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by spinotter
Sat Sep 15, 2018 4:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Beijing airport OFFICIALLY designated as Beijing Daxing International Airport
Replies: 51
Views: 7414

Re: New Beijing airport OFFICIALLY designated as Beijing Daxing International Airport

MartijnNL wrote:
Iloveboeing wrote:
The French J has no place in the pronunciation of "Beijing." It really irritates me when foreigners mispronounce Chinese words.

I just say Peking, as I have always done.


Peking is not the name of the city at all, but rather a foreign mispronunciation.

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by spinotter
Thu Sep 13, 2018 3:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CONFIRMED: Air France Announces Dallas-Paris starting 2019
Replies: 134
Views: 14674

Re: CONFIRMED: Air France Announces Dallas-Paris starting 2019

Who does AF code share with? Nm found my answer. AF code shares with Delta in US but that's not going to help many on getting to DFW.. Delta had a hub at DFW until 2004. Sometimes I see comments about the number of Delta frequent flyers living in the Metroplex. CDG is a big connecting hub. Why shou...

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by spinotter
Thu Sep 13, 2018 3:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CONFIRMED: Air France Announces Dallas-Paris starting 2019
Replies: 134
Views: 14674

Re: CONFIRMED: Air France Announces Dallas-Paris starting 2019

Located in northern Texas, Dallas is the fourth most populous metropolitan area in the United States. Known as the "Big D", it is home to one of the country's largest industrial centers. Its oil center is the most important but the city is also at the forefront in the telecommunications a...

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by spinotter
Thu Sep 13, 2018 3:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: EI to MSP and YUL in 2019
Replies: 173
Views: 9740

Re: Confirmed: EI to MSP and YUL in 2019

spinotter - RE: The dates, I think the Americans and Canadians give dates as they would have been given in the U.K. a couple hundred years ago, it's a legacy issue I suppose. RE: eicvd, I agree the comment was tactless, however the question should be challenged. The logic of comparing Alabama to Ir...

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by spinotter
Wed Sep 12, 2018 10:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: EI to MSP and YUL in 2019
Replies: 173
Views: 9740

Re: Aer Lingus rumor - announcement 9/12

December the ninth? Very specific so far off. Nope, 9/12 as in September 12th. In various parts of the world dates are often in a different order. Here in the Netherlands we mention the day first and then the month, so 9/12 would indeed be 9 december. 12 september would be 12/9. But in some other c...

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by spinotter
Thu Sep 06, 2018 3:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian reports strong passenger growth and high load factors in August
Replies: 68
Views: 6199

Re: Norwegian reports strong passenger growth and high load factors in August

Man, I just can't believe how much hate is spat at Norwegian on this forum! It seems as if people really want to see it fold. And you would wanna think this was an "enthusiast's" forum!!! People don't like Norwegian because of its out-of-the-box origin and growth and its multiple AOC's. B...

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by spinotter
Sat Sep 01, 2018 2:52 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: The ecological point of view - Do you look at your ecological footprint when you travel?
Replies: 54
Views: 3182

Re: The ecological point of view

chunhimlai wrote:
I care about money only


You may have written this tongue in cheek, but looking at the HEAVY human footprint on this planet I believe that money is the primary inducement for us to treat this globe as a garbage dump. Otherwise wouldn't truth and beauty win out?

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by spinotter
Fri Aug 24, 2018 3:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines to announce new markets soon
Replies: 375
Views: 30642

Re: Alaska Airlines to announce new markets soon

klm617 wrote:
SEA-GRR I could see.


Really? How about SEA-CIU. SEA-IMT, or SEA-CMX?

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by spinotter
Fri Aug 17, 2018 7:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New airport for NYC and Philadelphia
Replies: 112
Views: 11639

Re: New airport for NYC and Philadelphia

I do totally agree high speed rail to SWF (Stewart) could be done and is extremely easy compared to what is proposed here. SWF is also a way better location. My point is that sadly they can't even get that happen. America won't invest in high speed rail. I really would support a Stewart rail line T...

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by spinotter
Thu Aug 16, 2018 9:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Korean Air announces Boston
Replies: 83
Views: 12039

Re: Korean Air announces Boston

rangercarp's question isn't unreasonable. Surely this will impact connecting traffic to flights from DTW, MSP, and ATL to ICN, but this is more about meeting surging market growth to primary and secondary cities throughout Asia from routes serviced through multiple hubs, just like AMS and CDG. Why ...

