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by alfa164
Fri Jan 19, 2018 1:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Uniforms for AS
Replies: 27
Views: 3570

Re: New Uniforms for AS

Looks like a great improvement, although deployment is not expected until late 2019. I always thought the current business-professional theme was uninspiring. http://komonews.com/news/local/alaska-airliners-unveils-new-uniforms-from-seattle-fashion-designer-luly-yang And a flashback of previous AS ...

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by alfa164
Wed Jan 17, 2018 1:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Comac, UAC to develop CR929 300-seat widebody aircraft
Replies: 421
Views: 33007

Re: Chinese and Russian Widebody Project takes shape

I think that is an oversimplified way of putting it. Airline purchases have been and will always be a factor in the massive & complex geo-political landscape. Massive trade surplus is just one factor. It remains to be seen --> 1) How geo-politics play out between the major powers & economie...

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by alfa164
Tue Jan 16, 2018 2:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AN-12B just landed in DTW
Replies: 17
Views: 2306

Re: AN-12B just landed in DTW

repost

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by alfa164
Tue Jan 16, 2018 2:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AN-12B just landed in DTW
Replies: 17
Views: 2306

Re: AN-12B just landed in DTW

No he/she is not serious just jumping on the opportunity here to seem cool and hit DTW. Lame buddy Lol... Oh boy... Someone didn't get the joke. Contrary, I actually love my hometown airport and was poking fun at those people who constantly make DTW lovers look bad by continually insisting the airp...

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by alfa164
Mon Jan 15, 2018 12:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Florida Couple try stowing cat in checked luggage
Replies: 33
Views: 4681

Re: Florida Couple try stowing cat in checked luggage

BREECH wrote:
qf789 wrote:
A Florida couple have been caught trying to pack their pet cat in their checked luggage

Their children must've had an interesting flying experience growing up.


They are both 21 years old, and travelling alone; they probably don't have children.

And, hopefully, never will... ;)

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by alfa164
Sun Jan 14, 2018 5:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 1/14/2018: DL Adds SEA-IAD/IND/MCI, Expands in BOS; AA Reduces STT/SXM
Replies: 80
Views: 11418

Re: OAG Changes 1/14/2018: DL Adds SEA-IAD/IND/MCI, Expands in BOS; AA Reduces STT/SXM

Good morning enilria - thanks for the post! Another round of BOS adds DL BOS-BNA JUN 1.8>3 JUL 1.6>3 AUG 1.8>3 SEP 1.3>3 *DL BOS-CHS JUL 0.1>1.0 AUG 0.1>1.0 SEP 0.0>1.0 DL BOS-JAX JUN 1.0>1.8 JUL 1.0>1.8 AUG 1.0>2 SEP 1.0>1.7 DL BOS-MCI JUN 0.9>1.7 JUL 0.8>1.7 AUG 0.9>1.9 SEP 0.7>1.6 DL BOS-PIT JUN...

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by alfa164
Sun Jan 14, 2018 5:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta adds SEA-IAD
Replies: 47
Views: 7148

Re: Delta adds SEA-IAD

Delta’s SEA adds have not been just about the transpacific connections for a while now..some of them work with transpac and some of them don’t. It is all about both O&D and the general connectivity of the hub, both domestic and international. For example the IAD-SEA flight is another option fro...

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by alfa164
Wed Jan 10, 2018 10:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Airlines seeking to expand dominance at Dallas Love Field
Replies: 155
Views: 21487

Re: Southwest Airlines seeking to expand dominance at Dallas Love Field

A monopoly is a monopoly. I am very suprised that the US government allows it at DAL. They have prevented monopolies at many other airports for years. You are aware the initial WA was created by the Federal Government and all subsequent version have to be approved by the Federal Government? If I re...

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by alfa164
Mon Jan 08, 2018 7:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus offers China Industrial Partnership for A380 Programme
Replies: 123
Views: 16883

Re: Airbus offers China Industrial Partnership for A380 Programme

Heck, they could not make it work flying between Guangzhou and Hong Kong Sorry for nitpicking, Guangzhou and Hong Kong are very close to each other. I cannot imagine they ever considered to fly this route. Nobody flies between Guangzhou and Hong Kong anyway. It's 2 hrs by train and maybe a little b...

