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by jfklganyc
Sat Sep 23, 2017 2:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest announces Saturday Seasonal LGA-PHX
Replies: 18
Views: 1823

Re: Southwest announces Saturday Seasonal LGA-PHX

Supreme Court ruled that it is very legal.

WN can serve PHX non stop from JFK 7 days a week...they choose not to.

They will quickly find (as US Air did) that you are wasting time in NYC if you dont.

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by jfklganyc
Fri Sep 22, 2017 9:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest announces Saturday Seasonal LGA-PHX
Replies: 18
Views: 1823

Re: Southwest announces Saturday Seasonal LGA-PHX

Nah. Never worked. Even for airlines more established at LGA.

Delta tried California and so did ATA. Delta also tried SLC. All LGA Sat only services. All failed.

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by jfklganyc
Thu Sep 21, 2017 7:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue and FA Union
Replies: 21
Views: 2504

Re: JetBlue and FA Union

B6 is a prime takeover target with nowhere to expand paying substandard wages compared to competitors. This is a wise move for the rank and file. Really nowhere to expand? FLL and BOS are expanding well. As for the FAs it's really 50/50 personally I think they can hold off a union but if they used ...

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by jfklganyc
Thu Sep 21, 2017 10:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue and FA Union
Replies: 21
Views: 2504

Re: JetBlue and FA Union

KICT wrote:
B6 is a prime takeover target with nowhere to expand paying substandard wages compared to competitors. This is a wise move for the rank and file.



Man are you spot on! 100% accurate assessment.

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by jfklganyc
Tue Sep 19, 2017 7:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways coming to MCI?
Replies: 42
Views: 6194

Re: British Airways coming to KCI?

Welcome to new poster!

Can we change thread title to MCI instead of KCI?

I know local, non aviation people use OIA for Orlando, KCI for Kansas City etc...but on here it just seems off.

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by jfklganyc
Mon Sep 18, 2017 3:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Would UA and/or AA adopt a similar p2p/focus city strategy to keep up with DL?
Replies: 71
Views: 9451

Re: Would UA and/or AA adopt a similar p2p/focus city strategy to keep up with DL?

not sure about that. AS with its current offering can't really challenge UA for premium flyers in bay area. It challenges WN as the Californian local carrier of choice. And with AS program downgrading since AA/DL/AM are no longer partners airlines and KE/AF/KL likely leaving also, I just don't see ...

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by jfklganyc
Sat Sep 16, 2017 1:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta to axe NRT-GUM
Replies: 86
Views: 13679

Re: Delta to axe NRT-GUM

NW would have kept NRT intact as a standalone. They had nothing else. You have to understand, mergers made hubs redundant. We see it in the US all the time. No doubt STL was "marginal" for TW compared to UA at ORD, but it was all they had and it wasn't going anywhere. No one on here can se...

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by jfklganyc
Sat Sep 16, 2017 2:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: When will SAT have its day?
Replies: 51
Views: 3935

Re: When will SAT have its day?

AT&T was HQd in a stunning skyscraper at 550 Madison Ave for years. HQ moves are about costs and logistics not city viability.

San Antonio suffers from close proximity to AUS. AUS being a hip, chic, and growing city.

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by jfklganyc
Thu Sep 14, 2017 9:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will MCO be a focus city for DL?
Replies: 59
Views: 6726

Re: Will MCO be a focus city for DL?

Delta is pretty small at MCO compared to the good old days :) That whole Airside was theirs sans a few international operators. Plus the Comair operation. MCO became a low cost haven and the rest is history. DL Express, Metro Jet, Song, Co Lite...there were various build ups in Orlando and pull down...

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by jfklganyc
Tue Sep 12, 2017 1:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Berlin pilots now on sick leave strike
Replies: 137
Views: 13334

Re: Air Berlin pilots now on sick leave strike

Who would buy tickets post August on AB?

This isnt US chap 11!

You have to take ownership of your decisions. If you bought a ticket on air Berlin after this filing, you know what you're in for.

As for those purchased before August, it stinks...but the company is gone.

