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by phlswaflyer
Fri Sep 06, 2019 3:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA kicks passenger off airplane after he has allergic reaction to "emotional support" pet
Replies: 109
Views: 9828

Re: AA kicks passenger off airplane after he has allergic reaction to "emotional support" pet

slider wrote:
This emotional support bullshit has gone too far.

We can't go a single day without this being in the news now. Our entire society has become emotionally incontinent.


100% AGREE! Emotional support dogs are BS - and I love my dog more than anything, but I would NOT do that to another passenger.

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by phlswaflyer
Thu Jul 18, 2019 9:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing Expects a $5.6 Billion Hit for 737 Max Disruptions
Replies: 128
Views: 13984

Re: Boeing Expects a $5.6 Billion Hit for 737 Max Disruptions

and somehow Mulienberg will get a big bonus.....

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by phlswaflyer
Fri Jun 28, 2019 1:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KL 100 Year Festivities To Be Without First KL 787-10
Replies: 34
Views: 9572

Re: Boeing Screws Up KL 100 Year Festivities

A big damper for KLM: tomorrow morning the first Boeing 787-10 Dreamliner would land at Schiphol and thus herald the festivities around the 100th anniversary of the airline. But due to delivery problems, the arrival is canceled and the party will be celebrated with another random aircraft from the ...

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by phlswaflyer
Fri Jun 28, 2019 12:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: John Travolta Donates N707JT
Replies: 67
Views: 26614

Re: John Travolta Donates N707JT

So basically, he doesn't want to be burdened with the cost of owning it, maintaining it, etc. Easy way to dump it and be heralded as a generous hero because of his celebrity status. The cost to maintain and operate such an aircraft for a year far exceeds its value. It is math. So what? Good for him...

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by phlswaflyer
Mon Jun 10, 2019 4:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta saves the day with free charter
Replies: 113
Views: 19948

Re: Delta saves the day with free charter

On June 3rd. A group of OKC students heading to Washington for a class trip were left without a flight when their American Airlines flight was cancelled. The 41 students planned the class trip a year ago and were understandably quite disappointed. Luckily Delta came to the rescue and sent a CRJ-900...

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by phlswaflyer
Sat Jun 08, 2019 8:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways touches down in Pakistan after 10 years
Replies: 97
Views: 13242

Re: British Airways touches down in Pakistan after 10 years

“Do you know who my dad is? He is rich and we fly first class more than you.” A.net gold. The purpose of that statement wasn't to flaunt wealth but to spit in the face of someone who seems to think that not being White disqualifies you from being a Business Class passenger and thus makes you a &quo...

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by phlswaflyer
Sat Apr 20, 2019 6:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing' s Trouble: Claims of Shoddy Production Draw Scrutiny to a Second Boeing Jet
Replies: 116
Views: 25984

Re: Boeing' s Trouble: Claims of Shoddy Production Draw Scrutiny to a Second Boeing Jet

910A wrote:
I saw the article also..So we now have the 787 issues which have been ongoing , the Max issues, the AF Tanker issues, perhaps Boeing needs to shake up top management and re-evualute their procedures, goals, standards etc.


The MAX issue should have been the end of the CEO.

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by phlswaflyer
Tue Mar 19, 2019 5:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6476
Views: 718058

Re: Boeing CEO Message

Amsterdam wrote:
They have to wait for the reports and conclusions. Boeing is a company.


Of course and I get that - and there was a better way to do this. This made it worse IMHO.

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by phlswaflyer
Tue Mar 19, 2019 5:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6476
Views: 718058

Boeing CEO Message

http://www.boeing.com/commercial/737max/737-max-update.page#/letter As a diehard B fan and stockholder, I feel this is a terrible message because it misses the most important thing - an "apology", some form of concession. No doubt it was written by lawyers, its nothing more than a Boeing d...

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by phlswaflyer
Wed Mar 13, 2019 9:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How does Boeing "survive" this crisis?
Replies: 53
Views: 5381

How does Boeing "survive" this crisis?

