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by flydude380
Mon Jul 30, 2018 3:48 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Does anyone here own their own plane?
Replies: 19
Views: 3879

Re: Does anyone here own their own plane?

Like, who wouldn’t have their own? Peasants!

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by flydude380
Wed Jul 25, 2018 12:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar Airways adds 3rd daily MAD flight
Replies: 19
Views: 4046

Re: Qatar Airways adds 3rd daily MAD flight

Does QR have their own local staff or they use a contractor? This can make a difference. But yes, with the right number of staff and no adverse conditions it can be done. Cleaners and stuff will be contracted. Staff doing the actual check-in will be contracted, while the QR agents actually employed...

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by flydude380
Tue Jul 24, 2018 7:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar Airways adds 3rd daily MAD flight
Replies: 19
Views: 4046

Re: Qatar Airways adds 3rd daily MAD flight

I thought so too. Deplaning/cleaning/catering/refueling/boarding, that's tight. I wouldnt call that tight, providing all aspects of getting the aircraft ready for the next departure are executed correctly and efficiently it certainly can be done. At the airline I work at we do 1hr 10 min turns on A...

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by flydude380
Tue Jul 24, 2018 7:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ministers pay £1m to Qatar Airways to market Wales
Replies: 7
Views: 1624

Re: Ministers pay £1m to Qatar Airways to market Wales

After the subsidy and providing QR finds a better route to utilize the aircraft, they’ll be out!

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by flydude380
Tue Jul 24, 2018 5:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA FA mocks passenger who reported masturbating neighbor
Replies: 59
Views: 12269

Re: UA FA mocks passenger who reported masturbating neighbor

Must’ve been a cultural clash of case of a European unable to distinguish between a light joke to diffuse the situation. Which, kinda annoys me. Now, put an Aussie in the picture...

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by flydude380
Sun Jul 22, 2018 3:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL fires a Korean speaking gate agent for misconduct
Replies: 43
Views: 11819

Re: DL fires a Korean speaking gate agent for misconduct

Beware ground agents... gone are the days the agent could waive anything and get away with it! Especially, at overseas stations.

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by flydude380
Sun Jul 15, 2018 11:41 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Flight Attendant on CBS Big Brother
Replies: 30
Views: 4882

Re: Flight Attendant on CBS Big Brother

From the AJC article linked above: “I try to play nice nasty,” she said. “When it comes to passengers, basically I’ll help you if I absolutely have to but if I don’t, I probably won’t.” Terrible attitude, deserves to be fired. There are plenty of thoroughly decent Delta FAs to whom she is giving a ...

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by flydude380
Sat Jul 14, 2018 6:35 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Is this a first? One guy asks another guy to marry him on board an Argentina domestic flight
Replies: 47
Views: 2348

Re: Is this a first? One guy asks another guy to marry him on board an Argentina domestic flight

I hate attention seekers advertising their love for each other in public - including on flights!

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by flydude380
Mon Jul 09, 2018 6:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aer Lingus Nightstopping EI601/519?
Replies: 14
Views: 2912

Re: Aer Lingus Nightstopping EI601/519?

Aer Lingus aircraft and crews don’t night stop around Europe - except for LHR, SNN, BFS and some crews that are DUB based stop at ORK sometimes. Those days are of European nights stops for EI crew are gone.

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by flydude380
Fri Jul 06, 2018 7:57 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why does CDG have flights to PPT but not NOU?
Replies: 13
Views: 2701

Re: Why does CDG have flights to PPT but not NOU?

Besides TN flying to CDG. Isn’t AF kind of forced to operate the PPT route from a political aspect as well as a labour aspect (PPT crew base)?

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by flydude380
Fri Jul 06, 2018 2:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: When will all Air Tahiti Nui A340s be withdrawn?
Replies: 24
Views: 4908

Re: When will all Air Tahiti Nui A340s be withdrawn?

Would be great to see SYD resumed. Btw, do their crew stopover in AKL? It seems a short flight. They would stopover both cabin and flights crew, aircraft is on the ground for 3.5hrs in AKL. Pretty sure NZ cabin crew return the same day with a 75 min turnaround in PPT. Wonder if they make the cabin ...

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by flydude380
Fri Jul 06, 2018 8:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: When will all Air Tahiti Nui A340s be withdrawn?
Replies: 24
Views: 4908

Re: When will all Air Tahiti Nui A340s be withdrawn?

Would be great to see SYD resumed.

Btw, do their crew stopover in AKL? It seems a short flight.

