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by bob75013
Thu Aug 16, 2018 12:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: So what’s Iran going to do now ?
Replies: 116
Views: 11610

Re: So what’s Iran going to do now ?

You just don't get it. The U.S. can tell U.S. companies to not sell anything to EU companies that sell product containing stuff from the U.S. companies to Iran. Yes but this only applies IF there are US components. There are a large number of cars sold in Iran from European and Asian manufacturers ...

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by bob75013
Wed Aug 15, 2018 10:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: So what’s Iran going to do now ?
Replies: 116
Views: 11610

Re: So what’s Iran going to do now ?

Basically, US law can only applies to US affairs. The intent of this is to prevent US companies from engaging in business with Iran. The US has no authority to get between EU-Iran matters other than if it has business under the EU umbrella in business with Iran. Realistically, this is actually puni...

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by bob75013
Wed Aug 15, 2018 5:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: So what’s Iran going to do now ?
Replies: 116
Views: 11610

Re: So what’s Iran going to do now ?

As far as I know this USA sanctions are illegal according to the EU, the USA renegaded on a agreement. USA law is USA law not international law. If the USA can sanction EU companies how can it be illegal for the EU to sanction USA companies. I do not know how it will play out, but talking about leg...

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by bob75013
Wed Aug 15, 2018 5:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: North entrance to Love Field Airport considered by Dallas officials
Replies: 0
Views: 247

North entrance to Love Field Airport considered by Dallas officials

Not sure what this would accomplish as the problem isn't at the entrance. The problem is insufficient roadway capacity at the terminal, and there's no way I can see to fix that problem. Also it's laughable that the city thinks it can construct a northern entrance for $50 million as a northern entran...

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by bob75013
Tue Aug 14, 2018 5:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest grounding many airplanes.
Replies: 71
Views: 12014

Re: Southwest grounding many airplanes.

They grounded 66 airplanes, but yet only canceled 30 flights? How is that possible? Peak summer is over. There's slack in the fleet now. Not even close. Peak summer is..... peaking Not really. If you look at the history of WN's system wide fare sales (only two real sales a year), those sales typica...

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by bob75013
Tue Aug 14, 2018 5:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: So what’s Iran going to do now ?
Replies: 116
Views: 11610

Re: So what’s Iran going to do now ?

Why should Airbus give a damn if there are sanctions? Just because there are US parts in it doesn't make it a US airplane. Yeah they might have to face sanctions but no one can stop Airbus from delivering the planes if they want to. I also find the notion that Airbus cannot find EU substitutes for ...

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by bob75013
Mon Aug 06, 2018 10:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta CEO: We beat AA/UA because we have the revenue to sustain it
Replies: 127
Views: 13100

Re: Delta CEO: We beat AA/UA because we have the revenue to sustain it

WN's on time performance and flight completion would definitely say it's not the best run airline. Net margin is only one component of a well run airline. What about customer satisfaction? Do happy customers count? Whose customers are happiest? From a financial and operational standpoint, I think S...

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by bob75013
Mon Aug 06, 2018 8:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta CEO: We beat AA/UA because we have the revenue to sustain it
Replies: 127
Views: 13100

Re: Delta CEO: We beat AA/UA because we have the revenue to sustain it

WN didn't want to serve ATL. WN wanted to remove a competitor. They could have bought AS and decimated SEA just as easy. What a dumb statement since they 127 daily flight there. And what did FL run through Hartsfield? According to Wikipedia, almost 200. Plus, shortly after the takeover, WN removed ...

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by bob75013
Mon Aug 06, 2018 8:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta CEO: We beat AA/UA because we have the revenue to sustain it
Replies: 127
Views: 13100

Re: Delta CEO: We beat AA/UA because we have the revenue to sustain it

Apples to Oranges. Buy a ticket on WN to LHR? DUB? JAC? AMS? BZN? Operating margin to operating margin is very apples to apples. Net margin to net margin is very apples to apples. Bastian is bragging that his is the best run airline. The data says that WN is. WN's on time performance and flight com...

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by bob75013
Mon Aug 06, 2018 8:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta CEO: We beat AA/UA because we have the revenue to sustain it
Replies: 127
Views: 13100

Re: Delta CEO: We beat AA/UA because we have the revenue to sustain it

Well, it's interesting that Bastian didn't mention WN , because WN's net margin is almost 50% better than DL's and better than anyone else in the U.S. I guess he didn't want to look bad. https://farm1.staticflickr.com/848/29789628168_098511f62d_b.jpg Apples to Oranges. Buy a ticket on WN to LHR? DU...

