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by travelsonic
Sat Oct 12, 2019 3:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Old LAX T3 with Over wing Jet Bridge
Replies: 31
Views: 5073

Re: Old LAX T3 with Over wing Jet Bridge

D'oh, yeah, didn't have my morning coffee, I see the problem. Haha.

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by travelsonic
Sat Oct 12, 2019 2:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Old LAX T3 with Over wing Jet Bridge
Replies: 31
Views: 5073

Re: Old LAX T3 with Over wing Jet Bridge

I never knew LAX had such a thing, and I find the design of it quite shocking as there is no support for the outer portion! That's a lot of weight sticking out there over that wing!!! You sure there isn't a support, or wheels (for moving around the jetbridge) under the end that actually docks with ...

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by travelsonic
Mon Oct 07, 2019 8:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Unticketed Pax Clears TSA, Boards DL Flight
Replies: 63
Views: 12081

Re: Unticketed Pax Clears TSA, Boards DL Flight

readytotaxi wrote:
Come on, very one knows Ada :lol:


The way Bakersfeld held back laughter while she was explaining how she snuck aboard Transglobal's planes gets me chuckling every time. :lol:

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by travelsonic
Mon Sep 02, 2019 3:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MINT and other Service Cuts to JetBlue, starting 9/1
Replies: 164
Views: 23117

Re: MINT and other Service Cuts to JetBlue, starting 9/1

The cattle car mentality has been with us for years. Passengers vote with their wallets and all the majors are about the same IMO, there is only so far one can go when shifting it on the passenger makes sense. It's like anything, there are many contributing factors (some passenger-side, some manage...

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by travelsonic
Sun Aug 04, 2019 6:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United going after hidden-city travellers
Replies: 372
Views: 37453

Re: United going after hidden-city travellers

What does this sort of van look like in practice? Criminal prosecution for hidden city ticketing? Treat it like theft of service, I suppose. Similar as if a utility finds you're stealing electricity/gas/cable/telephone/etc. Disclaimer: I am not a lawyer, I am just hyper-analytical. If I am understa...

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by travelsonic
Tue Jul 02, 2019 5:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing falsified records for a 787 sold to AC
Replies: 92
Views: 26405

Re: Boeing falsified records for a 787 sold to AC

This is a nothing burger. No one died. All is well. Nobody dying somehow = a perceived issue being absolutely nothing? Isn't that a bit of a tricky mindset to hold on to, and work with? I mean, sure, we didn't have fatal consequences here and now, but do we even want to entertain the possibility of...

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by travelsonic
Mon Jun 24, 2019 1:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019
Replies: 3768
Views: 390629

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019

This article has already been posted. Regardless, class action suits end up making the plaintiff's attorneys a lot of money when they are successful but the plaintiffs, other than the lead plaintiff, don't tend to get all that much. Maybe - but I wonder if the goal is just to get compensation, or t...

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by travelsonic
Fri May 24, 2019 11:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA191 40 Year Anniversary coming up
Replies: 155
Views: 19341

Re: AA191 40 Year Anniversary coming up

I believe this is the article you are referring to: http://www.chicagomag.com/Chicago-Magazine/May-2019/The-Ghosts-of-Flight-191/ Those photos are even more chilling than the other ones, especially the one showing the moment the plane contacts the ground :( https://www.chicagomag.com/images/2019/05...

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by travelsonic
Sat May 18, 2019 3:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: American Airlines To Bring Back Seatback IFEs On Domestic Aircraft
Replies: 180
Views: 22651

Re: Rumor: American Airlines To Bring Back Seatback IFEs On Domestic Aircraft

I remember these things called "books". Does anyone else? And some people read, some watch TV, some draw, some do a combination of them on flights, and/or other things (not anything inappropriate for being in a plane, of course - I'd hope at least). Why does wanting choices that someone e...

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by travelsonic
Tue May 07, 2019 4:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Aeroflot 1492 SSJ100 fire at Moscow (SVO) - 40+ confirmed dead
Replies: 821
Views: 144842

Re: Updated: Aeroflot 1492 SSJ100 fire at Moscow (SVO) - 40+ confirmed dead

If I saw a pax getting his/her luggage during an evac, I would push them down to the ground and step right on top of them on my way out for putting my life at risk for a replaceable belonging. And if they went down in a way that caused more people to topple over, or the bag to fall, and become stuc...

