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by IPFreely
Sat Mar 25, 2017 9:19 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why would Spirit Airlines say that the next available flight is in 3 days on routes that have daily service?
Replies: 9
Views: 714

Re: Why would Spirit Airlines say that the next available flight is in 3 days on routes that have daily service?

But where is the evidence that "many Spirit Airlines customers.......were told that the next available flight out is 3 days away"?. I second this...it looks like nothing to see here. Would the OP be happier if Spirit told customers that the next flight is tomorrow but the next available f...

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by IPFreely
Sat Mar 25, 2017 5:58 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: AA cancels seats without notice
Replies: 33
Views: 2923

Re: AA cancels seats without notice

I'm not sure we will learn anything more from AA. The problem he had was with the British Airways portion of the trip, although the AA reservation system was involved. I don't think it matters much whether AA or BA was more to blame or fully at fault. Point is, the customer did not receive the prod...

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by IPFreely
Sat Mar 25, 2017 7:13 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Are there any failed airline hubs in the world?
Replies: 63
Views: 8266

Re: Are there any failed airline hubs in the world?

You could certainly count the hubs of all failed airlines, big and small, like Pan Am, TWA, Eastern, Allegheny, Air Florida, etc...there are hundreds on the list. With current airlines, STL, SJU, BNA, RDU, and SJC could be considered failed hubs for AA, ORD, DFW, MEM, MCO, and PDX could be considere...

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by IPFreely
Sat Mar 25, 2017 6:46 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why would Spirit Airlines say that the next available flight is in 3 days on routes that have daily service?
Replies: 9
Views: 714

Re: Why would Spirit Airlines say that the next available flight is in 3 days on routes that have daily service?

jplatts wrote:
Why would Spirit Airlines customers be told that the next available flight will be in 3 days on Spirit routes that have daily nonstop service?


Maybe because the daily nonstop flights for the next two days are already sold out?

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by IPFreely
Sat Mar 25, 2017 5:02 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: AA cancels seats without notice
Replies: 33
Views: 2923

Re: AA cancels seats without notice

BobPatterson wrote:
IPFreely wrote:
There are two sides to every story. And this thread only contains one side.


I've seen at least two sides here already. What side to you feel is unrepresented?


You haven't seen the American Airlines side.

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by IPFreely
Sat Mar 25, 2017 5:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: RUMOR: Governor Ensley supporting massive SEA protest 05/01
Replies: 38
Views: 5951

Re: RUMOR: Governor Ensley supporting massive SEA protest 05/01

BerenErchamion wrote:
IPFreely wrote:
BerenErchamion wrote:
the protesters in Seattle are fighting to protect the rights of everyone.


Not everyone.


Yes, everyone.


Wrong. They are not fighting for my rights.

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by IPFreely
Sat Mar 25, 2017 4:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Transat Flight Crew Arrested - Alcohol Impairment
Replies: 41
Views: 10594

Re: Air Transat Flight Crew Arrested - Alcohol Impairment

Both Air Transat pilots to deny the charges and one United FO for sentencing (10 months). The other United FO received a 10 month sentence a week or so ago. Good to hear. It sounded like the court should throw the book at all of them. But it was posted in this thread that the Air Transat pilots wer...

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by IPFreely
Fri Mar 24, 2017 11:06 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: AA cancels seats without notice
Replies: 33
Views: 2923

Re: AA cancels seats without notice

There are two sides to every story. And this thread only contains one side.

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by IPFreely
Fri Mar 24, 2017 11:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines Brand Update Announcement 3/23
Replies: 236
Views: 18906

Re: Alaska Airlines Brand Update Announcement 3/23

tphuang wrote:
And one might say VX did pretty well for a young airline in such a cut throat business.


Who would say that? Most people wouldn't call losing $523,000,000 doing pretty well.

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by IPFreely
Fri Mar 24, 2017 4:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Transat Flight Crew Arrested - Alcohol Impairment
Replies: 41
Views: 10594

Re: Air Transat Flight Crew Arrested - Alcohol Impairment

JannEejit wrote:
Both pilots appeared briefly in court today to deny the charges and trial has been set for April. This follows a second United FO being sentenced to 10 months prison today at the same court house.


