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by panampreflight
Sat Aug 26, 2017 9:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ONT unveils new branding, launches marketing campaign
Replies: 103
Views: 10012

Re: ONT unveils new branding, launches marketing campaign

What about Disney, Universal, Knotts, Hollywood, Downtown, Century City, Irvine. That's where the tourists and business people go. Beaches - Newport, Huntington, Laguna, Redondo ....etc. Only areas convenient for LAX is Century City and the ones you mention. Disney, Knotts is closer to SNA, LGB &am...

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by panampreflight
Sat Aug 26, 2017 9:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ONT unveils new branding, launches marketing campaign
Replies: 103
Views: 10012

Re: ONT unveils new branding, launches marketing campaign

While I agree with your commentary, at some point the airport authority has to accept that they're stuck trying to put lipstick on a pig. As a former Angeleno, I can't see ONT ever becoming a viable alternative for leisure travelers heading to SoCal tourist attractions due to its distance and commu...

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by panampreflight
Sat Aug 26, 2017 2:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Pilot Freaks Out Passengers With Horrific Tornado Warning
Replies: 40
Views: 12522

Re: United Pilot Freaks Out Passengers With Horrific Tornado Warning

UAL777UK wrote:
Jeez. Can you get hold of the writer of this article and tell him I have a beach front villa in the Sahara to sell if he is interested. Absolute nonsense that the pilot made those comments.


Yup, got a lot of pranksters here.

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by panampreflight
Fri Aug 18, 2017 1:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Drops 77W on MIA-LAX
Replies: 123
Views: 18610

Re: AA Drops 77W on MIA-LAX

I find sub 700 one way j seat on JFK sfo all the time. According to what i have been hearing, aa has been quoting a lot lower, think sub 600 in j class on travel agencies and corporate accounts. It is also not very hard to get complimentary upgrade on this hard. A lot of this really has to do with ...

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by panampreflight
Thu Aug 17, 2017 2:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Drops 77W on MIA-LAX
Replies: 123
Views: 18610

Re: AA Drops 77W on MIA-LAX

To be sure!, but I was just looking and DL at First Class for $394.00 ow on a 777 from LAX with a quick 50 minute change in ATL. That's not bad!.

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by panampreflight
Thu Aug 17, 2017 2:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Drops 77W on MIA-LAX
Replies: 123
Views: 18610

Re: AA Drops 77W on MIA-LAX

As we have been lectured by the a.net "experts" here, it's not MIA-LAX, it's South Florida-LAX because MIA and FLL serve the same market. So AA now has B6 competing with them and offering a lie flat product to LAX. Right, so like I said, AA has "minimal" (note I specifically did...

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by panampreflight
Thu Aug 17, 2017 2:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Drops 77W on MIA-LAX
Replies: 123
Views: 18610

Re: AA Drops 77W on MIA-LAX

nothing to do with "prestige" and everything to do with Premium. in general, JFK-SFO just attract a higher than normal percentage of high fare, paid traffic (like $1800-$3000 roundtrip fares in business/ first on jfk-sfo, similar pricing onJFKLAX.. and these are the non refundable "d...

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by panampreflight
Thu Aug 17, 2017 2:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Frontier, DFW/DEN, one flight per day ?!?
Replies: 18
Views: 2387

Re: Frontier, DFW/DEN, one flight per day ?!?

mariner wrote:
panampreflight wrote:
Competition City !!!


Indeed!

Run away, I say. Image

mariner


Absolutely!

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by panampreflight
Thu Aug 17, 2017 3:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Frontier, DFW/DEN, one flight per day ?!?
Replies: 18
Views: 2387

Re: Frontier, DFW/DEN, one flight per day ?!?

Competition City !!!

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by panampreflight
Thu Aug 17, 2017 3:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Drops 77W on MIA-LAX
Replies: 123
Views: 18610

Re: AA Drops 77W on MIA-LAX

AA has eight flights a day to / from LAX-MIA, they are the kings on that route boys and girls.

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by panampreflight
Thu Aug 17, 2017 3:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Drops 77W on MIA-LAX
Replies: 123
Views: 18610

Re: AA Drops 77W on MIA-LAX

I don't know that it's hysteria on this thread. For me, it's disappointment coupled with real proof now that the a.net myth that MIA-LAX is some kind of a special "premium market" has finally been shattered. In the future, I'll try doing a widebody to widebody connection via DFW if the sc...

