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by kgaiflyer
Sun Sep 24, 2017 7:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DOT Approves Norwegian Air UK permits
Replies: 39
Views: 3473

Re: DOT Approves Norwegian Air UK permits

"Officially they're called British Overseas Territories".

Point taken (since Wikipedia is *never* wrong).

Except . . . when you issue your own passport - as Bermuda does - you're *more* than just an overseas territory.

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by kgaiflyer
Sun Sep 24, 2017 7:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DOT Approves Norwegian Air UK permits
Replies: 39
Views: 3473

Re: DOT Approves Norwegian Air UK permits

"Ireland isn't British."

But Northern Ireland is British.

I'm sure that's what ThrottleHold meant.

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by kgaiflyer
Sun Sep 24, 2017 3:38 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: On which airliner have most people taken their first flight?
Replies: 125
Views: 5809

Re: On which airliner have most people taken their first flight?

Not sure a Convair 580 qualifies as an airliner, but all my early flights were on Allegheny Airlines Convairs. My first *jet* flight was on an Allegheny DC-9-30 flying ABE-PIT in 1970. First transcon was an American Airlines 762 flying IAD-LAX. My first transatlantic was a KLM 747-300 flying DTW-AMS.

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by kgaiflyer
Sun Sep 24, 2017 2:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DOT Approves Norwegian Air UK permits
Replies: 39
Views: 3473

Re: Norwegian's UK subsidiary given final approval by U.S. Department of Transportation for transatlantic operations

"There is no such thing as the British Empire today. The French have overseas territories, we don't call it a French Empire so therefore calling Bermuda part of the British Empire is not correct." Perhaps "Parliamentary dependency under constitutional monarchy" is more correct -...

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by kgaiflyer
Wed Sep 13, 2017 2:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bombardier offers new Q400 cabin options
Replies: 19
Views: 6086

Re: Bombardier offers new Q400 cabin options

I'd love to see AC roll out a J product on a Q400. Probably would be no less comfortable than their J product on the CRJ. UA had F on their Q400s. I never flew it, but compared to even the CRJ F cabins, F on a Q400 looks...tight. http://onemileatatime.img.boardingarea.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/08...

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by kgaiflyer
Tue Aug 29, 2017 2:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hurricane Harvey and Houston airports
Replies: 546
Views: 70505

Re: Hurricane Harvey and Houston airports

"We're Houston Strong"

This is what I like to hear.

Self-confidence is the first step in recovery from a natural disaster.

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by kgaiflyer
Wed Aug 16, 2017 1:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airports shared between two metropolitan areas
Replies: 133
Views: 15888

Re: Airports shared between two metropolitan areas

"BWI is the probably the best example of an existing airport shared between 2 different MSAs." If you walk through the outlying parking lots at BWI and look at car license plates, you will see plates from DC, Virginia, Delaware and Pennsylvania as well Maryland. It's fortuitous the I-70, ...

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by kgaiflyer
Sun Aug 06, 2017 3:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UAL strands 15-year-old child in Hartford
Replies: 112
Views: 11344

Re: UAL strands 15-year-old child in Hartford

"The 15 year old had a connecting ticket not aloud (allowed?) anyway under UA UM policy and if that was not a code share, why was it sold?" I'm just throwing this out there since I fly both AC and UA. Both airlines have occasional direct service between cities in which a flight keeps the ...

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by kgaiflyer
Sat Jul 29, 2017 2:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Maho beach-goer tries to hit plane with ball
Replies: 88
Views: 16045

Re: Maho beach-goer tries to hit plane with ball

This seems like it should be a non-issue. If an airplane can fly through a 15 pound turkey, a half pound beachball should be a piece of cake. Sure not smart, but if anything its a safety issue for the guy who threw the ball throwing his arm out! Non-issue? Seriously? Lets just throw things at plane...

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by kgaiflyer
Mon Jul 24, 2017 5:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA4635 Diverted from DCA to IAD
Replies: 3
Views: 2188

Re: AA4635 Diverted from DCA to IAD

Back in Northwest Airlines days, DCA-MSP 757 flights were moved to IAD frequently because of crosswinds at runway level. Since those days. DCA's runways have been repaved and extended. Btw, we always wondered by what alchemy NW got charter busses in front of terminal A in less than an hour.

