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by 11725Flyer
Thu Jul 27, 2017 10:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AirFrance/KLM buys significant stake in VS and extends partnership with DL/MU
Replies: 104
Views: 9523

Re: AirFrance/KLM buys significant stake in VS and extends partnership with DL/MU

https://www.nytimes.com/reuters/2017/07/27/business/27reuters-air-france-klm-alliance-alitalia.html Here's some little more information above. It indicates that Alitalia's struggle apparently plays a role in the formation of this alliance... Note, this is Reuters article. I'm sure the Times will we...

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by 11725Flyer
Thu Jul 27, 2017 7:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AirFrance/KLM buys significant stake in VS and extends partnership with DL/MU
Replies: 104
Views: 9523

Re: AirFrance/KLM buys a significant stake in Virgin Atlantic

In don't think this is possible as presented in the press release. DL already ownes 49% of VS, thus reaching the maximum allowed ownership under EU rules. Then DL cannot own more of VS indirectly via AF/KL. :? This makes total sense and a logical next step would be for VS to become a member of SkyT...

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Momo1435 wrote:


The press release mentions Alitalia (barely) but does't include any of its hubs.

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by 11725Flyer
Thu Jul 27, 2017 12:09 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Delta at LAX
Replies: 6
Views: 157

Re: Delta at LAX

[photoid][/photoid] I'll be there in a few weeks and booked a flight that gave me extra time so I can roam around for a few hours. I can hardly wait. T3 is really not worth the wait...but T2 is fairly comfortable, modern terminal. Thanks for the tip. I'm going to take plenty of pictures so I can to ...

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by 11725Flyer
Wed Jul 26, 2017 10:39 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Delta at LAX
Replies: 6
Views: 157

Re: Delta at LAX

I'll be there in a few weeks and booked a flight that gave me extra time so I can roam around for a few hours. I can hardly wait.

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by 11725Flyer
Wed Jul 26, 2017 10:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: G4 strands approx. 200 pax headed to Oklahoma, and other west coast issues
Replies: 70
Views: 7211

Re: G4 strands approx. 200 pax headed to Oklahoma, and other west coast issues

That makes ZERO sense. As individuals, we are not running a business that the primary objective is to move paying passengers from one place to another. G4 IS. They are an airline and people expect to go from point A to point B and then back to point A in a timely manner as contracted. OK, let's req...

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by 11725Flyer
Wed Jul 26, 2017 8:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United relaunches DEN-LHR
Replies: 68
Views: 9294

Re: United relaunches DEN-LHR

Are there any incentives associated with any of the new flights?

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by 11725Flyer
Wed Jul 26, 2017 6:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: G4 strands approx. 200 pax headed to Oklahoma, and other west coast issues
Replies: 70
Views: 7211

Re: G4 strands approx. 200 pax headed to Oklahoma, and other west coast issues

SPREE34 wrote:
11725Flyer wrote:
Couldn't they at least find a spare somewhere in the system to get those people out?


You keep a spare car?


Thanks for the insightful comment.

I believe many airlines have spares for situations just like this.

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by 11725Flyer
Tue Jul 25, 2017 11:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: G4 strands approx. 200 pax headed to Oklahoma, and other west coast issues
Replies: 70
Views: 7211

Re: G4 strands approx. 200 pax headed to Oklahoma, and other west coast issues

Why can't they call Omni International or Miami Air or Charter Flights to bring LAS pax to OKC than stranded in LAS? How stupid it is? Q This is Allegiant we're talking about...they (and NK) are the dregs of the industry in the US when it comes to taking care of their customers during irrops. It mu...

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by 11725Flyer
Tue Jul 25, 2017 11:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL will fund LGA terminal project without Goldman
Replies: 69
Views: 8999

Re: DL will fund LGA terminal project without Goldman

It's awesome seeing the people discussing the Marine Air Terminal after I just had a Conference Call about the changes coming this fall at work lol. Someone hit the nail on the head already about who is getting the MAT. Okay, so Delta gets 37 gates with the redevelopment. Is that more or less than ...

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by 11725Flyer
Tue Jul 25, 2017 10:49 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Los Angeles to Fabulous Las Vegas | American Airlines | Economy class
Replies: 1
Views: 1943

Re: Los Angeles to Fabulous Las Vegas | American Airlines | Economy class

About what you'd expect. Thanks for the pictures and I hope you did well in Sin City!

