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by cledaybuck
Fri Apr 26, 2019 1:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Q1 2019 Results
Replies: 54
Views: 7519

Re: AA Q1 2019 Results

That's underwhelming.

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by cledaybuck
Fri Apr 26, 2019 12:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS Q1 2019 Results
Replies: 34
Views: 5207

Re: AS Q1 2019 Results

I think you meant Billion for operating expenses and revenue? It is in billions already? 1,000 million? No, the poster has it wrong based on the punctuation. Operating Revenues: $1.876 B illion Operating Expenses: $1.851 B illion Operating Revenues: $1,876 M illion Operating Expenses: $1,851 M illi...

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by cledaybuck
Wed Apr 24, 2019 7:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue earnings release 4/23/19
Replies: 48
Views: 6251

Re: JetBlue earnings release 4/23/19

Profit margins at or over 10% are desirable even for airlines. Profit margins under 5% are worrisome. Q1 is typically the worst quarter for airlines, especially in ones without Easter holiday like this one. Comparison to competitors would be a good gage. What are the comparisons (I realize everyone...

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by cledaybuck
Wed Apr 24, 2019 6:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue earnings release 4/23/19
Replies: 48
Views: 6251

Re: JetBlue earnings release 4/23/19

Profit margins at or over 10% are desirable even for airlines. Profit margins under 5% are worrisome. Q1 is typically the worst quarter for airlines, especially in ones without Easter holiday like this one. Comparison to competitors would be a good gage. What are the comparisons (I realize everyone...

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by cledaybuck
Wed Apr 24, 2019 5:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will/Should Boeing Have a Top Management Change?
Replies: 30
Views: 2647

Re: Will/Should Boeing Have a Top Management Change?

Boeing hasn’t been the same since McDonnell Douglas bought them with their own money. These are the the same managers that made the MD11 a short-lived plane by not updating the wing to save a couple of dollars. I won’t shed a tear to see them depart. How is Muilenburg, a Boeing employee since 1985,...

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by cledaybuck
Wed Apr 24, 2019 1:26 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Is the 80s generation the last good generation?
Replies: 49
Views: 3550

Re: Is the 80s generation the last good generation?

We complain about younger generations, yet the boomers keep screwing us over and over again.

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by cledaybuck
Wed Apr 24, 2019 12:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN looking at A220
Replies: 280
Views: 44040

Re: WN looking at A220

You’re all too quick to judge. The A220-300 size advantage & superior casm over the E2 is a far better fit as a 700 replacement. My bet is on the 220-300a in southwest colours. The MAX 7 is the 700 replacement. Southwest is looking at the A220 so they can understand the economics of the plane t...

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by cledaybuck
Wed Apr 24, 2019 12:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN looking at A220
Replies: 280
Views: 44040

Re: WN looking at A220

crimsonchin wrote:
Hopefully, A.net will display banners with crisis hotlines based in the US at the top of the thread if this order ever happens.

They can recycle the one's they used in Europe when the A380 was discontinued.

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by cledaybuck
Tue Apr 23, 2019 4:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 4/21/2019:AA Drops LAX-STS;HU Adds ORD-CTU;WN MAX Cuts;WS Drops BOS-YHZ
Replies: 90
Views: 15101

Re: OAG Changes 4/21/2019:AA Drops LAX-STS;HU Adds ORD-CTU;WN MAX Cuts;WS Drops BOS-YHZ

Yes, they squandered the VX acquisition. No they didn't. They eliminated a competitor and B6 is still largely a non factor out west. Despite the talk, it was never about much more than that. #1 I would argue they overpaid for that. #2 If they had told the DOJ that was the purpose the deal would not...

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by cledaybuck
Tue Apr 23, 2019 12:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cathay Pacific's Airbus A350-1000s and upcoming Boeing 777-9Xs
Replies: 62
Views: 15853

Re: Cathay Pacific's Airbus A350-1000s and upcoming Boeing 777-9Xs

It's simple. Like BA, QR and EY, they don't know what they're doing. Running a subfleet of B777X doesn't make sense when you already have the A350-1000 in the fleet and vice versa. Poor fleet planning to go with poor network planning. Too much beer flowing at CX HQ, courtesy of their failed beer de...

