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by cledaybuck
Mon May 14, 2018 2:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA RFQ now ongoing for 767 replacement?
Replies: 214
Views: 28118

Re: UA RFQ now ongoing for 767 replacement?

If you can present us with that contract then we can verify it has no viable escape clauses. Until we have such, or until the aircraft are delivered, speculation of the aircraft not being delivered is quite valid, even if some are upset by that notion. We even have two recent proof points. You must...

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by cledaybuck
Fri May 11, 2018 3:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: University professor claims: Bombardier trying to sell CRJ900 to Iran despite US sanctions
Replies: 65
Views: 8264

Re: Bombardier trying to sell CRJ900 to Iran despite US sanctions

They would go after the company, not the country. If it was determined BBD was exporting US content, then the company would face restrictions on business in the US and possible banking problems. Let's suppose, just for the sake of argument, that BBD - now having been taken over by Airbus - was actu...

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by cledaybuck
Fri May 11, 2018 3:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dallas says it has a plan to resolve Southwest-Delta fight for Love Field gates
Replies: 223
Views: 18169

Re: Dallas says it has a plan to resolve Southwest-Delta fight for Love Field gates

If UA wasn't permitted to profit off of leasing it's DAL gates to WN, I'd think it actually be interested in servicing DAL, and operate DAL-EWR/SFO/ORD. At that point, why give up say the DAL-SFO business to AS and WN. But that's just my guess. They seemed to have no interest in that when they had ...

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by cledaybuck
Thu May 10, 2018 1:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The rest of Ohio - 2018
Replies: 938
Views: 72244

Re: The rest of Ohio - 2018

Will DL ever add nonstop service to its SEA hub from CMH? SEA is one of the top destinations traveled to from CMH that doesn't have any nonstop service from CMH, and DL's SEA hub is now bigger than its CVG focus city. There were three US cities specifically cited multiple times in the presentation ...

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by cledaybuck
Thu May 10, 2018 12:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The rest of Ohio - 2018
Replies: 938
Views: 72244

Re: The rest of Ohio - 2018

Afternoon everyone. I had the chance to attend a luncheon presentation on Columbus Aviation today that proved very interesting. Speakers included Joe Nardone (CRAA) , Debbie Ryan (ascena), David Stratchko (DL), Marla Rose of the Columbus Dispatch and Nancy Recchie (Historical Preservation). Not a g...

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by cledaybuck
Sat May 05, 2018 2:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska swaps 737 Max 8 orders for larger Max 9
Replies: 23
Views: 4148

Re: Alaska swaps 737 Max 8 orders for larger Max 9

Same range and same crew cost...why not go with more seats and lower your CASM? Runway performance on island airports? Obviously AS feels they have enough smaller aircraft for this to not be a reason, mind, but my understanding is that the -8 does still have a useful niche. Do you mean the 9? Becau...

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by cledaybuck
Sat May 05, 2018 1:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska swaps 737 Max 8 orders for larger Max 9
Replies: 23
Views: 4148

Re: Alaska swaps 737 Max 8 orders for larger Max 9

Didn't see that one coming. I thought 9 orders were done.

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by cledaybuck
Sat May 05, 2018 12:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why has MCI failed as a hub city?
Replies: 89
Views: 9191

Re: Why has MCI failed as a hub city?

That's why they don't need a mid-con hub, contrary to the belief of many A.netters. The few mid-con hubs that do survive such as ORD/MDW, MSP, DFW, and IAH are simply very large O&D markets so they support the hubs they have. I disagree with the first part. The lack of a hub not on the coast is...

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by cledaybuck
Sat May 05, 2018 12:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus Cuts Production Plans for A330 Jet
Replies: 229
Views: 26401

Re: Airbus Cuts Production Plans for A330 Jet

From my perspective, the 777 rate reduction is because they couldn't maintain sales of the 777 until the 777x was introduced. The A330 didn't seem to have that problem (as much) but doesn't seem to be able to maintain sales of the Neo.

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by cledaybuck
Sat May 05, 2018 12:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why has MCI failed as a hub city?
Replies: 89
Views: 9191

Re: Why has MCI failed as a hub city?

