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by IPFreely
Sat Jul 20, 2019 8:16 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Should Gulfstream make regional jets?
Replies: 8
Views: 692

Re: Should Gulfstream make regional jets?

sonicruiser wrote:
Logically speaking, I think it would be a smart business decision.


Why?

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by IPFreely
Fri Jul 19, 2019 11:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Trump Hosts Meeting b/w QR and the U.S. Carriers
Replies: 86
Views: 9296

Re: Trump Hosts Meeting b/w QR and the U.S. Carriers

Time to openly call out the State owned Chinese carriers and the massive subsidies they get. US3 will be quickly implicated. China will probably retaliate in contrast to Qatar et al Delta -- the most outspoken US airline against alleged ME3 subsidies, is actually receiving subsidies by being part o...

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by IPFreely
Fri Jul 19, 2019 2:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL Planes to Carry Narcan for Drug Overdose Prevention
Replies: 82
Views: 5674

Re: DL Planes to Carry Narcan for Drug Overdose Prevention

According to this article the same thing happened on a Delta flight in October, 2018, except the plane landed in time for paramedics to revive the passenger/victim: https://www.emsworld.com/article/1221793/narcan-missing-airlines-med-kits According to the article, Delta was planning to add narcan to...

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by IPFreely
Thu Jul 18, 2019 4:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: “Dear American Airlines, I Hate You With My Whole Heart.” writes disgruntled traveler
Replies: 159
Views: 19381

Re: “Dear American Airlines, I Hate You With My Whole Heart.” writes disgruntled traveler

Next time fly Southwest, they do not have annoying policies like this. Plans change, just cancel and rebook, no fuss. This guy evidently thinks orbitz is a real travel agency. Or that he gets the cheapest possible tickets on orbitz. Regardless, Southwest doesn't sell their flights thru orbitz. A be...

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by IPFreely
Thu Jul 18, 2019 2:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: “Dear American Airlines, I Hate You With My Whole Heart.” writes disgruntled traveler
Replies: 159
Views: 19381

Re: “Dear American Airlines, I Hate You With My Whole Heart.” writes disgruntled traveler

I'm not sure what's more funny. That he booked a ticket arriving in DFW at 6:45pm for a wedding starting in Frisco at 7:00pm, or that he thought he fixed the situation by changing his flight to one arriving at 5:45pm. The rest of the guy's rant reads like he's a guy who has never bought a ticket or ...

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by IPFreely
Sat Jun 29, 2019 3:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAG sign LOI for 200 B737 Max
Replies: 344
Views: 43511

Re: IAG sign LOI for 200 B737 Max

What people outside of the US? The people that actually buy tickets that fund these airlines. Anyway, fingers crossed it will never materialize. Thankfully it's not an order, merely a letter of intent. Given that you offer no evidence, I reject your claim that people won't fly the 737Max. I believe...

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by IPFreely
Sat Jun 29, 2019 1:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAG sign LOI for 200 B737 Max
Replies: 344
Views: 43511

Re: IAG sign LOI for 200 B737 Max

Outside of the US, people view the MAX with a much more critical eye. What people outside of the US? People with opinions that don't matter to anyone except themselves? Mr. Romero and Mr. Walsh are both outside of the US, and they clearly don't agree with you. And unlike you, they make airplane buy...

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by IPFreely
Wed Jun 26, 2019 1:19 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: $1500.00 not enough to switch seats in Y!
Replies: 61
Views: 5525

Re: $1500.00 not enough to switch seats in Y!

It’s a global ranking. Go argue about their Methodist with them (and you can read their methodology) http://www.espn.com/espn/feature/story/_/page/worldfame100/espn-world-fame-100-top-ranking-athletes People need to argue over anything. The fact of the matter is, the post I was responding to asked ...

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by IPFreely
Wed Jun 26, 2019 1:12 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Compensation for Cancelled Flights in the EU
Replies: 22
Views: 1922

Re: Compensation for Cancelled Flights in the EU

raffy wrote:
It's been roughly two weeks since I put in for our compensation on the BA website. We still haven't heard anything nor received our money yet. Any ideas from previous experience as to how long this process might take?


