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by Jamake1
Thu Jan 10, 2019 10:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Official: Joon To Be Re-Absorbed Into Air France
Replies: 67
Views: 9563

Re: Official: Joon To Be Re-Absorbed Into Air France

LHRlocal wrote:
Well, they didn't last long, Surely this is too joon?....


This made me laugh out loud... :lol:

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by Jamake1
Thu Jan 10, 2019 6:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Inland Empire Airlines Fokker 27
Replies: 14
Views: 1590

Re: Inland Empire Airlines Fokker 27

mtnwest1979 wrote:
Golden Gate ended August 1981, Swift Aire 6 weeks later, Pacific Express early '84. Far West was later and GW unsure.


Far West was very short-lived. Golden West shut down in the spring of ‘83, I beieve.

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by Jamake1
Tue Dec 18, 2018 4:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United starting Stockton-LAX service in 2019?
Replies: 53
Views: 6750

Re: United starting Stockton-LAX service in 2019?

BoeingGuy wrote:

Pretty sure that UA never flew DC-8s to SCK. That was part of the 737-200 milk runs.

UA did at times schedule DC-8s to FAT though.


UA operated DC-8’s into SCK during the early 1970’s. I have a postcard of Stockton airport and a United DC-8 is parked on the tarmac.

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by Jamake1
Sat Dec 15, 2018 5:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: California Pacific Airlines has a start date! November 1st
Replies: 324
Views: 57722

Re: Updated: California Pacific Airlines has a start date! November 1st

I wonder if JetSuiteX could succsessfully make a go of CLD-Bay Area service like they have with their CCR-BUR and CCR-LAS service...

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by Jamake1
Thu Dec 13, 2018 2:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA adds FCA, Double Daily DFWMAD/CDG, return to YHZ, 787 to ANC plus more
Replies: 105
Views: 13356

Re: AA adds FCA, Double Daily DFWMAD/CDG, return to YHZ, 787 to ANC plus more

LGA-DAB: Great to see DAB get it’s link to NYC restored following B6’s withdrawal.

STS-DFW: This could do well. It gives STS that east-bound link with great onward connections that Santa Rosa had been hoping to secure.

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by Jamake1
Wed Dec 12, 2018 11:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA announces SFO-DEL/MEL/YYZ; Expands AKL/AMS/PPT/ICN.
Replies: 507
Views: 68894

Re: United Airlines CEO to Make Historic Route Announcement Tomorrow (12/12)

jfklganyc wrote:
Vietnam...


I agree. It would seem SGN from either SFO or LAX. To me, SFO would make more sense since it is UA's primary Pacific gateway. I am pleased to see that after 8 years post merger, the company is connecting the dots and taking full advantage of its global footprint.

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by Jamake1
Thu Nov 29, 2018 5:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United's Kirby: Denver Getting Another United Euro Destination Soon
Replies: 140
Views: 19067

Re: United's Kirby: Denver Getting Another United Euro Destination Soon

DEN-FRA service commences 02 May, 2019. This service will be year round. This will be UA's 15th non-stop route between the US and Germany. Flight Frequency City Pair Depart Arrive Aircraft UA 182 Daily DEN-FRA 3:40 p.m. 9:20 a.m. (+1 day) Boeing 787 UA 181 Daily FRA-DEN 11:05 a.m. 1:20 p.m. Boeing 787

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by Jamake1
Sun Nov 18, 2018 8:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United FA Bases
Replies: 39
Views: 7250

Re: United FA Bases

Not true S-ual has had a satellite base in LAS and MSP both start and end trips at there respective home airports but technically if you have a meeting you report to either ORD for MSP or I think LAX for LAS. Not hubs Nope. This is not factually correct. LAS is not technically a satellite base. It ...

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by Jamake1
Thu Nov 15, 2018 2:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS Announces long awaited PAE flights on sale now, WN transfers slots to AS
Replies: 143
Views: 18683

Re: AS Announces long awaited PAE flights on sale now

enilria wrote:
The bigger news is that apparently WN won’t fly to PAE


Hmmm...Makes me wonder if AS surrendered DAL slots to obtain WN’s PAE slots...

