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by cledaybuck
Wed Apr 12, 2017 2:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian Considering Buffalo, Baltimore, and Raleigh
Replies: 81
Views: 10613

Re: Norwegian Considering Buffalo, Baltimore, and Raleigh

I cant believe they consider RDU and BUF before even serving Chicago and Washington DC, those are serious holes in their network. Serious holes with lots of competition. I'd imagine that they are trying to dodge that competition with these smaller routes Do holes in their network matter? I don't th...

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by cledaybuck
Wed Apr 12, 2017 1:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian Considering Buffalo, Baltimore, and Raleigh
Replies: 81
Views: 10613

Re: Norwegian Considering Buffalo, Baltimore, and Raleigh

the amount of Americans aware of Norwegian versus the amount of Europeans aware is like 20/80. most Americans will stick with the legacies or other airlines (BA has been popular as of late) than go with Norwegian. I would say the majority of DY's demand is tourism from the EU side. Do you have data...

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by cledaybuck
Mon Apr 10, 2017 5:47 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Please explain Bill O'Reilly Popularity?
Replies: 71
Views: 3043

Re: Please explain Bill O'Reilly Popularity?

DLFREEBIRD wrote:
I just don't get in this day and age, why a network like Fox wouldn't just clean house to protect their brand.and image. especially after the Roger Ailes era
Are we sure this isn't part of their brand and image?

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by cledaybuck
Mon Apr 10, 2017 3:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 4/9/2017: AA Drops BOSBUF;DL Cuts JFK-MAN/YHZ;VX Drops FLLJFK
Replies: 60
Views: 11117

Re: OAG Changes 4/9/2017: AA Drops BOSBUF;DL Cuts JFK-MAN/YHZ;VX Drops FLLJFK

Despite WN and B6, I did not imagine such an important market left by AA. Once again, showing how hard it can be serving an alternate airport in your hub city. In general I agree, although DCA is also clearly a hub, so that's why they should be able to make it work. To drop it completely for even a...

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by cledaybuck
Mon Apr 10, 2017 2:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iran Air to take TC-LJK (77W)
Replies: 104
Views: 29810

Re: Iran Air to take TC-LJK (77W) (Unconfirmed)

To be brutally honest if I was Iran I wouldn't give Boeing a second look seeing as how their congress has had such strong rhetoric directed at them. My sentiments exactly, I'm surprised at how Iran did not waste a moment to jump int bed with Boeing, no self respect at all considering their detest f...

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by cledaybuck
Mon Apr 10, 2017 2:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Comedy: "United Should cut Intl flying to fund Domestic Growth"
Replies: 46
Views: 6654

Re: Comedy: "United Should cut Intl flying to fund Domestic Growth"

I always hear that international long haul flights make the most while domestic short haul flights are unprofitable. In Europe that is basically true, but not in North America. United are already allocating significant additional capacity to their domestic network and have also trimmed some periphe...

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by cledaybuck
Mon Apr 10, 2017 2:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 4/9/2017: AA Drops BOSBUF;DL Cuts JFK-MAN/YHZ;VX Drops FLLJFK
Replies: 60
Views: 11117

Re: OAG Changes 4/9/2017: AA Drops BOSBUF;DL Cuts JFK-MAN/YHZ;VX Drops FLLJFK

Alsatian wrote:
enilria wrote:
*AA DCA-FLL AUG 1.9>1.3 SEP 2>0 OCT 2>0 NOV 2>0 DEC 3>0.5


Despite WN and B6, I did not imagine such an important market left by AA.
Once again, showing how hard it can be serving an alternate airport in your hub city.

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by cledaybuck
Sat Apr 08, 2017 12:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Rest Of Ohio - 2017
Replies: 2150
Views: 197403

Re: The Rest Of Ohio Part 6

CMH hasn't posted stats to their website yet, but per The Dispatch, pax totals up only 1.3 percent for the month of February. The lack of anticipated growth was due to weather related flight cancellations and seasonal flight reductions. Rickenbacker fared much better with cargo weight up 17.9% &...

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by cledaybuck
Thu Mar 30, 2017 1:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAS Sells two slots at LHR
Replies: 121
Views: 25784

Re: SAS Sells of two slots at LHR

Andy33 wrote:
Trump might use US government money to buy slots on behalf of US airlines.
This is not going to happen.

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by cledaybuck
Wed Mar 29, 2017 4:27 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Tomi Lahren, 'The Blaze' and Free Speech
Replies: 28
Views: 1165

Re: Tomi Lahren, 'The Blaze' and Free Speech

Aesma wrote:
BTW, has Trump/GOP announced they want to do something about abortion, other than "defunding pp" ?

