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by rta
Mon May 22, 2017 4:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Richard Branson may start a new US airline venture after Alaska spat
Replies: 59
Views: 11083

Re: Richard Branson may start a new US airline venture after Alaska spat

I never understood by A.net has always been so aggressively opposed to the creation of new Airlines in the U.S. market, especially as competition,after a series of mergers and acquisitions, is at an all time low(along with customer satisfaction) 8 years ago it made sense with a struggling industry,...

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by rta
Sat May 20, 2017 4:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United working to replace P.S. with "United Coast"
Replies: 71
Views: 12134

Re: United working to replace P.S. with "United Coast"

rnav2dlrey wrote:
i actually like "united coast"


I like it too. I think they will be able to advertise it well. The 'p.s.' thing never really clicked for me.

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by rta
Thu May 18, 2017 5:44 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Printed boarding pass vs. smartphone
Replies: 60
Views: 2893

Re: Printed boarding pass vs. smartphone

I think it mainly boils down to preference.. Sometimes I like to use paper but if I'm on a long haul flight with a connection, the mobile boarding pass is nice because I always know where my phone is. The mobile boarding pass also updates if there's a delay or something. No strong feelings either wa...

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by rta
Sun May 14, 2017 8:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why did Lufthansa reject that single 747-8i?
Replies: 11
Views: 7344

Re: Why did Lufthansa reject that single 747-8i?

What kind of leverage do airlines have in just choosing to not take delivery of an aircraft?

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by rta
Sat May 13, 2017 8:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LAX To Build Celebrities Only Terminal
Replies: 98
Views: 24303

Re: LAX To Build Celebrities Only Terminal

Lets be honest, many actual celebrities (that attract attention from paparazzi and fans) will still be frequently using the public terminals. Part of remaining famous is remaining relevant, and that is much harder to do without the paparazzi attention getting you in media (doubly so if you are a &q...

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by rta
Fri May 12, 2017 7:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Today's UA 49 diverted back to BOM?
Replies: 45
Views: 6013

Re: Today's UA 49 diverted back to BOM?

But why go back to to BOM and not back to DEL or Bucharest or Munich or even Frankfurt. Several reasons. Passenger protection. Its safe to assume that most of these passengers are from BOM or have a closer reltation to BOM than anywhere else so it makes more sense to bring them back as the flight w...

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by rta
Fri May 12, 2017 7:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: AA may end 77W on MIA - LAX
Replies: 34
Views: 6569

Re: Rumor: AA may end 77W on MIA - LAX

Wouldn't be the end of the world if they replace it with the 772, as they are now refurbished

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by rta
Sat May 06, 2017 6:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will an airport be named after Obama?
Replies: 70
Views: 8466

Re: Will an airport be named after Obama?

Why always complicate airport names with name of people? Why don't just name them after their location? I also prefer airports just being named after their location. I could also understand having names for cities that have multiple airports (Chicago O'Hare/Midway or London Heathrow/Gatwick). But t...

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by rta
Sat May 06, 2017 3:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA DFW-FCO/AMS Inaugural Today!!
Replies: 103
Views: 13557

Re: AA DFW-FCO/AMS Inaugural Today!!

The fact that its a 767 isn't the problem. Its the lack of IFE, the lack of WiFi, the inconsistent sidewalls/lighting, and the generally old looking interior that makes the flight less enjoyable.I flew transatlantic on one (by mistake, because I missed my connection) and yes I got to my destination ...

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by rta
Thu May 04, 2017 5:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA to relaunch EWR-EZE
Replies: 42
Views: 7976

Re: UA to relaunch EWR-EZE

dcajet wrote:
AA 954/55 is quite prone to delays and those 772 are showing their age.


Even though AA has completely renovated them? I think not...

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by rta
Tue May 02, 2017 6:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Should UA Bring 752s Out of Desert
Replies: 88
Views: 18787

Re: Should UA Bring 752s Out of Desert

Why doesn't UA (or any other airline for that matter) just run premium configs of 737s on these transcons?

