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by IPFreely
Sat Jan 11, 2020 2:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL60/01JAN GIG-ATL N154DL double diversion
Replies: 28
Views: 8611

Re: DL60/01JAN GIG-ATL N154DL double diversion

Yeah no, this was a medical diversion. I'm looking right at the flight remarks. Multiple media outlets reporting generator failure. Why post something that is incorrect when the correct story can be so easily verified? https://simpleflying.com/delta-767-generator-failure/ https://www.aeroinside.com...

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by IPFreely
Fri Jan 10, 2020 6:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020
Replies: 4716
Views: 746132

Re: Could UA gets JFK slots through a JV?

I would assume that there is better connections to be had than coming to either EWR or JFK. I would think using IAH and IAD to move connecting traffic through would make more sense in a joint venture. All in JV would capitalize on on O+D coming from NY. Finally a common sense post. There is no need...

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by IPFreely
Fri Jan 10, 2020 4:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta CES 2020 Keynote Address
Replies: 25
Views: 4831

Re: Delta CES 2020 Keynote Address

I'm curious the ways in which Delta lags their competitors in technology? I can think of some key technological items that DL was first on and some still exclusive to Delta or that their closest competitors can't match, for instance, now over 80% of Delta's fleet has AVOD. Most of delta's fleet has...

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by IPFreely
Wed Jan 08, 2020 9:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta CES 2020 Keynote Address
Replies: 25
Views: 4831

Re: Delta CES 2020 Keynote Address

TPG did a nice review of it from a half-full perspective: https://thepointsguy.com/news/delta-air-lines-ceo-ed-bastian-ces-2020-las-vegas/ Followed by the normal Gary Leff half-empty style: https://viewfromthewing.com/delta-ceo-ed-bastian-gave-a-ces-keynote-what-tech-changes-did-he-reveal Both were...

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by IPFreely
Wed Jan 08, 2020 3:25 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Just HOW profitable is Delta's TATL Africa business!?
Replies: 12
Views: 3203

Re: Just HOW profitable is Delta's TATL Africa business!?

What are the margins and how do they compare to the highest margin domestic routes? Still curious about this. This is highly proprietary and confidential information—those that know aren’t talking, those that talk, don’t know. Usually high margin business attracts competition in droves (in any busi...

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by IPFreely
Wed Jan 08, 2020 3:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta CES 2020 Keynote Address
Replies: 25
Views: 4831

Re: Delta CES 2020 Keynote Address

Any comments on past CES announcements? I believe Ed said free wifi on all Delta planes/flights was coming soon at CES a couple of years ago.

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by IPFreely
Tue Jan 07, 2020 9:30 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Just HOW profitable is Delta's TATL Africa business!?
Replies: 12
Views: 3203

Re: Just HOW profitable is Delta's TATL Africa business!?

The margins are amongst the highest in the Delta long haul network, although I'd also note the high cost base for these routes compared to the rest of the network. So while profitability may be high, the risk from the high cost base is also significant which will always limit expansion. What are th...

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by IPFreely
Mon Jan 06, 2020 2:51 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Reasons NOT to like a particular airline
Replies: 22
Views: 2128

Re: Reasons NOT to like a particular airline

Delta is great main-line. Their whatever-you-call-them partners that fly clapped-out CRJs I avoid as much as possible. Why? Because - in my experience - if I set foot on one of their planes it WILL go tech. Seriously so. You're not the only one. In my experience it wasn't always the same excuse -- ...

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by IPFreely
Sun Jan 05, 2020 10:45 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: UA online seating for their flights
Replies: 5
Views: 603

Re: UA online seating for their flights

So you only have a beef with UA, why not AA and DL who also charge for seats in MCE or DL Comfort in the front of the economy cabin? It would be ironic that he has a beef with UA and praises DL for their policies when the policies are identical. But that’s the norm these days on a.net. What is iron...

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by IPFreely
Sun Jan 05, 2020 7:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 1/5/2020:PR Adds MNL-SEA,CEB-LAX;HU Drops LAS-PEK
Replies: 44
Views: 11596

Re: OAG Changes 1/5/2020:PR Adds MNL-SEA,CEB-LAX;HU Drops LAS-PEK

This is indicative of absolutely nothing as there are no U.S. carriers flying US50 non-stop to MNL. It's oft-repeated, but some are slow to learn - MNL is a trash (yield) destination. PR can have it. Trash yields? “Trash” doesn’t mean anything. What were the profit margins on past US-MNL routes flo...