I really can't imagine Trump signing an abortion ban.
He can't sign an abortion ban. Only the Supreme Court could overturn Roe v. Wade.

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by cledaybuck
Mon Mar 27, 2017 3:08 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: The struggle of using BYOD IFE
Replies: 57
Views: 5164

Re: The struggle of using BYOD IFE

The last ban on electronics in the cabin (on TATL flights in 2006) was, indeed, temporary. FAA does not restrict WiFi below 10,000 feet. That's a carrier choice. WN has gate-to-gate WiFi and thus gate-to-gate BYOD IFE. But you cant have your laptop out under 10K, that's more or less what I meant to...

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by cledaybuck
Mon Mar 27, 2017 3:04 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: The struggle of using BYOD IFE
Replies: 57
Views: 5164

Re: The struggle of using BYOD IFE

bgm wrote:
cledaybuck wrote:
intotheair wrote:
The best IFE is whatever movie or TV show I download onto my laptop before the flight.
The best IFE is out the window.


Especially on night flights over oceans. Breathtaking stuff.
Yeah, looking at the ocean does get pretty boring. Of course, most planes have seatback IFE on flights over oceans.

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by cledaybuck
Mon Mar 27, 2017 2:48 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: The struggle of using BYOD IFE
Replies: 57
Views: 5164

Re: The struggle of using BYOD IFE

intotheair wrote:
The best IFE is whatever movie or TV show I download onto my laptop before the flight.
The best IFE is out the window.

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by cledaybuck
Thu Mar 23, 2017 6:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Rest Of Ohio - 2017
Replies: 2150
Views: 197403

Re: The Rest Of Ohio Part 6

What role will Dayton International Airport serve after Southwest pulls out of Dayton and begins operations at CVG? All of the destinations that will be served nonstop from DAY after Southwest pulls out of DAY are served nonstop from CVG. In addition, all of the non-Allegiant destinations that are ...

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by cledaybuck
Thu Mar 23, 2017 12:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B6 BOS-RSW...why so many flights?
Replies: 43
Views: 5458

Re: B6 BOS-RSW...why so many flights?

dfwjim1 wrote:
Of course Minneapolis/St.Paul is super cold in the winter and people are fleeing the cold but are there other reasons why the Fort Myers area is such a popular destination for folks from Minnesota?
I know the Twins aren't as popular as the Red Sox, but they also train in Ft Myers.

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by cledaybuck
Wed Mar 22, 2017 1:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: There's a fire burning in the widebody market
Replies: 30
Views: 8725

Re: There's a fire burning in the widebody market

This is why you build up the large backlogs that both Airbus and Boeing have. This is a cyclical business, the good times weren't going to last forever.

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by cledaybuck
Mon Mar 20, 2017 11:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is Being For EAS But Against Subsidized Gulf Carriers Really Hypocritical?
Replies: 19
Views: 2283

Re: Is Being For EAS But Against Subsidized Gulf Carriers Really Hypocritical?

Didn't realize EAS was detrimentally dumping capacity on international routes. eye roll You either didn't read, or didn't understand the OP's point. It's clear to me. He's noting that the US3 may support subsidies for EAS when it benefits them to do so; yet protest subsidies for Gulf carriers becau...

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by cledaybuck
Wed Mar 15, 2017 7:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: U.S. Airports and Cost Per Enplanement; Comparisons? List?
Replies: 56
Views: 8982

Re: U.S. Airports and Cost Per Enplanement; Comparisons? List?

At hub airports, the CPE metric is particularly pertinent as the higher the figure goes, the less incentive there is to bring a connecting passenger through the facility. At some point, the airlines need to recover their costs, and the only way to do that is via higher fares. Hence, why IAD is know...

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by cledaybuck
Wed Mar 15, 2017 1:57 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: I do not eat McDonalds much, but...
Replies: 60
Views: 2961

Re: I do not eat McDonalds much, but...

mad99 wrote:
ya i just had a look online and a burger is 9-10 euro.
maybe i'll give it a go
Just a heads up, the little burger is probably big enough for most people. It is basically a regular sized hamburger.

