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by 1ffb2002
Fri Feb 14, 2020 4:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS to join OneWorld / AA to make SEA an Intl gateway
Replies: 1207
Views: 138978

Re: AS to join OneWorld / AA to make SEA an Intl gateway

I'm at 1.6M miles with AA and I've not ONCE had a bad experience with them. https://media.giphy.com/media/wGhYz3FHaRJgk/giphy.gif yeah i've only ever had one bad experience with an AA staff member. by and large they're great Me too. AA employees rock. I have 2.1 m miles and I have never had a bad e...

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by 1ffb2002
Tue Jan 28, 2020 2:40 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What former carriers have you flown?
Replies: 102
Views: 3342

Re: What former carriers have you flown?

Aero Peru
Air Florida
Allegheny
ALM
America West
Braniff 1
Braniff 2
Britt Airways
Continental
Eastern
Laker Skytrain
Legend
National
New York Air
NWA
Olympic
People Express
PanAm
Piedmont
Swissair
TWA
USAir
Varig

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by 1ffb2002
Tue Jan 14, 2020 10:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Florida Flight 90 anniversary
Replies: 19
Views: 3557

Re: Air Florida Flight 90 anniversary

Several months later, I was working the counter and the pilot, who was a passenger on the AF flight who saved the flight attendant, was flying our mid-day flight to Seattle via Minneapolis. He was in a wheelchair with metal pins coming out of his knees. He told me he had been on NW's nonstop to Sea...

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by 1ffb2002
Tue Jan 14, 2020 6:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Florida Flight 90 anniversary
Replies: 19
Views: 3557

Re: Air Florida Flight 90 anniversary

I was working NW Ops that afternoon. The weather was bad but not terrible. I remember walking down the concourse and saw the AF plane at the gate before going down to ops. It was lightly snowing and there was snow accumulation on the plane and the tarmac, but it was a thick heavy snow. After I got i...

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by 1ffb2002
Wed Oct 30, 2019 5:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Leadership Recognizes Widening Gap Between Itself, Delta - article
Replies: 232
Views: 38424

Re: AA Leadership Recognizes Widening Gap Between Itself, Delta - article

Ugh, this entire conversation is annoying me. Folks acting like PMAA was SQ or something. The two carriers were basically the same. US had a slightly more spartan inflight product due to it's lower revenue network but it made money. PMAA had an ancient fleet and a high cost/low productivity workfor...

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by 1ffb2002
Fri Oct 04, 2019 1:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kirby Denies He Will Return to AA, Rumors Swirl of Big Changes in AA Leadership
Replies: 170
Views: 28369

Re: Kirby Denies He Will Return to AA, Rumors Swirl of Big Changes in AA Leadership

AA has had horrible performance this Summer, the TWU contract is a mess, AA lost LA as a partner to Delta serving up a blow to their largest international market, AS partnership on the rocks, no clear soft product strategy, race to the bottom in coach, disgruntled employees, sub par profitability co...

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by 1ffb2002
Thu Sep 05, 2019 3:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines MD-80 Retirement Discussion Thread
Replies: 652
Views: 133507

Re: American Airlines MD-80 Retirement Discussion Thread

And just like that the Super 80s are gone. Sorry to see them go.

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by 1ffb2002
Wed Sep 04, 2019 2:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines MD-80 Retirement Discussion Thread
Replies: 652
Views: 133507

Re: American Airlines MD-80 Retirement Discussion Thread

My first flight was on DC9-30 on Eastern LGA-JAX-DAY in September 1969, around 50 years ago. I am a lifetime Platinum of which most of my 2,000,000 miles were on Super 80s. Farewell to the AA Douglas built aircraft, that dates back to the DC3 which AA jointly developed with Douglas. I think the Supe...

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by 1ffb2002
Wed Aug 21, 2019 12:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Boston LHR, CDG and other Europe
Replies: 53
Views: 9925

Re: American Airlines Boston LHr, CDG and other Europe.

TWA used to fly a wide body (747) every day BOS to LHR during the summer peak in late 1980s before the sale to American. I think we had an overlay some summers. Usually had great loads.

