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by OA412
Mon Jul 08, 2019 3:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ATH and AA will it grow?
Replies: 58
Views: 8976

Re: ATH and AA will it grow?

Even Vasu Raja, VP of Planning at AA, openly mentioned that they are thinking of JFK - ATH at a recent OneWorld meeting in London and that they are blown away by how well the new ORD - ATH route is performing. Please provide a link to a transcript of the OneWorld meeting, or other source substantia...

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by OA412
Fri Jul 05, 2019 10:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ATH and AA will it grow?
Replies: 58
Views: 8976

Re: ATH and AA will it grow?

Even Vasu Raja, VP of Planning at AA, openly mentioned that they are thinking of JFK - ATH at a recent OneWorld meeting in London and that they are blown away by how well the new ORD - ATH route is performing. Please provide a link to a transcript of the OneWorld meeting, or other source substantia...

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by OA412
Tue Jul 02, 2019 8:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta improves intl Main Cabin experience
Replies: 156
Views: 20814

Re: Delta improves intl Main Cabin experience

IIRC, DL is the only US3 also providing amenity kits and free liquor in Y. I'm not sure if it's clear this will continue when the new service is rolled out. Note that they mention "complimentary coffee, tea, wine, or water." No mention at all of complimentary spirits, or even beer. I wond...

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by OA412
Tue Jul 02, 2019 8:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta improves intl Main Cabin experience
Replies: 156
Views: 20814

Re: Delta improves intl Main Cabin experience

Guys, this thread is about changes to DLs international Y service, not FA compensation. If you want to discuss FA compensation, you may do so in a separate thread.

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by OA412
Tue Jul 02, 2019 8:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DCA to close for July 4th Celebration
Replies: 116
Views: 13440

Re: DCA to close for July 4th Celebration

I realize that this topic has political undertones, but please keep blatant political commentary out of this discussion. Political commentary is restricted to the non aviation forum. Thank you.

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by OA412
Thu Jun 20, 2019 11:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UPDATED: Delta announces JFK-BOM
Replies: 1003
Views: 144144

Re: UPDATED: Delta announces JFK-BOM

Per AirlineRoute.net frequency reduced to 5x weekly https://www.routesonline.com/news/38/airlineroute/284971/delta-1h20-mumbai-frequency-variations/ Will it even start? UA just cancelled. This is not a permanent reduction. Per the link, the reduction is in effect for a little over a month (March 29...

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by OA412
Tue Jun 11, 2019 2:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: G-BNLY at LAS cargo terminal?
Replies: 34
Views: 8809

Re: G-BNLY at LAS cargo terminal?

This Landor livery is by far the best IMO. What a good looking plane. Awesome that BA did this retro 747 thing, really something for us enthusiasts Amen to that. However, having flown G-BNLY to LAS in April, it was clear that she’s a very tired bird inside and in need of a deep refurbishment or ret...

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by OA412
Fri May 03, 2019 2:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Starts DEN - FRA today (5/2)
Replies: 17
Views: 3820

Re: United Starts DEN - FRA today (5/2)

Rdh3e wrote:
OA412 wrote:
UA857 wrote:
Did the Legacy UA ever fly this routes?

Yes. They flew it for one summer in the mid 2000s on a 772.

Summer 2001. Stopped mid-October, presumably due to 9-11.

Oh wow. I didn't realize it was that long ago. Thanks for the clarification.

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by OA412
Fri May 03, 2019 3:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Starts DEN - FRA today (5/2)
Replies: 17
Views: 3820

Re: United Starts DEN - FRA today (5/2)

UA857 wrote:
Did the Legacy UA ever fly this routes?

Yes. They flew it for one summer in the mid 2000s on a 772.

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by OA412
Thu May 02, 2019 2:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Did United ever have scheduled 777 service to Kai Tak
Replies: 13
Views: 2868

Re: Did United ever have scheduled 777 service to Kai Tak

Pic linked by OP clearly indicates it was the only UA 777 to ever visit Kai Tak. Thread closed.