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by cledaybuck
Mon Apr 22, 2019 5:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 4/21/2019:AA Drops LAX-STS;HU Adds ORD-CTU;WN MAX Cuts;WS Drops BOS-YHZ
Replies: 90
Views: 15101

Re: OAG Changes 4/21/2019:AA Drops LAX-STS;HU Adds ORD-CTU;WN MAX Cuts;WS Drops BOS-YHZ

enilria wrote:
Yes, they squandered the VX acquisition.
No they didn't. They eliminated a competitor and B6 is still largely a non factor out west. Despite the talk, it was never about much more than that.

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by cledaybuck
Sat Apr 20, 2019 1:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Package of new/used A380's pitched to BA was uncompetitive: Cruz
Replies: 173
Views: 30624

Re: Package of new/used A380's pitched to BA was uncompetitive: Cruz

So all the talk about Airbus a/c having high US content was just talk to have the US Military and US carriers buy Airbus a/c? I recall the Military and civilian threads on Airbus purchases, and this was before the Airbus FAL, amazing how many things are ultimately revealed in the sunlight. In the A...

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by cledaybuck
Thu Apr 18, 2019 11:31 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Chick-fil-A Hits Turbulence At Three U.S. Airports
Replies: 165
Views: 14309

Re: Chick-fil-A Hits Turbulence At Three U.S. Airports

Because if I am airside on a Sunday and want something to eat, and one of the few options is closed, that isn't exactly great for customers of the airport. It’s one day. That’s the argument against their being allowed in airports? What about places that close even though delayed flights haven’t dep...

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by cledaybuck
Thu Apr 18, 2019 11:27 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Presidential Tax Return legislation in Washington State
Replies: 78
Views: 3649

Re: Presidential Tax Return legislation in Washington State

bennett123 wrote:
SteelChair

Perhaps you can explain why release of Tax Returns for Congress should be required, but not for the President.

Oh, oh, I know, I know.

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by cledaybuck
Thu Apr 18, 2019 7:25 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Presidential Tax Return legislation in Washington State
Replies: 78
Views: 3649

Re: Presidential Tax Return legislation in Washington State

The thing is that there is no legal requirement to do so. If you don't like the fact that a candidate didn't release their tax returns, don't vote for them. In 2016 voters did not care about his tax returns and voted for him anyway. With how complicated as the tax codes are, you believe that we sho...

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by cledaybuck
Thu Apr 18, 2019 2:04 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Mueller's Investigation/Report Complete!
Replies: 803
Views: 38060

Re: Mueller's Investigation/Report Complete!

bennett123 wrote:
How much was redacted?.

We don't know yet, it hasn't actually been released. They are having a press conference before the release to spin the narrative to what Trump wants.

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by cledaybuck
Thu Apr 18, 2019 2:03 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Mueller's Investigation/Report Complete!
Replies: 803
Views: 38060

Re: Mueller's Investigation/Report Complete!

Magog wrote:
Press conference time. No collusion by Trump or his campaign staff. Mueller found absolutely nothing. Just as all sane people knew after Barr’s summary was released.

10 instances where the President of the United States may have obstructed justice. "Nothing"

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by cledaybuck
Thu Apr 18, 2019 1:42 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Presidential Tax Return legislation in Washington State
Replies: 78
Views: 3649

Re: Presidential Tax Return legislation in Washington State

I would support an independent organization auditing financial records of presidential candidates. Or even make it a requirement of the IRS to perform that function for all federal office holders and general election candidates. I mean congress requires cabinet nominees to submit their tax forms ri...

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by cledaybuck
Thu Apr 18, 2019 12:48 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Presidential Tax Return legislation in Washington State
Replies: 78
Views: 3649

Re: Presidential Tax Return legislation in Washington State

I think there is more basis in law requiring a birth certificate than taxes. Not that I'm advocating it is something needed. And to maverick, no I do not believe Obama is from Kenya. If equally applied with sufficient notice of the requirement, I can see it being acceptable. And if it is illegal to...

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by cledaybuck
Wed Apr 17, 2019 10:38 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Chick-fil-A Hits Turbulence At Three U.S. Airports
Replies: 165
Views: 14309

Re: Chick-fil-A Hits Turbulence At Three U.S. Airports

Everyone seems to remember that Chic Fil A hates gay people every six months...frankly I just don't understand why the food is any different from McDonalds. Their secret ingredient is peanut oil. I thought it might be since they are from Georgia and a former US President is from there and was a pea...

