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by ilovelamp
Sun May 20, 2018 4:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Connection skids off the Runway in LEX
Replies: 7
Views: 4641

Re: Delta Connection skids off the Runway in LEX

Ionosphere wrote:
It's amazing how some airlines have such bad luck in certain cities; ie. TWA in FCO.


Comair and Endeavor. Not even remotely the same airline. All they had in common is the mainline partner they were flying for.

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by ilovelamp
Sun May 20, 2018 4:29 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Pilot pay: twins vs quads
Replies: 8
Views: 945

Re: Pilot pay: twins vs quads

Range and payload all lead to the revenue the aircraft can generate. From there, the pilots' slice is calculated. No specific formula but it’s determined through contract negotiations or set by management at non-union shops.

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by ilovelamp
Fri May 18, 2018 8:42 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Illuminated Tail: how and why?
Replies: 25
Views: 4097

Re: Illuminated Tail: how and why?

Is there a separate switch for the tail illumination lights (managed by the cockpit), or are they on the same circuit as the other navigation lights? I mean, you wouldn't see the tail illumination int the daytime, but I can't imagine there's a "turn on tail illumination lights" in the pre...

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by ilovelamp
Fri May 18, 2018 8:18 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Illuminated Tail: how and why?
Replies: 25
Views: 4097

Re: Illuminated Tail: how and why?

Is there a separate switch for the tail illumination lights (managed by the cockpit), or are they on the same circuit as the other navigation lights? I mean, you wouldn't see the tail illumination int the daytime, but I can't imagine there's a "turn on tail illumination lights" in the pre...

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by ilovelamp
Fri May 18, 2018 7:12 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Illuminated Tail: how and why?
Replies: 25
Views: 4097

Re: Illuminated Tail: how and why?

Mostly for brand recognition but certainly could help both local ATC and pilots with visual contact. I’ve seen some have the lights imbedded on the top side of the horizontal stabilizers. The 717 (maybe the 88/90s, too?) uses lights on the wing tips. On the CRJ-200 they are on the engine fairing bet...

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by ilovelamp
Tue May 15, 2018 5:42 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: cop shoots a groundhog
Replies: 43
Views: 1485

Re: cop shoots a groundhog

I guess his shadow has a few holes in it now.

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by ilovelamp
Wed May 09, 2018 10:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why are Southwest’s Flights always so bumpy?
Replies: 92
Views: 13490

Re: Why are Southwest’s Flights always so bumpy?

It seems to me like WN planes taxi on the ground faster than legacy carriers. Is it just me or is this actually true? Definitely true. Their block times are typically a few minutes less gate to gate than other flights on the same city pair so they have to move faster. For any WN pilots in this thre...

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by ilovelamp
Fri Apr 27, 2018 3:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta CSeries deliveries to begin this year
Replies: 118
Views: 26729

Re: Delta CSeries deliveries to begin this year

cessna2 wrote:
Looks like its been confirmed that LAX will be the 2nd CS100 base. The LAX 717 base will be closing in the next 18-24 months.


Where was this confirmed?

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by ilovelamp
Wed Apr 25, 2018 2:49 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Deadheading Pilots
Replies: 31
Views: 3578

Re: Deadheading Pilots

I travel fairly often by air within the United States and it seems like on every flight I take there is at least one uniformed pilot on every flight in the passenger cabin that is deadheading somewhere. In addition I imagine there are often pilots who are also traveling out of uniform. When pilots ...

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by ilovelamp
Wed Apr 25, 2018 2:04 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Deadheading Pilots
Replies: 31
Views: 3578

Re: Deadheading Pilots

Man I'm just poking fun, don't take it so seriously. Every airline has "that" guy who thinks he's God's gift to aviation. It isn't free either, they are paying a lot for those seats! Absolutely right...every airline has its knuckleheads. However, you put that label on the entire pilot gro...

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by ilovelamp
Wed Apr 25, 2018 3:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Republics CSeries Order
Replies: 35
Views: 6805

Re: Republics CSeries Order

Those of you that think scope is going to be relaxed at the Big 3 have not paid attention to the contracts of late, the negotiations or the current market for pilots. There is a reason the lid is set at 76 seats/86,000 pounds, its called SCOPE CHOKE. The pilots want those planes flown at the main l...