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by panampreflight
Thu Aug 17, 2017 3:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Drops 77W on MIA-LAX
Replies: 123
Views: 18610

Re: AA Drops 77W on MIA-LAX

I put my sister on a round-trip ORD-PHX-ORD and she only got 300 actual miles each way. Under the current earning scheme, that means the ticket was only $120. Are you really shocked that only 600 total miles were earned? Yes, I am shocked, sadly it used to be almost 3000. Watered down, now Frontier...

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by panampreflight
Thu Aug 17, 2017 3:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Drops 77W on MIA-LAX
Replies: 123
Views: 18610

Re: AA Drops 77W on MIA-LAX

More reason for DL to pick up service form the one they have. I used to fly Pan Am LAX-MIA on 747 at 1pm, daily service. So sad AA has invested in these terrible narrow-bodies. AA is no PA!. Never was, never will be my friends. Wow...just wow! Where exactly is Pan Am today? Oh, that's right, they w...

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by panampreflight
Wed Aug 16, 2017 3:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Drops 77W on MIA-LAX
Replies: 123
Views: 18610

Re: AA Drops 77W on MIA-LAX

Airlines don't think or work in this way. Its a numbers situation, the software plans fares, etc., unfortunately nothing is perfect but they work hard everyday, I am sure, to try to make everyone happy. All airlines work very hard including AA.

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by panampreflight
Wed Aug 16, 2017 2:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Drops 77W on MIA-LAX
Replies: 123
Views: 18610

Re: AA Drops 77W on MIA-LAX

that happens on many transcons, if not most transcons. Why is MIA somehow special? Whenever I look their fares in paid F are not really all that high, certainly not higher than NYC fares, and according to DOT fare research, they're basically overall average. Why should MIA be special, when its over...

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by panampreflight
Wed Aug 16, 2017 2:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Drops 77W on MIA-LAX
Replies: 123
Views: 18610

Re: AA Drops 77W on MIA-LAX

It's ironic that doing a connection in DFW will provide a premium, lie flat seat with all the 772s and 763s on MIA-DFW, plus the 789 on DFW-LAX, than the nonstops MIA-LAX. I don't think it's Ironic as much as it is responsible aircraft routing. There are a lot of dramatics in this thread over this ...

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by panampreflight
Wed Aug 16, 2017 4:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Drops 77W on MIA-LAX
Replies: 123
Views: 18610

Re: AA Drops 77W on MIA-LAX

Just looking at FT, it's actually pretty interesting how many people have already made the move to mint in spite of B6's lack luster FF program, limited schedule vs AA and FLL location. If B6 starts adding to that limited schedule, things could get interesting here. Oh AA's Advantage Program is mor...

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by panampreflight
Wed Aug 16, 2017 4:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Drops 77W on MIA-LAX
Replies: 123
Views: 18610

Re: AA Drops 77W on MIA-LAX

AA is still advertising 3 cabin transcontinental service from MIA - LAX for flagship dining, just go the email yesterday. Hearing 2-class F passengers on MIALAX will also have access to Flagship Dining (as will J passengers on JFK-LAX/SFO). Nothing they do pre-boarding will make up for the fact tha...

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by panampreflight
Tue Aug 15, 2017 3:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Drops 77W on MIA-LAX
Replies: 123
Views: 18610

Re: AA Drops 77W on MIA-LAX

LY777 wrote:
AA always disappoints me.
What a shame they don't install IFE the MAX!


YES!!!

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by panampreflight
Tue Aug 15, 2017 3:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Drops 77W on MIA-LAX
Replies: 123
Views: 18610

Re: AA Drops 77W on MIA-LAX

AA dominates MIA-LAX. it has every reason to reduce capacity and offer a less elaborate product in a market where it will carry the traffic regardless of the product offered. Of course, other carriers could add or expand service, but AA has every reason to cut capacity and get higher fares where it...

