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by FlyUSAir
Sun May 28, 2017 10:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Preview 2017 Paris Airshow, Announcements, Expectations, Almost Baseless Rumours
Replies: 55
Views: 7453

Re: Preview 2017 Paris Airshow, Announcements, Expectations, Almost Baseless Rumours

Is Boeing going to actually start competing and offer a true 757 replacement or is it time for them to finally close up shop and let Airbus take over? And yes I am bitter.

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by FlyUSAir
Sun May 28, 2017 10:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bad Flight Experience, BLAME Wall Street
Replies: 35
Views: 3677

Re: Bad Flight Experience, BLAME Wall Street

Yes, Wall Street is to blame. Airlines want to make as much money as possible while passengers want the cheapest fares possible. Wall Street takes advantage of both, and guess who wins in the end? Interesting how Wall Street is legal but organized crime families are not. Same exact thing, except at ...

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by FlyUSAir
Sun May 28, 2017 2:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is United next airline with 29-seat pitch?
Replies: 133
Views: 8664

Re: Is United next airline with 29-seat pitch?

What is southwest seat pitch? 32 or 33 depending on who you ask. Noticeably superior to UA mainline. Gotta respectfully disagree, I see UA Y as slightly better pitch than WN. I'm just a sample of one and it's mighty close. On the ex-UA planes I would agree. However Continental executives made sure ...

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by FlyUSAir
Sun May 28, 2017 12:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is United next airline with 29-seat pitch?
Replies: 133
Views: 8664

Re: Is United next airline with 29-seat pitch?

We all saw what UA does to get seats for its employees, so that's a poor indicator. Just ask Dr. Dao. I'm aware procedures are changing, but my point is that UA bumps passengers to make space for y'all, which means the seat you get isn't necessarily the same as the seat normal people can grab Haha!...

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by FlyUSAir
Sun May 28, 2017 12:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin America receives first A321neo
Replies: 91
Views: 18626

Re: Virgin America receives first A321neo

Looks great! Now does anyone know when AS will be getting rid of that "Proudly all Boeing" nonsense on their 737's?

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by FlyUSAir
Sun May 28, 2017 12:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is United next airline with 29-seat pitch?
Replies: 133
Views: 8664

Re: Is United next airline with 29-seat pitch?

Passengers had a chance to show they supported more seat room when AA offered MRTC or more room throughout coach. AA did not get the response they wanted so back to the cattle car operation like Spirit airlines. Also Kirby is from Usairway's management team, the only major to charge for water for a...

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by FlyUSAir
Sat May 27, 2017 11:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is United next airline with 29-seat pitch?
Replies: 133
Views: 8664

Re: Is United next airline with 29-seat pitch?

Why don't you just buy Economy plus? Or first class? Because that's more expensive than just buying on AS/VX Oh well then you are exactly who Kirby is talking about. You want the cheapest fare. So if you are unwilling to pay $50 for eco + then why should we expect you to pay $50 more for AS and VX?...

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by FlyUSAir
Sat May 27, 2017 11:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is United next airline with 29-seat pitch?
Replies: 133
Views: 8664

Re: Is United next airline with 29-seat pitch?

Why is UA living in bizzaro world? Even AA and DL, who also want to make the most money possible while giving back the least amount, act like they care about the flying public. I haven't flown on an American, Delta, JetBlue, Southwest, Virgin America, Hawaiian, or Alaska aircraft (regional included)...

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by FlyUSAir
Sat May 27, 2017 12:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue on Wednesday, May 24th, Very High Delayed flights %, Why?
Replies: 48
Views: 4344

Re: JetBlue on Wednesday, May 24th, Very High Delayed flights %, Why?

B6, nearing the end of the day, is yet again approaching 50% delayed flights for the day. Something is very, very wrong with B6 ops for this to be happening on a regular, nearly daily basis. Looking at all the cancellations/delays the regional carriers, AA, UA, DL, and NK have had today along with ...

