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by Alias1024
Fri Jul 12, 2019 1:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Air Lines posts better-than-expected June quarter results
Replies: 44
Views: 7033

Re: Delta Air Lines posts better-than-expected June quarter results

It will be interesting to see how the A330-900NEOs replacing 767-300ERs affects the revenue picture in the Pacific. The aircraft is much larger, but virtually all of that extra space is devoted to premium products, with the addition of Premium Select seating and a much larger Comfort + cabin. DL cl...

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by Alias1024
Thu Jul 11, 2019 5:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Air Lines posts better-than-expected June quarter results
Replies: 44
Views: 7033

Re: Delta Air Lines posts better-than-expected June quarter results

TPAC is still a PRASM dumpster fire, whether one thinks of it as less-than-successful strategy vs. UA or an outcome of Chinese carriers' rapid expansion. Pacific revenues grew 3.2% in the quarter as 9.7% higher capacity was partially offset by a 5.9% decline in unit revenues. Unit revenue performan...

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by Alias1024
Wed Jul 10, 2019 1:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Soccer Charters World Cup, Champions, Europa League, etc. Discussion Thread
Replies: 281
Views: 39596

Re: Soccer Charters World Cup, Champions, Europa League, etc. Discussion Thread

Not exactly the World Cup or UEFA Champions League, but this appears to be the fan charter for New Mexico United supporters heading to tonight's US Open Cup match against Minnesota United FC. The charter sold out 180 seats in under seven minutes, which is impressive for a team that's in the second d...

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by Alias1024
Mon Jul 08, 2019 5:55 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Captains admonishing FO's for using speed brake on descent
Replies: 47
Views: 4525

Re: Captains admonishing FO's for using speed brake on descent

Pilots getting all wound up over a wait for a hotel van is all too common. So is someone stopping suddenly in the terminal and people behind nearly falling like bowling pins.

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by Alias1024
Sun Jul 07, 2019 6:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Volaris cancels ABQ-CUU Flights
Replies: 14
Views: 2336

Re: Volaris cancels ABQ-CUU Flights

Now that Volaris won't fly into Albuquerque anymore, is there a possibility of Interjet or VivaAerobus flying non-stop into Albuquerque from Mexico? If Interjet did so they would definitely fly ABQ-MEX. VivaAerobus could do ABQ-GDL, ABQ-CUU, ABQ-MEX, and ABQ-MTY. I'm sure they will try, but I doubt...

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by Alias1024
Sun Jun 30, 2019 3:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LAX congestion getting out of control?
Replies: 58
Views: 14639

Re: LAX congestion getting out of control?

As an LAX based pilot, I would say that the airside is pretty straightforward and efficient, especially since DL moved to T2 &T3. That move really balanced airfield traffic much better with DL and WN on the north, while AA and UA hub on the south side. Taxi times between the north and south are ...

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by Alias1024
Sat Jun 29, 2019 4:14 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Sanders's plan to eliminate school debt
Replies: 42
Views: 2062

Re: Sanders's plan to eliminate school debt

I don’t think you understand my point. I never took out a private loan. I never screwed over a private business. The government is ENTITLED to pay for their population’s education. It’s in everyone’s best interest. How come all the other first world nations have free and/or subsidized education but...

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by Alias1024
Fri Jun 28, 2019 3:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Widebody Thread - 2019
Replies: 725
Views: 142075

Re: Delta Widebody Thread - 2019

Saw a 339 in SEA this morning at the south satellite. Good looking plane.

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by Alias1024
Mon Jun 17, 2019 9:52 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Lawn mowers: Gas vs. electric
Replies: 32
Views: 1706

Re: Lawn mowers: Gas vs. electric

What's better depends entirely on your needs. I have three small lawns and use a battery powered non-propelled mower and it's plenty. The total to mow all three is about 20 minutes, subtracting time moving between them, and I can do it with a single charge of the smaller battery. The larger battery ...

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by Alias1024
Sat Jun 15, 2019 6:48 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Public proposals: romantic or idiotic
Replies: 22
Views: 1356

Re: Public proposals: romantic or idiotic

I’d imagine some people actually like the idea of a public proposal because it shows their significant other is willing to risk public embarrassment for them. Some just like being the center of attention. Some, it’s tbe significance of the location to the couple and it being public is a byproduct. N...

