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by TVNWZ
Mon May 21, 2018 3:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates Pilot Shortage
Replies: 143
Views: 27524

Re: Emirates Pilot Shortage

Comparing humans to cargo is a silly, irrelevant argument and just a distraction technique. Not suitable for a facts based forum. How is flying a freighter different than the same plane in a passenger configuration? Cargo can be replaced, human lives cannot be replaced, in case the unthinkable happ...

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by TVNWZ
Sun May 20, 2018 11:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates Pilot Shortage
Replies: 143
Views: 27524

Re: Emirates Pilot Shortage

...This is getting silly! a snapshot from the freight perspective. Just for the sake of the discussion. .... Comparing humans to cargo is a silly, irrelevant argument and just a distraction technique. Not suitable for a facts based forum. How is flying a freighter different than the same plane in a...

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by TVNWZ
Tue May 15, 2018 5:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Next For TPA (Route Wise)?--2018
Replies: 92
Views: 7351

Re: What's Next For TPA (Route Wise)?--2018

The HQ will not be moving very far. No change in airports or travel logistics will occur.

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by TVNWZ
Tue May 15, 2018 1:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska to Close Pilot Base in NYC
Replies: 82
Views: 8868

Re: Alaska to Close Pilot Base in NYC

Probably happy to give up that expensive crash pad in Jamaica.

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by TVNWZ
Tue Apr 24, 2018 2:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Oscar Munoz rejects bonus, Chairman moves on
Replies: 35
Views: 7530

Re: Oscar Munoz rejects bonus, Chairman moves on

Usually, when the board chairman is forced out and the CEO turns down a stock option bonus the CEO is just trying to hold onto his job. Wall Street will grade his work, not the employees.

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by TVNWZ
Tue Apr 17, 2018 12:54 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Op-Ed: Does the media go too far when it comes to aviation?
Replies: 21
Views: 1562

Re: Op-Ed: Does the media go too far when it comes to aviation?

Tell it to the passengers. They are the ones vomiting and crying for their lives. The media reacts to the viewer or reader not the aviation intelligencia. Even on this site, debates can go on forever on whether a particular event is a big deal or not. Article is just whining.

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by TVNWZ
Mon Apr 09, 2018 1:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Decade since Delta's merger with Northwest
Replies: 231
Views: 18578

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 TVNWZ
Wed Mar 28, 2018 7:43 pm
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Thread-starter appears after first reply
Replies: 18
Views: 1604

Re: Thread-starter appears after first reply

This issue appears to be getting more frequent in the last week.

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by TVNWZ
Wed Mar 28, 2018 6:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: RE: Planes collide at Ben Gurion
Replies: 4
Views: 2071

Re: RE: Planes collide at Ben Gurion

Thank you. did not see that.

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by TVNWZ
Wed Mar 28, 2018 6:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: RE: Planes collide at Ben Gurion
Replies: 4
Views: 2071

Re: RE: Planes collide at Ben Gurion

Wow. For some strange reason the original post was locked. It must be something like that.

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by TVNWZ
Wed Mar 28, 2018 12:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Can we discuss the IAM?
Replies: 36
Views: 3188

Re: Can we discuss the IAM?

LTCM wrote:
Dont forget this:

As much as they would argue otherwise, the union is always loyal to itself first. Priority number one is to look after their own interest.

As is the company.

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by TVNWZ
Wed Mar 28, 2018 12:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Can we discuss the IAM?
Replies: 36
Views: 3188

Re: Can we discuss the IAM?

lightsaber wrote:
But they are the union that brought down Eastern:


Lightsaber


That was 27 years ago. There were many factors and characters involved in that story. Lorenzo, Borman, deregulation, and even Trump buying the shuttle.

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by TVNWZ
Mon Mar 26, 2018 2:48 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: AS Aircraft type unknown for VX flight 1 week out
Replies: 54
Views: 3906

Re: AS Aircraft type unknown for VX flight 1 week out

Haters gonna hate NWADTWE16.

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by TVNWZ
Fri Mar 16, 2018 4:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 2018 NCAA Tournament Charters
Replies: 118
Views: 8368

Re: 2018 NCAA Tournament Charters

Marshall was on a regular passenger airline at the time. Southern.

