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7 hours ago, hobot said:

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You could smoke in a plane in the 70s and they were low altitude flights by current standards. I'll never forget watching everybody's drinks hit the ceiling during bad turbulence and drip back down on them, except for my dad's drink - no spills! Looks at me and says, "it's a sailor thing"...

Eastern Airlines flew 4 engine prop planes back then. I'm pretty sure I flew in one of these:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lockheed_L-188_Electra

 

 

 

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22 minutes ago, Liquid said:

 

You could smoke in a plane in the 70s and they were low altitude flights by current standards. I'll never forget watching everybody's drinks hit the ceiling during bad turbulence and drip back down on them, except for my dad's drink - no spills! Looks at me and says, "it's a sailor thing"...

Eastern Airlines flew 4 engine prop planes back then. I'm pretty sure I flew in one of these:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lockheed_L-188_Electra

 

 

 

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i was flying in Boeing 707's in the 60's,  we were at a pretty high altitude..

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12 minutes ago, Grande Mastere Dreade said:

i was flying in Boeing 707's in the 60's,  we were at a pretty high altitude..

How high?

Regardless, sorry, I was only single digits years old then. I wasn't fully versed in all things aviation at that time... nor had I flown on a jet as all panes had propellers to me! 

I flew on regional Eastern Airlines 4X prop planes in the 70s, that had a low altitude ceiling (cause they weren't jets!!)....

Congrats on your 707 fights at high altitudes.

Did you get a pin?

 

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11 minutes ago, Liquid said:

How high?

Regardless, sorry, I was only single digits years old then. I wasn't fully versed in all things aviation at that time... nor had I flown on a jet as all panes had propellers to me! 

I flew on regional Eastern Airlines 4X prop planes in the 70s, that had a low altitude ceiling (cause they weren't jets!!)....

Congrats on your 707 fights at high altitudes.

Did you get a pin?

 

actually quite a few pins, and the stews were hot..    the smoking was bad, my siblings and I got good at aiming the air vents to keep it away...    I liked PanAM, but KLM served better food, BOAC, was so so...  the 707's used to have a lounge in the front of the plane

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37 minutes ago, Grande Mastere Dreade said:

actually quite a few pins, and the stews were hot..    the smoking was bad, my siblings and I got good at aiming the air vents to keep it away...    I liked PanAM, but KLM served better food, BOAC, was so so...  the 707's used to have a lounge in the front of the plane

My aunt (who was very hot and previously a NYC fashion model) was a stewardess for Pan Am on the first transatlantic 707 flight.  She met Nicky Hilton on that flight and they dated for some time.  Apparently, except for attentive birth control practices, I came that close to being Paris Hilton's 2nd cousin, it seems.  (And maybe getting discounted hotel rates!)

She went on to much better things.

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48 minutes ago, Grande Mastere Dreade said:

actually quite a few pins, and the stews were hot..    the smoking was bad, my siblings and I got good at aiming the air vents to keep it away...    I liked PanAM, but KLM served better food, BOAC, was so so...  the 707's used to have a lounge in the front of the plane

I got my pins when I visited the cockpit!

Those were the days...

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2 hours ago, Liquid said:

You could smoke in a plane in the 70s and they were low altitude flights by current standards.

Unless you only flew on short hops or feeder airlines I think you're confusing the 70's with the 50's.

The 70's were mostly 747's and the like for long distance and flew above 30,000.

I can remember being pissed at having to fly back from Europe in a DC8 in '76 - small, no movies, no nuthin but reading for 11 hours.

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3 minutes ago, Marcjsmith said:

The other harbinger of the Christmas season is when ralphie shoots his eye out   Love that movie....

 

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That meme hits too close B)

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If somebody told me 30 years ago that I would spend my retirement in Poland, unable to do much of anything except post memes on a sailing forum full of assorted reprobates and miscreants, I would have been like "Yeah, sure bro.  Whatchyou been smokin' ?".  

Yet here I am.  :lol:

And here you go.

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10 hours ago, Liquid said:

 

You could smoke in a plane in the 70s and they were low altitude flights by current standards. I'll never forget watching everybody's drinks hit the ceiling during bad turbulence and drip back down on them, except for my dad's drink - no spills! Looks at me and says, "it's a sailor thing"...

Eastern Airlines flew 4 engine prop planes back then. I'm pretty sure I flew in one of these:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lockheed_L-188_Electra

 

 

 

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My family took a flight back in the 70's and my mom booked the tickets on a "K fare" which was a discounted fare without a meal.  Saved $75 per ticket.  The guy sitting next to my dad asked why he didn't get a meal and my dad explained the K Fare and the guy looked down and said "I paid $75 for this?"

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10 hours ago, SloopJonB said:

Unless you only flew on short hops or feeder airlines I think you're confusing the 70's with the 50's.

The 70's were mostly 747's and the like for long distance and flew above 30,000.

I can remember being pissed at having to fly back from Europe in a DC8 in '76 - small, no movies, no nuthin but reading for 11 hours.

It was the 70s and yes they were short hop/regional flights via Eastern Airlines. My example is Rochester, NY to Westchester, NY in loud, smoked filled and very bumpy prop planes. Clearly the end of life for the old birds.

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50 minutes ago, Liquid said:

It was the 70s and yes they were short hop/regional flights via Eastern Airlines. My example is Rochester, NY to Westchester, NY in loud, smoked filled and very bumpy prop planes. Clearly the end of life for the old birds.

1981 and I am flying Northwest Orient roundtrip from DTW to MKE on a Convair 580  - 2X tubro-prop.  Big, wide seats, plenty of legroom and large, square windows.

