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by AY104
Tue Jul 14, 2020 4:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A Fitting Tribute to one of the Greatest Airlines Ever - TWA
Replies: 40
Views: 5968

Re: A Fitting Tribute to one of the Greatest Airlines Ever - TWA

Absolutely amazing first video, now I can look forward to the 2nd and 3rd. Funny thing, even though I never got to fly on TWA, I always understood there was a great fondness for the airline. Many of my friends flew with them, and all good things to say. I worked for Finnair, Western, and Delta over ...

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by AY104
Fri Jun 12, 2020 10:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: London Gatwick: Rare color images from 1958
Replies: 15
Views: 3512

Re: London Gatwick: Rare color images from 1958

Great post and photos. Thanks so much for sharing these!

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by AY104
Mon Jun 08, 2020 5:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A piece of aviation history on it's way home to Norway DC-6B
Replies: 9
Views: 2937

Re: A piece of aviation history on it's way home to Norway DC-6B

Absolutely amazing story. Seeing this thread and watching all the videos has made my day! Great story and history of an amazing aircraft. My Dad and Grandmother flew on many long distance DC6B flghts in the 50s between YVR and AMS. Thanks for a wonderful thread and history!

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by AY104
Mon Jun 08, 2020 4:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Sud Aviation SE-210 Caravelle Thread
Replies: 124
Views: 15151

Re: The Sud Aviation SE-210 Caravelle Thread

Great thread. In the 1980s I remember Sterling Airways Caravelle 10Bs flying over my house as I lived close to Gardermoen airport (GEN) which is today's OSL. Sterling had its Norwegian base there and was a well-known charter carrier - many of us flew them when going on holidays. I really wanted to ...

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by AY104
Mon Jun 08, 2020 4:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Sud Aviation SE-210 Caravelle Thread
Replies: 124
Views: 15151

Re: The Sud Aviation SE-210 Caravelle Thread

Thank You for starting this wonderful thread. An excellent tribute to a very fine aircraft indeed. Having worked for various airlines for over 25 years, I remember the Caravelle as being one of the most reliable aircraft. I served for Finnair at Schiphol Airport in Amsterdam, Netherlands from 1972 -...

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by AY104
Thu Mar 26, 2020 5:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Images: KLM 747 at AMS 1971-1991
Replies: 30
Views: 5162

Re: IMAGES: KLM 747 at AMS 1971-1991

Well done! I loved your amazing photos and commentary. Very special for me, as I worked for Finnair at Schiphol from 1972-1975, and remember very well admiring the beautiful 747 aircraft, which you captured so well! I was gratified to also see a Finnair Super Caravelle in one of the photos. You real...

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by AY104
Tue Nov 05, 2019 10:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air North's Winter '19 "milk run"
Replies: 16
Views: 4002

Re: Air North's Winter '19 "milk run"

Wow! That is exciting. I always wanted to visit Whitehorse, and this multi-stop flight would be an amazing way to get there!

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by AY104
Fri Oct 11, 2019 11:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Udvar-Hazy: Boeing planning a B737 MAX 9ER
Replies: 174
Views: 33737

Re: Udvar-Hazy: Boeing planning a B737 MAX 9ER

Founder and chairman of ALC Steven Udvar-Hazy says Boeing is planning a B737 MAX-9ER version. I'm sorry but I believe it is time for an end to making mods to the 737 and calling it a new plane. I'm as big a fan of Boeing as the next guy but its time for a clean sheet on the table to design a new re...

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by AY104
Sat Aug 03, 2019 9:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta has another napkin SNAFU
Replies: 28
Views: 7067

Re: Delta has another napkin SNAFU

Lots of drama for a non-issue. After you read it wrong, take a few seconds to re-read it, then have a good chuckle. Might be a good idea to keep one or two of these napkins, as they might become a collector's item one day!

