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by GlenP
Mon Oct 21, 2019 10:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation October 2019
Replies: 134
Views: 19169

Re: Turkish Aviation October 2019

Anyone have an idea if they're going to reinstate the Istanbul - Luxor route next year?

Spent 2 weeks telling everyone looking to get to LXR from just about anywhere that TK flies from, outside London, what a great route option it is, only for them to pull the route as of 28/03/2020.

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by GlenP
Mon Sep 30, 2019 6:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A220 (CSeries) Delivery/Production Thread - 2019
Replies: 701
Views: 180579

Re: Airbus A220 (CSeries) Delivery/Production Thread - 2019

I promised an image of the Egyptair aircraft, after enquiries regarding its livery; which is basically mainline, with "Express" added, and here it is. https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/48816217707/in/album-72157711116417091/ https://tinyurl.com/y4n7unc2 https://tinyurl.com/y4n7un...

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by GlenP
Fri Sep 27, 2019 12:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A220 (CSeries) Delivery/Production Thread - 2019
Replies: 701
Views: 180579

Re: Airbus A220 (CSeries) Delivery/Production Thread - 2019

So far this month, 2 deliveries to Delta, one to each of Russia, AirBaltic and Egyptair, and potentially 1 further delivery to each of Delta and Egyptair. That will potentially be 7 deliveries this month. Speaking of the MS delivery, I've just this morning flown on the one currently in service, LXR...

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by GlenP
Mon Sep 23, 2019 2:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation September 2019
Replies: 196
Views: 21739

Re: Turkish Aviation September 2019

Bit off the current TC discussion, but must say the new Istanbul Airport and the TK J lounge are great. Arrived late last night and found that, whilst a long walk (travellators helped) from the gate to Passport Control, the airport was a doddle to navigate; everything is well signposted, so there's ...

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by GlenP
Sat Sep 07, 2019 10:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A220 (CSeries) Delivery/Production Thread - 2019
Replies: 701
Views: 180579

Re: Airbus A220 (CSeries) Delivery/Production Thread - 2019

First flight of first A220-300 for MS with registration C-FPBE, to be SU-GEX. https://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/picture-egyptair-a220-conducts-first-flight-460447/ Thanks, as anticipated that confirms the blue nacelle leading edge in the previous photo was just a protective coating, as was...

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by GlenP
Sun Jan 20, 2019 10:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation - January 2019
Replies: 189
Views: 22942

Re: Turkish Aviation - January 2019

Bit off topic, sorry, but IST's website has only been showing flight arrivals and departures for the last few days, due to technical issues. I'm looking to book the inaugural IST - LXR service in September, but if I go for taking the MAN - IST and IST - LXR flights on the same day I have to battle t...

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by GlenP
Tue Oct 09, 2018 9:07 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: NATO Phonetic Alphabet Pronunciation for Numbers
Replies: 25
Views: 3615

Re: NATO Phonetic Alphabet Pronunciation for Numbers

From my days, far too long ago to happily admit to these days, as a Bty Sigs Sgt (please allow for attempting to put the actual pronunciation into letters): 0 = ZERO 1 = WUN 2 = TOO 3 = THUREE 4 = FOWER 5 = FIFE 6 = SICKS 7 = SEVEN 8 = ATE 9 = NINER 10 = WUN ZERO All other numbers follow this patter...

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by GlenP
Fri Jan 19, 2018 5:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus Is in Talks With British Airways on More A380s
Replies: 561
Views: 103626

Re: Airbus Is in Talks With British Airways on More A380s

Can't be true. Simon Calder pronounced this to be impossible, and the A380 dead, in the Indy, earlier this week.

:stirthepot: :roll:

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by GlenP
Thu Jan 18, 2018 1:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Emirates firms up order for up to 36 additional A380s
Replies: 494
Views: 61741

Re: Emirates signs a commitment for 36 additional A380's

Excellent news; and, yes I did see Simon Calder writing the A380 off the other day.

Just a shame I'm not flying anywhere I can book flights on the thing, lately. Just have to go on admiring it on the ground.

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by GlenP
Thu Nov 16, 2017 12:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: Egypt Air to order 787-9 + A320NEO
Replies: 36
Views: 8312

Re: Confirmed: Egypt Air to order 787-9 + A320NEO

Got to agree, regarding the MAN - CAI service. Flew it a few times and both Y and J appeared to be pretty full, but there seemed to be issues with confirming the dates for the service. Initially it was year round, but then went to summer months only, which is, somewhat surprisingly, high season for ...

