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Thu Aug 16, 2018 5:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta F/A's & Fleet Workers Could Vote on Union Soon
Replies: 63
Views: 4694

Re: Delta F/A's & Fleet Workers Could Vote on Union Soon

This is true. But in some circumstances the IAM has been very effective at selling their tune, including companies that outsource everything up to and including their outsourcing department . DL FA’s are watching domestic flying go to Connection carriers and international flying go to AF, KL, KE, V...

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Thu Aug 16, 2018 3:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First A340-600 In Revised Lufthansa Livery
Replies: 91
Views: 12665

Re: First A340-600 In Revised Lufthansa Livery

The wingspan lots crazy good!

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Wed Aug 15, 2018 4:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 60 years ago today, Pan Am received its first 707
Replies: 61
Views: 5581

Re: 60 years ago today, Pan Am received its first 707

Were Pan Am’s 707’s delivered with a 2x3 or 3x3 cabin configuration?

What was the seat pitch?

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Mon Aug 13, 2018 6:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Time for AA to monetize JFK slots and Terminal space?
Replies: 86
Views: 10011

Re: Time for AA to monetize JFK slots and Terminal space?

[threeid][/threeid] Are there plans, funding, timelines to complete T8? That question has been lingering around here for 17 years. T4 Pier A seems to be headed for the same fate. ;) LOL I agree. What happened to those grand plans? Why, if ever finished, I can not imagine making a connection from the...

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Mon Aug 13, 2018 5:58 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Alaska Airlines (allegedly?) deplanes allergic 15 year old UM instead of an emotional support cat
Replies: 81
Views: 6763

Re: Alaska Airlines (allegedly?) deplanes allergic 15 year old UM instead of an emotional support cat

Another FAKE emotional support animal! I don’t doubt that these people have emotional problems and are unstable in public situations, but that damn cat doesn’t do jack except bring out the two year old in them. Give the woman a pacifier laced with a sedative and leave the cat at home! Note: This exc...

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Mon Aug 13, 2018 12:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Time for AA to monetize JFK slots and Terminal space?
Replies: 86
Views: 10011

Re: Time for AA to monetize JFK slots and Terminal space?

Are there plans, funding, timelines to complete T8?

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Sat Aug 11, 2018 5:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: QX employee steals and crashes Q400 near SEA
Replies: 682
Views: 86870

Re: Updated: AS employee steals and crashes Q400 at SeaTac

In listening through the ATC recordings there is other air traffic communication. Is there an instance where they would put everyone else on a separate frequency so that the only conversation would be between the person flying the aircraft and ATC?

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Sat Aug 11, 2018 6:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: QX employee steals and crashes Q400 near SEA
Replies: 682
Views: 86870

Re: AS Employee steals Q400 at SeaTac

2 F-15Cs, one from the 104th FW (Massachusetts ANG) and one from the 142nd FW (Oregon ANG) were scrambled out of PDX. Images of them departing: http://twitter.com/Sabian404/status/1028137639747051521 Wow, the photos are incredible. Did PDX also experience a ground stop while these jets were scrambl...

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Wed Aug 08, 2018 2:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta CEO: We beat AA/UA because we have the revenue to sustain it
Replies: 127
Views: 13086

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

On another note...

Does Bastian’s office look like a relic from the 1980’s?

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Wed Aug 08, 2018 2:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta CEO: We beat AA/UA because we have the revenue to sustain it
Replies: 127
Views: 13086

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

I found this interesting... Q: Can you draw similar strategic parallels between Seattle and Boston? Bastion: We came at it from a different construct… Seattle was very much about Asia and again, controlling our destiny because Alaska was very clear that they wanted to remain open to doing business w...

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Mon Aug 06, 2018 10:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA booted a Cellist from the Aircraft (did not allow the Cello on a paid ticket)
Replies: 170
Views: 15759

Re: AA booted a Cellist from the Aircraft (did not allow the Cello on a paid ticket)

aerolimani wrote:
questions wrote:
aerolimani wrote:
Really? You want to excuse the airline by blaming this on cheap customers? That's pretty pathetic.


No. Quite the opposite. You missed my tone of sarcasm in my post.

Yup. I missed it. And, I like sarcasm! Sadly, your sarcasm is too believable, here on a.net. I needed a clue.


