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by Sooner787
Mon Apr 16, 2018 8:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta To Replace 747 & 767 Fleet
Replies: 22
Views: 4911

Re: Delta To Replace 747 & 767 Fleet

Am I the only one who thinks DL could use the A35J ? Seems those are better 744
replacements than the 359's IMHO

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by Sooner787
Sat Apr 14, 2018 4:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rolls Royce having more 787 problems
Replies: 93
Views: 16656

Re: Rolls Royce having more 787 problems

Anyone know how many 789's Virgin Atlantic still have parked due to their RR engine issues?

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by Sooner787
Wed Apr 11, 2018 8:15 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Chinese stealth bomber design unoficially leaked ?
Replies: 16
Views: 2776

Re: Chinese stealth bomber design unoficially leaked ?

http://china-defense.blogspot.com/2018/04/here-it-is-first-artists-impression-of.html It would be a gorgeous aircraft if this is the final version but it seems way too advanced for China to design and build: https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-rnFowvfI_tA/WsqSDKO0jcI/AAAAAAAAhQI/i8cE02Nx2McYzS1yAwSmzuV9_2QJ...

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by Sooner787
Mon Apr 09, 2018 6:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 333
Views: 75410

Re: Boeing 737MAX Production/Delivery Thread 2018

Local Spotter Huy Do caught it out on the flight line yesterday. https://farm1.staticflickr.com/884/26419480737_7a8ce7f75b_c.jpg Boeing 737 MAX 9 United Airlines N67501 LN6834 by Huy Do , on Flickr Memo to geminijets..... I need a 1:200 UA 737 MAX 9 diecast asap please :) When is UA taking delivery...

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by Sooner787
Sun Apr 08, 2018 11:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 333
Views: 75410

Re: Boeing 737MAX Production/Delivery Thread 2018

Local Spotter Huy Do caught it out on the flight line yesterday. https://farm1.staticflickr.com/884/26419480737_7a8ce7f75b_c.jpg Boeing 737 MAX 9 United Airlines N67501 LN6834 by Huy Do , on Flickr Memo to geminijets..... I need a 1:200 UA 737 MAX 9 diecast asap please :)

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by Sooner787
Sun Apr 08, 2018 3:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines orders 47 additional 787's (22 788's and 25 789's), cancels A350 order
Replies: 554
Views: 69460

Re: American Airlines orders 47 additional 787's (22 788's and 25 789's), cancels A350 order

Still hoping in another 5 years or so, AA announces a follow on order for 78J's to begin
replacing the remaining 77E's in their fleet.

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by Sooner787
Thu Apr 05, 2018 8:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Interesting LH Service Changes
Replies: 31
Views: 6705

Re: Interesting LH Service Changes

Looking forward to seeing LH's B748 in Houston ,

makes up for KLM withdrawing their 744 service from IAH :)

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by Sooner787
Thu Apr 05, 2018 6:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Icelandair is still growing 757 fleet
Replies: 29
Views: 6836

Re: Icelandair is still growing 757 fleet

Not sure about the interior, but TF-FII looks pristine from the outside. WiFi dome, Scimitar winglets and a fresh livery. Nice job, Icelandair! here's the bird here in Fortaleza, flying on behalf of TACV: https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4567/26565891829_ce0860f39d_c.jpg Eyjafjallajökull @ FOR by Leo...

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by Sooner787
Sun Apr 01, 2018 2:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DFW Terminal E Satelite for AA & More Intl out of B
Replies: 83
Views: 9738

Re: DFW Terminal E Satelite for AA & More Intl out of B

A connector walkway between Terminal C and Terminal E should be added at DFW if AA plans on operating out of the Terminal E Satellite. There are walkways connecting Terminals A, B, C, and D to each other, but there are no walkways connecting Terminal E to the other terminals. The connector walkway ...

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by Sooner787
Fri Mar 30, 2018 4:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DFW Foreign Carrier Estimated February 2018 Loads
Replies: 23
Views: 1693

Re: DFW Foreign Carrier Estimated February 2018 Loads

I'm pretty sure DFW will be among the first markets to see QR's and possibley EK's 779's ,
That'll be a treat seeing that big bird and her folding wingtips every day :)

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by Sooner787
Fri Mar 30, 2018 1:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways Defers Salaries of Some Employees
Replies: 35
Views: 5114

Re: Jet Airways Defers Salaries of Some Employees

If 9W can't meet payroll, how do they pay for fuel at far flung foreign destinations
once word of this gets around ?

