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by AWACSooner
Wed Mar 13, 2019 4:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kenya Airways to consider Airbus models
Replies: 62
Views: 15547

Re: Kenya Airways to consider Airbus models

juliuswong wrote:
Didn't KQ has a bad blood with Airbus after KQ431 crash off Ivory Coast back in 2000? They retired their Airbus fleet quite quickly after the crash.

AA did with Airbus after the tail snapped off of AA587...look at their fleet makeup now.

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by AWACSooner
Tue Mar 12, 2019 6:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spirit adds BUR.
Replies: 45
Views: 4887

Re: Spirit adds BUR.

Well, this should drive JetSuiteX off the route...

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by AWACSooner
Sat Mar 09, 2019 6:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DFW delays
Replies: 18
Views: 2391

Re: DFW delays

In my experiences, the WORST weather delays for thunderstorms for the entire CONUS have been at DFW...hyperbole, I know, but it seems that they start the delays as soon as there's a lightning strike within 500 miles. I've lost count the number of delays and cancelations I've had from there in the pa...

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by AWACSooner
Fri Mar 08, 2019 4:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Smartwings to open subsidiary in Germany
Replies: 14
Views: 2581

Re: Smartwings to open subsidiary in Germany

lesfalls wrote:

If there is such a big market then how come did Germania fail then?

Bad financing on planes? Overpaid labor force? Mismanagement? Don't know, but they failed...and someone has to step in

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by AWACSooner
Wed Mar 06, 2019 11:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What soured relations between Boeing and Delta?
Replies: 80
Views: 14410

Re: What soured relations between Boeing and Delta?

I don’t know if I’d go as far as to say things are extremely soured, but it is extremely odd DL has not made a substantial Boeing order as of late. I mean, come on, the 330neo over the 787? Please. That makes zero sense, there is no spinning it. Delta has many routes (and potential routes) that scr...

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by AWACSooner
Wed Mar 06, 2019 9:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What soured relations between Boeing and Delta?
Replies: 80
Views: 14410

Re: What soured relations between Boeing and Delta?

I don’t know if I’d go as far as to say things are extremely soured, but it is extremely odd DL has not made a substantial Boeing order as of late. I mean, come on, the 330neo over the 787? Please. That makes zero sense, there is no spinning it. Delta has many routes (and potential routes) that scr...

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by AWACSooner
Fri Feb 22, 2019 3:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FAA Moves to Reduce Weather Delays at US Airports
Replies: 17
Views: 5210

Re: FAA Moves to Reduce Weather Delays at US Airports

Hope they start with DFW...

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by AWACSooner
Wed Feb 20, 2019 10:18 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: American livery. Dated?
Replies: 52
Views: 5279

Re: American livery. Dated?

KICT wrote:
I still think it's hideous.

This

A 5th grader could've done a better job than whomever came up with that craptastic livery

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by AWACSooner
Wed Feb 20, 2019 10:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines MD-80 Retirement Discussion Thread
Replies: 652
Views: 132557

Re: American Airlines Sets Retirement Date for MD-80s

Detroit313 wrote:
They will be missed.

Especially with the never-ending parade of A321's and 738's that AA seems to have

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by AWACSooner
Tue Feb 19, 2019 11:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Atlantic 787 hits 801mph over Pennsylvania
Replies: 39
Views: 13332

Re: Virgin Atlantic 787 hits 801mph over Pennsylvania

But...why didn't I hear a sonic boom? ;)

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by AWACSooner
Wed Feb 13, 2019 8:18 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Lufthansa wants to sue passenger for not taking booked flight
Replies: 134
Views: 11430

Re: Lufthansa wants to sue passenger for not taking booked flight

Not sure you guys understand what "nonrefundable" and "Act of God" (weather falls under it) mean... Airline wasn't at fault in any way, shape or form; and a nonrefundable ticket is... nonrefundable... Doesn't matter whose fault it was...the airline canceled the flight...and said...