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by FlyUSAir
Sat May 27, 2017 12:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL A332 3 Engine Incidences in 6 Days on Same Engine
Replies: 50
Views: 8977

Re: DL A332 3 Engine Incidences in 6 Days on Same Engine

Probably just a hangar queen. I'm sure Delta would scrap it if it was economical to do so but it's probably making more money flying around with an engine having issues than if they didn't have an extra A330-200. Engine get removed all the time. Delta has spare engines in over haul. Your post doesn...

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by FlyUSAir
Sat May 27, 2017 12:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: Etihad to sell Air Berlin stake
Replies: 25
Views: 4304

Re: Etihad to sell Air Berlin stake

I'm not familiar with European bankruptcy laws so perhaps someone could help me out. Why is the situations at Air Berlin and Alitalia so dire yet most airline companies (excluding WN and B6) have filed for bankruptcy protection here in the United States over the last 30 years and (unfortunately) wer...

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by FlyUSAir
Sat May 27, 2017 12:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL A332 3 Engine Incidences in 6 Days on Same Engine
Replies: 50
Views: 8977

Re: DL A332 3 Engine Incidences in 6 Days on Same Engine

Probably just a hangar queen. I'm sure Delta would scrap it if it was economical to do so but it's probably making more money flying around with an engine having issues than if they didn't have an extra A330-200.

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by FlyUSAir
Fri May 26, 2017 11:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue on Wednesday, May 24th, Very High Delayed flights %, Why?
Replies: 48
Views: 4344

Re: JetBlue on Wednesday, May 24th, Very High Delayed flights %, Why?

I'll chime in here. In the last year and a half I've flown jetBlue 8 times. 6 to DAB, once to FLL, and once to MCO. The trips to and from FLL and MCO were on time, however 4 out of the 6 flights I took to DAB were delayed. Last week they cancelled my flight back to JFK so I had to leave the next da...

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by FlyUSAir
Fri May 26, 2017 10:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue on Wednesday, May 24th, Very High Delayed flights %, Why?
Replies: 48
Views: 4344

Re: JetBlue on Wednesday, May 24th, Very High Delayed flights %, Why?

I'll chime in here. In the last year and a half I've flown jetBlue 8 times. 6 to DAB, once to FLL, and once to MCO. The trips to and from FLL and MCO were on time, however 4 out of the 6 flights I took to DAB were delayed. Last week they cancelled my flight back to JFK so I had to leave the next da...

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by FlyUSAir
Fri May 26, 2017 8:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue on Wednesday, May 24th, Very High Delayed flights %, Why?
Replies: 48
Views: 4344

Re: JetBlue on Wednesday, May 24th, Very High Delayed flights %, Why?

Dude the truth is someone between you two guys. JFK sucks. 22L is closed. And when it reopens, there will be something else. Why people leave NY...everything is like that there. But fact is, B6 runs a bad on time operation. Their stats play that out. There on time performance system wide is worse t...

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by FlyUSAir
Thu May 25, 2017 2:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue on Wednesday, May 24th, Very High Delayed flights %, Why?
Replies: 48
Views: 4344

Re: JetBlue on Wednesday, May 24th, Very High Delayed flights %, Why?

https://www.transportation.gov/sites/dot.gov/files/docs/resources/individuals/aviation-consumer-protection/280966/2017mayatcr.pdf They are the: Worst on time major airline Highest percentage of cancelled flights Highest percentage of denied boardings...and they dont overbook They run a bad operatio...

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by FlyUSAir
Thu May 25, 2017 1:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest 737-300
Replies: 55
Views: 6388

Re: Southwest 737-300

Anyone know what routes the -300's are popping up on these days? Want to catch one or two more before they are retired.

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by FlyUSAir
Thu May 25, 2017 2:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CHS-SEA almost 7.5 hours flight time today
Replies: 14
Views: 2973

Re: CHS-SEA almost 7.5 hours flight time today

I believe he means a plant shuttle for workers, but as you said it's a regularly scheduled route that could be used for such purpose. Ah, I misread that! That indeed would have to play a factor on an otherwise relatively random route. Well it sucks for those guys, because they've got a long flight ...

