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by mke717spotter
Wed Jul 11, 2018 1:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Wisconsin Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 69
Views: 5760

Re: Wisconsin Aviation Thread - 2018

http://www.applevacations.com/flight-sc ... milwaukee/
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According to the Apple Vacations website, the winter charter flights this upcoming winter will be flown by Miami Air operated by TUI Airlines. SJD also replaces ZIH as a destination.

http://www.applevacations.com/flight-sc ... milwaukee/

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by mke717spotter
Wed Jul 11, 2018 5:05 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Southwest to Milwaukee and Back (with a surprise)
Replies: 6
Views: 1285

Re: Southwest to Milwaukee and Back (with a surprise)

Thanks for the trip report. I don't think I've ever been on a mainline flight with that few people. I hope that was just a one-off and WN isn't actually struggling that badly to fill seats on MKE-BOS.

Also, that looks like a DL MD-90 to me.

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by mke717spotter
Fri Jun 29, 2018 5:55 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: FIFA World Cup Thread
Replies: 321
Views: 9668

Re: FIFA World Cup Thread

The end of Poland-Japan shamed the World Cup. Ridiculously, Japan advanced over Senegal by virtue of collecting two fewer yellow cards. Can't they get these two sides together and have a PK shoot-out or something?

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by mke717spotter
Thu Jun 28, 2018 5:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Schedule Extension 6/28
Replies: 256
Views: 20811

Re: Southwest Schedule Extension 6/28

knope2001 wrote:
MKE-DAL is back and MKE-HOU (which replaced DAL last spring) remains so MKE will have two Texas nonstop on Southwest.

Good to hear!

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by mke717spotter
Tue Jun 19, 2018 5:31 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: FIFA World Cup Thread
Replies: 321
Views: 9668

Re: FIFA World Cup Thread

As I had feared, Poland turns in another drab performance on the big stage...but the two fluke goals sure didn't help!

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by mke717spotter
Tue Jun 19, 2018 2:54 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: FIFA World Cup Thread
Replies: 321
Views: 9668

Re: FIFA World Cup Thread

Woke up this morning to see that minnows Japan scored a shock result over Colombia!

On a side note, FOX's coverage of the World Cup here in the US has been underwhelming. ESPN did it better.

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by mke717spotter
Tue Jun 19, 2018 12:17 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 2026 World Cup Host Selection
Replies: 30
Views: 1262

Re: 2026 World Cup Host Selection

NIKV69 wrote:
This three country thing is dumb IMO

Canada, Mexico, and the US had all publicly considered bidding for the tournament separately, so at least this way everyone wins.

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by mke717spotter
Wed Jun 13, 2018 10:10 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 2026 World Cup Host Selection
Replies: 30
Views: 1262

Re: 2026 World Cup Host Selection

I do have to wonder what it would take for the UK to get to host again? 2030 will be the 100th anniversary of the 1st World Cup in Uruguay, and since they're bidding you'd have to think they'll be favorites. Maybe England can do a combined bid with Wales, Scotland, Northern Ireland, and maybe even ...

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by mke717spotter
Wed Jun 13, 2018 6:13 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 2026 World Cup Host Selection
Replies: 30
Views: 1262

Re: 2026 World Cup Host Selection

Looks like the North American bid is the winner. In the end, the vote wasn't even that close - 134 to 66. I fear that the expansion to 48 teams could water down the competition and I don't like the idea of 3 team groups, but it's exciting nonetheless. As of now, it's still undecided whether or not ...

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by mke717spotter
Tue Jun 12, 2018 5:50 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: LOT TLV-WAW-KTW + Polonez & Dan lounges
Replies: 9
Views: 3971

Re: LOT TLV-WAW-KTW + Polonez & Dan lounges

Thanks for the nice trip report and pictures. Good to see that LO still offers a free beverage/snack service, even if it is somewhat limited. Interesting pictures from Chopin airport's history: https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/xq90/924/wDKfM0.jpg Is that a DL jet on the left? I had no idea they us...

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by mke717spotter
Tue Jun 12, 2018 5:25 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: FIFA World Cup Thread
Replies: 321
Views: 9668

Re: FIFA World Cup Thread

Poland stopped their streak of flopping in big tournaments two years ago in France, so it'd be nice if they can make it out of the group but I don't see them going further than that. They give up too many goals. As the good 'ole US of A decided (totally by choice) to sit this one out Here's to hopin...

