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by admanager
Mon Jun 18, 2018 8:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: David Neeleman Raising Funds for New U.S. Airline
Replies: 197
Views: 19738

Re: David Neeleman Raising Funds for New U.S. Airline

Plus more CSeries orders! I'm thinking that they'll probably take the ill-fated order off of Republic's hands, assuming that Moxy receives funding and launches successfully. My thought exactly and he may in fact be able to leverage Republic's assistance with the start-up vis-a-vis pilot recruitment.

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Mon Jun 11, 2018 5:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why no BOI-east coast flights?
Replies: 34
Views: 4322

Re: Why no BOI-east coast flights?

Boise is the 80th most populous metropolitan statistical area in the United States, with median household income nearly $10,000 below the national average. I know quite a few people who live there and they love it, but as it is they are basically one-stop from anywhere in the continental US.

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Sat Jun 09, 2018 8:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SY flight from MSP - LAS forgets the luggage!
Replies: 49
Views: 7153

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

It is really sad how far downhill SY has gone since the sale to the management company. The model of profit above all else doesn't work in airlines, when you have a reputation to uphold and depend on people booking months in advance. I think the best we can hope for is for AS/NK/WN/B6 to buy them o...

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Sat Jun 09, 2018 3:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: To What Extent do DL and WS Codeshare?
Replies: 19
Views: 1852

Re: To What Extent do DL and WS Codeshare?

.[/quote] WS arrivals from the US connecting to WS domestic flights do not need to pick up bags in YYZ T3. If connecting from anywhere else WS operated or otherwise, or are arriving on another airline (codeshare or interline) all bags need to be claimed in YYZ and placed on the connection belt after...

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Sat Jun 09, 2018 1:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: RwandAir getting serious about starting flights to the US
Replies: 16
Views: 2825

Re: RwandAir getting serious about starting flights to the US

.[/quote] By any chance, do you have figures of demand for these routes (JFK-KGL & CAN-KGL) ? or where can they be found/calculated ?[/quote] = 10 PDEWS to NYC. 17 to CAN. Saludos, Alex[/quote] The CRJ900 XLLLR would still be too big. There is a current thread about Uganda wanting to restarting ...

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Sat Jun 02, 2018 7:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Midwest Express files with SEC in first step toward official comeback
Replies: 97
Views: 9266

Re: Midwest Express files with SEC in first step toward official comeback

If it's marketed as all business class, then it needs to be 3 abreast if on a Q or CRJ. and it basically eliminates the ERJ. Business class needs elbow room to use a laptop.
As for serving hot meals, a well done cold pate (such as a salad Nicoise) would be fine on regional flights.

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by admanager
Sat Jun 02, 2018 7:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: HNA, COMAC sign deal for 200 C919, 100 ARJ21 jets: HNA Bailout
Replies: 52
Views: 6957

Re: HNA, COMAC sign deal for 200 C919, 100 ARJ21 jets

What sane company would order 100 planes that in their initial operation cannot even do intacity flights in China without major issues! On top of that this is a company that was recently having many financial problems. I think there is much more to this deal than meets the eye. Totally agree there ...

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Sat Jun 02, 2018 12:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta LAX Terminal Plans Revealed
Replies: 469
Views: 124947

Re: Delta LAX Terminal Plans Revealed

This cannot happen soon enough - while there are more gates, it is always so crowded in T2/3, and the Sky Club is pretty abysmal. That said, I still believe the staff at LAX are well above average for Delta. I was in the T2 Skyclub in November, and I thought it was very nice. Not super busy when I ...

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Fri Jun 01, 2018 1:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Baltic orders 30 CS300 + 30 Options/Purchase Rights
Replies: 79
Views: 14475

Re: Air Baltic orders 30 CS300 + 30 Options/Purchase Rights

How many C-Series have been delivered this year and how many more are expected? The first DL jets are expected in the next few months.

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by admanager
Wed May 30, 2018 11:19 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: How far out of the way will people connect?
Replies: 105
Views: 4505

Re: How far out of the way will people connect?