Is this a serious question?

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by IPFreely
Sat Jun 22, 2019 3:34 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Will AA ever get rid of the Basic Eco?
Replies: 16
Views: 1886

Re: Will AA ever get rid of the Basic Eco?

So I do get why they put it into place! But I know I am not the only one to say this! I HATE IT lol.... I rather pay a bit more for my window seat lol I for one would like to never see the Basic eco prices I wish they can never be shown or just get rid of it all together.... Is AA really making mon...

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by IPFreely
Thu Jun 20, 2019 6:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta 1316 Diverted and Delayed
Replies: 35
Views: 3747

Re: Delta 1316 Diverted and Delayed

What is the evidence that they "got the rubber end of the plunger?" Putting pax they a 12 hour delay because crew issues prevented them from flying the last 120 miles is giving them the rubber end of the plunger. If Delta really cared about the pax they could have chartered a bus to get t...

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by IPFreely
Thu Jun 20, 2019 5:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta 1316 Diverted and Delayed
Replies: 35
Views: 3747

Re: Delta 1316 Diverted and Delayed

If they have enough extra money to provide a "free" charter to cover AA's canceled flight then they should have enough money to put their passengers in hotels when a late night 9+ hour delay occurs. First off the “free” flight wasn’t free, there was revenue collected. And secondly, it gav...

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by IPFreely
Thu Jun 20, 2019 4:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Another Passenger Assaults FA
Replies: 22
Views: 2408

Re: Another Passenger Assaults FA

Start levying $20k-$100k fines on the public, put it on the front page, and eventually a few people will catch on and re-think their decisions. That sounds great except almost all of the people who would end up facing $20k-$100k fines are probably broke -- you'd be hard pressed to get more than fiv...

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by IPFreely
Thu Jun 20, 2019 1:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why is DL128 from PEK to SEA delayed 18 hours and counting!?
Replies: 12
Views: 3938

Re: Why is DL128 from PEK to SEA delayed 18 hours and counting!?

because DL doesn't cancel. That plane will be delayed 72 hours if that's what it takes to be able to say that the flight isn't cancelled... This is quite true but t-tailed also has a good point -- if they don't "cancel" the flight not only do they brag about "completion factor",...

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by IPFreely
Mon Jun 17, 2019 11:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: passenger hits flight attendant, then pukes during Delta flight from IND to CDG
Replies: 100
Views: 13021

Re: passenger hits flight attendant, then pukes during Delta flight from IND to CDG

This thread is so depressing. Everyone is so busy lobbing insults that no one has actually posted a decent theory for why they had the 12-hour delay in Detroit. Sheer incompetence. No reason for anyone to go above and beyond for the passengers. Also, as the link the OP posted says, the guy is from ...

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by IPFreely
Mon Jun 17, 2019 5:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta luggage abuse
Replies: 107
Views: 11520

Re: Delta luggage abuse

So when it’s a good news story DL has no problem owning having the widget painted on the airplane. When it’s a bad news story the general public shouldn’t believe it’s DL’s fault? Hypocrites. PR 101. Why do you think so many of Delta’s ads promoting their “completion factor” have an asterisk and “m...

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by IPFreely
Sun Jun 16, 2019 5:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta luggage abuse
Replies: 107
Views: 11520

Re: Delta luggage abuse

But like another person pointed out DL made sure the world knew they sent an aircraft to pick up those children AA stranded in OKC free of charge. Something that cost DL tens of thousands of dollars but when it comes to a passengers bag that they destroyed the passenger is wrong should have removed...

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by IPFreely
Sat Jun 15, 2019 4:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta luggage abuse
Replies: 107
Views: 11520

Re: Delta luggage abuse

FF630 wrote:
Delta destroyed my Tumi carry-on , the trip involved a Delta Connection carrier.


So most likely it was Delta Connection or a contract employment company, not Delta, that destroyed your Tumi carry-on.

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by IPFreely
Fri Jun 14, 2019 3:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta luggage abuse
Replies: 107
Views: 11520

Re: Delta luggage abuse

By the looks of the bag I don’t see how the passenger is to blame. Delta destroyed that bag. I don't think jetty is arguing about who destroyed the bag; I think his point is the passenger should not have put anything of value in the bag to begin with. But as far as who destroyed the bag, as was poi...

