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by jetwet1
Fri Oct 12, 2018 10:15 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Multi-airport cities: Best and worst airport-to-airport connections
Replies: 27
Views: 904

Re: Multi-airport cities: Best and worst airport-to-airport connections

Worst would be London, it can be a real pain in the ass to get from one London airport to another. Not even close, I've done LHR-LGW more times than I could count, very easy on the national express service, except of course when someone has managed to close the M25.....I also did STN-LGW a few time...

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by jetwet1
Tue Oct 09, 2018 9:37 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: How Easy is it for Silver Medallions to be Upgraded?
Replies: 19
Views: 938

Re: How Easy is it for Silver Medallions to be Upgraded?

Gold you stand a better chance, but still not good, though you do stand a good chance at getting comfort plus. 3-4 years ago DL got very aggressive with their pricing for 1st, this helped them fill up the first class cabin with paid passengers rather than upgrades. Depending on the routes you fly an...

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by jetwet1
Mon Oct 08, 2018 6:59 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: From the Desert to Paradise with Latam, Air Tahiti and a boat
Replies: 2
Views: 2276

Re: From the Desert to Paradise with Latam, Air Tahiti and a boat

Thank you for taking the time to type up the report, out of interest which resort did you stay at ? Then she explains what really upsets her : If we crash, the headlines will be " Amaro Gomez Pablos and Paz Bascuñan, along with other 250 people, died in plane crash". What really freaks her...

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by jetwet1
Sun Oct 07, 2018 9:35 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airports with the best one-seat ride to downtown??
Replies: 94
Views: 3694

Re: Airports with the best one-seat ride to downtown??

Marco Polo in Venice has the must fun one via water bus, though the walk to the boats maybe not so short (I forget). This would get my vote every time, it's been 18 months since I was last there, but at the time there was a lot of construction going on at the terminal, it's a bit of hike, especiall...

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by jetwet1
Sat Oct 06, 2018 10:19 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Electric cars cast growing shadow on profits
Replies: 89
Views: 2072

Re: Electric cars cast growing shadow on profits

All correct, and i never said all of it ain´t true. I just pointed out that is only true as long as there is a relatively small electric fleet to supply. Here, and i would expect in the US it would be similar, just running private cars on electrical power would need power production to go up by a w...

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by jetwet1
Sat Oct 06, 2018 9:42 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Grassley Scraps Kavanuagh Hearing
Replies: 1339
Views: 24956

Re: Grassley Scraps Kavanuagh Hearing

It is not the Supreme Courts job to make your life better but to uphold the constitution as written. Not true, their job is to uphold the constitution as interpreted, over the years interpretations change, laws change, as we can find even in this thread, give two people with two different view poin...

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by jetwet1
Sat Oct 06, 2018 7:35 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: How Easy is it for Silver Medallions to be Upgraded?
Replies: 19
Views: 938

Re: How Easy is it for Silver Medallions to be Upgraded?

Being the last flight of the night, they may hold it for late arriving connecting pax.

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by jetwet1
Thu Oct 04, 2018 7:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Zurich increases slots; LX opposes move
Replies: 19
Views: 4992

Re: Zurich increases slots; LX opposes move

Question

While I haven't been through Zurich this year, I spent a good chunk of time there last year, it never seemed overly busy, compared to say LHR, I took 20 flights through there and no delays, are the Swiss being overly conservative with the number of slots or did I just get lucky ?

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by jetwet1
Tue Oct 02, 2018 7:03 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: How Easy is it for Silver Medallions to be Upgraded?
Replies: 19
Views: 938

Re: How Easy is it for Silver Medallions to be Upgraded?

Hub-hub I'd say your chances are pretty close to zero, whether LGA or JFK, especially on a Friday evening. Ugh you're right and I just realized it's a holiday weekend for this area. Schools are closed on Monday so there may be extra people traveling. Only thing I have going for me is that I hit the...

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by jetwet1
Fri Sep 28, 2018 8:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Water Salute went wrong: emergency exit deployed (SV@DXB)
Replies: 42
Views: 13865

Re: Water Salute went wrong: emergency exit deployed (SV@DXB)

Bring your kid to work day ?

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by jetwet1
Fri Sep 28, 2018 7:32 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Thr correct number of inches is . . .
Replies: 58
Views: 1984

Re: Thr correct number of inches is . . .

DL717 wrote:
I’ll defer to my wife...


That was my first thought as well....

EDIT : I will defer to my wife, you to yours :D


My second thought was 42

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by jetwet1
Fri Sep 28, 2018 7:28 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Question Regarding Male Product Recommendations
Replies: 29
Views: 1006

Re: Question Regarding Male Product Recommendations

(1) I am looking for a couple products that maybe someone has tried and seems to work well as far as face mask, exfoliation, and/or anti aging creams that wont break the bank. I just want some maintenance products to keep looking as young as I can. (2) Has anyone tried the dollar shave club? How do...

