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by DDR
Sat Oct 13, 2018 10:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UK Antitrust Regulator to Investigate AA-BA Atlantic JV
Replies: 20
Views: 3763

Re: UK Antitrust Regulator to Investigate AA-BA Atlantic JV

I think a review of UK-JPN should be way above this in terms of priority. Not if the UK just wants to pressure the US for an open skies UK-US agreement. If the US wants to open negotiations while UK leaves the common EU agreement, then this is something to make AA lobby for things going smoother Ag...

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by DDR
Wed Oct 10, 2018 10:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hurricane Michael
Replies: 48
Views: 6288

Re: Hurricane Micheal

Tornado warning in ATL right now.

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by DDR
Fri Oct 05, 2018 11:21 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: POTUS cell phone harrasment
Replies: 60
Views: 1772

Re: POTUS cell phone harrasment

You can always choose not to use a cellphone, if you want. If you do use one, you are using airwaves that are owned by the government, just leased to cellphone carriers. Might as well complain against those signs on the side of the road... Freakin’ signs. They’re everywhere! I say the government sh...

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by DDR
Fri Oct 05, 2018 11:20 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: POTUS cell phone harrasment
Replies: 60
Views: 1772

Re: POTUS cell phone harrasment

As long as I don't get a notice about a missile crisis about to hit Hawaii while I'm in the East Coast, I'm fine. I could see how this could be misused...especially by an administration that has yet to shown it can be trusted. I wouldn't be surprised if an emergency text was sent to a state with a ...

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by DDR
Fri Oct 05, 2018 11:14 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: "The biggest airline failures of all time, from Trump Shuttle to Laker Airways"
Replies: 85
Views: 6039

Re: "The biggest airline failures of all time, from Trump Shuttle to Laker Airways"

To me personally, the ones I miss the most are SABENA, Olympic, Eastern and Pan Am.

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by DDR
Wed Oct 03, 2018 11:28 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Aviation fan killed by drunk driver
Replies: 8
Views: 1829

Re: A thread you should probably read...

That's so sad. He sounds like quite a remarkable little guy. Prayers for his mom and pop.

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by DDR
Wed Oct 03, 2018 10:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Announces New Intl/Domestic Flights for 2019
Replies: 133
Views: 16759

Re: AA Announces New Intl/Domestic Flights for 2019

MD80 all gone early next year! LAX to TUL has zero to do with MX. Thank You! I have no idea why people on here do not think TUL can't support a nonstop LAX flight. And as I already said earlier, the previous AA nonstop MD-80 flight was not just for maintenance. AA could easily rotate plates to TUL ...

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by DDR
Tue Oct 02, 2018 11:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Announces New Intl/Domestic Flights for 2019
Replies: 133
Views: 16759

Re: AA Announces New Intl/Domestic Flights for 2019

I bet the LAX-TUL flight is, for all intents and purposes, a ferry flight to send an aircraft in for maintenance. On ORD-TUL, there is a very late arrival at TUL with a 738 and a very early departure from TUL with a 738. According to a 738 captain I know, that R/T is a ferry flight to rotate 738s i...

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by DDR
Tue Oct 02, 2018 1:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN Hawaii from DAL & HOU?
Replies: 84
Views: 7046

Re: WN Hawaii from DAL & HOU?

That would be a painful flight in any 737. Yuk! ....or A320/321. Both would be equally terrible. On the other hand, I love flying, so I'd be happy to take either. Exactly. This is supposed to be a site for people who love flying and airliners. I laugh at the people who think they are to good for th...

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by DDR
Fri Sep 28, 2018 10:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair - Guy chases missed plane onto the tarmac
Replies: 50
Views: 7138

Re: Ryanair - Guy chases missed plane onto the tarmac

eicvd wrote:
DDR wrote:
DarthLobster wrote:
Guess he didn’t pay the extra fee to board the plane when it isn’t moving


:rotfl: Now that was funny!!

Ah now, it wasn’t really


It WAS funny to me and I thank the poster for the laugh.