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by FlyUSAir
Wed May 24, 2017 11:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TSA Testing REQ to Remove More Items from Bags
Replies: 41
Views: 5151

Re: TSA Testing REQ to Remove More Items from Bags

Thank goodness for Pre-Check, my stress in airports is down since I don't have to deal with their inconsistent security theater.

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by FlyUSAir
Wed May 24, 2017 11:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA To Remove Narrowbody IFE
Replies: 158
Views: 23615

Re: AA To Remove Narrowbody IFE

I just flew back on the A321 with full IFE, and it was outstanding. The 737-800 in the opposite direction had wifi but the mobile device interface to the IFE selections was awful. What was nice on the A321 was the USB charging ports within easy access in economy. AS also offers easy USB access in t...

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by FlyUSAir
Wed May 24, 2017 1:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What airports in US still have airline logos on jetways?
Replies: 63
Views: 8277

Re: What airports in US still have airline logos on jetways?

BDL has them, and DAB funnily enough has it on the two Delta gates and one JetBlue gate but not the one American gate.

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by FlyUSAir
Wed May 24, 2017 12:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What will the next 50 years of aviation look like in the US?
Replies: 38
Views: 3339

Re: What will the next 50 years of aviation look like in the US?

Fifty years from now JetBlue will still be debating on whether to dump their E-Jets and fly to the Midwest or not, Southwest will still be debating on whether to fly to Hawaii or not and when to retire their oldest -700's, United will still have a regional jet fetish and be two separate companies i...

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by FlyUSAir
Tue May 23, 2017 11:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FedEx gets good news, MEM decreases fees
Replies: 11
Views: 1360

Re: FedEx gets good news, MEM decreases fees

Id take every penny of savings on my shipping expenses passed to us customers by FedEx. Means more money in my pockets to spend. As much as I hope this happens, it won't. Shipping companies (USPS, UPS, FedEx, DHL) are among the most greedy companies on the planet, and we don't have a choice as the ...

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by FlyUSAir
Tue May 23, 2017 2:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What will the next 50 years of aviation look like in the US?
Replies: 38
Views: 3339

Re: What will the next 50 years of aviation look like in the US?

Fifty years from now JetBlue will still be debating on whether to dump their E-Jets and fly to the Midwest or not, Southwest will still be debating on whether to fly to Hawaii or not and when to retire their oldest -700's, United will still have a regional jet fetish and be two separate companies in...

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by FlyUSAir
Tue May 23, 2017 2:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Envoy To Open MIA Crew Base In September
Replies: 17
Views: 2134

Re: Envoy To Open MIA Crew Base In September

You'd think this would mean that AA might finally add daily E75 flights out of MIA to places such as Upstate NY and YOW. All of whom could easily support a nonstop E-Jet. Exactly!! ALB-MIA could support a nonstop E75. I'm actually surprised they haven't added it by now. Republic already has a sizab...

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by FlyUSAir
Tue May 23, 2017 1:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PAX Accuse WN of Homophobic Discrimination
Replies: 34
Views: 4913

Re: PAX Acuse WN of Homophobic Discrimination

More people trying to get their 20 seconds in the news... I wonder if you ever think that passengers are justified in their complaints of poor treatment. Bet you not. More of the notion that airlines are God and passengers must bow down and be grateful. As a matter of fact I have. I was highly crit...

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by FlyUSAir
Tue May 23, 2017 1:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PAX Accuse WN of Homophobic Discrimination
Replies: 34
Views: 4913

Re: PAX Acuse WN of Homophobic Discrimination

More people trying to get their 20 seconds in the news...

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by FlyUSAir
Mon May 22, 2017 4:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Richard Branson may start a new US airline venture after Alaska spat
Replies: 59
Views: 11616

Re: Richard Branson may start a new US airline venture after Alaska spat

The single reason VX did not end up in the landfill was that fuel prices dropped dramatically. It was proven over and over that nobody would pay a premium they were counting on for their mood lighting and hipster vibe. Only continuous massive cash infusions kept it going until they caught a break w...