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by cledaybuck
Wed Mar 15, 2017 1:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN Schedule Release 3/16/17 Predictions
Replies: 126
Views: 14970

Re: WN Schedule Release 3/16/17 Predictions

CVG is probably not going to look like CMH/IND/SDF/CLE/PIT becuase we still have a US3 carrier that maintains a majority share of the market (and based on their actions the last 2-3 years, they have no immediate plans to let go of this position). Routes like BOS/HOU/STL/BNA/MCI do not have any (or ...

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by cledaybuck
Wed Mar 15, 2017 12:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: U.S. Airports and Cost Per Enplanement; Comparisons? List?
Replies: 56
Views: 8982

Re: U.S. Airports and Cost Per Enplanement; Comparisons? List?

Does anyone have information, a link, or a list detailing the respective CPE (Cost Per Enplanement) for airports in the United States? Although an airport's CPE figure is often tucked away in its financial reports and is usually known only to aviation professionals, perhaps it shouldn't be, as it's...

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by cledaybuck
Tue Mar 14, 2017 6:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN Schedule Release 3/16/17 Predictions
Replies: 126
Views: 14970

Re: WN Schedule Release 3/16/17 Predictions

Disagree. I don't see DAL, HOU, or BOS being added anytime soon. I think any adds in the next few years will be to Florida or places like STL, PHX, LAS, DEN. I don't think you will see LAS or DEN anytime soon. DEN is a 4-way race between G4/F9/DL/UA, plus all of those carriers operate mainline on t...

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by cledaybuck
Tue Mar 14, 2017 2:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why doesn't B6 fly to the midwest?
Replies: 81
Views: 8835

Re: Why doesn't B6 fly to the midwest?

Not BOS, which is a business market that strongly supports the point to point focus city flying. BOS is fine for point-to-point to the Midwest, but in many of these markets (unless B6 decides to battle incumbent carriers for market share), it's hard to justify opening a completely new station for j...

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by cledaybuck
Tue Mar 14, 2017 2:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why doesn't B6 fly to the midwest?
Replies: 81
Views: 8835

Re: Why doesn't B6 fly to the midwest?

Not BOS, which is a business market that strongly supports the point to point focus city flying. BOS is a geographically terrible place for a hub for an airline that flies domestically and to the Caribbean/Latin America. This is why B6's network is heavily skewed to the places that Northeasterners ...

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by cledaybuck
Tue Mar 14, 2017 2:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN Schedule Release 3/16/17 Predictions
Replies: 126
Views: 14970

Re: WN Schedule Release 3/16/17 Predictions

I don't think CVG will see any additions at this time, for example most CVG-Florida routes have extremely low yields so it's unlikely WN wouldnt want to be the third or fourth carrier in some cases fighting against a legacy and 2 LCC's. 2 ULCCs, flush with restrictions and fees that CVG flyers coul...

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by cledaybuck
Tue Mar 14, 2017 1:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN Schedule Release 3/16/17 Predictions
Replies: 126
Views: 14970

Re: WN Schedule Release 3/16/17 Predictions

I don't think CVG will see any additions at this time I disagree with you. WN has plenty of room to grow, and will need to offer more direct offerings to capture more of the CVG market. I feel that they will add some new destinations after the summer. When WN next announces routes at CVG, it will p...

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by cledaybuck
Mon Mar 13, 2017 8:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why doesn't B6 fly to the midwest?
Replies: 81
Views: 8835

Re: Why doesn't B6 fly to the midwest?

Because their hubs are terrible for Midwest flying. Not BOS, which is a business market that strongly supports the point to point focus city flying. BOS is fine for point-to-point to the Midwest, but in many of these markets (unless B6 decides to battle incumbent carriers for market share), it's ha...

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by cledaybuck
Mon Mar 13, 2017 8:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why doesn't B6 fly to the midwest?
Replies: 81
Views: 8835

Re: Why doesn't B6 fly to the midwest?

Because their hubs are terrible for Midwest flying. Not BOS, which is a business market that strongly supports the point to point focus city flying. BOS is a geographically terrible place for a hub for an airline that flies domestically and to the Caribbean/Latin America. This is why B6's network i...

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by cledaybuck
Mon Mar 13, 2017 3:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why doesn't B6 fly to the midwest?
Replies: 81
Views: 8835

Re: Why doesn't B6 fly to the midwest?

Because their hubs are terrible for Midwest flying.

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by cledaybuck
Fri Mar 10, 2017 3:36 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Exhaustion of American Liberalism
Replies: 26
Views: 1549

Re: The Exhaustion of American Liberalism

What a load of garbage that article was.

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by cledaybuck
Fri Mar 10, 2017 3:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airlines interested in Boeing MOM concept.
Replies: 596
Views: 70374

Re: Airlines interested in Boeing MOM concept.