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by IPFreely
Sun Jan 05, 2020 4:37 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Best and worst airport in Europe???
Replies: 65
Views: 5518

Re: Best and worst airport in Europe???

Best I've been to is MUC with nothing comparable. Spacious, clean, highly efficient and easy place to connect. Worst I've been to is CDG (opposite of MUC), although there are many airports especially in Eastern Europe I've never been to that might be worse).

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by IPFreely
Sun Jan 05, 2020 3:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta off the pavement in GRB
Replies: 19
Views: 4634

Re: Delta off the pavement in GRB

I'm not sure why the article talks about passengers rebooking and quotes someone who had an extra hotel missing a day of vacation. The flight was completed. Umm the flight was going TO Atlanta, so the flight never got anywhere but off the taxiway...per the actual story. Check your favorite flight t...

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by IPFreely
Sun Jan 05, 2020 7:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta off the pavement in GRB
Replies: 19
Views: 4634

Re: Delta off the pavement in GRB

If they were going to Nicaragua, there probably isn't another plane that day from ATL when the flight completed 6+ hours late. In fact, if I recall, the Managua service is Saturdays only. Uh-oh. Hopefully DL put them on UA thru IAH. UA has daily service from IAH to Managua. Otherwise they may miss ...

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by IPFreely
Sun Jan 05, 2020 6:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta off the pavement in GRB
Replies: 19
Views: 4634

Re: Delta off the pavement in GRB

I'm not sure why the article talks about passengers rebooking and quotes someone who had an extra hotel missing a day of vacation. The flight was completed.

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by IPFreely
Sat Jan 04, 2020 9:12 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Just HOW profitable is Delta's TATL Africa business!?
Replies: 12
Views: 3203

Re: Just HOW profitable is Delta's TATL Africa business!?

The margins are amongst the highest in the Delta long haul network, although I'd also note the high cost base for these routes compared to the rest of the network. So while profitability may be high, the risk from the high cost base is also significant which will always limit expansion. What are th...

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by IPFreely
Thu Jan 02, 2020 2:01 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: getting a multi airline itinerary on one ticket
Replies: 12
Views: 1179

Re: getting a multi airline itinerary on one ticket

I can price this on the above search engines and the only broker I get to ticket this is cheapoair.com. Bear these facts in mind: a) The price quoted, about 2350 USD, is less than if I bought two tickets separately, which is also what I want to avoid to avoid being stranded. If I am reading correct...

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by IPFreely
Wed Jan 01, 2020 5:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA sues DL over the use of the term “Flagship”
Replies: 471
Views: 54493

Re: AA sues DL over the use of the term “Flagship”

frmrCapCadet wrote:
The litigator is speaking like a litigator. Nothing wrong with that. Just keep it in mind.


And his posting partner in this thread is speaking like someone who got his J.D. from the Wikipedia College of Law at the University of Google.

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by IPFreely
Tue Dec 31, 2019 5:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA sues DL over the use of the term “Flagship”
Replies: 471
Views: 54493

Re: AA sues DL over the use of the term “Flagship”

I haven't seen DLX contradict himself once. Perhaps you should provide some examples of this. There have been multiple times, for example I provided the Lufthansa press release (and the link to the US Media Relations where it was published) where they said “Lufthansa adds flagship A350-900 to numer...

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by IPFreely
Tue Dec 31, 2019 5:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA sues DL over the use of the term “Flagship”
Replies: 471
Views: 54493

Re: AA sues DL over the use of the term “Flagship”

zeke wrote:
Multiple times you have contradicted yourself, multiple times you have stated your opinion without looking at the source.


I haven't seen DLX contradict himself once. Perhaps you should provide some examples of this.

