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by catiii
Thu Aug 22, 2019 8:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Private Jets...aborts takeoff...catches fire....
Replies: 55
Views: 12024

Re: Delta Private Jets...aborts takeoff...catches fire....

Have the aviation gods turned on DL?? congratulations, you get the 'immature, irresponsible' post of the week award. I think several posts are in the running for that. I fly DPJ and and this incident wouldn't even enter into my mind-- not even in the slightest way. How is the customer experience?

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by catiii
Thu Aug 22, 2019 12:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A320 family delivery problems?
Replies: 23
Views: 5067

Re: A320 family delivery problems?

Does anyone know what's going on with Airbus narrowbody deliveries? Relative to the 321neos, they weren’t prepared for the complexity of ramping up the ACF line. ACF allows for more customization in the LOPA, and it also removed the 2L and 2R doors and increased the size of the overwing exits. They...

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by catiii
Thu Aug 22, 2019 5:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Private Jets...aborts takeoff...catches fire....
Replies: 55
Views: 12024

Re: Delta Private Jets...aborts takeoff...catches fire....

LAXLHR wrote:
Have the aviation gods turned on DL??


4800 flights per day, one of the best safety record in the history of the industry, and they haven’t had a fatality on a DL operated airplane since 1996 but yeah, “the aviation Gods have turned on DL?” Why? Because a wholly owned sub had a runway excursion?

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by catiii
Wed Aug 21, 2019 7:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN ending ATL-BOS
Replies: 66
Views: 7081

Re: WN ending ATL-BOS

It is pretty clear that he was referring to the BOS-ATL market. Except that it wasn’t “pretty clear” in the context of all the other WN Boston cuts. Given that I have said numerously on this forum that BOS is quite profitable for B6, I'm definitely referring to BOS-ATL here, which as you might know...

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by catiii
Wed Aug 21, 2019 7:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN ending ATL-BOS
Replies: 66
Views: 7081

Re: WN ending ATL-BOS

N776AU wrote:
Which Delta has bought and paid for. Whatever they want they get.


Not exactly. That relationship has been pretty fraught the past few sessions, especially around the NRA stuff.

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by catiii
Wed Aug 21, 2019 5:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN ending ATL-BOS
Replies: 66
Views: 7081

Re: WN ending ATL-BOS

pretty simple, B6 is a lot more committed here than WN. They were both bleeding money and B6 still is, but BOS is just not a strategically important enough market for WN. B6 is not bleeding money in Boston...quite the contrary. It is pretty clear that he was referring to the BOS-ATL market. Except ...

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by catiii
Wed Aug 21, 2019 3:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN ending ATL-BOS
Replies: 66
Views: 7081

Re: WN ending ATL-BOS

tphuang wrote:
pretty simple, B6 is a lot more committed here than WN. They were both bleeding money and B6 still is, but BOS is just not a strategically important enough market for WN.


B6 is not bleeding money in Boston...quite the contrary.

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by catiii
Wed Aug 21, 2019 3:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN ending ATL-BOS
Replies: 66
Views: 7081

Re: WN ending ATL-BOS

The only way to stop the Frequent Flyer dominance in Atlanta is through a second airport, close to the metro. And that will take the Georgia legislature. The two options are Gwinnett and Paulding. Gwinnett's County Commissioners haven't wanted to commercialize their airport, even when groups like P...

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by catiii
Wed Aug 21, 2019 4:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN ending ATL-BOS
Replies: 66
Views: 7081

Re: WN ending ATL-BOS

Another route handed to DL on a silver platter. I think the WN/FL merger helped Delta more than anyone else. ATL was gutted giving DL free reign to jack the prices up for the locals. AirTran was the only airline to have ever given Delta any meaningful competition. Seriously. I think that merger exp...

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by catiii
Wed Aug 21, 2019 3:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN ending ATL-BOS
Replies: 66
Views: 7081

Re: WN ending ATL-BOS

They can’t effectively compete in Boston with the DL/B6 duopoly.

Gulfstream500 wrote:
Which routes go next?


Whichever routes they’re operating that have been in reality bad business decisions but with which they’ll blame the MAX grounding as an excuse to get out of...

