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by cygnuschicago
Tue Oct 09, 2012 7:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jetstar Staff Humiliated Passenger
Replies: 48
Views: 16552

RE: Jetstar Staff Humiliated Passenger

Scenario 1 - 2012: Large, 21yo passenger, Kelsey Hughes, appears heavily pregnant. At boarding, she is asked by gate agent for a medical certificate before flying. Ms Hughes is not pregnant, merely obese, and feels victimised, sells her story to the press and considers legal action. Scenario 2 - 201...

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by cygnuschicago
Wed Oct 03, 2012 8:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why Won't The Peotone Airport Die?
Replies: 54
Views: 10069

RE: Why Won't The Peotone Airport Die?

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/iFlyLOTs" class="quote" target="_blank">iFlyLOTs</a> (<a href="#0" class="quote">Thread starter</a>):<br/><i>Illinois governor Pat Quinn submitt...

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by cygnuschicago
Thu Sep 27, 2012 8:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: QX F/A Arrested For Stealing A Pax's I-pad
Replies: 23
Views: 5471

RE: QX F/A Arrested For Stealing A Pax's I-pad

While this may happen, the converse does to. In 2009, I dropped my old blackberry into one of those stupid <acronym title="American Airlines (USA)">AA</acronym> business seats - the ones where everything gets lost in the mechanism. I actually didn't notice it until late in the day in Chicago I disco...

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by cygnuschicago
Thu Aug 23, 2012 7:38 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Man Kicked Off Flight For Wearing Anti-TSA Shirt
Replies: 51
Views: 10645

RE: Man Kicked Off Flight For Wearing Anti-TSA Shirt

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/hypercott" class="quote" target="_blank">hypercott</a> (<a href="#7" class="quote">Reply 7</a>):<br/><i>The essence of free speech is that you s...

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by cygnuschicago
Fri Aug 10, 2012 9:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin's Unaccompanied Minor Policy Under Fire
Replies: 111
Views: 15628

RE: Virgin's Unaccompanied Minor Policy Under Fire

I'm quite happy with a policy to not be seated next to an <acronym title="Air Zimbabwe">UM</acronym>. Afterall, it is probably just as much for my protection from some poorly raised kid. However, since I pick my seats well in advance, if I was already on the plane, and then the flight attendant aske...

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by cygnuschicago
Wed May 30, 2012 8:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Does SAA Hold A Grudge Against Boeing?
Replies: 45
Views: 21669

RE: Does SAA Hold A Grudge Against Boeing?

A few thoughts: 1) The 738s were ordered by Coleman Andrews, at hugely inflated prices. The decision to switch from the 738 to the A32x is partly a backlash against Boeing, which was quite happy to exploit the cosy relationship between themselves and the American CEO and over-charge the South Africa...

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by cygnuschicago
Thu May 03, 2012 1:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LHR Terminal 5 Voted Worlds' Best.
Replies: 141
Views: 14494

RE: LHR Terminal 5 Voted Worlds' Best.

Interesting. While <acronym title="Turkmenistan Airlines">T5</acronym> is a vast improvement over the messy T1-3 setup, "World's Best" seems a bit of a stretch. Personally, I find a number of things really odd about <acronym title="Turkmenistan Airlines">T5</acronym>: - The severe lack of gates, res...

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by cygnuschicago
Thu Apr 26, 2012 11:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Insane TSA Lines (ID Check) Lately
Replies: 104
Views: 12182

RE: Insane TSA Lines (ID Check) Lately

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/PanHAM" class="quote" target="_blank">PanHAM</a> (<a href="#49" class="quote">Reply 49</a>):<br/><i>Well, as a stupid foreigner arriving at an U...

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by cygnuschicago
Mon Apr 23, 2012 11:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Heathrow Immigration Delays, The Saga Continues
Replies: 92
Views: 13287

RE: Heathrow Immigration Delays, The Saga Continues

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/garpd" class="quote" target="_blank">garpd</a> (<a href="#37" class="quote">Reply 37</a>):<br/><i>In contrast, after arrival at <acronym title="...

