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by kiowa
Sat Jul 20, 2019 4:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta AMS-JFK Cancels for Drunk FO
Replies: 134
Views: 24428

Re: Delta AMS-JFK Cancels for Drunk FO

NOT A TEACHER - BOTH WERE ADMINISTRATORS. Seriously, please don't call someone who isn't a teacher a teacher. Its insulting to those of us who are teachers and do a great job every single day. Seriously, its about as annoying as the garish color I used to highlight my prior words! Sorry, i disagree...

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by kiowa
Fri Jul 19, 2019 11:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL Planes to Carry Narcan for Drug Overdose Prevention
Replies: 82
Views: 5676

Re: DL Planes to Carry Narcan for Drug Overdose Prevention

readytotaxi wrote:
So Delta is the drug addicts airline of choice?


Delta is not my airline of choice but if I was an opiate addict it probably would be.

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by kiowa
Wed Jul 17, 2019 3:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN stops pilot hiring and upgrades due to MAX
Replies: 36
Views: 5625

Re: WN stops pilot hiring and upgrades due to MAX

the article says that southwest is the largest Max operator with 34 aircraft grounded. I would assume they have many more on order that they are not taking right now.

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by kiowa
Wed Jul 17, 2019 1:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Trump to nominate former DL exec as FAA Administrator
Replies: 97
Views: 15500

Re: Trump to nominate former DL exec as FAA Administrator

WN732 wrote:
shankly wrote:


I'm honestly tired of hearing about what Sully thinks.


He is hands down better to listen to than the "aviation experts" on CNN or that totally annoying Richard Quest.

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by kiowa
Tue Jul 16, 2019 1:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Trump to nominate former DL exec as FAA Administrator
Replies: 97
Views: 15500

Re: Trump to nominate former DL exec as FAA Administrator

https://www.cnn.com/2019/07/12/politics .
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This deserves it’s own thread but the moderator locked the one I started.

It's an interesting case for the Trump appointee from Delta. This paints a bad picture of discrimination for Delta and the nominee. Are the accusations based in reality?

https://www.cnn.com/2019/07/12/politics .

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by kiowa
Mon Jul 15, 2019 8:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ex-Delta executive Dickson scrutiny
Replies: 1
Views: 550

Ex-Delta executive Dickson scrutiny

https://www.cnn.com/2019/07/12/politics ... a-nominee/
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It's an interesting case for the Trump appointee from Delta. This paints a bad picture of discrimination for Delta and the nominee. Are the accusations based in reality?

https://www.cnn.com/2019/07/12/politics ... a-nominee/

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by kiowa
Mon Jul 15, 2019 2:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta AMS-JFK Cancels for Drunk FO
Replies: 134
Views: 24428

Re: Delta AMS-JFK Cancels for Drunk FO

It seems quite difficult to fire someone for alcohol today. Does anyone know what happened to this drunk Delta pilot?

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by kiowa
Sat Jul 13, 2019 9:40 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: United and Spiderman amenity kits
Replies: 4
Views: 763

Re: United and Spiderman amenity kits

Its simply a marketing deal with Marvel for a 5-week period to build buzz for the movie. Same reason the UA safety video is spidermand themed also. Well, of course. You didn't think UA was doing this for free, did you? Sounds like the OPer believes UA was being creative here. Instead, they are simp...

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by kiowa
Fri Jul 12, 2019 3:25 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: United and Spiderman amenity kits
Replies: 4
Views: 763

United and Spiderman amenity kits

I just came back from Munich and United had Spiderman amenity kits on board. It was entertaining to walk through the cabin and see people wearing the Spiderman eye shades as they slept. Cute idea. I applaud United for their creativity.

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by kiowa
Fri Jul 12, 2019 1:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Air Lines posts better-than-expected June quarter results
Replies: 44
Views: 7055

Re: Delta Air Lines posts better-than-expected June quarter results

Because the state gets the revenue back many times over in other forms. Thankfully, GA isn't CA or NY yet. They don’t get the revenue back BECAUSE they give delta a tax break on fuel Payroll taxes from all the Delta employees and their spening in Georgia creating more jobs and more payroll taxes an...

