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by Super80Fan
Sat Jul 21, 2018 4:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue restructuring operations, to lay off employees
Replies: 104
Views: 14567

Re: JetBlue restructuring operations, to lay off employees

I'm assuming B6 no longer has any employees up in Connecticut?

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by Super80Fan
Sat Jul 21, 2018 2:31 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Locations of ex-NW planes not yet parted out
Replies: 35
Views: 4163

Re: Locations of ex-NW planes not yet parted out

It's terrible that in this day and age you can't innocently contact and airport to arrange for pictures/tours because terrorists and trespassers in the video a few posts up ruin it. Now you got to stand a distance away and play the "I'm on public property, first amendment protected" card.

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by Super80Fan
Fri Jul 20, 2018 5:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sun Country Switch to Contractor at MSP Becomes Disaster
Replies: 68
Views: 7732

Re: Sun Country Switch to Contractor at MSP Becomes Disaster

Bye bye Sun Country. Wonder who will get the jet leases/MSP routes. Southwest? Alaska?

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by Super80Fan
Fri Jul 20, 2018 3:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus sells 25 A320neo to Wataniya Airways
Replies: 33
Views: 7702

Re: Airbus Sells 25 A320NEO To 1 Star Airline

Yeah, and? If they have the finances aircraft manufacturers will sell to them. Ryanair who has similar ratings is the largest 737-800 operator. Spirit, Frontier, and Allegiant all have orders with Airbus. This is a ridiculous thread.

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by Super80Fan
Thu Jul 19, 2018 5:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aerospace Industry Urged to Hire More Women Amid Labor Shortage
Replies: 3
Views: 322

Re: Aerospace Industry Urged to Hire More Women Amid Labor Shortage

Hiring more women (although I am certainly glad to see more females in the aviation industry) is like putting a bandaid on a bullet wound. The only fix to this is to cut costs for flight training and lower the 1,000-1,500 flight hour rule.

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by Super80Fan
Wed Jul 18, 2018 7:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why Doesn’t the US Have an Intl. Aviation Trade/Airshow?
Replies: 12
Views: 2274

Re: Why Doesn’t the US Have an Intl. Aviation Trade/Airshow?

So many people from so many countries wouldn’t be able to visit plus the US is too far away from the main population centres of the planet , too remote You are joking, correct? And if you were serious, which I hope you aren't, there is enough of the domestic population to have good attendance numbe...

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by Super80Fan
Wed Jul 18, 2018 3:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United & ExpressJet Hassle Pax Over Meds
Replies: 31
Views: 2933

Re: United & ExpressJet Hassle Pax Over Meds

People on this forum know it is rare that I defend United and even more rare that I defend ExpressJet. However in this case both of them are in the right. Assuming this aircraft is an E145, the aircraft CANNOT FIT LARGE SIZE CARRY-ONS. I don't care if you have the cure for cancer in there, if it isn...

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by Super80Fan
Wed Jul 18, 2018 3:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Thunderstorm/ATC Delays & Diversions: NYC/DC/PHL/BOS 7.17.18
Replies: 32
Views: 3811

Re: Thunderstorm/ATC Delays & Diversions: NYC/DC/PHL/BOS 7.17.18

This has been going on since before I was born, however every single airport in the world experiences bad weather of sorts and many can cope with it. Is it because of the sheer amount of traffic going into/out of JFK/LGA/EWR/PHL?

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by Super80Fan
Tue Jul 17, 2018 1:52 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Southwest Airlines going Peanut Free!
Replies: 153
Views: 9127

Re: Southwest Airlines going Peanut Free!

But an airplane is only incidentally a trigger risk. Serving peanuts on airplanes may be a custom or common practice, but it's not inherent to air travel, and if it can be changed to make it more accessible to everyone without restricting anyone's choices of airlines, seating options, etc. then tha...

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by Super80Fan
Mon Jul 16, 2018 11:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 797 Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 2580
Views: 318897

Re: Boeing 797 Discussion Thread - 2018

Looks like Boeing still faces some interesting challenges... https://leehamnews.com/2018/07/16/farnborough-boeing-reconsiders-metal-fuselage-for-nma-as-cost-remains-major-challenge/ ......and...... "GE still unconvinced about demand for 797" https://www.seattletimes.com/business/boeing-ae...

