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by seat38a
Sat Sep 09, 2017 6:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair: "Five years from now there will be just five European airlines
Replies: 77
Views: 13410

Re: Ryanair: "Five years from now there will be just five European airlines

Ever heard of the CN3??? NOPE!!! CZ,MU and CA. Have a total fleet size of around 1800 Considering that China is NOT as far as I know in the process of consolidating the airlines into those three, I don't count them as CN3. Things in China happen at the governments whim and I've heard nothing of any...

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by seat38a
Sat Sep 09, 2017 6:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair: "Five years from now there will be just five European airlines
Replies: 77
Views: 13410

Re: Ryanair: "Five years from now there will be just five European airlines

sccutler wrote:
seat38a wrote:
Well so it will be:
...
US 3
...


So, which of AA, DL and UA do you expect to fail?


Have you learned NOTHING from the past bankruptcies? NONE of the three are going to fail.

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by seat38a
Fri Sep 01, 2017 6:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair: "Five years from now there will be just five European airlines
Replies: 77
Views: 13410

Re: Ryanair: "Five years from now there will be just five European airlines

AirCal737 wrote:
seat38a wrote:
Well so it will be:
ME 3
US 3
EU 3
Maybe a LA 3 (Latin America ) Avianca, LAN, COPA

Just counting the big ones and not the LCC

Ever heard of the CN3???


NOPE!!!

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by seat38a
Tue Aug 29, 2017 1:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair: "Five years from now there will be just five European airlines
Replies: 77
Views: 13410

Re: Ryanair: "Five years from now there will be just five European airlines

Well so it will be:
ME 3
US 3
EU 3
Maybe a LA 3 (Latin America ) Avianca, LAN, COPA

Just counting the big ones and not the LCC

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by seat38a
Mon Aug 28, 2017 1:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: China considers changing, "one route, one airline" policy
Replies: 23
Views: 6051

Re: China considers changing, "one route, one airline" policy

Lord China and all of their "ONE" policies.

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by seat38a
Sun Aug 27, 2017 1:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ONT unveils new branding, launches marketing campaign
Replies: 103
Views: 9429

Re: ONT unveils new branding, launches marketing campaign

Were not bashing it more like throwing cold ice water on some peoples delusions regarding ONT and the IE. IE is ok when the economy is great but as soon as the economy takes a dump, IE turns into a wasteland. I hear this during every up and down economic cycle. "It's the fastest growing blah b...

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by seat38a
Sun Aug 27, 2017 5:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ONT unveils new branding, launches marketing campaign
Replies: 103
Views: 9429

Re: ONT unveils new branding, launches marketing campaign

They made a fatal mistake by putting the airport in Ontario Bizarre amount of ONT-bashing in this thread. You don't have to fly there, it isn't a law, but why dump on the airport for advertising itself? I haven't flown into ONT in a while, but I remember it as a decent airport and preferable to LGB...

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by seat38a
Fri Aug 25, 2017 1:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ONT unveils new branding, launches marketing campaign
Replies: 103
Views: 9429

Re: ONT unveils new branding, launches marketing campaign

Demographics are not even close. I've worked in Stockton. Also not so densely populated as the IE, East LA County areas. Fewer people - yes. Very similar types of people however. a) lower income people in service industry jobs b) middle income people priced out owning in closer in areas. They spend...

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by seat38a
Mon Apr 24, 2017 3:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Asiana Airlines receives first A350
Replies: 17
Views: 4514

Re: Asiana Airlines receives first A350

mbmbos wrote:
I'm sure the cabin is quite comfy, and I'm all for muted or neutral colors, but gee, beige?


The interior looks like OZ's standard interior. Nothing new including the pattern on the seats.

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by seat38a
Sun Apr 23, 2017 9:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Should US allow foreign owned domestic airlines?
Replies: 162
Views: 10889

Re: Should US allow foreign owned domestic airlines?

In this case there is no difference between Emirates (US subsidiary) and United: neither of them will gladly and willingly give their aircraft free of charge to deploy troops, but both of them will obey, if officially and legally required to do so. Owners of both will whine, but that is just noise,...

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by seat38a
Fri Apr 21, 2017 9:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Should US allow foreign owned domestic airlines?
Replies: 162
Views: 10889

Re: Should US allow foreign owned domestic airlines?

YOU stated that it is no longer needed and outdated, SO YOU prove it. Prove that Emirates or whoever would gladly and willingly allow their aircrafts to be used to say deploy massive amounts of troops to the Middle East. YOU are claiming what has worked is outdated so YOU prove it with quotes and f...

