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by DDR
Fri Jul 03, 2020 2:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA reconsidering seatback video screens
Replies: 75
Views: 9908

Re: AA reconsidering seatback video screens

I find it funny how lots of people want their seat back entertainment but say hell no to ads on IFE.

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by DDR
Thu Jul 02, 2020 9:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA reconsidering seatback video screens
Replies: 75
Views: 9908

Re: AA reconsidering seatback video screens

Would it be possible to sell enough advertising to pay for the new seats? Make everyone watch 10 to 15 minutes of commercials before “control” to change channels, etc. is released?

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by DDR
Wed Jul 01, 2020 11:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian Air Cancels Orders For 92 737 MAXs and 5 787s
Replies: 126
Views: 23138

Re: Norwegian Air Cancels Orders For 92 737 MAXs and 5 787s

I will be surprised if any of these A321 aircraft ever enter service for Norwegian. Not because it’s a bad plane, it’s actually a brilliant aircraft, but I don’t see Norwegian long haul surviving Covid.

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by DDR
Sun Jun 28, 2020 5:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reports: LH might let SN file for bankruptcy
Replies: 133
Views: 23035

Re: Reports: LH might let SN file for bankruptcy

Based on the country size and geography, there is no reason for a Belgium to have a flag carrier. There are enough flights from other carriers to Brussels to satisfy demand. Although I will always miss SABENA. Really.?. Same goes for Holland, Luxemburg, Austria, Switzerland, Hungary, Croatia, Slove...

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by DDR
Sun Jun 28, 2020 3:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CN3 order 105 ARJ21s from COMAC
Replies: 98
Views: 21293

Re: Air China, China Eastern, China Southern Take Delivery Of ARJ21

Love the T-tail, but not sure why they went with rear doors instead of over wing exits.

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by DDR
Sat Jun 27, 2020 10:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: More SQ 380s to Storage
Replies: 19
Views: 5564

Re: More SQ 380s to Storage

No, the A380 like the 747 are history for the near future. Hopefully, in 3-5 years, we will see large jumbos returning. Of course Covid could just be the beginning of world wide viruses in which case global air traffic is finished. If you can’t get people to do something as simple as wearing a mask,...

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by DDR
Sat Jun 27, 2020 10:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New York Court investigating Etihad debt agreements
Replies: 12
Views: 3324

Re: New York Court investigating Etihad debt agreements

Fliplot wrote:
And what exactly has this to do with a NY Court? Meddling in others affairs while the city burns!


Wow, really? You do understand how finances work, yes? And LOL the city is not burning. You seem to be strong on drama but light on facts.

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by DDR
Thu Jun 25, 2020 5:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas to sack 6000 employees, ground 100 aircraft until mid 2021, retires 747 fleet early
Replies: 79
Views: 13861

Re: Qantas to sack 6000 employees, ground 100 aircraft until mid 2021, retires 747 fleet early

And more A380s and 747s are gone. The aviation landscape is becoming boring.

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by DDR
Wed Jun 24, 2020 12:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reports: LH might let SN file for bankruptcy
Replies: 133
Views: 23035

Re: Reports: LH might let SN file for bankruptcy

How profitable was SABENA? It wasn’t. How profitable is Brussels airlines? It isn’t.

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by DDR
Tue Jun 23, 2020 7:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reports: LH might let SN file for bankruptcy
Replies: 133
Views: 23035

Re: Reports: LH might let SN file for bankruptcy

Based on the country size and geography, there is no reason for a Belgium to have a flag carrier. There are enough flights from other carriers to Brussels to satisfy demand. Although I will always miss SABENA.

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by DDR
Sat May 30, 2020 12:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United announces Voluntary Separation Program
Replies: 55
Views: 13974

Re: United announces Voluntary Separation Program

Agreed. I buy tickets rather than try to use pass travel. It’s just not worth the heartburn.

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by DDR
Thu May 28, 2020 11:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA staff layoffs coming
Replies: 86
Views: 13218

Re: AA staff layoffs coming

Election is in November. Could there be another aid package to the airlines to prevent furloughs in October?

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by DDR
Fri May 22, 2020 9:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIA A320 (flight PK8303) crashes in Karachi
Replies: 730
Views: 152749

Re: PIA A320 (flight PK8303) crashes in Karachi

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TWA302 wrote:
Link to twitter with a video clip from a security camera. Plane was losing height quickly. Prayers for the victims and their families. Sad day.

https://twitter.com/GFarooqi/status/1263858937138483200?s=20


God that is so sad to see

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by DDR
Mon May 18, 2020 9:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways to take delivery of first 787-10 arriving at LHR around 8am on 21 May 2020
Replies: 90
Views: 19179

Re: British Airways to take delivery of first 787-10 arriving at LHR around 8am on 21 May 2020

Why would an airline that is struggling to survive be spending money on a brand new airplane? Makes no sense. Part of ANY government assistance should include NO NEW AIRPLANES at all until the TAXPAYERS are made whole and 100% of the government assistance is paid in full! Maybe because these aircra...