Same reason CLe, STL, PIT, CVG, and MEM are no longer hubs. Not big enough. Not sure I would agree with that. I think the proximity to other hubs for the same carrier did them in. STL too close to ORD for AA. PIT too close to PHL for US. CVG too close to DTW for DL. And MEM too close to ATL for DL....

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by cledaybuck
Fri May 04, 2018 11:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why has MCI failed as a hub city?
Replies: 89
Views: 9191

Re: Why has MCI failed as a hub city?

Same reason CLe, STL, PIT, CVG, and MEM are no longer hubs. Not big enough.

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by cledaybuck
Fri May 04, 2018 1:11 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Packaged food must come out for TSA screening?
Replies: 47
Views: 1809

Re: Packaged food must come out for TSA screening?

At ORH/ Worcester this morning. No real pre-check here, do I had to take out iPad. No big deal. TSA agent asked if I had any food. “only some candy bars and packaged cookies” I told her. “they need to be taken out if the bag and put into a separate bin.” I hadn’t seen this before. Found this on TSA...

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by cledaybuck
Fri May 04, 2018 12:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus Cuts Production Plans for A330 Jet
Replies: 229
Views: 26401

Re: Airbus Cuts Production Plans for A330 Jet

But any expectations of going back to 5-7 per month are unrealistic. I would say it will get some 77W replacement orders over the next 10-15 years and likely some A380 replacement orders as well. But the majority of airlines will just down shift to A359 and 787 sized flights for most of these route...

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by cledaybuck
Thu May 03, 2018 5:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The rest of Ohio - 2018
Replies: 938
Views: 72244

Re: The rest of Ohio - 2018

As of next March, DL shows CVG-PHX changing to 5x weekly, with PHX-CVG not operating Saturday and Tuesday and CVG-PHX not operating Sunday and Wednesday. This seems to be an odd time of year to do this. Does anyone think the will reinstate it to daily?

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by cledaybuck
Thu May 03, 2018 5:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LGB doubles fines on JetBlue's late-night flight violations
Replies: 177
Views: 27734

Re: LGB doubles fines on JetBlue's late-night flight violations

JetBlue has decided to contest 16 of 58 post 11pm curfew violation fines dating back to Q2 2017. Landings after 11 p.m. are automatically a violation, while landings between 10 and 11 p.m. can be exempt if there are extenuating circumstances. JetBlue argues these 16 post 11 p.m. landigs were caused...

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by cledaybuck
Thu May 03, 2018 1:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Trends and changes occurring on trans-Atlantic routes (infographics)
Replies: 10
Views: 1411

Re: Trends and changes occurring on trans-Atlantic routes (infographics)

jetero wrote:
Zoedyn wrote:
Any observations or thoughts?


Low cost airlines are growing across the Atlantic?
Yes. With narrowbodies.

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by cledaybuck
Thu May 03, 2018 12:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Cracks Down on FA Trip Hoarding and Selling
Replies: 61
Views: 13078

Re: AA Cracks Down on FA Trip Hoarding and Selling

wjcandee wrote:
even though it plainly overstates the amount of cash tips because people always leave more on credit cards
Is this true? That is not necessarily my experience, but I rarely use cash.

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by cledaybuck
Thu May 03, 2018 12:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EK CEO tells all in wide ranging interview
Replies: 7
Views: 3243

Re: STC tells all in wide ranging interview

https://www.emirates.com/ae/english/exp ... casts.aspx
An interview with emirates.com? How is this not just PR?
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neomax wrote:
Very interesting comments by STC on a range of subjects surrounding EK.

https://www.emirates.com/ae/english/exp ... casts.aspx
An interview with emirates.com? How is this not just PR?

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by cledaybuck
Thu May 03, 2018 12:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus Cuts Production Plans for A330 Jet
Replies: 229
Views: 26401

Re: Airbus Cuts Production Plans for A330 Jet

Well, 787 started flying in 2009 where it started to get real life performance data, let's see how orders picked up: 2009: -59 2010: -4 2011: 13 2012: -12 total orders in 4 years after real data started coming in: - 62 (that's negative) Yet, the 787 is doing great. One more thing, what makes you th...

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by cledaybuck
Wed May 02, 2018 5:58 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What is cultural appropriation?
Replies: 35
Views: 1592

Re: What is cultural appropriation?

