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by usflyer msp
Mon Jun 18, 2018 12:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PSA Cancelations
Replies: 32
Views: 4311

Re: PSA Cancelations

AA, despite their attempt to claim that PSA is just a partner carrier, deserves to get dragged for the events of this weekend. PSA had better get their act together and do it fast.

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by usflyer msp
Sun Jun 17, 2018 8:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SQ 516 SIN-CCU Flight Delay Turned Passenger Neglect?
Replies: 15
Views: 3751

Re: SQ 516 SIN-CCU Flight Delay Turned Passenger Neglect?

If these pax cannot take a few hours in Singapore heat how do they make it in Kolkata? USFLYER, Why are you being so aggressive? Have you been to either of these cities? I don't see where I am being aggressive??? I am sure SQ could have been more organized and handled the delay better but I highly ...

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by usflyer msp
Sun Jun 17, 2018 4:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Odds of IB Restarting IAD-MAD?
Replies: 16
Views: 2270

Re: Odds of IB Restarting IAD-MAD?

I see AA launching it with a 75L as part of the JV before I see IB operating A321s transatlantic.

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by usflyer msp
Sun Jun 17, 2018 3:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SQ 516 SIN-CCU Flight Delay Turned Passenger Neglect?
Replies: 15
Views: 3751

Re: SQ 516 SIN-CCU Flight Delay Turned Passenger Neglect?

To me, it sounds like some of the passengers are being drama queens. I am sure it was an unpleasant situation but the hysteria and hyperbole is not credible. If these pax cannot take a few hours in Singapore heat how do they make it in Kolkata?

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by usflyer msp
Sat Jun 16, 2018 4:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA's Upgauges to Mainline: More to Come?
Replies: 77
Views: 7827

Re: AA's Upgauges to Mainline: More to Come?

AA can only do a limited amount of upguaging due to a lack of mainline gates at ORD and CLT. Despite CLT being a megahub, AA has less than 50 mainline gates and many of them have size restrictions that make anything larger than A320 problematic.

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by usflyer msp
Tue Jun 12, 2018 11:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL announces MSP - ICN
Replies: 165
Views: 18291

Re: RUMOR: DL to Announce MSP - ICN

Economically MSP-HND has almost nothing to do with MSP-ICN. They are nearly completely separate traffic flows. MSP-ICN is long overdue. MSP has gone long enough without decent access to broader Asia. Care to cite the PDEWs for MSP-major Asia airports? Would you like to compare them to DTW-same airp...

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by usflyer msp
Sat Jun 09, 2018 7:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SY flight from MSP - LAS forgets the luggage!
Replies: 49
Views: 7123

Re: SY flight from MSP - LAS forgets the luggage!

Does anyone not see these low wage employee's as a security risk ? Yes, your heinous, because higher paid people never make mistakes. Not entirely the point. Front of the line employees are the ones on the lines of operations with exposure to many aspects of the business, security being one, and cu...

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by usflyer msp
Sat Jun 09, 2018 12:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SY flight from MSP - LAS forgets the luggage!
Replies: 49
Views: 7123

Re: SY flight from MSP - LAS forgets the luggage!

Tucker1 wrote:
I might be late to the party but did they just get a different owner or ceo?


Both

Also outsourced all ground handling...

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by usflyer msp
Fri Jun 08, 2018 11:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SY flight from MSP - LAS forgets the luggage!
Replies: 49
Views: 7123

Re: SY flight from MSP - LAS forgets the luggage!

The staff at Global Aviation, the company that does SY's ground handling, have been far from impressive thus far. They pay less than the airport McDonalds so no one should be shocked by the low quality staff they are attracting.

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by usflyer msp
Tue Jun 05, 2018 12:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will Aer Lingus ever have a daytime BOS-DUB flight
Replies: 24
Views: 2464

Re: Will Aer Lingus ever have a daytime BOS-DUB flight

Why?

From what I have seen, most of the pax on daytime LHR services are connecting to overnight flights to Asia and Africa - something that is not available in DUB.

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by usflyer msp
Mon Jun 04, 2018 6:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Status of DL mainline at SHV
Replies: 13
Views: 1549

Re: Status of DL mainline at SHV

High prices have plagued SHV for years. It’s geography doesn’t do it very many favors either. It’s been said up to 50% of passengers leak to other airports if I recall. I go to Shreveport every Nov and I have never flown into SHV. I usually just drive from DFW but have used TXK and GGG if they were...

