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by F27500
Mon Jun 25, 2018 12:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Airline crews still funny?
Replies: 32
Views: 1739

Re: Southwest Airline crews still funny?

… the queen who danced during his demo … the other queen who thought she was Joan Rivers …. the rapper … the stupid jokes … the overused WN "cuteness" …. I think it's unprofessional. And these are not people who pax will look to in an emergency as authority figures. It really ain't cute. ...

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by F27500
Sun Jun 24, 2018 11:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Airline crews still funny?
Replies: 32
Views: 1739

Re: Southwest Airline crews still funny?

… the queen who danced during his demo … the other queen who thought she was Joan Rivers …. the rapper … the stupid jokes … the overused WN "cuteness" …. I think it's unprofessional. And these are not people who pax will look to in an emergency as authority figures. It really ain't cute. A...

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by F27500
Sun Jun 24, 2018 5:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why no JFK/LGA-BDL service?
Replies: 63
Views: 4334

Re: Why no JFK/LGA-BDL service?

Yep .. that was what my "to speak of" was referring to. A ratty, small old 757 to DUB isn't really anything to get too excited over. . And they're getting a subsidy or some sort of of revenue guarantee from the airport for it too, aren't they? Once that runs out, EI is gone. Just like NW ...

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by F27500
Sat Jun 23, 2018 2:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA upgauging GUM-NRT back to 777
Replies: 16
Views: 3463

Re: UA upguaging GUM-NRT back to 777

THAT many people actually go to Guam ? Why?

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by F27500
Fri Jun 22, 2018 10:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why no JFK/LGA-BDL service?
Replies: 63
Views: 4334

Re: Why no JFK/LGA-BDL service?

There is regularly scheduled service to Dublin out of BDL. Yep .. that was what my "to speak of" was referring to. A ratty, small old 757 to DUB isn't really anything to get too excited over. . And they're getting a subsidy or some sort of of revenue guarantee from the airport for it too,...

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by F27500
Fri Jun 22, 2018 10:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why no JFK/LGA-BDL service?
Replies: 63
Views: 4334

Re: Why no JFK/LGA-BDL service?

Many carriers have done variations on the NYC-BDL route in the past mostly for connections via JFK/LGA/EWR; not as an O & D market. Its been everything from Twin Otters up to L-1011s over the years! Nowadays (with the exception of anything overseas to speak of), you can fly nonstop outta BDL to...

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by F27500
Fri Jun 22, 2018 6:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why no JFK/LGA-BDL service?
Replies: 63
Views: 4334

Re: Why no JFK/LGA-BDL service?

So what do most people do if they live in the Hartford area and want to fly to Europe without significant backtracking? Drive to JFK, EWR, or BOS? Or fly through DUB, YYZ, or a relatively close hub like PHL? I live about 30 mins south of Hartford and most people I know do Boston if going overseas. ...

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by F27500
Fri Jun 22, 2018 6:17 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Wizz Air starts charging for all hand luggage (sort of)
Replies: 22
Views: 2044

Re: Wizz Air starts charging for all hand luggage (sort of)

Your post made it even more confusing.

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by F27500
Fri Jun 22, 2018 6:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AUS to become a Delta Focus City
Replies: 238
Views: 22787

Re: AUS to become a Delta Focus City

I give this about 6 months until JetBlue kicks DL's behind there...then DL "un-focuses" AUS ... pretending it was never that big a deal to them anyway. Watch.
(Besides it'll be mostly RJs anyway).

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by F27500
Fri Jun 22, 2018 5:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why no JFK/LGA-BDL service?
Replies: 63
Views: 4334

Re: Why no JFK/LGA-BDL service?

Many carriers have done variations on the NYC-BDL route in the past mostly for connections via JFK/LGA/EWR; not as an O & D market. Its been everything from Twin Otters up to L-1011s over the years! Nowadays (with the exception of anything overseas to speak of), you can fly nonstop outta BDL to ...

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by F27500
Fri Jun 22, 2018 2:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Elite Airways Route Changes
Replies: 40
Views: 5009

Re: Elite Airways Route Changes

I see on their website they're offering IFP-PHX for $99. How long have they been flying that? That is not worth the airport hassle. It's not that bad of a drive. Having lived in northern AZ for years, I thought the same. Horrible flight time into IFP as aircraft flies IFP PHX RST PHX IFP. OK .. i'l...

