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by klakzky123
Sun Jul 23, 2017 6:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EasyJet bumps unaccompanied minor
Replies: 51
Views: 4756

Re: EasyJet bumps unaccompanied minor

Putting aside the debate on unaccompanied minors, what is upsetting is the fact that: 1. He was already seated. 2. The adult was pitching a fit and the airline decided that it was easier to remove a child already on the plane. We're so quick to fault the child's parents for not waiting at the airpor...

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by klakzky123
Sun Jul 23, 2017 6:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pax 747's at LHR
Replies: 33
Views: 5139

Re: Pax 747's at LHR

I was looking at movements for Heathrow and was suprised to see that if you exclude BA, the only other 747 operator is UA with their flight from SFO. Did I miss some out? Not the cargo ops. I know that UA will end this soon so will it only be BA left flying them at LHR? Do Virgin Atlantic still use...

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by klakzky123
Fri Jul 21, 2017 1:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian announces DEN-CDG
Replies: 51
Views: 8949

Re: Norwegian announces DEN-CDG

How about "earn a profit, then expand"? Norwegian may simply be nothing more than a Ponzi scheme. Their level of growth always ensures they can advance sell more inventory than they currently have or pay the costs for. The business will likely always cash flow when you forward sell invent...

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by klakzky123
Wed Jul 19, 2017 7:05 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Wizz Air stops charging for hand luggage!
Replies: 10
Views: 900

Re: Wizz Air stops charging for hand luggage!

About effing time...now maybe that'll spread to the US and this stupidity will finally stop. NAH! Doubt it. The American ULCCs pretty much lead the world when it comes to ancillary revenue. Ryanair's changes were built around attempting to attract more corporate travel since in some markets they ha...

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by klakzky123
Wed Jul 19, 2017 4:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AF/KL Managers Have No Confidence In Future Of Cooperation
Replies: 63
Views: 9971

Re: AF/KL Managers Have No Confidence In Future Of Cooperation

Ugh KLM and Air France are like night and day. It's such a pleasure to fly with KLM and with Air France it's a roll of the dice - more bad experiences than good. Not to mention AMS is a breeze compared to CDG and its plethora of terminals, rude ground staff and ATROCIOUS lounges. If I never fly AF ...

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by klakzky123
Tue Jul 18, 2017 6:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Minneapolis Air Service Discussion
Replies: 176
Views: 18020

Re: Minneapolis Air Service Discussion

New flights on Frontier to Long Island, Trenton and Tampa. Good to see F9 with some growth in MSP. Wasn't expecting much if anything. I believe MSP-TTN a resumption of service? Yup, was cancelled a couple of years ago if I remember correctly. I actually flew that a couple of times. Can be a bargain...

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by klakzky123
Tue Jul 18, 2017 6:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Minneapolis Air Service Discussion
Replies: 176
Views: 18020

Re: Minneapolis Air Service Discussion

New flights on Frontier to Long Island, Trenton and Tampa. Good to see F9 with some growth in MSP. Wasn't expecting much if anything.

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by klakzky123
Tue Jul 18, 2017 12:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AUS picks up DL TATL for SXSW
Replies: 23
Views: 3618

Re: AUS picks up DL TATL for SXSW

I wouldnt be surprised to see Delta add summer 2018 seasonal service. They see the great results BA is having they could feed into those connecting passengers. LOL OMG now AUS is the new JFK. DFW can't even maintain seasonal service to AMS and you speculate that DL will add AUS-AMS Big difference w...

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by klakzky123
Mon Jul 17, 2017 7:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OKC Air Service Announcement 7/18 (new airline)
Replies: 34
Views: 5418

Re: OKC Air Service Announcement 7/18 (new airline)

jetmatt777 wrote:
Just to note, F9 provided service to TPA and MCO from OKC about 7 years ago on the E190 and quickly dropped it after one season.


F9 today barely resembles the airline that tried this 7 years ago. Might as well call it a new airline at this point.

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by klakzky123
Fri Jul 14, 2017 8:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The State of Israel looking at Tel Aviv-Jeddah flights for Hajj pilgrims
Replies: 29
Views: 5688

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

Is the plan to only issue one way tickets? :) Seriously though, regional dynamics being what they are there is no way the Saudis can soften up on Israel while they have the Qataris over a barrel. Right? Yeah I dont think anything is going to happen. This was a topic in 2014 as well. Israel thought ...

