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by usflyer msp
Fri Mar 24, 2017 6:43 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: AA cancels seats without notice
Replies: 27
Views: 2647

Re: AA cancels seats without notice

AA had a schedule change and booked him on a different connecting flight. While it is an IT issue that could be fixed by changing the code, his seat assignments were canceled on both segments as it is essentially a new ticket using the same PNR. He should have received an email confirming the chang...

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by usflyer msp
Fri Mar 24, 2017 1:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: jetBlue in Dallas
Replies: 20
Views: 2210

Re: jetBlue in Dallas

I see B6 completely dropping the Metroplex from their route map before I see them moving DAL. DFW has long been one of their worst performing stations; it is only kept around because it is needed for some Boston-area corporate contracts... Is the competition from Southwest's DAL-BOS nonstop making ...

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by usflyer msp
Fri Mar 24, 2017 1:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: jetBlue in Dallas
Replies: 20
Views: 2210

Re: jetBlue in Dallas

I see B6 completely dropping the Metroplex from their route map before I see them moving DAL. DFW has long been one of their worst performing stations; it is only kept around because it is needed for some Boston-area corporate contracts...

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by usflyer msp
Thu Mar 23, 2017 11:38 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: AA cancels seats without notice
Replies: 27
Views: 2647

Re: AA cancels seats without notice

Whoa! Calm down people. The OP probably got a poorly trained agent, he should just hang up and call again. AA probably will not be able to get him his original seats back if they are taken but should be able to offer him alternative MCE seats... Now if the Spain to JFK flight is actually operated by...

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by usflyer msp
Thu Mar 23, 2017 6:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA reportedly investing in China Southern Airlines
Replies: 22
Views: 3812

Re: AA reportedly investing in China Southern Airlines

However CZ has big ambitions with the upcoming new Beijing airport, which is perfectly located to feed all Asia & China to North America. So does China Eastern. Read this: https://centreforaviation.com/analysis/beijings-second-airport-at-daxing-risk-of-unproductive-competition-china-eastern-the...

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by usflyer msp
Thu Mar 23, 2017 1:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Airlines expansion in Charlotte
Replies: 27
Views: 3458

Re: Southwest Airlines expansion in Charlotte

The (oversized relative to the population) AA hub is both a blessing and a curse to Charlotte. Charlotte can boast of unparalleled access to the world for a city of its size however its makes it very difficult for other carriers to compete for the local CLT passengers. No carrier can come anywhere c...

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by usflyer msp
Wed Mar 22, 2017 9:32 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airlines that serve Pepsi instead of Coca Cola
Replies: 36
Views: 2099

Re: Airlines that serve Pepsi instead of Coca Cola

AA used to serve Pepsi products but switched to Coke after the US Air merger. As alluded to above though, it's interesting that AA serves Coca-Cola, but not Sprite, opting for Sierra Mist (a PepsiCo product) instead. Prior to the US merger AA did serve both Coke and Pepsi, as well as both Sprite an...

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by usflyer msp
Wed Mar 22, 2017 1:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Could Delta and United switch gates at EWR?
Replies: 8
Views: 1033

Re: Could Delta and United switch gates at EWR?

DL flies transatlantic from EWR as well so they need access to the FIS...

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by usflyer msp
Wed Mar 22, 2017 12:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Miami airport suspends high-level manager who was offered ‘a box full of cash’
Replies: 14
Views: 2700

Re: Miami airport suspends high-level manager who was offered ‘a box full of cash’

I kind of feel for the airport manager. I would be tempted not to say anything either as it is Miami. If it comes out that he snitched who knows what might happen. I would not participle in any corruption but I also would not want any criminal enterprise employees to roll up to my house with an AK-4...

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by usflyer msp
Wed Mar 22, 2017 12:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US/UK banning electronics in cabin from multiple Middle East/African countries
Replies: 367
Views: 30247

Re: Royal Jordanian banning electronics in cabin on US flights

Can we stop saying 'fake news' and instead say 'that's not correct', 'X is mistaken', 'that's false' or something more befitting a civil conversation? No. It is fake news - something that is not correct but some people & organizations are still spreading around like it is since it fits into the...

