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by jumbojet
Wed Oct 24, 2018 2:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Q3 2018 results
Replies: 140
Views: 13794

Re: JetBlue Q3 2018 results

Better than expected, but that’s not saying much. Great recap by Skift and interesting comments about Boston: https://skift.com/2018/10/23/jetblues-battle-to-remain-dominant-in-boston/ Best quote from the article Delta, as it often does when it grows in a competitive market, has been gently tweakin...

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by jumbojet
Wed Oct 24, 2018 1:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Q3 2018 results
Replies: 140
Views: 13794

Re: JetBlue Q3 2018 results

Better than expected, but that’s not saying much. Great recap by Skift and interesting comments about Boston: https://skift.com/2018/10/23/jetblues-battle-to-remain-dominant-in-boston/ Best quote from the article Delta, as it often does when it grows in a competitive market, has been gently tweakin...

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by jumbojet
Tue Oct 23, 2018 11:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Q3 2018 results
Replies: 140
Views: 13794

Re: JetBlue Q3 2018 results

[ Product- Deffinately not a problem. Mint blows the doors off of any other domestic F product hands down and is very profitable for B6. They could use a softer business of Mint for the rest of the fleet. Joining the club with basic economy will help. . Surely you cant be serious, a bit overdramati...

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by jumbojet
Tue Oct 23, 2018 6:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Q3 2018 results
Replies: 140
Views: 13794

Re: JetBlue Q3 2018 results

B6 is not a LCC. Once they add basic economy, a good portion of their high profile routes will essentially have 4 separate components to their cabin. MINT, EMC, regular economy and basic economy. Also, their prices are directly in line with the US3. Nope, not a LCC by any stretch. I hope you're jus...

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by jumbojet
Tue Oct 23, 2018 1:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Q3 2018 results
Replies: 140
Views: 13794

Re: JetBlue Q3 2018 results

[You're comparing a massive airline with an LCC-like product facing low competition against a small airline with a premium product facing heavy competition. How can you expect anything better from B6? Frankly I'm surprised B6 is doing as well as it is under the circumstances. Do we really want B6 t...

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by jumbojet
Tue Oct 23, 2018 1:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Q3 2018 results
Replies: 140
Views: 13794

Re: JetBlue Q3 2018 results

For long term growth, B6 hopefully understands that they are a very singular airline. Without MINT, where would they be? B6 needs to do something and basic economy is not the answer. In a sluggish US economy, when corporations and regular Joes cut back on travel budgets, B6 is the most vulnerable ou...

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by jumbojet
Tue Oct 23, 2018 12:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta proposes MSP-PVG
Replies: 124
Views: 15662

Re: Delta proposes MSP-PVG

[ Well I'll tell you this if I lived in the Northeast I would NEVER take a routing over ATL to get to Asia there are just to many other logical options out there rather than wasting 4 hours of my valuable time flying out of my way and in my experience Delta is very prone to missed connections in At...

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by jumbojet
Tue Oct 23, 2018 12:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Q3 2018 results
Replies: 140
Views: 13794

Re: JetBlue Q3 2018 results

Considering what Delta just reported...This is another mediocre quarter for B6. They are going to be under intense pressure from wall street to do something… Soon I guess B6 is counting on basic economy to come save the day. Maybe that explains the extra capacity they expect to acheive in the comin...

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by jumbojet
Tue Oct 16, 2018 11:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Network Thread 2018
Replies: 884
Views: 91621

Re: JetBlue Network Thread 2018

JetBlue has the most to lose when the US economy tanks. Their profit margin is heavily, if not all, geared towards MINT. The dedicated MINTers will be the first to pull back in spend come the next downturn. Then what does B6 do, what is their plan for that?

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by jumbojet
Tue Oct 16, 2018 9:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United post Q3 2018 earnings
Replies: 41
Views: 9079

Re: United post Q3 2018 earnings

A really nice quarter again. . But overall, they are getting closer to DL. Pretty good achievement considering where they were last year. Yes, a nice quarter. Getting closer to Delta in what metric? United Pre-tax earnings 1.1 Billion. Delta 1.6 Billion. Difference is $500,000,000 or 5.5 million do...