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by catiii
Tue Aug 20, 2019 9:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Boston LHR, CDG and other Europe
Replies: 53
Views: 8697

Re: American Airlines Boston LHr, CDG and other Europe.

BOS is a duopoly between B6 and DL. Could they use those LHR slots in the context of an immunized JV with BA though? Yes. Not sure anything beyond that makes sense.

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by catiii
Tue Aug 20, 2019 7:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The 5 New "T" Gates in ATL
Replies: 63
Views: 9512

Re: The 5 New "T" Gates in ATL

FF630 wrote:
I don't understand the need for moving sidewalks in Atlanta, it is healthy to walk after sitting on a plane for even an hour, we have become too lazy.


So then use the regular walkway in the middle. No one is stopping you.

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by catiii
Tue Aug 20, 2019 11:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The 5 New "T" Gates in ATL
Replies: 63
Views: 9512

Re: The 5 New "T" Gates in ATL

MIflyer12 wrote:
questions wrote:
I avoid ATL whenever possible.


Too bad. You're avoiding the U.S. airport with more non-stop destinations than any other.



And the easiest hub airport from a connecting passenger standpoint anywhere in the world.

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by catiii
Tue Aug 20, 2019 11:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The 5 New "T" Gates in ATL
Replies: 63
Views: 9512

Re: The 5 New "T" Gates in ATL

As is most US cities' governments. It seems like some Atlanta politician is ways being indicted or investigated. By comparison, CVG renovated the entire A concourse for only $1 million. Corruption in local government is nothing new in ANY major US city. Unfortunately Atlanta is no different. The ol...

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by catiii
Tue Aug 20, 2019 3:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DELTA Engine Failure , Emergency Landing in the Bahamas (N335NW / DL651)
Replies: 35
Views: 12067

Re: DELTA Engine Failure , Emergency Landing in the Bahamas (N335NW / DL651)

To be clear though, on a dry runway, the landing distance with autobrakes is generally the same with or without reverse as the autobrakes modulate to give a fixed decel.

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by catiii
Tue Aug 20, 2019 3:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DELTA Engine Failure , Emergency Landing in the Bahamas (N335NW / DL651)
Replies: 35
Views: 12067

Re: DELTA Engine Failure , Emergency Landing in the Bahamas (N335NW / DL651)

Babyshark wrote:
Per our training her at delta yes it's full reverse on both engines, obviously the inop engine produces 0 thrust.


You’re trained to pull the thrust reverse tabs on both engines in the event of a single engine/engine out landing? Really?

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by catiii
Mon Aug 19, 2019 7:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The 5 New "T" Gates in ATL
Replies: 63
Views: 9512

Re: The 5 New "T" Gates in ATL

Honestly, Atlanta should probably spend the money on building another gate complex somewhere else on the property, perhaps at the north end of the field where Signature is currently located. Build a 55 gate facility there and move Southwest, United, American, Spirit, JetBlue, Frontier, Alaska,and A...

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by catiii
Mon Aug 19, 2019 7:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The 5 New "T" Gates in ATL
Replies: 63
Views: 9512

Re: The 5 New "T" Gates in ATL

Honestly, Atlanta should probably spend the money on building another gate complex somewhere else on the property, perhaps at the north end of the field where Signature is currently located. Build a 55 gate facility there and move Southwest, United, American, Spirit, JetBlue, Frontier, Alaska,and A...

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by catiii
Mon Aug 19, 2019 11:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta 757 hard landing this morning at Azores PDL
Replies: 111
Views: 32497

Re: Delta 757 hard landing this morning at Azores PDL

reltney wrote:
Nothing on the market today can do the 757 job


You’re damn right. They (literally) broke the mold. The airplane is amazing.

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by catiii
Sun Aug 18, 2019 2:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why doesn’t AA fly widebodies on JFK-SFO/LAX
Replies: 67
Views: 10530

Re: Why doesn’t AA fly widebodies on JFK-SFO/LAX

[twoid][/twoid] "AA’s A321t is a much nicer plane than anything else flying that route." Utterly subjective of course. I for one prefer UA's 757 or 787 currently on the trans con. You might be the first person I’ve ever heard say they prefer the UA 757, which hasn’t seen a dime of investme...

