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by Osubuckeyes
Wed Jun 21, 2017 6:17 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Republicans Retain Georgia Congressional Seat
Replies: 39
Views: 864

Re: Republicans Retain Georgia Congressional Seat

If you look at the history of the seat, the republicans can't be too enthusiastic about the margin of victory last night. t was a win, but a lot of strategists and pols will be reading some tea leaves. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Georgia%27s_6th_congressional_district Didn't Trump only win this d...

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by Osubuckeyes
Wed Jun 21, 2017 2:10 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Can you wear shorts at work ?
Replies: 22
Views: 579

Re: Can you wear shorts at work ?

No shorts allowed at my work... Its been about 120 F the last couple of days and will continue to be 110+ for the next week.

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by Osubuckeyes
Mon Jun 19, 2017 2:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA CFO: Basic Economy is driving operational improvements
Replies: 128
Views: 14303

Re: UA CFO: Basic Economy is driving operational improvements

So are you all going to fly WN and AS? AA and DL have nearly identical products out there, and DL was actually first. As usual UA was not the first mover. Nice try, but DL and AA haven't implemented it across their entire domestic system like UA has...and they've actually made their econ - priced L...

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by Osubuckeyes
Fri Jun 16, 2017 9:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA CFO: Basic Economy is driving operational improvements
Replies: 128
Views: 14303

Re: UA CFO: Basic Economy is driving operational improvements

It's increasing on-time metrics and allowing more customers to fly on an airline with a much more broad network and FF program than the competitors with similar models. Yes I am, and it is proven. Since you don't believe me, try flying on Alaska (I'm assuming you're an AS fan from your avatar) or N...

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by Osubuckeyes
Fri Jun 16, 2017 3:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA CFO: Basic Economy is driving operational improvements
Replies: 128
Views: 14303

Re: UA CFO: Basic Economy is driving operational improvements

The real question is what does the hypothetical ULCC competition charge from XXX to YYY because if they charge $199 then 6 months ago the US3 were charging the same but giving you more than the competition (and incurring higher costs), perhaps their goal is to match the price and the service level ...

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by Osubuckeyes
Wed Jun 14, 2017 2:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 6/11/2017:AS Drops SLC-SJC, DL Drops ATL-BJX, DL Adds MSP-AUA, F9 Trims CVG/DEN, NK
Replies: 77
Views: 11542

Re: OAG Changes 6/11/2017:AS Drops SLC-SJC, DL Drops ATL-BJX, DL Adds MSP-AUA, F9 Trims CVG/DEN, NK

F9 DEN-ORD AUG 2>1.4 SEP 2>1.0 OCT 2>1.0 NOV 0.1>0.0 F9 DEN-PHL AUG 2.0>1.4 SEP 2.0>1.0 OCT 2>1.0 NOV 0.1>0.0 F9 DEN-PHX AUG 2>1.4 SEP 2>1.0 OCT 2>1.0 NOV 0.1>0.0 Is F9 actually cutting these to 0 or is it an anomaly since they are doing a frequency reduction, but the open booking schedule ends 11/...

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by Osubuckeyes
Wed May 17, 2017 6:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Philippine Aviation Thread 2017
Replies: 77
Views: 10172

Re: Philippine Aviation Thread 2017

Was curious if anyone knows why MNL-TBH is now operated by 5J instead of PAL? I flew this back in November on PAL and it was pretty convenient connecting from the US, unfortunately when I go back next year an airline switch will be a must :(.

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by Osubuckeyes
Wed May 10, 2017 3:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL not going to 10 across on 777s new config
Replies: 54
Views: 10464

Re: DL not going to 10 across on 777s new config

res77W wrote:
The overall seat count for the 772 remains similar to AA and UA. Will pitch remain at 31"?

-Rowen


They don't list Comfort+ as an option so maybe that is going away in lieu of PE.

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by Osubuckeyes
Mon May 08, 2017 8:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: With the new KE codeshares, will DL drop SEA-NRT-SIN?
Replies: 41
Views: 4988

Re: With the new KE codeshares, will DL drop SEA-NRT-SIN?

