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by IPFreely
Mon Feb 19, 2018 1:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Employee Uses Vulgarities Towards Customer @ PDX
Replies: 203
Views: 15387

Re: Delta Employee Uses Vulgarities Towards Customer @ PDX

PONG! Hawaiian says "Procedure blah blah it's a DL claim check blah blah ICAO IATA ID90 Rule 7 file take claim blah blah. DELTA IS WRONG. GO BACK TO DELTA. THEY HAVE YOUR BAG." What we don't know is what exactly the Hawaiian agent told the customer. He might have (incorrectly) told him to...

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by IPFreely
Sun Feb 18, 2018 9:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How does Delta like their A350 so far?
Replies: 48
Views: 18218

Re: How does Delta like their A350 so far?

I know we are not supposed to resurrect threads but has there been any official word on how the A350's are going with Delta? Well, two months ago I posted that only 8 of the first 24 A350 flights between DTW and NRT arrived on time. Out of the most recent 24 A350 flights between DTW and NRT, only 1...

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by IPFreely
Sun Feb 18, 2018 6:21 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Force downgrade
Replies: 14
Views: 967

Re: Force downgrade

I would have rather been provided the service I paid for. If I wanted I wanted a coach ticket, I would have bought one six months ago when I booked the trip. Delays happen. If you wanted to fly first class I'm sure AA would have let you, knowing you would have missed your connection and you would h...

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by IPFreely
Sun Feb 18, 2018 2:32 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Force downgrade
Replies: 14
Views: 967

Re: Force downgrade

To be clear American is the offender here. I'm not sure that's the right way to look at it. Most people recall that the DL/AA interlining agreement ended when DL demanded a premium based on their analysis that AA sent more passengers to DL than DL sent to AA. In the past week we've had two unique t...

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by IPFreely
Sun Feb 18, 2018 3:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Employee Uses Vulgarities Towards Customer @ PDX
Replies: 203
Views: 15387

Re: Delta Employee Uses Vulgarities Towards Customer @ PDX

If the video is any indication at all, the DL guy should be fired. The passenger may have been abusive before the video started, but his demeanor during the video makes that seem unlikely IMHO. Neither agent behind that counter would listen to what he was saying. Neither even looked to see if there...

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by IPFreely
Sun Feb 18, 2018 2:23 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Force downgrade
Replies: 14
Views: 967

Re: Force downgrade

Can't be legal can it? Is it right? No. Is it legal? Sure. Read the fine print in the contract you "signed" when you purchased your ticket. It's similar to passengers who pay Delta a $25 fee to for the service of transporting their checked bags from point A to point B. If Delta loses thei...

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by IPFreely
Thu Feb 15, 2018 2:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Employee Uses Vulgarities Towards Customer @ PDX
Replies: 203
Views: 15387

Re: Delta Employee Uses Vulgarities Towards oCustomer @ PDX

:redflag: Useful information: there are THREE videos in the link provided in the first post, not only one. Please watch them all before posting comments. :redflag: Excellent point. I think a lot of posters never watched the two longer videos to see just how useless these employees were before the s...

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by IPFreely
Thu Feb 15, 2018 4:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing prepares 10,000th 737 aircraft
Replies: 50
Views: 5966

Re: Boeing prepares 10,000th 737 aircraft

tvh wrote:
It will take airbus about 3 year before they get at the same milestone with the A320.


And by that time the 737 will be at another bigger milestone.

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by IPFreely
Thu Feb 15, 2018 2:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Employee Uses Vulgarities Towards Customer @ PDX
Replies: 203
Views: 15387

Re: Delta Employee Uses Vulgarities Towards Customer @ PDX

I have encountered this kind of attitude in various Delta stations so it's a Delta problem over worked employees and lack of adequate resources to handle the work load. I expected wildly different reactions to the video but one thing I never expected was a comment about overworked employees. From w...

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by IPFreely
Wed Feb 14, 2018 5:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Employee Uses Vulgarities Towards Customer @ PDX
Replies: 203
Views: 15387

Re: Delta Employee Uses Vulgarities Towards Customer @ PDX

And for those who say that he should’ve just helped the customer and taken the claim, then DL is taking a DOT hit for something that they are not responsible for I know Delta is obsessed with their phony statistics but who cares? The customer bought a ticket from Delta to transport himself and his ...

