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by RDUDDJI
Mon Jul 16, 2018 8:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CLT concourse A
Replies: 37
Views: 5844

Re: CLT concourse A

But like everything else related to CLT, this will largely fly under the radar on a.net, versus if a new concourse/terminal opened at MIA. ?! CLT is one of the most discussed airports on a.net. Sometimes it's the haters with "Is AA going to dehub CLT?", other times it's the fanboys with &...

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by RDUDDJI
Tue Jul 10, 2018 5:52 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Southwest Airlines going Peanut Free!
Replies: 151
Views: 8947

Re: Southwest Airlines going Peanut Free!

Nuts! For the record, about 2/3rds of the kids with peanut allergies have helicopter parents that don't understand peanuts oil spread on a face causes a rash and even plugs pores (zits). For the third that have the alrrgy, we need to figure out what is going wrong. Famine in Africa, we fly in peanu...

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by RDUDDJI
Mon Jul 02, 2018 8:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AUS to become a Delta Focus City
Replies: 424
Views: 41130

Re: AUS to become a Delta Focus City

Congrats to AUS, if there's actually anything to this 7 page long thread with no comment/confirmation from DL... I suspect focus city or not (does the title really even matter?) AUS will see growth from DL and others in the coming years. I hope most is DL, but that remains to be seen. CLT and AUS ar...

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by RDUDDJI
Sun Jul 01, 2018 4:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United daily double SFO-SIN will cancel LAX-SIN
Replies: 121
Views: 20825

Re: United daily double SFO-SIN will cancel LAX-SIN

This tool isn't very useful for SFO when it splits SF and San Jose into two separate metros. I'll never understand why the US Census Bureau split the Bay Area in half while leaving plenty of similarly-sized MSAs intact. I'm with you there. They also split Raleigh and Durham MSA, the main cities of ...

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by RDUDDJI
Tue Jun 26, 2018 9:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta to ban pit bulls as service or emotional support
Replies: 78
Views: 6848

Re: Delta to ban pit bulls as service or emotional support

Absolutely false. *Humans* breed pitbulls for fighting. Uh... the latter does not make the former false. In far more cases (95% to 5%) my statement is correct. Any dog can attack if provoked, but a dog that's been trained that way is FAR more likely to attack. I am happy that your sister's dog is a...

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by RDUDDJI
Thu Jun 21, 2018 9:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta to ban pit bulls as service or emotional support
Replies: 78
Views: 6848

Re: Delta to ban pit bulls as service or emotional support

I don't disagree with Delta's decision. Pits (along with most other breeds) are not really qualified ESAs anyway. Of course, that doesn't stop anybody from bringing their fru-fru dogs on board. Pitbulls are bred for fighting. Absolutely false. *Humans* breed pitbulls for fighting. My sister has a (m...

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by RDUDDJI
Wed Jun 13, 2018 3:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spirit announces GSO
Replies: 52
Views: 5234

Re: Spirit announces GSO

That’s my understanding- lack of RDU gate space and the AA fortress/lack of gates/cost of gates in CLT had NK split the difference. Despite what a.net may tell you: RDU easily has gate space for a carrier with <10 flights a day and CLT's airport fees are some of the lowest in the country (hence the...

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by RDUDDJI
Tue Jun 12, 2018 10:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spirit announces GSO
Replies: 52
Views: 5234

Re: Spirit announces GSO

RDU’s limited gate space right now might have contributed to GSO landing NK. That’s my understanding- lack of RDU gate space and the AA fortress/lack of gates/cost of gates in CLT had NK split the difference. Despite what a.net may tell you: RDU easily has gate space for a carrier with <10 flights ...

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by RDUDDJI
Tue Jun 05, 2018 6:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's going on at RDU - 2018
Replies: 279
Views: 22584

Re: What's going on at RDU - 2018

Personal preferences aside, I wonder how long F9 will actually operate this route with this frequency. The W, Sa-only frequency isn't great, especially for weekend vacationers (and F9's market isn't business travelers). I'm sure the likes of WN and AS are going to be watching F9's load factors. As ...

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by RDUDDJI
Wed May 30, 2018 11:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest ask mother to prove Bi-racial child is her own
Replies: 199
Views: 11900

Re: Southwest ask mother to prove Bi-racial child is her own

I would have no issues with the WN agents behavior, if, the father hadn't been present. If he has the same name as the children I don't see any reason to ask for more identification (this was a domestic flight). Now if both parents had different last names than the children or one parent is trying t...

