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by bob75013
Fri Jun 15, 2018 1:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dallas says it has a plan to resolve Southwest-Delta fight for Love Field gates
Replies: 300
Views: 24664

Re: WN, DL, AA, and others object to DAL gate plan

First the city of Dallas wouldn't allow that many gates. There's no way DFW and the city of Fort Worth would agree to it, because the limitation on gates was agreed upon in order to eliminate the Wright Amendment. Last, DAL only has two runways. How would DAL be able to efficiently operate 50 more ...

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by bob75013
Wed Jun 13, 2018 6:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dallas says it has a plan to resolve Southwest-Delta fight for Love Field gates
Replies: 300
Views: 24664

Re: WN, DL, AA, and others object to DAL gate plan

If WN does plan on establishing a 2nd focus city in the DFW Metroplex in addition to DAL, would it be at DFW, or would it be at another airport such as AFW or TKI? IMO it depends on whether or not WN wants to fly internationally from Dallas. If yes, DFW probably makes the most sense. If no, I expec...

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by bob75013
Wed Jun 06, 2018 6:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates looking to Windowless planes [BBC]
Replies: 151
Views: 14831

Re: Emirates looking to Windowless planes [BBC]

Vertigo anyone? Your head says the plane is moving, but your eyes say no. I agree. I wouldn;t get on a windowless plane.

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by bob75013
Mon Jun 04, 2018 7:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA1897 SAT-PHX Diverted suffering hail damage
Replies: 64
Views: 8631

Re: AA1897 SAT-PHX Divert

Wonder if there are any paint less dent repair shops in El Paso?

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by bob75013
Mon Jun 04, 2018 5:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus sales chief defiant on A330neo demand as Boeing seals new win
Replies: 132
Views: 26254

Re: Airbus sales chief defiant on A330neo demand as Boeing seals new win

If it doesn't sell much over the summer airshows, then there is real reason for concern. This. Lets wait and see the flurry of orders at the major shows. We know Airbus holds back orders till the shows to make a big splash. If true, that strategy cost Airbus the Hawaiian order for A338s, which said...

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by bob75013
Mon Jun 04, 2018 4:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus sales chief defiant on A330neo demand as Boeing seals new win
Replies: 132
Views: 26254

Re: Airbus sales chief defiant on A330neo demand as Boeing seals new win

A330Neo sales will pick up in a few years sounds an awful lot like A380 sales will pick up in a few years.

Same song. Second verse. Time will tell

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by bob75013
Mon Jun 04, 2018 3:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA1897 SAT-PHX Diverted suffering hail damage
Replies: 64
Views: 8631

Re: AA1897 SAT-PHX Divert

https://www.nbcdfw.com/news/local/Ameri ... 36861.html
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I posted another thread on this as this one was being posted.

The diversion was due to turbulence related damage

https://www.nbcdfw.com/news/local/Ameri ... 36861.html

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by bob75013
Mon Jun 04, 2018 3:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA SAT:PHX Flight damaged by turbulence - diverts to ELP
Replies: 2
Views: 634

AA SAT:PHX Flight damaged by turbulence - diverts to ELP

'An American Airlines flight was diverted to El Paso Sunday night due to strong turbulence, officials say. American Airlines flight 1897 departed from San Antonio International Airport at 6:57 p.m. Saturday en route to Phoenix, but landed in El Paso after the aircraft sustained damage due to weather...

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by bob75013
Mon Jun 04, 2018 3:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dog found dead after cross-country DL flight
Replies: 84
Views: 6953

Re: Dog found dead after cross-country DL flight

Dogs are just property in the eyes of the law. Its like having a damaged suitcase. Are you an attorney? It seems that a real attorney disagrees with you" https://www.inverse.com/article/42445-united-airlines-dog-death-lawsuit-lawyer and a dog killed by police was worth $1.26 million at trial -...

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by bob75013
Mon Jun 04, 2018 2:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dog found dead after cross-country DL flight
Replies: 84
Views: 6953

Re: Dog found dead after cross-country DL flight

Interesting thing I just learned: "An attorney for the Pomeranian's owner, Evan Oshan, who also represented the family of Kokito the French bulldog that died on the United flight, told NBC 4 New York that the dog's owner is trying to retrieve Alejandro's remains." Well, we have attorneys ...

