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by StrandedAtMKG
Sat Apr 28, 2018 9:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Tahiti Nui reveal brand refresh
Replies: 55
Views: 14844

Re: Air Tahiti Nui reveal brand refresh

This is one of those things that are very nice at first glance, but the more I study it the less I like it. (I do give them points for the clever silhouette of the lady in the center, though.) The R in "Air" is just unnecessary flair that doesn't match the rest of the text and throws the b...

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by StrandedAtMKG
Fri Apr 06, 2018 2:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lockheed Martin Awarded New Supersonic Aircraft Project by NASA
Replies: 66
Views: 6683

Re: Lockheed Martin Awarded New Supersonic Aircraft Project by NASA

Wow! With all due respect to many of the posters here, are we all so cynical and hateful toward any government agency or program that a contract from a civilian space agency that has as part of its mandate to work on aeronautics is only being used as a cover for a bloated military contract/handout?...

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by StrandedAtMKG
Mon Apr 02, 2018 4:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EK reducing, not adding in U.S.?
Replies: 129
Views: 15312

Re: EK reducing, not adding in U.S.?

It wouldn't surprise me in the least if they're pulling back. Dumping dirt-cheap fares to shuttle 500 seats back and forth to a tourist trap in the middle of the desert is not a sustainable strategy, no matter what the legions of EK fanboys will tell you. It's all got to come crashing down sometime.

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by StrandedAtMKG
Tue Mar 06, 2018 4:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spirit and Frontier: is a merger inevitable?
Replies: 34
Views: 5034

Re: Spirit and Frontier: is a merger inevitable?

Maybe it's just because there's been speculation here for a while now, but I am of the opinion that a merger between F9 and NK is just a matter of time. NK is doing everything they can to run their brand right into the ground (A yellow and white livery modeled after taxicabs? Gee, there's a positive...

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by StrandedAtMKG
Mon Feb 19, 2018 6:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: It’s official! Meridiana rebranded as Air Italy
Replies: 115
Views: 16344

Re: It’s official! Meridiana rebranded as Air Italy

The livery is actually sort of cool. It's definitely distinctive. But "Air Italy" has got to be the lamest new airline name I've heard in years. They honestly couldn't come up with anything more inspiring than "Air (Countryname)?"

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by StrandedAtMKG
Mon Feb 12, 2018 11:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta C Series Predictions
Replies: 81
Views: 13800

Re: Delta C Series Predictions

From what I have heard, current delivery estimate is either AUG 18 or NOV 18. I think economy will be 2-3 seating "Parenthetically, the Delta testimony revealed that its transaction with BBD priced the CS100 as a 1,000-mile airplane. Should Delta begin using the aircraft on longer routes, addi...

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by StrandedAtMKG
Thu Feb 08, 2018 11:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS, B6, UA & WN fight WA State's new sick leave law
Replies: 67
Views: 5962

Re: AS, B6, UA & WN fight WA State's new sick leave law

Arizona voters passed a very similar law last year however it was bundled into a minimum wage increase. We hate the changes. Still, when the voters pass something the courts have almost always said only the voters can take it away. This law in AZ screwed over many employees because it took away a w...

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by StrandedAtMKG
Thu Feb 08, 2018 8:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS, B6, UA & WN fight WA State's new sick leave law
Replies: 67
Views: 5962

Re: AS, B6, UA & WN fight WA State's new sick leave law

Arizona voters passed a very similar law last year however it was bundled into a minimum wage increase. We hate the changes. Still, when the voters pass something the courts have almost always said only the voters can take it away. This law in AZ screwed over many employees because it took away a w...

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by StrandedAtMKG
Fri Feb 02, 2018 5:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CEO: WN Flights to Hawaii May Not Start Till 2019
Replies: 95
Views: 9011

Re: CEO: WN Flights to Hawaii May Not Start Till 2019

^WN will be fine. They have a huge cult following. Stop the nonsense :P That's a good way of describing it. Every time you're on a US legacy carrier complaining about the dwindling legroom, how drinks and meals used to be free, how IFE options are garbage, etc., remember that WN started it. Every m...

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by StrandedAtMKG
Sat Jan 27, 2018 3:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Origin of Airline Names
Replies: 170
Views: 13247

Re: Origin of Airline Names

MALÉV stood for Magyar Légiközlekedési Vállalat (=Hungarian Air Transport Company). There's a bunch of other initialism->name airlines out there: Sabena = Societé Anonyme Belge d'Exploitation de la Navigation Aérienne Qantas = Qld and Northern Territory Air Service Delta: delayed every late time al...

