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by United787
Wed Sep 20, 2017 7:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United new safety video!
Replies: 21
Views: 2398

Re: United new safety video!

Not as creative as the other two but I enjoyed. I think people will pay attention these much more than the regular ones, even if they are longer... so if that is true, than they are effective and that is the point...

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by United787
Tue Sep 12, 2017 1:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hurricane Irma's Impact on Aviation
Replies: 389
Views: 49091

Re: Hurricane Irma's Impact on Aviation

Does anyone know the status of the Caribbean airports:

SXM
SFG
SBH
AXA
EIS
VIJ
NGD
STT
SJU
GDT
XSC
PLS

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by United787
Tue Sep 12, 2017 1:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United opens new summer seasonal routes from EWR to OPO, KEF and ZRH as well as route extensions
Replies: 85
Views: 12412

Re: United opens. New summer seasonal routes!

OPO is great news, love Porto! I flew there a few years ago on UA/LH/TP but was routed ORD-DUS-LIS-OPO... would be nice to do ORD-EWR-OPO!

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by United787
Mon Sep 11, 2017 5:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hurricane Irma's Impact on Aviation
Replies: 389
Views: 49091

Re: Hurricane Irma's Impact on Aviation

DL sent a rescue flight today to St. Thomas to get some US citizens out that have been stuck on the island since the hurricane. DL is flying a 757 is flying ATL-STT-SJU-DTW this afternoon. Good to hear! I have a friend that is stranded in Turks. Couldn't get out before the storm and still can't get...

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by United787
Thu Sep 07, 2017 10:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA announces IAH-SYD, starting Jan 18, 2018
Replies: 149
Views: 23160

Re: UA announces IAH-SYD, starting Jan 18, 2018

Congrats to IAH and UA, great news! Nice to see an IAH long haul route that isn't energy industry dependent.

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by United787
Thu Sep 07, 2017 4:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hurricane Irma's Impact on Aviation
Replies: 389
Views: 49091

Re: Hurricane Irma's Impact on Aviation

Found some photos of the damage in St. Bart's: https://twitter.com/bienglace/status/905610697656107009 Although flooded, the roofs of the buildings in Gustavia look relatively intact. The cars at the airport rental lot look like they were tossed around like toys. The pictures look better than I thou...

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by United787
Wed Sep 06, 2017 3:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hurricane Irma's Impact on Aviation
Replies: 389
Views: 49091

Re: Hurricane Irma's Impact on the Lesser Antilles

Some photos of SXM terminal from Twitter. The jetways are still (mostly) standing as of now but the damage is already excessive... I can't tell if the third and fourth pictures are the tip of the jetway that comes in contact with the aircraft or a crumpled part of a truck. Either way, very scary......

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by United787
Thu Aug 31, 2017 6:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US of A Competitive Airline Landscape. How do other regions compare?
Replies: 23
Views: 2028

Re: US of A Competitive Airline Landscape. How do other regions compare?

Of topic... but... I think something will eventually have to give with the "national" brands. Not sure what the solution is but let's say IAG's brands consolidated under a single brand, British Airways. Would the Spanish stop flying the former Iberia even though MAD would be a major hub fo...

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by United787
Thu Aug 31, 2017 6:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US of A Competitive Airline Landscape. How do other regions compare?
Replies: 23
Views: 2028

Re: US of A Competitive Airline Landscape. How do other regions compare?

When you do an exhaustive list of the airlines in the entire European market (not just the EU), it is does seem like there is a lot of room for consolidation when compared to the US market.

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by United787
Wed Aug 30, 2017 4:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Avianca plans to fly between Ecuador and Argentina
Replies: 2
Views: 1062

Re: Avianca plans to fly between Ecuador and Argentina

This is interesting. Does Avianca have a lot of point to point routes outside of Colombia? Is Quito turning into a focus city?

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by United787
Wed Aug 30, 2017 3:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Future of ORD
Replies: 30
Views: 3813

Re: The Future of ORD

I don't believe T5 is under construction yet, I thought it is still pending.

The expansion to T3L is under construction and can be seen from I-190... but I can't remember if we saw any drawings... we may not know what it looks like until it is completed :(

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by United787
Tue Aug 08, 2017 6:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA A380 to ORD S18
Replies: 31
Views: 6060

Re: BA A380 to ORD S18

If they want a 380 at ORD they may not have a choice at the moment. Just what that dump T5 needs, a departure with 600 people in the middle of the day. It will be even more crammed than it is now. T5 may be crowded but I would hardly call it a dump, it is a very clean and modern facility, even give...

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by United787
Tue Aug 08, 2017 5:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA A380 to ORD S18
Replies: 31
Views: 6060

Re: BA A380 to ORD S18

stlgph wrote:
United787 wrote:
I thought I remember that the T5 A380 gate(s) would be ready about now and that we could expect LH or EK late summer, fall 2017, no?