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by spinotter
Thu Aug 16, 2018 9:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AF/KLM Unions bristle as Air Canada Exec tipped for CEO
Replies: 50
Views: 7453

Re: AF/KLM Unions bristle as Air Canada Exec tipped for CEO

abrelosojos wrote:
Great. Now, the Quebecois will see how they can't ever be accepted in France (AGAIN).

Saludos,
Alex


Benjamin Smith does not seem to be of Quebecoise provenance. He graduated from the University of Western Ontario, and so I doubt whether his French is up to the standards of the AF unions!

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by spinotter
Mon Aug 06, 2018 2:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Korean Air announces Boston
Replies: 83
Views: 12039

Re: Korean Air announces Boston

And just why is that good? Annnnnnddddd......here weeeeee gooooo. rangercarp's question isn't unreasonable. Surely this will impact connecting traffic to flights from DTW, MSP, and ATL to ICN, but this is more about meeting surging market growth to primary and secondary cities throughout Asia from ...

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by spinotter
Mon Aug 06, 2018 2:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Korean Air announces Boston
Replies: 83
Views: 12039

Re: Korean Air announces Boston

Nice add! Will be interesting to see KL and KE join the lineup at BOS. It will be interesting to hear what Delta pilots say when they watch Compass, Endeavor, Expressjet, Gojet, Republic, and Skywest pilots fly Delta passengers to and from Boston to connect to planes flown by KLM and Korean pilots....

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by spinotter
Fri Aug 03, 2018 7:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Swoop Announces 7 Canada-US Routes
Replies: 33
Views: 6239

Re: Swoop Announces 7 Canada-US Routes

PatrickZ80 - You must not be a native English speaker. Of course the word "swoop" means something. It is a normal English verb meaning to descend rapidly like a hawk. Indeed I'm not a native English speaker. I'm Dutch, and although I'm rather good at English I can't know everything. Thank...

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by spinotter
Thu Aug 02, 2018 8:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Swoop Announces 7 Canada-US Routes
Replies: 33
Views: 6239

Re: Swoop Announces 7 Canada-US Routes

Sorry but I HAVE to ask…. what on Earth means Swoop ???? Is it soooo hard to found a more logic name for an airline? As far as I know, it doesn't mean anything. It just sounds fresh, young and modern and also a bit cheap. It could have been a slang word, most of them don't have any meaning either. ...

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by spinotter
Tue Jul 31, 2018 4:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Georgia governor suspends fuel tax to avoid penalizing Delta at Atlanta hub
Replies: 52
Views: 7023

Re: Georgia governor suspends fuel tax to avoid penalizing Delta at Atlanta hub

ATL is still in the running for Amazon's HQ2 correct? If so you could see that being another driver - to go through with revoking the tax break for Delta would slam the door shut in terms of Atlanta being a possible Amazon HQ2 pick. Delta's $40 Million tax credit is a loose change compared to HQ2 i...

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by spinotter
Tue Oct 17, 2017 11:48 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: WW Catering
Replies: 17
Views: 1923

Re: WW Catering

If you're complaining about paying $3 for bottled water on your WOW flight, you're really going to have a great time in Iceland. :lol: ain't that the truth. Europe in general. What really frosts me is the need to pay for the facilities. I'm now spending a month in the Netherlands and I refuse to pa...

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by spinotter
Mon Oct 16, 2017 7:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spirit Airlines Passenger claims bomb inside bag after being enraged over a $50 bag fee
Replies: 29
Views: 3831

Re: Spirit Airlines Passenger claims bomb inside bag after being enraged over a $50 bag fee

Unfortunately this man made a stupid decision. Flip off the ticket agent, film them, call up CS etc, a bomb threat though is rash, stupid, and unacceptable. Wouldn't have hurt the ticket agent to see that he was fighting a losing battle and waive the fee, but that would require customer service, so...

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by spinotter
Sun Oct 15, 2017 6:39 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Should United bring back the Tulip?
Replies: 115
Views: 12100

Re: Should United bring back the Tulip?

Am I the only person who really enjoys the golden globe and will be sad to see it go? No, you are not. I recently traveled on United and I really enjoyed the sight of all those gold spans and white lines on the blue background at EWR, both day and night. It seems almost to be a.net wisdom that the ...

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by spinotter
Wed Oct 11, 2017 8:33 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: How long will it take for Delta Air Lines to catch up with American Airlines?
Replies: 29
Views: 5382

Re: How long will it take for Delta Air Lines to catch up with American Airlines?

