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by xdlx
Tue Jun 18, 2019 11:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cape air to order and be launch customer of all-electric aircraft
Replies: 84
Views: 9570

Re: Cape air to order and be launch customer of all-electric aircraft

N766UA wrote:
LOL 2022, yeah right. The P2012 was called the “2012” for a reason, and look how that turned out.


Has anyone seen one in CAPE AIR colors?

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by xdlx
Mon Jun 17, 2019 8:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Moxy - News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 410
Views: 62360

Re: GE to finance first 9 Moxie aircraft

Moxie will become successful if you do not have to change planes in ATLANTA.....

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by xdlx
Fri Jun 14, 2019 12:52 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airline types that are/were only ever operated by a single airline
Replies: 51
Views: 4785

Re: Airline types that are/were only ever operated by a single airline

KLM was the only airline operator of the Douglas DC-5, with four aircraft. This also makes them the only carrier ever to operate every commercial Douglas airliner DC-2 through MD-11(excluding the DC-1 as only one prototype was built). -Jonas KLM never operated the MD80. Thats what I thought, howeve...

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by xdlx
Mon Jun 10, 2019 10:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA moving IAH-GRU to VCP?
Replies: 24
Views: 4690

Re: UA moving IAH-GRU to VCP?

United seems to have a new network planner that "thinks out of the box"; Second destination announcement that goes "away from norm" CPT is an excellent choice to avoid JNB hot and high restrictions. And VCP certainly can give them a source of revenue away from GRU a busy airport ...

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by xdlx
Fri Jun 07, 2019 3:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL 767 to Edinburgh
Replies: 5
Views: 2917

Re: DL 767 to Edinburgh

Because they can.... 757/767 crews are dual qual!

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by xdlx
Thu Jun 06, 2019 2:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Media: AA refuses to supply IG with a spare part causing delays in SFO
Replies: 97
Views: 19765

Re: Media: AA refuses to supply IG with a spare part causing delays in SFO

Probably something to do with LAA maintenance not being allowed to touch LUS, per union contracts, and vice versa. Not sure about specifics, but I'd speculate SFO has contract maintenance for LUS equipment, and AA maintenance for LAA. Perhaps the part was stocked by contract maintenance instead of ...

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by xdlx
Mon Jun 03, 2019 1:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Tried To 'Trap' Its Own Flight Attendants
Replies: 95
Views: 19292

Re: Delta Tried To 'Trap' Its Own Flight Attendants

Pretty serious finger pointing in this thread.... did the PIC requested from OPS to have the door open for FA to coordinate their options with OCC? OR as insinuated; this is the case of a green OCC coordinator going "above and beyond" to avoid an inevitable situation of "crew fatigue&...

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by xdlx
Sun May 26, 2019 2:41 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Will Delta regret not ordering a similar replacement for the Md-88?
Replies: 43
Views: 5800

Re: Will Delta regret not ordering a similar replacement for the Md-88?

Yup! 350 introduction was close to a disaster. Unable to say more. Really? Wow. Did it have to do with reduced capacity or are you not allowed to say From a pilot training department point of view it was a major disaster but that was totally on a few of delta’s management pilots and they’re gone be...

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by xdlx
Sat May 11, 2019 2:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Interested in Widebodies if London is a Success
Replies: 106
Views: 23439

Re: JetBlue Interested in Widebodies if London is a Success

Airbus 321LXR Fans..... WHY would an airline growing into a major market like EU chose an airplane that at best would be stretched for this mission? A330 is the logical choice for this evolution, not sure they need the 333, but 332NEO would fit nicely and be capable to do JFK HNL as well as any rout...

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by xdlx
Mon May 06, 2019 11:41 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: A much needed debate on carry on luggage.
Replies: 127
Views: 8807

Re: A much needed debate on carry on luggage.

Do you imagine if the overhead bins where ELIMINATED. In my opinion this is the solution, if you bring a carryon you should have to put under seat in front of you ONLY! I guarantee this will begin the change needed to resolve this problem.

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by xdlx
Mon May 06, 2019 11:27 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Is This Aircraft Taking Off or Landing?
Replies: 23
Views: 5090

Re: Is This Aircraft Taking Off or Landing?

The picture happens abeam concourse F heading west..... not enough run for takeoff from 30 or 27 so it must be LANDING 30.... concur.

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by xdlx
Thu May 02, 2019 2:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL, why no B77W?
Replies: 57
Views: 12556

Re: DL, why no B77W?

JetPilotMike wrote:
Delta doesn't need it because they outsource a lot of their widebody flying via their joint ventures. Good (maybe great) for their balance sheet, but not so great for their pilots.

