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by jessman
Sun Feb 19, 2006 3:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Award Ticket, Available But Not Bookable
Replies: 11
Views: 4330

RE: Delta Award Ticket, Available But Not Bookable

Journey control does not currently regulate award bookings (i.e. unlike revenue tickets skymiles tickets can be booked point to point), however it does make them harder to find the old fashioned way.

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by jessman
Sun Feb 12, 2006 3:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Dropped From 9-11 Claims
Replies: 20
Views: 5215

RE: Delta Dropped From 9-11 Claims

IIRC the reason airlines other than <acronym title="United Airlines (USA)">UA</acronym>/AA were pursued is that all of the airlines had a hand in hiring and paying for the security services at the airports. Pre 9-11 security was the responsibility of the airlines, and in general all airlines at a gi...

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by jessman
Mon Jan 02, 2006 8:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: I'm Physically Uncomfortable On Aircraft
Replies: 79
Views: 7102

RE: I'm Physically Uncomfortable On Aircraft

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by jessman
Sun Dec 04, 2005 10:56 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Is The Death Penalty Unfair For Murderers?
Replies: 86
Views: 5241

RE: Is The Death Penalty Unfair For Murderers?

I will try to answer the death penalty/abortion debate from a conservative Judeo/Christian viewpoint, then give my own views. We are taught that there are consequences for our actions. In Christianity there are temporal and eternal consequences for our actions, the temporal are easily viewed, the et...

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by jessman
Mon Nov 07, 2005 3:20 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: That Passenger Has Flu And Is Sitting Next To Me
Replies: 26
Views: 5443

RE: That Passenger Has Flu And Is Sitting Next To Me

I know Delta can refuse boarding to a passenger with a communicable disease that would be transmissable during the normal course of the flight. From <a href="http://www.delta.com/help/faqs/special_needs/index.jsp#oxygen" target=_blank>http://www.delta.com/help/faqs/special_needs/index.jsp#oxygen</a>...

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by jessman
Sun Nov 06, 2005 4:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: U.S. Airlines - "All-time Losers, And Counting"
Replies: 48
Views: 6490

RE: U.S. Airlines - "All-time Losers, And Counting"

There are several things that should be added here 1.) I think it is disingenuous to mention <acronym title="JetBlue Airways (USA)">B6</acronym> as on par with <acronym title="Southwest Airlines (USA)">WN</acronym>. Jet Blue is the current media darling, but it has been around for less than six year...

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by jessman
Mon Sep 12, 2005 11:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NW And Mechanics Break Off Talks
Replies: 68
Views: 4497

RE: NW And Mechanics Break Off Talks

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by jessman
Fri Aug 19, 2005 2:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Stage Set For "Strikebusting" By NW Managment
Replies: 8
Views: 3603

RE: Stage Set For "Strikebusting" By NW Managment

That should read
"also, a non-profit organization"
sorry.

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by jessman
Thu Aug 18, 2005 11:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Stage Set For "Strikebusting" By NW Managment
Replies: 8
Views: 3603

RE: Stage Set For "Strikebusting" By NW Managment

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by jessman
Tue Aug 16, 2005 7:20 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Could Autopilot Descend When Pressure Drops?
Replies: 20
Views: 2925

Could Autopilot Descend When Pressure Drops?

With the passengers on the Helios flight apparently freezing and the crew apparently incapacitated, I wonder if the autopilot could or should be programmed to descend to an altitude where people could breathe and not freeze to death.

So, would such a modification to autopilot technology be feasible

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by jessman
Sun Jul 31, 2005 7:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NW- Ridiculous Overcapacity In Some Markets
Replies: 121
Views: 8117

RE: NW- Ridiculous Overcapacity In Some Markets

I wonder if RST sees the DC9 because no matter how good the Mayo clinic is, they still probably see a reltaively large amount of human remains cargo out of RST. IIRC coffins do not fit well on regional aircraft.

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by jessman
Sun Mar 20, 2005 9:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Song's History
Replies: 19
Views: 2089

RE: Song's History

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by jessman
Tue Jan 11, 2005 6:33 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Another Victory For The Conservatives
Replies: 100
Views: 4297

RE: Another Victory For The Conservatives

<i>If Al Queda "cleaned up there act", would America accept those pigs in to the mainstream and be allowed to sponsor hiways?</i> Yes. They would. Even if Al-Queida still preached that all non-muslims should die. Criminal actions are punished. Beliefs can not be punished. Free speech is a right prot...

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by jessman
Sun Dec 26, 2004 2:48 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Ann Coulter On Muslims
Replies: 50
Views: 2929

RE: Ann Coulter On Muslims

I like her hair.
Other than that I was taught "If you can't say anything nice don't say..."ah screw it...She's a crackpot.

