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by UALFAson
Sat Jun 10, 2017 2:33 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airline Branding at Airports
Replies: 4
Views: 430

Re: Airline Branding at Airports

BOS features UA's newly designed check-in area concept that could/will roll out to other stations eventually. I have mixed feelings about it. On one hand, I am like you in that I enjoy seeing a nice logoed backsplash behind a ticket counter, especially if you can see a full row of them all the way d...

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by UALFAson
Thu Jun 08, 2017 9:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Which second-tier US cities can support Trans-Atlantic Flights?
Replies: 310
Views: 30853

Re: Which second-tier US cities can support Trans-Atlantic Flights?

The are also far less out of the way hubs in Europe then there are in the USA. Who want's to transfer at ATL when fly from IND to Europe or in DFW when going from ICT to Europe. But why wouldn't you fly Europe-IND via JFK if on DL or Europe-ICT via ORD if on AA? You are deliberately picking out-of-...

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by UALFAson
Wed Jun 07, 2017 9:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Which second-tier US cities can support Trans-Atlantic Flights?
Replies: 310
Views: 30853

Re: Which second-tier US cities can support Trans-Atlantic Flights?

RDU with AA to LHR and DL to CDG Those cities already have enough service (ATL already has flights to many points in Europe, Asia and Africa), though RDU might be able to use a flight to AMS on DL. RDU is not a tourist destination, so DY is not likely to fly there. Both of these flights currently o...

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by UALFAson
Wed Jun 07, 2017 3:29 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What do you believe constitutes an expensive US Transcon fare?
Replies: 9
Views: 852

Re: What do you believe constitutes an expensive US Transcon fare?

I think that somewhere around $500-600 is where I start to call a roundtrip coast-to-coast flight expensive. I get that flying in inflation-adjusted prices is maybe cheaper than it's ever been, better quality, blah blah, and airlines need to make money/$99 one-way fares aren't sustainable, but for w...

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by UALFAson
Tue Jun 06, 2017 11:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA rebanking of IAH - fully loaded or just a skeleton?
Replies: 50
Views: 10832

Re: UA rebanking of IAH - fully loaded or just a skeleton?

Ref MSY example he stated many of those flights are optimized for Western connectivity but not ideal if someone wanted to go East or North via IAH. With omni-banks UA can offer wider number flights options to be competitive schedule and price wise when competing against larger hubs like ATL and DFW...

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by UALFAson
Sun Jun 04, 2017 10:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 6/4/2017:AA Drops JFK-TUS, AC Drops SLC-YYZ, F9 Drops IAH-SFO, WN Adds FLL-PLS
Replies: 78
Views: 13868

Re: OAG Changes 6/4/2017:AA Drops JFK-TUS, AC Drops SLC-YYZ, F9 Drops IAH-SFO, WN Adds FLL-PLS

I'm pleased to see the jetBlue reductions in SLC, though. I just wish they'd do the same thing against AS in SLC. I'd love to see them pull up shop. Not to hijack the thread, but I'm curious as to why you are wishing for the failure of other carriers at SLC? I know how terrible it is for consumers ...

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by UALFAson
Thu Jun 01, 2017 6:33 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Amtrak Sues Union Station Over Delta Airlines Ads
Replies: 13
Views: 2276

Re: Amtrak Sues Union Station Over Delta Airlines Ads

Amtrak is saving DL from itself. What a waste of advertising money. Why would anyone fly between D.C. and NYC anymore?

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by UALFAson
Fri May 26, 2017 3:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Talks between United and MWAA on IAD terminal improvements are "Intensifying"
Replies: 62
Views: 7858

Re: Talks between United and MWAA on IAD terminal improvements are "Intensifying"

While I agree that a new C/D terminal would be nice, I don't understand the hatred that some people have for the facility. Is it a prestige, world-class facility (arguably the way the main terminal is, at least from a design standpoint)? No. Does it do the job? More or less, yes. It's been painted, ...

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by UALFAson
Mon May 22, 2017 7:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why Is BUR Unpopular?
Replies: 50
Views: 9893

Re: Why Is BUR Unpopular?

Restaurants are old dated and just plain awful in there, airport folks obviously turning a blind eye. Who eats at BUR? One of the benefits is you can get there with just enough time to clear security and board your plane. It's not like LAX where you have to get there hours early and potentially kil...

