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by neomax
Mon Jan 22, 2018 3:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The decline in Gulf Air and Etihad: The common link- James Hogan
Replies: 0
Views: 111

The decline in Gulf Air and Etihad: The common link- James Hogan

I was chatting with an old friend of mine whilst I was in Abu Dhabi for work recently, and during lunch we were talking about the relative decline he had noticed in EY as of late, and he brought up a very interesting point: James Hogan had resigned from EY after the spectacular failure in AB and AZ ...

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by neomax
Sun Jan 21, 2018 4:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Serial Stowaway Managed to Fly to London from ORD
Replies: 21
Views: 3654

Re: Serial Stowaway Managed to Fly to London from ORD

First of all, how does she get past TSA without a boarding pass or other documents that should be required to enter the 'sterile' zone. Some TSA supervisors and employees that allowed this to happen need to be fired or otherwise disciplined. They also need to be much stricter in enforcement procedu...

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by neomax
Sun Jan 21, 2018 4:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates signs a commitment for 36 additional A380's
Replies: 388
Views: 43078

Re: Emirates signs a commitment for 36 additional A380's

Everyone has a price. Airbus is not immune to this. If anyone can make Airbus an offer that they can't turn down, it's Emirates. EK has proven itself to singlehandedly be responsible as the reason the world's largest passenger airplane continues to live on for at least another decade or two and that...

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by neomax
Sun Jan 21, 2018 3:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA IAH-SYD starts 18 January 2018
Replies: 47
Views: 8145

Re: UA IAH-SYD starts 18 January 2018

B737900ER wrote:
And while SFO may employ the most tech ops workers I would hardly refer to it as the main maintenance base.


I mean they don't call it the Superbay for nothing! :D

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by neomax
Sun Jan 21, 2018 2:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United reduces fuel consumption by 170K gallons a year by switching to lighter paper
Replies: 32
Views: 5368

Re: United reduces fuel consumption by 170K gallons a year by switching to lighter paper

I love all the people on here just brushing this off as crumbs. Well, 170k gallons is a lot. And also, procurement costs will more than likely be cheaper as well. That money will easily renovate a lounge. All by reducing the weight of paper used. Very interesting. And yes, it is important. Let's no...

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by neomax
Sun Jan 21, 2018 12:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA IAH-SYD starts 18 January 2018
Replies: 47
Views: 8145

Re: UA IAH-SYD starts 18 January 2018

Apart from some domestic inter-hub flying Sydney is currently the only 787 route from IAH. They are therefore going to be using Sydney as a bridge to rotate the aircraft in and out of Houston, and aircraft swaps are going to be fairly common on this route. Cheers, so I take it SFO will be the most ...

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by neomax
Sun Jan 21, 2018 12:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United reduces fuel consumption by 170K gallons a year by switching to lighter paper
Replies: 32
Views: 5368

Re: United reduces fuel consumption by 170K gallons a year by switching to lighter paper

Always good to save money, with the advance of IFE why not scrape it and have a E version and save a LOT more money? Someone actually asked this on the reddit thread, and another guy explained that if UA considered this, they had to also have done the cost-benefit analysis for scrapping it. They di...

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by neomax
Sun Jan 21, 2018 6:35 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: IAH - 15L and 15R arrivals
Replies: 5
Views: 510

Re: IAH - 15L and 15R arrivals

This is fairly rare, but not that rare. I must say I am surprised you have never seen it living there. I don't live in Houston, but have heard about several times this year alone. Don't take this the wrong way, but you might want to check FR more often as this happens more often than you might think...

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by neomax
Sun Jan 21, 2018 6:30 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: United FINALLY converts to RT website pricing
Replies: 2
Views: 860

United FINALLY converts to RT website pricing

This was a long needed change from United, glad to see them take another step in the right direction right on the heels of Y+.

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by neomax
Sun Jan 21, 2018 5:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will UA return to JFK ?
Replies: 49
Views: 6927

Re: Will UA return to JFK ?