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by bob75013
Mon Aug 06, 2018 8:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta CEO: We beat AA/UA because we have the revenue to sustain it
Replies: 127
Views: 13100

Re: Delta CEO: We beat AA/UA because we have the revenue to sustain it

https://farm1.staticflickr.com/848/2978 ... f62d_b.jpg
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Well, it's interesting that Bastian didn't mention WN , because WN's net margin is almost 50% better than DL's and better than anyone else in the U.S.

I guess he didn't want to look bad.

https://farm1.staticflickr.com/848/2978 ... f62d_b.jpg

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by bob75013
Mon Aug 06, 2018 7:58 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Iran sanctions and new EU statement
Replies: 135
Views: 5803

Re: Iran Sanctions and New EU statment

Mortyman wrote:
kaitak wrote:
Europe can still not sell any more Airbus jets to Iran, due to the US parts involved..



Is it so hard for Europe to make these parts themselves ?


design time, certification and patents likely make that difficult

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by bob75013
Mon Aug 06, 2018 7:55 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Iran sanctions and new EU statement
Replies: 135
Views: 5803

Re: Iran Sanctions and New EU statment

I heard a rumour recently that Trump was open to having a meeting with Rouhani, or did this fall by the wayside after Trump's capital letter twitter rant a few weeks back. Trump did say he was open to meeting with Rouhani. Or anyone for that matter. But Rouhani quickly responded saying that would n...

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by bob75013
Mon Aug 06, 2018 7:52 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Iran sanctions and new EU statement
Replies: 135
Views: 5803

Re: Iran Sanctions and New EU statment

http://www.payvand.com/news/18/jul/1107.html
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Looks like a bunch of major players have already stopped doing business with Iran: Maersk, Total, Peugeot, General Electric, Remault, Reliance, and Siemens

http://www.payvand.com/news/18/jul/1107.html

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by bob75013
Sun Oct 01, 2017 5:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest passenger forcibly removed from flight with pet allergy
Replies: 195
Views: 14689

Re: Southwest passenger forcibly removed from flight with pet allergy

If I have a Bee Sting allergy, and I see / hear a bee in the plane (or anywhere else), I'm outa there, there will be skid marks on the floor, you wont see me for dust. I'm not hanging around to argue the Bees' "right" to be there, I am simply putting as much room between me and it as I ca...

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by bob75013
Sun Oct 01, 2017 4:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest passenger forcibly removed from flight with pet allergy
Replies: 195
Views: 14689

Re: Southwest removes passenger with pet allergy

I’ve seen spaniel sized dogs used as service animals so theirs no need for Great Danes and other extra large breeds to be used. Also xtra large breed dogs usually have short life spans, 6-8 years if the owner is lucky. Earlier in this thread a wheel chair bound flier completely countered your state...

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by bob75013
Sun Oct 01, 2017 2:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest passenger forcibly removed from flight with pet allergy
Replies: 195
Views: 14689

Re: Southwest removes passenger with pet allergy

Like a "special snowflake" who insists on subjecting to everyone else on the plane to the presence of an unwelcome animal? Planes are for transportation, not just humans. Yes, that is why our planes have "cargo compartments". Other than service animals, any other non-human creat...

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by bob75013
Thu Sep 28, 2017 3:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest passenger forcibly removed from flight with pet allergy
Replies: 195
Views: 14689

Re: Southwest removes passenger with pet allergy

Your example would be a proper service animal, but a dog for ermotional support like a PTSD dog is bullshit and should be in the hold. Hauling something onbard a plan like this is seriouysly taking the piss. http://philosophyofdog.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/ServiceDog.jpg So, I guess you'd rath...

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by bob75013
Mon Sep 25, 2017 6:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus in better position than Boeing?
Replies: 38
Views: 6046

Re: Airbus in better position than Boeing?

MrHMSH wrote:
bob75013 wrote:
Let's answer your question with a question: Which has sold 2x more frames than the other this year - BA or AB?


You reckon a manufacturer's position is determined by what happens in one year?


Nope, but if AB were in a much better position than BA, then that would not happen, would it?

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by bob75013
Mon Sep 25, 2017 6:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus in better position than Boeing?
Replies: 38
Views: 6046

Re: Airbus in better position than Boeing?

Let's answer your question with a question: Which has sold 2x more frames than the other this year - BA or AB?