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by 1ffb2002
Mon Aug 19, 2019 8:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The 5 New "T" Gates in ATL
Replies: 65
Views: 11790

Re: The 5 New "T" Gates in ATL

The Admiral's club in ATL T gates has been there a long time. Maybe it recently received a refresh, but I remember being in that club in in late 1990s.

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by 1ffb2002
Tue Aug 13, 2019 6:04 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airports with Hotels, smack in the middle of Terminals
Replies: 63
Views: 7796

Re: Airports with Hotels, smack in the middle of Terminals

Yes, MIA has an elevator up to the hotel directly from the two levels of the terminal. There used to be a roof top pool, but I believe it closed years ago.

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by 1ffb2002
Mon Jul 22, 2019 7:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JFK Airport in the 1960's and 1970's
Replies: 65
Views: 15043

Re: JFK Airport in the 1960's and 1970's

What exactly was the experience of flying in and out of JFK Airport in New York City like in the 1960's and 1970's because I know that it is horrible today based on secondhand accounts. It's not necessarily horrible, depends on the Terminal. 7 is really the only one that I would call terrible, 1 an...

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by 1ffb2002
Wed Jun 12, 2019 7:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EK launches unbundled Business: to charge for seat assignment, lounge, etc
Replies: 78
Views: 9724

Re: EK unbundling J Class

Idea for Emirates, why not install credit card readers on the seat and charge for reclining, and then charge extra for flat bed. Hey, makes about as much sense for charging for seat selection.

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by 1ffb2002
Fri Apr 05, 2019 1:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LAX moves forward with plans for Terminal 0 and 9
Replies: 202
Views: 42193

Re: LAX moves forward with plans for Terminal 0 and 9

These additions do nothing as previous posters have said to eliminate the traffic in the loop of traffic into the main terminal area, nor does it address the connecting the terminals post security. This plan just continues building additional terminals on to a very outdated design.

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by 1ffb2002
Thu Mar 14, 2019 3:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Fleet Updates - 2019
Replies: 993
Views: 188448

Re: AA Fleet Updates - 2019

I think it would be impossible to even take those frames that are at Roswell back into service at this point. I bet majority of them that have been sitting there for years don't even have any seats nor equipment installed in there anymore (cabin wise). There are a group of 10 or so MD80 -83 that we...

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by 1ffb2002
Thu Mar 14, 2019 3:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Fleet Updates - 2019
Replies: 993
Views: 188448

Re: AA Fleet Updates - 2019

We’ve been ferrying A/C from DFW and other cities all night to MIA to cover some of the MAX flying that was cancelled. Also they will work on A/C routing to have exsisting A/C Cover what they can for the MAX and Oasis frames that are parked. Believe it’s a total of: 38 that are out of service (14 O...

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by 1ffb2002
Wed Mar 13, 2019 8:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi Q1 2019
Replies: 5479
Views: 748700

Re: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi

In an earlier post yesterday, I asked whether the root cause of the problem could be CG being too far forward due to improper loading ouf tha a/c. Right after take off, with flaps extended and therefore no MCAS in the loop, the a/c seemed to have a very low rate of climb. After 2 min things get wor...

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by 1ffb2002
Wed Mar 13, 2019 6:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6476
Views: 752238

Re: Should airline regulators consider grounding B737 MAX series

Social media hysteria rules the day. American Airlines reported in 14,000 flights, there have be NO REPORTS of any flight management irregularities with the MAX 8. I repeat, no irregularities. I would fly on a MAX 8 in the hands of a WN or AA pilot today. We still have zero data on what happened on ...

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by 1ffb2002
Tue Mar 12, 2019 6:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6476
Views: 752238

Re: Should airline regulators consider grounding B737 MAX series

What if the plane was improperly configured for flight? The FO had 200 hours of flight experience. The plane seemed unable to climb, pointing possibly to non deployment of flaps. It is a possibility. Or this could be a terrorist act. If this is the case, everyone is going to have much egg on their ...

