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by jeffh747
Tue Mar 24, 2020 8:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Frontier Airlines Network Thread - 2020
Replies: 120
Views: 16985

Re: Frontier Airlines Network Thread - 2020

A319s haven't flown in a while. They were supposed to be retired through 2020, gone no later than 2021. I think they might have been prematurely withdrawn from service due to the effects of the coronavirus. Hoping that's the biggest outcome for F9 during this crisis, and they can weather the storm.

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by jeffh747
Mon Mar 02, 2020 5:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Thief River Falls switching to Denver Air Connection from Boutique Air
Replies: 13
Views: 2571

Re: Thief River Falls switching to Denver Air Connection from Boutique Air

This was discussed briefly in the OAG thread, but I think it merits its own thread. I'm very surprised Denver Air Connection bid on this EAS contract, because it will be their only route that does not serve Denver. It would be nice if Denver Air Connection extended their current Denver-Alliance rou...

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by jeffh747
Thu Feb 27, 2020 8:53 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Flying for Fun?
Replies: 20
Views: 1345

Re: Flying for Fun?

A younger version of myself would absolutely love the idea of flying to a destination and coming back just for fun. Fortunately however, I don’t have to do it as much since as a result of especially my more recent travels and work, I’ve been able to fly a lot more frequently! While that means flying...

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by jeffh747
Fri Feb 14, 2020 1:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Jersey Aviation Thread (EWR, ACY, TTN) - 2020
Replies: 46
Views: 3027

Re: New Jersey Aviation Thread (EWR, ACY, TTN) - 2020

ACY is a bit surprising considering the role it's played over the years by being connected to other hubs in the Northeast and it's proximity to PHL. I'm a bit shocked that AA doesn't have service to DCA or PHL by now and I think it's long overdue for DL to at least have a CR7 or CR9 to ATL or DTW b...

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by jeffh747
Wed Feb 12, 2020 3:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Jersey Aviation Thread (EWR, ACY, TTN) - 2020
Replies: 46
Views: 3027

Re: New Jersey Aviation Thread (EWR, ACY, TTN) - 2020

ACY is a bit surprising considering the role it's played over the years by being connected to other hubs in the Northeast and it's proximity to PHL. I'm a bit shocked that AA doesn't have service to DCA or PHL by now and I think it's long overdue for DL to at least have a CR7 or CR9 to ATL or DTW b...

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by jeffh747
Fri Jan 17, 2020 11:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Jetblue trims LGB further
Replies: 306
Views: 40383

Re: Updated: Jetblue trims LGB further

[ That’s nice and all but going to the Caribbean in boarding group C, the kids sit in the back by themselves and the wife and I sit in 2 aisle seats two rows apart. Yeahhh no thanks. Enjoy. It's called "Early Bird" look into it - it's still cheaper than JetBlue's new bag fees.[/quote] Eve...

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by jeffh747
Mon Jan 13, 2020 7:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AC35 diverts to HNL after passenger dies onboard.
Replies: 56
Views: 13432

Re: AC35 diverts to HNL after passenger dies onboard.

The visitor organization that helps travelers in distress sounds like a great outfit. Yes I think that is a highlight of this otherwise traumatic experience for the passengers and crew members. I'm sure other airports/cities have organizations like this but it seems like their efforts certainly hel...

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by jeffh747
Mon Jan 13, 2020 3:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aeroflot New Livery?
Replies: 64
Views: 16315

Re: Aeroflot New Livery?

I like it. Nice modern update. Sucks to see the silver go but perhaps it's a similar paint to AA's? AA's current livery looks the same color under those overcast conditions. The larger flag and titles are make it more modern. They could've done much worse to be honest.

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by jeffh747
Fri Jan 10, 2020 3:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: RUMOUR: JetBlue Suspends Codeshare agreements with Emirates over advisory areas.
Replies: 34
Views: 9917

Re: RUMOUR: JetBlue Suspends all Codeshare agreements with Emirates

Interesting, especially for the impact on EK's FLL flight. I would imagine the codeshare with B6 was a driving factor in their decision to come here instead of MIA. Without that, I wonder how many PNRs were affected and how the flight is doing with only EK pax.

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by jeffh747
Tue Jan 07, 2020 3:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus To Offer Dimmable Windows
Replies: 140
Views: 15835

Re: Airbus To Offer Dimmable Windows

I love the dimmable windows on the 787. It’s a great compromise between being able to see outside and being respectful to those in the cabin who want to sleep. You can still see outside pretty decently, and the seat mates get to sleep. Better than the alternative which would be the crew asking ever...

