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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: 2218

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: 172
Views: 19900

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: 3380

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: 3380

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: 6379

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: 1156

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: 1156

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: 5378

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: 5250

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: 6180

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: 6180

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: 2981

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: 6180

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: 34
Views: 4992

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: 4336

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: 9095

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: 13273

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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by TVNWZ
Sun May 14, 2017 2:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH's FRA-TPA "one of LH's most profitable routes in N.A"
Replies: 37
Views: 12048

Re: LH's FRA-TPA "one of LH's most profitable routes in N.A"

Lopano can be prone to hyperbole.

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by TVNWZ
Fri May 12, 2017 9:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 720 - why were they retired?
Replies: 36
Views: 8268

Re: Boeing 720 - why were they retired?

I believe the Air Force gobbled up about every 707 available as spare parts for the KC 135 tanker fleet. While having a smaller tube, many parts transferred over. They were all parked at DMA and are still offering up their kidneys and lungs to this very day.

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by TVNWZ
Fri May 12, 2017 7:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Accused Of Racist Seat Change
Replies: 89
Views: 9773

Re: AA Accused Of Racist Seat Change

Lots of ignorance on this thread. These decisions are not at the discretion of the gate agent. There is at all times a priority list for who is first and who is last on the list, even for confirmed passengers. It's likely that her friend checked in before her and because the likely paid the exact s...

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by TVNWZ
Fri May 12, 2017 6:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Accused Of Racist Seat Change
Replies: 89
Views: 9773

Re: AA Accused Of Racist Seat Change

Just another passenger trying to get her name in the news. Anyone else sick of these stories? I know I am. OK so in 2017 its fine to push a person to the back of the plane because they are black when they have paid for business class. Ironically is the person who paid for the upgrade gets bounced b...

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by TVNWZ
Thu May 11, 2017 6:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: If Oil drops sub $20 for foreseeable future, a 4-engine A350 stretch?
Replies: 106
Views: 9993

Re: If Oil drops sub $20 for foreseeable future, a 4-engine A350 stretch?

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Here is a great video explaining how ETOPS works, and thus creating the eventual end of four engine planes for just about any route. Good stuff.

http://youtu.be/HSxSgbNQi-

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by TVNWZ
Thu May 11, 2017 12:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA Agent Canceled His Reservation Because He Filmed Her in Bag Dispute
Replies: 163
Views: 14670

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

You also have a right to control your visage and where it appears. If someone takes a recording and then posts it on a public forum or uses it without your express permission, you hit on another set of federal (and some state laws) involving copyright. To push that along a little further, if you hol...

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by TVNWZ
Wed May 10, 2017 9:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Passengers vs airlines - the pendulum moves
Replies: 73
Views: 6739

Re: Passngers vs airlines - the pendulum moves

I fly a lot, and have flown with United and American both domestic and trans-Atlantic, and I must say that most employees are very friendly. This. What we're seeing in the headlines are anomalies. I flew 300,000+ miles last year across several carriers and cabins; and a vast majority of my experien...

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by TVNWZ
Wed May 10, 2017 2:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA Agent Canceled His Reservation Because He Filmed Her in Bag Dispute
Replies: 163
Views: 14670

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

This type of behavior has been around ever since I took my first flight in 1965. Douches are everywhere. I thank this agent for keeping this douche off the plane. I have sat beside these guys. Awful trips each and every one of them.

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by TVNWZ
Tue May 09, 2017 7:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spirit Airlines Labor Trouble brewing?
Replies: 123
Views: 14302

Re: Spirit Airlines Labor Trouble brewing?

Yeah, that would set awesomely bad precedent - even backfire big time for NK. If pilots taking overtime is going to be used against them in court later; I can almost guarantee pilots across the industry would just stop taking overtime. Full stop. Unfortunately it doesn't work like that with the RLA...

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by TVNWZ
Tue May 09, 2017 3:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA employees to get new uniforms.
Replies: 36
Views: 5648

Re: UA employees to get new uniforms.

Wonder if they will have any chemical reactions like that plaguing AA. Quite a controversy there with their uniforms and the toxic nature being reported by large number of employees.

