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by IPFreely
Tue Jul 18, 2017 3:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA flight returns to DFW when drunk woman slaps FA, hits cockpit door
Replies: 21
Views: 5256

Re: AA flight returns to DFW when drunk woman slaps FA, hits cockpit door

Count me among those struggling to find a connection to Dr. Dao. For what it's worth, I googled the phrase "Doing a Dao" for any hits in the last three months, and the only relevant result was a link to this very thread. Dao's fifteen minutes of fame expired months ago. If you did a name ...

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by IPFreely
Mon Jul 17, 2017 5:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta moves seat of Ann Coulter
Replies: 317
Views: 28707

Re: Delta moves seat of Ann Coulter

Everyone in PR knows that you never, ever blame the customer; you let the customer make themself look stupid and you answer politely and sincerely. They go low, we go high. It is always the most-effective strategy. Here, DL's PR people have given non-apology apologies and somewhat snarky answers th...

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by IPFreely
Mon Jul 17, 2017 6:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A340 at MLI (Quad Cities International)
Replies: 12
Views: 2556

Re: A340 at MLI (Quad Cities International)

Chartered by the PGA Tour to fly golfers, caddies, and families who played the John Deere Classic to the British Open.

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by IPFreely
Mon Jul 17, 2017 5:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta moves seat of Ann Coulter
Replies: 317
Views: 28707

Re: Delta moves seat of Ann Coulter

She would have ended up getting an exit row seat, essentially for free when she otherwise would have had to pay for it. That's a win in my book. Why would she feel like she's entitled to more? All exit row seats are not the same. If you paid extra for an exit row aisle or window seat then got moved...

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by IPFreely
Mon Jul 17, 2017 4:48 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: DL routes going to AM - Quality of Service
Replies: 13
Views: 2918

Re: DL routes going to AM - Quality of Service

Being that DL used to fly several routes which DL is now turning over or "delegating" to AM (such as MTY-LAX , BJX-LAX, one of the MTY-ATL flights), does anyone know if DL has required that AM improves and ups its game and offer a more uniform travel experience comparable to the one Delta...

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by IPFreely
Mon Jul 17, 2017 4:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA regional British isles routes cuts
Replies: 122
Views: 15507

Re: UA regional British isles routes cuts

So I watched the video. The caption under the segment featuring the person who said "every international route we cut eliminates 1,500 jobs" says 'Jim Burnley' . Is that wrong then? Is it really Ed Bastian? And frankly, it's a propaganda video directed against the ME3. As none of the ME3 ...

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by IPFreely
Sat Jul 15, 2017 1:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA regional British isles routes cuts
Replies: 122
Views: 15507

Re: UA regional British isles routes cuts

Did Ed give a breakdown on that? In other words, is this his estimate of the total number of jobs across the UK and the USA that were required to keep the service flying? Is it just direct Delta employees, or does it include subcontractors such as caterers? Delta didn't employ 1500 people in Manche...

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by IPFreely
Sat Jul 15, 2017 2:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA regional British isles routes cuts
Replies: 122
Views: 15507

Re: UA regional British isles routes cuts

The figure I saw wasn't 1500, but 150 who lost their jobs. That's a separate debate altogether from the service offering then and now. If there was any justice for them the staff would be TUPE'd across to VS, which I doubt happened at all. It's not 150 jobs lost, it's 1,500 jobs lost. That number c...

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by IPFreely
Thu Jul 13, 2017 9:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta posts Q2 2017 profit $1.85 Billion USD
Replies: 66
Views: 10863

Re: Delta posts Q2 2017 profit $1.85 Billion USD

I understand that delta likes to showboat with their financials, but it's a little bit dishonest when every other carrier is reporting their net income, and Delta is puffing their chest with their earnings and putting a little disclaimer below "pre tax." Obviously it's a great quarter for...

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by IPFreely
Thu Jul 13, 2017 9:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA regional British isles routes cuts
Replies: 122
Views: 15507

Re: UA regional British isles routes cuts

Delta's regional offering ex-MAN is arguably better than ever for now. They have passed it to VS to operate with newer, higher capacity A333s and codeshare on the flights, giving a good POS setup at both ends. It certainly provides plenty of connectivity at the US end via Delta's operations at JFK ...

