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by ual763
Mon Aug 19, 2019 8:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LGB files criminal charges against Mesa Airlines for noise violations
Replies: 104
Views: 9547

Re: LGB files criminal charges against Mesa Airlines for noise violations

What did these people do when McDouglas was there? They still throw a sh*tfit every time a DC-8, MD-80, DC-10, C-17 flew over? Wth changed in the last 15 years?

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by ual763
Tue Aug 13, 2019 12:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA gets permanent injunction against mechanics union
Replies: 83
Views: 8889

Re: AA gets permanent injunction against mechanics union

I worked a lower level management position at AA and it is a nightmare. The airline thrives putting employee groups against each other. Cannot thank my current airline for hiring me away. My brother still is at AA and nothing changed..guilty till proven innocent. Amon Carter blvd is in my rear view...

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by ual763
Mon Aug 12, 2019 2:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Drunk FA fired (UA Express, ORD-SBN)
Replies: 62
Views: 10380

Re: Drunk FA fired (UA Express, ORD-SBN)

I just find it interesting that if the pax "feared for their lives" why didn't anyone react to their "fear" in time for something proactive to be done about it. No one said anything to anyone before the flight took off, or notified the pilot in-flight. If he had spoken up then h...

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by ual763
Sat Aug 10, 2019 3:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Drunk FA fired (UA Express, ORD-SBN)
Replies: 62
Views: 10380

Re: Drunk FA fired (UA Express, ORD-SBN)

How much does a high-end breathalyzer cost, and why is it not routine for every flight crew member to take a breathalyzer test before boarding the flight, as a part of the flight briefing / preparation process. I wonder whether there is a potential downside in that if a number is specified for the ...

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by ual763
Sat Aug 10, 2019 3:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Drunk FA fired (UA Express, ORD-SBN)
Replies: 62
Views: 10380

Re: Drunk FA fired (UA Express, ORD-SBN)

Obviously, the passengers are the most at fault when a series of professionals failed to prevent this from happening. Yeah... They were. You don’t get to play the “my life was in SOO much danger” card after the fact, when you knew full well about the danger and could have rid yourself of it before ...

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by ual763
Sat Aug 10, 2019 1:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Drunk FA fired (UA Express, ORD-SBN)
Replies: 62
Views: 10380

Re: Drunk FA fired (UA Express, ORD-SBN)

While she should absolutely be fired, and the pilots should also receive additional “training” on the matter, I do find it quite funny that the passenger denied the rather generous offer from United. Concerned about his safety? My ass! He’s just looking for a handout along with everyone else that n...

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by ual763
Sat Aug 10, 2019 2:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Drunk FA fired (UA Express, ORD-SBN)
Replies: 62
Views: 10380

Re: Drunk FA fired (UA Express, ORD-SBN)

While she should absolutely be fired, and the pilots should also receive additional “training” on the matter, I do find it quite funny that the passenger denied the rather generous offer from United. Concerned about his safety? My ass! He’s just looking for a handout along with everyone else that no...

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by ual763
Thu Aug 08, 2019 12:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 720
Views: 115608

Re: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2019

The Points Guy just put out his ranking of the 50 major US airports and Chicago airports, of course, figure: O'Hare comes in 30th and MDW is dead last. https://thepointsguy.com/news/tpg-best-and-worst-airports-of-2019/ I found his ratings buck the usual dogma in some instances - DEN and DTW did wor...

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by ual763
Sun Aug 04, 2019 9:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Thomas Cook Airlines Selling Discussion Thread
Replies: 273
Views: 40959

Re: Future of Condor

If EasyJet or Lufthansa buy Conder I’m convinced it would be the end of the name. Lufthansa would probably just merge the airline into Eurowings and easyjet would just takeover the European operations and have no interest in the intercontinental operations. Personally, I think it would be the other...

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by ual763
Sun Aug 04, 2019 2:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Thomas Cook Airlines Selling Discussion Thread
Replies: 273
Views: 40959

Re: Future of Condor

Last I've heard is that EasyJet has shown interest in taking over Condor, at least the short haul part of it. What would happen to the long haul part is uncertain as EasyJet doesn't want to have that. Another possibility, although unlikely, is for Condor to be taken over by Ryanair and merged with ...

