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by MSPSXMFLIER
Wed Mar 27, 2019 2:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sun Country Suing Global Aviation Services
Replies: 16
Views: 2324

Re: Sun Country Suing Global Aviation Services

In the meantime, SY tries to slap new paint on the same airplanes in hope that the public will be smitten by the shiny objects and conveniently forget that their hometown little-guy airline has gone to shit. I'm still waiting for my cheeseburgers, guys. THAT's the SY period that I want back.... and...

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by MSPSXMFLIER
Sun Mar 10, 2019 10:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6472
Views: 704446

Re: Should airline regulators consider grounding B737 MAX series

We don't know what caused either crash. A grounding is premature. For those that point to the 787, the batteries overheated, and caught fire. People knew the cause of the issue. These two planes have crashed due to much more complicated factors that need to be investigated. The only thing to do is ...

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by MSPSXMFLIER
Sun Mar 10, 2019 3:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi Q1 2019
Replies: 5474
Views: 708993

Re: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi

Zoedyn wrote:
I was stunned to learn of the news right after my getting out of the swimming pool

Condolences to all involved

Too much of a blow to ET, the booming African flagship carrier

Dying to know the causes

"Dying to know the causes". Ooh, that's cringeworthy.

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by MSPSXMFLIER
Sun Mar 10, 2019 2:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sun Country admits Cost-Cutting is hurting the airline
Replies: 41
Views: 6201

Re: Sun Country admits Cost-Cutting is hurting the airline

Wow, that StarTribune article really caught me by surprise. As if 2018 wasn't turbulent enough for the airline, this new article does nothing to help the company. Their decision to outsource ground handling and airport services is coming back to haunt them and that's not something where I see a quic...

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by MSPSXMFLIER
Mon Feb 25, 2019 9:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OS retro livery?
Replies: 28
Views: 4143

Re: OS retro livery?

This was the best, sharpest looking livery that Austrian ever had. Big mistake in moving away from it. The current one is passable. The two(?) other liveries in-between, were just awful.

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by MSPSXMFLIER
Fri Feb 15, 2019 1:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Official: Airbus announces A380 production to end in 2021
Replies: 870
Views: 103788

Re: [Rumor] Airbus to announce end of A380 production

Who would’ve thought the 747-8 would outlive the 380. Ha! A380 sales still obliterated those of 747-8i. Which is a good thing. And it is Airbus Industrie that will go down in history as the one who built largest passenger jetliner. Airbus built the biggest jet, so what? It sounds rather much like a...

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by MSPSXMFLIER
Thu Feb 14, 2019 12:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Official: Airbus announces A380 production to end in 2021
Replies: 870
Views: 103788

Re: [Rumor] Airbus to announce end of A380 production

I still think without the A380 the 747-8 does have some future passenger orders. There are still airlines that have a use for a large plane like that. Never say never, it might just be the case with the 747-8i. Obviously, I’d be thrilled to see new life breathed into the passenger version. The carg...

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by MSPSXMFLIER
Sat Feb 02, 2019 9:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First KLM A 330 in New livery
Replies: 62
Views: 16787

Re: First KLM A 330 in New livery

factsonly wrote:
MSPSXMFLIER wrote:
Straight or wavy, KLM has the best livery.....period!


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Well played, KLM, well played indeed!

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by MSPSXMFLIER
Fri Feb 01, 2019 2:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First KLM A 330 in New livery
Replies: 62
Views: 16787

Re: First KLM A 330 in New livery

Straight or wavy, KLM has the best livery.....period!

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by MSPSXMFLIER
Sat Jan 26, 2019 2:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Antalya airport hit by a tornado
Replies: 27
Views: 4534

Re: Antalya airport hit by a tornado

I just watched a posted video showing a few parked 737's and Airbus jets being pivoted as the tornado passed by directly in their path. Some ground equipment and service vehicles were tossed around and into some of the planes. Link to the video is below..... https://www.reddit.com/r/aviation/comment...

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by MSPSXMFLIER
Tue Jan 22, 2019 9:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BR Flight Attendant Subjected to Unreasonable Requests by Disabled Pax of Size
Replies: 126
Views: 21776

Re: BR Flight Attendant Subjected to Unreasonable Requests by Disabled Pax of Size

Wrong, wrong, wrong! Let’s cut out the PC nonsense, shall we? The passenger was fat, plain and simple! Yes, most people who are fat or obese are responsible for their bulk. Claiming a disability because of being fat or obese is such nonsense and is merely a crutch to gain special treatment. This pa...

