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by keitherson
Thu Mar 23, 2017 4:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines Brand Update Announcement 3/23
Replies: 224
Views: 16598

Re: Alaska Airlines Brand Update Announcement 3/23

I think the most salient and compelling point on that press release (whether the VX folks know it or not) is that joining the AS Mileage Plan is a giant upgrade. Considering how generous the Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan is, if I was a VX frequent flyer, especially for business, I would be crying fo...

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by keitherson
Thu Mar 23, 2017 4:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines Brand Update Announcement 3/23
Replies: 224
Views: 16598

Re: Alaska Airlines Brand Update Announcement 3/23

I think the most salient and compelling point on that press release (whether the VX folks know it or not) is that joining the AS Mileage Plan is a giant upgrade. Considering how generous the Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan is, if I was a VX frequent flyer, especially for business, I would be crying fo...

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by keitherson
Wed Mar 22, 2017 3:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair receives 450th 737-800
Replies: 13
Views: 2427

Re: Ryanair receives 450th 737-800

Congratulations Ryanair. They transformed European aviation and made flying accessible to an entire continent.

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by keitherson
Wed Mar 22, 2017 3:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Seatac Air Service Discussion
Replies: 14
Views: 976

Re: Seatac Air Service Discussion

My biggest gripe with SEA is the lack of support for international flights. I know they are currently renovating and fixing the whole customs/immigration hall and modernizing everything. There is a ton of domestic traffic at SEA, and it's a busy airport, but the international connections pale to YVR...

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by keitherson
Tue Mar 21, 2017 9:55 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Etihad Airways to make lounge access payable
Replies: 3
Views: 572

Re: Etihad Airways to make lounge access payable

They've always had pay-for lounges. That's what Plaza Premium is for. But it's gone a bit further and now both Emirates and Etihad are proactively selling lounge access. Overall, it's a devaluation of airline loyalty as the lounges will be further crowded and lounge access is no longer an exclusive ...

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by keitherson
Tue Mar 21, 2017 5:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL adding SEA-ORD
Replies: 97
Views: 10392

Re: DL adding SEA-ORD

Aeromexico, Air France, Alitalia, and KLM operate international flights out of Chicago O'Hare, and the Delta nonstops between SEA and ORD give Seattle-area customers access to international flights operated by Delta's codeshare partners to Europe and Mexico out of Chicago O'Hare. Seattle has twice ...

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by keitherson
Tue Mar 21, 2017 4:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL adding SEA-ORD
Replies: 97
Views: 10392

Re: DL adding SEA-ORD

Why the hell does every thread pertaining to DL attract the anti-DL trolls, and why are the mods never doing anything about it? The fact that it's gone to personal attacks and A.neters stalking other posters that have worked or support DL is kind of disgusting.

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by keitherson
Tue Mar 21, 2017 3:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Australia flights to Hong Kong released?
Replies: 27
Views: 3845

Re: Virgin Australia flights to Hong Kong released?

I think we will see the QF lounge in MEL undergo a significant refit soon, leaving the only hole in the QF product the 744s which appear on this route in high season. I wonder if we could see double daily 330s on QF during high season to compensate? The MEL lounge is fine. It's one of the best firs...

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by keitherson
Tue Mar 21, 2017 3:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will PHX receive more long haul flights soon?
Replies: 5
Views: 1471

Re: Will PHX receive more long haul flights soon?

I'd expect the opposite: the potential for PHX to be dehubbed once AA renovates LAX and gets more gates. It isn't going to happen. Operating costs in PHX are much Lower than LAX and AA has a very strong market position (Southwest is strong there, but also in LAX). Because of its location, PHX serve...

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by keitherson
Mon Mar 20, 2017 10:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will PHX receive more long haul flights soon?
Replies: 5
Views: 1471

Re: Will PHX receive more long haul flights soon?

I'd expect the opposite: the potential for PHX to be dehubbed once AA renovates LAX and gets more gates.