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by Sooner787
Thu Mar 29, 2018 4:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DFW Foreign Carrier Estimated February 2018 Loads
Replies: 23
Views: 1693

Re: DFW Foreign Carrier Estimated February 2018 Loads

Interesting. Passengers: EK + QR + EY ~38,000 Capacity: EK + QR + EY ~53,000 If you take away EY's ~14,000 seats, the load factors are close to 100%. EK/QR upgauge to A380? Also, Japan Air has 90% capacity utilization. I'm sure EK would contemplate bringing the A380 back to DFW, but I think they wi...

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by Sooner787
Thu Mar 29, 2018 1:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing hit by WannaCry virus, could impact production
Replies: 52
Views: 7666

Re: Boeing hit by WannaCry virus, could impact production

This virus was in outbreak for 4 days and was patched a year ago. Why in the world is Boeing not updating their computers to be protected from these kind of things? So there was some idiot in South Carolina who clicked on an e-mailed link, which they know they're not supposed to do, and it apparent...

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by Sooner787
Wed Mar 28, 2018 10:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777X Production Thread 2018
Replies: 117
Views: 21683

Re: Boeing 777X Production Thread 2018

They are significantly taller than the previous 777 windows but not as tall as those on the 787. Boeing's 777X website has a comparative picture somewhere. This? https://imagr.eu/up/MNBdz_Screenshot_from_2017-10-11_14-51-44.png Will the 777X use the same "dimmable" windows as the 787 or h...

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by Sooner787
Wed Mar 28, 2018 9:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spirit Airlines Repaint Progress
Replies: 54
Views: 7313

Re: Spirit Airlines Repaint Progress

Too bad Earl Scheib doesn't paint airplanes, I bet NK would be interested if they could save a couple bucks :)

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by Sooner787
Sun Mar 25, 2018 6:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 333
Views: 75410

Re: Boeing 737MAX Production/Delivery Thread 2018

CONTACREW wrote:
The United 737 Max 9 fleet will have the same wavy line as the 787 fleet.


Can't wait to see that on the Max 9's and I assume the Max 10's

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by Sooner787
Fri Mar 23, 2018 9:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bloomberg: Airbus A330 Neo Dropped From American Airlines Wide-Body Contest
Replies: 235
Views: 30113

Re: Bloomberg: Airbus A330 Neo Dropped From American Airlines Wide-Body Contest

Looks like we'll be seeing the 78J in AA livery in the next few years.

IIRC..... AA has 58 options for 787's , enough to replace the entire 77E fleet
and then some :)

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by Sooner787
Wed Mar 21, 2018 8:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 333
Views: 75410

Re: Boeing 737MAX Production/Delivery Thread 2018

CBW wrote:
It looks like UA is going with some kind of special livery on the max... Keep your eyes peeled.


Hmmm perhaps a livery similar to their Dreamliners?

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by Sooner787
Mon Mar 19, 2018 4:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 333
Views: 75410

Re: Boeing 737MAX Production/Delivery Thread 2018

Apologies if someone has answered this question before.... Will the Max10 fuselages be transported by rail in one piece or is it too long now? It shouldn't be an issue. The fuselages are secured to the railcar under the cockpit and under the wing box, the tail section hangs over an empty flatbed ca...

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by Sooner787
Mon Mar 19, 2018 4:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: UA to introduce new and/or revised livery in the coming years
Replies: 186
Views: 30287

Re: Rumor: UA to introduce new and/or revised livery in the coming years

If UAL is looking towards a new livery, my guess is the color palette will match the navy blue of the Polaris branding and the livery will be simple like LH's new livery. Perhaps gold trim might be included if the bean counters can be convinced to fund it, but simplicity will be the name of the game...

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by Sooner787
Sun Mar 18, 2018 1:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 333
Views: 75410

Re: Boeing 737MAX Production/Delivery Thread 2018

Apologies if someone has answered this question before....
Will the Max10 fuselages be transported by rail in one piece
or is it too long now?

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by Sooner787
Sat Mar 17, 2018 2:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Mishandles Their Third Pet In Three Days
Replies: 30
Views: 4017

Re: United Mishandles Their Third Pet In Three Days

Unless you're relocating to another state or country for extended work assignment, why can't people leave their pets at home? I'm a dog lover myself but I leave town, the dog stays with a friend or gets boarded. It's going to get to a point where UA and others carriers say EFF THIS!!!!!! No animals ...

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by Sooner787
Fri Mar 16, 2018 10:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA 5803 Diversion due to Gear Issue
Replies: 1
Views: 799

Re: AA 5803 Diversion due to Gear Issue

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by Sooner787
Fri Mar 16, 2018 6:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 333
Views: 75410

Re: Boeing 737MAX Production/Delivery Thread 2018

So how long do we have to wait for the MAX 10's first flight?

