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by diverdave
Tue May 16, 2017 10:32 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Voluntary downgrade
Replies: 8
Views: 1821

Re: Voluntary downgrade

Surely I cannot be the first person on earth to do this. My flight out of ATL is light in Y tonight, and I had been bumped to economy comfort. Given they are going to upgrade people until economy comfort is full, I asked for a spot in standard economy so I could have an open seat next to me. They r...

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by diverdave
Tue May 16, 2017 5:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: AA to end SABRE end of June
Replies: 79
Views: 10476

Re: AA to end SABRE end of June

Heh, I remember booking tickets on EasySabre waaaaaay back.

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by diverdave
Tue May 16, 2017 3:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta LAX Terminal Plans Revealed
Replies: 408
Views: 104518

Re: Delta LAX Terminal Plans Revealed

Crankyflier has a great story with photos of the actual move:

http://crankyflier.com/2017/05/15/up-all-night-with-delta-during-the-great-lax-terminal-shuffle/

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by diverdave
Tue May 09, 2017 2:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spirit Airlines Labor Trouble brewing?
Replies: 123
Views: 14034

Re: Spirit Airlines Labor Trouble brewing?

Varsity1 wrote:
Go over and read at APC, the pilots at NK are pissed.


Pilots at APC are always pissed. Seriously.

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by diverdave
Thu May 04, 2017 8:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Family of 12 year old sues Delta
Replies: 24
Views: 3845

Re: Family of 12 year old sues Delta

Tugger wrote:
Winner!

They are just trying to breath life into a dead lawsuit.

Tugg


I love the part about how the family was forced to sleep on the floor. Too bad the kid didn't get footage of Delta's goons forcing passengers to sleep on the floor at gunpoint. :hissyfit:

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by diverdave
Wed May 03, 2017 10:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Man Served Single Banana On Nine-hour Flight After Ordering Gluten-free Meal
Replies: 52
Views: 13037

Re: Man Served Single Banana On Nine-hour Flight After Ordering Gluten-free Meal

Millions of people fly everyday, there are bound to be slip ups. I am kind of shocked someone with a gluten free or other food preference doesn't travel with some suitable food just in case. Where's the "Like" button? It always amazes me when passengers with strict dietary needs and even ...

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by diverdave
Mon May 01, 2017 2:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 4/30/2017: DL Closes BGI, QR Delays LAS, 3M Drops RSW-NAS
Replies: 69
Views: 10549

Re: OAG Changes 4/30/2017: DL Closes BGI, QR Delays LAS, 3M Drops RSW-NAS

It is indeed impressive to see the recent growth in the SBA market. I agree that the E175 seems like a better fit for DFW-SBA. I would not be at all surprised to see DFW-SBA settle into a schedule of 1-2x daily E175, with a potential upgauge of one frequency to an A319 during peak periods. Especial...

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by diverdave
Wed Apr 26, 2017 6:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Bad Q1 Results
Replies: 84
Views: 10643

Re: JetBlue Bad Q1 Results

jetbluefan1 wrote:
6. Initial ATL demand is very strong


How can the demand in ATL be strong when B6 must endure the terrible, horrible, no good, really bad Concourse D gates? :stirthepot:

David

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by diverdave
Wed Apr 26, 2017 5:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue switch 15 A321neo to A321ceo
Replies: 7
Views: 1827

Re: JetBlue switch 15 A321neo to A321ceo

Does Airbus still have 321ceo slots to sell?

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by diverdave
Tue Apr 25, 2017 10:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will the Western Airlines brand be revived by a new LCC in the Western United States?
Replies: 45
Views: 3753

Re: Will the Western Airlines brand be revived by a new LCC in the Western United States?

LAXintl wrote:
Already tried - 2007 with 737-400.


I am always puzzled as to why folks want to start a new airline with an old name.

I guess it has worked for Frontier, but JetBlue and Spirit seem to be doing just fine without dusting off the name of a deceased airline.

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by diverdave
Tue Apr 25, 2017 10:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Applies for more HAV service
Replies: 21
Views: 3866

Re: AA Applies for more HAV service

So let me see if I have it straight: The original allocations to HAV were 20 flights daily. AA 4x from MIA and 1x from CLT B6 2x from FLL (except 1x on Saturday), 1x JFK, and 1x MCO AS 1x from LAX DL 1x JFK, 1x ATL, 1x MIA F9 1x MIA WN 2x FLL and 1x MIA Spirit 2x FLL UA 1x EWR, and Saturday only fro...

