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by N983AN
Sun Oct 28, 2018 12:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LY winter schedule starts today:767 reired from longhaul
Replies: 13
Views: 3225

Re: LY winter schedule starts today:767 reired from longhaul

Glad to hear BOS is getting the 777. It's always nice to see an airline upgrade the route, even if it's somewhat forced by an aircraft's retirement. I've always wondered why they don't put the 787 on the BOS route, though. If they felt the 767 was an ideal aircraft for the route, wouldn't the simil...

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by N983AN
Fri Oct 19, 2018 1:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: STL air service discussion - 2018
Replies: 1495
Views: 134433

Re: STL air service discussion - 2018

There really is nothing to get upset about the BA twice a week LHR-CHS flight it equates to nothing more than a twice a week four month summer charter flight nothing more nothing less. Who knows if it even comes back in 2020. Lol! If STL got this the narrative would be “BA is making an ambitious be...

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by N983AN
Wed Oct 17, 2018 12:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WW ending STL, CVG, CLE
Replies: 136
Views: 16280

Re: WW ending STL

Let's see. Press person: "Hi Wow Air, how are you feeling about passenger response in City XXX?" Option A: "We are pleased with the performance and look forward to building the route and our brand." Option B: "It sucks balls and we're out of here" Option C: "No co...

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by N983AN
Tue Oct 16, 2018 8:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WW ending STL, CVG, CLE
Replies: 136
Views: 16280

Re: WW ending STL

Let's see. Press person: "Hi Wow Air, how are you feeling about passenger response in City XXX?" Option A: "We are pleased with the performance and look forward to building the route and our brand." Option B: "It sucks balls and we're out of here" Option C: "No co...

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by N983AN
Tue Oct 09, 2018 12:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Copa reveals new Business Class seats for the 737 MAX
Replies: 26
Views: 6234

Re: Copa reveals new Business Class seats for the 737 MAX

Congrats Copa! What a great new airplane and what a great new strategy with those 3 different classes. The new economy standard seat with no PTV is perfect for people like me that only uses the cellphone to watch netflix. Personally I don’t understand why they’d go to the expense and trouble to put...

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by N983AN
Sun Oct 07, 2018 10:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: El Al is scheduled to retire 747 in March 2019
Replies: 23
Views: 5085

Re: El Al is scheduled to retire 747 in March 2019

So many memories flying these over the years, will be strange not seeing them at TLV or staged throughout the day at JFK T4.

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by N983AN
Fri Sep 14, 2018 12:14 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Brussels Airlines JFK-TLV A330/A320
Replies: 12
Views: 9137

Re: Brussels Airlines JFK-TLV A330/A320

Great report, I enjoyed reading very much.

Were you by chance on a Birthright trip? Only reason I ask is you mentioned (1) it was for 10 days, (2) someone else booked, and (3) sounds like you made your own way on another ticket from PHX.

Anyway I hope you enjoyed your trip.

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by N983AN
Tue Sep 04, 2018 2:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What the heck is going on with American Airlines?
Replies: 196
Views: 34391

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 N983AN
Sun Aug 26, 2018 12:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta F/A's & Fleet Workers Could Vote on Union Soon
Replies: 228
Views: 16119

Re: Delta F/A's & Fleet Workers Could Vote on Union Soon

Based on what I've seen from DL, DL employees, and their culture, I'll bet the Powerball jackpot they don' unionize. No way in hell. I saw the "Grill and Chill" event they had at the flight museum in ATL and those people--ALL workgroups--would practically spill blood for DL. They're happy...

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by N983AN
Sun Aug 26, 2018 1:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta F/A's & Fleet Workers Could Vote on Union Soon
Replies: 228
Views: 16119

Re: Delta F/A's & Fleet Workers Could Vote on Union Soon

Based on what I've seen from DL, DL employees, and their culture, I'll bet the Powerball jackpot they don' unionize. No way in hell. I saw the "Grill and Chill" event they had at the flight museum in ATL and those people--ALL workgroups--would practically spill blood for DL. They're happy...

