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by glbltrvlr
Tue Oct 06, 2020 5:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dallas/Fort Worth Aviation Thread (DFW/DAL) - 2020
Replies: 131
Views: 24120

Re: Dallas/Fort Worth Aviation Thread (DFW/DAL) - 2020

I can't figure out how a 30-plus-year-old 'building' is suddenly not up to code. Generally -but not always-, a new tenant or some sort of extensive, invasive renovation is needed to invoke 'not-up-to-code' in an existing building. It must have been something quite serious to warrant shutting the wh...

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by glbltrvlr
Fri Oct 02, 2020 6:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Boeing to Consolidate 787 Production in South Carolina
Replies: 320
Views: 55461

Re: Updated: Boeing to Consolidate 787 Production in South Carolina

Sooner787 wrote:
Scott Hamilton surmised yesterday Boeing might move the 737 line to Everett and sell the Renton Factory. I'm sure Boeing could get big bucks for that land :)


If they were ever to do it, this would be the time with the least disruption.

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by glbltrvlr
Fri Oct 02, 2020 2:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Boeing to Consolidate 787 Production in South Carolina
Replies: 320
Views: 55461

Re: Updated: Boeing to Consolidate 787 Production in South Carolina

It's clear BA is going to be looking for income from any source for the next few years. I could see the delivery center moving up to Everett and the sale of Boeing Field. If they really want to preserve the large aircraft production facilities as is, they could move all the 737 production from Rento...

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by glbltrvlr
Mon Nov 18, 2019 8:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dallas/Fort Worth Aviation Thread (DFW/DAL) - 2019
Replies: 587
Views: 87949

Re: Dallas/Fort Worth Aviation Thread (DFW/DAL) - 2019

"I don't want to be critical of other airports, but there are some airports building new terminals and I see pictures. And they're gorgeous pictures. These big, soaring lobbies that, from an architectural standpoint, look beautiful," Donohue said. "I say to myself, 'Is that really wh...

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by glbltrvlr
Fri Nov 08, 2019 4:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1170
Views: 222502

Re: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2019

A couple of things UA appears to be doing at ORD: "In addition, United is working on tech enhancements at its hub airports, including an indoor GPS network at Chicago O'Hare, with which passengers can map out step-by-step directions to their gate via United's app" UA doesn't need a map. T...

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by glbltrvlr
Sat Aug 24, 2019 12:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dallas/Fort Worth Aviation Thread (DFW/DAL) - 2019
Replies: 587
Views: 87949

Re: Dallas/Fort Worth Aviation Thread (DFW/DAL) - 2019

expanded concessions spaces,
Read: narrower concourses and less gate seating.

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by glbltrvlr
Fri Aug 23, 2019 11:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dallas/Fort Worth Aviation Thread (DFW/DAL) - 2019
Replies: 587
Views: 87949

Re: Dallas/Fort Worth Aviation Thread (DFW/DAL) - 2019

Well, it appears the decision on whether to tear Terminal C down or renovate it has been made: Terminal C is one of the Airport’s original terminals and opened in 1974. DFW and American plan to significantly improve the customer experience at Terminal C, bringing it in line with Terminals A, B and E...

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by glbltrvlr
Fri Apr 05, 2019 1:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines "Evolution" to Globe Livery released
Replies: 1797
Views: 388630

Re: United Airlines "Evolution" to Globe Livery coming in April

xxcr wrote:
https://simpleflying.com/united-airlines-new-livery-leaked/


From the link:

Update: One Mile At A Time has noted that the below livery is NOT United’s new livery after a spokesperson reached out to them.

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by glbltrvlr
Sat Mar 09, 2019 4:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DFW delays
Replies: 18
Views: 2415

Re: DFW delays

One of my worst travel experiences was DFW in the spring.We were delayed an hour leaving from ABQ. The flight took over 2 hours (scheduled for 90 minutes) dodging thunderstorms, and then when we landed we were directed to park on a taxiway in western Louisiana with 100 or so other aircraft to wait f...

