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by peanuts
Tue Oct 16, 2018 2:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What is Deltas plan for CLT?
Replies: 56
Views: 6433

Re: What is Deltas plan for CLT?

Echoing what others have said. 1. CLT-BOS I could see, as DL matures their focus city in BOS. 2. Maybe DL adds a sky Club .... maybe. 3. LAX and SEA? DL doesn’t even fly ORD from LAX, and only just added ORD-SEA. If they won’t serve ORD from LAX, they are not going to serve CLT. If...then... ORD......

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by peanuts
Thu Oct 11, 2018 6:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A few Delta fleet questions.
Replies: 135
Views: 12043

Re: A few Delta fleet questions.

Any argument regarding fleet and its efficiency seems kind of moot if we don't know the exact cost paid per airplane. A 1-2% fuel efficiency is easily negated with a better upfront cost of a less efficient plane. DL has proven to be pretty savvy with numbers. That alone should give any reasonable pe...

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by peanuts
Thu Sep 27, 2018 5:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa to launch FRA-AUS in May '19, switch FRA-KIX to MUC, increase MUC-ICN, MUC-SIN, new MUC-BKK
Replies: 102
Views: 19501

Re: Lufthansa to launch FRA-AUS in May '19, switch FRA-KIX to MUC, increase MUC-ICN, MUC-SIN, new MUC-BKK

I'd say LH/StarAlliance completely snookered DL/SkyTeam on this one. Congrats LH.
(I will say the economy is red hot, hence announcements like these, from AUS and TPA for instance. Any major economic retreat and these routes will be gone...)

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by peanuts
Sun Sep 23, 2018 4:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 9/23/2018:AA Adds PHL-SRQ; DL Drops CVG-MKE; Many F9 Changes
Replies: 106
Views: 12145

Re: OAG Changes 9/23/2018:AA Adds PHL-SRQ; DL Drops CVG-MKE; Many F9 Changes

DL's teetering with SLC-TPA to less than daily is frustrating. It's a freakin' hub. Make it work and flow some passengers over it if need be! (ATL can afford it).

F9 PWN-TPA will be a great route!

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by peanuts
Fri Sep 21, 2018 5:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta apologizes to Passenger over cops being called.
Replies: 33
Views: 4015

Re: Delta apologizes to Passenger over cops being called.

The CSR does need additional training. Her reaction (about being filmed) was clearly erratic and her anger took over. That irrational behavior should be addressed. Never allow an "I'm-on-a-mission-Arlene" type to get the best of you. They're both awful personalities on display. And when th...

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by peanuts
Fri Sep 21, 2018 5:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why did DL/UA cut NRT-JFK-NRT?
Replies: 104
Views: 13091

Re: Why did DL/UA cut NRT-JFK-NRT?

Funny how this thread came back to life for no apparent reason...
IMO DL would have restarted the route with the A350, if the opportunity cost of it justifies it.
I think DL has answered our question, by its inaction.
Jetlanta is right. Bottomline stinks.

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by peanuts
Sun Sep 16, 2018 4:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CONFIRMED: Air France Announces Dallas-Paris starting 2019
Replies: 134
Views: 14912

Re: CONFIRMED: Air France Announces Dallas-Paris starting 2019

Due to geography (flat, inland plains) and politics(spiritual home of Republicanism), DFW metroplex is hardly on the radar of Europeans or other foreign nationals looking for a vacation to the US. There’s not a thing to see in Dallas except for JFK assasinatiom tourism or Fort Worth Stock Yards. Th...

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by peanuts
Sat Sep 15, 2018 5:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CONFIRMED: Air France Announces Dallas-Paris starting 2019
Replies: 134
Views: 14912

Re: CONFIRMED: Air France Announces Dallas-Paris starting 2019

Due to geography (flat, inland plains) and politics(spiritual home of Republicanism), DFW metroplex is hardly on the radar of Europeans or other foreign nationals looking for a vacation to the US. There’s not a thing to see in Dallas except for JFK assasinatiom tourism or Fort Worth Stock Yards. Th...

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by peanuts
Sat Sep 15, 2018 5:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CONFIRMED: Air France Announces Dallas-Paris starting 2019
Replies: 134
Views: 14912

Re: CONFIRMED: Air France Announces Dallas-Paris starting 2019

I’m wondering if this move signals a small build up of DFW by Delta. I remember there being a lot of discussion about DFW becoming a sizeable base (along with NYC) of A220 flying for the carrier. I’m definitely not saying 150+ departures, but this type of flight could be the start of that plan. Jus...

