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by Junction
Thu Mar 05, 2020 2:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Shouting vs Announcing Emergency Commands
Replies: 24
Views: 3515

Re: Shouting vs Announcing Emergency Commands

In one emergency landing which required evacuation, the news media interviewed passengers and they said the FAs were so rude yelling at them. I remember that too. It's a Millennial thing to think that they were being rude. (and yes I do realize Millennials can be up to 39 years of age now) I don't ...

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by Junction
Wed Mar 04, 2020 6:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Shouting vs Announcing Emergency Commands
Replies: 24
Views: 3515

Re: Shouting vs Announcing Emergency Commands

Prost wrote:
In one emergency landing which required evacuation, the news media interviewed passengers and they said the FAs were so rude yelling at them.

I remember that too. It's a Millennial thing to think that they were being rude. (and yes I do realize Millennials can be up to 39 years of age now)

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by Junction
Wed Feb 05, 2020 10:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PHX Terminal 2 closes
Replies: 40
Views: 6801

Re: PHX Terminal 2 closes

Does anyone else remember when the old USAir (years prior to merging with America West) had a very busy focus city operation in terminal 2 with several gates in a newly built second level toward the end of the concourse? This is the large open area where Alaska had a few gates more recently. It was ...

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by Junction
Wed Dec 11, 2019 10:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FAA mandate regarding civil aviation
Replies: 20
Views: 2943

Re: FAA mandate regarding civil aviation

Are we saying it would be impossible for one administrating body to promote an industry without encouraging corruption and negligence when it comes to regulation of that same industry? Seems overly simplistic to me.

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by Junction
Tue Oct 22, 2019 3:25 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: DTW latest to test terminal access without a boarding pass
Replies: 22
Views: 6674

Re: DTW latest to test terminal access without a boarding pass

I don't like this trend at all. The security lines are long enough with just the ticketed passengers. Not to mention no place to sit at the gate.

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by Junction
Tue Oct 22, 2019 1:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN Downgraded by Stifle based on aquisition speculation
Replies: 157
Views: 30531

Re: WN Downgraded based on aquisition speculation

I agree that this "analysis" is sophomoric at best. Flag #1 was calling AS a LCC. What bothers me is this superficial nonsense may have a near term effect on their share price and market cap. Exactly. This is about as absurd as industry speculation can get by an actual analyst. It's borde...

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by Junction
Thu Oct 17, 2019 2:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: History behind idiosyncratic IATA airline shortcodes
Replies: 171
Views: 28494

Re: History behind idiosyncratic IATA airline shortcodes

I remember asking one of the early HP execs about this long ago, and they said all other two-letter IATA codes were taken, except for ones with numbers, and they didn't want to do that. So, HP was there and Ed Beauvais accepted it. Further to this, I was told that America West actually had two two-...

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by Junction
Wed Oct 16, 2019 2:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United posts Q3 2019 results
Replies: 79
Views: 20012

Re: United posts Q3 2019 results

To me, simply put the fact this can be seen as a disappointing quarter is a sign of how far UA has come. Expectations are raised because they've been meeting them. The momentum is still very much in the right direction. Exactly, and a "yawn" by Wall Street for airline earnings is basicall...

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by Junction
Tue Sep 24, 2019 7:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AMS introduces automated passenger bridge
Replies: 69
Views: 12383

Re: AMS introduces automated passenger bridge

UARNO88 wrote:
Sounds like just another way to eliminate jobs.

It's meant to be a help for existing employees. Did you not read the part where it says an employee needs to be present to monitor and activate the system?

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by Junction
Mon Sep 23, 2019 6:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 2019 US Airline Water Study by CUNY's Hunter College NYC Food Policy Center
Replies: 19
Views: 3142

Re: 2019 US Airline Water Study by CUNY's Hunter College NYC Food Policy Center

Interesting how this topic is receiving so muc press attention and so little airliners.net attention. Does anyone else find it odd? Or do we wish to keep this a dirty little secret? It's interesting trivia, but it's not like there is suddenly any kind of newsworthy epidemic due to bad water on plan...

