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by tlecam
Fri May 19, 2017 5:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta to issue RFP for up to 150 Narrowbodies?
Replies: 114
Views: 17844

Re: Delta to issue RFP for up to 150 Narrowbodies?

I wonder which existing fleet replacements they're going after? They have 321 and 739's on order, along with the CS100. This seems to be targeting the 150-160 seat gauge?

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by tlecam
Thu May 18, 2017 2:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL CRJ's this summer...
Replies: 55
Views: 7670

Re: DL CRJ's this summer...

As a customer, I've noticed the reduction of ERJ and CR200 flying in that I'm rarely on one now, on the same routes where they were a regular occurence previously. Specifically flights to smaller mid-west cities like CMH and DSM.

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by tlecam
Mon May 15, 2017 9:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation - Part 13
Replies: 519
Views: 45916

Re: Boston Aviation - Part 13

If Alitalia finally bites the dust, I suspect DL would run something seasonally on BOS-FCO. Not sure about MXP. I think we talked about the BOS-MXP PDEW awhile back, but I can't recall. DL has a bunch of 339 coming - they could either use one of those, or replace a 763 on an existing route with a 33...

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by tlecam
Mon May 15, 2017 9:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MSP - Role In DL Network and Expansion Potential
Replies: 262
Views: 18939

Re: MSP - Role In DL Network and Expansion Potential

ILUVDC10S wrote:
Oh and food for thought is DL is actually owned by Warren Buffet Berkshire Hathaway Company holdings dug a bit into DL Ownership .


?? I'm not sure that I follow you? BH owns about 8% of the DL stock.

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by tlecam
Mon May 15, 2017 1:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why is United being indecisive with fleet plans?
Replies: 45
Views: 8458

Re: Why is United being indecisive with fleet plans?

My take: I think that we will see fewer large scale purchases and more smaller deals. A couple of other factors - prospectives for international and domestic growth have changed, causing them to revisit fleet decisions. Also, lots of new C-suite executives coming in, who are doing their own assessme...

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by tlecam
Fri May 12, 2017 5:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta and Korean sign JVA
Replies: 204
Views: 20396

Re: Delta and Korean sign JVA

Re; Boston, I would guess that the route would favor the 787 (KE) or the 350 (DL). Not sure about economics of a 777. I don't think it would be a 747/380 route, and I'm not sure if a HGW 339 has the legs to do it? Someone smarter than me will know.

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by tlecam
Thu May 11, 2017 6:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta and Korean sign JVA
Replies: 204
Views: 20396

Re: Delta and Korean sign JVA

Per Edward Russell on FlightGlobal, Delta is aiming for the KE partnership by June.

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by tlecam
Thu May 11, 2017 1:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Air Lines orders 30 additional A321s
Replies: 110
Views: 19751

Re: Delta Air Lines orders 30 additional A321s

I imagine some 57's get retired, perhaps more transcontinental routes get layflat seats and perhaps some are used for smaller gauge TATL flights?

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by tlecam
Thu May 11, 2017 12:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What Makes SEA Better Than NRT For Delta
Replies: 154
Views: 14224

Re: What Makes SEA Better Than NRT For Delta

I have a few thoughts, several of which smarter people above have already mentioned: 1. The Japanese economy 2. The lack of a JV partner in Tokyo 3. The emergence of Haneda requiring split ops in a sub-optimal way. 4. A bet on the market; DL can serve more of the US domestic market with more flights...

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by tlecam
Thu May 11, 2017 12:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Air Lines orders 30 additional A321s
Replies: 110
Views: 19751

Re: Delta Air Lines orders 30 additional A321s

Interesting news. They're going to have a lot of 321s flying around over the next 5 years.

I apologize for my ignorance, but are these 321 CEO or NEO?

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by tlecam
Wed May 10, 2017 5:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA Agent Canceled His Reservation Because He Filmed Her in Bag Dispute
Replies: 163
Views: 14441

Re: UA Agent Canceled His Reservation Because He Filmed Her in Bag Dispute

Even still, how does slurring ones words equate into the cancellation of a ticket? If the agent believes a passenger to be intoxicated they cannot allow them to check in. The check in process has already started and is thus cancelled. The itinerary for that day can also be "cancelled" whi...

