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by 9w748capt
Sat Jul 18, 2020 4:37 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Will Donald Trump get a second term?
Replies: 537
Views: 35106

Re: Will Donald Trump get a second term?

Still cherry-picking and making things up. If you read the immigration link twice-posted, there are investments in USCIS resources, improvements to border stations, increased surveillance and deployment of technology, improved interagency coordination, and a massive increase in immigration judges t...

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by 9w748capt
Thu May 28, 2020 7:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA staff layoffs coming
Replies: 86
Views: 13325

Re: AA staff layoffs coming

Why can't Dougie do us all a solid and lay himself off?

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by 9w748capt
Fri May 22, 2020 3:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA conducting fleet review, may retire some 777-200ERs
Replies: 53
Views: 11404

Re: Rumor: AA may follow DL and retire 777 fleet

If AA does retire the 77E, can they please retire the Concept D frames first!

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by 9w748capt
Mon Apr 06, 2020 4:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Group Calls for A380s to Be Used as ICUs
Replies: 81
Views: 12307

Re: Group Calls for A380s to Be Used as ICUs

In theory a great idea, if not a bit outlandish. Biggest problem is we need a government that actually cares.

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by 9w748capt
Wed Apr 01, 2020 10:37 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: April Fools Day Thread 2020
Replies: 52
Views: 1214

Re: Air France to use Covid shutdown to deep-clean the outside of all Planes

Oh. My. G-d. How stupid can something possibly get!

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by 9w748capt
Sun Mar 22, 2020 11:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: HA To Cancel most Longhaul Flying
Replies: 34
Views: 7026

Re: RUMOR - HA To Cancel All Mainland Flying

Is Hawaii actually enforcing the quarantine? Just for the hell of it I checked the Sheraton Waikiki, and they are most definitely willing to sell me a room for tomorrow. And AA has plenty of cheap fares in F. So I know HI's governor has announced this quarantine, but is it actually being enforced? A...

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by 9w748capt
Mon Mar 16, 2020 4:35 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What was the first NW plane to wear the Bowling Shoe colors?
Replies: 15
Views: 2546

Re: What was the first NW plane to wear the Bowling Shoe colors?

It still amazes me to this day that they had an entire fleet emblazoned with "nwa". I mean they were truly progressive for their time!

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by 9w748capt
Sun Mar 08, 2020 9:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - March 2020
Replies: 649
Views: 37337

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - March 2020

Khajuraho group of monuments Hopefully, someday. There are so many other beautiful sights in India that could could market to the world if only they they maintained them well. They should led corporates "adopt" these sites if the Govt doesn't have enough money to invest in them. The corpo...

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by 9w748capt
Sat Mar 07, 2020 9:52 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: American Freezes AAdvantage Accounts
Replies: 31
Views: 3603

Re: American Freezes AAdvantage Accounts

This all started happening in December, nearly 3 months ago. Did you just hear about this OP? The other forums have been lit up for ages on this very subject, Frankly really shocking there hasn't been any post here about this till now. Reddit exploded in the churning (credit card churning) subreddi...

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by 9w748capt
Sat Mar 07, 2020 8:20 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: American Freezes AAdvantage Accounts
Replies: 31
Views: 3603

Re: American Freezes AAdvantage Accounts

AA just doesn't know when to quit. They generate such bad will with their customers. Sounds like you were one of the churners that AA caught. I'm guessing AA couldn't care less what you think of them. Not only that, but folks like me who've actually played by the rules are very happy with this acti...

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by 9w748capt
Sat Mar 07, 2020 7:33 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: American Freezes AAdvantage Accounts
Replies: 31
Views: 3603

Re: American Freezes AAdvantage Accounts

AA just doesn't know when to quit. They generate such bad will with their customers. Sounds like you were one of the churners that AA caught. I'm guessing AA couldn't care less what you think of them. Not only that, but folks like me who've actually played by the rules are very happy with this acti...

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by 9w748capt
Sat Mar 07, 2020 4:30 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: American Freezes AAdvantage Accounts
Replies: 31
Views: 3603

Re: American Freezes AAdvantage Accounts

Mboyle1988 wrote:
Doug Parker is so bad at this....


Dougie is in general horrible at life, but this is one thing I have to say I'm happy AA is doing. But yes, Doug sucks.

