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by IPFreely
Thu May 18, 2017 1:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 2 Passengers Injured/Needed Emergency Services in HOU
Replies: 6
Views: 2001

Re: 2 Passengers Injured/Needed Emergency Services in HOU

Says she hit her head in the restroom before the flight took off. Not sure what she was doing using the restroom before takeoff but she's lucky it was Southwest. Another airline might have returned to the gate and removed her from the plane.

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by IPFreely
Thu May 18, 2017 4:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Metropolitan Airways?
Replies: 57
Views: 5506

Re: New airline in America?????

http://metroairways.net/cargo/
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EA CO AS wrote:
So will these planes be all coach, all business, or are they going to somehow magically have two different cabins, totaling over 200 people per aircraft?


Three cabins:

http://metroairways.net/cargo/

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by IPFreely
Thu May 18, 2017 3:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Metropolitan Airways?
Replies: 57
Views: 5506

Re: New airline in America?????

I like their photoshopped airplane. Should have photoshopped in a fake registration number, though.

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by IPFreely
Thu May 18, 2017 3:32 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What happens if I no show on LY-B6 connection?
Replies: 23
Views: 1260

Re: What happens if I no show on LY-B6 connection?

aa87 wrote:
We actually live in the NY area so we wouldn't board the last B6 leg.....We're willing to drive to BOS for outbound leg


Am I the only one who sees a potential problem with this?

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by IPFreely
Thu May 18, 2017 3:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why did VS get rid of its DTW route?
Replies: 24
Views: 4684

Re: Why did VS get rid of its DTW route?

So really not solid numbers. MSP-FCO was running are 65-70% and DL dropped it. Flights to LHR may be able to command higher fares and almost certainly more paid premium cabin fares than flights to FCO. And likely MSP-AMS-FCO is more acceptable than DTW-AMS-LHR due to the no "backtracking"...

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by IPFreely
Wed May 17, 2017 6:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AC To Start Nonstop YVR-DEN
Replies: 3
Views: 1032

Re: AC To Start Nonstop YVR-DEN

Should work well at least in the summer. Lots of travel to and from Vancouver for people going on Alaska cruises and UA has lots of customers in the Midwest, south, and mountain states to feed into DEN to support more flights to YVR.

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by IPFreely
Wed May 17, 2017 6:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta thanks every single employee in Facebook Live
Replies: 5
Views: 1182

Re: Delta thanks every single employee in Facebook Live

Of all the things Delta could have their IT department working on it is interesting that this is a priority.

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by IPFreely
Wed May 17, 2017 3:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why did VS get rid of its DTW route?
Replies: 24
Views: 4684

Re: Why did VS get rid of its DTW route?

goboeing wrote:
The numbers in that agreement are systemwide.


The numbers in that agreement are also meaningless. As the article says, Delta and VS can do whatever they want with no repercussions.

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by IPFreely
Wed May 17, 2017 2:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Does/Will Boeing Regret "Burning" a 7x7 designation on the 717?
Replies: 85
Views: 11272

Re: Does/Will Boeing Regret "Burning" a 7x7 designation on the 717?

I don't think there's a lot of people at Boeing worrying about this. They still have the 797 designation to use. Looking at when airplanes were first introduced into service: 787 - 2011 777 - 1995 767/757 - 1982/1983 747 - 1970 737 - 1966 727 - 1962 707 - 1957 Over history that's an average of a ne...

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by IPFreely
Wed May 17, 2017 3:36 am
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Amenity kits past, present and future
Replies: 3
Views: 564

Re: Amenity kits past, present and future

I've gotten a few. Some have been decent quality stuff and some have been crap. The one constant is they've all contained a razor that wouldn't cut warm butter.

