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by Cubsrule
Sat Apr 29, 2017 4:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA to increase 737 capacity
Replies: 115
Views: 12164

Re: AA to increase 737 capacity

I see the problem of no free seats for last minute purchasers as more structural. I can expense a bundled ticket. I can afford but cannot expense a $9 "preferred seat" charge for 17A. For those of us who rarely book very far in advance, what is the benefit of traveling on AA and earning t...

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by Cubsrule
Sat Apr 29, 2017 3:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA to increase 737 capacity
Replies: 115
Views: 12164

Re: AA to increase 737 capacity

I think the problem is more one of saving the seats for elites who do not ultimately book. Well, again, that may be the perception of a single traveler with experience in a single city pair that is interacting with a hub that handles traffic flow across thousands of city pairs on a daily basis. And...

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by Cubsrule
Sat Apr 29, 2017 3:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sky Airlines Chile new livery
Replies: 10
Views: 1657

Re: Sky Airlines Chile new livery

No more chartreuse? On top of no more LA? What's the point of spotting in Chile anymore?

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by Cubsrule
Sat Apr 29, 2017 3:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA to increase 737 capacity
Replies: 115
Views: 12164

Re: AA to increase 737 capacity

I also think that revenue management of add-ons needs work. I've bought a number of ~$400 refundable BNA-PIT tickets in the last 90 days. DL will give me an exit row for free on those tickets; AA often wants $9 to assign me any seat. AA manages revenue correctly in the sense that $409 is more than ...

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by Cubsrule
Sat Apr 29, 2017 3:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA to increase 737 capacity
Replies: 115
Views: 12164

Re: AA to increase 737 capacity

And if the majority (vast majority, I'd say) of consumers, regardless of the reason(s), make purchasing decisions based first and foremost on price, it is only natural that airlines are going to respond by trying to reduce cost - which is what dense cabins is all about - so as to be responsive to t...

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by Cubsrule
Sat Apr 29, 2017 2:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA to increase 737 capacity
Replies: 115
Views: 12164

Re: AA to increase 737 capacity

The trouble with this view, I think, is that "consumers" are not a monolithic group, and the mythical "pay more to get more" product sometimes does not exist. I buy a lot of refundable tickets 7-10 days out. Frequently the Y+ product is competitively priced but all that is avail...

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by Cubsrule
Sat Apr 29, 2017 2:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA to increase 737 capacity
Replies: 115
Views: 12164

Re: AA to increase 737 capacity

The USAir/Parkerization continues! UA is in the toilet and DL is bumping toilet passengers! Damn, the US3 suck and it keeps getting worse! And the airlines don't understand why they are hated. Sure, they have a fiduciary duty to the stock holders, but the management is so incompetent! Doesn't say m...

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by Cubsrule
Fri Apr 28, 2017 11:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN CEO: Southwest to no longer overbook flights
Replies: 58
Views: 6835

Re: WN CEO: Southwest to no longer overbook flights

Yeah I don't really understand how this works. I'm sure there are many people (including myself at times) who cancel/rebook their tickets at short notice. I would think that WN needs overbooking more than anyone else, but maybe not. If you cancel and rebook another flight on short notice you end up...

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by Cubsrule
Thu Apr 27, 2017 6:19 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Tips for an avgeek during an ATL layover
Replies: 10
Views: 660

Re: Tips for an avgeek during an ATL layover

Great to hear I can use the day pass through multiple locations! On a somewhat related note, I have an upgrade offer from Delta. $43 gets me Comfort+ on both my flights. I don't mind paying the money, but is it really worth it? I read their description of the product on their website, but how is it...

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by Cubsrule
Thu Apr 27, 2017 5:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN CEO: Southwest to no longer overbook flights
Replies: 58
Views: 6835

Re: WN CEO: Southwest to no longer overbook flights

Just means more pax will be standby. With WNs liberal change policies not "overbooking" would be financial suicide. Either change policies would be more restrictive going forward or more pax will be given standby status. I don't know. WN's change policies are not all that liberal unless y...

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by Cubsrule
Thu Apr 27, 2017 4:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN CEO: Southwest to no longer overbook flights
Replies: 58
Views: 6835

Re: WN CEO: Southwest to no longer overbook flights

Though rare, oversold flights will still be a thing in situations of downgraded aircraft. Though Kelly's statement is progress, it won't illiminate oversold flights. Of course a downgraded aircraft would still cause an oversell (which is different from overbooking) situation, however downgrading is...