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by DDR
Mon May 18, 2020 9:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: Delta to Convert Some Planes to All Delta One Suites
Replies: 64
Views: 15612

Re: Rumor: Delta to Convert Some Planes to All Delta One Suites

I could maybe see DL doing a JFK-LAX/SFO kind of set up on the A321. But an all Delta One? I don't know how successful they'd be with it. But then again, maybe some people will pay a premium just to get on a plane and be a little less worried about COVID. The ex- AA 321T will be offered by the bank...

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by DDR
Mon May 18, 2020 9:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FT: Investors bet AA will file for BK
Replies: 304
Views: 53234

Re: FT: Investors bet AA will file for BK

(1) If AA files for Chapter 11, and re-emerges, what incentive is there for DL and UA not do the same thing? (Without bringing politics into this argument, is this what is meant by corporations abusing bankruptcy?) Would AA have a 'damaged credit rating' that would prevent them from being able to s...

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by DDR
Sat Apr 25, 2020 4:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines projects $2.1 billion pretax loss as coronavirus roils business, seeks more federal aid
Replies: 92
Views: 19180

Re: United Airlines posts $2.1 billion pretax loss as coronavirus roils business, seeks more federal aid

Airlines got tax payers help to last all the way until October. Once October is here, airlines will need to survive one way or another without government assistance. If that means cutting flights and furloughs then so be it. It isn’t fair that thousands of businesses are going under because they don...

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by DDR
Mon Apr 20, 2020 7:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 200
Views: 51248

Re: Norwegian Puts 4 Subsidiaries Into Bankruptcy

This is confusing. So, the airline did not file bankruptcy, rather a staffing company they own did? Does that mean the crew members who were employed by the staffing agency are laid off? Will this affect flights or will Norwegian just use other crews to operate flights?

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by DDR
Mon Apr 20, 2020 6:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Info on 4 Hour Rule at NW
Replies: 30
Views: 5492

Re: Info on 4 Hour Rule at NW

Didn't the original America West, way back in the day also do this? In fact I think In the beginning, flight attendants also were trained as ticket agents and did both?

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by DDR
Mon Apr 20, 2020 6:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Australia to enter voluntary administration
Replies: 314
Views: 51356

Re: Virgin Australia to enter voluntary administration

I don't know very much about Virgin Australia, but why, prior to the corona virus, were they unprofitable? Hasn't every major airline that competed with QANTAS failed? I'm honestly asking, I don't know. Is there really room for two full service airlines in relation to the Aussie population?

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by DDR
Sun Apr 19, 2020 7:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 4/19/2020:F9 Cuts AUG/SEP;DL Exits JAXRDU;UA Follows AA by Decimating Int'l for May and Summer, Drops SCKLAX
Replies: 78
Views: 13743

Re: OAG Changes 4/19/2020:F9 Cuts AUG/SEP;DL Exits JAXRDU;UA Follows AA by Decimating Int'l for May and Summer, Drops SC

ChrisNH38 wrote:
With their blood tests being done, EK plans to come into BOS with the A380 straight away. They say.


What blood test? No way would I ever submit to a blood test to an airline in order to travel. I can’t believe the US government would allow this.

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by DDR
Tue Apr 14, 2020 9:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Embraer hopes E175-E2 jet efficiency helps modify scope clauses
Replies: 434
Views: 36287

Re: Embraer hopes E175-E2 jet efficiency helps modify scope clauses

Pilots at AA and I assume DL and UA will not fold on scope. And from the pilots I've talked to, they really have no desire to fly large regional jets because the pay would suck. Most have already spent time at regionals and don't want to be flying those planes again for crappy pay. I think the 717, ...

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by DDR
Tue Apr 14, 2020 9:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta plans to emerge a "smaller" carrier
Replies: 1514
Views: 259707

Re: Delta plans to emerge a "smaller" carrier

This whole "will emerge a smaller airline" is bullshit. DL, UA, AA, were all making record profits. Why the hell would they not want to go back to those numbers? Travel will rebound. Plus, airlines HAVE to grow because their costs go up each year. Yes they may retire certain fleets now, bu...

