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by Sancho99504
Tue Oct 02, 2018 10:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Seattle/Tacoma Area 2nd New Airport (SeaTac Reliever/Replacement)
Replies: 148
Views: 13202

Re: New airport for Seattle-Tacoma Region

No thanks... I don't want any planes flying over my head. Also, Surely the Puget Sound is too deep for a tunnel. I'm sure the same thing was said when they built the Chesapeake Bay bridge and tunnel as well as the Mobile Bay tunnel. Ummm no. The Puget sound is around 900'/280m deep on average with ...

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by Sancho99504
Tue Oct 02, 2018 2:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Seattle/Tacoma Area 2nd New Airport (SeaTac Reliever/Replacement)
Replies: 148
Views: 13202

Re: New airport for Seattle-Tacoma Region

Themotionman wrote:
No thanks... I don't want any planes flying over my head.

Also, Surely the Puget Sound is too deep for a tunnel.


I'm sure the same thing was said when they built the Chesapeake Bay bridge and tunnel as well as the Mobile Bay tunnel.

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by Sancho99504
Tue Oct 02, 2018 2:10 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Airline Pilots Bidding Down to Smaller Aircraft
Replies: 57
Views: 9615

Re: Airline Pilots Bidding Down to Smaller Aircraft

I know a guy who has the seniority to hold left seat on A330 but continues to bid right seat on E90 so he can sleep in his own bed almost every night.

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by Sancho99504
Tue Oct 02, 2018 2:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Seattle/Tacoma Area 2nd New Airport (SeaTac Reliever/Replacement)
Replies: 148
Views: 13202

Re: New airport for Seattle-Tacoma Region

How hard would it be to convince FX to move up to BFI? Maybe include a financial incentive to get them to move? If that can happen, then you could feasibly get DL and AS to move their hangars up north, extend A concourse down and around or build an entirely new concourse down there? With some creati...

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by Sancho99504
Tue Oct 02, 2018 2:50 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Do pilots appreciate compliments on good landings?
Replies: 45
Views: 5574

Re: Do pilots appreciate compliments on good landings?

I always make it a point to stick my head in up front when we've danced around some thunderstorms and CBs that rise up as far as the eyes can see with minimal bumbs. Recently flew LAX-MCO on AA, vectored all the way out by St Augustine, over the Atlantic, south and then west near SFB while slipping ...

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by Sancho99504
Mon Sep 24, 2018 2:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US Congress working on a bill that would force FAA to mandate minimum seat size
Replies: 138
Views: 12094

Re: US Congress working on a bill that would force FAA to mandate minimum seat size

This is a great initiative as airlines have lost their compass when it comes to such things. Yes, people want lower fares but at the same time we are presented with a fare structure where upper flying classes tend to be extremely expensive thus unattainable for many. Also, if airlines are degrading...

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by Sancho99504
Sun Sep 23, 2018 11:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US Congress working on a bill that would force FAA to mandate minimum seat size
Replies: 138
Views: 12094

Re: US Congress working on a bill that would force FAA to mandate minimum seat size

Many people here know how things were before deregulation. We also know just how expensive it was to fly back then. Before deregulation, the CAB allocated routes to carriers. An airline couldn't fly just anywhere it wanted; it had to get CAB permission. In practice this often meant a duopoly on rou...

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by Sancho99504
Sun Sep 23, 2018 8:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US Congress working on a bill that would force FAA to mandate minimum seat size
Replies: 138
Views: 12094

Re: US Congress working on a bill that would force FAA to mandate minimum seat size

This is a great initiative as airlines have lost their compass when it comes to such things. Yes, people want lower fares but at the same time we are presented with a fare structure where upper flying classes tend to be extremely expensive thus unattainable for many. Also, if airlines are degrading...

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by Sancho99504
Sun Sep 23, 2018 8:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US Congress working on a bill that would force FAA to mandate minimum seat size
Replies: 138
Views: 12094

Re: US Congress working on a bill that would force FAA to mandate minimum seat size

17.2 inch wide seats have been around for nearly 69 years, if not longer. Most Airbus operators in the US use the standard 18 inch wide seats on their aircraft. Before the modifications, DL Airbus used 17.2 inch seats inherited from NW because their whole fleet used the exact same economy seats, 727...

