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by airzona11
Sat Jul 22, 2017 9:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Leeham: LH shows indications to reduce 779 order
Replies: 94
Views: 14775

Re: Leeham: LH shows indications to reduce 779 order

keesje wrote:
I see this developing POTUS-Arab thing as far more threatening to the 777X. Furthermore I find it hard to understand why the A350-800 was a bad idea and the 777-8 is a good idea.


The 778 is ULH and platform of the freighter. The A350-800 is neither.

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by airzona11
Fri Jul 21, 2017 7:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airspace Full?
Replies: 29
Views: 4389

Re: British Airspace Full?

It is certainly a logistical orchestra. Add some runways as others have suggested to reduce holding patterns. Pair that with enhanced GPS (and other Tech nav/routing solutions) and growth will be manageable.

A380s arent the answer. If they were, BA would have an EK size fleet.

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by airzona11
Thu Jul 20, 2017 9:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United President Says F9 Expansion Is "Sign of Failure"
Replies: 114
Views: 15068

Re: United President Says F9 Expansion Is "Sign of Failure"

A number of the DEN adds are exclusive UAX markets or UAX heavy markets. Throwing an Airbii alternative in these markets puts pressure on UAXs cost problems and staffing issues. Until they actually ride in one those F9 aircraft with seat pitch worse than any RJ, a fee to buy a coke or water. On UA ...

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by airzona11
Thu Jul 20, 2017 8:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First UPS 747-8F in full paint
Replies: 41
Views: 14128

Re: First UPS 747-8F in full paint

Such a great looking plane. None better IMO.

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by airzona11
Thu Jul 20, 2017 6:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AF Pilots Approve the Creation of Boost
Replies: 85
Views: 9904

Re: AF Pilots Approve the Creation of Boost

Interesting they are targeting millennials. I think that is just a distraction from the real purpose of cheaper operating costs. A defining characteristic of "Millennials" is not being brand loyal. They will google and what ever the cheaper price is, they will fly. It all seems cheap (not ...

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by airzona11
Thu Jul 20, 2017 4:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian announces DEN-CDG
Replies: 51
Views: 8818

Re: Norwegian announces DEN-CDG

jimbo737 wrote:
Expanding into profitability. A very dangerous strategy and one that has rarely worked in the long term.


How else are airlines supposed to grow?

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by airzona11
Thu Jul 20, 2017 4:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Primera Air to start BHX, STN and CDG to BOS and EWR
Replies: 74
Views: 8227

Re: Primera Air to start BHX, STN and CDG to BOS and EWR

Exciting news. Love seeing the continued evolution in travel, especially in long haul. This is going to stimulate more demand. The vast majority of travelers going trans-atlantic probably dont do it frequently, so they have no brand allegiance. On the flip side, those that do, it is forcing the lega...

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by airzona11
Wed Jul 19, 2017 11:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska CEO on Airbus
Replies: 149
Views: 23306

Re: Alaska CEO on Airbus

At the end of the day, there isn't that much material difference between the A320 / 737 planes. No surprising the hometown airline operates Boeings and touts that to business leaders in the area. That is publicity. AS is a well run airline, they aren't making bleeding heart irrational decisions. On ...

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by airzona11
Wed Jul 19, 2017 11:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA releases worst safety video ever?
Replies: 115
Views: 12088

Re: BA releases worst safety video ever?

Cracked up watching it. My experiences on BA are all for vacation purposes, which is already fun, but can just imagine settling into my BA long haul seat and starting the journey with a nice laugh.

How fun would it be to be seat mates with Sir Ian McKellen?

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by airzona11
Wed Jul 19, 2017 3:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US DHS announces new security measures for US bound flights
Replies: 79
Views: 12204

Re: New enhanced security for US bound passengers take effect.

From the article: All electronic devices larger than a smartphone will have to be removed from protective casing and fully charged for potential inspection. Yet no such similar requirements for domestic flights within the US. So this enhances security how? I'm sure DHS would claim that since the ba...

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by airzona11
Tue Jul 18, 2017 11:01 pm
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: ATC-SIM: the browser-based air traffic control simulator
Replies: 3
Views: 698

Re: ATC-SIM: the browser-based air traffic control simulator

This is high on the AvGeek meter. Cool game!

