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by peanuts
Sat Aug 11, 2018 1:25 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why does Emirates even serve alcohol to Dubai
Replies: 80
Views: 8421

Re: WHy does Emirates even serve alcohol to Dubai

[quote="adambrau"]1) Isn't it the responsibility of the airline to make sure travel documents and visas are valid prior to passengers being issued a boarding pass? So on this point alone some EK rep screwed up and allowed the passenger to board with a used single entry visa. One strike aga...

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by peanuts
Sun Aug 05, 2018 2:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Gay couple allegedly bumped for straight couple...
Replies: 344
Views: 26563

Re: Gay couple allegedly bumped for straight couple...

I am just a bit dumbfounded... people are quick to call this discrimination based on an unfounded post by a customer... yet completely dismiss the fact that the more likely scenario is that, as reported by people in the industry, the partner was seating in a seat he was not assigned in and screamed...

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by peanuts
Sat Aug 04, 2018 2:03 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Ten Busiest US airports July 2018 by Air Carrier and Air Taxi operations
Replies: 15
Views: 1357

Re: Ten Busiest US airports July 2018 by Air Carrier and Air Taxi operations

Ok, I have been registered for a few years but have rarely posted. Sorry, I am learning. The source is OPSNET/ASPM. The numbers represent the Air Carrier traffic plus Air Taxi. That is basically the mainline plus regional scheduled operations. I do have GA and other numbers, but those vary greatly ...

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by peanuts
Thu Aug 02, 2018 5:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA announces special NRT-LAS flights
Replies: 39
Views: 6948

Re: AA announces special NRT-LAS flights

Cubsrule wrote:

My memory is fuzzy but I think they may have done something similar with an Airbus in the early 00s; I have a vague memory of single daily LAS-LAX service.


Correct. It may have been even 1998. It also connected well to a LAX-HNL flight on NW, which is why I took it.

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by peanuts
Wed Aug 01, 2018 5:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AF/KLM mulls JV with Air Europa
Replies: 12
Views: 2577

Re: AF/KLM mulls JV with Air Europa

Surprised DL hasn't jumped in. They have a very positive influence on carriers they take genuine interest in. UX marketing is awful.

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by peanuts
Wed Aug 01, 2018 5:11 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Ten Busiest US airports July 2018 by Air Carrier and Air Taxi operations
Replies: 15
Views: 1357

Re: Ten Busiest US airports July 2018 by Air Carrier and Air Taxi operations

What is this? Source? DEN and SEA over EWR surprise me, whatever this is... Does the first word out of everyone's mouth have to be "Source"? It's beyond annoying. I'm pretty sure the OP didn't just make up the numbers on a whim. Cut the OP some slack and give him the benefit of the doubt....

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by peanuts
Wed Aug 01, 2018 4:53 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Ten Busiest US airports July 2018 by Air Carrier and Air Taxi operations
Replies: 15
Views: 1357

Re: Ten Busiest US airports July 2018 by Air Carrier and Air Taxi operations

What is this? Source?
DEN and SEA over EWR surprise me, whatever this is...

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by peanuts
Wed Aug 01, 2018 4:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Gay couple allegedly bumped for straight couple...
Replies: 344
Views: 26563

Re: Gay couple allegedly bumped for straight couple...

This thread has become another classic example of, pardon the pun, black vs. white thinking. AS will never disclose to us what exactly happened. Even if the passenger was wrong. They want this to go away. They'll take the high road, refund the customer, and make this issue go away. Social media &quo...

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by peanuts
Wed Aug 01, 2018 6:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta captain ridicules Tamar Braxton for #flying while black (according to many articles)
Replies: 26
Views: 4112

Re: Delta captain ridicules Tamar Braxton for #flying while black (according to many articles)

These type of social media cries for attention do not only make the “accuser” look bad and petty, it will also delegitimize and desensitize an outcry for any legitimate call for social injustice in the future.
What a shame.

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by peanuts
Tue Jul 31, 2018 2:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Gay couple allegedly bumped for straight couple...
Replies: 344
Views: 26563

Re: Gay couple ALLEGEDLY bumped for straight couple...

