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by DL747400
Mon Oct 08, 2018 1:11 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: $19 Minimum Wage Coming to NYC Airports
Replies: 33
Views: 1573

Re: $19 Minimum Wage Coming to NYC Airports

19 $ x 160 h = 3,040 $ / month - I guess that's before taxes and other deductions. How far can somebody go with this money in New York (suburbs included)? Somebody who is working full-time should always get so much money that he / she can live of it without having to fear the end of the month. Rega...

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by DL747400
Sun Oct 07, 2018 3:09 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: US Congress: Banned phone calls on planes
Replies: 61
Views: 5364

Re: US Congress: Banned phone calls on planes

We could all take a lesson from Japanese society They don’t make rules about cell phone use on public transport, their culture of privacy and politeness just expects it And they adhere to this You speak about the Japanese. This entire thread is about banning U.S. citizens pushing the U.S. Congress ...

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by DL747400
Sat Oct 06, 2018 6:34 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: US Congress: Banned phone calls on planes
Replies: 61
Views: 5364

Re: US Congress: Banned phone calls on planes

"Congress could consider revising its ban in the future to permit calls made with muffling devices or from private booths installed on board” I wonder how much airlines would charge for the use of phone booths since they would have to be installed where you now have seats. Unless they remove o...

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by DL747400
Sat Oct 06, 2018 6:29 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: US Congress: Banned phone calls on planes
Replies: 61
Views: 5364

Re: US Congress: Banned phone calls on planes

And to think that there used to be payphones on airplanes... Oh, come on now... If you are truly honest with yourself, you have to admit that the time to which you refer when many commercial airliners had Airphone and Verizon pay phones was back at a time in history when people and society in gener...

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by DL747400
Sat Oct 06, 2018 4:34 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: US Congress: Banned phone calls on planes
Replies: 61
Views: 5364

Re: US Congress: Banned phone calls on planes

If someone is respectful of those around them I don’t have a problem with people using phones on aircraft. So when that someone is NOT respectful because they don't know how to be respectful, or because they refuse to be respectful, your comment clearly demonstrates the expectation that hundreds of...

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by DL747400
Sat Oct 06, 2018 3:12 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: US Congress: Banned phone calls on planes
Replies: 61
Views: 5364

Re: US Congress: Banned phone calls on planes

It seems to me as we live in an ever more connected world that calls would become the norm. As a pilot I get to position on overseas airlines regularly and have flown multiple carriers that offer such technologies. I have seen people use their own cell phones and never been bothered nor noted any o...

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by DL747400
Sat Oct 06, 2018 3:06 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: US Congress: Banned phone calls on planes
Replies: 61
Views: 5364

Re: US Congress: Banned phone calls on planes

LAXintl wrote:
Very short sighted imo, especially as voice calls become ever more common on foreign airlines.


Then that is a very good reason to avoid those foreign carriers who allow voice calls. It would be very helpful if someone could post a list of said carriers for everyone's awareness.

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by DL747400
Sat Oct 06, 2018 3:03 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: US Congress: Banned phone calls on planes
Replies: 61
Views: 5364

Re: US Congress: Banned phone calls on planes

Dumb to make a law. Simply should let the market decide. Let airlines offer the feature and let market place decide based on consumer action whether its sticks or not. Each airline can decide on its own if the feature is a benefit or hinderence to their market position. Disagree 150%. Sadly, we liv...

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by DL747400
Sat Oct 06, 2018 3:09 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: US Congress: Banned phone calls on planes
Replies: 61
Views: 5364

Re: US Congress: Banned phone calls on planes

I will never understand why people are so hypocritical about talking on planes. People talk in the car, on the bus, on the train, in the office, yet all of a sudden, do it on a plane and you’re the worst person alive. The attitude reflected in that comment is very typical of people who think it's a...

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by DL747400
Fri Oct 05, 2018 1:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: $10 Billion JFK Airport Renovation
Replies: 122
Views: 17844

Re: $10 Billion JFK Airport Renovation

tlecam wrote:
How is it a nightmare by rail?


Try it once and you'll see for yourself. I will never make that mistake again!

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by DL747400
Thu Oct 04, 2018 12:50 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: "The biggest airline failures of all time, from Trump Shuttle to Laker Airways"
Replies: 85
Views: 6105

Re: "The biggest airline failures of all time, from Trump Shuttle to Laker Airways"

What about the big legacy airlines that survived thanks to public constant bailouts... List is long but (not) distinguished. You and everyone else know full well that the last C11 filings of the US3 were brought about by the 9/11 terror attacks and the resulting economic impact from the war on terr...

