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by RDUDDJI
Fri Jul 24, 2020 2:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM slap on the wrist for discrimination
Replies: 31
Views: 5395

Re: KLM slab on the risk for discrimination

Sit where you are assigned. If the man cannot sit next to a woman and it wasn't voluntarily accommodated, he is the one coming up with new demands and should leave the plane. I totally agree with that. If person A has a problem onboard with person B next to them because of something person B cannot...

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by RDUDDJI
Tue Jul 07, 2020 2:11 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Frankfurt airport: what happened to it on Google Maps?
Replies: 38
Views: 5660

Re: Frankfurt airport: what happened to it on Google Maps?

They removed planes from many airports (incl little ole RDU) many years ago. There were some threads about that at the time. Not sure we ever determined exactly why.

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by RDUDDJI
Thu Jul 02, 2020 11:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada Cutting 30 Domestic Routes, 8 Stations
Replies: 77
Views: 14038

Re: Air Canada Cutting 30 Domestic Routes, 8 Stations

Actually, if we take AC’s own estimates, it was burning through 22 million a day in March. I realize AC isn't as large as any of the US3, but for example DL were quoted as burning rates of 100mil/day. I assumed AC would be a bit lower (maybe half), but not 22% of DLs costs. Frankly I'm impressed th...

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by RDUDDJI
Thu Jul 02, 2020 5:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - July 2020
Replies: 93
Views: 8284

Re: AA pilot union wants US govt to purchase seats to maintain seating caps

That's quite possibly the dumbest proposal I've ever seen. Had to make sure it wasn't April 1st. If AA wants to block middle seats, then just do it. AA's already been given bailout money, and there's possibly more coming. They can use it however they like. They can pay themselves for each middle sea...

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by RDUDDJI
Thu Jul 02, 2020 5:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada Cutting 30 Domestic Routes, 8 Stations
Replies: 77
Views: 14038

Re: Air Canada Cutting 30 Domestic Routes, 8 Stations

- As for the consequences to shareholders, that is not a Government concern. They did not force anyone to invest in AC. They did not force AC to spend $800 million in share buybacks over the past few years, instead of banking it in a rainy day fund. One can still divest at well above $0. I'll state...

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by RDUDDJI
Wed Jul 01, 2020 7:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Revisiting MH370
Replies: 180
Views: 22189

Re: Revisiting MH370

I love the fire theory. So there was a fire that was bad enough to incapacitate/kill the crew quickly enough that they couldn't even report it or attempt an emergency landing, but yet the airplane was able to continue flying for 7 hours... Sure, and 5G towers spread Covid...

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by RDUDDJI
Wed Jun 17, 2020 6:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA monetizing frequent flyer program for $5B liquidity
Replies: 37
Views: 6086

Re: UA monetizing frequent flyer program for $5B liquidity

IOW, I still fail to see how FF programs can be thought to have value as an entity independent of the airline it's attached to. It's so attached to the hip of its parent airline, that any notion that it's some arms-length independent entity capable of generating its own profit and loss and charting...

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by RDUDDJI
Sat Jun 13, 2020 7:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA and Reno Air vs. AA and Midway Airlines
Replies: 29
Views: 3667

Re: AA and Reno Air vs. AA and Midway Airlines

Why did AA not buy JI and it did by QQ? Could be many reasons, but I think timing was probably the biggest issue. AA had the QQ acquisition in 99 and the TW one right after that in 01. Then there was 9/11. The other one is fleet. The 737 and 73G's may have fit well into AA's fleet and possibly the ...

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by RDUDDJI
Sat Jun 13, 2020 7:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA and Reno Air vs. AA and Midway Airlines
Replies: 29
Views: 3667

Re: AA and Reno Air vs. AA and Midway Airlines

I flew Midway on EWR-RDU-MCO in 2001 out of the AA gates at EWR on a CRJ connecting to a 73G to MCO out of RDU. Oddly enough, Midway seemed like an LCC for AA as they used their former RDU hub concourse and even the seats were blue leather (almost the same seats as on the AA S80s at the time which ...

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by RDUDDJI
Fri Jun 12, 2020 7:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First electrical airplane in the world certified !
Replies: 53
Views: 7032

Re: First electrical airplane in the world certified !