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by RDUDDJI
Fri May 25, 2018 9:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United gets sued for refusing to land for sick passenger
Replies: 87
Views: 10465

Re: United gets sued for refusing to land for sick passenger

Regarding the 100,000 USD, the cost for surgery and similar can be in the USA the multiple cost of what the same costs in Europe. The USA combines the highest cost of medical service in the western world, with an on average worst results. Fake news. Reality: U.S. non-preventative healthcare (incl. ...

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by RDUDDJI
Fri May 25, 2018 2:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United gets sued for refusing to land for sick passenger
Replies: 87
Views: 10465

Re: United gets sued for refusing to land for sick passenger

Revelation wrote:
Does it really matter why the pax needed emergency medical attention?


Of course. You wouldn't divert an airplane to take care of a paper cut. All situations are different and best left to the professionals (not the internets) to decide course of action.

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by RDUDDJI
Fri May 25, 2018 2:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United gets sued for refusing to land for sick passenger
Replies: 87
Views: 10465

Re: United gets sued for refusing to land for sick passenger

This incident was two years ago, and this is the first I've heard of it. Looks like by and large other media outlets haven't picked this up yet, and the media loves to trash airlines (esp UA). I'd like to hear UA's version of events. I highly doubt they wouldn't have consulted their ground medical s...

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by RDUDDJI
Tue May 22, 2018 6:44 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: US Airspace Reallocation
Replies: 11
Views: 2035

Re: US Airspace Reallocation

I've noticed some of the busiest airports in the US are class C airports, some of them are even busier than a few class B airports. I realize airports like PIT and CVG and CLE used to be powerhouses and needed class B status, but is it really necessary today? Especially when the airspaces of the li...

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by RDUDDJI
Mon May 21, 2018 9:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Frontier: Drunk, CrimeFederal Charges For Man Caught Peeing In-Flight
Replies: 48
Views: 4536

Re: Frontier: Drunk, CrimeFederal Charges For Man Caught Peeing In-Flight

As others have said many times, it's time for fools like this to be permanently banned from flying. FL350 is no place to have to deal with an idiot like this.

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by RDUDDJI
Thu May 17, 2018 12:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAT touts “historic” route announcement - F9 to multiple cities
Replies: 84
Views: 9945

Re: SAT touts “historic” route announcement tomorrow

Found it: F9 SAT-TUL/OKC/CMH/JAX/CLT/CLE/e.t.c No surprise there. F9 has taken the rains lately with their dartboard-like approach. Their presence at SAT is already pretty substantial. Curious as to how you found this out, or if its just pure speculation... Presence at SAT substantial? With what le...

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by RDUDDJI
Mon May 07, 2018 2:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bloomberg article: Watch Out, Airlines. High Speed Rail Now Rivals Flying on Key Routes
Replies: 239
Views: 19123

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

There's not many large cities that close to each other in the US. Most cities in Asia and Europe drawf American cities in population. Most "large" American cities are "medium" by world standards. Not sure what World you live in... Dallas (the 9th largest in the US) is bigger tha...

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by RDUDDJI
Fri May 04, 2018 1:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: F9 Contract Employee Murdered on PHL Ramp by Fellow Employee
Replies: 34
Views: 11803

Re: F9 Employee Murdered on PHL Ramp by Fellow Employee

Horrible situation. However unfortunate it is, it's also definitely worth noting that an employee in the sterile zone had a knife... Sounded like this was in or near a break room (read:kitchen). Even in my post 9/11 ramp days we always had knives in the break rooms. People gotta eat. Even if the en...

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by RDUDDJI
Thu May 03, 2018 2:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's going on at RDU - 2018
Replies: 279
Views: 22584

Re: What's going on at RDU - 2018

With F9 adding DTW (and MSP), that’s likely one less destination possible for any potential Spirit service. Looks like F9 is targeting Delta with these adds and Austin last year. Most F9 routes are only 2-3x weekly. I don't think that minuscule level of service is going to discourage another carrie...

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by RDUDDJI
Wed May 02, 2018 12:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Frontier Airlines Network Thread 2018
Replies: 358
Views: 33294

Re: Frontier Airlines Network Thread 2018

Does anyone have an educated guess at what Frontier wants to do at RDU? Are they expecting to use RDU for connections? From RDU: Austin, Denver, Las Vegas, Orlando Seasonal from RDU: Buffalo, Cincinnati, Cleveland, Harrisburg, Detroit, Houston–Intercontinental, Kansas City, Milwaukee, Minneapolis/S...