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by keitherson
Mon Mar 20, 2017 9:25 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: EWR easier to Manhattan fact or tale?
Replies: 23
Views: 2665

Re: EWR easier to Manhattan fact or tale?

No one in the thread has even taken into account the state of EWR's airport facilities, either, which is disastrous! Why on Earth should I fly from EWR, when I can fly from JFK with access to the flagship Delta Sky Club, the AA Flagship Lounge, or a host of other international carriers and their lou...

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by keitherson
Mon Mar 20, 2017 6:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US/UK banning electronics in cabin from multiple Middle East/African countries
Replies: 367
Views: 30244

Re: Royal Jordanian banning electronics in cabin on US flights

Putting lithium batteries in your checked luggage as opposed to you carry-on luggage is actually a violation of the IATA Dangerous Goods Regulations. As RJ is an IATA member they should not (willingly) allow passengers to put the lithium batteries in their checked bags.. Martijn And what's going to...

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by keitherson
Mon Mar 20, 2017 6:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Incident on BEG-LHR Flight
Replies: 4
Views: 2384

Re: Incident on BEG-LHR Flight

Put them on the no-fly list. Done.

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by keitherson
Mon Mar 20, 2017 6:31 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: EWR easier to Manhattan fact or tale?
Replies: 23
Views: 2665

Re: EWR easier to Manhattan fact or tale?

It's not. And the Airtrain at EWR breaks down very often: it's really pathetic.

And from JFK, you also have multiple public transportation options, whereas EWR, you basically only have one if you want to get to Manhattan.

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by keitherson
Mon Mar 20, 2017 7:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Avianca not happy about Qatar being in its home turf
Replies: 18
Views: 4858

Re: Avianca not happy about Qatar being in its home turf

While I normally would agree that the ME3 have unfair tactics... Avianca is quite crony itself. Just look at the United deal they're trying to pull off. And the whole ownership structure with Synergy.

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by keitherson
Sun Mar 19, 2017 8:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 3/19/2017:EK Reduces LAX, QR Reverses ATL Cut, DL SEA-ORD 3X
Replies: 47
Views: 8988

Re: OAG Changes 3/19/2017:EK Reduces LAX, QR Reverses ATL Cut, DL SEA-ORD 3X

Good riddance to the second EK flight. Already downgauged to a 777, that flight had HORRIBLE timings. You'd arrive at DXB at like 1am.

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by keitherson
Sun Mar 19, 2017 6:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AC launches YVR-BOS, resumes YUL-IAD
Replies: 42
Views: 5129

Re: AC launches YVR-BOS, resumes YUL-IAD

You guys seem awfully threatened by a single A.net poster given the amount of responses he's gotten. If he's throwing flamebait, it's clearly working. Congratulations to AC's new route. I for one, wouldn't choose to fly an A319 for over 5 hours in business class, especially if connecting lie-flat op...

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by keitherson
Sat Mar 18, 2017 9:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Could SMF become JetBlue new west coast gateway?
Replies: 21
Views: 3393

Re: Could SMF become JetBlue new west coast gateway?

It's kind of already a WN focus city. I could see this working. I mean, it's certainly more plausible than other places like Reno.

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by keitherson
Sat Mar 18, 2017 7:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future of OneWorld presence in Seattle
Replies: 26
Views: 3915

Re: Future of OneWorld presence in Seattle

The question becomes what sort of relationship Level will have with OneWorld. If the premise holds, that DL crowds the premium yields (rightly so, it is their hub - and they have strong partners to serve) - then perhaps the goal should be to go at it, from a lower cost. The AS code-share would be n...

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by keitherson
Sat Mar 18, 2017 7:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future of OneWorld presence in Seattle
Replies: 26
Views: 3915

Re: Future of OneWorld presence in Seattle

The question becomes what sort of relationship Level will have with OneWorld. If the premise holds, that DL crowds the premium yields (rightly so, it is their hub - and they have strong partners to serve) - then perhaps the goal should be to go at it, from a lower cost. The AS code-share would be n...

