Search found 192 matches

by StrandedAtMKG
Fri Jul 21, 2017 4:38 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airlines in need of a livery update?
Replies: 40
Views: 1485

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...

Jump to post
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: 9216

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.

Jump to post
by StrandedAtMKG
Tue Jul 11, 2017 3:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA's ongoing PR issues
Replies: 368
Views: 28005

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...

Jump to post
by StrandedAtMKG
Fri Jul 07, 2017 2:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue and Spirit merger could it work?
Replies: 60
Views: 5103

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...

Jump to post
by StrandedAtMKG
Sun Jun 11, 2017 3:15 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Closest Flying Aircraft To You At This Moment: Flightradar24
Replies: 70
Views: 1686

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.

Jump to post
by StrandedAtMKG
Sat Jun 03, 2017 6:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: German group considering A380 part out
Replies: 114
Views: 25634

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.

Jump to post
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: 3489

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...

Jump to post
by StrandedAtMKG
Wed May 31, 2017 5:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA DCA-GRR/XNA, New Codeshare Routes
Replies: 15
Views: 2897

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...

Jump to post
by StrandedAtMKG
Wed May 17, 2017 4:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First 737 MAX delivered to Malindo Air
Replies: 63
Views: 11986

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!

Jump to post
by StrandedAtMKG
Wed May 17, 2017 4:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: AA to end SABRE end of June
Replies: 98
Views: 13350

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 ...

Jump to post
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: 4372

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...

Jump to post
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: 10554

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...

Jump to post
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: 10554

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

Jump to post
by StrandedAtMKG
Mon Apr 10, 2017 5:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Another United gaffe - forces doctor off plane
Replies: 2119
Views: 115292

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.

Jump to post
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: 4684

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.

Jump to post
by StrandedAtMKG
Sun Apr 02, 2017 9:22 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Transatlantic - UA or LX?
Replies: 26
Views: 1956

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.

Jump to post
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: 31298

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...

Jump to post
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: 31298

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...

Jump to post
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: 38017

Re: Royal Jordanian banning electronics in cabin on US flights

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

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

Jump to post
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: 2769

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 ...

Jump to post
by StrandedAtMKG
Thu Mar 16, 2017 12:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Proposed Essential Air Service elimination
Replies: 170
Views: 13114

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.

Jump to post
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: 3479

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.)

Jump to post
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: 9353

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...

Jump to post
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: 7740

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...

Jump to post
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: 9353

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.

Jump to post
by StrandedAtMKG
Wed Mar 01, 2017 10:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL MD-88 Phase Out
Replies: 65
Views: 15846

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.

Jump to post
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: 256

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...

Jump to post
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: 1287

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.

Jump to post
by StrandedAtMKG
Thu Feb 23, 2017 10:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian and the Detroit market
Replies: 5
Views: 937

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...

Jump to post
by StrandedAtMKG
Sat Feb 18, 2017 11:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airline Trademarks
Replies: 4
Views: 948

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...

Jump to post
by StrandedAtMKG
Sat Feb 18, 2017 3:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Essential Air Service Program
Replies: 52
Views: 6412

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...

Jump to post
by StrandedAtMKG
Mon Feb 13, 2017 5:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United-Livery Question
Replies: 8
Views: 1675

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 ...

Jump to post
by StrandedAtMKG
Sun Feb 12, 2017 8:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Smith & Wesson Hootchie Koo--Derringer Detained At ATL
Replies: 26
Views: 2749

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...

Jump to post
by StrandedAtMKG
Sun Feb 12, 2017 4:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Qantas LGBT Livery
Replies: 67
Views: 13995

Re: New Qantas LGBT Livery

I agree the placement of the Pride flag haphazardly in the middle of the 'roo is a little weird, but I *love love love* the rainbow QANTAS titles. Subtle and classy. Nicely done, QF!

Jump to post
by StrandedAtMKG
Fri Feb 10, 2017 2:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates Says Flight Was Delayed After Delta Withheld $300 Spare Part
Replies: 188
Views: 21404

Re: Emirates Says Flight Was Delayed After Delta Withheld $300 Spare Part

I'm totally puzzled by the mindset of people in this thread who seem to think it's incumbent upon DL or any other carrier to bail out a competitor in any situation, much less providing a piddly little aircraft part at an outstation. They're a *competitor*. Screw 'em. The situation wouldn't be any di...

Jump to post
by StrandedAtMKG
Thu Feb 09, 2017 5:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada reveals new corporate livery
Replies: 588
Views: 73216

Re: Air Canada reveals new corporate livery

It's a vast improvement over the Aquafresh livery, for sure. It's clean, simple, and elegant. I love it.

On the other hand, it really does look like CTRL-X the Widget, CTRL-V the AC maple leaf...

Jump to post
by StrandedAtMKG
Sun Feb 05, 2017 6:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Any buyers for old 727, 737-200/300/400, Dc9, MD80?
Replies: 30
Views: 4887

Re: Any buyers for old 727, 737-200/300/400, Dc9, MD80?

Given that we live in a, um, vastly different regulatory environment right now than we did in 2008 when the fuel tank regulation was promulgated, is there any chance that we'll see this regulation rescinded by the new administration? You want to explain this one a little better? right now it makes ...

