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by coairman
Wed Sep 02, 2020 1:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: United to insource rampers at DEN
Replies: 69
Views: 9080

Re: Rumor: United to make announcement at DEN

I think it was December 2018 when UA experienced a UAX cataclysmic baggage melt down at DEN right before the Christmas. I think at one point during that melt down UA had around 5,000-7,000 undelivered UAX bags at DEN. UA had to bring in trucks and truck the bags to the destination airport then hire...

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by coairman
Wed Aug 26, 2020 6:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American to cut 19,000 jobs in October
Replies: 121
Views: 19352

Re: American to cut 19,000 jobs in October

In my view CARES extension for airline industry would be terrible policy when so much of the rest if the economy is also suffering terribly. Government can help those impacted via UI or other programs but throwing money at a specific industry for uneeded people to sit around is bad use of funds. We...

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by coairman
Wed Aug 26, 2020 6:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American to cut 19,000 jobs in October
Replies: 121
Views: 19352

Re: American to cut 19,000 jobs in October

So is this going to be an example of reverse age discrimination if AA gets rid of their young FAs and pilots? It’s just weird that this will bias their workforce (and their customer experience) towards in my experience often disgruntled FAs in their 60s. Some new hire airline employees are older. T...

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by coairman
Mon Apr 27, 2020 4:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines projects $2.1 billion pretax loss as coronavirus roils business, seeks more federal aid
Replies: 92
Views: 19402

Re: United Airlines posts $2.1 billion pretax loss as coronavirus roils business, seeks more federal aid

Then obviously on October 1st there may be massive involuntary layoffs.....with or without a new or temporary agreement......you can’t have people on payroll if you need only 40% of the employees...... and there are currently new hires still on payroll........the CARES Act is obviously a temporary b...

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by coairman
Sun Apr 19, 2020 3:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - April 2020
Replies: 542
Views: 99597

Re: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - April 2020

Does anyone know why all COVID19 topics are consolidated into one thread? Seems ridiculous, especially how it effects so many different airlines, but not all airlines are equal in terms of challenges of geopolitical and geographical regions..

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by coairman
Sun Apr 19, 2020 3:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - April 2020
Replies: 542
Views: 99597

Re: Is AA’s Doug Parker way too optimistic?

I watched The CEO of AA’s video and he seemed rather optimistic compared to DL and UA in terms of the COVID19 effects on the airline industry.....is this just blowing smoke or is he on to something as far being able to recover in a robust way ... See the link below: https://thepointsguy.com/news/am...

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by coairman
Sun Apr 19, 2020 2:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - April 2020
Replies: 542
Views: 99597

Is AA’s Doug Parker way too optimistic?

I watched The CEO of AA’s video and he seemed rather optimistic compared to DL and UA in terms of the COVID19 effects on the airline industry.....is this just blowing smoke or is he on to something as far being able to recover in a robust way ... See the link below: https://thepointsguy.com/news/ame...

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by coairman
Wed Apr 01, 2020 9:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United will be a smaller carrier - Munoz
Replies: 245
Views: 44301

Re: United will be a smaller carrier - Munoz

United is not going to cut Denver an almost entirely domestic hub. It's their workhorse that can actually maybe make money the earliest. Domestic travel will come back way way before international. All hubs will be small shells of their former selves for a while. Expect ramping up to take a long ti...

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by coairman
Sat Feb 15, 2020 4:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Time for UA to step up?
Replies: 241
Views: 29950

Re: Time for UA to step up?

Aside SFO, forget the bloodbath on the West Coast. The Low hanging fruit would be for UAL to merge with JetBlue: Divest some of EWR (already eroding their market share somewhat by LCC's), get back into JFK, get FLL and MCO as true hubs in the South, and focus on being the core East Coast carrier wi...

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by coairman
Tue Sep 24, 2019 11:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: DL retired MD-80/90s quickly
Replies: 1195
Views: 260619

Re: DL retiring MD-80s quickly

I am glad they are retiring, as I can hear a DL MD-80 as it takes off 4000 feet above our home enroute to ATL. It’s the loudest commercial aircraft in the sky as it roars above with such obnoxious noise pollution. It’s louder than 777, A380 and other wide bodies and when it takes off late because of...

