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by richierich
Tue May 12, 2020 3:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing CEO: A major US airline likely will go out of business this year,
Replies: 294
Views: 37373

Re: Boeing CEO: A major US airline likely will go out of business this year,

The other aspect that is being overlooked is the impact Chpt 11 filing by one airline would have on the other airlines. Let’s say hypothetically AA does go through Chpt 11 and sheds much of its liabilities, and emerges a leaner carrier on the other side. What then happens with DL and UA? Basically,...

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by richierich
Tue May 12, 2020 2:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing CEO: A major US airline likely will go out of business this year,
Replies: 294
Views: 37373

Re: Boeing CEO: A major US airline likely will go out of business this year,

If there has ever been an even bigger joke of a thread, can someone please link here? I don't think the prospect of a major US airline going out of business is a joke. This wasn't just suggested by a random person on the street talking to Jimmy Kimmel, this was the CEO of one of the biggest compani...

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by richierich
Fri Mar 27, 2020 3:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta LAX hangar foam discharged accident
Replies: 38
Views: 19213

Re: Delta LAX hangar foam discharged accident

Setting aside the serious issue of what this will cost DL at a time when they don't need any extra/unexpected expenses, everybody needed something like this to provide a good laugh. And insurance money.... At least one or three of those will never fly again. I'm not buying that. Granted these are l...

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by richierich
Thu Mar 19, 2020 1:38 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What will be the lasting effects of the Coronavirus on commercial aviation?
Replies: 62
Views: 2457

What will be the lasting effects of the Coronavirus on commercial aviation?

What will be the lasting effects of the worldwide pandemic on the aviation industry? The Coronavirus thread is now into Part II and has thousands of posts as I write this...it's quickly becoming one of the largest threads ever on this site. I wanted this to be its own topic and not part of the mega-...

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by richierich
Fri Mar 13, 2020 4:51 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: USA ban Europeans is BA the winner
Replies: 6
Views: 954

Re: USA ban Europeans is BA the winner

I'm not sure any airline is feeling much like a winner at the moment...

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by richierich
Fri Mar 13, 2020 4:48 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: USA ban Europeans is BA the winner
Replies: 6
Views: 954

Re: USA ban Europeans is BA the winner

I'm not sure any airline is feeling much like a winner at the moment...

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by richierich
Tue Mar 10, 2020 2:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will Korean Air Be Shutting Down?
Replies: 105
Views: 33004

Re: Will Korean Air Be Shutting Down?

Coronavirus may only last a few weeks or months but I'm betting it will change the airline landscape and having a long-lasting effect. Weak airlines will disappear, strong airlines will survive but will have to rebuild their cash fortresses (imagine another outbreak later this year or early next yea...

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by richierich
Thu Feb 20, 2020 8:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hawaiian most punctual airline - recipe?
Replies: 52
Views: 5639

Re: Hawaiian most punctual airline - recipe?

Another way to put a rapid end to this thread is to point out they basically have no flights to the most delay prone airports in the USA such as NYC-3 aiports or Philly. HA does fly to JFK you know. Once a day, same as BOS! Their flights times at both JFK and BOS are not during the busiest times of...

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by richierich
Thu Feb 13, 2020 9:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Passenger repeatedly punches back of reclined seat
Replies: 242
Views: 22201

Re: Passenger repeatedly punches back of reclined seat

MrBretz wrote:
I always pay for premium economy to avoid this stuff.


Great, but how often does this stuff happen? If it happened a lot, we wouldn't be discussing it on airliners.net.

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by richierich
Wed Feb 12, 2020 3:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue turns 20
Replies: 88
Views: 8666

Re: JetBlue turns 20 today.

You forgot: zero bankruptcies and zero mergers with other airlines over the past two decades. The latter will happen sooner than you realize Richierich And you know this how, exactly? Don't make such cryptic quotes without some form of backup. He doesn't know, he's simply trying to get under the sk...

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by richierich
Tue Feb 11, 2020 8:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue turns 20
Replies: 88
Views: 8666

Re: JetBlue turns 20 today.

jfklganyc wrote:

FYI: No Profit Sharing for B6 employees this year. Last year 0.2 percent Profit Sharing.


You forgot: zero bankruptcies and zero mergers with other airlines over the past two decades.