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by mke717spotter
Tue Jun 12, 2018 5:10 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 2026 World Cup Host Selection
Replies: 30
Views: 1262

2026 World Cup Host Selection

The tournament in Russia is about to begin, and we're also less than 24 hours away from finding out who will host the 2026 edition - Morocco (their 5th time bidding) or Canada, Mexico, and the United States. For a while it seemed like the combined North American bid was a lock to win it, but in rece...

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by mke717spotter
Sat May 19, 2018 7:37 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Icelandair’s Cleveland Inaugural May 16, 2018
Replies: 9
Views: 4348

Re: Icelandair’s Cleveland Inaugural May 16, 2018

Nie trip report and pictures. I'd like to visit Iceland sometime in the near future, but otherwise, I don't think I'd choose them for my TATL flights, even if they did eventually come to MKE.

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by mke717spotter
Fri May 04, 2018 5:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways in talks to order Boeing Widebodies
Replies: 170
Views: 33613

Re: British Airways in talks to order Boeing Widebodies

How about a handful of 748s, just for nostalgia's sake?

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by mke717spotter
Thu May 03, 2018 4:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 1st Int'l long haul Airline out of MKE?
Replies: 81
Views: 7620

Re: 1st Int'l long haul Airline out of MKE?

Ryanair, a snowballs chance! Aer Lingus in the other hand..... Well...we did just have an EI A330 divert to MKE tonight (also had one a few weeks back)! If we're being serious though, I could see Wow air or Icelandair coming here, given that they're starting service at similar cities like CLE and M...

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by mke717spotter
Thu May 03, 2018 3:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Wisconsin Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 69
Views: 5760

Re: Wisconsin Aviation Thread - 2018

Lots of extra action at MKE tonight due to the stormy weather down in Chicago. The diverts included an Asiana 777, Aer Lingus A330, 2 FedEx DC-10s, and of course several UA and AA flights. FlightAware also showed an EVA 777 enroute, but it ended up making it into ORD. When I noticed the activity sta...

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by mke717spotter
Mon Apr 30, 2018 1:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LOT news thread - 2018
Replies: 149
Views: 18925

Re: LOT news thread - 2018

BUD-ORD/JFK is starting in a few days. Any word on how early bookings are looking?

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by mke717spotter
Sun Apr 29, 2018 10:10 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Hello Seattle! via Spirit [ORD-SEA] the memoir of a high school senior traveling alone for the first time.
Replies: 16
Views: 4612

Re: Hello Seattle! via Spirit [ORD-SEA] the memoir of a high school senior traveling alone for the first time.

Nice trip report and pictures. Reminds me of the first time I flew by myself - junior year of high school I did a daytrip on NW ORD-DTW-ORD because I wanted to fly on the DC-9...unlike you however I didn't tell my parents because I knew they'd throw a fit!

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by mke717spotter
Sun Apr 29, 2018 10:03 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Virgin America’s Final Act: Sad to Say Goodbyes but it’s time to move on…
Replies: 11
Views: 4922

Re: Virgin America’s Final Act: Sad to Say Goodbyes but it’s time to move on…

Nice trip report and pictures. I never got the chance to fly VX. Personally, I find it pretty disappointing how all these mergers have reduced the variety of airlines here in the US.

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by mke717spotter
Wed Feb 14, 2018 10:25 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Winter Olympics games
Replies: 64
Views: 1967

Re: Winter Olympics games

Might as well remove speed skating from the games, it’s like synchronised swimming, utterly pointless and barely a sport. I've never been able to get too excited about the sports that involve judges and scoring (snowboarding, figure skating), and then there's other sports (luge, ski jumping) where ...

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by mke717spotter
Sat Feb 10, 2018 7:18 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Winter Olympics games
Replies: 64
Views: 1967

Re: Winter Olympics games

I'm really not that into the NHL, but in the past I could always get excited about watching the Olympic hockey tournament. Not so much now since the NHL fiasco is keeping the best players from participating.