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by cygnuschicago
Mon Apr 23, 2012 8:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Heathrow Immigration Delays, The Saga Continues
Replies: 92
Views: 13287

RE: Heathrow Immigration Delays, The Saga Continues

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/airsmiles" class="quote" target="_blank">airsmiles</a> (<a href="#34" class="quote">Reply 34</a>):<br/><i>Yes, I've had one or two delays at Hea...

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by cygnuschicago
Fri Apr 13, 2012 7:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UK Gov Confirm NO 3rd Runway At LHR.
Replies: 58
Views: 8896

RE: UK Gov Confirm NO 3rd Runway At LHR.

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/SonomaFlyer" class="quote" target="_blank">SonomaFlyer</a> (<a href="#43" class="quote">Reply 43</a>):<br/><i>Keeping the curfew, restricting th...

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by cygnuschicago
Thu Apr 12, 2012 6:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UK Gov Confirm NO 3rd Runway At LHR.
Replies: 58
Views: 8896

RE: UK Gov Confirm NO 3rd Runway At LHR.

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/PanHAM" class="quote" target="_blank">PanHAM</a> (<a href="#25" class="quote">Reply 25</a>):<br/><i> that's the government cutting spending, mea...

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by cygnuschicago
Thu Apr 12, 2012 11:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UK Gov Confirm NO 3rd Runway At LHR.
Replies: 58
Views: 8896

RE: UK Gov Confirm NO 3rd Runway At LHR.

Since moving to London about 4 months ago, I just don't see the need for a third runway. In every single one of my 20+ arrivals since, regardless of terminal, only maximum 3 immigration desks have been open. My immigration wait time averages around 50 min, and at least two trips have had over 2h of ...

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by cygnuschicago
Tue Apr 10, 2012 5:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kids Not Allowed On Malaysia 380 Upper Deck Y
Replies: 92
Views: 20958

RE: Kids Not Allowed On Malaysia 380 Upper Deck Y

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/ContnlEliteCMH" class="quote" target="_blank">ContnlEliteCMH</a> (<a href="#64" class="quote">Reply 64</a>):<br/><i> You are buying inventory of...

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by cygnuschicago
Thu Apr 05, 2012 8:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kids Not Allowed On Malaysia 380 Upper Deck Y
Replies: 92
Views: 20958

RE: Kids Not Allowed On Malaysia 380 Upper Deck Y

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/mogandoCI" class="quote" target="_blank">mogandoCI</a> (<a href="#61" class="quote">Reply 61</a>):<br/><i>No idea what type of Alice Wonderland ...

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by cygnuschicago
Thu Apr 05, 2012 8:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Coffee [Strike]Air[/strike]AerLingus Safety Risk
Replies: 38
Views: 7186

RE: Coffee [Strike]Air[/strike]AerLingus Safety Risk

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/LuftyMatt" class="quote" target="_blank">LuftyMatt</a> (<a href="#23" class="quote">Reply 23</a>):<br/><i>It's just an aviation rule full stop, ...

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by cygnuschicago
Thu Apr 05, 2012 2:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Coffee [Strike]Air[/strike]AerLingus Safety Risk
Replies: 38
Views: 7186

RE: Coffee [Strike]Air[/strike]AerLingus Safety Risk

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/tonystan" class="quote" target="_blank">tonystan</a> (<a href="#15" class="quote">Reply 15</a>):<br/><i>Do you read all the conditions of carrai...

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by cygnuschicago
Thu Apr 05, 2012 11:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Coffee [Strike]Air[/strike]AerLingus Safety Risk
Replies: 38
Views: 7186

RE: Coffee [Strike]Air[/strike]AerLingus Safety Risk

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/tonystan" class="quote" target="_blank">tonystan</a> (<a href="#14" class="quote">Reply 14</a>):<br/><i>So when you think about it, I think its ...