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by Cubsrule
Wed Apr 26, 2017 10:55 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Tips for an avgeek during an ATL layover
Replies: 10
Views: 660

Re: Tips for an avgeek during an ATL layover

Great to hear I can use the day pass through multiple locations! On a somewhat related note, I have an upgrade offer from Delta. $43 gets me Comfort+ on both my flights. I don't mind paying the money, but is it really worth it? I read their description of the product on their website, but how is it...

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by Cubsrule
Tue Apr 25, 2017 11:56 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: DCA Connections
Replies: 7
Views: 990

Re: DCA Connections

DCA connections are commonplace. My parents flew BUF-DCA-MCO last week and I am flying BNA-DCA-MSP next month (circuitous routing but it was $110 cheaper)... Connecting pax are also the sole reason AA runs a shuttle between the two piers... Don't forget folks with a flight from the Central Pier wit...

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by Cubsrule
Tue Apr 25, 2017 11:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will an airport be named after Obama?
Replies: 43
Views: 3867

Re: Will an airport be named after Obama?

O'Hare will never become Obama. The name O'Hare has become synonymous all over the world meaning the airport in Chicago. It wouldn't be wise to change it. Which is why many have suggested renaming Midway instead. Most of the folks who talk about renaming MDW or ORD do not really understand Chicagoa...

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by Cubsrule
Tue Apr 25, 2017 7:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airports in desperate need of more gates
Replies: 98
Views: 12261

Re: Airports in desperate need of more gates

Southwest International Airport..... Errr MDW needs help. New gates our hard stands are impossible. However the expansion of the bridge to security needs to be finished yesterday. Does anybody know where in the process the expansion is? Why does MDW not have enough gates? 43 is plenty for all of th...

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by Cubsrule
Tue Apr 25, 2017 2:31 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: DCA Connections
Replies: 7
Views: 990

Re: DCA Connections

What are you asking? AA sells sensible connections at DCA. There are somewhat fewer options because it is a smaller operation than PHL and CLT, and because most of the flights are in perimeter most of the connections are also in perimeter.

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by Cubsrule
Sun Apr 23, 2017 8:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 4/23/2017:DL BOS Expansion AUS/BUF/JAX/MCI/ORF
Replies: 112
Views: 13295

Re: OAG Changes 4/23/2017:DL BOS Expansion AUS/BUF/JAX/MCI/ORF

A late evening departure from Boston will not capture Boston-originating business traffic. The schedule suggests that DL is playing for Austin-originating business traffic. WN and B6 have sub-par schedules to serve that segment. This seems like a smart move on the part of DL. Question is, will we s...

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by Cubsrule
Sat Apr 22, 2017 9:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SFO 5hr delay to arrivals.
Replies: 84
Views: 10672

Re: SFO 5hr delay to arrivals.

I have always thought that as well. SFO should be shuttered. OAK and SJC should both be expanded with BART/CalTrain access to both. Also a Bay Area airport authority should be formed to manage all 3 airports. SFO's runway situation (they are too close together in anything but completely optimal wea...

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by Cubsrule
Sat Apr 22, 2017 7:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SFO 5hr delay to arrivals.
Replies: 84
Views: 10672

Re: SFO 5hr delay to arrivals.

It just amazes me that people still fly domestically out of SFO which has the worst on-time numbers in the country (or close to it) when they could fly OAK or SAN Jose and get anywhere in the USA. I have always thought that as well. SFO should be shuttered. OAK and SJC should both be expanded with ...

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by Cubsrule
Sat Apr 22, 2017 6:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DC Area Lawmakers to Colleagues: Hands Off DCA
Replies: 96
Views: 10304

Re: DC Area Lawmakers to Colleagues: Hands Off DCA

Or [unserved points] can connect through Atlanta, Charlotte, Chicago, Detroit and other midwest hubs, just as we the people do. Better would be one-stop flights with minimal time-on-ground through a non-hub city - WN used to be very good combining non-hub traffic flows; they're not any more. All th...

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by Cubsrule
Fri Apr 21, 2017 1:10 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Tips for an avgeek during an ATL layover
Replies: 10
Views: 660

Re: Tips for an avgeek during an ATL layover

P.S. Terminal E also has great food options including Pei Wei & my favorite BLT at Arby's! Have a great trip home. Eating in ATL is a little tricky for enthusiasts. Many of the good restaurants have little or no view; One Flew South, which IMO is the best restaurant in the airport time and budg...

