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by jeffh747
Fri Mar 05, 2021 2:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France 777 painted green by Greenpeace.
Replies: 74
Views: 10916

Re: Air France 777 painted green by Greenpeace.

How on Earth were these people able to get airside?! I'm not sure what's more alarming, the act that they committed, or the fact that one of the world's busiest airports has such lackluster security. Fortunately this time it was these crazy environmental protestors with no ulterior motive. Shame on ...

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by jeffh747
Mon Feb 22, 2021 4:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Avelo Airlines News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 570
Views: 123646

Re: Avelo Airlines News and Discussion Thread

My initial thought to seeing their livery was "Oh, Wingo changed their logo". It's a nice livery for sure though despite the similarities.

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by jeffh747
Sun Jan 03, 2021 7:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Network Thread - 2021
Replies: 1480
Views: 254125

Re: American Airlines Network Thread - 2021

It will be interesting to see how the public's desire for social distancing works with AA's strategy of packing customers into its planes like sardines. I’ve been flying AA extensively since the end of October. Majority of flights have been 80-90% full, even had a few 100% loads around Christmas. N...

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by jeffh747
Sun Dec 20, 2020 5:27 am
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: When was Miami 94th Aero Squadron Restaurant lot closed to spotters?
Replies: 6
Views: 4745

Re: When was Miami 94th Aero Squadron Restaurant lot closed to spotters?

They really started getting on top of keeping non-restaurant patrons out about 2-3 years ago. It's disappointing for sure and has negatively impacted my perception of the restaurant but I can't blame them. The lot used to be filled with a lot of broken glass, supposedly from people exhibiting poor b...

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by jeffh747
Tue Dec 01, 2020 3:55 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Most dated concourse areas in the US?
Replies: 46
Views: 4216

Re: Most dated concourse areas in the US?

Terminal 3 at KFLL, especially the AA section. Not a lot of room and the men's room always smells bad. Believe the terminal is in the process of being redone though. That terminal used to be one of the worst. Especially when the air conditioning wouldn’t work (which was like half of the time). Fort...

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by jeffh747
Tue Nov 17, 2020 4:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Frontier Airlines Network Thread - 2020
Replies: 196
Views: 21680

Re: Frontier Airlines Network Thread - 2020

hiflyeras wrote:
Ridiculous....this sounds like a quick way to bankruptcy.

What exactly is so ridiculous? These seem like smart, logical additions that complement their existing network.

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by jeffh747
Sun Nov 08, 2020 2:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: South Florida Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 234
Views: 24780

Re: South Florida Aviation Thread - 2020

More new Eastern routes: Santa Cruz now bookable, starts 11 November. Philadelphia launches 18 December. Santo Domingo launches 17 December. Also Eastern’s website has no schedules loaded but drop down menu indicates it will launch from Miami flights to GUA, MGA, PAP, CNF, BSB, CWB, LIM and BOS (as...

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by jeffh747
Thu Oct 22, 2020 2:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Fleet Updates - 2020
Replies: 1688
Views: 225298

Re: AA Retires All Airbus A330-200s

Ziyulu wrote:
I guess we are only left with the 767 being the most comfortable wide body at AA.

I have some bad news for you...
They're gone as well.

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by jeffh747
Tue Sep 29, 2020 3:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 9/29/2020:STOP THE BLEEDING!;B6 Adds BDL Routes;DL Adds SLC-ANC,FLL-LAX,PVD Gone till March;UA Adds EWR-OGG
Replies: 65
Views: 11674

Re: OAG Changes 9/29/2020:STOP THE BLEEDING!;B6 Adds BDL Routes;DL Adds SLC-ANC,FLL-LAX,PVD Gone till March;UA Adds EWR-

DL adding FLL-LAX is pretty interesting. Fits well with their FLL focus city. AS/B6/NK are all in there daily, plus AA out of MIA, so more competition is always exciting here. I wonder if it's a response to B6 adding PBI-LAX last week, because I would've thought they would've wanted to connect other...

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by jeffh747
Sun Aug 02, 2020 10:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EWR New Terminal One
Replies: 184
Views: 27499

Re: EWR New Terminal One

A pork roll/taylor ham debate on a topic about Liberty International Airport is peak New Jersey. It's pork roll by the way. I for one am excited to see the new Terminal One at Newark, and hope it causes many people to drop the "Sewark" nickname it has. I do wonder if it'll lead to the othe...

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by jeffh747
Sat Jul 25, 2020 5:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why didn't Hawaiian wait for the A321LR/XLR?
Replies: 69
Views: 14576

Re: Why didn't Hawaiian wait for the A321LR/XLR?

Possibly STL? But even that seems like a stretch of being feasible. Not really. TW flew STL-LAX-HNL-STL, with the eastbound being nonstop, on a 752 into the early '00s. Seeing as the A321XR has longer ranger and less fuel usage... it's definitely feasible. Likely bleed money like a stuck fattened p...

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by jeffh747
Wed Jul 22, 2020 10:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A320/321NEO features
Replies: 4
Views: 1589

Re: A320/321NEO features

From what I've experienced, there are zero differences in window size from A320 -> A320neo. The cabins in the A320neos are noticeably quieter, especially if you fly frequently. But the engine noise is just about the only difference between the two models.

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by jeffh747
Thu Jul 09, 2020 5:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Long Beach (LGB) increasing number of air carrier slots
Replies: 698
Views: 98770

Re: Long Beach (LGB) increasing number of air carrier slots

It's ultimately good to see that the crew base will be moved to LAX, instead of cut entirely as some members speculated. As a consumer though, it sucks to see B6 leave LGB. Always loved flying with them through there. It's so much easier to use compared to other airports in SoCal. I wouldn't be surp...

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by jeffh747
Tue Mar 24, 2020 8:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Frontier Airlines Network Thread - 2020
Replies: 196
Views: 21680

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: 2890

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: 1483

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: 52
Views: 4492

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: 52
Views: 4492

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: 41370

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: 13657

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: 17167

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: JetBlue Network Thread - 2020
Replies: 2899
Views: 327874

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: 16236

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: 16236

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: 3089

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: 55573

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: 3690

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: 42408

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: 5516

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: 9242

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: 9242

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: 5849

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: 8656

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: 3916

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: 3916

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: 34072

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: 34072

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: 21942

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: 8536

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: 6054

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: 11191

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: 879
Views: 162713

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: 2337

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: 2337

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: 19886

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: 14573

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: 5587

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: 11498

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: 2720

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: 7260

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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