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by AY104
Wed Jul 17, 2019 6:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Passenger on AA from KIN-MIA asked to deboard to change from her romper outfit
Replies: 117
Views: 9932

Re: Passenger on AA from KIN-MIA asked to deboard to change from her romper outfit

It's a shame that it seems like almost time for airlines to set a dress code. Some of these clothes are OK for street, gym or beach wear. However, when you are cooped up beside a stranger for sometimes hours on end, I think the respectful thing to do is to cover up as much as possible. I would not w...

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by AY104
Thu Jul 11, 2019 2:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: U.S firm behind new WOW air found out + IAD to be one of new destinations
Replies: 91
Views: 11299

Re: Former Execs of WOW trying to bring back LCC named WAB

When I first saw this post, I had to check my calendar to make sure it's not April 1st!

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by AY104
Tue Jul 02, 2019 5:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Vancouver Airport and Lima Airport meet to discuss direct flights
Replies: 41
Views: 5708

Re: Vancouver Airport and Lima Airport meet to discuss direct flights

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In the 80s CPAir had a flight Vancouver - Lima - Santiago - Buenos Aires. Flight 423/424 in this "Flight Servides" guide in the 1981 timetable. Unfortunately, the entire timetable isn't posted: http://timetableimages.com/i-bc/cp8104i.jpg

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by AY104
Fri Jun 28, 2019 1:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: John Travolta Donates N707JT
Replies: 67
Views: 28093

Re: John Travolta Donates N707JT

So basically, he doesn't want to be burdened with the cost of owning it, maintaining it, etc. Easy way to dump it and be heralded as a generous hero because of his celebrity status. The cost to maintain and operate such an aircraft for a year far exceeds its value. It is math. Very strange post to ...

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by AY104
Sun Jun 02, 2019 6:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Tried To 'Trap' Its Own Flight Attendants
Replies: 96
Views: 20155

Re: Delta Tried To 'Trap' Its Own Flight Attendants

Hang on just a minute... All of you screaming for unionization must’ve missed the part where the door was opened and they still didn’t walk. And kudos to DL for owning up to the incident and admitting the ops folks didn’t handle the situation in the best way. I’ve got a pretty good feeling those FA...

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by AY104
Sat May 11, 2019 3:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: At DL flying is a family affair
Replies: 58
Views: 7515

Re: At DL flying is a family affair

this is nothing new, we had it at United as well. The father as Captain, the Son as First officer and the Daughter as 2nd officer on Dad's last flight as a DC-10 Captain. We also had Mom and son flying a 767 was well, Equal opportunity!! When I hired on in the early NWA days we had an anti nepotism...

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by AY104
Thu Feb 14, 2019 12:29 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: DL 14FEB19 profit sharing up to 10X more than other U.S. carriers!
Replies: 30
Views: 4623

Re: DL 14FEB19 profit sharing up to 10X more than other U.S. carriers!

Way to go Delta! Very impressive alright. It amazes me how some people have such a disdain for DL. They don't have to be your favorite carrier, but my God, you outta respect the work they do in running a business. I hope the employees keep up the great work. Could not have said it better myself! I ...

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by AY104
Thu Feb 07, 2019 10:17 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: DL apologizes and pulls “creepy” napkins with Coke ad
Replies: 50
Views: 4836

Re: DL apologizes and pulls “creepy” napkins with Coke ad

Really!? Some people have way too much time on their hands. Even taking the time to complain about something like this is a total waste of everyone's time. Actually, I find Delta at fault for even apologizing. There is absolutely nothing to apologize for. All it does is allow more people to believe ...

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by AY104
Thu Jan 17, 2019 6:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WestJet delivery team readies for the 787
Replies: 15
Views: 3655

Re: WestJet delivery team readies for the 787

Great to see this group of employees with so much pride in their company and in the new aircraft. I have never flown Westjet, but hope to do so in the future.

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by AY104
Sun Dec 02, 2018 1:09 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Flight attendant at AA not getting enough hours
Replies: 36
Views: 5949

Re: Flight attendant at AA not getting enough hours

Wow! This sounds kind of like years ago, when I worked for the airlines. We would often hear complaints of employees with very little seniority who had to work weekends and holidays! It takes years, sometimes decades, working for airlines before one can get even one weekend day off, let alone holida...

