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by winginit
Mon May 21, 2018 10:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA's position in NYC
Replies: 106
Views: 11856

Re: AA's position in NYC

Most companies have corporate travel contracts that are office specific -- for example, KPMG has separate contracts for its Los Angeles and Irvine office, and I'm aware of a large, middle market consulting firm that has separate contracts for Detroit (DL) and Atlanta (WN). So while I agree it's a s...

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by winginit
Mon May 21, 2018 8:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FA attention question
Replies: 43
Views: 4204

Re: FA attention question

The obsession with cell phones is a plague in the United States. It certainly is not professional. It also should not be allowed by the company is one on company time. You do understand that FAs now rely on mobile devices to essentially carry out many of the fundamental tasks of their job yes? Ever...

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by winginit
Mon May 21, 2018 8:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Big airports without transfer passengers
Replies: 89
Views: 9877

Re: Big airports without transfer passengers

LAX Hardly. Yes LAX is far more OD when compared to flow, but there are massive connecting volumes that come from TPAC points like SYD, AKL, MNL, etc. and go onward throughout North America. LAX is the largest OD airport in North America, but it is very much not 'without' transfer passengers, and i...

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by winginit
Mon May 21, 2018 8:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA's position in NYC
Replies: 106
Views: 11856

Re: AA's position in NYC

Corporate contracts for a large degree revolve around network fit and offering a discount that makes them satisfied at their savings. Not having a big hub in NYC won’t matter that much unless of course it’s a very NYC biased customer. But even still they have enough to make a compelling offering so...

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by winginit
Mon May 21, 2018 7:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA's position in NYC
Replies: 106
Views: 11856

Re: AA's position in NYC

What leads the community to believe that AA is envious of DL's NYC operation? The analyst community estimates DL's NYC profit margin to be in the low single digits -- well below UA & AA, a fact both have touted within the last year or so. DL's LGA operation was largely built with assets US gave...

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by winginit
Thu May 17, 2018 3:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL to add new routes after agreement with ME3
Replies: 185
Views: 21079

Re: DL to add new routes after agreement with ME3

Why is everyone focusing on India, there are other routes which may be announced. I do not see DL returning to India soon, I do see other routes however ATL-DXB. Perhaps JFK/ATL-IST? If a new route is to be announced in the near future "as a result of this agreement", I strongly suspect i...

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by winginit
Thu May 17, 2018 3:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Detroit air service discussion - 2018
Replies: 758
Views: 47503

Re: Detroit air service discussion - 2018

BTW, DL runs about 30% more international connections from GRR over Detroit than it does Atlanta - not that the <20 people a day who fly GRR-LHR will impact that much. There's the stat that I was looking for thank you. Is that MIDT? Not that klm will put any merit or thought into, you know, facts o...

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by winginit
Wed May 16, 2018 11:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Detroit air service discussion - 2018
Replies: 758
Views: 47503

Re: Detroit air service discussion - 2018

So here is my question if DTW-LHR has so many empty seats why are so many GRR passengers routed over ATL when there are plenty of empty seats on the DTW-LHR route. Please reference your data that supports your claim that 'so many GRR passengers' are being routed over ATL. A comparison of those figu...

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by winginit
Mon May 14, 2018 6:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why no ME3 airline serve TLV?
Replies: 71
Views: 11015

Re: Why no ME3 airline serve TLV?

The UAE for instance won't allow you into the country if your passport shows you have been to Israel. That keeps getting repeated on this site, but it is NOT true. I can speak to that personally, as I've been to Israel, and had no trouble whatsoever entering Dubai... ...but if you want an authorita...

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by winginit
Mon May 14, 2018 5:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CAAC rolls out game-changing policies abandoning “One Route One Carrier” restriction in a gradual manner
Replies: 33
Views: 6292

Re: CAAC rolls out game-changing policies abandoning “One Route One Carrier” restriction in a gradual manner

Any thoughts? How would this be received by carriers, esp the Chinese ones? Who would benefit most from the changes as such? I've been under the believe that some China-U.S. routes operated by Chinese carriers only exist due to the various carriers trying to preempt each-other and thus operating th...

