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by MSPNWA
Thu Aug 09, 2018 12:06 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: YouTube removes Alex Jones channel
Replies: 171
Views: 3773

Re: YouTube removes Alex Jones channel

Not a surprise to see that censorship is applauded by many just as long as it's someone you disagree with. The USA is circling the drain, and many are cheering as it sinks.

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by MSPNWA
Wed Aug 08, 2018 11:59 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Repubs support Trump able to shut down news sites
Replies: 200
Views: 3579

Re: Repubs support Trump able to shut down news sites

Definitely proving his point. A republic is a form of democracy. The right recently has been fed rhetoric that a republic isn't a democracy, and are buying it. Because the right apparently doesn't fact check anything they've been told. It's meant to whip up hatred for "democrats" by makin...

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by MSPNWA
Wed Aug 08, 2018 3:14 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Repubs support Trump able to shut down news sites
Replies: 200
Views: 3579

Re: Repubs support Trump able to shut down news sites

There is a general disdain for democracy rising on the right in this country. Not on the left. So this does not surprise me. Considering the US isn't a democracy, and a democracy is a dangerous governing system, good thing there's a disdain for democracy. It's too bad all Americans don't believe th...

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by MSPNWA
Wed Aug 08, 2018 2:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta CEO: We beat AA/UA because we have the revenue to sustain it
Replies: 127
Views: 13079

Re: Delta CEO: We beat AA/UA because we have the revenue to sustain it

In a few years DL’s fleet will be just as new as AAs but they will do it by taking on considerably less debt, not sure how that’s a losing formula. Only if AA completely stopped taking new aircraft. Your belief is fantasy. It would take DL 3-4 years at its current new aircraft delivery rate (50-60/...

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by MSPNWA
Wed Aug 08, 2018 12:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta CEO: We beat AA/UA because we have the revenue to sustain it
Replies: 127
Views: 13079

Re: Delta CEO: We beat AA/UA because we have the revenue to sustain it

AA has leveraged the yard to pay for their fleet. Next downturn, they’ll have to keep flying those planes even if they are money losers to keep up those lease payments. DL can just park their fleet. AA will likely keep flying more because their more efficient fleet is more likely to operate at an o...

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by MSPNWA
Tue Aug 07, 2018 10:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Motley Fool: American Airlines profit plunging after Q2 results
Replies: 115
Views: 16663

Re: Motley Fool: American Airlines profit plunging after Q2 results

You have absolutely no way of knowing that $12B-$15B number given you can't know the split that DL would enlist between new and used aircraft to replcae their 763/88/90 fleet, so no, the 'facts' don't say that AA's debt position isn't inferior to DL's in a long-run view - your speculation does. Add...

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by MSPNWA
Tue Aug 07, 2018 12:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta CEO: We beat AA/UA because we have the revenue to sustain it
Replies: 127
Views: 13079

Re: Delta CEO: We beat AA/UA because we have the revenue to sustain it

DL is all about perception. If they can make people believe they are something they are not, it's a huge advantage in the marketplace.. What Bastian doesn't want to say to investors and the public is that their revenue premium is structural. They drive a revenue premium due to having market power in...

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by MSPNWA
Tue Aug 07, 2018 12:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Motley Fool: American Airlines profit plunging after Q2 results
Replies: 115
Views: 16663

Re: Motley Fool: American Airlines profit plunging after Q2 results

I don't disagree you in saying that there are further orders to come and likely those that are larger than what we've been seeing, but it's impossible to know the mix of aircraft that DL will put forth in future orders. So at the end of the day give us a number eh if this is a math problem? Even if...

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by MSPNWA
Fri Aug 03, 2018 4:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Motley Fool: American Airlines profit plunging after Q2 results
Replies: 115
Views: 16663

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

No trolling here. The 88s will have to go as they cycle out and (further) become orphans. Orphan status may be an issue for the -90s and even the 712s too, though I think DL remains pretty high on the 712. But as we start looking at the next aggrregately older fleets, the 757s and 767s, the case st...

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by MSPNWA
Thu Aug 02, 2018 2:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Motley Fool: American Airlines profit plunging after Q2 results
Replies: 115
Views: 16663

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

What comprises “the majority of its aging fleet” that will have to be replaced in that timeframe? I respect your posting too much to have to show that to you. I trust you that you actually know. As always, typical negative bias against DL. Not sure how DL would be at parity with AA by replacing the...

