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by AEROFAN
Fri Aug 16, 2019 12:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL vs AA in Italy, doubts of the transatlantic JV of DL and AZ
Replies: 23
Views: 5410

Re: DL vs AA in Italy, doubts of the transatlantic JV of DL and AZ

compensateme wrote:
Maybe I’m missing something but, what’s the point of this thread? I’m genuinely confused.


What is the point to many of the threads? I was about to click out of it as I was thinking the same thing when I saw your post...

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by AEROFAN
Wed Aug 14, 2019 1:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta allegedly lobbying against new FAA rest rule for cabin crew
Replies: 79
Views: 18434

Re: Delta allegedly lobbying against new FAA rest rule for cabin crew

Delta always fighting against anything good for the workers. Immoral and unethical anti labor company with the dirtiest practices to make sure their employees don't unionize. And yet their employees are among the happiest and best compensated in the industry...weird. I'm a pilot at a major airline ...

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by AEROFAN
Fri Aug 09, 2019 11:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Atlantic to cancel St Lucia
Replies: 42
Views: 10927

Re: Virgin Atlantic to cancel St Lucia

This is a clear example why Caribbean islands need to band together and fight against these large airlines, cruise companies, hotel chains etc. when they come cap in hand asking for money. I for one am happy that Govt of SLU told VS soo long. Im not sure if ANU, TAB and BGI was approached, but sham...

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by AEROFAN
Fri Aug 09, 2019 11:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United going after hidden-city travellers
Replies: 372
Views: 32853

Re: United going after hidden-city travellers

Live by IAH and then tell me that... So you are telling me that UA is the only airline that flies out of IAH? Really? Good for you, well keep flying them, but please do shut up about it. really? yes, I see why my incredibly inflammatory, complaint filled post warranted such an incredibly rude respo...

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by AEROFAN
Fri Aug 09, 2019 8:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United going after hidden-city travellers
Replies: 372
Views: 32853

Re: United going after hidden-city travellers

Did they? Some maybe, but by far not all of them. There are also a lot of customers who would love distance-based pricing, I'm one of them. I mean, what can be simpler? Each leg has a certain price. Add more legs and the price goes up. Leg price is cost price for the airline. It's totally fool-proo...

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by AEROFAN
Thu Aug 08, 2019 5:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: American Airlines Increases International Presence, Makes First Entrance Into Africa
Replies: 508
Views: 93894

Re: Updated: American Airlines Increases International Presence, Makes First Entrance Into Africa

So what is the announcement? Can someone who knows place a link in the very first post of this thread so that those of us who do not find drivel interesting do not have to slog through it... I agree. The announcement should have been a new thread so we don't have to go thru 260 posts to find it. Bu...

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by AEROFAN
Thu Aug 08, 2019 2:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: American Airlines Increases International Presence, Makes First Entrance Into Africa
Replies: 508
Views: 93894

Re: Updated: American Airlines Increases International Presence, Makes First Entrance Into Africa

So what is the announcement? Can someone who knows place a link in the very first post of this thread so that those of us who do not find drivel interesting do not have to slog through it...

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by AEROFAN
Mon Aug 05, 2019 10:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United going after hidden-city travellers
Replies: 372
Views: 32853

Re: United going after hidden-city travellers

Ah. Thanks for the explanation. Makes sense now. That example works only because both airports are hubs. If only one airport is a hub you can only do it in one direction by either booking two one-ways on the same or a different airline, or if the hidden city is on the return, you can book a multi-c...

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by AEROFAN
Mon Aug 05, 2019 8:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United going after hidden-city travellers
Replies: 372
Views: 32853

Re: United going after hidden-city travellers

If you use the hidden city ticketing to your benefit, if anyone asks, be sure to say that you suddenly got nausea and had to exit the airport. When the airlines start honouring their part of a fair deal (not the one they dictated), e.g., by not bumping passengers who paid for their trip. Or actuall...

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by AEROFAN
Mon Aug 05, 2019 8:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United going after hidden-city travellers
Replies: 372
Views: 32853

Re: United going after hidden-city travellers

Why should there be a law? Why should the government get involved with this? To protect the customer. I know this isn't very common in the US, but in Europe there are a lot of laws that protect customers against the power of large companies. Customers have rights and those rights, unfortunately, ha...