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by 11725Flyer
Tue Jul 25, 2017 9:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: G4 strands approx. 200 pax headed to Oklahoma, and other west coast issues
Replies: 70
Views: 7211

Re: G4 strands approx. 200 pax headed to Oklahoma, and other west coast issues

Couldn't they at least find a spare somewhere in the system to get those people out? Well with half their MD80's on the ground broken and the others held together by glue and tape, the couple 757's held together by string, and their A319/A320's operating at 110% of their schedules, I'd say no. Not ...

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by 11725Flyer
Tue Jul 25, 2017 8:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: G4 strands approx. 200 pax headed to Oklahoma, and other west coast issues
Replies: 70
Views: 7211

Re: G4 strands approx. 200 pax headed to Oklahoma, and other west coast issues

Couldn't they at least find a spare somewhere in the system to get those people out?

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by 11725Flyer
Tue Jul 25, 2017 7:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Mother Sues UA Over Lap Child Incident
Replies: 72
Views: 5724

Re: Mother Sues UA Over Lap Child Incidentp

I doubt UA wants this in front of a jury. They'll most likely settle quickly.

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by 11725Flyer
Mon Jul 24, 2017 11:20 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Word Game Q3 2017
Replies: 194
Views: 1950

Re: Word Game Q3 2017

Thunder

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by 11725Flyer
Mon Jul 24, 2017 11:16 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: To the Oil Rigs of West Africa!
Replies: 7
Views: 4978

Re: To the Oil Rigs of West Africa!

Nice trip report. Would have loved to see the pics!

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by 11725Flyer
Mon Jul 24, 2017 11:04 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Closed Hubs That You Think Could Have Worked?
Replies: 5
Views: 371

Re: Closed Hubs That You Think Could Have Worked?

I've always thought DL could turn MSY into a focus city, but not quite a hub. Maybe an RDU-like operation? It could connect Louisiana and Texas travelers with major cities in Florida, and vice versa without having to have to transit through ATL. Heavy O/D routes could be added to make it work. For i...

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by 11725Flyer
Mon Jul 24, 2017 10:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SXM: Maho Beach Road to be rerouted following fatality
Replies: 67
Views: 11547

Re: SXM: Maho Beach Road to be rerouted following fatality

So, will the family win the most likely lawsuit?

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by 11725Flyer
Mon Jul 24, 2017 12:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Etihad submits an offer for full Alitalia takeover
Replies: 72
Views: 12909

Re: Etihad submits an offer for full Alitalia takeover

Let it die. Within months, other airlines will pick up the slack. It's time to send the unions a message.

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by 11725Flyer
Mon Jul 24, 2017 12:36 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Domestic catering still survives: Vistara Premium Economy
Replies: 6
Views: 3919

Re: Domestic catering still survives: Vistara Premium Economy

Phenomenal pictures both on the ground and in the air. I thought the food looked pretty good. Thanks for sharing!

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by 11725Flyer
Sun Jul 23, 2017 9:59 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Ever been afraid of a certain aircraft type?
Replies: 28
Views: 983

Re: Ever been afraid of a certain aircraft type?

Anything with a propeller makes me nervous.

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by 11725Flyer
Sun Jul 23, 2017 9:56 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Closest Flying Aircraft To You At This Moment: Flightradar24
Replies: 75
Views: 1826

Re: Closest Flying Aircraft To You At This Moment: Flightradar24

WN 3459, DCA-TPA. It's coming in from the north over my house at about 5,200 ft.

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by 11725Flyer
Sun Jul 23, 2017 9:47 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Sean Spicer Resignes as Press Secretary
Replies: 47
Views: 1450

Re: Sean Spicer Resignes as Press Secretary

So much for new material on SNL. Darn. I cannot WAIT for South Park to come back. This is a national situation, we need all hands on deck to help with critical satire duties. I understand that South Park will not feature Trump in the upcomming season. One of the principles said he was tired of look...

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by 11725Flyer
Sun Jul 23, 2017 12:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New AA paint status
Replies: 36
Views: 4804

Re: New AA paint status

Check out this site. https://sites.google.com/site/newamericanfleet/ Don't know how up to date it is, but seems like it's regularly maintained. Showing 91% repainted, but the Super 80s aren't getting new paint, so it's really 94% repainted if you take out the Super 80s. Thanks for the link. It's no...

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by 11725Flyer
Sat Jul 22, 2017 11:56 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Sean Spicer Resignes as Press Secretary
Replies: 47
Views: 1450

Re: Sean Spicer Resignes as Press Secretary

treetreeseven wrote:
11725Flyer wrote:
So much for new material on SNL. Darn.

