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by N212R
Sun Jan 07, 2018 4:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska "Beyond" problems, Seattle Times finally catches on
Replies: 125
Views: 21385

Re: Alaska "Beyond" problems, Seattle Times finally catches on

Friends flying the west coast for business noticed the decline in Alaska (versus Delta) two years ago. Seriously so. Seattle papers have covered aviation accurately and presciently for years. Keep in mind that top notch reporters develop and cultivate deep sources. They never get quoted, never get ...

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by N212R
Sun Jan 07, 2018 4:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska "Beyond" problems, Seattle Times finally catches on
Replies: 125
Views: 21385

Re: Alaska "Beyond" problems, Seattle Times finally catches on

DarthLobster wrote:
Nice little smear campaign, with a few flattering statements towards the competition. Can't imagine who paid to run this article...


Big Media has evidently gotten its talons into even the once reliably "hometown" Seattle Times.

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by N212R
Sun Jan 07, 2018 3:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LEAHY : reflections on 33 years at Airbus
Replies: 66
Views: 20050

Re: LEAHY : reflections on 33 years at Airbus

He has what the French call "le sens de la formule" or "sense of expressions", he knows how to coin cute ones. He's a professional salesman and very good at his calling, quoi! In another era he would be winning Best Salesman awards in smoky banquet rooms and hotel ballrooms whil...

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by N212R
Sun Jan 07, 2018 2:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LEAHY : reflections on 33 years at Airbus
Replies: 66
Views: 20050

Re: LEAHY : reflections on 33 years at Airbus

as a genius, he sees farther than most. He pulled the A380 bunny to all major airlines & most bought it. I deem the A380 idea was globally correct at launch time. Once more into the genius creep. And globally incorrect at crunch time...that makes him what, still a genius? A man who's lived and ...

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by N212R
Sat Jan 06, 2018 10:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Northeast USA Winter Storm 1/4 Thread
Replies: 313
Views: 32331

Re: Northeast USA Winter Storm 1/4 Thread

qf789 wrote:
A China Southern 77W and Kuwait Airways 77W have collided on the ground at JFK and both aircraft has sustained damage


What you might aptly call the "knock-on" effect.

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by N212R
Sat Jan 06, 2018 5:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Northeast USA Winter Storm 1/4 Thread
Replies: 313
Views: 32331

Re: Northeast USA Winter Storm 1/4 Thread

Was it all based on ineffective/inaccurate weather forecasts or something else? It strains credulity to think that an international airline, whose daily operational performance relies on the most advanced weather forecasting, could have so "misjudged" a storm of this characteristic size a...

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by N212R
Sat Jan 06, 2018 4:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Northeast USA Winter Storm 1/4 Thread
Replies: 313
Views: 32331

Re: Northeast USA Winter Storm 1/4 Thread

As a financial guy I would seriously question the decision chain and the financial ramifications of various go-no go decisions but that is a question for each airline to deal with. There have been several posts asking the same question. Why did some of the world's leading airlines continue operatin...

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by N212R
Wed Jan 03, 2018 2:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What is next for Allegiant
Replies: 105
Views: 12532

Re: What is next for Allegiant

n471wn wrote:
Sadly they discontinued Provo to OAK and Provo to San Diego


Saints preserve us!

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by N212R
Thu Dec 28, 2017 7:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reuters:Airbus ready to phase out A380 if fails to win Emirates deal
Replies: 695
Views: 90277

Re: Reuters:Airbus ready to phase out A380 if fails to win Emirates deal

mercure1 wrote:
...not sinking resources into a morbid program for sake of ego or prestige.


We shall whether the Ode to Euro Joy is still on the Airbus playlist.

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by N212R
Mon Dec 18, 2017 3:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Power outage in ATL
Replies: 401
Views: 47878

Re: Power outage in ATL

litz wrote:
Something y'all need to realize about an outage of this magnitude ....

It's quite rare for it to fail, but it DOES, like anything man-made, occasionally fail. Very rarely, but it does fail.


Thanks for the very energetic post, great info!

