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by iflyalexair
Tue Jun 09, 2020 12:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US Airways flight 1549
Replies: 33
Views: 7114

Re: Us Air flight 1549

The total capacity of the US A320 was 150 total, so only 3 flight attendants required.

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by iflyalexair
Wed Feb 12, 2020 3:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sky Team at PHL
Replies: 32
Views: 4242

Re: Sky Team at PHL

PHL doesn't have the O&D of JFK, EWR, or even BOS. This is not a gaping hole in DL/AF/KL service. That is an extremely inaccurate statement. Are you telling me that much smaller cities like PIT, CVG, RDU, etc. have more O&D? The main reason is that AA/OneWorld dominate at PHL making it toug...

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by iflyalexair
Sun Dec 15, 2019 11:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The rest of Tennessee (TYS, CHA, TRI ect.) Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 69
Views: 8304

Re: The rest of Tennessee - TYS, CHA, TRI, ect.

I worked for US in 2005-2007 at TYS. I had a blast.

Nice to revisit some memories of McGhee Tyson!

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by iflyalexair
Wed Nov 13, 2019 3:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian Adds FCO/CDG-ORD And FCO-DEN
Replies: 29
Views: 5563

Re: Norwegian Adds FCO/CDG-ORD And FCO-DEN

These days when you search for fares it doesn't seem to matter whether you need to buy two separate tickets with different airlines, the fare searches will show you the cheapest route. What search engines are showing two separate tickets? Care to post an itinerary? It's consumer disaster waiting to...

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by iflyalexair
Tue Oct 22, 2019 2:01 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: AA’s Communication Problem
Replies: 13
Views: 6619

Re: AA’s Communication Problem

Who even cares, or needs a reason for delays less than 20 minutes? It's aviation. Delays less than 30 minutes are non-events, unless you have a connecting flight to catch. The OP did have a flight to catch. Also, this isn't in enroute delay. Sitting at a gate, with no information, with no idea of w...

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by iflyalexair
Mon Aug 19, 2019 10:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 8/18/2019:AS Adds GEG-PAE;DL Adds LGW/MAN;HA Adds LAS-OGG;SY Cuts STL-MSP;UA Cuts EWR-PSP;WN
Replies: 76
Views: 12899

Re: OAG Changes 8/18/2019:AS Adds GEG-PAE;DL Adds LGW/MAN;HA Adds LAS-OGG;SY Cuts STL-MSP;UA Cuts EWR-PSP;WN

UA is hardly "ditching" EWR-OKC. They run the route seasonally every year April-December. 2020 will be the same. Given how they’ve never promote this route like their others out of here and can’t seem to sustain anything besides this yearly seasonal service to their biggest trans Atlantic...

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by iflyalexair
Fri Aug 16, 2019 1:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: DL, VS boost summer flying between U.S. and U.K. in 2020
Replies: 69
Views: 16849

Re: Delta international announcement later today

BNAMealer wrote:
I’m not really a fan of DL’s p2p flying strategy (outside of TATL).


Why not?

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by iflyalexair
Wed Aug 14, 2019 12:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian to cancel all TATL MAX routes
Replies: 79
Views: 19707

Re: Norwegian to cancel all TATL MAX routes

Nothing about their BGO-SWF service so I wonder if that could be moved back to JFK as previously the flight was operated from JFK for 3 years. Incorrect. They operated Saturday only service for one summer. The results were limited local traffic, the majority were onward connections from BGO-Europe....

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by iflyalexair
Fri Jul 12, 2019 1:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM calls for people to fly less
Replies: 237
Views: 27592

Re: KLM calls for people to fly less

Well they should start by calling out on their own partners, like DL. Do we really need 24 crjs a day in a route, instead of bigger AC and less frequency just because Alan the business man with the small wiener will throw a fit if he doesnt have 1600 options a day to go back and forth in his meetin...

