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“All Hell Broke Loose” as FlyerTalk Member and Passengers Were Stranded Overnight at Airport in Hong Kong

April 7, 2014 by Brian Cohen

Due to a weather delay last week which led to a mechanical failure of the engine on the right side of an airplane operated by Dragonair, FlyerTalk member Cathay Boy and fellow passengers wound up being stranded overnight at Hong Kong International Airport, as detailed in his own words...

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Any Way You Slice It, It is Still a Lime — Unless They are Eliminated Altogether

April 3, 2014 by Brian Cohen

“I was amazed to find that the international Lime shortage has hit United where it hurts”, puckered FlyerTalk member mkasperzak, who put United Airlines in the limelight on FlyerTalk for the possible elimination of serving limes with drinks during flights. “No more limes on United, at least for the time being as they have doubled in price! I think the flight attendants are pretty embarrassed to admit that they don’t have limes. Who ever heard of a Gin & Tonic or Bloody Mary with lemons? Maybe we will see a lime surcharge in the near future.” Sadly, this apparently is no pulp fiction. Perhaps...

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April Fool’s Day Quiz: Guess Which Topics are Real and Which are Fake

April 1, 2014 by Brian Cohen

It is April 1 once again — and that means that the pranksters are out weaving their fun throughout the forums on FlyerTalk in what has become an annual tradition...but sometimes reality is stranger than fiction. Let’s create a game out of this: do you think you can correctly guess which of the following twenty FlyerTalk discussion topics are real — and which are merely pranks — for April Fool’s Day?...

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El Al Airline Safety Video: A “Pathetic Copy” of the Virgin America Safety Video?

April 6, 2014 by Brian Cohen

Accusations by FlyerTalk members have been posted that the safety video released by El Al Israel Airlines Limited is actually a “bad and pathetic copy” of the safety video released by Virgin America, Incorporated last year — but you be the judge by watching the two safety videos below and see for yourself...

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Answers and Links From the April Fool’s Day Quiz — and Information Details

April 3, 2014 by Brian Cohen

For April Fool’s Day, I asked you if you think you can correctly guess which of the following twenty FlyerTalk discussion topics were actually real — and which were merely pranks? The answers for you are shown below — along with the links to the pertinent discussions posted on FlyerTalk. The true discussions are displayed in green with the link included in the text of the description of the discussion; while the fake discussions meant purely for a laugh are shown in red where the entire text is a link to the April Fool joke discussion...

This Boeing 747-400 aircraft operated by Delta Air Lines was spotted at San Francisco International Airport. Photograph by FlyerTalk member redlegsfan21. Click on the photograph to see more pictures of airplanes by redlegsfan21 and other FlyerTalk members.

International Wi-Fi Access Installed on First Three Boeing 747-400 Aircraft Operated by Delta

March 31, 2014 by Brian Cohen

Ku-band satellite Wi-Fi service has been launched on international flights to Narita International Airport in Tokyo on Boeing 747-400 aircraft operated by Delta Air Lines — starting with both flight 283 departing from Los Angeles and flight 295 departing from Atlanta this past Tuesday. FlyerTalk members are not only generally pleased about the announcement of the upcoming availability of being able to access the Internet aboard aircraft operated by Delta Air Lines on international flights, but at least one FlyerTalk member has already experienced it...

This is the front and back sides of the controversial baggage tag in question. Photographs by FlyerTalk member SeaBridge. Click on the image to access where SeaBridge posted the photographs.

Should Airlines Be Allowed to Attach Advertising Onto Your Baggage?

April 4, 2014 by Brian Cohen

It is bad enough when you have to pay a fee to check your baggage — that is, if you have not earned elite level status in your preferred frequent flier loyalty program. It is even worse when you have to wait at least 40 minutes until you are able to retrieve your baggage after the conclusion of your flight...but how would you feel if you found an advertisement strapped to your luggage — and that the application of that advertisement may have contributed towards the delay...

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Supreme Court: Rabbi Cannot Sue for Being Removed From Frequent Flier Program

April 2, 2014 by Brian Cohen

The justices of the Supreme Court of the United States ruled unanimously in the case of Northwest, Incorporated versus Ginsberg that the lawsuit initiated by S. Binyomin Ginsberg against Delta Air Lines was barred by the Airline Deregulation Act of 1978. This means that the rabbi cannot sue the airline on allegations he was unfairly removed from a frequent flier program, based on opinion by...

You might see this Boeing 747-430 aircraft operated by Lufthansa grounded for three days from April 2, 2014 through April 4, 2014 due to a possible strike by pilots — and this is no April Fool joke. Photograph by FlyerTalk member YYZ13. Click on the photograph for a trip report written by YYZ13.

Travel Alert: Pilots to Possibly Strike on Lufthansa April 2-4, 2014; Many Flights Already Cancelled

March 31, 2014 by Brian Cohen

Vereinigung Cockpit — also known as VC, which is the pilots union — has announced a “worldwide labour action” of its members at Lufthansa, Lufthansa Cargo and Germanwings for three days from Wednesday, April 2, 2014, 00:00, through Friday, April 4, 2014, at 23:59, according to the official Internet web site of Lufthansa. To exacerbate matters...

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