How does Boeing successfully navigate its way through this?

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by phlswaflyer
Mon Mar 11, 2019 2:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CAAC ground all 737 MAX in China
Replies: 116
Views: 20225

Re: CAAC ground all 737 MAX in China(require confirmation)

Zaf wrote:
Still nothing from FAA and EASA. Strange times we live in. The Chinese care more about safety and peoples lives than €urope and U$A


A reckless and wrong statement to say the least.

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by phlswaflyer
Mon Mar 04, 2019 8:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: American Airlines to Modify Project Oasis Planes.
Replies: 258
Views: 50340

Re: Rumor: American Airlines to Modify Project Oasis Planes.

Economics is another concern. Should aviation market enters a downturn, AA can not fill the aircraft, that is a lot of capacity growth that would meet a potential free fall on passenger load factor figures. I personally think they made a wrong decide to increase so much capacity statewide by adding...

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by phlswaflyer
Sun Jan 27, 2019 12:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Assembling a $35 Million Rolls-Royce Trent XWB Engine Video
Replies: 17
Views: 3551

Re: Assembling a $35 Million Rolls-Royce Trent XWB Engine Video

I feel as if this is a way for you to get additional views on your own video. Other than that, the poor quality and annoying music distracted me from the facts that can easily be found in the brochure offered by RR. Thanks for sharing - I really enjoyed it. Since I'll never see it for real, it was ...

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by phlswaflyer
Tue Oct 30, 2018 2:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Describe AA in 3 Words Article
Replies: 117
Views: 13264

Re: Describe AA in 3 Words Article

Parker has always been a greedy ( my pocket first" "leader"). Isom is a chip off the Parker shoulder. As long as the clueless board pays these morons with stock apprecations, passengers will always be the enemy. Isom lives this credo. Parker fuels it.

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by phlswaflyer
Thu Sep 20, 2018 8:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA May End Ticket Changes If Congress Limits Fees - Bloomberg
Replies: 239
Views: 18775

Re: AA May End Ticket Changes If Congress Limits Fees - Bloomberg

As long as Parker is paid based on stock price......try paying him on customer satisfaction rankings and other such measures. Fees took hold as a way to offset rapidly rising oil prices. When those stabilized, AA and others decided they liked the fees - it made the stock price better and CEO pay is ...

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by phlswaflyer
Thu Sep 20, 2018 1:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA May End Ticket Changes If Congress Limits Fees - Bloomberg
Replies: 239
Views: 18775

Re: AA May End Ticket Changes If Congress Limits Fees - Bloomberg

Parker cares about Parker. Kirby cares about Kirby. They both come from the same school of " how much can we screw our customers and make ourselves rich..?" There is not and never has been a rationale for a ticket change fee and one as high as $200. Never. Ever. They will sell every seat ...

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by phlswaflyer
Thu Sep 20, 2018 1:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA May End Ticket Changes If Congress Limits Fees - Bloomberg
Replies: 239
Views: 18775

Re: AA May End Ticket Changes If Congress Limits Fees - Bloomberg

Parker cares about Parker. Kirby cares about Kirby. They both come from the same school of " how much can we screw our customers and make ourselves rich..?" There is not and never has been a rationale for a ticket change fee and one as high as $200. Never. Ever. They will sell every seat ...

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by phlswaflyer
Wed Sep 19, 2018 1:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA May End Ticket Changes If Congress Limits Fees - Bloomberg
Replies: 239
Views: 18775

Re: AA May End Ticket Changes If Congress Limits Fees - Bloomberg

Parker cares about Parker. Kirby cares about Kirby. They both come from the same school of " how much can we screw our customers and make ourselves rich..?" There is not and never has been a rationale for a ticket change fee and one as high as $200. Never. Ever. They will sell every seat b...

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by phlswaflyer
Fri Aug 31, 2018 10:12 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airline President thinks Parents Should Have to Pay More to Guarantee Sitting Together
Replies: 47
Views: 5057

Re: Airline President thinks Parents Should Have to Pay More to Guarantee Sitting Together

Typical response by another member of the "how to screw the passengers so the stock goes up and I make money" class and mentality of Doug Parker.

