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by N505fx
Fri Sep 13, 2019 3:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Coffee Spill Forced A330 Diversion
Replies: 67
Views: 12023

Re: Coffee Spill Forced A330 Diversion

From what I can see, the A330 cup holder is a slightly tapered tube sticking out of a vertical surface and it seems to be placed in an unergonomic place. By contrast, the 777 cup holder is a sophisticated design that can hold a regular paper coffee cup, a coffee cup with a handle, or a soda can all...

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by N505fx
Thu Sep 12, 2019 4:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Coffee Spill Forced A330 Diversion
Replies: 67
Views: 12023

Re: Coffee Spill Forced A330 Diversion

If I had written this, I would be tagged for hating on Team A. ... and rightly so. We don't want to encourage you yankees too much. ;) Dunno if Boeing have a good cupholder or not either - if so they probably have a buzzword acronym for it - if not - have they learned nothing from that stupid judge...

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by N505fx
Tue Sep 03, 2019 8:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MINT and other Service Cuts to JetBlue, starting 9/1
Replies: 164
Views: 24336

Re: MINT and other Service Cuts to JetBlue, starting 9/1

No more Grey Goose and Bulliet Bourbon, to be replaced by Tito's and Jack (huge downgrade) What a joke! This is a huge downgrade??? Tito's is only the most popular vodka in the USA right now and Grey Goose is garbage. It used celebrities to endorse their products to come across as a premium vodka, ...

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by N505fx
Fri Jul 19, 2019 5:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA’s cash position
Replies: 29
Views: 6592

Re: UA’s cash position

Sitting on too much cash is not in stockholders best interests, the cash reserves are enough to service the debt, but in most cases that debt is working harder to generate revenue than money sitting in the bank...pretty basic business principles here folks.

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by N505fx
Fri May 31, 2019 12:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA stock hits a 3-year low
Replies: 101
Views: 10629

Re: AA stock hits a 3-year low

Dougie is behind the power curve now, the stock is depressed = pissed of shareholders. He has lost the hearts and minds of all of the rank and file = operational problems. Cutting the product and devaluing loyalty = revenue erosion ....time for the drunk to hit the skids.

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by N505fx
Wed May 22, 2019 12:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA169 turning back to LAX 1/3 way to NRT
Replies: 3
Views: 1430

Re: AA169 turning back to LAX 1/3 way to NRT

Any specifics on the maintenance issue?

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by N505fx
Tue May 21, 2019 11:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA169 turning back to LAX 1/3 way to NRT
Replies: 3
Views: 1430

AA169 turning back to LAX 1/3 way to NRT

Looks like AA169 made a u-turn about a 1/3 in to its flight to NRT. Back to LAX. If an emergency, why not back to a closer airport?

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by N505fx
Thu Jan 24, 2019 8:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Passenger suing United for shattered windscreen and fear it caused
Replies: 91
Views: 14810

Re: Passenger suing United for shattered windscreen and fear it caused

I am really failing to see the problem here. There was a failure of some sort, the window broke, by design the window handled the failure and the pilots executed a specified emergency procedure that saved the lives of all onboard...how is this grounds for a lawsuit? I mean, he is suing on the potent...

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by N505fx
Sun Jul 08, 2018 10:34 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: UAs next new thing?
Replies: 74
Views: 8274

Re: UAs next new thing?

Oscar is the best thing to happen to this airline in decades. Your opinion of him is based on, what, exactly? Mine is based on 24 years of being a pilot here and about 6 CEO’s Best of the worst then... proof is in the pudding. He has been at the helm for 3 years, United's public image is at its all...

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by N505fx
Fri Jul 06, 2018 6:17 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: UAs next new thing?
Replies: 74
Views: 8274

Re: UAs next new thing?

Munoz leadership? ROTFL...Munoz is the core of the problem and furthest thing from a leader....a panderer? yes! a leader....no way. Oscar is the best thing to happen to this airline in decades. Your opinion of him is based on, what, exactly? Mine is based on 24 years of being a pilot here and about...

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by N505fx
Fri Jul 06, 2018 4:13 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: UAs next new thing?
Replies: 74
Views: 8274

Re: UAs next new thing?