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by kgaiflyer
Sat Jul 22, 2017 3:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SXM: Maho Beach Road to be rerouted following fatality
Replies: 67
Views: 14473

Re: SXM: Maho Beach Road to be rerouted following fatality

"Tunnels can be bored through rock - especially soft rock, like chalk, which is easy to bore - but "boring" through sand would be well nigh impossible." The designers of the City of Tehran's subway system could write a book on tunneling through compacted sand. It obviously *can*...

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by kgaiflyer
Fri Jul 21, 2017 9:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SXM: Maho Beach Road to be rerouted following fatality
Replies: 67
Views: 14473

Re: SXM: Maho Beach Road to be rerouted following fatality

Maybe they could move the beach further out to make way for this new road I'm not a hydraulics engineer- nor do I play one on TV. But it strikes me that - as easy as it seems to be to truck in jetty stone during seasonal Spring / Neap tides - that moving the beach further to the southeast through a...

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by kgaiflyer
Fri Jul 21, 2017 2:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Unserved markets in the US.
Replies: 118
Views: 13664

Re: Unserved markets in the US.

MIflyer12 wrote:
brianK73 wrote:
State of Delaware comes to mind.


PHL, with 30 million passengers a year and ~500 scheduled flights a day, is within an hour's drive for a majority of DE's population.


Most PHL flights underbid any flights Wilmington is able to get.

Service there never lasts long.

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by kgaiflyer
Sat Jul 15, 2017 4:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New SAT-DCA Flight Sought by Rep. Cuellar
Replies: 80
Views: 6823

Re: New SAT-DCA Flight Sought by Rep. Cuellar

"I think SAN is classified as a "large-sized" market, hence the distinction. Whether SAN is large or medium I guess is all a matter of perspective." In fact, SAT and AUS are only 97 miles part. I'm guessing that outlying suburbs of San Antonio already use AUS which has a larger ...

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by kgaiflyer
Sat Jul 01, 2017 5:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL Pas get $100 Vouchers for getting soaked with water
Replies: 30
Views: 6719

Re: DL Pas get $100 Vouchers for getting soaked with water

I am beginning to think airlines should add a disclaimer on their tickets that all passengers should have to sign: "I understand that I will be flying in the air, on an aircraft, and conditions occur in these situations that do not always happen on the ground. I accept and hold harmless the ai...

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by kgaiflyer
Sat Jun 24, 2017 8:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada flying to the US
Replies: 21
Views: 4928

Re: Air Canada flying to the US

"UA and AC do not have a joint venture between the U.S. and Canada. They applied for antitrust immunity years ago but were effectively denied due to so many carveouts that would have been imposed on them" OTOH, I've flown many AC-UA codeshares out of YYJ and YVR when traveling back and fo...

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by kgaiflyer
Sat Jun 24, 2017 6:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada flying to the US
Replies: 21
Views: 4928

Re: Air Canada flying to the US

"UA and AC do not have a joint venture between the U.S. and Canada. They applied for antitrust immunity years ago but were effectively denied due to so many carveouts that would have been imposed on them" OTOH, I've flown many AC-UA codeshares out of YYJ and YVR when traveling back and fo...

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by kgaiflyer
Sat Jun 24, 2017 2:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 737-9 : Dead duck
Replies: 43
Views: 11170

Re: 737-9 : Dead duck

I do not follow the euphoria, that the 737-10 is the frame to beat off the A321neo in all situations. Please provide us credible evidence of people saying this. Otherwise, please stop trolling , all it does is create locked threads. I'm also puzzled. Am I understanding that the marketplace has no r...

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by kgaiflyer
Thu Jun 22, 2017 5:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2017
Replies: 1935
Views: 331089

Re: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2017

There are 26 China Southern A-319s listed. But only 17 are identified on the 'Planespotters' United Airlines page (sourced from CZ). Rumors are that a few will come from NK? Any truth in that? It's possible they exercised their option for additional aircraft but nothing has been announced publicly....

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by kgaiflyer
Wed Jun 21, 2017 6:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA accelerates 747-400 retirement
Replies: 427
Views: 97011

Re: UA accelerates 747-400 retirement

"I absolutely love the 747, it is truly iconic. However, UA's ones are in terrible shape and are often prone to mechanical delays." Luckily I've gotten my 747 kicks on Northwest, KLM, and British Airways. Shame, though - I've flown the 200 and the 300 but never the 400. Oh well. Too late ...

