Italian politicians have - for decades - repeatedly shown that when faced with the prospect of liquidation of the national flag carrier, they'll step in and bail Alitalia out, and in the process stave of economic reality of Alitalia's workers and unions. Alitalia's workers have just, yet again, cal...Jump to post
Most of us would be willing to pay a 15% premium to just barely de-miserablize the seats and overall experience. Wow...15%! That's peanuts. Just looking at floor space or food/beverage service, an extra 15% isn't enough to pay for any "de-miserabilizing". As was pointed out above, Y+ fare...Jump to post
But the flying wing or BWB is far more aerodynamic than a cigar with wings. Exactly. Current military incarnations of the flying wing are a compromise between fuel efficiency, the need for stealth, and the ability to carry large payloads. A basic flying wing with no stealth requirements will always...Jump to post
KentB27 wrote:It's not nearly as big of a deal as you're making it out to be. It was an accident.
I don't think an airline can be expected to pay for an extra night just for the sake of a few hours, but hopefully the hotel would be reasonable and let them check in early if possible. "If possible" is the key...the hotel may not have any rooms available. If the airline isn't willing to ...Jump to post
Passengers -- at least male passengers -- should be able to deal with this situation. As the saying goes, "improvise, overcome, and adapt."Jump to post
While delays in getting a room happened occasionally in my career, you have to remember that stricter FAA 'uninterrupted' crew rest regulations were initiated in the 2000's. I don't know about this case, but if the cockpit crew layover was running up against this requirement, then the crew would ha...Jump to post
What operational needs? Most airline contracts with hotels are that they are contractually obliged to have a hotel room ready as soon as the crew arrives and that the crew have that room until pick up for the next duty, irrespective of delays. Crew room usage do not follow standard check in check o...Jump to post
Do Americans have some sort of a deficiency in manners and common sense? Utterly pathetic the past few weeks and tarnishing the reputation of airliners. Maybe. Are Europeans any better? http://www.aol.co.uk/travel/2013/08/05/ryanair-flight-passengers-yobs-riot-prestwick-to-ibiza/ http://www.express...Jump to post
If Bastian was out of town, in Florida or at the Masters when this happened how was he going to get back to Atlanta? Fly in and add more traffic to an already overloaded airport? The weather was rotten and the airport was in deep poo. First of all, from Augusta, Atlanta is an easy drive. Second of ...Jump to post
So... you were there? How do you know "This guy had no idea what the story was"? It looks like he was seated two rows away; it also looks like everybody at the front of the plane could see "what the whole story was". For decades, we have denigrated society for the "loss of ...Jump to post
910A wrote:Once the paperwork is done, she will get suspended for a week or so.
1) Mom doesn't even get a nomination for academy award; terrible acting TRYING to cry. 2) Mr hormone male should have been taken off the flight for threatening a crew member. 3) AA had the advantage of the UA response last week. If the 1st hardened UA response had gone over, AA would have done same...Jump to post
ZyreaxPlayz wrote:Any thoughts?
It's not a "lead from the front" strategy, that's for sure. Most customers won't care but I guess he's lost the confidence of employees at ATL, DTW, JFK, and elsewhere who worked 5 days of mandatory overtime dealing with irate customers.Jump to post
So UA is #1 in most passengers to/from NYC, and #1 in profit margin in NYC. This looks like a case of an executive trying to blame his predecessor, but it isn't clear what he's being blamed for unless it is winning too much.Jump to post
The posters who think foreign-run airlines would provide some type of over-the-top Utopian service if allowed to operate domestic flights in the US is laughable. Anyone who does think that needs to spend 2-3 months in Europe flying domestic and intra-European flights on a regular basis.Jump to post
Give me a break. We flew on NB jets worldwide for years. The seats are the same & the pitch is the same on a 777 with United or a 757 with United. So why would coach be cruel to passengers in regular Economy only on the NB aircraft? Looks like you've only been an a.net member for two years so m...Jump to post
Further clarification from UA re: Mr. Hohl. I'd say he was lucky UA transported him to Costa Rica the following day instead of cancelling his ticket and setting him free:
http://finance.yahoo.com/news/united-ai ... 50141.html
The pilot unions in the US will never allow a CS-100 size plane to be flown at the regionals, and I don't see them relaxing the scope agreements at all. Bombardier and Embrear should not plan on scope relief..........a mistake Embrear has already made with the latest 175. I don't know considering B...Jump to post
Well, that completely ignores JFK having more traffic than EWR by a significant margin even with slot restriction still. It's not ignoring traffic at JFK at all. The numbers contain 100% of traffic at JFK, and LGA, and EWR. 2016 passenger totals (combined LGA + EWR + JFK): 1. United 29,111,000 2. D...Jump to post
OK, but I guess my fear is that it wasn't actually an Air Marshall.... we may never know but I just don't know why United has not stated that the AM was involved. Again this is just my fear, not that it is what happened.. United actually stated that no AM was involved: "They were asked to leav...Jump to post