Alaska’s fleet chief Kirby officially joined the Boeing NMA chorus. Wants 190-210 seats 4000-4500nm https://twitter.com/jonostrower/status/839206508046897153 Further states that Boeing's NMA concept is a twin aisle aircraft And he confirms the Boeing NMA concept is a twin aisle. Boeing hasn’t offic...

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by cledaybuck
Fri Mar 10, 2017 1:25 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Gen Flynn has resigned!
Replies: 138
Views: 4412

Re: Gen Flynn has resigned!

We are told that Trump didn't know about this side job of Flynn's until this story broke. He doesn´t seem to know much, if anything, about what his people are doing... best regards Thomas Maybe Trump should take a 90 day break before appointing anyone else, so he can re-examine his vetting procedur...

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by cledaybuck
Fri Mar 10, 2017 3:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American and United happy to compete with 'clever' Norwegian
Replies: 55
Views: 9256

Re: American and United happy to compete with 'clever' Norwegian

This is no different than when United did TED, or Air Canada does Rouge, where the airlines are created low cost subsidiaries with different work contracts.In the case of Norwegian, they have used the facilities available to them to create a subsidiary outside their home base that favour their busi...

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by cledaybuck
Fri Mar 10, 2017 12:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus is examining 'A380-Plus'
Replies: 1034
Views: 196243

Re: Airbus is examining 'A380-Plus'

Airbus is examining new ways for reviving the A380 sales by launching a new program called 'A380-plus'. The new program will enable Airbus to add 50 seats to the jet while modifying the staircase onboard and adding fuel-saving wingtips, as it aims to lower the operating costs and ensuring extra fue...

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by cledaybuck
Thu Mar 09, 2017 8:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing defines 737 MAX 10
Replies: 678
Views: 114919

Re: Boeing defines 737-10MAX

No launch without orders. Boeing is just presenting the MAX 10 concept to potential customers. If they can line-up several customers for this airplane, it has a good chance of becoming reality. For now it's just a concept. They launched the MAX7 with barely any orders (-100?) so it might only take ...

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by cledaybuck
Thu Mar 09, 2017 4:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue May Delay ATL Launch
Replies: 191
Views: 17646

Re: JetBlue May Delay ATL Launch

I'm not sure who's fault any of this is yet (if anyones), but the following quote comes off as pretty arrogant: "it's clear that the existing common use gates at the end of the D Concourse are not satisfactory to serve the aircraft and higher end business and leisure travelers that JetBlue is ...

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by cledaybuck
Thu Mar 09, 2017 3:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue May Delay ATL Launch
Replies: 191
Views: 17646

Re: JetBlue May Delay ATL Launch

I'm not sure who's fault any of this is yet (if anyones), but the following quote comes off as pretty arrogant: "it's clear that the existing common use gates at the end of the D Concourse are not satisfactory to serve the aircraft and higher end business and leisure travelers that JetBlue is t...

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by cledaybuck
Thu Mar 09, 2017 1:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA won't ordering additional 77W aircraft, rules out A330neo
Replies: 419
Views: 73110

Re: UA won't ordering additional 77W aircraft, rules out A330neo

scbriml wrote:
enzo011 wrote:
You can add the A332/A338 to the current realistic available plane that can be used as a 767 replacement.


Yes, of course. :oops:
I don't think it is very realistic for UA, though.

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by cledaybuck
Tue Mar 07, 2017 9:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airlines interested in Boeing MOM concept.
Replies: 596
Views: 70374

Re: Airlines interested in Boeing MOM concept.

"What we don’t want to see is an aircraft built with too much range. We don’t want a 787-3," says Delta's Pietrzak on a 757 replacement


What? Too much range was never the problem of the 787-3.

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by cledaybuck
Sat Mar 04, 2017 9:36 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 45 Says Obama Bugged His Office
Replies: 343
Views: 10933

Re: 45 Says Obama Bugged His Office

I do wonder if this is another dream or there is some basis to the claim. A bigger question if there is evidence of bugging, who did it? I doubt the Obama White House did it. There is no upside and plenty of negative in such an action. Obama also knows after 8 years in the job that such things alwa...

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by cledaybuck
Sat Mar 04, 2017 3:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Big Airlines Cheer as Trump Admin. Suspends Obama-era Consumer Protection
Replies: 57
Views: 9746

Re: Big Airlines Cheer as Trump Admin. Suspends Obama-era Consumer Protection

I think this is one those a.net discussions that don't reflect general consumer attitudes due to the heavy industry representation here. My impression is that most consumers want to know upfront the price they will have to pay, and not wait until the very end of the booking process to learn that go...