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by peanuts
Sat Sep 15, 2018 4:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Beijing airport OFFICIALLY designated as Beijing Daxing International Airport
Replies: 51
Views: 7492

Re: New Beijing airport OFFICIALLY designated as Beijing Daxing International Airport

I'm guessing 99.9% of westerners are pronouncing this dacks-sing. Is x in chinese closer to a blend of sh/ch, as in Dahshing? It's "Dah-sssing," with a hiss (raise your tongue to the roof of your mouth, behind your teeth, a sound that isn't in English), however given the fact that 99.9% o...

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by peanuts
Thu Sep 13, 2018 6:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CONFIRMED: Air France Announces Dallas-Paris starting 2019
Replies: 134
Views: 14912

Re: CONFIRMED: Air France Announces Dallas-Paris starting 2019

The title is wrong; it should read CDG-DFW or Paris-Dallas. Does the toilet roll start face up or down? It doesn't matter. As poorly a job AF marketing has done on their Dallas write up, from an American perspective it's still a Dallas-Paris flight announcement. I'm sure in Paris the marketing anno...

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by peanuts
Thu Sep 13, 2018 6:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumours about Air France US expansion
Replies: 82
Views: 10284

Re: Rumours about Air France US expansion

This is a funny thread to read now...our world is full of "experts" and blowhards.
Congrats Planes4you on sticking it out!

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by peanuts
Mon Sep 10, 2018 2:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Many Major Airports Are Near Sea Level
Replies: 34
Views: 5888

Re: Many Major Airports Are Near Sea Level

Just to clarify (and give the NYT reporter a complete meltdown), AMS is actually below sea level...
Go figure.

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by peanuts
Mon Sep 10, 2018 2:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Identify aircraft please
Replies: 9
Views: 2279

Re: Identify aircraft please

DC-10

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by peanuts
Wed Sep 05, 2018 10:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why Can't American Airlines Make Germany Work?
Replies: 84
Views: 15682

Re: Why Can't American Airlines Make Germany Work?

believeinflight wrote:
Doesn't Pennsylvania have a huge German population (case in point - Amish presence)?


They travel horse & buggy style. Besides, I doubt the Pennsylvania-Dutch have a need to fly to Germany, they left for a reason.

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by peanuts
Wed Sep 05, 2018 12:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What the heck is going on with American Airlines?
Replies: 196
Views: 30170

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

DL knew that it would be a long hard slog to dominance in NY, and that it was going to take significant investment (including short-term losses) to get there. AA's merger with US opened the door, and DL dove in. Hard. They fortunately had the financial stability elsewhere to absorb the hit they kne...

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by peanuts
Wed Sep 05, 2018 12:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why Can't American Airlines Make Germany Work?
Replies: 84
Views: 15682

Re: Why Can't American Airlines Make Germany Work?

How the hell you expect AA to win in LH's Land? The only one who could beat LH in Europe is ME3. I don't think this thread was about "winning" in LH's land. AA doesn't even have a significant presence. UA isn't winning at AMS. DL isn't winning in Germany. But both companies are making a h...

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by peanuts
Wed Sep 05, 2018 12:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Who will fill the void that Skywork leaves behind?
Replies: 9
Views: 1256

Re: Who will fill the void that Skywork leaves behind?

Now that Skywork is bankrupt, Bern airport lost most of its flights. Who will fill the void (at that airport or others nearby)? Also, Skywork flew some routes that did not touch the Swiss capital, such as Berlin (TXL) to Graz/Austria, who will pick up routes like that? Eurowings? Easyjet? Nobody at...

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by peanuts
Tue Sep 04, 2018 5:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian to sell up to 140 aircraft
Replies: 25
Views: 8233

Re: Norwegian to sell up to 140 aircraft

Fire sale! I guess launching new service into a country with a crashing currency isn’t a good business plan on top of the rest of the operation that continues to hemorrhage cash. Too easy (and disappointing). Unfortunately your statement reveals us more about you than Norwegian's business acumen. T...

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by peanuts
Mon Sep 03, 2018 9:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What the heck is going on with American Airlines?
Replies: 196
Views: 30170

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

I miss Commavia's insightful comments. Has he left this board?