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by Junction
Wed Sep 11, 2019 8:42 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: September 11, 2001 ... 18 Years Later. Never Forget!
Replies: 73
Views: 7491

Re: September 11, 2001 ... 18 Years Later. Never Forget!

viewtopic.php?t=105795


The Airliners.net thread from that day is probably one of the best sources available anywhere to illustrate the way everything unfolded. Hope it never gets lost.
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Revelation wrote:
Also, for some chilling memories, read the a.net thread from that very morning:

viewtopic.php?t=105795


The Airliners.net thread from that day is probably one of the best sources available anywhere to illustrate the way everything unfolded. Hope it never gets lost.

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by Junction
Tue Sep 10, 2019 9:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airline Hubs at LAX
Replies: 34
Views: 7496

Re: Airline Hubs at LAX

In the mid 1980s, before Southwest had much to offer in California, PSA had a very busy hub operation in terminal one at LAX.

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by Junction
Mon Aug 26, 2019 7:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future of AA hub at PHX
Replies: 103
Views: 12197

Re: Future of AA hub at PHX

PHX is to AA what DEN is to UA and SLC is to DL.

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by Junction
Wed Aug 21, 2019 2:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Autistic Passenger’s Family Claims Delta, SkyWest Discriminated Against Them
Replies: 64
Views: 7763

Re: Autistic Passenger’s Family Claims Delta, SkyWest Discriminated Against Them

Right, if there are 100 people stewing at the gate or on the plane wondering when their delayed flight is going to start moving... no one listens. Right. Well, that must have been what happened in this case. There is no way the airport staff and flight crew would have just turned out the lights and...

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by Junction
Tue Aug 20, 2019 4:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Autistic Passenger’s Family Claims Delta, SkyWest Discriminated Against Them
Replies: 64
Views: 7763

Re: Autistic Passenger’s Family Claims Delta, SkyWest Discriminated Against Them

FredrikHAD wrote:
30 sec explanation over the gate PA would have taken away a good portion of the poor customer experience. Why is it so difficult to inform customers (not just this incident)?

You're living in a dream world. Most people pay no attention to the PA announcements at the gate or onboard the aircraft.

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by Junction
Thu Aug 15, 2019 5:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA to Tweak 737 MAX Order
Replies: 56
Views: 15475

Re: UA to Tweak 737 MAX Order

Don't forget, all UA aircraft with seat back screens also have streaming available for your own device. It's a choice, and both are now free.

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by Junction
Thu Aug 01, 2019 2:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL closing NRT. Suspends NRT-SIN, Announces ICN-MNL
Replies: 361
Views: 82059

Re: Unconfirmed: DL closing NRT. Suspends NRT-SIN, Announces ICN-MNL

usdcaguy wrote:
DL wants to fly as little as possible with its own metal and instead use partners to fly beyond only the largest business markets.

That seems to be the idea, but are not HKG and SIN considered to be a couple of the world's largest business markets?

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by Junction
Thu Jul 18, 2019 2:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM getting bad press over breastfeeding
Replies: 104
Views: 9191

Re: KLM getting bad press over breastfeeding

I guess I don't really have an opinion one way or the other, but there is no doubt public breast feeding has had a major uptick in the last 10 years or so. It is that parents with infants still young enough to require breast feeding are out traveling with baby more than in the past? Just wondering.

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by Junction
Tue Jul 02, 2019 7:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: New Delta international main cabin service launched
Replies: 187
Views: 9757

Re: Delta improves intl Main Cabin experience

Sounds similar to KLM main cabin service. Coincidence?

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by Junction
Thu Jun 13, 2019 6:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta saves the day with free charter
Replies: 113
Views: 20892

Re: Delta saves the day with free charter

I am very curious how this played out. Knowng the internal workings of large airlines, it all seems so unlikely, yet ... it DID happen. Namely, in OKC, you have 41 passengers (among others) inconvenienced by a cancellation. Of course, AA would look at all options and DL being one of the options wou...

