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by airportugal310
Wed Jul 17, 2019 7:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1359
Views: 174168

Re: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019

EK77WNH wrote:
The moment you start even THINKING about filling in a mash, a bazillion spotted newts and turtles will be found to be living EXACTLY THERE. :rotfl:


And clams!!! Don't forget the clams!!

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by airportugal310
Wed Jul 17, 2019 6:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN stops pilot hiring and upgrades due to MAX
Replies: 36
Views: 5634

Re: WN stops pilot hiring and upgrades due to MAX

the article says that southwest is the largest Max operator with 34 aircraft grounded. I would assume they have many more on order that they are not taking right now. I believe you are correct. So the problem gets exponentially worse for potential new hires and upgrades. I also wonder if Southwest ...

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by airportugal310
Tue Jul 16, 2019 10:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Passenger on AA from KIN-MIA asked to deboard to change from her romper outfit
Replies: 117
Views: 8121

Re: Passenger on AA from KIN-MIA asked to deboard to change from her romper outfit

T54A wrote:
I find the weird fear of the female form in the US rather odd.


Ya hey generalize an entire country. Always wins fans around here :roll:

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by airportugal310
Mon Jul 15, 2019 11:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumour: Is Hawaiian Airlines going to fly nonstop to Orlando?
Replies: 18
Views: 3565

Re: Is Hawaiian Airlines going to fly nonstop to Orlando?

MCO is a no-go on a regular basis for many (obvious?) reasons...but it's not like Pualani completely ignores the Sunshine State; she visits from time to time on sports charters, or for maintenance/livery painting in Jacksonville!

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by airportugal310
Sun Jul 14, 2019 4:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Would A321XLR open the door for non-stops between US west coast and CTS?
Replies: 51
Views: 7547

Re: Would A321XLR open the door for non-stops between US west coast and CTS?

Why do you think there's sufficient demand for a nonstop West Coast to CTS? Stats for Passengers Daily Each Way? Even KIX has struggled to support U.S. non-stops. LAX-CTS into winter winds? Where are you planning the tech stop? That's honestly true. I believe CTS used to have flights to HNL on Hawa...

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by airportugal310
Tue Jul 09, 2019 6:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: France to charge aviation tax
Replies: 125
Views: 11534

Re: France to charge aviation tax

I just spent 6 weeks in Europe, rented a car 5 different times. After filling up the cars to turn in and paying what I paid, I touch down at XNA and on the way home see that Sam's Club's gas is $2.17 a gal. God Bless America. If you were touching down at LAX, SAN or SFO you would not pay $2.17 a ga...

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by airportugal310
Tue Jul 09, 2019 5:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: France to charge aviation tax
Replies: 125
Views: 11534

Re: France to charge aviation tax

Why the difference between classes of travel?

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by airportugal310
Tue Jul 02, 2019 4:55 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: In flight magazines and headphones on board
Replies: 14
Views: 2314

Re: In flight magazines and headphones on board

Your comment that airlines should remove "magazines" neglects the sales of ads in those magazines, which may easily outweigh the cost of carrying it on-board in the first place. I've seen the rates some airlines charge for ads and they are not small. It's probably a good investment, too, b...

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by airportugal310
Fri Jun 28, 2019 10:52 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Finally Got My New Car
Replies: 31
Views: 2034

Re: Finally Got My New Car

Currently on my 3rd Mazda: 2018 Mazda CX-9 (purchased slightly used) - my first automatic transmission in a long time. Previously: 2015 Mazda 6 with 6-speed manual 2010 Mazda 3 2.5L with 6-speed manual 2002 Civic EX with 5-speed manual (purchased from my dad) Each car has been an improvement. Quite...

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by airportugal310
Wed Jun 26, 2019 8:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MLB Charter Flights to London
Replies: 23
Views: 5223

Re: MLB Charter Flights to London

fromheretohere9 wrote:
Very Likely to be Crystal B772LR P4-XTL the Red Sox’s; it’s currently in KBOS having flown from KRSW yesterday afternoon.