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by travelsonic
Tue Apr 09, 2019 4:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dr Dao, Dragged Off UA Flight Bloodied, Speaks Publicly for 1st Time
Replies: 59
Views: 5371

Re: Dr Dao, Dragged Off UA Flight Bloodied, Speaks Publicly for 1st Time

Lest we forget, a man who has been convicted of multiple felony drug charges for exchanging prescription drugs for sexual favors, which caused him to forfeit his medical license . That doesn't change the realities of what happened or how it was handled in Chicago, but let's not pretend this guy is ...

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by travelsonic
Wed Mar 13, 2019 9:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 737MAX grounded in US
Replies: 7
Views: 1277

Re: 737MAX grounded in US

Or maybe merging these threads on groundings into one 737MAX grounding thread would be more appropriate, as it'd be a consolidated place where this specific matter can be discussed, with updates being put in one place.

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by travelsonic
Sat Mar 02, 2019 12:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines 767 Cabins Since Delivery
Replies: 129
Views: 20580

Re: American Airlines 767 Cabins Since Delivery

Here is a picture of the seat from their website: https://aeromockups.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/03/23-2-2LR-1-1st-AA-Taupe-leather.jpg Available as a Single/solo (1) or Double/two (2) across assembly/bench with Taupe (Single/solo and a few Double/two (2) across seats have sheepskin seating area) o...

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by travelsonic
Sat Mar 02, 2019 12:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines 767 Cabins Since Delivery
Replies: 129
Views: 20580

Re: American Airlines 767 Cabins Since Delivery

Another Aero Mockup set photo - with the odd hybrid non-sheepskin 6003s with the 7502-styled footrests:
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by travelsonic
Fri Mar 01, 2019 11:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines 767 Cabins Since Delivery
Replies: 129
Views: 20580

Re: American Airlines 767 Cabins Since Delivery

wernerga3 wrote:
Those non-sheepskin 6003s in the first shot with leg rests appear to have leg rests like the later 7502- rather than the 6003 extendable chinsy 70s looking legrest..


Woah, nice catch - I did not notice the footrests in the first row of seats.

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by travelsonic
Fri Mar 01, 2019 11:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines 767 Cabins Since Delivery
Replies: 129
Views: 20580

Re: American Airlines 767 Cabins Since Delivery

Yeah I think the 6003 was offered in: leather non-sleeper (F100 luxury jet, 727 luxury jet, MD80 luxury jet, 757 luxury jet, A300 luxury liner, 762 luxury liner) leather/sheepskin non-sleeper (DC10 luxury liner) leather/sheepskin sleeper (MD11 intl luxury liner, 763 intl luxury liner) leather/sheep...

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by travelsonic
Fri Mar 01, 2019 11:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines 767 Cabins Since Delivery
Replies: 129
Views: 20580

Re: American Airlines 767 Cabins Since Delivery

Look at this oldish Apple ad for the 12/17" Apple Powerbook: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xvbuwfawqcc Looks like the airplane set they put together for the ad use a variation of the sheepskin 6003s (a SINGLE-seat variation of the sheepskin 6003s to boot!), AS WELL AS non-sheepskin 6003s (in...

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by travelsonic
Fri Mar 01, 2019 11:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines 767 Cabins Since Delivery
Replies: 129
Views: 20580

Re: American Airlines 767 Cabins Since Delivery

There seemed to be a lot of variations of these seats in such a small period of time. Yeah I think the 6003 was offered in: leather non-sleeper (F100 luxury jet, 727 luxury jet, MD80 luxury jet, 757 luxury jet, A300 luxury liner, 762 luxury liner) leather/sheepskin non-sleeper (DC10 luxury liner) l...

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by travelsonic
Fri Mar 01, 2019 11:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines 767 Cabins Since Delivery
Replies: 129
Views: 20580

Re: American Airlines 767 Cabins Since Delivery

Look at this oldish Apple ad for the 12/17" Apple Powerbook: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xvbuwfawqcc Looks like the airplane set they put together for the ad use a variation of the sheepskin 6003s (a SINGLE-seat variation of the sheepskin 6003s to boot!), AS WELL AS non-sheepskin 6003s (inc...

