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by aa777lvr
Sat Nov 18, 2017 9:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why did Delta cut SEA-LHR?
Replies: 20
Views: 7362

Re: Why did Delta cut SEA-LHR?

I believe PHL-LHR was awarded to DL as a divestiture from the AA-US merger. I believe they had to operate it (between PHL-LHR) for a certain amount of time between those city pairs before it was given the slot.

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by aa777lvr
Tue Nov 14, 2017 4:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA adding DFW-KEF
Replies: 169
Views: 17441

Re: AA adding DFW-KEF

DFW-KEF on a 752? Let's hope they have plenty of days where the KEF weather allows them to go N/A (no alternate), or it could be an interesting route to dispatch.

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by aa777lvr
Sat Oct 07, 2017 6:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: U.S. Dept of Commerce backs Boeing in dispute with Bombardier
Replies: 1112
Views: 46520

Re: U.S. Dept of Commerce backs Boeing in dispute with Bombardier

What are some crafty workarounds the lawyers could use? If there was a US facility (existing or to-be-built) for final assembly, would this avoid the tariffs (thinking something like the Airbus facility in Mobile)? I realize the logistics to get up and running would take some time. Could DL set up s...

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by aa777lvr
Sat Jul 22, 2017 2:23 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: American relaxes it's Non-rev dress code
Replies: 16
Views: 2816

Re: American relaxes it's Non-rev dress code

If you going to list for non-rev travel in business class or 1st class at least come dressed in business casual attire. If you want to fly and come in a "more relaxed style", or looking like you just rolled out of bed, then buy your ticket. Ummm...why would you do that if you don't have t...

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by aa777lvr
Fri Jun 23, 2017 7:17 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Seat switching by Delta
Replies: 11
Views: 1462

Re: Seat switching by Delta

I would definitely call and inquire. Something does sound a little strange. Did you book quite a while ago? Did you put up-to-date (email/phone) contact information in the reservation when you booked? It sounds like a schedule change that you didn't notice until you went back to review your itinerar...

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by aa777lvr
Sat Jun 03, 2017 4:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Incident in SAT
Replies: 14
Views: 5714

AA Incident in SAT

https://www.fly.faa.gov/ois/

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Noticed on the FAA's OIS page a ground stop for SAT/KSAT due to "other/emergency". I'm hearing a possible "excursion" by an AA aircraft?

https://www.fly.faa.gov/ois/

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by aa777lvr
Tue May 23, 2017 11:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DAL 193 DTW-ICN Diverts back to DTW Yesterday
Replies: 53
Views: 7650

Re: DAL 193 DTW-ICN Diverts back to DTW Yesterday

http://flightaware.com/live/flight/DAL5 ... /KDTW/ZSPD
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It appears N669US (per FlightRadar24) tried to operate flight 583 to PVG yesterday and returned back to Detroit.

http://flightaware.com/live/flight/DAL5 ... /KDTW/ZSPD

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by aa777lvr
Sun Apr 16, 2017 2:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines Has Fake Values
Replies: 49
Views: 8312

Re: United Airlines Has Fake Values

Personally I think that Delta's "we can walk on water" holier than thou attitude is just as culturally concerning as United's "the customer is evil" attitude - actually more so as United are modest enough that they never claim to be perfect I worked for AA for nearly 14 years (p...

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by aa777lvr
Sat Apr 08, 2017 1:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Heck, Delta is having it bad
Replies: 354
Views: 45264

Re: Heck, ATL is having it bad.

I've worked with AA and DL. I love DL and think the world of this company. However, It was my experience at AA that a severe IROP at a hub would disrupt flights that day and a few into the the following morning, but the ship would be "right sided" by the afternoon of the following day. The...

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by aa777lvr
Tue Apr 04, 2017 3:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southern 242, 40th Anniversary on April 4
Replies: 1
Views: 572

Southern 242, 40th Anniversary on April 4

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Souther ... Flight_242
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April 4, 2017 marks the 40th Anniversary of the Southern Airways crash near New Hope, GA. Are there any special events planned?

