The New and Improved BIRMINGHAM THREAD

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  1. Deuce

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    Anyone have any recommendations for a landscape company that does maintenance work? Need to do a good spring cleanup on landscaping that’s above my pay grade.
     
  2. The Blackfish

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  3. southlick

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    Republican Sen. Jim McClendon of Springville said he expects to bring up a bill for debate that would establish a state lottery as well as allow multiple casino sites.

    McClendon says he believes he has the 21 votes needed to get the measure through the Senate.

    The debate comes days after lottery legislation stalled in the Senate and weeks after a casino and lottery bill failed by two votes.
     
  4. wes tegg

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    Hell yeah.
     
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    The availability outside of downtown and weekends has been awful for months.
     
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    I literally might die but this is how I’ve always wanted to go.
     
  9. IV

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    this can’t be true One Two is an Auburn fan
     
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  10. One Two

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    A rad Auburn fan
     
  11. DriveByBBQ

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    Would you rather fly direct to Denver in coach or change planes in Atlanta and fly first class on every leg?
     
  12. The Blackfish

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    how is this even a question
     
  13. DriveByBBQ

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    Gotta be direct. Right?

    Also, ATL flight is redeeming miles and direct is out of pocket.
     
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  14. The Blackfish

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    I would take the first class flight 10/10 times unless the layover was time prohibitive
     
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  15. DriveByBBQ

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    See I’ve flown so much for work over the past few years that I’m like fuck it just tear the bandaid off. It’s going to suck either way id rather not have to change planes. I don’t think the comfort of first class on that length of flight is worth it to have to double the boarding/deboarding.
     
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  16. Deuce

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    Less than 3 hours take the direct. More take the first class
     
  17. DriveByBBQ

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    The Blackfish thanks for talking me through that haha.

    Especially when you’re wanting to get home on that return flight, fuck changing planes, get my ass home ASAP.
     
  18. Menelaus

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    Direct flight always. Stop being a peasant and get your status up so you get bumped to first anyway.
     
  19. Hatfield

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    First class on a regional leg is so pointless
     
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  20. southlick

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    Not if it's a 3 hour flight.
     
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  21. DriveByBBQ

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    You can have the status, I’ll stay home. I had status on all three a few years ago, not something I’m trying to do again.

    I could book two one way trips; first class there, direct home.
     
  22. Menelaus

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    I was kidding of course. I miss flying but not at the level I was at pre Covid. Glad Delta let me keep my platinum status for another year.

    Ive been burned so many times by delayed or missed connections that I avoid layovers as much as humanly possible. Then again living in New York this is much easier for me. Sleeping in my own bed after a long ass day of travel is priority #1
     
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  23. The Blackfish

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    I’m a weirdo who enjoys travel days.
     
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  24. Menelaus

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    I enjoy them too, but i certainly don’t miss having 2 or 3 same day travel days in a week. I can’t work efficiently on the road and it ended up just resulting in more work piling up and longer hours/weekend work.
     
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  25. Menelaus

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    Now I don’t travel and work even more hours than before so maybe I’m an idiot.
     
  26. DriveByBBQ

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    100%. I regularly endured 18+ hour travel days in lieu of flying out a day in advance.
     
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  27. southlick

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  28. Oranjello

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    I’m on my phone or I’d look it up, but is this Del Marsh’s bill?
     
  29. southlick

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    Some guy in Springville I believe

    edit: Sen. Jim McClendon, R-Springville
     
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  30. southlick

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    Casino and sports betting sites would be located in Jefferson County, Mobile County, Macon County, Greene County, Houston County and either Jackson or DeKalb counties as well as three sites owned by Poarch Band of Creek Indians.
     
  31. wes tegg

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    I don’t even really consider Atlanta to be a layover. I’d much prefer to go through ATL and fly Delta than go direct on United.
     
  32. Tommy Callahan

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    Think southwest has some directs but yes I would rather fly through Atlanta on just about any flight I have than another airline.
     
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  33. southlick

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    I see they moved p quickly to the important stuff.

     
  34. mal630

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    This is insane. Changing planes in Atlanta sucks vs. a direct. Maybe I just always book shitty flights but I am always going from D to T with no time.
     
  35. The Blackfish

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    It’s almost like people have different priorities when it come to travel
     
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  36. PrinceWimbley

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    If I wasn’t on a strict time schedule I would take the first class + connection. I like getting drunk in airports.
     
  37. Menelaus

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    Getting drunk in airports is top tier.

    I will say the experience just isn’t the same now. We got bumped to first on our way down to ATL from LGA over Christmas and given the protocols then, you couldnt really enjoy it as much.
     
  38. wes tegg

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    I flew coach on United for work in December and the only thing that had changed from the pandemic was a lack of beverage service and mask requirement. We were still crammed in like it was 2019.
     
  39. Menelaus

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    That’s why I’m a #DeltaDawg
     
  40. wes tegg

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    Me too, but I have to take any available direct for most work flights.
     
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  41. DriveByBBQ

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    We just flew to SLC on American via Dallas and realized Southwest has a direct from SLC to BHM while checking the board in the terminal waiting to depart home. Really wanted to be on that flight.
     
  42. Deuce

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    I don’t think they actually have a direct flight from SLC. Probably a stop in Dallas, Vegas, Chicago without a plane change. Southwest lists those on the board.
     
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  43. DriveByBBQ

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    Interesting and that makes me feel better about not being on that flight. Seems odd that they list the final destination and not the actual destination.
     
  44. One Two

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  45. southlick

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  46. One Two

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    Lmao auto correct. I’m gonna leave it
     
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  47. wes tegg

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