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by bob75013
Mon Jun 04, 2018 2:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dog found dead after cross-country DL flight
Replies: 84
Views: 6953

Re: Dog found dead after cross-country DL flight

Interesting thing I just learned: "An attorney for the Pomeranian's owner, Evan Oshan, who also represented the family of Kokito the French bulldog that died on the United flight, told NBC 4 New York that the dog's owner is trying to retrieve Alejandro's remains." Well, we have attorneys t...

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by bob75013
Mon Jun 04, 2018 12:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dog found dead after cross-country DL flight
Replies: 84
Views: 6953

Re: Dog found dead after cross-country DL flight

Looking at the information available, it is not obvious to me that DL or its contractors/employees screwed up here. This is quite distinct from the UA situation in which a UA crew member ordered a passenger to do something against company policy (and just plain common sense). I thought that the cre...

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by bob75013
Sun Jun 03, 2018 7:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Colt, Arkansas Airport Destroyed By Tornado
Replies: 0
Views: 419

Colt, Arkansas Airport Destroyed By Tornado

https://weather.com/news/news/2018-06-0 ... ms-impacts
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I suspect that they'll need more than speed tape and a good buff out for most of the destroyed aircraft.

https://weather.com/news/news/2018-06-0 ... ms-impacts

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by bob75013
Sun Jun 03, 2018 2:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dog found dead after cross-country DL flight
Replies: 84
Views: 6953

Re: It Appears That DL Kills Dogs, Too,

Uh, maybe because employees representing UA asked a passenger to store their dog in an overhead bin, or because UA flew a dog to 6,000 to Japan instead of a few hundred? Those are screw ups, this does not appear to be so far. The DL employee that accepted the dog for shipment in violation of DL rul...

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by bob75013
Sun Jun 03, 2018 12:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dog found dead after cross-country DL flight
Replies: 84
Views: 6953

Re: It Appears That DL Kills Dogs, Too,

Delta will not draw nearly the public scorn of United for a similar incident, though. Uh, maybe because employees representing UA asked a passenger to store their dog in an overhead bin, or because UA flew a dog to 6,000 to Japan instead of a few hundred? Those are screw ups, this does not appear t...

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by bob75013
Sat Jun 02, 2018 11:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dog found dead after cross-country DL flight
Replies: 84
Views: 6953

Re: It Appears That DL Kills Dogs, Too,

Your thread title is misleading, sensationalist and without merit. Most of us who have worked or still work in this industry have pets. 99.9% of us would never do anything to harm someone else's animal. Some pets just cannot cope with being in the hold. Over 500,000 pets traveled and 24 died? Reall...

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by bob75013
Sat Jun 02, 2018 10:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dog found dead after cross-country DL flight
Replies: 84
Views: 6953

Re: It Appears That DL Kills Dogs, Too,

If DL had AA's pet travel policy this wouldn't have happened " To ensure your pet isn’t exposed to extreme heat, American Airlines imposes an embargo any time the current or forecasted temperature is above 85 degrees Fahrenheit at any location on the itinerary. However, if your pet fits in an ...

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by bob75013
Sat Jun 02, 2018 10:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dog found dead after cross-country DL flight
Replies: 84
Views: 6953

Re: It Appears That DL Kills Dogs, Too,

[quote="Jayafe"]One of the few cases US3 can not be blamed for. With the size of that dog: quote] Well, it appears that is not true, as it seems that DL did not adhere to it's own pet travel policy: "To ensure the safety of your pet, Delta places an embargo on pets as checked baggage ...

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by bob75013
Sat Jun 02, 2018 9:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dog found dead after cross-country DL flight
Replies: 84
Views: 6953

Re: It Appears That DL Kills Dogs, Too,

If DL had AA's pet travel policy this wouldn't have happened " To ensure your pet isn’t exposed to extreme heat, American Airlines imposes an embargo any time the current or forecasted temperature is above 85 degrees Fahrenheit at any location on the itinerary. However, if your pet fits in an a...

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by bob75013
Sat Jun 02, 2018 9:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dog found dead after cross-country DL flight
Replies: 84
Views: 6953

Re: It Appears That DL Kills Dogs, Too,

One of the few cases US3 can not be blamed for. With the size of that dog: o My previous comment was an indictment of the dog's owner. What was he/she thinking when the dog was checked in and the local temp was to exceed 100 F. That being said, DL knew the temp forecast too, and should have exercis...

