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by StrandedAtMKG
Sun Sep 10, 2017 1:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Airlines seeking to expand dominance at Dallas Love Field
Replies: 94
Views: 10339

Re: Southwest Airlines seeking to expand dominance at Dallas Love Field

One airline should not be allowed to control 18 of 20 gates at a major airport in a major city. This is why we have antitrust laws and the FTC. WN can effectively charge whatever they want for the flights they're running at DAL with no competition. What on earth are the regulators doing?

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by StrandedAtMKG
Thu Sep 07, 2017 11:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hurricane Irma's Impact on Aviation
Replies: 389
Views: 48968

Re: If Airbus Is Listening: send A380s to MIA!

I mean, it's not the *worst* idea I've ever heard. But how many A380s does Airbus have completed that they have control of? And of those, how many have seats in them? But your larger point is a good one: between all the aero operators in the US, Canada, and Mexico, there's got to be enough a) goodw...

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by StrandedAtMKG
Thu Sep 07, 2017 11:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Possible Turkish 747-8i order
Replies: 92
Views: 22967

Re: Possible Turkish 747-8i order

Every order that extends the backorder helps to extend the life of the program. I just don't see how adding 61 seats per flight does much for routes that currently have 3 daily 77W's on them. That's just adding 122 additional seats per day which is just a little over 1/3 the capacity of one 77W. Ad...

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by StrandedAtMKG
Thu Sep 07, 2017 11:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hurricane Irma's Impact on Aviation
Replies: 389
Views: 48968

Re: If Airbus Is Listening: send A380s to MIA!

I mean, it's not the *worst* idea I've ever heard. But how many A380s does Airbus have completed that they have control of? And of those, how many have seats in them? But your larger point is a good one: between all the aero operators in the US, Canada, and Mexico, there's got to be enough a) goodwi...

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by StrandedAtMKG
Tue Aug 22, 2017 11:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada adds daily YUL-NRT
Replies: 63
Views: 15095

Re: Air Canada to make major Montreal announcement on 08/23

https://aircanada.mediaroom.com/2017-08 ... nouncement



Slightly off-topic-ish: since it's in a Francophone city, shouldn't "Le Westin Hotel" be "Le Ouestin?"

/joking
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Noise wrote:



Slightly off-topic-ish: since it's in a Francophone city, shouldn't "Le Westin Hotel" be "Le Ouestin?"

/joking

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by StrandedAtMKG
Sat Aug 19, 2017 12:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta CEO / Upcoming NB order comments...
Replies: 161
Views: 25020

Re: Delta CEO / Upcoming NB order comments...

He will not be viewed as unpatriotic if he doesn't buy Boeing. Airbus makes great aircraft and you need American workers to support those aircraft. Yes he will...by me, at least. American companies have an obligation to purchase American products unless it's absurdly fiscally irresponsible not to. ...

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by StrandedAtMKG
Wed Aug 16, 2017 7:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Would a Wilmington, DE-based airline work?
Replies: 37
Views: 3155

Re: Would a Wilmington, DE-based airline work?

Given that Frontier tried exactly this and then pulled it down about as quickly as they put it up, I'm gonna go with "no."

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by StrandedAtMKG
Wed Aug 16, 2017 12:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airports shared between two metropolitan areas
Replies: 116
Views: 11075

Re: Airports shared between two metropolitan areas

skywaymanaz wrote:
727LOVER wrote:
New Haven/Bridgeport Regional Airport


Yale could use an international airport.


You mean Yal6?

I'm not made of airports.

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by StrandedAtMKG
Fri Aug 11, 2017 2:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: HK Express to launch Nagoya-Guam flights Oct. 29
Replies: 5
Views: 636

Re: HK Express to launch Nagoya-Guam flights Oct. 29

...If Guam still exists on October 29, that is.

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by StrandedAtMKG
Thu Aug 10, 2017 2:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Midwest Express 2017
Replies: 109
Views: 13226

Re: Midwest Express 2017

I can just imagine the investor pitch.... "It'll be just like Independence Air but we'll succeed where they failed because we'll be using the exact same airframes, just 15 years older! We're saving so much in depreciation!" I'm relatively young, so I wasn't around for the demise of giants...