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by kgaiflyer
Tue Jun 20, 2017 11:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2017
Replies: 1935
Views: 331089

Re: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2017

"Hearing might have picked up 2 more A-320s due for delivery this fall......." Speaking of which - according to Planespotters.net, UA is acquiring 17 A319s from China Southern. Is there a timetable for when they will finally be put in service on UA? The exCZ A319s started coming online la...

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by kgaiflyer
Mon Jun 19, 2017 7:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Mighty 757
Replies: 191
Views: 29093

Re: The Mighty 757

I flew a NWA DTW-ANC a dozen or so years ago against a substantial headwind that pushed the trip time to nearly seven hours. No tech stop was involved. I wondered to myself - "Why don't they use these over the north Atlantic?" In fact, Loftleidir was already doing this. And NWA DTW-DUS 757...

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by kgaiflyer
Mon Jun 19, 2017 2:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pie In The Sky--UA To Sell UNO Deep Dish Pizza In Y
Replies: 59
Views: 9074

Re: Pie In The Sky--UA To Sell UNO Deep Dish Pizza In Y

"I was served an Uno personal deep dish pizza on an AA flight DCA-DFW back in 1995. I remember it being fairly good. Not exceptional, but not bad either." Yep. This is nothing new. AC has been offering Quiznos personal pizzas on its single-aisle transcon aircraft for as long as I can reme...

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by kgaiflyer
Sat Jun 17, 2017 9:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2017
Replies: 1935
Views: 331089

Re: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2017

"Hearing might have picked up 2 more A-320s due for delivery this fall......."

Speaking of which - according to Planespotters.net, UA is acquiring 17 A319s from China Southern.

Is there a timetable for when they will finally be put in service on UA?

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by kgaiflyer
Thu Jun 08, 2017 7:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA FAs to get TUMI rollaboards
Replies: 54
Views: 10503

Re: UA FAs to get TUMI rollaboards

Investments in the employee make them happy and enjoy coming to work which also improves customer service. United for too long neglected its workforce and moral was in the toilet, and customer service suffered because of it. It's time to invest in the employees so they can provide excellent service...

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by kgaiflyer
Wed Jun 07, 2017 1:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United tries to force musician to check 17th century violin
Replies: 68
Views: 11539

Re: United tries to force musician to check 17th century violin

"A simple check on the United website would have told you that even with only a basic economy ticket she should have been aloud to carry that violin on the plane as cabin baggage" Really, it would depend on the aircraft, wouldn't it? For instance, there is not enough room in the overhead ...

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by kgaiflyer
Thu Jun 01, 2017 7:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Police remove pax off DL flight
Replies: 38
Views: 8738

Re: Police remove pax off DL flight

The cop says that delta will rebook them on a later flight. Why? In this instance, I disagree with DL. They should receive a lifetime ban from the airline and suspension of said skymiles account. Direct them to the United gates. Ohhh brother. Even on a thread involving Delta you still find a way to...

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by kgaiflyer
Thu Jun 01, 2017 6:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Telling the 321LR and 757 apart
Replies: 68
Views: 13920

Re: Telling the 321LR and 757 apart

In the picture below the A321 is the one connected to the jet bridge, while the two others are 757s. It's an old picture. All new A321 have winglets. https://c1.staticflickr.com/7/6172/6226594881_23678f8d00_b.jpg "OMG. The OP is correct. The A321 and B757 do look similar." The landing gea...

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by kgaiflyer
Tue May 30, 2017 9:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CMH "Exciting Announcement" May 30th
Replies: 68
Views: 12607

Re: CMH "Exciting Announcement" May 30th

" Really, "revenue guarantees" for overseas flights ? Does this actually occur anywhere?" Sure. The Maryland Aviation Authority has openly subsidized losses BA encountered with their BWI-LHR flights. http://www.bizjournals.com/baltimore/news/2012/09/17/bwi-british-airways-subsidy...

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by kgaiflyer
Mon May 29, 2017 6:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bahamasair and the US West Coast - Rumor
Replies: 41
Views: 4618

Re: Bahamasair and the US West Coast - Rumor

"Just got a quick update that they are in fact now considering NAS-ORD as part of the expansion." That would make sense. UA runs seasonal ORD-NAS-IAD-NAS-ORD with CR-7s. If connecting is an issue for UP, then either IAD or ORD (with an E-jet or similar) would service the possibility. Alon...