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by klakzky123
Fri Jul 14, 2017 4:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TSA to soon ban electronic checkin for all inbound int'l flights
Replies: 35
Views: 8501

Re: TSA to soon ban electronic checkin for all inbound int'l flights

AMS has been doing something like this for 2 years or so. They have a nice compromise procedure. You check in online as normal, then when you connect to the TATL flight to the US, you are directed to "gate" D1 or E4 to get asked these questions, and lastly they give you a paper boarding p...

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by klakzky123
Fri Jul 14, 2017 12:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The State of Israel looking at Tel Aviv-Jeddah flights for Hajj pilgrims
Replies: 29
Views: 5688

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

A chartered large yacht can take them from Eilat to Jeddah, and Saudi issue a temp document on arrival. Or Aqaba for that matter if the Saudis don't want to create the image of direct travel from Israel to Saudi Arabia. But the numbers of people who want to perform hajj might be too large. If anyth...

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by klakzky123
Fri Jul 14, 2017 12:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The State of Israel looking at Tel Aviv-Jeddah flights for Hajj pilgrims
Replies: 29
Views: 5688

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

Why does Israel make its citizens do a 1000 mile bus trek? Why can't they fly and connect in Cairo or Amman or Addis Ababa where connectivity already exist? With what Israel is able to pull for its citizens for other causes, why is this seemingly problematic? From what I was reading, Israeli Muslim...

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by klakzky123
Thu Jul 13, 2017 2:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Woman dies at SXM after falling from jet blast
Replies: 154
Views: 26055

Re: Woman dies at SXM after falling from jet blast

Probably needs to end. I remember seeing near death experiences over there from people who didn't realize how powerful the jet blast would be. Even people on the beach on the other side of the road were rolling over because they weren't ready.

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by klakzky123
Thu Jul 06, 2017 8:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue and Spirit merger could it work?
Replies: 60
Views: 5138

Re: JetBlue and Spirit merger could it work?

Completely different business models. This would be a mess of a merger. Spirit and Frontier are natural merger partners and I think its fair to guess that at some point both will merge. JetBlue lost its chance with VX and I'm not sure who would be a good fit at this point. Unless they try and merge ...

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by klakzky123
Thu Jun 29, 2017 3:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ANA adds 3rd Tokyo-LAX flight
Replies: 34
Views: 7231

Re: ANA adds 3rd Tokyo-LAX flight

UA and NH real close in time. Maybe UA will move or leave the market (not sure Kirby would drop it), UA and NH have a JV TPAC. It is metal neutral. UA essentially makes money off the NH operated flight and vice versa. Depends on how the JV is structured. UA's JV with LH is purely a revenue share an...

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by klakzky123
Wed Jun 28, 2017 1:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Where would EK fly if they could
Replies: 115
Views: 14329

Re: Where would EK fly if they could

DXB-TLV could be a popular destination... It really would. EK could make a ton of money funneling passengers in and out of TLV. They have the muscle to engage LY in a fare war and bury them, if they wanted. For obvious reasons, It'll never happen. LY has a very specific clientele. I guarantee they ...

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by klakzky123
Fri Jun 23, 2017 1:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Minneapolis Air Service Discussion
Replies: 176
Views: 18020

Re: Minneapolis Air Service Discussion

It's shocking the plane is full! Been on that flight a few times as well and it was always empty for me! Loads are terrible, if you look up the stats. LF in the 40-60 range. If you look at a route like DSM-PHX (starting this January), one would guess it will have better loads than MSP-MKE, so WN pu...

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by klakzky123
Wed Jun 21, 2017 4:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Air Lines orders 30 additional A321s
Replies: 166
Views: 29786

Re: Delta Air Lines orders 30 additional A321s

DL has always been solid when it comes to managing its fleet. I don't know why we're questioning them all of a sudden. No one here was party to the terms of the sale. And judging DL based on some arbitrarily chosen metrics seems silly. DL has historically been above average when it comes to its flee...

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by klakzky123
Wed Jun 21, 2017 3:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus announces deployable flight recorder
Replies: 56
Views: 6787

Re: Airbus announces deployable flight recorder

Why would an electable flight data recorder be easier to find? And I question the statement that the main point of flight data recorders is accident analysis. While that is an influential reason for them, the majority of the time they are used is for maintenance investigation and research and in th...