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by 9w748capt
Sat Mar 07, 2020 4:27 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: American Freezes AAdvantage Accounts
Replies: 31
Views: 3603

Re: American Freezes AAdvantage Accounts

What a grossly misleading and poorly written post. The account closures have NOTHING to do with having both Citi and Barclays AA cards. These violators were shut down for other infractions such as signing up for aadvantage using their pet's name and then using mailers addressed to their pet to obtai...

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by 9w748capt
Mon Mar 02, 2020 7:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS to join OneWorld / AA to make SEA an Intl gateway
Replies: 1192
Views: 134228

Re: AS to join OneWorld / AA to make SEA an Intl gateway

With AA, you will arrive in SEA at 6:00 AM and can get a full day of work done. You can reach the Bay Area by 10 AM and still manage to get a fairly productive day If someone is in a full lie flat first class/business seat then MAYBE yes. But rest of the folks? Hell no. Rest of the bus will be full...

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by 9w748capt
Sun Mar 01, 2020 5:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH738 FRA-FCO tomorrow ?
Replies: 10
Views: 3577

Re: LH738 FRA-FCO tomorrow ?

bahadir wrote:
Looks like LH is listing the flight from Frankfurt to time as 738. Does anyone know who is the operator ? Could it be SunExpress ??


Frankfurt to time?

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by 9w748capt
Thu Feb 27, 2020 10:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines And Qatar Airways Sign Codeshare Partnership + AA Exploring DOH Flights
Replies: 133
Views: 18891

Re: American Airlines And Qatar Airways Sign Codeshare Partnership + AA Exploring DOH Flights

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tphuang wrote:
slcdeltarumd11 wrote:
tphuang wrote:
I'm not sure why they would explore flying to DOH. It really doesn't have that much demand.


CONNECTIONS

Double connections through clt or phl is not exactly a profitable market.


Are you joking? You really think that's all this is about?

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by 9w748capt
Mon Feb 24, 2020 4:07 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airlines from Canada in US-Europe/Asia
Replies: 10
Views: 1007

Re: Airlines from Canada in US-Europe/Asia

You seriously think AC hasn't thought of this?

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by 9w748capt
Thu Feb 20, 2020 2:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hawaiian most punctual airline - recipe?
Replies: 52
Views: 5676

Re: Hawaiian most punctual airline - recipe?

Uh, maybe because 99% of their flights (exaggerating to make a point) start and finish in Hawaii? This isn't rocket science.

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by 9w748capt
Thu Feb 20, 2020 2:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS to join OneWorld / AA to make SEA an Intl gateway
Replies: 1192
Views: 134228

Re: AS to join OneWorld / AA to make SEA an Intl gateway

Wouldn't it be argued that the current codeshare agreement is being terminated and a new agreement in the context of oneworld is being created? If the old codeshare agreement is terminated wouldn't that make the court ruling void as the agreement it was referencing is no longer in valid? The agreem...

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by 9w748capt
Thu Feb 20, 2020 2:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US Domestic Widebody Subs from Suspended China Service
Replies: 58
Views: 12682

Re: US Domestic Widebody Subs from Suspended China Service

JustSomeDood wrote:
Unexpected windfall for the guys up front then, must be quite an upgrade from domestic business to getting flatbeds intended for long-haul.


Some extra sections with these, yes, but AA at least runs WBs between hubs with some regularity. Plus JFK-LAX/SFO has flat beds in J/F anyway.

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by 9w748capt
Wed Feb 19, 2020 1:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS to join OneWorld / AA to make SEA an Intl gateway
Replies: 1192
Views: 134228

Re: AS to join OneWorld / AA to make SEA an Intl gateway

AS has three statuses; MVP, Gold and 75k. Roughly translated those would meet up with Gold, Platinum and Exec Platinum for AA and Ruby, Sapphire and Emerald for OW. I see no reason for AS why they really have to change since they already devalue partner flights over direct AS legs and currently Mil...

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by 9w748capt
Wed Feb 19, 2020 4:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS to join OneWorld / AA to make SEA an Intl gateway
Replies: 1192
Views: 134228

Re: AS to join OneWorld / AA to make SEA an Intl gateway

Go start your own thread about WN. Zzzzzzz Seconded. Back on topic though: what can we expect to happen to AS’s loyalty program? I’ve always enjoyed it for being (in my opinion) far more generous than other airlines — especially compared to AA. Will AS have to water down its program and create new ...

