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by RDUDDJI
Thu Nov 16, 2017 9:34 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Does SFO have a flawed design?
Replies: 43
Views: 7393

Re: Does SFO have a flawed design?

FoxtrotSierra wrote:
It may be a flawed design, but where else are you going to go if you want to experience a parallel landing! :D


At any of the hundreds of airports that have parallel runways. ORD, LAX, DEN, DFW, ATL, JFK to name a few. Some of those can even do triple simult arrivals.

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by RDUDDJI
Thu Nov 09, 2017 6:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TSA Failed To Detect Weapons, Bombs During Most Screening Tests
Replies: 36
Views: 2541

Re: TSA Failure Rate Around 80%; Agency "Badly Broken"

I suppose this is "improvement". I believe their last test they failed like 95% of the time.

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by RDUDDJI
Tue Nov 07, 2017 1:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Which US Airport Has the Poential to Become the Next Hub?
Replies: 120
Views: 12495

Re: Which US Airport Has the Poential to Become the Next Hub?

The Austin Business Journal reported today that Austin doesn't even rank in the top 25 for likely cities to land HQ2. Frankly, I'm not sure any city without a population base of at least 5+ mil in their CSA could handle that scale of project without serious issues. 50,000 jobs is a huge number. I t...

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by RDUDDJI
Mon Nov 06, 2017 5:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Which US Airport Has the Poential to Become the Next Hub?
Replies: 120
Views: 12495

Re: Which US Airport Has the Poential to Become the Next Hub?

Amazon HQ2 + AUS = 100 DL departures a day The Austin Business Journal reported today that Austin doesn't even rank in the top 25 for likely cities to land HQ2. Frankly, I'm not sure any city without a population base of at least 5+ mil in their CSA could handle that scale of project without seriou...

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by RDUDDJI
Wed Nov 01, 2017 8:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Passengers "Who Just Met", Join Mile High Club, Get Arrested on DL
Replies: 59
Views: 12317

Re: Passengers "Who Just Met", Join Mile High Club, Get Arrested on DL

(...) I know that's not what you're referring to, but I'd argue a large truck is just as, if not more, dangerous than a gun. (...) I am not particularly anti-gun but you are breaking new ground with this argument. Aircraft should be banned. Don't we all know about 9-11? They killed almost 3,000 peo...

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by RDUDDJI
Wed Nov 01, 2017 1:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Passengers "Who Just Met", Join Mile High Club, Get Arrested on DL
Replies: 59
Views: 12317

Re: Passengers "Who Just Met", Join Mile High Club, Get Arrested on DL

Well, if it was a DL 739...the lavs are way too small to have sex in, so this was bound to happen! Well that’s America for you. It’s a crime to make whoopee out in the open yet in many states you can walk around with real weapons that can take multiple lives in a matter of seconds legally, as oppose...

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by RDUDDJI
Thu Oct 26, 2017 8:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Back Up Disaster Relief Airport
Replies: 9
Views: 1505

Re: Back Up Disaster Relief Airport

Post-consolidation, the majors have greater hub redundancy which allows some, though not all, traffic to be routed over other hubs if a major connecting complex is shut down for any period of time due to a storm. The local traffic usually suffers disproportionately and that would not be mitigated a...

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by RDUDDJI
Wed Oct 25, 2017 7:01 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: NAACP Travel Advisory for AA
Replies: 131
Views: 7906

Re: NAACP Travel Advisory for AA

Interesting that he said it was a "white passenger". Could have simply said "passenger"... As the article is written, Rev. Barber does not identify the passenger as white. The person who wrote the story does. The article says: " Barber said police were called and removed hi...

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by RDUDDJI
Wed Oct 25, 2017 5:02 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: NAACP Travel Advisory for AA
Replies: 131
Views: 7906

Re: NAACP Travel Advisory for AA

RIDICULOUS.....most of the examples that are given are rather pathetic to be accused of racism. But I will admit, this one One involved the head of the North Carolina NAACP, the Rev. William Barber, who sued American after being removed from a flight last year. Barber said police were called and re...

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by RDUDDJI
Fri Oct 20, 2017 3:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA has bed bugs, and who else?
Replies: 23
Views: 5956

Re: BA has bed bugs, and who else?