As referenced in another thread UA have admitted abandoning all service to Kennedy was a bad idea A smisek decision to concentrate on EWR May have seemed logical at the time but it has probably resulted in the loss of some corporate contracts and other high yield traffic that wants to go into JFK (...

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by neomax
Sat Jan 20, 2018 4:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus Is in Talks With British Airways on More A380s
Replies: 227
Views: 30629

Re: Airbus Is in Talks With British Airways on More A380s

The A388 ain't too big for their LHR-JFK market. A-netters here have repeated how BA's JFK Terminal just cannot accommodate the whale, nuance... ;) I cannot understand for the life of me why T7 can't just upgrade their gate. Who gives a damn? Every airport on earth that has the demand to support A3...

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by neomax
Sat Jan 20, 2018 4:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why A-380 doesn’t sell in more densely populated countries?
Replies: 71
Views: 6407

Re: Why A-380 doesn’t sell in more densely populated countries?

The A380 is ahead of its time. China and Japan will need some sooner or later, as high congestion at airports is only going to get worse, and VLA's are the solution.

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by neomax
Sat Jan 20, 2018 1:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DFW 2018 Developments
Replies: 60
Views: 7458

Re: DFW 2018 Developments

Sooner787 wrote:
Brandon757 wrote:
JAL has upgauged NRT/DFW from 788 to 789 starting May 1.


I prefer the 789 myself:)


Username checks out.

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by neomax
Sat Jan 20, 2018 1:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN & DL make 2018 Fortune’s Most Admired Companies List
Replies: 6
Views: 459

Re: WN & DL make 2018 Fortune’s Most Admired Companies List

Boeing is ranked above Delta and DL is one spot above SQ (?)

Lockheed, AF/KL, Airbus, NH, CX, LH, QF also make appearances.

Suffice to say, more than a few of these baffle me.

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by neomax
Sat Jan 20, 2018 1:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN Outage at LAX
Replies: 4
Views: 1350

Re: WN Outage at LAX

Source: http://abc7.com/travel/southwest-airlines-technical-outage-affecting-flights-at-lax/2969223/ Article wording has been changed to show that flights are running, but delayed. Any word on what caused the outage? If it was restored that quick, somebody probably flipped a switch somewhere by acc...

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by neomax
Fri Jan 19, 2018 9:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What are the effects of a US government shutdown in aviation?
Replies: 20
Views: 2787

Re: What are the effects of a US government shutdown in aviation?

No reduction in TSA
No reduction in CBP
No reduction in ATC

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by neomax
Fri Jan 19, 2018 7:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Orlando air service discussion - 2018
Replies: 35
Views: 2341

Re: Orlando air service discussion - 2018

Since then, DL has launched MCO-AMS, so I'm wondering if anything has changed... Interesting, good inside information to base that off of. It'll be tricky to find someone to do LHR, it'll happen one day by someone, I'm pretty confident. The issue that MCO faces with LHR is that if you're flying to ...

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by neomax
Fri Jan 19, 2018 7:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus Is in Talks With British Airways on More A380s
Replies: 227
Views: 30629

Re: Airbus Is in Talks With British Airways on More A380s

Linking it with Leahy's retirement can further help PR, and gives a firmer deadline to customers to try and get them to agree to the deal. How? How exactly does his retirement (yes, I heard) can "further help PR"? How exactly does it "give a firmer deadline to customers..."? Aft...

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by neomax
Fri Jan 19, 2018 6:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus Is in Talks With British Airways on More A380s
Replies: 227
Views: 30629

Re: Airbus Is in Talks With British Airways on More A380s

PPVRA wrote:
Refurbishing used airplanes is too expensive, so they’re gonna buy new instead? Something amiss here.


That's BA logic in a nutshell. If you're missing the beef in a sandwich, forget the sandwich and fire up the BBQ instead.

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by neomax
Fri Jan 19, 2018 5:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DFW 2018 Developments
Replies: 60
Views: 7458

Re: DFW 2018 Developments

Brandon757 wrote:
JAL has upgauged NRT/DFW from 788 to 789 starting May 1.


