Confirmed internally. Really doesn't make sense to put out a presser to just say the 764 is getting the new D1. Most pax have no idea what they're on anyways. That would be very unlike DL, and it's clear that they don't agree with your line of thinking. They like to announce and promote any new pro...Jump to post
salttee wrote:The neocons and Trump fans of the FBI have been installed in the FBI disciplinary office in the same way that the courts have been and are being packed.
MSP, pray tell, please tell us how you are not “free.” "Freedom" in that context is not a on/off situation like a light switch. Well, at least someone finally admits the deep state is trying to seditiously overthrow an elected government they don't like in any way possible. Putin would be...Jump to post
None of what you said about O&D makes any logical sense. Case in point the argument about AA having more opportunities to grow at ORD vs DL in ATL. Huh? It completely ignores that UA controls the other half of the market, is UA just going to disappear? Also, MSP has less opportunities for O&...Jump to post
AA is 24 billion dollars in debt (and growing). They couldn't even afford a pack of bubbalicious bubble gum if they wanted, let alone try to build a new hub, focus city or buy a new plane. For comparison purposes, DL is now under 8 billion in debt and decreasing. DL's debt position is arguably wors...Jump to post
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Democracy_Index I'm predicting a significant tumble for us. He's effectively killed the idea of an independent judiciary. Considering the U.S. is not as democracy, we should hope we don't top those rankings. If we do, that's a problem. Since all the evidence is pointin...Jump to post
WarRI1 wrote:I hope he goes to court for justice..
It's late, so excuse any mistakes. - I really don't understand why you insist on viewing international trade in isolation. You still haven't explained the rationale for that, and all of your subsequent arguments are predicated on it. Does domestic economic activity not matter? Does international tr...Jump to post
According to this news article, United released a statement this afternoon saying “We have learned that the customer did tell the flight attendant that there was a dog in the carrier. However, our flight attendant did not hear or understand her, and did not knowingly place the dog in the overhead b...Jump to post
This is making every national news tonight, another PR nightmare for united. Social media is heating up on this too. . It just shows us yet again how we need to ignore the media and their self-created "PR disasters". An airline can defraud people multiple times and nothing is ever reporte...Jump to post
If the witness, June Lara, was seated in the immediate vicinity and provided a first hand account of what she saw and heard, that's not hearsay. Stories can get distorted and twisted as they are handed down from person to person, but her story is at the top of the chain. I also don't know what she ...Jump to post
Multiple witness corroborate that the passenger explicity expressed her reluctance to put the carrier in the overhead bin, directly to the flight attendant, on account of her dog being inside. I've read about a dozen articles on the incident. I've found just one named witness that's made a claim th...Jump to post
What I find really strange and sad is there's reports of some passengers hearing some barking in flight. Why didn't the owner or somebody check on the dog, particularly if it's making barking noises? . Make it a third case in point. Now you're assuming all of this: -the report is accurate -the witne...Jump to post
UA has accepted full responsibility for the dog's death. If the carrier is fine with doing so, I'd say the facts as already presented are pretty accurate and the FA did act inappropriately. Accepting responsibility proves nothing about what people knew or didn't know and if this anything more than ...Jump to post
Well, what else would be IN a dog carrier? And the woman did tell the idiot FA that there was a dog in there .. . did you read the article at all ?? From the article in OP's post (emphasis added): "I witnessed a United flight attendant instruct a woman to put her dog carrier with live dog in a...Jump to post
As usual with a UA incident, it's full of assumptions and few facts, yet the mob's verdict is already out.
Well see if the facts do emerge, but this has the hallmarks of a tragic miscommunication. The most logical reason at this point is that the FA didn't know there was a dog in the carrier.
reggiet wrote:DL has already started their 777 fleet D1 suite retrofits a month or so ago. I believe the LRs will be completed first followed by the 333s and finally the 764s.
I thought we were engaging in light hearted banter about simple minds and simple economics, but I fear there may be more truth to the former than I first thought. You can say that again. The short answer is that it's not a zero sum game because unless you're only ever going to have $100 or $80 or w...Jump to post
Gee, then you must hate the Republican tax bill. Answer the question I asked you. And that's a "no". Most of it is sound economics. Hating sound economics would make me either nefarious or a fool. I would also like to point out the irony in people thinking tariffs would help the trade def...Jump to post
Easy. Basic economics. Trade deficits are a fairly meaningless concept. And have been since the glory days of mercantilism prompted a Scotsman named Adam Smith to dismantle it centuries ago. I paused right there.Your knowledge of simple economics is too simple. Continuous, long-run trade deficits a...Jump to post
MSPNWA, you are correct and thanks for correcting me. However, 5 planes wiith Polaris seats since the announcement is pretty terrible. The vast majority of the UA fleet still being 2-2-2 in BE is a joke. While I comfortably relax in my Delta One Suite, I will be thinking of you scrunched up in that...Jump to post
I've spent a great deal of time explaining basic economics to my co-workers in the past year, so yes. Most Americans have no clue how the economy works. That's good. Then maybe you can explain to us why Trump is wrong on trade in light of the U.S. having a trade deficit for over 40 consecutive year...Jump to post
Did they talk and listen to customers to understand what is really important and valued? Maybe they did but it doesn’t appear United used experienced and sophisticated marketers to interact with their customers to draw out the important insights required to develop a relevant offering. This is not ...Jump to post
Looks to me that the real reason is because B6 doesn't have the luxury of scrubbing regional flights and prioritizing mainline. And with DL's high concentration of RJs in NYC, that's a lot of wiggle room. If you look at routes that had legacy regional versus B6 mainline, B6 did no worse and seemingl...Jump to post