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by Alias1024
Mon Jun 10, 2019 4:48 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: LAX terminal connections
Replies: 7
Views: 858

Re: LAX terminal connections

There are busses that run between T2, T3, and TBIT.
In T2 busses leave from gate 21A, in T3 gate 35P, and from the lower level gate 136-146 area in TBIT.

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by Alias1024
Wed Jun 05, 2019 9:50 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump Bars Cruise Ships From Visiting Cuba
Replies: 63
Views: 3400

Re: Trump Bars Cruise Ships From Visiting Cuba

Wife and I are booked (paid for in April) on a cruise to Cuba on the Majesty of The Seas leaving from Ft. Lauderdale on July 3rd of this year. From what I have read today it seems like our cruise is still a go since we reserved before June 4th. Is my assumption correct? Any input would be greatly a...

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by Alias1024
Mon May 13, 2019 5:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WestJet acquired by Onex in $5-billion deal
Replies: 103
Views: 19782

Re: WestJet acquired by Onex in $5-billion deal

It is a friendly deal, and the reason the owners agreed is very simple. The buyer is offering 67% more than the closing price on Friday. It is an all-cash deal. I doubt anyone would not agree to this deal. Certainly management would be very happy to cash their stock/options. And if crew folks were ...

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by Alias1024
Mon May 13, 2019 4:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WestJet acquired by Onex in $5-billion deal
Replies: 103
Views: 19782

Re: WestJet acquired by Onex in $5-billion deal

This is shocking and not good news. I can't imagine how the folks at Westjet are feeling right now. That is an airline with a high level of loyalty from crew IMHO. And I see diversity of service leaving the Canadian skies as a result of this. Why on earth was this approved? I think this is not grea...

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by Alias1024
Sat May 11, 2019 8:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Japanese Kansai region mulls re-balancing its multi-airport system of KIX, UKB, ITM
Replies: 22
Views: 5246

Re: Japanese Kansai region mulls re-balancing its multi-airport system of KIX, UKB, ITM

1. Expand kobe and move ITM domestic service to there 2. Downgrade ITM for charter/private jet only, but keep both runway and the apron area Of course the best way is to built 4runways airport in Kobe and the land in KIX would be used for kobe cattle farming By the time you take a train from say Um...

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by Alias1024
Fri May 10, 2019 3:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta A220 route additions
Replies: 266
Views: 10201

Re: Delta A220 route additions

Every DL A220 always turns into a discussion about long/thin routes to ATL that overfly 2-3 other hubs. In the near-term, the A220s are being used to primarily upgauge long CR9/E75/717 flights between key business markets and competitor hubs. I'm just not more skeptical that DL wouldn't add more ca...

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by Alias1024
Sat May 04, 2019 6:43 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What to expect on Holland America MS Koningsdam?
Replies: 7
Views: 1032

Re: What to expect on Holland America MS Koningsdam?

From your list of lines you like, HAL is probably most like Princess, but with even fewer kids and a little more attention to cultural activities. For any specific HAL questions or Koningsdam questions you should head over to the cruisecritic forums. They’re very active and you’ll get quick answers....

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by Alias1024
Fri May 03, 2019 7:25 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: American Century Investments-Private Client Group?
Replies: 2
Views: 310

Re: American Century Investments-Private Client Group?

Do you need financial advice? I mean it’s gracious of them to offer to give you advice for a minimum of $900 per year, but what do you think you could use help with? If you do need advice, is the type of advice you need offered through their services? Have you investigated fee based financial planne...

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by Alias1024
Fri May 03, 2019 4:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First Delta A330neo Rolls Out Of Paintshop
Replies: 104
Views: 32644

Re: First Delta A330neo Rolls Out Of Paintshop

The 330NEO with the mask looks fantastic in Delta's livery. Best looking NEO so far. A330neo with engines https://twitter.com/Frenchpainter/status/1119667118306463744?s=20 https://pbs.twimg.com/media/D4nbQECXoAMkZ8h?format=jpg&name=large Looks great with these red engine covers. I hope they keep...

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by Alias1024
Thu May 02, 2019 3:39 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airline(s) with the most number of sub-fleets
Replies: 14
Views: 2151

Re: Airline(s) with the most number of sub-fleets

Asleep at the wheel and forgot an entire bid category at Delta! Too late to edit so I'll add here the 767-400 with only one variant, so ten bid categories and only three that don't have multiple variants on property or order.