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by phlswaflyer
Sat Aug 18, 2018 1:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New airport for NYC and Philadelphia
Replies: 112
Views: 12628

Re: New airport for NYC and Philadelphia

What in the world? Did you just read the LGA Closure Thread and decide to make up your own on this cockamamie idea? Also, you realize that Dallas and Ft. Worth are not 90-100 miles apart like New York and Philadelphia right? You also realize that New York is many times the size of Philadelphia in t...

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by phlswaflyer
Fri Aug 03, 2018 2:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Gay couple allegedly bumped for straight couple...
Replies: 344
Views: 29446

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

BS. Pure and simple. A perfect PR opportunity for this guy. Played it for all its worth. "Excuse me, your gay, so we to give this a straight couple." Yeah, right.

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by phlswaflyer
Wed Aug 01, 2018 4:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Gay couple allegedly bumped for straight couple...
Replies: 344
Views: 29446

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

This entire thing is total BS. They got the best PR AND played this perfectly. Wow!!

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by phlswaflyer
Wed Aug 01, 2018 4:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Gay couple allegedly bumped for straight couple...
Replies: 344
Views: 29446

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

This is BS. Not buying it. This dude has just gotten the best PR ever. He played it and knew what he was doing.

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by phlswaflyer
Thu Feb 08, 2018 11:25 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: AA Advantage EQM Calculation Code
Replies: 6
Views: 2915

AA Advantage EQM Calculation Code

Has anyone actually been able to crack the code of how one can accurately calculate the EQM's for AA Advantage? I have already read everything they published ( inadequate), a ton of other stuff on the web and it seems that this is a really byzantine and secretive thing.

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by phlswaflyer
Sat Jul 15, 2017 1:20 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Randy Tinseth
Replies: 19
Views: 3295

Randy Tinseth

Does anyone know why Randy TInseth has not posted on his blog ( now gone from the Boeing site) in months? Is he ok? Still with Boeing?

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by phlswaflyer
Tue Jun 06, 2017 11:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: John Travolta Donates N707JT
Replies: 67
Views: 26614

Re: John Travolta Donates N707JT

PEK777 wrote:
So basically, he doesn't want to be burdened with the cost of owning it, maintaining it, etc. Easy way to dump it and be heralded as a generous hero because of his celebrity status. The cost to maintain and operate such an aircraft for a year far exceeds its value. It is math.


Jealous much?

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by phlswaflyer
Sat Apr 29, 2017 1:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN CEO: Southwest to no longer overbook flights
Replies: 58
Views: 7861

Re: WN CEO: Southwest to no longer overbook flights

Clearly you don't understand what Southwest does. They are not Ryanair, they are the antithesis of them actually... Still Southwest was the source of inspiration for Ryanair. At least, Southwest in the late 1980s and early 1990s. Apparently since then Southwest has changed, and not in a good way if...

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by phlswaflyer
Sat Apr 29, 2017 1:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN CEO: Southwest to no longer overbook flights
Replies: 58
Views: 7861

Re: WN CEO: Southwest to no longer overbook flights

Gary Kelly the CEO of Southwest, said they have been working for years toward no overbookings and will not do so going forward. Nice corporate speak. He is essentially saying "We're trying to try to not overbook". Either allow overbooking or do not. As Yoda said, "Do or do not. There...

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by phlswaflyer
Tue Apr 11, 2017 7:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Another United gaffe - forces doctor off plane
Replies: 2119
Views: 130885

Re: Another United gaffe - forces doctor off plane

You got to be dead serious!!! I can't believe there are actually so many people here defending UA/security action. Good God! Something is wrong somewhere, I just can't pinpoint it! Shocking - I know. There is not now and never will be an excuse to have this happen. Those that think it is ok should ...

