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by usflyer msp
Tue May 30, 2017 12:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA DFW-FCO/AMS Inaugural Today!!
Replies: 104
Views: 13910

Re: AA DFW-FCO/AMS Inaugural Today!!

The DFW-AMS flight is still an operational hot mess. I was at DFW yesterday and the AA staff seemed so excited that they managed to get AA 220 out only 45 minutes late (It is delayed 2 hours today)...

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by usflyer msp
Sat May 27, 2017 10:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: $900 million worth of improvements to PHL
Replies: 2
Views: 842

Re: $900 million worth of improvements to PHL

Fwiw, OTG, the company that runs all the IPAD restaurants, is HQ'd at PHL.

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by usflyer msp
Fri May 26, 2017 5:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pax Jumps Off Plane Waiting To Taxi At CLT
Replies: 34
Views: 5382

Re: Pax Jumps Off Plane Waiting To Taxi At CLT

jnev3289 wrote:
How will the news spin this as the airline's fault?


The plane was so uncomfortable he could not wait to get off...

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by usflyer msp
Thu May 25, 2017 1:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MSP - Role In DL Network and Expansion Potential
Replies: 266
Views: 20239

Re: MSP - Role In DL Network and Expansion Potential

As you wish: ATL-ICN: 257 PDEW SEA-ICN: 205 PDEW DTW-ICN: 78 PDEW MSP-ICN: 30 PDEW As an added bonus, here is O&D to Japan: SEA-Japan: 225 PDEW DTW-Japan: 188 PDEW MSP-Japan: 92 PDEW Atlanta-Japan: 74 PDEW Thank you so much for posting these numbers it is much appreciated. What really is mind b...

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by usflyer msp
Wed May 24, 2017 10:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MSP - Role In DL Network and Expansion Potential
Replies: 266
Views: 20239

Re: MSP - Role In DL Network and Expansion Potential

Delta is way stronger in Europe than iit is in Asia and the scope of the ICN hub will never be what AMS and CDG are. Perhaps today. But you lack the vision to understand where DL is headed in the next few years with multiple hubs and the KE JV. I was hoping you'd stay on the DTW thread, but now you...

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by usflyer msp
Wed May 24, 2017 7:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MSP - Role In DL Network and Expansion Potential
Replies: 266
Views: 20239

Re: MSP - Role In DL Network and Expansion Potential

Delta is not going to operate a MSP-ICN link just so MSP originating passengers can have onestop service to BKK, TPE, MNL and SIN What do BKK, TPE, MNL, and SIN have do with anything? ICN provies access to 65+ destinations KE serves in Asia and prevents customers in many destinations from having to...

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by usflyer msp
Wed May 24, 2017 6:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MSP - Role In DL Network and Expansion Potential
Replies: 266
Views: 20239

Re: MSP - Role In DL Network and Expansion Potential

Where is YOUR hard data? You can't ask without providing the same in return? Jeremy I have seen the data. Given the size of the hub and the local markets, MSP could support a flight to TYO and ICN just fine. There is a hub on both sides with ICN and MSP. There is no reason with all the connections ...

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by usflyer msp
Wed May 24, 2017 4:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MSP - Role In DL Network and Expansion Potential
Replies: 266
Views: 20239

Re: MSP - Role In DL Network and Expansion Potential

MSP-TYO only exists today because it was awarded the HND slot making HND only accessible over MSP from most of the Delta network. MSP-TYO was as good as dead if it wasn't awarded the HND slot Ed Bastian said so and he didn't make that comment about the PDX-TYO market meaning linking PDX to Asia was...

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by usflyer msp
Wed May 24, 2017 4:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: RwandAir, inaugural KGL-LGW the 26/05/17, may start Swiss routes soon!
Replies: 14
Views: 2816

Re: RwandAir, inaugural KGL-LGW the 26/05/17, may start Swiss routes soon!

90 minutes is tight turn for a 332.

I am guessing WB has signed an interline agreement with LX. That is the only way Switzerland makes any sense (although CH is still is a popular place for African elites to store money that is often ill-gotten)...

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by usflyer msp
Tue May 23, 2017 7:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MSP - Role In DL Network and Expansion Potential
Replies: 266
Views: 20239

Re: MSP - Role In DL Network and Expansion Potential

You can't tell me with a straight face that there is that many MSP originating passengers that are traveling to MNL, TPE, SIN and BKK to warrant a nonstop from MSP to ICN to give these passenger one stop service. Huh? MSP-TYO only exists today because it was awarded the HND slot making HND only acc...