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by F27500
Mon Jun 18, 2018 4:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bahamasair To Purchase 737-700
Replies: 13
Views: 3281

Re: Bahamasair To Purchase 737-700

I heard that UP has no cabin service whatsoever on their flights. Is this true? They operate segments that surely should have at least a beverage service. What is provided on their IAH route?

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by F27500
Sun Jun 17, 2018 10:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Central Illinois Regional Airport Gets Two New Destinations
Replies: 14
Views: 2523

Re: Central Illinois Regional Airport Gets Two New Destinations

Cape Air with Cessna 402s. Everyone on here wets themselves with excitement over Cape Air announcements, it seems.

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by F27500
Sat Jun 16, 2018 3:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Niugini Dash8 burned by protestors
Replies: 50
Views: 8020

Re: Air Niugini Dash8 burned by protestors

… I hate when that happens.

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by F27500
Sat Jun 16, 2018 2:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Niugini Dash8 burned by protestors
Replies: 50
Views: 8020

Re: Air Niugini Dash8 burned by protestors

Excuse me …. can I get my bag back ??

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by F27500
Fri Jun 15, 2018 4:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PSA Cancelations
Replies: 46
Views: 7227

Re: PSA Outage

I hate when that happens.

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by F27500
Mon Jun 11, 2018 9:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why KLM don‘t serve KEF ?
Replies: 41
Views: 6468

Re: Why KLM don‘t serve KEF ?

Its absolutely amazing to see how Iceland has exploded in the past several years. I remember back as recently as the 80s when your only option to get to Iceland was to that old Quonset hut Keflavik terminal on Icelandair in a DC8 or 727 (or an F27 into REK from the Faeroe Islands!). Beautiful place ...

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by F27500
Mon Jun 11, 2018 9:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airports where pax had to use stairs to board 747, DC-10, L-1011
Replies: 225
Views: 12304

Re: Airports where pax had to use stairs to board 747, DC-10, L-1011

I boarded an Eastern L1011 at Hartford-BDL via airstairs in 1976 …. and in Orlando in 1977 (old terminal)

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by F27500
Sun Jun 10, 2018 2:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SY flight from MSP - LAS forgets the luggage!
Replies: 49
Views: 7163

Re: SY flight from MSP - LAS forgets the luggage!

Classy operation. Just like when they abandoned an entire plane load of pax in Mexico at the end of winter after a supposed wx cancellation … but then justified telling these pax to find their own way home "because it was a seasonal service that had ended for the year" and they had no plan...

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by F27500
Sat Jun 09, 2018 11:33 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Fatal Incident Where Plane Returned to Service
Replies: 95
Views: 11927

Re: Fatal Incident Where Plane Returned to Service

N656PA, the Pan Am 747-121 operating flight 73 the day of the Karachi hijacking in 1986, was returned to service with some very obviously patched bullet holes in the cabin interior. Ummm really? Are there any pictures or citations for that? I've read elsewhere that PanAm patched up the airplane in ...

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by F27500
Sat Jun 09, 2018 11:31 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Fatal Incident Where Plane Returned to Service
Replies: 95
Views: 11927

Re: Fatal Incident Where Plane Returned to Service

One would think that if an accident involved fatalities, the airline would remove that aircraft from service out of respect for the victims and their families following your logic then... a road where someone died in a car accident should be closed off permenently.. a hospital should be closed and ...

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by F27500
Fri Jun 08, 2018 6:09 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Fatal Incident Where Plane Returned to Service
Replies: 95
Views: 11927

Re: Fatal Incident Where Plane Returned to Service

One would think that if an accident involved fatalities, the airline would remove that aircraft from service out of respect for the victims and their families following your logic then... a road where someone died in a car accident should be closed off permenently.. a hospital should be closed and ...

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by F27500
Wed Jun 06, 2018 9:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Elite Airways Route Changes
Replies: 40
Views: 5009

Re: Elite Airways Route Changes

another genius one was PWM-MBS-APF...since discontined..but...seriously??? HUH???? Portland-Saginaw-Naples You sure about that? http://www.airliners.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=1382511&start=200 not sure if its posting properly since Im doing it from my little phone. its in the A.Net thre...

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by F27500
Wed Jun 06, 2018 8:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Elite Airways Route Changes
Replies: 40
Views: 5009

Re: Elite Airways Route Changes

another genius one was PWM-MBS-APF...since discontined..but...seriously???