AS messed up and simply gave Mr. Cooley an easy opportunity to blow this thing up and lose his cooley. A classic example of unintented consequences. The fact he praised Delta in his posts makes his venting session very suspect. When in the heat of the moment, take a deep breath and wait before you s...

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by peanuts
Wed Sep 20, 2017 11:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA return to Seychelles at last
Replies: 43
Views: 8650

Re: BA return to Seychelles at last

"Its a route that serve a specific clientele and that clientele is of great importance to BA."

Obviously, for 14 years it wasn't...

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by peanuts
Tue Apr 25, 2017 4:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA aims to slow down ULCCs to the US
Replies: 15
Views: 2635

Re: UA aims to slow down ULCCs to the US

Purely anecdotal, I know, but yet, very telling. I know of several top 6 figure earners in the TPA market that will drive to MCO to fly their families to Europe on Norwegian for a couple weeks. Flying is such a commodity nowadays, nobody cares. People, including well off professionals, prefer to spe...

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by peanuts
Mon Apr 10, 2017 6:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Comedy: "United Should cut Intl flying to fund Domestic Growth"
Replies: 46
Views: 6536

Re: Comedy: "United Should cut Intl flying to fund Domestic Growth"

I don't see how the threadstarter has any more credibility than Airways Mag. The author is sticking it's neck out at least. Whereas the threadstarter is clearly hooting and hollering from the bleachers, something a.net has been known more for, lately. UA needs to make capacity adjustments. Even DL. ...

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by peanuts
Fri Mar 31, 2017 12:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta and Korean sign JVA
Replies: 609
Views: 72339

Re: Delta and Korean sign JVA

The dialogue between commavia and jetlanta is key at this point. They get to the heart of the matter. Beach market. Right now I'm leaning that it's not a key strategy for DL. But jetlanta is right also; where else to put the planes? South America and Europe are mediocre. Gotta fly the capacity somew...

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by peanuts
Wed Mar 29, 2017 4:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Branson claims AS must pay Virgin licensing fee 'til 2040
Replies: 112
Views: 15872

Re: Branson claims AS must pay Virgin licensing fee 'til 2040

So now, obviously, SRB does the bidding for DL.
Grand. Just grand. Whatever. Article (and SRB) is all crocodile tears.

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by peanuts
Wed Mar 08, 2017 10:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska to announce new Bay Area routes
Replies: 173
Views: 18446

Re: Alaska to announce new SJC routes

An older issue of Airliner World magazine (I've since tossed it), said SJC and AS were looking specifically at transcons, especially Florida. I don't se DAL unless AS has already made up it's mind to keep the VX gates and transfer it's DFW routes down the road. If anything, I'm mostly troubled by t...

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by peanuts
Wed Feb 22, 2017 4:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FAA Approves Norwegian for USA-Ireland Flights
Replies: 62
Views: 7884

Re: FAA Approves Norwegian for USA-Ireland Flights

So what's good for the cruise industry is good for the airline one. Why not?
Been there, done that.

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by peanuts
Sun Jan 15, 2017 3:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta TPAC Future
Replies: 54
Views: 9292

Re: Delta TPAC Future

Delta continues to make huge profits and remains in a class by itself when it comes to how it is run vs. the other 2 major US airlines, but what is to become of their Pacific network? Going into the merger with NW, it was a serious competitor, though perhaps not as large as UA, but in the last few ...

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by peanuts
Fri Jan 06, 2017 10:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cessna Citation Missing After Departing Cleveland Lakefront
Replies: 68
Views: 16084

Re: Cessna Citation Missing After Departing Cleveland Lakefront

Single pilot does carry huge additional risk in cases of additional work load or physical incapacity.
I always like flying with a ppl buddy.
If you carry your loved ones in the back it's the least you should do.

In case of catastrophe, it just rules out that "what if" argument.

