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by LAX772LR
Tue Jun 25, 2019 11:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Fate of AI/EY 777-200LRs?
Replies: 16
Views: 2823

Re: Fate of AI/EY 777-200LRs?

https://money.cnn.com/news/newsfeeds/ar ... F89177.htm
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Also, Turkmenistan wanted to purchase a 77L as of last week. Wonder if they sniffed around these at all.

https://money.cnn.com/news/newsfeeds/ar ... F89177.htm

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by LAX772LR
Tue Jun 25, 2019 11:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Fate of AI/EY 777-200LRs?
Replies: 16
Views: 2823

Re: Fate of AI/EY 777-200LRs?

IINM, these are also the only 772LRs in the world that were delivered with provisions for the aux tanks, thus giving it its true "world's longest-ranged airliner" capabilities at 9,395nm. Every other airline took their 77Ls with only the standard center tank, and are thus "limited&quo...

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by LAX772LR
Tue Jun 25, 2019 10:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AR return to MCO in December
Replies: 25
Views: 1422

Re: AR return to MCO in December

MalevTU134 wrote:
No meaningful connections on the MCO-end on SkyTeam partners that are not already had at MIA.

Sure, though the other way of looking at that is:
push a larger portion of cnnx over MCO, open more terminating seats at MIA, a market that's far larger and likely more lucrative.

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by LAX772LR
Tue Jun 25, 2019 7:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH will look at A321XLR, but it's no game-changer: CEO
Replies: 109
Views: 12563

Re: LH will look at A321XLR, but it's no game-changer: CEO

Coming from an airline with rather... atypical fleet decisions (346, 748, etc), I wouldn't take his words as a general mantra for the aviation industry. :checkmark: :checkmark: :checkmark: Beat me to it. LH has over the last two decades made some of the most oddball fleet choices (relative to where...

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by LAX772LR
Tue Jun 25, 2019 7:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Orleans Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 658
Views: 78892

Re: New Orleans Aviation Thread - 2019

DE did pretty well filling up the planes last year. 84.4% load factor in Aug. 2018 and 78.9% full in Sept. 2018. Not sure what the yields were, but the loads were pretty good for the slow season. Couldn't be that bad, considering that they've decided to send their hi-J configuration on the majority...

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by LAX772LR
Mon Jun 24, 2019 5:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Orleans Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 658
Views: 78892

Re: New Orleans Aviation Thread - 2019

https://onemileatatime.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/IMG_8631_2-700x467.jpg DE appears to be doing extraordinarily well as of late (loadwise) at MSY.... of the last four flights operated, they've only gone out with a combined total of 4 empty seats! Combination of hi-J and some low-J configurations.

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by LAX772LR
Mon Jun 24, 2019 5:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What happened to the proposed UA/US merger in the early 2000s?
Replies: 42
Views: 4627

Re: What happened to the proposed UA/US merger in the early 2000s?

It didn't happen because they said so and it didn't make any sense to them financially in the end. There's more to it than that; the USDOJ found it anti-competitive even with carve-outs. Contrary to A.net lore, that in itself is not enough to immediately stop a merger.... but it can (and often does...

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by LAX772LR
Mon Jun 24, 2019 3:47 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why doesn’t UA fly an Airbus Widebody?
Replies: 45
Views: 5352

Re: Why doesn’t UA fly an Airbus Widebody?

TTailedTiger wrote:
It would be silly for UA to operate the 777, 787, and A350.

Then you may wish to inform the boards of CX, SQ, CZ, CA, QR, LH, BA, AF, JL, etc that they are...... "silly" :roll:

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by LAX772LR
Mon Jun 24, 2019 1:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Orleans Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 658
Views: 78892

Re: New Orleans Aviation Thread - 2019

Tangent, but anyone ever seen numbers for NOLA to western Mexico?

I always wondered what the stats on a weekly MSY-SJD would be like.

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by LAX772LR
Mon Jun 24, 2019 12:57 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: avoiding jet stream flying to Seattle/Vancouver
Replies: 13
Views: 1615

Re: avoiding jet stream flying to Seattle/Vancouver

leghorn wrote:
Wikipedia would disagree with you on City size

Which is particularly pointless, seeing as there's not an airline on the planet that calculates route potential based on city population.

