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by sspontak
Fri Jun 22, 2018 6:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why no JFK/LGA-BDL service?
Replies: 63
Views: 4357

Re: Why no JFK/LGA-BDL service?

jmdc861 wrote:
Used to fly the route (JFK-BDL) regularly in TWA 707s during the academic year of 1968-1969 when I was a freshman at the University of Hartford. "Student -Standby" fare then ? $5.80!


Back in the mid 1970's DL flew this route as a thru flight to ATL on a DC-8-61 BDL-JFK-ATL.

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by sspontak
Mon Jun 11, 2018 9:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airports where pax had to use stairs to board 747, DC-10, L-1011
Replies: 225
Views: 12324

Re: Airports where pax had to use stairs to board 747, DC-10, L-1011

I remember using airstairs for TWA L-1011 and EA A300 in Nassau in the early 80's. Also airstairs for TWA L-1011 in Freeport in the early 80's.

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by sspontak
Thu Jun 07, 2018 2:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First Westjet 737MAX8 in new livery
Replies: 43
Views: 8585

Re: First Westjet 737MAX8 in new livery

This is a nice update to the Westjet livery. It looks great on the Max 8.

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by sspontak
Tue May 29, 2018 1:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why no flights on US3 to eastern Atlantic islands?
Replies: 126
Views: 10877

Re: Why no flights on US3 to eastern Atlantic islands?

Delta recently started nonstop service from JFK to PDL (Ponta Delgada - Azores) utilizing the 757 with D1 service. The fight is just under 6 hours. There is no D1 service on this route. It's Premium Select, Comfort Plus, and Economy. I was on the inaugural. Also, I have the ability to say I was the...

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by sspontak
Mon May 28, 2018 3:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why no flights on US3 to eastern Atlantic islands?
Replies: 126
Views: 10877

Re: Why no flights on US3 to eastern Atlantic islands?

Delta recently started nonstop service from JFK to PDL (Ponta Delgada - Azores) utilizing the 757 with D1 service. The fight is just under 6 hours. D1 service but on a "regular" 757? I checked a random date in July and it looks to be a 75P (or G, whatever DL wants to call them now). The i...

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by sspontak
Mon May 28, 2018 1:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why no flights on US3 to eastern Atlantic islands?
Replies: 126
Views: 10877

Re: Why no flights on US3 to eastern Atlantic islands?

Delta recently started nonstop service from JFK to PDL (Ponta Delgada - Azores) utilizing the 757 with D1 service. The fight is just under 6 hours.

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by sspontak
Sun Apr 08, 2018 2:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is Boeing outfoxing Airbus?
Replies: 114
Views: 20233

Re: Is Boeing outfoxing Airbus?

I don't see how this jibes with the fact that Boeing has been shopping around a MoM widebody and numerous airlines are reported to be very enthusiastic about it. If Boeing is trying to do a head fake on Airbus, if anything it will be by making the 797 a lightweight 787 and putting the money saved b...

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by sspontak
Sun Apr 08, 2018 12:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Eastern Air Lines Caribbean Blue
Replies: 19
Views: 2639

Re: Eastern Air Lines Caribbean Blue

Why did they do this anyway? The white looked chic and the bare metal looked pretty crappy in my opinion. Eliminating the white paint was most likely done to reduce weight. USair and Western Airlines also eliminated the white around the same time. I wonder how much weight on average was actually re...

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by sspontak
Wed Apr 04, 2018 5:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SQ Interested in Boeing MOM
Replies: 23
Views: 5169

Re: SQ Interested in Boeing MOM

Perhaps Boeing may go with a narrow body/wide body MOM dual option similar to how they developed the 757/767 simultaneously back in the early 1980's. They could push the commonality of both types and solve the issue of less/more cargo and perhaps get orders for both types from many airlines. I would...

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by sspontak
Thu Mar 08, 2018 4:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New southwest schedule release due march 8th!!
Replies: 96
Views: 9885

Re: New southwest schedule release due march 8th!!

That's it folks, we've found them all. https://www.swamedia.com/releases/release-5bfdf6d446d6aa38517f972f392fa9ee-fall-in-love-with-more-nonstop-options-on-southwest-airlines Anything on KISP?!? I don’t know how to search! :) On the local Long Island New 12 I heard SWA will start nonstop ISP-RDU. N...