#saynotoKilo

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by airportugal310
Wed Jun 26, 2019 6:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: China's big 3 airlines in nasty undeclared war for advantage in Beijing due to new Daxing Airport
Replies: 3
Views: 1912

Re: China's big 3 airlines in nasty undeclared war for advantage in Beijing due to new Daxing Airport

I actually like the idea of airlines only being able to operate at one airport. The split hub operations in cities like Shanghai, Seoul, Tokyo, and New York aren’t great. Airlines selling connections that require a bus, train, or taxi across town is not passenger friendly. Yet no one at all forces ...

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by airportugal310
Wed Jun 26, 2019 5:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flying Magazine - Tecnam P2012
Replies: 21
Views: 2140

Re: Flying Magazine - Tecnam P2012

I'd rather have this plane ... yes it will burn more fuel, but that fuel is much cheaper than what the TEO540'S use https://www.evektor.cz/en/ev-55-outback According to each manufacturer (Fuel Cost based on prices per AirNav website as of today, KFFC Airport which seems to be in the average price n...

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by airportugal310
Tue Jun 25, 2019 9:19 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: What happens to the broken parts on aircraft after accident investigation is done?
Replies: 28
Views: 3858

Re: What happens to the broken parts on aircraft after accident investigation is done?

One of the first pieces of documentation I would require when purchasing used hydraulic pumps, RATs, generators, actuators, etc., was a non-incident statement. I wouldn't/couldn't buy it if there was some sort of question as to whether it had ever been on an incident related aircraft. Pretty much a...

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by airportugal310
Tue Jun 25, 2019 4:20 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: DL/AA complimentary meals in economy class
Replies: 45
Views: 5277

Re: DL/AA complimentary meals in economy class

Flew LAX-DCA and LAX-BOS not all that long ago and got a nice little menu card in the back with three (3!) choices of a free meal. It was more than enough to eat and having a choice was nice as well

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by airportugal310
Mon Jun 24, 2019 3:21 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: $1500.00 not enough to switch seats in Y!
Replies: 61
Views: 5536

Re: $1500.00 not enough to switch seats in Y!

https://onemileatatime.com/cam-newton-seat-change/ I must congratulate the anonymous man for not falling prey to the 'money can buy everything' equation! Gotta love his reaction. And BTW, $1500.00 is really not a lot. $1500 probably would have paid for the roundtrip, plus you get the story to tell ...

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by airportugal310
Fri Jun 21, 2019 8:08 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What do you expect from Lounge staff?
Replies: 17
Views: 1026

Re: What do you expect from Lounge staff?

upperdeckfan wrote:
If you are in the front desk, please take you time to become 200% familiar with the access policy.

I hate when I get denied at first take and then have to argue and even call a senior agent to end up being granted access.


This 1000%

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by airportugal310
Fri Jun 21, 2019 8:02 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Cash for on board purchases still accepted?
Replies: 14
Views: 1369

Re: Cash for on board purchases still accepted?

I saw people using cash on a Jin Air flight last month from ICN to NRT

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by airportugal310
Wed Jun 19, 2019 8:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus chief says it’s ready for pilotless jets as soon as public gets on board
Replies: 61
Views: 4031

Re: Airbus chief says it’s ready for pilotless jets as soon as public gets on board

Methinks you'd see a huge spike in insurance premiums as well which would be another financial hurdle for operators/airlines etc

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by airportugal310
Wed Jun 12, 2019 2:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Helicopter crashed into building in Manhattan
Replies: 38
Views: 9819

Re: Updated: Helicopter crashed into building in Manhattan

Boeingphan wrote:
Not to mention that he'd need to be instrument rated for any flights after 4pm in the winter months. Seems off and odd for sure.


Why? You dont need an instrument rating to fly in the dark assuming its VFR out...

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by airportugal310
Mon Jun 10, 2019 12:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: G-BNLY at LAS cargo terminal?
Replies: 34
Views: 8811

Re: G-BNLY at LAS cargo terminal?