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by alfa164
Mon Jan 08, 2018 7:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska "Beyond" problems, Seattle Times finally catches on
Replies: 125
Views: 20195

Re: Alaska "Beyond" problems, Seattle Times finally catches on

Actually, the in-depth research done on both brands during the "Which brand are we going to keep?" phase showed that the VX brand scored less favorably in many of the key consumer metrics than the AS brand did. It's not 1995 anymore, and the "Virgin" brand doesn't carry anywhere...

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by alfa164
Mon Jan 08, 2018 1:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska "Beyond" problems, Seattle Times finally catches on
Replies: 125
Views: 20195

Re: Alaska "Beyond" problems, Seattle Times finally catches on

What is distressing to me is the venom people in the US have for journalists today. As if journalists don't operate with a professional code of practice, or as f there wasn't always a politics behind the scene in *every* business. Fragrantly dismissive of a serious profession -- and an attitude tha...

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by alfa164
Sun Jan 07, 2018 9:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JFK Terminal 4 Water Line break
Replies: 13
Views: 3727

Re: JFK Terminal 4 Water Line break

Isn't that the "great new" terminal that justified tearing down the iconic Terminal 3 "saucer"? ;)

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by alfa164
Sun Jan 07, 2018 8:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hawaiian to announce HNL-LGB service on Monday January 8 2018.
Replies: 95
Views: 13580

Re: Hawaiian to announce HNL-LGB service on Monday January 8 2018.

fastmover wrote:
Expect more changes at LGB from B6
From what I understand they will be changing things around there.


Is this from the Monty Python Department of Redundancy Department? ;)

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by alfa164
Sun Jan 07, 2018 4:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta at SEA, BOS, and RDU
Replies: 159
Views: 12685

Re: Delta at SEA, BOS, and RDU

As said, at this point, the only plausible BOS-Asia nonstop I can see for Delta is BOS-ICN, but I think that is better served - for a host of operational and financial reasons - by Korean (through the JV) than Delta itself. We'll see. I cannot disagree, but I wonder - since it is a JV - what advant...

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by alfa164
Sun Jan 07, 2018 1:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS using non-branded OO CRJ2s
Replies: 31
Views: 5278

Re: AS using non-branded OO CRJ2s

People again looking for any excuse to claim AS is going down the tubes... I am not sure how a discussion of OO flying non-branded planes for AS is an "excuse to claim AS is going down the tubes". It may be, however, a basis for discussing whether or not Horizon is "going down the tu...

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by alfa164
Thu Jan 04, 2018 8:35 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trumps Nuclear Button Bigger Than Kim Jong Un's
Replies: 55
Views: 1688

Re: Trumps Nuclear Button Bigger Than Kim Jong Un's

It is a strange world: if we compare the North Korean leader and the US leader, the former is the rational one. Are you for real or what? The North Korean leader is completely insane. If you even look the wrong way at him they'll haul you off in front of the firing squad, to be shot with anti-aircr...

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by alfa164
Thu Jan 04, 2018 8:30 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: American Airlines to award all Mainline Employees and Wholly - Owned Regional Employees $1,000 in first quarter
Replies: 50
Views: 5507

Re: American Airlines to award all Mainline Employees and Wholly - Owned Regional Employees $1,000 in first quarter

Didn't Bush II give people money "for nothing" and it added to the deficit? Isn't this the same thing? Not to be a Debbie Downer but I gotta ask. Yep. And Reagan boasted big tax cuts early in his presidency - and had to back up and raise them substantially later, with budget deficits goin...

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by alfa164
Thu Jan 04, 2018 8:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines starts repainting Airbus fleet
Replies: 198
Views: 39629

Re: Alaska Airlines starts repainting Airbus fleet

JBoy wrote:
What he public thinks makes no difference.


That is the attitude that gets airlines - and any other business - in trouble.

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by alfa164
Mon Jan 01, 2018 2:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WoW Appears off to a good start from DTW
Replies: 40
Views: 5879

Re: WoW Appears off to a good start from DTW

The original poster knows his/her stuff hence starting a thread about it. He has done his research and has been in the business 22 years give him/her some respect and credit. The OP stated that he was 22yo not being in the business for 22 years! Original poster here, and I said 22 YEARS in the Indu...

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by alfa164
Sat Dec 16, 2017 8:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska cuts ties with AF-KLM
Replies: 54
Views: 12139

Re: Alaska cuts ties with AF-KLM

They are, and remain those, in almost exactly that order (DL is #2 now, just ahead of UA), and this is by overall market share at LAX. UA was #1 for so long, I am struck how they have fallen from that perch. Though they state will rise again at LAX. DL and UA routinely trade places for #2 overall, ...

