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by jeffrey1970
Sat May 13, 2017 3:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Accused Of Racist Seat Change
Replies: 89
Views: 10906

Re: AA Accused Of Racist Seat Change

Lots of ignorance on this thread. These decisions are not at the discretion of the gate agent. There is at all times a priority list for who is first and who is last on the list, even for confirmed passengers. It's likely that her friend checked in before her and because the likely paid the exact s...

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by jeffrey1970
Mon May 08, 2017 10:14 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: South Africa 3: 12 days in Scintillating South Africa (Kruger, Kulula and Rand Airport, Apr' 12, LONG!)
Replies: 2
Views: 3347

Re: South Africa 3: 12 days in Scintillating South Africa (Kruger, Kulula and Rand Airport, Apr' 12, LONG!)

I really enjoyed your trip report. I love the pictures of the animals. I was hoping you would fly on one of Kaluah's lime green 737's.

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by jeffrey1970
Mon May 08, 2017 12:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: VARIG tribute - 1927-2017
Replies: 51
Views: 7717

Re: VARIG tribute - 1927-2017

I remember seeing one of their DC-10's in Newfoundland in the late 80's. I can't remember if it was at Gander or St. John.

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by jeffrey1970
Sat May 06, 2017 11:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FAs should stop threatening people with arrest
Replies: 162
Views: 13543

Re: FAs should stop threatening people with arrest

In my view, the fastest way to eliminate this huge public relations nightmare that keeps coming up again and again is to eliminate the essential cause of the problem. And in my view, that is the fact the flight attendants and gate agents have been overempowered, and insufficiently trained, relating...

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by jeffrey1970
Fri May 05, 2017 12:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA EWR passenger sent to SFO instead of CDG
Replies: 127
Views: 19908

Re: UA EWR passenger sent to SFO instead of CDG

You seem shocked by an expectation of (even basic level) personal responsibility... very odd. :? Not really. I am just surprised that you expect humans to act like robots. We make mistakes, that is a part of our nature. Any system involving people is designed (or at least should be designed) to red...

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by jeffrey1970
Tue May 02, 2017 9:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta pilot hits female passenger
Replies: 119
Views: 16759

Re: Delta pilot hits female passenger

The video in the link does not give the full story, but it does appear the captain had a reasonable response (stop the fight) to unreasonable people in an unreasonable situation. gotta disagree. I don't think initiated physical violance by a Delta pilot is ever justified. Airports are crawling with...

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by jeffrey1970
Tue May 02, 2017 12:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta pilot hits female passenger
Replies: 119
Views: 16759

Re: Delta pilot hits female passenger

kiowa wrote:
We seem to treat behaviors like this as entertainment in the US. How would it have been handled in Dubai or Jetta?


The women probably would have been treated much worse.

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by jeffrey1970
Mon May 01, 2017 7:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta pilot hits female passenger
Replies: 119
Views: 16759

Re: Delta pilot hits female passenger

Just move on people there is nothing to see here. Pilot did step out of line but end of the day the women having a b#tch fight should be black listed. I guess that's what happens when you have low fares! EK413 I agree with most of what you said except for the last part. I pay low fares because that...

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by jeffrey1970
Sun Apr 30, 2017 11:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta pilot hits female passenger
Replies: 119
Views: 16759

Re: Delta pilot hits female passenger

No, no, no! I don't care what's happening. A pilot never has a reason to hit a female (or male) passenger! https://www.google.com/amp/www.nydailynews.com/amp/news/national/delta-pilot-hits-passenger-atlanta-airport-scuffle-article-1.3116907 So if you see one person beating another person up so badl...

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by jeffrey1970
Sun Apr 30, 2017 2:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta pilot hits female passenger
Replies: 119
Views: 16759

Re: Delta pilot hits female passenger

When it's a cat fight in a hub, i think this is better than grabbing airport security, getting the tazer and getting them both down. No! The plane was on the ground and at the gate. A pilot had no right to HIT a woman regardless of what was happening. That's what's security/law enforcement is for. ...