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by N212R
Thu Dec 14, 2017 11:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus CEO warns of significant impact from corruption probes
Replies: 327
Views: 62051

Re: BREAKING: Fabrice Bregier to step down From Airbus Management (Reuters)

Good to know Europeans stays true to form. Even in aviation, they all chase the title but at the end, the German always wins.

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by N212R
Fri Dec 08, 2017 9:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production And Delivery Thread - 2016-2017 (Part 17)
Replies: 4438
Views: 1545155

Re: Airbus A350 Production And Delivery Thread - Part 17

From a purely aesthetic point of view, looks A Stretch Too Far.

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by N212R
Sat Dec 02, 2017 3:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus Working With Emirates on New Order for Flagship A380
Replies: 948
Views: 709831

Re: Airbus Working With Emirates on New Order for Flagship A380

Listen, I am really tired of repeating myself & talking to people who really have no idea how negociations & strategic industrial decisions are made. My earlier posts were pretty analytical & a few unobtuse members understood them - even extolled them, so I invite you to reread them car...

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by N212R
Thu Nov 16, 2017 10:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus Working With Emirates on New Order for Flagship A380
Replies: 948
Views: 709831

Re: Airbus Working With Emirates on New Order for Flagship A380

This somehow has become personal. There is a great deal of both Euro business and cultural pride on the line with these negotiations. The A380 program has been THE guidon for the integrated Union and the leading industrial symbol of it's projected status. The sheer thought that it could fade away i...

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by N212R
Thu Nov 16, 2017 5:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus Working With Emirates on New Order for Flagship A380
Replies: 948
Views: 709831

Re: Airbus Working With Emirates on New Order for Flagship A380

parapente wrote:
Whatever game theory Emirates was using it was the wrong one!Sad.


As the final outcome is still very much in the balance, this would seem to be a premature conclusion. Whatever high-falutin' words you want to call it, the "camel-trading" is still ongoing.

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by N212R
Thu Nov 16, 2017 4:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus Working With Emirates on New Order for Flagship A380
Replies: 948
Views: 709831

Re: Airbus Working With Emirates on New Order for Flagship A380

I really don't understand the obsession that some people have with over-analysing the A380 program launch decision, the amounts of money spent on its development, the development troubles, and whether or not the program will ever make a profit. The decision was made, and the money spent, over 10 ye...

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by N212R
Tue Nov 14, 2017 8:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus Working With Emirates on New Order for Flagship A380
Replies: 948
Views: 709831

Re: Airbus Working With Emirates on New Order for Flagship A380

But what really hits cash flow is that every model in the Airbus line-up has had issues in ramp-up/delivery. Most especially of course the A320NEO. But the A350 too has had serious issues, and the A330NEO has been delayed 9 months or so. There isn't a programme where Airbus haven't had expensive ai...

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by N212R
Mon Nov 13, 2017 5:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus Working With Emirates on New Order for Flagship A380
Replies: 948
Views: 709831

Re: Airbus Working With Emirates on New Order for Flagship A380

When negotiating, it is best to remember that to make a deal, it has to benefit both sides. It takes two to tango. I think it likely that the offender in this case is the top national leader in that state. Insulting your partner in public can only be done once. I would now be questioning if Emirate...

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by N212R
Mon Nov 13, 2017 5:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus Working With Emirates on New Order for Flagship A380
Replies: 948
Views: 709831

Re: Airbus Working With Emirates on New Order for Flagship A380

DWC wrote:
Yes, EPIRATES are playing a dangerous game, an impression I got from STC's statement yesterday, so very undiplomatic.


Did you suppose a silver tea service and a fancy french tri-color sash would impress the Emirs?

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by N212R
Wed Nov 08, 2017 6:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why is Delta primarily switching to Airbus widebodies?
Replies: 84
Views: 23266

Re: Why is Delta primarily switching to Airbus widebodies?

enilria wrote:
Boeing and Delta are at war.