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by kiowa
Fri Jul 12, 2019 12:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Korean Air Captain Tries to Drink Inflight, FA Who Stopped Him Demoted
Replies: 85
Views: 19304

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

Someone correct me if I am wrong but didn’t the FAA require a pilot with an FAA license on 4 airlines at one time because of all their mistakes. The FAA wanted to be able to take certificate action if needed against a pilot. I believe Korean was one of those airlines.

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by kiowa
Wed Jul 10, 2019 12:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Engine spinner detaches mid-flight.
Replies: 45
Views: 15174

Re: Engine spinner detaches mid-flight.

The pilots shutting down the engine would have entailed stopping all fluids and air transfer between engine and frame. Are you saying that you know that they did shut it down? No, pilots never deliberately seize their engines on shutdown, as you suggest they should have. What do you even mean "...

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by kiowa
Tue Jul 09, 2019 10:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Engine spinner detaches mid-flight.
Replies: 45
Views: 15174

Re: Engine spinner detaches mid-flight.

the delta crew did not shut down the engine????? Engines will always still windmill, even after shutdown. Short of a catastrophic failure or loss of oil pressure, engines will never fully seize. The pilots shutting down the engine would have entailed stopping all fluids and air transfer between eng...

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by kiowa
Tue Jul 09, 2019 9:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Engine spinner detaches mid-flight.
Replies: 45
Views: 15174

Re: Engine spinner detaches mid-flight.

the delta crew did not shut down the engine?????

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by kiowa
Fri Jul 05, 2019 1:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How do Airlines make money on airfares less than $100?
Replies: 74
Views: 14510

Re: How does United make money on airfares less than $100?

I've got return flights LHR-ORD (outbound via BRU, return direct) with United and Brussels Airlines (for the LHR-BRU segment) for £259. The 'fare' was apparently $13, with the rest being taxes and fees. This is basic economy, no bag, but still. Crazy cheap. I'm fully expecting a terrible seat (alth...

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by kiowa
Tue Jul 02, 2019 6:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta improves intl Main Cabin experience
Replies: 156
Views: 20808

Re: Delta improves intl Main Cabin experience

An improvement would be less cramped seating on delta.

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by kiowa
Sat Jun 29, 2019 3:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United drops GUM-HKG
Replies: 51
Views: 11107

Re: United drops GUM-HKG

Max Q wrote:
Inevitably it will tip if you put too many people on one side


We were warned..


Sadly, we elect these people.

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by kiowa
Sat Jun 29, 2019 3:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United drops GUM-HKG
Replies: 51
Views: 11107

Re: United drops GUM-HKG

A bit off topic, but I find it very odd that UA does not fly from GUM to ANY of its hubs in on the mainland. Not even SFO or LAX. There is practically zero demand for it on the account that most Americans don't even know Guam is apart of The US. I hope that they do not drawback the GUM hub because ...

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by kiowa
Thu Jun 27, 2019 8:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Continental Holdings changing name to United Airlines Holdings
Replies: 44
Views: 5698

Re: United Continental Holdings changing name to United Airlines Holdings

Strange place to put effort into. What is the purpose?

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by kiowa
Sun Jun 23, 2019 4:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Fate of Gulf Carriers during the Iran crisis?
Replies: 52
Views: 9245

Re: Fate of Gulf Carriers during the Iran crisis?

So you are saying that the militery personnel in Iran who are in chage of missiles etc are more sophisticated than those in Ukraine who shot down 9M-MRD thinking it was an enemy airforce plane? Most definitely yes. Iranian airspace is much busier than anywhere in Ukraine and they are quite well awa...

