If this is true, it would kill employee morale across all departments and divisions. AA needs to confront this ASAP before this story gets some legs.Jump to post
"And this Château le Blanc '68 is supposed to be served slightly chilled! This is room temperature! What do you think we are? Animals?!"Jump to post
Easy to say while he's counting his wad. I think he's been classless through this whole process. "Hey, I love you guys!" to the VX crowd while at the same time VX is putting themselves up to the highest bidder. Due to ownership restrictions he was never allowed to retain majority control....Jump to post
Can someone clarify something for me. I fail to see how any element of VX will survive. Isn't moodlighting standard on the B737 at this point and don't the vast majority of customers utilize blue only. Looks like Alaska was going to do all of this even without acquiring Virgin America. Compared to J...Jump to post
Given there's not really much of Amtrak remaining, not sure. I doubt small cities even have stops on Amtrak. Actually Amtrak has the inverse problem compared to EAS. Many of the short haul regional trains have enough local support such as Chicago, Boston and others. The issue is the long haul train...Jump to post
The state of Alaska gives a portion of oil revenue's to its citizens, why is that not used to pay for air service. Why are the oil companies not handing out discounted 100LL if the growth of towns is due to their influence. Prior to aviation many of this towns got by on hunting and trading and could...Jump to post
I'm shaking my head trying to think what in the main cabin would necessitate a diversion due to a spilled drink??? The IFE box, USB port?? They all have circuit breakers to prevent shorts. Why did someone mention smoke in the cockpit, was it steam? Very odd story since such a minor event should hard...Jump to post
jumbojet when you are right, you are right. Like that incident with QR and the Fox Theater. Clearly Fox Theater is a shoddy decrepit operation, a aging broken symbol that Delta in its wisdom pulled its support. I hear if Jetblue has Chick-fil-A at the launch, Delta will pave over the Dwarf House and...Jump to post
The timing is key that something strange occurred. Jetblue makes it clear that they need to set up facilities. Why would B6 scope and plan for E space and ATL say nothing up until the last moment. If the agreement is in writing than ATL is ripe for a lawsuit. I'm still not convinced DL is not doing ...Jump to post
It seems like ATL is going back on their word which is a big deal in new service deals. B6 wanted an E or F gate as a prerequisite and ATL said sure. Now three weeks before service starts they suddenly cannot accommodate them. Delta has already made clear the extent they will go to block a competito...Jump to post
jfklganyc wrote:Hey LGB City Council...paying attention yet?
TMZ has now posted a photo clearly showing Harrison Ford landing on the taxiway Charlie so this is no longer an allegation but a confirmed incursion. http://ll-media.tmz.com/2017/02/16/0216-harrison-ford-landing-tmz-7.jpg http://www.tmz.com/2017/02/16/harrison-ford-plane-landing-photo/ Bottom line i...Jump to post
The problem with cutting this is that there is that too many in both parties are dependent on EAS to deliver accolades with the voters in their districts. I'm not sure there is enough pull in Congress to pull this away entirely. However there might be enough to modify it. Increasing the minimum mile...Jump to post
Nocella was one of the few senior people at pre merger US that was kept in the merger with HP. He handled RM at pre merger US more than a decade ago and the market has changed a lot since he had the reins, he will not doubt look to change RM leadership next. I guess combined with Kirby they should b...Jump to post
Policy is one thing, but when the part is already installed it's too late to take back your mistake.
Looks like the big D stands for something else these days, of course the Fox Theater found that out already.
So his B757 pilot is going to head FAA If he was an ALPA member they might go for it :duck: Seriously though Southwest has advocated making ATC a non profit entity separate from the FAA. Maybe an actual ops person would be best. The current head of the FAA only has experience managing outsourced ai...Jump to post
Someone is going for a swim in the Everglades.
Any MIA ground crew not show for their shift?
With property values in Santa Monica that "Great Park-West" idea should last another week or two. Look for a mix of low and mid-rise commercial buildings with residential condos packing as many fannies as possible in as small a footprint as the developers can get away with. Trees in the p...Jump to post
How did this guy recruit new investors? was he allowed on company property or did employees get greedy and not ask questions when promised 100% returns.Jump to post
If B6 pulls up stakes how much will this hurt the city of Long Beach financially. Jetblue traffic contributes a large percentage of user fees. Would WN be willing or able to commit to expand that much more. They seems to have bigger fish to fry these days.Jump to post
rnav2dlrey wrote:i don't think picking today of all days was a coincidence.