It really is a milestone to see an electric airplane carrying pax. This would have seemed impossible not so long ago. "The power is delivered by 345 VDC electric system built around a liquid-cooled in-house developed high performance battery system, which includes two Pipistrel PB345V124E-L bat...

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by RDUDDJI
Fri Jun 12, 2020 6:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA and Reno Air vs. AA and Midway Airlines
Replies: 29
Views: 3667

Re: AA and QQ vs. AA and JI

By the time JI was quite large at RDU (late 1990s), AA had already abandoned their North/South connecting hub strategy for the East Coast. IIRC, the RDU hub was already drawn down by 1994/1995. I think JI reached its peak around 1999/2000 when they acquired 73Gs for RDU-West Coast routes. That's pr...

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by RDUDDJI
Thu Jun 11, 2020 7:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: Richard Anderson to replace Doug Parker at AA
Replies: 101
Views: 19282

Re: Rumor: Richa,rd Anderson to replace Doug Parker at AA

Richard Anderson would only go to AA if he could take C.E. Woolman's desk. :D What? Outside of DFW and CLT, AA has a terrible network. If you include MIA with DFW and CLT, then I'd tend to agree. They have a decent network at LAX, but I wouldn't say it's significantly better than their many competi...

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by RDUDDJI
Thu Jun 11, 2020 1:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: Richard Anderson to replace Doug Parker at AA
Replies: 101
Views: 19282

Re: Rumor: Richa,rd Anderson to replace Doug Parker at AA

Richard Anderson would only go to AA if he could take C.E. Woolman's desk. :D What? Outside of DFW and CLT, AA has a terrible network. If you include MIA with DFW and CLT, then I'd tend to agree. They have a decent network at LAX, but I wouldn't say it's significantly better than their many competit...

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by RDUDDJI
Mon Jun 01, 2020 4:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United announces Voluntary Separation Program
Replies: 55
Views: 14135

Re: United announces Voluntary Separation Program

Pass travel really isn't what it used to be. Before all this meltdown it was pretty tough to get on an airplane for pass travel. Loads were just too high system wide. Giving away the right to sit at the airport and watch full flights leave does not cost the airline anything. Remember all those 30,0...

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by RDUDDJI
Tue May 26, 2020 4:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Network Thread - 2020
Replies: 1461
Views: 208991

Re: American Airlines Network Thread - 2020

Agreed, the 77W seems like way too much plane for RDU-LHR, even with the historical performance of the route and the corporate contracts aligned to it, but it could be a way to increase cargo capacity between two biotech hubs for a time. It definitely won't be for cargo. The cargo could very easily...

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by RDUDDJI
Tue May 26, 2020 1:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Pays $62m to Cancel purchase of 4 used A350s from LATAM
Replies: 105
Views: 19720

Re: Delta Pays $62m to Cancel A350 Purchase from LATAM

sxf24 wrote:
Great companies always honor their obligations! Promises made, promises kept.


Yup and that's why DL paid the cancellation fee that was in the contract!

Although I suspect that doesn't help your narrative.

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by RDUDDJI
Tue May 26, 2020 1:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Network Thread - 2020
Replies: 1461
Views: 208991

Re: American Airlines Network Thread - 2020

Agreed, the 77W seems like way too much plane for RDU-LHR, even with the historical performance of the route and the corporate contracts aligned to it, but it could be a way to increase cargo capacity between two biotech hubs for a time. It definitely won't be for cargo. The cargo could very easily...

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by RDUDDJI
Mon May 25, 2020 11:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Network Thread - 2020
Replies: 1461
Views: 208991

Re: American Airlines Network Thread - 2020

There have to be corporate contracts there...like GlaxoSmithKline and AstraZeneca, both of which have major R&D centers in the Research Triangle. Cisco may also have a corporate contract there with UA (which is why SFO-RDU exists as a real route)...but definitely GSK on RDU-LHR. That said, the ...

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by RDUDDJI
Thu Apr 16, 2020 1:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A taxiway at Chateauroux Airport gave in due to the weight of a British Airways Airbus A380
Replies: 36
Views: 13991

Re: A taxiway at Chateauroux Airport gave in due to the weight of a British Airways Airbus A380

Actually someone who writes for Sam Cui looked at a tweet of photos from "various sources" tweeted by "airline_kitty". Hooray for modern journalism! This. Except I would put "journalism" in quotes. :) I love how "airline_kitty" put a bunch of "Images fro...

