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by catiii
Sat Jul 20, 2019 1:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Transporting A Prisoner to Supermax
Replies: 23
Views: 3970

Re: Transporting A Prisoner to Supermax

This should be illegal for the us to into another country and take him away Eeeh??? He was extradited from Mexico to the US. Practically handed over by Mexican authorities to US ones. But maybe the truth doesn't suit your agenda? Exactly. Through an extradition treaty no less ratified by both count...

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by catiii
Wed Jul 17, 2019 1:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Trump to nominate former DL exec as FAA Administrator
Replies: 97
Views: 15494

Re: Trump to nominate former DL exec as FAA Administrator

Someone on another thread asked if “physics” work differently in the US. Was kind of amused by that question actually. Kind of to amused not by who is being nominated here, but who he is being nominated by. The cozy club never ceases to amaze me. I wonder what he thinks about the “CozySuite seat.” ...

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by catiii
Wed Jul 17, 2019 1:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Trump to nominate former DL exec as FAA Administrator
Replies: 97
Views: 15494

Re: Trump to nominate former DL exec as FAA Administrator

bennett123 wrote:
As a former Director of Flight Operations at DL, this doesn’t sound like a contentious appointment.


SVP of Flight Ops.

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by catiii
Wed Jul 17, 2019 1:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Trump to nominate former DL exec as FAA Administrator
Replies: 97
Views: 15494

Re: Trump to nominate former DL exec as FAA Administrator

WN732 wrote:
shankly wrote:


I'm honestly tired of hearing about what Sully thinks.


Amen. Talk about milking your 15 minutes.

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by catiii
Tue Jul 16, 2019 5:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA diversion to Yuma
Replies: 27
Views: 4460

Re: AA diversion to Yuma

MO11 wrote:
Scarebus34 wrote:
Slip through what cracks? We don’t need a thread on every diversion.


Very true...but a little more interesting when one goes off line. I was surprised that there were stairs that could handle an A320.


It's handled Air Force One. It can handle an AA diversion.

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by catiii
Tue Jul 16, 2019 5:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA diversion to Yuma
Replies: 27
Views: 4460

Re: AA diversion to Yuma

greg3322 wrote:
commpilot wrote:
It is a shame the rescue plane pushed PHX at 15:25 and not 15:10.


Well done.


so well done.

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by catiii
Sun Jul 14, 2019 3:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why weren't PA CRAF B747s Used as Combis?
Replies: 6
Views: 1254

Re: Why weren't PA CRAF B747s Used as Combis?

It takes more than moving seats to convert a pax aircraft into a combi. How do you load freight on the main deck? A combi has to have the floor reinforced more than a pax aircraft. It’s not something you can do in a day or two. Are you sure PA hauled freight on their CRAF duty? NWA also rented out ...

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by catiii
Sun Jul 14, 2019 3:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why weren't PA CRAF B747s Used as Combis?
Replies: 6
Views: 1254

Re: Why weren't PA CRAF B747s Used as Combis?

PA participated in the CRAF program for some extra $$$ As I recall, unless you participate in the CRAF program you cannot bid on GSA flying during peacetime so it wasn’t a matter of just picking up a few extra dollars. Unless Pan Am could afford to pass up additional government contract flying (and...

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by catiii
Thu Jul 11, 2019 2:49 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why didn’t Delta or United order the 747-8?
Replies: 41
Views: 6427

Re: Why didn’t Delta or United order the 747-8?

Not on the most profitable routes. And which routes would those be? And please, be specific. Which routes require that much capacity that aren’t already served by the existing fleet. NYC-TYO/LHR/SFO/LAX, LAX-NRT/SYD/HNL, SFO-NRT/SEL/PEK/PVG/HKG/HNL, ORD-NRT/PEK/PVG/HKG/HNL, DTW-NRT/SEL/PEK/PVG and ...

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by catiii
Tue Jul 09, 2019 11:40 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why didn’t Delta or United order the 747-8?
Replies: 41
Views: 6427

Re: Why didn’t Delta or United order the 747-8?

UA857 wrote:
catiii wrote:
Great for losing money...

Not on the most profitable routes.


