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Old 01.12.2011, 10:24
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Re: American Airlines files for bankruptcy protection

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You mean because AA is based out of Dallas? Originally, though, they were based in NYC, and moved to TX, I think in the mid-60's.
..that's right! If I'm not mistaken, they were based in LGA.
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Re: American Airlines files for bankruptcy protection

Buried deep in American Airlines' Chapter 11 bankruptcy filing is a striking asset -- a townhouse in one of London's most expensive residential streets that property experts say could be worth up to $30 million.

The five-bedroom house in London's high-end Kensington district is a throwback to the airline's expansion two decades ago and stands a 10 minute walk from the former home of Princess Diana, with gentry and diplomats as neighbours.

UK regulatory filings show the house has been used as a residence for senior executives, including the current chairman and chief executive Thomas Horton, since the airline bought it in the early 1990s.

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Re: American Airlines files for bankruptcy protection

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United, American, Delta, Northwest etc. are all terrible airlines run by similarly corrupt corporate fatcats...American taxpayers will continue to flip the bill for a never improving industry

Right now, it's technology & warring - those are the two remaining titans of American industry atm...everything else is substandard
Your bias is showing.
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Old 16.12.2011, 07:46
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Re: American Airlines files for bankruptcy protection

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AA ZH to NYC was probably the worst flight > 5 hours I've ever taken (beaten only by a Monarch charter to Tunisia ). Ancient aircraft, dirty, threadbare seats (the foam was sticking out of the seat next to me), unedible food e.g. rubbery chicken with glutinous polenta, followed by a long life pastry in a sealed bag

Then there is the entertainment system, rows of 80's style screens with bad image burn showing the same sacharine sweet schmaltz. All that would be bearable if the staff weren't so robotic, uncaring and shabby in their polyester uniforms. All they seem to do between services is sit in the galley glowering at passengers

Kevin Spacey is currently fronting their advertising campaign, and even first/business doesn't look that appealing.
Doesn't beat the LH flight I just took from Denver to Frankfurt. Old 747 with no entertainment at all (as in no in seat screens, no music, single ceiling mounted screen at front of rows didn't work) and there were still ash trays mounted next to the doors to the loos. German flight attendants (need I say more?). The psycho Moroccan guy who when bat-shit when I was the second person to tell him to keep it down and almost caused the flight crew to turn around, land, and toss him off.
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Old 16.12.2011, 08:34
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Re: American Airlines files for bankruptcy protection

Nothing beat the old CAAC B.747SP flights. No smoking was more or less on the left of the cabin, otherwise, it was a free for all back in the 1980s. The Chinese have a way with people; none of them meet my "caring criteria" unfortunately.
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Re: American Airlines files for bankruptcy protection

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Your bias is showing.
Do you ever find yourself taking a seat to recover from the dizziness due to all the spin?
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Re: American Airlines files for bankruptcy protection

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..that's right! If I'm not mistaken, they were based in LGA.
I had to check it up and found this here
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Before it was headquartered in Texas, American Airlines was headquartered at 633 Third Avenue in the Murray Hill area of Midtown Manhattan, New York City
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in the late 1960ies, AA had operational bases in both Lakehurst/LaGuardia and Idlewild/JFK, but HQ in Midtown-Manhattan. When D/FW airport opened, AA was attracted by the spacious facilities there and decided to move overthere totally. Nevertheless, AA as late as in 1976 was perceived by many Texans as "those New Yorkers .... have moved into Texas"
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Re: American Airlines files for bankruptcy protection

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Nothing beat the old CAAC B.747SP flights. No smoking was more or less on the left of the cabin, otherwise, it was a free for all back in the 1980s.
Brings back memories...

By the early 90s one could indeed book a non-smoking seat. So that's what I did on a flight to Chengdu, and when checking in was sternly reminded that smoking would be strictly forbidden.

So was a tad surprised when the gentlmen seated on either side of me lit up. I (humbly and politely ) ask the stewardess if I was in the correct section, as I had booked a non-smoking seat. To which she said:

This seat is non-smoking, so you may not smoke. These seats (pointing to my neighbors), smoking is allowed.


But hey - we got there almost on time and in once piece, what more could one ask?


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