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by jeffrey1970
Thu Apr 27, 2017 3:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta's Turn: Pax removed from plane
Replies: 177
Views: 19379

Re: Delta's Turn: Pax removed from plane

If they let this guy go to the bathroom when the plane is getting ready to take-off then they would have to let everyone do that. I always go to the bathroom before I get on a plane for this very reason. You never know how long the plane will have to wait before it can take-off.

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by jeffrey1970
Tue Apr 25, 2017 8:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Seat Law coming?
Replies: 167
Views: 22979

Re: SEAT Law coming?

jaybird wrote:
(waiting for everyone to start yelling when airlines raise fares due to less seats in the cabin) ..


I was thinking the same thing.

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by jeffrey1970
Sun Apr 23, 2017 1:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Employee Allegedly Hit Mom with Stroller, Challeneges 2nd Passeneger to "Hit Me"
Replies: 274
Views: 24215

Re: AA Employee Allegedly Hit Mom with Stroller, Challeneges 2nd Passeneger to "Hit Me"

Jeff do you think the AA Employee charging towards the passenger and telling him to "hit me" did not put the AA Employee in the wrong? The agent was wrong, but the male passenger was also wrong for wanting to start a fight. I know it can be hard to stay out of a situation like that especi...

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by jeffrey1970
Sun Apr 23, 2017 3:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Employee Allegedly Hit Mom with Stroller, Challeneges 2nd Passeneger to "Hit Me"
Replies: 274
Views: 24215

Re: AA Employee Allegedly Hit Mom with Stroller, Challeneges 2nd Passeneger to "Hit Me"

I read the article and watched the video. The biggest problem is that we have no idea what happened before the filming started. We don't know how the woman was treating the crew members beforehand and vice versa. Also, if you pay attention to the video, things seem to be de-escalating and getting r...

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by jeffrey1970
Sat Apr 22, 2017 5:16 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Summer '16 trek back home - Part 6: Big delays, cracked windshield, angry passengers (SG CCU-BOM B73J)
Replies: 7
Views: 6918

Re: Summer '16 trek back home - Part 6: Big delays, cracked windshield, angry passengers (SG CCU-BOM B73J)

Had the representative from SpiceJet told the passengers what was wrong with the plane there is nothing the passengers would have been able to do. People forget that planes do break down. I recently flew from Miami-Washington D.C. on American airlines. The plane had a mechanical problem, and they co...

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by jeffrey1970
Sat Apr 22, 2017 4:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Employee Allegedly Hit Mom with Stroller, Challeneges 2nd Passeneger to "Hit Me"
Replies: 274
Views: 24215

Re: AA Employee Allegedly Hit Mom with Stroller, Challeneges 2nd Passeneger to "Hit Me"

Agreed. I said the same thing about the UA incident. Problem here is that the gate agent didn't need to respond the way he did. He's the one who took it to the other level by even engaging the passenger. "Hit me" is not the appropriate response.[/quote] I agree that the agent could have d...

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by jeffrey1970
Sat Apr 22, 2017 5:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Should US allow foreign owned domestic airlines?
Replies: 162
Views: 12133

Re: Should US allow foreign owned domestic airlines?

I don't think the US will allow it unless another country agrees to allow Americans to own one of their airlines. Earlier someone said that Switzerland and India allow for foreign ownership of their airlines. I think that India might be an interesting market. I think Asia or South America would int...

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by jeffrey1970
Sat Apr 22, 2017 5:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Employee Allegedly Hit Mom with Stroller, Challeneges 2nd Passeneger to "Hit Me"
Replies: 274
Views: 24215

Re: AA Employee Allegedly Hit Mom with Stroller, Challeneges 2nd Passeneger to "Hit Me"

I read the article and watched the video. The biggest problem is that we have no idea what happened before the filming started. We don't know how the woman was treating the crew members beforehand and vice versa. Also, if you pay attention to the video, things seem to be de-escalating and getting r...

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by jeffrey1970
Thu Apr 20, 2017 6:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Should US allow foreign owned domestic airlines?
Replies: 162
Views: 12133

Re: Should US allow foreign owned domestic airlines?