What about Delta's partnership with China Eastern? Whats going on with that? Otherwise, why did it take so long for Delta and Korean Air to start a JV? They are still partners, but PVG as a connecting point is rather inconvenient based both on geography and the facility/process in transiting China....

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by Osubuckeyes
Fri May 05, 2017 7:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Phoenix Arizona Aviation Thread Part 18
Replies: 417
Views: 37052

Re: Phoenix Arizona Aviation Thread Part 18

AC starting 3x weekly YUL-PHX, from the AC expansion thread. That's medium sized news.

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by Osubuckeyes
Wed May 03, 2017 10:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Man Served Single Banana On Nine-hour Flight After Ordering Gluten-free Meal
Replies: 52
Views: 13122

Re: Man Served Single Banana On Nine-hour Flight After Ordering Gluten-free Meal

A relative of mine had this issue on an AA flight DFW-HKG. The FA gave a half-hearted apology and served my aunt a few extra bags of nuts and an apple, but that's all she could offer. Both situations probably caused by catering errors.

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by Osubuckeyes
Wed May 03, 2017 9:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA to increase 737 capacity
Replies: 261
Views: 29707

Re: AA to increase 737 capacity

ILUVDC10S wrote:
Yep You have to go from PHX-LAX then take that coastline train to SEA .


If the whole trip was done on Amtrak it would have to be Maricop/Flag/Tuscon-LA-SEA as PHX doesn't even have a line serviced by Amtrak at all, which I find pretty damn ridiculous, but that is for another thread.

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by Osubuckeyes
Wed May 03, 2017 9:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA to increase 737 capacity
Replies: 261
Views: 29707

Re: AA to increase 737 capacity

Just in from internal AA post Most Main Cabin seats will have a pitch of 30 inches. Although this is less than the 31 inch pitch we have today on the B737-800s, it doesn’t feel one inch smaller. That’s because we’re using a new Meridian seat made by Rockwell Interior Systems. The Meridian seat is t...

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by Osubuckeyes
Wed May 03, 2017 6:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WSJ: What Went Wrong at Delta
Replies: 8
Views: 1540

Re: DL Post Mortem out on ATL Meltdown

DL is very lucky that the UA incident happen or else they would've been raked over the coals in the media the following weak. To say that it was anything but a complete meltdown is a joke. Hopefully DL has put in measures to mitigate this kind of incident going forward. A few years back when B6 had ...

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by Osubuckeyes
Wed May 03, 2017 6:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA to increase 737 capacity
Replies: 261
Views: 29707

Re: AA to increase 737 capacity

Lets call the American executives what they are.... scumbags. 29"??? Why use a toilet when you can just piss directly on your customers. This is inexcusable and why we need to bring back serious airline regulation. I know this idea will never fly on a website fill with airline apologists but f...

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by Osubuckeyes
Wed May 03, 2017 6:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA to increase 737 capacity
Replies: 261
Views: 29707

Re: AA to increase 737 capacity

Don't really see an issue. 30" is common and carriers like United, BA and even good old Lufty offer it (even in J in Europe) on 320/737 series aircraft. The back 3 rows will probably only be filled with Basic economy anyway, so unless you book über cheap fares, you won't need to worry. Don't s...

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by Osubuckeyes
Tue May 02, 2017 11:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA to increase 737 capacity
Replies: 261
Views: 29707

Re: AA to increase 737 capacity

Excuse me for trying to bring this back on topic. Are we talking about the -8MAX? If so, it's longer, so it will naturally have a greater capacity. If we're blathering about increasing the current NG capacity, it's warranted. First post in the thread indicates that it is indeed the 8MAX as well as ...

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by Osubuckeyes
Tue May 02, 2017 11:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA to increase 737 capacity
Replies: 261
Views: 29707

Re: AA to increase 737 capacity

Hell, on the last United earnings call, at least Scott Kirby acknowledged it was a problem, i.e., that their revenue management system was erring on the side of maximizing load factors by filling up seats earlier and leaving few options for the last-minute business travelers, who are WILLING TO PAY...