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by Alias1024
Thu May 02, 2019 3:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL, why no B77W?
Replies: 57
Views: 12549

Re: DL, why no B77W?

Going back to DL's overall strategy is that they would rather be able to obtain a revenue premium on the seats/capacity they offer in a market at the expense of spilling lower-margin Y/economy fares where feasible. This the direct opposite strategy of the days when NW would rely heavily upon consol...

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by Alias1024
Thu May 02, 2019 2:58 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airline(s) with the most number of sub-fleets
Replies: 14
Views: 2151

Re: Airline(s) with the most number of sub-fleets

It'll be hard to top Delta for variety of aircraft. These are the current bid categories for pilots. Nine categories with multiple variants on property or on order in seven of the nine. A220 (100/ with 300s on order) A320 (319/320/320 with 321NEO arriving next year) A330 (200/300 with 900NEO arrivin...

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by Alias1024
Sun Apr 28, 2019 6:40 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Narrowbody vs widebody costs trans Atlantic
Replies: 58
Views: 9121

Re: Narrowbody vs widebody costs trans Atlantic

However, as others have said, you also need to factor in cargo - widebodies will carry a lot more cargo than a narrowbody, which will further offset the costs. You are forgetting the revenue side of things, there are a lot more premium seats in a wide body and a lot more cargo space. Don’t forget w...

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by Alias1024
Wed Apr 24, 2019 9:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines "Evolution" to Globe Livery released
Replies: 1781
Views: 356380

Re: United Airlines "Evolution" to Globe Livery released

I'll say this in favor the new livery. When there's several of the new tails lined up at night with their logo lights on it's going to look really good. United's new livery In a word. Disjointed. How is it disjointed? It meshes with the brand voice 100%. If you read the rationale in all of the decis...

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by Alias1024
Wed Apr 24, 2019 2:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines "Evolution" to Globe Livery released
Replies: 1781
Views: 356380

Re: United Airlines "Evolution" to Globe Livery released

My initial gut reaction is that it feels very disjointed. The fuselage and tail seem like they're from totally different liveries. I'm really surprised they kept the grey underbelly. I do very much like the tail though.

Maybe some good pictures in the sun will change my mind.

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by Alias1024
Wed Apr 24, 2019 2:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cathay Pacific cracking down on crews taking pax goodies, leftovers
Replies: 54
Views: 9191

Re: Cathay Pacific cracking down on crews taking pax goodies, leftovers

Regarding bottled water, Crew are loaded a specific allocation of water bottles and catering for their own consumption INFLIGHT, same as the passengers. As far as crew staying in places with unsafe water - Since when do crew stay at hotels that don't have complimentary water bottles per day? This v...

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by Alias1024
Mon Apr 22, 2019 3:56 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Sri Lanka Terrorism
Replies: 33
Views: 4535

Re: Sri Lanka Terrorism

Ya’ll seem more triggered over language used than the actual attacks. The term was used because it was a specific holiday - Easter, duh. There have been calls of condemnation from all over the globe, the response is hardly ‘nothing’ unless one chooses to see that: https://catholicherald.co.uk/news/...

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by Alias1024
Wed Apr 17, 2019 3:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why Does WN Avoid Redeye Flights
Replies: 55
Views: 10924

Re: Why Does WN Avoid Redeye Flights

The Pilots and the FAs have HUGE pay increase adjustments when doing redeye flying. On already trashy redeye yields, how much is left over to make these flights worth it form a profit standpoint? JetBlue pilots make $13 per hour more when flying redeyes. They fly a lot of redeyes. A top of the pay ...

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by Alias1024
Thu Apr 11, 2019 2:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta looking into accelerating MD-90 retirement
Replies: 203
Views: 29539

Re: Delta looking into accelerating MD-90 retirement

Seems like many of the Anderson era strategic thrusts discussed with much chest pounding here on a.net either never happened or are now being slowly unwound. Seems DL MRO is still a great asset, but their dependence on other shops to do rebuilds of various oddball engines seems to be the Achilles h...

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by Alias1024
Wed Mar 20, 2019 2:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Trump to nominate former DL exec as FAA Administrator
Replies: 93
Views: 15060

Re: Trump to nominate former DL exec as FAA Administrator

mxaxai wrote:
Why was the job vacant for so long anyway?