And which routes would those be? And please, be specific. Which routes require that much capacity that aren’t already served by the existing fleet.

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by catiii
Tue Jul 09, 2019 1:27 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why didn’t Delta or United order the 747-8?
Replies: 41
Views: 6427

Re: Why didn’t Delta or United order the 747-8?

UA857 wrote:
I mean a Delta or United 747-8 would be great.


Great for losing money...

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by catiii
Tue Jul 09, 2019 1:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why is JetBlue's On Time Performance so Bad?
Replies: 27
Views: 4943

Re: Why is JetBlue's On Time Performance so Bad?

MIflyer12 wrote:
Clever, measuring the carrier against the average instead of the best. That's some quality nonsense that would fit fine with Corporate Communications.


The best is Hawaiian. Should we all try and measure up to them?

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by catiii
Tue Jul 09, 2019 12:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL A321 Seats Blocking Exit Door
Replies: 64
Views: 12573

Re: DL A321 Seats Blocking Exit Door

This is a good question, and one I have posed on here before. I think we have learned through the 737MAX crisis that the self-regulation system that intensified in the U.S. in the mid-2000s can have unintended consequences, as the manufacturers have too much leeway letting financial considerations ...

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by catiii
Mon Jul 08, 2019 3:03 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: $1500.00 not enough to switch seats in Y!
Replies: 61
Views: 5521

Re: $1500.00 not enough to switch seats in Y!

The inducement is the $1500. The ancillary benefit is the story that Cam Newton bought your seat off of you. - Selling the seat to Cam Newton or any other celebrity: US-$ 1,500 (cash?) - Refusing the offer and keeping the seat, putting Cam Newton in a middle seat in Y: Priceless! Your choice. What ...

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by catiii
Sat Jul 06, 2019 1:10 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: 6000ft and no chimes
Replies: 25
Views: 2794

Re: 6000ft and no chimes

Just what crews need, passengers thinking they are the crew. Maybe the pilots should poll the passengers on what cruise level is flown or whether to take the visual or fly an ILS. GF “I was watching on the inflight map and cross referencing our approach to flight radar on the inflight WiFi and over...

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by catiii
Sat Jul 06, 2019 1:05 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: 6000ft and no chimes
Replies: 25
Views: 2794

Re: 6000ft and no chimes

Was on a domestic US wide body flight today into New York. I was watching the flight map and noticed that we were well below 10,000 ft and the chime had not gone off - the flight attends were idly chatting, still lots of glasses and such in the cabin, no note about seatbacks and such. I decided I w...

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by catiii
Thu Jul 04, 2019 7:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 2L/R on 757 and 321... Inefficient Use of Space?
Replies: 30
Views: 6150

Re: 2L/R on 757 and 321... Inefficient Use of Space?

That's a Flex, which doesn't have one. More space for seats. Which will become the standard configuration for the A321 very soon. The NX configuration is a better use of space and is similar to the -900ER/-9/-10 door configuration. I’m not so sure that’ll wind up being true. The NEO pushes toward b...

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by catiii
Mon Jul 01, 2019 8:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Disney launching their own airline?
Replies: 143
Views: 20769

Re: Disney launching their own airline?

smokeybandit wrote:
I mean Disney has found a way to fill cruise ships with insanely expensive fares, they may be able to do the same with an airline.


The difference with cruises is they ARE the experience. The airline is just the means to get to the experience.

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by catiii
Mon Jul 01, 2019 7:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Disney launching their own airline?
Replies: 143
Views: 20769

Re: Disney launching their own airline?

The comparison to Carnival is off, as they own a whole bunch of other lines, including Princess, Holland America, and others, in various price classes. The merger of Carnival Airlines with Pan Am II was to create a bigger, stronger airline that could compete. it backfired, as we all know 20 years o...

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by catiii
Mon Jul 01, 2019 7:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Disney launching their own airline?
Replies: 143
Views: 20769

Re: Disney launching their own airline?

Disney is a very conservative company with regard to protecting the brand image. I just can’t see them creating a branded airline product because the damage to the brand resulting from an accident or incident would take years to repair, even if the Disney name is slapped on the side of a charter fl...