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by alfa164
Fri Dec 15, 2017 2:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska cuts ties with AF-KLM
Replies: 54
Views: 12139

Re: Alaska cuts ties with AF-KLM

But perhaps AS will be making some possible strongholds with some Star Alliance carriers in the future. Not likely unless AS decides to scale down the legacy VX operation at SFO. United won't want to invite a SFO competitor in. Sorry not going to happen. Aa has severely cut off parternship with as ...

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by alfa164
Fri Dec 15, 2017 2:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska cuts ties with AF-KLM
Replies: 54
Views: 12139

Re: Alaska cuts ties with AF-KLM

I wouldn't consider AS's movement to be a "big change"; it is a niche carrier with little impact on the airline world as a whole. Now if CX does actually move to Star... that would be a big change... A combined fleet of 301 aircraft and 40,000,000 flown last year makes AS a little more th...

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by alfa164
Thu Dec 14, 2017 8:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska cuts ties with AF-KLM
Replies: 54
Views: 12139

Re: Alaska cuts ties with AF-KLM

It's interesting to see the movement in the industry right now with code shares, alliances and joint ventures. Big changes in the works globally. I wouldn't consider AS's movement to be a "big change"; it is a niche carrier with little impact on the airline world as a whole. Now if CX doe...

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by alfa164
Sun Dec 10, 2017 5:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hundreds of ATL Cancellations- Winter Weather
Replies: 78
Views: 12163

Re: Hundreds of ATL Cancellations- Winter Weather

Three days after the weather is gone and it's still not over -- an amazingly bad recovery. Delta's mainline only cancellations -- 801 on Friday, 322 on Saturday, and already 10 so far on Sunday. In other news I believe "the streak" is now at 58 days? Sort of like AS's response to the Hori...

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by alfa164
Sun Dec 10, 2017 3:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pilots stop 222 asylum seekers being deported from Germany.
Replies: 66
Views: 16427

Re: Pilots stop 222 asylum seekers being deported from Germany.

On what grounds can you establish that lawful deportation orders be disobeyed? Are you a judge or trained immigration lawyer? Or just whistlin Dixie? GF Hermann Goring: "I was just following orders!" Joachim von Ribbentrop: "I was just following orders!" Wilhelm Frick: "I w...

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by alfa164
Sun Dec 10, 2017 4:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why Doesn't Alaska Fly to Montrose/Telluride (MTJ)
Replies: 12
Views: 2038

Re: Why Doesn't Alaska Fly to Montrose/Telluride (MTJ)

I think the skiers and snowboarders around here are more localized...typically traveling to regional ski resorts. Three of the ski resorts are within an hour or two from Seattle. Also, we have ski resorts closer than Colorado...like Whistler, Mt. Bachelor, Bozeman, Boise, Sun Valley and even Salt L...

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by alfa164
Mon Dec 04, 2017 9:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta to issue RFP for up to 150 Narrowbodies
Replies: 399
Views: 88894

Re: Delta to issue RFP for up to 150 Narrowbodies

tphuang wrote:
Interesting suggestion from that article. Boeing dropping c series complaint as part of getting this order.


But Boeing dropping the complaint doesn't necessarily mean the U.S. government would drop its investigation - especially with the unpredictable administration in charge now.

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by alfa164
Fri Dec 01, 2017 1:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Detroit Air Service Discussion 2017
Replies: 1784
Views: 131631

Re: Detroit Air Service Discussion 2017

[Anyhow, DL's strategy with DTW/MSP has always confused me. For instance, PDX-MSP has up to 4x-5x daily and PDX-DTW only has 1x-2x daily. Seems a bit odd. There's a lot more examples where MSP has more routes than DTW and vice versa... It has always appeared to me (as an admitted "outsider&quo...

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by alfa164
Thu Nov 30, 2017 11:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL Future Expansion
Replies: 516
Views: 56981

Re: DL Future Expansion

Disagree. I think Ed has made it clear in townhalls and the like that the Korean JV and associated connections over ICN will be the offset to the NRT pull-down as opposed to any new flying from DTW to destinations traditionally served over NRT. With respect, I suggest my information comes from non-...

