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by usflyer msp
Sat Sep 22, 2018 10:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian closing EDI base
Replies: 27
Views: 6156

Re: Norwegian closing EDI base

I think Norwegian underestimated the effect of the APD on their flights, specially since they serve the same destinations from Dublin without APD. This causes a significant price difference. For people from Edinburgh it is cheaper to first fly to Dublin and then self-transfer to Norwegian TATL ther...

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by usflyer msp
Fri Sep 21, 2018 5:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta apologizes to Passenger over cops being called.
Replies: 33
Views: 3882

Re: Delta apologizes to Passenger over cops being called.

My thoughts -- Arlene is being a drama queen. You don't need a manager to take a damaged baggage claim. Calling the police was a major overreaction. Just give her the managers email if she really wants it that badly and get her out of your face. Arlene is needlessly racializing the incident. I don't...

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by usflyer msp
Thu Sep 20, 2018 5:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Detroit ranked best connection hub in America by J. D. Power
Replies: 55
Views: 4993

Re: Detroit ranked best connection hub in America by J. D. Power

I think naming Detroit the best connecting hub from this study is a bit of a stretch. I'm not saying that Detroit is not a good connecting hub, but this study was not ranking best airports to connect in. The study was ranking airports by passenger satisfaction. The six criteria included "termi...

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by usflyer msp
Wed Sep 19, 2018 2:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA May End Ticket Changes If Congress Limits Fees - Bloomberg
Replies: 206
Views: 13557

Re: AA May End Ticket Changes If Congress Limits Fees - Bloomberg

Parker cares about Parker. Kirby cares about Kirby. They both come from the same school of " how much can we screw our customers and make ourselves rich..?" There is not and never has been a rationale for a ticket change fee and one as high as $200. Never. Ever. They will sell every seat ...

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by usflyer msp
Mon Sep 17, 2018 12:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: African Aviation Thread 2018
Replies: 13
Views: 860

Re: African Aviation Thread 2018

Accra New terminal 3. The formal inauguration will be held on the 2nd of October https://nsa39.casimages.com/img/2018/09/16/180916091431998650.jpg https://nsa39.casimages.com/img/2018/09/16/18091609142023955.jpg https://nsa39.casimages.com/img/2018/09/16/180916091422722.jpg https://nsa39.casimages....

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by usflyer msp
Sun Sep 16, 2018 6:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: StarTribune interview with former Sun Country owner
Replies: 12
Views: 1932

Re: StarTribune interview with former Sun Country owner

From the article: "Sun Country also may try again to farm out ground operations at a later date to focus on flying and sales." SY has contracted DGS to do their ground handling at MSP. Makes one wonder if any fact checking was done at all. To be fair, DGS has not taken over yet and neithe...

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by usflyer msp
Sun Sep 16, 2018 2:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: StarTribune interview with former Sun Country owner
Replies: 12
Views: 1932

Re: StarTribune interview with former Sun Country owner

From the article: "Sun Country also may try again to farm out ground operations at a later date to focus on flying and sales." SY has contracted DGS to do their ground handling at MSP. Makes one wonder if any fact checking was done at all. To be fair, DGS has not taken over yet and neithe...

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by usflyer msp
Wed Sep 12, 2018 3:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: EI to MSP and YUL in 2019
Replies: 173
Views: 9738

Re: Aer Lingus rumor - announcement 9/12

http://www.travelextra.ie/minneapolis-s ... k-in-2019/


That guys info on existing TATL service from MSP is completely wrong. Did LHR secede from England?
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jrkmsp wrote:
Irish media says MSP and YUL get service in 2019. Some fact errors in this piece, though, so buyer beware.

http://www.travelextra.ie/minneapolis-s ... k-in-2019/


That guys info on existing TATL service from MSP is completely wrong. Did LHR secede from England?

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by usflyer msp
Wed Sep 12, 2018 2:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: EI to MSP and YUL in 2019
Replies: 173
Views: 9738

Re: Unconfirmed: EI to MSP

SFOtoORD wrote:
In the old Northwest days they’d be announcing 3 daily A333s to DUB the day after this announcement.