I think people would be depressed if they saw how often airlines "deep clean" and aircraft. To be fair, even a deep cleaning likely wouldn't root out bedbugs. From what I understand about the main way to kill them is with heat. As a road warrior, I'm constantly worried about bedbugs. Knock...

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by RDUDDJI
Fri Oct 20, 2017 1:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CLT only Int'l AA hub without BA service?
Replies: 47
Views: 4611

Re: CLT only Int'l AA hub without BA service?

Between Freightliner in Statesville and Thomas Built Buses in High Point, Daimler is actually close to BMW’s size in “greater Charlotte.” They employ a fraction of the employees (or more importantly: investment) at BMW and their production output combined is probably <20% of what BMW's is. Heavy tr...

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by RDUDDJI
Thu Oct 19, 2017 6:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CLT only Int'l AA hub without BA service?
Replies: 47
Views: 4611

Re: CLT only Int'l AA hub without BA service?

AVLAirlineFreq wrote:

There are a lot of business ties between that part of North and South Carolina and Germany, especially Bavaria.


Combined they pale in comparison to BMW's most profitable facility (Spartanburg) and all of their tier suppliers in the region.

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by RDUDDJI
Thu Oct 19, 2017 6:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CLT only Int'l AA hub without BA service?
Replies: 47
Views: 4611

Re: CLT only Int'l AA hub without BA service?

usxguy wrote:
Full circle. BA & US were once partners and I believe BA served CLT to LGW back in the day as part of their partnership. Wasn't this in the mid 90s?


They did. A once daily 767 that stopped in BWI both ways if I recall.

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by RDUDDJI
Thu Oct 12, 2017 3:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines 192 fire on a Container Loader in Hong Kong
Replies: 78
Views: 21349

Re: American Airlines 192 fire on a Container Loader in Hong Kong

I couldn't view the video above, but I discovered a fire on a cargo loader once when I worked at UA. I just happened to be walking by on the ramp and saw the fire when it was still quite small (it was between departure banks so the ramp crew was taking a break, but someone left it idling). Called it...

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by RDUDDJI
Wed Oct 11, 2017 12:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL announces Q3 2017 pre-tax profit USD $1.7 Billion
Replies: 76
Views: 11095

Re: DL announces Q3 2017 pre-tax profit USD $1.7 BILLION

Newbiepilot wrote:
Profits like that could lead to new entrants in the market. 16% operating margin is high and I doubt airlines will be able to sustain that margin.


I'd agree with that. It's all relative though. The company I work for has a profit margin almost 3 times that.

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by RDUDDJI
Tue Sep 26, 2017 7:15 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: 1977: Allegheny Air promotion: $145 for one week of unlimited flights
Replies: 13
Views: 1730

Re: 1977: Allegheny Air promotion: $145 for one week of unlimited flights

American Airlines had AAirpass. IIRC, $15,000 would get you confirmed travel with few restrictions. It has not been available for about 15-20 years, though. Does anyone else remember it & have more details? AA took a bAAth on the unlimited AAirpass. I've always found it fascinating that someone...

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by RDUDDJI
Fri Sep 22, 2017 2:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL dropping PHL-CDG?
Replies: 92
Views: 12760

Re: DL dropping PHL-CDG?

http://news.delta.com/delta-s-trans-atl ... stinations
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lavalampluva wrote:
I'm sure someone will come on here and say that it would work from DTW. :lol:


Haha. In this particular case, they might be right... :)

http://news.delta.com/delta-s-trans-atl ... stinations

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by RDUDDJI
Thu Sep 21, 2017 9:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue and FA Union
Replies: 21
Views: 2705

Re: JetBlue and FA Union

B6 is a prime takeover target with nowhere to expand paying substandard wages compared to competitors. This is a wise move for the rank and file. ...if you're one of the lazy and incompetent. Anyone else would be an ignorant fool to vote in favor of a union. You'd be giving away your voice for a pi...

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by RDUDDJI
Thu Sep 21, 2017 4:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL new summer 2018 transatlantic flights
Replies: 192
Views: 24885

Re: DL new summer 2018 transatlantic flights

Well this is why IND-CDG was going to be loaded on the 23rd, although I'm slightly disappointed AUS-AMS isn't part of this announcement. That flight only operates a few times during SXSW. It would make more sense to advertise for it in Europe which I imagine is the market they're trying to serve wi...

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by RDUDDJI
Thu Sep 21, 2017 11:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Global US hubs?
Replies: 38
Views: 5267

Re: Global US hubs?