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by AEROFAN
Mon Aug 05, 2019 7:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United going after hidden-city travellers
Replies: 372
Views: 32853

Re: United going after hidden-city travellers

My understanding is that is exactly what United is doing. Do it infrequently and you'll get away with it. Do it repeatedly and they'll challenge you. Right, but they can't do anything to recover their missing revenue after the fact, because they are on shaky legal ground. The real fix from their po...

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by AEROFAN
Sun Aug 04, 2019 10:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United going after hidden-city travellers
Replies: 372
Views: 32853

Re: United going after hidden-city travellers

If an airline is able to sell XXX-YYY for $400 and sells XXX-YYY-ZZZ for $150 then they are stupid, right? But here is the thing: airlines are not stupid. They predict how many people book only XXX-YYY and the rest of the plane is going to be empty unless they fill it with connecting passengers jus...

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by AEROFAN
Sat Aug 03, 2019 5:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United going after hidden-city travellers
Replies: 372
Views: 32853

Re: United going after hidden-city travellers

What’s interesting to me about the whole thing is that I don’t think that the airlines or the general public really wants the current demand based pricing model to change. Carriers could very well lose in court, but if they do and are forced to use a different pricing model that doesn’t enable hidd...

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by AEROFAN
Sat Aug 03, 2019 2:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United going after hidden-city travellers
Replies: 372
Views: 32853

Re: United going after hidden-city travellers

What’s interesting to me about the whole thing is that I don’t think that the airlines or the general public really wants the current demand based pricing model to change. Carriers could very well lose in court, but if they do and are forced to use a different pricing model that doesn’t enable hidd...

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by AEROFAN
Fri Aug 02, 2019 8:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United going after hidden-city travellers
Replies: 372
Views: 32853

Re: United going after hidden-city travellers

I needed to go DSM-DEN and United was like $520 one way for a 500 mile trip! I had been looking for months and the price never changed by a penny and my day was flexible! Instead I found a united flight connecting in Denver to Vegas for $89! If United would have just charged $200 or so one-way for ...

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by AEROFAN
Fri Aug 02, 2019 2:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United going after hidden-city travellers
Replies: 372
Views: 32853

Re: United going after hidden-city travellers

I simply do not understand why so many of you suck at the teats of airlines. If UA doesn't suit you, fly another. Vote with your pocket and you will see how soon any company changes its tune. Live by IAH and then tell me that... So you are telling me that UA is the only airline that flies out of IA...

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by AEROFAN
Thu Aug 01, 2019 11:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United going after hidden-city travellers
Replies: 372
Views: 32853

Re: United going after hidden-city travellers

I'll state the obvious. They lose the ability to sell that downline booking, because it's reserved for someone who has no intention of using it. Of course they lose the ability of selling it because they already sold it. If the customer uses that ticket or not should be irrelevant to the airline. T...

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by AEROFAN
Thu Aug 01, 2019 11:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United going after hidden-city travellers
Replies: 372
Views: 32853

Re: United going after hidden-city travellers

What would the carrier lose if a customer throw aways the ticket? Nothing materially. In fact they would use less fuel or they can accommodate an extra standby passengers. One customer here or there does not matter, but if such tactic was to become more significant (and UA says it's on the rise), i...

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by AEROFAN
Thu Aug 01, 2019 11:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United going after hidden-city travellers
Replies: 372
Views: 32853

Re: United going after hidden-city travellers

The whole airline pricing model is based on individual market dynamics. So a ORD-SFO-LAS journey might be cheaper than simply a ORD-SFO booking. Consumers aren't responsible for the airline pricing model. The airline is perfectly free to NOT price the longer journey lower than the shorter one, thus...

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by AEROFAN
Thu Aug 01, 2019 11:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United going after hidden-city travellers
Replies: 372
Views: 32853

Re: United going after hidden-city travellers

I always found the practice of skipping a leg questionable Eh, disagree. Price the trips accordingly to avoid this. And after all the nonsense airlines pull, they were the try to never take responsibility, and the gajillions of dollars they are making, I dont care. If you find a skiplag leg, do it!...

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by AEROFAN
Thu Aug 01, 2019 11:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United going after hidden-city travellers
Replies: 372
Views: 32853

Re: United going after hidden-city travellers

Of all the carriers, UA is the most likely to create a police state. Their puny carry-on allowance (personal-item-only allowance) for basic economy is unreal, and you can't even get your boarding pass until an agent has looked at your personal item BEFORE you go through security. So unless you have...

