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by Bricktop
Fri May 26, 2017 1:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pilot refuses to fly packed airplane because passenger labelled his personal WIFI ‘Jihadist Cell London 1’
Replies: 95
Views: 14189

Re: Pilot refuses to fly packed airplane because passenger labelled his personal WIFI ‘Jihadist Cell London 1’

It's still not acceptable or PC to name your wifi network in such an inconsiderate manner. Obviously, people who think it's a joking matter like this have never had such an incident affect them personally. All this holier-than-thou talk of telling other people how they should think... You know afte...

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by Bricktop
Thu May 25, 2017 9:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pilot refuses to fly packed airplane because passenger labelled his personal WIFI ‘Jihadist Cell London 1’
Replies: 95
Views: 14189

Re: Pilot refuses to fly packed airplane because passenger labelled his personal WIFI ‘Jihadist Cell London 1’

"Your majesty, the charges are disrespecting and bad taste. I recommend 10 years of solitary confinement" Reductio ad absurdum. But I suppose different people have different tolerances for douchebaggery. Mine's pretty high (I'm kind of a douchebag myself according to my son) but it's belo...

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by Bricktop
Thu May 25, 2017 1:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pilot refuses to fly packed airplane because passenger labelled his personal WIFI ‘Jihadist Cell London 1’
Replies: 95
Views: 14189

Re: Pilot refuses to fly packed airplane because passenger labelled his personal WIFI ‘Jihadist Cell London 1’

Yes, maybe.. Still... That name does at least shout BAD TASTE. You don't mess with those things, not even for a silly joke; for that would be a SILLY joke indeed considering what jihadists do. End of lecture, sorry. Agree 100%. And more than a little disrespectful, given the timing. "Your maje...

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by Bricktop
Thu May 25, 2017 1:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pilot refuses to fly packed airplane because passenger labelled his personal WIFI ‘Jihadist Cell London 1’
Replies: 95
Views: 14189

Re: Pilot refuses to fly packed airplane because passenger labelled his personal WIFI ‘Jihadist Cell London 1’

Well done. I hope they come down heavy-handed on that retarded moron and let him rot in a Mexican jail. Utter nonsense. People come up with silly names for their WiFi all the time... Yes, maybe.. Still... That name does at least shout BAD TASTE. You don't mess with those things, not even for a sill...

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by Bricktop
Tue May 23, 2017 5:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Who is most likely to place an "end of the line" order for the 748?
Replies: 100
Views: 12466

Re: Who is most likely to place an "end of the line" order for the 748?

8i? Done. The B779 was the death blow.
8F? I can see that dribbling on for a while.

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by Bricktop
Tue May 23, 2017 3:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Brussels Airlines getting seven used A330-300's
Replies: 54
Views: 11348

Re: Brussels Airlines getting seven used A330-300's

Very conservative choice... One can question LH's long term involvement and backing, considering SN gets second hand A330s and LX gets brand new 77Ws... LX gets all factory new fleet. The PR of brussels airlines is here a pure stunt. The logical and natural choice for SN was the A330-900. ' Sometim...

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by Bricktop
Mon May 22, 2017 4:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Brussels Airlines getting seven used A330-300's
Replies: 54
Views: 11348

Re: Brussels Airlines orders new A330-300 equipment

You don't order used aircraft. Fyi Of course you can order used aircraft. You can call a lessor and order some aircraft if they are up for sale. Hence those A330s are new equipment for the SN fleet. That's a very narrow parsing of the language. The title is misleading. They are not getting factory ...

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by Bricktop
Thu May 18, 2017 5:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Singapore Airlines to return first five A380s
Replies: 72
Views: 22400

Re: Singapore Airlines to return first five A380s

I really don't see these being taken up. They are very early frames, and will cost a crapload of money to make into anything useful. I doubt any existing A380 operator would touch them, and that's a BIG ask for a new operator. I don't see them as giving a real indication of the used A380 market, whi...