People in my office thought SEA-LAX-YYZ this past weekend was mad - after reading the above; apparently I'm quite sane. However unlike Sheldon Cooper; my mother never had me tested. LOL they could have driven to YVR had a nonstop and might have been cheaper. True. I considered that, but on the retu...

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Wed May 30, 2018 10:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest ask mother to prove Bi-racial child is her own
Replies: 199
Views: 11779

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

Here is the policy directly from their website: Does Southwest offer infant fares? Southwest Airlines offers Infant fares for children under two years of age that allow you to reserve a seat for your little traveler to fly safely in his/her approved CRS. Infant fares are not available for purchase ...

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by admanager
Wed May 30, 2018 10:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Midwest Express files with SEC in first step toward official comeback
Replies: 97
Views: 9266

Re: Midwest Express files with SEC in first step toward official comeback

In that biztimes article, they say their effort are to buy a part 121 airline to jumpstart the operation. What airline are they planning on buying? Could be a partnership with Dynamic International Airways and they can rebrand as Eastern Midwest Airlines. Seriously, when your business plan relies o...

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by admanager
Wed May 30, 2018 9:54 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: How far out of the way will people connect?
Replies: 105
Views: 4505

Re: How far out of the way will people connect?

People in my office thought SEA-LAX-YYZ this past weekend was mad - after reading the above; apparently I'm quite sane. However unlike Sheldon Cooper; my mother never had me tested.

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by admanager
Wed May 30, 2018 1:35 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Thoughts on AS Premium Economy
Replies: 46
Views: 3587

Re: Thoughts on AS Premium Economy

Isn't CHS-SEA primarily flown on the -700? Those haven't even been refitted with a premium class, and still have an old cabin, are they trying to do some sort of quasi-premium class service in the first few rows now even though those planes don't have it? I've only flown on -700's to Alaska since p...

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by admanager
Thu May 24, 2018 3:05 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Leaving Airport during 5hr Layover SFO-YVR-SYD
Replies: 12
Views: 963

Re: Leaving Airport during 5hr Layover SFO-YVR-SYD

With limited time, spend the couple extra dollars and get a cab or (Uber) down to Granville Island. Then go eat at Edible Canada. You'll be on the waterfront, see a quaint area of Vancouver and get a fine Canadian meal.

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by admanager
Thu May 24, 2018 2:54 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Thoughts on AS Premium Economy
Replies: 46
Views: 3587

Re: Thoughts on AS Premium Economy

I think Alaska wanted to do something to make "premium" a bit better than American/United. They are now boarding PE with MVPs, which is nice. The unlimited booze factor isn't really marketed, but you can get as much as you want in PE. I agree that I wish there was either something offered...

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by admanager
Wed May 23, 2018 6:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US-Canada 5th Freedoms
Replies: 8
Views: 1697

Re: US-Canada 5th Freedoms

Skywatcher wrote:
What about Royal Jordanian YUL-DTW?
There were many more from YUL back in the seventies.

Yes, including LH YUL to LAX but no local traffic was allowed, so it doesn't qualify as a 5th freedom.

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by admanager
Wed May 23, 2018 2:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Gary Kelly hints at WN BWI-Canada/Europe, codeshares
Replies: 39
Views: 4915

Re: Gary Kelly hints at WN BWI-Canada/Europe, codeshares

Why would they need etops for Canada? Even florida to Canada doesn't need it. I don't think the poster was saying they would need ETOPS for Canada service; rather, he was mocking the excuse that ETOPS certification is preventing quicker implementation of Hawaii service. The only ETOPS needed on tra...

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by admanager
Sun May 20, 2018 7:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Naples, Italy (+46,1% PAX Q1) booming. Could the US3 / ME3 fly there?
Replies: 35
Views: 4423

Re: Naples, Italy (+46,1% PAX Q1) booming. Could the US3 / ME3 fly there?

If you're going to Amalfi, skip Naples and stay on the train to Salerno. You're so much closer to Amalfi (even if you're going all the way to Positano - the view is killer!). From the Salerno train station it's 200 meters to the ferry and then 8 Euros to Amalfi.

