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by NWAESC
Thu Sep 24, 2020 12:00 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: POTUS Doesn’t Commit to Peaceful Transition of Power
Replies: 47
Views: 1552

Re: POTUS Doesn’t Commit to Peaceful Transition of Power

He has now said this multiple times.

No one should be surprised at this point. It’s no longer a question of “if” he’ll contest the election or not. Absent anything less than a landslide, bank on it.

Get ready. And vote. Early if you can.

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by NWAESC
Sun Sep 20, 2020 1:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL commits to no furloughs for F/As & ground employees
Replies: 106
Views: 11416

Re: DL commits to no furloughs for F/As & ground employees

Why did the flight attendants accept unpaid leave. No one needed to sit home without pay until October 1st. The flight attendants did what they did out of free will but actually they should have stood pat and got what they deserved full time pay until Oct 1st why shame the pilots for standing up fo...

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by NWAESC
Sun Sep 20, 2020 1:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL commits to no furloughs for F/As & ground employees
Replies: 106
Views: 11416

Re: DL commits to no furloughs for F/As & ground employees

Yes. They are management material. I know all five of them in my station. FAs are not doing any work in the kitchen, here. Only in the tower. They handle close-to-departure catering issues that arise, and prevent actual management from having to step in when FAs are trying to hold departure for cat...

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by NWAESC
Sat Sep 19, 2020 7:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL commits to no furloughs for F/As & ground employees
Replies: 106
Views: 11416

Re: DL commits to no furloughs for F/As & ground employees

-Voluntary monthly SILs Voluntary extended paid leaves offered in 6, 12, 24, 36, 48 or 60-month increments -Voluntary blank lines which would allow a pilot to build their schedule throughout the course of a month What is a SIL? How would a blank line work? Sil special incentive line basically volun...

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by NWAESC
Fri Sep 18, 2020 8:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL commits to no furloughs for F/As & ground employees
Replies: 106
Views: 11416

Re: DL commits to no furloughs for F/As & ground employees

Cactusjuba wrote:
-Voluntary monthly SILs
Voluntary extended paid leaves offered in 6, 12, 24, 36, 48 or 60-month increments

-Voluntary blank lines which would allow a pilot to build their schedule throughout the course of a month


What is a SIL?
How would a blank line work?

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by NWAESC
Fri Sep 18, 2020 3:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL commits to no furloughs for F/As & ground employees
Replies: 106
Views: 11416

Re: DL commits to no furloughs for F/As & ground employees

kiowa wrote:
That is pretty demeaning on Delta's part. When did they put that out?


Spring 2019...

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by NWAESC
Thu Sep 17, 2020 10:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL commits to no furloughs for F/As & ground employees
Replies: 106
Views: 11416

Re: DL commits to no furloughs for F/As & ground employees

We also have an undercurrent of toxic positivity running through our carrier. Neither help right now.

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by NWAESC
Wed Sep 16, 2020 3:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL commits to no furloughs for F/As & ground employees
Replies: 106
Views: 11416

Re: DL commits to no furloughs for F/As & ground employees

cvsirls wrote:
don't think it was on Ebid, I remember there being a link sent to all FAs that allowed them to apply for a position or a schedule change, if they chose to do that.


Copy that & hanks. I don't remember seeing any of them on there either.

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by NWAESC
Wed Sep 16, 2020 11:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL commits to no furloughs for F/As & ground employees
Replies: 106
Views: 11416

Re: DL commits to no furloughs for F/As & ground employees

They were released as a bid, and those that were interested in temporarily trying a different department were awarded that role based on seniority. Were these on a "regular" bid, or as Special Assignment via eBid? Any idea on how senior/junior they went? Same questions for anyone that wen...

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by NWAESC
Wed Sep 16, 2020 9:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL commits to no furloughs for F/As & ground employees
Replies: 106
Views: 11416

Re: DL commits to no furloughs for F/As & ground employees

Before mass furloughs or layoffs, the WARN Act requires employers to notify effected individuals of a potential job loss. Delta only sent 2,558 of these notices to pilots, no other employees. It's been apparent for weeks that come OCT 1, all non-contract Delta front-line workers would still be empl...

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by NWAESC
Wed Sep 16, 2020 12:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL commits to no furloughs for F/As & ground employees
Replies: 106
Views: 11416

Re: DL commits to no furloughs for F/As & ground employees

Flying 1 on/1 off is a separate program from going to catering/Res/etc. I’m not sure what specifically those that are going to the Flight Kitchens will be doing.

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by NWAESC
Tue Sep 15, 2020 11:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL commits to no furloughs for F/As & ground employees
Replies: 106
Views: 11416

Re: DL commits to no furloughs for F/As & ground employees

codc10 wrote:
What created all of these vacancies (catering, res, etc.) where these FAs are being temporarily assigned? Retirements and early-outs?

