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by IPFreely
Tue Aug 14, 2018 3:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Passenger takes video of JFK bag smasher
Replies: 61
Views: 10775

Re: Passenger takes video of JFK bag smasher

Passenger baggage handling is truly a race against the clock and it’s damned if you do, damned if you don’t situation. Why do people always defend airline employees with this "race against the clock" nonsense? Take a look at this video of a Hawaiian Airlines bag smasher: https://www.youtu...

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by IPFreely
Mon Aug 13, 2018 7:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Passenger takes video of JFK bag smasher
Replies: 61
Views: 10775

Re: Passenger takes video of JFK bag smasher

The biggest issue with bag damage .is passengers are packing their bags way too heavy to avoid paying for another bag. I work in the bins in the Delta Fleet everyday 9 put of 10 bag damage are due to over weight bags. Not puting them down the jet way slide you don't want your bags destroyed start p...

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by IPFreely
Mon Aug 13, 2018 6:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: foreign airlines that fly & sell U.S. domestic sectors
Replies: 54
Views: 6122

Re: foreign airlines that fly & sell U.S. domestic sectors

If I was a wealthier man traveling from NYC-LA I would book the qantas flight one way and another carrier back, ditching my connection to Australia and simply walking out of the airport after the JFK-LAX flight. What's to stop me from doing that if I choose? There’s nothing to stop you. But your ch...

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by IPFreely
Sat Aug 11, 2018 1:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Passenger takes video of JFK bag smasher
Replies: 61
Views: 10775

Passenger takes video of JFK bag smasher

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You would think these guys would know they’re in plain view after all the previous videos.

http://www.foxnews.com/travel/2018/08/1 ... round.html

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by IPFreely
Sat Aug 11, 2018 3:20 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Is LOT Polish airlines as bad as the reviews on the web say
Replies: 13
Views: 622

Re: Is LOT Polish airlines as bad as the reviews on the web say

No airline is as good or bad as anonymous internet reviews say.

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by IPFreely
Fri Aug 10, 2018 6:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France A340 Retirement Ceremony?
Replies: 25
Views: 5106

Re: Air France A340 Retirement Ceremony?

texl1649 wrote:
As a retirement gift they will finally be washed.

Half kidding.


That was the plan. Unfortunately the workers at the company that washes planes in France have gone on strike. So they will be retired as-is.

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by IPFreely
Fri Aug 10, 2018 2:13 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: ViaAir strands passengers, denies compensation
Replies: 34
Views: 3792

Re: ViaAir strands passengers, denies compensation

Seems like the difference is that SY at least refunded passengers' tickets and then told them to go find and pay for another flight on their own. According to the passengers, they're neither getting them to their destination nor are they refunding their tickets. SY refunded tickets and passengers c...

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by IPFreely
Thu Aug 09, 2018 3:04 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Flight Attendant on CBS Big Brother
Replies: 30
Views: 3694

Re: Flight Attendant on CBS Big Brother

If you were on national TV and threatened to kill and gut someone if they didn't obey your commands, and you used something equivalent to the N word, would your employer let you stick around? Mine would shove me out the door faster than a 757 takes off. I'd take it with a grain of salt; it's a &quo...

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by IPFreely
Tue Aug 07, 2018 11:23 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: TSA considering cutting security screenings at small airports
Replies: 43
Views: 2615

Re: TSA considering cutting security screenings at small airports

You can get onto a crowded NYC subway, or almost any AMTRAC train without passing ANY security.... yet I have not heard of a train bombing.... Never heard of a train bombing? Really??? New York: http://www.foxnews.com/us/2018/08/07/prosecutors-man-in-subway-bombing-said-more-is-coming.html London: ...

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by IPFreely
Mon Aug 06, 2018 2:50 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What Airline from New York to SFO in August?
Replies: 6
Views: 358

Re: What Airline from New York to SFO in August?

By now my favorite is a DL flight from Jfk on a 330-200. It's late but it's not so bad with my connection from MXP. Thank you for your opinion! Do you already have a MXP to JFK flight? If so your connection won’t be a connection as we typically think of one, it will be two individual flights back t...