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by flydude380
Thu Jul 05, 2018 12:10 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: New Flight Attendant with US Green Card/Permanent Resident
Replies: 12
Views: 3772

Re: New Flight Attendant with US Green Card/Permanent Resident

So good to see fellow dual citizens at US carriers. I think we can all agree that MOST (especially legacy) US carriers are the best to work for in the world! :)

I’ve read Air Canada’s contract and spoken the crews from there. I’d say their also a great place to work :)

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by flydude380
Sat Jun 30, 2018 11:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United daily double SFO-SIN will cancel LAX-SIN
Replies: 124
Views: 23168

Re: United daily double SFO-SIN will cancel LAX-SIN

Sad to see UA shrinking LAX :(

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by flydude380
Fri Jun 29, 2018 9:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta ejects passengers over airplane mode spat
Replies: 177
Views: 16966

Re: Delta ejects passengers over airplane mode spat

FA was enforcing duties and ensuring that they were. Pax need to stop giving lip to FAs and the general public needs to stop the beef against em.

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by flydude380
Fri Jun 29, 2018 4:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: China Southern secures traffic rights to operate Beijing-London service
Replies: 14
Views: 3916

Re: China Southern secures traffic rights to operate Beijing-London service

Perhaps off topic... but, this airline deserves prosperity! I flew them FEB 2017 to and from SYD and you can see how hard they are trying to become a 5 star premium carrier. 787, A380 and A330 I flew were all fantastic and clean. Crew both in the air and on the ground delivered excellent service. Th...

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by flydude380
Thu Jun 28, 2018 9:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Atlantic drops Dubai
Replies: 121
Views: 20938

Re: Virgin Atlantic drops Dubai

I knew this day will come. Sad indeed. How long till DEL is dropped?

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by flydude380
Thu Jun 28, 2018 9:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flight attendants have a higher rate of every cancer outcome, study says
Replies: 70
Views: 9895

Re: Flight attendants have a higher rate of every cancer outcome, study says

Do you think the pigment of your skin also increases/decreases the chances? For example, how prone are South Asian, African or Mediterranean crews in Southern Europe to developing cancer, compared to those that are fair and/or of Northern European descent.

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by flydude380
Wed Jun 27, 2018 8:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why No UK-UAE LCC Service?
Replies: 39
Views: 4116

Re: Why No UK-UAE LCC Service?

I’m pretty sure TUI operated to Dubai. If wiki is correct, yes, TUI does operate from Dubai (DWC). But no, TUI does not fly from UK to Dubai. Only from AMS and HAJ (if wiki is accurate). (TUI) LGW/MAN/BHX operate DWC seasonally, Winter 16/17 and 18/19. TUI is also not a LCC. Charter or LCC. Same di...

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by flydude380
Wed Jun 27, 2018 10:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why No UK-UAE LCC Service?
Replies: 39
Views: 4116

Re: Why No UK-UAE LCC Service?

I’m pretty sure TUI operated to Dubai.

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by flydude380
Wed Jun 27, 2018 9:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa's Grip on Berlin-Tegel
Replies: 11
Views: 2828

Re: Lufthansa's Grip on Berlin-Tegel

After Air Berlin's collapse, LH pretty much have a monopoly on domestic flights in Germany... Hence why prices are becoming unbearable. Flight tomorrow returning Friday (all prices are round trip amounts) TXL-FRA is 56 EUR on EasyJet and 109 EUR on LH. Same dates for MUC? 65 EUR EasyJet / 115 EUR o...

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by flydude380
Sun Jun 24, 2018 7:51 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Wizz Air starts charging for all hand luggage (sort of)
Replies: 22
Views: 2837

Re: Wizz Air starts charging for all hand luggage (sort of)

Wizz is a confusing airline. Not to mention, a horrible one. Why anyone would fly them is beyond me. But then again, I’m a legacy/major snob and I am also against LCC, since they’ve ruined the industry. Anyways, I used to handle Wizz flights when I was a ground agent for a particular GHA. It was a c...

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by flydude380
Sat Jun 23, 2018 12:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LCY-BUD to be launched by LOT
Replies: 46
Views: 4739

Re: LCY-BUD to be launched by LOT

Looks like LOT is the new national carrier of Hungary :)

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by flydude380
Wed Jun 20, 2018 10:03 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airline Paid Hotel Rooms for Teens who Misconnect
Replies: 14
Views: 1827

Re: Airline Paid Hotel Rooms for Teens who Misconnect

Well... when I was with a particular handling agent at a particular airport, the poor minors ranging from 12-16 were stuck in our rest area!! I used to feel sorry for them (except, when they were rude or stuck up when you tried striking a convo with them). If I was a minor and subjected to spend a n...

