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by Skyguy
Mon Sep 09, 2019 7:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: BA pilots call off strike on September 27th, 2019
Replies: 132
Views: 19532

Re: BA pilots to strike, 9-10 27 September.

Are their lots of BA aircraft parked on the ground at LHR, like much more than usual?

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by Skyguy
Fri Aug 23, 2019 12:47 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Japan to Amsterdam
Replies: 20
Views: 2876

Re: Japan to Amsterdam

GRU was discontinued in 2009, and GIG before that. During the bankruptcy process ten years ago many routes were curtailed or mothballed and instead flown in cooperation with codeshares with OneWorld alliance partners or others.

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by Skyguy
Fri Aug 02, 2019 6:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United going after hidden-city travellers
Replies: 372
Views: 38169

Re: United going after hidden-city travellers

I may be wrong here but I seem to recollect one of the US airlines (UA?) had some terms and conditions whereby if you bought a hidden city ticket but were a no show for the final leg then they reserved the right to charge your credit that you paid for the ticket with with the published fare to the c...

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by Skyguy
Fri Jul 26, 2019 5:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA move to T5 in LHR?
Replies: 72
Views: 12022

Re: AA move to T5 in LHR?

Do BA use T5A for widebodies? I seem to recall only seeing narrow bodies there.

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by Skyguy
Thu Jul 25, 2019 4:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Update: The AAirpass & How It Cost AA Dearly
Replies: 35
Views: 4857

Re: Update: The AAirpass & How It Cost AA Dearly

Are any of these passes still out there and active or did they cancel all of them? Wonder if anyone else who bought them are actually "playing by the rules" and AA still honors. I believe there are still some active ones out there Michael Dell still has one. But people who bought AAirpass...

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by Skyguy
Thu Jul 25, 2019 4:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Update: The AAirpass & How It Cost AA Dearly
Replies: 35
Views: 4857

Re: Update: The AAirpass & How It Cost AA Dearly

This is probably an egregious case of use of AAirpass, the idea of traveling constantly seems more of an obsession rather than necessity or leisure travel. There are several people here who travel a lot and it does take a toll and get fatiguing and I for one welcome the break from traveling in and o...

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by Skyguy
Wed Jul 24, 2019 6:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA pulling out of VVI
Replies: 48
Views: 8178

Re: AA pulling out of VVI

Recently, Belo Horizonte and La Paz... not sure when they cut Recife. They also left VCP sometime back, had one flight a day there from DFW. The Brazilian economy tanking lead to AA pulling back as demand for seats receded, so for now they've suspended routes but may return when demand comes back a...

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by Skyguy
Thu Jul 18, 2019 5:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why is BA so cautious?
Replies: 14
Views: 3525

Re: Why is BA so cautious?

Actually, BA256 DEL-LHR changed from 10:20AM dep.- 15:20PM arr., to 11:40AM dep.-18:10 arr., 3 days ago, and then 1 day ago it was changed back to the original 10:20AM departure, this is for a July 28th flight. A bit strange as the new timing meant the flight left 1:20 hrs later but arrived 2:50 hrs...

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by Skyguy
Thu Jul 18, 2019 3:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why is BA so cautious?
Replies: 14
Views: 3525

Re: Why is BA so cautious?

Cheap??????? Wow....... Have a serious look at the levels of investment BA have input over the last few years, and re-calibrate your use of the word 'cheap'. Believe me, there is nothing 'cheap' about running an airline. If/when you are a shareholder of whatever company it maybe, you might often in...

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by Skyguy
Wed Jul 17, 2019 3:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Garuda Indonesia Management Madness (Camera banned)
Replies: 17
Views: 3683

Re: Garuda Indonesia Management Madness (Camera banned)

As for the Skytrax 5 star rating, I think it's no secret that that can be "arranged", so hardly the epitomy of credibility.

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by Skyguy
Fri Jun 07, 2019 5:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways A350-1000 with No First Class
Replies: 94
Views: 31278

Re: British Airways A350-1000 with No First Class

Lots of complaints above about how BA Business Class is of poor standard and those with opposing views who think it's the best ever. Only way to really make an informed opinion is from having traveled recently on a variety of different carriers in both long and medium haul and being able to discern ...

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by Skyguy
Wed May 29, 2019 11:21 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Printed Airline Timetables
Replies: 33
Views: 2920

Printed Airline Timetables

25 years ago most airlines printed and published their own systemwide timetables and schedules for use by customers. Often this contained a lot more information than just flight schedules, there was marketing information and ads in there announcing new routes or new features etc. However, with the a...

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by Skyguy
Fri Jan 25, 2019 3:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bahrain plans to sink a B747
Replies: 50
Views: 12838

Re: Bahrain plans to sink a B747

What purpose does this serve by deliberately sinking a plane and making it a divers attraction? What else will they sink, a whole city? Everything is just so fake in the middle East, when they do things for attraction . That part of the world is mostly just sand, so by default anything that is buil...