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Souther ... Flight_242

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by aa777lvr
Thu Mar 09, 2017 11:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA announces new ORD routes, other network adjustments
Replies: 77
Views: 13141

Re: AA announces new ORD routes, other network adjustments

And...the additional flights (both AA and UA) into an already congested ORD will only add to the mess that is ORD. I recommend a connection via DTW or MSP where it's significantly less likely to be cancelled.

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by aa777lvr
Sun Jan 29, 2017 3:27 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Post 9/11 Selectee Countries
Replies: 2
Views: 575

Post 9/11 Selectee Countries

In light of this weekend's big news about the EO, I recall as an agent in the airport post 9/11 we were to be on the lookout for travel documents from certain countries. I recall Cuba being one. Aren't the countries impacted by the EO nearly the same list as those the government was on the watch for...

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by aa777lvr
Mon Jan 16, 2017 4:06 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Unshaven Cockpit Crew
Replies: 39
Views: 6103

Unshaven Cockpit Crew

Curious.... Recently I was going through security at JFK. Two male cockpit crew members were in front of me in line (full uniform). ID's appeared to be EK crew. I noticed that both had facial hair (well groomed, but still had noticeable beards). I was under the impression that cockpit crew (and jump...

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by aa777lvr
Mon Sep 12, 2016 8:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Mo Farah DL Incident.
Replies: 149
Views: 17613

Re: Mo Farah DL Incident.

Here's another possibility..... Who boards before the precious metals/gems? Pre-boards......folks with mobility issues and families using car seats, etc. I can see a situation where these folks who just came off a long (likely unrestful) trip from GIG either come strolling up as pre-boarding was ann...

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by aa777lvr
Sun Aug 07, 2016 4:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Did G4 have an incident in ATL 8-6-16?
Replies: 1
Views: 744

Did G4 have an incident in ATL 8-6-16?

I noticed a G4 MD80 series in ATL at a DL gate on the B concourse surrounded by emergency vehicles at about 2000 local. Anyone have info on the issue?

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by aa777lvr
Wed Jun 01, 2016 6:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: QR 755 En Route To ATL
Replies: 76
Views: 16235

RE: QR 755 En Route To ATL

There's thunderstorms in the forecast for their ETA. Wouldn't that put a little egg on the face of 'ol Al Baker if it ended up diverting.

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by aa777lvr
Wed May 18, 2016 10:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Bans AS From Seattle Pride
Replies: 123
Views: 23021

RE: Delta Bans AS From Seattle Pride

Let's spin it this way. <acronym title="Delta Air Lines (USA)">DL</acronym> is electing to pull it's sponsorship of the Fox and re-direct funds to promoting LGBT causes with the <acronym title="Seattle / Tacoma - International (SEA / KSEA), USA - Washington">SEA</acronym> pride events. <acronym titl...

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by aa777lvr
Wed May 18, 2016 10:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AFA Urges JLo To Cancel ATL Concert For QR
Replies: 93
Views: 14612

RE: AFA Urges JLo To Cancel ATL Concert For QR

Much like politics, it's all in how you spin it. The <acronym title="Delta Air Lines (USA)">DL</acronym>-haters will spin it as petty. The <acronym title="Qatar Airways">QR</acronym>-haters will applaud the action. It all depends on your personal "filters". Similarly, there's a thread about how <acr...

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by aa777lvr
Wed May 18, 2016 3:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN Intersection Departures
Replies: 9
Views: 2218

WN Intersection Departures

Today I was waiting for my flight at a medium sized southeastern airport. Another airline's <acronym title="Air Madagascar">MD</acronym>-80 had taxied out to the airports 12,000' main runway and appeared to be waiting for its wheels-up time into its hub in a holding pad. A quick-taxiing <acronym tit...

