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by DDR
Fri Feb 23, 2018 2:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta pax endure 12 hour delay
Replies: 31
Views: 5339

Re: Delta pax endure 12 hour delay

So you find a 12 hour delay acceptable than SMH. As a customer I find it appalling that I would be expected to endure a 12 hour delay for something as ridicules as this. It was an ice storm. The DL flight was delayed 12 hours. The KC Star article does note they were allowed off the aircraft, but th...

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by DDR
Sun Feb 18, 2018 9:42 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Flying the Royal Orchid A350 to Bangkok
Replies: 9
Views: 3869

Re: Flying the Royal Orchid A350 to Bangkok

Very nice trip report. Really like your pictures and commentary. Thai looks like a terrific airline.

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by DDR
Sun Feb 18, 2018 1:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alitalia Files For Bankruptcy
Replies: 537
Views: 139578

Re: Alitalia Files For Bankruptcy

I hope to see AZ continue to grace our skies. It's always sad to me when an airline goes out if business. As long as AZ isn't offering bargain basement fares which hurt other airlines, I say let them continue to fly. If the Italians want to bankroll them, then good for them.

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by DDR
Sun Feb 18, 2018 1:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska, Virgin America flight attendants agree to merger deal
Replies: 21
Views: 3029

Re: Alaska, Virgin America flight attendants agree to merger deal

Congrats to the flight attendants from both sides!

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by DDR
Sun Feb 18, 2018 12:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 10 Air France unions plans strike
Replies: 61
Views: 6364

Re: 10 Air France unions plans strike

And so they'll bring their own airline to bankrupcy. Air France staff is already heavily overpaid compared to other airlines and now they want even more money? I'd say everyone that goes on strike gets sacked and is being replaced by a cheaper new recruit, plenty of people that are willing to work ...

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by DDR
Sat Feb 17, 2018 4:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Several European airlines struggling at MIA
Replies: 68
Views: 13385

Re: Several European airlines struggling at MIA

I thought that links to competing sites weren't allowed?

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by DDR
Thu Feb 15, 2018 1:15 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Florida: Reports of active shooter in school
Replies: 102
Views: 3013

Re: Florida: Reports of active shooter in school

17 kids are dead tonight. 17. I want everyone to think about that. Seventeen kids gunned down at school. All the people immediately posting about guns being a right are missing the big picture. People are going to eventually demand a change. It may take awhile but it is going to happen.

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by DDR
Thu Feb 15, 2018 1:11 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Florida: Reports of active shooter in school
Replies: 102
Views: 3013

Re: Florida: Reports of active shooter in school

Lather, rinse, repeat. I guess these things will just keep happening until we've all been murdered. Hey Europe, there will be a lot of free land available soon.

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by DDR
Tue Feb 13, 2018 12:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 10 Air France unions plans strike
Replies: 61
Views: 6364

Re: 10 Air France unions plans strike

And so they'll bring their own airline to bankrupcy. Air France staff is already heavily overpaid compared to other airlines and now they want even more money? I'd say everyone that goes on strike gets sacked and is being replaced by a cheaper new recruit, plenty of people that are willing to work ...

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by DDR
Fri Feb 09, 2018 11:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DAL odd flight MCO to LGW
Replies: 29
Views: 6501

Re: DAL odd flight MCO to LGW

But not a controlling stake. Pretty sure that DL is calling the shots. They may not legally have the controlling stake, but I believe they have effectively been calling the shots for awhile now. Yup. BA doesn't even think of VS as Virgin anymore, they think of them as DL. Can't remember which BA/IA...

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by DDR
Fri Feb 09, 2018 8:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DAL odd flight MCO to LGW
Replies: 29
Views: 6501

Re: DAL odd flight MCO to LGW

Pe@rson wrote:
neomax wrote:
[DL's 49% stake in VS basically means that it owns VS and they can do whatever they want.


But not a controlling stake.


Pretty sure that DL is calling the shots. They may not legally have the controlling stake, but I believe they have effectively been calling the shots for awhile now.