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by sspontak
Thu Mar 08, 2018 4:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New southwest schedule release due march 8th!!
Replies: 96
Views: 9885

Re: New southwest schedule release due march 8th!!

Balloonchaser wrote:
Anything on KISP?!? I don’t know how to search! :)


On the local Long Island New 12 I heard SWA will start nonstop ISP-RDU. Not much detail in the new report. Does anyone know when this route will start? I have been waiting for this route..Glad to hear it will be SWA.

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by sspontak
Tue Mar 06, 2018 1:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH new livery to be ‘revised’ after only three weeks
Replies: 154
Views: 36310

Re: LH new livery to be ‘revised’ after only three weeks

It would look better if the logo was in yellow. I am fine with the blue tail but the white logo is hideous. Here are 2 quick edits https://i.imgur.com/wDa7JBe.png https://i.imgur.com/Sw7T9om.png (Unfortunately, I can't edit/ fix my previous post, so I apologize if people consider my post spam.) Ver...

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by sspontak
Wed Feb 28, 2018 8:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 797 Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 2323
Views: 294793

Re: Why is Boeing waiting to officially launch the NMA or the "797?"

[quote=" What I find may be a candidate is the proposed 787-3. It was supposed to be around 350,000 pounds like a 767-300. Maybe they offer that with new engines and a narrow body version to replace the 757?[/quote] Sounds like a great idea to have 2 versions of the MOM, one to replace the 763 ...

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by sspontak
Wed Feb 28, 2018 3:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH new livery to be ‘revised’ after only three weeks
Replies: 154
Views: 36310

Re: LH new livery to be ‘revised’ after only three weeks

The new shade of blue looks nice in the photos. Unfortunately they are changing it. I have a feeling a lighter shade of blue will not look as good as the current dark blue color. A bit more yellow would also be nice.

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by sspontak
Sun Feb 25, 2018 6:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta refuses to upgrade US curling team gold winners
Replies: 122
Views: 20681

Re: Delta refuses to upgrade US curling team gold winners

Requesting upgrades by tweet for an entire team should not have been requested in this manner. And unfortunately Delta did not come back with a good response. This should have been handled in an offline/professional/appropriate manner on both sides. What if there were not enough seats to upgrade the...

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by sspontak
Sun Feb 04, 2018 2:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH introduces revised livery
Replies: 1106
Views: 205403

Re: LH introduces revised livery

LTU932 wrote:
[Personally, the front logo should stay where it is, near the nose. If LH changes that, I'll be hugely disappointed.


Agreed but perhaps a little larger.

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by sspontak
Sun Feb 04, 2018 2:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH introduces revised livery
Replies: 1106
Views: 205403

Re: LH introduces revised livery

The new LH livery is nice as a start but it looks unfinished. The yellow should be used for the circle/crane on the tail instead of the white. The logo should also be represented on the front near the Lufthansa name similar to Delta or Air Canada. Then you have a finished classic livery that will re...

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by sspontak
Sun Nov 19, 2017 2:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Future of ISP
Replies: 295
Views: 29493

Re: The Future of ISP

Bummer that CLT will not start on F9. But glad to hear MYR will be announced. Do you think F9 just replaced CLT with MYR?

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by sspontak
Wed Nov 08, 2017 4:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta reported to be considering cities besides ATL/DTW/MSP/SEA for 747 farewell tour
Replies: 78
Views: 8611

Re: Delta reported to be considering cities besides ATL/DTW/MSP/SEA for 747 farewell tour

I would like to see JFK, PHX, MSP, NRT and HKG on the farewell tour as these are routes I remember flying the NW 747.

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by sspontak
Mon Nov 06, 2017 1:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What were the final Delta and United DC-8 routes?
Replies: 26
Views: 5152

Re: What were the final Delta and United DC-8 routes?

I flew on only 2 DC-8 flights. The first on a DL DC-8-61 back in 1977 from JFK to ATL. The second flight was in 1985 from FLL to ATL on the re-engined DC-8-71. I remember DL actually served a full beverage and dinner service on this short flight. The OP didn't ask for a list of everyone's personal ...

