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by DL747400
Mon Aug 13, 2018 10:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will DL announce plans to bring back DFW-SEA, DFW-BOS, or DFW-RDU nonstop service in 2019?
Replies: 24
Views: 2168

Re: Will DL announce plans to bring back DFW-SEA, DFW-BOS, or DFW-RDU nonstop service in 2019?

jplatts wrote:
Will DL be announcing plans to bring back DFW-SEA, DFW-BOS, and/or DFW-RDU nonstop service in 2019?


Yes, and Yes. I'll let you figure out which 2 routes DL will reinstate in 2019 and what equipment they will use. :D

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by DL747400
Sun Aug 12, 2018 4:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Time for AA to monetize JFK slots and Terminal space?
Replies: 86
Views: 9970

Re: Time for AA to monetize JFK slots and Terminal space?

AA is in a really difficult spot at JFK, having far more slots and terminal real estate there than they need. I don't think it is unreasonable to ask: How long until AA's operational cost footprint at JFK becomes cost prohibitive? Are we already there? - They need to feed their partners, especially ...

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by DL747400
Fri Aug 10, 2018 2:51 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Report: 'Emirates' - best carrier among the American travellers
Replies: 32
Views: 3136

Re: Report: 'Emirates' - best carrier among the American travellers

Sourced from arabianbusiness.com ....... Really? Might just as well have come from Al Jazeera.

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by DL747400
Thu Aug 09, 2018 12:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus formally list 251t A330neo
Replies: 95
Views: 14946

Re: Airbus formally list 251t A330neo

About Delta, I think they may increase the order (including with 251t airplanes), to replace their older A330ceos. For the 767s, they may likely go for the A330-800neo. DL ordering the A330-800neo makes no sense, either to replace the 767 fleet or otherwise. It is looking more and more as if the ma...

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by DL747400
Wed Aug 08, 2018 1:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA booted a Cellist from the Aircraft (did not allow the Cello on a paid ticket)
Replies: 163
Views: 15185

Re: AA booted a Cellist from the Aircraft (did not allow the Cello on a paid ticket)

AA's instrument in the cabin policy clearly states that the additional seat must be a window in the bulkhead (with a divider) for the instrument. Based off of the image provided in the article, this was not the case so AA was well within their rights to ask the passenger to exit the plane. Consider...

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by DL747400
Sun Aug 05, 2018 4:31 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Everyone has a "currently flying" retro jet with the exception of Delta.
Replies: 28
Views: 1752

Re: Everyone has a "currently flying" retro jet with the exception of Delta.

IPFreely wrote:
Delta has a retro jet from 31 years ago, it's N904DL.


And yet, it wears the current livery, which means it isn't a retro jet in the context intended by the OP.

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by DL747400
Sun Aug 05, 2018 3:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What would DAL be like if the gate cap went away?
Replies: 36
Views: 3471

Re: What would DAL be like if the gate cap went away?

If the gate cap at DAL went away, AA could establish a focus city at DAL with nonstop service to its hubs plus other top destinations such as ATL, AUS, BOS, DEN, DTW, FLL, IAH, HOU, MCI, LAS, MSP, MSY, EWR, MCO, STL, SAT, SAN, SFO, and TPA. AA had the opportunity to do this back in 2000, but at the...

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by DL747400
Sat Aug 04, 2018 7:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flights delayed at ORY after violent fist fight
Replies: 10
Views: 3189

Re: Flights delayed at ORY after violent fist fight

Thugs, every last one of them. Lock them up and throw away the key.

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by DL747400
Fri Aug 03, 2018 2:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Motley Fool: American Airlines profit plunging after Q2 results
Replies: 115
Views: 16653

Re: AA on death's door per Motley Fool...

MSPNWA wrote:
Then show us how it says otherwise.


Nah, not interested in taking your bait. I instead like to focus on calling out an opinion which is being presented as truth when it is actually fake news. You know where it is. Go find it.

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by DL747400
Thu Aug 02, 2018 1:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Motley Fool: American Airlines profit plunging after Q2 results
Replies: 115
Views: 16653

Re: AA on death's door per Motley Fool...

