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by EA CO AS
Tue Jan 15, 2019 6:34 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Norovirus outbreak aboard Oasis of the Seas
Replies: 27
Views: 1742

Re: Norovirus outbreak aboard Oasis of the Seas

I'm doing a cruise with the whole family on her sister ship Harmony of the Seas in June, and I've been pleased to see how RCI has taken what were once just hand sanitizer dispensers at the entryways to restaurants into full-on hand-washing stations before entering.

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by EA CO AS
Tue Jan 15, 2019 3:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue does it need to be saved from its management?
Replies: 224
Views: 21197

Re: JetBlue does it need to be saved from its management?

enilria wrote:
When NW added all of Reno Air's routes it was also technically increased competition, but there are limits.


Last I checked, it was AA that bought QQ...

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by EA CO AS
Mon Jan 14, 2019 8:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Final Passenger flight for the Boeing 727
Replies: 77
Views: 13305

Re: Final Passenger flight for the Boeing 727

I began flying on B727s in 1972, mostly with EA (-025, -025QC, -225, -225A) and my very last flights on her were in 1999 on CO, flying CUNIAH and IAHPHX. After the B737, I've probably spent more hours on the B727 than any other commercial transport.

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by EA CO AS
Sun Jan 13, 2019 3:12 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez: The It Girl
Replies: 182
Views: 6948

Re: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez: The It Girl

Being a Bronx native Except she’s from Westchester, so... Being a “Nuyorican” myself, I don’t dislike her, but find amusing how she’s being so highly praised with no accomplishments to her name other than being elected. And I’m sorry but the whole “Alex from the Bronx” bit is bullshit; she lived th...

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by EA CO AS
Sat Jan 12, 2019 9:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines flight diversion leads to 30-hr nightmare for passengers
Replies: 94
Views: 14182

Re: Alaska Airlines flight diversion leads to 30-hr nightmare for passengers

Also, agents are and were empowered to rebook guests on other carriers, but at that time the best option was remaining on AS. (Until it wasn’t) Sounds like "agents are and were empowered to rebook guests on other carriers" needs to be communicated to the Boston ground staff and Station Ma...

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by EA CO AS
Sat Jan 12, 2019 3:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines flight diversion leads to 30-hr nightmare for passengers
Replies: 94
Views: 14182

Re: Alaska Airlines flight diversion leads to 30-hr nightmare for passengers

Frankly, the corporate spokesperson’s response fell flat. I’ve been trying to stay out of this, lest I be accused of being an apologist, but can you tell me which part of the response fell flat? The one where every customer received a personal phone call from executives (VP or above) apologizing pr...

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by EA CO AS
Wed Jan 09, 2019 7:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hawaii Airports and Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 22
Views: 2727

Re: Hawaii Airports and Aviation Thread - 2019

So it's 2019, and still no WN? What's the latest on them?

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by EA CO AS
Tue Jan 08, 2019 4:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sun Country announces Summer Expansion
Replies: 113
Views: 13611

Re: Sun Country announces Summer Expansion

Ben, Ben, Ben....what the hell are you doing? Good luck my friend, you're going to need it...

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by EA CO AS
Tue Jan 08, 2019 4:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 78
Views: 8205

Re: Alaska Airlines Network Thread - 2019

I think the saddest part of AS being forced to go all-in on SEA, is that they will end up cannibalizing the genuine loyalty of Pacific Northwest travelers in the long run -- and I mean real loyalty, not that kind that's bought with generous (expensive) mileage programs & status. For those of yo...

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by EA CO AS
Sun Jan 06, 2019 12:58 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Gratuity for Flight attendants
Replies: 53
Views: 4859

Re: Gratuity for Flight attendants

If there is no expectation to tip a guy at the Burger King, why should there be tip for an FA, who just opens up a can of soda or passes you a bagel? That’s just the problem; increasingly, there IS this newfound expectation among fast food/counter service personnel that they be tipped, when all the...

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by EA CO AS
Thu Jan 03, 2019 6:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Eastern Airlines (2D) eyes scheduled service & freighters
Replies: 13
Views: 3371

Re: Eastern Airlines (2D) eyes scheduled service & freighters

This latest iteration of EA - formerly Dynamic - doesn’t have any new airplanes. They’re all RR-powered 763s and one or two 762s. All flying charters out of JFK and MIA at this point.

