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by INFINITI329
Wed Jun 20, 2018 8:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AV employee fired for smuggling liquor into a Stadium in Russia during the WC
Replies: 20
Views: 1917

Re: AV employee fired for smuggling liquor into a Stadium in Russia during the WC

This is so dumb. He brought in alcohol into a sporting venue its not the end of the world. I probably would to and could only imagine what the booze costs at a world cup match. FYI alcohol isn't illegal in Russia, just like any other sporting event they want you to buy their way overpriced booze rat...

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by INFINITI329
Wed Jun 20, 2018 7:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA - no to ICE to transporting detained child migrants
Replies: 63
Views: 5971

Re: AA - no to ICE to transporting detained child migrants

If you read the statements from UA & AA I interpret it as merely a strongly worded request. Notice neither carrier called into question their respective contracts with the United States Government. I doubt you will see that. Becuase it's all about the benjamins to the airlines and U.S. Governmen...

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by INFINITI329
Tue Jun 19, 2018 8:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Wells Fargo sues AA for not returning leased planes on time
Replies: 65
Views: 10143

Re: Wells Fargo sues AA for not returning leased planes on time

Sounds like some typical corporate head butting that WF decided to take public. What is WF losing by not getting those planes back on time? Is there some other airline that is on pins and needles waiting for the plane? Like the good ole days of VHS tapes when someone just happened to return a hot n...

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by INFINITI329
Tue Jun 19, 2018 2:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Embraer pitches E195-E2 at JetBlue
Replies: 282
Views: 44270

Re: Embraer pitches E195-E2 at JetBlue

I could actually see a split order: E190-E2s for the small hops within New York and New England, and the CS300 as a plane sized between the E190 and A320. The CSeries would be too much plane for intra-New York service and intra-New England (and to the NYC area) service. The BCS3 could work very wel...

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by INFINITI329
Fri Jun 15, 2018 8:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Embraer pitches E195-E2 at JetBlue
Replies: 282
Views: 44270

Re: Embraer pitches E195-E2 at JetBlue

In favor of the E2: E1 in service at B6, Ejet deferrals at B6, strong EIS for E2 In favor of CS: Airbus oversight, growth potential, clean sheet, slightly more capable I’m sure that’s not exact, but still it is definitely up in the air. It’s the E2’s to lose. If B6 goes CSeries, who is the E2 savio...

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by INFINITI329
Fri Jun 15, 2018 8:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 382
Views: 28739

Re: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2018

What happened with PHX cargo market that FX now blesses PHX with the 777F 2x a day?

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by INFINITI329
Thu Jun 14, 2018 8:16 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Embraer KC-390 prospects
Replies: 149
Views: 13198

Re: Embraer KC-390 prospects

Should a bigger engine have been used such as the RB211? Seems like the V2500 can get the job done but barely

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by INFINITI329
Thu Jun 14, 2018 7:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Eagle's plan for the future.
Replies: 285
Views: 52249

Re: American Eagle's plan for the future.

Republic is now partially owned by AA. So Technically its 3 wholly owned, 1 partially owned and 2 non-owned. Please enlighten me. What does this mean? Delta, United, and American all own a piece of Republic. I have read in the past of AA owning some of Republic but nothing about DL & UA. Everyt...

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by INFINITI329
Tue Jun 12, 2018 10:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Video of Hawaiian Employee Chucking Bags Posted on Twitter
Replies: 108
Views: 11193

Re: Video of Hawaiian Employee Chucking Bags Posted on Twitter

The Floors (and Sidewalls for that matter) are not always in great shape because of the fact you are throwing cases around the Compartment ! You would not believe how much money and time it takes in Maintenance to repair all the damage caused by this. Especially on the Airbus where quite often we h...

