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by cofannyc
Sat Apr 18, 2020 7:40 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Most geographically nonsensical routing?
Replies: 106
Views: 10413

Re: Most geographically nonsensical routing?

Thanks to non-reving, I once did AKL-MEL-SYD-DFW-LAX-SFO just to get where I needed to be for a wedding.

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by cofannyc
Tue Dec 03, 2019 5:25 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Worst airline corporate culture
Replies: 16
Views: 1476

Re: Worst airline corporate culture

I think it also depends on what role you have in the airline. I have worked at four airlines (all in office jobs at HQ). At two of them, the front line employees would absolutely describe the culture as toxic, but at HQ, the culture was amazing and they were great places to work.

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by cofannyc
Mon Dec 02, 2019 5:09 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: DL selling connections to Singapore on ANA and Singapore via NRT
Replies: 7
Views: 819

Re: DL selling connections to Singapore on ANA and Singapore via NRT

jumbojet wrote:
no FF credits earned either for flights on these airlines.


No DL FF mileage earned, but there's no reason you can get SQ/NH miles (or credit them to any other Star alliance carrier).

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by cofannyc
Thu Nov 21, 2019 6:59 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Saigon Long Weekend on VN A321 and A350 Economy
Replies: 10
Views: 5012

Re: Saigon Long Weekend on VN A321 and A350 Economy

DaProf wrote:
Looking at the departure hall and wondering what the heck is "Texas Chicken" .. must be some small cow.


Just a different trading name for American fried chicken brand Church's Chicken.

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by cofannyc
Thu Nov 14, 2019 1:37 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Biggest American and European cities located more than 1.5 hours from the nearest scheduled airport
Replies: 30
Views: 1894

Re: Biggest American and European cities located more than 1.5 hours from the nearest scheduled airport

jetwet1 wrote:
masgniw wrote:
Bakersfield CA has almost 1m residents and is ~2 hrs from FAT and the LA area.


Ignoring Bakersfield's own airport ?


Which has service to 4 airports by 2 carriers...

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by cofannyc
Tue Nov 12, 2019 5:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 11/10/2019: AA Exits BWI-PHX;B6 Adds DCA-MVY;DY Drops JFK-MAD;G4 Exits FNL?;SY
Replies: 89
Views: 12433

Re: OAG Changes 11/10/2019: AA Exits BWI-PHX;B6 Adds DCA-MVY;DY Drops JFK-MAD;G4 Exits FNL?;SY

What kind of logic is that? Ack and mvy are goldmine in the summer time. Have you ever looked at their margins to these places? Yup, from places most people would usually drive to there such as New York state or Massachusetts. Plus AVY already has seasonal American Eagle service from DCA, not sure ...

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by cofannyc
Tue Nov 12, 2019 3:03 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What time does check in close for international flights
Replies: 3
Views: 392

Re: What time does check in close for international flights

Online check-in You can check-in online from 30 hours to 1 hour before scheduled departure. For flights to the United States online check-in is available from 24 hours before departure. Check-in and baggage drop-off at the airport The self-service kiosks are available for check-in at most airports o...

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by cofannyc
Wed Nov 06, 2019 3:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What is Air Japan?
Replies: 14
Views: 4242

Re: What is Air Japan?

(also, can someone explain why United also sometimes sells Japan Airlines tickets, even though it is a different alliance?) Because sometimes an alliance partner: [*]doesn't provide adequate coverage to all of the destinations that the carrier wants [*]doesn't provide adequate connectivity (long co...

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by cofannyc
Tue Oct 22, 2019 8:33 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airlines selling extremely tight airport connections
Replies: 45
Views: 10618

Re: Airlines selling extremely tight airport connections

I never said that airports set MCT. Sorry that you interpreted it that way. The reality is there are the published GUIDELINES, then there are the connections the airlines actually offer for sale. The offerings made available for sale often routinely violate the carrier's own guidelines. I absolutel...

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by cofannyc
Tue Oct 22, 2019 8:28 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: How do airlines benefit from the StopOver offers?
Replies: 7
Views: 4536

Re: How do airlines benefit from the StopOver offers?

It's also worth noting that many (I'd say more than 50%) of Transatlantic and Transpacific fares have always allowed at least one free stopover in either direction at a connection point. However, it wasn't until recently that airlines really started aggressively marketing it. It's also why when you ...

