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by Skisandy
Fri Oct 18, 2019 1:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bad Night at JFK
Replies: 48
Views: 14012

Re: Bad Night at JFK

Frequency, people want frequency! Small planes, a departure to each major city every half hour. Of course, runway problems, weather etc...then add a 3-5 hour delay, but I am oh so happy that I could choose my exact departure time - though nothing departs at that time. It is absurd to have all these ...

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by Skisandy
Fri Aug 02, 2019 4:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United going after hidden-city travellers
Replies: 372
Views: 46983

Re: United going after hidden-city travellers

Hey, you're getting fat! The supermarket made me eat all the potatoes I bought …. 2 pounds. I was full after eating half, but they threatened me with taking my discount card away, prohibiting me from entering their store for a year, and asking for compensation for their loss. What loss? Well, one po...

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by Skisandy
Fri Jun 02, 2017 3:43 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: BA ground staff LHR T5 last night
Replies: 43
Views: 4797

Re: BA ground staff LHR T5 last night

In most countries the police lets you off with a warning if you are speeding up to 10% over the limit. For example - they let you often go, for up to 66 miles per hour in a 60 miles per hour zone. That kind of flexibility can of course not be expected from airline staff - because with them "rul...

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by Skisandy
Sun May 14, 2017 3:43 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Printed boarding pass vs. smartphone
Replies: 60
Views: 11639

Printed boarding pass vs. smartphone

A small pet peeve of mine: What is so great about having your boarding pass on your cell phone instead of using a printed one? Try 10 times in front of the TSA until the reader finally recognizes you? Holding up the line of us old folks with a printed boarding pass which takes 0.2 seconds to hand to...

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by Skisandy
Sun May 15, 2016 7:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why Is Frequency Great When All Are 2 Hours Late?
Replies: 66
Views: 11177

RE: Why Is Frequency Great When All Are 2 Hours Late?

To ty97: That was a whirlwind of sizes of metropolitan areas! I don't see what the relevance is. Did you forget that many more people in Japan and in China take the high speed trains? Many more than take the flights? Give me the statistics for Amtrak compared to the high speed rail in Japan and Chin...

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by Skisandy
Sun May 15, 2016 6:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why Is Frequency Great When All Are 2 Hours Late?
Replies: 66
Views: 11177

RE: Why Is Frequency Great When All Are 2 Hours Late?

Some examples:

Tokyo-Osaka: a flight almost every 15 minutes, 767, 777, 787.. and similar.

Beijing-Shanghai: a flight every 15 minutes, A330, 777, 747, plus the odd 737.

Imagine an "Embraer testing ground" here........LOL.

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by Skisandy
Sun May 15, 2016 3:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why Is Frequency Great When All Are 2 Hours Late?
Replies: 66
Views: 11177

RE: Why Is Frequency Great When All Are 2 Hours Late?

OK, this I just a tiny sample: In the last 1 1/2 years I flew 8 times out of DC area airports ( mostly to <acronym title="Atlanta - Hartsfield-Jackson Int (The William B Hartsfield / Municipal / Candler Field) (ATL / KATL), USA - Georgia">ATL</acronym>, <acronym title="Albuquerque - International Su...

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by Skisandy
Sun May 15, 2016 2:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH 747-8I Premium ECO Inbetween ECO Sections
Replies: 28
Views: 11828

RE: LH 747-8I Premium ECO Inbetween ECO Sections

The 747-800 may not be the ideal aircraft for <acronym title="Lufthansa (Germany)">LH</acronym> to Rio right now. Economy was completely full both ways. I think the German tourists love the great exchange rate at this time, and take the Zika problem in stride.... they have been going a lot to South ...

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by Skisandy
Sun May 15, 2016 12:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH 747-8I Premium ECO Inbetween ECO Sections
Replies: 28
Views: 11828

RE: LH 747-8I Premium ECO Inbetween ECO Sections

Just flew <acronym title="Lufthansa (Germany)">LH</acronym> <acronym title="Rio de Janeiro - Galeao International (Antonio Carlos Jobim) (GIG / SBGL), Brazil">GIG</acronym>-<acronym title="Frankfurt am Main (Rhein-Main AB) (FRA / FRF / EDDF), Germany">FRA</acronym>-<acronym title="Rio de Janeiro - G...

