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by NichCage
Tue Aug 15, 2017 12:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumour: SAS to fly to AKL ?!
Replies: 70
Views: 8577

Re: Rumour: SAS to fly to AKL ?!

SAS has made many network cuts over the years. It had to cut SEA back in 2009, and BKK in 2013 because it ''wasn't profitable'' despite the fact that it had high load factors. There is no way SAS would fly to AKL. SAS will never return to SEA (most likely because of too much European and Icelandair ...

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by NichCage
Mon Aug 14, 2017 4:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Any UA's future Korea route?
Replies: 31
Views: 4449

Re: Any UA's future Korea route?

I don't see any more ICN service for United. NRT is being cut, while ORD would never be launched. SFO is more than enough.

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by NichCage
Wed Aug 09, 2017 5:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iran Air may lease aircraft for Hajj
Replies: 15
Views: 1466

Re: Iran Air may lease aircraft for Hajj

I know this isn't about Hajj, but why aren't there scheduled flights between Saudi Arabia and Iran on airlines like SV and IR?

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by NichCage
Wed Aug 09, 2017 1:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Loganair to start flights from Durham Tees Valley (MME)
Replies: 17
Views: 1998

Re: Loganair to start flights from Durham Tees Valley (MME)

KLM is the only airline serving MME, so what market do they serve there?

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by NichCage
Sun Aug 06, 2017 4:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is the ME3's expansion sustainable long-term?
Replies: 32
Views: 3882

Re: Is the ME3's expansion sustainable long-term?

I would consider Emirates to be a very sustainable airline. They operate a business model in which they only operate wide body planes. Smaller destinations may not be able to be served, but otherwise they serve most major destinations, with bilateral limiting them in some countries. Etihad Airways i...

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by NichCage
Sun Aug 06, 2017 4:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will UA or SQ fly ORD-SIN nonstop?
Replies: 23
Views: 4236

Re: Will UA or SQ fly ORD-SIN nonstop?

What I wonder is when SQ will resume SIN-LAX non-stop. ORD will never get non-stop SIN flights from any airline. It's too long, and the market is served with one stop flights on other airlines.

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by NichCage
Sun Aug 06, 2017 4:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar Airways boosts Indian Subcontinent capacity
Replies: 8
Views: 2018

Re: Qatar Airways boosts Indian Subcontinent capacity

I honestly don't understand how QR is expanding so much with this whole crisis going on. Other than Saudi Arabia, the UAE, Egypt, being gone (and also being blocked from there airspace) they seem to be coping fine and dealing with it.

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by NichCage
Sun Aug 06, 2017 4:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EK in LAS
Replies: 8
Views: 2226

Re: EK in LAS

What market is there for the ME3 in Las Vegas? I know that QR wants to launch flights to LAS. but it seems like a tiny market that will only be supported by connections. It makes more sense for QR to fly to SFO because there's a large Indian population that will connect in DOH, for example.

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by NichCage
Sun Jul 30, 2017 9:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: VLAs for Short Haul?
Replies: 26
Views: 3416

Re: VLAs for Short Haul?

Before the Qatar crisis started up, Emirates launched A380 flights between Dubai and Doha. It's a pretty short flight as well to.

Also, I wonder if Emirates had First Class on the A380 to Doha. Being in First Class on a most likely less than an hour flight would be quite an unique experience.

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by NichCage
Sun Jul 30, 2017 4:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Condor adds San Fransisco and Los Angeles
Replies: 20
Views: 3674

Re: Condor adds San Fransisco and Los Angeles

Condor and Lufthansa serve many of the same routes together, such as YYZ, YVR, SEA, and now SFO and LAX.

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by NichCage
Sun Jul 30, 2017 4:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United U.S - China Secondary Growth
Replies: 92
Views: 8526

Re: United Drops Hangzhou

United was bound to cut SFO-HGH at some point, as it was because they couldn't get slots for PVG. Now that they flew two daily SFO-PVG, flying to HGH is pointless now.

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by NichCage
Sun Jul 30, 2017 1:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Where will be the ME3 next expand in the US?
Replies: 35
Views: 3686

Re: Where will be the ME3 next expand in the US?

Why is Etihad cutting SFO? I thought they would be doing well before they cut frequencies from seven to five a week.

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by NichCage
Sat Jul 29, 2017 8:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MAD-MIA market
Replies: 4
Views: 1187

Re: MAD-MIA market

I would say that Iberia carries onward transfer traffic from MIA via MAD to a connecting destination, such as TLV maybe for example.