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by airzona11
Tue Jul 18, 2017 10:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United 2Q17 $818M Net Profit, Defers A350s
Replies: 71
Views: 12098

Re: United 2Q17 $818M Net Profit

Lower fuel / quick retirement of the 747s is giving them flexibility in the International long haul fleet. There seems to be more focus on growing domestic market with new/used planes. Makes sense too, long haul international has had a nice run. Good to see them not over leveraging and proactively p...

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by airzona11
Mon Jul 17, 2017 5:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: Emirates to select the B787-9 and B787-10
Replies: 51
Views: 13510

Re: Rumor: Emirates to select the B787-9 and B787-10

So it is settled, no 787s for EK?

Seems like the 787-9/10 is fits into a space where they do not have / wont have capacity offerings. With their cozying relationship with FlyDubai, seems like a good size to fit between 738s on the low end and 77Ws on the next lowest end.

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by airzona11
Mon Jul 17, 2017 3:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta moves seat of Ann Coulter
Replies: 317
Views: 27439

Re: Delta moves seat of Ann Coulter

This is why, rather than screaming that "X Air Line sucks!" or "Y Airways is shit!" it would be wiser to get educated on the intricacies of flying commercial so that you can cover your bases when the airlines tries to pull one on you. Are you serious? So a paying passenger follo...

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by airzona11
Sun Jul 16, 2017 9:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta moves seat of Ann Coulter
Replies: 317
Views: 27439

Re: Delta moves seat of Ann Coulter

Doing this to a person with 1.6 million Twitter followers is beyond stupid, so Delta deserves everything they're getting for this. Alright, Delta Sales and Marketing group, are you hearing this? Please create a "Twitter Class" for where people with a certain number of followers can be sat...

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by airzona11
Sun Jul 16, 2017 9:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta moves seat of Ann Coulter
Replies: 317
Views: 27439

Re: Delta moves seat of Ann Coulter

But what if she did pay for it? What if it was a downgrade? Surely people wouldn't be defending Delta? Twitter provides an instantaneous outlet and feedback loop. It is not a crime or distasteful to express your anger towards a product or service that you purchased that didn't meet expectation. May...

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by airzona11
Sun Jul 16, 2017 9:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta moves seat of Ann Coulter
Replies: 317
Views: 27439

Re: Delta moves seat of Ann Coulter

I think she has a legitimate complaint, like probably a bunch of other people who couldn't get the kind of publicity that she will for it. Yet how many posts are we into this without knowing what actually happened? At the end of the day it sounds like she may have been made to move to another seat ...

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by airzona11
Sun Jul 16, 2017 8:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hyperloop - Possible Implications for Aviation Industry?
Replies: 73
Views: 7553

Re: Hyperloop - Possible Implications for Aviation Industry?

Replacing routes and airplanes is a stretch. But it will certainly get more people to airports/airplanes (when that happens, TBD). Intra California routes, NE Corridor etc have more chance of disruption from flying cars than they do "hyperloop." Hyperloop is still a train, there are the in...

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by airzona11
Thu Jul 13, 2017 6:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta posts Q2 2017 profit $1.85 Billion USD
Replies: 62
Views: 9340

Re: Delta posts Q2 2017 profit $1.85 Billion USD

So did Delta have bad quarter?

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by airzona11
Thu Jul 13, 2017 12:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA regional British isles routes cuts
Replies: 122
Views: 14921

Re: UA regional British isles routes cuts

Crazy something like GLA to NYC (with a hub) cannot sustain year round on a 757. Even less than daily.

Wonder how AA does GLA-PHL?

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by airzona11
Wed Jul 12, 2017 8:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Man Checks In Single Can of Beer on Qantas Flight
Replies: 62
Views: 9215

Re: Man Checks In Single Can of Beer on Qantas Flight

The follow up to this: next person who tries to do the same thing, will retrieve it, empty, at baggage claim with a note from the ground crew, "Thanks for the drink."