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by jfklganyc
Tue Sep 12, 2017 10:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cathay Pacific to axe Dusseldorf
Replies: 21
Views: 5914

Re: Cathay Pacific to axe Dusseldorf

Poor DUS. What a bad week for them!

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by jfklganyc
Tue Sep 12, 2017 2:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Future of ISP
Replies: 78
Views: 5774

Re: The Future of ISP

WN got up to around 40 flights

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by jfklganyc
Mon Sep 11, 2017 2:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: airberlin axes Curaçao, Cancun, Havanna, Varadero, Punta Cana, Puerto Plata w/e 9/25
Replies: 37
Views: 5972

Re: airberlin axes Curaçao, Cancun, Havanna, Varadero, Punta Cana, Puerto Plata w/e 9/25

Stick a fork in these guys.

Just a few weeks ago you guys were arguing about which airline will take what routes and fears of a monopoly.

There wont even be routes left to part out when all is said and done

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by jfklganyc
Mon Sep 11, 2017 11:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Future of ISP
Replies: 78
Views: 5774

Re: The Future of ISP

F9 will be gone.

WN will have a handful of destinations on a handful of flights.

No offense, but as someone who worked there for years, a loser airport run by a corrupt town. That should be the slogan for ISP.

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by jfklganyc
Fri Sep 08, 2017 2:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta 431 at SJU (9/6)
Replies: 151
Views: 19106

Re: Delta 431 at SJU (9/6)

Cessna 172 Flying 101: -never put yourself in a situation when you have no way out. nobody has been able to answer this: if the flight took a delay? you do realize that flights take delays all the time despite the best efforts and intentions of all parties involved. May I remind everyone talking abo...

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by jfklganyc
Thu Sep 07, 2017 2:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA announces IAH-SYD, starting Jan 18, 2018
Replies: 155
Views: 24575

Re: UA announces IAH-SYD, starting Jan 18, 2018

Great add in a string of great ULH adds by UA.

They are showing the advantages of the 787

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by jfklganyc
Thu Sep 07, 2017 10:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta 431 at SJU (9/6)
Replies: 151
Views: 19106

Re: Delta 431 approaching SJU right now

http://nypost.com/2017/09/06/delta-flight-races-hurricane-irma-to-puerto-rico-and-wins/ when you make the New York Post, a tabloid rag, for being voluntarily "gutzy" and it involves your pilot certificate and an airliner with people on it...you're doing something risky and questionable. A...

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by jfklganyc
Wed Sep 06, 2017 7:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta 431 at SJU (9/6)
Replies: 151
Views: 19106

Re: Delta 431 approaching SJU right now

No hats off.

It's stupid.


If av fans are cringing, imagine what the pilots are thinking.

What if plane needed maintenance? What if someone got sick delaying departure?

What if what if what if?

Moronic. Stupid. Avoidable.

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by jfklganyc
Wed Sep 06, 2017 6:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL add IND-CDG
Replies: 222
Views: 21690

Re: DL add IND-CDG

What? Like an April Fools thread!

The governor showed up because this is a huge freakin deal!

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by jfklganyc
Wed Sep 06, 2017 11:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: More of the same at BER
Replies: 31
Views: 5011

Re: More of the same at BER

It is ironic that AB and all of its long haul will be dead and buried.

Could the new airport have helped AB? Irony of life

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by jfklganyc
Tue Sep 05, 2017 2:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Berlin has filed for insolvency
Replies: 694
Views: 90199

Re: Air Berlin has filed for insolvency

It is clear to me that as this proceeds, most long haul will wind down. When AB is finally parted out, there will be few long haul routes to take. They will become defacto monopolies before the carcass is picked apart

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by jfklganyc
Tue Sep 05, 2017 1:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest and New York-Kennedy: Why not?
Replies: 34
Views: 4660

Re: Southwest and New York-Kennedy: Why not?

All off :) WN is a short/medium haul airline historically. Some longer flights now, but short/medium is still where it is at for them. JFK is a long haul airport. Historically, short haul has not worked there. Currently, beyond someone with a hub like DL or a must have for someone like B6, I am not ...