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by winginit
Mon May 14, 2018 5:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta A350 New Routes: ATL-NRT, DTW-FRA
Replies: 55
Views: 6818

Re: Delta A350 New Routes: ATL-NRT, DTW-FRA

I’d be shocked if Delta adds another A350-900 TATL flight. The sole A350-900 DTW-AMS exists to achieve better utilisation on the aircraft flying DTW-NRT/PEK, so they don’t have to sit on the ground for 18+ hours. I totally agree the A350 was purchased for long haul to Asia from the eastern part of ...

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by winginit
Mon May 14, 2018 5:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Wow Air to announce flights to Delhi
Replies: 161
Views: 15354

Re: Wow Air to announce flights to Delhi

I haven't claimed Iceland already signed open-skies with India. I said it is a simple request How is your below quote from earlier in the thread not directly implying that the bilateral between India and Iceland had already changed? ... That is not going to happen unless the current bilateral betwe...

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by winginit
Mon May 14, 2018 5:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Wow Air to announce flights to Delhi
Replies: 161
Views: 15354

Re: Wow Air to announce flights to Delhi

Hmmm, I'm not entirely sure that checks the box you might want to read that again. It says they 'will' enter into an Open Sky agreement and that Unlimited flights 'will' be allowed. It doesn't say it's in place, which jives with my second posted article from July 2017 which says it won't be until 2...

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by winginit
Mon May 14, 2018 5:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Wow Air to announce flights to Delhi
Replies: 161
Views: 15354

Re: Wow Air to announce flights to Delhi

Sure there has always been plenty of over priced one stop links between DTW and India and that monopoly is about to be broken. I'd be curious to your definition of 'monopoly', because your statement that there have been 'plenty of over priced one stop links' and yet that the 'monopoly is about to b...

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by winginit
Fri May 11, 2018 8:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Wow Air to announce flights to Delhi
Replies: 161
Views: 15354

Re: Wow Air to announce flights to Delhi

Source? That's admittedly not a bilateral I follow but I was unaware of that change. Page 14 Section 9b http://www.civilaviation.gov.in/sites/default/files/Final_NCAP_2016_15-06-2016-1.pdf Hmmm, I'm not entirely sure that checks the box you might want to read that again. It says they 'will' enter i...

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by winginit
Fri May 11, 2018 8:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Wow Air to announce flights to Delhi
Replies: 161
Views: 15354

Re: Wow Air to announce flights to Delhi

... That is not going to happen unless the current bilateral between India and Iceland is changed. It only allows for Icelandic carriers to fly 7 flights to one airport in India and 7 flights to another. I don't see any reason why India would want to change this. That is history, it already changed...

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by winginit
Fri May 11, 2018 7:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Wow Air to announce flights to Delhi
Replies: 161
Views: 15354

Re: Wow Air to announce flights to Delhi

Sure. That's called supply and demand. I have no issues with Wow starting service. More is better. But it's not this glaring hole in service that it is being portrayed to be.if it was that bad, someone would have entered a long time ago. This is a natural evolution of service. And a good one for co...

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by winginit
Fri May 11, 2018 7:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Wow Air to announce flights to Delhi
Replies: 161
Views: 15354

Re: Wow Air to announce flights to Delhi

Sure there has always been plenty of over priced one stop links between DTW and India and that monopoly is about to be broken. I'd be curious to your definition of 'monopoly', because your statement that there have been 'plenty of over priced one stop links' and yet that the 'monopoly is about to b...

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by winginit
Fri May 11, 2018 4:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spirit Airlines Announcement?
Replies: 149
Views: 15636

Re: Spirit Airlines Announcement?

Fex180 wrote:
They're charging $6.50 an hour.


Where are you seeing $6.50 per hour? Every link I've seen shows that they said the 'average' cost would be $6.50 'per flight'. Washington Post example here

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by winginit
Fri May 11, 2018 4:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA gate agent asks nursing mom "How many boobs do you have"
Replies: 73
Views: 9106

Re: AA gate agent asks nursing mom "How many boobs do you have"

Relevant to this discussion is the fact that airlines are becoming impressively responsive to customer service issues via twitter . Anecdotally I've heard that they're generous with compensation miles via that medium as well. But of course it doesn't matter because airlines are evil, don't care at ...