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by RDUDDJI
Tue May 01, 2018 7:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Frontier Airlines Network Thread 2018
Replies: 358
Views: 33294

Re: Frontier Airlines Network Thread 2018

SumChristianus wrote:


Hmmm, poking DL's hubs...be interesting to see how this plays out.

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by RDUDDJI
Tue May 01, 2018 5:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: F9 shrinking in DEN?
Replies: 36
Views: 3459

Re: F9 shrinking in DEN?

jbpdx wrote:
Midwestindy wrote:

Connections for F9 in DEN are a joke


You mean a 11.5-hour layover in DEN when flying PDX-TPA is unreasonable? :spin:


I can think of things to do in Colorado for a few hours. :D

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by RDUDDJI
Wed Apr 25, 2018 6:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Contractor to Delta Literally Ties Woman With MS To Seat
Replies: 90
Views: 9165

Re: Major Airline (Delta) Literally Ties Woman With MS To Seat

V). Delta generally doesn’t do a good job with training, in all departments, period, end of story. Given the fact that a 717 recently initiated a takeoff roll with only one engine running at DTW, I’m certain their subcontractors in Atlanta, based off of Delta’s “Train the Trainer” ( aka “Pass the B...

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by RDUDDJI
Wed Apr 25, 2018 6:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Contractor to Delta Literally Ties Woman With MS To Seat
Replies: 90
Views: 9165

Re: Major Airline (Delta) Literally Ties Woman With MS To Seat

Looking at the picture, I can't think of anywhere in the Atlanta airport that would be. Any guesses? The tile doesn't look familiar nor the background. At least the son wasn't going off like most people were. I believe it is Amsterdam Schiphol Well that changes things a bit... Isn't KLM the ground ...

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by RDUDDJI
Tue Apr 17, 2018 9:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN 1380 LGA-DAL emergency landing at PHL, 1 fatality
Replies: 720
Views: 118085

Re: WN 1380 LGA-DAL emergency landing at PHL

ACCS300 wrote:
Pardon my ignorance but is this Southwest's first-ever fatality?


It's debatable, they had a person die a few years ago in a RWY overrun at MDW, but they were in a car that was hit by the aircraft. Don't know of any besides that.

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by RDUDDJI
Tue Apr 17, 2018 9:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN 1380 LGA-DAL emergency landing at PHL, 1 fatality
Replies: 720
Views: 118085

Re: WN 1380 LGA-DAL emergency landing at PHL

Very sorry to hear this tragic news. Thoughts and prayers with the families, friends, and all who are close to this, including WN employees. Holy cow, that is serious. Hoping the critical person can make a full recovery. On another note, people think i'm a bit silly because i don't pick seats parall...

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by RDUDDJI
Mon Apr 16, 2018 7:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: STR-ATL, MUC-CLT and automotive industry
Replies: 45
Views: 4081

Re: STR-ATL, MUC-CLT and automotive industry

CLT has quite a few German companies in the area not just in the car business. The other huge piece is all the German sub suppliers for BMW in the GSP area (i.e. Dräxlmaier, ZF (also supplies other manufacturers), ThyssenKrupp, etc.). Daimler=Mercedes, Freightliner trucks. There are 4 Freightliner p...

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by RDUDDJI
Fri Apr 13, 2018 9:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LA City Council Approves People Mover for LAX
Replies: 60
Views: 7154

Re: LA City Council Approves People Mover for LAX

Public transportation may seem nice, but in the USA, it's rarely self-sustaining and requires billions and billions of dollars in taxpayer money. Is public transit meant to be self sustaining? Almost every transit system in the US loses money per pax (including NYC). They are all subsidized. I'm no...

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by RDUDDJI
Mon Apr 09, 2018 1:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austin Texas Thread - 2018
Replies: 587
Views: 48635

Re: Austin Texas Thread - 2018

khowaga wrote:

It’s not a competition. This isn’t a zero sum game. AUS can grow, and DEN can grow. These things can both happen and have pretty much no impact on the other.


Thanks for stating the obvious, but I never asserted otherwise.

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by RDUDDJI
Thu Apr 05, 2018 2:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austin Texas Thread - 2018
Replies: 587
Views: 48635

Re: Austin Texas Thread - 2018

But where will all that growth come from absent a hub of some sorts? Right now, there really isn't a hub at AUS for any carrier. ^^^ Airport growth is not linear, there are peaks and valleys. AUS is definitely a high-growth market, but like any other airport, pax growth will eventually growth will ...

