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by FlyHappy
Mon Aug 13, 2018 3:52 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Alaska Airlines (allegedly?) deplanes allergic 15 year old UM instead of an emotional support cat
Replies: 80
Views: 6666

Re: Alaska Airlines (allegedly?) deplanes allergic 15 year old UM instead of an emotional support cat

who's to say that the seat the child was to occupy wasn't previously occupied by someone with a cat? Or the seat next to it... Airplanes are not deep cleaned between each flight. If someone is that sensitive to allergens then an public airplane seat is probably not a great idea. why do people make ...

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by FlyHappy
Mon Aug 13, 2018 3:42 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Alaska Airlines (allegedly?) deplanes allergic 15 year old UM instead of an emotional support cat
Replies: 80
Views: 6666

Re: Alaska Airlines (allegedly?) deplanes allergic 15 year old UM instead of an emotional support cat

What happened to the day when you just boarded your flight, got from point a to point b? No one got sick. Now you can’t even have peanuts on the flight. what happened to the day when the only animals in the cabin where served to you on a tray? This girl had a declared allergy (to the carrier) and a...

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by FlyHappy
Sat Aug 11, 2018 10:29 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: ViaAir strands passengers, denies compensation
Replies: 36
Views: 3836

Re: ViaAir strands passengers, denies compensation

DocLightning wrote:
while IANAL


ugh. I really don't like this acronym.
but, ViaAir is pretty shitty.

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by FlyHappy
Sat Aug 11, 2018 3:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: QX employee steals and crashes Q400 near SEA
Replies: 669
Views: 84403

Re: Updated: AS employee steals and crashes Q400 at SeaTac

Can someone explain why they didn’t shoot this plane down immediately? It’s a confirmed hijacked plane, flown erratically by a suicidal man over innocent people. What exactly were they waiting for? you don't just unleash a missile over the Seattle/Tacoma metro knee-jerk. you can't even be sure he's...

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by FlyHappy
Sat Aug 11, 2018 3:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: QX employee steals and crashes Q400 near SEA
Replies: 669
Views: 84403

Re: Updated: AS employee steals and crashes Q400 at SeaTac

I love the empathy for this guy's mental illness. And in fact I have no doubt that he was depressed/suicidal, so my heart goes out to him and his family. I just wonder if you guys would be so sympathetic if his name was Mohammed? Would it still be mental illness? I know you're not trying to take a ...

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by FlyHappy
Sat Aug 11, 2018 3:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Questions about inflight death of pax
Replies: 18
Views: 3437

Re: Questions about inflight death of pax

wow. 14 yo .
I know people pass away on airplane all the time, but it has to be exceedingly rare for it to be a child.
feel horrible for her family - to be in the air, and have no real medical resources to help your dying child. devastating.

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by FlyHappy
Sat Aug 11, 2018 2:45 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why does Emirates even serve alcohol to Dubai
Replies: 77
Views: 8230

Re: WHy does Emirates even serve alcohol to Dubai

No, and unless you were clearly drunk, there's no reason you would be. She wouldn't have been "a target" if she didn't have a visa issue and then started getting stroppy. You imply that this woman was "so stupid" for getting herself arrested, only because millions of others (you...

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by FlyHappy
Sat Aug 11, 2018 2:13 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: British Airways deboards Indian family over ‘crying’ of 3-year-old child
Replies: 92
Views: 6796

Re: British Airways deboards Indian family over ‘crying’ of 3-year-old child

How did you conclude that I chose to believe it's due to racism? I have explicitly mentioned in one of the previous comments that I am not suggesting it was due to racism. because, like any good politician, you actually did do it, without explicitly typing the words, and even in a post stated that ...

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by FlyHappy
Fri Aug 10, 2018 11:09 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why does Emirates even serve alcohol to Dubai
Replies: 77
Views: 8230

Re: WHy does Emirates even serve alcohol to Dubai

Well a law is only useful when you can arrest people based on it good idea. I propose that henceforth, EK cabin crew notate all pax who have consumed alcohol whilst onboard flights bound for Dubai. Upon disembarkation, a morals manifest shall be supplied to ground authorities, who will swiftly upho...