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by N983AN
Fri Aug 24, 2018 5:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta F/A's & Fleet Workers Could Vote on Union Soon
Replies: 228
Views: 16119

Re: Delta F/A's & Fleet Workers Could Vote on Union Soon

Based on what I've seen from DL, DL employees, and their culture, I'll bet the Powerball jackpot they don' unionize. No way in hell. I saw the "Grill and Chill" event they had at the flight museum in ATL and those people--ALL workgroups--would practically spill blood for DL. They're happy...

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by N983AN
Fri Aug 24, 2018 2:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta F/A's & Fleet Workers Could Vote on Union Soon
Replies: 228
Views: 16119

Re: Delta F/A's & Fleet Workers Could Vote on Union Soon

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Dude you are seriously delusional this IAM release directly states the leadership is hand picked not elected:

https://www.goiam.org/news/sito-pantoja ... epartment/

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by N983AN
Fri Aug 24, 2018 1:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta F/A's & Fleet Workers Could Vote on Union Soon
Replies: 228
Views: 16119

Re: Delta F/A's & Fleet Workers Could Vote on Union Soon

Here’s the point: the IAM will do nothing for DL workers it will only promote division and give the union a much needed cash infusion to continue paying these cushy salaries to the leadership, many of whom haven’t worked in the industry for decades and their children. APFA doesn’t pay leaders anyth...

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by N983AN
Thu Aug 23, 2018 8:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta F/A's & Fleet Workers Could Vote on Union Soon
Replies: 228
Views: 16119

Re: Delta F/A's & Fleet Workers Could Vote on Union Soon

Here’s the point: the IAM will do nothing for DL workers it will only promote division and give the union a much needed cash infusion to continue paying these cushy salaries to the leadership, many of whom haven’t worked in the industry for decades and their children. APFA doesn’t pay leaders anythi...

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by N983AN
Thu Aug 23, 2018 6:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta F/A's & Fleet Workers Could Vote on Union Soon
Replies: 228
Views: 16119

Re: Delta F/A's & Fleet Workers Could Vote on Union Soon

Since you can’t refute what audited official DOL disclosure forms show you attack the messenger. Why does the IAM need such a top heavy administrative bureaucracy? Why are children of officers in high paid roles? Why are former TWA people in high paid roles instead of active dues paying members at i...

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by N983AN
Thu Aug 23, 2018 11:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta F/A's & Fleet Workers Could Vote on Union Soon
Replies: 228
Views: 16119

Re: Delta F/A's & Fleet Workers Could Vote on Union Soon

Ok Boof so how is it a good use of membership dues for children and in some cases multiple children of executive council members getting high paid union jobs who have never been IAM members? So if Tim is so bad why would the IAM have hired him AFTER all that you allege? How is this at all good for D...

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by N983AN
Tue Aug 21, 2018 11:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta F/A's & Fleet Workers Could Vote on Union Soon
Replies: 228
Views: 16119

Re: Delta F/A's & Fleet Workers Could Vote on Union Soon

Why is USAIR fleet separate from maintenance? That’s not how the TWU works, both are under the same ATD but different locals.

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by N983AN
Tue Aug 21, 2018 10:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta F/A's & Fleet Workers Could Vote on Union Soon
Replies: 228
Views: 16119

Re: Delta F/A's & Fleet Workers Could Vote on Union Soon

So what does a district do? AA and UA are 141.

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by N983AN
Tue Aug 21, 2018 10:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta F/A's & Fleet Workers Could Vote on Union Soon
Replies: 228
Views: 16119

Re: Delta F/A's & Fleet Workers Could Vote on Union Soon

I need to talk to the LUS employees more closely next time I see them but the former TWA people I have known over the years all hate the IAM (understandably so).

Boof what is a district lodge? Is that the local or international?

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by N983AN
Tue Aug 21, 2018 9:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta F/A's & Fleet Workers Could Vote on Union Soon
Replies: 228
Views: 16119

Re: Delta F/A's & Fleet Workers Could Vote on Union Soon

So you don’t currently work in the industry so what you think is irrelevant having never worked for Delta? So leave it for the DL people to decide.