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by DDR
Sun Apr 12, 2020 8:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: U.S. southeast storms - April 12
Replies: 31
Views: 4606

Re: Easter Weather in the US

Yikes that’s brutal. ‘‘Tis the season.......”

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by DDR
Thu Apr 09, 2020 7:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Syrian Arab Airlines introduce second A340
Replies: 64
Views: 17275

Re: Syrian Arab Airlines introduce second A340

It's always nice to see an A340 get a new life!!

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by DDR
Tue Apr 07, 2020 7:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EL AL denied loan package
Replies: 36
Views: 15501

Re: EL AL denied loan package

This thread could have had a more accurate title. The title would not have been changed by the moderators unless it was false or sensationalist. EL AL, as others have stated, is Israel. Who else is going to put up with the stuff the Orthodox demand?

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by DDR
Thu Apr 02, 2020 9:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Patriots 767-300 Flies N95 Masks from China to U.S.
Replies: 53
Views: 6149

Re: Patriots 767-300 Flies N95 Masks from China to U.S.

Please put this stuff in the COVID thread(s)... Front page is getting overrun. I disagree. This is a specific newsworthy event. Heck it was on the front page of the Wall Street Journal. It's not something like, "Delta cancelled service to East Bumblebee because of Covid. When will they start f...

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by DDR
Thu Apr 02, 2020 8:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta plans to emerge a "smaller" carrier
Replies: 1514
Views: 259707

Re: Delta plans to emerge a "smaller" carrier

Well, one of the projects was funding all over our pensions (still 10's of 1000's of us here that have one). Not a terrible investment. How about all of the GSE they've been updating? The same things we've been screaming we needed for years. You'd be hard-pressed to find a single frontline employee...

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by DDR
Sun Mar 22, 2020 2:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta plans to emerge a "smaller" carrier
Replies: 1514
Views: 259707

Re: Delta plans to emerge a "smaller" carrier

It's a given that ATL is safe. Anything else is up in the air. I do hope they retrench from SEA and keep to their other historic hubs. Totally disagree. ATL, DTW, MSP, SLC and LGA/JFK are all safe. Why would DL abandon "captive" markets? Air travel will eventually rebound. Giving up marke...

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by DDR
Fri Mar 20, 2020 11:19 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: How has the Coronavirus Pandemic affected You?
Replies: 93
Views: 4215

Re: How has the Coronavirus Pandemic affected You?

Yes, I may be laid off.

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by DDR
Fri Mar 20, 2020 11:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta plans to emerge a "smaller" carrier
Replies: 1514
Views: 259707

Re: Delta plans to emerge a "smaller" carrier

It's a given that ATL is safe. Anything else is up in the air. I do hope they retrench from SEA and keep to their other historic hubs.

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by DDR
Sat Mar 14, 2020 12:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020 - Part II
Replies: 1993
Views: 335396

Re: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020 - Part II

Wonder what will happen to Delta's SEA hub. How much will they cut, or will they operate these flights at a loss to compete with AS.

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by DDR
Wed Mar 11, 2020 10:46 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Travel Fears
Replies: 11
Views: 843

Re: Travel Fears

I think you will be completely safe taking a domestic flight. You couldn't pay me to get on a cruise ship right now though.

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by DDR
Thu Feb 20, 2020 3:19 pm
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Unable to log out and notifications
Replies: 1
Views: 1429

Unable to log out and notifications

This is weird. I am unable to log out. I have been unable to log out for a few weeks. And starting 2 days ago, I am receiving notifications for replies from threads that I have never even ed on. Is there a way to fix these issues?

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by DDR
Thu Feb 13, 2020 6:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Corona Virus outbreak - Aviation related News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1387
Views: 210619

Re: Corona Virus outbreak - Aviation related News and Discussion Thread

United787 wrote:
So how is Cathay Pacific still allowed to fly to the US? Are there any mainland Chinese airlines still flying to the US?


There should be no flights from China or Hong Kong until this epidemic is contained and eradicated.

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by DDR
Wed Feb 12, 2020 11:18 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Whose 747’s have you flown?
Replies: 77
Views: 2061

Re: Whose 747’s have you flown?

Swissair 747-300
JFK-GVA
ZRH-JFK
Lovely crews. Went as an exchange student. Flew in economy of course, but had the best meals I’ve ever had on a plane.

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by DDR
Wed Feb 12, 2020 11:12 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Nintendo to bring Switch Lounges to 4 U.S Airports
Replies: 7
Views: 992

Re: Nintendo to bring Switch Lounges to 4 U.S Airports

Iggy500 wrote:
If there will be an expansion of these lounges across U.S airports, I could also see these airports as possibilities:

BWI
DEN
IAH
LAS
LAX
MSP
SFO
TPA


Agree with LAS. It is a gaming town.

