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by Adipocere
Mon Aug 14, 2017 9:45 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Ryanair calls for airport crackdown on alcohol sales
Replies: 23
Views: 324

Re: Rise in passenger arrests prompts Ryanair call for curb on pre-flight drinking

I don't know much about English culture. I always thought they were quite stoic and stodgy to get inebriated in public (stiff upper lip and all that). Is drinking a big deal in the U.K., as bad as the frat/jock cultures on US college campuses?

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by Adipocere
Tue Aug 01, 2017 4:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TUS loses Mexico service
Replies: 4
Views: 1708

Re: TUS loses Mexico service

Ha.. i was looking to fly to MEX from TUS. Tickets are half the price compared to the same connectors originating out of PHX. Don't know why PHX-MEX is $750+ On AA whereas TUS-MEX is $350..

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by Adipocere
Thu Jul 27, 2017 2:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spirit and United? Rumor has it.
Replies: 51
Views: 9079

Re: Spirit and United? Rumor has it.

A LCC and a legacy? Not going to happen. If there's any mergers in the future I would expect it to be between the largest and the weakest US3 - like DL either gobbling up UA or AA.

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by Adipocere
Fri Jul 14, 2017 10:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iran Air Appoints First Female CEO in its History
Replies: 35
Views: 3422

Re: Iran Air Appoints First Female CEO in its History

Wow. This is great. For some reason I thought women weren't allowed to even drive in Iran. Good luck to Ms. Sharafbafi.

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by Adipocere
Thu Jul 13, 2017 2:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air India adds LAX
Replies: 62
Views: 9245

Re: Air India adds LAX

flyguy84 wrote:
787fan8 wrote:
DFW or IAH is next

IAH would make sense being a *A hub.


I don't think that matters. UA is already giving AI an extreme cold shoulder. UA wants to funnel all India traffic through Lufthansa. AI is floating on its own in the United States.

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by Adipocere
Thu Jul 13, 2017 7:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airlines to join Oneworld
Replies: 36
Views: 7777

Re: Airlines to join Oneworld

I can think of a dark horse from the subcontinent like a Biman or Pakistan International before any major airline decides to jump in.

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by Adipocere
Mon Jul 10, 2017 3:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: rappers claim Delta racial profiling
Replies: 42
Views: 5128

Re: rappers claim Delta racial profiling

A rapper called "Takeoff" kicked off a flight?? Seriously?? This article sounds like the script to a SNL skit.

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by Adipocere
Sun Jul 09, 2017 10:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Could DFW or IAH fictionally become a hub similar to the ME3 hubs?
Replies: 52
Views: 4883

Re: Could DFW or IAH fictionally become a hub similar to the ME3 hubs?

Billions of people live within 7 hours flying time out of the ME. Can't say the same about any airport in North America, a continent flanked by two large oceans to the East and the West plus a very thinly populated country to the North.

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by Adipocere
Sat Jul 08, 2017 9:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is protected US domestic market really unique?
Replies: 56
Views: 4199

Re: Is protected US domestic market really unique?

In my opinion, it would be beneficial if policy would allow foreign crews to fly on US flights much like the cruise industry does. Would you really be willing to sacrifice the safety? Why would it affect safety? As you said pay attracts talent, so pay just enough to attract the best of the best fro...

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by Adipocere
Sat Jul 08, 2017 9:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is protected US domestic market really unique?
Replies: 56
Views: 4199

Re: Is protected US domestic market really unique?

In my opinion, it would be beneficial if policy would allow foreign crews to fly on US flights much like the cruise industry does.

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by Adipocere
Wed Jul 05, 2017 1:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 14 Felonies For Drone Operator After Water Tankers Grounded In AZ
Replies: 30
Views: 6829

Re: 14 Felonies For Drone Operator After Water Tankers Grounded In AZ

Is this just posturing by the DA? Isn't this going to get pled down to some soup kitchen work at the end of the day??

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by Adipocere
Tue Jul 04, 2017 6:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Where should Finnair fly next?
Replies: 69
Views: 8508

Re: Where should Finnair fly next?