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by cledaybuck
Sat Mar 04, 2017 2:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Big Airlines Cheer as Trump Admin. Suspends Obama-era Consumer Protection
Replies: 57
Views: 9746

Re: Big Airlines Cheer as Trump Admin. Suspends Obama-era Consumer Protection

Next: let's all be honest about the list of taxes you have to pay. Many of those fees are broken out as "taxes" and "government imposed fees" due to successful airline industry lobbying whereas they would normally be included in the cost of your ticket. The industry has one of t...

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by cledaybuck
Sat Mar 04, 2017 2:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Big Airlines Cheer as Trump Admin. Suspends Obama-era Consumer Protection
Replies: 57
Views: 9746

Re: Big Airlines Cheer as Trump Admin. Suspends Obama-era Consumer Protection

enilria wrote:
So this is a suspension of something that never happened? ...nor was planned to happen? More fake news.
It was clearly planned to happen. Enough with the Trump "fake news" BS.

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by cledaybuck
Sat Mar 04, 2017 2:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Big Airlines Cheer as Trump Admin. Suspends Obama-era Consumer Protection
Replies: 57
Views: 9746

Re: Big Airlines Cheer as Trump Admin. Suspends Obama-era Consumer Protection

Since we seem to be using LAX-LHR as an example, if instead you seek to fly from LHR to LAX, pre-sale advertising in the UK will say "from £400" or whatever the cheapest purchasable price is. That "from" price has to include all taxes, and all unavoidable per-passenger airline-i...

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by cledaybuck
Sat Mar 04, 2017 4:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Big Airlines Cheer as Trump Admin. Suspends Obama-era Consumer Protection
Replies: 57
Views: 9746

Re: Big Airlines Cheer as Trump Admin. Suspends Obama-era Consumer Protection

Well for starters, I think refunding a baggage fee when a bag is not delivered should be required. I feel airlines should be required to provide overnight accommodations if they strand you due to something under their control. I feel if an airline voluntarily cancels your flight, they should be req...

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by cledaybuck
Sat Mar 04, 2017 2:31 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Racist couple gets lengthy prison sentence
Replies: 36
Views: 1142

Re: Racist couple gets lengthy prison sentence

The judge made an example of them, and I say good for the judge. We have seen such a rash of racism and bigotry in the last few years that someone needed to step up and say this is wrong, and if you do it, you're going to pay a steep price. I have no sympathy for those two, bawling in the courtroom...

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by cledaybuck
Sat Mar 04, 2017 2:30 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Racist couple gets lengthy prison sentence
Replies: 36
Views: 1142

Re: Racist couple gets lengthy prison sentence

zeke wrote:
OA412 wrote:
They freaking pointed guns at them and threatened to kill them.


Police do it every day in the US.
They weren't police.

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by cledaybuck
Sat Mar 04, 2017 2:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Big Airlines Cheer as Trump Admin. Suspends Obama-era Consumer Protection
Replies: 57
Views: 9746

Re: Big Airlines Cheer as Trump Admin. Suspends Obama-era Consumer Protection

Bull___, if that's true then they would not be able to calculate the taxes at any point No. Taxes change depending on routing. And airlines cannot know which routing a consumer will voluntarily select until the point of purchase - and thus, of course, why airlines always disclose the final tax amou...

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by cledaybuck
Sat Mar 04, 2017 2:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Big Airlines Cheer as Trump Admin. Suspends Obama-era Consumer Protection
Replies: 57
Views: 9746

Re: Big Airlines Cheer as Trump Admin. Suspends Obama-era Consumer Protection

Whats wrong with listing a fare with all the taxes and fees? Well for starters, it's sometimes impossible for an airline to know what the taxes and fees will be until the consumer makes their specific product selection. Some taxes and fees are directly related to the base fare price, and others are...

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by cledaybuck
Sat Mar 04, 2017 2:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Big Airlines Cheer as Trump Admin. Suspends Obama-era Consumer Protection
Replies: 57
Views: 9746

Re: Big Airlines Cheer as Trump Admin. Suspends Obama-era Consumer Protection

More broadly, my bigger objection to the whole taxes and fees issue is what I view as the more sinister and self-serving motives behind it. Personally, I actually quite like it when products and services are marketed pre-tax and priced, right before the final point of sale, post-tax, because it mak...

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