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by klakzky123
Mon Jun 19, 2017 7:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Air Lines at DFW
Replies: 35
Views: 7335

Re: Delta Air Lines at DFW

Just a thought, did DL ever consider beating AA to the punch on DFW-AMS? KL dropped it for a reason. Before the AA service began. It would be very surprising to see DL try it. DL has a history of doing P2P flights from the US to AMS. PDX is one, and SEA and BOS were started before they became focus...

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by klakzky123
Mon Jun 19, 2017 2:31 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: How do I become an airline executive
Replies: 11
Views: 1393

Re: How do I become an airline executive

Airlines do a lot of promoting from within. Airline experience is a unique area that can't be replicated from other industries so you find a lot of airline execs have 20 or 30+ years of experience. Easiest way to get to this point is to find a way into an airline at a lower level, even if that means...

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by klakzky123
Fri Jun 16, 2017 6:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WAPO:Cuba Flights Won't Change; Trip Justification Made Harder
Replies: 41
Views: 3414

Re: WAPO:Cuba Flights Won't Change; Trip Justification Made Harder

Sadly the pandering of a few politicians in the USA to a tiny number of voters just makes things worse, including losses to airlines. Bull. Airlines tripped over themselves to get Cuba slots and then fell on their butts. WE gained nothing from Obama's deal with Cuba. Did you lose something from nor...

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by klakzky123
Fri Jun 16, 2017 4:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WAPO:Cuba Flights Won't Change; Trip Justification Made Harder
Replies: 41
Views: 3414

Re: WAPO:Cuba Flights Won't Change; Trip Justification Made Harder

If the policy is changing, couldn't FAA merely get rid of the slots? The only policy change is around the people to people travel category. The other categories can continue to be self-declared. The biggest issue is returning to the US. Even before Obama, border agents never cared about Cuba travel...

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by klakzky123
Tue Jun 13, 2017 5:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alitalia Files For Bankruptcy
Replies: 348
Views: 75694

Re: Alitalia Files For Bankruptcy

Not an expert but why is an italian company filing for bankruptcy in the US? Sorry Not a subscriber so I can't read the whole article. Because they have debts in the US that their creditors (airports, call centers, etc..) are threatening to act on. They've initiated Chapter 15 bankruptcy claims whi...

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by klakzky123
Sun Jun 11, 2017 6:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 6/11/2017:AS Drops SLC-SJC, DL Drops ATL-BJX, DL Adds MSP-AUA, F9 Trims CVG/DEN, NK
Replies: 77
Views: 11667

Re: OAG Changes 6/11/2017:AS Drops SLC-SJC, DL Drops ATL-BJX, DL Adds MSP-AUA, F9 Trims CVG/DEN, NK

With the additional flying on the ORD-KEF route on both FI and WW one would think there is a lot of leakage from Michigan meaning a DTW-KEF link by one of them is very viable. Or it could mean that the Chicago metro is 3rd largest in the US and the O&D from Chicago alone can justify an addition...

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by klakzky123
Sun Jun 11, 2017 5:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Thomas Cook Canada
Replies: 11
Views: 2706

Re: Thomas Cook Canada

If you count Condor, then they still have a healthy presence. They fly to 5 cities in Canada.

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by klakzky123
Mon Jun 05, 2017 5:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: AA to end SABRE end of June
Replies: 98
Views: 13355

Re: Rumor: AA to end SABRE end of June

USPIT10L wrote:
SABRE is based in TUL. You saw the AA training complex, which is, in a word, massive.


Not true. SABRE's HQ is in Westlake, TX near DFW. It's pretty close to the AA headquarters.

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by klakzky123
Fri Jun 02, 2017 5:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: AA to end SABRE end of June
Replies: 98
Views: 13355

Re: Rumor: AA to end SABRE end of June

Isn't Sabre owned by AA still? I find it hard to believe they would end it. I bet they make a nice little chunk of change on it. Sabre was spun off from AA in 1999. AA still uses Sabre as its IT vendor and as a GDS for distribution but AA doesn't have ownership anymore. Amadeus was also once owned ...

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by klakzky123
Sat May 27, 2017 12:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: Etihad to sell Air Berlin stake
Replies: 25
Views: 4469

Re: Etihad to sell Air Berlin stake

I'm sure LH is the only possible buyer and they know it. EY will get pennies for their ownership stake. LH can just drag this out as long as possible and at some point EY will crack and sell for a fraction of what they invested. Plus there's the whole debt issue with Air Berlin and LH will probably ...

