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by jumbojet
Thu Apr 19, 2018 3:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: Jetblue E190 Decision imminent and Europe news?
Replies: 100
Views: 13529

Re: Rumor: Jetblue E190 Decision imminent and Europe news?

sure, but they have such lower cost than legacy carriers, that an extra half hour of fuel cost isn't going to be a big deal. Have you asked yourself why they have lower costs than the legacies? Maybe because they don't have the added cost of flying international? I'm no expert but one thing that ju...

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by jumbojet
Thu Apr 19, 2018 12:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: Jetblue E190 Decision imminent and Europe news?
Replies: 100
Views: 13529

Re: Rumor: Jetblue E190 Decision imminent and Europe news?

The only new recent bit if info it that the FAs at B6 Unionized a couple days ago. The E190 needs just 2 FAs, the 195 and CS need 3. With labor costs on the rise now from both Pilot and FA groups, will it be worth it to pick the 195 over the 190 and need a extra FA just for a extra 20 or so seats? ...

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by jumbojet
Thu Apr 19, 2018 3:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: Jetblue E190 Decision imminent and Europe news?
Replies: 100
Views: 13529

Re: Rumor: Jetblue E190 Decision imminent and Europe news?

JetBlue obviously wants to enter the big time. I think they will be successful but I also think they should be looking at larger aircraft. Surely they have enough of a presence and have been around long enough to warrant going with something along the lines of an A330. Time for JetBlue to break out ...

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by jumbojet
Thu Apr 19, 2018 3:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ATL Delta A330-300 engine fire 4/18
Replies: 30
Views: 12048

Re: Breaking news: ATL Delta A330-300 engine fire

If I was sitting by the window, near or over the wing when this happened, i'd have to change my shorts ASAP.

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by jumbojet
Wed Apr 18, 2018 8:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: Jetblue E190 Decision imminent and Europe news?
Replies: 100
Views: 13529

Re: Jetblue E190 Decision and Europe news

[. They will have no problem filling 2 planes a day from nyc to london. And they need to fly bos to london if they want to build a dominating hub there. For starters, JetBlue will have the same problem DL had before DL joined up with Virgin Atlantic. Very few flights into London coupled with nothin...

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by jumbojet
Wed Apr 18, 2018 6:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: Jetblue E190 Decision imminent and Europe news?
Replies: 100
Views: 13529

Re: Jetblue E190 Decision and Europe news

as well as JFK-DUB/SNN/BHX. Hope for the best! Are airport like BRU, AMS, and CDG within A321LR range? Where is JetBlue going to get the slots from at JFK? I would guess that they will have to give up a bunch of domestic flights to make room for international flying at JFK? At the onset, will they ...

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by jumbojet
Wed Apr 18, 2018 3:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Airlines Busiest Routes
Replies: 46
Views: 9689

Re: Delta Airlines Busiest Routes

NateGreat wrote:
What are the busiest routes, both domestic and international, in Delta’s system, in terms of both load factors and frequencies?


are you a former Anet, DL loyalist, or any possible connection to worldtraveler? You seem to be very narrowly focused on everything DL related. Just sayin.....

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by jumbojet
Wed Apr 18, 2018 4:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United post Q1 earnings
Replies: 41
Views: 5643

Re: United post Q1 earnings

where's the profit sharing?

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by jumbojet
Tue Apr 17, 2018 10:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue and FA Union
Replies: 77
Views: 9842

Re: JetBlue and FA Union

Good for the flight attendants, I guess. Not sure if they are really expecting some massive pay raise now but if they are, no doubt they will be disappointed. The one group that loses in all of this however, are the passengers.

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by jumbojet
Mon Apr 16, 2018 6:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sun Country (SY) strands hundreds of passengers in Mexico and tells them to find their own way home
Replies: 214
Views: 20764

Re: Sun Country (SY) strands hundreds of passengers in Mexico and tells them to find their own way home

No room in the fleet in the current schedule. If they send a ferry flight then you disrupt say 800 people instead of 400. Isn’t a good portion of Sun Country’s fleet meant for Charter ops? I find it hard to believe “all” of their planes are called for. Even if they don’t have a plane available the ...