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by 9w748capt
Wed Feb 19, 2020 3:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why Is DL More Profitable Than UA and AA?
Replies: 142
Views: 20760

Re: Why Is DL More Profitable Than UA and AA?

Uh, that is most definitely NOT true, unless you live in Atlanta, Detroit, or Minneapolis. DL's network is largely worthless to large chunks of the country. But where the do exist, they seem to dominate. If you are looking for an airline that is largely worthless outside of their hubs, you want UA,...

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by 9w748capt
Tue Feb 18, 2020 3:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS to join OneWorld / AA to make SEA an Intl gateway
Replies: 1192
Views: 134228

Re: AS to join OneWorld / AA to make SEA an Intl gateway

Geography is in SEA’s favor for India. SEA is the closest major US city to BLR which has high dollar tech traffic. If the 787-9 could fly SFO-BLR, I expect UA would try. UA knows the capability of their 787s from flying SFO/LAX-SIN. SFO-BLR is the same distance as LAX-SIN, which United tried. Unfor...

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by 9w748capt
Mon Feb 17, 2020 10:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why Is DL More Profitable Than UA and AA?
Replies: 142
Views: 20760

Re: Why Is DL More Profitable Than UA and AA?

cledaybuck wrote:
Because DL has a better domestic network.


Uh, that is most definitely NOT true, unless you live in Atlanta, Detroit, or Minneapolis. DL's network is largely worthless to large chunks of the country. But where the do exist, they seem to dominate.

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by 9w748capt
Mon Feb 17, 2020 2:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS to join OneWorld / AA to make SEA an Intl gateway
Replies: 1192
Views: 134228

Re: AS to join OneWorld / AA to make SEA an Intl gateway

Call me skeptical on this whole “AA making SEA an international gateway“ talk. To be clear, I think the AS to OW will benefit both AS and AA domestically. I think it also helps AS better compete with DL, and officially being part of OW will help them compete with DL’s international offerings. So ye...

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by 9w748capt
Sun Feb 16, 2020 7:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why Is DL More Profitable Than UA and AA?
Replies: 142
Views: 20760

Re: Why Is DL More Profitable Than UA and AA?

Also, in my anecdotal experience, DL flight attendants are much more lax when it comes to certain safety regulations compared to other airlines and instead seem more focused on the service aspect of their jobs much to the delight of their customers. AA, UA, and AS Fa's are much more militant and sa...

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by 9w748capt
Sun Feb 16, 2020 3:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why Is DL More Profitable Than UA and AA?
Replies: 142
Views: 20760

Re: Why Is DL More Profitable Than UA and AA?

Easy - it's because AA has cheapened their entire brand by turning their domestic operation into Spirit. DL OTOH continues to invest in their onboard product. Dougie is too incompetent to realize this.

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by 9w748capt
Sat Feb 15, 2020 6:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS to join OneWorld / AA to make SEA an Intl gateway
Replies: 1192
Views: 134228

Re: AS to join OneWorld / AA to make SEA an Intl gateway

I wonder if AA will soon drop the SEA-LAX flights, with the partnership. Huh? That makes literally zero sense. Why would AA add an Intl gateway at SEA but then cut flights to SEA on their own metal? If anything I'd expect AA to expand their LAX-SEA service! Who knows, maybe AA will jump on on route...

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by 9w748capt
Sat Feb 15, 2020 2:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS to join OneWorld / AA to make SEA an Intl gateway
Replies: 1192
Views: 134228

Re: AS to join OneWorld / AA to make SEA an Intl gateway

wedgetail737 wrote:
Will AS be able to keep partnerships with non-One-World airline partners?


Why wouldn't they be able to? Airlines partner non-alliance partners literally all the time.

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by 9w748capt
Sat Feb 15, 2020 2:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS to join OneWorld / AA to make SEA an Intl gateway
Replies: 1192
Views: 134228

Re: AS to join OneWorld / AA to make SEA an Intl gateway

It is rather amusing to see people here believe that AA pulled BLR out of no where. If you watched Vasu Raja's presentation he clearly states that "The Highest growth rate market for our customers is Bangalore. Together with JL, BA and AA, we will be the most important network to the US corpor...