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by Bricktop
Thu May 18, 2017 5:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Heathrow Expansion Likely to be Approved
Replies: 67
Views: 7220

Re: Heathrow Expansion Likely to be Approved

For non-US readers, I'm guessing the (paraphrased) line is "Nobody goes there any more because it's too crowded". I think the reference was to "it ain't over till it's over" ( ref: http://www.bbc.com/news/magazine-34324865 )... LOL, I had in mind the first, but great retort! Wel...

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by Bricktop
Thu May 18, 2017 2:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Heathrow Expansion Likely to be Approved
Replies: 67
Views: 7220

Re: Heathrow Expansion Likely to be Approved

Planetalk wrote:
If only we could ever show a bit of imagination.

Yeah, good luck with that. I think over the last who-knows-how-many years, there have been countless other options to the third runway at LHR presented.
What did they miss?

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by Bricktop
Thu May 18, 2017 2:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Heathrow Expansion Likely to be Approved
Replies: 67
Views: 7220

Re: Heathrow Expansion Likely to be Approved

frmrCapCadet wrote:
I doubt that London Heathrow will ever become a backwater.


ps - see Yogi Berra


For non-US readers, I'm guessing the (paraphrased) line is "Nobody goes there any more because it's too crowded".

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by Bricktop
Sun May 14, 2017 4:07 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Printed boarding pass vs. smartphone
Replies: 60
Views: 2968

Re: Printed boarding pass vs. smartphone

I've never had a problem scanning. When I am on the road, it's not always convenient to print out boarding passes, especially abroad. It probably took longer to type that post than you've spent waiting.

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by Bricktop
Sat May 13, 2017 12:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Piedmont 737 - 3-2 seating
Replies: 27
Views: 4541

Re: Piedmont 737 - 3-2 seating

Superb stuff. A.net at its best!

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by Bricktop
Fri May 12, 2017 7:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France and its A340s
Replies: 12
Views: 5484

Re: Air France and its A340s

EddieDude wrote:
Is BOG still receiving A343s or has AF switched to the 789?

I think AF only has a couple of 789s at present and they go to Heathrow, Cairo and Montreal.

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by Bricktop
Wed May 10, 2017 12:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates CEO: 115 A380s is ‘absolute’ limit for Dubai hub
Replies: 78
Views: 19784

Re: Emirates CEO: 115 A380s is ‘absolute’ limit for Dubai hub

"Emirates orders 50 additional A380s, boosting fleet to 140" This is an Airbus Press Release headline when they placed a 50 craft order some time back. Ruscoe My understanding is that that 50 was 25 for additional frames and 25 was for replacements. Start with 90, add new 25 equals 115. D...

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by Bricktop
Sun May 07, 2017 10:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates Cuts Flights to US
Replies: 237
Views: 36002

Re: Emirates to cut JFK-DXB from 3X to 2X daily

In a new announcement, (not to be confused with the previous cuts) EK has announced it is cutting one JFK-DXB nonstop frequency, reducing the overall count from 3X to 2X daily for the month of June as it decides how to proceed in the future. The Milan flight is unaffected; the cut flight is EK207/2...

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by Bricktop
Thu May 04, 2017 11:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Man Served Single Banana On Nine-hour Flight After Ordering Gluten-free Meal
Replies: 52
Views: 13033

Re: Man Served Single Banana On Nine-hour Flight After Ordering Gluten-free Meal

Very weak by ANA, but in the last 20+ years whenever I have flown I have always packed something delicious to eat onboard. Airline food is a punchline worldwide, so why take any chances? And if I had a special diet, it would be foolish of me not to cover that base. Sorry if some people think I'm a m...

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by Bricktop
Tue May 02, 2017 4:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines A350-1000 to feature 337 seats
Replies: 92
Views: 21637

Re: United Airlines A350-1000 to feature 337 seats

The direct operating costs will favor the A350. Revenue on the 77W is higher and ownership costs are probably lower. In the end the it all depends on what oil prices are and what passenger demand is for which would be more profitable and which is preferable for the airline on a given route. The A35...

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by Bricktop
Tue May 02, 2017 3:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Westjet orders 10 787-9
Replies: 97
Views: 19755

Re: Westjet orders 10 787-9

rlo4934 wrote:
Ever read something yet your mind sees it differently? I was reading the headline and my mind was seeing "10 737-9" and thinking, isn't this old news? Then I opened up the link and saw the picture and read the article. Awesome!