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by AY104
Sun Nov 18, 2018 3:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Passenger sues BA for being 'squashed next to obese man'
Replies: 145
Views: 18665

Re: Passenger sues BA for being 'squashed next to obese man'

Good luck and welcome to the real world. If you really want/need to travel that badly in the economy section of a cramped aircraft, the just expect the worst. And sometimes, you might not be disappointed. If you want more comfort, then be prepared to pay extra for Business or First or Premium Econom...

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by AY104
Wed Nov 07, 2018 1:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL Pax Told to Sit in Feces-Stained Seat
Replies: 113
Views: 17513

Re: DL Pax Told to Sit in Feces-Stained Seat

Not saying it didn't happen but all I know, is when a issue like this happens for us, we call out the cleaners to clean and disinfect the area and change out anything that smells or looks soiled, seatbelts, seat cushions, cushion covers etc., whether it is waste or some spilled Sprite. Our Flight A...

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by AY104
Thu Jul 26, 2018 1:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dua Lipa Criticizes United Flight Attendant on Twitter Over Response to Sister's Nut Allergy
Replies: 168
Views: 13016

Re: Dua Lipa Criticizes United Flight Attendant on Twitter Over Response to Sister's Nut Allergy

Flight attendant was just telling it how it is. Body language is also very important and, as we were not there, we can't judge that. Perhaps it would have been common sense on the part of the passenger to mention this when making the booking. I don't know if this is done, and the airline sets up an ...

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by AY104
Sun Jun 24, 2018 2:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reuters: Airbus is studying A321XLR with extended range over LR
Replies: 470
Views: 77093

Re: Airbus A321XLR?

Soooooo.....you took internal information and made it public? Someone didn't read the Blue Book or Social Media/Forum policy.... Soooooo, is this like your first time on an AvGeek forum or something? That happens all the time. In all fairness, I gave this a lot of thought before posting but decided...

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by AY104
Fri Jun 15, 2018 9:22 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: First Flight and Airline?
Replies: 98
Views: 3781

Re: First Flight and Airline?

In 1958, I was 8 years old at the time. United Airlines Convair CV-340 YVR-BLI(Bellingham)-SEA. Milk run of a trip. My brother and I were travelling with my Mom to Los Angeles. From SEA, we had an Air Coach flight to LAX on a DC-6. Routing was SEA-PDX-OAK-SFO-LAX. We deplaned for a brief stopover in...

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by AY104
Tue Jun 12, 2018 12:56 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: TSA Lines and Wait Times at SEA
Replies: 18
Views: 1835

Re: TSA Lines and Wait Times at SEA

Might as well get used to it. This has been going on for years, cruise ship season. Started here in Vancouver way back in the 80s, when I worked for Western/Delta. Now the ships are spread among Vancouver, Seattle and Victoria. On a given cruise ship day, at any given time, within about half and hou...

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by AY104
Wed Jun 06, 2018 4:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First Westjet 737MAX8 in new livery
Replies: 43
Views: 9350

Re: First Westjet 737MAX8 in new livery

Looks great!

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by AY104
Sat May 26, 2018 4:29 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: British Crown Flights
Replies: 32
Views: 8465

Re: British Crown Flights

I've had the pleasure of meeting two members of the royal family on my flights, only the crew knew they were on board, none of the pax knew who they were. We don't make a fuss of them, don't draw attention to them and treat them like everybody else. On both occasions they seemed to appreciate being...

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by AY104
Sun May 06, 2018 8:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest is not a Dangerous Airline (article)
Replies: 39
Views: 4804

Re: Southwest is not a Dangerous Airline (article)

Without even bothering to read the article, I would not dream of considering Southwest as dangerous. On the basis of how well the crew, in particular the pilot, handled the situation, I would think just the opposite. I hold them in very high esteem.