I think UA will continue to focus on US domestic as that’s the stronger of the two market catagories. One move UA could make that was lightly talked about in another thread last week was jumping into P2P domestic flying. A combo of CS100/300 aircraft would be perfect for such an endeavor. Depending...

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by N505fx
Tue Jun 26, 2018 9:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What should UA do to close the gap with DL?
Replies: 233
Views: 24119

Re: What should UA do to close the gap with DL?

The dullards in Willis Tower don't understand the power of quality revenue generation and what it takes - their focus, since Continental's multiple bankruptcies and United's bankruptcy has been cost containment...which is a downward spiral for their quality revenue generation...until you flush the f...

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by N505fx
Thu Jun 21, 2018 1:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Problem With United FAs. Even I'm Fuming At This!
Replies: 240
Views: 69666

Re: THE Problem With United FAs. Even I'm Fuming At This!

Thinking about this entire thing, it will continue to happen until someone can effectively change the culture, which probably wont happen with the current, flaccid executive team in Willis Tower. With the trite, lazy and downright stupid "Core Four" program, its no wonder the frontline emp...

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by N505fx
Wed Jun 20, 2018 6:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Problem With United FAs. Even I'm Fuming At This!
Replies: 240
Views: 69666

Re: THE Problem With United FAs. Even I'm Fuming At This!

Here I am again (perhaps I’ll be called entitled?) but this hasn’t been my experience. I just checked my lifetime miles: 2,952,492 - almost 3 million. In 30 years I had ONE bad FA who made a bigoted remark not realizing I belonged to the minority they insulted. That was 10 years ago or so. I compla...

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by N505fx
Fri Jun 08, 2018 6:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What should UA do to close the gap with DL?
Replies: 233
Views: 24119

Re: What should UA do to close the gap with DL?

My take: They shrunk to profitability, to the point that they're below their "natural market share". This approach has far reaching ramifications to everything from aircraft purchases, investing in the interiors, resources (particularly combining CO and UA resources - that goes more smoot...

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by N505fx
Fri Jun 08, 2018 4:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What should UA do to close the gap with DL?
Replies: 233
Views: 24119

Re: What should UA do to close the gap with DL?

Its the bean counters, the execs who are flaccid and don't know how to enforce their vision and a horrible communications department that is really to blame. But it seems like UAL beat us to the punch on what to do...with their new announcement that they will charge economy minus for bags on Europe....

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by N505fx
Wed Jun 06, 2018 11:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What should UA do to close the gap with DL?
Replies: 233
Views: 24119

Re: What should UA do to close the gap with DL?

^^^^ Evidently...their WiFi is not up to snuff, VC10er! Please stop hitting the submit button! I agree with you mostly ;-) However, the dementia at United is what will kill them...it seems they have a common sense issue a lot of the time, and very little enforcement of their vision internally...if i...

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by N505fx
Tue Jun 05, 2018 3:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What should UA do to close the gap with DL?
Replies: 233
Views: 24119

Re: What should UA do to close the gap with DL?

So much denial... Skip the Levine article and look to the JD Power survey out just last week, with ratings in the seven categories (plus overall). http://www.jdpower.com/ratings/study/North-America-Airline-Satisfaction-Study/4012ENG/Traditional-Carrier/1269 UA didn't do well in any category. Delta'...

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by N505fx
Tue Jun 05, 2018 1:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What should UA do to close the gap with DL?
Replies: 233
Views: 24119

Re: What should UA do to close the gap with DL?

I think UA is taking steps in the right direction, but the gap it created for itself is quite wide. The seeds have long-since been planted, and the fixes to some of their issues have extremely long germination periods. Unfortunately, it will probably be (as a few of the posters have mentioned) 5-7 ...

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by N505fx
Mon May 21, 2018 8:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Man punches deaf pregnant woman and service dog on F9 flight at MCO
Replies: 63
Views: 9999

Re: Man punches deaf pregnant woman and service dog on F9 flight at MCO

Just for my interest, I know that service dogs doens't need a seat but how do they handle that in practice? Say for example it is a A320 ( 3 x 3 ) and somebody has a Great Dane as a service dog. Where do they leave the dog if the plane is fully booked. I don't think that the dog will fit in front o...