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by Skisandy
Sun May 15, 2016 12:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH 747-8I Premium ECO Inbetween ECO Sections
Replies: 28
Views: 11828

RE: LH 747-8I Premium ECO Inbetween ECO Sections

See next post... sorry.

[Edited 2016-05-14 17:16:12]

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by Skisandy
Sat May 14, 2016 10:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why Is Frequency Great When All Are 2 Hours Late?
Replies: 66
Views: 11177

RE: Why Is Frequency Great When All Are 2 Hours Late?

I am very much enjoying the thorough discussion of this issue - fantastic! Especially since most of you wholeheartedly agree with me - even better! Some here say that they hardly experience any delays, but I do, every time I fly into or out of a Washington area airport. Last time my flight from Dull...

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by Skisandy
Fri May 13, 2016 10:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why Is Frequency Great When All Are 2 Hours Late?
Replies: 66
Views: 11177

Why Is Frequency Great When All Are 2 Hours Late?

Every time there is a little front with a few showers along the East Coast - the "Traffic management program" (or whatever it's called) goes into effect and all flights are delayed by 2 or 3 hours.... this is all routine! We are not talking serious storms, just a routine front with some showers. Now...

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by Skisandy
Fri May 06, 2016 12:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: And Another ‘737 Across The Pond!
Replies: 79
Views: 28270

RE: And Another ‘737 Across The Pond!

Don't forget all the a.netters that prefer narrow body aircraft
on long flights to those obnoxiously roomy wide bodies.

There is a large market right there!

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by Skisandy
Wed May 04, 2016 10:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A B747 Two Holer?
Replies: 37
Views: 13973

RE: A B747 Two Holer?

OK, I agree that the 737 <acronym title="New York - John F. Kennedy International (Idlewild) (JFK / KJFK), USA - New York">JFK</acronym>-South Africa question is a legitimate one, then the traveler would have a choice of frequency, rather than the boring daily wide body. All that is bearable - just ...

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by Skisandy
Wed May 04, 2016 8:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A B747 Two Holer?
Replies: 37
Views: 13973

RE: A B747 Two Holer?

This thread is just as far fetched and useless as this thread, which I propose for the first time: Could a 737 fly from <acronym title="New York - John F. Kennedy International (Idlewild) (JFK / KJFK), USA - New York">JFK</acronym> to South Africa? Or at least trans-Atlantic? That would be a new ide...

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by Skisandy
Sun Apr 24, 2016 10:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chaos In EZE: AA Vs DL Approach
Replies: 47
Views: 16845

RE: Chaos In EZE: AA Vs DL Approach

Ok, one more post.... let's be serious: The question is: How far in advance did <acronym title="American Airlines (USA)">AA</acronym> know about the strike? Because - if it's more than just an hour or two before departure --- they easily could have done more. The trouble really is that local staff h...

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by Skisandy
Sun Apr 24, 2016 9:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chaos In EZE: AA Vs DL Approach
Replies: 47
Views: 16845

RE: Chaos In EZE: AA Vs DL Approach

Yes, right,..... last commenter.... the two most frequent threads here are: Oh no - I really hate that Euro-white - and - that new livery really is terrible, and Why don't they fly the 737 on 14 to 16 hour flights to Europe, Asia, Africa, South Africa and Australia? (Addition: Man - if Boeing still ...

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by Skisandy
Sun Apr 24, 2016 8:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chaos In EZE: AA Vs DL Approach
Replies: 47
Views: 16845

RE: Chaos In EZE: AA Vs DL Approach

I know the moderators will delete my post again, because every time I criticize an arrogant member here - they delete my post. Here we have another one: Above someone questions" Do you buy your airline ticket for food and drink, or to get somewhere?" Indicating that passengers always must accept any...

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by Skisandy
Mon Apr 11, 2016 10:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: GOL May Declare Bankruptcy
Replies: 36
Views: 17456

RE: Rumor: GOL May Declare Bankruptcy

GOL calls itself the "Intelligent Airline" and also claims to be the low fare leader. It is neither, fares are exactly the same as the competition, only the inflight service is inferior. They have too many fights, on planes somewhat too large (out of <acronym title="Rio de Janeiro - Santos Dumont (S...