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by Osubuckeyes
Tue May 02, 2017 5:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA to increase 737 capacity
Replies: 261
Views: 29707

Re: AA to increase 737 capacity

Well, again, "minimum standard" is highly subjective. The person buying the $59 "Basic Economy" fare almost certainly has a different definition of "minimum standard" than the person buying full-Y walkup. That standard though is more and more undefined, as Basic Econom...

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by Osubuckeyes
Thu Apr 27, 2017 11:02 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What is the Nonstop Route of your Dreams?
Replies: 112
Views: 5688

Re: What is the Nonstop Route of your Dreams?

PHX-AMS/CDG on DL/AF/KL
PHX-CLE on DL/AA
PHX-SAN/LAS on DL/AS
PHX-ICN on DL/KE
West Coast-MNL & BKK on any US carrier preferrably DL.
PHX-BOS on DL
PHX-LGB/FLL on B6

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by Osubuckeyes
Tue Apr 18, 2017 6:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Could DL make another expansion at CVG?
Replies: 37
Views: 3161

Re: Could DL make another expansion at CVG?

I have been tracking these rumors for a while and these are the rumors/predictions most frequently heard/discussed: CVG-AUS/MSY/JAX/PIT/SAN/PHX DL technically still operates CVG-PHX, its Spring Seasonal when DL sees demand. DL mentioned it migh comeback last Spring, but it did not happen. The route...

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by Osubuckeyes
Tue Apr 18, 2017 3:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Could DL make another expansion at CVG?
Replies: 37
Views: 3161

Re: Could DL make another expansion at CVG?

I could see CVG-AUS just because it is a hot market. CVG-PHX is an outside shot, but unlikely now with both F9 & G4 on it. CVG-PBI would also be an outside shot. I think it is far more likely that you see further reductions in CVG and it ends up closer in resemblance to CLE or PIT. Having said t...

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by Osubuckeyes
Tue Apr 11, 2017 9:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Another United gaffe - forces doctor off plane
Replies: 2122
Views: 114298

Re: Another United gaffe - forces doctor off plane

United would have been better off cancelling the flight, and flying the crew on an empty plane than this PR disaster. It also would not surprise me if that started being the practice in the future.

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by Osubuckeyes
Tue Apr 11, 2017 9:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Heck, Delta is having it bad
Replies: 354
Views: 43816

Re: Heck, ATL is having it bad.

I majored in Economics. The airline industry is not a free market; it's an oligopoly. Most economics departments and high level classes would teach you that free market and oligopoly are not mutually exclusive. Free markets can certainly trend to monopolistic competition resulting in oligopoly as w...

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by Osubuckeyes
Tue Apr 11, 2017 9:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Heck, Delta is having it bad
Replies: 354
Views: 43816

Re: Heck, ATL is having it bad.

Have you taken economics before? That's what the free-market is all about. Jeremy I majored in Economics. The airline industry is not a free market; it's an oligopoly. Most economics departments and high level classes would teach you that free market and oligopoly are not mutually exclusive. Free m...

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by Osubuckeyes
Tue Apr 04, 2017 10:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta and Korean sign JVA
Replies: 217
Views: 22057

Re: Delta and Korean sign JVA

I haven't seen it posted on this thread, but on another forum it was referenced that the 757s that currently run the NRT-Beach markets will be undergoing configurations to bring them in line with the 75Hs. This could be a signalling that the NRT-SPN/GUM/ROR won't be around much longer. Or it could ...

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by Osubuckeyes
Tue Apr 04, 2017 9:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta and Korean sign JVA
Replies: 217
Views: 22057

Re: Delta and Korean sign JVA

I haven't seen it posted on this thread, but on another forum it was referenced that the 757s that currently run the NRT-Beach markets will be undergoing configurations to bring them in line with the 75Hs. This could be a signalling that the NRT-SPN/GUM/ROR won't be around much longer.

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by Osubuckeyes
Tue Apr 04, 2017 9:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Phoenix Arizona Aviation Thread Part 18
Replies: 417
Views: 37052

Re: Phoenix Arizona Aviation Thread Part 18

I believe there was talk somewhere that the 330 would take over for the 757s on HNL routes throughout the system.

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by Osubuckeyes
Thu Mar 30, 2017 9:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest's PHX "Expansion"?
Replies: 14
Views: 2350

Re: Southwest's PHX "Expansion"?

