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by MSPNWA
Thu Oct 18, 2018 2:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United post Q3 2018 earnings
Replies: 35
Views: 6350

Re: United post Q3 2018 earnings

Atlwarrior wrote:
Furthermore when it comes to debt reduction. United is no where near Delta.


"Debt reduction" =/= a low liability position.

You're right, they're not close. UA is solidly in the best position debt-wise. AA and DL - we won't know who's #2 until the long-term plays out.

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by MSPNWA
Wed Oct 17, 2018 8:52 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: UA Threatens Customers with Collections for using Skipplagged/hidden city ticketing
Replies: 45
Views: 2569

Re: UA Threatens Customers with Collections for using Skipplagged/hidden city ticketing

Although airlines have the right to pursue actions against the contract, the contract language itself however is what will be in jeopardy someday. I think the day is coming when airlines will not be able to punish hidden city ticketing. I really would like to see this go to court one day and have th...

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by MSPNWA
Wed Oct 17, 2018 6:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Etihad to cancel a "significant amount" of A350 Order according to Aviation Analyst
Replies: 56
Views: 10094

Re: Etihad to cancel a "significant amount" of A350 Order according to Aviation Analyst

Rough times at EY. With their plan to be more of a point-to-point carrier, my guess is that if the A350s are on the chopping block, the 777Xs will be one day as well. Like the article states, it's more like the ME2 now.

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by MSPNWA
Wed Oct 17, 2018 12:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future of UA's Airbus Fleet
Replies: 42
Views: 7229

Re: Future of UA's Airbus Fleet

My prediction is that the oldest A320s will start leaving around 2020, around when the MAX-10s come on board. Keeping the A320 past then is too much capacity in that time frame if you ask me, so something has to give, and that's the oldest planes in need of a replacement cycle. The MAX-10 will be a ...

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by MSPNWA
Mon Oct 15, 2018 7:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL Capacity on JFK-DTW: Why so low?
Replies: 47
Views: 5889

Re: DL Capacity on JFK-DTW: Why so low?

Biggest reason? No competition. The contrast between MSP-JFK and DTW-JFK illustrates this perfectly. No reason MSP-JFK should have nearly three times the capacity.

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by MSPNWA
Fri Oct 12, 2018 8:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Air Lines Announces 2018 September Quarter Profit
Replies: 53
Views: 8782

Re: Delta Air Lines Announces 2018 September Quarter Profit

I heard this in the 3Q earnings call stream and then checked over the transcript to double check what I thought I had heard and found it interesting that Paul Jacobson (CFO) said the following about fuel: Quote: Certainly, the refinery helps us as does our integrated fuel strategy in which we conti...

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by MSPNWA
Fri Oct 12, 2018 4:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Air Lines Announces 2018 September Quarter Profit
Replies: 53
Views: 8782

Re: Delta Air Lines Announces 2018 September Quarter Profit

I'm curious to see if DL's 4Q revenue outlook holds. They are in an uncharacteristic downward trend in load factor. It's hard to maintain PRASM with just yield increases. Also, their outlook for 2019 non-fuel CASM to be held under 2% doesn't strike me as overly positive. No airline will be able to e...

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by MSPNWA
Fri Oct 12, 2018 3:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A few Delta fleet questions.
Replies: 135
Views: 12061

Re: A few Delta fleet questions.

WayexTDI wrote:
Air Canada Rouge (listed as a separate owner on TC website), Condor Flugdienst, Air Japan to name a few (they had 767's in July 2016).

Rouge? Air Japan? You weren't looking for a "representative sample". You were looking for an excuse to wiggle out of your box.

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by MSPNWA
Thu Oct 11, 2018 6:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Inaugural SQ SIN-EWR A359ULR 11 October 2018
Replies: 156
Views: 35441

Re: Inaugural SQ SIN-EWR A359ULR 11 October 2018

Great to see this route come back. Amazing that it's being done now with a twin. But, there's no substitute for the A345.

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by MSPNWA
Thu Oct 11, 2018 6:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A few Delta fleet questions.
Replies: 135
Views: 12061

Re: A few Delta fleet questions.

How many major US airlines with widebody fleet do you see? I count 3. So, this is not a representative sample. If you want a representative sample, take a look at current/historic 767 operators from largest to smallest and then look at their 787 fleet/order book. You'll find one glaring omission on...

