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by BC77008
Mon Oct 26, 2020 1:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Female passengers removed from QR flight for invasive examination
Replies: 73
Views: 12143

Re: Female passengers removed from QR flight for invasive examination

For almost all women, determining if a woman very recently gave birth could have been done simply by looking at their stomach. It's not like the stomach goes back to its original size immediately after delivery and the mother puts on her size 6 cocktail dress. Conducting a rudimentary genital examin...

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by BC77008
Mon Oct 12, 2020 6:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN to Launch IAH and ORD service in 2021
Replies: 377
Views: 34296

Re: WN to Launch IAH and ORD service in 2021

Very interesting! I know the IAH to DAL route has been sorely missed by many business travelers who live in North Houston and have business in Central or East Dallas (and vice versa). I could easily see this route being part of their plans for IAH.

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by BC77008
Tue Sep 29, 2020 3:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Question about flight AA11 on 9/11.
Replies: 65
Views: 8323

Re: Question about flight AA11 on 9/11.

It did change. PSA 1771 was the result of an employee getting a weapon past security as in those days flight crew bypassed the metal detector screening. PSA 1771 changed that. Flight crew (pilots, flight attendants) routinely bypass security screening even today through a program called Known Crew ...

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by BC77008
Sun Jul 19, 2020 8:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Last ERJ - Embraer Regional Jet Delivered: a end of an era and the history behind it !
Replies: 84
Views: 14201

Re: Last ERJ - Embraer Regional Jet Delivered: a end of an era and the history behind it !

on February 11, 1998 a Continental Express, now United Express, ERJ 145ER (N14931) crashed in Beaumont, Texas on takeoff during a training flight. NTSB reports that after the incorrect application of rudder during a V1 cut maneuver, the left wing stalled. The aircraft was damaged beyond repair."...

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by BC77008
Mon Jul 06, 2020 2:26 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Washington Redskins Name Change on the Way?
Replies: 59
Views: 3193

Re: Washington Redskins Name Change on the Way?

Since Washington Nationals is already taken, How about the Washington Dulleses?!

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by BC77008
Tue Jun 02, 2020 1:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Doug Parker makes the day for a WN FA
Replies: 37
Views: 10569

Re: Doug Parker makes the day for a WN FA

Anyone that works in the airline business knows that employees flying on another carrier's metal is a very routine, everyday occurrence - especially amongst pilots and flight attendants that commute to and from their base. .

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by BC77008
Wed May 27, 2020 10:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Safety information cards
Replies: 9
Views: 1170

Re: Safety information cards

I wonder if safety information cards will be updated to instruct you to remove your mask before using the oxygen mask...

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by BC77008
Thu Mar 12, 2020 1:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Speculation: American Airlines might file bankruptcy again
Replies: 310
Views: 64445

Re: American Airlines might file bankruptcy again

IMO - Even if we find a miracle cure for COVID19 today this will have devastating effects on the industry as a whole until at least next year. Anyone sitting at a computer this morning wanting to book a summer or fall trip to Rome, Italy will probably find themselves in Rome, Georgia instead - or fo...

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by BC77008
Mon Dec 30, 2019 3:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Three Interesting Eastern Air Lines History Facts
Replies: 48
Views: 8902

Re: Three Interesting Eastern Air Lines History Facts

Eastern was my favorite airline and they’re why I love aviation. I remember flying by myself EWR-TPA when I was about eight years old on a Eastern L-1011, it was White not Silver, and the Flight attendant took me into the cockpit during the flight to meet the pilots. I remember the view, from there...

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by BC77008
Wed Dec 04, 2019 1:21 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: 5,5 hrs layover in IAH, what to do!
Replies: 14
Views: 1087

Re: 5,5 hrs layover in IAH, what to do!

dfwjim1 wrote:
Why would one want to visit Houston?

For the same reasons people want to visit just about any other city in the planet: food, art, entertainment, sports, shopping, culture, and recreation.

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by BC77008
Tue Nov 12, 2019 1:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 3546
Views: 713399

Re: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019

I've always secretly wondered about the catering carts and the CA777 signage but never asked! I always assumed they somehow came from Air China. Being a former FA myself, it is not totally unusual to be provided Atlas containers from catering that, while the supplies inside are correct and what you ...

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by BC77008
Sun Nov 10, 2019 2:28 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What would United be Like If The US Airways merger had gone through?
Replies: 3
Views: 512

Re: What would United be Like If The US Airways merger had gone through?

Like American Airlines, but change Dallas for Houston and JFK for EWR, keep all the rest. Would they have continued with IAD? They'd have IAD, PHL, EWR... If UA had merged with US instead of CO they would not have had EWR as that belonged to CO originally. Nor would UA have had IAH since that also ...

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by BC77008
Wed Oct 09, 2019 1:07 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Republic pilot punches female co-worker
Replies: 51
Views: 11314

Re: Republic pilot punches female co-worker

What I find most shocking is that the press correctly identified this as a Republic Airways crew and not United, American, or Delta. This is probably due to the fact it first appeared on FlyerTalk. Whichever mainline carrier it was they were flying for, you know their P.R, department is breathing a ...

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by BC77008
Mon Oct 07, 2019 2:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Unticketed Pax Clears TSA, Boards DL Flight
Replies: 63
Views: 15509

Re: Unticketed Pax Clears TSA, Boards DL Flight

Nothing surprises me anymore. At MSP I went through TSA Pre in the south end and went to the north end security to wait for my dad. As I am waiting I see some guy walk up the stairs from the baggage claim area with his bags. Im like wtf? I look down there and there is a TSA agent. But afaik once yo...

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by BC77008
Mon Sep 30, 2019 5:14 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Flight attendants and configurations
Replies: 7
Views: 3365

Re: Flight attendants and configurations

The hourly wage and other benefits an airline pays for one additional flight attendant may seem trivial, but you also have to factor in the additional hotel costs for overnighting that FA; additional training costs; and not to mention the many gallons of extra jet fuel that gets burned just to fly t...

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by BC77008
Sat Sep 21, 2019 2:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Endeavor (Delta) Flight Attendant Eases Deaf Teens Travel Worries With Note
Replies: 5
Views: 2786

Re: Delta Flight Attendant Eases Deaf Teens Travel Worries With Note

From the article, it was actually an Endeavor Air flight attendant that provided the kind gesture, but either way, good on Delta for contracting with the fine men and women that make up Endeavor Air.

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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: 1406

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: 47404

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: 2596

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: 8552

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: 9883

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: 17718

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: 15357

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: 2917

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: 4953

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: 2708

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: 16403

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: 16403

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: 556

"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: 13075

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: 12151

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: 13483

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: 13982

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: 6078

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: 25551

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: 10061

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: 10032

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: 3854

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: 2068

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: 3738

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: 1548

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: 7053

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: 9506

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: 13320

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: 2851

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: 13270

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: 2378

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: 13241

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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