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by winginit
Thu May 10, 2018 9:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA gate agent asks nursing mom "How many boobs do you have"
Replies: 73
Views: 9106

Re: AA gate agent asks nursing mom "How many boobs do you have"

I assume if he talks about red tape he means red tape. The first line of defence for an airline is just not to answer your e-mail. The second line is to answer you very late, or not to "find " your case and so on. I took once over a year to resolve a claim with TAP. BA is very good in not...

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by winginit
Thu May 10, 2018 8:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA gate agent asks nursing mom "How many boobs do you have"
Replies: 73
Views: 9106

Re: AA gate agent asks nursing mom "How many boobs do you have"

Or perhaps the bar has been set so low that anything short of a full-on beat down would be considered a "pleasant experience"? Lies, damn lies, and statistics... Perhaps - do feel free to provide evidence that's contrary to the Airline Customer Satisfaction Survey's claim. Additionally, w...

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by winginit
Thu May 10, 2018 6:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA gate agent asks nursing mom "How many boobs do you have"
Replies: 73
Views: 9106

Re: AA gate agent asks nursing mom "How many boobs do you have"

I think on both sides of the line people are feed up with how they are treated a toxic environment that has been created by this profits over people mentality that some many have come to embrace customers and employee's alike and this is what happens when emotions boil over whether your frustrated ...

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by winginit
Thu May 10, 2018 6:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA gate agent asks nursing mom "How many boobs do you have"
Replies: 73
Views: 9106

Re: AA gate agent asks nursing mom "How many boobs do you have"

Why do so many people cry so quickly? Should an airline’s employees ever berate customers to the point of tears? Ever? I think on both sides of the line people are feed up with how they are treated a toxic environment that has been created by this profits over people mentality that some many have c...

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by winginit
Thu May 10, 2018 1:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Detroit air service discussion - 2018
Replies: 758
Views: 47503

Re: Detroit air service discussion - 2018

Delta is no better or no worse that AA or UA as far as operational reliability. We continue to await your data or link that supports this claim. Per forum rules , e. Factual Statements vs. Opinion 1. When stating facts, statistics or newsworthy bulletins, please be sure to include an HTML link or r...

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by winginit
Thu May 10, 2018 12:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Detroit air service discussion - 2018
Replies: 758
Views: 47503

Re: Detroit air service discussion - 2018

Delta is no better or no worse that AA or UA as far as operational reliability. As is becoming a concerning reoccurring theme, you are factually incorrect. Please provide data to back your claim, and if you don't have that data (and I suspect you don't), please mark your claim as speculative or, be...

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by winginit
Wed May 09, 2018 10:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Detroit air service discussion - 2018
Replies: 758
Views: 47503

Re: Detroit air service discussion - 2018

Delta is no better or no worse that AA or UA as far as operational reliability. As is becoming a concerning reoccurring theme, you are factually incorrect. Please provide data to back your claim, and if you don't have that data (and I suspect you don't), please mark your claim as speculative or, be...

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by winginit
Wed May 09, 2018 9:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Detroit air service discussion - 2018
Replies: 758
Views: 47503

Re: Detroit air service discussion - 2018

Let me tell you this if I can save $50 each way on a round trip even though I'm a Delta FF and carry the free baggage credit card I'm not flying Delta. You may think that way, but that makes it very much apparent that you're not one of the road warrior corporate travelers who aren't paying for thei...

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by winginit
Wed May 09, 2018 8:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Detroit air service discussion - 2018
Replies: 758
Views: 47503

Re: Detroit air service discussion - 2018

Let me tell you this if I can save $50 each way on a round trip even though I'm a Delta FF and carry the free baggage credit card I'm not flying Delta. You may think that way, but that makes it very much apparent that you're not one of the road warrior corporate travelers who aren't paying for thei...

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by winginit
Wed May 09, 2018 7:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Detroit air service discussion - 2018
Replies: 758
Views: 47503

Re: Detroit air service discussion - 2018

Yes but if customers change their travel habits they can force Delta's hand. If you can't get a connection through Detroit you should chose ORD and not fly endless miles out of your way to connect in Atlanta just because Delta wants you too. Right but there's this thing called loyalty... which is v...