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by jessman
Mon Dec 13, 2004 6:12 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: A.nut Geek Or Trekkie On A Desert Island?
Replies: 12
Views: 2073

RE: A.nut Geek Or Trekkie On A Desert Island?

Just because she likes women doesn't mean she's not hot.  Smile

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by jessman
Mon Dec 13, 2004 6:10 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Any Of You Pay A Tithe?
Replies: 13
Views: 2433

RE: Any Of You Pay A Tithe?

I tithe to the church I attend. I know my preacher, my fellow church members, and the community causes my church supports. I have no qualms giving 10% there.

I have found the giving to be nothing but a blessing.

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by jessman
Sun Dec 12, 2004 6:29 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Your Highest Game In Bowling?
Replies: 26
Views: 2307

RE: Your Highest Game In Bowling?

I very seldom go bowling. A little while ago I went with some friends.
I bowled 2 games
a 52
a72
I improved.

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by jessman
Sun Dec 12, 2004 5:50 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: A.nut Geek Or Trekkie On A Desert Island?
Replies: 12
Views: 2073

RE: A.nut Geek Or Trekkie On A Desert Island?

<i>Either way I'm good to go - just make it female, about 25yo, blonde if possible </i> I think that eliminates 99.999% of both populations.  <img src="/discussions/graphics/nut.gif" ALT="Nuts"> Well, there is that chick that played 7 of 9.  <img src="/discussions/graphics/biggthumpup.gif"...

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by jessman
Thu Dec 09, 2004 6:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL SkyChoice & SkySaver - What?
Replies: 10
Views: 2822

RE: DL SkyChoice & SkySaver - What?

<i>I have had the opposite experience. The three times I've tried to redeem Skysaver tickets there was nothing available. The agent even admitted once that one flight I wanted had been allocated -one- skysaver seat. One. On a 767. </i> The agent's response is indicitive of an agent not completely fa...

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by jessman
Thu Dec 02, 2004 2:37 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Gay But Want To Marry A Girl?
Replies: 43
Views: 18747

RE: Gay But Want To Marry A Girl?

You certainly wouldn't be the first to be in that situation, and some relationships of the sort have been successful. I wish I had my smithsonian magazine handy, but a couple of months ago they had an article about a composer who was known to be gay, but whose wife stayed with him until death did th...

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by jessman
Thu Dec 02, 2004 9:43 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Another Conservative Praises Adolf Hitler
Replies: 86
Views: 3190

RE: Another Conservative Praises Adolf Hitler

<i>That woman is Bush's puppet and probably the only member of his cabinet to blindly defend him. I wouldn't view her as someone who thinks for themselves</i> Your opinion only. Maybe Bush only did what She suggested, that would elicit blind defense of his policy. We don't know if either scenario is...

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by jessman
Tue Nov 30, 2004 3:01 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Another Conservative Praises Adolf Hitler
Replies: 86
Views: 3190

RE: Another Conservative Praises Adolf Hitler

Economics aside, Liddy's comments are only reflective of his training. Think of it this way. You are trained to flush the toilet. If you go to a country where ther is no plumbing, you don't flush after doing your business. This may never quite feel comfortable, even though it is your reality. Liddy ...

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by jessman
Tue Nov 30, 2004 10:24 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Another Conservative Praises Adolf Hitler
Replies: 86
Views: 3190

RE: Another Conservative Praises Adolf Hitler

<i>In fact it is the democratic system that´s usually on top of the market economy in western societies that has had some success in increasing participation of a "middle class" in the earnings of the industry. </i> The democratic system and market economy evolved together. The very existance of a m...

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by jessman
Mon Nov 29, 2004 11:51 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Another Conservative Praises Adolf Hitler
Replies: 86
Views: 3190

RE: Another Conservative Praises Adolf Hitler

<i><b>Yyz717: Are you kidding? Nazism and Communism share many parallels. </b> One significant difference is that we´ve seen a necessarily "pure" form of nazism, but so far hardly any form of communism. Not that I´d absolutely wanted to, but what communism originally meant has very little to do with...

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by jessman
Wed Nov 24, 2004 10:58 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: How About Foreign Born US Citizen As President?
Replies: 39
Views: 7128

RE: How About Foreign Born US Citizen As President?

Another foreign born who has at one time or another expressed interest in high elected office is Jerry Springer.
Just think...Springer vs Schwarzenegger

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by jessman
Mon Nov 01, 2004 10:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Denied Boarding By Delta Due To "security Reasons"
Replies: 274
Views: 27739

RE: Denied Boarding By Delta Due To "security Reasons"

Way to go Sean!  <img src="/discussions/graphics/biggthumpup.gif" ALT="Big thumbs up"> If it is necessary perform a security interview, one should not weigh attitude more than substance. I can even understand if someone is denied boarding for being truly threatening, unduly argumentative, or in...