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by EA CO AS
Sat Dec 29, 2018 1:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dad books 6 flights to spend Xmas with FA daughter.
Replies: 63
Views: 12241

Re: Dad books 6 flights to spend Xmas with FA daughter.

Cho - Your friend didn’t tell you the whole story. You can’t over-use non rev travel; you only get it revoked for using it to conduct non-airline business, conducting yourself in a poor manner/being abusive toward customers or co-workers while traveling. What this dad did was fully compliant with no...

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by EA CO AS
Wed Dec 26, 2018 9:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 12/23/2018:9X Adds PBI-TPA;AA Drops AMA-PHX;AS Drops MKE-PDX;DL Adds BOS-CLE
Replies: 80
Views: 11494

Re: OAG Changes 12/23/2018:9X Adds PBI-TPA;AA Drops AMA-PHX;AS Drops MKE-PDX;DL Adds BOS-CLE

New planning leadership at AS doesn't seem to like PDX very much **AS MKE-PDX JUN 0.8>0[0.6] JUL 1.0>0[1.0] AUG 0.8>0[0.8] AS ORD-PDX JUN 1.0>1.8[1.0] JUL 1.0>2[1.0] AUG 1.2>2.0[1.2] AS PDX-RNO JUN 3>4[3] JUL 3>4[3] AUG 3>4[3] While I enjoy perusing your weekly posting, I don't always enjoy your pe...

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by EA CO AS
Wed Dec 26, 2018 8:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Gatwick drone closures
Replies: 547
Views: 67982

Re: Gatwick drone closures

it's the police saying 67 drone sightings are legitimate. Were these cranes among them? https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/8053661/gatwick-drone-sighting-investigated-crane-lights/ https://www.thesun.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2018/12/NINTCHDBPICT000458084974.jpg?strip=all&w=960

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by EA CO AS
Mon Dec 24, 2018 1:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Horizon Air reactivates retired Q400s
Replies: 81
Views: 16321

Re: Horizon Air reactivates retired Q400s

Horizon should be looking ahead now .. not backward. Props are on their way out .. so should these Q400s be .. and NOT coming back. You make it sound as if the Q400s coming back will be part of the long-term fleet strategy; they're not. These birds returning to the fleet are for short-term lift onl...

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by EA CO AS
Sun Dec 23, 2018 11:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American outlines A321neo network for 2019 Q2
Replies: 37
Views: 7754

Re: American outlines A321neo network for 2019 Q2

I do not believe that it is the end of the world but it is slightly annoying to have to use your own device in 2018 when Delta and Jetblue have practically every aircraft in their fleet outfitted with IFE. If I had kids, I would definitely avoid airlines that are BYOD since bringing 4 devices for t...

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by EA CO AS
Sun Dec 23, 2018 11:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 12/23/2018:9X Adds PBI-TPA;AA Drops AMA-PHX;AS Drops MKE-PDX;DL Adds BOS-CLE
Replies: 80
Views: 11494

Re: OAG Changes 12/23/2018:9X Adds PBI-TPA;AA Drops AMA-PHX;AS Drops MKE-PDX;DL Adds BOS-CLE

I wouldn’t hold my breath on these. September is a long ways away so you have to ask yourself why? Is it to show that they “will” be fully using the slots by a certain date? It’s easy to announce now and drop later - they can even lament that it happened because of big, bad DL/WN - but not before g...

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by EA CO AS
Sat Dec 22, 2018 9:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United announces new employee incentive program; focus on D:00 departures
Replies: 81
Views: 12230

Re: United announces new employee incentive program; focus on D:00 departures

Focusing on D0 means nothing --- take a look at last month when United was last among all majors in on-time arrivals. Nobody cares that you leave on-time, it's all about arriving on-time. I feel like United has taken a few steps back in their operations as of late. They have added a bunch of new fl...

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by EA CO AS
Sat Dec 22, 2018 9:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United announces new employee incentive program; focus on D:00 departures
Replies: 81
Views: 12230

Re: United announces new employee incentive program; focus on D:00 departures

at hubs obsessing about D:00 will lead to an increase in the most angering sort of missed connections. Couldn’t disagree more; D0 is a critical success factor and by making it a priority, you actually decrease the likelihood of misconnects at hubs. Besides, you’re also arguing that avoiding making ...

