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by AtomicGarden
Fri Apr 03, 2020 1:37 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: EU flight cancelled- no longer offering refund ?
Replies: 34
Views: 3290

Re: EU flight cancelled- no longer offering refund ?

There's nothing to do on "manage my booking". It only has a link to the FAQs, which in turn takes me to the voucher form. Too bad I rather have a free change of my flight. I don't wanna argue about a refund. Now that British Airways has officially announced it is suspending all flights fr...

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by AtomicGarden
Mon Mar 30, 2020 10:31 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: EU flight cancelled- no longer offering refund ?
Replies: 34
Views: 3290

Re: EU flight cancelled- no longer offering refund ?

My April 19th LGW-GLA flight is still listed as available to check in, even though they are closing North Terminal. I've not been contacted with any sort of option, refund or otherwise. Any attempt to log in to their website and app to 'manage bookings' is met with a 'you have been logged out, too ...

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by AtomicGarden
Mon Mar 30, 2020 10:28 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: EU flight cancelled- no longer offering refund ?
Replies: 34
Views: 3290

Re: EU flight cancelled- no longer offering refund ?

My April 19th LGW-GLA flight is still listed as available to check in, even though they are closing North Terminal. I've not been contacted with any sort of option, refund or otherwise. Any attempt to log in to their website and app to 'manage bookings' is met with a 'you have been logged out, too ...

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by AtomicGarden
Sat Mar 28, 2020 7:57 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: EU flight cancelled- no longer offering refund ?
Replies: 34
Views: 3290

Re: EU flight cancelled- no longer offering refund ?

My April 19th LGW-GLA flight is still listed as available to check in, even though they are closing North Terminal. I've not been contacted with any sort of option, refund or otherwise. Any attempt to log in to their website and app to 'manage bookings' is met with a 'you have been logged out, too ...

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by AtomicGarden
Mon Mar 16, 2020 1:24 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What should we do with our money in the market
Replies: 50
Views: 2046

Re: What should we do with our money in the market

My GF's brother in law works for the nation's Central Bank and is a financial buff; he's the type of men who would buy cheap. I have some bonds that plummeted and shares that hit rock bottom (the latter which I bought just for the fun -- like a casino) and I dare not touch them.

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by AtomicGarden
Mon Mar 16, 2020 1:11 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Tiny Things That Drive You Insane
Replies: 163
Views: 5902

Re: Tiny Things That Drive You Insane

People who are closer to the door and yet insist on letting you in/out first. Or those waiting for the bus ahead of you and let you in first. I know it's plain courtesy and I don't hate them, but stop trying to be the better person when it's your right to go first, and it's even more practical! I ha...

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by AtomicGarden
Sat Mar 14, 2020 12:38 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Bucket Lists
Replies: 35
Views: 1533

Re: Bucket Lists

I don't get it. The feeling is the same whether you have sex with an Asian or a Western woman. The differences are for porn movies. Oh no, no it isn't ;) Do we speak of the coefficient of friction? I once met a guy who had a girl friend nearly 20 years his senior. He explained to me that all vagina...

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by AtomicGarden
Wed Mar 11, 2020 10:52 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Bucket Lists
Replies: 35
Views: 1533

Re: Bucket Lists

GalaxyFlyer wrote:
Braybuddy wrote:
My bucket list is simply not suitable for a respectable website. :D


Should be good for here, then.


I'll risk angering the moderators then: having sex with an Asian woman. I could always pay for it , but it's not the same (also 5+ years with GF make it difficult)

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by AtomicGarden
Wed Mar 11, 2020 10:42 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: McDonald's Double Big Mac (4 Patties?!?!?)
Replies: 45
Views: 1641

Re: McDonald's Double Big Mac (4 Patties?!?!?)

Not surprised, Burger King has the double/triple/quadruple stacker, which has cheese 'n bacon. And BK is much tastier than Mac. Mind you, I don't love fast food, but if I excercise regularly (3x of medium training) I reserve the right to indulge in grease at least once a week. Besides I never ask fo...

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by AtomicGarden
Sat Feb 22, 2020 10:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alitalia News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1417
Views: 335817

Re: Alitalia bankruptcy and selling process discussion thread

Is there any kind of strike next tuesday? I am seeing several schedule changes and cancellations on AZ domestic flights (at least TRN and FLR) Found it (had to change languages on Google search) https://www.express.co.uk/travel/articles/1245675/flights-italy-air-traffic-control-strikes-holidays-202...

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by AtomicGarden
Sat Feb 22, 2020 10:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alitalia News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1417
Views: 335817

Re: Alitalia bankruptcy and selling process discussion thread

Is there any kind of strike next tuesday? I am seeing several schedule changes and cancellations on AZ domestic flights (at least TRN and FLR)

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by AtomicGarden
Fri Feb 21, 2020 1:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will there ever been a new greenfield major airport in the USA?
Replies: 144
Views: 14649

Re: Will there ever been a new greenfield major airport in the USA?

