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by Virtual737
Wed Jul 12, 2017 4:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Man Checks In Single Can of Beer on Qantas Flight
Replies: 62
Views: 10727

Re: Man Checks In Single Can of Beer on Qantas Flight

anshabhi wrote:
Why is this a news..?


It's funny, unusual and, if you had to guess the nationality of someone doing this you would (well not you obviously) probably pick Australian.

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by Virtual737
Mon Jul 10, 2017 5:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: rappers claim Delta racial profiling
Replies: 39
Views: 5989

Re: rappers claim Delta racial profiling

in fact worldwide problem wherever white people are the majority. It's not just where white people are the majority, although admittedly that is the biggest case. I live in a foreign country, am white, and see pure racism against me every single day. It only seems to be called racism where white pe...

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by Virtual737
Mon Jul 10, 2017 12:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: rappers claim Delta racial profiling
Replies: 39
Views: 5989

Re: rappers claim Delta racial profiling

There's another pretty obvious angle that people are ignoring amidst all the race hoopla. To me, this looks like a pretty simple case of celebrities acting like celebrities and being shocked at being treated like Joe Average. To be fair it is the "celebrities" themselves (or at least thei...

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by Virtual737
Mon Jul 10, 2017 12:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: rappers claim Delta racial profiling
Replies: 39
Views: 5989

Re: rappers claim Delta racial profiling

Reminds me of one of the UK police reality TV series during which a thug (who also happened to be black) was caught bang to rights stealing. He shouted to the camera crew something along the lines of "they is arrestin' me coz I is black innit". Stamp out racism. There is no place for it. W...

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by Virtual737
Mon Jul 10, 2017 12:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is this O'Hare? (says 1960)
Replies: 40
Views: 6890

Re: Is this O'Hare? (says 1960)

....and no, my comments are not for real. Apologies for me having one of my failed humour attempts :( It was not a failed attempt.....I found it quite funny. Thank you sir. No, National Express didn't exist in 1960. Might have been Eastern National though (probably a Bristol MW6G with ECW body), an...

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by Virtual737
Mon Jul 10, 2017 6:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: rappers claim Delta racial profiling
Replies: 39
Views: 5989

Re: rappers claim Delta racial profiling

jetblueguy22 wrote:
A guy named takeoff, kicked off a flight. I'm sorry, but the irony in this screams attention grab.


Has he changed his name to "Grounded" or "Delayed" yet?

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by Virtual737
Mon Jul 10, 2017 6:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Woman Ditches Bullets In Haneda Trashcan And Gets Detained
Replies: 87
Views: 10624

Re: Woman Ditches Bullets In Haneda Trashcan And Gets Detained

ei146 wrote:
And unfortunately most of them seem to come form a certain Nation in Northern America. And this Nation is not Canada or Mexico.


The iRaq?

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by Virtual737
Mon Jul 10, 2017 6:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is this O'Hare? (says 1960)
Replies: 40
Views: 6890

Re: Is this O'Hare? (says 1960)

Looking at the clothing being worn, I think they are British package tourists flying RyanAir out of Stansted. I can say this with some certainty, because I'm British. Are your comments for real? Btw 'Package holiday makers' are more inclined to fly Thomson or Thomas Cook rather than Ryanair (one wo...

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by Virtual737
Sun Jul 09, 2017 6:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is this O'Hare? (says 1960)
Replies: 40
Views: 6890

Re: Is this O'Hare? (says 1960)

Looking at the clothing being worn, I think they are British package tourists flying RyanAir out of Stansted. I can say this with some certainty, because I'm British.

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by Virtual737
Sun Jul 09, 2017 5:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Woman Ditches Bullets In Haneda Trashcan And Gets Detained
Replies: 87
Views: 10624

Re: Woman Ditches Bullets In Haneda Trashcan And Gets Detained

The US can do what they like with their gun laws. I'm not a citizen and I now rarely visit. However, when US citizens want to preach that in their opinion they are safer or feel better or feel bigger or whatever because of their rights under the 2nd amendment then perhaps they should also listen to ...

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by Virtual737
Sun Jul 09, 2017 3:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Woman Ditches Bullets In Haneda Trashcan And Gets Detained
Replies: 87
Views: 10624

Re: Woman Ditches Bullets In Haneda Trashcan And Gets Detained

I'm always intrigued when a US citizen gets anywhere close to the "ignorance of the law of a foreign country" argument. USA itself is a single country, but in reality it is not in terms of the law. Driving from Lake Havasu back to Las Vegas in the late 1990s I was stopped by police soon af...