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by DDR
Fri Feb 09, 2018 8:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Yet another emotional support animal controversy - Spirit vs. Hamster
Replies: 78
Views: 7073

Re: Yet another emotional support animal controversy - Spirit vs. Hamster

KodieDUR wrote:
DDR wrote:
This almost sounds like animal cruelty. Poor little hamster.


Prosecutor/lawyer here and this is most likely criminal animal cruelty in most jurisdictions and her statement is an admission so....

Glad to hear it. I hope law enforcement goes after this cruel person.

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by DDR
Thu Feb 08, 2018 6:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Yet another emotional support animal controversy - Spirit vs. Hamster
Replies: 78
Views: 7073

Re: Yet another emotional support animal controversy - Spirit vs. Hamster

This almost sounds like animal cruelty. Poor little hamster.

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by DDR
Wed Feb 07, 2018 3:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Qantas let one of 15 787 options expire, confirms 18 A321LR aircraft
Replies: 65
Views: 16114

Re: Qantas Group let one of 15 787 options expire, mulls A321neo

EK413 wrote: The A330-300's have already been scheduled for replacement in the early 2020's. They are 2003 vintage so will be close to twenty years of age in this time period. Considering these aircraft are used for routes into Asia the 787-10's seems to be ideal replacement aircraft The A330-200's...

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by DDR
Wed Feb 07, 2018 2:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sukhoi launches 75-seat Superjet shrink, mulls GTF engine
Replies: 39
Views: 5622

Re: Sukhoi will create a new SSJ variant(SSJ-75)

Comment section says that Sukhoi has no background in civil aircraft, and SSJ-100 contains all the errors it could contain. A simple shrink would have perpetuated those errors into other models, ... . And a pretty good job they did on a first try. Better than one self proclaimed quantum leap ahead ...

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by DDR
Tue Feb 06, 2018 12:24 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Economists agree: Trump, not Obama, gets credit for economy
Replies: 144
Views: 4402

Re: Economists agree: Trump, not Obama, gets credit for economy

Just read gas prices will be up .25 - .50 a gallon by Memorial Day. What about jet fuel prices? This is one of the problems with the economy. Higher gas prices hurt some people, but benefit others. If you live in Houston, Dallas, or Tulsa, higher oil prices help the local economy. If you live in At...

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by DDR
Sun Feb 04, 2018 4:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 2/4/2018: Primera Drops BOS-BHX, Adds IAD-STN
Replies: 53
Views: 8086

Re: OAG Changes 2/4/2018: Primera Drops BOS-BHX, Adds IAD-STN

I’m 50/50 on if Primera has sustainability in Boston. They already pulled the plug on BOS-BHX. Norwegian and Wow provide ‘ulcc’ service into London. Wow of course requires a KEF stop, but they will soon have service into LTN and LGW. One of the 3 will likely give, and I don’t see it being Wow or No...

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by DDR
Sun Feb 04, 2018 4:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airline Passenger Sentenced to Prison after threatening Flight Attendant
Replies: 4
Views: 1404

Re: Airline Passenger Sentenced to Prison After Calling Flight Attendant Racial Slurs

“Court documents stipulate that “[Minko] said he was going to kill R.N. [the flight attendant] and everyone else by blowing up the plane.” I’m going to guess that the reason for the charges and the jail time after his treatment is for the threats which were the more serious of what he said Thanks f...

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by DDR
Sun Feb 04, 2018 4:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 2/4/2018: Primera Drops BOS-BHX, Adds IAD-STN
Replies: 53
Views: 8086

Re: OAG Changes 2/4/2018: Primera Drops BOS-BHX, Adds IAD-STN

Thanks for those departure times jetbluefan1. Will be interesting to see how often that 0700 departure takes a delay since there is a 0600 departure. I wonder how many RON aircraft B6 has at ORD.

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by DDR
Sat Feb 03, 2018 2:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PEK surpassing ATL for busiest title?
Replies: 23
Views: 5831

Re: PEK surpassing ATL for busiest title

I tend to agree with most of the other posters that PEK will not overtake ATL as the "busiest" airport since a second airport will be taking a large percentage of passengers, aircraft movements, etc. However, if you want to compare cities, then yes I can see Beijing having more total passe...