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by keitherson
Sat Mar 18, 2017 7:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future of OneWorld presence in Seattle
Replies: 26
Views: 3915

Re: Future of OneWorld presence in Seattle

We will see JL and CX serve SEA soon, and QR will serve SEA within 5 years. Really? - As others have said, JL already faces pressure from both NH and DL, both of which seem to dominate the market on either side of the pond. - CX already has a lot of traffic in YVR, and it may not be profitable to f...

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by keitherson
Sat Mar 18, 2017 3:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future of OneWorld presence in Seattle
Replies: 26
Views: 3915

Re: Future of OneWorld presence in Seattle

It's already a de facto oneworld hub because AS feeds every oneworld partner from SEA. AA, BA, CX, JL, LA, QF, all codeshare with AS.

What more do you need if you have a fully obliging feeder airline?

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by keitherson
Sat Mar 18, 2017 4:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAG Low Cost from BCN will be named "Level"
Replies: 163
Views: 17328

Re: IAG Low Cost from BCN will be named "Level"

People expressed similar views about Jetstar in the Asia Pacific. From a marketing perspective a bland logo allows the consumer to make a decision based more around price rather than the emotional aspects of brand, prestige, service, safety, etc. When you think about it any new,brand will take a mt...

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by keitherson
Sat Mar 18, 2017 12:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAG Low Cost from BCN will be named "Level"
Replies: 163
Views: 17328

Re: IAG Low Cost from BCN will be named "Level"

Guess what? Crappy liveries, crappy brands, horrible airline names don't matter. Prices do. Iberia's telephone call center was slammed, the EZE fares sold out nearly instantly, and nearly all the promotional USA-BCN fares are gone.

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by keitherson
Fri Mar 17, 2017 9:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAG Low Cost from BCN will be named "Level"
Replies: 163
Views: 17328

Re: IAG Low Cost from BCN will be named "Level"

Why not brand it Iberia? Because to some people Iberia is a premium airline and they don't want to fly a premium airline. They would never fly Iberia, but they would fly Vueling or Level because that gives them the feeling of being cheap. Iberia doesn't. On the other hand there are people who are a...

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by keitherson
Fri Mar 17, 2017 4:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue launches fleet review with E190 cost concerns
Replies: 54
Views: 9580

Re: JetBlue launches fleet review with E190 cost concerns

JetBlue hosted a Wall Street event last week to introduce their new CFO Steve Priest and this was one of the pieces of news that came out. Per comments of an analyst in attendance: Mr. Priest noted the E-190s are “expensive” aircraft and that they are ‘taking a good look’ at the role those planes h...

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by keitherson
Thu Mar 16, 2017 1:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EU-US open skies may not apply to UK post-Brexit
Replies: 42
Views: 5667

Re: EU-US open skies may not apply to UK post-Brexit

Varsity1 wrote:
UK will get a better deal with the US than the EU will. Especially with the EU's backing of DY.

Will be nice to have US and UK flagged (and operated) aircraft serving TATL out of London again.


US and UK flagged TATL aircraft currently don't operate out of London? :roll:

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by keitherson
Wed Mar 15, 2017 10:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AC launches YVR-BOS, resumes YUL-IAD
Replies: 42
Views: 5129

Re: AC launches YVR-BOS, resumes YUL-IAD

adamh8297 wrote:
keitherson wrote:
chrisnh wrote:
Is BOS-YVR mostly cruise traffic?


There is some academia traffic from BOS par usual but it's mostly cruise traffic I'd imagine.


Skiing is better in BC than in New England too

Nobody is skiing in June for seasonal flights??

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by keitherson
Wed Mar 15, 2017 7:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AC launches YVR-BOS, resumes YUL-IAD
Replies: 42
Views: 5129

Re: AC launches YVR-BOS, resumes YUL-IAD

chrisnh wrote:
Is BOS-YVR mostly cruise traffic?


There is some academia traffic from BOS par usual but it's mostly cruise traffic I'd imagine.