Your airline is only as good as your last experience, now who was it said that? that's a bunch of bull. Then how do you rank airlines, jumbojet? By fleet size, RPM, CASM, number of destinations, overall customer experience (very hard to measure accurately), annual profits, on-time statistics, some ...

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by spinotter
Wed Oct 11, 2017 8:21 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Should United bring back the Tulip?
Replies: 115
Views: 12100

Re: Should United bring back the Tulip?

I agree with all the common-sense arguments against the "Tulip". Nevertheless, that "Hollow Earth" logo inherited from Continental is just plain ugly, ugly, ugly! I would just like to say that behind every aesthetic judgment there are preconceptions and prejudices at work in all...

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by spinotter
Wed Sep 27, 2017 4:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Next in line with the "hip" airlines trend.. "Swoop"
Replies: 88
Views: 9276

Re: Next in line with the "hip" airlines trend.. "Swoop"

jnev3289 wrote:
I challenge anyone to find a worse livery on an uglier airplane. Wow! Truly terrible


I disagree. Taste is subjective, and I like the color and the clean lines.

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by spinotter
Sat Sep 09, 2017 2:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: "Our goal: more market share" says FrenchBlue's CEO
Replies: 9
Views: 1272

Re: "Our goal: more market share" says FrenchBlue's CEO

I dont get how some people can just live on a tiny piece of rock in the middle of the atlantic ocean Surely you are not talking about La Réunion? It is certainly not located in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean. You must be thinking of St. Helena, or of Tristan da Cunha. It would indeed be a differe...

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by spinotter
Mon Aug 28, 2017 7:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hurricane Harvey and Houston airports
Replies: 546
Views: 67198

Re: Hurricane Harvey and Houston airports

What kind of delays is this causing for IAH? Will it shut the airport down? I was listening to a report that stated Houston is flood prone. What was the storm that flooded some NY airports? Also, I hope this discussion doesn't get moved to a non Civil Aviation forum. It is a very valid discussion f...

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by spinotter
Mon Aug 07, 2017 11:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Smoking in the airline industry
Replies: 49
Views: 9555

Re: Smoking in the airline industry

I guess this thread is predicated on people needing to smoke every hour. My partner smokes (no I'm not happy about it, fyi) but has and can go days without. Not everyone who smokes needs to be clutching a cigarette every hour, on the hour. I mean, hell, I can smoke a few and go months before I feel...

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by spinotter
Mon Jul 31, 2017 2:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B767s - a dying breed?
Replies: 106
Views: 16468

Re: B767s - a dying breed?

Very simple the A330 having an FBW killed off the 767-300ER having nothing like that. Laughable. As if the the only difference between the 767 and the A330 is FBW. They have different sizes, different cargo capabilities, different ranges, and you're saying the major difference between the two is FB...

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by spinotter
Fri Jul 28, 2017 4:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: La Compagnie to acquire A321NEOs
Replies: 29
Views: 7864

Re: La Compagnie to acquire A321NEOs

CEO of La Compagnie was very much interested in Boeing's MOM concept, striking that they go for the A321 instead. Bread today rather than cake tomorrow? Qu'ils mangeaient de la brioche! Rousseau a écrit ceci: "Enfin je me rappelai le pis-aller d'une grande princesse à qui l'on disait que les p...

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by spinotter
Thu Jul 27, 2017 2:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First El Al 787 painted
Replies: 49
Views: 7421

Re: First El Al 787 painted

Proudly all Boeing totally by choice we mean it! You mean, since the USA gives billions to Israel every year, they need to return the financial love somehow? Not a very strong endorsement in my opinion. And while we're talking about the livery, why is the Star of David at an angle on the tail? That...

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by spinotter
Thu Jul 27, 2017 2:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hong Kong Airlines A350 emerges from paint
Replies: 21
Views: 7121

Re: Hong Kong Airlines A350 emerges from paint

Configuration of the carrier’s A350 is J33 Y301 (334 seats total). https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4304/36132954816_5bb4510abb_z.jpg F-WZGE by cliper31 , on Flickr That is one beautiful bird. I'm not normally a fan of red and yellow in the Chinese tradition, but this plane is an exception. Is it pla...

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by spinotter
Thu Jul 20, 2017 10:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL plans to relaunch ATL-PVG in 2018
Replies: 62
Views: 9473

Re: DL plans to relaunch ATL-PVG in 2018

You guys seem pretty sure that MSP will never have a flight to China, but Delta has eluded to it multiple times, and PVG will soon be (or might already already be) their second most important Asia "hub" after ICN. I wouldn't discount it completely... Delta eludes to a lot stuff when it su...

