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by sldispatcher
Tue Jun 06, 2017 4:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Support Dog Mauls Passenger on DL Flight
Replies: 118
Views: 15136

Re: Support Dog Mauls Passenger on DL Flight

It's time to stop this emotional support nonsense. It IS nonsense. I'm an MD I'll go for having guide dogs for the blind onboard..and even then, if that person is traveling alone. If they are accompanied by a sighted person, they don't need the dog on the plane. The problem is that if the industry d...

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by sldispatcher
Tue Jun 06, 2017 4:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA rebanking of IAH - fully loaded or just a skeleton?
Replies: 28
Views: 6895

Re: UA rebanking of IAH - fully loaded or just a skeleton?

That may be his theory, but the pricing engine on United tends to mark up anything that connects via IAH westbound $50 to $100 higher per person as opposed to the single DEN flight we have. Plus, if the new flight times are any indication when looking ahead to Sept/Oct (and again, not sure those are...

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by sldispatcher
Tue Jun 06, 2017 1:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA rebanking of IAH - fully loaded or just a skeleton?
Replies: 28
Views: 6895

Re: UA rebanking of IAH - fully loaded or just a skeleton?

I'm sure there is some sort of ripple effect throughout the system with crews and aircraft availability. Not an easy task.

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by sldispatcher
Mon Jun 05, 2017 3:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA rebanking of IAH - fully loaded or just a skeleton?
Replies: 28
Views: 6895

Re: UA rebanking of IAH - fully loaded or just a skeleton?

Yes, I know they are rebanking. The question is whether or not the schedules are fully loaded or just the initial framework is in place.

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by sldispatcher
Mon Jun 05, 2017 3:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA rebanking of IAH - fully loaded or just a skeleton?
Replies: 28
Views: 6895

UA rebanking of IAH - fully loaded or just a skeleton?

I've noticed some changes in flight in Houston with the pending rebanking for the Fall. Some of them are creating 3 hour layovers for smaller markets. I would think it might be July before it is solidified? Or do you think that it is what it is now? Because if it is, this is reminiscent of the disas...

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by sldispatcher
Sat May 20, 2017 6:43 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Potential "emotional support" v. service animal solution
Replies: 40
Views: 2227

Re: Potential "emotional support" v. service animal solution

Here's a solution: LEAVE THE PET AT HOME! Where does it end? That's the problem with these SJW efforts on the permanently offended class. You make it where you have to have the dog, what about the boa constrictor? The horse? For 40 years, I have seen people fly without needing these dumb pets on the...

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by sldispatcher
Thu Apr 20, 2017 2:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Passenger assaults AA pilot in MCI.
Replies: 75
Views: 13043

Re: Passenger assaults AA pilot in MCI.

Is there a point to this rant? Of course, passengers should not be permitted to assault crew. Does that make up for crappy service across the industry in general? What's your point? That was sort of typical a.net rude. I fly quite a bit each year and it the norm to have efficient, if not always war...

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by sldispatcher
Wed Apr 19, 2017 12:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Earnings Call 18 April
Replies: 81
Views: 11770

Re: United Earnings Call 18 April

Regarding the rebanking it was announced back in November that IAH would go from 10 directional hub banks to 8 omni-directional banks during second half of 2017. . I wonder when the schedules will be loaded to reflect that change in banking? I would think by mid-summer they should be in place. Unle...

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by sldispatcher
Wed Apr 19, 2017 4:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Earnings Call 18 April
Replies: 81
Views: 11770

Re: United Earnings Call 18 April

, and UA plans to re-bank Houston later this year which will give them the platform to grow IAH more and improve PRASM even more. This is good news for IAH from UA, considering how rough 2016 was for the IAH hub. I personally think this is sorely needed. Our sky high fares out of a small regional m...

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by sldispatcher
Mon Apr 17, 2017 4:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 4/16/2017: AA Adds CLT-SHV/TOL; DL Cuts SLC-GCC
Replies: 88
Views: 11318

Re: OAG Changes 4/16/2017: AA Adds CLT-SHV/TOL; DL Cuts SLC-GCC

Glad to see SHV score another route. That being said, tickets are over $1000 RT. At those levels, it won't last. I am not seeing those high fares, unless you are referring to out and back same/day. This is all about connections. At one time, this was one of the biggest non-hub Eagle stations in ter...