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by cygnuschicago
Thu Apr 05, 2012 10:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Coffee [Strike]Air[/strike]AerLingus Safety Risk
Replies: 38
Views: 7186

RE: Coffee A Safety Risk On Air Lingus

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/irishbean" class="quote" target="_blank">irishbean</a> (<a href="#5" class="quote">Reply 5</a>):<br/><i>I have seen this plenty of times and not...

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by cygnuschicago
Thu Apr 05, 2012 9:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Coffee [Strike]Air[/strike]AerLingus Safety Risk
Replies: 38
Views: 7186

Coffee [Strike]Air[/strike]AerLingus Safety Risk

Before boarding, I generally grab a cup of coffee at the airport. On my recent first (and only) flight on Air Lingus from Heathrow to Cork, I grabbed a cup of coffee at <acronym title="London - Heathrow (LHR / EGLL), United Kingdom">LHR</acronym>. The coffee was in it's usual paper-cup with lid. Abo...

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by cygnuschicago
Tue Apr 03, 2012 7:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kids Not Allowed On Malaysia 380 Upper Deck Y
Replies: 92
Views: 20958

RE: Kids Not Allowed On Malaysia 380 Upper Deck Y

Personally, I believe when we as a society start viewing children as an inconvenience instead of an asset, we are truly doomed. I fly over 200,000 annually, and many of my flights are transatlantic or coast-to-coast red-eyes. In that time I have only once been kept awake by a child, and even then it...

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by cygnuschicago
Fri Mar 30, 2012 10:51 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Heathrow Immigration Staffing
Replies: 10
Views: 3322

RE: Heathrow Immigration Staffing

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/ikramerica" class="quote" target="_blank">ikramerica</a> (<a href="#2" class="quote">Reply 2</a>):<br/><i> This must be why <acronym title="Unit...

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by cygnuschicago
Fri Mar 30, 2012 10:48 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Heathrow Immigration Staffing
Replies: 10
Views: 3322

RE: Heathrow Immigration Staffing

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/767eng" class="quote" target="_blank">767eng</a> (<a href="#1" class="quote">Reply 1</a>):<br/><i>Cost cutting by successive governments is main...

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by cygnuschicago
Thu Mar 29, 2012 9:21 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Heathrow Immigration Staffing
Replies: 10
Views: 3322

Heathrow Immigration Staffing

In November last year I moved from Chicago to London, and am absolutely shocked at the staffing levels at Heathrow at immigration. In approximately 20 flights since then, I have never encountered more than 3 open desks at any of Terminals 1, 3 or 5. In fact, right now I've been waiting here at Termi...

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by cygnuschicago
Mon Mar 19, 2012 9:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Velvet Sky Still Trying To Make A Go Of It
Replies: 4
Views: 3298

Velvet Sky Still Trying To Make A Go Of It

Just picked this up <a href="http://www.iol.co.za/travel/travel-news/velvet-sky-s-future-still-up-in-the-air-1.1259133" target="_blank">http://www.iol.co.za/travel/travel-n...ture-still-up-in-the-air-1.1259133</a> Seems Velvet Air is still of promises. I keep wondering why it is so hard for airlines...

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by cygnuschicago
Sat Mar 10, 2012 2:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LHR Runway Saga Is Raised Again.
Replies: 96
Views: 19833

RE: LHR Runway Saga Is Raised Again.

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/FlyingCello" class="quote" target="_blank">FlyingCello</a> (<a href="#41" class="quote">Reply 41</a>):<br/><i>Boris Island is a nice idea...but ...

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by cygnuschicago
Sat Mar 10, 2012 11:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LHR Runway Saga Is Raised Again.
Replies: 96
Views: 19833

RE: LHR Runway Saga Is Raised Again.

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/jfk777" class="quote" target="_blank">jfk777</a> (<a href="#37" class="quote">Reply 37</a>):<br/><i>The UK needs use "Eniment Domain" to buy the...

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by cygnuschicago
Mon Mar 05, 2012 9:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LHR Runway Saga Is Raised Again.
Replies: 96
Views: 19833

RE: LHR Runway Saga Is Raised Again.

