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by TVNWZ
Wed Aug 16, 2017 1:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Midwest Express 2017
Replies: 100
Views: 11080

Re: Midwest Express 2017

knope2001 wrote:
That "seashell and balloons remembrances" phrase is pretty spot on for some of the memories I've heard and read in recent days. .


Glad you caught that. :)

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by TVNWZ
Tue Aug 15, 2017 8:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Swearingen Metro Projects
Replies: 16
Views: 1229

Re: Swearingen Metro Projects: Any Info?

Flew these birds several times with TWX. Lawn darts.

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by TVNWZ
Tue Aug 15, 2017 1:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Midwest Express 2017
Replies: 100
Views: 11080

Re: Midwest Express 2017

What made the original Midwest Express successful in the early years wasn’t the premium seating and meals. If anything they succeeded more in spite of those than because of them. As always, Knope, you sum it up -- and remember --very well. As a big user of YX for a long period of time, it amazes me...

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by TVNWZ
Sun Aug 13, 2017 9:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 8/13/2017:DL Closes YQB; UA Adds CKB-IAD/ORD; HU Adds JFK-CTU; AM Adds SLC-GDL
Replies: 61
Views: 9909

Re: OAG Changes 8/13/2017:DL Closes YQB; UA Adds CKB-IAD/ORD; HU Adds JFK-CTU; AM Adds SLC-GDL

KLMatSJC wrote:
RWA380 wrote:
KAI KOA-OAK SEP 0.3>1.0

What is this?


Kona Air Shuttle operated by Kaiser Air. It is an all business class 737-800 that is only open to people who own houses at luxury resorts on the island.


I think it is actually a 60 seat 737-700. All FC seating.

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by TVNWZ
Thu Aug 10, 2017 8:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago Tribune Writer Slams AA (and airlines in general)
Replies: 53
Views: 7542

Re: Chicago Tribune Writer Slams AA (and airlines in general)

Anything other than "We will take off immediately, enter warp speed, and get you to New York on time" would probably be unacceptable.

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by TVNWZ
Thu Aug 10, 2017 3:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL 5508 Aborts Takeoff At ATL Due To Deflation Of Two Tires
Replies: 30
Views: 6666

Re: DL 5508 Aborts Takeoff At ATL Due To Deflation Of Two Tires

More importantly that which airline was involved, who made the tires?

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by TVNWZ
Thu Aug 10, 2017 3:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago Tribune Writer Slams AA (and airlines in general)
Replies: 53
Views: 7542

Re: Chicago Tribune Writer Slams AA (and airlines in general)

The writer is asking plainly and simply that American Airlines provide more information to their flight crew, which can then be passed along to its passengers. Seems like a reasonable criticism. It's totally reasonable in the abstract. But the information the passengers want is "when will we g...

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by TVNWZ
Mon Jul 31, 2017 12:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 7/30/2017: DL adds MKE-SLC; UA Adds MMH, Drops HGH
Replies: 65
Views: 11324

Re: OAG Changes 7/30/2017: DL adds MKE-SLC; HA Drops OAK-OGG; UA Adds MMH, Drops HGH

Thanks as always, enilria! *DL SLC-MKE JAN 0>1.0 FEB 0>1.0 MAR 0>1.0 APR 0>1.0 Such a long time coming for this to be back. Hopefully it sticks. Me too. It was rough in a CR7, but I could connect into PSP without too many problems. It would come and it would go without rime or reason. And the upgra...

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by TVNWZ
Sat Jul 29, 2017 2:35 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Best Career Path to Airline COO/CEO
Replies: 18
Views: 1652

Re: Best Career Path to Airline COO/CEO

Harvard MBA then a job at a consulting company.

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by TVNWZ
Fri Jul 28, 2017 6:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Next For TPA (Route Wise)?
Replies: 271
Views: 20642

Re: What's Next For TPA (Route Wise)?

Tampa is always going to be mid level airport. The city does not have the demand as Orlando and Miami. There is not much business' headquartered there. The sports teams are not very good so they don't draw out of town travelers to see games. The only amusement park is Busch Gardens which is right i...

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by TVNWZ
Fri Jul 28, 2017 6:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 30 Year Old 777 Captain Says She's The Youngest
Replies: 42
Views: 15588

Re: 30 Year Old 777 Captain Says She's The Youngest

Congrats and nice work to this pilot. For me personally, I would feel a bit more comfortable having a more experienced captain up front. You do not have the slightest idea of how experienced the pilot is upfront. And even if that pilot is 20 years experienced, he had his first day in the job like e...

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by TVNWZ
Tue Jul 25, 2017 10:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL pilot and FA fight at LGA
Replies: 53
Views: 11476

Re: DL pilot and FA fight at LGA

I may not have popped enough popcorn for this thread.