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by bob75013
Mon Sep 25, 2017 5:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Berlin voters: TXL to stay open
Replies: 49
Views: 7281

Re: Berlin voters: TXL to stay open

VSMUT wrote:
IMHO, you shouldn't be asking the entire city about this.



Why not, since the entire city will be affected by the decision?

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by bob75013
Mon Sep 25, 2017 4:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Final Alaska Air 737-400 Combi Flight Scheduled
Replies: 27
Views: 4322

Final Alaska Air 737-400 Combi Flight Scheduled

'The last combi flight is scheduled for Oct. 18, which is also the Alaska Day state holiday. This year marks the 150th anniversary of the formal transfer of Alaska from Russia to the United States. The final flight will deliver the combi plane to Seattle from Juneau. http://www.seattletimes.com/busi...

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by bob75013
Mon Sep 18, 2017 1:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Airlines seeking to expand dominance at Dallas Love Field
Replies: 155
Views: 22084

Re: Southwest Airlines seeking to expand dominance at Dallas Love Field

NZ321 wrote:
Sounds like WN are getting too big for their boots... lol. Surely more diversity of options is in the interests of the travelling public?


There are plenty of options - 12 miles apart. lol back at ya.

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by bob75013
Mon Sep 18, 2017 12:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Airlines seeking to expand dominance at Dallas Love Field
Replies: 155
Views: 22084

Re: Southwest Airlines seeking to expand dominance at Dallas Love Field

Something to add to both arguments; is the discussion of upgauging at WN. I mean, theoretically, upgauging some of the 733s with 738s (and especially oncoming MAX8s, and the option to 'upgrade to Max200s), and we could be seeing increased seats on each flight. Theoretically, WN could 'right size' c...

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by bob75013
Mon Sep 18, 2017 12:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Airlines seeking to expand dominance at Dallas Love Field
Replies: 155
Views: 22084

Re: Southwest Airlines seeking to expand dominance at Dallas Love Field

By leasing the UA gates that DL was dependent on to maintain their service then attempting to evict them. Of course that is an attempt to exclude DL on it's face and is not even reasonably debatable. . You continue to ignore the fact that DL could have leased one of both of the UA gates. It decline...

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by bob75013
Sun Sep 17, 2017 9:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Airlines seeking to expand dominance at Dallas Love Field
Replies: 155
Views: 22084

Re: Southwest Airlines seeking to expand dominance at Dallas Love Field

Really? Exactly how is WN "actively seeking to exclude other airlines." From the article linked in the OP: "In the federal case, however, Southwest indicates in a document filed Aug. 21 that it will challenge Virgin and Alaska’s right to continue using the two gates. Through a proces...

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by bob75013
Sun Sep 17, 2017 9:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Airlines seeking to expand dominance at Dallas Love Field
Replies: 155
Views: 22084

Re: Southwest Airlines seeking to expand dominance at Dallas Love Field

T At DAL the situation is far different. WN is actively seeking to exclude other airlines from providing service therefore is attempting to engage in monopolistic behavior. The legality of this is not clear. . Really? Exactly how is WN "actively seeking to exclude other airlines." What ac...

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by bob75013
Sun Sep 17, 2017 2:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Airlines seeking to expand dominance at Dallas Love Field
Replies: 155
Views: 22084

Re: Southwest Airlines seeking to expand dominance at Dallas Love Field

Calling for more gates at DAL while Southwest tries to go from 95% monopoly to 100% monopoly with zero competitors is a diversion tactic. Meanwhile there are 20+ airlines serving DFW. In this context saying AA has a monopoly at DFW can't be taken seriously - it is an alternative fact. I'll cal that...

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by bob75013
Sun Sep 17, 2017 2:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Airlines seeking to expand dominance at Dallas Love Field
Replies: 155
Views: 22084

Re: Southwest Airlines seeking to expand dominance at Dallas Love Field

One has to wonder why the cities of Dallas, Fort Worth, AA and their supporters in congress ever agreed to the new WA, . That is real easy to explain. First a senator put a rider on a transportation bill that opened up parts of the SE to flights from DAL. The another senator put another rider on a ...

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by bob75013
Sun Sep 17, 2017 2:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Airlines seeking to expand dominance at Dallas Love Field
Replies: 155
Views: 22084

Re: Southwest Airlines seeking to expand dominance at Dallas Love Field

Mckinney is the answer for another passenger service airport in the Metroplex You are so right. Collin County will have over a million residents within 2-3 years. It would also draw pax from northern Dallas County, Rockwall County, et all. I'd also like to see Southwest upset the apple cart by star...