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by airzona11
Tue Jul 11, 2017 8:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First Delta A350 emerges from the factory
Replies: 151
Views: 49293

Re: First Delta A350 emerges from the factory

Those winglets are as good as they get!

Will be interested to see the pricing on PY, 48 seats seems like a lot. Granted the only had to remove 1 seat per row vs Y. Awesome to have that buy up options vs J class.

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by airzona11
Tue Jul 11, 2017 4:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAA bailed out by government again
Replies: 45
Views: 7558

Re: SAA bailed out by government again

Hopefully they can trim some more of the loss leading routes. From all the talk of corruption, it sounds like maybe costs on the back end and the domestic setup might be losing money. Sure, if you call having only 1 chamber of Congress for only two years "controlling for most" of an 8yr te...

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by airzona11
Mon Jul 10, 2017 10:51 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Classic British / French Jetliners - 1985/1987 trips
Replies: 39
Views: 6425

Re: Classic British / French Jetliners - 1985/1987 trips

What an awesome Trip Report! Thank you for sharing!

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by airzona11
Thu Jul 06, 2017 7:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian Long Haul - Is It Profitable? Is It Sustainable?
Replies: 67
Views: 13286

Re: Norwegian Long Haul - Is It Profitable? Is It Sustainable?

Why is Norwegians "flag of convenience" under so much scrutiny when every legacy airline has regionals and subsidiaries and different employee groups with the exact same intention, lower costs/lower wages. flags of convenience are union busting techniques to get around union and state lab...

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by airzona11
Thu Jul 06, 2017 4:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian Long Haul - Is It Profitable? Is It Sustainable?
Replies: 67
Views: 13286

Re: Norwegian Long Haul - Is It Profitable? Is It Sustainable?

What a silly question. Only the legacies can offer "sustainable" long haul service. If it doesn't have lie-flat seats, few on these forums will be stepping aboard. Here is what is happening today: IAG, AF/KLM Group, among others are creating subsidiaries to compete head-on, basing speciall...

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by airzona11
Tue Jul 04, 2017 1:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PHX-LHR on AA
Replies: 39
Views: 9385

Re: PHX-LHR on AA

Wouldn't ve surprised if they were using the 2nd BA flight as a test. I could see a smaller AA plane doing a 2nd daily, either 767/332/788. I have heard some grumblings as well, nothing official, but just talk. The 2nd daily limited weekly flights on the 747 are a huge jump. Take those seats and sp...

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by airzona11
Thu Jun 29, 2017 4:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada downsizes 737 MAX 9 order book
Replies: 68
Views: 10125

Re: Air Canada downsizes 737 MAX 9 order book

Nothing has happened really. Apart from AC reconsidering their 737-9 decision by low profile removing their slots from the 737-9 assembly line-up. Which shouldn't come as unexpected when Boeing themselves was forced to redo the aircraft to keep United on board. :eyebrow: Like the A320 Family, belie...

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by airzona11
Wed Jun 28, 2017 4:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing officially launches 737 MAX 10
Replies: 353
Views: 48580

Re: Boeing officially launches 737 MAX 10

Well the 739/ER has decades of life still left at UA. If it improves use ability it may be worth it. I'm not sure why Boeing would just give UA the retrofits for free, UA is probably giving them some money. It would not surprise me if any/all of this was covered as a part of the recent UA 100 MAX10...

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by airzona11
Tue Jun 27, 2017 8:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What if WN Added Smaller Aircraft to their Fleet?
Replies: 18
Views: 2729

Re: What if WN Added Smaller Aircraft to their Fleet?

WN would lose all of the simplicity and benefits of operating a single-type fleet. If you look at it, (almost) all successful LCCs (if you can call WN that) use a single aircraft type, at least for short-haul: Ryanair (and its sister companies worldwide), Wizzair, Norwegian, most of the Asian LCCs....

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by airzona11
Fri Jun 23, 2017 1:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Condor adds Phoenix - summer 2018
Replies: 39
Views: 4738

Re: Condor adds Phoenix - summer 2018

Here's a news article about it (in Dutch): https://www.luchtvaartnieuws.nl/nieuws/categorie/2/airlines/condor-rechtstreeks-naar-phoenix-en-seattle Seems like they're not only adding Phoenix but also Seattle. They pull out of San Diego and the Maledives. Lufthansa is taking over San Diego and Male w...

