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by EA CO AS
Mon May 27, 2019 5:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Could TWA have been able to save the 717 or A318?
Replies: 11
Views: 521

Re: Could TWA have been able to save the 717 or A318?

If we really want to split hairs but also be 100% accurate, AA didn’t acquire TW; they provided DIP financing so TW could file for bankruptcy, with the agreement that AA would then purchase most, but not all, of TW’s assets. So TW as a corporate entity didn’t do anything but go into bankruptcy and t...

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by EA CO AS
Mon May 27, 2019 2:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: AS trying to get B6
Replies: 210
Views: 29129

Re: Rumor: AS trying to get B6

They have no brand recognition outside the states of Alaska, Oregon, and Washington. Man, you’re spreading it on THICK today! Much more so than normal; is that perhaps a little whistling past the graveyard on your part? You’re horribly mistaken about the brand recognition, of course, but then again...

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by EA CO AS
Sun May 26, 2019 7:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: HA Computer Glitch Massively Overcharges Customers
Replies: 13
Views: 4391

Re: HA Computer Glitch Massively Overcharges Customers

In this case Hawaiian should probably have offered some recognition of their mistake and say offered the same routes and dates to affected passengers at reduced mileage rates. I absolutely agree that they could and should have offered good faith gestures to those who got those zero-value tickets, p...

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by EA CO AS
Sun May 26, 2019 6:04 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Anti-abortion wave across America
Replies: 348
Views: 12441

Re: Anti-abortion wave across America

seb146 wrote:
why are Republicans fighting so hard to ban it at all stages?


They’re not, or at least most aren’t. They’re more interested in getting something before SCOTUS so they can take another look at Roe and hopefully send it back to the states where the decision really belongs.

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by EA CO AS
Sun May 26, 2019 5:17 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Anti-abortion wave across America
Replies: 348
Views: 12441

Re: Anti-abortion wave across America

I'm still interested in caes of where late term termination of a viable foetus has been chosen given the laws in some jurisdictions.. This is a good read: https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2019/may/22/democrats-show-their-extremism-abortion/ (fair-use excerpt) How rare are late-term abortions, c...

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by EA CO AS
Sun May 26, 2019 4:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: HA Computer Glitch Massively Overcharges Customers
Replies: 13
Views: 4391

Re: HA Computer Glitch Massively Overcharges Customers

Funny how people are outraged both ways; read on: (fair-use excerpt) The complaints aren’t limited to overbilling. Hundreds of HawaiianMiles customers, who logged onto the company’s website on Monday, found they could book for zero miles, so long as they paid for taxes and fees associated with the t...

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by EA CO AS
Sun May 26, 2019 3:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: AS trying to get B6
Replies: 210
Views: 29129

Re: Rumor: AS trying to get B6

CobaltScar wrote:
B6 is a beloved brand (no one, not even AS has as many JD powers)


Again, I’ll bet you $100 that AS earns their 12th straight JD Power award next week.

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by EA CO AS
Sun May 26, 2019 3:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: AS trying to get B6
Replies: 210
Views: 29129

Re: Rumor: AS trying to get B6

AirAfreak wrote:
ASA = Atlantic Southeast Airlines


Actually, they were the ones misusing that. “ASA” had been Alaska’s three letter identifier for decades before Atlantic Southeast existed.

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by EA CO AS
Sat May 25, 2019 8:53 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Anti-abortion wave across America
Replies: 348
Views: 12441

Re: Anti-abortion wave across America

Kent350787 wrote:
How often do these occur and for what reasons?


Can we agree that even once is too many? Look up “partial birth abortion” - you’ll have trouble forgetting what you saw.

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by EA CO AS
Sat May 25, 2019 6:20 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Anti-abortion wave across America
Replies: 348
Views: 12441

Re: Anti-abortion wave across America

seb146 wrote:
All these posts from right wingers flat out lying about full term abortions is not really surprising. Grasping at straws.


So forget full-term; those others that would now be allowed at, say, 30 weeks, and they're quite literally ripping the body apart - those are fine by you?

