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by BC77008
Mon Aug 12, 2019 7:03 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Question: UA from CPT-EWR on 787-9
Replies: 16
Views: 896

Re: Question: UA from CPT-EWR on 787-9

I'd look at the seat map; if I see plenty of open seats in economy, where the chances of the middle seat being open if not the entire row (it happens!), then no, I wouldn't pay for E+. Most standbys would be cleared into E+ seats first, depending on the prowess of the gate agent, making E+ fuller. A...

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by BC77008
Sat Aug 10, 2019 7:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United going after hidden-city travellers
Replies: 372
Views: 35030

Re: United going after hidden-city travellers

It's taken me 3 days to figure this one out, so go easy on me: Hidden city travel is akin to going to the movies, purchasing a $5.00 ticket to a 4-hour movie, and instead, enjoying a different movie that costs $8.00 but is only 2 hours long. -AND/OR- Hidden city ticketing is the reverse of a movie-g...

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by BC77008
Wed Jul 31, 2019 12:32 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: When did El Al fly to DFW?
Replies: 14
Views: 2291

Re: When did El Al fly to DFW?

It's been 84 years, and I can still smell the fresh paint. The baggage sizers had never been used. The gate seats had never been sat in. DFW was called the station of dreams, and it was. It really was.

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by BC77008
Fri Jul 12, 2019 11:25 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: How come DL185 (ATL-PVG) is not a polar route today but DL583 (DTW-PVG) is!?
Replies: 50
Views: 7465

Re: How come DL185 (ATL-PVG) is not a polar route today but DL583 (DTW-PVG) is!?

The reason for no polar-route out of Atlanta is that Delta does not want their more prestigious Atlanta-based customer to look out the window in-flight and see firsthand the devastating effects air travel has had on the climate.

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by BC77008
Thu Jul 11, 2019 11:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jeffrey Epstein’s aircraft
Replies: 26
Views: 7718

Re: Jeffrey Epstein’s aircraft

It would be interesting to know if that 727 ever flew for Trump Shuttle? It's possible because of the friendship between Epstein and Trump - maybe Trump gave him a great deal on that 727, if it was indeed his originally.

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by BC77008
Thu Jul 11, 2019 11:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Atlanta Mayor OK's Smoking Ban at ATL
Replies: 188
Views: 14045

Re: Atlanta Mayor OK's Smoking Ban at ATL

This is why I vape - you can do it very easily in a restroom stall, an aircraft lavatory, etc. and people are none the wiser. (The vape I use does not emit a huge cloud of steam).

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by BC77008
Wed Jul 03, 2019 10:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DCA to close for July 4th Celebration
Replies: 116
Views: 13658

Re: DCA to close for July 4th Celebration

I just feel so bad for the passengers booked on these affected flights as well as the passengers booked on flights down line that will also be delayed. I feel bad for the affected airline crew members and the airport staff that will have to assuage many upset travelers during the delay. I also feel ...

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by BC77008
Sat Jun 29, 2019 2:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is there meaning behind WN Flight Numbers?
Replies: 9
Views: 2667

Re: Is there meaning behind WN Flight Numbers?

I have always wondered about this! With the way Southwest numbers many their flights you'd almost expect to board a Saab 340 turboprop :lol:

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by BC77008
Tue May 28, 2019 12:45 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Will Delta relaunch SEA-HKG when the A330neos arrive.
Replies: 34
Views: 4537

Re: Will Delta relaunch SEA-HKG when the A330neos arrive.

questions wrote:

. The third and final vector is a new livery and branding initiative that reflects DL’s global presence on the world airline stage.

Great! You've just opened up this thread to 10,000 pictures/graphics of what Delta's new livery should be...

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by BC77008
Mon Feb 18, 2019 1:15 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: AA in hot water after sexist FA skit at FF event
Replies: 20
Views: 2527

Re: AA in hot water after sexist FA skit at FF event

Color me confused! If this wasn't an AA sponsored event, then how would the upper echelons of their frequent flyer program get together on their own volition? If AA truly is not the sponsor of this event, then the only real problem I see with the skit is the use of AA materials to carry it out (sign...