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by jeffh747
Tue Jan 07, 2020 5:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus To Offer Dimmable Windows
Replies: 140
Views: 15835

Re: Airbus To Offer Dimmable Windows

I love the dimmable windows on the 787. It’s a great compromise between being able to see outside and being respectful to those in the cabin who want to sleep. You can still see outside pretty decently, and the seat mates get to sleep. Better than the alternative which would be the crew asking every...

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by jeffh747
Fri Dec 20, 2019 3:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MIA Concourse G
Replies: 11
Views: 2984

Re: MIA Concourse G

Hi there, There is a forum post from about 16 years ago that has a little bit of info: https://www.airliners.net/forum/viewtopic.php?t=225521 with some good pictures. It definitely feels like it's straight from the 80s. While it lacks a ton of modern amenities, I myself am using it tomorrow am and l...

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by jeffh747
Wed Dec 11, 2019 8:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aegean new livery
Replies: 180
Views: 53936

Re: Aegean new livery

Slightly off topic but why are more airlines going with the raccoon mask on the neos? It has to be an option since most neos don't have the mask, but it's interesting seeing more and more airlines add the mask to their Airbuses, including SAS which has the mask on their A320ceos now.

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by jeffh747
Mon Nov 04, 2019 9:05 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Retro liveries we’ll (likely) never see
Replies: 42
Views: 3467

Re: Retro liveries we’ll (likely) never see

Virgin America since AS couldn't repaint those red tails fast enough!

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by jeffh747
Fri Oct 18, 2019 5:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flybe to become Virgin Connect in 2020
Replies: 151
Views: 41078

Re: Flybe to become Virgin Connect in 2020

I saw this elsewhere today. Official rendering or not, I've no idea... http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v336/whisky110/FB_IMG_1571398148728.jpg Looks beautiful but I doubt that is an official rendering. The tail logo is different and not as clean as the branding on the current Virgin Atlantic tail...

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by jeffh747
Fri Oct 18, 2019 5:29 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What's your favourite airline livery and why?
Replies: 13
Views: 5319

Re: What's your favourite airline livery and why?

My favorite livery today is Frontier's because the different animals on the tail are always unique and fun to see and I love their modern branding that pays homage to the Saul Bass stylized F. A runner up would be Virgin Atlantic's because there's just something about that silver fuselage and ruby r...

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by jeffh747
Tue Oct 15, 2019 3:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MIA - Major Airport With No CRJ Service
Replies: 46
Views: 8971

Re: MIA - Major Airport With No CRJ Service

Come to think of it I don't believe there's any scheduled CRJ service in FLL. FLL gets the occasional CRJ9 from RDU on DL. It's a healthy mix of 717/A319/A320/CRJ9. Pretty sure MCO has zero CRJs however. I think DL STL-MCO was on one but they axed that this year Wow! I had no idea that DL flew that...

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by jeffh747
Mon Oct 14, 2019 11:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MIA - Major Airport With No CRJ Service
Replies: 46
Views: 8971

Re: MIA - Major Airport With No CRJ Service

bohica wrote:
Come to think of it I don't believe there's any scheduled CRJ service in FLL.

FLL gets the occasional CRJ9 from RDU on DL. It's a healthy mix of 717/A319/A320/CRJ9.

Pretty sure MCO has zero CRJs however.

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by jeffh747
Fri Oct 11, 2019 9:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Miami Air new livery
Replies: 17
Views: 5631

Re: Miami Air new livery

Yeah my first thought was that it looks identical to United. Would be shocked if they don't get a visit from a few lawyers in Chicago.

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by jeffh747
Tue Oct 08, 2019 5:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What Was Spirit Like Before Becoming a ULCC?
Replies: 42
Views: 8350

Re: What Was Spirit Like Before Becoming a ULCC?

F9 was dramatically different today than of yesterday. PTVs at every seat, and they served free light meals and hot snacks (muffins, donuts, cookies, croissant breakfast sandwiches) until around 2008/2009. 2008 was the last time I flew them before their path to the dark side. I even canceled my cre...