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by Skyguy
Wed Aug 15, 2018 3:40 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: TK to become casualty of USA-Turkey rhetoric?
Replies: 106
Views: 12868

Re: NYT: New USA Sanctions Could Include Limits on TK

The Pastor is just being used as a tool to justify action against Turkey, and it's pretty complicated and all political. Needless to say, Turkey's involvement in Syria and current relationship with Russia has a lot to do with this, and Turkey being a NATO member and getting comfortable with Russia d...

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by Skyguy
Thu Jan 04, 2018 1:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways pilots fight it out midair between LHR & BOM
Replies: 32
Views: 11439

Re: Jet Airways pilots fight it out midair between LHR & BOM

I would say this is air piracy. Assault and battery of cockpit crew in any circumstances is nothing less than endangering passengers lives.

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by Skyguy
Tue May 09, 2017 6:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MIA CEO: Asian airline to serve MIA within next 24 months
Replies: 72
Views: 8887

Re: MIA CEO: Asian airline to serve MIA within next 24 months

Korean Airlines? They have a cargo flight there currently.

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by Skyguy
Fri May 05, 2017 3:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AAL 1Q17 $234M Net Profit, A350's deferred
Replies: 77
Views: 16791

Re: AAL 1Q17 $234M Net Profit, A350's deferred

This is the exact reason why the airline industry in the US is where its at. The "real" product the airline management is selling is the company stock, and that is where their focus is, not the passengers, suppliers or employees, their aim is to keep the Wall St. analysts happy above all....

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by Skyguy
Thu May 04, 2017 4:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AAL 1Q17 $234M Net Profit, A350's deferred
Replies: 77
Views: 16791

Re: AAL 1Q17 $234M Net Profit, A350's deferred

On a related note, AAL is down big in pre-market trading, despite beating consensus estimates for Q1, after JP Morgan analyst Jamie Baker strongly criticized the company for a "wealth transfer of nearly $1 billion to its labor groups," and the "worrying precedent [for] both for Ameri...

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by Skyguy
Mon May 01, 2017 9:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA to increase 737 capacity
Replies: 261
Views: 32488

Re: AA to increase 737 capacity

For AA having 16F no longer quite makes sense, I mean whats the point of flying 4 extra F seats when these are just given to AA's EXP's anyway? They earn no revenue and are just a cost, so going forward adding more seats in Y makes sense to Parker. As the years go on the upgrade benefits that elites...

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by Skyguy
Sun Apr 23, 2017 4:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines flight 48 EWR/BOM 3 non-working lavs for 14 hour flight
Replies: 66
Views: 14364

Re: United Airlines flight 48 EWR/BOM 3 non-working lavs for 14 hour flight

Lavatories deemed as "out-of-order" by the crew maybe a euphemism for they don't want passengers to use them. Long flights anywhere sees heavy use of lavatories and on some sectors the hygiene/cleanliness of lavatories deteriorates pretty quickly (due to inconsiderate or "abusive"...

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by Skyguy
Tue Mar 14, 2017 8:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA to offer free meals in coach on JFK-LAX/SFO
Replies: 67
Views: 7996

Re: AA to offer free meals in coach on transcons

I suspect that alot of the concessions that airlines were able to extract from the FA unions were some sort of agreement of reduction of workload in return for reduced salaries or delayed pay raises. Given that full meal service takes time and for FA's it is incremental more work in terms of another...

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by Skyguy
Tue Mar 14, 2017 7:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA to offer free meals in coach on JFK-LAX/SFO
Replies: 67
Views: 7996

Re: AA to offer free meals in coach on transcons

First, we need to see AA's definition of a "meal", all this may just end up being hot air if all you get is a plastic bag with a selection of pretzels, cheese sticks, trail mix, a piece of fruit, etc.

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by Skyguy
Wed Mar 08, 2017 9:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar Airways unveils new Q Suite business class seat
Replies: 95
Views: 26465

Re: Qatar Airways unveils new Q Suite business class seat

Wow! AA, UA and DL have a a lot to catch up on. :)

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by Skyguy
Mon Mar 06, 2017 7:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Oscar Can't Get Parts for UA's 747s?
Replies: 39
Views: 11296

Re: Oscar Can't Get Parts for UA's 747s?

The convenient and timely availability of spare parts at a reasonable cost is also the reason why airlines when introducing a new aircraft choose those destination airports where that type of aircraft is already a frequent visitor (or based there by its home airline(s)), thereby assuring that the ec...

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by Skyguy
Mon Jan 30, 2017 1:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA to launch a New Club World soon.
Replies: 47
Views: 12833

Re: BA to launch a New Club World soon.