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by tlecam
Wed May 10, 2017 2:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA Agent Canceled His Reservation Because He Filmed Her in Bag Dispute
Replies: 163
Views: 14441

Re: UA Agent Canceled His Reservation Because He Filmed Her in Bag Dispute

I generally agree with the comments about us not having the full story, but the one thing that is just a really bad look for UA is the employee telling him that she's calling the police and cancelling his ticket because he recorded her without her permission. Any other poor behavior on the part of t...

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by tlecam
Sun May 07, 2017 9:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation - Part 13
Replies: 519
Views: 45916

Re: Boston Aviation - Part 13

I follow a BA captain on twitter who flies the A380. He recently flew to BOS. When asked for his thoughts he said it was great a;though the airport felt a little tight - like it wasn't designed for aircraft with that wingspan.

I wanted to tell him to try driving in Beacon Hill or Charlestown.

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by tlecam
Sun May 07, 2017 9:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Worries for Airbus and Boeing widebody backlogs?
Replies: 22
Views: 4453

Re: Worries for Airbus and Boeing widebody backlogs?

I agree with the other posters. One potential side effect could be increased M&A activity. In particular, I could see them exploring a play for BBD, instead of developing their own new narrow body aircrafts. Could be less expensive and/or less risky than internal R&D.

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by tlecam
Sun May 07, 2017 9:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Are the UK economy and air travel on a downhill slope?
Replies: 53
Views: 5499

Re: Are the UK economy and air travel on a downhill slope?

If anything, I'd guess that London is experiencing a pre-brexit boom. Lots of billable hours for firms working on bailout related changes. I wouldn't expect to see economic impact until the exit negotiations are further along and the banks and insurance companies have made their plans more definitiv...

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by tlecam
Sun May 07, 2017 9:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Which destination would Austrian probably add next?
Replies: 45
Views: 4651

Re: Which destination would Austrian probably add next?

With Brexit, Vienna is a city that will likely benefit from increased business, especially finance and manufacturing. I wouldn't be surprised to see additional cities pop up. I think that BOS, SFO and Tokyo are all reasonable, especially the latter too.

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stlgph wrote:
727LOVER wrote:
Where does Austrian currently fly in North America?


http://bfy.tw/BdQn


:lol:

I love that site.

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by tlecam
Sun May 07, 2017 9:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 5/7/2017: DL Adds JFK-PWM, NK Cuts Fall Capacity with Frequency, SK Reduces BOS
Replies: 39
Views: 7812

Re: OAG Changes 5/7/2017: DL Adds JFK-PWM, NK Cuts Fall Capacity with Frequency, SK Reduces BOS

Can't say I miss the old AE satellite. I only used it semi-regularly from 2000-2003. It was actually fine during normal ops but it was a nightmare during irrops. I did appreciate all of the direct flights that AA ran. I wonder if massport has considered using the terminal for Terminal E over crowdin...

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by tlecam
Sun May 07, 2017 1:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 5/7/2017: DL Adds JFK-PWM, NK Cuts Fall Capacity with Frequency, SK Reduces BOS
Replies: 39
Views: 7812

Re: OAG Changes 5/7/2017: DL Adds JFK-PWM, NK Cuts Fall Capacity with Frequency, SK Reduces BOS

Re: the BOS - CPH flights, I believe they're going to a 330 3x/week from the privatair 737.

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by tlecam
Sat May 06, 2017 2:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will an airport be named after Obama?
Replies: 70
Views: 8475

Re: Will an airport be named after Obama?

Unless it started as a brand new build, however unlikely, I don't like changing names. They did this with the triborough bridge in NYC (RFK) in 2008mand I've yet to hear anyone call it anything other than the Triborough.

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by tlecam
Fri May 05, 2017 12:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA EWR passenger sent to SFO instead of CDG
Replies: 127
Views: 14320

Re: UA EWR passenger sent to SFO instead of CDG

Once again the passenger and the employees are not using their brains for the intended purpose. The passenger should be able to read and alert someone at the gate. I have empathy for her in that she likely was overwhelmed by the whole experience. However, for the employees, one of the primary object...