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by jumbojet
Mon Apr 16, 2018 6:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sun Country (SY) strands hundreds of passengers in Mexico and tells them to find their own way home
Replies: 214
Views: 20764

Re: Sun Country (SY) strands hundreds of passengers in Mexico and tells them to find their own way home

I treat new legislation with high caution, but I'd be interested in something like this. Maybe tweak option 3 to where a refund of that last-minute amount is what's required. Usually seats on other carriers simply aren't available. Also there should be interline agreements. How about make that a re...

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by jumbojet
Mon Apr 16, 2018 3:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines 787-10 configuration revealed
Replies: 55
Views: 9780

Re: United Airlines 787-10 configuration revealed

The seat map for the upcoming 787-10 for United Airlines has been leaked. In total it will have 318 seats 44 Polaris seats 21 Premium Economy 45 Economy Plus 208 Regular Economy I'm a bit surprised the size of the PE vs E+ cabins are where they are though. Definitely agree with your statement that ...

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by jumbojet
Mon Apr 16, 2018 2:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sun Country (SY) strands hundreds of passengers in Mexico and tells them to find their own way home
Replies: 214
Views: 20764

Re: Sun Country (SY) strands hundreds of passengers in Mexico and tells them to find their own way home

Honest question, what if a stranded family does not have the money to purchase walk up fares on another carrier to get out of Mexico? Some stranger will eventually buy them one way tickets home. Seriously, what do you think will happen? I suppose they can stay there till Sun Country restarts servic...

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by jumbojet
Mon Apr 16, 2018 2:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines 787-10 configuration revealed
Replies: 55
Views: 9780

Re: United Airlines 787-10 configuration revealed

The seat map for the upcoming 787-10 for United Airlines has been leaked. In total it will have 318 seats 44 Polaris seats 21 Premium Economy 45 Economy Plus 208 Regular Economy https://www.ausbt.com.au/united-s-boeing-787-10-to-get-polaris-business-class-premium-economy?utm_source=hero This is whe...

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by jumbojet
Mon Apr 16, 2018 2:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sun Country (SY) strands hundreds of passengers in Mexico and tells them to find their own way home
Replies: 214
Views: 20764

Re: Sun Country (SY) strands hundreds of passengers in Mexico and tells them to find their own way home

I have no idea why you insist on being obtuse. I really don't. I've read many of your posts in the past, and the lingering impression is: "wow, that dude really does not like Delta" . All fine, I don't really care for Delta either. Perhaps one obtuse poster got booted from his cush union ...

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by jumbojet
Sun Apr 15, 2018 9:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA routes to Asia avoiding Russian airspace?
Replies: 52
Views: 10030

Re: AA routing China fits today thru LAX

Boof02671 wrote:
NATO doesn’t control European air space, each country controls their own.


and just about every European country belongs to NATO. All it would take is a few of them getting together to restrict Russian flights. So while your obviously right, you need to look at the big picture here.

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by jumbojet
Sun Apr 15, 2018 1:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA routes to Asia avoiding Russian airspace?
Replies: 52
Views: 10030

Re: AA routing China fits today thru LAX

Looks like AA just over reacted. All AA, and to no surprise, DL and UA flights are scheduled to be on time today and will be flying the usual route. I mean, NATO can easily play tit for tat and say no Russian aircraft are allowed to overfly Great Britain and France and if they really want to make a ...

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by jumbojet
Sun Apr 15, 2018 12:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA routes to Asia avoiding Russian airspace?
Replies: 52
Views: 10030

Re: AA routing China fits today thru LAX

Would UA suspend their India flights if Russian overflights went away? I mean, if you look at flightaware, it would appear as if the UA flights to India enter the western part of Russia. It looks like they would have to stay further west and fly over Lithuania, Belarus, Ukraine and Turkey before he...

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by jumbojet
Sat Apr 14, 2018 10:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA routes to Asia avoiding Russian airspace?
Replies: 52
Views: 10030

Re: AA routing China fits today thru LAX

Russia has condemned the bombing in Syria. Relations are not great right now between the US and Russia. AA may be playing it safe, in case relations further sour? Relations between Russia and US have been bad for awhile now... Also, a business wouldn't play it safe "in case" if it costs t...