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by coairman
Thu Aug 22, 2019 2:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: UA Announcing CUR, NCE and PMO and expanding some existing routes
Replies: 251
Views: 37578

Re: UA Network Planning Event 8/22/2019

Maybe an announcement of adding a new bank (a new grouping of many departures) or two at IAD? This possibly could mean reallocation of flying from other hubs to IAD........and higher aircraft utilization...........just my guess here..

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by coairman
Fri Aug 02, 2019 9:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United going after hidden-city travellers
Replies: 372
Views: 46824

Re: United going after hidden-city travellers

A couple of ways to stem hidden city travel is by doing this: -If the airline designates potential hidden city, city pairs such as SFO-IAD- FLL, then the airline could have the purchaser promise to take the connecting flight by doing a credit card preauthorization for the difference between the city...

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by coairman
Mon May 13, 2019 2:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DTW-LAN. Why?
Replies: 69
Views: 8220

Re: DTW-LAN. Why?

It’s no different when Continental Express and Connection flew:

CLE-CAK (51 miles)
CLE- TOL
CLE- ERI
CLE- CMH
CLE - PIT

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by coairman
Thu Mar 21, 2019 2:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Potential UAL strategy at IAD?
Replies: 88
Views: 9262

Re: Potential UAL strategy at IAD?

United has been exploring adding extra banks to the hub which could translate to a huge expansion....we will see...but if it happens, for example adding 2 more banks out of the current 4 banks bringing it to 6 banks represents a huge expansion.....the planes would have to come mostly from EWR and o...

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by coairman
Thu Mar 21, 2019 1:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Potential UAL strategy at IAD?
Replies: 88
Views: 9262

Re: Potential UAL strategy at IAD?

United has been exploring adding extra banks to the hub which could translate to a huge expansion....we will see...but if it happens, for example adding 2 more banks out of the current 4 banks bringing it to 6 banks represents a huge expansion.....the planes would have to come mostly from EWR and ot...

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by coairman
Sun Mar 03, 2019 9:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Files Lawsuit Against Mechanics Union
Replies: 115
Views: 16800

Re: Southwest Files Lawsuit Against Mechanics Union

From my own observations over the years, I have seen this type of unofficial work action before. Usually not such blatantly advertised to the public and media. Sometimes when these work actions occur they are highly organized, intentional, and are intended to screw the customers and their coworkers,...

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by coairman
Wed Nov 14, 2018 3:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FAA Makes Staffing Policy Changes After Vegas Controller Found Incapacitated
Replies: 136
Views: 35621

Re: FAA Makes Staffing Policy Changes After Vegas Controller Found Incapacitated

I find it frightening that the FAA is not being transparent on the cause of her behavior. I think the flying public has a right to know the truth as thousands of lives were at risk under her guidance. I also find it amazing as to how many commenters has dismissed her behavior as not related to drug...

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by coairman
Tue Nov 13, 2018 11:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FAA Makes Staffing Policy Changes After Vegas Controller Found Incapacitated
Replies: 136
Views: 35621

Re: FAA Makes Staffing Policy Changes After Vegas Controller Found Incapacitated

I find it frightening that the FAA is not being transparent on the cause of her behavior. I think the flying public has a right to know the truth as thousands of lives were at risk under her guidance. I also find it amazing as to how many commenters has dismissed her behavior as not related to drugs...

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by coairman
Thu Aug 09, 2018 1:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United seeks to return to JFK
Replies: 223
Views: 34986

Re: United seeks to return to JFK

Those who think that the purchase of B6 would not pass DOJ and other regulatory statutes are clearly mistaken. As an example: UA could team with different airlines to purchase and disperse the assets between them. Not to mention, for those who are not aware, UA would NOT just buy an airline without...

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by coairman
Tue Aug 07, 2018 11:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA announces IAD-TLV
Replies: 118
Views: 16951

Re: UA announces IAD-TLV

Also, IAD is better for connections from everywhere else in Florida besides MIA, such as FLL, PBI, TPA, areas with large Jewish populations. Also, places like RSW and MCO. Except their schedule to Florida from IAD is very underwhelming. They're only just restarting MIA (twice daily). They don't eve...

