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by IPFreely
Sat Nov 10, 2018 12:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL Pax Told to Sit in Feces-Stained Seat
Replies: 113
Views: 14928

Re: DL Pax Told to Sit in Feces-Stained Seat

This flight should have been held until it was cleaned. If the crew timed out, they time out. No plane should depart with excrement in the seat and on the floor, period. It is a health issue and a customer service issue. I believe there was a post awhile ago about a flight in Phoenix that was signi...

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by IPFreely
Wed Oct 31, 2018 5:38 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airline not responsible for canceled flight due to night curfew?
Replies: 9
Views: 1352

Re: Airline not responsible for canceled flight due to night curfew?

The real question is why won't the airport take 1 delayed flight after curfew? Europe has the absolute weirdest aviation rules. Because you either have a curfew or you don’t. If the airport will take one delayed flight after their curfew they have to take them all. They can’t take a delayed SAS fli...

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by IPFreely
Mon Oct 29, 2018 1:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Can IAD cut it for a UA SE Hub?
Replies: 107
Views: 10516

Re: Can IAD cut it for a UA SE Hub?

As UA management says they don't need one and as most believe they do need one, Who are these "most" who believe UA needs a hub in the southeastern US? No airline can or will be all things to all people in every corner of the country. The market isn't big enough for that to happen. Hence ...

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by IPFreely
Sun Oct 28, 2018 1:11 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Speculation: Delta possible takeover of Hawaiian?
Replies: 36
Views: 5149

Re: Delta possible takeover of Hawaiian?

Some Rumours coming that DL is going to further this battle in the West by buying Hawaiian Airlines. With it's world wide network this would give it a huge advantage over WN and AS in the Hawaii market. Thoughts? Flyguy Earlier you posted that Southwest was buying Hawaii: Rumors are swirling around...

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by IPFreely
Sun Oct 28, 2018 12:39 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Speculation: Delta possible takeover of Hawaiian?
Replies: 36
Views: 5149

Re: Delta possible takeover of Hawaiian?

Some Rumours coming that DL is going to further this battle in the West by buying Hawaiian Airlines. Some rumors coming? Could you please elaborate -- when are these rumors going to come, and from where? Is there a source? Is it reliable? Is there more than one independent source? Is there any evid...

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by IPFreely
Sat Oct 27, 2018 1:00 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: ‘No access to overhead bins’ for basic Economy
Replies: 32
Views: 3824

Re: ‘No access to overhead bins’ for basic Economy

Our travel agent screwed up and my wife and I were put into basic economy on a 737-900 of UAL from SFO to IAD. The arm rests are locked and do not go up and it is so tight in those seats you cannot move a muscle. Please -- as others have posted, there are no "basic economy" specific seats...

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by IPFreely
Thu Aug 16, 2018 5:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 60 years ago today, Pan Am received its first 707
Replies: 107
Views: 10894

Re: 60 years ago today, Pan Am received its first 707

Would love to hear more about the different use of internal space... according to Wiki, the 707, 757 and 737 all have 148 in / 3.76 m cabin widths. Obviously pitch has become more torturous, what else is different? The 727 has the same fuselage width as the 707, 737, and 757. There are museums wher...

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by IPFreely
Thu Aug 16, 2018 4:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AF/KLM Unions bristle as Air Canada Exec tipped for CEO
Replies: 50
Views: 7558

Re: AF/KLM Unions bristle as Air Canada Exec tipped for CEO

ubeema wrote:
French pilot Unions are already threatening 15 day action if new leadership does not open negotiations for salary raises.


This was going to happen regardless of who became CEO.

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by IPFreely
Thu Aug 16, 2018 3:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta F/A's & Fleet Workers Could Vote on Union Soon
Replies: 228
Views: 13520

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

jetBlue also use to make those lists of best places to work and they Unionized a couple months ago. Those lists are meaningless. One of my first jobs was working for a company that had several years in a row on a "best company to work for" list. Do you know how they did it? They donated m...

