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by caleb1
Mon Jul 24, 2017 3:00 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Summer '16 trek back home - Part 12: Flying the Friendly Skies... (United Munich to Chicago, Aug '16)
Replies: 14
Views: 3649

Re: Summer '16 trek back home - Part 12: Flying the Friendly Skies... (United Munich to Chicago, Aug '16)

Please, please write to United to let them know of your experience aboard your flight to ORD! That was completely unacceptable behavior on the flight attendants' part and the company should be aware of your inflight ordeal, especially regarding the "service" provided by that particular set...

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by caleb1
Tue Jul 18, 2017 10:30 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: To the Oil Rigs of West Africa!
Replies: 7
Views: 6077

Re: To the Oil Rigs of West Africa!

Do you happen to have any photos to accompany your report?

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by caleb1
Sat Jul 15, 2017 9:13 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: QF Roo Takes Me A Long Way Home
Replies: 13
Views: 7154

Re: QF Roo Takes Me A Long Way Home

Another fantastic report!!

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by caleb1
Mon May 29, 2017 5:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Swiss receives first CS300 aircraft
Replies: 22
Views: 5089

Re: Swiss receives first CS300 aircraft

This aircraft type would look so good in jetBlue's livery!!!

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by caleb1
Sun May 07, 2017 10:25 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Nascar Weekend in Los Angeles (Pics, VERY long)
Replies: 4
Views: 4743

Re: Nascar Weekend in Los Angeles (Pics, VERY long)

Really enjoyed your trip report. jetBlue is one of my favorite airlines. I really like their service and I try to fly them whenever I can. I know that UA is trying very hard to improve, and in many ways they are, but their new slimline seats however, are absolutely HORRIBLE! I just flew into LAX yes...

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by caleb1
Fri May 05, 2017 2:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA EWR passenger sent to SFO instead of CDG
Replies: 127
Views: 14969

Re: UA EWR passenger sent to SFO instead of CDG

When did UA begin allowing flight attendants to scan boarding passes at the gate?

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by caleb1
Sun Apr 02, 2017 9:40 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Canadian North and the Boeing 737-200 Combi – Travel down the time tunnel
Replies: 6
Views: 5239

Re: Canadian North and the Boeing 737-200 Combi – Travel down the time tunnel

Now that is flying the way I remember it!! How I miss the days when full service carriers actually provided full service. Thank you for this great report!

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by caleb1
Fri Feb 10, 2017 4:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta brings back free Y class meals on NYC transcon
Replies: 124
Views: 17201

Re: Delta brings back free Y class meals on NYC transcon

I am also not sure why anyone would complain about an airline offering its customers a service enhancement. Even though this meal service is only available on select routes, it's still an improvement. Kudos to DL.

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by caleb1
Tue Jan 17, 2017 11:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United post 2016 net income - $2.3bil; Q4 - $397mil
Replies: 20
Views: 3707

Re: United post 2016 net income - $2.3bil; Q4 - $397mil

I'm just curious. What is it that DL is doing that enables the company to earn almost three times as much as UA. I really want UA to succeed under Oscar Munoz and I know that they will, but how does DL consistently outperform its peers in almost every metric?

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by caleb1
Fri Jan 13, 2017 8:08 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: US,Aug'14-1: As far as She-Ca(n)-Go: Chicago!
Replies: 2
Views: 1567

Re: US,Aug'14-1: As far as She-Ca(n)-Go: Chicago!

Your descriptions of food have convinced me to go to my favorite Indian restaurant for dinner tonight. Darn it! I wasn't even hungry until I read this fantastic report.

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by caleb1
Sun Jan 01, 2017 8:38 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: All roads lead to Chrome-pet. Chennai, Jun'14
Replies: 2
Views: 1303

Re: All roads lead to Chrome-pet. Chennai, Jun'14

What an excellent description you have given your readers!! Very impressive indeed! This report will be saved in my favorites for re-reading.

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by caleb1
Fri Dec 30, 2016 2:23 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Escaping Minnesnowta (MSP-LAX-SIN) - SQ & UA - Part I
Replies: 12
Views: 7526

Re: Escaping Minnesnowta (MSP-LAX-SIN) - SQ & UA - Part I

I enjoyed reading your report, but I really expected SQ's Premium Economy service to be a bit more...Premium. Maybe I am just disappointed in the food that was served. I have always been under the impression that food is Singapore Airlines' weak point and your report, while excellent, did not change...

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by caleb1
Fri Dec 16, 2016 2:38 am
Forum: Site Related
Topic: New Airliners.net Homepage Preview
Replies: 152
Views: 12472

Re: New Airliners.net Homepage Preview

I think it's great!!!!!!!

