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by ricport
Wed Aug 15, 2018 5:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA booted a Cellist from the Aircraft (did not allow the Cello on a paid ticket)
Replies: 170
Views: 15740

Re: AA booted a Cellist from the Aircraft (did not allow the Cello on a paid ticket)

The fact that Dr. Dao may have been a past felon has no bearing on what happened to hum aboard that plane. There was no causal connection between his past actions, which he served consequences for, and being beaten. Also, I again refer you to United's own DOT filings. Their own documentation indica...

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by ricport
Wed Aug 15, 2018 12:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The rest of Ohio - 2018
Replies: 1324
Views: 107398

Re: The rest of Ohio - 2018

Ohio's long-term aviation planning has turned out to be terrible for the state. At one point, when each of our major cities had hubs (CVG - Delta, CMH - America West, CLE - Continental/United and DAY - Piedmont), the strategy seemed like it had worked. With consolidation, however, CVG effectively l...

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by ricport
Wed Aug 15, 2018 12:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: So what’s Iran going to do now ?
Replies: 121
Views: 11016

Re: So what’s Iran going to do now ?

Pretty sure they'll do what they've done before...source aircraft or parts via dodgy characters / companies in intermediate countries who couldn't care if the US bans them from business deals with the US... This could all escalate...I mean I bet the ME3 would be in a position of offload a few surpl...

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by ricport
Wed Aug 15, 2018 10:59 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Alaska Airlines (allegedly?) deplanes allergic 15 year old UM instead of an emotional support cat
Replies: 81
Views: 6757

Re: Alaska Airlines (allegedly?) deplanes allergic 15 year old UM instead of an emotional support cat

This can be easily solved. Put the pets back in the cargo hold where they belong. (And no, animals have not been a routine site onboard "forever". I've been flying since there was a smoking section onboard and seat assignments were given with stickers.) There is not a single pet that NEED...

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by ricport
Tue Aug 14, 2018 12:42 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What was Iran Air like pre-revolution
Replies: 5
Views: 299

Re: What was Iran Air like pre-revolution

When I was a kid, we flew IR JFK - LHR - THR and return THR - FRA, as well as THR - IFN and THR - SYZ. It was 1976 - before they had any widebodies in the fleet. We flew all legs on 707s & 727s. On the international legs, the service seemed to be OK, but slightly below that of the U.S. carriers....

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by ricport
Mon Aug 13, 2018 6:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA booted a Cellist from the Aircraft (did not allow the Cello on a paid ticket)
Replies: 170
Views: 15740

Re: AA booted a Cellist from the Aircraft (did not allow the Cello on a paid ticket)

Actually, that’s not quite accurate. In Dr. Dao’s case, United’s own policy was that once a validly ticketed passenger was seated, they couldn’t be removed. They could be bumped before getting on the plane ans sitting down, but once on the plane they couldn’t be asked to leave. This was codified in...

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by ricport
Mon Aug 13, 2018 12:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: QX employee steals and crashes Q400 near SEA
Replies: 682
Views: 86737

Re: Updated: AS employee steals and crashes Q400 at SeaTac

Very glad this troubled man did not take anyone else with him.

On a lighter note, I must confess that IMO, one less clunky turboprop in the world isn't a bad thing.

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by ricport
Fri Aug 10, 2018 1:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA booted a Cellist from the Aircraft (did not allow the Cello on a paid ticket)
Replies: 170
Views: 15740

Re: AA booted a Cellist from the Aircraft (did not allow the Cello on a paid ticket)

It is called Law enforcement, you know? The authority is only there to enforce the law, and she didn’t break any. The passenger/airline was also under contract with each other, where she was fulfiling her part by paying and abiding all applicable laws. The airline was in breach of contract and misu...

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by ricport
Fri Aug 10, 2018 12:43 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: British Airways deboards Indian family over ‘crying’ of 3-year-old child
Replies: 94
Views: 6887

Re: British Airways deboards Indian family over ‘crying’ of 3-year-old child

Please read the entire article before jumping to conclusions. But that's EXACTLY what you have done throughout this thread. I don't care what ethnicity you are; just CONTROL YOUR KID! If they are incapable of behaving out in public, then don't take them out till they're ready. And it would be great...

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by ricport
Wed Aug 08, 2018 1:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA booted a Cellist from the Aircraft (did not allow the Cello on a paid ticket)
Replies: 170
Views: 15740

Re: AA booted a Cellist from the Aircraft (did not allow the Cello on a paid ticket)

She was not in the wrong. Therefore she did not have to leave, no matter who said so. You are not obliged to follow orders by wrongfull use of authority. The US is not a Police state. Mindblowing how many people doesn’t seem to grasp that simple principle. No, what's mind blowing is that people lik...