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by usflyer msp
Tue May 23, 2017 5:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MSP - Role In DL Network and Expansion Potential
Replies: 266
Views: 20239

Re: MSP - Role In DL Network and Expansion Potential

klm617 wrote:
You can't tell me with a straight face that there is that many MSP originating passengers that are traveling to MNL, TPE, SIN and BKK to warrant a nonstop from MSP to ICN to give these passenger one stop service.


Huh?

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by usflyer msp
Mon May 22, 2017 10:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MSP - Role In DL Network and Expansion Potential
Replies: 266
Views: 20239

Re: MSP - Role In DL Network and Expansion Potential

Also, I don't understand why it's so hard for some to believe that DL can't possibly make work a flight between its 3rd largest hub (which has over 400 peak daily departures and around 50,000 daily seats) and the world's largest city as well as a market that has been served nonstop with no interrup...

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by usflyer msp
Fri May 19, 2017 9:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MSP - Role In DL Network and Expansion Potential
Replies: 266
Views: 20239

Re: MSP - Role In DL Network and Expansion Potential

At one point Northwest also flew a weekly MSP-FRA nonstop. The DL MSP-KEF link is in retaliation for the FI flight. You can bet your life if FI ever ends MSP-KEF Delta will never fly that route again. Do you not find it odd that MSP can sustain two dailies to KEF in the summer but yet there isn't e...

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by usflyer msp
Fri May 19, 2017 4:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA DFW-FCO/AMS Inaugural Today!!
Replies: 104
Views: 13910

Re: AA DFW-FCO/AMS Inaugural Today!!

United has the advantages of (1) a megahub in NYC, by far the largest and most important U.S. it. correction, EWR is NOT in NYC, not even close. It might serve the great people of NYC but is not even close to NYC. JFK is the ranking and #1 airport in NYC. As for megahubs, I wouldn't go so far as to...

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by usflyer msp
Thu May 18, 2017 2:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: AA to end SABRE end of June
Replies: 79
Views: 10480

Re: Rumor: AA to end SABRE end of June

Another piece of this is getting the act of ticketing and reissues out of the airport environment; when you approach a ticket counter agent about buying a ticket, they'll point you to a pay phone and ask you to call Reservations. Why? Because of that same efficiency you asked for; it's more efficie...

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by usflyer msp
Wed May 17, 2017 3:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: AA to end SABRE end of June
Replies: 79
Views: 10480

Re: Rumor: AA to end SABRE end of June

That eliminates any customer who wants to pay cash for their ticket. Through my years at AA, I've probably built and sold a couple hundred tickets paid in cash at the ticket counter. If every one of them walked over to another airline because I told them I couldn't sell him a ticket and pointed the...

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by usflyer msp
Wed May 17, 2017 1:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian seeks 'heavy' cost cuts
Replies: 26
Views: 5441

Re: Ethiopian seeks 'heavy' cost cuts

While I have not personally traveled through ADD, colleagues of mine have and told me the same story. Plus a funny smell in one of the lounges too (as in too many people). So much so that it was better to wait outside the lounge for the connecting flight Yeah, labour is so cheap in Ethiopia that AD...

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by usflyer msp
Wed May 17, 2017 12:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: AA to end SABRE end of June
Replies: 79
Views: 10480

Re: Rumor: AA to end SABRE end of June

Another piece of this is getting the act of ticketing and reissues out of the airport environment; when you approach a ticket counter agent about buying a ticket, they'll point you to a pay phone and ask you to call Reservations. Why? Because of that same efficiency you asked for; it's more efficie...

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by usflyer msp
Wed May 17, 2017 12:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian seeks 'heavy' cost cuts
Replies: 26
Views: 5441

Re: Ethiopian seeks 'heavy' cost cuts

Do they really need such diversity in their fleet? Two versions of the 777, the 787, the 767 AND the A350? It must be awfully expensive and complicated, from training to maintenance. They remind me a bit of Thai, pretty much operating every widebody under the sun. And while not related to costs, it...

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by usflyer msp
Wed May 17, 2017 1:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian seeks 'heavy' cost cuts
Replies: 26
Views: 5441

Re: Ethiopian seeks 'heavy' cost cuts

Fleet diversity really is a problem. ET should return its passenger 777s to lessors that are leased and put the owned frames up for lease, and replace them with the 787-9. Someone else could be I Do they really need such diversity in their fleet? Two versions of the 777, the 787, the 767 AND the A3...

