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by ual763
Fri Sep 21, 2018 2:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Int'l Terminal at MKE - Who will use it?
Replies: 11
Views: 1648

Re: New Int'l Terminal at MKE - Who will use it?

Seeing as AC uses the preclear facility at YYZ I would bet that they stay in concourse C. Yeah, I was just on this flight last month. As long as Canadian airports have US pre-check facilities, Air Canada will continue using the domestic terminals. There’d be no point in them using the intl. termina...

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by ual763
Thu Sep 20, 2018 7:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Int'l Terminal at MKE - Who will use it?
Replies: 11
Views: 1648

Re: New Int'l Terminal at MKEWN- Who will use it?

klm617 wrote:
I still think that MKE is a good candidate for a flight to Europe on an A321, 737 or 757. Let's face it if SWF works for NYC and PVD works for BOS than surely MKE can do the same for ORD.


I still maintain that MKE could sustain a seasonal Condor 767 to Germany!

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by ual763
Thu Sep 20, 2018 7:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flight attendant "fired" for Marriage Proposal
Replies: 52
Views: 8157

Re: Flight attendant "fired" for Marriage Proposal

Apparently China Eastern's twitter page has exploded over this! I thought Twitter was banned in China? Unfortunately, much of their domestic customer base will probably never know about this. I was taking a look at what is banned in 2018 in China, and it is basically everything; the list is ever in...

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by ual763
Thu Sep 20, 2018 6:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flight attendant "fired" for Marriage Proposal
Replies: 52
Views: 8157

Re: Flight attendant "fired" for Marriage Proposal

itisi wrote:
ual763 wrote:
That’s what you get in a Communist state. Neglecting safety, my ass.


Got to love a great uneducated comment :banghead:


Exactly what was uneducated about it? Are trhey a communist state? Yes. Was she neglecting safety? No.

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by ual763
Thu Sep 20, 2018 4:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago Aviation News - 2018
Replies: 1064
Views: 104391

Re: Chicago Aviation News - 2018

Saw this while going through twitter today! New routes are always welcome!

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by ual763
Thu Sep 20, 2018 3:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flight attendant "fired" for Marriage Proposal
Replies: 52
Views: 8157

Re: Flight attendant "fired" for Marriage Proposal

rj777 wrote:
Apparently China Eastern's twitter page has exploded over this!


I thought Twitter was banned in China? Unfortunately, much of their domestic customer base will probably never know about this.

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by ual763
Thu Sep 20, 2018 3:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Melbourne (MLB) Airport closed after student pilot boards passenger plane
Replies: 14
Views: 4398

Re: Melbourne (MLB) Airport closed after student pilot boards passenger plane

I mean, not going to lie, when I was in college, I’ve sat in King Airs and stuff sitting in the MX hangars. But, a part 121 airliner is definitely a no go. However, I worked on the university’s ramp, and every now and then, we’d take our tugs over to the FBO ramp and walk under and around the charte...

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by ual763
Thu Sep 20, 2018 3:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flight attendant "fired" for Marriage Proposal
Replies: 52
Views: 8157

Re: Flight attendant "fired" for Marriage Proposal

That’s what you get in a Communist state. Neglecting safety, my ass.

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by ual763
Thu Sep 20, 2018 3:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Detroit ranked best connection hub in America by J. D. Power
Replies: 55
Views: 4994

Re: Detroit ranked best connection hub in America by J. D. Power

These JD Power awards are way too hard to follow. For example, this year, ORD was ranked the #1 best Connect”ed” hub in America...

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by ual763
Thu Sep 20, 2018 3:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago Aviation News - 2018
Replies: 1064
Views: 104391

Re: Chicago Aviation News - 2018

https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/N0M9hePIf-Jw0QPZuG_KwJZdKNs=/0x0:9600x5428/920x0/filters:focal(0x0:9600x5428):format(webp):no_upscale()/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_asset/file/13118417/core_nw.jpg Does anyone forsee AA temporarily moving to satellite 1 and 2 and razing T3 and building something n...