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by sspontak
Thu Nov 02, 2017 1:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What were the final Delta and United DC-8 routes?
Replies: 26
Views: 5152

Re: What were the final Delta and United DC-8 routes?

I flew on only 2 DC-8 flights.

The first on a DL DC-8-61 back in 1977 from JFK to ATL.

The second flight was in 1985 from FLL to ATL on the re-engined DC-8-71. I remember DL actually served a full beverage and dinner service on this short flight.

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by sspontak
Tue Oct 10, 2017 1:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is there a reason that ISP does not really have Western / West Coast service?
Replies: 10
Views: 1880

Re: Is there a reason that ISP does not really have Western / West Coast service?

Southwest operated the ISP-LAS route a number of years ago but unfortunately it was short lived.

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by sspontak
Sun Sep 17, 2017 10:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will MCO be a focus city for DL?
Replies: 59
Views: 7191

Re: Will MCO be a focus city for DL?

Through the years Delta has built up, tweaked, launched Delta Express, changed focus, built up again, launched Song, tweaked, pulled down at MCO. Of course they will relaunch a focus city. It's what almost 30 years of constant flux in their MCO operation and changing priorities at the airline alway...

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by sspontak
Wed Sep 13, 2017 12:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Future of ISP
Replies: 295
Views: 29493

Re: The Future of ISP

cheapgreek wrote:
Can't believe DL does not feed ATL from ISP. Also why not AA to CLT?


Resuming DL ISP-ATL would be great for my Atlanta travel and for connections. I would even support CR2 flights just to avoid using the NYC airports.

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by sspontak
Wed Sep 13, 2017 12:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Future of ISP
Replies: 295
Views: 29493

Re: The Future of ISP

Every time a discussion about ISP pops up, I immediately think of my flights on Northeastern Int'l and Eastern through there. One leg was the 727 of Northeastern painted in pink with the clouds, connecting in ISP to a 727 of Northeastern painted in blue with the clouds. Yes...CONNECTIONS in ISP. Th...

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by sspontak
Thu Jul 20, 2017 4:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JFK/LGA/EWR/HPN/ISP/SWF Aviation
Replies: 131
Views: 15843

Re: JFK/LGA/EWR/HPN/ISP/SWF Aviation

Looks like ISP got some love, my Facebook feed was filled with people rejoicing about the F9 announcement to add 10 destinations from ISP, most with daily service too. Interesting boost for ISP. https://patch.com/new-york/portjefferson/s/g6l9v/frontier-airlines-adding-10-new-destinations-macarthur-...

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by sspontak
Sun Jul 16, 2017 7:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta moves seat of Ann Coulter
Replies: 317
Views: 34803

Re: Delta moves seat of Ann Coulter

I have had my seat reassigned and I was not happy because there were empty seats in my C+ row but I still had my seat changed to a different row with no explanation. This is poor DL customer service if this is DL's policy. I hope DL changes this policy.

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by sspontak
Sun Jul 16, 2017 7:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta moves seat of Ann Coulter
Replies: 317
Views: 34803

Re: Delta Finally Getting Some Negative Coverage

It's very difficult to tell what actually happened in this instance. But to your question if you paid a fare in a certain class and are not transported in that class for whatever reason, the airline must give you a refund. Has happened to me only once, and it was not because I was removed from F. F...

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by sspontak
Sun Jul 16, 2017 7:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta moves seat of Ann Coulter
Replies: 317
Views: 34803

Re: Delta Finally Getting Some Negative Coverage

Either cheap or extremely bad with money. So flying coach = bad with money? Not seeing that connection. :scratchchin: With that many book deals and even being a B-list media celebrity, in this day and age I'm sure she makes plenty to purchase a discount F seat (often just $100-$200 more). If she do...

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by sspontak
Sun Jul 16, 2017 5:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta moves seat of Ann Coulter
Replies: 317
Views: 34803

Re: Delta Finally Getting Some Negative Coverage

ual763 wrote:
pallvidar wrote:
So we can't put our political opinions aside for a few moment to discuss Delta's mistake regardless of who was at the receiving end of it?


Apparently not. Thought people could keep it more civil.