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by FlyUSAir
Mon May 22, 2017 3:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Fleet differences cargo vs. passenger airlines
Replies: 22
Views: 1560

Re: Fleet differences cargo vs. passenger airlines

This question has been asked many times here, the basic answer is freight does not care if an airframe is older, and they are cheaper to buy keeping costs down to offer cheaper rates. I don't think passengers care either as long as they are clean and have amenities. I was flying a little while back...

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by FlyUSAir
Mon May 22, 2017 4:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why Is BUR Unpopular?
Replies: 50
Views: 8702

Re: Why Is BUR Unpopular?

Everything else with-standing, I am assuming price plays a part into this. With most people focusing on price these days, they see cheap flights into LAX, they grab them.

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by FlyUSAir
Mon May 22, 2017 4:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Richard Branson may start a new US airline venture after Alaska spat
Replies: 59
Views: 11616

Re: Richard Branson may start a new US airline venture after Alaska spat

The Virgin brand, as far as airlines go, does not carry the same special cachet that it did in the 1990's and the early to mid-2000's. There is really nothing unique about any of the Virgin branded carriers (Virgin Atlantic, Virgin Australia, and Virgin America, now fading into Alaska). The marketi...

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by FlyUSAir
Sat May 20, 2017 4:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: When will an A-380 first park in the desert?
Replies: 19
Views: 6024

Re: When will an A-380 first park in the desert?

MalevTU134 wrote:
I thought quite a few of them are parked in the desert every day for a few hours, at DXB, AUH and DOH....


You got a light chuckle out of me!

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by FlyUSAir
Tue May 16, 2017 10:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: AA to end SABRE end of June
Replies: 79
Views: 10478

Re: Rumor: AA to end SABRE end of June

Terrible, all in the name of sticking it to both the employees, who now have to deal with more abuse from the passengers when they can't get a fee waived or rebooked on a quicker/more efficient option. Doug Parker at it again.

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by FlyUSAir
Mon May 15, 2017 7:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why is United being indecisive with fleet plans?
Replies: 45
Views: 8482

Re: Why is United being indecisive with fleet plans?

United is going through an identity crisis right now. As such, they have no clear plans about where they are heading as an airline, a brand, and least of all, their fleet. This is a clear difference to Delta and American, who seem to have their you know what together.

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by FlyUSAir
Mon May 15, 2017 12:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Interview with QF72 Pilot
Replies: 18
Views: 5427

Re: Interview with QF72 Pilot

What's, the old saying, if it ain't Boeing I ain't going? Probably applies here. I am a Boeing fan first and foremost, but in this case the issue appears to be more with Fly By Wire technology more than anything Airbus specific. While the chances of this happening are highly remote, it could have b...

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by FlyUSAir
Mon May 15, 2017 12:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Interview with QF72 Pilot
Replies: 18
Views: 5427

Re: Interview with QF72 Pilot

What's, the old saying, if it ain't Boeing I ain't going? Probably applies here.

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by FlyUSAir
Sun May 14, 2017 11:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WestJet Pilots Join ALPA
Replies: 50
Views: 4302

Re: WestJet Pilots Join ALPA

Over the last one to two years, it is now possible to post comments and opinions without being a paid member. I see that resulted in two basic changes. One is that before one had to be pretty passionate and accurate before paying. The other is that I notice several people on here have more than one...

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by FlyUSAir
Sun May 14, 2017 6:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MSP - Role In DL Network and Expansion Potential
Replies: 266
Views: 20225

Re: MSP - Role In DL Network and Expansion Potential

One of the main problems with MSP is Minnesota itself. MN has become one of the worst states to do business in because of the tax laws and general environment. It's a great place to live, but without a job people cannot afford to live there. And the cost of living up there has become very high as w...

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by FlyUSAir
Sun May 14, 2017 6:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WestJet Pilots Join ALPA
Replies: 50
Views: 4302

Re: WestJet Pilots Join ALPA

I've only been a member here for a year and even in that time the level of intelligence here has greatly declined! Over the last one to two years, it is now possible to post comments and opinions without being a paid member. I see that resulted in two basic changes. One is that before one had to be...

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by FlyUSAir
Sun May 14, 2017 3:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FAs should stop threatening people with arrest
Replies: 162
Views: 11380

Re: FAs should stop threatening people with arrest

Also, cabotage, cabotage, cabotage. Would be much better seeing DL, AA, and UA flaking at EK, LH, SQ, and QF operating US domestic flights.