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by N983AN
Tue Aug 21, 2018 9:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta F/A's & Fleet Workers Could Vote on Union Soon
Replies: 228
Views: 16119

Re: Delta F/A's & Fleet Workers Could Vote on Union Soon

Boof care to answer the questions I raised?

And you keep just copying and pastinh out of context and irrelevant garbage likely from some Facebook group.

What is your connection to the IAM? Do you currently work for AA/Legacy US?

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by N983AN
Tue Aug 21, 2018 5:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta F/A's & Fleet Workers Could Vote on Union Soon
Replies: 228
Views: 16119

Re: Delta F/A's & Fleet Workers Could Vote on Union Soon

No clue who Boof is, but this individual clearly has a deep affinity for the IAM which is bizarre since no active dues paying IAM member I know likes the Union, their representatives or the recent contracts they have brought back. Based on Boofs own posts here saying they’ve been in negotiations and...

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by N983AN
Tue Aug 21, 2018 12:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta F/A's & Fleet Workers Could Vote on Union Soon
Replies: 228
Views: 16119

Re: Delta F/A's & Fleet Workers Could Vote on Union Soon

The average first agreement is two years. When it comes to concessionary agreements the IAM moves fast but they take their time making gains for the membership. And they don’t get to collect dues until the agreement gets ratified so they will rush into a substandard agreement to fill their coffers.

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by N983AN
Mon Aug 20, 2018 3:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta F/A's & Fleet Workers Could Vote on Union Soon
Replies: 228
Views: 16119

Re: Delta F/A's & Fleet Workers Could Vote on Union Soon

And now America West is destroying AA with their penny wise and pound foolish management decisions that are driving away customers and AAs historic revenue premium. A couple of months ago I flew paid First class on an AA transcon, coast to coast, but not JFK-LAX/SFO. I was underwhelmed vs what I re...

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by N983AN
Sun Aug 19, 2018 5:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta F/A's & Fleet Workers Could Vote on Union Soon
Replies: 228
Views: 16119

Re: Delta F/A's & Fleet Workers Could Vote on Union Soon

Fair? Fair is dovetail and you forget US and Parker bought AA. AA forced all TWA unions to waive the LPPs or they wouldn’t proceed And say AA didn’t force that then TW would have gotten dovetailed under Allegheny/Mohawk. Take the time to educate yourself mr bitter selfish LAA. Why did the IAM roll ...

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by N983AN
Sun Aug 19, 2018 4:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta F/A's & Fleet Workers Could Vote on Union Soon
Replies: 228
Views: 16119

Re: Delta F/A's & Fleet Workers Could Vote on Union Soon

AA/TW was an acquisition of certain (substantially all) of TWAs assets, it wasn’t a merger. And no myself and many nAAtives aren’t over it, the 2003 concessions went deeper because of this disaster. And now America West is destroying AA with their penny wise and pound foolish management decisions th...

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by N983AN
Sun Aug 19, 2018 4:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta F/A's & Fleet Workers Could Vote on Union Soon
Replies: 228
Views: 16119

Re: Delta F/A's & Fleet Workers Could Vote on Union Soon

And your obviously legacy AA with your moniker and hates LUS and the IAM. 737-800 Seeing what the IAM has done with this pathetic “Association” no one got to vote on despite being told the membership would is it any surprise? Why is the IAM on the AA property? The same IAM that brought the company ...

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by N983AN
Sun Aug 19, 2018 3:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta F/A's & Fleet Workers Could Vote on Union Soon
Replies: 228
Views: 16119

Re: Delta F/A's & Fleet Workers Could Vote on Union Soon

They can’t shove something down if they lose the arbitration Yeah and given the IAM’s track record on arbitrations the company often ultimately gets to do as they please. You at all familiar with the USAIR Airbus arbitration? Just like Menzies at SEA with Alaska the company ultimately prevailed and...

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by N983AN
Sun Aug 19, 2018 1:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta F/A's & Fleet Workers Could Vote on Union Soon
Replies: 228
Views: 16119

Re: Delta F/A's & Fleet Workers Could Vote on Union Soon

klm617 wrote:
What's this I thought Delta employees were very content with their work environment.