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by BC77008
Mon Feb 11, 2019 3:16 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Big Bang actress rants about United
Replies: 61
Views: 15929

Re: Big Bang actress rants about United

She said she had a 1st class ticket, and believed her bag could have fitted there; she said she'd have been glad to take an eco seat if that's all that was needed for her to be on that flight. But, you already made up your mind anyway. There you go. She wanted her bag to sit in a first-class seat a...

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by BC77008
Mon Feb 11, 2019 3:00 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Big Bang actress rants about United
Replies: 61
Views: 15929

Re: Big Bang actress rants about United

Mayim is not very clear as to what exactly happened to her and why. If five passengers were let on after she presented her boarding pass to the gate agent and was denied boarding, perhaps she was displaying signs of intoxication. Her tangent is unclear because she accuses the flight attendant of hav...

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by BC77008
Fri Jan 25, 2019 3:27 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: "What if?" Another merger between US3 occurred?
Replies: 0
Views: 512

"What if?" Another merger between US3 occurred?

SCENARIO: It's an alternate universe and in the U.S. a new political party, the "Anti-Regulators," has emerged in big numbers. This party has ousted both Democrats and Republicans and has taken control of the House of Representatives, the Senate, and the Presidency. At the same time, a my...

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by BC77008
Tue Dec 04, 2018 2:32 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 737-800 tipping risk at deboarding?
Replies: 43
Views: 11608

Re: 737-800 tipping risk at deboarding?

I was thinking it was maybe just the crew frustrated by the glacial pace of deboarding, but from the comments above it looks like this is a real thing!

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by BC77008
Thu Nov 29, 2018 3:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest agent mocks child’s name
Replies: 147
Views: 11289

Re: Southwest agent mocks child’s name

I say terminate or suspend the Southwest gate agent, and then have this mother arrested on child abuse charges for naming her child Abcde. When she acts all "oh my God what did I do?" tell her she is simply too stupid to have a child. Christ on a crutch! This poor girl is one day going to ...

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by BC77008
Thu Nov 15, 2018 1:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why doesnt UA level Terminal C EWR?
Replies: 109
Views: 12928

Re: Why doesnt UA level Terminal C EWR?

I'm not sure what people expect airports to deliver. Newark has plenty of places to dine, airline lounges to relax in (for a price), plenty of places to fire up a laptop or charge a device, places to shop, and plenty of hotels nearby. Is Newark Singapore-Changi? Absolutely not! Here in the U.S. peop...

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by BC77008
Tue Oct 30, 2018 1:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Describe AA in 3 Words Article
Replies: 117
Views: 13267

Re: Describe AA in 3 Words Article

3 words to describe AA:
Something
Generic
Intheair™️

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by BC77008
Sun Oct 28, 2018 4:20 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Speculation: Delta possible takeover of Hawaiian?
Replies: 36
Views: 5848

Re: Speculation: Delta possible takeover of Hawaiian?

Keep Hawaiian my Hawaiian!

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by BC77008
Tue Oct 23, 2018 5:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Airlines off duty flight attendant faces the sack after inappropriate behavior onboard a flight
Replies: 107
Views: 24929

Re: Delta Airlines off duty flight attendant faces the sack after inappropriate behavior onboard a flight

Well it looks like the airline and one of its employee's has some explaining to do after an off duty FA, in uniform, engaged in lavatory sex with a gay porno star and the "results' were posted online. https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6286847/Delta-flight-attendant-faces-firing-clips-mi...

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by BC77008
Fri Sep 14, 2018 2:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Jersey bill proposes tax hike for United only
Replies: 56
Views: 9567

Re: New Jersey bill proposes tax hike for United only

[photoid][/photoid] There are alot of ways to punish nj. Cut the pilot and fa and mx bases from nj. Base them in either ny or another hub And have fly though or w routing. That pulls several thousand from the states injury and unemployment insurance funds. Tanker fuel as well That would be hugely ex...