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by jfklganyc
Sun Sep 03, 2017 2:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 9/3/2017: AA Closes CFG, Drops LAX-MCI; Y4 Adds LAX-PVR
Replies: 51
Views: 8436

Re: OAG Changes 9/3/2017: AA Closes CFG, Drops LAX-MCI; Y4 Adds LAX-PVR

AA really ceding MCI. first LGA and now LAX. 2 very important destinations

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by jfklganyc
Sat Sep 02, 2017 1:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why does DL fly EWR-AMS/CDG?
Replies: 28
Views: 7497

Re: Why does DL fly EWR-AMS/CDG?

Hub (NYC) to Hub (Euro hubs) routes. Why not? Delta learned long ago they needed a presence at all airports in New York City. Something CO and UA hadnt learned until very recently. ..and judging by there new ads begging people to use EWR by saying it's New Yorkewr...it is advantage Delta. The conist...

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by jfklganyc
Fri Sep 01, 2017 7:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA exiting San Juan gradually?
Replies: 51
Views: 7243

Re: AA exiting San Juan gradually?

SJU is service to hubs. With regards to JFK service being axed, I will turn analogy upside down...I think AA JFK is on its way to a dehub/line station with only service to outside LGA perimeter/international partner hubs. SJU JFK going is more about JFK than SJU. SJU already is what it is...and AA w...

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by jfklganyc
Fri Sep 01, 2017 11:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Unusual UA EWR Winter upgrades
Replies: 6
Views: 2349

Re: Unusual UA EWR Winter upgrades

Holidays? whats on these routes after first week in Jan?

Economy in US is really humming now. Could just be extra lift for an expected push

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by jfklganyc
Wed Aug 30, 2017 12:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DOT launches Cuba route case - reallocate F9 & NK frequencies
Replies: 47
Views: 6077

Re: DOT launches Cuba route case - reallocate F9 & NK frequencies

A huge chunk of the already flying HAV flights have bad loads. Including JFK. Im sure BOS will buck this trend. Cue eye roll. Plain and simple, this is a slot grab for future investment. Airlines are hoping and waiting for this to pay off. Notice how most of these applications go to the Miami area. ...

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by jfklganyc
Wed Aug 30, 2017 11:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Berlin has filed for insolvency
Replies: 694
Views: 90199

Re: Air Berlin has filed for insolvency

Id say we're approaching the end now. Some of those routes (like second daily JFK) were not seasonal.

I believe TA was only thing that was somewhat profitable, correct?

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by jfklganyc
Mon Aug 28, 2017 9:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian increases frequencies on 737 TATL routes
Replies: 37
Views: 7904

Re: Norwegian increases frequencies on 737 TATL routes

Why, everytime a cut is announced by a legacy to Britain, is it okay to reference the fallout from Brexit without such blowback?

Just curious.

The poster is noting astounding growth at LGW despite Brexit. Nothing more

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by jfklganyc
Fri Aug 25, 2017 12:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Air Lines will seasonally stop flights between the United States and Russia in early September
Replies: 21
Views: 4421

Re: Delta Air Lines will seasonally stop flights between the United States and Russia in early September

This is big news about nothing.

Always seasonally planned. Been that way for a while.

Delta has flow this route for close to 30 years...I think it will stick around for a while

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by jfklganyc
Fri Aug 25, 2017 11:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American drops JFK-MAN
Replies: 110
Views: 18535

Re: American drops JFK-MAN

Man, what a freakin bloodbath. I havent seen anything this bad at JFK since TWA announced in 99/00 that they were ending FCO, BCN, MAD and a bunch of others in one press release. Im convinced we will look back at this as the beginning of the end of the AA hub at JFK. As much as Im a JFK fanboy, for ...

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by jfklganyc
Mon Aug 21, 2017 11:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 8/20/2017: KX to ORD; AA Moves ZRH to PHL from JFK; AM Back Into DTW-MTY
Replies: 39
Views: 7580

Re: OAG Changes 8/20/2017: KX to ORD; AA Moves ZRH to PHL from JFK; AM Back Into DTW-MTY

DEN redeyes seem to work to JFK.