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by ricport
Tue Aug 07, 2018 1:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA booted a Cellist from the Aircraft (did not allow the Cello on a paid ticket)
Replies: 170
Views: 15740

Re: AA booted a Cellist from the Aircraft (did not allow the Cello on a paid ticket)

Considering the fact the passenger was escorted off of the plane by LEOs meant she didn't go willingly which is the passengers fault. Was there a miscommunication? Probably as it's clear from the video English is not her native language, but that doesn't give her the right to behave in a way that p...

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by ricport
Wed Aug 01, 2018 12:17 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Which plane to bring back to production?
Replies: 36
Views: 1056

Re: Which plane to bring back to production?

The 757-300, hands down. It's so sexy, so athletic-looking. The long and lanky flying pencil with the takeoff performance of a rocket. It's a damn shame there weren't more of them built. Well said. Boeing doesn't need to add another widebody to their family. Put some modern engines, avionics, etc. ...

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by ricport
Mon Oct 24, 2016 2:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Remnants of old terminals
Replies: 106
Views: 18644

Re: Remnants of old terminals

At CMH, most of the B concourse sits atop the 1950s-era building, and much of the ticketing/baggage claim levels are also part of that structure.

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by ricport
Mon Oct 24, 2016 1:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Clark: The World Needs More A380's
Replies: 255
Views: 47215

Re: Clark: The World Needs More A380's

What else would anyone EXPECT him to say? " We bet our business model on an airframe that few can effectively use, and no one else wants; so somebody please please please order more, so we can have a chance of receiving further PIPs/NEO options without having to foot the bill 100% out of pocke...

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by ricport
Thu Oct 20, 2016 2:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MSY to announce new int'l carrier: Update: BA announces LHR-MSY
Replies: 212
Views: 27930

Re: OFFICIAL: British Airways launches New Orleans

Seriously not trying to be a wet blanket, but is there really enough O&D at MSY to justify the route? I know NO is a solid tourist destination, but am just not seeing enough biz demand. Regardless, best of luck to MSY.

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by ricport
Fri Sep 23, 2016 1:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air India's new flights to SFO, SYD, MEL, IAD, CPH, MAD
Replies: 32
Views: 5571

Re: Air India's new flights to SFO, SYD, MEL, IAD, CPH, MAD

I wouldn't take AI on a dare. My friend was supposed to take BA ORD-LHR & got put on AI instead. Ended up in a seat near the galley. She said it took all her muster not to throw up. Sure, AI isn't what it was many, many (did I say many?) years ago, but that last comment has "racist" w...

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by ricport
Fri Sep 23, 2016 1:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates PR move pays off
Replies: 44
Views: 7336

Re: Emirates PR move pays off

Not sure a bunch of millennials bouncing this around in the social media world is going to translate into increased bookings in F.

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by ricport
Wed Sep 21, 2016 2:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air India's new flights to SFO, SYD, MEL, IAD, CPH, MAD
Replies: 32
Views: 5571

Re: Air India's new flights to SFO, SYD, MEL, IAD, CPH, MAD

I wouldn't take AI on a dare. My friend was supposed to take BA ORD-LHR & got put on AI instead. Ended up in a seat near the galley. She said it took all her muster not to throw up.

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by ricport
Tue Aug 23, 2016 2:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: No more special meals onboard Air Transat flights for passengers in Economy
Replies: 48
Views: 5561

Re: No more special meals onboard Air Transat flights for passengers in Economy

"Self-absorbed and self-obsessed"? Don't be so ridiculous. Besides lifestyle or religious reasons, some people have legitimate medical dietary requirements such as not being able to consume gluten or lactose. You think those people should pack enough food for an 8 hour flight and bring it...

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by ricport
Fri Aug 19, 2016 2:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Rest Of Ohio Part 5
Replies: 302
Views: 38618

Re: The Rest Of Ohio Part 5

I don't think WN to OAK makes a difference, as you're not going to take them to get to Asia, or much of the west coast, for that matter. Nor, is OAK the preferred business airport to SF (unless, obviously, you're doing business in OAK). http://www.bizjournals.com/columbus/blo ... ights.html From th...

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by ricport
Fri Jul 29, 2016 1:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Motley Fool: Possible UA hub closures IAD/LAX
Replies: 109
Views: 14217

Re: Motley Fool: Possible UA hub closures IAD/LAX

FlyPNS1 wrote:
D L X wrote:
It must be the end of the world, because FlyPNS1 and I agree. :)


Donald Trump might soon be President which does seem to portend the world ending! :o .