MSPNWA wrote:
In the real world, DL has little to no debt advantage.


Oh, here we go again....... Sorry, but this little thing called a BALANCE SHEET says otherwise.

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by DL747400
Wed Aug 01, 2018 12:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AF/KLM mulls JV with Air Europa
Replies: 12
Views: 2573

Re: AF/KLM mulls JV with Air Europa

That's good news. I have never understood why UX has been a stepchild and taken a distant back seat role in SkyTeam for as long we they have been a member. Time to step up and increase cooperation, connectivity and codesharing with other SkyTeam member airlines.

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by DL747400
Wed Aug 01, 2018 1:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kenya Airways to start JFK from Oct 31
Replies: 29
Views: 4010

Re: Kenya Airways applies for JFK

klakzky123 wrote:
Alliances are little more than basic interline agreements between member carriers, lounge access agreements and some basic Loyalty partnerships.


Stay tuned. You are about to be proven wrong. ;)

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by DL747400
Tue Oct 17, 2017 1:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus and Bombardier Announce CSeries Partnership
Replies: 1568
Views: 180109

Re: Breaking: Airbus and Bombardier Announce C Series Partnership

I am all about supporting American companies, but I believe that Boeing got exactly what they deserve in this case. Let Airbus and Bombardier join forces to support a free market. Let Boeing go away the loser, licking their wounds and hopefully learning a lesson. DL should think twice before orderin...

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by DL747400
Wed Oct 11, 2017 11:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL announces Q3 2017 pre-tax profit USD $1.7 Billion
Replies: 76
Views: 11590

DL announces Q3 2017 pre-tax profit USD $1.7 Billion

http://news.delta.com/delta-air-lines-a ... ter-profit

-Slightly lower profit in Q3 2017 versus Q3 2016
-$120 Million USD impact from the hurricanes.
-Operating revenue up 5.5%

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http://news.delta.com/delta-air-lines-a ... ter-profit

-Slightly lower profit in Q3 2017 versus Q3 2016
-$120 Million USD impact from the hurricanes.
-Operating revenue up 5.5%

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by DL747400
Sat Sep 09, 2017 1:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL Sends 744 To Orlando To Pick Up Evacuees
Replies: 91
Views: 19112

Re: DL Sends 744 To Orlando To Pick Up Evacuees

Wow, that's expensive. Wow, that is a really uninformed comment. Let's look at some basic math.......... With 376 seats on a 744, assuming all are filled with a paying passenger and assuming that everyone is paying that same maximum fare of $399 USD, that comes out to just over $150,000 USD. What e...

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by DL747400
Wed Aug 30, 2017 2:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta 1997 Concept Liveries Released
Replies: 42
Views: 7287

Re: Delta 1997 Concept Liveries Released

Like everything DL-related from this time period, these are all hideous. It pains me to even look at them. File these with Song and Delta Express, SimpliFares, Good Goes Around, the rounded/softened "frowning" widget, etc.

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by DL747400
Sat Aug 26, 2017 10:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Going On At RDU - Part 1
Replies: 442
Views: 49069

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

I'm skeptical of RDU being able to profitably support three daily network carrier flights nonstop to Europe. It would not surprise me at all to see DL service RDU-AMS, especially now that DL is beginning to use RDU for connections. In shopping itineraries which have traditionally been routed via MS...

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by DL747400
Fri Aug 25, 2017 4:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Going On At RDU - Part 1
Replies: 442
Views: 49069

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

RDU-CDG is doing well, even since the upguage.

Looking forward to RDU-AMS next.

Also thinking that RDU-LHR will be in DL's plans as the DL/VS/AF/KL JV unfolds.

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by DL747400
Mon Aug 14, 2017 11:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta C Series
Replies: 89
Views: 18415

Re: Delta C Series

I think the C-Series will be definitely be used to upguage DFW-LGA / -JFK / -LAX. Would not surprise me at all to see DL (finally) add DFW-SEA. Upguages on DFW-SLC / -MSP / -DTW are also strong possibilities. And thinking about DL continuing to develop the focus cities, I'll also go out on a limb an...