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by StrandedAtMKG
Wed Aug 02, 2017 12:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How will Boeing name its future aircraft?
Replies: 56
Views: 6725

Re: How will Boeing name its future aircraft?

The question is, why do they even need new designations? Right now the name 737 is associated with a small, short-haul, high-cycle people mover. The world will always have a need for this type of aircraft. Why not keep naming Boeing's 100-180 seat aircraft the 737, even after a clean-sheet design? S...

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by StrandedAtMKG
Mon Jul 31, 2017 6:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: VLAs for Short Haul?
Replies: 26
Views: 3489

Re: VLAs for Short Haul?

Semi-related follow-up question: as we see flights upgraded to the next size aircraft, will we see regionals' next contracts updated so that E170/CR7 pilots are the newbies making the $20K like CR2/DH8 pilots are now?

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by StrandedAtMKG
Sun Jul 30, 2017 1:35 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Badly Named (Or Branded) Airlines.
Replies: 152
Views: 8281

Re: Badly Named (Or Branded) Airlines.

Unpopular opinions incoming... I think in the long run Alaska Airlines is going to regret their name. I understand they started in Alaska and they do a lot of business to and from Alaska, but as they expand I think they're going to regret it. Why on earth would a potential customer from Texas or Ill...

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by StrandedAtMKG
Wed Jul 26, 2017 4:45 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Names of cabin classes, past and present, different languages
Replies: 24
Views: 1274

Re: Names of cabin classes, past and present, different languages

readytotaxi wrote:
Now which airline would be brave enough to revert to the old cruise liner labelling,
1st Class
2nd Class
3rd Class


On US airlines everyone's treated as a second class citizen, regardless of the class they're flying.

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by StrandedAtMKG
Wed Jul 26, 2017 4:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: G4 strands approx. 200 pax headed to Oklahoma, and other west coast issues
Replies: 70
Views: 7611

Re: G4 strands approx. 200 pax headed to Oklahoma, and other west coast issues

Couldn't they at least find a spare somewhere in the system to get those people out? You keep a spare car? Nope, but when I have obligations to fulfill (i.e. paying customers who are depending on me, especially in a situation of this magnitude) there are agencies from which I can rent one, and so I...

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by StrandedAtMKG
Fri Jul 21, 2017 4:38 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airlines in need of a livery update?
Replies: 43
Views: 1835

Re: Airlines in need of a livery update?

Delta needs the old wavy gravy tail back. No. Deltaflot looked like an 8th grader's Intro to Graphic Design homework. It was a mish-mash of a dated font and a way-too-common tail scheme, plus it seemed to pick up dirt and thus draw attention to DL's aging fleet. Delta's current livery is simple, cl...

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by StrandedAtMKG
Wed Jul 12, 2017 4:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Man Checks In Single Can of Beer on Qantas Flight
Replies: 62
Views: 9401

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

So QF can transport a single can of beer by itself with no issues, but UA can't transport a $40,000 wheelchair without wrecking it.

Got it.

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by StrandedAtMKG
Tue Jul 11, 2017 3:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA's ongoing PR issues
Replies: 368
Views: 29052

Re: UA Destroys $42,000 Wheelchair

Jesus Christ, United. Flying while disabled is a total nightmare to begin with, and you make it a thousand times worse by destroying a mobility device someone depends on? (And for those upthread quibbling with use of the word "destroyed," if it's unusable, it's destroyed.) They didn't just...

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by StrandedAtMKG
Fri Jul 07, 2017 2:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue and Spirit merger could it work?
Replies: 60
Views: 5989

Re: JetBlue and Spirit merger could it work?

Spirit's brand is marketing napalm at this point. I've literally never heard any of my contacts say anything positive about NK, but on several occasions I've seen people ask on social media whether they should fly NK and the response is a resounding NO. NK is the kind of airline you fly once, deeply...

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by StrandedAtMKG
Sun Jun 11, 2017 3:15 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Closest Flying Aircraft To You At This Moment: Flightradar24
Replies: 85
Views: 2492

Re: Closest Flying Aircraft To You At This Moment: Flightradar24

It's 23:10L (03:10Z). AAL398 JFK-SEA, a Boeing 737-823 N981NN is passing a little south of me.