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by IPFreely
Tue Jul 11, 2017 4:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta A320 cracks windshield flying through hail
Replies: 16
Views: 5252

Re: Delta A320 cracks windshield flying through hail

Oh come on, that's a ridiculous assertion. I know there are a few annoying DL fanboys on here who think their airline can do no wrong, but I don't think it is prudent to call them out as unsafe because of a storm-related event. A storm related event, I.e., one isolated event, and I would agree. But...

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by IPFreely
Tue Jul 11, 2017 3:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta A320 cracks windshield flying through hail
Replies: 16
Views: 5252

Re: Delta A320 cracks windshield flying through hail

mcdu wrote:
DL just seems to find themselves in these situations more than most, perhaps its a DL training issue?


Maybe DL management's obsession with touting phony statistics regarding operations and "cancelling cancellations" is overriding common sense.

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by IPFreely
Tue Jul 11, 2017 3:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: QR Service to ATL Caused DL to End Doha Service; DL Considers ME/India Return
Replies: 114
Views: 11966

Re: QR Service to ATL Caused DL to End Doha Service; DL Considers ME/India Return

ASQ400 wrote:
I don't see why no one gets this, so I'll say it again.

ME3 lose money. They don't mind losing money because they're subsidized.


Just because you say it again and again doesn't make it true. Just like the Delta PR department, saying "it's true because we say so" doesn't prove anything.

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by IPFreely
Mon Jul 10, 2017 4:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: QR Service to ATL Caused DL to End Doha Service; DL Considers ME/India Return
Replies: 114
Views: 11966

Re: Delta considering a return to the Middle East and India

I would agree that way DL doesn't have the expense of operating such a long leg. I think 3 X DEL and 4 X BOM would be a very good start but Delta just doesn't seem interested in trying anything that doesn't work from ATL and there in lies the problem. It's a perception thing with them. They can do ...

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by IPFreely
Mon Jul 10, 2017 3:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: QR Service to ATL Caused DL to End Doha Service; DL Considers ME/India Return
Replies: 114
Views: 11966

Re: Delta considering a return to the Middle East and India

Yes and Delta would have a leg up having a far superior product to AI at ORD not to mention the quickest transit times to India for quite a few US markets operating from Detroit to India would be a win win and they could funnel passengers to the smaller Indian market with 9W through either DEL or B...

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by IPFreely
Mon Jul 10, 2017 2:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: QR Service to ATL Caused DL to End Doha Service; DL Considers ME/India Return
Replies: 114
Views: 11966

Re: Delta considering a return to the Middle East and India

the other ran out of fuel in Hartford CT, and we were forced to find own transportation from there. Please stop making stuff up. Are you saying UA never had fuel stop diversion?? I am sure there are several threads on a.net and other forums. No, I'm saying if UA had a fuel stop diversion they would...

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by IPFreely
Mon Jul 10, 2017 1:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: QR Service to ATL Caused DL to End Doha Service; DL Considers ME/India Return
Replies: 114
Views: 11966

Re: Delta considering a return to the Middle East and India

Irehdna wrote:
the other ran out of fuel in Hartford CT, and we were forced to find own transportation from there.


Please stop making stuff up.

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by IPFreely
Mon Jul 10, 2017 1:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: QR Service to ATL Caused DL to End Doha Service; DL Considers ME/India Return
Replies: 114
Views: 11966

Re: Delta considering a return to the Middle East and India

As bad as some make out AI to be (I don't think they really are that bad TBH), they still have a much better reputation internationally than UA, and probably similar to AC. (I don't think UA are in that much trouble on EWR-DEL, however, given lack of competition and *A hub at DEL.) Nobody is going ...

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by IPFreely
Mon Jul 10, 2017 4:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: QR Service to ATL Caused DL to End Doha Service; DL Considers ME/India Return
Replies: 114
Views: 11966

Re: QR Service to ATL Caused DL to End Doha Service?

Super80Fan wrote:
Yep, this article is "fake news" but the constant bashing is getting old. Come back to me when QR starts flying ATL-LAX or EK starts flying JFK-LHR.


I'd say come back when Delta ends their hypocrisy regarding subsidies.

