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by andrefranca
Sat Sep 14, 2019 9:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Great Dane Airlines - New Danish airline
Replies: 61
Views: 10775

Re: Great Dane Airlines - New Danish airline

All the best to them! Sterling.dk was the first LLC I ever flew, back in 2007.

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by andrefranca
Sun Sep 08, 2019 10:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Not A Good Thing To See - Pilot And Flight Attendant In Physical Altercation At PHL
Replies: 45
Views: 13637

Re: Not A Good Thing To See - Pilot And Flight Attendant In Physical Altercation At PHL

If it happens between air crew, you can imagine between air crew vs. ground crew where the tension is higher! Working for many different airlines, I never a clash with them, even when they tried to humiliate me, I think I am better than that. But I have a friend who is still flying and whenever she ...

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by andrefranca
Fri Sep 06, 2019 8:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Adria (JP) threatened with jet impounding
Replies: 39
Views: 5248

Re: Adria (JP) threatened with jet impounding

Besides that, whenever I check their fares seem ridiculously high....

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by andrefranca
Mon Aug 26, 2019 12:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PILOT GROUNDED EasyJet banned pilot from flying after he told friends ‘I’m suicidal’ and ‘my life is s**t’
Replies: 37
Views: 8888

Re: PILOT GROUNDED EasyJet banned pilot from flying after he told friends ‘I’m suicidal’ and ‘my life is s**t’

Mental health is very very serious and many people to this day insist to mock it, when I worked for Lider Aviacao in Brazil, which claims to be the largest private jets operator in Latin america, we literally had to work round the clock and sleep at the lounge and get a 500 USD monthly salary, and t...

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by andrefranca
Tue Aug 20, 2019 2:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Italy Reports Losses Of €164 Million in 2018
Replies: 78
Views: 12882

Re: Air Italy Reports Losses Of €164 Million in 2018

AZ's telenovela is as old as time......

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by andrefranca
Thu Aug 08, 2019 8:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Aigle Azur will go into receivership
Replies: 106
Views: 19224

Re: Aigle Azur at risk of ceasing operations

a friend is a FA for Azul and told me sometimes they have to fly for aigle azur, he says they are a total mess... and is not surprised at all...

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by andrefranca
Thu Aug 01, 2019 11:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United going after hidden-city travellers
Replies: 372
Views: 34633

Re: United going after hidden-city travellers

US carriers being US carriers....

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by andrefranca
Mon Jul 29, 2019 10:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines flight attendant bitten by emotional support dog
Replies: 88
Views: 10931

Re: American Airlines flight attendant bitten by emotional support dog

The FA should sue the dog's owner, if you want to take the risk of taking an unrestrained dog around you, you should be held accountable.

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by andrefranca
Mon Jul 15, 2019 11:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM calls for people to fly less
Replies: 237
Views: 23390

Re: KLM calls for people to fly less

not going to fly less, or recycle or anything, there is 60% less of animals now because of us, humans HAVE to go... I don't understand. Can you give an example? https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2018/oct/30/humanity-wiped-out-animals-since-1970-major-report-finds What I mean is: we should spe...

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by andrefranca
Fri Jul 12, 2019 9:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM calls for people to fly less
Replies: 237
Views: 23390

Re: KLM calls for people to fly less

not going to fly less, or recycle or anything, there is 60% less of animals now because of us, humans HAVE to go...

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by andrefranca
Wed Jul 10, 2019 11:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair starting flights to Lebanon
Replies: 6
Views: 2977

Re: Ryanair starting flights to Lebanon

a friend flew on MEA to LCA and the flight was packed, it makes sense!

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by andrefranca
Wed Jul 10, 2019 11:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates looking into Iceland service
Replies: 23
Views: 6706

Re: Emirates looking into Iceland service

it makes more sense than DXB-PTY....

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by andrefranca
Wed Jul 10, 2019 7:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Korean Air Captain Tries to Drink Inflight, FA Who Stopped Him Demoted
Replies: 85
Views: 19474

Re: Korean Air Captain Tries to Drink Inflight, FA Who Stopped Him Demoted

I had the chance to dispatch a flight for KE once, NEVER AGAIN! terrible culture, crew seemed annoyed, female crew had no voice it seemed!

After that being said: it happened the same on TAM in MAO a few years ago, Cpt was reported drunk, still made the flight and the crew denouncing was suspended!

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by andrefranca
Sun Jul 07, 2019 11:06 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Passenger shaming
Replies: 34
Views: 5802

Re: Passenger shaming

For someone who was well educated, I used to think that these people were not to the "standards" but then I reached my 30's and ..... life is so boring, let's have fun and enjoy silly things sometimes... just my 2 cents...