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by iflyalexair
Wed Jul 10, 2019 12:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aeromexico cancels MEX-GYE and reduces frequencies to UIO
Replies: 12
Views: 3192

Re: Aeromexico cancels MEX-GYE and reduces frequencies to UIO

I guess all of those $780 business MQD runs from JFK to UIO hurt their yields.

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by iflyalexair
Mon May 06, 2019 3:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 5/5/2019: DL Appears to Exit JFK-GIG, to Add JFK-BOM;UA;CZ Cuts CAN;HU Adds CTU-ORD,LAX-XIY
Replies: 61
Views: 13766

Re: OAG Changes 5/5/2019: DL Appears to Exit JFK-GIG, to Add JFK-BOM;UA;CZ Cuts CAN;HU Adds CTU-ORD,LAX-XIY

jetsetter629 wrote:
tphuang wrote:
And yes, ORH really is that horrible.


I just booked an ORH-PHL flight for $78...which is was not basic economy


I booked ORH-PHL-BOS-JFK for $66 in January. :-)

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by iflyalexair
Thu Apr 04, 2019 4:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Could the MAX grounding be the end of Norwegian?
Replies: 113
Views: 32373

Re: Could the MAX grounding be the end of Norwegian?

SWF-DUB isn't removed. It's actually sold out. The planned April traffic from SWF to Ireland a total of 16 flights per week. 11x weekly to DUB and 5X weekly to SNN. That's a total of 3,024 seats a week. The A330 they have wetleased offers only 2716 weekly seats. In fact, there are seats available f...

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by iflyalexair
Tue Apr 02, 2019 2:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Could the MAX grounding be the end of Norwegian?
Replies: 113
Views: 32373

Re: Could the MAX grounding be the end of Norwegian?

SWF-DUB isn't removed. It's actually sold out. The planned April traffic from SWF to Ireland a total of 16 flights per week. 11x weekly to DUB and 5X weekly to SNN. That's a total of 3,024 seats a week. The A330 they have wetleased offers only 2716 weekly seats. In fact, there are seats available fo...

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by iflyalexair
Mon Apr 01, 2019 4:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will SBY Expand and Add DL with A220 Service?
Replies: 8
Views: 1723

Re: WILL SBY EXPAND AND ADD DL with A220 Service

No offense to SBY, but I'm sure DL has other, more valuable targets for mainline service.

SBY should hope for DL connection before DL mainline.

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by iflyalexair
Thu Nov 01, 2018 12:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL and AA resume IROP ticketing and baggage agreement
Replies: 69
Views: 10902

Re: DL and AA resume IROP ticketing and baggage agreement

Rookie87 wrote:
In my agent days when we had IROPS or had to rebook on another carrier, it was FULL FARE Y priced, not what Joe Schmo bought on Expedia. Since when did that change?


The segment is booked in Y, but the amount paid to the receiving carrier is not full Y fare. It’s a negotiated amount.

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by iflyalexair
Fri Oct 26, 2018 6:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 2019 SNA Slot Allocation Released
Replies: 59
Views: 8789

Re: 2019 SNA Slot Allocation Released

Jshank83 wrote:
iflyalexair wrote:
So, where is DL reallocating the JFK service to?


It isn't. It lost seats so that is the route it cut to make up for it.


Yeah, but they still have 15 ops YOY...

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by iflyalexair
Fri Oct 26, 2018 4:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 2019 SNA Slot Allocation Released
Replies: 59
Views: 8789

Re: 2019 SNA Slot Allocation Released

So, where is DL reallocating the JFK service to?

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by iflyalexair
Wed Jun 27, 2018 11:16 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Delta Air Lines Top 50 Longest Routes
Replies: 14
Views: 3641

Re: Delta Air Lines Top 50 Longest Routes

JFK HNL?
JFK GIG?

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by iflyalexair
Tue Jun 19, 2018 3:20 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: AirForce2 coming into SYR today!
Replies: 5
Views: 1846

Re: AirForce2 coming into SYR today!

Note to self: avoid SYR today.

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by iflyalexair
Tue May 29, 2018 3:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why no flights on US3 to eastern Atlantic islands?
Replies: 126
Views: 12043

Re: Why no flights on US3 to eastern Atlantic islands?