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by mke717spotter
Thu Feb 08, 2018 9:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Wisconsin Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 69
Views: 5760

Re: Wisconsin Aviation Thread - 2018

http://www.applevacations.com/flight-sc ... milwaukee/
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knope2001 wrote:
With Frontier's Austin and Raleigh that makes 15 new nonstop cities from MKE since last March:


When did we get a SJD flight? I don't see it on MKE's website and its not listed on the Apple Vacations MKE flight schedule.

http://www.applevacations.com/flight-sc ... milwaukee/

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by mke717spotter
Sun Feb 04, 2018 7:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LOT news thread - 2018
Replies: 149
Views: 18925

Re: LOT 737-800 and 737 MAX 8 news

Milka wrote:
Despite the Central Airport being decided as the replacement for Warsaw Chopin, the current airport is going to expand before being closed.

Really? A new airport? It doesn't seem like that long ago that they built the new terminal at WAW.

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by mke717spotter
Wed Jan 24, 2018 9:11 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Wikipedia changes to airport listings
Replies: 94
Views: 7088

Re: Wikipedia changes to airport listings

I think the changes are dumb and petty, the same goes for the earlier changes that removed airline-terminal locations. The pages were quite useful but now it seems like they're being changed just for the sake of changing it. If it wasn't for the MKE Wikipedia page I wouldn't have known that AS and D...

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by mke717spotter
Sun Jan 21, 2018 1:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Swift Air to Wendover, NV (KENV)
Replies: 5
Views: 1337

Re: Swift Air to Wendover, NV (KENV)

Swift Air is also operating charter flights from MKE this winter. My parents are taking them to CUN in a few days.

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by mke717spotter
Sat Jan 20, 2018 8:48 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Home for Christmas with Southwest (12/16/2017)
Replies: 4
Views: 1937

Re: Home for Christmas with Southwest (12/16/2017)

Very nice trip report and pictures on your website. I used to purchase the Early Bird Check-In as well in order to assure that I get a window seat, but now I just do the online check-in 24 hours beforehand. Plus I prefer sitting behind the wing and those seats don't get taken right away anyways. Des...

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by mke717spotter
Sat Jan 13, 2018 5:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Wisconsin Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 69
Views: 5760

Re: Wisconsin Aviation Thread

"At 190,000 square feet, the facility in Milwaukee will be SkyWest's largest maintenance facility as measured by square footage. It will run 24 hours a day and has capacity to service up to 12 aircraft at a time." SkyWest already has a much-smaller hangar on the southwest side of the airf...

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by mke717spotter
Sun Jan 07, 2018 10:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 1/7/2018:HA Adds LGB; UA adds DEN-ATW/ORF,IAH-CAK/DAY,LAX-ACV,ORD-BIS/SLN,SFO-MSN; AM Drops DEN-MEX
Replies: 133
Views: 15396

Re: OAG Changes 1/7/2018:HA Adds LGB; UA adds DEN-ATW/ORF,IAH-CAK/DAY,LAX-ACV,ORD-BIS/SLN,SFO-MSN; AM Drops DEN-MEX

That's a shocker *UA SFO-MSN JUN 0>0.8 JUL 0>1.0 AUG 0>1.0 SEP 0>1.0 First MSN beat out MKE in terms of getting a DL SLC flight and now they've gotten UA to SFO as well! In the meantime WN has cut back MKE-SFO and made it seasonal. Here are the longest scheduled E175 routes in the US in statute mil...

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by mke717spotter
Sat Dec 30, 2017 2:08 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Last Jedi. Spoiler thread. BEWARE!
Replies: 107
Views: 4330

Re: The Last Jedi. Spoiler thread. BEWARE!

Not so fast. There is plenty of evidence that the user scores have been manipulated. Both disgruntled Star Wars fans, fans of competing franchises (Star Trek, Marvel and DC) and alt-right'ers have publicly claimed to have used bots to lower the scores. Polls undertaken at cinemas questioning actual...

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by mke717spotter
Sat Dec 30, 2017 1:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest expansion at Houston Hobby
Replies: 39
Views: 8047

Re: Southwest expansion at Houston Hobby

Interestingly in MKE, Southwest is the largest carrier there, but doesn't fly either MKE-BNA or MKE-HOU, even though it's to another major WN station in the same time zone, so not incredibly far. MKE-BNA started over a month ago, and MKE-HOU is starting in March (though we are simultaneously losing...

