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by eastern747
Thu Apr 27, 2017 5:25 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: London Must Do?
Replies: 27
Views: 2283

Re: London Must Do?

Even though the pound has shrunk to the dollar LONDON is expensive. Use the tube on a 2 day pass. It is easy and someone will always help you. I live in downtown Chicago and try to help people avoid tourist traps. I love history so that is where I gravitate. I tell people to take a bus tour that all...

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by eastern747
Wed May 11, 2016 10:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Senators: Drop Bag Fees To Shorten TSA Lines
Replies: 136
Views: 16583

RE: Senators: Drop Bag Fees To Shorten TSA Lines

Number 1. Airline A has X number of flights per hour, by the hour. Number 2. Those aircraft have X number of seats total. Number 3, Flights are booked for X number of people. Personnel manned at <acronym title="Taipei - Sung Shan (TSA / RCSS), Taiwan">TSA</acronym> for so many people per hour. What ...

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by eastern747
Wed May 11, 2016 10:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AF A320 And 777 Collision During Taxi At CDG
Replies: 19
Views: 14554

RE: AF A320 And 777 Collision During Taxi At CDG

Crew fault! someone dropped the wine bottle opener...damn crappy dry corks.

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by eastern747
Fri Apr 22, 2016 3:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nostalgia! EA '85 ORD Flight Attendant Bid Sheet
Replies: 26
Views: 7060

RE: Nostalgia! EA '85 ORD Flight Attendant Bid Sheet

At one time, we had 60+ flights from <acronym title="Chicago - O'Hare International (Orchard Field) (ORD / KORD), USA - Illinois">ORD</acronym> and a F/A base and Flight crew base. I was the Manager of Dining Services for a brief time and the majority of flights had meals (full) in F/C and Y/C. My o...

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by eastern747
Sat Mar 26, 2016 4:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Pilots Question 5% Profit Sharing
Replies: 14
Views: 5634

RE: AA Pilots Question 5% Profit Sharing

I think the management should say to the front crews,,,,,"I'm sorry you are not happy with 5%. Gosh, we can fix that right now! Guess what? Effective immediately...you get NOTHING. Get on the plane, lock the cockpit door, drive the plane, <acronym title="Comair (USA)">OH</acronym> sorry, let the com...

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by eastern747
Sun Dec 20, 2015 10:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EAL Benefit From US-Cuba Scheduled Service?
Replies: 36
Views: 5141

RE: EAL Benefit From US-Cuba Scheduled Service?

To those who bad mouth Eastern, PA, <acronym title="Britannia Germany">BN</acronym> and <acronym title="North American Airlines (USA)">NA</acronym> etc I say shut that hole in your face. You know NOTHING of what was going on then. We had to deal with New Yorkers, probably the worse people in the wor...

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by eastern747
Thu Nov 19, 2015 7:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MIA Spending $651M To Refurbish Central Terminal
Replies: 23
Views: 4069

RE: MIA Spending $651M To Refurbish Central Terminal

We, at Eastern, wanted to build our own international terminal, with customs immigration etc. The damn government shot it down even though we were going to pay for it. Get your facts straight.

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by eastern747
Sun Nov 15, 2015 8:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: El Al 777 Diverted To KBIL-Possible Engine Fire
Replies: 56
Views: 17904

RE: El Al 777 Diverted To KBIL-Possible Engine Fire

Good God! There aren't any Kosher meals within 500 miles!

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by eastern747
Sun Nov 01, 2015 10:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Have U.S. Airlines Been Ruined By Greed?
Replies: 77
Views: 10576

RE: Have U.S. Airlines Been Ruined By Greed?

I love this. It's war between UA and AA as to who can be the worst airline in the country. At 5am who in God's name care if you get on a flight an hour earlier. There are are no meals involved.

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by eastern747
Thu Oct 29, 2015 7:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA 738 Lav Size
Replies: 34
Views: 8034

RE: UA 738 Lav Size

Another reason to NOT fly UA . They are horrible.

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by eastern747
Tue Oct 27, 2015 6:49 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Great Finale: Etihad A380 – “Apartment” The Best F
Replies: 18
Views: 16345

RE: Great Finale: Etihad A380 – “Apartment” The Best F

I don't know about anyone else on here, but you don't understand ME3 carriers are given $$$$$ by their respectful governments. I was in catering at <acronym title="European Regions Airlines (Spain)">EA</acronym> for many years, both in the field and at the main office. The cost of these kinds of mea...

