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by dampfnudel
Sat Jul 20, 2019 5:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why Virgin America Failed
Replies: 51
Views: 8913

Re: Why Virgin America Failed

If it was truly a failure, Alaska would’ve never purchased it. At least that’s my opinion.

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by dampfnudel
Sat Jul 20, 2019 5:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United to expand premium 767s to Switzerland
Replies: 54
Views: 8739

Re: United to expand premium 767s to Switzerland

Why is United investing in these old 767 and not in new 787-9 for these flights. United's 767 plans should include their exit not new Polaris seats for a high J version. UA has invested heavily in upgrading the 767-300ER fleet, similar to what DL did with theirs a few years back and both airlines h...

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by dampfnudel
Fri Jul 12, 2019 5:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Maui OGG closed due ongoing brush fires
Replies: 11
Views: 2390

Re: Maui OGG closed due ongoing brush fires

Is the fire moving north or south?

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by dampfnudel
Fri Jul 12, 2019 4:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM calls for people to fly less
Replies: 237
Views: 22991

Re: KLM calls for people to fly less

It’s like someone just threw a bucket of ice water on us and ironically it’s someone in the industry. I know it will be difficult for some of the jet setters on this board who have become accustomed to traveling to far flung destinations for both business and pleasure, but the reality is all of that...

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by dampfnudel
Fri Jul 12, 2019 4:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Maui OGG closed due ongoing brush fires
Replies: 11
Views: 2390

Re: Maui OGG closed due ongoing brush fires

Do crews use hotels in Lahaina?

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by dampfnudel
Thu Jul 11, 2019 10:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta announces MD-90 retirement deadline - end 2022
Replies: 102
Views: 13084

Re: Delta announces MD-90 retirement deadline - end 2022

Thank god. I hope the 717 follows soon after. The 717 is a comfortable ride. But it's probably done as a type once DL phases theirs out (unless someone else takes them). Wouldn't be surprised at all if all of the 717s ever built were scrapped by the end of 1 January 2030. And the last one will most...

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by dampfnudel
Thu Jul 11, 2019 6:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Atlanta Mayor OK's Smoking Ban at ATL
Replies: 189
Views: 13509

Re: Atlanta Mayor OK's Smoking Ban at ATL

Good news--Atlanta welcome to the rest of the United States Welcome to Canada circa 2002-2006. Do any US states still allow smoking in public places like restaurants? I’d like to know which ones to avoid visiting. Don’t go to Nevada, smoking everywhere. I visited Vegas in 2017 and I definitely noti...

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by dampfnudel
Tue Jul 02, 2019 10:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Puts Unaccompanied Minor on Flight to the Wrong Country
Replies: 76
Views: 13671

Re: United Puts Unaccompanied Minor on Flight to the Wrong Country

Story with more details from a local source: https://www.wral.com/united-puts-raleigh-teen-on-wrong-international-flight/18485627/ He was going to visit his grandparents in Sweden. And yes, he could tell the difference between German and Swedish. Turns out our kids know this kid. When we told them ...

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by dampfnudel
Tue Jul 02, 2019 8:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta improves intl Main Cabin experience
Replies: 156
Views: 20808

Re: Delta improves intl Main Cabin experience

Let's take a look at how this differs from the current international main cabin offerings : 1. Bellini service replaces the first full beverage service that came with cocktail snacks. So if you want a diet coke or a gin and tonic, you're gonna have to wait for the beverage cart that accompanies the...

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by dampfnudel
Sat Jun 22, 2019 8:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AC Passenger left on plane at remote stand at YYZ
Replies: 128
Views: 19173

Re: AC Passenger left on plane at remote stand at YYZ

Something doesn’t sound right to me about this. I can’t imagine AC staff being this incompetent.

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by dampfnudel
Tue Jun 18, 2019 1:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019
Replies: 3768
Views: 383186

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019

Boeing Says It’s Open to Changing the Name of Grounded 737 Max Jet https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2019-06-17/boeing-says-it-s-open-to-name-change-for-grounded-737-max-jet Fair use quote excerpt: Boeing Co. is open to dropping the “Max” branding for its latest 737 jetliner, depending on an ...

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by dampfnudel
Tue Jun 18, 2019 1:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turbulence: Flight Attendant slammed into ceiling (video)
Replies: 21
Views: 4466

Re: Turbulence: Flight Attendant slammed into ceiling (video)

Back in the day I would take my belt off after takeoff to be more comfortable during the flight. Then about 20 years ago, I heard about a young Japanese woman on a United flight to Honolulu who died when she hit her head during turbulence and since then, my seatbelt stays on.