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by IPFreely
Mon Aug 06, 2018 2:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta: AMS vs CDG
Replies: 28
Views: 5732

Re: Delta: AMS vs CDG

Not an expert either, but i have heard AMS is preferred operationally as CDG has a convoluted bag sorting process (much more misconnects/losses than ams) along with AF labor strikes Not sure if the data bears this out but I agree. The strikes in France, not just by AF but also airport ground worker...

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by IPFreely
Mon Aug 06, 2018 1:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Korean Air announces Boston
Replies: 72
Views: 9053

Re: Korean Air announces Boston

neomax wrote:
Nice add! Will be interesting to see KL and KE join the lineup at BOS.


It will be interesting to hear what Delta pilots say when they watch Compass, Endeavor, Expressjet, Gojet, Republic, and Skywest pilots fly Delta passengers to and from Boston to connect to planes flown by KLM and Korean pilots.

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by IPFreely
Sun Aug 05, 2018 6:51 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Everyone has a "currently flying" retro jet with the exception of Delta.
Replies: 28
Views: 1752

Re: Everyone has a "currently flying" retro jet with the exception of Delta.

And yet, it wears the current livery, which means it isn't a retro jet in the context intended by the OP. Some airlines define "retro" as taking a new plane and painting it as if it was 30+ years old. Other airlines define "retro" as taking a 30+ year old plane and painting it a...

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by IPFreely
Sun Aug 05, 2018 1:18 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Shades drawn
Replies: 13
Views: 2112

Re: Shades drawn

Yes, I am aware of the reason for this. In the U.S., they seem to be encouraging the closing of the shades at all times, especially on DL. This practice seems to have only started in the past year where prior to this, announcements were ALWAYS made for shades to be raised for landing and take off. ...

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by IPFreely
Sun Aug 05, 2018 1:15 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Canadian flights into BOI?
Replies: 11
Views: 319

Re: Canadian flights into BOI?

Why drive to Whistler, BC, one of the best skiing spots in the world, when you can fly to Boise? Sounds reasonable. Whistler looked like an iconic skiing spot in the Vancouver Winter Olympics. Were the Winter Olympics ever held in Boise? Anyone? Anyone? LOL. It's pretty clear any ski traffic betwee...

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by IPFreely
Sun Aug 05, 2018 1:10 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: How much will it cost to repair this APU?
Replies: 10
Views: 1356

Re: How much will it cost to repair this APU?

That should buff right out.

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by IPFreely
Sun Aug 05, 2018 1:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA booted a Cellist from the Aircraft (did not allow the Cello on a paid ticket)
Replies: 163
Views: 15185

Re: AA booted a Cellist from the Aircraft (did not allow the Cello on a paid ticket)

There is plenty of blame to go around, but the sob story from the passenger is unnecessary and overly dramatic. That seems to be a recurring theme with these type of stories. Airlines might be better off just increasing their list of banned items to include cellos and other musical instruments and ...

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by IPFreely
Sun Aug 05, 2018 1:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA booted a Cellist from the Aircraft (did not allow the Cello on a paid ticket)
Replies: 163
Views: 15185

Re: AA booted a Cellist from the Aircraft (did not allow the Cello on a paid ticket)

trex8 wrote:
The WN boarding system can be an issue sometimes.


Does the cello like group A, B, or C?

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by IPFreely
Sat Aug 04, 2018 12:59 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Canadian flights into BOI?
Replies: 11
Views: 319

Re: Canadian flights into BOI?

I can't imagine there is enough tourist traffic between YVR and BOI to justify a flight. Pretty sure every airline agrees with this since nobody flies the route. And what little traffic there is, it is not going YVR-BOI. It's going the opposite way with people visiting Vancouver and boarding cruise ...

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by IPFreely
Fri Aug 03, 2018 11:44 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Canadian flights into BOI?
Replies: 11
Views: 319

Re: Canadian flights into BOI?

What's in BOI for us Canadians to justify a flight? Boise is a quite amazing place. Amazing for the adventurer and there's quite a few of your compatriots within the city. Plus BC borders the state anyway, and it can avoid a stop in SEA or somewhere Rephrased: What's available for Canadians in Bois...