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by FlyHappy
Fri Aug 10, 2018 10:09 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why does Emirates even serve alcohol to Dubai
Replies: 77
Views: 8230

Re: WHy does Emirates even serve alcohol to Dubai

There is way more to this 'story' than is being reported in The Sun. I've lived and worked in Dubai, commuting every month between there and home. I've never had any problem with having consumed alcohol on the flight to Dubai (either EK or BA). Have you ever been asked by an Emirati Immigration off...

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by FlyHappy
Fri Aug 10, 2018 9:28 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why does Emirates even serve alcohol to Dubai
Replies: 77
Views: 8230

Re: WHy does Emirates even serve alcohol to Dubai

george77300 wrote:

REPORTED AS INVALID VISA

That is the reason for the arrest not alcohol.


Incorrect.
the invalid visa was reason for denial of entry into the country.
the alcohol content of her blood (she was tested, ya know), is what justified her arrest and detention.

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by FlyHappy
Fri Aug 10, 2018 9:12 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why does Emirates even serve alcohol to Dubai
Replies: 77
Views: 8230

Re: WHy does Emirates even serve alcohol to Dubai

Don't they need to serve alcohol to keep their #1 rating among American passengers?:) Or the european crowd that keeps making airlines land planes early due to someone drunk and unruly on the flight. See how easy it is to make a rude assumption online now. its a tongue-in-cheek reference to another...

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by FlyHappy
Fri Aug 10, 2018 9:10 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why does Emirates even serve alcohol to Dubai
Replies: 77
Views: 8230

Re: WHy does Emirates even serve alcohol to Dubai

I believe similar events have happend to males as well. But you're right, as a male you might have gotten a better chance of getting away with it. Sucks, but it is the way it is. of course. In no way am I suggesting that her gender is solely tied to the outcome. In every corner of the world women a...

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by FlyHappy
Fri Aug 10, 2018 8:44 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why does Emirates even serve alcohol to Dubai
Replies: 77
Views: 8230

Re: WHy does Emirates even serve alcohol to Dubai

There has to be waaaaaaay more to this story than meets the eye probably not much more than being in a dispute with the authorities there (invalid single use visa, entry not allowed), where she was probably too "assertive" and also foolishly admitted to having consumed wine on the flight....

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by FlyHappy
Fri Aug 10, 2018 6:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Trans-Atlantic Berlin
Replies: 68
Views: 6916

Re: Trans-Atlantic Berlin

But even with BER running, the problems will only be reduced by a very small bit. 1. BER will be running at or over design capacity when it opens 2. currently planed extensions are aiming at low cost carriers 3. it will have a night curfew 4. with 2 runways it will be badly slot limited during peak...

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by FlyHappy
Fri Aug 10, 2018 6:35 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Report: 'Emirates' - best carrier among the American travellers
Replies: 32
Views: 3151

Re: Report: 'Emirates' - best carrier among the American travellers

The point is simple: EK offers an exceptional in-flight service in all 3 classes (just compare the the quality and size of dinner and lunch meals served in economy class with those served on the likes of AA or UA - I'm not including DL as that's the best US airline indeed) and especially outstandin...

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by FlyHappy
Fri Aug 10, 2018 5:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Trans-Atlantic Berlin
Replies: 68
Views: 6916

Re: Trans-Atlantic Berlin

But even with BER running, the problems will only be reduced by a very small bit. 1. BER will be running at or over design capacity when it opens 2. currently planed extensions are aiming at low cost carriers 3. it will have a night curfew 4. with 2 runways it will be badly slot limited during peak...

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by FlyHappy
Fri Aug 10, 2018 4:33 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: British Airways deboards Indian family over ‘crying’ of 3-year-old child
Replies: 92
Views: 6796

Re: British Airways deboards Indian family over ‘crying’ of 3-year-old child

I bet if AI or 9W was involved the comments would be very diffent from both sides, Indians defending and non-Indians critisizing. If. For all its faults (look at my signature line) AI is unlikely to deplane a family of any nationality for offering biscuits to a crying baby. and given that you recog...

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by FlyHappy
Fri Aug 10, 2018 3:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Trans-Atlantic Berlin
Replies: 68
Views: 6916

Re: Trans-Atlantic Berlin

Coming to an end with this long monologue: If this city could fill multiple nonstop Flying aircraft to the USA in the early 1990s, why can’t we will them now, 25-30 years later, with a far better economic situation and a much larger catchment area? The city is underserved... Long monologues are fin...