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by DDR
Fri Sep 28, 2018 6:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair - Guy chases missed plane onto the tarmac
Replies: 50
Views: 7138

Re: Ryanair - Guy chases missed plane onto the tarmac

DarthLobster wrote:
Guess he didn’t pay the extra fee to board the plane when it isn’t moving


:rotfl: Now that was funny!!

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by DDR
Mon Sep 24, 2018 11:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 9/23/2018:AA Adds PHL-SRQ; DL Drops CVG-MKE; Many F9 Changes
Replies: 106
Views: 12145

Re: OAG Changes 9/23/2018:AA Adds PHL-SRQ; DL Drops CVG-MKE; Many F9 Changes

DL's teetering with SLC-TPA to less than daily is frustrating. It's a freakin' hub. Make it work and flow some passengers over it if need be! (ATL can afford it). F9 PWN-TPA will be a great route! You know the Delta business plan EVERYTHING over Atlanta and we'll throw a bone or two to the other hu...

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by DDR
Mon Sep 17, 2018 6:19 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Part 6 (Final) trip to Kyrgyzstan - Back from Bishkek to London via Istanbul
Replies: 8
Views: 2318

Re: Part 6 (Final) trip to Kyrgyzstan - Back from Bishkek to London via Istanbul

Very nice trip report as usual. Thanks for the great pictures! Looking forward to the ice hotel report!!

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by DDR
Fri Sep 14, 2018 5:38 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Pilots/Flight Attendants: has a passenger ever tried to smoke on your flight?
Replies: 24
Views: 2075

Re: Pilots/Flight Attendants: has a passenger ever tried to smoke on your flight?

I've had it happen a few times on my flights. It is funny when the person denies they were smoking because you can smell it on them and in the lav. Our captain had a passenger arrested after landing in Buenos Aires because he did it not once, but twice on the flight. Captain said he would have never...

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by DDR
Fri Sep 14, 2018 5:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First Delta Airbus A220-100 Rolls Out Of Paints Shop
Replies: 80
Views: 17014

Re: First Delta Airbus A220-100 Rolls Out Of Paints Shop

Congrats to my friends over at Delta. She is a beautiful looking plane.

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by DDR
Wed Sep 12, 2018 11:56 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Missouri votes down right to work law
Replies: 54
Views: 1643

Re: Missouri votes down right to work law

I can PROMISE you that union dues are no where close to 50% of your pay. Not even remotely close.

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by DDR
Sat Sep 08, 2018 4:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How the heck did this type of baggage claim?
Replies: 11
Views: 4271

Re: How the heck did this type of baggage claim?

So along with sharing this video with lots of vintage plane footage, courtesy of AT&T of all companies, take a look at the baggage claim setup at the 2:10 mark. If I’m seeing it correctly, it had a carriage (like an ink jet printer) with a belt that expands to deposited luggage on a static shel...

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by DDR
Fri Sep 07, 2018 11:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Network Thread 2018
Replies: 400
Views: 48943

Re: American Airlines Network Thread 2018

miaami wrote:
Curious how the JFK-LAX/SFO trans-cons are doing? Could this be the next thing AA cedes to DL/B6?


AA will never exit the JFK-LAX market. Never.

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by DDR
Fri Sep 07, 2018 11:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: Interjet to sell its SSJ100 to focus on its A320 fleet.
Replies: 98
Views: 17781

Re: Report: Interjet to sell its SSJ100 to focus on its A320 fleet

Hybrid is a jack of all trades master of none technique. Great in limited competition market namely one sided competition ie no premium carrier or no ULCC. When there is heavy competition it falls apart. Hybrids don’t have the CASM to compete with ULCCs on price for price sensitive travelers, and d...

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by DDR
Fri Sep 07, 2018 11:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS launches SEA-PIT
Replies: 33
Views: 3882

Re: AS launches SEA-PIT

That was an awesome video. Good luck to all my friends at AS. Hope this route is a winner for them.

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by DDR
Thu Sep 06, 2018 11:27 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Should you read your partner’s texts?
Replies: 43
Views: 1541

Re: Should you read your partner’s texts?