It would be a daily MSP-DUB plus daily JFK, BOS, and ORD to DUB with fares at $200 RT. When NW retaliated, they really retaliated!!!

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by usflyer msp
Wed Sep 12, 2018 12:13 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: SY Looking For Larger HQ.
Replies: 9
Views: 1828

Re: SY Looking For Larger HQ.

Where is SY's ops center? Considering all the requirements an ops center has to meet, I can't imagine they relocate it every time the HQ moves...

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by usflyer msp
Tue Sep 11, 2018 11:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: EI to MSP and YUL in 2019
Replies: 173
Views: 9738

Re: Aer Lingus rumor - announcement 9/12

MSP-DUB has decent premium traffic thanks to Medtronic. If EI does launch MSP-DUB, DL will definitely respond. DL will find a 763 somewhere for an MSP-DUB flight.

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by usflyer msp
Sat Sep 08, 2018 10:37 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Cop walks into wrong apartment and kills neighbor
Replies: 96
Views: 3457

Re: Cop walks into wrong apartment and kills neighbor

Nonsense like this is why I am seriously considering leaving the US when I have children. The US is the only country in the world where I walk around wondering if some random armed person is going to shoot and kill me. I do not know Mr. Jean but church of Christ world is pretty small so we have some...

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by usflyer msp
Thu Sep 06, 2018 3:33 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why does Delta have a Sky Club in SCL?
Replies: 8
Views: 2136

Re: Why does Delta have a Sky Club in SCL?

It might come from the days of NW-KLM alliance. NW running some lounges at SouthAmerica while KLM operated some elsewhere... KLM flies to SCL, don't know if they did back then or even if NW did, so it's a wild guess. I don't understand why Santiago would warrant a Sky Club. Anyone have an idea why ...

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by usflyer msp
Thu Sep 06, 2018 2:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UPDATED: AA drops ORD-PEK/PVG, reduces NRT
Replies: 456
Views: 57726

Re: UPDATED: AA drops ORD-PEK/PVG, reduces NRT

$30M a year lost? That means they averaged over $85,000 a day in losses. No wonder they decided to bail. Actually, that seems pretty small to me, assuming the 30 million is accross 3 flights, that’s about 28k total... if they’re measuring outbound and return that’s about 14k per flight which is onl...

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by usflyer msp
Tue Sep 04, 2018 10:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What the heck is going on with American Airlines?
Replies: 196
Views: 29729

Re: What the heck is going on with American Airlines?

I don't get the negativity about AA. My last domestic F flights with AA were great. My last domestic F flight with DL just so so. Of course, my Mint flight with B6 blew everyone out of the water! :D Regarding AA hubs, they seem to be "placed great". DFW and MIA: for Latin-America, LAX: fo...

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by usflyer msp
Sun Sep 02, 2018 12:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Network Thread 2018
Replies: 363
Views: 43892

Re: American Airlines Network Thread 2018

I would expect PHX-RST. Between the leisure traffic and Mayo there should be plenty for a CR9.

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by usflyer msp
Sat Sep 01, 2018 11:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Corsair forced off ORY-DSS route
Replies: 2
Views: 876

Re: Corsair forced off ORY-DSS route

Corsair was operating into Dakar using frequencies allocated to Senegalese carriers under an arrangement they made with the now defunct Senegal Airlines. Senegal now wants those frequencies back for their new national carrier. At the rate Senegal goes through national carriers, the frequencies will ...

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by usflyer msp
Sat Sep 01, 2018 12:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA adds seasonal CLT-GDL
Replies: 18
Views: 2169

Re: AA adds seasonal CLT-GDL

I don't get the seasonal part. GDL is not a beach market at all.

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by usflyer msp
Fri Aug 31, 2018 12:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Upstate New York Thread - 2018
Replies: 470
Views: 32488

Re: Upstate New York Thread - 2018

TucsonDave wrote:
usflyer msp wrote:
The first time I went to MCO back in 1988, my family flew BUF-SYR-MCO on Piedmont. BUF-SYR was an (empty) 733 and PI considered SYR a hub.

How was the load SYR-MCO? Just asking.


SYR-MCO was about 50% full but the BUF-SYR was empty, like less then 20 people.