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by EA CO AS
Sat Dec 22, 2018 8:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United announces new employee incentive program; focus on D:00 departures
Replies: 81
Views: 12230

Re: United announces new employee incentive program; focus on D:00 departures

This is nothing new; AS uses controllable departures on zero (CD0) as a metric for quarterly operational performance rewards, ruling out WX or ATC delays that are outside the airline’s control.

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by EA CO AS
Sat Dec 22, 2018 5:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS expands presence at DAL
Replies: 146
Views: 17922

Re: AS expands presence at DAL

Interesting. AS had little hesitation parting with some highly coveted (in-perimeter) DCA slots and highly sought after LGA slots.. yet they aren't ready to give up even some of their DAL gate space. Maybe DAL isn't doing so bad after all? And keep in mind, AS protected themselves by putting langua...

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by EA CO AS
Fri Dec 21, 2018 11:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS expands presence at DAL
Replies: 146
Views: 17922

Re: AS expands presence at DAL

Thinking about the other thread where AS might be interested in "OneWorld Connect" membership. I know that due to the AS/VX merger, they can't codeshare with AA to SFO, LAX, SEA. But, if they were a "Connect" member, AA flyers could still fly AS from DAL and get miles/EQMs with ...

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by EA CO AS
Fri Dec 21, 2018 7:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS expands presence at DAL
Replies: 146
Views: 17922

AS expands presence at DAL

Further establishing their commitment to the market, AS has added six daily roundtrip flights from DAL, bringing the total daily departures to 19: PDX 3x daily (+1) SAN 2x daily (+1) SEA 4x daily (+2) SFO 4x daily (+1) SJC 3x daily (+1) This added flying begins on August 27, 2019 and will require th...

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by EA CO AS
Fri Dec 21, 2018 4:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Do VX employees like working for AS?
Replies: 67
Views: 12525

Re: Are VX employees liking working for AS

I've had zero--zero--inflight issues since the merger. I'm only a lowly MVP, but it does seem that phone agents have less discretion than they used to. Alaska used to be amazingly flexible, perhaps too flexible, about bending rules in odd situations. Now, less so. As a weird but representative exam...

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by EA CO AS
Tue Dec 18, 2018 4:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SkyWest to sell ExpressJet
Replies: 67
Views: 9815

Re: SkyWest to sell ExpressJet

As part of the transaction, EV has been awarded 25 E175. Finally some good news for a great group of industry professionals. They will be the E175SC’s. (70 seat config to skirt the UA scope limits) And by “skirt” you mean “comply with,” correct? It was negotiated and agreed upon by both sides, reme...

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by EA CO AS
Mon Dec 17, 2018 4:45 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Cars in Airlines Livery
Replies: 21
Views: 2978

Re: Cars in Airlines Livery

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by EA CO AS
Mon Dec 17, 2018 4:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: When will WN begin codesharing with international airlines?
Replies: 87
Views: 7363

Re: When will WN begin codesharing with international airlines?

it's just frustrating that I cannot use WN for international itineraries and smaller markets like MSN, XNA, TYS, etc. You CAN do all of that, the same way everyone else that flies WN and connects does; buy separate tickets and allow enough time to claim your bags from WN and re-check on your connec...

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by EA CO AS
Sun Dec 16, 2018 6:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: San Francisco Bay Area Aviation 2018
Replies: 101
Views: 8201

Re: San Francisco Bay Area Aviation 2018

AirFiero wrote:
But we know that AS has been trimming routes from SFO.


Except the number of departures and destinations from SFO is actually up since the acquisition was announced. So I'm not sure how "we know AS has been trimming routes" when the numbers have increased.

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by EA CO AS
Sun Dec 16, 2018 4:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: When will WN begin codesharing with international airlines?
Replies: 87
Views: 7363

Re: When will WN begin codesharing with international airlines?

It is very odd WN does not codeshare with any international airlines at the moment IMO. You'd think with their extensive domestic network, they'd be an attractive option for codeshare partners, but they have none. They also could get a fair amount of extra revenue by codesharing. Will WN begin code...

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by EA CO AS
Sun Dec 16, 2018 1:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Do VX employees like working for AS?
Replies: 67
Views: 12525

Re: Are VX employees liking working for AS

Thats good to hear! I was wondering why no airline has yet integrated food/drink ordering into their mobile app/website so passengers can order at will. They've already gotten food pre-ordering integrated into the app; the user has the option to pre-order their meal during a window that lasts from ...

