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by usflyer msp
Sat Feb 17, 2018 5:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumour: NZ to fly AKL/DEN nonstop
Replies: 88
Views: 11748

Re: Rumour: NZ to fly AKL/DEN nonstop

Sorry but this rumor is nonsense...

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by usflyer msp
Thu Feb 15, 2018 2:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Minneapolis Air Service Discussion
Replies: 215
Views: 23822

Re: Minneapolis Air Service Discussion

af773atmsp wrote:
MSP-LGW is 3,500 nautical miles. The A321LR has a range of 4,000 nautical miles, so its doable but pushing it going west.


True but add 30 extra passengers and TATL headwinds and this flight will be visiting Gander regularly westbound...

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by usflyer msp
Thu Feb 15, 2018 3:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Minneapolis Air Service Discussion
Replies: 215
Views: 23822

Re: Minneapolis Air Service Discussion

SteveXC500 wrote:
FlyHappy wrote:
With a A321? To LGW? That seems.... Problematic....


Curious, how??


MSP to LGW is over 4000 miles. This is barely within the range of an A321neoLR, but a high-density version like DY would most likely fly would struggle with the route....

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by usflyer msp
Tue Feb 13, 2018 1:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US lifts Sudan sanctions; Sudan Airways looking to repair existing aircraft and refleet.
Replies: 14
Views: 2457

Re: US lifts Sudan sanctions; Sudan Airways looking to repair existing aircraft and refleet.

Do Sudan Airways actually hold any LHR slots? Obviously if they do, they'll have been leased out to other airlines for a very long time now, and someone else is going to get their schedule disrupted if Sudan Airways reclaim them. If they don't, speculation about a return to LHR is rather premature ...

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by usflyer msp
Tue Feb 13, 2018 1:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Network Thread 2018
Replies: 134
Views: 14095

Re: American Airlines Network Thread 2018

I don't see any of those happening besides MEX. markets are tiny. PAP only works from MIA, JFK, and FLL. KIN/POS demand is largely from MIA. SDQ may happen though, especially since JFK-SDQ isn't coming back. Philadelphia has the 3rd largest Jamaican population in the US (after NYC and Miami) and 4t...

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by usflyer msp
Mon Feb 12, 2018 11:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Network Thread 2018
Replies: 134
Views: 14095

Re: American Airlines Network Thread 2018

PHL is lacking severely on flights to Latin America that has enough demand from the local Central American/Mexican/Colombian populations. I think launching a route to MEX as a starter would be great for them. Im not seeing the demand for Central America or Colombia but I fully expect AA to add PHL ...

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by usflyer msp
Mon Feb 12, 2018 8:32 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Southwest has suspended ops at MDW -2/11
Replies: 42
Views: 4941

Re: Southwest has suspended ops at MDW -2/11

I agree. I heard on the news that SWA did not provide accommodation for stranded passengers, claiming the situation to be weather-related. That's stretching it if you ask me. Not very fair to their customers. I wonder if someone will eventually take them to task for that stance . . . If they did no...

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by usflyer msp
Mon Feb 12, 2018 8:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 'Mob' breaks out at Des Moines International Airport after 14-hour delay
Replies: 69
Views: 11216

Re: 'Mob' breaks out at Des Moines International Airport after 14-hour delay

That's very thoughtful of you to not want an airline to come in that allows an entire segment of people to travel that likely otherwise cannot afford to fly anywhere. How about you just don't fly them if they show up. They still can't afford to fly anywhere. The ULCC's often fly around a class of p...

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by usflyer msp
Mon Feb 12, 2018 5:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 'Mob' breaks out at Des Moines International Airport after 14-hour delay
Replies: 69
Views: 11216

Re: 'Mob' breaks out at Des Moines International Airport after 14-hour delay

^^^ This is why I do not want to see G4 come into BNA as a lot of people here seem to want. That's very thoughtful of you to not want an airline to come in that allows an entire segment of people to travel that likely otherwise cannot afford to fly anywhere. How about you just don't fly them if the...

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by usflyer msp
Mon Feb 12, 2018 1:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 'Mob' breaks out at Des Moines International Airport after 14-hour delay
Replies: 69
Views: 11216

Re: 'Mob' breaks out at Des Moines International Airport after 14-hour delay

On G4 a $100 voucher is probably more than the airfare...

