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by Junction
Tue Jul 02, 2019 7:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta improves intl Main Cabin experience
Replies: 156
Views: 20766

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: 19756

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: New Air Force One Scheme
Replies: 107
Views: 10108

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: 97
Views: 19757

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: 293
Views: 35136

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: 293
Views: 35136

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: 6342

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: 8691

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: 6472
Views: 713804

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: 6013

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: 7469

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: 34608

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: 47699

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: 1928

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: 5633

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: 12828

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: 16248

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: 13169

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: 9532

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: 16771

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: 5319

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: 12948

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: 5439

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: 14408

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: 35544

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: 16713

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: 9008

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: 9008

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: 9008

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: 9008

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: 8050

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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by Junction
Wed Jul 26, 2017 3:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA 77W at ONT
Replies: 36
Views: 8729

Re: UA 77W at ONT

FX1816 wrote:
I guess United is a sponsor.

United has been a sponsor of the United States Olympic Committee for more than 35 years.

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by Junction
Mon Jul 17, 2017 2:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta moves seat of Ann Coulter
Replies: 317
Views: 35622

Re: Delta moves seat of Ann Coulter

Good grief. Now we have a celebrity that has taken to shaming another passenger complete with picture on Twitter due to the airline's mistake. What a class act. I applaud Delta for publicly denouncing such an immature action regardless of who it was. She should have dealt with the problem like an ad...

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by Junction
Tue Jul 11, 2017 5:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Passengers get up from flight during Fallen Hero Escort
Replies: 83
Views: 17606

Re: Passengers get up from flight during Fallen Hero Escort

I just don't believe that everyone of a plane full of people intentionally and knowingly violated decency and disrespected the fallen. I wish that were true, but you should visit someplace like the Arizona Memorial in Hawaii sometime. The majority of people don't even understand what disrespect act...

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by Junction
Thu Jun 15, 2017 9:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA's ongoing PR issues
Replies: 372
Views: 32183

Re: UA's ongoing PR issues

By the way, does anyone else find it odd that UAL only apologized after the tape became public? Bob At first this seems like a simple legitimate question, but now I'm trying to understand what exactly corporate PR at UA could have done different in this case. Would we expect UA to have made a publi...

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by Junction
Thu Jun 01, 2017 8:34 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Amtrak Sues Union Station Over Delta Airlines Ads
Replies: 13
Views: 2268

Re: Amtrak Sues Union Station Over Delta Airlines Ads

UALFAson wrote:
Why would anyone fly between D.C. and NYC anymore?

Although completely accurate, I have to laugh at this statement. Who could have imagined that by 2017 we could come full circle to prefer train travel over plane travel between WAS and NYC on the grounds of efficiency.

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by Junction
Fri May 12, 2017 7:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Accused Of Racist Seat Change
Replies: 89
Views: 10551

Re: AA Accused Of Racist Seat Change

Just another passenger trying to get her name in the news. Anyone else sick of these stories? I know I am. I honestly don't understand this mentality? If a person thinks they were wronged and the Airline didn't attempt to make it right, what else are they to do? I'm not saying this is the case here...

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by Junction
Sat May 06, 2017 2:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FAs should stop threatening people with arrest
Replies: 162
Views: 12852

Re: FAs should stop threatening people with arrest

Good heavens! What have I missed? Is there really a bunch of flight attendants and gate agents going around threatening people with arrest?

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by Junction
Fri May 05, 2017 11:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA EWR passenger sent to SFO instead of CDG
Replies: 127
Views: 19238

Re: UA EWR passenger sent to SFO instead of CDG

I would sure like to know the details on how this happened. There are so many safeguards in place to prevent bording the wrong flight that the ignorance of gate agent and passenger should never even matter.

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by Junction
Thu May 04, 2017 9:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta employees threaten and harass family; kicked off flight
Replies: 204
Views: 23535

Re: Delta employees threaten and harass family; kicked off flight for overbooking

Good grief. Airline tickets have been non-transferable for decades and decades. Do people really not know this? Even after all the post 9/11 hype? The bottom line is that the agent could have handled the situation better. You've got to show some compassion to the situation no matter what rules the c...

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by Junction
Wed Apr 26, 2017 3:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA's ongoing PR issues
Replies: 372
Views: 32183

Re: United in the press again - Death of a rabbit!

Rumour is, the flight was overbooked, and they were trying to use a carrot and a stick to get him off. When that didn't work, they hit him with the stick...... I suspect United Airlines will try and bury this story in a burrow. But there is talk of an inquiry as it's thought it could be a conspirac...

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by Junction
Sat Apr 22, 2017 2:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Employee Allegedly Hit Mom with Stroller, Challeneges 2nd Passeneger to "Hit Me"
Replies: 274
Views: 23200

Re: AA Employee Allegedly Hit Mom with Stroller, Challeneges 2nd Passeneger to "Hit Me"

At this rate all the unpleasant seemingly little known airline policies that have actually been around for decades will be presented front and center by social media debate through the events of unfortunate escalation. So far we have been educated by the following in this method: 1. Non-revenue pass...

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by Junction
Fri Apr 21, 2017 6:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Passenger assaults AA pilot in MCI.
Replies: 75
Views: 13965

Re: Passenger assaults AA pilot in MCI.

Some of the commenters on here obviously didn't watch the video. First of all the news report refers to the guy as "passenger" so no problem repeating that here, but I'll refer to him as a downright thug since that is what he actually is. The thug simply stalked the pilot and then assaulte...

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by Junction
Wed Apr 12, 2017 12:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Another United gaffe - forces doctor off plane
Replies: 2119
Views: 130413

Re: Another United gaffe - forces doctor off plane

This seems like a similar incident. Where was all the outrage in the past? http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/woman-dragged-off-delta-flight_us_585193fde4b0e411bfd4f928 Completely different. "Delta requested assistance with a passenger “who would not comply with boarding and baggage check pro...

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by Junction
Mon Apr 10, 2017 9:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Another United gaffe - forces doctor off plane
Replies: 2119
Views: 130413

Re: Another United gaffe - forces doctor off plane

The strangest thing to me about the video is watching all those other passenger's reactions. It obviously escalated to a point where a cool head should have intervened with advise, and yes even volunteer to get off, rather than just sit there filming it with phones while the cops get brutal! We are ...

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by Junction
Mon Mar 27, 2017 2:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA Denies Boarding to Non-Rev Girl in Leggings, Social Media Revolts
Replies: 487
Views: 35360

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

So, to recap, there is a dress code if you want to take advantage of this special benefit. And when they could not be given a special dispensation for IGNORING THE STANDARDS... they get all upset about it.

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by Junction
Fri Feb 03, 2017 5:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA/DL/UA Try to Meet w/Secretary of State to Stop EK EWR-ATH
Replies: 98
Views: 10379

Re: AA/DL/UA Try to Meet w/Secretary of State to Stop EK EWR-ATH

Such a request fits perfectly with the atmosphere of today. Why not take advantage of all the wackadoodle Middle East fearing rhetoric going on in Washington right now. The "big three" couldn't get any meaningful movement on the issue under attempts with rational law, so go ahead and make...

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by Junction
Fri Feb 03, 2017 4:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA/DL/UA Try to Meet w/Secretary of State to Stop EK EWR-ATH
Replies: 98
Views: 10379

Re: AA/DL/UA Try to Meet w/Secretary of State to Stop EK EWR-ATH

Such a request fits perfectly with the atmosphere of today. Why not take advantage of all the wackadoodle Middle East fearing rhetoric going on in Washington right now. The "big three" couldn't get any meaningful movement on the issue under attempts with rational law, so go ahead and make ...

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