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by rta
Fri Apr 28, 2017 6:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Big 4 1st Quarter 2017 Earnings Roundup
Replies: 35
Views: 3482

Re: Big 4 1st Quarter 2017 Earnings Roundup

So relatively speaking, how would the airlines be ranked in terms of who did the best?

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by rta
Thu Apr 27, 2017 5:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN CEO: Southwest to no longer overbook flights
Replies: 58
Views: 7021

Re: WN CEO: Southwest to no longer overbook flights

Just means more pax will be standby. With WNs liberal change policies not "overbooking" would be financial suicide. Either change policies would be more restrictive going forward or more pax will be given standby status. Yeah I don't really understand how this works. I'm sure there are ma...

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by rta
Wed Apr 26, 2017 8:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US reportedly considering banning electronics from UK and other European countries
Replies: 265
Views: 28406

Re: US reportedly considering banning electronics from UK

It sounds like you just need to reroute yourself through a different European hub before departing for the US. I don't really understand what this accomplishes.

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by rta
Sat Apr 22, 2017 6:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: U.S. Air Marshal Left Loaded Gun in an Airplane Bathroom
Replies: 63
Views: 5403

Re: U.S. Air Marshal Left Loaded Gun in an Airplane Bathroom

StTim wrote:
More reason to only fly non US frames to the US.


Speaking of which, is there any reason why US airlines like to put stickers on the back of my passport? Hasn't happened to me on other airlines.

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by rta
Fri Apr 21, 2017 3:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Scott Kirby: Leaving New York’s JFK ‘Was the Wrong Decision’
Replies: 152
Views: 26492

Re: Scott Kirby: Leaving New York’s JFK ‘Was the Wrong Decision’

commavia wrote:
he specifically mentioned AA - not Delta or JetBlue or Virgin America- picking up United corporate accounts.


I don't think JetBlue or Virgin ever had a chance being a largely domestic only airline. But given that AA is larger than DL at LAX and SFO, I can't say its too surprising.

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by rta
Fri Apr 21, 2017 2:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Scott Kirby: Leaving New York’s JFK ‘Was the Wrong Decision’
Replies: 152
Views: 26492

Re: Scott Kirby: Leaving New York’s JFK ‘Was the Wrong Decision’

Kirby/UA acknowledges that they may have lost these contracts for good, which is unsurprising. Regardless if UA ever returns to JFK in the near future, it's good to hear them admit it was a mistake.

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by rta
Fri Apr 21, 2017 7:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ATW says drop UA rebrand as CO
Replies: 134
Views: 19061

Re: ATW says drop UA rebrand as CO

The name "United Airlines" has a lot of history and I don't think it should go. I'm not a big fan of the current livery but I don't think most people will care about that - half of the memes from the past week still have the tulip. The best course of action is to ride it out. They'll still...

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by rta
Wed Apr 19, 2017 3:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 767-400 future
Replies: 46
Views: 9668

Re: 767-400 future

Agree with those who said they'll probably keep them. Not sure how overlap there is in accommodating the -300 and -400, but UA and DL have shown to keep their planes for a long time, and I think they have plenty newer -300 models as well.

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by rta
Sat Apr 15, 2017 9:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United passenger threatened with handcuffs to make room for 'higher-priority' traveler
Replies: 214
Views: 24270

Re: United passenger threatened with handcuffs to make room for 'higher-priority' traveler

Let's not get carried away. The stock ended down 1%. That's not anything to point to as a victory. You mean $225.000.000 getting wiped out and the airline facing a backlash that no other airline has in the last decade? Munoz's apology after his initial reaction says it all really. . You do realize ...