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by IPFreely
Wed May 17, 2017 3:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why did VS get rid of its DTW route?
Replies: 24
Views: 4684

Re: Why did VS get rid of its DTW route?

klm617 wrote:
I believe for the Eastern half of the US Delta want the VS loyal traffic routed over ATL and JFK rather than Detroit


Isn't that true for all traffic, not just VS loyal flyers?

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by IPFreely
Tue May 16, 2017 9:41 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Voluntary downgrade
Replies: 8
Views: 1824

Re: Voluntary downgrade

So they gave you what you asked for and you want to go back and argue with them?

Good luck.

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by IPFreely
Tue May 16, 2017 6:29 pm
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Best place to get cheap 757/767 parts?
Replies: 15
Views: 983

Re: Best place to get cheap 757/767 parts?

You'll find a surprising amount of stuff like this on eBay. Authenticity is always suspect but it maybe doesn't matter in this case.

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by IPFreely
Tue May 16, 2017 4:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA's ongoing PR issues
Replies: 176
Views: 16995

Re: UA's ongoing PR issues

United1 wrote:
No company, or a smart investor, looks at a single quarter and feels they know the entire picture about their financial health...I would suggest you broaden your horizons a bit vs just trotting around a number.


Please stop responding to the troll. If people would just ignore him he will go away.

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by IPFreely
Tue May 16, 2017 4:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Applies For LAX-PEK
Replies: 255
Views: 50276

Re: AA Applies For LAX-PEK

grbauc wrote:
He believes He will be a better Deal maker. I'll say we can do much better for sure.


Not sure it's high on his to-do list. But he might be able to make a better deal for US airlines. I don't think they can get a worse deal than the one they've got now.

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by IPFreely
Tue May 16, 2017 3:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MSP - Role In DL Network and Expansion Potential
Replies: 266
Views: 20260

Re: MSP - Role In DL Network and Expansion Potential

I am not sure MSP is a more desirable connection over ORD for transatlantic. Yes MSP is less congested and a nicer airport, but ORD has a lot more flight options to a lot more places. This means 1) better chance of landing in (or closer to) your European destination, as DL may not fly there from MS...

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by IPFreely
Tue May 16, 2017 1:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ANA 787 engine troubles - emergency landing in Siberia
Replies: 67
Views: 18653

Re: ANA 787 engine troubles - emergency landing in Siberia

And DL wants to use ICN as a hub YIKES ! Where is the DL safety department huh ? On a endless Georgia afternoon siesta ! crikey what is ti going to take to get thru to the DL brass they are making a mistake! Well let's be realistic. How many flights will DL actually be operating to ICN in 2-3 years...

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by IPFreely
Tue May 16, 2017 12:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA's ongoing PR issues
Replies: 176
Views: 16995

Re: UA's ongoing PR issues

BobPatterson wrote:
Delta has the worst record in the industry for ultra-late flights.


Holy buckets -- 45 flights that are over 12 hours late? If that's how Delta claims they're cancelling cancellations it's outright fraud.

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by IPFreely
Mon May 15, 2017 8:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Applies For LAX-PEK
Replies: 255
Views: 50276

Re: AA Applies For LAX-PEK

If politics helps at all, (and these days I honestly have no idea), don't forget, AA did not attend the Trump White House meeting. Delta did. Not saying that will or will not have anything to do with how this all plays out, just an observation. While that is true we should also remember that the CE...

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by IPFreely
Mon May 15, 2017 6:27 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Pilot Experiences
Replies: 9
Views: 607

Re: Pilot Experiences

VSMUT wrote:
There are tons of incidents where the military background of the Captain was central to what happened.


You say tons then provide two examples. And of course no examples from the US. Nice try but as they say on the internet, "epic fail".

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by IPFreely
Mon May 15, 2017 5:55 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Pilot Experiences
Replies: 9
Views: 607

Re: Pilot Experiences

Quite a lot of those incidents were the result of former military pilots who were unable to cooperate in a two-person cockpit as per modern MCC/CRM standards. This is very possibly the biggest bunch of unsubstantiated malarkey ever posted on this site. The USAF has over 5,500 aircraft in service. F...

