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by alfa164
Wed Jul 26, 2017 4:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: QR Service to ATL Caused DL to End Doha Service; DL Considers ME/India Return
Replies: 114
Views: 11577

Re: Delta considering a return to the Middle East and India

Wait...what? Miami having a bigger Hispanic population is 100% related to geography and culture not because of population size. Both in Detroit and Atlanta, the Chinese population is .8% of the population. That puts Detroit's Chinese community at 44k and Atlanta's at 49k. Atlanta's Indian community...

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by alfa164
Wed Jul 26, 2017 3:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: QR Service to ATL Caused DL to End Doha Service; DL Considers ME/India Return
Replies: 114
Views: 11577

Re: Delta considering a return to the Middle East and India

The scope of the data hasn't changed one bit. Atlantas Indian community is still significantly larger. Plus the 2016 demographic data hasn't come out yet. Why not post aviation relevant data like PDEW to make your case. NY/NJ area has a whole lot of Indian origins, with no connection to India. Over...

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by alfa164
Tue Jul 25, 2017 4:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Another DL PR issue. This time FOX Sports host and family not allowed to travel
Replies: 123
Views: 12013

Re: Another DL PR issue. This time FOX Sports host and family not allowed to travel

mcdu wrote:
I highly suspect that the next day DL realized their mistake and let them fly.

Do you have any - any - evidence to support that? Or are you just making things up?

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by alfa164
Tue Jul 25, 2017 4:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Mother Sues UA Over Lap Child Incident
Replies: 65
Views: 5217

Re: Mother Sues UA Over Lap Child Incidentp

TVNWZ wrote:
[I can tell you for sure, a child that size on your lap for that trip was excruciatingly horrible.

And, as I understand it, a violation of FAA rules.

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by alfa164
Tue Jul 25, 2017 2:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Another DL PR issue. This time FOX Sports host and family not allowed to travel
Replies: 123
Views: 12013

Re: Another DL PR issue. This time FOX Sports host and family not allowed to travel

D L X wrote:
Look, you're making up a lot of crap on this thread to try to save face. Maybe it's time you should let it be.


This thread has turned into one jealous UA employee vs. the world... :roll:

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by alfa164
Mon Jul 24, 2017 5:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Another DL PR issue. This time FOX Sports host and family not allowed to travel
Replies: 123
Views: 12013

Re: Another DL PR issue. This time FOX Sports host and family not allowed to travel

Elementalism wrote:
This stupid thread is still going?

Yes; the UA employee responsible for it keeps trying to justify it... :roll:

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by alfa164
Mon Jul 24, 2017 3:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Another DL PR issue. This time FOX Sports host and family not allowed to travel
Replies: 123
Views: 12013

Re: Another DL PR issue. This time FOX Sports host and family not allowed to travel

While schools don't send kids home for lice. DL stops European return home at connection point for this family when the child discovered lice enroute. WN was lice friendly. So the FOX sports host bought tickets on WN to get home after DL left them stranded in MSP. Big question is did DL take the ai...

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by alfa164
Mon Jul 24, 2017 3:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Another DL PR issue. This time FOX Sports host and family not allowed to travel
Replies: 123
Views: 12013

Re: Another DL PR issue. This time FOX Sports host and family not allowed to travel

While schools don't send kids home for lice. DL stops European return home at connection point for this family when the child discovered lice enroute. WN was lice friendly. So the FOX sports host bought tickets on WN to get home after DL left them stranded in MSP. Big question is did DL take the ai...

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by alfa164
Sat Jul 22, 2017 1:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SXM: Maho Beach Road to be rerouted following fatality
Replies: 64
Views: 11150

Re: SXM: Maho Beach Road to be rerouted following fatality

I'm not an expert on this area and I'm assuming this would be cost prohibitive, but would a tunnel under the runway work? Tunnels can be bored through rock - especially soft rock, like chalk, which is easy to bore - but "boring" through sand would be well nigh impossible. Therefore, it wo...

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by alfa164
Fri Jul 21, 2017 5:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta moves seat of Ann Coulter
Replies: 317
Views: 27572

Re: Delta moves seat of Ann Coulter

Who says the seat charges are covered by the Contract of Carriage? . In case you missed last 100-200 posts of this thread or any other airline PR threads, CoC has supremacy over Constitution of United States, Citizens Bill of Rights and certain portions of Declaration of Independence. ...and some p...