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by jessman
Mon Oct 25, 2004 8:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Airlines To File For CH11 Monday...
Replies: 144
Views: 31126

RE: Delta Airlines To File For CH11 Monday...

BR715-A1-30; I respectfully disagree about slashing the hubs. That action would be good for every other airline, not Delta. From all accounts Comair makes money. Cincinnati is actually an important hub because it takes the strain off of <acronym title="Atlanta - Hartsfield-Jackson International (The...

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by jessman
Tue Oct 19, 2004 9:22 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: For Fun: Keep Adding To This Thread
Replies: 60
Views: 3591

RE: For Fun: Keep Adding To This Thread

...is this five words yet?...

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by jessman
Tue Oct 19, 2004 9:20 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Major Civil Rights Group Endorses Bush
Replies: 146
Views: 6049

RE: Major Civil Rights Group Endorses Bush

Jan. Ammunition isn't really that complicated either. With the right tools and chemicals one can manufacture ammo fairly easily. It would really take some time but my cousin showed me how he makes his own cartridges for his .357 revolver. It doesn't seem that difficult and again with guerrilla tacti...

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by jessman
Mon Oct 18, 2004 5:33 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: For Fun: Keep Adding To This Thread
Replies: 60
Views: 3591

RE: For Fun: Keep Adding To This Thread

...meanwhile at an undisclosed location...

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by jessman
Mon Oct 18, 2004 5:12 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: For Fun: Keep Adding To This Thread
Replies: 60
Views: 3591

RE: For Fun: Keep Adding To This Thread

...and started wrestling each other...

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by jessman
Mon Oct 18, 2004 4:59 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Should Media Outlets Endorse Political Candidates?
Replies: 10
Views: 1416

RE: Should Media Outlets Endorse Political Candidates?

Yes they should be able to endorse whomever they want. They should not even have to act like they are fair and unbiased. They should instead keep a running tally of the positions and policies they endorse and the consequences of the policies actually carried out. This way if they are consistantly co...

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by jessman
Mon Oct 18, 2004 4:50 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 21st Century Dictatorships
Replies: 62
Views: 3639

RE: 21st Century Dictatorships

Let's not forget Fidel Castro in Cuba.
He pretty much gets his way.

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by jessman
Mon Oct 18, 2004 4:42 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: For Fun: Keep Adding To This Thread
Replies: 60
Views: 3591

RE: For Fun: Keep Adding To This Thread

...milk all over the cockpit...

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by jessman
Sun Oct 17, 2004 1:42 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Favourite Simpson's Quote
Replies: 88
Views: 6251

RE: Favourite Simpson's Quote

In the episode where the power plant was bought by the Germans

"We regret to announce the following lay-offs, which I will read in alphabetical order. Simpson, Homer. That is all."

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by jessman
Sun Oct 17, 2004 1:39 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Influenza Virus Coincidence?
Replies: 0
Views: 871

Influenza Virus Coincidence?

We are all aware of the shortage of Flu shot vaccine in the USA and possibly elsewhere. However this story didn't seem to draw much media attention. Basically scientists modified current flu virus to match the 1918 worldwide killer flu. Not that everyone is immunized against the 1918 strain, but isn...

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by jessman
Fri Oct 15, 2004 5:25 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Major Civil Rights Group Endorses Bush
Replies: 146
Views: 6049

RE: Major Civil Rights Group Endorses Bush

<i>do you think a gun makes a man more a man?</i> Falcon that was never mentioned. I realize that most of the people on this forum have penises, but both my mother and father shoot. My mother does target practice more than my father. All of my female cousins can shoot, and have fired rifles and hand...

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by jessman
Thu Oct 14, 2004 12:32 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: No Nader In Pennsylvania
Replies: 18
Views: 1948

RE: No Nader In Pennsylvania

I hope people can still write him in. There really should be more parties in the US. Why is it that we haven't had a decent third party candidate since Roosevelt on the Bull Moose party (24% of popular vote) lost to Wilson(54% of popular vote) in 1912. An election in which the forth party candidate,...

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by jessman
Tue Oct 12, 2004 1:58 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Any Scientologists Here?
Replies: 32
Views: 1842

RE: Any Scientologists Here?

<i>I too wonder... how the hell does the US gov allows this kind of crap to persist. </i> The First Amendment to the Constitution <b>Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or t...