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by 1ffb2002
Tue Mar 12, 2019 5:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6476
Views: 752238

Re: Should airline regulators consider grounding B737 MAX series

This thread is getting ridiculous. Posting that officials are influenced by money over safety is completely unsupported by fact. FAA grounds on fact not hysteria. There are no facts showing that the MAX is dangerous. There indeed have been two serious crashes with large loss of life, but there are ...

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by 1ffb2002
Tue Mar 12, 2019 5:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6476
Views: 752238

Re: Should airline regulators consider grounding B737 MAX series

This thread is getting ridiculous. Posting that officials are influenced by money over safety is completely unsupported by fact. FAA grounds on fact not hysteria. There are no facts showing that the MAX is dangerous. There indeed have been two serious crashes with large loss of life, but there are ...

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by 1ffb2002
Tue Mar 12, 2019 5:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6476
Views: 752238

Re: Should airline regulators consider grounding B737 MAX series

This thread is getting ridiculous. Posting that officials are influenced by money over safety is completely unsupported by fact. FAA grounds on fact not hysteria. There are no facts showing that the MAX is dangerous. There indeed have been two serious crashes with large loss of life, but there are ...

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by 1ffb2002
Tue Mar 12, 2019 2:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6476
Views: 752238

Re: Should airline regulators consider grounding B737 MAX series

This thread is getting ridiculous. Posting that officials are influenced by money over safety is completely unsupported by fact. FAA grounds on fact not hysteria. There are no facts showing that the MAX is dangerous. There indeed have been two serious crashes with large loss of life, but there are n...

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by 1ffb2002
Tue Mar 12, 2019 2:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6476
Views: 752238

Re: Should airline regulators consider grounding B737 MAX series

UK just grounded all MAX 8 aircraft. I really think this is a bit premature. What if the ET plane was improperly configured (e.g. flaps not deployed)? The FO was extremely junior. This is a possibility.

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by 1ffb2002
Tue Feb 12, 2019 12:41 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Big Bang actress rants about United
Replies: 61
Views: 16311

Re: Big Bang actress rants about United

Ms. Bialik's experience with United mirrors my own over the years. Many UA gate agents and ticket counter personnel I have encountered over the years I flew United, treat customers as the enemy. I remember a UA employee going out of their way to be disagreeable with me even though I was a full-fare ...

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by 1ffb2002
Fri Jan 25, 2019 11:57 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Booking class letters (why is y economy)
Replies: 9
Views: 2352

Re: Booking class letters (why is y economy)

C was selected for "Clipper Class" by PanAm when they introduced this service between F and Y.

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by 1ffb2002
Sat Sep 15, 2018 11:14 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your Boeing 747 history
Replies: 88
Views: 6055

Re: Your Boeing 747 history

My first trans-Atlantic flight was on a 747 in 1978. My most recent was on a flight to LHR earlier this year, both flight on BA. I was thinking this may be my last flight on the queen of the skies, the venerable 747. BA 747-100 JFK-LHR PA 747SP JFK-GIG (Just after the DC10's were grounded. Originall...

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by 1ffb2002
Mon Aug 13, 2018 9:36 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: History of USA transcontinental flights?
Replies: 17
Views: 2447

Re: History of USA transcontinental flights?

First Eastward was on TWA on Super Connie Los Angeles to New York Idlewild o.n October 19, 1953

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by 1ffb2002
Wed Jun 15, 2016 7:30 pm
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Airliners.net Site Upgrade Announcement & Discussion
Replies: 2547
Views: 290353

Re: Airliners.net Site Upgrade Announcement & Discussion

I HATE the new site. I really sucks. I am out of here!

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by 1ffb2002
Wed Jun 15, 2016 7:17 pm
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Airliners.net Site Upgrade Announcement & Discussion
Replies: 2547
Views: 290353

Re: Airliners.net Site Upgrade Announcement & Discussion

I really hate this new site . The layout takes so much screen space that only 1.5 posts are visible. The old site was so so so so so much better. You could see so much more on one screen without scrolling. And the colors are terrible. The gray background is muddy and does not provide enough contrast...

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