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by kgaiflyer
Mon May 29, 2017 5:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bahamasair and the US West Coast - Rumor
Replies: 41
Views: 4618

Re: Bahamasair and the US West Coast - Rumor

"Now now, they haven't even come CLOSE to InselAir or LIAT levels of futility."

No need to be insulting.

Comparing BahamasAir to the likes of InselAir is uncalled for. :lol:

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by kgaiflyer
Mon May 29, 2017 7:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bahamasair and the US West Coast - Rumor
Replies: 41
Views: 4618

Re: Bahamasair and the US West Coast - Rumor

"I'd like to see them give LGW a stab before going to the western US."

Forty years ago, didn't they do NAS-LGW with a leased 707?

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by kgaiflyer
Mon May 29, 2017 7:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bahamasair and the US West Coast - Rumor
Replies: 41
Views: 4618

Re: Bahamasair and the US West Coast - Rumor

"Rumor is Bahamasair is interested in acquiring two or three 757s, with the intent of starting Nassau service to Houston IAH and Los Angeles LAX."

United's IAH-NAS service *used* to be E-145XRs.

If those were right-sized for the market, how could anyone fill a 757?

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by kgaiflyer
Sun May 07, 2017 1:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA A320 wheel axle failure @EWR
Replies: 55
Views: 22134

Re: UA A320 wheel axle failure @EWR

"Any pictures of this incident? Couldn't find any." A few articles. This wasn't well reported. http://www.airlive.net/alert-united-airlines-airbus-a320-right-main-gear-collapsed-at-newark-airport/ http://www.aviationvoice.lk/united-airlines-airbus-a320-right-main-gear-collapsed-newark-air...

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by kgaiflyer
Wed Apr 19, 2017 2:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DC Area Lawmakers to Colleagues: Hands Off DCA
Replies: 96
Views: 11878

Re: DC Area Lawmakers to Colleagues: Hands Off DCA

What west-of-perimeter city that wants a DCA flight and can support one still doesn't have one? I can't think of any. Can't pretty much any Hill critter who wants to fly home, and their airport can economically support a nonstop DCA flight, do so? I really hope none of the 535 have their heart set ...

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by kgaiflyer
Tue Apr 18, 2017 12:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: United to RTM
Replies: 41
Views: 12715

Re: Rumor: United to RTM

Is there a terrain issue at RTM? If not, 2200 meters is plenty for a flight to NYC on a 752; it's about 200 meters more than BRS has, for instance. no not at all. there arn't any mountains or high rise buildings in the approach of runway 06-24 the runway is longer than the one of SXM (if i remember...

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by kgaiflyer
Mon Apr 17, 2017 7:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA 757 go-around at Saint Maarten
Replies: 57
Views: 18750

Re: AA 757 go-around at Saint Maarten

"What is that triangle supposed to be for?" Might be representing the holdng AA1753 did before trying to land. A number of flights were placed in holding patterns between 11am and 4pm AST (I tried to follow it on Flightaware). Btw, AF498 reportedly diverted to Guadeloupe for fuel after ho...

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by kgaiflyer
Fri Apr 14, 2017 10:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Another United gaffe - forces doctor off plane
Replies: 2119
Views: 136569

Re: Another United gaffe - forces doctor off plane

While the scorpion is hardly the direct fault of UA, they can still count themselves fortunate that the nice Canadian gentlemen is not pressing charges. After being stung on his thumb, no less. :eek: Pressing charges for what? The idiot pulled it out of his hair - without getting stung - and placed...

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by kgaiflyer
Thu Apr 13, 2017 1:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United passenger threatened with handcuffs to make room for 'higher-priority' traveler
Replies: 214
Views: 26855

Re: United passenger threatened with handcuffs to make room for 'higher-priority' traveler

"So is there a rule that says you must make room for a higher-priority traveler?"

Yep.

Been bumped myself (to E+) both as an Upgrade and as a P-Class passenger.

Usually accompanied by "Thanks for being a 1K; drinks and snacks on the house."

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by kgaiflyer
Tue Apr 11, 2017 12:10 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: UA-CO breakup
Replies: 49
Views: 7447

Re: UA-CO breakup

a lot of UA's problems are thanks to garbage water management from the exCO crew.

'Lest we forget'.