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by winginit
Tue May 08, 2018 4:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Detroit air service discussion - 2018
Replies: 758
Views: 47503

Re: Detroit air service discussion - 2018

Detroit is the only major market in the USA that is seeing little to no growth while the economy is growing by leaps and bounds in Southeastern Michigan. Define that please with supporting facts and a time period or, once again, identify your claim as speculative. Additionally, please define whethe...

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by winginit
Tue May 08, 2018 12:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Detroit air service discussion - 2018
Replies: 758
Views: 47503

Re: Detroit air service discussion - 2018

It would take more money to tear the airport down and clean up the land it's siting on than to just make the needed updates and market it to prospective customers. I'll ask again - how do you know that? You've made that claim as if it's a fact, so you must have information to back that statement. T...

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by winginit
Mon May 07, 2018 7:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Detroit air service discussion - 2018
Replies: 758
Views: 47503

Re: Detroit air service discussion - 2018

I will continue to post about things that I KNOW are viable but aren't happening for some reason. And how is it that you KNOW these things are viable? With the mountains of aviation data that you have at your fingertips? That's a serious question - how is it that you know better than the minds of t...

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by winginit
Mon May 07, 2018 5:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Detroit air service discussion - 2018
Replies: 758
Views: 47503

Re: Detroit air service discussion - 2018

I will continue to post about things that I KNOW are viable but aren't happening for some reason. And how is it that you KNOW these things are viable? With the mountains of aviation data that you have at your fingertips? That's a serious question - how is it that you know better than the minds of t...

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by winginit
Fri May 04, 2018 8:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Detroit air service discussion - 2018
Replies: 758
Views: 47503

Re: Detroit air service discussion - 2018

Would you like me to post the new Spirit timetable every time it comes out so you can see that the departures are at the same level rather than showing any growth. Departures have been from 25 to 30 daily for well over a year now Real growth would be going from 20 to 40 in the span of a year. Where...

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by winginit
Fri May 04, 2018 4:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Japan Airlines To Miami By Next Year?
Replies: 51
Views: 5206

Re: Japan Airlines To Miami By Next Year?

The concept that Miami is the gateway to Latin America is not much an argument for a Far East carrier. The major cities of Latin America can be reached 1-stop today via a host of means - be it via other North American cities, or the other way around via the Middle East for example. Ultimately any F...

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by winginit
Fri May 04, 2018 4:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Detroit air service discussion - 2018
Replies: 758
Views: 47503

Re: Detroit air service discussion - 2018

Delta is not expanding in Detroit and Spirit just moves capacity from one market to another not really add many extra seats out of Detroit. Please provide a source or data for that claim. To be fair, Spirit does have a tendency to do this a lot. Not just at DTW, though. They've added and reduced LA...

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by winginit
Fri May 04, 2018 4:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Detroit air service discussion - 2018
Replies: 758
Views: 47503

Re: Detroit air service discussion - 2018

Capacity doesn't matter passengers and aircraft movements are the rule of thumb in this business. What on god's green earth are you talking about? I sure hope you don't work in this business, because PROFIT is the singular rule of thumb in this business and all businesses. In the case of commercial...

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by winginit
Fri May 04, 2018 1:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Detroit air service discussion - 2018
Replies: 758
Views: 47503

Re: Detroit air service discussion - 2018

Just look at the Delta passengers carried through Detroit from 2016 to 2017 and you will see that Delta is shrinking the market. A nonsensical statement. So even if they're growing capacity, if Delta is carrying less passengers they're 'shrinking' in the market? Wrong. And for the record, since it'...

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by winginit
Fri May 04, 2018 12:25 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump to create department of Religion
Replies: 167
Views: 4430

Re: Trump to create department of Religion

Surely this would be challenged and struck down immediately on account of the First Amendment being a thing... Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people...

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by winginit
Fri May 04, 2018 12:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Detroit air service discussion - 2018
Replies: 758
Views: 47503

Re: Detroit air service discussion - 2018

Delta is not expanding in Detroit and Spirit just moves capacity from one market to another not really add many extra seats out of Detroit. Please provide a source or data for that claim. At the end of summer we will review passenger numbers and that will be your data. .... so you made a claim base...

