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  1. NEDude

    China West Air-FO Spots

    You mean the physical that is based off of 18-21 year olds who have lived their entire lives on rice, noodles and cigarettes?
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    Sure, Blow Off That College Degree

    Fixed it for you based on the news today. LOL
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    Sure, Blow Off That College Degree

    I think the key issue is what do you want to do with your life and where you want to go. If you want to be a high school social studies teacher, then you are going to need a some sort of liberal arts degree - political science, history, etc. If you want to become a doctor you will need to an...
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    EK Road Shows

    Can't speak to audits, but I do have a friend working for Emirates and he says several banks in Dubai have begun refusing American customers due to FATCA.
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    EK Road Shows

    My point is valid even if some of the information may not be entirely correct in every circumstance. The point is that being an expat is extremely complicated from a U.S. tax perspective and there are a lot of people who mistakenly believe that they do not have to file/pay taxes if they work...
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    EK Road Shows

    Foreign earned income only applies to regular income earned within the borders of another country. It does not include housing allowances, bonuses, or retirement and investment accounts/dividends. Nor does it include, according to the IRS interpretation, any money earned in international...
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    Dubai and Skype

    Hey, let's resurrect a six year old thread just to make a smart a** comment!
  8. NEDude

    why is United so cheap?

    The problem with accountants is their process can only deal in known factors. For example, cutting the number of bananas from 5 per flight to 2 will save us XXX dollars. Or outsourcing our ground handling to ABC ground services will save us XXX dollars. Unfortunately the cost of disgruntled...
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    Delta cutting International flights 3%

    How many other routes do they fly between Europe and North America? Honestly I am not okay with that route, Emirates is not a European airline, nor a North American airline. They have no business on that route. Overall how many Emirates routes do not touch Dubai? I am not a fan of the ME...
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    Delta cutting International flights 3%

    I am having a hard time understanding why the ME carriers are such a threat to the U.S. carriers. Unless I am flying to the ME or perhaps India, flying on one of those carriers will take me a long way out of the way. It makes no sense to fly on a ME carrier from the States to Europe or to the...
  11. NEDude

    Hainan Airlines

    You have to take pprune with a hefty helping of salt. It is by far the worst aviation bitch board out there. People on there find the silliest things to whine about. I remember one thread a few years back about how Emirates was the worst place on earth because crews were not allowed to drink the...
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    Wanna fly a LCC 787 out of JFK? Norwegian Longhaul hiring JFK based pilots...

    Doubtful that anyone who is looking to fly 787s for Norwegian will be the types who are looking at American, Delta or United some day. My guess is if they find Americans who are willing to apply it will come from the ranks of guys 50 and older who have been slogging it out in Asia or the Middle...
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    Abu Dhabi slaying

    You are correct!
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    Abu Dhabi slaying

    I hate to throw gasoline on the fire, but you claimed Russia is now a first world country. However in the article you presented and in the related articles, Russia is not classified as a "first world" country. As the definition has changed from its old cold war definition, there is no current...
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    Abu Dhabi slaying

    Re-read my original post: I am often amazed at comments from many Americans who have never lived overseas regarding the 'danger'. Of the modern and developed first world countries out there, and I would include the UAE in that, the United States is easily the most dangerous and violent country...
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    Abu Dhabi slaying

    I was not referring to total crimes between the UAE and the U.S. I was referring to your chances of being a victim of a crime between the U.S. and other first world, developed, modern countries of which I would include the UAE in that. Based on violent crime rates (per capita - which neutralizes...
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    Abu Dhabi slaying

    I am often amazed at comments from many Americans who have never lived overseas regarding the 'danger'. Of the modern and developed first world countries out there, and I would include the UAE in that, the United States is easily the most dangerous and violent country to live in. I get more...
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    747 weight restrictions

    I got stuck in HKG a few years ago trying to jumpseat on UAL back to the states. There were open seats, but weight restrictions, so I could not get on. Ended up taking Atlas through ANC.
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    I don't care!!!!

    VX has at least one that was not born female. There was a rumor of a second one was well.
  20. NEDude

    Mesa's Ornstein pi$$ed at Congress? Watch out...

    "In a pre-convention interview with AIN, RAA vice president Scott Foose dismissed charges that the shortage of pilots has resulted from the regionals' low starting pay, and asserted that a pilot's lifetime career earnings compare favorably with many professions requiring similar levels of...
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