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by Woofbite
Sat Sep 14, 2019 12:16 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Flying with an emotional support animal may soon get a whole lot more difficult
Replies: 62
Views: 7453

Re: MAJOR crackdown on "Emotional Support" pets on the way

So I can't take my emotional support giraffe on my next United flight? Outrageous. Seriously, who has a giraffe as a pet to begin with? It's not outside the range of what is conceivable, but I doubt that anyone would consider bringing a giraffe on an airplane - but then, you never know. You wouldn'...

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by Woofbite
Tue Sep 03, 2019 2:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA's Summer From Hell
Replies: 95
Views: 16806

Re: AA's Summer From Hell

Can I be a devil's advocate? They did fly you a part of the way one way, and it seems as if you want them to overlook that portion of your trip that they provided. And you chose not to take their next flight, never mind that they had told you in the small print that they could not guarantee to get ...

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by Woofbite
Wed Aug 14, 2019 2:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SU / KL IL-62
Replies: 40
Views: 8210

Re: SU / KL IL-62

I took a trip in 1990 out of Montreal on an IL-62. An old bird with what looked like an added sheet of aluminum riveted on top of the wings. The interior in F class appeared to be birch wood lined with lace curtains on the windows. Huge amount of space between seats. Seats didn't convert to beds in ...

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by Woofbite
Thu Jun 13, 2019 11:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Incident in 1988 in either New York or New Jersey?
Replies: 26
Views: 4985

Re: Incident in 1988 in either New York or New Jersey?

Could you be confusing it with this incident? http://www.airplanemart.com/video/00001_Pan_Am_Boeing_707-321B_Emergency_Landing_Travis_AFB_1965.php Hi all, I was about 5 years old on a plane taking off from either New York or New Jersey and bound for the Soviet Union in 1988 (I believe it was around ...

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by Woofbite
Sun Mar 31, 2019 12:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How much does Warren Buffett know about airlines?
Replies: 26
Views: 4167

Re: How much does Warren Buffett know about airlines?

He knows a lot more about airlines now than he used to. Here's his quotes on buying US Air preferred stock: “When Richard Branson, the wealthy owner of Virgin Atlantic Airways, was asked how to become a millionaire, he had a quick answer: 'There's really nothing to it. Start as a billionaire and the...

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by Woofbite
Sun Mar 31, 2019 12:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TWA Ambassador Service Seat Charts (1971) L1011, 747 Question- K Class?
Replies: 50
Views: 6487

Re: TWA Ambassador Service Seat Charts (1971) L1011, 747 Question- K Class?

Bingo. The U.S. had a severe recession about the time the 747's came online and because of all the unfilled seats, AA tossed in a fancy coach lounge. Other domestic carriers rushed to compete and TWA carved out a lounge at the front of the economy section. It served as a coach lounge within the U.S....

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by Woofbite
Sun Oct 14, 2018 1:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emotional support animal again, woman removed, flight delayed
Replies: 103
Views: 12906

Re: Emotional support animal again, woman removed, flight delayed

Sometimes I think "support animals" are just an excuse for people to bring whatever animal they please on board. Wouldn't be surprised if someone brought something random like a penguin on board. Well, some idiot did try to bring a peacock but they were refused. Thank goodness. The video ...

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by Woofbite
Mon Jul 09, 2018 7:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Landing on top of the Pan Am building
Replies: 23
Views: 5963

Re: Landing on top of the Pan Am building

I suddenly feel very old. I rode between the Pan Am building and JFK three or four times and absolutely loved it. Our offices were on 41st street and a short hike, up the elevator, onto the copter and out to JFK in about 30 minutes total time. If memory serves, the flights originally went to Worldpo...

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by Woofbite
Sun Nov 19, 2017 2:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emotional support pig removed from plane
Replies: 52
Views: 13099

Re: Emotional support pig removed from plane

People allegedly so fragile and delicate they require support animals shouldn't be allowed to fly in my opinion.

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by Woofbite
Sat Oct 14, 2017 7:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA to add seats to 777-200s with Polaris retrofit
Replies: 112
Views: 19317

Re: UA to add seats to 777-200s with Polaris retrofit

Given the lack of choice we now have due to consolidation and the collusive behavior of the airlines (They match each other on seat counts, ancillary fees, etc.), those of us that travel on business simply don't have much choice. That's a key phrase and the reason major carrier service is so poor an...

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by Woofbite
Fri Oct 06, 2017 1:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA's new branding
Replies: 116
Views: 20387

Re: AA's new branding

In addition to re-branding, I think they should have been forced to change the name as well. To pretend the current operation is
a continuation of the American everyone knew is deceptive.

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by Woofbite
Mon Sep 11, 2017 1:39 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Have you already lost your time and/or money to just to fly on a specific aircraft?
Replies: 59
Views: 3020

Re: Have you already lost your time and/or money to just to fly on a specific aircraft?

Sure. Ancient history but I flew DAL, (or maybe it was GSW), TO DEN on FL (the original), just to ride a DC-3. Made 6 stops! Came back from SCL to MIA on Lanica to ride one of the last 707s operating. Came back from LHR to IAD and JFK on the Concorde to ride it a couple of times. Flew SJU to STT on ...

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by Woofbite
Tue Aug 01, 2017 1:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DFW Terminal F in jeopardy?
Replies: 105
Views: 15021

Re: DFW Terminal F in jeopardy?

For connections under 1 hour on domestic to international I feel rushed at DFW. I personally think its good when my gates are close but going to different terminals when connecting is not optimal. Probaly not worth the cost to change it. Its for sure better now then in the past. I don't think cost ...

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by Woofbite
Mon Jul 24, 2017 2:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why no AA service at HRL?
Replies: 16
Views: 2927

Re: Why no AA service at HRL?

I definitely flew DFW-HRL in the 80's on AA. Yep. AA flew it as long as HRL guaranteed a certain monthly revenue. (I think that was the first market where a city made such a guarantee). After Southwest came to town and became a powerhouse, the city dropped the subsidy to AA and they withdrew their ...

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by Woofbite
Wed Jul 19, 2017 9:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Final Days of Braniff Documentary
Replies: 9
Views: 2619

Re: Final Days of Braniff Documentary

Hello Everybody, I just found this TV special from 1983 on youtube documenting the final days of Braniff Airways. It followed CEO Howard Putnam has he desperately but eventually fails to keep the doors opens and at the same time trying to keep employee moral up. Only being two when Braniff shut dow...

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by Woofbite
Tue Jun 06, 2017 9:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Concorde Why no 1st class?
Replies: 145
Views: 28549

Re: Concorde Why no 1st class?

The BA flight attendant on a LHR-JFK I was on told me it was a same day turn-around. Also, as far as seat comfort, aside from take off, landing and meal service, everyone seemed to be roaming around the cabin and visiting the cockpit - which you could do in those days. One of my flights we had to go...

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by Woofbite
Mon Apr 24, 2017 1:03 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Best and worst Boeing, Best and worse Airbus
Replies: 38
Views: 5109

Re: Best and worst Boeing, Best and worse Airbus

Define best. Personally I liked the 757 because of its power. Especially enjoyed Long Beach, California takeoffs because pilots climbed like crazy, throttled back to glide over Newport Beach and then slammed on the power to climb once clear. Airbus experience somewhat limited but couldn't really tel...

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by Woofbite
Sat Mar 18, 2017 12:36 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Seats in first AA 707?
Replies: 0
Views: 325

Seats in first AA 707?

Anybody remember the seat configuration in AA's first 707?
Was it something like 88 all first class eventually changed to 44 first and 66 coach or something else?
Memories are decreasing and bets are increasing!

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