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by IPFreely
Thu Aug 16, 2018 3:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA1/2 (LCY-SNN-JFK-LCY) Quietly Cancelled?
Replies: 48
Views: 12924

Re: BA1/2 (LCY-SNN-JFK-LCY) Quietly Cancelled?

Every airline operates a "flight number 1" on a premier route Incorrect, as plenty of airlines operate them on mundane/typical routes: LH, LA, SA, SK, etc all come to mind. If you think these "mundane/typical" routes have no historic significance than you are not the airline his...

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by IPFreely
Thu Aug 16, 2018 2:56 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Norwegain Air Cancellation
Replies: 26
Views: 2576

Re: Norwegain Air Cancellation

I have no experience with Norwegian. Have never flown them and probably will never have reason or opportunity to fly them. But this thread is pure gold. Any chance we can get a full list of the "garbage airlines"?

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by IPFreely
Wed Aug 15, 2018 8:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta F/A's & Fleet Workers Could Vote on Union Soon
Replies: 228
Views: 13520

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

While on the face, IAM may play the "better for workers tune", IAM has a history of taking care pretty good care of the IAM first and foremost. Follow the money. This is true. But in some circumstances the IAM has been very effective at selling their tune, including companies that outsour...

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by IPFreely
Wed Aug 15, 2018 4:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest latest airline to restrict service, emotional support animals
Replies: 30
Views: 3882

Re: Southwest latest airline to restrict service, emotional support animals

G'day I have been grounded for several years now since airlines refuse to take me along with my rhino. I am still trying to teach my emotional support rhino to bark so it can pass as a dog, no success though so far. I guess I will have to rely on surface transport for the time being. Cheers Peter G...

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by IPFreely
Wed Aug 15, 2018 5:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: So what’s Iran going to do now ?
Replies: 116
Views: 12291

Re: So what’s Iran going to do now ?

As far as I know this USA sanctions are illegal according to the EU, the USA renegaded on a agreement. USA law is USA law not international law. If the USA can sanction EU companies how can it be illegal for the EU to sanction USA companies. I do not know how it will play out, but talking about leg...

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by IPFreely
Wed Aug 15, 2018 4:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA1/2 (LCY-SNN-JFK-LCY) Quietly Cancelled?
Replies: 48
Views: 12924

Re: BA1/2 (LCY-SNN-JFK-LCY) Quietly Cancelled?

BA had to follow it up with something ....why? They could've easily just retired the flight numbers. I would argue: should've. Who would blame them? They operated Concorde: something that only three airlines in history ever accomplished, and one of them isn't even around anymore to boast of it. If ...

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by IPFreely
Wed Aug 15, 2018 3:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A321XLR: Seattle-Asia?
Replies: 53
Views: 9050

Re: A321XLR: Seattle-Asia?

frmrCapCadet wrote:
I thought there was somewhat of a consensus that even the 797 would not be a Pacific Ocean crosser. Those few shorter routes may be an exception.


Consensus among who? Have the people specifying the 797 made any statements like this?

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by IPFreely
Wed Aug 15, 2018 12:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: So what’s Iran going to do now ?
Replies: 116
Views: 12291

Re: So what’s Iran going to do now ?

As far as I know this USA sanctions are illegal according to the EU, the USA renegaded on a agreement. USA law is USA law not international law. If the USA can sanction EU companies how can it be illegal for the EU to sanction USA companies. I do not know how it will play out, but talking about leg...

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by IPFreely
Tue Aug 14, 2018 3:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Passenger takes video of JFK bag smasher
Replies: 67
Views: 12991

Re: Passenger takes video of JFK bag smasher

Passenger baggage handling is truly a race against the clock and it’s damned if you do, damned if you don’t situation. Why do people always defend airline employees with this "race against the clock" nonsense? Take a look at this video of a Hawaiian Airlines bag smasher: https://www.youtu...