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by ual763
Wed Sep 19, 2018 4:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago Aviation News - 2018
Replies: 1064
Views: 104391

Re: Chicago Aviation News - 2018

With the north and south ATC Towers in operation what or who is occupying the "newer" tower in the between T2 and T3? Is snow desk still using the tower by the Hilton? So when its not winter its empty? Do both towers in the terminal complex get torn down when T2 is redone? https://www.goo...

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by ual763
Mon Sep 17, 2018 7:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago Aviation News - 2018
Replies: 1064
Views: 104391

Re: Chicago Aviation News - 2018

I think a lot of people still care about architecture. They may claim they don’t, but I would bet anything that when they experience some jaw-dropping architecture, they are just in awe of it as anyone else. Architecture is half the reason we travel, it is a part of each culture. If there was no int...

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by ual763
Thu Sep 13, 2018 5:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Interview w/ United Management
Replies: 9
Views: 2595

Interview w/ United Management

https://thepointsguy.com/news/how-uniteds-working-to-right-the-ship-an-interview-with-ua-leaders/ Lots of interesting/exciting information in this newly posted interview. It is hard for me to pick out the key points, because the article is full of them but: 1.) Expect “significant” investment to Dul...

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by ual763
Mon Sep 10, 2018 3:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United at BWI: Giving up on Transatlantic connections?
Replies: 51
Views: 6495

Re: United at BWI: Giving up on Transatlantic connections?

Surprised that nobody has mentioned this yet, but a large majority of Marylanders are a closer or same drive to DCA than to BWI as well. They can always fly DCA-EWR-Europe.

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by ual763
Sun Sep 09, 2018 1:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Police Meeting SWG688 (Sunwing) At Gate in Varadero
Replies: 3
Views: 1332

Police Meeting SWG688 (Sunwing) At Gate in Varadero

Just heard the pilots from Sunwing 688 call up Varadero Radio requesting the Police meet them at the aircraft upon arrival into Varadero. They are scheduled to land in about 25 minutes. Anyone know what is going on? They didn’t specifically say what the problem was, but referenced that their dispatc...

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by ual763
Thu Sep 06, 2018 1:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Atlas Air bends a 767
Replies: 120
Views: 32196

Re: Atlas Air bends a 767

I get a kick out of everyone saying how hard the 767 must be to land. From personal experience, it is perhaps the easiest plane to land I’ve ever had the privilege of flying. Even if this Captain upgraded from a CRJ. I flew that too. Tha is harder to land than the 767. Sometimes, bad landings just h...

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by ual763
Wed Sep 05, 2018 11:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago Aviation News - 2018
Replies: 1064
Views: 104391

Re: Chicago Aviation News - 2018

"Top architects lining up for huge O'Hare expansion job" http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/columnists/kamin/ct-biz-ohare-expansion-architects-20180905-story.html# Good read in the Trib today. I can't wait to see the proposals; I hope they are released to the public before the city makes ...

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by ual763
Sun Sep 02, 2018 2:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Mitchell International Foxconn Air Cargo
Replies: 19
Views: 2456

Re: Mitchell International Foxconn Air Cargo

I can see a few 747s coming in regularly. That would be pretty sweet, but couldn't they just use existing services that are provided by FedEx or UPS? Or would it be too much of a hassle routing the cargo through MEM/SDF? I’m sure FedEx/UPS will get some increased business. But remember, they are ma...

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by ual763
Sat Sep 01, 2018 9:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DC/VA/MD Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 286
Views: 22839

Re: DC/VA/MD Aviation Thread - 2018

Sounds like UA and MWAA are looking at a small expansion of Concourse C to make room for a new Polaris lounge, as well as improved circulation for the midfield FIS: https://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/united-and-washington-dulles-eye-concourse-improveme-451375/ Interesting. It sure needs it,...

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by ual763
Sat Sep 01, 2018 9:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DC/VA/MD Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 286
Views: 22839

Re: DC/VA/MD Aviation Thread - 2018

Anyone know why the large American flag greeting travelers at IAD was taken down on this fine Labor Day weekend? It’s just simply missing. Not even at half-staff for McCain, just gone. Pretty shameful if you ask me for the nation’s capital international airport. Especially on Labor Day weekend.

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by ual763
Fri Aug 31, 2018 11:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Mitchell International Foxconn Air Cargo
Replies: 19
Views: 2456

Re: Mitchell International Foxconn Air Cargo

PanHAM wrote:
Opening a new Station if quite expensive. And then you have an empty 747F at Mitchel field. Which Needs to be fed by cargo trucked from ORD.