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by 9w748capt
Thu Feb 13, 2020 5:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS to join OneWorld / AA to make SEA an Intl gateway
Replies: 1192
Views: 134228

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

How will SEA-BLR on AA affect the YVR-DEL route on AC? I'm sure many from SEA connects on that route. I'm guessing zero impact. AC's flight primarily serves the large Punjabi community in Vancouver. They have zero interest in BLR. AA is clearly targeting BLR bound business travelers from the West C...

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by 9w748capt
Mon Feb 03, 2020 11:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Network Thread - 2020
Replies: 1468
Views: 210740

Re: American Airlines Network Thread - 2020

Miami wrote:
Rumors of American announcing a new MIA route soon.


Well it has to be NRT this time!

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by 9w748capt
Sun Feb 02, 2020 7:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Oklahoma City Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 17
Views: 1915

Re: Oklahoma City Aviation Thread - 2020

It is nice how much AA has expanded at OKC. If only they'd get rid of Dougie and start sucking less, I'd be much happier about it. Agree though OKC-LGA seems like a longshot. PHL is AA's east coast connecting hub, so there must not be the O&D on OKC-NYC for that service. But we'll see. With thi...

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by 9w748capt
Fri Jan 31, 2020 5:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Launching OKC-LGA
Replies: 39
Views: 7978

Re: AA Launching OKC-LGA

    DDR wrote:
    Would love to see someone start TUL-OKC just for connections. I know it’s short distance but it could be part of through service on some routes.


    Yeah, I can't see that happening. There's no way the economics of such a route would make sense.

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    by 9w748capt
    Thu Jan 30, 2020 11:56 pm
    Forum: Civil Aviation
    Topic: Oklahoma City Aviation Thread - 2020
    Replies: 17
    Views: 1915

    Re: Oklahoma City Aviation Thread - 2020

    Seems AA/Eagle are pretty happy with their combined service at OKC, and probably have doubled their flying base here with all of the new service they have added (latest being MIA) so I wouldn't be surprised if LGA was next on the list of airports they connect nonstop to OKC. Seems like a natural pr...

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    by 9w748capt
    Thu Jan 30, 2020 6:20 pm
    Forum: Civil Aviation
    Topic: AA Launching OKC-LGA
    Replies: 39
    Views: 7978

    Re: AA Launching OKC-LGA

    Can I just say how pleasantly surprised I was by how nice OKC is? I connected through there a few years ago (DFW-OKC-LAX) and would absolutely fly through there again - even going all the way across the country on regional jets! Between the sparkling clean, uncrowded terminal to the delicious cheap...

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    by 9w748capt
    Tue Jan 21, 2020 3:00 am
    Forum: Civil Aviation
    Topic: American Airlines Improves Project Oasis First Class
    Replies: 33
    Views: 5613

    Re: American Airlines Improves Project Oasis First Class

    Why? all these new ways of cramming more people into the cabin mean one thing and thats cheaper fares! If you dont like the cramped seating you can upgrade to MCE or First. But for everyone else that doesn't care about comfort, its a win for them as more people than ever before are now able to fly....

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    by 9w748capt
    Sat Jan 18, 2020 10:40 am
    Forum: Civil Aviation
    Topic: Oklahoma City Aviation Thread - 2020
    Replies: 17
    Views: 1915

    Re: Oklahoma City Aviation Thread - 2020

    Seems AA/Eagle are pretty happy with their combined service at OKC, and probably have doubled their flying base here with all of the new service they have added (latest being MIA) so I wouldn't be surprised if LGA was next on the list of airports they connect nonstop to OKC. Seems like a natural pr...

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    by 9w748capt
    Wed Jan 01, 2020 5:09 pm
    Forum: Civil Aviation
    Topic: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2020
    Replies: 833
    Views: 115888

    Re: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2020

    Just curious what's the latest update on the ATS? The bus idea seemed like a disaster from the beginning.

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    by 9w748capt
    Tue Dec 31, 2019 7:20 pm
    Forum: Civil Aviation
    Topic: Turkish A330THY off RWY at Port Harcourt, Nigeria
    Replies: 31
    Views: 8459

    Re: Turkish A330THY off RWY at Port Harcourt, Nigeria

    Jeez... Center Line should all runways in the world for the lights to change the white lights dash line than all straight white lines up. Use Dash lights it means you are seeing dash lights in the centerline lights! Other edges lights are straight it means edge lights. Both Center lights and edge l...