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by IPFreely
Fri Jun 14, 2019 3:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta luggage abuse
Replies: 107
Views: 11520

Re: Delta luggage abuse

New Mexico connecting to Canada was likely on Delta Connection. Add in all the outsourced baggage handlers and it is almost certain that her bag was destroyed by a third party contractor and not a Delta employee.

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by IPFreely
Mon Jun 10, 2019 1:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta saves the day with free charter
Replies: 113
Views: 19774

Re: Delta saves the day with free charter

A cool gesture by DL, but not exactly “free” as the title implies — DL will get credit for whatever monies they paid to AA. If one airline accommodates passengers with a flight after another airline cancels under an interline agreement -- and gets paid for doing so -- what's the big deal? Every air...

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by IPFreely
Sun Jun 09, 2019 12:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The first US Airline into BLQ!
Replies: 44
Views: 6810

Re: The first US Airline into BLQ!

usflyer msp wrote:
I'm not going to respond to you anymore


And guess what? You're wrong again! Amazing.

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by IPFreely
Sat Jun 08, 2019 12:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The first US Airline into BLQ!
Replies: 44
Views: 6810

Re: The first US Airline into BLQ!

Ishrion wrote:
If you read above, he said he’s been to Italy 5 times...


His "knowledge" of Italy indicates otherwise. But you can believe what you want.

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by IPFreely
Sat Jun 08, 2019 12:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The first US Airline into BLQ!
Replies: 44
Views: 6810

Re: The first US Airline into BLQ!

I suspect none of us have exact data how any of these new flights are doing. You are correct. Which is why someone who posts this is not to be taken seriously: It is pretty much well known that PHL-BLQ and PHL-TXL are not meeting expectations. Obviously, no one from AA is going to say that publical...

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by IPFreely
Sat Jun 08, 2019 4:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The first US Airline into BLQ!
Replies: 44
Views: 6810

Re: The first US Airline into BLQ!

Quite frankly, it's just as hard to take your posts seriously. If BLQ is a business destination then why is the flight seasonal, and just 3x/week at that? Does that sound like a business destination to you? Tourist destinations in Italy are FCO, VCE, and to some extent, MXP. The area around Bologna...

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by IPFreely
Sat Jun 08, 2019 3:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The first US Airline into BLQ!
Replies: 44
Views: 6810

Re: The first US Airline into BLQ!

Wrong. The flight was announced last August. They have had 9+ months to sell tickets. For AA's purposes, BLQ is a summer leisure destination. That is the whole point of why they are flying the route for just 3.5 months. Tickets went on sale last August? Oh wait, they didn't. So you are, of course, ...

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by IPFreely
Sat Jun 08, 2019 2:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The first US Airline into BLQ!
Replies: 44
Views: 6810

Re: The first US Airline into BLQ!

Umm, Americans have already booked their flights to Europe for the summer, that is generally not a close-in demographic. if the advance bookings suck now, they will continue to be that way for the rest of the summer. The flight was not announced that long ago. And BLQ is more of a business destinat...

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by IPFreely
Sat Jun 08, 2019 2:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The first US Airline into BLQ!
Replies: 44
Views: 6810

Re: The first US Airline into BLQ!

usflyer msp wrote:
It is pretty much well known that PHL-BLQ and PHL-TXL are not meeting expectations. Obviously, no one from AA is going to say that publically.


It's well known that a flight that has operated one day isn't meeting expectations? So much for taking you seriously.

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by IPFreely
Fri Jun 07, 2019 1:25 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Will AF or KL enter DEN?
Replies: 3
Views: 266

Re: Will AF or KL enter DEN?

If KL did start AMS-DEN, would they market the flight as the Cannabis Connection?

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by IPFreely
Thu Jun 06, 2019 11:28 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Is Alaskan Airlines really that good?
Replies: 23
Views: 1461

Re: Is Alaskan Airlines really that good?

