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by PlanesNTrains
Mon Aug 13, 2018 2:32 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Alaska Airlines (allegedly?) deplanes allergic 15 year old UM instead of an emotional support cat
Replies: 80
Views: 6625

Re: Alaska Airlines (allegedly?) deplanes allergic 15 year old UM instead of an emotional support cat

An interesting scenario, but after countless of these stories lately, I'm fried. It's like serving on a jury in perpetuity. So for those reasons, I'm out. :-)

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by PlanesNTrains
Sun Aug 12, 2018 10:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: QX employee steals and crashes Q400 near SEA
Replies: 665
Views: 83250

Re: Updated: AS employee steals and crashes Q400 at SeaTac

Has there been any coverage on the actual crash site? Did Rich put it into a nose dive and end his life etc etc? Did he a really run out of fuel before he crashed? There's nothing on AVH about the aftermath. I think because there was so much known almost immediately, we have an expectation that tha...

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by PlanesNTrains
Sun Aug 12, 2018 2:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: QX employee steals and crashes Q400 near SEA
Replies: 665
Views: 83250

Re: Updated: AS employee steals and crashes Q400 at SeaTac

He specifically called out poor wages and Alaska management in the video. Maybe we should look at the work hours, conditions, and wages in commercial aviation. RIP Rich. Yet we won't get a utopia where you work Monday through Friday 9 to 5 and make 100k a year fueling planes and pushing them back t...

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by PlanesNTrains
Sun Aug 12, 2018 2:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: QX employee steals and crashes Q400 near SEA
Replies: 665
Views: 83250

Re: Updated: AS employee steals and crashes Q400 at SeaTac

Listen to the ATC. It was busy. He just timed the taxi to 16C perfectly. Oh ok was it? I listened to a few videos and none of the ones I listened to have any other aircraft chatter on it. They were modified to only have the comms between ATC and the stolen plane. AS322 told ATC that he had just pas...

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by PlanesNTrains
Sun Aug 12, 2018 12:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 602
Views: 42647

Re: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2018

Is there a decent place for spotting at AZA? I've driven by before but because there's so little activity it's hard to tell where to hang out. Of course, with less than two dozen commercial flights a day, it's probably not the best place to hang out anyhow. This is where I go to spot at Gateway htt...

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by PlanesNTrains
Sun Aug 12, 2018 12:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: QX employee steals and crashes Q400 near SEA
Replies: 665
Views: 83250

Re: Updated: AS employee steals and crashes Q400 at SeaTac

He specifically called out poor wages and Alaska management in the video. Maybe we should look at the work hours, conditions, and wages in commercial aviation. RIP Rich. Yet we won't get a utopia where you work Monday through Friday 9 to 5 and make 100k a year fueling planes and pushing them back t...

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by PlanesNTrains
Sat Aug 11, 2018 9:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Envoy ERJ145 near miss with van during takeoff.
Replies: 2
Views: 1106

Re: Envoy ERJ145 near miss with van during takeoff.

Crazy. The van driver appeared to have permission to cross, but probably should never do so without visually checking as well.

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by PlanesNTrains
Sat Aug 11, 2018 7:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: QX employee steals and crashes Q400 near SEA
Replies: 665
Views: 83250

Re: Updated: AS employee steals and crashes Q400 at SeaTac

F27500 wrote:
How does a Customer Service agent know how to start, taxi, take off in … and fly a plane like that?


Well, considering that he’s a mechanic, a ground services agent, and a customer service rep ALL for Horizon, I’d say he’s a pretty exceptional guy. That’s my answer.

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by PlanesNTrains
Sat Aug 11, 2018 6:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: QX employee steals and crashes Q400 near SEA
Replies: 665
Views: 83250

Re: Updated: AS employee steals and crashes Q400 at SeaTac

KING-TV in Seattle is providing updates. I follow them on FB so they update with things like "just to update, a plane was taken from Sea-Tac..." and such. For conspiracy theories, I believe there is a prison on an island near Ketron Island..... McNeil Island? Lol. I’d go with a shoot-down...

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by PlanesNTrains
Sat Aug 11, 2018 4:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: QX employee steals and crashes Q400 near SEA
Replies: 665
Views: 83250

Re: Updated: AS employee steals and crashes Q400 at SeaTac

For anyone who is familiar with where Eatonville, WA is, this link is to a short video of it passing low over town. Excuse the foul language, but respect the guy's knowledge of aviation. :-) https://www.facebook.com/iFIBERONENEWS/videos/1372296242902592/ This is all tripping me out as i spent the a...