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by usflyer msp
Tue May 16, 2017 10:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: AA to end SABRE end of June
Replies: 79
Views: 10480

Re: Rumor: AA to end SABRE end of June

Ugh. I bid the era where being nice got you favours goodbye, as the same thing happened last year when Delta switched fully onto SNAPP. DLterm, we miss you! Switching to a point-and-click system may speed up how long it takes for things to be done, but it also severely reduces the options you have ...

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by usflyer msp
Tue May 16, 2017 7:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CX TPE operation question
Replies: 12
Views: 3137

Re: CX TPE operation question

CX also flies BKK-SIN which I have never really understood the reason for...

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by usflyer msp
Tue May 16, 2017 4:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: AA to end SABRE end of June
Replies: 79
Views: 10480

Re: AA to end SABRE end of June

At the end of June AA will turn off SABRE as it finishes its transition to USAir's QIK system. I think this is a HUGE mistake. There was nothing wrong with SABRE. The new system is NOT QIK at all. Its slow, tedious, confusing, and makes no sense. It takes nearly 2-3x as long to accomplish many task...

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by usflyer msp
Tue May 16, 2017 4:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: AA to end SABRE end of June
Replies: 79
Views: 10480

Re: AA to end SABRE end of June

At the end of June AA will turn off SABRE as it finishes its transition to USAir's QIK system. I think this is a HUGE mistake. There was nothing wrong with SABRE. The new system is NOT QIK at all. Its slow, tedious, confusing, and makes no sense. It takes nearly 2-3x as long to accomplish many task...

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by usflyer msp
Tue May 16, 2017 2:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian seeks 'heavy' cost cuts
Replies: 26
Views: 5441

Re: Ethiopian seeks 'heavy' cost cuts

Aren't they held as one of the only profitable airlines in Africa? I think they are still operationally profitable however their much needed fleet upgrade and expansion is using up their cash reserves... ET already has lower labour costs than just about every one else so the cuts have to come elsew...

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by usflyer msp
Mon May 15, 2017 10:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MSP - Role In DL Network and Expansion Potential
Replies: 266
Views: 20239

Re: MSP - Role In DL Network and Expansion Potential

Why are you people so butt-hurt over anything involving DL, NW, DTW, MSP, ATL, DC-10s, FNT, 744s, DC-9s? This thread got stupid quick. Let me answer this for you: DL - Because they hate DTW. NW - Representation of the good ol' days (coming from an NW fanboy no less) DTW - Always getting shafted for...

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by usflyer msp
Mon May 15, 2017 9:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: Emirates to start Phoenix and Buffalo
Replies: 143
Views: 26496

Re: Rumor: Emirates to start Phoenix and Buffalo

Post # 33 in this thread seems to offer a sober analysis of the Canadian perspective on further GCC carrier expansion: http://www.airliners.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=605673&p=9647723#p9647723 Am I correct that Canada also gets 6 weekly slots to the UAE? If so, is there a reason why AC i...

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by usflyer msp
Mon May 15, 2017 3:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA FA posts cockpit entry codes online
Replies: 20
Views: 4289

Re: UA FA posts cockpit entry codes online

So they'll change the code. BFD. You people are insane. +1 Mistakes happen guys no need to be extreme in our reactions. Reminds me of the Amagasaki train crash. One of the reasons for the crash was attributed to the nikkin kyoiku practice (severely punishing employees for small mistakes/delays). Wi...

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by usflyer msp
Mon May 15, 2017 12:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MSP - Role In DL Network and Expansion Potential
Replies: 266
Views: 20239

Re: MSP - Role In DL Network and Expansion Potential

Curious what would SY need B6 for? They do well enough on their own to most of the country and the Carribean. I agree that SY has held it's own, in a very crowded field for some years now, but if you look at Caribbean destinations served by SY and B6, you can clearly see that SY is no match for B6....

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by usflyer msp
Mon May 15, 2017 12:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MSP - Role In DL Network and Expansion Potential
Replies: 266
Views: 20239

Re: MSP - Role In DL Network and Expansion Potential

That is basically the "urban legend" version. In reality, fuel prices were soaring in 2005 and part of bankruptcy law changes (under the BAPCPA of 2005) was that after companies filed for bankruptcy the essentially had to pre-pay utility (i.e. fuel) bills and that would have sucked up the...