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by admanager
Sat May 19, 2018 6:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates Pilot Shortage
Replies: 156
Views: 31560

Re: Emirates Pilot Shortage

Honest question. One of the benefits of working for one of the ME3 for an Expat is the lure of tax-free wages. However I’m guessing that once a majority of the pilots retire they would move back to their country of origin. What are the tax implications for countries such as the US, Canada, Australi...

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by admanager
Sat May 19, 2018 6:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines makes big adjustments in onboard food and beverage
Replies: 142
Views: 23817

Re: United Airlines makes big adjustments in onboard food and beverage

DL has now dropped the snack basket for Comfort + (banana, candy bars, chips etc), price of fuel being felt or aligning with UA? https://www.delta.com/content/www/en_US/traveling-with-us/onboard-experience/delta-comfort-plus.html Don’t think so.[/quote Then I need to complain. DL 1588 on May 9 didn...

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by admanager
Sat May 19, 2018 2:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's going on at RDU - 2018
Replies: 270
Views: 21592

Re: What's going on at RDU - 2018

ERJ170 wrote:
KMCOFlyer wrote:
If RDU supposedly is “Maxed Out” in T2, why doesn’t RDU move F9 and or G4 over to T1? Aren’t there 4 empty gates currently in T1 not being used?

In someone’s wisdom, they did not connect the gates to the baggage system

I see a revenue opportunity. $25 fee to self retrieve bags from the hold.

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by admanager
Thu May 17, 2018 1:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nolinor Aviation refits a 737-200 with modern avionics
Replies: 94
Views: 13930

Re: Nolinor Aviation refits a 737-200 with modern avionics

Thank You Longhauler for your contribution to this site.

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by admanager
Wed May 16, 2018 3:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why National Airlines never went Pacific
Replies: 70
Views: 4544

Re: Why National Airlines never went Pacific

Yep, if memory serves along with routes (correct me if I am wrong), to some degree, fares were regulated by the CAB. Both routes and fares were regulated. Until deregulation, the only US international carriers were PanAm and TWA. The domestic carriers had to apply to the Civil Aeronautics Board for...

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by admanager
Tue May 15, 2018 4:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WTO issues appeal decision on Boeing complaint against Airbus subsidies
Replies: 80
Views: 7681

Re: WTO issues appeal decision on Boeing complaint against Airbus subsidies

From the linked report.... Overall conclusion In summary, the Panel found that: The United States failed to demonstrate that the French, German, Spanish and UK A80 and A350XWB LA/MSF measures constituted prohibited export subsidies The United States failed to demonstrate that the French, German, Spa...

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Mon May 14, 2018 6:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines makes big adjustments in onboard food and beverage
Replies: 142
Views: 23817

Re: United Airlines makes big adjustments in onboard food and beverage

DL has now dropped the snack basket for Comfort + (banana, candy bars, chips etc), price of fuel being felt or aligning with UA?

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by admanager
Sun May 13, 2018 12:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines makes big adjustments in onboard food and beverage
Replies: 142
Views: 23817

Re: United Airlines makes big adjustments in onboard food and beverage

[quote="
Thanks for the info. Do they serve HOT MEAL at all?[/quote]
I'm by no means an AS fan boy, but being Seattle based I frequently end up there. AS offers hot Buy on Board in Y on flights over 2 hours. They're not bad and with Zero dark 30 departure out of SEA it fills the bill.

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by admanager
Wed May 09, 2018 3:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines makes big adjustments in onboard food and beverage
Replies: 142
Views: 23817

Re: United Airlines makes big adjustments in onboard food and beverage

I am surprised no one else seems to follow DL on free spirits in Y+, as well as premium snacks over a certain number of miles. . AS does give 1 (and they are very strict on that) adult beverage in Y+ on each pass of the beverage cart in domestic, As for a premium snack on AS in Y+, you get a little...

