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by Alias1024
Sat Jul 04, 2020 7:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Zero Expressjet (EV) Flights right now.
Replies: 18
Views: 3467

Re: ZERO Expressjet (EV) Flights right now.

Remember there are two EV histories. Both were quite distinct. ASA operated for DL while ExpressJet was a regional owned by CO. CO Sold Expressjet (XE) to SkyWest which also purchased ASA and merged the two together into ExpressJet and used ASA's EV code. CO did not sell ExpressJet to SkyWest. They...

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by Alias1024
Fri Jul 03, 2020 4:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FT: Investors bet AA will file for BK
Replies: 304
Views: 53818

Re: FT: Investors bet AA will file for BK

I personally don’t think the pilot / FA layoffs in October will have as big of an impact as it may appear on current burn rates. Yes the airline will save on benefit costs. However, considering pilots and FA’s are paid based on hours flown, the reduction in pilot and FA costs (excluding befits) sho...

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by Alias1024
Thu Jul 02, 2020 4:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Agrees Not to Involuntarily Lay Off Pilots Until May 2021
Replies: 45
Views: 5581

Re: JetBlue Agrees Not to Involuntarily Lay Off Workers Until May 2021

Gary Kelly early in the pandemic asked the TWU (ops, ramp, provisioning, cargo, FAs, aircraft and sim mechanics) to take pay cuts. But did he ask SWAPA and the pilots? He did not. Pilots all over the industry have already taken pay cuts by having monthly flying reduced to contractual minimums, incl...

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by Alias1024
Tue Jun 30, 2020 6:12 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: SCOTUS Strikes again: Abortion rights prevail
Replies: 76
Views: 2381

Re: SCOTUS Strikes again: Abortion rights prevail

This case was a rehash of the 2016 Texas Case, and i kind of expected Roberts to make this decision. I’ve always thought this case should have been a summary reversal. A legal slap down of the 5th Circuit judges that ignored a clear precedent from the Supreme Court. But I guess Roberts wanted a clo...

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by Alias1024
Thu Jun 25, 2020 3:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Albuquerque/Santa Fe Aviation Thread
Replies: 31
Views: 3346

Re: Albuquerque/Santa Fe Aviation Thread

To jplatts, I agree WN might be able to make ABQ-ATL work. I was shocked that DL discontinued all 3 ATL flights this month, their busiest market out of here. All 3 were supposed to be A321's too. DL is bringing one ATL back in July with an A319 and looks like two in August with A320's. I also agree...

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by Alias1024
Tue Jun 23, 2020 2:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Albuquerque/Santa Fe Aviation Thread
Replies: 31
Views: 3346

Re: Albuquerque/Santa Fe Aviation Thread

I’ll be kind of surprised if B6 comes back. Even when travel times were good ABQ was known to be marginal for them at best. It seems like a route that does fine in the summer with pretty good load factors, but really struggles in the winter. They might decide to continue it this fall simply to keep...

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by Alias1024
Sat Jun 20, 2020 3:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL to permanently retire entire 777 fleet
Replies: 725
Views: 110627

Re: DL to permanently retire entire 777 fleet

I wish the A333 rate was there for comparison. I think though, and was trying to suggest that while that has long been the operative logic in ALPA negotiations, it may very well be counter-productive. Especially right now. It relies on a premise that the more passengers on board, the harder it is t...

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by Alias1024
Wed Jun 17, 2020 5:18 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: A320 Use of Reduced Landing Flaps?
Replies: 4
Views: 1411

Re: A320 Use of Reduced Landing Flaps?

One other point to mention is that the cost savings of landing at flaps 3 can be negated by heavier brake usage. So if the choice is between flaps 3/autobrakes medium or flaps full/autobrakes low, my company prefers the flaps full approach. Generally I’ll use flaps 3 if I have a long runway and anti...

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by Alias1024
Fri Jun 05, 2020 7:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TSA Screening Numbers - Charts and Comparisons
Replies: 234
Views: 35441

Re: TSA Screening Numbers - Charts and Comparisons

32andBelow wrote:
Gonna crush 400 today. Maybe 450. Friday’s always crush Thursdays.


Every airport I’ve traveled through today felt noticeably more crowded than the last couple weeks. 450,000 wouldn’t surprise me.

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by Alias1024
Tue Jun 02, 2020 4:45 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Invest in Airbus or Boeing
Replies: 27
Views: 2507

Re: Invest in Airbus or Boeing

How old are the analyst notes with price targets? If the Boeing ones are newer than Airbus that could explain the difference. Also, Wall Street analysts’ recommendations are almost uniformly garbage. The incentives are all wrong. They almost never put a sell rating on anything because that company’s...

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by Alias1024
Sun May 24, 2020 3:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: LATAM files for Bankruptcy
Replies: 282
Views: 53560

Re: LATAM moving towards bankruptcy

To echo usflyer's point.... the extrael cost of flying to both ATL and MIA will significantly outweigh the increase in connectivity that ATL provides. Furthermore, because MIA is so far south it requires almost zero backtracking for flights in the far south of the USA - eg to visit the mouse / them...