United_fan wrote:
I'd rather change an engine in Vegas,in june,than northern Canada in winter. Where your fingers freeze and the wind is howling and snow is blowing. I'd rather sweat in a low humidity environment than freeze.


AMEN to that

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by airportugal310
Sun Jun 09, 2019 3:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Passenger blows slide on PIA 777 at Manchester
Replies: 40
Views: 8974

Re: Passenger blows slide on PIA 777 at Manchester

Ha ha ha. I love that Anetters are quick to judge and call people out. My post was meant to be sarcastic and the self righteous clearly lack humour as well as a sense of proportion. Oh no doubt...the holier than thou are always in full force here. The view must generally be nice from that high pede...

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by airportugal310
Thu May 30, 2019 10:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How Long Did It Take American to Retire the TWA Brand?
Replies: 53
Views: 9711

Re: How Long Did It Take American to Retire the TWA Brand?

https://www.airliners.net/forum/viewtopic.php?t=39409
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PSAatSAN4Ever wrote:
Because it was an asset sale and not a merger or acquisition, Carl Icahn lost his desperate appeals to force Karabu upon AA.


I didn't know about Karabu, so I found this oldie but goodie thread from 2000(!!) that explains it nicely

https://www.airliners.net/forum/viewtopic.php?t=39409

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by airportugal310
Thu May 16, 2019 8:14 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Climate Change - Is aviation heading for a slump?
Replies: 96
Views: 9407

Re: Climate Change - Is aviation heading for a slump?

Business people will always need to travel, particularly when large sums of money are on the proverbial "table". Climate change is not going to be something that gets in their way. Vacationers worldwide will always want to visit places they've always wanted to go: holidays, Golden Weeks, M...

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by airportugal310
Wed May 15, 2019 8:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What (Not) to Say When Interviewing to Be a Flight Attendant
Replies: 56
Views: 11110

Re: What (Not) to Say When Interviewing to Be a Flight Attendant

$2000 a month anywhere I would imagine is basically a poverty wage. $24,000 annually? Yikes!!! Perhaps in the USA but in the UK £24,000 would be a very good wage, however don't forget that the difference in exchange rates mean that currently on today's (rather poor rate of 1.29) £24,000 works out a...

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by airportugal310
Tue May 14, 2019 7:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WestJet acquired by Onex in $5-billion deal
Replies: 103
Views: 19804

Re: WestJet acquired by Onex in $5-billion deal

Maybe this will steer WS away from the Euro business class plan and create something more substantial to compete with AC. WS has a great product and fleet, but an even better attack plan will win more Canadian market share. Correct. Onex isn’t buying Westjet to simply hold onto it for a few years w...

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by airportugal310
Mon May 13, 2019 6:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN announces service to ITO
Replies: 93
Views: 13732

Re: WN announces service to ITO

I met him several times. Not sure why the SWA fanboys all come to his defense here...but that's nothing new

Just stating facts. If you don't like them, that's fine, too

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by airportugal310
Mon May 13, 2019 2:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN announces service to ITO
Replies: 93
Views: 13732

Re: WN announces service to ITO

1. WN announced interisland service--4 daily roundtrips to HNL--not daily service to every city in California. Source? Has WN specifically/publicly stated this regarding ITO service? From today's Honolulu Star-Advertiser. https://www.staradvertiser.com/2019/05/12/hawaii-news/southwest-to-add-honolu...

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by airportugal310
Thu May 02, 2019 6:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest starts Interisland service
Replies: 86
Views: 15385

Re: Southwest starts Interisland service

I think HA is in a lot of trouble. Hardly. Even Hawaiian, which used to be adamant about connecting everyone through HNL is rapidly going WC-Neighbor Island more and more. This could actually be a good thing to HA, since now the locals cant complain that there isn't "competition" anymore ...