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by Sancho99504
Sun Sep 23, 2018 6:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US Congress working on a bill that would force FAA to mandate minimum seat size
Replies: 138
Views: 12094

US Congress working on a bill that would force FAA to mandate minimum seat size

I know that there was a post awhile ago about the FAA not wanting to get into the seat size requirements for safety reasons earlier this year. This article implies that Congtess will be passing a bill that will require the FAA to mandate seat size requirements. I feel that this will have some very u...

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by Sancho99504
Sun Sep 23, 2018 3:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Las Vegas New Airport (Ivanpah Valley)
Replies: 100
Views: 14533

Re: Las Vegas New Airport (Ivanpah Valley)

Well, some of the delays are due to days so hot that some aircraft are not legally allowed to takeoff, if I'm not mistaken? And 386? CRJ and MD80 have trouble with heat about 118 I think? The countless 737s and A32x flying in and out do have performance limitations, but can still operate with a wei...

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by Sancho99504
Sat Sep 22, 2018 9:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Las Vegas New Airport (Ivanpah Valley)
Replies: 100
Views: 14533

Re: Las Vegas New Airport (Ivanpah Valley)

I fly out of LAS 12-16 times a year and have only had one delay due to LAS. That was due to a thunderstorm shutting the ramp down. Most of my delays out are because of thunderstorms at DFW. ATC is very efficient at what they do. With the dead periods throughout the day, they could easily add another...

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by Sancho99504
Mon Sep 17, 2018 4:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta 757's with no Winglets
Replies: 34
Views: 8715

Re: Delta 757's with no Winglets

I flew MCO-SEA last year on a 75D with no winglets, so they're not just scheduled on short hops.

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by Sancho99504
Mon Sep 03, 2018 6:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What the heck is going on with American Airlines?
Replies: 196
Views: 33295

Re: What the heck is going on with American Airlines?

American really fails when it comes to the customer service side of the operation. Pre-merger AA was customer satisfaction focused. Up until it expired in January of this year, I was either Platinum or Executive Platinum all the way back to 2011, gold or platinum back to 06. In August of 2016, I ha...

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by Sancho99504
Mon Sep 03, 2018 3:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What the heck is going on with American Airlines?
Replies: 196
Views: 33295

Re: What the heck is going on with American Airlines?

American really fails when it comes to the customer service side of the operation. Pre-merger AA was customer satisfaction focused. Up until it expired in January of this year, I was either Platinum or Executive Platinum all the way back to 2011, gold or platinum back to 06. In August of 2016, I had...

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by Sancho99504
Sat Sep 01, 2018 12:02 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: The ecological point of view - Do you look at your ecological footprint when you travel?
Replies: 54
Views: 4033

Re: The ecological point of view - Do you look at your ecological footprint when you travel?

No, I do not bother with it. Why? Because no matter what we do, good or bad, will never reverse the effects of "climate change" or "global warming". It is a naturally occurring phenomenon that can't be stopped or prolonged. Even if we could, China will never change and one volcan...

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by Sancho99504
Sat Aug 25, 2018 4:02 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Rename PHX
Replies: 53
Views: 5505

Re: Rename PHX

Then we should rename either Dulles or LAX "John McClane Int'l Airport" for his Christmas time heroics.

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by Sancho99504
Sat Aug 25, 2018 4:01 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Rename PHX
Replies: 53
Views: 5505

Re: Rename PHX

Then we should rename either Dulles or LAX "John McClane Int'l Airport" for his Christmas time geroics.

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by Sancho99504
Thu Aug 23, 2018 1:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hurricane Lane and Hawaii
Replies: 90
Views: 11336

Re: Hurricane Lane and Hawaii

Well, this sucks... I am scheduled to fly EWR-LAX-KOA on UA on Saturday afternoon. Already have a bunch of stuff booked in the Big Island and Kauai (a few days later) so having to cancel would be a pain (and expensive). The funny thing is, I booked this vacation a few weeks ago because I felt I rea...

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by Sancho99504
Tue Aug 21, 2018 8:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Equips 600th Aircraft With Seatback Entertainment
Replies: 73
Views: 7168

Re: Delta Equips 600th Aircraft With Seatback Entertainment

I have a Microsoft Surface with a huge screen yet I prefer a PTV because I don't want a tray in my way all flight and it is too big for the holders.