So much for the 77W rumors.

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by neomax
Fri Jan 19, 2018 5:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus Is in Talks With British Airways on More A380s
Replies: 227
Views: 30629

Re: Airbus Is in Talks With British Airways on More A380s

I saw this coming from a mile away. This was the 2nd worst kept secret in the industry, after EK's desire for another A380 order.

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by neomax
Fri Jan 19, 2018 5:32 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 2nd Amazon HQ Finalists - No SEA-CMH
Replies: 102
Views: 6298

Re: 2nd Amazon HQ Finalists - No SEA-CMH

2. Dude, ATL is the hip hop capital of America. LA and NYC are peanuts compared to ATL in this regard. I think this comment was made in jest, but if not just because numerous hip hop artists come from Atlanta doesn't make it the hip hop capital of America . Virtually all of the studios and label co...

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by neomax
Fri Jan 19, 2018 5:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Orlando air service discussion - 2018
Replies: 35
Views: 2341

Re: Orlando air service discussion - 2018

Now I'm patiently waiting for DY to add MCO-EZE, at that point a lot of voids will be filled other than an LHR flight. I'm still pondering the Tokyo option, ANA and JAL seem like logical fits, AA or UA won't do it, but could DL do it on a 77L without any restrictions? Largest unserved routes in a n...

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by neomax
Fri Jan 19, 2018 3:56 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: If the industry didn't consolidate, who would've survived?
Replies: 23
Views: 2357

Re: If the industry didn't consolidate, who would've survived?

What constitutes a "real" Int'l/TPAC network? Apparently not AA from LAX with LIH/HNL/OGG/KOA/NRT/HND/PEK/PVG/HKG/SYD/AKL, or DL from SEA with LIH/HNL/OGG/KOA/NRT/ICN/PEK/PVG/HKG... You can fit DL and AA's entire combined TPAC network inside that of UA, and that doesn't even include the r...

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by neomax
Fri Jan 19, 2018 3:24 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 2nd Amazon HQ Finalists - No SEA-CMH
Replies: 102
Views: 6298

Re: 2nd Amazon HQ Finalists - No SEA-CMH

My personal biased opinion would be Atlanta as the front runner. Just seems like it checks off a lot of boxes. - Fairly cheap housing and real estate (for now) - Available downtown location with access to mass transit - Heavy rail system with direct connection to a large international airport - Clo...

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by neomax
Fri Jan 19, 2018 1:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA IAH-SYD starts 18 January 2018
Replies: 47
Views: 8145

Re: IAH-SYD began yesterday.

http://www.khou.com/travel/united-now-o ... /509362726
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I only found one article on it from KHOU. The irony is not lost on the fact that KHOU is the arch rival of KIAH. :rotfl:

http://www.khou.com/travel/united-now-o ... /509362726

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by neomax
Fri Jan 19, 2018 12:41 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 2nd Amazon HQ Finalists - No SEA-CMH
Replies: 102
Views: 6298

Re: 2nd Amazon HQ Finalists - No SEA-CMH

So what is the big draw in having AMZNHQ2? Traffic? I now live with 2 and another one hiring for the 3rd facility close to the DFW Airport. It really sucks. Back to back truck traffic 24/7. Many bought their homes here for the schools and still continue to do so. Also at many nice homes people now ...

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by neomax
Fri Jan 19, 2018 8:49 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: If the industry didn't consolidate, who would've survived?
Replies: 23
Views: 2357

Re: If the industry didn't consolidate, who would've survived?

I'd argue that it actually increased competition. You now have at least 3 carriers with near-identical destination offerings from 95% of US airports with commercial service. Back in the days of the US6, it wasn't uncommon to have 1-2-3 airlines at a tiny airport, with the others left out because it...

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by neomax
Fri Jan 19, 2018 7:35 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 2nd Amazon HQ Finalists - No SEA-CMH
Replies: 102
Views: 6298

Re: 2nd Amazon HQ Finalists - No SEA-CMH

The fact that Toronto made it this far definitely means something. Toronto is probably the best option on that last aside from possibly NYC from a connectivity/development/industry point of view, and gives the added benefit of global expansion. In the current US climate, for attracting foreign talen...