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by eastern747
Sat Oct 17, 2015 3:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TVS In TLV - 'I Won't Have Czechs Flying Me'
Replies: 66
Views: 11640

RE: TVS In TLV - 'I Won't Have Czechs Flying Me'

Sounds like a typical New York flight.

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by eastern747
Sat Oct 17, 2015 2:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: No US Or AA Redeyes In LUS Markets
Replies: 34
Views: 7005

RE: No US Or AA Redeyes In LUS Markets

Did the flight crews change uniforms in the air?

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by eastern747
Fri Oct 16, 2015 7:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UAL And Munoz Labor Summit - Sorry Can't Make It
Replies: 61
Views: 12639

RE: UAL And Munoz Labor Summit - Sorry Can't Make It

Frank Borman was hired a show piece. He managed to squeeze our president at the time and take over. His great decision to start transcon was a huge mistake. He forced the issue, even after all senior staff said NO! TWA,United and <acronym title="American Airlines (USA)">AA</acronym> was the competit...

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by eastern747
Fri Oct 16, 2015 6:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UAL And Munoz Labor Summit - Sorry Can't Make It
Replies: 61
Views: 12639

RE: UAL And Munoz Labor Summit - Sorry Can't Make It

I wish him well and hope he recovers fine. I know that United probably did not want announce it for stock prices scare. However. Be upfront and just say "a health issue". He could have had the flue. United needs a CEO from the airline industry. Any other backgrounds just don't hack it. Ask Frank Bor...

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by eastern747
Sun Sep 20, 2015 7:42 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: BA Upperdeck Experience And AA Biz To New York
Replies: 18
Views: 15733

RE: BA Upperdeck Experience And AA Biz To New York

Flight on <acronym title="American Airlines (USA)">AA</acronym> tells me they are trying to be as bad as <acronym title="United Airlines (USA)">UA</acronym>. Everything dumped down at once spells out two things in my mind. Passengers want fast service to sleep <acronym title="Air Comores and Crimea ...

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by eastern747
Tue Sep 01, 2015 11:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ExpressJet Muslim FA Files Suit Over Alcohol
Replies: 138
Views: 22911

RE: ExpressJet Muslim FA Files Suit Over Alcohol

So let me get this right. Person applies for a F/A job and is accepted. They go through training and are trained to serve cocktails. Knowing this and start flying. Suddenly Allah falls in their laps and now they can't serve drinks. Solution...they have a choice work in rez or the gates. What next ? ...

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by eastern747
Sat Aug 29, 2015 12:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN Begins Wear-Testing New Uniforms
Replies: 19
Views: 9348

RE: WN Begins Wear-Testing New Uniforms

There is nothing wrong with a polo on an airline like <acronym title="Southwest Airlines (USA)">WN</acronym>. It's fine. To remark about shorts. Shorts are fine too when flying to places like <acronym title="Phoenix - Sky Harbor International (Municipal) (PHX / KPHX), USA - Arizona">PHX</acronym> in...

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by eastern747
Fri Aug 28, 2015 11:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sea-Tac Jammed
Replies: 174
Views: 29998

RE: Sea-Tac Jammed

This is pure <acronym title="British International Helicopters">BS</acronym>. Airlines know how many people are booked on flights on any given day, during the course of the day. They pass that info on to the <acronym title="Taipei - Sung Shan (TSA / RCSS), Taiwan">TSA</acronym>. X number of passenge...

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by eastern747
Thu Aug 27, 2015 2:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN Begins Wear-Testing New Uniforms
Replies: 19
Views: 9348

RE: WN Begins Wear-Testing New Uniforms

I have a problem with men in long sleeve shirts rolling them up either to the wrist or elbow. Doesn't look professional. Also. is that a female in shorts and heels? Yuk. I have no problem with shorts. The F/As fly all over the country in one day, from 100 degree weather to freezing and aircraft ofte...

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by eastern747
Mon Aug 03, 2015 11:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar Airways Go To 3-4-3 Seating On B777-300ER?
Replies: 32
Views: 17442

RE: Qatar Airways Go To 3-4-3 Seating On B777-300ER?