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by catiii
Mon Jul 01, 2019 3:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Taking Delivery Of First A321NEO
Replies: 39
Views: 9028

Re: JetBlue Taking Delivery Of First A321NEO

crownvic wrote:
Where does the individual "Blue" aircraft name under the cockpit get applied? Does anyone know it's name?


There’s a naming ceremony planned for August (ish).

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by catiii
Mon Jul 01, 2019 12:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta 737-200 question
Replies: 22
Views: 4954

Re: Delta 737-200 question

Not only did they want planes in a hurry, but due to timing they got low priced end of production run -200s. Sound familiar? Same thing they just did with the 739ceo and A321ceo. According to legend, Boeing gave them a generous credit on the first 11 L1011s, ships 701-711, which Boeing them re-mark...

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by catiii
Sun Jun 30, 2019 1:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Taking Delivery Of First A321NEO
Replies: 39
Views: 9028

Re: JetBlue Taking Delivery Of First A321NEO

https://twitter.com/shaquilleakhan/stat ... 57056?s=21

The name is painted on it yet.
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Slash787 wrote:
Can you post some pictures


Two good pics here:

https://twitter.com/shaquilleakhan/stat ... 57056?s=21

The name is painted on it yet.

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by catiii
Sun Jun 30, 2019 1:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Taking Delivery Of First A321NEO
Replies: 39
Views: 9028

Re: JetBlue Taking Delivery Of First A321NEO

Its a much better configuration for comfort than the current 321's. It will have a bathroom mid cabin and I think one of those mid cabin self serve drink/snack stations like the mint planes have. One less mid cabin awkward jumpseat too. If only the whole fleet could be standardized though. Way too ...

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by catiii
Thu Jun 27, 2019 10:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Pilots Say Avianca Deal Violates Scope Clause In Their Contract
Replies: 42
Views: 7988

Re: United Pilots Say Avianca Deal Violates Scope Clause In Their Contract

What’s the real issue they’re using this as leverage against?

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by catiii
Tue Jun 25, 2019 12:05 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: $1500.00 not enough to switch seats in Y!
Replies: 61
Views: 5521

Re: $1500.00 not enough to switch seats in Y!

It’s a global ranking. Go argue about their Methodist with them (and you can read their methodology) http://www.espn.com/espn/feature/story/_/page/worldfame100/espn-world-fame-100-top-ranking-athletes People need to argue over anything. The fact of the matter is, the post I was responding to asked ...

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by catiii
Tue Jun 25, 2019 12:03 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: $1500.00 not enough to switch seats in Y!
Replies: 61
Views: 5521

Re: $1500.00 not enough to switch seats in Y!

Sorry, I never heard of Cam Newton so that would be no inducement for me. And who has heard of Cam Newton? Whether or not you've ever heard of someone should be irrelevant in the context of the question posed - if someone (whether you know who he was or not) offered you that sum to switch seats, wo...

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by catiii
Mon Jun 24, 2019 7:38 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: $1500.00 not enough to switch seats in Y!
Replies: 61
Views: 5521

Re: $1500.00 not enough to switch seats in Y!

Sorry, I never heard of Cam Newton so that would be no inducement for me. And who has heard of Cam Newton? He's one of the 50 most famous athletes in the world, so tens of millions of people... I suggest you get out of you US-centric bubble my friend, I really had no idea despite following sports a...

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by catiii
Mon Jun 24, 2019 7:36 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: $1500.00 not enough to switch seats in Y!
Replies: 61
Views: 5521

Re: $1500.00 not enough to switch seats in Y!

He's one of the 50 most famous athletes in the world, so tens of millions of people... In the world inside U.S. borders only. Ask anyone else in Europe or Asia to identify his picture and I doubt you'd find much success. Even Tom Brady is better known outside the U.S. as Gisele's husband. It’s a gl...

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by catiii
Mon Jun 24, 2019 3:16 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: $1500.00 not enough to switch seats in Y!
Replies: 61
Views: 5521

Re: $1500.00 not enough to switch seats in Y!

vhtje wrote:
I agree Mr Newton could have been better served by AA in this instance.


How so?