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by richierich
Tue Feb 11, 2020 8:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue turns 20
Replies: 88
Views: 8666

Re: JetBlue turns 20 today.

Totally not true they got 75 exemption slots created for them. If my history is correct other than the international bank wasn’t jfk so slow you could go bowling midday on one of the runways? Yeah they got slots we wouldn’t want a new airline to come in and grow an airport or anything. Seems like n...

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by richierich
Tue Feb 11, 2020 7:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue turns 20
Replies: 88
Views: 8666

Re: JetBlue turns 20 today.

Boof02671 wrote:
They got their JFK slots for free.


Nobody else was using them or wanted them...at that time. Things would be different in hindsight.

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by richierich
Tue Feb 11, 2020 2:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New York to London - New Subsonic Flight Time Record
Replies: 100
Views: 19702

Re: New York to London - New Subsonic Flight Time Record

I read the article on CNN.com and I think the report is inaccurate when they stated that the flight time from JFK to LHR was about 2 hours shorter than normal. I dont think the flight takes more than 6 hours on that route. I actually flew IAD to LHR in about 6 hours in the past. It takes about 7 ho...

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by richierich
Fri Feb 07, 2020 3:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways interested in flying US Domestic Routes
Replies: 159
Views: 21534

Re: British Airways interested in flying US Domestic Routes

Bluegrass60 wrote:
I could see this happening with secondary markets....and it would be welcomed. example: LHR-SDF-STL-MCI-STL-SDF-LHR


London to SDF? Then two add-on flights? Even with pick-up rights, keep dreaming...there is zero chance that routing would ever happen.

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by richierich
Fri Feb 07, 2020 3:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways interested in flying US Domestic Routes
Replies: 159
Views: 21534

Re: British Airways interested in flying US Domestic Routes

Many yeasr ago I used to fly BA to Chicago regularly. I remember there were three flights back to LHR each evening. One of these flights originated in Houston, Flew up to Chicago and then back to LHR. Correct! I think ended about a decade ago. [I always wondered what those ORD-DFW flights were like...

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by richierich
Fri Jan 17, 2020 3:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Jetblue trims LGB further
Replies: 306
Views: 40285

Re: Updated: Jetblue trims LGB further

I feel like every jetblue announcement is made to be much more dramatic than it really is. Every time. You mean the infomercial that is jetblue? Over promise under deliver and extra hype everything? No. Not jetblue. How is B6 hyping this announcement and making it more "dramatic than it really...

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by richierich
Thu Jan 16, 2020 4:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Jetblue trims LGB further
Replies: 306
Views: 40285

Re: Jetblue senior leadership meeting at LGB

flyby519 wrote:
LSC, SSC, DCO, JSC all expire in 2022-2023


I don't know what these mean, I assume LSC is Long Island City (Queens)?

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by richierich
Thu Jan 16, 2020 4:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Jetblue trims LGB further
Replies: 306
Views: 40285

Re: Jetblue senior leadership meeting at LGB

First off I work in Airports. Second LSC is gone after the lease is up. They are going to move everything to OSC, and only leave small offices in JFK AREA. Take a moment and look at routings. RDU-BOS ( dL-6 /B6-6/aa-3/f9-1). We need to look at more opportunities. I don't mean to sound rude but ther...

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by richierich
Wed Jan 15, 2020 4:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alicante airport on fire.
Replies: 9
Views: 2654

Re: Alicante airport on fire.

https://www.express.co.uk/videos/610099 ... ar-airport

Apparently it is near the airport and not actually the airport terminal itself that is on fire.
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https://www.express.co.uk/videos/610099 ... ar-airport

Apparently it is near the airport and not actually the airport terminal itself that is on fire.

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by richierich
Mon Jan 13, 2020 3:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL Runway Incursion at JFK - Jan 10, 2020
Replies: 51
Views: 11866

Re: DL Runway Incursion at JFK - Jan 10, 2020

The FAA is super focused on runway incursions, as they should be. They should have stop bars then, and pilots only enter a runway when stop bars go out. What are stop bars? I'm thinking something like a stop light except on the taxiway. Nm, I Googled it. Yes, major airports like JFK, BOS, ORD, DFW,...