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by LAX772LR
Sun Jun 23, 2019 8:52 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: avoiding jet stream flying to Seattle/Vancouver
Replies: 13
Views: 1615

Re: avoiding jet stream flying to Seattle/Vancouver

ignoring prevailing winds, the A321XLR has the range to get there from most of Western Europe. Except that one can't ignore the prevailing winds, nor the fact that most of the major gateways in Western Europe already have service to both cities, often on multiple carriers. To answer the question, e...

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by LAX772LR
Sun Jun 23, 2019 7:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Orleans Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 658
Views: 78892

Re: New Orleans Aviation Thread - 2019

CM: 70.2% full outbound (MSY-PTY) 1567 pax/2232 seats 91.7% full inbound (PTY-MSY) 1933 pax/2108 seats Isn't the first time we've seen a disparity like this for [email protected]. I'm wondering what causes it; best guess is a surge in demand on one of the days they don't fly? ...of course the obvious followup...

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by LAX772LR
Sun Jun 23, 2019 6:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Any update on the AN-225?
Replies: 4
Views: 1890

Re: Any update on the AN-225?

As of September 2018, the second AN-225 remains incomplete. It is thought to be around 70% completed , but additional funding is required. Antonov is hoping to secure from £190 million to £270 million in order to finalise the build. https://aviationtribune.com/featured-content/is-the-second-antonov...

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by LAX772LR
Sat Jun 22, 2019 9:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL CEO Says SLC-ICN "On Our Drawing Board"
Replies: 69
Views: 7316

Re: DL CEO Says SLC-ICN "On Our Drawing Board"

Sure, though what exactly is your point in bringing that up? ...that other airlines don't beat UA to starting routes? Precisely Which then shows your grip on reality to be tenuous at best. Which is notable ignorance of recent history, on your part. DL's started multiple dozens of international rout...

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by LAX772LR
Fri Jun 21, 2019 4:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Orleans Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 658
Views: 78892

Re: New Orleans Aviation Thread - 2019

Getting to fly both the BA 788 and 789 on one trip is a great way to end a vacation. Nice! The 789 came in yesterday, too. About 90% full. And yet, here "we" are... their only LHR-USA route over a year old, that they've never made daily and/or upgauged. #Confounded Even DE saw an opportun...

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by LAX772LR
Fri Jun 21, 2019 3:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Buys a 4.3% Stake in Korean Air
Replies: 36
Views: 4477

Re: Delta Buys a 4.3% Stake in Korean Air

jbs2886 wrote:
That being said, AA does have significant capacity to HKG.

Two flights is "significant capacity"....?

Compare that to what DL metal flies into ICN or UA metal flies into HND/NRT; or to what AA itself flies into HND/NRT.

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by LAX772LR
Fri Jun 21, 2019 3:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL CEO Says SLC-ICN "On Our Drawing Board"
Replies: 69
Views: 7316

Re: DL CEO Says SLC-ICN "On Our Drawing Board"

XXX-SLC-ICN competes with Delta's own XXX-LAX-ICN DL does not fly LAX-ICN They fly it in the same way they fly SLC-SGU. They have a financial interest in the flight through the JV. Only slightly different than a Skywest flown route that you would say was Delta. Not an equivalent comparison. DL can ...

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by LAX772LR
Fri Jun 21, 2019 3:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL CEO Says SLC-ICN "On Our Drawing Board"
Replies: 69
Views: 7316

Re: DL CEO Says SLC-ICN "On Our Drawing Board"

But hey, I guess DL hasn't announced JFK-BOM, LAX-CDG, TPA-AMS, BOS-LIS, etc lately. And I guess UA hasn't dropped SFO-XIY, SFO-HGH, LAX-SIN, etc lately either. JFK-BOM, LAX-CDG, and BOS-LIS are not new routes. The latter two are new routes for DL, they can't control that others have done them befo...

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by LAX772LR
Thu Jun 20, 2019 9:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL CEO Says SLC-ICN "On Our Drawing Board"
Replies: 69
Views: 7316

Re: DL CEO Says SLC-ICN "On Our Drawing Board"

XXX-SLC-ICN competes with Delta's own XXX-LAX-ICN DL does not fly LAX-ICN It's starting to become irritating how DL in particular keeps talking about starting new routes but takes eons to launch them while cutting existing ones. Meanwhile UA keeps surprising everyone by announcing showstopper route...

