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by DDR
Sat Aug 18, 2018 11:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH CEO claims LH sells the most premium seats — is it true?
Replies: 51
Views: 8552

Re: LH CEO Makes a Bold Claim but is it Actually True?

LH does have a good premium product. German efficiency.

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by DDR
Fri Aug 17, 2018 9:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What will supersede the Boeing 717
Replies: 78
Views: 9270

Re: What will supersede the Boeing 717

Re: Hawaiian- once the 717s start getting too old to keep going, couldn't turboprops be an option? Instead of 20 717s, how about 40 ATR-72s, or perhaps some future ATR that might come along in the next 15-20 years? It just seems to make sense to me- turboprops were made for efficiently flying lots ...

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by DDR
Fri Aug 17, 2018 8:50 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Aretha Franklin said to be "seriously ill".
Replies: 34
Views: 916

Re: Aretha Franklin said to be "seriously ill".

She made a couple of good records, but I don't get the amount of praise being heaped on her. A lot of her stuff seems to sound the same, and she specialises in screeching with little melody. Nina Simone and (even) Dusty Springfield were much more powerful singers. Still, RIP. She made her mark. Hey...

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by DDR
Thu Aug 16, 2018 2:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA drops ORD-PEK
Replies: 301
Views: 39554

Re: AA drops ORD-PEK

AA has DFW, MIA, CLT, PHX, and LAX. No need to be the biggest in ORD.

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by DDR
Wed Aug 15, 2018 11:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta F/A's & Fleet Workers Could Vote on Union Soon
Replies: 114
Views: 8304

Re: Delta F/A's & Fleet Workers Could Vote on Union Soon

If the F/A's are smart, they will not vote in a union. I am also in a union at another carrier. It is constantly a fight about something. If the union is seen being friendly with management in any way, many members get mad. Yes, all you have to do is look at DL's numbers...in all categories...passe...

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by DDR
Tue Aug 14, 2018 10:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: So what’s Iran going to do now ?
Replies: 116
Views: 11705

Re: So what’s Iran going to do now ?

I understand the reasoning for prohibiting military aircraft sales to Iran, but I do not understand the issue with civilian aircraft. Why should we prevent the Iranian people from having safe, modern aircraft? No one wants to see innocent Iranians dying in crashes because they aren't allowed to have...

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by DDR
Sun Aug 12, 2018 6:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: QX employee steals and crashes Q400 near SEA
Replies: 700
Views: 90131

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

Do companies have the ability to send commands to a particular planes auto-pilot? (and apologies for being one of those who registers due to a particular incident, huge amateur aviation nut and intend to stick around :)) Welcome to A.net! Companies do not have the ability to control the auto pilot ...

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by DDR
Fri Aug 10, 2018 9:26 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why does Emirates even serve alcohol to Dubai
Replies: 86
Views: 8818

Re: WHy does Emirates even serve alcohol to Dubai

I don't think they were too happy with her filming them without permission either.

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by DDR
Thu Aug 09, 2018 10:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: HA Operations/Network
Replies: 84
Views: 6659

Re: HA Operations/Network

I just don't see any European service in the near future. Those routes would take up a lot of flying time and I'm very skeptical about the yields on such routes. I'm not even sure a HNL-LAX-XXX routing would make any money.

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by DDR
Wed Aug 01, 2018 10:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Motley Fool: American Airlines profit plunging after Q2 results
Replies: 115
Views: 16697

Re: AA on death's door per Motley Fool...

AA's worst nightmare will be realized if fuel prices continue to go up. Whats AA's worst nightmare you say? Well, according to the CEO, "We will never lose money again". Their debt is the highest in the industry. Why do you think they deferred all those A321's until 2024? You don't think ...

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by DDR
Wed Aug 01, 2018 10:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Gay couple allegedly bumped for straight couple...
Replies: 344
Views: 26599

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

I am sick and tired of short-tempered prima donnas who don't get their way screaming "discrimination" .. Then jumping on social media to stir the pot even more.. so they get a whole bunch of uninformed yo-yos claiming "there ought to be a law" or "boycott" this company...

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by DDR
Tue Jul 31, 2018 11:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Gay couple allegedly bumped for straight couple...
Replies: 344
Views: 26599

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

These two guys need to get over it. You had to sit separately for a few hours. Big deal. People don't always have to make special accommodations just because of your lifestyle. She asked you to move BEFORE she even knew you were gay, just move on. WRONG! SO VERY WRONG! “Lifestyle” is a bigot doggy ...