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by andrefranca
Mon Jun 24, 2019 7:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordica signs new agreement with LOT and cancels 5 routes
Replies: 12
Views: 1852

Re: Nordica signs new agreement with LOT and cancels 5 routes

it was about time, when I flew them, they cancelled twice due to lack of crew, LOT staff took care of us and solved our situation, the LOT staff said it was a miracle nordica was still flying...

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by andrefranca
Thu Jun 13, 2019 10:08 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Craziest Airline Routes from the Past?
Replies: 142
Views: 13567

Re: Craziest Airline Routes from the Past?

GIG-LIS-AMM-SDA by Iraq Airways. GIG-GRU-JNB-BKK-HKG by Varig. CCS-(MAD)-DAM-THR by Conviasa. EZE-CPT-JNB-KUL by Malaysia. The Fiesta Route by Qantas. Brazil still has the biggest Arab diaspora outside the middle east (from 9 to 12 million without counting their grandchildren), this route made sens...

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by andrefranca
Thu Jun 13, 2019 10:01 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Pakistani pilgrimage passengers beaten at Baghdad Airport.
Replies: 7
Views: 1564

Re: Pakistani pilgrimage passengers beaten at Baghdad Airport.

Pakistanis/Indians/Bangladeshis/Filipinos/Sri lankas being mistreated in the middle east? WOW SHOCKER!!!!

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by andrefranca
Sun Jun 02, 2019 10:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAA CEO resigns
Replies: 35
Views: 6084

Re: SAA CEO resigns

oh woooooow, I am so surprised..... NOT.

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by andrefranca
Fri May 24, 2019 12:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Garuda to close London again, reduce Amsterdam
Replies: 55
Views: 12898

Re: Garuda to close London again, reduce Amsterdam

I remember seeing one way fare for 290 EUR on this route and PR and CA also charge at least 100 EUR less on average... people at this region tend to be price sensitive... no shocker GA is struggling...

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by andrefranca
Thu May 16, 2019 3:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: U.S. Suspends Flights to Venezuela
Replies: 24
Views: 4340

Re: U.S. Suspends Flights to Venezuela

So sad. I spent spring break there once during my undergraduate days, in 1997. AVENSA 72S YV-92C MIA-CCS, connecting to D95 YV-90C to BLA. Mid-week we did a day trip on AeroEjecutivos DC-3 YV-440C to CAJ (Canaima, near Angel Falls) during which we did a scenic fly-by of the falls, before flying bac...

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by andrefranca
Mon Apr 22, 2019 9:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Varadero Cuba (you’d think you’re in Canada!)
Replies: 61
Views: 14624

Re: Varadero Cuba (you’d think you’re in Canada!)

I have being to every single nation of the caribbean! Varadero is the fakest part of Cuba! I would urge canadians to avoid it! There are many islands out there, more beautiful and budget friendly! SLU DOM TAB PLS ANU BON AUA CUR and so on!

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by andrefranca
Thu Apr 18, 2019 6:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Avianca Brasil declares bankruptcy
Replies: 118
Views: 28944

Re: Avianca Brasil declares bankruptcy

My friend is a FA for Avianca Brasil, he told me it was all bad management because the airline is really popular among brazilians for its good services!

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by andrefranca
Thu Apr 11, 2019 1:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Srilankan aims to be the next 'Emirates'
Replies: 32
Views: 5461

Re: Srilankan aims to be the next 'Emirates'

Have flown them once, they can't get %^^ together.... what a joke!

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by andrefranca
Thu Apr 11, 2019 1:14 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Trip advisor report: Air France racism against Moroccan passengers
Replies: 36
Views: 3765

Re: Trip advisor report: Air France racism against Moroccan passengers

Certain airlines scrutinize some nationalities more than others taking repeating occurrences as example, when I worked for a central american airlines in Brazil, we used to be trained to be very demanding with travelers from Africa/Middle east because the would fly to central america and proceed by ...

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by andrefranca
Wed Apr 10, 2019 7:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 359
Views: 38147

Re: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2019

Par`bo being served by CM? I'm shook!

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by andrefranca
Thu Oct 11, 2018 12:18 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Text only - RJ TLV-AMM-BKK-AMM-TLV or why I will not fly RJ again
Replies: 5
Views: 4489

Re: Text only - RJ TLV-AMM-BKK-AMM-TLV or why I will not fly RJ again

traveling with kids... you are asking for trouble, thanks for the report though.