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    by 9w748capt
    Fri Dec 27, 2019 4:15 pm
    Forum: Civil Aviation
    Topic: Minor dies on DL flight LAX-SEA
    Replies: 32
    Views: 12495

    Re: Minor dies on DL flight LAX-SEA

    Very sad! Most 10 year olds don't just go into cardiac arrest. She may have been a chronically ill child with many comorbidities. May she RIP.

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    by 9w748capt
    Fri Dec 27, 2019 5:30 am
    Forum: Civil Aviation
    Topic: AA botches launch of JFK-GEO
    Replies: 126
    Views: 22389

    Re: AA botches launch of JFK-GEO

    Weren't there security concerns at GEO? From what I can tell, Guyana is still a relatively poor country with a high crime rate. So hopefully things are a bit more stable from that standpoint. I thought I read here that security reasons were one of the reasons DL pulled out?

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    by 9w748capt
    Wed Dec 18, 2019 8:04 pm
    Forum: Civil Aviation
    Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q4 2019, Production suspended
    Replies: 5670
    Views: 739706

    Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q4 2019, Production suspended

    I don't think the other controls are feasible with grandfathering because of using direct control via cables as part of the redundancy. I don't think the 737 has enough hydraulic systems to just be "converted" to FBW. Pretty sure you need 3 and the 737 only has 2. Adding another hydraulic...

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    by 9w748capt
    Wed Dec 18, 2019 2:10 pm
    Forum: Civil Aviation
    Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q4 2019, Production suspended
    Replies: 5670
    Views: 739706

    Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q4 2019, Production suspended

    I still wonder how the things would have played out if the accidents happened in the United States, with almost exclusively U.S. passengers killed and U.S. pilots being branded as "second rate"... wait, U.S. pilots are always first rate... This! I'm surprised you're allowed to post such c...

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    by 9w748capt
    Mon Dec 16, 2019 5:00 pm
    Forum: Civil Aviation
    Topic: Ethiopian announces Houston + more USA expansion
    Replies: 147
    Views: 29150

    Re: Ethiopian announces Houston + more USA expansion

    LH658 wrote:
    Really wish it was routed via Lagos, Abuja, Port Harcourt, and Accra, though Lome is always welcomed. Pleased to hear it official.


    Those are probably large enough markets in their own right that ET has serve them with dedicated flights. Lome is a much smaller city.

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    by 9w748capt
    Thu Dec 05, 2019 5:38 pm
    Forum: Civil Aviation
    Topic: United CEO Munoz stepping down; Kirby appointed
    Replies: 91
    Views: 19750

    Re: United CEO Munoz stepping down; Kirby appointed

    Oscar certainly has gotten UA back on track. His initial response to the Dao incident was horrific to say the least. But it seems he quickly realized that taking care of him with a handsome payday was the way to go, so I suppose he deserves credit for that.

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    by 9w748capt
    Tue Dec 03, 2019 11:26 pm
    Forum: Civil Aviation
    Topic: How would you fix AA?
    Replies: 21
    Views: 1986

    Re: How would you fix AA?

    I like a lot of what AA is and has been doing for the last several years post merger. Most disfunction has been caused by either the integration of US assets or the recent fleet streamlining. Everyone chooses to overlook the fact that AA is building by far the simplest and most modern fleet of the ...

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    by 9w748capt
    Tue Dec 03, 2019 11:22 pm
    Forum: Civil Aviation
    Topic: How would you fix AA?
    Replies: 21
    Views: 1986

    Re: How would you fix AA?

    How on earth does Dougie still have a job? Incredible.

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    by 9w748capt
    Sun Dec 01, 2019 6:10 am
    Forum: Civil Aviation
    Topic: Garuda to open 20 new international routes in 2020
    Replies: 38
    Views: 8919

    Re: Garuda to open 20 new international routes in 2020

    tphuang wrote:
    9w748capt wrote:
    More tourists? Has anyone from GA been to Bali recently? More tourists are the last thing Bali needs.

    Bali tourists fly into dps, not chk.


    Huh? When did I say anything about Bali tourists flying to "chk"?

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