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by IPFreely
Mon May 15, 2017 3:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MSP - Role In DL Network and Expansion Potential
Replies: 266
Views: 20260

Re: MSP - Role In DL Network and Expansion Potential

Sun Country, despite their inept management, continues to grow. Adding Aruba and Tucson. Sun Country has inept management? Care to enlighten us on here with what evidence you have to support your assertion? Adding 5 new routes in less than a year hardly appears to be something that inept management...

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by IPFreely
Mon May 15, 2017 3:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta 130 ATL-MUC Diversion
Replies: 5
Views: 2134

Re: Delta 130 ATL-MUC Diversion

If lavs are circumstances beyond Delta's control this still counts as a "brand perfect day", right?

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by IPFreely
Mon May 15, 2017 2:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: Emirates to start Phoenix and Buffalo
Replies: 143
Views: 26500

Re: Rumor: Emirates to start Phoenix and Buffalo

swaluver48 wrote:
I heard this last night from a friend with AA that found out from corporate.


That should be good enough for anyone.

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by IPFreely
Mon May 15, 2017 2:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What Makes SEA Better Than NRT For Delta
Replies: 154
Views: 14300

Re: What Makes SEA Better Than NRT For Delta

By the way AF-2 a B-757 did ANC-SEL/ICN with EASE! shoot it did SYD-HNL and that is putting it to the ultimate test of range ! for a antique it did good LOL. I love your enthusiasm. But it should be noted that Air Force 2 is not a B757, it's a C32, which is a modified B757. Among the modifications ...

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by IPFreely
Mon May 15, 2017 2:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MSP - Role In DL Network and Expansion Potential
Replies: 266
Views: 20260

Re: MSP - Role In DL Network and Expansion Potential

Think those feeder carriers were independent just flying for NW thought and not counted in the core NW or DL staff numbers. Since Compass & Comair were wholly owned by their parent airlines, their employees were probably counted in the total headcount for the parent airlines. When these entitie...

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by IPFreely
Mon May 15, 2017 1:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WestJet Pilots Join ALPA
Replies: 50
Views: 4309

Re: WestJet Pilots Join ALPA

ALPA has done alot for civil aviation since it's creation. You really should Google "Flying the Line" and educate yourself beffore calling it a "terrible group* To all posters: if you want to read "Flying the Line" for entertainment, go ahead. But please, for the Love of Go...

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by IPFreely
Sun May 14, 2017 6:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA's ongoing PR issues
Replies: 176
Views: 16995

Re: UA's ongoing PR issues

OBVIOUSLY a DL lover and UA hater. Don't say ALL measurable and meaningful categories Cancelled flights Jan - Feb: DL 0.84% UA: 0.73% (http://www.transtats.bts.gov) Those results are for mainline flights only. If you add in Delta Connection, Delta's performance gets worse.....much much worse. And i...

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by IPFreely
Sun May 14, 2017 6:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MSP - Role In DL Network and Expansion Potential
Replies: 266
Views: 20260

Re: MSP - Role In DL Network and Expansion Potential

FlyHappy wrote:
Having said that, anecdotally (which I realize ain't worth a hill of beans), every time I've gotten the itch to visit HI in the last several years, that flight has not been available to me.


Why wouldn't a flight be available to you? Are you on the no-fly list???

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by IPFreely
Sun May 14, 2017 6:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA's ongoing PR issues
Replies: 176
Views: 16995

Re: UA's ongoing PR issues

Uniteds image is so badly damaged at this point. I know A.net we hold the airlines to such a different standard but to normal people United is now considered the lowest of the low. Things are not passing over. You need to re-evaluate your definition of "normal people". Normal people don't...

