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by bourbon
Tue Jul 16, 2019 5:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA lawsuit against TWU/IAM (redux)
Replies: 192
Views: 11916

Re: AA lawsuit against TWU/IAM (redux)

More employees getting paid less than their industry counterparts equates to higher costs and less productivity. If Delta had the same exact fleet size as AA they would still have less employees doing the same work yet pay them more and still have lower overall labor costs. Pay more and get higher q...

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Sun Jun 09, 2019 3:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: AA agrees to order 50 Airbus A321XLR's
Replies: 325
Views: 52803

Re: RUMOR: American to order A321LR

A 2002-built 757 is always viewed as old/aging on this site, whereas a similar-aged 777, A330, 738, or A320 is never referred to as such. That's because the year of production is actually less important than the year of design. The 757 first flew in 1982 and as such it used the latest technology av...

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Thu Jun 06, 2019 12:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Media: AA refuses to supply IG with a spare part causing delays in SFO
Replies: 97
Views: 19754

Re: Media: AA refuses to supply IG with a spare part causing delays in SFO

And Delta has done the same thing. https://mobile.reuters.com/article/amp/idUSL5N1FU50K It’s probably because Air Italy is owned by one of the ME3. https://airlinegeeks.com/2019/04/18/air-italy-sparks-new-controversy-in-us-middle-east-carriers-row/ Probably don’t have an loan/borrow agreement or fi...

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by bourbon
Mon May 27, 2019 9:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA sues IAM-TWU Association over alleged slowdown
Replies: 267
Views: 21644

Re: AA sues IAM-TWU Association over alleged slowdown

Yes it’s done and open It outsourcing as it’s not done by IAM/TWU members who are AA employees and have a Collective Bargaining Agreement. The work being done there counts towards the outsourcing formula. It is not outsourcing. It is work done by AA employees utilizing man power while an aircraft i...

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by bourbon
Mon May 27, 2019 7:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA sues IAM-TWU Association over alleged slowdown
Replies: 267
Views: 21644

Re: AA sues IAM-TWU Association over alleged slowdown

The Association’s response: “WASHINGTON, May 21, 2019— The TWU-IAM Association today issued the following statement in response to American Airlines’ request for an injunction against the Association: “It is unfortunate that American Airlines has chosen to abandon negotiating with its employees and...

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by bourbon
Wed May 15, 2019 12:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Three Class Narrowbodies
Replies: 81
Views: 9216

Re: Three Class Narrowbodies

keesje wrote:
MCE IS a seperate cabin, with better, spacier seating and additional perks.

Premium economy is a separate “cabin”. Main cabin extra is merely certain seats that have more leg room and might get free drinks.

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by bourbon
Fri May 03, 2019 4:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL, why no B77W?
Replies: 57
Views: 12553

Re: DL, why no B77W?

ScorpioMC3 wrote:
Additionally, based on the giant illuminated "Airbus" sign in the Delta museum at ATL, I think it's safe to say Delta is likely to stick with Airbus for the foreseeable future.

I’d say Delta is going to stick with whichever aircraft provides the highest profit margins for their mission.

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by bourbon
Mon Mar 18, 2019 11:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American suspends service to Venezuela
Replies: 93
Views: 14053

Re: American suspends service to Venezuela

AA was there to support the state department. With the embassy closed no more lift required and with the looks of it, once Maduro is gone, they won’t be penalized for suspending service.

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by bourbon
Wed Mar 13, 2019 1:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6472
Views: 713771

Re: Should airline regulators consider grounding B737 MAX series

One of the factors that isn't brought up as to this situation is how the partial USA government shut down for 35 days in Dec.2018-Jan 2019 over a few billion for a 'border wall' funding that Pres. Trump demanded, delayed Boeing from getting FAA/NTSB approval for the changes to the MCAS software for...

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by bourbon
Fri Dec 28, 2018 3:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dad books 6 flights to spend Xmas with FA daughter.
Replies: 63
Views: 12522

Re: Dad books 6 flights to spend Xmas with FA daughter.

In fact, at some carriers I've seen nonrev privileges gamified with full backing of the carrier. Who can rack up the most miles this weekend and not miss work on Monday? Winner gets lunch. Who can fly all equipment types in the fleet first this year? It's commonplace and often fully endorsed by the...