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by kiowa
Tue Jun 18, 2019 3:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta luggage abuse
Replies: 107
Views: 11520

Re: Delta luggage abuse

It is always a certain type of (often difficult) airline staff who does not want to get filmed. :sarcastic: I do not like random people filming me either. Social media is so large and can be manipulated so easily. It would also take a lot of effort and a back hoe for me to mangle a bag like the Del...

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by kiowa
Tue Jun 18, 2019 2:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: passenger hits flight attendant, then pukes during Delta flight from IND to CDG
Replies: 100
Views: 13021

Re: passenger hits flight attendant, then pukes during Delta flight from IND to CDG

FlyHappy wrote:
jfern022 wrote:
Was mushrooms. Pax stated so himself on aircraft.


source of this information? I could not find.


Pax seems like a reliable source:)

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by kiowa
Tue Jun 18, 2019 3:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta luggage abuse
Replies: 107
Views: 11520

Re: Delta luggage abuse

So when it’s a good news story DL has no problem owning having the widget painted on the airplane. When it’s a bad news story the general public shouldn’t believe it’s DL’s fault? Hypocrites. PR 101. Why do you think so many of Delta’s ads promoting their “completion factor” have an asterisk and “m...

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by kiowa
Mon Jun 17, 2019 2:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta luggage abuse
Replies: 107
Views: 11520

Re: Delta luggage abuse

In certain areas of the world (EU for example) it is illegal to film people against their will. And rightly so. I've seen passengers literally blackmailing airport staff, they would post their names and photos online, if they don't get this or that. It’s not illegal in the United States (except for...

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by kiowa
Mon Jun 17, 2019 2:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SDF to change its name to Muhammad Ali International Airport
Replies: 81
Views: 10361

Re: SDF to change its name to Muhammad Ali International Airport

IMO, Addison Mitchell McConnell International Airport would’ve been the better choice. Naming something after a politician still in office seems in terrible taste Any polititian is in bad taste. I like the idea of naming it after a Kentucky Derby horse. That way the name represents the front end of...

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by kiowa
Mon Jun 17, 2019 1:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SDF to change its name to Muhammad Ali International Airport
Replies: 81
Views: 10361

Re: SDF to change its name to....

mtnwest1979 wrote:
Now they should change code to TKO.


How about SLG for Louisville Slugger?

Actually, I’m in favor of any name that is not after a politician. Airports and buildings should be named after people who do good for the country Not politicians.

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by kiowa
Sun Jun 16, 2019 11:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: passenger hits flight attendant, then pukes during Delta flight from IND to CDG
Replies: 100
Views: 13021

Re: passenger hits flight attendant, then pukes during Delta flight from IND to CDG

And FYI whatever he took he did it in the ground before getting on the flight. The guy was in Y in 33C and this happened shortly after takeoff from IND. They diverted to DTW while in the CLE/BUF area. Not sure how you know that he was not served alcohol on the flight or if he was allowed on the fli...

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by kiowa
Sun Jun 16, 2019 11:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta luggage abuse
Replies: 107
Views: 11520

Re: Delta luggage abuse

bennett123 wrote:
Kiowa

I was referring to the situation where disputes arise at Check In or onboard where it is the passengers word vs the CSA/FA.


Got it. Thank you.

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by kiowa
Sun Jun 16, 2019 5:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta luggage abuse
Replies: 107
Views: 11520

Re: Delta luggage abuse

bennett123 wrote:
With no recording, there is no evidence.

Just the way some staff want it.



There are plenty of pictures of the bag that was destroyed as evidence or is that not what you are referring to?

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by kiowa
Sun Jun 16, 2019 4:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: passenger hits flight attendant, then pukes during Delta flight from IND to CDG
Replies: 100
Views: 13021

Re: passenger hits flight attendant, then pukes during Delta flight from IND to CDG

Did Delta continue to serve a drunk passenger? Are they somewhat responsible too?