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by UALFAson
Sat May 13, 2017 7:02 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Should airlines reimburse passengers who check in their carry ons?
Replies: 1
Views: 356

Re: Should airlines reimburse passengers who check in their carry ons?

What would be the point of spending the money? When the bins are full, they're full, and the airlines can basically force people to gate check remaining luggage. Why should they pay for passengers to do something then can force them to do for free later? I get what you're saying, and when I'm travel...

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by UALFAson
Fri May 05, 2017 9:32 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Frontier/United DEN-IAD Why so secretive?
Replies: 4
Views: 737

Re: Frontier/United DEN-IAD Why so secretive?

Assuming you do not have status, the first checked bag on United is $25. The second is $35. There is no charge for carry on bags. This information is directly from united.com.

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by UALFAson
Fri May 05, 2017 7:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Variable A/C Types on a Route
Replies: 25
Views: 2717

Re: Variable A/C Types on a Route

The biggest question I have with long haul routes like this is what happens to the crew. Example the crew of Sunday the 30th. Do they stay in YUL until the Wednesday when the next 777 flight operates, or deadhead home whilst a new crew deadheads over on one of the A333 flights? Remember these are L...

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by UALFAson
Thu May 04, 2017 2:48 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Asking for Full Can of Soda
Replies: 25
Views: 4502

Re: Asking for Full Can of Soda

I've never heard of such a thing....it sounds like, shall we say, nonsense? That was my first thought exactly upon initially reading this post. Just another let's-bash-UA thread. Many flight attendants will just offer a cup full on flights where one set of catering has to last several segments or o...

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by UALFAson
Thu Apr 27, 2017 4:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN CEO: Southwest to no longer overbook flights
Replies: 58
Views: 7852

Re: WN CEO: Southwest to no longer overbook flights

Just means more pax will be standby. With WNs liberal change policies not "overbooking" would be financial suicide. Either change policies would be more restrictive going forward or more pax will be given standby status. THIS. People, particularly leisure travelers on cheap tickets, just ...

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by UALFAson
Fri Apr 21, 2017 4:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Scott Kirby: Leaving New York’s JFK ‘Was the Wrong Decision’
Replies: 152
Views: 28301

Re: Scott Kirby: Leaving New York’s JFK ‘Was the Wrong Decision’

The word many of you are looking for is "losing" with 1 O. "Loosing" is not a word.

This public service announcement brought to you by a former journalist who is about to pull his hair out. The more you know... (insert shooting star GIF)

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by UALFAson
Thu Apr 06, 2017 9:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Heck, Delta is having it bad
Replies: 354
Views: 47139

Re: Heck, ATL is having it bad.

NOT that I am defending DL's response, but the storm couldn't have happened at a much worse time, sans the day before Thanksgiving. Wednesday evening and Thursday are when many consultants, conference attendees, and biz travelers are trying to get home, plus it's the end of spring break for many fol...

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by UALFAson
Thu Apr 06, 2017 3:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Heck, Delta is having it bad
Replies: 354
Views: 47139

Re: Heck, ATL is having it bad.

We got many diversions here at BNA, including a UA 319 from DEN and a DL 320 from SAL. Was wondering why I was hearing so many takeoffs after 11 p.m. and looked on Flight Aware to see a steady stream of diversions finally taking off for ATL with 12-1 a.m. arrivals.

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by UALFAson
Wed Apr 05, 2017 9:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DFW-MYR on AA
Replies: 6
Views: 1302

Re: DFW-MYR on AA

[/quote]Padre on the way to MYR from DFW??? Padre and FL Panhandle are not exact what I would call high-income destinations. MYR has a good bit of convention/event business.[/quote] Well, S. Padre is not "on the way" to MYR as the crow flies (poor word choice on my part), but my point was ...

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by UALFAson
Wed Apr 05, 2017 5:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DFW-MYR on AA
Replies: 6
Views: 1302

Re: DFW-MYR on AA

What passengers would fly it? MYR appeals to a lower-income crowd. Who would fly from DFW past South Padre Island and the Florida Panhandle beaches just to go to MYR? (I don't mean that in a derogatory way, just practically speaking.)

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by UALFAson
Mon Apr 03, 2017 3:12 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Rebooking onto carriers that are not Alliance/JV partners
Replies: 9
Views: 617

Re: Rebooking onto carriers that are not Alliance/JV partners

A couple of years ago (prior to their falling out), I misconnected on DL in CVG heading from BNA-SFO and they rebooked me on AA Eagle CVG-DFW and then mainline AA DFW-SFO.