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by usflyer msp
Sun May 14, 2017 9:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MSP - Role In DL Network and Expansion Potential
Replies: 266
Views: 20239

Re: MSP - Role In DL Network and Expansion Potential

[quote="WPvsMW" I predict DL will do everything it can to move the HND slot to ex-SEA and invite KE to "try" ICN/MSP.[/quote]

That cannot happen. If DL drops MSP-HND the slot automatically goes to AA for DFW-HND. That was made very clear when the MSP-HND route was awarded.

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by usflyer msp
Sun May 14, 2017 8:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MSP - Role In DL Network and Expansion Potential
Replies: 266
Views: 20239

Re: MSP - Role In DL Network and Expansion Potential

Well Thank you for confirming I was right after all ! And that I DO know alot about the airline business after all ! I owe ya one! think Crow s being served for Dinner in ATL & on Airliners.net right about now LOLOLOL. thank you for making my day !!! That is basically the "urban legend&quo...

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by usflyer msp
Sun May 14, 2017 7:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MSP - Role In DL Network and Expansion Potential
Replies: 266
Views: 20239

Re: MSP - Role In DL Network and Expansion Potential

Do not you find that very odd that 2 airlines the same day file in same court ? And being histories between Steenland & Anderson I smell something fishy!. https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/CHRG-110shrg42877/html/CHRG-110shrg42877.htm Here is the statement from Steenland to Congress: The other choic...

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by usflyer msp
Sun May 14, 2017 4:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MSP - Role In DL Network and Expansion Potential
Replies: 266
Views: 20239

Re: MSP - Role In DL Network and Expansion Potential

MSP has enjoyed some recent expansions. KLM was added on a thrice-weekly basis. The seasonal Air France flight is doing well, it will likely shift from an A340 to a 789 or 777 in the future. BA and LH have looked at us, but declined to serve. LH sort of hits MSP via Condor to Frankfurt. Icelander i...

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by usflyer msp
Sun May 14, 2017 3:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MSP - Role In DL Network and Expansion Potential
Replies: 266
Views: 20239

Re: MSP - Role In DL Network and Expansion Potential

Honestly, MSP is one of my fav airports just because if I have a long layover, I know I can find some time to entertain myself with shopping and food. With a huge Nordic/Scandinavian population, it's no doubt that Norwegian has them on their radar, and will likely announce service there for next su...

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by usflyer msp
Sun May 14, 2017 3:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MSP - Role In DL Network and Expansion Potential
Replies: 266
Views: 20239

Re: MSP - Role In DL Network and Expansion Potential

Why is ICN a bad Japan hub? It is not a horrible backtrack and offers unparalleled service to secondary Japanese cities (ICN has flights to 23 cities in Japan)... It's bad compared to the competition: United can take passengers to Tokyo where they connect to ANA for 1-stop service to over 40 cities...

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by usflyer msp
Sat May 13, 2017 11:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MSP - Role In DL Network and Expansion Potential
Replies: 266
Views: 20239

Re: MSP - Role In DL Network and Expansion Potential

MSP-HND is not sustainable when a bunch of hubs have HND. Why not? Tokyo is still one of the largest and wealthiest cities in the world, even if DL is not flowing connecting traffic through NRT, MSP/HND local traffic and domestic connections on the MSP end should be able to support a Tokyo flight. ...

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by usflyer msp
Sat May 13, 2017 10:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MSP - Role In DL Network and Expansion Potential
Replies: 266
Views: 20239

Re: MSP - Role In DL Network and Expansion Potential

TerminalD wrote:
MSP-HND is not sustainable when a bunch of hubs have HND.


Why not? Tokyo is still one of the largest and wealthiest cities in the world, even if DL is not flowing connecting traffic through NRT, MSP/HND local traffic and domestic connections on the MSP end should be able to support a Tokyo flight.

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by usflyer msp
Sat May 13, 2017 9:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MSP - Role In DL Network and Expansion Potential
Replies: 266
Views: 20239

Re: MSP - Role In DL Network and Expansion Potential

It's a great place to live, but without a job people cannot afford to live there. Not to be an ass but can people without jobs afford to live anywhere? That is not much of an criticism of MSP. Compared to the coasts and Chicago; MSP's cost of living, despite its increases, is still quite reasonable...

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by usflyer msp
Tue May 09, 2017 10:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spirit Airlines Labor Trouble brewing?
Replies: 123
Views: 14049

Re: Spirit Airlines Labor Trouble brewing?