Just for the fun of the thread, what do you think about artificial islands?

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by AtomicGarden
Thu Feb 20, 2020 12:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DOT: Best/Worst U.S. Airports On Time Performance for 2019
Replies: 41
Views: 4336

Re: DOT: Best/Worst U.S. Airports On Time Performance for 2019

Why is EWR's performance so much worse than JFK's? other than "because DL has a bigger operation at Kennedy"

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by AtomicGarden
Tue Feb 04, 2020 12:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iberia unveils new uniforms
Replies: 27
Views: 4140

Re: Iberia unveils new uniforms

braniff2hav wrote:
Uh... those shoes ... or whatever they are ... I don't see that as very fashionable. The uniform itself is ok, I like it. Perhaps the shoes are not really part of the uniform.


Probably not, one of the guys (looks like ground staff) is wearing sneakers

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by AtomicGarden
Thu Jan 16, 2020 12:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Aer Lingus uniform
Replies: 30
Views: 5122

Re: New Aer Lingus uniform

I quite like them, except the all-green two piece dress. I might even get a green tie for myself.

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by AtomicGarden
Thu Jan 16, 2020 12:30 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Airline employee stalks female passenger
Replies: 33
Views: 7291

Re: Airline employee stalks female passenger

The linked story says she had her phone number on her luggage tag, if that's correct. Shouldn't do that these days. Working with baggage service people has long since taught me that the only thing you want on the outside of your bag is the checked tag, and perhaps a tag with just your name. I also ...

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by AtomicGarden
Tue Jan 14, 2020 1:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aeroflot New Livery?
Replies: 64
Views: 16315

Re: Aeroflot New Livery?

So it's not the worst eurowhite, but still mainly Eurowhite. Why get rid of the silver? shame.

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by AtomicGarden
Tue Jan 07, 2020 12:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alitalia News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1417
Views: 335817

Re: Alitalia bankruptcy and selling process discussion thread

My question is to any Italian A netters-- Isn't it getting to the point where no one wants to fly with AZ? I don't understand who their customers are if the service is so inconsistent. I'm not Italian, but I whenever I talk aviation with friends (who anyway are mostly in the industry) and my family...

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by AtomicGarden
Sun Jan 05, 2020 12:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Venezuela's Conviasa set to return to EZE
Replies: 18
Views: 4151

Re: Venezuela's Conviasa set to return to EZE

On my last trip to Buenos Aires, I was somewhat amazed that nearly every uber driver I had and many waiters were Venezuelan refugees. Its become the preferred escape for middle/upper-class citizens escaping the economic uncertainty and violence. Adam Unfortunately, as of late many Venezuelans are s...

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by AtomicGarden
Fri Jan 03, 2020 12:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Role of in-airport ticketing counters?
Replies: 75
Views: 11629

Re: Role of in-airport ticketing counters?

Back in 2012, when mobile phones were not as smart as today, a friend and I booked a OW last minute ticket on U2 IIRC because we missed our flight (basically, the story is much longer). There was a multi company tickets office and a very nice fella gave us the best option. My friend gave him a cuban...

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by AtomicGarden
Fri Jan 03, 2020 12:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chinese passenger ordered to pay 123,358 yuan (US$17,712) for throwing coins at a plane engine
Replies: 25
Views: 5984

Re: Chinese passenger ordered to pay 123,358 yuan (US$17,712) for throwing coins at a plane engine

I was just talking to some colleagues today about coin-throwing Chinese passengers...

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by AtomicGarden
Mon Dec 09, 2019 1:46 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Second tier advanced fighter projects news and discussion
Replies: 98
Views: 18762

Re: Second tier advanced fighter projects news and discussion

The Gripen E hovers just outside the lightweight fighter category while the Gripen C is firmly inside it, either way both aircraft are underpowered for the fighter mission. Gripen E is unlikely to be competitive on the international market not only for its cost but capability. If we have learnt any...

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by AtomicGarden
Fri Nov 29, 2019 1:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FAA accuses Lufthansa of illegal flights
Replies: 112
Views: 21979

Re: FAA accuses Lufthansa of illegal flights

Doesn't the FAA have offices and staff in major US airports? some employee must have at some point said "oh look we weren't told LH was gonna fly here!". I find that odd. And even if it's Lufty's fault, 6.5mill seems quite a fine for a bureaucratic mistake that likely didn't endanger anyb...