Isn't Lufthansa's "thing" in Chicago to depart from Terminal 1?


Yes, but all International Flights arrive at T5, except for the pre-clearance ones...

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by United787
Tue Aug 08, 2017 2:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA A380 to ORD S18
Replies: 31
Views: 6060

Re: BA A380 to ORD S18

I thought I remember that the T5 A380 gate(s) would be ready about now and that we could expect LH or EK late summer, fall 2017, no?

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by United787
Thu Aug 03, 2017 10:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will UA or SQ fly ORD-SIN nonstop?
Replies: 23
Views: 4318

Re: Will UA or SQ fly ORD-SIN nonstop?

No. ULH routes need strong premium demand, and ORD is not that to SIN. Chicago is neither a top 5 US O&D market to SIN, nor home to key Singapore sector such as finance for example that NYC is. There would be a much higher potential of IAH-SIN nonstop as not only is the O&D market ~60% larg...

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by United787
Thu Aug 03, 2017 5:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 2 Fatalities on a Beach Due to Emergency Landing
Replies: 62
Views: 10603

Re: 2 Fatalities on a Beach Due to Emergency Landing

I would disagree, that beach looks pretty crowded with a high chance of hitting someone...

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by United787
Thu Aug 03, 2017 1:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 38 years since AA 191
Replies: 23
Views: 6134

Re: 38 years since AA 191

Most likely, yes. So, if this was UA or CO, and they had the same thing happen due to the same poor maintenance practices, the outcome might have been different... Coulda shoulda woulda, doesn't matter so much now... Growing up in Chicago, I remember this crash well, I was only 6 but wow it left an...

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by United787
Thu Aug 03, 2017 1:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 2 Fatalities on a Beach Due to Emergency Landing
Replies: 62
Views: 10603

Re: 2 Fatalities on a Beach Due to Emergency Landing

This was discussed a couple of years ago after a landing on a southern CA beach. There were many on this forum that swore that everyone would have made the same decision given the situation. I think someone was hit in that incident, but didn't die. I stand by my assertion, that most pilots would ste...

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by United787
Thu Aug 03, 2017 1:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 38 years since AA 191
Replies: 23
Views: 6134

Re: 38 years since AA 191

I remember this crash as kid. So sad, so sad. I was shocked to learn later (reading it here on Anet and then researching) that the pilots could have flown out of this if they had advanced throttles instead of retarding them. For a long time it was thought when the engine fell off the aircraft was d...

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by United787
Wed Aug 02, 2017 6:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is the Bay Area the only region in the US to have three Int'l airports?
Replies: 89
Views: 9541

Re: Is the Bay Area the only region in the US to have three Int'l airports?

If MKE, ORD, and MDW can qualify as a region than that as well GYY definitely qualifies as being a "Chicago" airport and is officially an international airport although it currently lacks any scheduled commercial service (let alone international service) RFD is also considered a "Chi...

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by United787
Tue Aug 01, 2017 4:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Status of AA's MD-80's ... Current and Future Routes
Replies: 46
Views: 7000

Re: Status of AA's MD-80's ... Current and Future Routes

The removal of the MD-80s from AA and specifically ORD has opened me up to flying AA again. I know I will get burned for this as an aviation enthusiast but I didn't like flying on them, especially AA's versions...

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by United787
Tue Aug 01, 2017 2:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Denver expansion continues - 26 new gates
Replies: 71
Views: 8573

Re: Denver expansion continues - 26 new gates

Sounds like the dust is settling at DEN post Frontier shake out, Southwest entry and United staying put. Glad to see all three have found their place at DEN and great to see Denver expanding! Now, if we can only get UA, AA and the City of Chicago to agree on the ORD terminal/concourse reconfiguratio...

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by United787
Tue Aug 01, 2017 3:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Seaplane Lands On Lake Michigan, Briefly Alarming The Fire Department
Replies: 1
Views: 1269

Re: Seaplane Lands On Lake Michigan, Briefly Alarming The Fire Department

I would have loved to see that... very cool plane. Where is it based?

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by United787
Thu Jul 27, 2017 7:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United relaunches DEN-LHR
Replies: 85
Views: 13688

Re: United relaunches DEN-LHR

So, where's the slot coming from? Did United have a summer slot on lease to someone? Be good to see the B788s back at LHR. It appears the slot is coming from EWR. UA has announced that EWRLHR will be going from 6 to 5 daily. 77H Will they be upsizing any of the EWR-LHR flights. I know us Americans ...

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by United787
Thu Jul 27, 2017 7:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Terminal ORD: Timeless?
Replies: 22
Views: 3682

Re: AA Terminal ORD: Timeless?

