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by MSPNWA
Wed Mar 29, 2017 9:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL takes swipe at UA over leggings policy
Replies: 22
Views: 3743

Re: DL takes swipe at UA over leggings policy

Absolutely it was hypocritical cheap shot at a fellow competitor and interline partner. Someone called Delta's bluff on Twitter. They said would get a buddy pass and wear "comfy clothes", to which Delta noncommittally responded to check the non-rev dress code. People asked if they could we...

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by MSPNWA
Wed Mar 29, 2017 5:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta and Korean sign JVA
Replies: 91
Views: 7041

Re: Delta and Korean sign JVA

I don't see SEA's transPac role changing much from what it is today. DL will still want to have direct US service to the key Japanese and Chinese cities (which is what is served from SEA and DTW today). Beyond that, obviously all the other US to East Asian traffic being routed on KE from ICN. Essen...

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by MSPNWA
Wed Mar 29, 2017 5:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta and Korean sign JVA
Replies: 91
Views: 7041

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.

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by MSPNWA
Mon Mar 27, 2017 11:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA Denies Boarding to Non-Rev Girl in Leggings, Social Media Revolts
Replies: 465
Views: 26737

Re: UA Denies Boarding to Non-Rev Girl in Leggings, Social Media Revolts

I can see UA adopting a similar policy to DL and for those that think I am Delta Fanboying, how many other things does UA follow DL on? This should be a no brainer. Whats good for the general paying flying public should be good enough for a non-rev. Plain and simple. If the attire is that egregious...

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by MSPNWA
Sun Mar 26, 2017 9:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA Denies Boarding to Non-Rev Girl in Leggings, Social Media Revolts
Replies: 465
Views: 26737

Re: UA Denies Boarding to Girl in Leggings, Social Media Revolts

Major props to UA for enforcing the rules, even in the face of ignorant criticism. We should be commending a company for standing up to what is right. Rare to see that these days. A rule is a rule, whether we like or not (and in this case I do like non-rev dress codes). These girls sound like they h...

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by MSPNWA
Sun Mar 26, 2017 12:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why not more LCCs to Hawaii?
Replies: 45
Views: 4630

Re: Why not more LCCs to Hawaii?

My guess is the operational requirements needed put the brakes to an LCC's desire to fly there. They're aren't any widebody LCCs in the U.S., so that restricts the markets available to them to the West Coast. Then the range issue limits the number of narrowbodies that can fly it. Then you have ETOPS...

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by MSPNWA
Sun Mar 26, 2017 12:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pilots: AA leaving behind standby passengers to improve on-time departure
Replies: 54
Views: 11303

Re: Pilots: AA leaving behind standby passengers to improve on-time departure

I'm not going to throw out the pilot's allegations without knowing the whole story, but their credibility does take a hit when they've been bitter over their signing of a bad contract.

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by MSPNWA
Sun Mar 26, 2017 12:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta 747 operating DTW-AMS!
Replies: 6
Views: 2555

Re: Delta 747 operating DTW-AMS!

What a beauty! Wish I would get lucky on a sub like that. Hurts to know how the end is so near.

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by MSPNWA
Sun Mar 26, 2017 12:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta future routes from Seattle
Replies: 52
Views: 7463

Re: Delta future routes from Seattle

jetlanta wrote:
55 PDEW annualized, 76 during the 3Q. Strong average fare of $241

1800 miles. 13.3 cent average yield. Woefully small PDEW. Limited connections. Directly overflying a hub. That's doesn't look like a viable route to me on any aircraft, whether they run out of fuel on the way or not.

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by MSPNWA
Wed Mar 22, 2017 5:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA won't ordering additional 77W aircraft, rules out A330neo
Replies: 260
Views: 38841

Re: UA won't ordering additional 77W aircraft, rules out A330neo

Everyone can put a brand new, modern Zodiac seat inside the A330. That's pretty common knowledge in the aviation industry. The A330neo is getting a similar cabin as the A350. Well, clearly you're going to continue to avoid the question you cannot answer in favor of your original statement. I rest m...