Owning 25% of a company buys you all the trouble with none of the benefits. Of course the US should be open to foreign competition on domestic routes, same as e.g. the EU should allow it. But it's not going to happen, the lobbyism of EU and US airlines will prevent that from happening - regardless ...

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by jeffrey1970
Tue Apr 18, 2017 2:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Could DL make another expansion at CVG?
Replies: 37
Views: 3683

Re: Could DL make another expansion at CVG?

I hope I am wrong. I like CVG. I just don't see DL expanding at CVG.

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by jeffrey1970
Sat Apr 15, 2017 4:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: America West to Japan
Replies: 7
Views: 1656

America West to Japan

Why did America West give up on their service to Japan at a time when business in Phoenix was booming?

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by jeffrey1970
Sat Mar 25, 2017 10:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines Brand Update Announcement 3/23
Replies: 260
Views: 25968

Re: Alaska Airlines Brand Update Announcement 3/23

And one might say VX did pretty well for a young airline in such a cut throat business. Who would say that? Most people wouldn't call losing $523,000,000 doing pretty well. They had a tough business plan that required people to want to pay a premium to choose their product. That takes a long time t...

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by jeffrey1970
Sat Mar 25, 2017 12:00 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Breathtaking flight with Icelandair
Replies: 8
Views: 8931

Re: Breathtaking flight with Icelandair

I very much enjoyed both your written and your video report. I think they use a 767 for their flights to SFO and ANC. I could be wrong though. I highly recommend going to both San Francisco and Anchorage. They are both incredibly beautiful cities in my opinion.

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by jeffrey1970
Fri Mar 24, 2017 11:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines Brand Update Announcement 3/23
Replies: 260
Views: 25968

Re: Alaska Airlines Brand Update Announcement 3/23

As I see it, there are three options. Option 1. Drop Virgin America brand and consolidate under Alaska name Pros : - less confusing for flying public - cheaper as not paying royalties to the Virgin Group for use of the name - maintains strong Alaska identity and brand goodwill - lower marketing cos...

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by jeffrey1970
Thu Mar 23, 2017 4:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines Brand Update Announcement 3/23
Replies: 260
Views: 25968

Re: Alaska Airlines Brand Update Announcement 3/23

Alaska Virgin Airlines..........poor Chester They need to do something to bring them closer to one airline, no? Maybe Alaska airlines and Alaska America airlines on those routes ? The Alaska name I think has way more knowledge to the public. Keeping totally separate seems unheard of and weird. I ag...

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by jeffrey1970
Tue Mar 21, 2017 11:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: "British Airways 'turning into Ryanair' as first class passengers are the latest to lose perks"
Replies: 109
Views: 22733

Re: "British Airways 'turning into Ryanair' as first class passengers are the latest to lose perks"

In my opinion, there are many points here, not just the removal of flowers from F lavs. If BA are reducing Y services to the level of Ryanair, then so be it. Time and time again, the buying public has shown that what is painted on the side of the aircraft is irrelevant compared to the fare paid. Th...

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by jeffrey1970
Tue Mar 21, 2017 10:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: "British Airways 'turning into Ryanair' as first class passengers are the latest to lose perks"
Replies: 109
Views: 22733

Re: "British Airways 'turning into Ryanair' as first class passengers are the latest to lose perks"

LAX772LR wrote:
"OMG, not the flowers! That's it, I'm going from 5-digit paid F fares to flying a LoCo!"

~said no one, likely ever.


Those poor passengers having to go without the flowers. lol.

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by jeffrey1970
Tue Mar 21, 2017 12:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN Codeshare Options
Replies: 23
Views: 3011

Re: WN Codeshare Options

I could see WN making a deal with Wow. A deal with Wow would open up routes for WN's business, and leisure passengers to go to Europe. Plus, Wow seems to have a business plan similar to WN's.

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by jeffrey1970
Tue Mar 21, 2017 12:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN Codeshare Options
Replies: 23
Views: 3011

Re: WN Codeshare Options

flyguy84 wrote:
Good luck getting the pilots to play along.