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by DDR
Sat Feb 03, 2018 12:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH introduces revised livery
Replies: 1082
Views: 194643

Re: Rumor: LH might introduce a new/revised livery in 2018

Can someone do a photoshop and make the doors yellow, like UTA did on their planes with the green? Just for s&g.

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by DDR
Sat Feb 03, 2018 12:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CEO: WN Flights to Hawaii May Not Start Till 2019
Replies: 95
Views: 8713

Re: CEO: WN Flights to Hawaii May Not Start Till 2019

It will be interesting to see if WN stimulates new travel to HI or just takes passengers from other airlines. I can't imagine that their fares will be significantly less than any other airlines. For all those thinking WN will have problems, I do not agree. Their product will be AT LEAST equal to coa...

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by DDR
Fri Feb 02, 2018 11:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing has held takeover talks with Embraer: WSJ
Replies: 433
Views: 47743

Re: Boeing has held takeover talks with Embraer: WSJ

(as if Airbus is pure and above the fray :roll: ) They are a shower too! BBD had to go under Airbus' umbrella 'cos they were fked. The CSeries move is not good for the long term health of BBD's aerospace unit - but they'd no choice as they were facing the shutters going down in months! Amiga500 I p...

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by DDR
Fri Feb 02, 2018 11:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Azur flight Moscow-Cuba diverts to ACY Jan. 31
Replies: 13
Views: 2098

Re: Azur flight Moscow-Cuba diverts to ACY Jan. 31

I think the general message of the story is that the passengers were well treated at ACY and were thankful. The story was not supposed to be about pizza.

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by DDR
Tue Jan 30, 2018 5:44 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Aeroflot sent American citizens to New Delhi
Replies: 18
Views: 1021

Re: Aeroflot sent American citizens to New Delhi

And as always, we have heard one side only. The WUSA9 story reads "synthetic". ( and what is so special about US-citizens? are they privileged to get their every whim and whinnie? ) As always, you missed the whole point of the issue because of your hatred. Wlederling’s hatred of Americans...

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by DDR
Tue Jan 30, 2018 4:37 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: German carmakers backed studies exposing people and monkeys to toxic car exhaust
Replies: 27
Views: 876

Re: German carmakers backed studies exposing people and monkeys to toxic car exhaust

salttee wrote:
The original title for the thread that was selected by the OP, was most certainly below the belt: ie hate inspired.


I missed the original thread title so I will not comment, but wrong is wrong.

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by DDR
Tue Jan 30, 2018 2:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IBERIA is going to 3 daily Madrid-Mexico this summer
Replies: 52
Views: 8509

Re: IBERIA is going to 3 daily Madrid-Mexico this summer

DDR wrote:
JayBCNLON wrote:
It smells like A380 routes :)


Not if they would rather have these frequencies. No way this many flights on an A380 would happen.

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by DDR
Tue Jan 30, 2018 2:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IBERIA is going to 3 daily Madrid-Mexico this summer
Replies: 52
Views: 8509

Re: IBERIA is going to 3 daily Madrid-Mexico this summer

JayBCNLON wrote:
It smells like A380 routes :)


Not if they would rather have these frequencies. No way these many flights on an A380 would happen.

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by DDR
Tue Jan 30, 2018 2:48 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: LHR, CDG, AMS, FRA: Which is the best for connections?
Replies: 87
Views: 5076

Re: LHR, CDG, AMS, FRA: Which is the best for connections?

This is all of course personal preference, but my vote is AMS as the best and CDG as the worst. Never met a single rude employee in AMS. Airport is super easy for connections.

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by DDR
Tue Jan 30, 2018 2:34 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: German carmakers backed studies exposing people and monkeys to toxic car exhaust
Replies: 27
Views: 876

Re: German carmakers backed studies exposing people and monkeys to toxic car exhaust

This is not a hate thread/post. Anyone who says that is full of BS. It's always ok to criticize American companies according to most of our Euro friends here. This German company is guilty period. Stop trying to whitewash the facts. And yes, any German company that is stupid enough to do something l...