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by F27500
Wed Jun 06, 2018 6:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Any News on Silver ATR?
Replies: 9
Views: 1578

Re: ANY NEWS on SILVER ATR.....?

They received the first one, that ferried (thru South America) a few months ago. Have they received additional frames ? I did know about their PR disaster in HSV however expected introduction of new airplane to be smoother....Looking for ANY other info?? curious..what was their PR disaster in HSV a...

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by F27500
Wed Jun 06, 2018 3:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Elite Airways Route Changes
Replies: 40
Views: 5009

Re: Elite Airways Route Changes

Balloonchaser wrote:
I would love to see them come back to ISP. But after what happened, I doubt they would even dare come back

what happened in ISP?

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by F27500
Wed Jun 06, 2018 12:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Elite Airways Route Changes
Replies: 40
Views: 5009

Re: Elite Airways Route Changes

There is some SERIOUS crack smoking going on at the HQ of this bizarre little operation.

Its like some little kid is sitting in front of a map, sticking pins in and then shaking them all off 5 minutes later. Who is funding this silly mess?

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by F27500
Wed Jun 06, 2018 12:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CU Suspends Domestic Flights Until At Least September.
Replies: 10
Views: 2308

Re: CU Suspends Domestic Flights Until At Least September.

why arent their friends The Russians jumping in to help?

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by F27500
Fri May 04, 2018 4:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: F9 Contract Employee Murdered on PHL Ramp by Fellow Employee
Replies: 31
Views: 10718

Re: F9 Contract Employee Murdered on PHL Ramp by Fellow Employee

oldannyboy wrote:
Gritty Philly never ceases to amaze me. This would be unthinkable in Europe.

Don't get me wrong: I still love Philly but boy, what a gritty place it is!


"gritty" ... uh .. more like another word that rhymes with it .. .

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by F27500
Fri May 04, 2018 4:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA Express FA Appeared 'Drunk or Stoned' on Flight
Replies: 35
Views: 6002

Re: UA Express FA Appeared 'Drunk or Stoned' on Flight

She was down at Charlie's gettn drunk! ATTAGIRL !!

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by F27500
Fri May 04, 2018 12:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's up with Spirit Airlines?
Replies: 28
Views: 4010

Re: What's up with Spirit Airlines?

WE did a RT BDL-MYR on Spirit last year and expected it to be bad. It was pretty decent. Fare was amazing ($145 RT) and even though the seats were tight, they were perfectly OK for a 90 minute flight .. which ran on time both ways. Crews were nice, plane was clean. That having been said, though .. I...

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by F27500
Wed May 02, 2018 4:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Silver ATR to SJU?
Replies: 14
Views: 2138

Re: SILVER ATR to SJU?

FLL-SJU in an ATR42 ??

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by F27500
Wed May 02, 2018 12:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Volotea 717 Fire at OVD
Replies: 23
Views: 3888

Re: Volotea 717 Fire at OVD

Indeed a scary situation. It looks like the flight was delayed for almost 8 hours, departing OVD just after midnight: https://www.google.com/search?q=V7+3831&rlz=1C1CHBF_enUS761US761&oq=V7+3831+&aqs=chrome..69i57j69i61&sourceid=chrome&ie=UTF-8 ... with a different airplane, I ho...

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by F27500
Mon Apr 30, 2018 9:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta shifting SkyWest flights to LGA
Replies: 32
Views: 5767

Re: Delta shifting SkyWest flights to LGA

How do they keep crews when they shift so drastically around like this ?

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by F27500
Sun Apr 29, 2018 6:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: China Threatens U.S. Airlines Over Taiwan References
Replies: 33
Views: 6651

Re: China Threatens U.S. Airlines Over Taiwan References

Airlines (and governments of the other countries involved) should just tell China to get over themselves. And if China decides to screw with airlines from particular countries? Fine. Then we just retaliate. Chinese carriers no longer fly here. Siimple.

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by F27500
Sat Apr 28, 2018 8:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Tahiti Nui reveal brand refresh
Replies: 88
Views: 22017

Re: Air Tahiti Nui reveal brand refresh

AOMlover wrote:
It looks like the heart of the flower is shaped like the face of a woman:
Image


.... who has blood pouring out of her neck. very cheerful! (and a rip off of HA with the "face in a flower" motif.