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by ilovelamp
Mon Apr 23, 2018 12:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest cancels 100+ flights today
Replies: 51
Views: 10879

Re: Southwest cancels 100+ flights today

Another thought is it’s better to get this done before the summer flying season, lest there would probably be even more flights affected.

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by ilovelamp
Wed Apr 18, 2018 12:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta CSeries deliveries to begin this year
Replies: 118
Views: 26729

Delta CSeries deliveries to begin this year

gsg013 wrote:
If you look at a number of December and November dates have multiple 757-200 BNA-ATL... I believe they are doing this to come back at NW for entering the market.

Look at 12/6 for example:
5x: 757-200
5x MD-88


The 757s start just a couple weeks after SWA enters the market in August.

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by ilovelamp
Tue Apr 17, 2018 4:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN 1380 LGA-DAL emergency landing at PHL, 1 fatality
Replies: 720
Views: 116953

Re: WN 1380 LGA-DAL emergency landing at PHL

dtw2hyd wrote:
Ten injured, one critical.

Also, FR24 showing N772SW doing BNA-LGA(WN2093) was diverted to JRB this morning. Maybe a data glitch.


JRB is a heliport, so yeah, obviously a glitch.

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by ilovelamp
Thu Apr 05, 2018 2:18 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Does visibility ever determine runway direction?
Replies: 12
Views: 1057

Re: Does visibility ever determine runway direction?

Humor me if this is a dumb question -- I live near the approach/departure path for PHL. Usually the airport is in west flow, but if the winds are coming from the east then they shift to east flow. However, it seems as if cloudy / rainy days frequently correspond to east flow. I am not sure if the w...

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by ilovelamp
Fri Mar 30, 2018 10:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Going On In Nashville? - 2018
Replies: 1075
Views: 60863

Re: What's Going On In Nashville? - 2018

Another good point. And, DL is dealing with the new WN competition on BNA-ATL by dumping capacity into that route. What do you mean by this? I count 5 757s in the DL schedule on most November weekdays. It has been a decade or more since there was more than one. It looks like this starts in late Aug...

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by ilovelamp
Fri Mar 30, 2018 10:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Going On In Nashville? - 2018
Replies: 1075
Views: 60863

Re: What's Going On In Nashville? - 2018

What do you mean by this? I count 5 757s in the DL schedule on most November weekdays. It has been a decade or more since there was more than one. Wow, I hadn’t realized they were upgauging that extremely. Are they decreasing frequency as they upgauge aircraft? It doesn’t appear so. Also remember t...

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by ilovelamp
Fri Mar 30, 2018 12:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Going On In Nashville? - 2018
Replies: 1075
Views: 60863

Re: What's Going On In Nashville? - 2018

What incentive is there for DL to "try a RDU type deal in Nashville" given the fact that other potential focus cities (some of which are already on their way there) like IND, CMH, CLE, PIT, or SAT have far less competition? Plus, their flagship hub is a 3 1/2 hour drive from BNA. Why woul...

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by ilovelamp
Fri Mar 23, 2018 12:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SFO NBC Affiliate Runs Hysterical Fact-Free Go-Around Investigation Segment
Replies: 23
Views: 2910

Re: SFO NBC Affiliate Runs Hysterical Fact-Free Go-Around Investigation Segment

Published Aug 25, 2016... By definition, I think we can call this “old” news. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk From the video - (Published Wednesday, Mar 21, 2018) It aired yesterday, March 21st. Very weird. I, too, saw the notes and the date I saw was exactly that which I posted earlier. Now I w...

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by ilovelamp
Thu Mar 22, 2018 12:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SFO NBC Affiliate Runs Hysterical Fact-Free Go-Around Investigation Segment
Replies: 23
Views: 2910

Re: SFO NBC Affiliate Runs Hysterical Fact-Free Go-Around Investigation Segment

Published Aug 25, 2016...

By definition, I think we can call this “old” news.