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by catiii
Sun Aug 18, 2019 1:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta pilots file objection to expanded JVs
Replies: 133
Views: 13922

Re: Delta pilots file objection to expanded JVs

How can anyone make an over-statement like "European Business Class is horrible" in comparison to U.S. carriers? I ask that person to state all the European carriers you have flown Business class on and when, and the same internationally with U.S. carriers. Lets see what you actually have...

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by catiii
Sun Aug 18, 2019 1:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta pilots file objection to expanded JVs
Replies: 133
Views: 13922

Re: Delta pilots file objection to expanded JVs

Out of curiosity, when did the company and MEC exchange openers? April?

Sounds like posturing to me.

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by catiii
Sat Aug 17, 2019 2:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest, a stalwart Boeing 737 MAX customer, eyes other jets
Replies: 205
Views: 31171

Re: Southwest, a stalwart Boeing 737 MAX customer, eyes other jets

IMO SW is additionally interested in A220s in part due to the potential entry Moxy No one is making fleet decisions based upon, or worried about, Moxy and certainly not WN. The people who work at Moxy don’t even know what Moxy is yet. Every US carrier will be observing what David Neeleman is doing ...

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by catiii
Sat Aug 17, 2019 1:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest, a stalwart Boeing 737 MAX customer, eyes other jets
Replies: 205
Views: 31171

Re: Southwest, a stalwart Boeing 737 MAX customer, eyes other jets

lostsound wrote:
IMO SW is additionally interested in A220s in part due to the potential entry Moxy


No one is making fleet decisions based upon, or worried about, Moxy and certainly not WN. The people who work at Moxy don’t even know what Moxy is yet.

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by catiii
Fri Aug 16, 2019 4:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA Charter @ EWR on 8/15
Replies: 3
Views: 698

Re: UA Charter @ EWR on 8/15

CATIIIevery5yrs wrote:
Bears charter. Same flight number going back to ORD tomorrow after the game.


Thanks.

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by catiii
Fri Aug 16, 2019 4:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA Charter @ EWR on 8/15
Replies: 3
Views: 698

UA Charter @ EWR on 8/15

Coming out of EWR today around 430P we were passed by a motorcade of 6 buses with State Police escorts headed to the remote area over by the UPS operation on the north side of 11/29. There was a UA 763 or 764 parked over there with airstairs and the door open, so I assume it was a sports charter of ...

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by catiii
Wed Aug 14, 2019 2:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta allegedly lobbying against new FAA rest rule for cabin crew
Replies: 79
Views: 18490

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

The good news is that DL has a very sympathetic ear in the new FAA Administrator that should allow them to influence these kinds of things going forward... :lol:

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by catiii
Tue Aug 13, 2019 4:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Last Revenue L-1011
Replies: 34
Views: 8202

Re: Last Revenue L-1011

That may be the case for you. I think if you talk to many guys who flew it, especially with the 727, it was fun. Not sure what your experience flying it was, but it was a little flying club. This isn’t about the Shuttle or the 727’s that we’re on it. I am sure it was fun for you, but I am not inter...

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by catiii
Tue Aug 13, 2019 3:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Last Revenue L-1011
Replies: 34
Views: 8202

Re: Last Revenue L-1011

RetiredNWA wrote:

That may be the case for you.



I think if you talk to many guys who flew it, especially with the 727, it was fun. Not sure what your experience flying it was, but it was a little flying club.

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by catiii
Tue Aug 13, 2019 3:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Last Revenue L-1011
Replies: 34
Views: 8202

Re: Last Revenue L-1011

What are you talking about? Advance entitlement would have prevented any of what you are talking about from occurring. You chose the 88 as a Captain over the 777 as a First Officer? This makes zero sense for “emotional connection”. There’s zero emotional connection with 0500 report times, the “Shut...

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by catiii
Tue Aug 13, 2019 2:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Last Revenue L-1011
Replies: 34
Views: 8202

Re: Last Revenue L-1011

Those were the days. I was off the 727 after 12 months as a new hire, into the L10 as a S/O, and on it for about 20 months before I got a bid back to the 727 as an F/O (still the best job at the airline). Then all hell broke loose on 9/11. I remember, I nearly lost my job. I stayed on the 737 for s...