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by bourbon
Fri Dec 28, 2018 2:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LGA Blackout?
Replies: 9
Views: 3199

Re: LGA Blackout?

Power restored. LGA accepting flights again.

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by bourbon
Fri Dec 28, 2018 2:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LGA Blackout?
Replies: 9
Views: 3199

Re: LGA Blackout?

Airlines are now diverting aircraft inbound to LGA

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by bourbon
Tue Dec 25, 2018 6:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL 128 diverts to SYA (Shemya, Alaska)
Replies: 79
Views: 20869

Re: DL 128 diverts to SYA (Shemya, Alaska)

Y’all know if this were an AA767 of the same vintage diverting this whole forum would be up in arms about how they need to go to the desert to chopped up immediately and AA is endangering the world population by continuing to fly them. Also Doug Parker should go to prison for not retiring them fast...

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by bourbon
Mon Nov 05, 2018 12:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA2036 passengers in three-day journey 'hell'
Replies: 74
Views: 16978

Re: BA2036 passengers in three-day journey 'hell'

It’s the end of half-term (school holidays) for many people in the UK. I reckon that there weren’t many available seats back to London and they had no choice but to put together an ad-hoc rescue flight. Not even via MAD, BCN or DUB? It is not ideal but easy for BA to sort out. If flights to MAD, BC...

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by bourbon
Thu Sep 20, 2018 5:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airline Pilots Indicted for lying on FAA medical application
Replies: 15
Views: 3522

Re: Airline Pilots Indicted for lying on FAA medical applicatiom

This is interesting, I was always told that many people try not to talk about depression or anxiety during their medical due to it being a disqualifying factor. In fact one of the major reasons I decided not to pursue being a pilot was fear that having had diagnosed depression in high school meant ...

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by bourbon
Thu Sep 20, 2018 5:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Gulf Air to receive four 787s with crew rest areas for flights to New York and Washington D.C
Replies: 43
Views: 7423

Re: Gulf Air to receive four 787s with crew rest areas for flights to New York and Washington D.C

I could probably see JFK and IAD working out for them. I know UA tried IAD-BAH in 2011-12 and was dropped a few years later. I'm not sure how the LFs were on those flights since UA did use a 772 rather than a 787. from what I heard of an ex-UA agent in BAH loads were pretty healthy when they had mi...

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by bourbon
Thu Sep 20, 2018 4:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777-300ER Multiple Navigation Instrument Failure
Replies: 133
Views: 24429

Re: Boeing 777-300ER Multiple Navigation Instrument Failure

Did not read through all the replies here. But geez: Flying into JFK with this little fuel and this kind of weather is just bonkers. Sorry for stating the obvious in my opinion. And with this kind of failure and a clear weather minimum of 600' ceiling diverting to EWR with 400' and chances of impro...

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by bourbon
Sat Apr 28, 2018 8:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates starts storing the A380
Replies: 125
Views: 39145

Re: Emirates starts storing the A380

One WB costs $1M/per month for lease/finance+mx contracts+insurance. 10 grounded WBs mean 10MM/per month or $120MM/year wasted assets, not including loss of revenue. Someone care to explain how this is a well-run business. I am happy you don’t own an airline as it’s obvious you understand nothing a...

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by bourbon
Fri Apr 27, 2018 3:22 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: The Public's View on Flight Attendants
Replies: 79
Views: 8550

Re: The Public's View on Flight Attendants

My policy on flight attendants is to say please and thank you and let them do their jobs. This is what I do. But I feel embarrassed for the airline when you get that one FA who does not give service with a smile and acts bothered by the passenger. I know after a long day things get trying and its h...

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by bourbon
Sun Apr 15, 2018 12:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How huge is Frankfurt airport?
Replies: 61
Views: 10857

Re: How huge is Frankfurt airport?

Is the new terminal supposed to be built where the cargo ramp is? Anyone know when it's supposed to open? No, not the cargo ramp. It’s the area where the USAF air base used to be (if you are familiar with that). If not, you can already see it in the picture above. It’s difficult to explain but I wi...

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by bourbon
Sun Mar 11, 2018 4:27 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Cargo Door Size of Current Wide Body Aircraft
Replies: 5
Views: 1576

Cargo Door Size of Current Wide Body Aircraft

Curious,

Why does the 767 have a larger cargo door than the 777 and 787?