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by Alias1024
Tue May 19, 2020 7:27 pm
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: LAX In In Out
Replies: 12
Views: 3171

Re: LAX In In Out

The park area is still open. I was there just a couple days ago. No dining in the restaurant or at the outdoor patio area and they have security enforcing that rule. Either drive through or order by phone. Phone number is posted on the entrances to the restaurant.

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by Alias1024
Thu May 14, 2020 3:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL Will Have 7,000 Extra Pilots in Fall
Replies: 176
Views: 23659

Re: DL Will Have 7,000 Extra Pilots in Fall

You don't know what you're talking about. They aren't furloughing 7000 pilots. Or... ...we will be overstaffed by more than 7,000 pilots. I recognize that is an alarming number so it’s important to know that our intent is to align staffing for what we need over the long term. By the third quarter 2...

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by Alias1024
Thu May 14, 2020 2:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL to permanently retire entire 777 fleet
Replies: 725
Views: 110627

Re: DL to permanently retire entire 777 fleet

Posters at PC saying the AE memo highlights are: ER Bases closing in SLC, MSP, DTW 717 bases closing in MSP, NYC 10,730 active pilot positions (a reduction of about 2,500 positions That would put the furlough list around late 2016-early 2017. I can easily see the 175’s replacing the 717’s, and the ...

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by Alias1024
Thu May 14, 2020 1:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta plans to emerge a "smaller" carrier
Replies: 1516
Views: 260944

Re: Delta plans to emerge a "smaller" carrier

The writing has been on the wall for the 777 at Delta since the LATAM deal was announced. All those extra A350s had to go somewhere.

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by Alias1024
Wed May 13, 2020 3:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA planning layoffs but not AA, DL etc..?
Replies: 110
Views: 14880

Re: UA planning layoffs but not AA, DL etc..?

Just about every company out there does layoffs based on merit and not seniority, INCLUDING management employees at airlines. So please don’t argue that “there’s no other way to do it”, because that’s ludicrous. The only reason airlines lay off in seniority order is because the CBAs require it and ...

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by Alias1024
Thu May 07, 2020 8:35 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Any real-world a320 pilots here, please (climb out advice)?
Replies: 15
Views: 3623

Re: Any real-world a320 pilots here, please (climb out advice)?

Did you change the altitude when it showed ALT* ? It would revert to V/S if the altitude capture mode is interrupted by setting a new altitude. Simulator instructors will often intentionally time new altitude assignments with the engagement of ALT* to see if the students realize the aircraft reverte...

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by Alias1024
Mon May 04, 2020 5:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada announced for Q1 2020 a $1.05B loss + retirement of 79 older aircraft
Replies: 165
Views: 26763

Re: Air Canada to Cut Capacity 75% July-September

One of the issues here in Canada is that we have inter-provincial travel restrictions. All provinces require a 14 day isolation even if travelling from another province so domestic travel is likely affected to a greater degree than in the US. Many states have similar restrictions. Some for all out ...

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by Alias1024
Sat May 02, 2020 6:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020
Replies: 2384
Views: 411562

Re: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020

Do you recall a UA statement how soon traffic will be down 'only' 30%? Quarter or month? It doesn’t say when they expect to be back to that level, only that May and June are down 90% and this displacement has been based off of a 30% schedule reduction. They don’t know when demand will come back in ...

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by Alias1024
Sun Apr 19, 2020 5:42 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: VP Choice for the democratic party.
Replies: 86
Views: 3200

Re: VP Choice for the democratic party.

It's unlikely that a VP choice will impact that election at all in practice with the sole exception of in states where the VP candidate is from. I think the VP choice was a key part of Trump winning in 2016. Pence had the credibility with the evangelical base of the Republican Party that Trump clea...

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by Alias1024
Fri Apr 17, 2020 8:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta plans to emerge a "smaller" carrier
Replies: 1516
Views: 260944

Re: Delta plans to emerge a

It is not necessarily an asset, but say if DL used the cash they used for buy-backs to pay down the debt they have. Then they would have entered this challenging time with much less debt and they could have gone to banks and taken on the debt to weather the storm. Instead, they have had to go to th...

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by Alias1024
Tue Apr 14, 2020 5:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta plans to emerge a "smaller" carrier
Replies: 1516
Views: 260944

Re: Delta plans to emerge a "smaller" carrier

Delta is reported to be close to raising another $1 billion in a sale-leaseback transaction. That would bring total cash raised since the beginning of the crisis to $7.6 billion. http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2020-04-14/delta-to-tap-jets-for-1-billion-in-cash-amid-talks-for-u-s-aid It's ac...

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by Alias1024
Tue Apr 14, 2020 4:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta plans to emerge a "smaller" carrier
Replies: 1516
Views: 260944

Re: Delta plans to emerge a "smaller" carrier

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/ ... or-u-s-aid
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Delta is reported to be close to raising another $1 billion in a sale-leaseback transaction. That would bring total cash raised since the beginning of the crisis to $7.6 billion.