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by admanager
Wed May 02, 2018 1:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Canadian Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 209
Views: 18731

Re: Canadian Aviation Thread - 2018

YFC announced their expansion plans today: https://www.frederictonairport.ca/Latest-News/fredericton-international-airport-terminal-expansion-project-taking-off/ So they plan to increase the size of the terminal by 50% and have more space and nice amenities, but no mention of new gates or potential...

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by admanager
Mon Apr 09, 2018 1:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Decade since Delta's merger with Northwest
Replies: 231
Views: 18700

Re: Decade since Delta's merger with Northwest

I avoid Atlanta for all connections it's the hub from hell. You better be ready to be a misplaced passenger if you are transiting the Atlanta hub. I guess I am doing something wrong. I have been transistioning through the Atlanta airport for over 48 years. Both on Eastern and Delta, both the curren...

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by admanager
Sun Apr 08, 2018 8:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Eastern Air Lines Caribbean Blue
Replies: 19
Views: 2639

Re: Eastern Air Lines Caribbean Blue

The Eastern A-300's stayed white if I recall due to the airbus materials. I find it hard to believe management would go without a consistent brand image.

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by admanager
Sat Apr 07, 2018 3:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Chooses P&W For NEO's
Replies: 40
Views: 6618

Re: JetBlue Chooses P&W For NEO's

[*]

oldannyboy wrote:
Bold decision, but then again they will need PW commonality for their new CS100/300 huge order..... ;-)

Hope your crystal ball has fresh batteries!

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by admanager
Mon Apr 02, 2018 5:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CMH VS IND
Replies: 47
Views: 3974

Re: CMH VS IND

Midwestindy wrote:
Cargo is a large difference:

In terms of Nonstop Networks
IND- has CHS, SRQ, AZA, PIT, SAN, MCI, SLC, SEA, and SFO which CMH/LCK don't
I.


IND has nonstop service to CHS? On who?

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by admanager
Sun Apr 01, 2018 5:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: N874AA - 40th Anniversary Open House
Replies: 1
Views: 777

Re: N874AA - 40th Anniversary Open House

Thanks for the post.

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by admanager
Mon Mar 26, 2018 10:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing formally delivers the first 787-10 to Singapore Airlines
Replies: 113
Views: 22179

Re: Boeing formally delivers the first 787-10 to Singapore Airlines

Got to see the monster in person Saturday. It is long compared to the 9's near it. I thought the SQ livery looked great.

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by admanager
Mon Mar 26, 2018 1:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Canadian Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 209
Views: 18731

Re: Canadian Aviation Thread - 2018

It's "Anne of Green Gables", not Little House on the Prairie". But your point is correct.

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by admanager
Sat Mar 24, 2018 7:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: News about new World Airways (ULCC start up)
Replies: 56
Views: 9504

Re: News about new World Airways (ULCC start up)

I thought this was an interesting statement. "777 Partners is humbled by the opportunity to participate in the relaunch of World," I'd say they might be humbled again in a few years based on the business plan outlined in post 32 by LAXintl. Bombardier Dash 9?

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by admanager
Fri Mar 23, 2018 2:24 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airlines with cities on their name
Replies: 84
Views: 4433

Re: Airlines with cities on their name

Malmo Aviation
Sundsvallsflyg
2 from Sweden

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by admanager
Fri Mar 23, 2018 1:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: One Single Business-Class Cabin Concept on Narrow Body Aircraft
Replies: 43
Views: 5164

Re: One Single Business-Class Cabin Concept on Narrow Body Aircraft

Not a new idea, several airlines have tried all business class aircraft.
Privatair 737
British Airways 318
Canadian Airlines 737 (Attache Service)

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by admanager
Fri Mar 23, 2018 1:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Where will WestJet fly its 787's?
Replies: 61
Views: 15065

Re: Where will WestJet fly its 787's?

My speculation is YYZ - TLV. Canada and Israel signed a new air services agreement just this year to allow increased service. I believe there had to be some impetus for this action.
Then again I was wrong once before.