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by MSPNWA
Wed Aug 01, 2018 11:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Motley Fool: American Airlines profit plunging after Q2 results
Replies: 115
Views: 16663

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

There's an element of that sure, but it doesn't even come close to bridging the gap. DL could double their debt tomorrow, close the six year fleet age gap, and still have roughly only half of the long-term debt that AA does. It's far more than an element, and I don't know what kind of math you're u...

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by MSPNWA
Wed Aug 01, 2018 8:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Motley Fool: American Airlines profit plunging after Q2 results
Replies: 115
Views: 16663

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

AA has $22.5 million in long-term debt that's ballooned over the past five years DL has $6.3 million in long-term debt and it's been on a significant decline over the past five years That also doesn't tell the whole story as AA's fleet age is much younger than DL's. At some point DL will have to pa...

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by MSPNWA
Wed Aug 01, 2018 3:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Aircraft Refurbishment - 2018
Replies: 518
Views: 70130

Re: Delta Aircraft Refurbishment - 2018

I fly all the time and I really appreciate AVOD nearly 100% of the time, across the network. You're quite fortunate. Even if we assume all A320s have AVOD (they still don't), and that all AVOD is created equal (it's not with the old system unfortunately being recycled on some 737s/757s), about 60% ...

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by MSPNWA
Wed Oct 18, 2017 4:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta A350 Media Day
Replies: 83
Views: 12874

Re: Delta A350 Media Day

I've been up front on a DL 767 many times and never had my limbs hanging out lol. Yeah it's a narrow seat but you should have personal space. The 767 vantage doesn't compare to the vantage xl..... Either you're small or really lucky. Laying on one's side is trouble once you bend the knees, and I go...

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by MSPNWA
Tue Oct 17, 2017 5:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue to start BOS-MSP 3xday on May 3 2018
Replies: 119
Views: 13492

Re: JetBlue to start BOS-MSP 3xday on May 3 2018

SteveXC500 wrote:
Officially Terminal 2 at MSP


Bummer. Convenient, but sorely lacking in amenities.

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by MSPNWA
Tue Oct 17, 2017 4:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue to start BOS-MSP 3xday on May 3 2018
Replies: 119
Views: 13492

Re: JetBlue to start BOS-MSP 3xday on May 3 2018

What gates at T1? E is jam-packed. DL giving up a gate somewhere? Wouldn't know. Really DL needs to lose gates at T1 to make room for others, but that's probably a fantasy at this point. But T2 is also quite full even with last year's extra gates. Don't know if there's room there either. As a consu...

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by MSPNWA
Tue Oct 17, 2017 3:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue to start BOS-MSP 3xday on May 3 2018
Replies: 119
Views: 13492

Re: JetBlue to start BOS-MSP 3xday on May 3 2018

Well, well. Finally this day has come. I'm interested to see what terminal they'll use in MSP. I'm hoping for Lindbergh. Hopefully JFK will come down the road too.

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by MSPNWA
Tue Oct 17, 2017 5:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus and Bombardier Announce CSeries Partnership
Replies: 1568
Views: 180146

Re: Breaking: Airbus and Bombardier Announce C Series Partnership

People must not like beer. Honestly, I don't like it that much. You can keep it. I'll take straight cash though. ;) False. Airbus' own press release says they plan to build CSeries in Mobile, Alabama. Do you think they would start up a parallel assembly line, in the USA, just for fun? It's coded as...

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by MSPNWA
Tue Oct 17, 2017 4:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus and Bombardier Announce CSeries Partnership
Replies: 1568
Views: 180146

Re: Breaking: Airbus and Bombardier Announce C Series Partnership

Too many players makes for low margins. Unoptimized airplanes makes for poor sales. Why bother with an A319 carrying 120 pax when the marginal operating cost for an A320 is just not all that substantial? With this deal, those problems are now gone. Not only did Airbus remove a competitor who was co...

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by MSPNWA
Tue Oct 17, 2017 4:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus and Bombardier Announce CSeries Partnership
Replies: 1568
Views: 180146

Re: Breaking: Airbus and Bombardier Announce C Series Partnership

The 100-150 seat market can be profitable with the right airplane. The CSeries is a very good airplane. I think it could have been made a little better for its market segment and garnered more orders, but it's still a good airplane as-is. As we've seen with the BDD saga, the Cseries has been highly...