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by DL747400
Fri Sep 28, 2018 1:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Longest 737 Flight? GOL plans Brasilia - Cancun launch in June 2019, with the 737 MAX
Replies: 12
Views: 2348

Re: Longest 737 Flight? GOL plans Brasilia - Cancun launch in June 2019, with the 737 MAX

Will be interesting to see whether either AM or DL will codeshare or with G3 on this flight, or provide any connectivity to/from it.

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by DL747400
Fri Sep 28, 2018 12:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: GOL To Cancun from Brasilia
Replies: 8
Views: 1113

Re: GOL To Cancun from Brasilia

Will be interesting to see whether AM or DL introduce any connectivity with or codesharing on this new flight.

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by DL747400
Fri Sep 21, 2018 12:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates shelves plans to fly to MEX
Replies: 67
Views: 11940

Re: Emirates shelves plans to fly to MEX

I wonder how much of a role the AM/DL JV had in the Mexican authorities not giving EK what they wanted. If the media were to question EK about this, they would vehemently deny it, but I have a feeling that DL/AM may have something to do with it... Hopefully, AM/DL did have something to do with it. ...

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by DL747400
Thu Sep 20, 2018 1:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Copa reveals new Business Class seats for the 737 MAX
Replies: 26
Views: 5278

Re: Copa reveals new Business Class seats for the 737 MAX

Looks almost identical to what DL has been using in Delta One on their 757s for several years now: https://travelskills.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/06/Screen-Shot-2014-06-24-at-10.33.27-PM.png https://thepointsguy.com/2017/08/delta-one-757-200-flight-review/ It would be nice if lie-flat seating cont...

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by DL747400
Thu Sep 13, 2018 12:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumours about Air France US expansion
Replies: 82
Views: 10316

Re: Air France Us expansion

With the power of the ATI-immunized TATL JV with DL, I suspect that AF will be much more successful this time around. I wish them great success. Still, it would have been better to see KLM open daily DFW-AMS service. AMS connections are so much easier and more pleasant than connections via CDG. It's...

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by DL747400
Wed Sep 12, 2018 1:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SEA IAF project update
Replies: 23
Views: 3402

Re: SEA IAF project update

iamlucky13 wrote:
Considered from that baseline, we're not talking about 60% budget overrun, but a 206% overrun.


Wait, is this Port of Seattle or PANYNJ?

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by DL747400
Sat Sep 08, 2018 4:47 pm
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Delta Adiemus Commercial w/ JFK Worldport
Replies: 11
Views: 1656

Re: Delta Adiemus Commercial w/ JFK Worldport

I remember that commercial you mention, but I don't ever recall seeing a version of that commercial which included shots of the JFK Worldport. Like you, I suspect that could well have been an alternate version of the same commercial intended for the NYC market. You may wish to contact the DL Archive...

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by DL747400
Sun Sep 02, 2018 4:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 9/2/2018:AA/AS/DL/UA/WN
Replies: 79
Views: 10749

Re: OAG Changes 9/2/2018:AA/AS/DL/UA/WN

WN's BOS operation is not doing to well, MKE, IND, and CMH were reduced last year, now AUS, BNA, and BWI this year WN will likely continue to struggle in BOS and will continue to make reductions, IMO. The BOS market is owned by B6 and DL. WN's coverage of major routes from SEA is starting to feel l...

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by DL747400
Sun Sep 02, 2018 3:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Muddle of the Market aircraft (No, this isn’t a typo)
Replies: 327
Views: 29752

Re: The Muddle of the Market aircraft (No, this isn’t a typo)

The major strike against such an aircraft is that the marketplace has already spoken, the consumer is happy flying existing narrowbody planes over longer distances. Be careful not to put forth your personal opinion as fact. There are many, many consumers of air travel, especially business travelers...

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by DL747400
Sat Sep 01, 2018 11:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ATL-WAW route
Replies: 44
Views: 6367

Re: ATL-WAW route

If DL ever restarts service to WAW, it will be from JFK and would be seasonal.

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by DL747400
Sat Sep 01, 2018 3:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Muddle of the Market aircraft (No, this isn’t a typo)
Replies: 327
Views: 29752

Re: The Muddle of the Market aircraft (No, this isn’t a typo)

United and Qantas are the only two airlines on record to need a smaller widebody. Not quite. DL also has significant needs in this area, primarily to replace their large 763ER fleet, but also for some domestic upgauging and short haul international growth. Their interest in NMA is real and have pub...

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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: 31
Views: 3670

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: 114
Views: 14901

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: 3377

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: 119
Views: 19675

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: 170
Views: 16344

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: 1987

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: 3576

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: 3264

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: 17100

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: 17100

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: 2653

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: 37
Views: 5415

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
Sun Jul 29, 2018 3:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue reaches tentative pilot agreement with ALPA
Replies: 57
Views: 6332

Re: JetBlue reaches tentative pilot agreement with ALPA

I don't know if the A220 is what sold this contract to the B6 pilot group. It's certainly a nice pay bump over the E190, but the pay rates very underwhelming when comparing to the other pilot group, Delta, that will be flying the aircraft in the US. B6 starts taking deliveries in 2020 so I looked a...