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by IPFreely
Wed Feb 14, 2018 2:38 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Visiting the cockpit of an aircraft inflight
Replies: 92
Views: 2431

Re: Visiting the cockpit of an aircraft inflight

If I were a flight attendant I'd be happy to serve you whatever drink you wish as it's what I spend most of the time at work doing. You claimed in multiple posts that asking to see the cockpit would result in being interrogated, arrested or kicked off the flight. That simply would not happen. I thi...

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by IPFreely
Tue Feb 13, 2018 10:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aer Lingus Denver Rumour?
Replies: 54
Views: 5055

Re: Aer Lingus Denver Rumour?

Over 100,000 people still immigrate from Ireland to the US annually. At this rate Ireland will be completely empty in about 40 years. That seems like a bigger problem than worrying about Denver getting a nonstop flight. not if there are more than 100,000 births annually Do the Irish live forever? I...

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by IPFreely
Tue Feb 13, 2018 8:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aer Lingus Denver Rumour?
Replies: 54
Views: 5055

Re: Aer Lingus Denver Rumour?

rajincajun01 wrote:
Over 100,000 people still immigrate from Ireland to the US annually.


At this rate Ireland will be completely empty in about 40 years. That seems like a bigger problem than worrying about Denver getting a nonstop flight.

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by IPFreely
Tue Feb 13, 2018 7:37 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Visiting the cockpit of an aircraft inflight
Replies: 92
Views: 2431

Re: Visiting the cockpit of an aircraft inflight

CCGPV wrote:
There's always white-knight busybodies in every industry looking to be the hero. Its unfortunate you take such a stance for no reason other than to "teach the public a lesson." smdh


Pretending to “teach lessons” is what grumpy old men do. Just laugh and move on.

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by IPFreely
Tue Feb 13, 2018 2:50 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Southwest has suspended ops at MDW -2/11
Replies: 42
Views: 4862

Re: Southwest has suspended ops at MDW -2/11

Ever since the new de ice pads opened a couple of years ago, Integrated De-icing Solutions (IDS) has been the sole provider (on behalf of SLC Airport) of all Air Carrier de-icing except Delta. It took about 4 seconds to verify you are correct.... https://www.inlandgroup.ca/ids/media/idsnews/press-s...

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by IPFreely
Tue Feb 13, 2018 2:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 'Mob' breaks out at Des Moines International Airport after 14-hour delay
Replies: 69
Views: 11176

Re: 'Mob' breaks out at Des Moines International Airport after 14-hour delay

It’s not like having to cancel over 200 flights on a Sunday because you didn’t have enough glycol to De-ice the planes. But that would never happen to a traditional airline, would it? Seems unlikely. But it also seems unlikely that a traditional airline would have a 3 day global shutdown because th...

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by IPFreely
Tue Feb 13, 2018 12:55 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Southwest has suspended ops at MDW -2/11
Replies: 42
Views: 4862

Re: Southwest has suspended ops at MDW -2/11

mcdu wrote:
Didn’t DL pay hotel bills for customers affected by the cluster they had at JFK last month?


No, they didn't. They may have provided hotels for a small number of their platinums but perusing the tweets and replies on their twitter account it's clear that ordinary customers got zip.

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by IPFreely
Mon Feb 12, 2018 3:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 'Mob' breaks out at Des Moines International Airport after 14-hour delay
Replies: 69
Views: 11176

Re: 'Mob' breaks out at Des Moines International Airport after 14-hour delay

If you’re in DSM, why not just go home? GF If Allegiant had been honest and told them it would be a 14 hour delay many of them might have gone home and returned 14 hours later. But according to the article they were "continually lied to a half-hour, an hour at a time." Which, unfortunatel...

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by IPFreely
Mon Feb 12, 2018 3:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA & DL failed to capitalize fully TW & PA
Replies: 81
Views: 7705

Re: AA & DL failed to capitalize fully TW & PA

perhaps the original poster yearns for the olden times when Pan Am and TWA were relevant and well thought of brands. But that was not the final 10 years of their lives. Outdated, unsafe, irrelevant dinosaurs are adjectives that I think MOST people actually had of the two failng airlines. The fact t...