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by OA412
Wed May 01, 2019 9:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why hasn´t Delta expanded since the 747´s retirement?
Replies: 52
Views: 8081

Re: Why hasn´t Delta expanded since the 747´s retirement?

Swadian wrote:
Some opinions on this thread are preposterous as they often are with DL threads. DL's Asia "gateway" is SEA and/or ICN, not DTW.

How is that preposterous? DTW is very much a DL gateway to Asia. SEA handles West Coast traffic, and DTW handles Midwest/East Coast traffic to Asia.

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by OA412
Fri Apr 26, 2019 2:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Russia civil aviation thread request?
Replies: 2
Views: 426

Re: Russia civil aviation thread request?

Go ahead and post one. I don't know of any prohibition on a Russian aviation thread.

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by OA412
Thu Apr 25, 2019 2:40 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Boy Scouts USA facing huge sex abuse lawsuits
Replies: 34
Views: 2715

Re: Boy Scouts USA facing huge sex abuse lawsuits

Thank god the Boy Scouts fought so hard to keep those awful, sinful gays out of their organization while simultaneously maintaining a "pervert fund" to pay off victims of sexual abuse. Great organization...

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by OA412
Wed Apr 24, 2019 3:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines "Evolution" to Globe Livery released
Replies: 1781
Views: 356741

Re: United Airlines "Evolution" to Globe Livery released

I'm surprised to see so many people praising this livery. I think it's awful. It has an LCC feel about it, not a global carrier feel. It's a pretty terrible evolution.

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LAX772LR wrote:

That tweet is an insult to innocent trash cans.

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by OA412
Fri Apr 19, 2019 1:41 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Another anti-gay Republican photoed with male partner
Replies: 114
Views: 8464

Re: Another anti-gay Republican photoed with male partner

einsteinboricua wrote:
Careful. Our resident fashionista and pink expert will weigh in on this.

For what it's worth, he (Aaron) looks stunning in that outfit!

Hahaha!! He does look good. I have such a love/hate relationship with him. He’s easy on the eyes, but he’s such a terrible person.

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by OA412
Thu Apr 18, 2019 5:27 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Another anti-gay Republican photoed with male partner
Replies: 114
Views: 8464

Re: Another anti-gay Republican photoed with male partner

Aaron Schock is gay? You could have knocked me over with a feather. This is the most shocking thing I've ever heard. :lol: Please, this pic proved it years ago. No straight man. Ever. In the history of the world. Would dress like this. https://queerty-prodweb.s3.amazonaws.com/wp/docs/2014/01/aaron-s...

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by OA412
Thu Apr 18, 2019 4:58 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: US reinstate sanctions on Cuba
Replies: 15
Views: 1101

Re: US reinstate sanctions on Cuba

Oh nooooo not evyl Cubana! Our penchant for vile dictators in general and the Trump admin in particular make this all a bit suspect. Either Trump is eager to undo everything Obama did, is playing a tit-for-tat, is going along with whatever Bolton suggests, or believes he can win Florida again by co...

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by OA412
Thu Apr 18, 2019 4:45 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Chick-fil-A Hits Turbulence At Three U.S. Airports
Replies: 165
Views: 14560

Re: Chick-fil-A Hits Turbulence At Three U.S. Airports

Chick Fil A is incredibly overrated, just like a lot of foods/establishments that Southerners think are god's gift to humanity (e.g. Krispy Kreme, Blue Bell Ice Cream, etc.). It's a chicken sandwich, it's not the second coming. Some of the SJW posts on here about "being oppressed" by "...

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by OA412
Wed Apr 17, 2019 5:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: When did United Fully Phase Out Rising Blue?
Replies: 25
Views: 4277

Re: When did United Fully Phase Out Rising Blue?