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by MSPNWA
Thu Oct 11, 2018 3:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hurricane Michael
Replies: 48
Views: 6305

Re: Hurricane Micheal

Not surprised that DL didn't offer waivers with ATL. They are very stingy on waivers. There's no excuse this time. Profits over customers once again. Frankly, I trust DL's weathermen (and NOAA) more than Jim Cantore. DL's dudes are for safety, the Weather Channel for media hype and selling advertisi...

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by MSPNWA
Thu Oct 11, 2018 3:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A few Delta fleet questions.
Replies: 135
Views: 12061

Re: A few Delta fleet questions.

[ DL employs and army of accounting/finance people who evaluated (1) extending the life of the MD-88/90, (2) ordering 321CEO to replace them and (3) ordering 321NEO to replace them — using worst-case scenarios over the next 20+ years — and concluded that the 321CEO was their best option. Accounting...

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by MSPNWA
Wed Oct 10, 2018 11:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First plane painted in Sun Country’s new livery
Replies: 69
Views: 12008

Re: First plane painted in Sun Country’s new livery

I think the concept looked better than reality. It's not terrible, but it's a far cry from their previous liveries.

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by MSPNWA
Tue Oct 09, 2018 3:19 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump engaged in outright fraud, New York Times
Replies: 113
Views: 3123

Re: Trump engaged in outright fraud, New York Times

I've used this analogy before, and I suppose it bears repeating in this thread. Let's imagine two people. One is a rough character who isn't living a life you model after and has a shady past. But he/she does good for you, does for you what he/she said they would, and in general improves your qualit...

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by MSPNWA
Tue Oct 09, 2018 3:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA/UA/DL US Big 3: Nuanced Changes in Airlines' Fleets
Replies: 20
Views: 3212

Re: AA/UA/DL US Big 3: Nuanced Changes in Airlines' Fleets

In the case of American, since the OP mentioned debt...they have a lot of debt and negative equity. They have to be considered a ticking time bomb compared to the other US3+WN and the three major regionals (HA, AS, B6). It's been talked about in other threads, but one can make a strong case that AA...

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by MSPNWA
Tue Oct 09, 2018 2:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A few Delta fleet questions.
Replies: 135
Views: 12061

Re: A few Delta fleet questions.

You are talking many years in the future my friend, lots could happen in that timeframe That day is already here. It started when the 763 started heading to the pasture. DL currently has 17 active frames that are 25-28 years old, and they are trickling away. By and large the 763 doesn't fly the den...

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by MSPNWA
Tue Oct 09, 2018 1:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Aircraft Refurbishment - 2018
Replies: 627
Views: 85789

Re: Delta Aircraft Refurbishment - 2018

Transpac787 wrote:
The EOW MD88’s are not many... I don’t have the exact ships list in front of me, but it’s in the ballpark of 984-999, and that’s it.


Good guess. 982-999. So only 18.

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by MSPNWA
Tue Oct 09, 2018 12:21 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Climate report: Scientists urge deep rapid change to limit warming
Replies: 66
Views: 1718

Re: Climate report: Scientists urge deep rapid change to limit warming

The American south had to be ‘sold’ on the fact that silvery was wrong, then year later ‘sold’ on the fact black people shold be able to vote. We’re those ideas not worth buying? Hell, centuries agao the world had to be ‘sold’ on the fact the wold was round and rotated around the sun. An idea worth...

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by MSPNWA
Mon Oct 08, 2018 7:48 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Climate report: Scientists urge deep rapid change to limit warming
Replies: 66
Views: 1718

Re: Climate report: Scientists urge deep rapid change to limit warming

How do we sell this to the public? We are a selfish species. How to pursuade people to reduce travel, meat intake etc. It wouldn't have to be "sold" to the public if the message was believable and based on trustworthy science. If you have to sell something, it likely means it isn't worth ...

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by MSPNWA
Mon Oct 08, 2018 3:36 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: AA Tells Agents to Avoid Rebooking on Other Airlines
Replies: 32
Views: 4450

Re: AA Tells Agents to Avoid Rebooking on Other Airlines

So, the airline A.net people love to hate (DL) seems to be more willing to send their customer on their merry way (including by competitors airplanes) than UA or AA. No further comment needed I guess. You have that completely backwards. DL was easily the worst offender at this. And they still may b...