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by glbltrvlr
Thu Feb 07, 2019 6:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reuters: United to add premium seats on regional and mainline jets
Replies: 272
Views: 29624

Re: Reuters: United to add premium seats on regional and mainline jets

You are wrong about the baggage. Customers hate waiting for carryon bags from the gate checked process. The time it takes to download all of the bags from cargo and place them on a cart. Then cart needs to be pushed or driven to the jetbridge where they are then offloaded and sent my had or conveyo...

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by glbltrvlr
Wed Feb 06, 2019 9:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reuters: United to add premium seats on regional and mainline jets
Replies: 272
Views: 29624

Re: Reuters: United to add premium seats on regional and mainline jets

I appreciate innovation and outside of the box thinking. I have no clue if this idea will work or not but this certainly is a clever use of resources. United is scope limited in the 70ish seat arena, so they decide to take a run at the unlimited 50 seat category. They get to test the waters with a ...

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by glbltrvlr
Wed Feb 06, 2019 5:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reuters: United to add premium seats on regional and mainline jets
Replies: 272
Views: 29624

Re: Reuters: United to add premium seats on regional and mainline jets

This new CRJ doesn't make sense to me. They take an existing aircraft CRJ 700 and reduce the number of seats to 50. They are left with empty space so bombardier fills in the empty space with luggage racks and a snack bar. If the goal is to increase premium seats while remaining within the 50 seat s...

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by glbltrvlr
Wed Feb 06, 2019 5:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reuters: United to add premium seats on regional and mainline jets
Replies: 272
Views: 29624

Re: Reuters: United to add premium seats on regional and mainline jets

The article says a new certificate based on the 700 and also says it’s a new order. One suspects the authors of the USA Today and similar articles do not understand the difference between a type certificate and supplemental type certificate. Technically any significant change to aircraft configurat...

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by glbltrvlr
Wed Feb 06, 2019 3:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reuters: United to add premium seats on regional and mainline jets
Replies: 272
Views: 29624

Re: Reuters: United to add premium seats on regional and mainline jets

And AA had to call their MD-80s Super 80s and Delta had to call theirs MD-88s. Not exactly. AA's decision to use the term Super 80 was a marketing decision to get around some bad press the DC-9s had at the time. The Type Certificate and manufacturing plate on the door still said DC-9. I think the s...

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by glbltrvlr
Wed Feb 06, 2019 3:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reuters: United to add premium seats on regional and mainline jets
Replies: 272
Views: 29624

Re: Reuters: United to add premium seats on regional and mainline jets

And AA had to call their MD-80s Super 80s and Delta had to call theirs MD-88s. Not exactly. AA's decision to use the term Super 80 was a marketing decision to get around some bad press the DC-9s had at the time. The Type Certificate and manufacturing plate on the door still said DC-9. I think the s...

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by glbltrvlr
Wed Feb 06, 2019 2:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reuters: United to add premium seats on regional and mainline jets
Replies: 272
Views: 29624

Re: Reuters: United to add premium seats on regional and mainline jets

I didn't know there was any other requirement than one flight attendant for every 50 sets. Just make a recorded announcement with appropriate pauses for the flight attendant to walk down the aisle and demonstrate. Exactly. A second FA on a 50 seater would kill the economics even more. FAA requireme...

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by glbltrvlr
Tue Dec 11, 2018 3:53 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Delta Air Lines to ditch zone boarding in 2019
Replies: 33
Views: 4254

Re: Delta Air Lines to ditch zone boarding in 2019

I hate zone boarding. Load them up by row, back to front. That way all of the idiots that cant get their bags put away and their crap together aren't blocking all of the rest of the passengers from boarding and getting situated. I've done numerous time studies on it over the years and row boarding ...

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by glbltrvlr
Mon Sep 17, 2018 2:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018
Replies: 2603
Views: 382614

Re: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018

Whoops - found your note about excluding ORD. While I think the route has been proportionately under filled with Polaris birds, there have been some assigned.

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by glbltrvlr
Mon Sep 10, 2018 2:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta seeks partner for its Trainer refinery
Replies: 51
Views: 3887

Re: Delta Shopping Trainer

But if you read the column closely, the reason Delta is looking for a JV partner is because they recognize the business is unsalable in it's entirety.