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by usflyer msp
Wed Mar 22, 2017 12:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US/UK banning electronics in cabin from multiple Middle East/African countries
Replies: 367
Views: 30247

Re: Royal Jordanian banning electronics in cabin on US flights

What difference it makes to fly Emirates or United from Dubai for example, yet passengers are allowed to take their electronics if they fly United but Emirates No - same airport authorities performed the security checks for both flights, I avoided comparing at Cairo as only Egyptair flies to the US...

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by usflyer msp
Tue Mar 21, 2017 11:29 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What will you wear for Easter?
Replies: 15
Views: 461

Re: What will you wear for Easter?

http://ep.yimg.com/ay/yhst-83114501141346/ej-samuel-pink-bold-plaid-3-piece-fashion-suit-m2655-8.gif My wife and I are both wearing pink for easter. I ordered this suit (pay no attention that this model dude does lots of porn, my cousin just showed me photos :shock: )- it is being altered at my tai...

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by usflyer msp
Tue Mar 21, 2017 11:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US/UK banning electronics in cabin from multiple Middle East/African countries
Replies: 367
Views: 30247

Re: Royal Jordanian banning electronics in cabin on US flights

How would preclearance factor into any of this? CBP's preclearance only deals with immigration, customs, and agriculture inspections. It doesn't address any other TSA components, e.g. liquids ban. Just because I walked through preclearance at DUB or AUH doesn't mean I can carry liquids in excess of...

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by usflyer msp
Tue Mar 21, 2017 7:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US/UK banning electronics in cabin from multiple Middle East/African countries
Replies: 367
Views: 30247

Re: Royal Jordanian banning electronics in cabin on US flights

Abu Dhabi (AUH) — one of the ten airports affected by this ban — even has a US preclearance facility, meaning that all passengers clear US customs and border protection before boarding their flight to the US. These passengers arrive in the United States without having to recheck their baggage or cl...

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by usflyer msp
Tue Mar 21, 2017 5:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Minneapolis Air Service Discussion
Replies: 125
Views: 11178

Re: Minneapolis Air Service Discussion

AF has been flying to MSP for a few seasons now. The bigger question with AF at MSP is will they ever extend/lengthen their season here and what aircraft will replace the A340 they currently are using on the MSP-CDG route? I fly on the AF flight out of MSP a few times a year. It seems half empty in...

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by usflyer msp
Tue Mar 21, 2017 5:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US/UK banning electronics in cabin from multiple Middle East/African countries
Replies: 367
Views: 30247

Re: Royal Jordanian banning electronics in cabin on US flights

Cargo hold has smoke/fire detection systems even suppression systems. Passenger aircraft carry quite a bit of Li-on every day. It is funny how Daallo A321 accident is used to explain Li-on in hold issue, but not the security lapse. This was a perfect example why this personal entertainment device b...

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by usflyer msp
Mon Mar 20, 2017 10:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US/UK banning electronics in cabin from multiple Middle East/African countries
Replies: 367
Views: 30247

Re: Royal Jordanian banning electronics in cabin on US flights

Since when does some BS international organization have authority over a sovereign nation. If a foreign carrier doesn't like it, they free to not come to the US and nobody will miss them here. When you agree to join the organization, you agree to their rules. If Trump doesn't want to be bound by th...

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by usflyer msp
Mon Mar 20, 2017 8:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lome-Jo'burg nonstop on Ethiopian!
Replies: 14
Views: 3446

Re: Lome-Jo'burg nonstop on Ethiopian!

Overwhelmingly connecting pax... Togo is a tiny economy, the only thing it has going for it is that Ecobank, the largest bank in Africa, is HQ'd there. Ecobank is the main reason Asky's hub is in Lome as they provided much of the launch financing... It is however a very stable and very fast growing...

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by usflyer msp
Mon Mar 20, 2017 6:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lome-Jo'burg nonstop on Ethiopian!
Replies: 14
Views: 3446

Re: Lome-Jo'burg nonstop on Ethiopian!

This might be off topic but are majority of Ethopians flights to Lome full of connecting passangers or is it O&D? Hopefully this drives down prices on SAA's flight to JFK. I know ASKY/ET connects many West Africans to EWR and in a smaller scale GRU at LFW. Overwhelmingly connecting pax... Togo ...