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by Jamake1
Tue Nov 13, 2018 2:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New G4 route announcement 11/13 at MDT
Replies: 13
Views: 2607

Re: New G4 route announcement 11/13 at MDT

I’m confused. Are FCA and GPI the same airport? I cannot imagine Kalispell having two airports...

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by Jamake1
Sun Oct 07, 2018 9:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will Alaska de-hub SFO and LAX?
Replies: 82
Views: 10070

Re: Will Alaska debub SFO&LAX?

DarthLobster wrote:
People aren’t willing to pay for enjoyable air travel.


This is the most honest statement I’ve ever read on A.Net.

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by Jamake1
Fri Sep 28, 2018 9:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Plane Crash at TKK (Chuuk, FSM) - Air Niugini
Replies: 108
Views: 24450

Re: Plane Crash at TKK (Chuuk, FSM) - Air Niugini

That is indeed not many, but the 11 crew seems like an overkill. According to regulations, it should be 1 stewardess on 50 passengers, right? So 2 pilots and 4 stewardesses = 6 crew. Chances are there may have been some deadheading crews onboard that are included in the crewmember count. Furthermor...

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by Jamake1
Fri Sep 07, 2018 4:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Tahiti Nui reveal brand refresh
Replies: 129
Views: 34281

Re: Air Tahiti Nui reveal brand refresh

I am not sure how I feel about the billboard titles. The ligature gets lost in the windows. I think the font may need to be thicker and the lettering slightly enlarged. The Polynesian carriers certainly do have some of the best liveries going however. Air Tahiti Nui, Fiji Airways, and Hawaiian Airli...

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by Jamake1
Fri Aug 31, 2018 6:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL Orders Shades Down for Taxi and Takeoff
Replies: 72
Views: 17159

Re: DL Orders Shades Down for Taxi and Takeoff

I thought it was an FAA requirement that all shades had to be up for taxi, takeoff and landing. Is that not correct? No, it’s not a FAR, but it should be. I flew for another airline prior to United and it was SOP at my previous carrier that window shades must be up for taxi, T/O, and landing. Unite...

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by Jamake1
Thu Aug 30, 2018 1:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Announces EWR-PRG, EWR-NAP, SFO-AMS
Replies: 126
Views: 16336

Re: United Announces EWR-PRG, EWR-NAP, SFO-AMS

jayunited wrote:
Congrats to SFO, UA over the past few years has really beefed up our TATL service from this hub.


United’s growth at SFO has been nothing short of impressive: AKL; TLV; and soon, double daily to SIN. Really happy to see the company maximizing the full potential of both SFO and EWR.

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by Jamake1
Tue Aug 07, 2018 11:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta CEO: We beat AA/UA because we have the revenue to sustain it
Replies: 127
Views: 13969

Re: Delta CEO: We beat AA/UA because we have the revenue to sustain it

The point is, when you combine network size, scale, operational performance, financial performance, and customer satisfaction, Delta very often leads the pack when it comes to US Airlines, and that's what he's boasting about as it's translating to a revenue premium above Delta's peers. End of story...

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by Jamake1
Thu Aug 02, 2018 5:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines Heathrow Hub?
Replies: 45
Views: 8684

Re: United Airlines Heathrow Hub?

I know for many years up until at least 2014/15 they had a crew hub at LHR for flight attendants, they were American crew but based and lived in London, I used to see the crew on a regular basis at the crew parking lot at LHR. The UA cabin crews based at LHR are not exclusively American. I would sa...

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by Jamake1
Thu Aug 02, 2018 5:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines Heathrow Hub?
Replies: 45
Views: 8684

Re: United Airlines Heathrow Hub?

departedflights wrote:
There is also this advertisement from around the time of the acquisition in 1991:

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Today United flies the following routes from LHR: DEN*, EWR, IAD, IAH, LAX, ORD, SFO.

*Seasonal

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by Jamake1
Thu Jul 26, 2018 4:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Q2 2018 earnings
Replies: 118
Views: 10526

Re: JetBlue Q2 2018 earnings

I can see Southwest easily becoming the dominant carrier at LGB before too long.