That's exactly what I did.

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by Bricktop
Sat Apr 29, 2017 12:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JFK/LGA/EWR/HPN/ISP/SWF Aviation
Replies: 96
Views: 9014

Re: JFK/LGA/EWR/HPN/ISP/SWF Aviation

Anyone know why the 13L arrivals at JFK are coming in on this pattern and not the usual hugging of Jamaica Bay with the tight turn on the end? I've been living here 3yrs and don't recall seeing aircraft flying this....great views for those on the port side of the aircraft! http://i.imgur.com/G5kzvQ...

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by Bricktop
Fri Apr 28, 2017 1:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AAL 1Q17 $234M Net Profit, A350's deferred
Replies: 77
Views: 15630

Re: AAL 1Q17 $234M Net Profit, A350's deferred

JP Morgan analyst Jamie Baker strongly criticized the company for a "wealth transfer of nearly $1 billion to its labor groups," and the "worrying precedent [for] both for American and the industry." Something only our banking industry would have the gall to say out loud since th...

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by Bricktop
Wed Apr 26, 2017 2:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alitalia Files For Bankruptcy
Replies: 265
Views: 55380

Re: Alitalia Cash Flow

Surely any non commercial deal like this throwing of yet more good taxpayers money after bad, breaks EU competition laws? Agreed. I don't know where the ECB is in this as well. If they have the money to throw down the Alitalia sink hole, why don't the have the money for XYZ. Now if it's just to get...

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by Bricktop
Wed Apr 26, 2017 1:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alitalia Files For Bankruptcy
Replies: 265
Views: 55380

Re: Alitalia Cash Flow

Al Neri needs to take Alitalia fishing on Lake Tahoe.

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by Bricktop
Wed Apr 26, 2017 11:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates introduces second daily A380 to Madrid
Replies: 16
Views: 3936

Re: Emirates introduces second daily A380 to Madrid

Gotta stick 'em somewhere. :D :stirthepot:

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by Bricktop
Wed Apr 26, 2017 11:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: When did BA reduce LHR-EWR to 2 x daily (from 3) and why?
Replies: 12
Views: 2758

Re: When did BA reduce LHR-EWR to 2 x daily (from 3) and why?

skipness1E wrote:
Dropped from Summer 2015 when BA186 EWR-LHR was dropped.

I think they upgauged the later flight from the 788 to the 789 at about that time, but ICBW.

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by Bricktop
Wed Apr 26, 2017 11:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus And Boeing 2017 Orders
Replies: 159
Views: 37852

Re: Airbus And Boeing 2017 Orders

Bloomberg confirms the news. China Southern Airlines Co. said it plans to buy 20 widebody aircraft from Airbus SE in a deal worth about $6 billion, according to a filing to the Hong Kong stock exchange Wednesday. The Guangzhou-based company said it will acquire the A350-900 jets, each with a list p...

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by Bricktop
Tue Apr 25, 2017 7:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US reportedly considering banning electronics from UK and other European countries
Replies: 265
Views: 28472

Re: US reportedly considering banning electronics from UK

2. A laptop is a powerful creative tool and the patronising "if you're taking it on holiday you're doing it wrong" angle just shows some people don't understand the potential of the age they're living in. I take my laptop on holiday because I use it for making music, editing video, design...

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by Bricktop
Tue Apr 25, 2017 5:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US reportedly considering banning electronics from UK and other European countries
Replies: 265
Views: 28472

Re: US reportedly considering banning electronics from UK

If XYZ, you are doing it wrong. If XYZ, you are doing it wrong. If XYZ, you are doing it wrong. You seem to have quite a universal experience of life, don't you ? As noted above, one of the last (if not the last) attempt to blow a plane over the Atlantic was using a shoe. Yet, shoes have not been b...

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by Bricktop
Tue Apr 25, 2017 4:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US reportedly considering banning electronics from UK and other European countries
Replies: 265
Views: 28472

Re: US reportedly considering banning electronics from UK

If your business is that important to your company, a workaround will be found. Upload files to the cloud or put them on a thumb drive and use a computer locally at the other end, for example. And if you're taking a laptop on vacation, you're doing it wrong. If you absolutely cannot fly without you...