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by IPFreely
Mon Dec 30, 2019 10:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delays on DL BOM-JFK
Replies: 21
Views: 5737

Re: Major delays on DL BOM-JFK

Looking at schedules, DL has flight duration of 15:00 for JFK-BOM and 16:00 for BOM-JFK. In comparison, EWR-BOM is 14:45 on AI and 15:05 on UA and BOM-EWR is 16:00 on UA and 16:15 on AI. DL needs to increase the scheduled time for this route, at least on the BOM-JFK leg, to build on-time performance.

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by IPFreely
Mon Dec 30, 2019 3:10 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airline Passenger Advocacy Groups. Are They Worth It?
Replies: 1
Views: 306

Re: Airline Passenger Advocacy Groups. Are They Worth It?

Do they have any exclusivity agreements? Why not double your benefits by joining both?

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by IPFreely
Mon Dec 30, 2019 2:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Fueler Strike in YUL 12/31/2019
Replies: 11
Views: 2523

Re: Fueler Strike in YUL 12/31/2019

Kudos to the fuelers -- doing everything they can so tourists get the full France experience in Quebec! So I take it if a new owner took over your employer promising higher returns and then proceeded to slash pay, you'd thank your Master for allowing you to have a job still? Owning my own business ...

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by IPFreely
Mon Dec 30, 2019 12:30 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What is Your Least Favorite A Net Story.
Replies: 47
Views: 3181

Re: What is Your Least Favorite A Net Story.

****Note to Mods this is meant to be humorous. ****** The fact this statement is necessary is funnier than anything else. I would add: Be careful of Air France, the airline, airport, and entire country is on strike. Why don't British Airways, Iberia, Air France, KLM, SAS, Swiss, LOT, and Lufthansa ...

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by IPFreely
Mon Dec 30, 2019 12:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA sues DL over the use of the term “Flagship”
Replies: 471
Views: 54493

Re: AA sues DL over the use of the term “Flagship”

Because he has been espousing a set of theoretical questions (e.g., Flagship corporation, etc.), that has been -repeatedly- responded to. He then makes obscure citations to the Code of Federal Regulations which simply govern agency practice and procedure. I understand, but I don't see how that make...

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by IPFreely
Sun Dec 29, 2019 9:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA sues DL over the use of the term “Flagship”
Replies: 471
Views: 54493

Re: AA sues DL over the use of the term “Flagship”

This is why you’re dangerous as a mouthpiece for trademark law. You’re one of the most respected posters on this site, but you don’t know anything about trademark law. So people listening to you believe falsehoods when you spread this misinformation. How is he a mouthpiece for trademark law? This i...

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by IPFreely
Sun Dec 29, 2019 5:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA sues DL over the use of the term “Flagship”
Replies: 471
Views: 54493

Re: AA sues DL over the use of the term “Flagship”

And Delta is still going to lose the case the same way someone selling MacRib or MacNugget will lose it for violating McDonald's trademarks. I don't expect Delta will let this go to court and take their chances on the judgement when they lose. Most likely it will settle the same way AA's lawsuit ag...

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by IPFreely
Sun Dec 29, 2019 3:06 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Adult only flights - possibility
Replies: 22
Views: 1556

Re: Adult only flights - possibility

Not adult only, but United used to offer men-only business flights. They were probably adult-only too, by default. Steak dinners, cigars, cocktails, and free golf balls. This wouldn't fly today, no pun intended, but such things were the norm in the pre-snowflake era: https://fortune.com/2015/05/29/u...

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by IPFreely
Sun Dec 29, 2019 12:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Fueler Strike in YUL 12/31/2019
Replies: 11
Views: 2523

Re: Fueler Strike in YUL 12/31/2019

Kudos to the fuelers -- doing everything they can so tourists get the full France experience in Quebec!

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by IPFreely
Fri Dec 27, 2019 7:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Can Boeing make a great come back in 2020?
Replies: 211
Views: 29381

Re: Can Boeing make a great come back in 2020?

Not sure, am amazed at how A.net cheers every problem at Boeing. Another A vs B battle (and of course A is far better - B is BAD). The whole thread is delusional. A lot of posters / fanboys don't seem to know there's a difference between corporations and sports teams. "Comeback"??? I thin...

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by IPFreely
Fri Dec 27, 2019 2:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Where does most of the high end/business traffic out of MIA/FLL come from?
Replies: 54
Views: 7930

Re: Where does most of the high end/business traffic out of MIA/FLL come from?