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by Sancho99504
Mon Aug 20, 2018 10:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SEA IAF project update
Replies: 23
Views: 3750

Re: SEA IAF project update

Over budget Too. I really don't see the point in a 830 million dollar expansion. By ATC standards the airport is over capacity during normal hours. 15 plane lineups for takeoff and hour and half ground stops for flights less than 1 and half in length. More gates only makes it worse. Food Court is a...

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by Sancho99504
Sat Aug 18, 2018 11:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DAL becoming all-E175 for AS in November
Replies: 69
Views: 9558

Re: DAL becoming all-E175 for AS in November

EA CO AS wrote:
Polot wrote:
parking a dumpster in front of the gate does not count as using it.


Fine, bring a retired B737-400 out of storage and park it at the gate.

Best laugh I've had in a while. I vote for the dumpster.

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by Sancho99504
Wed Aug 15, 2018 9:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Adds Former Spirit CEO to Board
Replies: 41
Views: 4688

Re: JetBlue Adds Former Spirit CEO to Board

NK was profitable when Baldanza was forced out. Didn't end on good terms since NK's margins were slipping. More terrifying than interesting with him being named to the board. Watch out employees. First it was Hayes, now Baldanza.

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by Sancho99504
Sun Aug 12, 2018 2:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Odd Approach to SNA Tonight
Replies: 4
Views: 1749

Re: Odd Approach to SNA Tonight

if you were out and about the other day, several firefighting planes, including the 747, were orbiting over Ladera Ranch. I saw what looked to be two MD-80s doing slow circles above Wagoin Wheel Canyon during my afternoon walk. They appeared painted red, but with the ash and haze in the air I could...

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by Sancho99504
Tue Jul 31, 2018 9:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Gay couple allegedly bumped for straight couple...
Replies: 344
Views: 29512

Re: Gay couple allegedly bumped for straight couple...

Let me clarify from a previous post. The fact that we're discussing the sexual orientation of passengers and employees is ludicrous. This should never have been a discussion. Clearly, this flight attendant and gate agents for this flight lack basic critical thinking skills. It should have been caugh...

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by Sancho99504
Tue Jul 31, 2018 9:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Gay couple allegedly bumped for straight couple...
Replies: 344
Views: 29512

Re: Gay couple ALLEGEDLY bumped for straight couple...

For those of you who truly believe Alaska Airlines moved the guy because of his sexual orientation, nobody at Alaska, nor anyone on that plane besides he and Cooley knew he was gay until AFTER he was asked to move. This is the problem with some people. You cry foul over something that isn't discrim...

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by Sancho99504
Tue Jul 31, 2018 1:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Gay couple allegedly bumped for straight couple...
Replies: 344
Views: 29512

Re: Gay couple ALLEGEDLY bumped for straight couple...

For those of you who truly believe Alaska Airlines moved the guy because of his sexual orientation, nobody at Alaska, nor anyone on that plane besides he and Cooley knew he was gay until AFTER he was asked to move. This is the problem with some people. You cry foul over something that isn't discrimi...

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by Sancho99504
Mon Jul 30, 2018 9:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL S18 Departures By Hub And Aircraft Type
Replies: 120
Views: 18410

Re: DL S18 Departures By Hub And Aircraft Type

Great thread - thanks! on the topic of trans-cons on 1-off equipment - does the LAX-DCA-LAX int'l B752 serve other destinations ex-LAX. I assume it turns at DCA with an arrival at 16:37 and a departure at 17:35 - but after arrival at LAX does it operate any other rotations or does it sit for 12hrs ...

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by Sancho99504
Mon Jul 30, 2018 4:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL S18 Departures By Hub And Aircraft Type
Replies: 120
Views: 18410

Re: DL S18 Departures By Hub And Aircraft Type

Guys....can we agree to disagree and keep those focused on a discussion about the DL network, DL fleet, DL hubs, and year over year changes. CAN WE STOP TURNING THIS INTO A BICKER-FEST ABOUT DTW or the rantings for or against a particular poster who derails these threads. Keep it contained to the c...

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by Sancho99504
Sat Jul 28, 2018 2:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS use of 900ER's on cross country flights
Replies: 74
Views: 13638

Re: AS use of 900ER's on cross country flights

Look for the 900ER to take over the majority of the pre-acquisition VX transcons; by January the transcons will be 70% Boeing, 30% Airbus. Pretty strong statement! From op's perspective, any idea how the 737 stacks up against the A320? The strong statement was announced on the earnings call. Cross ...