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by aa777lvr
Mon May 16, 2016 8:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boycott QR Billboards - ATL
Replies: 104
Views: 20632

Boycott QR Billboards - ATL

Driving to work this morning I could have sworn I saw a billboard on I-75/85S (near Langford Pkwy area) in <acronym title="Atlanta - Hartsfield-Jackson Int (The William B Hartsfield / Municipal / Candler Field) (ATL / KATL), USA - Georgia">ATL</acronym> asking to boycott <acronym title="Qatar Airway...

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by aa777lvr
Fri May 13, 2016 6:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL 717 Loses Cowling Near BNA
Replies: 47
Views: 18446

RE: DL 717 Loses Cowling Near BNA

Any update on the aircraft (extent of damage, soon to be ferried out of BNA, etc)?

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by aa777lvr
Fri May 13, 2016 3:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First 77W Retirement
Replies: 36
Views: 20805

RE: First 77W Retirement

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/KaiTak747" class="quote" target="_blank">KaiTak747</a> (<a href="#10" class="quote">Reply 10</a>):<br/><i>Also strange how airlines have totally...

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by aa777lvr
Tue May 03, 2016 9:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CNN Take On First 744 Going To Delta Flight Museum
Replies: 13
Views: 7456

RE: CNN Take On First 744 Going To Delta Flight Museum

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/aviatorcraig" class="quote" target="_blank">aviatorcraig</a> (<a href="#7" class="quote">Reply 7</a>):<br/><i>It would be a nice touch to paint ...

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by aa777lvr
Wed Apr 27, 2016 10:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ATL Near Miss 4/27.
Replies: 1
Views: 1704

ATL Near Miss 4/27.

Anyone with more details?

http://espn.go.com/mens-college-bask...-fox-airplane-avoided-crash-runway

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by aa777lvr
Sun Apr 24, 2016 11:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chaos In EZE: AA Vs DL Approach
Replies: 47
Views: 16601

RE: Chaos In EZE: AA Vs DL Approach

Interesting. Reading this thread it reminded me of politics (well, politics here in the US). One person's observation on how 2 different airlines appeared to handle an operational irregularity turns ugly here on A-net. We have the seemingly obligatory criticism of the title (because everything can b...

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by aa777lvr
Wed Apr 13, 2016 2:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL's JNU Service To Go Seasonal
Replies: 2
Views: 1725

DL's JNU Service To Go Seasonal

According to this article, <acronym title="Delta Air Lines (USA)">DL</acronym>'s service to JNU will now be seasonal instead of year-round. <a href="http://juneauempire.com/local/2016-04-11/delta-end-year-round-service-juneau" target="_blank">http://juneauempire.com/local/2016-0...elta-end-year-roun...

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by aa777lvr
Thu Mar 24, 2016 4:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA To Pay Profit Sharing To All Employees
Replies: 43
Views: 8733

RE: AA To Pay Profit Sharing To All Employees

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/LAXtoATL" class="quote" target="_blank">LAXtoATL</a> (<a href="#11" class="quote">Reply 11</a>):<br/><i/></font></td></tr></table> <acronym titl...

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by aa777lvr
Sun Feb 28, 2016 6:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS & DL "divorce" Steps
Replies: 64
Views: 16632

RE: AS & DL "divorce" Steps

Divorce? That would imply a previous commitment. The reason <acronym title="Delta Air Lines (USA)">DL</acronym> built a domestic hub in <acronym title="Seattle / Tacoma - International (SEA / KSEA), USA - Washington">SEA</acronym> organically, is because they tried to (insert Beyoncé) "put a ring on...

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by aa777lvr
Thu Feb 18, 2016 3:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Piedmont - FO To CA In Less Than 1 Year?
Replies: 17
Views: 2263

Piedmont - FO To CA In Less Than 1 Year?

I noticed on Piedmont's website that it's advertising upgrade training is 12-15 months and mentions even less with previous Part 121 experience. <a href="http://piedmont-airlines.com/Careers/Career-Guides/Pilots" target="_blank">http://piedmont-airlines.com/Careers/Career-Guides/Pilots</a> Is this s...