Which pilots -- the Air Transat or United ones?

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by IPFreely
Thu Mar 23, 2017 11:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines Brand Update Announcement 3/23
Replies: 236
Views: 18906

Re: Alaska Airlines Brand Update Announcement 3/23

CaribClipper wrote:
Why do people keep saying VX wasn't profitable? Look at their financials.


Yes, look at their financials. In 10 years of reporting financial results they had a cumulative net profit of minus $523,000,000. By definition that is not profitable.

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by IPFreely
Thu Mar 23, 2017 8:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines Brand Update Announcement 3/23
Replies: 236
Views: 18906

Re: Alaska Airlines Brand Update Announcement 3/23

Easy to say while he's counting his wad. I think he's been classless through this whole process. "Hey, I love you guys!" to the VX crowd while at the same time VX is putting themselves up to the highest bidder. I wouldn't say he's been classless. But I get a kick out of how he claims to b...

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by IPFreely
Thu Mar 23, 2017 1:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines Brand Update Announcement 3/23
Replies: 236
Views: 18906

Re: Alaska Airlines Brand Update Announcement 3/23

Every single Virgin America loyalist that I've talked to has been extremely disappointed by the merger. Many are simply not going to fly Alaska. They are going to fly other airlines instead. Too bad there weren't enough VX loyalists to make VX a viable business. Everyone seems to be forgetting that...

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by IPFreely
Thu Mar 23, 2017 3:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: RUMOR: Governor Ensley supporting massive SEA protest 05/01
Replies: 38
Views: 5951

Re: RUMOR: Governor Ensley supporting massive SEA protest 05/01

BerenErchamion wrote:
Indeed. The Boston Tea Party and American Revolution were only concerned with the rights of rich white guys; the protesters in Seattle are fighting to protect the rights of everyone.


Not everyone.

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by IPFreely
Wed Mar 22, 2017 11:16 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Large musical instruments on board?
Replies: 15
Views: 666

Re: Large musical instruments on board?

VolvoBus wrote:
As a light aside,if Mr Cello has a paid for ticket, are they entitled to a meal, baggage allowance etc?


Absolutely, as well as his frequent flyer miles.

One potential hiccup is boarding. If the owner is in Group 1 and Mr. Cello is in Group 2, he'd better wait his turn for boarding.

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by IPFreely
Wed Mar 22, 2017 12:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: RUMOR: Governor Ensley supporting massive SEA protest 05/01
Replies: 38
Views: 5951

Re: RUMOR: Governor Ensley supporting massive SEA protest 05/01

Every May 1 protesters (most of whom don't have to worry about missing work) take to the streets in Seattle and start riots. The airport is generally never affected and there is no reason to think it will be this year. Here are the results of the last five years of rioting: 2016: 9 arrested, 5 polic...

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by IPFreely
Wed Mar 22, 2017 6:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL adding SEA-ORD
Replies: 97
Views: 10508

Re: DL adding SEA-ORD

Here's a question for you all. Will DL continue to support SEA has a hub when the airline industry goes south and the airlines like DL start to bleed red ink? My thought is that DL will be history in SEA as a hub. If you want to know that answer, just look at how DL has supported other hubs during ...

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by IPFreely
Wed Mar 22, 2017 6:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: RUMOR: Governor Ensley supporting massive SEA protest 05/01
Replies: 38
Views: 5951

Re: RUMOR: Governor Ensley supporting massive SEA protest 05/01

Seattle typically has riots on May 1st every year. Is there something special that will cause the riots to be at or about the airport this year?

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by IPFreely
Wed Mar 22, 2017 3:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL adding SEA-ORD
Replies: 97
Views: 10508

Re: DL adding SEA-ORD

And there are plenty of folks that would take the 5 hour layover just to avoid the disaster that is UA and AA at ORD.. Do you have any evidence to justify this? Or to quantify "plenty"? It sounds like fanboy nonsense. Plus, if the price is right, DL will get folks to connect through SEA a...