Interesting topic. I have been married 23 years. We know each others passwords for everything; email, phones, etc. I just do not see the need for secrecy when you are in a secure relationship. This person is your partner in life, there should be no secrets. Just my opinion.

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by DDR
Thu Sep 06, 2018 11:18 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Burt Reynolds has passed away
Replies: 16
Views: 729

Re: Burt Reynolds has passed away

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MkPiQkgHR1o


That was one of the first movies I watched after my family emigrated to US. I thought for a few weeks that this was typical and these races were normal for Americans lol. Mr. Reynolds made me laugh many times. RIP Burt.
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EstherLouise wrote:


That was one of the first movies I watched after my family emigrated to US. I thought for a few weeks that this was typical and these races were normal for Americans lol. Mr. Reynolds made me laugh many times. RIP Burt.

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by DDR
Tue Sep 04, 2018 11:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LOT Polish Airlines to Miami
Replies: 27
Views: 5395

Re: LOT Polish Airlines to Miami

MalevA346 wrote:
Polish now is as Malev was back then.


No, LOT (not Polish) is a lot stronger than Malev ever was.

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by DDR
Tue Sep 04, 2018 1:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Typhoon Jebi hits Japan, KIX currently closed and underwater
Replies: 152
Views: 22449

Re: Typhoon Jebi hits Japan, KIX currently closed and underwater

The broken bridge is going to be the major -quite literal- roadblock going ahead. It is unusable for vehicles, and I doubt trains will be allowed on it before repairs are done, which could take weeks. They might have to setup an emergency ferry service in the meantime. There is quite a lot of damag...

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by DDR
Mon Sep 03, 2018 1:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LATAM loses emotional support dog
Replies: 32
Views: 4489

Re: LATAM loses emotional support dog

I am a huge dog fan. My most recent dog lived 17 years and when she passed it was truly like losing one of the family. But I would have never put her in the stressful situation of airplane flight. I can't imagine the fear she would have encountered in the cargo hold of an airplane. There are great ...

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by DDR
Fri Aug 31, 2018 10:16 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Falling in love with JAL: Saab 340 Sapporo Okadama to Hakodate | Photos + Video
Replies: 15
Views: 4022

Re: Falling in love with JAL: Saab 340 Sapporo Okadama to Hakodate | Photos + Video

This was a really great report and I loved the humor. Great video also. Can't wait for more from you!

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by DDR
Wed Aug 29, 2018 11:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air service announcement SRQ 08/28/18
Replies: 53
Views: 4695

Re: Air service announcement SRQ 08/28/18

santi319 wrote:
I can’t at the idea that a rental car center is directly affecting SRQ growth, taking it from TPA.... lmao you can’t make this up..only in a-net.


Sad but true my friend. Some of the stuff I read on a.net just makes me laugh.

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by DDR
Wed Aug 29, 2018 10:54 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: America asks Germany to block Mahan Air b/c terrorism support
Replies: 114
Views: 4583

Re: America asks Germany to block Mahan Air b/c terrorism support

Ambassador Grenell still does not unerstand what an Ambassador can do and what an Ambassador cannot do. Governments do not take orders from Ambassadors, nor do local companies. He should know that by now. If someone wants Mahan out of Europe they have to produce evidence why that should be. That ma...

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by DDR
Wed Aug 29, 2018 10:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Frontier announces HRL
Replies: 26
Views: 3217

Re: Frontier announces HRL

If you want to have a fun time. Take a look at their route map. It's pretty dizzying https://www.flyfrontier.com/travel/my-trips/route-map/ WOW. How many planes do they have? Looks like they must have a huge fleet to operate that many routes. I'm curious how the trips are created for the crews sinc...

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by DDR
Sat Aug 18, 2018 11:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH CEO claims LH sells the most premium seats — is it true?
Replies: 88
Views: 12556

Re: LH CEO Makes a Bold Claim but is it Actually True?

LH does have a good premium product. German efficiency.