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by rta
Tue Apr 11, 2017 4:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Another United gaffe - forces doctor off plane
Replies: 2122
Views: 112633

Re: Another United gaffe - forces doctor off plane

Before people forget this, the pressure should me mounted on DOT in framing/correcting the existing rules and make them more passenger friendly. Today its United and tomorrow it can be some other airline and one of us can be a victim. This. The USA needs an EU261 style regulation desperately. Right...

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by rta
Tue Apr 11, 2017 1:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Another United gaffe - forces doctor off plane
Replies: 2122
Views: 112633

Re: Another United gaffe - forces doctor off plane

I don't understand what people expected Munoz to say to the employees.

"We made these rules, but we're not going to stand behind you when you enforce them"?

I get why people don't like his message, but I believe it was necessary to stand ground.

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by rta
Tue Apr 11, 2017 1:32 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: UA-CO breakup
Replies: 49
Views: 6633

Re: UA-CO breakup

UA is finally starting to get its act together, after a long merger. If there was any time to question the merger, its definitely not now when things are (operationally) at its smoothest.

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by rta
Mon Apr 10, 2017 3:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Heck, Delta is having it bad
Replies: 354
Views: 43505

Re: Heck, ATL is having it bad.

They route the bulk of their operation through one airport because their big ego needs to say our Atlanta hub is the busiest in the world and they need to push that out there all the time. What other airlines in the US operates such an out of balance network like that where most of your aircraft an...

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by rta
Sun Apr 09, 2017 5:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Heck, Delta is having it bad
Replies: 354
Views: 43505

Re: Heck, ATL is having it bad.

When I first heard about this, I thought it was just a typical hub IRROPS mess, but it seems like its much worse. To be fair, Delta doesn't usually drop the ball this hard, and I think their strategy (in regards to irrops/interlining) usually works. Of course, this time they lost the bet with multip...

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by rta
Tue Mar 28, 2017 3:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA Denies Boarding to Non-Rev Girl in Leggings, Social Media Revolts
Replies: 487
Views: 30669

Re: UA Denies Boarding to Non-Rev Girl in Leggings, Social Media Revolts

I don't have a problem with UA writing their policies how they want, but they way they reacted on Twitter is absolutely horrifying . Horrifying? You must be very sheltered if a PR reaction horrifies you. That's clearly what I was suggesting. :shakehead: It should have been a very easy situation to ...

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by rta
Mon Mar 27, 2017 12:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA Denies Boarding to Non-Rev Girl in Leggings, Social Media Revolts
Replies: 487
Views: 30669

Re: UA Denies Boarding to Non-Rev Girl in Leggings, Social Media Revolts

I don't have a problem with UA writing their policies how they want, but they way they reacted on Twitter is absolutely horrifying. Non-revs aren't exactly invisible. They're usually the last to board, are called up to the podium, are commonly split up sat among and mingle with paying passengers. Th...

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by rta
Sat Mar 25, 2017 11:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why not more LCCs to Hawaii?
Replies: 45
Views: 4873

Re: Why not more LCCs to Hawaii?

The issue is not that there isn't the demand but there is a ton of flights that are cheap from the mainland of NA as it is. From LAX alone today, Saturday, there are 17 flights from LAX alone. Fares are still pretty expensive. I can find cheaper flights from MIA to Europe than I can from LAX to HNL...

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by rta
Tue Mar 21, 2017 6:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Miami airport suspends high-level manager who was offered ‘a box full of cash’
Replies: 14
Views: 2872

Re: Miami airport suspends high-level manager who was offered ‘a box full of cash’

I personally try to avoid flying from MIA as much as possible. My last flight from MIA was July 2016 on DL MIA-ATL-MSY and the return MSY-ATL-FLL. I prefer and always look to fly from FLL (and not just because I work for an airline out of FLL), 1st and foremost as I can not stand MIA. Yes FLL has i...