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by Junction
Thu Jun 13, 2019 1:52 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: USAF VC-25B News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 177
Views: 11990

Re: New Air Force One Scheme

Hard to tell what color the belly and engines are, but if that is dark blue it looks ok.

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by Junction
Thu Jun 06, 2019 1:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Media: AA refuses to supply IG with a spare part causing delays in SFO
Replies: 111
Views: 26289

Re: Media: AA refuses to supply IG with a spare part causing delays in SFO

ozark1 wrote:
Just another social media frenzy over an incident where the specifics are unknown.

I am in love with this quote. It literally applies to almost everything.

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by Junction
Mon May 06, 2019 3:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Something wrong with Boeing's safety culture?
Replies: 369
Views: 49068

Re: Something wrong with Boeing's safety culture?

bgm wrote:
Junction wrote:
xmp125a wrote:
The MCAS v1 is so crazily incompetent, murderous design


Murderous design? What's the motive?


Money.


Highly doubtful the MCAS was designed to murder people. How is money made by murdering passengers on airplanes anyway?

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by Junction
Mon May 06, 2019 3:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Something wrong with Boeing's safety culture?
Replies: 369
Views: 49068

Re: Something wrong with Boeing's safety culture?

xmp125a wrote:
The MCAS v1 is so crazily incompetent, murderous design


Murderous design? What's the motive?

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by Junction
Mon Apr 01, 2019 1:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Multiple US airlines experience disruption due to AeroData outage (now resolved)
Replies: 53
Views: 6774

Re: *NOT APRIL FOOLS* UA, DL, WN Sytemwide Outage

Why does this continue to happen? How often are non-American carriers crippled by computer failures? I’ve lived in China for 5 years and I’ve never heard of a Chinese airline grinding to a halt due to a computer glitch. It happens all over the world. Here's some examples for BA, QF, KL, SA, QR etc....

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by Junction
Wed Mar 20, 2019 5:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Potential UAL strategy at IAD?
Replies: 88
Views: 9161

Re: Potential UAL strategy at IAD?

I find it appauling that the first impression international travelers get of the US nation's capitol is that horrible concourse. I connected through IAD on the way back to ORD form FRA a couple weeks ago, and having never been through there before was expecting some kind of horrible run down termin...

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by Junction
Wed Mar 13, 2019 7:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6476
Views: 745623

Re: Should airline regulators consider grounding B737 MAX series

Dieuwer wrote:

Sorry to say, but that photograph tells me (as a non-professional aviation enthusiast) that the MAX engines are just too big for the old (737) design. No matter how you wiggle with the engine position or tinker with software.


The plane in the photo is not a Max.

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by Junction
Wed Mar 13, 2019 3:22 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: United HQ Lease Extension
Replies: 37
Views: 6447

Re: United HQ Lease Extension

Also, when UA originally moved to Willis Tower several offices from different locations were consolidated into the one location. If there was any fire at a UA office before everything was consolidated, it would not have affected as many different departments as it could now. I can't seem to find any...

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by Junction
Mon Mar 11, 2019 8:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AC flights from DEL now via CPH. Are other North America-India routes affected?
Replies: 43
Views: 8012

Re: AC flights from DEL now via CPH. Are other North America-India routes affected?

I have noticed that (Western) airliners have NOT updated their schedules. Why not? As it is now, every airline arrives constantly "late" in DEL (usually by 1-3 hours). This creates MAJOR havoc with connecting flights. And since this is now a well-known issue, EU 261 regulation applies whi...

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by Junction
Sat Feb 16, 2019 3:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Airlines Declares Maintenance Emergency
Replies: 184
Views: 35481

Re: Southwest Airlines Declares Maintenance Emergency

Was wondering what was up. This explains all they delays at MDW yesterday when the weather was fine.