Not sure on YOY frequency, but this winter ATL-DUS was 763 until Jan 9th, when the 764 was added on some days. However the 763 was still the majority of flights. ATL-DUS was 6x weekly for most of the winter, with some holiday trimming and just one week with daily flights. Not exactly a large increas...Jump to post
Four things: 1) An HA 787 is going to beautiful, and I'll want to fly on one. The thought of flying a 787 to Hawaii sounds amazing. 2) Big win for Boeing. It certainly looked like HA was fully onboard the Airbus train, and Boeing has swooped in to flip the switch and steer it in a different directio...Jump to post
Logically if the 738s don't have them by now, they never will. But airlines don't always work that way. If fuel goes up, you might see them installed. By my latest count, there's 16 752s (discounting the charter 75Cs) without winglets. It's random chance. The last two 757 flights I've been on were w...Jump to post
The outrage was over the inequitable distribution. If it outlived it’s purpose, and I agree that it has, most employees will realize that and move on. Furthermore if this was just a perfect attendance prize I think most employees would be accepting of that as well. It was the way it was presented t...Jump to post
If anything, the "outrage" has shown that the previous program had indeed become an de facto entitlement program and has likely outlived its original purpose. That implies management is on the right track to desire a replacement. I'll put my bet down that employees won't like the 2nd new p...Jump to post
On the surface I'm skeptical of the program, but it would be nice to see the full details. I don't exactly trust employees to give the whole truth. Also, I suspect management is thinking the previous system had grown stale and wasn't as useful as before. And as mentioned previously, it wouldn't surp...Jump to post
Inefficiency is relative. I only say they're less efficient because they evidently can't produce steel as cheaply as exporters like the U.K., Germany, Sweden, Australia and Canada. Otherwise, why import? The wage argument doesn't make sense either. Canada and the western EU countries all have signi...Jump to post
Any impact on the other airline that uses ATL as a hub like Southwest? Did WN ever got the same credit before which is to be removed? It was for all airlines, but clearly DL was by far the largest beneficiary. And some airlines, like WN and AA will have a slightly more advantageous competitive envi...Jump to post
The two largest exporters of steel to the US are Canada and the EU. In January 2018, they exported roughly US$ 475 million of steel each, or $950 million between them. China, by comparison, is at around $90 million (less than Japan). http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-43264200 I think it's fai...Jump to post
Jingoistic nonsense at best. This is basically a subsidy to inefficient industries with taxpayers handing money directly to inefficient/more expensive US companies instead of using the government as a middleman. Jobs? More like income redistribution, as your socialist friends would call it. Ineffic...Jump to post
Unless WN drastically changes their business model and decides to contract-out operations, they will have a huge need for small to medium-sized narrowbodies. Once the 73Gs come up for retirement, the Max 7 is an obvious choice. I expect them to have a large fleet of Max 7s someday.Jump to post
It makes me wonder if there's a concerted effort from a party to keep propagating this notion that somehow the AA Max 8 is uniquely terrible. The fact of the matter is that AA's closest competitors have been implementing these types of dense configurations for nearly a decade already. There's nothin...Jump to post
LAX should demolish the whole North side especially the old TWA terminal where Delta is now and then demolish the whole south side of terminal 4 to 8. Those buildings were built in the 1960's for 707's not the 777 and A350 being used today. The decades of modification on top of modification have pr...Jump to post
The new direction of SY is at work. At first I was thinking why DFW-LAS, but on second thought it makes sense. There's only three carriers flying between Dallas-Las Vegas. All three - WN, AA, and NK - are strong, but it's just three. As a comparison, CHI-LAS has five carriers, ATL-LAS has four, and ...Jump to post
Good. NRA members should not enjoy all of these special benefits without an equal organization against the proliferation of guns and gun violence enjoying the same. A gun owner and member of this organization should receive discounts that regular law abiding citizens don't? Ridiculous. What you ter...Jump to post
Guns make suicide effortless, thus facilitating suicide on a whim. Availability of guns increase the number of suicides. Stop trying to pretend it's not so. Nope. Guns in a household are correlated with a big increase in suicides, never mind efficacy. Take away the guns and the suicide risk drops. ...Jump to post
Pretty clear in the video that it's a bit taller than allowed for a personal item. Shoddy reporting. That's a big bag. On one hand I hate making a big deal out of a couple inches, but I'm also tired of people bringing on their whole house without the rules being enforced. I can't fault employees for...Jump to post
If the coach asked for 7 seats then they did not, in fact, have enough seats when you made your original post. Whether there were more than 5 when the Tweet was posted is pure supposition. And given the fact that seat maps are often inaccurate, we can't even be certain there were 5 seats available....Jump to post
delta747tlv wrote:Always consider the source
I'm disappointed that it took this minor dust-up to threaten DL's local tax break. In general the money they save won't be going back to the community in other ways. Why use the NRA cut to make a stand.Jump to post
jordanh wrote:Our GDS (Apollo) showed DL had 3 seats to sell in J on the Monday flight. Unless the curling team has shrunk a lot, your claim is simply not true.
Monday's flight DTW-ICN is actually oversold in Delta One, so try again. Even ATL and SEA show 0. Show me where the whole team can all travel back in D1 Monday. I'll wait. The flight is ICN-DTW, and no, it was not oversold. There was room for those wearing gold medals on the podium to fly in J. But...Jump to post
I don't get wrapped up into social media battles, but DL's reply could have been said better. Seemed like a semi-joking request from the team, but that was an opportunity for DL to create some positive PR. Instead they fumbled the ball with a cold response. Fwiw the all of DL's ICN flights have went...Jump to post