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by peanuts
Fri Aug 31, 2018 2:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why Can't American Airlines Make Germany Work?
Replies: 84
Views: 15682

Re: Why Can't American Airlines Make Germany Work?

No alliance is too strong. UA holds its own in AMS against SkyTeam. Their consistency and steady growth at AMS over the years is admirable. With the right marketing and strategy, AA could have a bigger impact in German cities and AMS. Lack of willpower? Apparently there is lower hanging fruit elsewh...

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by peanuts
Thu Aug 30, 2018 5:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Announces EWR-PRG, EWR-NAP, SFO-AMS
Replies: 125
Views: 14839

Re: United Announces EWR-PRG, EWR-NAP, SFO-AMS

UA has an impressive AMS presence in spite of SkyTeam's dominance. I've always thought AA missed the AMS boat with their token presence...

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by peanuts
Tue Aug 28, 2018 3:28 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Longest CRJ2 routes
Replies: 91
Views: 8557

Re: Longest CRJ2 routes

How about a little perspective and appreciation? Not too long ago you'd be riding a stagecoach from A to B, getting dusty, hit by diseases and robbers. Three hours on a CR2 is luxury compared to a three hour car drive for a Thanksgiving visit somewhere...

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by peanuts
Wed Aug 22, 2018 10:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TPA Announcing New INTL Route - 8/22/2018
Replies: 142
Views: 13905

Re: TPA Announcing New INTL Route - 8/22/2018

I wish TPA the best of luck with this service, but I have my doubts. The lion’s of traffic to Europe is to the UK; traffic beyond the UK has plenty of seasonal fluctuations. I’d be surprised if TPA could support two, full service carriers, in addition to the LCC and various charter flights). Only a...

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by peanuts
Wed Aug 22, 2018 9:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TPA Announcing New INTL Route - 8/22/2018
Replies: 142
Views: 13905

Re: TPA Announcing New INTL Route - 8/22/2018

I wish TPA the best of luck with this service, but I have my doubts. The lion’s of traffic to Europe is to the UK; traffic beyond the UK has plenty of seasonal fluctuations. I’d be surprised if TPA could support two, full service carriers, in addition to the LCC and various charter flights). Only a...

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by peanuts
Wed Aug 22, 2018 9:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TPA Announcing New INTL Route - 8/22/2018
Replies: 142
Views: 13905

Re: TPA Announcing New INTL Route - 8/22/2018

Why does DL think TPA-AMS is more profitable than EWR-AMS... both will be / were 767. I do like this question. There are, I'm sure, multiple reasons. Perhaps one reason is to free up needed capacity on TPA-ATL/JFK/DTW. Another could be TPA remained a long unanswered SkyTeam dilemma while the other ...

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by peanuts
Wed Aug 22, 2018 9:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TPA Announcing New INTL Route - 8/22/2018
Replies: 142
Views: 13905

Re: TPA Announcing New INTL Route - 8/22/2018

Any info on frequency, equipment, start date? Nothing on the websites of those involved. https://news.delta.com/delta-s-next-global-blockbuster-more-trans-atlantic-flights-los-angeles-tampa-bay-and-new-york-city On Delta's website along with the other new flights. Funny that the added BOS-AMS frequ...

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by peanuts
Wed Aug 22, 2018 5:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta ending PIT-CDG
Replies: 120
Views: 13791

Re: Delta ending PIT-CDG

Pretty shocking and rather weak of DL ceding this without a fight tbh. I don't think DL is prepared for a fight with the taxpayers of Pennsylvania. They are bankrolling these flights via the casino money flowing into Airport incentives as a result of a State law. DL can't really complain too much b...

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by peanuts
Wed Aug 22, 2018 5:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TPA Announcing New INTL Route - 8/22/2018
Replies: 142
Views: 13905

Re: TPA Announcing New INTL Route - 8/22/2018

TPA did confirm it will arrive at F and depart at E. Will the aircraft be towed, or will it be a different aircraft? In other words, will it be flying AMS-TPA-AMS or TPA-AMS-TPA? I suppose if the route is TPA-based the 763 could hop up to ATL after arriving from AMS. Hop up to ATL empty? No. DL wil...

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by peanuts
Wed Aug 22, 2018 3:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TPA Announcing New INTL Route - 8/22/2018
Replies: 142
Views: 13905

Re: TPA Announcing New INTL Route - 8/22/2018

No, American has a strategy, which is similar to Delta's. Both of them have the strategy to concentrate the majority of their service in their partner hubs in Europe, then selectively add seasonal opportunities where Americans will pay high fares during the summer. AA's only real partner opportunit...