Karachi, Pakistan. There could be a first mover advantage since no Western airlines fly into Pakistan currently (at least ones with an on board pilot, not in Nevada)

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by Adipocere
Tue Jun 27, 2017 1:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Largest cities not served by WN
Replies: 107
Views: 11883

Re: Largest cities not served by WN

WN does not serve CRW, in fact the whole state of WV is not served by WN.

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by Adipocere
Fri Jun 23, 2017 6:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Condor adds Phoenix - summer 2018
Replies: 39
Views: 4811

Re: Condor adds Phoenix - summer 2018

Looking at the map Las Vegas indeed appears to be closer to the Grand Canyon than Phoenix. Still a distance, but less. Of course Nevada has a lot of other national parks, but since they are hardly known in Europe they don't draw that many tourists. Did you mean to say Utah? Nevada has exactly one n...

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by Adipocere
Sun Jun 18, 2017 4:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airports that had potential that never made it
Replies: 107
Views: 12856

Re: Airports that had potential that never made it

PHX - Despite being surrounded by the 5th largest city and the 12th biggest metro area in the US, is served by exactly 1 transoceanic international flight per day, largely due to the poor quality of its population/ flyer base. And things are only going to get worse with conventional wisdom pointing ...

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by Adipocere
Thu Jun 08, 2017 2:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Which second-tier US cities can support Trans-Atlantic Flights?
Replies: 310
Views: 28428

Re: Which second-tier US cities can support Trans-Atlantic Flights?

SMF, GEG, BOI and ABQ come to mind. GEG and BOI seem like stretches, SMF might be able to serve as a secondary airport for the bay area. I think once you start counting SMF as an outlying Bay Area city then I don't think it should be considered a "secondary city" - it would become part of...

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by Adipocere
Wed Jun 07, 2017 9:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Which second-tier US cities can support Trans-Atlantic Flights?
Replies: 310
Views: 28428

Re: Which second-tier US cities can support Trans-Atlantic Flights?

SMF, GEG, BOI and ABQ come to mind.

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by Adipocere
Mon Jun 05, 2017 5:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bahrain, Egypt and KSA closed their airspace for Qatar
Replies: 668
Views: 135678

Re: Breaking: Bahrain, Egypt and KSA closed their airspace for Qatar

What does this mean? Why would their neighbor countries shoot at QR flights that maybe carrying a large number of neutral or Western citizens?

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by Adipocere
Sat Jun 03, 2017 4:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA169 LAX-NRT Diversion
Replies: 12
Views: 3209

Re: AA169 LAX-NRT Diversion

BoeingGuy wrote:
Why didn't they go to PDX or SEA then since they were much closer?


If the pilots didn't deem it a dire emergency, then it could be proximity to other AA wide bodies that could take care of the passengers while the plane could get fixed?

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by Adipocere
Thu Jun 01, 2017 6:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair seat assignments all over the aircraft
Replies: 192
Views: 22725

Re: Ryanair back to deliberately pissing people off: seat assignments all over the aircraft

Intra-Europe are all short hops. I don't worry too much about seating unless the flight segment is 10+ hours.

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by Adipocere
Wed May 31, 2017 10:49 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: EK instructed by Chinese government to remove Taiwanese flag from crew uniform
Replies: 30
Views: 8949

Re: EK instructed by Chinese government to remove Taiwanese flag from crew uniform

Interesting.. does this no flag policy apply to other countries which have territorial disputes with China? Are Japanese, Indian or Vietnamese flags banned in China too? What flags do those countries fly in their Beijing embassies, assuming they have one?

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by Adipocere
Tue May 30, 2017 6:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Western airlines at Kabul?
Replies: 4
Views: 856

Re: Western airlines at Kabul?

If my memory serves me right, Aeroflot flew into Kabul during communist times.

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by Adipocere
Mon May 29, 2017 9:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CMH "Exciting Announcement" May 30th
Replies: 69
Views: 11659

Re: CMH "Exciting Announcement" May 30th

EK to DXB!??!