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by andrefranca
Sun Oct 07, 2018 11:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Likely new LEVEL destinations
Replies: 56
Views: 16246

Re: Likely new LEVEL destinations

Brazil is a not a major market for European tourists, there is a lot of competition (low fares) and local long-haul low-cost carriers (Azul) flying to Europe. Europe-GRU would be extremely dependant on the Brazilian point of sale and as the last few years have shown, Brazil is a very convulse econo...

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by andrefranca
Sun Oct 07, 2018 5:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Likely new LEVEL destinations
Replies: 56
Views: 16246

Re: Likely new LEVEL destinations

I think they may want to wait presidential elections in Brazil to be over... but I am sure GRU and GIG are a good bet! (Brazilians are price sensitive customers they would take the LCC's in a blink). PS- and before someone calls me out: now airlines in Brazil can charge for bags/seats/food etc... in...

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by andrefranca
Sun Jul 29, 2018 6:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian has applied for a Brazilian operating license
Replies: 26
Views: 5603

Re: Norwegian has applied for a Brazilian operating license

My dream is to see a price war on flights to Europe, I am in Holland right now and it costs a lot to us to fly here!

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by andrefranca
Wed May 23, 2018 9:43 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Is the EU law (EC) No 261 enacted by European Parliament in 2004 to protect Air Pax is ever enforceable?
Replies: 44
Views: 3492

Re: Is the EU law (EC) No 261 enacted by European Parliament in 2004 to protect Air Pax is ever enforceable?

Two years ago, on a vacation trip to Southern Italy the return leg of our flight from LIRN to EDDF was cancelled without prior notice, resulting in missing our connection to JFK, and then forcing us to rebook our flight on a different carrier via EGLL arriving home two days later than scheduled. We...

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by andrefranca
Tue May 22, 2018 6:01 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Is the EU law (EC) No 261 enacted by European Parliament in 2004 to protect Air Pax is ever enforceable?
Replies: 44
Views: 3492

Re: Is the EU law (EC) No 261 enacted by European Parliament in 2004 to protect Air Pax is ever enforceable?

Two years ago, on a vacation trip to Southern Italy the return leg of our flight from LIRN to EDDF was cancelled without prior notice, resulting in missing our connection to JFK, and then forcing us to rebook our flight on a different carrier via EGLL arriving home two days later than scheduled. We...

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by andrefranca
Fri May 18, 2018 2:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates Pilot Shortage
Replies: 156
Views: 33196

Re: Emirates Pilot Shortage

They will be hiring in Brazil and rumors say it will be their biggest hiring process ever...

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by andrefranca
Tue May 15, 2018 3:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why no ME3 airline serve TLV?
Replies: 73
Views: 12007

Re: Why no ME3 airline serve TLV?

The UAE for instance won't allow you into the country if your passport shows you have been to Israel. That keeps getting repeated on this site, but it is NOT true. I can speak to that personally, as I've been to Israel, and had no trouble whatsoever entering Dubai... ...but if you want an authorita...

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by andrefranca
Sun Apr 22, 2018 7:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 636
Views: 57566

Re: Caribbean aviation thread - 2018

they would be crazy to add more flights to venezuela at the moment... everyone is pulling out.... my venezuelan maid told me airport staff there are stealing food from the catering trucks... I think it is time for them to enter the norther brazil market with affordable fares to caribbean and nother ...

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by andrefranca
Wed Apr 04, 2018 1:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Today, a new era for Widerøe starts
Replies: 26
Views: 6054

Re: Today, a new era for Widerøe starts

Congrats! Embraer making Brazil great again!

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by andrefranca
Sat Mar 31, 2018 3:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American cancels CNF-MIA
Replies: 48
Views: 7378

Re: American cancels CNF-MIA

Either way, AA is leaving CNF just like they did POA, under heavy criticism as an unreliable carrier from litigation-loving Brazilians. Agreed, I am yet to find a Brazilian who is positive about AA... charge for everything, crappy service, old and smelly planes, often on the news for the wrong reas...

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by andrefranca
Sat Mar 31, 2018 3:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aeroflot sent American citizens to New Delhi
Replies: 89
Views: 12175

Re: Aeroflot sent American citizens to New Delhi

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Overseas_ ... p_of_India?


But most of them have the "Person of Indian Origin card" which is pretty much an Indian green card for them and their descendants ....
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PayaLebar wrote:
ElPistolero wrote:
(And no, India does not allow dual citizenship.)


What about this - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Overseas_ ... p_of_India?


But most of them have the "Person of Indian Origin card" which is pretty much an Indian green card for them and their descendants ....