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by bob75013
Sun Sep 17, 2017 12:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Airlines seeking to expand dominance at Dallas Love Field
Replies: 155
Views: 22084

Re: Southwest Airlines seeking to expand dominance at Dallas Love Field

What on earth were the regulators doing when they put all sorts of restrictions of DAL in the first place that caused this? There shouldn't be a gate restriction at DAL. If they fully opened up the airport and allowed for as many gates as physically possible, WN could expand to everywhere they want...

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by bob75013
Mon Sep 11, 2017 5:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why doesn't Russia make larger planes?
Replies: 66
Views: 14332

Re: Why doesn't Russia make larger planes?

They didn't care about quick turn times as internal customs ensured 5+ hour turn times. The designed aircraft utilization was horrid. False reasoning. Neither did western manufacturers and airlines until the LCCs came along. Well WN started forcing US airlines to start worrying about quick turns ab...

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by bob75013
Sat Sep 09, 2017 12:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Airlines seeking to expand dominance at Dallas Love Field
Replies: 155
Views: 22084

Re: Southwest Airlines seeking to expand dominance at Dallas Love Field

It's time to lift all the remaining restrictions at DAL and allow them to build more gates. Alternatively, WN can bite the bullet and move to DFW airport so they can operate wherever they want. Pulleassee .. you do know that WN is the grantor of the $500 million in bonds used to buiid the new termi...

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by bob75013
Fri Sep 08, 2017 11:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Airlines seeking to expand dominance at Dallas Love Field
Replies: 155
Views: 22084

Re: Southwest Airlines seeking to expand dominance at Dallas Love Field

Did you read any of the posts in this topic before you started banging on your keyboard? Especially the one 2 up that talks of the constraints due to traffic and road limitations or did that one just go over your head? I don't like sitting in any traffic that doesn't allow for productivity and wait...

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by bob75013
Mon Sep 04, 2017 2:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Employee Critically Injured by Spinning Prop
Replies: 13
Views: 5775

Re: United Employee Critically Injured by Spinning Prop

The article says the prop was moving, but doesn't specify that the engine was running. Any chance that it was simply windmilling quietly in the breeze? That's not likely. A windmilling prop rotates slowly enough that it's visible. A windmilling prop might hurt you. One that's engine powered is like...

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by bob75013
Sun Sep 03, 2017 5:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Employee Critically Injured by Spinning Prop
Replies: 13
Views: 5775

Re: United Employee Critically Injured by Spinning Prop

You really cannot see a spinning prop unless you happen to stare right at it. I remember flying into Marion, IL. on a Skyhawk with me in the right seat. The person in the left seat let me out to do something, and left the engine running. I walked back to the plane and almost walked into the prop. I ...

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by bob75013
Wed Aug 30, 2017 10:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First Southwest 737 MAX Delivered
Replies: 52
Views: 12264

Re: First Southwest 737 MAX Delivered

Did anyone notice that the first flight routing is "ceremonially" the same as Kelleher's napkin route in 1971 ? Good catch. That's pretty cool. I noticed that when it was first mentioned earlier in the thread. Almost replied then, but decided to read the remaining posts to see if anyone e...

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by bob75013
Thu Aug 17, 2017 9:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DFW E Satellite Terminal - What happens now?
Replies: 51
Views: 8167

Re: DFW E Satellite Terminal - What happens now?

Could Southwest Airlines lease gates in the DFW Terminal E Satellite Terminal in 2025 when it can start service out of DFW without having to give up gates at Dallas Love Field? No, they couldn't. The Wright Compromise prohibits WN from serving DFW if they're serving DAL. The wright compromise (thru...

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by bob75013
Thu Aug 17, 2017 3:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest computer glitch angers frequent flyers
Replies: 16
Views: 2785

Re: Southwest computer glitch angers frequent flyers

Ahh, how right you are. If you are an A lister and book at the last minute and get the worst possible boarding pass C37 or so, you will still be able to board before any B level boarding pass, and you will be able to get an aisle seat somewhere on the plane -- not the the Southwest haters will admi...

