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by ASFlyer
Wed Jun 19, 2019 8:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why is DL128 from PEK to SEA delayed 18 hours and counting!?
Replies: 20
Views: 2588

Re: Why is DL128 from PEK to SEA delayed 18 hours and counting!?

because DL doesn't cancel. That plane will be delayed 72 hours if that's what it takes to be able to say that the flight isn't cancelled...

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by ASFlyer
Tue Jun 18, 2019 11:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines California Strategy
Replies: 35
Views: 5184

Re: Alaska Airlines California Strategy

They clearly missed an opportunity with the SAN-LAS market, now that Delta Spirit and Frontier have all successfully entered the market. From what I’ve noticed here in SAN, Alaska focuses more on the north-south corridor while southwest is more focused on the west to east corridor. While Alaska als...

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by ASFlyer
Tue Jun 18, 2019 8:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar Airways named Skytrax airline of the year
Replies: 84
Views: 8834

Re: And the Skytrax airline of the year is ..

the comments here are the best part - because everyone here is completely objective.

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by ASFlyer
Thu Jun 06, 2019 3:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska to announce new Paine Field route this week, along with other changes (June 3rd, 2019)
Replies: 94
Views: 11439

Re: Alaska to announce new Paine Field route this week, along with other changes (June 3rd, 2019)

You guys make SEA sound like a total disaster. I’ve seen much worse. The connection to OAK through PDX sucks! LOL. Ever picked someone up at SEA, especially on a summer evening? I do know someone who looked at PAE-PDX-OAK and said it was a four hour connection. I would think SMF is a candidate for ...

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by ASFlyer
Wed Jun 05, 2019 11:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska to announce new Paine Field route this week, along with other changes (June 3rd, 2019)
Replies: 94
Views: 11439

Re: Alaska to announce new Paine Field route this week, along with other changes (June 3rd, 2019)

There are a lot of people north of Seattle that may prefer a quick connection in PDX to get to their destination instead of making the slog through downtown Seattle and then experience the hassle of SeaTac Airport, assuming their destinations would not be served from PAE anyway. Places like JFK, ORD...

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by ASFlyer
Sat May 18, 2019 4:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: AS trying to get B6
Replies: 302
Views: 41205

Re: AS trying to get B6

This has been rumor for a while. Nobody at the Pilot level would know anything, save for some top union leaders who would be forced to sign a NDA if this actually were to happen. Just rumor.

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by ASFlyer
Mon Apr 29, 2019 8:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 'I had to crawl': Amputee seeks damages after United Airlines and airport security seize scooter batteries
Replies: 82
Views: 10694

Re: 'I had to crawl': Amputee seeks damages after United Airlines and airport security seize scooter batteries

Thankfully there is a law the ADA that covers what provisions are required rather than the whims of Anet posters. Except the ADA does not cover aviation. No, but the ACAA does - and I'm sure there is language that speaks to such a situation. In any case, the ACAA never supersedes FAA regulations th...

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by ASFlyer
Mon Apr 22, 2019 8:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS’s Airbus network post VX
Replies: 85
Views: 10695

Re: AS’s Airbus network post VX

AirbusA322 wrote:
All red eye flights from LA tonight are Boeing and 1/2 out of SFO are Boeing.


Nope. LAX-PHL, Airbus. Others as well.

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by ASFlyer
Tue Apr 02, 2019 4:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flight Attendants are Selling Their Seniority
Replies: 196
Views: 21567

Re: Flight Attendants are Selling Their Seniority.

According to me. 12 year FA at one of the majors. Top out pay is $65 an hour. If I fly 100 hours a month (which is very realistic) my base salary is 78k. That is before any per diem, LOD pay, purser pay, profit sharing, international pay. etc. A typical line is, what, 80 hours/month? 80 hours x $70...

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by ASFlyer
Tue Apr 02, 2019 4:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flight Attendants are Selling Their Seniority
Replies: 196
Views: 21567

Re: Flight Attendants are Selling Their Seniority

what does the company LOSE as long as THE TRIP IS CREWED?? The other employees LOSE. The other employees are the ones allowing this to happen by creating a market; if no one picked up these trips, those who were brokering them would quickly find they'd have to fly all they were bidding and their be...