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by AWACSooner
Tue Feb 12, 2019 11:56 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Lufthansa wants to sue passenger for not taking booked flight
Replies: 134
Views: 11430

Re: Lufthansa wants to sue passenger for not taking booked flight

The airlines seem to feel that they can just do whatever they want to do. Case in point, I had a business trip to SEA this past week on an airline that I usually do not fly. I purchased a nonrefundable First Class ticket. I had all intentions of going, as the trip was rather important. However, one...

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by AWACSooner
Tue Feb 12, 2019 4:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spirit Airlines adds CLT
Replies: 47
Views: 5365

Re: Spirit Airlines adds CLT

tphuang wrote:
But let's not kid ourselves, AA will aggressively price match NK on these routes.

In the "basic economy" fare only...the regular economy fares will still be sky-high.

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by AWACSooner
Thu Feb 07, 2019 2:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA to Mesa: Improve
Replies: 53
Views: 9153

Re: AA to Mesa: Improve

n7371f wrote:
Isn't Ornstein the greatest?

How in the hell is this guy still running their operation?

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by AWACSooner
Thu Feb 07, 2019 2:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Mechanics and FA’s say airline is unsafe
Replies: 104
Views: 21662

Re: Southwest Mechanics and FA’s say airline is unsafe

https://www.bizjournals.com/chicago/news/2019/02/06/southwest-airlines-flight-attendants-safety.html I certainly don’t find this surprising. WN has been fined by the FAA many times, had FAA inspectors reassigned because of the payoff they were getting from WN to look the other way and the recent pa...

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by AWACSooner
Tue Feb 05, 2019 11:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Top US markets without service to Canada and Top unserved US routes
Replies: 48
Views: 8162

Re: Top US markets without service to Canada and Top unserved US routes

Well, F9 tried OKC-SAN last year and it didn't stick...doubt WN would do it, as it'll mostly be O/D (unless the flight continues on to the Bay or Vegas, not much connecting opportunities)

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by AWACSooner
Sun Feb 03, 2019 6:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BOG gets USA pre clearance in less than a year
Replies: 79
Views: 10603

Re: BOG gets USA pre clearance in less than a year

Pre-clearance in Canada: never had any issues
Pre-clearance in the Caribbean: yah...bad, bad, BAD

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by AWACSooner
Thu Jan 31, 2019 6:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Accused of Discrimination Against Deaf Couple
Replies: 30
Views: 3408

Re: Delta Accused of Discrimination Against Deaf Couple

Obviously a case of he said/she said...but, snap reaction, and given it's Detroit, I'm not surprised by the gate agent's reaction, and she's probably going to be in the wrong with this one.

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by AWACSooner
Thu Jan 31, 2019 6:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN schedule extension released through Oct 1, 2019
Replies: 33
Views: 4906

Re: WN schedule extension released through Oct 1, 2019

Lame how all the new/returns are all just Sat or Sat Sun only. Certainly not much IMO. As for BOI-MDW, this seems odd since they aren't flying it this summer until then . And it will just replace the Sat only BOI-DAL flight. But I guess anything is better than a reduction. As much as I like WN, thi...

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by AWACSooner
Wed Jan 30, 2019 2:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest paid for FAA inspectors during shutdown
Replies: 50
Views: 9834

Re: Southwest paid for FAA inspectors during shutdown

It sounds like other airlines weren't proactive like Southwest about negotiating for this before the shutdown. Kudos to Southwest for thinking outside the box and getting stuff done. They were busy improvising, adapting, and overcoming while other airlines were busy making excuses. Just like they d...

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by AWACSooner
Wed Jan 30, 2019 1:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 18 years ago: JAL 747 and DC10 narrowly avert catastrophe by just 10 meters
Replies: 35
Views: 13408

Re: 18 years ago: JAL 747 and DC10 narrowly avert catastrophe by just 10 meters

And THAT is why you should listen to TCAS vs the controlers.