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by usflyer msp
Fri Aug 31, 2018 1:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Upstate New York Thread - 2018
Replies: 470
Views: 32488

Re: Upstate New York Thread - 2018

The first time I went to MCO back in 1988, my family flew BUF-SYR-MCO on Piedmont. BUF-SYR was an (empty) 733 and PI considered SYR a hub.

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by usflyer msp
Mon Aug 27, 2018 1:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The old Northwest Airlines - good place to work?
Replies: 59
Views: 5607

Re: The old Northwest Airlines - good place to work?

That’s not the point. My point was that you’re comparing the most prosperous period in history to the most turbulent period in history. Not really. You seem to be ignoring 40+ years of Northwest's horrible labor relations to a make the point the NW labor relations sucked in 00's just like everyone ...

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by usflyer msp
Sun Aug 26, 2018 5:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The old Northwest Airlines - good place to work?
Replies: 59
Views: 5607

Re: The old Northwest Airlines - good place to work?

Delta has a long history and has weathered good and bad times. If the economy goes South, then tough times would impact all carriers. They are actually better positioned than some (i.e.-AA's debt load). That’s not the point. My point was that you’re comparing the most prosperous period in history t...

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by usflyer msp
Sun Aug 26, 2018 12:42 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: American Airlines Winter 2019 schedule
Replies: 2
Views: 262

Re: American Airlines Winter 2019 schedule

Anything beyond mid-December is a dummy schedule. The schedule is updated/finalized around 90 days out - sometime during November in your case.

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by usflyer msp
Sun Aug 26, 2018 1:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA announces PHL-TXL/DBV/BLQ/EDI, PHX-LHR, DFW-DUB/MUC, CLT-MUC, ORD-ATH
Replies: 301
Views: 30024

Re: AA announces PHL-TXL/DBV/BLQ/EDI, PHX-LHR, DFW-DUB/MUC, CLT-MUC, ORD-ATH

Damn these are insane additions especially with Croatia service. PHL must be an ATM for AA for them to launch these routes. I am actually curious as to how AA plans on serving DBV on the days its' flight does not operate. BA only serves DBV from LGW which makes their flight essentially useless for ...

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by usflyer msp
Sat Aug 25, 2018 8:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The old Northwest Airlines - good place to work?
Replies: 59
Views: 5607

Re: The old Northwest Airlines - good place to work?

Great co-workers. Nice international routes. Lots of 747's and DC-10's (back in the day). Other than that, No. Terrible management/labor relations. Divide and conquer. Lackluster service reputation. Little investment in customer facing products. Periodic strikes and constant threats of them. Medioc...

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by usflyer msp
Sat Aug 25, 2018 5:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The old Northwest Airlines - good place to work?
Replies: 59
Views: 5607

Re: The old Northwest Airlines - good place to work?

I had an impression that it was a better place to work for with better pay scale than the taking-over airline, Delta. True? Hahahaha. NW had the worst labor relations in the industry. The management did not give two craps about employee needs and saw them as liabilities not assets. The militant NW ...

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by usflyer msp
Sat Aug 25, 2018 4:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why wasn’t MSP relocated?
Replies: 56
Views: 7873

Re: Why wasn’t MSP relocated?

Wow, interesting. I never knew they were even exploring the option of a new greenfield airport back in the 1980s/90s. I'm not terribly familiar with the geography of the Twin Cities, but is there a lot of opposition / concern in the adjacent areas to where MSP is today? There's just not really anyw...

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by usflyer msp
Sat Aug 25, 2018 2:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Philadelphia route expansion?
Replies: 133
Views: 10879

Re: Philadelphia route expansion?

AA will commence PHL - EDI service next year from 2 April to 26 October using B757: https://www.edinburghairport.com/about-us/media-centre/press-releases/the-streets-of-philadelphia I wonder how this service will affect existing PHL - GLA service? Ironically, the flight was originally a PHL-EDI fli...

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by usflyer msp
Sat Aug 25, 2018 2:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA and SFO widebodys!
Replies: 33
Views: 5717

Re: AA and SFO widebodys!

