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by jumbojet
Mon Dec 23, 2019 5:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA sues DL over the use of the term “Flagship”
Replies: 322
Views: 34521

Re: AA sues DL over the use of the term “Flagship”

It’s easy to see why AA would sue over use of the word Flagship by Delta when Delta doesn’t offer any kind of premium offering On the ground like AA/UA do with their lounges or when Delta takes an old business seat and reupholstered it but calls it “flagship” then uses the term with bloggers repeat...

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by jumbojet
Mon Dec 02, 2019 4:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bumping Pax July and August;; AA the worst and DL the best (Video)
Replies: 7
Views: 1666

Bumping Pax July and August;; AA the worst and DL the best (Video)

AA bumped more pax than all other airlines combined. I don't want to hear the excuse that AA had to deal with MAX cancellations etc. So did SW, AS and UA. American Airlines bumped more passengers in 2019 than all other U.S. airlines combined, according to data from the U.S. Department of Transportat...

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by jumbojet
Mon Dec 02, 2019 5:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian with LHR slots S20?
Replies: 60
Views: 11149

Re: Norwegian with LHR slots S20?

santi319 wrote:
Is every London thread going to be about B6? Can we wait for 2021 when they are closer to the dates? Its getting real old..


plus 1000

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by jumbojet
Sun Dec 01, 2019 11:58 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: DL selling connections to Singapore on ANA and Singapore via NRT
Replies: 7
Views: 814

Re: DL selling connections to Singapore on ANA and Singapore via NRT

no FF credits earned either for flights on these airlines.

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by jumbojet
Fri Nov 29, 2019 11:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AFA trying to unionize FAs at Delta
Replies: 503
Views: 38333

Re: AFA trying to unionize FAs at Delta

lets put this into perspective. Does anyone really think the AFA gives a rats a$$ about DL flight attendants? All they see is $$$$ coming in from the DL FA paychecks to fatten their own. Duh. I think a good majority of FA's see right through this and want nothing to do with a union. Thats what I he...

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by jumbojet
Fri Nov 29, 2019 5:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AFA trying to unionize FAs at Delta
Replies: 503
Views: 38333

Re: AFA trying to unionize FAs at Delta

lets put this into perspective. Does anyone really think the AFA gives a rats a$$ about DL flight attendants? All they see is $$$$ coming in from the DL FA paychecks to fatten their own. Duh. I think a good majority of FA's see right through this and want nothing to do with a union. Thats what I hea...

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by jumbojet
Fri Nov 29, 2019 5:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AFA trying to unionize FAs at Delta
Replies: 503
Views: 38333

Re: AFA trying to unionize FAs at Delta

NWAESC wrote:
Pretty much every single Delta flight attendant I know has changed their Facebook profile picture to the purple AFA selfie frame to support the campaign.


Same here, and my IG and Twitter feeds have a lot of “Selfies for solidarity” in them.


and I know plenty that haven't.

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by jumbojet
Fri Nov 29, 2019 5:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AFA trying to unionize FAs at Delta
Replies: 503
Views: 38333

Re: AFA trying to unionize FAs at Delta

Sara Nelson spent Thanksgiving at DTW surrounded by many Delta flight attendants. You'll be surprised by how fast they will collect those cards and ask for a vote. The campaign clearly has momentum. Pretty much every single Delta flight attendant I know has changed their Facebook profile picture to...

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by jumbojet
Fri Nov 29, 2019 5:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AFA trying to unionize FAs at Delta
Replies: 503
Views: 38333

Re: AFA trying to unionize FAs at Delta

NWAESC wrote:
Detroit313 wrote:
Younger people are very pro union.


Agreed. I'm not sure why people keep saying that they're the roadblock...


facts to support that statement or is it just your biased opinion?

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by jumbojet
Thu Nov 28, 2019 1:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ed Bastion: DL considering buying the 737MAX
Replies: 62
Views: 9799

Re: Ed Bastion: DL considering buying the 737MAX

me thinks they have all the narrow bodies they need for the foreseeable future,



tomorrow: jfk-sea 757 to sea-icn 339NEO. Happy!

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by jumbojet
Wed Nov 27, 2019 1:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AFA trying to unionize FAs at Delta
Replies: 503
Views: 38333

Re: AFA trying to unionize FAs at Delta

You are right! Meant to say AFA. What about Delta pilots though. Are they not in their right mind for being unionized? , because they get paid 1.9% of my pay, personally, I would love to kick Alpa to the curb. so, on average, its costing each pilot $4,000 to $5,000 a year to belong to ALPA. Thats a...

