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by NichCage
Thu Jun 22, 2017 12:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Anyone know why Air France/HOP! are ending their GLA-CDG route?
Replies: 11
Views: 2449

Re: Anyone know why Air France/HOP! are ending their GLA-CDG route?

Air France and KLM are different in many ways, in the fact that KLM does really well in regional markets compared to Air France. For example, regional routes in the UK, Norway, etc do really well for KLM. Air France flies to less regional cities and KLM can handle Glasgow better. Just a point to add.

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by NichCage
Tue Jun 20, 2017 10:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing admits 747 has no future as a pax model
Replies: 130
Views: 16814

Re: Boeing admits 747 has no future as a pax model

Honestly, the 747-8 shouldn't have even been built. Cargo operators may love the plane, but very few passengers operators like it. Only Air China, Korean Air, and Lufthansa operate the 747-8. The A380 is basically the same. It is too large for most airlines and now Emirates is the only customer who ...

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by NichCage
Mon Jun 19, 2017 5:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AirAsia X ditches European expansions plans
Replies: 55
Views: 8083

Re: AirAsia X ditches European expansions plans

AirAsia X had Istanbul and Barcelona in reservations for a little bit before it was taken out.

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by NichCage
Sun Jun 18, 2017 11:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: Thai Airways (TG) returning to the US
Replies: 48
Views: 8902

Re: Thai Airways (TG) returning to the US

Thailand in general is a low yielding destination without much business travel. Destinations like Hong Kong and Singapore for example are most likely not low yielding and have a lot of business travel demand.

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by NichCage
Wed Jun 14, 2017 3:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Etihad drops San Francisco
Replies: 61
Views: 15262

Re: Etihad drops San Francisco

Etihad has been making quite a lot of cuts lately and has been cutting capacity, sad to see.

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by NichCage
Tue Jun 13, 2017 9:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airberlin asks for state aid
Replies: 10
Views: 2848

Re: Airberlin asks for state aid

Well, Airberlin seems to be falling apart here. What a sad situation to see.

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by NichCage
Tue Jun 13, 2017 9:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Lufthansa intercontinental routes
Replies: 124
Views: 22321

Re: New Lufthansa intercontinental routes

Condor just launched San Diego, and now Lufthansa will fly there in the future. The market must be kind of big then. Even before an increase in Chicago and re-launching flights to Singapore, Lufthansa added Denver and Tehran as new long haul flights. Sao Paulo also got cut in the process. The A380 i...

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by NichCage
Tue Jun 13, 2017 9:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Lufthansa intercontinental routes
Replies: 124
Views: 22321

Re: Lufthansa to base 5 A380s at MUC

Also something I feel like I need to add here. With the A380, Lufthansa has often replaced the 747 with on some routes. New York used to be a 747 before getting the A380, along with Miami, Houston, San Francisco, etc. An A380 doesn't replace an most of the time. An 777 (like what Emirates does), or ...

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by NichCage
Tue Jun 13, 2017 5:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Lufthansa intercontinental routes
Replies: 124
Views: 22321

Re: Lufthansa to base 5 A380s at MUC

I would have never expected this move. The largest Lufthansa aircraft at MUC is the A340-600. I wouldn't think the load factors would be good enough for the A380 at MUC, if the A340-600 is the largest aircraft operating there.

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by NichCage
Mon Jun 12, 2017 7:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAH's Future International Carriers
Replies: 13
Views: 2866

Re: IAH's Futute International Carriers

China Eastern is interested in IAH, but nothing has come out of it yet.

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by NichCage
Sun Jun 11, 2017 8:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: El Al inaugurates the Dreamliner with new J and Y+ classes
Replies: 54
Views: 12091

Re: El Al inaugurates the Dreamliner with new J and Y+ classes

This is a much needed improvement for El Al. Why didn't El Al care about its product before this? Honesty, El Al is an airline in which doesn't really seem to care much about the passenger experience. They don't care about there product (until now) and they don't try and deal with the competition. E...

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by NichCage
Sun Jun 11, 2017 8:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: EK to launch DXB-BCN-MEX
Replies: 16
Views: 4034

Re: Rumor: EK to launch DXB-BCN-MEX

Why did Aeromexico end BCN? Aeromexico has been adding new destinations with the 787 (such as AMS), so maybe BCN may be a reality someday. The market is between MEX and BCN is pretty strong. What is the market between DXB and MEX? Along with the rights to allow bookings between BCN and MEX, Emirates...

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by NichCage
Sat Jun 10, 2017 12:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why no Fukuoka-Frankfurt flights?
Replies: 31
Views: 4885

Re: Why no Fukuoka-Frankfurt flights?