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by IPFreely
Mon Aug 13, 2018 7:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Passenger takes video of JFK bag smasher
Replies: 67
Views: 12991

Re: Passenger takes video of JFK bag smasher

The biggest issue with bag damage .is passengers are packing their bags way too heavy to avoid paying for another bag. I work in the bins in the Delta Fleet everyday 9 put of 10 bag damage are due to over weight bags. Not puting them down the jet way slide you don't want your bags destroyed start p...

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by IPFreely
Mon Aug 13, 2018 6:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: foreign airlines that fly & sell U.S. domestic sectors
Replies: 54
Views: 6344

Re: foreign airlines that fly & sell U.S. domestic sectors

If I was a wealthier man traveling from NYC-LA I would book the qantas flight one way and another carrier back, ditching my connection to Australia and simply walking out of the airport after the JFK-LAX flight. What's to stop me from doing that if I choose? There’s nothing to stop you. But your ch...

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by IPFreely
Sat Aug 11, 2018 1:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Passenger takes video of JFK bag smasher
Replies: 67
Views: 12991

Passenger takes video of JFK bag smasher

http://www.foxnews.com/travel/2018/08/1 ... round.html
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You would think these guys would know they’re in plain view after all the previous videos.

http://www.foxnews.com/travel/2018/08/1 ... round.html

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by IPFreely
Sat Aug 11, 2018 3:20 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Is LOT Polish airlines as bad as the reviews on the web say
Replies: 14
Views: 934

Re: Is LOT Polish airlines as bad as the reviews on the web say

No airline is as good or bad as anonymous internet reviews say.

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by IPFreely
Fri Aug 10, 2018 6:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France A340 Retirement Ceremony?
Replies: 25
Views: 5430

Re: Air France A340 Retirement Ceremony?

texl1649 wrote:
As a retirement gift they will finally be washed.

Half kidding.


That was the plan. Unfortunately the workers at the company that washes planes in France have gone on strike. So they will be retired as-is.

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by IPFreely
Fri Aug 10, 2018 2:13 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: ViaAir strands passengers, denies compensation
Replies: 37
Views: 4267

Re: ViaAir strands passengers, denies compensation

Seems like the difference is that SY at least refunded passengers' tickets and then told them to go find and pay for another flight on their own. According to the passengers, they're neither getting them to their destination nor are they refunding their tickets. SY refunded tickets and passengers c...

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by IPFreely
Thu Aug 09, 2018 3:04 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Flight Attendant on CBS Big Brother
Replies: 30
Views: 4341

Re: Flight Attendant on CBS Big Brother

If you were on national TV and threatened to kill and gut someone if they didn't obey your commands, and you used something equivalent to the N word, would your employer let you stick around? Mine would shove me out the door faster than a 757 takes off. I'd take it with a grain of salt; it's a &quo...

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by IPFreely
Tue Aug 07, 2018 11:23 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: TSA considering cutting security screenings at small airports
Replies: 43
Views: 2937

Re: TSA considering cutting security screenings at small airports

You can get onto a crowded NYC subway, or almost any AMTRAC train without passing ANY security.... yet I have not heard of a train bombing.... Never heard of a train bombing? Really??? New York: http://www.foxnews.com/us/2018/08/07/prosecutors-man-in-subway-bombing-said-more-is-coming.html London: ...

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by IPFreely
Mon Aug 06, 2018 2:50 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What Airline from New York to SFO in August?
Replies: 14
Views: 772

Re: What Airline from New York to SFO in August?

By now my favorite is a DL flight from Jfk on a 330-200. It's late but it's not so bad with my connection from MXP. Thank you for your opinion! Do you already have a MXP to JFK flight? If so your connection won’t be a connection as we typically think of one, it will be two individual flights back t...

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by IPFreely
Mon Aug 06, 2018 2:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta: AMS vs CDG
Replies: 28
Views: 5858

Re: Delta: AMS vs CDG

Not an expert either, but i have heard AMS is preferred operationally as CDG has a convoluted bag sorting process (much more misconnects/losses than ams) along with AF labor strikes Not sure if the data bears this out but I agree. The strikes in France, not just by AF but also airport ground worker...

