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by davescj
Sat Jun 05, 2021 1:58 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: R/T PHL-MCO in F - $3,297
Replies: 13
Views: 1388

Re: R/T PHL-MCO in F - $3,297

So a r/t tomorrow (6/5), that is outbound and return on the same day, purchased today (6/4), less than 24 hrs in advance, shows in F a low price of 721 and a top price of 2689. but when I went to book, AA wouldn't let me. Orbitz is showning AA top price at 2039. OTOH, UA is offering a flight via ORD...

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by davescj
Fri May 28, 2021 1:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Airlines flight attendant loses two teeth after passenger assault
Replies: 123
Views: 17920

Re: Southwest Airlines flight attendant loses two teeth after passenger assault

The person should be given due process of law. If guilty, then penal sanction. But the lifetime ban should be without question on all airlines. This behavior needs to have consequences.

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by davescj
Thu Apr 15, 2021 5:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France Adds Denver
Replies: 84
Views: 14570

Re: Air France Adds Denver

Neither DL nor AF show the non-stop routing on their websites for 7/2.

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by davescj
Sat Apr 10, 2021 2:16 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: British Airways Club World Upper Deck on the Boeing 747 (My Final Flight on the Jumbo Jet)
Replies: 9
Views: 9762

Re: British Airways Club World Upper Deck on the Boeing 747 (My Final Flight on the Jumbo Jet)

BA was the first airline I flew in C cabin upstairs (I can claim KLM upstairs and AF in the A380 in J). i miss her already. I always enjoyed the upstairs exit row. Thanks for bringing back memories.

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by davescj
Sat Mar 06, 2021 4:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pope Francis visit to Iraq
Replies: 35
Views: 8215

Re: Pope Francis visit to Irak

Since 1964 and Pope Paul VI on one way the popes use Alitalia and on the way back a national carrier of a country they visited. So it is just a tradtion to do it that way. Not anymore. Last decade or so AZ both ways I was about to say the same. AZ generally deals with papal travel. Something else t...

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by davescj
Thu Dec 03, 2020 3:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DOT Revisits "Emotional Support Animal" Rules
Replies: 62
Views: 7027

Re: DOT Revisits "Emotional Support Animal" Rules

The airlines did this to themselves.... they want $250 RT or $375 for a 3 leg itinerary for my 9 pound dog to go under the seat in front of me. 50% of the time the seatmate had no idea there was even a dog there. If the fee was commensurate with the space and cost (i.e $25 each way), people wouldn'...

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by davescj
Thu Dec 03, 2020 1:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DOT Revisits "Emotional Support Animal" Rules
Replies: 62
Views: 7027

Re: DOT Revisits "Emotional Support Animal" Rules

Finally, good news on the animal front. I understand trained disability animals. BTW - air carriers are exempt from ADA, they are covered under separate laws and regulations.

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by davescj
Fri May 22, 2020 1:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways network updates
Replies: 583
Views: 91636

Re: BA cancels LHR-CHS for rest of 2020

IAH will stay. I remember when I was a gold on BA (then the highest tier). There were NO upgrades to IAH, b/c of the oil execs flying on it. I promise that hasn't changed.

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by davescj
Mon May 18, 2020 4:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: Delta to Convert Some Planes to All Delta One Suites
Replies: 64
Views: 16106

Re: Rumor: Delta to Convert Some Planes to All Delta One Suites

It isn't completely crazy. MartinAir at one time ran an AMS - IAH- AMS service for KLM (it was the only flight I could not get DL mile credit on). They ran an all J service on a 737. I could see DL doing something similar for high J routes (JFK-LHR, CDG, AMS, that kind of thing). It might be a way t...

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by davescj
Sat May 02, 2020 3:17 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Are DL A319 ETOPS?
Replies: 8
Views: 2238

Re: Are DL A319 ETOPS?

While it is not ETOPS, do the A319s not have life jackets? Some how it sticks in my mind that the A319s, and B717s have life jackets but A320s do not.

