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by jumbojet
Wed Nov 07, 2018 3:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United takes delivery of first Boeing 787-10
Replies: 91
Views: 19418

Re: United takes delivery of first Boeing 787-10

Congrats to UAL, can't wait to fly one of these TATL. Congrats are in order. They finally took delivery of a Boeing 787 with proper Polaris seating. I actually might give one of these a whirl while its flying EWR-LAX. I mean, what do I have to lose? With the purchase of a business class ticket, wha...

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by jumbojet
Sun Nov 04, 2018 6:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA2036 passengers in three-day journey 'hell'
Replies: 74
Views: 16014

Re: BA2036 passengers in three-day journey 'hell'

[twoid][/twoid] The series of events sounds entirely pluasible for a mechanical problem at an outstation. Here is the sequence that it sounds like: Passengers boarded Mechanical problem found and mechanics tried to fix it After 4 hours they cancel flight and put passengers in hotel in Orlando Next d...

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by jumbojet
Sun Nov 04, 2018 2:35 pm
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Delta’s Ed Bastian To Run The NYC Marathon For A Good Cause
Replies: 3
Views: 1021

Delta’s Ed Bastian To Run The NYC Marathon For A Good Cause

Why would one of the world’s most prolific airline CEOs run the NYC Marathon, some may ask? Bastian is on a journey to raise $1 million for the Rally Foundation, of which he has been a longtime supporter. This is not the first time Delta’s chief runs with a motive. “Four years ago I ran the New York...

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by jumbojet
Sun Nov 04, 2018 12:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Describe AA in 3 Words Article
Replies: 117
Views: 11953

Re: Describe AA in 3 Words Article

There are hits and misses everywhere. But when an airline is not performing well financially, people just pile on their usual biases against it. It's quite funny. Around my colleagues in New York, most people group all the legacies together as equally terrible. And on this forum, you'd think Delta ...

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by jumbojet
Sat Nov 03, 2018 12:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Describe AA in 3 Words Article
Replies: 117
Views: 11953

Re: Describe AA in 3 Words Article

Having recently moved from Madison, WI to Tucson, AZ, I've flown AA more recently in the last month than any other airline. Definitely underwhelmed. Had a misconnect in PHX a few weeks ago where the gate agent for my second flight wouldn't hold the departure for 5 minutes to allow three connecting ...

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by jumbojet
Fri Nov 02, 2018 11:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Describe AA in 3 Words Article
Replies: 117
Views: 11953

Re: Describe AA in 3 Words Article

I'm Platinum Pro at AA. They have downgraded their soft product tremendously and it shows. Problem is I think Delta and United aren't noticeably better. As long as you have 30" pitch and no alternative, they can get away with it. I live in Dallas, so I'm stuck flying with them. and becoming mo...

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by jumbojet
Wed Oct 31, 2018 11:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Takes Delivery Of First Airbus A220-100
Replies: 82
Views: 18577

Re: Delta Takes Delivery Of First Airbus A220-100

panamair wrote:
[Because not everyone buys a ticket based on product......


I agree not everyone but there are plenty of those that will. It takes just a few important people to start a domino effect. Obviously AA and UA will still fill their planes but they will be at a clear disadvantage.

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by jumbojet
Wed Oct 31, 2018 10:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Takes Delivery Of First Airbus A220-100
Replies: 82
Views: 18577

Re: Delta Takes Delivery Of First Airbus A220-100

Since the A220 is going to be flown from LGA to IAH and DFW, how does UA/AA compete with this? IFE at every seat, widest seat with the most pitch, cabin mood lighting, a bathroom that is actually quite roomy and with a window! I mean, what seems like a very modest and economically sound purchase can...

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by jumbojet
Wed Oct 31, 2018 6:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA starts SFO to Papeete today, increases to year-round service
Replies: 42
Views: 7412

Re: UA starts SFO to Papeete today, increases to year-round service

UA’s inaugural 3-weekly SFO-PPT flight departed this afternoon with a very healthy load (no doubt some press on board) operated by 787-8. Exciting news that the route will now be year-round - originally announced as seasonal. When was the last time a US airline served PPT? (If at all) Doesnt mean a...

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by jumbojet
Wed Oct 31, 2018 5:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Takes Delivery Of First Airbus A220-100
Replies: 82
Views: 18577

Re: Delta Takes Delivery Of First Airbus A220-100

The bathroom is enormous, almost looks like twice the size of that AA disaster on their 737's. Dallas and Houston - major hubs for AA and UA - will be early to get multiple routes. Asked whether early use of the A220 on LGA-DFW is intended to flaunt the aircraft in the face of American, Bastian said...

