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by IPFreely
Wed Jan 16, 2019 7:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta to serve Mumbai nonstop in 2019
Replies: 665
Views: 82931

Re: Delta to serve Mumbai nonstop in 2019

Ed reiterated both in the December issue of Sky Magazine and I'm told at his leadership meeting in Atlanta last week that the formal route will be announced in 1Q and started in 2019. That’s not reiterating. Reiterating means repeating the original statement. The original statement was route announ...

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by IPFreely
Wed Jan 16, 2019 2:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Air Lines announces 2018 Q4 results
Replies: 84
Views: 12302

Re: Delta Air Lines announces 2018 Q4 results

Is Delta still losing money on its refinery? They stopped announcing the refinery results a couple of years ago for reasons that are likely obvious; this article gives a pretty good overview of the entire fiasco: https://www.forbes.com/sites/danielreed/2018/09/10/its-no-fun-but-delta-belatedly-is-f...

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by IPFreely
Wed Jan 16, 2019 1:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta to serve Mumbai nonstop in 2019
Replies: 665
Views: 82931

Re: Delta to serve Mumbai nonstop in 2019

winginit wrote:
This is a legitimate route launch. That is a fact.


How is that a fact? There has been no launch. There isn't even a route.

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by IPFreely
Tue Jan 15, 2019 1:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta to serve Mumbai nonstop in 2019
Replies: 665
Views: 82931

Re: Delta to serve Mumbai nonstop in 2019

My guess is Ed made this statement to see what kind of cooperate contracts he could land based on Delta offering nonstop service in the two markets JFK and ATL and as off yet Delta has not sold enough premium corporate contracts in either city to warrant the nonstop flight that he says Delta will o...

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by IPFreely
Tue Jan 15, 2019 4:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta to serve Mumbai nonstop in 2019
Replies: 665
Views: 82931

Re: Delta to serve Mumbai nonstop in 2019

Please explain. A bunch of people, none of which work for DL, arguing about it on a message forum does not constitue DL’s official position. jfklganyc is not referring to this message board. jfklganyc is referring to Delta's press releases throughout 2018 that did not, for some reason, constitute D...

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by IPFreely
Tue Jan 15, 2019 2:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta to serve Mumbai nonstop in 2019
Replies: 665
Views: 82931

Re: Delta to serve Mumbai nonstop in 2019

route announcement in early 19 with a start in late 19 confirmed by Ed today at investment day. Route announcement later in 2018 with start date in 2019 confirmed by Delta in a press release in May 2018: https://news.delta.com/delta-serve-mumbai-nonstop-us-2019 How do we know which confirmed announ...

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by IPFreely
Mon Jan 14, 2019 12:15 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Doug and AA
Replies: 55
Views: 4527

Re: Doug and AA

BoeingGuy wrote:
I haven’t flown one of DL’s A319s. I did fly in coach on their 737s in May and found them reasonably roomy. Are DL’s A319s also 30”?


According to seatguru, some of DL's A319's are 30" and some are 31". Same as AA and UA. Hardly a reason to fire AA's CEO.

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by IPFreely
Mon Jan 14, 2019 12:02 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Doug and AA
Replies: 55
Views: 4527

Re: Doug and AA

BoeingGuy wrote:
Yep I was in 30” pitch on the A319 to/from Colombia recent and its pretty tight. DL and AS coach is much better.


How is 30" pitch on a DL A319 much better than 30" pitch on an AA A319?

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by IPFreely
Sun Jan 13, 2019 2:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA879 LHRIAH divert to SNN and EWR 12Jan
Replies: 14
Views: 4712

Re: UA879 LHRIAH divert to SNN and EWR 12Jan

This had nothing to do with IAH FIS or the government shut down if those pilots had not agreed to extend their duty day after they initially said they wouldn't the flight would have landed in BOS, passengers kept onboard, re-crewed and catered and sent on to IAH where customers would have cleared c...

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by IPFreely
Sat Jan 12, 2019 3:52 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: No AA on ORD-IAD
Replies: 4
Views: 534

Re: No AA on ORD-IAD

Depending where in Virginia, AA flies ORD-RIC and ORD-CHO.

I don't know if AA has ever flown ORD-IAD. It makes little sense for them to do so, considering they would have a hub at DCA and would have zero connecting passengers flying between two huge UA hubs.