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by usflyer msp
Mon Mar 20, 2017 6:45 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: EWR easier to Manhattan fact or tale?
Replies: 23
Views: 2665

Re: EWR easier to Manhattan fact or tale?

depends on where. Lower Manhattan - debatable to yes. Washington heights - absolutely not.

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by usflyer msp
Mon Mar 20, 2017 6:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US/UK banning electronics in cabin from multiple Middle East/African countries
Replies: 367
Views: 30247

Re: Royal Jordanian banning electronics in cabin on US flights

This sounds like some more Trump administration nonsense...
(sarcasm) Sketchy electronics are so much safer in the hold where no can see them than in the cabin (sarcasm off)...

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by usflyer msp
Sun Mar 19, 2017 9:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kenya Airways applies for JFK
Replies: 36
Views: 6093

Re: Kenya Airways applies for JFK

Does the Kenya-Nigeria bilateral allow a NBO-LOS-JFK routing? I know lots of Nigerian-Americans that are having great difficulty getting flights during peak times after the withdrawal of UA IAH-LOS and Arik's JFK-LOS. I know one girl that flew EWR-LFW on ET and then caught bus to LOS because all the...

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by usflyer msp
Sun Mar 19, 2017 9:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: When was the last US widebody to LAX?
Replies: 17
Views: 4135

Re: When was the last US widebody to LAX?

US did not like to fly widebodies to LAX because the gates in T1 could not accommodate them without blocking an adjacent gate. They needed all their LAX gates available and so did WN. Even 757's were a tight squeeze at T1....

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by usflyer msp
Sun Mar 19, 2017 1:56 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: When did Chuck E Cheese become so terrible?
Replies: 13
Views: 852

When did Chuck E Cheese become so terrible?

I had to go there today to drop of a gift for my colleague's daughter and Chuck E Cheese had two ARMED off-duty police officers to keep an eye on the place due to past problems. There were quite a few sketchy-looking (meth?) adults and their uncontrolled demon-spawn children in there but the place i...

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by usflyer msp
Sun Mar 19, 2017 1:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kenya Airways applies for JFK
Replies: 36
Views: 6093

Re: Kenya Airways applies for JFK

I don't know if you guys realise but NBO-JFK is an incredibly long way, the Atlantic crossing itself representing slightly less than half the trip, which is 7,360 miles, just a little bit less than the Persian Gulf to Florida, Bombay to New York et al. Not saying Kenya Airways or the 787 aren't up ...

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by usflyer msp
Thu Mar 16, 2017 3:28 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: List Making: Cheapest/Best Value Flight You've Booked
Replies: 62
Views: 2284

Re: List Making: Cheapest/Best Value Flight You've Booked

Cheapest 0 - TML-ACC on Antrak Air (for some reason my CC was never charged)...
Best Value: LAX-AKL-MEL-LAX on QF for US$211 and BOS-YUL-CDG on AC for US$208 - both were last year....

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by usflyer msp
Wed Mar 15, 2017 9:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Mesa & Their Labor Woes
Replies: 45
Views: 2999

Re: Mesa & Their Labor Woes

After all the labor and financial woes they've had in the past decade, how on earth is Ornstein still running that show? The same way Brian Bedford is still able to run the show at Republic, even though he's driven the bus into the ground a couple times. I would say JO is worse than Bedford. I thou...

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by usflyer msp
Wed Mar 15, 2017 1:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Mesa & Their Labor Woes
Replies: 45
Views: 2999

Re: Mesa & Their Labor Woes

Mesa will never really improve as long as JO is at the helm. He is a slimeball that (not surprisingly!) runs a slimeball carrier.

A fish rots from the head...

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by usflyer msp
Tue Mar 14, 2017 7:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: World's Best airports 2016
Replies: 10
Views: 1703

Re: World's Best airports 2016

Yawn. It is another Skytrax ranking list; since they are pay-to-play they have no credibility IMHO...

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by usflyer msp
Mon Mar 13, 2017 4:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why doesn't B6 fly to the midwest?
Replies: 81
Views: 7683

Re: Why doesn't B6 fly to the midwest?

I think the real reason is predatory pricing. There is tons of money to make in middle America - that is why AA, DL, UA and WN make SO much money at the aggregate level. B6 is excluded from the main money-making parts of the market in the USA, because its rivals do not want to deal with them. And B...