What is the reasoning behind that?
The only thing I could possibly find feasible is the larger door causing a decrease in the structural integrity of the fuselage on the longer aircraft.

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by bourbon
Thu Dec 21, 2017 5:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why does AA keep a global First Class?
Replies: 59
Views: 11257

Re: Why does AA keep a global First Class?

All the 772's have had the old F removed. Some have the Zodiac J seat that the original 788's came with, many of the 772's have the B/E Aero Super Diamond which has received pretty decent reviews. The 772's and 773's are all also going through the Premium Eco Mods. The 773's are used on LAX-LHR/HKG,...

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by bourbon
Sat Oct 21, 2017 10:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Berlin plane grounded at KEF for unpaid airport charges
Replies: 184
Views: 31649

Re: Air Berlin plane grounded at KEF for unpaid airport charges

[twoid][/twoid] I didn't even know AB flew to KEF. Slightly OT, if a flight declares an emergency does the airline have to pay the landing fees I. hat situation? Bringing your question back to ON TOPIC - If this Air Berlin plane had done an emergency diversion into Keflavik instead of a revenue flig...

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by bourbon
Mon Mar 27, 2017 11:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA Denies Boarding to Non-Rev Girl in Leggings, Social Media Revolts
Replies: 487
Views: 35359

Re: UA Denies Boarding to Non-Rev Girl in Leggings, Social Media Revolts

Agreed complete mismanagement from United. It's not about the policy it is about what 1,000,000s of customers are hearing about your brand RIGHT NOW. It is on BBC. It is on New York Times. Do ya think maybe it is time to deal with it... just maybe.... And it is not on your terms. Your terms don't m...

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by bourbon
Fri Feb 10, 2017 8:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates Says Flight Was Delayed After Delta Withheld $300 Spare Part
Replies: 188
Views: 22712

Re: Emirates Says Flight Was Delayed After Delta Withheld $300 Spare Part

Again, Whether borrowed or purchased, if Emirates walks out the door with the part it is NOT going back to DL in SEA. If the part has been installed on the aircraft it most certainly is NOT being removed by a mechanic in SEA. DL cannot tell a mechanic to remove a part from an aircraft that is not th...

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by bourbon
Fri Feb 10, 2017 2:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates Says Flight Was Delayed After Delta Withheld $300 Spare Part
Replies: 188
Views: 22712

Re: Emirates Says Flight Was Delayed After Delta Withheld $300 Spare Part

If Delta had simply said no, that's fair play. To install the part, then demand to yank it? That's pathetic. Which is a big part of why the story the way Emirates tells it is rather hard to believe. What legal authority does Delta have to demand the part be removed after it's been installed? Even i...

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by bourbon
Fri Feb 10, 2017 1:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates Says Flight Was Delayed After Delta Withheld $300 Spare Part
Replies: 188
Views: 22712

Re: Emirates Says Flight Was Delayed After Delta Withheld $300 Spare Part

I have two questions: 1). Since this happened in SEA with Boeing's HQ just down the road - why didn't they just get it directly from Boeing? 2). IF this is true about DL - it's completely immature. Please correct me if I'm wrong - but as far as I'm aware DL has no 777 flights ex-SEA currently, so e...

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by bourbon
Tue Jan 31, 2017 11:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Elaine Chao Proposed to Head DOT
Replies: 38
Views: 4850

Re: Elaine Chao Proposed to Head DOT

Read the entire Wikipedia article that you cited. We already covered that above. The NYT didn't mention it, which was a glaring oversight. So, what will be her merger policy you think? Hopefully anti-merger. There have been far too many mergers already, and aside from the ULCCs, customers are getti...

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by bourbon
Sun Jan 29, 2017 2:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Fate of United's 744s
Replies: 29
Views: 7227

Re: Fate of United's 744s

The UA 747's are unlikely to find other operators and will likely be scrapped. They've not been well looked after since the early 2000's when UA went into a long bankruptcy process that preceded its merger with CO. The airline spent millions improving their reliability in 2013 but the fleet also ne...

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by bourbon
Thu Nov 17, 2016 4:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Pay Increase
Replies: 160
Views: 12934

Re: Delta Pay Increase

hahaha all I can do is laugh at some people... If you don't work for DL, why do you care? It's funny that DL employees don't have a problem but the ones on the sideline do..DL is an amazing company to work for. Does UA or AA allow you unlimited free flights up in J or F if space available? Or is th...