Maybe the pilots will play along if they get a raise.

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by jeffrey1970
Sun Mar 19, 2017 3:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kenya Airways applies for JFK
Replies: 36
Views: 8015

Re: Kenya Airways applies for JFK

I don't know if you guys realise but NBO-JFK is an incredibly long way, the Atlantic crossing itself representing slightly less than half the trip, which is 7,360 miles, just a little bit less than the Persian Gulf to Florida, Bombay to New York et al. Not saying Kenya Airways or the 787 aren't up ...

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by jeffrey1970
Fri Mar 17, 2017 11:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Proposed Essential Air Service elimination
Replies: 170
Views: 15464

Re: Proposed Essential Air Service elimination

It would be a huge deal where I live since there are at least two airports in this area that are EAS airports. It would certainly effect me since I have no car, so it is not easy to get to a major airport. I am sure if the airlines, and the communities that depend on EAS make a nice contribution to...

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by jeffrey1970
Fri Mar 17, 2017 2:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Proposed Essential Air Service elimination
Replies: 170
Views: 15464

Re: Proposed Essential Air Service elimination

It would be a huge deal where I live since there are at least two airports in this area that are EAS airports. It would certainly effect me since I have no car, so it is not easy to get to a major airport. I am sure if the airlines, and the communities that depend on EAS make a nice contribution to ...

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by jeffrey1970
Fri Mar 10, 2017 5:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American and United happy to compete with 'clever' Norwegian
Replies: 55
Views: 9501

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

It sounds like Norweigan is doing something similar to what cruise companies like Carnival are doing. Am I wrong?

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by jeffrey1970
Mon Mar 06, 2017 1:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Group Files Complaint About American Airlines’ Allergy Pre-Boarding Policy
Replies: 64
Views: 12240

Re: Group Files Complaint About American Airlines’ Allergy Pre-Boarding Policy

I never realized so many people put having peanuts ahead of someone else's health. I think that is sad. So what if you can't have some nuts on a plane. Eat something else. I think peoples issues in this thread stem more from the abundance of people who don't actually have an allergy, but rather wan...

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by jeffrey1970
Sat Mar 04, 2017 3:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Group Files Complaint About American Airlines’ Allergy Pre-Boarding Policy
Replies: 64
Views: 12240

Re: Group Files Complaint About American Airlines’ Allergy Pre-Boarding Policy

I never realized so many people put having peanuts ahead of someone else's health. I think that is sad. So what if you can't have some nuts on a plane. Eat something else. :checkmark: :checkmark: :checkmark: Somehow I missed the part about guaranteeing "...life, liberty, and the right to eat p...

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by jeffrey1970
Sat Mar 04, 2017 5:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Group Files Complaint About American Airlines’ Allergy Pre-Boarding Policy
Replies: 64
Views: 12240

Re: Group Files Complaint About American Airlines’ Allergy Pre-Boarding Policy

I never realized so many people put having peanuts ahead of someone else's health. I think that is sad. So what if you can't have some nuts on a plane. Eat something else.

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by jeffrey1970
Mon Feb 20, 2017 4:10 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Another serving of schnitzel: DEN - MUC on Lufthansa A330-300
Replies: 12
Views: 9247

Re: Another serving of schnitzel: DEN - MUC on Lufthansa A330-300

Unfortunatly, it seems that most legacy carriers are going the way of the LCC's.

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by jeffrey1970
Tue Feb 14, 2017 3:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BWI to Expand International Terminal
Replies: 41
Views: 5671

Re: BWI to Expand International Terminal

International carriers that aren't Star Alliance and that don't fly to IAD: AirBerlin Air Europa Caribbean Airlines China Eastern El Al China Southern Hainan Iberia Interjet Japan Airlines Norwegian Thomas Cook (complement Condor service) TUI Group Volaris WestJet Also maybe a DL 752 to Paris, simi...