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by usflyer msp
Mon Feb 12, 2018 12:14 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Southwest has suspended ops at MDW -2/11
Replies: 42
Views: 4941

Re: Southwest has suspended ops at MDW -2/11

I think WN tends to be too conservative when they order winter-weather supplies. They have run out of de-icing fluid several times in several different stations when other carriers have been fine. One of my co-workers was caught by this in Dec 2016. She was flying PHX-MSP and the plane was diverted ...

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by usflyer msp
Sun Feb 11, 2018 3:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sonair ending Houston-Luanda service
Replies: 47
Views: 8011

Re: Sonair ending Houston-Luanda service

Repatriation isn't the issue with LOS service, it's fraud. I worked for an airline that did not serve Nigeria, we literally blocked all traffic from Nigeria to our website since tickets purchased by Nigerian IP's were quite literally 99% fraudulent. I imagine this may be lower for an airline that a...

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by usflyer msp
Sat Feb 10, 2018 12:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sonair ending Houston-Luanda service
Replies: 47
Views: 8011

Re: Sonair ending Houston-Luanda service

I could see SAA launching a JNB-LAD-IAH flight if they could get 5th freedom rights (doubtful) and way to repatriate the funds from Angola (even more doubtful)...

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by usflyer msp
Fri Feb 09, 2018 1:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Yet another emotional support animal controversy - Spirit vs. Hamster
Replies: 78
Views: 7092

Re: Yet another emotional support animal controversy - Spirit vs. Hamster

I still see more apologizing for the agent. It was wrong of the girl to flush the hamster. No one is disputing that. If the agent told her to do so then the agent was 100% in the wrong. I think it says a lot about the industry and the contempt shown towards the customers that people are willing to ...

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by usflyer msp
Thu Feb 08, 2018 9:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Yet another emotional support animal controversy - Spirit vs. Hamster
Replies: 78
Views: 7092

Re: Yet another emotional support animal controversy - Spirit vs. Hamster

She has no lawsuit. No airline allows rodents on their aircraft. My sister tried to purchase a pet rat on her last trip and I finally talked her out of it when I told her she could not bring it home on the plane. This imbecile should have just have just fed it to somones emotional support boa constr...

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by usflyer msp
Thu Feb 08, 2018 7:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines going nonstop to Toronto
Replies: 41
Views: 5609

Re: Ethiopian Airlines going nonstop to Toronto

You do not have to reclaim luggage for an international to USA connection in Toronto. The process is very convenient and saves valuable time for passengers. Please follow this link. https://www.aircanada.com/ca/en/aco/home/fly/at-the-airport/airport-information/toronto-pearson-international-airport...

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by usflyer msp
Thu Feb 08, 2018 5:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Yet another emotional support animal controversy - Spirit vs. Hamster
Replies: 78
Views: 7092

Re: Yet another emotional support animal controversy - Spirit vs. Hamster

"Frazzled that fall, Aldecosea decided she needed a distraction. At a Pennsylvania Petco, she bought calm and quiet Pebbles. The hamster lived in her dorm room in a small plastic cage with a green spinning wheel, always scurrying to the front of the cage to greet her owner. “She was so loving. ...

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by usflyer msp
Thu Feb 08, 2018 1:12 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: AA Advantage EQM Calculation Code
Replies: 6
Views: 856

Re: AA Advantage EQM Calculation Code

It is not difficult - on AA metal it is simply how many miles your flight is (unless your are flying basic economy where it is 1/2 of your flight mileage).

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by usflyer msp
Wed Feb 07, 2018 9:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ATL Flight Diversions
Replies: 45
Views: 5668

Re: ATL Flight Diversions

My wife's flight from RDU-ATL at 07:xx in the morning, boarded then deplaned. She is now scheduled to leave at 17:30, which is ridiculous for a Platinum. Her rescheduled flight from ATL-PHX at night is now delayed even further. I'm surprised with her status and the AA agreement reinstated they didn...

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by usflyer msp
Wed Feb 07, 2018 6:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian released worst forever monthly RASK 0,26 NOK
Replies: 73
Views: 11255

Re: Norwegian released worst forever monthly RASK 0,26 NOK

I would not read too much into FR pilots leaving for DY. Ryanair is a pretty unpleasant place to work and alot of them are just attempting to get 787 type ratings so they can eventually move on to EK or QR and makes lots of money...