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by usflyer msp
Fri Mar 10, 2017 6:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA announces new ORD routes, other network adjustments
Replies: 77
Views: 12327

Re: AA announces new ORD routes, other network adjustments

Since ORD finished their runway reconfiguration it is not bad anymore congeston-wise... The congestion has moved from the runways to the gates. There is a severe gate shortage that forces planes to sit on taxiways and in penalty boxes waiting for an open gate, delays of 30-45 minutes is not uncommo...

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by usflyer msp
Fri Mar 10, 2017 11:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA announces new ORD routes, other network adjustments
Replies: 77
Views: 12327

Re: AA announces new ORD routes, other network adjustments

MAH4546 wrote:
usflyer msp wrote:
CLT-RAP is the strangest route on that map. What?


Mount Rushmore. It's not that strange and it's probably just a Saturday CRJ-900 for ten weeks in peak summer.


I know My Rushmore is there but it is still a long (1400+ miles) thin route even during the summer...

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by usflyer msp
Fri Mar 10, 2017 11:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA announces new ORD routes, other network adjustments
Replies: 77
Views: 12327

Re: AA announces new ORD routes, other network adjustments

mhkansan wrote:
ORD-PIB is on that map too. Are you kidding? That place barely sustains its essential air service flights to DFW.


I thought that was odd too but I figured there must be a SCASD grant involved somehow...

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by usflyer msp
Fri Mar 10, 2017 3:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Breaking news: Tunisair suspends all operations after physical clash between pilots and technicians
Replies: 8
Views: 5070

Re: Breaking news: Tunisair suspends all operations after physical clash between pilots and technicians

I read someone else that that fight is about uniforms? The pilots don't like the mechanics uniforms? How stupid...

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by usflyer msp
Fri Mar 10, 2017 3:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA announces new ORD routes, other network adjustments
Replies: 77
Views: 12327

Re: AA announces new ORD routes, other network adjustments

CLT-RAP is the strangest route on that map. What?

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by usflyer msp
Fri Mar 10, 2017 12:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA announces new ORD routes, other network adjustments
Replies: 77
Views: 12327

Re: AA announces new ORD routes, other network adjustments

aa777lvr wrote:
And...the additional flights (both AA and UA) into an already congested ORD will only add to the mess that is ORD. I recommend a connection via DTW or MSP where it's significantly less likely to be cancelled.


Since ORD finished their runway reconfiguration it is not bad anymore congeston-wise...

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by usflyer msp
Thu Mar 09, 2017 7:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Minneapolis Air Service Discussion
Replies: 125
Views: 11178

Re: Minneapolis Air Service Discussion

Nice to see MSP getting new routes! Heres my wishlist if you may. DAB, TLH, ELM, HPN, GSP, GSO, MHT, BTV, ELP for Delta. MEX, GDL, MTY, HMO for Aeromexico or Volaris. YHZ, YYZ, YOW for WestJet. LAX for Virgin America. PTY for Copa. GRU for LATAM. ICN for KE. HND for ANA. FRA for Lufthansa. CGN for ...

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by usflyer msp
Thu Mar 09, 2017 3:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SY announces new seasonal routes from MSP
Replies: 24
Views: 2905

Re: SY announces new seasonal routes from MSP

The Austin route makes little sense unless SY got part of Texas' football charter business - maybe the cheerleaders and the band get an SY 738?...

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by usflyer msp
Wed Mar 08, 2017 8:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Best Hub For Grub In The U.S. -- DIA/DEN
Replies: 28
Views: 2260

Re: Best Hub For Grub In The U.S. -- DIA/DEN

I have never been impressed by any of DEN's food offerings...

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by usflyer msp
Wed Mar 08, 2017 8:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar Airways plans to start an airline in India
Replies: 27
Views: 3641

Re: Qatar Airways plans to start an airline in India

I can't image the Indian government actually allowing this. It may be officially legal but I am sure the Indian bureaucracy and politicians will throw up all sorts of technical roadblocks to prevent this... Actually, Indian govt invited Qatar to form an airline in India. http://www.livemint.com/Com...

