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by Jamake1
Sun Oct 07, 2018 9:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will Alaska de-hub SFO and LAX?
Replies: 82
Views: 9322

Re: Will Alaska debub SFO&LAX?

DarthLobster wrote:
People aren’t willing to pay for enjoyable air travel.


This is the most honest statement I’ve ever read on A.Net.

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by Jamake1
Fri Sep 28, 2018 9:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Plane Crash at TKK (Chuuk, FSM) - Air Niugini
Replies: 106
Views: 21909

Re: Plane Crash at TKK (Chuuk, FSM) - Air Niugini

That is indeed not many, but the 11 crew seems like an overkill. According to regulations, it should be 1 stewardess on 50 passengers, right? So 2 pilots and 4 stewardesses = 6 crew. Chances are there may have been some deadheading crews onboard that are included in the crewmember count. Furthermor...

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by Jamake1
Fri Sep 07, 2018 4:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Tahiti Nui reveal brand refresh
Replies: 129
Views: 33319

Re: Air Tahiti Nui reveal brand refresh

I am not sure how I feel about the billboard titles. The ligature gets lost in the windows. I think the font may need to be thicker and the lettering slightly enlarged. The Polynesian carriers certainly do have some of the best liveries going however. Air Tahiti Nui, Fiji Airways, and Hawaiian Airli...

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by Jamake1
Fri Aug 31, 2018 6:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL Orders Shades Down for Taxi and Takeoff
Replies: 59
Views: 12199

Re: DL Orders Shades Down for Taxi and Takeoff

I thought it was an FAA requirement that all shades had to be up for taxi, takeoff and landing. Is that not correct? No, it’s not a FAR, but it should be. I flew for another airline prior to United and it was SOP at my previous carrier that window shades must be up for taxi, T/O, and landing. Unite...

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by Jamake1
Thu Aug 30, 2018 1:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Announces EWR-PRG, EWR-NAP, SFO-AMS
Replies: 125
Views: 14841

Re: United Announces EWR-PRG, EWR-NAP, SFO-AMS

jayunited wrote:
Congrats to SFO, UA over the past few years has really beefed up our TATL service from this hub.


United’s growth at SFO has been nothing short of impressive: AKL; TLV; and soon, double daily to SIN. Really happy to see the company maximizing the full potential of both SFO and EWR.

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by Jamake1
Tue Aug 07, 2018 11:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta CEO: We beat AA/UA because we have the revenue to sustain it
Replies: 127
Views: 13392

Re: Delta CEO: We beat AA/UA because we have the revenue to sustain it

The point is, when you combine network size, scale, operational performance, financial performance, and customer satisfaction, Delta very often leads the pack when it comes to US Airlines, and that's what he's boasting about as it's translating to a revenue premium above Delta's peers. End of story...

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by Jamake1
Thu Aug 02, 2018 5:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines Heathrow Hub?
Replies: 45
Views: 8465

Re: United Airlines Heathrow Hub?

I know for many years up until at least 2014/15 they had a crew hub at LHR for flight attendants, they were American crew but based and lived in London, I used to see the crew on a regular basis at the crew parking lot at LHR. The UA cabin crews based at LHR are not exclusively American. I would sa...

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by Jamake1
Thu Aug 02, 2018 5:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines Heathrow Hub?
Replies: 45
Views: 8465

Re: United Airlines Heathrow Hub?

departedflights wrote:
There is also this advertisement from around the time of the acquisition in 1991:

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Today United flies the following routes from LHR: DEN*, EWR, IAD, IAH, LAX, ORD, SFO.

*Seasonal

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by Jamake1
Thu Jul 26, 2018 4:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Q2 2018 earnings
Replies: 118
Views: 10361

Re: JetBlue Q2 2018 earnings

I can see Southwest easily becoming the dominant carrier at LGB before too long.

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by Jamake1
Wed Jul 25, 2018 9:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boom Supersonic corp unveils plan for 55-seat supersonic jet
Replies: 87
Views: 11377

Re: Boom Supersonic corp unveils plan for 55-seat supersonic jet

You can still rest in economy class. Even I can, and usually find it very hard to get rest in economy class. I was also able to work in economy class too. The seats had power sockets provided, so my computer did't run out of power. It was fine. These big flat seats and fancy wine and dining are not...