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by N505fx
Mon May 21, 2018 2:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Man punches deaf pregnant woman and service dog on F9 flight at MCO
Replies: 63
Views: 9999

Re: Man punches deaf pregnant woman and service dog on F9 flight at MCO

If you tell me a great dane is useful to help physically disabled people do stuff I believe you. I don't think a service dog is really useful for deaf people, some of them don't even consider themselves disabled, but OK. Now why would a deaf person need a great dane ? A deaf person would have a ser...

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by N505fx
Fri May 18, 2018 5:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Questionable (Failed?) USA Mergers
Replies: 99
Views: 8951

Re: Questionable (Failed?) USA Mergers

Failed Merger = United and Continental ....it didn't pay off in any of the promises it made. Service went down, Network was not maximized, financial performance went down....and it goes on and on and on

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by N505fx
Fri May 18, 2018 4:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines makes big adjustments in onboard food and beverage
Replies: 142
Views: 25266

Re: United Airlines makes big adjustments in onboard food and beverage

The obvious question here is why United couldn't figure this out ahead of time. Who, if anyone, is paying attention to customer feedback? This event makes it appear that UA/Kirby just went ahead nillywilly and institute a negative change without any use of knowledge. You're telling me UA internally...

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by N505fx
Fri May 18, 2018 4:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA CFO Resigns
Replies: 41
Views: 10335

Re: UA CFO Resigns

It’s not on the website yet, but it was told to Global Service members. Some of the popular flying blogs have reached out to United, and they have confirmed that the changes will be going back to the way they were pre-May 1st. If this is true, it probably is smart, but it is disconcerting how many ...

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by N505fx
Thu Mar 22, 2018 9:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 2 Fired United FAs awarded $800k+ (Possibly 1.5mil) From Jury
Replies: 66
Views: 9817

Re: 2 Fired United FAs awarded $800k+ (Possibly 1.5mil) From Jury

I say pay the $1.5mm and get rid of the lazy old garbage that don't care to perform their work to the level of their coworkers. I wish the US carriers had the ability to enforce service standards and not get sued though.

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by N505fx
Thu Mar 15, 2018 10:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA CEO says no new hubs, fleet growth, point to point flying
Replies: 93
Views: 18073

Re: AA CEO says no new hubs, fleet growth, point to point flying

He might make the shareholders rich, but he sure as hell has no idea how to delivery a consistent, quality product. What a joke. I don't agree with this - nearly 175K revenue miles on AA last year and a very consistent experience - their policies and service have not disappointed and sometimes have...

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by N505fx
Thu Mar 15, 2018 10:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How did PanAm feed its network?
Replies: 100
Views: 11133

Re: How did PanAm feed its network?

Evidently, not very well...proof is in the pudding!

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by N505fx
Thu Mar 15, 2018 9:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dog Dies in Overhead Bin on United Airlines Flight
Replies: 491
Views: 33583

Re: Dog Dies in Overhead Bin on United Airlines Flight

I think the problem is bigger than the poor dog. First, there is the negligent dog owner...there is no way in hell that I, as a rational human being and animal lover would let anyone put my dog in harm's way, language barrier or not. But thats not the biggest issue. The bigger issue is that as tragi...

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by N505fx
Mon Sep 25, 2017 8:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JD Power releases Best airport rankings 2017: MCO, SNA, SMF
Replies: 45
Views: 6051

Re: JD Power releases Best airport rankings 2017: MCO, SNA, SMF

I put zero faith in JD Power. Having dealt with them for years, their awards are pay to play. They are a media company the core, driven by the $ and its really easy to win their awards in any given category...if you pay and play by their rules...trust me, I have done it before.

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by N505fx
Thu Jun 08, 2017 9:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA FAs to get TUMI rollaboards
Replies: 54
Views: 10324

Re: UA FAs to get TUMI rollaboards

lavalampluva wrote:
Some executive at UA must be getting a HUGE kick back. Or at least owns some shares of TUMI.


Which is highly illegal for publicly traded companies. Lets keep this conversation adult, please.