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by Jamake1
Wed Jul 25, 2018 9:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boom Supersonic corp unveils plan for 55-seat supersonic jet
Replies: 87
Views: 11650

Re: Boom Supersonic corp unveils plan for 55-seat supersonic jet

You can still rest in economy class. Even I can, and usually find it very hard to get rest in economy class. I was also able to work in economy class too. The seats had power sockets provided, so my computer did't run out of power. It was fine. These big flat seats and fancy wine and dining are not...

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by Jamake1
Tue Jun 26, 2018 5:27 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: What is proper protocol for clearing vomit on aircraft?
Replies: 25
Views: 2411

Re: What is proper protocol for clearing vomit on aircraft?

I would think that Alaska would have an infection control kit onboard its A/C like other airlines. The kit contains all the tools needed to clean up vomit. There is a powder substance that crystalizes the vomit and neutralizes the odor. There is also a plastic scoop and accompanying flap to scoop up...

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by Jamake1
Tue Jun 26, 2018 2:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Help me to identify this wrecked aircraft!
Replies: 8
Views: 1884

Re: Help me to identify this wrecked aircraft!

Gives new meaning to the expression, “Take what you want and leave the rest.”

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by Jamake1
Tue Jun 26, 2018 1:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What should UA do to close the gap with DL?
Replies: 233
Views: 23589

Re: What should UA do to close the gap with DL?

VC10er wrote:
And UA has forever had that mindset: focused on Premium and reward loyalty.
“Follow the money”


That mindset did not survive the merger.

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by Jamake1
Mon Jun 18, 2018 9:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Problem With United FAs. Even I'm Fuming At This!
Replies: 240
Views: 67843

Re: THE Problem With United FAs. Even I'm Fuming At This!

ual763 wrote:
Oh Hey Gianna!


Brilliant! :rotfl:

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by Jamake1
Mon Jun 18, 2018 9:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Problem With United FAs. Even I'm Fuming At This!
Replies: 240
Views: 67843

Re: THE Problem With United FAs. Even I'm Fuming At This!

The flight in question, was a p.s. subfleet aircraft with 142 seats (J28W42Y70), meaning just 3 FAs. Do you mean just 3 F/A’s in United Business? Because that is how UB is staffed on the p.s. flights on pm-UA 757-200 aircraft. 2 additional F/A’s work in the Y cabin. I could tell from the photo that...

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by Jamake1
Mon Jun 18, 2018 6:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: David Neeleman Raising Funds for New U.S. Airline
Replies: 339
Views: 47510

Re: David Neeleman Raising Funds for New U.S. Airline

This is very exciting...

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by Jamake1
Sun Jun 17, 2018 10:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 6/17/2018:AA Drops ORD-BIS/BOI/COS/RAP/RNO for Winter or More;SXM Cuts;DY Shuffle;EY Pares JFK-AUH
Replies: 87
Views: 11906

Re: OAG Changes 6/17/2018:AA Drops ORD-BIS/BOI/COS/RAP/RNO for Winter or More;SXM Cuts;DY Shuffle;EY Pares JFK-AUH

So you think because of the reduction of flights its not up and coming or doing well?. SMH! Americans have the strangest mindset. To be fair, Nicaragua has been experiencing considerable civil unrest ever since the government changed social security laws. The U.S. State Department has issued a Leve...

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by Jamake1
Fri Jun 08, 2018 11:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What should UA do to close the gap with DL?
Replies: 233
Views: 23589

Re: What should UA do to close the gap with DL?

Actually, they cut to profitability, not only the scope of the airline, but the products offered...problem is, they also eroded high quality revenue generation - This is precisely what ocurred and is still the crux of United’s problem. Delta has invested heavily in its products and services and as ...

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by Jamake1
Thu Jun 07, 2018 5:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What should UA do to close the gap with DL?
Replies: 233
Views: 23589

Re: What should UA do to close the gap with DL?

Austin787 wrote:
The quick answer: hire Richard Anderson to be their next CEO


I believe Jim Whitehurst sits on the Board at UAL (UCH?). He would be an effective leader as well.

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by Jamake1
Thu Jun 07, 2018 3:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What should UA do to close the gap with DL?
Replies: 233
Views: 23589

Re: What should UA do to close the gap with DL?

