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post #1 of 21 (permalink) Old 12-07-2012, 04:12 PM Thread Starter
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OK it official the Chinese government has given the landing rights to land in their country to AA in exchange for their maintenance being done in china. The reverse thrusters and landing gear on the plane your flying on is being done by someone making 70 cents an hour and about to go on strike. “Not a good ideal”. The US government is going to pay me $460 a week to ride my V down south for 2 ½ years and drink beer on the beach. Sounds like a good idea to me as I don’t have any debt. “I don’t” Life is good. Do you have to have insurance to dive in Argentina? Cheers, JET
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I was waiting a few days to see if anyone else was able to follow the story line of that post and could explain it to me.

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Is he trying to say the US Govt will pay all is bills including Beers just because of landing rights and some maintenance work on AA planes.

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Thanks for the heads up, I won't be flying AA.. 2 1/2 years of Obama bucks to ride and swill beer? Sounds like a no brainer..
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I think he is saying he is (or will be) laid off, because his job (aircraft maintenance?) is gonna be performed by Chinese workers. His unemployment will be $460 a week, so he's gonna say "screw it, I'm going to Argentina!".


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I think he is saying he is (or will be) laid off, because his job (aircraft maintenance?) is gonna be performed by Chinese workers. His unemployment will be $460 a week, so he's gonna say "screw it, I'm going to Argentina!".


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I think you got it.
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Well why not drink it up! Go with the flow! Go for a ride!

Still something really bothers me about that story!

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Thanks for the translation. Now I get it.

I'm all for taking a ride to make the best something positive out of a bad situation, but on the other hand, a couple of years drinking beer on the beach in Argentina is going to make for a big hole on the ol' resume when the unemployment payments run out.

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I agree, and take it from me, it's near impossible to recover from.
A similar situation is why I'm a stay at home dad. Not that I don't love this job, I sometimes wish I had my old career.
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I'm a stay-at-home Dad too.

I just don't have any kids.

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That's the catch. You can leave whenever you want; I have "responsibilities". :P
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I am sorry this is not a pity party. I have skills; I can do whatever I want. If your broken down 100 miles from nowhere I’m your best friend. I was just saying that if you are sitting in an airport and delayed because of maintenance problems there is a financial reason. Bean counters are running the world and don’t know squat about airplanes. Hope no one gets killed while they educate themselves. Howard Hughes, C.R. Smith, Bob Crandall, Herb Keller were all airplane guys and you cannot change the physics of flying. Metals expand and contract as the temperatures change and have exposure to the elements.
My biggest problem is whether I want to ride my 40 year old Beemer down south or ride the V. My Beemer carries more and the tech on it is rock solid but it’s not as fun as my V.
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post #13 of 21 (permalink) Old 12-13-2012, 09:31 AM
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Beemer w/trailer hitch? Get a trailer - bring both! Beemer without hitch? Put one there!
Advantage - you don't have to make a choice .
Or is the Beemer a two wheeled sucker? Then I'd definitely go for the V! Don't worry about spare parts.
If it should break down and there are no parts locally around - you'll get an opportunity to explore and enjoy the surroundings while you wait for for them to arrive.
http://www.kawasakiargentina.com/ - they could assist. Let the good times roll!

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...My biggest problem is whether I want to ride my 40 year old Beemer down south or ride the V. My Beemer carries more and the tech on it is rock solid but it’s not as fun as my V.
Cheers,
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EASY solution - take the V!


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Beemer w/trailer hitch? Get a trailer - bring both! Beemer without hitch? Put one there!
Advantage - you don't have to make a choice .
Or is the Beemer a two wheeled sucker? Then I'd definitely go for the V! Don't worry about spare parts.
If it should break down and there are no parts locally around - you'll get an opportunity to explore and enjoy the surroundings while you wait for for them to arrive.
http://www.kawasakiargentina.com/ - they could assist. Let the good times roll!
In my experience, "Beemer" refers to a motorcycle, while "Bimmer" refers to the caged ones.

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My Versys trip to D2D 2013, and Alaska, June '13
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My Versys trip to D2D 2015, and Inuvik, June '15
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fasteddiecopeman: Each day on this exquisite forum I learn more and more, even about cars! Thank you!
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post #17 of 21 (permalink) Old 12-14-2012, 10:35 AM
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I respond to some posts just hoping to help somebody understand. LOTS of people helped me in that fashion, and I'm happy that you are getting something....


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Gotta rant here so if you don't feel like reading it stop here.

When will America stop giving away our future to the bloody Chinese? "Ok to Land if they can do maintenance", and AA does it so the share holders can make a lot of money. Do you what know what A&P skills they have over there! Don't get me started about the QA aspect of it and the non FAA regulations.

God I am sick of seeing jobs/our future as a manufacturing power leave the USA.

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I have a flight on AA with tickets already purchased for next Feb. Hope the planes stay together long enough to complete that safely, and then I'm done with them.

I agree with your rant, pmac, although I put alot of blame on Corporations that gave American technology to the Chinese in return for the right to partner with the Chinese military-government-politican-scamsters there so they could sell it in China.

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I have a flight on AA with tickets already purchased for next Feb. Hope the planes stay together long enough to complete that safely, and then I'm done with them.

I agree with your rant, pmac, although I put alot of blame on Corporations that gave American technology to the Chinese in return for the right to partner with the Chinese military-government-politican-scamsters there so they could sell it in China.
You mean so they could rip it off in China.
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