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by Skisandy
Sun Dec 27, 2015 11:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 20 Hours MIA To LAX On AA--Engine Trouble
Replies: 25
Views: 14522

RE: 20 Hours MIA To LAX On AA--Engine Trouble

What I don't understand is that these delay situations are treated completely different - just because it's a plane. Imagine Greyhound keeping people on a bus for 20 hours? The police would storm the bus, free the hostages and arrest (maybe kill) the driver or whoever decided to hold the people host...

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by Skisandy
Sat Dec 19, 2015 2:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Richard Anderson - Aviation Week’s Person of the Year 2015
Replies: 118
Views: 18799

Richard Anderson - Aviation Week’s Person of the Year 2015

Absolute perfection is rare in this world.... according to airliners.net it
may have happened only three times in our lifetime:

- Miami

- Richard Anderson

- the 757

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by Skisandy
Fri Nov 20, 2015 11:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Core Truths Of A-Net
Replies: 340
Views: 29878

RE: The Core Truths Of A-Net

* Airbus aircraft are too quiet - it's stressful for Americans flying on them because of that. * The loud and almost unbearable noise of 707's and 727' are music to any A.netter's ears. * Will they make a 737 ULTRA MAX that can fly 14 - 16 hour segments? * Will <acronym title="American Airlines (USA...

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by Skisandy
Thu Nov 19, 2015 5:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Same Flt#, But Equip. Change...
Replies: 37
Views: 4454

RE: Same Flt#, But Equip. Change...

It is pure fraud and deception - it's that simple.

They are selling a trip as a direct (flight with a stop) flight --- when it isn't.

Misleading the customer is illegal with most other businesses, the airlines
seem to be exempt from that.

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by Skisandy
Fri Oct 23, 2015 10:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EVA Air ( BR ) New Livery Leaked
Replies: 79
Views: 28143

RE: EVA Air ( BR ) New Livery Leaked

The dislike for Eurowhite is a purely American phenomenon. Europeans think it is elegant. White planes with a beautiful logo are just fine. Certainly better than an eyesore like Southwest. Had the American carriers adopted Ameriwhite as their main look - then our US friends here would be ecstatic ab...

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by Skisandy
Fri Oct 09, 2015 7:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Turns VCP Into Seasonal Destination
Replies: 19
Views: 4834

RE: AA Turns VCP Into Seasonal Destination

I am not the one who first used the words "stealing" market share. Rather - I was reacting to another
member using that -in my opinion- inappropriate phrase.

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by Skisandy
Thu Oct 08, 2015 11:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Turns VCP Into Seasonal Destination
Replies: 19
Views: 4834

RE: AA Turns VCP Into Seasonal Destination

Hi gen2stew: "Steal Market share"? What's that? Is market share a property of American Airlines? I always thought that in a free country the passenger is allowed to chose which carrier to fly on. Oh - and <acronym title="American Airlines (USA)">AA</acronym>'s market share to VCP was exactly what, b...

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by Skisandy
Thu Oct 08, 2015 9:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Turns VCP Into Seasonal Destination
Replies: 19
Views: 4834

RE: AA Turns VCP Into Seasonal Destination

The ONLY reason <acronym title="American Airlines (USA)">AA</acronym> flies into VCP is to mess with Azul, a purely predatory move. Exactly the same as when they flew to Stansted for only for a short while, to put MaxJet out of business, then they quit that route right away. This time it may not wor...

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by Skisandy
Fri Jul 03, 2015 1:38 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Should DOJ Eliminate Fare Bundling?
Replies: 28
Views: 5735

RE: Should DOJ Eliminate Fare Bundling?

Why are most here always defending the US carrier's reprehensible behavior? Forget the (possibly illegal) anti-competitive behavior, the anti-customer sentiment, the trying to eliminate any and all travel services that compare fares... etc.... But - what is so great about connections? Why should con...

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by Skisandy
Thu Jul 02, 2015 11:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Blast Puts Three In Hospital
Replies: 29
Views: 24441

RE: Jet Blast Puts Three In Hospital

Looks like we need to go to Rarotonga, after St. Marrten and Skiathos.....

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by Skisandy
Sun Mar 08, 2015 5:59 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: TAM Says No More English Speaking Call Centre
Replies: 26
Views: 7753

RE: TAM Says No More English Speaking Call Centre

TAM has gone seriously downhill since they sold out to LAN. I am mostly familiar with their operations in Belo Horizonte and Rio de Janeiro (Santos Dumont), and their counter areas are deserted now, while everybody is lining up to fly GOL and AZUL. Two years ago the lines at TAM where long... I was ...