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by Jamake1
Tue Jun 26, 2018 5:27 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: What is proper protocol for clearing vomit on aircraft?
Replies: 25
Views: 2287

Re: What is proper protocol for clearing vomit on aircraft?

I would think that Alaska would have an infection control kit onboard its A/C like other airlines. The kit contains all the tools needed to clean up vomit. There is a powder substance that crystalizes the vomit and neutralizes the odor. There is also a plastic scoop and accompanying flap to scoop up...

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by Jamake1
Tue Jun 26, 2018 2:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Help me to identify this wrecked aircraft!
Replies: 8
Views: 1846

Re: Help me to identify this wrecked aircraft!

Gives new meaning to the expression, “Take what you want and leave the rest.”

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by Jamake1
Tue Jun 26, 2018 1:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What should UA do to close the gap with DL?
Replies: 233
Views: 23286

Re: What should UA do to close the gap with DL?

VC10er wrote:
And UA has forever had that mindset: focused on Premium and reward loyalty.
“Follow the money”


That mindset did not survive the merger.

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by Jamake1
Mon Jun 18, 2018 9:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Problem With United FAs. Even I'm Fuming At This!
Replies: 240
Views: 67018

Re: THE Problem With United FAs. Even I'm Fuming At This!

ual763 wrote:
Oh Hey Gianna!


Brilliant! :rotfl:

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by Jamake1
Mon Jun 18, 2018 9:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Problem With United FAs. Even I'm Fuming At This!
Replies: 240
Views: 67018

Re: THE Problem With United FAs. Even I'm Fuming At This!

The flight in question, was a p.s. subfleet aircraft with 142 seats (J28W42Y70), meaning just 3 FAs. Do you mean just 3 F/A’s in United Business? Because that is how UB is staffed on the p.s. flights on pm-UA 757-200 aircraft. 2 additional F/A’s work in the Y cabin. I could tell from the photo that...

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by Jamake1
Mon Jun 18, 2018 6:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: David Neeleman Raising Funds for New U.S. Airline
Replies: 243
Views: 27974

Re: David Neeleman Raising Funds for New U.S. Airline

This is very exciting...

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by Jamake1
Sun Jun 17, 2018 10:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 6/17/2018:AA Drops ORD-BIS/BOI/COS/RAP/RNO for Winter or More;SXM Cuts;DY Shuffle;EY Pares JFK-AUH
Replies: 87
Views: 11753

Re: OAG Changes 6/17/2018:AA Drops ORD-BIS/BOI/COS/RAP/RNO for Winter or More;SXM Cuts;DY Shuffle;EY Pares JFK-AUH

So you think because of the reduction of flights its not up and coming or doing well?. SMH! Americans have the strangest mindset. To be fair, Nicaragua has been experiencing considerable civil unrest ever since the government changed social security laws. The U.S. State Department has issued a Leve...

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by Jamake1
Fri Jun 08, 2018 11:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What should UA do to close the gap with DL?
Replies: 233
Views: 23286

Re: What should UA do to close the gap with DL?

Actually, they cut to profitability, not only the scope of the airline, but the products offered...problem is, they also eroded high quality revenue generation - This is precisely what ocurred and is still the crux of United’s problem. Delta has invested heavily in its products and services and as ...

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by Jamake1
Thu Jun 07, 2018 5:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What should UA do to close the gap with DL?
Replies: 233
Views: 23286

Re: What should UA do to close the gap with DL?

Austin787 wrote:
The quick answer: hire Richard Anderson to be their next CEO


I believe Jim Whitehurst sits on the Board at UAL (UCH?). He would be an effective leader as well.

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by Jamake1
Thu Jun 07, 2018 3:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What should UA do to close the gap with DL?
Replies: 233
Views: 23286

Re: What should UA do to close the gap with DL?