LOT Flight 4, ORD-WAW, a 788 SP-LRB passed over a few minutes ago.

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by StrandedAtMKG
Sat Jun 03, 2017 6:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: German group considering A380 part out
Replies: 114
Views: 26167

Re: German group considering A380 part out

Revelation wrote:
I guess the world needs only so many A380s for transporting peoples to their pilgrimages and MAS has cornered that market?


Building the entire financial viability of an airline around a couple weeks' worth of Hajj flights seems like a less-than-brilliant idea.

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by StrandedAtMKG
Wed May 31, 2017 6:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B6 A321 diverts to GRR- smoke from carry on
Replies: 15
Views: 3564

Re: B6 A321 diverts to GRR- smoke from carry on

Two thoughts... 1. As I understand it, right now everyone's supposed to put all their electronics with lithium batteries in their carryon luggage specifically so they can be monitored for smoke/fire. Forcing everyone to put them in the cargo hold strikes me as bassackwards. 2. Is it too much to hope...

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by StrandedAtMKG
Wed May 31, 2017 5:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA DCA-GRR/XNA, New Codeshare Routes
Replies: 15
Views: 2933

Re: AA DCA-GRR/XNA, New Codeshare Routes

AA is flying and heavily marketing their DCA-LAN flight. This was my first question when I read about AA launching GRR-DCA. This is going to cannibalize the bejesus out of DCA-LAN, which has never been a particularly solid route to begin with (although maybe I'm still stuck on Independence's ill-fa...

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by StrandedAtMKG
Wed May 17, 2017 4:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First 737 MAX delivered to Malindo Air
Replies: 63
Views: 12294

Re: First 737 MAX delivered to Malindo Air

I'm not a huge fan of the font on "Batik" but I looooove the tail and winglets. Very nice!

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by StrandedAtMKG
Wed May 17, 2017 4:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: AA to end SABRE end of June
Replies: 98
Views: 13653

Re: AA to end SABRE end of June

Then after July 1 try and find a set that still has native sabre on it and report back.. It is all going to be that garbage QIK system. There will still be plenty of sets that have Sabre on it, just those that have a reason to be there for FOS work. QIK makes it a lot easier for agents to remember ...

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by StrandedAtMKG
Sun Apr 30, 2017 4:25 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Air Koryo's Hamburger--The Patty, The Bun, The Legend
Replies: 28
Views: 4504

Re: Air Koryo's Hamburger--The Patty, The Bun, The Legend

Has she not heard of her own city's cult burger chain? Thank you! ....and In-n-Out is almost as disgusting as this burger looks, too. I have never, Never, EVER understood the hype that this place puts on such a shitty chain sandwich. Fimme Fatburger or Big Boy, any day. Agreed. I really think its t...

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by StrandedAtMKG
Sun Apr 16, 2017 4:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Compass Airlines relocating all pilots, other jobs to LAX & SEA
Replies: 69
Views: 10818

Re: Compass Airlines relocating all pilots, other jobs to LAX & SEA

This just means there will be more crew deadheading from MSP to LAX/SEA, so more opportunities for paying passengers to be dragged off the plane by law enforcement. /duck Actually just the opposite. If they're based out of MSP and fly out of LAX or SEA, than they have to be deadheaded. This is wher...

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by StrandedAtMKG
Sun Apr 16, 2017 3:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Compass Airlines relocating all pilots, other jobs to LAX & SEA
Replies: 69
Views: 10818

Re: Compass Airlines relocating all pilots, other jobs to LAX & SEA

This just means there will be more crew deadheading from MSP to LAX/SEA, so more opportunities for paying passengers to be dragged off the plane by law enforcement.

/duck

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by StrandedAtMKG
Mon Apr 10, 2017 5:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Another United gaffe - forces doctor off plane
Replies: 2119
Views: 118614

Re: Another United gaffe - forces doctor off plane

F9Animal wrote:
ROSWELL41 wrote:
F9Animal wrote:

I agree! I just think the police handled it so wrong, and major training needs to be done on the officer who hit him. He didn't deserve that, and I think most of us agree it could have been handled differently.


Training at McDonald's, that is. His career as a LEO should be over. Today.