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by rta
Tue Mar 21, 2017 3:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: "British Airways 'turning into Ryanair' as first class passengers are the latest to lose perks"
Replies: 109
Views: 19449

Re: "British Airways 'turning into Ryanair' as first class passengers are the latest to lose perks"

I still like flying BA but I feel like they're losing the edge that I would've willingly paid extra for.

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by rta
Mon Mar 20, 2017 11:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will Southwest begin service out of DFW Airport in 2025?
Replies: 21
Views: 2088

Re: Will Southwest begin service out of DFW Airport in 2025?

They don't have much to gain by splitting their operation and going head to head with AA.

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by rta
Sun Mar 19, 2017 6:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL adding SEA-ORD
Replies: 97
Views: 10841

Re: DL adding SEA-ORD

Much needed route for the network. Will be interesting to see how it plays out for them, as well as UA, AS, and AA.

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by rta
Fri Mar 17, 2017 1:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAG Low Cost from BCN will be named "Level"
Replies: 183
Views: 21271

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

Oh god what a horrible livery and name, but mostly livery. Would've looked better painted all white.

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by rta
Thu Mar 16, 2017 3:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Non retrofitted AA 777s
Replies: 26
Views: 4214

Re: Non retrofitted AA 777s

I didn't realize how much progress they've already made with the 772 refurbishment! Last I checked, only a few had been done. Well done AA! AA announced the lie-flat refurb of the 777s nearly five years ago. 'Well done' is the last comment they should receive. The project has been a complete, multi...

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by rta
Thu Mar 16, 2017 12:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Are Four-holer jets done for good? If not, in what capacity can they make a comeback?
Replies: 50
Views: 8451

Re: Are Four-holer jets done for good? If not, in what capacity can they make a comeback?

JannEejit wrote:
The US Presidential jet apparently must be a four holer, other than that I doubt it. Outsize cargo birds maybe...


Does anyone have an idea what might happen when the plane needs to be replaced after the 747-8i? Will they relax on that requirement given how well twins operate?

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by rta
Thu Mar 16, 2017 4:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Non retrofitted AA 777s
Replies: 26
Views: 4214

Re: Non retrofitted AA 777s

https://sites.google.com/site/newameric ... -777-200er



I didn't realize how much progress they've already made with the 772 refurbishment! Last I checked, only a few had been done.
Well done AA!
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mercure1 wrote:
Just look at website that tracks AA fleet.

777
https://sites.google.com/site/newameric ... -777-200er



I didn't realize how much progress they've already made with the 772 refurbishment! Last I checked, only a few had been done.
Well done AA!

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by rta
Thu Mar 16, 2017 12:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EU-US open skies may not apply to UK post-Brexit
Replies: 42
Views: 5900

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

The UK's secretary of state for exiting the European Union has indicated that the country may not have access to EU-US open skies after its departure from the bloc. Asked during a select committee hearing whether the UK would no longer be part of the open-skies agreement post-Brexit, David Davis re...

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by rta
Tue Mar 14, 2017 5:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What is the problem for United to replace the 763 with 788?
Replies: 53
Views: 8640

Re: What is the problem for United to replace the 763 with 788?

United needs to accept the fact that they are no longer a big fish and do not have the clout to dictate aircraft development. The days when Boeing was willing to whip up a tailor made aircraft - 767-400 - for the then Continental Airlines and Delta Airlines, are long gone. They need to learn to adj...

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by rta
Mon Mar 13, 2017 4:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why doesn't LAX have moving walkways, etc?
Replies: 16
Views: 2925

Re: Why doesn't LAX have moving walkways, etc?

rj777 wrote:
-Underground connectors (like ORD, etc.


Underground connectors?

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by rta
Thu Mar 09, 2017 11:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EK theres no hiding parked aeroplanes now
Replies: 189
Views: 44766

Re: EK theres no hiding parked aeroplanes now

AMS Airport: https://www.google.nl/maps/@52.3111449,4.7463323,964m/data=!3m1!1e3?hl=nl There are a grand total of 14 KLM widebody airframes "parked" (at non-gate ramps space). KLM widebody fleet count: around 65 EK widebody fleet count: around 240 Having around 10 - 20 EK frames parked fo...