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by Junction
Tue Feb 05, 2019 9:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: WN 8725 KOAK - PHNL She's on her way!
Replies: 456
Views: 49967

Re: WN 8725 KOAK - PHNL She's on her way!

WN732 wrote:
Exactly. My Rapid Rewards are ready to go!



Most people patiently waiting for this new service seem to be saying the same thing. Curious, is there any limit to the amount of rewards seats per flight? Seems like seats are gong to be gobbled up quite quickly by everyone cashing in Rapid Rewards.

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by Junction
Tue Nov 20, 2018 5:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B6 Mistreatment of Parkinson's Pax
Replies: 13
Views: 2078

Re: B6 Mistreatment of Parkinson's Pax

[quote="evank516"]I'm having trouble understanding, what exactly did the B6 Employees do? [quote] Exactly. I feel like a paragraph must have been left out of the article or something. What happened? What are we suppose to have learned about Parkinson's? To just stay away from the people th...

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by Junction
Mon Nov 19, 2018 8:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA Continues DEN Expansion - New Flights to SRQ/VPS/PBI/PNS/BRO
Replies: 41
Views: 5885

Re: UA Continues DEN Expansion - New Flights to SRQ/VPS/PBI/PNS/BRO

Acting like drunken fools, causing damage to hotels, driving drunk, loud and rowdy, but as long as the money comes in, that justifies bad behavior. How standards of right and wrong have been watered down. What type of adults will many turn out to be? Yup, drunken fools. In Myrtle beach, spring brea...

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by Junction
Thu Nov 15, 2018 6:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why doesnt UA level Terminal C EWR?
Replies: 109
Views: 13341

Re: Why doesnt UA level Terminal C EWR?

Damn these pesky first world problems.

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by Junction
Tue Nov 06, 2018 4:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL Pax Told to Sit in Feces-Stained Seat
Replies: 113
Views: 17513

Re: DL Pax Told to Sit in Feces-Stained Seat

It was a service dog that left the mess. I generally look at the seat/area before I sit. Why would anyone sit down into a soiled seat? And Delta should have halted boarding and cleaned that crap up before proceeding. No excuse. Hmm may I doubt that? Service dogs are so well trained that I find very...

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by Junction
Tue Oct 30, 2018 5:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Describe AA in 3 Words Article
Replies: 117
Views: 13799

Re: Describe AA in 3 Words Article

I think all this is overblown. I have had plenty of good experiences with aa crew and some underwhelming ones. They are just getting kicked now due to their financial performance. I agree. You could have started this thread with ANY airline name, and it would bring forth the exact same types of bas...

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by Junction
Mon Oct 22, 2018 8:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: More to the Story? United ERJ (swapped for CRJ) turns around from CHA because ERJ-175 "too large to land"
Replies: 55
Views: 9741

Re: More to the Story? United ERJ (swapped for CRJ) turns around from CHA because ERJ-175 "too large to land"

Not sure what the mystery is about. The USA Today article attached by the topic author explains what happened very well. The key was the second text UA apparently sent out later.

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by Junction
Thu Aug 30, 2018 1:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Announces EWR-PRG, EWR-NAP, SFO-AMS
Replies: 126
Views: 17365

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

https://hub.united.com/hello--united-ai ... 17727.html
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SFOtoORD wrote:
I’m surprised there is no DEN announcement. Also there is no official United Press Release yet so that could include route reductions.


Official press release. No cuts. All adds.
https://hub.united.com/hello--united-ai ... 17727.html

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by Junction
Fri Aug 17, 2018 9:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Are people allowed to paint their plane in old airline liveries?
Replies: 24
Views: 5471

Re: Are people allowed to do this ? (pic)

cosyr wrote:
You are certainly allowed to do it, as long as you do not use it for revenue purposes

In that case I wish we saw more private pilots do this kind of thing with their planes. Kind of fun.