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by BC77008
Tue Sep 11, 2018 1:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How much did aviation really change after 9/11?
Replies: 95
Views: 9397

Re: How much did aviation really change after 9/11?

A little off topic - but I do wonder how differently 9/11 would have played out with the technology we have today. We would have had video live-streaming of events taking place on the planes using the airplane's wifi. People on the planes would have also had much greater access to the news on the gr...

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by BC77008
Mon Sep 10, 2018 3:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta seeks partner for its Trainer refinery
Replies: 51
Views: 3575

Re: Delta Shopping Trainer

arcticcruiser wrote:
Oh, completely misunderstood. I thought Delta was breaking ground by training their FAs for overseas shopping... oh well.

You're not the only one! I thought it was about a Delta job post for a Shopping Trainer!

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by BC77008
Tue Sep 04, 2018 1:14 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: I Earned Silver Medallion in Error...What to Do?
Replies: 21
Views: 1928

Re: I Earned Silver Medallion in Error...What to Do?

The pattern that has been established is this: Every time you call Delta, you get rewarded, in error, even more. Whether is through additional credits to your SkyMiles account or vouchers towards future travel. So I think at this point, if you truly don't want even more errors in your favor being ma...

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by BC77008
Fri Aug 24, 2018 2:21 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: TWA livery if they were around today?
Replies: 28
Views: 3483

Re: TWA livery if they were around today?

I’m sure if they were still around they would have, by now, rebranded as Trans World Air Transportation Services ..

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by BC77008
Tue Aug 21, 2018 4:35 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Pet Peeves
Replies: 28
Views: 1391

Re: Pet Peeves

My pet peeve - a couple who books a window and an aisle seat, leaving the middle open. You get the middle seat, and the couple you're sandwiched between decides they not only need to share food items, electronic devices, and Pepto-Bismol tablets with one another, they also have a need to conversate ...

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by BC77008
Sun Aug 19, 2018 5:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will Delta open a CLT crew base?
Replies: 38
Views: 6783

Re: Will Delta open a CLT crew Base??

Reliever hubs (mythical hubs that would only exist to relieve "pressure" from the main hub) only exist in a.net land. In 2001, when AA purchased TW, they did so with the premise that STL would make a great reliever hub to their operation in ORD. But in the end, they ended up ditching STL. ...

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by BC77008
Thu Aug 16, 2018 3:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA 77W and 772
Replies: 52
Views: 9114

Re: UA 77W and 772

abauds201 wrote:
Why does SFO-NRT get the 77W and HND only 789? I thought HND would have higher seat demand

Perhaps more onward connections via Star partner ANA @ NRT vs HND, which would require more seats?

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by BC77008
Tue Aug 14, 2018 4:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest grounding many airplanes.
Replies: 71
Views: 12978

Re: Southwest grounding many airplanes.

They grounded 66 airplanes, but yet only canceled 30 flights? How is that possible?

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by BC77008
Tue Aug 07, 2018 1:45 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Routes that exist to serve a specific industry
Replies: 32
Views: 2644

Re: Routes that exist to serve a specific industry

I have heard, but I can't find anything on my Google machine to back it up, that Walmart provides subsidies to airlines for some air service to Northwest Arkansas (XNA) airport. Particularly flights to/from the NYC area.

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by BC77008
Thu Aug 02, 2018 12:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Teenager tries to steal American Eagle jet
Replies: 46
Views: 13130

Re: Teenager tries to steal American Eagle jet

The airstairs were likely pulled up to the aircraft and the aircraft door closed. A closed aircraft door is very easy to figure out how to open, as there are instructions on how to open it on the outside (to assist external rescue crews in an emergency). With the ERJ you simply lift the latch and pu...