Not even remotely correct. Try again. It is absolutely 100% accurate. Brickell Avenue has the single largest concentration of international banks in the United States. Given Miami’s stability compared to Latin America, many major banks operate their Latin America operations out of Miami rather than...

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by IPFreely
Fri Dec 27, 2019 4:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Where does most of the high end/business traffic out of MIA/FLL come from?
Replies: 54
Views: 7930

Re: Where does most of the high end/business traffic out of MIA/FLL come from?

stlgph wrote:
Miami doesn't have finance? It's only the largest concentration of international banks in the U.S.


Not even remotely correct. Try again.

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by IPFreely
Tue Dec 24, 2019 7:11 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: AA, the tale of the best and worst of this airline
Replies: 17
Views: 1569

Re: AA, the tale of the best and worst of this airline

The point of my experience? If flying north had been my 1st time on AA I'd never get near them again. On the way back home, what a great airline. Would look to book more flights and would highly recommend. Anyone else have similar experiences with seeing the best and worst of an airline in just a f...

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by IPFreely
Mon Dec 23, 2019 6:42 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: AA, the tale of the best and worst of this airline
Replies: 17
Views: 1569

Re: AA, the tale of the best and worst of this airline

The point of my experience? If flying north had been my 1st time on AA I'd never get near them again. On the way back home, what a great airline. Would look to book more flights and would highly recommend. Anyone else have similar experiences with seeing the best and worst of an airline in just a f...

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by IPFreely
Wed Dec 18, 2019 4:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta pilots file objection to expanded JVs
Replies: 180
Views: 33494

Re: Delta pilots file objection to expanded JVs

The most interesting part of that article is where Delta’s CFO, Paul Jacobsen, is quoted as saying “JV’s enable Delta to broaden the network internationally and globally with a much more effective return on invested capital formula [than] it would be for us to buy widebody airplanes and go out and ...

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by IPFreely
Thu Dec 12, 2019 2:32 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Is AA as terrible as people make them to be?
Replies: 28
Views: 2051

Re: Is AA as terrible as people make them to be?

Great airline with great service. I read the negative comments and wonder if these folks are flying the same airline. The truth is they usually aren’t flying at all. This is always clear when their rant against a particular airline is based on “attitude” of an agent or FA, “not quite as friendly as...

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by IPFreely
Mon Dec 09, 2019 2:56 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The South’s Economy Is Falling Behind
Replies: 81
Views: 3751

Re: The South’s Economy Is Falling Behind

Good for you, but most of the exploited old people who were screwed over by corporations most certainly would not, what a freaking selfish joke. I was not exploited because of unions, certainly through no fault of greedy corporations and ass hole Republicans. Poor you being a victim of evil corpora...

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by IPFreely
Sun Dec 08, 2019 5:25 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The South’s Economy Is Falling Behind
Replies: 81
Views: 3751

Re: The South’s Economy Is Falling Behind

Two things: 1. Republicans want to completely do away with Social Security period because it is and "entitlement". 2. 401(k) are tied to the Stock Market. WHEN Republicans crash the economy, how is that a benefit? Amazing, only two things and you got them both wrong. 1. Republicans may wa...

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by IPFreely
Sun Dec 08, 2019 5:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Senior FA sues DL for wrongful termination
Replies: 172
Views: 23921

Re: Senior FA sues DL for wrongful termination

Here's the thing that bothers me. Nobody is allowed to talk about their pay. Employees are absolutely allowed to talk about pay. Many companies tell them they cannot, maybe even Delta. But federal law says otherwise. And in fact it is not even legal for employers to enforce policies that keep peopl...

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by IPFreely
Sun Dec 08, 2019 2:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Senior FA sues DL for wrongful termination
Replies: 172
Views: 23921

Re: Senior FA sues DL for wrongful termination

What happens if a delta flight attendant does talk about pay? Is that a punishable offense? Most companies have policies against talking about pay and some have punished it up to and including termination. But it's been litigated many times and the employees always win. Contrary to public opinion, ...