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by neomax
Fri Jan 19, 2018 4:58 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: If the industry didn't consolidate, who would've survived?
Replies: 23
Views: 2357

If the industry didn't consolidate, who would've survived?

If we backtrack a couple of years before the mergers started, and the trend of consolidation did not emerge, which of the following would've been most likely to have survived on their own:

DL
AA
UA
WN
AS
NW
US
CO
AT
VX
NK
F9
G4

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by neomax
Fri Jan 19, 2018 4:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flights between Luxembourg and America feasible?
Replies: 23
Views: 3695

Re: Flights between Luxembourg and America feasible?

Cargolux should buy some 748i's and create a pax airline called Paxlux. You heard it here first.

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by neomax
Fri Jan 19, 2018 3:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Orlando air service discussion - 2018
Replies: 35
Views: 2341

Re: Orlando air service discussion - 2018

Now I'm patiently waiting for DY to add MCO-EZE, at that point a lot of voids will be filled other than an LHR flight. I'm still pondering the Tokyo option, ANA and JAL seem like logical fits, AA or UA won't do it, but could DL do it on a 77L without any restrictions? Largest unserved routes in a n...

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by neomax
Fri Jan 19, 2018 3:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Uniforms for AS
Replies: 55
Views: 6814

Re: New Uniforms for AS

https://thepointsguy.com/2018/01/new-al ... -uniforms/
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Article from TPG as well, most interesting tidbit was that by the end of 2019, nothing will be left of VX, so the countdown has begun. :frown:

https://thepointsguy.com/2018/01/new-al ... -uniforms/

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by neomax
Fri Jan 19, 2018 3:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is United the only US airline to use the 777 from every single hub?
Replies: 14
Views: 2828

Re: Is United the only US airline to use the 777 from every single hub?

Cloudybay wrote:
Delta is also putting 777 on SEA-CDG starting in March 2018.


I'm guessing this is the 200ER? Also, is LAX-AMS/CDG is operated by the LR or ER?

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by neomax
Fri Jan 19, 2018 3:07 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Which airports are most likely to top ATL as world's busiest in the next decade?
Replies: 13
Views: 2453

Re: Which airports are most likely to top ATL as world's busiest in the next decade?

PerfectGriffin wrote:
I think DXB could do it even before DWC. The airport authorities say the airport will handle 118m by 2023. I don't think ATL will reach those numbers by that time.


Didn't think about that actually, but you have a point!

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by neomax
Thu Jan 18, 2018 11:47 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Which airports are most likely to top ATL as world's busiest in the next decade?
Replies: 13
Views: 2453

Re: Which airports are most likely to top ATL as world's busiest in the next decade?

Most likely candidates to top ATL are DWC and IST, ahead of ICN, HKG and SIN (if they build a 4th runway). IMO PEK will not go far beyond 100 Mppa for lack of terminal capacity : please remember also that Daxin new airport will open next year. ATL also has some expansion plan of its own including a...

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by neomax
Thu Jan 18, 2018 8:48 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Which airports are most likely to top ATL as world's busiest in the next decade?
Replies: 13
Views: 2453

Which airports are most likely to top ATL as world's busiest in the next decade?

ATL is the world's busiest for a number of reasons, but one is that capacity has allowed it to reach the level that it has. With several clean sheet airports being built with much higher numbers than ATL in mind (150 million), it's only a matter of time before one of them tops ATL and reaches its ta...

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by neomax
Thu Jan 18, 2018 6:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is United the only US airline to use the 777 from every single hub?
Replies: 14
Views: 2828

Is United the only US airline to use the 777 from every single hub?

I recently realized that UA has the unique distinction of flying the 777 to at least one destination from every one of its hubs, where some like DEN and LAX have one of the HNL frequencies as a 777, while ORD, EWR, IAH, IAD, and SFO have tons of Int'l destinations flown by 777's. DL by comparison on...