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by INFINITI329
Mon Jun 11, 2018 6:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus, Bombardier C-Series Partnership Effective July 1
Replies: 64
Views: 10293

Re: Airbus, Bombardier C-Series Partnership Effective July 1

I assume AirBaltic was tipped off to the closing date hence their recent order

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by INFINITI329
Sun Jun 10, 2018 6:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta 757 Capitals Charter Flight
Replies: 27
Views: 2331

Re: Delta 757 Capitals Charter Flight

What was the benefit of DL selling their jets to a leasing company vs just contract with NBA themselves without the middleman and retain ownership of their jets?

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by INFINITI329
Wed Jun 06, 2018 11:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Baltic orders 30 CS300 + 30 Options/Purchase Rights
Replies: 79
Views: 14459

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

Good this be an investment of sorts? Take the C-Series they want and sell the rest of slots. As Air Baltic believes once Airbus takes over these planes will be selling like hot cakes.

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by INFINITI329
Tue Jun 05, 2018 3:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New SY Paint Scheme Coming?
Replies: 52
Views: 4246

Re: New SY Paint Scheme Coming?

PlanesNTrains wrote:
I like this comment on their Twitter:

“whichever one doesn't leave people stranded in foreign countries because your "seasonal schedule has ended"


How did this fiasco get resolved ? I stopped following the story once I realized how incompetent SY was

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by INFINITI329
Tue Jun 05, 2018 2:01 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Scope for cockpit upgrades in the A320
Replies: 4
Views: 1292

Re: Scope for cockpit upgrades in the A320

I felt NEO should gave came with some sort cockpit upgrade even if was just the displays

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by INFINITI329
Mon Jun 04, 2018 6:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 291
Views: 20200

Re: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2018

One way business fare MIA to GEO Nov. 15th BW $630.00. PY non-stop $649.00. AA non-stop $4933.00!!! Give me a break! Economy is just as atrocious AA $1,834 vs PY $190. The only viable competitors I see are BW & B6 without either two of these carriers hoping on the SoFLo- GEO n/s route you can e...

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by INFINITI329
Mon Jun 04, 2018 3:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA1897 SAT-PHX Diverted suffering hail damage
Replies: 64
Views: 8635

Re: AA1897 SAT-PHX Divert

In this scenario, since it is an equipment change would boarding passes have to be reissued to concide with the 738 layout?

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by INFINITI329
Sat Jun 02, 2018 9:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest ask mother to prove Bi-racial child is her own
Replies: 199
Views: 11750

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

Here is a snippet of the Southwest's (internal) lap child guidelines. Obviously, a passport is sufficient enough. Requesting "facebook verification" was an overreach. Like stated in my earlier post (many many posts ago), if this was a same race family this probably wouldn't have happened. ...

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by INFINITI329
Fri Jun 01, 2018 7:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Video of Hawaiian Employee Chucking Bags Posted on Twitter
Replies: 108
Views: 11193

Re: Video of Hawaiian Employee Chucking Bags Posted on Twitter

Are some of you that naive to believe bags are treated with the same care as an infant? News flash they are not. Pick your favorite narrow-body airplane. There is 95% chance that same airplane is probably bulk loaded. How do you think those bags go from the door to the bulkhead? If its a longer plan...

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by INFINITI329
Fri Jun 01, 2018 6:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United seeks to return to JFK
Replies: 184
Views: 22935

Re: United ❤️ JFK...Now

I was clearly referring to WN. and WN somehow has superior financial resources when compared to UA that would make them triumphant in a hypothetical bidding war? But do you really want WN to buy B6 and replace all their A320's With 737 Maxes? That would be terrible, even though WN would appreciate ...

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by INFINITI329
Wed May 30, 2018 9:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest ask mother to prove Bi-racial child is her own
Replies: 199
Views: 11750

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

I am attempting to look at this from a neutral perspective. The facebook query kills the legitimacy of this interaction. While no ill intent may not have been intended it was highly insensitive. Why should a biracial family face more scrutiny than the same race family? As long as the family provided...