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by Bricktop
Tue Apr 25, 2017 4:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US reportedly considering banning electronics from UK and other European countries
Replies: 265
Views: 28472

Re: US reportedly considering banning electronics from UK

If your business is that important to your company, a workaround will be found. Upload files to the cloud or put them on a thumb drive and use a computer locally at the other end, for example. And if you're taking a laptop on vacation, you're doing it wrong. If you absolutely cannot fly without your...

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by Bricktop
Mon Apr 24, 2017 11:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Has MU Painted the Ugliest Special Livery in History?
Replies: 68
Views: 14093

Re: Has MU Painted the Ugliest Special Livery in History?

RockIsland41 wrote:
It's better than Braniff's Calder livery. JMO

Oh so not this!

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by Bricktop
Fri Apr 21, 2017 4:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus MoM / NMA / A310 replacement, 2025?
Replies: 141
Views: 14789

Re: Airbus MoM / NMA / A310 replacement, 2025?

Keesje has pitched the A330-700 before. The A330 -800 could use the diet first. Its OEW is speculated to be within 2% of the A339 since the A332 is within 2% of the A333. Back in the 1990s that shrink was a great idea since the A333 was limited by its MTOW. The MTOW of the A333 and A339 has grown t...

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by Bricktop
Fri Apr 21, 2017 4:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus MoM / NMA / A310 replacement, 2025?
Replies: 141
Views: 14789

Re: Airbus MoM / NMA / A310 replacement, 2025?

Keesje has pitched the A330-700 before. The A330 -800 could use the diet first. Its OEW is speculated to be within 2% of the A339 since the A332 is within 2% of the A333. Back in the 1990s that shrink was a great idea since the A333 was limited by its MTOW. The MTOW of the A333 and A339 has grown t...

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by Bricktop
Fri Apr 21, 2017 4:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus MoM / NMA / A310 replacement, 2025?
Replies: 141
Views: 14789

Re: Airbus MoM / NMA / A310 replacement, 2025?

I thought the company line parroted here was that Airbus has MOM covered with their current lineup. After JL leaves, maybe. Selfish me hopes they go with a twin aisle 2-3-2, my favorite configuration because I only do TATL overseas now.

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by Bricktop
Fri Apr 21, 2017 12:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates Cuts Flights to US
Replies: 237
Views: 36002

Re: Emirates Cuts Flights to US

Pretty pathetic prejudiced protectionism by the current US government, it won't last. I have to laugh at some of my fellow US members posting snarky messages saying EK is crashing down. It seems like a temporary adjustment in light of the current political climate. Airlines have to do this all the ...

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by Bricktop
Thu Apr 20, 2017 1:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why did Airbus start with 300?
Replies: 31
Views: 8304

Re: Why did Airbus start with 300?

Three shall be the number thou shalt count, and the number of the counting shall be three.

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by Bricktop
Thu Apr 20, 2017 1:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin America receives first A321neo
Replies: 71
Views: 15053

Re: Virgin America receives first A321neo

Newbiepilot wrote:
Thanks for sharing. Do we know when it will enter service and on what routes?


According to Flight Global, "Virgin America will put the aircraft into service on 31 May with a flight from San Francisco to Washington National."

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by Bricktop
Thu Apr 20, 2017 12:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates Cuts Flights to US
Replies: 237
Views: 36002

Re: Emirates Cuts Flights to US

Still 4 x A388 daily to JFK and the new B77W daily to EWR. When those downgauge I will get nervous for EK. Why? Lately there are quite a few TATL LCCs came onto this market (WOWAir, Norwegian) and EK don't see much demand anymore. It's normal. From DXB-NYC? OK and one a day stopping at MXP and ATH ...

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by Bricktop
Thu Apr 20, 2017 12:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Passenger assaults AA pilot in MCI.
Replies: 75
Views: 12682

Re: Passenger assaults AA pilot in MCI.

It took 17 posts but somebody finally got around to relevant U.S. law. One can have no expectation of privacy (denying photos, for example) in a public place - places like public toilets excepted. The passenger can't shove the pilot but the pilot can't knock the phone out of the passenger's hand, e...