I think the HD 772s will remain on EWR-DUB/BCN/MAD routes during the busy summer travel season for the next few years. Right now UA has at least 3-4 77Es out of service in either HKG or XMN for schedule maintenance or Polaris installation. That combined with the fact that UA is filling up those HD ...

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by Jamake1
Wed Jun 06, 2018 10:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA pilot removed from cockpit.
Replies: 52
Views: 12492

Re: BA pilot removed from cockpit.

mrbonfire wrote:
There is no such thing as an addictive personality.


Mmmm Hmmm. You clearly have no idea what you’re talking about. If you’re a pilot, go speak to the EAP representatives in your union. They can educate you on the matter.

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by Jamake1
Wed Jun 06, 2018 9:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA pilot removed from cockpit.
Replies: 52
Views: 12492

Re: BA pilot removed from cockpit.

I disagree, and I don't ride horses. This guy made a conscious decision to turn up for work not just over the aviation legal limit, but over the driving legal limit. Those tests would have been done some time after he turned up for work, when he would have been even further over the limit. He could...

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by Jamake1
Wed Jun 06, 2018 6:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA pilot removed from cockpit.
Replies: 52
Views: 12492

Re: BA pilot removed from cockpit.

I am dismayed to read some of the comments on here. Addiction has nothing to do with one's character. It is a disease that certain people are predisposed to. The fact that this fellow showed up to pilot an aircraft shows us the utter powerlessness of the disease of alcoholism. This does not exonerat...

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by Jamake1
Wed Jun 06, 2018 4:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What should UA do to close the gap with DL?
Replies: 233
Views: 23286

Re: What should UA do to close the gap with DL?

Dear Jamake, There is a decent chance you have had me as a customer, probably no way to know for sure. But I want to say a huge “Thank You” because I have experienced extraordinary service on United by people like you. I do indeed think it’s unfair to paint all of UA’s customer facing people (inclu...

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by Jamake1
Wed Jun 06, 2018 1:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: "Only a man can run an airline."
Replies: 137
Views: 10974

Re: "Only a man can run an airline."

If Dagny Taggart can run Taggart Transcontinental Railroad, then a woman can run an airline...

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by Jamake1
Tue Jun 05, 2018 4:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA with extensive damage makes emergency landing
Replies: 4
Views: 792

Re: AA with extensive damage makes emergency landing

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There's already and extensive thread on this with posted photos...

viewtopic.php?f=3&t=1395691

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by Jamake1
Tue Jun 05, 2018 4:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What should UA do to close the gap with DL?
Replies: 233
Views: 23286

Re: What should UA do to close the gap with DL?

I see a lot of "it's management's fault" in 99% of these responses. Do work groups or even better yet individual employees take any responsibility for the state of their airline? It's been 8 years and we still read about this UA vs CO crap. When is the last time anyone has seen or heard a...

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by Jamake1
Mon Jun 04, 2018 4:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What should UA do to close the gap with DL?
Replies: 233
Views: 23286

Re: What should UA do to close the gap with DL?

chepos wrote:
Not sure what this constant anti UA sentiment is all about.


Delta earned $676 million in 1Q2018. United earned $147 million in 1Q2018. The sentiment is about UA's lagging performance across multiple metrics. The gap between DL's performance and UA's performance isn't narrowing.

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by Jamake1
Mon Jun 04, 2018 2:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What should UA do to close the gap with DL?
Replies: 233
Views: 23286

Re: What should UA do to close the gap with DL?

DL is just better than UA. It's not any one thing, although DL is definitely the more reliable airline, which matters a lot. Here's a list of things that jump out, some important, some minor, some barely worth mentioning, but all areas where UA lags behind: -Many more RJs, including 50-seaters on 1...

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by Jamake1
Tue May 29, 2018 4:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa Reveals Why It Dropped Yellow From Its Livery (Interview)
Replies: 179
Views: 31547

Re: Lufthansa Reveals Why It Dropped Yellow From Its Livery (Interview)

Its a decent livery but these arguments are a slap in the face to the reality of the literal race to the bottom that is across the board the modern airline travel experience. One where passengers vote on fare price only and not paint color, cabin finishes, the colors in the app, lack of food, lack ...