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by UALFAson
Mon Mar 20, 2017 11:36 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Any ROA folks??
Replies: 6
Views: 740

Re: Any ROA folks??

You might be able to see the runways from an upper-floor room on the backside of one of the hotels at Valley View Mall, particularly the Mainstay Suites Airport or Comfort Inn Airport. As others have mentioned, there won't be a lot of commercial aircraft movement during the day. The mainline DL 717 ...

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by UALFAson
Tue Mar 14, 2017 5:58 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: List Making: Cheapest/Best Value Flight You've Booked
Replies: 62
Views: 3442

Re: List Making: Cheapest/Best Value Flight You've Booked

In the mid-2000s, I flew LAX-GUA on Spirit airlines in an "Ocho Loco" sale for 8 cents each way. Yes, 8 cents! Ticket was about $75 all in with taxes, fees, etc. Grabbed some friends to come with me who were amazed at their $8 each way fares. They got ripped off, LOL!

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by UALFAson
Tue Mar 14, 2017 5:54 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Collecting miles in Y class for a leisure traveller, worth it?
Replies: 8
Views: 790

Re: Collecting miles in Y class for a leisure traveller, worth it?

If you travel infrequently, it's probably not worth spending the extra money to consolidate all your flying on one airline/alliance to try to reach elite status, but there's no reason not to at least collect frequent flyer miles or points. As others have pointed out, it is free, there's tons of ways...

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by UALFAson
Mon Feb 27, 2017 4:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Wisconsin Signs 5-Year CPA with United
Replies: 66
Views: 15335

Re: Air Wisconsin Signs 5-Year CPA with United

With all due respect to ZW employees, I am surprised no one is talking about the hard-product service experience, or lack thereof, on these planes. As a former UA elite who has switched to AA, I am thrilled AA is reducing its CRJ-200 fleet and am not surprised that of course UA is willing to take it...

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by UALFAson
Fri Feb 24, 2017 9:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA to have 9 Boarding groups starting March 1st
Replies: 2
Views: 659

Re: AA to have 9 Boarding groups starting March 1st

The order of passengers boarding will not change. All they're doing is taking all the "preboarding" groups, like First Class, elites, credit card holders, etc. and giving them boarding group numbers rather than reading off their category. The irony is those people know when to board, but i...

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by UALFAson
Fri Feb 24, 2017 9:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Variation of airport names on display boards
Replies: 55
Views: 4781

Re: Variation of airport names on display boards

I have always thought it neat that even when UA or other airlines refer to Newark as New York/Newark, it's still in the same place it would otherwise be in alphabetical order! I was going to mention SNA as well. Also, it's usually still prefaced with "Washington" so people will still be ab...

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by UALFAson
Mon Jan 23, 2017 5:18 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: AA To Introduce Modified Boarding Procedure
Replies: 33
Views: 4963

Re: AA To Introduce Modified Boarding Procedure

To end all the problems with boarding, overhead bins, bag checks on the jet bridge, huge wait times to get on board, frayed tempers, etc, all airlines have to do is allow everyone to check one suitcase for free instead of charging $25, $35, or $50 per bag. Not to get off topic, but this won't solve...

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by UALFAson
Mon Jan 23, 2017 3:51 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: AA To Introduce Modified Boarding Procedure
Replies: 33
Views: 4963

Re: AA To Introduce Modified Boarding Procedure

I agree that it's a lot of groups, especially for the elites, but I will be cool with it IF the gate agent says simply: "Group 4" or whatever and doesn't rattle off the list of every individual category of passenger that includes. It's just so much noise, droning on and on, and no one is l...

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by UALFAson
Mon Jan 23, 2017 12:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 1/27/2016: F9 Drops BNA-LAS+B6/DL/NK
Replies: 28
Views: 5973

Re: OAG Changes 1/27/2016: F9 Drops BNA-LAS+B6/DL/NK

RE: An odd and sudden departure. *F9 BNA-LAS MAR 1.0>0.5 APR 1.0>0 MAY 1.0>0 I have actually seen a fair amount of advertising here around Nashville for the flight (part of the airport's incentive package, I'm sure) but I wonder how much F9 struggles with brand recognition versus WN, AA, and DL that...