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by LAX772LR
Thu Jun 20, 2019 9:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar speeds up A380 retirement
Replies: 94
Views: 16279

Re: Qatar speeds up A380 retirement

The manufacturers only care about a few models now on Longhaul B777, B787. A330 and A350. 80% loads and profit. Our greed has caused its demise and a willingness to sit in a twin aisle especially 737's and A32 series and social media and internet. What are you even talking about? Word-salad aside, ...

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by LAX772LR
Thu Jun 20, 2019 8:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar speeds up A380 retirement
Replies: 94
Views: 16279

Re: Qatar speeds up A380 retirement

10 years is verging on infanticide. Why are people acting surprised, when this sorta retirement time frame is par for the course with QR (and other similar airlines for that matter)? Have to wonder if Delta might want to pick up a few. For a song. They are 10 year old used jets, there is a preceden...

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by LAX772LR
Thu Jun 20, 2019 8:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: More details on BOOM SST at Paris. SFO to Toyko in 5.5 hours. First flight in 2020...
Replies: 102
Views: 12346

Re: More details on BOOM SST at Paris. SFO to Toyko in 5.5 hours. First flight in 2020...

SFO to Toyko in 5.5 hours. That's a bit underwhelming in terms of time savings versus the subsonic flights which are currently blocked around 9.5 hours. I'd hope a flight at Mach 2.2 would take under half the time. And maybe it would be, if we weren't dealing with two of the most congested air traf...

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by LAX772LR
Wed Jun 19, 2019 3:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Orleans Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 658
Views: 78892

Re: New Orleans Aviation Thread - 2019

NolaMD88fan wrote:
Glad to see another new destination served.

:checkmark:

Been feeling like this was the year that PDX would finally be announced, especially with SY on its current roll. :crossfingers: :crossfingers: :crossfingers: :crossfingers:

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by LAX772LR
Tue Jun 18, 2019 9:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: 777X First Flight Delayed Due GE9X Issues
Replies: 192
Views: 33533

Re: Rumour: 777X First Flight Likely Delayed Due GE9X Issues

Stitch wrote:
I now would not be surprised if the 777-8 is shelved

I still sorta would... mostly due to the implications for a future freighter, and also depends on what QF does.

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by LAX772LR
Tue Jun 18, 2019 8:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Orleans Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 658
Views: 78892

Re: New Orleans Aviation Thread - 2019

https://www.flightglobal.com/news/artic ... ns-458930/
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msycajun wrote:
LAX772LR wrote:
msycajun wrote:
Allegiant is announcing GRR-MSY

What's the source?

Already loaded on their website

:checkmark: :checkmark:

FlightGlobal has picked up on it now too.

Seasonal, from October 3.
https://www.flightglobal.com/news/artic ... ns-458930/

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by LAX772LR
Tue Jun 18, 2019 7:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Business Risk for Boeing: The A321XLR
Replies: 375
Views: 38909

Re: Business Risk for Boeing: The A321XLR

Dropping the 787-3 was a massive mistake. How's it a mistake to keep a program that nobody wanted, nobody firmed an order for; and which the only two customers remotely interested, found a more optimal platform for? ....that's more or less the cumulative definition of "weak business case."

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by LAX772LR
Tue Jun 18, 2019 7:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Orleans Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 658
Views: 78892

Re: New Orleans Aviation Thread - 2019

msycajun wrote:
Allegiant is announcing GRR-MSY

Cool!

What's the source?

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by LAX772LR
Sun Jun 16, 2019 9:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing fnally admits mistake re Max issues
Replies: 14
Views: 2671

Re: Boeing fnally admits mistake re Max issues

He got this Max crisis dumped in his lap. ...he's not there to complain about how (un)fair the situation may be; he's there to lead through it, while keeping the company's primary objective --- its value to shareholders --- intact. That's currently not happening. The shares have plummeted over the ...

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by LAX772LR
Sun Jun 16, 2019 9:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing fnally admits mistake re Max issues
Replies: 14
Views: 2671

Re: Boeing fnally admits mistake re Max issues

Meh, the mistake they're "admitting" to is "consistency" in communication.... which is not really saying much, and thus arguably questionable that they're saying anything at all. I guess some genius in Crisis Management thinks this is a good idea. For legal/liability reasons, no ...

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by LAX772LR
Sun Jun 16, 2019 5:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 747-8 PAX Version
Replies: 5
Views: 1553

Re: 747-8 PAX Version

What will happen to the PAX versions Could go a number of ways: ⋅ Airlines could just fly them until the cost of doing so outweighs the benefits. That could be a while, as they share mostly common parts/mtx with 748Fs, so it'll be a while before the cost to maintain them is unjustifiable....

