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by tlecam
Fri Jun 23, 2017 4:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA LAX-SFO all Eagle now
Replies: 73
Views: 8494

Re: AA LAX-SFO all Eagle now

I get the issue with the Eagle's Nest, but I couldn't care less about whether its mainline/regional if they're flying Embraer 170/75's. No middle seats, more comfortable seats. If they are RJ200s or 145s then it would be a different conversation.

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by tlecam
Thu Jun 22, 2017 9:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar Airways to buy 10 pc of American Airlines
Replies: 62
Views: 12510

Re: Qatar Airways to buy 10 pc of American Airlines

Is Qatar proposing to buy open market shares or are they doing this via a deal with AA?

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by tlecam
Mon Jun 19, 2017 4:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Air Lines at DFW
Replies: 35
Views: 7285

Re: Delta Air Lines at DFW

For the record, I don't think BOS/RDU-DFW are necessarily likely, but I personally thought they were both more likely than BOS/RDU-AUS, so all bets are off in that regard. I would be extremely surprised to see anything more than 3x daily E75s on BOS-DFW or 2x daily E75s on RDU-DFW. Personally, I wo...

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by tlecam
Sun Jun 11, 2017 1:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: El Al inaugurates the Dreamliner with new J and Y+ classes
Replies: 54
Views: 12095

Re: El Al inaugurates the Dreamliner with new J and Y+ classes

Pullmantur even! To the OP it's REVEALED not REVILED! I should imagine EL AL will initially use the 787 to LHR and JFK. C'mon, English likely isn't his first language. There are ways to make the suggestion politely. I think that El Al did a nice job. I wish this was being rolled out a bit earlier -...

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by tlecam
Sat Jun 10, 2017 1:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation - Part 13
Replies: 605
Views: 62354

Re: Boston Aviation - Part 13

DL flies those 752 international DL One configuration planes from JFK to SFO too, so they probably have some sort of a W pattern.

That corner by Legal's must have been packed with them trying to board a 752 in the evening rush.

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by tlecam
Fri Jun 09, 2017 1:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation - Part 13
Replies: 605
Views: 62354

Re: Boston Aviation - Part 13

Delta announced the SFO flights yesterday: http://news.delta.com/delta-launches-bos-sfo-route-delta-one-cabin-enhanced-amenities I've been curious about the gate usage - the morning flight should be easier to accomodate and used A17 this morning. The late afternoon (4:00) flight also used Gate A17. ...

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by tlecam
Mon Jun 05, 2017 5:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation - Part 13
Replies: 605
Views: 62354

Re: Boston Aviation - Part 13

PS - I assume that the engine delivered by Antonov was for the TAP 332 that diverted back to BOS on 5/31. Can anyone confirm?

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by tlecam
Mon Jun 05, 2017 5:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation - Part 13
Replies: 605
Views: 62354

Re: Boston Aviation - Part 13

An unusual Russian cargo plan landed at Logan to deliver a spare engine: http://www.universalhub.com/2017/russians-are-landing-russians-are-landing Question for all of the Terminal A travelers out here - I hadn't been flying much out of Logan, but recently started up again for work. I was pretty sho...

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by tlecam
Tue May 30, 2017 9:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future Hubs: Where could it happen?
Replies: 120
Views: 13132

Re: Future Hubs: Where could it happen?

This is a question I've though about for a while, but I've wondered what cites/airports have the highest change at becoming a "hub" for a airline. Some ideas I have include: -RDU for DL? -BOS for DL -PDX for DL? Does any other airline rate high enough to get an option or is this really a ...

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by tlecam
Tue May 30, 2017 6:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future Hubs: Where could it happen?
Replies: 120
Views: 13132

Re: Future Hubs: Where could it happen?

Would Austin-Bergstrom be a potential hub for DL to get back into the Texas market? ATX is a lot smaller than DFW and IAH, but Austin is a booming city and it's smack dab in the middle of the Texas triangle. I could see DL doing something in AUS similar to what they've done in RDU. I think it would...