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by bob75013
Sat Jun 02, 2018 9:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dog found dead after cross-country DL flight
Replies: 84
Views: 6953

Re: It Appears That DL Kills Dogs, Too,

Your thread title is misleading, sensationalist and without merit. Most of us who have worked or still work in this industry have pets. 99.9% of us would never do anything to harm someone else's animal. Some pets just cannot cope with being in the hold. Over 500,000 pets traveled and 24 died? Reall...

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by bob75013
Sat Jun 02, 2018 5:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: (single engine)Airplane hits tractor-trailer hauling pigs during emergency landing on highway
Replies: 1
Views: 730

(single engine)Airplane hits tractor-trailer hauling pigs during emergency landing on highway

http://www.foxnews.com/travel/2018/06/0 ... ghway.html
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off I-80 in Wyoming.

The last sentence of the story should cause a big groan: “Sounds like the semi was hogging the road,”

http://www.foxnews.com/travel/2018/06/0 ... ghway.html

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by bob75013
Fri Jun 01, 2018 10:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Thoughts about a Self flying air-taxi?
Replies: 3
Views: 280

Re: Thoughts about a Self flying air-taxi?

Theres a company that's been developing a selfpiloting taxi. It's called the Cora, they are also developing a flying car for personal use as well. Called the Flyer. Just curious as to whats the concesus on here. General thoughts and ideas. My main concern is that statisically flying is safer than d...

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by bob75013
Wed May 30, 2018 8:00 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: How far out of the way will people connect?
Replies: 105
Views: 4416

Re: How far out of the way will people connect?

The two I can remember on CO were DFW-CLE-ORD and I think one time I did DFW-EWR-ORD

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by bob75013
Sat May 26, 2018 2:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Friday May 25, 1979. 39 Years since AA 191 at O'Hare
Replies: 38
Views: 5092

Re: Friday May 25, 1979. 39 Years since AA 191 at O'Hare

I remember it well. I had flown into ORD that morning, and was in an east facing hotel room on the Kennedy Expressway when I saw a stream of fire trucks heading west. I thought that a plane must have crashed so I went to a west facing window and saw that awful plume of black smoke. I have had an irr...

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by bob75013
Fri May 25, 2018 7:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dallas says it has a plan to resolve Southwest-Delta fight for Love Field gates
Replies: 300
Views: 24664

Re: WN, DL, AA, and others object to DAL gate plan

The only direction the terminal can be expanded is west and that is a big if. It would require the closing of Runway 18/36 and the reloacation of taxiways etc. in order to get aircraft to both of the parallel runways. They may also have to remove an FBO that is west of the terminal and the aircraft...

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by bob75013
Wed May 23, 2018 5:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FAA Gives Final Approval to 777X Folding Wings
Replies: 110
Views: 11976

Re: FAA Gives Final Approval to 777X Folding Wings

Am I wrong in assuming most clean sheet designs in the future will have some type of wingtip extensions? It seems to me a relatively easy way to squeeze a bit more efficiency out of a wing for not that much more cost. Time will tell, but the thought of future smaller widebodies fitting into narrow ...

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by bob75013
Mon May 21, 2018 2:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN's Upcoming Winter Schedule Release on 5/31
Replies: 261
Views: 22285

Re: WN's Upcoming Winter Schedule Release on 5/31

MIflyer12 wrote:
stlgph wrote:
Oh good, so we're already off and running on the endless naming of random cities where Southwest can add service. Put me down for Peoria to Spokane.


It would seem good practice to let them announce new routes and then comment, rather than speculate.


How refreshing. A voice of common sense.

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by bob75013
Fri May 18, 2018 5:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA RFQ now ongoing for 767 replacement?
Replies: 215
Views: 29313

Re: UA RFQ now ongoing for 767 replacement?

Airbus is the worlds largest commercial aircraft maker. United is a big Boeing customer - perhaps the Lufthansa of the US but in reverse. They already have the 787 in their fleet vs 0 A330s. Why, then, are the Airbus guys going on the offensive with their defensiveness (so to speak)? Indeed, they m...

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by bob75013
Fri May 18, 2018 4:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA RFQ now ongoing for 767 replacement?
Replies: 215
Views: 29313

Re: UA RFQ now ongoing for 767 replacement?