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by Super80Fan
Mon Jul 16, 2018 3:38 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Which Airports are at Full or almost Full Capacity?
Replies: 66
Views: 6672

Re: Which Airports are at Full or almost Full Capacity?

So if we have all of these "full" airports, why aren't we replacing 2-3 737 flights with a 767? Or 2-3 regional jet flights with an A320? Or 2-3 A320 flights with an A330? I know this used to be the way airlines operated for a while, flying L1011's/DC10's/747's/A300's on domestic routings.

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by Super80Fan
Mon Jul 16, 2018 3:25 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Does "Papa John" Schnatter really deserve this fallout?
Replies: 80
Views: 2206

Re: Does "Papa John" Schnatter really deserve this fallout?

Revelation wrote:

Chic-Fil-A goes down next.


Keep dreaming. Not going to happen.

Enjoy eating KFC where the founder is still in the name/logo yet casually threw around the "N" word.

Hypocrite.

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by Super80Fan
Mon Jul 16, 2018 2:13 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Air Rage Incidents - Are Airlines & TSA Partly To Blame?
Replies: 12
Views: 1279

Re: Air Rage Incidents - Are Airlines & TSA Partly To Blame?

The airlines are cheap pieces of crap in this country but I don't think they are to blame for others behavior. The TSA? Absolutely. I've had interactions with TSA agents who made by blood boil and almost made me attack them if I didn't have any self control.

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by Super80Fan
Sun Jul 15, 2018 6:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair FR7312 lost cabin pressure and diverted to HHN
Replies: 35
Views: 5905

Re: Ryanair FR7312 lost cabin pressure and diverted to HHN

Looks like Ryanair is saving money by phasing out cabin pressure. How is this airline still in business?

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by Super80Fan
Sun Jul 15, 2018 6:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will AirBlue ever fly to the US?
Replies: 6
Views: 1111

Re: Will AirBlue ever fly to the US?

neomax wrote:
They had A340's so the precedent is there, but what are the odds of it actually happening? Do they even have intentions of Int'l expansion?


Considering at the moment they only have 3 A320's and 5 A321's, not likely. Considering PIA doesn't even operate to the US anymore I don't give it much hope.

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by Super80Fan
Sat Jul 14, 2018 6:03 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Connecting through your old hometown
Replies: 15
Views: 530

Re: Connecting through your old hometown

LGA maybe? I've traveled to/from LGA a few times either by being picked up or dropped off by my family but there was one crazy routing I took on AA that had me connect through LGA from DCA to LGA to CLT. First time connecting through LGA and not going land-side. On a mileage run I also did connect o...

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by Super80Fan
Fri Jul 13, 2018 6:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta vs. Boeing
Replies: 51
Views: 8019

Re: Delta vs. Boeing

I mean, splitting orders is the name of the game now, airlines will take a deal wherever they can get them. Delta ordered the A330's/A350's/A321's while also getting in the 737-900, American ordered the A319/A321 while also getting in the 737/787's, UA while most of their recent orders have been Boe...

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by Super80Fan
Fri Jul 13, 2018 3:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FAA: Seat size not their concern
Replies: 124
Views: 12865

Re: FAA: Seat size not their concern

It's up to the passenger to plan for unforeseen circumstances. For example, when I fly, I wear cargo pants so my passport, wallet, phone, necessary medication and such are on my person at all times. I back up my phone and computer before I leave, just in case. I dress prepared on every flight and h...

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by Super80Fan
Fri Jul 13, 2018 3:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FAA: Seat size not their concern
Replies: 124
Views: 12865

Re: FAA: Seat size not their concern

I think that a 28" seat pitch is great. Not to sit in but it allows airlines like Spirit and Ryanair to do what they do best, get someone from A to B cheaply. If you want anything more than that you pay more. But having low prices puts downward pressure on the legacies. They have been selling ...

