Delta needs the old wavy gravy tail back. No. Deltaflot looked like an 8th grader's Intro to Graphic Design homework. It was a mish-mash of a dated font and a way-too-common tail scheme, plus it seemed to pick up dirt and thus draw attention to DL's aging fleet. Delta's current livery is simple, cl...Jump to post
So QF can transport a single can of beer by itself with no issues, but UA can't transport a $40,000 wheelchair without wrecking it.
Jesus Christ, United. Flying while disabled is a total nightmare to begin with, and you make it a thousand times worse by destroying a mobility device someone depends on? (And for those upthread quibbling with use of the word "destroyed," if it's unusable, it's destroyed.) They didn't just...Jump to post
Spirit's brand is marketing napalm at this point. I've literally never heard any of my contacts say anything positive about NK, but on several occasions I've seen people ask on social media whether they should fly NK and the response is a resounding NO. NK is the kind of airline you fly once, deeply...Jump to post
It's 23:10L (03:10Z). AAL398 JFK-SEA, a Boeing 737-823 N981NN is passing a little south of me.
LOT Flight 4, ORD-WAW, a 788 SP-LRB passed over a few minutes ago.
Revelation wrote:I guess the world needs only so many A380s for transporting peoples to their pilgrimages and MAS has cornered that market?
Two thoughts... 1. As I understand it, right now everyone's supposed to put all their electronics with lithium batteries in their carryon luggage specifically so they can be monitored for smoke/fire. Forcing everyone to put them in the cargo hold strikes me as bassackwards. 2. Is it too much to hope...Jump to post
AA is flying and heavily marketing their DCA-LAN flight. This was my first question when I read about AA launching GRR-DCA. This is going to cannibalize the bejesus out of DCA-LAN, which has never been a particularly solid route to begin with (although maybe I'm still stuck on Independence's ill-fa...Jump to post
Then after July 1 try and find a set that still has native sabre on it and report back.. It is all going to be that garbage QIK system. There will still be plenty of sets that have Sabre on it, just those that have a reason to be there for FOS work. QIK makes it a lot easier for agents to remember ...Jump to post
Has she not heard of her own city's cult burger chain? Thank you! ....and In-n-Out is almost as disgusting as this burger looks, too. I have never, Never, EVER understood the hype that this place puts on such a shitty chain sandwich. Fimme Fatburger or Big Boy, any day. Agreed. I really think its t...Jump to post
This just means there will be more crew deadheading from MSP to LAX/SEA, so more opportunities for paying passengers to be dragged off the plane by law enforcement. /duck Actually just the opposite. If they're based out of MSP and fly out of LAX or SEA, than they have to be deadheaded. This is wher...Jump to post
This just means there will be more crew deadheading from MSP to LAX/SEA, so more opportunities for paying passengers to be dragged off the plane by law enforcement.
F9Animal wrote:ROSWELL41 wrote:F9Animal wrote:
I agree! I just think the police handled it so wrong, and major training needs to be done on the officer who hit him. He didn't deserve that, and I think most of us agree it could have been handled differently.
The parents paid a fee to Ryanair with the understanding that their family (including the baby) would be transported to their destination in a timely fashion. They weren't, and that's on Ryanair. Pay up, dudes.Jump to post
To me, the issue isn't whether the dress code is appropriate or not, it's about how to handle the situation. As an executive, I would not be happy with the publicity about this. Right, wrong or otherwise, this is not a good look. The general public doesn't care about non-rev and dress codes - all t...Jump to post
The Washington Post has picked it up...
http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/dr-g ... 223cf7724b
My Twitter feed is blowing up right now because of this story: @shannonrwatts: 1) A @united gate agent isn't letting girls in leggings get on flight from Denver to Minneapolis because spandex is not allowed? 2) She's forcing them to change or put dresses on over leggings or they can't board. Since w...Jump to post
Per Fox News's Jennifer Griffin, the ban only applies for the next 96 hours. They must have (what the administration views as) a credible threat of some kind.
https://twitter.com/JenGriffinFNC/statu ... 1926223874
As alluded to above though, it's interesting that AA serves Coca-Cola, but not Sprite, opting for Sierra Mist (a PepsiCo product) instead. Prior to the US merger AA did serve both Coke and Pepsi, as well as both Sprite and Sierra Mist. After AA merged with US, since AA was under contract with both ...Jump to post
I don't know that I'm necessarily in favor of eliminating the program altogether, but when an airport like the one in my hometown (MKG), 45 minutes from GRR, gets an EAS subsidy there's something wrong with the selection criteria. Scale it back and fix the selection criteria, and go from there.Jump to post
GRR says hi. (I mean, it's on the other side of the field from the terminal, but it's there.)Jump to post
"...commitment to updating its fleet" by retiring planes a) that they were going to retire anyway, and b) are 30 years old and should have been retired a long time ago anyway. Some of Delta's A320s are just as old. I suppose you're calling for their retirement, too? The average age of the...Jump to post
US airline management is probably the most incompetent in the world. Slogan of USA airline CEOs should be, "hold my beer, watch this route (ONT-IND), is pure gold. No offense to ONT and IND, but USA airlines are incompetent and poorly run, for the most part (too bad AS and the few good airline...Jump to post
davescj wrote:Would this not put a damper on any possible expansion plans? That is a large number of aircraft to be taking out of the fleet. At some point, they will need to be replaced if DL wants to expand routes and frequencies.