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by tlecam
Thu May 04, 2017 10:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Man Served Single Banana On Nine-hour Flight After Ordering Gluten-free Meal
Replies: 52
Views: 13031

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

I think that both the passenger and the airline are a little pathetic here. The passenger, with celiac disease, should have been better prepared. I have Crohn's Disease, so I'm speaking for experience. ANA should also have figured something out. A banana on a plate? Did the FA's leave their common s...

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by tlecam
Tue May 02, 2017 8:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Should UA Bring 752s Out of Desert
Replies: 88
Views: 18794

Re: Should UA Bring 752s Out of Desert

I'm not sure about long term, but I think that UA's hubs and route structure lends itself to taking even more advantage of putting wide bodies on transcontinental routes as the new planes come onboard (787 etc..) Flights between SFO and EWR, BOS or LAX - EWR might be better served by more 772's than...

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by tlecam
Fri Apr 28, 2017 7:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL/KE -- viability of ICN in light of North Korea
Replies: 27
Views: 4250

Re: DL/KL -- viability of ICN in light of North Korea

I generally agree - I don't think it will have a major effect. I think if it becomes an active military conflict, we will see impacts in travel to the western pacific rim.

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by tlecam
Fri Apr 28, 2017 4:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing targets Bombardier for “price dumping” CSeries
Replies: 206
Views: 25471

Re: Boeing targets Bombardier for “price dumping” CSeries

1. Is BBD offering lower prices in another market than in its home market?

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by tlecam
Fri Apr 28, 2017 3:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United and Dr. Dao reach settlement
Replies: 104
Views: 12829

Re: United and Dr. Dao reach settlement

Anet was in need of more pot stirring accounts posting obnoxious and in your face comments! Thank you so much for coming here! The facts that you clearly choose to ignore are facing you in bold neon lights. UA didn't attack, remove, or drag this clown off the plane that wasn't theirs; representativ...

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by tlecam
Thu Apr 27, 2017 3:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation - Part 13
Replies: 519
Views: 45916

Re: Boston Aviation - Part 13

well this is interesting on top of the other DL news. BOS-MSP on a Delta One 752 6x weekly from 1/3/18 http://www.routesonline.com/news/38/airlineroute/272556/delta-schedules-delta-one-757-flight-on-boston-minneapolis-market-in-1q18/ Without looking into it, my guess is this is where one of the Del...

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by tlecam
Wed Apr 26, 2017 9:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation - Part 13
Replies: 519
Views: 45916

Re: Boston Aviation - Part 13

According to The Twitter, UA is going to all lay flats on BOS-SFO starting in June. All flights will be 757 (reminds me of 2005/2006!) and 772. So with B6 Mint, DeltaOne, that leaves Virgin America as the only carrier without a lay flat product up front. The UA aircraft are a mix of international pr...

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by tlecam
Wed Apr 26, 2017 1:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alitalia Files For Bankruptcy
Replies: 263
Views: 54081

Re: Alitalia Vote for Rescue Plan Failed. What Now?

I just flew from FCO-JFK on one of the re-furbed 777. It was truly one of the best flights I've ever experienced. This is too bad. If Alitalia does in fact go into liquidation, I think we'll see FCO turn into an LCC free for all. I wouldn't be surprised if someone sets up a mini-hub in Milan for bus...

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by tlecam
Tue Apr 25, 2017 9:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BOS Suburb May Ban Travel on UA Using Tax Funds
Replies: 14
Views: 1753

Re: BOS Suburb May Ban Travel on UA Using Tax Funds

Ah yes, the People's Republic of Cambridge.

I kid, it's actually one of my favorite places. It's also somewhere to the left of Karl Marx, ideologically. I don't think that this will catch on.

