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by rnav2dlrey
Tue Jul 11, 2017 2:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sun Country (SY) Fires CEO, Impact?
Replies: 4
Views: 1720

Re: Sun Country (SY) Fires CEO, Impact?

darn, had my fingers crossed that it would be jeff smisek.

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by rnav2dlrey
Fri Jun 23, 2017 3:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OneJet adds PIT-BNA & PIT-PVD
Replies: 3
Views: 1218

Re: OneJet adds PIT-BNA & PIT-PVD

A lot of general dynamics (quonset and groton) biz travel between PVD and PIT.

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by rnav2dlrey
Fri Jun 16, 2017 5:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA upping the ante in Hawaii
Replies: 120
Views: 16009

Re: UA upping the ante in Hawaii

The Hawai'i crews are great. Once a lady f/a kept calling me "Sweet Pea" ;-) Hope they still have the silly contest to win a Hawaiian Music CD if you can guess the halfway point? no more 'halfway to hawaii'; that was ended under the smisek regime around 2013. i believe it was supposed to ...

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by rnav2dlrey
Wed Jun 07, 2017 1:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian at BDL: What's the main goal?
Replies: 39
Views: 4951

Re: Norwegian at BDL: What's the main goal?

I think the main goal for Norwegian is to compete Aer Lingus out and inherit the subsidy for themselves. They might not make any money on competing with Aer Lingus initially, but that's earned back later. It's obvious Norwegian will offer lower fares than Aer Lingus even if it's going to cost them ...

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by rnav2dlrey
Fri Jun 02, 2017 3:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian at BDL: What's the main goal?
Replies: 39
Views: 4951

Re: Norwegian at BDL: What's the main goal?

the cynic in me thinks that norwegian threw a bone to the state of CT and figured they would get brand recognition with the state-funded advertising budget. once that runs dry, they'll tell CAA and the governor that they need more subsidies to stick around. sure the 737MAX economics may be a gamecha...

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by rnav2dlrey
Thu Jun 01, 2017 4:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA launches LAX-SIN
Replies: 242
Views: 38327

Re: UA launches LAX-SIN

This should take the mantle of being UA1/2.

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by rnav2dlrey
Thu May 25, 2017 4:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Frontier announces PVD
Replies: 28
Views: 4106

Re: Frontier announces PVD

perhaps good news for PVD in general: the wickford junction MBTA station will trial free trips to and from providence station (and presumably TF green). it's a 6 month trial, beginning 7/3: http://www.theday.com/statenortheast/20170525/rhode-island-train-station-to-offer-free-rides-to-boost-ridershi...

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by rnav2dlrey
Sun May 21, 2017 4:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA 2 SIN-SFO medical diversion to NRT 20 May
Replies: 22
Views: 4676

Re: UA 2 SIN-SFO medical diversion to NRT 20 May

1400 miles from NRT 1922 miles from GUM 2420 miles from HNL NRT was the closest airport UA could land at with major medical facilities nearby.....I truly hope the passenger was OK. not to mention from an ops perspective (which is an afterthought compared to the medical needs), NRT is the only optio...

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by rnav2dlrey
Sat May 20, 2017 9:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United working to replace P.S. with "United Coast"
Replies: 93
Views: 17440

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

Will United do this on BOS-LAX is the question. I am going to say Yes. This summer its only the lie flat 757s on BOS-SFO. i don't see this happening anytime soon. yes, last summer UA used a sUA 16J 752 on one of the route's two daily frequencies. however, UA doesn't even fly the route for several w...

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by rnav2dlrey
Sat May 20, 2017 2:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United working to replace P.S. with "United Coast"
Replies: 93
Views: 17440

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

i actually like "united coast", fwiw. 'as a millennial' (i cringe when i bring up generational identity; sorry for that), it seems like a more modern brand. yes, i realize 752s built in the 80s are flying the route - but they're in decent shape, and more importantly the sUA birds have chan...