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by EA CO AS
Fri May 24, 2019 11:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: AS trying to get B6
Replies: 210
Views: 29129

Re: AS trying to get B6

I think the entire thread is a waste. . Agreed. Not because B6 or AS aren't worthy to talk about - they are - but it's all based on another baseless rumor that for whatever reason us lemmings just fall over the cliff for. I think we can all agree on this. For what it's worth, I also concur that AS ...

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by EA CO AS
Fri May 24, 2019 10:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA sues IAM-TWU Association over alleged slowdown
Replies: 183
Views: 10962

Re: AA sues IAM-TWU Association over alleged slowdown

Boof has LOTS of posts on this thread. I'm guessing it's because he "works his 8 and hits the gate" and has lots of time on his hands vs. being productive and efficient working for AA. Good for you, I guess? Assuming the other online profiles are correct where he uses the same username, h...

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by EA CO AS
Fri May 24, 2019 9:04 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Anti-abortion wave across America
Replies: 348
Views: 12441

Re: Anti-abortion wave across America

IT IS A WOMAN'S RIGHT TO CHOOSE BECAUSE IT IS HER BODY AND SHE HAS THE RIGHT TO CONTROL HER BODY. Now are there limits? Yes, we are know there are limits and that is what almost all the arguing is about: What are those limits? I say 20 weeks for "it's 100% your choice" and after that medi...

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by EA CO AS
Fri May 24, 2019 2:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: AS trying to get B6
Replies: 210
Views: 29129

Re: AS trying to get B6

CobaltScar wrote:
Only eleven? Try twelve like B6.


I’ll bet you $100 that AS wins #12 by this time next week.

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by EA CO AS
Fri May 24, 2019 5:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: AS trying to get B6
Replies: 210
Views: 29129

Re: AS trying to get B6

DwayneStorkman wrote:
I also have as many colleagues who think you guys suck.


My eleven friends here disagree with you.

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by EA CO AS
Fri May 24, 2019 5:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: AS trying to get B6
Replies: 210
Views: 29129

Re: Rumor: AS trying to get B6

DwayneStorkman wrote:
The numbers show you are on transcontinental.


No they don't; the combined AS/VX network has grown on transcons since the acquisition in April 2016.

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by EA CO AS
Fri May 24, 2019 3:48 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Anti-abortion wave across America
Replies: 348
Views: 12441

Re: Anti-abortion wave across America

Allow abortions up to 24 weeks or so, about the time a fetus is viable. After that there has to be found a medical reason with the mother or child, and approval must be obtained from a medical professional for an abortion to be allowed. How is that not unreasonable to both sides? Those who want abo...

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by EA CO AS
Fri May 24, 2019 1:03 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Anti-abortion wave across America
Replies: 348
Views: 12441

Re: Anti-abortion wave across America

Why are you defending the government trying to regulate women's reproductive organs? As someone who is pro-choice, I'm really tired of this simplistic, disingenuous argument. This isn't a matter of wanting government to regulate a woman's body. Those who disagree with abortion - and I'm one of them...

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by EA CO AS
Thu May 23, 2019 8:40 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Anti-abortion wave across America
Replies: 348
Views: 12441

Re: Anti-abortion wave across America

I'm pro-choice, but also think abortion is wrong. I also believe Roe v. Wade is an example of bad law; it's social legislation pretending to be constitutional law, and I believe with these new laws popping up in an attempt to get SCOTUS to re-examine the decision, they'll find that the 14th Amendmen...

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by EA CO AS
Thu May 23, 2019 4:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: AS trying to get B6
Replies: 210
Views: 29129

Re: Rumor: AS trying to get B6

CobaltScar wrote:
AS is trapping themselves in PDX/SEA by retreating from the old VX network that was supposed to free them.



You’re entitled to your own opinion, but not your own facts. Claiming AS is “retreating from the old VX network” is a blatant lie.