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by sldispatcher
Thu Mar 16, 2017 4:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Proposed Essential Air Service elimination
Replies: 170
Views: 13114

Re: Proposed Essential Air Service elimination

This program should be a state or local level program with perhaps a few matching federal dollars. Maybe 10% or 20% at most. My qualifications would be: 1) must be networked carrier with connections/interline agreements 2) must be at least 2 hour drive from nearest airport served by a network carrie...

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by sldispatcher
Fri Mar 10, 2017 11:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aviation Week: Embraer, Bombardier Delay Larger RJ's, Don't Expect Scope Relief
Replies: 56
Views: 4847

Re: Aviation Week: Embraer, Bombardier Delay Larger RJ's, Don't Expect Scope Relief

I have a hard time believing that spread out over 70-100 seats for a 1-2 hour flight that a mainline contracted pilot and crew is that much more expensive than a regional pilot. Anecdotally, many of us in these RJ markets are paying premium prices for our coach fares just to originate from our local...

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by sldispatcher
Mon Mar 06, 2017 5:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 3/5/2017: AA Drops LGAYYZ,3M out of Cuba?,DL Adds DTWSNA, UA Cuts Flights
Replies: 86
Views: 9800

Re: OAG Changes 3/5/2017: AA Drops LGAYYZ,3M out of Cuba?,DL Adds DTWSNA, UA Cuts Flights

You know, I'll tell that I know A LOT OF AIRLINE PLANNERS all the way up the corporate ladder who watch this thread. It's quite possible this thread caused LGA-YYZ to reappear, either because it was a mistake or it caused somebody to make a phone call and question the decision by an underling. I th...

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by sldispatcher
Mon Mar 06, 2017 5:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 3/5/2017: AA Drops LGAYYZ,3M out of Cuba?,DL Adds DTWSNA, UA Cuts Flights
Replies: 86
Views: 9800

Re: OAG Changes 3/5/2017: AA Drops LGAYYZ,3M out of Cuba?,DL Adds DTWSNA, UA Cuts Flights

With the DEN gate space being so tight, is it possible some of these schedule changes are trying to get additional cities gate space at DEN? I mean, is LAX-DEN really all that high yielding, or is it more important to yield have the CID-LAX passenger vs. market share? Is not a flight every 3 hours o...

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by sldispatcher
Tue Feb 28, 2017 6:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 2/26/2017: UA Adds 18 Routes!!! CHO/CMI/COU/RST/STS
Replies: 95
Views: 14296

Re: OAG Changes 2/26/2017: UA Adds 18 Routes!!! CHO/CMI/COU/RST/STS

Wonder how often the releases will come regarding new routes...if up to 20 from O'Hare alone is to be believed, there are more announcements on the way. Can DEN pull off any more banks?

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by sldispatcher
Tue Feb 28, 2017 6:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Wisconsin Signs 5-Year CPA with United
Replies: 66
Views: 12100

Re: Air Wisconsin Signs 5-Year CPA with United

If I were UAL, and wanted to purchase a new small narrow body aircraft knowing that I could then add 70 seat capacity, would I first plan to shift the 50 seat flying away from the carrier I was going to give the new 70 seat frames to? Just asking this rogue's gallery which step the company would mos...

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by sldispatcher
Mon Feb 20, 2017 4:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AE upgrade on BTR-DFW
Replies: 3
Views: 903

Re: AE upgrade on BTR-DFW

SHV is getting the same bump up

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by sldispatcher
Wed Jan 18, 2017 5:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: United to Place order This Wednesday
Replies: 83
Views: 16785

Re: Rumor: United to Place order This Wednesday

Will be interesting for sure. Thanks for posting. 777-300ER top up seems inevitable. 321LR seems reasonable as well for serving several different sort of markets but I'm not a fan of the tiny windows on Airbii.. I'm wishing for a new small narrow body order in there I would also suggest that plane s...

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by sldispatcher
Fri Nov 18, 2016 9:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Trump wants privatized ATC in the US
Replies: 75
Views: 11772

Re: Trump wants privatized ATC in the US

Name 10 things other than defense that the government does better than the private sector. I don't hear anyone begging the government to take over their favorite airline because it is not safe enough. Depending on who you read, removing the ATC from the government slush fund may actually help get ri...

