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by SurlyBonds
Thu Jun 21, 2018 3:36 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Daytime west coast - Europe transatlantic flights.
Replies: 15
Views: 2422

Re: Daytime west coast - Europe transatlantic flights.

I can't imagine a logistical advantage to such a flight. Passengers would have to arrive at the airport at 5am, and when you get to Europe, the day is over and there are certainly no connections to be made. To each their own. If you don't sleep well on an airplane would arrive go to bed and be grea...

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by SurlyBonds
Tue Jun 12, 2018 5:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Video of Hawaiian Employee Chucking Bags Posted on Twitter
Replies: 108
Views: 11239

Re: Video of Hawaiian Employee Chucking Bags Posted on Twitter

This is the Dumbest thread I've ever Seen! You bought the Cheapest Ticket you could find and you want somebody to treat your Bag like it's GOLD. If you didn't want your Bag Gate checked? Then you should have booked Sooner of carried LESS Crap so you could boars in group 3. Do we know for a fact tha...

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by SurlyBonds
Tue Jun 12, 2018 5:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will Boeing build its new mid-market aircraft in Washington?
Replies: 119
Views: 9640

Re: Will Boeing build its new mid-market aircraft in Washington?

I can't imagine why any company would choose to produce a product in such a business unfriendly region as the Pacific Northwest. High taxes, high costs for everything, polticians that hate business, and hostile labor unions all add up to a toxic mixture. I don't see any way that NMA production ends...

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by SurlyBonds
Mon Jun 11, 2018 8:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airports where pax had to use stairs to board 747, DC-10, L-1011
Replies: 225
Views: 12304

Re: Airports where pax had to use stairs to board 747, DC-10, L-1011

I used airstairs to deplane from a 748 on the apron at FRA (originating at LAX) - I think this was about three years ago.

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by SurlyBonds
Sat Jun 09, 2018 2:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Growth and future of Ethiopian airlines
Replies: 84
Views: 13079

Re: Growth and future of Ethiopian airlines

Ethiopian Airlines launches Istanbul and Moscow! now there are 15 destinations in Europe without a doubt this 2018 has been a great growth, I hope that the arrival of the new airplanes continue opening much more and more destinations! I just want to see you soon in Australia https://twitter.com/Air...

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by SurlyBonds
Sat May 26, 2018 12:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United gets sued for refusing to land for sick passenger
Replies: 87
Views: 10425

Re: United gets sued for refusing to land for sick passenger

"Dr. Ramsey, a Dermatologist from Akron, answers the call. He's spent a decade aggressively treating juvenile facial acne and really knows how to operate under pressure." "a full meal of unwanted ravioli as "beef" was out - the first grave error made by United" "m...

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by SurlyBonds
Sat May 26, 2018 12:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United gets sued for refusing to land for sick passenger
Replies: 87
Views: 10425

Re: United gets sued for refusing to land for sick passenger

"Dr. Ramsey, a Dermatologist from Akron, answers the call. He's spent a decade aggressively treating juvenile facial acne and really knows how to operate under pressure." "a full meal of unwanted ravioli as "beef" was out - the first grave error made by United" "m...

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by SurlyBonds
Sat May 26, 2018 12:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Prelude to Middle East hubs losing clout as super connector in the wake of growing nonstop links bypassing them?
Replies: 64
Views: 9121

Re: Prelude to Middle East hubs losing clout as super connector in the wake of growing nonstop links bypassing them?

But the new IST is going to change the playing field. The new SVO expansion could alter some connections, but only if Russia realizes the true cost of an undeclared war... Lightsaber Agreed on IST, but that's mostly a variation on the DXB/DOH/AUH theme. (The carriers that missed out on big opportun...

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by SurlyBonds
Sat May 26, 2018 12:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Prelude to Middle East hubs losing clout as super connector in the wake of growing nonstop links bypassing them?
Replies: 64
Views: 9121

Re: Prelude to Middle East hubs losing clout as super connector in the wake of growing nonstop links bypassing them?

I've posted for over a decade the way to compete with the ME3 is to bypass them. But nonstop Europe-Asia flights have been common since Russian airspace opened up at the end of the Cold War. People have been able to "bypass" the ME3 for more than 25 years, and yet that is exactly when the...