NWO kept 580s in service until 1988 

 

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56 minutes ago, Liquid said:

It was the 70s and yes they were short hop/regional flights via Eastern Airlines. My example is Rochester, NY to Westchester, NY in loud, smoked filled and very bumpy prop planes. Clearly the end of life for the old birds.

I think this was the end of life for them. :D

I think all the decent ones ended up here in Abbotsford being converted by Conair.

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2 minutes ago, warbird said:

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Oh look.  It's war turd.  Drunk yet today? 

Have you considered the guy alone in the car has his mask on because maybe he's a caregiver who transports seniors with compromised immune systems? 

If course you didn't.  Idiot. 

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20 minutes ago, Grrr... said:

Oh look.  It's war turd.  Drunk yet today? 

Have you considered the guy alone in the car has his mask on because maybe he's a caregiver who transports seniors with compromised immune systems? 

If course you didn't.  Idiot. 

That's one in a million.

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1 hour ago, warbird said:
1 hour ago, Grrr... said:

Oh look.  It's war turd.  Drunk yet today? 

Have you considered the guy alone in the car has his mask on because maybe he's a caregiver who transports seniors with compromised immune systems? 

If course you didn't.  Idiot. 

That's one in a million.

How about he just came from a crowded store and is driving a short distance to another crowded store?

Seems like the only choices you can recognize are pussy and manly stupidity.

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6 hours ago, Grrr... said:

Oh look.  It's war turd.  Drunk yet today? 

Have you considered the guy alone in the car has his mask on because maybe he's a caregiver who transports seniors with compromised immune systems? 

If course you didn't.  Idiot. 

He may or may not be drunk right now but in the morning he’ll probably be sober.

Unfortunately for the rest of us, tomorrow you’ll still be stupid.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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6 minutes ago, SloopJonB said:

Keeriste, you can't even plagiarize competently.

And you are no Snaggletooth….

 

 

And wait a feckin minute, didn’t you declare just yesterday that you had me on ignore.

 

Again!!!
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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7 hours ago, Grrr... said:

Oh look.  It's war turd.  Drunk yet today? 

Have you considered the guy alone in the car has his mask on because maybe he's a caregiver who transports seniors with compromised immune systems? 

If course you didn't.  Idiot. 

 

5 hours ago, SloopJonB said:

How about he just came from a crowded store and is driving a short distance to another crowded store?

Seems like the only choices you can recognize are pussy and manly stupidity.

The level of "butt hurt" you to juviniles display is fucking amazing. Take your PA whining to PA. The other 90% of us are tired of your Karen BS.

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8 hours ago, RedTuna said:

The last Covid strain was "Nu."  How'd we suddenly get to "Omicron?"

 

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Chibese president xi?

 

What if the next version was named trump?  Wouldnt it get skipped out of some respect?

 

Also not every varient is widespread enough for idiots to keep track of them.  

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On 11/26/2021 at 10:10 AM, warbird said:

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Uber drivers are required to have them on while on duty, even when there is no one else in the car.

 

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9 hours ago, BeSafe said:

There is ZERO chance that China would allow a virus to be named 'Xi'.  I bet your right.

Just wait til we hit covid - chi.  You better believe that one isn't happening either.  Subordinating the WHO has benefits. 

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27 minutes ago, MauiPunter said:

Uber drivers are required to have them on while on duty, even when there is no one else in the car.

 

You don't understand.  Pointing out how his memes are inaccurate and not funny (especially when he uses them as a political tool like this) is now called being "butt hurt". 

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10 minutes ago, Grrr... said:

You don't understand.  Pointing out how his memes are inaccurate and not funny (especially when he uses them as a political tool like this) is now called being "butt hurt". 

Get a life.  97%  of US are laughing at this shit and "butt hurt" is YOU

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21 minutes ago, Grrr... said:

You don't understand.  Pointing out how his memes are inaccurate and not funny (especially when he uses them as a political tool like this) is now called being "butt hurt". 

Who is using a political tool. A social tool?  Maybe.  If it is political, it is only because YOU took it as political.  EVERYONE else took it as humour.

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2 hours ago, peragrin said:

Chibese president xi?

 

What if the next version was named trump?  Wouldnt it get skipped out of some respect?

 

Also not every varient is widespread enough for idiots to keep track of them.  

https://www.smh.com.au/world/europe/why-who-chose-omicron-not-xi-for-new-covid-variant-20211128-p59cu0.html

In a statement, the WHO said it skipped Nu for clarity and Xi to avoid causing offence generally.

“‘Nu’ is too easily confounded with ‘new,’ and ‘Xi’ was not used because it is a common last name,” the WHO said, adding that the agency’s “best practices for naming disease suggest avoiding ‘causing offence to any cultural, social, national, regional, professional or ethnic groups.‘”

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1 hour ago, warbird said:

Who is using a political tool. A social tool?  Maybe.  If it is political, it is only because YOU took it as political.  EVERYONE else took it as humour.

Ummm... no they didn't.

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2 minutes ago, SloopJonB said:

Ummm... no they didn't.

Ummmm, yes they did. Most people  have a sense of humor, except people of an excessively liberal persuasive who have no sense of humor and should and must limit their discourse to PA where they can make asses out of themselves together with out bothering the rational people. 

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9 hours ago, hobot said:

^^^remember when Portland was just weird and everyone was fine with it that way?

What the heck happened?

They weren't actually - that pic caused a huge fuss - I'm not sure but the mayor may have even lost his job for doing it.

A lot of overly serious people just couldn't get the humour and thought it glorified flashers.

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