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
Karma. As Sun Tzu said, "Never back an enemy into a corner". Now Boeing's nightmare is just beginning. Airbus buys itself breathing room by allowing C-Series to carry on with the 100-150 and potentially an A320 replacement in the form of a CS-500. While Airbus itself focuses on a response...Jump to post
Southwest doesn't operate in any of the seven least populated states...of which yours are five of them (in addition to Vermont and Delaware). I don't think that's a coincidence - aside from Alaska, a lot of the flights in to these states are done with regional jets, which Southwest of course does n...Jump to post
Varsity1 wrote:FA9295 wrote:akelley728 wrote:Already being discussed here...
1. Not IFR RNAV certified, must fly VOR J routes which is obnoxious and tedious.
4594987 Just saw this photo in the Top 5 on the Front-Page, the description says: The DC-8 is fresh out of a paint hangar and awaiting for the delivery. The aircraft was reactivated and ferried from Kingman on May 26. Date is September 2017. That Frame is now over 47 years old, delivered in 1970 to...Jump to post
This is really getting old. (1) It's a military aircraft, (2) *any* Air Force aircraft the POTUS is on becomes AF1. I don't understand why this concept is so difficult for people to understand. It's because there's only been about 30 threads addressing the subject in the last 15 years. Add, Marine ...Jump to post
DEN will become WNs largest station in the next year or so with current plans. D and E concourses won't be built until the current three are expanded to near their maximum lengths. E won't happen for at least decades because it would require moving the United and Frontier hangars first. The undergr...Jump to post
Really? I've seen that as 78K a few times here... For some reason people kept repeating that mistake. Official designation code is 78X. Official where, Airliners.net? That^^^^^^^^^^ And if someone says "Official", you should question what "Official" means. The carrier owning the...Jump to post
Couldn't they at least find a spare somewhere in the system to get those people out? You keep a spare car? Thanks for the insightful comment. I believe many airlines have spares for situations just like this. Rarely. At a hub, they may canabalize one from a route to be flown later in the day. At a ...Jump to post
Couldn't they at least find a spare somewhere in the system to get those people out? You keep a spare car? That makes ZERO sense. As individuals, we are not running a business that the primary objective is to move paying passengers from one place to another. G4 IS. They are an airline and people ex...Jump to post
.....Southwest flies non-stop LAS-OKC. Choose wisely.
11725Flyer wrote:Couldn't they at least find a spare somewhere in the system to get those people out?
The first result will be higher fares, then higher change costs, and no reserving without paying at time of reservation.Jump to post
LMFNINJA wrote:It seems that common sense and honesty are in short supply at many of the U.S. airlines.
Lots of airline, and airline related unemployment.Jump to post
precure787 wrote:Let's hope that it will eventually pass into law by President Donald Trump.
As a medallion member on delta this is what I received today, after my flights were delayed last week, 20,000 MILES TO SAY WE'RE SORRY. Last week, severe weather and tornadic activity at our Atlanta hub caused a major disruption.......... Sincerely, Ed Bastian Seems like a good way to help make a a...Jump to post
For those of you that are interested in facts, EI-FZM for Ryanair is L/N 6368 which will make it the 9500th 737 built. It should be rolling off the FAL in about 2 to 3 weeks. It is C.N. 44785. What is the current monthly production rate for the 737 and when is the next increase due? 42 at present. ...Jump to post
Please don't post if you don't know how FR24 works. If nothing is reported, nothing is shown/saved. If 0 is shown/saved, 0 was transmitted by the transponder. Transponders do not report "Altitude". They report a pressure. That pressure is only part of the equation in calculating and actua...Jump to post
Just bring back the "Mainliner" and "Clipper" nose names. Call that one "Clipper Long Legs" or "Mainliner Blackjack".Jump to post
link/Source: http://www.chinaaviationdaily.com/news/59/59951.htm ....The FAA has been working on new contingency plans since a fire at control facility in the Chicago area in 2014 led to widespread flight cancellations and delays for more than two weeks, according to a report by the Department of T...Jump to post
There has been a significant amount of fog in the Sanford area which would explain the low visibility. But isn't SFB equipped with the necessary tools to assist aircraft with takeoff and landing in such conditions? The aircraft and crew also have to be equipped and certified for given weather minima.Jump to post
Moving target practice for the airport police.Jump to post
This is one of the reasons I find it strange that the USA still has so many vector based departures from major airports. I realise that this increases capacity, but if they were flying a non-vector SID this would not have happened. Incorrect on the vectors. An RNAV route permits a higher volume of ...Jump to post
anshabhi wrote:s5daw wrote:It's hard to say how far the plane is.. but doesn't that other guy stand dangerously close to the engine??
I think the engines are on very low power..
The airlines should band together and share a list of disruptive passengers. Clean out the rubbish and improve the flight experience for everyone.Jump to post
I walked through 26000 last week in Dayton. No mention of the coffin handles, but they do point out where a saw was used to cut a piece of interior out so the coffin would go through the rear entry. This was because they weren't Going to carry Kennedy's remains in the cargo hold.Jump to post
Perhaps private ATC would do away with the asinine requirement of maximum hiring age of 29 for new ATC controllers. Sour grapes, yes, but I've never heard a legitimate validation for it. .....The maximum entry age for an Air Traffic Control Specialist is 31 yrs old. This is due to the retirement ag...Jump to post
Thread ressurrection here.... I've seen a few 320s with single-flashing strobes, one was a B6 bird at JFK, and the other was a tortilla-chip AB 320. Are these an option now? No its not an option, every Airbus model has the double flash wingtip strobes standard. Sometimes the bulbs burn out, or the ...Jump to post
For years, I have read on here about how many a.nutters wouldn't want to fly a narrow body over the pond. Let's face it, a good percentage of a.nutters have never flown across (or never will) the pond, and speak from another orifice on the subject. They generally believe that even flights between G...Jump to post