A little bit of everything, really. Increased workload in Res (plus early outs), insourcing some work, etc.

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by NWAESC
Tue Sep 15, 2020 8:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL commits to no furloughs for F/As & ground employees
Replies: 106
Views: 11416

Re: DL commits to no furloughs for F/As & ground employees

For those that might not know, that 25% cut has been in effect for months now.

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by NWAESC
Tue Sep 15, 2020 7:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL commits to no furloughs for F/As & ground employees
Replies: 106
Views: 11416

Re: DL commits to no furloughs for F/As & ground employees

ordbosewr wrote:
How did DL have the ability to cut hours under CARES?


The CARES Act only mentions wages, not hours worked. Delta kept everyone's base rates at 100%, and just cut their hours. It's semantics/parsing the language, but...

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by NWAESC
Tue Sep 15, 2020 7:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL commits to no furloughs for F/As & ground employees
Replies: 106
Views: 11416

Re: DL commits to no furloughs for F/As & ground employees

Flflyer83 wrote:
Oh, this is going to be interesting... I guess if you shuffle them in to positions they don’t like and they quit, you can still claim that you didn’t furlough any...


Exactly.

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by NWAESC
Tue Sep 15, 2020 7:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL commits to no furloughs for F/As & ground employees
Replies: 106
Views: 11416

Re: DL commits to no furloughs for F/As & ground employees

Anybody have Bastian's memo referenced in the Star-Tribune link? Is there a time frame or other qualification mentioned? It's still marked internal, so I can't cite it, but the article on Delta's News Hub states summer 2021.. EDITED to add this link: https://news.delta.com/how-culture-and-creativit...

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by NWAESC
Tue Sep 15, 2020 7:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL commits to no furloughs for F/As & ground employees
Replies: 106
Views: 11416

Re: DL commits to no furloughs for F/As & ground employees

The article does not mention, are they cutting hours or other types of things that will reduce pay or cost to the company? We have all been working under a 25% cut in hours, and that will continue through (at least) the end of the year. I didn't notice if the article mentioned how many flight atten...

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by NWAESC
Tue Sep 15, 2020 6:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL commits to no furloughs for F/As & ground employees
Replies: 106
Views: 11416

DL commits to no furloughs for F/As & ground employees

https://www.startribune.com/delta-won-t-furlough-flight-attendants-ground-workers/572417442/ From the article: "More than 40,000 employees from across work groups took voluntarily, unpaid leaves of absence over the past several months and about 17,000 employees — or about 20% of its workforce ...

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by NWAESC
Mon Sep 14, 2020 3:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL/NW Merger....12 Years Later
Replies: 120
Views: 15193

Re: DL/NW Merger....12 Years Later

I think was at least one reason why we all got new clock numbers... Richard was all-in on the idea of having new clock numbers so no one could tell who was PMDL or PMNW. Yep. I'm not sure how much animosity it avoided,though. Everyone still introduced themselves as "PMxx." Also pretty eas...

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by NWAESC
Mon Sep 14, 2020 2:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL puts up SkyMiles as collateral for loan facility
Replies: 37
Views: 4372

Re: DL puts up SkyMiles as collateral for loan facility

Employee retention obligations were part of the CARES Act (mostly grant) provisions of the Payroll Support Program, not the broader pool of business loans, if I'm reading sections 4111-4120 of the Act correctly. https://www.congress.gov/116/plaws/publ136/PLAW-116publ136.pdf I believe you're reading...

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by NWAESC
Mon Sep 14, 2020 1:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL puts up SkyMiles as collateral for loan facility
Replies: 37
Views: 4372

Re: DL puts up SkyMiles as collateral for loan facility

Also from the page MIFlyer12 mentions (bold text is my doing): "The CARES Act also provides for up to $25 billion in secured loans to the airline industry. While Delta is eligible and entered into a non-binding letter of intent to the U.S. Department of the Treasury for $4.6 billion under the l...

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by NWAESC
Mon Sep 14, 2020 1:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL/NW Merger....12 Years Later
Replies: 120
Views: 15193

Re: DL/NW Merger....12 Years Later

I think was at least one reason why we all got new clock numbers...

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by NWAESC
Mon Sep 14, 2020 1:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL puts up SkyMiles as collateral for loan facility
Replies: 37
Views: 4372

Re: DL puts up SkyMiles as collateral for loan facility

...so they don't have to take government cash that includes strings..... like caps on executive compensation and bonuses?


Or retaining employees...or maintaining services in certain markets...