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by IPFreely
Mon Aug 06, 2018 1:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Korean Air announces Boston
Replies: 83
Views: 12371

Re: Korean Air announces Boston

neomax wrote:
Nice add! Will be interesting to see KL and KE join the lineup at BOS.


It will be interesting to hear what Delta pilots say when they watch Compass, Endeavor, Expressjet, Gojet, Republic, and Skywest pilots fly Delta passengers to and from Boston to connect to planes flown by KLM and Korean pilots.

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by IPFreely
Sun Aug 05, 2018 6:51 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Everyone has a "currently flying" retro jet with the exception of Delta.
Replies: 28
Views: 2040

Re: Everyone has a "currently flying" retro jet with the exception of Delta.

And yet, it wears the current livery, which means it isn't a retro jet in the context intended by the OP. Some airlines define "retro" as taking a new plane and painting it as if it was 30+ years old. Other airlines define "retro" as taking a 30+ year old plane and painting it a...

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by IPFreely
Sun Aug 05, 2018 1:18 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Shades drawn
Replies: 13
Views: 2227

Re: Shades drawn

Yes, I am aware of the reason for this. In the U.S., they seem to be encouraging the closing of the shades at all times, especially on DL. This practice seems to have only started in the past year where prior to this, announcements were ALWAYS made for shades to be raised for landing and take off. ...

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by IPFreely
Sun Aug 05, 2018 1:15 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Canadian flights into BOI?
Replies: 11
Views: 449

Re: Canadian flights into BOI?

Why drive to Whistler, BC, one of the best skiing spots in the world, when you can fly to Boise? Sounds reasonable. Whistler looked like an iconic skiing spot in the Vancouver Winter Olympics. Were the Winter Olympics ever held in Boise? Anyone? Anyone? LOL. It's pretty clear any ski traffic betwee...

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by IPFreely
Sun Aug 05, 2018 1:10 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: How much will it cost to repair this APU?
Replies: 10
Views: 1564

Re: How much will it cost to repair this APU?

That should buff right out.

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by IPFreely
Sun Aug 05, 2018 1:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA booted a Cellist from the Aircraft (did not allow the Cello on a paid ticket)
Replies: 170
Views: 16484

Re: AA booted a Cellist from the Aircraft (did not allow the Cello on a paid ticket)

There is plenty of blame to go around, but the sob story from the passenger is unnecessary and overly dramatic. That seems to be a recurring theme with these type of stories. Airlines might be better off just increasing their list of banned items to include cellos and other musical instruments and ...

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by IPFreely
Sun Aug 05, 2018 1:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA booted a Cellist from the Aircraft (did not allow the Cello on a paid ticket)
Replies: 170
Views: 16484

Re: AA booted a Cellist from the Aircraft (did not allow the Cello on a paid ticket)

trex8 wrote:
The WN boarding system can be an issue sometimes.


Does the cello like group A, B, or C?

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by IPFreely
Sat Aug 04, 2018 12:59 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Canadian flights into BOI?
Replies: 11
Views: 449

Re: Canadian flights into BOI?

I can't imagine there is enough tourist traffic between YVR and BOI to justify a flight. Pretty sure every airline agrees with this since nobody flies the route. And what little traffic there is, it is not going YVR-BOI. It's going the opposite way with people visiting Vancouver and boarding cruise ...

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by IPFreely
Fri Aug 03, 2018 11:44 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Canadian flights into BOI?
Replies: 11
Views: 449

Re: Canadian flights into BOI?

What's in BOI for us Canadians to justify a flight? Boise is a quite amazing place. Amazing for the adventurer and there's quite a few of your compatriots within the city. Plus BC borders the state anyway, and it can avoid a stop in SEA or somewhere Rephrased: What's available for Canadians in Bois...

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by IPFreely
Fri Aug 03, 2018 3:57 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Can a plane be maintained to fly indefinitely?
Replies: 35
Views: 3332

Re: Can a plane be maintained to fly indefinitely?

mxaxai wrote:
Every single part of an aircraft can be replaced, in principle.