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by DDR
Fri Aug 17, 2018 9:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What will supersede the Boeing 717
Replies: 78
Views: 9687

Re: What will supersede the Boeing 717

Re: Hawaiian- once the 717s start getting too old to keep going, couldn't turboprops be an option? Instead of 20 717s, how about 40 ATR-72s, or perhaps some future ATR that might come along in the next 15-20 years? It just seems to make sense to me- turboprops were made for efficiently flying lots ...

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by DDR
Fri Aug 17, 2018 8:50 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Aretha Franklin passes away after lengthy battle with cancer
Replies: 35
Views: 1212

Re: Aretha Franklin said to be "seriously ill".

She made a couple of good records, but I don't get the amount of praise being heaped on her. A lot of her stuff seems to sound the same, and she specialises in screeching with little melody. Nina Simone and (even) Dusty Springfield were much more powerful singers. Still, RIP. She made her mark. Hey...

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by DDR
Thu Aug 16, 2018 2:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UPDATED: AA drops ORD-PEK/PVG, reduces NRT
Replies: 456
Views: 58180

Re: AA drops ORD-PEK

AA has DFW, MIA, CLT, PHX, and LAX. No need to be the biggest in ORD.

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by DDR
Wed Aug 15, 2018 11:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta F/A's & Fleet Workers Could Vote on Union Soon
Replies: 228
Views: 13342

Re: Delta F/A's & Fleet Workers Could Vote on Union Soon

If the F/A's are smart, they will not vote in a union. I am also in a union at another carrier. It is constantly a fight about something. If the union is seen being friendly with management in any way, many members get mad. Yes, all you have to do is look at DL's numbers...in all categories...passe...

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by DDR
Tue Aug 14, 2018 10:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: So what’s Iran going to do now ?
Replies: 116
Views: 12183

Re: So what’s Iran going to do now ?

I understand the reasoning for prohibiting military aircraft sales to Iran, but I do not understand the issue with civilian aircraft. Why should we prevent the Iranian people from having safe, modern aircraft? No one wants to see innocent Iranians dying in crashes because they aren't allowed to have...

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by DDR
Sun Aug 12, 2018 6:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: QX employee steals and crashes Q400 near SEA
Replies: 705
Views: 94036

Re: Updated: AS employee steals and crashes Q400 at SeaTac

Do companies have the ability to send commands to a particular planes auto-pilot? (and apologies for being one of those who registers due to a particular incident, huge amateur aviation nut and intend to stick around :)) Welcome to A.net! Companies do not have the ability to control the auto pilot ...

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by DDR
Fri Aug 10, 2018 9:26 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why does Emirates even serve alcohol to Dubai
Replies: 86
Views: 9511

Re: WHy does Emirates even serve alcohol to Dubai

I don't think they were too happy with her filming them without permission either.

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by DDR
Thu Aug 09, 2018 10:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: HA Operations/Network
Replies: 84
Views: 6840

Re: HA Operations/Network

I just don't see any European service in the near future. Those routes would take up a lot of flying time and I'm very skeptical about the yields on such routes. I'm not even sure a HNL-LAX-XXX routing would make any money.

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by DDR
Wed Aug 01, 2018 10:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Motley Fool: American Airlines profit plunging after Q2 results
Replies: 115
Views: 17039

Re: AA on death's door per Motley Fool...

AA's worst nightmare will be realized if fuel prices continue to go up. Whats AA's worst nightmare you say? Well, according to the CEO, "We will never lose money again". Their debt is the highest in the industry. Why do you think they deferred all those A321's until 2024? You don't think ...

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by DDR
Wed Aug 01, 2018 10:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Gay couple allegedly bumped for straight couple...
Replies: 344
Views: 27456

Re: Gay couple allegedly bumped for straight couple...

I am sick and tired of short-tempered prima donnas who don't get their way screaming "discrimination" .. Then jumping on social media to stir the pot even more.. so they get a whole bunch of uninformed yo-yos claiming "there ought to be a law" or "boycott" this company...

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by DDR
Tue Jul 31, 2018 11:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Gay couple allegedly bumped for straight couple...
Replies: 344
Views: 27456

Re: Gay couple allegedly bumped for straight couple...