I think the HD 772s will remain on EWR-DUB/BCN/MAD routes during the busy summer travel season for the next few years. Right now UA has at least 3-4 77Es out of service in either HKG or XMN for schedule maintenance or Polaris installation. That combined with the fact that UA is filling up those HD ...

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by Jamake1
Wed Jun 06, 2018 10:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA pilot removed from cockpit.
Replies: 52
Views: 12605

Re: BA pilot removed from cockpit.

mrbonfire wrote:
There is no such thing as an addictive personality.


Mmmm Hmmm. You clearly have no idea what you’re talking about. If you’re a pilot, go speak to the EAP representatives in your union. They can educate you on the matter.

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by Jamake1
Wed Jun 06, 2018 9:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA pilot removed from cockpit.
Replies: 52
Views: 12605

Re: BA pilot removed from cockpit.

I disagree, and I don't ride horses. This guy made a conscious decision to turn up for work not just over the aviation legal limit, but over the driving legal limit. Those tests would have been done some time after he turned up for work, when he would have been even further over the limit. He could...

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by Jamake1
Wed Jun 06, 2018 6:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA pilot removed from cockpit.
Replies: 52
Views: 12605

Re: BA pilot removed from cockpit.

I am dismayed to read some of the comments on here. Addiction has nothing to do with one's character. It is a disease that certain people are predisposed to. The fact that this fellow showed up to pilot an aircraft shows us the utter powerlessness of the disease of alcoholism. This does not exonerat...

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by Jamake1
Wed Jun 06, 2018 4:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What should UA do to close the gap with DL?
Replies: 233
Views: 23589

Re: What should UA do to close the gap with DL?

Dear Jamake, There is a decent chance you have had me as a customer, probably no way to know for sure. But I want to say a huge “Thank You” because I have experienced extraordinary service on United by people like you. I do indeed think it’s unfair to paint all of UA’s customer facing people (inclu...

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by Jamake1
Wed Jun 06, 2018 1:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: "Only a man can run an airline."
Replies: 137
Views: 11192

Re: "Only a man can run an airline."

If Dagny Taggart can run Taggart Transcontinental Railroad, then a woman can run an airline...

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by Jamake1
Tue Jun 05, 2018 4:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA with extensive damage makes emergency landing
Replies: 4
Views: 816

Re: AA with extensive damage makes emergency landing

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There's already and extensive thread on this with posted photos...

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by Jamake1
Tue Jun 05, 2018 4:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What should UA do to close the gap with DL?
Replies: 233
Views: 23589

Re: What should UA do to close the gap with DL?

I see a lot of "it's management's fault" in 99% of these responses. Do work groups or even better yet individual employees take any responsibility for the state of their airline? It's been 8 years and we still read about this UA vs CO crap. When is the last time anyone has seen or heard a...

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by Jamake1
Mon Jun 04, 2018 4:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What should UA do to close the gap with DL?
Replies: 233
Views: 23589

Re: What should UA do to close the gap with DL?

chepos wrote:
Not sure what this constant anti UA sentiment is all about.


Delta earned $676 million in 1Q2018. United earned $147 million in 1Q2018. The sentiment is about UA's lagging performance across multiple metrics. The gap between DL's performance and UA's performance isn't narrowing.

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by Jamake1
Mon Jun 04, 2018 2:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What should UA do to close the gap with DL?
Replies: 233
Views: 23589

Re: What should UA do to close the gap with DL?

DL is just better than UA. It's not any one thing, although DL is definitely the more reliable airline, which matters a lot. Here's a list of things that jump out, some important, some minor, some barely worth mentioning, but all areas where UA lags behind: -Many more RJs, including 50-seaters on 1...

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by Jamake1
Tue May 29, 2018 4:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa Reveals Why It Dropped Yellow From Its Livery (Interview)
Replies: 179
Views: 32038

Re: Lufthansa Reveals Why It Dropped Yellow From Its Livery (Interview)

Its a decent livery but these arguments are a slap in the face to the reality of the literal race to the bottom that is across the board the modern airline travel experience. One where passengers vote on fare price only and not paint color, cabin finishes, the colors in the app, lack of food, lack ...