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by jumbojet
Tue Oct 16, 2018 9:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United post Q3 2018 earnings
Replies: 41
Views: 9079

Re: United post Q3 2018 earnings

A really nice quarter again. . But overall, they are getting closer to DL. Pretty good achievement considering where they were last year. Yes, a nice quarter. Getting closer to Delta in what metric? United Pre-tax earnings 1.1 Billion. Delta 1.6 Billion. Difference is $500,000,000 or 5.5 million do...

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by jumbojet
Tue Oct 16, 2018 8:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Air Lines Announces 2018 September Quarter Profit
Replies: 61
Views: 11520

Re: Delta Air Lines Announces 2018 September Quarter Profit

UA's results are in for the same quarter. Two of the top performance parameters compared to DL:

UA net income 836 million (DL 1.3 billion)
UA revenue 11 billion (DL 11.95 billion).

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by jumbojet
Tue Oct 16, 2018 2:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United ends Hamburg for good
Replies: 69
Views: 13430

Re: United ends Hamburg for good

[It takes just as long, if not shorter to get to Manhattan from EWR as it does from JFK. Now, Long Island, yes, JFK is obviously shorter. Your statement is factually incorrect. I have said it many times before that it all depends on where in Manhattan you are. The east side of Manhattan will usuall...

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by jumbojet
Tue Oct 16, 2018 12:09 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: UA Threatens Customers with Collections for using Skipplagged/hidden city ticketing
Replies: 51
Views: 4983

UA Threatens Customers with Collections for using Skipplagged/hidden city ticketing

If this has been posted, my apologies. Now, I am not going to jump down UA's throat or trash what they are doing. Some might agree, others might disagree. Just curious as to what people have to say. Has UA gone to far? If you remember back a few years ago, UA lost a court battle against an individua...

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by jumbojet
Tue Oct 16, 2018 11:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United ends Hamburg for good
Replies: 69
Views: 13430

Re: United ends Hamburg for good

I think Delta should really think about returning to Hamburg. They are far better IMO and have a better reputation here. They can choose between ATL-HAM and JFK-HAM now without any direct competition on either Route, both have big potential and should easily work. Also, Continental Airlines showed ...

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by jumbojet
Mon Oct 15, 2018 1:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UPDATED: Delta announces JFK-BOM
Replies: 993
Views: 140599

Re: Delta to serve Mumbai nonstop in 2019

JFK on the 350. And how do you suggest that a 350 rotate with other 350s in the network? Through a JFK-DTW domestic turn? Unlikely. Most likely scenario is a 77L ATL-BOM flight that rotates perfectly with the rest of the fleet routes. And guess what, the current summer 2019 schedule has two extra 7...

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by jumbojet
Sun Oct 14, 2018 12:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Management shake up at Alaska Air Group
Replies: 69
Views: 10397

Re: Management shake up at Alaska Air Group

As much as it pains me to say this, these cuts are a by-product of an acquisition. However, I am upset that the chosen employees were not already quietly notified and offered a severance package or optional retirement. Leaving the knife hovering above an entire work group for 3 weeks with nobody kn...

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by jumbojet
Sun Oct 14, 2018 12:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Air Lines Announces 2018 September Quarter Profit
Replies: 61
Views: 11520

Re: Delta Air Lines Announces 2018 September Quarter Profit

DLs position is significantly different. AA is replacing just about everything except the 772s and intl 757s. DL already has new-build replacements being delivered (or on imminent order) for almost everything in their fleet except the 777s, int'l 757s, and newest 767s. Explain how that's "sign...

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by jumbojet
Sat Oct 13, 2018 8:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta’s new A220 narrowbody coming on sale for January debut
Replies: 160
Views: 28619

Re: Delta’s new A220 narrowbody coming on sale for January debut

itripreport wrote:
Already got my ticket on the 0745 flight to Dallas, I feel like the Boston trip is too short to enjoy the aircraft.


Im tempted to do the same. That 7:45 AM flight and the same day return, flight 2949, coach outbound, first inbound for $400.00.

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by jumbojet
Sat Oct 13, 2018 5:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Management shake up at Alaska Air Group
Replies: 69
Views: 10397

Re: Management shake up at Alaska Air Group

We need to remember that AS has had a higher profit margin than DL has during these intervening years. I would hardly characterize AS as floundering. different environment today than 10 years ago and two totally different mergers with 4 totally different airlines. Totally different landscape. Plus,...