My company has put a no fly ME3 on all 3. Fine with me. The company feels that as employees flying on business, we have to be treated well enough to arrive in a decent frame of mind. This crap will stop when people STOP FLYING THE SARDINE seating airlines.

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by eastern747
Sat Jul 18, 2015 6:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: STN-MCO Starts Today
Replies: 22
Views: 9827

RE: STN-MCO Starts Today

I hope someone explains to our British cousins that summer in Florida is the PITS. Very high humidity, all day long and night, thunderstorms every afternoon, un Godly temperatures. Go to Florida when the weather in Britain is the PITS!

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by eastern747
Wed Jun 03, 2015 10:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MSP Airport Gets Ready For Sun Country Shut Down
Replies: 47
Views: 16220

RE: MSP Airport Gets Ready For Sun Country Shut Down

The new Eastern should stay miles way from Sun Country. The people currently working are for the most part good folks trying to work out a good living. The problem is the blood suckers in the cockpit. Let's start hiring other nationals. I'm sick and tired of these jerks bringing down another airline...

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by eastern747
Mon Jun 01, 2015 2:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Street: IAD Needs A New Airline...
Replies: 69
Views: 11201

RE: The Street: IAD Needs A New Airline...

When I started with <acronym title="European Regions Airlines (Spain)">EA</acronym> back in 68 I was given hands on training at <acronym title="Washington - Dulles International (IAD / KIAD), USA - Virginia">IAD</acronym> for the ticket counter, before moving over to <acronym title="Washington - Ron...

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by eastern747
Fri May 29, 2015 4:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Eastern Flies First Revenue Flight
Replies: 35
Views: 9843

RE: Eastern Flies First Revenue Flight

I'll bet there are enough x-Eastern folks around who would love book a seat somewhere. I'd like to see some pictures of the interiors. I'd also like to see the number wheelchairs and walkers at the gate. LOLOLO

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by eastern747
Thu May 28, 2015 2:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Can The New Eastern Airlines Survive
Replies: 19
Views: 4000

RE: Can The New Eastern Airlines Survive

I think they have a chance, <acronym title="Great China Airlines and Italy First">IF</acronym>, they watch their pennies and go about it slowly. Provide good service and don't nickel and dime the customers. Provide good employee relations and keep the unions out of the picture. And PLEASE paint the ...

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by eastern747
Mon May 25, 2015 9:28 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: London To Doha On Qatar Airways Business
Replies: 11
Views: 8860

RE: London To Doha On Qatar Airways Business

So let me guess this straight.......you go to the lounge to eat a full meal and then jump on a plane and stuffy again with a full meal and booze. Keep these ME3 airlines out of the US. OIL money with no taxes buy alot......Disgusting

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by eastern747
Wed May 20, 2015 5:05 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: AA And The 767-300 Very Disappointed!
Replies: 16
Views: 5810

RE: AA And The 767-300 Very Disappointed!

AA and UA are an embarassment. They have fallen further and further into disrepair and have left the passengers in the dust. It's very sad, indeed.

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by eastern747
Tue May 19, 2015 9:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Could This Be One Of The Ugliest Uniforms To Date?
Replies: 61
Views: 22039

Could This Be One Of The Ugliest Uniforms To Date?

I worked for Eastern Airlines for 25 years, much of it in Inflight Services, Dining Services, so I was very close with inflight staff. When will these clue less designers get with REAL life and realize the inflight staff work their asses off and are on their feet for hours. They go from a summer cli...

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by eastern747
Mon May 11, 2015 8:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: With AA Expanding At DCA Will 787's Now Land There
Replies: 66
Views: 11549

RE: With AA Expanding At DCA Will 787's Now Land There

I started with Eastern in 1968 on the ticket counter at <acronym title="Washington - Ronald Reagan National (DCA / KDCA), USA - Virginia">DCA</acronym>. The counter was located in the main terminal in front of those very large picture windows facing due east. Believe me it was rough starting the am ...

