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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: 373
Views: 32033

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: 373
Views: 32033

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: 4024

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: 373
Views: 32033

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: 373
Views: 32033

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: 4587

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: 339
Views: 26145

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: 373
Views: 32033

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: 373
Views: 32033

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: 373
Views: 32033

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: 5457

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: 5457

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: 13660

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: 2357

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: 339
Views: 26145

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: 5338

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: 80
Views: 16899

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: 339
Views: 26145

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: 4319

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: 23257

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: 78
Views: 5851

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: 198
Views: 37439

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: 7148

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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by rnav2dlrey
Sat Dec 17, 2016 6:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New LAX AppleTV Screen-saver
Replies: 12
Views: 2236

Re: New LAX AppleTV Screen-saver

very cool, thanks for posting!

it doesn't seem like you're able to 'force' apple tv to play this screensaver; apple picks what you see randomly. i suppose once you get the screensaver, you could change how often you download new screensavers to 'never' in order to keep the LAX one.

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by rnav2dlrey
Fri Dec 16, 2016 3:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA Future Routes
Replies: 61
Views: 8940

Re: UA Future Routes

slightly out of the box, but SFO-BLR would be my pick for indian expansion, uniting the two tech hubs. not an easy route technically, but AI seems to be doing well with SFO-DEL.

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by rnav2dlrey
Thu Dec 15, 2016 4:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian and PVD: job listings for PVD-based cabin crew posted
Replies: 42
Views: 5310

Re: Norwegian and PVD: job listings for PVD-based cabin crew posted

I'm sure PVD offers up more free stuff that wooed Norwegian their way. i'm fascinated to see what was offered, and would think that it was rather significant. why? because connecticut's CAA put up a lot for aer lingus service, and i think was looking at that as a sort of prelude to wooing an operat...

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by rnav2dlrey
Wed Dec 14, 2016 3:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian and PVD: job listings for PVD-based cabin crew posted
Replies: 42
Views: 5310

Norwegian and PVD: job listings for PVD-based cabin crew posted

https://osmaviation.com/job/want-to-join-the-worlds-fastest-growing-global-airline-pvd/ assuming OSM aviation is an official agent of norwegian, it looks like PVD will join SWF as a northeast crew base (over the likes of PSM, BDL and perhaps MHT). not one to pop the champagne too early, but it looks...

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by rnav2dlrey
Sun Dec 11, 2016 4:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iran Air and Boeing announcing agreement to order 50 Boeing 737's and 30 Boeing 777's
Replies: 198
Views: 37439

Re: Iran Air saying deal signed to order 50 Boeing 737's and 30 Boeing 777's

Disappointed not to see the 748 in the mix, but happy that there's an immediate test for Trump.

For the record, I don't see him pushing to cancel the order - and congressional Republicans will conveniently forget about the issue.

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by rnav2dlrey
Fri Dec 09, 2016 11:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First United 777-300ER Routes Announced
Replies: 59
Views: 16289

Re: First United 777-300ER Routes Announced

commavia wrote:
As previously discussed and speculated. It makes sense.


Also, HKG is conveniently the home of arguably the most experienced 777 mx facility on the planet. That's a nice thing to have at the other end of a type's first long haul route.

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by rnav2dlrey
Sat Dec 03, 2016 11:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA steps back on 77W bases
Replies: 49
Views: 10007

Re: UA steps back on 77W bases

Pardon me if my question sounds / appears to be out of the forum. Question : Is there any possibility or what are the odds that UA will operate a EWR-HYD routing in the future(and i mean a pure UNITED route like EWR-DEL/EWR-BOM)? I understand it is a *A alliance member (not to mention AI). --Thanki...

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by rnav2dlrey
Fri Dec 02, 2016 3:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Polaris Debuts
Replies: 49
Views: 10126

Re: United Polaris Debuts

the hard product is sufficient both on the ground and in the air, and the soft product (based on early reports) is a significant step above businessfirst. nobody is saying polaris is an ME3 killer, but it's on par with the vast majority of global airlines' business classes. it will all come down to ...

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by rnav2dlrey
Sat Nov 26, 2016 4:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Any EMB120 Brasilia Flights Left in U.S.
Replies: 11
Views: 1901

Re: Any EMB120 Brasilia Flights Left in U.S.

Newbiepilot wrote:
I spent years riding on Skywest embraer 120s in California. I am so glad that the head smashingly loud 120s are gone.


you don't miss seats 9B/C?! no more service to CLD is slowly killing me.

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by rnav2dlrey
Thu Nov 24, 2016 3:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Where will ANA fly to in the US next?
Replies: 82
Views: 8576

Re: Where will ANA fly to in the US next?

in any of these threads, BOS has to be mentioned.

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by rnav2dlrey
Tue Nov 22, 2016 5:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIA considering new widebody order
Replies: 121
Views: 19279

Re: PIA mulls 777x, A330/350 order

Polot wrote:
If you have frequently seen their 777s and [leased] A330s in LHR why did you need to ask if they fly nonstop to Europe with their existing fleet?


it's what happens when a user is 5 days old and averages 25 posts/day.

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by rnav2dlrey
Fri Nov 18, 2016 10:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LAX MSC Virtual Walkthrough
Replies: 9
Views: 1773

Re: LAX MSC Virtual Walkthrough

i wonder which airlines/alliances will have clubs at the MSC....