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by tlecam
Tue May 30, 2017 5:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future Hubs: Where could it happen?
Replies: 120
Views: 13132

Re: Future Hubs: Where could it happen?

BOS is a domestic hub. Only 5 intl destinations. The thread author didn't specify that we are only talking international hubs. But yes you are correct currently it is not an international hub. Another possibility in the future, is some sort of midwest hub for AS or B6. Plenty of old hub airports wi...

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by tlecam
Tue May 30, 2017 5:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future Hubs: Where could it happen?
Replies: 120
Views: 13132

Re: Future Hubs: Where could it happen?

If anyone opens up a new hub, I think it will be AS or B6. With regards to BOS, DL already calls it a hub. But it's not a hub in (at least what I think of) the typical use of the word with large connecting banks etc...) DL is going after O&D for corporate contracts. It's attractive because neith...

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by tlecam
Mon May 29, 2017 2:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Swiss receives first CS300 aircraft
Replies: 22
Views: 4886

Re: Swiss receives first CS300 aircraft

DL CS100 delivery begins spring 2018.

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by tlecam
Mon May 29, 2017 2:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BBC: BA Boss Alex Cruz "Won't Resign" Over IT Fiasco
Replies: 34
Views: 5030

Re: BBC: BA Boss Alex Cruz "Won't Resign" Over IT Fiasco

He may not need to resign...that decision could be made for him.

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by tlecam
Mon May 29, 2017 1:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA and DL in BOS as focus city. Is the future uncertain?
Replies: 101
Views: 10321

Re: AA and DL in BOS as focus city. Is the future uncertain?

One of the other BOS folks may remember better than I do, but I don't think any current airline lost a hangar; I think there was a re-shuffling and renovating of some of the other hangars (for example,the old NW hangar). DL, B6 and AA all still have hangars. The old AA hangar (building 16) was demol...

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by tlecam
Mon May 29, 2017 1:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA and DL in BOS as focus city. Is the future uncertain?
Replies: 101
Views: 10321

Re: AA and DL in BOS as focus city. Is the future uncertain?

Eventually Massport will be expanding Logan's footprint down the line. First priority for them is the Terminal E expansion (phase 1 will bring online 4 new gates) and all of the Terminal B work. I would think come 2021-2022 Massport will take a serious look at moving the Hyatt hotel, the Massport o...

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by tlecam
Mon May 29, 2017 1:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA and DL in BOS as focus city. Is the future uncertain?
Replies: 101
Views: 10321

Re: AA and DL in BOS as focus city. Is the future uncertain?

DL traded DCA slots to US for LGA slots. DL flies BOS-LGA. US (now AA) flies LGA-DCA.

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by tlecam
Mon May 29, 2017 12:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Anonymous Delta Employee: PAX and Crew Are in This Together.
Replies: 26
Views: 6891

Re: Anonymous Delta Employee: PAX and Crew Are in This Together.

It seems odd to complain about profits at companies that spent decades being unprofitable.

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by tlecam
Sun May 28, 2017 11:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA and DL in BOS as focus city. Is the future uncertain?
Replies: 101
Views: 10321

Re: AA and DL in BOS as focus city. Is the future uncertain?

Actually, I think it would be quite possible to build a CBP facility for Terminal A as part of the satellite, either over Harborside Drive or in the parking lot (taxi staging lot?) across Harborside Drive and southwest of the satellite. It'd be fairly straightforward to add a sterile corridor from ...

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by tlecam
Sun May 28, 2017 10:52 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: UA 767-424ER
Replies: 7
Views: 1533

Re: UA 767-424ER

They aren't the "pods" in business that you typically find in the configurations with all aisle access on other airlines. However, they're comfortable, 180 degree lay flat seats. I think that the footwell is a little tighter than the other seats on the windows seats. When traveling solo, t...