DL has the SMALLEST Long Haul fleet of all the airlines for the same reason you state.

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by xdlx
Thu Apr 25, 2019 10:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TPA-AMS on DL Already Cancelled?
Replies: 44
Views: 8714

Re: TPA-AMS on DL Already Cancelled?

I do hope MCO gets KLM instead.......

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by xdlx
Thu Apr 25, 2019 10:50 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Narrowbody vs widebody costs trans Atlantic
Replies: 58
Views: 9123

Re: Narrowbody vs widebody costs trans Atlantic

The very best example for this theory would be the 757/767 comparison..... the 762 had similar CASM/RASM than the 752 the 763 & 764 much improved figures. The problem of narrow bodies on sectors of 6+ hours is the "common space" restrictions, ie: aisle crowding, lavs crowding and the c...

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by xdlx
Thu Apr 18, 2019 12:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A220 Transatlantic
Replies: 11
Views: 3293

Re: A220 Transatlantic

Just because the airplane is "capable" to complete the mission, does not mean you can make money on the route. LCC tends to make sense in "high density" configurations. As BA showed this is a "premium market". Not sure the LCC formula works in here.

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by xdlx
Wed Apr 17, 2019 2:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways ceases all operations
Replies: 5
Views: 2630

Re: Jet Airways ceases all operations

How does this affect DL? Can they start US INDIA earlier due to this development?

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by xdlx
Wed Apr 17, 2019 2:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SILVER ATR to SJU
Replies: 11
Views: 2492

Re: SILVER ATR to SJU

Anyone knows how many on property (ATR) they supposed to receive 17 42's and 3 72's on first batch.

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by xdlx
Sat Apr 13, 2019 4:13 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why so few international major carriers to Philadelphia?
Replies: 104
Views: 14280

Re: Why so few international major carriers to Philadelphia?

Could ONEWORLD add presence in liue of AA own metal?

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by xdlx
Sat Apr 13, 2019 4:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SILVER ATR to SJU
Replies: 11
Views: 2492

SILVER ATR to SJU

Looks like finally Silver has committed to ATR's for SEABORNE. Does anyone knows what is planned here? Think Seaborne has 8 Saab 340's, what kind of commitment does SILVER brings to SJU?

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by xdlx
Thu Apr 11, 2019 1:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Big 3 (AA,DL,UA) Regional Airlines -2019
Replies: 102
Views: 13464

Re: Big 3 (AA,DL,UA) Regional Airlines -2019

Just like the parent airlines, regionals will go through consolidation. There are currently 14 on this list. I would think half a dozen could get eaten. Regionals left standing Endeavor, SkyWest, Republic, Horizon, Envoy, ExpressJet, GoJet, and Mesa. Compass, Piedmont, PSA, Air Wisconsin, Trans Sta...

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by xdlx
Fri Apr 05, 2019 10:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL low involuntary denied boardings
Replies: 51
Views: 8359

Re: DL low involuntary denied boardings

Regardless of the bottom line.... If you are counting on the NO SHOW factor with todays revenue distribution automation to make a few MILLIONS.... WHY NOT MAKE BILLIONS by UPSELLING all the BASIC ECONOMY FARES 24h prior to departure. And assist the AIRPORT DAY OF DEPARTURE with the CHECK IN PROCESS

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by xdlx
Fri Apr 05, 2019 12:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL low involuntary denied boardings
Replies: 51
Views: 8359

Re: DL low involuntary denied boardings

The REALITY is..... as stated here DL is proactive at soliciting volunteers so they do not end up with INVOLUNTARY OVERSALES. Where I have a problem is..... sometimes their aggressive OVERBOOKING will sell that last seat on the plane for $200 and they end up buying a family of 3 at $1000 a seat to a...

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by xdlx
Thu Apr 04, 2019 11:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why didn't WN ever operate the 737-400?
Replies: 39
Views: 6182

Re: Why did WN never operate any 737-400?

TWA772LR wrote:
They've operated the 200, 300, 500, 700, 800, MAX 8, and soon MAX 7. As well as the small 727 fleet leased from Braniff.


They also operated a few Super 80 when they acquired Muse Air.... way way back in the 80's

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by xdlx
Tue Apr 02, 2019 12:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Two SIA 787s grounded owing to Trent 1000 TEN HPT issue
Replies: 65
Views: 17876

Re: SQ grounds part of 787-10 fleet

IMHO Aircraft Manufacturers may streamline the EIS for a particular model by limiting the NUMBER OF CHOICES in the components, however it shows how this can be a liability for them as well. They may want to consider a procurement process that includes 2 or more choices for the buyer.