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by jumbojet
Sat Oct 13, 2018 2:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta’s new A220 narrowbody coming on sale for January debut
Replies: 160
Views: 28619

Re: Delta’s new A220 narrowbody coming on sale for January debut

Northwest1988 wrote:
Looks like the first a220 flight is LGA-BOS 0600 departure.


still shows as a 717


my bad, disregard my post


First class and comfort plus are showing as sold out.


its also loaded on LGA-DFW the 0745 flight, only one seat left in F.

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by jumbojet
Sat Oct 13, 2018 1:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UPDATED: Delta announces JFK-BOM
Replies: 993
Views: 140599

Re: Delta to serve Mumbai nonstop in 2019

JFK on the 350. And how do you suggest that a 350 rotate with other 350s in the network? Through a JFK-DTW domestic turn? Unlikely. Most likely scenario is a 77L ATL-BOM flight that rotates perfectly with the rest of the fleet routes. And guess what, the current summer 2019 schedule has two extra 7...

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by jumbojet
Sat Oct 13, 2018 1:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Management shake up at Alaska Air Group
Replies: 69
Views: 10397

Re: Management shake up at Alaska Air Group

if AS and B6 merged, where would that place them amongst DL, UA, AA and SW? If they did merge, I would hope they would stick with Alaska Airlines as the new name of the combined carriers.

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by jumbojet
Sat Oct 13, 2018 1:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UPDATED: Delta announces JFK-BOM
Replies: 993
Views: 140599

Re: Delta to serve Mumbai nonstop in 2019

JFK on the 350.

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by jumbojet
Thu Oct 11, 2018 8:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta and Korean sign JVA
Replies: 631
Views: 77028

Re: Delta and Korean sign JVA

"Operations at Tokyo's Narita International Airport are 'not sustainable,' "... in the quote of Bastian above. Good bye, NRT Sky Club. Hello, Morning Calm. Doubt there will be any major changes until 2020 when the next round of Haneda slots are released. I think Delta will try and get as ...

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by jumbojet
Thu Oct 11, 2018 11:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Air Lines Announces 2018 September Quarter Profit
Replies: 61
Views: 11520

Re: Delta Air Lines Announces 2018 September Quarter Profit

To summarize 3Q18 results GAAP Pre-tax income 1.6 billion (3Q17 1.8 billion) Net Income 1.3 billion (3Q17 1.1 billion) diluted earnings per share 1.91 (3Q17 1.61) operating revenue 11.95 billion (3Q17 11 billion) operating expenses 10.3 billion (3Q17 9.2 billion) fuel expense 2.5 billion (3Q17 1.8 b...

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by jumbojet
Thu Oct 11, 2018 11:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Air Lines Announces 2018 September Quarter Profit
Replies: 61
Views: 11520

Delta Air Lines Announces 2018 September Quarter Profit

Adjusted pre-tax income for the September quarter 2018 was $1.6 billion, and adjusted earnings per share were $1.80, at the high end of guidance. Adjusted earnings per share were up 16 percent compared to the prior year quarter, driven by revenue momentum, tax reform benefits and a four percent lowe...

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by jumbojet
Thu Oct 11, 2018 12:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Sir Tim Clark: Emirates next batches of A380s will be powered by RR
Replies: 595
Views: 92978

Re: Bloomberg: A380-Saving Emirates Deal Is Stalled Due to Engine Impasse

Let's move away from programs to the overall market for a second: Air traffic keeps growing, infrastructure gets congested, industry is consolidating. This is no PR-spin these seem to be the facts. This is why I see a future need for big aircraft. Maybe we have not the right ones for the real big s...

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by jumbojet
Tue Oct 09, 2018 1:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Sir Tim Clark: Emirates next batches of A380s will be powered by RR
Replies: 595
Views: 92978

Re: Bloomberg: A380-Saving Emirates Deal Is Stalled Due to Engine Impasse

Antarius wrote:
[The 748i is dead. Boeing basically said it outright.


but your forgetting that the entirety of the 747 line lasted 50 somewhat years while the A380 line, in its entirely, will most likely be DOA in less than 15 years.