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by jumbojet
Tue Nov 26, 2019 10:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: United seeking SFO-MNL route
Replies: 80
Views: 13203

Re: Rumor: United seeking SFO-MNL route

tphuang wrote:
Of course flights to Philippines is low yielding. Flights to all of Asia is low yielding thanks to CN3. When you can fly in business to MNL from NYC for $2500 round trip on CA, there is only so much the competition can charge..


plenty of business class fares on CA for $1700 RT JFK - MNL

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by jumbojet
Fri Nov 22, 2019 9:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta buying 20% of LATAM
Replies: 867
Views: 126351

Re: LATAM to leave OW on September 30th 2020

onwFan wrote:
Miami wrote:
Stupid move.

Indeed... Sad to see LATAM go down the drain... !


Just the opposite. LATAM plus Delta will be a force that no one will be able to come close to matching.

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by jumbojet
Fri Nov 22, 2019 9:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta buying 20% of LATAM
Replies: 867
Views: 126351

Re: LATAM to leave OW on September 30th 2020

Cointrin330 wrote:
DL777200LR wrote:
JJ777 wrote:


Terminal 8 has the space and capacity but I think AA owns it and can kick them out if it wants to, though it could also just as easily hike the rent.


Umm, no they cant. There are contracts and lease agreements that are binding.

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by jumbojet
Thu Nov 21, 2019 7:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Big capacity increase on VS's LHR-JFK flight due to 4 x A350's being deployed on route. Were they under capacity before?
Replies: 32
Views: 7615

Re: Big capacity increase on VS's LHR-JFK flight due to 4 x A350's being deployed on route. Were they under capacity bef

You are missing: - Virgin's daily London Heathrow - Newark route - Virgin's new daily London Gatwick - New York JFK route from May 2020 It means year on year, Virgin/Delta will go from 9 to 10 daily flights on the route whilst capacity goes from S19: 2,316 daily seats (one-way) S20: 2,848 daily sea...

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by jumbojet
Tue Nov 19, 2019 7:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL Pulling Out of Haiti
Replies: 22
Views: 5178

Re: DL Pulling Out of Haiti

But my question as in OAG thread still applies here. Given that GUA/SAP/MGA are also predominantly VFR/missionary type of destination (The one time I flew ATL-MGA, I don't recall seeing anyone that looked like a business traveler), how are they working out but PAP is not? I'm sure DL had been pulli...

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by jumbojet
Tue Nov 19, 2019 6:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Two AA flights diverted to Dublin
Replies: 41
Views: 12295

Re: Two AA flights diverted to Dublin

CriticalPoint wrote:
NWAESC wrote:
CriticalPoint wrote:
I’m not going to challenge you because of your experience...


What experience is that?


I have no reason to doubt that he is a mechanic for AA.


obviously not working on APU's or any other critical component.

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by jumbojet
Sat Nov 16, 2019 3:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Widebody Thread - 2019
Replies: 1159
Views: 250124

Re: Delta Widebody Thread - 2019

Updated fleet usage Total Fleet: 154 Scheduled Service: 124/154 Spares: 18/154 (1x76T; 1x76L; 4x76Z; 1x764(DS); 4x764; 1x7CD; 1x7CB; 4x333) Conversion: 5/154 (3x [email protected]; 2x [email protected]) Maintenance: 6/154 ([email protected]; [email protected]; [email protected], [email protected]; [email protected]; [email protected]) Induction/Storage: 1/154 (764(DS)@MSP) Als...

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by jumbojet
Fri Nov 15, 2019 4:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jetblue A320 refurbish thread
Replies: 644
Views: 115490

Re: Jetblue A320 refurbish thread

Flew a B6 A320 yesterday, PBI-HPN and was on a refurbished A320. Some comments/notes. Without making this sound like a trip report, I will list some pro's and cons and leave out the service aspect of the flight. Lets start with the cons of the refurbished plane; Lavs are ridiculously tiny. So small...

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by jumbojet
Fri Nov 15, 2019 1:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jetblue A320 refurbish thread
Replies: 644
Views: 115490

Re: Jetblue A320 refurbish thread

Flew a B6 A320 yesterday, PBI-HPN and was on a refurbished A320. Some comments/notes. Without making this sound like a trip report, I will list some pro's and cons and leave out the service aspect of the flight. Lets start with the cons of the refurbished plane; Lavs are ridiculously tiny. So small ...