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-united-aircraft/airbus-loses-ground-in-bid-to-sell-jets-to-united-sources-idUSKCN1IJ1SK?il=0 Sounds like prospects aren’t good for the A330neo at United. :rotfl: It seems some of the US press is out for good news. UA is a big 787 operator. Why order an additional ...

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by bob75013
Fri May 18, 2018 3:57 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airline livery you miss the most
Replies: 166
Views: 8476

Re: Airline livery you miss the most

NZ321 wrote:
I loved the old Continental Airlines livery, frankly. The one from the 1980s that was phased out around 1992-3.


Agree. The proud bird with the golden tail ... and the jingle that accompanied the tv ads "we really move our tail for you..."

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by bob75013
Fri May 18, 2018 2:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA RFQ now ongoing for 767 replacement?
Replies: 215
Views: 29313

Re: UA RFQ now ongoing for 767 replacement?

"Airbus loses ground in bid to sell jets to United: sources" https://finance.yahoo.com/news/airbus-loses-ground-bid-sell-jets-united-sources-135446947--finance.html Why is UA extremely important to Airbus? The article explains: "Sources said more than 15 A330 output slots remain unfil...

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by bob75013
Thu May 17, 2018 11:58 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: EU to reactivate 'blocking statute' against US sanctions on Iran for European firms
Replies: 87
Views: 5238

Re: EU to reactivate 'blocking statute' against US sanctions on Iran for European firms

[ Also, why are Saudi Arabia and Israel and Pakistan and India allowed to have nukes but Iran is not? Well Saudi Arabia has said it will get nukes if Iran gets them. It doesn't have them yet. The fact of the matter is that the more countries that get nukes, the more likely the world will find one o...

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by bob75013
Thu May 17, 2018 11:51 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: EU to reactivate 'blocking statute' against US sanctions on Iran for European firms
Replies: 87
Views: 5238

Re: EU to reactivate 'blocking statute' against US sanctions on Iran for European firms

[... and probably fecklessly accelerated the likelihood Iran develops a nuclear weapon in the next 10-15 year period which the deal had previously staved off. . The original Iran deal went into effect in 2015. It was a 10 year deal that allows Iran to restart it's nuclear program in 7 years. That's...

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by bob75013
Thu May 17, 2018 11:41 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: EU to reactivate 'blocking statute' against US sanctions on Iran for European firms
Replies: 87
Views: 5238

Re: EU to reactivate 'blocking statute' against US sanctions on Iran for European firms

[... and probably fecklessly accelerated the likelihood Iran develops a nuclear weapon in the next 10-15 year period which the deal had previously staved off. . The original Iran deal went into effect in 2015. It was a 10 year deal that allows Iran to restart it's nuclear program in 7 years. That's...

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by bob75013
Wed May 16, 2018 10:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dallas says it has a plan to resolve Southwest-Delta fight for Love Field gates
Replies: 300
Views: 24664

Re: Dallas says it has a plan to resolve Southwest-Delta fight for Love Field gates

I haven't read what is the plan that Dallas has? The answer is in the very first post of this thread. In a nutshell, Dallas would grant a carrier a 3 year temporary authority to serve Love Field. The "plan" does not specify where it plans to get the gate space to do that -- which essentia...

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by bob75013
Wed May 16, 2018 4:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dallas says it has a plan to resolve Southwest-Delta fight for Love Field gates
Replies: 300
Views: 24664

Re: Dallas says it has a plan to resolve Southwest-Delta fight for Love Field gates

Oh, please. Delays at DFW are a big factor. At DFW I never have less than 15 minutes of taxi time and then that's if I'm not stuck behind 20 other departures. I almost never spend more then 5 minutes taxiing at DAL - and that's only if wx moves in. WN can treat Dallas/Ft Worth the way it does LA - ...

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by bob75013
Wed May 16, 2018 4:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dallas says it has a plan to resolve Southwest-Delta fight for Love Field gates
Replies: 300
Views: 24664

Re: Dallas says it has a plan to resolve Southwest-Delta fight for Love Field gates

I completely disagree with this. The delays at DFW aren’t really a factor in WN’s decision making process on whether to service an Airport anymore. Look no further than ATL, LGA, EWR, etc. I think WN will go to DFW (or at least threaten to) in 2024 if the Wright Restrictions on the 20 Gate cap are ...