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by MSPNWA
Sat Oct 06, 2018 11:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A220 (CSeries) Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 453
Views: 132975

Re: Airbus A220 (CSeries) Production/Delivery Thread 2018

SteelChair wrote:
There is weeping in Seattle and Chicago.


Unless Boeing restarts the legal process once the aircraft is officially imported. They may be anxiously waiting in Seattle.

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by MSPNWA
Sat Oct 06, 2018 3:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines orders 9 787-9's
Replies: 172
Views: 30271

Re: United Airlines orders 9 787-9's

I'm confused by some of the reasoning here. 1) Lower acquisition cost - maybe, or maybe not if you consider the costs of cancelling the order 3) Less capacity for better yields - sometimes that's what it means - sometimes it just means lost chances of flying customers and UA has a significant share...

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by MSPNWA
Sat Oct 06, 2018 2:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL launches BOS-LIS in S19
Replies: 131
Views: 17224

Re: DL launches BOS-LIS in S19

I have a hunch this has much to do with aircraft availability. Otherwise it doesn't make much sense. This is a way to still serve LIS with more than one flight and not use two internationally-configured aircraft that are tight in availability (752 and 763). ATL is limited to the 763. And JFK is alre...

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by MSPNWA
Sat Oct 06, 2018 2:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: $10 Billion JFK Airport Renovation
Replies: 121
Views: 17097

Re: $10 Billion JFK Airport Renovation

I cringe at models that show new terminals creating a taxi issue between them. I thought we were in the 21st century. This is the definition of lipstick on a pig.

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by MSPNWA
Sat Oct 06, 2018 2:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines orders 9 787-9's
Replies: 172
Views: 30271

Re: United Airlines orders 9 787-9's

I see zero reason for them not to take the A350-900. I can think of a few big ones: 1) Lower acquisition cost 2) Lower operating cost 3) Less capacity for better yields 4) Fleet commonality The A359 is less and less likely to be UA's fleet the longer this plays out. This order chips away at those c...

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by MSPNWA
Mon Oct 01, 2018 2:18 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Grassley Scraps Kavanuagh Hearing
Replies: 1339
Views: 24958

Re: Grassley Scraps Kavanuagh Hearing

And a decades old notebook with a few words scribbled in it does not exonerate him. If you had lived through a traumatic event, you would know where her mind is and why there has been a spike in reports of sexual assaults over the past couple of weeks. Have I told my my trauma surrounding radio tow...

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by MSPNWA
Mon Oct 01, 2018 1:01 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Free Wifi coming on DL?
Replies: 26
Views: 3644

Re: Free Wifi coming on DL?

It was a ridiculous article. DL could have already rolled out free Wifi. They simply don't want to yet--like the other big 4 carriers and AS. It's not technology. It's money.

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by MSPNWA
Mon Oct 01, 2018 12:45 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Grassley Scraps Kavanuagh Hearing
Replies: 1339
Views: 24958

Re: Grassley Scraps Kavanuagh Hearing

What is the most traumatic thing that has ever happened to you? I am sure you will make something up to sound like trauma is not that bad. You really shouldn't go down the trauma road. Scientifically it's not supportive of her testimony. But of course if you listen to the mainstream media and the D...

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by MSPNWA
Mon Oct 01, 2018 12:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 9/30/2018:AC Drops YYZ-MDT/ROC/SYR;DL Adds BOS-LIS, Drops SGU-SLC;F9 Drops CHS-ORD;UA Drops SGU-DEN/LAX
Replies: 44
Views: 6892

Re: OAG Changes 9/30/2018:AC Drops YYZ-MDT/ROC/SYR;DL Adds BOS-LIS, Drops SGU-SLC;F9 Drops CHS-ORD;UA Drops SGU-DEN/LAX

Trading D1 ATL-LIS for BOS-LIS on a domestic 757 (with TAP already going for the low yield crowd) is a curious adjustment.

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by MSPNWA
Sun Sep 30, 2018 6:47 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Grassley Scraps Kavanuagh Hearing
Replies: 1339
Views: 24958

Re: Grassley Scraps Kavanuagh Hearing

isn;t it amazing how the GOP says there is no corroborating evidence against Kavenaugh, yet they won;t call the other person that was alleged to be there to testify, and they won't call the other two accusers to testify. I guess it is easy to lie to GOP donors when you suppress the evidence. Our le...