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by jumbojet
Wed Nov 06, 2019 1:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AFA trying to unionize FAs at Delta
Replies: 503
Views: 38333

Re: AFA trying to unionize FAs at Delta

Do those who say unions equal bad and rude employees realize that the flight attendants of every single major airline in the US are unionized except for Delta? Is the entire industry bad compared to DL flight attendants? Please. Are Southwest and Alaska flight attendants rude? They are the nicest i...

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by jumbojet
Wed Nov 06, 2019 1:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AFA trying to unionize FAs at Delta
Replies: 503
Views: 38333

Re: AFA trying to unionize FAs at Delta

NWAESC wrote:
jumbojet wrote:
So a few people come out, cheer, clap and hug the AFA pres. I think ya all are reading to much into that.


I wouldn't underestimate the significance of that.


and I wouldn't read to much into it either,

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by jumbojet
Tue Nov 05, 2019 10:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AFA trying to unionize FAs at Delta
Replies: 503
Views: 38333

Re: AFA trying to unionize FAs at Delta

Let us not forget the title of this thread, AFA TRYING....As of now, there is NO union for DL FA's. Lets hope they never get one. There is a reason why they are happier than their counterparts at UA and AA, who, happen to have unions. I mean, you would think it would be the other way around... So a ...

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by jumbojet
Tue Nov 05, 2019 8:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AFA trying to unionize FAs at Delta
Replies: 503
Views: 38333

Re: AFA trying to unionize FAs at Delta

“Several” is not a big sample when compared to a 25000+ FA group. Also, DTW is a former NWA hub. Very easy to find union-loving FAs there. I’m in the camp of letting them control their destiny. However, every statement in this thread voicing support or opposition has to be looked at with suspicion....

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by jumbojet
Tue Nov 05, 2019 8:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AFA trying to unionize FAs at Delta
Replies: 503
Views: 38333

Re: AFA trying to unionize FAs at Delta

Sara Nelson is at DTW today for a townhall and Delta flight attendants welcomed her like she is a rockstar. I spoke to several flight attendants at DTW and they all seem fed up and don't care if they get threatening emails and phone calls from supervisors for attending the town hall and signing car...

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by jumbojet
Sat Nov 02, 2019 3:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta allegedly lobbying against new FAA rest rule for cabin crew
Replies: 101
Views: 27722

Re: Delta allegedly lobbying against new FAA rest rule for cabin crew

Not to detail the thread too much, maybe to add context in regards to FA shifts vs other professions, but my police department (I interned with) does 12 hour shifts. They do 3 days on, 4 off, 4 on, 3 off, think it was 0800-2000 and 2000-0800 NYPD has 12 hour shifts, most if not all are admin spots,...

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by jumbojet
Sat Nov 02, 2019 3:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta allegedly lobbying against new FAA rest rule for cabin crew
Replies: 101
Views: 27722

Re: Delta allegedly lobbying against new FAA rest rule for cabin crew

6pm-0200am is eight hours as are the other two you posted. and then guys wind up staying for a 4 hour extended or pre tour to address some crime condition, makes that 12. Then they will collar up and wind up staying on the clock, a lot of the time for an additional 8 hours, and then they are expect...

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by jumbojet
Sat Nov 02, 2019 2:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta allegedly lobbying against new FAA rest rule for cabin crew
Replies: 101
Views: 27722

Re: Delta allegedly lobbying against new FAA rest rule for cabin crew

Brother is NYPD and Mom was Nassau County NY Long Island. So your wrong. I am not, I just retired from NYPD, 26 years. You have anti-crime teams working 1800x0200, 2000x0400, 2200x0600 and so on. Then, they routinely come in 4 hours early to address high crime problems. Throw in a shooting or other...

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by jumbojet
Sat Nov 02, 2019 2:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta allegedly lobbying against new FAA rest rule for cabin crew
Replies: 101
Views: 27722

Re: Delta allegedly lobbying against new FAA rest rule for cabin crew

Not at all an apples-to-apples comparison. The workers in those other industries can get off work and go home and have dinner with their families. Play with their kids, sleep next to their loved one in their own bed. For the most part, they get quality time at home every day. We don’t. Once on a tr...