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by kgaiflyer
Fri Apr 07, 2017 1:16 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 737-900ER performance
Replies: 22
Views: 6313

Re: 737-900ER performance

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JLWxD0gY__A
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"The 900ER might carry close to what the 757-200 did in passengers, but that's where it stops. It can't haul bags and cargo like the 757 did. They're weight restricted,"

And they tail-tip. :)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JLWxD0gY__A

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by kgaiflyer
Thu Apr 06, 2017 1:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 87 years old woman humiliated on a 13 hours flight
Replies: 42
Views: 14056

Re: 87 years old woman humiliated on a 13 hours flight

OTOH, I've been on transcon flights so turbulent that (A) passengers and crew were ordered to their seats for nearly the entire journey or (B) turbulence started while I was already in the loo and control and aim became impossible. If I make a mess, I try to clean it up myself. But if you can't chan...

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by kgaiflyer
Sat Apr 01, 2017 4:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Telling the 321LR and 757 apart
Replies: 68
Views: 13920

Re: Telling the 321LR and 757 apart

In the picture below the A321 is the one connected to the jet bridge, while the two others are 757s. It's an old picture. All new A321 have winglets. https://c1.staticflickr.com/7/6172/6226594881_23678f8d00_b.jpg OMG. The OP is correct. The A321 and B757 do look similar.

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by kgaiflyer
Fri Mar 31, 2017 5:21 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: world shortest jetroutes
Replies: 29
Views: 2863

Re: world shortest jetroutes

I guess by comparison, DHL and FedEx flights between Sint Maarten (SXM) and Saint Martin (SFG) -- which is six miles -- is a great distance. :)

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by kgaiflyer
Tue Mar 28, 2017 10:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA Denies Boarding to Non-Rev Girl in Leggings, Social Media Revolts
Replies: 487
Views: 36664

Re: UA Denies Boarding to Non-Rev Girl in Leggings, Social Media Revolts

"Spandex pants have always been worn by prostitutes, at least since their invention. See any 70s or 80s movie as an example. A mom let her 7 year old dress this way to Jersey Mikes today. It just looks inappropriate. Not evil. Just not appropriate." Back in the late 80s there was a spande...

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by kgaiflyer
Sun Mar 26, 2017 9:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA Denies Boarding to Non-Rev Girl in Leggings, Social Media Revolts
Replies: 487
Views: 36664

Re: UA Denies Boarding to Girl in Leggings, Social Media Revolts

"And if the reports are correct, these were not UA employees; they were from another airline, which may have a very different dress code" Back in my NWA days I flew MSP-LAX with a bunch of ATA people who were upgraded into the F cabin and began almost immediately pouring minibottles into ...

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by kgaiflyer
Sun Mar 26, 2017 9:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA Denies Boarding to Non-Rev Girl in Leggings, Social Media Revolts
Replies: 487
Views: 36664

Re: UA Denies Boarding to Girl in Leggings, Social Media Revolts

But if UAL wants to attract millennials and Gen Zs, UA needs to learn the rules of that generation, and follow them. People 17-35 are very important. They need to feel welcome. Without them, you won't have a business or a paycheck in the long term. At BWI we stand around the NK gates (which are adj...

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by kgaiflyer
Sat Mar 25, 2017 1:21 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airports with Light rail/metro and heavy rail connections
Replies: 54
Views: 3832

Re: Airports with Light rail/metro and heavy rail connections

ACCS300 wrote:
SFO has Bart


...and BART connects to CalTrain at Millbrae Station just off airport property.

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by kgaiflyer
Fri Mar 24, 2017 9:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pilots: AA leaving behind standby passengers to improve on-time departure
Replies: 54
Views: 13518

Re: Pilots: AA leaving behind standby passengers to improve on-time departure

This happened to me a few months ago on United...I, along with six others were revenue paxs onnecting in Chicago. The plane was there, but not an employee in sight. The door closed a good 13 minutes before schedule, published departure. Awful. I won't fly UA through ORD again. It's been a couple ye...

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by kgaiflyer
Wed Mar 22, 2017 5:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA 739ER's into LGA and DCA Summer 2017
Replies: 11
Views: 3890

Re: UA 739ER's into LGA and DCA Summer 2017

klwright69 wrote:
DCA-DEN has been a 757-300 for a long time now.


USAirways also used to use 752s DCA-PHX.

Full planes as I remember.

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