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by UALFAson
Tue Jan 17, 2017 4:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 727 at DCA?
Replies: 13
Views: 2109

Re: 727 at DCA?

Flight Aware does not show a 727 landing during that time.

You can either look on the web site yourself or, if you will teach me how you embedded that photo in your post, I will show you the snippet listing all the arrivals at DCA around that time!

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by UALFAson
Mon Jan 16, 2017 10:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Worst Airline in US per WSJ
Replies: 48
Views: 8633

Re: AA Worst Airline in US per WSJ

What's also missing, and is very important, is a range within each of the categories. For 2-hour tarmac delays, if the difference between 1st place and 9th place is 1 percentage point, that shouldn't carry as much weight as a 20-point spread within the cancelled or delayed flights category. Plus, wh...

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by UALFAson
Thu Jan 05, 2017 12:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest to announce CVG
Replies: 112
Views: 13327

Re: Southwest to announce CVG

I agree on the difficulty to measure. But I'm not sure why we would assume it would only stimulate to 52 PDEW when CMH-BNA is about twice that size. I don't know what the new magic O&D number would be, but, as a fellow Nashvillian, I see these as two different markets. CMH-BNA is 6 hours each w...

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by UALFAson
Mon Oct 31, 2016 12:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chaotic Evacuations may Lead to Recertification
Replies: 176
Views: 16981

Re: Chaotic Evacuations may Lead to Recertification

One reason I think people panic about their bags is because they are afraid of losing their passports and visas on international flights. But it's also work and personal laptops, iPads, wallets, car keys, cell phones, business information...The average work briefcase or small carry on contains an i...

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by UALFAson
Wed Oct 19, 2016 11:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MWAA Posts Animation of Proposed DCA Terminal Expansion
Replies: 2
Views: 1482

Re: MWAA Posts Animation of Proposed DCA Terminal Expansion

First, this regional jet extension cannot come soon enough! I have been stuck using the infamous 35X more and more lately since AA has downgauged many of their BNA flights to CRJ-200s, and that bus situation is absolutely deplorable. I assumed it would be a one-story pier, similar to what AA has in ...

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by UALFAson
Mon Oct 17, 2016 10:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why doesn't WN eliminate service to IAD?
Replies: 14
Views: 3012

Re: Why doesn't WN eliminate service to IAD?

IAD should only ever have been 2 MDW, 2 DEN and 2 ATL flights. Flyguy While I agree with MDW and DEN, I am surprised ATL is on the list. What O&D pax would fly WN between those two cities as opposed to UA or DL and earn FF miles? I would imagine WN carries a lot of connecting pax to Florida on ...

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by UALFAson
Fri Oct 07, 2016 4:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hurricane Matthew's Impact on Flight Operations
Replies: 100
Views: 12410

Re: Hurricane Matthew's Impact on Flight Operations

I was hoping to get an intelligent answer why UA was way more cautious than other airlines before Matthew hit south Florida. Most of the major airlines have become very pro-active at cancelling flights ahead of major weather events, such as blizzards. They take a lot of things into consideration, f...

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by UALFAson
Fri Sep 23, 2016 4:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Frontline AA Uniforms
Replies: 27
Views: 4654

Re: New Frontline AA Uniforms

I have flown AA on several flights this week and think the new uniforms looks great! The shade of dark charcoal grey is very contemporary and the cuts of the jackets are very modern. The blouses and shirts are actually a very small gingham/plaid pattern, which gives them a polished, higher end look....

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by UALFAson
Tue Sep 13, 2016 4:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA Changes To Award Travel 2016/2017
Replies: 3
Views: 1693

Re: UA Changes To Award Travel 2016/2017

I was really disappointed once I started reading the details of the Round-the-World ticket once I finally hit 200,000 miles on UA. You were only allowed a ridiculously small number of destinations, like 4, maybe? It was so few, I wondered if it were even possible to get all the way around the globe ...

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by UALFAson
Sun Aug 14, 2016 11:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LGA is a parking lot tonight. 8/14. No North or West departures due to wx
Replies: 13
Views: 4165

Re: LGA is a parking lot tonight. 8/14. No North or West departures due to wx

I've never listened to LiveATC. Currently on LGA Ground. This is nuts! Controller just snapped that DL is still sending planes it can't accept, leading to gridlock on the ground. Folks are earning their salaries tonight!