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by klakzky123
Fri May 26, 2017 6:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United ends Interline Agreements with 5 Mideast Airlines
Replies: 57
Views: 11488

Re: United ends Interline Agreements with 5 Mideast Airlines

Interline is pretty much never "BAD". As long as you are offering interline to anybody, the incremental cost to extend it to another carrier is minimal. That's not entirely true depending on how settlement is arranged. For example, an itinerary where someone flies EY from DEL to AUH to DF...

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by klakzky123
Thu May 25, 2017 2:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AM/DL to add 5 new US-MX routes in fall 2017
Replies: 52
Views: 9141

Re: AM/DL to add 5 new US-MX routes in fall 2017

Does the DL/AM JV cover South American connections? My understanding was that the JV just covered cross border traffic and connections within Mexico. For Central and South America, I assumed it would either be DL metal or connections via South American partners.

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by klakzky123
Wed May 24, 2017 5:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MSP - Role In DL Network and Expansion Potential
Replies: 269
Views: 21980

Re: MSP - Role In DL Network and Expansion Potential

So then what you are saying is Ed Bastian is nothing more than a mouth peace that will say what ever he needs to to achieve his desired result weather there is truth or not in his comments. What many fail to realize is MSP was more important as far as Asia went in the Northwest days in this day and...

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by klakzky123
Wed May 24, 2017 3:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MSP - Role In DL Network and Expansion Potential
Replies: 269
Views: 21980

Re: MSP - Role In DL Network and Expansion Potential

Would further expansion into the Caribbean from MSP make sense? I would think that Delta and Sun Country may as well give it a try. I'm not sure how much more expansion they can do. SY announced a seasonal Aruba flight so they're already attempting destinations that are traditionally more European ...

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by klakzky123
Tue May 23, 2017 12:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MSP - Role In DL Network and Expansion Potential
Replies: 269
Views: 21980

Re: MSP - Role In DL Network and Expansion Potential

The coherent case is the threat of the DOT taking away the slot and giving it to AA. But if that threat goes away, then yes, there's AA reasonable chance that the slot goes to SEA or DTW. Why would Delta want that slot, given the onerous conditions? Of course DL is free to fly MSP-HND forever. But ...

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by klakzky123
Mon May 22, 2017 9:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MSP - Role In DL Network and Expansion Potential
Replies: 269
Views: 21980

Re: MSP - Role In DL Network and Expansion Potential

At this point I am waiting for the announcement that MSP-HND ceases, and the launch announcement of MSP-ICN. There isn't a coherent case anymore to deny this. But I am open to someone making one. I think it will be made as one announcement. The coherent case is the threat of the DOT taking away the...

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by klakzky123
Mon May 22, 2017 8:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MSP - Role In DL Network and Expansion Potential
Replies: 269
Views: 21980

Re: MSP - Role In DL Network and Expansion Potential

I really don't see MSP-ICN happening. With ATL, DTW, and SEA they have pretty much all the bases covered. I think before we see ICN-MSP we will see PDX-ICN but hey what do I know. As stated by many MSP just doesn't have the Asian O/D traffic to support such a flight something Delta looks for when a...

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by klakzky123
Mon May 22, 2017 5:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MSP - Role In DL Network and Expansion Potential
Replies: 269
Views: 21980

Re: MSP - Role In DL Network and Expansion Potential

I am not so sure, for three reasons: 1) I think DL will want to retain connectivity between all its major hubs (SLC excepted) to TYO; if MSP were to lose HND, that supposition means they would need to return to NRT. I don't see the advantage. I don't understand why they would want this. NRT has no ...

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by klakzky123
Mon May 22, 2017 4:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MSP - Role In DL Network and Expansion Potential
Replies: 269
Views: 21980

Re: MSP - Role In DL Network and Expansion Potential

I agree that MSP-ICN is a matter of when, and not if. To me, the big question is will MSP-ICN happen at the same time as MSP-HND. Basically, is there fear on DLs part that adding MSP-ICN would create too much TransPac supply from MSP? I think the answer is no, as the HND flight is made up almost 10...

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by klakzky123
Fri May 19, 2017 8:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MSP - Role In DL Network and Expansion Potential
Replies: 269
Views: 21980

Re: MSP - Role In DL Network and Expansion Potential

I really don't see DL winning, and if they did I pray the airport commission would provide incentives to bring FI back if/when DL axed MSP-KEF. FI has the advantage of providing a low cost option to numerous European destinations with just a stopover at KEF. Almost every other option to Europe is e...