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by EA CO AS
Thu May 23, 2019 3:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: AS trying to get B6
Replies: 210
Views: 29129

Re: AS trying to get B6

Didn't say best, I said they now have the worst transcon premium product. You most certainly did: 4) Entry into the lucrative Transcon market ( they have gone from the best product to probably the worst product and continue cutting service) Or are you saying you meant something else, somehow? SFO: ...

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by EA CO AS
Thu May 23, 2019 3:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: AS trying to get B6
Replies: 210
Views: 29129

Re: AS trying to get B6

The AS babies, on this form and at the airline, will cry until the end of times if the Alaska name goes away. Within the PacNW the employees & many customers have gargantuan unrealistic opinions of how great their average airline is. Eleven straight JD Power awards for highest in customer satis...

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by EA CO AS
Thu May 23, 2019 3:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: AS trying to get B6
Replies: 210
Views: 29129

Re: AS trying to get B6

The AS babies, on this form and at the airline, will cry until the end of times if the Alaska name goes away. Within the PacNW the employees & many customers have gargantuan unrealistic opinions of how great their average airline is. Eleven straight JD Power awards for highest in customer satis...

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by EA CO AS
Wed May 22, 2019 8:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: AS trying to get B6
Replies: 210
Views: 29129

Re: AS trying to get B6

When they bought VX they listed the following as the main value of buying VX: 1) Valuable slots in DCA/LGA (They have now handed those slots to competitors) Leased to, not handed to, and they can take those back earlier than the lease expirations under certain conditions. Those assets still belong ...

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by EA CO AS
Tue May 21, 2019 11:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA sues IAM-TWU Association over alleged slowdown
Replies: 183
Views: 10962

Re: AA sues IAM-TWU Association over alleged slowdown

JAMBOJET wrote:
Glad you don’t represent me in a union.


He doesn't appear to represent anyone in a union anymore. :duck:

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by EA CO AS
Tue May 21, 2019 11:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA sues IAM-TWU Association over alleged slowdown
Replies: 183
Views: 10962

Re: AA sues IAM-TWU Association over alleged slowdown

WN is paying them ALL their retro pay, it’s quite a large sum. It’s around $160 million. They lost no work and made numerous gains. Again, all of this is because AMFA happened to walk into a "perfect storm" situation where they were able to get WN cornered. Their ongoing slowdown, which w...

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by EA CO AS
Tue May 21, 2019 11:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA sues IAM-TWU Association over alleged slowdown
Replies: 183
Views: 10962

Re: AA sues IAM-TWU Association over alleged slowdown

If the union is going to lose, why did AA cave and give the LAA Association Members double time and a half for Memorial Day when their CBA doesn’t require it? And it’s not even an LAA holiday in their CBA. Why did AA bump up the LUS Association Members to double time and a half instead of double ti...

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by EA CO AS
Tue May 21, 2019 10:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA sues IAM-TWU Association over alleged slowdown
Replies: 183
Views: 10962

Re: AA sues IAM-TWU Association over alleged slowdown

Once again the Topic is AA suing the Association, not about me. You don’t work for AA and numerous posters here don’t, yet you don’t ask them. You're the OP and posted about the lawsuit, sharing something internal from AA as if you're an employee. But again, if the other online profiles you have wh...

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by EA CO AS
Tue May 21, 2019 10:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA sues IAM-TWU Association over alleged slowdown
Replies: 183
Views: 10962

Re: AA sues IAM-TWU Association over alleged slowdown

Boof02671 wrote:
The topic is about AA suing, not me. Stay on topic. I have a vested interest


By implying that you're part of the union and/or an AA employee, you've made yourself part of the discussion.

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by EA CO AS
Tue May 21, 2019 9:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA sues IAM-TWU Association over alleged slowdown
Replies: 183
Views: 10962

Re: AA sues IAM-TWU Association over alleged slowdown

WN has 34 Max AA has 24. And WN settling had nothing to with the Max groundings, read their lawsuit. Yes, and 34 MAX8s at WN are a much larger amount of ASMs than 24 MAX8s at AA. Combine that on top of the slowdown AMFA was already pulling at WN, and you have a recipe for an operational nightmare f...