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by jeffh747
Tue Oct 01, 2019 9:11 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Anyone seen new UAL Livery In Person
Replies: 25
Views: 3703

Re: Anyone seen new UAL Livery In Person

Looks like I'm in the minority. I love the new livery and it does it's job with modernizing and unifying the brand. The gradient on the tail especially looks great. It's an evolution that builds off an already strong brand, while saving costs and they did a great job with it.

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by jeffh747
Tue Oct 01, 2019 9:11 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Anyone seen new UAL Livery In Person
Replies: 25
Views: 3703

Re: Anyone seen new UAL Livery In Person

Looks like I'm in the minority. I love the new livery and it does it's job with modernizing and unifying the brand. The gradient on the tail especially looks great. It's an evolution that builds off an already strong brand, while saving costs and they did a great job with it.

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by jeffh747
Sat Sep 07, 2019 10:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways cancels Fort Lauderdale service
Replies: 142
Views: 33062

Re: British Airways cancels Fort Lauderdale service

Is it the signal of FLL decline? Nah, the only reason they were on the route was to force Norwegian off of it. Now that BA got what they wanted, it's up to NAX to decide whether they want to come back and re-consolidate their operations. If NAX or EK decided to cut their routes from FLL altogether ...

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by jeffh747
Sat Sep 07, 2019 3:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways cancels Fort Lauderdale service
Replies: 142
Views: 33062

Re: British Airways cancels Fort Lauderdale service

Is it the signal of FLL decline? Nah, the only reason they were on the route was to force Norwegian off of it. Now that BA got what they wanted, it's up to NAX to decide whether they want to come back and re-consolidate their operations. If NAX or EK decided to cut their routes from FLL altogether ...

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by jeffh747
Sun Sep 01, 2019 3:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 9/1/2019:AS Massive Changes, Drops SAN-ABQ/ELP/MCI/MSP/OMA/STL,SFO-ABQ/MCI,LAXPHL,BURSJC;AA Adds FAI-DFW/ORD
Replies: 125
Views: 20902

Re: OAG Changes 9/1/2019:AS Massive Changes, Drops SAN-ABQ/ELP/MCI/MSP/OMA/STL,SFO-ABQ/MCI,LAXPHL,BURSJC;AA Adds FAI-DFW

Thank you for this report. A lot of interesting information to digest here this week! A few thoughts on this week’s changes: 1. That DL FLL-NAS flight seems pretty random. Anyone know the reasoning for it and what equipment? 2. Incredibly disappointing to see AS drop LAX/SFO from PHL. I’d be interes...

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by jeffh747
Wed May 22, 2019 5:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Laudamotion to become Lauda
Replies: 31
Views: 8245

Re: Laudamotion to become Lauda

You are aware, I believe, that the accident report is available online for you to read, neglecting the need to 'think' about what happened? Let me just say this, when the dust settled Niki visited Boeing in Seattle, where they told him the fault was technical in nature and totally absolved Lauda Ai...

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by jeffh747
Tue May 14, 2019 10:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New United Safety Video - Spiderman Theme
Replies: 49
Views: 5680

Re: New United Safety Video - Spiderman Theme

I love seeing all the people upset over a safety video. It’s entertaining for sure and will be effective in obtaining the attention of passengers who otherwise wouldn’t be paying attention to the safety briefing. I may be biased however, in saying that it is still nowhere nearly as good as the VX sa...

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by jeffh747
Tue May 14, 2019 2:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ironic DL Flight Number
Replies: 53
Views: 10751

Re: Ironic DL Flight Number

B6 500 was the JFK-DAB flight (Daytona 500) B6 1776 is PHL-BOS My personal favorite is NK’s FLL-LAS flight which is 777. A number of other airlines also have LAS flights with the 777 number. Honorable mention was AY’s CPH-HEL flight 666. Imagine saying you’re going to HEL on flight 666. These are al...

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by jeffh747
Fri May 10, 2019 6:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jetblue A320 refurbish thread
Replies: 615
Views: 109185

Re: Jetblue A320 refurbish thread

It’s about time they painted an NHL livery. They’ve gotta do one with the Florida Panthers next given their partnership with each other and the huge FLL base.

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by jeffh747
Sat Apr 27, 2019 1:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Use of PHL Runway 17/35
Replies: 12
Views: 2092

Re: Use of PHL Runway 17/35

Forgot to mention it was a jetBlue A320, if that clarification helps anything

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by jeffh747
Sat Apr 27, 2019 1:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Use of PHL Runway 17/35
Replies: 12
Views: 2092

Re: Use of PHL Runway 17/35

Not just WN. I flew in to PHL on an A320 a few months ago and was surprised we used 35. Certainly a unique approach compared to the monotony of using the 27s/9s.