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by INFINITI329
Tue May 29, 2018 11:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta debuts new uniforms May 29
Replies: 76
Views: 9959

Re: Delta debuts new uniforms May 29

Is Endeavour getting these uniforms as well?

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by INFINITI329
Mon May 28, 2018 6:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cubana using IL96 to YYZ
Replies: 24
Views: 5726

Re: Cubana using IL96 to YYZ

The entire fleet is active again, they also acquired an additional il-96 an ex Aeroflot frame. I'm assuming they're starting to let off the wet leased frames due to the incident with the Global express 732. YYZ also sees the Cubana Tu-204 freighter also. Nope it's not: All An-158 are grounded The o...

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by INFINITI329
Tue May 22, 2018 9:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Gary Kelly hints at WN BWI-Canada/Europe, codeshares
Replies: 39
Views: 4912

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

I still have trouble imagining WN flying to Europe on its own metal anytime soon. I've long thought a codeshare or deeper agreement with DY would be a good pairing. I wouldn't hold my breath on DY. As I recall (i may have my facts wrong) any codeshare WN enters has to go through the pilot union. DY...

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by INFINITI329
Mon May 21, 2018 11:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN's Upcoming Winter Schedule Release on 5/31
Replies: 261
Views: 22299

Re: WN's Upcoming Winter Schedule Release on 5/31

It is not necessarily unusual for WN to add CMH-LGA nonstop service since CMH is located in the 2nd largest metropolitan area in the Midwest that has nonstop service to NYC on only the big 3 legacy carriers. CMH is also the largest WN station in the Midwest that doesn't already have nonstop service...

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by INFINITI329
Mon May 21, 2018 10:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta opens pop-up lounge for middle-seat passengers in Boston
Replies: 43
Views: 9587

Re: Delta opens pop-up lounge for middle-seat passengers in Boston

JackMeahoff wrote:
They should open up a smoking lounge as well. I'm sure tobacco companies would pay handsomely to stuff a lounge with leather seats and marble ashtrays.


ATL already has smoking rooms, but not luxurious as your vision

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by INFINITI329
Mon May 21, 2018 9:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN's Upcoming Winter Schedule Release on 5/31
Replies: 261
Views: 22299

Re: WN's Upcoming Winter Schedule Release on 5/31

I'm guessing we'll here what they're doing with the extra LGA and DCA slots they're getting from AS. WN had said last year that it wanted to add CMH-LGA nonstop service it if could acquire extra slots at LGA, and WN will likely be announcing CMH-LGA nonstop service next week. I don't see the allure...

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by INFINITI329
Sat May 19, 2018 5:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue to Anchor new MCO Terminal
Replies: 41
Views: 7464

Re: JetBlue to Anchor new MCO Terminal

Also, I really think B6 should consider adding YYZ/YUL at some point considering how much demand there is for FLL/MCO. There are no American carriers on any of those four routes. YYZ-MCO has four carriers flying it ...all Canadian. I definitely think there is room for an American carrier to come in...

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by INFINITI329
Thu May 17, 2018 9:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Eagle's plan for the future.
Replies: 285
Views: 52249

Re: American Eagle's plan for the future.

airtran737 wrote:
The mothership


I got a good chuckle when I read this

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by INFINITI329
Tue May 15, 2018 5:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska to Close Pilot Base in NYC
Replies: 83
Views: 9669

Re: Alaska to Close Pilot Base in NYC

Coast to coast commuting isn't sustainable in my opinion. If I was an east coast based VX/AS pilot I would jump ship to another carrier. This will become a QoL vs seniority issue for those affected VX/AS pilots. With the time changes and distance that it would be at least two days lost per trip. No ...

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by INFINITI329
Sun May 13, 2018 10:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nolinor Aviation refits a 737-200 with modern avionics
Replies: 94
Views: 13919

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

c933103 wrote:
Is the JT8D engine still in production? I thought that Boom supersonic aircraft will use a variant of it?