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by RDUDDJI
Wed Apr 08, 2020 4:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Lufthansa flights to Seattle and San Diego
Replies: 21
Views: 6229

Re: New Lufthansa flights to Seattle and San Diego

In the midst of the (entirely preventable) coronavirus pandemic. ?! How exactly is a novel virus that, by definition, hasn't been seen before "preventable"? It was definitely not preventable. Healthcare is my field. The vectors for influenza are avian, human, and swine. The virus mutates ...

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by RDUDDJI
Wed Apr 08, 2020 1:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Raleigh/Durham Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 66
Views: 9648

Re: Raleigh/Durham Aviation Thread - 2020

So no planes being parked at RDU? RDU doesn't have a ton of ramp space with the construction going on (especially on the West Side). That being said I saw a few DLC CR9s over by the fuel farm (SW) end of T1 the other day. That and the GH TWY are really the only places I can think of to store airpla...

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by RDUDDJI
Tue Apr 07, 2020 5:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Lufthansa flights to Seattle and San Diego
Replies: 21
Views: 6229

Re: New Lufthansa flights to Seattle and San Diego

asr0dzjq wrote:
In the midst of the (entirely preventable) coronavirus pandemic.


?! How exactly is a novel virus that, by definition, hasn't been seen before "preventable"?

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by RDUDDJI
Fri Apr 03, 2020 7:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Patriots 767-300 Flies N95 Masks from China to U.S.
Replies: 53
Views: 6183

Re: Patriots 767-300 Flies N95 Masks from China to U.S.

I had the same thought. I think it's OK to presume the Patriots ownership wanted to use their own plane for the publicity. It also may have helped get the flight approved quicker because it's good optics from the Chinese side to be seen helping out the Americans who can't seem to make their own stu...

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by RDUDDJI
Fri Apr 03, 2020 7:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Patriots 767-300 Flies N95 Masks from China to U.S.
Replies: 53
Views: 6183

Re: Patriots 767-300 Flies N95 Masks from China to U.S.

There aren’t any cargo planes sitting around right now, and if they are they’re spoken for. Demand out of China right now is surging and everybody else is already flying medical supplies or their normal routes. I wasn't suggesting they buy an airplane, I was suggesting they contract a cargo carrier...

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by RDUDDJI
Fri Apr 03, 2020 12:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Patriots 767-300 Flies N95 Masks from China to U.S.
Replies: 53
Views: 6183

Re: Patriots 767-300 Flies N95 Masks from China to U.S.

I think we all appreciate this gesture, regardless of our opinion of the Patriots organization. That being said, it would have been far more efficient for them to contract a cargo carrier to do this run, especially if they had to do avionics mods (those alone can cost many tens or hundreds of thousa...

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by RDUDDJI
Tue Mar 31, 2020 7:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 3/29/2020: Meltdown
Replies: 109
Views: 17179

Re: OAG Changes 3/29/2020: Meltdown

I used to really look forward to these threads, but the last few weeks, it's been a bloodbath. It's still interesting to see.

At this point all we can hope for is that it comes back quick when the stay at home orders end.

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by RDUDDJI
Thu Mar 26, 2020 4:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: airlines lose huge marketing "arm"
Replies: 42
Views: 8456

Re: airlines lose huge marketing "arm"

There's going to be lots of industries decimated by the pandemic fallout. Travel/Hospitality will get it especially bad, but I think a lot of it will come back eventually. I (normally) travel almost every week. I think I've only (knowingly) used an third party booking site only a half dozen or so ti...

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by RDUDDJI
Wed Mar 25, 2020 8:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta LAX hangar foam discharged accident
Replies: 38
Views: 19478

Re: Delta LAX hangar foam discharged accident

We all know that DL MTC was having a foam party rave and it just got too cray... :D What is it about the retardant foam that makes it so corrosive/damaging to planes? Can't answer that question, but many years ago when I worked on the ramp for UA at IAD, we had a 777 Captain retirement water cannon ...

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by RDUDDJI
Wed Mar 25, 2020 8:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta LAX hangar foam discharged accident
Replies: 38
Views: 19478

Re: Delta LAX hanger foam discharged accident

B-787 wrote:
Aircraft was backed into the hangar with APU on which triggered the fire suppression system in the hangar.


Wouldn't you have to have the APU on to brakeride it?

