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by cledaybuck
Fri May 24, 2019 2:55 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airline routes and colonial legacies
Replies: 31
Views: 2678

Re: Airline routes and colonial legacies

Colonial period was a universally dark time for all the countries. No sane country would be interested in maintaining "colonial legacy" If any flight exists today it's purely because of commercial reasons Today’s commercial reasons often have past colonial ties. There is a reason KLM flie...

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by cledaybuck
Thu May 23, 2019 5:22 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Rank Choice Voting, Yea or Nay?
Replies: 12
Views: 537

Re: Rank Choice Voting, Yea or Nay?

There has been a lot of talk about having congressional and gubernatorial elections go to a rank choice ballot. In a system you would rank your candidates based on preference. The way the system works is if no one gets 50 percent of the ballot based on the first choice, weaker candidates are droppe...

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by cledaybuck
Wed May 22, 2019 6:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 463
Views: 64784

Re: JetBlue Network Thread - 2019

MAH4546 wrote:
Planeboy17 wrote:
adamh8297 wrote:

SAT/MSN/SDF would disagree with you.

Or IND, CMH, STL.


None of these airports are underserved.

Define underserved.

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by cledaybuck
Wed May 22, 2019 6:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Tries to Seat 2-,4-,6-Year Old Children Separate from Parents
Replies: 94
Views: 10572

Re: United Tries to Seat 2-,4-,6-Year Old Children Separate from Parents

it means, checking and re-checking the seats as you get closer to the flight.. I have the app and always check the app for my upcoming flights that involve my kids, maybe I am different. The fact that you have to do this is the problem. When I buy tickets to a game or a concert, I don't have to rec...

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by cledaybuck
Wed May 22, 2019 6:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Tries to Seat 2-,4-,6-Year Old Children Separate from Parents
Replies: 94
Views: 10572

Re: United Tries to Seat 2-,4-,6-Year Old Children Separate from Parents

ltbewr wrote:
There needs to be ways to better accommodate family groups as to seat pricing at initial booking so don't have the hassles later and delaying a flight.
There is, but airlines can't extort more money out of families then.

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by cledaybuck
Wed May 22, 2019 2:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reuters : Airbus to counter the "NMA"by the existing 330neo and the A21N
Replies: 121
Views: 16820

Re: Reuters : Airbus to counter the "NMA"by the existing 330neo and the A21N

I've seen this on here before, but did Boeing really screw up on the MAX because of time? It seems to me that it was keeping commonality and training to a minimum that was the genesis of the screw up and no amount of extra time would have made any difference. I don't want to go too far down the MCA...

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by cledaybuck
Wed May 22, 2019 1:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reuters : Airbus to counter the "NMA"by the existing 330neo and the A21N
Replies: 121
Views: 16820

Re: Reuters : Airbus to counter the "NMA"by the existing 330neo and the A21N

Probably, but it is a strategy born of weakness. Heaven forfend Boeing stops the stock buybacks and shows a little humility on the bonus front right now. Investing in the NMA and real rather than financial engineering should be the way forward. I suspect the gutless executives with an eye and a hal...

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by cledaybuck
Mon May 13, 2019 8:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ironic DL Flight Number
Replies: 52
Views: 9447

Re: Ironic DL Flight Number

Aren't flight numbers randomly generated apart from specials like BA1 In pmUA days flights in the 800 series were transpacific & 900 series were transatlantic but for the most part domestic flights were whatever was available in a particular range of flights. There are a few easter eggs out the...

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by cledaybuck
Mon May 13, 2019 7:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Allegiant Air to Mexico
Replies: 53
Views: 7900

Re: Allegiant Air to Mexico

If you buy a Basic Economy ticket, yes. For the other 90% of tickets sold, no they do not. So you think only 10% of the pax on your next UA flight is paying basic? Truth be told, there is not alot difference between the main carriers and LCC cheap tickets product. As regards Allegiant, try them out...

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by cledaybuck
Mon May 13, 2019 3:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Allegiant Air to Mexico
Replies: 53
Views: 7900

Re: Allegiant Air to Mexico

Seats on UA recline and they don’t charge for carryons. The seats may recline, but they absolutely do charge for carryons. If you buy a Basic Economy ticket, yes. For the other 90% of tickets sold, no they do not. Right. You have to buy more than the lowest fare if you want to bring a carry on. I f...