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by airzona11
Thu Jun 22, 2017 10:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Condor adds Phoenix - summer 2018
Replies: 39
Views: 4738

Re: Condor adds Phoenix - summer 2018

Awesome news! Excited to see DE and a German bird in Phx again!

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by airzona11
Thu Jun 22, 2017 6:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus announces deployable flight recorder
Replies: 56
Views: 6771

Re: Airbus announces deployable flight recorder

You say that it has been proven technology in the military. What crashes happened where this deployable flight recorder was found floating in the ocean? Has it ever actually worked? Well, DRS claim theirs work 95% of the time, which is a vast improvement on the 20-25% success rate of fixed ELT's. I...

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by airzona11
Wed Jun 21, 2017 9:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus announces deployable flight recorder
Replies: 56
Views: 6771

Re: Airbus announces deployable flight recorder

Interesting development and for sure something the manufacturers etc are working on. I think the rush to call certain posters dense is a bit much. There are obviously reasons the solutions that people are saying are, "so simple, reliable and great" are not yet deployed. Reality is that the...

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by airzona11
Wed Jun 21, 2017 9:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada named best airline in North America
Replies: 77
Views: 7887

Re: Air Canada named best airline in North America

As a US based *Gold flyer, I would always love that AC granted club access on trans border flights. Always had great experiences flying AC, in the old 77W layout I got the first row economy B seat with no A next to it, just about the best coach flight ever. Anecdotally, I know some Million Milers wh...

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by airzona11
Tue Jun 20, 2017 11:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines orders 4 more 77W, converts 100 737MAX's into 100 737MAX10
Replies: 152
Views: 26680

Re: United Airlines orders 4 more 77W, converts 100 737MAX's into 100 737MAX10

What gap does UA have now? That is why they are in a great position, there is no rush. They have plenty of pipeline of incoming jets to meet immediate needs. The A321 as it stands "now" adds nothing to them. Nothing against the A321, but UA has no routes that it will cancel in the next 5 ...

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by airzona11
Tue Jun 20, 2017 11:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines orders 4 more 77W, converts 100 737MAX's into 100 737MAX10
Replies: 152
Views: 26680

Re: United Airlines orders 4 more 77W, converts 100 737MAX's into 100 737MAX10

The MoM is 6-10 years away, the B737-10 is 2-4 years away The A321 is here NOW. while I do not doubt the B737-10 will be a formidable airplane?? It Ain't Here yet!! The A321 or A321LR might fill the gap in the mean time as UAL has to have airplanes to fill the increased commitment to Hawaii What ga...

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by airzona11
Tue Jun 20, 2017 10:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines orders 4 more 77W, converts 100 737MAX's into 100 737MAX10
Replies: 152
Views: 26680

Re: United Airlines orders 4 more 77W, converts 100 737MAX's into 100 737MAX10

Clearly, there is. A35J is a perfect replacement for United's older 777-200s, while 777-300ER will serve as replacements for 747s and upgauge from 777-200ERs, where necessary. Please, stop this "United doesn't need/will cancel A35J order" BS again, it's been proven wrong over and over aga...

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by airzona11
Tue Jun 20, 2017 9:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Mighty 757
Replies: 191
Views: 25095

Re: The Mighty 757

UPS757Pilot wrote:
What's really fun for us cargo types is that we often fly at very light weights, or even empty at times. Even at max derated thrust, she will get up and go in hurry. The other pilot has to be ready to move the flaps quickly!


That would be a bucket list experience! Very cool.

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by airzona11
Mon Jun 19, 2017 11:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA cancels CRJ flights from PHX due to extreme heat
Replies: 29
Views: 8745

Re: AA cancels CRJ flights from PHX due to extreme heat

It is a scorcher. Happens a few times a year. I have a flight on a CR7 Thursday night so in theory am good to go.

Much respect of the ground crews out there right now.