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by richierich
Wed Jan 08, 2020 2:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iran admits to accidentally shooting down Ukraine Flight 752
Replies: 2712
Views: 288149

Re: Reports of Ukrainian 737 Crash in Tehran,Iran

I thought the same. One single western missile hitting one single Ukrainian airliner at 630am with nothing else hit or launched by the west. I'd give it about a 0.00% chance. Well given this happened about 45 minutes after an Iranian missile attack on American military bases in Iraq is there not a ...

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by richierich
Mon Jan 06, 2020 6:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why there are no morning flights from US West Coast to Europe?
Replies: 59
Views: 14401

Re: Why there are no morning flights from US West Coast to Europe?

The best timings for west coast to Europe are to leave as late as possible (BA’s 268 being a star pupil, dep 2100 arr 1600+1) or route via the east coast with a short red eye eg LAX EWR connecting to a day tripper across the pond, land at 2000 and home to bed. Landing at dawn, and your body clock t...

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by richierich
Mon Dec 16, 2019 3:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA plans to schedule A350 to USA in 2020
Replies: 75
Views: 15822

Re: BA plans to schedule A350 to USA in 2020

This is devastating news to Washington where the BA 747's have been flying for nearly 50 years. Not happy about this and it is a degradation in service to boring smaller twin aircraft with no dome. Boring. Guess I will fly Lufthansa now. Over reaction of the year right here... Especially from someb...

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by richierich
Wed Dec 11, 2019 3:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways at BWI
Replies: 70
Views: 10529

Re: British Airways at BWI

It's due to 787 engine issues. Evelop is performing a wet lease on the LGW-JFK route for BA to allow a LGW based 777 to operate the LHR-BWI sector. Back on September G-VIIP was doing the same thing. It's just temporary. That makes sense...thank you for the info. Not to get off-topic, but has anybod...

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by richierich
Wed Dec 11, 2019 2:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways at BWI
Replies: 70
Views: 10529

Re: British Airways at BWI

My understanding of the current arrangement is that Maryland is effectively guaranteeing that the flight will be more profitable than the average BA US route. If it doesn't reach that level, then Maryland will pay the full amount of the guarantee, even if it misses the average by a small amount. Wi...

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by richierich
Thu Nov 21, 2019 2:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Key 747 Factories Shut Down
Replies: 121
Views: 23868

Re: Key 747 Factories Shut Down

So production of the 747 ends with a whimper and not a bang. When the final B748 is delivered to UPS, UPS will be operating 41 Boeing 747s simultaneously. I believe this will represent one of the largest 747 fleets ever operated by a single airline at any one time. I find this to be amazing conside...

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by richierich
Wed Nov 13, 2019 5:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How is Hawaiian doing on HNL-BOS?
Replies: 42
Views: 9059

Re: How is Hawaiian doing on HNL-BOS?

I find the success of BOS-HNL a bit surprising. Growing up in SEA, Hawaii was it for those seeking warm beaches and such. The western Mexican destinations (Cabo, Mazatlan, PVR, etc.) were also popular destinations, but places like CUN generally weren't mentioned often by folks up there, presumably ...

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by richierich
Tue Oct 29, 2019 7:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest pilots allegedly placed hidden camera in lavatory
Replies: 150
Views: 31427

Re: Southwest pilots allegedly placed hidden camera in lavatory

This is the weirdest thread I have ever read o_O It hasn't got any better. I don't know where this thread went off-topic, but it sure did in a big way. If this incident happened as it has been alleged, then pilots should have known better in 2017. Much much better. This would have been a very serio...

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by richierich
Tue Oct 29, 2019 3:47 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Should airports charge passengers to recover lost property?
Replies: 28
Views: 4476

Re: Should airports charge passengers to recover lost property?

Well then maybe there should be some sort of statutory compensation for when an airline (or in some cases, airport) mishandles your bag and it doesn't get to your final destination with you... only fair.

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by richierich
Mon Oct 28, 2019 9:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest pilots allegedly placed hidden camera in lavatory
Replies: 150
Views: 31427

Re: Southwest pilots allegedly placed hidden camera in lavatory

DALMD80 wrote:
The Post article is wrong. The author says it's WN policy for 2 crewmembers to be in the cockpit at all times, however, it's actually required by the FAA. It's common knowledge.