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by catiii
Tue Aug 13, 2019 2:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boom Overture? Evolutionary, Revolutionary, or Aviation dead end?
Replies: 42
Views: 4041

Re: Boom Overture? Evolutionary, Revolutionary, or Aviation dead end?

LTCM wrote:
No booms over land. Period.


I thought they had solved for that with a boom (no pun intended) that protrudes from the nose and smooths out the sine wave that comes from a sonic boom. You may still hear the boom but it isn’t nearly as robust (or damaging) as a traditional boom

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by catiii
Tue Aug 13, 2019 2:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boom Overture? Evolutionary, Revolutionary, or Aviation dead end?
Replies: 42
Views: 4041

Re: Boom Overture? Evolutionary, Revolutionary, or Aviation dead end?

Gulfstream500 wrote:
Aviation dead end, unless they get military usage out of their supersonic aircraft. The future of aviation is electric (~400 mph), given that we will one day run out of fossil fuels.

Needless to say, environmental advocates are not happy...


Go tell that to Zunum...

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by catiii
Tue Aug 13, 2019 12:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Last Revenue L-1011
Replies: 34
Views: 8202

Re: Last Revenue L-1011

My favorite airplane, wish I could ride or at least see one in operation again. I got to ride on the last Delta L1011 to Victorville for retirement on an employee non-revenue flight. A great experience and atmosphere on aboard with cockpit visits and more since pre-9/11. http://www.L1011.homestead....

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by catiii
Mon Aug 12, 2019 11:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Last Revenue L-1011
Replies: 34
Views: 8202

Re: Last Revenue L-1011

still for my money the best looking airplane their is. I got a bid into it as a S/O pretty quickly after being hired at DL and loved every minute of flying it. Lucky man, I remember they parked the last one less than a year after I got hired, I was too busy flying the 73N, but man that was my dream...

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by catiii
Mon Aug 12, 2019 5:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Last Revenue L-1011
Replies: 34
Views: 8202

Re: Last Revenue L-1011

still for my money the best looking airplane their is. I got a bid into it as a S/O pretty quickly after being hired at DL and loved every minute of flying it.

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by catiii
Sat Aug 10, 2019 12:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B6 First A321 NEO named for David Neeleman
Replies: 9
Views: 2837

Re: B6 First A321 NEO named for David Neeleman

Am I reading too much into this thinking dn might get more involved with b6 going forward? Yes I think you're reading too much, however I suspect he has always maintained some amount of influence despite some members here claiming otherwise. What I think we will see in the future is stronger cooper...

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by catiii
Sat Aug 10, 2019 6:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Drunk FA fired (UA Express, ORD-SBN)
Replies: 62
Views: 10429

Re: Drunk FA fired (UA Express, ORD-SBN)

While she should absolutely be fired, and the pilots should also receive additional “training” on the matter, I do find it quite funny that the passenger denied the rather generous offer from United. Concerned about his safety? My ass! He’s just looking for a handout along with everyone else that n...

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by catiii
Wed Aug 07, 2019 9:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: East coast storms: 8/7/2019, diversions and more
Replies: 52
Views: 6293

Re: East coast storms: 8/7/2019, diversions and more

Gulfstream500 wrote:

[*]A little under half of flights through MIA/FLL are diverted/delayed/cancelled, I have no clue why.


Bad storms down there too.

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by catiii
Wed Aug 07, 2019 9:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: East coast storms: 8/7/2019, diversions and more
Replies: 52
Views: 6293

Re: East coast storms: 8/7/2019, diversions and more

anyone have a real time pic of PIT's ramp? There's 40 diversions on the ground.

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by catiii
Wed Aug 07, 2019 8:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: East coast storms: 8/7/2019, diversions and more
Replies: 52
Views: 6293

Re: East coast storms: 8/7/2019, diversions and more

My wife is stuck on the ground in RIC waiting to depart for IAD. She's supposed to connect to UA52 to ZRH. In a situation like this where many if not most connecting pax are delayed getting in, will UA generally hold departing flights to allow them to make the connection? Doubtful. They'll reaccomo...