Realistically, if NK is successful, how is a court going to enforce that? They cannot force pilots to work when they are not scheduled... Actually they can enforce it by assuring the pilots still fly whatever % of open time they were flying prior to the meltdown. Failure to have that number will se...

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by usflyer msp
Tue May 09, 2017 7:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spirit Airlines Labor Trouble brewing?
Replies: 123
Views: 14049

Re: Spirit Airlines Labor Trouble brewing?

Unfortunately it doesn't work like that with the RLA. Yes, the company has an expectation of a certain % of pilots flying open time at ALL carriers. This has been tested in court previously and the company has always won. This is the problem pilots have, they get a contract and all is good, they fl...

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by usflyer msp
Tue May 09, 2017 6:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spirit Airlines Labor Trouble brewing?
Replies: 123
Views: 14049

Re: Spirit Airlines Labor Trouble brewing?

While I totally agree that pilots are often times their own worst enemy, I would LOVE to see how a court would enforce a ruling forcing pilots to pick up overtime!!?? How exactly would that work? Would the court fine you for not picking up a trip during your vacation? I mean this is un-enforceable....

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by usflyer msp
Tue May 09, 2017 4:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spirit Airlines Labor Trouble brewing?
Replies: 123
Views: 14049

Re: Spirit Airlines Labor Trouble brewing?

To those saying the airline can't force overtime, well they actually can in this instance. If xx% of pilots were flying overtime prior to the meltdown and now the xx% is much lower they can show an organized effort to suspend open time pickup. All airlines depend on this and they staff appropriatel...

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by usflyer msp
Tue May 09, 2017 4:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spirit Airlines Labor Trouble brewing?
Replies: 123
Views: 14049

Re: Spirit Airlines Labor Trouble brewing?

PIlots coming out on the wrong end of the PR stick in FLL. Social media killing them. Obviously learned nothing from the recent UA mess. Dumpsters are burning. This will actually pass over quickly. People don't expect much from Spirit and I'm not sure they can be held responsible for a bunch of the...

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by usflyer msp
Tue May 09, 2017 2:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spirit Airlines Labor Trouble brewing?
Replies: 123
Views: 14049

Re: Spirit Airlines Labor Trouble brewing?

As an update ... As anticipated by the ALPA memo, Spirit today did indeed file a legal action in U.S. District Court in Florida accusing its pilots of, "a pervasive illegal work slowdown that has caused approximately 300 flight cancellations and has disrupted the travel plans of over 20,000 cu...

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by usflyer msp
Tue May 09, 2017 2:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spirit Airlines Labor Trouble brewing?
Replies: 123
Views: 14049

Re: Spirit Airlines Labor Trouble brewing?

i really don't get what NK is seeking relief from - there has been no sickout or something formal and organized like that. NK's management is essentially saying "how dare the pilots not fly flights that we did not schedule them for!" - I am not quite sure how that is going to hold up in c...

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by usflyer msp
Tue May 09, 2017 2:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spirit Airlines Labor Trouble brewing?
Replies: 123
Views: 14049

Re: Spirit Airlines Labor Trouble brewing?

i really don't get what NK is seeking relief from - there has been no sickout or any formal and organized action. NK's management is essentially saying "how dare the pilots not fly flights that we did not schedule them for!" - I am not quite sure how that is going to hold up in court...

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by usflyer msp
Mon May 08, 2017 6:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spirit Airlines Labor Trouble brewing?
Replies: 123
Views: 14049

Re: Spirit Airlines Labor Trouble brewing?

I have actually been impressed by Spirit's CS during this mess. At least at MSP, they have just being buying passengers on cancelled flights new tickets on other carriers because it would be days before they could get them out. Spirit has better IRRPOS CS than Delta? Color me shocked (ironically NK ...

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by usflyer msp
Mon May 08, 2017 4:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: Emirates to start Phoenix and Buffalo
Replies: 143
Views: 26496

Re: Rumor: Emirates to start Phoenix and Buffalo

I myself am skeptical, though I have seen a media release (don't have it unfortunately) that confirmed they had found that the bilateral does not sufficiently cover the market. How they act on it is a mystery. India is a huge market from Toronto, it has the strength to sustain more then the current...

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by usflyer msp
Mon May 08, 2017 3:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sonair (Houston Express) opens flights to the public
Replies: 36
Views: 5353

Re: Sonair (Houston Express) opens flights to the public

Hmmm, could we one day see TAAG at IAH?

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