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by xdlx
Thu Nov 23, 2017 12:11 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Atr's 600 series hotel mode VS bombardierq turboprop nextgen APU
Replies: 13
Views: 2153

Re: Atr's 600 series hotel mode VS bombardierq turboprop nextgen APU

Well based on sales I dont think the Hotel mode is a big factor the ATR is outselling the Q400 by quite a large margin. The ATR is much cheaper in list price. And 30% less fuelburn. That's the winner right there. And they gain those 30% and lower list price by saving, among other things, the APU. A...

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by xdlx
Wed Nov 22, 2017 11:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spirit partners with Disney to improve customer service
Replies: 50
Views: 5385

Re: Spirit partners with Disney to improve customer service

mcdu wrote:
For years Spirit has been a Mickey Mouse Operation. This just makes it official.


I wished the partnership was with RECARO or any seat padding company !

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by xdlx
Wed Nov 22, 2017 11:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Naming Specific Routes
Replies: 74
Views: 6131

Re: Naming Specific Routes

stapleton wrote:
In the 1970s, the original Frontier operated flights Dallas - Denver - Casper - Billings - Great Falls and they were called Petroleum Club flights. The Dallas - Denver section served Steak and Lobster on the hour and forty minute all coach 737-200 flight.


Ahh... those where the days!

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by xdlx
Tue Nov 21, 2017 12:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta rolls out Delta One on BOS-LAX
Replies: 15
Views: 4136

Re: Delta rolls out Delta One on BOS-LAX

Sorry to break the news..... Delta One is no Royal Service! Yes, but it is better than Delta domestic first. :roll: Thanks for your productive contribution to the thread. Back to the thread, aren't the HNL routes Delta One already? Additionally, won't the presence of both Delta One and domestic fir...

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by xdlx
Mon Nov 20, 2017 4:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta rolls out Delta One on BOS-LAX
Replies: 15
Views: 4136

Re: Delta rolls out Delta One on BOS-LAX

Sorry to break the news..... Delta One is no Royal Service!

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by xdlx
Sun Nov 19, 2017 8:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lessor sells 3 former IB MD-80 aircraft to Venezuelan airline
Replies: 23
Views: 6353

Re: Lessor sells 3 former IB MD-80 aircraft to Venezuelan airline

those planes are about worth about 200k until..... they need a C or D check and then the airline dies!
not worth even painting them.....

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by xdlx
Wed Nov 15, 2017 1:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA adding DFW-KEF
Replies: 169
Views: 17480

Re: AA adding DFW-KEF

DFW-KEF on a 752? Let's hope they have plenty of days where the KEF weather allows them to go N/A (no alternate), or it could be an interesting route to dispatch. Two diversion airports in Iceland, AEY and EGS. RKV would have similar weather as KEF. This same reason should make the A321 a NOGO/ SUB...

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by xdlx
Wed Nov 15, 2017 1:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA adding DFW-KEF
Replies: 169
Views: 17480

Re: AA adding DFW-KEF

ORD/PHX going the way of STL?

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by xdlx
Mon Nov 13, 2017 2:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta MD88/90 Retirements
Replies: 41
Views: 11869

Re: Delta MD88/90 Retirements

ty97 wrote:
It's the slow (shoulder) season for travel. These parkings could be temporary as DL needs less planes to run their ops in September/October versus the higher travel seasons.


Delta flies the schedule at 91% LF they need all the frames they have!

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by xdlx
Fri Nov 10, 2017 12:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Eagle's plan for the future.
Replies: 102
Views: 16967

Re: American Eagle's plan for the future.

Any plans for the 175 to be based in SJU for deep Carib rotations in conjunction with MIA Flying?

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by xdlx
Fri Nov 10, 2017 12:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Analyst predicts Airbus will eventually terminate CSeries program
Replies: 156
Views: 21233

Re: Analyst predicts Airbus will eventually terminate CSeries program

Instead of Shutting the door on the program, I see it as an opportunity to REPLACE the A318/19 lackluster line.
The C series could be the A318/19 replacement leaving the "cash cow" A320/21 line all by itself.... why change what is not broken.

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by xdlx
Thu Nov 09, 2017 12:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta reported to be considering cities besides ATL/DTW/MSP/SEA for 747 farewell tour
Replies: 78
Views: 7900

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

The final route SHOULD be either DTW-MSP or MSP-DTW. I wonder also if they’ll reflect Northwest by putting the N on the tail or crossing Delta out up front and putting NORTHWEST in the front like United did. That will never happen. I disagree..... DELTA is a shell of its former self. It appears the...