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by spinotter
Wed Jul 19, 2017 6:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Applies For LAX-PEK
Replies: 636
Views: 113133

Re: AA Applies For LAX-PEK

We have indeed made progress in this discussion Only in your head possible. Your walls of text turned this in to a retreading over and over. I'm trying to think of any new pertinent information that you have brought to light and can think of none. Hey, guy - Because I think only a male would write ...

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by spinotter
Wed Jul 19, 2017 5:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska CEO on Airbus
Replies: 254
Views: 41780

Re: Alaska CEO on Airbus

Yet when I said that a year ago it was heresy... But don't you think it will/would be a more bitter wrench at AS than any of the four majors? Proudly Boeing and all that. Alaska is changing fast, however, and absorbing VX. Isn't absorbing NW what got DL into Airbus? They saw the numbers, operated t...

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by spinotter
Tue Jul 18, 2017 2:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Greenpeace: Schiphol and KLM need to shrink
Replies: 150
Views: 12538

Re: Greenpeace: Schiphol and KLM need to shrink

When will some one anyone prove all these climate alarmists wrong tell them to pull their heads in and just go away and leave us all alone. I bet if they were going to a protest in another country they would use a plane to get there. What sort of fuel do they use to power their boats :confused: Are...

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by spinotter
Mon Jul 17, 2017 8:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AF Pilots Approve the Creation of LCC Subsidiary Joon
Replies: 159
Views: 19312

Re: AF Pilots Approve the Creation of Boost

Interesting. In US English slang, "boost" is to steal ( http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=boost ). Not sure if this is the angle they're going for, but perhaps they want people to think they're getting such a good price it is a steal? Wrong, fake news, alternative facts. I've...

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by spinotter
Fri Jun 30, 2017 8:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France will launch Atlanta from Guadeloupe and Martinique
Replies: 94
Views: 18224

Re: Air France will launch Atlanta from Guadeloupe and Martinique

Got it. Went right over my head, admittedly. No worries. Just peek into any thread that has ATL or DTW in the title... you'll get to see the real thing, live. ;) Best comment I've seen for a while. And actually if you told him that DTW has far more airline service than it deserves (Eight Mile Road,...

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by spinotter
Fri Jun 30, 2017 3:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL releases anti-ME3 video
Replies: 196
Views: 21291

Re: DL releases anti-ME3 video

DL is behaving like the Donald Trump of the airline industry. Here's a novel idea.... How about they stop poking the hornets nest and just go about the business of being the best airline they can be? I agree wholeheartedly and was about to post the same thought - Delta is using the perceived threat...

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by spinotter
Wed Jun 28, 2017 5:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines wins suit against founder of Untied.com complaint site
Replies: 34
Views: 7149

Re: United Airlines wins suit against founder of Untied.com complaint site

How does he explain his poor ratings as a professor? Karma? Hope UAL can get punitive damages in some way. Bankrupt this lad. Maybe he could learn that life isn't fair, you don't always get a pony. But you can have your mule pulled out from under you. Great win by UAL legal. Glad to see them fight ...

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by spinotter
Wed Jun 28, 2017 5:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines wins suit against founder of Untied.com complaint site
Replies: 34
Views: 7149

Re: United Airlines wins suit against founder of Untied.com complaint site

That guy may not have received the customer service that he should have received 21 years ago. However, there is a difference between recourse on the one hand, and a 20-year vendetta on the other. At some point, it just stops becoming productive and just turns into shading and poisoning. No consume...

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by spinotter
Tue Jun 27, 2017 10:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines wins suit against founder of Untied.com complaint site
Replies: 34
Views: 7149

Re: United Airlines wins suit against founder of Untied.com complaint site

Listen, Jeremy, you fought the good fight and the big corporation won. But how about you change the logo, the website name, and all the other intellectual property of that corporation based in Chicago which has been providing bad customer service for eons now? We a.netters should contribute new webs...

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by spinotter
Thu May 25, 2017 3:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LATAM schedules São Paolo-Santa Cruz
Replies: 8
Views: 1193

Re: LATAM schedules São Paolo-Santa Cruz

ojjunior - You do not misspell the Brazilian city name, but you do misspell the word "its" and the word "city," plus you incorrectly capitalize the word "country" when you write "I don't need to live in a Country to know it's citie's names, that's why I don't say M...

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