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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: 168
Views: 22431

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: 168
Views: 22431

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: 112
Views: 11125

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: 66
Views: 9087

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: 204
Views: 19361

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: 204
Views: 19361

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: 204
Views: 19361

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: 12250

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: 12250

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: 12250

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: 204
Views: 19361

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: 10571

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: 757

Re: AA with extensive damage makes emergency landing

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

viewtopic.php?f=3&t=1395691

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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: 204
Views: 19361

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: 204
Views: 19361

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: 204
Views: 19361

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: 167
Views: 26304

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: 5293

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: 5293

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: 7280

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: 7187

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: 8465

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: 19302

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: 8256

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: 10052

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: 12297

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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by Jamake1
Wed May 16, 2018 5:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why National Airlines never went Pacific
Replies: 70
Views: 4542

Re: Why National Airlines never went Pacific

It is quite a story, from a basic domestic carrier to the American airline with the best route system in the world The best route system in the world perhaps, but not the most well-managed airline in the world. Nearly eight years later, United still has a long way to go toward leveraging its assets...

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by Jamake1
Wed May 16, 2018 2:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska to Close Pilot Base in NYC
Replies: 83
Views: 9660

Re: Alaska to Close Pilot Base in NYC

NameOmitted wrote:
Well... There's internet bulletin boards...


Touché.

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by Jamake1
Tue May 15, 2018 11:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska to Close Pilot Base in NYC
Replies: 83
Views: 9660

Re: Alaska to Close Pilot Base in NYC

rbavfan wrote:

Would you like to move to a new city every time you want to bid on a new route. Moving is expensive & more time consuming. It's not just the apartment it's the packing, shipping, new utility hookups.


Nothing is more time consuming than commuting.

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by Jamake1
Tue May 15, 2018 10:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines to close St. Louis pilot base in September 2018
Replies: 51
Views: 12338

Re: American Airlines to close St. Louis pilot base in September 2018

Flight crews who live away from base for lower taxes end up paying a huge price in time. For me, the time cost outweighed the higher expense of living near my assigned domocile.

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by Jamake1
Tue May 15, 2018 10:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska to Close Pilot Base in NYC
Replies: 83
Views: 9660

Alaska to Close Pilot Base in NYC

https://www.cnbc.com/2018/05/15/alaska- ... -york.html
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Base closure coming in September. Former NY-based VX pilots offered positions at LAX or SFO.

https://www.cnbc.com/2018/05/15/alaska- ... -york.html

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by Jamake1
Mon May 14, 2018 4:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA kicks off 1st class pax for serving drinks to economy pax
Replies: 30
Views: 7664

Re: AA kicks off 1st class pax for serving drinks to economy pax

There’s a way to do this. A brief explanation that you have two friends, business partners, associates, etc. sitting in Economy, followed by a very nice request to the flight attendant, will often yield the desired result.

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by Jamake1
Sat May 12, 2018 12:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA East Coast network changes
Replies: 92
Views: 14644

Re: Rumor: UA cutting EWR-BDL/BWI/DSM and while expanding domestic service

MIflyer12 wrote:
PSP just isn't a destination for much of the East - or they fly to LAX and enjoy the drive into the desert. Looking at PSP arrivals yesterday and I don't see anything east of MSP (Sun Country!) and ORD (AA).


Doesn’t JetBlue fly JFK-PSP seasonally?

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by Jamake1
Thu May 10, 2018 3:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will Southwest entry into Hawaii speed up merger discussions of HA with B6
Replies: 72
Views: 7524

Re: Will Southwest entry into Hawaii speed up merger discussions of HA with B6

I’ve always thought Hawaiian’s route system would nicely complement JetBlue’s network...especially if B6 expands across the Atlantic and/or into S. America. Having said that, I would hate for either to lose their brand identity to a merger.

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by Jamake1
Sat May 05, 2018 3:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bloomberg article: Watch Out, Airlines. High Speed Rail Now Rivals Flying on Key Routes
Replies: 239
Views: 19001

Re: Watch Out, Airlines. High Speed Rail Now Rivals Flying on Key Routes

It’s a shame that none of those high speed rail markets are in the US.

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by Jamake1
Wed May 02, 2018 3:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Cracks Down on FA Trip Hoarding and Selling
Replies: 61
Views: 13185

Re: AA Cracks Down on FA Trip Hoarding and Selling

The bigger problem is that US carriers allow senior flight attendants to not fly...or fly minimally...while retaining full benefits. This gives very senior F/A’s little incentive to retire.

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by Jamake1
Mon Apr 16, 2018 1:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sun Country (SY) strands hundreds of passengers in Mexico and tells them to find their own way home
Replies: 214
Views: 21284

Re: Sun Country (SY) strands hundreds of passengers in Mexico and tells them to find their own way home

This is where unfettered capitalism gets in the way of doing the right thing. There needs to be consumer protections in place for situations like this...as there are in Europe. If an airline takes your money and flies you to your holiday destination, they should be legally bound to bring you back. P...

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by Jamake1
Sat Apr 14, 2018 1:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hot (Pink) off the press! 3M's new ATR shows herself
Replies: 41
Views: 6625

Re: Hot (Pink) off the press! 3M's new ATR shows herself

Wow. What a disappointment. For a regional airline, Silver Airways had one of the best liveries going. It is clean and classy and the pink accents give it a bit of flair. This all pink look cheapens the brand. PSA did away with pink in their color scheme during the late 1970'sbecause the color faded...

