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by wingnutmn
Thu Jan 14, 2021 2:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian Ends Plans to Fly Longhaul
Replies: 225
Views: 42237

Re: Norwegian Ends Plans to Fly Longhaul

Maybe this will finally swing DL into getting some 787s. Maybe a lease deal on 787s and an order for the max.

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by wingnutmn
Tue Dec 29, 2020 3:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Complaints coming in about the new SLC terminal
Replies: 141
Views: 23013

Re: Complaints coming in about the new SLC terminal

My biggest complaint at the new SLC terminal is the lack of Coffee shops. I don't like waiting in line for 10-15 minutes for a cup of coffee. Either make an expressline for just coffee, and not all those flavored cups of syrup, or make a dedicated stand for just coffee, and no flavored syrups. Rant ...

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by wingnutmn
Mon Nov 16, 2020 4:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Network Thread - 2020
Replies: 2899
Views: 328921

Re: JetBlue Mint A321 Range Question

How about a 321XLR route of LAX-PPT? A 140 seat XLR may be the perfect size for that route.

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by wingnutmn
Thu Oct 22, 2020 10:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta ALPA concerned over continued JV scope flying violations
Replies: 140
Views: 17596

Re: Delta ALPA concerned over continued JV scope flying violations

The carrier is struggling to survive, with facts constantly changing. This type of technicality is so counterproductive because DL can probably just pull 12 E175s, take out 6 seats, and put them back into service. Those 6 seats, which actually is less with seat blocking, make absolutely zero differ...

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by wingnutmn
Thu Oct 22, 2020 9:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta ALPA concerned over continued JV scope flying violations
Replies: 140
Views: 17596

Re: Delta ALPA concerned over continued JV scope flying violations

Seems DALPA has additional concerns - 76 seat cap violation. Per the pilot scope agreement, DL is required to comply with the permitted 76-seat cap of 188 frames as of August 31st following the closure of Compass. Seems DALPA has identified DL operating at least 12 aircraft above this limit and iss...

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by wingnutmn
Thu May 28, 2020 1:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: DL to acquire 7 A350’s from QR
Replies: 119
Views: 32810

Re: Rumor: DL to acquire 7 A350’s from QR

If true, wise. How much would QR subsidize DL? This is getting so complicated! Only in a global shutdown would this even be plausible. Seriously, what does it say about the state of aviation that we can seriously discuss DL forfeiting $62M and then cheaply taking over QR A350 orders and saving DL c...

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by wingnutmn
Sun Mar 29, 2020 1:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jonesboro (JBR) Arkansas airport almost destroyed by a tornado
Replies: 7
Views: 1936

Re: Jonesboro (JBR) Arkansas airport almost destroyed by a tornado

DL, AA and UA are all reevaluating where they can park their fleets so they can collect insurance.premiums....

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by wingnutmn
Thu Feb 06, 2020 6:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Major delays at ATL
Replies: 29
Views: 9078

Re: Major delays at ATL

FAA website says CLT is closed until 2p EST due to severe weather and possible field damage. That escalated quickly!

*edited because I suck at spelling.

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by wingnutmn
Mon Nov 11, 2019 3:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1170
Views: 229140

Re: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2019

That right wing is on/in the ground. Did the right main gear collapse?

Wingnut

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by wingnutmn
Mon Nov 04, 2019 4:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Amendment Agreement for IAG's Acquisition of Air Europa
Replies: 460
Views: 94728

Re: IAG to buy Air Europa for €1 billion

Could this also be seen that BA needs, or wants, a better SA partner than AA? Will BA send connections through Spain now instead of MIA?

Wingnut

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by wingnutmn
Tue Oct 22, 2019 1:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 797 FSA as 737 replacement gaining ground.
Replies: 73
Views: 23981

Re: A New 797 Hypothesis? Could this be possible?

This could work if Boeing designs the plane with the intention of using current generation GTF engines, but also build the plane with the knowledge of a NEO coming out shortly after EIS. This is a 6-8 year project and from reading other posts, engine technology is still 10-15 years out for the next ...