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by kiowa
Sat Jun 15, 2019 5:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United ORD-LAX on June 5th, 2019: Completely on Biofuel
Replies: 33
Views: 4731

Re: United ORD-LAX tomorrow: completely on biofuel

Ziyulu wrote:
Would you feel comfortable flying on such a jet as a passenger?


absolutely, I applaud the efforts to get away from petroleum.

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by kiowa
Sat Jun 15, 2019 3:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta luggage abuse
Replies: 107
Views: 11520

Re: Delta luggage abuse

Boof02671 wrote:
Ramp Operator? Never heard that term used to describe a ramper.



ramp engineer?

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by kiowa
Fri Jun 14, 2019 3:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta luggage abuse
Replies: 107
Views: 11520

Re: Delta luggage abuse

Who packs a "priceless heirloom" in checked baggage? Oh, this specimen... If you read the article, it was a carry-on that Delta made her check because there was no overhead bin space. If that happens you still get advised to take expensive (or priceless) items with you on the plane. Passe...

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by kiowa
Thu Jun 13, 2019 11:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta luggage abuse
Replies: 107
Views: 11520

Delta luggage abuse

I have heard many cases of luggage abuse and loss over the years but this one had to be intentionally abused or run over by an aircraft. Has anyone had a personal item returned to them this bad? Pictures? https://www.usatoday.com/story/travel/news/2019/06/11/delta-air-lines-flyer-fumes-after-luggage...

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by kiowa
Wed Jun 12, 2019 7:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA Will Now Hold Flights for Connects
Replies: 68
Views: 9859

Re: UA Will Now Hold Flights for Connects

janders wrote:
UA finally realized after months of coming up short they will never catch DL on OTP and now have dialed things back to lesson absolute focus on D:0 and instead use reasoned decision making.


“Never catch dl “? Eastern and PanAm had the same attitude at one time. Never is a long time.

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by kiowa
Sun Jun 09, 2019 1:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What does WN do about NK?
Replies: 69
Views: 9293

Re: What does WN do about NK?

southwest1675 wrote:
I remember the good old days when WN by default was the cheapest option. Long live Herb!


Herb was a class act before he died. Southwest today-not so much.

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by kiowa
Wed Jun 05, 2019 12:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United ORD-LAX on June 5th, 2019: Completely on Biofuel
Replies: 33
Views: 4731

Re: United ORD-LAX tomorrow: completely on biofuel

Very progressive United!

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by kiowa
Tue May 28, 2019 12:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA sues IAM-TWU Association over alleged slowdown
Replies: 267
Views: 21663

Re: AA sues IAM-TWU Association over alleged slowdown

No work has been outsourced to South America though. You’d think they’d at least be able to get the geography right regarding Salvador/Aeroman Wrong AA built a hangar at San Paulo. https://fsb-ae.com/project/wide-body-heavy-maintenance-hangar/ Maybe you are the one who needs to get it right. Is thi...

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by kiowa
Sat May 25, 2019 9:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Contentious union organizing and related matters were a part of Northwest; now Delta is experiencing this issue.
Replies: 39
Views: 4790

Re: Contentious union organizing and related matters were a part of Northwest; now Delta is experiencing this issue.

Based on my experiences, there are three levels: respectful, contentious and Northwest contentious. I'm a union guy of 20 years and the vast majority of my union dealings have been respectful. Only one contentious organizing incident with a former employer. Having had some family and many more frie...

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by kiowa
Sat May 25, 2019 8:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Contentious union organizing and related matters were a part of Northwest; now Delta is experiencing this issue.
Replies: 39
Views: 4790

Re: Contentious union organizing and related matters were a part of Northwest; now Delta is experiencing this issue.

When is union organizing not contentious? Based on my experiences, there are three levels: respectful, contentious and Northwest contentious. I'm a union guy of 20 years and the vast majority of my union dealings have been respectful. Only one contentious organizing incident with a former employer....