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by jetwet1
Thu Sep 27, 2018 1:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian suspends FLL-BCN/MAD during W18
Replies: 37
Views: 5530

Re: Norwegian suspends FLL-BCN/MAD during W18

IMHO, people are looking at DY the wrong way, they are looking at the hubs being in BCN or LGW or CDG when they should be looking at it as FLL or LAX etc, multiple flights a day from a US city to multiple EU destinations, to me that means that DY is operating long haul hubs in US cities.

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by jetwet1
Tue Sep 25, 2018 6:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Las Vegas New Airport (Ivanpah Valley)
Replies: 100
Views: 12980

Re: Las Vegas New Airport (Ivanpah Valley)

It's located 32 miles from the center of Las Vegas, a bus can drive that in half an hour. That's not too bad, is it? Again, the problem is, unless there is no traffic, you cannot do a bus (with hotel pick up) to Jean in 30 minutes, as it is now there are times the 15 is gridlock, throw x number of ...

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by jetwet1
Tue Sep 25, 2018 6:17 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: To the Oil Rigs of Europe and the North Atlantic! - Part 1
Replies: 4
Views: 2601

Re: To the Oil Rigs of Europe and the North Atlantic! - Part 1

Thank you for taking the time to post your reports, I have to say I find them fascinating.

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by jetwet1
Mon Sep 24, 2018 8:41 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The correct book to read on a long flight is.....
Replies: 35
Views: 972

The correct book to read on a long flight is.....

For me it is Red Storm Rising by Tom Clancy, there is just something about that book that means I can read it time and again.

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by jetwet1
Mon Sep 24, 2018 7:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Las Vegas New Airport (Ivanpah Valley)
Replies: 100
Views: 12980

Re: Las Vegas New Airport (Ivanpah Valley)

The problem with all that empty land is it's either owned by land developers or the federal government.

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by jetwet1
Mon Sep 24, 2018 7:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Las Vegas New Airport (Ivanpah Valley)
Replies: 100
Views: 12980

Re: Las Vegas New Airport (Ivanpah Valley)

Didn't the taxi industry fight any extension to the airport? Yep No. The monorail is a bust, with ridership levels nowhere close to projections. Although some still push for an airport extension, cost-benefit analysis continue to show that it wouldn’t make sense. A couple could take a Lyft/Uber dir...

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by jetwet1
Sun Sep 23, 2018 7:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAA considers selling off assets as debt balloons
Replies: 31
Views: 6140

Re: SAA bleeding money!

I think a more newsworthy event would be a South African company not bleeding money :lol: But seriously, flying old equipment to Europe and The US cannot be a sustainable business model. The only way I see SAA surviving is eliminating long haul and focusing on feeding international carriers via a s...

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by jetwet1
Sun Sep 23, 2018 7:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Las Vegas New Airport (Ivanpah Valley)
Replies: 100
Views: 12980

Re: Las Vegas New Airport (Ivanpah Valley)

For Vegas locals, yes, it could work especially if they live in the outskirts of town or in Boulder City, Summerlin, etc... for tourists? Hell no. For locals it would work ????? Okay, if you live in the far south of the valley maybe, but anything north, east or west of say Russell it would be a nig...

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by jetwet1
Sat Sep 22, 2018 10:32 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The correct beer period is
Replies: 23
Views: 610

Re: The correct beer period is

Boltmaker.....Formerly Best Bitter

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by jetwet1
Thu Sep 20, 2018 10:44 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Between 2006 and 2014, nearly 10 million homeowners in America saw the foreclosure sale of their homes
Replies: 49
Views: 1414

Re: Between 2006 and 2014, nearly 10 million homeowners in America saw the foreclosure sale of their homes

When was the last time you applied for a mortgage? Why do you feel those with less established credit should not have access to home ownership? Because that is what happened with Dodd-Frank - it severely limited options for home loans to only the major players, you know, the same evil big banks you...

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by jetwet1
Thu Sep 20, 2018 10:12 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: How did you break your Yom Kippur fast?
Replies: 3
Views: 234

Re: How did you break your Yom Kippur fast?

As I am not Jewish, but my wife is, I didn't faste, she did, I was nice and ate out today, then I put a couple of A5 wagyu steaks on the grill last night.

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by jetwet1
Thu Sep 20, 2018 5:00 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: LAS trip.
Replies: 12
Views: 644

Re: LAS trip.

Mojave has some decent views from outside the perimeter fence, Victorville has none that I've found.

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by jetwet1
Sun Sep 16, 2018 7:29 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Longest flight from your airport?
Replies: 80
Views: 2415

Re: Longest flight from your airport?