Boom's demonstrator will use GE J85 engines during testing. It remains to be seen if t 3 of them to can power the actual boom aircraft

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by INFINITI329
Thu May 10, 2018 11:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 1st Aircraft in Lufthansa updated Livery. D-ABVM (B744)
Replies: 92
Views: 17759

Re: 1st Aircraft in Lufthansa updated Livery. D-ABVM (B744)

They should have made the crane gold instead of white, It would have popped a little bit more.

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by INFINITI329
Thu May 10, 2018 11:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spirit Airlines Announcement?
Replies: 149
Views: 15853

Re: Spirit Airlines Announcement?

I don't think an airline would do an event just for 319NEOs when they are already an A320 family operator....so if it is in fact for a new aircraft my money is on the C-series

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by INFINITI329
Thu May 10, 2018 7:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spirit Airlines Announcement?
Replies: 149
Views: 15853

Re: Spirit Airlines Announcement?

santi319 wrote:
Yes indeed, in fact CS300 is even more economically viable than the A319 and with better range...


Both the 319 & 319neo have better range than either C-Series variant

Book Values

319 3,750 nm
319neo 3,750 nm
CS100 3.100 nm
CS300 3,300nm

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by INFINITI329
Thu May 10, 2018 9:26 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Inflight Product on ex-VX planes
Replies: 2
Views: 621

Inflight Product on ex-VX planes

How has the in-flight product changed on routes that are still served with ex VX Airbuses, from what it used to be when VX were on their own?

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by INFINITI329
Tue May 08, 2018 10:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: When will WN begin to retire the 73G?
Replies: 46
Views: 4578

Re: When will WN begin to retire the 73G?

For those wondering how they can tell if they’re on an older -700, it’s quite simple. The N700-N792 (1998-2001 deliveries) have tan PSUs. N700-N799 - Delivered 1998-2001 N400-N499 - Delivered 2001- 2004 N200-N299 - Delivered 2004-2007 N900-N969 - Delivered 2007-2011 N5** / N78**/ N798, N799, N270,N...

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by INFINITI329
Tue May 08, 2018 7:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: When will WN begin to retire the 73G?
Replies: 46
Views: 4578

Re: When will WN begin to retire the 73G?

For those wondering how they can tell if they’re on an older -700, it’s quite simple. The N700-N792 (1998-2001 deliveries) have tan PSUs. N700-N799 - Delivered 1998-2001 N400-N499 - Delivered 2001- 2004 N200-N299 - Delivered 2004-2007 N900-N969 - Delivered 2007-2011 N5** / N78**/ N798, N799, N270,N...

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by INFINITI329
Mon May 07, 2018 10:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN leases slots from AS at LGA/DCA
Replies: 136
Views: 12907

Re: WN leases slots from AS at LGA/DCA

avi8 wrote:
What if WN decided to launch 6 daily BOS-LGA, just like B6 did? Now that would be interesting. Probably not happening and it would be suicidal but still.


Hell would have to freeze over...twice. 100 seat (b6) vs 143 seat (Wn) 6x a day not a chance

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by INFINITI329
Mon May 07, 2018 9:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dallas says it has a plan to resolve Southwest-Delta fight for Love Field gates
Replies: 313
Views: 25802

Re: Dallas says it has a plan to resolve Southwest-Delta fight for Love Field gates

ricport wrote:
Sure they can pass a law. If there's a law that caused KU to cease JFK-LHR service


There was no law passed forcing KU to cease JFK-LHR route. The bowed to political pressure in the U.S.

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by INFINITI329
Wed May 02, 2018 1:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Cracks Down on FA Trip Hoarding and Selling
Replies: 61
Views: 13190

Re: AA Cracks Down on FA Trip Hoarding and Selling

As long as the F/A's are operating within rules of their contract, there is really nothing AA can do. They (AA) may walk right into a grievance. Most airline contracts for all work groups specifically address this: no compensation or other personal gain to give or receive shift trades. Mine surely ...