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by MSPNWA
Tue Oct 17, 2017 1:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus and Bombardier Announce CSeries Partnership
Replies: 1568
Views: 180146

Re: Breaking: Airbus and Bombardier Announce C Series Partnership

That’s one possible way to look at it, but is that really the case though? The way I like to look at it is that the CSeries, Bombardier, and all the employees involved were increasingly in trouble with the Boeing allegations and the tariffs asoctiated with them. Airbus wouldn’t buy into a program t...

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by MSPNWA
Tue Oct 17, 2017 12:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus and Bombardier Announce CSeries Partnership
Replies: 1568
Views: 180146

Re: Breaking: Airbus and Bombardier Announce C Series Partnership

A lot of people are missing the obvious... A CS500 doesn't "compete" with the A320 series, if they're made by the same company, it just broadens Airbus' appeal to customers. An airline that would've spent their money on the CS500 at BBD will now give the same money to Airbus if they want ...

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by MSPNWA
Mon Oct 16, 2017 11:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus and Bombardier Announce CSeries Partnership
Replies: 1568
Views: 180146

Re: Breaking: Airbus and Bombardier Announce C Series Partnership

So much for wanting a third competitor to the A/B duopoly. This thread hilariously exposes that the real point of rooting for Bombardier wasn't for the existence of another manufacturer. This is sad news for the CSeries and for manufacturer variety in general. It's a shame to see Bombardier effectiv...

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by MSPNWA
Mon Oct 16, 2017 5:06 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: DL - Basic Economy review
Replies: 18
Views: 2016

Re: DL - Basic Economy review

My company uses AMEX Concur travel and we are absolutely required to book the lowest cost fare which typically ends up with me in Basic Economy on all but some shorter advance purchase segments (seems like 21 days is the cutoff where BE closes out). DL's BE is currently limited to lower fare bucket...

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by MSPNWA
Fri Oct 13, 2017 7:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: U.S. Dept of Commerce backs Boeing in dispute with Bombardier
Replies: 1424
Views: 96872

Re: U.S. Dept of Commerce backs Boeing in dispute with Bombardier

Both A and B are very busy with other expensive programs, and they don’t want to direct resources towards developing a new narrowbody. They are perfectly comfortable milking their current designs as absolutely long as possible. They’re essentially saying to each other, “I won’t, if you won’t.” You ...

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by MSPNWA
Thu Oct 12, 2017 5:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA and AA both held huge aircraft displays this weekend, why not DL?
Replies: 11
Views: 2669

Re: UA and AA both held huge aircraft displays this weekend, why not DL?

Delta offers many similar events throughout the year in various locations systemwide. Some large - some small. DL doesn't host anything like UA's Family Day. The Block Parties are not on the same level. Don't know why either. In general DL doesn't go for the special occasions like some other airlin...

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by MSPNWA
Thu Oct 12, 2017 3:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Finally Announces Intentions to Serve Hawaii
Replies: 457
Views: 58437

Re: Southwest Finally Announces Intentions to Serve Hawaii

Finally! Looking forward to seeing what routes they announce next year.

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by MSPNWA
Mon Oct 09, 2017 4:00 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Shooting at Las Vegas Casino
Replies: 383
Views: 12894

Re: Shooting at Las Vegas Casino

The difference is that Seb acknowledged that the link he provided was obviously slanted. Yet as he indicated, the event was real: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wilmington_insurrection_of_1898 Please don't deliberately misquote people like that. The user acknowledged he was posting to a biased site,...

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by MSPNWA
Sun Oct 08, 2017 6:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: U.S. Dept of Commerce backs Boeing in dispute with Bombardier
Replies: 1424
Views: 96872

Re: U.S. Dept of Commerce backs Boeing in dispute with Bombardier

Disclaimer, although I dislike what Airways has become and disagree with a lot they say, this is one Op-Ed I actually agree with: https://airwaysmag.com/industry/op-ed-design-plane-can-sue/ Boeing simply doesn't want to compete or innovate, so they take the low road and force the competition/better...

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by MSPNWA
Sat Oct 07, 2017 8:47 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Shooting at Las Vegas Casino
Replies: 383
Views: 12894

Re: Shooting at Las Vegas Casino

seb146 wrote:
Instead of reading your biased source, ...


Two posts later:

seb146 wrote:
The link and site I am posting is patently biased, ...


This is just too good. And you wonder you can't have an honest conversation? Look in the mirror.