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by Virtual737
Sun Jul 09, 2017 2:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta "security incident" - passenger attempts to open exit door
Replies: 117
Views: 16488

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

The cost of this incident is sunk. The cost of terminating the employee, litigating it, dealing with union protests or whatever... might be more trouble than it is worth to just keep the employee. It's not like there's value for shareholders in being punitive here. What a mess, though. Very good po...

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by Virtual737
Sat Jul 08, 2017 2:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta "security incident" - passenger attempts to open exit door
Replies: 117
Views: 16488

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

Why should the thread be locked? It's public info that he was a nonrev. Because more and more non-rev/employee violations are coming to light and PR teams don't like a bit. It's in the mainstream media (eg http://news.sky.com/story/flight-attendant-hit-brawling-man-on-the-head-with-bottle-court-hea...

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by Virtual737
Sat Jul 08, 2017 11:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta "security incident" - passenger attempts to open exit door
Replies: 117
Views: 16488

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

you are liable for every action of someone traveling with your benefits, they represent you. I'd be interested to see how that stands up in law. I'm not sure how one adult can be held responsible for the actions of another, especially if they were not physically present (not that I think that shoul...

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by Virtual737
Sat Jul 08, 2017 2:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta "security incident" - passenger attempts to open exit door
Replies: 117
Views: 16488

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

Are there any conditions in the contract of employment about the conduct of those using dependent passes and the possibility of disciplinary action on the actual employee for something not directly in their control? The passenger is 23 years old and well past the age of being criminally responsible....

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by Virtual737
Sat Jul 08, 2017 2:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA applies to use Qatari aircraft to cover strike
Replies: 169
Views: 40564

Re: BA applies to use Qatari aircraft to cover strike

What I would like to know is... what is a real GROSS pay amount for one of these staff? I've seen "take home" pay described as around £1000 (why did you accept a job in London even 6 years ago for that rate?). I would like to see this gross figure with all payments included for an average...

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by Virtual737
Fri Jul 07, 2017 3:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: $4000+ cash stolen in EK First on CDG-DXB
Replies: 67
Views: 11579

Re: $4000+ cash stolen in EK First on CDG-DXB

Bad idea. I don't want to be the ass who says he deserved it, but I do think he ought to have been wiser... Agreed. However, should have known better and he deserved it are 2 completely different things. Yes, he should have been more careful, but to say he deserved it is basically saying the thieve...

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by Virtual737
Thu Jul 06, 2017 9:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: $4000+ cash stolen in EK First on CDG-DXB
Replies: 67
Views: 11579

Re: $4000+ cash stolen in EK First on CDG-DXB

VirginFlyer wrote:
KTPAFlyer wrote:
http://onemileatatime.boardingarea.com/ ... ass-theft/


Very good! Is nothing safe nowadays?

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by Virtual737
Thu Jul 06, 2017 8:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: $4000+ cash stolen in EK First on CDG-DXB
Replies: 67
Views: 11579

Re: $4000+ cash stolen in EK First on CDG-DXB

Why the fixation on the amount of cash? Many people do not lead the "normal" lives that you lead. I do not have a bank account in the country I reside in. Opening one is a right royal pain in the rear and I just do not trust banks here anyway (Cyprus anybody? this place is potentially wors...

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by Virtual737
Thu Jul 06, 2017 7:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: $4000+ cash stolen in EK First on CDG-DXB
Replies: 67
Views: 11579

Re: $4000+ cash stolen in EK First on CDG-DXB

CARST wrote:
Why have 4k cash with you? For which reason? Even if you tip a lot, you probably need a few hundred in cash, not 4k. It's just not smart in these days. And we don't need to go into the favelas of Rio to know this.


Respectfully, we have different opinions.

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by Virtual737
Thu Jul 06, 2017 6:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: $4000+ cash stolen in EK First on CDG-DXB
Replies: 67
Views: 11579

Re: $4000+ cash stolen in EK First on CDG-DXB

CARST wrote:
Carrying so much cash with you is highly stupid and dangerous. I hope he doesn't get a penny back...