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by MSPSXMFLIER
Tue Jan 22, 2019 4:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BR Flight Attendant Subjected to Unreasonable Requests by Disabled Pax of Size
Replies: 126
Views: 21776

Re: BR Flight Attendant Subjected to Unreasonable Requests by Disabled Pax of Size

Wait wait wait. Lots of assumptions in the original post, we are not MDs and even if we are we haven't seen the pan nor assisted to the scene. Maybe the aircraft toilets were not big enough to let him do everything by himself (in comparison to those of the airport). Perhaps this person requires som...

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by MSPSXMFLIER
Tue Jan 15, 2019 9:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: British Airways to paint 4 aircraft in retro livery
Replies: 661
Views: 131779

Re: British Airways to paint 4 aircraft in retro livery

chunhimlai wrote:
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Ahh, Maggie Thatcher, what a sour old bag! I always liked the BA world tails and was sorry to see them removed.

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by MSPSXMFLIER
Sat Jan 12, 2019 8:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: StarTribune features article detailing three ULCC's currently serving MSP.
Replies: 6
Views: 1113

StarTribune features article detailing three ULCC's currently serving MSP.

I'm not a budget carrier flyer, but I still found this article interesting to read. It lays out the good, bad and ugly for anyone flying on any of the three featured budget carriers currently serving MSP: Sun Country, JetBlue and Spirit. Delta, Icelandair and Sun Country (before the recent changes) ...

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by MSPSXMFLIER
Tue Jan 08, 2019 11:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sun Country: Inside America’s Most Unusual Airline
Replies: 13
Views: 5058

Re: Sun Country: Inside America’s Most Unusual Airline

SY is definitely not letting the grass grow under its feet. An interesting comment made by Bricker about AGM's potential length of ownership of SY, indicating that even a 5 year ownership stake in the carrier is "up in the air". It strikes me that all of the business model changes are simp...

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by MSPSXMFLIER
Tue Jan 08, 2019 9:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sun Country announces Summer Expansion
Replies: 114
Views: 15331

Re: Sun Country announces massive Summer Expansion

Yep, F9 and NK are no longer serving this market! That is why I think they may succeed this time. Then again, as someone that has lived in the MSP area, most people on a budget just drive to Chicago and don't fly. Thanks, I wasn't aware of this change. Another option is to take Megabus....provided ...

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by MSPSXMFLIER
Tue Jan 08, 2019 6:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sun Country announces Summer Expansion
Replies: 114
Views: 15331

Re: Sun Country announces massive Summer Expansion

Wow, did I miss some news about F9 and NK? If they are pulling out, then perhaps a bit more breathing room would become available for SY? Yes, it would be odd for that, but MSP-ORD is a heavily traveled route and just talking about DL and WN serving each airport, that is a lot of seats and flight f...

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by MSPSXMFLIER
Tue Jan 08, 2019 5:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sun Country announces Summer Expansion
Replies: 114
Views: 15331

Re: Sun Country announces Summer Expansion

Ben, Ben, Ben....what the hell are you doing? Good luck my friend, you're going to need it... All the MSP adds are pretty typical SY stuff. STL-PDX is a little risky. The BNA stuff is risky, but I'm suspecting they see BNA as a possible second major focus point and they are willing to go out on a l...

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by MSPSXMFLIER
Tue Jan 08, 2019 5:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sun Country announces Summer Expansion
Replies: 114
Views: 15331

Re: Sun Country announces massive Summer Expansion

I'm puzzled why SY is going to attempt seasonal flights on the heavily flown route between MSP-ORD. In 2013, SY flew seasonal flights between MSP-MDW for two years before being chased off that route by both NK and WN. NK was selling one way tickets for $35 at the time and both NK and WN had much gr...

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by MSPSXMFLIER
Tue Jan 08, 2019 4:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sun Country announces Summer Expansion
Replies: 114
Views: 15331

Re: Sun Country announces massive Summer Expansion

I'm puzzled why SY is going to attempt seasonal flights on the heavily flown route between MSP-ORD. In 2013, SY flew seasonal flights between MSP-MDW for two years before being chased off that route by both NK and WN. NK was selling one way tickets for $35 at the time and both NK and WN had much gre...