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by usflyer msp
Wed Feb 07, 2018 6:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Network Thread 2018
Replies: 134
Views: 14095

Re: American Airlines Network Thread 2018

PHL is lacking severely on flights to Latin America that has enough demand from the local Central American/Mexican/Colombian populations. I think launching a route to MEX as a starter would be great for them. Im not seeing the demand for Central America or Colombia but I fully expect AA to add PHL ...

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by usflyer msp
Wed Feb 07, 2018 4:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ATL Flight Diversions
Replies: 45
Views: 5668

Re: ATL Flight Diversions

Delta operations meltdown coming in 1, 2, 3....

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by usflyer msp
Tue Feb 06, 2018 9:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Network Thread 2018
Replies: 134
Views: 14095

Re: American Airlines Network Thread 2018

PHL but I suspect that it will be a 2019 add as by then it will be a bit more defined what is happening with the 333s and there are a few other higher priority adds that only consume a single aircraft. What about DFW-TLV? But it won't be the first route to TLV American will launch. First would be P...

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by usflyer msp
Tue Feb 06, 2018 4:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines going nonstop to Toronto
Replies: 41
Views: 5609

Re: Ethiopian Airlines going nonstop to Toronto

Glad to see it. In the past few months, both PAL and now ET have made their respective YYZ flights direct. I guess it’s a solid indicator of an improving yield environment. Hopefully we see a few more airlines take a crack at Toronto going forward with ULH type routes. This has nothing to do with p...

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by usflyer msp
Tue Feb 06, 2018 3:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA 738 Routes from CLT
Replies: 28
Views: 2835

Re: AA 738 Routes from CLT

ahj2000 wrote:
Anyone know if AA has purposely put only non-IFE 738s through Charlotte? I have yet to have one and I’ve flown Maybe 5 or 6 segments so far...


I flown 738's 4x from CLT (MIA, MSP, IAH, ORD) and 3 of the 4 had seatback IFE

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by usflyer msp
Mon Feb 05, 2018 7:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA 738 Routes from CLT
Replies: 28
Views: 2835

Re: AA 738 Routes from CLT

AA is putting LAA 738's in CLT to replace many of the LUS A321's that have moved to DFW.

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by usflyer msp
Mon Feb 05, 2018 2:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair launches flights to Amman
Replies: 15
Views: 2849

Re: Ryanair launches flights to Amman

JayBCNLON wrote:
Note that some RJ flights - f.e. thise to BEY are NOT routed across Israel but take a long detour across Egypt.


Correct, that has more to do with the poor relationship between Lebanon and Israel and RJ's reluctance to fly over Syria due to the civil war. ME just flies over Syria..

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by usflyer msp
Sun Feb 04, 2018 11:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 2/4/2018: Primera Drops BOS-BHX, Adds IAD-STN
Replies: 53
Views: 8090

Re: OAG Changes 2/4/2018: Primera Drops BOS-BHX, Adds IAD-STN

I’m 50/50 on if Primera has sustainability in Boston. They already pulled the plug on BOS-BHX. Norwegian and Wow provide ‘ulcc’ service into London. Wow of course requires a KEF stop, but they will soon have service into LTN and LGW. One of the 3 will likely give, and I don’t see it being Wow or No...

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by usflyer msp
Sat Feb 03, 2018 10:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Srilanka questions Emirates-Srilankan management deal termination
Replies: 7
Views: 1423

Re: Srilanka questions Emirates-Srilankan management deal termination

I'm not quite sure I see the point of this investigation. The facts are not in dispute - The president fired Emirates and the CEO because they would not bump C-class passengers to accommodate his family and then appointed his brother-in-law as CEO. The question is what is the government of SL going ...

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by usflyer msp
Fri Feb 02, 2018 5:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Wants to Grow in Charlotte
Replies: 104
Views: 12334

Re: American Airlines Wants to Grow in Charlotte

CLT ia a financial hub and Banking center, It should be expanded for International connections if for no other reason!! CLT is a domestic financial hub and Banking center... The bank employees in CLT are generally taking business trips to Des Moines and Albany not London and Sao Paulo. The CLT bank...

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by usflyer msp
Thu Feb 01, 2018 2:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Wants to Grow in Charlotte
Replies: 104
Views: 12334

Re: American Airlines Wants to Grow in Charlotte

There are also opportunities for further expansion by AA's competitors at CLT, including by DL, UA, and WN. WN could also add CLT-PHX nonstop service if the demand is there for additional service to CLT in Greater Phoenix, the San Francisco Bay Area, Greater Sacramento, and Greater San Diego since ...