That's not going to happen and that's not how slots work. What are the restrictions applicable to DCA slots? What happens if American gives up one of its DCA slots? Why doesn't American want to give up any of its DCA slots? Because they would rather not give them to a competitor unless they were fo...

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by Osubuckeyes
Wed Mar 29, 2017 6:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta and Korean sign JVA
Replies: 217
Views: 22057

Re: Delta and Korean sign JVA

SEA wasn't going to happen overnight. The SEA build up is what, 3 or 4 years in the making? Everybody seems to want to think that DL should be flying 777's and other large ULH aircraft from SEA in abundance like UA does from SFO. SEA however, is holding its own with the 767 flying TPAC. You don't n...

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by Osubuckeyes
Fri Mar 24, 2017 3:19 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Future for the Arizona Coyotes?
Replies: 18
Views: 639

Re: Future for the Arizona Coyotes?

Why did they leave America West Arena (or whatever it is called today) in the first place? The whole idea behind placing AWA and Bank One Ballpark (it'll always be BOB to me) downtown was to make downtown a place that people wanted to stay and do things at after 5pm. The AWA was only designed for b...

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by Osubuckeyes
Thu Mar 09, 2017 6:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta LAX Terminal Plans Revealed
Replies: 409
Views: 105787

Re: Delta LAX Terminal Plans Revealed

I have an AS to DL connection this July. I'm assuming this is going to be a huge hassle and I will want to get it changed or will there be some kind of shuttle service?

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by Osubuckeyes
Thu Mar 09, 2017 4:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska to announce new Bay Area routes
Replies: 173
Views: 17614

Re: Alaska to announce new SJC routes

Wow, this is a nice expansion. Very surprised to see SJC-TUS over SJC/SFO-PHX.

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by Osubuckeyes
Wed Mar 08, 2017 6:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Best Hub For Grub In The U.S. -- DIA/DEN
Replies: 28
Views: 2385

Re: Best Hub For Grub In The U.S. -- DIA/DEN

I'm obviously partial to PHX, but they have done an outstanding job especially in T4 at bringing notable local restaurants into the airport for quality cuisine and great beer selections. T3, and T2 don't really have the same options, but hopefully the new T3 will be brought into line with T4 once th...

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by Osubuckeyes
Mon Mar 06, 2017 11:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Phoenix Arizona Aviation Thread Part 18
Replies: 417
Views: 37052

Re: Phoenix Arizona Aviation Thread Part 18

With DL expanding in BOS considerably over the past year or two. I don't think it would be out of the realm of possibility to see PHX-BOS on DL. AA has a near monopoly. Additionally, I find it kind of amazing that AM can't manage to work anything out of PHX.

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by Osubuckeyes
Thu Mar 02, 2017 4:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Phoenix Arizona Aviation Thread Part 18
Replies: 417
Views: 37052

Re: Phoenix Arizona Aviation Thread Part 18

Is the S1 project in the RFP process still or has the contract been awarded and they've started moving forward?

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by Osubuckeyes
Tue Feb 21, 2017 8:03 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: US student loan debt hits record, surpasses oustanding auto debt
Replies: 87
Views: 2507

Re: US student loan debt hits record, surpasses oustanding auto debt

Several points that boggle my mind as a relatively recent college grad is the amount of money that my peers and those following me would take out in loans for "expenses". This is of course anecdotal, but I have heard similar from many friends and family across the nation that irresponsible...

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by Osubuckeyes
Tue Feb 21, 2017 2:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Phoenix Arizona Aviation Thread Part 18
Replies: 417
Views: 37052

Re: Phoenix Arizona Aviation Thread Part 18

I posted this on the most recent OAG thread, but I feel it is a relevant discussion here as well. With NK ending their PHX - DEN service in May. I have the following thoughts. NK's strategy in PHX hasn't really made a lot of sense to me. PHX - DEN currently sees AA, F9, UA, and WN service in additi...