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by tlecam
Tue Apr 25, 2017 6:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 4/23/2017:DL BOS Expansion AUS/BUF/JAX/MCI/ORF
Replies: 112
Views: 13685

Re: OAG Changes 4/23/2017:DL BOS Expansion AUS/BUF/JAX/MCI/ORF

An interesting marketing nugget in the PR. "Delta offers the most first class seats of any airline from Boston, and by this fall will operate more than 100 peak day departures to 32 destinations. The airline’s rapid growth includes 12 new destinations since November 2016." I have to admit ...

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by tlecam
Tue Apr 25, 2017 2:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS & VX to combine JFK ops in terminal 7 by Q4 2017
Replies: 21
Views: 3228

Re: AS & VX to combine JFK ops in terminal 7 by Q4 2017

Are there AS (and I guess VX) connections to AA out of JFK or no? International? If so, would they run a jitney a la DL?

Edit to also ask - is there a jitney already serving AA and BA?

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by tlecam
Tue Apr 25, 2017 1:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Bad Q1 Results
Replies: 84
Views: 10632

Re: JetBlue Bad Q1 Results

I think that the Q1 profits are solid. As an investor, I do have questions about the long term financials. What is the profitable growth plan?

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by tlecam
Mon Apr 24, 2017 4:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 4/23/2017:DL BOS Expansion AUS/BUF/JAX/MCI/ORF
Replies: 112
Views: 13685

Re: OAG Changes 4/23/2017:DL BOS Expansion AUS/BUF/JAX/MCI/ORF

msycajun wrote:
Has there been an official release from DL regarding the BOS expansion?


Not that I have seen, and it wasn't on the DL news hub earlier this morning.

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by tlecam
Mon Apr 24, 2017 1:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation - Part 13
Replies: 519
Views: 45916

Re: Boston Aviation - Part 13

It is interesting to hypothesize about how they get to 150 flights per day. I do think some frequency increases will happen, and they've demostrated this with cities like MKE, SEA - start out with a single flight and then add. I do think we'll see this with Austin, Nashville etc.. For example, I wou...

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by tlecam
Mon Apr 24, 2017 1:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation - Part 13
Replies: 519
Views: 45916

Re: Boston Aviation - Part 13

Come the end of 2018 when all of the work is done in Terminal B, DL will get sole use of Terminal A. Its interesting, at that point DL, UA and AA will all have nicer facilities in BOS than B6. I agree - Delta's and United's gates at BOS are already quite nice, and the refurb of the soon-to-be-AA si...

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by tlecam
Sun Apr 23, 2017 2:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 4/23/2017:DL BOS Expansion AUS/BUF/JAX/MCI/ORF
Replies: 112
Views: 13685

Re: OAG Changes 4/23/2017:DL BOS Expansion AUS/BUF/JAX/MCI/ORF

Interesting to see that JAX, MCI and ORF have limited connections from BOS. No European flights connect to any of these. Also interesting to note that this is the second hub invasion from DL. First it was SEA, now it's Boston; funny to note each city is at opposite corners of the country. Definitel...

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by tlecam
Sun Apr 23, 2017 1:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 4/23/2017:DL BOS Expansion AUS/BUF/JAX/MCI/ORF
Replies: 112
Views: 13685

Re: OAG Changes 4/23/2017:DL BOS Expansion AUS/BUF/JAX/MCI/ORF

I have to imagine that the BOS-AUS flights are for the tech sector corporate travel, not the least of which is EMC/Dell.

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by tlecam
Sun Apr 23, 2017 1:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation - Part 13
Replies: 519
Views: 45916

Re: Boston Aviation - Part 13

He says they want exclusive use of Terminal A and wants to expand BOS flights by 50% - up to 150 flights a day. Will happen over the next couple of years.

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by tlecam
Fri Apr 21, 2017 2:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Scott Kirby: Leaving New York’s JFK ‘Was the Wrong Decision’
Replies: 152
Views: 26511

Re: Scott Kirby: Leaving New York’s JFK ‘Was the Wrong Decision’

I think it was well understood that not everyone would follow UA over to EWR in the NYC metro area. Geography answers that. What I think is interesting is that they lost west coast based flyers. "Many of United’s most lucrative West Coast customers, he said, want to fly into New York City and n...