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by flydude380
Sat Jun 16, 2018 8:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: future AZ uniforms revealed when?
Replies: 24
Views: 2737

Re: future AZ uniforms revealed when?

They need to get their priorities straight, btw how old are their current uniforms? Seems like the current uniforms are not that old. Indeed. This airline’s priorities are all fudged up! And to answer your question, the uniforms are two years old. I can’t believe some individuals are here saying th...

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by flydude380
Wed Jun 13, 2018 2:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Britains First Sharia Airline
Replies: 121
Views: 17612

Re: Britains First Sharia Airline

Why would that aircraft need crew and how does he expect it to reach any Muslim country?! Besides, there are plenty of Shariah-Compliant airlines out there, such as Saudi Airlines and Malaysia. Next!

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by flydude380
Sat Jun 09, 2018 9:59 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Inflight theft.
Replies: 23
Views: 3469

Re: Inflight theft.

First of all, people need to realize your possessions are your responsibility. When flying, I always keep my stuff safe on a long-haul and frequently check my belongings. Why anyone becomes complacent in a confined place with hundreds of strangers is beyond my understanding. Secondly, there are a lo...

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by flydude380
Wed Jun 06, 2018 8:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA dropping Calgary effective October for winter sced.
Replies: 53
Views: 10344

Re: BA dropping Calgary effective October for winter sced.

Really really sad :( especially, as I know BA North-American groundstaff have been in a battle to retain their jobs. Does BA really have ground staff of its own at Calgary, other than perhaps a Station Manager? For one flight a day, unless they also contract-handle some other airline, surely this w...

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by flydude380
Wed Jun 06, 2018 2:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA dropping Calgary effective October for winter sced.
Replies: 53
Views: 10344

Re: BA dropping Calgary effective October for winter sced.

Really really sad :( especially, as I know BA North-American groundstaff have been in a battle to retain their jobs.

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by flydude380
Thu May 31, 2018 6:48 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: How far out of the way will people connect?
Replies: 104
Views: 5861

Re: How far out of the way will people connect?

There are occasions myself as well as other individuals have hopped over to fly out of DUB. We’ve done this both on a confirmed ticket or a non-rev/staff ticket. Why? Because departure tax is lower!! Despite sometimes having to pay for the flight itself to DUB or booking a night in a hotel there, it...

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by flydude380
Mon May 28, 2018 8:47 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: The Downgrade of Hawaii Inflight Service
Replies: 42
Views: 5851

Re: The Downgrade of Hawaii Inflight Service

I really don’t understand why people are getting hung up on that rubbish, they’d call a meal. If AA or another airline enhances it he catering, you’ll be moaning the prices have gone up!

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by flydude380
Sun May 27, 2018 9:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Music in Airport Terminals
Replies: 90
Views: 6355

Re: Music in Airport Terminals

In DTW, I’ve heard Eminem play... jokes!

Tbh, I’ve not heard music in ages play within terminals. Unless, I’m not focusing.

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by flydude380
Sun May 27, 2018 8:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA 1293 Pax turned over to the FBI
Replies: 15
Views: 4177

Re: AA 1293 Pax turned over to the FBI

Good riddance!

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by flydude380
Thu May 24, 2018 8:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA ends another African destination - June 2018
Replies: 57
Views: 11180

Re: BA ends another African destination - June 2018

This is supposed to be one of the most profitable!!

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by flydude380
Wed May 23, 2018 2:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta opens pop-up lounge for middle-seat passengers in Boston
Replies: 43
Views: 9862

Re: Delta opens pop-up lounge for middle-seat passengers in Boston

Typical... ungreatful pax... not all. But many.

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by flydude380
Mon May 21, 2018 8:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FA attention question
Replies: 72
Views: 7871

Re: FA attention question

Did this FA bully you? If no, stop with the beef! And if she did, then her mobile phone has nothing to do with it! Ughh!! As for silent review procedures... each FA does it in their own way. Some even do it while speaking and smiling at the pax in front of them. I bet if she was having a conversatio...