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by xdlx
Thu Nov 09, 2017 12:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing may consider restarting 767 pax model production
Replies: 695
Views: 100366

Re: Boeing may consider restarting 767 pax model production

IF they considered a 764MAX now you have something...... go for both PAX and F versions and they will sell a couple of hundred.

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by xdlx
Thu Nov 09, 2017 11:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: News about new World Airways (ULCC start up)
Replies: 30
Views: 4371

Re: News about new World Airways (ULCC start up)

When you live long enough to see the same thing tried over and over again......... the only constant here is the # of FAILED attempts at making the Dream become a reality. Ed will probably be joined soon with names like Selvaggio, and McCarthy et al...... with a SOLID record to drive airlines to the...

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by xdlx
Wed Nov 08, 2017 3:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's next for Spirit?
Replies: 244
Views: 25829

Re: What's next for Spirit?

I really do wish them success, the North American market is weak when it comes to ULCCs. And you wonder why? Scroll up, people are still in the "they charge for everything i hate them wheres my flatbed seat and three course meals for my $20 ticket" mood. America has a lot to catch up. I j...

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by xdlx
Tue Nov 07, 2017 1:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why is Delta primarily switching to Airbus widebodies?
Replies: 84
Views: 20772

Re: Why is Delta primarily switching to Airbus widebodies?

IMHO because the "disposable" product fits their current plan. Albeit the ones making money are the 767 ordered 30 years ago!

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by xdlx
Sun Nov 05, 2017 6:19 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 737-9 vs. 737-10 MAX Engine Power
Replies: 22
Views: 4080

Re: 737-9 vs. 737-10 MAX Engine Power

What ever happened with with better T to W ratios! So if Leap could do 35k this would be ideal!

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by xdlx
Sun Nov 05, 2017 6:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing officially launches 737 MAX 10
Replies: 362
Views: 53002

Re: Boeing officially launches 737 MAX 10

Can someone explain to me why they can not use a 2L door about 10 or 12 window frames AFT 1L?

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by xdlx
Thu Nov 02, 2017 11:03 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Requesting information about Pilatus PC 12NG
Replies: 3
Views: 1242

Re: Requesting information about Pilatus PC 12NG

I know for a fact the airplane can only be approved to 130% MTOW on a FAA Ferry Permit with an "approved ferry tank system". The PC12NG has a cavernous cabin so my thinking is you will not need to remove all seats to exceed that MTOW of 9900lbs. Remember payload on PC12 is around 3200lb an...

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by xdlx
Tue Oct 03, 2017 10:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cubana and their Il-96´s
Replies: 40
Views: 15610

Re: Cubana and their Il-96´s

Most if not all the network could be operated with SU100 with exception to Longhaul.

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by xdlx
Tue Sep 19, 2017 2:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Growing
Replies: 1720
Views: 267335

Re: Amazon Fleet Growing

They need Day to Day control, not a meeting twice a year.

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by xdlx
Tue Sep 19, 2017 1:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NK schedule extension late spring/early summer
Replies: 37
Views: 3212

Re: NK schedule extension late spring/early summer

Without PILOTS... under a reasonable contract, this is a pie in the sky!

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by xdlx
Tue Sep 19, 2017 1:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL to go all A330's on NYC-LHR From April 2018
Replies: 72
Views: 15807

Re: DL to go all A330's on NYC-LHR From April 2018

If they Truly want to aling with the VS product line an order of B787-900 would be a good start :white:

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by xdlx
Mon Sep 18, 2017 11:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Growing
Replies: 1720
Views: 267335

Re: Amazon Fleet Growing

Amazon is going to have to buy into a Certificate sooner rather than later. They have to realize that with ABX, ATSG, ATLAS and every other CMI deal will NOT prioritize their goals, and are only a temporary measure. IF they really want to control their destiny they must acquire a certificate, and br...

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by xdlx
Fri Sep 08, 2017 12:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta 431 at SJU (9/6)
Replies: 151
Views: 19686

Re: Delta 431 at SJU (9/6)

[code][/code]ONLY POSSIBLE in a Boeing

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by xdlx
Sun Sep 03, 2017 12:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hard Stand Airline in the US......
Replies: 52
Views: 6808

Re: Hard Stand Airline in the US......

Why did RyanAir did not ordered the 737 with DUAL airstairs in L1 & L2?

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by xdlx
Fri Sep 01, 2017 1:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA exiting San Juan gradually?
Replies: 51
Views: 7593

AA exiting San Juan gradually?

It appears that AA strategy in SJU is directly affected by the LCC/ULCC entry. They have exited traditional markets, most recently NYC an anchor market that has been served since AA started flying to SJU. Could the AA SJU Station be in jeopardy to become irrelevant? The Eagle feed has long been gone...

