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by IPFreely
Wed Jan 17, 2018 2:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why doesn't US have more holiday leisure airlines?
Replies: 129
Views: 9030

Re: Why doesn't US have more holiday leisure airlines?

Great point that's probably overlooked here and everywhere else. Most of the US is poor, what is it - half the country makes $30k/year or less? Even salaried professionals like teachers don't make much. Not much disposable income left for plane tickets to Mexico or Hawaii for the vast majority. Thi...

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by IPFreely
Wed Jan 17, 2018 12:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why doesn't US have more holiday leisure airlines?
Replies: 129
Views: 9030

Re: Why doesn't US have more holiday leisure airlines?

Forgive me but I couldn't find a recent similar discussion... Why doesn't the US have the same tradition of holiday leisure airlines, as in these examples from other countries. Canada......Air Canada Rouge, Sunwing, Air Transat UK......TUI-Thomson, Thomas Cook, and in the past Monarch, Brittania, e...

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by IPFreely
Wed Jan 17, 2018 12:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Passenger barred from boarding two flights in two days after wearing all his clothes to avoid excess baggage fee..
Replies: 51
Views: 7026

Re: Passenger barred from boarding two flights in two days after wearing all his clothes to avoid excess baggage fee..

How was he planning to go to the bathroom? I applaud his creativity but I'm not sure he thought this one through all the way.

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by IPFreely
Mon Jan 15, 2018 8:50 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: How Do You Pronounce "Embraer"
Replies: 30
Views: 25682

Re: How Do You Pronounce "Embraer"

BC77008 wrote:
Well, in his defense, if he started a new thread some douche will come along and say “it’s already being discussed here..” and then link this thread :lol:


True, but why did he have to start a new thread or dig up this old one? His post had neither a question nor an answer!

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by IPFreely
Mon Jan 15, 2018 3:57 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Booking Help, DXB-NYC with Skymiles award ticket.
Replies: 14
Views: 487

Re: Booking Help, DXB-NYC with Skymiles award ticket.

I assumed that's what alliences are for even if DL can not afford to fly to DXB, its partners should help out. That is the benefit of alliances with FF programs, at least other ones like Star. Posts on this board have indicated the value of the Skymiles FF program has declined; it looks like it's e...

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by IPFreely
Mon Jan 15, 2018 2:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: G4 flying with a missing panel?
Replies: 26
Views: 4321

Re: G4 flying with a missing panel?

crownvic wrote:
quote from reporter...."please pray for us" How is this person allowed to even exist..


Perhaps she just enjoys being a drama queen. If, for some reason, she really felt her life was in danger why did she voluntarily board the plane?

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by IPFreely
Mon Jan 15, 2018 2:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B6 Worst Airline in the USA?
Replies: 106
Views: 14052

Re: B6 Worst Airline in the USA?

The route you just pointed out is B6s downfall. ROC-JFK-LAX. If JFK goes down, hello, ROC-DTW-LAX. If you say so. But the whole RJ full of passengers flying ROC-DTW might not be happy to give up their seats to the whole RJ full of passengers people whose ROC-JFK flight just got cancelled. During De...

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by IPFreely
Sun Jan 14, 2018 4:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B6 Worst Airline in the USA?
Replies: 106
Views: 14052

Re: B6 Worst Airline in the USA?

You're right to call attention to Delta mainline stats vs. what they call 'Delta brand' stats which include Delta Connection. You might want to normalize for total number of flights, and to focus on JFK cancellations vs. total cancellations. Delta Connection didn't cancel 480 flights at JFK yesterd...

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by IPFreely
Sun Jan 14, 2018 4:04 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Booking Help, DXB-NYC with Skymiles award ticket.
Replies: 14
Views: 487

Re: Booking Help, DXB-NYC with Skymiles award ticket.

I don't believe partner award availability is ever promised in any airline's program. AF is under no obligation to provide J-class inventory for another airline's award redemption. Again, DL does not fly to DXB from any destination. The fact that there are any options at all for using skymiles ex-D...