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by AY104
Sun Mar 25, 2018 7:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Inaugural QF MEL-PER-LHR this Saturday 24 March
Replies: 569
Views: 73640

Re: Inaugural QF MEL-PER-LHR this Saturday 24 March

Here's my video of the QF10 departing LHR, I hope I am allowed to post it! Sorry for the shakiness. https://youtu.be/tV5wYLPXOYc Loved seeing your video. Added a comment on YouTube. Even though I am far from either destination on that flight, I do find it exciting. And Qantas will always have a pla...

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by AY104
Mon Feb 26, 2018 2:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta refuses to upgrade US curling team gold winners
Replies: 122
Views: 21328

Re: Delta refuses to upgrade US curling team gold winners

This request by the team is beyond ridiculous, and an alarming indication of the increasing "sense of entitlement" attitudes in modern day society. Nobody should be asking for such things. If an upgrade is offered, be thankful and accept graciously. If it is not offered, then DON'T ASK! I ...

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by AY104
Fri Dec 08, 2017 10:39 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Delta to eliminate free bag in basic economy to Europe
Replies: 20
Views: 2206

Re: Delta to eliminate free bag in basic economy to Europe

A shame that air travel has become so uncivilized. However, with the volume of people travelling, they will likely make a killing on the checked baggage. Unfortunately, this fee only encourages people to bring on more hand carry baggage, which has always - and will always be - a pain in the ass to e...

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by AY104
Wed Aug 30, 2017 2:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Another DL PR issue. This time FOX Sports host and family not allowed to travel
Replies: 125
Views: 14708

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

Just wait until we hear from someone who picks up a bed bug on the aircraft!

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by AY104
Sat Aug 19, 2017 9:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Largest airliner to ever land in Castlegar-ycg
Replies: 20
Views: 4821

Re: Largest airliner to ever land in Castlegar-ycg

Interesting thread. Here is an article that appeared in the local news recently about the problems of weather at Castlegar and steps to be taken to remedy much of the situation: http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/castlegar-or-cancelgar-west-kootenay-airport-hopes-to-shed-reputation-with-...

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by AY104
Mon Jul 31, 2017 12:54 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: 250 plus passengers USA west coast to OZ east coast-HELP !!!
Replies: 30
Views: 3597

Re: 250 plus passengers USA west coast to OZ east coast-HELP !!!

Is there a particular reason you have to be in charge of organizing this travel for all these people? I am assuming they are all mature adults, and are capable of booking their own flights. It seems, from what you have said, that they all want to stay over and I am sure each person or couple will ha...

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by AY104
Mon Jul 31, 2017 12:43 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: American relaxes it's Non-rev dress code
Replies: 16
Views: 4712

Re: American relaxes it's Non-rev dress code

No shorts for me either. Having worked for two US carriers and one European carrier for over 25 years (Finnair, Western and Delta), I have come to respect the need for a certain non-rev dress code. As I no longer have any type of non-rev privileges - having not worked for an airline since 1997 - the...

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by AY104
Thu Jun 29, 2017 11:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AIr con problem aboard UA plane at Denver
Replies: 65
Views: 9228

Re: UA accused of inaction to save baby in Denver

Of course this is all United's fault on A.Net. Anyone who has ever traveled through DEN knows how frequent Thunderstorms are in the summer and ground stops are common. Experienced a few myself there. Before I even read the article I suspected weather might have something to do with it and it looks ...

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by AY104
Sun Jun 18, 2017 11:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pretty cool 787-10 & 737-9MAX formation video
Replies: 2
Views: 801

Re: Pretty cool 7878-10 & 737-9MAX formation video

Very cool. Thank You.

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by AY104
Sat Jun 17, 2017 1:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian captain flys with his 19 year old son on revenue flight.
Replies: 102
Views: 19220

Re: Norwegian captain flys with his 19 year old son on revenue flight.

Fascinating to read some of the comments on this thread, portraying traits of jealousy and envy, by many who are older, but not wiser. Maybe something like this should make us all look at what we have done in our lives. And there is a lot more to life than a college degree. I happened to get one at ...

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by AY104
Sat Jun 17, 2017 1:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian captain flys with his 19 year old son on revenue flight.
Replies: 102
Views: 19220

Re: Norwegian captain flys with his 19 year old son on revenue flight.