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by wingnutmn
Sun Jun 02, 2019 5:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pratt & Whitney reduces life limits for A220, E190/E195-E2 engines
Replies: 30
Views: 8597

Re: Pratt & Whitney reduces life limits for A220, E190/E195-E2 engines

DocLightning wrote:
lightsaber wrote:
This is about a $180,000 part having to be replaced early.


How much is the engine itself worth?


Around $8-10 million. Cheaper if you know someone on the inside.

Wingnut

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by wingnutmn
Sun May 12, 2019 11:37 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: T-tail pitch trim question
Replies: 5
Views: 2231

Re: T-tail pitch trim question

When you add thrust from a tail mounted engine, the tail wants to rise, and push your nose down. Therefore in high power settings, you need more tail down force to counteract this pitching moment. Its physics!

Wingnut

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by wingnutmn
Wed Apr 03, 2019 2:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Icelandair sells 625 million new shares to PAR Capital management
Replies: 5
Views: 1219

Re: Icelandair sells 625 million new shares to PAR Capital management

So they bought shares at $0.077/share price? Quite the fire sale! Wingnut That price is not a fire sale, it’s basically the market price right now. Icelandic stocks are priced in Icelandic crowns that are denominated like cents, so most stocks are actually penny stocks. However, it doesn’t have the...

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by wingnutmn
Wed Apr 03, 2019 12:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Icelandair sells 625 million new shares to PAR Capital management
Replies: 5
Views: 1219

Re: Icelandair sells 625 million new shares to PAR Capital management

So they bought shares at $0.077/share price? Quite the fire sale!

Wingnut

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by wingnutmn
Tue Mar 26, 2019 5:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Paris Airshow 2019, Will Airbus move? A321XLR, A322 launching customers..
Replies: 81
Views: 18959

Re: Paris Airshow 2019, Will Airbus move? A321XLR, A322 launching customers..

without a rewing, this is imo putting lipstick on a pig. without a new wing, i dont think that this will be all that competitive with the 797. this will capture a decent portion of the upper nb market, but is that enough to stop the 797? imo its not That is probably the biggest question from Boeing...

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by wingnutmn
Thu Mar 21, 2019 3:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is it time for Cockpit Video to aid in crash investigation?
Replies: 126
Views: 10448

Re: Is it time for Cockpit Video to aid in crash investigation?

Again, the data would only be looked at if needed to aid in the investigation and would not be released to the public. It would be especially difficult for the family of the pilots. It could be of tremendous help with the Atlas Air investigation and with Egypt Air flight 804 https://en.wikipedia.or...

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by wingnutmn
Thu Mar 21, 2019 1:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is it time for Cockpit Video to aid in crash investigation?
Replies: 126
Views: 10448

Re: Is it time for Cockpit Video to aid in crash investigation?

That will mean making live videos of people burning and exploding. Again, the data would only be looked at if needed to aid in the investigation and would not be released to the public. It would be especially difficult for the family of the pilots. It could be of tremendous help with the Atlas Air ...

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by wingnutmn
Sun Feb 10, 2019 2:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Video of BA 787 attempting rough landing at LHR before going around
Replies: 48
Views: 13541

Re: Video of BA 787-9 attempting rough landing at LHR before going around

The surprising thing was how long they kept the gear down. Well after positive climb acheived. In addition to the great explanations about this already posted; I would add that go-arounds are completely normal and planned for/briefed/discussed on every approach. Go-arounds are common in the broad s...

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by wingnutmn
Mon Aug 27, 2018 2:53 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Longest CRJ2 routes
Replies: 91
Views: 11339

Re: Longest CRJ2 routes

My personal longest was PWM-MSP when I flew the plane at Mesaba. 1136 miles!

