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by hondah35
Mon Aug 31, 2020 8:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UNITED: investments stopped and continuing
Replies: 14
Views: 6330

Re: UNITED: investments stopped and continuing

capitalflyer wrote:
I assume construction of the new C/D concourse at IAD is on schedule... :duck:


Yes I believe the targeted completion of March 2047 was reaffirmed

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by hondah35
Mon Aug 24, 2020 7:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Braniff and it’s Pacific operation
Replies: 23
Views: 3469

Re: Braniff and it’s Pacific operation

The bottom line with Braniff is that the world changed. The era of customers preferring a high-touch and upscale service environment with sumptuous meals and surroundings, and elegant artistic touches and flourishes, came to an end. The airline industry changed starting in the late 70's/early 80's, ...

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by hondah35
Sat Aug 15, 2020 11:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest removes autistic child due to mask issue
Replies: 122
Views: 14791

Re: Southwest removes autistic child due to mask issue

Why in the world would you take an autistic 3 year old who can't wear a mask on a flight right now anyway? How utterly irresponsible and dangerous for your child, let alone others. It's absolutely right that she was removed. You have absolutely no idea why this family chose to fly. For all you know...

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by hondah35
Mon Jul 27, 2020 8:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 442
Views: 56725

Re: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2020

Here is some info on the elevator/escalator/walkway modernization at T4: https://solicitations.phoenix.gov/Solicitations/GetSolicitationAttachment?attachmentId=4443 Page 13 shows specifically which ones will be modernized. It appears ThyssenKrupp, KONE, and Schindler are participating in this RFP b...

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by hondah35
Mon Jul 27, 2020 12:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aviation sector unpaid leaves and layoffs thread
Replies: 1153
Views: 38151

Re: Southwest will not furlough/lay off workers on Oct. 1

Correct, but either way, lots of money off the payroll for this winter which is likely going to be the toughest period of time of this pandemic for the airlines. By next summer, we should start to see the light at the end of the tunnel. Question is, can WN avoid furloughs for that entire period Win...

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by hondah35
Wed Jul 22, 2020 11:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Just what made the DC-8 Super 73 freighter so popular?
Replies: 32
Views: 7085

Re: Just what made the DC-8 Super 73 freighter so popular?

Around 2002, out of the roughly 1,000 707/720s built, only 80 were in service, most with the USAF. However, out of 556 DC-8s built, 200+ were still in service after 2002. World-renowned Emery Worldwide, UPS, ATI, etc had such a vast fleet of these planes well into the 2000s. In 2012, there were 36 ...

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by hondah35
Wed Jul 15, 2020 10:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta airlines Q2 2020 earnings thread
Replies: 128
Views: 14950

Re: DAL Q2 2020 earnings thread

Almost all of my federal and corporate customers have banned their staff from flying/traveling. Travel quarantines, which are necessary, will make things even more difficult. And a lot of that traffic may never come back. People are realizing that all their business trips were often unnecessary. An...

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by hondah35
Tue Jul 14, 2020 8:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta airlines Q2 2020 earnings thread
Replies: 128
Views: 14950

Re: DAL Q2 2020 earnings thread

This may be strange to say this for a company, but i can't help to feel sad that such a great airline, with a long history, falls like this. My heart goes for all the people working in this industry. Well, if it makes you feel any better, you can smile as you work to pay your taxes which will go in...

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by hondah35
Tue Jul 14, 2020 7:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta airlines Q2 2020 earnings thread
Replies: 128
Views: 14950

Re: DAL Q2 2020 earnings thread

Well, if it makes you feel any better, you can smile as you work to pay your taxes which will go in part to the $2B they lost during their foreign airline investing adventures There needs to be a law preventing any airline receiving bailout funds if it has wasted money investing in overseas airline...

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by hondah35
Tue Jul 14, 2020 6:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta airlines Q2 2020 earnings thread
Replies: 128
Views: 14950

Re: DAL Q2 2020 earnings thread

This may be strange to say this for a company, but i can't help to feel sad that such a great airline, with a long history, falls like this. My heart goes for all the people working in this industry. Well, if it makes you feel any better, you can smile as you work to pay your taxes which will go in...