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by peanuts
Sun Jan 01, 2017 12:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cessna Citation Missing After Departing Cleveland Lakefront
Replies: 68
Views: 16084

Re: Cessna Citation Missing After Departing Cleveland Lakefront

So the a.net "board of directors" already concludes its pilot error?
For an aviation site, I find that a tad preposterous.

The signs could be there, but come on already guys.

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by peanuts
Tue Dec 06, 2016 3:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Changes Refinery Strategy, Selling Car/Truck Fuel
Replies: 23
Views: 4179

Re: Delta Changes Refinery Strategy, Selling Car/Truck Fuel

For the life of me I can't figure out the know-it-alls on this forum when it comes to Delta's refinery adventure. Obviously something is working for them. They like to tinker with it. They're discovering the ups and downs with it. And they manipulate the hell out of it. If not profits, tax advantage...

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by peanuts
Mon Dec 05, 2016 5:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: When will JFK connect terminals airside?
Replies: 30
Views: 7034

Re: When will JFK connect terminals airside?

Jitney. Such a strange old fashioned word to use. And it confuses foreigners even more!
Just call it a smelly diesel bus already. With the rudest drivers and attendants ever.

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by peanuts
Thu Dec 01, 2016 6:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LAMIA RJ85 crashes in Colombia
Replies: 517
Views: 125086

Re: LAMIA RJ85 crashes in Colombia

A pilot error is a pilot error. I don't see how the level of anger can be determined by the type of error. It's truly horrific. But a maintenance error that leads to catastrophe after a number of flights is just as bad. Right? Most, if not all, accidents ARE theoretically preventable. Fuel shortage ...

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by peanuts
Thu Dec 01, 2016 2:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LAMIA RJ85 crashes in Colombia
Replies: 517
Views: 125086

Re: BREAKING: Plane missing in Colombia

Two things strike me about this thread. Firstly, that the mods haven't yet changed the title nearly 36 hours after the confirmed crash. And more than anything, the lack of posts. This is a crash with a significant loss of life but compared to the EK crash in DXB recently where there were no fatalit...

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by peanuts
Tue Nov 29, 2016 2:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LAMIA RJ85 crashes in Colombia
Replies: 517
Views: 125086

Re: BREAKING: Plane missing in Colombia

Still so much sloppy reporting though. A simple observation of pictures taken yesterday on board shows clearly two different aircraft interiors. So the first flight they took was a widebody. They then switched to the charter. This was all planned. No last minute plane changes. Team decals on the sec...

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by peanuts
Sat Nov 26, 2016 3:46 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: DL First Class Booking Classes
Replies: 8
Views: 2371

Re: DL First Class Booking Classes

Which website are you seeing this on?

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by peanuts
Wed Nov 16, 2016 5:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Pay Increase
Replies: 160
Views: 12612

Re: Delta Pay Increase

Thank you "lazy eight" for keeping this discussion real.
DL is an ok employer. But there are a lot of cracks. All they're doing is balancing it out. Shareholder value is king. Employees just need to be kept barely happy. Name of the game.
You laid it out perfectly.

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by peanuts
Tue Nov 15, 2016 8:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alitalia could ground 15-20 A320s cut 2000 staff; no profit till 2021
Replies: 79
Views: 16640

Re: Alitalia could ground 15-20 A320s cut 2000 staff; no profit till 2021

I still don't see why a US management team couldn't turn a European carrier around. Different market? Ok. Different politics? Meh. Different rules? Whatever. Is EU airline management currently that great? They're literally scrambling left and right. Starting new sub sub airliners to ease the pain. S...

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by peanuts
Mon Nov 14, 2016 4:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alitalia could ground 15-20 A320s cut 2000 staff; no profit till 2021
Replies: 79
Views: 16640

Re: Alitalia could ground 15-20 A320s cut 2000 staff; no profit till 2021

There is so much airliner know-how in the US currently. Throw a DL or AA management on the likes of AZ, AF, SAS and there could be hope. Seriously!