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by alfa164
Wed Nov 22, 2017 11:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Naming Specific Routes
Replies: 75
Views: 8715

Re: Naming Specific Routes

In the 1970s, the original Frontier operated flights Dallas - Denver - Casper - Billings - Great Falls and they were called Petroleum Club flights. The Dallas - Denver section served Steak and Lobster on the hour and forty minute all coach 737-200 flight. That jogs memories of United's "Chicag...

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by alfa164
Wed Nov 22, 2017 10:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Detroit Air Service Discussion 2017
Replies: 1784
Views: 131631

Re: Detroit Air Service Discussion 2017

I would have to think the decision to move more internationally equipped 752s to the Delta One Domestic Operations would be a blow for seeing DTW-MAN/DUB/DUS, etc any time soon. I agree that's why it is imperative that the airport beat a path to EI headquarters as EI has stated they are interested ...

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by alfa164
Wed Nov 22, 2017 10:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Naming Specific Routes
Replies: 75
Views: 8715

Re: Naming Specific Routes

During construction of the Alaska Pipeline, Braniff and Alaska flew an interchange route from Texas (Dallas and Houston) via Seattle to Anchorage (I think it terminated in Anchorage), calling it the "Pipeline Express". Continental and Western did something similar, with the less-catchy nam...

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by alfa164
Fri Nov 17, 2017 11:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS starting SEA-PIT
Replies: 60
Views: 7684

Re: AS starting SEA-PIT

AaronPGH wrote:
I believe that there are subsidies on the table at PIT for any new unserved markets, although they scale based on the desire for each.

Do you know how much was offered for this route? I would think it would be a matter of public record, at some point.

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by alfa164
Fri Sep 08, 2017 10:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EK to study all-economy A380 to combat low cost carriers
Replies: 101
Views: 19992

Re: EK to study all-economy A380 to combat low cost carriers

mrbonfire wrote:
[threeid][/threeid]
kurtverbose wrote:
They should call the lowest class 'Scum class' to encourage people to upgrade.

Lol. Scumbag class has a nice ring ring to it.

...and I think Tim Clark could relate to that, too... ;)

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by alfa164
Fri Sep 08, 2017 10:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EK to study all-economy A380 to combat low cost carriers
Replies: 101
Views: 19992

Re: EK to study all-economy A380 to combat low cost carriers

Also, the issue with an all economy A380 is the amount and wight of bags for the 700+ passengers. I'm sure there is going to be an EXTREME weight restrictions on the passengers and bags. That... and the issue of evacuation. Would a 380, as currently configured (i.e., exit-wise) provide for the evac...

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by alfa164
Fri Sep 08, 2017 10:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta 431 at SJU (9/6)
Replies: 151
Views: 19896

Re: Delta 431 at SJU (9/6)

I am not claiming it... Whatever terminological inexactitude you say. Somebody has to have the "best basketball team"...if it isn't the Golden State Warriors, can you tell us WHO does? I am claiming that the GSW are the best basketball team. Just as you made the claim that Delta has the &...

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by alfa164
Fri Sep 08, 2017 10:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Airlines seeking to expand dominance at Dallas Love Field
Replies: 155
Views: 21487

Re: Southwest Airlines seeking to expand dominance at Dallas Love Field

If other airlines want to come in..let them build more gates. Or let the city just build more gates. Yeah, I know, WA2. Agreed 100%. The cap on gates at DAL should never have been put in place. The gate limit was insisted upon by the City of Dallas. The area around the airport cannot support the ad...

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by alfa164
Fri Sep 08, 2017 5:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta 431 at SJU (9/6)
Replies: 151
Views: 19896

Re: Delta 431 at SJU (9/6)

But somebody has to have the "best meteorological team"...if it isn't Delta, can you tell us who does? Who will be the final arbiter in proclaiming what is at best a subjective choice and at worse an arrogant one? Are there any other BESTS that you wish to claim for your airline? Beware t...

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by alfa164
Fri Sep 08, 2017 3:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates may fully restore capacity on flights to the U.S. as demand recovers
Replies: 24
Views: 5602

Re: Emirates may fully restore capacity on flights to the U.S. as demand recovers

Or the the other consistent why doesn't Airline Z fly from City X to City Y, 757max threads etc etc. ... and the it-is-a-conspiracy-if-every-flight-from-every-airline-doesn't-originate-in-or-connect-through-DTW troll... :roll: People bring it up way more in jest than that poster does. Beating a dea...

