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by TTailedTiger
Wed Aug 21, 2019 2:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LGB files criminal charges against Mesa Airlines for noise violations
Replies: 105
Views: 9573

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

Alaska sent delayed flights to LAX and bussed often when I worked at SNA years ago. I assume it still happens. Passengers did not think “what a stupid rule”. They were still upset with the airline for being delayed. So I don’t think the airline would “win” passenger sympathy going that route. Why s...

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by TTailedTiger
Tue Aug 20, 2019 8:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 797 Thread - 2019
Replies: 1256
Views: 170692

Re: Boeing 797 Thread - 2019

I wouldn't be surprised to see an A321 type pay rate with an override to keep it in line with what current 7ER (757 & 767) pilots make. Spirit already does this with their A321's and it seems as though the pilot group is very happy with as it is a win win for both the company and labor. I'm loo...

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by TTailedTiger
Tue Aug 20, 2019 8:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 797 Thread - 2019
Replies: 1256
Views: 170692

Re: Boeing 797 Thread - 2019

Personally I think that the business case for the 797 is as close to dead / gamble as it can be, at least as far as we know the specs to be. The A321ceo can already carry 200+ passengers relatively comfortably and very affordably 2-6 hours away, with minimal risk of anything really. Flights are eas...

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by TTailedTiger
Tue Aug 20, 2019 5:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The 5 New "T" Gates in ATL
Replies: 53
Views: 6907

Re: The 5 New "T" Gates in ATL

I'm guessing that hangar is a relic leftover from the Republic merger?

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by TTailedTiger
Tue Aug 20, 2019 5:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 797 Thread - 2019
Replies: 1256
Views: 170692

Re: Boeing 797 Thread - 2019

Personally I think that the business case for the 797 is as close to dead / gamble as it can be, at least as far as we know the specs to be. The A321ceo can already carry 200+ passengers relatively comfortably and very affordably 2-6 hours away, with minimal risk of anything really. Flights are eas...

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by TTailedTiger
Tue Aug 20, 2019 4:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The 5 New "T" Gates in ATL
Replies: 53
Views: 6907

Re: The 5 New "T" Gates in ATL

ATL and the city of Atlanta are notoriously corrupt. I'm not bit surprised at the ridiculous cost for just five gates. As is most US cities' governments. It seems like some Atlanta politician is ways being indicted or investigated. By comparison, CVG renovated the entire A concourse for only $1 mil...

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by TTailedTiger
Tue Aug 20, 2019 4:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The 5 New "T" Gates in ATL
Replies: 53
Views: 6907

Re: The 5 New "T" Gates in ATL

ATL and the city of Atlanta are notoriously corrupt. I'm not bit surprised at the ridiculous cost for just five gates.

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by TTailedTiger
Tue Aug 20, 2019 1:45 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: US has amoral virulent form of Capitalism.
Replies: 74
Views: 2981

Re: US has amoral virulent form of Capitalism.

BS, not one of the thieves went to jail and now they are bigger and greedier than ever. Thievery and collusion on all fronts by the banks and Wall Street bankrupted millions with out any penalty what so ever, we bailed them out with our money. Uh...some of them are in prison. And some killed themse...

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by TTailedTiger
Tue Aug 20, 2019 1:29 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: US has amoral virulent form of Capitalism.
Replies: 74
Views: 2981

Re: US has amoral virulent form of Capitalism.

false statement. They could ( pay back ). as long as the housing bubble grew by way of price inflation in a demand driven market. What they did not survive was the final blow out. which would have been rather harmless if not: What then produced the GFC was having all the time repackaged, self rated...

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by TTailedTiger
Mon Aug 19, 2019 7:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LGB files criminal charges against Mesa Airlines for noise violations
Replies: 105
Views: 9573

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

Airlines should strictly follow the laws and for any late flights be sure to let the Passengers know they are diverting to BUR and busing them in because the city will not let them land 10 minutes past curfew. I agree 100%. Why don't they do this? Alaska sent delayed flights to LAX and bussed often...

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by TTailedTiger
Mon Aug 19, 2019 10:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 797 Thread - 2019
Replies: 1256
Views: 170692

Re: Boeing 797 Thread - 2019

The big problem for Boeing is to keep the 797 from eating 787 sales. The "do nothing" scenario will be the most challenging to beat for the MoM. In the end the question has to be asked: What would airlines buy if there is no 797? At least the remaining 767s should be prime targets for 787...

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by TTailedTiger
Mon Aug 19, 2019 12:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta pilots file objection to expanded JVs
Replies: 133
Views: 13835

Re: Delta pilots file objection to expanded JVs

A strike? By who?? ALPA-represented Pilots at Delta Air Lines? You have no idea how DALPA works - there will NOT be a strike. Really? So if the retirement of the 767 results in fewer wide-bodies on property you think the pilots will just be cool with it? Because as of now there are not enough sched...