Geography is the bigger problem than U.S. customs and immigration policy. This. As others have said there are a few opportunities (Caribbean, Latin America) but not enough to warrant the investment in "transit" terminals. MIA would prob be best situated to have this type of operation, but...

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by RDUDDJI
Fri Sep 15, 2017 5:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL Future Expansion
Replies: 429
Views: 41343

Re: DL Future Expansion

Off topic, but IMO, ATL is the best U.S. domestic (and one of the top in the World) to connect through...if connecting on the hub carrier. Agreed that terminals are too small for number of peeps today, but the pure size of it's operation means that connections are plentiful, frequencies are excelle...

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by RDUDDJI
Fri Sep 15, 2017 4:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL Future Expansion
Replies: 429
Views: 41343

Re: DL Future Expansion

I am sorry but ATL is one of the worst airports to connect through. The concourses are overly crowded, the walks between connections can be lengthy, there are no moving walkways in the concourses, and there is an overall lack of quality eateries at the airport. I would much prefer to connect in DTW...

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by RDUDDJI
Fri Sep 15, 2017 4:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL Future Expansion
Replies: 429
Views: 41343

Re: DL Future Expansion

The pylons for boarding groups are an enormous step backward as far as gate crowding and, as you say, while the train and hallway layout isn't Delta's fault, it does not make for a good experience. Absolutely not. The pylons have moved the SP/Z1/2/3 masses out of the way so pre-boarders and now the...

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by RDUDDJI
Mon Sep 11, 2017 11:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta gates at airports for expansion
Replies: 121
Views: 18569

Re: Delta gates at airports for expansion

Can someone tell me what DL has in RDU ? I'm confused as to where they end up in C or D,and how many gates they end up with and will their Skyclub be in the same concourse At RDU: DL uses D1/D3 & C1-C15 (Jet Blue uses one of those gates too). Since T2 is setup at a CUTE terminal, they can move ...

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by RDUDDJI
Sat Sep 09, 2017 6:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL Future Expansion
Replies: 429
Views: 41343

Re: DL Future Expansion

Midwestindy wrote:

A DL 767 pilot


...who isn't an official spokesperson (I'm assuming) and likely has no knowledge of DL's future focus city plans.

Don't get me wrong, I love "Expansion" type threads, but starting them off using hearsay from another forum isn't a best practice.

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by RDUDDJI
Sat Sep 09, 2017 3:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL add IND-CDG
Replies: 222
Views: 22235

Re: DL add IND-CDG

What was the last city that has never in history had transatlantic service get it? SLC I think. RDU before that. Iceland doesn't count. Well LON (first LGW then LHR) has been flown from RDU since 1994. I suspect there are other markets after that. MSY (not sure if they had before) and AUS come to m...

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by RDUDDJI
Thu Sep 07, 2017 6:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta 431 at SJU (9/6)
Replies: 151
Views: 19646

Re: Delta 431 approaching SJU right now

I'm a pilot and I'm not cringing. Sure, a 1-in-10000 maintenance scenario where you have a sudden non-deferrable issue arise a few minutes before departure time on a jet that just flew in with everything working is possible. But that's about it, and that's probably about the probability of that hap...

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by RDUDDJI
Wed Sep 06, 2017 9:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL add IND-CDG
Replies: 222
Views: 22235

Re: DL add IND-CDG

Agreed. It is much more likely that IND-CDG will drain from drivers that go into ORD, where service to Europe is much more plenty and competition keeps fares very attractive. Virtually no one drives 8+ hours round trip (in Chicago traffic) to take a more expensive non-stop flight, when they can con...

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by RDUDDJI
Tue Sep 05, 2017 6:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: U2 US Tour Aircraft
Replies: 17
Views: 4457

Re: U2 US Tour Aircraft

tsra wrote:
The band U2 was using a JetMagic 757 for a charter aircraft on their Joshua Tree Tour earlier this year. Now that they are touring the US, will they still use the 757 or will they charter someone else?


They've been touring the US for a while. Saw them back in June. Great show.

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by RDUDDJI
Fri Aug 25, 2017 12:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta A319/A320 New Overhead Bins
Replies: 23
Views: 7170

Re: Delta A319/A320 New Overhead Bins

Other airline contracts dictate they company abide by the recommendations of the workgroup's Health and Safety committee. AS, UA, and WN are great examples of their unions and fa's working together to make their galleys work for them. Overhead bins are designed and tested extensively before being i...

