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by LMFNINJA
Wed May 27, 2020 10:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Austria's Lauda to close, be replaced with new Maltese unit
Replies: 190
Views: 25357

Re: Laudamotion closing its VIE base May 29th.

Good for the unions. The wages being offered were below the poverty line, with cabin crew expected to survive on just €850 a month. The wage was considered so low, the Austrian AMS reported the wage to the government as illegal. As an example of how low the wage on offer was, a supermarket employee...

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by LMFNINJA
Fri May 15, 2020 1:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: air canada / airtransat
Replies: 27
Views: 3860

Re: air canada / airtransat

Anything is better than Rouge. Undoubtedly the most hated Canadian airline.

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by LMFNINJA
Tue Apr 28, 2020 2:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KL Takes Into Account Possibility of AFKL Breakup
Replies: 208
Views: 23808

Re: KL Takes Into Account Possibility of AFKL Breakup

Slightly off topic, but touching on the apparent French willingness to do so. As a seasoned non-rev traveller, the difference in flying KL to AF is absolutely astounding. KL staff always try and bend over backwards to help you out, to get you where toU need to go, whereas AF staff are the complete ...

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by LMFNINJA
Sat Apr 25, 2020 3:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Mahan Air: IKA-LSP
Replies: 38
Views: 6505

Re: Mahan Air: IKA-LSP

As well known, Mahan are Govt /IIRG owned /Sponsored... Iran and Venezuela are very pally in terms of arms trading and all sorts of misdemeanours. Is LSP also a military field..? This route Iran-Venezuela has been flown by a few operators in the past.. Iran Air 74L, Conviasa 342, Mahan .? Believe t...

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by LMFNINJA
Sat Mar 21, 2020 3:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alitalia News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1464
Views: 350358

Re: Italy has nationalized Alitalia

Good luck to Alitalia. They will need it.

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by LMFNINJA
Thu Mar 12, 2020 1:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada Cancels 11 737 MAX, Oman Air & Air Lease Convert Some MAXs Into 787s
Replies: 53
Views: 11362

Re: Air Canada Cancels 11 737 MAX, Oman Air & Air Lease Convert Some MAXs Into 787s

cedarjet wrote:
ShamrockBoi330 wrote:
I do hope this opens the door at Air Canada for the rumoured a321Neo/a330Neo order!

Likewise — I don’t know what Air Canada we’re thinking, buying the MAX. ......


Very simple. Boeing made AC an offer they could not refuse. Very cheap price. But you get what you pay for.

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by LMFNINJA
Thu Mar 12, 2020 1:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020
Replies: 1143
Views: 183868

Re: TRUMP CANCELS ALL EUROPE TRAVEL FROM US EXCEPT FOR UK

On the plus side - an increase in demand for Air Canada flights? He can’t ban travel between Canada and continental Europe. I do not think that is a "plus" as Air Canada has a poor reputation in Canada. Mind you it is better than paddling across the North Atlantic but not that much better.

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by LMFNINJA
Sun Jan 05, 2020 2:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The WestJet Thread - 2020
Replies: 823
Views: 136957

Re: The WestJet Thread

[quote="WS7M8"]Things I'd like to see from WestJet in 2020:   3. Airbus 321XLRs. The one aircraft on the market that I believe could be a real game-changer for WestJet is the Airbus 321XLR. In a nutshell, it offers narrowbody CASM but widebody range. Depending on the configuration, it can ...

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by LMFNINJA
Sat Nov 23, 2019 9:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Tel Aviv aviation thread
Replies: 43
Views: 6452

Re: Tel aviv aviation thread

I hear Air India is beginning BOM-TLV now. Is this true? Why is Israel and India so close? I had a Israeli person on a flight to Brasil and he says to me that he feels welcome in India. What is the connection? Very simple.India and Israel have neighbouring Muslim countries who would be very happy i...

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by LMFNINJA
Mon Nov 04, 2019 10:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alitalia News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1464
Views: 350358

Re: Alitalia: why doesn't fail?