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by INFINITI329
Wed May 02, 2018 2:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Cracks Down on FA Trip Hoarding and Selling
Replies: 61
Views: 13190

Re: AA Cracks Down on FA Trip Hoarding and Selling

As long as the F/A's are operating within rules of their contract, there is really nothing AA can do. They (AA) may walk right into a grievance.

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by INFINITI329
Fri Apr 27, 2018 5:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Finally Announces Intentions to Serve Hawaii
Replies: 452
Views: 57144

Re: Southwest Finally Announces Intentions to Serve Hawaii

HA will be fine, their in-flight service is still leaps and bounds above WN. If they are close in price HA wins. The diehard WN fans are probably the ones HA will not be able to reach WN also has a huge domestic network that can feed traffic to west coast airports to connect to Hawaii. WN passenger...

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by INFINITI329
Thu Apr 26, 2018 6:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Finally Announces Intentions to Serve Hawaii
Replies: 452
Views: 57144

Re: Southwest Finally Announces Intentions to Serve Hawaii

Great news!! I doubt we will see WN doing any Island hops anytime soon. I think AS would have already jumped on it by now if they really wanted to. I am sure WN will do great. I feel bad for Hawaiian. I sure hope they will be okay. HA will be fine, their in-flight service is still leaps and bounds ...

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by INFINITI329
Tue Apr 24, 2018 10:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Passenger Forcibly Removed off an AA Flight @ MIA
Replies: 42
Views: 5743

Re: Passenger Forcibly Removed off an AA Flight @ MIA

There is something called the Use of force continuum, which dictates the progressive approach to the use of force. In summary, it would be presence/verbal commands>physical force > non-lethal force (taser,oc spray baton)> deadly force (watered down for easier consumption on aviation site). Every sit...

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by INFINITI329
Tue Apr 24, 2018 5:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN leases slots from AS at LGA/DCA
Replies: 136
Views: 12907

Re: WN leases slots from AS at LGA/DCA

I would like to see WN add 2x FLL at a minimum

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by INFINITI329
Mon Apr 23, 2018 7:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest cancels 100+ flights today
Replies: 51
Views: 10929

Re: Southwest cancels 100+ flights today

Would Southwest be obliged to publicly announce the results of their testing? I'd sure be embarrassing to have to say "we found similar issues in X% of our engines" This was my first thought when inspections were announced; glad I am not the only one. My answer: Probably not. However, let...

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by INFINITI329
Mon Apr 23, 2018 4:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Woman fined $500 by US CBP for saving Delta snack
Replies: 177
Views: 20646

Re: Woman fined $500 for saving Delta snack

Boo hoo! I lied on a customs form and got caught. What part of are you carrying any fruit meat nuts food did she not get? Some agents concider water food by the way. Yeah once I saw a Customs agent harrass a passenger from Spain and ask him if he was bringing any food in. which he answered no. He e...

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by INFINITI329
Sun Apr 22, 2018 6:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: Jetblue E190 Decision imminent and Europe news?
Replies: 195
Views: 30361

Re: Rumor: Jetblue E190 Decision imminent and Europe news?

Ive read the DUB as a potential destination on here alot....but I don't understand why. Unless their codeshare with EI is in danger they shouldn't bother with DUB as I feel it would be a waste of an airplane. I think the Cseries is the best fit for Jetblue. Higher upfront cost than E2 bu better in t...

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by INFINITI329
Fri Apr 20, 2018 4:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 382
Views: 28739

Re: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2018

Then again, neither PHX nor LAS have any international service on WN (which boggles my mind at this point) so maybe I'm wrong. Youre not the only one. I struggle to understand at a minimum WN doesn't operate to the Mexican vacation destinations. (Cabo, Cancun, Puerto Vallarta). Each destination I t...

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