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by caleb1
Tue Dec 06, 2016 4:24 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Doha to Buenos Aires via Sao Paulo by Qatar Airways Business class
Replies: 9
Views: 9460

Re: Doha to Buenos Aires via Sao Paulo by Qatar Airways Business class

Very well-written and nicely presented trip report. We don't see many flight reviews of QR's service to South America, so this is a welcome addition to A.Net. Thank you for taking the time to put this all together.

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by caleb1
Fri Dec 02, 2016 7:00 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: KIGALI for the week end!! New RwandAir A332 Business class DXB-KGL-DXB
Replies: 14
Views: 13271

Re: KIGALI for the week end!! New RwandAir A332 Business class DXB-KGL-DXB

I really enjoyed reading through the full trip report on Flyertalk. I haven't seen your reports in a very long time here on A.Net, so welcome back. Thank you for this very interesting flight review.

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by caleb1
Thu Dec 01, 2016 5:32 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your favorite inflight meal...
Replies: 32
Views: 2613

Re: Your favorite inflight meal...

Without a doubt, my favorite inflight meals were both on Republic Airlines in March of 1983. I was on my way home to Los Angeles for Spring Break during my freshman year of college. I flew from ORD to MEM to LAX. I remember it like it was yesterday. The aircraft was a DC-9 and the flight time to MEM...

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by caleb1
Wed Nov 30, 2016 5:32 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: The Ultimate A350 Experience: SFO-SIN-AMS on SQ in J
Replies: 30
Views: 15054

Re: The Ultimate A350 Experience: SFO-SIN-AMS on SQ in J

This is one of the most interesting and enjoyable trip reports I've read in quite a while. Thank you for taking the time to prepare it.

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by caleb1
Wed Nov 16, 2016 6:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA orders 24 Ejets
Replies: 46
Views: 12234

Re: UA orders 24 Ejets

These are 24 E75s originally ordered by RAH to be operated on the UAX contract. It now becomes more cost-effective for United to acquire them then lease back to RAH to operate for UAX. Keep an eye on those 'other' orders held by RAH, too. By those "other orders", do you mean the C Series ...

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by caleb1
Sat Nov 12, 2016 4:04 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Traveling as a kid in the 1970s....
Replies: 33
Views: 3381

Re: Traveling as a kid in the 1970s....

I remember the food was really good. While flying DL between ATL and LAX in the 70s, we were served steak, a twice-baked potato with all the trimmings, vegetables, roll and butter, a spinach salad, and for dessert, a nice slice of black forest cake. And yes, this was in economy. For me, the food was...

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by caleb1
Tue Nov 08, 2016 3:01 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Round the world (Part 2): Skipping a day - QF Business LAX-SYD-MEL
Replies: 6
Views: 6640

Re: Round the world (Part 2): Skipping a day - QF Business LAX-SYD-MEL

QF's short-haul catering looked better than what you received on the long-haul sector of your trip. Very nice report.

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by caleb1
Sun Nov 06, 2016 12:18 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: shortest runways to land a ______. Fill in the blank
Replies: 39
Views: 5561

Re: shortest runways to land a ______. Fill in the blank

An ATR into Kapalua West Maui (JHM) Airport?

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by caleb1
Fri Nov 04, 2016 4:19 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: MH's A380 Twilight Saga: KUL-LHR Business Class
Replies: 26
Views: 17380

Re: MH's A380 Twilight Saga: KUL-LHR Business Class

Another great TR. Your posts are always funny, and spot on in regards to the inflight product and services reviewed. Thanks for submitting this entertaining and informative review.

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by caleb1
Mon Oct 31, 2016 2:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B6 and non-Mint Core A321s to west coast-when?
Replies: 4
Views: 1017

B6 and non-Mint Core A321s to west coast-when?

Just curious as to if and/or when JetBlue plans to operate their non-Mint 321s to the west coast. As an example, because LGB is slot constrained, perhaps the station could benefit from the extra capacity of this aircraft. I don't think Long Beach is currently under consideration for Mint service to ...

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by caleb1
Sun Oct 23, 2016 5:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Does United really fly only one 787 from DEN a day?
Replies: 21
Views: 3886

Re: Does United really fly only one 787 from DEN a day?

[threeid][/threeid] For November DEN-NRT-DEN will be staffed with NTA, HOS & SLS based FAs. Just curious. What does NTA, HOS, and SLS stand for? Newark Transatlantic, Houston Other Speaker, San Francisco Language Speaker. Basically the Japanese speakers are Houston & San Francisco based whi...