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by peanuts
Wed Aug 22, 2018 3:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TPA Announcing New INTL Route - 8/22/2018
Replies: 142
Views: 13905

Re: TPA Announcing New INTL Route - 8/22/2018

Looks like it's daily during peak and 4/5 weekly during non-peak. It's timed that it misses the 'rush-hour' of INTL flights at Airside F, but will be in around time Icelandair and Norwegian are on the ground at F. Wonder if they'll tow the plane to E for departure? Space at F is at a premium, even ...

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by peanuts
Wed Aug 22, 2018 3:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta ending PIT-CDG
Replies: 120
Views: 13791

Re: Delta ending PIT-CDG

TPA has not lost a Transatlantic route (yet) during recent route announcement by different airlines.
This is pretty embarrassing for PIT.
I'm sure PIT is a stronger OneWorld market anyways. But still.

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by peanuts
Wed Aug 22, 2018 3:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TPA Announcing New INTL Route - 8/22/2018
Replies: 142
Views: 13905

Re: TPA Announcing New INTL Route - 8/22/2018

So Delta to Amsterdam on a 767-300 starting May 22, 2019. What a good announcement! Does anyone have numbers they could provide for the current demand between TPA and AMS? AMS is mainly a transfer point. There are throngs of peeps flying from TPA-ATL/JFK daily only to take onwards flights to Europe...

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by peanuts
Wed Aug 22, 2018 2:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TPA Announcing New INTL Route - 8/22/2018
Replies: 142
Views: 13905

Re: TPA Announcing New INTL Route - 8/22/2018

So Delta to Amsterdam on a 767-300 starting May 22, 2019. What a good announcement! Does anyone have numbers they could provide for the current demand between TPA and AMS? AMS is mainly a transfer point. There are throngs of peeps flying from TPA-ATL/JFK daily only to take onwards flights to Europe...

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by peanuts
Sat Aug 11, 2018 1:25 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why does Emirates even serve alcohol to Dubai
Replies: 86
Views: 9516

Re: WHy does Emirates even serve alcohol to Dubai

[quote="adambrau"]1) Isn't it the responsibility of the airline to make sure travel documents and visas are valid prior to passengers being issued a boarding pass? So on this point alone some EK rep screwed up and allowed the passenger to board with a used single entry visa. One strike aga...

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by peanuts
Sun Aug 05, 2018 2:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Gay couple allegedly bumped for straight couple...
Replies: 344
Views: 27456

Re: Gay couple allegedly bumped for straight couple...

I am just a bit dumbfounded... people are quick to call this discrimination based on an unfounded post by a customer... yet completely dismiss the fact that the more likely scenario is that, as reported by people in the industry, the partner was seating in a seat he was not assigned in and screamed...

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by peanuts
Sat Aug 04, 2018 2:03 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Ten Busiest US airports July 2018 by Air Carrier and Air Taxi operations
Replies: 15
Views: 1498

Re: Ten Busiest US airports July 2018 by Air Carrier and Air Taxi operations

Ok, I have been registered for a few years but have rarely posted. Sorry, I am learning. The source is OPSNET/ASPM. The numbers represent the Air Carrier traffic plus Air Taxi. That is basically the mainline plus regional scheduled operations. I do have GA and other numbers, but those vary greatly ...

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by peanuts
Thu Aug 02, 2018 5:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA announces special NRT-LAS flights
Replies: 39
Views: 7119

Re: AA announces special NRT-LAS flights

Cubsrule wrote:

My memory is fuzzy but I think they may have done something similar with an Airbus in the early 00s; I have a vague memory of single daily LAS-LAX service.


Correct. It may have been even 1998. It also connected well to a LAX-HNL flight on NW, which is why I took it.

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by peanuts
Wed Aug 01, 2018 5:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AF/KLM mulls JV with Air Europa
Replies: 12
Views: 2650

Re: AF/KLM mulls JV with Air Europa

Surprised DL hasn't jumped in. They have a very positive influence on carriers they take genuine interest in. UX marketing is awful.