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by panampreflight
Mon Aug 14, 2017 2:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A380 gates at HNL set for March 2019
Replies: 31
Views: 7020

Re: A380 gates at HNL set for March 2019

OK... I've never experienced a customs hold, for which I am grateful. I agree, but with all these negative comments I want to bring up the fact that when we do exit the aircraft [in the terminal that Delta arrives at, can't remember the name] you can still smell the hibiscus flowers from the leis, ...

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by panampreflight
Wed Aug 09, 2017 1:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue | Full Service Carrier transition ?
Replies: 91
Views: 14743

Re: JetBlue | Full Service Carrier transition ?

DL has larger market share and flies to more places than B6 in NYC because it has more slots. B6 is pretty much using every good slots that it has in JFK and every slot it has in LGA. And it's very profitable in NYC even years after DL decided that they want to dominate NYC (and have the lowest mar...

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by panampreflight
Wed Aug 09, 2017 1:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue | Full Service Carrier transition ?
Replies: 91
Views: 14743

Re: JetBlue | Full Service Carrier transition ?

There is no doubt that B6 and its Mint product were the death knell for VX. VX’ product went out of date very quickly and Mint became the low cost carrier premium cabin standard. AS decided it wasn’t worth trying to compete with B6 and Mint and is offering a premium cabin product that is not compet...

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by panampreflight
Tue Aug 08, 2017 2:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Smoking in the airline industry
Replies: 49
Views: 11401

Re: Smoking in the airline industry

Only a guess, but I assume this has been through the courts? Way back in the 70's, Bank of America was stopping smoking in its executive / administration offices in California and they were sued by a workers group. One of the first big decisions was the court sided with BA Corp. because they did no...

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by panampreflight
Tue Aug 08, 2017 1:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Smoking in the airline industry
Replies: 49
Views: 11401

Re: Smoking in the airline industry

As a "former" smoker who finds a way to sneak one here and there, the industry has long moved past smokers and I do not see a return to it, unless Marijuana really ends up taking off (and even then, now most of my friends vape anyway). I don't see a future for lounges at all. Nicotine is ...

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by panampreflight
Sun Aug 06, 2017 10:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FAA bars AI 126 ORD-DEL from flying
Replies: 141
Views: 25573

Re: FAA bars AI 126 ORD-DEL from flying

What the hell is a seat belt tag?! Tag on the seat belt that denotes rating, compliance and date of manufacture among other things. http://aerosavvy.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/TSO-images-1000.jpg Yes, I have seen these so worn they can't be read, lol. But they are so tough I can't imagine them ...

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by panampreflight
Sun Aug 06, 2017 9:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Seat size regulations in the US
Replies: 176
Views: 13845

Re: Seat size regulations in the US

I'm trying to understand how a set of consumer advocates think they can overrule the FAA and cabin design subject matter experts by asserting that there is a link between reduced seat pitch and safety? There is zero suggestion in real world crashes that short pitches lengthen passenger egress in em...

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by panampreflight
Sun Aug 06, 2017 9:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Seat size regulations in the US
Replies: 176
Views: 13845

Re: Seat size regulations in the US

Turbulence: Why is Airport Travel Such a Nightmare? 7/30/17 Sunday Night with Megan Kelly Air travel these days seems less like an adventure and more like a battle. Josh Mankiewicz talks with industry experts and executives about the causes of the frustration in the skies. http://www.nbcnews.com/me...

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by panampreflight
Thu Aug 03, 2017 1:48 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Etihad Flight Loads -- Non Rev Travel
Replies: 18
Views: 3388

Re: Etihad Flight Loads -- Non Rev Travel

I disagree too. It's no big deal, he does have to find a way home... lol. In my company, this type of information is classified and not meant for the public. With that being said, I have heard of people getting in trouble with posting loads to a public forum, especially with travel/booking agents. ...

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by panampreflight
Thu Aug 03, 2017 1:33 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Etihad Flight Loads -- Non Rev Travel
Replies: 18
Views: 3388

Re: Etihad Flight Loads -- Non Rev Travel

If you can fly non-rev, the one who give you this benefit must have ways to check the loading of the flights. Why don't ask your fd / family member to get the answer in a much faster way? Exactly!, or call the airline and tell them what flight your trying for, they will tell you what your chances a...