Well, it's WN's policy to comply with the FAA, so it is technically correct...

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by richierich
Mon Oct 28, 2019 5:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest pilots allegedly placed hidden camera in lavatory
Replies: 150
Views: 31427

Re: Southwest pilots allegedly placed hidden camera in lavatory

Good lord - THERE WAS NO CAMERA. Thanks for screaming. And what? Did I miss something? The article alleges she saw live streaming video from the pilot's iPad while he was in the lavatory. Ah, I now see the SWA post (after mine) in which the airline says it was all a prank. If that is so (the link t...

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by richierich
Thu Oct 24, 2019 1:52 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Are the refurbished B747's used on BA flights from LHR-DXB?
Replies: 16
Views: 5890

Re: Are the refurbished B747's used on BA flights from LHR-DXB?

The same question applies to LHR-JFK if anyone is able to advise? As a flagship route, the B744s that BA schedules to JFK will all be refurbished ones. In the past two years, I have flown G-CIVV and G-CIVY from JFK and both had the new cabins. You have to look pretty hard to notice that these are 2...

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by richierich
Wed Oct 23, 2019 1:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Did accidents affect 757 sales?
Replies: 54
Views: 15353

Re: Did accidents affect 757 sales?

PacoMartin wrote:
Do you think that these accidents helped kill the orders for new B757s?




No.

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by richierich
Tue Oct 15, 2019 2:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JFK-MAN in 5 hours 20 minutes on VS B747?!
Replies: 38
Views: 10564

Re: JFK-MAN in 5 hours 20 minutes on VS B747?!

I was looking at the flight history for VS128 from JFK to MAN and some of the flights take as little as 5 hours 20 minutes according to this website: https://www.flightradar24.com/data/flights/vs128 Is that right?? Appreciate that that is flying time, not block time, and the B747 is a fast aircraft...

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by richierich
Mon Oct 07, 2019 6:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Unticketed Pax Clears TSA, Boards DL Flight
Replies: 63
Views: 15137

Re: Unticketed Pax Clears TSA, Boards DL Flight

Doesn't this happen quite frequently, albeit with varying details? How many times do we hear about somebody who got on the wrong flight or was on the wrong plane? I've personally boarded a flight and seen somebody at my seat who was on the wrong plane (probably the next scheduled flight from the gat...

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by richierich
Mon Oct 07, 2019 3:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: October 7, 2019: KLM is 100 years old!
Replies: 44
Views: 7079

Re: October 7, 2019: KLM is 100 years old!

That's amazing...their first living non-human 'customer' was actually a cow?? Congrats to KLM on a terrific milestone!

Who's next? Lufthansa?

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by richierich
Wed Oct 02, 2019 4:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B17 Crash at BDL October 2nd, 2019
Replies: 165
Views: 40435

Re: B17 Crash at BDL 10/2/19

http://www.courant.com/breaking-news/hc-br-windsor-locks-bradley-international-airport-plane-crash-20191002-jfkph65krrfhxlrlb3eehksdiu-story.html?fbclid=IwAR3zxXoqeHavWn7ZSB9VWyAswhfrUCCGeZhVgShBMWbFzwW4FDO6hVH6vXQ The Hartford Courant is reporting "at least two dead", multiple injuries to...

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by richierich
Wed Oct 02, 2019 2:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 737NG Pickle fork issue
Replies: 564
Views: 135708

Re: 737NG Pickle fork issue

Thank you so much for such a kind reply! So flying on a 20 yr old (I think all delta 737-800 that old) NG would not bother you even though checks on that age are being done within a week? That is reassuring although I don’t know if I can feel better! The plane has been at my regional airport for 22...

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by richierich
Tue Oct 01, 2019 6:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 737NG Pickle fork issue
Replies: 564
Views: 135708

Re: 737NG Pickle fork issue

My luck has not been great with flying compared to most. Have lost many family, friends and neighbors (including babysitting for the children at the time their mother was killed) in commercial and private flights. My cousin even walked into a propeller! I don't get any comfort from statistics and t...

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by richierich
Tue Oct 01, 2019 2:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Runaway cart at ORD, saved from hitting plane by ground crew (video)
Replies: 50
Views: 12297

Re: Runaway cart at ORD, saved from hitting plane by ground crew (video)

For me it looks like the out of control cart hit the a/c on the last round before it was stopped. It looks like it hit the landing gear doors slightly. Anyone else saw this? I believe it hit the aircraft as well, albeit a light glancing blow, right after the guy says that it's going to hit the plan...