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by ual763
Sun Aug 04, 2019 1:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Thomas Cook Airlines Selling Discussion Thread
Replies: 273
Views: 40959

Future of Condor

It’s been a while since weave heard any news about Condor. Has there been any progress in Thomas Cook finding a buyer for Condor? I knew Lufthansa was regarded as the front-runner, but now it seems their recent losses may put a damper on that plan. It would be really sad for me to see Condor go away...

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by ual763
Sun Aug 04, 2019 1:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United pilots arrested at Glasgow Airport before boarding US flight
Replies: 133
Views: 22331

Re: United pilots arrested at Glasgow Airport before boarding US flight

I think in the training of pilots from day 1 and update training in their careers, there must be random testing for alcohol and drugs as well as clear instruction to discourage alcohol use overall and in particular during 'layovers'. It is sad that just a few will make it more difficult to someone ...

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by ual763
Fri Aug 02, 2019 1:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL closing NRT. Suspends NRT-SIN, Announces ICN-MNL
Replies: 266
Views: 41933

Re: Unconfirmed: DL closing NRT. Suspends NRT-SIN, Announces ICN-MNL

How long will seven flights to HND last on DL? They said in the past that NRT yields were challenging with no alliance feed, so I’m not sure how HND would be different. HND is the preferred airport but seven flights is a lot. Are there any other international non SkyTeam hub cities with that much D...

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by ual763
Mon Jul 29, 2019 6:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA ORD Ground Stop 7-29-2019
Replies: 27
Views: 6037

Re: AA ORD Ground Stop 7-29-2019

Some intl. flights have also diverted to MKE

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by ual763
Fri Jul 26, 2019 1:03 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: UA 78J reliability
Replies: 8
Views: 1632

Re: UA 78J reliability

FlyHPN wrote:
ual763 wrote:
I have copies of the dispatch releases (which include deferred items/MELs/etc.) for each flight.

Are those publicly available?


No, I got them after the flights from the flightcrew.

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by ual763
Thu Jul 25, 2019 1:29 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: UA 78J reliability
Replies: 8
Views: 1632

Re: UA 78J reliability

It’s completely normal. I was on the inaugural B77W flight and also the inaugural B78J flight for United. I have copies of the dispatch releases (which include deferred items/MELs/etc.) for each flight. You would be surprised at how many discrepancies each aircraft has or has had before even the ina...

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by ual763
Mon Jul 22, 2019 1:40 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Will the United States invade Iran?
Replies: 98
Views: 5176

Re: Will the United States invade Iran?

Please explain how imposing sanctions on Iran is not a hostile act towards Iran. And how about you explain to us the reasons those sanctions were imposed and how that is not a hostile act towards the Western World? The US didn’t start this. Iran did... We had an agreement with Iran in the form of t...

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by ual763
Mon Jul 22, 2019 12:14 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Will Trump get primaried or will the GOP continue to lose grip on core values?
Replies: 186
Views: 8094

Re: Will Trump get primaried or will the GOP continue to lose grip on core values?

Would you say presidents get reelected on their job performance, or on similar premises as when they first got elected ? I don't know what would be better for Trump, but keep in mind he didn't win by much. He can have 99% support and better numbers in states he won easily, he only needs to lose a f...

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by ual763
Sun Jul 21, 2019 11:25 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Will the United States invade Iran?
Replies: 98
Views: 5176

Re: Will the United States invade Iran?

Gotta love the ignorance on this board towards Isreal. Seems the Israel haters and Palestinian apologists love to point out all the events that occurred after 1947 and use it to persecute the modern state of Israel, but conveniently ignore the history of Israel and the Jewish people prior to 1947 as...

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by ual763
Sun Jul 21, 2019 11:03 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Will the United States invade Iran?
Replies: 98
Views: 5176

Re: Will the United States invade Iran?

This "attack" was a response to the British "attack" on an Iranian oil tanker two weeks ago. See https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-48865030 Apparently the EU claims the right to prevent Iranian oil from reaching Syria through the Strait of Gibraltar. Is is then a surprise that, in res...