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by MSPNWA
Mon Mar 20, 2017 10:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA won't ordering additional 77W aircraft, rules out A330neo
Replies: 260
Views: 38841

Re: UA won't ordering additional 77W aircraft, rules out A330neo

Please, cut the nonsense. You may want to check facts before calling people fanboys. Answer the simple question. Show me the facts. Tell me objectively why I as a customer would want UA to buy the A330neo over the 787, A350, or even 767/777 when we exclude airline-controlled configuration differenc...

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by MSPNWA
Mon Mar 20, 2017 8:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL adding SEA-ORD
Replies: 97
Views: 10545

Re: DL adding SEA-ORD

They're only going to get the lowest of low yield traffic then. No one will prefer a long layover in SEA vs. a nonstop from ORD or shorter connection at DTW. This has to be aimed at local O&D traffic and connections in the Pacific Northwest. Lowest of the low is basically DL's business model ri...

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by MSPNWA
Sun Mar 19, 2017 6:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL adding SEA-ORD
Replies: 97
Views: 10545

Re: DL adding SEA-ORD

Long, LONG overdue route for DL. Timings work for some connections, but seem to work best for HKG. No surprise to me. DL simply isn't competitive on ORD-HKG. Now they have a semblance of it. I know we can joke all what about the DTW angle. But there's no questioning that the SEA buildup has signific...

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by MSPNWA
Sun Mar 19, 2017 6:21 am
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: If you had a good telescope...
Replies: 5
Views: 1364

Re: if you had a go od telescope...

and pointed it at a plane 39000 ft up could you see the airline name? I've been watching airliners through my telescopes for years, before I had a flight tracker at my disposal to know exactly what I was looking at. It's fun. I wish I would have had FlightAware back when I first started. The short ...

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by MSPNWA
Sat Mar 18, 2017 7:45 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: From Obamacare To "Wedontcare"
Replies: 193
Views: 5191

Re: From Obamacare To "Wedontcare"

LOL Trumpanzees never bother with sources. "Google is your friend" = you got nothin. By the way here's a few of the many times your buddy was honkin' about how the CBO's numbers were to be trusted for whatever he was pushing. But it must be another case of "may have been phony in the...

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by MSPNWA
Fri Mar 17, 2017 11:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN Schedule Release 3/16/17 Predictions
Replies: 126
Views: 12761

Re: WN Schedule Release 3/16/17 Predictions

...because you think spending over $1,000 to fly to Hawaii is a lot of money, when most business travelers are accustomed to spending that routinely on short-haul hops around the country. Reality is, Hawaii IS low-yielding. The average fare from LAX/HNL is less than $350. Average fares on nonstop f...

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by MSPNWA
Fri Mar 17, 2017 7:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Proposed Essential Air Service elimination
Replies: 166
Views: 11595

Re: Proposed Essential Air Service elimination

Ah, the common EAS debate. I would be disappointed if it was eliminated. I'm all for eliminating government waste and shrinking the size of the feds, but this one program that I hesitate to support ending. It would be going backwards, away from the progression of society. There's a legitimate need f...

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by MSPNWA
Fri Mar 17, 2017 4:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Last passenger 747-200s gone
Replies: 13
Views: 4694

Re: Last passenger 747-200s gone

flyDTW1992 wrote:
The last 747-200 Freighter in the US will be retired within the next several weeks.

I assume you're talking about Kalitta's N793CK?

Sad day when it is retired. Such a beauty.

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by MSPNWA
Fri Mar 17, 2017 4:28 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: New Travel Ban Blocked By Federal Judge
Replies: 49
Views: 1318

Re: New Travel Ban Blocked By Federal Judge

I think there is a ruling for you to read, that should lay it out nicely. Virtually full control is not the same as full control. Full control would give him the right to sign an EO having everybody shot that is denied entry. I would assume that his full control end's before the actual border, most...

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by MSPNWA
Fri Mar 17, 2017 3:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta introduces new Alessi products
Replies: 27
Views: 5232

Re: Delta introduces new Alessi products

The glassware looks awkward, and the plates look very plain. It's utilitarian tableware. What's in it and on it matters. Don't see anything here to make a big media blitz out of.

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by MSPNWA
Thu Mar 16, 2017 5:19 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: New Travel Ban Blocked By Federal Judge
Replies: 49
Views: 1318

Re: New Travel Ban Blocked By Federal Judge

Mmm.. Who is a traitor? The guy that breaks the constitution or the one that upholds it? Since you're the only one without a direct fallacious response, only an indirect one, you get the fun follow up questions! Tell me how the judges' response to block the order upholds the law giving the Presiden...