Down a dark alley in Rio and maybe I would agree, but in the first class cabin of a major carrier, really?

IMHO your post was rather way off the mark. I think you're better than that.

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by Virtual737
Tue Jul 04, 2017 3:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Helicopter Theft Attempt At HIO
Replies: 16
Views: 3787

Re: Helicopter Theft Attempt At HIO

PEK777 wrote:
Why was the employee showing his girlfriend? Is this allowed by company policy? Why wasn't he doing his job? UNACCEPTABLE


Because we do stuff like this to impress our girlfriends. Bit early to say "UNACCEPTABLE" don't you think? Maybe it is allowed. Nothing to say about the perp?

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by Virtual737
Mon Jul 03, 2017 12:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Etihad, Emirates and Turkish say laptop ban lifted on U.S. flights
Replies: 40
Views: 10814

Re: Etihad is fully lifting the electronics ban on board its flights to the US

You can move around with your Data on an encrypted storage. SSD drive, or memory stick or something similar. You can set up systems were removal of that encrypted storage will remove the traces of that storage, for example all programs you run are situated on that removable storage. I have a device...

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by Virtual737
Sun Jul 02, 2017 3:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Etihad, Emirates and Turkish say laptop ban lifted on U.S. flights
Replies: 40
Views: 10814

Re: Etihad is fully lifting the electronics ban on board its flights to the US

Just received an email from them: If you are planning to travel to the US in the near future, we wanted to let you know that you can now take all your electronic devices on board our US flights from Abu Dhabi. The US Immigration facility at Abu Dhabi Airport not only enables you to clear US immigrat...

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by Virtual737
Sun Jul 02, 2017 2:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA applies to use Qatari aircraft to cover strike
Replies: 169
Views: 40564

Re: BA applies to use Qatari aircraft to cover strike

For those suggesting that those who signed up for a job should never be allowed to strike or just simply be sacked - see this brief wikipedia article about the strike which started in Bow in East London 129 years ago today. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/London_matchgirls_strike_of_1888 Yep, unions ...

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by Virtual737
Sat Jul 01, 2017 9:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA applies to use Qatari aircraft to cover strike
Replies: 169
Views: 40564

Re: BA applies to use Qatari aircraft to cover strike

So much hate for striking crew on this thread, we get you're all the big chief armchair CEOs of Buttercup Airways et al....no need to go on about how superior you are to everybody else, we've all heard it a thousand times before, we understand the fact these Cabin Crew can't afford to eat doesn't c...

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by Virtual737
Sat Jul 01, 2017 4:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA applies to use Qatari aircraft to cover strike
Replies: 169
Views: 40564

Re: BA applies to use Qatari aircraft to cover strike

Would you accept that? Unions exist to prevent employers taking the **** and while Unite gets too left wing for me, never lose sight of the good they have done. For example, take union free Qatar, is that an employment model you'd want for your kids? They already did accept that, when they took the...

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by Virtual737
Sat Jul 01, 2017 3:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA applies to use Qatari aircraft to cover strike
Replies: 169
Views: 40564

Re: BA applies to use Qatari aircraft to cover strike

Pressure? Fear of losing your job? Pressure from who? BA? Did be pressgang them into working for BA? Fear of losing their job? At the time of signing they weren't BA employees so it wasn't a BA job they were losing. Isn't that between them and their previous employer? I might be missing something, ...

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by Virtual737
Sat Jul 01, 2017 3:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA applies to use Qatari aircraft to cover strike
Replies: 169
Views: 40564

Re: BA applies to use Qatari aircraft to cover strike

...they are asking for a living wage; a wage which covers their costs". What confuses me and no doubt many others, why an earth did the employees in question sign a contract of employment when they knew the pay was mediocre? Perhaps because they know UK employment law is much more employee foc...

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by Virtual737
Fri Jun 30, 2017 11:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing teases 797 in screenshot at Paris Air Show; our first real look?
Replies: 30
Views: 10725

Re: Boeing teases 797 in screenshot at Paris Air Show; our first real look?

Are they gonna open up the 757 line again then? Why didn't they keep the 757 tooling?

No need to reply. I'll get my coat. No fish comments.

