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by alfa164
Fri May 26, 2017 3:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pilot refuses to fly packed airplane because passenger labelled his personal WIFI ‘Jihadist Cell London 1’
Replies: 95
Views: 14585

Re: Pilot refuses to fly packed airplane because passenger labelled his personal WIFI ‘Jihadist Cell London 1’

Naming a network something like "FBI van" or the likes there of including this Jihadi bullsh*t would have been funny in high school. Now that we're all grown up, it's just moronic and deserves more of an eye-roll then a laugh. To expect anything other than mass hysteria exemplifies a seve...

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by alfa164
Fri May 26, 2017 1:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pilot refuses to fly packed airplane because passenger labelled his personal WIFI ‘Jihadist Cell London 1’
Replies: 95
Views: 14585

Re: Pilot refuses to fly packed airplane because passenger labelled his personal WIFI ‘Jihadist Cell London 1’

Frankly, this 'joke' is not funny. Hope the airline puts him/her on the no fly list. why is everone thinking it was a "joke" ? whats if he is naming his device always like this and didnt thought about the problem potential @ the plane? as i was young i often named my bluetooth device thin...

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by alfa164
Thu May 25, 2017 4:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MSP - Role In DL Network and Expansion Potential
Replies: 266
Views: 20221

Re: MSP - Role In DL Network and Expansion Potential

Churning out silly arguments is his/her/its role on A.net. :roll: I don't see how he/she/it can argue that Detroit should have two daily flights DTW-ICN, but Minneapolis can't support one MSP-ICN route. Both hubs rely on connections for a majority of their traffic, and the flexibility of one flight...

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by alfa164
Thu May 25, 2017 4:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL- service to EYW Key West
Replies: 43
Views: 5220

Re: DL- service to EYW Key West

DL fly's a few times daily ATL-EYW i know one flight is on the CJR-700 and the 737-700. Has anyone flown this route? Do they block seats or have any restrictions? I am flying the route tomorrow, and I did get an e-mail from DL saying that we are only allowed 1 checked bag per passenger. EYW takeoff...

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by alfa164
Wed May 24, 2017 10:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MSP - Role In DL Network and Expansion Potential
Replies: 266
Views: 20221

Re: MSP - Role In DL Network and Expansion Potential

Delta is way stronger in Europe than iit is in Asia and the scope of the ICN hub will never be what AMS and CDG are. Perhaps today. But you lack the vision to understand where DL is headed in the next few years with multiple hubs and the KE JV. I was hoping you'd stay on the DTW thread, but now you...

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by alfa164
Mon May 22, 2017 7:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Richard Branson may start a new US airline venture after Alaska spat
Replies: 59
Views: 11616

Re: Richard Branson may start a new US airline venture after Alaska spat

United is doing better than ever, planes are full, stock is up, profits are huge, yep the A-Net geniuses once again are on the wrong side of reality. You can't wish someone out of business I cannot disagree, but I will point out that stock and profits, as reported, are trailing incices; the economi...

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by alfa164
Mon May 22, 2017 7:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United working to replace P.S. with "United Coast"
Replies: 77
Views: 14364

Re: United working to replace P.S. with "United Coast"

I am not a fan of the name, though perhaps it'll grow on me. Some of my first thoughts when I first saw it: > Let's hope the engines don't "coast" on arrival! > Let's hope UA isn't "coasting" on the once great p.s. reputation! > The United Coast — isn't that what they'll call th...

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by alfa164
Mon May 22, 2017 6:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MSP - Role In DL Network and Expansion Potential
Replies: 266
Views: 20221

Re: MSP - Role In DL Network and Expansion Potential

I am not so sure, for three reasons: 1) I think DL will want to retain connectivity between all its major hubs (SLC excepted) to TYO; if MSP were to lose HND, that supposition means they would need to return to NRT. I don't see the advantage. I don't understand why they would want this. NRT has no ...

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by alfa164
Mon May 22, 2017 5:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MSP - Role In DL Network and Expansion Potential
Replies: 266
Views: 20221

Re: MSP - Role In DL Network and Expansion Potential

I feel like Delta will find a way to weasel out of the DOT mandates around the HND flight and move it to either DTW or SEA. I know the DOT was pretty explicit that they'd take the slot away and give it to AA but some how some way (especially now with a new administration), they'll find a way to get...