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by xdlx
Fri Mar 08, 2019 12:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Widebody Thread - 2019
Replies: 728
Views: 142881

Re: Delta Widebody Thread - 2019

SESGDL wrote:
xdlx wrote:
The BOTTOM LINE.... no 787, 77W, and now NOMORE 350 back to 333. So is the 777 the FLAGSHIP?


Huh? I swear there’s more and more incoherent babble on here every day. How is the A350 no more?

Jeremy


NO babble..... DL is not 100% happy with them! OR do you have information to the contrary?

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by xdlx
Sun Mar 03, 2019 2:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: Jetblue Announces Flights to London from JFK and BOS from 2021
Replies: 947
Views: 141640

Re: Jetblue “Save the Date” All Hands - April 10

What is this OBSESION with A321 OPS to EUROPE? WHY not an A332 Maybe because B6 doesn't fly or plan to fly the A332? Well they have not allowed for much room since they have a AIRBUS READY CREW why choose another WB equipment? The idea that A321SPACEX is going to rewrite TATL ops is "crazy&quo...

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by xdlx
Fri Mar 01, 2019 1:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: Jetblue Announces Flights to London from JFK and BOS from 2021
Replies: 947
Views: 141640

Re: Jetblue “Save the Date” All Hands - April 10

What is this OBSESION with A321 OPS to EUROPE? WHY not an A332

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by xdlx
Thu Feb 28, 2019 2:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B6 Situation
Replies: 143
Views: 19565

Re: B6 Situation

It certainly would love MOXY.... to acquire it!

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by xdlx
Wed Feb 27, 2019 1:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta B739 vs A321
Replies: 112
Views: 21437

Re: Delta B739 vs A321

You will not find a NG driver accept the FACT that the 73SUPER is less a plane on its best day than the 757 on its worst day. But we do 93% of the missions the 75 does with less fuel.... ABSOLUTELY !!!!

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by xdlx
Tue Feb 26, 2019 5:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta B739 vs A321
Replies: 112
Views: 21437

Re: Delta B739 vs A321

Whats really the difference (as a pax) between a 757 and a 737-800/900? Its a 3x3 cramped awful ride in the back (and the same 2x2 up front) .. The difference is that the 739 rolls 3,000 feet further down the runway on takeoff, climbs very slowly to FL310, and then is unable to top any weather........

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by xdlx
Mon Feb 11, 2019 1:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta 757s to hot and high airports - future?
Replies: 38
Views: 6418

Re: Delta 757s to hot and high airports - future?

A220 is already in Inventory!

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by xdlx
Tue Feb 05, 2019 5:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What is an elderly CRJ200 worth on the open market?
Replies: 37
Views: 8169

Re: What is an elderly CRJ200 worth on the open market?

I work for a company that operates quite a few Challenger 850's which is the corporate version of the CRJ 200. Ours seat up to 14 pax. They are still pigs. With the right conditions we can get them to fly 5.5 hours but thats really stretching it. We usually keep them on flights 3-5 hours max. Don't...

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by xdlx
Tue Jan 29, 2019 3:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New England Patriots arrival... Delta TOC? video
Replies: 32
Views: 4264

Re: New England Patriots arrival... Delta TOC? video

RobertS975 wrote:
For some reason, the Patriots B767 does not ever show up on flightaware.com.

That is intentional for users privacy.

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by xdlx
Fri Jan 25, 2019 3:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Small plane disappears over English Channel
Replies: 132
Views: 29816

Re: Small plane disappears over English Channel

This will open a can of worms for certain....Specially if the statements of the pilot about being "rusty" are true and correct.
NO FAA IR, NO CPL... The pilot shortage is real !!

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by xdlx
Thu Jan 24, 2019 2:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Small plane disappears over English Channel
Replies: 132
Views: 29816

Re: Small plane disappears over English Channel

FOLKS this gets worst.... The FAA database shows pilot may only hold PPL

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by xdlx
Sun Jan 20, 2019 4:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Widebody Thread - 2019
Replies: 728
Views: 142881

Re: Delta Widebody Thread - 2019

The BOTTOM LINE.... no 787, 77W, and now NOMORE 350 back to 333. So is the 777 the FLAGSHIP?

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by xdlx
Mon Jan 14, 2019 2:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DELTA and the A350
Replies: 6
Views: 1232

DELTA and the A350

What has happened to the A350 in the DL network? Ordering more A330 after the initial A350 order does show some kind of disappointment with the performance. It is my understanding they plan to order some more Transcontinental aircraft this year. Anyone knows what is happening at Planning and Develop...

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by xdlx
Mon Jan 14, 2019 2:39 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why didn’t AA try a separate low fare operation ?
Replies: 73
Views: 7748

Re: Why didn’t AA try a separate low fare operation ?