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by rnav2dlrey
Sat May 20, 2017 1:27 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Potential "emotional support" v. service animal solution
Replies: 40
Views: 2227

Re: Potential "emotional support" v. service animal solution

And if anybody should think that this is not a real concern on the part of pet owners, they should look at the statistics. United for example, last year had 23 pet injuries, including 9 deaths for every 10,000 pets flown. This is an incredibly high number, which is nothing less than a scandal, and ...

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by rnav2dlrey
Mon May 15, 2017 2:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why is United being indecisive with fleet plans?
Replies: 45
Views: 8661

Re: Why is United being indecisive with fleet plans?

i think we'll see a fleet plan before the next quarterly earnings call. boeing's MOM might not be officially announced by then, but we'll be able to read between the lines as to UA's position on buying the MOM.... the fuel tank mods on the sUA 752s being an early hint.

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by rnav2dlrey
Wed May 10, 2017 12:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2017
Replies: 1029
Views: 160385

Re: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2017

We have talked so much on here about the status of UA's A350s, but we haven't talked nearly as much about the 787-10 order. We know there are 14 of them coming and they will be the only 787s with Polaris seats for a while. Do we know anything else? Do we even know where UA is going to fly them? I w...

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by rnav2dlrey
Mon May 08, 2017 6:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FedEx request Havana frequencies
Replies: 33
Views: 4648

Re: FedEx request Havana frequencies

are there restrictions on belly cargo for AA's existing frequencies?

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by rnav2dlrey
Mon May 08, 2017 4:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation - Part 13
Replies: 850
Views: 87113

Re: Boston Aviation - Part 13

It was a busy night at BOS for a.nutters. I dropped some relatives off and saw the BA 388 for the first time as well. It did look beautiful there. And a couple of hours before, we were at the Seaport when the LH 748 came screaming and banking overhead. It was quite a spectacular sight at that low l...

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by rnav2dlrey
Sat May 06, 2017 2:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will an airport be named after Obama?
Replies: 70
Views: 8695

Re: Will an airport be named after Obama?

i thought the most likely candidate would have been HNL, but it's been re-named after sen. inouye. can't argue with that. ORD is named after a war hero. can't change that. MDW (although named after an historic WW2 battle) therefore seems to be the most likely choice - assuming there needs to be a ta...

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by rnav2dlrey
Wed May 03, 2017 8:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA61 EWR-HNL Encountering Severe Turbulence
Replies: 24
Views: 6905

Re: UA61 EWR-HNL Encountering Severe Turbulence

surprised to see that they're still using the 763 on the route. i figured that the 764 downgauge would be temporary.

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by rnav2dlrey
Mon May 01, 2017 3:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines A350-1000 to feature 337 seats
Replies: 92
Views: 22020

Re: United Airlines A350-1000 to feature 337 seats

Can you please cite your information. Thank you! Internal memo. Not to be blind, but I won't believe it until I see it. multiple UA employees have posted the information contained in the memo on multiple online forums. expecting an employee to post an internal memo on a public forum to please you i...

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by rnav2dlrey
Wed Apr 19, 2017 11:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation - Part 13
Replies: 850
Views: 87113

Re: Boston Aviation - Part 13

All of this growth in Boston has been a flash in the pan. In five years, I'd be surprised if Boston has much more than it had five years ago. It's a nice little city but it's not in the same league as Cathay Pacific's other US destinations for example. Hopefully this applies to the real estate mark...

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by rnav2dlrey
Wed Apr 19, 2017 1:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation - Part 13
Replies: 850
Views: 87113

Re: Boston Aviation - Part 13

not exactly an A380 (nor an antonov), but UA's 77W is currently en route to BOS for the first time. it'll return to SFO in the morning.

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by rnav2dlrey
Tue Apr 18, 2017 2:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Earnings Call 18 April
Replies: 81
Views: 11770

Re: United Earnings Call 18 April

i just want to see a comprehensive fleet plan. there were rumors for the Q4 2016 call of a massive NB/WB order (remember that?!), which never materialized. do i think we finally see that tomorrow? no. i think we'll hear more talk of "exploring the used aircraft market", and this time it m...