Wingnut

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by wingnutmn
Fri Jul 13, 2018 5:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta vs. Boeing
Replies: 51
Views: 8770

Re: Delta vs. Boeing

Also, to go along with some previous comments, DL oders planes when they bennefit DL completely. A huge part of that is tech ops. DL ordered A220's and announced a huge engine maintenance contract too. Those A321 NEO's also have a contract on MX. RR on their new widebodies? Yep! So, if Boeing wants ...

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by wingnutmn
Wed Jun 13, 2018 12:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL announces MSP - ICN
Replies: 168
Views: 22787

Re: RUMOR: DL to Announce MSP - ICN

janders wrote:
Good, they should take the opportunity to end MSP-HND at the same time. They only average low 70% LF for 2017.


70% LF is making money if Cargo and Business are full!

Wingnut

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by wingnutmn
Mon Apr 16, 2018 8:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest flight 3461 April 15: "Passengers Cry, Scream in Southwest Airlines Landing"
Replies: 76
Views: 14616

Re: "Passengers Cry, Scream in Southwest Airlines Landing"

As an airline pilot, I can assure you that pilots don't willfully fly into a situation that they don't have an out from. Moderate chop to me and the industry may feel like severe turbulance to a not frequent flyer. Just because it is red on the map, doesn't mean it is a severe thunderstorm. At the e...

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by wingnutmn
Sat Apr 14, 2018 1:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Minneapolis air service discussion - 2018
Replies: 109
Views: 9600

Re: Minneapolis Air Service Discussion

Lightningzap- No! No Cseries base for MSP. Firat base will be NYC, then LAX. MSP may get a 717 base when the Cseries is fully up and running in LAX.

Wingnut

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by wingnutmn
Tue Feb 20, 2018 4:38 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: MD80 repeating sound in cockpit during landing.
Replies: 9
Views: 1659

Re: MD80 repeating sound in cockpit during landing.

When the stabilizer trim runs for more than 3 seconds, that is the sound it makes to alert the pilots the trim is running,

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by wingnutmn
Thu Dec 14, 2017 4:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta orders 100 P&W powered A321neo aircraft, plus 100 options
Replies: 377
Views: 87908

Re: CNN: Delta to order 100+ Airbus A321neo Aircraft

If anyone thinks for a minute that Delta's Board of Directors would allow Ed and company to pay more in the long run, tens of billions of dollars, shareholder's money, to have a pissing match with Boeing, then there is a lot of naivety around here. Correct, but paying more per airframe but getting ...

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by wingnutmn
Tue Dec 12, 2017 6:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: what transatlantic markets could the 797/MOM open up?
Replies: 113
Views: 17597

Re: what transatlantic markets could the 797/MOM open up?

I say no new markets that aren't already being flone. All it will do is replace an older generation aircraft and fly the routes more efficiently. For example, DL will not fly from RDU-BCN because it has a new plane. It will fly to CDG and use less gas, or more importantly, carry more cargo, and the ...

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by wingnutmn
Wed Dec 06, 2017 2:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta and Westjet agree to form US-Canada JV
Replies: 153
Views: 24287

Re: Delta and Westjet agree to form US-Canada JV

My question is this: How much money is DL going to infuse into Westjet for a non voting stake in the company? I could see an easy $250-400M for say 20-30%? History has proven that DL likes to own a percentage of their JV partners.

Wingnut

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by wingnutmn
Thu Sep 21, 2017 1:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Azul to add 5 A330neo aircraft, reveals lease cost
Replies: 43
Views: 11901

Re: Azul to add 5 A330neo aircraft, reveals lease cost

So, figure 2 flights a day at 298 seats divided by 30 days, that's only around $44 a ticket going to lease costs one way. Not bad.

Wingnut

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by wingnutmn
Thu Jul 13, 2017 8:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta posts Q2 2017 profit $1.85 Billion USD
Replies: 66
Views: 11888

Re: Delta posts Q2 2017 profit $1.85 Billion USD

Has anyone seen a confirmation of how much the April meltdown cost DL? Original estimates were in the $100-150M range, but was hoping they would disclose it as a special write off.