Always nice to see overwrought hyperbole from experienced posters. :roll:

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by N212R
Wed Nov 08, 2017 4:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: MCI New Terminal Vote Passed
Replies: 107
Views: 12627

Re: Kansas City passes new terminal for MCI Airport

LuvMoreMCI wrote:
Southwest donations help support passage.


Who can't resist an obvious political euphemism? How much local media advertising did Southwest's "donations" pay for? Participatory democracy and cronyism, a match made in electorial heaven.

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by N212R
Sun Nov 05, 2017 1:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus Working With Emirates on New Order for Flagship A380
Replies: 948
Views: 709831

Re: Airbus Working With Emirates on New Order for Flagship A380

The A380 will never fade away as long as Airbus is willing to limp along at 6-8 frames per year and operate at a loss. Every A380 being built will be negative cash for Airbus. If that is something to cheer about than by all means open up the champagne. On Euro symbolism alone, the industrialists an...

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by N212R
Tue Oct 31, 2017 7:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Gregory Air Services
Replies: 0
Views: 187

Gregory Air Services

Came across a reference to this enterprise in a book on British motor racing. What is their place in UK aviation history?

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by N212R
Mon Oct 23, 2017 12:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A319neo: will it enter into service or not?
Replies: 126
Views: 29702

Re: A319neo: will it enter into service or not?

scbriml wrote:
Clearly, Airbus understand the realities of the situation and have acted accordingly.


Clearly... “Bombardier asked for an ambulance and Airbus sent a hearse,” said one person with close ties to the company.

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by N212R
Sat Oct 21, 2017 12:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A319neo: will it enter into service or not?
Replies: 126
Views: 29702

Re: A319neo: will it enter into service or not?

Airbus knew what their intention was when investing in the CSeries...They are not worried about 319 sales anymore. You don't build an airplane, actively seek orders and then "not worry" about selling it when industry circumstances change. Even more so when those circumstances are of your ...

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by N212R
Wed Oct 18, 2017 6:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta A350 Media Day
Replies: 83
Views: 13861

Re: Delta A350 Media Day

"We need to decide for what the next generation domestic narrowbody aircraft will be for Delta," "It will be a significant order," "I think it's one of the biggest RFPs going on in the industry." "Boeing has every opportunity to win this," https://twitter.com...

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by N212R
Wed Oct 18, 2017 4:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus and Bombardier Announce CSeries Partnership
Replies: 1568
Views: 190721

Re: Breaking: Airbus and Bombardier Announce C Series Partnership

SomebodyInTLS wrote:
When Boeing has any kind of assembly or production in Europe, you can get back to us...


WHY does Boeing Group not have any kind of assembly or production in Europe while Airbus Group has such a large manufacturing "entity" in the US?

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by N212R
Wed Oct 18, 2017 4:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus and Bombardier Announce CSeries Partnership
Replies: 1568
Views: 190721

Re: Breaking: Airbus and Bombardier Announce C Series Partnership

And if I can remind you, Airbus Group is every bit as much as US entity as Boeing is. Which begs the question, is Boeing Group every bit as much a European entity as Airbus? If not, why? For clarity, that is not what I said. It's not only Boeing that can't put the genie back in the bottle..... ;)

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by N212R
Wed Oct 18, 2017 2:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus and Bombardier Announce CSeries Partnership
Replies: 1568
Views: 190721

Re: Breaking: Airbus and Bombardier Announce C Series Partnership

astuteman wrote:
And if I can remind you, Airbus Group is every bit as much as US entity as Boeing is.


Which begs the question, is Boeing Group every bit as much a European entity as Airbus? If not, why?

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by N212R
Tue Oct 17, 2017 8:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: U.S. Dept of Commerce backs Boeing in dispute with Bombardier
Replies: 1424
Views: 106622

Re: U.S. Dept of Commerce backs Boeing in dispute with Bombardier

It's interesting that a couple of posters who have been very verbose on this thread haven't posted a reaction yet.......crickets. Karma much? I'm half expecting them to say that the proposed transaction between Airbus and Bombardier isn't legal, or that Boeing planned this all along, or that the st...

