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by Confuscius
Sun Sep 17, 2017 1:48 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: When did you fly on your first 737 and A320?
Replies: 54
Views: 891

Re: When did you fly on your first 737 and A320?

737-200 - 1973 Western Airlines SFO-SAN
A320 - circa 1991 Northwest Airlines ORD-MSP

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by Confuscius
Thu Sep 14, 2017 9:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Philippine Aviation Thread 2017
Replies: 144
Views: 19692

Re: Philippine Aviation Thread 2017

Good luck convincing the top brass to let go of their centrally located housing and golf course. Besides, somebody would need to pay for that move. The Moonwalk Access Rd area is already earmarked for the C-5 extension to Cavitex. So there's really no space for a new parallel runway even if MIAA wa...

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by Confuscius
Thu Sep 14, 2017 6:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Philippine Aviation Thread 2017
Replies: 144
Views: 19692

Re: Philippine Aviation Thread 2017

Quote: "(Updated 5:54 p.m., Aug. 30) Flag carrier Philippine Airlines (PAL) has revived a 2015 offer to expand its main hub at the Manila’s Ninoy Aquino International Airport given the increasing passenger congestion and lack of facilities to house its growing fleet. PAL president Jaime Bautis...

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by Confuscius
Mon Sep 11, 2017 6:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAK temporarily closes Rwy 30 for rehab
Replies: 11
Views: 1691

Re: OAK temporarily closes Rwy 30 for rehab

modesto2 wrote:
OAK is temporarily closing Rwy 12-30 for runway rehabilitation. Consequently, Twy W has been converted into a runway


Air Canada pilots will feel right at home ;)

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by Confuscius
Thu Aug 24, 2017 5:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SJC woos EK, QR & KE (rumor)
Replies: 53
Views: 6059

Re: SJC woos EK, QR & KE (rumor)

How 'bout Air India? With SJC and OAK close proximity to Fremont.

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by Confuscius
Mon Aug 14, 2017 7:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Great 737 Quick Takeoff Video
Replies: 1
Views: 673

Re: Great 737 Quick Takeoff Video

Not bad, although I was expecting a little bit more, perhaps a Double Immelmann.

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by Confuscius
Fri Aug 11, 2017 7:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA announces start of PAE-SFO and PAE-DEN
Replies: 115
Views: 14029

Re: UA announces start of PAE-SFO and PAE-DEN

Maybe United could use 787 delivery flights for passenger service too.

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by Confuscius
Wed Aug 09, 2017 11:46 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Report: USAF to buy Transaero NTU 747-8s for Air Force One
Replies: 137
Views: 14983

Re: Report: USAF to buy Transaero NTU 747-8s for Air Force One

What would be the cost of retrofit on these 2 birds? Knowing how government works, and the fact that what program saves money in the history of this country, these will not be cheap by any stretch. I would think to re-work the planes alone with the modifications is gonna be one serious cost; about ...

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by Confuscius
Sat Jul 29, 2017 7:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Seat size regulations in the US
Replies: 176
Views: 12120

Re: Seat size regulations in the US

I think seat width is purely a matter of comfort... A 12" seat is doable for an adult if he or she seats in an angle with weight on one side. That's a perfect idea for "calculated misery", let say for fifty or a hundred extra dollars a passengers can book a standard 18" seat. Un...

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by Confuscius
Thu Jul 27, 2017 5:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus to cut A380 production to 8 frames in 2019
Replies: 115
Views: 13422

Re: Airbus to cut A380 production to 8 frames in 2019

c933103 wrote:
- e who say those carriers being mentioned would take 4+ each?
- at 8 / year that is still higher than 747's production rate?


A double blow to the A380. Cutting production rate down to 8 and still losing to the 747 in the the race to the bottom, 8 to 6.

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by Confuscius
Sat Jul 22, 2017 4:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ben Franklin to adorn the tail of a Norwegian 737 MAX
Replies: 48
Views: 5702

Re: Ben Franklin to adorn the tail of a Norwegian 737 MAX

Wouldn't a Ben Franklin themed airplane might attract lightning?

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by Confuscius
Sun Jun 04, 2017 12:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: German group considering A380 part out
Replies: 114
Views: 26167

Re: German group considering A380 part out

mercure1 wrote:
Dr Peter has 9 A380 frames


He must see a lot of patients to afford to buy nine A380s.

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by Confuscius
Thu May 25, 2017 4:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pilot refuses to fly packed airplane because passenger labelled his personal WIFI ‘Jihadist Cell London 1’
Replies: 95
Views: 15129

Re: Pilot refuses to fly packed airplane because passenger labelled his personal WIFI ‘Jihadist Cell London 1’

But one person's sense of humour is different to another's, you can only take these things at face value. If somebody leaves a note in the toilet claiming that there's a bomb on board, is that genuine or is that somebody's 'sense of humour'? True, although those notes left in planes are usually hoa...

