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Jan 23, 18, 11:07 am
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Posted By venk

To update: SQ called in response to the...

To update:

SQ called in response to the email and they have fixed the problem for this ticket. Now it is the same situation as reported by flutterby77. Seat availability has been expanded for this...
Jan 22, 18, 5:19 pm
Replies: 6
Views: 682
Posted By venk

Thanks for the info. Will follow up with SQ. ...

Thanks for the info. Will follow up with SQ.

It is likely that the IT implementation for this transition is the problem as you suggest which might still make it problematic for getting seats for...
Jan 22, 18, 2:48 pm
Replies: 6
Views: 682
Posted By venk

A possible explanation for this discrepancy could...

A possible explanation for this discrepancy could be that the cut-off date for extending this courtesy isn't Jan 20th when new fare structure came in but somewhere between Jan 4 and Jan 14 when the...
Jan 22, 18, 2:14 pm
Replies: 6
Views: 682
Posted By venk

Definitely not true in this case. See attachment....

Definitely not true in this case. See attachment. There must be some other factors at play in the above case.

Seats not being available is not unusual in previous fare structure but the line...
Jan 22, 18, 1:13 pm
Replies: 6
Views: 682
Posted By venk

Transition from old fare classes to new fare class restrictions

For people who purchased Q and N Economy tickets under old fare classes prior to Jan 21 for travel after Jan 21 may be getting penalized by the new fare class restrictions with retroactive T&C...
May 27, 15, 3:10 pm
Replies: 4
Views: 821
Posted By venk

How do I avoid too much MP spam?

Over the last couple of weeks, I am getting hit with a large number of e-mail from MP, partners, shopping, etc. Every time I unsubscribe but still keep getting them. It got worse when shopping which...
Replies: 1,175
Views: 406,812
Posted By venk

I suspect that even without a mandate a very...

I suspect that even without a mandate a very large numbers of pilots in any airline will intentionally or subconsciously try to avoid situations of leaving the other pilot alone in the cockpit as...
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Posted By venk

The simplest possibility is that the co-pilot was...

The simplest possibility is that the co-pilot was aiming for an approximately particular area of the Alps to come to an end, whether to end up in a very remote area or to indulge in some 9/11 based...
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Posted By venk

I wonder why the "investigator" blabbing to NY...

I wonder why the "investigator" blabbing to NY Times, failed to mention if there was (or wasn't) the alarm sound in the cockpit from an attempt to open the door from outside while he was quite...
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Posted By venk

I can understand the indignation against such...

I can understand the indignation against such imputation, the author didn't say that was the case. I read it as also allowing for that possibility until it is officially determined.

Having said...
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Posted By venk

True but I was thinking more like banking...

True but I was thinking more like banking safeguards where both people - a pilot and an FA- would be needed to open it with partial codes. :-)

So, a potential hijacker would need to have both of...
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Posted By venk

Oh please. Official spokespeople don't provide...

Oh please. Official spokespeople don't provide exclusives to NYT or any one paper. They would be held to official press conferences. There is absolutely no credibility to asserting that in a case...
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Posted By venk

We are speculating based on partial information...

We are speculating based on partial information from an unnamed source which I believe is a no-no in the forum. :-)

We still don't know the nature of the locking and the entry attempted except for...
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Posted By venk

The problem isn't the quality of the source. My...

The problem isn't the quality of the source. My point is that any official investigator should be held to silence rather than give out partial information that can give rise to premature conclusions...
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Posted By venk

Not necessarily. The pilot inside could have been...

Not necessarily. The pilot inside could have been incapacitated for some reason.

Investigators should be banned from giving out tidbits of info to prevent exactly this type of conclusion...
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Posted By venk

Nothing is indestructible. I believe these are...

Nothing is indestructible. I believe these are tested to withstand significant deceleration to some level of negative Gs and a significant amount of shock/vibration in addition to being submersible...
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Posted By venk

There is a valid argument that aviation industry...

There is a valid argument that aviation industry is leveraging communications technology less than Tesla or soon companies like Uber. And they are happy to take planes out of service for revenue...
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Posted By venk

I find it hard to believe that this was a...

I find it hard to believe that this was a controlled flight into terrain rather than pilots incapacitated flight into terrain unless the act was suicidal.
Feb 8, 15, 5:59 pm
Replies: 35
Views: 8,126
Posted By venk

Am sure it is a rhetorical question but it is...

Am sure it is a rhetorical question but it is usually meant to imply unintentional mistake (that you didn't know you were making) vs intentional "mistake" like for example leaving out something...
Feb 8, 15, 5:42 pm
Replies: 12
Views: 3,109
Posted By venk

Not disagreeing with you but it is not as simple...

Not disagreeing with you but it is not as simple a behavior as it might appear.

Airlines pitch special meals as a marketing tool to encourage people with varying needs (and tastes) to pick their...
Feb 8, 15, 4:31 pm
Replies: 35
Views: 8,126
Posted By venk

The replies so far have been correct. Your...

The replies so far have been correct. Your inconvenience is entirely due to your oversight. Airlines check documents to protect themselves. They will have to carry you out at their expense and some...
Feb 7, 15, 8:51 pm
Replies: 12
Views: 3,109
Posted By venk

It is not unreasonable for airlines to always...

It is not unreasonable for airlines to always look at cost efficiencies in their operations. I am sympathetic towards that. If they didn't offer that choice, I would be fine but to offer it and...
Feb 7, 15, 10:49 am
Replies: 12
Views: 3,109
Posted By venk

Odd change to Y Hindu meal out of SFO

First of all, I pretty much eat anything (as long as it doesn't move by itself on the plate) so this isn't some outrage at violation of religious or dietary beliefs but rather amusement at how...
Jan 9, 15, 12:05 am
Replies: 212
Views: 18,258
Posted By venk

I am not agreeing or disagreeing with you since I...

I am not agreeing or disagreeing with you since I don't know UA's thought process and calculations on this. Just saying it is not necessary to overspin the situation with statements like...
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