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by TTailedTiger
Sun Aug 18, 2019 8:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta pilots file objection to expanded JVs
Replies: 133
Views: 13835

Re: Delta pilots file objection to expanded JVs

This scope issue is actually quite complicated - DL invested in VS and had VS do less flying to Asia and more flying to JFK. After all, JFK - LHR is the most profitable city pair. DL/VS is still #3, but without VS, DL was barely a blip - Revenue is going up, losses are minimal. Profit is expected t...

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by TTailedTiger
Sun Aug 18, 2019 6:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why did DL 122, BOS-EDI, just divert to PWM? (First DL 757 at PWM since 1996)
Replies: 20
Views: 5152

Re: Why did DL 122, BOS-EDI, just divert to PWM? (First DL 757 at PWM since 1996)

It mist have been something very critical that required landing at the nearest airport. I remember around 2006 a Delta 767 landed at LNK, an airport they didn't serve because of a "metal on chip" warning.

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by TTailedTiger
Sat Aug 17, 2019 11:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Pax sit on Delayed JFK-MIA Flight for 8 Hours, Fight Erupts
Replies: 28
Views: 7540

Re: Delta Pax sit on Delayed JFK-MIA Flight for 8 Hours, Fight Erupts

Park the plane at a remote stand. Bus the passengers back to the terminal. Refund their ticket so they can find another flight. That's all Delta needed to do to avoid this mess.

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by TTailedTiger
Sat Aug 17, 2019 10:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta pilots file objection to expanded JVs
Replies: 133
Views: 13835

Re: Delta pilots file objection to expanded JVs

How can anyone make an over-statement like "European Business Class is horrible" in comparison to U.S. carriers? I ask that person to state all the European carriers you have flown Business class on and when, and the same internationally with U.S. carriers. Lets see what you actually have...

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by TTailedTiger
Sat Aug 17, 2019 10:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta pilots file objection to expanded JVs
Replies: 133
Views: 13835

Re: Delta pilots file objection to expanded JVs

The government is supposed to protect the consumer, not Delta Air Lines. Allowing Delta to eliminate competition from KLM, Air France, and Virgin Atlantic does not help the consumer. Hmm, so then explain (1) why more consumers are flying (both the TATL and in total) than ever before, at (2) lower p...

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by TTailedTiger
Sat Aug 17, 2019 10:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta pilots file objection to expanded JVs
Replies: 133
Views: 13835

Re: Delta pilots file objection to expanded JVs

These JVs have been used to reduce capacity and competition in order to raise fares. And yet more people are flying the TATL than ever before, on more overall capacity, and fares are lower decade-over-decade than in any time in history relative to inflation. So kindly explain how anything you just ...

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by TTailedTiger
Sat Aug 17, 2019 9:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta pilots file objection to expanded JVs
Replies: 133
Views: 13835

Re: Delta pilots file objection to expanded JVs

Perhaps that is true, but how many new US routes have been added to AMS and CDG since 2007? They cannot operate from every US city to every European city. The JV can increase available city pairs, even though not everything is direct. I'd much rather fly TPA-ATL-GVA than TPA-AMS-GVA. We all know th...

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by TTailedTiger
Sat Aug 17, 2019 5:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta pilots file objection to expanded JVs
Replies: 133
Views: 13835

Re: Delta pilots file objection to expanded JVs

And not to mention that the benefits for frequent flyers are not standardized across the JV. DL passengers get screwed over on AF/KLM/VS flights. And even when you are supposed to get some reciprocal benefits it seems to be at the mercy of employee. Especially at AMS. Lots of complaints of DL passen...

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by TTailedTiger
Sat Aug 17, 2019 2:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta pilots file objection to expanded JVs
Replies: 133
Views: 13835

Re: Delta pilots file objection to expanded JVs

Agreed. Around 2007 Delta was running tons of flights to Europe from ATL, JFK, and CVG. We had a lot of nonstop options to secondary cities. Now they are doing everything they can to force passengers through AMS and CDG. Perhaps that is true, but how many new US routes have been added to AMS and CD...

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by TTailedTiger
Sat Aug 17, 2019 1:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta pilots file objection to expanded JVs
Replies: 133
Views: 13835

Re: Delta pilots file objection to expanded JVs

So this made my day. I’m not a big fan of unions, but I am a big fan of the consumer. These JVs have been used to reduce capacity and competition in order to raise fares. It never made sense that the pilots supported them. It always reduced their opportunities. Agreed. Around 2007 Delta was running...

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by TTailedTiger
Fri Aug 16, 2019 3:29 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Capital punishment in the US and Its future
Replies: 192
Views: 15621

Re: Capital punishment in the US and Its future

Tennessee executed another inmate tonight using the electric chair. I support the death penalty for premeditated murder but electrocution is just sick. If the guy didn't want lethal injection then they should have offered him a firing squad. It's the only method with zero botched executions since 18...