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by MSPSXMFLIER
Sat Jan 05, 2019 1:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TSA screeners calling in sick
Replies: 55
Views: 8693

Re: TSA screeners calling in sick

I side with the TSA workers and all other federal employees who are walking out of work because they aren't getting paid. I have a family member that works for the federal government here in town and I get the news of his workplace situation during our phone chats two or three times a week. It's jus...

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by MSPSXMFLIER
Fri Jan 04, 2019 3:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest founder Herb Kelleher dies aged 87
Replies: 105
Views: 13736

Re: HERB R.I.P.

R.I.P. to what I gather from these posts was a legend in American and global aviation (I don't know much about WN). There aren't many airlines with as positive a company culture as Southwest. That is a testament to him. Wow, quite the shock to hear of his passing! Kelleher more than earned his plac...

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by MSPSXMFLIER
Thu Jan 03, 2019 11:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest founder Herb Kelleher dies aged 87
Replies: 105
Views: 13736

Re: HERB R.I.P.

The best was "Herb's Airline", a 60 Minutes piece on Herb and WN that aired on May 27, 1990. Can't seem to find it on the Internet. They did a follow-up called "Herb and his airline", but the original one was better. I do recall watching a 60 Minutes story on Herb from decades a...

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by MSPSXMFLIER
Thu Jan 03, 2019 11:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest founder Herb Kelleher dies aged 87
Replies: 105
Views: 13736

Re: HERB R.I.P.

Wow, quite the shock to hear of his passing! Kelleher more than earned his place alongside aviation titans like Juan Trippe, C.R. Smith, Jack Frye, William Allen.

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by MSPSXMFLIER
Wed Jan 02, 2019 7:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Minneapolis Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 143
Views: 15960

Re: Minneapolis Aviation Thread - 2019

Those near 90% loads in August do not look premature to me! People in Minneapolis want JetBlue, if B6 were to add a route to LGB or FLL, it would be successful. Especially FLL due to the massive connection opportunities to the south. If SY wasn't around, I'd agree but SY offers a very competitive a...

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by MSPSXMFLIER
Tue Jan 01, 2019 6:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Minneapolis Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 143
Views: 15960

Re: Minneapolis Aviation Thread - 2019

My 2019 Predictions: -MSP-PVG gets (officially) announced by DL -SY adds a few seasonal vacation routes. Possibly POS and SXM -DL cans 1-2 regional routes -GSP gets DL service from MSP -EI performs well -NK launches 1-2 new routes I believe SY will return again to both SXM and STT for the 2019-2020...

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by MSPSXMFLIER
Tue Jan 01, 2019 6:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Minneapolis Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 143
Views: 15960

Re: Minneapolis Aviation Thread - 2019

My 2019 Predictions: -MSP-PVG gets (officially) announced by DL -SY adds a few seasonal vacation routes. Possibly POS and SXM -DL cans 1-2 regional routes -GSP gets DL service from MSP -EI performs well -NK launches 1-2 new routes MSP-PVG I agree with, DL pretty much said if they get gov. approval ...

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by MSPSXMFLIER
Fri Dec 28, 2018 9:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Growth of SXM
Replies: 20
Views: 4352

Re: The Growth of SXM

How much of SXM is rebuilt? The place I stay won't be ready until mid-2020 at the earliest. Depends where you are going, but the Dutch side started a recovery and rebuilding effort earlier than on the French side. Philipsburg, Cole Bay and Simpson Bay areas are well recovered as are Marigot and Ori...

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by MSPSXMFLIER
Fri Dec 28, 2018 2:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: New Sun Country Airlines Route
Replies: 41
Views: 8522

Re: Rumor: New Sun Country Airlines Route

If this were going to happen, SY would've made the announcement sometime this past fall, to gear up for their winter schedule of service to Florida, Mexico, Central America and Caribbean. It's either wishful thinking on someone's part, a complete misunderstanding of something said or just someone wh...

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by MSPSXMFLIER
Thu Dec 27, 2018 5:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sun Country spending $6 million for new technology upgrades.
Replies: 19
Views: 3529

Re: Sun Country spending $6 million for new technology upgrades.

sunking737 wrote:
Maybe that $6 Million is to buy an upgrade of software??


Sun Country will be using new software from Amadeus for its reservation system and linking it with their new kiosks, when they are unveiled and ready for customer use.

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by MSPSXMFLIER
Wed Dec 26, 2018 9:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sun Country spending $6 million for new technology upgrades.
Replies: 19
Views: 3529

Sun Country spending $6 million for new technology upgrades.