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by TVNWZ
Fri Mar 16, 2018 2:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Judge Rules Delta Only Pays $50 for Injured Kitten
Replies: 45
Views: 4086

Re: Judge Rules Delta Only Pays $50 for Injured Kitten

[twoid][/twoid] Generally in contract law there is some concern that both parties have somewhat equal power. Airports, cities, states, and the FAA are in fact the agents ensuring an appropriate power and they have failed at the job. As they have in the medical field. And as they have in arbitration ...

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by TVNWZ
Thu Mar 15, 2018 10:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Judge Rules Delta Only Pays $50 for Injured Kitten
Replies: 45
Views: 4086

Re: Judge Rules Delta Only Pays $50 for Injured Kitten

klm617 wrote:
In case you don't realize some people treats their pets as family obviously the life of an animal and it's well being isn't of high priority to you over the well being of a large corporate powerhouse.


I would never ship a family member as cargo.

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by TVNWZ
Thu Mar 15, 2018 10:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Judge Rules Delta Only Pays $50 for Injured Kitten
Replies: 45
Views: 4086

Re: Judge Rules Delta Only Pays $50 for Injured Kitten

I know that their legal team threw in somehow jargon in the CoC that only means they are liable for $50. That's brilliant on Delta's part. But, does that make it right? We shouldn't have to pay more to ensure the pet arrives at the destination intact. No, if you want your cat to get their alive don...

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by TVNWZ
Wed Mar 14, 2018 3:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What Has Oscar Munoz Accomplished During His Tenure At UA?
Replies: 68
Views: 7923

Re: What Has Oscar Munoz Accomplished During His Tenure At UA?

Such negative vibes. I fly them more and more and find that they are offering a good service at a good price. I usually get to where I am going on time and without drama. The FC seats are comfortable and the planes are cleanish. And the planes are packed, so regular customers may not feel the negati...

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by TVNWZ
Mon Mar 05, 2018 4:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: STL air service discussion - 2018
Replies: 449
Views: 36842

Re: STL air service discussion - 2018

STL is building a new fuel storage facility. Interesting line. “STL Fuel Company LLC is excited to partner with St. Louis Lambert International Airport to modernize its jet fuel system” said Jim Stevenson, Southwest Airlines Fuel Category Manager and Chairman of STL Fuel Company LLC. So a guy who i...

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by TVNWZ
Mon Mar 05, 2018 4:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United replacing employee bonuses with new program
Replies: 125
Views: 12668

Re: United replacing employee bonuses with new program

I work in a company where things like bonus/profit sharing are paid out in one big check and normally a good 40%+ is eaten away in taxes. For fun I looked at the above calculator and even in Texas a little above 30% is taken away by the tax man on such large bonus payments. You are confusing withho...

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by TVNWZ
Wed Feb 28, 2018 10:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: STL air service discussion - 2018
Replies: 449
Views: 36842

Re: STL air service discussion - 2018

Let me ask you this, do you guys want STL to remain in its current condition? Or would you rather STL design and build a new, consolidated terminal with modern amenities to give arriving passengers a better impression of STL? Everyone wants new, shiny things, but STL can not afford it. As for D, it...

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by TVNWZ
Wed Feb 28, 2018 9:32 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Georgia Lt. Governor Threatens DL Over Cutting Ties with NRA
Replies: 273
Views: 8262

Re: DAL and its future with Georgia

richierich wrote:
Aesma wrote:
If it's a great state with low taxes, why the hell are they giving tax breaks ?


Do the ME3 know about these tax breaks? Isn't a tax break the distant cousin of a government subsidy? :stirthepot:


No, more like First Cousins.

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by TVNWZ
Wed Feb 28, 2018 4:32 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Georgia Lt. Governor Threatens DL Over Cutting Ties with NRA
Replies: 273
Views: 8262

Re: DAL and its future with Georgia

Tempest in a teapot. Six months from now nobody will remember this, and those tax breaks will be sneaked into some other legislation. It's all political posturing.

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by TVNWZ
Mon Feb 26, 2018 7:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Early-morning revving of Allegiant Air jet engines sparks complaints from Sanford residents
Replies: 11
Views: 1292

Re: Early-morning revving of Allegiant Air jet engines sparks complaints from Sanford residents

Looking at Google Maps it does not appear they have an engine run-up area. Maybe that is what's needed.

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by TVNWZ
Fri Feb 23, 2018 4:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta pax endure 12 hour delay
Replies: 34
Views: 7404

Re: Delta pax endure 12 hour delay

DTW is one of the best airports to get stuck in.