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by Confuscius
Thu May 25, 2017 3:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pilot refuses to fly packed airplane because passenger labelled his personal WIFI ‘Jihadist Cell London 1’
Replies: 95
Views: 15129

Re: Pilot refuses to fly packed airplane because passenger labelled his personal WIFI ‘Jihadist Cell London 1’

they quite correctly reported something suspicious, Suspicious? Perhaps, but if one look at it logically, terrorist usually claim credit after the fact, not before. They don't want their intentions known. Also, jihadist don't have any sense of humor, their ideology is somewhat like being in a femin...

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by Confuscius
Thu May 25, 2017 3:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TSA Testing REQ to Remove More Items from Bags
Replies: 41
Views: 5402

Re: TSA Testing REQ to Remove More Items from Bags

admanager wrote:
Get a NEXUS card if you can. It costs less ($50) and gets you Precheck, plus all the benefits of the NEXUS card itself.


"Calculated misery" is prevalent in the commercial aviation industry.

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by Confuscius
Thu May 18, 2017 4:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: "Welcome on board, this is your king speaking ... "
Replies: 79
Views: 10688

Re: "Welcome on board, this is your king speaking ... "

Is there any reason why he flies as the FO and not the captain? The training captain can fly in the FO seat while the king flies in the left seat. ... And having a training captain babysit our king, why would KLM do that? Because it's good to be the King! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=StJS51d1Fzg

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by Confuscius
Thu May 11, 2017 12:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: When will Etihad Upgrade EDI to 787?
Replies: 15
Views: 2284

Re: When will Etihad Upgrade EDI to 878?

sandyb123 wrote:
When will Etihad Upgrade EDI to 878?


Boeing 878? Perhaps in the year 2525, if man is still alive.

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by Confuscius
Tue May 09, 2017 7:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SOFIA Flying Around FAT
Replies: 14
Views: 2345

Re: SOFIA Flying Around FAT

OK, I'll bite.... What is SOFIA? Kidding aside, here's more on SOFIA, ex N536PA with PanAm and ex N145UA with United, hard to believe UA had a bunch of SPs flying the globe for the ULH routes of that era. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stratospheric_Observatory_for_Infrared_Astronomy I believe it's ...

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by Confuscius
Tue May 09, 2017 5:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SOFIA Flying Around FAT
Replies: 14
Views: 2345

Re: SOFIA Flying Around FAT

b747400erf wrote:
Is it getting pictures of a close Jupiter?


Nope, more like Uranus.

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by Confuscius
Sat May 06, 2017 7:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FAs should stop threatening people with arrest
Replies: 162
Views: 11868

Re: FAs should stop threatening people with arrest

That guy on the Delta flight that got up and went to the bathroom should be in jail


Why upgrade? Isn't flying economy already worse...

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by Confuscius
Mon Apr 24, 2017 11:15 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your Classic 747 Flight Log
Replies: 35
Views: 1733

Re: YOUR CLASSIC 747 FLIGHTLOG.

747-200 flights:
1981: NW ORD-ANC-NRT-MNL
NW MNL-NRT-ORD
1990s: a few NW ORD-MSP and MSP-ORD connecting flights.

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by Confuscius
Sun Feb 28, 2016 11:18 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Your Most Loved Song(s)
Replies: 29
Views: 2045

RE: Your Most Loved Song(s)

"I Touch Myself" Divinyls

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by Confuscius
Wed Feb 17, 2016 6:17 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: US Bomber Contract Awarded Oct 27th
Replies: 66
Views: 22098

RE: US Bomber Contract Awarded Oct 27th

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/Ozair" class="quote" target="_blank">Ozair</a> (<a href="#45" class="quote">Reply 45</a>):<br/><i>Hopefully this moves us closer to an actual gr...

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by Confuscius
Fri Feb 12, 2016 11:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Possibly Shortest 747 Flight Ever 14 Minutes
Replies: 63
Views: 23926

RE: Possibly Shortest 747 Flight Ever 14 Minutes

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/Vanguard" class="quote" target="_blank">Vanguard</a> (<a href="#52" class="quote">Reply 52</a>):<br/><i> I see <acronym title="Ethiopian Airline...

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by Confuscius
Fri Feb 12, 2016 12:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Possibly Shortest 747 Flight Ever 14 Minutes
Replies: 63
Views: 23926

RE: Possibly Shortest 747 Flight Ever 14 Minutes

I think the shortest distance 747 flights are the B# and C# flights because they takeoff and land in the same airport.