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by IPFreely
Wed Jan 09, 2019 1:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue does it need to be saved from its management?
Replies: 224
Views: 21338

Re: JetBlue does it need to be saved from its management?

Explain why it is misleading. In 2019, I will call out every post I read with statements like this. Put up your info that shows his facts are misleading or delete your post. The "facts" are comparing on time performance of Delta mainline only, American mainline only, and JetBlue. Since Je...

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by IPFreely
Wed Jan 09, 2019 1:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue does it need to be saved from its management?
Replies: 224
Views: 21338

Re: JetBlue does it need to be saved from its management?

Facts! Thank u! Misleading facts since it's "mainline only". When New York has delays and cancellations because of ground stops and flow control, Delta and American will sacrifice Delta Connection and American Eagle flights so they can report good "mainline" performance. JetBlue...

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by IPFreely
Wed Jan 09, 2019 1:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue does it need to be saved from its management?
Replies: 224
Views: 21338

Re: JetBlue does it need to be saved from its management?

From the latest Air Travel Consumer Report (data for OCT 2018) On-Time Arrivals (all data mainline only) How about including Delta Connection and American Eagle? JetBlue operates all their own flights; they don't have poor performing regional airline flights to cancel when they want to make their m...

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by IPFreely
Tue Jan 08, 2019 8:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue does it need to be saved from its management?
Replies: 224
Views: 21338

Re: JetBlue does it need to be saved from its management?

nine4nine wrote:
Agreed. AS has butchered the VX product which actually made a nice relaxed flying experience.


I think you meant to write “AS has butchered the VX product which actually made a highly unprofitable airline.”

The VX nostalgia crowd always forgets that detail.

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by IPFreely
Tue Jan 08, 2019 3:30 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: The future of International First Class
Replies: 11
Views: 1124

Re: The future of International First Class

There is a market for F based on customized and exclusive service (soft product), in the large J cabins of today (>60 seats) you don't get that. US3 getting rid of F doesn't mean everybody else will. Regarding pricing, at least on the TATL market which I'm more familiar with, F is normally priced n...

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by IPFreely
Mon Jan 07, 2019 4:30 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: How do you pronounce airport codes?
Replies: 19
Views: 1241

Re: How do you pronounce airport codes?

I, and everyone I know, either says the city or spells out the airport code. I know of nobody who pronounces the three letter code, with the one obvious exception of Sioux City.

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by IPFreely
Mon Jan 07, 2019 4:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why no Wright Brothers International Airport for DAY?
Replies: 9
Views: 1599

Re: Why no Wright Brothers International Airport for DAY?

I noticed the official name of the airport is Dayton International Airport. The official name is the James M. Cox Dayton International Airport. Another airport, among other things, is already named to honor the Wright Brothers. And KDAY is already named to honor someone else. This recent frenzy to ...

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by IPFreely
Sun Jan 06, 2019 10:20 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Ryanair dead last of 19 major airlines: survey
Replies: 10
Views: 1075

Re: Ryanair dead last of 19 major airlines: survey

To me its astonishing that Ryanair is Europe's biggest airline yet it continues to be largely loathed. Ryanair isn't loathed; that magazine survey is pure rubbish. There is only one survey that is 100% accurate -- the one where people vote with their money. And Ryanair is doing just fine in that one.

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by IPFreely
Sun Jan 06, 2019 4:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Airlines Is Coming to Hilton Head
Replies: 67
Views: 8683

Re: Delta Airlines Is Coming to Hilton Head

Makes great sense with the runway extension but does this threaten UA's big entrance with IAD 3x and EWR/ORD on the weekends? These are Delta Connections flights. We've seen how consumers respond to Delta Connection service in other small markets like JNU, YEG, and elsewhere. Unless Delta changes H...

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by IPFreely
Sat Jan 05, 2019 10:57 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Flight school bias toward carrier contract students
Replies: 29
Views: 1667

Re: Flight school bias toward carrier contract students

WPvsMW wrote:
Two of the friends have saved up and want to try again.


These two might not be college material. I would suggest they read some Einstein quotes.

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by IPFreely
Sat Jan 05, 2019 7:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL Orders Shades Down for Taxi and Takeoff
Replies: 72
Views: 17166

Re: DL Orders Shades Down for Taxi and Takeoff

I think that window seats should be reserved for aviation enthusiasts. Don't have a dog in this fight but watching such a rule get created and enforced would be fun for all. Secondly, I think that airlines should remove the window shades (like Michael O'Leary at FR once suggested) so all aviation e...