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by coairman
Thu Aug 02, 2018 5:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA announces IAD-TLV
Replies: 118
Views: 16951

Re: UA announces IAD-TLV

I thought this could be a good market but didn’t realize it would really happen.

Great news for the reaffirmation of the comittment to UA’s Dulles Hub.

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by coairman
Tue Jul 31, 2018 1:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest employee arrested for child vouyerism at work
Replies: 25
Views: 6802

Re: Southwest employee arrested for child vouyerism at work

Maybe CNN is so obsessed with President Trump that other news is overlooked. If it was a UA employee maybe it would be a US news headline as UA in my opinion is not liked too much in the US national media and is treated very unfairly and inequitable.

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by coairman
Wed Jul 25, 2018 9:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why is United still operating 757's on transatlantic routes?
Replies: 152
Views: 31096

Re: Why is United still operating 757's on transatlantic routes?

I think transatlantic 757 flights are perfectly fine. Without them UA wouldn't even fly non-stop from the hubs to those cities like IAD-LIS,EDI, DUB, etc. The 757 has less capacity and fills the void offering less empty seats and higher yield. As mentioned before, without the 757's, UA wouldn't be f...

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by coairman
Wed Jul 25, 2018 8:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why is United still operating 757's on transatlantic routes?
Replies: 152
Views: 31096

Re: United 757s

Why wouldn't they be flying on TA routes? As Cointrin says, they're the right size for the right mission. A random sample of UA 752 flights today, showing a good mix of routings including TA but also Hawaii/Florida/South America... EWR-DEN EWR-GLA EWR-HAM EWR-LAX EWR-LIM EWR-MAN EWR-MCO EWR-TPA ORD...

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by coairman
Mon Apr 02, 2018 6:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: UA to introduce new and/or revised livery in the coming years
Replies: 186
Views: 35503

Re: Rumor: UA to introduce new and/or revised livery in the coming years

I am really tired of the CO Globe as it’s been around since 1991...27 years. My favorite livery has always been United’s 80’s colorful look....This would look great after a few modernized enhancements. https://acapsule.com/products/united-airlines-dc-10-74-93-tulip-livery-diecast-model-1-400-scale ...

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by coairman
Sat Mar 17, 2018 9:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: UA to introduce new and/or revised livery in the coming years
Replies: 186
Views: 35503

Re: Rumor: UA to introduce new and/or revised livery in the coming years

I am really tired of the CO Globe as it’s been around since 1991...27 years. My favorite livery has always been United’s 80’s colorful look....This would look great after a few modernized enhancements. https://acapsule.com/products/united-airlines-dc-10-74-93-tulip-livery-diecast-model-1-400-scale I...

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by coairman
Sat Mar 03, 2018 11:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How to Revive Airline Competition
Replies: 81
Views: 6568

Re: How to Revive Airline Competition

I think we have enough healthy competition. Fares are even lower now than years ago adjusted for inflation. You can get round trip fares in many markets under $150. I have seen round trip fares to MCO for under $100. One way published fares from IAD-CUN are $81 before taxes, PHL- FLL one way $61.20,...

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by coairman
Sun Dec 10, 2017 5:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why UA flies to FLL over MIA from IAD?
Replies: 13
Views: 3607

Re: Why UA flies to FLL over MIA from IAD?

I have seen such cheap fares to and from FLL that I am surprised that UA hasn’t cut the IAD-FLL market. Maybe cut the route totally or switch to UA Express to MIA. I have seen fares as low as $47.80 with taxes from FLL to CLE via IAD. It seems the fares to MIA must be higher.

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by coairman
Tue Oct 17, 2017 2:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA/B6 Merger Rumors Floating Again
Replies: 101
Views: 17736

Re: UA/B6 Merger Rumors Floating Again

Yesterday, on a seemingly perfect weather flying day, B6 had 16% of their flights delayed. United had 15% of their flights delayed. Together, it will be a mess. Throw in some bad weather and matters multiply exponentially. This is day in and day out, good weather or bad weather. Must be very frustr...