And if you have an issue with it, well, I'd suggest perhaps you're pointing at the wrong person when asserting that someone is "fragile"... I would agree except milemaster has indicated his preferred carriers are Delta Airways and Southwestern in previous posts. I think people who prefer ...

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by IPFreely
Mon Jun 03, 2019 2:11 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Number of destinations served in 6/2019 by the top 15 U.S. airports
Replies: 2
Views: 938

Re: Number of destinations served in 6/2019 by the top 15 U.S. airports

mfe777 wrote:
Wow, DFW gunning for number one. Anybody think that DFW will soon surpass ORD in destination count?


Not me. I think ORD will increase the lead.

I'm also amazed that a certain airport in Michigan didn't make the top 15. But I suspect a certain poster will be along shortly to point that out.

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by IPFreely
Mon Jun 03, 2019 2:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Tried To 'Trap' Its Own Flight Attendants
Replies: 95
Views: 19292

Re: Delta Tried To 'Trap' Its Own Flight Attendants

klm617 wrote:
There was no breakdown in protocol. The Delta mentality is to get the flight out at all costs and that's what the operations manager did.


Agree 100% with this. Shameful on Delta? Depends on your point of view. But business as usual for that operation.

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by IPFreely
Mon Jun 03, 2019 1:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will DL bulk up SLC to be more like UA at DEN?
Replies: 56
Views: 7046

Re: Will DL bulk up SLC to be more like UA at DEN?

Also question is how much does SLC compete against sea for Delta? This is the first thing I thought when I saw the topic. Along with LAX. DEN is an much larger O/D market than SLC. It is also perfectly positioned geographically as a hub in UA's network. For DL, SLC somewhat duplicates SEA and LAX. ...

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by IPFreely
Sat Jun 01, 2019 1:16 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Does DL or AA have an actual TPAC Hub?
Replies: 5
Views: 491

Re: Does DL or AA have an actual TPAC Hub?

UA857 wrote:
Is UA the only US carrier with an actual TPAC hub? Are SEA and LAX real TPAC hubs like SFO?


I believe DL calls DTW their "Gateway to Asia".

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by IPFreely
Fri May 31, 2019 7:45 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Is Alaskan Airlines really that good?
Replies: 23
Views: 1461

Re: Is Alaskan Airlines really that good?

First of all, it’s Alaska Airlines, not Alaskan Airlines. With that out of the way the answer is yes, they really are as good as their reputation. Best in the US and very possibly the world.

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by IPFreely
Fri May 31, 2019 1:04 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: How often are connecting flights cancelled?
Replies: 7
Views: 515

Re: How often are connecting flights cancelled?

All things being equal, the chance of a 2-flight trip being cancelled is twice as high as that of a non-stop. And if a non-stop is cancelled you are "stranded" at home or at your destination (on the return), rather than being stranded at some intermediate hub. In short, you cannot reassure...

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by IPFreely
Thu May 30, 2019 12:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS wins 12th straight JD Power award
Replies: 86
Views: 6307

Re: AS wins 12th straight JD Power award

3. At the end of the day, I'm mostly concerned that you are taking this all too personally. I hope you don't grab a few beers, blow the slide, and jump. Honestly, this is all not worth arguing over. Lots of sour grapes from fanboys of various airlines that aren't WN, B6, and AS. Best to ignore them...

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by IPFreely
Wed May 29, 2019 3:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS wins 12th straight JD Power award
Replies: 86
Views: 6307

Re: AS wins 12th straight JD Power award

Well done by Alaska. Twelve in a row is a reflection of total dominance. Especially impressive in a year with a major acquisition and a great accomplishment for former VX employees who are having the new experience of working for an airline that is rated #1 in customer satisfaction AND a an airline ...

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by IPFreely
Tue May 28, 2019 2:32 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Will DL return to Hong Kong anytime soon?
Replies: 111
Views: 13442

Re: Will DL return to Hong Kong anytime soon?

klm617 wrote:
Delta is very weak outside of South America and Europe.


Correct, but what's wrong with that? Delta should do things where they can compete (like dominate the ATL-MCO Disneyworld shuttle market) and avoid things where they can't compete (like leaving the big ocean to the big boys).