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by dampfnudel
Tue May 28, 2019 7:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A220 gets 2.3T MTOW increase
Replies: 246
Views: 37299

Re: A220 gets 2.3T MTOW increase

I guess the A220-500 would be a great addition to Delta’s fleet if it ever gets built.

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by dampfnudel
Tue May 28, 2019 7:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest's 737-200s
Replies: 36
Views: 7676

Re: Southwest's 737-200s

It was a -300 in 2009. I believe it was N347SW They should have just kept it in the desert livery until retirement in 2013.When did Southwest begin retiring the 737-200s? lol They repainted a handful of -300s weeks/months before retirement I think. Here's one https://imgproc.airliners.net/photos/ai...

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by dampfnudel
Wed May 22, 2019 11:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bloomberg: Wow Air Collapse is Crashing the Icelandic Economy
Replies: 112
Views: 19576

Re: Bloomberg: Wow Air Collapse is Crashing the Icelandic Economy

What a joke making WOW a scapegoat for the issues the Icelandic economy is having.

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by dampfnudel
Wed May 22, 2019 11:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA's Munoz: Will be on first 737 MAX flight, willing to change flights for customers
Replies: 116
Views: 16300

Re: UA's Munoz: Will be on first 737 MAX flight, willing to change flights for customers

That’s a nice gesture to allow passengers who feel uncomfortable to fly on a 737 MAX to change their flight without any penalties. I think that policy should remain in place for at least a year which will basically be a probationary period for the updated/corrected MAX. I hope AA, WN and the others ...

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by dampfnudel
Tue May 21, 2019 11:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Belgium A343 (OO-ABB) Operating as BA184 EWR-LHR
Replies: 4
Views: 523

Re: Air Belgium A343 (OO-ABB) Operating as BA184 EWR-LHR

mwhcvt wrote:
Yes it’s all about 787 being out due to RR issues, and the Air Belgium A343 has been subbing for BA for a few months now, they put it on a particular route for a block of time, so it’s been moving around the system every few weeks currently it’s on the EWR route


Thanks for the reply.

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by dampfnudel
Tue May 21, 2019 11:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Belgium A343 (OO-ABB) Operating as BA184 EWR-LHR
Replies: 4
Views: 523

Air Belgium A343 (OO-ABB) Operating as BA184 EWR-LHR

I saw an A340 flying out of EWR yesterday evening and I was unfamiliar with the livery. I looked it up on FR24 and was surprised to discover it was an Air Belgium A343 operating as BA184. Does BA have a shortage of long haul aircraft (787 out of service/engine problems)?

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by dampfnudel
Tue May 14, 2019 12:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019
Replies: 3768
Views: 383186

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019

Just heard a report on NBC News, it's unlikely the MAX will get airborne before the end of the summer. I guess airlines with the MAX in their fleet are now making contingencies for the MAX to possibly be out of service for the rest of the year. I hope Boeing is accelerating their plans for a replac...

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by dampfnudel
Tue May 14, 2019 12:45 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What comes after the B797 ??
Replies: 74
Views: 8561

Re: What comes after the B797 ??

797 will be the NSA. NMA has no business case. Don’t worry about anything after that, because Airbus will kill the NSA in the marketplace and Boeing will exit the commercial airplane market a la Bombardier. As long as the US government is still around, Boeing will continue to build commercial aircr...

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by dampfnudel
Mon May 06, 2019 8:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Aeroflot 1492 SSJ100 fire at Moscow (SVO) - 40+ confirmed dead
Replies: 816
Views: 139825

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

Thats about all we can really do I think. No it isn't. Ban carry on luggage. Problem solved. Another option would be to give flight attendants the ability to automatically lock all bins during an emergency in anticipation of this type of behavior during evac. Banning carry on luggage would force ca...

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by dampfnudel
Sun May 05, 2019 5:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Aeroflot 1492 SSJ100 fire at Moscow (SVO) - 40+ confirmed dead
Replies: 816
Views: 139825

Re: Aeroflot SSJ100 on fire at Moscow (SVO)

I just read on Twitter 13 fatalities.

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by dampfnudel
Sat May 04, 2019 4:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Miami Air 737 runway overrun into river at NAS Jacksonville
Replies: 247
Views: 41743

Re: Plane crash in Jacksonville

FlyingElvii wrote:
Just minor evac casualties being reported. Military passengers that actually listen to instructions and execute them. It makes a huge difference in a situation like this.