I cannot WAIT for South Park to come back. This is a national situation, we need all hands on deck to help with critical satire duties.


I forgot about South Park. Time to rev up the DVR.

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by 11725Flyer
Sat Jul 22, 2017 9:15 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Hawaiian Airlines expands/revises it's surfboard policy based on surfers' feedback
Replies: 2
Views: 330

Re: Hawaiian Airlines expands/revises it's surfboard policy based on surfers' feedback

If it meets other carrier's requirement, no problem. Otherwise, there will be an additional charge. I doubt they'll change their policies.

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by 11725Flyer
Sat Jul 22, 2017 9:07 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Sean Spicer Resignes as Press Secretary
Replies: 47
Views: 1450

Re: Sean Spicer Resignes as Press Secretary

So much for new material on SNL. Darn.

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by 11725Flyer
Sat Jul 22, 2017 9:02 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: US to ban travel to N Korea
Replies: 13
Views: 572

Re: US to ban travel to N Korea

What took the government so long? And, why on earth would anyone enter that country knowing what could possibly happen?

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by 11725Flyer
Sat Jul 22, 2017 8:03 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Are you choosing not to travel to the USA?
Replies: 27
Views: 1167

Re: Are you choosing not to travel to the USA?

ogre727 wrote:
Yes, we are avoiding the US. Even if my twin brother lives there.


Why?

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by 11725Flyer
Sat Jul 22, 2017 7:58 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Stick your naked feet into the row infront.
Replies: 11
Views: 772

Re: Stick your naked feet into the row infront.

Looks like fake news to me.

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by 11725Flyer
Wed Jul 19, 2017 10:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Thomas Cook announces MAN-SEA
Replies: 36
Views: 4972

Re: Thomas Cook announces MAN-SEA

FLYKTPA wrote:
Airport employees in Tampa have said they expect Thomas Cook to announce service soon.


I hope so. TPA is my home airport and I'd be very happy with that addition.

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by 11725Flyer
Wed Jul 19, 2017 9:51 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Wizz Air stops charging for hand luggage!
Replies: 10
Views: 917

Re: Wizz Air stops charging for hand luggage!

AWACSooner wrote:
coolian2 wrote:
An excellent resolution to a problem that shouldn't have existed in the first place.

We need a "like" option for posts here!


Totally agree!

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by 11725Flyer
Wed Jul 19, 2017 9:47 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Two weeks in Italy via AA part 1
Replies: 6
Views: 3314

Re: Two weeks in Italy via AA part 1

Looks like you circled over three states during the holding pattern - Ohio, Pennsylvania, and West Virginia. Just curious, which carrier operated the CR2? And, I loved the BA plane with the oneworld livery. Great trip report and thanks for all the pictures!

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by 11725Flyer
Wed Jul 19, 2017 3:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska CEO on Airbus
Replies: 221
Views: 31361

Re: Alaska CEO on Airbus

From the article: Though Virgin took delivery of a trio of new Airbus A320 aircraft, it also warned that the average age of the Airbus A320 jets in its fleet was 6.3 years, and those aircraft were starting to need more "scheduled and unscheduled maintenance" as they get older. I have a har...

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by 11725Flyer
Wed Jul 19, 2017 1:39 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Australian Woman Shot And Killed By Minneapolis Police
Replies: 99
Views: 3094

Re: Australian Woman Shot And Killed By Minneapolis Police

The officer who shot the woman has "declined" to be interviewed. My guess he'll be charged with murder at some point in the near future.

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by 11725Flyer
Wed Jul 19, 2017 12:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Going On At RDU - Part 1
Replies: 353
Views: 33756

Re: What's Going On At RDU - Part 1

rajincajun01 wrote:
Doubtful. I think you'll see ORD, LAS, or DFW from DL first.


This thread has speculated on those destinations for awhile. However, I'm just wondering if DL will try and squash the F9 expansion by announcing the same destinations and perhaps offer double miles or some other type of promotion.

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by 11725Flyer
Tue Jul 18, 2017 11:42 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: LHR-BOS VS or BA
Replies: 11
Views: 417

Re: LHR-BOS VS or BA

You might get a refurbished 744 with a better screen, ports, power, etc. I've flown the BA 744 many times in all cabins and it's overall a comfortable ride. Plus the flight to BOS is not that long so it shouldn't be too much of a pain. I had to fly the Virgin 789 to SFO earlier this year in Y and i...