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by keitherson
Wed Mar 15, 2017 6:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cathay Pacific report $74 million loss for 2016
Replies: 40
Views: 5986

Re: Cathay Pacific reporta $74 million loss for 2016

The move from 3-3-3 to 3-4-3 in Y in the 77Ws is bad for passengers, but CX must have made a very thorough analysis of how that will improve their bottom line. I wonder whether that increase in seats will mean cutting some frequencies to markets such as LHR and LAX or not. There is no way in hell I...

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by keitherson
Wed Mar 15, 2017 6:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus is examining 'A380-Plus'
Replies: 336
Views: 43195

Re: Airbus is examining 'A380-Plus'

The A380 plus would never work. Airlines struggle enough keeping the load factors high even with lighter Y configurations.

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by keitherson
Tue Mar 14, 2017 10:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA to offer free meals in coach on JFK-LAX/SFO
Replies: 67
Views: 7211

Re: AA to offer free meals in coach on transcons

1. United lowers price of ticket $7. 2. AA/DL lower price of ticket $7. 3. UA now has less revenue than if they'd just left the fare the same and still skipped the meal. Maybe if they handed each passenger $7 as they boarded the plane and said "We have BoB - thank you for flying United", ...

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by keitherson
Tue Mar 14, 2017 10:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA to offer free meals in coach on JFK-LAX/SFO
Replies: 67
Views: 7211

Re: AA to offer free meals in coach on transcons

Well done to AA and DL. Shall we take bets on how long it takes UA to follow suit? So random thought. Why doesn't UA do the maths.........calculates how much per head a meal costs on average to give passengers in Y on these routes and instead of offering it, simply deduct the costs from the ticket?...

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by keitherson
Tue Mar 14, 2017 8:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airlines not becoming a commodity
Replies: 36
Views: 3651

Re: Airlines not becoming a commodity

Airplanes are merely buses with wings now. Sorry.

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by keitherson
Tue Mar 14, 2017 7:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: World's Best airports 2016
Replies: 10
Views: 1703

Re: World's Best airports 2016

HEATHROW? REALLY?

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by keitherson
Wed Mar 01, 2017 6:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAS Irish subsidiary to begin flights in November
Replies: 9
Views: 3086

Re: SAS Irish subsidiary to begin flights in November

What exactly does a SAS brand run in/by Ireland and not connected to its long-haul network to provide feed.. even do? Why even bother with the SAS brand at all? This is like, Alitalia starting flights in Africa because... why not? Well, at least if Alitalia did that they would be profitable. :stirth...

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by keitherson
Sat Feb 18, 2017 4:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta brings back free Y class meals on NYC transcon
Replies: 124
Views: 16248

Re: Delta brings back free Y class meals on NYC transcon

The only thing worse than Delta fanboys are the anti-Delta fanboys who seem to complain nonstop in every thread about how Delta is an evil company that will destroy the industry, even when the topic is about Delta doing a good thing.

Get a life MSPNWA, your username really says it all.

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by keitherson
Fri Feb 17, 2017 2:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DOT 2016 US Airport Ontime Rankings; SLC best, LGA worst
Replies: 52
Views: 4767

Re: DOT 2016 US Airport Ontime Rankings; SLC best, LGA worst

Gotta admit. That's crazy impressive for ATL to be the worlds busiest and still have that on time performance. With it being the busiest airport in the qorld , of course! With it being a Delta hub with all of the on-time padding likes to do, just as all the other DL hubs in the top 5. CLT is really...

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by keitherson
Fri Feb 17, 2017 1:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Juneyao Airlines orders 5 787-9s
Replies: 0
Views: 589

Juneyao Airlines orders 5 787-9s

http://www.nasdaq.com/article/boeing-and-juneyao-airlines-finalize-order-for-five-7879-dreamliners-20170216-01800 Most interestingly, given how they were just inaugurated into Star Alliance as the first special feeder ("connecting partner") airline, how is that going to be taken by the mem...

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by keitherson
Mon Jan 23, 2017 11:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Longest Jetbridge in the world ?
Replies: 23
Views: 8645

Re: Longest Jetbridge in the world ?