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by IPFreely
Wed Mar 22, 2017 2:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines new destinations
Replies: 30
Views: 3984

Re: Alaska Airlines new destinations

I think it's a matter of time before SEA-DSM gets announced on an E175. Why? AS would have no feed on the DSM end, there's no significant SEA-DSM traffic, and other Pacific NW to DSM passengers don't have to backtrack if they connect on UA thru DEN. It might be a route worth trying only when WN lea...

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by IPFreely
Mon Mar 20, 2017 3:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NCAA Tournament Charters - 2017
Replies: 57
Views: 4294

Re: NCAA Tournament Charters - 2017

http://flightaware.com/live/flight/BSK6 ... /KMKE/KDSM
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Kind of surprised at WVU, Butler, and Purdue using bus transportation. It looks like Iowa State took a Miami Air charter:
http://flightaware.com/live/flight/BSK6 ... /KMKE/KDSM

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by IPFreely
Mon Mar 20, 2017 2:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Seat Law coming?
Replies: 119
Views: 13671

Re: Seat Law coming?

Bald1983 wrote:
I believe SWA has required people to purchase an extra seat.


I don't know how reliably they enforce it but they do have a rule that fatties buy 2 seats, and I know they've sometimes enforced it. At least it was depicted a few times on the short-lived TV series, "Airline".

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by IPFreely
Mon Mar 20, 2017 2:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL adding SEA-ORD
Replies: 97
Views: 10508

Re: DL adding SEA-ORD

Wouldn't seem to make much sense to fly ORD-SEA-HKG when there are nonstop flights on CX and UA. Same goes for PVG, PEK, and other Asian cities served from SEA. Even if you're flying DL for some reason it would make no sense to fly ORD-SEA-PEK or ORD-SEA-PVG: ORD-SEA-PEK would have a 6:55 layover i...

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by IPFreely
Mon Mar 20, 2017 2:22 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Polaris Lounge @ ORD
Replies: 6
Views: 270

Re: Polaris Lounge @ ORD

I'm dating myself, but I can remember when United opened B&C and they played the United Rhapsody in Blue music in the BC tunnel. Favorite story was seeing former Bears coach Mike Ditka sitting by himself in an empty gate area. People were cool and respectful, but greeted him with "hi coach...

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by IPFreely
Sun Mar 19, 2017 9:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Seat Law coming?
Replies: 119
Views: 13671

Re: SEAT Law coming?

I was a huge WN customer until they added a row to fit 143 in. Flew MDW-LAX and it was awful, by the last hour I along with a few other tall folks were standing in the aisle because we couldn't deal with it anymore. Love the airline and their customer friendly policies but if I can't fit in the sea...

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by IPFreely
Sun Mar 19, 2017 5:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL adding SEA-ORD
Replies: 97
Views: 10508

Re: DL adding SEA-ORD

Because that's exactly what it is. If planes are full in the DTW Asia market add capacity there to handle the increased traffic like they have been doing ever quarter at the other hubs except for Detroit. Flying from all their other hubs to Amsterdam has increased while capacity in Detroit has decr...

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by IPFreely
Sun Mar 19, 2017 2:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL adding SEA-ORD
Replies: 97
Views: 10508

Re: DL adding SEA-ORD

Just another move as they continue to divert more traffic away from connecting at the Detroit hub when traveling to Asia in favor of flowing it over Seattle. It's a shame they have to take traffic away from one hub to make another work. True, but this is just 3 flights a day with no feed at one end...

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by IPFreely
Sun Mar 19, 2017 3:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 787 as starting point Large NMA / MoM, unlikely?
Replies: 81
Views: 7085

Re: Boeing 787 as starting point Large NMA / MoM, unlikely?

This is getting out of control. Why would this not be in the existing thread? Perhaps because it was started by someone else? Which existing thread? I get that the OP is obsessed with "MOM" and how dumb Boeing is or whatever, but do we really need a new thread on "MOM" every few...

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by IPFreely
Sun Mar 19, 2017 2:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Seat Law coming?
Replies: 119
Views: 13671

Re: SEAT Law coming?