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by IPFreely
Sun May 26, 2019 11:52 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Should Loyalty Programs Be Based on Spend Only?
Replies: 32
Views: 2168

Re: Should Loyalty Programs Be Based on Spend Only?

Where do you live? Cash back should not be taxable in most places - after all it's my own cash that I'm getting back. Cash which has already been taxed once. I agree it shouldn't be taxed again. But to be technically correct, it's actually already been taxed twice. Once when you earned the money an...

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by IPFreely
Fri May 24, 2019 1:43 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Most Well-Connected Airports
Replies: 10
Views: 1925

Re: Most Well-Connected Airports

It's mainly because America totally lacks ground transportation. Where in Europe you take the train, in America you got no other choice but to fly. There are no trains. It sounds like you are a typical European who has never visited and travelled in the US. Most Europeans have no concept of distanc...

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by IPFreely
Sun May 19, 2019 4:07 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Help me buy for my new museum
Replies: 23
Views: 1812

Re: Help me buy for my new museum

kitplane01 wrote:
On my ranch I have space for ten planes.


Only ten? Doesn't sound like much of a ranch. More like a big yard.

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by IPFreely
Sat May 18, 2019 12:46 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Do you ever get nervous about flying solo to a communist country?
Replies: 36
Views: 2131

Re: Do you ever get nervous about flying solo to a communist country?

Coal wrote:
Yes, there have been a couple of small terrorist attacks in Lahore since. No biggie.


It's too late for you here, but if you want to be taken seriously in the future you should not refer to the death of 20 people as "no biggie".

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by IPFreely
Thu May 16, 2019 1:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines pilot arrested for murder.
Replies: 18
Views: 3419

Re: American Airlines pilot arrested for murder.

The question is, should the airline be responsible for the regional carriers that carry it’s name? Is it fair for American Airlines to carry the bad publicity associated with a regional carrier just because their name is on the side of the aircraft ? 99% of the public who buy a ticket on AA don't k...

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by IPFreely
Sat May 11, 2019 10:50 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why do Bloggers Obsess Over Direct Aisle Access So much
Replies: 20
Views: 1609

Re: Why do Bloggers Obsess Over Direct Aisle Access So much

Why? Because bloggers have to fill up their blogs with something. And once one does it, when the rest go looking for filler they copy what they find.

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by IPFreely
Tue May 07, 2019 2:43 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Is the Millennium Biltmore Hotel Los Angeles good?
Replies: 6
Views: 942

Re: Is the Millennium Biltmore Hotel Los Angeles good?

It's historic but I've never been there. I have trouble believing it's better than the Beverly Hills Hotel.

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by IPFreely
Wed May 01, 2019 8:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska earns top spot in passenger satisfaction; Southwest drops
Replies: 73
Views: 7589

Re: Southwest Airlines loses top spot in passenger satisfaction

Do you have data on that, or are you making it up? I actually prefer WN's boarding, there aren't hordes of people cramming the gate. There are a few posters on here who repeatedly make pretentious posts about how they are too good for Southwest’s lack of assigned seating, thus they refuse to fly So...

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by IPFreely
Wed May 01, 2019 5:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska earns top spot in passenger satisfaction; Southwest drops
Replies: 73
Views: 7589

Re: Southwest Airlines loses top spot in passenger satisfaction

1. AS 80 2 (tie) B6 79 2 (tie). WN 79 4. DL 75 5. AA 73 6. UA 70 I think 1-3 are virtually tied and could exchange places every year. I think 4-6 are also virtually tied and could exchange places every year. But their is clearly a top tier and a bottom tier, and I don’t see that changing anytime soo...

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by IPFreely
Fri Apr 26, 2019 1:55 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Is it me or are UAL fares unusually high??
Replies: 8
Views: 756

Re: Is it me or are UAL fares unusually high??

In 1977 (before deregulation), New York to Los Angeles airfares were $1,600 plus. That's about $6,700 in 2019 dollars. If any of us who flew before 1978 had been told then that in 2019 someone would be complaining about paying more than $300 for a 3,000 mile transcontinental flight we wouldn't have ...

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