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by airzona11
Mon Jun 19, 2017 11:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing officially launches 737 MAX 10
Replies: 353
Views: 48580

Re: Boeing officially launches 737 MAX 10

Some comments on here are so humorous. At the end of the day, airlines have 2 options. Neither plane is as absolute as some want it to be. The only option for Boeing and Airbus is to build spec for spec the same plane or offer a little more range here, seating there, or squeeze life out of amortized...

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by airzona11
Mon Jun 19, 2017 10:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus launches A320 Airspace cabin
Replies: 22
Views: 6879

Re: Airbus launches A320 Airspace cabin

It does look good in the mockups. I like the windows. Personally I like DLs Airbus look the most.

Seems interesting the bins if they are a shelf style. Then again, maybe they see the writing on the wall that airlines are going to be charging for bin space so max capacity/ease of use isnt a priority.

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by airzona11
Mon Jun 19, 2017 4:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar Airways unveils new Q Suite business class seat
Replies: 90
Views: 21550

Re: Qatar Airways unveils new Q Suite business class seat

Wow, those look amazing!
How fun would a trip be with you and 3 friends in that quad setup?

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by airzona11
Sun Jun 18, 2017 11:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Mighty 757
Replies: 191
Views: 25095

Re: The Mighty 757

Will never forget my first time onboard one, turning left after boarding our HP 757 to ORD, cant beat it! Looks wise, with winglets, it is second only to a 747. Take offs from SNA with a light load to PHX, rocket ship. The length of the 757300, I was seated way way back on a UA 753 through some migh...

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by airzona11
Sun Jun 18, 2017 8:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL outlines A350 routes
Replies: 62
Views: 18341

Re: DL A350 inaugural flight will be DTW-NRT

And to all the upgrade-whiners here, just stop it. The business model is finally turning away from a dichotomous roulette between a crappy coach seat and a luxurious prime class seat, to a more granular offering, where we can pay for the level of service we want in a way that is in many cases reaso...

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by airzona11
Sun Jun 18, 2017 8:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pie In The Sky--UA To Sell UNO Deep Dish Pizza In Y
Replies: 59
Views: 8123

Re: Pie In The Sky--UA To Sell UNO Deep Dish Pizza In Y

Cool to see airlines iterating on the onboard product in positive ways. Great smells too. And I'm struggling with your CO/UA comment. I don't think anyone who understands the product would give it a whirl on a plane. So are you saying this is a press release that was give to the PR team from someon...

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by airzona11
Sun Jun 18, 2017 6:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pie In The Sky--UA To Sell UNO Deep Dish Pizza In Y
Replies: 59
Views: 8123

Re: Pie In The Sky--UA To Sell UNO Deep Dish Pizza In Y

Cool to see airlines iterating on the onboard product in positive ways. Great smells too. And I'm struggling with your CO/UA comment. I don't think anyone who understands the product would give it a whirl on a plane. So are you saying this is a press release that was give to the PR team from someone...

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by airzona11
Sun Jun 18, 2017 1:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL outlines A350 routes
Replies: 62
Views: 18341

Re: DL A350 inaugural flight will be DTW-NRT

Wait, DL is really eliminating Y+ and going J/PY/Y? That seems strange to be removing options for increased spend/upgrades/stratified cabin offerings. But more importantly, this must be an error. DL is out to screw DTW, no way they would feature their state of the art bird on routes from DTW.... :fe...

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by airzona11
Sat Jun 17, 2017 5:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737-9 and 787-10 Tandem Flying Display
Replies: 24
Views: 3751

Re: Boeing 737-9 and 787-10 Tandem Flying Display

Thank you for sharing. That is one of the most visually appealing aviation videos I have very seen. Amazing!

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by airzona11
Sat Jun 17, 2017 5:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian captain flys with his 19 year old son on revenue flight.
Replies: 102
Views: 17685

Re: Norwegian captain flys with his 19 year old son on revenue flight.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/travel/travel_news/article-4599456/Norwegian-Captain-flies-737-son-19.html Where are the Norwegian fans to defend this? As the topic poster, would be interested to know your feedback reading all the informative responses on this thread. Why the vitriol towards Norwegian? ...

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