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by GlenP
Thu Nov 16, 2017 11:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: Egypt Air to order 787-9 + A320NEO
Replies: 36
Views: 8312

Re: Confirmed: Egypt Air to order 787-9 + A320NEO

Here's the link to the announcement of all the orders, though with no breakdown, in the local press: http://english.ahram.org.eg/NewsContent/3/12/281582/Business/Economy/EgyptAir-signs-agreements-to-purchase--new-planes-.aspx Interestingly, the one new order they do specifically mention is that for ...

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by GlenP
Wed Nov 15, 2017 11:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: Egypt Air to order 787-9 + A320NEO
Replies: 36
Views: 8312

Re: Confirmed: Egypt Air to order 787-9 + A320NEO

Hi guys With this expansion do you guys thinkmthe Manchester route will be restarted? Thanks There is a rumour doing the rounds, amongst the Luxor hoteliers, that MS will be returning to Manchester, next autumn, with an MAN - LXR routing. They tried this, approximately 16 years ago, but couldn't co...

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by GlenP
Sun Nov 05, 2017 6:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Airport for Cairo SPX
Replies: 15
Views: 2661

Re: New Airport for Cairo SPX

No expressway in the real sense... I believe this is true for the entire country. An expressway, in general, is a road that is designed to keep traffic at speed and not slowing down and speeding up. I do not think this kind of road exists in Egypt. They have some very nice highways but they still h...

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by GlenP
Sun Oct 29, 2017 5:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: Egypt Air to order 12 C300 Series aircraft
Replies: 14
Views: 5512

Re: Article: Egypt Air to order 12 C300 Series aircraft

As I said, earlier, despite the drop in tourism; slowly recovering, all the domestic flights I've taken on MS Express have been full in recent years, but the 2 flights on mainline, 738 and A320, in August between Cairo and Luxor were not 100% sold. Perhaps they're looking to pull all the larger, mai...

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by GlenP
Sun Oct 29, 2017 4:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Airport for Cairo SPX
Replies: 15
Views: 2661

Re: New Airport for Cairo SPX

Smart...destroy your tourism and then build an unneeded airport to cater to the people that are no longer coming. They didn't destroy their tourism. Foreign governments imposed travel advisories at the time of the January 25 Revolution, re-imposed them at the time of the second revolution, and impo...

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by GlenP
Sun Oct 29, 2017 9:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Airport for Cairo SPX
Replies: 15
Views: 2661

New Airport for Cairo SPX

This seems to have been under the radar until now but the Egyptian daily Al Ahram Online is reporting that a new airport is to be opened to the west of Cairo; Cairo International (CAI) being located to the east of the city, specifically with the aim of handling flights by those wishing only to visit...

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by GlenP
Sun Oct 29, 2017 9:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: Egypt Air to order 12 C300 Series aircraft
Replies: 14
Views: 5512

Re: Article: Egypt Air to order 12 C300 Series aircraft

I've always found the MS Express E-jets to be a real pleasure to fly, on domestic services, but times change I guess, as do economics. Bearing in mind that I've never seen anything but, near, fully occupied flights on the Embraers, but that A320 or 737 variants would probably be too large for using ...

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by GlenP
Sun Sep 03, 2017 9:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Czech Airlines (ČSA) - What is next?
Replies: 56
Views: 10407

Re: Czech Airlines (ČSA) - What is next?

Great to hear some good news for what was actually a very good airline, from my experience. Sadly, since the LCC takeover of, virtually, all flights from the UK to the Czech Republic, they've been crowded out, so any indications of a recovery in their fortunes gives hope that they may be able to at ...

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by GlenP
Wed Jul 19, 2017 12:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Arabian aviation thread - 2017
Replies: 389
Views: 48162

Re: Arabian Aviation Thread

It's being reported, on the Egyptian Al Ahram Online site, that Saudia are stating the US laptop / electronics ban has been lifted.

See: http://tinyurl.com/y6wjwgz4

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by GlenP
Tue Jul 18, 2017 11:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Who still flies the DHC-Dash-7?
Replies: 24
Views: 3712

Re: Who still flies the DHC-Dash-7?

Fond memories of the prototypes passing overhead during acceptance flights, back in the 1970s.