http://www.wxyz.com/news/michigan-state-police-helicopter-three-airliners-hit-with-lasers-friday In separate incidents, three airliners in Metro Airport airspace were hit by lasers. The airlines they belong to were not disclosed. In another incident, the MSP's own helicopter, Trooper 2, was also hit...Jump to post
enilria wrote:Peach and Vanilla merge to form delicate pastry dessert.
You'll never see a transatlantic flight out of Flint. Flint is a dying town, and international service on several majors is available just a short hop down I-75 at DTW. As for Detroit, there's absolutely room for competition from DY. Skyteam has a virtual monopoly on transatlantic service save for a...Jump to post
There wouldn't be any point to trademarking them as a) there are already IATA/ICAO regulations on who can use them and what they can use them for, and b) they're not customer-facing. Ask the average (non-a.net-member) flyer what American Airlines's code is and they'll look at you like you have three...Jump to post
There are definitely a lot of cities currently receiving EAS subsidies that definitely <i>don't</i> need to be in the program due to their proximity to other airports with commercial service. My hometown airport, MKG, is one such example, having fallen into the EAS system in 2009 when Mesaba, the s...Jump to post
The merger's been what, 6-7 years ago, and I still do a double-take every time I see United titles on what should be a CO aircraft. It just looks *weird*. And lazy. Mostly lazy. UA's defenders keep pointing out the new little touches they're rolling out to extend the brand (didn't they recently add ...Jump to post
PHX confiscates a lot of guns also. Arizona is a concealed carry state and you do not need a permit. Most people simply forget they had the gun in thier bag or purse. Most are allowed to return to thier vehicle and put it there. If you're the kind of person who "forgets" that you have a d...Jump to post
I'm totally puzzled by the mindset of people in this thread who seem to think it's incumbent upon DL or any other carrier to bail out a competitor in any situation, much less providing a piddly little aircraft part at an outstation. They're a *competitor*. Screw 'em. The situation wouldn't be any di...Jump to post
Given that we live in a, um, vastly different regulatory environment right now than we did in 2008 when the fuel tank regulation was promulgated, is there any chance that we'll see this regulation rescinded by the new administration? You want to explain this one a little better? right now it makes ...Jump to post
Given that we live in a, um, vastly different regulatory environment right now than we did in 2008 when the fuel tank regulation was promulgated, is there any chance that we'll see this regulation rescinded by the new administration?Jump to post
It just got a little more complicated. Vincent Viola has withdrawn his nomination for Secretary of the Army.
https://twitter.com/JenniferJJacobs/sta ... 7221905408
I think this is great news, and I hope more airlines follow suit. With more and more airlines offering either low cost tickets or carry-on only fares, there is a growing problem where bags are being taken at the gate to avoid bulkouts. Aircraft are not designed for everyone to bring trolley cases o...Jump to post
I agree that requiring USA crews but allowing all heavy maintenance to be done offshore is ridiculous, but EK isn't subsidized (QR and EY are in a different category) and Delta has more 5th freedom than EK. I could never understand why everyone makes the claim that Emirates is not subsidised. The E...Jump to post
I thought Continental's last livery was classy, distinctive, and gave a feeling of "worldliness," like "Yes, we belong here as an international mega-airline on par with the likes of AF, KL, BA, etc." ...now that it's been recycled as UA's livery I hate everything about it and wis...Jump to post
Polarisguy wrote:apfpilot wrote:I love the picture that they use for the article looks like a laughing 747
Guess I didn't know that AA had 747F's. Anyone confirm?
The uniforms have the same problem as basically any other clothing designed by so-called high fashion designers: they look great if you're 5'10", leggy, in shape, wealthy, and live in New York, but they look incredibly stupid if you're a real human being in a real-world setting. The purple dres...Jump to post
I wish for Boeing to launch a competitive 757 replacement that sells in droves. I wish for Bombardier to sell enough CSeries to turn things around and end up back on solid financial footing. I wish for someone in the US to buy the Northwest Airlines branding and launch a successful regional airline....Jump to post
Cuba has been a failure. Not even 4months in, and you're already declaring an overall market failure? Hmm :scratchchin: That said, I pity just about anyone who expected to see anywhere other than MIA/NYC flourish to Cuba; at least while the ridiculous category-restrictions are still in place, and w...Jump to post