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by travelsonic
Fri Mar 01, 2019 11:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines 767 Cabins Since Delivery
Replies: 129
Views: 20580

Re: American Airlines 767 Cabins Since Delivery

There seemed to be a lot of variations of these seats in such a small period of time.

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by travelsonic
Fri Mar 01, 2019 11:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines 767 Cabins Since Delivery
Replies: 129
Views: 20580

Re: American Airlines 767 Cabins Since Delivery

EDIT: Having seen the pics of the 747SP sleeper seats, I feel like these seats used in the HOME ALONE, HOME ALONe 2 sets, and in the IFS ad scans I posted, are the same make (just ... not blue like the 747 ones). Good find on the video- but while they might be the same seat, notice they have a diff...

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by travelsonic
Fri Mar 01, 2019 11:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines 767 Cabins Since Delivery
Replies: 129
Views: 20580

Re: American Airlines 767 Cabins Since Delivery

And this pic is from 1992 when they started using the 762 for transcon instead of the DC10 Well, along with the DC-10s - I remember the last time I was on a DC-10 was actually JFK-LAX in Feb. of 1999, my first trip alone with my older bro to visit my grandma. To make it easier to deplane and meet m...

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by travelsonic
Fri Mar 01, 2019 11:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines 767 Cabins Since Delivery
Replies: 129
Views: 20580

Re: American Airlines 767 Cabins Since Delivery

Also, if you look at the HOME ALONe behind the scenes videos (on YouTube) they talk with Kate O'Hara in brief snippets while sitting in these 6003s with the sheepskin https://youtu.be/p7FcHntn4LI 1 minute 42 in, when she turns her head, going "hello?" the perspective shows the center armre...

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by travelsonic
Fri Mar 01, 2019 10:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines 767 Cabins Since Delivery
Replies: 129
Views: 20580

Re: American Airlines 767 Cabins Since Delivery

I think the ad scans I posted date back to 1985 or 1986. the second picture shows someone holding a ticket/boarding pass jacket with this specific design on it (from the looks of it):
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by travelsonic
Fri Mar 01, 2019 10:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines 767 Cabins Since Delivery
Replies: 129
Views: 20580

Re: American Airlines 767 Cabins Since Delivery

Very nice, but a few things: Weber 7502 - Double - 767 - All beige, with leather on top tuft, and sheepskin on the lower 2 tufts, and seat cushion. https://drive.google.com/uc?export=download&id=1oz8d_wrZAQiqMdpoim8-LgeI_wqwEq5K Weber 7502 - Triple - DC-10 Intl & Transcon Configurations, MD...

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by travelsonic
Fri Mar 01, 2019 10:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines 767 Cabins Since Delivery
Replies: 129
Views: 20580

Re: American Airlines 767 Cabins Since Delivery

3 International Flagship Service guide/ad (not sure if the Domestic 767 pic is actually part of the IFS guide, but it seems to show the original 762 config). Note the Weber 6003s with the sheepskin tufts are VERY prominent in the first pic, and in the background of the 2nd pic. https://drive.google....

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by travelsonic
Fri Mar 01, 2019 10:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines 767 Cabins Since Delivery
Replies: 129
Views: 20580

Re: American Airlines 767 Cabins Since Delivery

There used to be a site, Keystone Aviation, that sold furnishings and seats - including many AA coach, business, and first seats. The site is long gone, but the internet archive (archive.org) preserved a lot of pictures which I managed to download. Note that the names and types used are just pulled ...

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by travelsonic
Fri Mar 01, 2019 9:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines 767 Cabins Since Delivery
Replies: 129
Views: 20580

Re: American Airlines 767 Cabins Since Delivery

Notice the the upper deck lounge at 0:35 and the piano bar coach lounge in the rear at 1:13. Plus of course the dining swivel seats in the A-Zone cone at 6:03, and B-Zone at 7:13. And a cool fact was that the AA 747 seats in first and coach both featured inflatable lumbar support! Also note the low...