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by catiii
Wed Aug 07, 2019 8:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: East coast storms: 8/7/2019, diversions and more
Replies: 52
Views: 6293

Re: East coast storms: 8/7/2019, diversions and more

Also going to PHL:

AS 440 SAN-EWR
AS 512 LAX-EWR

ORD:
UA 1539 NAS-EWR

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by catiii
Wed Aug 07, 2019 8:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: East coast storms: 8/7/2019, diversions and more
Replies: 52
Views: 6293

Re: East coast storms: 8/7/2019, diversions and more

TAP 201 looks like its diverting to BOS instead of going to EWR. Same with EI 10M.

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by catiii
Wed Aug 07, 2019 8:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aer Lingus Commences A321LR Transatlantic Flights
Replies: 87
Views: 19244

Re: Aer Lingus Commences A321LR Transatlantic Flights

What a time and what a plane. The A321 looks really good in that livery and especially with the new larger engines. The A321LR is a near 1 for 1 replacement for the 757 on what, 99% of all flights. The XLR ought to more fill in that last 1%. Nope. Takeoff performance is the achilles heel of the A32...

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by catiii
Wed Aug 07, 2019 7:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aer Lingus Commences A321LR Transatlantic Flights
Replies: 87
Views: 19244

Re: Aer Lingus Commences A321LR Transatlantic Flights

A quick checked showed you can get this flight for just £239 one-way. Not bad! I think with the A320neo and 737Max eventually we could have direct flights from Europe to every state in the USA. Wyoming? Mississippi? Perhaps eventually even the smaller states could support a flight to London with co...

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by catiii
Wed Aug 07, 2019 1:49 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why doesn’t ANA fly IAD-HND?
Replies: 5
Views: 834

Re: Why doesn’t ANA fly IAD-HND?

How come the proposed IAD-HND service will be operated by UA and NOT ANA? I think it should be ANA that should apply for IAD-HND not UA. You also, in a previous thread, said you thought UA should have bought 748s to fly between EWR and the west coast. Thankfully what you think doesn’t matter to tho...

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by catiii
Wed Aug 07, 2019 1:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA gets naming rights to new Los Angeles NFL stadium plaza
Replies: 21
Views: 2902

Re: AA gets naming rights to new Los Angeles NFL stadium plaza

I wonder if the Spanos family (owners of the former-San-Diego-now-L.A. Chargers) have made a list of demands for tribute from AA for the naming rights... That was total sarcasm, but I wouldn't put it past them. Back to the topic: good for American Airlines. Other airlines have done the same, it's t...

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by catiii
Tue Aug 06, 2019 10:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Allegiant purchases naming rights for new Raiders stadium in LAS
Replies: 12
Views: 1742

Allegiant purchases naming rights for new Raiders stadium in LAS

https://www.raiders.com/news/raiders-al ... as-stadium
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Interesting is that they’re highlighting the Allegiant Travel brand, capitalizing on more than the airline.

https://www.raiders.com/news/raiders-al ... as-stadium

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by catiii
Tue Aug 06, 2019 10:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA gets naming rights to new Los Angeles NFL stadium plaza
Replies: 21
Views: 2902

Re: AA gets naming rights to new Los Angeles NFL stadium plaza

I wonder if the Spanos family (owners of the former-San-Diego-now-L.A. Chargers) have made a list of demands for tribute from AA for the naming rights... That was total sarcasm, but I wouldn't put it past them. Back to the topic: good for American Airlines. Other airlines have done the same, it's t...

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by catiii
Tue Aug 06, 2019 6:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta ending contract with GoJet, Compass
Replies: 151
Views: 20837

Re: Somewhat confirmed: Delta ending contract with GoJet, Compass

https://thepointsguy.com/news/delta-to- ... ffiliates/


It’s confirmed internally at Delta but no employee can post the announcement from official company internal websites.


ILL


It's certainly never stopped them before... :rotfl:
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ilovelamp wrote:
jrkmsp wrote:


It’s confirmed internally at Delta but no employee can post the announcement from official company internal websites.


ILL


It's certainly never stopped them before... :rotfl:

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