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by admanager
Wed Mar 21, 2018 4:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest is given permit for space at HNL
Replies: 89
Views: 11777

Re: Southwest is given permit for space at HNL

Can the market (hotels etc) take a 10% increase in passenger numbers? Every time I go to HI (annually) all the resorts are at 100% occupancy. Not all year round, but there is plenty of vacancy for ~40+ weeks per year. If you add in VRBO and their ilk, especially in the outlying islands, you should ...

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by admanager
Wed Mar 21, 2018 2:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest is given permit for space at HNL
Replies: 89
Views: 11777

Re: Southwest is given permit for space at HNL

The vast majority of demand from the mainland U.S. to Hawaii originates on the West Coast. The four states on the West Coast sent more visitors to O'ahu in 2017 than all the states in the Central & Eastern time zones combined. Anecdotal, but I see Southwest opening up Hawaii for a lot more peop...

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by admanager
Fri Mar 16, 2018 4:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: UA to introduce new and/or revised livery in the coming years
Replies: 186
Views: 30800

Re: Rumor: UA to introduce new and/or revised livery in the coming years

Great idea JBS, use the raccoon mask from Star Alliance partner Air Canada. I think it looks great and would add some color to the all white nose on UA.
This comment was not referencing the Dr. who was removed from the aircraft in Chicago - This isn't a United bash thread (we get lots of those).

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by admanager
Tue Mar 06, 2018 3:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United replacing employee bonuses with new program
Replies: 125
Views: 12713

Re: United replacing employee bonuses with new program

You assume I get sick I take care of myself, live a healthy lifestyle, and wash my hands. I’m not the only person with multiple years of perfect attendance. First time I’ve ever been criticized for not taking a sickcation Illness isn't necessarily a choice. There are many diseases which have no spe...

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by admanager
Sat Mar 03, 2018 8:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United replacing employee bonuses with new program
Replies: 125
Views: 12713

Re: United replacing employee bonuses with new program

United still has profit sharing. This is totally separate, and is just meant to award the top performing employees. Those that are not top-performing, will now have something to strive for. A lot of companies, including my current one, have no performance bonuses at all. I would love even the oppor...

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by admanager
Sat Mar 03, 2018 3:24 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Spare aircraft on the spot
Replies: 35
Views: 4616

Re: Spare aircraft on the spot

Had a DL MD-90 go tech on March 16 in MSP. Less than 60 minute delay. This was late in the evening, so I'm guessing they used a plane scheduled for the next morning which gave them time to fix the problem and put that aircraft back on the line. DL still got the replacement aircraft catered and did ...

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Fri Mar 02, 2018 9:38 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Spare aircraft on the spot
Replies: 35
Views: 4616

Re: Spare aircraft on the spot

Had a DL MD-90 go tech on March 16 in MSP. Less than 60 minute delay. This was late in the evening, so I'm guessing they used a plane scheduled for the next morning which gave them time to fix the problem and put that aircraft back on the line. DL still got the replacement aircraft catered and did o...

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by admanager
Fri Feb 23, 2018 7:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest sued for removing Arabic speaking passenger
Replies: 60
Views: 6309

Re: Southwest sued for removing Arabic speaking passenger

A lot of people have difficulty distinguishing between the various English-speaking accents of the world. My wife and I (both English) have had issues making ourselves understood multiple times in the last three weeks in Florida. Are you chavs and sound like Vicky Pollard? ;) On the TV show "M...

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by admanager
Fri Feb 23, 2018 7:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EK warns the US against Open Skies renegotiation, threatens 777X order
Replies: 124
Views: 21292

Re: EK warns the US against Open Skies renegotiation, threatens 777X order

If the US were to renegotiate open skies I wonder how it would impact EK's growth plans here in the US? It is no secret that EK has its eyes set on grabbing a bigger piece of the lucrative US - European market. Every few months we have a thread speculating about which US - European market EK will v...

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by admanager
Fri Feb 23, 2018 4:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Canadian Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 209
Views: 18731

Re: Canadian Aviation Thread - 2018

http://lmgtfy.com/?q=how+long+to+drive+ ... Lauderdale
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[/quote]wow how long does that take to drive YUL to FLL ?[/quote]

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