Because senators balked at Trump’s first idea of nominating his personal pilot to head the FAA.

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by Alias1024
Sun Mar 03, 2019 4:31 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why did Mcdonnell Douglas not update the B717/MD95 wing?
Replies: 21
Views: 3663

Re: Why did Mcdonnell Douglas not update the B717/MD95 wing?

One thing to remember about the 717 development is the mission it was designed for was short haul. We're talking about an airplane that at full fuel tanks just barely has the fuel capacity for LGA-MIA with a FLL alternate. 2:30 in the air is all you're going to be planning for and really the concern...

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by Alias1024
Sun Mar 03, 2019 4:17 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Cargo pilots ... ever board your own water, grounds, and filters?
Replies: 18
Views: 2135

Re: Cargo pilots ... ever board your own water, grounds, and filters?

Plenty of pilots who haul passengers bring a french press and their own coffee grounds! The AeroPress is the way to go. Espresso grind works best. (Makes you think a Part 121 pilot invented it.) https://www.amazon.com/AeroPress-Coffee-and-Espresso-Maker/dp/B0047BIWSK/ref=sr_1_5?crid=36FNY48RAJ08O&a...

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by Alias1024
Sun Mar 03, 2019 4:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 3/3/2019: Air Italy Cancels Chicago Flights, United Cancels Massena (MSS)
Replies: 78
Views: 12768

Re: OAG Changes 3/3/2019: Air Italy Cancels Chicago Flights, United Cancels Massena (MSS)

Thanks as always for your work to put this together. :) I'd be interested to see what drives the difference in XNA and LIT, in that XNA has MSP service and LIT has DTW service. I'm sure the answer boils down to Walmart, but I don't know the details. Perhaps because Walmart has a ton of junk from Ch...

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by Alias1024
Mon Feb 25, 2019 3:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta files A220 on SLC-DEN
Replies: 17
Views: 4186

Re: Delta files A220 on SLC-DEN

YellowJ wrote:
I guarantee equipment will fluctuate over the next few months. I wouldn't put too much into a August filing with Delta, who reassigns aircraft like water.


What is reassigned water? Sounds gross.

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by Alias1024
Tue Feb 19, 2019 8:07 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: New vs used cars
Replies: 73
Views: 3851

Re: New vs used cars

Free money doesn’t exist. 0% loans are just a way to get people to buy more. They just bury the money some ware else. Right. And if they are burying it in a 0% offer you’d be stupid to pay too much up front. Its 0% on a 20,000 car but if you pay cash you can buy it for 18,000. That’s the 0% part. F...

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by Alias1024
Thu Feb 14, 2019 7:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: EK cancels 380's, orders 330neo and 350.
Replies: 214
Views: 34275

Re: Confirmed: EK cancels 380's, orders 330neo and 350.

Am I the only one more surprised that they took A350s than the A330NEO? The 339 seemed like an obvious choice as a regional hauler if the 380s were cancelled and EK needed to avoid penalty. The 359 surprises me as I thought EK would be happy to see the 778 as their smallest long haul aircraft going ...

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by Alias1024
Sun Feb 10, 2019 10:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 2/10/2019:AA Exits JFK-MCO; DL Extends ATL-OAK
Replies: 65
Views: 13356

Re: OAG Changes 2/10/2019:AA Exits JFK-MCO; DL Extends ATL-OAK

Nothing for Y4?

Local media has been reporting Volaris will add twice weekly ABQ-CUU.

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by Alias1024
Mon Feb 04, 2019 4:45 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Tax law judgement time
Replies: 50
Views: 6309

Re: Tax law judgement time

Waiting on a couple 1099s still, but right now it’s looking like I’ll be sending the IRS about $2,100. Needless to say, our withholding was a little off under the new law.

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by Alias1024
Thu Jan 31, 2019 3:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future Delta A350 Routes
Replies: 72
Views: 9339

Re: Future Delta A350 Routes

TTailedTiger wrote:
Is ATL the only remaining 777 base?

No. LAX is also a 777 base.