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by flydude380
Sun May 20, 2018 8:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future U.S. Expansion Possibilities For Aer Lingus
Replies: 156
Views: 20615

Re: Future U.S. Expansion Possibilities For Aer Lingus

What if EI started SAV!! :) the amount of people there claiming to be Irish descent is second to BOS! Lol

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by flydude380
Fri May 18, 2018 8:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA tells FAs to stop Sloppy Grooming
Replies: 168
Views: 20157

Re: UA tells FAs to stop Sloppy Grooming

I would agree that there are a lot of US crews that are sloppy in their appearance. Both pilots and FAs. Likewise for European Airlines. There are some crews from particular airlines that are well-groomed. Delta and Southwest spring to mind. As well as Alaska and Hawaiian to a certain extent. AA is ...

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by flydude380
Wed May 16, 2018 7:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Asiana Airlines A333 knocks tail off Turkish Airlines A321 at IST
Replies: 112
Views: 25441

Re: Asiana Airlines A333 knocks tail off Turkish Airlines A321 at IST

TK will now want OZ outta the star alliance :D

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by flydude380
Tue May 15, 2018 9:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA kicks off 1st class pax for serving drinks to economy pax
Replies: 30
Views: 7943

Re: AA kicks off 1st class pax for serving drinks to economy pax

Is this guy for a real?! Think he needs to move over here to Europe and start flying budget carriers instead. Well done AA!

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by flydude380
Mon May 14, 2018 9:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Leaked Sneak Peek: United New Uniforms
Replies: 41
Views: 14457

Re: Leaked Sneak Peek: United New Uniforms

Horrible! Like, what is wrong with the current uniforms and aren’t they fairly new anyways?! Can’t airlines use the uniform budget on other things? I’m sure the employees will like it added to their bonuses and stop the random cuts to things like beverages! What is this madness?!

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by flydude380
Sun May 13, 2018 7:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Woman's tarmac tirade forces everyone off NK plane In ATL
Replies: 24
Views: 5787

Re: Woman's tarmac tirade forces everyone off NK plane In ATL

Oh darling, Spirit was made for you! If you happen to be flying to Europe sometimes, Norwegian and Wow are your options too.

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by flydude380
Sat May 12, 2018 9:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ALPA loses lawsuit against DOT over Norwegian licences
Replies: 45
Views: 5122

Re: ALPA loses lawsuit against DOT over Norwegian licences

Disappointed... well done to ALPA for trying their best!

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by flydude380
Sat May 12, 2018 9:38 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Allahu Akbar on a TK flight, and a sad end
Replies: 14
Views: 9217

Re: Allahu Akbar on a TK flight, and a sad end

Wait, this happened on Turkish Airlines?! Then again, Turkey is quite secular and many people are either Atheists or non-practicing. So, I can understand why this may have happened.

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by flydude380
Sat May 12, 2018 9:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines makes big adjustments in onboard food and beverage
Replies: 142
Views: 25171

Re: United Airlines makes big adjustments in onboard food and beverage

Of course they had to put tomato juice back on the menu! North-American passengers could get really angry sometimes if there is no tomato juice or ice! I’ve experienced it. I remember once as a ground agent for Air Transat (from a European station) the flight attendants did not want to close the doo...

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by flydude380
Fri May 11, 2018 1:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA gate agent asks nursing mom "How many boobs do you have"
Replies: 73
Views: 9563

Re: AA gate agent asks nursing mom "How many boobs do you have"

When people can’t take sarcasm... -__- Because sarcastic comments are part of a customer service agent's job... See what I did there? Meanwhile, in the real world: https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=breastfeeding+mother+attacked Was that an attempt to be sarcastic? Sarcastic comments happ...

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by flydude380
Fri May 11, 2018 5:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA gate agent asks nursing mom "How many boobs do you have"
Replies: 73
Views: 9563

Re: AA gate agent asks nursing mom "How many boobs do you have"

When people can’t take sarcasm... -__-

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by flydude380
Wed May 09, 2018 6:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL 1854 DTW-DEN; Smoke in Cabin; Evac on Taxiway
Replies: 67
Views: 7613

Re: DL 1854 DTW-DEN; Smoke in Cabin; Evac on Taxiway

Pax should be charged for failing to comply!

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by flydude380
Tue May 08, 2018 10:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Business Insider: How major airlines refer to Taiwan
Replies: 17
Views: 2938

Re: Business Insider: How major airlines refer to Taiwan

Mine is: Taiwan is Taiwan :)

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by flydude380
Tue May 08, 2018 8:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways announces 3 weekly LHR-DUR
Replies: 45
Views: 9166

Re: British Airways announces 3 weekly LHR-DUR

That wasn’t expected!

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