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by eastern747
Sun Apr 12, 2015 5:07 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Carnival Cruise • P.2 • Last(?) Time Flying US
Replies: 19
Views: 10073

RE: Carnival Cruise • P.2 • Last(?) Time Flying US

Nice report and some great pictures. However, of all the ships and cruise lines, Carnival would be my last choice. And yes, I know Carnival owns alot of other cruise lines. And yes, I have cruised about 12-15 times, including QE2 transatlantic in F/C. I also hope you tipped all the people who served...

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by eastern747
Fri Apr 10, 2015 5:01 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Foodie Flight QF93/WN558/WN329/QF94 First Class
Replies: 22
Views: 18577

RE: Foodie Flight QF93/WN558/WN329/QF94 First Class

Well, I guess I'll be the guy who throws a bucket of water on the fire. I was with EASTERN for 25 years with most of time in dining services. That being said, domestic services aren't compared to international by a long shot. I traveled the world both in F and Y and C. Your trip report was nice, wit...

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by eastern747
Thu Apr 09, 2015 3:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Connection Jet Clips Tail At DTW
Replies: 36
Views: 9345

RE: Delta Connection Jet Clips Tail At DTW

Alright, alright alright....stop the bus! Many, and I mean many, of the rampers are very good and know what they are doing. It wasn't a comment aimed at the ramp. BUT, if you believe the crap on this blog, your head will explode. It was my understanding that the brake is set when the bar is unhooked...

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by eastern747
Thu Apr 09, 2015 3:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Another AI 77W Sick
Replies: 27
Views: 17234

RE: Another AI 77W Sick

Alright, <acronym title="Air India">AI</acronym> used to be a great airline. India was at least a country moving upwards. Not anymore. The country is falling apart and what scares me is they have the bomb. What the hell is wrong with keeping an airline up and running. Sure there are problems from da...

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by eastern747
Wed Apr 08, 2015 9:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Another AI 77W Sick
Replies: 27
Views: 17234

RE: Another AI 77W Sick

GREAT They have 100 planes! Wow Impressive! But if 90 are parked they have issues, that's a problem, a real problem. They used to be a great airline. Pity

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by eastern747
Wed Apr 08, 2015 8:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Connection Jet Clips Tail At DTW
Replies: 36
Views: 9345

RE: Delta Connection Jet Clips Tail At DTW

That's what happens when these 2nd and 3rd tier airlines hire kids out of high school! Where in the hell were the wing walkers????? In tight situations, there must be ground staff watching what is going on until totally.

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by eastern747
Wed Apr 08, 2015 7:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aer Lingus To Moscow? Why Not
Replies: 31
Views: 6345

RE: Aer Lingus To Moscow? Why Not

Let's be honest and just say the Irish don't like Russians and vise versa. Oh wait, Russians don't like anybody! Now don't flame me. The average Russian or Irish person have no hard feelings against each other. We are too busy just trying to exist and have a life. When I was 22-23 I went alone to BE...

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by eastern747
Wed Apr 08, 2015 7:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Biggest Aviation Changes In 25,50yrs Time?
Replies: 46
Views: 8076

RE: Biggest Aviation Changes In 25,50yrs Time?

With all the <acronym title="British International Helicopters">BS</acronym> involved with air travel today, and how it has now become a chore and the feeling you are going to the dentist, I believe people will find alternatives. The reason the east coast doesn't have really fast trains is not becau...

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by eastern747
Wed Apr 08, 2015 2:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Studio Charters EK A380 For Film Premier Over LA
Replies: 12
Views: 4918

RE: Studio Charters EK A380 For Film Premier Over LA

Great PR idea! But expensive......Best of all if anybody doesn't like the movie, they can't leave.......

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by eastern747
Wed Apr 08, 2015 2:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Biggest Aviation Changes In 25,50yrs Time?
Replies: 46
Views: 8076

RE: Biggest Aviation Changes In 25,50yrs Time?

For me, who entered the industry in 1968, I think seeing all the props gone, and wide bodies with two engines. (Which I am uncomfortable with even today, especially over water.)IFE+ Let's see...I leave my apartment in downtown Chicago, get into a cab where there is <acronym title="Virgin Express (Be...

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by eastern747
Mon Apr 06, 2015 6:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PHL To HNL For American Possible?
Replies: 57
Views: 9780

RE: PHL To HNL For American Possible?