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by cledaybuck
Mon May 13, 2019 3:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Allegiant Air to Mexico
Replies: 53
Views: 7900

Re: Allegiant Air to Mexico

rajincajun01 wrote:
cledaybuck wrote:
citationjet wrote:

And the seats don't recline, and you get to pay for carry on AND checked luggage.

Can someone explain to me how this is any different from flying UA?

Seats on UA recline and they don’t charge for carryons.

The seats may recline, but they absolutely do charge for carryons.

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by cledaybuck
Mon May 13, 2019 3:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Allegiant Air to Mexico
Replies: 53
Views: 7900

Re: Allegiant Air to Mexico

citationjet wrote:
Gulfstream500 wrote:
WOW! Now I can fly between CUN and some city I’ve never heard of at 2 PM on Wednesday with only 28 inches of legroom.


And the seats don't recline, and you get to pay for carry on AND checked luggage.

Can someone explain to me how this is any different from flying UA?

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by cledaybuck
Mon May 13, 2019 1:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Rest of Ohio - 2019
Replies: 470
Views: 63069

Re: The Rest of Ohio - 2019

Please forgive me for the intrusion on the college sports debate (always a great thing to have anywhere for any reason), but I do have a question or two for people who normally fly out CMH. 1. If you fly internationally, what airline do you prefer that flies out of CMH? 2. If you fly internationall...

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by cledaybuck
Mon May 13, 2019 1:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DTW-LAN. Why?
Replies: 69
Views: 7176

Re: DTW-LAN. Why?????

Because that’s how hubs work.

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by cledaybuck
Sun May 12, 2019 12:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Rest of Ohio - 2019
Replies: 470
Views: 63069

Re: The Rest of Ohio - 2019

I was watching a video posted by Toledo Airport, they've referred to Detroit as "that airport up-north" .... ...game on. :wink: You mean toledo isn't the correct Detroit area airport? TOL said some fighting words basically, nothing more but a simple rivalry. Usually in a rivalry, both tea...

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by cledaybuck
Sun May 12, 2019 12:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019
Replies: 1827
Views: 174903

Re: 737-10MAX - Potential problem?

The MAX 10 is the least of Boeing’s concerns.

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by cledaybuck
Wed May 08, 2019 11:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PAE Everett, WA Update: Surprising to me...
Replies: 33
Views: 4251

Re: PAE Everett, WA Update: Surprising to me...

Looking at the AS website, they sell various one-stop trips through PAE that might otherwise have SEA as the connection point. And I saw people there who were connecting at PAE. Certainly easier than connecting in SEA. But that's one of the points of the PAE service...to alleviate SEA congestion, a...

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by cledaybuck
Wed May 08, 2019 12:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 767: Fuselage size always limited profitability??
Replies: 85
Views: 10096

Re: Boeing 767: Fuselage size always limited profitability??

PatrickZ80 wrote:
True, however today only 767 freighters are still in production. The production of passenger 767s has ceased long ago.
If you consider 5 years long ago, then yes. Even so, that is still over 10 years later than the 757.

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by cledaybuck
Tue May 07, 2019 12:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Qantas saying it is almost ready to select Project Sunrise aircraft
Replies: 892
Views: 156221

Re: Updated: Qantas saying it is almost ready to select Project Sunrise aircraft

jupiter2 wrote:

For the vast majority of routes there is no way a 787 should be considered as a direct competitor to the 350,
For the vast majority of routes, they absolutely are competitors.

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by cledaybuck
Sat May 04, 2019 12:26 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Wallethub releases best US airlines for 2018
Replies: 25
Views: 2716

Re: Wallethub releases best US airlines for 2018

These are some of the crappiest ratings I have seen.

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by cledaybuck
Sat May 04, 2019 12:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why doesn't America have an international leisure airline?
Replies: 56
Views: 9192

Re: Why doesn't America have an international leisure airline?

Jetblue has pivoted away from the leisure model in the last decade but originally was founded as a leisure airline for New Yorkers. You could say Spirit out of FLL is a leisure carrier style operation all over the Carribean. If you look at their (B6’s) route network, it is still largely geared towa...