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by cledaybuck
Wed Apr 17, 2019 6:30 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Chick-fil-A Hits Turbulence At Three U.S. Airports
Replies: 165
Views: 14309

Re: Chick-fil-A Hits Turbulence At Three U.S. Airports

quite pathetic that airports, which are generally part of city government are deliberately discriminating against a company/people. Hopefully CFA takes them to court on this, but guessing they'll take the high road and stay out of it. Hang on minute?Is not perhaps this company the one who is expres...

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by cledaybuck
Wed Apr 17, 2019 6:29 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Chick-fil-A Hits Turbulence At Three U.S. Airports
Replies: 165
Views: 14309

Re: Chick-fil-A Hits Turbulence At Three U.S. Airports

People who avoid chi-fil-a really need to find bigger problems in their life. They do donate to faith based Christian groups who happen to have some very conventional biblical views which contradict modern LGBT support, but that's a far cry from the company being "anti-LGBT". They don't d...

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by cledaybuck
Wed Apr 17, 2019 4:56 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Chick-fil-A Hits Turbulence At Three U.S. Airports
Replies: 165
Views: 14309

Re: Chick-fil-A Hits Turbulence At Three U.S. Airports

Yet their employees benefit. According to whom? According to the employees themselves - their employee turnover ratio is vastly below the fast food industry average. Also, I find it amazing that they are classified as anti-gay for defending what was the law in most of the U.S. at the time. Calling ...

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by cledaybuck
Wed Apr 17, 2019 4:01 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Chick-fil-A Hits Turbulence At Three U.S. Airports
Replies: 165
Views: 14309

Re: Chick-fil-A Hits Turbulence At Three U.S. Airports

And btw their business model of closing on Sundays doesn't really help them there, it gives airports a reason to put pressure on CFA without even having to expose themselves to the whole nasty cesspool of free-speech lawsuits. Yep. All the airport has to say is we require a place to be open 7 days ...

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by cledaybuck
Wed Apr 17, 2019 3:53 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Chick-fil-A Hits Turbulence At Three U.S. Airports
Replies: 165
Views: 14309

Re: Chick-fil-A Hits Turbulence At Three U.S. Airports

quite pathetic that airports, which are generally part of city government are deliberately discriminating against a company/people. Hopefully CFA takes them to court on this, but guessing they'll take the high road and stay out of it. The high road, give me a break. Just look at all the conservativ...

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by cledaybuck
Wed Apr 17, 2019 3:46 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Chick-fil-A Hits Turbulence At Three U.S. Airports
Replies: 165
Views: 14309

Re: Chick-fil-A Hits Turbulence At Three U.S. Airports

mham001 wrote:
cledaybuck wrote:
WaywardMemphian wrote:
I imagine if CFA pays their rent and makes a profit who cares if closed on Sundays.
Because if I am airside on a Sunday and want something to eat, and one of the few options is closed, that isn't exactly great for customers of the airport.


Yet their employees benefit.

According to whom?

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by cledaybuck
Wed Apr 17, 2019 3:41 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Chick-fil-A Hits Turbulence At Three U.S. Airports
Replies: 165
Views: 14309

Re: Chick-fil-A Hits Turbulence At Three U.S. Airports

mcdu wrote:
What would your opinion be if people that wouldn’t eat at a restaurant because their views were deemed too liberal by their own account?

I don't think anyone would care if a place decided to use just a plain red cup during the holiday season instead of a Christmas themed cup, do you?

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by cledaybuck
Wed Apr 17, 2019 3:38 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Chick-fil-A Hits Turbulence At Three U.S. Airports
Replies: 165
Views: 14309

Re: Chick-fil-A Hits Turbulence At Three U.S. Airports

WaywardMemphian wrote:
I imagine if CFA pays their rent and makes a profit who cares if closed on Sundays.
Because if I am airside on a Sunday and want something to eat, and one of the few options is closed, that isn't exactly great for customers of the airport.

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by cledaybuck
Wed Apr 17, 2019 3:35 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Chick-fil-A Hits Turbulence At Three U.S. Airports
Replies: 165
Views: 14309

Re: Chick-fil-A Hits Turbulence At Three U.S. Airports

Floridaguy74656 wrote:
Love Chik-fil-a their food is outstanding.
No it's not. Its slightly above average fast food.