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by UALFAson
Wed Jun 15, 2016 6:19 am
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Airliners.net Site Upgrade Announcement & Discussion
Replies: 2537
Views: 214800

Re: Airliners.net Site Upgrade Announcement & Discussion

Oh my God, this is just absolutely awful. You shouldn't be "very pleased to share it with you." You should be embarrassed and hanging your heads in shame and frantically trying to get this site back to the way it was. So basically this redesign was intended to make the site more mobile fri...

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by UALFAson
Tue Jun 07, 2016 8:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Going On In Nashville? Part 1
Replies: 294
Views: 36036

RE: What's Going On In Nashville?

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/Lexy" class="quote" target="_blank">Lexy</a> (<a href="#155" class="quote">Reply 155</a>):<br/><i>Ticket counter space is at a premium now. West...

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by UALFAson
Tue Jun 07, 2016 2:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Return Of The Continental Retrojet!
Replies: 53
Views: 21086

RE: Return Of The Continental Retrojet!

I would argue that <acronym title="United Airlines (USA)">UA</acronym>'s entire current fleet is one big <acronym title="Continental Airlines (USA)">CO</acronym> retrojet livery... (And thus begins this week's pm<acronym title="United Airlines (USA)">UA</acronym> vs pm<acronym title="Continental Air...

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by UALFAson
Sat Jun 04, 2016 5:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Newest Delta Safety Demo
Replies: 49
Views: 6533

RE: Newest Delta Safety Demo

Wow, it's very...blue. And not to hijack the thread, but are those the "new" <acronym title="Delta Air Lines (USA)">DL</acronym> <acronym title="Safair (South Africa)">FA</acronym> uniforms?! They look terrible, especially the 3-button suit jacket on the men! 2002 called and they want their fashion ...

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by UALFAson
Mon May 23, 2016 8:52 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Tsa Pre Cleared
Replies: 11
Views: 1855

RE: Tsa Pre Cleared

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/copter808" class="quote" target="_blank">copter808</a> (<a href="#4" class="quote">Reply 4</a>):<br/><i>If frequent flier members are randomly g...

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by UALFAson
Mon May 23, 2016 8:47 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: US Preclearance And Duty Free
Replies: 18
Views: 2250

RE: US Preclearance And Duty Free

But since they pre-clear immigration in <acronym title="Dublin (- Collinstown) (DUB / EIDW), Ireland">DUB</acronym>, would they have to go through <acronym title="Taipei - Sung Shan (TSA / RCSS), Taiwan">TSA</acronym> again at <acronym title="Washington - Dulles International (IAD / KIAD), USA - Vir...

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by UALFAson
Mon May 23, 2016 8:29 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: AA Seat Assignments - When Did It Get This Bad?
Replies: 30
Views: 5204

RE: AA Seat Assignments - When Did It Get This Bad

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/vhtje" class="quote" target="_blank">vhtje</a> (<a href="#8" class="quote">Reply 8</a>):<br/><i>All they are doing is reserving the best seats f...

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by UALFAson
Tue May 17, 2016 8:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why VX, Was Not A Larger Success?
Replies: 47
Views: 11134

RE: Why VX, Was Not A Larger Success?

Part of it too was they took a very long time to build a comprehensive route network and even now don't serve large cities such as <acronym title="Philadelphia - International (Municipal) (PHL / KPHL), USA - Pennsylvania">PHL</acronym>, <acronym title="Atlanta - Hartsfield-Jackson Int (The William B...

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by UALFAson
Thu May 12, 2016 6:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Announces Plan To Renovate IAH.
Replies: 72
Views: 13345

RE: United Announces Plan To Renovate IAH.

Point taken that OTG is paying for the food renovations/installations, but my point, which I admittedly did not make very clear, is that if United thinks swanky new dining options in the <acronym title="Houston - George Bush Intercontinental (IAH / KIAH), USA - Texas">IAH</acronym> terminal are goin...

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by UALFAson
Thu May 12, 2016 3:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Announces Plan To Renovate IAH.
Replies: 72
Views: 13345

RE: United Announces Plan To Renovate IAH.

It looks pretty and all, but I'm with the consultant quoted in the article--flights that arrive on time or, heck, even operate at all are more important to me than some overpriced wine bar I don't have the time or money to experience anyway. Until <acronym title="United Airlines (USA)">UA</acronym> ...

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