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by NWAESC
Mon Sep 14, 2020 1:26 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Possibly of Everything Closing Down Across Northern Hemisphere in Fall 2020
Replies: 174
Views: 6753

Re: Possibly of Everything Closing Down Across Northern Hemisphere in Fall 2020

The US is in the process of pushing the fall wave of virus. The current weekly counts are higher than the initial wave in March and April. Fatality counts are much lower(Which is good) . I do fear though that the restart of sporting events for kids, and schools is going to fuel a delayed deadly wav...

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by NWAESC
Mon Sep 14, 2020 11:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL puts up SkyMiles as collateral for loan facility
Replies: 37
Views: 4372

Re: DL puts up SkyMiles as collateral for loan facility

Shares are up a little (1.29%) pre-market on the news. Should be interesting to watch today.

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by NWAESC
Mon Sep 14, 2020 11:51 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Michigan public school gives anti-Trump assignment
Replies: 63
Views: 2640

Re: Michigan public school gives anti-Trump assignment

Students are more savvy than we give them credit for; they deserve to know what POTUS is all about. No need to sugarcoat it to "protect" them.

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by NWAESC
Mon Sep 14, 2020 11:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL puts up SkyMiles as collateral for loan facility
Replies: 37
Views: 4372

DL puts up SkyMiles as collateral for loan facility

Delta has announced they are looking to secure a $6.5B loan facility backed by SkyMiles. DL had $19B at the end of Q2. Why put up Skymiles for additional capital right now? Maybe a way to avoid further gov't aid (and any strings attached to that)? https://news.delta.com/delta-air-lines-announces-pro...

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by NWAESC
Sun Sep 13, 2020 9:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL/NW Merger....12 Years Later
Replies: 120
Views: 15193

Re: DL/NW Merger....12 Years Later

Haha, Yep!

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by NWAESC
Sun Sep 13, 2020 9:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL/NW Merger....12 Years Later
Replies: 120
Views: 15193

Re: DL/NW Merger....12 Years Later

If memory serves, it had to be 70 mainline (or Compass) flights/week sustained over 9 mos. to reopen.

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by NWAESC
Sun Sep 13, 2020 9:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL/NW Merger....12 Years Later
Replies: 120
Views: 15193

Re: DL/NW Merger....12 Years Later

Now is the perfect time to bring 4-Hour rule stations back. I agree to a point. It will allow people to retain their jobs. However, I was bitter at times because those employees were basically only working the SAABS and RJs, but still on the pay scale of mainline employees working mainline planes o...

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by NWAESC
Sun Sep 13, 2020 9:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL/NW Merger....12 Years Later
Replies: 120
Views: 15193

Re: DL/NW Merger....12 Years Later

Mainline DC-9 service on routes like MEM-GPT also seemed like overkill, even at that time.


I worked in MEM for a little bit in the late '90's. A lot of those flights carried a lot of mail/freight.

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by NWAESC
Sat Sep 12, 2020 5:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL/NW Merger....12 Years Later
Replies: 120
Views: 15193

Re: DL/NW Merger....12 Years Later

Now is the perfect time to bring 4-Hour rule stations back.

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by NWAESC
Wed Sep 09, 2020 2:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US Airline Booking Trends during COVID-19
Replies: 744
Views: 83165

Re: US Airline Booking Trends during COVID-19

I assume with cities that are experiencing social unrest as Seattle was they aren't exactly attractive to tourist. My brother lives outside of Portland and for years he and his wife would go into town every weekend for dinner. He and his wife (and all his neighbors) refuse to go into the city. Ther...

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by NWAESC
Wed Sep 09, 2020 10:28 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Changing Cities as Workers Like Working from Home
Replies: 51
Views: 2440

Re: Changing Cities as Workers Like Working from Home

Just cashed out in Denver... housing values still booming there, but city has really gone down hill. Moving to Astoria, Oregon and can work from home, And I am within 20 min of ocean and 5 min of Columbia river and house was cheap compared to Denver. Downtown in Astoria is fun. Loved the city, but ...

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by NWAESC
Wed Sep 09, 2020 10:25 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Electoral College - Keep or Kill?
Replies: 70
Views: 2345

Re: The Electoral College - Keep or Kill?

Kill it, and take gerrymandering with it....

One person, one vote.

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by NWAESC
Mon Sep 07, 2020 4:12 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: American Airlines policy allowing BLM pins faces backlash from workers
Replies: 69
Views: 5408

Re: American Airlines policy allowing BLM pins faces backlash from workers

All of this performative outrage is so 2020... People need to take a step back and breathe...

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by NWAESC
Sun Sep 06, 2020 6:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta plans to emerge a "smaller" carrier
Replies: 2164
Views: 380904

Re: Delta plans to emerge a "smaller" carrier

AA says their FAs and Pilots have lower Covid infection rates than the general population. I imagine it would be similar at all the airlines. I will say that I’ve seen a lot of non-mask wearing in the cockpit. DL has said the same for it's workforce as a whole, but I haven't seen any workgroup-spec...