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by DDR
Wed Feb 12, 2020 11:04 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Will european airlines ever fly to australia again?
Replies: 16
Views: 1520

Re: Will european airlines ever fly to australia again?

Does QANTAS fly to anywhere in Europe other than London?

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by DDR
Wed Feb 12, 2020 10:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Corona Virus outbreak - Aviation related News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1387
Views: 210619

Re: Corona Virus outbreak - Aviation related News and Discussion Thread

I arrived in SFO last night. The immigration official asked me if I'd been to China in the last two weeks but he didn't check my stamps. Holy hell that is the slowest immigration facility I've ever used. I went to SFO's website and filled out a complaint form. They replied and blamed the wait time ...

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by DDR
Mon Feb 10, 2020 4:55 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What in Your Opinion has been the Ugliest Commercial Jet?
Replies: 90
Views: 4260

Re: What in Your Opinion has been the Ugliest Commercial Jet?

For me it’s a tie. A380 and Shorts 360.

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by DDR
Wed Feb 05, 2020 10:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Corona Virus outbreak - Aviation related News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1387
Views: 210619

Re: Corona Virus outbreak - Aviation related News and Discussion Thread

oldJoe wrote:
DDR wrote:
Just ban all flights into/out of China, including Hong Kong until this thing is over.


and it will cripple the worldwide economy


Uh, no it won't. Most goods from China are transported via cargo ships, not air travel.

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by DDR
Wed Feb 05, 2020 10:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Corona Virus outbreak - Aviation related News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1387
Views: 210619

Re: Corona Virus outbreak - Aviation related News and Discussion Thread

Just ban all flights into/out of China, including Hong Kong until this thing is over.

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by DDR
Fri Jan 31, 2020 11:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Family sue after being kicked off flight 'for body odour' 2019
Replies: 28
Views: 5508

Re: Family sue after being kicked off flight 'for body odour' 2019

No one should be forced to sit nest to someone with bad BO. That was my first thought. But, what about an economy passenger traveling clear across the globe that doesn't have lounge/shower access? It may not be bad hygiene, it may just be an example of flying for an extended period of time.

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by DDR
Fri Jan 31, 2020 1:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Launching OKC-LGA
Replies: 39
Views: 7917

Re: AA Launching OKC-LGA

Would love to see someone start TUL-OKC just for connections. I know it’s short distance but it could be part of through service on some routes.

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by DDR
Wed Jan 29, 2020 9:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Corona Virus outbreak - Aviation related News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1387
Views: 210619

Re: Corona Virus outbreak - Aviation related News and Discussion Thread

If the Chinese carriers keep flying, won't they just keep spreading the virus? What good does it do to cancel a BA flight to LHR when Air China is still flying to LHR? Will countries eventually ban Chinese airlines?

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by DDR
Wed Jan 29, 2020 8:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Corona Virus outbreak - Aviation related News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1387
Views: 210619

Re: Corona Virus outbreak - Aviation related News and Discussion Thread

Would be smart for all airlines to suspend service to China.

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by DDR
Fri Jan 24, 2020 9:50 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: US issues new rules restricting travel by pregnant foreigners, fearing the use of 'birth tourism'
Replies: 42
Views: 2463

Re: US issues new rules restricting travel by pregnant foreigners, fearing the use of 'birth tourism'

I commute between Miami and Tulsa. Actually a small town outside of Tulsa and let me tell you, 50% of the people here are native Spanish speakers. These people will hold the door for you when your coming into someplace. They will say excuse me when they bump into you. They smile when they make eye c...

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by DDR
Fri Jan 24, 2020 9:37 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Updated: More than 100 U.S. troops diagnosed with brain injuries from Iran attack
Replies: 120
Views: 656

Re: 34 US soldiers diagnosed with critical brain injuries after Iran strike, Trump dismisses brain injuries as "headache

So 17 are being treated and the rest are already back at work. Best wishes to those still being treated. “No US soldiers were injured” seems to not exactly have been the truth.

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by DDR
Fri Jan 24, 2020 9:31 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: JetBlue CEO Warns Flight Shaming Is Coming to the U.S
Replies: 109
Views: 9626

Re: JetBlue CEO Warns Flight Shaming Is Coming to the U.S

This is bs. Sorry, but in countries like the US, Canada, Russia, and China, the distances are so great that its better to put 100+ people together in a plane to get them from point A to point B. An A321 carrying 200 people 1000km has to be better than 200 cars driving the same distance. Short haul f...

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