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by RDUDDJI
Fri Mar 16, 2018 9:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Judge Rules Delta Only Pays $50 for Injured Kitten
Replies: 45
Views: 4125

Re: Judge Rules Delta Only Pays $50 for Injured Kitten

UA offered a contract and the pet owner accepted it. Both parties had "equal power" to agree/not agree to the contract. They agreed. Said contract has been upheld by courts. UA should counter sue for lawyer fees (but they won't because they don't need the negative media attention at the m...

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by RDUDDJI
Fri Mar 16, 2018 3:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Judge Rules Delta Only Pays $50 for Injured Kitten
Replies: 45
Views: 4125

Re: Judge Rules Delta Only Pays $50 for Injured Kitten

Generally in contract law there is some concern that both parties have somewhat equal power. Airports, cities, states, and the FAA are in fact the agents ensuring an appropriate power and they have failed at the job. As they have in the medical field. And as they have in arbitration clauses most of...

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by RDUDDJI
Fri Mar 16, 2018 3:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Judge Rules Delta Only Pays $50 for Injured Kitten
Replies: 45
Views: 4125

Re: Judge Rules Delta Only Pays $50 for Injured Kitten

Generally in contract law there is some concern that both parties have somewhat equal power. Airports, cities, states, and the FAA are in fact the agents ensuring an appropriate power and they have failed at the job. As they have in the medical field. And as they have in arbitration clauses most of...

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by RDUDDJI
Wed Mar 14, 2018 8:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA's newest gaffe: flew dog to NRT instead of MCI
Replies: 81
Views: 8302

Re: UA's newest gaffe: flew dog to NRT instead of MCI

United Airlines seems like several Air Indias rolled into one. And I don't even think AI has killed a dog or such. I'm not sure that UA "killed a dog" here*, they just misboarded it, but I'd highly suspect that any carrier that's flown thousands of flights who allows animals has dealt wit...

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by RDUDDJI
Thu Mar 08, 2018 3:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Man sues for mental anguish after flight lands at wrong airport
Replies: 51
Views: 9102

Re: Man sues for mental anguish after flight lands at wrong airport

Only in America. Enough said... Yes, this is pathetic and you can laugh all you want, but American silliness has a way of spreading beyond her borders. And if you tell me there have been no frivolous lawsuits any where else, I will laugh louder. Sign of the times. Definitely true. I work for a Euro...

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by RDUDDJI
Wed Feb 21, 2018 3:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Do you think the 'Southwest Effect' still exists?
Replies: 74
Views: 7198

Re: Do you think the 'Southwest Effect' still exists?

In the past whenever Southwest started service in a new city the result was an increase in traffic numbers and ticket prices dropping across the board among all airlines, AKA the 'Southwest Effect'. Do you think this still holds true today? I'd say that ended round about the time of the 2008 housin...

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by RDUDDJI
Thu Feb 15, 2018 8:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Schedule Extension 02/15/18
Replies: 226
Views: 20314

Re: Southwest Schedule Extension 02/15/18

tphuang wrote:
Delta is not going to be happy here.


True, but they'll probably be happier than the people that went to a press conf at BNA only to find out it was to announce ATL flights... :D

I really can't believe they held a PC for that.

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by RDUDDJI
Wed Feb 14, 2018 4:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Employee Uses Vulgarities Towards Customer @ PDX
Replies: 214
Views: 17412

Re: Delta Employee Uses Vulgarities Towards Customer @ PDX

Eons ago when I was in CS training at JI, I had a great instructor who suggested a way to handle impossible customers: When you get to the end of your rope and you've done everything you can to satisfy the customer, provide them with our corporate CS support and then just tell them: "I'm sorry,...

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by RDUDDJI
Tue Feb 13, 2018 8:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumored Frontier New Service
Replies: 185
Views: 18460

Re: Rumored Frontier New Service

It's a great place to live, but not really to visit. Haha, that is exactly what I tell people about the RDU area! It's certainly not bad to visit, just doesn't have the tourism draws of some other places (i.e. BNA). The beaches of NC are great though. The Outer Banks and Wilmington area beaches are...