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by LAX772LR
Sun Jun 16, 2019 4:43 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why does BKK have so many 5th freedom flights?
Replies: 17
Views: 2728

Re: Why does BKK have so many 5th freedom flights?

Wonder why is BKK the one with the 5th freedom flights and not DMK. One would suppose if the Thai government wants to somehow protect TG, the 5th freedom would be limited to flights operating at the airport not hub of TG. Because then you run into trouble with your open skies agreements, as France ...

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by LAX772LR
Sun Jun 16, 2019 4:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates renegotiating 777X order
Replies: 237
Views: 38229

Re: Emirates renegotiating 777X order

Clark said that “once we get these smaller aircraft in, like the A330neo and the 787-9, we’ll be able to grow the network significantly again,” opening routes that were too small for the much bigger Airbus A380s and Boeing 777-300ERs that make up the current fleet. This is one of the biggest "...

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by LAX772LR
Sat Jun 15, 2019 9:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SDF to change its name to Muhammad Ali International Airport
Replies: 81
Views: 10147

Re: SDF to change its name to....

mtnwest1979 wrote:
Now they should change code to TKO.

Airport in Africa already has it.

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by LAX772LR
Sat Jun 15, 2019 2:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First A321LR delivered to TAP
Replies: 81
Views: 21240

Re: First A321LR delivered to TAP

^ love the pics, thanks for sharing.

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by LAX772LR
Sat Jun 15, 2019 2:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United could resume Guangzhou; seeks Air China Joint-Venture
Replies: 28
Views: 4497

Re: United could resume Guangzhou; seeks Air China Joint-Venture

xiaotung wrote:
You can't do JV without open skies.

Meh, just do what the US/Japan did:
Call it "open skies" anyway, despite a litany of restrictions that were previously deal-breakers for other nations (e.g. UK)...... problem solved.

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by LAX772LR
Sat Jun 15, 2019 2:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Orleans Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 658
Views: 78892

Re: New Orleans Aviation Thread - 2019

DJSNOLA wrote:
And even better, 50% of the seats have charging ports

Awesome... now let's just hope that they (don't take a page from LAX T2/T3, and) actually plug these in, so the charging ports actually have electricity! :irked:

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by LAX772LR
Sat Jun 15, 2019 2:02 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airline types that are/were only ever operated by a single airline
Replies: 51
Views: 4567

Re: Airline types that are/were only ever operated by a single airline

meesh42 wrote:
LAX772LR wrote:
meesh42 wrote:
Could you go as far as saying the BA A318s are a one off

Huh? Several other airlines operated that model.

As in its current layout of all business

That's a chosen configuration... it has nothing to do with the aircraft itself, and the fact that others operate it, which is the topic of the thread.

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by LAX772LR
Sat Jun 15, 2019 2:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350-1000 Range Increase
Replies: 110
Views: 18464

Re: a350-1000 range increase

sabby wrote:
If SFO had >42 J demand, they'd fly the ULR there as well

...they do.

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by LAX772LR
Fri Jun 14, 2019 7:45 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airline types that are/were only ever operated by a single airline
Replies: 51
Views: 4567

Re: Airline types that are/were only ever operated by a single airline

meesh42 wrote:
Could you go as far as saying the BA A318s are a one off

Huh? Several other airlines operated that model.

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by LAX772LR
Fri Jun 14, 2019 7:15 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airline types that are/were only ever operated by a single airline
Replies: 51
Views: 4567

Re: Airline types that are/were only ever operated by a single airline

nonrev wrote:
A350-900ULR at SQ

Yes and no.

Even if another airline never orders the A359ULR, which wouldn't be surprising considering the capabilities of the baseline A359.... all of the ACJ350s will come standard with the -ULR modifications, so SQ technically wouldn't be the only operator of that type.

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by LAX772LR
Thu Jun 13, 2019 10:16 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Sarah Huckabee Sanders to resign; return to Arkansas for possible governor's run
Replies: 71
Views: 3047

Re: Sarah Huckabee Sanders to resign; return to Arkansa for possible governor's run

jdstJD wrote:
and for some reason it won’t let me delete my own post

You can only delete your own post within the first minute of posting, and only if no one else has posted subsequently; otherwise it requires a mod to delete.