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by alfa164
Mon May 22, 2017 4:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: International growth stalls in China
Replies: 18
Views: 3025

Re: International growth stalls in China

Sorry for my ignorance, but could you please explain what a zero dollar tour is? Don't worry; it isn't ignorance. "Zero dollar tours" are almost uniquely Chinese (and some Vietnamese). Basicly, they are extremely low-priced tour offerings... but once the tourists get to their destinations...

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by alfa164
Sat May 20, 2017 4:25 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Potential "emotional support" v. service animal solution
Replies: 40
Views: 1911

Re: Potential "emotional support" v. service animal solution

But you aren't entitled to make value judgments or decisions for other people. You are very entitled to live your own life the way that best suits you, and decide that you are more dedicated to your job than the love of your family. The rest of us should also be able to live our lives minus having ...

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by alfa164
Sat May 20, 2017 2:23 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Potential "emotional support" v. service animal solution
Replies: 40
Views: 1911

Re: Potential "emotional support" v. service animal solution

Throwing this idea out there to see if it has merit. We've all heard at one point or another how the rise of "emotional support" animals, while needed in some cases, has also made it more difficult for legitimate service animals and their owners; pets masquerading as emotional support ani...

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by alfa164
Fri May 19, 2017 4:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta and Korean sign JVA
Replies: 215
Views: 21362

Re: Delta and Korean sign JVA

Well, JetBlue wants to DOT to review this partnership: JetBlue asks US DOT to review Delta-Korean Air ATI JV, authorised over a decade ago but in different competitive marketplace. JetBlue notes Delta-Korean Air originally had ATI authorisation to combat Northwest - which Delta since merged with. J...

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by alfa164
Fri May 19, 2017 4:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why Delta decided to stop being the mean airline...
Replies: 46
Views: 8972

Re: Why Delta decided to stop being the mean airline...

Okay, you made the claim. What's the evidence any other airline is different? More often than not when traveling Delta I have encountered rude unhelpful Delta CSAs more so in Atlanta than anywhere else. Never had an issue with AA the other carrier I have used most recently for my flights. As for Un...

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by alfa164
Fri May 19, 2017 5:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why Delta decided to stop being the mean airline...
Replies: 46
Views: 8972

Re: Why Delta decided to stop being the mean airline...

People need to get real Delta is only friendly to those who bolster their bottom line and anyone else who doesn't is fair game. Okay, you made the claim. What's the evidence any other airline is different? His claim is not dependent upon what other airlines do or don't do. His claim is either true ...

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by alfa164
Fri May 19, 2017 4:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Detroit Air Service Discussion Part 5
Replies: 497
Views: 26098

Re: Detroit Air Service Discussion Part 5

Southwest in my opinion is a shame to DTW, they cut all FL routes, and brought back a winter seasonal once weekly and Saturday MCO that lasts until the first week of April which IMHO is pathetic. I really think WN's service that is offered at DTW is pathetic in general, so they basically gave F9 a ...

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by alfa164
Thu May 18, 2017 3:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why did VS get rid of its DTW route?
Replies: 24
Views: 4684

Re: Why did VS get rid of its DTW route?

Some time ago, I recall DL and VS made some changes for DTW and SEA and IIRC, VS would begin ops at SEA and end at DTW. Regarding DTW, the frequency previously operated by a VS A330 is now operated on DL metal. SEA uses a 787 so it is unlikely that this swap had anything to do with equipment alloca...

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by alfa164
Mon May 15, 2017 3:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Detroit Air Service Discussion Part 5
Replies: 497
Views: 26098

Re: Detroit Air Service Discussion Part 5

I just read some comments on PITs thread, they're looking for Copa flights to PTY. If it can work for PIT it most certainly can work for DTW, same goes for Avianca, it can most definitely work at DTW, and I just used the front and back of a blank piece of paper to prove my point that both carriers ...

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by alfa164
Sat May 13, 2017 5:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MSP - Role In DL Network and Expansion Potential
Replies: 266
Views: 20221

Re: MSP - Role In DL Network and Expansion Potential

MSP just gutted DTW's Europe flights with the removal of CDG which leaves DTW with no CDG flight , Second MSP I do foree will suffer the fate like MEM and DTW will too if ATL has its way. DL-ATL wants to with more furor to get rid of the last holdouts of the NWA operation face it folks . There is n...

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by alfa164
Sat May 13, 2017 5:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What Makes SEA Better Than NRT For Delta
Replies: 154
Views: 14294

Re: What Makes SEA Better Than NRT For Delta

Some years ago, a very high-level airline executive (name you would recognize) was staying at one of our resorts, and - after a few gin-and-tonics - we got into an interesting discussion about airline hubs. In an ideal (airline) world, a domestic hub would be best positioned in the very center of t...