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by DDR
Sat Jan 27, 2018 12:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bombardier Wins C-Series Case at ITC
Replies: 356
Views: 38554

Re: Bombardier Wins C-Series Case at ITC

Congrats to DL! They will be getting a fine aircraft. I disagree with some however, I think the operating costs of these new jets - and their bigger brothers - will cause DL to return the 717s as soon as the leases start coming up. That will be even more egg on Boeing's face since they will end up w...

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by DDR
Thu Jan 25, 2018 3:47 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Kentucky School Shooting Is 11th of Year. It’s Jan. 23.
Replies: 140
Views: 3759

Re: Kentucky School Shooting Is 11th of Year. It’s Jan. 23.

MrHMSH wrote:
Quick question: is it legal for US citizens to acquire a nuclear weapon (assuming they had enough money)?


Of course not, there is no benefit for the NRA.

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by DDR
Thu Jan 25, 2018 2:32 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Kentucky School Shooting Is 11th of Year. It’s Jan. 23.
Replies: 140
Views: 3759

Re: Kentucky School Shooting Is 11th of Year. It’s Jan. 23.

Well one thing is clear: the status quo isn’t working. Something is going to have to be done. Little kids shouldn’t have to be worried about being murdered at school.

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by DDR
Thu Jan 25, 2018 2:21 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Court orders Penn. congressional districts be redrawn.
Replies: 32
Views: 938

Re: Court orders Penn. congressional districts be redrawn.

Super80Fan wrote:
Just a friendly reminder we are not a democracy, we are a constitutional republic.


Very good point. People tend to automatically think democracy when they think of USA. The USA has always been a Republic, not a democracy.

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by DDR
Thu Jan 25, 2018 2:15 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: RwandAir flagships: WB701 London to Kigali, A330-300 in Business Class
Replies: 25
Views: 13757

Re: RwandAir flagships: WB701 London to Kigali, A330-300 in Business Class

Very nice trip report. This airline looks wonderful. Is there a reason they do not fly from LHR?

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by DDR
Wed Jan 24, 2018 7:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines starts repainting Airbus fleet
Replies: 297
Views: 60725

Re: Alaska Airlines starts repainting Airbus fleet

I have to agree with you. I think the paint scheme looks even better on the bus than on the 737. Can't wait to see it on the A321! Way better than on the 737. I am sure the A321 will look stunning. The sad thing is that the A321 is going to make the 737-900 look more like a pig than it already does...

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by DDR
Wed Jan 24, 2018 7:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines starts repainting Airbus fleet
Replies: 297
Views: 60725

Re: Alaska Airlines starts repainting Airbus fleet

N625VA is now out of the hangar in VCV, per Alaska Airlines twitter! Photos in link. https://twitter.com/AlaskaAir/status/956223809085890561 This looks fantastic! Definitely one of the best looking A320s in the sky now. I have to agree with you. I think the paint scheme looks even better on the bus...

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by DDR
Fri Jan 19, 2018 12:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Air Lines Network Thread - 2018
Replies: 292
Views: 26239

Re: Delta Air Lines Network Thread 2018

There probably isn't much demand Australia-East Coast U.S. This anet wet dream of converting Delta to all Airbus just simply isn't going to happen. Agreed. DL is simply too large to rely on one aircraft manufacturer. And before anyone brings up WN and how they only fly Boeing aircraft, DL has a muc...

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by DDR
Thu Jan 18, 2018 11:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Emirates firms up order for up to 36 additional A380s
Replies: 494
Views: 58056

Re: Emirates signs a commitment for 36 additional A380's

Congratulations to Airbus and I am very happy for the employees. Some people say that this isn't a big order, but when you consider the size of the A380, it is still quite an achievement.