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by rnav2dlrey
Tue Apr 18, 2017 12:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Earnings Call 18 April
Replies: 81
Views: 11770

Re: United Earnings Call 18 April

i just want to see a comprehensive fleet plan. there were rumors for the Q4 2016 call of a massive NB/WB order (remember that?!), which never materialized. do i think we finally see that tomorrow? no. i think we'll hear more talk of "exploring the used aircraft market", and this time it mi...

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by rnav2dlrey
Mon Apr 17, 2017 7:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why is United flying the new 2-class domestic 777 on the SFO-EWR flight?
Replies: 54
Views: 9473

Re: Why is United flying the new 2-class domestic 777 on the SFO-EWR flight?

It might be worth it for United to spend the money on a partnership with NJ transit to increase the train frequencies between EWR and Penn Station. Some out of the box thinking wouldn't hurt. this, and in addition (a) lower/eliminate the additional fee tacked on for using the EWR rail station, (b) ...

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by rnav2dlrey
Wed Apr 05, 2017 4:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iran Air to take TC-LJK (77W)
Replies: 104
Views: 27971

Re: Iran Air to take TC-LJK (77W) (Unconfirmed)

there are rumors of other TK aircraft leaving the fleet and going elsewhere (A321s in particular). my money would be on this not being the last move of this sort.

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by rnav2dlrey
Wed Apr 05, 2017 4:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United "coolest" airline for teenagers in brand study by Google
Replies: 52
Views: 5573

Re: United "coolest" airline for teenagers in brand study by Google

i would have guessed B6, VX, DL, HA, WN, NK, UA, AS, AA, F9, G4.... something like that. i'm a millennial, not gen Z (i think that's what they're called). in my mind, NK would be the overachiever because i see a lot of younger kids taking advantage of their lower fares (or perhaps they don't know be...

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by rnav2dlrey
Sat Mar 25, 2017 2:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US/UK banning electronics in cabin from multiple Middle East/African countries
Replies: 412
Views: 38016

Re: US/UK banning electronics in cabin from multiple Middle East/African countries

So I think you are missing the big picture. No alliance has walked away from India. OneWorld has BA (as well as Qatar who's main use for OW was India), Star has LH plus all the other ones that serve India and Sky has AF with DL aligning with 9W. India isn't really low yield per se, its just very co...

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by rnav2dlrey
Fri Mar 24, 2017 5:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US/UK banning electronics in cabin from multiple Middle East/African countries
Replies: 412
Views: 38016

Re: US/UK banning electronics in cabin from multiple Middle East/African countries

Joke aside, as I said multiple times up-thread, none of the legacies are equipped to recapture the market Only a handful offer F on TATL. They labeled India as low-yield destination and completely dropped out. They cannot order new planes and deploy overnight, even if they have equipment, unions wi...

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by rnav2dlrey
Fri Mar 24, 2017 5:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Number of airplanes with StarAlliance livery
Replies: 30
Views: 4396

Re: Number of airplanes with StarAlliance livery

note that there are zero UA/NH/AC 787 (or LH/SQ A380 for that matter) in the *A livery.

i believe AI has the only 787 in the livery, although NH, UA and AC all have more 787. UA has no plans for a 787 to have the livery.

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by rnav2dlrey
Fri Mar 24, 2017 6:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US/UK banning electronics in cabin from multiple Middle East/African countries
Replies: 412
Views: 38016

Re: US/UK banning electronics in cabin from multiple Middle East/African countries

i wonder if the US3 will try to capitalize on this with directly related marketing. Come on now. I know demonizing the US3 is now a trademark of this website, but really? Nobody in their right mind is going to run to their marketing department and say "hey lets capitalize on this security thre...