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by NichCage
Sat Jul 29, 2017 1:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: airberlin to start DUS-ORD and DUS-YYZ in May 2018
Replies: 17
Views: 4167

Re: airberlin to start DUS-ORD and DUS-YYZ in May 2018

matthew11 wrote:
Wasn't or is Lufthansa flying DUS-YYZ? It will be interesting to see how successful Air Berlin would be on the route.


Yes, Lufthansa flew to YYZ from DUS. Along with that, Lufthansa flew to ORD, MIA before they were both cut. Lufthansa even was planning on launching NRT from DUS a few years ago.

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by NichCage
Thu Jul 27, 2017 5:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AirFrance/KLM buys significant stake in VS and extends partnership with DL/MU
Replies: 180
Views: 20557

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

Virgin Atlantic I think would be a good fit for SkyTeam, and it would be an amazing addition to the alliance, mostly from London to North America.

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by NichCage
Wed Jul 26, 2017 8:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Atlanta Air Service Discussion
Replies: 81
Views: 6515

Re: Atlanta Air Service Discussion

Sorry if this sounds like a dumb question, but there is something I actually wonder. With Korean Air being the only Asian airline at ATL, what makes them fly there and what market do they serve?

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by NichCage
Wed Jul 26, 2017 8:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SFO International Terminal G Gate Delays
Replies: 11
Views: 1625

Re: SFO International Terminal G Gate Delays

The International Terminal is for sure congested. In the morning, you have AI from DEL, SQ from SIN (non-stop), United from TLV, SIN, HND, etc. I'm sure in the afternoon and at night are much less busy on Boarding Area G.

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by NichCage
Wed Jul 26, 2017 8:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United relaunches DEN-LHR
Replies: 85
Views: 13479

Re: United relaunches DEN-LHR

Denver is doing pretty good with gaining new European flights. Lufthansa to Munich, Edelweiss to Zurich, Norwegian to Paris-CDG, and now United to London.

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by NichCage
Tue Jul 25, 2017 9:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First El Al 787 painted
Replies: 49
Views: 6889

Re: First El Al 787 painted

Finally, El Al is getting new planes and a new product.

Will we see international routes like YYZ, BOS, MIA, LAX, JNB, PEK, etc. get a frequency increase to at least 6 weekly?

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by NichCage
Tue Jul 25, 2017 1:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How is LH Dealing with the A380s and 748s?
Replies: 28
Views: 7068

Re: How is LH Dealing with the A380s and 748s?

Maybe Lufthansa is having issues with it's A380's at FRA. Five A380's will be moved from FRA to MUC. Along with that, FRA will lose A380 service to LAX, PEK, ICN, and HKG. Instead, MUC will get A380 flights to LAX, PEK, and HKG.

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by NichCage
Tue Jul 25, 2017 12:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LUX and low fare carriers.
Replies: 8
Views: 1441

Re: LUX and low fare carriers.

LUX does have some major low cost European airlines serving the airport, such as EasyJet and Ryanair. EasyJet flies from LUX to LGW, LIS, OPO, MXP, and in the next few months SXF. Ryanair flies to BCN, MAD, LIS, OPO, and a few other destinations. Otherwise, I don't think a long haul, low cost airlin...

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by NichCage
Tue Jul 18, 2017 7:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Greenpeace: Schiphol and KLM need to shrink
Replies: 150
Views: 11785

Re: Greenpeace: Schiphol and KLM need to shrink

There is no way KLM would ever shrink. The network that KLM has right now is perfect and it is growing with the addition of routes to BOM and MRU just to name a few. Other than the fact that KLM has cut a few destinations (such as DFW and CGN) they have grown with a lot of more destinations. For exa...

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by NichCage
Fri Jul 14, 2017 8:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar Airways launches new service to Kyiv, Ukraine
Replies: 15
Views: 2531

Re: Qatar Airways launches new service to Kyiv, Ukraine

Is Ukraine still safe to visit? I know the country has had many problem's in the past few years, but people still seem to be going there.

Also, why did Emirates cut Kiev?

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by NichCage
Fri Jul 14, 2017 8:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The State of Israel looking at Tel Aviv-Jeddah flights for Hajj pilgrims
Replies: 29
Views: 5739

Re: The State of Israel looking at Tel Aviv-Jeddah flights for Hajj pilgrims

I don't think this will happen at all. Israel and Saudi Arabia may be warming up, but Saudi Arabia still doesn't recongize Israel. Along with that, I don't think flights between Israel and Saudi Arabia (even on a charter basis) will be allowed. But I will believe it if it happens.

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by NichCage
Wed Jul 12, 2017 7:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: VN 1440 HAN to SFO July 10
Replies: 12
Views: 3142

Re: VN 1440 HAN to SFO July 10

This was just a ferry flight, but is there a real market between SFO and Vietnam? Would UA or VN ever start flights between SFO and Vietnam?