:D

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Mon Aug 06, 2018 10:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA booted a Cellist from the Aircraft (did not allow the Cello on a paid ticket)
Replies: 170
Views: 15759

Re: AA booted a Cellist from the Aircraft (did not allow the Cello on a paid ticket)

If customers were willing to pay more what do you think airlines would do: 1) Give each seat more space, with hardwall dividers 2) Cram more seats, use visual dividers, charge higher fares for the same product and pocket the difference #2... in addition to blaming customers for all changes. The US ...

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Mon Aug 06, 2018 10:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA booted a Cellist from the Aircraft (did not allow the Cello on a paid ticket)
Replies: 170
Views: 15759

Re: AA booted a Cellist from the Aircraft (did not allow the Cello on a paid ticket)

aerolimani wrote:
Really? You want to excuse the airline by blaming this on cheap customers? That's pretty pathetic.


No. Quite the opposite. You missed my tone of sarcasm in my post.

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Mon Aug 06, 2018 6:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta: AMS vs CDG
Replies: 28
Views: 5738

Delta: AMS vs CDG

For comparisons, how many routes, flights and passengers does DL fly to AMS and CDG? Strategically are the two hubs used the same in DL’s network or does each serve a unique purpose? Even though AF-KLM is one organization and DL has a TATL JV, is there any indication which hub DL prefers — operation...

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Mon Aug 06, 2018 5:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA booted a Cellist from the Aircraft (did not allow the Cello on a paid ticket)
Replies: 170
Views: 15759

Re: AA booted a Cellist from the Aircraft (did not allow the Cello on a paid ticket)

This all goes back to the bean counters deciding it is a good idea to remove hardwall dividers between cabins and replace them with visual cabin dividers that hang from the overhead bins. A customer can read the policy re cellos but will have no idea from the seat map which type of divider is used o...

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Sat Aug 04, 2018 5:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA line up at JFK photo.
Replies: 127
Views: 26916

Re: BA line up at JFK photo.

Awhh, so awesome to see all those 744’s lined up... and sad too knowing they won’t be around long.

What aircraft will BA use to replace the 744 on LHR-JFK? 773?

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Sat Aug 04, 2018 5:15 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Everyone has a "currently flying" retro jet with the exception of Delta.
Replies: 28
Views: 1796

Re: Everyone has a "currently flying" retro jet with the exception of Delta.

For Delta, my pick would be the Convair 880 livery. https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=NEKN8sFjHdk Prior to the 1960s Widget livery, the blue was extremely dark — similar to Lufthansa “premium” blue, lol — and the red was an orange red. I actually think DL should have kept these colors for future liverie...

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Thu Aug 02, 2018 12:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Caraibes A350 3-4-3 in Y
Replies: 37
Views: 5727

Air Caraibes A350 3-4-3 in Y

What is the likelihood other’s will follow any time soon? Which airlines are most likely to jump in? L-1011 2-4-2 to 2-5-2 to 3-4-3 747 2-4-3 to 3-4-3 777 3-3-3 and 2-5-2 to 3-4-3 787 2-4-2 to 3-3-3 A350 3-3-3 to 3-4-3 http://www.airliners.net/photo/Air-Caraibes/Airbus-A350-941/5105023

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Tue Jul 31, 2018 3:54 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Innovations in boarding???
Replies: 71
Views: 5130

Re: Innovations in boarding???

Much of it is driven by the desire for overhead bin space and the amount of stuff passengers bring onboard, especially in the US. On carriers outside the US where it is more customary to check luggage and carry on luggage is minimal, the boarding seems more civilized and takes less time. With that s...

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Wed Oct 18, 2017 10:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta: International Main Cabin dining reinvented
Replies: 60
Views: 8271

Re: Delta: International Main Cabin dining reinvented

Menu cards?? Are you kidding me?? Why not just put all the meal information... what and when... on the same system as inflight entertainment... perhaps on the tab called, "About My Flight." Also... load the info on the Delta app... along with all the other info about "My Trip." A...

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Tue Oct 10, 2017 4:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jetblue to launch holiday mint JFK-PSP
Replies: 49
Views: 6387

Re: Jetblue to launch holiday mint JFK-PSP

Very cool for PSP. I agree with others, can see this working in maybe even past the spring break time frame. Lot's of golf, tennis and sun winter and spring. undoubtedly a money loser on a subpar product but hey, when you have no place else to put the MINT plane, gotta put it somewhere. Bad for the...