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by TTailedTiger
Fri Aug 16, 2019 2:52 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Chipolte going downhill fast
Replies: 33
Views: 1587

Re: Chipolte going downhill fast

They are very inconsistent. Some employees will give you a decent portion while others act like every ingredient is being paid for out of their own wallet. There are many better local options but if they were consistent they would at least be a semi-decent option.

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by TTailedTiger
Thu Aug 15, 2019 7:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA to Tweak 737 MAX Order
Replies: 55
Views: 13918

Re: UA to Tweak 737 MAX Order

Good to see the switch back to PTV's. IA and DL continues to make customer friendly changes while AA moves further and further into ULCC territory. IDK why you’re singling out American when United has been neck and neck with AA on their trek into ULCC territory ... well until this move back to PTV’...

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by TTailedTiger
Thu Aug 15, 2019 7:30 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: US has amoral virulent form of Capitalism.
Replies: 74
Views: 2981

Re: US has amoral virulent form of Capitalism.

Keep out the illegals, don't allow any more worker visas, and have stiff punishments for companies that hire illegals. That gets rid of a lot of the labor supply. Wages will then increase to stimulate demand from the legal labor pool. That's how a market economy works. You are constantly moaning ab...

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by TTailedTiger
Thu Aug 15, 2019 6:53 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Maine just gave asylum-seekers temporary housing within a few months - frustrating homeless who remain on waiting lists
Replies: 42
Views: 1476

Re: Maine Gives Housing To 150 illegal Aliens..............

We need to hire more immigration judges and keep a steady line moving. Get these freeloaders out of here.

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by TTailedTiger
Thu Aug 15, 2019 6:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA to Tweak 737 MAX Order
Replies: 55
Views: 13918

Re: UA to Tweak 737 MAX Order

Good to see the switch back to PTV's. IA and DL continues to make customer friendly changes while AA moves further and further into ULCC territory.

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by TTailedTiger
Wed Aug 14, 2019 11:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian plane loses small pieces over inhabitated area at FCO
Replies: 39
Views: 10855

Re: Norwegian plane loses small pieces over inhabitated area at FCO

The media and union will probably lie and say it was built in Charleston to further their agenda.

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by TTailedTiger
Wed Aug 14, 2019 9:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019
Replies: 2539
Views: 329604

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019

The Max will crash again at some point. It's statistically inevitable. But I seriously doubt it will be due to design error. Not after being under the microscope for so long. But it is being sold to airlines in countries who do not have any sort of quality training standards and where corruption ru...

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by TTailedTiger
Wed Aug 14, 2019 6:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019
Replies: 2539
Views: 329604

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019

Where do you get that form that report? The FAA has been saying the same thing for months. The FAA want's to be absolutely sure that the aircrsft is safe. However the new FAA Administrator comes from Delta who doesn't operate the MAX so the delay in recertification while necessary actually benefits...

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by TTailedTiger
Wed Aug 14, 2019 2:27 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: CNN Chris Cuomo loses it over "Fredo"
Replies: 68
Views: 2405

Re: CNN Chris Cuomo loses it over "Fredo"

Why do people let words get the best of them? Get over it and move on with your life. Not everyone is going to like you. That's just the way the world works. Legislating manners is a very dangerous road that we don't want to go down.

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by TTailedTiger
Wed Aug 14, 2019 2:15 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: US has amoral virulent form of Capitalism.
Replies: 74
Views: 2981

Re: US has amoral virulent form of Capitalism.

I do know that I agree, there is desperation in what is happening on our Southern Border. A human tide, all desperate for a better life. I am sure you realize it is easier to walk and swim up from South America than across an ocean. Think about it. The people from so called nicer countries also hav...

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by TTailedTiger
Tue Aug 13, 2019 8:36 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: US has amoral virulent form of Capitalism.
Replies: 74
Views: 2981

Re: US has amoral virulent form of Capitalism.

Sorry, but what complete nonsense. Not only is there abundant evidence of criminal fraud in the Financial Crisis Inquiry Report tied to specific individuals, but it was in fact so glaring that a sitting Federal Judge from the Southern District of New York with jurisdiction over Wall Street publishe...

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by TTailedTiger
Tue Aug 13, 2019 7:54 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: US has amoral virulent form of Capitalism.
Replies: 74
Views: 2981

Re: US has amoral virulent form of Capitalism.

It goes both ways. Why, for example, were no CEOs arrested after the financial crisis? That one gets me even more than a decade later. No CEO was arrested because the acts that led to the financial crisis were perfectly legal. Terrible lending practices and making a bad investing bet (mortgage back...