Not going to happen in our double standard society.

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by sspontak
Thu Jul 06, 2017 12:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Deltas Md-88s in California
Replies: 14
Views: 3832

Re: Deltas Md-88s in California

Way back with the DFW hub, I did fly the MD-88 to ONT but not to LAX.

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by sspontak
Wed Jul 05, 2017 6:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL accused of racism
Replies: 17
Views: 3589

Re: DL accused of racism

If passengers cannot follow simple instructions then they should not be allowed to fly. If you presented yourself to board then board and keep the jetway clear.

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by sspontak
Sat Jul 01, 2017 12:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL releases anti-ME3 video
Replies: 196
Views: 21081

Re: DL releases anti-ME3 video

If the US3 cannot compete effectively againist the ME3 separately, perhaps they can collaborate together and compete that way. Send A380's, 747-8, 777x to the ME, EU, Asia, SA, Australia, The US airlines collaborated back in the late 1950's 60's. Perhaps it is time to combine their strengths and com...

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by sspontak
Wed Jun 14, 2017 1:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First Delta A350 emerges from the factory
Replies: 236
Views: 69569

Re: First Delta A350 emerges from the factory

The 350 is a nice looking aircraft in Delta's livery. It is good to see the larger titles. Delta should update the other Airbuses, the 737, 757 and the DL Connection aircraft with the larger titles. The rest of the aircraft seem to have the right sized titles. Good job on the 350 Delta.

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by sspontak
Tue May 16, 2017 2:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Oldest Liveries Still In Use?
Replies: 64
Views: 11473

Re: Oldest Liveries Still In Use?

any unpainted American Airlines plane in the new livery would be the winner..early 70's.... No, the former AA scheme was introduced in 1968, the design dating from 1967. http://www.askthepilot.com/american-airlines-new-livery/ So does AA take the win with a late 60's introduction with the livery st...

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by sspontak
Thu Apr 13, 2017 1:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Another United gaffe - forces doctor off plane
Replies: 2119
Views: 124807

Re: Another United gaffe - forces doctor off plane

Are there any other industries that can revoke their product after selling it to a paying customer in a similar way? Imagine you are in your Hotel room and suddenly you get thrown out for some Hotel workers needing sleep. Right. Once a passenger is seated, an airline should not have them removed. T...

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by sspontak
Mon Apr 10, 2017 8:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Another United gaffe - forces doctor off plane
Replies: 2119
Views: 124807

Re: Another United gaffe - forces doctor off plane

The process for law enforcement is 1. ASK, 2. TELL, 3. MAKE - it's your choice at point 1 or 2 but should you get to step 3, you will be leaving with plenty of assistance. If you are a Doctor or a brick layer, it makes no difference. As some have said, it's the airplane operator's decision as to wh...

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by sspontak
Mon Apr 10, 2017 8:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Another United gaffe - forces doctor off plane
Replies: 2119
Views: 124807

Re: Another United gaffe - forces doctor off plane

The process for law enforcement is 1. ASK, 2. TELL, 3. MAKE - it's your choice at point 1 or 2 but should you get to step 3, you will be leaving with plenty of assistance. If you are a Doctor or a brick layer, it makes no difference. As some have said, it's the airplane operator's decision as to wh...

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by sspontak
Fri Apr 07, 2017 3:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737 turns 50 this Sunday!
Replies: 63
Views: 6887

Re: Nifty And Lifty At Fifty--April 9th To Mark 50 Years Since 1st 737 Flight

Amazing milestone and an amazing plane that keeps on going. My first 737 flights was back in 1983 on a brand spanking new USAir 737-200 from Pittsburgh to Albany to Islip, Long Island, NY. Both flights were wide open with plenty of open seats. It was always fun watching those engines reverse on the ...

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by sspontak
Wed Mar 29, 2017 1:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta and Korean sign JVA
Replies: 606
Views: 71493

Re: Delta and Korean sign JVA

I hate JVs, bad for consumers, but good for both businesses. This was DL's only simple option to remain competitive in the Pacific. This will send ripples across both their networks. I expect some significant changes. I really wonder how SEA will fare. Its importance just went way down for Asia. I ...