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by Adipocere
Mon May 29, 2017 5:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA Union Blames Meltdown on IT Outsourcing to India
Replies: 128
Views: 16178

Re: BA Union Blames Meltdown on Indian Workers

Before jumping too quick to adjudicate blame, it's well worth some introspection from BA to look at their outsourcing policies. India has a wide swathe of IT shops, a few with world class capabilities and a whole huge pyramid underneath filled with pretenders, fakers and hangers on, ridden with patr...

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by Adipocere
Sun May 28, 2017 7:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future LH Expansion
Replies: 77
Views: 16127

Re: Future LH Expansion

How about secondary China?

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by Adipocere
Sat May 27, 2017 12:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Punjabi Airline
Replies: 11
Views: 1470

Re: Punjabi Airline

Comtel Airlines is the closest that comes to mind.

Comtel Airlines - http://economyclassandbeyond.boardingarea.com/2011/11/17/the-saga-of-comtel-airlines/#sthash.ZqK0ZbHH.dpbs

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by Adipocere
Wed May 24, 2017 3:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is India ripe for a DY, FI, or D7 business model?
Replies: 38
Views: 2399

Re: Is India ripe for a DY, FI, or D7 business model?

While India has a huge population, I am not convinced there is enough disposable income to support massive airline expansion. Income needed to get into the top 1% in India is about $5800 annually. I think that leaves international leisure and travel out of reach of 99% of the population, many of who...

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by Adipocere
Wed May 24, 2017 8:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Proximity of major airports
Replies: 47
Views: 4095

Re: Proximity of major airports

London and Paris are ~350km apart.. both have massive international airports with a global reach..

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by Adipocere
Mon May 22, 2017 2:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Should UA start its own EWR-DXB nonstop?
Replies: 26
Views: 5458

Re: Should UA start its own EWR-DXB nonstop?

For India traffic, why wouldn't they just hop on the UA nonstops to India and then connect onto AI domestically in India, instead of trying a connection on third country soil (I.e. Both UA and AI would be foreign airlines in DXB)

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by Adipocere
Mon May 22, 2017 1:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EgyptAir 804 crash 1yr on... answers?
Replies: 32
Views: 7075

Re: EgyptAir 804 crash 1yr on... answers?

How capable is the Egyptian aviation authority to investigate a crash offshore in deep waters? Not to pick on them, but apart from the US, UK, Russia and maybe a couple of others around the world do the others even have the submersibles and the technology/ money to pursue an investigation on the sea...

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by Adipocere
Sun May 21, 2017 5:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue New NYPD Livery
Replies: 33
Views: 7151

Re: JetBlue New NYPD Livery

Well it's highly unlikely that those who disagree with the NYPD will afford to be flying around much (unless it's a DOJ jet!!). So I don't think this is much of a big deal commercially. It may cause some heart burn on social media, but will blow over.

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by Adipocere
Sat May 20, 2017 3:43 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Small cities (less than 750.000 people) with 2 or more airports
Replies: 83
Views: 7297

Re: Small cities with 2 or more airports

Phoenix has Skyharbor, Mesa Gateway and Deer Valley airports.

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by Adipocere
Thu May 18, 2017 7:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Metropolitan Airways?
Replies: 57
Views: 6110

Re: Metropolitan Airways?

Jeer on unbelievers!! By 2030, Metropolitan will be flying from 6 mega hubs in ATL, DFW, ORD, MIA, JFK and LAX!!

/s

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by Adipocere
Wed May 17, 2017 6:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: "Welcome on board, this is your king speaking ... "
Replies: 79
Views: 10557

Re: "Welcome on board, this is your king speaking ... "

Has any POTUS ever held a CPL license?

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by Adipocere
Wed May 17, 2017 2:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Does/Will Boeing Regret "Burning" a 7x7 designation on the 717?
Replies: 85
Views: 11640

Re: Does/Will Boeing Regret "Burning" a 7x7 designation on the 717?

Boeing can always go to 4 numbers for its next series : 7007, 7117, 7447 etc.

