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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: 14599

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: 142006

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: 142006

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: 142006

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: 7353

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: 245
Views: 35259

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: 23998

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: 23998

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: 1043

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: 10254

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: 5315

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: 13274

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: 6523

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: 8704

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: 7419

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: 15106

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: 25057

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: 8698

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: 8698

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: 8698

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: 8698

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: 8698

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: 8698

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: 8698

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: 8698

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: 21465

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: 7420

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: 7420

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: 7420

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: 5660

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: 5096

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: 22623

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: 20248

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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by LMFNINJA
Sat Mar 24, 2018 8:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Where will WestJet fly its 787's?
Replies: 61
Views: 20174

Re: Where will WestJet fly its 787's?

My speculation is YYZ - TLV. Canada and Israel signed a new air services agreement just this year to allow increased service. I believe there had to be some impetus for this action. Then again I was wrong once before. I hope you are right. Not enamoured of AC international service and LY flies YYZ-...

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by LMFNINJA
Sat Mar 24, 2018 7:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Brussels Airlines getting a 5th Belgian Icon livery
Replies: 15
Views: 4962

Re: Brussels Airlines getting a 5th Belgian Icon livery

Great livery. Really enjoy it.

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by LMFNINJA
Thu Mar 22, 2018 7:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: El Al Airlines posts deepening losses as market share shrinks
Replies: 47
Views: 6309

Re: El Al Airlines posts deepening losses as market share shrinks

EL AL is squarely aimed at the Jewish and Israeli (not the same thing) communities and is first and foremost concerned about security protocols. Service is pretty much average-to-bad, with tight seating and an outdated product, and sadly they are not a great ambassador to an otherwise very beautifu...

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by LMFNINJA
Thu Mar 22, 2018 7:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: El Al Airlines posts deepening losses as market share shrinks
Replies: 47
Views: 6309

Re: El Al Airlines posts deepening losses as market share shrinks

I am not sure El Al is an attractive option for those outside Israel, or non Jewish passengers. Honestly in many decades besides one person I have never known anyone to fly El Al that was not Israeli or Jewish. While Israel is certainly an interesting destination to visit and seeing increased arriv...

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by LMFNINJA
Thu Mar 22, 2018 6:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: El Al Airlines posts deepening losses as market share shrinks
Replies: 47
Views: 6309

Re: El Al Airlines posts deepening losses as market share shrinks

An Israeli carrier give up comfort? Sure! But, give up security? NEVER ! ! ! They can still offer increased security on the more premium El Al, but not on the LCC. Why should El Al stay out of the LCC party when they can grab some of the LCC market share they're going to lose without it? Sure the L...

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by LMFNINJA
Wed Mar 21, 2018 11:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 2 Fired United FAs awarded $800k+ (Possibly 1.5mil) From Jury
Replies: 66
Views: 9804

Re: 2 Fired United FAs awarded $800k+ (Possibly 1.5mil) From Jury

It seems that common sense and reasonable intelligence are in short supply at the management offices of UA.

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by LMFNINJA
Tue Mar 20, 2018 2:32 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Aircraft you are/ were always excited to fly on
Replies: 73
Views: 4559

Re: Aircraft you are/ were always excited to fly on

A380. Very comfortable and always look forward to flying on one. Been on AF A380 4x and enjoyed every minute of it.

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by LMFNINJA
Thu Mar 15, 2018 12:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA's newest gaffe: flew dog to NRT instead of MCI
Replies: 81
Views: 8594

Re: UA's newest gaffe: flew dog to NRT instead of MCI

Someone must have a voodoo doll with United's name on it and has been sticking pins in it.

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by LMFNINJA
Wed Mar 14, 2018 6:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA accused of wasting investor money
Replies: 48
Views: 7410

Re: AA accused of wasting investor money

This article is a biased piece basically saying to buy DL stock vs. AA stock, giving CAPEX as one of the reasons. The last line of the article says all you need to know (emphasis is mine): "Adam Levine-Weinberg owns shares of Delta Air Lines and Embraer." I think the truth is somewhere in...

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by LMFNINJA
Wed Mar 14, 2018 3:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What Has Oscar Munoz Accomplished During His Tenure At UA?
Replies: 68
Views: 8283

Re: What Has Oscar Munoz Accomplished During His Tenure At UA?

He has managed to piss off a lot of people during his tenure at UA. I find him to be an arrogant and incompetent fool esp. in the infamous Dr. David Dao incident. I find this comment ignorant . Munoz took the high road and took responsibility for something that was not his fault. The media chastise...

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by LMFNINJA
Wed Mar 14, 2018 1:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What Has Oscar Munoz Accomplished During His Tenure At UA?
Replies: 68
Views: 8283

Re: What Has Oscar Munoz Accomplished During His Tenure At UA?

He has managed to piss off a lot of people during his tenure at UA. I find him to be an arrogant and incompetent fool esp. in the infamous Dr. David Dao incident. Still leagues ahead of Jeff Smisek. I'm disappointed that United keeps getting worse even under Oscar's leadership, though. I agree that...

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by LMFNINJA
Wed Mar 14, 2018 12:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What Has Oscar Munoz Accomplished During His Tenure At UA?
Replies: 68
Views: 8283

Re: What Has Oscar Munoz Accomplished During His Tenure At UA?

He has managed to piss off a lot of people during his tenure at UA. I find him to be an arrogant and incompetent fool esp. in the infamous Dr. David Dao incident.

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by LMFNINJA
Wed Mar 07, 2018 3:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian Air Intl plans Canada launch on July 23, 2018
Replies: 97
Views: 14240

Re: Norwegian Air Intl plans Canada launch on July 23, 2018

I am curious to see if Norwegian's fares will be that much lower than Air Canada/Westjet/Transat. YYZ is an expensive airport from which to operate so I can't see the fares being as cheap as they are from Providence or Stewart. Hopefully I am wrong but I'm sure the Canadian airlines will fight Norwe...

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by LMFNINJA
Fri Mar 02, 2018 9:42 am
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: 22623

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

KarelXWB wrote:
INFINITI329 wrote:
I was really hoping Rouge would have been a failed experiment but unfortunately, it looks like Rouge is here to stay.


If I may ask, why is that? What is wrong with Rouge?


The seat pitch on the Rouge A319s are the worst I have ever been on and I am only 5'8". Incredibly uncomfortable.

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by LMFNINJA
Thu Feb 22, 2018 6:43 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: 22623

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

Happy to hear the E190s will be retired soon.Flew on them several times YYZ-LGA in the last year or so and they are shabby and depressing and ready for the Victorville scrapyard. I'll be sad to see them go. Don't know which E190s you've been on, but the ones I've been on were clean and perfect. The...

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