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by jumbojet
Sat Apr 14, 2018 1:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Tim Clark: A380's advantages over twinjets still 'enormous'
Replies: 211
Views: 26239

Re: Tim Clark: A380's advantages over twinjets still 'enormous'

so one out of several hundred airline CEO's thinks this. Not very impressive.

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by jumbojet
Fri Apr 13, 2018 2:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Q1 earnings thread
Replies: 25
Views: 4594

Re: Delta Q1 earnings thread

I don't know about that. maybe an expert can chime in but its only logical to think that the longer the flight, the more fuel you put in the tanks which obviously equates into a bigger gas bill. I think you might be confusing this with other aircraft performance metrics. It doesn't take an "ex...

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by jumbojet
Fri Apr 13, 2018 3:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Q1 earnings thread
Replies: 25
Views: 4594

Re: Delta Q1 earnings thread

Fuel is up. Delta has Trainor refinery to help offset the spike in prices. UA has all those ultra long haul flights. Surely the spike in jet fuel must be hurting UA more than any other airline. I think Delta (and AA/UA) have very little fuel hedging contracts in place. It's actually the opposite, U...

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by jumbojet
Thu Apr 12, 2018 3:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL: "We Have Moved On" From Fighting Norwegian at DOT
Replies: 16
Views: 3290

Re: DL: "We Have Moved On" From Fighting Norwegian at DOT

Super80Fan wrote:
Good, it was time to move on anyway, I always thought Delta was wrong but at least they know when enough is enough.

Now if only UA & AA will follow suit.


They usually do, right on the heels of Delta.

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by jumbojet
Thu Apr 12, 2018 2:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Q1 earnings thread
Replies: 25
Views: 4594

Re: Delta Q1 earnings thread

Some other key factors taken from the SEC filing 23 percent increase in cargo revenue and a $78 million increase in total loyalty revenue. Delta’s Branded Fares initiative drove $421 million in premium up-sell revenue in the period, a 23 percent increase from the prior year. Total unit revenues excl...

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by jumbojet
Thu Apr 12, 2018 2:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Q1 earnings thread
Replies: 25
Views: 4594

Re: Delta Q1 earnings thread

Cost climb but it's another profitable quarter for the beast Delta.........what do you'll think the other majors will report? Fuel is up. Delta has Trainor refinery to help offset the spike in prices. UA has all those ultra long haul flights. Surely the spike in jet fuel must be hurting UA more tha...

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by jumbojet
Sun Apr 08, 2018 5:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Decade since Delta's merger with Northwest
Replies: 231
Views: 18168

Re: Decade since Delta's merger with Northwest

Listen up, mergers aren't pretty. There are feelings that are bound to be hurt. But you cant have it both ways like United tried to do. Its all in or nothing and if you don't like the ride, nothing forced the NW people to stay. And before people accuse me of hating NW, I have met some of the best fl...

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by jumbojet
Sun Apr 08, 2018 4:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Decade since Delta's merger with Northwest
Replies: 231
Views: 18168

Re: Decade since Delta's merger with Northwest

Definitely a merger I hated, I miss the NW brand, hated how DL never even had any appreciation of NW, UA combined their name and at least left the CO colors, AA had heritage planes etc..., DL, just got rid of everything NW, seems like such a me, me ,me airline. The article mentions that exact issue...

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by jumbojet
Sun Apr 08, 2018 1:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will Delta’s A330neo be a TATL or TPAC plane?
Replies: 15
Views: 2814

Re: Will Delta’s A330neo be a TATL or TPAC plane?

I have seen in a couple of threads on here where people are talking about Delta deploying their A330-900neo fleet out of SEA for TPAC missions? If I’m not mistaken, weren’t they supposed to be primarily TATL birds that will replace the 763ER fleet? Not to be rude but a quick google search with the ...

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by jumbojet
Fri Apr 06, 2018 1:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Current Status of SXM and other damaged airports
Replies: 29
Views: 6502

Re: Current Status of SXM and other damaged airports

For up to date info on the overall state of the Island, including restaurants, flight schedules, hotels and so much more, the below links will come in handy. https://www.sxmstrong.com/sxm-flight-travel-information/ https://www.sxmstrong.com/category/hotels-restaurants-bars/ SHOWME Caribbean Set to R...