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by davescj
Sun Apr 19, 2020 10:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Braniff Bankruptcy 1983
Replies: 44
Views: 6905

Re: Braniff Bankruptcy 1983

Thank you for posting. It was interesting. to see how and why some of the decisions were made.

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by davescj
Tue Apr 07, 2020 8:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UPDATE: 27-year-old investor buys controlling share of El Al (was: El Al temporarily ceases ops)
Replies: 111
Views: 19896

Re: EL AL denied loan package

The delay tactic might also be a way for force concessions on unions, management, etc.

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by davescj
Mon Apr 06, 2020 12:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airport construction projects question
Replies: 74
Views: 11117

Re: Airport construction projects question

MEM is also having major construction work done. At least here, nothing has been reported about stopping the work. FWIW, the pax section of MEM will be much smaller than it once was. With the draw down of DL flights, I am sure the terminal will still be rather space generous for some time.

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by davescj
Sat Apr 04, 2020 3:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: DL retired MD-80/90s quickly
Replies: 1226
Views: 275409

Re: DL retiring MD-80/90s quickly

DL 9964, MD88, registration N999DN, showing ATL- BHY. Looks like the last revenue flight had been DL 985 RDU - ATL on April 3. Looks like it had been scheduled (and flights cancelled) on April 3 ATL-PIT (DL 371) and ATL - OMA (DL 871). FLightrader24 does not show any future flights for this plane.

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by davescj
Tue Mar 10, 2020 4:36 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Most Complicated Livery?
Replies: 36
Views: 3961

Re: Most Complicated Livery?

I would have thought Frontier - all the different animals.

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by davescj
Tue Mar 10, 2020 3:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020
Replies: 1143
Views: 186729

Re: DL COVID-19 Schedule Reduction Announced

FWIW, per the DL website on March 10, the following regions are seeing these reductions: Pacific down 65%, Trans-Atlantic down 15 -20%, domestic down 10-15%, Latin [America?] down 5%. The following are posted reductions in service: SOUTH KOREA • Service between Minneapolis/St. Paul and Seoul-Incheon...

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by davescj
Tue Mar 10, 2020 3:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020
Replies: 1143
Views: 186729

Re: DL COVID-19 Schedule Reduction Announced

I will be interested to see what flights are cut (or reduced capacity) and for how long. I see that international travel is to be cut by 20%. Considering Israel is going to impose a 14 day quarantine for everyone coming in, I suspect that route might well be suspended (since I would guess most trave...

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by davescj
Fri Jan 24, 2020 3:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US DoT Proposes ban on Emotional Support Animals other than trained dogs
Replies: 104
Views: 12997

Re: US DoT Proposes ban on Emotional Support Animals other than trained dogs

dstblj52 wrote:
But then the animal would end up in the hold, and if you read what people say about that I don't think dropping the charge 50 or 75 dollars is going to change that reaction.


Then leave the animal at home. Get a neighbor to feed and water your pet. It was not that long ago when that was normal.

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by davescj
Thu Jan 23, 2020 12:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US DoT Proposes ban on Emotional Support Animals other than trained dogs
Replies: 104
Views: 12997

Re: US DoT Proposes ban on Emotional Support Animals other than trained dogs

This is a great change. The reality is that aircraft are not designed for animals in the passenger cabin. In the case of service dogs (such as guide dogs) or psychiatric animals, which are trained animals, this will not be a problem. I also am probably in the minority in suggesting as well that no a...

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by davescj
Tue Oct 08, 2019 1:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: effect of MAX grounding on non MAX carriers
Replies: 2
Views: 1182

effect of MAX grounding on non MAX carriers

So as we all know the 737 MAX is grounded world wide. And of course that has created havoc for carriers that fly the MAX. But what effects have others seen for other carriers? I noticed that DL is now flying some flight numbers as 8xxx because they are flying routes AM would normally fly with a Max ...