I would call T1 a classic design that has stood the test of time. Yes, it is a little crowded in some areas but it still looks as good as it did 30 years ago. Occasionally, I see an A-netter write that they thought it was newer and are shocked that it is from the mid 80's. Departing and arriving fro...

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by United787
Thu Jul 27, 2017 4:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What is going on with the ORD reconstruction?
Replies: 7
Views: 2381

Re: What is going on with the ORD reconstruction?

9C - 27C, the final East - West runway is under construction. This will take years due to the hanger movements and other infrastructure work. Work on AAs expansion of L+ as I like to call it is progressing well. The expansion of T-5 to add 9 gates is also under way. The big T2 rebuild is "unde...

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by United787
Thu Jul 27, 2017 3:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas to start seasonal SYD-KIX
Replies: 14
Views: 3042

Re: Qantas to start seasonal SYD-KIX

I am remain shocked the KIX can't support more international flights. The second largest metro area in one of the most industrialized countries in the world with 20 million people...

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by United787
Wed Jul 26, 2017 9:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United relaunches DEN-LHR
Replies: 85
Views: 13688

Re: United relaunches DEN-LHR

BA does fine at DEN. It has been a 744 for some time now. It provides plenty of feed into LHR which has a huge connecting hub on the other end. It also hasn't been impacted by LH to FRA nor the entrance of LH to MUC. BA will not dump DEN for STL or BNA. I wonder what will happen when Brexit takes e...

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by United787
Wed Jul 19, 2017 2:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Another DL PR issue. This time FOX Sports host and family not allowed to travel
Replies: 125
Views: 13309

Re: Another DL PR issue. This time FOX Sports host and family not allowed to travel

This will come out as a win for Delta...just watch. Everyone will applaud DL for kicking off these lice ridden "rodents". I have two rodents of my own so I can call them that. Seriously, lice is harmless but "gross", no one will have sympathy for them, Southwest will come out loo...

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by United787
Fri Jul 14, 2017 7:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Woman dies at SXM after falling from jet blast
Replies: 157
Views: 27443

Re: Woman dies at SXM after falling from jet blast

I guess it depends upon your philosophy on personal responsibility. Regarding Spain, and also SXM, if you do a bit of research the dangers are well known in both cases. I would not say you "deserved it" but I would say your death was caused by your own recklessness, and that was your resp...

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by United787
Fri Jul 14, 2017 6:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Woman dies at SXM after falling from jet blast
Replies: 157
Views: 27443

Re: Woman dies at SXM after falling from jet blast

I am surprised by the lack of empathy displayed on A-Net right now. A woman lost her life, a woman that has a family and friends that are grieving her this very moment, have some respect. Yes, she put herself at risk. Yes, the signs are plentiful and clear. But that doesn't mean she gets what she de...

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by United787
Wed Jul 12, 2017 6:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Man Checks In Single Can of Beer on Qantas Flight
Replies: 62
Views: 9406

Re: Man Checks In Single Can of Beer on Qantas Flight

I love that all of the Aussie's say that no one drinks Foster... if that was the case, they wouldn't sell it. I studied abroad at RMIT in 1993 and saw Fosters all over the place. That said, being respectful to my fellow Victorians, I never had one... plus I lived in Carlton, so I felt obliged to sti...

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by United787
Mon Jul 10, 2017 2:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: QR Service to ATL Caused DL to End Doha Service; DL Considers ME/India Return
Replies: 114
Views: 11976

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

I typically avoid the threads that obsess about the ME3 issue... but I have to say it once. I find it ironic that on this website some 10+ years ago, a common question would be asked: "Why isn't India served more by the US airlines?" The most common consensus was it was low yield. But it w...

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by United787
Fri Jul 07, 2017 7:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA EWR-FCO Goes Year-Round
Replies: 23
Views: 5080

Re: UA EWR-FCO Goes Year-Round

Until winter of 2015. UA flew year-round on IAD-FCO. Winter schedules were typically 5x a week, sometimes 4x. Do you have a press-release source for this? Not being argumentative, but often this early out UA will show Trans-Atlantic flights on the winter schedule, only to zero them out come Novembe...

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by United787
Fri Jul 07, 2017 7:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA EWR-FCO Goes Year-Round
Replies: 23
Views: 5080

Re: UA EWR-FCO Goes Year-Round

I think they smell blood, kick them while they are down, I say. I don't believe AZ will be around for much longer and I don't believe there will be a Rome based long haul operator to replace them. I think the void will be filled by everyone else. UA does ORD-FCO year round UA starts SFO-FCO seasonal...

