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by spinotter
Sun Jun 24, 2018 9:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Management layoffs coming to AA
Replies: 37
Views: 8332

Re: Management layoffs coming to AA

Wonder how much they’d save if they just kicked Parker to the curb like he deserves. Icahn and Lorenzo are saving a seat for him in CEO hell... I've worked under Parker and Ichan and to compare the two makes me wonder if you have. Parker may not be making AA the luxury airline you want it to be, bu...

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by spinotter
Sat Jun 23, 2018 4:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why did DL/UA cut NRT-JFK-NRT?
Replies: 44
Views: 5016

Re: Why did DL/UA cut NRT-JFK-NRT?

In Japan NYC-JFK route is known as dollar box(ドル箱) It’s one of the most profitable route for two major Japanese carriers and they have been putting all of their effort in soft& hardwares to lure high end business traveller on this route. I don’t know why Delta retreated from this route but it’s...

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by spinotter
Sat Jun 23, 2018 10:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US3 strategies for China market.
Replies: 19
Views: 2572

Re: US3 strategies for China market.

I think a dream scenario would consist of, 1) CX shift to Star 2) CZ shift to oneworld 3) OpenSkies between PRC and USA (very unlikely in this presidency) 4) US3 heavily cooperating and JVs with their potential Chinese alliance partners (UA with CA, DL with MU, AA with CZ); a potential UA-NH-OZ-CA-...

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by spinotter
Sat Jun 23, 2018 10:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Northwest Airlines Seattle Focus City?
Replies: 20
Views: 2206

Re: Northwest Airlines Seattle Focus City?

Was SEA ever a focus city for Northwest? I don't believe that the term focus city was in common use in the heyday of NW's existence, correct me if I am wrong. But SEA has always been an important city for NW. Here is an a.net thread from 16 years ago questioning whether http://www.airliners.net/for...

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by spinotter
Wed Jun 20, 2018 10:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA - no to ICE to transporting detained child migrants
Replies: 79
Views: 8975

Re: AA - no to ICE to transporting detained child migrants

An airline can’t really refuse someone form buying a ticket. They are a common carrier. They most certainly can. Customers can be blacklisted. Most businesses have a "reserve the right to refuse service to anyone" policy. They can't make the policy based on CRA-covered reasons, like race,...

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by spinotter
Wed Jun 20, 2018 5:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Did DL, UA, or AA Ever Come Close To Ordering The A380 or 748?
Replies: 40
Views: 7051

Re: Did DL, UA, or AA Ever Come Close To Ordering The A380 or 748?

IMHO, NW and UA bought 747-400s for range. Once CO demonstrated 777-200ERs could fly EWR-HKG it was all over: multi-hub U.S. carriers distribute passengers into smaller increments of demand. Sure, and 77E and 77W are more economical to fly, so they generate more revenue. But damn it was cool the 74...

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by spinotter
Wed Jun 20, 2018 4:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta to cut Seattle-Hong Kong, announces Seattle-Osaka
Replies: 278
Views: 24527

Re: Delta to cut Seattle-Hong Kong, announces Seattle-Osaka

The hyperbole in this thread is amazing. There is no real honor in serving one particular city or another with one's "own metal" when that flight is a huge money loser and a JV can basically fix the issue. Delta is not becoming a "minor league player" in the Asia market. DL/KE a...

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by spinotter
Wed Jun 20, 2018 3:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta to cut Seattle-Hong Kong, announces Seattle-Osaka
Replies: 278
Views: 24527

Re: Delta to cut Seattle-Hong Kong, announces Seattle-Osaka

Topic title should be corrected. The "replacement route" is Seattle/Kansai, not Seattle/Osaka. The Osaka airport is Itami, ITM (or city code, OSA), which has no international service. KIX is not "Osaka International" (which ITM was until 1994), it is Kansai International. Give i...

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by spinotter
Wed Jun 20, 2018 3:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is or was WestJet a low-cost airline?
Replies: 41
Views: 3450

Re: Is or was WestJet a low-cost airline?

Ummmm, how many Premium Y cabins have full lie flat beds, 1-2-1 seating and on demand dining? My bad I thought I read that they went for the Norwegian/Air Transat style front seats. My bad indeed! Am I confusing the 767 plan with the 787? A pedantic question? Why do those from the other side of the...

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by spinotter
Mon Jun 18, 2018 7:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Problem With United FAs. Even I'm Fuming At This!
Replies: 240
Views: 58869

Re: THE Problem With United FAs. Even I'm Fuming At This!