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by alfa164
Sat May 13, 2017 2:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What Makes SEA Better Than NRT For Delta
Replies: 154
Views: 14294

Re: What Makes SEA Better Than NRT For Delta

By your logic, UA should pull out of SFO. By his/her/its logic,. every flight on every airline should fly out of Detroit... :banghead: Probably gonna get heat for this ... Well NWA made it work quite successfully mind you that the majority of the TPAC flights left from DTW since it is the ideal cen...

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by alfa164
Fri May 12, 2017 5:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What Makes SEA Better Than NRT For Delta
Replies: 154
Views: 14294

Re: What Makes SEA Better Than NRT For Delta

I'm also thinking with the KE JV that SEA is done as far as more Nonstops to Asia and DTW-HKG is now pretty redundant as HKG can not be reached through ICN from most every major city in the USA they may even drop SEA-HKG now because it's more effective to use KE to get US based passengers to HKG as...

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by alfa164
Thu May 11, 2017 3:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What Makes SEA Better Than NRT For Delta
Replies: 154
Views: 14294

Re: What Makes SEA Better Than NRT For Delta

As the JV with KE doesn't cover China, we will likely see more flying from Seattle to Chinese destinations and to ICN but other Asian cities outside China beyond HKG, NRT are unlikely. Not necessarily, DL has been clear they intend to leverage China Eastern's PVG hub. They "made that clear&quo...

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by alfa164
Wed May 10, 2017 7:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MIA CEO: Asian airline to serve MIA within next 24 months
Replies: 72
Views: 7607

Re: MIA CEO: Asian airline to serve MIA within next 24 months

So we know it wont be a Chinese carrier (bliateral maxed out from PEK and PVG), and it won't be JL (financial issues) or CX (range). So that leaves us with NH, KE, OZ and BR (the latter via Japan, S. Korea, as non stop TPE-MIA is also too long). None of which are OW members... that doesn't make muc...

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by alfa164
Tue May 09, 2017 8:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MIA CEO: Asian airline to serve MIA within next 24 months
Replies: 72
Views: 7607

Re: MIA CEO: Asian airline to serve MIA within next 24 months

Nobody said "non-stop" did they? Maybe HKG-YVR-MIA? Requires an expanded Hong Kong-Canada bilateral or CX exiting/reducing JFK-YVR. CX is only allowed to fly seven weekly U.S.-Canada flights. Do you think HKG-JFK might be mature enough for a non-stop now, allowing HKG-YVR-MIA? And you are...

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by alfa164
Tue May 09, 2017 7:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MIA CEO: Asian airline to serve MIA within next 24 months
Replies: 72
Views: 7607

Re: MIA CEO: Asian airline to serve MIA within next 24 months

It won't be a Chinese carrier until the U.S.-China bilateral is expanded. No room to add new markets without discontinuing/reducing current ones, unless a Chinese carrier wants to fly from Miami to a secondary Chinese city, which is never going to happen. Cathay has made it very clear it wants to f...

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by alfa164
Mon May 08, 2017 5:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Detroit Air Service Discussion Part 5
Replies: 497
Views: 26098

Re: Detroit Air Service Discussion Part 5

For fun and games, I'm going to post this here for now. A 2017 version of the defunct Pro-Air has resurfaced as a new proposed airline to be based out of DET utilizing Avro-RJ100's. Metropolitan Airways http://www.dbusiness.com/daily-news/Annual-2017/Metropolitan-Airways-Plans-to-Offer-Business-Fli...

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by alfa164
Mon May 08, 2017 5:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Detroit Air Service Discussion Part 5
Replies: 497
Views: 26098

Re: Detroit Air Service Discussion Part 5

johns624 wrote:
klm617 wrote:
So everyone can be of the rational mindset. Interesting concept.
FIFY


I never thought I would see "klm617" and "rational" in the same quotation... ;)

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by alfa164
Mon May 08, 2017 3:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta employees threaten and harass family; kicked off flight
Replies: 204
Views: 20616

Re: Delta employees threaten and harass family; kicked off flight

Sadly we are seeing a growing problem of more and more consumers in the USA, like here, who don't believe the rules or policy don't apply to them. Throw in immediate social media and phone cameras that only show one side of the story along with sometimes bad handling by the business in such confron...