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by glbltrvlr
Fri Aug 31, 2018 4:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Muddle of the Market aircraft (No, this isn’t a typo)
Replies: 327
Views: 33431

Re: The Muddle of the Market aircraft (No, this isn’t a typo)

- The supply chain is unenthused about the NMA because Boeing wants to capture the aftermarket and hold the intellectual property rights. - The supply chain is in melt-down This, a thousand times over. Ya think they might be related? Combined with Boeing's plan to compete with their own suppliers f...

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by glbltrvlr
Wed Aug 01, 2018 12:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DFW 2018 Developments
Replies: 309
Views: 39261

Re: DFW 2018 Developments

that what i heard. American adding more gates Actually, American Eagle. They're doubling the number of gates, I believe, and it'll be an ERJ haven. Kind of like it was back in the last few years of Delta ops, with about a zillion CRJ's parked anywhere you could find a square of concrete! At least n...

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by glbltrvlr
Fri Jul 27, 2018 3:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018
Replies: 2603
Views: 382614

Re: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018

More 50-seaters on the way. ExpressJet (US) reached an agreement with United Airlines (US) to a three-year contract for 20 used CRJ200s. The 20 CRJ200s are expected to be sourced from within SkyWest’s fleet through contract expirations with other partners scheduled for 2H 2018. The 20 CRJ200s are e...

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by glbltrvlr
Fri Jul 27, 2018 3:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018
Replies: 2603
Views: 382614

Re: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018

will be pretty awesome to fly the 787 with polaris funny that the newest planes will be some of the last to get the most updated product Those new airplanes will also come with brand new seating. No, they aren't the Polaris seats, but they are perfectly acceptable. I've flown them to China and had ...

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by glbltrvlr
Tue Jul 24, 2018 4:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CEOs Test Out The Cheap Seats
Replies: 72
Views: 16268

Re: CEOs Test Out The Cheap Seats

Just search on the title using Google News. The redirect to WSJ works.

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by glbltrvlr
Mon Jul 23, 2018 4:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DFW Terminal D South Expansion
Replies: 15
Views: 3272

Re: DFW Terminal D South Expansion

I know that D desperately needs the gates, but I wonder if this gives us the shape for F? (Or at least locking into that corner.) Surely they don't design and build this space without plans for it to be the eventual D-F connector, much like they did with B-D. That would be my take. Still would like...

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by glbltrvlr
Tue Jul 17, 2018 6:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future of Shanghai Airports
Replies: 36
Views: 3898

Re: Future of Shanghai Airports

Don't know for the maglev but for regular HSR going at 360 km/h (fastest passenger trains existing today) vs 300 km/h (more typical speed) increases electricity consumption by 50%. Wow. Had no idea it was that much. That said, Maglevs were never going to beat rail for efficiency, which is why they ...

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by glbltrvlr
Sun Jul 15, 2018 3:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future of Shanghai Airports
Replies: 36
Views: 3898

Re: Future of Shanghai Airports

Official reason is to reduce energy consumption and also CO2 emission, as well as reduce its impact on surrounding environment. But according to report it seems like even back in 2007 there were already some time slots that they aren't operating at max speed? http://2008.people.com.cn/GB/62310/6239...

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by glbltrvlr
Thu Jun 07, 2018 1:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA IAH-SYD starts 18 January 2018
Replies: 65
Views: 13712

Re: UA IAH-SYD starts 18 January 2018

Well. UA is offering Polaris seats today to SYD for about $4K - that's $1K less than the cheapest Polaris seats to the UK.

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by glbltrvlr
Sun Jun 03, 2018 9:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta LAX terminal plans updates and discussion thread
Replies: 474
Views: 133173

Re: Delta LAX Terminal Plans Revealed

I was in the T2 Skyclub last weekend. They have a sign at the door saying no single day passes, Regular members only due to crowding. It was average and food was much below the better Skyclubs. I get it that it takes time to complete these renovations, but I too would like to see how they intend to...

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by glbltrvlr
Tue May 29, 2018 10:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018
Replies: 2603
Views: 382614

Re: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018

hkcanadaexpat wrote:
glbltrvlr wrote:
How many 763 Polaris conversions remain?

