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by maverick4002
Fri May 20, 2022 2:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US CDC recommends Covid testing for domestic travel
Replies: 43
Views: 8830

Re: US CDC recommends Covid testing for domestic travel

So I am flying NYC to FLL on May 20 for a wedding. I took a PCR test on May 18 and then went to a professional event less than 10 minutes later and I immediately started feeling...not normal. Today, May 19 I am still waiting for the PCR, so decide to take a rapid test in case the PCR doesnt come (i ...

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by maverick4002
Mon May 16, 2022 8:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2022
Replies: 481
Views: 63093

Re: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2022

Does anyone have insight into how BW is performing out of GEO? I know people have said demand in general, across the network, is coming back faster than anticiapted but I've also seen the comments about Jetblue and AA and their capacity into GEO. So how is BW performing?

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by maverick4002
Tue May 10, 2022 7:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: More than 100 Passengers are barred from boarding connecting flight in Germany
Replies: 72
Views: 15028

Re: More than 100 Orthodox Jews are barred from boarding connecting flight in Germany

1) Orthodox Jews all dress the same dont they? I dont see anti-Semitism here. They are all Jews who dress, act and look the same way. Saying the Jewish people caused it to me obviously implies the Hasidic Jewish people, the ones who all are easily identifiable and look the same. And yes, unfortunate...

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by maverick4002
Mon May 09, 2022 8:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines Network Thread - 2022
Replies: 1072
Views: 267462

Re: United Airlines Network Thread - 2022

Effective today, UA818/9 IAH-EZE-IAH is being upgauged to the 77E from the 789, adding 20-25 more seats daily in each direction. The UA service to EZE from IAH has been flown with the 77E previously and it is great to see the route doing well. I flew this route in November 2019 on the 777 and the t...

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by maverick4002
Mon May 09, 2022 2:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US Airline Booking Trends during COVID-19
Replies: 2583
Views: 361836

Re: US Airline Booking Trends during COVID-19

I flew NYC AMS last Wednesday on Delta and the flight was completely full, their words, not mine.

Came back today on KLM and it was probably less than 50%. Had my entire row free and then the entire middle section was empty as well.

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by maverick4002
Mon Apr 25, 2022 11:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2022
Replies: 481
Views: 63093

Re: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2022

The talk is that the full 12(Other 3) may come sooner as demand is growing faster than anticipated, but TTO is coming due to the leasing contract.


This is good news that demand is coming back faster than they anticpated.

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by maverick4002
Fri Apr 22, 2022 4:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Network Thread - 2022
Replies: 1100
Views: 192668

Re: American Airlines Network Thread - 2022

AA gave me a $50 credit because the tv wasnt working on my 6+ hr flight last week. Better than nothing (UA gave me $200 pre pandemic for a 9+ hour flight)

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by maverick4002
Tue Apr 19, 2022 3:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jetblue Network Thread - 2022
Replies: 815
Views: 167690

Re: Jetblue Network Thread - 2022

In one of my FB travel groups someone just posted that they are delayed indefinitely on their trip to Boston due to maintenance and will soon cancel if the crew times out. B6 is apparently sending mechanics from Orlando to Jacksonville but it will take a few hours for them to get there and hopefully...

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by maverick4002
Tue Apr 19, 2022 12:48 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Shooting at a Subway Station in New York City
Replies: 45
Views: 2588

Re: Shooting at a Subway Station in New York City

Hands up anyone surprised what happens in this city :!: Not surprised at all. NYC is a very dangerous place. I am very curious, there seems to be a photo of the gunman taken by a witness with their phone but they won't release it. https://abcnews.go.com/US/multiple-shot-separate-incidents-involving...

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by maverick4002
Tue Apr 19, 2022 12:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CDC mask mandate for travelers struck down by federal judge
Replies: 301
Views: 31358

Re: CDC mask mandate for travelers struck down by federal judge

I'd probably still wear it, maybe....but why did it take so long?

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by maverick4002
Mon Apr 18, 2022 11:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jetblue Network Thread - 2022
Replies: 815
Views: 167690

Re: Jetblue Network Thread - 2022

I flew B6 SFO-JFK yesterday. Pretty uneventful flight that left on time and got in early! Was surprised they only give a drink and then I think potato chips later on. I flew out on AA a week earlier and we actually had options for a breakfast meal. I had the cheese platter but my seatmates had oatme...

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by maverick4002
Tue Apr 05, 2022 10:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue bids 3.6B for Spirit
Replies: 992
Views: 152172

Re: JetBlue bids 3.6B for Spirit

This potentially throws the Frontier deal out the window $33/Share in cash https://twitter.com/DeItaone/status/1511428593288687634?s=20&t=qjF6GmP7TooS3d-zodBEHw https://www.nytimes.com/2022/04/05/business/jetblue-spirit-frontier.html Ugh. Rhetorical question: why would the Target buy the Dollar...