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by TVNWZ
Tue Jul 25, 2017 3:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Mother Sues UA Over Lap Child Incident
Replies: 72
Views: 5939

Re: Mother Sues UA Over Lap Child Incidentp

P.s. Maybe next time let's try not calling names to someone expressing their personal opinion on a topic. You have a differing opinion, fine. I can respect that. If you want to share your opinions as to why you feel my opinion is wrong I can respect that to. What I don't respect is being called nam...

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by TVNWZ
Mon Jul 24, 2017 7:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MIA/DFW: Most Dominated Large Airports in the USA
Replies: 39
Views: 5860

Re: MIA/DFW: Most Dominated Large Airports in the USA

Interesting stats to look at TerminalD. Thanks for compiling. Never mind those that like to p+++ on your parade.

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by TVNWZ
Mon Jul 24, 2017 1:49 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: E-170/175 Motion Sickness Question
Replies: 29
Views: 3632

Re: E-170/175 Motion Sickness Question

I have never been sick. But, I notice that the times one might get sick are more due to how the pilot is flying and/or the weather than the airplane.

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by TVNWZ
Sun Jul 23, 2017 1:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA lack of destinations?
Replies: 25
Views: 4822

Re: AA lack of destinations?

GalaxyFlyer wrote:
I'm stuck on Latin/South America not overseas. Why not?

GF


Because you do not have to fly over any seas?

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by TVNWZ
Thu Jul 20, 2017 4:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United President Says F9 Expansion Is "Sign of Failure"
Replies: 150
Views: 21199

Re: United President Says F9 Expansion Is "Sign of Failure"

jnev3289 wrote:
You can handle it much more professionally than saying it's a "failure". You can't be an executive without knowing how to answer a question without saying anything if you want to.


I think he professionally said exactly what he wanted to say.

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by TVNWZ
Wed Jul 19, 2017 8:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska CEO on Airbus
Replies: 241
Views: 34135

Re: Alaska CEO on Airbus

I sincerely hope you don't think AS is sticking with Boeing because the guy's dad worked there. This is PR. Boeing has about 68,000 employees in Washington state. Add to that all of their family members as well as the local communities that depend on Boeing payroll for their prosperity and you can ...

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by TVNWZ
Wed Jul 19, 2017 5:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United 2Q17 $818M Net Profit, Defers A350s
Replies: 71
Views: 12313

Re: United 2Q17 $818M Net Profit, Defers A350s

I think the Dr Dao situation (and leftover Smisek stupidity) CLEARLY are and continue to drag down UA's performance. The company is improving but on just about every key measure it's obvious that UA fills its planes with LOWER PAYING passengers than DL and AA, and the premium they pay is WIDENING n...

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by TVNWZ
Tue Jul 18, 2017 8:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta moves seat of Ann Coulter
Replies: 317
Views: 28120

Re: Delta moves seat of Ann Coulter

YouGeeElWhy wrote:
Why is this dumpster fire of a thread still open?


Because it's entertaining!

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by TVNWZ
Tue Jul 18, 2017 1:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Next For TPA (Route Wise)?
Replies: 271
Views: 20642

Re: What's Next For TPA (Route Wise)?

BTVB6Flyer wrote:
Airside D, which for all intents and purposes will be the new INTL airside is planned to start as Phase 3 in 2020 of the Airport Master Plan. As you mentioned will have 16 INTL capable gates.


I am not convinced that is going to happen.

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by TVNWZ
Mon Jul 17, 2017 7:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Next For TPA (Route Wise)?
Replies: 271
Views: 20642

Re: What's Next For TPA (Route Wise)?

The master plan calls for a new Airside D with 16 domestic and INTERNATIONAL gates. That would help with any international expansion. We will see if/when that gets built. Not in the near term I do not believe. Right now the area is used for parking.

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by TVNWZ
Mon Jul 17, 2017 2:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta moves seat of Ann Coulter
Replies: 317
Views: 28120

Re: Delta moves seat of Ann Coulter

If she was already in Comfort Plus and put in for an upgrade, that would have been an upgrade to FC. There are no middle seats there.

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by TVNWZ
Thu Jul 13, 2017 2:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta posts Q2 2017 profit $1.85 Billion USD
Replies: 66
Views: 10692

Re: Delta posts Q2 2017 profit $1.85 Billion USD

DL. You are welcome.

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by TVNWZ
Wed Jul 12, 2017 3:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Passengers get up from flight during Fallen Hero Escort
Replies: 83
Views: 15620

Re: Passengers get up from flight during Fallen Hero Escort

Yes, the Coast Guard is most certainly a part of the military. I'm continually amazed that people don't know that, but lots of folks don't seem to. No, the USCG is NOT part of the military. Yes, we are part of the armed services, however the military is part of the DoD, while we in the Coast Guard ...