Didn't see another for many years, until I caught sight of the Petroleum Air Services frames, shown above, whilst taxiing at CAI one year.

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by GlenP
Tue Jul 18, 2017 2:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing Snares Big 787 Order From Emirates, Aerospace Analyst Says
Replies: 5
Views: 2366

Re: Boeing Snares Big 787 Order From Emirates, Aerospace Analyst Says

There was a thread, which ran to 2 or 3 pages, earlier in the day. After it was determined that the "analyst" reporting this was not exactly a reliable source, the thread was locked by crew. Basically, it appears to be wishful thinking by a Boeing fanboy blogger and Anet has decided the su...

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by GlenP
Mon Jul 17, 2017 6:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How many A330NEO will DL convert to A359
Replies: 151
Views: 22100

Re: How many A330NEO will DL convert to A359

Prior to the merger, DL had a sole source agreement with Boeing. The EU Commission which oversees the mergers and acquisitions required DL to walk away from the Boeing deal which apparently DL has done. No they didn't. The only requirement of the EU was that Boeing no longer enforced the exclusivit...

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by GlenP
Mon Jul 17, 2017 1:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A person who “passed gas”
Replies: 14
Views: 3842

Re: A person who “passed gas”

I can just picture the scene, as panic sets in amongst the passengers, who are beating a hasty retreat. Meanwhile army and Homeland Security personnel, wearing full NBC kit, stand by to storm the aircraft, as the vindaloo monster; somewhat similar in appearance to one of the green, gas cloud aliens,...

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by GlenP
Sat Jul 15, 2017 1:40 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Hajj-My Journey of Forgiveness, Redemption and Rebirth.
Replies: 52
Views: 9490

Re: Hajj-My Journey of Forgiveness, Redemption and Rebirth.

Thanks for sharing what is a thoroughly interesting and unusual; as in different from leisure and business trips, report. The shot of the Prophet's Mosque is beautiful whilst I'm always gobsmacked when seeing the pilgrims circling the Kaba. Also interesting to read of an experience with Saudia; whic...

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by GlenP
Tue Jul 11, 2017 8:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Arabian aviation thread - 2017
Replies: 389
Views: 48162

Re: Arabian Aviation Thread

It's being reported by Al Ahram Online that MS expects the US electronics ban to be lifted next week. Probably a case of wait and see. (See: http://tinyurl.com/y8l6m6xw ) No mention of any of the affected points of origin having the ban lifted, on all flights, not specific carriers, by the UK author...

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by GlenP
Sun Jul 09, 2017 2:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US DHS announces new security measures for US bound flights
Replies: 79
Views: 13771

Re: US DHS announces new security measures for US bound flights

I believe MS is also still affected; despite Egyptian airport security now being in the hands of a UK based company and reports from those flying back to the UK form Luxor, which can be found on Trip Advisor's forums, that security on flights to countries affected by the restrictions have become alm...

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by GlenP
Sun Jul 02, 2017 1:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MAN News 57. No Stopping Chinese Links..
Replies: 351
Views: 77203

Re: MAN News 57. No Stopping Chinese Links..

Personally, I'm waiting for the day it's announced that MS are restarting their MAN - CAI service.

Made life a lot easier than transiting, even if MUC is a pleasant enough place to do so.

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by GlenP
Sat Jul 01, 2017 8:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US DHS announces new security measures for US bound flights
Replies: 79
Views: 13771

Re: US DHS announces new security measures for US bound flights

Not had to remove your shoes, apart from if, as mentioned above, you're boots, for a few years now at MAN, nor have I had to do so at either FRA or MUC, no matter where I've arrived from, when transiting. Oddly the only airports I've been to where, for at least the last 7 years, everyone is required...

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by GlenP
Thu Jun 29, 2017 4:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US DHS announces new security measures for US bound flights
Replies: 79
Views: 13771

Re: US DHS announces new security measures for US bound flights

They are covered by the local authorities. These increased measures are a product of intelligence gathered from Egyptair 804 that hasn't been released publicly. Wasn't that deemed caused by a fire in the cockpit due perhaps to battery issue? Explosive residue was present. The OSCE is developing inc...

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by GlenP
Thu Jun 15, 2017 8:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bahrain, Egypt and KSA closed their airspace for Qatar
Replies: 681
Views: 150173

Re: Bahrain, Egypt and KSA closed their airspace for Qatar

Just to confirm that, in the case of Egyptian airspace, at least, only QR and MS flights to and from Doha are affected by the ban. Other airlines are free to overfly Egypt.