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by IPFreely
Sat Jan 05, 2019 2:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Viking Cruises revives Mississippi plans; what it means for MSY/MEM/STL/MSP air service?
Replies: 57
Views: 6349

Re: Viking Cruises revives Mississippi plans; what it means for MSY/MEM/STL/MSP air service?

Subtract the Viking passengers who will drive to the cruise ports from the 165K. Divide result by total O&D traffic out of MSP+STL+MEM+MSY. Result = diddly squat. Was waiting for someone to post this as I read the thread. It's exactly right. Locals who drive to these cruises will make up a big ...

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by IPFreely
Wed Jan 02, 2019 6:40 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: The future of International First Class
Replies: 11
Views: 1124

Re: The future of International First Class

The value and price differentiation between first and business has shrunk to the point where there really isn’t much market for first class anymore. A 4-8 seat first class cabin priced a significant multiplier above business is tough to sell because the competition isn’t other airlines, it’s private...

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by IPFreely
Tue Jan 01, 2019 8:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How is the A350 performing for DL
Replies: 261
Views: 52680

Re: How is the A350 performing for DL

Delta will be ending service to secondary TATL cities in favor of flowing people over to KLM and Air France. That's why you have seen new TATL service to AMS and CDG from cities like MCO, TPA, and IND. So Delta really doesn't need a one for one replacement for the 767. Which TATL routes will be eli...

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by IPFreely
Tue Jan 01, 2019 7:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 12/30/2018:DL Drops LAX-SAL and SEA-YEG;SY Adds PDX-HNL;UA EWR-POS to Daily,HDN-IAH Dropped for Summer
Replies: 103
Views: 13083

Re: OAG Changes 12/30/2018:DL Drops LAX-SAL and SEA-YEG;SY Adds PDX-HNL;UA EWR-POS to Daily,HDN-IAH Dropped for Summer

But as we have seen in YEG, JNU, and elsewhere, Delta Connection's performance is non-competitive and is therefore always rejected by consumers. If there were enough passengers to justify it, I suspect Delta would switch YEG-SEA to mainline. If not, surrender is the best option. Wasn't it Ronald Re...

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by IPFreely
Tue Jan 01, 2019 6:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How is the A350 performing for DL
Replies: 261
Views: 52680

Re: How is the A350 performing for DL

I read all the comments from DL A350 pilots. I would say it is roughly 2 to 1 against. There are many complaints about the tiny crew rest area, small size of the forward galley, humidity issues, complicated flight systems and difficulty in learning how to operate the aircraft. One pilot claimed an ...

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by IPFreely
Tue Jan 01, 2019 3:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How is the A350 performing for DL
Replies: 261
Views: 52680

Re: How is the A350 performing for DL

It looks like the sources have decided, 7-5, that the A350 is great. Voting "yes" on the A350 -- enamored, saving a ton, ecstatic, better than Boeing, great, and hasn't crashed: My Nephew works for Delta and he claims they're quite enamored with it. I know they must be saving a ton on fuel...

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by IPFreely
Tue Jan 01, 2019 3:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 12/30/2018:DL Drops LAX-SAL and SEA-YEG;SY Adds PDX-HNL;UA EWR-POS to Daily,HDN-IAH Dropped for Summer
Replies: 103
Views: 13083

Re: OAG Changes 12/30/2018:DL Drops LAX-SAL and SEA-YEG;SY Adds PDX-HNL;UA EWR-POS to Daily,HDN-IAH Dropped for Summer

What does DL offer at SEA to YEG pax that isn't already covered? Anyone going to Asia or Hawaii would go through YVR. LAX, SFO, LAS, PHX, PSP, OGG are all covered nonstop and any other connections to the PNW would be covered by AS. What DL offers is competition, specifically consumers have a choice...

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by IPFreely
Sun Dec 30, 2018 11:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta ask DOT for flexibility to move Haneda gateways
Replies: 144
Views: 19219

Re: Delta ask DOT for flexibility to move Haneda gateways

If you got back to the award process DOT always talked about maximizing these authorities for the flying public. Again something DL has undermined at every stage. Their strategy is to say anything to win then when they control the authority to bend it to their needs without letting other carriers c...