You can edit it for the first 15min min afterward though.

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by LAX772LR
Thu Jun 13, 2019 9:21 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Sarah Huckabee Sanders to resign; return to Arkansas for possible governor's run
Replies: 71
Views: 3047

Re: Sarah Huckabee Sanders to resign; return to Arkansa for possible governor's run

BN747 wrote:
...don't do it Arkansas, don't do it! It'll put entering the 21st Century off another 40 years.

Bruh, have you *been* to Arkansas?

Outside of about two cities, they're still working on entering the 20th! :razz:

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by LAX772LR
Thu Jun 13, 2019 9:15 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Sarah Huckabee Sanders to resign; return to Arkansas for possible governor's run
Replies: 71
Views: 3047

Re: Sarah Huckabee Sanders to resign; return to Arkansa for possible governor's run

I kinda figured she was headed to Fox, because she certainly lies enough, then again she's too hideous for even Roger Ailes' ghost and would shatter the leg cam. Dude! My thoughts exactly. ...she's vile enough for Fox, but they'd NEVER let her on, because she's not some bleach-blonde who's scrawny ...

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by LAX772LR
Thu Jun 13, 2019 9:12 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Sarah Huckabee Sanders to resign; return to Arkansas for possible governor's run
Replies: 71
Views: 3047

Re: Sarah Huckabee Sanders to resign; return to Arkansa for possible governor's run

...yet she still gets another nearly 3 paid weeks of not doing the job that she hasn't performed for 3months, but still maintaining said job?

I dunno what to call that.
"Privilege" doesn't do it justice.

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by LAX772LR
Thu Jun 13, 2019 9:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EK launches unbundled Business: to charge for seat assignment, lounge, etc
Replies: 78
Views: 8540

Re: EK launches unbundled Business: to charge for seat assignment, lounge, etc

those who take their 767 and older 777s say never again Awesome. Now if you can just direct us to an independently verifiable medium/forum where said people are saying this.... that'd be great. I'd be particularly interesting to learn why they're doing it for that 777 part, seeing as the 77Es were ...

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by LAX772LR
Thu Jun 13, 2019 8:56 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Sarah Huckabee Sanders to resign; return to Arkansas for possible governor's run
Replies: 71
Views: 3047

Sarah Huckabee Sanders to resign; return to Arkansas for possible governor's run

https://twitter.com/TwitterMoments/stat ... 1169231872
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Good riddance to bad rubbish.

She leaves at the end of this month... though she has only had a single press meeting since March.

As per ABCNews:

https://twitter.com/TwitterMoments/stat ... 1169231872

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by LAX772LR
Thu Jun 13, 2019 8:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EK launches unbundled Business: to charge for seat assignment, lounge, etc
Replies: 78
Views: 8540

Re: EK launches unbundled Business: to charge for seat assignment, lounge, etc

The EK biz in this pic looks vile. Wouldn't want to be trapped in the middle seat. yeah idk why people rate the European/ME carriers so highly. I'd much rather fly AA than EK . A joke right? Please say that is a joke. No, it's not a joke, and I agree with him.... I'd happily take AA's J on their 77...

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by LAX772LR
Thu Jun 13, 2019 7:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First Turkish Airlines 787-9 rolls out of final assembly
Replies: 39
Views: 11613

Re: First Turkish Airlines 787-9 rolls out of final assembly

SXDFC wrote:
Is it me or they could have spaced out Turkish Airlines a little better?

Uh oh, hope that's not becoming another (horrid) livery trend:

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by LAX772LR
Thu Jun 13, 2019 6:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EK launches unbundled Business: to charge for seat assignment, lounge, etc
Replies: 78
Views: 8540

EK launches unbundled Business: to charge for seat assignment, lounge, etc

Shouldn't be a shock: they warned us that they were gonna do it. Say goodbye to "free" lounge access, assigned seats, concierge, etc. Say hello to Special , Saver , Flex , and Flex Plus options in EK business class. https://www.businesstraveller.com/business-travel/2019/06/13/emirates-to-u...

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by LAX772LR
Thu Jun 13, 2019 3:24 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: LHR - PM Boris Johnson
Replies: 33
Views: 3127

Re: LHR - PM Boris Johnson

It really speaks favorably to the appeal of LON business/tourism that LHR has been able to maintain its position as a (and previously "the") leading international gateway, in the face of such incompetence, seesawing positions, and lack of vision.

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