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by jumbojet
Wed Apr 04, 2018 2:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL widebody updates at SEA
Replies: 136
Views: 13713

Re: DL widebody updates at SEA

[Take a look at this video from today: https://www.kiro7.com/news/local/sea-tac-international-arrival-wait-times-are-getting-worse-but-relief-is-on-the-way/724529811 Most people posting negatively about Delta wont take the time to watch the video so I will summarize for all. Then, you will clearly ...

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by jumbojet
Tue Apr 03, 2018 1:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL widebody updates at SEA
Replies: 136
Views: 13713

Re: DL widebody updates at SEA

When are the A339s expected to be delivered? Latest schedule shows the first (4) in 2020. what schedule are you referring to? The only thing I've seen printed for the A330-900's is from the Delta Newsroom where it says 2019. Airbus A330neo (A330-900) The widebody A330-900neo, an enhancement of Airb...

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by jumbojet
Mon Apr 02, 2018 9:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Competition for Cuba flights sparks airline row: JetBlue at loggerheads with the US big three again
Replies: 69
Views: 9915

Re: Competition for Cuba flights sparks airline row: JetBlue at loggerheads with the US big three again

Really? They can't staff their own planes, the delays are atrocious, and complaints increase. You and I have a different definition of competing and 'going up against the big boys and win.' Amateur hour.. Yet they still manage to have a better margin than all the legacies. Those delays apparently a...

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by jumbojet
Mon Apr 02, 2018 1:00 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What airline had the first Website?
Replies: 64
Views: 10560

Re: What airline had the first Website?

Inn the good ole U.S of A Delta beat everyone to the punch, we all know that!

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by jumbojet
Sat Mar 31, 2018 12:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B6: What the heck is going on?
Replies: 49
Views: 8376

Re: B6: What the heck is going on?

[... Meh, as a New Yorker, I'm used to being completely underwhelmed and overcharged. But Wwhen DL is charging 2x than B6 Mint to fly JFK-LAX, it becomes quite clear that B6 - despite its operational issues - still has a very legitimate space in the market. And nearly ever New Yorker I know would a...

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by jumbojet
Sat Mar 31, 2018 2:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta A350 DTW-AMS
Replies: 36
Views: 7678

Re: Delta A350 DTW-AMS

A350 service commenced on ATL-ICN last Saturday night. Red eye at that. Flight has been going out relatively full.

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by jumbojet
Fri Mar 30, 2018 11:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B6: What the heck is going on?
Replies: 49
Views: 8376

Re: B6: What the heck is going on?

https://www.usatoday.com/story/travel/flights/todayinthesky/2018/03/29/dot-airline-performance-reports-now-include-regional-airlines/469614002/ 18 out of 18 for on time performance in January. Behind regionals. Behind legacies. Behind LCCs. Behind ULCCs. Just how long can this operational mess cont...

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by jumbojet
Thu Mar 29, 2018 4:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta and Korean sign JVA
Replies: 603
Views: 70316

Re: Delta and Korean sign JVA

HeeseokKoo wrote:
DeSpringbokke wrote:
Conditional approval has been granted.


The condition is,

1. keep total overall (combined) capacity on ICN-US and
2. do not reduce (combined) capacity on each of ICN-SEA DTW ATL LAS IAD

How many daily flights are there from the U.S. to ICN?

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by jumbojet
Thu Mar 29, 2018 2:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta and Korean sign JVA
Replies: 603
Views: 70316

Re: Delta and Korean sign JVA

he joint venture has now been approved by regulatory authorities in the U.S. and Korea, including the U.S. Department of Transportation and the Korean Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport the airlines will work closely together to bring customers the full benefits of the partnership, incl...

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by jumbojet
Wed Mar 28, 2018 2:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American cancels CNF-MIA
Replies: 48
Views: 6901

Re: American cancels CNF-MIA

Funny how the comfort of the 767 narrow cabin forcing airlines to NOT cram 3 3 3 in does not come into play in some markets....go figure... It's less the seat width, and more the fact that AA hasn't touched Y class in their 763s for years... They are miles behind the competition with this particula...

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by jumbojet
Sat Mar 24, 2018 5:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Woman bumped, United gave her a $10K voucher
Replies: 35
Views: 7766

Re: Woman bumped, United gave her a $10K voucher

Why would UA want this news to be quiet? For only $10K of credits, UA demonstrates how they actually changed the process they will go to assure customer sat when something happens that impedes a customer's plans. The bumped customer is now their biggest cheerleader and the airline looks crazy gener...