The current IT system is outdated and limits what the airline can do. It doesn't allow for basic functions like randomly assigning seats at check-in for those who don't pre-purchase one or automatically rebooking passengers when a flight is canceled for whatever reason. Self service kiosks will also...

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by MSPSXMFLIER
Sat Dec 22, 2018 4:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MSP Seasonal Beach Routes Begin!
Replies: 25
Views: 3399

Re: MSP Seasonal Beach Routes Begin!

Here it goes! The mass exodus out of the midwest for the winter has begun! SY is now operating to all of it's beach destinations, as is DL, for the season and the flightaware map of MSP has turned blue and green with planes headed south! New routes this year for people wanting to escape the cold: B...

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by MSPSXMFLIER
Thu Dec 20, 2018 3:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MSP's regional air service partnership success
Replies: 62
Views: 4296

Re: MSP's regional air service partnership success

Flighty wrote:
Indeed MSP has had, by its standards, a blockbuster year. PVG, ICN and DUB

Oh, and JetBlue service


Very happy about JetBlue entering the market and hoping for some expansion of routes from MSP in 2019.

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by MSPSXMFLIER
Tue Dec 18, 2018 10:25 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: SY Looking For Larger HQ.
Replies: 14
Views: 3165

Re: SY Looking For Larger HQ.

The Metropolitan Airports Commission (MAC) approved Sun Country's request to relocate their headquarters to Building C, currently a hangar used by the airline. Sun Country will be responsible for the design and construction of remodeling the nearly 90,000 sq. ft. space. Next step is approval from Su...

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by MSPSXMFLIER
Fri Dec 14, 2018 10:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Tentative deal between Sun Country and the Metropolitan Airports Commission (MAC) for new headquarters.
Replies: 7
Views: 1022

Tentative deal between Sun Country and the Metropolitan Airports Commission (MAC) for new headquarters.

Newly posted article on StarTribune.com about a tentative deal between the two parties in which the MAC would provide up to $5.4 million in financing for turning an existing hangar into the airline's new HQ and in return, Sun Country agrees to stay there for a term of 10 years. http://www.startribun...

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by MSPSXMFLIER
Fri Dec 14, 2018 2:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is SY an ULCC or a LCC or neither?
Replies: 39
Views: 3538

Re: Is SY an ULCC or a LCC or neither?

Following all of SY’s months of press releases touting the changes to the airline, I would now call them a ULCC. CEO Jude Bricker came over from Allegiant, which is clearly a ULCC, and he’s going to cast SY in that same mold for the new owners of the airline.

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by MSPSXMFLIER
Wed Dec 12, 2018 9:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sun Country's first purchased jet with new livery
Replies: 3
Views: 1629

Sun Country's first purchased jet with new livery

StarTribune article goes into detail about the airline's first owned aircraft and the intent on shifting away from an all leased fleet, to an all owned fleet. The new plane is actually a 17 year old Boeing 737 with all other future purchases also being used 737's. Also mentioned is the makeover of t...

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by MSPSXMFLIER
Wed Dec 05, 2018 12:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Icelandair fancy landing @LHR [video]
Replies: 17
Views: 6665

Re: Icelandair fancy landing @LHR [video]

Agreed that it would be much nicer to have that guy just shut up and let the events and natural sounds speak for themselves.

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by MSPSXMFLIER
Fri Nov 30, 2018 9:00 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Merkel's A343 diverts to CGN
Replies: 65
Views: 8379

Re: Merkel's A343 diverts to CGN

SEPilot wrote:
MSPSXMFLIER wrote:
Reading the DW article about the various problems that have plagued the two Airbus A340 aircraft, it's time for the German government to buy Boeing! A pair of 747-8I's would sure look good! :duck:

That is as likely as the US to buy A380s for AF1.



Tongue-in-cheek sarcasm!

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by MSPSXMFLIER
Fri Nov 30, 2018 8:59 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Merkel's A343 diverts to CGN
Replies: 65
Views: 8379

Re: Merkel's A343 diverts to CGN

Reading the DW article about the various problems that have plagued the two Airbus A340 aircraft, it's time for the German government to buy Boeing! A pair of 747-8I's would sure look good! :duck: That is as likely as the US to buy A380s for AF1. perhaps old Lufthansa craft when they are going to d...