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by F27500
Fri Apr 27, 2018 4:01 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: The Public's View on Flight Attendants
Replies: 79
Views: 7844

Re: The Public's View on Flight Attendants

The flight attendant position is (and will always be) linked to the earlier “stewardess” days when it WAS all about service, friendliness, personality and looks. Certainly its not any more. That, and the fact that airlines do still expect their FAs to provide beverage/food service to its customers. ...

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by F27500
Fri Apr 27, 2018 3:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lower-deck passenger sleeping facilities - Is this Airbus' way of making the A330 sell better?
Replies: 49
Views: 9516

Re: Lower-deck passenger sleeping facilities - Is this Airbus' way of making the A330 sell better?

I don't see any airline giving up valuable cargo space in order to put nooky-bunks in for passengers. Bad idea -- no one will buy it.

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by F27500
Thu Apr 26, 2018 8:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 'Flying Under the Influence' charges against Air Transat Pilots dropped.
Replies: 21
Views: 3468

Re: 'Flying Under the Influence' charges against Air Transat Pilots dropped.

And hopefully the airline "surprises" them with the breathylizer daily from this point on. Eh?

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by F27500
Thu Apr 26, 2018 7:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Major order for the SSJ
Replies: 44
Views: 11570

Re: Major order for the SSJ

And .. whats the status of the Interjet SSJ100 fleet? Last I knew, the majority of the fleet was parked .. being cannibalized to keep 2 flying.

More real quality from Russia.

Those airlines in Iran would be better to keep flying their 707s and 727s.

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by F27500
Wed Apr 25, 2018 4:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why didn't EA/CO Merge?
Replies: 20
Views: 3065

Re: Why didn't EA/CO Merge?

And yet the merge of Continental - PeoplExpress - New York Air all at the same time .. that went GREAT huh!?! ;) ;)

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by F27500
Wed Apr 25, 2018 12:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue to announce new destinations today 4/25
Replies: 133
Views: 18177

Re: JetBlue to announce new destinations today

Bozeman, Montana ... theres a biggy. .. . why ?

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by F27500
Tue Apr 24, 2018 9:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United at PVD - Service Level Desparity
Replies: 27
Views: 3719

Re: United at PVD - Service Level Desparity

So weird to think that as recently as the 90s, we'd see only mainline jets on on these routes where we now see 50 and 70 seat RJs. And less frequency in many cases. I remember PVD having 727s, MD80s on AA to ORD, 757s, 727s, 737s on UA to ORD .. 757s, 727s to ATL on DL BDL even had widebodies on the...

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by F27500
Mon Apr 23, 2018 11:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS (OO) drops DAL-DCA/LGA in October
Replies: 3
Views: 1003

Re: AS (OO) drops DAL-DCA/LGA in October

Silly routes for them anyway - -they were just desperation routes Virgin America was trying as they were gasping for breath.

No reason AS would keep themselves on silliness like DAL-LGA/DCA .. esp with WN right there doing it too ---

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by F27500
Mon Apr 23, 2018 10:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Passenger Forcibly Removed off an AA Flight @ MIA
Replies: 42
Views: 5749

Re: Passenger Forcibly Removed off an AA Flight @ MIA

Ohhhh now .. he was just bein friendly !

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by F27500
Sun Apr 22, 2018 10:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar Airways/Air Italy decline paint job of first A330 into new livery, first 737MAX8 painting revealed
Replies: 76
Views: 20189

Re: Qatar Airways/Air Italy decline paint job of first A330 into new livery, first 737MAX8 painting revealed

Absolutely NOTHING about that idiotic "livery" says ITALY.

All white -- cheesy font .. and what looks like blue and purple specks that someone vomited up all over the tail ... that's sad .... that's all they could come up with ?

Another one with no branding. Bravo.

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by F27500
Sun Apr 22, 2018 1:22 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: ~ Karibu tena ~ Air France | Paris – Nairobi Inaugural | B789
Replies: 12
Views: 5666

Re: ~ Karibu tena ~ Air France | Paris – Nairobi Inaugural | B789

Fantastic report. Yours are always amazing. Love the pics and all the detail you provide. I know its a lot of work putting one of these together and when such an interesting trip, route & set of carriers and aircraft come along, its a must-read. Great job and please keep them coming ! You never ...

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by F27500
Fri Apr 20, 2018 12:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austrian Airlines Brand Refresh and New Livery
Replies: 64
Views: 14322

Re: Austrian Airlines Brand Refresh and New Livery

Another all-white bore.

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