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by SurlyBonds
Mon May 21, 2018 7:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: European expansion in SFO
Replies: 65
Views: 7855

Re: European expansion in SFO

- Silicon Valley is the key here. None of the cities you’ve listed have anything to do with tech. In that case I'm surprised there isn't a direct Berlin - San Francisco flight as Berlin is the largest tech city in Europe. But that's primarily a function of Berlin's anemic role in German aviation. I...

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by SurlyBonds
Mon May 21, 2018 7:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: European expansion in SFO
Replies: 65
Views: 7855

Re: European expansion in SFO

Hmmm. I’ve lived in SF for a while and had family there too. I think your statements are not entirely correct. - Important financial centre yes but not for Europeans. I would disagree, at least with respect to venture capital/technology finance and banking. A huge number of European startups choose...

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by SurlyBonds
Mon May 21, 2018 7:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: European expansion in SFO
Replies: 65
Views: 7855

Re: European expansion in SFO

As a 41 year resident of the San Francisco Bay Area I was interested in your post about SFO. However, your statement that SFO is “one of the best airports in the United States” is laughable. It is simply one of the worst—just above Newark. You are right that it has lots of airlines and lots of dest...

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by SurlyBonds
Sat May 12, 2018 4:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus to announce decision on selling planes to Iran over the coming days
Replies: 190
Views: 22022

Re: Airbus to announce decision on selling planes to Iran over the coming cays

BTW there are still French people, not many but still, who hold a grudge against the allies (mainly the US) for having razed French cities in 1945. And there are many, many more, especially in Normandy, who are forever grateful to the US and UK and other allies for having liberated France from Nazi...

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by SurlyBonds
Sat May 12, 2018 12:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus to announce decision on selling planes to Iran over the coming days
Replies: 190
Views: 22022

Re: Airbus to announce decision on selling planes to Iran over the coming cays

BaconButty wrote:
Hopefully it will mean the end of the petrodollars protection racket, and we can de-couple ourselves from the bloodthirsty US, and align with more peaceful nations like China and Russia.


Can I get some of what you're smoking?

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by SurlyBonds
Wed May 02, 2018 4:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing to buy aerospace parts maker KLX
Replies: 21
Views: 2427

Re: Boeing to buy aerospace parts maker KLX

Pardon my ignorance, but what is Spirit?

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by SurlyBonds
Wed May 02, 2018 4:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Family Suing AA Over Death of Passenger
Replies: 256
Views: 18198

Re: Family Suing AA Over Death of Passenger

Two comments, here. First, tort law is mostly deeply rooted in English common law. Who said anything about English law? Since this didn't take place in England that has nothing to do with anything. This is factually incorrect, as in Sean Spicer-level factually incorrect. Tort law traces its roots d...

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by SurlyBonds
Tue May 01, 2018 4:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Concorde: the substitute
Replies: 56
Views: 5959

Re: Concorde: the substitute

stlgph wrote:
32andBelow wrote:
The internet got rid of the need for Concorde.


Pretty much. The need for speed is now on the world wide web. Technology advancement and corporate consolidation is a big player in this.


So why is FedEx still in business?

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by SurlyBonds
Tue May 01, 2018 4:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Concorde: the substitute
Replies: 56
Views: 5959

Re: Concorde: the substitute

How many people on this planet really, truly have a need to be somewhere 3 hours, 9 hours earlier than currently possible AND will sacrifice significant levels of comfort. This strikes me as similar to those people who gainsaid FedEx's business plan on the grounds that "no one really needs to ...

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by SurlyBonds
Tue May 01, 2018 4:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Concorde: the substitute
Replies: 56
Views: 5959

Re: Concorde: the substitute

cpd wrote:
We won't have one. People prefer to fly slowly. The market has spoken.


How has the market spoken when there has never been a test case allowing mass-market supersonic travel?

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by SurlyBonds
Mon Apr 30, 2018 4:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Family Suing AA Over Death of Passenger
Replies: 256
Views: 18198

Re: Family Suing AA Over Death of Passenger

[...] I wasn't being smug, I was - as pointed out by someone else later - noting that unlike the US most of the world only resorts to suing people when they've either deliberately done something bad or been really negligent. This was a case where the fault was technically theirs but it was the resu...