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by Skisandy
Wed Jan 21, 2015 11:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flight Attendants And The Seat Belt Sign
Replies: 48
Views: 14202

RE: Flight Attendants And The Seat Belt Sign

I fly to/from South America regularly on 8-10 hour flights and TAM has the sensible policy "seatbelt on" when turbulence is present or forecast, and "seatbelt off" otherwise. <acronym title="Albenga (Villanova d'Albenga) (- Clemente Panero) (ALL / LIMG), Italy">ALL</acronym> American carriers put th...

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by Skisandy
Thu Nov 27, 2014 2:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A Boeing 787-5?
Replies: 38
Views: 15667

RE: A Boeing 787-5?

Now the starter of the thread is talking about flying long flights on narrowbodies in business class. I am sure that was not the original intention of the discussion --- these long flights become very uncomfortable in economy class, with a 3-3 configuration, where two thirds of the travelers don't h...

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by Skisandy
Thu Nov 27, 2014 2:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A Boeing 787-5?
Replies: 38
Views: 15667

RE: A Boeing 787-5?

VC10er: Sure you don't mind a narrowbody on a long flight in business class..... or the upper deck of the 747, which almost always is business class. The super rich people's private planes are even narrower, but it's all first class. I am sure, though, that the discussion here is all about very long...

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by Skisandy
Wed Nov 26, 2014 9:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A Boeing 787-5?
Replies: 38
Views: 15667

RE: A Boeing 787-5?

There is this strange longing for ultra-long narrow body flights among so many a.netters -I don't get it. I am old enough to have flown on B707 and DC-8's across the Atlantic, to/from the <acronym title="San Francisco - International (SFO / KSFO), USA - California">SFO</acronym> and <acronym title="...

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by Skisandy
Mon Nov 24, 2014 6:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BER: Will Not Open Before 2018
Replies: 72
Views: 17697

RE: BER: Will Not Open Before 2018

Germans are the "best engineers' in the world.... how is it then possible that ANY airport in the entire rest of the world ever opened......? Oh, maybe this is a solution: Divide Germany, remember, into East and West - and let Putin's engineers fix the "Schonefeld problem" --- that may work better....

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by Skisandy
Wed Aug 27, 2014 12:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Do Two Jetways Really Load A Plane Faster
Replies: 54
Views: 12038

RE: Do Two Jetways Really Load A Plane Faster

Maybe this will help the thread starter: Imagine your family of four of five ( we are only a short way to the crowds boarding an airplane). 1. Cars with 4 doors are faster to board than cars with 2 doors. 2. If you have a car with one door only, that would be a real pain.... Or a subway... they boar...

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by Skisandy
Sat Dec 21, 2013 12:29 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: OS:"If You Book Through UA, You Can't Expect Help"
Replies: 38
Views: 5102

RE: OS:"If You Book Through UA, You Can't Expect H

Code sharing and airline alliances are the biggest scam there is in the transportation industry. What they call "seamless service" is instead the biggest and best setup for the perfect runaround. They claim all these extra destinations, these fantastic through fares etc.... but all that already exis...

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by Skisandy
Wed Dec 11, 2013 3:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why doesn't Latin America Have Its Own LCC?
Replies: 37
Views: 7216

Why doesn't Latin America Have Its Own LCC?

GOL is huge, but not a low fare carrier.
It is not enough to say you have the lowest fares, when you in reality do not have the lowest fares..
TAM is lower priced than GOL about 80 percent of the time, when I look for a domestic flight within Brazil.

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by Skisandy
Thu Nov 28, 2013 8:21 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Center Of Gravity With Large Business Class?
Replies: 9
Views: 12501

Center Of Gravity With Large Business Class?

I just flew on a United 777 <acronym title="Houston - George Bush Intercontinental (IAH / KIAH), USA - Texas">IAH</acronym>-<acronym title="Rio de Janeiro - Galeao International (Antonio Carlos Jobim) (GIG / SBGL), Brazil">GIG</acronym> and observed that about half of the plane's length was business...

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by Skisandy
Sat Sep 28, 2013 10:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Eagle Pilots Shows Why Stuck Mics Are No Fun
Replies: 24
Views: 22707

RE: Eagle Pilots Shows Why Stuck Mics Are No Fun

Hehehe.... being a SLF these people look down upon, I say this: The pilot is not very professional, and the creepy controller is trying very hard (and succeeding) being worse than the pilot. Insisting to give the pilot "the phone number" is violating the sterile cockpit rule more seriously than the ...