As an example, in previous schedules DFW-LAX had a widebody every other flight but now its mostly A321s. There is a plenty room if demand increases again... or spirit loads a bunch of flights on that route and needs to be squashed. That was back before AA split some of it's WB gates at LAX T4 into ...

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by usflyer msp
Sat Aug 25, 2018 2:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why wasn’t MSP relocated?
Replies: 56
Views: 7873

Re: Why wasn’t MSP relocated?

NW refused to pay the higher fees needed to support the move.

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by usflyer msp
Sat Aug 25, 2018 12:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA and SFO widebodys!
Replies: 33
Views: 5717

Re: AA and SFO widebodys!

Acrtually, AA flies wide-bodies to SFO because LAX does not have enough widebody gates. AA would rather send those aircraft to LAX but since they can't, SFO is the next best thing. As an example, in previous schedules DFW-LAX had a widebody every other flight but now its mostly A321s. There is a pl...

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by usflyer msp
Fri Aug 24, 2018 10:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA and SFO widebodys!
Replies: 33
Views: 5717

Re: AA and SFO widebodys!

Acrtually, AA flies wide-bodies to SFO because LAX does not have enough widebody gates. AA would rather send those aircraft to LAX but since they can't, SFO is the next best thing.

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by usflyer msp
Fri Aug 24, 2018 5:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA announces PHL-TXL/DBV/BLQ/EDI, PHX-LHR, DFW-DUB/MUC, CLT-MUC, ORD-ATH
Replies: 301
Views: 30024

Re: AA announces PHL-TXL/DBV/BLQ/EDI, PHX-LHR, DFW-DUB/MUC, CLT-MUC, ORD-ATH

And what about trying PHL-SVO on the 767? Would that work? It doesn't look like they will launch any new international routes from JFK but they possibly could do so from their PHL main hub. And what about PHL-AGP on the 757, even if only seasonal? That would also be a good idea. No US carrier will ...

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by usflyer msp
Fri Aug 24, 2018 3:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New airline, two new destinations for SBA
Replies: 60
Views: 7341

Re: New airline, two new destinations for SBA

Oct 16th is less than 2 months out. I doubt it is Delta with that low amount of lead time.
My guess is Allegiant to Las Vegas and Phoenix-Mesa.

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by usflyer msp
Fri Aug 24, 2018 3:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA announces PHL-TXL/DBV/BLQ/EDI, PHX-LHR, DFW-DUB/MUC, CLT-MUC, ORD-ATH
Replies: 301
Views: 30024

Re: AA announces PHL-TXL/DBV/BLG/EDI, PHX-LHR, DFW-DUB/MUC, CLT-MUC, ORD-ATH

Actually over 43 years at a minimum. Copied from Departedflights.com for 1975 OAG Toronto AMERICAN AIRLINES Aircraft Operated: Boeing 707/707-320 FanJet, Boeing 727-100, Boeing 727-200, McDonnell Douglas DC-10 Destinations Served: Chicago O'Hare, Los Angeles, New York LaGuardia Perhaps my memory's ...

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by usflyer msp
Thu Aug 23, 2018 11:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta ending PIT-CDG
Replies: 120
Views: 13647

Re: Delta ending PIT-CDG

BoeingGuy wrote:
The amount of French speakers in Louisiana continues to decline.


This is true. My cousin Wayne is a pretty successful Zydeco musician down there. He specifically puts a few French language songs on every one of his releases just to preserve the culture and language in the face of its decline.

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by usflyer msp
Wed Aug 22, 2018 11:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Primera Air announces routes from BRU to N. America
Replies: 48
Views: 6693

Re: Primera Air announces routes from BRU to N. America

If anything they should take a page out of Norwegian and try serving secondary cities in either the U.S or Europe SWF-BRU would likely do well or PVD, even trying BDL. Yes because flying random point to point TATL routes with 737's and has been so profitable for D8 [sarcasm]. Of course, I have neve...

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by usflyer msp
Tue Aug 21, 2018 11:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Primera Air announces routes from BRU to N. America
Replies: 48
Views: 6693

Re: Primera Air announces routes from BRU to N. America

Did Primera's current management ever work for Norweigan? They seem to have similar "we don't know what the hell we are doing" TATL strategies...