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by DL747400
Sat Aug 12, 2017 2:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Australia announces a net loss of $185 million for FY16/17
Replies: 103
Views: 10674

Re: Virgin Australia announces a net loss of $185 million for FY16/17

VA is going down a very slippery slope. They need a Reg Ansett-level leader, and better network planning, rather than a mixed bag of codeshares and frames. Sounds like it may be time for another carrier to make a significant equity investment, replace the management/network/revenue management teams...

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by DL747400
Mon Aug 07, 2017 12:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Scope of Delta in Amsterdam
Replies: 41
Views: 8799

Re: Scope of Delta in Amsterdam

Compared to AA at LHR, DL at AMS is much more focused on local traffic Your evidence of this? I HIGHLY doubt this is accurate. LHR is an exponentially larger market. We all know AMS is the connection hub, yes there is some decent-sized local traffic, but its primary function is connections. It is t...

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by DL747400
Mon Aug 07, 2017 12:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta A350 interiors
Replies: 79
Views: 17079

Re: Delta A350 interiors

oldannyboy wrote:
Wow, that is one positively DARK A350 interior.


I believe this is because not all of the cabin lights are on. Looks to me like Maintenance has the cabin lighting system is in standby mode.

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by DL747400
Thu Aug 03, 2017 1:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: QR Gives Up on Buying AA Stake
Replies: 10
Views: 2843

Re: QR Gives Up on Buying AA Stake

Good! This was an ego-driven, very ill-conceived move from the very beginning. Hostile and provocative.

Hopefully AA told Al Baker to go pound sand.................

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by DL747400
Tue Aug 01, 2017 12:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AirFrance/KLM buys significant stake in VS and extends partnership with DL/MU
Replies: 180
Views: 22296

Re: AirFrance/KLM buys significant stake in VS and extends partnership with DL/MU

I've thought for quite some time now that interesting things would begin to happen once VS was folded into the DL/AF/KL transatlantic JV. Does anyone else think that this deal might be primarily about LHR slots that are currently being used by AF/KL for LHR-CDG and LHR-AMS services? What if some of ...

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by DL747400
Sat Jul 29, 2017 2:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL will fund LGA terminal project without Goldman
Replies: 129
Views: 16382

Re: DL will fund LGA terminal project without Goldman

TerminalD wrote:
Varsity1 wrote:
Delta is building airports and running oil refineries. Weird airline.

Isn't that what they accuse EK of doing? LOL


Not quite, the difference being that EK does it using massive government subsidies, like QR and EY.

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by DL747400
Sat Jul 29, 2017 2:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bandwagon effect in airlines
Replies: 2
Views: 727

Re: Bandwagon effect in airlines

What you are calling the bandwagon effect, or being copycats is nothing more than free market competition.

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by DL747400
Thu Jul 13, 2017 1:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta posts Q2 2017 profit $1.85 Billion USD
Replies: 66
Views: 11353

Re: Delta posts Q2 2017 profit $1.85 Billion USD

Financial results have no bearing on employee moral or relations. But profit sharing as a piece of the overall benefits portfolio does contribute to good employee moral and positive labor relations. Everyone I know who works for DL takes home a very nice profit sharing check each February and they ...

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by DL747400
Thu Jul 13, 2017 12:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta posts Q2 2017 profit $1.85 Billion USD
Replies: 66
Views: 11353

Delta posts Q2 2017 profit $1.85 Billion USD

http://news.delta.com/delta-air-lines-announces-june-quarter-2017-profit Amazing "best in company's history" results for DL, generating higher profits in Q2 '17 versus Q2 '16. Congratulations to all DL employees around the world. Must be a great place to work. http://news.delta.com/sites/d...

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by DL747400
Fri Jul 07, 2017 12:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta "security incident" - passenger attempts to open exit door
Replies: 117
Views: 15342

Re: Delta "security incident" - passenger attempts to enter cockpit

1. Let the perpetrator spend some time in federal prison.
2. Add them to the global no-fly list for life.
3. Require them to reimburse DL for the cost of the diversion/return.