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by BC77008
Fri Jul 27, 2018 1:06 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Crying wolf can cost you
Replies: 21
Views: 2254

Re: Crying wolf can cost you

My favorite "crying wolf" examples in air travel: * Pilots leaving the fasten seatbelt sign on when it's smooth flying, eventually causing passengers to ignore the sign. * People claiming to need special assistance boarding (when they just want to board first) then when their flight arriv...

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by BC77008
Thu Jul 26, 2018 3:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dua Lipa Criticizes United Flight Attendant on Twitter Over Response to Sister's Nut Allergy
Replies: 168
Views: 12546

Re: Dua Lipa Criticizes United Flight Attendant on Twitter Over Response to Sister's Nut Allergy

We're only getting Dua Lipa's side of events. Why would the flight attendant say they can't NOT serve nuts when United doesn't even serve prepackaged peanuts? I don't know, perhaps Dua Lipa is LYING! Maybe the flight attendant said they can't serve nuts not that they can't NOT serve nuts.

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by BC77008
Thu Jul 12, 2018 12:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest prompts $60M expansion at BWI
Replies: 93
Views: 9244

Re: Southwest prompts $60M expansion at BWI

I liked it better when BWI called their concourses "piers," it paid homage to their beautiful harbor.

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by BC77008
Mon Jul 02, 2018 1:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United and the new LaGuardia
Replies: 62
Views: 12530

Re: United and the new LaGuardia

[photoid][/photoid] UA operates E-jets to ORD from LGA. If you ask me it's pretty pathetic considering AA's hourly flights on 738s. Sure, DL has E175s on the route, but they're upgauging and UA is doing what UA typically does, flying RJs on routes that shouldn't have them. Anecdotal, perhaps, but I ...

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by BC77008
Thu Jun 28, 2018 4:07 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: I'm surprised I never landed at...
Replies: 36
Views: 1981

Re: I'm surprised I never landed at...

I guess I would define a "major airport" as having 150 or more daily flights, so with that said, as far as US travel is concerned, I've not ever made it to JFK, PHL, SAN, MDW, PDX, and perhaps ANC would fall onto this list as well.

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by BC77008
Mon Jun 18, 2018 4:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Problem With United FAs. Even I'm Fuming At This!
Replies: 240
Views: 69356

Re: THE Problem With United FAs. Even I'm Fuming At This!

What this girl did I am sure is completely against United's social media use policy and I am almost 100% sure she will lose her job over this. All airlines have gotten very serious about how their employees engage with each other and others on social media. For her to antagonize a customer in such a...

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by BC77008
Wed Jun 13, 2018 3:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What airliner is this?
Replies: 62
Views: 9314

Re: What airliner is this?

I thought 2-3 seating as well, but those sidewalls definitely suggest an A319/320, and pics from this angle can be a little deceiving. Also, note the elements of maroon being used in four separate spots. It looks like perhaps a maroon pillow or blankets in 2 of the seats, the maroon elements on the ...

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by BC77008
Tue Jun 12, 2018 3:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why do airlines keep saying the fares will go up?
Replies: 6
Views: 1112

Re: Why do airlines keep saying the fares will go up?

Maybe it's to assuage any investor fears related to potentially rising fuel costs.

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by BC77008
Tue Jun 12, 2018 1:25 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Non airline businesses owned by airlines
Replies: 54
Views: 4986

Re: Non airline businesses owned by airlines

In reverse, Marriott provided catering to a handful of airlines.

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by BC77008
Tue Jun 05, 2018 2:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What should UA do to close the gap with DL?
Replies: 233
Views: 24036

Re: What should UA do to close the gap with DL?

They could quit sucking so hard I actually do not think that Delta does suck that hard. Sometimes they do but so do all carriers:) Unfortunately UA does not have a mega hub like ATL or DFW. DEN has room, but WN EWR is limited in growth IAD is the EWR relief IAH is less geographically positioned tha...

