jump seat

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  1. 41 minutes ago, dagger said:

    My wife just had a great experience with AC. Had a reservation for a departure next week to an EU country, which won't let her in. Route in question is cancelled, and no connecting flight to her destination from FRA where she could have flown - except that the EU wouldn't have let her in. Got a full cash refund without an argument.

    When was her ticket booked ?   What fare class was she in ?

  2. I believe what Super 80 is referring to is covered here:

     

    Although the complete extent of the 787 investigation is not yet understood it was published recently that Boeing staff falsified records for a 787 built for Air Canada, which 10 months after entering service, developed a major fuel leak.

     

    https://samchui.com/2019/06/30/boeing-737-max-investigations-broaden-to-787-dreamliner/

     

  3. 36 minutes ago, dagger said:

    How difficult was it to get a divorce in those times? I'd think today one doesn't have to go to such extremes to exit a marriage. Even where a spouse murders another today, there usually is more to it than just a desire to be with someone else.

    When have an unreasonable crazy spouse.... Both expensive and difficult...

  4. On 4/1/2019 at 11:10 PM, AIP said:

    For the umpteenth time, "You get what you pay for"

    I hope you don't really believe that, I have had significant problems flying paid J class.... On a first rate airline... Normally 

     

    To me it comes down to a corporate culture of doing what is right for your customers and empowering your front line people. 

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  5. Too add some more information to this diversion, I was told some of the flight attendants were in tears on descent, told passengers there may be a need to evacuate on the runway so get ready.   When they landed, they cleared the runway on their own and CFR followed them to the gate.

    Passengers were held on the plane for close to 4 hours with no updates.  The plane was extremely hot and stuffy.  When they got into the terminal the Eastern Flight Attendants immediately disappeared.  The passengers were monitored by Custom officials who were there only source of information.  The custom officials were helping passenger, providing updates, there were NO updates by any Eastern crew.  When the replacement aircraft got to the gate, no gate agents, everybody just got on the plane and went back to their seats.

    I spoke with Sunwing and all they said to me was we are refunding $400 to each passenger, but they had no idea about a recovery aircraft details.  Their customer service closed @ 2000, after that it was rumours and more rumours...

    The lack of care, attention was horrible.  I guess people got what they paid for.

  6. Today my partner was on WG 511, was supposed to be a 737, but was "upgraded" to a Eastern 767 .... on their flight from YYZ - CUN they had to land at MSY due to a left engine failure.... any idea what WG will us to get the passengers on their way?

     

  7. ....needed, and the complexity creates danger. All of this for great cost yet very little gain. I don’t know about you, but I don’t want Albert Einstein to be my pilot. I want great flying professionals that are allowed to easily and quickly take control of a plane!

     

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  8. 1105468569800839169I hope this won't be seen as political:

     

    But Donald Trump has just said:

    Airplanes are becoming far too complex to fly. Pilots are no longer needed, but rather computer scientists from MIT. I see it all the time in many products. Always seeking to go one unnecessary step further, when often old and simpler is far better. Split second decisions are....

     

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  9. 6 hours ago, Kip Powick said:

    Not sure...but are you using electricity for hot water???

    If you are I would urge you to change to gas....an electric water tank can really raise your electrical bill.

     

    Yes - hot water is my last major electrical appliance, it will be replaced before the fall!

    We are installing solar panels next month with the microfit program, should be interesting to see what our roof can generate!