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by BobPatterson
Tue Mar 28, 2017 6:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Proposed Essential Air Service elimination
Replies: 165
Views: 11355

Re: Proposed Essential Air Service elimination

This EAS program has been repealed more often than the House has repealed Obamacare.......... .......... a 25 mile trip to anywhere, will take you 3 or 4 hours driving, over pothole after pothole, and crumbling bridges. Half of Pennsylvania must have moved to the DC area............ EAS? Probably e...

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by BobPatterson
Tue Mar 28, 2017 4:01 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Word Game #340
Replies: 550
Views: 12447

Re: Word Game #340

WarRI1 wrote:
tapairbus370 wrote:
Autosport



Nascar


Fanatics

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by BobPatterson
Tue Mar 28, 2017 3:53 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Single Word or short Phrase you Hate
Replies: 42
Views: 468

Re: Single Word or short Phrase you Hate

cgnnrw wrote:
Being referred to as "dude" or "bro" by anyone.


LOL. anshabhi called me "Bro" in another thread. I took no offense.

"Dude" might have ticked me off.

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by BobPatterson
Tue Mar 28, 2017 3:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Willie Walsh to Cranky Flier on Level brand
Replies: 23
Views: 3547

Re: Willie Walsh to Cranky Flier on Level brand

VERTICAL would have been a better name than LEVEL.

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by BobPatterson
Tue Mar 28, 2017 3:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Brazil tribe gets compensation for plane crash over Amazon forest (GOL 1907)
Replies: 17
Views: 1035

Re: Brazil tribe gets compensation for plane crash over Amazon forest (GOL 1907)

Please explain how a negotiated settlement is extortion. Try using facts, if possible. Thanks. Simple Pimple. It is a settlement when educated, city-dwelling types do it. It is extortion when illiterate, jungle-dwelling natives do it. Hope that explained it. You have defined the two sides to the th...

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by BobPatterson
Tue Mar 28, 2017 1:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Volaris Costa Rica applies for US authority
Replies: 19
Views: 2004

Re: Volaris Costa Rica applies for US authority

Vuela Aviacion, S.A. - dba Volaris Costa Rica has applied to the US DOT for foreign air carrier certificate and route authorities. The carrier which began service in February 2017 seeks authority to commence services to the United States on or about September, 2017. Initially, Volaris Costa Rica pl...

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by BobPatterson
Tue Mar 28, 2017 12:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Brazil tribe gets compensation for plane crash over Amazon forest (GOL 1907)
Replies: 17
Views: 1035

Re: Brazil tribe gets compensation for plane crash over Amazon forest (GOL 1907)

C010T3 wrote:
Extortion at its best.


Please explain how a negotiated settlement is extortion. Try using facts, if possible.

Thanks.

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by BobPatterson
Tue Mar 28, 2017 12:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: aircraft orders increase tenfold-UK Guardian
Replies: 6
Views: 1371

Re: aircraft orders increase tenfold-UK Guardian

The OP misrepresented nothing. His statement "How to totally misrepresent the facts based on one quiet month..." tells us there is a bit of fiction being reported. BTW, the article does point out a very slight downturn in deliveries YoY. Anything can be hyped with a headline that is nothin...

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by BobPatterson
Mon Mar 27, 2017 11:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DOT Fines Virgin Atlantic - Full Fare Advertising
Replies: 1
Views: 835

Re: DOT Fines Virgin Atlantic - Full Fare Advertising

https://www.transportation.gov/sites/do ... 7-3-18.pdf

One might wonder why this took 2.5 years to resolve.
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Here is a link to the Order: https://www.transportation.gov/sites/do ... 7-3-18.pdf

One might wonder why this took 2.5 years to resolve.

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by BobPatterson
Mon Mar 27, 2017 10:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Willie Walsh to Cranky Flier on Level brand
Replies: 23
Views: 3547

Re: Willie Walsh to Cranky Flier on Level brand

What's the correct way to pronounce Vueling? Thank you for asking. I didn't find Wikipedia's answer particularly helpful: "Vueling Airlines, S.A. (styled as Vueling, Catalan: [ˈbwɛliŋ]" I had two teachers of Spanish 63-64 years ago. One spoke with a lisp while the other didn't. It was con...