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by ual763
Sun Jul 21, 2019 11:00 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Will the United States invade Iran?
Replies: 98
Views: 5176

Re: Will the United States invade Iran?

The Israelis have shown quite a bit of restraint. Yeah, they only steal land from people who can’t fight back. :sarcastic: Just casually ignore the fact that Israel is protecting it’s people from the Palestinian govt. lobbing bombs/missiles at Israeli citizens and the countless other terror attacks...

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by ual763
Sat Jul 20, 2019 3:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM getting bad press over breastfeeding
Replies: 104
Views: 7547

Re: KLM getting bad press over breastfeeding

Which is a BS excuse since Lufthansa and pretty much every other airline offers special meals for dietary restrictions and for religious reasons. I have always found it absolutely awful that the only sausage you will ever find on a Lufthansa flight are those nasty chicken sausages. Can’t imagine th...

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by ual763
Sat Jul 20, 2019 2:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM getting bad press over breastfeeding
Replies: 104
Views: 7547

Re: KLM getting bad press over breastfeeding

Not all cultures are as open as yours. So it's rather arrogant for you to demand others to accede to your beliefs now isn't it. But here we’re talking about the Dutch national airline. KLM doesn’t even deny this should be fine according to Dutch culture, but somehow gives prevalence to people from ...

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by ual763
Sat Jul 20, 2019 2:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM getting bad press over breastfeeding
Replies: 104
Views: 7547

Re: KLM getting bad press over breastfeeding

I see nothing wrong with asking them to cover up. “Oh, but it is natural.” Well, guess what? Pissing is also a natural thing to do as well. Should I be allowed to just whip out a Lil’ John and piss into it while sitting next to fellow passengers? I think most rational minded people would say no. Ple...

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by ual763
Tue Jul 16, 2019 1:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA at FRA
Replies: 21
Views: 4553

Re: UA at FRA

And Frankfurt is a popular destination too. It is the nearest airport to Mainz, Heidelberg, and also the most scenic portion of the Rhine river valley south of Koblenz. But, obviously, the city itself isn’t a huge draw for tourists as it was rebuilt in the modern style rather than the old. I’d ventu...

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by ual763
Tue Jul 16, 2019 1:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA at FRA
Replies: 21
Views: 4553

Re: UA at FRA

Compared to Britain and France, Germany is much more decentralized so a lot of corporate headquarters are based in the FRA area (same as MUC). That is why there are so few transatlantic flights to Berlin and so many in FRA and MUC. In an alternative history where things such as the Third Reich, the...

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by ual763
Sun Jul 14, 2019 6:06 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Planned storming of Area 51 9/20
Replies: 83
Views: 6225

Re: Planned storming of Area 51 9/20

You are probably right regarding the number as I just pulled that out of my butt. Regardless it's meaningless at the end. No one will be storming the perimeter of A51 without deadly consequences being invoked. Some of these camo dudes probably lay away at night dreaming of stuff like this while the...

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by ual763
Sun Jul 14, 2019 6:00 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Planned storming of Area 51 9/20
Replies: 83
Views: 6225

Re: Planned storming of Area 51 9/20

I always found it funny how Americans think they live in the "land of the free" but there are huge stretches of landscape they are not allowed to walk into or even see. I'm glad I live in a country where in theory I can freely move everywhere, even if it's private property, with very few ...

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by ual763
Tue Jul 09, 2019 8:06 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: UA EWR-NAP and EWR-PRG, Performance
Replies: 32
Views: 6655

Re: UA EWR-NAP and EWR-PRG, Performance

You guys do realize that ORD will NEVER see even seasonal service to a European city that isn’t already year round from EWR? Well considering Chicago has the largest populations of Norwegians (and also Swedes I think) outside of Oslo and Stockholm respectively, the market is there. Not to mention, ...

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by ual763
Tue Jul 09, 2019 4:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 720
Views: 115608

Re: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2019

FWIW, a very early exterior model of the SOM concourse. Again, StudioORD is now supposed to be in charge of "tone and palette" and the designs will be made "compatible". https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/U4Y-cjEswVu0gHCwFi4b4LdfIi4=/0x0:4280x2802/920x613/filters:focal(2564x467:324...