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by airportugal310
Wed May 01, 2019 9:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1359
Views: 174168

Re: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019

https://boston.cbslocal.com/2019/05/01/massport-logan-express-back-bay-braintree-framingham-north-station/ "Massport Offers Big Incentives For Some Logan Express Riders, Including A Chance To Cut The Line" Ride the Logan Express from the Back Bay, and you could now skip the security line a...

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by airportugal310
Wed May 01, 2019 4:49 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: MD88/MD90/B712 Love/Hate Relationship
Replies: 73
Views: 6961

Re: MD88/MD90/B712 Love/Hate Relationship

I'm a big fan on the 717 (flown on it over 100x by now)...its a "sporty" little thing. Only thing I don't care for are the clunky sounding slats...they sound like they just fall down into the stops!

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by airportugal310
Wed Apr 24, 2019 4:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DXB runway closure 16.4.-30.5. - Situation update
Replies: 19
Views: 4987

Re: DXB runway closure 16.4.-30.5. - Situation update

Got myself upgraded, but have gold status. Lots of families around me, clearly not business folks. And fulled to tge last seat, thats why i assume they will use every single seat during the closure. This may come as a surprise to you, but you don't need to be a business man or woman to be in Busine...

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by airportugal310
Tue Apr 23, 2019 7:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue earnings release 4/23/19
Replies: 48
Views: 6276

Re: JetBlue earnings release 4/23/19

Revenue went up. No nothing "declining". It's easy to pick numbers right? Their PROFIT declined. That's the bottom line figure of any financial statement. These discussions are always so silly but i'll bite. Different airlines are at different stages of their life cycle. Just because one ...

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by airportugal310
Tue Apr 23, 2019 7:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cathay Pacific cracking down on crews taking pax goodies, leftovers
Replies: 54
Views: 9201

Re: Cathay Pacific cracking down on crews taking pax goodies, leftovers

I know of some US airlines doing this as well...conducting spot checks on contracted cleaning vendors to ensure they aren't taking items off the aircraft (bottled water, blankets, etc...)

Seems petty but that does add up over time

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by airportugal310
Tue Apr 23, 2019 5:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN looking at A220
Replies: 280
Views: 44394

Re: WN looking at A220

Probably just doing it to appease the pilot unions comments of "all eggs in one basket" or something to that effect...

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by airportugal310
Tue Apr 23, 2019 5:01 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 767-300 (non-ER) Transatlantic
Replies: 28
Views: 3241

Re: 767-300 (non-ER) Transatlantic

Simple answer is No, if at any point you would be beyond 60 minutes from a suitable airport. While the aircraft may be capable, it is probably not certified per the airlines OpsSpecs and thus cannot be used as such. As a side note, it probably does not have the required Nav Data Base loaded into th...

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by airportugal310
Mon Apr 22, 2019 6:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing' s Trouble: Claims of Shoddy Production Draw Scrutiny to a Second Boeing Jet
Replies: 117
Views: 25853

Re: Boeing' s Trouble: Claims of Shoddy Production Draw Scrutiny to a Second Boeing Jet

CitrusCritter wrote:
TheFlyingDisk wrote:
blueflyer wrote:
They should have moved experienced employees to Charleston to ensure that new employees were being well trained and indoctrinated into a culture of safety and excellent work.


And "indoctrinated" as well into the virtues of joining a union and all that comes with it?

No doubt.

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by airportugal310
Mon Apr 22, 2019 5:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LGB seeks to crack down on JetBlue slot usage
Replies: 151
Views: 23366

Re: LGB seeks to crack down on JetBlue slot usage

Well since the hammer has fallen and looks like WN is taking advantage until September for the used slots. LGB-DEN Will now be daily Instead of Saturday/Sunday only. So that's 4 OAK, 4 SMF , 4 SJC ,3 LAS and 1 DEN. 16 total with 3 daily RON in LGB. Latest Rumor is HA and DL passing on slots. So 10 ...

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by airportugal310
Thu Apr 18, 2019 6:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Owl found resting in Virgin 737 engine at SYD
Replies: 54
Views: 10052

Re: Owl found resting in Virgin 737 engine at SYD

WesternDC6B wrote:
djvalume wrote:
It was doing a bird strike inspection!