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by ASFlyer
Fri Mar 29, 2019 5:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flight Attendants are Selling Their Seniority
Replies: 196
Views: 21567

Re: Flight Attendants are Selling Their Seniority

It is evil though. You’re screwing people with the time in who actually want to work the trip. If they had the "time in" they would have held the trip. They didn't have enough time in so they did not. Don't get me wrong, I don't think "selling trips" is ethical - it's sleazy and...

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by ASFlyer
Fri Feb 08, 2019 7:04 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What are the top 10 unserved markets from ATL?
Replies: 54
Views: 5504

Re: What are the top 10 unserved markets from ATL?

are there any markets not served from ATL that should have service? Delta serves any market that's viable, and a lot that wouldn't be viable without the vast connecting network. I can't imagine the list is going to be long.

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by ASFlyer
Wed Jan 02, 2019 1:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Detroit Air Service Discussion Thread - 2019
Replies: 1097
Views: 95386

Re: Detroit Air Service Discussion Thread - 2019

Unless Alaska changes their flight times, they're gonna add service to another city from DTW this summer. Right now their red-eye from Seattle gets in at around 7am and the morning flight to Seattle leaves DTW at 630am. That 7am arrival has to go somewhere - unless they change the times. Possibly SA...

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by ASFlyer
Tue Dec 18, 2018 10:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Do VX employees like working for AS?
Replies: 67
Views: 12819

Re: Are VX employees liking working for AS

I agree and know a few. They are great and I believe are mostly happy being with AS. I am just trying to say that QX is not treated the same as those who recieve a check stub with AS on it. This is veering off topic but Alaska management, from what I can understand, is simply trying to create a con...

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by ASFlyer
Mon Dec 17, 2018 3:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Do VX employees like working for AS?
Replies: 67
Views: 12819

Re: Are VX employees liking working for AS

Just to set clear a few misconceptions some here have - 1) Less than 2% of AS/VX FA's have not been cross-trained on each other's equipment. Beginning with the next schedule bid, AS/VX will begin flying all airplanes in the fleet. 2) Not many VX FA's that I know appreciated the Red food/beverage ord...

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by ASFlyer
Mon Dec 17, 2018 3:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Do VX employees like working for AS?
Replies: 67
Views: 12819

Re: Are VX employees liking working for AS

With all due respect. Horizon is kept separate when it comes to seniority so trying to lump them into that same group as the other carriers you lsted doesn't fly. I bet there is not one Horizon employee that will agree with the full scope of the house mpany until they are treated the same. AS manag...

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by ASFlyer
Wed Nov 28, 2018 3:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska considering joining OW
Replies: 86
Views: 13084

Re: Alaska considering joining OW

I hope not. That would mean a lot of the partnerships would go away! Why would the partnerships go away? AS had partnerships with several OW carriers (QF, JL, BA, LA...). Those airlines were permitted partnerships outside of OW, I would imagine AS would be allowed to continue a majority of their pa...

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by ASFlyer
Wed Nov 28, 2018 3:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska considering joining OW
Replies: 86
Views: 13084

Re: Alaska considering joining OW

I doubt AA would have many issues. The seemed to get along and encourage codeshares with AS before the VX merger. AS in OW would bring back the AS loyalty pool to in the PNW to JV partners BA and JL and give a reasonable option for coverage in the PNW AA's weakest domestic area. Yet they made the u...

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by ASFlyer
Fri Nov 02, 2018 12:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Key Air SAV hub (early 1990's)
Replies: 9
Views: 1689

Re: Key Air SAV hub (early 1990's)

They were purchased by Presidential Airways in, I think, 1986. Not sure what happened to them from that point, but it doesn't seem like either airline actually survived for long after that.

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by ASFlyer
Wed Oct 24, 2018 6:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Next confirmed SQ non-stop Trans-Pacific destination: SEA
Replies: 224
Views: 27047

Re: Unconfirmed: Next SQ non-stop trans-Pacific destination...SEA

I would be very surprised if indeed this isn't just a rumor. SIN is a financial capital and SEA, with all due respect, doesn't have that many business located near it not to mention a small population of just 724,000. There are so many other cities that offer much more than SEA, with all due respec...

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by ASFlyer
Wed Oct 24, 2018 6:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AFA & APFA flight attendant unions consider merging
Replies: 31
Views: 5996

Re: AFA & APFA flight attendant unions consider merging

love all the anti-union DL folk chiming in - as if they have any dog in this race at all. AFA is a completely different union under the leadership of Sara Nelson. She's dynamic, professional and works very hard to represent Flight Attendants. Sara also gets on an airplane from time to time to fly a ...