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by IPFreely
Sun Dec 08, 2019 3:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Senior FA sues DL for wrongful termination
Replies: 172
Views: 23921

Re: Senior FA sues DL for wrongful termination

I have to disagree. I'm 65, fit for my age and go to a gym regularly. There's no way I could compete physically with a guy half my age. Plus the fact that my bones wouldn't be able to take as much stress as a younger person, and women tend to have a higher calcium deficiency as they get older, so I...

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by IPFreely
Sat Dec 07, 2019 3:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Senior FA sues DL for wrongful termination
Replies: 172
Views: 23921

Re: Senior FA sues DL for wrongful termination

That’s the real story here. I don’t think much of the public is going to feel sorry for her considering the average earnings are about a quarter of that amount. Not thinking about the public as much as all the other FA's. With a pending union vote the company just gave the AFA a "reach the top...

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by IPFreely
Sat Dec 07, 2019 1:58 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Is AA as terrible as people make them to be?
Replies: 28
Views: 2051

Re: Is AA as terrible as people make them to be?

I’ve flown countless flights on AA since the US merger, and have had a lot of good experiences. However, it seems like many people can’t say the same. Who are the people who can't say the same? If you go by posters on here, AA would be flying with 1% load factors and would be going out of business ...

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by IPFreely
Sat Dec 07, 2019 1:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Senior FA sues DL for wrongful termination
Replies: 172
Views: 23921

Senior FA sues DL for wrongful termination

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Fired DL FA suing the airline for wrongful termination. Must have been #1 on the seniority list. Sounds like a real PR mess.

https://www.foxnews.com/travel/delta-fl ... ilk-carton

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by IPFreely
Fri Dec 06, 2019 12:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: France on strike again (5 Dec)
Replies: 32
Views: 4924

Re: France on strike again (5 Dec)

So is Airbus over at Toulouse effected by this? Probably not directly but this article says office employees were given the option of working from home. If the strike continues as today, production will likely slow or maybe stop as not only will some workers have trouble getting to work, delivery o...

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by IPFreely
Thu Dec 05, 2019 4:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: France on strike again (5 Dec)
Replies: 32
Views: 4924

Re: France on strike again (5 Dec)

Will the Eiffel Tower and the Louvre be shut down as well. No but tourists being asked to stay away from the Tower. And the Louvre may not open on time and some rooms may be closed: https://www.breakingnews.ie/world/tourists-cancel-travel-plans-as-france-prepares-for-massive-transport-strike-968433...

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by IPFreely
Wed Dec 04, 2019 7:26 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: United Airlines website is DOWN!
Replies: 11
Views: 1906

Re: United Airlines website is DOWN!

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Don’t do that.
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Working perfectly for me. And you made the same post in at least two forums:

viewtopic.php?f=4&t=1436281

Don’t do that.

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by IPFreely
Wed Dec 04, 2019 5:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: France on strike again (5 Dec)
Replies: 32
Views: 4924

France on strike again (5 Dec)

Mostly will shut down rail operations. But 20% of flights for tomorrow (5 Dec) pre-emptively cancelled and with airport ground crew and ATC participating more air travel delays and cancellations are likely. Also unlike most previous strikes, this one is “unlimited” which means no scheduled end. Plan...

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by IPFreely
Wed Dec 04, 2019 3:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Collapsing US hubs
Replies: 93
Views: 20167

Re: Collapsing US hubs

alasizon wrote:
So you're saying that when that moderately profitable hub is hit by a recession it will become unprofitable but the current break-even hub will suddenly become profitable as you move more flights to it? Come on...


Wow, you are totally confused.

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by IPFreely
Wed Dec 04, 2019 12:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Collapsing US hubs
Replies: 93
Views: 20167

Re: Collapsing US hubs

I agree no major hubs are "collapsing" anytime soon. Especially with airlines in an extended period of nearly unprecedented growth. Maybe the question should be reworded as "which hubs are the most vulnerable in a future recession?" In that case it's probably: AA 1. LAX/PHX (con...

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by IPFreely
Tue Dec 03, 2019 6:44 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Delta’s New International Main Cabin Dining Experience: Unfriendly For Kids?
Replies: 6
Views: 1104

Re: Delta’s New International Main Cabin Dining Experience: Unfriendly For Kids?

There are a significant number of adults who don’t drink alcohol for a variety of reasons. I’m sure any cocktail service provides a non-alcoholic option for them. Which kids could also have.

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