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by AtomicGarden
Wed Jul 24, 2019 12:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Edinburgh Airport Thread - 2019
Replies: 90
Views: 12483

Re: Edinburgh Airport Thread - 2019

I apologise in advance for highjacking this thread, but I'm gonna take a quick advantage of it. What would you recommend to fly from MAD to EDI? are there non stop flights? I rather not making any stops but maybe LHR is inevitable

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by AtomicGarden
Wed Jul 24, 2019 12:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines flight attendant bitten by emotional support dog
Replies: 34
Views: 2784

Re: American Airlines flight attendant bitten by emotional support dog

Envoy is not a mainline Flight Attendant As frequently stated on this site, regional FAs are not humans and therefore deserve no sympathy and none of the rights given to mainline FAs. The bite must hurt less since regional FAs are less than human Also, it was on an AA partner so they probably had i...

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by AtomicGarden
Tue Jul 23, 2019 12:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: JAL takes delivery of its 1st Airbus (A350)
Replies: 169
Views: 5771

Re: JAL announces first A350 route

janders wrote:
First frame arrives in Haneda

Image


OI'll never like JAL's livery but at least the all white suits the A350 very nicely. Goes to show what a well proportioned machine it is. Oh and those wingtipfenceletsdevices!

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by AtomicGarden
Tue Jul 23, 2019 12:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: “Dear American Airlines, I Hate You With My Whole Heart.” writes disgruntled traveler
Replies: 176
Views: 21353

Re: “Dear American Airlines, I Hate You With My Whole Heart.” writes disgruntled traveler

Say, for instance, you bought a MIA-LAX-MIA ticket in American as it was the cheapest option: 200$ return, 100$ each way. You show up in MIA and they tell you: unfortunatelly, the flight you bought has been cancelled. No reason, just cancelled. We can offer to put you in the next available flight b...

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by AtomicGarden
Fri Jul 19, 2019 11:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: “Dear American Airlines, I Hate You With My Whole Heart.” writes disgruntled traveler
Replies: 176
Views: 21353

Re: “Dear American Airlines, I Hate You With My Whole Heart.” writes disgruntled traveler

The company is cheating you when they don't allow you to fly a segment for which you have already paid! Why can't I cheat the company? I repeat: they were the ones to set the price. I accepted and paid. If it was too cheap, how can I be responsible? Yeah, but don't forget that a ticket is also a bi...

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by AtomicGarden
Fri Jul 19, 2019 1:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: “Dear American Airlines, I Hate You With My Whole Heart.” writes disgruntled traveler
Replies: 176
Views: 21353

Re: “Dear American Airlines, I Hate You With My Whole Heart.” writes disgruntled traveler

Otherwise, start paying more. That will solve the issue. Do you think you are paying little? After you add all the "add ons" in Subway, your sandwich certainly cost a hundred bucks. Do you think we are paying cheap? A return flight, LAX-MIA, is over 500U$S. That's a lot of money, for a ec...

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by AtomicGarden
Wed Jul 17, 2019 12:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Passenger on AA from KIN-MIA asked to deboard to change from her romper outfit
Replies: 117
Views: 8122

Re: Passenger on AA from KIN-MIA asked to deboard to change from her romper outfit

I see better dressed people at the supermarket, but I don't find this outfit reason enough to kick her out. However, really, people should try to look more respectable when flying and when in public in general. I'm not gonna force them to wear anything and certainly not gonna treat them as less than...

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by AtomicGarden
Sun Jul 14, 2019 10:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Estelar + Hi Fly: A380 on CCS-EZE route?
Replies: 34
Views: 7330

Re: Estelar + Hi Fly: A380 on CCS-EZE route?

Is this the first time an A380 is used in EZE on a anyhing that is not a promotional flight by Airbus? I don't remember even EK using it as a replacement aircraft.

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by AtomicGarden
Sun Jul 14, 2019 9:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alitalia bankruptcy and selling process discussion thread
Replies: 976
Views: 236151

Re: Alitalia bankruptcy and selling process discussion thread

So in the end the employees get pay cuts, lay offs and a decrease in airplanes and routes. Are these small enough to be accepted by the unions?