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by kiowa
Thu May 23, 2019 7:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FAA Inspectors Accusing Agency of Negligence
Replies: 37
Views: 3685

Re: FAA Inspectors Accusing Agency of Negligence

Yeah about everything the FAA does nowadays (and actually ever) is lousy. No surprise here. Also the US is not the safest in the world. There are statistics to back that up. Add in a substandard safety agency and that's not the best combo. The FAA is substandard? Because some inspectors got to cozy...

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by kiowa
Thu May 23, 2019 4:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FAA Inspectors Accusing Agency of Negligence
Replies: 37
Views: 3685

Re: FAA Inspectors Accusing Agency of Negligence

So this is about the FAA cozy relationship with AA and WN..... I am still waiting for Americans and foreigners to hold the USA Congress feet to the fire, the FAA is a Federal body and their outsourcing had to have been approved by the politicians, why are they getting a walk? That is a tough one. C...

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by kiowa
Mon May 20, 2019 9:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B 797 - One pilot cockpit?
Replies: 177
Views: 17906

Re: B 797 - One pilot cockpit?

It would be much safer and more economic to cut the US Senate and Congress by 50% and then outsource the remaining 50% to another country with cheaper labor.

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by kiowa
Mon May 20, 2019 8:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B 797 - One pilot cockpit?
Replies: 177
Views: 17906

Re: B 797 - One pilot cockpit?

Next thing you know they will propose getting rid of the flight engineer on the 737s. Seriously though. BAD idea!-way to much at stake and way to many variables involved.

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by kiowa
Mon May 20, 2019 1:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Midwest Express Revival Plans, Office Space Leased
Replies: 111
Views: 18955

Re: Midwest Express Revival Plans, Office Space Leased

I quit flying out of Milwaukee years ago but would consider it again if they had a quality carrier. Ohare is considerably longer to drive but well worth it for me currrently. I have read a few articles about the new Midex. I will be suprised if they get off the ground but I wish them the best. It se...

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by kiowa
Wed May 15, 2019 11:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines pilot arrested for murder.
Replies: 18
Views: 3419

Re: American Airlines pilot arrested for murder.

The question is, should the airline be responsible for the regional carriers that carry it’s name? Is it fair for American Airlines to carry the bad publicity associated with a regional carrier just because their name is on the side of the aircraft ?

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by kiowa
Wed May 15, 2019 9:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines pilot arrested for murder.
Replies: 18
Views: 3419

American Airlines pilot arrested for murder.

https://www.foxnews.com/us/airline-pilot-arrest-louisville-airport-triple-homicide The media calls this AA and yet it was a commuter airline flying for American. Is that wrong or sensationalism or justified? Either way, you should probably "comply with crewmember instructions". ----or else...

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by kiowa
Sat May 11, 2019 12:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Asiana's Seoul-Chicago suspension
Replies: 58
Views: 8579

Re: Asiana's Seoul-Chicago suspension

Would be nice to see United or AA do it but I suspect AA is not in the cards. Korean is not an option for me because I do not like peanuts served in first class anymore than the CEOs daughter:) AA would be interesting, albeit unlikely. They launched DFW-ICN and that appears to have done very well; ...

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by kiowa
Fri May 10, 2019 8:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Asiana's Seoul-Chicago suspension
Replies: 58
Views: 8579

Re: Asiana's Seoul-Chicago suspension

Would be nice to see United or AA do it but I suspect AA is not in the cards. Korean is not an option for me because I do not like peanuts served in first class anymore than the CEOs daughter:)

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by kiowa
Mon May 06, 2019 10:24 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Wallethub releases best US airlines for 2018
Replies: 25
Views: 2851

Re: Wallethub releases best US airlines for 2018

How are they calculating "safety"? There were no fatalities among U.S. airlines in 2018, and thus far none in 2019. How does that make one airline "safer" than another? Ironically enough, the only "casualty" of 2018 in the U.S. was the stolen Q400 from Alaska Airlines ...

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