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by ilovelamp
Sat Mar 17, 2018 10:55 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Growing Up: Toys "R" Us is shuddering its US and UK stores for good
Replies: 15
Views: 622

Re: Growing Up: Toys "R" Us is shuddering its US and UK stores for good

scbriml wrote:
2707200X wrote:
Toys "R" Us is shuddering its US and UK stores for good


"Shuddering"? :confused:


Udderly ridiculous :)

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by ilovelamp
Sat Mar 17, 2018 10:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA accused of wasting investor money
Replies: 48
Views: 7194

Re: AA accused of wasting investor money

ual763 wrote:
I’m beginning to think that Continental had the right idea by not choosing to install the HUD on their 737s when they bought them, which now obviously transferred over to UAL. I know Delta’s newer 737s have them, but do their older 737-800s have the HUD?


Every Delta 737 has a HUD.

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by ilovelamp
Sat Mar 17, 2018 8:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA CEO says no new hubs, fleet growth, point to point flying
Replies: 93
Views: 17330

Re: AA CEO says no new hubs, fleet growth, point to point flying

AA is 24 billion dollars in debt (and growing). They couldn't even afford a pack of bubbalicious bubble gum if they wanted, let alone try to build a new hub, focus city or buy a new plane. For comparison purposes, DL is now under 8 billion in debt and decreasing. DL's debt position is arguably wors...

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by ilovelamp
Fri Mar 16, 2018 2:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Going On In Nashville? - 2018
Replies: 1075
Views: 60863

Re: What's Going On In Nashville? - 2018

I think the early pushes are more about DL's incessant attention to D0, especially for agents. Yet another reason that that focus is somewhat misguided. I’m not following. Are you suggesting there shouldn’t be an incessant focus on D0? Should they just stay at the gate and potentially miss the flow...

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by ilovelamp
Fri Mar 16, 2018 2:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Going On In Nashville? - 2018
Replies: 1075
Views: 60863

Re: What's Going On In Nashville? - 2018

Yeah, but there's something more to it than that (or many DL pilots are liars, which I doubt). I've had numerous BNA-ATL flights on which the pilots have announced that we have to wait for a wheels up time due to an early push. If they called when they pushed, that wouldn't happen. Delta crews are ...

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by ilovelamp
Fri Mar 16, 2018 2:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Going On In Nashville? - 2018
Replies: 1075
Views: 60863

What's Going On In Nashville? - 2018

Right, because DL schedules the flights at about 15 minutes before their slot and sometimes pushes early. But nothing says that WN can or should schedule like that. Actually they don’t. Delta has to call to get the actual slot times. Slot times vary wildly with any given day so it’s almost impossib...

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by ilovelamp
Fri Mar 16, 2018 1:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Going On In Nashville? - 2018
Replies: 1075
Views: 60863

Re: What's Going On In Nashville? - 2018

It shouldn't be a problem as long as they push on time. Flight time is typically 40-45 minutes depending on runway configurations at both ends. I fly this weekly in both directions and the usually wheels up time delay (BNA-ATL) ranges from 10-25 minutes. Add in another 10 minutes of average taxi ti...

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by ilovelamp
Fri Mar 16, 2018 1:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Going On In Nashville? - 2018
Replies: 1075
Views: 60863

Re: What's Going On In Nashville? - 2018

I was dummy booking some flights on DL’s app for January 2019 the other day and they’ll apparently be running 757’s in the mornings on the ATL route. Of course, being 10 months in advance that could change, but it would be interesting to see if they upgauge the route, especially if they provide les...

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by ilovelamp
Fri Mar 16, 2018 1:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Going On In Nashville? - 2018
Replies: 1075
Views: 60863

Re: What's Going On In Nashville? - 2018

I was dummy booking some flights on DL’s app for January 2019 the other day and they’ll apparently be running 757’s in the mornings on the ATL route. Of course, being 10 months in advance that could change, but it would be interesting to see if they upgauge the route, especially if they provide les...

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by ilovelamp
Wed Mar 14, 2018 8:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is there a union vote coming at Delta Ramp
Replies: 12
Views: 2137

Re: Is there a union vote coming at Delta Ramp

The IAM has been trying for a very long time to get a foothold at Delta. They were rejected during the last FA vote in 2015. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk There was no FA vote in 2015; nor has IAM ever been on a union ballot for DL cabincrew. “Vote” was the wrong word. The IAM did push really ...

