29 thoughts on “Our Daily Thread 4-27-22

  1. Morning all..sweet dreams Jo
    It is a rather cloudy coolish morning here and we are in hopes of some precipitation sometime tonight or tomorrow. So many are on pins and needles concerning fire danger and that is all that is talked about on the news. I agree we are in a perilous situation and steps should be taken to be aware but it is as though they want to whip everyone into panic mode. Take deep breaths and use the noggin the Lord gave you! 😊
    Husband awakened us all…even Pip…at 3:30 am so that he could drive with a friend to climb a 13’r. I think they may run into some snowy weather up there. Me? I’m here tending to the dogs and cleaning the house…..

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  2. Friends are there dealing with the passing of a loved one in Allentown and have to be there for a few weeks. I will pass along your recommendation, AJ.

    Thank you, Peter. It is good to know that resource is available. I can pass it along.

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  3. So, does anyone know anything about Singapore airlines?? I got another option. Cost is slightly more, which doesn’t matter. Instead of flying POM to Singapore to Doha to LAX, This new route goes Singapore to San Francisco direct. and the best part is that I get a full night in Singapore, which has the most wonderful airport if things are open.
    The other route would have been fine but the layovers were too short for me to recover. Any opinions?? I know nothing about this airline.
    Also, the long flight is the same length of time, but I totally eliminate one of my flights and the only two hour layover.

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  4. I have no experience, but I’d vote for Singapore.

    We’ve found flying a national airline works well.

    No complaints with AirCanada, Lufthansa, or BritishAirways over the years. I may have flown JapanAirline once, too.

    But I’d never fly a Chinese plane unless absolutely necessary.

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  5. Not to nitpick….

    But Singapore Airlines doesn’t use Chinese aircraft…

    They actually use the best, top rated aircrafts.

    It’s Wiki, so take it for what it’s worth…

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Singapore_Airlines

    “Singapore Airlines (abbreviation: SIA) is the flag carrier airline of Singapore with its hub at Singapore Changi Airport. The airline is notable for using the Singapore Girl as its central figure in corporate branding.[2] It has been ranked as the world’s best airline by Skytrax four times and topped Travel & Leisure’s best airline rankings for more than 20 years.[3]

    Singapore Airlines Group has more than 20 subsidiaries, including many airline-related subsidiaries. SIA Engineering Company handles maintenance, repair, and overhaul (MRO) business across nine countries, with a portfolio of 27 joint ventures, including with Boeing and Rolls-Royce. Singapore Airlines Cargo operates SIA’s freighter fleet and manages the cargo-hold capacity in SIA’s passenger aircraft.[4] Scoot, a wholly owned subsidiary, operates as a low-cost carrier.

    Singapore Airlines was the launch customer for the Airbus A380 — the world’s largest passenger aircraft — as well as the Boeing 787-10 and the ultra-long-range version of the Airbus A350-900. It ranks amongst the top 15 carriers worldwide in terms of revenue passenger kilometers,[5] and is ranked tenth in the world for international passengers carried.[6] Singapore Airlines was voted as the Skytrax World’s Best Airline Cabin Crew 2019.[7] The airline also won the second and fourth positions as the World’s Best Airlines[8] and World’s Cleanest Airlines respectively for 2019.[9]”

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    “Singapore Airlines is majority-owned by the Singapore government investment and holding company Temasek Holdings, which held 55% of voting stock as at 31 March 2020.[10]

    The Singapore government, which holds a golden share via the country’s Ministry of Finance, has stressed its non-involvement in the management of the company, a point emphasised by Minister Mentor Lee Kuan Yew when he said the Singapore Changi Airport’s front-runner status as an aviation hub is more important than the SIA.[11] However, he was personally involved in defusing tensions between the company and its pilots in the early 2000s,[12] warned the airline to cut costs,[13] and made public his advice to the airline to divest from its subsidiary companies.[citation needed]

    Singapore Airlines is headquartered at Airline House, an old hangar at the Changi Airport in Singapore.[14]”

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  6. We did Singapore air once and it was wonderful. The whole hot towel thing. We were booted off our flight for some Marines and got paid well (six tickets) to take Singapore out of Los Angeles to Tokyo. Best upgrade ever. They were rated best airline of the year that year, 1989. They may have changed since then.

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  7. Just heard from the industry lady. She and her daughter are at the beach. Daughter is with another airlines in the States as a flight attendant. Neither know much about that airline, Jo. So to me, no news from them is good news!😃

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  8. I noticed our new car was assembled in Ontario and port of entry was Buffalo. I have still not driven it. I told Art when I called him that I braved up and opened the door to put the insurance paper in the glove compartment. I have to warm up to this new creature.

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  9. I watered Charlie Brown 2 for the required 5-10 minutes. They’re really cracking down on us for outdoor watering, though — but as long as you’re not watering out front you probably wouldn’t get busted? (I don’t water much at all in the back, only a few things to water back there).

    But front lawns are going to die off, I suppose, finally. ?

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  10. Yes, dj. A 2022 Civic. Our last two Accords have been used, but I had a much longer time for shopping for them. We needed something right awsy. Art did not get a rental as he was told he would because it seems there is an overall shortage of cars in every arena, new, used, and rental. We paid for rental covrrage on our insurance, but if there are no cars?

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