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by usflyer msp
Tue Aug 21, 2018 8:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA announces PHL-TXL/DBV/BLQ/EDI, PHX-LHR, DFW-DUB/MUC, CLT-MUC, ORD-ATH
Replies: 301
Views: 30024

Re: AA announces PHL-TXL/DBV/BLQ/EDI, PHX-LHR, DFW-DUB/MUC, CLT-MUC, ORD-ATH

PHL was never going to get dehubbed. I don't know who said that. It has always been one of America's most dominated and profitable hubs. There was no chance of that happening. The question was where would Atlantic end up. I think there was a case to be made that either would gain or lose. I think t...

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by usflyer msp
Tue Aug 21, 2018 11:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sun Country Switch to Contractor at MSP Becomes Disaster
Replies: 97
Views: 12087

Re: Sun Country Switch to Contractor at MSP Becomes Disaster

Bottom line DGS knows how to do the job right. Global can't even hire enough people.. I have no doubt that DGS will do better job. Since they get DL flight benefits, DGS does much better with recruiting. I still can't think of another operation that outsources its hub to a subsidiary of it's larges...

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by usflyer msp
Tue Aug 21, 2018 2:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sun Country Switch to Contractor at MSP Becomes Disaster
Replies: 97
Views: 12087

Re: Sun Country Switch to Contractor at MSP Becomes Disaster

https://dalgs.jobs/minnesota/usa/jobs/

This should be interesting. SY is outsourcing their ground handling to a subsidiary of their archrival across the field
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It has been announced that DGS is taking over Sun Country's ground ops. They are already hiring.

https://dalgs.jobs/minnesota/usa/jobs/

This should be interesting. SY is outsourcing their ground handling to a subsidiary of their archrival across the field

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by usflyer msp
Sun Aug 19, 2018 7:59 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: B6 Raising Bag/Change Fees
Replies: 44
Views: 2678

Re: B6 Raising Bag/Change Fees

Until someone produces the memo or B6 actually announces, I am not buying this. I find it hard to believe that B6 would spring this on their customers with essentially no advance notice.

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by usflyer msp
Sun Aug 19, 2018 7:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Rule for AA FA's deemed "cruel" and "disastrous"
Replies: 161
Views: 15389

Re: New Rule for AA FA's deemed "cruel" and "disastrous"

http://articles.latimes.com/1998/apr/11/news/mn-38296


The very first line of the article is "Courts: She upholds rule that city contractors offer such policies to unmarried workers, but exempts airlines". This is not helping your argument.
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Boof02671 wrote:
Sorry EA you are wrong and here is proof.

http://articles.latimes.com/1998/apr/11/news/mn-38296


The very first line of the article is "Courts: She upholds rule that city contractors offer such policies to unmarried workers, but exempts airlines". This is not helping your argument.

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by usflyer msp
Sun Aug 19, 2018 7:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Rule for AA FA's deemed "cruel" and "disastrous"
Replies: 161
Views: 15389

Re: New Rule for AA FA's deemed "cruel" and "disastrous"

They pay state and city taxes and are based in NY so the law does apply. For example the city of SFO in the 90s passed a city law that if you do business in SFO you have to offer same sex benefits or the airlines would not be allowed to fly into SFO. The airlines challenged it and lost, and they of...

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by usflyer msp
Sun Aug 19, 2018 4:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Rule for AA FA's deemed "cruel" and "disastrous"
Replies: 161
Views: 15389

Re: New Rule for AA FA's deemed "cruel" and "disastrous"

http://www.google.com/amp/www.nydailynews.com/new-york/jet-blue-hit-suit-violating-new-york-paid-sick-leave-law-article-1.3016062%3FoutputType%3Damp BTW, all indications are that NYC is going to lose this lawsuit, at least for the cabin and cockpit crews. NYC does not have any jurisdiction in the a...

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by usflyer msp
Sun Aug 19, 2018 12:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Rule for AA FA's deemed "cruel" and "disastrous"
Replies: 161
Views: 15389

Re: New Rule for AA FA's deemed "cruel" and "disastrous"

AA FA's are biggest whiners in the industry. I am shocked that AA did not already have something like this; this standard progressive discipline.

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