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by IPFreely
Sun Jan 14, 2018 1:10 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Booking Help, DXB-NYC with Skymiles award ticket.
Replies: 14
Views: 487

Re: Booking Help, DXB-NYC with Skymiles award ticket.

You're trying to book a ticket using Delta miles originating in an airport Delta doesn't fly to, and complaining you have limited options. This is as bad as those "Will Ford ever restart Tri-Motor production" threads. While Delta doesn't fly to Dubai they do sell tickets to Dubai on fligh...

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by IPFreely
Sun Jan 14, 2018 12:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American's Problem: Management is Out of Touch With Customers
Replies: 149
Views: 15110

Re: American's Problem: Management is Out of Touch With Customers

AA knows what their customer looks like and wants. They won’t loose bookings because a lav door doesn’t swing in the ideal manner. This might be the only sensible post in this thread. The thought of a customer searching for flights, finding one that has the right route, times, and price, then decid...

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by IPFreely
Sat Jan 13, 2018 8:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B6 Worst Airline in the USA?
Replies: 106
Views: 14052

Re: B6 Worst Airline in the USA?

I am not sure if delta numbers there includes regional operation. As for cancellations, that's bound to happen with how much of their flights are toward Florida and Puerto Rico. Much larger than delta. Again, it clearly hasn't been bad enough that people have made the switch. The opposite is happen...

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by IPFreely
Sat Jan 13, 2018 5:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B6 Worst Airline in the USA?
Replies: 106
Views: 14052

Re: B6 Worst Airline in the USA?

I think the main issue is the title they used (general best/worst airline) versus their actual rankings which are perfectly valid metrics for looking at airlines. People need to be careful of what metrics they use with regard to on-time and completed flights. Just look at weather in the northeast a...

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by IPFreely
Sat Jan 13, 2018 3:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL: Delay of C-Series Will Be Solved by Extending Other Aircraft
Replies: 45
Views: 10770

Re: DL: Delay of C-Series Will Be Solved by Extending Other Aircraft

NWAROOSTER wrote:
Bombardier's CS series 100 and the following are now owned by Airbus and being integrated into Airbus series of aircraft.


This deal won't close until late 2018 at the earliest...maybe later...and maybe never.

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by IPFreely
Sat Jan 13, 2018 3:24 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: YVR-YXY: 732 or CR7?
Replies: 17
Views: 1065

Re: YVR-YXY: 732 or CR7?

There will be limited future opportunities to fly on a 737-200 or a 737-400/500, whichever is used. CRJ-700's will be flying for years to come and if they ever disappear they won't be missed. The 737 is much more comfortable in almost any configuration, much quieter, and unlike the CRJ700 you can st...

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by IPFreely
Sat Jan 13, 2018 3:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JFK Diverting Flights due to shear
Replies: 65
Views: 11608

Re: JFK Diverting Flights due to shear

If you are flying Delta mainline today from JFK, the great news is that your flight will very likely be operating. If you are flying on a DL regional today, please know that your flight was likely sacrificed to make said mainline flight operate and/or show optimal metrics. Please contact DL to rebo...

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by IPFreely
Thu Jan 11, 2018 5:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DELTA announces 2017 profit $5.5 Billion USD
Replies: 61
Views: 11443

Re: DELTA announces 2017 profit $5.5 Billion USD

ilovelamp wrote:
SuperTwin wrote:
$5.5B Holy god. This has to be the most profitable year for any airline in the history of modern aviation.


...and yet airlines like Alitalia still exist making zilch.


They made $6.1B in 2016.


And American Airlines made $7.6 billion in 2015.

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by IPFreely
Thu Jan 11, 2018 3:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta MD88/90 Retirements
Replies: 61
Views: 15472

Re: Update on Delta MD-88/90 retirements

UGA777 wrote:
When will the first c series come on property now?


Whose property? Delta's or Aeromexico's?

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by IPFreely
Mon Jan 08, 2018 3:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AIRBUS 2020-2030 development projects A360, A370 opportunities.
Replies: 168
Views: 25198

Re: AIRBUS 2020-2030 development projects A360, A370 opportunities.

william wrote:
Did Europe try that with China regarding a special landing fee? How did that work out?