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by BobPatterson
Mon Mar 27, 2017 10:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA Denies Boarding to Non-Rev Girl in Leggings, Social Media Revolts
Replies: 377
Views: 20514

Re: UA Denies Boarding to Non-Rev Girl in Leggings, Social Media Revolts

Why must everybody make such a fuss about non-events nowadays? We have drunks and outright racists disrupting flights these days. Where are the "rules" that apply to them? With all due respect for an aging a.nutter, one might have assumed you'd have learned the answer over the course of m...

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by BobPatterson
Mon Mar 27, 2017 12:17 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Time For A Special Prosecutor
Replies: 58
Views: 1147

Re: Time For A Special Prosecutor

His statement remains correct. Best regards Thomas Trump remains in the white house. Which wasn´t the point and therefore is irrelevant to this discussion. But that is all you can claim. He is in the White House... part time. He does not have the support by a majority of Americans. He didn´t have a...

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by BobPatterson
Mon Mar 27, 2017 12:10 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Five Word Story Thread 2016 Edition Part 2
Replies: 588
Views: 17154

Re: Five Word Story Thread 2016 Edition Part 2

2707200X wrote:
The ship was floating and.....


Sully was on the wing..........

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by BobPatterson
Mon Mar 27, 2017 11:59 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Single Word or short Phrase you Hate
Replies: 42
Views: 468

Re: Single Word or short Phrase you Hate

Here's a twofer: My wife hates "Asshole!!!" when she hears me use it. I hate "God is soooo good!" when I hear her use it. She used it when being interviewed by a TV reporter after our house/property had been damaged in a storm, and she gave it as the reason we were not injured. I...

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by BobPatterson
Mon Mar 27, 2017 11:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA Denies Boarding to Non-Rev Girl in Leggings, Social Media Revolts
Replies: 377
Views: 20514

Re: UA Denies Boarding to Non-Rev Girl in Leggings, Social Media Revolts

.......unfortunately journalism died with the 24 hour news cycle. So instead of investigating a story and publishing something somewhat accurate, news outlets just repost an uninformed tweet, add a few words, and people are tricked into thinking they have the whole story because they trust the Wash...

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by BobPatterson
Mon Mar 27, 2017 7:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA Denies Boarding to Non-Rev Girl in Leggings, Social Media Revolts
Replies: 377
Views: 20514

Re: UA Denies Boarding to Non-Rev Girl in Leggings, Social Media Revolts

This is a ridiculous statement. Have you heard of Donald Trump? The President of the United States regularly posts to millions of his followers on Twitter. Yes, he does, much to the disgrace of us all. Presidency by Twitter is ludicrous. By the way, "regularly posts to millions" is not qu...

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by BobPatterson
Mon Mar 27, 2017 3:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: All Indian airlines ban an MP for slipper attack.
Replies: 33
Views: 4040

Re: All Indian airlines ban an MP for slipper attack.

Non-incident?? Unworthy of public notice and censure of the cretin politician? Air India is setting a good example by banning and punishing this behavior for life, and also for their recent actions in support of women traveling alone. Amendments can be reported when there is space available. This w...

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by BobPatterson
Mon Mar 27, 2017 2:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA Denies Boarding to Non-Rev Girl in Leggings, Social Media Revolts
Replies: 377
Views: 20514

Re: UA Denies Boarding to Girl in Leggings, Social Media Revolts

There has been a steady downward coarsening of social mores in this country (the USA) and much of the world over the last 50-60 years. Ugly dress, body piercings, tattoos everywhere, T-shirts bearing filthy language, anything goes in emails and in postings/comments on supposed news or social media ...

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by BobPatterson
Sun Mar 26, 2017 7:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA Denies Boarding to Non-Rev Girl in Leggings, Social Media Revolts
Replies: 377
Views: 20514

Re: UA Denies Boarding to Girl in Leggings, Social Media Revolts

Problem is, its not just Anet that's vilifying UA. Its all of social media. Sometimes when your right, your wrong and UA continually fails to identify situations like what happened today. UA could have and should have crafted a better reply. Ask 1000 people if they think stretchy pants are inapprop...

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by BobPatterson
Sun Mar 26, 2017 5:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA Denies Boarding to Non-Rev Girl in Leggings, Social Media Revolts
Replies: 377
Views: 20514

Re: UA Denies Boarding to Girl in Leggings, Social Media Revolts

Bring back the days when gentlemen wore ties and jackets and ladies wore dresses and gloves.