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by cofannyc
Mon Sep 09, 2019 4:42 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Travel dilemma
Replies: 17
Views: 1675

Re: Travel dilemma

The problem is you're trying to fit too much into too little time. TPA-ORD/MDW is, call it, a 3 hour flight. Adding connections includes additional time in the hour plus connection time on the ground (at least 30 minutes assuming you found a combination of flights right at the minimum connecting tim...

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by cofannyc
Mon Sep 09, 2019 1:24 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Travel dilemma
Replies: 17
Views: 1675

Re: Travel dilemma

The earliest non-stop flight in is on United, which arrives at 0848. If you drive up to MCO, there is a Southwest non-stop that arrives into Midway at 0820. If you're trying to avoid paying for a hotel room on the night before, you could take the UA flight to SFO that leaves the night before at 1920...

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by cofannyc
Mon Aug 19, 2019 5:38 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Questions about Code Sharing?
Replies: 10
Views: 1387

Re: Questions about Code Sharing?

Well... using the example above - BA 572 LHR to MXP is carries the AA codeshare AA6583. If you go to AA.com and search for a flight LHR to MXP using carrier AA, nothing comes up - the standalone AA code flight is not bookable: https://checkout.na0.netsuite.com/core/media/media.nl?id=1488&c=TSTD...

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by cofannyc
Mon Aug 19, 2019 5:31 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Questions about Code Sharing?
Replies: 10
Views: 1387

Re: Questions about Code Sharing?

It is also going to be specific to the combination of carriers involved and the options the marketing carrier has (plus the rules for the fare you are pricing). For example, B6 allows a standalone booking on the EK BOS-DXB flight using the B6 code. This makes sense because B6 doesn't cross the Atlan...

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by cofannyc
Fri Aug 16, 2019 5:42 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Most Painful Red Eye Flight of 2019?
Replies: 39
Views: 4872

Re: Most Painful Red Eye Flight of 2019?

I just did one of the Vegas redeyes this week. LAS-IAH on UA. Departs LAS at 1:00, arrived in Houston at 5:22 with less than 2.5 hours in the air.

Tons of these kinds of flights out there around the world.

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by cofannyc
Fri Aug 09, 2019 10:38 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why doesn’t UA have a non stop between TPA and LAX ?
Replies: 3
Views: 641

Re: Why doesn’t UA have a non stop between TPA and LAX ?

The leading cause would be the same reason AA doesn't have non-stop service in the market: TPA - LAX is 2,158 mi TPA - IAH - LAX is 2,166 mi or 8 mi longer than the non-stop TPA - DFW - LAX is 2,164 mi or 6 mi longer than the non-stop Combine that with: (1) the flight being very long thus tying up a...

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by cofannyc
Fri Aug 09, 2019 10:21 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Good cities for a start up airline in 2019
Replies: 12
Views: 1170

Re: Good cities for a start up airline in 2019

KONT is a little too much in a corner of the US for a hub, real or not. So you’re telling me that an airport in the area of the second most populated city in the US is just a corner of the US? He's means it's quite literally in a corner. So it makes a bad domestic connecting hub because it adds unn...

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by cofannyc
Fri Aug 09, 2019 9:32 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: One day return international flight from TPA ?
Replies: 5
Views: 877

Re: One day return international flight from TPA ?

GCM doesn't work. Because it's Cayman Airways operating the flight the flight operates as GCM-TPA-GCM so in order to do a TPA-GCM-TPA round-trip, you would have to overnight at GCM. Silver (3M) flies TPA-NAS-TPA...but it looks like the turnaround time in NAS is too short. WN flies TPA-HAV-TPA with a...

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by cofannyc
Tue Jul 16, 2019 7:27 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Top 10 757 routes
Replies: 13
Views: 1531

Re: Top 10 757 routes

Looks like they just listed DFW-KEF and DUB-MSP... Love that they edit the article as criticism pops up on this site, but don't bother to credit anyone who corrected their article. Absolute garbage. The article was updated on July 16 at 1:11 p.m ET to correct an error on the displayed units of meas...

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by cofannyc
Tue Jul 16, 2019 5:50 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Top 10 757 routes
Replies: 13
Views: 1531

Re: Top 10 757 routes

EWR-NCE on B0 is still running and on the 757. It is 4,007 miles and thus they missed the longest flight. DUB-MSP on EI is on the 757 at 3,735 miles and they missed that too. And EWR-ORY is not completely neo on B0...there are still 757 flights in the next few months until the retirement of the airc...

