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Re: How was your flight?
« Reply #25 on: September 08, 2023, 11:48:56 AM »
Oh poo to you.

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Re: How was your flight?
« Reply #26 on: September 08, 2023, 11:51:46 AM »
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Re: How was your flight?
« Reply #27 on: September 08, 2023, 02:59:28 PM »
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Re: How was your flight?
« Reply #28 on: September 08, 2023, 05:25:42 PM »
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Re: How was your flight?
« Reply #29 on: September 08, 2023, 07:53:43 PM »
Well, they don't also call it "The Runs" for nothing.

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Re: How was your flight?
« Reply #30 on: September 09, 2023, 07:32:07 AM »
https://babylonbee.com/news/spirit-airlines-introduces-new-bargain-flight-where-they-just-launch-you-in-a-medieval-trebuchet

(which is still preferable to the aforementioned Delta flight)


Sounds almost like Ryan Air's plan a few years ago that would have eliminated seats entirely in favor of subway style straps and poles.
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Re: How was your flight?
« Reply #31 on: September 09, 2023, 08:13:37 PM »
Sounds almost like Ryan Air's plan a few years ago that would have eliminated seats entirely in favor of subway style straps and poles.

Given the seats on commercial flights these days that might not be such a bad things.

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Re: How was your flight?
« Reply #32 on: September 10, 2023, 07:15:24 AM »
I think Ryan's proposal was mainly a thought experiment, but I seem to recall that the FAA told them that under no circumstances would any plane so fitted out would be given clearance to land in US-controlled airspace.

Pretty sure several European nations told them the same thing.
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Re: How was your flight?
« Reply #33 on: September 10, 2023, 10:38:17 AM »


Speaking of straphangers on airplanes, having ridden the NYC subways for 4 (high school) years plus 2 (first job) years I can tell you that sudden stops are adventures.

Not so much when cheek-to-cheek crowded, since the mass of bodies acts as one inertial unit, but that still gets pretty gropey.

The real danger is when people still have room to walk around and may be between handholds.  Almost tuck and roll time.

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Re: How was your flight?
« Reply #34 on: September 10, 2023, 10:48:24 AM »
This is getting too nasty. I'm wiping and going home now. >:D

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Re: How was your flight?
« Reply #35 on: September 10, 2023, 11:11:26 AM »
Maybe they had the fish for dinner

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Re: How was your flight?
« Reply #36 on: September 10, 2023, 11:39:37 AM »
Just snooping around re subway straphangers, when this image popped up I got a good laugh:



A Jergen's Hand Lotion ad, so I don't have to credit the image.

I think Ryan's proposal was mainly a thought experiment, but I seem to recall that the FAA told them that under no circumstances would any plane so fitted out would be given clearance to land in US-controlled airspace.

Pretty sure several European nations told them the same thing.

Even in an emergency such a Delta's? 

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Re: How was your flight?
« Reply #37 on: September 11, 2023, 07:21:44 AM »
Friend of mine works for here in DC, and most of his team is in Boston. He was going to fly out yesterday for a week in Boston. His flight was canceled, so he's having to fly today.

He's not crazy about that thought.
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Re: How was your flight?
« Reply #38 on: September 11, 2023, 03:55:50 PM »
Friend of mine works for here in DC, and most of his team is in Boston. He was going to fly out yesterday for a week in Boston. His flight was canceled, so he's having to fly today.

He's not crazy about that thought.

I think I would have chosen Amtrak.
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Re: How was your flight?
« Reply #39 on: September 12, 2023, 07:58:49 AM »
Well, I THINK he made it to Boston... finally.

He got to Reagan National yesterday around Noon for a 1:45 flight.

He texted me at 5 pm saying he was going out of his mind, his flight kept getting delayed because of bands of heavy weather moving through the North East.

At 7 pm he said they were FINALLY on the plane, but were pushing back to the terminal to take on more fuel because they were going to have to fly a non-direct route to get around some of the storms.

That's the last I heard from him. So, either he's on the same island as the Lost folks or he's finally gotten to Boston.

He and I did discuss Amtrak. He said if he has to go to Boston again he's going to glide the friendly rails.  =D
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Re: How was your flight?
« Reply #40 on: September 12, 2023, 12:20:01 PM »
Is driving not an option?  Be about the same trip time by the time he is done.

I guess there is a lot of public transit in those two cities.  Not at all the same as if I were to go to Oklahoma.  Probably a lot less parking also. 
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Re: How was your flight?
« Reply #41 on: September 12, 2023, 01:13:38 PM »
You know, there are many things I'm willing to try at least once in life.

Driving in Boston metro is not one of them.

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Re: How was your flight?
« Reply #42 on: September 15, 2023, 07:43:13 PM »
Gotta know when you can trust a fart.

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Re: How was your flight?
« Reply #43 on: September 15, 2023, 08:06:55 PM »
The older you get the bigger the gamble that becomes.

Like throwing dice (Craps)
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Re: How was your flight?
« Reply #44 on: September 29, 2023, 09:35:25 AM »
Woman NAKED from waist down stuns fellow passengers as she waits in line for Spirit Airlines flight in Florida
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Re: How was your flight?
« Reply #45 on: September 29, 2023, 10:12:41 AM »
On my Flight from PVR to DFW, I could tell a few people had Montezuma's revenge with multiple trips to the head on a 180-minute flight. I was two rows from the bathroom, and I could hear a little grunting occasionally.
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Re: How was your flight?
« Reply #46 on: December 23, 2023, 01:36:51 PM »
You know what they say about airline food
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Re: How was your flight?
« Reply #47 on: December 23, 2023, 10:45:07 PM »
I reiterate my food spoilage rule:  "If in doubt, throw it out."


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Re: How was your flight?
« Reply #48 on: December 24, 2023, 09:08:10 AM »
I reiterate my food spoilage rule:  "If in doubt, throw it out."

Or feed it to your employees  >:D
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Re: How was your flight?
« Reply #49 on: December 24, 2023, 11:16:12 AM »
Woman NAKED from waist down stuns fellow passengers as she waits in line for Spirit Airlines flight in Florida
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-12573583/naked-woman-spirit-airlines-florida-video.html

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