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by IPFreely
Mon Feb 12, 2018 3:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA & DL failed to capitalize fully TW & PA
Replies: 81
Views: 7705

Re: AA & DL failed to capitalize fully TW & PA

...I would argue both airlines were in better shape with better outlooks than at anytime in the previous 5 years and probably in the 10 years prior... ...Both PA and TW were dead and in life support.... We see a lot of arguments at a.net but I've never seen anyone argue with themselves in the same ...

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by IPFreely
Mon Feb 12, 2018 12:15 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Airbus window dimensions & radii
Replies: 3
Views: 536

Re: Airbus window dimensions & radii

You could always find someone travelling on an A330/340 and ask them to take a tape measure and/or a pencil and paper to trace an outline of the windows.

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by IPFreely
Sun Feb 11, 2018 10:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Air Lines will seasonally stop flights between the United States and Russia in early September
Replies: 37
Views: 8739

Re: Delta Air Lines will seasonally stop flights between the United States and Russia in early September

Extremely common misconception. Last summer, a few American friends went with me to explore Russia for a week. Super easy process, everything was done by mail within 5 days. Unlimited, multiple entry visa issued with validity for 3 years. No family or business ties needed whatsoever. I don't think ...

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by IPFreely
Sun Feb 11, 2018 9:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA & DL failed to capitalize fully TW & PA
Replies: 81
Views: 7705

Re: AA & DL failed to capitalize fully TW & PA

I was surprised their marketing departments didn’t try to brand their premium products using some nostalgia. I.e. Clipper Class perhaps for DL first class product. Both AA and DL assimilated their purchases but seems like failed to fully capitalize. Promoting brands associated with failure, like Pa...

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by IPFreely
Sun Feb 11, 2018 12:55 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Advice
Replies: 4
Views: 271

Re: Advice

Have you done an analysis on the costs and returns of buying an existing airline vs. starting a brand new airline? I would suggest you consider buying an existing airline.

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by IPFreely
Sun Feb 11, 2018 12:42 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Busiest passenger airport during midnight/early morning
Replies: 17
Views: 2956

Re: Busiest passenger airport during midnight/early morning

Domestically I would guess any of the west coast airports with lots of red-eye flights are pretty busy at midnight, especially LAX and SFO. Also LAS typically has 20+ departures between midnight and 2am.

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by IPFreely
Sun Feb 11, 2018 5:30 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Can a pax land an aircraft?
Replies: 22
Views: 1028

Re: Can a pax land an aircraft?

You should probably watch "Con Air" or "Executive Decision" before posting such a question.

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by IPFreely
Sun Feb 11, 2018 4:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Happy 55th birthday to the 727
Replies: 89
Views: 6741

Re: Happy 55th birthday to the 727

There's a B727-200 n the air over the US right now, N215WE, built in 1984 and operating LRD-PTK for Contract Air Cargo.

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by IPFreely
Sat Feb 10, 2018 4:26 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Visiting the cockpit of an aircraft inflight
Replies: 92
Views: 2431

Re: Visiting the cockpit of an aircraft inflight

In the USA an announcement is made on most airlines "The flight deck door is at the front of the aircraft and unauthorized persons are not permitted access" Still wondering which airlines announce this? I've never heard it on Alaska, Allegiant, American, Delta, Southwest, United, or any o...

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by IPFreely
Fri Feb 09, 2018 1:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ATL Flight Diversions
Replies: 45
Views: 5657

Re: ATL Flight Diversions

The online redcoats are always virtual heroes after the fact. The problem is actions speak louder than words. And the actions of the real redcoats in RDU were to tell the passenger to go away and come back and try again 13 hours later. And we're not just talking about any old passenger here -- this ...

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by IPFreely
Fri Feb 09, 2018 3:15 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Visiting the cockpit of an aircraft inflight
Replies: 92
Views: 2431

Re: Visiting the cockpit of an aircraft inflight

In the USA an announcement is made on most airlines "The flight deck door is at the front of the aircraft and unauthorized persons are not permitted access" Which airlines announce this? I've never heard it on Alaska, Allegiant, American, Delta, Southwest, United, or any of the regionals ...

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by IPFreely
Fri Feb 09, 2018 12:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ATL Flight Diversions
Replies: 45
Views: 5657

Re: ATL Flight Diversions

I am willing to bet that a Red Coat there in RDU might have said hey, we could taxi you to CLT and fly you out on an AA flight if there was no option else were on DL Metal. I'd take that bet in a second. Delta paying for a 160 mile taxi ride and a seat on another airline because of a weather event?...