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by hondah35
Sat Jun 27, 2020 10:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Completely Disobedient Pilot Refuses to Vacate LAS Class B Without Clearance/Argues With ATC
Replies: 46
Views: 14894

Re: Completely Disobedient Pilot Refuses to Vacate LAS Class B Without Clearance/Argues With ATC

SuseJ772 wrote:
One time flying in TPA area I was too high and realized it about mile from a step down


I'm no aviation expert but I know if I were flying when I was high it would end in disaster.

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by hondah35
Sun May 17, 2020 8:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aviation sector unpaid leaves and layoffs thread
Replies: 1153
Views: 38151

Re: Air Canada to layoff 20K workers effective 7 June '20

Things will bounce back eventually. I know they want to stop the bleeding, but this seems like overkill for a short term issue. Were they bloated and needed to shrink before and the downturn is a convenient excuse? Short term issue? The summer travel season is effectively dead...no one is going to ...

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by hondah35
Fri May 15, 2020 2:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Virgin Atlantic creditors aprove restructuring; (files for BK in US Court)
Replies: 1517
Views: 185493

Re: WSJ: Virgin Atlantic in Talks to Raise More Than $900 Million

I do not believe that VS will fail, nor will they be allowed to fail. That said, if VS fails, DL loses a significant portion of their overall LHR access currently afforded by the VS slot portfolio. It would be difficult if not impossible for DL to be able to recover from this within the foreseeable...

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by hondah35
Fri May 15, 2020 2:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Virgin Atlantic creditors aprove restructuring; (files for BK in US Court)
Replies: 1517
Views: 185493

Re: WSJ: Virgin Atlantic in Talks to Raise More Than $900 Million

I do not believe that VS will fail, nor will they be allowed to fail. That said, if VS fails, DL loses a significant portion of their overall LHR access currently afforded by the VS slot portfolio. It would be difficult if not impossible for DL to be able to recover from this within the foreseeable...

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by hondah35
Sat May 02, 2020 4:23 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Alaska to Require Masks
Replies: 8
Views: 1330

Re: Alaska to Require Masks

this is all such a joke. if it were truly a life saving measure, this should have been in place weeks ago. now, when one airline says they will do it, all of them jump on ship so they don't look foolish, when they already look foolish for not taking drastic measure at the beginning of all of this. ...

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by hondah35
Tue Apr 28, 2020 1:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - April 2020
Replies: 542
Views: 99977

Re: JetBlue requiring all customers to cover their face beginning May 4th

They will backtrack quick if other carriers don't adopt the same policy....

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by hondah35
Wed Feb 26, 2020 3:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Concorde: why no LHR-BOS service?
Replies: 35
Views: 7174

Re: Concorde: why no LHR-BOS service?

Way back in the day, late '70's or so, my dad was a lawyer on retainer to an oilman in Dallas and flew with him one time to London on the Braniff Concorde DFW tag-on route.

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by hondah35
Sat Feb 15, 2020 1:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Passenger repeatedly punches back of reclined seat
Replies: 242
Views: 22491

Re: Passenger repeatedly punches back of reclined seat

cedarjet wrote:
Psychopath. And he wouldn’t do it if it was a guy in that seat, wouldn’t dare.


He was obviously dealing with some other frustrations in his life, probably related to feelings of inadequacy of his manhood.

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by hondah35
Sat Feb 15, 2020 12:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Passenger repeatedly punches back of reclined seat
Replies: 242
Views: 22491

Re: Passenger repeatedly punches back of reclined seat

I have flown about 150 segments and not once has the passenger in front of me asked my permission before reclining, or warned me that he was going to do so. So I wonder if this could be a difference between the United States and the rest of the world? Is it a common behaviour in the USA? This is a ...

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by hondah35
Sat Feb 15, 2020 12:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Passenger repeatedly punches back of reclined seat
Replies: 242
Views: 22491

Re: Passenger repeatedly punches back of reclined seat

This is one reason why I love to fly on Ryanair. On flights up to like 3 or 4 hours I dont need recline. And the best part is: nobody will recline his seat into your face. Time will solve the problem. It is only a question, how long time? Ryanair was maybe a pioneer, but isn't alone. For instance e...