Delta recently started nonstop service from JFK to PDL (Ponta Delgada - Azores) utilizing the 757 with D1 service. The fight is just under 6 hours. There is no D1 service on this route. It's Premium Select, Comfort Plus, and Economy. I was on the inaugural. Also, I have the ability to say I was the...

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by iflyalexair
Mon May 14, 2018 5:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 5/13/2018:UA Swaps EWR/IAD Markets, Many Other Changes!;DL Adds BOS-PHL,Drops JFK-PHL,MCO-MIA;
Replies: 98
Views: 14963

Re: OAG Changes 5/13/2018:UA Swaps EWR/IAD Markets, Many Other Changes!;DL Adds BOS-PHL,Drops JFK-PHL,MCO-MIA;

United proving yet again they can't compete in the Northeast. Your statement doesn't match reality. Reality is that United is the #1 carrier in New York City. And New York City is the #1 market in the Northeast. EWR isn't NYC. Not even in the same state. UA doesn't even serve JFK, and only serve IA...

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by iflyalexair
Fri Mar 30, 2018 5:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Inaugural DL MCO-AMS March 30, 2018
Replies: 51
Views: 9664

Re: Inaugural DL MCO-AMS March 30, 2018

DL cannot sell AMS-MCO-GRU tickets I don't think as it would most definitely require a US visa for certain travelers. MCO does not have a dedicated international area for connections until the terminal C is built. Both domestic and international passengers arrive in the same area for boarding. Any ...

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by iflyalexair
Wed Feb 28, 2018 8:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NYC Area Aviation Thread (JFK/LGA/EWR/ISP/SWF/HPN) - 2018
Replies: 128
Views: 13486

Re: NYC Area Aviation Thread (JFK/LGA/EWR/ISP/SWF/HPN) - 2018

The second daily flight marks the return of daytime, eastbound service from NYC to Ireland.

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by iflyalexair
Tue Feb 27, 2018 3:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Azores Airlines update S18 schedule to North America
Replies: 28
Views: 4926

Re: Azores Airlines update S18 schedule to North America

I'm looking forward to the DL inaugural of JFK-PDL in May!

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by iflyalexair
Mon Feb 26, 2018 3:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Employees of American Airlines-Owned American Eagle Make Less Than $10 an Hour
Replies: 146
Views: 15471

Re: Employees of American Airlines-Owned American Eagle Make Less Than $10 an Hour

I worked for Piedmont when I was in college, 2005-2007. The pay was obviously low, but it worked for me as a student living at home. I remember one of the silliest things was that my starting rate was $7.84 an hour. They announced that starting pay was going up to $8.00 effective January 1. So, when...

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by iflyalexair
Tue Jan 16, 2018 4:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA FA merger integration complaint
Replies: 64
Views: 8788

Re: UA FA merger integration complaint

That reserve system sounds horrific! Why not give everyone one months of reserve a year, then everyone could hold a line from the start 11months of the year- seems to work well from the airlines I have experience with QF,VA,NZ, most senior and junior still get their 1 month reserve. Delta flight at...

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by iflyalexair
Wed Dec 27, 2017 4:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ERI ~ Erie, PA Airport closed for 2nd day
Replies: 8
Views: 1826

Re: ERI ~ Erie, PA Airport closed for 2nd day

I'm sure tens of people were inconvenienced.

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by iflyalexair
Wed Dec 27, 2017 1:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Frontier Airlines in Islip
Replies: 12
Views: 2286

Re: Frontier Airlines in Islip

The immediate catchment area of Nassau and Suffolk counties is huge a wealthy. For various reasons, those passengers tend to leak to LGA and JFK. Airline loyalty, schedule, price, nonstops, etc. Legacy carriers offering a few RJ flights to a nearby hub, likely at a higher fare, will often fuel that ...