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by ual763
Tue Jul 09, 2019 2:06 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: UA EWR-NAP and EWR-PRG, Performance
Replies: 32
Views: 6655

Re: UA EWR-NAP and EWR-PRG, Performance

You guys do realize that ORD will NEVER see even seasonal service to a European city that isn’t already year round from EWR? Well considering Chicago has the largest populations of Norwegians (and also Swedes I think) outside of Oslo and Stockholm respectively, the market is there. Not to mention, ...

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by ual763
Tue Jul 09, 2019 1:37 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: UA EWR-NAP and EWR-PRG, Performance
Replies: 32
Views: 6655

Re: UA EWR-NAP and EWR-PRG, Performance

Would love to see them come back to OSL.... From ORD I'd be more down with ORD-ARN on UA since AA operated it for years on a 762ER / 763ER. Especially since UA's EWR-ARN is now seasonal on a 757. You guys do realize that ORD will NEVER see even seasonal service to a European city that isn’t already...

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by ual763
Tue Jul 09, 2019 1:35 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: UA EWR-NAP and EWR-PRG, Performance
Replies: 32
Views: 6655

Re: UA EWR-NAP and EWR-PRG, Performance

Would love to see them come back to OSL.... From ORD

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by ual763
Mon Jul 08, 2019 8:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 720
Views: 115608

Re: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2019

The wooded enclaves remind me of the enclaves at EDDH Hamburg airport. Hopefully these will be real trees.

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by ual763
Mon Jul 08, 2019 8:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 720
Views: 115608

Re: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2019

The CDA just announced a few minutes ago that Skidmore, Owings, & Merril has been selected to design the satellite concourses.

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by ual763
Fri Jul 05, 2019 5:53 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump brings in tanks for 4th of July celebration in Washington DC
Replies: 159
Views: 7864

Re: Trump brings in tanks for 4th of July celebration in Washington DC

It was one slip of the tongue in an hour long speech that many are hailing as one of his best ever. Instead of hyper-focusing on semantics, many here and in the media would do themselves good to focus on the incredibly uplifting, powerful, and unifying message this speech actually brought. This was ...

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by ual763
Fri Jul 05, 2019 1:03 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump brings in tanks for 4th of July celebration in Washington DC
Replies: 159
Views: 7864

Re: Trump brings in tanks for 4th of July celebration in Washington DC

Sadly, some Left Wing Nut Case decided to burn an American Flag in front of the White House as a protest against President Trump. Between the Secret Service, and some Trump supporters, he got into a lot of trouble. Although I despise Trump before and since he became and as President, I cannot suppo...

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by ual763
Thu Jul 04, 2019 5:51 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Organisers of a 'Straight Pride' event have called in the bomb squad over glitter
Replies: 18
Views: 1415

Re: Organisers of a 'Straight Pride' event have called in the bomb squad over glitter

As we've seen with recent "milkshaking" incidents where the milkshakes contained highly caustic quick-drying cement, sometimes things aren't what they appear to be and the prudent choice would be to make sure that the glitter is indeed all glitter and only glitter. Except the " highl...

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by ual763
Thu Jul 04, 2019 5:00 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump brings in tanks for 4th of July celebration in Washington DC
Replies: 159
Views: 7864

Re: Trump brings in tanks for 4th of July celebration in Washington DC

I always thought Independence Day was about celebrating what makes America great and our history and who we are as a nation. Not about one person. It was not ONLY George Washington who defeated the British. It was not ONLY Abraham Lincoln who defeated the traitorous South. It was not ONLY Eisenhowe...

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by ual763
Thu Jul 04, 2019 4:58 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Antifa Violence
Replies: 167
Views: 14406

Re: Antifa Violence

You need to realize that the United States has become more polarized by 24 hour news programs on both sides of the aisle that promote agendas. You also need to realize that .0001% of liberals march violently with garbage pales and sticks toward the .0001% of conservatives that’s associate with the ...