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by alfa164
Sun May 07, 2017 4:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Detroit Air Service Discussion Part 5
Replies: 497
Views: 26098

Re: Detroit Air Service Discussion Part 5

Why isn't anyone discussing the real issue that Delta and the WCAA won't take on - the location of Chik-fil-A in the McNamara terminal. It's located way out of the way down by A72. Why won't they give it space near the center of the A concourse like McDonald's has? Why is it more centrally located ...

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by alfa164
Sun May 07, 2017 5:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Detroit Air Service Discussion Part 5
Replies: 497
Views: 26098

Re: Detroit Air Service Discussion Part 5

It's like clockwork. Like the sun rising and setting each day. Way too easy! Comical in its repetitiveness. I feel sorry for the poor DTW people on this forum who would just like to have a thread devoid of such lunacy. It is beyond belief that someone would find the need to say the same thing over ...

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by alfa164
Thu May 04, 2017 5:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta employees threaten and harass family; kicked off flight
Replies: 204
Views: 20616

Re: Delta employees threaten and harass family; kicked off flight for overbooking

Not so. Checking in is one act, but the agent would then need to "on" the customer, showing them onboard by scanning or pulling a valid boarding pass for that customer. When that didn't happen, they'd be a no-show, even if they'd checked in. Well... yes, so. The passenger carrying a young...

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by alfa164
Thu May 04, 2017 5:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta employees threaten and harass family; kicked off flight
Replies: 204
Views: 20616

Re: Delta employees threaten and harass family; kicked off flight for overbooking

I guess your next suggestion is that the passengers could have attempted to scan the boarding pass of the unboarded child as if that were a ticket purchased for the infant in arms. Apart from the obvious concerns of incorrect flight rosters, this *might* have been a possible work around. That was n...

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by alfa164
Thu May 04, 2017 4:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta employees threaten and harass family; kicked off flight
Replies: 204
Views: 20616

Re: Delta employees threaten and harass family; kicked off flight for overbooking

Passengers should be responsible for understanding the rules of the tickets they buy. I'm sure that this family hasn't read Delta's Contract of Carriage, nor did they explore the fare rules of their son's ticket. They decided to play Delta's game by buying a Delta ticket. If they had done this, or ...

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by alfa164
Thu May 04, 2017 3:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA to relaunch EWR-EZE
Replies: 42
Views: 7984

Re: UA to relaunch EWR-EZE

globalcabotage wrote:
Shocked that we haven't heard DTW is the answer! Maybe the moderators have finally put this DTW is the world nonsense to bed!

We could only hope... but he/she/it is whining full blast on another topic... :roll:

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by alfa164
Thu May 04, 2017 1:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA to relaunch EWR-EZE
Replies: 42
Views: 7984

Re: UA to relaunch EWR-EZE

I would love to see EWR-GIG come next. After the Olympics the hotel choices are much better coupled by great new cultural experiences (aside from the beach, beauty and excitement) of Rio, although the economy has yet to show serious signs of improvement. A 763 would be just fine, although naturally...

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by alfa164
Tue May 02, 2017 5:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sightseeing in a jetliner
Replies: 34
Views: 3830

Re: Sightseeing in a jetliner

At one time - when Venezuela was a more palatable destination - a couple of airlines were offering flights to see Angel Falls. I believe AeroPostal had a jet flight... but that was more than a decade ago.

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by alfa164
Mon May 01, 2017 11:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Serbia dropping AUH flights
Replies: 15
Views: 4556

Re: Air Serbia dropping AUH flights

JFK has been tough on them. With Hainan starting PEK direct flights and other competititors getting more aggressive at BEG, JU has suffered due to its poor connectivity and over-enthusiasm. JU will be a tough sell in the US. Not only is it virtually unknown, but the mere mention of "Serbia&quo...

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by alfa164
Mon May 01, 2017 11:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aeroflot FA's say work being reduced because they are fat
Replies: 26
Views: 4212

Re: Aeroflot FA's say work being reduce because they are fat

This is Russia. Work protections are quite stringent in the rest of the developed world and often surpass those in the US. Another typical anti-Russian slur on A.net. One could argue there is a bit much "over-protection" in many parts of the world. I will rephrase it for the original post...