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by Jamake1
Tue May 29, 2018 1:21 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: The Downgrade of Hawaii Inflight Service
Replies: 42
Views: 5486

Re: The Downgrade of Hawaii Inflight Service

Many others have spoken about the fact that because the Hawaii market is so low-yielding that airlines don't need to offer meals or other "extra services." Can anyone tell me though, in what high-yielding domestic US markets can economy class passengers expect to receive an enhanced servi...

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by Jamake1
Mon May 28, 2018 4:41 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: The Downgrade of Hawaii Inflight Service
Replies: 42
Views: 5486

Re: The Downgrade of Hawaii Inflight Service

They should give the same offering with their International flight, at least for the Hawaii to Central/Eastern US. I mean, the US domestic ticket is expensive so they should give a better offering. I guess that's the problem when a country as big as the US have so few airline with all the mergers a...

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by Jamake1
Mon May 28, 2018 1:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 5/27/2018:AA Drops LAX-MBJ;XE Changes Cali Network;P1/J1/4P Swaps;4O Drops SAT/IAH-BJX
Replies: 45
Views: 7370

Re: OAG Changes 5/27/2018:AA Drops LAX-MBJ;XE Changes Cali Network;P1/J1/4P Swaps;4O Drops SAT/IAH-BJX

Because LAS is higher yield? *XE BUR-CCR JUL 0.9>3 AUG 0.9>3 SEP 0.8>0 OCT 0.9>0 NOV 0.9>0 DEC 0.8>0 JAN 0.9>0 FEB 0.9>0 *XE BUR-LAS JUL 0.5>5 AUG 0.4>6 *XE BUR-OAK JUL 1.2>3 AUG 1.2>3 SEP 1.1>0 OCT 1.2>0 NOV 1.1>0 DEC 1.1>0 JAN 1.2>0 FEB 1.1>0 XE BUR-SJC JUL 0.6>0.2 AUG 0.6>0.1 *XE LAS-OAK JUL 0>0...

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by Jamake1
Wed May 23, 2018 4:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Saudia A332 operated by Onur Air land without nose landing gear
Replies: 20
Views: 7274

Re: Saudia A332 operated by Onur Air land without nose landing gear

DocLightning wrote:
I wonder why they evacuated via slide.


It is quite common to use evacuation slides in a gear up landing...especially with the risk of fire to the undercarriage or with engines contacting the pavement.

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by Jamake1
Fri May 18, 2018 12:11 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airline livery you miss the most
Replies: 166
Views: 9458

Re: Airline livery you miss the most

Air Cal

Braniff’s “Ultra” look

Air Florida

Mexicana’s multi-colored motif tails

Hughes Airwest

Texas International

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by Jamake1
Thu May 17, 2018 10:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA tells FAs to stop Sloppy Grooming
Replies: 168
Views: 19550

Re: UA tells FAs to stop Sloppy Grooming

I was London-based for a number of years. It was always a source of pride to walk through airports with LHR-based colleagues who elevate United’s brand in terms of uniform appearance and inflight service standards.

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by Jamake1
Thu May 17, 2018 10:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Questionable (Failed?) USA Mergers
Replies: 99
Views: 8442

Re: Questionable (Failed?) USA Mergers

-= SWA/Air Tran: Probably doesn't fulfill the criteria of questionable or failed...but it was unique! SWA's 1 & only merger (aside from Muse...tiny & kinda "mean spirited"). Obviously, this was the result of SWA adapting to what the market was dictating, & it wasn't dictating ...

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by Jamake1
Thu May 17, 2018 9:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA CFO Resigns
Replies: 41
Views: 10122

Re: UA CFO Resigns

masseybrown wrote:
Levy must have been the guy who said let's bring back forty-six of 50-seaters. :)


Or the guy who said let’s deploy high-density 777’s with no video screens on transatlantic routes.