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by PlanesNTrains
Sat Aug 11, 2018 8:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Washington State Air Service Discussion 2018
Replies: 240
Views: 18632

Re: QWQ

Already being reported in another thread, but it's related to WA state. A QX Q400 with no passengers was hijacked, took off from SEA, was intercepted by F-15s, and crashed on Ketron Island at about 8:40 p.m. The Q400 was stolen by a suicidal mechanic...no passengers or crew were on board. The airpl...

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by PlanesNTrains
Sat Aug 11, 2018 7:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: QX employee steals and crashes Q400 near SEA
Replies: 665
Views: 83250

Re: Updated: AS employee steals and crashes Q400 at SeaTac

https://www.facebook.com/iFIBERONENEWS/ ... 242902592/
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For anyone who is familiar with where Eatonville, WA is, this link is to a short video of it passing low over town. Excuse the foul language, but respect the guy's knowledge of aviation. :-)

https://www.facebook.com/iFIBERONENEWS/ ... 242902592/

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by PlanesNTrains
Sat Aug 11, 2018 6:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: QX employee steals and crashes Q400 near SEA
Replies: 665
Views: 83250

Re: AS Employee steals Q400 at SeaTac

jonnyclam123 wrote:
https://www.facebook.com/jon.tornquist/videos/10212530577644892/UzpfSTUwODg5NzQ2MjU1NjEwNjoxNzU4MDQwNjc0MzA4NDM5/ Another angle of the inverted roll.


I know I'm a bad person, but I just can't handle the panicky response. I think it's from raising a daughter who specialized in drama.

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by PlanesNTrains
Sat Aug 11, 2018 5:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: QX employee steals and crashes Q400 near SEA
Replies: 665
Views: 83250

Re: AS Employee steals Q400 at SeaTac

neomax wrote:
FlyingElvii wrote:
King5 reporter just now. “Why don’t these things have a key you could lock in a safe!?


You can always count on King5 to ask the real questions. Hard hitting journalism right there.


On King5, it's all about the snazzy jackets. The rest is filler.

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by PlanesNTrains
Sat Aug 11, 2018 5:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: QX employee steals and crashes Q400 near SEA
Replies: 665
Views: 83250

Re: AS Employee steals Q400 at SeaTac

There was a Pearl Jam concert in progress at Seahawks Stadium, aprox 50,000 people.....glad he was not headed for downtown Seattle....nothing could have stopped him in time.. Sure, and in a broader context, that's sobering. In this case, though, he really didn't sound like he was looking to hurt so...

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by PlanesNTrains
Sat Aug 11, 2018 4:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: QX employee steals and crashes Q400 near SEA
Replies: 665
Views: 83250

Re: AS Employee steals Q400 at SeaTac

Horizon is absolutely a sister carrier to Alaska Airlines (both owned by AAG), and the plane absolutely was wearing Alaska Airlines colors. However, this is an aviation forum and we’re not talking about a CSR issue, etc. This was a crash. I think it’s pretty normal to be a bit more specific in thes...

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by PlanesNTrains
Sat Aug 11, 2018 4:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: QX employee steals and crashes Q400 near SEA
Replies: 665
Views: 83250

Re: AS Employee steals Q400 at SeaTac

Horizon is absolutely a sister carrier to Alaska Airlines (both owned by AAG), and the plane absolutely was wearing Alaska Airlines colors. However, this is an aviation forum and we’re not talking about a CSR issue, etc. This was a crash. I think it’s pretty normal to be a bit more specific in thes...

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by PlanesNTrains
Sat Aug 11, 2018 4:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: QX employee steals and crashes Q400 near SEA
Replies: 665
Views: 83250

Re: AS Employee steals Q400 at SeaTac

speedbird52 wrote:
426Shadow wrote:
https://flightaware.com/live/flight/N449QX/history/20180810/1637Z/CYYJ/KSEA

I don't believe this is the aircraft


According to AS, that’s the aircraft reg. However, it was in the maintenance hanger - did it cxl Victoria-Seattle due to a mechanical issue this morning then get ferried back later?