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by Cubsrule
Fri Apr 21, 2017 3:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DC Area Lawmakers to Colleagues: Hands Off DCA
Replies: 96
Views: 10304

Re: DC Area Lawmakers to Colleagues: Hands Off DCA

Why is linking a small city to the capital important if linking Los Angeles with more people per flight to it is not important? That is really is a mystery to me... But yes, l learned the eastern US has a wealth of middle-sized cities like Knoxville (nice airport by the way). Cities like this expla...

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by Cubsrule
Tue Apr 18, 2017 10:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United CEO Met w/Chinese Officials to Apologize
Replies: 17
Views: 3067

Re: United CEO Met w/Chinese Officials to Apologize

The meeting was last week when things were hot and heavy and before all facts were out. Its since come out the dear Dr. was Vietnamese, not exactly the most friendly nationality to China. Also as pointed out yesterday by analyst, the UA China network accounts for ~3% of revenues, with a very heavy ...

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by Cubsrule
Tue Apr 18, 2017 7:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian SJU and STX Service
Replies: 13
Views: 2153

Re: Norwegian SJU and STX Service

If you want to travel low-cost to the Caribbean you might want to take a look at Level to Punta Cana. Overall Punta Cana is also a cheaper destination than San Juan. EuroWings is also flying to Punta Cana but mostly Level is cheaper. Punta Cana is faaaaar inferior to SJU as a tourist destination......

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by Cubsrule
Mon Apr 17, 2017 3:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 4/16/2017: AA Adds CLT-SHV/TOL; DL Cuts SLC-GCC
Replies: 88
Views: 11022

Re: OAG Changes 4/16/2017: AA Adds CLT-SHV/TOL; DL Cuts SLC-GCC

I agree I think this route will do well. As a gateway to Florida there is no doubt that AA can fill it up with low G4 fares. The question is whether beyond the load factor it can get the yield needed to make a profit. I have to think that if ATL failed for DL with a larger local market than CLT, it...

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by Cubsrule
Mon Apr 17, 2017 3:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 4/16/2017: AA Adds CLT-SHV/TOL; DL Cuts SLC-GCC
Replies: 88
Views: 11022

Re: OAG Changes 4/16/2017: AA Adds CLT-SHV/TOL; DL Cuts SLC-GCC

It all depends on where you fly as well. Not everyone flies to Chicago and Dallas for business/leisure, if you fly to LA/SFO/SEA often, DL would be your best legacy choice. It all depends on the traveler. Of course, and if you work with the auto industry DL helps you get to Detroit. But the whole p...

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by Cubsrule
Mon Apr 17, 2017 1:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 4/16/2017: AA Adds CLT-SHV/TOL; DL Cuts SLC-GCC
Replies: 88
Views: 11022

Re: OAG Changes 4/16/2017: AA Adds CLT-SHV/TOL; DL Cuts SLC-GCC

Glad to see SHV score another route. That being said, tickets are over $1000 RT. At those levels, it won't last. ??? The route has almost zero to do with CLT-SHV O&D. Because there isn't any O&D, although routes with zero local traffic tend to be very hard to make work, so it is a factor. A...

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by Cubsrule
Sun Apr 16, 2017 8:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 4/16/2017: AA Adds CLT-SHV/TOL; DL Cuts SLC-GCC
Replies: 88
Views: 11022

Re: OAG Changes 4/16/2017: AA Adds CLT-SHV/TOL; DL Cuts SLC-GCC

rajincajun01 wrote:
Glad to see SHV score another route. That being said, tickets are over $1000 RT. At those levels, it won't last.


??? The route has almost zero to do with CLT-SHV O&D.

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by Cubsrule
Sun Apr 16, 2017 6:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 4/16/2017: AA Adds CLT-SHV/TOL; DL Cuts SLC-GCC
Replies: 88
Views: 11022

Re: OAG Changes 4/16/2017: AA Adds CLT-SHV/TOL; DL Cuts SLC-GCC

Of course, and if you work with the auto industry DL helps you get to Detroit. But the whole point is that, on average, AA has a more appealing basket of hubs for the O&D passenger than does DL. DL also suffers from not having a true hub within 500 miles of BOS. What do you consider JFK and/or ...

