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Old Jul 16th 2021, 11:45 am
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Originally Posted by Jsmth321
Could you imagine flying across the Atlantic in an aircraft like this? Early aviators were brave souls.

I agree but they probably had more leg room and better food than todays trans atlantic flights,
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Old Jul 16th 2021, 11:46 am
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Originally Posted by Cheltonian
I agree but they probably had more leg room and better food than todays trans atlantic flights,
Probably didn't fight over the overhead bins either or bring on board inflatable alligators or big sombreros.
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Old Jul 16th 2021, 12:05 pm
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Originally Posted by Cheltonian
I agree but they probably had more leg room and better food than todays trans atlantic flights,
Not on that one. With every possible inch dedicated to carrying fuel I think Lindbergh's comfort had to suffer a bit


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Old Jul 16th 2021, 12:33 pm
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Comfort you will need to be the judge.



Photo of the Spirit Of St. Louis on its first flight during testing in San Diego, here it is seen departing what was then called Dutch Flats, which with time no longer exists, just concrete and traffic now. The city was inspired after this to build an airport which opened the following year, just a couple miles west of the above location, and named the airport Lindbergh Field, which the airport was called until 2003 when they renamed it San Diego International Airport. The airport is still in the same location as it was when it opened, although the passenger terminal moved to the opposite in the 1960's where the original 1960's terminal still stands.








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Old Jul 17th 2021, 6:58 am
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Would be nice to have like a small reptile/aquarium supply store online.
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Old Jul 17th 2021, 10:41 am
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Anyone know what language this is?

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I do wonder sometimes what the purpose of these types of listings are from 3rd party sellers, surely nobody is going to spend 11k on a toaster over. Money laundering via Amazon? Oh well shipping is only $5.54


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Originally Posted by Jsmth321
I do wonder sometimes what the purpose of these types of listings are from 3rd party sellers, surely nobody is going to spend 11k on a toaster over. Money laundering via Amazon? Oh well shipping is only $5.54
Well isn't that just typical. On Amazon US it's available for a bargain $1529.24
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Well isn't that just typical. On Amazon US it's available for a bargain $1529.24
Even the scammers jack the price up on the Canadian site.....

I guess these listings serve some purpose, I just don't know who would actually pay that price....so not sure what the purpose is for such listings.

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Old Jul 19th 2021, 2:52 am
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She shouldn't have been allowed into the country in the first place, the bigoted loudmouth. As the Deputy Prime Minister said, 'pack your bongo and get out of the country'
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Old Jul 19th 2021, 1:39 pm
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Contract Amazon delivery drivers are getting lazier and lazier I swear

This was my package getting thrown to the ground this afternoon, good job it wasn't 9AM with everyone at work all day.


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Amazon has unrealistic expectations, low pay, and it's any surprise any of their stuff gets delivered these days.

Amazon has had people give up on the job middle of delivering, parking up the truck and walking away (for those who don't use their own car.)

Not the worst I have seen, the videos on youtube with Amazon drivers can be entertaining.

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Contract Amazon delivery drivers are getting lazier and lazier I swear

This was my package getting thrown to the ground this afternoon, good job it wasn't 9AM with everyone at work all day.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1GgjYG918nE
That's pretty shabby. The last time I bought anything on Amazon was about 2 years ago and it was a Battco laptop battery. The driver came up to the house but instead of putting it in the mailbox or between the screen door and front door (like the letter carrier does) he just dropped it on the porch and didn't even ring the doorbell. At the time I thought that was careless; didn't realise I was getting the deluxe service. Luckily I don't need or order anything from Amazon so it isn't an issue. The item I purchased online last Wednesday from BC was delivered yesterday (3 business days via Express Post) and since it was a bit big for the mailbox, it was tucked between the front doors. I'll bet he rang the bell too; he usually does.
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