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by sldispatcher
Fri Nov 18, 2016 9:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United To Expand Into Smaller Cities
Replies: 140
Views: 22633

Re: United To Expand Into Smaller Cities

I'm going to guess they are going to connect into the deep south from ORD. This could also be a reach from EWR into smaller cities. I love our connection to DEN (from SHV) , but would be much better if it were twice daily. I notice that DEN does lots of single pair flights out of DEN.

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by sldispatcher
Thu Nov 17, 2016 5:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA orders 24 Ejets
Replies: 46
Views: 12144

Re: UA orders 24 Ejets

With the Shreveport ExpressJet base closing in Spring 2017, I have a feeling that several cities are about to get a rude awakening on the frequency side of things. Not necessarily a bad thing. I, for one, never thought a city pair needed 8 - 12 flights a day, especially when it comes to utilizing RJ...

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by sldispatcher
Tue Nov 15, 2016 4:00 am
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: DFW 1990's video with ATC
Replies: 8
Views: 2151

Re: DFW 1990's video with ATC

You are welcome. Have more footage yet to upload. Will work on it later this week. Hopefully the quality is not too irritating to anyone, but about the best I can do. The motion stabilization software by youtube is really helping cut down on the otherwise terrible camera work on my part!

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by sldispatcher
Mon Nov 14, 2016 3:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: GLO Celebrates Anniversary/Special Announcement
Replies: 16
Views: 1555

Re: GLO Celebrates Anniversary/Special Announcement

I would like to see them connect VPS to SHV for the summer. A few years ago, the airport had a successful SHV-Gulf Coast jet flight that was packed each time it went out. (I can't even remember the operator anymore..737-400 I believe). Not sure if Branson was as hot as it was 10 years ago, but that ...

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by sldispatcher
Sun Nov 13, 2016 5:33 am
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: DFW 1990's video with ATC
Replies: 8
Views: 2151

Re: DFW 1990's video with ATC

https://youtu.be/qSBp5YXBQRI
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Alright..here is 3rd section:

https://youtu.be/qSBp5YXBQRI

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by sldispatcher
Thu Nov 03, 2016 2:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IF UAL to top off WB order, 787/777/350 first?
Replies: 23
Views: 4453

IF UAL to top off WB order, 787/777/350 first?

With the recent roll out of the 77W for UAL and some shifts in international assignments for the widebody fleet, was wondering IF United were to place a top off order for more widebodies would it be for the 787, 777 or 350 first? I'm thinking the 787-9 would be the first because of range vs. economi...

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by sldispatcher
Wed Oct 26, 2016 12:50 am
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: DFW 1990's video with ATC
Replies: 8
Views: 2151

Re: DFW 1990's video with ATC

You are welcome, I have more on the way (night time/storm/etc.)

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by sldispatcher
Tue Oct 25, 2016 7:02 pm
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: DFW 1990's video with ATC
Replies: 8
Views: 2151

Re: DFW 1990's video with ATC

https://youtu.be/lemLIg-8hWo
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Went ahead with 2nd upload

https://youtu.be/lemLIg-8hWo

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by sldispatcher
Tue Oct 25, 2016 2:28 am
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: DFW 1990's video with ATC
Replies: 8
Views: 2151

Re: DFW 1990's video with ATC

To be honest, I cannot recall the exact timeframe, but would assume several on here could nail it by what is present on the video.

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by sldispatcher
Tue Oct 25, 2016 1:50 am
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: DFW 1990's video with ATC
Replies: 8
Views: 2151

DFW 1990's video with ATC

After procrastinating for several years, I finally got my Hi8 DFW films transferred to digital. I have probably 3 hours worth, but decided to load up one just to see if there was any interest. The camera work is terrible, the film grainy compared to today's HD, but it sure does bring back memories! ...

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by sldispatcher
Fri Oct 14, 2016 12:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Black DR says DL F/A didn't believe she's a DR during medical emergency..
Replies: 130
Views: 9958

Re: Black DR says DL F/A didn't believe she's a DR during medical emergency..

Whatever happened to the concept of a person makes a mistake, learns from it, then moves on? Oh no, that's not permitted anymore. Welcome to 2016, where a person is required to be shamed and pilloried for making even the slightest of mistakes. How is being blatantly racist a "mistake"? I'...

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by sldispatcher
Fri Oct 14, 2016 12:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Black DR says DL F/A didn't believe she's a DR during medical emergency..
Replies: 130
Views: 9958

Re: Black DR says DL F/A didn't believe she's a DR during medical emergency..