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by tlecam
Sun May 28, 2017 10:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future LH Expansion
Replies: 55
Views: 11431

Re: Future LH Expansion

I realize that you're asking about FRA and MUC but I wonder if Berlin is an opportunity for growth given the AirBerlin situation? At least for long haul - Berlin is a huge city and is relatively under served, internationally. Granted the airport situation is not good, but I wonder if it is mid to lo...

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by tlecam
Sat May 27, 2017 8:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA and DL in BOS as focus city. Is the future uncertain?
Replies: 101
Views: 10321

Re: AA and DL in BOS as focus city. Is the future uncertain?

I generally agree that the transfer isn't bad from E-A but the CBP can be brutal in the summer.

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by tlecam
Fri May 19, 2017 5:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta to issue RFP for up to 150 Narrowbodies?
Replies: 114
Views: 18265

Re: Delta to issue RFP for up to 150 Narrowbodies?

I wonder which existing fleet replacements they're going after? They have 321 and 739's on order, along with the CS100. This seems to be targeting the 150-160 seat gauge?

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by tlecam
Thu May 18, 2017 2:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL CRJ's this summer...
Replies: 55
Views: 7835

Re: DL CRJ's this summer...

As a customer, I've noticed the reduction of ERJ and CR200 flying in that I'm rarely on one now, on the same routes where they were a regular occurence previously. Specifically flights to smaller mid-west cities like CMH and DSM.

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by tlecam
Mon May 15, 2017 9:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation - Part 13
Replies: 605
Views: 62354

Re: Boston Aviation - Part 13

If Alitalia finally bites the dust, I suspect DL would run something seasonally on BOS-FCO. Not sure about MXP. I think we talked about the BOS-MXP PDEW awhile back, but I can't recall. DL has a bunch of 339 coming - they could either use one of those, or replace a 763 on an existing route with a 33...

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by tlecam
Mon May 15, 2017 9:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MSP - Role In DL Network and Expansion Potential
Replies: 269
Views: 21711

Re: MSP - Role In DL Network and Expansion Potential

ILUVDC10S wrote:
Oh and food for thought is DL is actually owned by Warren Buffet Berkshire Hathaway Company holdings dug a bit into DL Ownership .


?? I'm not sure that I follow you? BH owns about 8% of the DL stock.

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by tlecam
Mon May 15, 2017 1:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why is United being indecisive with fleet plans?
Replies: 45
Views: 8587

Re: Why is United being indecisive with fleet plans?

My take: I think that we will see fewer large scale purchases and more smaller deals. A couple of other factors - prospectives for international and domestic growth have changed, causing them to revisit fleet decisions. Also, lots of new C-suite executives coming in, who are doing their own assessme...

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by tlecam
Fri May 12, 2017 5:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta and Korean sign JVA
Replies: 225
Views: 23562

Re: Delta and Korean sign JVA

Re; Boston, I would guess that the route would favor the 787 (KE) or the 350 (DL). Not sure about economics of a 777. I don't think it would be a 747/380 route, and I'm not sure if a HGW 339 has the legs to do it? Someone smarter than me will know.

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by tlecam
Thu May 11, 2017 6:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta and Korean sign JVA
Replies: 225
Views: 23562

Re: Delta and Korean sign JVA

Per Edward Russell on FlightGlobal, Delta is aiming for the KE partnership by June.

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by tlecam
Thu May 11, 2017 1:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Air Lines orders 30 additional A321s
Replies: 166
Views: 29516

Re: Delta Air Lines orders 30 additional A321s

I imagine some 57's get retired, perhaps more transcontinental routes get layflat seats and perhaps some are used for smaller gauge TATL flights?

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by tlecam
Thu May 11, 2017 12:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What Makes SEA Better Than NRT For Delta
Replies: 154
Views: 14656

Re: What Makes SEA Better Than NRT For Delta

I have a few thoughts, several of which smarter people above have already mentioned: 1. The Japanese economy 2. The lack of a JV partner in Tokyo 3. The emergence of Haneda requiring split ops in a sub-optimal way. 4. A bet on the market; DL can serve more of the US domestic market with more flights...