2 in progress. 5 more after that. I believe they will be taking a break in conversions during the busy summer schedule.


Sigh. Wouldn't take those odds in Vegas. Guess we'll just have to make do with the lounge.

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by glbltrvlr
Tue May 29, 2018 10:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018
Replies: 2603
Views: 382614

Re: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018

763: N651UA shows an uncoming test hop on 6/3 per FlightAware How many 763 Polaris conversions remain? Just booked 4 J seats to the UK at the end of August out of ORD using the three class seat map over and non-Polaris two class back. It seems ORD flights will be the last to get the Polaris mod and...

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by glbltrvlr
Tue May 29, 2018 8:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago Aviation News - 2018
Replies: 1431
Views: 172426

Re: Chicago Aviation News - 2018

Most amazing to me is movements are really strong! Up 6.5% in April and YTD up 4.6%. That seems to be coming primarily from domestic movements up 7% in April and up 4.9% YTD. Would be interesting to see the breakdown by carrier. My guess is that UAs focus on building up domestic service has a lot t...

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by glbltrvlr
Fri May 25, 2018 8:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago Aviation News - 2018
Replies: 1431
Views: 172426

Re: Chicago Aviation News - 2018

Has anyone noticed that UA's fares out of ORD have gotten ridiculously more expensive than AA? To the UK? Yes. AA is selling J seats to LHR in September for under $5K. UA is pricing them over $10K. Through the summer they are similar. Interestingly enough, although outbound P fares are readily avai...

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by glbltrvlr
Wed May 16, 2018 8:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iran Air 747SP's getting scrapped
Replies: 53
Views: 20558

Re: Iran Air 747SP's getting scrapped

Were these Ex-Pan Am birds? Judging by the exterior photos, they weren't maintained very well.

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by glbltrvlr
Fri May 11, 2018 2:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago Aviation News - 2018
Replies: 1431
Views: 172426

Re: Chicago Aviation News - 2018

Some video and photos of the new AA L stinger gates making the rounds: Looks solid to me: seating areas seem a little smaller than expected but otherwise nice. AA did this in the DFW B Concourse also. If they are going to keep shrinking the space inside the aircraft, the least they could do is de-s...

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by glbltrvlr
Fri May 11, 2018 3:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ORD $8.5B Expansion Deal - Update: City Council Approved
Replies: 371
Views: 49431

Re: ORD $8.5B Expansion Deal - Update: City Council Approved

If I had my druthers, since the Hilton airport hotel needs to be renovated anyway, I'd demolish it, and expand the new T2 / global terminal into that space as well, bridging over the roadway (or relocating it), to create a massive, integrated transit terminal like the asian airports. Ideally, the s...

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by glbltrvlr
Tue May 08, 2018 9:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UPDATED: AA drops ORD-PEK/PVG, reduces NRT
Replies: 684
Views: 118557

Re: AA drops ORD-PEK

UA 889 arrives back at SFO at 1pm, not 5pm. I was referring to the departure time at PEK. 888 used to arrive around 4:30PM and sit overnight until 889 left at noon for SFO. Now, 888 arrives an hour earlier, and immediately turns around to depart at 5ish. My point was shifting the ground time from P...

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by glbltrvlr
Tue May 08, 2018 4:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UPDATED: AA drops ORD-PEK/PVG, reduces NRT
Replies: 684
Views: 118557

Re: AA drops ORD-PEK

AA's schedules for ORD-PEK have a nearly 14 hour ground time in Beijing, which means the roundtrip flight uses a new B787-8 for 40 hours. Compare this to ORD-PVG which has about 2 hour ground time in Shanghai, and even with the longer flight time AA only utilizes the B787-8 for about 32 hours for t...

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by glbltrvlr
Sat May 05, 2018 3:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Beijing new airport thread (construction developments & discussions)
Replies: 186
Views: 47490

Re: Beijing new airport thread (construction developments & discussions)

You can also see plenty of room to clone the terminal should they decide they need more gates in the future.