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by SurlyBonds
Mon Apr 30, 2018 12:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Family Suing AA Over Death of Passenger
Replies: 256
Views: 18198

Re: Family Suing AA Over Death of Passenger

Literally a week ago I lost someone very close. The hospital were very upfront about taking responsibility for things not going to plan, yet the family were equally upfront about not blaming them for what was clearly unpredicted and unintentional. Suing the hospital would not bring the person back ...

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by SurlyBonds
Sun Apr 29, 2018 8:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Family Suing AA Over Death of Passenger
Replies: 256
Views: 18198

Re: Family Suing AA Over Death of Passenger

2. While it can be reasonably assumed that the pilot had no formal medical training, it can also be reasonably assumed that the doctor had no formal training in the operation of a large passenger jet and therefore that the doctor was not qualified to determine the most time-efficient method of gett...

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by SurlyBonds
Sun Apr 29, 2018 8:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Family Suing AA Over Death of Passenger
Replies: 256
Views: 18198

Re: Family Suing AA Over Death of Passenger

It has NOTHING, NOTHING to do with race and you are being extremely insensitive to the deceased! You know this how? The Oracle at Delphi told you? And even if you're right, all it means is that white passengers at in the same boat as black passengers, i.e., the won't be taken seriously by airline p...

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by SurlyBonds
Sun Apr 29, 2018 8:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Family Suing AA Over Death of Passenger
Replies: 256
Views: 18198

Re: Family Suing AA Over Death of Passenger

Literally a week ago I lost someone very close. The hospital were very upfront about taking responsibility for things not going to plan, yet the family were equally upfront about not blaming them for what was clearly unpredicted and unintentional. Suing the hospital would not bring the person back ...

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by SurlyBonds
Sun Apr 29, 2018 7:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Family Suing AA Over Death of Passenger
Replies: 256
Views: 18198

Re: Family Suing AA Over Death of Passenger

Exactly... Medical emergency happen every day on airlines the size of the US3 and in most cases a doctor or nurse onboard will recommend a diversion but airlines have independent doctors on the ground that are highly trained to handle these situations. Then perhaps the airlines would do well to def...

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by SurlyBonds
Mon Apr 23, 2018 8:45 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Protocols for disposing of food waste after flights?
Replies: 22
Views: 3346

Re: Protocols for disposing of food waste after flights?

I remember reading quite a while ago that everything was thrown out in ORD after a flight. They even threw out unopend OJ cartons. It had to do with being unable to give food to homeless shelters because of lawsuits. Lawyers, literally the slimiest scum of the human population Not to put a fine poi...

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by SurlyBonds
Thu Apr 05, 2018 12:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EK reducing, not adding in U.S.?
Replies: 129
Views: 15394

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

For AI, IAH over DFW ought to be a no-brainer because of the Star Alliance feed.

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by SurlyBonds
Fri Mar 30, 2018 5:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH A350 New Colors - Hideous!
Replies: 264
Views: 34333

Re: LH A350 New Colors - Hideous!

A388 wrote:
This goes for all new airline liveries and is intended to avoid duplicate threads about the same topics over and over again.

A388


Is someone forcing you to read the threads about liveries?

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by SurlyBonds
Thu Mar 29, 2018 10:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DOT Fines Qantas - Cabotage Violations
Replies: 37
Views: 8166

Re: DOT Fines Qantas - Cabotage Violations

Almost no country in the world allows Cabotage, except for EU carriers operating within the EU, Australian carriers in NZ and vice versa, and Chile. There might also be some obscure cases like SQ having Cabotage rights in the UK, but they are the exception and not the norm. Perhaps, as a first step...

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by SurlyBonds
Thu Mar 29, 2018 8:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WSJ: Growth of Transcons at BWI and Elsewhere
Replies: 18
Views: 2065

Re: WSJ: Growth of Transcons at BWI and Elsewhere

[quote="ctrabs0114" particularly Wilmington, Del., which is a small, but important business center (lots of businesses are incorporated in Delaware ).[/quote]

Incorporating in Delaware almost never requires a visit to Delaware.