Ciao to all. As Italian, and living in Rome, i should not say this but after so many years of money thrown to the wind me, and all the Italian taxpayers, are really bothered of "Alitalia soap opera". Alitalia is struggling to survive since about 10 years; once Italia flag carrier, it was ...

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by LMFNINJA
Sun Nov 03, 2019 1:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: November 3, 2019. After 48 years; last ever El Al 747 flight
Replies: 47
Views: 8988

Re: November 3, 2019. After 48 years; last ever El Al 747 flight

Excellent post. Thank You for sharing the pictures and information with us. Cheers.

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by LMFNINJA
Sun Oct 13, 2019 10:00 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why are TATL breakfast in Y so minimal?
Replies: 70
Views: 13883

Re: Why are TATL breakfast in Y so minimal?

The most pathetic breakfast TATL has to be on Air Canada YYZ-CDG. You get a slice of banana bread. That's one of the reasons I detest AC economy class and avoid it on TATL.

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by LMFNINJA
Sun Oct 13, 2019 9:43 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: AC to improve inclusivity and stop using "Ladies and Gentlemen"
Replies: 138
Views: 31066

Re: AC to improve inclusivity and stop using "Ladies and Gentlemen"

AC should devote its energy to improving its terrible service in economy class instead of wasting time and money on politically correct nonsense.

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by LMFNINJA
Thu Oct 03, 2019 9:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Six El Al aircraft in Kiev - why?
Replies: 12
Views: 6639

Re: Six El Al aircraft in Kiev - why?

Hasidic pilgrimage. Ukraine is the birthplace of Orthodox Judaism, and followers flock to Uman. They celebrate Rosh Hashanah at the grave of the founder of Orthodox Judaism, who was quite adamant that his disciples do not mourn his death, but celebrate life at his grave. Rarely if ever have the aco...

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by LMFNINJA
Fri Apr 12, 2019 12:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Varadero Cuba (you’d think you’re in Canada!)
Replies: 61
Views: 15728

Re: Varadero Cuba (you’d think you’re in Canada!)

usdcaguy wrote:
What does Varadero have that Cancun or Punta Cana don’t?


Cheap authentic Cuban cigars!!!!!

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by LMFNINJA
Wed Apr 10, 2019 6:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: Jetblue Announces Flights to London from JFK and BOS from 2021
Replies: 947
Views: 150250

Re: Jetblue “Save the Date” All Hands - April 10

I find it interesting that JetBlue will fly to London before Toronto, Montreal or Vancouver. I heard JetBlue says airport fees in Canada are too high yet they will fly to London where they are even higher!? I pray for a Canadian expansion after this announcement! I would like them to fly to YYZ but...

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by LMFNINJA
Wed Apr 10, 2019 6:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: Jetblue Announces Flights to London from JFK and BOS from 2021
Replies: 947
Views: 150250

Re: Jetblue “Save the Date” All Hands - April 10

LMFNINJA wrote:
winginit wrote:
As if we need any more evidence that the announcement is a London one, their official twitter account just used the UK spelling of 'colour'.

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And the UK spelling of apologise ( no zed/zee) lol.

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by LMFNINJA
Wed Apr 10, 2019 6:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: Jetblue Announces Flights to London from JFK and BOS from 2021
Replies: 947
Views: 150250

Re: Jetblue “Save the Date” All Hands - April 10

winginit wrote:
As if we need any more evidence that the announcement is a London one, their official twitter account just used the UK spelling of 'colour'.

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And the UK spelling of apologise ( no zed/zee) lol.

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by LMFNINJA
Fri Mar 01, 2019 2:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LY plans to start ORD - TLV non stop in 2020
Replies: 49
Views: 8119

Re: Chicago ORD El Al LY TLV 2020 New Route

That would be accurate. Not sure why it's surprising there is "still" no Israel-Texas service. Not much of a market from Chicago, either. How do you figure that? Chicago has the 4th largest Jewish population in the US, and there are sizeable communities in CLE, STL, DTW, MSP that are ripe...

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by LMFNINJA
Tue Jan 22, 2019 1:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Toronto Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 263
Views: 40980

Re: Toronto Aviation Thread - 2019

TK may be next with the Dreamliners. Not a chance, unless the government grants more frequency rights to TK. They currently fly 6 weekly to YYZ and 3 weekly to YUL. IST-YYZ is one of the highest load factor routes in TK's network, so they fly their largest equipment (77W) to YYZ. TK has shown inter...