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by BC77008
Fri Jun 01, 2018 2:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Unbearable stench from passenger causes emergency landing
Replies: 67
Views: 16020

Re: Unbearable stench from passenger causes emergency landing

I've experienced this once too, and I was a flight attendant working the flight - it was a regional jet and I was the only FA onboard. The stench was putrid and borderline nauseating and unbearable, and it smelt very very African-tribal, so I don't think it was from someone not having bathed, or hav...

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by BC77008
Wed May 30, 2018 2:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS, WN win JD Power awards
Replies: 74
Views: 4412

Re: Surprisingly, Airlines in North America fare well on customer satisfaction

How are they giving more credence to Alaska by calling it a "traditional carrier" and touting its 775 rating, and then buried in the article, they call Southwest an LCC and treat its 818 rating like it doesn't mean much, even though WN is much larger than Alaska? Both entities should be pr...

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by BC77008
Wed May 30, 2018 1:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Singapore Airlines to resume non-stop SIN-EWR from 11 October 2018
Replies: 140
Views: 23855

Re: Singapore Airlines to resume non-stop SIN-EWR from 11 October 2018

I had my money on it would be to JFK this time around. Maybe my perception is off, as I've never been anywhere near NYC, but I don't picture EWR as a premium airport, nor an option many people consider when heading to New York. I don't think any airport in NYC would qualify as "premium." ...

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by BC77008
Mon May 14, 2018 1:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 5/13/2018:UA Swaps EWR/IAD Markets, Many Other Changes!;DL Adds BOS-PHL,Drops JFK-PHL,MCO-MIA;
Replies: 98
Views: 14523

Re: OAG Changes 5/13/2018:UA Swaps EWR/IAD Markets, Many Other Changes!;DL Adds BOS-PHL,Drops JFK-PHL,MCO-MIA;

EWR isn't NYC. . DCA isn't Washington DC, as it is in Arlington, VA. DFW is neither in Dallas nor Fort Worth Detroit doesn't even have an airport and those poor people have to go all the way to Romulus to catch a flight. Really silly to say EWR isn't NYC. Before there was an Idlewild (later JFK) an...

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by BC77008
Wed May 09, 2018 2:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines makes big adjustments in onboard food and beverage
Replies: 142
Views: 25121

Re: United Airlines makes big adjustments in onboard food and beverage

There is really no shortage of YouTube videos that show what happens when Americans have had too much to drink on an airplane. The diversions, police reports, collection of crew and witness statements, customer reaccommodations, etc. are also costs that an airline must consider and want to avoid. By...

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by BC77008
Fri May 04, 2018 2:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA Express FA Appeared 'Drunk or Stoned' on Flight
Replies: 35
Views: 6183

Re: UA Express FA Appeared 'Drunk or Stoned' on Flight

Sounds like the woman actually called the pilot on the interphone, which is just outside the cockpit, and pretty much a 2-year-old could figure out how to do. Anyway, this flight attendant could have been drunk or maybe she is having a bad reaction to prescribed medication. I hope she is ok.

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by BC77008
Thu May 03, 2018 2:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: North Korea requests opening of new international air routes and shows willingness to open its FIR to South Korea
Replies: 41
Views: 7923

Re: North Korea requests opening of new international air routes and shows willingness to open its FIR to South Korea

People, don't hold your breath that any of what is mentioned in this thread will happen. It can't. The Kim Dynasty would fall, and that is unthinkable. Until proven otherwise, Kim Fat-Dumb's moves is a smokescreen. No flights, no trains, nothing. Usage of NK's FIR, sure. But nothing else. So Delta ...

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by BC77008
Sun Apr 22, 2018 10:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Woman fined $500 by US CBP for saving Delta snack
Replies: 177
Views: 21772

Re: Woman fined $500 for saving Delta snack

Delta should just give this woman a $500 check instead of letting this turn into a PR disaster! Sounds like the fruit was distributed after the customs forms were distributed and completed. (I read another article on another website). If that is the case, Delta should have warned against their remov...

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