Do not blame the FA too quick. She is entitled her opinion and express accordingly. We can not blame her for expressing her feelings and opinions. Whether her feelings or opinions is right or wrong, it is not for us to judge. We may express our own opinions on how we feel about the opinion but we s...

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by spinotter
Mon Jun 18, 2018 5:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Problem With United FAs. Even I'm Fuming At This!
Replies: 240
Views: 58869

Re: THE Problem With United FAs. Even I'm Fuming At This!

Dumb & dumber. Entitled guy who flies too many miles a year ("I am more important than you") and will take Twitter on storm to vent his frustrations. Not very smart FA who acts as a (bad) community manager for UA even if she is not paid for that (as she mentions before, she is only pa...

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by spinotter
Mon Jun 18, 2018 4:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PAL to commence Chicago services via Vancouver as from next year.
Replies: 42
Views: 6189

Re: PAL to commence Chicago services via Vancouver as from next year.

piedmontf284000 wrote:
Just when I thought ORD-Asia fares couldn't get any lower. The bloodbath gets some fresh blood. If true, PR better start with 3 weekly otherwise it would be easier to just burn the money in a pile on the tarmac at MNL.


Best quote of my day!

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by spinotter
Mon Jun 18, 2018 4:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: In what order/aircraft did EK launch US routes?
Replies: 30
Views: 2639

Re: In what order/aircraft did EK launch US routes?

Egyptair’s CAI - JFK is running since well before 2004. I recall it used to have a JFK - LAX leg as well. But Egypt is a country on the African continent not in the Middle East, it's in North Africa where as the Middle East is a region on the continent of Asia! The "Middle East" is a regi...

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by spinotter
Fri Jun 15, 2018 3:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus does not believe in continuing deliveries to Iran
Replies: 91
Views: 14506

Re: Airbus does not believe in continuing deliveries to Iran

40% of an Airbus is Made In The USA so it's impossible for Airbus to work with a country that is on the US sanctions list. That's just a fact. In view of the love fest between the USA and North Korea, how can it possibly be bad to sell commercial airlines to Iran? It could only lead to better relat...

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by spinotter
Thu Jun 14, 2018 9:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta to cut Seattle-Hong Kong, announces Seattle-Osaka
Replies: 278
Views: 24527

Re: Delta to cut Seattle-Hong Kong, announces Seattle-Osaka

It's interesting how United is able to maintain non-stops to Asia from the NYC area (EWR to China, Japan and Hong Kong) but Delta (I don't think) has any non-stops from the NYC area to Asia. I wonder why Delta can't even sustain a JFK flight to Tokyo? It's very interesting! Delta is making a lot mo...

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by spinotter
Thu Jun 14, 2018 9:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta to cut Seattle-Hong Kong, announces Seattle-Osaka
Replies: 278
Views: 24527

Re: Delta to cut Seattle-Hong Kong, announces Seattle-Osaka

Had a chuckle about how they talk about being Seattle's "global" airline, and now that "global" airline won't be flying to HKG. Crazy to think DL metal won't be in HKG. A return to the previous failure in KIX seems like a move to quell the backlash from losing HKG to the JV. Rem...

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by spinotter
Thu Jun 14, 2018 9:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL announces MSP - ICN
Replies: 165
Views: 18618

Re: RUMOR: DL to Announce MSP - ICN

flyfresno wrote:
cokepopper wrote:
I.e SVO


Way off topic, but am I the only person who sees SVO and automatically thinks "Sarajevo," and only later comes up with "Moscow"?


You may be the only one, but that isn't bad, is it?

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by spinotter
Tue Jun 12, 2018 9:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Britains First Sharia Airline
Replies: 121
Views: 16588

Re: Britains First Sharia Airline

With that plane they are not going to fly to any Muslim country anyway. Not even Morocco. Maybe they can reach Brussels though. Which could be their first scheduled destinations? I could see Gran Canaria, Ibiza, Mykonos and Tel Aviv being successful for them. And don't forget San Francisco, Las Veg...

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by spinotter
Tue Jun 12, 2018 9:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Britains First Sharia Airline
Replies: 121
Views: 16588

Re: Britains First Sharia Airline

Hopefully their AOC is denied. No, listen. We have to be tolerant of other beliefs and ways of living, as long as they do the same with us. And most Muslims do that. I lived in Iran for two years and I am going to tell you straight out that the Iranians are the kindest, most hospitable people on ea...