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by Bricktop
Thu Apr 20, 2017 12:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Passenger assaults AA pilot in MCI.
Replies: 75
Views: 12682

Re: Passenger assaults AA pilot in MCI.

Pilot needs to be fired. No excuse for assault but you don't slap someone's phone out of someone's hands. The aircraft is private property and the employees can stop any unwanted photography they want but an airport (usually) is limited-public property meaning if you have business there, you have e...

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by Bricktop
Wed Apr 19, 2017 2:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A350 Production And Delivery Thread Part 17
Replies: 2675
Views: 817820

Re: A350 Production And Delivery Thread Part 17

People also forget that A350 production remains in a ramp-up phase and will continue to do until the end of 2018. So if you look at the curve, there will always be more deliveries in the second half of the year. Therefore it's pointless to look at average deliveries so early in the year. Precisely....

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by Bricktop
Wed Apr 19, 2017 2:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates Cuts Flights to US
Replies: 237
Views: 36002

Re: Emirates Cuts Flights to US

Still 4 x A388 daily to JFK and the new B77W daily to EWR. When those downgauge I will get nervous for EK.

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by Bricktop
Fri Apr 14, 2017 9:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL orders additional 737-900ER aircraft
Replies: 56
Views: 12702

Re: DL orders additional 737-900ER aircraft

Thanks Mlflyer12! I knew of puts and calls in financial instruments. I never thought of them in this context. Pretty cool concept, actually.

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by Bricktop
Fri Apr 14, 2017 3:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL orders additional 737-900ER aircraft
Replies: 56
Views: 12702

Re: DL orders addiontal 737-900ER aircraft

MIflyer12 wrote:
I believe it was noted elsewhere: This came about as exercise of a put option by Boeing. It's confirmed in a DL SEC filing.

'We have surplus NGs before the MAXs start rolling out. You're taking ten!'

That's a very interesting type of transaction. Can you provide more information?

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by Bricktop
Fri Apr 14, 2017 2:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA Pilot's Union Does Company a Solid
Replies: 27
Views: 6048

Re: UA Pilot's Union Does Company a Solid

The story in most peoples mind is already written. This is a late (and self-serving) footnote.

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by Bricktop
Thu Apr 13, 2017 11:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United passenger threatened with handcuffs to make room for 'higher-priority' traveler
Replies: 214
Views: 24288

Re: United passenger threatened with handcuffs to make room for 'higher-priority' traveler

Note: I had this still in my Notes app and am reposting without the response to a silly political post that caused mine to be deleted last evening. I get the feeling a DYKWIA lost out to a bigger DYKWIA in this case. The guy's coming back from a partially taxpayer funded junket to Hawaii FFS. Take i...

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by Bricktop
Wed Apr 12, 2017 3:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Leeham: Middle Eastern airline turmoil hits Boeing
Replies: 94
Views: 14217

Re: Leeham: Middle Eastern airline turmoil hits Boeing

The thread title was about middle eastern airlines turmoil. If the ME3 are in turmoil 235 of 306 orders for the 777-8/9, especially all orders for the 777-8, are in danger. that leaves 71 orders for the 777-9 by other airlines. That is not a judgement if the 777-8/9 is a good or bad airplane, but i...

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by Bricktop
Wed Apr 12, 2017 2:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United passenger threatened with handcuffs to make room for 'higher-priority' traveler
Replies: 214
Views: 24288

Re: United passenger threatened with handcuffs to make room for 'higher-priority' traveler

mjoelnir wrote:
The main point is, an airline is ready to resort to violence to resolve a booking or operational situation. After all the bla bla of violence is unacceptable.

That's the bottom line idiocy of the situation.

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by Bricktop
Wed Apr 12, 2017 1:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United passenger threatened with handcuffs to make room for 'higher-priority' traveler
Replies: 214
Views: 24288

Re: United passenger threatened with handcuffs to make room for 'higher-priority' traveler

I get the feeling a DYKWIA lost out to a bigger DYKWIA in this case. The guy's coming back from a partially taxpayer funded junket to Hawaii FFS. Take it like a man!

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