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by iflyalexair
Wed Dec 20, 2017 8:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SY announces LAX-HNL and MSP-MYR
Replies: 45
Views: 5671

Re: SY announces LAX-HNL and MSP-MYR

allegiantflyer wrote:
Very interesting development, I hope SY has more success on this route as a ULCC than G4 did.


Allegiant has repeatedly stated that their LAS-HNL service was popular and profitable. When the 757s came up on their checks, they opted to retire them and thereby end HNL service.

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by iflyalexair
Mon Dec 11, 2017 12:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL Canceling EWR-AMS
Replies: 31
Views: 13266

Re: DL Canceling EWR-AMS

The JV added another JFK frequency to compensate. I guess they determined they have enough TATL coverage with just CDG from EWR.

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by iflyalexair
Mon Nov 27, 2017 3:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American, United settle 9/11 Claims
Replies: 38
Views: 9099

Re: American, United settle 9/11 Claims

I believe a large part of the mentality in trying to hold AA/UA at least in part responsible was because pre-9/11, the airlines were responsible for handling airport security, not the Federal govt. as it is post-9/11. So the reasoning being...airport security was so lax that those maniacs were able...

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by iflyalexair
Wed Nov 22, 2017 4:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The fall of Robert Mugabe: Potential Impact on Air Zimbabwe & Zimbabwean Aviation
Replies: 43
Views: 17217

Re: The fall of Robert Mugabe: Potential Impact on Air Zimbabwe & Zimbabwean Aviation

I guess we won’t see the Air Zimbabwe 767 at SWF any more. Someone in the government likes to go shopping at Woodbury Commons apparently. If I'm not mistaken, many governments choose to park their aircraft at SWF when visiting the United Nations in NYC — I mean, surely no one would travel that dist...

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by iflyalexair
Wed Nov 22, 2017 3:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American, United settle 9/11 Claims
Replies: 38
Views: 9099

Re: American, United settle 9/11 Claims

Only in America would someone sue an airline for allowing their plane to be hijacked... is this a sick joke? I believe a large part of the mentality in trying to hold AA/UA at least in part responsible was because pre-9/11, the airlines were responsible for handling airport security, not the Federa...

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by iflyalexair
Mon Nov 20, 2017 6:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Rolls Out Delta One to JFK-LAS/SAN/SEA
Replies: 56
Views: 14419

Re: Delta Rolls Out Delta One to JFK-LAS/SAN/SEA

I think that this is a generally positive change, depending on what DL's pricing will be. We'll see if DL is able to make it work. I would never pay for a domestic first class seat to SEA, LAS or SAN, absent a really reasonable buy up offer because the product simply isn't worth it. I'd rather play ...

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by iflyalexair
Wed Nov 15, 2017 1:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The fall of Robert Mugabe: Potential Impact on Air Zimbabwe & Zimbabwean Aviation
Replies: 43
Views: 17217

Re: The fall of Robert Mugabe: Potential Impact on Air Zimbabwe & Zimbabwean Aviation

I guess we won’t see the Air Zimbabwe 767 at SWF any more. Someone in the government likes to go shopping at Woodbury Commons apparently.

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by iflyalexair
Wed Nov 08, 2017 4:18 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Delta flight attendant bases
Replies: 3
Views: 7699

Re: Delta flight attendant bases

I am not sure how up to date my list is, but here are the ones I know for sure:

BOS
NYC
DTW
MSP
ATL
CVG
MCO
TPA
FLL
SLC
SEA
SFO
LAX
SAN
HNL

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by iflyalexair
Sun Sep 24, 2017 6:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why no DTW-HNL?
Replies: 62
Views: 9600

Re: Why no DTW-HNL?

Delta flew DTW-HNL in winter of 2010.

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by iflyalexair
Mon Aug 14, 2017 6:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 8/13/2017:DL Closes YQB; UA Adds CKB-IAD/ORD; HU Adds JFK-CTU; AM Adds SLC-GDL
Replies: 62
Views: 11894

Re: OAG Changes 8/13/2017:DL Closes YQB; UA Adds CKB-IAD/ORD; HU Adds JFK-CTU; AM Adds SLC-GDL

I'm certainly disappointed that YQB is going away. We were supposed to go there for Valentine's Day 2016. The flights were, at that point, 2x daily on CR7. It turns out that weekend was insanely cold (we're talking -60s with wind chill), and our flights were oversold. They paid us $1200 each to bump...