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by Skisandy
Thu Jul 25, 2013 3:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How Much Info Should Pilots Give Pax During Abort?
Replies: 51
Views: 11155

RE: How Much Info Should Pilots Give Pax During Abort?

I am not picking on US pilots' flying skills at all - they are among the safest, if not THE best and safest in the world. I am criticizing their communication skills, or rather- lack of communication - which in my opinion stems from a deeply rooted authoritarian mindset. Why does nobody agree with m...

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by Skisandy
Thu Jul 25, 2013 2:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How Much Info Should Pilots Give Pax During Abort?
Replies: 51
Views: 11155

RE: How Much Info Should Pilots Give Pax During Abort?

cjg225: Yes- for real. You should travel outside the US some time and see for yourself.
(I do understand the reason for the difference in how police approaches a situation in Europe, for example, vs in the US: In Europe people usually are not armed, hence the less aggressive attitude).

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by Skisandy
Thu Jul 25, 2013 12:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How Much Info Should Pilots Give Pax During Abort?
Replies: 51
Views: 11155

RE: How Much Info Should Pilots Give Pax During Abort?

The details about boarding is to show that travelers already are stressed just from the regular activities when flying, which makes it even more important that they be treated with respect by the crew - that is - as people - and not as objects. This whole idea that so many A.netters seem to embrace ...

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by Skisandy
Thu May 16, 2013 6:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JJ A320 Pilots Fired After Allowing Pax In Cockpit and CPT Seat
Replies: 51
Views: 19421

RE: JJ A320 Pilots Fired After Allowing Pax In Cockpit And CPT Seat

I fly TAM and GOL a lot domestic in Brazil and must say that these are through
and through professional organizations, on the same level as airlines in the US and in Europe.
So - it's doubly surprising to me hat these pilots disregarded the rules so severely.

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by Skisandy
Wed May 15, 2013 11:24 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Worlds Earliest Depatures, How Early Do They Get?
Replies: 88
Views: 14898

RE: Worlds Earliest Depatures, How Early Do They G

This is all extremely interesting! I have been chided by a moderator here at this forum, because I wrote about a personal observation (aren't they all?).... and now we have this interesting thread - which really enriches our knowledge base enormously. Give me an A against B fight any day. Yes - anot...

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by Skisandy
Wed Aug 22, 2012 3:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LAN Perú To Set A Record On The LIM-CUZ Route!
Replies: 45
Views: 11924

RE: LAN Perú To Set A Record On The LIM-CUZ Route!

Remember Faucett? About 25 years ago, just before they went out of business, I flew on their DC-8 in and out of <acronym title="Cuzco - Teniente Alejandro Velasco Astete (CUZ / SPZO), Peru">CUZ</acronym>. Now-that's a plane that needs a long runway, even when it's not hot/humid/high. This should put...

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by Skisandy
Fri Nov 19, 2010 9:18 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: G20 Meeting - Major Flight Interruptions In Lisbon
Replies: 1
Views: 3348

G20 Meeting - Major Flight Interruptions In Lisbon

Stay away from any city that has a <acronym title="Air Great Wall (China) and Gujarat Airways (India)">G8</acronym> or G20 meeting! It just took me 7 hours to fly from Milan to Lisbon (where the meeting is), due to the entire Portugal airspace being closed for hours, for security reasons - missing m...

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by Skisandy
Tue Jan 19, 2010 1:23 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: South African Airways Reservations Are Impossible!
Replies: 7
Views: 7022

RE: South African Airways Reservations Are Impossi

Thanks for your responses! Unfortunately we are based in Santa Fe, New Mexico, far away from any South African Airways representative. I will call London tomorrow, to see if they can help. A few toll calls make absolutely no difference to us any more, all we want to do is get this done. My secret wi...

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by Skisandy
Tue Jan 19, 2010 12:39 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: South African Airways Reservations Are Impossible!
Replies: 7
Views: 7022

South African Airways Reservations Are Impossible!

South African Airways reservations are impossible to deal with – a cry for help! Does anyone have a similar miserable experience with the reservations department and customer service departments of South African Airways – and were you able to solve your problem? Anyone have any suggestion how to per...

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