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by United787
Mon Jul 03, 2017 6:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Adding Additional 77W's to Schedule
Replies: 55
Views: 14771

Re: United Adding Additional 77W's to Schedule

When will ORD get some love? No 764s, no 788s, no 789s, no 77Ws...

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by United787
Wed Jun 28, 2017 6:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: COPA adds its fourth destination in Argentina, Mendoza MDZ
Replies: 19
Views: 2384

Re: COPA adds its fourth destination in Argentina, Mendoza MDZ

If Venezuela wasn't such a train wreck, we could be talking CCS as the IST/KEF of the Americas instead of PTY. Of course, it would probably require a new or greatly expanded CCS but I think it is a little better situated geographically than PTY...

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by United787
Wed Jun 28, 2017 3:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Microburst Gives Tow Planes Unwanted Send Off-Video
Replies: 8
Views: 4167

Re: Microburst Gives Tow Planes Unwanted Send Off-Video

Holy cow, I have never seen anything like that! Did all of the planes make it back safely? Was anyone hurt or any aircraft damaged?

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by United787
Wed Jun 28, 2017 3:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ANA adds 3rd Tokyo-LAX flight
Replies: 34
Views: 7380

Re: ANA adds 3rd Tokyo-LAX flight

With the overflying of Japan that is happening, I am surprised that they would be able to add another 77W. Or is more of the *Alliance overflying happening from SFO?

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by United787
Wed Jun 21, 2017 7:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 2017 Paris Air Show - Boeing News and Orders
Replies: 411
Views: 87221

Re: 2017 Paris Air Show - Boeing News and Orders

United took the first 777-200... now they could end up taking the last 777-300ER!

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by United787
Tue Jun 20, 2017 7:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boom: NYC-LON Mach 2.2 Startup
Replies: 96
Views: 28874

Re: Boom: NYC-LON Mach 2.2 Startup

What about TPAC like:

SYD-SIN
SYD-HKG
SYD-NRT
or even
SFO-ANC-NRT
LAX-ANC-NRT

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by United787
Tue Jun 20, 2017 4:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 797/MOM Discussion Thread
Replies: 584
Views: 76665

Re: 797/MOM Discussion Thread

Does this mean it is a two aisle aircraft? #407 is not ambiguous: The result is a hybrid cross-section for the fuselage, blending the passenger comfort of a twin-aisle on the main deck and the cargo compartment of a single-aisle below deck. 'It is a geometry that enables single aisle economics and ...

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by United787
Tue Jun 20, 2017 3:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 797/MOM Discussion Thread
Replies: 584
Views: 76665

Re: 797/MOM Discussion Thread

Does this mean it is a two aisle aircraft?

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by United787
Mon Jun 19, 2017 4:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago Aviation Announcement
Replies: 69
Views: 14377

Re: Chicago Aviation Announcement

Nice development but nothing near what I was hoping... an airside train connector would have been real news...

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by United787
Fri Jun 16, 2017 10:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Could LAX Become The Worlds Busiest Airport?
Replies: 70
Views: 10238

Re: Could LAX Become The Worlds Busiest Airport?

Very unlikely ORD will, as it's trend has been in the exact opposite trajectory, with LAX having surpassed it yet again. ORD's growth had been constrained by it's runway configuration but that is mostly now fixed with 5 parallel runways and a 6th approved but not scheduled yet. Now ORD is constrain...

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by United787
Mon Jun 12, 2017 5:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago Aviation Announcement
Replies: 69
Views: 14377

Re: Chicago Aviation Announcement

I am guessing that this is something major if they are planning an announcement so far out... hopefully it is the long awaited terminal expansion/reconfiguration plan and UA and AA's agreement to that.

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by United787
Mon Jun 12, 2017 2:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Actress Jennifer Lawrence's private plane suffers dual engine failure
Replies: 71
Views: 21163

Re: Actress Jennifer Lawrence's private plane suffers dual engine failure

ordell wrote:
It's said she is a very anxious, fearful flier. Probably why she flew private. This won't help.


Why would she fly private if she is so fearful... isn't private more statistically dangerous?

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by United787
Fri Jun 09, 2017 2:00 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Inappropriate actions by two passengers onboard ryanair from MAN-IBZ
Replies: 84
Views: 14192

Re: Inappropriate actions by two passengers onboard ryanair from MAN-IBZ

Makes me feel better that the US of A isn't the only country that has to deal with such trash...

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by United787
Wed Jun 07, 2017 2:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Support Dog Mauls Passenger on DL Flight
Replies: 118
Views: 15444

Re: Support Dog Mauls Passenger on DL Flight

There's got to be more to this story. Dogs don't randomly attack people for no reason. Labs are a particularly docile breed. Somebody did something to the dog or its owner to precipitate the incident. My dog has logged more miles than most people. He travels in a carry on bag and never makes a peep...

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