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by AWACSooner
Wed Jan 30, 2019 1:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Woman Removed from United Flight for Squashed Middle Seat Complaining.
Replies: 133
Views: 17678

Re: Woman Removed from United Flight for Squashed Middle Seat Complaining.

Southwest allows passengers to book a second seat without paying for it at the ticket counter or gate when the agent can verify the passenger would indeed intrude on another passenger seated next to them. This this blocks the seat so all passengers can sit comfortably without someone intruding into...

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by AWACSooner
Wed Jan 30, 2019 1:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Woman Removed from United Flight for Squashed Middle Seat Complaining.
Replies: 133
Views: 17678

Re: Woman Removed from United Flight for Squashed Middle Seat Complaining.

peterinlisbon wrote:
They are going to have to start weighing / measuring passengers and anyone over a certain size is going to have to pay for two seats.

I have no issues with that...as it costs less to move my 145 lbs around than the 250 lb linebacker.

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by AWACSooner
Tue Jan 29, 2019 4:56 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Georgia Football ATL-STL-ATL on Delta
Replies: 11
Views: 9551

Re: Georgia Football ATL-STL-ATL on Delta

When it comes to booking with Delta based upon fleet selection, it's best not to even anticipate what plane you'll get till maybe 1-2 months out.

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by AWACSooner
Tue Jan 29, 2019 2:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA announces seasonal LAX/SFO-RAP, expands EWR-RAP
Replies: 28
Views: 6191

Re: UA announces seasonal LAX/SFO-RAP, expands EWR-RAP

mspeaumsn wrote:
Ellsworth AFB as well....

That's just for the ex NW pilots to land at... ;)

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by AWACSooner
Fri Jan 25, 2019 4:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LGA Groundstopped due to staffing / other delays [EWR/PHL]
Replies: 68
Views: 10174

Re: LGA Groundstopped due to staffing / other delays [EWR/PHL]

Currently sitting on the taxiway in ATL going to NAS...the wait to takeoff is going to be longer than the actual flight. I get the frustration on the staffers part...but when their actions impact the lives of millions of travelers each day, there needs to be some accountability. Edit: and before the...

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by AWACSooner
Sat Jan 19, 2019 4:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future of Air Malta
Replies: 2
Views: 963

Re: Future of Air Malta

Come back as soon as LH buys them ;)

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by AWACSooner
Sat Jan 19, 2019 4:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SWA 1643 Runway Excursion at OMA
Replies: 82
Views: 11002

Re: SWA 1643 Runway Overrun at OMA

KCaviator wrote:
So when is the FAA going to take notice and look into the safety culture, or lack thereof, at Southwest? This is getting ridiculous...

You're right...they obviously need to be permanently grounded and shut down.

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by AWACSooner
Tue Jan 15, 2019 9:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 50 year anniversary of the Boeing 747
Replies: 223
Views: 19889

Re: 747 First Flight 50th Anniversary

741- Flying Tigers (OAK-ANC-Yakota) July 1988
742- NW (NRT-HNL) July 1992
744- NZ (LAX-LHR) April 2011, BA (DFW-LHR) Mar 2015, Atlas Air (Al Udeid- Ramstein- BWI) June 2017, KL (AMS-YYZ) Feb 2018 (AMS-JFK) Nov 2018
748- LH (IAD-FRA) Mar 2018

Long live the Queen!

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by AWACSooner
Mon Jan 14, 2019 10:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 707 crashes in Iran
Replies: 75
Views: 18858

Re: Boeing 707 crashes in Iran

Okcflyer wrote:
AWACS are 707’s operated by US military

Yes we are...four smoking engines for your security ;)

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by AWACSooner
Mon Jan 14, 2019 2:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Final Passenger flight for the Boeing 727
Replies: 78
Views: 15456

Re: Final Passenger flight for the Boeing 727

Last 72S flight...DL from AUS to DFW in Jan of 2002...sat in the back just ahead of the engines just to listen to the lawnmower one last time.
Long live the tri-jets!