Only way to get to city for start of business from DEN is a redeye or night prior.

LGA doesnt open until 600...so the UA redeye leaves DEN at the ungodly hour of 1245a

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by jfklganyc
Sun Aug 20, 2017 5:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Adds ATL-FLL/JFK/MCO
Replies: 115
Views: 10728

Re: JetBlue Adds ATL-FLL/JFK/MCO

I hope they also give us a token 2x JFK from MSP.

Theyre really killing me not flying CLE JFK!

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by jfklganyc
Sun Aug 20, 2017 5:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Starting PHL-BUD/PRG; ORD-VCE; Move JFK-ZRH to PHL
Replies: 320
Views: 35665

Re: AA Starting PHL-BUD/PRG; ORD-VCE; Move JFK-ZRH to PHL

And Delta adds another overseas destination from JFK on same day.

Sums up the past 17 years well!

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by jfklganyc
Sun Aug 20, 2017 2:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Starting PHL-BUD/PRG; ORD-VCE; Move JFK-ZRH to PHL
Replies: 320
Views: 35665

Re: AA Starting PHL-BUD/PRG; ORD-VCE; Move JFK-ZRH to PHL

AA was never a powerhouse at JFK in terms of a connecting hub. Delta always offered more feed, more flights to Europe, and more connecting opportunities. AA flew large (garbage) planes to Ethnic Islands with high frequency as the background of their Island network from JFK. The death of JFK began in...

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by jfklganyc
Sat Aug 19, 2017 2:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Adds ATL-FLL/JFK/MCO
Replies: 115
Views: 10728

Re: JetBlue Adds ATL-FLL/JFK/MCO

Really? Might as well tell the whole aviation industry that then! And passengers too! No one ever opts to connect when there is a non stop available! I know in NYC, with our plethora of nonstops to every corner of earth, no one I know has never connected anywhere. And I never connected either. Sound...

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by jfklganyc
Sat Aug 19, 2017 1:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Adds ATL-FLL/JFK/MCO
Replies: 115
Views: 10728

Re: JetBlue Adds ATL-FLL/JFK/MCO

B6 will do fine to JFK. 7-8 flights on 2 different airlines is fine.

BOS, there is a lot more competition. They need a more agressive schedule and BOS business people.

MCO and FLL are for feed. Nothing more.

They can get you from ATL to SJU etc now

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by jfklganyc
Fri Aug 18, 2017 10:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Starting PHL-BUD/PRG; ORD-VCE; Move JFK-ZRH to PHL
Replies: 320
Views: 35665

Re: AA Starting PHL-BUD/PRG; ORD-VCE; Move JFK-ZRH to PHL

Slots? How many flights are they down to at JFK now? 90? Wasnt it not long ago 120 or so? What about SJU slots going away? The third BOS slot? These new cuts equaling 3 slots? Where are the adds? None. Net negative. Theyre surrendering the slots. Much as they have for 15 years. Simply not interested...

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by jfklganyc
Thu Aug 17, 2017 11:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Starting PHL-BUD/PRG; ORD-VCE; Move JFK-ZRH to PHL
Replies: 320
Views: 35665

Re: AA Starting PHL-BUD/PRG; ORD-VCE; Move JFK-ZRH to PHL

Yes, for a while AA did go down to 3x. They brought back morning flight last year.

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by jfklganyc
Thu Aug 17, 2017 11:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Adds ATL-FLL/JFK/MCO
Replies: 115
Views: 10728

Re: JetBlue Adds ATL-FLL/JFK/MCO

If it's anything like CLT, the flights will be 100% full plus jumpseaters everyday.