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by davescj
Sat Aug 10, 2019 2:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Drunk FA fired (UA Express, ORD-SBN)
Replies: 62
Views: 12665

Re: Drunk FA fired (UA Express, ORD-SBN)

My question - how did the gate agent who let her down the jetway not notice? There had to be multiple people who failed in this instance. I can understand not notifying the pilots- UA doesn't have the best reputation, no one wants to be charged with 'interfering with flight crew.'

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by davescj
Mon Jul 15, 2019 1:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta AMS-JFK Cancels for Drunk FO
Replies: 134
Views: 26598

Re: Delta AMS-JFK Cancels for Drunk FO

To a degree. Its also to an extent an ADA issue. Certain ailments, like alcoholism, can under certain circumstances be treated as a disability. A lot depends upon the diagnosis and how far the doctors and lawyers are willing to go, but in some cases it may be against the law to fire a diagnosed alc...

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by davescj
Fri Jul 12, 2019 12:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jeffrey Epstein’s aircraft
Replies: 26
Views: 10394

Re: Jeffrey Epstein’s aircraft

If the 727 has become (effectively) a private aircraft, what would the range be? Since it is not flying with a full load of people (as in a regular airline flight), I"m guessing it can go quite a bit farther?

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by davescj
Fri Jun 21, 2019 12:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UPDATED: Delta announces JFK-BOM
Replies: 1074
Views: 167605

Re: UPDATED: Delta announces JFK-BOM

Per AirlineRoute.net frequency reduced to 5x weekly https://www.routesonline.com/news/38/airlineroute/284971/delta-1h20-mumbai-frequency-variations/ Will it even start? UA just cancelled. I do wonder what will happen with the tensions rising in Iran. I cannot imagine this is a place or time that an...

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by davescj
Fri Jun 21, 2019 12:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH412 6/20/2019 -diverted, why?
Replies: 13
Views: 2473

Re: LH412 6/20/2019 -diverted, why?

The article said they changed from DUB to SNN for runway length. I am guessing because of the weight of the fuel still on board?

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by davescj
Thu Jun 20, 2019 11:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH412 6/20/2019 -diverted, why?
Replies: 13
Views: 2473

Re: LH412 6/20/2019 -diverted, why?

LAXintl wrote:
Offload unruly passenger.
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I have to say....I would feel sorry for everyone else. What a pain...

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by davescj
Thu Jun 20, 2019 11:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH412 6/20/2019 -diverted, why?
Replies: 13
Views: 2473

LH412 6/20/2019 -diverted, why?

So I saw that LH 412 was diverted to SNN (normal route is MUC-Newark). Anyone know why?NOw showing as leaving Shannon at 2126, arrive Newark 2252. Ship is airbus A350, registration D-AIXA.

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by davescj
Sun Jun 16, 2019 12:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta 477
Replies: 1
Views: 855

Re: Delta 477

Per FR24, it looks to be onetime. Saturday's flight looked fine as well.

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by davescj
Thu Feb 28, 2019 3:45 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: $1.1M lawsuit filed after 'emotional support' dog mauled 5yo girl
Replies: 51
Views: 4877

Re: $1.1M lawsuit filed after 'emotional support' dog mauled 5yo girl

Last year when multiple airlines changed policies for emotional support animals (it was discussed on his board in March, May, June, and Nov 2018) I was among many who said support animals need to be treated like pets in the cabin (in a carrier, under the seat, etc). I said then - there was going to ...

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by davescj
Fri Feb 22, 2019 3:34 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: American livery. Dated?
Replies: 52
Views: 5678

Re: American livery. Dated?

IPFreely wrote:
AA’s polished aluminum was iconic. Anything that followed it was going to look bad in comparison.


I could not agree more. I didn't not like the new livery when it came out...and I still do not. I do not think it will stand the test of time.

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by davescj
Tue Feb 19, 2019 11:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta MD-88s in Atlanta
Replies: 56
Views: 9297

Re: Delta MD-88s in Atlanta

I live in MEM and most of our flights to ATL are MD88. I do wonder what will be next. We get the odd 737 or A319 (esp to MSP), but I suspect we'll get the MD90s maybe B717.