It will be fed by cargo trucked from FoxConn.

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by ual763
Fri Aug 31, 2018 6:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines plane approaches wrong airport
Replies: 7
Views: 1426

Re: American Airlines plane approaches wrong airport

Arion640 wrote:
Can someone elaborate on which airport KFMY is?


It’s the primarily GA airport in the area, whereas RSW is primarily used by the airlines.

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by ual763
Fri Aug 31, 2018 4:53 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airline President thinks Parents Should Have to Pay More to Guarantee Sitting Together
Replies: 47
Views: 4464

Re: Airline President thinks Parents Should Have to Pay More to Guarantee Sitting Together

Good lord, there will only be a slight extra fee for seats near the front of the cabin. For Christ sakes, your beloved Delta does the same damn thing with their "preferred seating". There are still a LOT of regular old economy seats in the back for families if they so choose on booking.......

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by ual763
Fri Aug 31, 2018 5:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL Orders Shades Down for Taxi and Takeoff
Replies: 59
Views: 12122

Re: DL Orders Shades Down for Taxi and Takeoff

Is it just me, or is every other post confused about whether or not we’re talking about takeoff or landing? All US Airlines ask people to close the shades after landing when deplaning. There is no comment on boardng and/or departure. However, this particular FA seems to have decided to make up her o...

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by ual763
Fri Aug 31, 2018 1:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Mitchell International Foxconn Air Cargo
Replies: 19
Views: 2456

Re: Mitchell International Foxconn Air Cargo

I can see a few 747s coming in regularly.

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by ual763
Fri Aug 31, 2018 12:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Announces EWR-PRG, EWR-NAP, SFO-AMS
Replies: 125
Views: 14726

Re: United Announces EWR-PRG, EWR-NAP, SFO-AMS

I would think there are some cruise lines dictating the NAP service. As for those 2 flight attendants worrying about hotels: Unless you are very senior, the UA FA's will get these routes. But don't worry, OMA, TUL, and BIS will be open for junior and will be for a long time.. If an earlier post was...

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by ual763
Thu Aug 30, 2018 7:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Announces EWR-PRG, EWR-NAP, SFO-AMS
Replies: 125
Views: 14726

Re: United Announces EWR-PRG, EWR-NAP, SFO-AMS

CONTACREW wrote:
UAL777UK wrote:
Nice Add and very nice layovers for the crews assuming they get down town hotels.


Yes we will get downtown hotels.


I'd have to dig it up, but in the union contract, I'm almost 100% certain that on long-haul flights such as this, the hotels are required to be in the city-center.

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by ual763
Thu Aug 30, 2018 4:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Announces EWR-PRG, EWR-NAP, SFO-AMS
Replies: 125
Views: 14726

Re: United Announces EWR-PRG, EWR-NAP, SFO-AMS

Now, United (or any US carrier) needs to add a route to Palma de Mallorca, and my life would be complete! I imagine, it needs to become more popular with American tourists first though before that would ever happen.

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by ual763
Thu Aug 30, 2018 3:48 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: America asks Germany to block Mahan Air b/c terrorism support
Replies: 114
Views: 4494

Re: America asks Germany to block Mahan Air b/c terrorism support

Kind of like that time Barrie was caught wiretapping Angela’s phones? I wouldn't be surprised if that hadn't been established process long before Mr. Obama's presidency. ( like 99.9% probable :-) Well, he was also caught spying on the American people as well, or rather his NSA Department was. But s...

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by ual763
Thu Aug 30, 2018 3:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Announces EWR-PRG, EWR-NAP, SFO-AMS
Replies: 125
Views: 14726

Re: United Announces EWR-PRG, EWR-NAP, SFO-AMS

DLHAM wrote:
Naples is interesting, is United the first US Airline to fly there? Naples itself is ugly and boring for the most part, but the surroundings ... Amalfi Coast!


I’d just like to layover there for the pizza! Will probably go really senior, I imagine.