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by diverdave
Thu Apr 13, 2017 4:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS adds DAL-SEA/PDX/SJC/SAN
Replies: 124
Views: 12924

Re: AS adds DAL-SEA/PDX/SJC/SAN

I think that Alaska might actually have trouble doing DAL-DCA flights since Alaska already has nonstops to SEA from all 3 DC airports (DCA, IAD, and BWI), already has nonstops to LAX from DCA and BWI, already has nonstop service to PDX from DCA, will start seasonal nonstop service to PDX from BWI o...

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by diverdave
Wed Apr 12, 2017 9:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS adds DAL-SEA/PDX/SJC/SAN
Replies: 124
Views: 12924

Re: AS adds DAL-SEA/PDX/SJC/SAN

EDIT: So that was not in the OP. It is this just posted doc. I'm very surprised as you can see. Well, goo luck to them. Less capacity will help. Not sure it will make it profitable, though, and it's a long flight on an E175 compared to the other options. Just speaking for myself, a long flight on a...

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by diverdave
Wed Apr 12, 2017 9:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Another United gaffe - forces doctor off plane
Replies: 2122
Views: 112818

Re: Another United gaffe - forces doctor off plane

I think that you have over simplified the situation. I agree that Mr Dao's actions were not the most sensible, but do you really feel that the outcome that we have seen was warranted? You again seem to imply that he posed a safety issue. He was sat there having done everything expected of him and b...

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by diverdave
Tue Apr 11, 2017 3:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Another United gaffe - forces doctor off plane
Replies: 2122
Views: 112818

Re: Another United gaffe - forces doctor off plane

If passengers physically resist the lawful process, that is assault, and they will go to jail. Somehow, almost everybody does fine with it. Only one guy is verified to have done anything wrong, the doctor. I cannot comprehend how passive resistance becomes assault. Could you elaborate? Third, the c...

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by diverdave
Tue Apr 04, 2017 2:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus is examining 'A380-Plus'
Replies: 411
Views: 58934

Re: Airbus is examining 'A380-Plus'

I assume the door next to the staircase is a toilet? If it is then it'll need to be a toilet for midgets, given the amount of headroom that there will be under that staircase :) My guess is that it is stairs to a below deck crew rest. Plainly it will be the cupboard under the stairs for Harry Potte...

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by diverdave
Mon Apr 03, 2017 8:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Exits NY-SJU market from August 2017
Replies: 24
Views: 5109

Re: AA Exits NY-SJU market from August 2017

This was a long standing Eastern route for many years. While Puerto Rico may be struggling, both JetBlue and Delta still manage to keep the route going since there are more Puerto Ricans living in NYC then in PR. Huh? The population of PR is 3.4 million and there are maybe one million Puerto Ricans...

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by diverdave
Thu Mar 30, 2017 9:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada accuses Airbus of negligence in Halifax crash landing
Replies: 63
Views: 15309

Re: Air Canada accuses Airbus of negligence in Halifax crash landing

KarelXWB wrote:
That's true, but AC will have to prove it in court. Until then, we can only speculate. I would be surprised though if there is some sort of software bug in a 30-years old aircraft design, but you never know.


Does the software ever get updated after the aircraft is delivered?

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by diverdave
Thu Mar 30, 2017 4:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue May Delay ATL Launch
Replies: 191
Views: 16223

Re: JetBlue May Delay ATL Launch

To me, it seems somewhat obvious that JetBlue, a purely domestic operator at ATL, should not reasonably expect to have access to scarce FIS-capable gates at ATL's FIS-capable terminal at the peak times of the day when FIS capacity is most in demand. As such, it seems hard to believe that ATL would ...

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by diverdave
Wed Mar 29, 2017 7:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: "The Untold Story of the Concorde Disaster"
Replies: 42
Views: 8793

Re: "The Untold Story of the Concorde Disaster"

I would slightly take issue with that, I don't believe that the design of Concorde was defective at all. Let us not forget, this is not a "blown tyre", more a tyre destruction and a chunk of tyre weighing several kilos caused a shockwave in the tank which burst from the inside out because...