Wingnut

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by wingnutmn
Wed Jul 05, 2017 11:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is Sun Country in a league of its own?
Replies: 97
Views: 19424

Re: Is Sun Country in a league of its own?

Although I have never flown them, everyone I know who has, loves them. They offer very competitive first class fares compared to their competitors. They also make use of a "partnership" with Transavia and Tuifly/Thomson, which are charter carriers where they "borrow" their aircr...

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by wingnutmn
Mon Jul 03, 2017 3:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Skywest CRJ-700 engine fire @DEN
Replies: 20
Views: 8297

Re: Skywest CRJ-700 engine fire @DEN

Looking at the photo, the bottom of the engine nacelle is pretty scorched,or burned through. That looks like a fuel pool fire, but it doesn't make sense to have it after landing, unless there was a leak and yhe engine was already shutdown. That engine is definitely toast.

Wingnut

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by wingnutmn
Fri Mar 10, 2017 9:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aviation Week: Embraer, Bombardier Delay Larger RJ's, Don't Expect Scope Relief
Replies: 63
Views: 6996

Re: Aviation Week: Embraer, Bombardier Delay Larger RJ's, Don't Expect Scope Relief

Scope clauses have nothing to do with a communities service. If a community can't fill a 50 seat jet or barely fills it, a 70 seat jet is not going to help the situation. That efficiency gain by spreading the coast out over more seats is only realized if the seats are filled. A 70 seater with 50 pe...

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by wingnutmn
Fri Mar 03, 2017 2:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL to Withdraw M88 from LGA Due to Noise
Replies: 54
Views: 10575

Re: DL to Withdraw M88 from LGA Due to Noise

Someone who is knowledgeable explain to me why they can all fly RNAVs SIDs at Atlanta but not at LGA. Admittedly I don't know on board equipment well enough but I'd love to know. This has nothing to do with the RNAV arrivals. It has to do with the RNAV approaches. LGA is decomishining the ILS/LOC 1...

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by wingnutmn
Sun Jan 08, 2017 3:36 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: If airlines started to listen to A-netter?
Replies: 46
Views: 2978

Re: If airlines started to listen to A-netter?

Every small airport in the US would be serviced by 747's. Every medium sized airport would have both 787 and A380 service to every foreign hub on earth. Oh, and MSP would have Jetblue!

Wingnut

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by wingnutmn
Sat Dec 24, 2016 1:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta off taxiway in ATW
Replies: 51
Views: 10827

Delta off taxiway in ATW

MN Vikings team charter having some troubles.

Can't get the official MN vikings team twitter to attach, but they tweeted they are all Ok after exiting a taxiway in GRB.

Wingnut MN

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by wingnutmn
Tue Sep 06, 2016 5:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CRJ900 Performance?
Replies: 12
Views: 5157

Re: CRJ900 Performance?

Comparing a crj900 to an MD80 is like comparing a sports car to a school bus. CRJ's are much more responsive at the yoke. Md80's require much greater inputs to get into and out of a turn. But until the autopilot is turned on, you are at the mercy of the pilot flying's skills. That variable can make ...

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by wingnutmn
Sun May 01, 2016 2:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Damaged Aircraft In AUS
Replies: 34
Views: 11666

RE: Damaged Aircraft In AUS

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/SPREE34" class="quote" target="_blank">SPREE34</a> (<a href="#16" class="quote">Reply 16</a>):<br/><i>Sarcasm, right? </i></font></td></tr></tab...

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by wingnutmn
Sat Apr 30, 2016 7:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Damaged Aircraft In AUS
Replies: 34
Views: 11666

RE: Damaged Aircraft In AUS

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/dfwjim1" class="quote" target="_blank">dfwjim1</a> (<a href="#7" class="quote">Reply 7</a>):<br/><i>Why weren't the aircraft just flown out of <...