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by jumbojet
Sat Nov 02, 2019 1:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AFA trying to unionize FAs at Delta
Replies: 503
Views: 38333

Re: AFA trying to unionize FAs at Delta

Funny then how did some FAs get rooms in there own? And the DLFAs couldn’t even get in touch with crew scheduling. And yes DL was fighting it. I know plenty of FAs who work there. your not telling the whole story. shocking. Delta, and even UA, wanted to delay the implementation of the new crest res...

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by jumbojet
Sat Nov 02, 2019 1:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AFA trying to unionize FAs at Delta
Replies: 503
Views: 38333

Re: AFA trying to unionize FAs at Delta

Cards are being signed and the DL FAs approached both unions. Sleeping on plane and airport floors while Pilots got hotel rooms isn’t being treated good. There are numerous shortcomings on how they are treated. DL fighting the Crew Rest laws isn’t treating your FAs well. fact check: cards will be s...

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by jumbojet
Sat Nov 02, 2019 1:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AFA trying to unionize FAs at Delta
Replies: 503
Views: 38333

Re: AFA trying to unionize FAs at Delta

At the cost of being the only workgroup on the property who doesn't get the same profit sharing payout, most likely. Don't think for a moment that management will allow them to keep the same profit sharing - it will be negotiated as part of a CBA, and won't be anywhere as generous to offset the hig...

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by jumbojet
Sat Nov 02, 2019 1:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AFA trying to unionize FAs at Delta
Replies: 503
Views: 38333

Re: AFA trying to unionize FAs at Delta

The MIT Airline Data Project are facts and shows being unionized earns more in total compensation than non-union. Im not so sure I would buy those #'s, unless they have another source. Can you provide a secondary source? So the union asks, and pays MIT to produce these #'s with a specific end resul...

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by jumbojet
Sat Nov 02, 2019 1:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AFA trying to unionize FAs at Delta
Replies: 503
Views: 38333

Re: AFA trying to unionize FAs at Delta

Approximately $39 a month. $39/mo is pretty low for union dues; I'd expect it to be at least $60/mo. Nope the IAM has stated their dues would be $39 a month. I am sure its an introductory offer, make it appealing and then swoop in after a year or two with something closer to what EA CO AS thinks

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by jumbojet
Sat Nov 02, 2019 12:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AFA trying to unionize FAs at Delta
Replies: 503
Views: 38333

Re: AFA trying to unionize FAs at Delta

Pilots are unionized and was the only group who’s profit sharing wasn’t cut when all non-union employees had it cut. And DL pilots are one of the highest paid in the industry. Reality doesn’t fit your narrative. And everything has to be Status Quo until a contract is ratified. Delta’s FA cost are $...

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by jumbojet
Fri Nov 01, 2019 11:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAG Boss Congratulates DL on LATAM Move, Calls Norwegian & JetBlue Deal Very Limited: (Article).
Replies: 20
Views: 5121

IAG Boss Congratulates DL on LATAM Move, Calls Norwegian & JetBlue Deal Very Limited: (Article).

Very interesting article, I didnt see this posted but lots of good stuff in here. DL is sure getting a lot of praise from some notable airlines, not just from Anet Delta fan boys. Envious IAG Boss Congratulates Delta on Latam Move some interesting quoutes: Delta Air Lines shocked the aviation world ...

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by jumbojet
Fri Nov 01, 2019 11:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta buying 20% of LATAM
Replies: 867
Views: 126351

Re: Delta buying 20% of LATAM

[ That’s not the question. Question was whether it was a huge blow. according to this article from Yahoo Finance, a no nonsense news agency, it is a blow to IAG and AA. about 5 paragraphs down in the below linked article, the IAG boss says the following: We continue to have a good relationship with...

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by jumbojet
Thu Oct 31, 2019 10:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Brazil In Talks With JetBlue, Volaris, and Sky Airline To Operate Domestic Flights
Replies: 28
Views: 5779

Re: Brazil In Talks With JetBlue, Volaris, and Sky Airline To Operate Domestic Flights

with B6 still trying to figure Europe out, its entirely possible this is a project of such scope and size that they are unable to take it on at the present time. And I am not saying that to bash B6 but Europe right now has to be a full time project I agree 100%. I’m honestly not sure why B6 is taki...