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Tue Aug 22, 2017 3:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Swiss studies A321LR business case
Replies: 59
Views: 13811

Re: Swiss studies A321LR business case

ZRH-YUL is an 8 hour 20 minute flight hence beyond the range capability of the A321NEO LR. This aircraft cannot operate trans-atlantic from ZRH/GVA. It is better suited for 6-7 hour flights maximum from ZRH/GVA to Middle East and Central/West Africa such as : *block times mentioned below besides ea...

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Sun Aug 13, 2017 4:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA outlines 737 MAX plans
Replies: 82
Views: 15120

Re: AA outlines 737 MAX plans

How are AA pilots type certified? Do/can B738 pilots fly A319/320/321?

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Wed Aug 09, 2017 3:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta A350 interiors
Replies: 79
Views: 17087

Re: Delta A350 interiors

While on the topic of colors... when will the new Delta uniforms be walking up and down the aisles?

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Sat Jul 29, 2017 2:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AirFrance/KLM buys significant stake in VS and extends partnership with DL/MU
Replies: 180
Views: 22301

Re: AirFrance/KLM buys significant stake in VS and extends partnership with DL/MU

Who owns Virgin Australia? Any chance DL could purchase an equity stake?

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Mon May 08, 2017 2:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta employees threaten and harass family; kicked off flight
Replies: 204
Views: 23032

Re: Delta employees threaten and harass family; kicked off flight

Is the non-transferability of tickets a vestige from the days of paper tickets? Changing an incorrectly spelled name or altering a nickname to a legal name, e.g., Bob to Robert, to match the passport is impossible with most airlines without re-ticketing with fees and potentially higher fares. It see...

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Fri Apr 28, 2017 4:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United and Dr. Dao reach settlement
Replies: 126
Views: 17731

Re: United and Dr. Dao reach settlement

Given his injuries, I'm sure United paid for all of his medical expenses and I wouldn't be surprised if United pays for full healthcare coverage for life. Assuming the settlement is not covered by any type of insurance, where/how do these charges appear on United's financial statements? How are Dr D...

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stevend08 wrote:
Half way across the world, United is going viral on Chinese Social Media for the incident.
Not good for an airline that is trying to build a large presence in China

https://www.ft.com/content/12f87b1a-89d ... 879dd1d625


"Subscribe to read."

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Tue Apr 11, 2017 5:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Another United gaffe - forces doctor off plane
Replies: 2119
Views: 125301

Re: Another United gaffe - forces doctor off plane

Obviously there is a legitimate debate to be had whether the GA should've increased the offer further before switching to IDB'ing and or whether switching to cash instead of a voucher would've potentially enticed four people, but both of the above quotes are misleading. The bigger issue is this: th...

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Tue Apr 11, 2017 5:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Another United gaffe - forces doctor off plane
Replies: 2119
Views: 125301

Re: Another United gaffe - forces doctor off plane

Lawsuits (plural/multiple defendants) are warranted against United, Republic, the security/police department, and even the airport. This looks like a good 5/6-figure settlement to me. United is pathetic. It makes me feel ashamed to be a UA FF for 10 years. If UA had asked the gentleman to deplane, ...

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Tue Apr 11, 2017 5:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Another United gaffe - forces doctor off plane
Replies: 2119
Views: 125301

Re: Another United gaffe - forces doctor off plane

Oscar's response was awful. Hey, Oscar, man up and be a leader! How about... "What I saw today was disgusting and deeply saddened me. No human being should be treated like that, anywhere, by anyone. We are working very hard to understand what led to this horrific situation and ensure what happ...

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Tue Apr 11, 2017 2:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Another United gaffe - forces doctor off plane
Replies: 2119
Views: 125301

Re: Another United gaffe - forces doctor off plane

I'm a little confused at how you feel United is at fault here? We'll walk through this together so you can understand. 1) United had a fully booked flight. 2) Crew members for (Republic) a United Express contract carrier reported for the flight as a "Must Ride" due to operational needs of...

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Tue Apr 04, 2017 5:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: VX A321 - which routes?
Replies: 22
Views: 5093

Re: VX A321 - which routes?

So bittersweet.

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Sun Mar 26, 2017 3:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta LAX Terminal Plans Revealed
Replies: 471
Views: 126568

Re: Delta LAX Terminal Plans Revealed

Yes seemingly DL is not in a hurry having announced a slow and phased project, but suppose it could be related to overall corporate capital spending and desire not to create a $1Bil+ balloon over only a couple years.. Sounds right. Delta is a very fiscally conservative company. Still I think they w...