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by AtomicGarden
Sat Jul 13, 2019 12:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus pulls anniversary book over fraud probe concerns: Reuters
Replies: 19
Views: 3486

Re: Airbus pulls anniversary book over fraud probe concerns: Reuters

musman9853 wrote:
no way in hell airbus gets banned from gov contracts. they'll get a slap on the wrist. executives never really go to jail.


How about a nice, hefty fine? probably close or more than a billion. Now that'd hurt them.

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by AtomicGarden
Fri Jul 12, 2019 12:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian files for Argentina - US service
Replies: 46
Views: 6162

Re: Norwegian files for Argentina - US service

Actually, the airline has said in the past they would base (up to 4) some A321LR in Argentina. That may seem a good place to start. I am also certain that Norwegian is watching very closely the "aircraft interchange" MO that LATAM wants approved if their EZE-MIA flights are to continue be...

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by AtomicGarden
Thu Jul 11, 2019 1:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian files for Argentina - US service
Replies: 46
Views: 6162

Re: Norwegian files for Argentina - US service

A lot of talks about route, but I want to know which aircraft they'd be using. is Norwegian Argentina expecting anything else than 737s? or does the MAX have the legs to fly non stop? Actually, the airline has said in the past they would base (up to 4) some A321LR in Argentina. That may seem a good...

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by AtomicGarden
Thu Jul 11, 2019 12:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian files for Argentina - US service
Replies: 46
Views: 6162

Re: Norwegian files for Argentina - US service

A lot of talks about route, but I want to know which aircraft they'd be using. is Norwegian Argentina expecting anything else than 737s? or does the MAX have the legs to fly non stop?

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by AtomicGarden
Wed Jul 03, 2019 12:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkey President Erdogan " TK Will Buy 100 Boeing Jets"
Replies: 53
Views: 14283

Re: Turkey President Erdogan " TK Will Buy 100 Boeing Jets"

Meanwhile, at TK's HQ:

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WAIT WHAT????!!!!!

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by AtomicGarden
Wed Jul 03, 2019 12:20 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: In flight magazines and headphones on board
Replies: 14
Views: 2314

Re: In flight magazines and headphones on board

On my last flights we were given single jack earphones. I refused them but my hoarder of a GF took them and used them. 4 earphones which are lying at some dark drawer at home. Of course, she has an iDiotphone which has that ridiculous propietary jack, but she only needed one! I think earphones shoul...

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by AtomicGarden
Fri Jun 28, 2019 1:21 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: New Air Force One Scheme
Replies: 107
Views: 10302

Re: New Air Force One Scheme

Stitch wrote:
aviationaware wrote:
I'd still prefer the current scheme because it is iconic and world-recognized.


In 20 years someone will say that the AF1 livery should be changed and some other dude (probably an airnetter) replying with your exact same words. I myself quite like it.

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by AtomicGarden
Wed Jun 26, 2019 12:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AR return to MCO in December
Replies: 32
Views: 2980

Re: AR return to MCO in December

I was always under the impression NYC was a popular destination for Argentinos. I am very surprised by this, Aerolineas I assumed was the preferred carrier for those traveling north as well as Argentinians in the tri sate heading home for summer holidays. Anywho, best of luck to AR. Sent from my iP...

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by AtomicGarden
Tue Jun 25, 2019 12:36 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Sues Walmart Over Jetblack
Replies: 29
Views: 3326

Re: JetBlue Sues Walmart Over Jetblack

Why stop at Wal Mart? sue the asses of everything with the word Jet!

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by AtomicGarden
Fri Jun 14, 2019 1:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is regulatory approval required for livery changes?
Replies: 59
Views: 7607

Re: Is regulatory approval required for livery changes?

I wouldn't be surprised if at leas they have to pass a "visibility" test of some sort. Like a fully black aircraft is a nono, to prevent incidents at night (at the airport in particular). But likely nothing to do with copyright infringement or anything commercial.

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by AtomicGarden
Fri Jun 14, 2019 12:47 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: New Air Force One Scheme
Replies: 107
Views: 10302

Re: New Air Force One Scheme

smithbs wrote:
I agree with the "dated from 80s" comments - that was the first thing in my mind.

The current AF1 is beautiful. No need to change it.