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by mke717spotter
Sat Dec 23, 2017 6:04 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Last Jedi. Spoiler thread. BEWARE!
Replies: 107
Views: 4330

Re: The Last Jedi. Spoiler thread. BEWARE!

Some of the other proposed explanations for fans' backlash are garbage. You'd have to be pretty pretentious to dislike the movie just because the lead characters are ethnic minorities/women. Then there's those who are saying that Star Wars fan are just too demanding - they get upset that TFA was too...

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by mke717spotter
Sat Dec 23, 2017 5:31 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Last Jedi. Spoiler thread. BEWARE!
Replies: 107
Views: 4330

Re: The Last Jedi. Spoiler thread. BEWARE!

I saw the movie again tonight for the second time and I don't feel quite as badly about it now, but overall I'm still underwhelmed. It feels more like one of the Marvel movies rather than Star Wars. A major chunk of the movie consists of the First Order chasing the Resistance through space - seems a...

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by mke717spotter
Thu Dec 21, 2017 9:55 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Last Jedi. Spoiler thread. BEWARE!
Replies: 107
Views: 4330

Re: The Last Jedi. Spoiler thread. BEWARE!

How about Lando - Billy Dee Williams then? Can JJ convince him to appear in IX? That would actually get me excited about episode IX, because currently I'm feeling sort of "meh" (and I've never felt like that when it comes to Star Wars). They considered including him in TLJ, and I'm sure h...

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by mke717spotter
Tue Dec 19, 2017 4:38 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Last Jedi. Spoiler thread. BEWARE!
Replies: 107
Views: 4330

Re: The Last Jedi. Spoiler thread. BEWARE!

It seems like a narrative is starting to emerge in response to fans' "apparent" disappointment with the film. https://www.vox.com/culture/2017/12/18/16791844/star-wars-last-jedi-backlash-controversy "Despite a 93 percent “fresh” critics rating on Rotten Tomatoes, The Last Jedi (the la...

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by mke717spotter
Mon Dec 18, 2017 8:00 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Amtrak Cascades Train Derails over Interstate Highway
Replies: 105
Views: 5189

Re: Amtrak Cascades Train Derails over Interstate Highway

Just watched the NTSB press conference a few minutes ago. The spokesperson took questions and then gave complete non-answers to literally every single question that was asked.

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by mke717spotter
Sat Dec 16, 2017 9:41 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Last Jedi. Spoiler thread. BEWARE!
Replies: 107
Views: 4330

Re: The Last Jedi. Spoiler thread. BEWARE!

As a lifelong Star Wars fan, this is the most disappointed I've felt coming out of a film. Maybe it'll grow on me once I process everything and let it sink in, but my initial reaction is more bad than good. There just seemed to be too many over-the-top scenes that made it less like the Star Wars I'm...

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by mke717spotter
Tue Dec 12, 2017 5:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LOT resuming RZE-EWR
Replies: 2
Views: 1317

LOT resuming RZE-EWR

https://www.ch-aviation.com/portal/news/62246-rzeszow-poland-to-resume-incl-ops-in-2q18 "LOT said in a statement it will launch weekly, year-round flights from the south-eastern Polish city to Newark from April 29, 2018. It will be the sole long-haul service from this airport. The carrier hopes...

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by mke717spotter
Sat Dec 09, 2017 1:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's next for Allegiant? - discussion thread
Replies: 348
Views: 40922

Re: What's next for Allegiant?

UWPAviation wrote:
I'd love for them to open up some west coast routes out of MKE.

I'm really surprised LAS wasn't among the initial routes.

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by mke717spotter
Thu Dec 07, 2017 1:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Does GRR need a flight to Mexico or Canada again?
Replies: 26
Views: 3013

Re: Does GRR need a flight to Mexico or Canada again?

LAN has charter flights to CUN, MBJ, and PUJ.

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by mke717spotter
Fri Dec 01, 2017 6:08 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: FIFA World Cup 2018 - Group Stage Draw Results are in!
Replies: 11
Views: 1143

Re: FIFA World Cup 2018 - Group Stage Draw Results are in!