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by tlecam
Wed Apr 19, 2017 3:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation - Part 13
Replies: 519
Views: 45916

Re: Boston Aviation - Part 13

No surprise, but Emirates is dropping one of the BOS flights, along with cuts to LAX, SEA and reduction to 5x/week in Orlando and FLL.

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by tlecam
Wed Apr 19, 2017 12:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Earnings Call 18 April
Replies: 81
Views: 11650

Re: United Earnings Call 18 April

Congrats to United on a solid quarter. I'm curious to see what happens with their guidance for the remainder of the year.

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by tlecam
Mon Apr 17, 2017 7:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why is United flying the new 2-class domestic 777 on the SFO-EWR flight?
Replies: 54
Views: 8936

Re: Why is United flying the new 2-class domestic 777 on the SFO-EWR flight?

UA really needs to step up their game on SFO/LAX-EWR to compete with what AA and DL are offering. EWR is not the most convenient for most people, so they need to surpass DL and AA on the hard and soft product if they want to make it worthwhile for customers to go out of their way. And coming up wit...

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by tlecam
Fri Apr 14, 2017 8:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA's Turn Through The Meat Grinder?--5 Year Old Separated From Mom During Flight
Replies: 78
Views: 9099

Re: AA's Turn Through The Meat Grinder?--5 Year Old Separated From Mom During Flight

Don't the crew and other passengers solve these problems every day? I fly a lot - I have never once seen a situation where a kid had to sit by his or herself, even with separate seat assignments. I acknowledge that my experience is anecdotal, but it's a decent amount of anecdotes. On the other hand,...

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by tlecam
Wed Apr 12, 2017 6:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Q1 Results Beats Expectations
Replies: 10
Views: 1876

Re: Delta Q1 Results Beats Expectations

Ed Russell posted a paywall article to flight global about Delta evaluating wide body fleet needs. I wonder if it will come up on the call.

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by tlecam
Wed Apr 12, 2017 9:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Another United gaffe - forces doctor off plane
Replies: 2122
Views: 112726

Re: Another United gaffe - forces doctor off plane

For all of the people exclaiming CHICAGO COPS! UNITED DID NOTHING WRONG! FOLLOW ORDERS, the WSJ has a decent article explaining how United's own procedures may have caused this. How United and Delta Manage Overbooked Flights Differently http://www.wsj.com/articles/how-united-and-delta-manage-overboo...

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by tlecam
Tue Apr 11, 2017 3:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Another United gaffe - forces doctor off plane
Replies: 2122
Views: 112726

Re: Another United gaffe - forces doctor off plane

Someone suggested that the whole plane be deplaned and then all reboarded -4, which sounds good until you factor in that this might have timed out the crew and meant nobody goes. Again, the only reason this is national news is because of the criminal actions of the doctor leading to a conflict. But...

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by tlecam
Tue Apr 11, 2017 7:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Another United gaffe - forces doctor off plane
Replies: 2122
Views: 112726

Re: Another United gaffe - forces doctor off plane

I just read this elsewhere, and it's as relevant in this discussion as it is in my own career; "if you have to go to the contract then you're doing something wrong." United has got to find a way to de-escalate these situations before they are PR disasters. I live in NYC but have been in Fr...

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by tlecam
Mon Apr 10, 2017 3:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Another United gaffe - forces doctor off plane
Replies: 2122
Views: 112726

Re: Another United gaffe - forces doctor off plane

Just not a good look for United. Yes, yes, CoC, overbooking happens all the time etc.... Still not a reason you want your airline to be in the news. Between offering more money to incent volunteers and figuring out the involuntary boarding before the passengers are on the plane, United has got to fi...

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by tlecam
Wed Mar 29, 2017 4:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation - Part 13
Replies: 519
Views: 45916

Re: Boston Aviation - Part 13

Delta announces is that they're going to use the DeltaOne / layflat seat product on BOS-SFO. http://news.delta.com/flights-between-dca-lax-bos-sfo-operate-transcon-routes-include-delta-one-cabin-enhanced-amenities Any chance that DL may introduce Delta One in the BOS-LAX route? LAX maybe interestin...

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