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by Super80Fan
Fri Jul 13, 2018 3:00 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: If you were to re-use an airline name
Replies: 20
Views: 795

Re: If you were to re-use an airline name

Northeast Airlines?

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by Super80Fan
Thu Jul 12, 2018 1:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta CSeries deliveries to begin this year
Replies: 195
Views: 44587

Re: Delta CSeries deliveries to begin this year

For long thin routes one keeps coming to mind for the C-series... HPN-LAX & HPN-SFO or other areas out west. When living in New York many colleagues lived in Westchester/ Greenwich and loved the DL service into HPN even with a connection. They would have paid top dollar for a flight out of HPN ...

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by Super80Fan
Thu Jul 12, 2018 1:18 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Southwest to Milwaukee and Back (with a surprise)
Replies: 6
Views: 1412

Re: Southwest to Milwaukee and Back (with a surprise)

Cool report, was this recent? I didn't realize there were some tan seat covers left on the -700's.

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by Super80Fan
Wed Jul 11, 2018 5:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Quick thinking Flight Attendant Saves Dog
Replies: 13
Views: 1429

Re: Quick thinking Flight Attendant Saves Dog

Cue the UA employees getting triggered. Kudos to JetBlue, that's because they hire actual flight attendants and not sky waitresses like over at United.

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by Super80Fan
Wed Jul 11, 2018 5:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Proposal: Flying Trains
Replies: 36
Views: 4341

Re: Proposal: Flying Trains

LVISA wrote:
I wonder if the Pan Am 707 in the background is Plan B... :D


Well in that case I hope they skip Plan A and go straight to Plan B!

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by Super80Fan
Wed Jul 11, 2018 5:21 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Southwest Airlines going Peanut Free!
Replies: 153
Views: 9127

Re: Southwest Airlines going Peanut Free!

No one should have to go to that much trouble for something that's not their fault. Who are the people who are having to go to so much trouble for something that is not their fault? But an airplane is only incidentally a trigger risk. Serving peanuts on airplanes may be a custom or common practice,...

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by Super80Fan
Wed Jul 11, 2018 5:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA 757s in old livery
Replies: 32
Views: 5919

Re: AA 757s in old livery

There are no 757's left with the old AA livery. The only ones that are left with the old livery are all of the MD80's (which will not be repainted) and two 737's (N905NN is in the AstroJet livery and N921NN is in the AA RetroJet livery). If anyone cares as well there are some Envoy E140's that are a...

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by Super80Fan
Tue Jul 10, 2018 10:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Orders 60 Airbus A220-300
Replies: 354
Views: 46854

Re: JetBlue Orders 60 Airbus A220-300

Didn't expect it to happen this soon. Congrats to Airbus and JetBlue! Can't wait to fly in one.

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by Super80Fan
Tue Jul 10, 2018 7:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Frontier Announces Lafayette, LA (LFT) to DEN & MCO
Replies: 26
Views: 2562

Re: Frontier Announces Lafayette, LA (LFT) to DEN & MCO

flyguy84 wrote:
Someone must of had a few drinks before pulling out the dart board. This won’t last long.


Yep, exactly what I was thinking.

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by Super80Fan
Tue Jul 10, 2018 5:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus rebrands C-Series to A220
Replies: 217
Views: 31282

Re: Airbus rebrands C-Series to A220

Great going Boeing. The only one who deserves praise here is Airbus for saving it.

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by Super80Fan
Tue Jul 10, 2018 3:37 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brett Kavanaugh is Trump's pick for SCOTUS
Replies: 205
Views: 3319

Re: Brett Kavanaugh is Trump's pick for SCOTUS

casinterest wrote:
Another White male for Trump's racist ,lying,cowardly agenda to take us back in time to our Jim Crow days. After all, this is what Trump's MAGA slogan is all about.

Good choice for his Nazi supporting white nationalist buddies in the GOP.


I hope you have some facts/sources to back that up.