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by aa777lvr
Sat Feb 13, 2016 4:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Profit Sharing Sets New Record
Replies: 81
Views: 10767

RE: Delta Profit Sharing Sets New Record

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Many years at AA, before making a change. It gives me a frame of reference as to how blessed and happy I am at DL.

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by aa777lvr
Sat Feb 13, 2016 4:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Profit Sharing Sets New Record
Replies: 81
Views: 10767

RE: Delta Profit Sharing Sets New Record

I consider myself very fortunate to work for this company. I work with a great group of folks (competent, considerate, cooperative.....the rule...not the exception) who "get it" that it's paramount to keep the customer as the focus in decision making. Congrats to all my colleages and here's to impro...

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by aa777lvr
Sun Feb 07, 2016 3:53 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Celebrity Passengers
Replies: 79
Views: 19644

RE: Celebrity Passengers

I sat in FC Years ago with Dolly Parton. She was just as charming and funny as one would expect. She and Michael Richard (Kreamer from Seinfeld) were the 2 most personable celebs I've ever Met in my customer service days.

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by aa777lvr
Wed Feb 03, 2016 11:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL 757 @ Kgfk
Replies: 6
Views: 2340

RE: DL 757 @ Kgfk

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/Joepilot001" class="quote" target="_blank">Joepilot001</a> (<a href="#0" class="quote">Thread starter</a>):<br/><i/></font></td></tr></table> Pr...

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by aa777lvr
Mon Jan 04, 2016 11:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: "Welcome To JFK. Our Gateway To The World" -DL
Replies: 73
Views: 15000

RE: "Welcome To JFK. Our Gateway To The World" -DL

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/MSPNWA" class="quote" target="_blank">MSPNWA</a> (<a href="#13" class="quote">Reply 13</a>):<br/><i>Although on one hand it's true, since for <a...

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by aa777lvr
Sun Jan 03, 2016 11:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Was Washington ATC Over Saturated Today?
Replies: 3
Views: 1449

RE:

Washington Center is often a source of problems. Yesterday the FAA imposed required re-routes to several cities in the Northeast from <acronym title="Atlanta - Hartsfield-Jackson Int (The William B Hartsfield / Municipal / Candler Field) (ATL / KATL), USA - Georgia">ATL</acronym> due to ZDC constrai...

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by aa777lvr
Sat Dec 19, 2015 4:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Richard Anderson - Aviation Week’s Person of the Year 2015
Replies: 118
Views: 18220

Richard Anderson - Aviation Week’s Person of the Year 2015

Agreed. The AJC here in ATL seems very resonanable on its coverage of the local companies (DL, UPS, Home Depot, Chick Fil A, etc).

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by aa777lvr
Sat Dec 19, 2015 3:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Richard Anderson - Aviation Week’s Person of the Year 2015
Replies: 118
Views: 18220

Richard Anderson - Aviation Week’s Person of the Year 2015

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/NWAESC" class="quote" target="_blank">NWAESC</a> (<a href="#40" class="quote">Reply 40</a>):<br/><i/></font></td></tr></table> Finally. Now we k...

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by aa777lvr
Sat Dec 19, 2015 1:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Richard Anderson - Aviation Week’s Person of the Year 2015
Replies: 118
Views: 18220

Richard Anderson - Aviation Week’s Person of the Year 2015

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/MSPNWA" class="quote" target="_blank">MSPNWA</a> (<a href="#33" class="quote">Reply 33</a>):<br/><i>I could never work for a man with a very pri...

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by aa777lvr
Sat Dec 19, 2015 2:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Richard Anderson - Aviation Week’s Person of the Year 2015
Replies: 118
Views: 18220

Richard Anderson - Aviation Week’s Person of the Year 2015

Yep. I love working for him and have the utmost respect for him, his leadership style and the example he sets for the workgroups at DL. Top Notch guy.