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by iflyalexair
Thu Aug 03, 2017 2:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is the Bay Area the only region in the US to have three Int'l airports?
Replies: 89
Views: 12101

Re: Is the Bay Area the only region in the US to have three Int'l airports?

Who doesn't love an argument on semantics? At least in the context of SWF, it isn't semantics. There was a formal petition filed with IATA to incorporate SWF into the metropolitan definition of NYC. In the end, this petition was supported by the FAA, and in September 2015, SWF was adopted into the ...

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by iflyalexair
Thu Aug 03, 2017 2:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is the Bay Area the only region in the US to have three Int'l airports?
Replies: 89
Views: 12101

Re: Is the Bay Area the only region in the US to have three Int'l airports?

http://www.iata.org/publications/Pages/code-search.aspx
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greenair727 wrote:
iflyalexair wrote:
SWF is incorporated into the metropolitan area definition of NYC according to IATA.


Does IATA define metro areas? If so, where could I find this list? Thanks.


http://www.iata.org/publications/Pages/code-search.aspx

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by iflyalexair
Tue Aug 01, 2017 7:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is the Bay Area the only region in the US to have three Int'l airports?
Replies: 89
Views: 12101

Re: Is the Bay Area the only region in the US to have three Int'l airports?

SWF is incorporated into the metropolitan area definition of NYC according to IATA.

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by iflyalexair
Wed May 31, 2017 7:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian Announces PVD-FDF/PTP - Replacing BOS
Replies: 23
Views: 3850

Re: Norwegian Announces PVD-FDF/PTP - Replacing BOS

Isn't this is a lot for PVD to absorb considering Norwegian hasn't even started its service to PVD yet and they already have 9 nonstop destinations? How do they expect to fill these seats especially with no feeder traffic within the US, and especially with flights to places like BGO? I am intereste...

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by iflyalexair
Wed May 24, 2017 6:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Frontier to serve ISP-MCO
Replies: 17
Views: 2451

Re: Frontier to serve ISP-MCO

lesfalls wrote:
Interesting news. I wonder if they will try to attract passangers from NYC as the drive nor taking the train is that bad.


Probably not since EWR/JFK/LGA fares to MCO are already low. Not enough of a difference to make someone spend the time and money on the LIRR to get to ISP.

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by iflyalexair
Thu May 18, 2017 2:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: AA to end SABRE end of June
Replies: 98
Views: 18353

Re: Rumor: AA to end SABRE end of June

Compare Shares: Shift+R (PNR display pop up... fill in the blanks, tab to move through fields) Ctrl+ I (Itinerary key pad) F2? (delete segment pop up) Ctrl + A (availability pop up... fill in the blanks, tab to move through...) F# (sell segments) F12 (ER) Ctrl +T (Ticket options) F# reissue pop up....

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by iflyalexair
Wed May 17, 2017 7:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why is DL Operating a 757 on EWR-CDG?
Replies: 33
Views: 8847

Re: Why is DL Operating a 757 on EWR-CDG?

Delta has scaled up its operation at EWR over the years and operates out of one of the Terminal B rotundas all to itself. A bit surprised to see this route downgraded to a 757 even for time considered a bit slower during the year. Um, no. Delta has slowly decreased gauge across the board from EWR. ...

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by iflyalexair
Wed May 17, 2017 4:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: AA to end SABRE end of June
Replies: 98
Views: 18353

Re: Rumor: AA to end SABRE end of June

This is so sad to me. I worked for USAirways at the time of the HP merger. I remember when QIK on Sabre came as a way of familiarizing ourselves with QIK with the underlying res system that we knew already. Once we finally switched to shares, it was a mess. Sabre was far superior to shares for a lot...

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