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by MSPNWA
Thu Mar 16, 2017 5:39 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: New Travel Ban Blocked By Federal Judge
Replies: 49
Views: 1318

Re: New Travel Ban Blocked By Federal Judge

Great, another dictatorial judge. A one-man Supreme Court. That's scary. That's anti-American. The judge should be tried for treason.

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by MSPNWA
Thu Mar 16, 2017 5:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA to offer free meals in coach on JFK-LAX/SFO
Replies: 67
Views: 7222

Re: AA to offer free meals in coach on transcons

I flew on March 7th and had the Mesquite-smoked turkey combo. The sandwich can be found on the Flight Fuel menu and I can verify it came with the chips and brownie. http://news.delta.com/sites/default/files/FlightFuel_National_MECH_final.pdf Mesquite-smoked turkey with Gruyère and Roma tomatoes, sm...

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by MSPNWA
Thu Mar 16, 2017 5:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta considers future of struggling refinery business
Replies: 23
Views: 3625

Re: Delta considers future of struggling refinery business

For all the naysaying, in connection with the statement that they have no intention to sell the refinery, the Philly.com article quotes the CFO as follows: "“The refinery is a piece of the Delta’s overall fuel strategy,” Jacobson told J.P. Morgan analysts. “We’ve consistently been able to deli...

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by MSPNWA
Wed Mar 15, 2017 5:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta considers future of struggling refinery business
Replies: 23
Views: 3625

Re: Delta considers future of struggling refinery business

Any good economist would have told Delta this would happen. Now they would tell them the same thing as back then : Don't own a refinery. The biggest winners in this has been airlines besides Delta. My counsel would have been a lot cheaper than these advisers and the millions they've spent on Trainer.

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by MSPNWA
Wed Mar 15, 2017 3:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What is the problem for United to replace the 763 with 788?
Replies: 53
Views: 8436

Re: What is the problem for United to replace the 763 with 788?

I believe the 788/789 can still be a viable replacement for UA's 767s. The issue I see is that in the era of CapEx control, UA doesn't want to spend the money yet. UA will fly the 767s until they're ready to be retired. Then UA will have their choice of replacement. If Boeing doesn't go with the MOM...

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by MSPNWA
Tue Mar 14, 2017 10:05 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Rep Steve King, (R)-Iowa: Words Of A Racist
Replies: 34
Views: 1369

Re: Rep Steve King, (R)-Iowa: Words Of A Racist

The only racists are those that are attacking Rep. King for speaking the hard truth. The issue is culture, not race. American was not built on widely differing cultures, and it will be destroyed if we create a melting pot of radically different ones. We're already seeing this growing problem today, ...

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by MSPNWA
Tue Mar 14, 2017 10:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA to offer free meals in coach on JFK-LAX/SFO
Replies: 67
Views: 7222

Re: AA to offer free meals in coach on transcons

I flew DL transcon on JFK-LAX a couple weeks ago and the AA offering (see below) looks to be identical to what I experienced on DL. On what basis do you believe to be more of a true "meal" that what DL offers? I got the turkey sandwich with DL that came with chips and a brownie. I can ass...

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by MSPNWA
Tue Mar 14, 2017 6:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA to offer free meals in coach on JFK-LAX/SFO
Replies: 67
Views: 7222

Re: AA to offer free meals in coach on transcons

Monkey see, monkey do. Not surprised that AA is matching on the premium transcons. Looks like it will be more of a true "meal" than DL's snack, but it still stretches the term. I see UA being the least likely to do this since EWR doesn't have the same head-to-head competition. Few people w...

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by MSPNWA
Tue Mar 14, 2017 4:02 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: From Obamacare To "Wedontcare"
Replies: 193
Views: 5191

Re: From Obamacare To "Wedontcare"

salttee wrote:
May I see your source for this?

Google is your friend.

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by MSPNWA
Tue Mar 14, 2017 1:19 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: From Obamacare To "Wedontcare"
Replies: 193
Views: 5191

Re: From Obamacare To "Wedontcare"

casinterest wrote:
the CBO just made Trump and company liars again.