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by diverdave
Wed Mar 29, 2017 6:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Branson claims AS must pay Virgin licensing fee 'til 2040
Replies: 112
Views: 15040

Re: Branson claims AS must pay Virgin licensing fee 'til 2040

I do not see how it is going to be financially advantageous to pay for the installation and maintenance of AVOD PTVs, nor the fuel burn to carry them around. Time will tell. Well apparently DL is doing just fine with it. And making all of their movies free as well. Who was it that said TV is the op...

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by diverdave
Wed Mar 29, 2017 1:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Santa Barbara: They built new terminal, but traffic did not come
Replies: 108
Views: 13984

Re: Santa Barbara: They built new terminal, but traffic did not come

The primary intent of the new terminal was to to replace the small, antiquated terminal that was used since the 1940s -- no food or services of any type, or more importantly, restrooms beyond security; tiny waiting areas, etc. The airport commission even stated that the possibility of larger aircra...

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by diverdave
Wed Mar 29, 2017 1:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Branson claims AS must pay Virgin licensing fee 'til 2040
Replies: 112
Views: 15040

Re: Branson claims AS must pay Virgin licensing fee 'til 2040

TVNWZ wrote:
In my frequent travels on DL with AVOD--way more people are on their devices than watching the seat back tv. YMMV.


In my frequent travels with DL, this is the case on short hops but the AVOD is used heavily on flight exceeding two hours.

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by diverdave
Tue Mar 28, 2017 6:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Newspaper Boeing 787 article on DL/VS/VX/AS
Replies: 20
Views: 5867

Re: Newspaper Boeing 787 article on DL/VS/VX/AS

Interesting especially that DL thinks the Virgin brand can command a premium over its own on a given route, but that AS decided that the opposite will be true. The complimentary quotes about the Virgin brand are from a VS manager, not a DL manager. The 787 seems the right plane for the route, and D...

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by diverdave
Tue Mar 28, 2017 5:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Santa Barbara: They built new terminal, but traffic did not come
Replies: 108
Views: 13984

Re: Santa Barbara: They built new terminal, but traffic did not come

More details on the SBA airport web site: http://www.santabarbaraca.gov/gov/depts/flysba/about/newsfacts/details.asp?NewsID=1196&TargetID=48 UA also is upgauging the morning DEN flight to an A319. So, SBA goes from no mainline service to three mainline flights per day in a short period of time. ...

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by diverdave
Tue Mar 28, 2017 5:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Santa Barbara: They built new terminal, but traffic did not come
Replies: 108
Views: 13984

Re: Santa Barbara: They built new terminal, but traffic did not come

http://www.independent.com/news/2017/mar/27/airport-adding-seats-flights-san-francisco-denver-/ Some good news for SBA. 8-) Mainline service is returning to the airport with AA's daily direct flight to DFW being upgauged to the A319. And UA is upgauging some of the SFO flights to larger regional je...

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by diverdave
Tue Mar 28, 2017 4:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Elite Airways at APF
Replies: 13
Views: 1267

Re: Elite Airways at APF

usxguy wrote:
I think the NIMBY's would have a fit.


I visited Naples some years back. A lot of the private jets that landed there were extremely loud, and the landings were pretty frequent.

I expect any modern commercial aircraft would be quieter.

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by diverdave
Wed Mar 22, 2017 10:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future of Southwest at CVG?
Replies: 16
Views: 1966

Re: Future of Southwest at CVG?

A lot of this is in pie-in-the-sky. When it was announced that WN was going to start CVG people on here were taking about 10-15 destinations. Places like DAL, HOU, OAK. The more measured folks knew Southwest is very slow to expand and always starts small. Sure enough CVG opened only with links to B...

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by diverdave
Mon Mar 20, 2017 3:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus is examining 'A380-Plus'
Replies: 411
Views: 58934

Re: Airbus is examining 'A380-Plus'

Whalejet wrote:
EK 380 routes that are "Hub-Point"

DXB-BHM


The good folks of Alabama greatly look forward to the A380 gracing the Birmingham-Shuttlesworth airport. :)

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by diverdave
Thu Mar 16, 2017 11:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Proposed Essential Air Service elimination
Replies: 170
Views: 12757

Re: Proposed Essential Air Service elimination

Wow, I certainly disagree. Most of the states with a lot of EAS service can easily afford to pay for it. Alaska could fund its own EAS service at a cost of $23 per resident. That's a mere drop in the bucket of the $1000+ annual dividend paid to state residents. I looked up the numbers at wikipedia,...