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by caleb1
Sun Oct 23, 2016 3:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Does United really fly only one 787 from DEN a day?
Replies: 21
Views: 3886

Re: Does United really fly only one 787 from DEN a day?

The AC and crew are both based out of IAH. There are usually two 787's on the ground at the same time. One arrives from NRT and goes to IAH, the other arrives from IAH and goes to NRT. I would love to see UA add more international flying from DEN... For November DEN-NRT-DEN will be staffed with NTA...

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by caleb1
Fri Oct 21, 2016 3:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA annouces Q3 profit
Replies: 37
Views: 5512

Re: UA annouces Q3 profit

Once sCO and sUA flight attendants are fully merged into one seniority list, I am curious to see how much of an effect this will have on UA's financial results. AFA already has a single merged seniority list. With approval of new contract they are also earning new rates as of September. Per company...

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by caleb1
Thu Oct 20, 2016 3:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA annouces Q3 profit
Replies: 37
Views: 5512

Re: UA annouces Q3 profit

Once sCO and sUA flight attendants are fully merged into one seniority list, I am curious to see how much of an effect this will have on UA's financial results.

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by caleb1
Sat Oct 15, 2016 2:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Black DR says DL F/A didn't believe she's a DR during medical emergency..
Replies: 130
Views: 10155

Re: Black DR says DL F/A didn't believe she's a DR during medical emergency..

I can't believe that so many people do not see that, if what Dr Cross writes is true, yes, it is blatant discrimination, be it on gender, age or race or all of the above, and yes, she's right to be pissed off. Here's a reply posted on Facebook by one of the other doctors that attempted to assist wi...

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by caleb1
Sun Oct 09, 2016 4:10 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Johannesburg layovers by European airlines
Replies: 24
Views: 5237

Re: Johannesburg layovers by European airlines

For sub CO we have short layovers in a few cities: EWR-GRU 12.20 SFO-CTU 15.10 SFO-HGH 16.40 SFO-XIY 16.00 Up until a few days ago our 2 day LHR (sub CO NTA) was a 13 hour layover depart EWR at 8:35a arrive 8:50p same night depart next morning at 10:05 arrive back at ewr at 1:20 in the afternoon. S...

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by caleb1
Sat Oct 08, 2016 3:54 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Comfort with Aeroflot: HKG-SVO-LHR (in PEY and Y class)
Replies: 10
Views: 9595

Re: Comfort with Aeroflot: HKG-SVO-LHR (in PEY and Y class)

This is a great TR. I enjoyed the details and photos very much. I think Aeroflot offers a great product in the PE and regular Y class. I have always wanted to fly SV and this report just strengthens my resolve to do so.

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by caleb1
Mon Sep 26, 2016 3:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What are some solutions to overcrowding at JFK/LAX?
Replies: 13
Views: 2495

Re: What are some solutions to overcrowding at JFK/LAX?

LAX is my home airport and while it is far from perfect, our on time stats are fairly respectable. I too have never noticed LAX as being plagued by delays and overcrowding. Granted, the gate space can be rather tight at certain terminals, but nothing out of the ordinary, at least not in my opinion.

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by caleb1
Mon Sep 19, 2016 4:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: F/A Missing In Queens After Leaving LGA
Replies: 7
Views: 5772

Re: F/A Missing In Queens After Leaving LGA

I had been been following this story when it first become public a few months ago. I was hoping for the best, but am very saddened to read this tragic news. My thoughts and prayers to her family.

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by caleb1
Wed Sep 14, 2016 2:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New UA 737-700s and ETOPS
Replies: 27
Views: 8199

New UA 737-700s and ETOPS

I don't know if United's current -700 fleet is ETOPS capable, but if not, does United have any plans to certify some of their new-build -700s so that they are ETOPS ready? I'm thinking that if this were the case, then maybe UA could restart SNA to the Hawaiian Islands as well as offer service from B...

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by caleb1
Wed Sep 14, 2016 1:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NTSB report on Delta Air Lines flight 1086
Replies: 23
Views: 6801

Re: NTSB report on Delta Air Lines flight 1086

Wasn't there a situation not too long ago when an Allegiant Airlines MD-80 made an emergency landing. The captain ordered an evacuation and was subsequently fired for doing so. His order to evacuate was deemed a bit of an overreaction by Allegiant management, and was fired for his actions.It almost ...

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by caleb1
Sat Sep 10, 2016 1:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B6, Mint Class, and the A320
Replies: 17
Views: 4210

B6, Mint Class, and the A320

I believe it is fair to say that JetBlue's Mint Class has been both a commercial and financial success for the company. My question is, would it be feasible to offer Mint service on a reconfigured A320 to other smaller, yet potentially lucrative markets? Many on this forum said that Mint would not o...