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by ual763
Thu Aug 30, 2018 3:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Announces EWR-PRG, EWR-NAP, SFO-AMS
Replies: 125
Views: 14726

Re: United Announces EWR-PRG, EWR-NAP, SFO-AMS

N292UX wrote:
Has any US carrier ever served Naples before? Or is this the first time?


I believe Pan Am did back in the day via London or Germany, but I could be wrong. I believe this is the first US airline to offer direct service though.

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by ual763
Thu Aug 30, 2018 3:00 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: America asks Germany to block Mahan Air b/c terrorism support
Replies: 114
Views: 4494

Re: America asks Germany to block Mahan Air b/c terrorism support

Which is remarkable because his more reliable predecessor gained so much trust other leaders were sharing their agenda's / giving-in all the time.. https://images.csmonitor.com/csmarchives/2010/06/Obama%20and%20Cameron.jpg?alias=standard_900x600 . Kind of like that time Barrie was caught wiretappin...

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by ual763
Wed Aug 29, 2018 5:50 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: America asks Germany to block Mahan Air b/c terrorism support
Replies: 114
Views: 4494

Re: America asks Germany to block Mahan Air b/c terrorism support

In my opinion, regardless of politics, an airline that provides support to terrorist groups should be banned. Neither Mahan Air, nor the Iranian Revolutionary Guards are on it. I didn’t say the airline itself is a terrorist group. I said the airline is providing support to known terrorist groups. A...

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by ual763
Tue Aug 28, 2018 4:37 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: America asks Germany to block Mahan Air b/c terrorism support
Replies: 114
Views: 4494

Re: America asks Germany to block Mahan Air b/c terrorism support

If someone had quietly pointed out that there are reasons beyond the current US sanctions to ban Mahan Air it may have happened... but now that it is public. No way. Best regards Thomas In the case of W5 specifically, they have been noted to (along with 6Q - Cham Wings) have carried out flights at ...

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by ual763
Tue Aug 28, 2018 4:25 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: America asks Germany to block Mahan Air b/c terrorism support
Replies: 114
Views: 4494

Re: America asks Germany to block Mahan Air b/c terrorism support

If this is a request ONLY sent to Germany, then this is not a request because of Mahan Air's alleged support of or use by terrorists. Mahan also flies to other EU destinations. It also flies to Dubai, Russia, Pakistan, India and China. But Grenell is the US ambassador to Germany. Therefore he can o...

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by ual763
Tue Aug 28, 2018 4:13 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: America asks Germany to block Mahan Air b/c terrorism support
Replies: 114
Views: 4494

Re: America asks Germany to block Mahan Air b/c terrorism support

trijetsonly wrote:
The problem with this topic is, that it is much more related to politics than to aviation, especially with the biased post by the thread opener.


Yeah...… Because your first post on the thread wasn't biased or inappropriate....

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by ual763
Fri Aug 24, 2018 10:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United's Kirby: Denver Getting Another United Euro Destination Soon
Replies: 131
Views: 16420

Re: United's Kirby: Denver Getting Another United Euro Destination Soon

STT757 wrote:
Coalways wrote:
Allegedly 2 big intl route announcement out of ewr end of this month


Two of these perhaps;

ICN, TPE, BGL, GIG, SCL


Jus tout of curiosity what is BGL? All I see for that is Baglung? Rio is SBGL, but then again the 3letter for that is GIG which you also list.

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by ual763
Wed Aug 22, 2018 9:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018
Replies: 1926
Views: 244242

Re: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018

More 6 hours legs in the worst office in the sky. Woohoo! :banghead: It is a small cockpit. But 737s already fly trans-con flights for UA and other carriers, so there's no change there. I’m well familiar, with the volume of transcons and the small cockpit. Just so excited that there will be even mo...

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by ual763
Wed Aug 22, 2018 5:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United to begin test of premium lie-flat seating on B737-Max10
Replies: 92
Views: 15050

Re: United to begin test of premium lie-flat seating on B737-Max10

United also just announced today that they will be adding 757 lie-flat service between BOS-LAX following the successful launch of lie-flats on BOS-SFO!

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by ual763
Wed Aug 22, 2018 3:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago Aviation News - 2018
Replies: 1064
Views: 104391

Re: Chicago Aviation News - 2018

I haven’t been through O’hare in a while, but last week I flew in and had the damndest time trying to get to/find the hotel shuttle pick-up area. I started in the baggage area of T3. I saw signs for ground transportation, but this took me over a crosswalk and either down into the terminal train/onwa...