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by diverdave
Thu Mar 16, 2017 5:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jetblue A320 needs to stop for gas? (JFK-SJC)
Replies: 52
Views: 7530

Re: Jetblue A320 needs to stop for gas? (JFK-SJC)

FabDiva wrote:
Why did the US Majors acquire 757s that can't make the Westbound Atlantic Crossing in similar conditions.


The 757s were acquired for domestic service, not TATL service.

Some credit Glen Hauenstein for starting TATL services with the 757.

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by diverdave
Thu Mar 16, 2017 3:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Proposed Essential Air Service elimination
Replies: 170
Views: 12757

Re: Proposed Essential Air Service elimination

This proposed budget is nothing more than the barbarians attacking civilization. Wow, I certainly disagree. Most of the states with a lot of EAS service can easily afford to pay for it. Alaska could fund its own EAS service at a cost of $23 per resident. That's a mere drop in the bucket of the $100...

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by diverdave
Thu Mar 16, 2017 2:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Proposed Essential Air Service elimination
Replies: 170
Views: 12757

Re: Proposed Essential Air Service elimination

Eliminating EAS would cut off extreme Northwestern California/Southwestern Oregon, if CEC loses it's service. We're 300 miles or so from PDX and 350 miles north of SFO. Among other issues, people from here have to travel for medical care, including chemo. 8 hours on the highway is too much for peop...

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by diverdave
Wed Mar 15, 2017 8:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA won't ordering additional 77W aircraft, rules out A330neo
Replies: 419
Views: 68603

Re: UA won't ordering additional 77W aircraft, rules out A330neo

Also DL was technically under different management at the time, although most of the current management was around in power positions. Maybe Richard Anderson had a different vision of the future DL than Ed Bastian has. I think the folks at the Trainer refinery would agree with your observation here...

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by diverdave
Mon Mar 13, 2017 7:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus is examining 'A380-Plus'
Replies: 411
Views: 58934

Re: Airbus is examining 'A380-Plus'

SQ will be the first airline to retire the first A380: 9V-SKA, MSN 003. Funnily, MH expressed interest... for their new pilgrim airline... That would be a turnaround, I didn't see that coming :D When will the MSN003 be retired, should be turning 10 But the conclusion is, that we simply don't know h...

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by diverdave
Fri Mar 10, 2017 11:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA announces new ORD routes, other network adjustments
Replies: 77
Views: 12646

Re: AA announces new ORD routes, other network adjustments

Delta may have mainline to Atlanta, but they only have 5 flights a day, on no bigger than a CR7, to anywhere else. If I had to guess, lack of other connecting options might be what gives Delta mainline to Atlanta. AA has flights to Dallas, Philadelphia, DC, Miami, and apparently soon Chicago as wel...

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by diverdave
Fri Mar 10, 2017 10:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus is examining 'A380-Plus'
Replies: 411
Views: 58934

Re: Airbus is examining 'A380-Plus'

Malaysia Airlines and Airbus are exploring a 720 seat configuration for the A380. Perhaps Airbus is looking at this right now. Source? Seeing everything coming out of MH in the past years, I thought they are moving their fleet in the opposite direction of the 380. There is a source for that. MH jus...

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by diverdave
Fri Mar 10, 2017 4:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA announces new ORD routes, other network adjustments
Replies: 77
Views: 12646

Re: AA announces new ORD routes, other network adjustments

Seems like the rivalry at ORD between AA and UA is heating up.. Announced today internally, AA will add 7 markets at ORD effective July 5th. o Birmingham, AL . I was going to post that WN and DL own BHM, but it turns out that AA has a bigger operation there than I thought running around a 23% share...

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by diverdave
Thu Mar 09, 2017 9:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue May Delay ATL Launch
Replies: 191
Views: 16223

Re: JetBlue May Delay ATL Launch

How is JetBlue "full of themselves"? I'd go with this quote from the AJC article. In a letter last June, JetBlue's vice president of network planning, Dave Clark, wrote to Hartsfield-Jackson general manager Roosevelt Council that "it's clear that the existing common use gates at the ...

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by diverdave
Thu Mar 09, 2017 4:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Man Refusing To Pay $12 For Blanket Makes Scene--Flight Diverted
Replies: 83
Views: 10835

Re: Man Refusing To Pay $12 For Blanket Makes Scene--Flight Diverted

Wait...what? An in-flight call with company reps? Was this just the general customer service number? Are there in-flight customer service reps standing by to assist me? How often does the crew pass an in-flight passenger to customer service to resolve an issue? That's the part that makes my head sp...