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by Adipocere
Mon May 15, 2017 4:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Official US Domestic (ex HI) Widebody thread 2017
Replies: 110
Views: 10362

Re: Wide body service in the US

I remember being on an AA A330 CLT-PHX last year.

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by Adipocere
Sat May 13, 2017 5:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ANA 787 engine troubles - emergency landing in Siberia
Replies: 67
Views: 19047

Re: ANA 787 engine troubles - emergency landing in Siberia

That would have been an interesting experience for the Japanese on board considering that Russia and Japan still haven't signed a peace treaty since WW2 and there have been wars between the two countries earlier than that..

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by Adipocere
Fri May 12, 2017 6:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Today's UA 49 diverted back to BOM?
Replies: 45
Views: 6422

Re: Today's UA 49 diverted back to BOM?

Visas and medical insurance come to mind. European countries may have been reluctant to accept a passenger from a third world country with no visa and/ or medical insurance valid in the EU. EU Schengen visas are very retentive about having proper medical insurance.

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by Adipocere
Tue May 09, 2017 9:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MIA CEO: Asian airline to serve MIA within next 24 months
Replies: 72
Views: 8042

Re: MIA CEO: Asian airline to serve MIA within next 24 months

EK is technically based on the continent of Asia...

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by Adipocere
Mon May 08, 2017 2:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: Emirates to start Phoenix and Buffalo
Replies: 143
Views: 27137

Re: Rumor: Emirates to start Phoenix and Buffalo

PHX is certainly a big US without any transoceanic international flights (save BA) - but that is because of the poor quality of its population base. The city has relied on retirees and snowbirds far too much for economic expansion; as opposed to building a vibrant economy that can fill seats up fron...

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by Adipocere
Sun May 07, 2017 2:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Which destination would Austrian probably add next?
Replies: 45
Views: 4833

Re: Which destination would Austrian probably add next?

They should go to EZE or SCL.

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by Adipocere
Sat May 06, 2017 6:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will an airport be named after Obama?
Replies: 70
Views: 8789

Re: Will an airport be named after Obama?

PHX maybe? Skyharbor never rolls off the tongue. Maybe they'd consider renaming to Obamaport or something..

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by Adipocere
Fri May 05, 2017 5:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta employees threaten and harass family; kicked off flight
Replies: 204
Views: 21326

Re: Delta employees threaten and harass family; kicked off flight

Right or wrong - I am glad that the airlines are being raked over coals in the court of public opinion. I guess this is a taste of their own "calculated misery" medicine. May the airline owners and its employees suffer more... You are on a airline forum. People that like the industry and ...

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by Adipocere
Fri May 05, 2017 1:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta employees threaten and harass family; kicked off flight
Replies: 204
Views: 21326

Re: Delta employees threaten and harass family; kicked off flight

Right or wrong - I am glad that the airlines are being raked over coals in the court of public opinion. I guess this is a taste of their own "calculated misery" medicine. May the airline owners and its employees suffer more...

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by Adipocere
Tue May 02, 2017 10:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Westjet orders 10 787-9
Replies: 97
Views: 20214

Re: Westjet orders 10 787-9

I feel like India could be a possible destination for them! The big Asian money in Canada (or almost anywhere) is Chinese. Indian traffic is largely VFR guest workers, parents and their extended families who just do not have the financial muscle of the vast Chinese upper class. Maybe in 25 years, b...

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by Adipocere
Mon May 01, 2017 2:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA mainline returns to FAT
Replies: 53
Views: 9256

Re: UA mainline returns to FAT

Did FAT ever have scheduled widebody service, especially during the golden age of multi-stop hop routes in the 60's and 70's?

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by Adipocere
Sat Apr 29, 2017 2:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Phoenix Arizona Aviation Thread Part 18
Replies: 518
Views: 49527

Re: Phoenix Arizona Aviation Thread Part 18

Back around 1990 HP would dual board the 747 with A11/A13 and B11/B13. AA really does need a plan for more WB diversions. Also BA will have 2 744 this summer, although not on the ground at the same time. But if one is delayed or a diversion from LAS like last summer, there will be a serious gate sh...

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