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by EA CO AS
Tue May 21, 2019 9:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA sues IAM-TWU Association over alleged slowdown
Replies: 183
Views: 10962

Re: AA sues IAM-TWU Association over alleged slowdown

What appears to be going on at AA is why airline unions have to be careful with what tools they use. Right now the people affected most are the one that pay the bills--the customers. As that harm trickles down the line, that quickly comes back to hurt the very workers it's intended to help. If ther...

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by EA CO AS
Tue May 21, 2019 9:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA sues IAM-TWU Association over alleged slowdown
Replies: 183
Views: 10962

Re: AA sues IAM-TWU Association over alleged slowdown

Boof02671 wrote:
I’m not militant. Im a realist.


My understanding, if I'm to believe your online profiles, is that you're also no longer an IAM member.

So why are you so invested in what's going on at AA?

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by EA CO AS
Tue May 21, 2019 9:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA sues IAM-TWU Association over alleged slowdown
Replies: 183
Views: 10962

Re: AA sues IAM-TWU Association over alleged slowdown

We are in negotiations and the company HASNT asked for mandatory OT from maintenance. And yes I’m not willing to vote yes if the JCBA has mandatory OT in it. The company already abuses the mandatory on the ramp and numerous grievances are always filed. I realize they haven't asked; I'm just pointin...

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by EA CO AS
Tue May 21, 2019 8:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA sues IAM-TWU Association over alleged slowdown
Replies: 183
Views: 10962

Re: AA sues IAM-TWU Association over alleged slowdown

This isn’t AS, this is AA no mandatory OT if I don’t want to work extra hours I don’t have too. That too hard to comprehend? So, again, let's say I'm AA, and I want mandatory OT language in the contract. Let's negotiate - what do you want in exchange for that language? Or are you saying that now an...

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by EA CO AS
Tue May 21, 2019 8:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA sues IAM-TWU Association over alleged slowdown
Replies: 183
Views: 10962

Re: AA sues IAM-TWU Association over alleged slowdown

Our contract doesn’t have mandatory overtime. We aren’t slaves. Why are you above that when the operation requires it? The IAM contract at AS for clerical, office, and passenger service (COPS) employees does include mandatory OT language which is put into effect when extreme operational needs occur...

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by EA CO AS
Tue May 21, 2019 5:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA sues IAM-TWU Association over alleged slowdown
Replies: 183
Views: 10962

Re: AA sues IAM-TWU Association over alleged slowdown

spinotter wrote:
And a great man he was


:rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl:

Yeah, we'll just leave it at that.

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by EA CO AS
Tue May 21, 2019 4:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA sues IAM-TWU Association over alleged slowdown
Replies: 183
Views: 10962

Re: AA sues IAM-TWU Association over alleged slowdown

Our contract doesn’t have mandatory overtime. We aren’t slaves. Why are you above that when the operation requires it? The IAM contract at AS for clerical, office, and passenger service (COPS) employees does include mandatory OT language which is put into effect when extreme operational needs occur...

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by EA CO AS
Tue May 21, 2019 4:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA sues IAM-TWU Association over alleged slowdown
Replies: 183
Views: 10962

Re: AA sues IAM-TWU Association over alleged slowdown

It is, however, very worrisome to me to calculate the share of our total resources which have been concentrated in the hands of a very few. Hoarders. Unions won't solve the problem. Only a revolution in our minds and hearts. Not for a few years. Gosh, where have I heard this before...give me a mome...

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by EA CO AS
Tue May 21, 2019 4:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA sues IAM-TWU Association over alleged slowdown
Replies: 183
Views: 10962

Re: AA sues IAM-TWU Association over alleged slowdown

Our contract doesn’t have mandatory overtime. We aren’t slaves. Why are you above that when the operation requires it? The IAM contract at AS for clerical, office, and passenger service (COPS) employees does include mandatory OT language which is put into effect when extreme operational needs occur...