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by TTailedTiger
Mon Aug 12, 2019 11:52 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: US has amoral virulent form of Capitalism.
Replies: 74
Views: 2981

Re: US has amoral virulent form of Capitalism.

With Reaganomics, it is a race to the bottom. Which ever corporation can pay their workers the least and produce the most is also the most American and patriotic. According to St. Reagan. No corporation cares if you are sick or have kids. Corporations only care if you can work for the least per hou...

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by TTailedTiger
Sat Aug 10, 2019 11:41 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Updated: Jeffrey Epstein 'found dead in cell' in New York
Replies: 159
Views: 10545

Re: Updated: Jeffrey Epstein 'found dead in cell' in New York

Who the f cares. Thank you Mr Epstein for saving the taxpayers untold millions of dollars. I hope other suspects/prisoners will follow your example. Suicide is a right and all prisoners should be able to off themselves if they choose to.

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by TTailedTiger
Sat Aug 10, 2019 8:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: S7 flight runs off end of runway, barely takes off
Replies: 84
Views: 20426

Re: S7 flight runs off end of runway, barely takes off

Oops, looks like they filled the tanks with vodka instead of Jet A. :duck:

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by TTailedTiger
Sat Aug 10, 2019 5:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL closing NRT. Suspends NRT-SIN, Announces ICN-MNL
Replies: 266
Views: 41933

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

How did DL get the rights to operate ICN-MNL? Why wouldn't KE handle that traffic?

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by TTailedTiger
Sat Aug 10, 2019 2:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 30 years ago, Flying Tigers was merged into Federal Express
Replies: 35
Views: 4879

Re: 30 years ago, Flying Tigers was merged into Federal Express

Are there any written studies of that merger? I heard from a few FedEx employees that the Flying Tigers pilots were a really mean bunch who were constantly making trouble for everyone. Considering they were started by people who were in Chennaults Chinese AF American Volunteer Group "Flying Ti...

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by TTailedTiger
Fri Aug 09, 2019 10:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Drunk FA fired (UA Express, ORD-SBN)
Replies: 62
Views: 10380

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

So flight attendants get fired for being drunk but pilots get "rehab" and sent right back to the flight deck? What kind of sense does this make?

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by TTailedTiger
Fri Aug 09, 2019 6:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 30 years ago, Flying Tigers was merged into Federal Express
Replies: 35
Views: 4879

Re: 30 years ago, Flying Tigers was merged into Federal Express

Are there any written studies of that merger? I heard from a few FedEx employees that the Flying Tigers pilots were a really mean bunch who were constantly making trouble for everyone.

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by TTailedTiger
Thu Aug 08, 2019 9:12 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Socialist Democrats of America - Cringeworthy
Replies: 52
Views: 2263

Re: Socialist Democrats of America - Cringeworthy

Yeah Antonov, Comac, and Sukhoi are really leading the way in aerospace... Listen to yourself. Capitalism is responsible for everything good on this world. The hypocrites at that convention were using iPads. :lol: And here comes another example of how the US indoctrinates its people to the point of...

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by TTailedTiger
Thu Aug 08, 2019 7:29 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Socialist Democrats of America - Cringeworthy
Replies: 52
Views: 2263

Re: Socialist Democrats of America - Cringeworthy

If socialism is so terrible, I expect you will not use Medicare ever or any public transit ever. Use your own bootstraps. Yeah Antonov, Comac, and Sukhoi are really leading the way in aerospace... Listen to yourself. Capitalism is responsible for everything good on this world. The hypocrites at tha...

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by TTailedTiger
Thu Aug 08, 2019 6:25 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Socialist Democrats of America - Cringeworthy
Replies: 52
Views: 2263

Re: Socialist Democrats of America - Cringeworthy

If socialism is so terrible, I expect you will not use Medicare ever or any public transit ever. Use your own bootstraps. Yeah Antonov, Comac, and Sukhoi are really leading the way in aerospace... Listen to yourself. Capitalism is responsible for everything good on this world. The hypocrites at tha...

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by TTailedTiger
Thu Aug 08, 2019 3:35 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why BA can't compete with LH at DTW?
Replies: 22
Views: 3087

Re: Why BA can't compete with LH at DTW?

I'm not surprised that LH does so well at US airline hubs. There's no comparison in the onboard service and lounges.

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by TTailedTiger
Wed Aug 07, 2019 10:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH switching A346 on MUC CLT
Replies: 10
Views: 1553

Re: LH switching A346 on MUC CLT

CLT-MUC would seem like a good 787 route when LH gets them. Or an A330 if LH has any based at MUC. The A359 seems like overkill for such a short flight.

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by TTailedTiger
Wed Aug 07, 2019 1:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: American Airlines Increases International Presence, Makes First Entrance Into Africa
Replies: 508
Views: 94207

Re: Rumor: American to make huge announcement

Parker finally gets booted out?

Fingers crossed...

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