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by coairman
Tue Oct 17, 2017 1:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA/B6 Merger Rumors Floating Again
Replies: 101
Views: 17736

Re: UA/B6 Merger Rumors Floating Again

This deal could happen.....: -There are quite a few ties between United (on the Continental side) and JetBlue. Dave Barger, the ex CEO was a Continental man who used to run DTW and then EWR. Icema Gibbs who used to be a high level Continental manager at EWR left Continental when the company was emer...

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by coairman
Sun Sep 24, 2017 2:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA in CLE: What's next?
Replies: 123
Views: 11311

Re: UA in CLE: What's next?

Losing NW, CO and US are all difficult- legacy brands with years of history. However, United is an American staple, and even though CO had a great brand toward the end of their life, we cannot forget the bad years prior to Bethune as well as the lack of international recognition. The mergers were s...

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by coairman
Sat Sep 23, 2017 10:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA in CLE: What's next?
Replies: 123
Views: 11311

Re: UA in CLE: What's next?

Of course I am disappointed of any job losses, but I wish UAL will just go away and CLE will once again become a hub for an airline that isn't UAL. Customers win when UAL leaves. I greatly miss Continental. The brand. The employees and crews. Such a shame. Losing NW, CO and US are all difficult- le...

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by coairman
Sat Sep 23, 2017 10:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA in CLE: What's next?
Replies: 123
Views: 11311

Re: UA in CLE: What's next?

Not anymore. The remaining 145's were extended with UA for another 5 years. That 5 year extension of the Expressjet RJs appears to solidify UA's CLE commitment flying those planes into the MKE/BOS/LGA and DCA markets. For what it's worth. Not sure how MKE fits, but the rest of the cities are critic...

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by coairman
Sat Sep 23, 2017 9:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA in CLE: What's next?
Replies: 123
Views: 11311

Re: UA in CLE: What's next?

ExpressJet also has a crew domicile and aircraft maintenance (50 seaters) in CLE. When the 50-seaters leave, so will ExpressJet. When the sinking fund gets most of the bonds that financed Concourse D paid off (2022 or so?) CLE may get serious about assuming the remaining obligation and doing someth...

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by coairman
Sat Sep 23, 2017 9:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA in CLE: What's next?
Replies: 123
Views: 11311

Re: UA in CLE: What's next?

Of course I am disappointed of any job losses, but I wish UAL will just go away and CLE will once again become a hub for an airline that isn't UAL. Customers win when UAL leaves. I greatly miss Continental. The brand. The employees and crews. Such a shame. Actually, the current Ua agents and ramp a...

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by coairman
Sat Sep 09, 2017 6:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hurricane Irma's Impact on Aviation
Replies: 391
Views: 55313

Re: Hurricane Irma's Impact on Aviation

Does anyone think that there is a good probability that the hurricane models might be wrong and Irma might just continue westward into the Gulf of Mexico instead of hitting Florida? It hasn't made it projected turn yet to the North.

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by coairman
Fri Sep 08, 2017 4:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta 431 at SJU (9/6)
Replies: 151
Views: 21495

Re: Delta 431 at SJU (9/6)

In my opinion it was a risky move that paid off......but the risk was high and appeared somewhat reckless and shows how arrogant DL can be at times as a company. A corporate culture of arrogance is not very admirable. DL is great at positive marketing and PR, but this flight was an example of arrog...

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by coairman
Fri Sep 08, 2017 4:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta 431 at SJU (9/6)
Replies: 151
Views: 21495

Re: Delta 431 at SJU (9/6)

All I am saying is safety, is always number one no matter what, and taking unnecessary risks is not a good choice...

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by coairman
Fri Sep 08, 2017 4:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta 431 at SJU (9/6)
Replies: 151
Views: 21495

Re: Delta 431 at SJU (9/6)

In my opinion it was a risky move that paid off......but the risk was high and appeared somewhat reckless and shows how arrogant DL can be at times as a company. A corporate culture of arrogance is not very admirable. DL is great at positive marketing and PR, but this flight was an example of arrog...

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by coairman
Fri Sep 08, 2017 3:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta 431 at SJU (9/6)
Replies: 151
Views: 21495

Re: Delta 431 at SJU (9/6)

It was very, very risky, especially if it took an unexpected turn to the south. Can you please explain how an "unexpected turn" would go unnoticed? I guess maybe if all the weather satellites died, the land based radars died, ships radars nearby died, and all communication in the caribbea...