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by IPFreely
Fri Feb 09, 2018 12:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS, B6, UA & WN fight WA State's new sick leave law
Replies: 67
Views: 5764

Re: AS, B6, UA & WN fight WA State's new sick leave law

WorldFlier wrote:
people are generally happier in Europe than the USA


Actions speak louder than words. What are the immigration numbers for people moving from the US to Europe (in search of general happiness), net of immigration from Europe to the US?

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by IPFreely
Thu Feb 08, 2018 3:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ATL Flight Diversions
Replies: 45
Views: 5657

Re: ATL Flight Diversions

Speaking as someone who has been displaced multiple times by these sorts of issues on Delta, agents are hilariously unprepared for these sorts of issues. Whether it’s poor training, or a company culture of being straight up unhelpful, I have no idea. The agents will only propose rebooking on anothe...

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by IPFreely
Thu Feb 08, 2018 2:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ATL Flight Diversions
Replies: 45
Views: 5657

Re: ATL Flight Diversions

Or more likely the long delay would have caused her to mis-connect and there were no seats available ATL-PHX until much later. True, but why not get her to ATL on her original flight anyway? She could go standby on the next ATL-PHX flights and if there were a lot of delayed flights someone else's m...

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by IPFreely
Thu Feb 08, 2018 1:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ATL Flight Diversions
Replies: 45
Views: 5657

Re: ATL Flight Diversions

Oh honey, $10,000 per year is the reason why she was told to wait 13 hours. She's likely on the lower end of Platinums. Some passengers spend at least that much on a single round trip. $10k? Someone who buys two first class US-Europe tickets a year will spend more than that. Definitely not enough t...

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by IPFreely
Wed Feb 07, 2018 4:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ATL Flight Diversions
Replies: 45
Views: 5657

Re: ATL Flight Diversions

ScrantonUSC wrote:
She is now scheduled to leave at 17:30, which is ridiculous for a Platinum.


Delta didn’t send a private jet the instant they realized a platinum was delayed?

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by IPFreely
Wed Feb 07, 2018 2:59 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Visiting the cockpit of an aircraft inflight
Replies: 92
Views: 2431

Re: Visiting the cockpit of an aircraft inflight

Watch out guys we have a bad-ass over here. Literally nothing would happen to you if you asked. They'd just say no and move on. He's not a bad-ass, he's just the board's resident grumpy old man. There is no point in asking but you are correct -- if you ask respectfully you will get a polite but fir...

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by IPFreely
Wed Feb 07, 2018 12:39 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Is an NTSB GA crash investigation the same as a commercial crash?
Replies: 11
Views: 1142

Re: Is an NTSB GA crash investigation the same as a commercial crash?

Since it was clearly a mechanical failure, would the Grumman company or someone be liable for the damages? If this accident got any press your friend should have had several ambulance-chasing personal injury lawyers contacting him and offering to sue the airplane manufacturer and any and every comp...

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by IPFreely
Tue Feb 06, 2018 5:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Can DL Expand Service from SLC to Mid Level East Coast Cities?
Replies: 27
Views: 2948

Re: Can DL Expand Service from SLC to Mid Level East Coast Cities?

If it's connecting traffic thru SLC and not O&D traffic to SLC there are two issues -- (1) ORF/GSO/RIC/BUF - SLC are very long flights for regional jets. (2) If this is mainly connecting traffic thru SLC and not O&D traffic to SLC, what connections does SLC offer that ATL does not? Yes, havi...

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by IPFreely
Tue Feb 06, 2018 4:55 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 777X. Will it fall if the wing folds?
Replies: 87
Views: 6847

Re: 777X. Will it fall if the wing folds?

RetiredWeasel wrote:
You're concern in your opening post is valid. You're continuing posts indicate some sort of 'fear' that this feature is unsafe.


I disagree. His posts don't indicate concern or fear, his posts indicate that he's a troll. Please stop feeding him.

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by IPFreely
Tue Feb 06, 2018 4:21 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: LHR, CDG, AMS, FRA: Which is the best for connections?
Replies: 80
Views: 4807

Re: LHR, CDG, AMS, FRA: Which is the best for connections?