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by panampreflight
Thu Aug 03, 2017 1:32 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Etihad Flight Loads -- Non Rev Travel
Replies: 18
Views: 3388

Re: Etihad Flight Loads -- Non Rev Travel

Anyone can go to any online booking site and check seat availability --- It has been on the internet for years and years, and it is very fluid. No secrets anymore,
don't be so formal, be friendly.

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by panampreflight
Wed Aug 02, 2017 2:04 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Etihad Flight Loads -- Non Rev Travel
Replies: 18
Views: 3388

Re: Etihad Flight Loads -- Non Rev Travel

I disagree too. It's no big deal, he does have to find a way home... lol.

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by panampreflight
Tue Aug 01, 2017 10:34 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Etihad Flight Loads -- Non Rev Travel
Replies: 18
Views: 3388

Re: Etihad Flight Loads -- Non Rev Travel

Yup, these numbers are exact as of this posting. I also checked August 6 and 7 and its 0 these days too.

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by panampreflight
Mon Jul 31, 2017 10:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Woman 'kicked off flight and arrested for giving business class blanket to son in economy'
Replies: 3
Views: 3210

Re: Woman 'kicked off flight and arrested for giving business class blanket to son in economy'

OneSexyL1011 wrote:
I feel there is A LOT of information here thats been lost in translation, manipulated to fit the sensationalism and/or just flat out missing.

It is getting to a point where you cant take these kinds of stories seriously anymore.



I completely agree!.

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by panampreflight
Mon Jul 31, 2017 10:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Seat size regulations in the US
Replies: 176
Views: 13845

Re: Seat size regulations in the US

I think it's time for regulation. It doesn't have to be overly onerous either. Minimum pitch should be 31" and 17" seats on wide-bodies shouldn't be permitted. DL does just fine with 9x 777s. 787s should be 8x instead of 9x. The airlines have received unlimited gravy from the Feds for yea...

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by panampreflight
Fri Jul 28, 2017 2:28 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why is the FedEx Superhub busiest between 10PM and 4AM?
Replies: 59
Views: 10278

Re: Why is the FedEx Superhub busiest between 10PM and 4AM?

Hello A.net, Always wondered why the Superhub is so busy at night if the temperature is not that hot during the day. I've heard that there is a plane arriving or departing every 40 seconds during these hours! Is it a logistical or physical reason for peak rush during night hours? Think about the bu...

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by panampreflight
Sun Jul 23, 2017 5:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Another DL PR issue. This time FOX Sports host and family not allowed to travel
Replies: 125
Views: 14549

Re: Another DL PR issue. This time FOX Sports host and family not allowed to travel

The DL PR issues are growing at a rapid rate. I'm not sure if the issues themselves are growing, or if you're just posting every little molehill you find that could potentially be turned into a mountain... Looks like the last four threads you've created here have been "DL PR issues". Seem...

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by panampreflight
Thu Jul 20, 2017 9:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United President Says F9 Expansion Is "Sign of Failure"
Replies: 150
Views: 23067

Re: United President Says F9 Expansion Is "Sign of Failure"

even after all this time Frontier is still trying to figure out what will work for them.....how many time's have they been in and out of ELP and ABQ with mainline or RJ's....will be interesting to see how long they last....I hope they survive.....sad for someone to be excited about another airline'...

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by panampreflight
Thu Jul 20, 2017 9:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United President Says F9 Expansion Is "Sign of Failure"
Replies: 150
Views: 23067

Re: United President Says F9 Expansion Is "Sign of Failure"

Kirby has alot of balls speaking those words after UA's PR disaster in Chicago with dragging the passenger off the plane. It think they are top of the heap in historic stupid [ALL TIME memorable] PR disasters right up there with Wells Fargo's fraudulent account opening that went on for over 10 years...

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by panampreflight
Thu Jul 20, 2017 8:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United President Says F9 Expansion Is "Sign of Failure"
Replies: 150
Views: 23067

Re: United CEO Says F9 Expansion Is "Sign of Failure"

Frontier adds and drops routes so quickly that I can't keep track anymore. Hopefully some of the routes will stick. They seem to be going back to their hub-and-spoke model, while still retaining and adding point to point routes as well. With United offering basic economy, they can match or beat F9'...