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by 11725Flyer
Tue Jul 18, 2017 11:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Detroit Air Service Discussion Part 5
Replies: 871
Views: 60687

Re: Detroit Air Service Discussion Part 5

It's interesting how there is no market between two cities and an airline comes in and gives it a try and viola they is suddenly traffic for said route. There doesn't always have to be demand some times their just has to be faith that the product you are providing will attract the business you are ...

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by 11725Flyer
Tue Jul 18, 2017 10:10 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airlines in need of a livery update?
Replies: 43
Views: 1633

Re: Airlines in need of a livery update?

Delta. Keep the tail but change the fuselage. Keep the fuselage, but change the tail! I loved the old wavy gravy. The CEO may have been an SOB, but the tail looked great, very distinctive. Aeroflot comes close, but Delta was classier. Sure, the wavy gravy looked good. But, from a branding perspecti...

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by 11725Flyer
Tue Jul 18, 2017 10:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Going On At RDU - Part 1
Replies: 353
Views: 33756

Re: What's Going On At RDU - Part 1

With today's F9 announcements, RDU is up to 50 destinations. They also knock off PVD and MCI from their wish list. The top 5 unserved domestic routes are now San Diego, Portland, Ore., San Jose, Calif., San Antonio and Milwaukee. would love to see Alaska add the first three. F9 may add SAT if AUS d...

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by 11725Flyer
Sat Jul 15, 2017 11:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN to Hawaii?
Replies: 114
Views: 10952

Re: WN to Hawaii?

77H wrote:

Aloha operated LAS as a tag, I believe from SNA, but it could have been OAK. They also served RNO and PHX as tags as well.

77H


In 2004, here were the tags:

SNA-PHX
SNA-RNO
BUR-LAS
BUR-SMF
OAK-LAS

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by 11725Flyer
Sat Jul 15, 2017 9:57 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: American Tourist beaten to Death in Greece
Replies: 21
Views: 1024

Re: American Tourist beaten to Death in Greece

I was in Greece a few years ago (Santorini) and felt absolutely safe. Hopefully, the Greek laws allow for some very harsh punishment for those responsible.

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by 11725Flyer
Sat Jul 15, 2017 9:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN to Hawaii?
Replies: 114
Views: 10952

Re: WN to Hawaii?

Asked if Hawaii flights could begin as early as 2018, Kelly didn't rule it out but didn't sound promising. "I doubt it,'' he said. "We have not decided exactly what we want to do for 2018 yet.'' https://www.usatoday.com/story/travel/flights/todayinthesky/2017/05/17/southwest-airlines-says...

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by 11725Flyer
Sat Jul 15, 2017 8:59 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Five Word Story Thread Q3 2017
Replies: 219
Views: 2286

Re: Five Word Story Thread Q3 2017

you do with your feet

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by 11725Flyer
Sat Jul 15, 2017 8:49 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Alaska Airlines Redeye First Class LAX - BWI
Replies: 13
Views: 6325

Re: Alaska Airlines Redeye First Class LAX - BWI

That was quite a large glass of Merlot! :) My favorite. I noticed the AS Plane had "Proudly All Boeing" on it. I wonder if that's going to have to come off at some point. Was the B737-900ER as bad as it's made out to be?

Great report, and thanks for posting all the pictures.

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by 11725Flyer
Sat Jul 15, 2017 8:42 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What type of people are frequent flyers? (Am I in the wrong career?)
Replies: 66
Views: 3682

Re: What type of people are frequent flyers? (Am I in the wrong career?)

Once upon a time, I was a corporate human resources executive based in London. I had to fly to the U.S. monthly (two sites) as well as offices in China, South Africa, Switzerland, France, and Canada. Oh my, did I rack up the miles!

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by 11725Flyer
Fri Jul 14, 2017 11:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What became of National Airlines (N8) 3.0?
Replies: 4
Views: 968

Re: What became of National Airlines (N8) 3.0?

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/National_ ... Flight_102
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Polot wrote:
National Airlines Flight 102 is what happened. It wasn't good for the company at all and killed any momentum they had. It's a miracle they tried scheduled service at all after that.


A little background:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/National_ ... Flight_102

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by 11725Flyer
Fri Jul 14, 2017 11:51 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Quick trip to Bangalore on AI’s new A320neo
Replies: 9
Views: 3990

Re: Quick trip to Bangalore on AI’s new A320neo

Great trip report. Interesting the way each window has its own frame of paint. And yes, the food does look boring. Thanks for the pictures!

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