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by AtomicGarden
Fri Nov 29, 2019 12:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FAA accuses Lufthansa of illegal flights
Replies: 112
Views: 21979

Re: FAA accuses Lufthansa of illegal flights

Doesn't the FAA have offices and staff in major US airports? some employee must have at some point said "oh look we weren't told LH was gonna fly here!". I find that odd. And even if it's Lufty's fault, 6.5mill seems quite a fine for a bureaucratic mistake that likely didn't endanger anybo...

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by AtomicGarden
Wed Nov 27, 2019 12:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Atlas Global suspending flights
Replies: 51
Views: 16605

Re: Atlas Global suspending flights

usflyer msp wrote:
I have always hated their name. Atlas Global - what does that even mean?


Until I read the thread, I thought they were a cargo airline (Atlas Air)

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by AtomicGarden
Wed Nov 20, 2019 1:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Conviasa starts MEX
Replies: 20
Views: 4279

Re: Conviasa starts MEX

[quote="AtomicGarden"]And in related news, I just read in Coviasa's clown CEO's twitter that they will use their 340 for flights to Argentina in January. So that means it's back in business?

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by AtomicGarden
Wed Nov 20, 2019 1:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Conviasa starts MEX
Replies: 20
Views: 4279

Re: Conviasa starts MEX

And in related news, I just read in Coviasa's clown CEO's twitter that they will use their 340 for flights to Argentina. Oh my, please Alberto don't bring us again closer to Venezuela...

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by AtomicGarden
Sat Nov 16, 2019 12:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Mexico city's new airport to be improved Santa Lucía Airport
Replies: 143
Views: 37653

Re: Updated: Mexico city's new airport to be improved Santa Lucía Airport

So it's two terminals separated by a plaza, will they be linked by a tunnel+train? I don't like translucent ceilings either (we have them in my city at bus stops and you roast under them in the summer)

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by AtomicGarden
Tue Nov 12, 2019 1:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas A380 door nearly ripped off aircraft during towing mishap
Replies: 45
Views: 13497

Re: Qantas A380 door nearly ripped off aircraft during towing mishap

smithbs wrote:
Let me get in front of this right now - Please! No jokes about speed tape! We all know that joke!

Enough!


I thought you were gonna gonna lose it over the "hanger" thing :weeping:

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by AtomicGarden
Tue Nov 12, 2019 12:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Eagle ERJ 145 Slides Off Icy Runway
Replies: 65
Views: 10717

Re: American Eagle ERJ 145 Slides Off Icy Runway

Fortunately no one was hurt but the aircraft and maybe the pilots' pride,but I am concerned that the reporter on the flight was paying attention to making a video on their phone rather than paying full attention to the landing. If this had ended up being a more serious situation where an evacuation...

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by AtomicGarden
Tue Nov 05, 2019 12:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alitalia News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1417
Views: 335817

Re: Alitalia bankruptcy and selling process discussion thread

Would pay cuts be acceptable?. Where do you propose to productively employ thousands of people?. I would prefer a pay cut rather than getting sacked. As to what to do with the people, that depends on the company. In some cases there is an overstaffing in middle-to-upper management leaving those in ...

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by AtomicGarden
Mon Nov 04, 2019 10:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alitalia News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1417
Views: 335817

Re: Alitalia bankruptcy and selling process discussion thread

I can't be mad at the unions for resisting a take over which means firing staff. Even if they are partly to blame. Could a new management get away with just pay and benefit reductions and maybe relocation of surplus/unnecesary/redundant employees? and a total stop of new workers.

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by AtomicGarden
Sat Oct 26, 2019 12:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ANA-JAL reveal joint Olympic 2020 livery torch relay plane
Replies: 4
Views: 4163

Re: ANA-JAL reveal joint Olympic 2020 livery torch relay plane

A million times better than the normal liveries (I really like orange planes)

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by AtomicGarden
Wed Oct 23, 2019 12:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Best Etihad Livery just arrived
Replies: 16
Views: 7677

Re: Best Etihad Livery just arrived

A great livery became even better.

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by AtomicGarden
Tue Oct 22, 2019 12:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aeroflot New Livery?
Replies: 64
Views: 16315

Re: Aeroflot New Livery?

I'm not the brightest lad when it comes to design, so it took me some 15 seconds to really see the difference, and only when going from one pic to another. So the tail flag is larger and they painted the wingtips. That one is a nice touch.

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by AtomicGarden
Mon Oct 21, 2019 12:56 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What do you do for work?
Replies: 108
Views: 20172

Re: What do you do for work?

Customer service supervisor for a medium airline; I like to say I solve pax problems which the grunts cannot deal with (including the mundane). I sometimes hate more those below me more than the clients... it's like a sergeant dealing with a kindergarten populated by adults.