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by Super80Fan
Tue Jul 10, 2018 3:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Orlando (MCO) spotting
Replies: 8
Views: 520

Re: Orlando (MCO) spotting

I've taken pictures of MCO in areas you can't imagine but then again, I was with a school group from an aviation school. We were in the operations office, the helipad on the roof of the terminal, in the mid-field fire-station etc. We also went through security though since we were air-side. Great pl...

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by Super80Fan
Tue Jul 10, 2018 2:57 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Southwest Airlines going Peanut Free!
Replies: 153
Views: 9127

Re: Southwest Airlines going Peanut Free!

...I don't get why people care so much about peanuts. I could care less if they are on board or not. Theyyyy dont care about peanuts... they care about shoving their opinions, "rights", freedoms and opinions in people's faces more than they do about being thoughtful or kind. Nobody NEEDS ...

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by Super80Fan
Tue Jul 10, 2018 2:13 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: A (slightly) unlucky summer '17 (10): Software glitch'd? (SkyWest Delta CRJ-200ER, MSP-GFK, Jun '17, w/pics & video TR)
Replies: 4
Views: 890

Re: A (slightly) unlucky summer '17 (10): Software glitch'd? (SkyWest Delta CRJ-200ER, MSP-GFK, Jun '17, w/pics & video

Excellent trip report, kind of disgusting how Delta openly prints in their in-flight magazine about the ME3 stealing jobs instead of competing against them....

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by Super80Fan
Tue Jul 10, 2018 1:22 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Southwest Airlines going Peanut Free!
Replies: 153
Views: 9127

Re: Southwest Airlines going Peanut Free!

I'll take those chances. Unless my jury is made up of people who have children with peanut allergies I'll be off scott free and celebrate with a package of peanut M&M's.

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by Super80Fan
Mon Jul 09, 2018 11:53 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Southwest Airlines going Peanut Free!
Replies: 153
Views: 9127

Re: Southwest Airlines going Peanut Free!

Agree Picarus. I would like to think most on here are grumpy and old, so not going to be around too much longer, but suspect quite the opposite is true, so despair at the future. Oh no, I am young, healthy, and more than willing to eat my own peanuts/nuts on every WN flight from here on out. Well t...

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by Super80Fan
Mon Jul 09, 2018 11:41 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Southwest Airlines going Peanut Free!
Replies: 153
Views: 9127

Re: Southwest Airlines going Peanut Free!

This seriously pisses me off. Gosh, how did people survive 50 years ago? Such a bunch of pansies these days. Grrrr. Shame on you WN for caving to such BS. The level of ‘compassion’ on this board gives me hope for humanity—not. The fact is the largest percentage of anaphylactic peanut and nut allerg...

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by Super80Fan
Mon Jul 09, 2018 11:27 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Southwest Airlines going Peanut Free!
Replies: 153
Views: 9127

Re: Southwest Airlines going Peanut Free!

For God sakes, so because a few people have peanut allergies, the rest of us get punished. Typical. What about the person that brings their own snack mix on board that includes peanuts? The truth of the matter is people with allergies have to be careful. There will always be a risk, so they should ...

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by Super80Fan
Mon Jul 09, 2018 11:09 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Southwest Airlines going Peanut Free!
Replies: 153
Views: 9127

Re: Southwest Airlines going Peanut Free!

This is already starting a bad precedence, I'm already seeing people calling for gluten free pretzels/snacks on top of this.

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by Super80Fan
Mon Jul 09, 2018 10:38 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Southwest Airlines going Peanut Free!
Replies: 153
Views: 9127

Re: Southwest Airlines going Peanut Free!

Can we bring Herb, Colleen, and the old WN FA's back please? I don't like the direction this company is headed. Delta is starting to look better and better (and they serve almonds!)

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by Super80Fan
Sun Jul 08, 2018 10:40 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: UAs next new thing?
Replies: 75
Views: 7633

Re: UAs next new thing?

questions wrote:
UA’s Next New Thing?

1. Finish what it has started
- completing all aspects of the Polaris rollout
- energizing and re-engaging the workforce
- improving the passenger experience

2. Fire Scott Kirby


Agree agree agree, especially with #2. Hoping #2 leads to all points in #1.