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by TVNWZ
Thu Feb 22, 2018 10:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta pax endure 12 hour delay
Replies: 34
Views: 7404

Re: Delta pax endure 12 hour delay

The KC Star story from above makes it very clear all airlines were effected. No party for UA, either. and Holly Rowe was delayed! The KC Star story from above also makes it clear from their spokesperson - "McBride, the KCI spokesman, said Delta was the only airline he was aware of that had “si...

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by TVNWZ
Thu Feb 22, 2018 9:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Next For TPA (Route Wise)?--2018
Replies: 92
Views: 7351

Re: What's Next For TPA (Route Wise)?--2018

Also, SkyConnect opened yesterday. Anyone check it out yet? Yes. I wasn't very impressed by the train/automated mover itself. I have always been a huge fan of the automated people movers from Bombardier that connect each concourse to the terminal but figured that the Mitsubishi train/people mover w...

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by TVNWZ
Thu Feb 22, 2018 8:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta pax endure 12 hour delay
Replies: 34
Views: 7404

Re: Delta pax endure 12 hour delay

The KC Star story from above makes it very clear all airlines were effected. No party for UA, either. and Holly Rowe was delayed!

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by TVNWZ
Thu Feb 22, 2018 3:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta pax endure 12 hour delay
Replies: 34
Views: 7404

Re: Delta pax endure 12 hour delay

kiowa wrote:
Sounds like a Delta screwup which would show on FOX but not CNN. Not nearly as bad as not ordering enough glycol for deicing at a major hub in the midwest in the winter though.


Well played. Well played.

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by TVNWZ
Wed Feb 21, 2018 10:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sun Country to Change Strategy
Replies: 191
Views: 26870

Re: Sun Country to Change Strategy

lavalampluva wrote:
SY aircraft aren't being used very efficiently. On domestic flights there is one A.M. departure from MSP with a return, and one P.M. departure from MSP with a return. On international flights it's one A.M. departure with a late P.M. return.


That might change.

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by TVNWZ
Thu Feb 15, 2018 9:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Employee Uses Vulgarities Towards Customer @ PDX
Replies: 214
Views: 17318

Re: Delta Employee Uses Vulgarities Towards Customer @ PDX

And please tell us how wise you are. From the video it’s easy to see, if you can actually pay attention, that he’s been given the information he needs. HA assumed responsibility for the bag, point blank period. The DL agents repeatedly informed him from his video that he needed to go Hawaiian AND t...

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by TVNWZ
Thu Feb 15, 2018 7:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Employee Uses Vulgarities Towards Customer @ PDX
Replies: 214
Views: 17318

Re: Delta Employee Uses Vulgarities Towards Customer @ PDX

My point is, DL gave him the information, HA did not do what they were supposed to do. If they did, he’d have more to say than “this is a DL tag” DL did not give him the information and you do not know HA did not do what they were supposed to do. The agent did not say, "Let me look that up for...

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by TVNWZ
Wed Feb 14, 2018 7:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Employee Uses Vulgarities Towards Customer @ PDX
Replies: 214
Views: 17318

Re: Delta Employee Uses Vulgarities Towards Customer @ PDX

And for those who say that he should’ve just helped the customer and taken the claim, then DL is taking a DOT hit for something that they are not responsible for and the employee is opening themselves up to discipline for not following policy. These days airlines are closely tracking their MBR and ...

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by TVNWZ
Wed Feb 14, 2018 3:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Employee Uses Vulgarities Towards Customer @ PDX
Replies: 214
Views: 17318

Re: Delta Employee Uses Vulgarities Towards Customer @ PDX

flydude380 wrote:
I continuously see it myself where SOME passengers are self-entitled!


Glad to know that attempting to get my bag back is self-entitlement.

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by TVNWZ
Tue Feb 13, 2018 9:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta C Series Predictions
Replies: 81
Views: 13832

Re: Delta C Series Predictions

.... with capacity definitely under 120 seats that met our mission profiles, including average route distances of under 1,000 nautical miles, not the 2900 nautical miles that have been defined today. ..... In fact, our agreement is structured with maximum takeoff weight provisions that reflect our ...

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by TVNWZ
Tue Feb 13, 2018 2:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 'Mob' breaks out at Des Moines International Airport after 14-hour delay
Replies: 69
Views: 11568

Re: 'Mob' breaks out at Des Moines International Airport after 14-hour delay

It’s not like having to cancel over 200 flights on a Sunday because you didn’t have enough glycol to De-ice the planes. But that would never happen to a traditional airline, would it?