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by xdlx
Sun Aug 20, 2017 11:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Embraer pitches E195-E2 for JetBlue
Replies: 133
Views: 22331

Re: Embraer pitches E195-E2 for JetBlue

I flew yesterday 8/19/17 on a E190, with a INOP APU out of BOS. We did a ENG start at the gate and departed for a flawless 2.5h flight, with 96pax. The return flight from FL to BOS appeared 3/4 full at minimum as we disembarked. If the other metrics on the airplane are working out CASM, RASM, and th...

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by xdlx
Thu Aug 10, 2017 2:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SkyWest Announces ExpressJet Changes
Replies: 92
Views: 12456

Re: SkyWest Announces ExpressJet Changes

I think what this demonstrates is: Your "connection" to mainline is neither better or more profitable than the mainline service. We are coming full circle from the post 9/11 Explosion of growth when mainline carriers parked their 727 in lieu of 2.5 CRJ or ERJ. Regionals experience growth t...

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by xdlx
Wed Aug 09, 2017 2:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL outlines A350 routes
Replies: 209
Views: 56208

Re: DL A350 inaugural flight will be DTW-NRT

ASQ400 wrote:
VCEflyboy wrote:
Does the a350 have the legs to fly JFK east Asia?

Yeah. It has some of the longest legs in the industry.
It could even do JFK-AKL


JFK-AKL .... Really! with a load of cotton I assume. And CERTAINLY not AKL-JFK, 1/2 routes do not count for city-pairs.

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by xdlx
Wed Aug 09, 2017 2:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How will Boeing name its future aircraft?
Replies: 56
Views: 7097

Re: How will Boeing name its future aircraft?

I respectfully suggest : Boeing XA32, XA33, XA35, XA38 for starters! It also provides room for next family :stirthepot:

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by xdlx
Tue Aug 08, 2017 11:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airlines using King Air's?
Replies: 18
Views: 2645

Re: Airlines using King Air's?

The King Air, utilized by Wheels Up is delivered with club seating. A commuter seating option is avail for the King Air and IIRC you can fly the 200 with 10 seats (9pax) and the 300/350 go to 13 or so seats in a 2 seats per row config. This arrangement is a bit cramped for airline ops, specially if ...

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by xdlx
Fri Aug 04, 2017 2:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Island Air issues with the ATR
Replies: 67
Views: 9638

Re: Island Air issues with the ATR

Going back to APU, still do not understand why the APU is not an OPTION with the ATR.

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by xdlx
Fri Aug 04, 2017 1:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Silver Airways replaces CEO, places order for 20 ATR42s
Replies: 88
Views: 13602

Re: Silver Airways replaces CEO, places order for 20 ATR42s

Did they order with APU or just Prop-Brake?

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by xdlx
Thu Aug 03, 2017 11:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SILVER AIRWAYS NEW ATR Order
Replies: 2
Views: 633

SILVER AIRWAYS NEW ATR Order

Silver orders ATR, a great UPG to the S340. However the order shows 4 aircraft TBD during Q4 of 2017. The next batch arriving in 2020. That is 24mo with initial 4 frames, before the 5th and subsequent replacements begin to arrive. Is this a trial Period? Would these come with APU ( needed in So. FL ...

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by xdlx
Mon Jul 31, 2017 11:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B767s - a dying breed?
Replies: 106
Views: 16071

Re: B767s - a dying breed?

Above some members are hot and bothered over how much FBW the airplane has, but that's a second order issue. Airbus had some unfortunate fatalities due to issues with its early FBW technology. Seems there was some merit in letting the technology mature a bit before jumping into it, IMHO. Can you pr...

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by xdlx
Sun Jul 30, 2017 4:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B767s - a dying breed?
Replies: 106
Views: 16071

Re: B767s - a dying breed?

How about doing what they did with 737 series? An updated 767 700/800/900 series based on the 2/3/400 series with newer technology and updated economics.

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by xdlx
Wed Jul 26, 2017 11:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Horizon Air scheduling havoc will continue into the fall
Replies: 82
Views: 8772

Re: Horizon Air scheduling havoc will continue into the fall

How much could a Q300 or Q400 Level IV sim cost? Running this 24h a day, should get your time up rather quickly!
The 1500H do not have to be on type? how about a King Air 350 if the Sim is non existent?

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by xdlx
Wed Jul 26, 2017 11:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spirit and United? Rumor has it.
Replies: 51
Views: 10217

Re: Spirit and United? Rumor has it.

Ok so AS just hinted recently they have about 70 frames to dispose/replace as they go thru their Acquisition of VA, I am certain UA can get those Buses and not the fleas that come with NK model of ULCC.