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by klakzky123
Fri May 19, 2017 6:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MSP - Role In DL Network and Expansion Potential
Replies: 269
Views: 21980

Re: MSP - Role In DL Network and Expansion Potential

I am thinking that MSP has a stronger economy than Detroit...I am correct in assuming this? Yes but Detroit's economic base is truly a global set of companies. MSP's economic base (outside of the medical device industry) is really rooted in the US. There will never be the kind of international busi...

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by klakzky123
Fri May 19, 2017 6:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MSP - Role In DL Network and Expansion Potential
Replies: 269
Views: 21980

Re: MSP - Role In DL Network and Expansion Potential

I am thinking that MSP has a stronger economy than Detroit...I am correct in assuming this? Yes but Detroit's economic base is truly a global set of companies. MSP's economic base (outside of the medical device industry) is really rooted in the US. There will never be the kind of international busi...

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by klakzky123
Fri May 19, 2017 5:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MSP - Role In DL Network and Expansion Potential
Replies: 269
Views: 21980

Re: MSP - Role In DL Network and Expansion Potential

Looks like KL may be serving MSP year-round and with a 789 starting in October. Just from looking at booking MSP-AMS. Definitely looks like it. The dates shift from Mon, Wed, Sat to Tues, Fri, Sun but KLM is listing it with a 789. First time a 787 will fly to MSP. Hopefully, AF follows and gets rid...

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by klakzky123
Fri May 19, 2017 2:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA DFW-FCO/AMS Inaugural Today!!
Replies: 109
Views: 15585

Re: AA DFW-FCO/AMS Inaugural Today!!

DFW-AMS on a 767...good luck! bad decision to launch a new and long sector on a 1980's plane. :/ A flight on say a Delta 767 is perfectly fine. The planes are updated and refurbished to the point where the experience is close enough to newer planes. Frankly, the smaller cabin size makes economy pre...

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by klakzky123
Thu May 18, 2017 7:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why has Nigeria never had a major airline?
Replies: 45
Views: 8228

Re: Why has Nigeria never had a major airline?

Nigeria is not a place where you can run a business. So, of course, it is impossible to run a major airline there. Well you can if the government is willing to endlessly subsidize an airline. There are plenty of equally if not more corrupt countries with flag carriers. But fortunately the governmen...

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by klakzky123
Tue May 16, 2017 7:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: AA to end SABRE end of June
Replies: 98
Views: 13355

Re: Rumor: AA to end SABRE end of June

TVNWZ wrote:
Has there ever been a computer system changeover that everyone has liked? Ever?


I'm willing to bet WN employees are happy to dump their ancient mainframe based system for something modern with Altea.

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by klakzky123
Tue May 16, 2017 4:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: AA to end SABRE end of June
Replies: 98
Views: 13355

Re: AA to end SABRE end of June

Its not that simple, its difficult to use, time consuming. It is so slow and takes so much time to use that many standbys are bing left behind at the gate because the system just isnt QIK as they say. Cant change multiple seat assignments at the same time, only one by one. To clear standbys takes t...

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by klakzky123
Tue May 16, 2017 4:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: AA to end SABRE end of June
Replies: 98
Views: 13355

Re: AA to end SABRE end of June

At the end of June AA will turn off SABRE as it finishes its transition to USAir's QIK system. I think this is a HUGE mistake. There was nothing wrong with SABRE. The new system is NOT QIK at all. Its slow, tedious, confusing, and makes no sense. It takes nearly 2-3x as long to accomplish many task...

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by klakzky123
Mon May 15, 2017 8:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MSP - Role In DL Network and Expansion Potential
Replies: 269
Views: 21980

Re: MSP - Role In DL Network and Expansion Potential

Every Delta related thread de-evolves into pure anger and accusations about Delta's motives. Its impossible to have an actual discussion on this stuff. This thread turned out more absurd than the DTW thread (which I didn't think was possible).

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by klakzky123
Mon May 15, 2017 2:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Detroit Air Service Discussion Part 5
Replies: 870
Views: 60566

Re: Detroit Air Service Discussion Part 5

So totally wacko but I talked to some passengers going from MCO-AMM last Thursday and they used DL and transferred to RJ at DTW, is that even ethical? What a bizarre routing. Booking via RJ would put you with AA through ORD or BA though LHR, and a quick check on kayak gave me results with connectio...

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