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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: 465
Views: 26740

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: 465
Views: 26740

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: 4630

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: 2795

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: 107
Views: 18314

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: 1953

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: 10545

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: 164
Views: 17833

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: 4038

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: 8035

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: 4038

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: 5697

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: 8436

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: 2841

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: 133
Views: 31171

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: 6910

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: 9004

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: 4794

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: 12012

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: 3085

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: 3640

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: 14092

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: 64
Views: 20151

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: 6459

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: 14099

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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by rta
Wed Jan 25, 2017 8:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA To Remove Narrowbody IFE
Replies: 151
Views: 20304

Re: AA To Remove Narrowbody IFE

I really like the idea of having seatback entertainment but most AA domestic planes don't have them. If I'm only getting seatback 10% of the time I'm flying domestic AA, then I basically consider that as not getting seatback IFE while flying domestic AA. With the size of the combined fleet, and give...

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by rta
Mon Jan 23, 2017 3:26 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: One World Lack of Integration
Replies: 26
Views: 4372

Re: One World Lack of Integration

I don't fly through JFK often so I can't comment on those issues. But for me, the experience is mostly fine. Not being to check in online through AA is somewhat annoying, but AA and BA have been able to pull each other's boarding passes for me after visiting an agent. On my domestic flight last week...

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by rta
Wed Jan 18, 2017 8:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Official: AA Introduces Basic Economy
Replies: 155
Views: 15150

Re: Official: AA Introduces Basic Economy

So, lets recognize is not going to be cheaper for anyone to travel, even those having no luggage at all. They will not have, say a 10% discount as they have not even a carry on. They will charge more to the regular passenger. Isn't it wrong? This is what I'm predicting too. Right now I can pay AA $...

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by rta
Wed Jan 18, 2017 5:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UAL names first 777-300ER "New Spirit of United"
Replies: 87
Views: 12723

Re: UAL names first 777-300ER "New Spirit of United"

It seems kind of weird. Not sure if its the actual naming, or the font...

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by rta
Fri Jan 13, 2017 1:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA accelerates 747-400 retirement
Replies: 138
Views: 20558

Re: UA accelerates 747-400 retirement

With an outdated interior and MX delays, I'm not surprised to hear it has poor customer satisfaction scores.

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by rta
Thu Jan 05, 2017 12:16 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Are black liveries "bad"?
Replies: 72
Views: 9412

Re: Are black liveries "bad"?

They need to be repainted more often because they fade in the sun.

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by rta
Mon Dec 26, 2016 4:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: When will AA finally withdraw their 763s?
Replies: 50
Views: 10480

Re: When will AA finally withdraw their 763s?

superjeff wrote:
The bigger issue is reliability. Our flight ended up being delayed 72 hours :-(.


:checkmark:
I've been delayed on too many AA 763s. It seems that reliability has improved as of recently, though.

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by rta
Sun Dec 25, 2016 12:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta off taxiway in ATW
Replies: 51
Views: 10025

Re: Delta off taxiway in GRB

Using a 333 for such a short flight seems like a waste. Until ya realize that they're not only flying the team, but also: ⋅ their families ⋅ their equipment ⋅ their support staff ⋅ their logistical staff ⋅ and often members of the media as well, if ...

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by rta
Mon Dec 19, 2016 12:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: When will AA finally withdraw their 763s?
Replies: 50
Views: 10480

Re: When will AA finally withdraw their 763s?

I recently flew the overnight ORD-LHR flight on the 767 and personally enjoyed how dark the cabin was due to the lack of PTV. However I probably wouldn't enjoy the return (daytime) flight, so I'm glad I'll be on the 77W.

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by rta
Sat Dec 10, 2016 8:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: VS cancels seasonal LHR-ORD service.
Replies: 62
Views: 9314

Re: VS cancels seasonal LHR-ORD service.

I'm not sure why people are surprised that they can't "even pull off 1 daily flight from the third largest metro". The people who are willing to pay nonstop and/or to fly up front are already flying AA or UA, which offer more competitive schedules (9 daily nonstop flights this summer betwe...

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by rta
Sat Dec 10, 2016 7:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas announces non-stop PER-LHR flights
Replies: 290
Views: 49220

Re: Qantas set to announce non-stop PER-LHR flights within days

Its great that we have the technology to do flights like these, but that is personally way too long of a flight for me to sit through.

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by rta
Wed Dec 07, 2016 4:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN To Start Adding Scimitars To 73G Fleet.
Replies: 38
Views: 7495

Re: WN To Start Adding Scimitars To 73G Fleet.

I thought WN didn't see much value in scimitars. Perhaps I'm making that up.