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by FlyUSAir
Sun May 14, 2017 3:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FAs should stop threatening people with arrest
Replies: 162
Views: 11380

Re: FAs should stop threatening people with arrest

On the start of a trip my spouse and I play a game: try to make it from the ticket counter, through security, through the departure lounge to actually boarding the jet without getting screamed at. Try it sometime and you'll be amazed. I think most everything surrounding airline operations, from air...

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by FlyUSAir
Sat May 13, 2017 11:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WestJet Pilots Join ALPA
Replies: 50
Views: 4302

Re: WestJet Pilots Join ALPA

Whatever happened to in-house unionization? Why do we have to join terrible groups like ALPA? ALPA has done alot for civil aviation since it's creation. You really should Google "Flying the Line" and educate yourself beffore calling it a "terrible group* Tell that to the great folks ...

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by FlyUSAir
Sat May 13, 2017 8:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA's ongoing PR issues
Replies: 176
Views: 16986

Re: UA's ongoing PR issues

United tried to piggyback off of hamburger chain Wendy's.....it did not go well. https://www.yahoo.com/finance/news/united-offered-free-flight-wendys-184439745.html I think this whole thing sets a bad precedence. Where is my free flight and chicken nuggets? Can I go into the nearest airport to the ...

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by FlyUSAir
Sat May 13, 2017 8:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WestJet Pilots Join ALPA
Replies: 50
Views: 4302

Re: WestJet Pilots Join ALPA

Whatever happened to in-house unionization? Why do we have to join terrible groups like ALPA?

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by FlyUSAir
Fri May 12, 2017 10:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Disciplinary Action For F/As Shown In Recent Events?
Replies: 14
Views: 2150

Re: Disciplinary Action For F/As Shown In Recent Events?

I have no clue about the AA FA in the "stroller incident" but I believe the FA with the Delta one no longer works for them.

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by FlyUSAir
Thu May 11, 2017 7:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL defers last 10 A350s by at least 2-3 years
Replies: 204
Views: 42228

Re: DL defers last 10 A350s by 2-3 years

LAX772LR wrote:
FlyUSAir wrote:
Ew, I am going to be tired going to the airport and seeing nothing but A320's and 737's.

They'll care about that just as soon as you and others start paying a fee to see 757s and widebodies.

#NewFeeIdea :-D


Don't give them any more ideas! :D

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by FlyUSAir
Thu May 11, 2017 6:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MDW bars, restaurants, and other venues to close as part of $75 million renovation package
Replies: 21
Views: 3035

Re: MDW bars, restaurants, and other venues to close as part of $75 million renovation package

"The 19 new restaurants slated to open at Midway will collectively usher in more upscale food service. Among the new eateries slated to open at Midway are True Burger, Windy City Tap, Pizza Vino, Tabo Sushi and Home Run Inn." So, more reasonably-priced food is being tossed out and replace...

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by FlyUSAir
Thu May 11, 2017 6:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL defers last 10 A350s by at least 2-3 years
Replies: 204
Views: 42228

Re: DL defers last 10 A350s by 2-3 years

Ew, I am going to be tired going to the airport and seeing nothing but A320's and 737's.

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by FlyUSAir
Wed May 10, 2017 9:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA Agent Canceled His Reservation Because He Filmed Her in Bag Dispute
Replies: 163
Views: 14463

Re: UA Agent Canceled His Reservation Because He Filmed Her in Bag Dispute

Nobody needs to prove anything - he proved it by his behavior and his words. Wait, maybe I misunderstood? Perhaps you meant the power trip the customer was on by whipping out his cellphone, interrupting employees, arguing rather than taking responsibility..... Lol, I know, that'll never happen. :-)...

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by FlyUSAir
Wed May 10, 2017 7:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: USGlobal (AKA Baltia Air), "Plans" SWF-Europe
Replies: 18
Views: 2475

Re: USGlobal (AKA Baltia Air), "Plans" SWF-Europe

This is hilarious.

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