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by TVNWZ
Wed Jul 12, 2017 3:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Passengers get up from flight during Fallen Hero Escort
Replies: 83
Views: 15620

Re: Passengers get up from flight during Fallen Hero Escort

I have been on several flights where we carried a fallen hero. In every incident nobody got up. Everyone was respectful of the pilots commands. I don't believe any of this.

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by TVNWZ
Mon Jul 10, 2017 7:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The boss of Qatar Airways ridicules American carriers for their aged flight attendants
Replies: 193
Views: 23168

Re: The boss of Qatar Airways ridicules American carriers for their aged flight attendants

We may snicker at his remarks. But, in many corners of the world a lot of people would agree with him. He wants to compete in those areas is my guess.

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by TVNWZ
Fri Jul 07, 2017 9:13 pm
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Announcement: Airliners.net has been acquired by VerticalScope
Replies: 381
Views: 131524

Re: Announcement: Airliners.net has been acquired by VerticalScope

I think many miss the old site because the new site is not perceived as an upgrade by many/most users. If the old owners would have done it right, I don't think many would be as melancholy.

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by TVNWZ
Wed Jun 28, 2017 10:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN Ending Cuba Service to VRA & SNU
Replies: 43
Views: 5663

Re: WN Ending Cuba Service to VRA & SNU

If MIA/FLL/TPA-HAV weren't doing well, I doubt you'd 1) see carriers requesting additional slots (in S. FL) and 2) see charter airlines continue to serve those markets. Charter flights aren't cheap to secure -- they're a sign there's cash flow in the market. The tours are still in business and taki...

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by TVNWZ
Wed Jun 28, 2017 10:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN Ending Cuba Service to VRA & SNU
Replies: 43
Views: 5663

Re: WN Ending Cuba Service to VRA & SNU

Having just done TPAHVA about a month ago. Here are some quick points: -Click the box get the visa at a desk next to the check in desk. -HVA is packed...with more and more Americans. -Prices have gone up, but you still can stay--very easily--at a casa particular--for relatively cheap. -Big resorts a...

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by TVNWZ
Tue Jun 27, 2017 1:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What happened to the twin jack headphone socket on planes?
Replies: 32
Views: 5667

Re: What happened to the twin jack headphone socket on planes?

I always thought the twin-jack-thing was invented to prevent passengers from stealing the headphones because they couldn't be used on other devices. However, on KLM (I think) I once got a headphone where one jack could be folded in so I could use it with my smartphone. Yes, I am a thief. They do ma...

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by TVNWZ
Mon Jun 26, 2017 7:04 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Richard Anderson is the new CEO of Amtrak
Replies: 37
Views: 2893

Re: Richard Anderson is the new CEO of Amtrak

Is he bringing CE Woolman's desk along?

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by TVNWZ
Tue Jun 20, 2017 4:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's going on at PIE? (St. Pete-Clearwater)
Replies: 17
Views: 2251

Re: What's going on at PIE? (St. Pete-Clearwater)

TZ had a robust operation in the 2000s. Flew them a few times to MDW then connecting to CID. It was on a new 757 to MDW.

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by TVNWZ
Mon Jun 19, 2017 5:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Mighty 757
Replies: 191
Views: 25449

Re: The Mighty 757

NYPECO wrote:
Hang on a second, MKE to MSP? Why such a short flight for an aircraft that size?

Because they can fill it up. At one time that route had a majority of 757's on it in the NW hay day.

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by TVNWZ
Fri Jun 16, 2017 3:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WAPO:Cuba Flights Won't Change; Trip Justification Made Harder
Replies: 41
Views: 3451

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

I do not know. But, if the NYT is right, reverting back to "licensed" tour groups would clearly put a damper on any scheduled routes. I do know, tour operators have lobbied for a return to this if the government does change things--since their livelihood has been severely curtailed.

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by TVNWZ
Fri Jun 16, 2017 2:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WAPO:Cuba Flights Won't Change; Trip Justification Made Harder
Replies: 41
Views: 3451

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

If what the NYT is reporting is correct, it will be hard for any airline to operate to Cuba except for charter flights. The NYT says Trump is reverting to only using tour groups: "Now, such trips, sometimes known as “people-to-people” exchanges, will only be possible as part of a licensed tour ...

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by TVNWZ
Wed Jun 14, 2017 9:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hypothetical: The US Mergers Didn't Happen
Replies: 52
Views: 6562

Re: Hypothetical: The US Mergers Didn't Happen

I could have seen a CO NWA hookup. Proposed once.

