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LIAT Airline Collapses #229000
06/29/2020 10:40 PM
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Re: LIAT Airline Collapses [Re: jazzgal] #229001
06/29/2020 11:00 PM
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Not good. While we never had the need to fly them they provided vital connections between islands.

They wont be the last by far.

Boeing has said one of our big airlines could disappear.

https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.fo...lines-coronavirus-travel-bankruptcy/amp/

I think we are going to see a tectonic shift backwards in the travel/cruise/airline industry.

Re: LIAT Airline Collapses [Re: jazzgal] #229005
06/30/2020 08:33 AM
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A lot more to come , very rough times ahead for most of us.

Re: LIAT Airline Collapses [Re: jazzgal] #229011
06/30/2020 10:19 AM
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This is not surprising but breaks my heart. People can say what they want about Liat and it was pretty poorly run, but it always got me (eventually) and my luggage (sometimes) safely to wherever I was going. Caribbean islands needs more cohesion not isolation from one another. Liat provided an important service. I hope OneCaribbean steps up.

Re: LIAT Airline Collapses [Re: jazzgal] #229016
06/30/2020 10:50 AM
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Liat was having problems long before Covid 19 popped up.

Re: LIAT Airline Collapses [Re: SXMScubaman] #229021
06/30/2020 11:18 AM
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Liat was a hot mess for a long time, for sure.


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Re: LIAT Airline Collapses [Re: jazzgal] #229023
06/30/2020 11:52 AM
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Leave Island Any Time. One of our favorites! Flew them alot.

Re: LIAT Airline Collapses [Re: irina] #229025
06/30/2020 11:57 AM
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Re: LIAT Airline Collapses [Re: BillandElaine] #229067
07/01/2020 06:28 AM
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Good one. Many extinct airlines had “funny” acronyms.

Anybody for TWA = ?, NW=? USAIR=?

The Bookmakers have the best odds on American not only going bankrupt but leaving the skies. $33B in debt and all other ratios worse than their competitors.

Hope not, have lots of miles to burn.

Re: LIAT Airline Collapses [Re: PelicanPirate] #229072
07/01/2020 09:19 AM
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Not sure if this is right but USAIR = US SCARE???

Re: LIAT Airline Collapses [Re: SURICK] #229083
07/01/2020 10:37 AM
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You get the steak knives for that one.

Re: LIAT Airline Collapses [Re: jazzgal] #229111
07/01/2020 11:58 AM
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Neil had a ton of LIAT acronym jokes!

Re: LIAT Airline Collapses [Re: jazzgal] #229123
07/01/2020 01:11 PM
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Last In Always Tardy... jester

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Re: LIAT Airline Collapses [Re: jazzgal] #229129
07/01/2020 01:44 PM
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Last In Aviation Technology

Re: LIAT Airline Collapses [Re: jazzgal] #229137
07/01/2020 02:34 PM
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Landing Is Always Terrible


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Re: LIAT Airline Collapses [Re: NeilRooney] #229138
07/01/2020 02:54 PM
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thanks Neil!! Shirt sounds like it will soon be a collector's item!


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Re: LIAT Airline Collapses [Re: jazzgal] #229140
07/01/2020 03:14 PM
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If anyone is old enough to remember Allegahney Airlines we called it agony airline.

Re: LIAT Airline Collapses [Re: PelicanPirate] #229141
07/01/2020 03:15 PM
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Originally Posted by PelicanPirate
Good one. Many extinct airlines had “funny” acronyms.

Anybody for TWA = ?, NW=? USAIR=?

The Bookmakers have the best odds on American not only going bankrupt but leaving the skies. $33B in debt and all other ratios worse than their competitors.

Hope not, have lots of miles to burn.



TWA

Travel With American
Try Walking Across
The Wrong Airline
The Worst Airline
Terrorists Welcome Aboard
Traveling With Angels
Travel Without Arrival
Teenie Weenie Airlines


USAir
Unfortunately, Still Alleghany In Reality

NW
Northworst
Northwaste

Re: LIAT Airline Collapses [Re: wilsonck] #229155
07/01/2020 04:30 PM
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Absolutely great names. Did you make these up or were they commonly used? Hats off if you made them up.

Re: LIAT Airline Collapses [Re: SURICK] #229156
07/01/2020 04:33 PM
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No, these are pretty common in the aviation community.

Re: LIAT Airline Collapses [Re: RonDon] #229412
07/06/2020 03:46 PM
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Allegheny actually became US Air

Re: LIAT Airline Collapses [Re: wbsander] #229418
07/06/2020 08:28 PM
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Originally Posted by wbsander
Allegheny actually became US Air


And it was Piedmont at some point, either before or after Allegheny. I'll be honest, we flew all the predecessors of American and never had a problem. Since they became a part of AA, I can't say the same.

Re: LIAT Airline Collapses [Re: jazzgal] #229500
07/08/2020 10:52 AM
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Re: LIAT Airline Collapses [Re: jazzgal] #229501
07/08/2020 11:04 AM
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Silver, if they can price at a profit and not at a loss, will be the best choice. No airline can prosper at losing prices.

Re: LIAT Airline Collapses [Re: PelicanPirate] #229590
07/09/2020 07:22 PM
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Originally Posted by PelicanPirate
Good one. Many extinct airlines had “funny” acronyms.

Anybody for TWA = ?, NW=? USAIR=?

The Bookmakers have the best odds on American not only going bankrupt but leaving the skies. $33B in debt and all other ratios worse than their competitors.

Hope not, have lots of miles to burn.



Yes, we as well. Someone will eventually pick up the pieces and start flying again. They might even honor your FF miles.


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Re: LIAT Airline Collapses [Re: sxmbeachlover] #229593
07/09/2020 08:05 PM
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I booked mine for next May with AA miles. Not a problem. Did First class.


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