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by Jamake1
Thu May 17, 2018 5:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA's position in NYC
Replies: 106
Views: 12492

Re: AA's position in NYC

I don't see this as AA throwing in the towel. The marketplace has changed. JetBlue got much larger from NYC to the Caribbean due to a considerably lower cost structure over the past decade. DL became dominant in part due to the slot swap with the former USAirways. Then the industry consolidated and ...

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by Jamake1
Wed May 16, 2018 5:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why National Airlines never went Pacific
Replies: 70
Views: 4625

Re: Why National Airlines never went Pacific

It is quite a story, from a basic domestic carrier to the American airline with the best route system in the world The best route system in the world perhaps, but not the most well-managed airline in the world. Nearly eight years later, United still has a long way to go toward leveraging its assets...

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by Jamake1
Wed May 16, 2018 2:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska to Close Pilot Base in NYC
Replies: 83
Views: 9764

Re: Alaska to Close Pilot Base in NYC

NameOmitted wrote:
Well... There's internet bulletin boards...


Touché.

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by Jamake1
Tue May 15, 2018 11:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska to Close Pilot Base in NYC
Replies: 83
Views: 9764

Re: Alaska to Close Pilot Base in NYC

rbavfan wrote:

Would you like to move to a new city every time you want to bid on a new route. Moving is expensive & more time consuming. It's not just the apartment it's the packing, shipping, new utility hookups.


Nothing is more time consuming than commuting.

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by Jamake1
Tue May 15, 2018 10:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines to close St. Louis pilot base in September 2018
Replies: 51
Views: 12491

Re: American Airlines to close St. Louis pilot base in September 2018

Flight crews who live away from base for lower taxes end up paying a huge price in time. For me, the time cost outweighed the higher expense of living near my assigned domocile.

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by Jamake1
Tue May 15, 2018 10:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska to Close Pilot Base in NYC
Replies: 83
Views: 9764

Alaska to Close Pilot Base in NYC

https://www.cnbc.com/2018/05/15/alaska- ... -york.html
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Base closure coming in September. Former NY-based VX pilots offered positions at LAX or SFO.

https://www.cnbc.com/2018/05/15/alaska- ... -york.html

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by Jamake1
Mon May 14, 2018 4:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA kicks off 1st class pax for serving drinks to economy pax
Replies: 30
Views: 7731

Re: AA kicks off 1st class pax for serving drinks to economy pax

There’s a way to do this. A brief explanation that you have two friends, business partners, associates, etc. sitting in Economy, followed by a very nice request to the flight attendant, will often yield the desired result.

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by Jamake1
Sat May 12, 2018 12:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA East Coast network changes
Replies: 92
Views: 14817

Re: Rumor: UA cutting EWR-BDL/BWI/DSM and while expanding domestic service

MIflyer12 wrote:
PSP just isn't a destination for much of the East - or they fly to LAX and enjoy the drive into the desert. Looking at PSP arrivals yesterday and I don't see anything east of MSP (Sun Country!) and ORD (AA).


Doesn’t JetBlue fly JFK-PSP seasonally?

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by Jamake1
Thu May 10, 2018 3:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will Southwest entry into Hawaii speed up merger discussions of HA with B6
Replies: 72
Views: 7681

Re: Will Southwest entry into Hawaii speed up merger discussions of HA with B6

I’ve always thought Hawaiian’s route system would nicely complement JetBlue’s network...especially if B6 expands across the Atlantic and/or into S. America. Having said that, I would hate for either to lose their brand identity to a merger.

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by Jamake1
Sat May 05, 2018 3:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bloomberg article: Watch Out, Airlines. High Speed Rail Now Rivals Flying on Key Routes
Replies: 239
Views: 19377

Re: Watch Out, Airlines. High Speed Rail Now Rivals Flying on Key Routes

It’s a shame that none of those high speed rail markets are in the US.

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by Jamake1
Wed May 02, 2018 3:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Cracks Down on FA Trip Hoarding and Selling
Replies: 61
Views: 13317

Re: AA Cracks Down on FA Trip Hoarding and Selling

The bigger problem is that US carriers allow senior flight attendants to not fly...or fly minimally...while retaining full benefits. This gives very senior F/A’s little incentive to retire.

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