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by Junction
Tue Aug 14, 2018 4:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest grounding many airplanes.
Replies: 71
Views: 13190

Re: Southwest grounding many airplanes.

7673mech wrote:
Did any of you read the article?
It apparently happened last week and the planes were cleared to fly after an overnight investigation.

Are you kidding? Very few people on here completely read the attached articles before posting opinions.

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by Junction
Thu Aug 02, 2018 7:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why are Airbus planes still called "Airbus Industrie" when booking tickets?
Replies: 29
Views: 5569

Re: Why are Airbus planes still called "Airbus Industrie" when booking tickets?

Putting my work hat on, I am guessing it's because the information is drawn from legacy databases. In many established industries I have worked in, data is held in massive databases designed decades ago. Built for stability and compatibility with a large number of disparate systems, changes do not ...

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by Junction
Tue May 15, 2018 9:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Leaked Sneak Peek: United New Uniforms
Replies: 41
Views: 14673

Re: Leaked Sneak Peek: United New Uniforms

As usual, no one on here reads any of the attached articles for the thread (including the poster it seems). Based on the comments, I was under the impression these were photos of new United Airlines flight attendant uniforms. Nothing could be further from the truth it seems.

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by Junction
Thu Mar 29, 2018 8:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH A350 New Colors - Hideous!
Replies: 264
Views: 36559

Re: LH A350 New Colors - Hideous!

Travel industry products as a whole, whether it be hotel room, airport lounge, departure gate, plane logo, website etc. have begun a shift to more minimalistic designs. Has the Millennial generation perhaps dictated this trend?

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by Junction
Thu Nov 09, 2017 9:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Article: 'Flying the Unfriendly Skies'
Replies: 108
Views: 17030

Re: Article: 'Flying the Unfriendly Skies'

I think the biggest reason the air travel experience seems worse now is because all the flights are usually completely full. The average load factor in the 1970s was less than 60%, meaning you normally did not have anybody in the seat right next to you. Other than that, most of the amenities offered...

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by Junction
Thu Oct 26, 2017 2:28 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: NAACP Travel Advisory for AA
Replies: 131
Views: 9314

Re: NAACP Travel Advisory for AA

How can an organization legally be allowed to publicly slander a company in this way without needing to provide evidence? Don't you have freedom of speech in the US ? Isn't your president slandering people, companies, even nations, almost every day, without consequence for him ? Slander is tort, an...

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by Junction
Wed Oct 25, 2017 4:36 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: NAACP Travel Advisory for AA
Replies: 131
Views: 9314

Re: NAACP Travel Advisory for AA

http://time.com/4996949/american-airlin ... arker-ceo/

It's a good response.

Some people on this thread should take notice.

It's a great response, and it makes me wonder even more why there is a travel advisory.
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D L X wrote:
izbtmnhd wrote:

It's a good response.

Some people on this thread should take notice.

It's a great response, and it makes me wonder even more why there is a travel advisory.

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by Junction
Wed Oct 25, 2017 4:07 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: NAACP Travel Advisory for AA
Replies: 131
Views: 9314

Re: NAACP Travel Advisory for AA

Yahoo gave a couple of resons for the advisory, but cannot find the story in there at this time. Two of the examples that were given was the flyer and her friend that had 1st class tickets, she was moved to coach and the friend was allowed to stay. The second one was about a stroller; IIRC it was a...

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by Junction
Wed Oct 25, 2017 2:55 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: NAACP Travel Advisory for AA
Replies: 131
Views: 9314

Re: NAACP Travel Advisory for AA

How can an organization legally be allowed to publicly slander a company in this way without needing to provide evidence?

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by Junction
Tue Oct 24, 2017 7:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rare UA 744 Appearance At EWR
Replies: 44
Views: 8194

Re: Rare UA 744 Appearance At EWR Now

Why not EWR? Jesus, the things people complain about theses days. Even if it was just a "historical footnote" with CO (whatever that means), it's being retired now from UA with a celebration at all the UA hubs.

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