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by usflyer msp
Thu Feb 01, 2018 1:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Wants to Grow in Charlotte
Replies: 104
Views: 12334

Re: American Airlines Wants to Grow in Charlotte

They need to clean up the interior of the airport. It's a disgusting mess half the time. True. I've grown to dislike connecting in CLT as much as ATL...so overcrowded and grubby, with those people mover carts constantly buzzing about making the foot traffic worse. I know they're doing a lot of cons...

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by usflyer msp
Tue Jan 30, 2018 12:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Ethiopian Airlines adds Chicago
Replies: 82
Views: 10148

Re: Ethiopian Airlines comparing/deciding between Houston and Chicago

Chicago is where Ethiopian will be flying to starting in June! Via Dublin westbound, nonstop eastbound https://twitter.com/ETWatch/status/958132192470736897 ET510 ADD ORD 2215 - 0755+1 B788 (one hour stop at DUB) ET511 ORD ADD 0955 - 0740+1 B788 I know alot of Ethiopians in MSP who will be very hap...

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by usflyer msp
Mon Jan 29, 2018 1:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kenya Airways announces daily non-stop flights to JFK
Replies: 100
Views: 15971

Re: Kenya Airways announces daily non-stop flights to JFK

It could become an issue for KL if it erodes into its existing service into AMS. Why support the sale of tickets on the NBO-JFK-3rd city at the expense of its existing NBO-AMS-3rd city offering? The same goes for DL which has a JV on transatlantic with AF/KL. You're assuming that this is not AF/KLs...

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by usflyer msp
Sat Jan 27, 2018 10:46 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Travel Agency cancels ticket of woman flying to visit ill mother
Replies: 74
Views: 5146

Re: Travel Agency cancels ticket of woman flying to visit ill mother

So if everything was done right, why was the traveller thrown of the flight? Because the travel agency cancelled the ticket and therefore UA was not going to get paid. I suspect because the name on the credit card and the name of the traveller were not the same and then changes were made shortly af...

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by usflyer msp
Sat Jan 27, 2018 10:02 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Travel Agency cancels ticket of woman flying to visit ill mother
Replies: 74
Views: 5146

Re: Travel Agency cancels ticket of woman flying to visit ill mother

So if everything was done right, why was the traveller thrown of the flight? Because the travel agency cancelled the ticket and therefore UA was not going to get paid. I suspect because the name on the credit card and the name of the traveller were not the same and then changes were made shortly af...

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by usflyer msp
Sat Jan 27, 2018 9:59 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Travel Agency cancels ticket of woman flying to visit ill mother
Replies: 74
Views: 5146

Re: Travel Agency cancels ticket of woman flying to visit ill mother

Yes a travel agency will monitor, not stalk your travel. It's a good business practice. Additionally, if any action is taken in a PNR such as cancellations, modifications, no shows - these all fall on queue with a message to the agency so that follow up can be done with the passenger if necessary. ...

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by usflyer msp
Sat Jan 27, 2018 9:35 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Travel Agency cancels ticket of woman flying to visit ill mother
Replies: 74
Views: 5146

Re: Travel Agency cancels ticket of woman flying to visit ill mother

So if everything was done right, why was the traveller thrown of the flight? Because the travel agency cancelled the ticket and therefore UA was not going to get paid. I suspect because the name on the credit card and the name of the traveller were not the same and then changes were made shortly af...

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by usflyer msp
Sat Jan 27, 2018 9:05 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Travel Agency cancels ticket of woman flying to visit ill mother
Replies: 74
Views: 5146

Re: Travel Agency cancels ticket of woman flying to visit ill mother

I’m a former flight attendant so I don’t know too much about these administrative matters. However, am I the only one here that finds it strange that a travel agency will monitor your ticket and stalk your travel? It seems to me that even after purchase of a ticket, if you and the airline both agre...

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by usflyer msp
Sat Jan 27, 2018 8:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kenya Airways announces daily non-stop flights to JFK
Replies: 100
Views: 15971

Re: Kenya Airways announces daily non-stop flights to JFK

I doubt it. I highly doubt KL can share data gained from its TATL JV with AF/DL with a third party such as KQ. The KQ/KL JV only covers Europe and Africa not North America.

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by usflyer msp
Sat Jan 27, 2018 5:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kenya Airways announces daily non-stop flights to JFK
Replies: 100
Views: 15971

Re: Kenya Airways announces daily non-stop flights to JFK

People are forgetting that KQ has a JV with KL, who also has an ownership stake and a seat on the board of directors. KL has very good insight into US-East Africa traffic, probably more so than any other airline. This decision was made with KL input and approval. KLM only has one KQ board seat and ...