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by alfa164
Fri Jul 21, 2017 1:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL will fund LGA terminal project without Goldman
Replies: 69
Views: 8971

Re: DL will fund LGA terminal project without Goldman

Congrats to everyone who pays the ancillary fees...you're paying for this upgrade. Or, we can continue to under-invest in LGA (and the biggest U.S. airports in general) and everybody can keep declaring what a crap-hole is LaGuardia. Unless they plan to re-align the runways or build new runways, it'...

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by alfa164
Fri Jul 21, 2017 1:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL plans to relaunch ATL-PVG in 2018
Replies: 61
Views: 7797

Re: DL plans to relaunch ATL-PVG in 2018

You guys seem pretty sure that MSP will never have a flight to China, but Delta has eluded to it multiple times, and PVG will soon be (or might already already be) their second most important Asia "hub" after ICN. I wouldn't discount it completely... Delta eludes to a lot stuff when it su...

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by alfa164
Wed Jul 19, 2017 7:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Another DL PR issue. This time FOX Sports host and family not allowed to travel
Replies: 123
Views: 12013

Re: Another DL PR issue. This time FOX Sports host and family not allowed to travel

mcdu wrote:
Some attorney could make a very good case in court. If only an attorney was involved in one of these cases....


All the competent attorneys are busy filing legitimate cases against United... rather than frivolous cases that would get them laughed out of Court... ;)

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by alfa164
Wed Jul 19, 2017 3:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta moves seat of Ann Coulter
Replies: 317
Views: 27572

Re: Delta moves seat of Ann Coulter

http://www.theblaze.com/news/2017/07/18/this-is-ann-coulters-proof-that-she-was-secretly-targeted-by-delta-for-political-reasons/ If true this is worse than Dao. Using political bias to disrupt a passengers travel is extremely shameful. Perhaps this is why DL protested so loudly. To divert attentio...

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by alfa164
Wed Jul 19, 2017 10:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta moves seat of Ann Coulter
Replies: 317
Views: 27572

Re: Delta moves seat of Ann Coulter

Nope, you pay for a specific seat in a great many cases. . Maybe you think so... but legally, you are wrong. Could you point out the court case were a judge made that decision? As you talk about somebody being legally wrong. If you can't grasp the concept of Contract Law, perhaps we should explain ...

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by alfa164
Wed Jul 19, 2017 6:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta moves seat of Ann Coulter
Replies: 317
Views: 27572

Re: Delta moves seat of Ann Coulter

Not exactly; you pay for a seat in a particular section of the aircraft. And I still don't understand why people are so anal-retentive about seats... Nope, you pay for a specific seat in a great many cases. . Maybe you think so... but legally, you are wrong. The CoC exists, but nobody cares about i...

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by alfa164
Tue Jul 18, 2017 9:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL off taxiway causes other carriers cancels and delays
Replies: 15
Views: 4786

Re: DL off taxiway causes other carriers cancels and delays

The article goes on to state that to handle the boom in traffic, Ashville airport is going through the biggest construction since 1961. Does this mean Emirates may bring the A380 or will they stick to the 777 when announced? Wait do you seriously think Emirates is going to launch Asheville, much le...

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by alfa164
Tue Jul 18, 2017 9:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta moves seat of Ann Coulter
Replies: 317
Views: 27572

Re: Delta moves seat of Ann Coulter

If you watch her interview in the listed link, she explains that the $30 was never her concern. She was very specific about the window seat not being as roomy as the aisle seat. Again, first world problems, but the $30 wasn't her issue. Since when is a window seat "not as roomy" as an ais...

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by alfa164
Tue Jul 18, 2017 12:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta moves seat of Ann Coulter
Replies: 317
Views: 27572

Re: Delta moves seat of Ann Coulter

People can hammer as much as they want to on the airlines right to change your seat assignment. If the airline lets you pay for your seat assignment that right is gone. You paid for this one seat. If the airline still wants to move you, they should at least pay you immediately back what you paid fo...

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by alfa164
Tue Jul 18, 2017 8:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta moves seat of Ann Coulter
Replies: 317
Views: 27572

Re: Delta Finally Getting Some Negative Coverage

How come so many in America can't agree to disagree....... Because to some people - and Ann Coulter is one of the worst - anyone who disagrees with you is the enemy, and must be eliminated, exterminated, or shut down. In the USA, it is compared to throwing red meat to the dogs... and she makes a lo...