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by glbltrvlr
Wed May 02, 2018 5:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Cracks Down on FA Trip Hoarding and Selling
Replies: 61
Views: 16580

Re: AA Cracks Down on FA Trip Hoarding and Selling

Automating the transaction and requiring relinquished trips to go back into “inventory” thus taking the FA wheeling and dealing out of the equation would solve this. I suspect it won't be a simple problem to solve. Is the relinquished trip available immediately? Then Person A and Person B agree to ...

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by glbltrvlr
Wed May 02, 2018 5:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Cracks Down on FA Trip Hoarding and Selling
Replies: 61
Views: 16580

Re: AA Cracks Down on FA Trip Hoarding and Selling

Seems like two separate issues: The IRS is just concerned with reported income. If you are selling multiple trips a month at $200 a pop, that could easily add up to a substantial amount over a year. If you think that cash transactions are untraceable, ask your favorite waiter/waitress how that worke...

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by glbltrvlr
Wed May 02, 2018 4:30 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Special Order Gourmet Food on Long haul Flights
Replies: 16
Views: 2675

Re: Special Order Gourmet Food on Long haul Flights

SQ has (had?) a Book the Chef option that I used several times. As I recall there were a couple of dozen choices you could select from up to 24 hours before the departure. Still a heated TV dinner, but the Lobster Thermidor was quite good.

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by glbltrvlr
Wed May 02, 2018 4:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UPDATED: AA drops ORD-PEK/PVG, reduces NRT
Replies: 684
Views: 118557

Re: AA drops ORD-PEK

I don't think it's just Chicago - Asia. The West Coast - Asia fares I've looked at are about 1/2 of routes to Europe.

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by glbltrvlr
Tue May 01, 2018 4:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018
Replies: 2603
Views: 382614

Re: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018

Blockplus wrote:
I remember a while back if you didnt have up to date software and ua app with plugins you couldnt access all the content. But that was a while ago.


Standard UA pre-board gate announcement is to make sure you have the latest version of the UA App for IFE.

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by glbltrvlr
Mon Apr 30, 2018 3:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Pacific market becoming UA's Achilles heel, esp in comparison with AA and DL?
Replies: 76
Views: 14099

Re: The Pacific market becoming UA's Achilles heel, esp in comparison with AA and DL?

This is the exact quote from the earnings call transcript (not that it shouldn't be taken with a grain of salt): Andrew Nocella: Well, I think Atlantic is going to lead the way. Atlantic is seeing really good demand in both cabins, so we're really pleased by that. So Atlantic should be our stronges...

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by glbltrvlr
Fri Apr 27, 2018 3:01 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: The Public's View on Flight Attendants
Replies: 79
Views: 9306

Re: The Public's View on Flight Attendants

http://video.cntraveler.com/watch/100-y ... t-uniforms
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Well, as long as we're discussing FAs... I thought this video clip was fantastic. 100 years of uniforms...

http://video.cntraveler.com/watch/100-y ... t-uniforms

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by glbltrvlr
Tue Apr 24, 2018 8:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Woman fined $500 by US CBP for saving Delta snack
Replies: 177
Views: 22744

Re: Woman fined $500 by US CBP for saving Delta snack

As of a few weeks ago, the Global Entry kiosks allow you to answer "No to all questions below." Frequent travelers certainly appreciate that, but maybe that option needs to be removed to force an answer for each question? Nah, people will just skip down and answer to no to each question wi...

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by glbltrvlr
Tue Apr 24, 2018 1:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Woman fined $500 by US CBP for saving Delta snack
Replies: 177
Views: 22744

Re: Woman fined $500 by US CBP for saving Delta snack

They don't ask you if you have imported food or foreign food or harmful food, they ask you if you have food. Any food at all. No, they don't. If you are going to present yourself as an expert in Customs procedures, you should get your facts straight. The exact requirement is: To prevent the entry o...

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by glbltrvlr
Mon Apr 23, 2018 8:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Woman fined $500 by US CBP for saving Delta snack
Replies: 177
Views: 22744

Re: Woman fined $500 for saving Delta snack

gwrudolph wrote:
I don't think there is anything against bringing food. Just ag items (fruits, nuts, etc)


Exactly - and meats, soils, and a few other ag things. It's not a generic food prohibition.

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