I'm 6'5" and physically can't sit in the sardine cans that constitute a coach seat for any length of time longer than 30 minutes. Spare us the sob story. I flew MDW-LAS and LAS-MDW last week with a colleague who is 6'6". Believe it or not he was able to physically fit in the seat. And he ...

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by IPFreely
Sat Mar 18, 2017 8:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Seat Law coming?
Replies: 119
Views: 13671

Re: Seat Law coming?

And I'm sorry if it makes me sound elitist but since flying has become more like "mass transit" it has become less enjoyable to fly. So much so that I planned my vacation on driving cross country rather than fly, and it ended up being more relaxing overall, I'm actually planning on trying...

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by IPFreely
Sat Mar 18, 2017 8:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Seat Law coming?
Replies: 119
Views: 13671

Re: Seat Law coming?

Not gonna happen. If you make special rules for people who need seet-belt extensions, you are going to have a desperate impact on pregnant women, who are a protected class in the United States. Don't be absurd. The people who need seat belt extenders weigh 300-400 lb. Pregnant women would rarely ne...

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by IPFreely
Sat Mar 18, 2017 3:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Seat Law coming?
Replies: 119
Views: 13671

Re: Seat Law coming?

At some point surely a passenger being overweight enough not to fit into the seat is the *passengers* problem and should be denied boarding without compensation (just a refund)...? If the seat can accommodate an average passenger for the expected customer base, then it should be legal (subject to m...

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by IPFreely
Sat Mar 18, 2017 4:27 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Polaris Lounge @ ORD
Replies: 6
Views: 270

Re: Polaris Lounge @ ORD

glbltrvlr wrote:
On to the negatives - the ORD lounge is not sized to handle the number of passengers.


One could say that about almost everything at ORD. Including the airport itself.

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by IPFreely
Sat Mar 18, 2017 3:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Seat Law coming?
Replies: 119
Views: 13671

Re: SEAT Law coming?

Face it dude, take some responsibility. If you want more room, get out your wallet and be prepared to fork over some of that cash. And quit complaining, its getting old. Amen. This board is inundated with posters who complain about seat width, seat pitch, that they want better food on flights, and ...

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by IPFreely
Sat Mar 18, 2017 1:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa to send A380 to BKK W17-18
Replies: 16
Views: 2950

Re: Lufthansa to send A380 to BKK W17-18

This is the first time I've seen a poster argue that a route both is and is not high yield in the same post.

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by IPFreely
Fri Mar 17, 2017 3:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Proposed Essential Air Service elimination
Replies: 160
Views: 11160

Re: Proposed Essential Air Service elimination

jeffrey1970 wrote:
It would certainly effect me since I have no car, so it is not easy to get to a major airport.


I don't see how this is relevant. I own 3 cars. If I decide to sell them and live without any cars are other taxpayers obligated to provide me with transportation?

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by IPFreely
Fri Mar 17, 2017 2:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates reports 35% drop in bookings to US as a result of travel ban
Replies: 88
Views: 15305

Re: Emirates reports 35% drop in bookings to US as a result of travel ban

And than you would know for whom he is working. Since when do we pressure somebody for exact information out of their workplace? Perhaps you can give us for whom you work with your next post? If it's a major conference involving presumably hundreds of people from many countries he can provide a web...

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by IPFreely
Fri Mar 17, 2017 5:08 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Alaska vs United's response on rows with missing window
Replies: 18
Views: 2309

Re: Alaska vs United's response on rows with missing window

Unless I see the actual tweets, I'm inclined to say this smells like fish. That is certainly not a very professional response from United, to the point where I'm somewhat suspicious that it was actually posted. Sorry, but..... not buying it until I see evidence. I tend to agree. I don't get the poi...

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by IPFreely
Fri Mar 17, 2017 3:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Proposed Essential Air Service elimination
Replies: 160
Views: 11160

Re: Proposed Essential Air Service elimination

f9pdmag wrote:
All the millionaires in congress can afford to charter there way home.


They don't have to be able to afford to charter their way between home and Washington. You pay for that travel.