Jump to post
by StrandedAtMKG
Sat Feb 04, 2017 7:56 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Reason for your Favourite aircraft bias?
Replies: 59
Views: 3068

Re: Reason for your Favourite aircraft bias?

I love the long, sleek, clean lines of the 757-300. It looks like a bird sticking out its neck as it flies. Plus, it's a 757, so it's basically a civilian rocket.

Jump to post
by StrandedAtMKG
Sat Feb 04, 2017 7:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Any buyers for old 727, 737-200/300/400, Dc9, MD80?
Replies: 30
Views: 4887

Re: Any buyers for old 727, 737-200/300/400, Dc9, MD80?

Given that we live in a, um, vastly different regulatory environment right now than we did in 2008 when the fuel tank regulation was promulgated, is there any chance that we'll see this regulation rescinded by the new administration?

Jump to post
by StrandedAtMKG
Sat Feb 04, 2017 2:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UNCONFIRMED: Eastern Airlines On Brink Of Shut Down
Replies: 83
Views: 26639

Re: Eastern Airlines On Brink Of Shut Down

https://twitter.com/JenniferJJacobs/sta ... 7221905408
-->

It just got a little more complicated. Vincent Viola has withdrawn his nomination for Secretary of the Army.

https://twitter.com/JenniferJJacobs/sta ... 7221905408

Jump to post
by StrandedAtMKG
Sat Feb 04, 2017 1:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WOW Air Eliminates Free Carry-on Bag
Replies: 47
Views: 7353

Re: WOW Air Eliminates Free Carry-on Bag

I think this is great news, and I hope more airlines follow suit. With more and more airlines offering either low cost tickets or carry-on only fares, there is a growing problem where bags are being taken at the gate to avoid bulkouts. Aircraft are not designed for everyone to bring trolley cases o...

Jump to post
by StrandedAtMKG
Fri Feb 03, 2017 5:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA/DL/UA Try to Meet w/Secretary of State to Stop EK EWR-ATH
Replies: 98
Views: 9759

Re: AA/DL/UA Try to Meet w/Secretary of State to Stop EK EWR-ATH

I agree that requiring USA crews but allowing all heavy maintenance to be done offshore is ridiculous, but EK isn't subsidized (QR and EY are in a different category) and Delta has more 5th freedom than EK. I could never understand why everyone makes the claim that Emirates is not subsidised. The E...

Jump to post
by StrandedAtMKG
Fri Feb 03, 2017 6:42 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Liveries you loved..then didn't?
Replies: 29
Views: 3523

Re: Liveries you loved..then didn't?

I thought Continental's last livery was classy, distinctive, and gave a feeling of "worldliness," like "Yes, we belong here as an international mega-airline on par with the likes of AF, KL, BA, etc." ...now that it's been recycled as UA's livery I hate everything about it and wis...

Jump to post
by StrandedAtMKG
Thu Feb 02, 2017 8:02 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Ultimate Airlines Logo Quiz
Replies: 67
Views: 5693

Re: Ultimate Airlines Logo Quiz

74. I have brought shame upon myself and my family.

I screwed up some of the more obscure Eastern European/former USSR carriers and some of the lesser-known Asian carriers (especially the Chinese ones).

Jump to post
by StrandedAtMKG
Mon Jan 30, 2017 8:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Repairs uncover cocaine worth $434K in AA nose gear
Replies: 50
Views: 10261

Re: Repairs uncover cocaine worth $434K in AA nose gear

Polarisguy wrote:
apfpilot wrote:
I love the picture that they use for the article looks like a laughing 747


Guess I didn't know that AA had 747F's. Anyone confirm?


They don't. It was a stock image.

Jump to post
by StrandedAtMKG
Wed Jan 18, 2017 2:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL new uniform
Replies: 15
Views: 3181

Re: DL new uniform

The uniforms have the same problem as basically any other clothing designed by so-called high fashion designers: they look great if you're 5'10", leggy, in shape, wealthy, and live in New York, but they look incredibly stupid if you're a real human being in a real-world setting. The purple dres...

Jump to post
by StrandedAtMKG
Fri Dec 30, 2016 5:56 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your 2016 aviation Christmas wish list.
Replies: 15
Views: 1358

Re: Your 2016 aviation Christmas wish list.

I wish for Boeing to launch a competitive 757 replacement that sells in droves. I wish for Bombardier to sell enough CSeries to turn things around and end up back on solid financial footing. I wish for someone in the US to buy the Northwest Airlines branding and launch a successful regional airline....

Jump to post
by StrandedAtMKG
Thu Dec 29, 2016 5:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sun Country no clue about Cuba - Request 1 Year start-up delay
Replies: 38
Views: 6075

Re: Sun Country no clue about Cuba - Request 1 Year start-up delay

Cuba has been a failure. Not even 4months in, and you're already declaring an overall market failure? Hmm :scratchchin: That said, I pity just about anyone who expected to see anywhere other than MIA/NYC flourish to Cuba; at least while the ridiculous category-restrictions are still in place, and w...

Jump to post