It's not about how long it is but how well you use it.

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by keitherson
Fri Jan 20, 2017 11:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JAL Shifts HND-HNL to HND-JFK
Replies: 11
Views: 4522

Re: JAL Shifts HND-HNL to HND-JFK

Man did Delta royally screw up in the NYC-Tokyo market from its "Gateway to the World." UA and AA now have a presence from JFK to NRT and HND, UA also has EWR NRT and Delta offers a connection in DTW. Total screw up from Atlanta that many of us saw coming. Kudos to AA, UA and their partne...

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by keitherson
Wed Jan 11, 2017 9:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 757 replacement using commonality design from the 787
Replies: 24
Views: 4645

Re: Narrow body 787

There is one already. It's called the C-Series. :stirthepot:

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by keitherson
Wed Jan 11, 2017 7:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alitalia told to present new business plan to Italian government
Replies: 2
Views: 401

Re: Alitalia told to present new business plan to Italian government

Just let the airline go bankrupt already. Stop wasting even more money. They've had consecutive years of capital injections from Etihad. There is no way you are going to turn this thing around.

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by keitherson
Wed Jan 11, 2017 7:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA, EK chiefs doubt the future of airline alliances
Replies: 19
Views: 5067

Re: BA, EK chiefs doubt the future of airline alliances

For me, as a passenger, I don't care about alliances. What I care about is, if there are two different airlines involved, that they interline my baggage and take care of me in the case of a missed connection. These days, even if you have tickets with two carriers in the same alliance, they can refu...

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by keitherson
Wed Jan 11, 2017 7:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA, EK chiefs doubt the future of airline alliances
Replies: 19
Views: 5067

Re: BA, EK chiefs doubt the future of airline alliances

Even take it from a Star Member like United's position. They get a ton out of the A++ JV with AC and the LH group of airlines (LH, LX, OS, soon to be SN) and their J+ JV with ANA. However, the forced alliance with Asiana actually is a competitor to J++ since they are forced to pro-rate a ticket sol...

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by keitherson
Wed Jan 11, 2017 7:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA, EK chiefs doubt the future of airline alliances
Replies: 19
Views: 5067

Re: BA, EK chiefs doubt the future of airline alliances

A lot of airlines are really being short-sighted in thinking that an alliance is useless because it doesn't generate them money like joint ventures do. Alliances offer fliers a more consistent product as well as excellent branding, especially for travelers flying outside the codeshare network. When ...

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by keitherson
Wed Jan 11, 2017 3:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Former Senator Kicked Off JetBlue Flight
Replies: 48
Views: 6402

Re: Former Senator Kicked Off JetBlue Flight

And that's why you didn't get re-elected.

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by keitherson
Mon Jan 09, 2017 6:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chinese airlines liveries
Replies: 48
Views: 7066

Re: Chinese airlines liveries

Hard to beat this Chinese livery for beauty http://www.airliners.net/photo/Sichuan-Airlines/Airbus-A320-232/2594615?qsp=eJwtjEEKwkAMRe%2BStS6kUEp39gK68AJh8tFidYYkoEPp3RsHd4/34K2U8tvx9VstoJEMrOlBByqs/DIaV3qifrJKME3HvhuGqJbVpxpG2HFOCcUhf39Rgf4SLLXRPcanAOi1MXV9eJmtLNwecJ4X2rYd%2BIgt4w%3D%3D You're kid...

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by keitherson
Mon Jan 09, 2017 4:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cseries orders for 2017
Replies: 121
Views: 27038

Re: Cseries orders for 2017

I'm not sure why American carriers are treating the CSeries as a replacement for the MDs and 717s, because their range is just spectacular. You can literally do JFK-SFO transcons where A320s struggle in the winter. JetBlue really should look at adding these into their fleet, because it gives them bo...

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by keitherson
Mon Jan 09, 2017 4:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Baby just born on UA972 ORD-BRU
Replies: 29
Views: 4557

Re: UA - baby just born on ORD-BRU flight right now :)

How was this woman allowed to fly...

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