Well the current livery is very 60's, so what? we are getting nearer to eurowhite AF1!

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by AtomicGarden
Thu Jun 13, 2019 12:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cabo Verde Airlines new livery
Replies: 31
Views: 5547

Re: Cabo Verde Airlines new livery

Great, they somehow managed to make Asiana's livery even worse.

LaunchDetected wrote:
But this livery is just meh, the tail looks like it have been cannibalized from another aircraft


That's what I was thinking. Or factory new panels that are yet to be painted.

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by AtomicGarden
Tue Jun 11, 2019 12:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta saves the day with free charter
Replies: 113
Views: 19785

Re: Delta saves the day with free charter

I'm not surprised. On my last flight with AA, I felt they handled the delay horribly. I was proactive and wanted to take an earlier flight and they wanted to charge a change fee. I feel you. I was recently stranded at Houston for 10 hours, and while the gate agent rebooked me to SLC instead of JAC ...

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by AtomicGarden
Fri Jun 07, 2019 12:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How did Airlines Fill up Large Widebodies in the Old days?
Replies: 119
Views: 23051

Re: How did Airlines Fill up Large Widebodies in the Old days?

Well I was talking to a colleague today who did some revenue work for AA in the late 90's, and he said they used to REALLY overbook flights (like, 50% over real capacity). And then at the gate, if most pax showed up, AA would start giving generous compensations for those who volunteered to offload....

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by AtomicGarden
Thu Jun 06, 2019 12:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How did Airlines Fill up Large Widebodies in the Old days?
Replies: 119
Views: 23051

Re: How did Airlines Fill up Large Widebodies in the Old days?

Well I was talking to a colleague today who did some revenue work for AA in the late 90's, and he said they used to REALLY overbook flights (like, 50% over real capacity). And then at the gate, if most pax showed up, AA would start giving generous compensations for those who volunteered to offload. ...

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by AtomicGarden
Wed Jun 05, 2019 12:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada imposes 'no fly' ban, demands repayment from woman after ticket scam
Replies: 116
Views: 14031

Re: Air Canada imposes 'no fly' ban, demands repayment from woman after ticket scam

AC should check their procedures and be more proactive. In my company when we detect a fraud, the pax is automatically added to the no fly list, sometimes unless they pays in person if they are lucky. This means fraud can happen, but only once (unless the crook changes his/her name enough not to be ...

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by AtomicGarden
Sat Jun 01, 2019 12:17 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Southwest ditching ticket jackets
Replies: 35
Views: 4384

Re: Southwest ditching ticket jackets

I don’t understand why anyone is using paper boarding passes let alone “paper ticket” (boarding pass) holders. I like paper boarding passes, because I kinda collect them after all my travels. Even more, when possible to do a web check in, I do it, but if the airport has self check in kiosks, I prin...

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by AtomicGarden
Fri May 31, 2019 12:30 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: F-35 news thread
Replies: 1137
Views: 122380

Re: F-35 news thread

Why did the Italian Air Force order the F-35B? do they really need a STOVL jet? the Navy, I understand. The only mention I can find of it is that the Air Force is using the A to replace the Tornado, and the B to replace the AMX , which is used for CAS. Perhaps they expect to employ some sort of FAR...

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by AtomicGarden
Wed May 29, 2019 9:48 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: F-35 news thread
Replies: 1137
Views: 122380

Re: F-35 news thread

Why did the Italian Air Force order the F-35B? do they really need a STOVL jet? the Navy, I understand.

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by AtomicGarden
Sun May 26, 2019 10:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Japanese airline ANA plans to fly to Moscow and Vladivostok by 2020
Replies: 22
Views: 3673

Re: Japanese airline ANA plans to fly to Moscow and Vladivostok by 2020

MoKa777 wrote:
I'm actually surprised that they don't already operate these routes... you learn something every day.


+1

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by AtomicGarden
Thu May 23, 2019 12:07 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: DFW - no immigrations control?
Replies: 11
Views: 1275

Re: DFW - no immigrations control?

Well, this is news to me. I always remembered going thru immigration control when departing too. But I must be confused. I do know that clearing customs is basically non existant compared to others. Thanks so much for the replies, now I feel much better. You might have remembered having your passpo...