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by ual763
Wed Aug 22, 2018 2:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago Aviation News - 2018
Replies: 1064
Views: 104391

Re: Chicago Aviation News - 2018

I like the idea, but not sure I'm crazy about the execution. I've been saying for years that ORD needed more dining/drinking options with tarmac views (a la Frankfurt), but not sure it should come at the expense of gate seats. That could get tacky. Furthermore, I can't quite make it out, but did th...

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by ual763
Tue Aug 21, 2018 11:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United considers expanding IAD hub banks
Replies: 29
Views: 5735

United considers expanding IAD hub banks

https://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/united-could-grow-flights-by-half-at-washington-dull-451313/ Hadn’t seen this posted yet, but amongst a lot more news from Scott Kirby today, United is planning on adding 2 more banks to the current 4 at IAD for a new total of 6. According to the article, t...

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by ual763
Tue Aug 21, 2018 10:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United to begin test of premium lie-flat seating on B737-Max10
Replies: 92
Views: 15050

Re: United to begin test of premium lie-flat seating on B737-Max10

janders wrote:
This is already posted and being discussed in the UA fleet thread. Seems duplication to fragment discussion in a second thread.


Sorry, didn’t read through the hundreds of posts in that thread. This is pretty big news. I think it deserves it’s own thread.

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by ual763
Tue Aug 21, 2018 10:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United to begin test of premium lie-flat seating on B737-Max10
Replies: 92
Views: 15050

United to begin test of premium lie-flat seating on B737-Max10

https://www.flightglobal.com/news/artic ... 0s-451309/

If this comes to fruition, this will create some intense competition on various trans-con flights such as KBOS-KSFO, etc.

Does anyone have an idea as to what these seats will look like?
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https://www.flightglobal.com/news/artic ... 0s-451309/

If this comes to fruition, this will create some intense competition on various trans-con flights such as KBOS-KSFO, etc.

Does anyone have an idea as to what these seats will look like?

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by ual763
Tue Aug 21, 2018 3:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA announces PHL-TXL/DBV/BLQ/EDI, PHX-LHR, DFW-DUB/MUC, CLT-MUC, ORD-ATH
Replies: 301
Views: 30024

Re: AA announces PHL-TXL/DBV/BLQ/EDI, PHX-LHR, DFW-DUB/MUC, CLT-MUC, ORD-ATH

Holy Crap! This is some big news! Would have never expected this from American of all carriers!

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by ual763
Mon Aug 20, 2018 12:06 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Youth Mission Group American Airlines Nightmare
Replies: 23
Views: 2503

Youth Mission Group American Airlines Nightmare

http://www.foxnews.com/travel/2018/08/19/kentucky-youth-group-kept-off-american-airlines-flight-over-check-in-delay.html Haven’t seen this being discussed yet. My question is, why would an agent not be able to process them as a group instead of as individual? I have organized group travel on both Un...

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by ual763
Sun Aug 19, 2018 12:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Rule for AA FA's deemed "cruel" and "disastrous"
Replies: 161
Views: 15389

Re: New Rule for AA FA's deemed "cruel" and "disastrous"

Wait, so it's actually LEGAL in the US to punish employees for being unable to come to work for a few days due to illness? That's outrageous! Would the airline seriously rather the employee with, say the flu, still come in and infect half the plane?? It’s meant to penalize people that abuse the sys...

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by ual763
Wed Aug 15, 2018 1:06 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: TK to become casualty of USA-Turkey rhetoric?
Replies: 106
Views: 11649

Re: NYT: New USA Sanctions Could Include Limits on TK

Maybe Erdogan should release our pastor who is being detained for nothing.

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by ual763
Wed Aug 15, 2018 4:30 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Is flying without a working PA system allowed by FAA?
Replies: 11
Views: 2028

Re: Is flying without a working PA system allowed by FAA?

Half the time the PA is so quiet, you can’t hear it, or make out what they say anyways. IDK the wording in the requirements off hand but from personal experience apparently the PA does not have to be intelligible. More likely if you can't hear the PA, there are speakers in your area of the aircraft...

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