Whatever happened to the concept of a person makes a mistake, learns from it, then moves on? Unbelievable. Do you have proof that the flight attendant's decision was based strictly on race? Could it have been on appearance of youth? Dress style? Does racism exist in 2016? Yes indeed. No doubt. But ...

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by sldispatcher
Fri Oct 14, 2016 4:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Black DR says DL F/A didn't believe she's a DR during medical emergency..
Replies: 130
Views: 9958

Re: Black DR says DL F/A didn't believe she's a DR during medical emergency..

Whatever happened to the concept of a person makes a mistake, learns from it, then moves on? I'm sorry Dr. Cross was treated inappropriately for whatever reason. It happens to people based on religion, color, culture, body shape, beauty, etc. everyday. Sooner or later, we can all think of a time we ...

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by sldispatcher
Sun Aug 21, 2016 3:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United extra gates in DEN
Replies: 28
Views: 6550

Re: United extra gates in Den

It would be nice to see those extra gates. I believe there has been some scheduling changes to markets (albeit not big ones) just because they have run out of gate space at 10am. Extending west would be a great idea off of B. Any terminal change will add quite a bit of connection time and they alrea...

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by sldispatcher
Sun Jul 31, 2016 6:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Large UA OMA capacity increase
Replies: 26
Views: 3751

Re: Large UA OMA capacity increase

It's the best domestic hub for connecting, by far. Sorry fanboys. I would second that motion and we only have one flight a day there. The single concourse connection makes it so much nicer. It also serves to break up rather long west of the Mississippi journeys for the traveler. My only beef is wit...

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by sldispatcher
Wed Jul 27, 2016 7:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Motley Fool: Possible UA hub closures IAD/LAX
Replies: 109
Views: 13927

Re: Motley Fool: Possible UA hub closures IAD/LAX

And Delta "may" close Salt Lake City or Seattle, American "may" close Phoenix. Not trying to insult, but nothing indicates that IAD needs to be closed. LAX is a hub for appropriate O&D markets that UAL seems to think are worth it. Seems to be more about connectivity to the gl...

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by sldispatcher
Wed Jul 27, 2016 7:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AerCap CEO explains why 777 sales have stalled
Replies: 23
Views: 7465

Re: AerCap CEO explains why 777 sales have stalled

This is one of my "casual observer" biggest concerns about companies offering "upgrades" to an existing product...before the upgrade is really ready. In Boeing's case, the -X was offered but with quite a few open assembly slots. They essentially put downward price pressure on the...

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by sldispatcher
Mon Jun 27, 2016 4:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 7/1/2016:Big F9 Change;NH HND-JFK/ORD; AA Drops YKF; UA Trims IAH-LHR
Replies: 61
Views: 9944

Re: OAG Changes 7/1/2016:Big F9 Change;NH HND-JFK/ORD; AA Drops YKF; UA Trims IAH-LHR

Does the UNITED trim of IAH-LHR also coincide with Terminal D work? I would think the IAH airport system will be scrambling to find gates for international carriers. One less IAH - LHR gate utilization could be swapped over to a star alliance partner??
Or is that a stretch from the word go?

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by sldispatcher
Wed Jun 15, 2016 3:19 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Evidence Shows Gun Control Works
Replies: 102
Views: 4989

Re: Evidence Shows Gun Control Works

taking away a civil right will solve a "problem". Just curious: do you believe requiring people to register to vote, or requiring an ID to vote, or denying children the vote, is taking away a civil right? What's wrong with similar requirements for gun owners? Pu. Let's see...don't you hav...

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by sldispatcher
Fri Jun 03, 2016 9:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Horizon Air Warned By FDA About Lack Of Sinks
Replies: 25
Views: 8856

RE: Horizon Air Warned By FDA About Lack Of Sinks

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/moo" class="quote" target="_blank">moo</a> (<a href="#8" class="quote">Reply 8</a>):<br/><i>Its worth noting that many people arent aware that h...

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by sldispatcher
Tue May 03, 2016 2:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing Confirms Review Of Larger -7Max And -9Max - Pt. 1
Replies: 209
Views: 32830

Boeing Confirms Review Of Larger -7Max And -9Max - Pt. 1

What does length of takeoff run have to do with whether an airline would purchase an aircraft? I guess only if it limits the airports it can fly into/out of with max load? It's strictly a theoretical question, but how many single aisle airliners depart each day at max loads anyway? I would assume so...