The rumored enhancements to service, i.e. dine-on-demand, may not be looked at favorably by the FA unions. This means more work for the FA's being on their feet and running about, definitely something the unions will get a hold of and fight.

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by Skyguy
Tue Jan 24, 2017 7:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: James Hogan CEO EY to go
Replies: 61
Views: 9840

Re: James Hogan (EY CEO) to leave Etihad in Second Half of 2017

It is not hard to understand why there is this planned change in leadership at the top, Hogan came long way to bring EY from a fledgling operation to something sizable to compete with it's other ME peers, which is what its owners, the Government of Abu Dhabi (as an extension of the Emir of Abu Dhabi...

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by Skyguy
Fri Dec 09, 2016 9:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First United 777-300ER Routes Announced
Replies: 59
Views: 17371

Re: First United 777-300ER Routes Announced

The ultra-senior SFO-based AFA members are not going to be happy. These are the FA's who should NOT be on these flights. They fly these routes which seem to be a monopoly for them only, just to clock up their minimum hours. These are long-haul flagship routes against which you're competing with the...

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by Skyguy
Thu Aug 04, 2016 4:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EK521 TRV-DXB (777-300 A6-EMW) crash landing in DXB
Replies: 735
Views: 171273

Re: EK521 TRV-DXB (777-300 A6-EMW) crash landing in DXB

Many posters here are criticizing people grabbing their baggage prior to evacuation. I think there is a bit of tone deafness to the culture in the area. This is the Middle East. Anyone born lucky with a white skin and a Western passport can get away with anything - even a burnt passport and no visa...

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by Skyguy
Thu Aug 04, 2016 4:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EK521 TRV-DXB (777-300 A6-EMW) crash landing in DXB
Replies: 735
Views: 171273

Re: EK521 TRV-DXB (777-300 A6-EMW) crash landing in DXB

Taking luggage with you in case of emergency is a worldwide phenomenon, happened with the BA emergency in LAS, Asiana at SFO etc. nothing really new, and very difficult to stop people from doing this.

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by Skyguy
Wed Aug 03, 2016 8:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EK521 TRV-DXB (777-300 A6-EMW) crash landing in DXB
Replies: 735
Views: 171273

Re: EK521 TRV-DXB (777-300 A6-EMW) crash landing in DXB

Interestingly, EK's Twitter post listed all the EK flights that were cancelled and those diverted and the airports they were diverted to. These airports were DWC, SHJ, AAN, FJR as well as MCT, BAH and DOH. How come not to AUH which is just a stones throw away? Turf or political rivalry with Abu Dhab...

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by Skyguy
Wed Jun 01, 2016 5:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways To Take Back Etihad 777s
Replies: 18
Views: 11557

RE: Jet Airways To Take Back Etihad 777s

Good to hear that the <acronym title="Jet Airways (India)">9W</acronym> 777's are going back to Jet. For the last few years that <acronym title="Etihad Airways (United Arab Emirates)">EY</acronym> used them it really did confuse the brand in terms of customers on board hard product experience and fr...

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by Skyguy
Thu May 19, 2016 4:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Egypt Air 804 Paris-Cairo Missing
Replies: 1187
Views: 73229

RE: Egypt Air 804 Paris-Cairo Missing Part 2

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/DocLightning" class="quote" target="_blank">DocLightning</a> (<a href="#173" class="quote">Reply 173</a>):<br/><i>1) Bomb 2) Spontaneous structu...

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by Skyguy
Fri Mar 25, 2016 2:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 5th Freedom LHR-JFK
Replies: 30
Views: 12207

RE: 5th Freedom LHR-JFK

Believe it or not <acronym title="Thai International (Thailand)">TG</acronym> have the rights to fly <acronym title="London - Heathrow (LHR / EGLL), United Kingdom">LHR</acronym>-<acronym title="New York - John F. Kennedy International (Idlewild) (JFK / KJFK), USA - New York">JFK</acronym> since the...

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by Skyguy
Wed Mar 23, 2016 1:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BRU - Should Security Be Changed At Airport?
Replies: 54
Views: 9752

RE: BRU - Should Security Be Changed At Airport?

I think security before getting into the departure terminal is going to become the new normal in the future. A few countries already have this process well established, in India you can not step inside the terminal without showing your passport and air ticket confirmation to security personnel. Has ...

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by Skyguy
Thu Mar 10, 2016 4:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA 777s Parked At MIA?
Replies: 22
Views: 8700

RE: AA 777s Parked At MIA?

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/richiemo" class="quote" target="_blank">richiemo</a> (<a href="#19" class="quote">Reply 19</a>):<br/><i>I raised the same questions a few years ...