LAS-ICN I think....Though if you are stuck down the back of a UA 737 doing the LAS-SFO run, that can seem to be the longest.

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by jetwet1
Sun Sep 16, 2018 7:21 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: LAX to HKG on Hong Kong Airlines - Business Class Error Fare
Replies: 2
Views: 3977

Re: LAX to HKG on Hong Kong Airlines - Business Class Error Fare

As you stated, for $500 that is a perfectly acceptable flight, heck for $1000 it is, but yes, like so many airlines, the hardware is good, but the soft stuff just isn't there yet. There will come a point where these new far east carriers will get it all figured out, then things will get interesting ...

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by jetwet1
Wed Sep 12, 2018 1:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Trans-Atlantic Fuel Efficiency by Airline 2017
Replies: 49
Views: 6768

Re: Trans-Atlantic Fuel Efficiency by Airline 2017

BA must have a disadvantage vs competitors if their planes are using 20% for fuel for most flights. Look at the number of paid J seats they have on those flights compared to say DY and their number of paid W seats, then compare costs V revenue. BA's costs may be higher, but their revenue is multipl...

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by jetwet1
Thu Sep 06, 2018 9:14 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: President Trump is being undermined from within the administration
Replies: 95
Views: 3896

Re: President Trump is being undermined from within the administration

Trumps approval rating is above 60%. Are you bloody daft? You cannot poll just the GOP voters and claim that's his approval rating.... with a straight face. His actual approval rating is 40.0% and his disapproval rating is 53.7%. Latest has him around 36%, it won't go much lower than that as that i...

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by jetwet1
Thu Sep 06, 2018 7:16 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Cruise Ship Thread 2018
Replies: 40
Views: 2572

Re: Cruise Ship Thread 2018

Couple of things... Viking is now adult only, which sucks as I was about to book 7 cabins for a family trip, but one of the family members will only be 17 at sailing...Back to the drawing board on that one. Also, more info is out about the Ritz-Carlton yachts, all I can say is wow....BIG WOW https:/...

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by jetwet1
Wed Sep 05, 2018 8:01 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Administration holds 100K Kavanaugh Papers
Replies: 112
Views: 2567

Re: Administration holds 100K Kavanaugh Papers

EstherLouise wrote:
I heard him say that Roe v. Wade is settled law. I'm a centrist and I'm OK with him getting on the Court.


The problem is that settled law goes in front of the supreme court all the time, it can stay the same or be changed, saying something is settled mean next to nothing.

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by jetwet1
Mon Sep 03, 2018 9:04 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Ford kills plan to sell Chinese-made vehicle in the United States
Replies: 60
Views: 1870

Re: Ford kills plan to sell Chinese-made vehicle in the United States

I wouldn't trust a Chinese-made car. Probably steel is of lower quality to start with. It is known that the same models made in Argentina or Brazil compared to the same car manufactured in Europe is of lower structural standards. That's right, buy an American car, a Buick or a Caddy or heck go for ...

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by jetwet1
Mon Sep 03, 2018 8:39 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Mariner has passed away
Replies: 79
Views: 3908

Re: Mariner has passed away

Ahhh man, I'm sorry to hear this, he was one of the posters on here who's posts I enjoyed, I am happy he had a full life, but he will be missed.

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by jetwet1
Fri Aug 31, 2018 6:58 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Best TATL premium products?
Replies: 29
Views: 2453

Re: Best TATL premium products?

Unbeatable BA with the best of the World Business class (BA called it “First”) and Premium Economy (They call it “Club World”) hard and soft product Not sure if you're actually being sarcastic or not, but assuming you're not: your standards for any premium class must be very low as British Airways ...

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by jetwet1
Thu Aug 30, 2018 10:23 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Best TATL premium products?
Replies: 29
Views: 2453

Re: Best TATL premium products?

From my pov , W=VS, J=NZ, F=LX

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by jetwet1
Tue Aug 28, 2018 6:59 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: NY Gov pardons sex offenders so they can vote
Replies: 19
Views: 687

Re: NY Gov pardons sex offenders so they can vote

Well - Europe has even political parties fighting for age of consent like 12. Movement to that has to start somewhere. Before we go to far, it should also be realized that each week in the US 475 underage females marry adult males, really sickening IMHO and something that both major political parti...

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by jetwet1
Mon Aug 27, 2018 6:17 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Mass shooting at video game tournament in Jacksonville, Florida
Replies: 54
Views: 1573

Re: Mass shooting at video game tournament in Jacksonville, Florida

I wonder if there was a mass shooting where a bunch of babies (under 3 years old) were killed if the GOP would finally, just maybe, at the very least be slightly open to the idea of gun control measures.* They're pro-life right? Oh wait, that's only until they're actually born. Can't wait for the d...