B6 seems to do very well JFK-southern cities. SAV, JAX, CHS, CLT, IAD and now ATL. And seems to struggle on JFK-midwest

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by jfklganyc
Thu Aug 17, 2017 3:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Starting PHL-BUD/PRG; ORD-VCE; Move JFK-ZRH to PHL
Replies: 320
Views: 35665

Re: AA starting service PHL-BUD/PRG move JFK-ZRH to PHL

I think any JFK route not touching the other hubs or LHR is in jeopardy of being cut. As for the slots, I think Doug Parker could look to trade slots - I'm sure Delta, JetBlue, United, and maybe Southwest would be interested in buying AA's unused slots. The question would be where / which slots tha...

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by jfklganyc
Wed Aug 16, 2017 5:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Starting PHL-BUD/PRG; ORD-VCE; Move JFK-ZRH to PHL
Replies: 320
Views: 35665

Re: AA starting service PHL-BUD/PRG move JFK-ZRH to PHL

If this is true, to be confirmed publicly, AA is headed for the dust bin at JFK. Sad day. But as we saw with TW and UA, once you start cutting at JFK, you become more irrelevant and it becomes a self-fulfilling prophecy. DEN will stay one season. AA has a long history of non hub, within perimeter, m...

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by jfklganyc
Wed Aug 16, 2017 3:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Starting PHL-BUD/PRG; ORD-VCE; Move JFK-ZRH to PHL
Replies: 320
Views: 35665

Re: AA starting service PHL-BUD/PRG move JFK-ZRH to PHL

also clarification:

MAN and CDG havent changed...unless you have insider info for us

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by jfklganyc
Wed Aug 16, 2017 3:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Starting PHL-BUD/PRG; ORD-VCE; Move JFK-ZRH to PHL
Replies: 320
Views: 35665

Re: AA starting service PHL-BUD/PRG move JFK-ZRH to PHL

No mention of ZRH in that release?

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by jfklganyc
Tue Aug 15, 2017 1:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: HAV airport runway issues
Replies: 2
Views: 1305

Re: HAV airport runway issues

Runway is long, bumpy, wavy and dippy. Can I add anymore adjectives?

It's fun to land there. There's always a fire in arms distance of the runway (normal for many islands) and a man in a booth at the end of the runway (also seen in DR)

That's on a normal day.

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by jfklganyc
Mon Aug 14, 2017 4:48 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: The Glory Days vs Today
Replies: 19
Views: 1274

Re: The Glory Days vs Today

Are we talking service or safety?

OP seems to be talking about service.

Two different things

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by jfklganyc
Mon Aug 14, 2017 3:05 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: The Glory Days vs Today
Replies: 19
Views: 1274

Re: The Glory Days vs Today

35 years old. Not old. Not a kid. Just judging on my lifetime...if you think today's era is the "glory days" era, you are absolutely, 100% delusional. Flying today is an absolute miserable experience: 1. TSA 2. Full flights 3. TSA 4. Paying for bags 5. TSA 6. No food 7. TSA 8. Thin seats 9...

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by jfklganyc
Sat Aug 12, 2017 12:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian Schedules new LGW-JFK-LGW and challenges Europeans to See New York City in 1 day
Replies: 61
Views: 8649

Re: Norwegian Schedules new LGW-JFK-LGW and challenges Europeans to See New York City in 1 day

Now *YOU* (yes, you) can see the amazing customs and TSA facilities of JFK Terminal 1, conveniently 17 miles ... or a 2 hour ride by car which you don't time for ... from where YOU really want to be. Arrive JFK at 08:50 Immigration queue 1 hour (typically lesser), out of terminal 10:00 AirTrain to ...

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by jfklganyc
Wed Aug 09, 2017 3:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumour: COPA to withdraw from Venezuela
Replies: 65
Views: 7902

Re: Rumour: COPA to withdraw from Venezuela

Yes agreed. Airlines aren't leaving because of travel patterns changing...they are leaving as a country descends into chaos.

If ever there was a time to discuss politics in the Civ Av forum, this is the time

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by jfklganyc
Wed Aug 09, 2017 12:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Possible AA Intl S18 changes
Replies: 88
Views: 15485

Re: Possible AA Intl S18 changes

Nothing has been axed.

MAN Is flying with a 763. It's them and VS on the route...I'm sure they do fine

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