[Edited 2016-02-11 16:30:55]

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by Confuscius
Fri Feb 05, 2016 7:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First Pictures Of Norwegian Boeing 787-9
Replies: 18
Views: 12978

RE: First Pictures Of Norwegian Boeing 787-9

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/solnabo" class="quote" target="_blank">solnabo</a> (<a href="#4" class="quote">Reply 4</a>):<br/><i>Prefere her on our banknote</i></font></td><...

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by Confuscius
Tue Feb 02, 2016 4:39 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 7 Of 20 Wealthiest US Cities In SF Bay Area
Replies: 24
Views: 2155

RE: 7 Of 20 Wealthiest US Cities In SF Bay Area

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/LAX772LR" class="quote" target="_blank">LAX772LR</a> (<a href="#1" class="quote">Reply 1</a>):<br/><i>Many/most of them could never function wit...

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by Confuscius
Mon Feb 01, 2016 5:33 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: KC-46 Production, Testing And Delivery
Replies: 1301
Views: 62755

RE: KC-46 Production, Testing And Delivery Part 3

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/KarelXWB" class="quote" target="_blank">KarelXWB</a> (<a href="#191" class="quote">Reply 191</a>):<br/><i> <acronym title="Carpatian Air Transpo...

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by Confuscius
Sat Jan 30, 2016 12:38 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Militia Group Takes Federal Facility In Eastern Or
Replies: 160
Views: 6445

RE: Militia Group Takes Federal Facility In Eastern Or

Lavoy Finicum has been martyred. I presume he's now up in the big ranch in the sky with his 72 cattles.

[Edited 2016-01-29 16:40:37]

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by Confuscius
Fri Jan 29, 2016 9:02 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Glenn Frey Have Died
Replies: 15
Views: 1591

RE: Glenn Frey Have Died

Paul Kantner of Jefferson Airplane dies at 74.

http://www.usatoday.com/story/life/m...planes-paul-kantner-dies/79490508/

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by Confuscius
Mon Jan 25, 2016 11:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Still Considering A CSeries Or E2 Order
Replies: 62
Views: 11925

RE: United Still Considering A CSeries Or E2 Order

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/lostsound" class="quote" target="_blank">lostsound</a> (<a href="#9" class="quote">Reply 9</a>):<br/><i>Every airline has said again and again i...

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by Confuscius
Tue Jan 19, 2016 1:15 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Glenn Frey Have Died
Replies: 15
Views: 1591

RE: Glenn Frey Have Died

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/thunderboltdrgn" class="quote" target="_blank">thunderboltdrgn</a> (<a href="#4" class="quote">Reply 4</a>):<br/><i>Brian May himself suddenly f...

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by Confuscius
Mon Jan 18, 2016 8:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Wojick: A320neo Vs 737 MAX Has Yet To Begin
Replies: 268
Views: 23290

RE: Wojick: A320neo Vs 737 MAX Has Yet To Begin

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/KarelXWB" class="quote" target="_blank">KarelXWB</a> (<a href="#0" class="quote">Thread starter</a>):<br/><i>Wojick: A320neo Vs 737 MAX <b>Has Y...

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by Confuscius
Wed Jan 13, 2016 6:45 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Powerball Lottery - Estimated @ $1.3B
Replies: 162
Views: 3491

RE: Powerball Lottery - Estimated @ $1.3B

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/einsteinboricua" class="quote" target="_blank">einsteinboricua</a> (<a href="#94" class="quote">Reply 94</a>):<br/><i>I'll buy an A330 and jet a...

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by Confuscius
Wed Jan 13, 2016 4:12 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Powerball Lottery - Estimated @ $1.3B
Replies: 162
Views: 3491

RE: Powerball Lottery - Estimated @ $1.3B

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/fr8mech" class="quote" target="_blank">fr8mech</a> (<a href="#85" class="quote">Reply 85</a>):<br/><i/></font></td></tr></table> Don't bother. T...

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by Confuscius
Sun Jan 10, 2016 8:17 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Powerball Lottery - Estimated @ $1.3B
Replies: 162
Views: 3491

RE: Powerball Lottery - Estimated @ $1.3B

Local and state governments ought to start playing Powerball.

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by Confuscius
Sun Jan 10, 2016 4:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Where Are The Saudi MD-90s?
Replies: 24
Views: 9476

RE: Where Are The Saudi MD-90s?

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/UA444" class="quote" target="_blank">UA444</a> (<a href="#4" class="quote">Reply 4</a>):<br/><i>The contract with the original manufacturer was ...