Can black people wear jeans or baseball hats? Can Asian people offer pizza in their restaurants? What about playing tennis? Who's allowed to do that? Am I allowed to drink coffee? Should Europeans be allowed to smoke cigarettes? How far down the rabbit hole are we going to go? hmmm. Does that mean ...

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by cledaybuck
Wed May 02, 2018 12:48 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Gas/petrol Prices in your area
Replies: 54
Views: 1442

Re: Gas/petrol Prices in your area

lugie wrote:
I won't ever understand Americans complaining about prices of $3.5 or $4 per gallon, that's dirt cheap.
Except our whole way of life is set up around cheaper gas prices. It's not like most Americans can take the train if fuel prices go up.

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by cledaybuck
Wed May 02, 2018 12:43 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Gas/petrol Prices in your area
Replies: 54
Views: 1442

Re: Gas/petrol Prices in your area

And could Americans please take into account that the rest of the world uses liters, not US gallons 8-) Imperial/metric conversions are exceedingly easy and quick to do on Google if you don't understand our units.... Yup, could easily be done, that's why I have done it for our American friends as h...

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by cledaybuck
Wed May 02, 2018 12:34 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: President Trump will meet with the Southwest passenger survivors and the crew
Replies: 31
Views: 1925

Re: President Trump will meet with the Southwest passenger survivors and the crew

aviationaware wrote:
Trump is the fist President to get flak for coming prepared to an event.
You must have forgotten all of the guff the FOX crowd (including Donald Trump) gave Obama for using a teleprompter.

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by cledaybuck
Tue May 01, 2018 8:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing to buy aerospace parts maker KLX
Replies: 21
Views: 2388

Re: Boeing to buy aerospace parts maker KLX

SC430 wrote:
Is Airbus about to become a customer of Boeing's?
Why not? EADS makes parts for the 737, 777, and 787. (or at least they did in 2005)

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by cledaybuck
Tue May 01, 2018 8:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: F9 shrinking in DEN?
Replies: 36
Views: 3405

Re: F9 shrinking in DEN?

(at highly undesirable times of day, though I don't think that the type of traveler F9 is looking to attract cares much about that as long as the tickets were cheap) I disagree with this. Everyone cares about that. F9 is largely targeting leisure flyers and families are going to care about a red ey...

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by cledaybuck
Tue May 01, 2018 1:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 4/29/2018:AA Adds MIA-PEI;B6 LGB Changes;F9 Suspends 5 Routes;UA Drops EWR-FWA
Replies: 107
Views: 12828

Re: OAG Changes 4/29/2018:AA Adds MIA-PEI;B6 LGB Changes;F9 Suspends 5 Routes;UA Drops EWR-FWA

Tell you what, here's the ultimate point. The fact that AS and VX can't make DAL work when DFW works reasonably well is EXACTLY why DOT's consideration of DAL and DFW as a single market is fatally flawed. If the markets were really ONE, then VX/AS performance would be identical at both airports. Ar...

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by cledaybuck
Tue May 01, 2018 1:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 4/29/2018:AA Adds MIA-PEI;B6 LGB Changes;F9 Suspends 5 Routes;UA Drops EWR-FWA
Replies: 107
Views: 12828

Re: OAG Changes 4/29/2018:AA Adds MIA-PEI;B6 LGB Changes;F9 Suspends 5 Routes;UA Drops EWR-FWA

I think that VX getting the gates wasn’t a bad thing but I definitely think DL should have also gotten permanent space to at least operate their ATL flights. Now that AS controls the gates and will have no connection to the east coast, DL should have the gates. Back in 2014, DL proposed mainline 8x...

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by cledaybuck
Tue May 01, 2018 1:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flying 2000 miles over open water in twins powered by CFM56-7
Replies: 257
Views: 26253

Re: Flying 2000 miles over open water in twins powered by CFM56-7

Why are we debating ETOPS? ETOPS has been a fact my entire career and I'm closer to retirement than starting work. Pretty much any pilot would always pick to have an extra redundancy over less... why would you not? more important is HOW the redundancy is accomplished... and most of these don't end ...