They did. It worked out exactly as anyone would expect.

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by IPFreely
Sun Jan 07, 2018 2:28 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Is motion sickness common on planes like a Boeing 777?
Replies: 17
Views: 899

Re: Is motion sickness common on planes like a Boeing 777?

Wedabest wrote:
I would prefer to die than vomit


Outstanding first post. Welcome to the board.

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by IPFreely
Sat Jan 06, 2018 5:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS being sued by family due to wheelchair accident
Replies: 115
Views: 10439

Re: AS being sued by family due to wheelchair accident

If someone had just gotten off the city bus, drove their power scooter into the street, and was hit by a car, would the city bus company be liable? I wouldn't think so. It's a comparable analogy to what happened at PDX. Whether the city would be liable is debatable but not really the issue here. If...

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by IPFreely
Sat Jan 06, 2018 5:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS being sued by family due to wheelchair accident
Replies: 115
Views: 10439

Re: AS being sued by family due to wheelchair accident

IPFreely wrote:
mjoelnir wrote:
Sorry I just do not believe that the person refused further assistance


And how do you know this?


Interesting. Your lack of response speaks volumes.

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by IPFreely
Fri Jan 05, 2018 3:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AIRBUS 2020-2030 development projects A360, A370 opportunities.
Replies: 168
Views: 25198

Re: AIRBUS 2020-2030 development projects A360, A370 opportunities.

I know I shouldn't feed the troll, but seriously? Your argument "against" the fact that international treaties are drawn up co-cooperatively and self-enforced is that an existing treaty drawn up exactly in this way has subsequently been breached by just one of its 183 parties (one which n...

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by IPFreely
Fri Jan 05, 2018 3:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS/QX/VX employees to get $1000 tax reform bonus
Replies: 4
Views: 919

Re: AS/QX/VX employees to get $1000 tax reform bonus

Excellent news. So Alaska, American, Jetblue, and Southwest have all announced $1,000 bonuses.
How long will Delta, Frontier, Hawaiian, Spirit, United, and the regional airlines hold out?

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by IPFreely
Fri Jan 05, 2018 2:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AIRBUS 2020-2030 development projects A360, A370 opportunities.
Replies: 168
Views: 25198

Re: AIRBUS 2020-2030 development projects A360, A370 opportunities.

Fine, just completely ignore my rant where I described in length exactly how these regulations will be created and adopted. Also blindly ignore how every global treaty in the world is ever passed . You obviously think there was some global police force which imposed nuclear test bans, agreements on...

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by IPFreely
Fri Jan 05, 2018 1:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AIRBUS 2020-2030 development projects A360, A370 opportunities.
Replies: 168
Views: 25198

Re: AIRBUS 2020-2030 development projects A360, A370 opportunities.

Oh enough already! Can't you just concede that there is a general global movement, both in politics and industry, which is moving towards some form of agreement which will require tighter regulations. In this case of course the OEMs are going to be shaping and modifying their future plans to eventu...

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by IPFreely
Fri Jan 05, 2018 1:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta at SEA, BOS, and RDU
Replies: 159
Views: 12672

Re: Delta at SEA, BOS, and RDU

Then they need to adjust their arrival and departure times from ATL to the upper Northeast. You can't have it both ways pad arrival times for better onetime performance and then claim a city is 2 hours away and schedule 2.5 hours or 3.00 flying time. Doesn't work like that Delta can claim whatever ...

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by IPFreely
Thu Jan 04, 2018 6:38 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Anti-Open Skies Group Hires Senior Obama/Clinton Officials
Replies: 12
Views: 1241

Re: Anti-Open Skies Group Hires Senior Obama/Clinton Officials

Delta has gotten everything they wanted. Etihad is shrinking and has reduced its schedule by half. It has also gotten jet airways away from Etihad, giving them crucial access to India while tricking American to give up all their access to Indian and other subcontinent destinations beyond the few de...