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by DDR
Tue Jul 31, 2018 11:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Gay couple allegedly bumped for straight couple...
Replies: 344
Views: 26599

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

[quote="AEROFAN"

There is something strange about this though, if the seats are in the premium cabin wouldn't it be 2 and 2 seating? If one person was asked to give up his seat does this mean the male/female couple were going to be in seats C and D?[/quote]

They were NOT in first class.

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by DDR
Tue Jul 31, 2018 11:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What would DAL be like if the gate cap went away?
Replies: 36
Views: 3486

Re: What would DAL be like if the gate cap went away?

A few questions as a European who is not very familiar with Dallas Love Field: - What does the gate cap mean? - What does "token service" mean? Hi MartijnNL, gate cap means that at the present time, DAL cannot add any gates. token service means just a few flights, one or two per day so th...

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by DDR
Tue Jul 31, 2018 11:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What would DAL be like if the gate cap went away?
Replies: 36
Views: 3486

Re: What would DAL be like if the gate cap went away?

AA tried DAL and decided their assets were better used at DFW so I do not think AA would add flights at DAL. I honestly think that if the gate cap went away, you would just see WN adding flights. As much as DL loves to cry foul, I don't think they would add any additional cities, just keep their ATL...

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by DDR
Wed Oct 11, 2017 9:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL Bastian: We Don't See a Drop in Demand in LAS
Replies: 19
Views: 3695

Re: DL Bastian: We Don't See a Drop in Demand in LAS

Ed didn’t say this, it was Glen Hauenstein. https://seekingalpha.com/article/4112968-delta-air-lines-dal-ceo-ed-bastian-q3-2017-results-earnings-call-transcript?part=single Rajeev Lalwani And then Glen a quick one for you. As far as the demand outlook into the fourth quarter, you talked a little bi...

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by DDR
Wed Oct 11, 2017 9:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airliners look shorter in real life
Replies: 38
Views: 6117

Re: Airliners look shorter in real life

I always thought the F100 looked bigger in pictures. In real life, it looked a lot shorter. I never got qualified on the F100 but I saw it at the gates.

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by DDR
Wed Oct 11, 2017 9:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta: C-Series What's Next
Replies: 246
Views: 35139

Re: Delta: C-Series What's Next

Canada can't win a trade war with the U.S. Look at exports to the US as a fraction of Canada's GDP; look at exports to Canada as a fraction of US GDP. Don't expect a Trump administration to pursue retaliation prudently. Canada CAN HURT the US in the trade dispute... Canada is the single biggest ene...

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by DDR
Wed Oct 04, 2017 8:16 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Shooting at Las Vegas Casino
Replies: 383
Views: 12905

Re: Shooting at Las Vegas Casino

The truth is that there are already so many guns in circulation/possession in the U.S., that if laws were passed tomorrow to stop gun sales, it would not make a difference. And if by chance such a law were ever passed, how would the government go about taking guns away from people that already have ...

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by DDR
Wed Oct 04, 2017 7:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian hiring Pilots from Monarch
Replies: 19
Views: 5523

Re: Norwegian hiring Pilots from Monarch

I wonder how this will affect others who have already applied to DY for positions? Do they get "bumped?" Also, I do not think that conversion from Airbus to Boeing is that big of a deal: A pilot is a pilot. Lots of pilots at AA have transitioned between A and B.

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by DDR
Wed Oct 04, 2017 12:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: U.S. Dept of Commerce backs Boeing in dispute with Bombardier
Replies: 1424
Views: 96959

Re: U.S. Dept of Commerce backs Boeing in dispute with Bombardier

Hopefully, DL will never order another Boeing aircraft.

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by DDR
Wed Oct 04, 2017 12:35 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: On which airliner have most people taken their first flight?
Replies: 125
Views: 4603

Re: On which airliner have most people taken their first flight?

My first flight was on an Interflug IL-62 and I was 3.

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by DDR
Wed Oct 04, 2017 12:32 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Most-missed US Major
Replies: 68
Views: 5655

Re: Most-missed US Major

Braniff International. Only flew on their 727-200s but the flights were always great. The leather seats made the whole cabin smell wonderful. They did the entire beverage and meal service without carts, everything hand delivered. Plus, great attitudes from all the flight attendants. Classy airline!