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by IPFreely
Mon Jul 10, 2017 3:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta "security incident" - passenger attempts to open exit door
Replies: 117
Views: 14560

Re: Delta "security incident" - passenger attempts to enter cockpit

This pass travel thing is becoming a nightmare. You practically have to sit people down and lecture them before they fly. I am really really restrictive on who i give them to and if there is the remotest history of drug abuse (which i think this was) or intoxication, there is no way i would allow s...

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by IPFreely
Mon Jul 10, 2017 3:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta "security incident" - passenger attempts to open exit door
Replies: 117
Views: 14560

Re: Delta "security incident" - passenger attempts to open exit door

Thank God for that employee the final decision will not be that of a.nutters. :roll: Even more amazing are a.nutters posting what should happen "because they think it's fair" or because "people will agree to this". As if Delta will change the wording of their policy based on int...

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by IPFreely
Sun Jul 09, 2017 6:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta "security incident" - passenger attempts to open exit door
Replies: 117
Views: 14560

Re: Delta "security incident" - passenger attempts to enter cockpit

This proves the need for stricter background checks and visa processes for international travel. Too many casual tourists can get easily get into to China now, and it is a nuisance/risk for the country, and hurts representation of USA internationally. Things like 48/72 hour transit visa with no bac...

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by IPFreely
Sun Jul 09, 2017 6:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airlines serve JFK for a notch on their belt or to make money?
Replies: 44
Views: 8457

Re: Airlines serve JFK for a notch on their belt or to make money?

???? China Airlines is a Taiwanese, not a Chinese, carrier. My bad, the OP wrote China Airlines, not Air China. So if the OP will just provide the financials for PIA and China Airlines at JFK, someone on this board can probably answer his question. Since he did not mention Air China they are eviden...

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by IPFreely
Sun Jul 09, 2017 5:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta "security incident" - passenger attempts to open exit door
Replies: 117
Views: 14560

Re: Delta "security incident" - passenger attempts to enter cockpit

Hey, I got a preposition for ya! When our distinguished leader "Ed" forks over the 125 MILLION that his company Delta Air Lines blew away like a fart in the wind back in April. One of THREE Delta meltdowns this year...Then I will give a sheet about some lady who's kid had a mental episode...

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by IPFreely
Sun Jul 09, 2017 5:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airlines serve JFK for a notch on their belt or to make money?
Replies: 44
Views: 8457

Re: Airlines serve JFK for a notch on their belt or to make money?

Perfect example....does anyone think PIA has turned a $1 profit the past 30 years at JFK???? China Airlines hasn't! I'm sure there's more. How much have PIA and China Airlines lost on their JFK service, and are the losses increasing or decreasing? If you would post these financials for, say, the pa...

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by IPFreely
Sun Jul 09, 2017 5:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta "security incident" - passenger attempts to open exit door
Replies: 117
Views: 14560

Re: Delta "security incident" - passenger attempts to enter cockpit

I think making the mother (employee) pay back the costs or firing her are too extreme, I think everyone can agree loss of free flights/pass privileges are more than enough. When the employee redeems a family and friends travel pass they agree to the rules regarding that pass. This written agreement...

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by IPFreely
Sat Jul 08, 2017 10:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta "security incident" - passenger attempts to open exit door
Replies: 117
Views: 14560

Re: Delta "security incident" - passenger attempts to enter cockpit

Well hopefully she has access to her son's funds (i.e. unused college fund, etc) and can cut a deal. Otherwise, it's hard to imagine anyone paying a five figure settlement in a reasonable timeframe, and BK becomes a clear option. Five figures should be no big deal to most people. But the cost here ...

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by IPFreely
Sat Jul 08, 2017 8:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta "security incident" - passenger attempts to open exit door
Replies: 117
Views: 14560

Re: Delta "security incident" - passenger attempts to enter cockpit

I do hope no one will give out that information. I believe it's bad enough that an employee is involved and it became public knowledge. No Delta employee should give out that information. But the alleged criminal is named in the criminal complaint which is public record. And his grandfather has bee...

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by IPFreely
Sat Jul 08, 2017 8:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta "security incident" - passenger attempts to open exit door
Replies: 117
Views: 14560

Re: Delta "security incident" - passenger attempts to enter cockpit

Then terminate them. Paying off hundreds of thousands of dollars because uncle Joe decided that today was the day to be stupid probably isn't going to happen. That likely will happen. But terminating the employee doesn't absolve them of the financial responsibility they signed up for when they acce...