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by alfa164
Sun Jul 16, 2017 6:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Applies For LAX-PEK
Replies: 420
Views: 76065

Re: AA Applies For LAX-PEK

Except that, as of now, only Skyteam partners are scheduled to move to Daxing; OneWorld and and Star Alliance airlines will remain at Beijing Capital. Are you suggesting that AA will try to jump ship to Daxing - and leave its (admittedly limited) OW connecting partners behind? And has anyone sugges...

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by alfa164
Sun Jul 16, 2017 6:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Key West (KEYW) to extend available easterly takeoff distance by 277 feet
Replies: 28
Views: 4928

Re: Key West (KEYW) to extend available easterly takeoff distance by 277 feet

In practice, it's not just a safety margin, but an operational margin as well: A 5% increase in available takeoff distance could translate into a few less blocked-out seats, and/or a little more fuel being carried. You could maybe say...It provides an operational gain equivalent to adding winglets....

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by alfa164
Sun Jul 16, 2017 6:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Applies For LAX-PEK
Replies: 420
Views: 76065

Re: AA Applies For LAX-PEK

... which of course means that Delta will, in the future, flow connections over Daxing to points in interior China ... just like AA. Except that, as of now, only Skyteam partners are scheduled to move to Daxing; OneWorld and and Star Alliance airlines will remain at Beijing Capital. Are you suggest...

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by alfa164
Sun Jul 16, 2017 5:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta and Korean sign JVA
Replies: 478
Views: 48611

Re: Delta and Korean sign JVA

Remember that DL and KE can still connect passengers at ICN into China but those markets cannot be a part of the JV. There is little reason for DL to connect China passengers at ICN if it can carry them via its non-JV partnership with China Eastern but KE can carry US passengers, including on DL op...

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by alfa164
Sun Jul 16, 2017 9:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta and Korean sign JVA
Replies: 478
Views: 48611

Re: Delta and Korean sign JVA

@klm617, I agree, but rephrasing your final sentence to "MSP-ICN will never be added daily unless it's on a CS500 ". The CS300 doesn't have the range, with reserves. There is an O&D market in MSP for Asia, and DL has committed to the C-series, but DTW is the better connecting airport ...

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by alfa164
Sat Jul 15, 2017 9:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta and Korean sign JVA
Replies: 478
Views: 48611

Re: Delta and Korean sign JVA

pezzy669 wrote:
... they sit around a conference table saying 'How can we stick it to DTW next? Oh let's add another ATL-ICN flight, that will show them!'

Unfortunately, that is probably the only part of your (excellent, by the way) post the noted DTW troll will read... :roll:

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by alfa164
Fri Jul 14, 2017 10:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta and Korean sign JVA
Replies: 478
Views: 48611

Re: Delta and Korean sign JVA

@klm617, I agree, but rephrasing your final sentence to "MSP-ICN will never be added daily unless it's on a CS500 ". The CS300 doesn't have the range, with reserves. There is an O&D market in MSP for Asia, and DL has committed to the C-series, but DTW is the better connecting airport ...

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by alfa164
Fri Jul 14, 2017 4:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta and Korean sign JVA
Replies: 478
Views: 48611

Re: Delta and Korean sign JVA

If additional frequencies are necessary from the US to ICN to compensate for the capacity loss caused by dropping the 744, then it makes far more logistical sense to add flights from hubs with the most connectivity — ergo, ATL followed by SEA. ATL is DL's globally recognized mega hub, and in an era...

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by alfa164
Fri Jul 14, 2017 4:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta posts Q2 2017 profit $1.85 Billion USD
Replies: 62
Views: 9356

Re: Delta posts Q2 2017 profit $1.85 Billion USD

Remember with so few players in the market right now it's not hard to turn a profit. Remember when there was real completion in the market Delta was in bankruptcy court. Only American and Southwest were the only airline not to file bankruptcy after 9/11 travel collapse. What are you talking about? ...

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by alfa164
Wed Jul 12, 2017 9:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta and Korean sign JVA
Replies: 478
Views: 48611

Re: Delta and Korean sign JVA

klm, I always find your posts intriguing if not laughable. You strike me as a PMNW employee that is still bitter about the merger nearly after decade after it was completed. I know everyone says you're a troll, but I think you're just a sad, angry former NWA employee with a victimist attitude that ...

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by alfa164
Fri Jul 07, 2017 4:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IndiGo to go longhaul!!
Replies: 51
Views: 10031

Re: IndiGo to go longhaul!!