PLEASE, for the love of God, STICK TO AVIATION-RELATED TOPICS!!!! There are plenty of us who are already sick to death of politics! :x

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by ricport
Fri Jul 29, 2016 1:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Motley Fool: Possible UA hub closures IAD/LAX
Replies: 109
Views: 14217

Re: Motley Fool: Possible UA hub closures IAD/LAX

This Article is a "Guess and By Golly" Article No basis in Fact and all supposition. The Hub at IAD was a natural extension of United's Ocean to Ocean service. and it won't ever close though I do think it could be reduced to a large "O and D" (under 100 flights a day) destinatio...

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by ricport
Wed Jul 27, 2016 1:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Only Earbud-style Headphones Allowed
Replies: 64
Views: 31060

Re: RE: Only Earbud-style Headphones Allowed

BA is about to trial a range of earbud style earphones so that it can get clearance to operate gate2gate IFE. You will be able to watch a movie from when you sit down to when you get off however only if you use the BA provided earphones. How very 90s still not to be allowed Gate2Gate AVOD, must hav...

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by ricport
Tue Jul 19, 2016 6:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Rest Of Ohio Part 5
Replies: 302
Views: 38618

Re: The Rest Of Ohio Part 5

I don't think WN to OAK makes a difference, as you're not going to take them to get to Asia, or much of the west coast, for that matter. Nor, is OAK the preferred business airport to SF (unless, obviously, you're doing business in OAK). I'm not sure how you can say that when a significant component...

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by ricport
Tue Jul 19, 2016 6:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN v. DL Dallas Love Battle Goes Back to Court
Replies: 134
Views: 15580

Re: WN v. DL Dallas Love Battle Goes Back to Court

I always thought the Wright Amendment should have been scrapped totally years ago. Nevertheless, WN is closing in on a monopoly at DAL, and they should not get any more gates period.

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by ricport
Mon Jul 18, 2016 3:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Rest Of Ohio Part 5
Replies: 302
Views: 38618

Re: The Rest Of Ohio Part 5

Yeah, I forgot that it´s a DL now. Better so, BTW. But really the offer seems to me tiny for a so big and developed area. Really there is no foreign carrier (i.e. SAS or Emirates) flying in the area? Maybe is still convenient to fly Chicago and drive the remaining 500 miles... Or is there any ULCC ...

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by ricport
Thu Jul 14, 2016 6:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH future in CLT
Replies: 23
Views: 3859

Re: LH future in CLT

a380787 wrote:
usflyer123 wrote:
because im pretty sure it cant survive on O&D traffic.


You're already "pretty sure" about the pre-determined conclusion, so what exactly can we offer you to change your mind ?


I'm sure facts, instead of snark would convince the OP.

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by ricport
Thu Jul 14, 2016 6:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Rest Of Ohio Part 5
Replies: 302
Views: 38618

Re: The Rest Of Ohio Part 5

I am wondering why the leaders in CMH have not actively pressed UA for SFO service? With Honda and many other Asian companies in central Ohio, and given the fact that UA has SFO service from IND, PIT, CLE, etc., having a couple of daily SFO flights would seem to work, given UA's sizeable hub there.

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by ricport
Tue Jul 12, 2016 1:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737-10MAX Decision Seen By End Of Year
Replies: 174
Views: 28066

Re: Boeing 737-10MAX Decision Seen By End Of Year

They should revive and update the 757 instead. They're about maxed out (pun only slightly intended) with the 737.

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by ricport
Tue Jul 12, 2016 1:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL in RDU
Replies: 56
Views: 10599

Re: DL in RDU

IMO, any further growth at RDU will be organic. And, both TATL flights are heavily subsidized by corporate interests, and there are only so many corporate livers you can tie around your kid's neck to get the cats to play with him.

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by ricport
Fri Jul 01, 2016 4:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Boeing Exec Excited Over MoM Project
Replies: 4
Views: 3254

Re: New Boeing Exec Excited Over MoM Project

Am admittedly not an expert, but it seems to me Boeing would be better off reviving and updating the 757, rather than updating the practically-dead 767. The 757 (what's left of them) still seems to remain wildly popular with carriers, especially ones using them to fly long routes where there isn't e...

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by ricport
Thu Jun 16, 2016 6:40 pm
Forum: Site Related
Topic: New Site.
Replies: 453
Views: 30634

Re: New Site.

Put my vote in for not liking the new site. The graphics, sections, etc. are all way too big, which makes navigation much more difficult. But, I'd also like to proffer some constructive criticism - instead of just unilaterally, radically changing the site next time, create a beta site that the loyal...

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