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by hondah35
Thu Feb 13, 2020 5:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS to join OneWorld / AA to make SEA an Intl gateway
Replies: 1208
Views: 140432

Re: AA to make SEA an INT hub/launches SEA-BLR in Oct 20/AS to join OneWorld

Adipocere wrote:
Will this finally trigger the much anticipated end of PHX as a hub as AA builds up SEA instead?



Airliner's Law:

As the number of responses to a forum post increases, the probability of someone mentioning the dehubbing of Phoenix approaches 1.

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by hondah35
Thu Nov 21, 2019 4:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Key 747 Factories Shut Down
Replies: 121
Views: 24278

Re: Key 747 Factories Shut Down

The 747, and for that matter, the A380, were doomed for pax usage when it became clear that ETOPS a/c with 2 engines were safe for transoceanic flights. Unless something changes to challenge that perception, I don't think they are coming back. Even if there is a massive downturn in aviation where ma...

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by hondah35
Tue Oct 22, 2019 6:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is the interior quality of B787 and A350 worse compared to older aircraft generations?
Replies: 96
Views: 26818

Re: Why Is 787 Interior Quality So Poor?

This reminds me of when AM first introduced 737s to their fleet 15 or so years ago. During any movement by the aircraft--taking off, landing, braking, etc--a loud cracking noise would come from the bins......so loud that it sounded like an entire section of the bins had broken off and were about to ...

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by hondah35
Wed Oct 16, 2019 12:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: On Their Own, Delta Provides Charter Flight to 'Stranded' Cross-Country Team
Replies: 67
Views: 11229

Re: On Their Own, Delta Provides Charter Flight to 'Stranded' Cross-Country Team

F9 cancels a flight, DL gets good PR. Yet certain posters trying to male the thread about AA. Waiting on someone to blame the peril of these passengers on AA. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk PHL is an AA hub so of course AA would be brought up for not stepping forward. Instead they had their riv...

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by hondah35
Wed Oct 09, 2019 9:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q4 2019, Production suspended
Replies: 5670
Views: 749464

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q4 2019

Prediction for the Record:

None of these MAX aircraft will ever return to a fleet. Not due to technical issues, but because there is going to be a multiyear downturn in aviation which will render them useless.

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by hondah35
Sat Oct 05, 2019 2:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kirby Denies He Will Return to AA, Rumors Swirl of Big Changes in AA Leadership
Replies: 170
Views: 28631

Re: Kirby Denies He Will Return to AA, Rumors Swirl of Big Changes in AA Leadership

Dougie's insane comment about a steady pretax profit of $5B per year in good times and bad was clueless enough to justify his ouster.

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by hondah35
Mon Sep 30, 2019 9:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA beefs up MIA - South America flights, returns to BOS-LHR and extends European schedules
Replies: 175
Views: 25044

Re: AA beefs up MIA - South America flights, returns to BOS-LHR and extends European schedules

Ummmm, of course its a knee jerk reaction. It's called punish LATAM and Delta as much as possible by flooding their prime routes with capacity. It's highly doubtful that AA will add service to secondary and tertiary South American markets, because those routes are certifiable stinkers. They barely w...

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by hondah35
Sat Sep 28, 2019 1:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA/oneworld Needs a Win
Replies: 123
Views: 19082

Re: AA/oneworld Needs a Win

oneworld doesn't need to do anything at the moment. Delta seems to be on some strange quest to build a global machine of an airline at probably exactly the wrong time. We are probably nearing the end of the current business cycle, being closer to the next major recession than the last one. Meanwhile...

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by hondah35
Fri Sep 27, 2019 3:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta buying 20% of LATAM
Replies: 867
Views: 127766

Re: Delta buying 20% of LATAM

This is all going to blow up in Delta's face. Too many hands in too many cookie jars and ALL of them exposed to a downturn in flying due to a recession.

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by hondah35
Mon Sep 23, 2019 9:38 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Who will take Thomas Cook’s planes
Replies: 63
Views: 14785

Re: Who will take Thomas Cook’s planes

The only question we need to be answering is who is going to take those beautiful Condor 753s?

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by hondah35
Sun Sep 15, 2019 1:20 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Flying with an emotional support animal may soon get a whole lot more difficult
Replies: 62
Views: 9256

Re: Flying with an emotional support animal may soon get a whole lot more difficult

The horse incident was when this all collapsed into farce. Nobody involved seemed to realize it, but that incident basically made the flight crew look like fools for allowing that obvious safety hazard to occur. It also betrayed the entire US aviation safety regulatory structure as useless and impot...