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by IPFreely
Sun May 14, 2017 2:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MSP - Role In DL Network and Expansion Potential
Replies: 266
Views: 20260

Re: MSP - Role In DL Network and Expansion Potential

Why is ICN a bad Japan hub? It is not a horrible backtrack and offers unparalleled service to secondary Japanese cities (ICN has flights to 23 cities in Japan)... It's bad compared to the competition: United can take passengers to Tokyo where they connect to ANA for 1-stop service to over 40 cities...

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by IPFreely
Sun May 14, 2017 2:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WestJet Pilots Join ALPA
Replies: 50
Views: 4309

Re: WestJet Pilots Join ALPA

If ALPA was so destructive as you say, why are airlines like Jazz, Delta, JetBlue, Alaska, FedEx, and United, all ALPA pilot group, not threatening to shut down too? You must have forgotten that Spirit Airlines pilots are represented by the ALPA since you didn't mention them. :lol: :lol: :lol: You ...

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by IPFreely
Sun May 14, 2017 2:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA's ongoing PR issues
Replies: 176
Views: 16995

Re: UA's ongoing PR issues

I have no actual statistics to back me up You could have stopped right there. Especially if you consider youtube videos, blogs, and twitter as a source of reliable statistics or information. If you pry yourself away from interweb blogs and message boards, people who weren't affected by the Dao inci...

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by IPFreely
Sat May 13, 2017 11:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA's ongoing PR issues
Replies: 176
Views: 16995

Re: UA's ongoing PR issues

As a point of order the only airline that has reported any fiscal blip related to any of the recent PR fiascos is DL...remember when they canceled 4000+ flights and had to accommodate 600.000 plus passengers? That little IROPS and IT meltdown will cost them around $120.000.000 in profits this quart...

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by IPFreely
Sat May 13, 2017 10:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MSP - Role In DL Network and Expansion Potential
Replies: 266
Views: 20260

Re: MSP - Role In DL Network and Expansion Potential

Really? Cite your facts as to why the cost of living in Minnesota is very high! I lived in Minnesota for 14 years and what you are stating is a complete falsehood. The business tax environment is one of the most relaxed I've seen. Delta is helping pay for a multi billion dollar expansion of the mai...

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by IPFreely
Sat May 13, 2017 10:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What Makes SEA Better Than NRT For Delta
Replies: 154
Views: 14300

Re: What Makes SEA Better Than NRT For Delta

ILUVDC10S wrote:
IPFreely wrote:
ILUVDC10S wrote:
And I would even start year round ANC-NRT service with a 757-300 I see that as a under served market.


I like it.

You mean I said something good for a change ? takes bow and thank you .


Well, you stated that you see ANC-NRT as an under-served market. I don't see anyone refuting this.

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by IPFreely
Sat May 13, 2017 7:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MSP - Role In DL Network and Expansion Potential
Replies: 266
Views: 20260

Re: MSP - Role In DL Network and Expansion Potential

ILUVDC10S wrote:
By the way the 340 from AF operates about 20 minutes faster than the DL 330 LOL


Not really. Both aircraft have the same typical cruise speed (M 0.82) and the same maximum speed (M 0.86). The difference is because Delta pads their flight times to make their on-time statistics look better.

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by IPFreely
Sat May 13, 2017 6:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What Makes SEA Better Than NRT For Delta
Replies: 154
Views: 14300

Re: What Makes SEA Better Than NRT For Delta

ILUVDC10S wrote:
And I would even start year round ANC-NRT service with a 757-300 I see that as a under served market.


I like it.

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by IPFreely
Sat May 13, 2017 6:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What Makes SEA Better Than NRT For Delta
Replies: 154
Views: 14300

Re: What Makes SEA Better Than NRT For Delta

DL could do 4 747 flights a day from NRT-DTW & MSP 2 747's from NRT-ATL 1 747 for each SEA, SFO, LAX & 3 747's for HNL. 1 747 for ORD yes I would challenge UA/AA head to head 1 747 for JFK & EWR again challenge UA Head to head.. I would also do a 747 from IAD too. By my count that's 20 ...