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by Sooner787
Thu Mar 15, 2018 8:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777X Production Thread 2018
Replies: 117
Views: 21683

Re: Boeing 777X Production Thread 2018

I can't wait to see the 779 in the flesh. With those insane engines and monstrous wingspan,
she'll be a sight to behold , especially when the wingtips fold down prior to takeoff :)

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by Sooner787
Thu Mar 15, 2018 4:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: With EY pulling out of DFW, AI nowhere in sight, and IAH upgauged, how long until EK resumes the A380?
Replies: 38
Views: 5443

Re: With EY pulling out of DFW, AI nowhere in sight, and IAH upgauged, how long until EK resumes the A380?

Well, the new UA IAH- SYD flights bear watching as would the rumors
of QF starting ORD-SYD nonstop flights with 789's. The latter might effect DFW
yields more than the Houston service

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by Sooner787
Thu Mar 15, 2018 2:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: With EY pulling out of DFW, AI nowhere in sight, and IAH upgauged, how long until EK resumes the A380?
Replies: 38
Views: 5443

Re: With EY pulling out of DFW, AI nowhere in sight, and IAH upgauged, how long until EK resumes the A380?

Our QF rep has said they were considering replacing the 380's on the DFW run with 789's
once they have enough frames on property.

I love the Dreamliner but would suck to lose the 380 at DFW

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by Sooner787
Wed Mar 14, 2018 7:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The 777 retirement and scrapping thread - 2018
Replies: 184
Views: 36020

Re: The 777 retirement and scrapping thread - 2018

Any realistic chance 777 #1 can be returned to Boeing and repainted in her original house colors? Would make a great addition to the Museum of Flight's collection :) The Prototype 777 was sold to Cathay Pacific with the clause in the contract that it be returned to Boeing when Cathay retires it. Un...

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by Sooner787
Wed Mar 14, 2018 6:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The 777 retirement and scrapping thread - 2018
Replies: 184
Views: 36020

Re: The 777 retirement and scrapping thread - 2018

https://www.flightradar24.com/data/aircraft/b-hnl 777 ln.1, the prototype operating for CX since 2000, hasn´t flown in a week. Reportedly scheduled for retirement next month, it probably has been withdrawn from use a few weeks earlier. No recent flight also for ln.46, the second-to-last 772 of Chin...

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by Sooner787
Tue Mar 13, 2018 10:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The 777 retirement and scrapping thread - 2018
Replies: 184
Views: 36020

Re: The 777 retirement and scrapping thread - 2018

https://www.flightradar24.com/data/aircraft/b-hnl 777 ln.1, the prototype operating for CX since 2000, hasn´t flown in a week. Reportedly scheduled for retirement next month, it probably has been withdrawn from use a few weeks earlier. No recent flight also for ln.46, the second-to-last 772 of Chin...

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by Sooner787
Tue Mar 13, 2018 9:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 333
Views: 75410

Re: Boeing 737MAX Production/Delivery Thread 2018

737max8 wrote:
There is a plaque in the doorway. Haven't seen a photo yet.


That's good but a little nose art wouldn't hurt ...... ala.... the Heart One and Heart Two
that adorned the first 2 new jets in the new heart livery

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by Sooner787
Tue Mar 13, 2018 7:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 333
Views: 75410

Re: Boeing 737MAX Production/Delivery Thread 2018

Boeing press release just out with the official roll-out of the 10 000 737. https://mma.prnewswire.com/media/653910/Boeing_10000th_737.jpg Boeing is recognized by Guinness world records for most produced commercial jet aircraftmodel Full press release here: http://boeing.mediaroom.com/2018-03-13-Bo...

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by Sooner787
Tue Mar 13, 2018 2:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: With EY pulling out of DFW, AI nowhere in sight, and IAH upgauged, how long until EK resumes the A380?
Replies: 38
Views: 5443

Re: With EY pulling out of DFW, AI nowhere in sight, and IAH upgauged, how long until EK resumes the A380?

Our EK rep visited our very large travel agency couple weeks ago and said EK's
is thinking about bringing the 380's back to DFW , but they want to see what kind
of boost they get after EY pulls out before committing.