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by rta
Mon Mar 06, 2017 11:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago O'Hare Summer 2017 Int'l Schedule
Replies: 50
Views: 7233

Re: Chicago O'Hare Summer 2017 Int'l Schedule

Thanks for compiling this. Its good to see AA stepping it up in Chicago with the 787.

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by rta
Thu Mar 02, 2017 6:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AF 772 in UA maintenance hangar at SFO?
Replies: 49
Views: 9174

Re: AF 772 in UA maintenance hangar at SFO?

I know a few people already drove this point home, but SFO is UA's largest MX base and they do a ton of heavy maintenance. They also have the most 777s of any U.S. airline, so AF are in good hands. I was under the impression that the poor reliability on UA, whether perceived or real, wasn't necessar...

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by rta
Sun Feb 19, 2017 10:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Should Delta make Orlando International their South American hub?
Replies: 31
Views: 4889

Re: Should Delta make Orlando International their South American hub?

I think Delta could add a few flights, as they have some flights to Europe from Pittsburgh, Chicago, and so on.

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by rta
Fri Feb 17, 2017 5:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA Plans to Trounce AA in Chicago
Replies: 54
Views: 12172

Re: UA Plans to Trounce AA in Chicago

I don't really know what people are expecting the article to say.To publicly announce their step by step plan on how they'll regain marketshare from AA? As someone who flies through ORD a lot (mostly on AA right now) I think its pretty exciting that UA wants to step it up. ORD is their largest hub a...

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by rta
Wed Feb 15, 2017 4:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA 787s - will ever fly out of MIA?
Replies: 20
Views: 3150

Re: AA 787s - will ever fly out of MIA?

There's a joke about AA sending old planes to MIA to die. Not completely true with the 77Ws and A321s now, but you get the idea.
I'm sure the planes will come to MIA at some point, once AA has more, but in the near term, I'm doubtful.

In the meantime, LA is flying the 787 from MIA to SCL.

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by rta
Sun Feb 12, 2017 8:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAH new Terminal C North sneak preview
Replies: 26
Views: 3743

Re: IAH new Terminal C North sneak preview

Looks real nice, but I wonder how many people will end up using those tablets. They seemed mostly untouched the last time I was in YYZ.

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by rta
Wed Feb 01, 2017 3:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dutch government ends talks with US on pre-clearance
Replies: 102
Views: 14309

Re: Dutch government ends talks with US on pre-clearance

I understand why Canada has preclearance. But is anyone trying to fly nonstop AMS-MCI or the like? I don't see the point of having it in AMS and I don't know what they would gain to benefit from this.

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by rta
Tue Jan 31, 2017 7:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Members Posting For First Time
Replies: 73
Views: 27181

Re: New Members Posting For First Time

I was surprised to see this thread because I could not understand why someone would pay $25 to create a spam account. I didn't realize the forum was now free.

I think this is a good precaution to ensure that the site isn't plagued with spam.

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by rta
Tue Jan 31, 2017 6:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United retires ual.com domain.
Replies: 34
Views: 6549

Re: United retires ual.com domain.

Mods, can you please lock this thread? The site in question still redirects to United.com, there is no reason for this thread to exist. Some people may be interested discussing this topic, including the reasoning and purpose of why UA may or may not decide to do something. You shouldn't recommend t...

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by rta
Mon Jan 30, 2017 7:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL Domestic Groundstop + Subs
Replies: 108
Views: 14314

Re: DL Domestic Groundstop + Subs

A few people have mentioned that airlines need to get new IT systems, which is fair. However, its not that easy to completely scrap and replace current systems given their size and complexity. I'm sure the airlines are working to make sure that these issues don't happen (as they shouldn't), but for ...

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