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by N212R
Thu Sep 28, 2017 2:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta: C-Series What's Next
Replies: 246
Views: 37025

Re: Delta: C-Series What's Next

jumbojet wrote:
did anyone read the CNN Money article that was posted above?

Not so sure Boeing wanted to pick a flight with Bombardier.


CNN defending Delta, who would have thunk it? The two Atlanta brethren are kindred spirits in advancing their internationalist's agenda.

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by N212R
Sat Sep 09, 2017 1:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta 431 at SJU (9/6)
Replies: 151
Views: 21583

Re: Delta 431 at SJU (9/6)

Your boldness in perpetrating falsehoods never ceases to amaze us. You conveniently launch a personal attack but fail to respond to the crux of my assertion. Somehow that failed, misdirectional tactic doesn't surprise us. WHO indeed has the "best meteorological team?" You are correct in c...

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by N212R
Fri Sep 08, 2017 8:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta 431 at SJU (9/6)
Replies: 151
Views: 21583

Re: Delta 431 at SJU (9/6)

I am not claiming it... Whatever terminological inexactitude you say. Somebody has to have the "best basketball team"...if it isn't the Golden State Warriors, can you tell us WHO does? I am claiming that the GSW are the best basketball team. Just as you made the claim that Delta has the &...

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by N212R
Fri Sep 08, 2017 5:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta 431 at SJU (9/6)
Replies: 151
Views: 21583

Re: Delta 431 at SJU (9/6)

But somebody has to have the "best meteorological team"...if it isn't Delta, can you tell us who does? Who will be the final arbiter in proclaiming what is at best a subjective choice and at worse an arrogant one? Are there any other BESTS that you wish to claim for your airline? Beware t...

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by N212R
Sat Sep 02, 2017 1:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cathay Pacific multiple "beer related" new destinations imminent UPDATE: CX announces HKG-DUB, HKG-BRU and HKG-CPH
Replies: 264
Views: 39764

Re: Cathay Pacific multiple

[quote="SurlyBonds]"Remind me again how many Michelin-starred restaurants there are in NY/SF?[/quote]

Remind us again why even legitimate French gastronomes don't take seriously the hyped, commercial Michelin rating system?

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by N212R
Sat Sep 02, 2017 12:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cathay Pacific multiple "beer related" new destinations imminent UPDATE: CX announces HKG-DUB, HKG-BRU and HKG-CPH
Replies: 264
Views: 39764

Re: Cathay Pacific multiple

You have missed the point, you may know of some craft beers that you like, but outside the fishbowl of the USA they are unknown, and wound definably be unknown in Hong Kong. I believe you have missed the point. The prevailing trends in Hong Kong beer drinking do not set the standards for excellence...

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by N212R
Sat Aug 26, 2017 11:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM 747 lands in HKG in the middle of a typhoon
Replies: 115
Views: 32383

Re: KLM 747 lands in HKG in the middle of a typhoon

Luke1970 wrote:
I commend you for your theoretical knowledge ;-) but I don't think LIMES and design/construction of the procedural entry onto ILS are relevant.


Even some of the most active and vocal posters here on Airliners are not immune to incorrect presumption. Thank you for your correction.

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by N212R
Sat Aug 26, 2017 8:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Growing
Replies: 1995
Views: 327317

Re: Amazon Fleet Growing

Let's hope that the pilot unions and the airlines can come to some sort of agreement such that some of the more die-hard anti-company pilots don't intentionally take action to interfere with the operation during those periods. A curious modifier, "anti-company", to describe professional p...

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by N212R
Fri Aug 25, 2017 6:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CSeries - Flight Testing And Production Thread (Part 2)
Replies: 1856
Views: 255793

Re: CSeries - Flight Testing And Production Thread (Part 2)

I would love to know what the real story is, whether it is engines (PW) or airframe (BBD) that are unable to ramp up production adequately. Unfortunately, the aviation press seems to think that they are the marketing arm of the various producers, instead of merely reporting what is going on (or wha...

