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.
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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.
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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
Some of this information (although not all) is available on each airport's Wikipedia page, believe it or not. You can at least see what airlines fly there and what destinations they serve. There's a dedicated group of avgeeks who keep this information pretty up-to-date.Jump to post
As ridiculous as this thread is, no one has mentioned yet that it's only the eastbound legs that are listed as 320s. Obviously AB isn't going to fly a 332 westbound and just leave it there in favor of a 320.
TL, DR: Typo or intern totally unfamiliar with ac types.
There's one of two things going on here: a) the Tampa Bay Times has a particular ax to grind with G4 and is beating the issue to death*, or b) the TBT is the only media outlet paying any attention to a serious problem. Since the preponderance of the evidence points to a particularly lax safety cultu...Jump to post
It's really amazing how far the industry has fallen in the US when people are lauding them for offering a quarter of a granola bar in addition to the ever-present half ounce of pretzels, peanuts, and Biscoff cookies. I mean, at least they're not UA and charging for use of overhead bins, but this is ...Jump to post
Those of you bringing up Airbus neglect the fact that when the AF1 replacement RFP went out, Airbus declined to respond. They're not interested in wasting the time and money putting together a proposal for a program when they're unlikely to be the winning bidder. As far as our illustrious "pres...Jump to post
It is not worth the investment in equipment or space to make the airport capable of handling 100% daily capacity in snow. It clearly is, if two measly inches of snow can bring the entire airport to its knees for days on end. How in the world do AS and DL expect to run profitable hub/focus city oper...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
So much hate for folks working to raise their wages. Face the music folks, there are a huge number of pilots retiring in the next ten years and not nearly enough pilots to fill that gap. In other words, a seller's market. On top of that, many pilots are fighting to shed bankruptcy era contracts and...Jump to post
The percentage of people that are complaining about the uniforms causing issues is very small. All cotton uniforms have been offered the entire time for those with wool allergies and none of the 70+ passenger service agents I see/supervise on a weekly basis have complained about any rashes, headach...Jump to post
Maybe I'm dense here, but if GVA *is* underserved and there's money to be made on GVA-US routes (enough for EK to be interested), why isn't LX serving them? They had the first crack at it., Why are they just leaving money on the table for EK?Jump to post
questions wrote:Was Northwest ever a good airline or did it always exist in mediocrity?
The full pax version looks like Concorde had sex with a CRJ.Jump to post
better than ANZ. ANZ is one of the "big four" banks in Australia (Australia and New Zealand Banking Group). Air New Zealand's code is simply NZ. Don't try to be pedantic if you're wrong. Air New Zealand's ICAO code is definitely ANZ. Sure, their IATA code is NZ, but their ICAO code is ANZ.Jump to post
Varsity1 wrote:He is getting old and senile.
According to this archived thread it was closed down due to safety concerns. Shocker. I'm guessing the average Taiwanese passenger isn't trained or equipped to land their own aircraft. (Seriously, what a bizarre name for an airline. Is it Engrish, or am I just not understanding what they were tryin...Jump to post
Off on a short tangent: This thread led me to look at LH's fleet make-up on Wikipedia. According to the wiki they're accepting deliveries of the A320neos now (which I knew from reading a.net), but it also shows 20 outstanding orders for the ceo. Are they still taking deliveries on the ceo? Is Airbus...Jump to post
You seem to be insinuating that Teamsters were deliberately doing a shoddy job to make the airline look bad. You better have some evidence to back that up, since had an accident happened you'd essentially be accusing people of manslaughter in order to improve their contract. Either that or you're j...Jump to post
The fact is that problems last year were problems last year . Since then, G4 fired its head of operations, replaced him with someone competent, addressed the issues at the Florida maintenance location, and put a bunch of money into it. Even the ex-USAir mechanic who complained to the paper did not ...Jump to post
Good God. We knew it was bad, but I don't think anybody really had any idea it was this bad. Yes, the article is fluffed up with a whole lot of exaggerated anecdotes, as is typical of any news media these days. But a) they did their homework and the statistics are damning, and b) the reactions they ...Jump to post