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by rnav2dlrey
Wed Nov 16, 2016 4:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cute Heathrow holiday ad
Replies: 6
Views: 1000

Re: Cute Heathrow holiday ad

out of ignorance, why would a dominant and well-known airport like LHR need a christmas advert?

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by rnav2dlrey
Wed Nov 16, 2016 2:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Investor Event - Nov. 15th - New management team plans
Replies: 51
Views: 6796

Re: United Investor Event - Nov. 15th - New management team plans

JeffinMass wrote:
I am happy that UA did not defer any B773s.


if anything, i wouldn't be surprised if this order was increased - potentially at the expense of A350 units.

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by rnav2dlrey
Sun Oct 30, 2016 9:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United 77W emerges from the factory
Replies: 121
Views: 40897

Re: United 77W emerges from the factory

FlyXJtoCMX wrote:
Interesting place to put the aircraft type title 777-300! Looks like the beast is smiling...


mildly interesting that they used the 'boeing' typeface for this instead of the generic arial-ish typeface that UA uses on the rest of its fleet.

now everyone will think i'm weird for noticing that.

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by rnav2dlrey
Sun Oct 16, 2016 1:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airports Where Airlines Have Equal Market Share?
Replies: 15
Views: 1800

Re: Airports Where Airlines Have Equal Market Share?

bored, so i'll bite.... PVD and BDL sort of fit this? especially pre-AA/US merger.

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by rnav2dlrey
Fri Oct 14, 2016 2:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's next for Hartford/Bradley (BDL)?
Replies: 37
Views: 3790

Re: What's next for Hartford/Bradley (BDL)?

Transit connectivity from NYC & Boston to BDL is poor as well; you're basically taking the bus to Hartford Union Station and then connecting to the hourly CT Transit bus to BDL. Conservatively you'd need to allow at least four hours in case the bus runs into traffic. You could hypothetically ta...

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by rnav2dlrey
Mon Sep 05, 2016 6:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: La Compagnie suspends Luton - New York
Replies: 13
Views: 4874

Re: La Compagnie suspends Luton - New York

Did anyone buy the "all you can fly" passes la Compagnie sold? If so, they're probably not thrilled at this.

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by rnav2dlrey
Fri Aug 26, 2016 10:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Major Airports that changed names to honor politicians
Replies: 165
Views: 9604

Re: Major Airports that changed names to honor politicians

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/nati ... story.html
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IPFreely wrote:
Removing the name of a legitimate war hero and replacing it with the name of a politician would be a disgrace.


Huge Obama supporter here, and I agree. HNL or MDW should be renamed after President Obama, not ORD.

Relevant article here: http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/nati ... story.html

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by rnav2dlrey
Fri Aug 05, 2016 4:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: GPS during flight
Replies: 18
Views: 3122

Re: GPS during flight

I just read a small article in the Lufthansa inflight magazine about an app called "flyover country" which gives you offline information based on your actual location - of course GPS operated. Before your flight you request the information by typing origin and destination and the app load...

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by rnav2dlrey
Thu Aug 04, 2016 12:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: GPS during flight
Replies: 18
Views: 3122

Re: GPS during flight

i can get it to work (ipad air, ipad air 2, ipad pro) on any aircraft in the UA fleet.

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by rnav2dlrey
Sat Jul 02, 2016 1:28 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Favorite Airlines as a child
Replies: 34
Views: 1894

Re: Favorites Airlines as a child

UA.

one reason: channel 9.

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by rnav2dlrey
Fri Jul 01, 2016 2:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing mulls further stretch on 777, a 777-10X
Replies: 181
Views: 40620

Re: Boeing mulls further stretch on 777, a 777-10X

dubaiamman243 wrote:
In an old thread I posted few weeks ago, it was mentioned that if Boeing builds a larger plane, Airbus would go forward with the A350-1100 or A350-2000. Announcement is expected at Farnborough air show.


that's not happening (according to bregier himself).

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by rnav2dlrey
Sat Jun 25, 2016 3:34 am
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Airliners.net Site Upgrade Announcement & Discussion
Replies: 2453
Views: 101819

Re: Airliners.net Site Upgrade Announcement & Discussion

echoing a ton of others, readability of the new site is pretty awful. i honestly get annoyed at the site now, and don't visit as much as i did in order to avoid the frustration of simply viewing the new UI (there isn't necessarily any further interaction). the orange type on white background leads t...

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by rnav2dlrey
Mon Jun 20, 2016 1:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: La Compagnie Boutique Airline
Replies: 10
Views: 3001

Re: La Compagnie Boutique Airline

intotheair wrote:
And if you're already flying TATL every week, then you're probably flying on a real airline with real frequency and a better onboard product.


....and earning a ton of FF miles/status!

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by rnav2dlrey
Sun Jun 19, 2016 2:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: La Compagnie Boutique Airline
Replies: 10
Views: 3001

Re: La Compagnie Boutique Airline

one of the blogs did a rough economic analysis of B0's business model a year or so ago and essentially found it to be unsustainable. kudos to B0 for proving him/her wrong up to this point. love seeing their 752s at EWR.

and that $35k annual 'subscription'? that's a phenomenal deal for some folks!

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by rnav2dlrey
Thu Jun 02, 2016 3:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA's Munoz Flying Private Per Doctor's Orders
Replies: 42
Views: 9325

RE: UA's Munoz Flying Private Per Doctor's Orders

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