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by StrandedAtMKG
Sat Apr 08, 2017 5:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UK Judge rules Ryanair must pay compensation to baby
Replies: 33
Views: 4753

Re: UK Judge rules Ryanair must pay compensation to baby

The parents paid a fee to Ryanair with the understanding that their family (including the baby) would be transported to their destination in a timely fashion. They weren't, and that's on Ryanair. Pay up, dudes.

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by StrandedAtMKG
Sun Apr 02, 2017 9:22 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Transatlantic - UA or LX?
Replies: 26
Views: 1996

Re: Transatlantic - UA or LX?

avek00 wrote:
Not possible to do LHR-FRA-PTY??


Given that this thread was posted seven months ago, I'm guessing this journey has already taken place. Please check timestamps before replying.

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by StrandedAtMKG
Mon Mar 27, 2017 3:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA Denies Boarding to Non-Rev Girl in Leggings, Social Media Revolts
Replies: 487
Views: 32178

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

To me, the issue isn't whether the dress code is appropriate or not, it's about how to handle the situation. As an executive, I would not be happy with the publicity about this. Right, wrong or otherwise, this is not a good look. The general public doesn't care about non-rev and dress codes - all t...

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by StrandedAtMKG
Sun Mar 26, 2017 4:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA Denies Boarding to Non-Rev Girl in Leggings, Social Media Revolts
Replies: 487
Views: 32178

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

My Twitter feed is blowing up right now because of this story: @shannonrwatts: 1) A @united gate agent isn't letting girls in leggings get on flight from Denver to Minneapolis because spandex is not allowed? 2) She's forcing them to change or put dresses on over leggings or they can't board. Since w...

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by StrandedAtMKG
Mon Mar 20, 2017 7:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US/UK banning electronics in cabin from multiple Middle East/African countries
Replies: 412
Views: 38733

Re: Royal Jordanian banning electronics in cabin on US flights

https://twitter.com/JenGriffinFNC/statu ... 1926223874
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Per Fox News's Jennifer Griffin, the ban only applies for the next 96 hours. They must have (what the administration views as) a credible threat of some kind.

https://twitter.com/JenGriffinFNC/statu ... 1926223874

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by StrandedAtMKG
Thu Mar 16, 2017 1:05 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airlines that serve Pepsi instead of Coca Cola
Replies: 36
Views: 3029

Re: Airlines that serve Pepsi instead of Coca Cola

As alluded to above though, it's interesting that AA serves Coca-Cola, but not Sprite, opting for Sierra Mist (a PepsiCo product) instead. Prior to the US merger AA did serve both Coke and Pepsi, as well as both Sprite and Sierra Mist. After AA merged with US, since AA was under contract with both ...

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by StrandedAtMKG
Thu Mar 16, 2017 12:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Proposed Essential Air Service elimination
Replies: 170
Views: 13466

Re: Proposed Essential Air Service elimination

I don't know that I'm necessarily in favor of eliminating the program altogether, but when an airport like the one in my hometown (MKG), 45 minutes from GRR, gets an EAS subsidy there's something wrong with the selection criteria. Scale it back and fix the selection criteria, and go from there.

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by StrandedAtMKG
Wed Mar 15, 2017 8:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SFO to Get First Public Pre-Security USA Outdoor Observation Deck?
Replies: 34
Views: 3564

Re: SFO to Get First Public Pre-Security USA Outdoor Observation Deck?

GRR says hi. (I mean, it's on the other side of the field from the terminal, but it's there.)

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by StrandedAtMKG
Fri Mar 03, 2017 3:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL to Withdraw M88 from LGA Due to Noise
Replies: 54
Views: 9541

Re: DL to Withdraw M88 from LGA Due to Noise

"...commitment to updating its fleet" by retiring planes a) that they were going to retire anyway, and b) are 30 years old and should have been retired a long time ago anyway. Some of Delta's A320s are just as old. I suppose you're calling for their retirement, too? The average age of the...

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by StrandedAtMKG
Thu Mar 02, 2017 7:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN CEO Says Cuba Flights Poor, but Have Patience
Replies: 66
Views: 7816

Re: WN CEO Says Cuba Flights Poor, but Have Patience

US airline management is probably the most incompetent in the world. Slogan of USA airline CEOs should be, "hold my beer, watch this route (ONT-IND), is pure gold. No offense to ONT and IND, but USA airlines are incompetent and poorly run, for the most part (too bad AS and the few good airline...