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by neomax
Thu Jan 18, 2018 2:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pakistan aviation thread - 2018
Replies: 9
Views: 614

Re: Pakistan aviation thread - 2018

Captain77W wrote:
PK plans use the New ISB Airport as it’s hub according to an interview with the CEO, I wonder if PIA will ditch KHI entirely and move all of its departments to ISB


If you mean moving PK HQ, I doubt it because KHI is Pakistan's business hub and ISB is not. A new airport isn't going to change that.

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by neomax
Wed Jan 17, 2018 6:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AAB denies CX leaving OW, but seemingly confirms CZ plans to join
Replies: 5
Views: 2888

AAB denies CX leaving OW, but seemingly confirms CZ plans to join

AAB in a recent Bloomberg interview stated that "CX is not going to leave OW, and CZ when it joins will be another feather in the hat of OW." What I found interesting was not what he said, but the way he said it. Instead of saying "if CZ joins" or simply stating he is not involve...

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by neomax
Tue Jan 16, 2018 11:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Orlando air service discussion - 2018
Replies: 35
Views: 2341

Re: Orlando air service discussion - 2018

Edelweiss inaugural is currently making the turn to line up with Runway 36L/R on the west side, on final approach as of 6:41PM.

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by neomax
Tue Jan 16, 2018 10:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American's Problem: Management is Out of Touch With Customers
Replies: 150
Views: 15431

Re: American's Problem: Management is Out of Touch With Customers

Can't take anyone serious that uses Dougie or DUI Doug that smacks of a brainwashed union lackey to me. If you will notice, I called him Doug, or Doug Parker, not Dougie or DUI Doug.... I have the experience to back my points. Personal meetings and conversations with the man. So, what did that conv...

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by neomax
Tue Jan 16, 2018 10:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LATAM ending IAD service
Replies: 38
Views: 5738

Re: LATAM ending IAD service

IAD serves Washington DC, so a decline in political/diplomatic traffic from South American countries in the current climate would not surprise me.

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by neomax
Tue Jan 16, 2018 9:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Next For TPA (Route Wise)?--2018
Replies: 44
Views: 2788

Re: What's Next For TPA (Route Wise)?--2018

https://www.facebook.com/groups/212161182685686/
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I just created a new FB Group for Tampa and Orlando spotters yesterday and linked it the Orlando thread, so I figured I'd do the same for Tampa:

https://www.facebook.com/groups/212161182685686/

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by neomax
Tue Jan 16, 2018 9:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Orlando air service discussion - 2018
Replies: 35
Views: 2341

Re: Orlando air service discussion - 2018

Final numbers for 2017 are not out yet. Maybe by Wednesday. Isn't this it? https://orlandoairports.net/press/2018/01/12/new-c-garage-helps-relieve-record-passenger-traffic-orlando-international-airport-november/ Also today is the first arrival for Edelweiss from Zurich, is anyone else going up to t...

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by neomax
Tue Jan 16, 2018 2:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Afriqiyah planes damaged after Tripoli Airport attack
Replies: 19
Views: 6612

Re: Afriqiyah planes damaged after Tripoli Airport attack

Excuse my naïveness, but why don't they set up a no fly zone? Either that or I am missing something quite substantial.

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by neomax
Mon Jan 15, 2018 6:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American's Problem: Management is Out of Touch With Customers
Replies: 150
Views: 15431

Re: American's Problem: Management is Out of Touch With Customers

UGA777 wrote:
Here is a solution to most of this if you want a better product that I can summarize in two words: Fly Delta.


Unless you live in a city serviced by MD-80's, 757's, or 767's.

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by neomax
Mon Jan 15, 2018 6:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American's Problem: Management is Out of Touch With Customers
Replies: 150
Views: 15431

Re: American's Problem: Management is Out of Touch With Customers

Just shows you that Delta is 100 times better than American and United. Delta doesn't have the issue of "out of touch" management and Delta doesn't try to punish their customers and employees every step of the way, and boy does it show. Dougie "DUI" Parker at AA and Scott "...

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