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by AtomicGarden
Wed May 22, 2019 9:27 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: DFW - no immigrations control?
Replies: 11
Views: 1275

Re: DFW - no immigrations control?

Well, this is news to me. I always remembered going thru immigration control when departing too. But I must be confused. I do know that clearing customs is basically non existant compared to others. Thanks so much for the replies, now I feel much better. As a side note, it's interesting how countrie...

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by AtomicGarden
Wed May 22, 2019 1:25 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: DFW - no immigrations control?
Replies: 11
Views: 1275

DFW - no immigrations control?

Hello folks, last week I had a domestic-to-international flight on AA with a connection at DFW. We arrived at Terminal A and then had to depart from D. The connection was quite smooth with Skytrain (loved it, by the way) but I can't stop thinking - we never went thru immigration control. Is it norma...

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by AtomicGarden
Wed May 22, 2019 12:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What Will Replace DL's 757-351?
Replies: 76
Views: 10549

Re: What Will Replace DL's 757-351?

Why? More aisle seats, better circulation. Because it costs far more to build/operatte such bird while the current narrowbodies in 3-3 config do the job just fine with similar capacity. Michael What would you do with overhead bins? you'd need 3 rows/sets of bins instead of 2, no? only on a widebody...

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by AtomicGarden
Mon May 06, 2019 7:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Aeroflot 1492 SSJ100 fire at Moscow (SVO) - 40+ confirmed dead
Replies: 816
Views: 139888

Re: Updated: Aeroflot 1492 SSJ100 fire at Moscow (SVO) - 40+ confirmed dead

No its brand new..... No it's not, i saw it yesterday. And people are still saying it was already in flames? I'm no expert but hard to think that the fire was caused by anything but the hard landing/bouncing. He was being sarcastic. The same videos get posted over and over, just like the news updat...

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by AtomicGarden
Mon May 06, 2019 1:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Aeroflot 1492 SSJ100 fire at Moscow (SVO) - 40+ confirmed dead
Replies: 816
Views: 139888

Re: Updated: Aeroflot 1492 SSJ100 fire at Moscow (SVO) - 40+ confirmed dead

SEU wrote:
Rokkarolla wrote:
https://youtu.be/RMwJkZ7QLY4

Anyone already posted this landing footage?


No its brand new.....


No it's not, i saw it yesterday. And people are still saying it was already in flames? I'm no expert but hard to think that the fire was caused by anything but the hard landing/bouncing.

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by AtomicGarden
Sun May 05, 2019 12:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alitalia bankruptcy and selling process discussion thread
Replies: 976
Views: 236151

Re: Alitalia bankruptcy and selling process discussion thread

This thread is two years old. Should it be treated like other continuous threads, i.e. a new thread every year or so? Nah, I don't think so. I've been following the thread since its inception and lately it's been no more than sporadic updates that are nonetheless relevant, but nothing to warrant a ...

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by AtomicGarden
Sat May 04, 2019 11:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alitalia bankruptcy and selling process discussion thread
Replies: 976
Views: 236151

Re: Alitalia bankruptcy and selling process discussion thread

This thread is two years old. Should it be treated like other continuous threads, i.e. a new thread every year or so? Nah, I don't think so. I've been following the thread since its inception and lately it's been no more than sporadic updates that are nonetheless relevant, but nothing to warrant a ...

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by AtomicGarden
Fri May 03, 2019 12:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAS on strike
Replies: 110
Views: 18125

Re: SAS on strike

SAS lay off about 1000 employees SAS lay off about 930 cabin employees and 70 luggage handlers as they at the moment don't have work for them due to the strike. How about this then? pilots make a strike and ground handlers and cabin crew pay the price? and because to said strike, there are not flig...

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by AtomicGarden
Wed May 01, 2019 1:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Avianca majority shareholder breaches United loan conditions
Replies: 26
Views: 5204

Re: Avianca majority shareholder breaches United loan conditions

Is Avianca in trouble as much as it's Braziliand and Argentinian branches? The short answer is NO. Trouble is with Avianca's largest shareholder, Synergy, (which owns O6 and A0). They have received a loan from United Continental Holdings as part of the latter's association with Avianca and COPA. Sy...