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by andrefranca
Fri Mar 30, 2018 11:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aeroflot sent American citizens to New Delhi
Replies: 89
Views: 12175

Re: Aeroflot threatens to deport US CITIZENS to India

and here we go, at this moment while I type I am hearing from CNN on the background that Aeroflot had its plane "randomly searched" without explanation in LHR and the crew were told to leave.... so the tit for tat is here....

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by andrefranca
Tue Mar 27, 2018 12:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SQ considering 3rd ULH destination and additional A359LRs
Replies: 114
Views: 18646

Re: SQ considering 3rd ULH destination and additional A359LRs

MalevTU134 wrote:
GRU?


ain`t gonna happen! 1- they are too pricey, 2- could not win over the ME3 fame...

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by andrefranca
Thu Mar 22, 2018 9:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: World's best airports for 2018 named by Skytrax
Replies: 52
Views: 8787

Re: World's best airports for 2018 named by Skytrax

OA260 wrote:
While I agree with some on the list as you go further down it gets more and more puzzling. As with everything Skytrax to be taken with a pinch of salt.


I think they are taking things more serious now as I only get my reviews posted if I upload my boarding passes along with it.

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by andrefranca
Fri Feb 16, 2018 2:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian's inaugural LGW-EZE today (14/2)
Replies: 24
Views: 5385

Re: Norwegian's inaugural LGW-EZE today (14/2)

Found it interesting that both on the southbound leg and now on the northbound return to Gatwick, the flight has stayed clear of Brazilian airspace. Saw somewhere that the Brazilians were p****d-off with Norwegian starting up a domestic Argentine airline. Wonder if this has anything to do with DY f...

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by andrefranca
Fri Feb 02, 2018 11:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Azur flight Moscow-Cuba diverts to ACY Jan. 31
Replies: 13
Views: 2411

Re: Azur flight Moscow-Cuba diverts to ACY Jan. 31

I hope they had deep dish pizza! I had it in Chicago, it`s great! apart from that, glad to see things sorted out...

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by andrefranca
Sat Jan 27, 2018 2:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Origin of Airline Names
Replies: 170
Views: 14388

Re: Origin of Airline Names

LAN was originally Lan Chile, for Lineas Aereas Nacionales Chile, before morphing with TAM into LATAM. and TAM used to stand for Taxi Aereo Marilia, Marilia being the city where all started, then they changed to Transportes Aereos Meridionais... and now LATAM! They started with IATA code KK, after ...

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by andrefranca
Fri Jan 12, 2018 6:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Mexico's Interjet $$$ problems & Sukhoi fleet
Replies: 116
Views: 33185

Re: Stranded Russian Jets in Mexican Hangars Haunt Troubled Airline

travelled with interjet twice and found their service professional but waay too pricey, so for that reasons I think more and more mexicans will tag to volaris and vivaaerobus...

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by andrefranca
Sat Jan 06, 2018 12:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: QR postpones start of DOH-GIG-SCL indefinetely
Replies: 26
Views: 5811

Re: QR postpones start of DOH-GIG-SCL indefinetely

I'm not sure if it was yesterday or another day that EK had AT THE SAME TIME at the tarmac a 777 and the a380 in GRU, I think QR just saw the obvious.... at this moment the blockade is hurting them...

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by andrefranca
Mon Dec 25, 2017 1:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UAE bans Tunisian females/EK flights banned/EK bans females from Tunisia
Replies: 34
Views: 12861

Re: UAE bans Tunisian females/EK flights banned/EK bans females from Turnesia

My 6th sense tells me it may have something to do with the sex/illegal slave sex trade.... I remember touring the Maghreb region and the girls were VERY negative about the gulf arab behavior towards them "because of local ladies who used to go there in search of work and ended up being recruite...

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by andrefranca
Fri Dec 08, 2017 10:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The $200m "Ghost" airport in Mozambique.
Replies: 39
Views: 9840

Re: The $200m "Ghost" airport in Mozambique.

I SWEAAAARRRR the first thing that came to my mind was: "probably built by a brazilian company implicated in scandal...." and BINGO... guys these tricks here are as old as time, we call them "superfaturamento" it means over-budgeting so everyone involved "wins"....

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by andrefranca
Wed Dec 06, 2017 2:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TSA agent accidentally packs gun in lunch box.
Replies: 27
Views: 3715

Re: TSA agent accidentally packs gun in lunch box.

Hi I come from the future, I am here to tell you guys: TSA is a total failure, get rid of it.... thanks, bye.

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by andrefranca
Tue Nov 28, 2017 12:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: French pilot union approve national strike for Holiday period
Replies: 12
Views: 5323

Re: French pilot union approve national strike for Holiday period

and the money they lose with excessive tantrum... I sued in 2014 as I was caught by AF pilot strike... won like 10x the price of my tickets...

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