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by StrandedAtMKG
Thu Mar 02, 2017 7:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL to Withdraw M88 from LGA Due to Noise
Replies: 54
Views: 9541

Re: DL to Withdraw M88 from LGA Due to Noise

"...commitment to updating its fleet" by retiring planes a) that they were going to retire anyway, and b) are 30 years old and should have been retired a long time ago anyway.

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by StrandedAtMKG
Wed Mar 01, 2017 10:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL MD-88 Phase Out
Replies: 93
Views: 24868

Re: DL MD-88 Phse Out

davescj wrote:
Would this not put a damper on any possible expansion plans? That is a large number of aircraft to be taking out of the fleet. At some point, they will need to be replaced if DL wants to expand routes and frequencies.


DL has 75 CSeries (and 50 options), 65 A321s and 47 739ERs on order.

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by StrandedAtMKG
Sat Feb 25, 2017 1:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 3 Airliners, State Police Helo hit with lasers at DTW
Replies: 0
Views: 263

3 Airliners, State Police Helo hit with lasers at DTW

http://www.wxyz.com/news/michigan-state-police-helicopter-three-airliners-hit-with-lasers-friday In separate incidents, three airliners in Metro Airport airspace were hit by lasers. The airlines they belong to were not disclosed. In another incident, the MSP's own helicopter, Trooper 2, was also hit...

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by StrandedAtMKG
Fri Feb 24, 2017 10:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ANA acquire majority stake in Peach, turn into full subsidiary
Replies: 11
Views: 1309

Re: ANA acquire majority stake in Peach, turn into full subsidiary

enilria wrote:
Peach and Vanilla merge to form delicate pastry dessert.


I was just thinking that. Given that it's Japan, I won't be at all surprised to hear of the launch of a NGO-based subsidiary called Mochi Airways.

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by StrandedAtMKG
Thu Feb 23, 2017 10:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian and the Detroit market
Replies: 5
Views: 967

Re: Norweigen and the Detroit market.

You'll never see a transatlantic flight out of Flint. Flint is a dying town, and international service on several majors is available just a short hop down I-75 at DTW. As for Detroit, there's absolutely room for competition from DY. Skyteam has a virtual monopoly on transatlantic service save for a...

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by StrandedAtMKG
Sat Feb 18, 2017 11:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airline Trademarks
Replies: 4
Views: 977

Re: Airline Trademarks

There wouldn't be any point to trademarking them as a) there are already IATA/ICAO regulations on who can use them and what they can use them for, and b) they're not customer-facing. Ask the average (non-a.net-member) flyer what American Airlines's code is and they'll look at you like you have three...

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by StrandedAtMKG
Sat Feb 18, 2017 3:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Essential Air Service Program
Replies: 52
Views: 6608

Re: Essential Air Service Program

There are definitely a lot of cities currently receiving EAS subsidies that definitely <i>don't</i> need to be in the program due to their proximity to other airports with commercial service. My hometown airport, MKG, is one such example, having fallen into the EAS system in 2009 when Mesaba, the s...

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by StrandedAtMKG
Mon Feb 13, 2017 5:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United-Livery Question
Replies: 8
Views: 1779

Re: United-Livery Question

The merger's been what, 6-7 years ago, and I still do a double-take every time I see United titles on what should be a CO aircraft. It just looks *weird*. And lazy. Mostly lazy. UA's defenders keep pointing out the new little touches they're rolling out to extend the brand (didn't they recently add ...

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by StrandedAtMKG
Sun Feb 12, 2017 8:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Smith & Wesson Hootchie Koo--Derringer Detained At ATL
Replies: 26
Views: 2772

Re: Smith & Wesson Hootchie Koo--Derringer Detained At ATL

PHX confiscates a lot of guns also. Arizona is a concealed carry state and you do not need a permit. Most people simply forget they had the gun in thier bag or purse. Most are allowed to return to thier vehicle and put it there. If you're the kind of person who "forgets" that you have a d...

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