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by Virtual737
Fri Jun 30, 2017 10:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA applies to use Qatari aircraft to cover strike
Replies: 169
Views: 40564

Re: BA applies to use Qatari aircraft to cover strike

Many years ago, a school teacher that had yet to gain my respect (because of course all school teachers should have to do that) gained my eternal respect with a simple statement. The statement was made during a teachers strike, when many others were absent. He said "I knew the pay was poor when...

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by Virtual737
Sat Jun 03, 2017 8:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Telling the 321LR and 757 apart
Replies: 68
Views: 14280

Re: Telling the 321LR and 757 apart

Nose is all I need to look at. As mentioned before, the ugly (IMHO) 'SIM' shaped rear cockpit windows, far more triangular 2nd cockpit windows and more dolphin like nose make the A32x family (and most other) Airbii distinctive.

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by Virtual737
Wed May 31, 2017 11:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FAA fines UA for failure to inspect 787 maintenance
Replies: 41
Views: 8236

Re: UA fined for operating 787 in not an airworthy condition

The aircraft was airworthy, just not the paperwork. The article suggests that the inspection wasn't done, not just the paperwork on the inspection. This would further suggest the maintenance guys didn't know the aircraft was airworthy or not. Paperwork wouldn't have made any difference to the actua...

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by Virtual737
Tue May 30, 2017 7:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA Union Blames Meltdown on IT Outsourcing to India
Replies: 128
Views: 18048

Re: BA Union Blames Meltdown on Indian Workers

bennett123 wrote:
Surely BA has disaster recovery planning.


Yes. The recovery plan was a disaster.

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by Virtual737
Tue May 30, 2017 4:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is United next airline with 29-seat pitch?
Replies: 138
Views: 12867

Re: Is United next airline with 29-seat pitch?

I'm done posting on this kind of stuff I'll stick to airplane talk if anyone is interested. THE VIEWS AND OPINIONS I HAVE POSTED ARE MY OWN AND BELONG TO ME ALONE. MY VIEWS DO NOT REFLECT THAT OF UNITED AIRLINES OR ANY OF ITS EMPLOYEES. I can't change the world on an annonymos chat board and I will...

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by Virtual737
Fri May 26, 2017 9:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: POLITICO: Laptop Ban "Imminent". Asia Too?
Replies: 74
Views: 10334

Re: POLITICO: Laptop Ban "Imminent". Asia Too?

TerminalD wrote:
Expectation is that nothing would go into effect until" President Donald Trump returns from his overseas trip this weekend.[/i]


...because he took his laptop with him.

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by Virtual737
Fri May 26, 2017 9:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: POLITICO: Laptop Ban "Imminent". Asia Too?
Replies: 74
Views: 10334

Re: POLITICO: Laptop Ban "Imminent". Asia Too?

The laptop PC is really the equivalent of yesterday's desktop computer. Yes, we need them for work, but they will probably vanish in favor of cell phone based keyboarded tablets like Surface. These will be small enough they may not be a real security concern. I expect this to happen within 5-7 year...

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by Virtual737
Fri May 26, 2017 8:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pilot refuses to fly packed airplane because passenger labelled his personal WIFI ‘Jihadist Cell London 1’
Replies: 95
Views: 16710

Re: Pilot refuses to fly packed airplane because passenger labelled his personal WIFI ‘Jihadist Cell London 1’

uhhhm no my telephone hotspot is always on 24 hours a day as i use it for my tablet all day long .... in the moment i do not have any idea what i named it as i got the phone months ago .... Lucky you. Mine drains just like a sink. If you don't remember what name you chose then it's likely you eithe...

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by Virtual737
Fri May 26, 2017 2:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pilot refuses to fly packed airplane because passenger labelled his personal WIFI ‘Jihadist Cell London 1’
Replies: 95
Views: 16710

Re: Pilot refuses to fly packed airplane because passenger labelled his personal WIFI ‘Jihadist Cell London 1’

Everyone seems to overlook that this probably wasn't something he chose as a hot-spot name just when boarding the flight; this was a moniker he used every day of the week, undoubtedly thinking it was humorous... and sardonic. Not so sure it was that innocent. A personal hotspot is a battery drainer...

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by Virtual737
Thu May 25, 2017 12:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pilot refuses to fly packed airplane because passenger labelled his personal WIFI ‘Jihadist Cell London 1’
Replies: 95
Views: 16710

Re: Pilot refuses to fly packed airplane because passenger labelled his personal WIFI ‘Jihadist Cell London 1’

Calder wrote:
Ehh, I think the Captain might have over reacted, but hey, that's just me.