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by davescj
Thu Feb 14, 2019 8:50 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: sterile cockpit - high altitude airports question
Replies: 24
Views: 3476

sterile cockpit - high altitude airports question

I hope this is the right forum. If not - moderators, please move it for me. As I understand the rule, the sterile cockpit rule comes into effect at about 10K feet. How is that rule adapted for high altitude airports (I'm thinking like La Paz where you're already at 13K or Mexico City, where you're a...

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by davescj
Thu Feb 14, 2019 2:43 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Air France Caribbean / Indian Ocean Business Class
Replies: 7
Views: 1703

Re: Air France Caribbean / Indian Ocean Business Class

https://seatguru.com/airlines/Air_Franc ... -300_E.php

I do wonder - would you get 1 FA for the cabin? Or two? It wouldn't be too bad for a day flight. And at least there is a dedicated lav.
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Seatguru would seem to suggest you are getting an 'angled' flat seat. The link is here

https://seatguru.com/airlines/Air_Franc ... -300_E.php

I do wonder - would you get 1 FA for the cabin? Or two? It wouldn't be too bad for a day flight. And at least there is a dedicated lav.

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by davescj
Wed Feb 13, 2019 2:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM 747-400 PH-BFV hits KLM 787-9 PH-BHA at Amsterdam Schiphol Airport
Replies: 40
Views: 13395

Re: KLM 747-400 PH-BFV hits KLM 787-9 PH-BHA at Amsterdam Schiphol Airport

KL 602 now showing ETD/ETA 1905 - 1420 (schedule had been 1350 - 905). Still showing a mixed combo. The outbound KL 601 now departing 1729.

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by davescj
Wed Feb 13, 2019 2:05 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your FF programs: past and present
Replies: 30
Views: 2654

Re: Your FF programs: past and present

Current:
DL

Past
Southwest (when it was stamped onto paper)
AA Advantage*
Frontier Fly Free (I think was the name?)
UA MileagePlus
US Dividend Miles
CO OnePass
BA Executive Club

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by davescj
Wed Feb 13, 2019 2:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM 747-400 PH-BFV hits KLM 787-9 PH-BHA at Amsterdam Schiphol Airport
Replies: 40
Views: 13395

Re: KLM 747-400 PH-BFV hits KLM 787-9 PH-BHA at Amsterdam Schiphol Airport

DL website is showing DL 9374 (KL operated) as cancelled. However. DL 8816 is showing the same ETD/ETA (1650 - 2025) on 767-300. If you prefer flightradar24, however, the flight is shown to be operated by an A330, ship N810NW.

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by davescj
Wed Feb 13, 2019 12:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM 747-400 PH-BFV hits KLM 787-9 PH-BHA at Amsterdam Schiphol Airport
Replies: 40
Views: 13395

Re: KLM 747-400 PH-BFV hits KLM 787-9 PH-BHA at Amsterdam Schiphol Airport

AMS - LAX shows "awaiting take off" on DL site. KLM just shows KL 601 the arrival and departure at the same time.....I'm guessing they have not updated the system yet to show a delay?....They are showing KL 621 (AMS- ATL) as cancelled.

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by davescj
Wed Feb 13, 2019 1:04 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Former Continental Airlines Headquarters at LAX to be torn down
Replies: 41
Views: 7423

Re: Former Continental Airlines Headquarters at LAX to be torn down

Also empty buildings become security and insurance liability that is unnecessary. If the area is clear, you can see who (or what) is there much more easily. And should you want to expand, you have some clear space.

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by davescj
Tue Jul 24, 2018 10:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL 1052 aborted take off (MKE - ATL)
Replies: 6
Views: 1616

Re: DL 1052 aborted take off (MKE - ATL)

Was not on the plane, just with another pax Drive n DL club. He described the sound like a hammer hitting the engine. The plane did return to the gate D45 I believe. The flight I guess will be rescued with an 845 departure to ATL.