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by ASFlyer
Fri Aug 31, 2018 2:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines adds SEA-CMH (from March 7, 2019)
Replies: 106
Views: 8011

Re: Alaska Airlines adds SEA-CMH (from March 1, 2019)

There are not going to be many SFO-SEA-CMH or LAX-SEA-CMH fliers. Both markets have nonstops on other carriers, so the choices are 4 hour nonstop or 9 hour trip through SEA that will likely be twice as expensive, as AS does not generally price for connections like that through SEA. I don't think th...

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by ASFlyer
Thu Aug 30, 2018 4:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines adds SEA-CMH (from March 7, 2019)
Replies: 106
Views: 8011

Re: Alaska Airlines adds SEA-CMH (from March 1, 2019)

Decent connections are possible to/from CMH if originating from PDX, SFO, LAX, ANC and others. It won't be only P2P on this route. Any 'subsidy' is likely a marketing budget in Columbus to herald the new route...pretty standard offering from the new airport/community on an unserved market. There ar...

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by ASFlyer
Fri Aug 24, 2018 11:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines to announce new markets soon
Replies: 631
Views: 66575

Re: Alaska Airlines to announce new markets soon

Passedv1 wrote:
Yes...new market announcements coming soon. No doubt.

SEA-CLT and SFO-CLT is my guess.


In answer to an employee question on the internal webpage, they confirmed it would not be CLT but they were not yet ready to announce whatever new city they were looking at.

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by ASFlyer
Tue Aug 14, 2018 6:06 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Alaska Airlines (allegedly?) deplanes allergic 15 year old UM instead of an emotional support cat
Replies: 81
Views: 7744

Re: Alaska Airlines (allegedly?) deplanes allergic 15 year old UM instead of an emotional support cat

who's to say that the seat the child was to occupy wasn't previously occupied by someone with a cat? Or the seat next to it... Airplanes are not deep cleaned between each flight. If someone is that sensitive to allergens then an public airplane seat is probably not a great idea. why do people make ...

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by ASFlyer
Mon Aug 13, 2018 3:47 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Alaska Airlines (allegedly?) deplanes allergic 15 year old UM instead of an emotional support cat
Replies: 81
Views: 7744

Re: Alaska Airlines (allegedly?) deplanes allergic 15 year old UM instead of an emotional support cat

who's to say that the seat the child was to occupy wasn't previously occupied by someone with a cat? Or the seat next to it... Airplanes are not deep cleaned between each flight. If someone is that sensitive to allergens then an public airplane seat is probably not a great idea.

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by ASFlyer
Sun Jul 29, 2018 7:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS use of 900ER's on cross country flights
Replies: 74
Views: 13555

Re: AS use of 900ER's on cross country flights

I think I've flown on -900ERs on every AS transcon route I've flown except for DCA. DCA is runway limited and a -900ER can't take off from there with a full load of passengers and fuel. I would love to know if the A321neo can do it, as DCA could desperately use more seats. Years ago, when the -800 ...

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by ASFlyer
Mon Jul 23, 2018 11:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Woman pees on floor of Wizz plane.
Replies: 76
Views: 11606

Re: Woman pees on floor of Wizz plane.

danj555 wrote:
Lets blame the FAs!!!! We can find a way!~


Exactly.

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by ASFlyer
Mon Jul 23, 2018 11:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Woman pees on floor of Wizz plane.
Replies: 76
Views: 11606

Re: Woman pees on floor of Wizz plane.

I'm a little shocked at the number of people defending this behavior. Next time you walk into a filthy bathroom on a plane with pee on the floor, don't complain to the cabin crew - it was someone's basic human function. Maybe they couldn't aim properly. I would also remind everyone here that shes b...

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by ASFlyer
Mon Jul 23, 2018 11:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Woman pees on floor of Wizz plane.
Replies: 76
Views: 11606

Re: Woman pees on floor of Wizz plane.

I'm a little shocked at the number of people defending this behavior. Next time you walk into a filthy bathroom on a plane with pee on the floor, don't complain to the cabin crew - it was someone's basic human function. Maybe they couldn't aim properly. I would also remind everyone here that shes ba...