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by N212R
Fri Aug 11, 2017 2:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Europa pilots ask airline to suspend CCS
Replies: 31
Views: 7402

Re: Air Europa pilots ask airline to suspend CCS

They are an expensive and valuable lesson for these airlines... Expensive yes, but what makes the "lesson" valuable? What is it that some of the world's leading airlines should be learning from a bunch of Crackpot thugs? How to steal someone's money? You can always tell a Revolutionary fr...

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by N212R
Mon Aug 07, 2017 4:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta A350 interiors
Replies: 79
Views: 17731

Re: Delta A350 interiors

Is this the first time a U.S. carrier uses a screen bigger than 9" in Economy? Seems like it. For the American consumer, you can never have a big enough TV screen. The greatest public health menace of the 20th century just got bigger. If Philo Farnsworth could see the brain-addled masses now.

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by N212R
Sun Aug 06, 2017 8:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First Delta A350 emerges from the factory
Replies: 236
Views: 71692

Re: First Delta A350 emerges from the factory

SuseJ772 wrote:
Anyone know where the video of the landing shot? I didn't think there were any places in ATL that were that close to the Threshold for that kind of shot.


Not for John Q. Public but then Delta publicity department can pretty much call the shots in ATL.

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by N212R
Wed Aug 02, 2017 6:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Growing
Replies: 1995
Views: 327317

Re: Amazon Fleet Growing

KAUSpilot wrote:
They're wage slaves that will be dropped for another batch of wage slaves the second the don't gratefully accept their trite pittance


The Amazon Method...how sweat it is!

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by N212R
Mon Jul 17, 2017 5:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Growing
Replies: 1995
Views: 327317

Re: Amazon Fleet Growing

They Were Expendable - title of Bezos' new book

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by N212R
Wed Jul 12, 2017 6:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 16 out of 55 PW A320neo grounded
Replies: 168
Views: 36186

Re: 16 out of 55 PW A320neo grounded

anshabhi wrote:
how were these faulty engines certified by both FAA & EASA?


Another case of putting the board room bean counters and Wall Street stock analysts before the hard engineering. Shame on the regulatory agencies for rubber-stamping this troubled product.

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by N212R
Tue Jul 11, 2017 8:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indigo set an altitude limit of 30,000 ft for the A320NEO fleet
Replies: 48
Views: 19155

Re: Indigo set an altitude limit of 30,000 ft for the A320NEO fleet

musapapaya wrote:
Those 5 (D-AINA - D-AINE) A320NEO with Lufthansa seems to be happily flying!


Flying yes, how happy they're making their owners and operators is a different question.

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by N212R
Sat Jul 08, 2017 9:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta "security incident" - passenger attempts to open exit door
Replies: 117
Views: 15962

Re: Delta "security incident" - passenger attempts to enter cockpit

PlanesNTrains wrote:
N212R wrote:
PlanesNTrains wrote:

Oh buh-rother. Him being a jackass doesn't mean she was a bad mother.


Neither does it preclude that being the case.

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by N212R
Sat Jul 08, 2017 9:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta "security incident" - passenger attempts to open exit door
Replies: 117
Views: 15962

Re: Delta "security incident" - passenger attempts to enter cockpit

I am surprised this thread is still open. It should have been locked as soon as the non-rev info leaked The flying public doesn't have the right to discuss information concerning the day to day operations of those businesses to which they entrust their money and ultimately their lives? What you pro...

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by N212R
Sat Jul 08, 2017 9:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta "security incident" - passenger attempts to open exit door
Replies: 117
Views: 15962

Re: Delta "security incident" - passenger attempts to enter cockpit

PlanesNTrains wrote:
Seriously, though, what kind of kid this must be. His poor mother.


Seriously though, what kind of mother she must have been?

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by N212R
Fri Jul 07, 2017 4:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL releases anti-ME3 video
Replies: 196
Views: 22498

Re: DL releases anti-ME3 video

IPFreely wrote:

They're not entering the political fray and this video is not aimed at customers.


Their CEO is a former Cabinet member. They hire a former US Trade Representative to be their mouthpiece. Nothing political to be seen here. :lol:

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