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by FlyHappy
Fri Aug 10, 2018 3:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Trans-Atlantic Berlin
Replies: 68
Views: 6916

Re: Trans-Atlantic Berlin

The debate misses the point, there is no suitable airport. TXL is not build for long haul, much less for a hub operations. Waiting areas, security controls, baggage transportation - everything is running at way over design capacity. I don't think it does. Part of the debate revolves around the idea...

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by FlyHappy
Fri Aug 10, 2018 3:07 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: British Airways deboards Indian family over ‘crying’ of 3-year-old child
Replies: 92
Views: 6796

Re: British Airways deboards Indian family over ‘crying’ of 3-year-old child

Wasn't there another recent incident of BA FA's rant on snapchat about Nigerians? Oh yeah. To the many posters who have defended BA here purely on the belief that such a thing will never be done by a BA crew member, there is clearly some precedence for deplorable behaviour by BA crew. Link to the i...

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by FlyHappy
Fri Aug 10, 2018 2:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Trans-Atlantic Berlin
Replies: 68
Views: 6916

Re: Trans-Atlantic Berlin

... Berlin, as sad as it may sound, and trust me, I live in this city and love it for what it is, will always remain econically insignificant and therefore only attract tourists for a weekend getaway on a dirtcheap low-cost carrier ticket as well as people in search of something they hope to find h...

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by FlyHappy
Fri Aug 10, 2018 2:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Trans-Atlantic Berlin
Replies: 68
Views: 6916

Re: Trans-Atlantic Berlin

Travel time between Rostock and Tegel Airport and Rostock and Hamburg Airport is the same. Slightly above 2 hours. People might go both ways. But the main point is, see above, same case as with Prague, Hamburg is totally underserved, too. In my opinion even more underserved as Berlin, because its t...

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by FlyHappy
Fri Aug 10, 2018 6:25 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Report: 'Emirates' - best carrier among the American travellers
Replies: 32
Views: 3151

Re: Report: 'Emirates' - best carrier among the American travellers

I agree with 1%.. or less each year. TBH the ME3 don't work for USA travelers. Wanna go to euro... can't. wanna go to South America? Cant. Wanna spend twice as long in a plane to Asia? Sure... ME3 only works for Africa/ Middle East/ India.... Thats it. I'll take a punt that most of America's int'l ...

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by FlyHappy
Fri Aug 10, 2018 6:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Trans-Atlantic Berlin
Replies: 68
Views: 6916

Re: Trans-Atlantic Berlin

Berlin is not the largest urban area by far in Germany. Within the city limits, yes. fine, not "by far", but still - the largest. In any case, Berlin is not that bad as many posters point it here. I.e. Berlin has the strongest population growth in Germany, and that is partially due to tec...

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by FlyHappy
Fri Aug 10, 2018 5:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Trans-Atlantic Berlin
Replies: 68
Views: 6916

Re: Trans-Atlantic Berlin

I can see a TXL-MIA flight being successful. A month or two back I flew TXL-MAD, and the amount of pax connecting onto MIA was quite astonishing. I'm thinking you were seeing a pretty seasonal thing. Not sure that's gonna work outside of summer. There's just too much cheap capacity running thru CDG...

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by FlyHappy
Fri Aug 10, 2018 5:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Trans-Atlantic Berlin
Replies: 68
Views: 6916

Re: Trans-Atlantic Berlin

I have heard Berlin is very attractive to younger people. Is this true and if so a sign that it will one day generate more traffic? no correlation. young people traffic doesn't establish mid/long routes, old people traffic does....... all about the money. what's interesting to me is the historical ...

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by FlyHappy
Fri Aug 10, 2018 4:43 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: ViaAir strands passengers, denies compensation
Replies: 36
Views: 3836

Re: ViaAir strands passengers, denies compensation

sounds like Via has been headed down this road for a long time, and this could be the end (forcibly would be best really - euthanized). SY refunded tickets and passengers could either go find another flight or just go home. With Via Air, the passengers can't just go home because the airline flew the...

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by FlyHappy
Fri Aug 10, 2018 4:05 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Report: 'Emirates' - best carrier among the American travellers
Replies: 32
Views: 3151

Re: Report: 'Emirates' - best carrier among the American travellers

According to a new report conducted by yougov, a data company, Emirates was the rated the best among the American travelers beating British Airways, Delta, American Airlines and Lufthansa. It was also found that the American travellers are more likely to recommend the airlines to family and friends...