I can imagine it was a quick affair with a group who are ready to take swift action when time is critical.

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by dampfnudel
Sat May 04, 2019 4:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why doesn't America have an international leisure airline?
Replies: 56
Views: 9378

Re: Why doesn't America have an international leisure airline?

Personally as an American, I don’t like having my vacation/holiday “spoon fed” to me by some leisure company. Like a lot of Americans and some Europeans, I’m more independently minded when I travel. I also prefer flexibility. Leisure carriers thrive in an environment where a significant portion of t...

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by dampfnudel
Wed May 01, 2019 7:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First Delta A330neo Rolls Out Of Paintshop
Replies: 104
Views: 32665

Re: First Delta A330neo Rolls Out Of Paintshop

Looks good. I’m looking forward to flying on Delta’s 339 TATL from JFK someday.

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by dampfnudel
Wed May 01, 2019 7:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019
Replies: 3768
Views: 383186

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019

Why does everyone still seem to think that shit pilots with shit training share no blame in these accidents? Meh, six months from now no one will care or remember and likely the MAX will be the safest aircraft available. I can guarantee you that in six months a lot of people will still care, especi...

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by dampfnudel
Mon Apr 15, 2019 12:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi Q1 2019
Replies: 5474
Views: 716616

Re: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi

Boeing used grandfathering scaling rules to reduce it's size, and did what to compensate? Nothing? Who knows - they might have increased the gearing meaning that it takes more turns to move the stabilizer the same distance. Making it easier or They might not have - I can't find anything discussing ...

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by dampfnudel
Mon Apr 15, 2019 12:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: When did Southwest begin NYC service?
Replies: 23
Views: 2703

Re: When did Southwest begin NYC service?

And why are they not in JFK? I could’ve sworn that I saw a WN 737 parked near T4 when my HA flight was taking off from 22R on October 19th. Is there another airline with a similar looking livery to WN (all blue) operating out of JFK? Sun Country perhaps? :checkmark: I think you’re right. Thanks.

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by dampfnudel
Mon Apr 15, 2019 12:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta announces reduction in recline on A320 fleet
Replies: 176
Views: 20576

Re: Delta announces reduction in recline on A320 fleet

Well, I’m sure they got a lot of complaints over the years so this move was inevitable. Some European carriers have already restricted seat recline.

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by dampfnudel
Mon Apr 15, 2019 12:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: When did Southwest begin NYC service?
Replies: 23
Views: 2703

Re: When did Southwest begin NYC service?

detroitbadboy wrote:
And why are they not in JFK?

I could’ve sworn that I saw a WN 737 parked near T4 when my HA flight was taking off from 22R on October 19th. Is there another airline with a similar looking livery to WN (all blue) operating out of JFK?

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by dampfnudel
Fri Apr 12, 2019 7:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LGB seeks to crack down on JetBlue slot usage
Replies: 151
Views: 23349

Re: LGB seeks to crack down on JetBlue slot usage

While I understand B6’s reluctance to give up the slots just in case they’ll need them at some point in the future, at the same time it doesn’t make sense to continue to irritate airport management at LGB either.

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by dampfnudel
Fri Apr 12, 2019 4:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA300 JFK-LAX Hits object on takeoff!
Replies: 150
Views: 44852

Re: AA300 JFK-LAX Hits object on takeoff!

Spacepope wrote:
Someone’s gonna have to take a pee test.

I would imagine that’s a given after past incidents with tipsy pilots. However, I have this feeling it’s something else this time.

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by dampfnudel
Tue Apr 09, 2019 4:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: Jetblue Announces Flights to London from JFK and BOS from 2021
Replies: 947
Views: 141662

Re: Jetblue “Save the Date” All Hands - April 10

Well, whatever it is, I wish B6 all the best and if it’s Europe, I would like to see them eventually add JFK-FRA if it's not announced tomorrow.

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by dampfnudel
Mon Apr 08, 2019 5:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6472
Views: 714050

Re: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide

Switching gears from "what went wrong" and "who is at fault" . . . Looks like AA is anticipating loss of MAX aircraft through the beginning of the summer (based on schedule). Has anyone (Boeing, FAA, airlines) floated a realistic timetable for re-entry into service? Has this iss...

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by dampfnudel
Sat Apr 06, 2019 6:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Charlotte-Munich: Already Failing?
Replies: 103
Views: 15171

Re: American Airlines Charlotte-Munich: Already Failing?

LH has the better product, the corporate contracts and easy connections at MUC. When people do their homework on this route, LH comes out as the best option.