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by seat38a
Fri Apr 21, 2017 8:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Should US allow foreign owned domestic airlines?
Replies: 162
Views: 10889

Re: Should US allow foreign owned domestic airlines?

If you have any clue, it would be fair that you share that with us. In another post you are using word like "ridiculous" without giving any factual support for that. Abusive, non-informational messages do not give positive contributions to the discussion. Would you kindly revise your logi...

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by seat38a
Fri Apr 21, 2017 8:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Should US allow foreign owned domestic airlines?
Replies: 162
Views: 10889

Re: Should US allow foreign owned domestic airlines?

Civil Reserve is an obsolete and flawed excuse. First, it is not needed for any reasonable case, as most civil airliners are not suitable for military use and the US military particularly has a huge supply of military transport planes. They could even make their own reserve from outdated airliners ...

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by seat38a
Thu Apr 20, 2017 10:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Should US allow foreign owned domestic airlines?
Replies: 162
Views: 10889

Re: Should US allow foreign owned domestic airlines?

To ALL you NON US Residents who have an opinion on what we should do with our airline market, its really non of your business and really up to the US voters if WE decide to allow foreign ownership or abandon CRAF etc. Just because your country allowed 100% foreign ownership does not mean its the bes...

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by seat38a
Fri Mar 17, 2017 9:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 797 range?
Replies: 20
Views: 6812

Re: Boeing 797 range?

So what is up with all of the people on here saying that the next plane is NOT going to be the 797??? I don't see anyone, including Boeing calling the 787 the 7E7. I remember those posts back then when a s*&% load of you all swore that Boeing would never name the 7E7 787 but here we are now. Do ...

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by seat38a
Tue Mar 07, 2017 3:49 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: A Trip to Tahiti MIA-LAX-PPT AA 773 J AF 772 Y
Replies: 4
Views: 5630

Re: A Trip to Tahiti MIA-LAX-PPT AA 773 J AF 772 Y

Looks just as it did when I flew there in the 90's with my parents on AOM French Airlines DC 10. That was ONE TIGHT miserable flight with 10 abreast seating. Looks like AF's food offering is a total downgrade from AOM's former service.

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by seat38a
Sat Mar 04, 2017 10:52 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: OLD Trip Air Asia FD 401 Bangkok - Penang With Pics
Replies: 0
Views: 1191

OLD Trip Air Asia FD 401 Bangkok - Penang With Pics

https://i0.wp.com/seat38a.com/wp-content/uploads/P1010797.jpg?w=900 I'm FINALLY playing catchup, but still far behind with by trip reports. This was from my Asia trip in 2014, specifically the Air Asia flight from Don Muang to Penang. One memorable(NOT) thing about this flight was the spraying of t...

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by seat38a
Tue Feb 07, 2017 10:13 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Inside Amazon Jungle on StarPeru | IQT-PCL-LIM | BAe 146 | Y Class
Replies: 14
Views: 4654

Re: Inside Amazon Jungle on StarPeru | IQT-PCL-LIM | BAe 146 | Y Class

Ah the nice brown and gray of Lima Peru. Honestly I was taken aback at how "dusty" entire Lima looks from the air. Going to Miraflores changed my opinion of the city finally. Yes, I was surprised too when I was there last year. Very dusty city. And the sky was always overcast. Our tour gu...

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by seat38a
Tue Feb 07, 2017 1:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Avianca to Boston ?
Replies: 23
Views: 3919

Re: Avianca to Boston ?

I'm glad Avianca is going to keep the status quo. Its nice to have a Star Alliance airline in South America. Last year in Peru, we flew on Avianca Peru domestically in Peru and the service and seat pitch was really nice aboard their A320. While it did suck that they could not through check our lugga...

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by seat38a
Tue Feb 07, 2017 12:44 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: WN to ABQ And Amtrak Southwest Chief (Sleeping Car) Back
Replies: 13
Views: 3828

Re: WN to ABQ And Amtrak Southwest Chief (Sleeping Car) Back

Amtrak is a great way as long as your not in a hurry. Key is no hurry. :) Haha, very true! I took the CZ from Salt Lake City to Omaha a couple of summers ago, and it was a fantastic experience, if not the fastest way of doing it. Loved reading your report, even though it evidently didn't go as well...

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by seat38a
Tue Feb 07, 2017 12:42 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Inside Amazon Jungle on StarPeru | IQT-PCL-LIM | BAe 146 | Y Class
Replies: 14
Views: 4654

Re: Inside Amazon Jungle on StarPeru | IQT-PCL-LIM | BAe 146 | Y Class

Ah the nice brown and gray of Lima Peru.