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by Jamake1
Fri Apr 13, 2018 7:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flair Airlines first aircraft in new livery, plans expansion as ULCC
Replies: 52
Views: 10128

Re: Flair Airlines first aircraft in new livery, plans expansion as ULCC

Font is horrible, livery is poorly thought-through and cheap looking. Lots of market confusion over this airline, launched as New Leaf with lots of press and hype and quietly changed to Flair ( it's parent ) after just a few months, doesn't instil a lot of confidence IMO, especially in a market whe...

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by Jamake1
Sun Mar 25, 2018 7:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 3/25/2018: AirChina Adds IAH-PTY w/773;UA Adds PQI-EWR, MisFiles or Drops 3 ORD Markets;4O Adds BJX-SAT/IAH
Replies: 63
Views: 8990

Re: OAG Changes 3/25/2018: AirChina Adds IAH-PTY w/773;UA Adds PQI-EWR, MisFiles or Drops 3 ORD Markets;4O Adds BJX-SAT/

UA is going to operate all the EAS the way they are going. Somebody tell Wall Street that 5% capacity increase they hate is all govt subsidized! LOL Honestly though, if the government is going to continue subsidizing EAS, this is how it SHOULD be awarded: To a reliable Express carrier who can feed ...

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by Jamake1
Thu Mar 22, 2018 4:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian profit warning, try to raise equity
Replies: 125
Views: 18026

Re: Norwegian profit warning, try to raise equity

Thanks for posting the NYT article of 21MAR. I am flummoxed why investors are continuing to pour money into Norwegian. This from the NYT article: Karl-Johan Molnes, chief analyst at brokerage Norne Securities, who has a "sell" rating on the stock, said Norwegian Air should dismantle the lo...

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by Jamake1
Thu Mar 22, 2018 2:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Regarding AA's JFK-Zurich Route Ending (AA 64/AA65)
Replies: 74
Views: 9000

Re: Regarding AA's JFK-Zurich Route Ending (AA 64/AA65)

jasoncrh wrote:
LIS is year round from Newark. It is seasonal from Washington - Dulles, on UA.


Ahh okay, thanks. It gets confusing because aircraft metal gets swapped frequently between pm-CO and pm-UA. pm-CO must be flying LIS thru the winter.

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by Jamake1
Thu Mar 22, 2018 5:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 2 Fired United FAs awarded $800k+ (Possibly 1.5mil) From Jury
Replies: 66
Views: 9550

Re: 2 Fired United FAs awarded $800k+ (Possibly 1.5mil) From Jury

If United’s Discipline is similar to ours, it’s based on Progressive Discipline. Not wearing an Apron, and using an iPad would be a minor infraction and to terminate on a First Offense is beyond excessive! Thank You! I happen to know the United supervisor who took action against these two individua...

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by Jamake1
Thu Mar 22, 2018 4:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Regarding AA's JFK-Zurich Route Ending (AA 64/AA65)
Replies: 74
Views: 9000

Re: Regarding AA's JFK-Zurich Route Ending (AA 64/AA65)

vs UA EWR: AMS, BCN, BRU, TXL, DUB, EDI, FRA, GVA, LIS, LHR, MAD, MAN, MXP, MUC, CDG, ZRH Seasonal: KEF, SNN, ARN, VCE From EWR, UA also flies FCO year-round. I don't believe LIS is year-round. I think LIS may be seasonal...along with ATH and HAM. I cannot recall if HAM is returning in 2018, but a ...

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by Jamake1
Wed Mar 14, 2018 6:17 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines female co-pilot claims male pilot drugged and raped her
Replies: 173
Views: 5822

Re: Alaska Airlines female co-pilot claims male pilot drugged and raped her

Well I can see that misogyny and sexism are alive and well on A. Net today...

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by Jamake1
Tue Mar 13, 2018 10:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dog Dies in Overhead Bin on United Airlines Flight
Replies: 491
Views: 31334

Re: Dog killed onboard United Airlines flight (in cabin)

I'm placing myself in the owner's shoes. She is traveling with tween daughter and a small infant. She is somewhat limited in her mobility with her seat belt fastened and an infant in hand. She is tentative about the the pup going into the overhead bin, but ultimately gives in to the flight attendant...

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by Jamake1
Mon Mar 05, 2018 10:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United replacing employee bonuses with new program
Replies: 125
Views: 12705

Re: United replacing employee bonuses with new program

This entire charade was nothing more than a thinly veiled attempt to pull the wool over the eyes of the rank and file by spinning the lottery for cash and prizes as a better incentive program. There was no employee engagement about pending changes to the program and there was absolutely no transpare...

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by Jamake1
Mon Mar 05, 2018 10:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UK air tax grab to be retrospective
Replies: 11
Views: 1726

Re: UK air tax grab to be retrospective

In retrospect, I believe the OP meant to use the word, retroactively...

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by Jamake1
Mon Feb 26, 2018 7:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Polaris Promise Never Matched Reality
Replies: 256
Views: 34625

Re: United Polaris Promise Never Matched Reality

The sundae bowls have returned. They are made of melamine rather than glass so shards of glass do not end up in ice cream.

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by Jamake1
Wed Feb 21, 2018 4:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Polaris Promise Never Matched Reality
Replies: 256
Views: 34625

Re: United Polaris Promise Never Matched Reality

The champagne flute was ridiculous from the start. Are you actually using glassware or back to plastic cups? The FAA does not permit US carriers to utilize glassware for pre-departure service on the ground. For pre-departure wine/champagne, the original plastic stemmed glass is now used. It is not ...

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