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by AEROFAN
Thu Aug 01, 2019 11:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United going after hidden-city travellers
Replies: 372
Views: 32853

Re: United going after hidden-city travellers

The whole airline pricing model is based on individual market dynamics. So a ORD-SFO-LAS journey might be cheaper than simply a ORD-SFO booking. Yes some passengers think they are clever by skipping a last leg, airlines imo very much have a right to go after such customers and in egregious cases sh...

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by AEROFAN
Thu Aug 01, 2019 11:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United going after hidden-city travellers
Replies: 372
Views: 32853

Re: United going after hidden-city travellers

The whole airline pricing model is based on individual market dynamics. So a ORD-SFO-LAS journey might be cheaper than simply a ORD-SFO booking. Airlines have tried to simplify fare structures over the years but many have met with disasters such as AA's attempt twice to roll out simple fares with f...

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by AEROFAN
Thu Aug 01, 2019 11:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United going after hidden-city travellers
Replies: 372
Views: 32853

Re: United going after hidden-city travellers

United need to change their pricing. Not just United. The airline industry needs to change its pricing model. When I used to work for an airline, it was part of my responsibility to catch these travellers. It was fun. Now, I can't blame anyone for trying to find a better price. Good for them if the...

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by AEROFAN
Thu Aug 01, 2019 7:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Trump Hosts Meeting b/w QR and the U.S. Carriers
Replies: 135
Views: 15911

Re: Trump Hosts Meeting b/w QR and the U.S. Carriers

Open skies with the ME3 should be done away with as it is more beneficial to those carriers than US airlines. But its beneficial to U.S. airlines too so that excuse doesn't fly. B6 is a huge benefactor of this open skies agreement which is probably why DL is not happy with open skies. But at the en...

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by AEROFAN
Thu Aug 01, 2019 7:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Trump Hosts Meeting b/w QR and the U.S. Carriers
Replies: 135
Views: 15911

Re: Trump Hosts Meeting b/w QR and the U.S. Carriers

Open skies with the ME3 should be done away with as it is more beneficial to those carriers than US airlines. B6 is a huge benefactor of this open skies agreement which is probably why DL is not happy with open skies. Please forgive my ignorance, but in what way is B6 a huge benefactor? I suspect h...

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by AEROFAN
Thu Aug 01, 2019 4:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Trump Hosts Meeting b/w QR and the U.S. Carriers
Replies: 135
Views: 15911

Re: Trump Hosts Meeting b/w QR and the U.S. Carriers

I love that he made fun of Doug Parker to his face. He is driving AA lower and lower everyday and his tenure will go down as a failure. Really? I find some of you quite amazing! This is the sort of behavior you find acceptable in elected officials... No wonder... Open skies with the Me3 should be d...

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by AEROFAN
Tue Jul 30, 2019 2:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Trump Hosts Meeting b/w QR and the U.S. Carriers
Replies: 135
Views: 15911

Re: Trump Hosts Meeting b/w QR and the U.S. Carriers

Why must every.... single.... little.... freakin' THING that involves this man be viewed as evil right out of the gate. Can someone here please at least try to be objective? It's called Trump derangement syndrome. Objectively, there's no reason for a president to become involved in an industrial po...

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by AEROFAN
Tue Jul 30, 2019 2:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NYC sues American Airlines over employee sick leave
Replies: 157
Views: 13714

Re: NYC sues American Airlines over employee sick leave

From the DOL. “Unpaid leave (Q) Is my employer required to pay me when I take FMLA leave? The FMLA only requires unpaid leave. However, the law permits an employee to elect, or the employer to require the employee, to use accrued paid vacation leave, paid sick or family leave for some or all of the...

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by AEROFAN
Tue Jul 30, 2019 12:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NYC sues American Airlines over employee sick leave
Replies: 157
Views: 13714

Re: NYC sues American Airlines over employee sick leave

By law FMLA is an unpaid leave, however, employers may choose to be more generous and allow employees on intermittent or continuous leaves to use their various earned accurals if they wish. Someone whose company permits this, yet has exhausted all their accrued sick leave already, may find themselv...