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by jeffh747
Wed Mar 20, 2019 11:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American A321NEO Cabin Shots
Replies: 106
Views: 19003

Re: American A321NEO Cabin Shots

Christ, it's a flying nightclub. I thought ending VX put this garbage to bed, already? Garbage?! LOL it is for this reason that I will avoid AS, which lacks that exciting, fun loving vibe that VX was famous for. I’d rather be traveling in a cool flying nightclub than Blah Airlines. It makes for a w...

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by jeffh747
Wed Mar 13, 2019 2:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Miami to Asia still in the works
Replies: 132
Views: 14003

Re: Miami to Asia still in the works

Using the A359 for domestic ops isn’t really a waste of a plane for JAL considering the sheer amount of demand in that market. Might as well replace some of the older 772s/77Ws with the more fuel efficient A350s. A true waste of the plane would be neglecting their domestic ops and flying it to a mar...

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by jeffh747
Mon Mar 04, 2019 3:14 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Should airlines ditch AVODs for inflight internet?
Replies: 52
Views: 5196

Re: Should airlines ditch AVODs for inflight internet?

Personally, I believe the future of IFE for both short and long haul flights is that tablet system developed by Delta Flight Products, which debuted on the CSeries last month. It’s lightweight, cheaper, and they’re interchangeable, thus significantly reducing weight and maintenance costs. It gives p...

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by jeffh747
Wed Feb 20, 2019 4:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA retaliates against NK, ups frequencies on CLT-BWI/FLL/MCO/EWR, plans more growth
Replies: 85
Views: 11023

Re: AA retaliates against NK, ups frequencies on CLT-BWI/FLL/MCO/EWR, plans more growth

Wow - this just comes across as so petty by AA. Going head to head with NK is going to trash their yields even more which will lead to even more cuts and densification of their domestic fleet, and the worse they make their product (and continue to devalue AAdvantage), the less motivation there is f...

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by jeffh747
Thu Feb 07, 2019 5:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New TTN Terminal Proposal
Replies: 11
Views: 2562

Re: New TTN Terminal Proposal

Why? Basically no airlines fly to TTN and no one ever will. Frontier Airlines has a pretty decently sized crew base and focus city there. It’s highly preferable over ACY/PHL for those in South/Central Jersey and Eastern PA because of how easy it is to use and it’s location (being right off of 295)....

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by jeffh747
Wed Jan 30, 2019 2:27 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: UA just announced free DIRECTV
Replies: 49
Views: 7043

Re: UA just announced free DIRECTV

If I am in F, I rarely watch their free DIRECTV. Just not interested. How many passengers in Y are actually buying it? Has it ever made money for either UA or DIRECTV? Probably not when you factor in the huge upfront cost of installation. Whenever I fly United in Y, I always pay for it. Makes a hug...

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by jeffh747
Mon Jan 28, 2019 9:33 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: AA ranked last or next to last for 10 years in WSJ Airline rankings.
Replies: 18
Views: 2751

Re: AA ranked last or next to last for 10 years in WSJ Airline rankings.

It’s been excruciatingly obvious that AA’s management has driven customer satisfaction into the ground. Yanking TVs out of their aircraft, reducing seat pitch while increasing airfare and devaluing FF miles has done nothing for me but turn me off from what used to be my favorite carrier. I’ve had mu...

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by jeffh747
Wed Jan 23, 2019 4:29 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Possible names for David Neelemans new airline?
Replies: 12
Views: 1652

Re: Possible names for David Neelemans new airline?

'Splash' sounds like something they would avoid at all costs, especially flying over bodies of water.... 'EastWest' was the name of a historic and well-regarded Australian airline as well as a completely separate Indian airline... Both currently unused and certainly not related to the US airline in...

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by jeffh747
Wed Jan 23, 2019 4:28 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Possible names for David Neelemans new airline?
Replies: 12
Views: 1652

Re: Possible names for David Neelemans new airline?

'Splash' sounds like something they would avoid at all costs, especially flying over bodies of water.... 'EastWest' was the name of a historic and well-regarded Australian airline as well as a completely separate Indian airline... Both currently unused and certainly not related to the US airline in...