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by SurlyBonds
Thu Mar 22, 2018 3:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why no US-Cyprus non stop?
Replies: 45
Views: 5937

Re: Why no US-Cyprus non stop?

MIflyer12 wrote:
99 out of 100 Americans couldn't find Cyprus on a map


Source for this assertion, please?

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by SurlyBonds
Thu Mar 22, 2018 3:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why no US-Cyprus non stop?
Replies: 45
Views: 5937

Re: Why no US-Cyprus non stop?

In recent years with many British people retiring on rather smaller pensions than was previously the case Cyprus has looked towards Russia for its immigrants of whom there are now many. The Russian influence has little to do with "replacing" British people. It's because (1) there are tax ...

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by SurlyBonds
Thu Mar 22, 2018 3:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why no US-Cyprus non stop?
Replies: 45
Views: 5937

Re: Why no US-Cyprus non stop?

avi8tir wrote:
I'll take a stab at this.... how about this?

98% of Americans have no idea where Cyprus actually is.


Even assuming there's some real factual basis to this statistic, that the silliest metric for deciding on routes that I have ever heard of.

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by SurlyBonds
Thu Mar 22, 2018 2:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why no US-Cyprus non stop?
Replies: 45
Views: 5937

Re: Why no US-Cyprus non stop?

Only 25,000 Americans even visited Cyprus in 2017, and most likely those are Americans who live in Europe. Cyprus is largely an unknown place for Americans, many whom would have never heard of the country. Plus the tourism Cyprus is attracting is not exactly high-end, so fares would be too low to j...

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by SurlyBonds
Sat Mar 17, 2018 7:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Time to Change "Compliance with All Crewmember Instructions"?
Replies: 103
Views: 8434

Re: Time to Change "Compliance with All Crewmember Instructions"?

Im the Captain. My plane, my rules. Dont like it, you’re gone. Boats, trains, planes are not democracies. You have a democratic choice not to come aboard. Let's see if you're singing that tune during the next downturn, when the public exercises that choice not to come aboard, and you're crying to y...

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by SurlyBonds
Sat Mar 03, 2018 1:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pax and Pilots are complaining about lavatories in AA B737-MAX
Replies: 215
Views: 38466

Re: Pax and Pilots hate AA B737-Max

AAvgeek744 wrote:

Sooner or later it's going to happen with all airlines. More seats = more butts = more revenue.


Unless, of course, we re-regulate the airlines.

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by SurlyBonds
Sat Mar 03, 2018 1:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pax and Pilots are complaining about lavatories in AA B737-MAX
Replies: 215
Views: 38466

Re: Pax and Pilots hate AA B737-Max

. In the same breath people will complain about how narrow seats are and how expensive it is to fly. Pay more, get more. Flying is a fraction of the cost it was in the regulation era but people insist on acting like they should get an Emirates suite for Spirit prices. Now, lemme get this straight. ...

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by SurlyBonds
Mon Feb 26, 2018 11:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Russian Aviation - 2018
Replies: 42
Views: 3919

Re: Russian Aviation - 2018

1. Has Star Alliance made any progress at securing a Russian member? What with the demise of Transaero, who would it be, UTAir? Ural Airlines? 2. How is LH's traffic into Russia? After the Crimea crisis, they cut back significantly, to the extent TK became the largest foreign carrier into Russia. Is...

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by SurlyBonds
Sat Feb 24, 2018 11:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: "support dog" bites child on Southwest Airlines
Replies: 66
Views: 8302

Re: "support dog" bites child on Southwest Airlines

[quote="workhorse"When traveling within our country or even our continent I will happily drive (or take a train: dogs are allowed in trains in most of European countries) instead of dealing with all the hostility of which a lot of examples some of you guys show in these threads. But if, fo...

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by SurlyBonds
Tue Feb 06, 2018 8:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will Jacksonville Ever see TransAtlantic Flights?
Replies: 148
Views: 11545

Re: Will Jacksonville Ever see TransAtlantic Flights?

A slightly more realistic question: if, hypothetically, UA wanted to establish a southeast hub, would JAX be a logical choice?

