Yeah, better to have the same old questions and threads. You don't have to participate.Jump to post
So far from this thread I have learned from the pilots: 1) Norwegian's employment scheme here will fail because no self respecting US pilot will want to work there. And if they do they are scabs and will be ostracized deliberately by US airlines forever.. 2) Norwegian might succeed and all tens of ...Jump to post
So far from this thread I have learned from the pilots: 1) Norwegian's employment scheme here will fail because no self respecting US pilot will want to work there. And if they do they are scabs and will be ostracized deliberately by US airlines forever.. 2) Norwegian might succeed and all tens of t...Jump to post
I fly DL FC a lot. I have had many burgers. It is one of the better meals and is actually pretty good.Jump to post
This is not a zero sum game. For every miffed VX flyer who goes to UA (funny in itself) there could be three others who like the new AS look and start to fly the airline.Jump to post
I have zero faith in the government's ability to privatize anything correctly anymore. Especially with a president (and other white house and congressional officials) with all kinds of business ties. I don't see how we can privatize something while maximizing public interest. There are countries th...Jump to post
Here's an old article from the Chicago Tribune. At the end it states he returned to TWA. Some crew refused to fly with him and he was promoted to the 747.
http://articles.chicagotribune.com/1990 ... attendants
Tampa appears to be an exception for Southwest..
http://www.tampabay.com/news/tampa-cuba ... he/2314255
Last time I went flight was about 95% full. Only a couple of open seats each way.
Local news did a story. It is delayed. Several issues.
http://wfla.com/2017/03/01/you-paid-for ... n-project/
Up in the Air (yeah obvious) I remember annoying me because it clearly used the McNamara Terminal at DTW for a loyal AA flyer. (I can't remember what city he was supposed to be in) Needless to say there were plenty of airports in that movie. I think only three, DTW being one. STL was used most exte...Jump to post
It's incredulous that AA doesn't have their major management officers sign noncompete agreements. In many cases non competes are only as strong as the paper they're printed on. No competes at the highest level we are talking about are very different than lower level no competes. At the very senior ...Jump to post
Nobody is ever happy. Workers want bigger raises. Managers want even bigger raises and bonuses. The BOD and investors want bigger returns. Each wants it on the backs of the other. Pattern bargaining means there will be times you will be at the top--if you are the first to negotiate. And their will b...Jump to post
Go into your boss and tell him you are going to help out one of your big competitors by giving him a piece of equipment that will get him back in service. Add that you think it would be childish, immature, and morally bankrupt if you don't and he should consider that when making his decision. Get ba...Jump to post
The future is going to wireless personal devices. Watching on tablets and laptops is skyrocketing at homes for everyday viewing, even it people have televisions. AA is actually more cutting edge. Seat back TV's will become just like Blockbuster stores. I take my grandson to lots of places. iPad and ...Jump to post
I think the only fair way to price tickets is by weight. Since the weight carried around affects what it costs the airline to operate, the most fair and efficient way would be prices for total weight. You weigh 200 pounds and want to carry 100 pounds of luggage/carry on then your fare is $300 for a ...Jump to post
There is only Anet ambiguity. The DL site says meals up till 8. The flight is after eight. The booking statement for the flight that leaves after 8pm says refreshments. There is no mention of meals and that conforms with the time provisions. Pretty uniform and unambiguous to me.Jump to post
I doubt too many people are booking over the phone or at the airport these days. . Well, the airport counter is always packed. What are these guys doing? And there are a lot of ticket purchases that DL requires a call to complete. (GUC/RUCs as an example.) Simplistic travel is one theing, complicat...Jump to post
In the beginning the controller instructions were very clear and precise. They were --for whatever reason--said back to the controller but ignored. This went on for several interchanges. She did not break nomenclature until it was apparent he was dangerously screwing up by not following her instruct...Jump to post
It's interesting that when the media cursory reports something we say they are shallow and sensationalistic. But if they take their time, gather statistics, and look into details over an extended period of time they are accused of "rehashing."Jump to post
Isn't this just a rehash of similar articles? Why didn't they report at least one event that happened in the last 16 months? Not rehash. But a look at what was ultimately done about the events over time. And the lack of action by the FAA. What got me was the chilling specific examples that were new.Jump to post
So, at this point, either Allegiant is safe and somebody has an ax to ground against the company, or the FAA is beholden to Allegiant and unable to perform the job of keeping the airline safe. I'm going to have to go for the first one until Allegiant has a serious accident. If we believe #2 is true...Jump to post
Another tough article from the Tampa Bay Times describing lax oversight by Allegiant and the FAA. Heavily documented.
http://www.tampabay.com/projects/2016/i ... own-plane/
Any TLH service to south or central Florida would have to depend a lot on government business and travel. It will be interesting to see if 7Q can make that work.Jump to post
Delta Vacations has added Havana to its offerings. Traffic should pick up as more and more airlines and travel agencies offer package deals and the charter company influence wains. We are so conditioned that Cuba is off limits, and the present political realities perpetrate that so reluctance contin...Jump to post
It's done. Alaska Air Group closes acquisition of Virgin America, becomes the 5th largest U.S. airline And: No decisions regarding the Virgin America brand have been made. Alaska plans to continue to operate the Virgin America fleet with its current name and product for a period of time while it co...Jump to post
Like it or not, even the President of the USA, or a self proclaimed master negotiator, He may be good at negotiating. But believe me, when negotiating a contract such as this, these negotiator go in to such minute details that it fries the brain. I don't believe that Mr. Trump will ever want to get...Jump to post
I don't think the 4B figure is accurate. My understanding is it is more like $2B for two aircraft--not one--with spare engines, parts, training etc. There are added expense of defense systems, refueling systems, secret hush-hush systems that probably drive up the price even more. As we saw in 911 wi...Jump to post
Wrong. More than 50% of the pilots are the US3 are maxed out on the payscale. By 2025 it will be less than 15%. Do the math on that for me. 35% fewer pilots will not max out over the next 8 years? Is there some sort of hiring bubble 20 years ago? Seems with the 65 year old retirement ago more pilot...Jump to post
One thing missing from the discussion are the various tour operations and flights. They are still there and going strong. I just dropped off a couple this morning at TPA. They didn't want to wait for the flights to start. And the week in Cuba looked like fun to them. (And it is.) The JetBlue charter...Jump to post
I think people have to keep in mind it's still not that easy for the average American to go to Cuba. Their are still restrictions. Once all the restrictions have fallen in perhaps another year or so, I predict it'll be the hot spot of the Caribbean. It is extremely easy to go to Cuba. You just have...Jump to post
US service to Cuba is a long game and given slot allocation many carriers will be doing what they can to hold the slots while offering minimal seats. Precisely. Airlines are staking out their claim. Very long game. It is not the usual strategy. Any airline thinking that is foolish, and I don't thin...Jump to post
superjeff wrote:How can you fill all these new seats when the market itself isn't open? It's not like anybody with a passport can just up and go from the US to Cuba; you have to meet various requirements (Not particularly difficult these days, but still. . . .).
The reality is that Midwest Airlines is exactly what you are talking about (although I think the crew was unionized); before they decided to expand to the leisure market and start flying tourist to the west coast. I believe it was the mistake of acquiring aircraft and flying a lot of tourist to the...Jump to post
The Senate president said yesterday that "infrastructure" was not on his agenda. Trump can say what he wants but he needs money from congress to do it. Spending for all that he has proposed is problematic. Would you please post a link to a credible source for ...."infrastructure"...Jump to post