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by IPFreely
Thu Mar 16, 2017 5:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates reports 35% drop in bookings to US as a result of travel ban
Replies: 88
Views: 15305

Re: Emirates reports 35% drop in bookings to US as a result of travel ban

csavel wrote:
We had to move one from NY to Nairobi on short notice b/c so many scientists and researchers - big shots in their field - were denied visas.


As I asked the other poster -- which conference was it?

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by IPFreely
Thu Mar 16, 2017 1:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Proposed Essential Air Service elimination
Replies: 160
Views: 11160

Re: Proposed Essential Air Service elimination

What about CMX? Worthy of EAS or not? No. If there are enough people in the upper peninsula to use and pay for air service, airlines will provide it. There is no reason take money from people in other states and use it to pay for air service to the upper peninsula. Just like there is no reason to t...

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by IPFreely
Thu Mar 16, 2017 1:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Proposed Essential Air Service elimination
Replies: 160
Views: 11160

Re: Proposed Essential Air Service elimination

32andBelow wrote:
]you're 40 minutes from ACV and not much further to MFR


Don't forget RDD and EUG within 4 hours.

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by IPFreely
Wed Mar 15, 2017 11:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta considers future of struggling refinery business
Replies: 23
Views: 3615

Re: Delta considers future of struggling refinery business

Admanager wrote: Delta Air Lines (DAL) has no intention to sell an oil refinery after a consulting firm assessed its value, CFO Paul Jacobson said while speaking at Wednesday's JPMorgan Aviation, Transportation, and Industrials Conference. Hmm.. that sounds like code for we would rather bleed a lit...

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by IPFreely
Wed Mar 15, 2017 5:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta considers future of struggling refinery business
Replies: 23
Views: 3615

Re: Delta considers future of struggling refinery business

So what is the role of the consultant? (A) Tell Delta that they made a huge mistake getting into a business that they did not know and could not run, lost many millions of dollars for their shareholders, and they should cut their losses, sell for what they can, and fire the people responsible. (B) I...

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by IPFreely
Wed Mar 15, 2017 12:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA to offer free meals in coach on JFK-LAX/SFO
Replies: 67
Views: 7216

Re: AA to offer free meals in coach on transcons

grbauc wrote:
Would you rather have Free or higher quality buy options. I'd rather have better quality and changing choices.


You have this option available to you. It's called a premium cabin seat.

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by IPFreely
Mon Mar 13, 2017 11:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates reports 35% drop in bookings to US as a result of travel ban
Replies: 88
Views: 15305

Re: Emirates reports 35% drop in traffic to US as a result of travel ban

vfw614 wrote:
I am also aware of conference which now will not be hosted in the US, but elsewhere.


I'd still like to know what conference was moved from the US to a different country.

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by IPFreely
Mon Mar 13, 2017 7:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Not So Cramped NarrowBody Transatlantic Service.
Replies: 66
Views: 9651

Re: Not So Cramped NarrowBody Transatlantic Service.

I wouldn't want to share 25A with that fly.

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by IPFreely
Mon Mar 13, 2017 3:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates reports 35% drop in bookings to US as a result of travel ban
Replies: 88
Views: 15305

Re: Emirates reports 35% drop in traffic to US as a result of travel ban

vfw614 wrote:
I am also aware of conference which now will not be hosted in the US, but elsewhere.


Which comference is it?

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by IPFreely
Mon Mar 13, 2017 3:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American and United happy to compete with 'clever' Norwegian
Replies: 55
Views: 7787

Re: American and United happy to compete with 'clever' Norwegian

You could use a little common sense. You are attempting to dance around the facts here. Doesn't if you want to call "Delta Connect" an airline or if Northwest Airlines still exists. Fact is nothing beats zero deaths... period. End of story. Varsity falsely stated that Norwegian is less sa...

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by IPFreely
Sun Mar 12, 2017 3:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta/ Fortune's 100 Best Companies to Work For
Replies: 38
Views: 2479

Re: Delta/ Fortune's 100 Best Companies to Work For

So, I'll ask the same of you. What kind of measure would you like to see? What does your employer use? Simple. The true measure of how satisfied employees are is if people want to work there, and if they stay there. The two statistics that would matter are how many qualified applicants are there fo...

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