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by seat38a
Sat Feb 04, 2017 8:37 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Nazca Lines On Cessna Grand Caravan (With Pics)
Replies: 4
Views: 1202

Re: Nazca Lines On Cessna Grand Caravan (With Pics)

Hi Seat38A. It's good to see an unconventional trip report. An obscure airline in an unusual location, what more could you want? Sorry to hear the adverse effect the flight had on you. It would have marred what could have been an enjoyable experience. I hope that it won't deter you from flying on s...

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by seat38a
Sat Feb 04, 2017 8:35 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Avianca LIM To Juliaca (Lake Titicaca)
Replies: 4
Views: 1724

Re: Avianca LIM To Juliaca (Lake Titicaca)

I have a lot of experience flying AV in Colombia, but not AV Peru, so this was interesting to me. Cabin looks very similar stylistically. However, it appears that the seats are a different model and no PTVs. But when compared to US domestic carriers, I thought the service was excellent. I agree, AV...

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by seat38a
Fri Feb 03, 2017 7:09 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Andean Explorer Train Trip From Puno To Cusco Peru (With Pics)
Replies: 0
Views: 1223

Andean Explorer Train Trip From Puno To Cusco Peru (With Pics)

http://seat38a.com/wp-content/uploads/DSC01614.jpg This is another segment from my trip to Peru. After staying in Puno for 3 nights, we took the Andean Explorer Train to Cusco. The travel time between the two cities is 10+ hours by train, but when your traveling in plush accommodation while enjoyin...

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by seat38a
Fri Feb 03, 2017 3:38 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Nazca Lines On Cessna Grand Caravan (With Pics)
Replies: 4
Views: 1202

Re: Nazca Lines On Cessna Grand Caravan (With Pics)

11725Flyer wrote:
I'm not too sure I would have been that brave to get on a Cessna. Thanks in advance for your trip report.


Your welcome!

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by seat38a
Fri Feb 03, 2017 3:11 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: WN to ABQ And Amtrak Southwest Chief (Sleeping Car) Back
Replies: 13
Views: 3828

Re: WN to ABQ And Amtrak Southwest Chief (Sleeping Car) Back

N62NA wrote:
Nice report.

I took the Southwest Chief 2 or 3 years ago from Chicago to LA, also in a bedroom. Was a wonderful way to see a part of the country I had never visited.


Amtrak is a great way as long as your not in a hurry. Key is no hurry. :)

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by seat38a
Fri Feb 03, 2017 1:54 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Nazca Lines On Cessna Grand Caravan (With Pics)
Replies: 4
Views: 1202

Nazca Lines On Cessna Grand Caravan (With Pics)

http://seat38a.com/wp-content/uploads/DSC00451.jpg We took a flight over the Nazca Lines In Peru last year. The flight was on a Cessna Grand Caravan which operates out of Las Dunas Airport in Inca. Middle of the flight, I got sick from the 45 degree banking to the right and left so passengers on bo...

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by seat38a
Thu Feb 02, 2017 1:09 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: WN to ABQ And Amtrak Southwest Chief (Sleeping Car) Back
Replies: 13
Views: 3828

Re: WN to ABQ And Amtrak Southwest Chief (Sleeping Car) Back

Which route are you thinking of taking? I'd like to do an out and back to the west coast. Maybe on the Empire Builder, Southwest Chief and/or California Zephyr... My only Amtrak experience has been on the Cascades. I think the Empire Builder is a good one. I did it in 2015. CZ is going to be next t...

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by seat38a
Thu Feb 02, 2017 1:08 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: WN to ABQ And Amtrak Southwest Chief (Sleeping Car) Back
Replies: 13
Views: 3828

Re: WN to ABQ And Amtrak Southwest Chief (Sleeping Car) Back

Nice report, thanks very much for sharing! While I do know what it feels like onboard a Southwest flight, I Cannot wait for my first AMTRAK experience: GFK-SPT-GFK on the Empire Builder :) I did the Empire Builder PDX to Chicago the full length, in 2015. We actually started out in LAUS on the Coast...

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by seat38a
Thu Feb 02, 2017 3:18 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: United Airlines Business First 767 Houston To Lima Peru
Replies: 0
Views: 2803

United Airlines Business First 767 Houston To Lima Peru

http://seat38a.com/wp-content/uploads/DSC09667.jpg Last August/September, we flew to Lima Peru on United Airlines. This was our first time flying United on a International flight. We've avoided flying United outside of the US due to so many negative reviews, but after flying United roundtrip to Per...