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by tlecam
Thu May 11, 2017 12:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Air Lines orders 30 additional A321s
Replies: 166
Views: 29516

Re: Delta Air Lines orders 30 additional A321s

Interesting news. They're going to have a lot of 321s flying around over the next 5 years.

I apologize for my ignorance, but are these 321 CEO or NEO?

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by tlecam
Wed May 10, 2017 5:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA Agent Canceled His Reservation Because He Filmed Her in Bag Dispute
Replies: 163
Views: 14670

Re: UA Agent Canceled His Reservation Because He Filmed Her in Bag Dispute

Even still, how does slurring ones words equate into the cancellation of a ticket? If the agent believes a passenger to be intoxicated they cannot allow them to check in. The check in process has already started and is thus cancelled. The itinerary for that day can also be "cancelled" whi...

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by tlecam
Wed May 10, 2017 2:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA Agent Canceled His Reservation Because He Filmed Her in Bag Dispute
Replies: 163
Views: 14670

Re: UA Agent Canceled His Reservation Because He Filmed Her in Bag Dispute

I generally agree with the comments about us not having the full story, but the one thing that is just a really bad look for UA is the employee telling him that she's calling the police and cancelling his ticket because he recorded her without her permission. Any other poor behavior on the part of t...

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by tlecam
Sun May 07, 2017 9:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation - Part 13
Replies: 605
Views: 62354

Re: Boston Aviation - Part 13

I follow a BA captain on twitter who flies the A380. He recently flew to BOS. When asked for his thoughts he said it was great a;though the airport felt a little tight - like it wasn't designed for aircraft with that wingspan.

I wanted to tell him to try driving in Beacon Hill or Charlestown.

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by tlecam
Sun May 07, 2017 9:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Worries for Airbus and Boeing widebody backlogs?
Replies: 22
Views: 4541

Re: Worries for Airbus and Boeing widebody backlogs?

I agree with the other posters. One potential side effect could be increased M&A activity. In particular, I could see them exploring a play for BBD, instead of developing their own new narrow body aircrafts. Could be less expensive and/or less risky than internal R&D.

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by tlecam
Sun May 07, 2017 9:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Are the UK economy and air travel on a downhill slope?
Replies: 53
Views: 5621

Re: Are the UK economy and air travel on a downhill slope?

If anything, I'd guess that London is experiencing a pre-brexit boom. Lots of billable hours for firms working on bailout related changes. I wouldn't expect to see economic impact until the exit negotiations are further along and the banks and insurance companies have made their plans more definitiv...

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by tlecam
Sun May 07, 2017 9:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Which destination would Austrian probably add next?
Replies: 45
Views: 4749

Re: Which destination would Austrian probably add next?

With Brexit, Vienna is a city that will likely benefit from increased business, especially finance and manufacturing. I wouldn't be surprised to see additional cities pop up. I think that BOS, SFO and Tokyo are all reasonable, especially the latter too.

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stlgph wrote:
727LOVER wrote:
Where does Austrian currently fly in North America?


http://bfy.tw/BdQn


:lol:

I love that site.

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by tlecam
Sun May 07, 2017 9:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 5/7/2017: DL Adds JFK-PWM, NK Cuts Fall Capacity with Frequency, SK Reduces BOS
Replies: 39
Views: 7972

Re: OAG Changes 5/7/2017: DL Adds JFK-PWM, NK Cuts Fall Capacity with Frequency, SK Reduces BOS

Can't say I miss the old AE satellite. I only used it semi-regularly from 2000-2003. It was actually fine during normal ops but it was a nightmare during irrops. I did appreciate all of the direct flights that AA ran. I wonder if massport has considered using the terminal for Terminal E over crowdin...