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by cledaybuck
Mon Apr 30, 2018 8:37 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Mount Rushmore of NFL quarterbacks
Replies: 21
Views: 589

Re: Mount Rushmore of NFL quarterbacks

seb146 wrote:
Unitas, Staubach, Marino, Testaverde
Testaverde?????

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by cledaybuck
Mon Apr 30, 2018 2:49 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Mount Rushmore of NFL quarterbacks
Replies: 21
Views: 589

Re: Mount Rushmore of NFL quarterbacks

Brady, Montana, Unitas, Graham.

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by cledaybuck
Mon Apr 30, 2018 1:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 4/29/2018:AA Adds MIA-PEI;B6 LGB Changes;F9 Suspends 5 Routes;UA Drops EWR-FWA
Replies: 107
Views: 12828

Re: OAG Changes 4/29/2018:AA Adds MIA-PEI;B6 LGB Changes;F9 Suspends 5 Routes;UA Drops EWR-FWA

AS needs to consolidate back at DFW. Sooner or later, and like it or notm WN is going to get those two gates. No airline should be legally permitted to control 100% of the gates at ANY airport. You underestimate the extent to which DL is determined to fight WN on this one. Even airlines like AA, UA...

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by cledaybuck
Sat Apr 28, 2018 6:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus Cuts Production Plans for A330 Jet
Replies: 229
Views: 26401

Re: Airbus Cuts Production Plans for A330 Jet

Defending market share, for a market that has been clearly unprofitable for all the incumbents involved for over a decade....is many things, but it very much doesn't fit the mould of economic rationality. At this current juncture, the A380 is the only pax VLA that's being seriously marketed and it'...

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by cledaybuck
Sat Apr 28, 2018 5:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus Cuts Production Plans for A330 Jet
Replies: 229
Views: 26401

Re: Airbus Cuts Production Plans for A330 Jet

Agree that EGO is the only reason why the 380 program is still around. Don't agree with this 100% - EK needs the A380 and if Airbus doesn't supply it, the nearest suitable aircraft is the B748. Although it may appear to be purely EGO to A.Net, I am sure Airbus knows that it is also defending its VL...

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by cledaybuck
Fri Apr 27, 2018 10:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus Cuts Production Plans for A330 Jet
Replies: 229
Views: 26401

Re: Airbus Cuts Production Plans for A330 Jet

aeromoe wrote:
quote thread title "Airbus Cuts Production Plans for A330 Jet"

As opposed to the A330 Prop or Glider versions? :duck: :white:

With the way things are going with the engine makers right now...

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by cledaybuck
Wed Apr 25, 2018 2:51 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: CNN: Barbara Bush Dead at 92
Replies: 62
Views: 2085

Re: CNN: Barbara Bush Dead at 92

Time to let him go. I don't think keeping him alive for the sake of it is fair to him. Let him pass on on with dignity. Am I wrong? Who knows? I thought Carter was a goner a couple of years ago when he got Cancer, but he still seems to be going strong (or as strong as a 90 something year old man ca...

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by cledaybuck
Wed Apr 25, 2018 12:33 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 9 Dead, rundown by vehicle in Toronto
Replies: 68
Views: 2405

Re: 9 Dead, rundown by vehicle in Toronto

Updated to 10 :worried: . Incredible restraint by the arresting officer... you should be easily able to find a YouTube or news clip of it. Not really restraint, it’s how police are supposed to act and for the most part do act, in first world countries accept America this is the norm. I think you me...

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by cledaybuck
Wed Apr 25, 2018 12:25 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 9 Dead, rundown by vehicle in Toronto
Replies: 68
Views: 2405

Re: 9 Dead, rundown by vehicle in Toronto

CCGPV wrote:
We need to have better background checks when people rent vans.
Maybe you should need a license to get a gun, like driving a car. :stirthepot:

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by cledaybuck
Wed Apr 25, 2018 12:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue to announce new destinations today 4/25
Replies: 133
Views: 17979

Re: JetBlue to announce new destinations today

Are these really the next best adds for B6? Are any of these seasonal?