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by AEROFAN
Mon Jul 29, 2019 11:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NYC sues American Airlines over employee sick leave
Replies: 157
Views: 13714

Re: NYC sues American Airlines over employee sick leave

Use vacation days or comp time to cover sick days? Really? Well alrighty then... AS permits employees to be paid from earned sick, vacation, or comp accruals when using FMLA. Thank you for an actual example whereby someone might want to do that. It seems there are multiple people posting on this th...

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by AEROFAN
Mon Jul 29, 2019 11:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NYC sues American Airlines over employee sick leave
Replies: 157
Views: 13714

Re: NYC sues American Airlines over employee sick leave

EA CO AS wrote:
AEROFAN wrote:
Use vacation days or comp time to cover sick days? Really? Well alrighty then...


AS permits employees to be paid from earned sick, vacation, or comp accruals when using FMLA.


FMLA is a different ball game altogether and has nothing to do with the matter at hand.

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by AEROFAN
Mon Jul 29, 2019 7:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NYC sues American Airlines over employee sick leave
Replies: 157
Views: 13714

Re: NYC sues American Airlines over employee sick leave

Were you ever sick during that 40 year career? Of course he was sick during the 40 years. However, being able to smugly state he never took a sick day was more important than resting up - and way more important than the health of his coworkers. This outdated mentality of "must work no matter w...

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by AEROFAN
Mon Jul 29, 2019 1:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NYC sues American Airlines over employee sick leave
Replies: 157
Views: 13714

Re: NYC sues American Airlines over employee sick leave

Having worked for AA in a non-union position, I have had first-hand experience with their draconian sick leave policy. The disciplinary points system they use for sick days was often the subject of anxiety dreams at night, and those dreams lasted well beyond my tenure at AA. In my view, the sick/ab...

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by AEROFAN
Mon Jul 29, 2019 1:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NYC sues American Airlines over employee sick leave
Replies: 157
Views: 13714

Re: NYC sues American Airlines over employee sick leave

Which one of you can get a doctor's appointment to see him or her when you are sick? I know I have never been able to. I need at least 3-5 weeks lead time. Seriously? Man, you need a new doctor, stat! If I'm sick on a weekday, it's never a question of whether my primary care physician can see me th...

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by AEROFAN
Mon Jul 29, 2019 1:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NYC sues American Airlines over employee sick leave
Replies: 157
Views: 13714

Re: NYC sues American Airlines over employee sick leave

Which one of you can get a doctor's appointment to see him or her when you are sick? I know I have never been able to. I need at least 3-5 weeks lead time. Seriously? Man, you need a new doctor, stat! If I'm sick on a weekday, it's never a question of whether my primary care physician can see me th...

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by AEROFAN
Mon Jul 29, 2019 1:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NYC sues American Airlines over employee sick leave
Replies: 157
Views: 13714

Re: NYC sues American Airlines over employee sick leave

Which one of you can get a doctor's appointment to see him or her when you are sick? I know I have never been able to. I need at least 3-5 weeks lead time. Seriously? Man, you need a new doctor, stat! If I'm sick on a weekday, it's never a question of whether my primary care physician can see me th...

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by AEROFAN
Sun Jul 28, 2019 8:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NYC sues American Airlines over employee sick leave
Replies: 157
Views: 13714

Re: NYC sues American Airlines over employee sick leave

I suspect some confirmation bias in these "always Monday/Friday" sick calls, or some other outside influence. I used to get sick pretty often during the Christmas and Thanksgiving. Never heard anyone complain about that pattern, but it was significantly less convenient for me. Also, the d...

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by AEROFAN
Sat Jul 27, 2019 2:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NYC sues American Airlines over employee sick leave
Replies: 157
Views: 13714

Re: NYC sues American Airlines over employee sick leave

Sue the hell outta them. There's nothing more annoying that people coming to work sick. What's the point? To get others sick? Work at diminished capacity? Ridiculous!

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by AEROFAN
Sat Jul 27, 2019 2:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Q2 2019 US Carriers Financial Performance
Replies: 47
Views: 5806

Re: Q2 2019 US Carriers Financial Performance

Some folks have asked for a summary of the Q2 2019 financial performance of the various US carriers....here's a comparison across various financial and statistical metrics of AA, DL, UA, WN, AS, and B6: Before getting into the financials, here are some traffic/capacity figures to give you an idea o...