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by TVNWZ
Tue May 09, 2017 3:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines Increases Service Between San Francisco and 18 Destinations
Replies: 100
Views: 16485

Re: United Airlines Increases Service Between San Francisco and 18 Destinations

Holy crap, did I read that right? They're upgauging SMF-SFO to a 737?! That's like a 20 minute flight. That's got to be one of the shortest mainline flights in the US. At one time that route was all E120 back when Skywest still had the type. They did the same thing in MRY every day for a long time....

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by TVNWZ
Tue May 09, 2017 3:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spirit Airlines Labor Trouble brewing?
Replies: 123
Views: 14302

Re: Spirit Airlines Labor Trouble brewing?

PIlots coming out on the wrong end of the PR stick in FLL. Social media killing them. Obviously learned nothing from the recent UA mess. Dumpsters are burning.

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by TVNWZ
Mon May 08, 2017 8:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines Increases Service Between San Francisco and 18 Destinations
Replies: 100
Views: 16485

Re: United Airlines Increases Service Between San Francisco and 18 Destinations

Holy crap, did I read that right? They're upgauging SMF-SFO to a 737?! That's like a 20 minute flight. That's got to be one of the shortest mainline flights in the US. At one time that route was all E120 back when Skywest still had the type. They did the same thing in MRY every day for a long time....

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by TVNWZ
Mon May 08, 2017 4:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta employees threaten and harass family; kicked off flight
Replies: 204
Views: 20872

Re: Delta employees threaten and harass family; kicked off flight

I think dad is sitting at home laughing his a** off. He pulled a fast one and has now caused a big storm on social and forced DL to pay him for his Hawaii vacation. Well played, sir!

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by TVNWZ
Fri May 05, 2017 8:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Man seated next to obese pax sues AA
Replies: 88
Views: 11980

Re: Man seated next to obese pax sues AA

Should have to buy two seats if their "disability" causes them to spread into my paid for space. You can't fit in your space---buy the amount of space you need to fit..

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by TVNWZ
Fri May 05, 2017 6:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Plane crash near Yeager Airport in West Virginia
Replies: 29
Views: 6370

Re: Plane crash near Yeager Airport in West Virginia

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Company had a questionable accident several years ago near their headquarters in MKE. Photo shoot and two of their planes collided. Three dead then.

viewtopic.php?t=378911

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by TVNWZ
Wed May 03, 2017 9:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA to increase 737 capacity
Replies: 261
Views: 29711

Re: AA to increase 737 capacity

There is a tipping point to everything. YX was fatally flawed when they put only 88 seats in a 717. Now UA and the other domestics are going the other way. There will be a tipping point of too many seats and passengers will rebel. I think some of that is already coming true with passengers acting ou...

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by TVNWZ
Wed May 03, 2017 8:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Runway at small airfield torn up as jet takes off (video)
Replies: 22
Views: 6590

Re: Runway at small airfield torn up as jet takes off (video)

LittleFokker wrote:
Is that Richard Daley's private plane?


I see what you did there. +1

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by TVNWZ
Tue May 02, 2017 6:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA Hawaii Anniversary
Replies: 46
Views: 4846

Re: UA Hawaii Anniversary

The High And The Mighty.

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by TVNWZ
Fri Apr 28, 2017 2:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AAL 1Q17 $234M Net Profit, A350's deferred
Replies: 77
Views: 15795

Re: AAL 1Q17 $234M Net Profit, A350's deferred

JP Morgan analyst Jamie Baker strongly criticized the company for a "wealth transfer of nearly $1 billion to its labor groups," and the "worrying precedent [for] both for American and the industry." Something only our banking industry would have the gall to say out loud since th...

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by TVNWZ
Fri Apr 28, 2017 12:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AAL 1Q17 $234M Net Profit, A350's deferred
Replies: 77
Views: 15795

Re: AAL 1Q17 $234M Net Profit, A350's deferred

You think this is about the job market? Not even close to the case, IMO. There is no shortage of job applicants at majors. Never will be. This is about who's in charge (shareholders or labor). As baby boomers retire at non-pension airlines, their cost structure will actually improve, as the 30-40 y...