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by seat38a
Thu Feb 02, 2017 12:27 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: WN to ABQ And Amtrak Southwest Chief (Sleeping Car) Back
Replies: 13
Views: 3828

Re: WN to ABQ And Amtrak Southwest Chief (Sleeping Car) Back

rockyracoon wrote:
Cool report, thanks for posting. I'm looking forward to trying out Amtrak myself for some long-distance travel.

Your welcome! Which route are you thinking of taking?

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by seat38a
Mon Jan 30, 2017 9:49 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: WN to ABQ And Amtrak Southwest Chief (Sleeping Car) Back
Replies: 13
Views: 3828

WN to ABQ And Amtrak Southwest Chief (Sleeping Car) Back

http://seat38a.com/wp-content/uploads/DSC08278.jpg http://seat38a.com/wp-content/uploads/DSC09170.jpg Last summer, my parents and I did a trip to Albuquerque and Santa Fe New Mexico over the long 4th of July weekend. We flew to ABQ on Southwest Airlines and came back on Amtrak's Southwest Chief. Fu...

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by seat38a
Sun Jan 29, 2017 9:18 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Avianca LIM To Juliaca (Lake Titicaca)
Replies: 4
Views: 1724

Re: Avianca LIM To Juliaca (Lake Titicaca)

lychemsa wrote:
I hate Oreo cookies. I think LAN also give lousy snacks.

But when compared to US domestic carriers, I thought the service was excellent. The big 3 US would try to charge for those two items.

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by seat38a
Sun Jan 29, 2017 8:49 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Avianca LIM To Juliaca (Lake Titicaca)
Replies: 4
Views: 1724

Avianca LIM To Juliaca (Lake Titicaca)

I got around to finally writing up the trip report for my trip to Peru last September. We flew on 6 segments during this trip, 4 on United and 2 on Avianca (aka TACA Peru). http://seat38a.com/wp-content/uploads/DSC00980.jpg The full details and pictures for the Lima to Juliaca segment can be found b...

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by seat38a
Sat Jan 28, 2017 10:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FAA agrees to Santa Monica airport closure
Replies: 66
Views: 17347

Re: FAA agrees to Santa Monica airport closure

My understanding is that the city has already leased parts of the airport (buildings, not land) to Snap, Inc., better known as the developers of Snapchat. Although Santa Monica is selling this as a park, it really looks to me like they're interested in developing a lot of it into office space for t...

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by seat38a
Tue Nov 01, 2016 4:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chaotic Evacuations may Lead to Recertification
Replies: 176
Views: 16676

Re: Chaotic Evacuations may Lead to Recertification

If you're enough of an inconsiderate ass to not get off a burning plane you better hope I'm not behind you trying to get out while you decide to fumble for whatever replaceable piece of luggage you need. I'm either busting your nose or shoving you out of the way. I will be personally, SHOVING, PUSH...

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by seat38a
Mon Oct 31, 2016 11:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Santa Barbara: They built new terminal, but traffic did not come
Replies: 108
Views: 14824

Re: Santa Barbara: They built new terminal, but traffic did not come

AerolineasAR343 wrote:
Would it be possible for them to market themselves as a LAX alternative, like Charleroi, Hahn or Beauvais in Europe?


Getting to SBA from Los Angeles is not easy and the traffic is terrible all day on 101 freeway.

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by seat38a
Mon Oct 31, 2016 5:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Santa Barbara: They built new terminal, but traffic did not come
Replies: 108
Views: 14824

Re: Santa Barbara: They built new terminal, but traffic did not come

So just out of curiosity, do you think there would be enough O/D traffic on a route like SAN to SBA with AS Q400? I keep wishing for SAN SBP, as there is no option to the central coast except to layover in PHX. But no luck... any thoughts? Remember you have frequent downtown to downtown Amtrak serv...

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by seat38a
Mon Oct 31, 2016 5:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Santa Barbara: They built new terminal, but traffic did not come
Replies: 108
Views: 14824

Re: Santa Barbara: They built new terminal, but traffic did not come

Lets also remember, that Amtrak runs multiple (5) affordable trains between Goleta / LAX / San Diego and 6 trains a day between Santa Barbara and LAUS. All these trains also stop at the Burbank Airport Station plus Santa Barbara also has the Airbus Bus Service to LAX. Amtrak's Full Fare Coach to LAU...