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by jetwet1
Sun Aug 26, 2018 8:47 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Correct 90's grunge band?
Replies: 28
Views: 698

Re: The Correct 90's grunge band?

STP

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by jetwet1
Sun Aug 26, 2018 8:45 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Mass shooting at video game tournament in Jacksonville, Florida
Replies: 54
Views: 1573

Re: Mass shooting at video game tournament in Jacksonville, Florida

Thoughts and prayers....There all better now....


But hey "nobody's going to take are guns"......Such a waste.

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by jetwet1
Thu Aug 23, 2018 9:09 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: LAS trip.
Replies: 12
Views: 644

Re: LAS trip.

It's hard to do vegas in just a few days and get the whole experience. I've been a handful of times and still haven't even done hoover dam yet. I know you're looking for natural scenic stuff but you need to also experience fremont street at night. Fremont is more enjoyable than the strip at night. ...

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by jetwet1
Thu Aug 23, 2018 9:03 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The correct Rush song
Replies: 43
Views: 1103

Re: The correct Rush song

I have never actually listened to a Rush song in my life, but reading this thread makes me feel like I'm missing out. Here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=auLBLk4ibAk And yes, Tom Saywer..... I'm going to add, Spirit of Radio, but only when it has Paint it Black as the opening.... https://www.youtu...

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by jetwet1
Thu Aug 23, 2018 12:01 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: LAS trip.
Replies: 12
Views: 644

Re: LAS trip.

Red Rock, Mt Charleston. Also, at night, take the 215 south to 95 north, get off at Charleston, head east (turn right) take Charleston down to Nellis, right on Nellis, a couple of blocks take a left on Vegas Valley, take that all the way up, you will go past Hollywood, past the school on the right ...

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by jetwet1
Thu Aug 23, 2018 9:40 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The correct potato chip flavor
Replies: 50
Views: 1521

Re: The correct potato chip flavor

Bongodog1964 wrote:
It took the packet of Lays classic to remind me of how crisps (chips to those over the pond) were when I was a kid.


And for me it was a pack of Roasted Chicken flavour Walkers I had a month ago that had the memories flooding back.

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by jetwet1
Thu Aug 23, 2018 5:08 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: LAS trip.
Replies: 12
Views: 644

Re: LAS trip.

Red Rock, Mt Charleston. Also, at night, take the 215 south to 95 north, get off at Charleston, head east (turn right) take Charleston down to Nellis, right on Nellis, a couple of blocks take a left on Vegas Valley, take that all the way up, you will go past Hollywood, past the school on the right h...

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by jetwet1
Thu Aug 23, 2018 4:24 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The correct potato chip flavor
Replies: 50
Views: 1521

Re: The correct potato chip flavor

Worcester sauce, Marmite, Roasted chicken or beef and onion, sorry America, when it comes to crisps you need to look to the UK.

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by jetwet1
Sun Aug 12, 2018 6:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EEOC Sues UA on behalf of a former UA FA
Replies: 16
Views: 3009

Re: EEOC Sues UA on behave of a former UA FA

United's Chief Pilot for some reason even gave him a letter of recommendation afterward It is possible the chief pilot was not aware of the investigation at the time the recommendation was given, during an investigation it would be a very much need to know situation, all comes down to the timing of...

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by jetwet1
Wed Aug 08, 2018 12:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Time for AA to monetize JFK slots and Terminal space?
Replies: 114
Views: 14886

Re: Time for AA to monetize JFK slots and Terminal space?

LHR is profitable, but SAN/LAS/SEA are getting killed by mint entrance. They've been cutting various routes all of the past year. JFK-SEA/LAS/SAN are all not doing well at all. Speaking for the JFK-LAS route, EVERYONE and yes I mean everyone I know has bailed on AA and switched to B6 and DL, simple...

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by jetwet1
Mon Aug 06, 2018 7:09 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: PINOs...what are they?
Replies: 5
Views: 594

Re: PINOs...what are they?

So what you are saying is that myself, as a Republican, should not be a Republican if I do not agree with ALL your beliefs ?

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by jetwet1
Sun Aug 05, 2018 7:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Italian Government lobbying for direct QF PER-FCO
Replies: 35
Views: 5434

Re: Italian Government lobbying for direct QF PER-FCO

Hmmm, an interesting idea, but frankly, pitching western Australian to Italians because of its food will not work, that's putting it nicely and the reality is, I don't know if there is enough people in both directions willing to pay the premium over an EK one stop.

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by jetwet1
Fri Aug 03, 2018 11:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: West Coast Yields
Replies: 26
Views: 2031

Re: West Coast Yields

It's pretty simple.........

compensateme wrote:
WN had long been an 800 lb.


WN simply keeps every other airline in check out here, legacies cannot increase prices to aggressively for the simple reason that WN will take their business. Business travelers have no issues jumping to WN out here.

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