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by Alias1024
Wed Jan 30, 2019 2:05 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Cruise Ship Thread 2019
Replies: 36
Views: 5300

Re: Cruise Ship Thread 2019

Holland America's newest ship, MS Nieuw Statendam, entered service in December of 2018. It's Holland's second Pinnacle class ship, after MS Koningsdam, with a third (as of yet unnamed) Pinnacle class ordered. Like all the HAL ships it has a more classic look than many of the new vessels from other l...

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by Alias1024
Tue Jan 29, 2019 2:13 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Pre-Push Checklists / MTC
Replies: 4
Views: 1023

Re: Pre-Push Checklists / MTC

It really would depend on the nature of the mechanical issue. A pack overheat probably won’t be apparent until closer to pushback since most airlines try to limit APU usage and without the APU there’s no air for the pack before engine start.

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by Alias1024
Sat Jan 26, 2019 9:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Volaris looking to add more US cities in 2019
Replies: 48
Views: 4376

Re: Volaris looking to add more US cities in 2019

I wouldn't be surprised to see Texas markets near the border added. Volaris operates GDL to ABQ in New Mexico, for example. El Paso, Laredo, Corpus Christi, McAllen, Harlingen, or Brownsville are all potential destinations. I would be surprised - cross-border flights get tagged with taxes and custo...

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by Alias1024
Thu Jan 24, 2019 12:56 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Airlines That Have Pilot Bases Outside of Hubs
Replies: 18
Views: 4009

Re: Airlines That Have Pilot Bases Outside of Hubs

Also not uncommon for regionals in the US to have outstation bases. For example SkyWest has crew bases in PSP, FAT, TUS, SAN, BOI, and COS. They also have bases at the hubs for their mainline partners.

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by Alias1024
Mon Jan 21, 2019 2:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First Delta A330neo Rolls Out Of Paintshop
Replies: 104
Views: 32644

Re: First Delta A330neo Rolls Out Of Paintshop

797 wrote:
The plane is still missing its engines. But it sure looks beautiful!

NEO = No Engines Option. Fuel burn is unbelievably low!

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by Alias1024
Fri Jan 18, 2019 8:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines ordered to pay Virgin America flight attendants for unpaid wages for duty time, etc.
Replies: 56
Views: 8363

Re: Alaska Airlines ordered to pay Virgin America flight attendants for unpaid wages for duty time, etc.

Not being in the industry, I never understood how airline personnel are paid. I have seen pay scale for pilots and it appears generous. I know a couple pilots and they live well. Can someone explain block time, etc.? I'll try to give an explanation of how it works in the US. Generally crew are paid...

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by Alias1024
Wed Jan 16, 2019 10:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fourth Quarter/2018 Earnings
Replies: 20
Views: 5834

Re: United Fourth Quarter/2018 Earnings

I’ll be interested to hear the commentary on Pacific markets during the conference call tomorrow. Not just for the comparison to DLs commentary, but whether they are seeing any softening in China demand/pricing.

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by Alias1024
Sat Jan 05, 2019 3:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Viking Cruises revives Mississippi plans; what it means for MSY/MEM/STL/MSP air service?
Replies: 57
Views: 6795

Re: Viking Cruises revives Mississippi plans; what it means for MSY/MEM/STL/MSP air service?

If the ships are similar in size to their European river cruises, I can’t see them having a significant impact on air demand. Those ships are around 100 cabins, with perhaps a bit over 200 guests. So a fleet of 6 would have 1,200 guests sailing at any time, split between four ports. For comparison, ...

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by Alias1024
Sat Dec 29, 2018 9:26 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Starting a new Airline
Replies: 74
Views: 11178

Re: Starting a new Airline

Just looking at today, Delta has 19 flights ATL-MCO, 13 ATL-TPA, 12 ATL-LAX, 9 ATL-RSW, 8 ATL-EWR, and 4 ATL-BUF. Perhaps you’re looking at secondary airports in some of these markets, but I’d give serious though as to how you will compete against this kind of schedule flexibility. A nicer seat for ...

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by Alias1024
Wed Dec 26, 2018 7:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reuters/Norwegian Media: DY at Risk of Collapse
Replies: 184
Views: 37527

Re: Reuters/Norwegian Media: DY at Risk of Collapse

First, a new hire FO at a major airline in Europe will earn about £30,000 -€35,000 as a basic salary in their first year - even less at airlines like Veuling. In which professions will one earn even close to that in their first year? Lots and lots of them. Engineering would be an example of a profe...

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