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by FlyHappy
Thu Aug 09, 2018 4:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus formally list 251t A330neo
Replies: 95
Views: 14957

Re: Airbus formally list 251t A330neo

Now could please someone explain, in non-fanboyish terms if possible, why isn't the A330neo selling well? The classic A330 has been a huge success, and the Neo costs considerably less than a 787 while, as I understand it, the latter is not always more profitable on medium-haul routes. What is the f...

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by FlyHappy
Thu Aug 02, 2018 2:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Caraibes A350 3-4-3 in Y
Replies: 37
Views: 5727

Re: Air Caraibes A350 3-4-3 in Y

I know its all photographic perspective, but the aisles look too narrow easily traverse.
I'm sure someone will tell me that the aisle width is identical to 737 or something, but still.... looks horrifying.

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by FlyHappy
Wed Oct 18, 2017 5:38 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: checked baggage allowances & bikini fares
Replies: 17
Views: 1515

Re: checked baggage allowances & bikini fares

I'm dubious carriers will really reduce fares in this manner...... unless Norwegian starts a TPAC subsidiary :)

Personally, I'm in favor of "weight surcharge" - pax + lugguage on a scale !
Never gonna happen, but I think its the right way to do it.

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by FlyHappy
Tue Oct 17, 2017 5:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Potential of a Boeing+Embraer j/v?
Replies: 37
Views: 4979

Re: Potential of a Boeing+Embraer j/v?

I see no obvious synergies. Unless US scope clauses can change to Embraers / JV benefit. Considering the politicization of how Boeing/DOC/Administration have been operating recently, perhaps POTUS can negotiate that change. Cuz thats what he's good at I'm told. Making deals. This is not off-topic. I...

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by FlyHappy
Mon Oct 16, 2017 7:06 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Economics of Chinese Airframes
Replies: 14
Views: 3132

Re: Economics of Chinese Airframes

I have heard the same. Once the plane is FAA and EASA certified it will take a major chunk of the orders from Airbus and Boeing as it is not only more efficient, but also cheaper. Wouldnt be surprised to see a major order from Air Asia, Ryanair, Easyjet or even legacy carriers like LH. Not a chance...

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by FlyHappy
Mon Oct 16, 2017 7:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 797 Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 2796
Views: 339655

Re: Boeing officially forms program office to flesh out 797 plans

Alan Joyce says its a widebody and economics look good https://www.ausbt.com.au/qantas-eyes-boeing-737-max-boeing-797-for-domestic-fleet Interesting. This is the most definitive statement I've heard from an actual customer that specifically cites the need and the (presumed) solution, in the form we...

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by FlyHappy
Mon Oct 16, 2017 7:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 797 Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 2796
Views: 339655

Re: Boeing officially forms program office to flesh out 797 plans

That would probably be too much capacity to what have been proposed, hence most likely it won't go to 8-abreast, and could instead be 7-abreast. As a widebody it could also start at a length shorter than A321 7 abreast can't match the economics of a 6 abreast. Assuming 18inch seats and 18inch aisle...

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by FlyHappy
Mon Oct 16, 2017 6:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest and the 787 or 797?
Replies: 13
Views: 2889

Re: Southwest and the 787 or 797?

heya, whoa now. It's called "Middle of Market" for a reason - ie, in between 737 and 787. Its not meant to, nor will it replace 737. Boeing will have to clean sheet a replacement for Ms Durable on the next go around, but 797 ain't it! Having said that, maybe Boeing shocks us all with a dua...

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by FlyHappy
Mon Oct 16, 2017 6:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chances of American in Iceland?
Replies: 41
Views: 5131

Re: Chances of American or United in Iceland?

I think the yields are low. Icelandair and Wow does a really good job of connecting quite a few northern US cities. Obviously their business model is mostly based on European connection via KEF, which neither AA or UA need.
Not sure what DL's motivation is.

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by FlyHappy
Mon Oct 16, 2017 5:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest and the 787 or 797?
Replies: 13
Views: 2889

Re: Southwest and the 787 or 797?

Seems extremely unlikely as they've been happy and exceedingly profitable with their current, limiting philosophy. As long as they are content being a big fish in (to this point) the biggest pond, without visiting the "outside world", I can't see it happening. Oh, and heaven forbid they're...