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by bob75013
Thu Aug 17, 2017 1:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest computer glitch angers frequent flyers
Replies: 16
Views: 2785

Re: Southwest computer glitch angers frequent flyers

It's no big deal. I'm A list. I got B26 for a DAL/MDW flight a few days ago. SInce A listers can board before B boarding position holders do, I boarded as the equivalent of A61, and took seat 4D. Like I said -- no big deal. Incidentally, WN sent me an e-mail yesterday saying it was adding 1500 point...

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by bob75013
Wed Aug 16, 2017 1:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Effect - Alive and Well
Replies: 5
Views: 1159

Southwest Effect - Alive and Well

https://finance.yahoo.com/m/d618e4a9-9818-3a4e-8dfe-5199962cc6aa/southwest-air-still-has-the.html "Southwest Still Has the Ability to Drag Down Overall Airfare Costs for Consumers A new report concludes that 46 years after it began flying, Southwest Airlines Co. (LUV) still has a significant im...

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by bob75013
Tue Aug 15, 2017 8:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's next for Allegiant? - discussion thread
Replies: 390
Views: 45690

Re: What's next for Allegiant?

I would like to see G4 come back to GYY and maybe create a Chicago focus city there, they could fly from some destinations and sell some Chicago packages, similar to what they do at EWR. Isnt GYY connected to a train that goes to downtown Chicago? Yup, the South Shore electrified line goes past GYY.

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by bob75013
Thu Aug 10, 2017 7:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago Tribune Writer Slams AA (and airlines in general)
Replies: 53
Views: 8221

Re: Chicago Tribune Writer Slams AA (and airlines in general)

[quote="atypical"]In a WX delay the crew isn't given information when their flight will make the destination. Once the weather clears ATC has no idea when normal traffic will be restored and all the diversions remedied. It is just as accurate for them to throw darts at times as it is for t...

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by bob75013
Thu Aug 10, 2017 4:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago Tribune Writer Slams AA (and airlines in general)
Replies: 53
Views: 8221

Re: Chicago Tribune Writer Slams AA (and airlines in general)

The only thing worse than no information about the delay is being lied to about the delay. Actually, there are worse things in aviation but these are quite frustrating because they are avoidable. How right you are. THAT is why I stopped flying American after having been a top tier AAdvantage progra...

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by bob75013
Thu Aug 10, 2017 3:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Just a Matter of Time: SWA will be Largest US carrier
Replies: 71
Views: 11002

Re: Just a Matter of Time: SWA will be Largest US carrier

Sorry William, my typo.... 'not WN and has never been' - but they are #1 for domestic passengers. BTS statistics don't lie./ domestic enplanements last full year data 2016 2015 growth rank pax rank pax rate "1 Southwest 151.740 1 144.575 5.0 2 American** 144.191 3 118.293 21.9 3 Delta 143.076 ...

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by bob75013
Wed Aug 09, 2017 7:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago Tribune Writer Slams AA (and airlines in general)
Replies: 53
Views: 8221

Re: Chicago Tribune Writer Slams AA (and airlines in general)

for not doing more to help delayed passengers Having had two experiences simiiar to his this year, I tend to agree with him I tend to agree with what many of you said about WX delays, but lack of communications from the airline to the pax is, IMO, pretty unaccepable. I have two examples in just the...

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by bob75013
Wed Aug 09, 2017 7:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Midwest Express 2017
Replies: 109
Views: 15167

Re: Midwest Express 2017

They would be much better off modeling their operation off of Porter and getting Q400s (and flying out of Meigs instead of MKE, but that wound is still too fresh). Didn't you know that about 7-9 years ago good ole Mayor Daley sent out the bulldozers under the cover of darkness and, with no notice t...

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by bob75013
Wed Aug 09, 2017 5:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago Tribune Writer Slams AA (and airlines in general)
Replies: 53
Views: 8221

Chicago Tribune Writer Slams AA (and airlines in general)

http://www.chicagotribune.com/business/ ... olumn.html

Having had two experiences simiiar to his this year, I tend to agree with him
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for not doing more to help delayed passengers

http://www.chicagotribune.com/business/ ... olumn.html

Having had two experiences simiiar to his this year, I tend to agree with him

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by bob75013
Mon Aug 07, 2017 12:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WOW AIR Chicago route a failure?
Replies: 37
Views: 6706

Re: WOW AIR Chicago route a failure?

I'm quite sure I know what is going on. NATFLYER (the guy that started the thread) is an Icelandair pilot trying to start negative threads about WOW, his competitor. It's quite petty. Just look at his entire history of contributions. They're mostly just negative comments about WOW or Norwegian. I a...

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