Case closed.

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by DL747400
Wed Jun 21, 2017 1:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar Airways announced Skytrax "Airline of the Year"
Replies: 35
Views: 4234

Re: Qatar Airways announced Skytrax "Airline of the Year"

Until American Airlines, United Airlines, Delta Airlines, etc have a better customer service, food, cabin, good looking flight attendants, don't expect them to be at Top 20. Don't worry your pretty little head over it. There are an increasing number of airlines from around the world who have decide...

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by DL747400
Sun Jun 11, 2017 3:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 6/11/2017:AS Drops SLC-SJC, DL Drops ATL-BJX, DL Adds MSP-AUA, F9 Trims CVG/DEN, NK
Replies: 77
Views: 12426

Re: OAG Changes 6/11/2017:AS Drops SLC-SJC, DL Drops ATL-BJX, DL Adds MSP-AUA, F9 Trims CVG/DEN, NK

AWACSooner wrote:
It seems to me that the ULCC's are akin to a strip mining operation...move in, get all the easy pickings...and move out at the first sign the route may not work.


You forgot the part about leaving their castings behind!

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by DL747400
Tue Jun 06, 2017 1:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar AIrways to defer orders?
Replies: 23
Views: 8900

Re: Qatar AIrways to defer orders?

It would be ironic for DL to pick those up if they were to become available. As satisfying as would be (for some), it won't happen. Why? 1. DL will very soon begin accepting delivery of the first 15 (of 25) A350s, built according to DL specifications. 2. DL is in no urgent need for additional A350s...

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by DL747400
Sun May 28, 2017 3:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA and DL in BOS as focus city. Is the future uncertain?
Replies: 101
Views: 11473

Re: AA and DL in BOS as focus city. Is the future uncertain?

I believe part of DL's wish list for Terminal A at BOS is a CPB facility to avoid the E-A transfer. Not sure what the status of that request is, though. I suspect the idea of a future FIS in Terminal A might not be out of the question. IIRC, DL wanted Terminal A to include a FIS, but Massport didn'...

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by DL747400
Sun May 28, 2017 3:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Engineering Giants Jumbo Jet Strip Down
Replies: 4
Views: 2295

Re: Engineering Giants Jumbo Jet Strip Down

http://www.airfleets.net/ficheapp/plane-b747-28852.htm
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bennett123 wrote:
Which B747 did we see being torn up?


I believe it was Victor Xray:

http://www.airfleets.net/ficheapp/plane-b747-28852.htm

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by DL747400
Sat May 27, 2017 3:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA and DL in BOS as focus city. Is the future uncertain?
Replies: 101
Views: 11473

Re: AA and DL in BOS as focus city. Is the future uncertain?

FCO is already connected with skyteam partner Alitalia so really no need for Delta to add FCO as it really is only a seasonable route and AZ has it covered out of BOS for Delta. That type of statement certainly doesn't do anything to enhance your credibility, but no one really believes that credibi...

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by DL747400
Sun May 14, 2017 4:05 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Printed boarding pass vs. smartphone
Replies: 60
Views: 8553

Re: Printed boarding pass vs. smartphone

Another feature of the FlyDelta all that I really like is receiving a notification on my phone when my checked bag has been scanned into the baggage system and another notification when the bag is loaded onboard the aircraft. One less thing to worry about when traveling brings peace of mind. I perso...

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by DL747400
Tue Apr 25, 2017 12:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: VS and DY duke it out at SEA: Who will win?
Replies: 13
Views: 3002

Re: VS and DY duke it out at SEA: Who will win?

LHR-SEA is a DL/VS JV market. DL/VS will jointly manage this quite effectively by simply changing the availability offered for sale in the market; fewer seats for sale LHR-SEA O&D and more seats for LHR to connecting destinations beyond SEA. SEA is, after all, a transfer hub. Happens all the tim...