Something that I would like to add is that Finnair is the only European airline in FUK. KLM used to fly to FUK but dropped it, why did they? Otherwise, there is no way you will see flights from FRA or MUC to FUK for the time being.

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by NichCage
Fri Jun 09, 2017 11:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: China Southern to serve "3 to 5 destinations each in South America and Africa within the next 5 years", talk about AA
Replies: 15
Views: 3528

Re: China Southern to serve "3 to 5 destinations each in South America and Africa within the next 5 years", talk about A

A Brazil service would be a one stop, but with a recovered market could work. South Africa would be direct as there is most likely a good market.

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by NichCage
Fri Jun 09, 2017 6:58 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: EVA Air LAX-TPE 3x Daily
Replies: 9
Views: 1343

Re: EVA Air LAX-TPE 3x Daily

There are quite a few Asian carriers in which fly 3 daily flights to LAX.

Otherwise, airlines like CX I think this summer will fly 3 daily flights to HKG from SFO.

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by NichCage
Thu Jun 08, 2017 7:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada Montreal -Beirut now very likely?
Replies: 72
Views: 8774

Re: Air Canada Montreal -Beirut now very likely?

I find it silly that AC was never able to fly to BEY in 2003. First of all, airlines like British Airways, Air France, Lufthansa, Vueling, Turkish Airlines, etc all fly to to the city. As well, despite the fact that the flight to BEY was cancelled in 2003 due to security fears, other airlines from o...

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by NichCage
Mon Jun 05, 2017 8:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bahrain, Egypt and KSA closed their airspace for Qatar
Replies: 630
Views: 120766

Re: Breaking: Bahrain, Egypt and KSA closed their airspace for Qatar

This is gonna mess up QR for sure if they don't have airspace from UAE and Saudi Arabia. QR's flights to Africa for example would have to fly around Iran and it would take longer. Hopefully all the issues get fixed as soon as possible.

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by NichCage
Sun Jun 04, 2017 11:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BER: 5th Anniversary of the supposed opening
Replies: 41
Views: 6693

Re: BER: 5th Anniversary of the supposed opening

Berlin Brandenburg is a disaster within itself. It wasn't able to open on time. Along with safety issues, both TXL and SXF are handling more passengers than ever before. I doubt that Berlin Brandenburg will actually be able to serve Berlin properly capacity wise with growing traffic numbers and a ra...

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by NichCage
Sun Jun 04, 2017 5:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAA's flights to the US
Replies: 13
Views: 4172

Re: SAA's flights to the US

I would assume that JNB-JFK is doing good,

Otherwise, IAD is a one stop service. What about a non-stop JNB-IAD with an A350 (If SAA even has new aircraft on order, which they most likely don't.)

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by NichCage
Sat Jun 03, 2017 4:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: International flights at SJC and SAN
Replies: 20
Views: 3191

Re: International flights at SJC and SAN

SJC gained quite a lot of international flights pretty fast. BA to LHR, LH to FRA, HU to PEK, CA to PVG, and NH to NRT. I think I read somewhere that BA and LH were having trouble at SJC, but I may be wrong. I don't know about HU and CA. NH I guess must be doing well at SJC, so they have been doing ...

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by NichCage
Sat Jun 03, 2017 1:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Should Delta Add More Trans-Pacific Flights Out of Seattle?
Replies: 148
Views: 15972

Re: Should Delta Add More Trans-Pacific Flights Out of Seattle?

I heard somewhere that SEA-HKG was not doing so well. Am I correct or not? Otherwise, Delta previously flew to HND, and KIX from SEA but it was cut at some time. Why? To be honest, I don't think Delta would add another Asian destination from SEA. Routes to HND and KIX were cut and will not be resume...

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by NichCage
Thu Jun 01, 2017 6:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Israeli Air Service Thread
Replies: 82
Views: 5792

Re: Israeli Air Service Thread

El Al is resuming TLV-Miami service in November, which is some goods news. However, it is only me who thinks that El Al isn't that competitive? They don't have much new airplanes, don't care about there onboard product, and the security is an hassle for flying on El Al. It's one of the reasons lots ...

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by NichCage
Thu Jun 01, 2017 6:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAG's Level Inaugural Flight: BCN-LAX
Replies: 95
Views: 17434

Re: IAG's Level Inaugural Flight: BCN-LAX

Nice to see this expansion, but why I wonder is why Level started flights to OAK instead of SFO?