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by LMFNINJA
Sun Jan 06, 2019 8:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 'We've just grown too big, too fast:' - WestJet's CEO
Replies: 98
Views: 24661

Re: 'We've just grown too big, too fast:' - WestJet's CEO

Your assertion "The vast majority of foreign carriers that fly into YYZ, YVR, YUL and YYC dont send First class equipped aircraft. They rather send them down to the States" is ludicrous. The major Canadian centres such as YVR, YYZ YUL see state of the art aircraft from the major foreign c...

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by LMFNINJA
Sun Jan 06, 2019 12:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 'We've just grown too big, too fast:' - WestJet's CEO
Replies: 98
Views: 24661

Re: 'We've just grown too big, too fast:' - WestJet's CEO

That’s the trouble with YUL. It’s highly seasonal unless your the dominant carrier. It is a fortress. For the others there is money to be made, just not year round. All of Canada is highly seasonal. Period. Same thing for yields. Canada in general isn't high yielding. The vast majority of foreign c...

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by LMFNINJA
Mon Dec 31, 2018 10:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France increases Toronto and reduces Nigeria in S19
Replies: 2
Views: 1081

Re: Air France increases Toronto and reduces Nigeria in S19

Good news for YYZ. I know AF was using a 787-9 on the route a while ago.
Compare it to the frequency from YUL. Three 777-300ERs daily during the summer season. That is a lot of capacity.

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by LMFNINJA
Mon Dec 10, 2018 7:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LY Announces TLV-LAS
Replies: 57
Views: 10874

Re: LY Announces TLV-LAS

Ok everyone how about a little less conspiracy theory and a little more aviation info. <eyeroll> The incentive is offered by the Israeli MOT to any carrier inaugurating a route not currently served from TLV. The reason they are likely launching LAS before ORD is that they needed a city where a sing...

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by LMFNINJA
Thu Oct 25, 2018 3:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Goose Bay YYR Diversions
Replies: 21
Views: 5641

Re: Goose Bay YYR Diversions

Great pics and information about Goose Bay. I appreciate your effort. Cheers.

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by LMFNINJA
Thu Aug 23, 2018 7:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA drops Tehran from 23 September 2018
Replies: 140
Views: 13952

Re: BA drops Tehran from 23 September 2018

SCQ83 wrote:
BA should deploy that capacity in friendly, progressive and peaceful countries and cities in the region like TLV, JED or RUH.


An ignorant barb about TLV. I wouldn't be surprised if you have never visited that city.

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by LMFNINJA
Thu Aug 02, 2018 8:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Swoop Announces 7 Canada-US Routes
Replies: 33
Views: 6633

Re: Swoop Announces 7 Canada-US Routes

Las Vegas to Hamilton is a good route for those living in or outside Toronto provided the fares are significantly cheaper than Westjet mainline and AC Rouge.

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by LMFNINJA
Wed Jul 18, 2018 6:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Level's operational issues left 800 passengers stranded in YUL
Replies: 38
Views: 8873

Level Strands Passengers in Montreal

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/montreal/travellers-stranded-for-days-at-trudeau-airport-after-new-discount-airline-cancels-flights-1.4749443 Apparently hundreds of passengers are stranded at Montreal's Trudeau airport. Not good publicity for Willie Walsh and IAG. Funny thing is that I was going to t...

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by LMFNINJA
Sun Jun 03, 2018 2:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dog found dead after cross-country DL flight
Replies: 84
Views: 7655

Re: It Appears That DL Kills Dogs, Too,

Your thread title is misleading, sensationalist and without merit. Most of us who have worked or still work in this industry have pets. 99.9% of us would never do anything to harm someone else's animal. Some pets just cannot cope with being in the hold. Over 500,000 pets traveled and 24 died? Reall...