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by IPFreely
Fri Aug 03, 2018 3:57 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Can a plane be maintained to fly indefinitely?
Replies: 35
Views: 2668

Re: Can a plane be maintained to fly indefinitely?

mxaxai wrote:
Every single part of an aircraft can be replaced, in principle.


Which, of course, begs the question: if you replace every single part of an aircraft, are you really flying the original aircraft?

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by IPFreely
Fri Aug 03, 2018 1:05 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airports with funny names
Replies: 24
Views: 1730

Re: Airports with funny names

Dallas Love Field (DAL) - the home base of Southwest Airlines Eppley Airfield (Omaha, Nebraska - OMA) Love -Named after a military test pilot who died in a crash. Eppley - Named after a wealthy Omaha resident whose estate donated $1,000,000 (decades ago, when that was a lot of money) for the Omaha ...

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by IPFreely
Fri Aug 03, 2018 12:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Teenager tries to steal American Eagle jet
Replies: 46
Views: 12434

Re: Teenager tries to steal American Eagle jet

Most cars in the USA are automatic and many models are net even offered in manual anymore. With modern automatics fuel economy can be inferior with a stick so to meet Cafe some models aren’t sold with sticks. Add to that the decline in teens even interested in driving at all, the claim that most te...

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by IPFreely
Thu Aug 02, 2018 3:55 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Can a plane be maintained to fly indefinitely?
Replies: 35
Views: 2668

Re: Can a plane be maintained to fly indefinitely?

Suppose you buy a shovel and use it for twenty years. Then the handle breaks so you replace it and use it for another twenty years. Then the blade breaks so you replace it and use it for another twenty years. Have you really used the same shovel for sixty years? Same question for the airplane. As yo...

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by IPFreely
Wed Aug 01, 2018 6:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Motley Fool: American Airlines profit plunging after Q2 results
Replies: 115
Views: 16653

Re: AA on death's door per Motley Fool...

winginit wrote:
In related news, AAL stock is currently down 4.5%


It’s not related — Motley Fool has no real influence. Except for UAL, all airline stocks including AAL, are down between 2-4% today, at least as of 2:30 Eastern time.

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by IPFreely
Wed Aug 01, 2018 6:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Motley Fool: American Airlines profit plunging after Q2 results
Replies: 115
Views: 16653

Re: AA on death's door per Motley Fool...

Motley Fool? That’s a message board masquerading as a news site. Read it for entertainment if you want. But it’s not to be taken seriously.

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by IPFreely
Wed Aug 01, 2018 3:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: China Eastern to launch Shanghai - Pittsburgh charters
Replies: 69
Views: 8012

Re: China Eastern to launch Shanghai - Pittsburgh charters

Somebody is subsidizing these flights....$1,000 round trip sounds way low to me. Low fares to/from China are the norm. I don't know about this particular flight but the Chinese government is heavily subsidizing Chinese carriers (to the tune of $1,300,000,000 USD in 2016) to start new international ...

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by IPFreely
Wed Aug 01, 2018 3:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta orders 20 CRJ900 with new interiors
Replies: 83
Views: 16101

Re: Delta orders 20 CRJ900 with new interiors

Ugh, the dreaded CR2. I’ve been flying them a lot lately on Skywest out of SWF for the connection in Detroit. They are invariably late, almost always due to mechanical issues (per the flight crews). I’ve already missed a few connections because of it — the lesson learned is to take the morning flig...

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by IPFreely
Tue Jul 31, 2018 1:44 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Flight Attendant on CBS Big Brother
Replies: 30
Views: 3694

Re: Flight Attendant on CBS Big Brother

There's a difference between calling one passenger something while they're taping something on their personal phone (not saying that agent didn't deserve to be fired), and repeatedly using derogatory language and stating one's lack of concern for their customers while being filmed for a national TV...