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by diverdave
Thu Mar 09, 2017 4:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue May Delay ATL Launch
Replies: 191
Views: 16223

Re: JetBlue May Delay ATL Launch

This thread has been up for moments.. and the delta fan boys have started with how Delta can do no wrong.. Interesting. actually, there hasn't been one DL fanboy posting on this thread yet saying how DL can do no wrong. Your just trying to stir the pot. Some folks have argued quite successfully tha...

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by diverdave
Mon Mar 06, 2017 8:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737-9 MAX Roll Out
Replies: 98
Views: 15984

Re: Boeing 737-9 MAX Roll Out

Tomorrow Boeing will roll out the 737-9. The latest 737 version is a 2.6m stretch over the 737-8 MAX being test flown as we speak. It will offer superior efficiency compared to it predecessor the 737-900ER. The 737 has come a long way since the roll out of the 737-100 slightly more then 50 years ag...

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by diverdave
Wed Mar 01, 2017 9:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA/DL/UA and 50-seat RJ on inappropriate missions
Replies: 69
Views: 9311

Re: AA/DL/UA and 50-seat RJ on inappropriate missions

DEN-HSV is 1,048 miles (statute) and blocked as 3hr and 17min for the westbound leg ( only 2h 34min eastbound). It used to see 2xCR7 before the UA/CO merger and has been mostly single ERJ145 since. Correct, just checked united.dumb and the flights are ERJ as you say. In fact, all of our UA service ...

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by diverdave
Tue Feb 21, 2017 5:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Top 3 New Boeing Programs That Should Make Airbus Nervous
Replies: 8
Views: 1725

Re: Top 3 New Boeing Programs That Should Make Airbus Nervous

Of course I knew that a keesje post would highlight the wonderful world of Airbus and not seriously address the thread title topic. :) But it's a topic we can have some fun with. It is certainly not the case that there is "no competition" for the Airbus lineup. The A380 is hardly fine. The...

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by diverdave
Sun Jan 29, 2017 11:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA Plans LAX Push in Comeback Effort
Replies: 100
Views: 24588

Re: UA Plans LAX Push in Comeback Effort

TWA772LR wrote:
UA has near-exclusive use of 2, soon to be 3 terminals; and one, soon to be 2 FIS facilities. I'd say UA has a pretty decent set-up in LAX.


"Soon"?

I expect that adverb is not at all applicable to the future T9.

edit: sorry, ldvaviation beat me to it. :)

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by diverdave
Fri Jan 27, 2017 5:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta LAX Terminal Plans Revealed
Replies: 408
Views: 104518

Re: Delta LAX Terminal Plans Revealed

And so the game of LAX musical chairs begins! :D

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by diverdave
Wed Jan 25, 2017 6:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing posted a fourth-quarter profit of $1.63 billion
Replies: 31
Views: 2648

Re: Boeing posted a fourth-quarter profit of $1.63 billion

With a market cap of $105 billion, buying back $7 billion in stock provides quite a boost to the shareholders.

David

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by diverdave
Wed Jan 25, 2017 3:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA To Remove Narrowbody IFE
Replies: 158
Views: 23603

Re: AA To Remove Narrowbody IFE

Delta is expanding IFE. They have Delta Studio when wi-fi is available, which gives options both for pay and for free. DL also seems to be expanding IFE in general. The remodeled A319s are a good example. Good sized screen, good choices. I don't find the box to be uncomfortable. Even better, all IF...

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by diverdave
Mon Jan 23, 2017 7:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAM Fills Second Petition to Unionize Boeing CHS
Replies: 86
Views: 7047

Re: IAM Fills Second Petition to Unionize Boeing CHS

People in the real world retire in their 60s, not the 50s. Pensions are not a sustainable cost anymore. I hope all you union people realize that. Depends on what kind of pension it is...there can be sustainable pensions. I believe Boeing shifted the IAM into a defined contribution pension for it's ...

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by diverdave
Wed Jan 18, 2017 4:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ATW Airline of the Year: AA
Replies: 53
Views: 5329

Re: ATW Airline of the Year: AA

You sure about that? AA award availability is absolutely abysmal these days. The worst that I can ever remember. Here's something to munch on before dinner: http://mommypoints.boardingarea.com/2017/01/12/the-day-that-delta-skymiles-overtook-american-aadvantage-miles/ Because some housewife with a b...

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