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by travelsonic
Fri Mar 01, 2019 6:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines 767 Cabins Since Delivery
Replies: 129
Views: 20580

Re: American Airlines 767 Cabins Since Delivery

Ugh, back when Geocities was a thing, there was a page on it from someone who was training to be a flight attendant for American, with TONS of great photos from inside their cabin mockups. Wish I could find it. ~_~

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by travelsonic
Thu Feb 28, 2019 7:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines 767 Cabins Since Delivery
Replies: 129
Views: 20580

Re: American Airlines 767 Cabins Since Delivery

Question: When in 83 did the interior we're discussing come about? According to airfleets.net, American's oldest MD-82 was delivered 4-5-1983.

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by travelsonic
Thu Feb 28, 2019 6:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines 767 Cabins Since Delivery
Replies: 129
Views: 20580

Re: American Airlines 767 Cabins Since Delivery

Also notice in that bottom row of pics on the 767 safety card what appears to be a magazine holder - which'd make sense in the original 24-seat F config, as it would seem there is no bulhead between the 1L door, and 1 A/B

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by travelsonic
Thu Feb 28, 2019 5:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines 767 Cabins Since Delivery
Replies: 129
Views: 20580

Re: American Airlines 767 Cabins Since Delivery

Pardon the double post, twas accidental, but since it is here, I might as well use it. Here is an image I saw online from an April 1996 timetable (I think - guessing by the copyright info on the lefthand page) https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-57pHwtUi3Mk/VAi9wBHnv0I/AAAAAAAAQrk/wl9yK6CK8os/s1600/AA%2Bamer...

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by travelsonic
Thu Feb 28, 2019 5:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines 767 Cabins Since Delivery
Replies: 129
Views: 20580

Re: American Airlines 767 Cabins Since Delivery

I found this rare picture of a 1985 AA seat guide on worth point- It's a DC10 indicated by the amount of rows of seats and the rear right coat closet which the 767 didn't have- but the 767 likely looked similar including those crazy fuzzy cloud graphics on the bulkheads! For me, the overhead bins d...

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by travelsonic
Wed Feb 27, 2019 11:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines 767 Cabins Since Delivery
Replies: 129
Views: 20580

Re: American Airlines 767 Cabins Since Delivery

Anyway- to bring this thread back on topic, if anyone has any photos of the early 767 cabins for AA- I would really appreciate if you could share them! I found an image of the wide-body A300 cabin- This is most likely what the original 1983 767 cabin looked like as well. Too bad there is still no i...

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by travelsonic
Tue Feb 26, 2019 12:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines 767 Cabins Since Delivery
Replies: 129
Views: 20580

Re: American Airlines 767 Cabins Since Delivery

A few things: 1) I think the seats from home alone/home alone 2 are actually different. Indeed, actually I found online a number of American Airlines ads that utilize these variations of the Weber seats. (I too am an old-AA-cabin-interior-nerd of sorts, did a fair amount of research on the matter t...

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by travelsonic
Mon Oct 01, 2018 7:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US Congress working on a bill that would force FAA to mandate minimum seat size
Replies: 138
Views: 12081

Re: US Congress working on a bill that would force FAA to mandate minimum seat size

lightsaber wrote:
MRTC was a spectacular wake up that passengers want cheap!


But how much of it was because of that, and how much of it was due to the turmoil caused by 9-11, and the subsequent wars that broke out? Surely, in looking at the flop of MRTC you have to take into account all the factors?

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by travelsonic
Sun Aug 12, 2018 3:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: QX employee steals and crashes Q400 near SEA
Replies: 705
Views: 100458

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

With the serious complexity of sims nowadays, he probably could. Pilots love to think it could never happen and that sims aren’t the same, which they aren’t, but procedurally anyways, they are now the exact same. Only difference being one is real and one is not. But, I sincerely hope this does not ...

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by travelsonic
Thu Jul 26, 2018 8:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Should the government regulate minimum seating space
Replies: 130
Views: 5496

Re: Should the government regulate minimum seating space

I honestly think technology may have to be one of the bigger influencers on change - for example, being able to utilize graphene in such a way where we can get seats that are way, way, way thinner, yet as - if not much - stronger than what we have now.

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by travelsonic
Tue Jul 17, 2018 8:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Midair collision over Everglades
Replies: 11
Views: 5204

Re: Midair collision over Everglades

Link seems to not work, giving a 404 - Page Not Found error.