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by Cubsrule
Sun Apr 16, 2017 5:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 4/16/2017: AA Adds CLT-SHV/TOL; DL Cuts SLC-GCC
Replies: 88
Views: 11022

Re: OAG Changes 4/16/2017: AA Adds CLT-SHV/TOL; DL Cuts SLC-GCC

It all depends on where you fly as well. Not everyone flies to Chicago and Dallas for business/leisure, if you fly to LA/SFO/SEA often, DL would be your best legacy choice. It all depends on the traveler. Of course, and if you work with the auto industry DL helps you get to Detroit. But the whole p...

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by Cubsrule
Sun Apr 16, 2017 2:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 4/16/2017: AA Adds CLT-SHV/TOL; DL Cuts SLC-GCC
Replies: 88
Views: 11022

Re: OAG Changes 4/16/2017: AA Adds CLT-SHV/TOL; DL Cuts SLC-GCC

DL BOS-BNA DEC 0.7>0.5 DL BOS-MKE DEC 0.9>0.5 Neither of these routes moves the needle that much, but DL needs to find a way to make this kind of stuff work if it wants to be the legacy of choice in Boston. Notwithstanding all of the talk about "S-curve routes" around the time of the merg...

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by Cubsrule
Sun Apr 16, 2017 1:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA swap A380 for B747 due to no de-icing equipment for the big bird
Replies: 10
Views: 4991

Re: BA swap A380 for B747 due to no de-icing equipment for the big bird

Or that the equipment at BOS belongs to airlines/ground handling companies, not the airport itself, and whoever has the contract for BA doesn't have a de-iceing rig of the right size, or their rig is broken. Does anyone know if this is the case at BOS, and who does ground handling for BA there? Did...

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by Cubsrule
Sun Apr 16, 2017 1:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA swap A380 for B747 due to no de-icing equipment for the big bird
Replies: 10
Views: 4991

Re: BA swap A380 for B747 due to no de-icing equipment for the big bird

How do you know BOS isn't equipped to handle the 380? Indeed, the fact that BOS regularly receives the 380 and can require deicing for more than half of the year suggests the opposite.

It's far more likely that the 380 deicing equipment was temporarily out of service.

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by Cubsrule
Sat Apr 15, 2017 8:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA 757 go-around at Saint Maarten
Replies: 54
Views: 15692

Re: AA 757 in scary go-around at Saint Maarten

What's scary? If you aren't stabilized, you go around. It's true in 172s and 380s alike.

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by Cubsrule
Sat Apr 15, 2017 3:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United passenger threatened with handcuffs to make room for 'higher-priority' traveler
Replies: 214
Views: 24035

Re: United passenger threatened with handcuffs to make room for 'higher-priority' traveler

It should be clear here again that United broke the law. They can go and ask if the guy seated in his assigned seat would be prepared to change to accommodate them. But offering violence? Again, when you want to do changes, do it before boarding and pay compensation. It seems to be very difficult t...

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by Cubsrule
Sat Apr 15, 2017 2:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United passenger threatened with handcuffs to make room for 'higher-priority' traveler
Replies: 214
Views: 24035

Re: United passenger threatened with handcuffs to make room for 'higher-priority' traveler

It should be clear here again that United broke the law. They can go and ask if the guy seated in his assigned seat would be prepared to change to accommodate them. But offering violence? Again, when you want to do changes, do it before boarding and pay compensation. It seems to be very difficult t...

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by Cubsrule
Sat Apr 15, 2017 12:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Another United gaffe - forces doctor off plane
Replies: 2122
Views: 110656

Re: Another United gaffe - forces doctor off plane

They are not members of ANY police force. The article put it clearly "They are NOT police." You've confused me. Earlier, you argued that they were not LEOs. That's not correct. Not, you are arguing that they are not police. That is correct. IF you ask almost anyone to give you a synonym f...

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by Cubsrule
Fri Apr 14, 2017 11:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Another United gaffe - forces doctor off plane
Replies: 2122
Views: 110656

Re: Another United gaffe - forces doctor off plane

While being CODA employees, it appears that they were not police ---------------------------------- "The officers -- who are unarmed and meant to back up local law enforcement -- were called by airline employees after the passenger, David Dao, refused to give up his seat for crew that needed t...

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by Cubsrule
Fri Apr 14, 2017 10:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Another United gaffe - forces doctor off plane
Replies: 2122
Views: 110656

Re: Another United gaffe - forces doctor off plane

The point of the story is that they were private security guards, and not CODA LEOs No, they were CDOA. There's a good Q&A on CDOA security here: http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/ct-united-chicago-aviation-police-met-20170413-story.html Note the Q&A where the CDOA spokesperson acknowledge...