Which, of course, begs the question: if you replace every single part of an aircraft, are you really flying the original aircraft?

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by IPFreely
Fri Aug 03, 2018 1:05 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airports with funny names
Replies: 24
Views: 1964

Re: Airports with funny names

Dallas Love Field (DAL) - the home base of Southwest Airlines Eppley Airfield (Omaha, Nebraska - OMA) Love -Named after a military test pilot who died in a crash. Eppley - Named after a wealthy Omaha resident whose estate donated $1,000,000 (decades ago, when that was a lot of money) for the Omaha ...

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by IPFreely
Fri Aug 03, 2018 12:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Teenager tries to steal American Eagle jet
Replies: 46
Views: 12705

Re: Teenager tries to steal American Eagle jet

Most cars in the USA are automatic and many models are net even offered in manual anymore. With modern automatics fuel economy can be inferior with a stick so to meet Cafe some models aren’t sold with sticks. Add to that the decline in teens even interested in driving at all, the claim that most te...

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by IPFreely
Thu Aug 02, 2018 3:55 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Can a plane be maintained to fly indefinitely?
Replies: 35
Views: 3332

Re: Can a plane be maintained to fly indefinitely?

Suppose you buy a shovel and use it for twenty years. Then the handle breaks so you replace it and use it for another twenty years. Then the blade breaks so you replace it and use it for another twenty years. Have you really used the same shovel for sixty years? Same question for the airplane. As yo...

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by IPFreely
Wed Aug 01, 2018 6:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Motley Fool: American Airlines profit plunging after Q2 results
Replies: 115
Views: 17205

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

winginit wrote:
In related news, AAL stock is currently down 4.5%


It’s not related — Motley Fool has no real influence. Except for UAL, all airline stocks including AAL, are down between 2-4% today, at least as of 2:30 Eastern time.

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by IPFreely
Wed Aug 01, 2018 6:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Motley Fool: American Airlines profit plunging after Q2 results
Replies: 115
Views: 17205

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

Motley Fool? That’s a message board masquerading as a news site. Read it for entertainment if you want. But it’s not to be taken seriously.

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by IPFreely
Wed Aug 01, 2018 3:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: China Eastern to launch Shanghai - Pittsburgh charters
Replies: 69
Views: 8130

Re: China Eastern to launch Shanghai - Pittsburgh charters

Somebody is subsidizing these flights....$1,000 round trip sounds way low to me. Low fares to/from China are the norm. I don't know about this particular flight but the Chinese government is heavily subsidizing Chinese carriers (to the tune of $1,300,000,000 USD in 2016) to start new international ...

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by IPFreely
Wed Aug 01, 2018 3:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta orders 20 CRJ900 with new interiors
Replies: 83
Views: 16261

Re: Delta orders 20 CRJ900 with new interiors

Ugh, the dreaded CR2. I’ve been flying them a lot lately on Skywest out of SWF for the connection in Detroit. They are invariably late, almost always due to mechanical issues (per the flight crews). I’ve already missed a few connections because of it — the lesson learned is to take the morning flig...

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by IPFreely
Tue Jul 31, 2018 1:44 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Flight Attendant on CBS Big Brother
Replies: 30
Views: 4341

Re: Flight Attendant on CBS Big Brother

There's a difference between calling one passenger something while they're taping something on their personal phone (not saying that agent didn't deserve to be fired), and repeatedly using derogatory language and stating one's lack of concern for their customers while being filmed for a national TV...

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by IPFreely
Mon Jul 30, 2018 11:03 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Flight Attendant on CBS Big Brother
Replies: 30
Views: 4341

Re: Flight Attendant on CBS Big Brother

Considering Delta FA's aren't unionized, it would be in their best interest to cut ties with her. Delta did not cut ties with a baggage agent in PDX who refused to help a customer then called him a “f$&#ing a$@hole”, recorded on video, while in uniform and on duty. If that’s not a fireable offe...

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