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by FlyHappy
Mon Oct 16, 2017 4:56 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Economics of Chinese Airframes
Replies: 14
Views: 3132

Re: Economics of Chinese Airframes

firstly, we have to accept the fact that Comac can to some extent, build a complex product at a lower cost than the western duopoly. Not by a gigantic margin, but its something. They do have lower labor, overhead and probably regulatory costs. Of course, there will be orders placed by domestic carri...

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by FlyHappy
Mon Oct 16, 2017 4:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 797 Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 2796
Views: 339655

Re: Boeing officially forms program office to flesh out 797 plans

Alan Joyce says its a widebody and economics look good https://www.ausbt.com.au/qantas-eyes-boeing-737-max-boeing-797-for-domestic-fleet Interesting. This is the most definitive statement I've heard from an actual customer that specifically cites the need and the (presumed) solution, in the form we...

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by FlyHappy
Mon Oct 16, 2017 4:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Finally Announces Intentions to Serve Hawaii
Replies: 457
Views: 58426

Re: Southwest Finally Announces Intentions to Serve Hawaii

Another factor is "bags fly free" - for me, a terrible thing. Simply because when traveling with my kids, I always need to check bags, and so I compete with planeloads of others queuing with their free-to-check steamer trunks; on virtually every other carrier, the bag drop queue is much m...

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by FlyHappy
Mon Oct 16, 2017 3:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Finally Announces Intentions to Serve Hawaii
Replies: 457
Views: 58426

Re: Southwest Finally Announces Intentions to Serve Hawaii

2. The reason I prefer AA to ORD/DFW is because of the airport, not because of the airline. ORD/DFW are more convenient airports (to get to) than MDW/DAL IMO, and since WN refuses to fly into either, I go with AA. Now, technically AA doesn’t fly mainline on BNA-ORD (though I expect that will eventu...

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by FlyHappy
Mon Oct 16, 2017 3:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Finally Announces Intentions to Serve Hawaii
Replies: 457
Views: 58426

Re: Southwest Finally Announces Intentions to Serve Hawaii

they take care of their customers when IRROPS happen, and they are honest and open in communications to customers when those irregularities do happen. To me, that's more important than onboard gimmicks. As for the 737, it's my least favorite narrowbody as a passenger, but the cabin cross-section is...

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by FlyHappy
Mon Oct 16, 2017 3:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Finally Announces Intentions to Serve Hawaii
Replies: 457
Views: 58426

Re: Southwest Finally Announces Intentions to Serve Hawaii

they take care of their customers when IRROPS happen, and they are honest and open in communications to customers when those irregularities do happen. To me, that's more important than onboard gimmicks. As for the 737, it's my least favorite narrowbody as a passenger, but the cabin cross-section is...

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by FlyHappy
Mon Oct 16, 2017 3:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Finally Announces Intentions to Serve Hawaii
Replies: 457
Views: 58426

Re: Southwest Finally Announces Intentions to Serve Hawaii

^^^^^^^^ If I can throw my two cents here, my only issues with WN are that they don't codeshare with any other airline (making international travel difficult) and they don't always fly into a city's primary airport (such as Chicago and Dallas, I'd much rather fly into ORD and DFW in those cities re...

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by FlyHappy
Mon Oct 16, 2017 3:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Finally Announces Intentions to Serve Hawaii
Replies: 457
Views: 58426

Re: Southwest Finally Announces Intentions to Serve Hawaii

Can you help me understand how WN is suboptimal for kids? I've taken my kids (now 4 and 7, both flew for the first time at less than a year) all over North America and the Caribbean on WN. Between WN and a legacy on which I have status, it's a close call depending on the legacy and the status. Betw...

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by FlyHappy
Sun Oct 15, 2017 10:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Finally Announces Intentions to Serve Hawaii
Replies: 457
Views: 58426

Re: Southwest Finally Announces Intentions to Serve Hawaii

They had damn well better install plugs between the seats if they're serious about these Hawaii flights. Hell, they should've installed them in the first place when they announced in-flight wifi! My laptop, iPad Mini, and iPhone 7 all will power themselves for five hours. Whenever you board an airp...

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by FlyHappy
Sun Oct 15, 2017 6:01 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Should United bring back the Tulip?
Replies: 115
Views: 11876

Re: Should United bring back the Tulip?

KentB27 wrote:
Am I the only person who really enjoys the golden globe and will be sad to see it go?


Yes. Yes you are :)
The Globe works for the name "Continental". It just doesn't work with "United", IMO.
Both should go, for a clean slate.

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