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by spinotter
Tue Jun 12, 2018 9:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Britains First Sharia Airline
Replies: 121
Views: 16588

Re: Britains First Sharia Airline

Hopefully their AOC is denied. No, listen. We have to be tolerant of other beliefs and ways of living, as long as they do the same with us. And most Muslims do that. I lived in Iran for two years and I am going to tell you straight out that the Iranians are the kindest, most hospitable people on ea...

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by spinotter
Tue Jun 12, 2018 9:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Icelandair Now Has Two 757-300s
Replies: 77
Views: 13608

Re: Icelandair Now Has Two 757-300s

MartijnNL wrote:
Maybe my English is not good. I mean the yellow engines don't look good on this livery. Blue (or red maybe) would have looked much better.


No your English is perfect. When something looks off, it looks off. He was apparently joking with you.

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by spinotter
Tue Jun 12, 2018 8:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Icelandair Now Has Two 757-300s
Replies: 77
Views: 13608

Re: Icelandair Now Has Two 757-300s

One time World Cup 2018 livery. Doesn’t look to good really. It has nothing to do with the World Cup. It is commemorating Iceland's one hundred years of sovereignty. The colors are the Icelandic flag. You are right. Did not notice the 100 yrs logo ther on the first pics. Still doesn’t look too good...

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by spinotter
Tue Jun 12, 2018 4:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why no LCC service BRU-LON?
Replies: 35
Views: 4169

Re: Why no LCC service BRU-LON?

Too much hassle, just drive to Hull and up onto the ferry. Simpler way of travelling to Belgium (via France). Hull? You must live in northern England or Scotland. For most of the UK population, Dover to Calais or Dunkirk, the latter city almost in Belgium, or Folkstone to Calais are far better opti...

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by spinotter
Fri Jun 08, 2018 10:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: HU's latest 5th-generation flight attendant uniforms introduced system-wide on June 6
Replies: 11
Views: 1465

Re: HU's latest 5th-generation flight attendant uniforms introduced system-wide on June 6

One of the worst uniforms I have ever seen. I do not agree. The uniforms have a certain unity, but also the diversity of the flight attendants white flowered uniforms from the brown velours ensembles elsewhere. Chinese do not share our aesthetic choices, they never worshiped the Parthenon or chose ...

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by spinotter
Wed Jun 06, 2018 6:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA pilot removed from cockpit.
Replies: 52
Views: 12301

Re: BA pilot removed from cockpit.

I am dismayed to read some of the comments on here. Addiction has nothing to do with one's character. It is a disease that certain people are predisposed to. The fact that this fellow showed up to pilot an aircraft shows us the utter powerlessness of the disease of alcoholism. This does not exonera...

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by spinotter
Wed May 30, 2018 7:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iberia first A350 takes flight
Replies: 43
Views: 5797

Re: Iberia first A350 takes flight

wingman wrote:
You must be looking at the wrong link. It takes a very special livery to make an A350 in flight look butt ugly, and IB's is one of them. Egads.


I agree 100%. The colors are garish, and the design is like a child's first attempt.

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by spinotter
Mon May 21, 2018 7:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FA attention question
Replies: 72
Views: 7560

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. It is a plague world-wide. I am an older man who do not even own a phone. Some of the behavior I see on phones and tablets goes way...

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by spinotter
Mon May 21, 2018 4:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American A330 domestic routes
Replies: 33
Views: 5876

Re: American A330 domestic routes

bgm wrote:
Kno wrote:
Still mad I missed last winter when they ran them on BOS-PHL. Would have been nice to take a short hop to grab a cheese stake.


I doubt stakes covered in cheese are worth the visit.


The wood is a little tough on the teeth in spite of the cheese topping.

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by spinotter
Fri May 18, 2018 2:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA tells FAs to stop Sloppy Grooming
Replies: 168
Views: 19317

Re: UA tells FAs to stop Sloppy Grooming

Curious as to why this is worthy of discussion ... It is worthy of discussion because human beings have always been interested in clothing, grooming, and how the various people in the world manage their attire and appearance for good or for bad. Posters here seem to be in agreement that American cr...