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by MSPNWA
Sat Oct 07, 2017 1:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hawaiian Airlines having second thoughts on A330neos, could order 787's instead
Replies: 273
Views: 44883

Re: Hawaiian Airlines having second thoughts on A330neos, could order 787's instead

I would imagine HA has been having second thoughts since the A358 was dropped. Being the only customer for the A338 has to be a very undesirably position. Wouldn't surprise me at all if they turn to the 787 instead.

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by MSPNWA
Wed Oct 04, 2017 2:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kirby: I expect UA will become the world's largest airline
Replies: 96
Views: 16301

Re: Kirby: I expect we’ll become [united] the worlds largest airline

At current growth levels of the biggest three, UA will be knocking on the door for #1 in revenue and ASMs within 2-3 years. Organic growth can take them there quickly if they want it.

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by MSPNWA
Tue Oct 03, 2017 8:51 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Shooting at Las Vegas Casino
Replies: 383
Views: 12894

Re: Shooting at Las Vegas Casino

It's hardly accurate, but the point stands. There are hundreds of shootings every year in the USA. That is a fact. Therefore, there are hundreds of mass shootings that have not been stopped by a 'good guy' with a gun, because a mass shooting stopped by someone would of course not register. So I'll ...

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by MSPNWA
Tue Oct 03, 2017 7:35 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Shooting at Las Vegas Casino
Replies: 383
Views: 12894

Re: Shooting at Las Vegas Casino

The fact that people with guns were not able to fight back should be taken into consideration when trying to measure how effective 'good guys' with guns are at stopping mass shootings. If people are not able to stop these shootings with any effectiveness then it suggests it's not really working at ...

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by MSPNWA
Tue Oct 03, 2017 7:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: U.S. Dept of Commerce backs Boeing in dispute with Bombardier
Replies: 1424
Views: 96872

Re: U.S. Dept of Commerce backs Boeing in dispute with Bombardier

Did you seriously just say Boeing plays by the rules? Yep, because that's what the evidence tells us. Where are the obvious trade violations? Where are the illegal subsidies? And let's say Boeing has done the same thing as Bombardier, which it has not come close to. Does that make Bombardier's acti...

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by MSPNWA
Tue Oct 03, 2017 7:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: U.S. Dept of Commerce backs Boeing in dispute with Bombardier
Replies: 1424
Views: 96872

Re: U.S. Dept of Commerce backs Boeing in dispute with Bombardier

northstardc4m wrote:
And which party ISN'T Hypocritical in this debate?


Uh, Boeing since they've played by the rules? Or do laws not matter anymore...

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by MSPNWA
Tue Oct 03, 2017 6:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2017
Replies: 1935
Views: 319566

Re: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2017

I also forgot how much slower those CR2s are. My DEN-SBP flight on Sunday night took more than three hours, which seems very long compared to the mainline that I fly on DEN-LAX and DEN-SFO. Hating on CR2s is a sanctioned pastime on here and on FT, but after successfully avoiding the CR2 for about a...

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by MSPNWA
Tue Oct 03, 2017 6:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: U.S. Dept of Commerce backs Boeing in dispute with Bombardier
Replies: 1424
Views: 96872

Re: U.S. Dept of Commerce backs Boeing in dispute with Bombardier

I didn't say that. Wha I have previously done is to paraphrase Delta, who have stated that Boeing was not a competitor in this RFP. If you want to argue about the economics of plane sizes, and why Delta didn't consider Boeing (or Airbus, for that matter), then you can argue with Delta. The general ...

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by MSPNWA
Tue Oct 03, 2017 4:55 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Shooting at Las Vegas Casino
Replies: 383
Views: 12894

Re: Shooting at Las Vegas Casino

Not all of those stopped mass shootings, some of them stopped robberies and shootings that would be too small to register. And there's also the teeny tiny problem that although that article lists 10 times someone stopped a shooting, it goes back to 2006, which means a generous estimate of well over...

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by MSPNWA
Tue Oct 03, 2017 4:38 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Shooting at Las Vegas Casino
Replies: 383
Views: 12894

Re: Shooting at Las Vegas Casino

Amendments are passed or agreed to by the States , not by our representatives in Congress. But the spineless representative must agree to submit a proposed Amendment to the States for their approval or rejection. The Thugs, as everyone knows, are the NRA plus an unsavory element of society. What pa...