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by PlanesNTrains
Sat Aug 11, 2018 4:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: QX employee steals and crashes Q400 near SEA
Replies: 665
Views: 83250

Re: AS Employee steals Q400 at SeaTac

seeing clarification on twitter from multiple sources it was a HORIZON aircraft, not Alaska Horizon basically is Alaska. Its their wholly owned partner and all of their aircraft are flown for AS. The aircraft was wearing an AS livery. Horizon is absolutely a sister carrier to Alaska Airlines (both ...

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by PlanesNTrains
Sat Aug 11, 2018 2:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United updating brand with new colors
Replies: 122
Views: 22337

Re: United updating brand with new colors

I didn’t say they stole anything let’s start there. But there isn’t evidence that they did or didn’t. Just because your a united fan or most likely an employee doesn’t negate the fact that it’s ironic. A color is a color but brands don’t just add colors on a whim. Just like Delta didn’t just add a ...

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by PlanesNTrains
Fri Aug 10, 2018 1:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA booted a Cellist from the Aircraft (did not allow the Cello on a paid ticket)
Replies: 163
Views: 15191

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

It is called Law enforcement, you know? The authority is only there to enforce the law, and she didn’t break any. The passenger/airline was also under contract with each other, where she was fulfiling her part by paying and abiding all applicable laws. The airline was in breach of contract and misu...

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by PlanesNTrains
Fri Aug 10, 2018 1:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United updating brand with new colors
Replies: 122
Views: 22337

Re: United updating brand with new colors

My thought is too many changes is too short of a time. Its almost like they have people who feel the need to justiy their existence....changes for changes sake. Imho UAL would be better served to continue to focus on the operational improvement they have made recently, and continue them, grow tbe g...

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by PlanesNTrains
Thu Aug 09, 2018 5:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus And Boeing 2018 Orders
Replies: 374
Views: 89384

Re: Airbus And Boeing 2018 Orders

The fact is the present practice of looking at number of frames is already nonsense. It should be done by tabulating list price. 2017 is a great example. Most folks gave the order crown to Airbus due to a large narrow body order at the bell, but the value of Boeing's orders was higher. It makes no ...

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by PlanesNTrains
Thu Aug 09, 2018 5:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 602
Views: 42647

Re: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2018

I’m not sure on why people have so much disdain for Frontier? They know they jump around - that’s their business model. I’d think people would appreciate the additional options out of PHX. I actually had a great round trip on them last year PHX-SEA-PHX and the price was great. The next time I plann...

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by PlanesNTrains
Wed Aug 08, 2018 10:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 602
Views: 42647

Re: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2018

I’m not sure on why people have so much disdain for Frontier? They know they jump around - that’s their business model. I’d think people would appreciate the additional options out of PHX. I actually had a great round trip on them last year PHX-SEA-PHX and the price was great. The next time I planne...

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by PlanesNTrains
Wed Aug 08, 2018 2:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus And Boeing 2018 Orders
Replies: 374
Views: 89384

Re: Airbus And Boeing 2018 Orders

It’s been enjoyable tracking A and B orders since they have generally had similar portfolios. If Airbus has a product now that expands their portfolio, that’s just the way it goes. If/when the Boeing/Embraer deal goes through, it’ll change again. However, by that time we’ll have products stretching ...

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by PlanesNTrains
Mon Aug 06, 2018 4:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 8/5/2018:AA Adds DFW-CYS/EYW,Drops BOS-PIT,JFK-DEN;AS Drops SFO-IND;DL Loads MSP-ICN;UA Suspends EWR-OKC
Replies: 127
Views: 13476

Re: OAG Changes 8/5/2018:AA Adds DFW-CYS/EYW,Drops BOS-PIT,JFK-DEN;AS Drops SFO-IND;DL Loads MSP-ICN;UA Suspends EWR-OKC

Is the AS PDX-SEA a mistake? It's always 20+ RTs a day. Hmm...I'll have to look into that. Might be a bug from my new code. There are 21 RT's on 13DEC PDX-SEA on alaskaair.com...however I'm sure those are subject to change. Hopefully not down to 10 though! If that happens, then Houston..er..Seattle...

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by PlanesNTrains
Mon Aug 06, 2018 4:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 557
Views: 135445

Re: Boeing 737MAX Production/Delivery Thread 2018

Thanks for keeping the updates coming. With the increased production rate over past years, it's a lot of work. Appreciate it.