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by NichCage
Thu Jun 01, 2017 6:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA launches LAX-SIN
Replies: 242
Views: 37992

Re: UA launches LAX-SIN

This is a real comeback for UA in LAX. Quite impressed with UA so far! Flights between LAX and SIN will be pretty long to say the least. Again, UA is doing this ahead of SQ. Do UA and SQ get along? Or do they even codeshare? I wonder what SQ will do. When SQ ended SIN-ICN-SFO for a non-stop SIN-SFO,...

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by NichCage
Thu Jun 01, 2017 2:05 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: POTUS AF1 flying RUH-TLV
Replies: 15
Views: 3215

Re: POTUS AF1 flying RUH-TLV

A Saudi Airlines plane was in TLV a while back, just to add to this.

Otherwise, Israel and Saudi Arabia still have an common enemy: Iran.

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by NichCage
Thu Jun 01, 2017 2:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why no US-Sapporo flights?
Replies: 61
Views: 9826

Re: Why no US-Sapporo flights?

It's also like how United dropped service to NGO from SFO.

Also, why did KLM drop FUK, and why did Finnair go to the market afterwards?

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by NichCage
Thu Jun 01, 2017 2:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Central Asia Aviation
Replies: 12
Views: 1026

Re: Central Asia Aviation

When will Almaty get a new airport or terminal? The airport is pretty congested and needs something new now. Also, what future routes can we see from Air Astana? New York, Shanghai, Tokyo, and Singapore could be new routes for Air Astana? Also, I find it odd that Air Astana flies to Kuala Lumpur. Wh...

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by NichCage
Wed May 31, 2017 7:01 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: EK instructed by Chinese government to remove Taiwanese flag from crew uniform
Replies: 43
Views: 8803

Re: EK instructed by Chinese government to remove Taiwanese flag from crew uniform

Why does Emirates not need an Asia brand to fly to TPE? KLM needs it, along with lots of European airlines back in the day. However, Emirates doesn't. The same goes for Turkish Airlines.

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by NichCage
Tue May 30, 2017 8:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DFW Foreign Carrier Estimated April 2017 Loads
Replies: 21
Views: 2951

Re: DFW Foreign Carrier Estimated April 2017 Loads

EY has the highest load factor out of all the ME3 at DFW.

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by NichCage
Tue May 30, 2017 8:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: QR delays LAS again
Replies: 16
Views: 3721

Re: QR delays LAS again

I question this route even being viable. I'll believe it when it actually happens.

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by NichCage
Tue May 30, 2017 1:50 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What route announcements to expect within the next month?
Replies: 8
Views: 1341

Re: What route announcements to expect within the next month?

Based on the responses so far, here is what I think. It would be nice to have a direct flight from CGN to New York, whatever it is JFK or EWR. CO flew EWR-CGN but it ended in 2008. Nice to see United making an comeback at LAX, because it is an important market. However, there is no way UA would fly ...

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by NichCage
Mon May 29, 2017 2:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nepal Airlines fails to attract any bidder for its retired B757-2F8 sale
Replies: 18
Views: 3658

Re: Nepal Airlines fails to attract any bidder for its retired B757-2F8 sale

Who would want to buy a 30 year old 757? Nobody.

Nepal Airlines wants to fly to China, Japan, Korea, and Saudi Arabia, which I think is possible. But Australia? That seems like a tiny market.

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by NichCage
Mon May 29, 2017 1:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alitalia Files For Bankruptcy
Replies: 342
Views: 72949

Re: Alitalia Files For Bankruptcy

If Alitalia doesn't exist, other airlines will simply pick up the slack. Most routes that AZ flies at LIN are flown by other airlines. AZ offers very few MXP routes, and other airlines will take over even if routes like NRT are cut. At FCO, just because you don't have AZ doesn't mean you can't trave...

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by NichCage
Sun May 28, 2017 3:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future LH Expansion
Replies: 55
Views: 11431

Re: Future LH Expansion

I think it would be nice to see Lufthansa to start these new routes:
1)MUC-Sao Paulo (it was cut in 2016 I believe)
2)MUC-Buenos Aires
3)MUC-Rio de Janerio
4)MUC-Singapore

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by NichCage
Sun May 28, 2017 3:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Whats next at IAH?
Replies: 59
Views: 5628

Re: Whats next at IAH?

I think Air India has also expressed interested in flying to IAH. Otherwise, Cathay Pacific, China Airlines, and China Eastern are the airlines that have also expressed interest into flying to IAH.

Why doesn't Etihad Airways serve IAH?

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by NichCage
Sun May 28, 2017 3:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Do Thai carriers have a future?
Replies: 13
Views: 2954

Re: Do Thai carriers have a future?

Thai Airways isn't a bad a airline, and it's not like they will stop operating tomorrow. Thai Airways is the flag carrier of Thailand, and they do an amazing job doing that. Sure, they may face competition, but every airline has to face that.