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by usflyer msp
Sun Jun 03, 2018 11:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Fiji Airways named as Oneworld connect partner
Replies: 19
Views: 2503

Re: Fiji Airways named as Oneworld connect partner

vhtje wrote:
My money is on EI being announced as the next oneworld connect airline.


I concur. I suspect EI, 4O and possibly PG will be the next connect partners. AT and CZ will be the next full partners.

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by usflyer msp
Thu May 31, 2018 2:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest ask mother to prove Bi-racial child is her own
Replies: 199
Views: 11706

Re: Southwest ask mother to prove Bi-racial child is her own

Anyone who thinks this family was not discriminated against is blinded by their privilege. If a traditional white family showed up with a child's passport they would accept it no questions asked. Why? 1) A passport is much more difficult to forge than a birth certificate 2) You have to show the orig...

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by usflyer msp
Sat May 26, 2018 8:19 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: New United Club @ MSY
Replies: 20
Views: 1795

Re: New United Club @ MSY

The A-East Admirals Club in PHL is at ramp level as is the BA Lounge in ORY.

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by usflyer msp
Thu May 24, 2018 2:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SY to refresh all interiors- drop first class
Replies: 45
Views: 6637

Re: SY to refresh all interiors- drop first class

For those here crying about loss of F class and the changes at SY, you do realize the existing model was not working right? For a decade SY basically scrapped by a little profit here, a little loss there, bankruptcy etc. A change was needed and the owners brought in new talent to carry out that cha...

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by usflyer msp
Wed May 23, 2018 10:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SY to refresh all interiors- drop first class
Replies: 45
Views: 6637

Re: SY to refresh all interiors- drop first class

This doesn't seem very ULCC esque to me. It actually seems a little like B6 sans the TVs. Not with 30" and 29" seat pitch. It’s still a more generous onboard offering than Allegiant, Frontier, or Spirit. They might be able to find a niche as a slightly premium ULCC of sorts. Basically, th...

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by usflyer msp
Wed May 23, 2018 6:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SY to refresh all interiors- drop first class
Replies: 45
Views: 6637

Re: SY to refresh all interiors- drop first class

Flew their -800 with the new seating config and it was horrible. For some reason the -700 was not bad. I'd guess they were not able to cram in an extra row in the -700 they could and allowed for more space between the rows. None of their planes have the new config yet. You probably flew a Transavia...

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by usflyer msp
Tue May 22, 2018 12:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Zambia Aiways to relaunch Oct.24th 2018 with Emb-195 or CSeries
Replies: 22
Views: 3172

Re: Zambia Aiways to relaunch Oct.24th 2018 with Emb-195 or CSeries

How would they be able to get a hold of C-Series aircraft by October? Obviously, it will be a new Zambian production line. Or they will just steal Delta slots, or Airbus will magically create frames and engines. Because if you are relaunching a 3rd world airline into a poverty stricken country in A...

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by usflyer msp
Fri May 18, 2018 9:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Man punches deaf pregnant woman and service dog on F9 flight at MCO
Replies: 63
Views: 9497

Re: Man punches deaf pregnant woman and service dog on F9 flight at MCO

Before I completely condemn the man, I need to know if the great dane had its own seat or not. I would be extremely pissed if I had to share my already extremely small space (this is F9 after all!) with a 150 lb animal on 4.5 hour flight. There is no excuse for punching the woman however...

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by usflyer msp
Fri May 18, 2018 11:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SilkAir becomes 'Singapore Airlines'
Replies: 103
Views: 23258

Re: SilkAir becomes 'Singapore Airlines'

This means SilkAir will be in A* - I always found it odd that SQ was in Star but SilkAir was not... Not unusual. QF is Oneworld while their JQ brand is not. That is not quite the same. JQ is an LCC. SilkAir is a full service regional carrier. SilkAir not being in Star is like QantasLink not being i...

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by usflyer msp
Fri May 18, 2018 4:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SilkAir becomes 'Singapore Airlines'
Replies: 103
Views: 23258

Re: SilkAir becomes 'Singapore Airlines'

This means SilkAir will be in A* - I always found it odd that SQ was in Star but SilkAir was not...