Much before Song and during same time of MetroJet was Delta Express

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by xdlx
Sat Jan 05, 2019 2:01 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Moxy's hubs?
Replies: 148
Views: 22419

Re: Moxy's hubs?

Moxy, Schmoxy….they sound a bit like Independence Air and where are they now? They'll be like G4...always looking to connect 'underserved' cities until they realize most of them are unserved because there's no money to be made flying point-to-point between them. Obviously you must not know the CV f...

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by xdlx
Mon Dec 10, 2018 12:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UPDATED: Delta announces JFK-BOM
Replies: 1003
Views: 144078

Re: Delta to serve Mumbai nonstop in 2019

I say SEA-BOM should be the best choice

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by xdlx
Sat Dec 01, 2018 2:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL ends service with last of original DLC carriers
Replies: 25
Views: 5848

Re: DL ends service with last of original DLC carriers

It is truly a sad thing..... however the "truth"; as the company accrues longevity it becomes less appealing to the mainline partner. Mother DL wants 5year old companies that can operate at a fraction of the cost of more experienced ones.

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by xdlx
Fri Nov 30, 2018 11:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What will replace the EMB145 / CRJ200 ?
Replies: 121
Views: 15955

Re: What will replace the EMB145 / CRJ200 ?

No replacement to 19-30 seat market BE1900,EMB120, DO328.....
30-50 seat market J41, DH8-100, Saab340B, SH360

and now EMB135/40/45, CRJ1/200

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by xdlx
Wed Nov 28, 2018 1:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Fleet Updates - 2018
Replies: 764
Views: 130549

Re: New AA painted aircraft - 2017

I think AA keeps the A332's for the missions you mentioned, but the A333's are gone cause of their P&W engines, They're orphans in AA's vast fleet Long term, sure. However, AA isn't taking enough 787s by 2019 to free up the 332s & 333s from their current missions. I respectfully disagree. T...

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by xdlx
Wed Nov 14, 2018 12:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Runway incursion Nov 13th at PVG: DL582 (A359) aborted take off
Replies: 62
Views: 15959

Re: Runway incursion Nov 13th at PVG: DL582 (A359) aborted take off

FlyBigDeltaJets wrote:
There are claims of this being an abort below 110kts AND after nose rotation? On a TPAC flight, one of these this is not correct.


what was the wind down the runway? 15-20kts?

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by xdlx
Thu Nov 08, 2018 11:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LGA to west coast
Replies: 45
Views: 5945

Re: LGA to west coast

86300 lbs of fuel in a 764 is enough to go around the world!

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by xdlx
Tue Nov 06, 2018 1:27 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Will we ever see an airline do an around the world flight?
Replies: 37
Views: 5765

Re: Will we ever see an airline do an around the world flight?

The "round the world definition" Ie: a flight Eastbound or Westbound that originates and terminates same station and goes around all the "meridians" in the process. As mentioned before both PAA and TWA offered these in the age of the Connies and later with 707. PAA Eastbound sche...

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by xdlx
Tue Nov 06, 2018 11:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL goes double daily mainline on DTW-JAX
Replies: 67
Views: 6105

Re: DL goes double daily mainline on DTW-JAX

Because JAX is a bottomless pit of money that airlines neglect? Actually JAX is probably one of the highest yield FLORIDA stations for DL. Spirit could have chose to fly to SJU from JAX and DL would have not flinched, but by choosing to fight to a DL HUB the reaction is expected. Spirit is a welcom...

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by xdlx
Tue Oct 30, 2018 12:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta and Haneda
Replies: 97
Views: 15425

Re: Delta and Haneda

So at the “ Ten year mark of DL/NW “. DELTA does what they do best....... dismanle previous footprint and rebrand. NRT the crown jewel of the NW Orient name, now a relic of times gone!

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by xdlx
Fri Oct 26, 2018 12:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian survival questioned-Forbes
Replies: 101
Views: 15635

Re: Norwegian survival questioned-Forbes

I guess I don’t understand why rising fuel costs will hurt Norwegian so much when they have modern 787s. You’d think DL would be hurting flying 767s. SIMPLE : That shiny new Dreamliner cost a fixed amount ++, DL pays nada for the 767 other than operating cost, plane is depreciated and just printing...

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by xdlx
Fri Oct 26, 2018 11:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Interjet to sell its SSJ100 to focus on its A320 fleet.
Replies: 142
Views: 30987

Re: Rumor: Interjet to sell its SSJ100 to focus on its A320 fleet.

Can someone explain to me how Interjet gets rid of Pilot & Support personal strictly based on "fleet". I though the industry respected the SENIORITY BASED longevity in order to retain or furlough personal.

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