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by PlanesNTrains
Mon Aug 06, 2018 2:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 8/5/2018:AA Adds DFW-CYS/EYW,Drops BOS-PIT,JFK-DEN;AS Drops SFO-IND;DL Loads MSP-ICN;UA Suspends EWR-OKC
Replies: 127
Views: 13476

Re: OAG Changes 8/5/2018:AA Adds DFW-CYS/EYW,Drops BOS-PIT,JFK-DEN;AS Drops SFO-IND;DL Loads MSP-ICN;UA Suspends EWR-OKC

It does change the narrative from bad route decisions from an often money-losing airline, to decisions made by what is or was considered a "winning" management. Again, everybody has routes that don't work, but the number of mounting failures at SFO is noticeable. I think “mounting failure...

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by PlanesNTrains
Mon Aug 06, 2018 1:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 8/5/2018:AA Adds DFW-CYS/EYW,Drops BOS-PIT,JFK-DEN;AS Drops SFO-IND;DL Loads MSP-ICN;UA Suspends EWR-OKC
Replies: 127
Views: 13476

Re: OAG Changes 8/5/2018:AA Adds DFW-CYS/EYW,Drops BOS-PIT,JFK-DEN;AS Drops SFO-IND;DL Loads MSP-ICN;UA Suspends EWR-OKC

I didn’t mean to suggest only VX pre-merger routes will face scrutiny. I think the reality is all routes that aren’t doing well will go more quickly. The result of taking in a less successful competitor. It does change the narrative from bad route decisions from an often money-losing airline, to de...

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by PlanesNTrains
Mon Aug 06, 2018 1:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 8/5/2018:AA Adds DFW-CYS/EYW,Drops BOS-PIT,JFK-DEN;AS Drops SFO-IND;DL Loads MSP-ICN;UA Suspends EWR-OKC
Replies: 127
Views: 13476

Re: OAG Changes 8/5/2018:AA Adds DFW-CYS/EYW,Drops BOS-PIT,JFK-DEN;AS Drops SFO-IND;DL Loads MSP-ICN;UA Suspends EWR-OKC

F27500 wrote:
Wait -- now you had to make this even MORE confusing with numbers in brackets ??


Good news - you don’t have to read it. In the meantime, the rest of us appreciate the added context.

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by PlanesNTrains
Sun Aug 05, 2018 10:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA booted a Cellist from the Aircraft (did not allow the Cello on a paid ticket)
Replies: 163
Views: 15191

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

Something is fishy if the cellist followed the rules, but AA chose to kick her off the plane anyway. I can't imagine we'd ever know such a thing. It just makes more sense that they screwed up rather than that they plotted against her for her seats. Who knows. How are you able to come to the conclus...

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by PlanesNTrains
Sun Aug 05, 2018 9:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA booted a Cellist from the Aircraft (did not allow the Cello on a paid ticket)
Replies: 163
Views: 15191

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

Something is fishy if the cellist followed the rules, but AA chose to kick her off the plane anyway. Here is something I'm wondering: were two people on the standby list friends or family members of a crew member working that flight? If so, the crew may have chosen to remove the cellist and her cel...

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by PlanesNTrains
Sun Aug 05, 2018 7:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 8/5/2018:AA Adds DFW-CYS/EYW,Drops BOS-PIT,JFK-DEN;AS Drops SFO-IND;DL Loads MSP-ICN;UA Suspends EWR-OKC
Replies: 127
Views: 13476

Re: OAG Changes 8/5/2018:AA Adds DFW-CYS/EYW,Drops BOS-PIT,JFK-DEN;AS Drops SFO-IND;DL Loads MSP-ICN;UA Suspends EWR-OKC

AA started JFK-DEN in June. That really didn't last long. Also surprised to see AS drop SFO-IND. Not really a surprise. UA and DL were hurting them with walk ups as low as $135. UA added a second flight, adding too many seats for AS to compete with. Now look for UA to cut the second flight, as well...

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by PlanesNTrains
Sun Aug 05, 2018 5:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aeroméxico E190 Accident in Durango July 31
Replies: 252
Views: 45851

Re: Aeroméxico E190 Accident in Durango July 31

Super80Fan wrote:
So.... Have we answered the question of whether this is a Boeing crash or not? My thoughts go with the survivors and captain as they try and recover in the hospital.