A couple of people already mentioned it but the correct answer is.....D, none of the above. More specifically the best connection airport in Europe is MUC and compared to the "big four" it's not even close.

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by IPFreely
Tue Feb 06, 2018 1:46 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: More Efficient Takeoff Technique
Replies: 39
Views: 3434

Re: More Efficient Takeoff Technique

This idea is so idiotic for any number of reasons. Any savings you think you might get by that idea is offset by the increased risk. Takeoff and landing are the most dangerous phases of flight. You do not want to do anything that interferes with any margins in those regimes. As others have said the...

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by IPFreely
Tue Feb 06, 2018 1:44 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Visiting the cockpit of an aircraft inflight
Replies: 92
Views: 2431

Re: Visiting the cockpit of an aircraft inflight

http://en.mercopress.com/2015/06/29/aer ... f-throttle
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XAM2175 wrote:
Yeah, there's an established procedure and it's really easy!
1) be a kid
2) ask before 2001


That's one way. But there's another way....
http://en.mercopress.com/2015/06/29/aer ... f-throttle

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by IPFreely
Sat Feb 03, 2018 8:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa fires Brussels Airlines CEO & CFO since they didn't want to change SN into an LCC
Replies: 146
Views: 20604

Re: Lufthansa fires Brussels Airlines CEO & CFO since they didn't want to change SN into an LCC

It's about what country you represent as an airline, certainly as a flag carrier. You're the main thing in your country, other airlines look up to you. You don't let that slip away to become a niche. . Not sure if this is serious or not. But regardless, if an airline wants to maintain it's identity...

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by IPFreely
Fri Feb 02, 2018 3:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta eyes return to Persian Gulf region after US strikes deal with Qatar
Replies: 84
Views: 14358

Re: Delta eyes return to Persian Gulf region after US strikes deal with Qatar

Its not about being state owned, or receiving state subsidies. Its about receiving state subsidies WHILE being apart of the Open Skies trade agreements with the US. That is the complaint, about violation of Open Skies. Delta's position of being against Open Skies with some countries because of subs...

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by IPFreely
Thu Feb 01, 2018 5:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta eyes return to Persian Gulf region after US strikes deal with Qatar
Replies: 84
Views: 14358

Re: Delta eyes return to Persian Gulf region after US strikes deal with Qatar

If EK announces ATL-DXB, Delta will announce ATL-DXB within 24 hours. Guarantee it. Now that’s funny. Delta already failed miserably once in this route and that was without any competition. They would never restart it against direct competition from an airline they can’t compete with. It would be l...

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by IPFreely
Thu Feb 01, 2018 1:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Star Alliance's EWR Fortress Hub
Replies: 63
Views: 7546

Re: Star Alliance's EWR Fortress Hub

Even though the EWR schedules are superior and Manhattan access can be just as good as or better than JFK, UA sales staff needed to pitch EWR as a reasonable alternative to the familiarity/comfort zone of JFK. That's a problem. If it's a problem it looks like UA solved it because they are the #1 ai...

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by IPFreely
Thu Feb 01, 2018 12:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta eyes return to Persian Gulf region after US strikes deal with Qatar
Replies: 84
Views: 14358

Re: Delta eyes return to Persian Gulf region after US strikes deal with Qatar

evank516 wrote:
NichCage wrote:
I think it would be pretty nice to see EK fly DXB-ATL, but I don't think it will happen just yet.


If EK does that you will see Delta announce it the next day. Guarantee you.


You will see Delta announce what?

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by IPFreely
Wed Jan 31, 2018 12:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Star Alliance's EWR Fortress Hub
Replies: 63
Views: 7546

Re: Star Alliance's EWR Fortress Hub

Considering UA does not give the time of day to many of its Star partners, they rather serve JFK and maintain relations with folks like B6 instead. What exactly does this mean? Can you provide some real examples of UA “not giving the time of day” to Star Alliance partner airlines? Which Star Allian...

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by IPFreely
Tue Jan 30, 2018 11:57 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Game: How would you fly from X to Y
Replies: 24
Views: 755

Re: Game: How would you fly from X to Y

IADCA wrote:
In other words, you got a ridiculous answer because you posted something ridiculous to start with.


I think the OP has gotten very reasonable answers all things considered. When I read the first post I was expecting the answer to every route to be "chartered Gulfstream V".

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