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by bourbon
Sun Nov 06, 2016 3:31 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Passenger safety hacks
Replies: 19
Views: 3171

Re: Passenger safety hacks

Except for the smoke hood (may be good advice, but somewhat impractical), and leather (leather pants, on a plane? I'm not a singer from the Village People), those are good points. Indeed, even as an airline mechanic, I always read the safety card... not because there's any new information for me to...

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by bourbon
Thu Oct 06, 2016 4:01 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: (Just turned 15) Can u be a pilot with adhd
Replies: 22
Views: 15333

Re: (Just turned 15) Can u be a pilot with adhd

You will NOT get an FAA medical if you list that you take or have ever taken Aderall/Vyvanse/Ritalin/Concerta. Definitely be off the medicine (if you take any) permanently before you get an FAA medical. The FAA Medical will check for color blindness and diabetes for the most part and they will also ...

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by bourbon
Sun Sep 04, 2016 11:45 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: AA 154 (NRT-ORD) Massive Delays due to "New FAA Regulations"
Replies: 10
Views: 4900

Re: AA 154 (NRT-ORD) Massive Delays due to "New FAA Regulations"

TWA772LR wrote:
Wouldn't AA have some reserve 787 pilots in the ORD base to handle the flight?

Also need a spare aircraft... AA runs the 787's with very little flexibility for swaps lately. And FAR117 kills long haul flights very quickly.

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by bourbon
Tue Aug 30, 2016 3:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin America Announces Layoffs if Merger Approved
Replies: 95
Views: 16051

Re: Virgin America Announces Layoffs if Merger Approved

b747400erf wrote:
225 management jobs, more bloated overpaid executives, and people complain about ground workers, pilots, and FA's being greedy and making too much! Unbelievable!

Very good chance those "management jobs" make under 100k a year. They could work in maintenance planning, logistics, and IT.

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by bourbon
Tue Aug 30, 2016 3:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Unconfirmed Reports - Active shooter at LAX
Replies: 40
Views: 6366

Re: Unconfirmed Reports - Active shooter at LAX

and will continue that way under H.C. if she is elected POTUS. By the way, UA cancelled UA98 LAX-MEL due to security concerns. weird. I mean, how is it that every other airline gets there LAX-Australia flights out except for United? You gotta do everything possible to get that flight out, no reason...

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by bourbon
Mon Aug 29, 2016 12:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Unconfirmed Reports - Active shooter at LAX
Replies: 40
Views: 6366

Re: Unconfirmed Reports - Active shooter at LAX

America is just becoming a bit of a joke now! and will continue that way under H.C. if she is elected POTUS. By the way, UA cancelled UA98 LAX-MEL due to security concerns. weird. I mean, how is it that every other airline gets there LAX-Australia flights out except for United? You gotta do everyth...

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by bourbon
Tue Jul 26, 2016 12:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA installing new J seat in 777s
Replies: 37
Views: 9129

Re: AA installing new J seat in 777s

asuflyer wrote:
Is AA replacing the all of the Zodiac interiors? N783AN / 7AP had already been reconfigured in the Zodiac interior.

It left TUL today. Was finished being reconfigured over the weekend.

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by bourbon
Mon Jul 18, 2016 5:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bombardier CSeries Inaugural Commercial Flight today!
Replies: 50
Views: 11463

Re: Bombardier CSeries Inaugural Commercial Flight today!

So aside from the lack of passing high school EngLish by everyone in this post, do we happen to have a trip report in the making or pictures of the takeoff and landing!? Everyone, indeed! "English" is seldom spelled with a capital "L" in the middle... ;) Ahh! The biggest issue w...

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by bourbon
Mon Jul 18, 2016 5:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bombardier CSeries Inaugural Commercial Flight today!
Replies: 50
Views: 11463

Re: Bombardier CSeries Inaugural Commercial Flight today!

I was lucky enough to be on the first flight and while I don't have time to do a full trip report now, I posted a few photos (hoping the Photobucket bandwidth is sufficient): viewtopic.php?f=9&t=1338005&p=18986291#p18986291 LX638 left about 30 minutes late. First we had an APU issue (descri...

