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  1. Flew Concorde once westbound. Was a great experience but - at least eastbound - I'd rather fly in comfortable first class seat bed.
  2. For sale. $9,999. This deal just dropped in my lap and I don't need it, so I'm passing on the savings.
  3. He paid for his own education by working.
  4. No rational actor would loan a student $300,000 to get a music degree. Get the government out of the business of student loan guarantees and this problem will solve itself; the cost of education will quickly align with their economic potential for the student.
  5. BA0193 yesterday flew LHR-DFW with zero PAX.
  6. Fortunately, I was out a long time ago. Time to put politics aside. We are facing an unprecedented public health threat that will likely put our economy into recession...if we are lucky. Everyone stay safe. Wash your hands. Stay home if you can.
  7. Precisely my point. Fortunately, my stop losses kicked in before my panic would have. No one is looking at their stock portfolio this week and having happy thoughts. Unless they were out of the market entirely.
  8. Because that's what they do when there's big news. Shares ended the week about where they started. Have mentioned a time or two before, I bought for a decade, not a month or year. That said, I'm not loving the drip, drip, drip delay strategy.
  9. Complicated issue actually. BA will certainly be paying out $B. But airlines also seeing higher profits because of slower ASK growth.
  10. Nope. Thanksgiving in Europe. Hope all had a nice holiday. Was hysterical to ask our tour guides about the meaning of Black Friday. They don't celebrate Thanksgiving in Italy, but they do worship the day after!
  11. Essentially, you are correct. The engines on the 737Max are larger (and more efficient). To fit them under the wing without changing the landing gear, they were moved forward so that the largest part of the engine (the fan) could be raised without interfering with the wing structure. The change did not create instability but in some situations the difference in the engine placement could cause the aircraft to pitch up more than the 737NG and MCAS was designed to counteract this to prevent the aircraft from stalling. MCAS is only active when the autopilot is not engaged (because the autopilot h
  12. Only time will tell, but I wouldn't hold your breath for that outcome. Same was said about the "radical" use of battery power in the 787, particularly after the ET fire. If the Max program stalls, maybe Boeing will proceed with NMA. They probably wish they'd already done at this point.
  13. Actually, my poking the bear with respect to @Oaktown is an admittedly childish response to his doing the same. So, that's my "he started it" defense. IDGAF if you think it's condescending frankly. That said, I'm not at all cavalier about the design flaw. And I don't disagree with the general skepticism and distrust of Boeing (see below) in this circumstance. And I have not suggested - at all - that share prices will rebound in the short term. In fact, I'd prefer they not do so. What I've said, several times, is that I've invested (and have provided details for share prices IIRC) and I b
  14. Actually, my poking the bear with respect to @Oaktown is an admittedly childish response to his doing the same. So, that's my "he started it" defense. IDGAF if you think it's condescending frankly. That said, I'm not at all cavalier about the design flaw. And I don't disagree with the general skepticism and distrust of Boeing (see below) in this circumstance. And I have not suggested - at all - that share prices will rebound in the short term. In fact, I'd prefer they not do so. What I've said, several times, is that I've invested (and have provided details for share prices IIRC) and I b
  15. Got it. No, I'd not look to the head of the flight attendant's union to judge the airworthiness of an airliner. I'm pretty sure the FAA and at least one congressional committee are taking a microscopic approach to evaluating the plane's future. As it should be.
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