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by usflyer msp
Thu May 17, 2018 11:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Can Mexicana Airlines Make a Viable Come back?
Replies: 9
Views: 1275

Re: Can Mexicana Airlines Make a Viable Come back?

The former MX staff need to be the like that girl from Frozen and let it go!

They should not still be at the airport protesting MX's demise many years later.

It sucks but they really need to move on with their lives...

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by usflyer msp
Thu May 17, 2018 10:38 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Air Italy's shame, it's "luggage policy" in Cairo
Replies: 10
Views: 1972

Re: Air Italy's shame, it's "luggage policy" in Cairo

FWIW, this is actually normal for many carriers in developing countries. I have personally experienced it in Madagascar and Mozambique. The officials will not allow baggage through customs without its owner being present.

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by usflyer msp
Fri May 11, 2018 6:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United adjust Mexico network - ends service to HUX, MZT, & VSA
Replies: 56
Views: 6746

Re: United adjust Mexico network - ends service to HUX, MZT, & VSA

I'm pretty sure SY has elminated HUX :( It is still on their website. They have not released their winter schedule yet so we do not know where they plan on flying next winter... I don't see HUX listed on their destinations (where they still have CUN/PUJ/CZM/etc), nor on their interactive route map,...

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by usflyer msp
Fri May 11, 2018 4:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United adjust Mexico network - ends service to HUX, MZT, & VSA
Replies: 56
Views: 6746

Re: United adjust Mexico network - ends service to HUX, MZT, & VSA

So all that's left between the US and HUX is swift to STL and volaris to ORD, both only once weekly and seasonal.... Also SY to MSP. I'm pretty sure SY has elminated HUX :( It is still on their website. They have not released their winter schedule yet so we do not know where they plan on flying nex...

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by usflyer msp
Thu May 10, 2018 12:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Wow Air to announce flights to Delhi
Replies: 161
Views: 15590

Re: Wow Air to announce flights to Delhi

Probably true for the likes of JFK, ORD, LAX and such. But unless QR is planning to add airports like CLE, PIT, CVG and so forth, that does not hold water. WoW can add lots of narrow bodies on N America to Iceland. Just like QR between Doha and S Asia. In this battle, the advantage of geography lik...

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by usflyer msp
Wed May 09, 2018 7:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Wow Air to announce flights to Delhi
Replies: 161
Views: 15590

Re: Wow Air to announce flights to Delhi

This is great news for the Indian community of Detroit. No more double connects because an ME3 carrier refuses to serve Detroit and someone has finally cracked the Delta over priced options to India out of Detroit. This can't happen soon enough. Did LH, AC and UA suddenly stop flying to DTW? All of...

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by usflyer msp
Wed May 09, 2018 3:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways announces 3 weekly LHR-DUR
Replies: 45
Views: 8623

Re: British Airways announces 3 weekly LHR-DUR

Wasn't DUR-LON announced to be Comair's first longhaul route at some point... Ha, no, never. Comair wanted to do Johannesburg-Gatwick. And I don't think big brother was all too pleased. Instead, they spent their money and effort totally rebuilding their short-haul fleet, they've acquired 18x B737-8...

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by usflyer msp
Wed May 09, 2018 1:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Starting PHL-BUD/PRG; ORD-VCE; Move JFK-ZRH to PHL
Replies: 360
Views: 46179

Re: AA Starting PHL-BUD/PRG; ORD-VCE; Move JFK-ZRH to PHL

From what I understand, the bookings on PHL-PRG are great but PHL-BUD is not doing so hot...

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by usflyer msp
Wed May 09, 2018 1:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways announces 3 weekly LHR-DUR
Replies: 45
Views: 8623

Re: British Airways announces 3 weekly LHR-DUR

Wasn't DUR-LON announced to be Comair's first longhaul route at some point...

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by usflyer msp
Tue May 08, 2018 5:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian secures Accra-Texas flights
Replies: 97
Views: 10992

Re: Ethiopian secures Accra-Texas flights

an area of over 1 billion people (just sub-Saharan portion) ... Let's get real. ACC is hardly a gateway to the region - it has limited connections and infrastructure. For example, there are no flights from there to regional capital cities like BJL, BKO, CKY, COO, DSS, OXB, and YAO, among many, many...