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by IPFreely
Sun Dec 30, 2018 2:45 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Popular Dutch snack returns to United
Replies: 15
Views: 1786

Re: Popular Dutch snack returns to United

Its only for 3-months. UA is rotating morning items each menu cycle, as not everyone enjoys those sugar infused stroopwafels. And with every little cookie having 10g of fat, that's a good thing. Only on a.net is it believed people select flight and airlines based on being handed a disk of processed...

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by IPFreely
Sat Dec 29, 2018 6:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta ask DOT for flexibility to move Haneda gateways
Replies: 144
Views: 19219

Re: Delta ask DOT for flexibility to move Haneda gateways

It's also funny seeing so many avowed free-market, anti-regulation types get bent out of shape when a private corporation asks the government to essentially butt out, and allow it to fly the routes that make most sense for its network. I don't think people have a problem with Delta asking the gover...

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by IPFreely
Thu Dec 27, 2018 5:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EWR pax numbers through October 2018
Replies: 57
Views: 5367

Re: EWR pax numbers through October 2018

Questioning where these numbers come from as they conflict with what's on the PANYNJ traffic statistics summary. Strangely, the DL numbers you posted are farther off than the UA numbers (PANYNJ statistics show that both UA and DL grew 2016-2017... What a surprise! Surely you would never post anythi...

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by IPFreely
Thu Dec 27, 2018 3:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EWR pax numbers through October 2018
Replies: 57
Views: 5367

Re: EWR pax numbers through October 2018

Anyways, congrats to EWR. I think UA's campaign to make EWR seem like a more relevant option in NYC has been somewhat paying off. Good for Newark! Somewhat? United is the #1 airline in NYC and is increasing their lead over every other airline. That's better than "somewhat". Try "comp...

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by IPFreely
Mon Dec 24, 2018 7:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL 128 diverts to SYA (Shemya, Alaska)
Replies: 79
Views: 20255

Re: DL 128 diverts to SYA (Shemya, Alaska)

alggag wrote:
They might just be best off staying on the plane.


Thirty straight hours on a plane that will run out of food and water and have overflowing toilets? Sounds like a great time for the passengers.

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by IPFreely
Sun Dec 23, 2018 8:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Red Deer Airport’s prospects are looking up for 2019
Replies: 27
Views: 3779

Re: Red Deer Airport’s prospects are looking up for 2019

Asian or European ULCCs would operate out of a hangar or even a tent, rather than wanting (and wanting to pay for) a new $9 million terminal at a small destination. Asian and European ULCC's don't use tents at airports that have low temperatures below 0 C more than half the year and hit -40 C and c...

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by IPFreely
Fri Dec 21, 2018 1:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Gatwick drone closures
Replies: 547
Views: 68033

Re: Gatwick closed because of 2 drones

EWR762 wrote:
EGKK (Gatwick)
Airfield unavailable extended until 0800 21st Dec.
Intended reopening is at 0800 UTC 21st Dec 2018.


So the drone operator now knows he or she has 8 hours for battery re-charging?

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by IPFreely
Wed Dec 19, 2018 4:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Helicopter Noise
Replies: 15
Views: 1907

Re: Helicopter Noise

benjjk wrote:
I'd definitely suggest consulting with said authority before making any concrete plans.


Helicopter landing pad....concrete plans....that’s a good one. Well done.

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by IPFreely
Wed Dec 19, 2018 4:01 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Canada proposes new passenger bill of rights
Replies: 12
Views: 1292

Re: Canada proposes new passenger bill of rights

What happened in Europe after they approved similar passenger's bill of rights? Airlines, as expected, used every tactic possible including making passengers jump through hoops, fill out forms with every detail nitpicked to delay or avoid paying any claims. And a new industry of quasi-law firms for...

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by IPFreely
Tue Dec 18, 2018 3:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Atlantic Pilots Planing Christmas Strike
Replies: 59
Views: 9395

Re: Virgin Atlantic Pilots Planing Christmas Strike

On the contrary, this is the perfect time to hold a strike. To strike when the market is quiet would be foolish as it would have no impact, whereas they can get maximum impact on the company bottom line by striking at the busiest time of the year. While this is a busy time of year for holiday trave...

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by IPFreely
Tue Dec 18, 2018 3:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will DL get rid of 50 seat RJ's entirely?
Replies: 104
Views: 12859

Re: Will DL get rid of 50 seat RJ's entirely?

alfa164 wrote:
I seriously doubt that Mr/Mrs. Freely has even flown on any DL Connection flight; he/she/it has previously been outed as an AS employee, who hops onboard here to bash DL at any opportunity...