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by TVNWZ
Wed Apr 26, 2017 8:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Overbooking of Flights has become a major issue.
Replies: 144
Views: 9883

Re: Overbooking of Flights has become a major issue.

And that is the exact problem I have every time I transit in Atlanta their training is awful and you can't tell them anything hey just because you work for the company doesn't mean you know everything I remember once having to give the girl working at the check in counter my destination airport cod...

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by TVNWZ
Wed Apr 26, 2017 3:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Applies for Additional Havana frequency allocation
Replies: 9
Views: 1497

Re: Southwest Applies for Additional Havana frequency allocation

I also wonder how long airlines will put up with low loads and poor earnings just to sit on traffic rights which might take many years to mature if ever depending on political winds. Depends. I think airlines will get a lot more business when the tour operators slowly fall aside. IMHO, I think that...

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by TVNWZ
Wed Apr 26, 2017 3:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: China Southern buys 20 A350s
Replies: 26
Views: 6868

Re: China Southern buys 20 A350s

Trade war shot?

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by TVNWZ
Mon Apr 24, 2017 10:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Preliminary approval to St. Louis to explore putting its airport under private management
Replies: 17
Views: 1143

Re: Preliminary approval to St. Louis to explore putting its airport under private management

You are missing the point. It isn't the cost of the borrowing, it's the freedom to actually borrow from the money markets and banks. A State might not have the ability to extend borrowing to cover expansion of the airport facility, whereas by reconstituting it as a private company the shackles of h...

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by TVNWZ
Fri Apr 21, 2017 9:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Oscar Munoz opts out of UAL Chairman position
Replies: 37
Views: 7254

Re: Oscar Munoz opts out of UAL Chairman position

Reports say his contract was amended at his request as if it was structured he would be Chairman. So, I don't think it was the board's idea.

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by TVNWZ
Fri Apr 21, 2017 9:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Oscar Munoz opts out of UAL Chairman position
Replies: 37
Views: 7254

Re: Oscar Munoz opts out of UAL Chairman position

My bet is his health is not up to the rigors of the job. However, it will be portrayed that he is a casualty of the recent incidences.

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by TVNWZ
Tue Apr 18, 2017 7:20 pm
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Announcement: Airliners.net has been acquired by VerticalScope
Replies: 354
Views: 95629

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

So. When are the improvements going to hit?

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by TVNWZ
Fri Apr 14, 2017 9:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA Pilot's Union Does Company a Solid
Replies: 27
Views: 6082

Re: UA Pilot's Union Does Company a Solid

Harassed may be a little harsh, but you probably are not talking your way out of that ticket. :)

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by TVNWZ
Fri Apr 14, 2017 6:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA Pilot's Union Does Company a Solid
Replies: 27
Views: 6082

Re: UA Pilot's Union Does Company a Solid

Well union did say this: It is important to review these baseline facts: 1. This violent incident should never have happened and was a result of gross excessive force by Chicago Department of Aviation personnel. The cherry picked fact here is that there is no mention about, or discussion of, calling...

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by TVNWZ
Fri Apr 14, 2017 2:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA Pilot's Union Does Company a Solid
Replies: 27
Views: 6082

Re: UA Pilot's Union Does Company a Solid

Well, it did take them awhile.

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by TVNWZ
Fri Apr 14, 2017 2:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA Pilot's Union Does Company a Solid
Replies: 27
Views: 6082

UA Pilot's Union Does Company a Solid

http://finance.yahoo.com/news/infuriate ... 21180.html
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UA pilot's union bashes police/security for the fiasco at ORD. Of course, if law enforcement were not called things could have gone down better. Big solid for the company.

http://finance.yahoo.com/news/infuriate ... 21180.html

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by TVNWZ
Fri Apr 14, 2017 2:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta denied boarding compensation max now $9,950
Replies: 58
Views: 8904

Re: Delta denied boarding compensation max now $9,950

If the ratio is 10/2 why would you change and accept empty seats? Odds are in your favor to overbook.

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