Today, many people dress as though they have no respect for themselves.

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by BobPatterson
Sun Mar 26, 2017 3:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Which global airlines will never, ever let go of true a First Class
Replies: 23
Views: 3970

Re: Which global airlines will never, ever let go of true a First Class

If First Class and Business are combined, why give up the name First Class? Upper Class would sound a bit snobbish.

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by BobPatterson
Sun Mar 26, 2017 3:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: All Indian airlines ban an MP for slipper attack.
Replies: 33
Views: 4040

Re: All Indian airlines ban an MP for slipper attack.

The media cycle attention was focussed on this non-incident allowing the key amendments to the Finance Bill which legalises political corruption to go unreported. One week and this MP will be flying again. And the media cycle will have moved on to the next outrage. Non-incident?? Unworthy of public...

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by BobPatterson
Sun Mar 26, 2017 8:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Allegiant mistakenly boards elderly grandparents on a flight to Ogdensburg instead of Grand Rapids
Replies: 34
Views: 4706

Re: Allegiant mistakenly boards elderly grandparents on a flight to Ogdensburg instead of Grand Rapids

Just a thought I don't know if flight attendant speaking over PA while taxing before takeoff. Like FA saying, Welcome to Allegiant flight we are going to Ogdensburg today will be arrive on time 5 minutes early. So couples would say hey wait a minute, I have wrong plane before take off it would be b...

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by BobPatterson
Sun Mar 26, 2017 8:14 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: AA cancels seats without notice
Replies: 34
Views: 3024

Re: AA cancels seats without notice

I'm not sure we will learn anything more from AA. The problem he had was with the British Airways portion of the trip, although the AA reservation system was involved. I don't think it matters much whether AA or BA was more to blame or fully at fault. Point is, the customer did not receive the prod...

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by BobPatterson
Sat Mar 25, 2017 5:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cuba Banning Cuban-American Crew from Overnighting
Replies: 33
Views: 8051

Re: Cuba Banning Cuban-American Crew from Overnighting

(PS This happens a lot. I knew a guy whose father was Israeli, although he lived his entire life in the US and barely saw his father after his parents broke up and father moved back to Israel. He went to Israel when he was like 20 and he said that the Israelis gave him a hard time about not having ...

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by BobPatterson
Sat Mar 25, 2017 5:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Allegiant mistakenly boards elderly grandparents on a flight to Ogdensburg instead of Grand Rapids
Replies: 34
Views: 4706

Re: Allegiant mistakenly boards elderly grandparents on a flight to Ogdensburg instead of Grand Rapids

And this is what's wrong with people today. They are both adults, could they not say, "hey, I'm not going to Ogdensburg"? If they aren't lucid, they shouldn't be flying without family or an aid of some sort. Why do airlines even take passengers traveling alone that aren't independent? Kne...

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by BobPatterson
Sat Mar 25, 2017 5:00 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Rotten Tomatoes: Airliners.net Edition
Replies: 15
Views: 931

Re: Rotten Tomatoes: Airliners.net Edition

I meant for this to be about movies playing in theaters currently, but let's make it open to films that are already out. Thank you for expanding the topic. I had felt distraught by limitation. National Velvet 10/10 Loved it in the 40s, and anytime since when seen on late night TV (not for ages, tho...

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by BobPatterson
Sat Mar 25, 2017 4:47 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: ECJ rules workplace bans on political and religious symbols are not discriminatory
Replies: 37
Views: 927

Re: ECJ rules workplace bans on political and religious symbols are not discriminatory

It is bullshit. Banning religious symbols in public is no different from banning screwing your lover on a market square. Unless "in public" means something different in Germany than it does in the USA (or anywhere else that I know of) this is utter nonsense. No one is banned from wearing ...

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by BobPatterson
Sat Mar 25, 2017 2:22 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Five Word Story Thread 2016 Edition Part 2
Replies: 588
Views: 17154

Re: Five Word Story Thread 2016 Edition Part 2

2707200X wrote:
and showered debris throughout (Mudville)...........


where mighty Casey struck out..............