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by EA CO AS
Mon May 20, 2019 11:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA sues IAM-TWU Association over alleged slowdown
Replies: 183
Views: 10962

Re: AA sues IAM-TWU Association over alleged slowdown

Boof02671 wrote:
They are going to outsource that’s in the company’s proposals.


And yet no one will lose a single job.

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by EA CO AS
Mon May 20, 2019 10:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: AS trying to get B6
Replies: 210
Views: 29129

Re: Rumor: AS trying to get B6

LAXBUR wrote:
you tend to have an anti-Alaska agenda.


:checkmark:

It's pretty noticeable, and it's not just here.

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by EA CO AS
Mon May 20, 2019 10:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA sues IAM-TWU Association over alleged slowdown
Replies: 183
Views: 10962

Re: AA sues IAM-TWU Association over alleged slowdown

Not replacing people erodes seniority Typical union mentality; if the company decides they can do the same work more efficiently with fewer people without outsourcing it, why should they be forced to hire replacements in perpetuity when they're not needed? The current jobs are protected, but you're...

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by EA CO AS
Mon May 20, 2019 10:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airliners Past: Eastern Airlines DC-10-30 video
Replies: 17
Views: 2874

Re: Airliners Past: Eastern Airlines DC-10-30 video

Sad footnote: N391EA was operating as N13067 for CO departing CDG immediately preceding the takeoff roll of AF4590, F-BTSC.

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by EA CO AS
Mon May 20, 2019 10:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA sues IAM-TWU Association over alleged slowdown
Replies: 183
Views: 10962

Re: AA sues IAM-TWU Association over alleged slowdown

Not replacing people erodes seniority Typical union mentality; if the company decides they can do the same work more efficiently with fewer people without outsourcing it, why should they be forced to hire replacements in perpetuity when they're not needed? The current jobs are protected, but you're...

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by EA CO AS
Mon May 20, 2019 10:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA sues IAM-TWU Association over alleged slowdown
Replies: 183
Views: 10962

Re: AA sues IAM-TWU Association over alleged slowdown

How about Management negotiates a fair contract that satisfies both parties instead of filing a lawsuit against the people that fix your planes? Obviously whatever contract they have proposed is not good enough to satisfy the other party so negotiations must continue. I forgot this is America where...

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by EA CO AS
Mon May 20, 2019 6:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: AS trying to get B6
Replies: 210
Views: 29129

Re: Rumor: AS trying to get B6

CobaltScar wrote:
They are also getting run out of the trans con game by B6 and are withering on the vine in Cali


Then why are they expanding intra-CA and haven’t cut transcons?

Do you honestly believe the team at AS has no idea what they’re doing, and are just incapable of competing?

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by EA CO AS
Sun May 19, 2019 8:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: AS trying to get B6
Replies: 210
Views: 29129

Re: Rumor: AS trying to get B6

I don’t know where AS would get the $$$. I’d think the Virgin purchase drained the cash reserves. You’d be wrong. AS has $1.4B in cash on hand plus billions in unencumbered assets and has already paid off half of the cost incurred to buy VX outright. The re-de-leveraging of the balance sheet is hap...

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by EA CO AS
Sat May 18, 2019 6:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: AS trying to get B6
Replies: 210
Views: 29129

Re: AS trying to get B6

Unsubstantiated rumor, nothing else. Besides, pilots are arguably the single worst source for accuracy when it comes to M&A rumors.

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by EA CO AS
Thu May 16, 2019 9:27 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Decision time for time off
Replies: 15
Views: 1627

Re: Decision time for time off

I have a solution - take your folks on a cruise out of SJU. They're dirt cheap from there and last I'd heard, cruise lines were required to allow locals a much lower rate than the general public gets. Have them look at a cruise on Royal Caribbean to get an idea of the prices they'd pay, and then loo...

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by EA CO AS
Wed May 15, 2019 6:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MIA preparing plans for expansion and renovations
Replies: 41
Views: 6080

Re: MIA preparing plans for expansion and renovations

I can’t think of a time in the past 35 years where MIA wasn’t under construction in some form or another; might as well keep it going!

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