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by wingnutmn
Thu Jan 14, 2016 4:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL Threatens To Drop MSP-NRT
Replies: 108
Views: 22520

RE: DL Threatens To Drop MSP-NRT

If <acronym title="Delta Air Lines (USA)">DL</acronym> were to walk on <acronym title="Minneapolis / St. Paul - International / Wold-Chamberlain Field (MSP / KMSP), USA - Minnesota">MSP</acronym>-<acronym title="Tokyo - Narita International (New Tokyo) (NRT / RJAA), Japan">NRT</acronym>, who is to s...

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by wingnutmn
Mon Dec 21, 2015 3:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Longest Scheduled 747F & 777F Cargo Flights
Replies: 37
Views: 14987

RE: Longest Scheduled 747F & 777F Cargo Flights

FDX 77L, MEM-DXB is 6697nm

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by wingnutmn
Sat Nov 21, 2015 8:52 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why no DL 77Ls on the SEA-HKG route?
Replies: 32
Views: 11078

Why no DL 77Ls on the SEA-HKG route?

Remember, the weight restrictions are for passengers. Most likely due to more profitable cargo being shipped instead. I can almost gauruntee that the route is profitable for Delta as it is flown today.

Wingnut

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by wingnutmn
Sat Oct 03, 2015 7:55 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Taking Off In Heavy Rain
Replies: 6
Views: 6228

RE: Taking Off In Heavy Rain

Yes, it will takeoff if the plane can land at the airport. The modern jet engine can injest ungodly amounts of water and continue to run. Visibility and convection are the 2 things that could cause a problem for the departure.

Wingnut

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by wingnutmn
Sun Aug 09, 2015 2:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL1889 BOS-SLC 8/7 Diverts To DEN-Hail Damage
Replies: 63
Views: 20802

RE: DL1889 BOS-SLC 8/7 Diverts To DEN-Hail Damage

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/A346Dude" class="quote" target="_blank">A346Dude</a> (<a href="#20" class="quote">Reply 20</a>):<br/><i> Who is meterology? </i></font></td></tr...

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by wingnutmn
Sat Jul 11, 2015 1:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL Pilot TA Voted Down
Replies: 115
Views: 17614

RE: DL Pilot TA Voted Down

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/Flighty" class="quote" target="_blank">Flighty</a> (<a href="#53" class="quote">Reply 53</a>):<br/><i>Ok, let's think about the bankruptcies. <a...

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by wingnutmn
Fri Jul 10, 2015 9:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL Pilot TA Voted Down
Replies: 115
Views: 17614

RE: DL Pilot TA Voted Down

This vote will be good for both the pilots and managment. Pilots showed they have a backbone and won't sell out for just a pay increase and worse work rules, and managment now has an understanding of what it will take to get to the 50%+1 for their bottom numbers. Excellent job on the pilots! Wingnut

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by wingnutmn
Tue Jul 07, 2015 4:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas Flight 32
Replies: 72
Views: 16859

RE: Qantas Flight 32

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/LAX772LR" class="quote" target="_blank">LAX772LR</a> (<a href="#49" class="quote">Reply 49</a>):<br/><i> Soooo, in other words: an anecdotal and...

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by wingnutmn
Tue Jul 07, 2015 12:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas Flight 32
Replies: 72
Views: 16859

RE: Qantas Flight 32

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/nikeherc" class="quote" target="_blank">nikeherc</a> (<a href="#37" class="quote">Reply 37</a>):<br/><i>I am really curious; what other opinions...

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by wingnutmn
Mon Jul 06, 2015 3:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas Flight 32
Replies: 72
Views: 16859

RE: Qantas Flight 32

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/Enzo011" class="quote" target="_blank">Enzo011</a> (<a href="#34" class="quote">Reply 34</a>):<br/><i/></font></td></tr></table> The American Me...

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by wingnutmn
Mon Jun 29, 2015 2:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL Returning A 744 To Service?
Replies: 101
Views: 55911

RE: DL Returning A 744 To Service?

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/hilram" class="quote" target="_blank">hilram</a> (<a href="#38" class="quote">Reply 38</a>):<br/><i/></font></td></tr></table> The Captain is pr...

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