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by TVNWZ
Wed Jun 14, 2017 7:32 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: NY Times whine fest (air travel article 2017)
Replies: 17
Views: 1291

Re: NY Times whine fest (air travel article 2017)

Actually forget the airlines or airport amenities, probably more than half of the struggles of flying come from the Toilet Safety Administration and the goons who work for them. I have never had a bad experience with TSA. They seem to be doing their job. Goons? Toilet? Really? Never experienced any...

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by TVNWZ
Wed Jun 14, 2017 7:30 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: NY Times whine fest (air travel article 2017)
Replies: 17
Views: 1291

Re: NY Times whine fest (air travel article 2017)

Pretty much how it goes. I liked the article. Breezy. As someone who is usually not in the back, I feel for those who are.

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by TVNWZ
Mon Jun 12, 2017 3:29 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: DL Pulls Sponsorship of Julius Caeser Performance Calling It "Trump-like"
Replies: 49
Views: 5508

Re: DL Pulls Sponsorship of Julius Caeser Performance Calling It "Trump-like"

To make this about aviation: Would Caesar be a Boeing or Airbus kind of guy? Would the Romans bail out AZ? And would Shakespeare fly Virgin or BA? Questions demanding answers.

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by TVNWZ
Wed May 31, 2017 6:30 pm
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Did new A.net owners lower minimum age to join?
Replies: 38
Views: 7060

Re: Did new A.net owners lower minimum age to join?

I have learned a lot in the past. Been here for over 15 years. But I have found recently that few knowledgeable people are left, the same freaking hypotheticals are posted over and over, and the big news seems to be that some random flight is delayed or had to turn back. Part of this is lack of new...

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by TVNWZ
Fri May 26, 2017 1:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MKE officially closes Concourse E
Replies: 43
Views: 6483

Re: MKE officially closes Concourse E

That place is awesome, wish I could connect in MEM still!! :bigthumbsup: :bigthumbsup: :bigthumbsup: Knope's data brought up MSY and RDU, amongst others as a similar market comparison. You mentioned both gained more international service since 2015, when you also called the most recent data availab...

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by TVNWZ
Thu May 25, 2017 6:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MKE officially closes Concourse E
Replies: 43
Views: 6483

Re: MKE officially closes Concourse E

I do think the current E got a bad rap in some ways -- the rotunda was very roomy after the build-out and in recent years when only United and Air Canada used it security was virtually always a breeze. The most recent face lift helped as well. But it just didn't have the space...and in recent years...

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by TVNWZ
Thu May 25, 2017 2:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airline Industry CEO Ranking
Replies: 16
Views: 3082

Re: Airline Industry CEO Ranking

Methodology only accounts for their engagement: Methodology for Owler CEO Likeability Study The 2017 Owler National Likeability Study results are based on a proprietary favorability algorithm developed by Owler to determine how well liked CEOs are — relative to their peers and across a broader super...

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by TVNWZ
Thu May 25, 2017 2:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MKE officially closes Concourse E
Replies: 43
Views: 6483

Re: MKE officially closes Concourse E

Sigh. Have all sorts of memories from my RC, NW, DL days on that concourse. Must have flown out of E thousands of times over the years. I always thought it was the most convenient concourse to get in and out of. Time marches...

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by TVNWZ
Tue May 23, 2017 12:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PAX Accuse WN of Homophobic Discrimination
Replies: 35
Views: 6151

Re: PAX Accuse WN of Homophobic Discrimination

The claim that an airline would be homophobic in boarding is funny...and sad. Chances are someone involved in the boarding was gay. Not to stereotype, but the airline industry is one of the more gay friendly industries out there.

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by TVNWZ
Fri May 19, 2017 12:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: If you build an airport on an embassy, would it have the rights of an airport in the country of the ambassy?
Replies: 31
Views: 4434

Re: If you build an airport on an embassy, would it have the rights of an airport in the country of the ambassy?

There is nothing that the US would have to allow immigration threw your airport embassy. No immigration. You just become Tom Hanks wandering an airport/embassy. Probably build a wall if it's the Mexican Embassy.

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by TVNWZ
Thu May 18, 2017 7:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why Delta decided to stop being the mean airline...
Replies: 46
Views: 9224

Re: Why Delta decided to stop being the mean airline...

e.g., dropping sponsorship for a theatre because they hosted a event for QR) Good example. I still can't believe they stooped so low as to pull their sponsorship for Atlanta's Fox Theater...such a petty move for a player of Delta's stature both in their hometown, and on the world stage. Sure Delta ...

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by TVNWZ
Tue May 16, 2017 7:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: AA to end SABRE end of June
Replies: 98
Views: 13496

Re: Rumor: AA to end SABRE end of June

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

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