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by NichCage
Wed Jul 12, 2017 7:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: El Al modified livery
Replies: 8
Views: 2638

Re: El Al modified livery

El Al will have a fresh new start with new long haul planes, along with a fresh new livery.

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by NichCage
Wed Jul 12, 2017 7:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Any updates on PIA's LEJ-NYC flights?
Replies: 4
Views: 748

Re: Any updates on PIA's LEJ-NYC flights?

Why won't the USA allow non-stop flights in both directions to Pakistan? Even if they are worried about terrorism and security, there are direct flights to countries such as Turkey and Egypt which had/have terrorist activity. It's also like how Air Canada cannot fly to Lebanon because of security co...

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by NichCage
Wed Jul 12, 2017 7:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airlines to join Oneworld
Replies: 36
Views: 7777

Re: Airlines to join Oneworld

I would think Hainan Airlines would be a good fit for Oneworld, but it would never happen sadly. Otherwise, Aer Lingus is being purchased by the IAG. Maybe sometime in the future, Aer Lingus will re-join Oneworld. Vueling is owned by the IAG, so would they join Oneworld? No low-cost European airline...

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by NichCage
Tue Jul 11, 2017 9:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Easyjet to start flying from Southampton
Replies: 27
Views: 4103

Re: Easyjet to start flying from Southampton

The runway is pretty sure at SOU, but it will work for EasyJet. Historically, Vueling served Southampton quite a while back.

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by NichCage
Tue Jul 11, 2017 9:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spain's Iberia airlines fined for making female applicants take pregnancy test
Replies: 52
Views: 4004

Re: Spain's Iberia airlines fined for making female applicants take pregnancy test

Qatar Airways has been known to be a lot more tougher on female employees, so they are doing a lot worse than this.

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by NichCage
Tue Jul 11, 2017 9:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spain's Iberia airlines fined for making female applicants take pregnancy test
Replies: 52
Views: 4004

Re: Spain's Iberia airlines fined for making female applicants take pregnancy test

Qatar Airways has been known to be a lot more tougher on female employees, so they are doing a lot worse than this.

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by NichCage
Tue Jul 11, 2017 2:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar Airways to launch 2 new routes in August 2017
Replies: 5
Views: 3610

Re: Qatar Airways to launch 2 new routes in August 2017

Qatar Airways has quite a few aircraft on the ground that would be flying to Egypt, Saudi Arabia, UAE, etc. Otherwise, how is Qatar Airways coping with no feed from the countries that cut off relations with it?

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by NichCage
Tue Jul 11, 2017 2:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Next new international carrier/route for SJC?
Replies: 31
Views: 4020

Re: Next new international carrier/route for SJC?

HU, NH, BA, LH are more than enough for now. No new international carrier will add service to SJC.

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by NichCage
Tue Jul 11, 2017 1:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Edelweiss Air is returning to Orlando
Replies: 6
Views: 1430

Re: Edelweiss Air is returning to Orlando

I was pretty confused to why Edelweiss fly to TPA and not MCO, but now it will perform better most likely. They flew the route a few years ago, but it stopped pretty quickly after a few months I believe.

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by NichCage
Tue Jul 11, 2017 1:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA2169 enroute to KFLL
Replies: 20
Views: 6726

Re: BA2169 enroute to KFLL

Quite a while back ago, FLL didn't even have a single flight to Europe. Now, they have LGW, CDG, OSL, CPH, and ARN! Also, what happened to Condor? Did they end flights between FLL and FRA? I thought the flight performed well. Otherwise, Eurowings was suppose to fly between FLL and CGN, but it was mo...

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by NichCage
Tue Jul 11, 2017 1:44 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your airline's worst destinations
Replies: 48
Views: 6088

Re: Your airline's worst destinations

Seattle isn't a bad destination, but it's airport is congested sadly. I flew to SEA and had to wait 30 minutes for a gate.

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by NichCage
Tue Jul 11, 2017 1:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future of SAA's A340's?
Replies: 29
Views: 6312

Re: Future of SAA's A340's?

Nobody has said the SAA flies to HKG with the A340. Otherwise, I believe LHR, FRA, MUC, HKG, and PER all get the A340. I think the A350 would be the perfect A340 replacement, as long as it deals with the hot and high altitude well. However, HKG would need to use ETOPS with an two engine plane. An A3...