The only liar is the CBO. They've proven themselves to be very inaccurate with a partisan bias in their projections. We can essentially flush their numbers down the toilet. It's recklessly dangerous to take their numbers as gospel.

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by MSPNWA
Sun Mar 12, 2017 8:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SLC to OGG and AMS News; New SEA to LIH DL Route
Replies: 30
Views: 4297

Re: SLC to OGG and AMS News; New SEA to LIH DL Route

Obviously my point wasn't about SLC, but rather the SEALIH route. And I do believe this is a route where HA would love to fly nonstop, but cannot profitably do so at present, which is why AS has been eating HA's lunch on this route for years. Once the A321s come on property, I'd expect to see this ...

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by MSPNWA
Sun Mar 12, 2017 8:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA won't ordering additional 77W aircraft, rules out A330neo
Replies: 260
Views: 38841

Re: UA won't ordering additional 77W aircraft, rules out A330neo

None of that is really true. Airbus has updated the interior to make it look pretty nice, and the A330neo will have essentially the same cabin design as the A350. Oh, yes, it is objectively true. The A330 is stuck in the era of shelf bins, lower interior pressure, and small windows. Even the NEO is...

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by MSPNWA
Sun Mar 12, 2017 7:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SLC to OGG and AMS News; New SEA to LIH DL Route
Replies: 30
Views: 4297

Re: SLC to OGG and AMS News; New SEA to LIH DL Route

I believe MSP-HNL operates 11 months of the year. MSP-HNL varies considerably. It's more like about 9-10 months, with stretches of 4x-6x weekly at various points. DL is smart to jump on these Hawaii routes with narrowbodies before HA tries to get in on the action once their A321s arrive. Except tha...

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by MSPNWA
Sat Mar 11, 2017 4:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2017
Replies: 359
Views: 50685

Re: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2017

I was there a few months before you were last. Just curious in October how much of 171UA was left? The fuselage was pretty much intact, but it was missing the gear, engines, winglets, and most parts off the wings and stabilizers, like the flaps. It was stripped pretty good by then. I was really hop...

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by MSPNWA
Fri Mar 10, 2017 6:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA won't ordering additional 77W aircraft, rules out A330neo
Replies: 260
Views: 38841

Re: UA won't ordering additional 77W aircraft, rules out A330neo

The A330 "not as good from a passenger perspective", seriously? It's one of the better models for Y without question and has ample room for roomy 4 abreast J. The B777 on the other hand with 10 abreast Y is much tighter. It has a 1980s interior and technology. The only nice thing is the c...

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by MSPNWA
Fri Mar 10, 2017 1:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA announces new ORD routes, other network adjustments
Replies: 77
Views: 12356

Re: AA announces new ORD routes, other network adjustments

The battle for ORD ramps up. Good to see. Those are all cities AA needed to be in. All logical adds. I especially like to see BHM, GSO, GSP, and BOI on the list.

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by MSPNWA
Fri Mar 10, 2017 12:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA won't ordering additional 77W aircraft, rules out A330neo
Replies: 260
Views: 38841

Re: UA won't ordering additional 77W aircraft, rules out A330neo

I'm relieved to see that more 77Ws and the A330 appears to be out of the picture for UA. They're not as good from a passenger perspective, and I really don't see them being a good fit for UA either. To me the current A350 order is still best. But I don't why UA doesn't see more 788s and 789s as a 76...

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by MSPNWA
Thu Mar 09, 2017 2:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UofM Basketball team plane off runway @YIP
Replies: 140
Views: 14162

Re: UofM Basketball team plane off runway @YIP

Good to hear everyone was safe. That had to be a rough ride. Good thing it wasn't any worse.

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by MSPNWA
Wed Mar 08, 2017 4:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2017
Replies: 359
Views: 50685

Re: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2017

744: N182UA sked SFO-TUP ferry 2150/7Mar, fleet exit, scrap or for sale. Sad. I need to get to SFO and see them one more time. Wish I could see one land at TUP. I saw what was left of N171UA last time I was there back in October. Maybe TUP birds are scapper bound and newer VCV birds are just active...

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by MSPNWA
Tue Mar 07, 2017 7:30 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: From Obamacare To "Wedontcare"
Replies: 193
Views: 5191

Re: From Obamacare To "Wedontcare"

This is Obamacare Lite. Yuck. Well, I know Ryan is a sell-out and not a true conservative, so sadly I'm not surprised. Hope it fails.