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by StrandedAtMKG
Sat Jan 27, 2018 12:58 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airlines in need of a new or revised livery
Replies: 103
Views: 7992

Re: Airlines in need of a new or revised livery

I say this at every possible opportunity and I'll say it again: UA needs to burn down their entire branding strategy and start over. New colors, new fonts, new slogans, everything.

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by StrandedAtMKG
Thu Jan 25, 2018 1:33 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Wikipedia changes to airport listings
Replies: 94
Views: 6987

Re: Wikipedia changes to airport listings

In short, this was done because it violated Wikipedia guidelines. As a Wikipedia editor myself who often edits aviation-related articles, you have to understand that Wikipedia is an encyclopedia, not a travel guide. Information such as terminals and regional carriers are not encyclopedic. The airpo...

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by StrandedAtMKG
Wed Jan 24, 2018 2:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Passenger thinks AirAsia's uniforms are revealing to the point of being 'disgusting
Replies: 90
Views: 14882

Re: Passenger thinks AirAsia's uniforms are revealing to the point of being 'disgusting

:roll: They're three-quarter length sleeves and skirts that really aren't even that short. Some people need hobbies (other than writing legislators complaining about others' work uniforms). While I am strongly of the opinion that F/A's are there for our safety and comfort and not to be eye candy, Ai...

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by StrandedAtMKG
Sat Dec 16, 2017 2:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines unveils A321neo "Most West Coast" livery
Replies: 169
Views: 30111

Re: Alaska Airlines unveils A321neo "Most West Coast" livery

I’m no expert at these fancy branding and marketing things, but that plane doesn’t have “Alaska Air” written on it anywhere and that seems like a bad idea. If they didn’t want to run afoul of AS’s all-Boeing marketing, why didn’t they just paint a 737?

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by StrandedAtMKG
Thu Dec 07, 2017 7:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why Does UA Struggle With Polaris Lounge Roll Outs?
Replies: 78
Views: 12315

Re: Why Does UA Struggle With Polaris Lounge Roll Outs?

"Why Does UA Struggle With Polaris Lounge Roll Outs?" Because UA struggles with everything, despite having been in the airline business for 90 years. Not to beat a dead horse, but the fact that they're rolling out new lounges and new Polaris class onboard seems like a pretty good indicatio...

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by StrandedAtMKG
Sat Dec 02, 2017 6:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lithium-ion battery fails on UA 787 flight
Replies: 302
Views: 90237

Re: Lithium-ion battery fails on UA 787 flight

"On Nov 30th 2017 the NTSB reported the occurrence was rated a non-reportable incident, the NTSB had thus not been informed, however, as a courtesy received information from Boeing confirming the occurrence. No investigation has been opened." as reported on http://avherald.com/h?article=4...

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by StrandedAtMKG
Sat Dec 02, 2017 3:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Textron launches Beech 1900-sized SkyCourier with FedEx order
Replies: 196
Views: 41071

Re: Textron launches Beech 1900-sized SkyCourier with FedEx order

A bit of a chuckle via Twitter...

https://twitter.com/CNN/status/935874771077795841: "Fedex is buying up to 100 new flying delivery trucks."

https://twitter.com/ktrestifo/status/935984399299919872: "That is called an airplane."

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by StrandedAtMKG
Thu Nov 23, 2017 7:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Naming Specific Routes
Replies: 75
Views: 8944

Re: Naming Specific Routes

mikegigs wrote:
"The Sun Run" by America West.


Not to be confused with Sun 'n' Run by Dr. Nick Riviera, the suntan lotion that's also a laxative.

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by StrandedAtMKG
Tue Nov 21, 2017 5:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA to ILM
Replies: 46
Views: 7835

Re: UA to ILM

BC77008 wrote:
Sigh... on regional jets with no lie flat seats. They could have at least thrown in a 757 or two into the mix...


To a tiny domestic station in the middle of nowhere? Okay, champ.

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by StrandedAtMKG
Fri Nov 10, 2017 5:26 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: How many daily flights are their between these two city pairs???
Replies: 9
Views: 1939

Re: How many daily flights are their between these two city pairs???

9w748capt wrote:
Their what? Who?


A) OP is clearly not a native English speaker. Lay off.

B) These kinds of posts are 100x more obnoxious than the occasional typo or usage error.

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by StrandedAtMKG
Tue Nov 07, 2017 9:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Meridiana to be renamed Air Italy
Replies: 77
Views: 11339

Re: Meridiana to be renamed Air Italy

Surely they can come up with something less pedestrian than Air [insert name of country here]? Gah, how boring. Airline brand identities are a grand opportunity to be creative and interesting, to set yourself apart from the competition by appearing worldly and classy. Air Italy is just so...boring.