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by NichCage
Thu May 25, 2017 8:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pilot refuses to fly packed airplane because passenger labelled his personal WIFI ‘Jihadist Cell London 1’
Replies: 95
Views: 14835

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

This is quite a stupid move. It's like shouting out that you have ebola on an airplane. With the fear of terrorism, the pilot reacted the right way.

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by NichCage
Wed May 24, 2017 1:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is Emirates downgrading SFO to 777 effective 5NOV17?
Replies: 28
Views: 6553

Re: Emirates downgrades SFO to 77W effective 5NOV17

If this is actually going to happen, than maybe AI had something to do with it. AI started SFO and it may have caused EK to have lower load factors possible. EY reduced service because of AI.

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by NichCage
Tue May 23, 2017 9:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumour: Hainan to DUB & EDI
Replies: 11
Views: 1693

Re: Rumour: Hainan to DUB & EDI

DUB is getting a new longer runway, so I think that a flight to PEK would be seriously weight restricted with the current one until the new one opens.

EDI also has a short runway, and an non-stop flight to PEK I think couldn't take off on it.

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by NichCage
Mon May 22, 2017 11:25 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Alaska and Finnair announce mileage partnership
Replies: 23
Views: 2187

Re: Alaska and Finnair announce mileage partnership

Why doesn't Finnair fly HEL-LAX when they fly to SFO?

I would guess that when SK flew to SEA there was a lot of onward traffic to HEL.

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by NichCage
Sat May 20, 2017 12:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France to cut KLM growth
Replies: 49
Views: 10706

Re: Air France to cut KLM growth

Does this mean KLM will still get narrowbodies? Then they can still grow in Europe then if they have that.

Otherwise, KLM has been growing faster than AF. KLM added quite a lot of destinations in 2016, and they are launching service to several destinations that are upcoming shortly.

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by NichCage
Fri May 19, 2017 11:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Vueling cuts many UK flights
Replies: 18
Views: 5349

Re: Vueling cuts many UK flights

Vueling also cut a lot of routes in 2016, for example. Destinations like BHD, LPL, LBA, NCL, FRA, etc were cut, along with many others.

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by NichCage
Thu May 18, 2017 10:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AI plans several new long hauls for 2017
Replies: 281
Views: 28714

Re: Air India launches direct DEL-ARN

What happened to DEL-CPH? I know ARN to Asia is a bit stronger than CPH to Asia, even though it is underserved. So maybe flying DEL-ARN is better than DEL-CPH because ARN has more demand I guess.

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by NichCage
Wed May 17, 2017 4:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Xiamen applies for Qingdao-LAX
Replies: 11
Views: 2091

Re: Xiamen applies for Qingdao-LAX

I wonder if XiamenAir will ever fly to SFO in the longterm.

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by NichCage
Mon May 15, 2017 6:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Condor in Austin
Replies: 8
Views: 2180

Re: Condor in Austin

Condor flies to so many weird markets that I think wouldn't be able to handle flights. Anchorage, Fairbanks, Whitehorse, New Orleans, Austin, Pittsburgh, etc.

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by NichCage
Mon May 15, 2017 6:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa celebrates 25thBirthday of Munich Airport
Replies: 16
Views: 3064

Re: Lufthansa celebrates 25thBirthday of Munich Airport

What are the updates on the third runway? When will it be built? MUC seems like one of Europe's best airports, but without a third runway getting new air service will be harder and delays will increase.

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by NichCage
Mon May 15, 2017 6:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Juneyao Airlines to join Star Alliance Next Week
Replies: 5
Views: 1340

Re: Juneyao Airlines to join Star Alliance Next Week

Air China is still rather small at PVG. They only serve China, Japan, Europe, USA, and Australia. Other than that, they really don't offer much out of PVG for the Star Alliance. Even the new BCN route out of PVG is most likely serving the local market between the two cities. Air China most likely of...

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by NichCage
Mon May 15, 2017 6:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LY announces TLV-MIA staring November
Replies: 62
Views: 7834

Re: LY announces TLV-MIA staring November

What about IAD? It is rumored IAD will be launced.

Also, when was IAD cut from the LY network?

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by NichCage
Fri May 12, 2017 12:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United's future International Expansion
Replies: 101
Views: 16414

Re: United's future International Expansion

SFO-MUC is being launched as a seasonal route, just to add to this.

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by NichCage
Wed May 10, 2017 7:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pax On UA Flight Supposedly Forced To Pee In A Cup
Replies: 48
Views: 6279

Re: Pax On UA Flight Supposedly Forced To Pee In A Cup

United seems to keep causing trouble all over again.

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