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by winginit
Thu May 03, 2018 10:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Detroit air service discussion - 2018
Replies: 758
Views: 47503

Re: Detroit air service discussion - 2018

klm617 wrote:
Delta is not expanding in Detroit and Spirit just moves capacity from one market to another not really add many extra seats out of Detroit.


Please provide a source or data for that claim.

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by winginit
Thu Apr 26, 2018 5:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Contractor to Delta Literally Ties Woman With MS To Seat
Replies: 90
Views: 9064

Re: Major Airline (Delta) Literally Ties Woman With MS To Seat

Aren't the wheel chair handlers usually a third party company that handles all airlines' wheel chair passengers? I'm pretty sure they are not employees of Delta Air Lines? My first thought as well. Even if this was the work of say G2 or AirServe or another contractor UA has taught us a la Dr. Dao t...

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by winginit
Wed Apr 25, 2018 5:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Contractor to Delta Literally Ties Woman With MS To Seat
Replies: 90
Views: 9064

Re: Major Airline (Delta) Literally Ties Woman With MS To Seat

Just goes to show that nobody cares anymore. I'm sure you'd agree, especially given the nightmare of a year that your preferred carrier endured in 2017, that across essentially all major carriers for every one of these incidents you have hundreds that are handled with professionalism and in some ca...

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by winginit
Wed Apr 25, 2018 5:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Contractor to Delta Literally Ties Woman With MS To Seat
Replies: 90
Views: 9064

Re: Major Airline (Delta) Literally Ties Woman With MS To Seat

Just goes to show that nobody cares anymore. I'm sure you'd agree, especially given the nightmare of a year that your preferred carrier endured in 2017, that across essentially all major carriers for every one of these incidents you have hundreds that are handled with professionalism and in some ca...

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by winginit
Wed Apr 25, 2018 4:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Contractor to Delta Literally Ties Woman With MS To Seat
Replies: 90
Views: 9064

Re: Major Airline (Delta) Literally Ties Woman With MS To Seat

Aren't the wheel chair handlers usually a third party company that handles all airlines' wheel chair passengers? I'm pretty sure they are not employees of Delta Air Lines? My first thought as well. Even if this was the work of say G2 or AirServe or another contractor UA has taught us a la Dr. Dao t...

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by winginit
Tue Apr 24, 2018 11:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US Spring Holiday Passenger Leaders: LAX, JFK, ORD
Replies: 7
Views: 883

Re: US Spring Holiday Passenger Leaders: LAX, JFK, ORD

Since ATL's volume is mostly connections-driven (and predominantly domestic connections too) the numbers for ATL would naturally tend to be lower than high O&D airports such as LAX... WOW on the 3rd reply someone had to come to the aid of their beloved Atlanta when it was omitted. It is what it...

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by winginit
Mon Apr 23, 2018 11:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Detroit air service discussion - 2018
Replies: 758
Views: 47503

Re: Detroit air service discussion - 2018

1.1% is nothing What it is, you'll find, is an increase in seats , which is very much a contrast when compared to your previous statement. Let's recap that statement of yours shall we? Don't get confused it's not an increase in seats Please provide the data that supports your claim that it is not i...

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by winginit
Mon Apr 23, 2018 8:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Network Thread 2018
Replies: 207
Views: 21981

Re: American Airlines Network Thread 2018

Thanks, then I'll just say that the QF/AA joint venture supposedly has a condition that AA metal will operate to three cities in the South Pacific. Two are already served SYD and AKL, while the third, either BNE or MEL, will see AA service with the U.S. approval of their joint venture. I kind of th...

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by winginit
Mon Apr 23, 2018 8:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Detroit air service discussion - 2018
Replies: 758
Views: 47503

Re: Detroit air service discussion - 2018

DTW growth and on DL, isn't that positive? Indeed. Don't get confused it's not an increase in seats just different equipment those seats are coming from some where and I'd guess that that somewhere is frequency reduction. We still don't have a domestic wife body when every other hub has them. Wrong...

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