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by usflyer msp
Mon May 07, 2018 4:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BOG-ORD on AV finally launches
Replies: 29
Views: 3572

Re: BOG-ORD on AV finally launches

Good news! As one of the routes announced for this year by Avianca Holdings' president Germán Rincón, BOG-ORD has been loaded in the system as a 4x weekly A319 operation starting on November 17, 2018 as follows: AV082 BOG 14:58 20:38 ORD 319 1356 AV083 ORD 22:01 05:15+1 BOG 319 1356 Given that Chic...

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by usflyer msp
Sun May 06, 2018 7:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian secures Accra-Texas flights
Replies: 97
Views: 10992

Re: Ethiopian secures Accra-Texas flights

I hope this means they are adding second frequency to ADD-ACC not displacing local Accra passengers off of the already usually full ADD-ACC sector... When you compare the current timings to the Addis Ababa-Lome-Newark flight, one could expect them to just continue to Houston: The current ADD-ACC-AD...

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by usflyer msp
Sun May 06, 2018 6:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian secures Accra-Texas flights
Replies: 97
Views: 10992

Re: Ethiopian secures Accra-Texas flights

I hope this means they are adding second frequency to ADD-ACC not displacing local Accra passengers off of the already usually full ADD-ACC sector...

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by usflyer msp
Sun May 06, 2018 1:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue to start BOS-MSP 3xday on May 3 2018
Replies: 119
Views: 13345

Re: JetBlue to start BOS-MSP 3xday on May 3 2018

There are plenty of people from MSP that connect on their way to the Carribbean and Latin America. If you ever take the 5am flights to ATL/CLT/MIA or NK's 1am flight to FLL, these are literally 2/3rds of the people on the plane. I don't see why B6 would not want a cut of that. Furthermore, not every...

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by usflyer msp
Sat May 05, 2018 1:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why has MCI failed as a hub city?
Replies: 89
Views: 9343

Re: Why has MCI failed as a hub city?

Location great, airport layout appalling. I hate to be mean about it, because midwesterners are so nice in general, but it really is bad. All the post 9-11 requirements have been bolted onto a tight space, and the amenities are an embarrassment. I flew MSP-MCI-MCO a few weeks ago with a 2.5 hour la...

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by usflyer msp
Thu May 03, 2018 9:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: F9 Contract Employee Murdered on PHL Ramp by Fellow Employee
Replies: 31
Views: 10711

Re: F9 Employee Murdered on PHL Ramp by Fellow Employee

I like Philadelphia but I have never understood why PHL tends to attract such terrible staff...
Many of them are very rough around the edges but somehow they manage to pass the background checks and get badged
You should never have to worry about your colleague stabbing you!

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by usflyer msp
Thu May 03, 2018 8:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue to start BOS-MSP 3xday on May 3 2018
Replies: 119
Views: 13345

Re: JetBlue to start BOS-MSP 3xday on May 3 2018

These new flights especially into delta fortress hubs are tough. At least they have the potential to push sy off this route, which would give them more breathing room. And I think those $84 rt fares are going to be quite routine going forward. Bos atl is only a little further out and the cheapest f...

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by usflyer msp
Thu May 03, 2018 2:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue to start BOS-MSP 3xday on May 3 2018
Replies: 119
Views: 13345

Re: JetBlue to start BOS-MSP 3xday on May 3 2018

Im flying them to BOS on Saturday. They are not making any money on my $84 RT flight but welcome to MSP B6.

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by usflyer msp
Tue May 01, 2018 1:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Venezuela demands payment for jet fuel in Petros
Replies: 90
Views: 10608

Re: Venezuela demands payment for jet fuel in Petros

I'd tell them to pound sand, plenty of other profitable markets to use the airplanes. See how long his policy lasts. Problem is, THIS profitable?....no, not many markets at all... Of course, AA won't go under, should they close down Venezuela, but it sure is a gold mine for them currently. Is it a ...

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by usflyer msp
Sun Apr 29, 2018 1:58 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Help with Orlando Hotel
Replies: 4
Views: 316

Re: Help with Orlando Hotel

I honestly would not worry about the shuttle - just pick a hotel you like and uber to/from the theme parks. It is much more enjoyable to operate on your own schedule not that of the shuttle...