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by Sancho99504
Fri Jul 27, 2018 3:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Intl’ Economy Meal Trial
Replies: 54
Views: 10475

Re: Delta Intl’ Economy Meal Trial

Such negativity. Trying something new, with new food options and most complainers haven't even tried it. I don't have enough room on my table in J for all the food, so I can only imagine how much less room you have in Y.

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by Sancho99504
Wed Jul 25, 2018 3:40 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Crying wolf can cost you
Replies: 21
Views: 2259

Re: Crying wolf can cost you

Didn't realize specifics made a story true or false. Information withheld to protect those involved and to remain judgment free. Just the facts from both sides. Believe it or not - that's up to you. You didn't give us any facts. And who are you trying to protect ? And just reporting a story like th...

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by Sancho99504
Sat Jul 21, 2018 2:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL fires a Korean speaking gate agent for misconduct
Replies: 43
Views: 11821

Re: DL fires Korean speaking gate agents?..

I can assure you that upgrades on long-haul international Delta flights are not issued as common practice or on a daily basis. The only way you get an upgrade on a long-haul international flight is with a Diamond Medallion global upgrade certificate (space available) or if it is an op-up situation ...

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by Sancho99504
Sat Jul 21, 2018 2:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL fires a Korean speaking gate agent for misconduct
Replies: 43
Views: 11821

Re: DL fires a Korean speaking gate agent for misconduct

An airline in its hub,and we are speaking of ATL not ATH, simply cannot monitor every agent.It just can't be true.This happens only at casinos where the stakes are high indeed. So agents have their perks. No, they cannot monitor every agent in the sort of "1984"-cum-"Big Brother"...

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by Sancho99504
Sat Jul 21, 2018 9:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL fires a Korean speaking gate agent for misconduct
Replies: 43
Views: 11821

Re: DL fires Korean speaking gate agents?..

They were terminated because they were selling upgrades to Delta One and pocketing the money. They would sell a friend a buddy pass, when friend arrived, they would sell them a D1 seat for peanuts putting them in D1 ahead of non-rev employees. They had their friends go buy a $300-400 ticket on Expe...

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by Sancho99504
Sat Jul 21, 2018 2:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL fires a Korean speaking gate agent for misconduct
Replies: 43
Views: 11821

Re: DL fires Korean speaking gate agents?..

According to the article, DL claims the agents violated ticketing and fare rules. Delta claims the women were “appropriately terminated because the company determined they violated ticketing and fare rules.” The women, however, argue that the upgrades they issued were “common practice.” “Other agen...

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by Sancho99504
Sat Jul 21, 2018 2:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL fires a Korean speaking gate agent for misconduct
Replies: 43
Views: 11821

Re: DL fires Korean speaking gate agents?..

They were terminated because they were selling upgrades to Delta One and pocketing the money. They would sell a friend a buddy pass, when friend arrived, they would sell them a D1 seat for peanuts putting them in D1 ahead of non-rev employees. They had their friends go buy a $300-400 ticket on Exped...

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by Sancho99504
Mon Jul 16, 2018 3:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus nma?
Replies: 22
Views: 4469

Re: Airbus nma?

New to forum have an issue for discussion can Airbus faces the Boeing nma twin aisle with a 330-700 neo about 260 pax and 5000 nm range? It will be very cheap and easy for Airbus to make this frame I believed and can contest to Boeing in just a matter of months years ahead of Boeing nma any thought...

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by Sancho99504
Mon Jul 16, 2018 3:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus nma?
Replies: 22
Views: 4469

Re: Airbus nma?

What would it hurt Airbus to dust off the blueprints for the A300-600R and put a new wing and engine with A350 avionics on it? I think what hurt the A300 compared to the 767 was the wing if I'm not mistaken? Money and a lot of it. Would be better off with a clean sheet design that makes it part of ...

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by Sancho99504
Mon Jul 16, 2018 4:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus nma?
Replies: 22
Views: 4469

Re: Airbus nma?

What would it hurt Airbus to dust off the blueprints for the A300-600R and put a new wing and engine with A350 avionics on it? I think what hurt the A300 compared to the 767 was the wing if I'm not mistaken?