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by spinotter
Wed May 16, 2018 2:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL to add new routes after agreement with ME3
Replies: 194
Views: 22154

Re: DL to add new routes after agreement with ME3

And this thread has officially been ruined by the exact same poster that ruins any other DL thread. Agreed. It is quite annoying. I don't understand how a thread can be ruined by a poster. If you disagree, all the better marshaling of argumentation, facts, claims, and counterclaims. We will see wha...

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by spinotter
Thu May 10, 2018 2:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA gate agent asks nursing mom "How many boobs do you have"
Replies: 73
Views: 9172

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? The remark about how many b**bs is way beyond the pale, and I hope that the employee who made it (if true) will be disciplined, but reading through Yelp and Flyertalk you realize t...

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by spinotter
Thu May 10, 2018 2:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Wow Air to announce flights to Delhi
Replies: 161
Views: 15613

Re: Wow Air to announce flights to Delhi

On a side note, how are the food options at KEF terminal? Do they sell any vegetarian food? I was at KEF overnight in October and I believe there were some vegetarian options: https://www.isavia.is/en/keflavik-airport/shops-and-restaurants/restaurants But the airport waiting areas seem undersized f...

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by spinotter
Wed Apr 18, 2018 9:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Airlines Busiest Routes
Replies: 56
Views: 12292

Re: Delta Airlines Busiest Routes

What are the busiest routes, both domestic and international, in Delta’s system, in terms of both load factors and frequencies? are you a former Anet, DL loyalist, or any possible connection to worldtraveler? You seem to be very narrowly focused on everything DL related. Just sayin..... And what ex...

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by spinotter
Tue Apr 17, 2018 2:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: COS Airport Fire - Terminal Closed
Replies: 22
Views: 3614

Re: COS Airport Fire - Terminal Closed

As many before me have asked, could OPs please not use 3-letter codes in the thread title for obscure airports, rather provide the name in full. That would be very helpful, thanks I actually expected to read about a fire at the airport of a Greek island when I opened the thread! Guess the code for ...

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by spinotter
Fri Apr 13, 2018 5:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CDG and ORY are changing a lot
Replies: 46
Views: 10307

Re: CDG and ORY are changing a lot

I haven't been to ORY recently but the connector building between West and South terminals is a very good idea. Also, that airport needs to get rid of the ridiculous Orlyval and get a real one-seat access to the city. As per the linked presentation, it looks like the metro will finally be extended ...

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by spinotter
Fri Apr 13, 2018 4:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LA City Council Approves People Mover for LAX
Replies: 60
Views: 7125

Re: LA City Council Approves People Mover for LAX

LAX has to be one of the largest airports in the world without a direct rail link and its in some of the worst traffic. The cost seems high but it also seems badly needed. It will continue to be an airport without a direct rail link. This is just an APM to get to/from remote parking. And to and fro...

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by spinotter
Fri Apr 13, 2018 3:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LA City Council Approves People Mover for LAX
Replies: 60
Views: 7125

Re: LA City Council Approves People Mover for LAX

You are very short-sighted. Metro Rail has a ridership of some 350,000 persons per day. Imagine all those people adding their cars to the freeways. How am I short-sighted? Study after study shows that LA’s public transit is frequented only by persons unable to afford to drive; generally once they c...

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by spinotter
Fri Apr 13, 2018 3:00 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Safe airlines around Cambodia, Vietnam, Malaysia?
Replies: 29
Views: 3093

Re: Safe airlines around Cambodia, Vietnam, Malaysia?

travelhound wrote:
A common term for an expat in this region is "long leg, no hair". I hope you enjoy your time in Cambodia.


What can that possibly mean? East Asians have much less hair, except on the head, than almost all men or women of European or African provenance.

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by spinotter
Thu Apr 12, 2018 9:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LA City Council Approves People Mover for LAX
Replies: 60
Views: 7125

Re: LA City Council Approves People Mover for LAX

About freakin' time. The demand for mass transit in LA/Orange Counties has been steadily declining since the recession and is overwhelmingly utilized by those who can't afford a car. In other words -- demographics that don't bond well for air travel. Just a waste of money... You are very short-sigh...

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by spinotter
Wed Apr 11, 2018 4:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Decade since Delta's merger with Northwest
Replies: 231
Views: 18702

Re: Decade since Delta's merger with Northwest

Northwest was a terrible airline and I don't know how anyone could've enjoyed sitting in those nasty old seats inside a stinky cabin, Delta is a much more well rounded airline, and while they had their flaws they were still an example of industry leaders. Northwest was not a terrible airline. I fle...

