caesars. They are the 99¢ store of pizza chains.

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by Brick
Wed May 17, 2017 11:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Learjet crash at Toluca Mx (TLC)
Replies: 3
Views: 912

Re: Learjet crash at Toluca Mx (TLC)

Ah, missed that. Thanks for the correction.

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by Brick
Wed May 17, 2017 10:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Learjet crash at Toluca Mx (TLC)
Replies: 3
Views: 912

Re: Learjet crash at Toluca Mx (TLC)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2008_Mexi ... lane_crash
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A Learjet 45 with the same registration crashed in Mexico City in 2008.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2008_Mexi ... lane_crash

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by Brick
Wed May 17, 2017 10:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AC To Start Nonstop YVR-DEN
Replies: 3
Views: 1140

Re: AC To Start Nonstop YVR-DEN

This "great news" has been known since January 2017 when the route was announced by Air Canada.

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by Brick
Thu May 11, 2017 9:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's next for Denver Intl Airport
Replies: 185
Views: 28221

Re: What's next for Denver Intl Airport

Does anyone think Denver might see Lufthansa's A350 or even the seasonal A380 service.. Maybe the A350 on the MUC route in the winter. There are no gates at DEN that can handle the A380 as far as I know. What aircraft will replace British Airways 747s in the next few years. The same one that operat...

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by Brick
Thu May 11, 2017 8:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LA600: Lima - Los Angeles on an A320?
Replies: 7
Views: 1909

Re: LA600: Lima - Los Angeles on an A320?

For every question like this in this forum, before posting one should always:

1. Check Flightradar24
2. Check Flightaware
3. Check the flight status on the airline's website (most show the aircraft type).

Most of the time this will answer their question right there and avoid these kinds of topics.

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by Brick
Thu May 11, 2017 8:32 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Huckabee daughter to replace Sean Spicer?
Replies: 50
Views: 1664

Re: Huckabee daughter to replace Sean Spicer?

I too am really getting sick of this shit. About to leave AN for good...

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