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by MSPNWA
Fri Mar 03, 2017 4:56 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: AG Jeff Sessions lied about Russian connection
Replies: 132
Views: 2615

Re: AG Jeff Sessions lied about Russian connection

This is such disgusting, hypocritical, anti-American behavior from the Democrats and the fake news media. It makes me angry. The fake news news media is knowingly not including the real story in their reports and stating lies. They are truly an enemy of the Republic. The only people that should resi...

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by MSPNWA
Fri Mar 03, 2017 4:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS Fires Menzies in SEA, Will Bring Jobs Back "In-House"
Replies: 33
Views: 6180

Re: AS Fires Menzies in SEA, Will Bring Jobs Back "In-House"

If the Menzies are so bad, how is AS so good at ground handling? Can't have it both ways. The reality is this: It will be bidded out again in a few years, the same staff who came from Menzies will go to AAG and then off to the next handler. It is part of the game... hire a new company who will pay 1...

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by MSPNWA
Wed Mar 01, 2017 2:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA/DL/UA and 50-seat RJ on inappropriate missions
Replies: 69
Views: 8957

Re: AA/DL/UA and 50-seat RJ on inappropriate missions

Thanks for interesting analysis! The end results aren't surprising. But like we all know, nothing is perfect. One issue is that not all RJs are created alike. In Y- there's not much difference between an "acceptable" CR7/9 and a "unacceptable" CR2. And the E145 and CR2 are not cr...

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by MSPNWA
Mon Feb 27, 2017 7:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 2/26/2017: UA Adds 18 Routes!!! CHO/CMI/COU/RST/STS
Replies: 95
Views: 13754

Re: OAG Changes 2/26/2017: UA Adds 18 Routes!!! CHO/CMI/COU/RST/STS

I'm pretty excited for these additions. Props to UA for advancing into small markets. They've generally been hammered since the recession and industry consolidation. In particular I've long been waiting for UA to start ORD-RST. AA and DL weren't getting it done.

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by MSPNWA
Sat Feb 25, 2017 10:48 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Whitehouse Bans Press from Briefing
Replies: 57
Views: 1630

Re: Whitehouse Bans Press from Briefing

Which he didn't. Except that he apparently did, if you trust fake news sources that is. The box fits you well. https://www.nytimes.com/2016/01/04/us/politics/calculated-candor-inside-obamas-off-the-record-briefings.html?smid=tw-share The "outrage" is more fake news. Wake up America.The ma...

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by MSPNWA
Sun Feb 19, 2017 7:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta's Plans for Chicago O'Hare
Replies: 103
Views: 21776

Re: Delta's Plans for Chicago O'Hare

DL's plans for ORD should be just two things--ORD-LAX/SEA. Those are two of the largest domestic holes from any carrier.

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by MSPNWA
Sun Feb 19, 2017 4:44 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: US student loan debt hits record, surpasses oustanding auto debt
Replies: 87
Views: 2199

Re: US student loan debt hits record, surpasses oustanding auto debt

Another government/socialism-created bubble. College education is largely a scam. Billions and billions are spent on worthless classes and degrees, and meanwhile the prime years of a person's life are largely wasted and many get sunk in debt and ruin the rest of their financial life. Thank you, gove...

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by MSPNWA
Sat Feb 18, 2017 12:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta brings back free Y class meals on NYC transcon
Replies: 124
Views: 16304

Re: Delta brings back free Y class meals on NYC transcon

You will notice that Delta's official headline says 12 MARKETS. Yes, it says 12...that's it. It is beyond clear to anyone who can read that this applies to TWELVE markets only. It's even in the headline, not buried in some fine print somewhere in the press release! How news agencies or blogs then c...

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by MSPNWA
Fri Feb 17, 2017 6:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta brings back free Y class meals on NYC transcon
Replies: 124
Views: 16304

Re: Delta brings back free Y class meals on NYC transcon

The PR blitz is sickening. I'm seeing it all over the papers and airwaves. And no more than about 0.014% of DL passengers will be affected. Of course the rarity of the program is not well or at all mentioned to the public, nor is how a "meal" is less than before. DL hoodwinks the public ag...

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