[IndiGo can obviously operate a hub. The worrying fact is they can operate a hub in any of the top 5 Indian Airports. They have such a good feed network. The connections which either of these provide are no match to the depth and timings of 6E. 6E only needs to develop the long haul network, and if...

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by alfa164
Thu Jul 06, 2017 6:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: $4000+ cash stolen in EK First on CDG-DXB
Replies: 67
Views: 10297

Re: $4000+ cash stolen in EK First on CDG-DXB

horsepowerchef wrote:
When I travel, there are 2 things that are never more than arms reach away...my wallet(cash/cards) and my phone, regardless of what class I'm flying in...

I would add: "... and my passport."

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by alfa164
Thu Jul 06, 2017 6:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IndiGo to go longhaul!!
Replies: 51
Views: 10031

Re: IndiGo to go longhaul!!

TBH, this is the biggest threat that ME3 have ever faced. Much bigger than any laptop ban or anything else. Y passengers contribute a large part of revenue. And obviously, 6E will also have some Norwegian/Scoot/AirAsia X like 180° recline seats. The advantages of nonstops over one stop might pull e...

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by alfa164
Thu Jul 06, 2017 5:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Detroit Air Service Discussion Part 5
Replies: 870
Views: 60566

Re: Detroit Air Service Discussion Part 5

One neat new development in DTW regards Lufthansa. As of today they are now running the 747-400 on the DTW / FRA run instead of the usual A340-300. I believe the schedule goes through at least the end of September so there is some more Queen of the Sky action at DTW these days! https://youtu.be/5gi...

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by alfa164
Thu Jul 06, 2017 12:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Suspects in the shooting down of the MH17 passenger jet will be prosecuted in a Dutch court
Replies: 43
Views: 9303

Re: MH17 suspects trailed in The Netherlands

Russia has torpedoed a UN tribunal, so the only route open was either an international tribunal, set-up by the five countries involved or give one jurisdiction. The five countries involved decided the latter. This is, as I understand it, because it was harder to make a jurisdiction, procedures etc....

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by alfa164
Thu Jul 06, 2017 3:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Suspects in the shooting down of the MH17 passenger jet will be prosecuted in a Dutch court
Replies: 43
Views: 9303

Re: MH17 suspects trailed in The Netherlands

While you are correct that without the help of Russia this is going nowhere today , it is very important that the authorities and parties concerned here continue to move forward with the legal process. Otherwise, we concede to the Russians that their thug-like behavior is acceptable. Too many innoce...

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by alfa164
Wed Jul 05, 2017 6:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL releases anti-ME3 video
Replies: 196
Views: 19486

Re: DL releases anti-ME3 video

I think over all it was smart of Delta to make this video. It likely will not have a huge effect, but overall it could encourage Delta passengers to stick with Delta, and stay away from the ME3. I think that the best thing that Delta can do keep giving people a great customer experience from the be...

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by alfa164
Tue Jul 04, 2017 3:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways in talks with Delta to sell up to 24% stake for around $310 million
Replies: 66
Views: 9887

Re: Jet Airways in talks with Delta to sell up to 24% stake for around $310 million

It makes sense than 9W would hire someone competent... as opposed to some political lackey... You do realize that 9W is not government owned so the CEO is not a political appointment right? You have it confused with AI Of course I realize that.. I was pointing out the differences in the way 9W appr...

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by alfa164
Mon Jul 03, 2017 7:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways in talks with Delta to sell up to 24% stake for around $310 million
Replies: 66
Views: 9887

Re: Jet Airways in talks with Delta to sell up to 24% stake for around $310 million

Shocking and very coincidental! things are moving very quick at 9W.... Vinay Dube from Senior Vice President - Asia Pacific for Delta Air Lines becomes the CEO of Jet Airways. Sources: http://news.delta.com/leader-bio-vinay-dube-svp-asia-pacific http://www.livemint.com/Companies/6Tw3N6JS0M7SXlmNG5s...

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by alfa164
Sun Jul 02, 2017 3:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Detroit Air Service Discussion Part 5
Replies: 870
Views: 60566

Re: Detroit Air Service Discussion Part 5

Facts are correct, but assertion is not. No one ever seriously said DTW shouldn't exist. The staunchest critics say it should be small... like OAK. Apparently, Detroit is working hard to shrink to that "small" size you envision: http://www.destinationtips.com/destinations/12-of-the-worst-...