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by NWAESC
Sun Sep 06, 2020 6:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta plans to emerge a "smaller" carrier
Replies: 2164
Views: 380904

Re: Delta plans to emerge a "smaller" carrier

^Nailed it^

Thanks also for the Flight Ops reference. I’ll check it out when I go back in.

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by NWAESC
Sun Sep 06, 2020 3:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta plans to emerge a "smaller" carrier
Replies: 2164
Views: 380904

Re: Delta plans to emerge a "smaller" carrier

DL747400 wrote:
Are you able to post your source for this information? Not doubting, I just would like to understand where that information originated.


I’m curious myself. Maybe it’s something as simple as a proximity issue?

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by NWAESC
Sun Sep 06, 2020 1:24 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What are Your Favorite Albums?
Replies: 45
Views: 1130

Re: What are Your Favorite Albums?

Some excellent lists above - impressed with the tastes here. Some of mine, also dating to my upbringing on early 90s MTV and the bargain bins at Amoeba Records: Talking Heads - Speaking in Tongues The Cure - Pornography The Stranglers - Rattus Norvegicus Nirvana - Incesticide Siouxsie and the Bansh...

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by NWAESC
Sat Sep 05, 2020 9:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta plans to emerge a "smaller" carrier
Replies: 2164
Views: 380904

Re: Delta plans to emerge a "smaller" carrier

B757Forever wrote:

On the call-in show two weeks ago, we were told no furloughs for scale TechOps employees.


We haven't heard anything in ACS. Lots of vague "furloughs are a last resort!" type stuff, but nothing concrete like IFS and TechOps.

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by NWAESC
Sat Sep 05, 2020 7:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US Airways B1900 from CLT
Replies: 49
Views: 6470

Re: US Airways B1900 from CLT

-Skyway (flew on behalf of Midwest Express)/Superior (formed from Mesa’s Skyway assets after Midwest Express ended relationship with Mesa and took over Skyway) Desert Sun was the AWE F70 operator for about a year before Mesa got CR2's. They didn't fly props. The rest flew B1900's with a few J31's a...

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by NWAESC
Thu Sep 03, 2020 9:24 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Star Wars episodes viewing order?
Replies: 40
Views: 1218

Re: Star Wars episodes viewing order?

Star Wars
Empire
Jedi

The end.

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by NWAESC
Wed Sep 02, 2020 6:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US Airways B1900 from CLT
Replies: 49
Views: 6470

Re: US Airways B1900 from CLT

I know. I worked there. They flew PHX- DSM and PHX- FAT (or maybe BFL?).

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by NWAESC
Wed Sep 02, 2020 6:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nashville Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 995
Views: 98975

Re: Nashville Aviation Thread - 2020

Does anyone know how SY's BNA-MSN flights did?

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by NWAESC
Wed Sep 02, 2020 6:16 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What are Your Favorite Albums?
Replies: 45
Views: 1130

Re: What are Your Favorite Albums?

Dahlgardo wrote:
49ers - 49ers


Italian House is an underrated genre.

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by NWAESC
Wed Sep 02, 2020 6:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL/NW Merger....12 Years Later
Replies: 120
Views: 15193

Re: DL/NW Merger....12 Years Later

Simple Flying may as well be citing a 4th grade history textbook on the Spanish-American War: really, it adds nothing new to understanding. It seldom does. They're not informing you - they're monetizing your page views. Don't be used. This definitely screamed "content marketing creation" ...

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by NWAESC
Wed Sep 02, 2020 11:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US Airways B1900 from CLT
Replies: 49
Views: 6470

Re: US Airways B1900 from CLT

And I think that was Florida Gulf at the time- Mesa had a handful of 1900 operators and mushed them all into Air Midwest I think (Liberty Express is another USX operator that YV owned..) Mesa had a bunch of carriers operating under the same umbrella. Air Midwest Florida Gulf Liberty WestAir Mesa De...

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by NWAESC
Tue Sep 01, 2020 5:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta plans to emerge a "smaller" carrier
Replies: 2164
Views: 380904

Re: Delta plans to emerge a "smaller" carrier

Never imagined it would be this kind of change though.


This last 7 mos. has been one helluva roller coaster. PS day seems like it was 10 years ago.

Best of luck to you in whatever adventure is coming next!

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by NWAESC
Tue Sep 01, 2020 3:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL/NW Merger....12 Years Later
Replies: 120
Views: 15193

Re: DL/NW Merger....12 Years Later

I love it when someone on airliners who is usually named “Fly(smallstation)” gets upset because their grandfather/father/etc/whatever worked for/lived in/saw Ferris pass out at 31 flavors at/etc/whatever and is mad because the ERJ/CRJ/Metro/Brasilia/wherever flying out of their burg/city/town/whate...

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