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by RDUDDJI
Mon Mar 23, 2020 3:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 3/22/2020
Replies: 87
Views: 14863

Re: OAG Changes 3/22/2020: APOCALYPSE

My immediate inclination is that, given RDU & ATL's proximity, they are going to drive as many connections through ATL as possible. Although given many of the RDU routes are on CR2s & CR7s, I'd imagine they'd lose a significant amount of money on some of the suspended routes, operating 2 fl...

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by RDUDDJI
Mon Mar 23, 2020 2:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US ATC Impacts from Coronavirus Thread
Replies: 97
Views: 16873

Re: US ATC Impacts from Coronavirus Thread

Why is LAS and MDW ATC still closed? It seems like they’ve had enough time to sanitize the facility. 14 day quarantine for those affected My wife works for an OB/GYN and they're on an A/B rotation. A works one week, B works the next. Never mix the A and Bs on the same shift. That way if someone on ...

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by RDUDDJI
Thu Mar 19, 2020 8:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Compass Airlines Shutting Down
Replies: 59
Views: 12636

Re: Compass Airlines Shutting Down

The certificate started as Atlantic Coast Airlines which morphed into Independence Air and was then bought by Northwest to create Compass. It totally could continue on to another airline, but maybe Breeze needs the excuse to slow down right now anyways and waiting on government approval could be a ...

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by RDUDDJI
Thu Mar 12, 2020 6:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Speculation: American Airlines might file bankruptcy again
Replies: 310
Views: 64186

Re: American Airlines might file bankruptcy again

There is nowhere I can find evidence to suggest that [ The median age of those who have died in Italy is 80 ]. Please kindly post your source of this statement. I saw it on the news (Bloomberg specifically), but the article below is on the first page of Google hits for: "Age dead coronavirus I...

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by RDUDDJI
Thu Mar 12, 2020 4:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Speculation: American Airlines might file bankruptcy again
Replies: 310
Views: 64186

Re: American Airlines might file bankruptcy again

Where do get this funny idea from? Estimates by scientists are that up to 60-70 per cent of the population will get infected over time. Two people have said that is a worst case. And they clearly qualified that by saying: "If nothing is done to contain it". You (conveniently) left that la...

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by RDUDDJI
Thu Mar 12, 2020 3:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Speculation: American Airlines might file bankruptcy again
Replies: 310
Views: 64186

Re: American Airlines might file bankruptcy again

Where do get this funny idea from? Estimates by scientists are that up to 60-70 per cent of the population will get infected over time. Two people have said that is a worst case. And they clearly qualified that by saying: "If nothing is done to contain it". You (conveniently) left that la...

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by RDUDDJI
Thu Mar 12, 2020 2:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Speculation: American Airlines might file bankruptcy again
Replies: 310
Views: 64186

Re: American Airlines might file bankruptcy again

The alternative is to let 5% of the population die. Don't be ridiculous. The mortality rate so far is around 3%, but that's only 3% of confirmed* infected. By that logic even if every human on Earth were infected, it would still not get to 5%. *The amount of infected is likely many times higher tha...

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by RDUDDJI
Thu Mar 12, 2020 1:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Speculation: American Airlines might file bankruptcy again
Replies: 310
Views: 64186

Re: American Airlines might file bankruptcy again

The alternative is to let 5% of the population die. Don't be ridiculous. The mortality rate so far is around 3%, but that's only 3% of confirmed* infected. By that logic even if every human on Earth were infected, it would still not get to 5%. *The amount of infected is likely many times higher tha...

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by RDUDDJI
Sat Mar 07, 2020 10:20 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 6 years since MH370: Time for Malaysia to finally admit the truth?
Replies: 63
Views: 8355

Re: 6 years since MH370: Time for Malaysia to finally admit the truth?

Diego Garcia then chopped up. But were the USA forces on Diego Garcia part of the conspiracy, in your view? And why? The Brits would also have to be in on it-- it's their Island. The Filipino contractors would also have to be in on it- they work there. There are others who would have to be in on it...

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by RDUDDJI
Thu Mar 05, 2020 3:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Raleigh/Durham Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 66
Views: 9648

Re: Raleigh/Durham Aviation Thread - 2020

Pretty quiet on this board. What’s new? Are the T1 gate opening still on schedule for April? Not much as far as new service. When does the runway renovations restart? Would be good to work on those infrastructure improvements now. With airlines starting to cut significant parts of their schedules d...