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by ASFlyer
Fri Jun 01, 2018 8:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FA attention question
Replies: 72
Views: 7822

Re: FA attention question

I agree that the cell phone over use is something of a plague. But if crew member is reassigned, how could the Crew Desk contact the crew member to assign that new or changed duty IF the crew member isn't allowed to use the phone while on duty? On company time-do company business. Any company messa...

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by ASFlyer
Fri Jun 01, 2018 8:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FA attention question
Replies: 72
Views: 7822

Re: FA attention question

And... airlines’ pricing models are designed to prevent/disuade customers from changing flights at the last minute, even within a day or two. This is done to control inventory, create a false sense of true demand for seats on a particular flight and most importantantly so that the airline can charg...

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by ASFlyer
Fri Jun 01, 2018 6:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FA attention question
Replies: 72
Views: 7822

Re: FA attention question

you're comparing apples to oranges. Once an airplane leaves, the opportunity to sell that seat is gone. .... Boarding an airplane and checking into a hotel are two entirely different beasts but, to that, hotels have separate lines for their elite members and those that have paid for more expensive ...

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by ASFlyer
Fri Jun 01, 2018 4:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FA attention question
Replies: 72
Views: 7822

Re: FA attention question

you're comparing apples to oranges. Once an airplane leaves, the opportunity to sell that seat is gone. If someone no shows a hotel they have A) either guaranteed the reservation with a credit card and will not get their money back or B) have to check in by a set time (usually 4pm) or the room can ...

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by ASFlyer
Fri Jun 01, 2018 2:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS, WN win JD Power awards
Replies: 74
Views: 4376

Re: AS, WN win JD Power awards

AS planes are rather bare bones. I definitely will take B6 over an AS aircraft anyday. I get that you love to hate on Alaska but if you're comparing the majority of B6 aircraft to Alaska aircraft, the ONLY thing that Alaska doesn't have that B6 does are TV screens. That's it. You're not comparing a...

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by ASFlyer
Fri Jun 01, 2018 1:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS, WN win JD Power awards
Replies: 74
Views: 4376

Re: AS, WN win JD Power awards

AS planes are rather bare bones. I definitely will take B6 over an AS aircraft anyday. I get that you love to hate on Alaska but if you're comparing the majority of B6 aircraft to Alaska aircraft, the ONLY thing that Alaska doesn't have that B6 does are TV screens. That's it. You're not comparing a...

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by ASFlyer
Fri Jun 01, 2018 1:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS, WN win JD Power awards
Replies: 74
Views: 4376

Re: Surprisingly, Airlines in North America fare well on customer satisfaction

It's being aligned, but there's a huge discrepancy as of today. Let's keep things in perspective. An internet drama queen not getting a couple of crackers is not "huge". True that - but I'm not talking about just the snacks. The onboard product is, at this moment, still very different. Ex...

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by ASFlyer
Thu May 31, 2018 11:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS, WN win JD Power awards
Replies: 74
Views: 4376

Re: Surprisingly, Airlines in North America fare well on customer satisfaction

There are no free snacks on VX, and the SFO - AUS route is on VX metal. Hopefully, the service between AS and VX metal will align soon. Although, I find it kind of ridiculous that people make such a huge deal over free snacks lol Remember, VX does not exist anymore. AS is the operating carrier. Onb...

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by ASFlyer
Thu May 31, 2018 11:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FA attention question
Replies: 72
Views: 7822

Re: FA attention question

What is with the notion of the customer “winning”? Why do some people go into interactions with customer service staff with a me-vs-them mentality? The customer service rep, be it an agent or a flight attendant, is on the customer’s side . A happy customer is a happy employee. When I was a ticket a...

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by ASFlyer
Wed May 30, 2018 6:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FA attention question
Replies: 72
Views: 7822

Re: FA attention question

without taking this particular flight or flight attendant into consideration - flight attendants are not required to be there by the FAA to serve passengers. They could care less whether the FA's serve drinks or not, that's just the airlines trying to make use of someone they have to pay to be there...

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by ASFlyer
Mon May 21, 2018 12:41 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Scheduling Quirks: DL versus the rest
Replies: 19
Views: 4427

Re: Scheduling Quirks: DL versus the rest

First question probably is answered in crew scheduling. I know DL will schedule 30-hour layovers. I'm not sure what other airlines do this as a rule. I think most airlines will schedule 30 hour layovers - or whatever they need to do if a route is profitable and they need to staff the planes. That s...