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by RDUDDJI
Tue Aug 15, 2017 3:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airports shared between two metropolitan areas
Replies: 133
Views: 13771

Re: Airports shared between two metropolitan areas

RDU is a unique one. Raleigh and Durham share a border and their respective downtowns are only 25 miles apart, yet they are considered separate MSAs. Wake County(Raleigh) and Durham County also share RTP (Research Triangle Park) which is a massive employment center directly between both cities. So ...

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by RDUDDJI
Wed Aug 09, 2017 7:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL outlines A350 routes
Replies: 209
Views: 56133

Re: DL outlines A350 routes

I did meet some Delta people at one of the bars in Wan Chai experiencing the local culture. They were ramp people, flew to HKG on staff travel, and having the night of their lives. Ahh, Wan Chai. About 15 years ago when I was a ramper we had a few nights in TYO, then HKG where we also hit Wan Chai ...

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by RDUDDJI
Wed Aug 09, 2017 7:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago Tribune Writer Slams AA (and airlines in general)
Replies: 53
Views: 7914

Re: Chicago Tribune Writer Slams AA (and airlines in general)

Ah another journalist who knows nothing about WX/ATC. It's always the airline's fault. I would agree with him that the ground communication at ACY from AA was terrible and that's why offline diversions should always be a last resort. I'm sure AA wouldn't have done an offline diversion if they had so...

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by RDUDDJI
Tue Aug 08, 2017 7:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways to launch Nashville
Replies: 266
Views: 29516

Re: Rumor: British Airways to launch Nashville

Anecdotally, I'm sensing that there is going to be a lot of induced demand with his flight. The vast majority of my coworkers had all heard of this after the initial rumor-based announcement by the Tennessean and were excited to go nonstop to London. Knowledge of the flight grew pretty quickly. It ...

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by RDUDDJI
Sun Aug 06, 2017 7:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Scope of Delta in Amsterdam
Replies: 41
Views: 8566

Re: Scope of Delta in Amsterdam

AMS is one of the primary reasons I use DL across the pond (and KL for points onward). It's perhaps the most efficient airport I've ever transited. I've made a 16 minute US-Eur connection there before (to be fair it was to another Schengen country).

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by RDUDDJI
Sun Aug 06, 2017 5:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UAL strands 15-year-old child in Hartford
Replies: 112
Views: 10154

Re: UAL strands 15-year-old child in Hartford

This is outrageous. What kind of airline doesn't allow connecting flights for unaccompanied minors? WHAT THE HELL KIND OF SAFETY RISK IS THAT?! Um, yeah, AA*, DL*, WN**, B6**, F9, NK, all have the same rules. But thanks for playing. *Allow some connections for 8yo and up. **Allow direct flights in ...

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by RDUDDJI
Fri Aug 04, 2017 2:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways to launch Nashville
Replies: 266
Views: 29516

Re: British Airways to launch Nashville

Congrats to BNA! (if true). You guys deserve it.

PS: BNA-TYO, that's hilarious, even with low fuel prices.

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by RDUDDJI
Tue Aug 01, 2017 10:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Denver expansion continues - 26 new gates
Replies: 71
Views: 8989

Re: Denver expansion continues - 26 new gates

weekendppl wrote:
Have you ever noticed that the concourse-concourse spacing is on the order of 2x at DIA what it is at ATL?


Have you ever been stranded @DEN when the trains aren't running? That's not an optimal experience.

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by RDUDDJI
Fri Jul 28, 2017 5:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Supposed UA pax films bags being thrown from the belly of a UA flight
Replies: 25
Views: 4749

Re: Supposed UA pax films bags being thrown from the belly of a UA flight

At which station does United have Mercedes Benz SUV's? This video/GIF just seems fishy to me. I think those are used at some hubs to take certain Global Services passengers to their planes from the lounge, so they don't have to walk through the concourse. Yeah DL does the same for Diamond Medallion...

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by RDUDDJI
Fri Jul 28, 2017 3:48 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why is the FedEx Superhub busiest between 10PM and 4AM?
Replies: 59
Views: 9298

Re: Why is the FedEx Superhub busiest between 10PM and 4AM?