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by AWACSooner
Mon Jan 14, 2019 2:27 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why didn’t AA try a separate low fare operation ?
Replies: 73
Views: 8189

Re: Why didn’t AA try a separate low fare operation ?

Still think Metrojet's scheme looked AWESOME...long live the flying tomato!

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by AWACSooner
Fri Jan 11, 2019 6:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The first Airbus A320 to break the 30-year in service mark
Replies: 198
Views: 72620

Re: A first Airbus A320 broke through the 30-year into service mark

That's nice

-Signed-
A lot of Douglas/McDonnell-Douglas planes

;)

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by AWACSooner
Fri Jan 11, 2019 2:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flightradar24 Not working
Replies: 18
Views: 2221

Re: Flightradar24 Not working

App works just fine

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by AWACSooner
Wed Jan 09, 2019 4:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Scandinavian phasing out their 737-600s
Replies: 6
Views: 1936

Re: Scandinavian phases out their 737-600s

IAmGaroott wrote:
The only 737 type I haven't flown on besides the -100 or MAXs. I should probably book a flight on a WestJet 736 before they're gone.

Flew SK's 736 from OSL to CPH back in 13...flying WS's 736 from YYC to YVR on the 23rd of this month.

Get it while it lasts folks...same with the A318

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by AWACSooner
Sun Jan 06, 2019 7:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 5+ Hour delays into SFO
Replies: 95
Views: 17941

Re: 5+ Hour delays into SFO

I'm north of the city right now in Sonoma County. On and off heavy rain and gusty winds here, so I can see why they have to swap to the the 10/19 configuration. While it is true that flightaware is showing 5hr avg. delays, I'm not seeing many flights that are getting hit that bad. Just looking at D...

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by AWACSooner
Sun Jan 06, 2019 5:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 1/6/2019: FI Axes KEF-BWI; DL to HHH,Earlier Drop of SEA-YEG
Replies: 50
Views: 9020

Re: OAG Changes 1/6/2019: FI Axes KEF-BWI; DL to HHH,Earlier Drop of SEA-YEG

*VC AUS-OKC FEB 0.3>0[0] MAR 0.3>0[0] APR 0.3>0[0.3] MAY 0.3>0[0.4] JUN 0.3>0[0.8] JUL 0.3>0[0.9] AUG 0.3>0[0.7] SEP 0.3>0[0.7] OCT 0.3>0[0.7] Well, given what a compete (censored) show their operation has been out of AUS, and the EXTREMELY bad press they took for their "pick em up in OKC for ...

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by AWACSooner
Sat Jan 05, 2019 3:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Fleet/Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 606
Views: 101236

Re: Southwest Fleet/Network Thread - 2019

tphuang wrote:
I see a lot more additions at BNA this year. They are going to try to turn it into a southeastern BWI.

Then they need to make OKC a daily frequency, not this "Sunday only" crap they keep doing to us...same goes with MCO

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by AWACSooner
Sat Jan 05, 2019 3:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why no Wright Brothers International Airport for DAY?
Replies: 9
Views: 1798

Re: Why no Wright Brothers International Airport for DAY?

All general aviation...no cargo, no commercial

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by AWACSooner
Fri Jan 04, 2019 6:44 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Gratuity for Flight attendants
Replies: 54
Views: 6178

Re: Gratuity for Flight attendants

How do you feel about this? Institutionalized begging. We seriously need a "like" option on posts here...cause this would get a crapton. Gratuities are one thing that I miss about my time living in Europe...here in the states, it's considered an insult if you don't tip at least 15%...in m...

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by AWACSooner
Mon Dec 31, 2018 7:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How is the A350 performing for DL
Replies: 261
Views: 56360

Re: How is the A350 performing for DL

avier wrote:
DL's sensible to have realised there are better products coming of Airbus' shelf. So their recent love for A350's and A321's. Maybe even A220's soon ( though it's much less of an Airbus)

Oh sweet lord...