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by alfa164
Sat Jul 01, 2017 6:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL Pas get $100 Vouchers for getting soaked with water
Replies: 30
Views: 6006

Re: DL Pas get $100 Vouchers for getting soaked with water

Water and condensation dripping from the ceiling and bins is very common. Unfortunately there is no perfect way to disperse the condensation in the cabin. This time of year when it is incredibly humid makes it even more difficult. Usually it is only a few drops and more likely on rotation or landin...

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by alfa164
Sat Jul 01, 2017 4:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL Pas get $100 Vouchers for getting soaked with water
Replies: 30
Views: 6006

Re: DL Pas get $100 Vouchers for getting soaked with water

Water and condensation dripping from the ceiling and bins is very common. Unfortunately there is no perfect way to disperse the condensation in the cabin. This time of year when it is incredibly humid makes it even more difficult. Usually it is only a few drops and more likely on rotation or landin...

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by alfa164
Sat Jul 01, 2017 4:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Would an AI IndiGo merger produce a global Giant?
Replies: 48
Views: 5091

Re: Would an AI IndiGo merger produce a global Giant?

Two real issues - regardless of the airline(s) involved - in becoming a "global giant" in India: 1).. Airport facilities and infrastructure are greatly inadequate compared to other nearby countries; and 2).. Any country that requires a visa for even transit passengers will never become a m...

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by alfa164
Sat Jul 01, 2017 4:02 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: YTZ Removes ad That was Insulting to cows
Replies: 35
Views: 3124

Re: YTZ Removes ad That was Insulting to cows

It's also very insulting for those of us who farm cows. Whilst treating cows like shit (holding them in feedlots, feeding them nothing but grain, beating them etc) is the way of life in some parts of the world, in the better parts of the planet we treat the bovine creatures entrusted to us with res...

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by alfa164
Fri Jun 30, 2017 6:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Detroit Air Service Discussion Part 5
Replies: 870
Views: 60566

Re: Detroit Air Service Discussion Part 5

Does DL plan to upgrade the shitty club lounges in McNamara? Actually, the lounge (in the central area) at DTW was my favorite lounge in the Delta system. Too many of their "upgrades" at other airports went to making sleek, bland, and plastic-y spaces.. more like glorified Student Union B...

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by alfa164
Fri Jun 30, 2017 3:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Fire at JFK Terminal 4 panda express
Replies: 12
Views: 3051

Re: Fire at JFK Terminal 4 panda express

To clarify to people outside the US: Panda Express is not an airline of any sort, but a fast food Chinese place in the terminal (I'm sure I have eaten at this one) It's also worth clarifying that not all of their dishes contain real Panda. A lot of them contain artificially flavored imitation Panda...

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by alfa164
Fri Jun 30, 2017 3:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Detroit Air Service Discussion Part 5
Replies: 870
Views: 60566

Re: Detroit Air Service Discussion Part 5

Again I think the approached that needs to be tan with the ME3 or FI should be what do we need to do to bring you into this market rather than he is what we are offering take it or leave it and these carriers that are unwilling or uninterested in the DTW market should be known so the people of Detr...

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by alfa164
Thu Jun 29, 2017 6:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France will launch Atlanta from Guadeloupe and Martinique
Replies: 91
Views: 15483

Re: Air France will launch Atlanta from Guadeloupe and Martinique

AF will launch flights from PTP (Guadeloupe) and FDF (Martinique) to Atlanta 2 times per week from December with an A320. http://www.luchtzak.be/airlines/air-france/air-france-will-link-atlanta-french-antilles-december-2017/ Another dumb move by AF. ATL? Everyone and his/her emotional support lobst...

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by alfa164
Thu Jun 29, 2017 5:52 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Do you say "SAS" or "S-A-S" and "ANA" or "A-N-A"?
Replies: 42
Views: 2329

Re: Do you say "SAS" or "S-A-S" and "ANA" or "A-N-A"?

727LOVER wrote:
A-N-A
S-A-S
T-W-A
B-E-A
K-L-M
T-S-A

And E-V-A... not "Eva".

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by alfa164
Tue Jun 27, 2017 10:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta and Korean sign JVA
Replies: 478
Views: 48611

Re: Delta and Korean sign JVA

Therefore, the LCCs will poach the leisure pax from the JP carriers, not from DL or KE, and it is OW and *A that will lose much more revenue than ST by the advent of the LCCs. I remain highly skeptical for all the myriad of reasons already described by myself and others. I think the far more likely...

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