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by IPFreely
Sat Jul 08, 2017 8:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta "security incident" - passenger attempts to open exit door
Replies: 117
Views: 14560

Re: Delta "security incident" - passenger attempts to enter cockpit

We've all had family members do stupid things at some point - I wouldn't want to be financially accountable for their stupidity. And yes, I understand he was on a company pass. If your family member goes out in public, does something stupid, and gets arrested, nobody cares. You aren't responsible. ...

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by IPFreely
Sat Jul 08, 2017 5:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta "security incident" - passenger attempts to open exit door
Replies: 117
Views: 14560

Re: Delta "security incident" - passenger attempts to enter cockpit

Why should the thread be locked? It's public info that he was a nonrev. Because more and more non-rev/employee violations are coming to light and PR teams don't like a bit. Part of it is PR and part of it is purely financial. Airlines will compensate passengers including rebooking and lodging costs...

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by IPFreely
Sat Jul 08, 2017 4:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta "security incident" - passenger attempts to open exit door
Replies: 117
Views: 14560

Re: Delta "security incident" - passenger attempts to enter cockpit

This was a non rev? That's outrageous. I hope the employee is burdened with the cost of the divert and medical bills up to the point they are terminated. They should be forced to give a video apology to the company for their non revs actions. Who cares about the company? The company, thru one of it...

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by IPFreely
Sat Jul 08, 2017 4:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta "security incident" - passenger attempts to open exit door
Replies: 117
Views: 14560

Re: Delta "security incident" - passenger attempts to enter cockpit

Indy wrote:
Great. Another self entitled tool sitting in first class... likely flying on the company dime...


This was more prophetic than anyone knew at the time. Especially considering what company's dime he was flying on.

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by IPFreely
Sat Jul 08, 2017 3:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL releases anti-ME3 video
Replies: 196
Views: 20116

Re: DL releases anti-ME3 video

No doubt TigerFlyer will be around shortly to give his DL plant explanation. There is nothing to explain. In the opening moments of the video, Ed Bastian states that the ME3 have illegally received 50 billion dollars in government subsidies over the past ten years. And to prove this statement he pr...

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by IPFreely
Sat Jul 08, 2017 12:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL releases anti-ME3 video
Replies: 196
Views: 20116

Re: DL releases anti-ME3 video

RL777 wrote:
The US3 don't and shouldn't have an argument here,


To be fair the US3 aren't arguing here. One of the three does not speak for the other two.

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by IPFreely
Sat Jul 08, 2017 12:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL releases anti-ME3 video
Replies: 196
Views: 20116

Re: DL releases anti-ME3 video

If an Asian airline like say Cathay Pacific or Singapore Airlines would have done something like this, the world media would be up in arms, calling them out for not being able to withstand competition. But if Delta does it, its all good. Almost nobody thinks all is good, other than the more gullibl...

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by IPFreely
Fri Jul 07, 2017 9:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL releases anti-ME3 video
Replies: 196
Views: 20116

Re: DL releases anti-ME3 video

IPFreely wrote:
David_itl wrote:
Either you have the proof of the alleged subsidies or you don't The jury spoke and there's no evidence.


He wouldn't make a statement like that without proof. I'm sure he'll be sharing the proof on here shortly.


I stand corrected. He has no proof.

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by IPFreely
Fri Jul 07, 2017 6:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL releases anti-ME3 video
Replies: 196
Views: 20116

Re: DL releases anti-ME3 video

David_itl wrote:
Either you have the proof of the alleged subsidies or you don't The jury spoke and there's no evidence.


He wouldn't make a statement like that without proof. I'm sure he'll be sharing the proof on here shortly.

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by IPFreely
Fri Jul 07, 2017 6:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL releases anti-ME3 video
Replies: 196
Views: 20116

Re: DL releases anti-ME3 video

They're not entering the political fray and this video is not aimed at customers. Their CEO is a former Cabinet member. They hire a former US Trade Representative to be their mouthpiece. Nothing political to be seen here. :lol: Not entering the political fray means Delta is not intended to influenc...