I agree, the but idiot with the hotspot is still a TWA coffee.

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by Virtual737
Thu May 25, 2017 12:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pilot refuses to fly packed airplane because passenger labelled his personal WIFI ‘Jihadist Cell London 1’
Replies: 95
Views: 16710

Re: Pilot refuses to fly packed airplane because passenger labelled his personal WIFI ‘Jihadist Cell London 1’

Fly the idiot to Manchester. I'll pay. Ask the US to "leak" their identity and then ask them if they still think it was funny.

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by Virtual737
Tue May 16, 2017 8:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Here we go again -- B6's turn in the barrel
Replies: 39
Views: 9170

Re: Here we go again -- B6's turn in the barrel

Sounds like somebody wanted to have their cake and seat it.

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by Virtual737
Sat Apr 15, 2017 4:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Another United gaffe - forces doctor off plane
Replies: 2119
Views: 147324

Re: Another United gaffe - forces doctor off plane

This drivel: http://asiajack.news/2017/04/15/sort-man-needs-dragged-aircraft-like-naughty-child/ has been posted on a news site (I use that term loosely) today. Some highlights include: The title: What sort of man needs to be dragged from an aircraft like a naughty child? The character assassination...

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by Virtual737
Fri Apr 14, 2017 12:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Another United gaffe - forces doctor off plane
Replies: 2119
Views: 147324

Re: Another United gaffe - forces doctor off plane

neutrino wrote:
dc9northwest wrote:
Can we call this debacle Gategate?

Unitedgate or Unigate would sound better.
Next in line: Daogate or Davidgate.
Bronze prize: draggate.


Or IDB'd after the-gate.

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by Virtual737
Thu Apr 13, 2017 2:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Another United gaffe - forces doctor off plane
Replies: 2119
Views: 147324

Re: Another United gaffe - forces doctor off plane

NorthTerminal wrote:
or make your contract very clear that at certain fares your seat is not guaranteed until push back...


Didn't someone post earlier that one current contract stated IDB could happen "at any time" and "for any reason"? I think they should at least limit this to below 10,000ft ;)

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by Virtual737
Thu Apr 13, 2017 1:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Another United gaffe - forces doctor off plane
Replies: 2119
Views: 147324

Re: Another United gaffe - forces doctor off plane

Again, aboard an airplane you do as you are told. If you in your profession are empowered with command, the absolute emphasis in training should be on WHEN to use that power, not HOW to use that power. Misuse that power even once and you make your future task so much more difficult. I might come ac...

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by Virtual737
Thu Apr 13, 2017 9:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Another United gaffe - forces doctor off plane
Replies: 2119
Views: 147324

Re: Another United gaffe - forces doctor off plane

Are there any other industries that can revoke their product after selling it to a paying customer in a similar way? Imagine you are in your Hotel room and suddenly you get thrown out for some Hotel workers needing sleep. There are some software licenses I've needed to agree to that say as much. On...

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by Virtual737
Thu Apr 13, 2017 9:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Another United gaffe - forces doctor off plane
Replies: 2119
Views: 147324

Re: Another United gaffe - forces doctor off plane

How about the big 3 finally up their game and get serious about putting the customer first? I am not a moderator here but I would suggest you stick to arguments that have at least a slim chance of coming into being ;) Reading this thread, i got the feeling that airlines workers have been brainwashe...

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by Virtual737
Thu Apr 13, 2017 7:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Another United gaffe - forces doctor off plane
Replies: 2119
Views: 147324

Re: Another United gaffe - forces doctor off plane

A question to those suggesting (and I'm not arguing with your opinion) that the gentleman should have got off the flight and then argued the toss with United. Have you ever tried this yourself? Once you leave that plane a great deal of your bargaining power has gone. You have already suffered the l...

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by Virtual737
Thu Apr 13, 2017 6:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Another United gaffe - forces doctor off plane
Replies: 2119
Views: 147324

Re: Another United gaffe - forces doctor off plane

A question to those suggesting (and I'm not arguing with your opinion) that the gentleman should have got off the flight and then argued the toss with United. Have you ever tried this yourself? Once you leave that plane a great deal of your bargaining power has gone. You have already suffered the lo...

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