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by N505fx
Thu Jun 08, 2017 5:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA FAs to get TUMI rollaboards
Replies: 54
Views: 10324

Re: UA FAs to get TUMI rollaboards

Delta will be rolling out specific luggage as well. They have been testing several brands, with Tumi being one of them. Did United do testing too? Operationally in May, according to United they 'departed' as the most on time airline but didn't arrive. Also they compare their April baggage performan...

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by N505fx
Thu Jun 08, 2017 4:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United tries to force musician to check 17th century violin
Replies: 68
Views: 11303

Re: United tries to force musician to check 17th century violin

Today I am looking at other options with United. If Delta or American will give me the same status, I am switching in a heartbeat. --Annoyed Violinist Shouldn't you wait to see if this even a real story? So far, no video, no corroboration, no witnesses, just a precious snow flake that contacted an ...

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by N505fx
Thu Jun 08, 2017 3:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA FAs to get TUMI rollaboards
Replies: 54
Views: 10324

Re: UA FAs to get TUMI rollaboards

And made in USA! I wish...Tumi is just a U.S. brand, owned by Samsonite, not U.S. manufactured, but still a good move on United's front - increases moral, cleans up appearances of crew, makes them more "uniform", foreign carriers do a much better job of this, down to handbags....now if Un...

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by N505fx
Thu Jun 08, 2017 2:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United tries to force musician to check 17th century violin
Replies: 68
Views: 11303

Re: United tries to force musician to check 17th century violin

. NEWS FLASH! a watch is replaceable, a violin is not. If you don't know the first thing about instruments (which is clear) then don't write such ignorant comments. A basic professional violin would start at 50k. You are comparing a small wrist watch packed into a large suitcase that's checked in, ...

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by N505fx
Wed Jun 07, 2017 6:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United tries to force musician to check 17th century violin
Replies: 68
Views: 11303

Re: United tries to force musician to check 17th century violin

mjoelnir wrote:
I think it is to simple to expect airlines to follow the rule of law, at least for some here on a.net.


Uhhhh....care to quote which law that is?

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by N505fx
Tue Jun 06, 2017 10:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United tries to force musician to check 17th century violin
Replies: 68
Views: 11303

Re: United tries to force musician to check 17th century violin

Once I traveled with an very limited edition watch that was well within the 10's of thousands of dollars and accidentally packed it in my check-in and not my carry on and the world didn't end...no story here, just a bunch of prattle from news organizations that have nothing better to do. Seriously, ...

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by N505fx
Tue Jun 06, 2017 4:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA Captain's Hat Symbols
Replies: 3
Views: 1318

Re: Airline Captain Hat Symbols

They are laurel leaves, a traditional uniform decoration, signifying accomplishment. Many other uniforms use laurel leaves as well.

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by N505fx
Fri Jun 02, 2017 12:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA Plans LAX Push in Comeback Effort
Replies: 226
Views: 58177

Re: UA Plans LAX Push in Comeback Effort

This should kill the "UA to dehub LAX" rumors. Kirby already knows a lot about LAX from his AA days. This is going to be intense! Can we expect them to create a virtual SFO 2.0? Mirroring Chinese expansion as well as seasonal LAX-AKL during the northern summer to compliment SFO's winter s...

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by N505fx
Tue May 09, 2017 7:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus weighs response if Boeing launches new mid-market model
Replies: 1000
Views: 209918

Re: Airbus weighs response if Boeing launches new mid-market model

A310, new engines - easy done!

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by N505fx
Tue May 09, 2017 4:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA employees to get new uniforms.
Replies: 36
Views: 6300

Re: UA employees to get new uniforms.

[threeid][/threeid]UA needs this, good move. They need to distance themselves as much as possible from the plane dragging, dr. Dao incident. That's what this is all about. A new livery should also be considered as well as going back to the more friendly name, Continental. However, it remains to be ...

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by N505fx
Tue May 09, 2017 4:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA employees to get new uniforms.
Replies: 36
Views: 6300

Re: UA employees to get new uniforms.

Off topic - did we ever see what Cynthia Rowley designed for pmUA front line staff, or was that just quietly killed off as an unnecessary cost when the CO merger was announced? Who knows how much truth there is to that, but it does say a lot that the Smisek regime went from working with a leading f...