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by Osubuckeyes
Wed Jan 18, 2017 7:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Official: AA Introduces Basic Economy
Replies: 155
Views: 15559

Re: Official: AA Introduces Basic Economy

I'd like to know which 10 markets AA will start the basic economy fare with. (didn't see it in the AA link above) I'd imagine it will be the 10 markets with the most competition from spirit. I'm actually surprised they kept 100% miles earning. I would have thought they would cut it to 50. This actu...

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by Osubuckeyes
Wed Jan 18, 2017 3:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Official: AA Introduces Basic Economy
Replies: 155
Views: 15559

Re: Official: AA Introduces Basic Economy

I'd like to know which 10 markets AA will start the basic economy fare with. (didn't see it in the AA link above) My guess would be markets in which NK competes directly with AA. IIRC DL only offers its E "Basic Economy" fares in markets in which it competes nonstop against an LCC, such a...

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by Osubuckeyes
Tue Jan 17, 2017 6:17 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: AT&T confirms 2G GSM network shutdown was on January 1
Replies: 9
Views: 556

Re: AT&T confirms 2G GSM network shutdown was on January 1

I doubt many people still used 2G phones. Much bigger deal is remote cellular data transmission in the utilities or other industries that required updates to hardware, and in some cases major infrastructure upgrades... To those that this has affected this has been on the horizon since around at leas...

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by Osubuckeyes
Fri Jan 13, 2017 6:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is is possible for DL to resume DTW-HKG? Begin DTW-MNL?
Replies: 52
Views: 5075

Re: Is is possible for DL to resume DTW-HKG? Begin DTW-MNL?

I would not be surprised at all to see DTW-HKG again... However I don't think you'll see US-MNL on DL metal for the foreseeable future. I think it is more likely that you would see a tag on flight like SEA-HKG-MNL (if they decided to pull NRT).

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by Osubuckeyes
Fri Jan 13, 2017 2:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Phoenix Arizona Aviation Thread Part 18
Replies: 417
Views: 37052

Re: Phoenix Arizona Aviation Thread Part 18

Well seeing how AA has really no true competitor on the route. They basically own the route. They compete with 1 daily redeye flight from B6 Does the B6 flight even run year round? I seem to recall some days only seeing the JFK flight. I believe it is year round, but it might go less than daily for...

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by Osubuckeyes
Wed Jan 11, 2017 5:28 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: No Meal Service on DL ATL-SFO in F?
Replies: 57
Views: 8463

Re: No Meal Service on DL ATL-SFO in F?

Delta doesn't serve meals after 9pm on domestic flights. There is a remote possibility that you might get a hot sandwhich, but I wouldn't count on that. More than likely you will get snack basket service+drink service and that's that. You could try to Same Day Confirm to an earlier flight.

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by Osubuckeyes
Tue Jan 10, 2017 4:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL shatters operational reliability
Replies: 39
Views: 8839

Re: DL shatters operational reliability

Delta seems to be the most reliable carrier in a lot of ways. However I think my main issues that I have with them in terms of how they delay, and how they pad are when they are out of whack with other carriers. I'm not a fan at all on 30 minute rolling delays that turn into overnight or 10+ hour de...

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by Osubuckeyes
Mon Jan 09, 2017 11:00 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump Has A New Twitter Target
Replies: 75
Views: 1876

Re: Trump Has A New Twitter Target

Do we need a new thread every time he says something people don't like? This is larger than him just saying "something people don't like". It goes to Trump's need to get even with people who criticize him. This man is about to become the President of the United States for god's sake! Why ...

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by Osubuckeyes
Mon Jan 09, 2017 5:28 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump Has A New Twitter Target
Replies: 75
Views: 1876

Re: Trump Has A New Twitter Target

einsteinboricua wrote:
I don't know what's worse:

-Trump's twitter frenzy
-Hillis opening yet another Trump thread
-AAPilot incoherent rant.


All of the above for $1000 Alex.

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by Osubuckeyes
Mon Jan 09, 2017 2:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Phoenix Arizona Aviation Thread Part 18
Replies: 417
Views: 37052

Re: Phoenix Arizona Aviation Thread Part 18

PHX-EUG is back according to the OAG thread as well as PHX-MFR. I think these were expected by most. Bittersweet on the PHX-EUG as it was cut back in '08 right when I started school in EUG lol.

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