Well yes I have. My Dad was in the aircraft business at MARTINS and helped build their version of the China Clipper and the bombers in WW2. I attended the Univ. of Maryland in College Park (just outside DC) and it happened to be on the flight path. Walking to class I would see the planes, and say to...

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by eastern747
Mon Apr 06, 2015 4:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PHL To HNL For American Possible?
Replies: 57
Views: 9780

RE: PHL To HNL For American Possible?

Well yes I have. My Dad was in the aircraft business at MARTINS and helped build their version of the China Clipper and the bombers in WW2. I attended the Univ. of Maryland in College Park (just outside DC) and it happened to be on the flight path. Walking to class I would see the planes, and say to...

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by eastern747
Mon Apr 06, 2015 3:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PHL To HNL For American Possible?
Replies: 57
Views: 9780

RE: PHL To HNL For American Possible?

Well, here I go again, but in the day, and before alot of connections, <acronym title="United Airlines (USA)">UA</acronym> had non stop service (DC-8-63(?)) from <acronym title="Baltimore / Washington - International (Friendship) (BWI / KBWI), USA - Maryland">BWI</acronym>-<acronym title="Honolulu -...

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by eastern747
Mon Apr 06, 2015 3:09 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Pilots/flight Attendants And University Degrees
Replies: 41
Views: 6610

RE: Pilots/flight Attendants And University Degrees

I don't think you need a degree to be a pilot or F/A. Of course it does help, as you have you are alot more aware of the world in general. Now if your degree is Art History, or animal medicine etc. who cares. I'd be impressed knowing my PIC has a wealth of information about 16th century French art. ...

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by eastern747
Mon Apr 06, 2015 2:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AI First Officer Beat Up His Captain Before Flight
Replies: 47
Views: 22552

RE: AI First Officer Beat Up His Captain Before Flight

Well, one more reason not to fly AI. Of course for me it's no problem since I never intend to visit India. I do know the British Empire was offered to take it back and HRM said absolutely NOT. Can you imagine those two clowns operating that flight!!!

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by eastern747
Sun Apr 05, 2015 6:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BWI Future Growth
Replies: 21
Views: 3831

RE: BWI Future Growth

BWI is a very nice airport and I remember it as Friendship. There was no I-95, and then the Baltimore-Washington parkway was just coming. <acronym title="Washington - Dulles International (IAD / KIAD), USA - Virginia">IAD</acronym> really was a shining star and meant to take the place of <acronym ti...

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by eastern747
Sat Apr 04, 2015 9:19 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: The Scottish Shuttle On The British Airways Boeing 767
Replies: 20
Views: 16133

RE: The Scottish Shuttle On The British Airways Boeing 767

My point was please don't blame the crews. They are human too. You haven't flown as much in your life as I have. TRUST ME. Usually things were fine but I have seen F/As treated like crap, and you won't see them here bitching. My point is for Gods sake, treat them as well anybody else in public servi...

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by eastern747
Sat Apr 04, 2015 4:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Rolls Meal Window Back To 2 Hours
Replies: 49
Views: 16556

RE: AA Rolls Meal Window Back To 2 Hours

You folks do realize that the number of flight attendants on board is based on seats and not meal service. There were times when we did board an extra flight attendant based on service. The big stuff in F/c with roast beef carvings,salad tossing at your seat, dessert carts, blah blah blah. But there...

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by eastern747
Sat Apr 04, 2015 3:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Interesting Idea For LGA
Replies: 16
Views: 4756

RE: Interesting Idea For LGA

I just don't get it? This is the United States FGS. Didn't we rebuild the World Trade Center? The town that was leveled in the midwest by a storm, rebuild after Katrina, and here in Chicago, extend the subway a mere mile or so to O'Hare. The owner of the bus line from the city to the airports was a ...

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by eastern747
Sat Apr 04, 2015 2:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American FA's Complain To Nicole Kidman Over EY Ad
Replies: 104
Views: 21166

RE: American FA's Complain To Nicole Kidman Over EY Ad

As part of my job at EASTERN, I traveled through out the system to visit catering kitchens and make sure our standards were being used.(These are the days when we served hot meals between cities like <acronym title="Chicago - O'Hare International (ORD / KORD), USA - Illinois">ORD</acronym> and <acro...

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