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by cofannyc
Wed Jul 10, 2019 1:29 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Malindo & Emirates interline?
Replies: 8
Views: 797

Re: Malindo & Emirates interline?

But according to their website, they only interlined with NH, TK, QR, EY & WY https://www.malindoair.com/news-events/2017/08/21/MALINDO-AIR-AND-ANA-FIRMED-NEW-INTERLINE-PARTNERSHIP It may be out of date or it may be the only carriers they WILL interline to, but they certainly have the ability t...

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by cofannyc
Tue Jul 09, 2019 8:52 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Malindo & Emirates interline?
Replies: 8
Views: 797

Re: Malindo & Emirates interline?

Malindo CAN check bags through to EK. They have an interline baggage agreement. There's never a guarantee that they WILL, but they CAN.

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by cofannyc
Mon Jun 24, 2019 10:57 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Should Envoy/American Eagle Downsize?
Replies: 24
Views: 2143

Re: Should Envoy/American Eagle Downsize?

It's well known that Piedmont has an airframe shortage and has since the transition to the ERJ. Piedmont doesn't fly a route with a load factor less than 95% regardless of any agreement. With the exception of Lubbock and Tyler, nobody cares about those tiny towns in Texas. I fly with Piedmont quite...

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by cofannyc
Tue Jun 11, 2019 7:55 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Should Envoy/American Eagle Downsize?
Replies: 24
Views: 2143

Re: Should Envoy/American Eagle Downsize?

The load factors on DFW-ABI are well above the Envoy system average (both for all aircraft and for the ERJs specifically) so you can't possibly call them subpar loads. SJT does have a marginally higher year-round load factor at 82.23%, but with a lot more variability across the year compared to ABI....

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by cofannyc
Mon Jun 10, 2019 1:39 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Should Envoy/American Eagle Downsize?
Replies: 24
Views: 2143

Re: Should Envoy/American Eagle Downsize?

Okay so...you've determined that there is no demand on DFW-ABI as a result of 2 empty flights that you were on. Then, from that very limited sample, you have also concluded that American Eagle doesn't know what it's doing and needs to shrink. I hate to ruin this logic with numbers...but there are a ...

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by cofannyc
Tue Jun 04, 2019 7:24 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your longest & shortest flights
Replies: 78
Views: 5934

Re: Your longest & shortest flights

Longest: IAH-AKL on NZ29 (B777W) - 14:52
Shortest: HYA-ACK on Cape Air (Cessna 402) - 00:07

You could do 127 of my shortest flight in the time of my longest flight...

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by cofannyc
Tue Apr 30, 2019 10:01 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Cannot book ORD -> Midway
Replies: 6
Views: 904

Re: Cannot book ORD -> Midway

Spot on, by RyanairGuru. Same reason you can't search JFK-LGA or LHR-LGW and expect to get results. I suppose you could book it by booking a round trip CHI-MSP and selecting different Chicago airports for the outbound and the return. You could then just tell everyone you booked ORD-MDW if that's imp...

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by cofannyc
Tue Apr 30, 2019 12:28 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: So about the CRJ550's........
Replies: 4
Views: 912

Re: So about the CRJ550's........

RJNUT wrote:
cofannyc wrote:
It's a CRJ700 with 10 first class, 20 economy plus, and 29 economy seats. Plus 4 large closets for rollaboard suitcases that usually have to go in the hold. It is not an all business class plane.

Probably just a typo isn't it just 20 economy seats?


Yes indeed...fat fingers :)

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by cofannyc
Sun Apr 28, 2019 4:19 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Group Ticket Policy (team travel)
Replies: 4
Views: 1170

Re: Group Ticket Policy (team travel)

Alright so I have worked in Revenue Management in a few airlines and had control over group pricing and group policies so here's some thoughts: 1. Have there been any aircraft size changes? Many carriers use % of total aircraft capacity to cap the # of group seats sold on any one flight so if DL had...

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by cofannyc
Sat Apr 27, 2019 7:06 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: So about the CRJ550's........
Replies: 4
Views: 912

Re: So about the CRJ550's........

It's a CRJ700 with 10 first class, 20 economy plus, and 29 economy seats. Plus 4 large closets for rollaboard suitcases that usually have to go in the hold. It is not an all business class plane.