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by peanuts
Mon Nov 14, 2016 4:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alitalia could ground 15-20 A320s cut 2000 staff; no profit till 2021
Replies: 79
Views: 16640

Re: Alitalia could ground 15-20 A320s cut 2000 staff; no profit till 2021

And the rearranging of deck chairs continues...

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by peanuts
Fri Nov 04, 2016 4:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TPA seeks to add DUB, AMS, LIM, MEX, BOG....
Replies: 47
Views: 4710

Re: TPA seeks to add DUB, AMS, LIM, MEX, BOG....

The TPA vs. MCO comparison will become less relevant over time. St. Petersburg and Tampa are going through a Nashville type of transition currently. The young professionals are dominating the scene. In other words, TPA is likely growing into its own, as it relates to international routes. That said,...

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by peanuts
Fri Nov 04, 2016 4:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sweden signs U.S. Preclearance agreement - ARN starts 2018
Replies: 7
Views: 1766

Re: Sweden signs U.S. Preclearance agreement - ARN starts 2018

Whoa!
Time for AMS to get with it!!!

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by peanuts
Fri Nov 04, 2016 4:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA returns to 10-abreast 777 seating, increases A320 seating
Replies: 116
Views: 20714

Re: BA returns to 10-abreast 777 seating, increases A320 seating

The Norwegians of the world are running circles around the BA's, AF's, KL's and LH's of the past.
Incredible.

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by peanuts
Wed Nov 02, 2016 11:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing to improve 737MAX performance after 2021
Replies: 68
Views: 10761

Re: Boeing to improve 737MAX performance after 2021

If we're talking aerodynamics efficiency, what about that satellite dome up top?
Any improvements in that area?

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by peanuts
Sat Oct 29, 2016 3:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Northwest DC9's
Replies: 25
Views: 4156

Re: Northwest DC9's

RetiredNWA wrote:
Are still flying. Anyone know which serial numbers are still airborne?

I heard Delta will be putting the remaining -30's in the air for the Christmas rush period.


Pass me some of that maryjane will you?

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by peanuts
Sat Oct 29, 2016 12:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM last 747 to SXM today
Replies: 30
Views: 3998

Re: KLM last 747 to SXM today

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b6ob4pDzcvg


Wow. This video encapsulated the entire experience. Incredible!!!
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G-CIVP wrote:


Wow. This video encapsulated the entire experience. Incredible!!!

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by peanuts
Wed Oct 26, 2016 4:49 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: 5$ flight on Ryanair
Replies: 25
Views: 4154

Re: 5$ flight on Ryanair

Let's put all this in perspective for a moment. Europeans are enjoying some great low fare deals, take it to the bank, and leave the CO2 worries for another day... Just a tad hypocritical if you'd ask me. They have the biggest mouths at Climate Change Summits. Maybe tack on a $10 CO2 tax if that's y...

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by peanuts
Thu Oct 20, 2016 3:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MSY to announce new int'l carrier: Update: BA announces LHR-MSY
Replies: 212
Views: 27930

Re: MSY to announce new int'l carrier: Update: BA announces LHR-MSY

It's fine if BA wants to continue LGW from TPA I guess. The O&D reasoning is justified. I just hear a lot of grumbling from Tampa folks the BA flight sucks due to lack of onwards European connectivity. LH and Edelweiss are fulfilling this function now as foreign carriers from TPA. (Aside from th...

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by peanuts
Thu Oct 20, 2016 3:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MSY to announce new int'l carrier: Update: BA announces LHR-MSY
Replies: 212
Views: 27930

Re: MSY to announce new int'l carrier: Update: BA announces LHR-MSY

TPA should make a case now to BA to have its flight moved to LHR as well.

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by peanuts
Wed Oct 05, 2016 5:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Icelandair announces two new routes - TPA and PHL
Replies: 252
Views: 19957

Re: Icelandair To Start TPA

Some of us are notably out of touch about "Tampa Bay". Yes, MCO is the big dog TA. But the niche is being sought after very smartly here. FI is right behind LH and WK. The vast area that encompasses "Tampa Bay" has the highest spending income compared to other metro areas in Flor...