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by MSPNWA
Sat Sep 29, 2018 2:10 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Grassley Scraps Kavanuagh Hearing
Replies: 1339
Views: 24958

Re: Grassley Scraps Kavanuagh Hearing

Garland wasn’t given a hearing because the only argument they could use against advancing him was purely a partisan one—“well, we could advance him, but he wouldn’t get the votes.” That would not be a credible argument to make and would fall apart fast enough. Hence why they didn’t even start the p...

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by MSPNWA
Sat Sep 29, 2018 12:04 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Grassley Scraps Kavanuagh Hearing
Replies: 1339
Views: 24958

Re: Grassley Scraps Kavanuagh Hearing

Who has asked for the FBI to investigate? The Buffoon? Who has blocked the investigation of the man? The Republicans of course. Who has hidden 100k pages of evidence on this man? The Democrats??? What has happened to ethics in DC, both parties are liars and thieves. I can face that reality, I do no...

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by MSPNWA
Fri Sep 28, 2018 11:34 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Grassley Scraps Kavanuagh Hearing
Replies: 1339
Views: 24958

Re: Grassley Scraps Kavanuagh Hearing

As has been said many time before, let the truth come out, or as someone from way back said " The truth will out" If it is allowed to of course. I do not see the Democrats trying to block the truth, far from it. Considering they already blocked the truth from getting out by withholding al...

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by MSPNWA
Fri Sep 28, 2018 7:32 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Grassley Scraps Kavanuagh Hearing
Replies: 1339
Views: 24958

Re: Grassley Scraps Kavanuagh Hearing

What Flake, et al. don't understand is that compromise only works evenly if both sides are acting in good faith. We know one side is not acting in good faith. This isn't about finding the truth and making a sound judgement. This is about the public motive to resist a Constutionalist judge at all cos...

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by MSPNWA
Fri Sep 28, 2018 6:10 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Grassley Scraps Kavanuagh Hearing
Replies: 1339
Views: 24958

Re: Grassley Scraps Kavanuagh Hearing

Recall that Dr. Ford had asked this whole thing be kept quiet. Recall that, whenever a Democrat is accused of sexual abuse, you righties DEMAND she be heard until he is removed from office. Recall that you righties never wanted to hear from ANY of his accusers. I wonder why that is? Could it be tha...

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by MSPNWA
Fri Sep 28, 2018 4:35 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Grassley Scraps Kavanuagh Hearing
Replies: 1339
Views: 24958

Re: Grassley Scraps Kavanuagh Hearing

jetero wrote:
Meaning your mind was already made up then?


Quite the opposite. Nice try. Go fish.

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by MSPNWA
Fri Sep 28, 2018 4:03 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Grassley Scraps Kavanuagh Hearing
Replies: 1339
Views: 24958

Re: Grassley Scraps Kavanuagh Hearing

Yes, I am sure if you were casually accused of being a gang rapist and had your life destroyed just because someone didn't want you to take a job you would act all cool and composed. Bingo. His reaction was exactly what I would expect from someone that was innocent and drug through Hell like this. ...

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by MSPNWA
Thu Sep 27, 2018 7:28 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Grassley Scraps Kavanuagh Hearing
Replies: 1339
Views: 24958

Re: Grassley Scraps Kavanuagh Hearing

You've said in the past that you're an economist, so how do you know it's "weak from a factual, legal view?" As with a lot of things, it's not so cut and dried. A jury, if this was a jury trial, would have to consider all of the evidence presented to it, and weigh that evidence to reach a...

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by MSPNWA
Thu Sep 27, 2018 6:37 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Grassley Scraps Kavanuagh Hearing
Replies: 1339
Views: 24958

Re: Grassley Scraps Kavanuagh Hearing

That's a very weak comeback to challenge her credibility on the core issue. My wife, like hundreds of millions of other people around the world, has a distinct fear of flying and never takes a plane ride on a casual basis. She'll get on one if her boss tells her to be somewhere (or the destination ...

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by MSPNWA
Thu Sep 27, 2018 5:52 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Grassley Scraps Kavanuagh Hearing
Replies: 1339
Views: 24958

Re: Grassley Scraps Kavanuagh Hearing

So her fear of flying is selective; you can fly without issue when it's for vacations, but not to testify about an alleged attack that has supposedly caused you grief for 36 years. She took a polygraph, but not in the office, at her hotel room because she was on a tight schedule and had to catch he...