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by tlecam
Sun May 07, 2017 1:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 5/7/2017: DL Adds JFK-PWM, NK Cuts Fall Capacity with Frequency, SK Reduces BOS
Replies: 39
Views: 7972

Re: OAG Changes 5/7/2017: DL Adds JFK-PWM, NK Cuts Fall Capacity with Frequency, SK Reduces BOS

Re: the BOS - CPH flights, I believe they're going to a 330 3x/week from the privatair 737.

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by tlecam
Sat May 06, 2017 2:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will an airport be named after Obama?
Replies: 70
Views: 8611

Re: Will an airport be named after Obama?

Unless it started as a brand new build, however unlikely, I don't like changing names. They did this with the triborough bridge in NYC (RFK) in 2008mand I've yet to hear anyone call it anything other than the Triborough.

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by tlecam
Fri May 05, 2017 12:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA EWR passenger sent to SFO instead of CDG
Replies: 127
Views: 14468

Re: UA EWR passenger sent to SFO instead of CDG

Once again the passenger and the employees are not using their brains for the intended purpose. The passenger should be able to read and alert someone at the gate. I have empathy for her in that she likely was overwhelmed by the whole experience. However, for the employees, one of the primary object...

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by tlecam
Thu May 04, 2017 10:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Man Served Single Banana On Nine-hour Flight After Ordering Gluten-free Meal
Replies: 52
Views: 13123

Re: Man Served Single Banana On Nine-hour Flight After Ordering Gluten-free Meal

I think that both the passenger and the airline are a little pathetic here. The passenger, with celiac disease, should have been better prepared. I have Crohn's Disease, so I'm speaking for experience. ANA should also have figured something out. A banana on a plate? Did the FA's leave their common s...

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by tlecam
Tue May 02, 2017 8:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Should UA Bring 752s Out of Desert
Replies: 88
Views: 18954

Re: Should UA Bring 752s Out of Desert

I'm not sure about long term, but I think that UA's hubs and route structure lends itself to taking even more advantage of putting wide bodies on transcontinental routes as the new planes come onboard (787 etc..) Flights between SFO and EWR, BOS or LAX - EWR might be better served by more 772's than...

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by tlecam
Fri Apr 28, 2017 7:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL/KE -- viability of ICN in light of North Korea
Replies: 27
Views: 4306

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

I generally agree - I don't think it will have a major effect. I think if it becomes an active military conflict, we will see impacts in travel to the western pacific rim.

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by tlecam
Fri Apr 28, 2017 4:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing targets Bombardier for “price dumping” CSeries
Replies: 350
Views: 49187

Re: Boeing targets Bombardier for “price dumping” CSeries

1. Is BBD offering lower prices in another market than in its home market?

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by tlecam
Fri Apr 28, 2017 3:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United and Dr. Dao reach settlement
Replies: 104
Views: 12984

Re: United and Dr. Dao reach settlement

Anet was in need of more pot stirring accounts posting obnoxious and in your face comments! Thank you so much for coming here! The facts that you clearly choose to ignore are facing you in bold neon lights. UA didn't attack, remove, or drag this clown off the plane that wasn't theirs; representativ...

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by tlecam
Thu Apr 27, 2017 3:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation - Part 13
Replies: 605
Views: 62354

Re: Boston Aviation - Part 13

well this is interesting on top of the other DL news. BOS-MSP on a Delta One 752 6x weekly from 1/3/18 http://www.routesonline.com/news/38/airlineroute/272556/delta-schedules-delta-one-757-flight-on-boston-minneapolis-market-in-1q18/ Without looking into it, my guess is this is where one of the Del...

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by tlecam
Wed Apr 26, 2017 9:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation - Part 13
Replies: 605
Views: 62354

Re: Boston Aviation - Part 13

According to The Twitter, UA is going to all lay flats on BOS-SFO starting in June. All flights will be 757 (reminds me of 2005/2006!) and 772. So with B6 Mint, DeltaOne, that leaves Virgin America as the only carrier without a lay flat product up front. The UA aircraft are a mix of international pr...

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