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/mikey72" class="quote" target="_blank">mikey72</a> (<a href="#27" class="quote">Reply 27</a>):<br/><i>What percentage of those NIMBYS would be e...

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by cygnuschicago
Fri Jan 13, 2012 4:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EasyJet Introduces Flat £9/€11 Admin Fee For All
Replies: 39
Views: 9287

RE: EasyJet Introduces Flat £9/€11 Admin Fee For All

Fortunately, the UK are planning to ban this by end of the year, while the EU will do so by 2014. Of course, airlines will try and get around it calling it an "admin" fee, but the crackdown is coming

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by cygnuschicago
Wed Jan 04, 2012 9:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Unclaimed Cell Phone Causes Flight To Divert
Replies: 15
Views: 4998

RE: Unclaimed Cell Phone Causes Flight To Divert

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/qqflyboy" class="quote" target="_blank">qqflyboy</a> (<a href="#1" class="quote">Reply 1</a>):<br/><i>After being interviewed by <acronym title=...

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by cygnuschicago
Tue Jan 03, 2012 3:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Continental 1959: No Ticket Needed To Board
Replies: 28
Views: 12658

RE: Continental 1959: No Ticket Needed To Board

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/usdcaguy" class="quote" target="_blank">usdcaguy</a> (<a href="#8" class="quote">Reply 8</a>):<br/><i>The major problem as I see it is that you ...

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by cygnuschicago
Tue Dec 20, 2011 3:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Narrow Seat Pitch - How Is It Measured & Handled?
Replies: 12
Views: 4125

RE: Narrow Seat Pitch - How Is It Measured & Handled?

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/747m8te" class="quote" target="_blank">747m8te</a> (<a href="#5" class="quote">Reply 5</a>):<br/><i>But reclining the seat does just that...recl...

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by cygnuschicago
Tue Dec 20, 2011 10:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Narrow Seat Pitch - How Is It Measured & Handled?
Replies: 12
Views: 4125

RE: Narrow Seat Pitch - How Is It Measured & Handled?

Ironically, I am also exactly 185cm tall. I fly Lufthansa a lot, including on the A346. I cannot remember a single time when I have had an issue with space for my legs when someone reclines the seat back. Not once. Since I'm the same height, I can see that you might have been slightly inconvenienced...

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by cygnuschicago
Mon Nov 07, 2011 9:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sabena, 10 Years Later...
Replies: 23
Views: 10658

RE: Sabena, 10 Years Later...

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/klmcedric" class="quote" target="_blank">klmcedric</a> (<a href="#5" class="quote">Reply 5</a>):<br/><i>Experts today say the airline could have...

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by cygnuschicago
Sun Oct 30, 2011 6:46 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why Are Window Shades Asked To Be Down?
Replies: 82
Views: 44724

RE: Why Are Window Shades Asked To Be Down?

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/Flaps" class="quote" target="_blank">Flaps</a> (<a href="#35" class="quote">Reply 35</a>):<br/><i>Your seat purchase includes only the tiny squa...

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by cygnuschicago
Sun Oct 30, 2011 9:14 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why Are Window Shades Asked To Be Down?
Replies: 82
Views: 44724

RE: Why Are Window Shades Asked To Be Down?

The two reasons are pretty clear: - Ability to watch movies / work without glare - When flying with the sun streaming directly in, that it doesn't cause passenger discomfort Now, you could argue that is inconvenient to those that want to look out the window. However, in a typicaly 8-abreast configur...

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by cygnuschicago
Wed Oct 19, 2011 7:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Appalling Response From SAA Re Family Tragedy
Replies: 19
Views: 7057

Appalling Response From SAA Re Family Tragedy

I usually love SAA, but based on the facts above, I am pretty shocked. This is certainly a truly disgusting issue, unlike the "SWA is the worst airline because they kicked me off after I refused to pull up my pants to cover my fat butt crack" complaints.

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by cygnuschicago
Wed Jul 13, 2011 8:19 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Casey Anthony & The Airlines
Replies: 33
Views: 5000

RE: Casey Anthony & The Airlines

More pertinent to the matter, would any airline allow an unaccompanied minor to be seated next to her?