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by TVNWZ
Fri Feb 09, 2018 9:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DAL odd flight MCO to LGW
Replies: 29
Views: 6625

Re: DAL odd flight MCO to LGW

Dominion301 wrote:
The flight number provided by the OP lends itself to this being a charter of some kind.


For the books it probably is a charter--by VS.

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by TVNWZ
Thu Feb 08, 2018 9:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Was Southwest's Move Into Denver Predatory?
Replies: 63
Views: 5776

Re: Was Southwest's Move Into Denver Predatory?

Bottom line was that the senior F9 pilots were not going to throw their junior pilots "under the bus" to become part of WN. Was it a good decision, you be the judge. You have to give the union leaders and F9 pilots credit for being true to their representation organization values. If they...

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by TVNWZ
Tue Feb 06, 2018 8:25 pm
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Quality decline of A.net postings
Replies: 10
Views: 1943

Re: Quality decline of A.net postings

I think you should bring Pep back. He'd get everyone in line. Fast.

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by TVNWZ
Fri Feb 02, 2018 10:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hypothetical: United builds a hub at BNA
Replies: 65
Views: 6963

Re: Hypothetical: United builds a hub at BNA

Ask Gary who told him to place the call.

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by TVNWZ
Fri Feb 02, 2018 9:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hypothetical: United builds a hub at BNA
Replies: 65
Views: 6963

Re: Hypothetical: United builds a hub at BNA

If they wanted a SE hub, they could go with TPA. Or... they can just acquire JetBlue or Spirit and take FLL. :stirthepot: Side note: it wouldn’t surprise me if Fornaro is shopping around Spirit. He’s basically doing the same things he did at AirTran prior to their sale. He did not shop AirTran, SWA...

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by TVNWZ
Fri Feb 02, 2018 8:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How long will Kalitta Charters II keep the 727?
Replies: 48
Views: 6626

Re: How long will Kalitta Charters II keep the 727?

Air Horse One! "Flying Champions since 1969."

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by TVNWZ
Tue Jan 30, 2018 10:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will Jacksonville Ever see TransAtlantic Flights?
Replies: 148
Views: 11334

Re: Will Jacksonville Ever see TransAtlantic Flights?

Sanford and Orlando are to big and too close.

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by TVNWZ
Thu Jan 25, 2018 3:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United posts 2017 net-income 2.1 billion
Replies: 58
Views: 8972

Re: United posts 2017 net-income 2.1 billion

I don't think that is what they are saying. I think what they are saying is that these employees feel that the company is taking advantage of them, by not sharing earnings appropriately. That they are limiting overtime and other practices that limit the amount of money the employee can earn. While ...

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by TVNWZ
Wed Jan 24, 2018 9:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United posts 2017 net-income 2.1 billion
Replies: 58
Views: 8972

Re: United posts 2017 net-income 2.1 billion

The outstations have it particularly tough seeing staff & hour cuts for part time and overtime is almost non existent. Inflight is also feeling the pressure, for instance the 77W holds almost the exact same amount of pax as the 747 but it is being staffed with far less flight attendants. Any ma...

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by TVNWZ
Wed Jan 24, 2018 9:01 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Is the "SR-72 Son of Blackbird" flying already?
Replies: 29
Views: 4345

Re: Is the "SR-72 Son of Blackbird" flying already?

Planeflyer wrote:
Yea, could be but I’ll bet a $ the failures were real.


Most contrived failures are.

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by TVNWZ
Sat Jan 20, 2018 9:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Uniforms for AS
Replies: 54
Views: 7854

Re: New Uniforms for AS

Just hope they are not as toxic as present unis.

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by TVNWZ
Fri Jan 19, 2018 9:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Crazy landing today during high winds (110 km/h) at Düsseldorf Airport
Replies: 44
Views: 10406

Re: Crazy landing today during high winds (110 km/h) at Düsseldorf Airport

The long camera lens will also exaggerate the dipping and yawing.

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by TVNWZ
Fri Jan 19, 2018 2:01 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: If the industry didn't consolidate, who would've survived?
Replies: 23
Views: 2722

Re: If the industry didn't consolidate, who would've survived?

Bankruptcies were rampant. Saying they all would survive is folly. What industry has not had to consolidate? I think you would have the same national airlines you have today. DL, AA, UA, WN. Then add in several opportunistic LLCs to round out the total. You either grow or die. You can not stay stagn...

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