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by jeffh747
Tue Jan 22, 2019 2:03 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Best window seat on WestJet 73G?
Replies: 8
Views: 1200

Re: Best window seat on WestJet 73G?

Hello everyone, It would appear that SeatGuru was incorrect on this instance, and the airline seat map was accurate. There was actually a seat in front of me. Perhaps this 73G was in a newer or older configuration? Oh well, next time I’ll just take a seat in the back at booking so I don’t have to st...

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by jeffh747
Wed Jan 16, 2019 3:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aer Lingus Announces Upcoming Brand Refresh
Replies: 521
Views: 95639

Re: Aer Lingus Announces Upcoming Brand Refresh

This livery is a carbon copy of Lufthansa, which is a carbon copy of Qantas. Just change the colors around, change the font size and it’s the exact same livery (except LH doesn’t have that seconf line extending down from the tail). Extremely boring, but not surprising coming from a boring parent com...

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by jeffh747
Mon Jan 14, 2019 8:39 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Best window seat on WestJet 73G?
Replies: 8
Views: 1200

Re: Best window seat on WestJet 73G?

SeatGuru says that it has extra legroom due to the absence of a seat in front. However, after looking at numerous videos online, it appears that is not the case. It appears someone else has answered your questions so I won't repeat all that. As for SeatGuru, in this case it was correct, however it ...

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by jeffh747
Mon Jan 14, 2019 8:36 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Best window seat on WestJet 73G?
Replies: 8
Views: 1200

Re: Best window seat on WestJet 73G?

Thank you very much for the extremely detailed response! I’m surprised that there really is no seat in front (the seating map on the flight shows there is) so I will probably end up keeping the seat now. The whole thing with the window us because it’s a 3 hour flight and that’s my primary form of e...

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by jeffh747
Mon Jan 14, 2019 4:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aer Lingus Announces Upcoming Brand Refresh
Replies: 521
Views: 95639

Re: Aer Lingus Announces Upcoming Brand Refresh

The shades of green are perfect , hopefully some sort of metallic finish will make it look better . There has never been a way to make the shamrock look good unfortunately :-( A metallic finish not dissimilar to Virgin Atlantic would actually tie up this livery really nicely and make up for the lac...

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by jeffh747
Mon Jan 14, 2019 3:48 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Best window seat on WestJet 73G?
Replies: 8
Views: 1200

Re: Best window seat on WestJet 73G?

Hey folks, First post on here in the longest time so it feels good to be back! The purpose of this post is because I am getting my first ever WestJet flight next Monday, flying from YYZ-FLL on the 737-700. I paid the astronomical $35 fee to reserve a seat, and picked 12F because SeatGuru says that ...

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by jeffh747
Mon Jan 14, 2019 2:01 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Best window seat on WestJet 73G?
Replies: 8
Views: 1200

Best window seat on WestJet 73G?

Hey folks, First post on here in the longest time so it feels good to be back! The purpose of this post is because I am getting my first ever WestJet flight next Monday, flying from YYZ-FLL on the 737-700. I paid the astronomical $35 fee to reserve a seat, and picked 12F because SeatGuru says that i...

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by jeffh747
Thu Dec 20, 2018 3:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Miami to Asia still in the works
Replies: 132
Views: 14003

Re: Miami to Asia still in the works

Let's be honest - if MIA-Asia wasn't launched when the economy was roaring and fuel was dirt cheap in 2016 and 2017, it ain't gonna happen as we step closer to an economic plateau and possible recession in the coming years. The purpose of such a route has already been in question for years, and the...

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by jeffh747
Wed Dec 19, 2018 4:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BDL - new airline announcement 12/18
Replies: 76
Views: 10365

Re: BDL - new airline announcement 12/1

You might be surprised at the number of people who will take that deal. Customer number one right here. A $13 seat assignment, $30 carry on, and I could still make it out for way cheaper than the outrageous fares that WN/UA charge. Hell, I just bought a flight for $25 on F9 from PHL-MIA. Even with ...

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by jeffh747
Tue Dec 18, 2018 8:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BDL - new airline announcement 12/18
Replies: 76
Views: 10365

Re: BDL - new airline announcement 12/18

Interesting. What exactly is F9 bringing to the market that WN and UA can't/don't already offer? Fares that are less than half of what those two charge, providing you are willing to travel with only a bag the size of a toaster and be stuck in a middle seat in the far back with no food or drinks, ot...

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