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by IPFreely
Sat May 13, 2017 6:11 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Best Major Airport in the US
Replies: 33
Views: 1248

Re: Best Major Airport in the US

DEN and it's not close.

Congestion and delays need to be factors, too.

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by IPFreely
Sat May 13, 2017 3:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Accused Of Racist Seat Change
Replies: 89
Views: 9631

Re: AA Accused Of Racist Seat Change

Pretty surprising thread -- thirty six posts and not one mention of the airplane photo in news article vs. the actual airplane for the flight in question. A year ago the photo would have caused complete outrage and ridicule. A.net is really slipping in this regard.

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by IPFreely
Sat May 13, 2017 2:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What Makes SEA Better Than NRT For Delta
Replies: 154
Views: 14300

Re: What Makes SEA Better Than NRT For Delta

Some years ago, a very high-level airline executive (name you would recognize) was staying at one of our resorts, and - after a few gin-and-tonics - we got into an interesting discussion about airline hubs. In an ideal (airline) world, a domestic hub would be best positioned in the very center of t...

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by IPFreely
Sat May 13, 2017 1:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What Makes SEA Better Than NRT For Delta
Replies: 154
Views: 14300

Re: What Makes SEA Better Than NRT For Delta

johns624 wrote:
Delta went bankrupt, also.


Yes, they did. And how is that relevant to the topic at hand???

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by IPFreely
Sat May 13, 2017 1:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What Makes SEA Better Than NRT For Delta
Replies: 154
Views: 14300

Re: What Makes SEA Better Than NRT For Delta

ILUVDC10S wrote:
See PM I do not want to derail the thread I am allready on thin ice


I'm pulling for you to last longer this time. But don't get too excited -- I always pull for the underdog.

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by IPFreely
Sat May 13, 2017 12:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What Makes SEA Better Than NRT For Delta
Replies: 154
Views: 14300

Re: What Makes SEA Better Than NRT For Delta

Well NWA made it work quite successfully mind you that the majority of the TPAC flights left from DTW since it is the ideal centralized US location and world class hub of Mc Namara and a airport that refuses to close in winter weather when ORD or MSP or ATL closes DTW Laughs. Regardless of the snow...

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by IPFreely
Sat May 13, 2017 12:33 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Pilot Experiences
Replies: 9
Views: 607

Re: Pilot Experiences

The one positive constant, is we can still count on the men and women sitting up front to get us there and home again...safely. Not everyone agrees: The one constant through all the years has been baseball. America has rolled by like an army of steamrollers. It’s been erased like a blackboard, rebu...

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by IPFreely
Thu May 11, 2017 11:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Disciplinary Action For F/As Shown In Recent Events?
Replies: 14
Views: 2151

Re: Disciplinary Action For F/As Shown In Recent Events?

No official confirmation but multiple posters here have indicated that the DL employee who is on video quoting FAA regulations incorrectly and threatening the family with jail and foster care has been canned.

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by IPFreely
Thu May 11, 2017 2:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What Makes SEA Better Than NRT For Delta
Replies: 154
Views: 14300

Re: What Makes SEA Better Than NRT For Delta

ILUVDC10S wrote:
Well lets see how hard of a negotiator and wheeler and dealer Bastain is to get Japan Airlines to leave One World for Skyteam


Yes I can't wait to see this. If Bastian fails with JAL do you think he should be canned???

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by IPFreely
Thu May 11, 2017 4:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What Makes SEA Better Than NRT For Delta
Replies: 154
Views: 14300

Re: What Makes SEA Better Than NRT For Delta

With the current and future political climate I think its wrong to do a JV with a Korean or Chinese Airline either way you are playing with fire. . You do know that Korean Air is based in South Korea, not North Korea? Better option should have been to partner with Japan Airlines with NRT as only hu...

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