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by BobPatterson
Sat Mar 25, 2017 11:47 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: AA cancels seats without notice
Replies: 34
Views: 3024

Re: AA cancels seats without notice

There are two sides to every story. And this thread only contains one side. I've seen at least two sides here already. What side to you feel is unrepresented? You haven't seen the American Airlines side. I'm not sure we will learn anything more from AA. The problem he had was with the British Airwa...

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by BobPatterson
Sat Mar 25, 2017 11:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Allegiant mistakenly boards elderly grandparents on a flight to Ogdensburg instead of Grand Rapids
Replies: 34
Views: 4706

Re: Allegiant mistakenly boards elderly grandparents on a flight to Ogdensburg instead of Grand Rapids

Yup. I can see that happening to my wife and me someday. :-) :-)

Matter of fact, except for the undershirt, I even look like George. We could probably swap photo IDs.

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by BobPatterson
Sat Mar 25, 2017 7:34 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why would Spirit Airlines say that the next available flight is in 3 days on routes that have daily service?
Replies: 9
Views: 817

Re: Why would Spirit Airlines say that the next available flight is in 3 days on routes that have daily service?

There are many Spirit Airlines customers who have complained to Spirit when they were told that the next available flight out is 3 days away. What is your source or evidence of this? If Spirit does not have an available seat to sell during the next two days, what do you expect them to tell a custom...

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by BobPatterson
Sat Mar 25, 2017 5:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Frontier Airlines at CVG
Replies: 6
Views: 1046

Re: Frontier Airlines at CVG

https://frontier.com/corporate/pressroom or (203) 614-5321 ?
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Have you tried Frontier Corporate PR at https://frontier.com/corporate/pressroom or (203) 614-5321 ?

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by BobPatterson
Sat Mar 25, 2017 5:25 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why would Spirit Airlines say that the next available flight is in 3 days on routes that have daily service?
Replies: 9
Views: 817

Re: Why would Spirit Airlines say that the next available flight is in 3 days on routes that have daily service?

There are many Spirit Airlines customers who have complained to Spirit when they were told that the next available flight out is 3 days away. What is your source or evidence of this? If Spirit does not have an available seat to sell during the next two days, what do you expect them to tell a custom...

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by BobPatterson
Sat Mar 25, 2017 4:30 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: AA cancels seats without notice
Replies: 34
Views: 3024

Re: AA cancels seats without notice

IPFreely wrote:
There are two sides to every story. And this thread only contains one side.


I've seen at least two sides here already. What side to you feel is unrepresented?

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by BobPatterson
Fri Mar 24, 2017 6:42 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Time For A Special Prosecutor
Replies: 58
Views: 1147

Re: Time For A Special Prosecutor

Francoflier wrote:
Or in short: don't feed the trolls.
;)


I'm rather new to a lot of jargon that came along while I wasn't paying attention. Problem of ageing.

Correct me, but isn't Hillis a troll?

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by BobPatterson
Fri Mar 24, 2017 6:37 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: AA cancels seats without notice
Replies: 34
Views: 3024

Re: AA cancels seats without notice

ryanov wrote:
That's not discrimination. Come on.


He is suggesting that by buying a first class ticket you will get service and adjustment, whereas the great unwashed can just be thankful for arriving alive.

That is discrimination, honoring contracts with the rich but telling the commoners to get lost.

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by BobPatterson
Fri Mar 24, 2017 4:40 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Time For A Special Prosecutor
Replies: 58
Views: 1147

Re: Time For A Special Prosecutor

Maybe start your own and stop complaining about what everyone else is getting? Was that a sentence? You need remedial education. You also need to stop hating America. There are, to be sure, many problems that need correction here. But, despite them all, I notice that few people want to leave and mi...

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by BobPatterson
Fri Mar 24, 2017 4:31 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Time For A Special Prosecutor
Replies: 58
Views: 1147

Re: Time For A Special Prosecutor

Problem is, how do you draw the prosecutorial line so that Hillis is above it while you and I are safely below it? Don't know about you, but I believe I deserve some positive discrimination compared to Hillis because of my nationality. Finns have been historically much less privileged than American...