See: http://tinyurl.com/ybs7oz25

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by GlenP
Tue Jun 06, 2017 9:06 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Terrorist attack in London
Replies: 192
Views: 6812

Re: Terrorist attack in London

It is standard practice that an enquiry is held even if armed police simply draw their weapons and do not fire them, in the UK. Remember that, unlike some parts of the world, the use of firearms is not standard practice. In a similar vein, despite being issued with terms of engagement and, even if ...

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by GlenP
Sun Jun 04, 2017 4:39 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Terrorist attack in London
Replies: 192
Views: 6812

Re: Terrorist attack in London

As mentioned, counter insurgency ops in NI weren't classed as standard times but it was still deemed necessary to ensure that shooting people was only done in the appropriate circumstances and it was not accepted as being the norm; rule of law and all that. Bugger all to do with political correctnes...

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by GlenP
Sun Jun 04, 2017 4:18 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Terrorist attack in London
Replies: 192
Views: 6812

Re: Terrorist attack in London

I can't believe that they are contemplating an investigation into why 8 officers fired "an unprecedented" 50 rounds. They were wearing "suicide vests" and had already killed and injured who knew how many, neutralise the assholes then count the number saved, not cartridge cases. ...

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by GlenP
Tue May 23, 2017 5:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EgyptAir 804 crash 1yr on... answers?
Replies: 32
Views: 9707

Re: EgyptAir 804 crash 1yr on... answers?

Sorry, but I was able to see the update, from 22/05/2017, to the effect that the matter had been referred to the prosecutor, but nothing later than that.

Thanks for bringing that to my attention.

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by GlenP
Tue May 23, 2017 1:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EgyptAir 804 crash 1yr on... answers?
Replies: 32
Views: 9707

Re: EgyptAir 804 crash 1yr on... answers?

In other words, the recorder appears to have carried on working right up until the point at which the aircraft was lost, at 37 000 feet. Not helped by the rather poor translation from what, one assumes, was the original Arabic. BTW., the article is largely composed of statements released by the Egyp...

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by GlenP
Tue May 23, 2017 12:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EgyptAir 804 crash 1yr on... answers?
Replies: 32
Views: 9707

Re: EgyptAir 804 crash 1yr on... answers?

Whilst an onboard fire would appear to be the likely cause of the accident, the article also states that, due to forensic examiners reportedly finding traces of explosive residue on some bodies, the matter has been referred to the public prosecutor, without stating that this is being pursued as the ...

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by GlenP
Sun Apr 30, 2017 8:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future access to the Falkland Islands
Replies: 35
Views: 7550

Re: Future access to the Falkland Islands

Crabgrass Airways will continue the airbridge as long as there's a large garrison on the islands, but the chances of catching a flight out of Brize aren't that great; although I seem to remember a trip report being posted some time ago, by someone who did just that.

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by GlenP
Fri Apr 28, 2017 9:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Another United gaffe - forces doctor off plane
Replies: 2119
Views: 131697

Re: Another United gaffe - forces doctor off plane

A couple of things I noticed in the linked, Washington Post presentation of the United report, is this: Officers from the Chicago Department of Aviation, which has authority to respond to such airline requests and historically has been effective in getting customers to voluntarily comply, answered U...

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by GlenP
Thu Apr 20, 2017 7:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Another United gaffe - forces doctor off plane
Replies: 2119
Views: 131697

Re: Another United gaffe - forces doctor off plane

Good to hear, and thanks for sharing the details of what happened. If, as your report would seem to indicate, the airline has had something of a wake up call, following this incident, and is not only prepared to learn, but to act upon the lessons learned, that is actually a positive sign. As mention...

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by GlenP
Tue Apr 18, 2017 7:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Another United gaffe - forces doctor off plane
Replies: 2119
Views: 131697

Re: Another United gaffe - forces doctor off plane

Does anyone know: (1) who called the cops - was it the United gate agents or the Republic flight crew? (2) why did they call the wrong set of cops? As their employer, the Chicago Department of Aviation, said in a public statement, the airport police/security have no jurisdiction to remove passenger...