I bet FIFA will rig it so Russia has an unusually easy path to appease their host Vlad P.. It turns out Russia did get somewhat of a favorable path. Personally I don't really see a "group of death." Group A: Russia, Uruguay, Egypt, Saudi Arabia Group B: Portugal, Spain, Iran, Morocco Grou...

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by mke717spotter
Thu Nov 30, 2017 7:19 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: FIFA World Cup 2018 - Group Stage Draw Results are in!
Replies: 11
Views: 1143

Re: FIFA World Cup 2018 - Group Stage Draw Results are in!

Well the actual draw is tomorrow and here are the pots: http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/xq90/922/qs0JYI.jpg In previous years the top eight nations were seeded in pot 1 with other pots grouped by confederation, but this time around the FIFA rankings are being used to seed all 4 pots. This seems to ...

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by mke717spotter
Mon Nov 20, 2017 6:34 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Farewell to The Queen-Flying United's Last Boeing 747!
Replies: 24
Views: 11346

Re: Farewell to The Queen-Flying United's Last Boeing 747!

Thanks for the great trip report and pictures. Sad that the 744s are leaving the skies, luckily I was finally able to get on a few flights the past few years. At least there will be some 748s around.

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by mke717spotter
Thu Nov 16, 2017 2:07 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 2018 FIFA World Cup Qualification
Replies: 44
Views: 2079

Re: 2018 FIFA World Cup Qualification

Perhaps we could do a mini EC, Ireland, Italy, The Netherlands........ :lol: Apparently the US is actually contemplating holding such a tournament. I have a hard time seeing proud countries like Italy and Netherlands actually getting geared up for something like this, maybe just a series of friendl...

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by mke717spotter
Tue Nov 14, 2017 2:59 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 2018 FIFA World Cup Qualification
Replies: 44
Views: 2079

Re: 2018 FIFA World Cup Qualification

Another stunning result today: Italy loses 1-0 on aggregate against Sweden and misses out on the World Cup for the first time since 1958.

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by mke717spotter
Tue Oct 31, 2017 10:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Do Flight Attendants Know if a Passenger is Underage?
Replies: 57
Views: 8988

Re: Do Flight Attendants Know if a Passenger is Underage?

A little over ten years ago I was flying back to MKE on FL. The guy sitting next to me ordered a beer, and when the flight attendant asked him for his ID he reached into his pocket and said "Damn, I must've left my wallet on the counter at the airport bar." Of course it was a ruse, and he ...

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by mke717spotter
Thu Oct 12, 2017 10:50 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 2018 FIFA World Cup Qualification
Replies: 44
Views: 2079

Re: 2018 FIFA World Cup Qualification

The United States is a big county with a huge pool of talent. In my eye the reason why its football/soccer team fails to be among the top tier is simply because this sport is just not a priority for the vast majority of its people. Most of those with great athletic skills simply choose to pursue ot...

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by mke717spotter
Wed Oct 11, 2017 3:00 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 2018 FIFA World Cup Qualification
Replies: 44
Views: 2079

Re: 2018 FIFA World Cup Qualification

The US is out and I am at a loss. I can't remember the last time I felt this bad. All they needed to do was tie against Trinidad & Tobago, the last place team in the group, and they completely blew it. What I can't fathom is that the team was completely lifeless for first 45 minutes and didn't e...

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by mke717spotter
Fri Oct 06, 2017 4:26 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 2018 FIFA World Cup Qualification
Replies: 44
Views: 2079

Re: 2018 FIFA World Cup Qualification

After today's games there's a very real possibility that Argentina will miss out on the World Cup for the first time since 1970.

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by mke717spotter
Tue Oct 03, 2017 6:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Milwaukee Next Base for OneJet
Replies: 30
Views: 3525

Re: Milwaukee Next Base for OneJet

In the event that the proposed YX startup actually ends up happening, it looks like OneJet is trying to beat them to the punch! At least this will give those ground-level boarding gates at concourse D some use.

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by mke717spotter
Sun Oct 01, 2017 1:15 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 2018 FIFA World Cup Qualification
Replies: 44
Views: 2079

2018 FIFA World Cup Qualification

The last round of qualifiers for Russia 2018 are coming up this week and then the play-off round will occur about a month later. How is everyone feeling about their respective countries? Its been an up and down campaign for the US team and they didn't impress the last two games, so now they've got t...

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