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by jumbojet
Mon Oct 29, 2018 12:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines announces service between LAX and Buenos Aires
Replies: 96
Views: 18179

Re: American Airlines announces service between LAX and Buenos Aires

Two months before nonstop service begins between LAX and EZE on AA, advance bookings are very encouraging. The airline is looking at a 79-84% LF for the 3 month period beginning in December. Service will operate 3x w with the 285-seat 787-9. With this flight, AA will have up to 6 daily US-Argentina...

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by jumbojet
Sun Oct 28, 2018 8:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What is DL’s long term strategy in BOS?
Replies: 14
Views: 2011

Re: What is DL’s long term strategy in BOS?

The DL strategy is to block B6 from having a TATL foothold out of BOS. So far I'd say their plan has been working well. Nothing, especially not DL, is going to block B6 from commencing TATL ops ex BOS. I do know that a bunch of DL TATL adds at BOS are preemptive strikes, a shot across the bow so to...

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by jumbojet
Sat Oct 27, 2018 12:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Q3 2018 results
Replies: 140
Views: 12613

Re: JetBlue Q3 2018 results

I really hope JetBlue doesn't mess with their Even More Space seats. IMO, it's one of the best values in US commercial aviation and it's worth the additional cost. I think this virtually guarantees they will. One of the best values in commercial aviation=we should charge more for this product. Lots...

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by jumbojet
Sat Oct 27, 2018 12:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Q3 2018 results
Replies: 140
Views: 12613

Re: JetBlue Q3 2018 results

Exactly correct. You need to look at the history and keep perspective. Thank you for a great post. hardly a meaningful comparison, especially when each of the big US3 have been around since the 1920's. Talk to me in another 75 years and we'll see where JetBlue is at. Thank you you made my point. It...

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by jumbojet
Sat Oct 27, 2018 11:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Q3 2018 results
Replies: 140
Views: 12613

Re: JetBlue Q3 2018 results

[. JetBlue on the other hand doesn’t even charge more for the mint suites when pretty everyone know they are more desirable than the side by side ones. They have the most leg room with the even more space cabin but don’t package it to make it more appealing for higher yielding customers. At least a...

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by jumbojet
Fri Oct 26, 2018 8:23 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Has AA hit the limit for passenger discomfort?
Replies: 40
Views: 5243

Re: Has AA hit the limit for passenger discomfort?

This continued media hit piece on AA's cabins is misleading the public. AA has been a laggard at increasing density in their cabins. DL/UA led the way in this area (and look at where their financials are). The misinformation is disgusting to me. Thats because of your very obvious anti Delta attitud...

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by jumbojet
Fri Oct 26, 2018 3:07 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Has AA hit the limit for passenger discomfort?
Replies: 40
Views: 5243

Re: Has AA hit the limit for passenger discomfort?

The race to the bottom will never ever end. As long as people want lower fares and are willing to put up with being squeezed into a can like a sardine, there is no end in sight. Just as we sit here wasting our time posting to this thread, the airline execs are scheming up ways to bring us down even ...

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by jumbojet
Wed Oct 24, 2018 4:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Q3 2018 results
Replies: 140
Views: 12613

Re: JetBlue Q3 2018 results

Comparisons between carriers is natural. It’s the over-zealous criticisms that seem a bit gratuitous and out of place. Most of us just want to have intelligent dialogue without this sort of comparative vitriol that a few bring in. Financially, we are going to have high expectations from an investor...

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by jumbojet
Wed Oct 24, 2018 11:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Q3 2018 results
Replies: 140
Views: 12613

Re: JetBlue Q3 2018 results

[ The only one who getting laughed at here is you. Just get over it, you don't like how JetBlue has given Delta a run for their money, have you looked at Delta's Yields out of Boston? Delta is losing money by the tonne, so please spare us. please enlighten me with facts on hpw Delta is losing money...

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by jumbojet
Wed Oct 24, 2018 4:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AFA & APFA flight attendant unions consider merging
Replies: 31
Views: 5357

Re: AFA & APFA flight attendant unions consider merging

this will just push some airlines into their next chapter 11.

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by jumbojet
Wed Oct 24, 2018 2:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Q3 2018 results
Replies: 140
Views: 12613

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: 12613

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: 12613

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: 12613

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: 12613

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: 12613

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: 111
Views: 11024

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: 12613

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: 852
Views: 81271

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: 8709

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: 8709

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: 10978

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: 12665

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: 3993

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: 12665

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: Delta to serve Mumbai nonstop in 2019
Replies: 532
Views: 60136

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: 9794

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: 10978

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: 105
Views: 16507

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: 9794

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: 105
Views: 16507

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: Delta to serve Mumbai nonstop in 2019
Replies: 532
Views: 60136

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: 9794

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: Delta to serve Mumbai nonstop in 2019
Replies: 532
Views: 60136

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: 75669

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: 10978

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: 10978

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: 441
Views: 67302

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: 441
Views: 67302

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: 4590

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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