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by cofannyc
Fri Apr 26, 2019 6:07 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: The biggest cheaters ever !!! Qatar Airways
Replies: 25
Views: 2735

Re: The biggest cheaters ever !!! Qatar Airways

I am an Emiartes gold member and I have never faced this issue. If you have an additional luggage , you pay the luggage and if you have excess Kg then you pay the excess. Again, my issue is not that,my issue us that never in my life with all the airlines I have travelled from all over the world , I...

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by cofannyc
Sun Apr 14, 2019 9:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Did CO ever fly to JFK
Replies: 31
Views: 6312

Re: Did CO ever fly to JFK

According to T-100 data (which goes back to 1990), CO operated IAH-JFK from Sep 2000 to Sep 2008 and CLE-JFK from Jul 2006 to Sep 2008.

I only searched on the CO code so potentially there was other CO marketed, other carrier operated service, but I haven't done a deep dive into the T-100 data to see.

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by cofannyc
Thu Feb 28, 2019 6:39 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Is the 747 completely gone from your home airport?
Replies: 74
Views: 4744

Re: Is the 747 completely gone from your home airport?

IAH still sees the BA744 and the LH748

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by cofannyc
Tue Feb 26, 2019 9:06 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: "International Airport" with NO international service
Replies: 64
Views: 7896

Re: "International Airport" with NO international service

A little off topic but what is the driver behind staffing CBP agents at many of the small secondary and tertiary airports in the US like FWA, GRB and SBN when the staff and financial resources maintaining such services could be allocated elsewhere? I’m sure many of us have US CBP “horror stories” a...

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by cofannyc
Fri Feb 15, 2019 7:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Are US Trans-cons Diverting for Fuel?
Replies: 84
Views: 14893

Re: Are US Trans-cons Diverting for Fuel?

American calls the pit stop for AA1161 BOS-LAX in MSP a "Redirection" rather than a diversion. That is a foolish conceit on AA's part. From Merriam-Webster : Definition of diversion 1 : the act or an instance of diverting or straying from a course, activity, or use : DEVIATION Bad weather...

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by cofannyc
Thu Feb 14, 2019 6:43 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airbus a380 routes
Replies: 3
Views: 498

Re: Airbus a380 routes

From OAG for the month of February: Air France: ABJ-CDG - Flights in Feb: 30 CDG-JFK - Flights in Feb: 28 CDG-JNB - Flights in Feb: 56 CDG-LAX - Flights in Feb: 56 CDG-MEX - Flights in Feb: 48 CDG-MIA - Flights in Feb: 50 CDG-PVG - Flights in Feb: 56 British Airways: HKG-LHR - Flights in Feb: 48 IAD...

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by cofannyc
Sat Jan 26, 2019 12:32 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Frequent Travelers: How do you maintain or lose weight?
Replies: 34
Views: 2259

Re: Frequent Travelers: How do you maintain or lose weight?

* Don't feel like you have to eat just because things are free. I spend a lot of time in lounges and on planes, but never feel a compulsion to eat everything and drink everything just because it's included in my ticket price The last one really resonates with me. If I get upgraded to first class I ...

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by cofannyc
Fri Jan 25, 2019 3:58 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Frequent Travelers: How do you maintain or lose weight?
Replies: 34
Views: 2259

Re: Frequent Travelers: How do you maintain or lose weight?

A couple of things that I do when traveling that has allowed me to keep losing weight through 2018 and into 2019 even though travel was quite high: * Wake up in the morning to get some sort of physical exercise in (I would normally work out at night, but too easy to make excuses after a day of work)...

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by cofannyc
Tue Jan 15, 2019 3:49 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airports with the most MD80 ops
Replies: 7
Views: 1562

Re: Airports with the most MD80 ops

Since AA is moving to retire the MD80 fleet over the course of the year, I pulled the top airports for December 2019 to see what the picture looks like at year end:

ATL - Atlanta, GA, USA
THR - Tehran, IRN
MHD - Mashhad, IRN
MEM - Memphis, TN, USA
CCS - Caracas, VEN

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by cofannyc
Mon Jan 07, 2019 9:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta flight number question
Replies: 36
Views: 3613

Re: Delta flight number question

EvanWSFO wrote:
I've always been curious if the U.S. ever gets to a point that we would see five-digit flight numbers. Using the out and back method makes sense yet I'll guess it may confuse infrequent flyers.