Both FDX and UPS do all their overnight delivery...wait for it...overnight. :) The overnight hub ops really aren't that much different than how a pax hub operates. A bunch of flights come in and a bunch of people get on other flights out. Biggest difference is the timing. Pax would not desire 4 hour...

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by RDUDDJI
Tue Jul 25, 2017 10:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL pilot and FA fight at LGA
Replies: 53
Views: 11743

Re: DL pilot and FA fight at LGA

Hey look!! Another mcdu thread on DL!! We don't see those very often!! "DL off taxiway causes other carriers cancels and delays" http://www.airliners.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=1368639 "Delta A320 cracks windshield flying through hail" http://www.airliners.net/forum/viewt...

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by RDUDDJI
Tue Jul 25, 2017 12:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MIA/DFW: Most Dominated Large Airports in the USA
Replies: 39
Views: 6056

Re: MIA/DFW: Most Dominated Large Airports in the USA

Top 25: Ranked by O&D Market Size Airport, Largest Share %, Carrier with Largest Share, Notes LAX 23% AA; WN/DL are almost identical at 17.6% ORD 38% AA; UA trails by just 0.7 points. I was surprised AA leads. LAS 35% WN ATL 57% DL MCO 28% WN SFO 39% UA DEN 35% WN, 27% UA JFK 37% B6; 34% DL BOS...

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by RDUDDJI
Fri Jul 21, 2017 2:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Going On At RDU - Part 1
Replies: 414
Views: 44039

Re: What's Going On At RDU - Part 1

I believe DL flies RDU-LAS during the holidays. I know it's stopped and started a few times. ORD (or MDW) would be awesome (for me), but I don't see that either due to all the competition (UA, AA, WN, G4) on the RDU-CHI route. It's usually for the CES (Consumer Electronics Show) in Las Vegas right ...

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by RDUDDJI
Fri Jul 21, 2017 1:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Going On At RDU - Part 1
Replies: 414
Views: 44039

Re: What's Going On At RDU - Part 1

Doubtful. I think you'll see ORD, LAS, or DFW from DL first. I believe DL flies RDU-LAS during the holidays. I know it's stopped and started a few times. DL few RDU-DFW back in the days of the DFW DL hub. Right now, I don't see that being a viable route for them going against a fortress hub. No nee...

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by RDUDDJI
Thu Jul 20, 2017 11:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL will fund LGA terminal project without Goldman
Replies: 129
Views: 15972

Re: DL will fund LGA terminal project without Goldman

Congrats to everyone who pays the ancillary fees...you're paying for this upgrade. Or, we can continue to under-invest in LGA (and the biggest U.S. airports in general) and everybody can keep declaring what a crap-hole is LaGuardia. Unless they plan to re-align the runways or build new runways, it'...

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by RDUDDJI
Thu Jul 20, 2017 7:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: family & B6 feud over removal
Replies: 41
Views: 4084

Re: family & B6 feud over removal

Alternative parenting is to blame here. There are acceptable forms of behavior by both children and adults and in the last 15 years it's going in a very bad direction. You hardly ever heard of these issues decades ago, mostly just an occasional drunk. But parents need to start reinstating disciplin...

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by RDUDDJI
Mon Jul 17, 2017 4:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A person who “passed gas”
Replies: 14
Views: 3677

Re: A person who “passed gas”

https://usat.ly/2uA7mlC
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Apparently this is fake news. In other news, RDU is looking for a new spokesperson...

https://usat.ly/2uA7mlC

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by RDUDDJI
Mon Jul 17, 2017 3:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA flight returns to DFW when drunk woman slaps FA, hits cockpit door
Replies: 21
Views: 5328

Re: AA flight returns to DFW when drunk woman slaps FA, hits cockpit door

If you cause a gate or air return due to your illegal behavior, that should be automatic no-fly list (for at least 5 years). That is of course in addition to whatever other punishment their behavior warrants.

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by RDUDDJI
Wed Jul 12, 2017 7:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dozens of American Airlines pilots face demotion, pay cut after losing contract dispute
Replies: 47
Views: 10919

Re: Dozens of American Airlines pilots face demotion, pay cut after losing contract dispute

Dozens of American Airlines pilots face demotion, pay cut after losing contract dispute Couldn't the headline just as easily be: Dozens of American Airlines pilots get promotion, pay jump as a result of contract dispute Since it balances out? Exactly what I was thinking. Some lose, some win. It all...

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