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by AtomicGarden
Sun Oct 20, 2019 11:06 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: T-X becomes T-7A Red Hawk
Replies: 81
Views: 15990

Re: T-X becomes T-7A Red Hawk

What a good looking lil' aircraft, this is. Just turned it into my phone's wallpaper.

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by AtomicGarden
Sun Oct 20, 2019 8:21 pm
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Why does this photo have so many views?
Replies: 7
Views: 8173

Re: Why does this photo have so many views?

I think it's a nice question. The short answer is probably nostalgy combined with being an old pic.

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by AtomicGarden
Sun Oct 20, 2019 7:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Mexico city's new airport to be improved Santa Lucía Airport
Replies: 143
Views: 37653

Re: Updated: Mexico city's new airport to be improved Santa Lucía Airport

MEX in 2018 had 47.7M passengers. MEX RANK in the TOP50 throughout the years: 2005 / 43 / 24,115,552 2006 / 44 / 24,727,296 2007 / 44 / 25,881,662 2008 / 44 / 26,210,217 2009 / 50 / 24,243,056 2013 / 49 / 31,534,638 2014 / 48 / 34,255,739 2015 / 45 / 38,433,288 2016 / 44 / 41,410,254 2017 / 36 / 44...

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by AtomicGarden
Sat Oct 19, 2019 1:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Mexico city's new airport to be improved Santa Lucía Airport
Replies: 143
Views: 37653

Re: Updated: Mexico city's new airport to be improved Santa Lucía Airport

Forgive my question, but what is MEX's major problem? terminal? slots? runways? location?

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by AtomicGarden
Tue Oct 15, 2019 1:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Miami Air new livery
Replies: 17
Views: 5631

Re: Miami Air new livery

To me it looks like a mix between UA and a business jet.

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by AtomicGarden
Tue Oct 15, 2019 12:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Florida Woman’s Arm and foot severed by planes propeller
Replies: 24
Views: 8663

Re: Florida Woman’s Arm and foot severed by planes propeller

bob75013 wrote:
You really cannot see the spinning prop, and unless you are thinking about it, it's an easy mistake to make.


Is it difficult to hear, also? Or you mean she just miscalculated her distance to the spinning props?

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by AtomicGarden
Tue Oct 15, 2019 12:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Lufthansa cabin crew strike November 7th, 2019 1300 flights cancelled
Replies: 26
Views: 2705

Re: Lufthansa cabin crew union calls for Sunday strike in Frankfurt, Munich

Aside from Luftansa, for which there is a strike notice, are there any other airlines where union and management are in a contentious relationships and strikes are in the immediate horizon for the next 4 months. Is it British Airways as well? What about KLM and separately, Air France? What are the ...

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by AtomicGarden
Sat Sep 28, 2019 1:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing settles MAX deaths - $1.2+ million USD
Replies: 29
Views: 6564

Re: Boeing puts a price tag on your life-- $1.2 million USD

AerolineasAR343 wrote:
Ha! No way I'm worth that much.


Is it a coincidence that being from Argentina made me think the exact same? 1.2 mill seems a lot, with or without devaluation. Don't tell my girlfriend!

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by AtomicGarden
Fri Sep 27, 2019 1:23 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Greatest myths about air industry
Replies: 55
Views: 6283

Re: Greatest myths about air industry

I hate listening to fellow coworkers say "all airlines lose money" as a way to justify bad management and bleeding cash.

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by AtomicGarden
Fri Sep 20, 2019 12:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: SAS presenting new livery
Replies: 597
Views: 141755

Re: Updated: SAS presenting new livery

Better than the current one, so it's fine with me. I would've kept the SCANDINAVIAN in the fuselage and the SAS only on the tail though.

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by AtomicGarden
Wed Sep 18, 2019 7:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LATAM to unveil 77W with Star Wars livery
Replies: 12
Views: 2756

Re: LATAM to unveil 77W with Star Wars livery

Very nice - I immediately began humming the Emperor's them song.

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by AtomicGarden
Wed Sep 18, 2019 7:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL explanation on checking carry on bags
Replies: 97
Views: 15992

Re: DL explanation on checking carry on bags

I find the uproar a bit exaggerated. It's not like they forced the people to pay for the checked bag. Some may not like the answer by DL (which I don't know if it can be true, but according somem members here, it's possible) but DL wouldn't go through the hassle of checking so many bags for nothing....

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by AtomicGarden
Sun Sep 15, 2019 1:40 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Yes/No Poll: Do You Like American Airlines?
Replies: 51
Views: 3792

Re: Yes/No Poll: Do You Like American Airlines?

Not really. I had a very badly handled IROPS situation earlier this year. Even for a weather related diversion, I'm pretty sure they had to bring a replacement crew, but didn't offer any information about it, just kept delaying the ETD. Ground staff, while trying their best, had no idea on how to ge...

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