Omg.

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by PlanesNTrains
Sat Aug 04, 2018 11:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Silver Airways cancels all BKG service
Replies: 19
Views: 3997

Re: Silver Airways cancels all BKG service

Being 1-2 hours away from other suitable airports certainly can't help. Being a regional destination certainly can't help. Being a non-sun destination certainly can't help.

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by PlanesNTrains
Sat Aug 04, 2018 11:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: California Pacific Airlines trying again to fly
Replies: 121
Views: 18346

Re: California Pacific Airlines trying again to fly

Eff Sept 1st EAS flying rebrands as California Pacific Airlines. https://markets.businessinsider.com/news/stocks/aerodynamics-inc-rebrands-as-california-pacific-airlines-and-launches-new-reservation-platform-1027422717 Reservations available on the updated website http://www.mycpair.com Over time a...

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by PlanesNTrains
Sat Aug 04, 2018 11:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Q400: the underrated aircraft type?
Replies: 106
Views: 12370

Re: Q400: the underrated aircraft type?

Interestingly, from personal observation, I have noted that the props almost always have shorter taxi time at my local airport. The props almost always taxi to somewhere in the middle of the runway, closer to the terminal. Whereas, all the jets, including CRJ's and E-Jets, taxi all the way to the e...

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by PlanesNTrains
Sat Aug 04, 2018 11:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Gay couple allegedly bumped for straight couple...
Replies: 344
Views: 26542

Re: Gay couple allegedly bumped for straight couple...

Again, the guy was asked before the FA had any chance to know he was gay. Again, upon learning they were a gay couple, the FA could have handled the situation differently. It must be nice to be in a protected class sometimes. All they have to do is say a magic word or phrase and people are expected...

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by PlanesNTrains
Sat Aug 04, 2018 11:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA booted a Cellist from the Aircraft (did not allow the Cello on a paid ticket)
Replies: 163
Views: 15191

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

There is plenty of blame to go around, but the sob story from the passenger is unnecessary and overly dramatic . When you do everything to follow the rules, including calling the airline to make sure it's all good, and then someone kicks you off the plane and makes you spend the night, it's frustra...

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by PlanesNTrains
Sat Aug 04, 2018 8:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA booted a Cellist from the Aircraft (did not allow the Cello on a paid ticket)
Replies: 163
Views: 15191

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

I’m gonna guess it was an uninformed or misinformed employee(s). At least AA owned it.

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by PlanesNTrains
Sat Aug 04, 2018 8:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Gay couple allegedly bumped for straight couple...
Replies: 344
Views: 26542

Re: Gay couple allegedly bumped for straight couple...

Again, the guy was asked before the FA had any chance to know he was gay. Again, upon learning they were a gay couple, the FA could have handled the situation differently. Ya, the focus seems to be on what the FA thought before she approached him. The point is more about what happened after. In the...

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by PlanesNTrains
Sat Aug 04, 2018 3:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aeroméxico E190 Accident in Durango July 31
Replies: 252
Views: 45851

Re: Aeroméxico E190 Accident in Durango July 31

Mandala499 Pihero Captain Barney etc, and countless other great contributors of knowledge and information left due to rude and ignorant armchair aviation judges. Best regards TRB Ehh that's their loss. This is the internet, you cant really expect the highest quality members and posts all the time. ...

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by PlanesNTrains
Sat Aug 04, 2018 3:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Gay couple allegedly bumped for straight couple...
Replies: 344
Views: 26542

Re: Gay couple allegedly bumped for straight couple...

Yes, homophobic gaslighters and bullies versus a handful of LGBT people defending the very premise that discrimination could be a possibility. Very equal. Or not. Thank you for your post VC. I feel you 100% about speaking up and out. Enough with the bullying. Isn't that the problem right there? If ...

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by PlanesNTrains
Sat Aug 04, 2018 4:44 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Everyone has a "currently flying" retro jet with the exception of Delta.
Replies: 28
Views: 1758

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

Union Pacific and Norfolk Southern have painted some heritage schemes. BNSF is still wearing multiple schemes but has painted some freight cars with heritage logos. Perhaps DL could adorn a plane or five with heritage logos by the boarding door or the cockpit?

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