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by jumbojet
Thu Oct 31, 2019 8:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Brazil In Talks With JetBlue, Volaris, and Sky Airline To Operate Domestic Flights
Replies: 28
Views: 5779

Re: Brazil In Talks With JetBlue, Volaris, and Sky Airline To Operate Domestic Flights

with B6 still trying to figure Europe out, its entirely possible this is a project of such scope and size that they are unable to take it on at the present time. And I am not saying that to bash B6 but Europe right now has to be a full time project

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by jumbojet
Thu Oct 31, 2019 4:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Leadership Recognizes Widening Gap Between Itself, Delta - article
Replies: 232
Views: 38403

Re: AA Leadership Recognizes Widening Gap Between Itself, Delta - article

If I didnt know any better, I'd say that AA openly admires DL. Remember this article by Forbes? It was written 4 years ago. American Airlines To Delta Air Lines: Hats Off To You For Operational Excellence American Airlines and Delta Air Lines are obviously not the best of friends, but on Thursday a ...

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by jumbojet
Tue Oct 29, 2019 9:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Leadership Recognizes Widening Gap Between Itself, Delta - article
Replies: 232
Views: 38403

AA Leadership Recognizes Widening Gap Between Itself, Delta - article

Article is by the Dallas Business Journal. American Airlines leadership recognizes the gap isn't shrinking between itself and a chief rival in key financial metrics. AA blames the max but also blames itself on a bunch of other important metrics including operational reliability, huge difference in P...

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by jumbojet
Tue Oct 29, 2019 1:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why does Delta have such a weak intl presence?
Replies: 35
Views: 6640

Re: Why does Delta have such a weak intl presence?

It is incredibly weak because they've outsourced their entire international network to the lowest bidder using their JV network. Meanwhile, United has rapidly grown to overtake Delta in the International arena and even AA which is otherwise in decline is starting to beat DL in the international sce...

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by jumbojet
Sun Oct 27, 2019 12:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta allegedly lobbying against new FAA rest rule for cabin crew
Replies: 101
Views: 27722

Re: Delta allegedly lobbying against new FAA rest rule for cabin crew

I'm a pilot at a major airline and I don't usually defend FAs but I will in this case.... Compare this to people who work in just about any other industry. Most people get 8 hr work days, 5 days per week. That's 16 hrs to yourself to commute, exercise, have family time, study, entertain, etc. I'm n...

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by jumbojet
Sun Oct 27, 2019 12:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DOT Suspends non Havana Cuba route authorities
Replies: 54
Views: 13637

Re: DOT Suspends non Havana Cuba route authorities

jfklganyc wrote:
Let’s face it...these routes were losers to airlines

B6 is bleeding money

This saves face for them pulling out


I've heard from friends that work at B6 that this is a huge sigh of relief for the airline, though they won't admit it

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by jumbojet
Sun Oct 27, 2019 12:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Goes 2x Daily On DFW-FCO
Replies: 31
Views: 8998

Re: American Airlines Goes 2x Daily On DFW-FCO

Detroit313 wrote:
Impressive!


6 weeks of 2x daily is impressive? Not so sure about that. Why not just make it for the entire summer season? Where is the 788 frame coming from for those 6 weeks?

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fwncrcnwdl wrote:
It ferried to VQQ on October 13th. this also in the news
https://portuguese-american-journal.com ... 20-azores/


why?

plane never flew above 9,000 feet.

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by jumbojet
Fri Oct 25, 2019 2:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Norwegian to start CDG - AUS in May 2020
Replies: 33
Views: 7843

Re: Updated: Norwegian to start CDG - AUS in May 2020

MARSHAL1 wrote:
Interesting that they can fly CDG-AUS with zero connections on either end.
Congrats to Austin, so much international wide bodies in such a short time.


Maybe B6 can make AUS a focus city?

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by jumbojet
Fri Oct 25, 2019 2:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bidders Selected For LGW Slots
Replies: 4
Views: 3012

Re: BIDDERS SELECTED FOR LGW SLOTS

It’s interesting to see who the bidders are? http://atwonline.com/airports-routes/bidders-selected-thomas-cook-s-gatwick-slots I found this tidbit from the article to be very interesting. If you go by this, B6 can bid obviously but chances are slim they will get any slots. As Thomas Cook was a leis...

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by jumbojet
Fri Oct 25, 2019 12:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Q3 2019 US Carrier Financial Performance
Replies: 15
Views: 3282

Re: Q3 2019 US Carrier Financial Performance

I love it that numbers don't lie. They can still be censored, but that is another issue. In every metric category listed above, I find it very interesting to look at the top 1-2 carriers and then look at the lowest-performing carriers. Anyone else see a trend in this data? You asked....AS acquiring...

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