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by jumbojet
Mon Oct 08, 2018 3:29 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: AA Tells Agents to Avoid Rebooking on Other Airlines
Replies: 32
Views: 4889

Re: AA Tells Agents to Avoid Rebooking on Other Airlines

Airlines should do what's right for their passengers first and if it means sometimes they fly to where they are ticked to when AA screw up, so be it. What goes around comes around - AA will get just as many one-off passengers back when DL / UA and the rest can't provide seats as booked. doubt it. A...

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by jumbojet
Sat Oct 06, 2018 8:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL200/201 New Suites
Replies: 10
Views: 2968

Re: DL200/201 New Suites

With very little competition to JNB from that part of the US, what's the rush? That will be the last city that DL will utilize the refurbished 777 on.

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by jumbojet
Fri Oct 05, 2018 9:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA Fuel MAYDAY call into SYD
Replies: 135
Views: 26291

Re: UA Fuel MAYDAY call into SYD

[ To ask someone to post an internal company report is ludicrous, especially something safety related. I also work for UA, and what Jay posts is correct not only on this issue but, many others. d. interesting that two people say that they saw and read a company internal report but offer no proof ot...

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by jumbojet
Fri Oct 05, 2018 4:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA Fuel MAYDAY call into SYD
Replies: 135
Views: 26291

Re: UA Fuel MAYDAY call into SYD

[ To ask someone to post an internal company report is ludicrous, especially something safety related. I also work for UA, and what Jay posts is correct not only on this issue but, many others. d. interesting that two people say that they saw and read a company internal report but offer no proof ot...

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by jumbojet
Fri Oct 05, 2018 1:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA Fuel MAYDAY call into SYD
Replies: 135
Views: 26291

Re: UA Fuel MAYDAY call into SYD

Okay I haven't commented on this thread because I was waiting to read the internal report to see if it matches up with what the media has been reporting and it doesn't. Do to the fact that an emergency was declared the flight crew was interviewed and they also had to write a report which is on file...

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by jumbojet
Thu Oct 04, 2018 3:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA Fuel MAYDAY call into SYD
Replies: 135
Views: 26291

Re: UA MAYDAY call into SYD

article mentioned the plane, a Boeing 787-900, only had 180 passengers on board. A rather light load don't you think? Firstly there is no such thing as a 787-900, its a 787-9 secondly the latest reports suggest that there were 239 passengers on board. https://www.news.com.au/travel/travel-updates/i...

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by jumbojet
Wed Oct 03, 2018 11:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA Fuel MAYDAY call into SYD
Replies: 135
Views: 26291

Re: UA MAYDAY call into SYD

article mentioned the plane, a Boeing 787-900, only had 180 passengers on board. A rather light load don't you think?

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by jumbojet
Wed Oct 03, 2018 10:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL Upgauging SEA-NRT, LAX-HND to 359 in 2019
Replies: 62
Views: 8869

Re: DL Upgauging SEA-NRT, LAX-HND to 359 in 2019

After the 777 mods, next in line for suites are the 764 and 330's. Not 100 % sure, but I believe the 763 will be retrofitted as well. I assume it will have the same layout as the 764. The 330's make sense. The 764's even make sense to mod. But the 763? They definitely needs a cabin refresh but why ...

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by jumbojet
Wed Oct 03, 2018 10:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Widebody Thread - 2018
Replies: 971
Views: 158226

Re: Delta Widebody Thread - 2018

The Delta One Suite was also announced in 2016: https://news.delta.com/worlds-first-all-suite-business-class-introduced-delta-one Let's also keep in mind that when it was introduced, it was only announced to be on the A350 and 777 - It was not announced as a new fleet wide offering. Delta completed...

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by jumbojet
Wed Oct 03, 2018 4:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL Upgauging SEA-NRT, LAX-HND to 359 in 2019
Replies: 62
Views: 8869

Re: DL Upgauging SEA-NRT, LAX-HND to 359 in 2019

4 A330NEO’s will be delivered in 2019. All will have Delta One, Premium Select, Comfort+, and main cabin seats. Total of 291 pax. First routes not yet announced. Saying it will have Delta One is a bit ambiguous. Can you be more specific such as the new Delta One Suite or the 'standard' Delta One se...