Rising Blue was still around on the mainline fleet well into 2013. I remember seeing what I’m pretty sure was the last 747 in those colors at SFO in May 2013. I saw at least one 744 (possibly two, but I cannot be certain) in those colors at SFO in August 2013, so Rising Blue was definitely still ar...

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by OA412
Mon Apr 15, 2019 10:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA Launches EWR/CPT
Replies: 107
Views: 19554

Re: UA Launches EWR/CPT

Interesting add. I'm surprised they didn't add JNB instead since CPT tends to be a more leisure-heavy market. DL isn't launching these types of routes because they don't have the right aircraft in their fleet to do it. ???? DL has been flying to Africa for about a decade including nonstop ATL-JNB se...

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by OA412
Sun Apr 14, 2019 4:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta announces reduction in recline on A320 fleet
Replies: 176
Views: 20588

Re: Delta announces reduction in recline on A320 fleet

A win would be increasing pitch throughout the cabin. Absolutely agree 100%, but we all know the airlines aren’t going to do that. They’ll just keep cramming more seats in, and when they do that, recline becomes a nuisance. Recline worked when seat pitch was greater than it is today. Recline is a t...

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by OA412
Fri Apr 12, 2019 5:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta announces reduction in recline on A320 fleet
Replies: 176
Views: 20588

Re: Major US carrier announces reduction in Recline

Something had to give. As they cram more seats into these aircraft, reclining becomes a bigger nuisance to those seated behind the reclining passenger. You practically end up with the back of their head in your lap. I don't recline domestically because I know how annoying it is when someone does it ...

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by OA412
Thu Apr 11, 2019 6:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Adds New Routes
Replies: 94
Views: 16337

Re: AA Adds New Routes

Aliqiout wrote:
I assume LGA-MTJ is Saturday only?

It would have to be as it's 1800 miles from LGA.

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by OA412
Tue Apr 09, 2019 2:54 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What was the America West experience like before the merger with US Airways? (Now AA)
Replies: 12
Views: 1252

Re: What was the America West experience like before the merger with US Airways? (Now AA)

I flew HP once in 1996, and only because DL rebooked me when I missed my connection. They were terrible. I was routed JFK-LAS-SLC. The 752 operating JFK-LAS had seen better days. Tattered, broken seats, window cover was loose allowing in cold air, and crew were meh to rude. To top it off, the flight...

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by OA412
Mon Apr 08, 2019 2:34 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The rise (and rise) of the imbecile
Replies: 19
Views: 2454

Re: The rise (and rise) of the imbecile

Also, for someone who presumably styles himself as “not an imbecile”, he doesn’t seem to understand the distinction between a democracy and a republic...in the slightest. Hard pass. What distinction? A republic is the form of democracy with a president at its helm, rather than a monarch as in a con...

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by OA412
Wed Apr 03, 2019 5:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6472
Views: 714162

Re: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide

I have just read the latest Leeham news article on this. How scary that you know the issue, you follow the instructions and yet it is still impossible to recover the plane. Blooming scary and really unforgivable in the modern world? Ah, but 'murican pilots with superior training to Johnny Foreigner...

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by OA412
Tue Apr 02, 2019 6:25 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The rise (and rise) of the imbecile
Replies: 19
Views: 2454

Re: The rise (and rise) of the imbecile

Also, for someone who presumably styles himself as “not an imbecile”, he doesn’t seem to understand the distinction between a democracy and a republic...in the slightest. Hard pass. What distinction? A republic is the form of democracy with a president at its helm, rather than a monarch as in a con...

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by OA412
Wed Mar 27, 2019 12:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Icelandair will not return to CLE, blames MAX8
Replies: 108
Views: 15778

Re: Icelandair will not return to CLE, blames MAX8

I can’t recall, had this always been planned as a seasonal service?