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by EA CO AS
Sun Dec 16, 2018 1:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Do VX employees like working for AS?
Replies: 67
Views: 12525

Re: Are VX employees liking working for AS

Thats good to hear! I was wondering why no airline has yet integrated food/drink ordering into their mobile app/website so passengers can order at will. They've already gotten food pre-ordering integrated into the app; the user has the option to pre-order their meal during a window that lasts from ...

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by EA CO AS
Sat Dec 15, 2018 11:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Do VX employees like working for AS?
Replies: 67
Views: 12525

Re: Are VX employees liking working for AS

I have heard multiple former VX F/As complain about the loss of seatback ordering, and personally this was a feature I really liked. Interestingly, during early discussions on what onboard experience should look like, it was the VX inflight group who was the most vocal about wanting to be rid of se...

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by EA CO AS
Sat Dec 15, 2018 11:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Do VX employees like working for AS?
Replies: 67
Views: 12525

Re: Are VX employees liking working for AS

The overall emphasis is on the fact that it doesn't matter if you were hired by Alaska, Horizon, Jet America, or Virgin America - we're all one big combined group with the same goal - "Creating an Airline People Love." With all due respect. Horizon is kept separate when it comes to senior...

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by EA CO AS
Sat Dec 15, 2018 6:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Do VX employees like working for AS?
Replies: 67
Views: 12525

Re: Are VX employees liking working for AS

Until my last two Airbus flights that viewpoint aligned with the type of service I received. It wasn’t outright bad, but a bit “I’m better than you/I’m disinterested.” They won't last long if they maintain that attitude; AS tracks customer satisfaction scores very closely with detailed scorecards t...

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by EA CO AS
Sat Dec 15, 2018 9:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Do VX employees like working for AS?
Replies: 67
Views: 12525

Re: Are VX employees liking working for AS

oh I thought the guy I quoted was talking about his In flight experiences and the Alaska flight attendants being old bags That's a fair point; the subject refers to employees, but the OP does go directly into the inflight experience only. See above for one isolated data point about one complaint I'...

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by EA CO AS
Sat Dec 15, 2018 9:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Do VX employees like working for AS?
Replies: 67
Views: 12525

Re: Are VX employees liking working for AS

when it comes to AS FAs are losing because of the seniority merge, while VX FAs wins. So they may be a bit jaded themselves. I'd like to hear more about this, because so far the only side I've heard complain have been a small but vocal group of the legacy-VX crews complaining about how "their&...

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by EA CO AS
Sat Dec 15, 2018 8:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Do VX employees like working for AS?
Replies: 67
Views: 12525

Re: Are VX employees liking working for AS

Back to the micromanagement, AAG has been a bit aggressive on the social media front and posts by staff. All good companies have strong social media policies aimed at protecting the company. Remember what that gate agent did at WN, mocking the little girl's name? There's a reason these policies usu...

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by EA CO AS
Sat Dec 15, 2018 5:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Do VX employees like working for AS?
Replies: 67
Views: 12525

Re: Are VX employees liking working for AS

Back to the micromanagement, AAG has been a bit aggressive on the social media front and posts by staff. All good companies have strong social media policies aimed at protecting the company. Remember what that gate agent did at WN, mocking the little girl's name? There's a reason these policies usu...

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by EA CO AS
Sun Dec 09, 2018 3:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Airlines 150 Seat 737-700 Replacement Question, Status?
Replies: 143
Views: 14969

Re: Southwest Airlines 150 Seat 737-700 Replacement Question, Status?

I’m not sure what ‘In April 30 yrs SW’ means, so I cannot comment on that. Read the whole quote: "In April 30 yrs SW veteran Kelly said they might get many -7s" It may have been better written as, "Gary Kelly, a 30 year veteran of WN, said this past April that they might get many -7s...

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by EA CO AS
Fri Dec 07, 2018 6:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why doesn't PHX use flat baggage carousels?
Replies: 23
Views: 4066

Re: Why doesn't PHX use flat baggage carousels?

Flat carousels are more difficult for rampers to deal with because you’re looking for a flat, open area to send the bags out (since not-yet-claimed ones keep coming around to the bag well) whereas the sloped carousels never have the bags return to the bag well. Sloped carousels in the bagroom suck ...

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by EA CO AS
Fri Dec 07, 2018 5:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why doesn't PHX use flat baggage carousels?
Replies: 23
Views: 4066

Re: Why doesn't PHX use flat baggage carousels?