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by peanuts
Wed Sep 21, 2016 7:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN possible Trans Atlantic service
Replies: 34
Views: 7735

Re: WN possible Trans Atlantic service

Maybe take out the red-eye training wheels first and try Domestic West to East Coast? :)

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by peanuts
Wed Sep 21, 2016 4:06 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Will Pan Am EVER fly the Concorde to BTV?
Replies: 74
Views: 7576

Re: Will Pan Am EVER fly the Concorde to BTV?

Best thread since the software conversion!!! Love. It!

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by peanuts
Tue Sep 20, 2016 7:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Edelweiss thinking about nonstop ZRH-HNL flights
Replies: 29
Views: 8218

Re: Edelweiss thinking about nonstop ZRH-HNL flights

If they are talking about making this a regular route, then we should be talking about a pool where the winner accurately predicts either: (1) the speed with which it is cancelled; or (2) how much money they lose if they run it for two seasons without pulling the plug. If by "regular route&quo...

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by peanuts
Wed Sep 07, 2016 11:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL/KE strengthen partnership; Delta resumes ATL-ICN
Replies: 71
Views: 9404

Re: DL/KE strengthen partnership; Delta resumes ATL-ICN

What's more to this deal? More trust building. More give and take. A JV coupled with a final take down of NRT and onward DL flight (SIN? Gone!). That's the cream with a cherry on top. Both DL and KE would finally grow up and realize it's a win win. Just kind of painful to watch the obvious process t...

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by peanuts
Fri Aug 26, 2016 5:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Man Rams Truck in WN 737 at OMA
Replies: 27
Views: 6130

Re: SWA@OMA+LSD...

WN got two issues here. Some lunatic damaging their assets. And a measly 18 pax going to DEN.

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by peanuts
Thu Aug 18, 2016 7:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Airlines to introduce all-suite business class on A350s, 777s
Replies: 126
Views: 18405

Re: Delta Airlines to introduce all-suite business class on A350s, 777s

These first pics remind me more of a clean less-is-more german/swiss look. Very sharp.
I'm sceptical about the practical functionality of the door. That particular feature may not outlive the seats' lifespan.

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by peanuts
Thu Aug 11, 2016 9:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta to cut JFK-NRT, NRT-BKK/KIX; MSP-NRT decision 'pending'
Replies: 282
Views: 33948

Re: Delta to cut JFK-NRT, NRT-BKK/KIX; MSP-NRT decision 'pending'

This announcement is just one step in a transformation that you can be sure will have many more facets. It's transformative alright! Things may look a bit painful Japan wise for DL but it's all part of a changing Asia dynamics. NW was at NRT for decades when Japan was also a more important economic...

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by peanuts
Wed Jun 15, 2016 4:54 am
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Airliners.net Site Upgrade Announcement & Discussion
Replies: 2517
Views: 174994

Re: Airliners.net Site Upgrade Announcement & Discussion

Me think a.net owners got a bit greedy and a little too smart for their own good.

And now they've probably killed the golden goose.
They don't even get us, airliners nuts. Go figure.

If they think I'm gonna keep coming back here as often and become a scrolling queen, forget it.

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by peanuts
Tue Jun 14, 2016 10:19 pm
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Airliners.net Site Upgrade Announcement & Discussion
Replies: 2517
Views: 174994

Re: Airliners.net Site Upgrade Announcement & Discussion

What made a.net so unique was its quirkiness. But: you could figure out the "mood" on the forum within about 60 seconds. That's all it took to scan over the titles and newsworthy stuff. Now??? Lord have mercy. This is rough man. Rough. And so much wasted space. So much scrolling. The old w...

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by peanuts
Sat Jun 11, 2016 6:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pasta Pester--AA FA Tells Pax In J To Shut Up
Replies: 127
Views: 22819

RE: Pasta Pester--AA FA Tells Pax In J To Shut Up

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/SATexan" class="quote" target="_blank">SATexan</a> (<a href="#109" class="quote">Reply 109</a>):<br/><i>Gimme a break!! The words "Shut Up" shou...

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