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by phlswaflyer
Mon Apr 10, 2017 11:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Another United gaffe - forces doctor off plane
Replies: 2119
Views: 130885

Re: Another United gaffe - forces doctor off plane

Unless UA violated the contract of carriage -which does not appear to be the case based on the limited information available - this is no gaffe. Airlines cannot and should not be in the business of picking IDBs based on whose time is most valuable. If this man's arrival in Louisville were truly as ...

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by phlswaflyer
Mon Apr 10, 2017 11:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Another United gaffe - forces doctor off plane
Replies: 2119
Views: 130885

Re: Another United gaffe - forces doctor off plane

Let me start with an analogy. Overbooking is like buying a ticket for a show/movie/convert/sporting event for months in advance; arranging for a babysitter, leaving work early to get there on time, paying for that expensive valet parking only to find out at the entrance that the organizer sold your...

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by phlswaflyer
Mon Apr 10, 2017 11:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Another United gaffe - forces doctor off plane
Replies: 2119
Views: 130885

Re: Another United gaffe - forces doctor off plane

Unless UA violated the contract of carriage -which does not appear to be the case based on the limited information available - this is no gaffe. Airlines cannot and should not be in the business of picking IDBs based on whose time is most valuable. If this man's arrival in Louisville were truly as ...

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by phlswaflyer
Fri Oct 07, 2016 4:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar Airways confirms 787-9 and 737 MAX order
Replies: 258
Views: 48388

Re: Qatar Airways to make "large" plane order "soon"

Qatar Airways Announce Order for 30 787-9 Dreamliners, 10 777-300ERs Announcement includes Letter of Intent for up to 60 737 MAX 8s Qatar Airways announced an order for 30 787-9 Dreamliners and 10 777-300ERs, valued at $11.7 billion at list prices, validating the value, reliability and performance o...

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by phlswaflyer
Fri Sep 16, 2016 9:36 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: American Airlines NEW Fare Class?
Replies: 11
Views: 3319

American Airlines NEW Fare Class?

I have been doing some booking for my trips in 2017 and I have now seen that AA seems to have eliminated all classes of travel - other than CHOICE and FIRST! What happened to the other two classes-CHOICE ESSENTIAL and CHOICE PLUS. Now there are only two classes and the much worsened AAdvantage progr...

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by phlswaflyer
Mon May 02, 2016 1:51 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: New Luggage Requirements
Replies: 10
Views: 2991

New Luggage Requirements

Does anyone have an update on the downsizing of luggage requirements specifically on American and Delta? Other than just another attempt to gouge more fees what is the actual reasoning for this? Most importantly does anybody have an outstanding recommendation for a new piece of luggage that they hav...

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by phlswaflyer
Sat Apr 30, 2016 12:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Doug Parker Leaving American?
Replies: 20
Views: 9589

RE: Doug Parker Leaving American?

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/Byrdluvs747" class="quote" target="_blank">Byrdluvs747</a> (<a href="#13" class="quote">Reply 13</a>):<br/><i>I don't consider him a real leader...

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by phlswaflyer
Sat Feb 13, 2016 10:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Profit Sharing Sets New Record
Replies: 81
Views: 11033

RE: Delta Profit Sharing Sets New Record

[quote=Jamake1,reply=19] Higher base pay does not incentivize workers to perform. Working towards a shared goal of striving for customer service, operational, and financial excellence is what motivates workers and helps them to feel a valued part of the organization. None of this is rocket science. ...

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by phlswaflyer
Sat Feb 13, 2016 10:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Profit Sharing Sets New Record
Replies: 81
Views: 11033

RE: Delta Profit Sharing Sets New Record

What a wonderful thing and a good reason to fly them - and this is something that would break the hearts of leadership at <acronym title="American Airlines (USA)">AA</acronym>! <acronym title="Air 2000 (United Kingdom)">DP</acronym> and crew would rather find new fees than send a good message to the...

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by phlswaflyer
Thu Jan 07, 2016 11:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spirit & Frontier Merger Looming?
Replies: 19
Views: 3866

RE: Spirit & Frontier Merger Looming?

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/Pe%40rson" class="quote" target="_blank">[email protected]</a> (<a href="#10" class="quote">Reply 10</a>):<br/><i>Which happens to all airlines very often...