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by RDUDDJI
Wed Mar 04, 2020 8:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CLT announces record traffic numbers
Replies: 109
Views: 19540

Re: CLT announces record traffic numbers

Kudos to CLT for hitting 50mil. That's an impressive milestone.

As far as hitting a record, well almost every passenger airport (at least in the U.S.) reported record numbers last year, and the year before that, and the year before that, etc. This year maybe notsomuch.

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by RDUDDJI
Mon Mar 02, 2020 10:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CLT announces record traffic numbers
Replies: 109
Views: 19540

Re: CLT big announcement Tuesday March 3

LCDFlight wrote:
Haha probably CLT-AMS and CLT-CDG by Skyteam, daily.


Hourly A380 service of course. :)

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by RDUDDJI
Mon Mar 02, 2020 10:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CLT announces record traffic numbers
Replies: 109
Views: 19540

Re: CLT big announcement Tuesday March 3

Ishrion wrote:
I'm gonna say it.

LATAM GRU-CLT to attack AA.


That's a good one. Had me in stitches.

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by RDUDDJI
Sat Feb 29, 2020 1:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why does AA start their schedule earlier in the day?
Replies: 75
Views: 12920

Re: Why does AA start their schedule earlier in the day?

Business travelers. They love the first and last flights of the day to maximize productivity. As a bus traveler who's flown about 1900 flights in the last 11 years, I can say that is not always true. I avoid any flight that leaves before 7a and departs after 8p. Good sleep is more important to me, ...

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by RDUDDJI
Tue Feb 25, 2020 6:12 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Kobe Bryant's Widow Sues Over Crash
Replies: 32
Views: 3604

Re: Kobe Bryant's Widow Sues Over Crash

One of those cases where its not really about the plaintiff needing money or wanting it. I dont necessarily say I agree but Its more about doing whatever they (Vanessa) can do to make the other party feel as much pain as her and her family are going through and money is the only lawful and logical ...

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by RDUDDJI
Fri Feb 21, 2020 3:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What types will Delta order/option for delivery in 2023/2024?
Replies: 161
Views: 18261

Re: What types will Delta order/option for delivery in 2023/2024?

Delta is NOT happy with Boeing trying to get a 30% surtax on the CS100 aircraft that they ordered from Bombaier and Delta might just stick with Airbus until Boeing get it's head out of the sand and comes up with a NEW aircraft that exceeds what Airbus has to off at a very good price. :old: DL will ...

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by RDUDDJI
Thu Feb 20, 2020 2:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DOT: Best/Worst U.S. Airports On Time Performance for 2019
Replies: 41
Views: 4413

Re: DOT: Best/Worst U.S. Airports On Time Performance for 2019

SteveXC500 wrote:
90 minute schedule block for a 55 minute flight equals always on-time. Delta


Um, yeah, slow clap...every airline pads.

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by RDUDDJI
Mon Feb 17, 2020 9:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DAL Global Services (DGS) now Unifi
Replies: 29
Views: 8150

Re: DAL Global Services (DGS) now Unifi

Wonder what Ubiquiti thinks of this. They have a whole product line called UniFi...I'd be shocked if they didn't already TM that name.

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by RDUDDJI
Fri Feb 14, 2020 1:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Time for UA to step up?
Replies: 241
Views: 29867

Re: Time for UA to step up?

Nicknuzzii wrote:
With AS joining AA in OneWorld greatly expanding their West Coast connectivity and DL growing in many cities including SEA, BOS, AUS


AUS? DL still only serves its hubs and BOS/RDU from AUS.

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by RDUDDJI
Thu Feb 13, 2020 8:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Passenger repeatedly punches back of reclined seat
Replies: 242
Views: 22308

Re: Passenger repeatedly punches back of reclined seat

This is the state of US news outlets. Just write stories on unconfirmed twitter posts.

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by RDUDDJI
Thu Feb 13, 2020 4:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS to join OneWorld / AA to make SEA an Intl gateway
Replies: 1192
Views: 134189

Re: AA to make SEA an INT hub/new codeshare with AS and LHR and India

SEA-BLR?! AA's management is worse than I thought. Interesting development. I can’t imagine DL being thrilled about this. I wouldn’t be surprised to see them find a slot at LHR to launch RDU-LHR as a response. But congrats to AS/AA! SEA is definitely busting at the seams at the moment waiting for th...

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