Great for the Father and for the son. I am 68 years old, and in some ways feel that I have not - and never will - reach the level of maturity, in many respects, that this young man has. While I have accomplished many things in my life, I don't believe I could have done what he is doing, I just would...

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by AY104
Fri Jun 16, 2017 1:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Longest Icelandair Route
Replies: 25
Views: 7317

Re: Longest Icelandair Route

Interesting, didn't know that about KEF-PDX. Done that flight a couple times now, goes by quickly and painlessly (the connection madness at KEF is not as sublime...) Interesting comment. I am considering doing YVR-KEF-HEL, as it seems like the most convenient way to connect to Finland, and the enti...

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by AY104
Sat Jun 10, 2017 10:19 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Inappropriate actions by two passengers onboard ryanair from MAN-IBZ
Replies: 84
Views: 15268

Re: Inappropriate actions by two passengers onboard ryanair from MAN-IBZ

Kind of brings new definition to the term "toerag"("The word derives from old England where convicts used to tie bits of shirt around their toes and feet as a make shift sock, hence "toe rag" means scoundrel"). He's probably bragging about it, and she is now at home won...

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by AY104
Mon Feb 20, 2017 5:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United DC-8 Luggage Loading
Replies: 13
Views: 3958

Re: United DC-8 Luggage Loading

We had a similar container loading system at Western, on the 720B. Special reinforced floor with bearings and all. But as the aircraft got older, the containers often got stuck as the bearings rusted and just got worn from use, and it was a hell of a time trying to get the containers loose. Big dela...

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by AY104
Fri Dec 23, 2016 2:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B6 removes pax for harassing Ivanka Trump
Replies: 56
Views: 6647

Re: B6 removes pax for harassing Ivanka Trump

While I never before had basis for forming any kind of opinion about the Trump family, this incident certainly gave me a most positive feeling about Ivanka. While I wasn't there, reports indicate that she handled the situation in a very classy way. Regardless of a person's wealth, nobody has any bus...

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by AY104
Sat Nov 12, 2016 12:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Romanian PM flies Ryanair and files a complaint
Replies: 20
Views: 5722

Re: Romanian PM flies Ryanair and files a complaint

Forgive my ignorance, having not flown anywhere for the past 7 years. But don't most airlines now only accept credit cards for inflight purchases?

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by AY104
Sat Oct 22, 2016 11:45 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Spirit boarding process
Replies: 6
Views: 13981

Re: Spirit boarding process

It's a free-for-all... (passengers are boarded by zone) As to how they know - they know. If you've ever watched the boarding process, there will be people walking up to the gate with their carry on - the one's that have paid get on. The ones who have not, get culled off to a line next to the boardi...

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by AY104
Sat Oct 15, 2016 6:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lawsuit: Transavia FA Recorded Inflight Fornication w/Pilots on Many Flights
Replies: 17
Views: 6435

Re: Lawsuit: Transavia FA Recorded Inflight Fornication w/Pilots on Many Flights

I would say that the lack of responses on this topic are simply because most of us are not at all surprised about this type of issue. It only typifies how ridiculous our society has become. After reading the daily news about some of the horrific issues around the world, I am ashamed at myself for pa...

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by AY104
Tue Oct 04, 2016 3:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Mother sues jetBlue after staff fly 5-year-old boy to wrong city and present her with a different 'son'
Replies: 62
Views: 6480

Re: Mother sues jetBlue after staff fly 5-year-old boy to wrong city and present her with a different 'son'

Is it bad that I find this hilarious? Not bad at all. Better than hysterics. What is worse than the mix up, is how the parent is handling it. Sending a very bad message to the children involved in how to handle many of life's smaller crises. I wonder how the parent would handle a real life crisis. ...

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by AY104
Sun Oct 02, 2016 4:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Canada-Scandinavia market- will it ever get bigger?
Replies: 16
Views: 2764

Re: The Canada-Scandinavia market- will it ever get bigger?

Probably not until the population of Canada increases drastically. There just is not the market here to support it.

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