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by coairman
Fri Sep 08, 2017 3:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta 431 at SJU (9/6)
Replies: 151
Views: 21495

Re: Delta 431 at SJU (9/6)

DL 's hubris never fails to reach new heights. Now they have the "best meteorological team"? What was this flight for, PR? The way they're making it hit the airwaves makes you wonder. And if their meteorological team is so good, why did they fail so spectacularly at their jobs back in Apr...

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by coairman
Fri Sep 08, 2017 3:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta 431 at SJU (9/6)
Replies: 151
Views: 21495

Re: Delta 431 at SJU (9/6)

In my opinion it was a risky move that paid off......but the risk was high and appeared somewhat reckless and shows how arrogant DL can be at times as a company. A corporate culture of arrogance is not very admirable. DL is great at positive marketing and PR, but this flight was an example of arroga...

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by coairman
Mon Aug 28, 2017 3:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hurricane Harvey and Houston airports
Replies: 546
Views: 70291

Re: Hurricane Harvey and Houston airports

IAH will be out of service for a while and may not ever get back to original form. There are many spare planes all over the system. Many other hubs can upguage equipment to larger aircraft and add extra banks to accommodate the IAH connecting traffic. UA has 6 other hubs to work with and absorb the...

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by coairman
Mon Aug 28, 2017 2:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hurricane Harvey and Houston airports
Replies: 546
Views: 70291

Re: Hurricane Harvey and Houston airports

IAH will be out of service for a while and may not ever get back to original form. There are many spare planes all over the system. Many other hubs can upguage equipment to larger aircraft and add extra banks to accommodate the IAH connecting traffic. UA has 6 other hubs to work with and absorb the ...

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by coairman
Sun May 07, 2017 2:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA EWR passenger sent to SFO instead of CDG
Replies: 127
Views: 19596

Re: UA EWR passenger sent to SFO instead of CDG

No one is exclusively 100% at fault......... -Passenger could look at the destination screen....it says San Francisco ....not Paris. In French it's all the same. No excuses. -Boarding Agent scans boarding pass and the gate reader "beeps".....indicating wrong city. Obviously the agent messe...

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by coairman
Wed Apr 26, 2017 1:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Another United gaffe - forces doctor off plane
Replies: 2119
Views: 135592

Re: Another United gaffe - forces doctor off plane

Some facts here.....they weren't United Crew members who were deadheading....they were United Express Crew Members who work for an airline called Republic Airlines. Not United. They fly for under contract for United as United Express. Another thing.....United employees didn't beat the Dr. up. It wa...

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by coairman
Wed Apr 26, 2017 1:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Overbooking of Flights has become a major issue.
Replies: 143
Views: 11520

Re: Overbooking of Flights has become a major issue.

Why overbookings most of the time are a non-issue: 1) in a hub, there are sometimes mis-connections.....missed connections due to ATC, weather or mechanical. Sometimes lots of them during irregular operations. 2) Local passengers who checked in online or at the ticket counter are running late. 3) Pa...

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by coairman
Sun Apr 23, 2017 12:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Another United gaffe - forces doctor off plane
Replies: 2119
Views: 135592

Re: Another United gaffe - forces doctor off plane

Absolutely.....right on target! The Dr. is not your average Dr.

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by coairman
Sun Apr 23, 2017 12:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Employee Allegedly Hit Mom with Stroller, Challeneges 2nd Passeneger to "Hit Me"
Replies: 274
Views: 23734

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

Some Observations Here: - The passenger in first class was an aggressive jerk who overreacted and needed to chill. -The gate agent or flight attendant was out of line and reacted just as agressively in response to the jerk in first class. The employee lost his cool and lowered his behavior to the fi...

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by coairman
Mon Apr 17, 2017 1:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Another United gaffe - forces doctor off plane
Replies: 2119
Views: 135592

Re: Another United gaffe - forces doctor off plane

Some facts here.....they weren't United Crew members who were deadheading....they were United Express Crew Members who work for an airline called Republic Airlines. Not United. They fly for under contract for United as United Express. Another thing.....United employees didn't beat the Dr. up. It was...

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