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by cledaybuck
Wed Apr 17, 2019 3:27 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Chick-fil-A Hits Turbulence At Three U.S. Airports
Replies: 165
Views: 14309

Re: Chick-fil-A Hits Turbulence At Three U.S. Airports

Is it really a good idea to have a place that is closed on Sundays be a vendor at an airport? It is probably fine at larger airports where it is just one of many but at smaller airports losing one of your vendors on a busy travel day seems like a bad idea.

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by cledaybuck
Mon Apr 15, 2019 1:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Rest of Ohio - 2019
Replies: 505
Views: 69920

Re: The Rest of Ohio - 2019

From the weekly OAG thread; This must be a misfile right? They aren’t trimming the route down to almost nothing before it even begins, are they? I don’t recall any mention of the service being anything other than daily. Some (at least in my experience with CVG) times the OAG threads only go partly ...

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by cledaybuck
Mon Apr 15, 2019 1:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Rest of Ohio - 2019
Replies: 505
Views: 69920

Re: The Rest of Ohio - 2019

Yes funnel all Ohio traffic into three inadequate airports , with one airport being in Kentucky. I could understand if you were talking ORD, ATL,LAX, or JFK. But we are talking CLE, CMH, and CVG, three mid- size airports that go up and down themselves. CAK and DAY serve important areas of their own...

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by cledaybuck
Mon Apr 15, 2019 1:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Rest of Ohio - 2019
Replies: 505
Views: 69920

Re: The Rest of Ohio - 2019

...(Using Day and CAK) can eliminate an hour's drive to CMH/LCK/CVG from Dayton and CLE from Akron/Canton (ignoring other more remote areas like along I-77). An hour's drive *OR MORE*, during rush hour or any kind of precipitation, is what it takes to get to all of Washington's airports (DCA, IAD, ...

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by cledaybuck
Mon Apr 15, 2019 1:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Rest of Ohio - 2019
Replies: 505
Views: 69920

Re: The Rest of Ohio - 2019

Some (at least in my experience with CVG) times the OAG threads only go partly into the month (hence the low daily percentage if its only filed to say January 15th). I would not worry about a cut like that this early in my opinion. That makes sense, thanks. Hopefully that’s the case. If bookings we...

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by cledaybuck
Sat Apr 13, 2019 1:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6472
Views: 709801

Re: Southwest pilots question all-Boeing fleet

mjoelnir wrote:
Could Southwest convert their current MAX orders to NG and than start on ordering A320neo family frames?

Unless Boeing can’t fix the max, no. The benefits don’t outweigh the costs for Southwest.

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by cledaybuck
Fri Apr 12, 2019 7:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta announces reduction in recline on A320 fleet
Replies: 176
Views: 20386

Re: Delta announces reduction in recline on A320 fleet

As someone who is 6'4", I like it.

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by cledaybuck
Fri Apr 12, 2019 1:56 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The correct Alice In Chains song
Replies: 11
Views: 1207

Re: The correct Alice In Chains song

You all “Got Me “Wrong”

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by cledaybuck
Thu Apr 11, 2019 7:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Adds New Routes
Replies: 94
Views: 16186

Re: AA Adds New Routes

I think the following domestic routes would also play to AA's strengths and round out their network: PHX-XNA Did you mean something else? Because the OP says this WAS one of the adds. No, I didn't mean something else. The OP says PHL -XNA is one of the adds. Whoops. My bad. Apparently I can't tell ...

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by cledaybuck
Thu Apr 11, 2019 5:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Adds New Routes
Replies: 94
Views: 16186

Re: AA Adds New Routes

FSDan wrote:
I think the following domestic routes would also play to AA's strengths and round out their network:
PHX-XNA

Did you mean something else? Because the OP says this WAS one of the adds.

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by cledaybuck
Thu Apr 11, 2019 1:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA300 JFK-LAX Hits object on takeoff!
Replies: 139
Views: 39024

Re: AA300 JFK-LAX Hits object on takeoff!

Am I the only one who (mis)read that headline and though AA doesn't have A300's anymore?