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by xdlx
Tue Jul 25, 2017 11:34 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Extremely rare runway configurations
Replies: 99
Views: 11136

Re: Extremely rare runway configurations

I still do not understand why in ATL they do not utilize 10/28 for Southbound departures. They use it mostly for Arrivals, it appears to me given the .10m taxi from the terminals and long taxi to it, it would be ideal to stage departures to FL and points in the SE. During a recent evening shower, we...

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by xdlx
Mon Jul 24, 2017 11:26 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Flight Characteristics Of The ERJ-190
Replies: 28
Views: 14416

Re: Flight Characteristics Of The ERJ-190

Just Learned the ENVOY 175 where ordered WITHOUT "Yaw Damper" Option. Sure those F/A in the 2nd jumpseat must ENJOY IT after 4 legs.....

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by xdlx
Mon Jul 24, 2017 4:23 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: E-170/175 Motion Sickness Question
Replies: 29
Views: 3850

Re: E-170/175 Motion Sickness Question

Some E170/E175s in the US don't have Yaw Dampners, as it was an option. Our E175s at Envoy don't. If you must ride on an E175, try not to sit father back than the point of the MLG, if you're prone to motion sickness. Are you serious? How much did they saved on that option ? Sure they can buy a lot ...

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by xdlx
Mon Jul 24, 2017 11:22 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Where do you see commercial aviation in 50 yrs?
Replies: 30
Views: 1804

Re: Where do you see commercial aviation in 50 yrs?

Ryanair and Spirit will figure how to get 220 folks in a small narrow body and charge them for breathing! .... Fare is FREE !!!

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by xdlx
Mon Jul 24, 2017 10:58 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Operational Weak Spots of the Airbus A321NEO/LR.
Replies: 53
Views: 10766

Re: Operational Weak Spots of the Airbus A321NEO/LR.

Folks how many times do we have to beat the horse dead. THE A321NEXT MILENIUM will never make it to B757 performance of 35years ago! Put it to rest....
Perhaps if Airbus called it the A329 it would be easy to see the next performance level is the A332.

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by xdlx
Fri Jul 21, 2017 10:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United President Says F9 Expansion Is "Sign of Failure"
Replies: 150
Views: 21928

Re: United CEO Says F9 Expansion Is "Sign of Failure"

Funny that its comes from Scott Kirby, who was 2IC to Doug Parker when they jointly decided to transform America West into a low cost carrier after 9/11 - they even changed the stock market code to LCC. I guess he has to defend his territory somehow. https://s31.postimg.org/jagsti6q3/smile.gif mari...

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by xdlx
Thu Jul 20, 2017 10:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Significant System Wide Frontier Announcement Tuesday July 18th
Replies: 312
Views: 37536

Re: Significant System Wide Frontier Announcement Tuesday July 18th

MIA is certainly doable for higher yields during the winter. Just do not know how they plan to deal with AA, when they decide the pesky F9 is siphoning revenue away. How many frames do they need to make this happen?

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by xdlx
Wed Jul 19, 2017 10:06 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: These airlines charge you the most in extra fees - Spirit leads the way
Replies: 17
Views: 1881

Re: These airlines charge you the most in extra fees - Spirit leads the way

thewizbizman wrote:
Wonder where Delta is on the chart.


They PAID, NOT to be ON IT!

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by xdlx
Wed Jul 19, 2017 9:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska CEO on Airbus
Replies: 254
Views: 39092

Re: Alaska CEO on Airbus

Time for Delta to pick up more cheap used aircraft! I hope you're joking. This line is getting very old. Anytime an airline plans to retire an aircraft everyone says "Delta!" Dude look at the flightline..... DELTA has the more mixed and seasoned combination of types of any MAJOR CARRIER. ...

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by xdlx
Wed Jul 19, 2017 1:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AF/KL Managers Have No Confidence In Future Of Cooperation
Replies: 64
Views: 10942

Re: AF/KL Managers Have No Confidence In Future Of Cooperation

I wonder what DL would do with such dilema.... I rather take KLM and leave CDG and the whole AF deal behind, but I think AF and DL have more synergies.

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by xdlx
Mon Jul 17, 2017 12:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta moves seat of Ann Coulter
Replies: 317
Views: 29304

Re: Delta moves seat of Ann Coulter

What a joke? I guess the weekend help tried to put out the storm, before the Legal Team arrived on Monday. Folks you buy a seat ( ultimately any seat ) in a "UTILITARIAN SERVICE from: A to B"..... I assume this was the ATLJNB sector where she "HAD to HAVE" that seat... get a life!

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