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by cledaybuck
Mon Apr 29, 2019 8:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN looking at A220
Replies: 280
Views: 43616

Re: WN looking at A220

But there are two things that could eventually make SWA order something besides 737s. First, SWA's size puts their business, and their investors, at risk of an airworthyness directive putting them out of business. At their size, a single fleet type is a huge risk. Yes, they're are profitable and op...

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by cledaybuck
Mon Apr 29, 2019 3:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Rest of Ohio - 2019
Replies: 470
Views: 63069

Re: The Rest of Ohio - 2019

It's tough because, again like DAY, so much of CAK's past success was in drawing low fare pax from the then-high-fare-CLE. Unless that dynamic returns, I don't see a scenario where CAK returns to that level of service. I get that DAY and CAK seem to be in similar situations, but they are not that c...

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by cledaybuck
Mon Apr 29, 2019 12:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Rest of Ohio - 2019
Replies: 470
Views: 63069

Re: The Rest of Ohio - 2019

The fact that they continue to cut routes and capacity since they debuted in the market. They have reduced there destinations from 6 to 3. It is interesting that they are able to maintain both MCO and TPA out of CLE and CAK. Does anyone have any ideas to turn CAK around? JetBlue would have been a g...

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by cledaybuck
Fri Apr 26, 2019 8:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS Q1 2019 Results
Replies: 34
Views: 5172

Re: AS Q1 2019 Results

Not really. It probably would have been worse for the flying public in that the number of competitors in the LAX & SFO transcon markets would have declined. B6 would have benefited more as the default choice for customers without strong ties to any of the legacy frequent flyer programs, and the...

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by cledaybuck
Fri Apr 26, 2019 6:35 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Does WN system penalize for early check-in attempt?
Replies: 40
Views: 4123

Re: Does WN system penalize for early check-in attempt?

I doubt they have a penalty. It's not Jeopardy!

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by cledaybuck
Fri Apr 26, 2019 1:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS Q1 2019 Results
Replies: 34
Views: 5172

Re: AS Q1 2019 Results

It's not chatter; it was a simple answer to a simple question, pointing out that the 737 isn't ideally suited for a premium transcon lie-flat experience, the A321 is the plane for that, and they still feel that flying under the lie-flat arms race at a lower price point with 190 seats is better than...

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by cledaybuck
Fri Apr 26, 2019 1:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Q1 2019 Results
Replies: 54
Views: 7439

Re: AA Q1 2019 Results

That's underwhelming.

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by cledaybuck
Fri Apr 26, 2019 12:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS Q1 2019 Results
Replies: 34
Views: 5172

Re: AS Q1 2019 Results

I think you meant Billion for operating expenses and revenue? It is in billions already? 1,000 million? No, the poster has it wrong based on the punctuation. Operating Revenues: $1.876 B illion Operating Expenses: $1.851 B illion Operating Revenues: $1,876 M illion Operating Expenses: $1,851 M illi...

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by cledaybuck
Wed Apr 24, 2019 7:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue earnings release 4/23/19
Replies: 48
Views: 6181

Re: JetBlue earnings release 4/23/19

Profit margins at or over 10% are desirable even for airlines. Profit margins under 5% are worrisome. Q1 is typically the worst quarter for airlines, especially in ones without Easter holiday like this one. Comparison to competitors would be a good gage. What are the comparisons (I realize everyone...

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by cledaybuck
Wed Apr 24, 2019 6:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue earnings release 4/23/19
Replies: 48
Views: 6181

Re: JetBlue earnings release 4/23/19

Profit margins at or over 10% are desirable even for airlines. Profit margins under 5% are worrisome. Q1 is typically the worst quarter for airlines, especially in ones without Easter holiday like this one. Comparison to competitors would be a good gage. What are the comparisons (I realize everyone...

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by cledaybuck
Wed Apr 24, 2019 5:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will/Should Boeing Have a Top Management Change?
Replies: 30
Views: 2618

Re: Will/Should Boeing Have a Top Management Change?