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by BobPatterson
Fri Mar 24, 2017 2:56 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: AA cancels seats without notice
Replies: 34
Views: 3024

Re: AA cancels seats without notice

You need to understand that you basically should consider yourself happy that you arrived from one place to another safely. They try very hard, if you want better service buy First Class guy and / or Move to Beverly Hills so you can fly a widebody from LAX to Spain. Seriously, don't cry about it. O...

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by BobPatterson
Fri Mar 24, 2017 12:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates' Utilization Rate of A380 Aircraft -- version 2
Replies: 9
Views: 2966

Re: Emirates' Utilization Rate of A380 Aircraft -- version 2

Thanks for that Bob, didn't expect the figures to go up that much. Neither did I, but Emirates sends a lot of flights to North America and Australia and, for the most part, they have late evening return trips. Those are the ones that needed crediting to the next day, and I found 204 such cases! Bump!

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by BobPatterson
Fri Mar 24, 2017 12:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian is hiring for pilot jobs
Replies: 140
Views: 9180

Re: Norwegian is hiring for pilot jobs

No matter how you look at it from a professional view these pilots are a threat to the exiting professional pilots. Sort of like living a a very block and some jerk come in leave trash in the front yard, parties and noms at all hours and then sell his house for 200K below the existing market. Proba...

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by BobPatterson
Thu Mar 23, 2017 11:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: One route aircraft
Replies: 52
Views: 8294

Re: One route aircraft

Key West Seaplane Adventures offers sightseeing flights but, as far as I know, only one actual destination: Fort Jefferson in the Dry Tortugas ($329 per passenger, daily schedule). They drop you off and then pick you up about 2 1/2 hours later for the return to Key West. It cost about $125 when my w...

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by BobPatterson
Thu Mar 23, 2017 11:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Investopedia article on 4 best airlines to work for in 2017
Replies: 1
Views: 651

Re: Investopedia article on 4 best airlines to work for in 2017

http://www.investopedia.com/personal-fi ... -work-for/

Please note that the ranking actually was (1) Delta, (2) Southwest, (3) JetBlue and (4) United.
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Here is a link to the Investopedia article http://www.investopedia.com/personal-fi ... -work-for/

Please note that the ranking actually was (1) Delta, (2) Southwest, (3) JetBlue and (4) United.

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by BobPatterson
Thu Mar 23, 2017 10:25 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: AA cancels seats without notice
Replies: 34
Views: 3024

Re: AA cancels seats without notice

Why doesn't this fall under bait & switch? Actually this seems worse. At least with bait & switch you don't actually have to buy the product. But imagine paying for a better car and the salesman bringing you out an inferior car and only adjusting the price instead of giving you a full refun...

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by BobPatterson
Thu Mar 23, 2017 9:41 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Time For A Special Prosecutor
Replies: 58
Views: 1147

Re: Time For A Special Prosecutor

pvjin wrote:
Somebody should prosecute Hillis for producing even more cancerous threads than I do.


Problem is, how do you draw the prosecutorial line so that Hillis is above it while you and I are safely below it?

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by BobPatterson
Thu Mar 23, 2017 2:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates' Utilization Rate of A380 Aircraft -- version 2
Replies: 9
Views: 2966

Re: Emirates' Utilization Rate of A380 Aircraft -- version 2

It will take quite a bit of work to combine all the data and then sort it by routes and dates to see when and where flights were cancelled. How do you acquire your raw data? copy/paste from the browser? ( looked at scraping the site but they changed how the pages are generated. ) Yes. For each airc...

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by BobPatterson
Thu Mar 23, 2017 7:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates' Utilization Rate of A380 Aircraft -- version 2
Replies: 9
Views: 2966

Re: Emirates' Utilization Rate of A380 Aircraft -- version 2

There was an apparent average weekly reduction of two aircraft in revenue service during this 6-week period. I have no idea what caused the very low usages of 81 (Feb. 1), 80 (Feb. 21) and 79 on March 14. It will take quite a bit of work to combine all the data and then sort it by routes and dates ...

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by BobPatterson
Thu Mar 23, 2017 6:04 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Word Game #340
Replies: 550
Views: 12447

Re: Word Game #340

However

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by BobPatterson
Thu Mar 23, 2017 5:59 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Five Word Story Thread 2016 Edition Part 2
Replies: 588
Views: 17154

Re: Five Word Story Thread 2016 Edition Part 2

the rightmost main landing gear..........

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