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by Sooner787
Fri Mar 09, 2018 2:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 787 suffers nose gear collapse
Replies: 35
Views: 53037

Re: Boeing 787 suffers nose gear collapse

the AOG team will get some good practice fixing that :)

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by Sooner787
Fri Mar 09, 2018 2:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA to retire 45 737-800's
Replies: 112
Views: 24628

Re: AA to retire 45 737-800's

All of these are pre 9/11 737-800 then soon after AA stopped getting 737-800 so there was a LONG time by the time the next one came. You would be correct, IIRC, there were 75 738's in that pre 9-11 batch. I bet the all end up getting retired early. On a related subject, if AA decides to go ahead an...

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by Sooner787
Tue Mar 06, 2018 9:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Update: Hawaiian signs 787 LOI
Replies: 840
Views: 95507

Re: A330-800 out, B787-9 in at Hawaiian? -Leeham

Well, if United wants A338's as surmised in another thread, I bet they can drive a hell of a bargain on them now

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by Sooner787
Tue Mar 06, 2018 9:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CFM faces repairs to 500+ LEAP engines
Replies: 29
Views: 6109

Re: CFM faces repairs to 500+ LEAP engines

Looks like the engineers and production folks of both engine suppliers will be racking up
big time overtime in 2018 fixing their issues. Problem is, they'll all be too tired to spend
the extra $$$$$$$ :)

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by Sooner787
Tue Mar 06, 2018 7:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH new livery to be ‘revised’ after only three weeks
Replies: 154
Views: 35880

Re: LH new livery to be ‘revised’ after only three weeks

I'm looking forward to seeing the 2.0 new livery on LH's next A350

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by Sooner787
Mon Mar 05, 2018 10:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CFM faces repairs to 500+ LEAP engines
Replies: 29
Views: 6109

Re: CFM faces repairs to 500+ LEAP engines

I know B and A are both talking of monthly production rates of 60 and 70 respectively.

I think these engine issues are proof that the supply chain is already stretched too thin
for today's rate, let alone the higher numbers being talked about.

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by Sooner787
Sun Mar 04, 2018 5:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH new livery to be ‘revised’ after only three weeks
Replies: 154
Views: 35880

Re: LH new livery to be ‘revised’ after only three weeks

Such a subtle change I'm betting they don't bother repainting the first 3-4 planes
that have the new 1.0 livery

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by Sooner787
Sat Mar 03, 2018 2:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest may take 500 MAX 7
Replies: 41
Views: 10924

Re: Southwest may take 500 MAX 7

Speaking of the MAX 7, any word on when the first test bird will fly?

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by Sooner787
Wed Feb 28, 2018 8:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Possible WestJet Livery Update?
Replies: 115
Views: 16050

Re: Possible WestJet Livery Update?

Check back on April 1st to see what WS is up to :)

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by Sooner787
Tue Feb 27, 2018 2:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH introduces revised livery
Replies: 1106
Views: 202861

Re: LH introduces revised livery

I've been waiting to see LH's first A359 in the new livery, but now I'm betting
that frame will wear the revised "new 2.0" livery when she finally gets painted.

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by Sooner787
Mon Feb 26, 2018 10:01 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airports with most 747 service
Replies: 35
Views: 3174

Re: Airports with most 747 service

DFW also has a healthy does of 747 freighters, including quite a few 748F's :)

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by Sooner787
Wed Feb 21, 2018 3:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar Airways takes delivery of first A350-1000, mulls additional aircraft
Replies: 28
Views: 6902

Re: Qatar Airways takes delivery of first A350-1000, mulls additional aircraft

That 9 across coach cabin sure looks more inviting than a Triple 7's 10 across sardine arrangement :)

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by Sooner787
Tue Feb 20, 2018 9:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Update: Hawaiian signs 787 LOI
Replies: 840
Views: 95507

Re: A330-800 out, B787-9 in at Hawaiian? -Leeham

If HA does acquire the 789, does that put western Europe within range from HNL?
The 789 has awfully long legs :)

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by Sooner787
Fri Feb 16, 2018 10:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Air A321neo More to Love Livery Revealed!
Replies: 89
Views: 18590

Re: Alaska Air A321neo More to Love Livery Revealed!

They'll look ever better when they get their engines installed :)

btw, did VX go with P&W or CFM's on the NEO's ?

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by Sooner787
Wed Feb 14, 2018 5:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Employee Uses Vulgarities Towards Customer @ PDX
Replies: 214
Views: 17170

Re: Delta Employee Uses Vulgarities Towards Customer @ PDX

Any person working front line in the service industry cannot give him/her self the luxury of loosing it to the point displayed here. Anybody who does either needs a loooong vacation or to change industries. He was lucky he wasnt fired. As a corporate travel agent for 20 plus years, I feel for those...

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