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by rta
Sun Dec 04, 2016 9:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL Testing Meals in Economy on Trans-Cons
Replies: 78
Views: 8471

Re: DL Testing Meals in Economy on Trans-Cons

Not down playing anything but a free turkey sandwich on 2 routes is hardly spectacular in book. Also if UA were to bring free Y/C domestic meals it would be on all domestic routes not just a specific 2 . And how do you know this. Aside from bringing back mini snacks United is more about subtraction...

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by rta
Sat Dec 03, 2016 12:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FAA Orders Boeing 787 Safety Fix: Reboot Power Once in a While
Replies: 65
Views: 7556

Re: FAA Orders Boeing 787 Safety Fix: Reboot Power Once in a While

When and how often are jets "powered down"? I assumed this was done almost everyday.

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by rta
Fri Dec 02, 2016 10:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways Scraps Free Mid-Flight Snacks
Replies: 64
Views: 11811

Re: British Airways Scraps Free Mid-Flight Snacks

I'd often pay a little more to fly BA but now it seems there is little reason to do so. I don't have a problem with them, but I don't have a problem with other carriers either.

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by rta
Wed Nov 30, 2016 3:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United at MDW
Replies: 23
Views: 3675

Re: United at MDW

There is no business case to do so. UA focuses on business traffic to/from Chicago, and with a direct rail link already in existence between ORD and The Loop, they already cater to the needs of their target market. I fly in and out of MDW fairly frequently -- sometimes for pleasure but mostly for b...

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by rta
Sat Nov 26, 2016 6:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: L-US mainline fleet all in new colors
Replies: 14
Views: 3666

Re: L-US mainline fleet all in new colors

Perhaps its just my perception, but the repaint seems to have been very quick. Hope they're able to get Main Cabin Extra on the 320s/321s soon.

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by rta
Wed Nov 23, 2016 6:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Crazy idea for UA and DL's 747's
Replies: 38
Views: 8427

Re: Crazy idea for UA and DL's 747's

While somewhat cool, the main problem is that most passengers won't be willing to pay extra to fly on a particular type of aircraft

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by rta
Tue Nov 22, 2016 3:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH Pilot strike planned 23Nov.
Replies: 139
Views: 15111

Re: LH Pilot strike planned 23Nov.

I hope it will not affect my flight on 22 December. It is exactly in one itinerary, bought via CX website. OSL - FRA with LH. Then FRA - HKG with CX. *fingers crossed* Any comments? :) The strike is scheduled almost exactly a month before you're due to fly. What makes you think you'll have any prob...

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by rta
Sun Nov 20, 2016 3:15 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why board from just one door?
Replies: 71
Views: 6199

Re: Why board from just one door?

You're thinking of your inconvenience as a passenger. There's plenty of stuff going on in the cockpit and on the ramp while passengers board. Plus, you'd need two jetbridges/staircases instead of one. So on top of extra equipment, you'd more personnel to facilitate boarding. Plus, how many airports ...

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by rta
Sat Nov 19, 2016 6:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL livery modification coming?
Replies: 130
Views: 32934

Re: DL livery modification coming?

I really love how the Delta livery stands today. I hope they don't mess it up.

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by rta
Sat Nov 19, 2016 1:17 am
Forum: Site Related
Topic: [Poll] Do you prefer one or two columns in A.net search results?
Replies: 50
Views: 7851

Re: [Poll] Do you prefer one or two columns in A.net search results?

Please do not take this the wrong way, I wish you would go back to the old format in every area. I used to look at the Forum everyday when I came home from work as it kept me up to date on the Airline Industry as a whole, now I avoid your page. You were one of the things I looked forward to in my d...

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by rta
Thu Nov 17, 2016 2:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL and the 777
Replies: 35
Views: 7929

Re: DL and the 777

I believe United has the strongest international network out of the big 3, but I may be mistaken. That being said, Delta has a ton of 767s and A330s that they use internationally.

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by rta
Thu Nov 10, 2016 7:36 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: TRUMP elected: what did Americans vote for ???
Replies: 197
Views: 5181

Re: TRUMP elected: what did Americans vote for ???

Electoral College or not, the problem for the democrats was low voter turn out. The idea that "my vote won't matter, so I'm not going to vote" is toxic.

Apparently it mattered in MI, PA, and WI. And it probably mattered in FL too

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by rta
Fri Nov 04, 2016 10:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta/Virgin to expand codeshare partnership with Jet Airways
Replies: 41
Views: 5964

Re: Delta/Virgin to expand codeshare partnership with Jet Airways

For those of us from the US, these flights are good for going to DEL or BOM, but why would I connect twice to go to Calcut / Chennai / Bangalore / Hyderbad etc.. when I can do that one stop through any number of other carriers? Well like you said, its good for people going to DEL or BOM. There are ...

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