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by N505fx
Wed May 03, 2017 7:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US lawmakers grill airline execs on customer service, but want airlines to self-regulate
Replies: 52
Views: 4702

Re: US lawmakers grill airline execs on customer service, but want airlines to self-regulate

Congress has a les than 19% approval rating and they are going to lecture private companies on customer service? Their bluster was cringeworthy at best, downright depressing that such idiots, like Peter DeFazio of Oregon, even have power in this country. There were a few level headed members on the ...

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by N505fx
Wed Apr 26, 2017 10:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Scott Kirby: Leaving New York’s JFK ‘Was the Wrong Decision’
Replies: 152
Views: 28369

Re: Scott Kirby: Leaving New York’s JFK ‘Was the Wrong Decision’

Just another example of what an inept, cut rate airline Continental and it's management were!

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by N505fx
Wed Apr 26, 2017 10:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why many flight attendant in the US are very not customer friendly?
Replies: 79
Views: 15720

Re: Why many flight attendant in the US are very not customer friendly?

Good customer service is not enforceable, most of the old cows and nasty pricks know they are protected by either their union or the government so they can be as nasty as they want and not have an repercussions. There is also the entitlement syndrome, rampant in America, and it appears across all se...

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by N505fx
Thu Apr 06, 2017 7:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA Denies Boarding to Non-Rev Girl in Leggings, Social Media Revolts
Replies: 487
Views: 35616

Re: UA Denies Boarding to Non-Rev Girl in Leggings, Social Media Revolts

The irony in all of this is that most of the dust up on twitter is from outraged feminists, completely ignoring the fact that it was female gate agent enforcing a well established policy...woman on woman hate crime, yet the world is supposed to stop for this? Move on folks, nothing to see here but ...

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by N505fx
Wed Apr 05, 2017 3:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United "coolest" airline for teenagers in brand study by Google
Replies: 52
Views: 6292

Re: United "coolest" airline for teenagers in brand study by Google

rbavfan wrote:
alggag wrote:
Not what I would have expected. IMO United strikes me as being the stuffy airline my dad would fly compete with branding stuck in the 90s.



I would not have given them 90's


Early 90's...but the early 90's in Houston, so more like the 80's to the rest of the world!

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by N505fx
Tue Apr 04, 2017 4:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UNITED, new NYC area outdoor advertising
Replies: 72
Views: 5062

Re: UNITED, new NYC area outdoor advertising

from a purely marketing perspective, United can't its new CMO quick enough. They are making progress in overcoming their product and service issues of the past, but coming from someone in the field of marketing and branding, their public image is a train wreck. Every touchpoint is BLAND blue globe a...

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by N505fx
Mon Mar 27, 2017 6:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA Denies Boarding to Non-Rev Girl in Leggings, Social Media Revolts
Replies: 487
Views: 35616

Re: UA Denies Boarding to Non-Rev Girl in Leggings, Social Media Revolts

The irony in all of this is that most of the dust up on twitter is from outraged feminists, completely ignoring the fact that it was female gate agent enforcing a well established policy...woman on woman hate crime, yet the world is supposed to stop for this? Move on folks, nothing to see here but ...

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by N505fx
Mon Mar 27, 2017 6:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA Denies Boarding to Non-Rev Girl in Leggings, Social Media Revolts
Replies: 487
Views: 35616

Re: UA Denies Boarding to Non-Rev Girl in Leggings, Social Media Revolts

The irony in all of this is that most of the dust up on twitter is from outraged feminists, completely ignoring the fact that it was female gate agent enforcing a well established policy...woman on woman hate crime, yet the world is supposed to stop for this? Move on folks, nothing to see here but a...

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by N505fx
Sun Feb 05, 2017 6:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FAA agrees to Santa Monica airport closure
Replies: 66
Views: 17636

Re: FAA agrees to Santa Monica airport closure

[quote="ikramerica"][quote="BobPatterson"]What gives the Federal Government (FAA) the power to deny the people the right to close their airport and use their land for some other purpose? Because it's Santa Monica - home of the righteously indignant, hypocritical NIMBY...they are ...

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