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by usflyer msp
Wed Mar 08, 2017 4:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar Airways plans to start an airline in India
Replies: 27
Views: 3641

Re: Qatar Airways plans to start an airline in India

I can't image the Indian government actually allowing this. It may be officially legal but I am sure the Indian bureaucracy and politicians will throw up all sorts of technical roadblocks to prevent this...

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by usflyer msp
Wed Mar 08, 2017 12:12 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: WikiLeaks makes largest ever CIA LEAK
Replies: 37
Views: 1253

Re: WikiLeaks makes largest ever CIA LEAK

I am just getting a big yawn from this - is anyone really shocked that the CIA knows how to hack into things? - that is their job...

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by usflyer msp
Mon Mar 06, 2017 10:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: African Aviation Thread
Replies: 121
Views: 3688

Re: African Aviation Thread

Well, again, I have no clue whatsoever on this specific project, but 280 dollars per passenger is assuming you only allot it to the first year of passengers. Now, distributing it over, say, 30 years, which is still a conservative estimate of the useful lifespan of the terminal (and ignoring any gro...

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by usflyer msp
Mon Mar 06, 2017 6:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: African Aviation Thread
Replies: 121
Views: 3688

Re: African Aviation Thread

Why unnecessary? Have you seen the location of the new airport? It's within the city (safety risk) as well as located on prime real estate territory. The current airport is fine for Dakar's needs for the next 30+ years. It even has two runways. The problem was the extremely outdated and decrepit te...

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by usflyer msp
Mon Mar 06, 2017 5:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: African Aviation Thread
Replies: 121
Views: 3688

Re: African Aviation Thread

Very good idea Anik :) 2) Instead of last month (Feb 2017), opening of Blaise Diagne International Airport in Senegal is postponed to December 2017. Hopefully the newly of the newest ( ;) ) Air Senegal will be the first to land there. source: http://www.jeuneafrique.com/369998/economie/senegal-de-v...

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by usflyer msp
Mon Mar 06, 2017 3:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Group Files Complaint About American Airlines’ Allergy Pre-Boarding Policy
Replies: 64
Views: 10904

Re: Group Files Complaint About American Airlines’ Allergy Pre-Boarding Policy

Have you all noticed almost every kid with a deadly peanut "allergy" is white, upper middle class and suburban. The demographics are awfully uniform. Somehow I think if Jamal or Jose desired special arrangements for their allergy, there would not be nearly the outrage about the airline not...

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by usflyer msp
Mon Mar 06, 2017 3:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: African Aviation Thread
Replies: 121
Views: 3688

Re: African Aviation Thread

Very good idea Anik :) 2) Instead of last month (Feb 2017), opening of Blaise Diagne International Airport in Senegal is postponed to December 2017. Hopefully the newly of the newest ( ;) ) Air Senegal will be the first to land there. source: http://www.jeuneafrique.com/369998/economie/senegal-de-v...

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by usflyer msp
Sun Mar 05, 2017 4:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Vijay Mallya Blames Faulty Engines For Kingfisher Airlines Collapse
Replies: 13
Views: 3369

Re: Vijay Mallya Blames Faulty Engines For Kingfisher Airlines Collapse

Vijay Mallya is basically an Indian "Trump"; A guy born into extreme wealth that always blames other people while he runs most businesses he is associated with into the ground. He has repeatedly screwed over his employees, lenders, and suppliers yet somehow some gullible people think he is...

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by usflyer msp
Sat Mar 04, 2017 7:50 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: JCPenney to close 140 stores, list to be announced in March
Replies: 16
Views: 1077

Re: JCPenney to close 140 stores, list to be announced in March

A lot of big box stores are suffering. It has me wondering. With the rise of Amazon and online browsing, what will happen to all of these big stores? The footprint is huge for these stores and malls. What will become of the space? 1. Exercise facilities? 2. Schools? 3. Left to rot for druggies and ...

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by usflyer msp
Sat Mar 04, 2017 7:48 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Another Indian-origin man shot dead in US, in South Carolina
Replies: 22
Views: 667

Re: Another Indian-origin man shot dead in US, in South Carolina

Racists are usually idiots but I'm not quite sure what this story has to do with that however. People who work in convenience stores and gas stations get shot up all the time, especially in the Southeast. I'm an ethnically ambiguous muslim-looking person and I get called an incorrect racial or relig...

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