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by maverick4002
Mon Apr 04, 2022 12:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jetblue Network Thread - 2022
Replies: 815
Views: 167690

Re: Jetblue Network Thread - 2022

CobaltScar wrote:
I was told there were 11 people working in crew scheduling over night this weekend. I'm not sure I believe there was even 11.


Is this alot? A little? Whats the normal amount working on a weekend?

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by maverick4002
Sat Mar 26, 2022 8:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines Network Thread - 2022
Replies: 1072
Views: 267462

Re: United Airlines Network Thread - 2022

Increased headwinds for Europe travel - fuel prices, war, and the rising Omicron BA2. Central/Eastern Europe bookings are softening. Air Canada for example this week dropped plans to launch Budapest, while European carriers trimming some Eastern Europe flying also. In Eastern Europe there’s some of...

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by maverick4002
Wed Mar 23, 2022 1:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2022
Replies: 481
Views: 63093

Re: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2022

I question B6’s return to FLL-POS. As of now, it’s listed as a suspension but not serving a route like that during its peak season and planning to resume off peak doesn’t make any sense to me. As you noted, B6 has been historically weak on this route (and to POS generally IMO). With BW on the route...

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by maverick4002
Sun Mar 20, 2022 9:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jetblue Network Thread - 2022
Replies: 815
Views: 167690

Re: Jetblue Network Thread - 2022

I noticed some major market exits / suspensions by B6 in their latest schedule update. These seem to be market exits (removed from May until end of schedule): AUS-CUN BNA-CUN These are their market suspensions (not flying from May to September / October): BDL-LAS BDL-SFO EWR-ATL EWR-AUS EWR-CHS EWR...

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by maverick4002
Fri Mar 18, 2022 7:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2022
Replies: 481
Views: 63093

Re: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2022

CAL is restarting POS-FLL in the summer. 2x a week I saw the press release for this and it seemed strange to me as POS-FLL has been loaded for at least two weeks now. I'm not sure why they waited this long to announce. On top of that, they are flying on Fridays and Sundays which seems too close to ...

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by maverick4002
Fri Mar 18, 2022 3:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2022
Replies: 481
Views: 63093

Re: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2022

CAL is restarting POS-FLL in the summer. 2x a week

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by maverick4002
Mon Mar 14, 2022 9:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Network Thread - 2022
Replies: 750
Views: 146163

Re: Delta Network Thread - 2022

Anyone with insight into why this might happen: I have a trip with Delta in a few months to Panama. Last week they moved up the return flight by about 1 hour, no big deal. Today they have no adjusted that same return flight to a scheduled arrival that is 30 minutes later, but the departure remains t...

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by maverick4002
Mon Mar 07, 2022 12:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM picked up 278 stranded Ukrainians
Replies: 18
Views: 6146

Re: KLM picked up 278 stranded Ukrainians

Good initiative by KLM, well done to them, but it got me thinking of the waste that occurs in ferrying empty planes for servicing to far flung places and not being able to sell seats on such flights. An example is BA sending their 380's to MNL & back, they know well in advance they will do this...

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by maverick4002
Mon Mar 07, 2022 12:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Arajet ordering up to 40 737MAX8
Replies: 88
Views: 19763

Re: Arajet, a new Dominican airline launching with 5 737MAX8

Purple in the Caribbean is seen as a "serious" color (funerals maybe). A glance at the majority of the CARICOM flags suggests otherwise. Even the somber T&T flag isnt purple. A turquoise blue might have been a better choice. Anyway now that jetbridges are the norm no one can see liver...

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by maverick4002
Sun Mar 06, 2022 1:42 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 5607
Views: 365717

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread

Uh oh. https://www.espn.com/wnba/story/_/id/33429212/basketball-player-brittney-griner-reportedly-detained-russia-wnba-representatives-working-get-home This is a very delicate situation and Putin just got a bargaining chip. Very curious to see how this plays out. What? How is the a bargaining chip ...

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by maverick4002
Fri Mar 04, 2022 11:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Arajet ordering up to 40 737MAX8
Replies: 88
Views: 19763

Re: Arajet, a new Dominican airline launching with 5 737MAX8

Bravo, and Suerte! May I ask, though - since when in Purple (and not complaining, a favourite of mine...) associated with the Caribbean? Between them and BW, they look prone to merge in future, no (similar branding, multi-colored tail with bird as the logo - purple engine nacelles, and purple billb...

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by maverick4002
Thu Mar 03, 2022 3:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Drunk JetBlue pilot pulled from flight
Replies: 86
Views: 14436

Re: Drunk JetBlue pilot pulled from flight

MrBretz wrote:
I think .17% means you had 7 or 8 drinks. It depends on your weight but has anyone here ever had that much in an evening?