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by hondah35
Sat Aug 31, 2019 10:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA's Summer From Hell
Replies: 95
Views: 20684

Re: AA's Summer From Hell

[ There's no doubt that Kirby's arrival at UA coincided with the company really hitting its stride. Many wonder if he was really the brains behind the Parker-Kirby operation. codc: I remember reading an interview with Doug Parker after Scott Kirby. Parker said he fired Kirby and something like it w...

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by hondah35
Mon Aug 19, 2019 12:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: American Airlines to Modify Project Oasis Planes.
Replies: 258
Views: 53968

Re: Rumor: American Airlines to Modify Project Oasis Planes.

Delta 321 is horrible. Extremely tight and the lavatories are in the galley! DL and UA have had the slim lavatories for years now and no one says anything. But for some reason when AA does it everyone gets upset. Passengers could take a dump in the aisle on a DL plane and there would still be a fan...

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by hondah35
Sat Aug 03, 2019 6:17 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: SFO bans sale of plastic water bottles
Replies: 95
Views: 11615

Re: SFO bans sale of plastic water bottles

You used to be able to use a drinking fountain or sit down at a restaurant and get a glass of water. Now newer terminals don't have drinking fountains and a lot of the sit down restaurants have been replaced with quick serve places with the same generic selection of single use plastic drinks. If we ...

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by hondah35
Sun Jul 28, 2019 11:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 7/28/2019:AA Adds PHX-COS/CVG/FAR, Drops ORDRNO;DL Adds JFKBOG;KX Drops DEN;UA Drops BJX-ORD
Replies: 58
Views: 12005

Re: OAG Changes 7/28/2019:AA Adds PHX-COS/CVG/FAR, Drops ORDRNO;DL Adds JFKBOG;KX Drops DEN;UA Drops BJX-ORD

But.....everyone on a.net told me that PHX was going to be dehubbed as the weak link in the AA network.....

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by hondah35
Tue Jul 23, 2019 6:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Can DL Pacific gateway in SEA work?
Replies: 155
Views: 21954

Re: Can DL Pacific gateway in SEA work?

Seattle has definitely always punched above its weight in population when it comes to corporate presence and cultural amenities (King, Pierce, and Snohomish counties combined still have less people than metro Phoenix), and that is paying off now in ever increasing air service.

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by hondah35
Thu Jul 11, 2019 2:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Atlanta Mayor OK's Smoking Ban at ATL
Replies: 188
Views: 17718

Re: Atlanta Mayor OK's Smoking Ban at ATL

Even the smoking room at LAS has been closed for close to 10 years or more now so this is not that big of a deal. Although I always find it humorous when the simpletons come out in force and condemn smoking tobacco due to the health effects and yet will smoke marijuana even in light of its obvious ...

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by hondah35
Thu Jul 11, 2019 2:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Atlanta Mayor OK's Smoking Ban at ATL
Replies: 188
Views: 17718

Re: Atlanta Mayor OK's Smoking Ban at ATL

Even the smoking room at LAS has been closed for close to 10 years or more now so this is not that big of a deal. Although I always find it humorous when the simpletons come out in force and condemn smoking tobacco due to the health effects and yet will smoke marijuana even in light of its obvious n...

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by hondah35
Sat Apr 13, 2019 8:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta announces reduction in recline on A320 fleet
Replies: 176
Views: 22645

Re: Delta announces reduction in recline on A320 fleet

The reactions on here don't surprise me. Very few people know how to actually relax anymore. Reclining = bad. Filling your personal space with a laptop, etc to do meaningless work en route = good. So those who actually want to rest a little en route get the pleasure of nodding their head forward int...

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by hondah35
Wed Feb 20, 2019 6:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates launching to Porto
Replies: 32
Views: 7897

Re: Emirates launching to Porto

Does Porto really need a ME3 connection? Why does this feel like we're in one big air travel bubble that is going to pop with tremendous effect?

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by hondah35
Sat Nov 03, 2018 11:20 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Man removed from WestJet flight after falling asleep prior to takeoff.
Replies: 94
Views: 16775

Re: Man removed from WestJet flight after falling asleep prior to takeoff.