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by usflyer msp
Sat Jan 27, 2018 4:53 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Travel Agency cancels ticket of woman flying to visit ill mother
Replies: 74
Views: 5146

Re: Travel Agency cancels ticket of woman flying to visit ill mother

I think these United employees would disagree it was too late to sell her a new ticket... https://www.cnn.com/travel/article/united-flight-delay-dying-mother/ That situation has nothing to do with buying a new ticket. All they did was hold the flight for a few minutes so he could make the connectio...

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by usflyer msp
Sat Jan 27, 2018 3:36 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Travel Agency cancels ticket of woman flying to visit ill mother
Replies: 74
Views: 5146

Re: Travel Agency cancels ticket of woman flying to visit ill mother

Not only would they attempt to collect they would almost undoubtedly succeed and make even more money of their "administrative fees"... https://www.united.com/web/en-US/content/agency/bookticket/agency-debit-memo-policy.aspx The agency cancelled the ticket. That is allowed so there would ...

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by usflyer msp
Sat Jan 27, 2018 3:12 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Travel Agency cancels ticket of woman flying to visit ill mother
Replies: 74
Views: 5146

Re: Travel Agency cancels ticket of woman flying to visit ill mother

The key point seems to be that when the landlord (Ms. Prelas) called United to change the ticket, she told United the ticket was purchased through a third party and United said changing it would not be a problem. We have no confirmation of that account. It's entirely possible that it happened that ...

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by usflyer msp
Sat Jan 27, 2018 3:07 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Travel Agency cancels ticket of woman flying to visit ill mother
Replies: 74
Views: 5146

Re: Travel Agency cancels ticket of woman flying to visit ill mother

No airline is going to allow someone to fly without a valid ticket. Full stop. The airline is not going to attempt to collect payment after the fact. Not only would they attempt to collect they would almost undoubtedly succeed and make even more money of their "administrative fees"... htt...

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by usflyer msp
Sat Jan 27, 2018 12:32 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Travel Agency cancels ticket of woman flying to visit ill mother
Replies: 74
Views: 5146

Re: Travel Agency cancels ticket of woman flying to visit ill mother

I agree with comments about sticking to the name brand travel websites and/or the airline websites. If the travel agency canceled the ticket, the travel agency is the number one offender here and should, in an ideal world, be the focal point of any outrage. But at the end of the day, UA is the hous...

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by usflyer msp
Sat Jan 27, 2018 10:25 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Travel Agency cancels ticket of woman flying to visit ill mother
Replies: 74
Views: 5146

Re: Travel Agency cancels ticket of woman flying to visit ill mother

I agree with comments about sticking to the name brand travel websites and/or the airline websites. If the travel agency canceled the ticket, the travel agency is the number one offender here and should, in an ideal world, be the focal point of any outrage. But at the end of the day, UA is the hous...

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by usflyer msp
Sat Jan 27, 2018 9:49 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Travel Agency cancels ticket of woman flying to visit ill mother
Replies: 74
Views: 5146

Re: UA kicks off Passenger Trying to See Dying Mother Thanks to 3rd Party Agency

I know on time departure is important, but really. How would this have held things up. If it was a late flight, slots are unlikely to be an issue. It is also possible that the time could have been made given that there are less flights later in the day. This could have been a good news story, now i...

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by usflyer msp
Wed Jan 24, 2018 8:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL and AA resume IROP ticketing and baggage agreement
Replies: 67
Views: 8741

Re: DL and AA resume IROP ticketing and baggage agreement

lol I really am getting a good laugh from some of these armchair CEOs. Nobody knows the details. This is a positive for PAX. Let’s just keep it at that. It’s laughable to think that AA or any other airline could provide ANY kind of relief for DL in ATL when there’s a meltdown. Other airlines are ju...

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by usflyer msp
Wed Jan 24, 2018 5:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL and AA resume IROP ticketing and baggage agreement
Replies: 67
Views: 8741

Re: DL and AA resume IROP ticketing and baggage agreement

Let Delta humbly eat some of its peach pie. Hopefully it has learned from its spectacular ops meltdowns that having ability to access other airline networks is helpful. Even with its ops meltdowns, for 2017 Delta had a better on-time rate than AA (or WN or UA). Data - objective facts - are our frie...

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