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by IPFreely
Thu Jan 04, 2018 3:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta at SEA, BOS, and RDU
Replies: 159
Views: 12672

Re: Delta at SEA, BOS, and RDU

Thank you for the numbers. It is interesting that AS leads by so much more than I thought. However, DL has no other choice for a transpacific hub if they are intent on closing NRT. They need SEA, and SEA is, I assume, happy to have them and the Asian (and European) routes that DL brings. A couple o...

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by IPFreely
Thu Jan 04, 2018 3:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta at SEA, BOS, and RDU
Replies: 159
Views: 12672

Re: Delta at SEA, BOS, and RDU

Alaska probably has about one-third more seats out of SEA than Delta. Does anyone have the numbers? In terms of passengers (not seats), AS has 50% market share and DL has 21% market share in SEA. So it’s not 1/3 more, it’s 2.5 times more. But there is no legal or technical definition of a “hub”. An...

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by IPFreely
Thu Jan 04, 2018 2:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AIRBUS 2020-2030 development projects A360, A370 opportunities.
Replies: 168
Views: 25198

Re: AIRBUS 2020-2030 development projects A360, A370 opportunities.

I thought your premise was that no regulations are going to be in place because it is not enforceable and now you say it is enforceable, good for you. But do we have a bet? Read again, I clearly state that nothing is enforceable globally. Individual countries can regulate and enforce at their will ...

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by IPFreely
Thu Jan 04, 2018 1:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Value of an all-weather hub
Replies: 44
Views: 6323

Re: Value of an all-weather hub

I think DL has the best hubs in terms of weather. -MSP and DTW are generally snow-proof, and don't see a ton of severe thunderstorms. -ATL is vulnerable to storms, but doesn't see that much snow. -SLC rarely has issues, same for LAX. -SEA can have fog and wind issues, but generally does fine. Only ...

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by IPFreely
Thu Jan 04, 2018 12:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AIRBUS 2020-2030 development projects A360, A370 opportunities.
Replies: 168
Views: 25198

Re: AIRBUS 2020-2030 development projects A360, A370 opportunities.

You can argue all you want that not everything has been worked out and therefore it isn't worth the money for the paper which it got ridden on, but in the end, I made a prediction on the future and you don't subscribe to that, fine we will see, neither you nor me are in the driving seat for this, w...

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by IPFreely
Thu Jan 04, 2018 3:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AIRBUS 2020-2030 development projects A360, A370 opportunities.
Replies: 168
Views: 25198

Re: AIRBUS 2020-2030 development projects A360, A370 opportunities.

Lot's of assumptions, some are incorrect and mostly are totally beside what is happening in the world, outside of the aviation world. And you haven't taken into account Corsia, explained brilliantly by Planesmart, he is an insider, I am not, so far better to listen to him and please pay attention t...

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by IPFreely
Thu Jan 04, 2018 12:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AIRBUS 2020-2030 development projects A360, A370 opportunities.
Replies: 168
Views: 25198

Re: AIRBUS 2020-2030 development projects A360, A370 opportunities.

I can turn your question around in saying why are you so convinced that climate change and the whole debate will not affect aviation and thus Airbus in this timeframe? Especially the information offered by people on this forum whom actually are in the known and explained it to you. Simple. Despite ...

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by IPFreely
Thu Jan 04, 2018 12:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Tax reform = AS quickly replaces Airbus with Boeing?
Replies: 78
Views: 11813

Re: Tax reform = AS quickly replaces Airbus with Boeing?

But I do have a bit of an issue accepting that AS paid between $2.6Bn and $4Bn for VA just to have to go out an immediately order 100 x 737's to allow them to dump the planes they've just bought. That's $11Bn at list An expensive way of avoiding tax, if you ask me :) Most of Virgin America's planes...

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by IPFreely
Wed Jan 03, 2018 7:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AIRBUS 2020-2030 development projects A360, A370 opportunities.
Replies: 168
Views: 25198

Re: AIRBUS 2020-2030 development projects A360, A370 opportunities.