These two guys need to get over it. You had to sit separately for a few hours. Big deal. People don't always have to make special accommodations just because of your lifestyle. She asked you to move BEFORE she even knew you were gay, just move on. WRONG! SO VERY WRONG! “Lifestyle” is a bigot doggy ...

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by DDR
Tue Jul 31, 2018 11:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Gay couple allegedly bumped for straight couple...
Replies: 344
Views: 27456

Re: Gay couple allegedly bumped for straight couple...

[quote="AEROFAN"

There is something strange about this though, if the seats are in the premium cabin wouldn't it be 2 and 2 seating? If one person was asked to give up his seat does this mean the male/female couple were going to be in seats C and D?[/quote]

They were NOT in first class.

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by DDR
Tue Jul 31, 2018 11:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What would DAL be like if the gate cap went away?
Replies: 36
Views: 3572

Re: What would DAL be like if the gate cap went away?

A few questions as a European who is not very familiar with Dallas Love Field: - What does the gate cap mean? - What does "token service" mean? Hi MartijnNL, gate cap means that at the present time, DAL cannot add any gates. token service means just a few flights, one or two per day so th...

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by DDR
Tue Jul 31, 2018 11:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What would DAL be like if the gate cap went away?
Replies: 36
Views: 3572

Re: What would DAL be like if the gate cap went away?

AA tried DAL and decided their assets were better used at DFW so I do not think AA would add flights at DAL. I honestly think that if the gate cap went away, you would just see WN adding flights. As much as DL loves to cry foul, I don't think they would add any additional cities, just keep their ATL...

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by DDR
Sat Jul 28, 2018 10:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: US airlines cave In to Chinese demands about Taiwan
Replies: 101
Views: 16437

Re: China Threatens U.S. Airlines Over Taiwan References

South China Sea is an inner marine body of China since it was found five millennia ago. This is indisputable. Are you one of those central government posters that goes around making propaganda posts on social media. The South China Sea is named that way as it is a geographical fact it is south of C...

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by DDR
Sat Jul 28, 2018 10:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dog opened cargo door on B737 during approach to SVO
Replies: 25
Views: 8178

Re: Dog opened cargo door on B737 during approach to SVO

Fake or not, how come big dogs have to travel AVIH? It’s such a stress for them. Wouldn’t it possible to accommodate them in the cabin? Helper dogs for the non seeing ou support animals are tolerated, so why do they still flip in the hold? Regulation? Sanitation? SR380 I agree with you. It is stres...

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by DDR
Sat Jul 28, 2018 3:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Intl’ Economy Meal Trial
Replies: 54
Views: 10054

Re: Delta Intl’ Economy Meal Trial

Congrats to DL. Don’t understand people complaining on here. Can bet that 99% of the people complaing have not experienced this service.

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by DDR
Fri Jul 27, 2018 11:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dua Lipa Criticizes United Flight Attendant on Twitter Over Response to Sister's Nut Allergy
Replies: 168
Views: 11432

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

enilria wrote:
DDR wrote:
Why didn't the flight attendant just say that UA does not serve pre-packaged peanuts. His response was a little "dramatic."

How do you know she didn't say that?

I'm just going by what was posted.

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by DDR
Wed Jul 25, 2018 11:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sun Country Switch to Contractor at MSP Becomes Disaster
Replies: 97
Views: 12117

Re: Sun Country Switch to Contractor at MSP Becomes Disaster

I miss my cheeseburgers onboard. Last time I flew them was to LAS in 2005. I've had friends fly with them since and they have more complaints each time they fly. Sun Country's Facebook page started coming under withering attacks when changes to the airline were announced last fall. Things have only...

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by DDR
Wed Jul 25, 2018 11:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dua Lipa Criticizes United Flight Attendant on Twitter Over Response to Sister's Nut Allergy
Replies: 168
Views: 11432

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

FriscoHeavy wrote:
Chalk me up as to one who does not know who this no-name 'pop star' is. Never heard the name in my life. Pretty sure she shouldn't be treated any differently than anyone else.


You aren't alone. I've never heard of her.

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