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by Jamake1
Tue May 29, 2018 1:21 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: The Downgrade of Hawaii Inflight Service
Replies: 42
Views: 5573

Re: The Downgrade of Hawaii Inflight Service

Many others have spoken about the fact that because the Hawaii market is so low-yielding that airlines don't need to offer meals or other "extra services." Can anyone tell me though, in what high-yielding domestic US markets can economy class passengers expect to receive an enhanced servi...

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by Jamake1
Mon May 28, 2018 4:41 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: The Downgrade of Hawaii Inflight Service
Replies: 42
Views: 5573

Re: The Downgrade of Hawaii Inflight Service

They should give the same offering with their International flight, at least for the Hawaii to Central/Eastern US. I mean, the US domestic ticket is expensive so they should give a better offering. I guess that's the problem when a country as big as the US have so few airline with all the mergers a...

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by Jamake1
Mon May 28, 2018 1:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 5/27/2018:AA Drops LAX-MBJ;XE Changes Cali Network;P1/J1/4P Swaps;4O Drops SAT/IAH-BJX
Replies: 45
Views: 7462

Re: OAG Changes 5/27/2018:AA Drops LAX-MBJ;XE Changes Cali Network;P1/J1/4P Swaps;4O Drops SAT/IAH-BJX

Because LAS is higher yield? *XE BUR-CCR JUL 0.9>3 AUG 0.9>3 SEP 0.8>0 OCT 0.9>0 NOV 0.9>0 DEC 0.8>0 JAN 0.9>0 FEB 0.9>0 *XE BUR-LAS JUL 0.5>5 AUG 0.4>6 *XE BUR-OAK JUL 1.2>3 AUG 1.2>3 SEP 1.1>0 OCT 1.2>0 NOV 1.1>0 DEC 1.1>0 JAN 1.2>0 FEB 1.1>0 XE BUR-SJC JUL 0.6>0.2 AUG 0.6>0.1 *XE LAS-OAK JUL 0>0...

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by Jamake1
Wed May 23, 2018 4:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Saudia A332 operated by Onur Air land without nose landing gear
Replies: 20
Views: 7342

Re: Saudia A332 operated by Onur Air land without nose landing gear

DocLightning wrote:
I wonder why they evacuated via slide.


It is quite common to use evacuation slides in a gear up landing...especially with the risk of fire to the undercarriage or with engines contacting the pavement.

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by Jamake1
Fri May 18, 2018 12:11 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airline livery you miss the most
Replies: 166
Views: 9815

Re: Airline livery you miss the most

Air Cal

Braniff’s “Ultra” look

Air Florida

Mexicana’s multi-colored motif tails

Hughes Airwest

Texas International

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by Jamake1
Thu May 17, 2018 10:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA tells FAs to stop Sloppy Grooming
Replies: 168
Views: 19727

Re: UA tells FAs to stop Sloppy Grooming

I was London-based for a number of years. It was always a source of pride to walk through airports with LHR-based colleagues who elevate United’s brand in terms of uniform appearance and inflight service standards.

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by Jamake1
Thu May 17, 2018 10:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Questionable (Failed?) USA Mergers
Replies: 99
Views: 8602

Re: Questionable (Failed?) USA Mergers

-= SWA/Air Tran: Probably doesn't fulfill the criteria of questionable or failed...but it was unique! SWA's 1 & only merger (aside from Muse...tiny & kinda "mean spirited"). Obviously, this was the result of SWA adapting to what the market was dictating, & it wasn't dictating ...

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by Jamake1
Thu May 17, 2018 9:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA CFO Resigns
Replies: 41
Views: 10194

Re: UA CFO Resigns

masseybrown wrote:
Levy must have been the guy who said let's bring back forty-six of 50-seaters. :)


Or the guy who said let’s deploy high-density 777’s with no video screens on transatlantic routes.

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by Jamake1
Thu May 17, 2018 5:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA's position in NYC
Replies: 106
Views: 12607

Re: AA's position in NYC

I don't see this as AA throwing in the towel. The marketplace has changed. JetBlue got much larger from NYC to the Caribbean due to a considerably lower cost structure over the past decade. DL became dominant in part due to the slot swap with the former USAirways. Then the industry consolidated and ...

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