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by DDR
Mon Sep 25, 2017 10:30 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: American 777-300ER Dallas to London (Economy)
Replies: 15
Views: 10058

Re: American 777-300ER Dallas to London (Economy)

.. You are definitely a company non-rev, aren't you? All this praise for AA economy ... give me a break. Sorry but at AA we are constantly improving the service even in Y. You just sound bitter. If you’ve had a bad experience, please write in and let AA be aware of the situation. Otherwise, you can...

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by DDR
Mon Sep 25, 2017 9:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Berlin voters: TXL to stay open
Replies: 49
Views: 7283

Re: Berlin voters: TXL to stay open

Thanks actsundevil. That helps me understand the situation much better. So are we looking at 6 months to a year for the opening? On a side note, I really like the name Brandenburg. Your guess is as good as ours, but I wouldn't be optimistic of an opening for any sooner than 12-18 months from now. T...

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by DDR
Mon Sep 25, 2017 9:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Frontier announces the start date/frequencies of new Spring 2018 routes
Replies: 34
Views: 5071

Re: Frontier announces the start date/frequencies of new Spring 2018 routes

TUL is not in the same league as CID and TYS. TUL will be ok. The AA flight to MIA goes our full every Saturday.

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by DDR
Mon Sep 25, 2017 9:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Berlin voters: TXL to stay open
Replies: 49
Views: 7283

Re: Berlin voters: TXL to stay open

Thanks actsundevil. That helps me understand the situation much better. So are we looking at 6 months to a year for the opening? On a side note, I really like the name Brandenburg.

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by DDR
Mon Sep 25, 2017 9:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kenya Airways restructuring - axes Hanoi and HongKong
Replies: 14
Views: 3707

Re: Kenya Airways restructuring - axes Hanoi and HongKong

I personally think there is already enough flights between the US and Africa. None of my friends are the least bit interested in going to anywhere in Africa other than Egypt or South Africa. I think the oil/diamond industry is already well covered by the existing flights. I would like to see more UN...

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by DDR
Mon Sep 25, 2017 9:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Berlin voters: TXL to stay open
Replies: 49
Views: 7283

Re: Berlin voters: TXL to stay open

Quick question for my German friends. At BER are the runways and taxiways all completed? What exactly is preventing the opening of the new airport?

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by DDR
Sun Sep 24, 2017 5:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 9/24/2017:DL Boosts Transatlantic
Replies: 67
Views: 9986

Re: OAG Changes 9/24/2017:DL Boosts Transatlantic

Why all the DL cuts in SEA? With the AS meltdown, looks like DL should be adding flights.

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by DDR
Wed Sep 13, 2017 8:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Berlin pilots now on sick leave strike
Replies: 137
Views: 14307

Re: Air Berlin pilots now on sick leave strike

Again, why most of you blame pilots for wasting $12 Billion dollars? They are NOT blaming the Pilots for wasting 12 Billion Dollars. They are blaming the 200+ mostly former LTU Pilots for going "sick" at a time when ALL 8000 employees need to show they have a work ethic that would be want...

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by DDR
Wed Sep 06, 2017 10:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta 431 at SJU (9/6)
Replies: 151
Views: 20445

Re: Delta 431 approaching SJU right now

No hats off. It's stupid. If av fans are cringing, imagine what the pilots are thinking. What if plane needed maintenance? What if someone got sick delaying departure? What if what if what if? Moronic. Stupid. Avoidable. So you would be OK if DL left 100+ non-revs in Puerto Rico even though they co...

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by DDR
Sun Sep 03, 2017 10:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why Lufthansa says it's temporarily dropping its Frankfurt-San Jose flight
Replies: 55
Views: 14006

Re: Why Lufthansa says it's temporarily dropping its Frankfurt-San Jose flight

Does the A330-300 have the legs for a FRA-SJC operation? It has to be at the limit of its capability, especially considering the Lufthansa birds are not the new IGW 242t version. Nor would they need to be. They can do SJC-FRA with no problem. How is the premium traffic share on that route? Lufthans...

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by DDR
Sat Aug 26, 2017 5:04 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Worst Airline Fleet Choice (Regrettable Aircraft Purchases)?
Replies: 49
Views: 3779

Re: Worst Airline Fleet Choice (Regrettable Aircraft Purchases)?

For AA, the 747SP was a necessary evil.