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Sat Mar 25, 2017 5:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta LAX Terminal Plans Revealed
Replies: 471
Views: 126568

Re: Delta LAX Terminal Plans Revealed

Yes seemingly DL is not in a hurry having announced a slow and phased project, but suppose it could be related to overall corporate capital spending and desire not to create a $1Bil+ balloon over only a couple years.. Sounds right. Delta is a very fiscally conservative company. Still I think they w...

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Sat Mar 25, 2017 5:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta LAX Terminal Plans Revealed
Replies: 471
Views: 126568

Re: Delta LAX Terminal Plans Revealed

Reading documents amazing the Delta T2/3 project runs till 2022. Amazingly slow process to remodel the facilities. I wonder why?? I'm sure it's highly complex to do all the construction and re-modeling while operating both terminals. However seven years is a long time for customers to use a constru...

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Sat Mar 25, 2017 2:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Air Lines at LAX
Replies: 16
Views: 3427

Re: Delta Air Lines at LAX

Where will the Sky Club be in T3?

Will the Delta One private check in area be ready day one?

What has Delta done in T2 and T3 to prepare or will the work begin once they move in?

Seven years of construction and re-modeling while being operational terminals is a lot to put your customers through.

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Sat Mar 25, 2017 1:49 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Spotting at Sfo
Replies: 4
Views: 699

Re: Spotting at Sfo

What's the best time for International arrivals?

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Tue Feb 28, 2017 5:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Korean Air COO: In talks with Delta for JV
Replies: 82
Views: 10356

Re: Korean Air COO: In talks with Delta for JV

Would DL have been better off with JL as a JV partner? Or is KE a better choice?

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Mon Jan 30, 2017 3:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL Domestic Groundstop + Subs
Replies: 108
Views: 15039

Re: DL Domestic Groundstop + Subs

DocLightning wrote:
My friend has been aboard >3h now. Strong work, DL.


This is nuts! No plans exist in ATL to allow passengers to deplane via stairs and enter the terminal? Crazy.

What is the tarmac rule? How much is the fine? Are pax compensated?

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Fri Jan 20, 2017 12:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Worldport Legacy
Replies: 57
Views: 7698

Re: Delta Worldport Legacy

Also, wasn't there art work outside of T3 that Delta was going to use/incorporate somewhere?

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Wed Dec 28, 2016 6:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta LAX Mexico and Central America Routes
Replies: 5
Views: 2049

Delta LAX Mexico and Central America Routes

I was walking through LAX Terminal 5 yesterday around 11:30PM. Flights boarding/soon to board included: Guadalajara, Leon, Liberia, San Salvadore and Guatemala City.

Why do these flights depart so late?

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Wed Dec 14, 2016 4:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FA not seated for landing?
Replies: 61
Views: 9972

Re: FA not seated for landing?

Report him. How many times have you heard, "You're safety is our number one concern" or "Our flight attendants are on board primarily for your safety." Safety IS the flight attendant's job. Not gabbing with passengers to the point the FA is not paying attention to flight status a...

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Mon Dec 12, 2016 9:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Did Any Airline Purchase the A380 and Would Have Been Better Served with the 748?
Replies: 79
Views: 12362

Did Any Airline Purchase the A380 and Would Have Been Better Served with the 748?

As the title asks, did any airline purchase the A380 and would have been better served with the 748?

If so, which airline(s)? Why?

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Tue Nov 29, 2016 6:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: VS launch 3rd daily LAX next May.
Replies: 55
Views: 8676

Re: Re:

I've heard that VS's upper class is big with Hollywood types, so I'm not necessarily surprised, although I kinda wonder why Delta wouldn't want to throw some of their own metal on this... LAX-LHR is packed with Hollywood types but not the kind you think of. Unless you were talking about agents, or ...

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Sat Nov 26, 2016 7:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta A350 Routes
Replies: 111
Views: 35112

Re: Delta A350 Routes

Why is Delta replacing the 77L with the A350 on LAX-SYD? Where will the 77L be re-deployed?

With the elimination of several Asian destinations, e.g., BKK, and delivery of the A350, which Asian destinations will still exist that can't be served from DTW, SEA or LAX?

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Sat Nov 26, 2016 7:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL livery modification coming?
Replies: 131
Views: 37073

Re: DL livery modification coming?

So what was the reasoning behind the change in paint?

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