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by AtomicGarden
Tue Apr 30, 2019 10:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Avianca majority shareholder breaches United loan conditions
Replies: 26
Views: 5204

Re: Avianca majority shareholder breaches United loan conditions

Is Avianca in trouble as much as it's Braziliand and Argentinian branches?

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by AtomicGarden
Tue Apr 30, 2019 10:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AR to cancel all flights tomorrow Apr, 30th
Replies: 28
Views: 11239

Re: AR to cancel all flights tomorrow Apr, 30th

That said, MM hasn't done well in the economic front, at all, and it's mostly his own fault. I think Macri seems to be in a "damned if you do, damned if you don't" situation due to the IMF's hard line. He was handed a rough deal thanks to CFK's Peronist policies. By the way, didn't CFK or...

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by AtomicGarden
Tue Apr 30, 2019 1:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AR to cancel all flights tomorrow Apr, 30th
Replies: 28
Views: 11239

Re: AR to cancel all flights tomorrow Apr, 30th

I am disappointed. I was hoping Argentina would see happier times with the defeat of Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner in 2015, but it doesn't look like it. I have never in my life voted for Macri when he was Chief of Government in Buenos Aires, or voted for his party in any kind of national or local ...

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by AtomicGarden
Tue Apr 30, 2019 12:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska IT problems this morning ?
Replies: 6
Views: 1266

Re: Alaska IT problems this morning ?

Yup, Sabre was down for like hour and a half.

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by AtomicGarden
Tue Apr 30, 2019 12:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AR to cancel all flights tomorrow Apr, 30th
Replies: 28
Views: 11239

Re: AR to cancel all flights tomorrow Apr, 30th

01MAY transport strike: - No buses at all. - No subway at all. - No trains at all. - APLA Union pilots will strike: (AR/AU, LATAM Argentina, Andes and Avianca). - Norwegian, Flybondi and JetSmart are supposed to operate as normal. On May 1st it's the AAA union (FA's) the ones to strike, but even th...

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by AtomicGarden
Sat Apr 27, 2019 12:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines "Evolution" to Globe Livery released
Replies: 1781
Views: 356833

Re: United Airlines "Evolution" to Globe Livery released

It's decent, nothing spectacular, but still better than before. I do not like the big UNITED, a smaller and different font above the windows would've been nicer IMO.

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by AtomicGarden
Wed Apr 24, 2019 12:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cathay Pacific cracking down on crews taking pax goodies, leftovers
Replies: 54
Views: 9204

Re: Cathay Pacific cracking down on crews taking pax goodies, leftovers

I have an FA friend who used to treat us when we visited him with an insane amount of candy he took from the plane. Back in the days when my a/l issued a so called "happy meal" box with some goodies. Oh how I miss those days (I'm taling 3/4 years ago!).

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by AtomicGarden
Tue Apr 23, 2019 12:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NordStar's Etihad-style new livery
Replies: 15
Views: 4718

Re: NordStar's Etihad-style new livery

I like it very much. I also like Etihad's so no surprises here.

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by AtomicGarden
Fri Apr 19, 2019 1:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BR Flight Attendant Subjected to Unreasonable Requests by Disabled Pax of Size
Replies: 126
Views: 21949

Re: BR Flight Attendant Subjected to Unreasonable Requests by Disabled Pax of Size

I'm gonna make a bet, heart attack. Or maybe he rolled over and could get back up.

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by AtomicGarden
Thu Apr 18, 2019 1:00 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Chick-fil-A Hits Turbulence At Three U.S. Airports
Replies: 165
Views: 14564

Re: Chick-fil-A Hits Turbulence At Three U.S. Airports

Cities have the right to give business to whoever they see fit according to their voter's belief, just like many here say that if you don't agree with CFA's or it's owner's policies you can go eat somewhere else.

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by AtomicGarden
Thu Apr 18, 2019 12:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Berlin Airport in the Telegraph
Replies: 7
Views: 1577

Re: Berlin Airport in the Telegraph

cedarjet wrote:
    ACCS300 wrote:
    **delete**

    Agree — why post an article behind a paywall?


    Well, to cut the OP some slack, it says you can register for free.

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