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by ilovelamp
Wed Mar 14, 2018 4:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA accused of wasting investor money
Replies: 48
Views: 7194

Re: AA accused of wasting investor money

My wife flew ORD-MCO last month on a 738 that is part of the group of 45 due for retirement. Guess what? Here flight was delayed 45 minutes, because of a leak in the #2 engine. Not really a great example, as engines get swapped around all the time. Just because the airframe is ~19 years old doesn’t...

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by ilovelamp
Wed Mar 14, 2018 3:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA accused of wasting investor money
Replies: 48
Views: 7194

Re: AA accused of wasting investor money

Atleast 1 airline in US which is trying to be Customer friendly. Why cant those investors just run away instead of complaining. Let AA management do whatever's best for them. Doug Parker and Scott Kirby do not care about being customer friendly. Make no mistake they only want what’s best for the bo...

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by ilovelamp
Wed Mar 14, 2018 12:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What Has Oscar Munoz Accomplished During His Tenure At UA?
Replies: 68
Views: 7919

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

He got a new heart.


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by ilovelamp
Tue Mar 13, 2018 5:59 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Future in Aviation Industry
Replies: 6
Views: 780

Re: Future in Aviation Industry

Thank you so much! This question has been on my mind for months. What would you say is a good minor? “Good” is relative. I would pick something else you’re interested in outside of aviation. The possibilities are endless so only you can answer that. I do know some majors will weigh the degree of di...

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by ilovelamp
Mon Mar 12, 2018 10:34 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Future in Aviation Industry
Replies: 6
Views: 780

Future in Aviation Industry

You’re asking the right questions! My advice is get a single degree so you can focus on getting your flight hours and get to a major airline faster. The second degree may help getting hired at a major but not as much as you may think. Once you’ve graduated with a single degree and if you still want ...

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by ilovelamp
Mon Mar 12, 2018 10:09 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: M in flight number
Replies: 12
Views: 1401

Re: M in flight number

This isn’t exclusive to any particular part of the world. In the US it’s usually because of a delayed flight with a connecting or return flight of the same flight number. The FAA won’t allow more than one flight plan filed with the same callsign so one ends up being modified. Sent from my iPhone usi...

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by ilovelamp
Fri Mar 09, 2018 3:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is there a union vote coming at Delta Ramp
Replies: 12
Views: 2137

Re: Is there a union vote coming at Delta Ramp

The IAM has been trying for a very long time to get a foothold at Delta. They were rejected during the last FA vote in 2015.


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by ilovelamp
Thu Mar 08, 2018 9:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL Adds Mainline to HPN
Replies: 78
Views: 7883

Re: DL Adds Mainline to HPN

I wonder if they might add HPN to their NYC Crew base though. Remember this is brand spanking new for DL to have any type of mainline equipment in HPN (exception is this past December for 3 weeks). If they keep it flying there they may consider including HPN in the 717 crew base. Easier said than d...

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by ilovelamp
Thu Mar 08, 2018 6:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL Adds Mainline to HPN
Replies: 78
Views: 7883

Re: DL Adds Mainline to HPN

rj1385 wrote:
Is there a 717 crew base in NY that could serve it?


Yes, but that crew base only covers EWR, LGA, and JFK. Because of that, it’s Delta’s responsibility to get crews to/from HPN.

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by ilovelamp
Wed Mar 07, 2018 4:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Going On In Nashville? - 2018
Replies: 1075
Views: 60863

Re: What's Going On In Nashville? - 2018

G4 to SAV, RIC, MYR, PGD, and VPS Richmond seems really random for G4, but let's see. Also, rare to see a station east of the Mississippi without Orlando. Service starts in June, looks like everything is twice a week. Where’d you see this? Do you have a link? Go to their website and put BNA as the ...

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by ilovelamp
Wed Mar 07, 2018 4:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will Delta's 737-800 fleet have split scimitars?
Replies: 32
Views: 3928

Re: Will Delta's 737-800 fleet have split scimitars?