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by seat38a
Mon Oct 31, 2016 4:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chaotic Evacuations may Lead to Recertification
Replies: 176
Views: 16676

Re: Chaotic Evacuations may Lead to Recertification

Could somebody of the proponents of looking overhead bins explain, why it is so all important that you have huge amounts of cabin luggage in the airplane so the need for locking bins is produced? When I started travelling in air planes you had a coat and perhaps a book or a paper, a small camera, t...

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by seat38a
Mon Oct 31, 2016 4:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chaotic Evacuations may Lead to Recertification
Replies: 176
Views: 16676

Re: Chaotic Evacuations may Lead to Recertification

You may as well sit down and wait to choke and be consumed by flames as run out into extreme conditions without appropriate clothing. Hypothermia and death will take a matter of minutes out on an exposed runway in some conditions and well before the passengers can be taken into a warm terminal. I d...

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by seat38a
Mon Oct 31, 2016 3:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chaotic Evacuations may Lead to Recertification
Replies: 176
Views: 16676

Re: Chaotic Evacuations may Lead to Recertification

Many people on here seem to think that you can simply run out into arctic conditions like -40C and below in an emergency without a thick winter coat. No you can't. That's going to kill you as sure as drinking bleach. Also locking overhead bins would be massively expensive requiring a huge amount of...

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by seat38a
Thu Oct 06, 2016 7:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hawaiian Airlines Plan to Weigh Customers at Check in???
Replies: 58
Views: 7546

Re: Hawaiian Airlines Plan to Weigh Customers at Check in???

Couple weeks ago in Peru, everyone who was boarding our Cessna Caravan had to be weighed and then assigned seats based on their weight to for weight and balance. Most of the helicopter tours in Hawaii have a surcharge beyond a certain weight. Physics doesn't change because one thinks its discriminat...

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by seat38a
Sun Oct 02, 2016 5:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA consolidating 763 Fleet @ EWR/764’s at IAD
Replies: 45
Views: 10347

Re: UA consolidating 763 Fleet @ EWR/764’s at IAD

I flew in one the refurbished 767 to from IAH couple weeks ago. Flew in the BF cabin and I have to say, "BEST SLEEP EVER" on an airplane. There were three in my party and we all agreed it was the best sleep ever on an airplane. I've avoided flying United for International travel, due to a...

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by seat38a
Sun Oct 02, 2016 4:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA consolidating 763 Fleet @ EWR/764’s at IAD
Replies: 45
Views: 10347

Re: UA consolidating 763 Fleet @ EWR/764’s at IAD

The refurbished 767-300's look (actually are) brand new inside and kept extremely clean. I think the decor is seriously boring, but I have flown them so much and never once had anything but a good experience. Last December my partner and I flew BF from Hawaii to EWR (767-4) and it was joy, especial...

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by seat38a
Sun Oct 02, 2016 4:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CX to switch to 10-abreast Y on 777
Replies: 82
Views: 12010

Re: CX to switch to 10-abreast Y on 777

Well with the way the company situation is at KE and OZ right now, It is probably only a matter of time before Y becomes 10 across at both carriers. OZ has already been picking away at their premium products and KE is in deep funding the failure of Hanjin Shipping.

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by seat38a
Sun Oct 02, 2016 4:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United; why the 77W AND A35J?
Replies: 80
Views: 10831

Re: United; why the 77W AND A35J?

The A350 may be cheaper to operate but if the B777-300ER costs tens of millions less to buy, then as I'm probably quoting this incorrectly, but Richard Anderson at Delta once said, you can buy LOTS of fuel with millions of dollars. Delta already does this by buying current generation planes on the c...

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by seat38a
Sun Oct 02, 2016 3:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA consolidating 763 Fleet @ EWR/764’s at IAD
Replies: 45
Views: 10347

Re: UA consolidating 763 Fleet @ EWR/764’s at IAD

I flew in one the refurbished 767 to from IAH couple weeks ago. Flew in the BF cabin and I have to say, "BEST SLEEP EVER" on an airplane. There were three in my party and we all agreed it was the best sleep ever on an airplane. I've avoided flying United for International travel, due to al...

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by seat38a
Wed Aug 17, 2016 2:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Airlines to introduce all-suite business class on A350s, 777s
Replies: 126
Views: 18408

Re: Delta Airlines to introduce all-suite business class on A350s, 777s

Here is OZ's J class cabin on their A380, that I was on. Adjust the trimming and such, slap a door on it, and now you have a suite. Also, UA is also building out dedicated Polaris Lounges with restaurant style dining exclusivly for the use of Polaris passengers. Is Delta going to add new dedicated l...

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