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by SurlyBonds
Tue Feb 06, 2018 8:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will Jacksonville Ever see TransAtlantic Flights?
Replies: 148
Views: 11545

Re: Will Jacksonville Ever see TransAtlantic Flights?

Is this your evidence? Great, here's mine; Salt Lake City had a lower population at the 2010 census than it did in the 1960 census. Jacksonville grew 400% over the same time period. Even assuming this is true and you're comparing like with like (i.e., MSAs as opposed to city limits and such), you'r...

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by SurlyBonds
Mon Feb 05, 2018 3:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa fires Brussels Airlines CEO & CFO since they didn't want to change SN into an LCC
Replies: 146
Views: 21496

Re: Lufthansa fires Brussels Airlines CEO & CFO since they didn't want to change SN into an LCC

Maybe it's supposed to reduce nationalist barriers, but it's failing to do so. As for brands, people don't want a European brand. They want a Belgian, German, Dutch, French, British, whatever nationality's brand. Those nationalistic feelings are very much alive among the general public, much higher...

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by SurlyBonds
Thu Feb 01, 2018 10:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will Hawaii see Flights to Europe?
Replies: 70
Views: 8181

Re: Will Hawaii see Flights to Europe?

believe this route will eventually happen, for several reasons. 1. First off, the idea that "Europeans won't fly long-haul to leisure destinations" is ridiculous. They fly in great numbers to Thailand, Cuba, and the Seychelles, for instance, as well as to the (admittedly not seaside) desti...

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by SurlyBonds
Thu Feb 01, 2018 10:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will Hawaii see Flights to Europe?
Replies: 70
Views: 8181

Re: Will Hawaii see Flights to Europe?

I believe this route will eventually happen, for several reasons. 1. First off, the idea that "Europeans won't fly long-haul to leisure destinations" is ridiculous. They fly in great numbers to Thailand, Cuba, and the Seychelles, for instance, as well as to the (admittedly not seaside) des...

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by SurlyBonds
Thu Feb 01, 2018 10:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will Hawaii see Flights to Europe?
Replies: 70
Views: 8181

Re: Will Hawaii see Flights to Europe?

I believe this route will eventually happen, for several reasons. 1. First off, the idea that "Europeans won't fly long-haul to leisure destinations" is ridiculous. They fly in great numbers to Thailand, Cuba, and the Seychelles, for instance, as well as to the (admittedly not seaside) des...

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by SurlyBonds
Thu Feb 01, 2018 9:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will Hawaii see Flights to Europe?
Replies: 70
Views: 8181

Re: Will Hawaii see Flights to Europe?

If one can go to the Canaries, the Balerics, or the Med in a few hours, why on a Earth would they fly for 16 hours to Hawaii? Heck, Havana or Miami are better than Waikiki. If one can go to the Canaries, the Balerics, or the Med in a few hours, why on [this] Earth would they fly for 16 hours (OK, 1...

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by SurlyBonds
Thu Feb 01, 2018 2:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United denies boarding to an Emotional Support Peacock
Replies: 112
Views: 22549

Re: United denies boarding to an Emotional Support Peacock

Medical malpractice, fraud, and deceptive trade practice charges would be appropriate. That should put a quick end to this sham. Medical malpractice is, of course, a private right of action, and it also requires an injury for which a plaintiff can seek damages. Who's being injured here? As to "...

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by SurlyBonds
Thu Feb 01, 2018 2:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United denies boarding to an Emotional Support Peacock
Replies: 112
Views: 22549

Re: United denies boarding to an Emotional Support Peacock

So why doesn't the 2/3 of the rest of the world feel the need to bring little Tiddles on board for comfort ? I agree flying can be frightening and stressful for lots of people but other emotional support avenues are out there and explorable. I used to get really stressed before flying, eventually h...

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by SurlyBonds
Mon Jan 29, 2018 10:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why is PHX underserved by long haul routes?
Replies: 104
Views: 10666

Re: Why is PHX underserved by long haul routes?

Mexico and Spain are the same...sad but real. He didn't say "Mexico and Spain are the same." Spanish companies have lots of business interests throughout Latin America, which, in addition to the cultural links, explains IB's extensive network there. Now, Spanish companies don't seem to ha...

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