Even birds are on strike?!? Who knew!


This almost sounds like it could be a line out of Airplane!

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by airportugal310
Wed Apr 17, 2019 11:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA300 JFK-LAX Hits object on takeoff!
Replies: 150
Views: 44868

Re: AA300 JFK-LAX Hits object on takeoff!

Have there been any other instances of dramatic uncommanded side-stick actuations previously? If it was a true uncommanded roll, that would be an even more serious incident and I can't imagine any pilot would just keep flying under those conditions, whether or not they knew there was any damage to ...

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by airportugal310
Mon Apr 15, 2019 7:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why Does WN Avoid Redeye Flights
Replies: 55
Views: 10931

Re: Why Does WN Avoid Redeye Flights

n562wn wrote:
MO11 wrote:
Mboyle is correct.


Actually, he's not.


If he is not, then perhaps you can tell us why? Clearly you know...

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by airportugal310
Tue Apr 09, 2019 8:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will Indian airlines continue flying to Canada?
Replies: 41
Views: 4833

Re: Will Indian airlines continue flying to Canada?

This isn't a court of law...no one needs to prove or disprove anything, frankly

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by airportugal310
Sun Apr 07, 2019 9:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: Jetblue Announces Flights to London from JFK and BOS from 2021
Replies: 947
Views: 141692

Re: Jetblue “Save the Date” All Hands - April 10

Do any of you suggesting some kind of merger, realize that merging is poison to a seniority list? Announcing an airline purchase would hardly be cause for a party. Quite the opposite in fact. No merger or acquisition in the history of aviation, has ever been loved by those on a seniority list. And....

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by airportugal310
Fri Apr 05, 2019 10:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest customers unhappy about growing cancellations
Replies: 78
Views: 13135

Re: Southwest customers unhappy about growing cancellations

That shark on the wall was literally the dumbest thing ever...serves them right

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by airportugal310
Fri Apr 05, 2019 9:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: HA Starts HNL-BOS Today. Longest Scheduled Domestic Flight in US HIstory
Replies: 92
Views: 15610

Re: HA Starts HNL-BOS Today. Longest Scheduled Domestic Flight in US HIstory

Plane on the ground at E5. Aloha and Welcome to Boston!

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by airportugal310
Fri Apr 05, 2019 7:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas FA sacked for drinking alcohol inflight
Replies: 23
Views: 6663

Re: Qantas FA sacked for drinking alcohol inflight

Drinking on the job will almost always get you canned...no matter the job. Not sure why the sympathy here per se, but to me the line is pretty clear. Do what you want on your own time, but don't drink while at your place of employment...whether its a desk or a galley at 38k feet. Have you ever met ...

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by airportugal310
Thu Apr 04, 2019 9:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hawaii Airports and Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 136
Views: 18474

Re: Hawaii Airports and Aviation Thread - 2019

WPvsMW wrote:
The interisland market and TPAC market are different.


Not sure how that matters. Unless a 737 can carry pallets of material (and I don't know they can or can't admittedly...), I do not see how this affects anything.

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by airportugal310
Thu Apr 04, 2019 7:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas FA sacked for drinking alcohol inflight
Replies: 23
Views: 6663

Re: Qantas FA sacked for drinking alcohol inflight

Drinking on the job will almost always get you canned...no matter the job. Not sure why the sympathy here per se, but to me the line is pretty clear. Do what you want on your own time, but don't drink while at your place of employment...whether its a desk or a galley at 38k feet.

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by airportugal310
Wed Apr 03, 2019 11:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hawaiian Airlines 787 New Business Class Seats
Replies: 27
Views: 6826

Re: Hawaiian Airlines 787 New Business Class Seats

HA has problems with their overall product. Small things here and there add up to an experience that is not worth the price - especially since HA charges a premium for their A330 first class. Ground service in Hawaii is really poor - typical local attitude of “good enough” and “lucky I come work to...

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