They by and large are as many of the former NWA employees are leaving the company but like any organization there are always people who are discontented.

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by N983AN
Sun Aug 19, 2018 12:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta F/A's & Fleet Workers Could Vote on Union Soon
Replies: 228
Views: 16119

Re: Delta F/A's & Fleet Workers Could Vote on Union Soon

They can’t shove something down if they lose the arbitration Yeah and given the IAM’s track record on arbitrations the company often ultimately gets to do as they please. You at all familiar with the USAIR Airbus arbitration? Just like Menzies at SEA with Alaska the company ultimately prevailed and...

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by N983AN
Fri Aug 17, 2018 7:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta F/A's & Fleet Workers Could Vote on Union Soon
Replies: 228
Views: 16119

Re: Delta F/A's & Fleet Workers Could Vote on Union Soon

So anything bad that happens is somehow the fault of an arbitrator or the bankruptcy process? Serial airline bankruptcies are more than a decade in the past (7 years for AA), time to stop with that cop out. The jobs at AS never came back. The TWA F/As were stapled. What will the IAM possibly do for ...

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by N983AN
Fri Aug 17, 2018 1:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta F/A's & Fleet Workers Could Vote on Union Soon
Replies: 228
Views: 16119

Re: Delta F/A's & Fleet Workers Could Vote on Union Soon

It’s clearly evident some of you have no idea about the process. It’s clearly evident you are delusional about the IAM and it’s track record at other carriers which isn’t good. If the IAM is so bad then why do they represent more airline employees than any other union? And you can’t blame the loss ...

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by N983AN
Fri Aug 17, 2018 12:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta F/A's & Fleet Workers Could Vote on Union Soon
Replies: 228
Views: 16119

Re: Delta F/A's & Fleet Workers Could Vote on Union Soon

Boof02671 wrote:
It’s clearly evident some of you have no idea about the process.


It’s clearly evident you are delusional about the IAM and it’s track record at other carriers which isn’t good.

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by N983AN
Thu Aug 16, 2018 10:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta F/A's & Fleet Workers Could Vote on Union Soon
Replies: 228
Views: 16119

Re: Delta F/A's & Fleet Workers Could Vote on Union Soon

The IAM kept those folks getting a paycheck way longer than they would have gotten. Quite the opposite actually. Hundreds of thousands of union jobs have been eliminated in the last few decades... ...or the solid middle class airline jobs the IAM has replaced through outfits like Air Wisconsin (NW/...

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by N983AN
Thu Aug 16, 2018 9:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta F/A's & Fleet Workers Could Vote on Union Soon
Replies: 228
Views: 16119

Re: Delta F/A's & Fleet Workers Could Vote on Union Soon

Boof02671 wrote:
The IAM kept those folks getting a paycheck way longer than they would have gotten.


Oh really? Why is it the employees pay the IAM dues-NOT the other way around. Didn’t realize the IAM PAYS their members-except of course the high paid union officers.

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by N983AN
Thu Aug 16, 2018 9:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta F/A's & Fleet Workers Could Vote on Union Soon
Replies: 228
Views: 16119

Re: Delta F/A's & Fleet Workers Could Vote on Union Soon

Comical how many times have F/As at DL voted against unions? At least three times against AFA plus the IAMs last effort in 2015 that didn’t end up with an election. If the AFA couldn’t pull it off why could the IAM who doesn’t represent mainline F/As at any carrier? Maybe DL F/As should ask former T...

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by N983AN
Sun Jul 29, 2018 4:55 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Great breakfast in First Class on the American Airlines A321 from Denver to Charlotte
Replies: 13
Views: 11340

Re: Great breakfast in First Class on the American Airlines A321 from Denver to Charlotte

Glad you enjoyed it but compared to what LAA served until the alignment it’s way below par. Do you have a picture of that? I've heard the same, that the food on American was better before the merger, so it would be interesting to see what you are referring to. [/quote] Plenty of pics in the thread ...