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by travelsonic
Sun Jul 15, 2018 5:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FAA: Seat size not their concern
Replies: 124
Views: 13730

Re: FAA: Seat size not their concern

While majority of passengers want cheaper fares, seats will keep evolving, it's really a simple as that. . Exactly. IMO, it is hard to visualize it now, but I see the eventual ability to utilize graphene as one of the biggest advancements that could be made in terms of ultra slimming. Imagine, if g...

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by travelsonic
Fri Jul 13, 2018 6:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FAA: Seat size not their concern
Replies: 124
Views: 13730

Re: FAA: Seat size not their concern

And really seat back thickness doesn't have much to do with seat pitch. When you are sitting down, the distance between your tailbone and your knee caps does. I'm not too sure that seat thinkness can be completely excluded from the equation... even if more of it ends up being psychological. I mean,...

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by travelsonic
Tue Jul 10, 2018 6:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FAA: Seat size not their concern
Replies: 124
Views: 13730

Re: FAA: Seat size not their concern

To shift the discussion slightly, I have to wonder if technology and science would allow us to find a new means of reducing thickness of the seatback without sacrificing comfort OR safety. My thought process being that if we can eventually reduce the seatback as far as physically possible without sa...

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by travelsonic
Tue Jul 03, 2018 11:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FAA: Seat size not their concern
Replies: 124
Views: 13730

Re: FAA: Seat size not their concern

The consumer is all powerful, but not organised, and prefers price over everything else. Eh, irrespective, not all the options on how to approach that choice are in the hands of the consumers - it's up to the airlines with regards to how to respond to it. (Irrespective of if I think seat pitch is b...

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by travelsonic
Mon Jul 02, 2018 2:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JFK EWR Versus HPN ISP SWF for TATL low cost Flights
Replies: 39
Views: 3464

Re: JFK EWR Versus HPN ISP SWF for TATL low cost Flights

It's also annoying that all of the food options (quick mart, Dunkin Donuts, and the bar & diner) are all pre-security while the only option post security is a little quick mart. How long did it take before they finally added any kind of concessions beyond security? I remember for the longest of...

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by travelsonic
Sat Jun 30, 2018 10:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JFK EWR Versus HPN ISP SWF for TATL low cost Flights
Replies: 39
Views: 3464

Re: JFK EWR Versus HPN ISP SWF for TATL low cost Flights

The politics surrounding HPN are absolutely disgusting... mainly that surrounding the construction of, and expansion/lack thereof of the terminal. Doubt intl flights would ever be able to happen. Hell, with the terminal, due to the politics surrounding it, it took a lot before any expansion of space...

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by travelsonic
Sat Jun 30, 2018 2:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta ejects passengers over airplane mode spat
Replies: 177
Views: 16965

Re: Delta ejects passengers over airplane mode spat

Remember, the crew member said "I heard what you said" in the video, which makes me think the pax is leaving something out of her version of the story. In of itself, I am not too sure, I mean, it seems to me like that could be any number of things, including reacting to a snarky remark.

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by travelsonic
Sat Jun 30, 2018 1:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta ejects passengers over airplane mode spat
Replies: 177
Views: 16965

Re: Delta ejects passengers over airplane mode spat

Hence, the rule. And yes, Super80fan, et al. It is FEDERAL LAW, your phone should be in Airplane mode or off as of the moment the aircraft door is closed. Not, the fourth time we ask, not the moment we tap you on the shoulder as you text, and not as you keep talking. Any indication that it was mult...

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by travelsonic
Fri Jun 29, 2018 6:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta ejects passengers over airplane mode spat
Replies: 177
Views: 16965

Re: Delta ejects passengers over airplane mode spat

I dunno, I mean, while I'm all for being respectful to people, I don't understand how anyone can believe that a little snarkiness is enough to warrant being thrown off - I mean, being snarky isn't interfering, and you jolly well can be snarky while complying - and it is clear from the other passenge...

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by travelsonic
Fri Jun 01, 2018 6:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Video of Hawaiian Employee Chucking Bags Posted on Twitter
Replies: 108
Views: 11954

Re: Video of Hawaiian Employee Chucking Bags Posted on Twitter

This video is an invasion of privacy for the ground worker. That’s a joke right? She’s standing out in the open. People looking out a window have every right to watch and record. She should try sucking less at her job. Kind of a slippery slope, but a good lawyer might be able to make a case that th...

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