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by Cubsrule
Fri Apr 14, 2017 1:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Another United gaffe - forces doctor off plane
Replies: 2122
Views: 110656

Re: Another United gaffe - forces doctor off plane

And yet they were told to STOP WEARING JACKETS IDENTIFYING THEM AS POLICE. Why would you tell a LEO to stop wearing a LEO jacket -- that is unless, as was reported, they were not LEO's ? "It was reported" does not really help me find a source, but perhaps you are conflating the private se...

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by Cubsrule
Fri Apr 14, 2017 1:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Another United gaffe - forces doctor off plane
Replies: 2122
Views: 110656

Re: Another United gaffe - forces doctor off plane

It was reported on NBC's Today Show this morning that the the LEO's that dragged the Dr off the plane were in fact NOT LEOs, but in fact were security employees. It was also reported that back in January the security employees were told to stop wearing jackeds identifying them as Police. They were ...

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by Cubsrule
Fri Apr 14, 2017 1:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Another United gaffe - forces doctor off plane
Replies: 2122
Views: 110656

Re: Another United gaffe - forces doctor off plane

It was reported on NBC's Today Show this morning that the the LEO's that dragged the Dr off the plane were in fact NOT LEOs, but in fact were security employees. It was also reported that back in January the security employees were told to stop wearing jackeds identifying them as Police. They were ...

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by Cubsrule
Thu Apr 13, 2017 9:29 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 767 Exit Doors
Replies: 5
Views: 1693

Re: 767 Exit Doors

It's a customer option on the 763. The 752 also had multiple customer options for exit configuration (6 doors with overwings or 8 doors).

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by Cubsrule
Thu Apr 13, 2017 8:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: United to RTM
Replies: 41
Views: 11778

Re: Rumor: United to RTM

Is there a terrain issue at RTM? If not, 2200 meters is plenty for a flight to NYC on a 752; it's about 200 meters more than BRS has, for instance.

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by Cubsrule
Thu Apr 13, 2017 1:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United passenger threatened with handcuffs to make room for 'higher-priority' traveler
Replies: 214
Views: 24035

Re: United passenger threatened with handcuffs to make room for 'higher-priority' traveler

There are multiple legal experts who have opined in the other doctor's drag & drop case that the passengers don't have to obey crew's directions if they are illegal. And asking someone to leave the aircraft just because a higher priority passenger or crew came in is not legal and is not covered...

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by Cubsrule
Wed Apr 12, 2017 7:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United passenger threatened with handcuffs to make room for 'higher-priority' traveler
Replies: 214
Views: 24035

Re: United passenger threatened with handcuffs to make room for 'higher-priority' traveler

Nope but passengers aren't entitled to do whatever they wish.. They *ARE* entitled to WHAT THEY PAID FOR. The CoC, as UA interprets it, seems to authorize larceny on the part of the airline. They can downgrade you from F to Y and not even offer any reasonable compensation. I think that these CoCs a...

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by Cubsrule
Wed Apr 12, 2017 5:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Another United gaffe - forces doctor off plane
Replies: 2122
Views: 110656

Re: Another United gaffe - forces doctor off plane

I'm talking about the need for additional fuel for alternates and/or weight runway restrictions for runway performance causing the removal of boarded passengers. That's only a Rule 25(D) situation on 50-seaters. If removed passengers on larger aircraft are IDBs, then they are generally entitled to ...

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by Cubsrule
Wed Apr 12, 2017 5:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Another United gaffe - forces doctor off plane
Replies: 2122
Views: 110656

Re: Another United gaffe - forces doctor off plane

Once a passenger is boarded and seated they have a clause 21 right to transit. Here's the problem with that argument: if removing a passenger who is seated is refusal to transport and not IDB, which seems to be your argument, then removing a passenger who is seated because deteriorating weather cau...

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by Cubsrule
Wed Apr 12, 2017 3:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Another United gaffe - forces doctor off plane
Replies: 2122
Views: 110656

Re: Another United gaffe - forces doctor off plane

Once a passenger is boarded and seated they have a clause 21 right to transit. Here's the problem with that argument: if removing a passenger who is seated is refusal to transport and not IDB, which seems to be your argument, then removing a passenger who is seated because deteriorating weather cau...

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