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by N983AN
Sun Jul 29, 2018 4:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: STL air service discussion - 2018
Replies: 1495
Views: 134433

Re: STL air service discussion - 2018

Maybe once the STL region can learn how to maintain and safely operate their light rail system and address its race relations challenges it can graduate to the big leagues and may get the attention of BA. But how do they expect to profitably fill seats particularly in the forward cabin? Hate to brea...

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by N983AN
Mon Jul 09, 2018 11:21 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Great breakfast in First Class on the American Airlines A321 from Denver to Charlotte
Replies: 13
Views: 11340

Re: Great breakfast in First Class on the American Airlines A321 from Denver to Charlotte

Glad you enjoyed it but compared to what LAA served until the alignment it’s way below par.

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by N983AN
Sun Jul 01, 2018 10:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Regional Crew bases at non-hubs
Replies: 24
Views: 3354

Re: Regional Crew bases at non-hubs

YX CMH, MCI, PIT, and of course IND

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by N983AN
Thu Jun 07, 2018 2:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Questions About American's PW 757-200 Fleet
Replies: 5
Views: 1635

Re: Questions About American's PW 7527-200 Fleet

I know that as part of the AA-TWA merger American acquired them as part of that, and that today they are part of Delta's transatlantic/long-haul fleet. I'd like to know a little more details about the time they spent in American's fleet from when they were acquired to when they were transferred. Do...

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by N983AN
Thu Jun 07, 2018 12:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA BNA-LHR load factors
Replies: 17
Views: 5191

Re: BA BNA-LHR load factors

Just looked at expert flyer which isn't 100% accurate for loadings but gives you a rough idea. For this coming fridays LHR-BNA there's at least 60 in economy, at least 13 in Premium economy and maybe 6 free seats in club world. I believe that EF’s seat map is unreliable because if people don’t pay ...

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by N983AN
Mon May 28, 2018 9:35 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: The Downgrade of Hawaii Inflight Service
Replies: 42
Views: 6059

Re: The Downgrade of Hawaii Inflight Service

TWA1985 wrote:
Correct me if I’m wrong, but doesn’t AA serve complimentary meals in coach between DFW and Hawaii ... and soon from ORD, too?


Affirmative.

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by N983AN
Mon May 28, 2018 9:22 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: The Downgrade of Hawaii Inflight Service
Replies: 42
Views: 6059

Re: The Downgrade of Hawaii Inflight Service

The DFW-Hawaii service has recently been upgraded significantly on AA both with the addition of the 777s, introduction of a W product, and comp meals in Y in the last 18 months. Bottom line is mainland-Hawaii has notoriously low yields but remains an essential market for FFs.

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by N983AN
Mon May 28, 2018 2:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Polaris Promise Never Matched Reality
Replies: 256
Views: 36293

Re: United Polaris Promise Never Matched Reality

Trying to pin blame on AA for a quicker rollout or slower rollout is really not relevant here. The point is United is cutting the quality of the Polaris program. The basic elements are still in place-namely the improved seat hardware and lounges at international gateways. They removed a few ancilla...

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by N983AN
Sun May 27, 2018 2:03 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: New United Club @ MSY
Replies: 20
Views: 2321

Re: New United Club @ MSY

Admirals Club at SCL is below the concourse but there are no windows.

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by N983AN
Fri May 25, 2018 1:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN's Upcoming Winter Schedule Release on 5/31
Replies: 263
Views: 24660

Re: WN's Upcoming Winter Schedule Release on 5/31

STL still has some key gaps. STL.JAX/IND/CVG/SLC/ABQ and PBI. It would be nice to see STL get some more LUV. Maybe even CUN go back to daily too. There was an article in the WSJ that said that WN had plans on adding more flights out of CLT once additional gates are opened at CLT. WN could also add ...

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by N983AN
Mon Apr 16, 2018 1:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines London service before 1991
Replies: 31
Views: 6505

Re: American Airlines London service before 1991

jfk777 wrote:
AA DFW - LGW were flown by every big airplane they had from the 747-100 to Dc-10-30 to MD-11 to finally the 777-200ER before LHR opened up in 2008, not sure of the exact date AA switched from LGW to LHR.


03/29/2008 LGW ended and transitioned to LHR

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