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by NichCage
Tue Jul 11, 2017 1:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OS to resume NRT and CPT routes
Replies: 13
Views: 4290

Re: OS to resume NRT and CPT routes

Austrian Airlines is doing pretty good right now. They axed (and are now re-introducing) NRT. Flights to PVG and HKG were also launch. Air India took over VIE from Austrian. I also believe CMB and MRU were relaunched as well. Still, the airline has cut routes such as KTM, KUL, SIN, SYD, and MEL. Wou...

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by NichCage
Tue Jul 11, 2017 1:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated rendering for Seattle (SEA) International Arrivals Facility
Replies: 11
Views: 2722

Re: Updated rendering for Seattle (SEA) International Arrivals Facility

SeaTac needs more international aircraft gates from what I saw when I was there. Most of them are full during the day.

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by NichCage
Tue Jul 11, 2017 1:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Munich. Eurowings next long haul base.
Replies: 12
Views: 2070

Re: Munich. Eurowings next long haul base.

Is MUC slot congested? Nice expansion from Eurowings, as it also adds several new destinations for Munich Airport, such as Ft. Myers for example.

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by NichCage
Tue Jul 11, 2017 1:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Animosity between United Airlines and Singapore Airlines?
Replies: 13
Views: 4086

Re: Animosity between United Airlines and Singapore Airlines?

I don't think Singapore Airlines even expected United to launch non-stop SFO-SIN in the first place, and the plans for SQ to fly to SFO non-stop were rather rushed in order to respond to United. If United never launched non-stop flights between SFO and SIN, SQ would continue SIN-ICN-SFO-ICN-SIN.

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by NichCage
Tue Jul 11, 2017 1:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates terminates TAAG Angola management contract
Replies: 10
Views: 3128

Re: Emirates terminates TAAG Angola management contract

There is no way that TAAG will ever fly to Houston now, as oil isn't doing so good and the airline is doing pretty bad.

Otherwise, is SonAir still flying the IAH-LAD-IAH route? How many weekly frequencies on the route?

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by NichCage
Tue Jul 11, 2017 12:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA's ongoing PR issues
Replies: 368
Views: 28458

Re: UA Destroys $42,000 Wheelchair

Well this is sad to hear, the passenger better get a new one.

Otherwise, I think back in 2015 an Canadian women got her custom wheelchair damaged onboard a Sunwing flight. Hopefully Sunwing got her a new one, but she most likely did.

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by NichCage
Mon Jul 10, 2017 12:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airlines serve JFK for a notch on their belt or to make money?
Replies: 44
Views: 8357

Re: Airlines serve JFK for a notch on their belt or to make money?

Not every airline serves JFK. SK used to serve JFK but moved over to EWR.

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by NichCage
Sun Jul 09, 2017 9:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is DL slowing down their SEA expansion?
Replies: 72
Views: 13346

Re: Is DL slowing down their SEA expansion?

I recently flew in SEA on AC 542/543, and the airport was sure busy. Even if Delta wanted to grow out of SEA, the airport is congested and probably wouldn't allow for much growth. When I arrived at SEA on AC542, we had to wait 30 minutes for gate A14. From what I saw, most gates in the Main Terminal...

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by NichCage
Sun Jul 09, 2017 8:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAA bailed out by government again
Replies: 78
Views: 11896

Re: SAA bailed out by government again

If South Africans Airways didn't exist, other airlines would pick up the slack. Maybe a few destinations from JNB would be lost (such as Munich, Perth, Sao Paulo) but other airlines would take over instead.

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by NichCage
Sun Jul 09, 2017 8:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Canada - Thailand Expanded Air Transport Agreement
Replies: 17
Views: 2766

Re: Canada - Thailand Expanded Air Transport Agreement

Never going to happen. I doubt that Thai Airways will ever resume flights to North America, too much competition sadly. And also pretty low yielding in the process.

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by NichCage
Wed Jun 28, 2017 5:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why has AF axed LCY-PAR?
Replies: 24
Views: 3608

Re: Why has AF axed LCY-PAR?

Did Flybe serve the LCY-CDG route? I think they did but dropped it.

Did ORY ever have flights to LCY?

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by NichCage
Wed Jun 28, 2017 4:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CI announce TPE - LGW
Replies: 30
Views: 5750

Re: CI announce TPE - LGW

People are saying that flying from TPE to LGW is the wrong choice and that it won't work.

However, CX has been flying between HKG and LGW and it has been working well for them!

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by NichCage
Tue Jun 27, 2017 9:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines wins suit against founder of Untied.com complaint site
Replies: 34
Views: 6749

Re: United Airlines wins suit against founder of Untied.com complaint site

Quite a while back ago somebody had a United Airlanes twitter account. United most likely got it taken down, but it still is pretty funny.

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