I can easily do 10-11

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by maverick4002
Tue Mar 01, 2022 1:15 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 5607
Views: 365717

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread

Ok Ukraine are putting up a good fight, but Russia are still advancing, maybe slowly, but they are getting there. Everyone is just watching and not directly helping. What is the end game if Kyiv does fall? Russa takes over....then what. What is the reaction and next move for NATO / USA etc if this h...

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by maverick4002
Sun Feb 27, 2022 11:18 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Who are your LEAST favorite sport teams?
Replies: 84
Views: 5384

Re: Who are your LEAST favorite sport teams?

Liverpool FC, Manchester City, Chelsea FC

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by maverick4002
Sat Feb 26, 2022 3:31 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Is Taiwan next?
Replies: 85
Views: 6203

Re: Is Taiwan next?

When the leader of the free world projects weakness, everyone notices. The threat to Taiwan is real, but no one knows what China will do, or when. Most of the world has already forgotten about the Hong Kong protests....if they ever really cared. China grows stronger and stronger economically and ha...

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by maverick4002
Sat Feb 26, 2022 1:20 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Is Taiwan next?
Replies: 85
Views: 6203

Re: Is Taiwan next?

Yes. China is just watching on the sidelines and taking note of how the world reacts to this Russia / Ukraine situation.

They will definitely make their move for Taiwan

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by maverick4002
Fri Feb 25, 2022 10:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2022
Replies: 481
Views: 63093

Re: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2022

Jeez, some of yall are so negative lol. Always coming after BW.

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by maverick4002
Wed Feb 23, 2022 12:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2022
Replies: 481
Views: 63093

Re: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2022

Looks like BWs next Max will arrive on February 24. This will be the fourth. The first two are in service and the third has probably been on property for close to a month now at least, but yet hasn't been put into the rotation.

Why are they taking so long to put each new aircraft to use?

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by maverick4002
Sat Feb 19, 2022 6:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2022
Replies: 481
Views: 63093

Re: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2022

Congrats to BW on launching IAH. Seems risky this early in the GEO energy bonanza game with things just starting to ramp up. Good for them for trying. Very short window before launch date but hopefully they have a contract in place to transport energy workers from IAH. I know they were doing a few ...

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by maverick4002
Sat Feb 19, 2022 6:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Downfall: The case against Boeing.
Replies: 278
Views: 43516

Re: Boeing 737 Max Netflix documentary- Downfall

I watched it last night and most of the information wasn't new to me, being on this site and all. But what OP has highlighted was new and quite a shocker. Its a disgrace that no one faced prison time for this or Boeing hasn't really even suffered. Also, will they actually pay that $2.5B and what ex...

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by maverick4002
Sat Feb 19, 2022 2:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Downfall: The case against Boeing.
Replies: 278
Views: 43516

Re: Boeing 737 Max Netflix documentary- Downfall

I watched it last night and most of the information wasn't new to me, being on this site and all. But what OP has highlighted was new and quite a shocker. Its a disgrace that no one faced prison time for this or Boeing hasn't really even suffered. Also, will they actually pay that $2.5B and what exa...

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by maverick4002
Sat Feb 19, 2022 12:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2022
Replies: 481
Views: 63093

Re: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2022

caribbean484 wrote:
BW just loaded POS-IAH starting on March 8th to IAH Terminal D
BW 700 POS-IAH, Tue 1:00am-6:20am, BW703 IAH-POS Thu 1:35pm-8:45pm
BW 702 POS-GEO-IAH, Wed 2:10pm-10:00pm, BW701 IAH-GEO-POS Tue 9:20pm-Wed 7am.
Flights will be operated by the MAX


The 700 sits in IAH for 15 hours and the 702 for 15.5?

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by maverick4002
Fri Feb 18, 2022 10:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2022
Replies: 481
Views: 63093

Re: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2022

Are most of the Guyanese closer to EWR than JFK? EWR is not very convenient for them. Most Guyanese live in Richmond Hill, an area only about 3 miles away from JFK. There are some Trinidadians there as well but a lot are in Brooklyn about 5 miles away. There are also lots of Guyanese that work at J...

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by maverick4002
Fri Feb 18, 2022 6:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2022
Replies: 481
Views: 63093

Re: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2022

Seems BW will be starting GEO-POS-IAH soon as they had to delay the start of the route due to Covid and POS being closed. With both countries being energy producers and Suriname coming up it will be a good strategy for the service. Hopefully, they will also bring SJU, SKB, and EIS flights applied a...

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by maverick4002
Mon Feb 14, 2022 3:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jetblue Network Thread - 2022
Replies: 815
Views: 167690

Re: Jetblue Network Thread - 2022

tphuang wrote:
flight152 wrote:
56% of JB flights delayed today? Why?


huge snow storm outside all day.

One other thing, looks like BW is gone from JFK-MBJ.


