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by peanuts
Wed Jun 13, 2018 6:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why KLM don‘t serve KEF ?
Replies: 41
Views: 6287

Re: Why KLM don‘t serve KEF ?

Welcome to a.net No "hub" was suggested or implied. Having DL at KEF once or twice a day from the West would just close a marketing loop FI and WW are taking advantage of. That's all. This is not how KLM works: for practically all flights to North America, they offer either nonstop flight...

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by peanuts
Wed Jun 13, 2018 10:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why KLM don‘t serve KEF ?
Replies: 41
Views: 6287

Re: Why KLM don‘t serve KEF ?

After over a decade of reading other people's posts, my first reply. KLM has a strong presence in Scandinavia, because SAS does not fly to a lot of destinations that KLM does, it does not matter a lot for Norwegian passengers to change planes in CPH or AMS, and other major carriers have not entered...

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by peanuts
Tue Jun 12, 2018 3:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why KLM don‘t serve KEF ?
Replies: 41
Views: 6287

Re: Why KLM don‘t serve KEF ?

It is somewhat of a missed opportunity. KL could compete as it has partner, DL, on the other end, serving KEF-USA. Icelandair carriers offer free KEF stopovers as an incentive to attract additional passengers. So besides a huge AMS feed for Skyteam, KL/DL (traffic rights permitting) could perhaps us...

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by peanuts
Wed Apr 18, 2018 12:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Int'l Carrier Load Factors at Top 30 U.S. Airports
Replies: 43
Views: 7017

Re: Int'l Carrier Load Factors at Top 30 U.S. Airports

Load Factor wise I'd have thought Edelweiss ZRH-TPA-ZRH would be a lot higher. This one is all over the board...

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by peanuts
Thu Apr 12, 2018 1:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Decade since Delta's merger with Northwest
Replies: 231
Views: 18689

Re: Decade since Delta's merger with Northwest

NW leadership knew that the airline was unsustainable in the future, which is why they actively sought a merger. MEM was never any good. NRT was also doomed. DTW and MSP are fantastic hubs, but alone cannot support a global network carrier in the 21st Century. NW knew this then, even if you don't n...

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by peanuts
Wed Apr 11, 2018 2:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Decade since Delta's merger with Northwest
Replies: 231
Views: 18689

Re: Decade since Delta's merger with Northwest

Same problem as jetlanta's post earlier in this thread. There's still a complete lack of reasoning and facts behind the outlandish statements. NW leadership knew that the airline was unsustainable in the future, which is why they actively sought a merger. MEM was never any good. NRT was also doomed...

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by peanuts
Mon Apr 09, 2018 4:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Decade since Delta's merger with Northwest
Replies: 231
Views: 18689

Re: Decade since Delta's merger with Northwest

The reason that Delta doesn't celebrate northwest's heritage is that they began removing special liveries (other than SkyTeam) to try to begin a brand turnaround following the merger. You need to take a look at what Delta was to consumers 10 years ago. Delta had a horrible reputation as an airline....

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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: 8594

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: 2631

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: 6514

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: 606
Views: 71463

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: 15825

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: 18416

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: 7860

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: 9263

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: 16013

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: 16013

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: 4160

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: 6815

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: 124905

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: 124905

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: 124905

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: 2362

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: 12586

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: 16608

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: 16608

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: 16608

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: 4697

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: 1763

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: 20672

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: 10749

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: 4137

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: 3984

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: 4136

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: 27896

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: 27896

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: 19899

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: 7704

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: 7519

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: 8208

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: 9374

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: 6127

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: 18364

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: 33858

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: 2514
Views: 169399

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: 2514
Views: 169399

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: 22758

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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by peanuts
Fri Jun 10, 2016 12:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pasta Pester--AA FA Tells Pax In J To Shut Up
Replies: 127
Views: 22758

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/11725Flyer" class="quote" target="_blank">11725Flyer</a> (<a href="#14" class="quote">Reply 14</a>):<br/><i/></font></td></tr></table> Of course...

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by peanuts
Thu Jun 09, 2016 10:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pasta Pester--AA FA Tells Pax In J To Shut Up
Replies: 127
Views: 22758

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

Key phrases: Punta Cana and Dominican Republic. Some passengers up front from here are just annoying as hell. Give this <acronym title="Safair (South Africa)">FA</acronym> a break for not shutting them up with more <acronym title="Air Fiji and Continental Airways (Russian Federation)">PC</acronym> t...

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by peanuts
Thu Jun 09, 2016 8:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Korean Air To End GRU Service
Replies: 39
Views: 13659

RE: Korean Air To End GRU Service

KE is just going to have to face the music soon. Now that they "admitted" tags are wasteful, they will also realize soon codeshares are only a band aid in reaching network width and depth. They can own a bigger slice of the pie if they just check their ego, a tad. Just pick a partner already! Anyone...

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