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by davescj
Tue Jul 24, 2018 9:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL 1052 aborted take off (MKE - ATL)
Replies: 6
Views: 1616

Re: DL 1052 aborted take off (MKE - ATL)

I just caught the serial number fir those who are interested N921DL.

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by davescj
Tue Jul 24, 2018 8:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL 1052 aborted take off (MKE - ATL)
Replies: 6
Views: 1616

Re: DK 1052 aborted take off (MKE - ATL)

Varsity1 wrote:
Passengers are the most unreliable source of information.


Well, the guy was on the flight and he was sitting next to the engine. He heard the sound in the engine and takeoff was aborted.

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by davescj
Tue Jul 24, 2018 8:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL 1052 aborted take off (MKE - ATL)
Replies: 6
Views: 1616

DL 1052 aborted take off (MKE - ATL)

So apparently DL 1052 had a problem with the right engine today, problem happened during take off, according to pax in the DL club with me. New departure is 845 pm (they have having to fly a plane into MKE to rescue the folk who are now seriously delayed). Anyone know what was the problem?

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by davescj
Tue May 22, 2018 2:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA tells FAs to stop Sloppy Grooming
Replies: 168
Views: 21058

Re: UA tells FAs to stop Sloppy Grooming

O. Henry said "The clothes make the man." He was right. I am glad UA is taking this step. Once you go to work for a company in a public position, you are not on your own time when you show up for work. You are the public face of the company. If you don't like that, get a different job.

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by davescj
Tue May 22, 2018 1:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta opens pop-up lounge for middle-seat passengers in Boston
Replies: 43
Views: 10151

Re: Delta opens pop-up lounge for middle-seat passengers in Boston

So they tried it for one day today. Maybe they will try something similar in another airport. Sure it was good marketing and worth a google hit. Maybe it it catches with customers, they will do it again. Bravo.

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by davescj
Sat May 19, 2018 2:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA tells FAs to stop Sloppy Grooming
Replies: 168
Views: 21058

Re: UA tells FAs to stop Sloppy Grooming

I am glad UA is taking this action. In fact, the FA is a front person for their company. Most people will not deal with the corporate office. They see who is in the airport and plane. And as O. Henry said, clothes make the [person.] I have not flown AA in years. No comment. Haven't flown SW in years...

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by davescj
Sat May 19, 2018 1:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Man punches deaf pregnant woman and service dog on F9 flight at MCO
Replies: 63
Views: 10391

Re: Man punches deaf pregnant woman and service dog on F9 flight at MCO

Punched anyone? Really? on landing? I do not know where to go.

Civil aviation- if it on a plane, its discussed.

I am all about TRAINED service dogs. I am just. sad.

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by davescj
Tue May 15, 2018 1:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA revises emotional support animal policy
Replies: 5
Views: 1737

Re: AA revises emotional support animal policy

Looks like common sense policies to me.

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by davescj
Mon May 14, 2018 4:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA kicks off 1st class pax for serving drinks to economy pax
Replies: 30
Views: 8150

Re: AA kicks off 1st class pax for serving drinks to economy pax

I believe it is FAA policy that only an FA can serve alcohol aboard the flight. While perhaps his heart was in the right place, what he did was dumb. Especially after he was told NO by the FA. If it was that big a deal, could he not simply have bought them something during the regular drink run?

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by davescj
Mon May 14, 2018 2:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Leaked Sneak Peek: United New Uniforms
Replies: 41
Views: 14879

Re: Leaked Sneak Peek: United New Uniforms

From bad to worse....

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by davescj
Wed May 09, 2018 1:53 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Transiting ORD on AA int. to domestic in 2hrs
Replies: 17
Views: 1944

Re: Transiting ORD on AA int. to domestic in 2hrs

It depends how fast you get out of customs. I had a colleague arrive IB ex-MAD. He is an EU citizen. It took in excess of 3 hrs to clear immigration. Many pax on that flight (AA, IB, others) both US citizens and non citizens missed flights. AA is good about rebooking in those cases. To be fair, I th...

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