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by rnav2dlrey
Fri Mar 24, 2017 2:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US/UK banning electronics in cabin from multiple Middle East/African countries
Replies: 412
Views: 38016

Re: US/UK banning electronics in cabin from multiple Middle East/African countries

Emirates introduces laptop and tablet handling service for US flights #electronicsban - Enables US-bound passengers to use their laptops and tablets until just before boarding - Customers can continue to use smart phones on board, staying connected with mobile telephone services and free Wi-Fi - El...

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by rnav2dlrey
Thu Mar 23, 2017 9:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B6 BOS-RSW...why so many flights?
Replies: 43
Views: 4838

Re: B6 BOS-RSW...why so many flights?

affordable, income tax-free retirement for former MA/RI/CT/NH state employees who are collecting state pensions. i know of one neighborhood near port charlotte that is almost exclusively retired CT corrections officers. this even led to a bill being proposed by a republican in the CT legislature tha...

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by rnav2dlrey
Thu Mar 23, 2017 4:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation - Part 13
Replies: 850
Views: 87113

Re: Boston Aviation - Part 13

They are going to expand and reconfigure the old US side of the terminal - consolidating security into one central checkpoint. Adding 75,000 sqf of space and renovating 70,000 sqf. Gates B-13 will be opened up to the rest of the terminal. https://www.massport.com/capitalprogramsattachments/L1375-C1...

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by rnav2dlrey
Tue Mar 21, 2017 6:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US/UK banning electronics in cabin from multiple Middle East/African countries
Replies: 412
Views: 38016

Re: Royal Jordanian banning electronics in cabin on US flights

Maybe you have to put the laptop in the hold but take out the battery and keep it in your hand luggage. This would put me off flying to the US on one of these airlines - there's no way I'd feel comfortable checking in my laptop. I'd rather take the boat than do that. at many orgs, it's against poli...

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by rnav2dlrey
Tue Mar 21, 2017 1:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US/UK banning electronics in cabin from multiple Middle East/African countries
Replies: 412
Views: 38016

Re: Royal Jordanian banning electronics in cabin on US flights

Y'all might want to wait with comments until it's official. Honestly this stuff is popping up on major news networks, no one references anything beyond a non-working link to the RJ tweet and an executive at Saudia, no one published a list of countries, nor an effective date, nor which U.S. governme...

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by rnav2dlrey
Mon Mar 20, 2017 9:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US/UK banning electronics in cabin from multiple Middle East/African countries
Replies: 412
Views: 38016

Re: Royal Jordanian banning electronics in cabin on US flights

let's speculate which 13 airlines would be affected. i'm guessing they would be those who have non-stop flights from the middle east (and apparently africa as well, according to the generally clueless CNN aviation reporter rene marsh). i'll include TK to get me to 13 instead of LY. here are my 13: S...

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by rnav2dlrey
Mon Mar 06, 2017 10:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA: P.S. on SFO-BOS?
Replies: 38
Views: 5749

Re: UA: P.S. on SFO-BOS?

United_fan wrote:
I wonder how the 739's will do on LAX-BOS? Especially if LAX is hot ?


they've been flying the route just fine for years. yesterday's (3/5) UA1225 was a 739ER.

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by rnav2dlrey
Sat Mar 04, 2017 3:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA: P.S. on SFO-BOS?
Replies: 38
Views: 5749

Re: UA: P.S. on SFO-BOS?

curious to see how agressively UA markets this. i can't remember the last time i saw UA run a local ad campaign in boston. too bad the pmUA 752s aren't ETOPS (and they have fewer than 24 months left of existence because of the fuel tank mod issue). it will never happen, but imagine UA making BOS a 7...

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by rnav2dlrey
Sun Feb 12, 2017 8:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Uniformless UA Pilot Removed From Flight After Bizarre Rant
Replies: 87
Views: 14666

Re: Uniformless UA Pilot Removed From Flight After Bizarre Rant

the hogan assessment proves its effectiveness once again....