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by dampfnudel
Sat Apr 06, 2019 5:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LAX moves forward with plans for Terminal 0 and 9
Replies: 202
Views: 34097

Re: LAX moves forward with plans for Terminal 0 and 9

blockski wrote:
dampfnudel wrote:
I can’t imagine them calling it terminal 0.


None of the documents call it “Terminal 0,” they all refer to Concourse 0, which would expand the facilities of Terminal 1. The concourse wouldn’t have any new curbside space.

That makes sense. Thanks.

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by dampfnudel
Sat Apr 06, 2019 5:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First A321LR delivered to TAP
Replies: 81
Views: 21415

Re: First A321LR delivered to TAP

Only a matter of time before B6 orders the 321LR.

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by dampfnudel
Sat Apr 06, 2019 5:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Welcome to 'Cattle Class'
Replies: 114
Views: 19986

Re: Welcome to 'Cattle Class'

Ebmek wrote:
I can hear the ULCCs salivating.

Not when they begin to fly with many of these back killer seats empty. Some people might suffer for an hour with these things if the price is right, but TATL? No way.

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by dampfnudel
Sat Apr 06, 2019 4:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LAX moves forward with plans for Terminal 0 and 9
Replies: 202
Views: 34097

Re: LAX moves forward with plans for Terminal 0 and 9

I can’t imagine them calling it terminal 0.

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by dampfnudel
Sat Apr 06, 2019 4:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WOW Ceases Operations
Replies: 964
Views: 154681

Re: WOW Ceases Operations

Boeing727 wrote:
bdepalo wrote:
Just flew out of BWI and there was one WOW A321 sitting on the ramp outside terminal E. Wonder what will come of it


Saw TF-CAT this morning @ EWR...

Yeah, I saw her last night. Anyone driving south on the NJ Turnpike will get a great view of her since she’s parked right next to the highway.

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by dampfnudel
Wed Apr 03, 2019 9:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi Q1 2019
Replies: 5474
Views: 716616

Re: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi

Well, we’ll know tomorrow at the Ethiopian news conference how guilty the people in charge at Boeing should feel.

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by dampfnudel
Wed Apr 03, 2019 8:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Ends 767-300ER TATL Service From JFK
Replies: 140
Views: 21524

Re: AA Ends 767-300ER TATL Service From JFK

At this point, US airlines flying these tattered 763’s anywhere are a disgrace. No wonder the US-3 are a joke....flying ancient relics with terrible dispatch rates and old grandmamas grumpy F/A’s to Europe! While European and Asian carriers fly new or properly renovated planes, having nice cheerful...

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by dampfnudel
Fri Mar 29, 2019 8:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WOW Ceases Operations
Replies: 964
Views: 154681

Re: WOW Ceases Operations

The demise of WOW would make the more prudent among us to think twice about booking on Norwegian for the summer and beyond.

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by dampfnudel
Fri Mar 29, 2019 8:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6472
Views: 714050

Re: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide

Ferry flights are allowed. If the aircraft is genuinely unsafe it should not fly at all, because it poses a risk to the crew and to people on the ground. So is it unsafe? Or just partially unsafe? Or not sufficiently unsafe that airlines shouldn't be inconvenienced by having their fleet dispersed? ...

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by dampfnudel
Fri Mar 29, 2019 4:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why Are Bus Boardings so Common in Europe and so Rare in the USA?
Replies: 188
Views: 21343

Re: Why Are Bus Boardings so Common in Europe and so Rare in the USA?

This will get me flamed but so be it.....I have been fortunate enough to travel around the world to many countries....aEurope especially for all of it pretensions of being socially progressive is so far behind the US when it comes to disabled and handicapped people it’s shamful. Throughout Europe e...

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by dampfnudel
Thu Mar 28, 2019 10:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6472
Views: 714050

Re: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide

trigged wrote:
I was looking at Flightaware and noticed United has a Max 9 flying to IAH from SAL. I thought all MAX aircraft were grounded. UAL1467. Is this just a software /info glitch?

Ferry flights are allowed.

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by dampfnudel
Wed Mar 27, 2019 9:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why Are Bus Boardings so Common in Europe and so Rare in the USA?
Replies: 188
Views: 21343

Re: Why Are Bus Boardings so Common in Europe and so Rare in the USA?

I arrived a few times in FRA with LH after a nonstop flight from JFK/EWR during the 1990s and we had to take a bus to the terminal. I actually enjoyed the ride a couple of times, but one time was a few days before Christmas to visit my grandmother who used to live a half hour from FRA. It was lightl...

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