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by jessman
Mon Oct 11, 2004 5:25 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: To The United States Of America, Nov. 2nd, 2004.
Replies: 31
Views: 4306

RE: To The United States Of America, Nov. 2nd, 2004.

Mia; The Spanish-American war; The Spanish were herding Cubans into Concentration camps. Thousands died from exposure and disease. The Spanish needed stopped. We don't know who or what sunk the Maine. We probably never will. The result was a better life for Cubans and no dramatic change in life for ...

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by jessman
Thu Oct 07, 2004 5:11 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Will The US Ever Have A Woman President?
Replies: 45
Views: 3805

RE: Will The US Ever Have A Woman President?

Scotts, Heretics, or A-rabs the point is that a woman can be every bit as ruthless and bloodthirsty as a man. Those traits have nothing to do with the equipment between the legs. Western culture only propagates this myth. Whether or not she started the dang thing we don't even have to look back that...

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by jessman
Wed Oct 06, 2004 10:25 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Will The US Ever Have A Woman President?
Replies: 45
Views: 3805

RE: Will The US Ever Have A Woman President?

Women leaders are not always less likely to go to war than their male counterparts. Bloody Mary earned her monicker.

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by jessman
Mon Oct 04, 2004 11:13 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Voting For The Sake Of Voting...does It Help?
Replies: 15
Views: 3371

RE: Voting For The Sake Of Voting...does It Help?

I think everyone should vote. Where one can vote there is a great responsibility. The authority to choose government itself has been given to the masses. This is huge. We are the ultimate authority. Even if your candidate loses your voice must be heard and the larger the percentage of the vote the l...

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by jessman
Wed Sep 22, 2004 1:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United 919 Diverts To Bangor
Replies: 63
Views: 10927

United 919 Diverts To Bangor

He probably actually shares a name with someone on a watch list. I doubt they put the pop singer on the list. On a funnier note it took quite a while to get Senator Kennedy off the "no-fly" list.  Smile

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by jessman
Tue Sep 21, 2004 10:34 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: HIV Vaccine: Potentially Do More Harm Than Good?
Replies: 25
Views: 2156

RE: HIV Vaccine: Potentially Do More Harm Than Good?

One could argue for or against the word "innocent". Lets look at the opposite of innocence, guilt. Thanks to Mirriam Webster. <i> Main Entry: guilt Pronunciation: 'gilt Function: noun Etymology: Middle English, delinquency, guilt, from Old English gylt delinquency 1 : the fact of having committed a ...

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by jessman
Sun Sep 19, 2004 4:23 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Why Try To Keep A State That Is Not A Nation?
Replies: 14
Views: 2621

RE: Why Try To Keep A State That Is Not A Nation?

L188; That's what I'm talking about. The US is somewhat of a special case though in so much that we really can't be called a nation except for in the Pledge of Allegiance. And the China/Taiwan thing isn't really about two nations either. BUT if you want to further expand this Idea to ideologies of a...

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by jessman
Sun Sep 19, 2004 1:51 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Why Try To Keep A State That Is Not A Nation?
Replies: 14
Views: 2621

Why Try To Keep A State That Is Not A Nation?

This topic stems from the very real possibility of civil war in Iraq, but can be expanded to any country where the recognized borders extend over the territory of more than one nation/ethnicity. Let's start with Iraq. It seems that many of the current problems stem from the fact that there are unres...

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by jessman
Wed Sep 08, 2004 2:10 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Freedom Fighter Or Terrorist?
Replies: 84
Views: 2765

RE: Freedom Fighter Or Terrorist?

For those of you speaking of the bombing raids in WWII, I would say that a standing military operating under the jurisdiction of a state is not and can not be a terrorist or a freedom fighter. They can be thought of as an extention of a state(country) and not an independant organization. A soldier f...

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by jessman
Mon Aug 30, 2004 11:46 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What Is The World's Busiest Airport That...
Replies: 47
Views: 10737

RE: What Is The World's Busiest Airport That...

Although no passenger 747s come to <acronym title="Covington / Cincinnati - Northern Kentucky International (Greater Cincinnati) (CVG / KCVG), USA - Kentucky">CVG</acronym>, <acronym title="Northwest Airlines (USA)">NW</acronym> Cargo runs a 747 into <acronym title="Covington / Cincinnati - Northern...

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by jessman
Mon Aug 23, 2004 12:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL Flight Delay At ZRH
Replies: 25
Views: 4761

RE: DL Flight Delay At ZRH

I will start by saying that this is all covered in detail in delta's contract of carriage. Delta International Rule 95 (amenities); International rule 90 section D (involuntary refund); and International rule 80 section C (rerouting) are the ones most directly tied to your rights and entitlements as...

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