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by DL747400
Sat Jul 28, 2018 1:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue reaches tentative pilot agreement with ALPA
Replies: 57
Views: 6332

Re: JetBlue reaches tentative pilot agreement with ALPA

Great plan! Order A220s to buy the YES vote.

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by DL747400
Wed Jul 25, 2018 12:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MD-8X firefighter: why gear down on retardant drops?
Replies: 21
Views: 4286

Re: MD-8X firefighter: why gear down on retardant drops?

Gonzalo wrote:
If you want to avoid a horn ( knowing is a false alarm or being aware of the “real problem” like this case), the easiest way is to pull out the circuit breaker.


Wow. Now there's a safe procedure! :roll:

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by DL747400
Tue Jul 24, 2018 11:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WestJet renames 737 Plus cabin , debuts “Premium”
Replies: 48
Views: 5558

Re: WestJet renames 737 Plus cabin , debuts “Premium”

This rebranding and product upgrade will also provide a more seamless transition from WS Premium to DL Domestic First when marketing the WS/DL JV. There is now a better match between the two products.

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by DL747400
Sat Jul 21, 2018 2:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL fires a Korean speaking gate agent for misconduct
Replies: 43
Views: 11473

Re: DL fires a Korean speaking gate agent for misconduct

........ An airline in its hub,and we are speaking of ATL not ATH, simply cannot monitor every agent.It just can't be true.This happens only at casinos where the stakes are high indeed. ........ :rotfl: If you think that an airline cannot "simply cannot monitor every agent" when it comes ...

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by DL747400
Sat Jul 21, 2018 3:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue restructuring operations, to lay off employees
Replies: 129
Views: 19296

Re: JetBlue restructuring operations, to lay off employees

B6 is laying off staff to reduce overhead as they prepare for one of two futures: Selling the airline or seeking the funding needed to acquire another airline. Either way, reduced overhead will make them look more attractive on paper to a potential acquirer or lender. Handwriting is on the wall: The...

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by DL747400
Fri Jul 20, 2018 12:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Malaysia to release report on MH370 on 30 July 2018
Replies: 2
Views: 661

Re: Malaysia to release report on MH370 on 30 July 2018

Sneak preview from the report: They didn't find the plane.

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by DL747400
Fri Jul 20, 2018 12:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sun Country Switch to Contractor at MSP Becomes Disaster
Replies: 97
Views: 12127

Re: Sun Country Switch to Contractor at MSP Becomes Disaster

In true A.Net fashion, this is a professional airline, they had info not available to us desk jockey's when they made their decision to outsource. Unfortunately, no one is interested is getting the original data and seeing how market conditions changed resulting in this outcome, I mean after all, t...

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by DL747400
Fri Jul 20, 2018 12:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sun Country Switch to Contractor at MSP Becomes Disaster
Replies: 97
Views: 12127

Re: Sun Country Switch to Contractor at MSP Becomes Disaster

History repeats itself. People never learn.

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by DL747400
Fri Jul 20, 2018 12:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KE's new branding campaign - 'Go Korean'
Replies: 13
Views: 2761

Re: KE's new branding campaign - 'Go Korean'

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Ick. Have not seen one this bad since AF's horrible campaign 'France Is In The Air'

https://youtu.be/_yACKInj9eg

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by DL747400
Fri Jul 20, 2018 2:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Drone flies close to A380
Replies: 70
Views: 9010

Re: Drone flies close to A380

Legal or not, it was completely reckless and irresponsible on the part of the drone operator. If it can be proven that the AF A380 captain who posted the video was also the drone operator, then AF should take action against the employee. But this is AF and union-infested Socialist France we're talki...

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by DL747400
Fri Jul 20, 2018 2:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sun Country Switch to Contractor at MSP Becomes Disaster
Replies: 97
Views: 12127

Re: Sun Country Switch to Contractor at MSP Becomes Disaster

IMO, anyone who buys a ticket on SunCountry deserves exactly what they get.

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by DL747400
Thu Jul 19, 2018 2:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hi Fly unveil A380 Coral Reef livery
Replies: 56
Views: 13621

Re: Hi Fly unveil A380 Coral Reef livery

Just when I thought a livery could get no worse, along comes this mess.

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by DL747400
Tue Jul 17, 2018 12:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Q2 2018 earnings thread
Replies: 46
Views: 6298

Re: Delta Q2 2018 earnings thread

Interesting that the refinery provided DL with a benefit of ~ $40 Million USD in Q2, 2018.

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