They have to approve themselves giving up gooberment control over the routes. Sort of like signing for their initials, and initialling for their signature. It's all about control.Jump to post
musman9853 wrote:thank god. take all of american's 767s and 757s and burn them asap please.
mwmav8r01 wrote:If I could only fly a leg in there and not get a runway or arrival change Id be more impressed
On a side note, didnt they lose flights with Great Lakes shutting down? Or were those just transfered to others?
Looks like some bad cut and paste has me as quoted for what others have said. If you are going to quote someone, get it right.Jump to post
I dont understand how a union, which is better for the workers, will spell doom and gloom for Delta but okay. You need to read up on some airline history. It's not 1940, and not the coal mines. Where is Eastern now? Where is PATCO? Oh yeah, they took real good care of their workers by throwing an i...Jump to post
...... Delta had originally ordered the MD-95, 717, and did not continue receiving the 717 but had operated them long enough to fully understand the the aircraft's benefits and and deficits. ....... Delta never ordered or operated the 717, until the lease deal with Southwest. Where did you get that...Jump to post
Delta (and any other carrier) will buy what fits their needs. Folks, get real, it's about making money, not whose name is on the manufacturer's ID plate. I can still hear that echo,..."American will never buy Airbus again".Jump to post
Operating margin to operating margin is very apples to apples. Net margin to net margin is very apples to apples. Bastian is bragging that his is the best run airline. The data says that WN is. WN's on time performance and flight completion would definitely say it's not the best run airline. Net ma...Jump to post
Well, it's interesting that Bastian didn't mention WN , because WN's net margin is almost 50% better than DL's and better than anyone else in the U.S. I guess he didn't want to look bad. https://farm1.staticflickr.com/848/29789628168_098511f62d_b.jpg Apples to Oranges. Buy a ticket on WN to LHR? DU...Jump to post
The same few will always chime in with their own facts..”antiques?” yeah your showing straight up ignorance right now. DLs planes are not antique and look much better on the inside than the other two. Add the better service, employee morale, profitability and record breaking profit sharing and you ...Jump to post
150-200 PAX per day, split between how many carriers? Even if a non-stop was offered, it would still have to compete on price, and the hub carriers would match or beat it. Maybe DL will try it some day with the A220, but the numbers just aren't there right now.Jump to post
......I think as they continue to grow their fleet and not fly those 'antiques' that DL prides themselves on,.......... Those, so called by you, "antiques", are part of why Delta is so far ahead. UA has taken that page out of Delta's book and is using it. Your next UA flight may be on a 3...Jump to post
Don't think for a NY minute that UA hasn't looked at B6 and all those slots at JFK and BOS as well as the operation at MCO. Acquiring them would give UA the instant JFK access that they need to get back into trans con market and the corporate accounts located in Manhattan. UA is not going to let th...Jump to post
How many times must this lesson be learned? Let me guess. Bean Counters came up with this, sold it to the top floor, who didn't seek input from front line people, so didn't understand how their airline actually functions. Whatever. Southwest can pick up the jet leases in a few months.Jump to post
Slightly off topic, just flew a DL 717 SAN-SEA last Sunday and loved the ride, especially up front. It seems like there was more wind noise than the 737-800's I've flown. Do you agree? I loved the takeoff roll, just like a rocket. Crew and soft product were outstanding. Nice flight DL! Agree. In 1s...Jump to post
What exactly is the difference between the 717 and the DC-9 and where does it fit in the scheme of things between the DC-9 and 737? Same wing as the DC-9-30. A couple of fuselage sections were added to compensate for the heavier engines, and it got the updated tailcone and taller vertical stabilizer.Jump to post
As someone who knows very little about the 717, I’ve never really understood its raison d’etre other than that it was the first offering from the newly merged (at the time) Boeing and McDonnell Douglas. I get the sense that most of the work of developing it took place at MD prior to the merger........Jump to post
cathay747 wrote:Now that Airbus has rebranded the CSeries as the A220, I wonder what the builders plate will reflect? Especially on aircraft built prior to the rebrand.
Of course Airbus was going to rename it - that's what you do when you've bought majority control. A220, A440 -- who cares? One can tell this is a fan site. It's like a bunch of high school boys who've discovered a free porn site. One of the better descriptions I've seen of some of the A.net demogra...Jump to post
Just a matter of time before Maho Beach is closed, and stunts like this will bring it about sooner. Sadly, agree. It'll be some crap for brains that throws a beach ball or other object that goes into an engine. Tourist attraction or not, ICAO will get involved, the roadway will end up gate controll...Jump to post
I wonder what the chances of the Cseries to gain a common type rating with the A32x, surely that would be a major selling point and fit the Airbus philosophy? No chance. No systems commonality at all. The CS has a far more advanced cockpit than the 320 series. I wouldn't be so sure, it seems Airbus...Jump to post
overcast wrote:I wonder what the chances of the Cseries to gain a common type rating with the A32x, surely that would be a major selling point and fit the Airbus philosophy?
Don't count out completely new facilities in other cities. Cities with ex air bases, perhaps fields with heavy maintenance businesses and aerospace workforces to draw from.Jump to post
No cons at all. Probably worked out to your advantage. You probably have a better understanding, via actual experience, of density altitude and wind issues than others who learned "back East".Jump to post
Interesting thought. If Southwest purchased and merged AirTran into their operations how could this be the first passenger death. After all Air Tran was renamed from ValueJet. As such their crash in florida counts against SWA record. The same as anything that happens at a bar stays on the liquor li...Jump to post
Ban him from the airline, and share his identification with the other airlines.Jump to post
Looks, a good bit of the time, DO tell us something about people.Jump to post
ricport wrote:.............The current DAL situation is the result of a nonstop series of stupidity................
hiflyeras wrote:The world is waiting to hear from WN:
1) How many engines have been inspected for defective fan blades?
2) What percentage of their fleet remains to be inspected?
3) How many fan blades have been found to be defective?
Lpbri wrote:Doesn't AA management know this?
Questions are made about why the flight didn't declare Mayday. .......... Why? Key the mic and state the situation without delay. Instant results. Perhaps on HF where static or poor reception can be an issue, it might help. These guys were on crystal clear VHF. No need for ruffles and flourishes an...Jump to post
Sending a narrowbody aircraft across the atlantic is like an Atlantic RJ, .......... Get real. The cubic inches of space available per passenger are the same, with variations for specific airline configs. People rant like this about the E190, yet a passenger has more personal space to themselves on...Jump to post