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by sspontak
Fri Mar 03, 2017 1:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL to Withdraw M88 from LGA Due to Noise
Replies: 54
Views: 9856

Re: DL to Withdraw M88 from LGA Due to Noise

LU9092 wrote:
Mets games just won't be the same.


That's for sure. Those MD-88's were a nice added bonus to a Mets game along with a Shake Shack burger, fries and a beer.

I am glad I got my last DL MD-88 into LGA last month from Orlando. Hopefully they still will make an appearance at JFK.

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by sspontak
Fri Feb 10, 2017 5:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada reveals new corporate livery
Replies: 588
Views: 83658

Re: Air Canada reveals new corporate livery

Great job AC. It does resemble the DL livery which I like. AC can manage the large titles, why can't DL. The bandit mask is a good look.

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by sspontak
Wed Feb 01, 2017 2:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: RDU sets all time Pax record
Replies: 17
Views: 2589

Re: RDU sets all time Pax record

I recently started using RDU and it has always been a pleasant experience. It is a very efficient medium sized facility. I hope their success continues and more airlines come to RDU.

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by sspontak
Fri Jan 06, 2017 4:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 2 sisters kicked off Allegiant flight prevented from seeing dying father
Replies: 104
Views: 14415

Re: 2 sisters kicked off Allegiant flight prevented from seeing dying father

Thats really rude. Their father might have been in an accident. Not everyone dies slowly. In this case it was reported he was sick in hospice. So he was in hospice. When my brother entered hospice, he went from a hospital ICU where he was talking and making rational decisions to unconscious in a ma...

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by sspontak
Fri Jan 06, 2017 3:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 2 sisters kicked off Allegiant flight prevented from seeing dying father
Replies: 104
Views: 14415

Re: 2 sisters kicked off Allegiant flight prevented from seeing dying father

It is not Allegiant's fault here. If you are on an airplane, you follow instructions no matter what your personal issues are. If the sisters were so concerned about their father, then they should have been by his side sooner then on his death bed. This "all about me" mentality is pathetic...

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by sspontak
Fri Jan 06, 2017 2:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 2 sisters kicked off Allegiant flight prevented from seeing dying father
Replies: 104
Views: 14415

Re: 2 sisters kicked off Allegiant flight prevented from seeing dying father

If the sisters were so concerned about their father, then they should have been by his side sooner then on his death bed. This "all about me" mentality is pathetic. Did you read this post before submitting it, and think "wow I really thought up a good point here!"? They were so ...

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by sspontak
Thu Jan 05, 2017 8:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 2 sisters kicked off Allegiant flight prevented from seeing dying father
Replies: 104
Views: 14415

Re: 2 sisters kicked off Allegiant flight prevented from seeing dying father

I have no problem with airlines insisting people follow the rules, but it seems like preventing the sisters from flying was punitive, which to me is unacceptable. A little compassion from the flight crew instead of rigidity would have made this situation a non-issue. Airlines need to remember that ...

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by sspontak
Thu Jan 05, 2017 5:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 2 sisters kicked off Allegiant flight prevented from seeing dying father
Replies: 104
Views: 14415

Re: 2 sisters kicked off Allegiant flight prevented from seeing dying father

It is not Allegiant's fault here. If you are on an airplane, you follow instructions no matter what your personal issues are. If the sisters were so concerned about their father, then they should have been by his side sooner then on his death bed. This "all about me" mentality is pathetic....

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by sspontak
Mon Dec 26, 2016 5:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta to begin Saturday DC-Florida flights
Replies: 15
Views: 3143

Re: Delta to begin Saturday DC-Florida flights

Some of DL's JFK-TPA flights operate with the CRJ-900. It is a comfortable seat with only around 70 passengers. Most passengers gate check their larger carry on bags so you don't have as much of a hold up with storing the bags in the over heads. I use to avoid the CRJ 7 & 9 flights and now I lik...

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by sspontak
Thu Dec 08, 2016 4:52 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: The 70's and 80's Tag Thread
Replies: 26
Views: 2679

Re: The 70's and 80's Tag Thread

Back when Delta ran "Delta Express" 737 fights, they operated a Orlando - Tampa flight. Perhaps for aircraft repositioning.

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