While I agree that the groom is apparently not very credible, the use of the word "Marshall" is not normal for any passenger to use. Especially a pain in the a$$ as this couple may appear to be. I wonder (and yes no proof, just questions) if the crew mentioned Air Marshal somehow, whether...Jump to post
Only major orders seem to be Azul and Skywest and that order is in limbo due to the scope limits. The CSeries already has DL, AC and Swiss onboard. AirBaltic will soon become an all CSeries customer soon. I think the future is very bright for this aircraft, it's very versatile. Bombardier's success...Jump to post
Why would FAM get involved on the ground revealing their identity? Doesn't it defeat the purpose? There are variety of LEOs and friends of UA to drag them out. We don't yet know if a FAM was involved. According to the groom: "Hohl said after complying with the flight attendant’s demand, a U.S....Jump to post
I think the OP should do this immediately and report the results back to us. And please don't buy just one ticket, please buy as many seats on as many flights as possible.Jump to post
UA really needs to step up their game on SFO/LAX-EWR to compete with what AA and DL are offering. EWR is not the most convenient for most people, so they need to surpass DL and AA on the hard and soft product if they want to make it worthwhile for customers to go out of their way. On further review...Jump to post
EWR is not the most convenient for most people, so they need to surpass DL and AA on the hard and soft product if they want to make it worthwhile for customers to go out of their way. You better let UA know this. They may not realize that most people won't go to EWR when they are able to fill multi...Jump to post
The fact that they moved themselves to a few rows in front rather than behind sounds to me like they helped themselves moving to the Economy Plus section of the plane of which seat selection is chargeable. So the flight attendents asked them to move back to their designated seats. When refused, law...Jump to post
for all we know, they've been working behind the scenes on a new system for months but just haven't gotten to the migration point. Possible. But highly doubtful. If DL was making a big investment to prevent future debacles like the two last year do you really think it would be done behind the scene...Jump to post
leghorn wrote:Your comments are encouraging and valid but your posting history indicates that you are a bit of a Bombardier fanboy which isn't the worst thing in the world?
We'll wait to hear if some of those who had huge out-of-pocket expenses are made whole. Just curious if any of these people have been made whole? I'm guessing that maybe a select few of the highest level frequent flyers or people with their fingers on corporate travel contracts might be -- or might...Jump to post
You don't know what's been done, though. You're right, we don't know what has been done. But Ed and his executive team aren't paid to just "do stuff", they're paid to do stuff that is effective. Whatever they've done, if anything, was not effective. In fact it failed spectacularly. Heads ...Jump to post
I'm from the New York area (Newark is the only airport I will be flying out of, LGA and JFK cost me nearly $35 in tolls and often take over 2hrs to get to, Newark takes me 30mins). Oh boy. Guess I'll grab some popcorn, sit back, and watch the "Which airport is the New York Airport" debate...Jump to post
If you're saying that their mismanagement was that they haven't invested in that infrastructure, fine, but I'm not sure when it was all hitting the fan what they could have done with such a large and complex system? Exactly. If their scheduling software is so critical that the entire airline stops ...Jump to post
Yes, the weather portion of the debacle is over. It was the minor part of the debacle. Weather is not really a debacle; it happens everywhere. And it was over in about 4 or 5 hours. The subsequent 4 1/2 days was the debacle. With massive mismanagement and incompetence being the only real explanation.Jump to post
cvgComair wrote:As Delta continues to grow, AA will only fall farther behind DL at BOS:
Cubsrule wrote:Neither of these routes moves the needle that much, but DL needs to find a way to make this kind of stuff work if it wants to be the legacy of choice in Boston.
Is Delta going to offer people like myself any compensation or refunds after this is said and done? Am I just wasting my time asking? This morning, I saw a report the big wigs are now saying they're going to compensate. Is this true? Two extra nights at hotel, food for two for two days, a missing b...Jump to post
Work on getting a good education first. Your spelling, punctuation and grammar are atrocious. Be nice. His spelling is fine. As far as a path to being an airline pilot, well, in the US the majority of pilots -- almost all, actually -- have either come from the military, or thru college, or both. If...Jump to post
I saw this congressman on CNBC when he was interviewed about this and I have to say I was completely unimpressed. This congressman stated that he did not know the rules that are in place, but in 2 days he has become an expert good enough to put legislation in place that would fix all the ills. If h...Jump to post
flyby519 wrote:So are these HAV slots up for grabs to any other airline?
I'm a general member with no status and also received 20,000 miles which I think is quite generous as I only had to deal with 4 or 5 hour delay but otherwise got home after a single rebooking. That is generous for what you went through but you were one of the relatively lucky ones. Consider our pos...Jump to post