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by MSPNWA
Thu Sep 27, 2018 2:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL announces DTW-HNL
Replies: 81
Views: 9245

Re: DL announces DTW-HNL

Nice to see this route come back. We'll see if it sticks this time. I have my doubts, but we'll see. I think any small drop in demand to Hawaii will doom this flight. Also, what's with DL press releases giving such scant details. We don't know if it's daily/non-daily, seasonal/year-round, or anythin...

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by MSPNWA
Wed Sep 26, 2018 1:10 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Grassley Scraps Kavanuagh Hearing
Replies: 1339
Views: 24958

Re: Grassley Scraps Kavanuagh Hearing

Oh (Silly +) Precious MSP, it’d have been very instructive to the entire country to see the Republicans hold hearings for a qualified candidate only then to have to explain why they couldn’t confirm him. Why do you not believe giving people their DUE PROCESS? And it's been instructive to see what h...

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by MSPNWA
Wed Sep 26, 2018 1:07 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump laughed at by UN General Assembly
Replies: 121
Views: 4475

Re: Trump laughed at by UN General Assembly

I'd be worried if they were applauding. If they're laughing, that's a positive sign. We don't want to make the globalist UN happy. More reason Trump has been the best president for America in ages.

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by MSPNWA
Wed Sep 26, 2018 12:32 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Grassley Scraps Kavanuagh Hearing
Replies: 1339
Views: 24958

Re: Grassley Scraps Kavanuagh Hearing

seb146 wrote:
Part of the issue is McConnell denying Obama his seat. Maybe if McConnell had played by the rules, none of this would happen.


"Playing by the rules" would have simply meant no nominee confirmation, the exact same result. Blaming McConnell is an excuse.

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by MSPNWA
Tue Sep 25, 2018 2:20 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Most overrated aircraft?
Replies: 63
Views: 4301

Re: Most overrated aircraft?

I'd say the A350 is up there. It's one of the narrowest fits for an economy passenger, yet on this site you'd think it's the second coming of the 767. Don't get me wrong, the A350 is a great aircraft, but there's no objective way to think of it much differently then the 787. Both are the top of the ...

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by MSPNWA
Mon Sep 24, 2018 4:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 9/23/2018:AA Adds PHL-SRQ; DL Drops CVG-MKE; Many F9 Changes
Replies: 106
Views: 12153

Re: OAG Changes 9/23/2018:AA Adds PHL-SRQ; DL Drops CVG-MKE; Many F9 Changes

I'm speculating that some of the DL drops we've been seeing every week are due to UA's aggressive expansion. This week DTW-CHS/BWI, SLC-BWI, and CVG-MKE fit the bill this week. UA is up 10% in domestic RPMs this year. DL and other airlines are up a significant amount as well (in the 5% range), but U...

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by MSPNWA
Sun Sep 23, 2018 7:38 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Flu Vaccine or No?
Replies: 73
Views: 2220

Re: Flu Vaccine or No?

Heck no I don't get it. The flu has dramatically increased in frequency and severity of illnesses in my area since the flu shot craze started, and it's indiscriminate whether you get the shot or not. It's an orchestrated medical cash cow. Wish everyone would decline it and help keep us all healthier.

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by MSPNWA
Sat Sep 22, 2018 5:49 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Grassley Scraps Kavanuagh Hearing
Replies: 1339
Views: 24958

Re: Grassley Scraps Kavanuagh Hearing

seb146 wrote:
Funny how no righties were saying this about Merrick Garland.....


Because he would have not been nominated by a duly elected majority. Thems the breaks. Elections have consequences.

seb146 wrote:
Kavanaugh needs to be removed and the occupant of the White House needs to be removed.


Why.

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by MSPNWA
Thu Sep 20, 2018 5:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First 777 produced heading to a Museum
Replies: 85
Views: 13748

Re: First 777 produced heading to a Museum

I'm glad to see this airplane be preserved. I think the 777 is right near the top for revolutionary airplanes. It forever changed the airline world.

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by MSPNWA
Thu Sep 20, 2018 5:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Aircraft Refurbishment - 2018
Replies: 627
Views: 85789

Re: Delta Aircraft Refurbishment - 2018

Delay heavy checks on five airplanes into the next fiscal year and you've saved close to eight figures of cash right there. Seems like a solid case to me, especially when the reduction in ASMs is enough that you'll still have more slack in the fleet that remains operational. That right there may be...

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