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by DL747400
Sun Apr 23, 2017 3:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian to fly Gran Canaria to Americas
Replies: 72
Views: 18579

Re: Norwegian to fly Gran Canaria to Americas

I like the idea. If the 737-8 has enough range, it could open up a new market. Tourism Travel from the Canary Islands to the United States is very small. There could be some incentives to attract US travelers. Since there is little competition I think starting with JFK makes sense I have long thoug...

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by DL747400
Thu Apr 13, 2017 1:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS adds DAL-SEA/PDX/SJC/SAN
Replies: 124
Views: 14182

Re: AS adds DAL-SEA/PDX/SJC/SAN

Did anyone else happen to notice the routemap in the link at the top of this post? Should we be expecting DAL-DEN/ATL/ORD/BOS/ ANC next? (I can't figure out how to attach a pic of the routemap). Like this: https://resource.alaskaair.net/~/media/Images/merch/new-flights/ASVXRouteMap41217v2.jpg

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by DL747400
Wed Apr 12, 2017 1:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Q1 Results Beats Expectations
Replies: 10
Views: 2083

Re: Delta Q1 Results Beats Expectations

Better article with more info: http://news.delta.com/delta-air-lines-announces-march-2017-quarter-profit April Storm Impact Last week, severe weather in Atlanta caused significant disruptions to Delta’s operations. The company cancelled approximately 4,000 flights as a result of the weather and the ...

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by DL747400
Thu Mar 23, 2017 3:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA in discussions to acquire stake in China Southern
Replies: 1
Views: 596

AA in discussions to acquire stake in China Southern

Per Bloomberg: American Airlines in talks to buy stake in Chinese carrier http://www.dallasnews.com/business/airlines/2017/03/22/bloomberg-american-airlines-talks-buy-stake-chinese-carrier Is DL planning to make a counter offer, or are they content with their stake in China Eastern and the future of...

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by DL747400
Sun Mar 19, 2017 3:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kenya Airways applies for JFK
Replies: 36
Views: 7567

Re: Kenya Airways applies for JFK

Only Johannesburg-Atlanta, Lagos-Atlanta and Accra-New York are still operating. I am pretty certain that DL still serves Dakar as well from JFK like 3 times a week or something like that. Yes, JFK-DKR is still operating: http://www.delta.com/content/dam/delta-www/pdfs/route-maps/africa-route-map.p...

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by DL747400
Sat Mar 18, 2017 3:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 747-400 At Delta Museum On Permanent Display
Replies: 6
Views: 2752

Re: 747-400 At Delta Museum On Permanently Display

I was just contacted a couple of days ago by a super nice girl in DL's marketing department who graciously provided me with 2 complimentary tickets to a private pre-opening event to mark the public opening of 747 Experience. Sounds like it is going to be quite event. Very much looking forward to att...

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by DL747400
Sat Mar 18, 2017 2:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Attacker killed at Paris Orly Airport
Replies: 4
Views: 1974

Re: Attacker killed at Paris Orly Airport

Not toonly much information on the identity of the Attacker or what. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-39314250 Disagree. There is more than enough already known about the attacker: From the above article: "The man, 39, was on a watch-list of radicalised individuals and had been involved ...

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by DL747400
Sun Mar 12, 2017 4:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta/ Fortune's 100 Best Companies to Work For
Replies: 38
Views: 2938

Re: Delta/ Fortune's 100 Best Companies to Work For

I don't work for DL, so it is true that I lack an inside perspective, As a Diamond Medallion expecting to requalify this year based on flown miles, what I can say that the overwhelming majority of employees seem to be happy or even very happy working for DL. There is absolutely no question that the ...

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by DL747400
Mon Feb 27, 2017 2:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alitalia Struggling: on its knees
Replies: 58
Views: 13880

Re: Alitalia Struggling: on its knees

Just like Greece's OA, the day has passed For Italy's AZ. There is no future for this carrier. They are beyond the point of no return. Time to pull the plug and let everyone move on. Italy is an important market and there are numerous other carriers who will come in and fill the void just like what ...

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