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by catiii
Mon Jun 24, 2019 3:16 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: $1500.00 not enough to switch seats in Y!
Replies: 61
Views: 5521

Re: $1500.00 not enough to switch seats in Y!

https://onemileatatime.com/cam-newton-seat-change/ I must congratulate the anonymous man for not falling prey to the 'money can buy everything' equation! Gotta love his reaction. And BTW, $1500.00 is really not a lot. $1500 probably would have paid for the roundtrip, plus you get the story to tell ...

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by catiii
Mon Jun 24, 2019 2:31 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: $1500.00 not enough to switch seats in Y!
Replies: 61
Views: 5521

Re: $1500.00 not enough to switch seats in Y!

https://onemileatatime.com/cam-newton-seat-change/ I must congratulate the anonymous man for not falling prey to the 'money can buy everything' equation! Gotta love his reaction. And BTW, $1500.00 is really not a lot. $1500 probably would have paid for the roundtrip, plus you get the story to tell ...

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by catiii
Fri Jun 21, 2019 10:35 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: A320 spaceflex differences
Replies: 7
Views: 3135

Re: A320 spaceflex differences

IIRC, the VX aft galley/lav config is the original SpaceFlex, now known as v1. Then it was redesigned into v2 - which most airlines are using now, as the v2 has almost twice as much galley capacity. There are several photos/drawings on the web if you type in SpaceFlex v1 and v2. That's my understan...

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by catiii
Fri Jun 21, 2019 10:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B6 1438 JFK-MVY
Replies: 27
Views: 3340

Re: B6 1438 JFK-MVY

jsteeves3 wrote:
B6 1752 BOS-ACK 1st missed approach as well. It's scary because of it not being able to land due to weather. I bet the passengers on the flight are shaking their heads because they couldn't land after 3 tries!


I bet they weren't.

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by catiii
Fri Jun 21, 2019 10:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B6 1438 JFK-MVY
Replies: 27
Views: 3340

Re: B6 1438 JFK-MVY

It appears that this plane is still in the air as of writing this... This plane has been trying to land 3 times now (flightaware.com) but still hasn't... scary! Scary if you're completely uninformed and have no clue generally about airline operations and specifically to MVY in the summer. Man I wis...

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by catiii
Fri Jun 21, 2019 9:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: UA reinstating BOM and DEL service by September 6th, 2019
Replies: 200
Views: 36394

Re: UA suspends BOM service effective immediately

I find it mind-numbing that so many folks on here seem to think that professional network planners haven't considered all possible avenues (running algorithms with data feed, as an example) to make a flight be viable. It is what it is. I have been living and breathing this stuff for my entire caree...

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by catiii
Thu Jun 20, 2019 5:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United 757-200 hard landing at EWR
Replies: 166
Views: 39391

Re: What’s the emergency at EWR?

I'm guessing United would want something well maintained with complete maintenance records..... AA might not be doing so hot on the customer satisfaction side of things, but I have absolute confidence in their maintenance and safety. I respect you big time Doc, but AA did have over 1/3 of their fle...

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by catiii
Mon Jun 17, 2019 8:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United 757-200 hard landing at EWR
Replies: 166
Views: 39391

Re: What’s the emergency at EWR?

Airlines don’t fire pilots over accidents; it creates a culture of fear where someone may be influenced to not report an incident or behave differently to avoid one and cause even more harm. It has to be proven to be willful lack of regard for procedures or proven substance abuse to result in a fir...

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by catiii
Mon Jun 17, 2019 5:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Incident in 1988 in either New York or New Jersey?
Replies: 26
Views: 4934

Re: Incident in 1988 in either New York or New Jersey?

My mom is adamant that it was a NY to Moscow flight in 1988, not Zurich. Could it have been an Aeroflot plane? She said there was some joint venture between Aeroflot and Pan Am around that time. One would think memory could easily differentiate between Pan Am and Soviet era Aeroflot...though given ...

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by catiii
Mon Jun 17, 2019 5:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta luggage abuse
Replies: 107
Views: 11510

Re: Delta luggage abuse

New Mexico connecting to Canada was likely on Delta Connection. Add in all the outsourced baggage handlers and it is almost certain that her bag was destroyed by a third party contractor and not a Delta employee. Yet the general public will believe it was Delta's fault. I've seen the way third part...