Looks like its gone for March but back in April at 2x per week through October...

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by maverick4002
Thu Feb 10, 2022 1:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2022
Replies: 481
Views: 63093

Re: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2022

Lennox Weston, the Antigua and Barbuda Minister of State, has said he expects LIAT 2020 Ltd to fly in June. He admitted it has been difficult to find investors with deep pockets to restart LIAT (1974) but for the new stripped down LIAT 2020 said that "if needs be the Antiguan government can fi...

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by maverick4002
Tue Feb 08, 2022 11:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jetblue Network Thread - 2022
Replies: 815
Views: 167690

Re: Jetblue Network Thread - 2022

Okay, big news today with NK/F9 merger. I have no idea what this might mean for B6. I'd assume their situation in NYC/BOS/FLL/LAX don't change all that much. Aside from that, I see Caribbean airline cutting JFK-KIN after April. A major win here for B6 to have the route all to themselves. I'd be sur...

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by maverick4002
Mon Feb 07, 2022 12:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation February 2022
Replies: 94
Views: 14596

Re: Turkish Aviation February 2022

OTTOMANAIR wrote:
TK has opened vacancies for cabin attendants. Such a shame that only women will be hired. A lot of people have been waiting for opportunity and now they are excluding men…


Is the excluding men thing a new development? Why are they only hiring women?

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by maverick4002
Mon Feb 07, 2022 12:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Frontier and Spirit to Merge!
Replies: 477
Views: 64834

Re: Frontier and Spirit to Merge!

I wonder which brand will survive? I’m leaning towards Spirit as they’ve had such a large international footprint for years, plus in major U.S markets, I’d say that more people know the name Spirit than Frontier (unless you live in Denver) due to overall frequency of flights. But of course I could ...

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by maverick4002
Mon Feb 07, 2022 1:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jetblue Fleet Thread - 2022
Replies: 183
Views: 32979

Re: Jetblue Fleet Thread - 2022

https://www.jetblue.com/flying-with-us/wifi, but it doesn't talk about pricing, I only need it for this one flight. is it free?
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Can you purchase Wifi for a specific flight? I am looking to fo JFK-SFO and I will need internet access for the majority of the flight. I found this link: https://www.jetblue.com/flying-with-us/wifi, but it doesn't talk about pricing, I only need it for this one flight. is it free?

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by maverick4002
Mon Feb 07, 2022 1:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Fleet Thread - 2022
Replies: 881
Views: 169725

Re: Delta Fleet Thread - 2022

Can you purchase Wifi for a specific flight? I am looking to fo JFK-SFO and I will need internet access for the majority of the flight. I found this link: https://www.delta.com/us/en/onboard/inflight-entertainment/onboard-wifi, where it says internet is $50 for the month? I only need it for this one...

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by maverick4002
Sun Feb 06, 2022 5:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Uganda Airlines A330 in Seattle
Replies: 38
Views: 9718

Re: Uganda Airlines A330 in Seattle

Uganda Airlines acting CEO confirmed that 5X-NIL had been chartered by a client. It appears that the Speaker of the Ugandan Parliament was transported to Seattle for medical treatment. according to Uganda newspaper accounts. As TC957 noted, why not use the President Jet G550. Seems like an awful lo...

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by maverick4002
Sat Feb 05, 2022 9:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Icelandair postpones widebody renewal, citing better than expected MAX performance
Replies: 112
Views: 24964

Re: Icelandair postpones widebody renewal, citing better than expected MAX performance

None of that matters if ATL passengers pay exorbitant fares over and above what other cities like IAD and MIA pay, and people from ATL will regularly break fares over NYC to get cheaper flights to Europe. FI could easily come in and bust some of the higher fares with lower ones and still make a kil...

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by maverick4002
Fri Feb 04, 2022 9:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will AA/BA align LHR-JFK schedules when BA moves to JFK T8?
Replies: 44
Views: 9585

Re: Will AA/BA align LHR-JFK schedules when BA moves to JFK T8?

In college I had a friend from Zimbabwe and she use to take the early morning JFK departures because it connected perfectly with her flights to South Africa

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by maverick4002
Thu Feb 03, 2022 8:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2022
Replies: 481
Views: 63093

Re: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2022

Im sure they know what they are doing but I am looking for a flight to POS from NYC this month and BW is almost twice as expensive as the other options, specifically Jetblue. AA, Copa, UA offer some crazy connections so I can see people paying more for a less circuitous route but I really wanted to ...

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by maverick4002
Sun Jan 30, 2022 10:26 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: US Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer to retire
Replies: 315
Views: 18389

Re: US Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer to retire

I never said it would change the balance of the court. But from the comments in this post and elsewhere, people are very bothered by the person being a black woman. So, yes, I take pleasure in knowing some people will lose their minds over this Again I think that is nonsense. Most seem to be irked ...

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