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by bourbon
Fri Jul 15, 2016 7:11 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Yet another terrorist attack hits France
Replies: 126
Views: 4073

Re: Yet another terrorist attack hits France

And I just logged into my Facebook account and turned on the TV. Total silence on both fronts. Last week there was nonstop news coverage and outrage expressed on both. I guess lives don't matter to people in the US unless they are white US citizens. I am sickened by this. Seriously? There is alread...

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by bourbon
Fri Jul 15, 2016 7:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bombardier CSeries Inaugural Commercial Flight today!
Replies: 50
Views: 11463

Re: Bombardier CSeries Inaugural Commercial Flight today!

So aside from the lack of passing high school EngLish by everyone in this post, do we happen to have a trip report in the making or pictures of the takeoff and landing!?

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by bourbon
Fri Jul 15, 2016 3:55 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Yet another terrorist attack hits France
Replies: 126
Views: 4073

Re: Yet another terrorist attack hits France

Its obvious that ISIS and ISIS inspired attacks are wreaking havoc on nations worldwide but I am just shocked that people on ANET and in the West generally supported toppling the Assad regime even while Iraq next door was still unstable. I blame every ISIS related attack not so much on "Radica...

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by bourbon
Fri Jul 15, 2016 3:53 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Yet another terrorist attack hits France
Replies: 126
Views: 4073

Re: Yet another terrorist attack hits France

And I just logged into my Facebook account and turned on the TV. Total silence on both fronts. Last week there was nonstop news coverage and outrage expressed on both. I guess lives don't matter to people in the US unless they are white US citizens. I am sickened by this. Are you high and blind? It...

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by bourbon
Sat Jun 25, 2016 12:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL pax has plane to himself
Replies: 39
Views: 11089

Re: DL pax has plane to himself

I was once 1 of 4 passengers on a Compass flight from DFW to ATL. Last flight of the night, prior 3 flights managed to get 120 non revs on in front of me. Me and another non rev got first and the two paying passengers were "allowed" to sit in the emergency exit rows. Not sure if they even ...

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by bourbon
Mon Jun 20, 2016 1:09 pm
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Stop the complaining about the upgraded site... please!
Replies: 47
Views: 5387

Re: Stop the complaining about the upgraded site... please!

Everything is way too big. The old site was more compact and could see far more forum threads open and replies. The pictures on the front page are also too large. Takes far more scrolling now to get all the content that was once available on the screen without scrolling.

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by bourbon
Wed Jun 01, 2016 1:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B6 Pax Denied Boarding Because Shorts Too Short
Replies: 72
Views: 17597

RE: B6 Pax Denied Boarding Because Shorts Too Short

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/scbriml" class="quote" target="_blank">scbriml</a> (<a href="#2" class="quote">Reply 2</a>):<br/><i/></font></td></tr></table> Then you would ha...

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by bourbon
Mon May 23, 2016 6:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA JFK-TUS From 6 Oct
Replies: 16
Views: 5759

RE: AA JFK-TUS From 6 Oct

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/Q" class="quote" target="_blank">Q</a> (<a href="#2" class="quote">Reply 2</a>):<br/><i/></font></td></tr></table> If people are willing to pay ...

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by bourbon
Wed May 11, 2016 1:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Undisclosed Customer Buy 20 A330
Replies: 39
Views: 19178

RE: Undisclosed Customer Buy 20 A330

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/Polot" class="quote" target="_blank">Polot</a> (<a href="#20" class="quote">Reply 20</a>):<br/><i>Also <acronym title="United Airlines (USA)">UA...

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by bourbon
Tue May 03, 2016 7:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will Widebodies Ever Return To JFK-LAX?
Replies: 58
Views: 15224

RE: Will Widebodies Ever Return To JFK-LAX?

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/n515cr" class="quote" target="_blank">n515cr</a> (<a href="#29" class="quote">Reply 29</a>):<br/><i/></font></td></tr></table> Can US Airline em...

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by bourbon
Tue May 03, 2016 7:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is Hub Bypassing The New Threat In Competition?
Replies: 17
Views: 8343

RE: Is Hub Bypassing The New Threat In Competition?

For the most part the 787 has simply enabled Hub-Smaller City flights economically feasible. <acronym title="London - Heathrow (LHR / EGLL), United Kingdom">LHR</acronym>-<acronym title="OLD: Austin - Robert Mueller Municipal (AUS / KAUS) (closed), USA - Texas AND CURRENT: Austin - Bergstrom Interna...

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