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by cledaybuck
Thu Apr 11, 2019 12:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AD to be issued on 787 RR Trent 1000 TEN engines
Replies: 28
Views: 5739

Re: AD to be issued on 787 RR Trent 1000 TEN engines

gloom wrote:
we've seen some old technologies being pushed to max and beyond to match.
Pun intended?

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by cledaybuck
Thu Apr 11, 2019 12:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: Jetblue Announces Flights to London from JFK and BOS from 2021
Replies: 947
Views: 140760

Re: Confirmed: Jetblue Announces Flights to London from JFK and BOS from 2021

A few things that are for sure: this announcement separates B6 from WN, and especially NK and F9. Given their incredibly loyal following in NY and Boston, this is only a natural evolution and people will be very, very excited to try this out. And yes, it’s way overdue. This isn't about separating t...

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by cledaybuck
Thu Apr 11, 2019 12:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: Jetblue Announces Flights to London from JFK and BOS from 2021
Replies: 947
Views: 140760

Re: Confirmed: Jetblue Announces Flights to London from JFK and BOS from 2021

This feels a lot like WN’s announcement of their intentions to serve Hawaii a couple of years ago. WN announced plans to serve Hawai’i in October of 2017. Their ETOPS certification was delayed due to the government shutdown, and they commenced flights in March 2019. That’s 17 months... which is sti...

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by cledaybuck
Wed Apr 10, 2019 10:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: Jetblue Announces Flights to London from JFK and BOS from 2021
Replies: 947
Views: 140760

Re: Confirmed: Jetblue Announces Flights to London from JFK and BOS from 2021

This feels a lot like WN’s announcement of their intentions to serve Hawaii a couple of years ago.

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by cledaybuck
Wed Apr 10, 2019 4:21 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump 2020 reelection chances
Replies: 318
Views: 32343

Re: Trump 2020 reelection chances

einsteinboricua wrote:
StarAC17 wrote:
If the democrats run on the issues they have a good chance of winning if they run on Trump sucks then they lose.

On that we both agree.

Disagree. These elections are almost always a referendum on the president's first term.

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by cledaybuck
Wed Apr 10, 2019 2:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Air Lines Q1 2019 earning thread
Replies: 72
Views: 10371

Re: Delta Air Lines Q1 2019 earning thread

Looks like domestic fare environment is pretty weak overall. Doesn't look weak to me when considering the capacity growth. Not to mention, DL is the most heavily domestic airline of the US three and has had the best financial results. I think domestic has been a strong point for several years now (...

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by cledaybuck
Wed Apr 10, 2019 12:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: Jetblue Announces Flights to London from JFK and BOS from 2021
Replies: 947
Views: 140760

Re: Jetblue “Save the Date” All Hands - April 10

LHR is MCO's largest unserved market, and it's primarily business passengers who will use it being closer to downtown London. I don't see this being a B6 thing. Most definitely a DL/VS kind of deal. Also, at peak it's 2x to LGW, 2x to MAN, and 1 each to BFS and GLA. Slow time is generally 1x LGW an...

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by cledaybuck
Wed Apr 10, 2019 12:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LGB seeks to crack down on JetBlue slot usage
Replies: 151
Views: 23127

Re: LGB seeks to crack down on JetBlue slot usage

I wonder if DL would try LGB-LAS with an additional slot? They have developed a decently-size LAS-California P2P operation over the last few years (LAX, SAN, SNA and SJC). Not a chance. They don't make money with SNA/SJC/SAN-LAS and LGB-LAS is a worse market. If JBLU is stepping up to the other Maj...

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by cledaybuck
Tue Apr 09, 2019 3:50 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: MAGA Fans Attack Two Teen Boys
Replies: 21
Views: 1995

Re: MAGA Fans Attack Two Teen Boys

When multiple local media outlets reported this incident, there was no mention about the victims being "drenched in blood" and no mention of the perps "telling us how Trump was going to take care of us immigrants". The only "news" story claiming these facts are from th...

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by cledaybuck
Sat Apr 06, 2019 1:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Scary situation on Qatar Airways A320 this week.
Replies: 61
Views: 14056

Re: Scary situation on Qatar Airways A320 this week.

zeke wrote:
T
reltney wrote:
Is there an app for that?


Perfect!


Yeah it’s the same app that passengers use to know it’s ok to walk around in the cabin and use the washrooms when the seatbelt sign is on.

Is that the same app that tells some pilots to never turn the seatbelt sign off?

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