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by alfa164
Mon May 01, 2017 11:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aeroflot FA's say work being reduced because they are fat
Replies: 26
Views: 4212

Re: Aeroflot FA's say work being reduce because they are fat

Weight MAY affect an FA's ability to do her primary job - assist in evacuations. So purely from that perspective, it may be in the passengers interest to have healthy crew manning the doors. FAs have regular retraining and have to demonstrate proficiency. Can you point to a study that shows thin pe...

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by alfa164
Mon May 01, 2017 4:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Newer Aeromexico uniform
Replies: 4
Views: 1232

Re: Newer Aeromexico uniform

I have to admit this one caught me by surprise. Here is a sneak of the new design. It is less colorful than the previous, but I find it looks more professional and less like a FA disguise! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EixMwOYAPd0 Vid is not mine! They look okay... but nothing special. The men's ...

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by alfa164
Mon May 01, 2017 3:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta pilot hits female passenger
Replies: 119
Views: 15092

Re: Delta pilot hits female passenger

What a pathetic society we are . If the pilot had just ignored it all, it would be "DELTA PILOT IGNORES FIGHT!!". Keep on with your National Enquirer like beliefs. :checkmark: You said it. The pilot is damned if he does, damned if he doesn't. And, as far as slaps or strikes go, that was n...

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by alfa164
Mon May 01, 2017 3:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aeroflot FA's say work being reduced because they are fat
Replies: 26
Views: 4212

Aeroflot FA's say work being reduced because they are fat

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For everyone who complains about US-based airlines having "aunties" for crew... perhaps it is time to book a ticket on SU:

http://www.cnn.com/videos/world/2017/04 ... ay-pkg.cnn

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by alfa164
Sat Apr 29, 2017 7:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sky Airlines Chile new livery
Replies: 10
Views: 1786

Re: Sky Airlines Chile new livery

With a name like "Sky Airlines", you might think they could come up with something more... well, sky-like.... in the livery. Clouds in some form? The sun (it was represented in the earlier logo)? The color blue somewhere ? The blue has completely disappeared. How about something creative; ...

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by alfa164
Sat Apr 29, 2017 12:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United and Dr. Dao reach settlement
Replies: 104
Views: 12847

Re: United and Dr. Dao reach settlement

Interesting...I didnt realise that part...I suppose that properly-structured are the operative words. Indeed. I had a family member receive a payout following an accident many years ago, and it was not subject to tax liability. Any attorney worth his salt will structure the payout so that this sett...

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by alfa164
Fri Apr 28, 2017 7:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL/KE -- viability of ICN in light of North Korea
Replies: 27
Views: 4254

Re: DL/KL -- viability of ICN in light of North Korea

I'm connecting through ICN in two weeks and I'm not concerned. Some people may think twice, but usually these events flare up for a few weeks and die off just as quickly. Tensions with North Korea are very cyclical in that respect, and have been for many, many years. In the overall scheme of a JV, ...

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by alfa164
Fri Apr 28, 2017 6:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta's Turn: Pax removed from plane
Replies: 177
Views: 16547

Re: Delta's Turn: Pax removed from plane

If airlines were fined like Greyhound for idling more than 30 seconds I guarantee you this you would not have gate squatters or loitering on the taxiways. I guarantee you things would change. If Greyhound gets fined why not the airlines huh ? heck Suburban Detroit city of Roseville a person cannot ...

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by alfa164
Fri Apr 28, 2017 6:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United and Dr. Dao reach settlement
Replies: 104
Views: 12847

Re: United and Dr. Dao reach settlement

Let's not forget he'd have to pay 40% tax on whatever he gets ? Could not tell you what the exact dollar amount is but it may not be as high as people think...probably low 7 figures if I were to hazard a guess. A huge percentage of that will go to the attorneys and another large chunk in taxes.... ...

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by alfa164
Fri Apr 28, 2017 6:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta's Turn: Pax removed from plane
Replies: 177
Views: 16547

Re: Delta's Turn: Pax removed from plane

So this plane pushed back and then had a delay before takeoff. What is the likelihood that the crew knew of the delay before they pushed back? My guess is high! So why did they push back? To keep DL's vaunted on-time ratings. Something for the people blaming the passenger to think about. About a 50...

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by alfa164
Fri Apr 28, 2017 4:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United and Dr. Dao reach settlement
Replies: 104
Views: 12847

Re: United and Dr. Dao reach settlement

Given his injuries, I'm sure United paid for all of his medical expenses and I wouldn't be surprised if United pays for full healthcare coverage for life. Assuming the settlement is not covered by any type of insurance, where/how do these charges appear on United's financial statements? How are Dr ...

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