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by sldispatcher
Mon Apr 18, 2016 3:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Muslim Woman Removed From WN Flight At MDW
Replies: 182
Views: 16966

RE: Muslim Woman Removed From WN Flight At MDW

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/pdx88" class="quote" target="_blank">pdx88</a> (<a href="#46" class="quote">Reply 46</a>):<br/><i>Sounds like you're not so much upset with the ...

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by sldispatcher
Sun Apr 17, 2016 1:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Muslim Woman Removed From WN Flight At MDW
Replies: 182
Views: 16966

RE: Muslim Woman Removed From WN Flight At MDW

You know, the article and the original poster put the fuel to the flame. I have been on a flight where a passenger was removed (had to return to gate). The passenger became unruly. People around and flight attendants were visually concerned. I bet that happens numerous times a day. More than we know...

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by sldispatcher
Fri Apr 15, 2016 2:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta To Buy Up To 125 CSeries: WSJ
Replies: 50
Views: 20724

RE: Delta To Buy Up To 125 CSeries: WSJ

Once again, Delta is beating the other majors on the aircraft front.

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by sldispatcher
Fri Apr 01, 2016 8:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amtrak Cascades Impact On SEA-PDX
Replies: 63
Views: 12481

RE: Amtrak Cascades Impact On SEA-PDX

There are many parts of the country that would love to have the level of rail service that the Cascades has. I do think increasing the frequency may get some people's attention that wasn't there before. I-5 is not fun. Do they need to improve the onboard offerings? Definitely! The café car was rathe...

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by sldispatcher
Fri Apr 01, 2016 7:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amtrak Cascades Impact On SEA-PDX
Replies: 63
Views: 12481

RE: Amtrak Cascades Impact On SEA-PDX

Those assumptions above are based on <acronym title="Seattle / Tacoma - International (SEA / KSEA), USA - Washington">SEA</acronym>-<acronym title="Portland - International (PDX / KPDX), USA - Oregon">PDX</acronym> type pairings as opposed to intermediate points. Olympia to <acronym title="Portland ...

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by sldispatcher
Tue Mar 15, 2016 8:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA Confirms 10-abreast Seating On 772A Fleet
Replies: 92
Views: 23411

RE: UA Confirms 10-abreast Seating On 772A Fleet

I'll be shocked if, under current leadership/management, if something is not done with economy plus before this is all said and done. The question will be $$. I would think an true economy plus product to Hawaii would sell like hotcakes. No one wants to look like a cheapskate on holiday with the spo...

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by sldispatcher
Tue Mar 15, 2016 8:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United CEO Returns To Work After Heart Transplant
Replies: 16
Views: 5088

RE: United CEO Returns To Work After Heart Transplant

I would think if he is worth anything as a leader, he knows how to delegate. He has already built some bridges with labor. I hardly think he was in abstentia on the recent Boeing purchase decision. He looks at numbers/metrics and knows a lot about the performance of the airline. His biggest hurdle i...

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by sldispatcher
Sat Mar 12, 2016 5:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hedge Funds Try To Hijack United Airlines
Replies: 43
Views: 14611

RE: Hedge Funds Try To Hijack United Airlines

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/Pyrex" class="quote" target="_blank">Pyrex</a> (<a href="#11" class="quote">Reply 11</a>):<br/><i>So much ignorance in this thread I don't reall...

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by sldispatcher
Sat Mar 12, 2016 2:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Could Smaller 787 Fill 757 Gap?
Replies: 34
Views: 12180

RE: Could Smaller 787 Fill 757 Gap?

How about just use some later build 767's for a while? The next generation of <acronym title="Sterling European Airlines (Denmark)">NB</acronym> from A & B will most likely reach 757 long distance mission status with tech upgrades to the engines by middle of next decade anyway. I loved the 757 t...

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by sldispatcher
Sun Feb 28, 2016 7:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 3/4/16:2D/4O Both Add LAXCUN; Big AA
Replies: 21
Views: 9516

RE: OAG Changes 3/4/16:2D/4O Both Add LAXCUN; Big AA

#1. These weekly threads are number reason I like A.net. #2. I wonder what size team and what sort of software the US3 use to keep track of available aircraft and seat demand when making these adjustments. I mean you move one piece and it affects so many others. That cascades over into trip planning...

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