Boeing hasn’t been the same since McDonnell Douglas bought them with their own money. These are the the same managers that made the MD11 a short-lived plane by not updating the wing to save a couple of dollars. I won’t shed a tear to see them depart. How is Muilenburg, a Boeing employee since 1985,...

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by cledaybuck
Wed Apr 24, 2019 1:26 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Is the 80s generation the last good generation?
Replies: 38
Views: 2910

Re: Is the 80s generation the last good generation?

We complain about younger generations, yet the boomers keep screwing us over and over again.

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by cledaybuck
Wed Apr 24, 2019 12:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN looking at A220
Replies: 280
Views: 43616

Re: WN looking at A220

You’re all too quick to judge. The A220-300 size advantage & superior casm over the E2 is a far better fit as a 700 replacement. My bet is on the 220-300a in southwest colours. The MAX 7 is the 700 replacement. Southwest is looking at the A220 so they can understand the economics of the plane t...

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by cledaybuck
Wed Apr 24, 2019 12:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN looking at A220
Replies: 280
Views: 43616

Re: WN looking at A220

crimsonchin wrote:
Hopefully, A.net will display banners with crisis hotlines based in the US at the top of the thread if this order ever happens.

They can recycle the one's they used in Europe when the A380 was discontinued.

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by cledaybuck
Tue Apr 23, 2019 4:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 4/21/2019:AA Drops LAX-STS;HU Adds ORD-CTU;WN MAX Cuts;WS Drops BOS-YHZ
Replies: 90
Views: 15004

Re: OAG Changes 4/21/2019:AA Drops LAX-STS;HU Adds ORD-CTU;WN MAX Cuts;WS Drops BOS-YHZ

Yes, they squandered the VX acquisition. No they didn't. They eliminated a competitor and B6 is still largely a non factor out west. Despite the talk, it was never about much more than that. #1 I would argue they overpaid for that. #2 If they had told the DOJ that was the purpose the deal would not...

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by cledaybuck
Tue Apr 23, 2019 12:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cathay Pacific's Airbus A350-1000s and upcoming Boeing 777-9Xs
Replies: 62
Views: 15679

Re: Cathay Pacific's Airbus A350-1000s and upcoming Boeing 777-9Xs

It's simple. Like BA, QR and EY, they don't know what they're doing. Running a subfleet of B777X doesn't make sense when you already have the A350-1000 in the fleet and vice versa. Poor fleet planning to go with poor network planning. Too much beer flowing at CX HQ, courtesy of their failed beer de...

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by cledaybuck
Mon Apr 22, 2019 5:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 4/21/2019:AA Drops LAX-STS;HU Adds ORD-CTU;WN MAX Cuts;WS Drops BOS-YHZ
Replies: 90
Views: 15004

Re: OAG Changes 4/21/2019:AA Drops LAX-STS;HU Adds ORD-CTU;WN MAX Cuts;WS Drops BOS-YHZ

enilria wrote:
Yes, they squandered the VX acquisition.
No they didn't. They eliminated a competitor and B6 is still largely a non factor out west. Despite the talk, it was never about much more than that.

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by cledaybuck
Sat Apr 20, 2019 1:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Package of new/used A380's pitched to BA was uncompetitive: Cruz
Replies: 173
Views: 30490

Re: Package of new/used A380's pitched to BA was uncompetitive: Cruz

So all the talk about Airbus a/c having high US content was just talk to have the US Military and US carriers buy Airbus a/c? I recall the Military and civilian threads on Airbus purchases, and this was before the Airbus FAL, amazing how many things are ultimately revealed in the sunlight. In the A...

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by cledaybuck
Thu Apr 18, 2019 11:31 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Chick-fil-A Hits Turbulence At Three U.S. Airports
Replies: 161
Views: 13379

Re: Chick-fil-A Hits Turbulence At Three U.S. Airports

Because if I am airside on a Sunday and want something to eat, and one of the few options is closed, that isn't exactly great for customers of the airport. It’s one day. That’s the argument against their being allowed in airports? What about places that close even though delayed flights haven’t dep...

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by cledaybuck
Thu Apr 18, 2019 11:27 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Presidential Tax Return legislation in Washington State
Replies: 78
Views: 3586

Re: Presidential Tax Return legislation in Washington State

bennett123 wrote:
SteelChair

Perhaps you can explain why release of Tax Returns for Congress should be required, but not for the President.