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by AWACSooner
Fri Dec 28, 2018 4:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LAX to Aruba
Replies: 67
Views: 7815

Re: LAX to Aruba

A388 wrote:
I hope one day Americans will know of Curacao's existence because they all know Aruba but not Curacao which is only 15 minutes flying from Aruba. One day.... :)

A388

Yah, it drives me nuts that everyone flies to AUA or BON from the US, but only AA flies regularly to CUR

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by AWACSooner
Mon Dec 17, 2018 12:22 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Next Economic Downturn: Which US Airline(s) Most at Risk
Replies: 45
Views: 6491

Re: Next Economic Downturn: Which US Airline(s) Most at Risk

The gov't didn't bail out the airlines the last time around (unlke GM), they all went through conventional bankruptcy. AA will almost certainly just go that route again if they fail. It's pretty hard to claim that conventional bankruptcy can't work (the argument in the GM case), when the airlines h...

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by AWACSooner
Sun Dec 16, 2018 3:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: When will WN begin codesharing with international airlines?
Replies: 87
Views: 8016

Re: When will WN begin codesharing with international airlines?

ericm2031 wrote:
Focus is Hawaii first.

Sooooooo...next century? ;)

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by AWACSooner
Fri Dec 14, 2018 2:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Source: Wow to End Los Angeles and DEL/SFO/YVR/MCO in January 2019
Replies: 66
Views: 10557

Re: Source: Wow to End Los Angeles and Delhi in January 2019

So then what's FI going to get in their "merger/buyout" from WW if/when it goes belly-up? Just the elimination of their main competitor?

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by AWACSooner
Fri Dec 14, 2018 2:11 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Are Aruba Airlines and Insel Air safe?
Replies: 15
Views: 2758

Re: Are Aruba Airlines and Insel Air safe?

Re-attack here...but look at Insel Air's cancelation/delay history in the past few years due to maintenance...it's pretty astounding

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by AWACSooner
Fri Dec 14, 2018 1:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is SY an ULCC or a LCC or neither?
Replies: 39
Views: 3719

Re: Is SY an ULCC or a LCC or neither?

rainaviation wrote:

Southwest is the largest of the LCCs, but they do not have in-seat power and do not have free entertainment.

So what do you call their app that offers in-flight live TV for free?


SY charges for carry-ons...thus they're a ULCC

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by AWACSooner
Tue Dec 11, 2018 8:32 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Have you landed at the alphabet?
Replies: 59
Views: 4627

Re: Have you landed at the alphabet?

ATL, AUS, ANC, ABQ, AOJ, AMS, ARN, AVN, ATH BNA, BHM, BUR, BDL, BOI, BWI, BOS, BIL, BGO, BRU, BCN, BEG CVG, COS, CLT, CLE, CMH, CUR, CRL, CGN, CDG, CTA, CHQ DEN, DAB, DRO, DCA, DTW, DAY, DFW, DAL, DUB, DUS EWR, ELP, EMA, EDI FCO, FLL, FUK, FRA GEG, GDN HNL, HOU, HRL, HKG, HEL, HAM, HND IND, IAD, IAH...

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by AWACSooner
Tue Dec 11, 2018 6:30 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Are Aruba Airlines and Insel Air safe?
Replies: 15
Views: 2758

Re: Are Aruba Airlines and Insel Air safe?

My InselAir story from last year... Flew MIA-POS on Caribbean...great airline and great service for an "island" carrier...POS-CUR on Surinam Airways...surprisingly good service. And then there was CUR-MIA...originally booked on Insel Air. After seeing the negative reviews on TripAdvisor, I...

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by AWACSooner
Tue Dec 11, 2018 4:09 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Delta Air Lines to ditch zone boarding in 2019
Replies: 33
Views: 4171

Re: Delta Air Lines to ditch zone boarding in 2019

More de-valuing of the product for Platinum. I expect a new full-scale elite level above Diamond soon to further diminish the overall program value (i.e. "cost") for frequent fliers. Given how well they've de-valued their miles and using them over the years, this was the next logical step...

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