There's a lot of underlying technology that cannot support 5 digit flight numbers.

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by cofannyc
Mon Jan 07, 2019 8:39 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Is it possible to get good connecting fares to BQN?
Replies: 3
Views: 496

Re: Is it possible to get good connecting fares to BQN?

What's the origin? JetBlue has plenty of good connections via JFK, FLL, and MCO. For example, from BOS, I see northbound and southbound options on JetBlue via JFK with 2 hour connections that aren't significantly more expensive than longer connection options.

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by cofannyc
Mon Jan 07, 2019 8:38 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Is it possible to get good connecting fares to BQN?
Replies: 3
Views: 496

Re: Is it possible to get good connecting fares to BQN?

What's the origin? JetBlue has plenty of good connections via JFK, FLL, and MCO. For example, from BOS, I see northbound and southbound options on JetBlue via JFK with 2 hour connections that aren't significantly more expensive than longer connection options.

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by cofannyc
Fri Jan 04, 2019 7:36 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: CX sells premium seats for economy prices ...
Replies: 15
Views: 3954

Re: CX sells premium seats for economy prices ...

It's probably some external IT companies that do the work anyway (IIRC CX had outsource their IT department). And you can bet that somebody will get canned. The filing itself also would have been created by CX and potentially filed by an outsourced vendor (a lot of airlines use TCS in Mumbai) and t...

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by cofannyc
Wed Jan 02, 2019 10:22 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: CX sells premium seats for economy prices ...
Replies: 15
Views: 3954

Re: CX sells premium seats for economy prices ...

Kudos for CX for honouring the fares... ...but sucks to be the one who loaded the fares up. Fired, most definitely. Definitely not. I ran an airline pricing team for 5 years and mistakes happen. Its a learning moment and a chance to review processes and safeguards. Unless it was done maliciously, n...

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by cofannyc
Wed Dec 26, 2018 10:43 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why don't airlines make use of the strategic location of EIN?
Replies: 22
Views: 2068

Re: Why don't airlines make use of the strategic location of EIN?

Being in the centre of the AMS-BRU-DUS triangle makes it the exact opposite of a strategic location given the size and depth of service of the other airports. People in the middle have 3 airports for travel to on periphery (and clearly they already do) and no one is going to stop serving AMS/BRU/DUS...

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by cofannyc
Fri Dec 21, 2018 2:17 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: US Airports With Ramp Boarding and/or Bus Gates?
Replies: 52
Views: 4922

Re: US Airports With Ramp Boarding and/or Bus Gates?

HVN is only served by AA (previously on Dash 8s, now on the CR2) and uses the ground boarding gates. There is an upper level jet bridge, which I think was an overly ambitious bit of construction.

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by cofannyc
Wed Dec 19, 2018 2:24 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Recycled PNRs
Replies: 8
Views: 2031

Re: Recycled PNRs

oh originally I through the PNRs last for more then one year as technically you can have a reservation as far as 36X days in advance. Having PNRs recycling every 3-6 months may cause trouble to operation (i.e. more then one booking using the same PNR) . A PNR that contains a ticket that still holds...

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by cofannyc
Tue Dec 11, 2018 5:13 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Pricing on codeshare flights
Replies: 3
Views: 885

Re: Pricing on codeshare flights

Joint ventures are revenue neutral not codeshares. When CA sells on LX, they will pay LX whatever rate they agreed to and CA will keep anything above that. What is happening here is that CA likely files one set of fares on ZRH-PEK for both CA operated and LX operated flights. Right now, the flights ...

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by cofannyc
Sun Dec 09, 2018 6:03 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: When a third party misspells name: how to handle
Replies: 6
Views: 902

Re: When a third party misspells name: how to handle

I will still have a problem earning miles when the name doesn’t match my frequent flyer membership. Really? 'Cause that's done by name, not number... I can see name matching after the number is matched, but matching solely on name would be ridiculous. John Smiths (or whatever) everywhere would be s...

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by cofannyc
Sun Dec 09, 2018 5:58 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Birthday trip to The Ice Hotel - Swedish Lapland
Replies: 3
Views: 3841

Re: Birthday trip to The Ice Hotel - Swedish Lapland

What a cool trip!

newbief1yer wrote:
Salute to Norwegian for still providing free Wi-Fi when no other airline i know off do it.


JetBlue does and it works quite well for me.

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