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by OA412
Wed Mar 20, 2019 4:52 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit comments Donald Trump Jnr
Replies: 9
Views: 1392

Re: Brexit comments Donald Trump Jnr

I really wish he'd sit down and let the adults do the talking. I wonder who was the ghost writer. Indeed. No way he wrote an op ed on his own. He lacks both the mental capacity and the interest to do so. 'Fredo Jr.' is a useless jerk of the first rank. He has no understanding of 'Brexit' but only to...

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by OA412
Wed Mar 20, 2019 2:25 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Democrats pandering for votes
Replies: 10
Views: 916

Re: Democrats pandering for votes

This post wasn't started with any serious intent, but rather to encourage mudslinging. As a result, it will be locked.

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by OA412
Tue Mar 19, 2019 10:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LY to start ORD-TLV
Replies: 2
Views: 376

Re: LY to start ORD-TLV

Already being discussed

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by OA412
Thu Mar 14, 2019 4:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH orders 20 B789 and 20 additional A350; Will sell 6 A380s back to Airbus
Replies: 351
Views: 54217

Re: LH orders 20 B789 and 20 additional A350; Will sell 6 A380s back to Airbus

Can we please have a mature discussion about this topic without resorting to calling each other fanboys or discussing other users? Thank you!

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by OA412
Thu Mar 14, 2019 12:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 1,200+ flights cancelled at DEN
Replies: 42
Views: 9728

Re: 1,200+ flights cancelled at DEN

My part of town didn’t get too much snow, but the wind was pretty brutal at times. Gate space may be an issue at ORD since LH went to DTW and BA went to LAS. Must be, as ORD makes more sense than DTW given the UA hub. With respect to BA, I’m surprised they didn’t select PHX since it’s also a partner...

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by OA412
Wed Mar 13, 2019 9:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 737MAX grounded in US
Replies: 7
Views: 1248

Re: 737MAX grounded in US

Please continue this discussion in the grounding thread.

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by OA412
Tue Mar 12, 2019 2:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British CAA grounds MAX 8
Replies: 16
Views: 2895

Re: British CAA grounds MAX 8

Since there's already a multi-page thread discussing grounding of the MAX, please continue the discussion there so that we don't clog the forums up with posts about every country ground and/or banning the MAX.

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by OA412
Tue Mar 12, 2019 3:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6472
Views: 714162

Re: Should airline regulators consider grounding B737 MAX series

I’m still of the mindset that these groundings are a bit premature and a bit unnecessary, but I completely respect the decisions of those that have. I think it’s just a massive domino effect that started with the CAAC. I have asked this question and have yet to get a response. What will satisfy tho...

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by OA412
Mon Mar 11, 2019 7:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi Q1 2019
Replies: 5474
Views: 716691

Re: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi

Eyewitnesses are notoriously unreliable, not just in aircraft investigation, but also with respect to violent crime. It makes sense. Watching an aircraft fall out of the sky or watching a person get shot are stress inducing experiences. Your not going to be thinking entirely rationally, no matter h...

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by OA412
Mon Mar 11, 2019 4:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi Q1 2019
Replies: 5474
Views: 716691

Re: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi

I always wonder how and why witnesses are so unreliable. I know not everyone knows about aircraft, but how hard is it to fully understand and comprehend what you’re seeing? Just weird how so many people claim to see fire and smoke when they really didn’t. I know I know it would be a very intense si...

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by OA412
Sat Mar 09, 2019 4:30 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Sen Warren wants to break up Google etc
Replies: 16
Views: 954

Re: Sen Warren wants to break up Google etc

When linking an article, please provide some commentary or summary. “Just keep talking” is not a summation of a linked article.

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by OA412
Tue Mar 05, 2019 6:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: VS, AF, DL, KL announce extensive codeshare
Replies: 41
Views: 9455

Re: VS, AF, DL, KL announce extensive codeshare

Time to see DTW-MAN opened up on either DL or VS They did, via AMS :banghead: Indeed. I can't imagine all that many people are begging for DTW-MAN. Outside NYC and Florida, MAN has been a tough nut to crack for US airlines. Both AA and DL have struggled to make JFK-MAN work, and that's in spite of ...

