phatfarmlines wrote:So the learning from this crash will be adding keys to the ignition for all aircraft.
Delta's dispatchers are union and they're the most profitable airline in the world. Good for WestJet's dispatchers!Jump to post
The chickens are finally coming home to roost, eh?Jump to post
SFB has service to South America on Suriname Air.Jump to post
Some here may be interested in knowing that shortly after the 777 arrived at Delta in the late 90s, there was a major dispute re: pilot pay with the 777. The first few frames actually sat idle for a while while the dispute was sorted out. Basically, Delta wanted to pay 777 pilots less than the MD-11...Jump to post
Because Delta is awesome. That's why.Jump to post
No special accommodation. It will be flown to a scrap yard. The engines will be removed immediately and the cabin fully parted-out in a matter of weeks. All repairables will be remarketed. A month later the airframe will be reduced to rubble and sold to junk yards for scrap.Jump to post
A Boeing spokesman dismissed the agreement as a “questionable deal between two state-subsidized competitors” to try to skirt a recent U.S. trade finding against the CSeries. This repeated shtick from Boeing really is getting old. Boeing is perhaps *the* single-most "state-subsidized" comp...Jump to post
There seems to be a pissing contest between 2 posters above with accusations of fake news. Just a fact check: Over the last year, B6 has been at or near the bottom for on time arrivals. That is not fake news. You just have to google DOT on time stats and read the report. There are a lot of reasons ...Jump to post
The main issue for them would be additional flight attendants. For some reason, southwest prefers to “keep it simple” in this area. They would have no trouble with filling many -10 max but the staffing (and ensuing boarding group changes I guess) might be a real drawback. This is fine. The real air...Jump to post
Bombardier is a cluster of a company, I know this first hand. I reckon it is worth more in parts than as a whole. The C-Series should be sold to either Airbus or Boeing (this is the only thing that will save the program). The CRJ line, now merely lipstick on a 1970s era pig, needs to be put to pastu...Jump to post
They canceled the order, no longer deferred. I worked for Delta during the merger in flight operations. I'm well aware of this. By the way, what does that have to do with my original point? They were wise to avoid being the guinea pigs for Boeing for the 787's teething issues, just as they were wis...Jump to post
Not sure what engine type NW ordered originally, but deferring the 787 orders is increasingly looking like a very wise move on part of post-merger Delta management.Jump to post
This aircraft has an interesting history. It was one of the original BA 777s, ex-GZZZD (one of the few to never make it out of the Landor colors). Last decade, it was converted into VIP use by an outfit at Wallops Island, VA (of all places) where it sat impounded for nearly 7 years. Finally, the bil...Jump to post
Doesn't VX have a contract in Lake Charles for their Airbus maintenance?Jump to post
How is April 25, 2018 "soon"?Jump to post
FoxtrotSierra wrote:You can bet that's going to change very soon.
What a disgraceful decision. If canadian government purchases anything from Boeing in the next 10 years, they should be voted out immediately. And I am not flying WestJet as long as they have their all Boeing fleet. This is cute, considering Air Canada is slowly becoming an all Boeing fleet as we s...Jump to post
Update your resumes now, BBD folks.Jump to post
B6+VX was the only way forward for JetBlue. Now, the writing is on the wall.Jump to post
B6 will be gone within 5 years. They are cornered with nowhere to expand.Jump to post
jfklganyc wrote:Man are you spot on! 100% accurate assessment.
Do Europeans complain about everything? The USA makes up about 40% of departures per day globally. It should be no surprise that it makes up a large percentage of the content as well. Other large markets like China are engineered and controlled by a regulator, so there isn't much to discuss. You sa...Jump to post
The 757 is a dead airplane long term, which is a shame. AA is currently scrapping the old HP 757 simulator, truly the end of an era. From what I understand, the only 757s that will be left flying are the ones with the flat-panel cockpit upgrades.Jump to post