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by phlswaflyer
Fri Jul 17, 2020 2:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA & B6 announce Northeast Partnership
Replies: 323
Views: 41323

Re: AA & B6 announce Northeast Partnership

Arguably the most respected network planning guy in the business... look what he has done in SEA, LAX, and now the northeast. Now with better feed, their int'l business will be much more viable Again, how do you know B6 didn’t originate this and go to AA with it? Or Vasu is the man because he agree...

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by phlswaflyer
Thu May 28, 2020 12:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA staff layoffs coming
Replies: 86
Views: 13377

Re: AA staff layoffs coming

chonetsao wrote:
Will Doug Parker sign up to this?


NO such luck. He and Isom are all about themselves and their W2.

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by phlswaflyer
Sun May 24, 2020 3:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Airlines planning on squeezing competitors in weaker positions
Replies: 236
Views: 39094

Re: Southwest Airlines planning on squeezing competitors in weaker positions

flybry wrote:
Does Southwest have a death wish?


??..Just the opposite actually - and they will succeed BIG BIG time. They will rise once again and be bigger and stronger AND the greedy and vicious BIG 3 can't do a thing,.Parker is in trouble.

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by phlswaflyer
Wed Mar 11, 2020 9:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing Financial Discussion 2020
Replies: 432
Views: 60246

Re: Boeing in Crisis

Boeing is in deep trouble. They will declare BK and they will survive. I blame 20 years of corrupt GE based management. I blame a board and the last two CEO's who were motivated by stock price ( GE BS) and the ghost of Welch. Incompetent and woefully unprepared. Blood money. I blame the last two CEO...

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by phlswaflyer
Fri Mar 06, 2020 10:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing’s new CEO confronts its challenges
Replies: 70
Views: 10315

Re: Boeing’s new CEO confronts its challenges

Its one thing to blame your predecessor when you are an outsider, but to do so when you were part of the same leadership shows that nothing will change. Boeings culture is rotten and has been for a long time. It did not start with Mullinberg. They really needed fresh blood if there was to be any ch...

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by phlswaflyer
Fri Mar 06, 2020 8:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing’s new CEO confronts its challenges
Replies: 70
Views: 10315

Re: Boeing’s new CEO confronts its challenges

Saw it yesterday, a pretty blunt, un-PR department interview “I’ll never be able to judge what motivated Dennis, whether it was a stock price that was going to continue to go up and up, or whether it was just beating the other guy to the next rate increase,” he said, adding later, “If anybody ran o...

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by phlswaflyer
Tue Mar 03, 2020 1:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New AA uniform launches today
Replies: 54
Views: 8498

Re: New AA uniform launches today

Its really amazing how people are so against it...too much time on your hands. It's a NEW uniform. It's nice, fresh and sharp. I noticed it early today in my flight and good for them. The flight attendants were smiling and were proud of it. Jeez..move on. The only person upset is Parker and Isom be...

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by phlswaflyer
Mon Mar 02, 2020 11:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New AA uniform launches today
Replies: 54
Views: 8498

Re: New AA uniform launches today

Its really amazing how people are so against it...too much time on your hands. It's a NEW uniform. It's nice, fresh and sharp. I noticed it early today in my flight and good for them. The flight attendants were smiling and were proud of it. Jeez..move on. The only person upset is Parker and Isom bec...

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by phlswaflyer
Wed Jan 29, 2020 11:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing announces first annual net loss since 1997
Replies: 126
Views: 15971

Re: Boeing announces first annual net loss since 1997

Lots of great points on both sides, lots of great - and respectful - discussions of the two sides. Awesome job of not letting a thread get hijacked by bickering. For my two cents: Boeing is at probably the most important crossroads of its life - it now has to decide which road to go down: Road #1 l...

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by phlswaflyer
Wed Jan 29, 2020 10:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing announces first annual net loss since 1997
Replies: 126
Views: 15971

Re: Boeing announces first annual net loss since 1997

Fire the entire board. Arrest them with Muilenberg for invol manslaughter. Clawback the 82M in blood money that Milenberg sucked out of the company. Sue McInerney for whatever you can. His GE BS started this slide.

Hey a guy can wish...

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by phlswaflyer
Sat Dec 28, 2019 11:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Can Boeing make a great come back in 2020?
Replies: 211
Views: 28871

Re: Can Boeing make a great come back in 2020?

Within a year? No way. The company needs a major cultural reboot, and they've got a massive supply chain that will only get more unhappy and degrade in capacity the longer this drags on. This is in addition to already strained relationships from all the squeezing Boeing has been doing in recent yea...

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by phlswaflyer
Tue Dec 24, 2019 1:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing CEO resigns, David Calhoun named President and CEO
Replies: 300
Views: 39126

Re: Boeing CEO resigns, David Calhoun named President and CEO

Wow-all of this noise of the circumstance of his departure. Call it what you want - he is gone and good riddance. He was given an option/no option and the outcome is the same. What is sickening is that he will no doubt walk away with a ton of blood money. He will never talk about it. Maybe he gets a...

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by phlswaflyer
Thu Dec 05, 2019 9:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United CEO Munoz stepping down; Kirby appointed
Replies: 91
Views: 19790

Re: United CEO Munoz stepping down; Kirby appointed

Kirby was Parkers boy - that should tell you everything you need to know about the future demise of UA.

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by phlswaflyer
Tue Dec 03, 2019 11:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How would you fix AA?
Replies: 21
Views: 1989

Re: How would you fix AA?

wenders825 wrote:
how bored are you guys?


Kinda rude ....for those of us who depend on this crappy airline, its a fair question and one that allows people to vent a bit.

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by phlswaflyer
Tue Oct 22, 2019 9:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kevin McAllister To Leave Boeing
Replies: 67
Views: 15079

Re: Heads Start To Roll: Kevin McAllister To Leave Boeing

What about the frontline engineers and technical teams who had a hand in signing off the final product? I hope those teams are being shown the door too. Agreed. I think a complete house cleaning is in order. Anyone that can be proven to have known about the safety issues yet still signed off should...

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by phlswaflyer
Tue Oct 22, 2019 9:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kevin McAllister To Leave Boeing
Replies: 67
Views: 15079

Re: Kevin McAllister To Leave Boeing

The entire Boeing board is disgraced because they allowed the culture that led to the Max disaster to take hold and fester - if they didn’t even actively encourage it. They are not worth their money and need out. Boeing needs an activist investor to refurbish the weak leadership. Perfectly said. A ...

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by phlswaflyer
Tue Oct 22, 2019 9:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kevin McAllister To Leave Boeing
Replies: 67
Views: 15079

Re: Kevin McAllister To Leave Boeing

The company will never recover until the board grows a spine and does a complete house cleaning starting with the coward CEO. He is making sure that anyone but him gets their head lopped off and he stays and collects his ( blood-money) bonus.

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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: 13269

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: 16351

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: 10166

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: 28210

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: 21001

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: 14183

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: 27377

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: 751477

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: 751477

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: 5870

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: 21135

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: 53653

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: 3706

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: 13904

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: 19615

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: 19615

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: 19615

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: 19615

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: 5248

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: 13085

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: 30344

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: 30344

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: 30344

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: 3207

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: 3428

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: 28210

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: 8018

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: 8018

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: 135609

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: 135609

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: 135609

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: 135609

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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