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by cledaybuck
Mon Apr 23, 2018 7:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The rest of Ohio - 2018
Replies: 938
Views: 72244

Re: The rest of Ohio - 2018

https://www.dallasnews.com/business/sou ... love-field
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I know WN has mentioned LGA-CMH in the past. Any chance we get it now that they acquired some more slots from AS?
https://www.dallasnews.com/business/sou ... love-field

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by cledaybuck
Mon Apr 23, 2018 1:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Leeham: Boeing to implement structural design change in 787-8 for production commonality
Replies: 34
Views: 8069

Re: Leeham: Boeing to implement structural design change in 787-8 for production commonality

LAX772LR wrote:
But to "kill off" the A338, they're also going to likely need to increase capability, or at least the option thereof.
Why? We are talking about a model that currently has zero orders and Boeing has been able to beat it recently with both the 789 (HA) and 788 (AA).

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by cledaybuck
Fri Apr 20, 2018 1:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN 1380 LGA-DAL emergency landing at PHL, 1 fatality
Replies: 719
Views: 116339

Re: WN 1380 LGA-DAL emergency landing at PHL, 1 fatality

bob75013 wrote:
In a side note WN has announced a plan to issue every flight 1380 passenger a check for $5000 and a $1000 travel vouncher.
As long as they are not signing away and rights in accepting this, good on WN.

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by cledaybuck
Thu Apr 19, 2018 11:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018
Replies: 972
Views: 127450

Re: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018

Aren't the -9 and -10 orders the same aircraft? No. United has firm orders for 61 737-9s and 100 -10s. https://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/united-sees-economics-boost-with-max-10-446360/ 100, They ordered 100 737-9s., not 61. http://boeing.mediaroom.com/2012-07-12-Boeing-Announces-Historic-7...

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by cledaybuck
Thu Apr 19, 2018 7:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018
Replies: 972
Views: 127450

Re: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018

What about the 100 B737-10 and 61 737-9 they've bought though? I'd love to see the A321 but I don't think UA has the network density of AA/DL to make 300-400 large narrowbodies work. Aren't the -9 and -10 orders the same aircraft? No. United has firm orders for 61 737-9s and 100 -10s. https://www.f...

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by cledaybuck
Thu Apr 19, 2018 7:36 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Michael Cohen's mystery client named....
Replies: 48
Views: 1667

Re: Michael Cohen's mystery client named....

Hillary never paid any hookers off. I have no idea how many times Hillary has been under oath. Probably thousands of times throughout her legal and political career. Being a lawyer and knowing the consequences about what? Once again you are assuming I'm supporting Trump. I'm not talking about his p...

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by cledaybuck
Thu Apr 19, 2018 6:18 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Michael Cohen's mystery client named....
Replies: 48
Views: 1667

Re: Michael Cohen's mystery client named....

Yes the same thing could be said about Melania. Rich dudes attract hot, younger women. Nobody really knows what happened to bring about the NDA but common sense would say that one side approached the other about the incident and I bet it wasn't Trump approaching her. It probably came out because he...

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by cledaybuck
Thu Apr 19, 2018 5:29 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Minnesota bracing for historic... uh... "winter" storm
Replies: 28
Views: 1105

Re: Minnesota bracing for historic... uh... "winter" storm

I am aware that the climate of the region depends more on the balance of precipitation and wind than on the latitude of the location. In the same Moscow, the climate is temperate continental, and in Minnesota - continental, that is, more pronounced temperature gradients. However, I have a question-...

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by cledaybuck
Thu Apr 19, 2018 5:18 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Michael Cohen's mystery client named....
Replies: 48
Views: 1667

Re: Michael Cohen's mystery client named....

Well if it worked like it does with porn stars today you pay a booking fee to either their agency or them directly for their time. Most porn stars today (and back then) are basically hookers on the side. You can do this with almost every porn star in the business today. Its standard practice. She p...

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by cledaybuck
Thu Apr 19, 2018 1:23 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: James Comey for President in 2020
Replies: 65
Views: 1759

Re: James Comey for President in 2020

No thanks on Comey for President. His judgment seems to leave a lot to be desired. Plus, he doesn't seem to like politics at all (and seems quite terrible at it).

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by cledaybuck
Thu Apr 19, 2018 1:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spirit Airlines eyes other aircraft for its next RFP
Replies: 117
Views: 11555

Re: Bloomberg: Spirit May Buy E190 or CS100

Consider me skeptical. I don't think these planes work well with their business model.

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