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by richierich
Fri Sep 27, 2019 9:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flight times from London to Sydney could be 80% shorter by the 2030s,
Replies: 45
Views: 12320

Re: Flight times from London to Sydney could be 80% shorter by the 2030s,

And in 1970, people thought that we would have a personal robot in our houses and flying cars. Instead, we are still building 737's. I won't hold my breath Alexa may not get you a cold beer from the fridge, but it is kind of a robot. It has technology that wasn't even a consideration in the 1970s, ...

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by richierich
Fri Sep 27, 2019 5:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta below wing employee arrested for stealing $250K in cash
Replies: 30
Views: 6712

Re: Delta below wing employee arrested for stealing $250K in cash

Every company and organization has at least one bad apple, so this is hardly a reflection on DL, is it? Does anybody truly think it is? This man was presented with an opportunity and he seized it. Maybe he has committed smaller crimes and got away with it...we don't know that, but who knows what tri...

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by richierich
Wed Sep 18, 2019 2:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL explanation on checking carry on bags
Replies: 97
Views: 15878

Re: Laughable DL explanation on checking carry on bags

Check the bag. Really, just check the bag. The few $ you save on carrying it on is balalnced out by the stupid levels of stress, and angst that comes later. Imagine paying $25 to lose that worry. It's all in the mindset. $25 paid and the slim but very real chance that my bag will not come down the ...

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by richierich
Fri Sep 13, 2019 5:18 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Flying with an emotional support animal may soon get a whole lot more difficult
Replies: 62
Views: 9016

Re: Flying with an emotional support animal may soon get a whole lot more difficult

Last week, several people commented about how difficult it was for airlines to deny boarding to emotional support pets, because the rules are so vaguely worded. It looks like the government is going to bring these regulations in line with the existing Americans with Disabilities act, which has stri...

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by richierich
Wed Sep 11, 2019 5:39 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Heathrow terminal renaming
Replies: 62
Views: 11938

Re: Heathrow terminal renaming

Will Heathrow ever get round to renaming its terminals? As I understand it, once the 3rd runway is (eventually) built the plan is to demolish Terminal 3, in order to allow expansion of Terminal 2. Combined with the already closed Terminal 1, this would leave two "missing" terminals. Perha...

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by richierich
Tue Sep 10, 2019 9:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Which London Airport Should JetBlue Pick to Launch Service
Replies: 134
Views: 19348

Re: Which London Airport Should JetBlue Pick to Launch Service

I know this could be risky but I take Joanna at her word - it may well be more than one London airport. Obviously LHR is all predicated on B6 somehow acquiring LHR slots at favorable times. Not an easy ask. Still, we have seen airlines come and go and B6 does have some partners who might like to fur...

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by richierich
Tue Sep 03, 2019 4:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MINT and other Service Cuts to JetBlue, starting 9/1
Replies: 164
Views: 27464

Re: MINT and other Service Cuts to JetBlue, starting 9/1

I’m surprised B6 doesn’t run an advertisement saying “All we fly are mainline jets.” The more RJs DL throws at BOS, the more that difference stands out. Because with the 2x2 config of the 190s, no one will be able to tell the difference between that and a CRJ-200. Huge difference in terms of cabin ...

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by richierich
Tue Sep 03, 2019 1:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MINT and other Service Cuts to JetBlue, starting 9/1
Replies: 164
Views: 27464

Re: MINT and other Service Cuts to JetBlue, starting 9/1

No more Grey Goose and Bulliet Bourbon, to be replaced by Tito's and Jack (huge downgrade) What a joke! This is a huge downgrade??? Tito's is only the most popular vodka in the USA right now and Grey Goose is garbage. It used celebrities to endorse their products to come across as a premium vodka, ...

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by richierich
Fri Aug 09, 2019 8:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B6 First A321 NEO named for David Neeleman
Replies: 9
Views: 2999

Re: B6 First A321 NEO named for David Neeleman

I agree, overdue!
I hope DN will be at some sort of official unveiling... he might not have been ready to do this back in 2010.

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