Being awake for takeoff is a requirement now? Am I missing something? I've probably slept through dozens of takeoffs. No but a decent chance of being roused isn't unreasonable. The passenger had taken sleeping pills, if these had made him sleepy to the point of being difficult to awaken (think emer...

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by hondah35
Sat Nov 03, 2018 7:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Mexico city's new airport to be improved Santa Lucía Airport
Replies: 143
Views: 38190

Re: Mexico city's new airport to be canceled

I still trust AMLO many times more than any of the other players involved in this, although I am sure he is far from perfect. AMLO is contending that the "secret plan" was that once the new airport is built and they shut down the old one, there was an agreement that private companies would...

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by hondah35
Sat Nov 03, 2018 7:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Mexico city's new airport to be improved Santa Lucía Airport
Replies: 143
Views: 38190

Re: Mexico city's new airport to be canceled

Since this involves Mexico, the only thing you can be sure of is that whatever story is told as the reasoning for events is just the cover story, and the real truth lurks somewhere deep beneath the apparent surface of things.

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by hondah35
Thu Oct 18, 2018 11:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WOW Air Axes JFK and DFW Routes: is Their Model Failing?
Replies: 113
Views: 23840

Re: WOW Air Axes JFK and DFW Routes: is Their Model Failing?

The only route that Wow will be flying soon is the route to the bankruptcy court. After the bond issue trial balloon drama over the past few months and then these route cuts let's not kid ourselves into thinking this airline is long for this world.

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by hondah35
Fri Oct 05, 2018 11:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Doug Parker: "Our crowded planes are much more comfortable."
Replies: 61
Views: 14340

Re: Doug Parker: "Our crowded planes are much more comfortable."

This is an extremely misleading thread starter extrapolated from an absurd article by Bill Murphy. Doug Parker never said "our crowded planes are much more comfortable". What he did say, and it happens to be true, is that new generation slimline seats at 30 inches of pitch provide more le...

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by hondah35
Fri Oct 05, 2018 10:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Doug Parker: "Our crowded planes are much more comfortable."
Replies: 61
Views: 14340

Re: Doug Parker: "Our crowded planes are much more comfortable."

Apologies if it's been discussed, I looked and Googled, didn't see it mentioned; Doug Parker says reducing legroom on his planes has made them more comfortable. https://www.inc.com/bill-murphy-jr/american-airlines-seat-pitch-basic-economy-doug-parker-2018.html Doug needs to set aside the Kool-Aid. ...

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by hondah35
Wed Oct 03, 2018 2:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Seattle/Tacoma Area 2nd New Airport (SeaTac Reliever/Replacement)
Replies: 148
Views: 14321

Re: New airport for Seattle-Tacoma Region

The only thing loonier than this that I’ve read on here lately is 80 million passengers a year connecting thru a mythical airport in Ethiopia. That story worried me. When industry conversation turns to an 80M pax connecting hub in Ethiopia, one has to think we might be on the brink of an implosion ...

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by hondah35
Tue Oct 02, 2018 11:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Seattle/Tacoma Area 2nd New Airport (SeaTac Reliever/Replacement)
Replies: 148
Views: 14321

Re: New airport for Seattle-Tacoma Region

Are you like 12 years old and just looked on Google maps and saw a big wooded island in Puget Sound? What garbage.

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by hondah35
Tue Oct 02, 2018 11:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Primera Air bankruptcy
Replies: 185
Views: 39724

Re: Primera Air bankruptcy

Primera will end up being the canary in the coal mine. The great TATL low-cost experiment is unraveling and WOW and Norwegian will be the next to fold. Eventually, LEVEL will shrink back into irrelevance once IAG views the low-cost threat to be in the past, just like they did with OpenSkies once the...

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by hondah35
Tue Aug 04, 2015 11:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta 191: 30 Years Ago
Replies: 59
Views: 20822

RE: Delta 191: 30 Years Ago

I was 8 years old and we were heading north on Belt Line Road in Irving heading toward Irving Mall for dinner when we saw the smoke. We were only 7-8 miles from the crash and saw the smoke but it wasn't clear that it was a crash because the thunderstorm didn't appear that big or threatening when we ...

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