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by Skyguy
Tue Mar 08, 2016 4:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Pilots Blast Return Of ‘Toxic Culture'
Replies: 75
Views: 20429

RE: AA Pilots Blast Return Of ‘Toxic Culture'

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/Jamake1" class="quote" target="_blank">Jamake1</a> (<a href="#5" class="quote">Reply 5</a>):<br/><i>When employees voiced their concerns over <a...

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by Skyguy
Thu Mar 03, 2016 7:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: QR Pilots Fired Over Miami Runway Accident
Replies: 103
Views: 32476

RE: QR Pilots Fired Over Miami Runway Accident

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/AABB777" class="quote" target="_blank">AABB777</a> (<a href="#7" class="quote">Reply 7</a>):<br/><i>AAB is in denial about the seriousness of th...

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by Skyguy
Tue Feb 23, 2016 6:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pan Am 73 Hijack In Karachi
Replies: 59
Views: 20252

RE: Pan Am 73 Hijack In Karachi

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/fanofjets" class="quote" target="_blank">fanofjets</a> (<a href="#14" class="quote">Reply 14</a>):<br/><i>The effort that went into making the s...

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by Skyguy
Mon Feb 22, 2016 6:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pan Am 73 Hijack In Karachi
Replies: 59
Views: 20252

RE: Pan Am 73 Hijack In Karachi

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/klwright69" class="quote" target="_blank">klwright69</a> (<a href="#6" class="quote">Reply 6</a>):<br/><i>India and Pakistan were not in the sal...

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by Skyguy
Mon Feb 22, 2016 4:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Would You Fly The Worlds Worst Airline?
Replies: 50
Views: 16865

RE: Would You Fly The Worlds Worst Airline?

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/chrisp390" class="quote" target="_blank">chrisp390</a> (<a href="#10" class="quote">Reply 10</a>):<br/><i>What happened to the 6 star airline Sk...

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by Skyguy
Sun Feb 14, 2016 2:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A Thai Moment ...
Replies: 9
Views: 8783

RE: A Thai Moment ...

Couldn't imagine this ever happening on any US airline.

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by Skyguy
Tue Feb 09, 2016 3:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Morocco Buys Abu Dhabi 747-48EM
Replies: 46
Views: 15729

RE: Morocco Buys Abu Dhabi 747-48EM

What about the interior, will this remain the same or will it be re-outfitted with new furnishings etc.?

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by Skyguy
Mon Feb 01, 2016 4:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ME3 Vs US3 Dispute Appears Again
Replies: 89
Views: 9697

RE: ME3 Vs US3 Dispute Appears Again

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/winginit" class="quote" target="_blank">winginit</a> (<a href="#66" class="quote">Reply 66</a>):<br/><i> Quoting Skyguy (Reply 65): There is (st...

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by Skyguy
Mon Feb 01, 2016 4:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ME3 Vs US3 Dispute Appears Again
Replies: 89
Views: 9697

RE: ME3 Vs US3 Dispute Appears Again

Disingenuous for US3 to make it out that they are the suffering victims of the Open Skies agreements that the ME3 have, being robbed of rightful revenue on routes that ME3 serves. Funny how they don't complain of situations where they have dominating advantage. Take a look at US-Brazil for example, ...

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by Skyguy
Wed Jan 20, 2016 11:58 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Etihad Airways A380 First Class Double Apartments
Replies: 16
Views: 18903

RE: Etihad Airways A380 First Class Double Apartments

Awesome report Sam, love the pictures and the commentary! EY looks great as ever, pity their ground and administrative staff are not as capable as capable as their flight crew.
By the way, have you been working out? You've lost weight!

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by Skyguy
Tue Jan 19, 2016 10:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Vile Gas On Plane From Pax--Note To FA Written
Replies: 31
Views: 9136

RE: Vile Gas On Plane From Pax--Note To FA Written

Gas is one thing, <acronym title="Bouraq Indonesia">BO</acronym> is another. Anyone flown in and out of Saudi Arabia on Saudia during the Haj season can attest to the pungency of the smell. Flights in and out of Lagos too were pretty bad, and in summer going in and out of some cities in India to the...

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by Skyguy
Sat Dec 26, 2015 2:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New AA Uniform
Replies: 34
Views: 14565

RE: New AA Uniform

Looks like PanAm in their last uniform style before 1991.

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by Skyguy
Sun Dec 20, 2015 11:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Time To Do Away With Fuel Surcharges
Replies: 77
Views: 11577

RE: Time To Do Away With Fuel Surcharges

Ralph Nader, or someone from his school of thought, needs to challenge this practice by the airlines, they operate like a cartel and their lobbying efforts ensures that at least Congress does not focus on "minor" issues like this.

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by Skyguy
Tue Dec 15, 2015 6:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Fleet Update
Replies: 50
Views: 14207

RE: AA Fleet Update

When will they finish refurbishing the 772's? Seems like its been over 18 months and still just 7 frames reconfigured with F taken out and new J put in.

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