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by rnav2dlrey
Thu Feb 02, 2017 11:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spirit Airlines to Reduce Personal Item/Carry-on bag sizer by 1/4
Replies: 19
Views: 3747

Re: Spirit Airlines to Reduce Personal Item/Carry-on bag sizer by 1/4

just wear a poncho to cover the two backpacks you're carrying.

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by rnav2dlrey
Thu Feb 02, 2017 5:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation - Part 13
Replies: 850
Views: 87113

Re: Boston Aviation - Part 13

Yeah, I certainly don't think there'd be a 3rd daily. But it'd be nice to see KL replace one of DL's 2x daily flights with a 789. i think KLM, whose network has relatively long stage lengths, has far better uses for a 789's economics than BOS. IIRC, KL is upgrading/investing in their A330 fleet (me...

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by rnav2dlrey
Wed Feb 01, 2017 5:55 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Ultimate Airlines Logo Quiz
Replies: 67
Views: 5693

Re: Ultimate Airlines Logo Quiz

87. stupid me mixed up germanwings/eurowings. i think if i was shown eurowings first i would have gotten it correct, as that logo is more modern. my big screw up was the caribbean airlines.

i actually nailed all of the chinese ones. i always confuse kuwait and xiamen in real life. nice work!

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by rnav2dlrey
Sat Jan 28, 2017 2:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA Plans LAX Push in Comeback Effort
Replies: 126
Views: 34092

Re: UA Plans LAX Push in Comeback Effort

does UA have the option to get its T6 gates back? i could see that as an interim solution, as a potential T9 wouldn't be ready for years (5+ years?). remember that LA will most likely be hosting the summer olympics in 2024. i'd love to see kirby replicate AA's LAX flagship entrance in a T9 as part o...

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by rnav2dlrey
Thu Jan 26, 2017 8:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation - Part 13
Replies: 850
Views: 87113

Re: Boston Aviation - Part 13

unrelated to all the A380 fanfare, but for those who use BOS and live south of providence, parking is now (again) completely free at the wickford junction MBTA garage. i usually take amtrak from kingston, but garaged parking is a definite plus in the winter.

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by rnav2dlrey
Thu Jan 26, 2017 6:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates one off A380 to BOS January 26, 2017
Replies: 30
Views: 4644

Re: Emirates one off A380 to BOS January 26, 2017

if anyone is spotting, a periscope live feed would be fantastic. it's funny how the approach controller is calling her 'heav.... super", "heavy", and now eventually "super."

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by rnav2dlrey
Mon Jan 23, 2017 1:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates Announces Newark via Athens from 12MAR17
Replies: 126
Views: 23998

Re: Emirates Announces Newark via Athens from 12MAR17

wasn't there some form of ME3 previously at EWR? perhaps in the mid-00's. i believe there was; i'm just drawing a blank.

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by rnav2dlrey
Fri Jan 20, 2017 9:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAM Fills Second Petition to Unionize Boeing CHS
Replies: 86
Views: 7141

Re: IAM Fills Second Petition to Unionize Boeing CHS

i don't think picking today of all days was a coincidence.

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by rnav2dlrey
Mon Dec 26, 2016 10:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iran Air and Boeing announcing agreement to order 50 Boeing 737's and 30 Boeing 777's
Replies: 210
Views: 42857

Re: Iran Reports Boeing Deal Valued at 8 billion USD

Do we file this into the "no kidding" folder? Unless I'm missing something about these reports, this is just a case of an airline placing a large order and receiving a large discount to well below list price. So, why is this news? If this is indeed what the report is saying, a ~50% discou...

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by rnav2dlrey
Wed Dec 21, 2016 4:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Youtuber Kicked off of plane for "Speaking Arabic"
Replies: 76
Views: 7317

Re: Youtuber Kicked off of plane for "Speaking Arabic"

Delta is getting horrible nasty comments right now on their Facebook page with people threatening to book away from them! I hope, for their sake, they get this under control and fast. https://www.facebook.com/delta/?hc_ref=NEWSFEED&fref=nf #BoycottDelta is trending #1 worldwide on twitter right...

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