I've never had a high opinion of consultants in the US airline arena. In a large organization as United they typically do work that was already done or come up with asinine marketing insights that are in dozens of industry publications. To mention nothing of the exorbitant amount they charge. Looks ...Jump to post
The biggest issue is that Airbus and Boeing no longer make widebodies optimized for short sectors. Airlines have focused on maximizing usage on longer sectors and thus they no longer ask for models optimized for short haul. Unless I am mistaken the 747-400D was the last short haul optimized model. A...Jump to post
It might be a while, Boeing might see potential to share costs with a military transport program, but they also love keeping older programs alive by militarizing them like the Poseidon. BWB tech is already in the Sentinel. Just a matter of spreading into other programs. A new sheet narrowbody could ...Jump to post
I think if you sat through a pricing meeting at a major you would know that competition in major markets is alive and well, even in smaller markets like my hometown ROC-Florida. These profits are adequate but below many other industries. Perhaps on a.net they seem high, but in business they are nor...Jump to post
The Russians invented stealth???
This is like Chekov telling Kirk that Cognac is from Kazakhstan?
Just wait for the DALPA press release stating that most of those profits belong to themJump to post
LAXintl wrote:Wonder if the concept of splitting the airlines into two units has anything to do with lumping one with the older debts and staff burdens, while allowing the one a cleaner start again?
The market is currently not large however it has really never been truely deregulated so it's true potential is unknown. LATAM was capped by political and infrastructure limitations, frequently both at the same time. I am intrigued by moves to allow airline service at El Palomar. The government shou...Jump to post
The market is currently not large however it has really never been deregulated so it's true potential is unknown. LATAM was capped by political and infrastructure limitations, frequently both at the same time. I am intrigued by moves to allow airline service at a third airport in Buenos Aires. The g...Jump to post
"It's those airplanes flying overhead I tell you. Uncle, are you sure it's not the neighborhood kids you scream at? NO!! I was in the army I know when something big is happening."
Dominic Chianese / Uncle Junior would be perfect for these lines
Depends on lots of things prestige more than likely definitely none involve profit.
Does one of Prayut's relatives want to go to Stanford or UCLA.
I don't know what airlines you guys are talking about, but buddy passes aren't free at most airlines. A one-way buddy pass on Delta from PHX to BUF is $170. This is because Delta switched to a yield based formula during the fuel increases in 07. Of course they have never revisited the issue since i...Jump to post
Unfortunately this will not be solved anytime soon. Perhaps sometime in the distant future lasers or new technologies will be able to pick up some wreckage, possibly by accident. At this point Seaquest will be launched before we find any sign. I guess this will be the Amelia Earhart mystery for our ...Jump to post
NYCRuss wrote:kanban wrote:On the Jetfoils we had Turbine Inlet Temperature Sensors..
Did the sensors jiggle?
Too me it sounds like they are punting this until the next administration comes in. Rumor around VX HQ was that this was closing this week for sure. The timing of this announcement seems clear that that is no longer the case. Shame they have had their chains yanked far too long.Jump to post
Based on the article deletion and the timing I would say that someone got an editorial through that would normally never get approved without a key number of people out for Thanksgiving. Someone's career is either done or on thin ice. Maybe on to Breitbart??Jump to post
About time, UA RM personnel treated Orion like its the best thing since sliced bread. All those who are non UA RM would just roll our eyes. Sounds like the changes take UA back to a way of doing business similar to PMUA instead of ORION which was the CO system. Actually they dumped PROS, based in I...Jump to post
LAXintl wrote:o Invest better RM tools. UA current tech is old and limited capability
There also is this CAPA article from 2013: The US comprised 7% of Emirates' revenue in 2013 I recall Tim Clark saying he would like to increase US revenue to 20% of the business. They could get it if they continue to undercut other airline fares however such a plan could lead to essentially buying ...Jump to post
We have to understand that EKs business model is economy of scale. It's not accidentally, it's intentionally. With the biggest planes, they get the best operation cost. Therefore they can make huge $$$ with load factors in the 70s range. Few airlines are able to do so. A big marketing machine helps...Jump to post
Why do the runways need to be reconfigured? Spacing issue between runways lead to constant delays when the fog rolls in. Also there is no room for such features as an end around taxiway. SFO in the late 90s proposed shifting the runways further apart which would require filling in areas of the bay....Jump to post
Could this finally clear the way for reconfiguration of SFO runways???? If he clears fills all the empty federal judge slots and threatens to overturn the role of the coastal commissions in any lawsuit then they might not fight the project in a lawsuit.Jump to post