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by jumbojet
Fri Mar 23, 2018 8:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Polaris Promise Never Matched Reality
Replies: 205
Views: 26626

Re: United Polaris Promise Never Matched Reality

United clearly still struggles to get it right. They still cant get the basics down like business class meal service. Then there is: 767 Polaris in business, only good if your a solo traveler. If your traveling with a partner, there couldn't be a worse product so doesnt matter how comfy the seat is....

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by jumbojet
Thu Mar 22, 2018 12:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 15 Emirates 777-300ERs in storage - older & newer frames
Replies: 34
Views: 15035

Re: 15 Emirates 777-300ERs in storage - older & newer frames

scbriml wrote:
A6-ENQ looks like it's going back into service. It's just flown back to DXB.


Can it also be that DXB simply has no room to park anymore aircraft and they are flown elsewhere on a very temporary basis?

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by jumbojet
Wed Mar 21, 2018 8:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: North East Winter Storm Toby and its Effecs on Air Travel
Replies: 24
Views: 3298

Re: North East Winter Storm Toby and its Effecs on Air Travel

Any diverts so far? Looks like the IAD TATL bank is starting to arrive. Everything out of PHL on AA is cancelled. At JFK, Delta's TATL bank is en route partially, but no one else even attempted today. I would imagine that American diverted. United didn't even try for EWR. El Al is trying to JFK, bu...

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by jumbojet
Wed Mar 21, 2018 12:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: North East Winter Storm Toby and its Effecs on Air Travel
Replies: 24
Views: 3298

Re: North East Winter Storm Toby and its Effecs on Air Travel

DL now 151 cancelled flights.

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by jumbojet
Wed Mar 21, 2018 9:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: North East Winter Storm Toby and its Effecs on Air Travel
Replies: 24
Views: 3298

North East Winter Storm Toby and its Effecs on Air Travel

3 out of the 4 major east coast airlines have significantly reduced flight ops due to Toby. (1) AA has cancelled 437 flights so far or 14%. From what I can tell, AA is running full steam ahead at JFK until about 1200 hours or so and then the cancellations pretty much kick into high gear. (2) Delta h...

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by jumbojet
Wed Mar 21, 2018 7:19 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What to expect on DL's HKG-SEA-HKG service? What aircraft?
Replies: 20
Views: 2036

Re: What to expect on DL's HKG-SEA-HKG service? What aircraft?

If the OP is flying business, you are also guaranteed to get all aisle access seating on your plane. Huge difference on a long flight like SEA-HKG.

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by jumbojet
Tue Mar 20, 2018 11:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 2 Fired United FAs awarded $800k+ (Possibly 1.5mil) From Jury
Replies: 66
Views: 9436

Re: 2 Fired United FAs awarded $800k+ (Possibly 1.5mil) From Jury

And yet this guy in the inc.com article, still manages to bash United for firing them. He, almost daily, bashes the airline for having sour employees and service, and then when they set an example, he bashes them for setting an example. How can anyone take him serious? I've noticed that too. Every ...

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by jumbojet
Tue Mar 20, 2018 3:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dog Dies in Overhead Bin on United Airlines Flight
Replies: 491
Views: 30802

Re: Dog Dies in Overhead Bin on United Airlines Flight

Looks like UA is going to be suspending shipping animals in the cargo hold until at least May 1st while they review the program. Good for United. But they must have known they had a problem before these incidents hit the media. Not a very proactive approach to this problem. Why does it take the med...

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by jumbojet
Tue Mar 20, 2018 3:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United suspends new reservations for pets in cargo hold
Replies: 22
Views: 2951

Re: United suspends new reservations for pets in cargo hold

you have to wonder what took so long and why it takes incidents that make the press for them to make change. United is not a very proactive airline.

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by jumbojet
Mon Mar 19, 2018 9:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Another Dog Mixup...this time it's DELTA
Replies: 65
Views: 6673

Re: Another Dog Mixup...this time it's DELTA

bgm wrote:
[
The stench of desperation amongst the UA employees on this forum is strong as ever. Delta would have to sink much further to reach the murky depths of United's clusterf**kery.


nail on the head....

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