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by StrandedAtMKG
Wed Nov 01, 2017 11:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada receives first 737 MAX
Replies: 166
Views: 21536

Re: Air Canada receives first 737 MAX

Air Canada "toothpaste" livery had so much life left in it...but now we get this.... But then again, people thought of "toothpaste" and not "luxury Canadian airline" when they saw it, so that poses a problem. Personally I love the new AC "Delta" livery (becau...

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by StrandedAtMKG
Sun Oct 22, 2017 4:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian's next B787-9 tail will honor American baseball hero
Replies: 71
Views: 8486

Re: Norwegian's next B787-9 tail will honor American baseball hero

Calling The Bambino an athlete seems like a bit of a stretch. Baseball was a very different game in that era, much less strenuous than it is now, and by all accounts Babe Ruth was drunk more than he was sober.

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by StrandedAtMKG
Sat Oct 21, 2017 11:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta A350 Media Day
Replies: 83
Views: 12721

Re: Delta A350 Media Day

I really dislike the blue Delta uses on economy seats. It could be the worst shade possible. Agreed. It looks faded and dated even when it's brand new. They need something richer and less washed-out looking. A nice deep grey or something. Also, is it just me or do the partitions in J make the seats...

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by StrandedAtMKG
Fri Oct 20, 2017 4:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SCK Looking to Rename to San Francisco - Stockton
Replies: 23
Views: 2652

Re: SCK Looking to Rename to San Francisco - Stockton

SCK has a $650,000 SCASD grant to support service to LAX. So far no airline has agreed to start SCK-LAX. SCK tried to get the grant modified to include possible PHX service but the DOT said no since the application only stated LAX. SCK plans to start seeking a design-build company to construct a FI...

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by StrandedAtMKG
Fri Oct 20, 2017 3:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's the deal with LHR's third runway?
Replies: 140
Views: 18821

Re: What's the deal with LHR's third runway?

Unless these NIMBYs have owned their houses for 50+ years, they knew there was an international airport close by when they moved in. Airports are noisy. This isn't a secret. Take the money they're offering and MOVE.

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by StrandedAtMKG
Wed Oct 11, 2017 3:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airliners look shorter in real life
Replies: 38
Views: 6030

Re: Airliners look shorter in real life

For me it has to be an Airbus A350, at all angles it looks far smaller than expected and it doesn't look as wide as it should considering how many passengers it can accommodate. Agreed. Both of the new-generation widebodies (the A350 and the 787) don't look like widebodies to me. When people start ...

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by StrandedAtMKG
Fri Sep 29, 2017 12:30 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: One wish.... What would you change about aviation?
Replies: 38
Views: 1966

Re: One wish.... What would you change about aviation?

One wish: Flying is a special occasion and people dress nicely (not necessarily suits, but nice tidy clothes) for it and shower prior to leaving for the airport. My mother used to fly frequently when she worked for Dresser, and she ingrained this rule in me growing up: dress nicely when you fly. Yo...

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by StrandedAtMKG
Fri Sep 29, 2017 12:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada Expands its Global Network
Replies: 60
Views: 12663

Re: Air Canada Expands its Global Network

The marketing for Bucharest writes itself: "Toronto and Bucharest are my OTP!"

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by StrandedAtMKG
Thu Sep 28, 2017 1:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta announces free inflight texting worldwide
Replies: 41
Views: 5532

Re: Delta announces free inflight texting worldwide

As long as federal authorities have access to these in-flight messages without years of legal battle, this is an excellent perk to traveling public. I am sure teenagers will love Delta. It may even improve cabin atmosphere with everyone busy texting. Um...no? We have a Fourth Amendment for a reason...

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by StrandedAtMKG
Thu Sep 28, 2017 1:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Next in line with the "hip" airlines trend.. "Swoop"
Replies: 88
Views: 9062

Re: Next in line with the "hip" airlines trend.. "Swoop"

...why does WS need an LCC subsidiary? Aren't they already an LCC? And isn't it an uphill battle to introduce a new brand, market it from scratch, and get people to start flying them? Wouldn't it be cheaper to just work on WS's own reputation and service level? And really, is it too much to ask that...

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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: 155
Views: 21952

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: 391
Views: 52114

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: 93
Views: 25453

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: 391
Views: 52114

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: 15857

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: 26404

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: 3458

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: 133
Views: 14432

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: 732

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: 14984

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: 8328

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: 3707

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: 9543

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: 1529

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: 8017

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: 2271

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: 9821

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: 372
Views: 31030

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: 7792

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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