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by bob75013
Wed May 16, 2018 4:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dallas says it has a plan to resolve Southwest-Delta fight for Love Field gates
Replies: 300
Views: 24664

Re: Dallas says it has a plan to resolve Southwest-Delta fight for Love Field gates

Agreed, DFW is the most important economic engine to the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex. Any move made to cater to one airline and a passenger pool that represents less than half of the population of potential passengers is counter productive to growth and stimulation to the local economy. All airline...

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by bob75013
Wed May 16, 2018 11:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dallas says it has a plan to resolve Southwest-Delta fight for Love Field gates
Replies: 300
Views: 24664

Re: Dallas says it has a plan to resolve Southwest-Delta fight for Love Field gates

5) WN agreed to the gate limit because it was desperate to fly unimpeded from DAL As they say "half a loaf, is better than no bread at all." WN got some of what it wanted, AA. Ft. Worth and DFW got some of what they wanted. Everybody swallowed some bitter pills. The heart of the problem a...

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by bob75013
Wed May 16, 2018 11:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dallas says it has a plan to resolve Southwest-Delta fight for Love Field gates
Replies: 300
Views: 24664

Re: Dallas says it has a plan to resolve Southwest-Delta fight for Love Field gates

The answer predates all of the discussion and "Agreements " you have heard forever.The Master Agreement between Cities of Dallas and Ft. Worth and the FAA was to close Love Field and build a new airport For ALL Commercial Flight Activity. Reason was safety, crowded space, lack of adequate...

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by bob75013
Tue May 15, 2018 11:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Tariffs or sanctions against Airbus imports into the US are possible if Airbus loses at the WTO, says Boeing
Replies: 81
Views: 10035

Re: Tariffs or sanctions against Airbus imports into the US are possible if Airbus loses at the WTO, says Boeing

[url] [/url] The EU is not Canada, they have more than enough trade firepower to retaliate... And do What Exactly?? Not fly to the USA? Like applying tariffs on 787 sold to European airlines The's a bit of a difference between applying tariffs because the WTO says you were damaged and applying tarif...

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by bob75013
Tue May 15, 2018 11:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dallas says it has a plan to resolve Southwest-Delta fight for Love Field gates
Replies: 300
Views: 24664

Re: Dallas says it has a plan to resolve Southwest-Delta fight for Love Field gates

DL is squatting on WN's gate. DL had been using AA's gate, but then AA sold the gate to VX. WN agreed to TEMPORARILY let Dl use some gate space. DL refused to leave after the TEMPORARY agreement time period ended. That is what happened. AA didn't SELL their gates to VX, the DOT awarded the SUBLEASE...

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by bob75013
Tue May 15, 2018 11:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hail Damages Southwest Planes in DEN
Replies: 34
Views: 8819

Re: Hail Damages Southwest Planes in DEN

I live in Dallas and our epic airport hail storm was May 1, 1995. It knocked about 100 of AA's planes out of service at DFW - and caused $5000 in damage to my then new Ford Explorer which was parked at DFW for my trip to Calgary

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by bob75013
Tue May 15, 2018 6:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dallas says it has a plan to resolve Southwest-Delta fight for Love Field gates
Replies: 300
Views: 24664

Re: Dallas says it has a plan to resolve Southwest-Delta fight for Love Field gates

Yes there is a reason why the airport is capped at 20 gates. And yes there is a reason why Delta should be accommodated at Love Field even Herb said so! The circumstances have significantly changed in the DAL/DFW market since the 5-party agreement was negotiated, including the following: ⋅&nbs...

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by bob75013
Tue May 15, 2018 4:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dallas says it has a plan to resolve Southwest-Delta fight for Love Field gates
Replies: 300
Views: 24664

Re: Dallas says it has a plan to resolve Southwest-Delta fight for Love Field gates

But they should be allowed to if they want to. Any airline should be allowed to if they want to. DL has a RIGHT to continue their existing service and you didn't have to be part of the 5 party agreement to operate at DAL. Airlines are required to make reasonable accommodations for new entrants. Ass...

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by bob75013
Mon May 14, 2018 11:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hail Damages Southwest Planes in DEN
Replies: 34
Views: 8819

Re: Hail Damages Southwest Planes in DEN

http://denver.cbslocal.com/2018/05/14/flights-canceled-hail-denver-international-airport/amp/ Sixty Southwest flights were canceled in and out of DEN due to a hail storm last night that damaged over a dozen planes, but surprisingly other airlines weren’t affected. The article mentions that most of ...

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