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by LMFNINJA
Mon May 28, 2018 2:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Baltic orders 30 CS300 + 30 Options/Purchase Rights
Replies: 79
Views: 15460

Re: Air Baltic orders 30 CS300 + 30 Options/Purchase Rights

Congrats BBD, Airbus and Air Baltic. Good news for everyone concerned save and except Boeing lol.

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by LMFNINJA
Sat May 19, 2018 6:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines makes big adjustments in onboard food and beverage
Replies: 142
Views: 25988

Re: United Airlines makes big adjustments in onboard food and beverage

Now the premium meal cuts are reversed: We want our customers to know that we value and appreciate them and that we’re listening. Our customers told us that they were not happy about the menu modifications so we made the decision to reverse the changes and return our meal service to our previous of...

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by LMFNINJA
Fri May 11, 2018 7:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: University professor claims: Bombardier trying to sell CRJ900 to Iran despite US sanctions
Replies: 65
Views: 9075

Re: Bombardier trying to sell CRJ900 to Iran despite US sanctions

Bombadier is just doing this to spite the USA and cower to the lefties. If the Canadian government does not put a immediate stop to this and honor Trumps sanctions than the US should IMMEDIATELY cut all trade with Canada. PERIOD! Never going to happen. Trade between Canada and USA is inextricably l...

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by LMFNINJA
Fri May 11, 2018 7:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: University professor claims: Bombardier trying to sell CRJ900 to Iran despite US sanctions
Replies: 65
Views: 9075

Re: Bombardier trying to sell CRJ900 to Iran despite US sanctions

Then perhaps you can explain that to people of the Bahai faith in Iran whose members have been murdered by the regime, or to families of students killed while demonstrating in the streets of Tehran who or the families of children hung by the Iranian regime that these are "normal" occurren...

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by LMFNINJA
Fri May 11, 2018 7:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: University professor claims: Bombardier trying to sell CRJ900 to Iran despite US sanctions
Replies: 65
Views: 9075

Re: Bombardier trying to sell CRJ900 to Iran despite US sanctions

Godwin'd Then perhaps you can explain that to people of the Bahai faith in Iran whose members have been murdered by the regime, or to families of students killed while demonstrating in the streets of Tehran who or the families of children hung by the Iranian regime that these are "normal"...

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by LMFNINJA
Fri May 11, 2018 11:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: University professor claims: Bombardier trying to sell CRJ900 to Iran despite US sanctions
Replies: 65
Views: 9075

Re: Bombardier trying to sell CRJ900 to Iran despite US sanctions

The states has managed to alienate pretty much every country in the world except Saudi/Israel/maybe Russia. Nasty stuff but I guess that's what the voters want. The US is far from alienated. Contrary to the particularly left bent on this website, This website has by far the most right-wing posts I ...

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by LMFNINJA
Fri May 11, 2018 11:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: University professor claims: Bombardier trying to sell CRJ900 to Iran despite US sanctions
Replies: 65
Views: 9075

Re: Bombardier trying to sell CRJ900 to Iran despite US sanctions

The USA disqualified themselves to be taken serious from any international partner. They have a clown running the country and the clown managed to break a multinational contract which all major countries, the EU and Iran agreed on. From now on I guess the US will just be ignored until Trump is gone...

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by LMFNINJA
Fri May 11, 2018 11:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: University professor claims: Bombardier trying to sell CRJ900 to Iran despite US sanctions
Replies: 65
Views: 9075

Re: Bombardier trying to sell CRJ900 to Iran despite US sanctions

The states has managed to alienate pretty much every country in the world except Saudi/Israel/maybe Russia. Nasty stuff but I guess that's what the voters want. The US is far from alienated. Contrary to the particularly left bent on this website, the US is earning back some needed respect. We’ve be...

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by LMFNINJA
Fri May 11, 2018 11:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: University professor claims: Bombardier trying to sell CRJ900 to Iran despite US sanctions
Replies: 65
Views: 9075

Re: Bombardier trying to sell CRJ900 to Iran despite US sanctions

Is that such a bad development? Would you trust these European countries who are obsessed with increasing trade with Iran?. History has shown that many European countries will do anything - including sacrificing one of their own (Czechoslovakia 1938)- in order to pursue their own interests. And the...