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by phlswaflyer
Thu Jan 07, 2016 10:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Baldanza Out At NK, Bob Fornaro In (former FL CEO)
Replies: 91
Views: 10111

RE: Baldanza Out At NK, Bob Fornaro In (former FL CEO)

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/PlanesNTrains" class="quote" target="_blank">PlanesNTrains</a> (<a href="#80" class="quote">Reply 80</a>):<br/><i>I guess I think it makes total...

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by phlswaflyer
Thu Jan 07, 2016 9:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spirit & Frontier Merger Looming?
Replies: 19
Views: 3866

RE: Spirit & Frontier Merger Looming?

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/Pe%40rson" class="quote" target="_blank">[email protected]</a> (<a href="#8" class="quote">Reply 8</a>):<br/><i/></font></td></tr></table> Yep..he sure di...

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by phlswaflyer
Thu Jan 07, 2016 2:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spirit & Frontier Merger Looming?
Replies: 19
Views: 3866

RE: Spirit & Frontier Merger Looming?

I would be shocked if the DOT allowed another merger. In the meantime, I hope this fool winds up serving burgers at Burger King. Let him learn what cheap really feels like.

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by phlswaflyer
Thu Jan 07, 2016 1:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Baldanza Out At NK, Bob Fornaro In (former FL CEO)
Replies: 91
Views: 10111

RE: Baldanza Out At NK, Bob Fornaro In (former FL CEO)

I know Ben Baldanza personally, having met him at US Airways at a Customer Event in DC. We did not agree on how the airline should be run, but I owe him a debt which can never be repaid....his attempt in 2002 to make sure that only mileage earned on full fares would count toward elite status. I reme...

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by phlswaflyer
Sat Oct 31, 2015 10:31 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Did A Good Thing Ever Happen On Your Flight?
Replies: 39
Views: 5790

RE: Did A Good Thing Ever Happen On Your Flight?

Every single flight on WN has been an absolute pleasure. Kindness, humour and fun .

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by phlswaflyer
Sat Oct 31, 2015 10:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: So-called 'Captain Andy' Dead At 61
Replies: 1
Views: 7528

RE: So-called 'Captain Andy' Dead At 61

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/anrigu" class="quote" target="_blank">anrigu</a> (<a href="#0" class="quote">Thread starter</a>):<br/><i>NY Daily News reporting Andy Danziger d...

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by phlswaflyer
Fri Sep 25, 2015 4:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Kicks Zodiac To The Curb Over Delays
Replies: 56
Views: 14675

RE: American Kicks Zodiac To The Curb Over Delays

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/xdlx" class="quote" target="_blank">xdlx</a> (<a href="#33" class="quote">Reply 33</a>):<br/><i/></font></td></tr></table> Yes, kinda my entire ...

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by phlswaflyer
Fri Sep 25, 2015 1:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Kicks Zodiac To The Curb Over Delays
Replies: 56
Views: 14675

RE: American Kicks Zodiac To The Curb Over Delays

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/TVNWZ" class="quote" target="_blank">TVNWZ</a> (<a href="#22" class="quote">Reply 22</a>):<br/><i>Maybe your sarcastic humor is not quite up to ...

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by phlswaflyer
Fri Sep 25, 2015 12:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Kicks Zodiac To The Curb Over Delays
Replies: 56
Views: 14675

RE: American Kicks Zodiac To The Curb Over Delays

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/MAH4546" class="quote" target="_blank">MAH4546</a> (<a href="#12" class="quote">Reply 12</a>):<br/><i>There is no such fee. As Zodiac has failed...

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by phlswaflyer
Fri Sep 25, 2015 12:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Kicks Zodiac To The Curb Over Delays
Replies: 56
Views: 14675

RE: American Kicks Zodiac To The Curb Over Delays

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/AWACSooner" class="quote" target="_blank">AWACSooner</a> (<a href="#9" class="quote">Reply 9</a>):<br/><i/></font></td></tr></table> Exactly my ...

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