:roll:


The stuff a.net comes up with never ceases to be amazing....

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by IPFreely
Mon Dec 17, 2018 4:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: When will WN begin codesharing with international airlines?
Replies: 87
Views: 7370

Re: When will WN begin codesharing with international airlines?

So they wouldn't want to take advantage of their enormous domestic network and use it to feed international flights, especially since they have no intention to acquire widebody aircraft themselves? Got it. So you think it's just free revenue with no costs or risks? Got it. You should probably be sh...

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by IPFreely
Mon Dec 17, 2018 12:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: When will WN begin codesharing with international airlines?
Replies: 87
Views: 7370

Re: When will WN begin codesharing with international airlines?

They don't have a need? Pretty much all their main competitors do, and WN is one of the big boys now. So WN should do something because most of their main competitors do it? Most of their main competitors have been bankrupt, some of them multiple times. Would you recommend WN go bankrupt because mo...

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by IPFreely
Mon Dec 17, 2018 12:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will DL get rid of 50 seat RJ's entirely?
Replies: 104
Views: 12859

Re: Will DL get rid of 50 seat RJ's entirely?

But I fly on Delta Connection (Skywest) every month from SWF. And I’m guaranteed a bad experience. The incoming flights are often canceled or late. So there goes my connection. That's not a CRJ issue, that's a Delta Connection issue. I fly many domestic business trips every year to smaller airports...

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by IPFreely
Sun Dec 16, 2018 3:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Do VX employees like working for AS?
Replies: 67
Views: 12541

Re: Are VX employees liking working for AS

It's done. VX is now nothing more than a lovely memory. For the crews, the overwhelming majority of whom are nothing short of a pure delight in the cabin and in the cockpit, I say do not let the dreary souls of negativity bring you down. You work for a superb airline with a fantastic product. No, i...

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by IPFreely
Sun Dec 16, 2018 2:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: When will WN begin codesharing with international airlines?
Replies: 87
Views: 7370

Re: When will WN begin codesharing with international airlines?

It is very odd WN does not codeshare with any international airlines at the moment IMO. You'd think with their extensive domestic network, they'd be an attractive option for codeshare partners, but they have none. Considering the airports where Southwest dominates and the airports where they don't ...

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by IPFreely
Sat Dec 15, 2018 3:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Do VX employees like working for AS?
Replies: 67
Views: 12541

Re: Are VX employees liking working for AS

I find the “hip” comment to be completely laughable. The "hip" comments are laughable because it is so meaningless. If employees working for a "hip" but perpetually broke company get offered a job at "less hip" but financially successful company, with a 25% or more inc...

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by IPFreely
Sat Dec 15, 2018 3:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Do VX employees like working for AS?
Replies: 67
Views: 12541

Re: Are VX employees liking working for AS

All good companies have strong social media policies aimed at protecting the company. Remember what that gate agent did at WN, mocking the little girl's name? There's a reason these policies usually state something along the lines of "any conduct that's detrimental to the company, our customer...

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by IPFreely
Sat Dec 15, 2018 3:11 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Delta - Elevate Your Status offer
Replies: 17
Views: 1621

Re: Delta - Elevate Your Status offer

For $1,199, Delta is offering 10,000 MQM's, 12 MQS's, and $1,199 MQD's. That's an incredible offer. Incredible for Delta, anyway. Price: $1,199. Cost of Goods Sold: $0. Delta, and other airlines, wouldn't bombard their FF's with these emails at the end of every year unless some people bought them. ...

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by IPFreely
Fri Dec 14, 2018 10:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL AMS schedule for S19
Replies: 76
Views: 12594

Re: DL AMS schedule for S19

Why does AMS work better for DL’s network than CDG (based on number if flights presented by OP)? It's hard to know in advance when CDG will be operating normally or when AF, concession workers, baggage handlers, French ATC, or any other French work group will be on strike. That alone makes AMS (not...

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by IPFreely
Thu Dec 13, 2018 8:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Atlantic Pilots Planing Christmas Strike
Replies: 59
Views: 9395

Re: Virgin Atlantic Pilots Planing Christmas Strike

How far out would VS have to cancel flights to avoid EU 261 compensation? Strikes are considered “extraordinary events” so the airline does not have to pay compensation per EU 361. The only exceptions that have been made are for unofficial wildcat strikes where certain employee groups call in sick,...

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