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by spinotter
Wed Apr 11, 2018 4:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta and Korean sign JVA
Replies: 606
Views: 71492

Re: Delta and Korean sign JVA

I think I speak for most posters reading this thread (or who stopped reading this thread). Can the DTW-obsessed posters stop? Lets get this thread back on track. I agree wholeheartedly. I am a former NWA fan, but guys, it has been more than ten years since NW was merged into DL, and it's well past ...

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by spinotter
Tue Apr 10, 2018 10:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Decade since Delta's merger with Northwest
Replies: 231
Views: 18702

Re: Decade since Delta's merger with Northwest

Why am I not surprised that this thread turned into a thread about how much poor DTW is perceived to be slighted by DL. Who’s discussing that? One poster claimed that DL has downsized MSP and DTW in favor of ATL, and received a series of responses telling him he’s wrong when in fact he’s right. Let...

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by spinotter
Tue Apr 10, 2018 4:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Decade since Delta's merger with Northwest
Replies: 231
Views: 18702

Re: Decade since Delta's merger with Northwest

And this, my friend, was EXACTLY why Northwest needed to merge. It was doomed as a two Midwest hub airline. Delta saved the salvageable pieces of the Northwest network and the result is a much better airline. LOL it think you have that backwards Delta may have been the surviving name but it was the...

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by spinotter
Tue Apr 10, 2018 3:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Decade since Delta's merger with Northwest
Replies: 231
Views: 18702

Re: Decade since Delta's merger with Northwest

UA was slammed both publicly and on Anet for suffering through an identity crisis. Most people and critics did not want the CO logo on the tail of the UA planes. Many of us are still slamming UA. Pre-merger UA had strong identity and heritage while the tulip was one of the most recognizable logos o...

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by spinotter
Mon Apr 09, 2018 5:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Brussels Airlines getting a 5th Belgian Icon livery
Replies: 19
Views: 4746

Re: Brussels Airlines getting a 5th Belgian Icon livery

An airplane is dedicated to Magritte ... another project concerned Adolphe Sax. Both infinitely more interesting than the Smurfs - can human being sink any lower than the Smurfs - and is that how Belgium would like to be known to the world? Belgium is known for the quality of its waffles, chocolate...

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by spinotter
Mon Apr 09, 2018 5:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Decade since Delta's merger with Northwest
Replies: 231
Views: 18702

Re: Decade since Delta's merger with Northwest

Is it just me or did this line from the article seem wrong? AFAIK, there was a joint vote of DL and NW FAs and the DL side was just a bit bigger, so the lack of a union won.. Or something along those lines. As I said earlier it's misleading at best. The joint DL/NW vote is what voted down unionizat...

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by spinotter
Mon Apr 09, 2018 5:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Decade since Delta's merger with Northwest
Replies: 231
Views: 18702

Re: Decade since Delta's merger with Northwest

As a kid I have great memories of NWs dc10s from bos-msp. Ahhh the days when you could fly a widebody on domestic routes. Now it's a 737 or a puddle jumper. I don't have time to look it up right now, but I believe NW had a flight 72 (?) from SEA to ORD and maybe further east landing in GEG, GTF, BI...

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by spinotter
Sun Apr 08, 2018 10:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Decade since Delta's merger with Northwest
Replies: 231
Views: 18702

Re: Decade since Delta's merger with Northwest

Definitely a merger I hated, I miss the NW brand, hated how DL never even had any appreciation of NW, UA combined their name and at least left the CO colors, AA had heritage planes etc..., DL, just got rid of everything NW, seems like such a me, me ,me airline. And no appreciation for the Northwest...

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by spinotter
Sun Apr 08, 2018 10:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Decade since Delta's merger with Northwest
Replies: 231
Views: 18702

Re: Decade since Delta's merger with Northwest

The reason that Delta doesn't celebrate northwest's heritage is that they began removing special liveries (other than SkyTeam) to try to begin a brand turnaround following the merger. You need to take a look at what Delta was to consumers 10 years ago. Delta had a horrible reputation as an airline....

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by spinotter
Sun Apr 08, 2018 10:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Decade since Delta's merger with Northwest
Replies: 231
Views: 18702

Re: Decade since Delta's merger with Northwest

Found this article on cnbc that details the last decade since DL and NW merged and all the mergers that followed. Deff worth the read, its got some great stats on pax numbers, share of US air traffic per airline before and after, and talks about difficulties of mergers and the current streak of air...

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