For that matter, would her lawyer or any of the jurors allow her to babysit their kids?

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by cygnuschicago
Mon Jul 04, 2011 7:25 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: The Unbeatable Queen Of The Skies?
Replies: 53
Views: 8717

RE: The Unbeatable Queen Of The Skies?

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/billreid" class="quote" target="_blank">billreid</a> (<a href="#3" class="quote">Reply 3</a>):<br/><i>If you ask 500 professional pilots they li...

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by cygnuschicago
Fri Feb 11, 2011 2:11 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why Is There No Passport Control At US Airports?
Replies: 57
Views: 39655

RE: Why Is There No Passport Control At US Airport

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/Birdwatching" class="quote" target="_blank">Birdwatching</a> (<a href="#4" class="quote">Reply 4</a>):<br/><i>The USA is one of the most difficu...

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by cygnuschicago
Thu Dec 09, 2010 12:08 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Airports With Terminal Far Apart - Why?
Replies: 43
Views: 10361

RE: Airports With Terminal Far Apart - Why?

Guess it really depends on how you define far apart. At <acronym title="CURRENT: Munich (- Franz Josef Strauss) (MUC / EDDM), Germany AND OLD: Munich - Riem (MUC / EDDM) (closed), Germany">MUC</acronym>, if you are connecting Star Alliance long haul / regional - it's all in Terminal 2. But if you hi...

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by cygnuschicago
Wed Dec 08, 2010 9:07 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: McDonnell Douglas--"What If?" Thread
Replies: 30
Views: 7316

RE: McDonnell Douglas--"What If?" Thread

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/tsugambler" class="quote" target="_blank">tsugambler</a> (<a href="#8" class="quote">Reply 8</a>):<br/><i>ou can update an older platform just f...

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by cygnuschicago
Mon Jun 02, 2008 4:55 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Lemon Law For Aircraft?
Replies: 19
Views: 8978

RE: Lemon Law For Aircraft?

Airbus didn't take back AA's A300s....
 Wink

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by cygnuschicago
Wed Apr 30, 2008 4:52 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: A320RS: Airbus Plans Radical New Wing
Replies: 33
Views: 17990

RE: A320RS: Airbus Plans Radical New Wing

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by cygnuschicago
Thu Mar 20, 2008 3:07 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Thrust Vectoring On Commercial Aircraft
Replies: 14
Views: 6412

Thrust Vectoring On Commercial Aircraft

Despite the increasing use of CFRP on new aircraft, I keep expecting a bit of a step-change in design. So, I've been looking around to see what we can expect in the future, and one thing I've never heard mention of if thrust-vectoring. I realize this carries some weight-penalties for the engine, but...

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by cygnuschicago
Tue Feb 05, 2008 3:10 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Titanium Alumide Picture
Replies: 4
Views: 3447

RE: Titanium Alumide Picture

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by cygnuschicago
Tue Jan 22, 2008 9:56 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Quietest Long-haul A/c Cabins
Replies: 24
Views: 5474

RE: Quietest Long-haul A/c Cabins

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by cygnuschicago
Wed Dec 19, 2007 6:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Last Row.. DC-9, MD-80
Replies: 29
Views: 6503

RE: Last Row.. DC-9, MD-80

While the seats suck if the plane is full, the fact that they are airport assigned can be a pleasure. I used to fly on <acronym title="Air Madagascar">MD</acronym>-80 redeyes from <acronym title="Lan Chile">LA</acronym> to <acronym title="Chicago - O'Hare International (ORD / KORD), USA - Illinois">...

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by cygnuschicago
Wed Dec 19, 2007 3:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM:747-800 Combi Order In Sight?
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RE: KLM:747-800 Combi Order In Sight?

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by cygnuschicago
Wed Dec 19, 2007 3:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will A380 Experience Help Make A350 A Success?
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RE: Will A380 Experience Help Make A350 A Success?

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