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by panampreflight
Mon Jul 17, 2017 12:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta moves seat of Ann Coulter
Replies: 317
Views: 35790

Re: Delta moves seat of Ann Coulter

I agree, This is all true!.

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by panampreflight
Mon Jul 17, 2017 12:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta moves seat of Ann Coulter
Replies: 317
Views: 35790

Re: Delta moves seat of Ann Coulter

She needs to pursue a explanation from DL. I would, if they are going to be charging for the seats [on top of the fare] they need to get this crap straightened out. I
have been around the world over 40 times and still do not understand how these things happen.

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by panampreflight
Sun Jul 16, 2017 5:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pan Am in Middle East question
Replies: 60
Views: 7150

Re: Pan Am in Middle East question

Well, it is sad so many airlines were lost however. Reality is we are better off in the US having the remaining major carriers being so strong, the standard of safety is extremely high with hundreds of well taken care of new aircraft being operated and no expense spared on maintenance, training and...

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by panampreflight
Sun Jul 16, 2017 2:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pan Am in Middle East question
Replies: 60
Views: 7150

Re: Pan Am in Middle East question

I recall TWA operating 707s into BAH briefly during the 1979/80 period (I think between the two suspensions of the Pam Am SP BAH service. The old BAH terminal layout had a great roof terrace which I used to watch the planes from and I am sure I can find a log showing a TWA 707 frame in BAH. What an...

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by panampreflight
Sun Jul 16, 2017 2:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pan Am in Middle East question
Replies: 60
Views: 7150

Re: Pan Am in Middle East question

In 1962 PA offered - Ankara, Baghdad, Beirut, Karachi & Tehran. - http://www.departedflights.com/PA020162.html By 1972 PA offered - Ankara, Beirut, Damascus & Tehran. - http://www.departedflights.com/PA020172.html In 1979 PA offered - Dahahran, Karachi & Tehran - http://www.departedflig...

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by panampreflight
Sat Jul 15, 2017 10:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TSA to soon ban electronic checkin for all inbound int'l flights
Replies: 35
Views: 9172

Re: TSA to soon ban electronic checkin for all inbound int'l flights

I've been asked utterly ridiculous questions at Heathrow by AA upon checking in that were borderline inappropriate. On a recent trip the agent asked the following questions: 1. Did you pack your bags yourself? 2. Do you live in Charlotte? 3. Do you like Charlotte? 4. Were you born in Charlotte? 5. ...

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by panampreflight
Sat Jul 15, 2017 10:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TSA to soon ban electronic checkin for all inbound int'l flights
Replies: 35
Views: 9172

Re: TSA to soon ban electronic checkin for all inbound int'l flights

AMS has been doing something like this for 2 years or so. They have a nice compromise procedure. You check in online as normal, then when you connect to the TATL flight to the US, you are directed to "gate" D1 or E4 to get asked these questions, and lastly they give you a paper boarding p...

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by panampreflight
Sat Jul 15, 2017 10:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TSA to soon ban electronic checkin for all inbound int'l flights
Replies: 35
Views: 9172

Re: TSA to soon ban electronic checkin for all inbound int'l flights

Only AA or is it TSA / Customs & immigration too?. You're talking two separate things. AA does an in depth question and answer session with security at LHR and a couple other airports...BA didn't do this when I flew out of London in May. https://www.flyertalk.com/forum/american-airlines-aadvant...

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by panampreflight
Sat Jul 15, 2017 10:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA bag fee class action suit
Replies: 12
Views: 2690

Re: AA bag fee class action suit

Synopsis of the lawsuit (for those who don't care to read the complaint): the professor has Platinum status with AA and oneworld sapphire status through BA. Since he is Platinum, he is entitled to check two bags free of charge. He received or saw several other notices that said he was entitled to c...

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by panampreflight
Sat Jul 15, 2017 10:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA bag fee class action suit
Replies: 12
Views: 2690

Re: AA bag fee class action suit

I had Platinum for a couple of years post-bag fees and never had any issue checking bags for free. I'm not sure what is going on here but suspect there would have been more press if the issue was widespread. Your joking, RIGHT???!!!, The Press!!, They are too busy showing their peanut gallery statu...

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