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by RDUDDJI
Fri Feb 09, 2018 2:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ATL Flight Diversions
Replies: 45
Views: 5886

Re: ATL Flight Diversions

Given the situation, and the fact that ATL was not her final destination, she should have been rerouted through another hub, not told to go home and come back 13 hours later. She ended up being rebooked by Delta on American to PHX, which was a suitable option in case a reroute wasn't available. But...

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by RDUDDJI
Thu Jan 25, 2018 4:43 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Southwest trying to get rid of bugs in reservations
Replies: 32
Views: 5976

Re: Southwest trying to get rid of bugs in reservations

EA CO AS wrote:
IrishAyes wrote:
Compared to other airline IT cutovers, the SWA transition from Sabre to Amadeus went exceptionally well. .


Except for the fact they were never on Sabre...


I thought WN used SABRE previously? If not, what did they use?

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by RDUDDJI
Fri Jan 19, 2018 5:37 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: DL new requirements for service/emotional support animals
Replies: 31
Views: 2161

Re: DL new requirements for service/emotional support animals

Kudos to DL, I hope all the other carriers follow suit. So now you have to show your $20 ebay doctor's note 48 hours before? Is this really a big change? I didn't realize that was a thing. I'm really surprised ebay allows that kind of blatant fraudulent activity. But then again, people could do it a...

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by RDUDDJI
Sat Jan 13, 2018 2:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B6 Worst Airline in the USA?
Replies: 106
Views: 14579

Re: B6 Worst Airline in the USA?

Just another survey bought and paid for by cooperate dollars. These things are nothing more than fluff and told from the perspective of the agenda they are trying to further. Yes operational surveys (using actual data) have no place in the airline World. Why would travelers care if a carrier can op...

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by RDUDDJI
Sat Jan 13, 2018 2:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B6 Worst Airline in the USA?
Replies: 106
Views: 14579

Re: B6 Worst Airline in the USA?

B6 is overdue for some structural and fleet (and fleet interior) changes, and they need more of their business to branch outside of the NE. What part of B6 do you guys like the most? The Flight Attendants/In-flight service and experience? I think their hard onboard product is the best in the US. Fr...

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by RDUDDJI
Sat Jan 13, 2018 2:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B6 Worst Airline in the USA?
Replies: 106
Views: 14579

Re: B6 Worst Airline in the USA?

"The Wall Street Journal looks at seven key operational metrics for their rankings, including on-time arrivals, canceled flights, extreme delays, 2-hour tarmac delays, mishandled luggage, involuntary bumping and complaints." So what is wrong with those metrics, and what would you propose ...

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by RDUDDJI
Sat Jan 13, 2018 1:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B6 Worst Airline in the USA?
Replies: 106
Views: 14579

Re: B6 Worst Airline in the USA?

tphuang wrote:

Again, it clearly hasn't been bad enough that people have made the switch. The opposite is happening.


Please provide a link for this claim.

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by RDUDDJI
Fri Jan 12, 2018 6:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B6 Worst Airline in the USA?
Replies: 106
Views: 14579

Re: B6 Worst Airline in the USA?

If b6 was actually significantly worse than delta and aa in JFK and bos, it won't be able to attract any corporate traffic or ff base. All data point to the opposite. In spite of an absolutely horrendous year of operation, they have more ff base now than ever and more corporate base. And they are h...

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by RDUDDJI
Fri Jan 12, 2018 4:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B6 Worst Airline in the USA?
Replies: 106
Views: 14579

Re: B6 Worst Airline in the USA?

Yeah they went in and only "pick and chose" what they wanted to look at/report. This almost seems personal as opposed to an actual study/analysis. If the article did read that, I would absolutely be fine with that. But, since they are producing fake news, I will not stop complaining. Um y...

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by RDUDDJI
Fri Jan 12, 2018 4:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B6 Worst Airline in the USA?
Replies: 106
Views: 14579

Re: B6 Worst Airline in the USA?

Just to be clear: The point of the post was not to say B6 was "no worse than anybody else." It was to help illustrate that, when you isolate the two airports mentioned frequently in this thread, JetBlue was largely on par with other carriers (not significantly better or worse than the oth...

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by RDUDDJI
Fri Jan 12, 2018 3:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B6 Worst Airline in the USA?
Replies: 106
Views: 14579

Re: B6 Worst Airline in the USA?

Super80Fan wrote:
Well we all know that the WSJ is fake news


Sincerely,
Donald Trump.

Back in reality land, the WSJ is probably the single most read publication of frequent flyers...and one of the most read/respected news sources in the US.

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