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by MSPNWA
Tue Oct 03, 2017 4:17 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Shooting at Las Vegas Casino
Replies: 383
Views: 12894

Re: Shooting at Las Vegas Casino

BobPatterson wrote:
Political thuggery prevents it from happening.


You have it backwards. Political thuggery is the only way an Amendment would be passed at this time. They are our representatives, not our rulers. And thank God for that.

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by MSPNWA
Mon Oct 02, 2017 7:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: U.S. Dept of Commerce backs Boeing in dispute with Bombardier
Replies: 1424
Views: 96872

Re: U.S. Dept of Commerce backs Boeing in dispute with Bombardier

Utter rubbish. By this logic… why fly a route with a bunch of regionals at 75 seats, 4 times a day, when you could just fly one A380 once every four days? For that matter, why should Boeing and Airbus offer the 737 and A320 series in multiple sizes? Wouldn't it be cheaper to just offer one size, an...

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by MSPNWA
Mon Oct 02, 2017 6:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: U.S. Dept of Commerce backs Boeing in dispute with Bombardier
Replies: 1424
Views: 96872

Re: U.S. Dept of Commerce backs Boeing in dispute with Bombardier

I meant to post this link earlier. I do not believe it has been mentioned here earlier. I read this article when it was published shortly before the Department of Commerce decision. It seems prescient. https://www.forbes.com/sites/danikenson/2017/09/14/boeing-takes-trade-law-abuse-to-a-whole-new-le...

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by MSPNWA
Thu Sep 28, 2017 6:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: U.S. Dept of Commerce backs Boeing in dispute with Bombardier
Replies: 1424
Views: 96872

Re: Boeing targets Bombardier for “price dumping” CSeries

Delta's own words for the record: That's what DL says now , as one would expect them to say no matter the facts. Go look up what they were saying before the order came in, such as this: http://www.reuters.com/article/delta-aircraft/update-1-delta-in-talks-to-acquire-dozens-of-small-narrowbody-jets-...

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by MSPNWA
Wed Sep 27, 2017 11:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: U.S. Dept of Commerce backs Boeing in dispute with Bombardier
Replies: 1424
Views: 96872

Re: Boeing targets Bombardier for “price dumping” CSeries

It is a simple case; nothing BBD did caused any harm to Boeing....period. BBD testified to that, as did the, American, customer. Yet Boeing, which was never being considered, is claiming that they were harmed, even though they admitted they didn't have a new build product to offer Delta. Demonstrab...

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by MSPNWA
Wed Sep 27, 2017 11:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: U.S. Dept of Commerce backs Boeing in dispute with Bombardier
Replies: 1424
Views: 96872

Re: Boeing targets Bombardier for “price dumping” CSeries

To those celebrating the protection of American jobs: Canadas Minister of Foreign Affairs, Chrystia Freeland yesterday pegged the (over 50% of the total plane) US supply chain for the CSeries at 24000 employees in 17 states. Tens of thousands of high quality aerospace jobs for Americans at stake wi...

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by MSPNWA
Wed Sep 27, 2017 8:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: U.S. Dept of Commerce backs Boeing in dispute with Bombardier
Replies: 1424
Views: 96872

Re: Boeing targets Bombardier for “price dumping” CSeries

What’s in question there. 45 form orders for the CS300 with 30 options and conversion rights to the CS100. Air Canada hasn’t shunned BBD or the CSeries, in fact they have been more vocal about being excited to take delivery of it than they have with the 737. I would hope you're not that uninformed ...

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by MSPNWA
Wed Sep 27, 2017 6:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: U.S. Dept of Commerce backs Boeing in dispute with Bombardier
Replies: 1424
Views: 96872

Re: Boeing targets Bombardier for “price dumping” CSeries

Like much of the world, this will be yet one more wedge that drives Canada toward China and away from the decaying American Empire. Canada is pursuing a free trade agreement with China as the USA seeks to unravel free trade. There is more money to be made trading with the powers of the future than ...

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by MSPNWA
Wed Sep 27, 2017 5:40 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Global Citizen Festival take a knee everyone
Replies: 335
Views: 9431

Re: Global Citizen Festival take a knee everyone

Well, I admit I was snookered by that report. I was sort of wondering why more people weren't mentioning it. But I just didn't happen to have a copy of the NFL Rulebook at my side. :boggled: No need to apologize. You were correct. The one-sided Snopes got snookered with focusing on the term "r...

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