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by usflyer msp
Sun Apr 29, 2018 2:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AV to start ORD-GUA
Replies: 6
Views: 1600

Re: AV to start ORD-GUA

I wonder if AA will increase their ORD-GUA to more than 1x weekly in order to be competitive...

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by usflyer msp
Tue Apr 24, 2018 11:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Benefits for Norwegian at Stewart or Providence
Replies: 50
Views: 6954

Re: Benefits for Norwegian at Stewart or Providence

I don't agree, I don't think they can get more revenue from Boston or New York JFK / Newark. It doesn't match with the "passengers go where the flights are" statement. If you're in the center of New York, you're in the catchment area of several airports. Those are of course JFK and Newark...

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by usflyer msp
Mon Apr 23, 2018 9:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Benefits for Norwegian at Stewart or Providence
Replies: 50
Views: 6954

Re: Benefits for Norwegian at Stewart or Providence

Who says it's a back room deal? If they're open about the discounts they're giving Norwegian and are willing to give those same discounts to other airlines, I don't see the problem. But even without any additional discount and just the regular fees Stewart remains a cheap airport, far cheaper than ...

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by usflyer msp
Sat Apr 21, 2018 11:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Benefits for Norwegian at Stewart or Providence
Replies: 50
Views: 6954

Re: Benefits for Norwegian at Stewart or Providence

Maybe you think $3 a seat will change anybody's mind. 'The Port Authority will pay up to $3 per departing seat offered by airlines on new nonstop routes, with the total benefit not to exceed $250,000 for international routes and $150,000 for domestic routes in the first full year of nonstop service...

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by usflyer msp
Tue Apr 17, 2018 11:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sun Country (SY) strands hundreds of passengers in Mexico and tells them to find their own way home
Replies: 214
Views: 21280

Re: Sun Country (SY) strands hundreds of passengers in Mexico and tells them to find their own way home

What a crap airline. Not a crap airline. A good airline, with good people. A crap new investment group owner/management team who made a horribly callous, calculated bottom line dollar judgment that blew up in their face. They've since backpedaled with a bigger than minimum "mea culpa" . S...

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by usflyer msp
Tue Apr 17, 2018 1:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sun Country (SY) strands hundreds of passengers in Mexico and tells them to find their own way home
Replies: 214
Views: 21280

Re: Sun Country (SY) strands hundreds of passengers in Mexico and tells them to find their own way home

Couldn’t they just have arranged with other carriers to get people home? There were no seats on AS through SEA, or AA through DFW, for example? That’s the danger of not being in IATA. Ironically if the ticket had been booked on Volaris or Interjet, they’re IATA members and thus rebooking can be don...

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by usflyer msp
Mon Apr 16, 2018 11:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sun Country (SY) strands hundreds of passengers in Mexico and tells them to find their own way home
Replies: 214
Views: 21280

Re: Sun Country (SY) strands hundreds of passengers in Mexico and tells them to find their own way home

As a MSP flyer, I’ve used SY in the past for leisure travel only. Safe to say I won’t be in the future. But whomever posted the “save $10 over DL” comment is exactly right - aside from the Minneapolis populace, no one will likely care a week from now. Who flies SY besides the "Minneapolis popu...

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by usflyer msp
Mon Apr 16, 2018 3:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sun Country (SY) strands hundreds of passengers in Mexico and tells them to find their own way home
Replies: 214
Views: 21280

Re: Sun Country (SY) strands hundreds of passengers in Mexico and tells them to find their own way home

Honest question, what if a stranded family does not have the money to purchase walk up fares on another carrier to get out of Mexico? Some stranger will eventually buy them one way tickets home. Seriously, what do you think will happen? I suppose they can stay there till Sun Country restarts servic...

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by usflyer msp
Mon Apr 16, 2018 1:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sun Country (SY) strands hundreds of passengers in Mexico and tells them to find their own way home
Replies: 214
Views: 21280

Re: Sun Country (SY) strands hundreds of passengers in Mexico and tells them to find their own way home

To be fair to Allegiant, I don't even think they would have done this. They always seem to have plenty of spares - I think even they would have organized a rescue flight... Except that they do. I flew them once and got caught on the front end of a hurricane, instead of cancelling, they pushed every...

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