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by jumbojet
Wed Oct 03, 2018 4:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Widebody Thread - 2018
Replies: 971
Views: 158226

Re: Delta Widebody Thread - 2018

In a year or two, Delta will start taking delivery of a bunch of A330NEO planes. Will business class feature the Delta One Suite or regular business class seating?

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by jumbojet
Wed Oct 03, 2018 2:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL Upgauging SEA-NRT, LAX-HND to 359 in 2019
Replies: 62
Views: 8869

Re: DL Upgauging SEA-NRT, LAX-HND to 359 in 2019

maybe not the best place to post this but will the 330 NEO get the new Delta One Suite?

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by jumbojet
Tue Oct 02, 2018 12:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA 737-9MAX on the Hawaii (OGG) - Mainland: Any Updates?
Replies: 28
Views: 4481

Re: UA 737-9MAX on the Hawaii (OGG) - Mainland: Any Updates?

Newbiepilot wrote:
Every seat on todays OGG-LAX flight was full. Thats a good sign


That doesnt mean anything, Hawaii is and always has been a non-rev's dream. My office mate's wife is a UA employee and he can easily tell me how many non-revs are on a particular flight. That is a very heavy non-rev route.

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by jumbojet
Mon Oct 01, 2018 12:03 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Free Wifi coming on DL?
Replies: 26
Views: 4333

Re: Free Wifi coming on DL?

Robert Isom, president of AA, has publicly said that AA will never offer free WIFI. I wonder what UA's position is on this? Probably the usual, wait and see what DL Does and then react. DL will do it, I have no doubt. DL invests in the customer experience. The others, maybe with the exception of B6,...

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by jumbojet
Sun Sep 30, 2018 11:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will Alaska de-hub SFO and LAX?
Replies: 82
Views: 10277

Re: Will Alaska debub SFO&LAX?

LondonXtreme wrote:
-There is rumor that AS will eventually merge with B6. If that happens, it makes sense that AS will consolidate SEA hub.



where does this rumor come from? Anet? News article?

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by jumbojet
Sun Sep 30, 2018 3:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA New Uniforms Revealed
Replies: 80
Views: 9414

Re: AA New Uniforms Revealed

If there’s one thing that’s consistent, it’s that the industry has to have a whipping boy. It used to be UA, and now it’s AA. I have no idea what changed, but I knew it was coming.. The early 2000's, DL was the whipping boy. UA was top dog and AA was 2nd. 2007ish, it changed and DL became top dog (...

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by jumbojet
Wed Sep 26, 2018 7:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL announces DTW-HNL
Replies: 123
Views: 19704

Re: DL announces DTW-HNL

with flatbeds nonetheless so that makes connecting from the east coast through DTW a must. Wonder if they will charge more for J over cities that offer regular F

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by jumbojet
Wed Sep 26, 2018 1:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DELTA System Outage tonight 9/25
Replies: 55
Views: 7758

Re: DELTA System Outage tonight 9/25

I remember reading in one of the last few earnings transcripts that DL opened a brand new IT facility somewhere near Atlanta. Seems that whatever went wrong was quickly fixed with little to no disruption to passengers. I just checked a bunch of departures from ATL at around this time and a lot are a...

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by jumbojet
Sun Sep 23, 2018 8:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United's IAH-SYD flight progress.
Replies: 98
Views: 19102

Re: United's IAH-SYD flight progress.

loads are terrible, also with a business class product that still doesnt quite stack up to the competition. If your connecting to SYD somewhere in the lower 48 and want to fly business class, why would someone choose an inferior product?

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by jumbojet
Fri Sep 21, 2018 12:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Would KLM be interested in an Airbus 380 combi version ?
Replies: 28
Views: 4580

Re: Would KLM be interested in an Airbus 380 combi version ?

The A380 is dead. Why in the world would anyone want something like that?

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by jumbojet
Thu Sep 20, 2018 1:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA May End Ticket Changes If Congress Limits Fees - Bloomberg
Replies: 239
Views: 18575

Re: AA May End Ticket Changes If Congress Limits Fees - Bloomberg

"Doing away with changes to nonrefundable fares would make airline flights more like baseball games or concerts, where customers aren’t typically reimbursed if they buy tickets and can’t use them. t. United's very own Scott Kirby first mentioned that flying was a lot like attending a concert. ...

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