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by MSPSXMFLIER
Fri Nov 30, 2018 2:16 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Merkel's A343 diverts to CGN
Replies: 65
Views: 8379

Re: Merkel's A343 diverts to CGN

Reading the DW article about the various problems that have plagued the two Airbus A340 aircraft, it's time for the German government to buy Boeing! A pair of 747-8I's would sure look good! :duck:

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by MSPSXMFLIER
Sun Nov 25, 2018 7:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Great Story Behind the Famous Photo of the Concorde in it's Final Flight
Replies: 15
Views: 7163

Re: Great Story Behind the Famous Photo of the Concorde in it's Final Flight

I was not aware of any of this until seeing this posting. It's a wonderful backstory to the closing of a great chapter in commercial aviation. Thanks, 'bob75013' for finding this and posting it!

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by MSPSXMFLIER
Wed Nov 21, 2018 12:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sun Country passengers stranded in Mexico file a federal lawsuit.
Replies: 55
Views: 9818

Sun Country passengers stranded in Mexico file a federal lawsuit.

Two passengers stranded by SY in Mexico this past April, have filed a lawsuit against SY alleging breach of contract and negligence. Lawsuit was originally filed in Dakota County of Minnesota, but the plaintiffs have since filed to move it to US District Court in Minneapolis. https://kstp.com/busine...

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by MSPSXMFLIER
Thu Nov 01, 2018 4:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 10 yrs since DELTA & NORTHWEST merge!
Replies: 133
Views: 12931

Re: 10 yrs since DELTA & NORTHWEST merge!

I suspect if it was up to the employees most of us would likely vote to reverse it all. But it does have benefits too. Really? How quickly we put on our rose colored glasses when looking to the past. No doors on the men's room stalls? Hostile relations between office staff and FAs? Near constant fi...

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by MSPSXMFLIER
Thu Nov 01, 2018 10:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sun Country posts video showing time lapse of new livery makeover
Replies: 4
Views: 1043

Re: Sun Country posts video showing time lapse of new livery makeover

1. i'll say it, i like the new livery, although i was a fan of the one making its way out the door 2. The Star Tribune loves to dig at Sun Country's new management whenever and wherever it can. SCA needs to throw one bitchin' christmas party and invite that entire newsroom. 1. The old livery was be...

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by MSPSXMFLIER
Thu Nov 01, 2018 8:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sun Country posts video showing time lapse of new livery makeover
Replies: 4
Views: 1043

Sun Country posts video showing time lapse of new livery makeover

http://www.startribune.com/first-look-a ... 499049761/
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StarTribune has an article about the new livery chosen and being applied to its aircraft. Shown is a time lapse video of the first aircraft to get the makeover.

http://www.startribune.com/first-look-a ... 499049761/

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by MSPSXMFLIER
Sun Oct 28, 2018 8:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sun Country Pilot Arrested in RSW
Replies: 11
Views: 5292

Re: Sun Country Pilot Arrested in RSW

A Sun Country Pilot was arrested at the RSW airport on Friday for having a loaded pistol in his carry on. Passengers were given hotels, meal vouchers and a $200 vouchers for future travel. After what happened in Mexico last year I see Sun Country really jumped on this and are taking care of the sit...

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by MSPSXMFLIER
Thu Oct 25, 2018 4:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta to get rid of single use plastics
Replies: 49
Views: 8227

Re: Delta to get rid of single use plastics

Good decision by Delta. You have to start somewhere and I’m sure that as time passes, more plastic items will go the way of these.

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by MSPSXMFLIER
Thu Oct 18, 2018 6:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Airlines off duty flight attendant faces the sack after inappropriate behavior onboard a flight
Replies: 107
Views: 24681

Re: Delta Airlines off duty flight attendant faces the sack after inappropriate behavior onboard a flight

Wow, that really requires a special kind of stupid to get yourself involved in a mess like that. Very unprofessional behavior by both men.

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by MSPSXMFLIER
Thu Oct 18, 2018 2:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France's 1968 boring eurowhite livery before the "barcode"
Replies: 39
Views: 9139

Re: Air France's 1968 boring eurowhite livery before the "barcode"

Whats the meaning behind the barcode livery? It's about the tail "logo", the way the national flag is painted, which looks like a bar code. 4940401 It has been modified a bit some years ago. 5227893 The revised logo as shown on the Dreamliner is the best looking livery they’ve had in many...

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