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by alfa164
Fri Sep 08, 2017 6:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA announces IAH-SYD, starting Jan 18, 2018
Replies: 155
Views: 25751

Re: UA announces IAH-SYD, starting Jan 18, 2018

Oh yes although many people complained about SYD's transfer experience, I found them relatively easy since I've been through this process a couple times during the past few years. It's just the Immigration line that may hurt. Michael That... and the 30-minute-or-so trek from the International to th...

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by alfa164
Fri Sep 08, 2017 5:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta 431 at SJU (9/6)
Replies: 151
Views: 19896

Re: Delta 431 at SJU (9/6)

..I am not an expert in weather and airline operations , just sharing my opinion.....no need to be defensive about it. Not being defensive; just reminding you that people who are experts in weather and airline operations made the decision that everything would be fine... and it was. The role of a.n...

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by alfa164
Fri Sep 08, 2017 4:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates may fully restore capacity on flights to the U.S. as demand recovers
Replies: 24
Views: 5602

Re: Emirates may fully restore capacity on flights to the U.S. as demand recovers

Get ready for the number-of-grounded-A380's posts in . . . 5 . . . 4 . . . 3 . . . 2 . . . 1 . . . :bomb: I thought those were being replaced by 777X is doomed posts. :) Or the the other consistent why doesn't Airline Z fly from City X to City Y, 757max threads etc etc. ... and the it-is-a-conspira...

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by alfa164
Fri Sep 08, 2017 4:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta 431 at SJU (9/6)
Replies: 151
Views: 19896

Re: Delta 431 at SJU (9/6)

coairman wrote:
All I am saying is safety, is always number one no matter what, and taking unnecessary risks is not a good choice...

Then no one should ever fly. And never drive a car... never... :roll:

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by alfa164
Fri Sep 08, 2017 4:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta 431 at SJU (9/6)
Replies: 151
Views: 19896

Re: Delta 431 at SJU (9/6)

In my opinion it was a risky move that paid off......but the risk was high and appeared somewhat reckless and shows how arrogant DL can be at times as a company. A corporate culture of arrogance is not very admirable. DL is great at positive marketing and PR, but this flight was an example of arrog...

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by alfa164
Fri Sep 08, 2017 4:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta 431 at SJU (9/6)
Replies: 151
Views: 19896

Re: Delta 431 at SJU (9/6)

In my opinion it was a risky move that paid off......but the risk was high and appeared somewhat reckless and shows how arrogant DL can be at times as a company. A corporate culture of arrogance is not very admirable. DL is great at positive marketing and PR, but this flight was an example of arrog...

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by alfa164
Fri Sep 08, 2017 3:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta 431 at SJU (9/6)
Replies: 151
Views: 19896

Re: Delta 431 at SJU (9/6)

It was very, very risky, especially if it took an unexpected turn to the south. Can you please explain how an "unexpected turn" would go unnoticed? I guess maybe if all the weather satellites died, the land based radars died, ships radars nearby died, and all communication in the caribbea...

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by alfa164
Fri Sep 08, 2017 3:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta 431 at SJU (9/6)
Replies: 151
Views: 19896

Re: Delta 431 at SJU (9/6)

dupe... sorry

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by alfa164
Fri Sep 08, 2017 3:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta 431 at SJU (9/6)
Replies: 151
Views: 19896

Re: Delta 431 at SJU (9/6)

In my opinion it was a risky move that paid off......but the risk was high and appeared somewhat reckless and shows how arrogant DL can be at times as a company. A corporate culture of arrogance is not very admirable. DL is great at positive marketing and PR, but this flight was an example of arrog...

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by alfa164
Fri Sep 08, 2017 3:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta 431 at SJU (9/6)
Replies: 151
Views: 19896

Re: Delta 431 at SJU (9/6)

DL 's hubris never fails to reach new heights. Now they have the "best meteorological team"? Maybe... maybe not. But somebody has to have the "best meteorological team"...if it isn't Delta, can you tell us who does? We can wait... A disturbing level of pride permeates that airli...

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by alfa164
Thu Sep 07, 2017 8:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta 431 at SJU (9/6)
Replies: 151
Views: 19896

Re: Delta 431 approaching SJU right now

Apparently Delta was able to get all of the non revs out on this flight which was over 100 people. And you can bet that those non-revs were mostly employees and their families based at SJU, not some last-minute sun worshipers who hadn't heard about the impending hurricane. Whenever a severe weather...

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