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by Confuscius
Wed Jan 06, 2016 10:10 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Ted Cruz: "It's Settled LAW That I'm Natural Born"
Replies: 61
Views: 2969

RE: Ted Cruz: "It's Settled LAW That I'm Natural Born"

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/LAX772LR" class="quote" target="_blank">LAX772LR</a> (<a href="#11" class="quote">Reply 11</a>):<br/><i>Quoting ikramerica (Reply 10): He's pret...

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by Confuscius
Wed Jan 06, 2016 6:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian B789 In Production With A Swedish Touch
Replies: 21
Views: 11338

RE: Norwegian B789 In Production With A Swedish Touch

Will we see an Ingmar and/or Ingrid Bergman in the future? Or perhaps a Johan Lundgren.

[Edited 2016-01-06 10:33:33]

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by Confuscius
Mon Jan 04, 2016 11:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A320neo First Delivery Delayed Until 2016
Replies: 58
Views: 19045

RE: A320neo First Delivery Delayed Until 2016

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/roseflyer" class="quote" target="_blank">roseflyer</a> (<a href="#0" class="quote">Thread starter</a>):<br/><i>Airbus and Pratt & Whitney ha...

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by Confuscius
Wed Dec 23, 2015 10:26 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: PBS And Music: Blatant Commercialism
Replies: 13
Views: 1287

PBS And Music: Blatant Commercialism

I enjoy TJ Lubinsky's My Music series on PBS.

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by Confuscius
Wed Dec 23, 2015 9:29 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Five Word Story Thread 2015 Edition, Part 4
Replies: 575
Views: 5260

RE: Five Word Story Thread 2015 Edition, Part 4

After 342 replies...

The End.

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by Confuscius
Wed Dec 23, 2015 7:39 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Two Closest Airports Served By The Same Airline
Replies: 159
Views: 23642

RE: Two Closest Airports Served By The Same Airlin

For military charters is even closer. Hickam Field and HNL are in the same airport.

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by Confuscius
Wed Dec 23, 2015 7:33 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: T-X Requirements Released
Replies: 196
Views: 44557

RE: T-X Requirements Released

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/Devilfish" class="quote" target="_blank">Devilfish</a> (<a href="#23" class="quote">Reply 23</a>):<br/><i/></font></td></tr></table> Looks like ...

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by Confuscius
Wed Dec 23, 2015 3:17 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: US Presidential Election - Part 3
Replies: 27
Views: 1522

RE: US Presidential Election - Part 3

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/einsteinboricua" class="quote" target="_blank">einsteinboricua</a> (<a href="#18" class="quote">Reply 18</a>):<br/><i/></font></td></tr></table>...

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by Confuscius
Wed Dec 23, 2015 4:56 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Miss Universe Pageant Screws Up Winner
Replies: 17
Views: 1549

RE: Miss Universe Pageant Screws Up Winner

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/einsteinboricua" class="quote" target="_blank">einsteinboricua</a> (<a href="#8" class="quote">Reply 8</a>):<br/><i>Miss Universe is actually qu...

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by Confuscius
Wed Dec 23, 2015 3:23 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: US Presidential Election - Part 3
Replies: 27
Views: 1522

RE: US Presidential Election - Part 3

The best situation for conservatives is for Rafael Cruz to win the party's nomination and for The Donald to run as an independent. They will have two hardcore conservatives to choose from in the general election. Add Nevadans, Cliven Bundy and Michelle Fiore as their respective running mates, its a ...

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by Confuscius
Wed Dec 23, 2015 12:06 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your Emptiest Flight?
Replies: 88
Views: 7438

RE: Your Emptiest Flight?

Back in the 90s and also my shortest flight. Three passengers on a United 757 from <acronym title="Santa Ana - John Wayne / Orange County (SNA / KSNA), USA - California">SNA</acronym> to <acronym title="Burbank (/ Glendale / Pasadena) - Bob Hope (Lockheed Air Terminal) (BUR / KBUR), USA - California...

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by Confuscius
Thu Dec 17, 2015 2:55 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Tipping Flight Attendants?
Replies: 30
Views: 4204

RE: Tipping Flight Attendants?

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/airportugal310" class="quote" target="_blank">airportugal310</a> (<a href="#1" class="quote">Reply 1</a>):<br/><i> I "tip" with gifts like choco...

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by Confuscius
Wed Dec 16, 2015 3:02 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: B-52 Interesting Piece Here.
Replies: 13
Views: 9401

RE: B-52 Interesting Piece Here.

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/MMO" class="quote" target="_blank">MMO</a> (<a href="#10" class="quote">Reply 10</a>):<br/><i/></font></td></tr></table> What if you had to badl...

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