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by DDR
Wed Jan 17, 2018 6:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Connection - 2018 Status and Future Plans
Replies: 38
Views: 4573

Re: Delta Connection - 2018 Status and Future Plans

Does anyone know why DL is ending their relationship with EV? ASA was one of the original connection carriers. They used to be huge in ATL and fairly large in DFW.

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by DDR
Mon Jan 15, 2018 2:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 1/14/2018: DL Adds SEA-IAD/IND/MCI, Expands in BOS; AA Reduces STT/SXM
Replies: 80
Views: 11650

Re: OAG Changes 1/14/2018: DL Adds SEA-IAD/IND/MCI, Expands in BOS; AA Reduces STT/SXM

"Agree with all of that. I think AA has no business in BOS-PIT (literally)." AA has a very strong frequent flyer base in PIT that it acquired from US Airways. AA also has a pretty good ff base in BOS. As long as fares stay at a profitable level, I think AA will be fine. AA FF base in PIT?...

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by DDR
Mon Jan 15, 2018 2:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus lower deck socializing space
Replies: 38
Views: 9203

Re: Airbus lower deck socializing space

DDR wrote:
Arion640 wrote:
DDR wrote:
Yes. So did the DC-10 and L-1011.


I'd seen the 747 one in executive decision and now you mention it, the DC10 one in Commando.


We used to have some fun in the DC-10 lower deck galley lol

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by DDR
Mon Jan 15, 2018 2:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus lower deck socializing space
Replies: 38
Views: 9203

Re: Airbus lower deck socializing space

Duplicate post. Please delete.

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by DDR
Mon Jan 15, 2018 2:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: El Al 747-400 JFK-TLV Diverts to Goose Bay
Replies: 13
Views: 4938

Re: El Al 747-400 JFK-TLV Diverts to Goose Bay

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DTiMp-fX4AEN6xK.jpg:large


What an amazing shot. Thanks for sharing with us.
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mercure1 wrote:


What an amazing shot. Thanks for sharing with us.

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by DDR
Sun Jan 14, 2018 5:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus lower deck socializing space
Replies: 38
Views: 9203

Re: Airbus lower deck socializing space

Arion640 wrote:
Didn’t the 747 have some sort of lower deck galley with an elevator?

Yes. So did the DC-10 and L-1011.

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by DDR
Sun Jan 14, 2018 2:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pegasus 737 runway landing excursion in Trabzon
Replies: 180
Views: 35384

Re: Pegasus 737 runway landing excursion in Trabzon

One passanger says the plane decelerated very briefly after touchdown then started accelerating again. Any guesses what happened? Did the breaks fail or was a go around necessary but the pilot failed to make the decision? Edit: http://m.airkule.com/haber/PEGASUS-UCAGI-PISTTEN-CIKTI/29341 It says no...

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by DDR
Sun Jan 14, 2018 2:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 1/14/2018: DL Adds SEA-IAD/IND/MCI, Expands in BOS; AA Reduces STT/SXM
Replies: 80
Views: 11650

Re: OAG Changes 1/14/2018: DL Adds SEA-IAD/IND/MCI, Expands in BOS; AA Reduces STT/SXM

"Agree with all of that. I think AA has no business in BOS-PIT (literally)."

AA has a very strong frequent flyer base in PIT that it acquired from US Airways. AA also has a pretty good ff base in BOS. As long as fares stay at a profitable level, I think AA will be fine.

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by DDR
Sat Jan 13, 2018 8:04 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Delta in hotseat with Chinese government over Tibet and Taiwan listing
Replies: 50
Views: 5274

Re: Delta in hotseat with Chinese government over Tibet and Taiwan listing

Agree with all of scbriml's points. It is too bad we have to bow down to China regarding Taiwan. There is no denying that Taiwan is a completely separate country. If you don't believe me, then ask a member of the government in Taipei. Or the people living there. It's bad enough that embassy are in ...

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by DDR
Sat Jan 13, 2018 8:01 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Hawaii Ballistic Missile Warning
Replies: 48
Views: 1997

Re: Hawaii Ballistic Missile Warning

The error was corrected 18 LONG minutes later. That had to be a little scary.

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