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by aa777lvr
Thu Dec 17, 2015 1:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Purchases 20 E-190s And 20 737-900ERs
Replies: 153
Views: 31695

RE: Delta Purchases 20 E-190s And 20 737-900ERs

Let's not forget performance. From an operational perspective, rarely a weight restriction or a driftdown issue on the 757. (or a tail tip issue).

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by aa777lvr
Fri Dec 11, 2015 12:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Al Baker's KMIA Accident Theory
Replies: 38
Views: 18157

Al Baker's KMIA Accident Theory

I'm surprised his accident theory didn't somehow involve Richard Anderson or DL. Geeeshhhh!

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by aa777lvr
Thu Dec 03, 2015 4:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL Response On JFK/LGA Slots
Replies: 57
Views: 10342

DL Response On JFK/LGA Slots

And....let the A-net banter begin.

http://www.thestreet.com/story/13384...-slots.html?puc=yahoo&cm_ven=YAHOO

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by aa777lvr
Tue Dec 01, 2015 1:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Christmas FA Scheduling Snafu
Replies: 30
Views: 10510

RE: AA Christmas FA Scheduling Snafu

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/ozark1" class="quote" target="_blank">ozark1</a> (<a href="#26" class="quote">Reply 26</a>):<br/><i>Quoting jsnww81 (Reply 2):nteresting that it...

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by aa777lvr
Wed Nov 18, 2015 10:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL A321 Order Status Update?
Replies: 83
Views: 18200

DL A321 Order Status Update?

A couple years ago <acronym title="Delta Air Lines (USA)">DL</acronym> ordered 10 more 330's and 30 321's. The 330 (242t - "heavies") started being delivered earlier this year. The news releases mentioned delivery of the 321's in early 2016, which is right around the corner. Does anyone have an upda...

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by aa777lvr
Mon Nov 02, 2015 5:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is American More Southern Than Delta Now?
Replies: 73
Views: 12268

RE: Is American More Southern Than Delta Now?

I've worked for both and find <acronym title="Delta Air Lines (USA)">DL</acronym> to be much more "southern" in the sense of hospitality (toward its customers) and it's general approach to treating its employees fairly and with respect. Mr Woolman passed in 1966, but is revered nearly as much today ...

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by aa777lvr
Thu Oct 22, 2015 2:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta's Richard Anderson Named Among Best CEOs
Replies: 7
Views: 1397

RE: Delta's Richard Anderson Named Among Best CEOs

We love Richard. Smart and humble. He may have his opinions, but we respect him for taking a stand. He deserves the recognition..

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by aa777lvr
Fri Oct 09, 2015 1:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FAA Steps Into DAL Debate - Part 2
Replies: 182
Views: 12474

RE: FAA Steps Into DAL Debate - Part 2

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/Polot" class="quote" target="_blank">Polot</a> (<a href="#152" class="quote">Reply 152</a>):<br/><i/></font></td></tr></table> Huh? I don't beli...

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by aa777lvr
Fri Oct 09, 2015 1:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FAA Steps Into DAL Debate - Part 2
Replies: 182
Views: 12474

RE: FAA Steps Into DAL Debate - Part 2

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/atypical" class="quote" target="_blank">atypical</a> (<a href="#147" class="quote">Reply 147</a>):<br/><i/></font></td></tr></table> FWIW, over ...

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by aa777lvr
Sun Oct 04, 2015 11:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL Marks 100 Days Of Zero Mainline Cancellations
Replies: 104
Views: 14666

RE: DL Marks 100 Days Of Zero Mainline Cancellations

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/MSPNWA" class="quote" target="_blank">MSPNWA</a> (<a href="#102" class="quote">Reply 102</a>):<br/><i>What's better for the customer is entirely...

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by aa777lvr
Thu Oct 01, 2015 8:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL Marks 100 Days Of Zero Mainline Cancellations
Replies: 104
Views: 14666

RE: DL Marks 100 Days Of Zero Mainline Cancellations

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/IPFreely" class="quote" target="_blank">IPFreely</a> (<a href="#54" class="quote">Reply 54</a>):<br/><i>That's funny. We all know that the bette...

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