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by IPFreely
Mon Jul 30, 2018 11:03 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Flight Attendant on CBS Big Brother
Replies: 30
Views: 3694

Re: Flight Attendant on CBS Big Brother

Considering Delta FA's aren't unionized, it would be in their best interest to cut ties with her. Delta did not cut ties with a baggage agent in PDX who refused to help a customer then called him a “f$&#ing a$@hole”, recorded on video, while in uniform and on duty. If that’s not a fireable offe...

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by IPFreely
Thu Jul 26, 2018 6:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dua Lipa Criticizes United Flight Attendant on Twitter Over Response to Sister's Nut Allergy
Replies: 168
Views: 11180

Re: Dua Lipa Criticizes United Flight Attendant on Twitter Over Response to Sister's Nut Allergy

If you were on a flight and your sister was allergic to peanuts and the slightest HINT of a peanut sent her into anaphylactic shock, you would also be a little upset that the flight attendant didn't take the allergen seriously. From the story we have it sounds like the FA did take the allergy serio...

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by IPFreely
Wed Oct 18, 2017 1:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue to start BOS-MSP 3xday on May 3 2018
Replies: 119
Views: 13486

Re: JetBlue to start BOS-MSP 3xday on May 3 2018

Excellent news! We've been waiting for B6 for years, and with SY evidently turning into a ULCC this seems like a good time to add one of the "premium" LCCs to the route. This is technically hub-to-hub for DL, and DL will presumably have a fit but I'm not sure where or how. Maybe they'll r...

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by IPFreely
Tue Oct 17, 2017 4:15 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: DL - Basic Economy review
Replies: 18
Views: 2012

Re: DL - Basic Economy review

I don’t see anything wrong with such policy. Unless you need to transport work related material, there is absolutely no need to check in a bag for a 2 night trip. As irelayer pointed out, not many people would agree with you. Some people may need to take extra clothes or shoes for business and/or s...

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by IPFreely
Mon Oct 16, 2017 3:26 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: DL - Basic Economy review
Replies: 18
Views: 2012

Re: DL - Basic Economy review

I don’t want to go too far off your topic, but Skywest’s reliability is pretty suspect, in my experience. At SWF, we’re very limited in options. And EWR is quite a hike. So my question is — is American Eagle/Air Wisconsin a better carrier than Skywest? Performance of all carriers’ regional airlines...

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by IPFreely
Mon Oct 16, 2017 3:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 10/15/2017: AA Adds ORD-RAP; AM Drops ONT-GDL; ; EY LAX Less Than Daily; More SJU/STT/SXM Cuts
Replies: 65
Views: 12386

Re: OAG Changes 10/15/2017: AA Adds ORD-RAP; AM Drops ONT-GDL; ; EY LAX Less Than Daily; More SJU/STT/SXM Cuts

I still wouldn't underestimate that group. It is a very business-oriented city and there's no shortage of Medallion members in the Twin Cities. It's a significant part of the feed to this flight but it's not all the feed. And it only applies to passengers originating in MSP. Passengers who originat...

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by IPFreely
Mon Oct 16, 2017 12:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 10/15/2017: AA Adds ORD-RAP; AM Drops ONT-GDL; ; EY LAX Less Than Daily; More SJU/STT/SXM Cuts
Replies: 65
Views: 12386

Re: OAG Changes 10/15/2017: AA Adds ORD-RAP; AM Drops ONT-GDL; ; EY LAX Less Than Daily; More SJU/STT/SXM Cuts

All the DL fan boys here said FI would drop this route as soon as DL added it, because nobody would choose FI over DL. It looks like FI is planning to stay in MSP, despite competition from DL. Outside of MSP-based travellers who are overly loyal to DL's frequent flyer program, nobody is going to ch...

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by IPFreely
Sun Oct 15, 2017 3:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA/B6 Merger Rumors Floating Again
Replies: 101
Views: 16484

Re: UA/B6 Merger Rumors Floating Again

No need. The fascinating thing about that guy is how obsessed he is with Jetblue. I can see United and American upsetting the Delta yes-girls, but Jetblue? In the industry, Jetblue is a gnat and Delta is an elephant. And he is clearly terrified of the gnat. Your company is doing something right. De...

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