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by catiii
Thu Jun 13, 2019 8:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is DL under serving JFK/SFO business?
Replies: 51
Views: 6821

Re: Is DL under serving JFK/SFO business?

I'm a DL flyer and going to SFO for a business trip in October. To my surprise, all business class on direct flights between JFK - SFO are sold out on DL. I even looked into 3Q/4Q of this year, 90% of the flights have their business cabins sold out. DL flies 757 with 16 D1 seats Meanwhile, AA has p...

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by catiii
Mon Jun 10, 2019 6:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Helicopter crashed into building in Manhattan
Replies: 38
Views: 9813

Re: Plane crashed into building in Manhattan

600' ceilings at the west side heliport...not much better here in midtown. There have been low ceilings and a driving rain all day.

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by catiii
Thu May 30, 2019 10:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What happened to the Delta and United 747 pilots?
Replies: 83
Views: 15736

Re: What happened to the Delta and United 747 pilots?

No it's called fiction. You do know that this thread is about UA and DL right? Yes I know but for the sake of putting this debate rest, I'll just ignore your comments. Give it a rest. You knew but the asked where the board was “coming up with this stuff” regarding the 744s being based in SFO? Huh?

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by catiii
Thu May 30, 2019 7:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: AS trying to get B6
Replies: 302
Views: 41758

Re: AS trying to get B6

I am refuting the claim that B6 has a larger global presence than AS. I have offered multiple reasons why, yet not even one of you was able to offer a single reasoning as to why B6 does. Incorrect. You told us that some Asians get their salmon with an Alaska airlines sticker on it, thus giving it a...

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by catiii
Thu May 30, 2019 2:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What happened to the Delta and United 747 pilots?
Replies: 83
Views: 15736

Re: What happened to the Delta and United 747 pilots?

Out of curiosity, what provisions do airlines typically have on minimum time spent with a certain type rating? IE, if the airline trains someone on a certain aircraft, how long would they need to stay on that aircraft before exercising seniority to move to a new aircraft type? It depends on the sea...

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by catiii
Thu May 30, 2019 2:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What happened to the Delta and United 747 pilots?
Replies: 83
Views: 15736

Re: What happened to the Delta and United 747 pilots?

You keep saying they're 90% better lines. Better than what though? And if I am last on the 787, sitting reserve, how is that necessarily better than holding a line that I want on the 756? Here is one actual example of a 737 a 757 and a 787 line out of SFO B737: SFO-ORD, overnight hotel; ORD-TPA ove...

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by catiii
Wed May 29, 2019 6:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What happened to the Delta and United 747 pilots?
Replies: 83
Views: 15736

Re: What happened to the Delta and United 747 pilots?

90% better than what though? If I’m barely holding a line on the 787 and am holding a much better line on the 756 or 737, how are the 787 lines 90% better? What lines do you think are available out of SFO? If we are strictly talking about where former 744 pilots end up after the retirement of the Q...

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by catiii
Wed May 29, 2019 3:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: AS trying to get B6
Replies: 302
Views: 41758

Re: AS trying to get B6

By this logic Continental, which was in a much better financial position than United ahead of their merger, should have been the surviving name. Until you can pop some facts out, your assertions are just that. You are still spending time trying to win a losing arguement. B6 is trying to retain mark...

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by catiii
Wed May 29, 2019 3:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: AS trying to get B6
Replies: 302
Views: 41758

Re: AS trying to get B6

You've been doing it, you have zero idea what the brand recognition is for either carrier & your insistance only makes your pleas more "footed in reality"? Please, you are a B6 fanboy who it's getting far too insulted over something that will never happen to begin with. Your claims ar...

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by catiii
Wed May 29, 2019 3:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: AS trying to get B6
Replies: 302
Views: 41758

Re: AS trying to get B6

Here is why AAG would be the surviving name in a merger, B6 has been fighting to keep up financially, AAG is well on it's way to a huge nest egg in cash from their VX acquisition. AS dividends are returning more now, than B6 is projecting into 20-21. It's not an emotional remark, it's pure business...

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