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by caleb1
Tue Sep 06, 2016 1:26 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Brand New Thai A350 - Bangkok to Phuket
Replies: 33
Views: 12873

Re: Brand New Thai A350 - Bangkok to Phuket

Man! That is one sharp looking cabin. I wish airlines here in the U.S. would take note.

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by caleb1
Tue Aug 30, 2016 9:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United names Scott Kirby president
Replies: 80
Views: 11401

Re: United names Scott Kirby president

If Kirby is ANYTHING like Smisek, God help UAL.

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by caleb1
Fri Aug 19, 2016 12:36 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: MINT by JetBlue from San Francisco to Boston
Replies: 8
Views: 6415

Re: MINT by JetBlue from San Francisco to Boston

Every time I read a JetBlue Mint trip report, it makes me want to splurge a little and buy a ticket to BOS or JFK. I think they have a solid product and even in Y class, they are miles ahead of their competitors. Thank you for this report and I wish B6 continued success as well.

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by caleb1
Sun Aug 14, 2016 12:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hawaiian Airlines and Turboprops
Replies: 85
Views: 11588

Hawaiian Airlines and Turboprops

I know that HA has a very long time to think about replacing their 717s, but since there is currently no viable jet aircraft that is able to perform the short sectors within the Hawaiian islands, why isn't a turboprop like the ATR 72-600 under consideration? What is wrong with Hawaiian being an all ...

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by caleb1
Thu Aug 11, 2016 11:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A321 NEO make crosswind landings look easy
Replies: 15
Views: 6000

Re: A321 NEO make crosswind landings look easy

It certainly is starting to LOOK more like a 757.

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by caleb1
Thu Aug 04, 2016 9:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta adds free meals & Alcohol on ATL/JFK/MSP-HNL
Replies: 4
Views: 1753

Re: Delta adds free meals & Alcohol on ATL/JFK/MSP-HNL

Fantastic news! Do you hear that United? Get on board (no pun intended) with this service enhancement!!

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by caleb1
Wed Aug 03, 2016 4:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: QR 747-8I @ LAX
Replies: 5
Views: 2162

Re: QR 747-8I @ LAX

I just saw the same 747 this evening on my way back from SEA and have been wondering the same thing. Is it a possible Amiri flight to LA for a little shopping and sightseeing? Anything is possible, I suppose.

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by caleb1
Mon Jul 25, 2016 1:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA and the new FA TA-Any Predictions?
Replies: 32
Views: 6117

Re: UA and the new FA TA-Any Predictions?

Thank you for that. Because it was a fairly old thread for A.Net standards, I wanted to get a more recent perspective and any updated opinions since both the TA, and that thread, were introduced.

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by caleb1
Mon Jul 25, 2016 1:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA and the new FA TA-Any Predictions?
Replies: 32
Views: 6117

UA and the new FA TA-Any Predictions?

Just curious if anyone has any thoughts as to the possibility of the UA FA group ratifying the new TA. On paper at least, the contract looks very generous. I understand that a major sticking point,however, is that there is no retro or signing bonus included in the tentative agreement. United is on a...

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by caleb1
Wed Jul 20, 2016 8:56 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Flight Review: Air Astana Almaty to Astana Y-Class
Replies: 9
Views: 6550

Re: Flight Review: Air Astana Almaty to Astana Y-Class

Very nice TR. The cabin of the Air Astana 767 looks better than anything we'd get on a U.S. carrier. Thank you for posting.

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by caleb1
Tue Jul 19, 2016 10:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 737-900 And SNA
Replies: 69
Views: 14848

Re: 737-900 And SNA

It could be that the aircraft is a placeholder until the schedule is firmed up closer to departure.

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by caleb1
Tue Jul 19, 2016 10:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: London Heatwave
Replies: 23
Views: 3277

Re: London Heatwave

I guess it's just like here in LA. Whenever we get a rain shower, the media goes nuts. "How will drivers cope with all the rain?!" For us, any rain at all is a big deal, whereas in other parts of the country or world, it's a non-issue.

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by caleb1
Fri Jul 08, 2016 8:44 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Fine dining on Austrian Airlines European Economy Class.
Replies: 7
Views: 3492

Re: Fine dining on Austrian Airlines European Economy Class.

Wow! That is a truly amazing meal. I wish we had an airline in the U.S. that would offer such high quality meals. We don't even have the option to prepay for meals of this standard. I am impressed!

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