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by IPFreely
Thu Jul 06, 2017 11:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue and Spirit merger could it work?
Replies: 60
Views: 5996

Re: JetBlue and Spirit merger could it work?

Well there's been many speculations about who would make a great merger partner with JetBlue. The Newest in the Rumor mill is Spirit airlines. Thoughts? Flyguy I think you just make this stuff up. Five days ago you announced this: If B6 is going to be bought or merged with anyone it's Southwest. Fl...

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by IPFreely
Thu Jul 06, 2017 6:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: $4000+ cash stolen in EK First on CDG-DXB
Replies: 67
Views: 10478

Re: $4000+ cash stolen in EK First on CDG-DXB

turjo101 wrote:
This is what happens when the airline you're flying on is subsidized by oil money. They should've flown Delta, if they were going to fly with "that much cash".


Please explain how they could have flown Delta.

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by IPFreely
Thu Jul 06, 2017 5:59 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your airline's worst destinations
Replies: 48
Views: 6171

Re: Your airline's worst destinations

I hate to rain on your parade but 32 is correct. I don't work for the ME3 but anyone who does needs to be very wary about posting anything negative about their employer. There would be bad repercussions for any employee advising a job candidate on what destinations to avoid and how to avoid them. Es...

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by IPFreely
Thu Jul 06, 2017 2:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA's ongoing PR issues
Replies: 368
Views: 29070

Re: UA's ongoing PR issues

CriticalPoint wrote:
Honest question can you tell the difference between a 24 month old and a 27 month old?


Do what you would do with a tree -- cut it in half and count the rings.

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by IPFreely
Wed Jul 05, 2017 3:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA's ongoing PR issues
Replies: 368
Views: 29070

Re: Another UA screw-up: twice-sold seat

Yet there are people all over this website who last week screamed about how United RAISED their fares with the intro of basic economy and said they would be flying other (cheaper) airlines. So which one is it? are United's fares to high, or too low? Since UA appears to have high load factors that a...

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by IPFreely
Wed Jul 05, 2017 6:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA's ongoing PR issues
Replies: 368
Views: 29070

Re: Another UA screw-up: twice-sold seat

jfern022 wrote:
People swore off United until they dumped their fares in toilet to keep the fliers and people quickly forgave them.


And your proof of this will be coming soon?

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by IPFreely
Wed Jul 05, 2017 3:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA's ongoing PR issues
Replies: 368
Views: 29070

Re: Another UA screw-up: twice-sold seat

Rookie87 wrote:
"Vote with your wallets" doesn't seem like it will happen to me


People vote with their wallets every day. Just because the vote doesn't go the way you want it to or expect it to doesn't mean that people aren't voting. It just means they're not voting the way you want them to vote.

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by IPFreely
Tue Jul 04, 2017 11:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Would NW have left JFK?
Replies: 21
Views: 4752

Re: Would NW have left JFK?

Had Northwest survived would they have left JFK? Certainly not. Northwest may have changed it's name from Northwest Orient, but it never lost it's identity as a real airline and a major player in the Pacific. You can't be a major player in the Pacific without some connection to one of the NYC airpor...

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by IPFreely
Tue Jul 04, 2017 5:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL releases anti-ME3 video
Replies: 196
Views: 20116

Re: DL releases anti-ME3 video

So then why would an airline choose to enter the political fray? Things blow over, administrations eventually change, customers ma/or may not appreciate this.. They're not entering the political fray and this video is not aimed at customers. The title of the video is: "Brainwashing Employees o...

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by IPFreely
Mon Jul 03, 2017 3:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL releases anti-ME3 video
Replies: 196
Views: 20116

Re: DL releases anti-ME3 video

Go back and listen to the comments of Charlene Barchevsky. The former head of USTR, lead trade representative of the United States. Former trade representative. Currently she is a senior partner with Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr, a law firm retained by Delta for legal work and lobbying. A ...

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by IPFreely
Sat Jul 01, 2017 2:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL releases anti-ME3 video
Replies: 196
Views: 20116

Re: DL releases anti-ME3 video

I don't believe this point was communicated properly. These state subsidized Chinese carriers are acting in the same ways as the Gulf carriers are allegedly acting, in the sense that they are dumping lower fares into the market to gain marketshare, with likely little or no profit incentive. Yes it ...

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