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by DDR
Sat Aug 26, 2017 5:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM 747 lands in HKG in the middle of a typhoon
Replies: 115
Views: 31048

Re: KLM 747 lands in HKG in the middle of a typhoon

Just to add to the debate: Huricane Harvey in Texas has resulted in the following operational decisions by KLM and United Airlines: Non-stop service on AMS-IAH on Saturday August 26, 2017: - United - UA21 B772 N78008 dep. 11.19am George Bush Intercontinental Houston (IAH / KIAH) = Operating - KLM -...

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by DDR
Sat Aug 26, 2017 4:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hi Fly to add second hand A380s
Replies: 229
Views: 8170

Re: Hi Fly to add second hand A380s

Glad these A380 will not go to scrapper.

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by DDR
Sat Aug 26, 2017 4:48 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Worst Airline Fleet Choice (Regrettable Aircraft Purchases)?
Replies: 49
Views: 3779

Re: Worst Airline Fleet Choice (Regrettable Aircraft Purchases)?

Everyone who bought the A345, as it was a total flop Most who bought the M11 (DL and AY seem to be the only happy exceptions) AF seems pretty publicly whiny about its A380 choice AZ recognizing that its 744s were way too much capacity, before delivery CO choosing the 762ER and ditching its 763ER or...

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by DDR
Wed Aug 23, 2017 8:27 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump's Speech
Replies: 116
Views: 3263

Re: Trump's Speech

The United States used to be a "great shining city on the hill" I believe Reagan once said. We used to be well liked and well respected around the world. There were harsh words from some countries but they knew we had powerful allies. Now, with the campaigner in chief, we are a laughing s...

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by DDR
Wed Aug 23, 2017 3:04 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump's Speech
Replies: 116
Views: 3263

Re: Trump's Speech

I was really proud of Trump last night. He gave a great speech and layer out a good policy. It's time a President called out Pakistan on their double dealings. They want U.S. money but they also want to harbor terrorists. Good job Trump. You're German so why should you or I or anyone not a US citiz...

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by DDR
Tue Aug 22, 2017 10:34 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump's Speech
Replies: 116
Views: 3263

Trump's Speech

I was really proud of Trump last night. He gave a great speech and layer out a good policy. It's time a President called out Pakistan on their double dealings. They want U.S. money but they also want to harbor terrorists. Good job Trump.

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by DDR
Sun Aug 20, 2017 9:47 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Flying Hawaiian Airlines from OGG-SEA
Replies: 16
Views: 9612

Re: Flying Hawaiian Airlines from OGG-SEA

Very nice trip report!

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by DDR
Fri Aug 18, 2017 10:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta CEO / Upcoming NB order comments...
Replies: 161
Views: 26547

Re: Delta CEO / Upcoming NB order comments...

I just don't know how he can expect any support for his anti-ME3 campaign and then turn around and order a load of Airbus planes. It just doesn't look good. On the other hand, he could be leveraging this order to gain political support for his anti-ME3 campaign. This one will be interesting to foll...

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by DDR
Mon Aug 14, 2017 10:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CalJet by Elite Airways to Start CLD-LAS flights
Replies: 11
Views: 2742

Re: CalJet by Elite Airways to Start CLD-LAS flights

Based on the pics, this will not be on a CRJ-200. Also the cabin description sounds like the CRJ-700 (lowered floor, raised windows).

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by DDR
Fri Aug 11, 2017 10:51 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your first L1011/DC-10/MD-11 flight(s)
Replies: 87
Views: 3631

Re: Your first L1011/DC-10/MD-11 flight(s)

L-1011 = TWA
MD-11 = Swissair
DC-10 = American

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by DDR
Sun Aug 06, 2017 5:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA flights covered by Qatar schedule
Replies: 30
Views: 6983

Re: BA flights covered by Qatar schedule

I believe it will say in your Manage My Booking if it is operated by Qatar. If you can't see that, then it's not. From what I can gather the aircraft are shifted about. I've seen reports of them flying to LUX, KRK. VIE, SOF, ARN, BCN... loads of places really. People in Club Europe report they are ...

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by DDR
Sun Aug 06, 2017 5:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air India employees to paid July salaries August 5th
Replies: 58
Views: 5979

Re: Air India employees to paid July salaries August 5th

If people in India live paycheck to paycheck, like many people around the world do, then getting paid late can be a real issue.

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