Flat carousels are more difficult for rampers to deal with because you’re looking for a flat, open area to send the bags out (since not-yet-claimed ones keep coming around to the bag well) whereas the sloped carousels never have the bags return to the bag well.

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by EA CO AS
Wed Dec 05, 2018 5:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska maps out airport expansion at West Coast bases
Replies: 101
Views: 13932

Re: Alaska maps out airport expansion at West Coast bases

VX had an...unusual clientele. The trendy, hipster, Silicon Valley types. XV captured that demographic, but evidently there weren’t enough of them to make money flying them around. So where did they *go*? The VX crowd, like most trendy, hipster types, is fiercely passionate about something....right...

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by EA CO AS
Wed Dec 05, 2018 4:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Eastern Airlines @ JFK December 4, 2018
Replies: 16
Views: 3051

Re: Eastern Airlines @ JFK December 4, 2018

Eastern airlines, formerly known as Dynamic Airways, has occasional flights out of JFK to CCS (Caracas). There was one yesterday- look up flight 2D 6410. Obviously they use Terminal 1 as the billboard indicated. Note this is different than the Eastern revival that was doing charters with 737s in th...

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by EA CO AS
Wed Dec 05, 2018 4:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska maps out airport expansion at West Coast bases
Replies: 101
Views: 13932

Re: Alaska maps out airport expansion at West Coast bases

Nobody is saying that these are fact. Are you for real? The "they only did this to kill a competitor" lie has quite literally been the NUMBER ONE STATEMENT from every VX-loving, AS-hating, armchair CEO here that posts on the subject, and I've been routinely refuting that since...hmm, let ...

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by EA CO AS
Tue Dec 04, 2018 4:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reuters: Lion Air ponders cancellation of 737 MAX orders
Replies: 156
Views: 29206

Re: Reuters: Lion Air ponders cancellation of 737 MAX orders

Maybe this is an excuse to get out of the contract due to too many planes being ordered. Or, reducing capacity as they experience a drop in bookings due to safety concerns? Making long-term capital decisions on month-long demand profiles is a foolish decision at best. So it's possible, but it would...

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by EA CO AS
Tue Dec 04, 2018 3:34 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: President George H W Bush dead at 94
Replies: 54
Views: 3179

Re: President George H W Bush dead at 94

This is one time that the current President should not attend the Funeral of another President. Trump night need to go to the Southern White House in order to avoid the shame of being unwanted. Except President Bush (41) made it clear he DID want President Trump to attend. https://www.cnn.com/2018/...

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by EA CO AS
Tue Dec 04, 2018 1:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reuters: Lion Air ponders cancellation of 737 MAX orders
Replies: 156
Views: 29206

Re: Reuters: Lion Air ponders cancellation of 737 MAX orders

bond787 wrote:
Maybe this is an excuse to get out of the contract due to too many planes being ordered.


Or, reducing capacity as they experience a drop in bookings due to safety concerns?

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by EA CO AS
Tue Dec 04, 2018 12:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines passenger left in wheelchair overnight at airport after flight was canceled
Replies: 116
Views: 13732

Re: American Airlines passenger left in wheelchair overnight at airport after flight was canceled

To find it acceptable that an older disabled person spends her night in her wheelchair somewhere alone on the airport because her flight is canceled, I find despicable, nothing less. Please show where, in this thread, anyone said that a passenger with a disability spending the night in a wheelchair...

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by EA CO AS
Mon Dec 03, 2018 7:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines passenger left in wheelchair overnight at airport after flight was canceled
Replies: 116
Views: 13732

Re: American Airlines passenger left in wheelchair overnight at airport after flight was canceled

What is the problem with checking up on the old Lady and than just simply taking up the telephone and contacting the family.? I am sure that there was a contact registered, or the old Lady would know a telephone number., could have perhaps solved this problem. There is no problem, but the conversat...

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by EA CO AS
Mon Dec 03, 2018 6:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines passenger left in wheelchair overnight at airport after flight was canceled
Replies: 116
Views: 13732

Re: American Airlines passenger left in wheelchair overnight at airport after flight was canceled

Could you please point to the regulation that canceling a flight after accepting a disabled person in their care, cancels also every responsibility of the airline regarding the care of the passengers on the canceled flight? All due respect, you're taking this a little far. The ACAA does establish l...

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