Oh, oh, I know, I know.

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by cledaybuck
Thu Apr 18, 2019 7:25 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Presidential Tax Return legislation in Washington State
Replies: 78
Views: 3586

Re: Presidential Tax Return legislation in Washington State

The thing is that there is no legal requirement to do so. If you don't like the fact that a candidate didn't release their tax returns, don't vote for them. In 2016 voters did not care about his tax returns and voted for him anyway. With how complicated as the tax codes are, you believe that we sho...

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by cledaybuck
Thu Apr 18, 2019 2:04 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Mueller's Investigation/Report Complete!
Replies: 803
Views: 37722

Re: Mueller's Investigation/Report Complete!

bennett123 wrote:
How much was redacted?.

We don't know yet, it hasn't actually been released. They are having a press conference before the release to spin the narrative to what Trump wants.

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by cledaybuck
Thu Apr 18, 2019 2:03 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Mueller's Investigation/Report Complete!
Replies: 803
Views: 37722

Re: Mueller's Investigation/Report Complete!

Magog wrote:
Press conference time. No collusion by Trump or his campaign staff. Mueller found absolutely nothing. Just as all sane people knew after Barr’s summary was released.

10 instances where the President of the United States may have obstructed justice. "Nothing"

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by cledaybuck
Thu Apr 18, 2019 1:42 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Presidential Tax Return legislation in Washington State
Replies: 78
Views: 3586

Re: Presidential Tax Return legislation in Washington State

I would support an independent organization auditing financial records of presidential candidates. Or even make it a requirement of the IRS to perform that function for all federal office holders and general election candidates. I mean congress requires cabinet nominees to submit their tax forms ri...

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by cledaybuck
Thu Apr 18, 2019 12:48 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Presidential Tax Return legislation in Washington State
Replies: 78
Views: 3586

Re: Presidential Tax Return legislation in Washington State

I think there is more basis in law requiring a birth certificate than taxes. Not that I'm advocating it is something needed. And to maverick, no I do not believe Obama is from Kenya. If equally applied with sufficient notice of the requirement, I can see it being acceptable. And if it is illegal to...

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by cledaybuck
Wed Apr 17, 2019 10:38 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Chick-fil-A Hits Turbulence At Three U.S. Airports
Replies: 161
Views: 13379

Re: Chick-fil-A Hits Turbulence At Three U.S. Airports

Everyone seems to remember that Chic Fil A hates gay people every six months...frankly I just don't understand why the food is any different from McDonalds. Their secret ingredient is peanut oil. I thought it might be since they are from Georgia and a former US President is from there and was a pea...

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by cledaybuck
Wed Apr 17, 2019 6:30 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Chick-fil-A Hits Turbulence At Three U.S. Airports
Replies: 161
Views: 13379

Re: Chick-fil-A Hits Turbulence At Three U.S. Airports

quite pathetic that airports, which are generally part of city government are deliberately discriminating against a company/people. Hopefully CFA takes them to court on this, but guessing they'll take the high road and stay out of it. Hang on minute?Is not perhaps this company the one who is expres...

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by cledaybuck
Wed Apr 17, 2019 6:29 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Chick-fil-A Hits Turbulence At Three U.S. Airports
Replies: 161
Views: 13379

Re: Chick-fil-A Hits Turbulence At Three U.S. Airports

People who avoid chi-fil-a really need to find bigger problems in their life. They do donate to faith based Christian groups who happen to have some very conventional biblical views which contradict modern LGBT support, but that's a far cry from the company being "anti-LGBT". They don't d...

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by cledaybuck
Wed Apr 17, 2019 4:56 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Chick-fil-A Hits Turbulence At Three U.S. Airports
Replies: 161
Views: 13379

Re: Chick-fil-A Hits Turbulence At Three U.S. Airports

Yet their employees benefit. According to whom? According to the employees themselves - their employee turnover ratio is vastly below the fast food industry average. Also, I find it amazing that they are classified as anti-gay for defending what was the law in most of the U.S. at the time. Calling ...

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