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by peanuts
Wed Aug 01, 2018 5:11 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Ten Busiest US airports July 2018 by Air Carrier and Air Taxi operations
Replies: 15
Views: 1498

Re: Ten Busiest US airports July 2018 by Air Carrier and Air Taxi operations

What is this? Source? DEN and SEA over EWR surprise me, whatever this is... Does the first word out of everyone's mouth have to be "Source"? It's beyond annoying. I'm pretty sure the OP didn't just make up the numbers on a whim. Cut the OP some slack and give him the benefit of the doubt....

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by peanuts
Wed Aug 01, 2018 4:53 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Ten Busiest US airports July 2018 by Air Carrier and Air Taxi operations
Replies: 15
Views: 1498

Re: Ten Busiest US airports July 2018 by Air Carrier and Air Taxi operations

What is this? Source?
DEN and SEA over EWR surprise me, whatever this is...

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by peanuts
Wed Aug 01, 2018 4:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Gay couple allegedly bumped for straight couple...
Replies: 344
Views: 27456

Re: Gay couple allegedly bumped for straight couple...

This thread has become another classic example of, pardon the pun, black vs. white thinking. AS will never disclose to us what exactly happened. Even if the passenger was wrong. They want this to go away. They'll take the high road, refund the customer, and make this issue go away. Social media &quo...

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by peanuts
Wed Aug 01, 2018 6:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta captain ridicules Tamar Braxton for #flying while black (according to many articles)
Replies: 26
Views: 4194

Re: Delta captain ridicules Tamar Braxton for #flying while black (according to many articles)

These type of social media cries for attention do not only make the “accuser” look bad and petty, it will also delegitimize and desensitize an outcry for any legitimate call for social injustice in the future.
What a shame.

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by peanuts
Tue Jul 31, 2018 2:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Gay couple allegedly bumped for straight couple...
Replies: 344
Views: 27456

Re: Gay couple ALLEGEDLY bumped for straight couple...

AS messed up and simply gave Mr. Cooley an easy opportunity to blow this thing up and lose his cooley. A classic example of unintented consequences. The fact he praised Delta in his posts makes his venting session very suspect. When in the heat of the moment, take a deep breath and wait before you s...

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by peanuts
Tue Jul 24, 2018 4:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CEOs Test Out The Cheap Seats
Replies: 72
Views: 15447

Re: CEOs Test Out The Cheap Seats

They get my business anyway and this just helps prove why. More proof how simple (and ridiculously easy) offering a perceived good customer service really is. This isn't rocket science. It's mostly perception vs. reality issues at play. Perception: Oh, they're nice guys! Reality: the seat plainly s...

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by peanuts
Tue Jul 24, 2018 4:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CEOs Test Out The Cheap Seats
Replies: 72
Views: 15447

Re: CEOs Test Out The Cheap Seats

They get my business anyway and this just helps prove why. More proof how simple (and ridiculously easy) offering a perceived good customer service really is. This isn't rocket science. It's mostly perception vs. reality issues at play. Perception: Oh, they're nice guys! Reality: the seat plainly s...

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by peanuts
Tue Jul 10, 2018 2:01 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Southwest Airlines going Peanut Free!
Replies: 159
Views: 9934

Re: Southwest Airlines going Peanut Free!

What. is. the. big. deal?
Always carry a snack (peanuts, nuts, beef jerky etc), in your carry-on when traveling. Stop being so dependent on a "free" handout.

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by peanuts
Mon Jun 25, 2018 3:59 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Out of this world upgrades and downgrades!
Replies: 66
Views: 5228

Re: Out of this world UPGRADES and DOWNGRADES!

I know of two, both on BA.
AMS-LHR
B737 to L-1011
B737/757 to Concorde
These are both mid 80's

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by peanuts
Mon Jun 25, 2018 3:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian launches LGW-TPA
Replies: 37
Views: 4998

Re: Norwegian launches LGW-TPA

But as an aside it appears Norwegian are attracting new traffic to long haul markets and at some destinations served by Norwegian and the legacies, there is no evidence of a material switch from legacy to N. Some yes, but nothing serious (yet) How is this measured? Just anecdotally speaking, I'm fi...

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by peanuts
Mon Jun 25, 2018 3:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian launches LGW-TPA
Replies: 37
Views: 4998

Re: Norwegian launches LGW-TPA

In essence, TPA's most dependable international carrier (BA) has been challenged now from multiple angles recently. LH, WK, FI, now DI. Apparently, in this economy, they're still doing fine from what I hear and from what they charge... Their ace card could be a switch from LGW to LHR and offer more ...

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