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by Super80Fan
Sun Jul 08, 2018 5:23 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: CEO DUI Dougie vs Regular Employee DUI Dougie
Replies: 16
Views: 636

Re: CEO DUI Dougie vs Regular Employee DUI Dougie

In another industry my friend got a DUI recently. He was being considered by another company for a bigger role, well known companies, middle management. They hired him anyway, even though he got a DUI in the past few months. He is a good person and made a mistake. A DUI doesn't mean you are an alco...

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by Super80Fan
Sun Jul 08, 2018 2:43 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: CEO DUI Dougie vs Regular Employee DUI Dougie
Replies: 16
Views: 636

CEO DUI Dougie vs Regular Employee DUI Dougie

Just wanted to discuss the hypocrisy of this. DUI Dougie at US Airways after his failed takeover of Delta goes driving, and gets arrested. He pleads guilty, pays a fine, and spends a day in jail. Comes out fine, still has his job as CEO of US Airways, and now is currently CEO at the World's largest ...

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by Super80Fan
Sun Jul 08, 2018 12:20 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Baby Trump will float above London!
Replies: 114
Views: 3328

Re: Baby Trump will float above London!

Can't we hate Trump and Barry Soetoro? I long for the days of the Bush's and Clinton's.

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by Super80Fan
Sat Jul 07, 2018 11:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest is America's favorite 'value airline' brand
Replies: 75
Views: 5667

Re: Southwest is America's favorite 'value airline' brand

I mean, no real surprise here who was going to win the "value" category Allegiant? Frontier? Spirit?

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by Super80Fan
Sat Jul 07, 2018 7:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cubana de Aviacion to add two jets in 2018
Replies: 34
Views: 7649

Re: Cubana de Aviacion to add two jets in 2018

just like the country. I find this to be an odd statement. Every Cuban has health care, dental care, a place to work, a place to live, food to eat and all the education he desires. Countries that pretend to be "advanced", like the United States (for example) should aspire to such a metric...

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by Super80Fan
Sat Jul 07, 2018 3:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What were the specifics of American's 2011 order for 460 Airbus jets?
Replies: 28
Views: 7390

Re: What were the specifics of American's 2011 order for 460 Airbus jets?

Yes that could be. Maybe also the A321 suited the US networks bes t & most other US operators drew the same conclusion later on. In reference to the big US Airways order, which is what I was replying to, the assumption was that the A320 fit their needs well since they bought it. I don't remembe...

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by Super80Fan
Fri Jul 06, 2018 6:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FAA: Seat size not their concern
Replies: 124
Views: 12865

Re: FAA: Seat size not their concern

These "new" 28 inch seats, no seat assignment, no carry-on bag, no changing your flight tickets replaced the old ones that included all that. The ones that include seat assignments, carry-on bags, changes etc are now more expensive. I don't think that is true. For the routes that I regula...

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by Super80Fan
Fri Jul 06, 2018 6:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FAA: Seat size not their concern
Replies: 124
Views: 12865

Re: FAA: Seat size not their concern

I think that a 28" seat pitch is great. Not to sit in but it allows airlines like Spirit and Ryanair to do what they do best, get someone from A to B cheaply. If you want anything more than that you pay more. But having low prices puts downward pressure on the legacies. They have been selling ...

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by Super80Fan
Fri Jul 06, 2018 1:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Embraer and Boeing Partnership confirmed
Replies: 665
Views: 75363

Re: Embraer and Boeing Partnership confirmed

Because 20 years ago Boeing didn’t cut them a deal? Good grief. If B6 needed an excuse, they need look no further than their own experiences with the Ejet. That, along with their E-Jet issues, along with Airbus now having a partnership with Bombardier. Well, I think that you probably are able to ho...

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by Super80Fan
Thu Jul 05, 2018 11:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FAA: Seat size not their concern
Replies: 124
Views: 12865

Re: FAA: Seat size not their concern

I think that a 28" seat pitch is great. Not to sit in but it allows airlines like Spirit and Ryanair to do what they do best, get someone from A to B cheaply. If you want anything more than that you pay more. But having low prices puts downward pressure on the legacies. They have been selling ...

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