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Posted By FD1971

The main reason why airlines tend to ignore...

The main reason why airlines tend to ignore opinions on FT is the reason that the average FT member is only representative for a very small group of travelers, by the way, also not a really lucrative...
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Posted By FD1971

This is correct, the old F after the massive...

This is correct, the old F after the massive increase in miles required was nothing to write home about, although the small 4 seat on the 777 was quite okay.
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Posted By FD1971

And why is that a problem? The CGN catchment...

And why is that a problem?

The CGN catchment area plus a bit of feed plus an ICE stop should be enough to fill the bird. This is a not a major hub and spoke operation with seamless connections,...
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Posted By FD1971

Many studies have the same outcome, people fly...

Many studies have the same outcome, people fly the nonstop as long as the alternative incl. a connection is not really far less expensive.

I also tell you that routes with old C configurations...
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Posted By FD1971

At the end of the day, you have to choose your...

At the end of the day, you have to choose your weapons, some companies invest more in a loyalty scheme, others invest more in the seat, others try to score on food.

The AF First product is pretty...
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Posted By FD1971

The simple fact that they had a lot of CRJs...

The simple fact that they had a lot of CRJs sitting around Kaiserswerth Ost coupled with the fact that you did not tell enough friends about it (size...again ;) ) probably resulted in the new...
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Posted By FD1971

As pointed out before, loads are outstanding,...

As pointed out before, loads are outstanding, yields are very good, so far it works quite well.

Some fans shouting from the stands about some misses passes during the first minutes of play with a...
Jan 1, 16, 7:39 am
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Posted By FD1971

There is no station manager, so an actual AF...

There is no station manager, so an actual AF employee, at YYZ? ;)
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Posted By FD1971

I really doubt that you read "my book" ...

I really doubt that you read "my book"

IIRC, I recommended a good book to you, however I did not even write the foreword. To be honest with you, writing books about such topics is the...
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Posted By FD1971

You will always be able to find an example for a...

You will always be able to find an example for a 20k account being more profitable in comparison to a 40k account, the exception always proves the rule and I can guarantee you that no major European...
Jan 1, 16, 6:13 am
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Posted By FD1971

Folks, once again you have to reconsider...

Folks,

once again you have to reconsider your expectations.

It looks like you are a Platinum, nothing really special, tons of Platinum members around aside from many other folks who book rooms...
Dec 31, 15, 4:09 pm
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Posted By FD1971

I referred to a $100 Westin, the one being...

I referred to a $100 Westin, the one being discussed in this thread, should not too difficult to understand, although I know, judging from your famous Hyatt Diamond thread contribution in recent...
Dec 31, 15, 4:05 pm
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Posted By FD1971

A promise....according to the OP, who has an...

A promise....according to the OP, who has an impressive history of starting threads complaining about incompetency on all levels, various hotels, airlines, TSA etc.

He seems to run into trouble...
Dec 31, 15, 2:53 pm
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Posted By FD1971

Your reputation for missing the point is stellar,...

Your reputation for missing the point is stellar, but in this case we should give you the benefit of the doubt, simply terrible timing. ;)
Dec 31, 15, 2:52 pm
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Posted By FD1971

SPG has nothing to do with a hotel scre**** up a...

SPG has nothing to do with a hotel scre**** up a "non-guatanteed" reservation, so critisizing SPG for it does not make any sense.

And with all due respect, one should not compare a $100 Westin...
Dec 31, 15, 10:07 am
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Posted By FD1971

It is not an excuse, it is the explanation of...

It is not an excuse, it is the explanation of what happened.

The place is booked until Sunday, they already discussed the options internally and presented them to the OP an hour after he checked...
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Posted By FD1971

They are indeed the biggest profit drivers of IAG...

They are indeed the biggest profit drivers of IAG given the interesting transfer pricing strategies they implemented. :p

Big difference between reading and writing all the material consultancies...
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Posted By FD1971

Can you name a single city pair ex GVA for Swiss...

Can you name a single city pair ex GVA for Swiss or ex Lyon for AF that was constantly profitable?

You know what, management is more than happy that they do not have to operate those flights with...
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Posted By FD1971

Isn't it great that reality can be amusing as...

Isn't it great that reality can be amusing as well.

Do you have any idea what happens on key routes to Asia at the moment ex LHR, FRA or MUC?

Probably not, hence I agree that a discussion is...
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Posted By FD1971

Did they migrate after BA stopped flying certain...

Did they migrate after BA stopped flying certain routes…



I understand that FT members always consider themselves to be experts and love to blame the stupid top managers, let it be the milkman...
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Posted By FD1971

It is indeed working quite well, very high loads,...

It is indeed working quite well, very high loads, very solid yields, so far it works as expected. ^
Dec 31, 15, 8:38 am
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Posted By FD1971

You have to understand the two different...

You have to understand the two different perspectives here:

There is absolutely no way that SPG will cover the cost of something like this and publish it on the internet. It is not too difficult...
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Posted By FD1971

Again, it is too general, but probably true in 8...

Again, it is too general, but probably true in 8 out of 10 cases.

I love to play with airlines, i.e. not revealing my profession, resulting in a dialogue every once in a while why 261 and/or the...
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