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by Sancho99504
Sat Jul 14, 2018 3:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta vs. Boeing
Replies: 51
Views: 8419

Re: Delta vs. Boeing

The 787 was cancelled because the 8 abreast 787 didn't stack up against A339 or A359 over the same missions. They may stack them in tight at 31" pitch, but as seen on B777, they're not going to squeeze people.

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by Sancho99504
Fri Jul 13, 2018 10:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Gogo Considers Splitting Business Up in Turnaround Plan
Replies: 15
Views: 1889

Re: Gogo Considers Splitting Business Up in Turnaround Plan

It probably doesn't do them any good when they're refunding money every flight that still utilizes A2G due to the instability of the network. Only 3 of 35 segments with A2G this year have I been able to do anything other than stream entertainment. When you pay $17 for a day pass only to get refunde...

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by Sancho99504
Fri Jul 13, 2018 1:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Gogo Considers Splitting Business Up in Turnaround Plan
Replies: 15
Views: 1889

Re: Gogo Considers Splitting Business Up in Turnaround Plan

Few years ago I saw a presentation that basically explained for proper cost recover inflight WiFi charges would have to more than triple. Of course, doing that you kill off demand. Entire business model for such products is questionable as we've seen from previous failures and Gogo limping along fo...

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by Sancho99504
Sun Jul 08, 2018 1:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New luxury airline to offer affordable prices for first-class only aircraft
Replies: 60
Views: 12118

Re: New luxury airline to offer affordable prices for first-class only aircraft

Unless they have a lot of cash to burn thru while they build their brand, they're going to fail miserably. The Wave class is a joke. Unless they're flying between LA and NYC, there isn't a need for lie-flat seats ATL-CHI or CHI-NYC.

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by Sancho99504
Sun Jul 08, 2018 1:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Atlantic network going downhill?
Replies: 112
Views: 21509

Re: Virgin Atlantic network going downhill?

VS has operated more like Pan Am in its history more than anything else and look how that worked out. They have been flying to destinations that are either heavy business routes or heavy VFR. With little to no feed from European routes and a lot of less than daily routes to business destinations, th...

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by Sancho99504
Wed Jun 27, 2018 12:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will Boeing Follow Harley's Lead?
Replies: 40
Views: 4090

Re: Will Boeing Follow Harley's Lead?

Harley just opened a brand new facility in Thailand and had already set in motion the closing of the KC plant. The work done in KC is shifting to that brand new plant. Exec's are using the fear of tariffs as the reason for closing KC.... The tariffs on US exports paid are a lot higher than what are ...

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by Sancho99504
Mon Jun 25, 2018 3:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA and the A321NEO
Replies: 48
Views: 10919

Re: AA and the A321NEO

Hopefully the NEO will be able to take cargo on these longer flights that used to be or are still operated by 757. The current A321 is a fantastic aircraft, but neither A321 or 737-900ER can carry much more than pax, bags and fuel.

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by Sancho99504
Fri Jun 22, 2018 7:39 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Practicality of Orbis?
Replies: 22
Views: 2440

Re: Practicality of Orbis?

They have an Instagram account that I follow. They're pretty active on it and you'll get to see some behind the scenes stuff on how they prepare for a mission, where they go, how they do it. The plane was donated from FedEx, the pilots are either retired from FX or volunteer their time when not on r...

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by Sancho99504
Wed Jun 20, 2018 3:27 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: British Airways cancels 'incorrectly' cheap tickets
Replies: 52
Views: 5914

Re: British Airways cancels 'incorrectly' cheap tickets

I think it's ridiculous that someone screws up fares and they cry foul. We make a mistake and they want to throw the book at us. I think if it ever happens to me, I may seek legal recourse.

Poor planning on your part DOES NOT constitute an emergency on mine.

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by Sancho99504
Sun Jun 03, 2018 7:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dog found dead after cross-country DL flight
Replies: 84
Views: 7452

Re: It Appears That DL Kills Dogs, Too,

Just because you used some info from the article doesn’t mean you read the whole thing. DL killing the dog doesn’t implicate that it purposefully killed them. Drunk drivers don’t purposefully set out to crash their cars into other cars and kill passengers, but they’re still liable and responsible f...

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