Dont think the split scimitars are turning out to be everything people thought they would be...it makes sense from the start but not to put on old birds that won't be around for terribly long. Delta is getting 0.5-2.5% fuel savings per flight depending stage length. Since they also like to keep pla...

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by ilovelamp
Wed Mar 07, 2018 12:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will Delta's 737-800 fleet have split scimitars?
Replies: 32
Views: 3928

Re: Will Delta's 737-800 fleet have split scimitars?

BWIAirport wrote:
A seemingly random portion of Delta's 737-900ER fleet has them, but AFAIK no -700s or -800s.


Yes, no 700 or 800s have them. If memory serves, the 900s started getting them at ship number 3831 or so and the plan is convert 3800-30 at point soon.

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by ilovelamp
Tue Mar 06, 2018 7:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Going On In Nashville? - 2018
Replies: 1075
Views: 60863

Re: What's Going On In Nashville? - 2018

OK...how about this scenario. Healthcare type lives in Franklin area and needs to go to Atlanta northside for a meeting. He/she needs to allocate 1 1/2 hours to get to BNA in morning traffic; navigate security and board flight. 1 hour flight. Navigate ATL and catch UBER to ATL northside. 1 1/2 hour...

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by ilovelamp
Tue Mar 06, 2018 2:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will Delta's 737-800 fleet have split scimitars?
Replies: 32
Views: 3928

Re: Will Delta's 737-800 fleet have split scimitars?

Kden95 wrote:
As the title implies, will we see Delta 737-800s with the split scimitar winglets. Sorry if this has been brought already.


No plans to do so thus far.

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by ilovelamp
Tue Mar 06, 2018 4:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL Adds Mainline to HPN
Replies: 78
Views: 7883

Re: DL Adds Mainline to HPN

Good for Delta pilots for not allowing highspeeds. So I wonder if they are going to do ground transport for the crews? It doesn't make sense to give pilots that long of a layover in HPN. I wonder if pilots get full pay while doing ground transit or if it just counts against their duty/per diem? As ...

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by ilovelamp
Mon Mar 05, 2018 4:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates Airline boss says US rivals 'need to grow up' and end the nastiest feud in the airline industry
Replies: 89
Views: 8932

Re: Emirates Airline boss says US rivals 'need to grow up' and end the nastiest feud in the airline industry

Another thing that needs to end immediately is the conflict of interest between EK's CEO and his position leading Dubai's main aviation safety organization (forgot the name).

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by ilovelamp
Sun Mar 04, 2018 12:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How to Revive Airline Competition
Replies: 81
Views: 5964

Re: How to Revive Airline Competition

How to Revive Airline Competition - Let foreign-owned airlines fly in the United States. http://www.slate.com/articles/health_and_science/transportation/2013/08/cabotage_will_revive_airline_competition_foreign_airlines_should_be_able.html If foreign carriers were allowed in, presumably, they would ...

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by ilovelamp
Sun Mar 04, 2018 12:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How to Revive Airline Competition
Replies: 81
Views: 5964

Re: How to Revive Airline Competition

That’s such a great idea that it hasn’t gotten close to becoming a reality in the 4.5 years since that article was written. There’s a bill that has been introduced in the House and referred to the appropriate subcommittees by a Republican rep from VA that addresses this very thing. The bill propose...

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by ilovelamp
Sun Mar 04, 2018 12:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL Adds Mainline to HPN
Replies: 78
Views: 7883

Re: DL Adds Mainline to HPN

This will be done as what some in the business call a "high speed", "standup" or "overnight turn". The crews will only work these 2 flights in their 2 day assignment. ATL-HPN is leg one, shortened rest, then HPN-ATL is leg 2 and the crew are now pumpkins. Back to home ...

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by ilovelamp
Sat Mar 03, 2018 6:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future of Air Wisconsin?
Replies: 4
Views: 910

Re: Future of Air Wisconsin?

Having worked for that company for 10 years, I assure you United would have to pay handsomely to cancel the contract. ZW doesn’t enter into a one sided agreement. There is a reason why they have never declared bankruptcy in their almost 60 years. They are incredibly well run and their owners are ver...

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