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by ual763
Thu Jul 04, 2019 4:49 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Organisers of a 'Straight Pride' event have called in the bomb squad over glitter
Replies: 18
Views: 1415

Re: Organisers of a 'Straight Pride' event have called in the bomb squad over glitter

I’d like to see what you all would have done if you had received a strange anonymous envelope in which you could feel/hear a strange substance through the envelope? It’s all fun and games to you idiots until someone actually gets hurt or killed.

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by ual763
Wed Jul 03, 2019 6:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DCA to close for July 4th Celebration
Replies: 116
Views: 13514

Re: DCA to close for July 4th Celebration

I am sure they worked on this for months now and that airlines were informed in advance. I am sure many of them have removed flights from the booking systems or have simply re-scheduled them. I don't think it's safe to assume this was planned months in advance. For one, Trump can't keep a secret. S...

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by ual763
Wed Jul 03, 2019 2:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DCA to close for July 4th Celebration
Replies: 116
Views: 13514

Re: DCA to close for July 4th Celebration

I’ve flown in and out of DCA on July 4 a number of times. It’s not as busy as the average weekday but it’s busier than a Sunday. To all the people who aren’t from here, telling us to suck it up, or telling us that it’s no big deal, shhhhhh. Listen. We might have a better understanding of the situat...

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by ual763
Wed Jul 03, 2019 1:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DCA to close for July 4th Celebration
Replies: 116
Views: 13514

Re: DCA to close for July 4th Celebration

dcaproducer wrote:
n92r03 wrote:
Anyone have factual info on what aircraft will be in the flyover? Keyword is factual.


AF1 and the Blue Angels. That’s what’s being reported here in DC.


And an F35 demonstration

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by ual763
Tue Jul 02, 2019 10:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DCA to close for July 4th Celebration
Replies: 116
Views: 13514

Re: DCA to close for July 4th Celebration

Gotta love how everyone is saying we won’t make his political, yet in their replies, they literally make it political by their choice of words... But anyways, the flyovers/speech/fireworks have been announced for a while now. I’m sure the airlines/airports/atc knew before now. It is just hitting the...

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by ual763
Mon Jul 01, 2019 7:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Disney launching their own airline?
Replies: 168
Views: 23951

Re: Disney launching their own airline?

This could actually be one of the few instances where an airline such as Disney could charge $100-$200 more than their competition (US3, SWA, B6, etc.) and people would gladly pay it, especially if packaged together with everything else. Talk about a gold mine for Disney.

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by ual763
Mon Jul 01, 2019 7:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Disney launching their own airline?
Replies: 168
Views: 23951

Re: Disney launching their own airline?

Keep in mind, most problems come from misconnects. This would not be a connecting airline. All direct P2P flights. If anyone could make it work, it would be Disney. I could eventually see charters from the UK being very successful on Disney Airlines with the number of British tourists to Disney.

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by ual763
Sat Jun 29, 2019 1:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EU warns US that any action against Air Italy would constitute a violation of the US-EU Air Transport Agreement
Replies: 44
Views: 9455

Re: EU warns US that any action against Air Italy would constitute a violation of the US-EU Air Transport Agreement

Well, I’d for one like to call the EU’s bluff. Will be interesting to see how this all plays out. As someone else said above, the biggest losers would be the EU airlines, and consequently, the EU itself. So, if they want to shoot themselves, and all the actual EU airlines in the foot, in order to pr...

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by ual763
Thu Jun 20, 2019 7:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Announcing Something Tomorrow (Space Theme)
Replies: 100
Views: 18322

Re: United Announcing Something Big Tomorrow (Space Theme)

IAH-PVG or another int’l add or announcing Terminal B North Renovations? How would either of those have anything to do with Space and why would they announce it in Chicago if thats what was being thought? Well, Houston is in the same time zone as Chicago. I should have mentioned Central time rather...

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by ual763
Thu Jun 20, 2019 7:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Announcing Something Tomorrow (Space Theme)
Replies: 100
Views: 18322

Re: United Announcing Something Big Tomorrow (Space Theme)

United is already at its scope limit with 255 E170/75, and the 175s are relatively new. The CR7s are being replaced by 175SC and are being STC'ed into CRJ-550s to step into the 50-seat role. To unlock scope, United would have to order a new small narrowbody, and I don't think the SpaceJet/M100 fits...

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