....................... we will see in the future what will happen................. Since you can’t answer even the most simple question about when, how, or if the Paris agreement will effect aviation I think we can now all agree that the post below is silly and no steps — large or small — need to ...

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by IPFreely
Wed Jan 03, 2018 5:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Tax reform = AS quickly replaces Airbus with Boeing?
Replies: 78
Views: 11813

Re: Tax reform = AS quickly replaces Airbus with Boeing?

Here is a thread that is set up by the Topic author as part of the A versus B war, how should it be possible to discuss this topic without going to A versus B? You are attributing this to the OP very unfairly. He was just posting a link to an article speculating what Alaska might do based on the ne...

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by IPFreely
Wed Jan 03, 2018 3:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AIRBUS 2020-2030 development projects A360, A370 opportunities.
Replies: 168
Views: 25198

Re: AIRBUS 2020-2030 development projects A360, A370 opportunities.

Dutchy wrote:
We will see what the policy makers come up with..........


Who are these policy makers, when do they meet to come up with something, and how do they get people to volantarily abide by and accept penalties for non-compliance with this unknown policy?

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by IPFreely
Wed Jan 03, 2018 12:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AIRBUS 2020-2030 development projects A360, A370 opportunities.
Replies: 168
Views: 25198

Re: AIRBUS 2020-2030 development projects A360, A370 opportunities.

No, in other words, it will be enforced one way or another, the exact way is still to be determined. So something will be enforced someday by someone with everything to be determined at an unknown later date by unknown people? Wowl As I posted earlier, no steps -- large or small -- are necessary fo...

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by IPFreely
Tue Jan 02, 2018 9:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AIRBUS 2020-2030 development projects A360, A370 opportunities.
Replies: 168
Views: 25198

Re: AIRBUS 2020-2030 development projects A360, A370 opportunities.

At the moment voluntarily, but that will be a thing of the past in the near future. It will become enforceable. What do you think is going to happen otherwise? When does it become enforceable, how is compliance monitored and verified, what are the penalties for non-compliance, and how are they enfo...

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by IPFreely
Tue Jan 02, 2018 5:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AIRBUS 2020-2030 development projects A360, A370 opportunities.
Replies: 168
Views: 25198

Re: AIRBUS 2020-2030 development projects A360, A370 opportunities.

At the moment voluntarily, but that will be a thing of the past in the near future. It will become enforceable. What do you think is going to happen otherwise? When does it become enforceable, how is compliance monitored and verified, what are the penalties for non-compliance, and how are they enfo...

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by IPFreely
Tue Jan 02, 2018 2:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AIRBUS 2020-2030 development projects A360, A370 opportunities.
Replies: 168
Views: 25198

Re: AIRBUS 2020-2030 development projects A360, A370 opportunities.

The biggest question is how the aviation world will meet the Paris agreement, large steps need to be taken in the 2020's. Have you read the Paris agreement? International aviation is specifically excluded. Even if it was included, the agreement is voluntary and un-enforceable -- there are no sancti...

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by IPFreely
Mon Jan 01, 2018 8:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Trump Admin wont punish ME3; opts to leave open-skies alone
Replies: 153
Views: 18434

Re: Trump Admin wont punish ME3; opts to leave open-skies alone

dtw2hyd wrote:
You should try to get latest numbers before blaming me. I will post the link later.


Will you post the link now, please?

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by IPFreely
Sun Dec 31, 2017 2:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will WN ever operate an Airbus aircraft?
Replies: 44
Views: 4752

Re: Will WN ever operate an Airbus aircraft?

william wrote:
It "seems" here on Anet that any airline that operates an all Boeing fleet, especially the 737 is behind the times, or "lacking" something.


Well, most of the all-Boeing airlines are lacking a history of bankruptcies.

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by IPFreely
Sat Dec 30, 2017 8:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS being sued by family due to wheelchair accident
Replies: 115
Views: 10439

Re: AS being sued by family due to wheelchair accident

mjoelnir wrote:
Sorry I just do not believe that the person refused further assistance


And how do you know this?

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