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by LMFNINJA
Fri May 11, 2018 10:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: University professor claims: Bombardier trying to sell CRJ900 to Iran despite US sanctions
Replies: 65
Views: 9075

Re: Bombardier trying to sell CRJ900 to Iran despite US sanctions

The states has managed to alienate pretty much every country in the world except Saudi/Israel/maybe Russia. Nasty stuff but I guess that's what the voters want. Is that such a bad development? Would you trust these European countries who are obsessed with increasing trade with Iran?. History has sh...

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by LMFNINJA
Wed Apr 25, 2018 5:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus considering re-branding CSeries as A200
Replies: 129
Views: 21989

Re: Airbus considering re-branding CSeries as A200

That is absurd.

It will always be the CSeries at least in my mind.

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by LMFNINJA
Sun Apr 08, 2018 11:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS Asks Family of Boy With Down's Syndrome to Deplane
Replies: 50
Views: 7580

Re: AS Asks Family of Boy With Down's Syndrome to Deplane

To the contrary, this woman is/was an opportunistic player in this unfortunate incident and deserves the callout. You overlooked the substance of my post. It is that third year law students are NOT "conditioned to point the finger at others for every inconvenience in life". It is an ignor...

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by LMFNINJA
Sun Apr 08, 2018 8:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS Asks Family of Boy With Down's Syndrome to Deplane
Replies: 50
Views: 7580

Re: AS Asks Family of Boy With Down's Syndrome to Deplane

The sister is a third year law student. She's been conditioned to point the finger at others for every inconvenience in life. I once flew on Alaska Air flight from Cancun to Los Angeles. A gentleman across from me was complaining about eye pressure from recent surgery he just had. He was asked to d...

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by LMFNINJA
Sun Apr 08, 2018 6:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS Asks Family of Boy With Down's Syndrome to Deplane
Replies: 50
Views: 7580

Re: AS Asks Family of Boy With Down's Syndrome to Deplane

The sister is a third year law student. She's been conditioned to point the finger at others for every inconvenience in life. I once flew on Alaska Air flight from Cancun to Los Angeles. A gentleman across from me was complaining about eye pressure from recent surgery he just had. He was asked to d...

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by LMFNINJA
Sat Mar 31, 2018 12:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cathay Pacific ends skirts-only rule for female staff
Replies: 62
Views: 5912

Re: Cathay Pacific ends skirts-only rule for female staff

I applaud them on finally coming into the 21st century where women can look polished and professional in pants or a skirt. They should move a bit quicker implementing a pant option, though. Disagree wholeheartedly. Nothing "polished and professional" about a woman in pants. Pants are for ...

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by LMFNINJA
Thu Mar 29, 2018 7:02 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Norwegian strands passengers at LGW for 24 hours
Replies: 38
Views: 5224

Re: Norwegian strands passengers at LGW for 24 hours

I am very disappointed that Norwegian acted in this indifferent,unprofessional and incompetent manner. And some people on this forum who trivialize the hardship and inconvenience that the passengers suffered would be the first ones to scream that their rights were being abused. I know I would be ver...

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by LMFNINJA
Tue Mar 27, 2018 3:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated Air Canada fleet plan calls for accelerated phase out of E190s, 767s to exit by the end of 2019
Replies: 119
Views: 23246

Re: Updated Air Canada fleet planes calls for accelerated phase out of E190s, 767s to exit by the end of 2019

Rouge 319's are a crime against humanity, and fares are no lower than mainline. That's what's wrong with Rouge. It saddens me to see anyone celebrate the departure of the E90's whose 2x2 seating is quite lovely in comparison. Flew on a Rouge A319 from YYZ-LAS. Worst flight ever. No legroom and I am...

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by LMFNINJA
Tue Mar 27, 2018 1:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 10 Air France unions plans strike
Replies: 152
Views: 20870

Re: 10 Air France unions plans strike

I wish the Air France unions good luck in their negotiations with the airline. I have flown Air France trans-Atlantic numerous times from YUL and JFK and several times domestically in France. Their staff is very friendly, professional and helpful and is certainly much better than Air Canada's (Sorry...

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