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by jeffrey1970
Mon Feb 13, 2017 6:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Group Files Complaint About American Airlines’ Allergy Pre-Boarding Policy
Replies: 64
Views: 12240

Re: Group Files Complaint About American Airlines’ Allergy Pre-Boarding Policy

What happened to personal responsibility? I genuinely feel for people with these issues but I don't feel that it is up to the rest of the planet to stop everything and adjust for those few individuals. Specifically, if your food allergy is that severe then don't fly. Yes that may be quite an inconv...

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by jeffrey1970
Mon Feb 13, 2017 6:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Group Files Complaint About American Airlines’ Allergy Pre-Boarding Policy
Replies: 64
Views: 12240

Re: Group Files Complaint About American Airlines’ Allergy Pre-Boarding Policy

https://consumerist.com/2017/01/16/group-files-complaint-about-american-airlines-allergy-pre-boarding-policy/ http://www.dallasnews.com/business/american-airlines/2017/01/13/food-allergy-group-files-federal-complaint-american-airlines-peanut-policy Just wondering, but it really seems that anyone ca...

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by jeffrey1970
Thu Feb 09, 2017 7:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada reveals new corporate livery
Replies: 588
Views: 91934

Re: Air Canada reveals new corporate livery

I like it. It reminds me of Canadian's livery in a way.

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by jeffrey1970
Wed Feb 08, 2017 10:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BWI to Expand International Terminal
Replies: 41
Views: 5671

Re: BWI to Expand International Terminal

I remember many years ago when Ghana airways flew to BWI. Hell, I can remember when US had a hub there....there were 4 banks. The commuter gates @ D and runway 33R arrivals were very active. If IAD were 20 miles further west :scratchchin: I remember that too. In 2000 I flew on Usairways from BWI to...

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by jeffrey1970
Wed Feb 08, 2017 1:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BWI to Expand International Terminal
Replies: 41
Views: 5671

Re: BWI to Expand International Terminal

I remember many years ago when Ghana airways flew to BWI.

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by jeffrey1970
Sun Jan 29, 2017 4:59 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Qatar Airways | A350 | Business Class | BOS - DOH - BOS Part 2
Replies: 10
Views: 7047

Re: Qatar Airways | A350 | Business Class | BOS - DOH - BOS Part 2

I loved your report. It makes me want to fly on Qatar. I happen to think that both the 787 and the A350 are the most beautiful new aircrafts around. It is nice that you wanted to stick up for the FA.

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by jeffrey1970
Sat Jan 28, 2017 5:19 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: MIA-VRB-TPA-MIA 1972- Electra and 727-200
Replies: 22
Views: 7777

Re: MIA-VRB-TPA-MIA 1972- Electra and 727-200

I love your trip reports. I miss National Airlines. I wonder if they would have survived on their own if Pan Am never bought them. Also, 727's are my favorite type of jet.

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by jeffrey1970
Sat Jan 28, 2017 4:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Muslim Woman Assaulted at JFK
Replies: 31
Views: 6363

Re: Muslim Woman Assaulted at JFK

I hope he goes to prison for a very long time. We do not need people like that in this beautiful country.

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by jeffrey1970
Wed Jan 25, 2017 11:21 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Cathay Pacific longhaul J SIN-HKG
Replies: 2
Views: 4214

Re: Cathay Pacific longhaul J SIN-HKG

I can't wait for your next trip report.

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by jeffrey1970
Sun Jan 22, 2017 3:58 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: California Dreamin' for a Day
Replies: 11
Views: 3335

Re: California Dreamin' for a Day

I loved your trip report. I want to go to San Diego. However, I want to go out there for a few days. Even if that means staying at a cheap motel. You will have such a blast when you go back out to California. I love both Los Angeles, and San Francisco. The drive on U.S. 1 is supposed to be gorgeous...

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by jeffrey1970
Sat Jan 21, 2017 1:35 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: California Dreamin' for a Day
Replies: 11
Views: 3335

Re: California Dreamin' for a Day

I loved your trip report. I want to go to San Diego. However, I want to go out there for a few days. Even if that means staying at a cheap motel. You will have such a blast when you go back out to California. I love both Los Angeles, and San Francisco. The drive on U.S. 1 is supposed to be gorgeous.

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