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by ASFlyer
Mon Apr 23, 2018 1:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Woman fined $500 by US CBP for saving Delta snack
Replies: 177
Views: 21650

Re: Woman fined $500 by US CBP for saving Delta snack

I'm not shocked at the comments defending her on here - it seems nobody believes anyone should be responsible for themselves anymore as long as there's a corporation or someone with deep pockets you can sue. I'm surprised people remember to breathe on their own. This is ridiculous though - that Delt...

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by ASFlyer
Tue Mar 20, 2018 8:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: China Eastern FA's Caught on Video Orgy
Replies: 50
Views: 13643

Re: China Eastern FA's Caught on Video Orgy

Oh wow, a group of flight attendants partying down route, I am shocked......I'm also glad camera phone were not around a couple of decades ago. To me what is funny is not what they were doing. I dont think they did anything wrong or anything many of us havent done at one point. Whats funny is China...

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by ASFlyer
Tue Mar 20, 2018 8:50 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What to expect on DL's HKG-SEA-HKG service? What aircraft?
Replies: 20
Views: 2283

Re: What to expect on DL's HKG-SEA-HKG service? What aircraft?

I've flown Delta a number of times internationally, and they definitely have the international stuff nailed. I can safely say they do as good, if not better than, most European carriers I've been on. The service is always wonderful in Delta One and Main Cabin. I haven't flown Emirates in First, and ...

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by ASFlyer
Tue Mar 20, 2018 6:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: China Eastern FA's Caught on Video Orgy
Replies: 50
Views: 13643

Re: China Eastern FA's Caught on Video Orgy

UPNYGuy wrote:
bgm wrote:
Nami wrote:
I was surprised to read there were women involved as well. :duck:


If this were FAs from a US airline, it'd end up on the GILF section of pornhub... :duck:


You sure it wouldn’t be a total lemon party?


Is Lemon Party something you're familiar with?

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by ASFlyer
Sun Mar 18, 2018 10:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 3/18/2018:DL Adds BOS-LAS, SLC-ELP for Fall; SY Adds SAN-SJD
Replies: 54
Views: 9886

Re: OAG Changes 3/18/2018:DL Adds BOS-LAS, SLC-ELP for Fall; SY Adds SAN-SJD

SAN-SJD is not a charter. They are just filling in from the recent AS backpedaling. Apple may be involved in AUS-CUN, or Funjet. I don't think that's a new route. What "backpedaling"? In so far as SAN goes, there really hasn't been "backpedaling". SAN-SJD is up to twice daily th...

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by ASFlyer
Thu Mar 15, 2018 3:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dog Dies in Overhead Bin on United Airlines Flight
Replies: 491
Views: 33020

Re: Dog Dies in Overhead Bin on United Airlines Flight

I just read an article that said upon learning of the dogs death, the flight attendant was devastated. Well no kidding. Of course she was. She didn't think the dog was going to die! It was more important to her not to delay the flight seeking a more suitable solution knowing that UA management woul...

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by ASFlyer
Thu Mar 15, 2018 3:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dog Dies in Overhead Bin on United Airlines Flight
Replies: 491
Views: 33020

Re: Dog killed onboard United Airlines flight (in cabin)

Please point out the "policy or rule" of the airline that allowed this to happen. Or are you going to add more inaccuracies to the wild blizzard of them in this thread? Good lord, people just make up whatever version of the story they like and run with it. So, would you like to elaborate ...

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by ASFlyer
Thu Mar 15, 2018 3:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dog Dies in Overhead Bin on United Airlines Flight
Replies: 491
Views: 33020

Re: Dog Dies in Overhead Bin on United Airlines Flight

With respect to following CFR's (the FAA's rules regarding passengers onboard), yes, people have to follow instructions. That said, FA's don't get to make up rules. If anyone has a legit question about something they're being asked to do then ask for a supervisor at the gate or the Captain. If you'...

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by ASFlyer
Thu Mar 15, 2018 3:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dog Dies in Overhead Bin on United Airlines Flight
Replies: 491
Views: 33020

Re: Dog Dies in Overhead Bin on United Airlines Flight

Do you have any that she is? I'll wait too. You are the one making unsupported deflections... nice try, though. Nope - not deflecting any more than you are. You're welcome to do the leg work if you like. I'm not your secretary. You have nothing to support your post either. My point is that it's rea...

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