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by OA412
Tue Mar 05, 2019 4:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Express/Commutair incident 3/4 at Presque Isle, ME
Replies: 106
Views: 23931

Re: United Express/Commutair incident 3/4 at Presque Isle, ME

Please keep this thread on topic, and don't bring other airlines that have nothing to do with this incident into the equation. Thank you!

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by OA412
Mon Mar 04, 2019 4:56 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump blames Cohen hearing for summit failure.
Replies: 51
Views: 3078

Re: trump blames Cohen hearing for summit failure.

Has Trump ever admitted failure in his entire life ? His father f#cked his poor brain up much too early for Trump to have ever known what humility is. He has been mentally damaged since early childhood. That, and he learned from the Roy Cohn school of PR, which taught that you must never, ever admi...

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by OA412
Wed Feb 27, 2019 3:37 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Repub. Rep warns Cohen
Replies: 64
Views: 4253

Re: Repub. Rep warns Cohen

This is straight up intimidation. The representative should be stripped of committees . It's even more than that. This is witness tampering, a felony. Can a legal expert weigh in on here for me? How does Cohens testimony not violate attorney client privilege? There's a "crime-fraud" excep...

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by OA412
Fri Feb 22, 2019 8:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: US DOT awards Haneda slots
Replies: 765
Views: 132962

Re: US-Japan agree on additional Haneda slots; DOT to allocate

AA's LAS is also cray-cray, but at least they can use JAL to sell it as a de facto JL flight catering to the JL FFP base. DL can't do that with HNL and PDX just won't work. Do you think they will do as they did before? Operate PDX. Let it fail. Cry about the powerful Japanese JVs and then try to mo...

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by OA412
Fri Feb 22, 2019 3:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Applies To Operate Six New Routes To Tokyo Haneda
Replies: 1
Views: 1046

Re: United Applies To Operate Six New Routes To Tokyo Haneda

Lengthy thread already discussing this.

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by OA412
Thu Feb 21, 2019 10:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: US DOT awards Haneda slots
Replies: 765
Views: 132962

Re: US-Japan agree on additional Haneda slots; DOT to allocate

Delta: https://www.regulations.gov/document?D=DOT-OST-2019-0014-0005 In order of priority: 1. Seattle (SEA) 339 2. Detroit (DTW) 359 3. Atlanta (ATL) 772 4. Portland (PDX) 332 5. Honolulu #1 (HNL) 763 6. Honolulu #2 (HNL) 763 I've included DLs proposed aircraft type for each route. Also of note, p....

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by OA412
Wed Feb 20, 2019 6:07 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Nick Sandmann sues Wapo for 250 Mil
Replies: 211
Views: 17376

Re: Nick Sandmann sues Wapo for 250 Mil

These types of cases tend to have a very high bar to recovery, and actual malice is going to be very difficult to prove. I'm hoping the Post doesn't settle with the family. A "field trip to DC"? I went on a field trip to DC once, we went to the Smithsonian, the Library of Congress, the Hol...

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by OA412
Tue Feb 19, 2019 7:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Eastern Airlines "WHISPERJET"
Replies: 45
Views: 8329

Re: Eastern Airlines "WHISPERJET"

I am unable to attach the youtube link (operator error probably!) but go to youtube.com and in Search type in "USAir 727 Charlotte-San Francisco". It is from a Sept 1989 segment on a PI 727-200 then operating as US a month after merger. You'll get a feel for noise levels for a seat near t...

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by OA412
Tue Feb 19, 2019 5:58 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: US First Class vs EU Business Class
Replies: 58
Views: 5247

Re: US First Class vs EU Business Class

Someone83 wrote:
There used to be «proper» business/first seats in Europe. As far as I know it disapeared in the 80s or around there

LH and SR were the last two airlines I can remember offering a separate F class cabin with 2 + 2 seating on intra-Europe routes. It disappeared in the early 90s, around '93 or '94.

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