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by AEROFAN
Thu Jul 25, 2019 1:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AAL posts solid Q2 results despite 737 Max grounding
Replies: 66
Views: 6908

Re: AAL posts solid Q2 results despite 737 Max grounding

I really want to understand what went wrong with AA, is it due to the mentality of HP/US management style, or is it due to a perfect storm of all things gone wrong from the dispute with wifi provider to the debacle of premium seats manufactures to the MAX delays? I'll go with "HP/US management...

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by AEROFAN
Thu Jul 25, 2019 10:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus Reveals Hybrid-Electric 'Bird Of Prey' Airliner Concept
Replies: 98
Views: 11839

Re: Airbus Reveals Hybrid-Electric 'Bird Of Prey' Airliner Concept

So, this is Airbus equivalent of the Sonic Cruiser, a radical placeholder to make them look innovative until airlines are willing to plunk down money on the next generation of aircraft, all of which will look nothing like this. Kahless would find such tactics dishonorable. This is what drives innov...

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by AEROFAN
Wed Jul 24, 2019 2:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines flight attendant bitten by emotional support dog
Replies: 88
Views: 10779

Re: American Airlines flight attendant bitten by emotional support dog

stl07 wrote:
Boof02671 wrote:
Envoy is not a mainline Flight Attendant

As frequently stated on this site, regional FAs are not humans and therefore deserve no sympathy and none of the rights given to mainline FAs. The bite must hurt less since regional FAs are less than human

:rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl:

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by AEROFAN
Fri Jul 19, 2019 5:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: “Dear American Airlines, I Hate You With My Whole Heart.” writes disgruntled traveler
Replies: 179
Views: 23142

Re: “Dear American Airlines, I Hate You With My Whole Heart.” writes disgruntled traveler

You won't need to do that with a hotel. A hotel or any other business would sell their product at the lower rate. Only the airline industry has made a living on predatory pricing and policies. Nope. Hotels do the same pricing strategy too. You just didn't notice it. It's OK. I guess you've never st...

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by AEROFAN
Fri Jul 19, 2019 10:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: “Dear American Airlines, I Hate You With My Whole Heart.” writes disgruntled traveler
Replies: 179
Views: 23142

Re: “Dear American Airlines, I Hate You With My Whole Heart.” writes disgruntled traveler

Well you can't cheat the system by booking 3 nights in a hotel & stay only 1 to enjoy lower room rates... You won't need to do that with a hotel. A hotel or any other business would sell their product at the lower rate. Only the airline industry has made a living on predatory pricing and polici...

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by AEROFAN
Fri Jul 19, 2019 1:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: “Dear American Airlines, I Hate You With My Whole Heart.” writes disgruntled traveler
Replies: 179
Views: 23142

Re: “Dear American Airlines, I Hate You With My Whole Heart.” writes disgruntled traveler

That’s the thing. They aren’t paying less. They are paying the same for less. What is my incentive to purchase AA BE vs. NK, F9, or G4? They're paying less to fly AA. It may not be less than NK, F9 or G4, but it's still less than the normal price on AA. And the advantage of AA BE over NK, F9 or G4 ...

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by AEROFAN
Fri Jul 19, 2019 1:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: “Dear American Airlines, I Hate You With My Whole Heart.” writes disgruntled traveler
Replies: 179
Views: 23142

Re: “Dear American Airlines, I Hate You With My Whole Heart.” writes disgruntled traveler

Wow delayed for 7 hours- Simply call your credit card company and dispute the charge for service not rendered. I'm pretty sure your credit card company would side with you.

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by AEROFAN
Sun Jul 14, 2019 1:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM calls for people to fly less
Replies: 237
Views: 23192

Re: KLM calls for people to fly less

As if most businesses were located in city centers... They are not? Where are they located at airports? Close to airports? There is more than just airports outside of city centers; so, hoping on the train (which most of the time leaves from downtown) is not necessarily an easy feat and might be lon...

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by AEROFAN
Sun Jul 14, 2019 1:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA300 JFK-LAX Hits object on takeoff!
Replies: 150
Views: 45004

Re: AA300 JFK-LAX Hits object on takeoff!

cledaybuck wrote:
Am I the only one who (mis)read that headline and though AA doesn't have A300's anymore?


You are not the only one. I thought the same :smile:

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by AEROFAN
Sat Jul 13, 2019 11:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM virtual look inside 787-10
Replies: 33
Views: 4951

Re: KLM virtual look inside 787-10

I dislike the colour scheme.

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