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by GlenP
Tue Apr 18, 2017 12:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Another United gaffe - forces doctor off plane
Replies: 2119
Views: 131697

Re: Another United gaffe - forces doctor off plane

I asked a friend this question: What if the headline read: "Professional poker player/convicted drug dealer dragged from plane." Would people have a different opinion? I mean, that's also an accurate description of the man. IIRC this was discredited. The person that you are talking about ...

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by GlenP
Mon Apr 17, 2017 9:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Another United gaffe - forces doctor off plane
Replies: 2119
Views: 131697

Re: Another United gaffe - forces doctor off plane

And you are simply refusing to accept that the airline and the airport security / police have both admitted to being in the wrong, inventing new terminology along the way, in order to avoid having to admit that it is possible for airline staff to royally screw things up, or that you are under no obl...

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by GlenP
Mon Apr 17, 2017 12:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Another United gaffe - forces doctor off plane
Replies: 2119
Views: 131697

Re: Another United gaffe - forces doctor off plane

He's still not answered my question. Would he allow the police to search his house without a warrant? Especially if those police officers were acting outside of their lawful jurisdiction, for instance you live in Chicago and the cops are from Detroit (Different in England and Wales, where a warrant...

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by GlenP
Sun Apr 16, 2017 7:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United passenger threatened with handcuffs to make room for 'higher-priority' traveler
Replies: 214
Views: 26425

Re: United passenger threatened with handcuffs to make room for 'higher-priority' traveler

Sorry just posted to cover the latest in a string of posts where the possibility of a FAM being onboard the aircraft was mentioned and, as both this and the other UA thread are getting rather long, those not taking the time to read every post might get the idea that it was a established fact, rather...

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by GlenP
Sun Apr 16, 2017 5:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United passenger threatened with handcuffs to make room for 'higher-priority' traveler
Replies: 214
Views: 26425

Re: United passenger threatened with handcuffs to make room for 'higher-priority' traveler

And to that comment, I am sure UA fanboys will be quick to say well that is just federal regulations and we have to follow it. Well, if UA was truly concerned about their customers, they would lobby against the practice of FAM getting F seats without reason. UA has no problems lobbying against othe...

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by GlenP
Sun Apr 16, 2017 5:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United passenger threatened with handcuffs to make room for 'higher-priority' traveler
Replies: 214
Views: 26425

Re: United passenger threatened with handcuffs to make room for 'higher-priority' traveler

It looks to me like so much damage has been done to the "UNITED" brand that they're going to have to revert to "CONTINENTAL" and repaint their aircraft in the old 1970's gold-based striped cheatline livery. Otherwise, a year from now Southwest will be taking over them!! Their ID...

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by GlenP
Sun Apr 16, 2017 2:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Another United gaffe - forces doctor off plane
Replies: 2119
Views: 131697

Re: Another United gaffe - forces doctor off plane

It's a line from, "Life of Brian", along with, "You're all individuals. ... I'm not! and many others which have become almost always added to any conversation or forum thread in which someone is described as being, in some way, very special.

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by GlenP
Sun Apr 16, 2017 2:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Another United gaffe - forces doctor off plane
Replies: 2119
Views: 131697

Re: Another United gaffe - forces doctor off plane

For the past 30 odd years passenger's rights and privileges have been eroding, legal fine print and policies has become more and more anti-consumer, and this incident will be the tipping point to rebalance the airline and passenger relationship. Dr David Dao is the Chosen One. He is bringing balanc...

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by GlenP
Sun Apr 16, 2017 11:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA's ongoing PR issues
Replies: 372
Views: 32434

Re: UA Gets Another Nod From The NY Post--Former Beauty Queen Zip Tied On Flight

This sounds more like a set up to a cheesy porno. Is the NYP getting it's newsroom copy mixed up with Penthouse again, cause that happens in their bullpen from time to time. Only if those doing the zip tying were wearing black leather ski masks, aprons and thigh boots at the time :) You forgot abou...

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by GlenP
Sun Apr 16, 2017 11:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA's ongoing PR issues
Replies: 372
Views: 32434

Re: UA Gets Another Nod From The NY Post--Former Beauty Queen Zip Tied On Flight

Blimpie wrote:
This sounds more like a set up to a cheesy porno. Is the NYP getting it's newsroom copy mixed up with Penthouse again, cause that happens in their bullpen from time to time.


Only if those doing the zip tying were wearing black leather ski masks, aprons and thigh boots at the time :)

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