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/ ... or-u-s-aid

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by Alias1024
Mon Apr 13, 2020 2:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta plans to emerge a "smaller" carrier
Replies: 1516
Views: 260944

Re: Delta plans to emerge a "smaller" carrier

Did Delta execute any loans with any large banks? I know Jetblue about a month ago took out a $1,000,000,000 loan with Morgan Stanley, effectively maxing out their credit card, is Delta doing the same or are they going to rely on taxpayers to bail them out? Source on the Jetblue Loan: https://seeki...

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by Alias1024
Fri Apr 10, 2020 3:33 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Switching between carriers in a regional airline
Replies: 2
Views: 834

Re: Switching between carriers in a regional airline

Typically they will fly for multiple carriers, however the individual trips will be built for only one mainline partner. That way delays from one airline's operation will not affect the other partners. For example a SkyWest pilot on the E175, based in SLC may do a four day trip where all the flights...

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by Alias1024
Fri Apr 03, 2020 11:17 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: A series of posts about virology
Replies: 60
Views: 4043

Re: A series of posts about virology

Extremely informative and interesting. Thank you DocLightning!

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by Alias1024
Wed Apr 01, 2020 2:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SkyWest grounding flights?
Replies: 6
Views: 2449

Re: SkyWest grounding flights?

Delta/Delta Connection has done a multi day near total pull-down of NYC. OO's crew base at LGA is closed now, so they probably don't have any LGA 175 flying left at this point anyway. That's my thought as well. DL gutted the NYC schedules since it's the epicenter of the coronavirus outbreak in the ...

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by Alias1024
Thu Mar 19, 2020 6:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will Korean Air Be Shutting Down?
Replies: 105
Views: 33062

Re: Will Korean Air Be Shutting Down?

jagraham wrote:
Analysts say that DL needs $10 billion per month to operate normally.


Are you sure that’s not per quarter? DL did less they $5 billion in revenue per month last year and was wildly profitable.

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by Alias1024
Wed Mar 18, 2020 4:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Speculation: American Airlines might file bankruptcy again
Replies: 310
Views: 64065

Re: Speculation: American Airlines might file bankruptcy again

It is sounding more and more likely that the US airline industry will receive $50 billion worth of loan guarantees. This is really all they need IMO. This backstop should allow them to draw any undrawn credit facilities and access the "liquidity" of the assets on the balance sheet like own...

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by Alias1024
Wed Mar 18, 2020 2:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aviation sector unpaid leaves and layoffs thread
Replies: 202
Views: 32788

Re: Airlines unpaid leaves and layoffs thread

One aspect of furloughs that I find curious (and problematic) is that furloughs are generally just driven by straight DOH seniority. I wonder to what degree certain bases (obviously varies by airline) will be impacted. Some are far more senior than others, which could result in involuntary displace...

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by Alias1024
Mon Mar 16, 2020 3:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Speculation: American Airlines might file bankruptcy again
Replies: 310
Views: 64065

Re: Speculation: American Airlines might file bankruptcy again

Delta snapped their fingers and raised $1 Billion last week against owned aircraft. There's an SEC filing. Keep up. Carriers may not get book value for all assets but they can still borrow. So far US airlines are seeing the ability to raise cash. Hopefully that continues the next couple weeks, beca...

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by Alias1024
Mon Mar 16, 2020 3:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Speculation: American Airlines might file bankruptcy again
Replies: 310
Views: 64065

Re: Speculation: American Airlines might file bankruptcy again

AA has more cash availabe than United and Delta and a much newer fleet. United and Delta have tons of 757 and 767 to replace. AA is done with all that. AA has all the expensive investments behind. This is about the short term cash flow problems that all airlines are facing over the next few months....

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by Alias1024
Sun Mar 15, 2020 3:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Early retirement for flight crews
Replies: 72
Views: 11449

Re: Early retirement for flight crews

A pilot retiring at the same time as their fleet is either a fluke of timing or by choice. If they wish to continue flying they will be retrained for a position of their choosing that their seniority will allow.

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by Alias1024
Fri Mar 13, 2020 4:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Speculation: American Airlines might file bankruptcy again
Replies: 310
Views: 64065

Re: Speculation: American Airlines might file bankruptcy again

Boof02671 wrote:
AA also has $10 billion of unencumbered assets


The Fed just had to buy $1.5 trillion in bonds to stop the credit markets from locking up. Securing loans against those assets could be tricky for any airline right now.

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by Alias1024
Wed Mar 11, 2020 8:20 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 2020 Democratic Primary Thread
Replies: 688
Views: 21453

Re: 2020 Democratic Primary Thread

The sad thing that makes me upset about this is that the establishment took the choice away from many voters by convincing people to get out of the race. Imagine how super Tuesday would have gone had voters still been able to choose from Buttigieg and Klobuchar in addition to who was left. I don't ...

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by Alias1024
Sun Mar 08, 2020 9:44 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Question for Airbus A330 pilots
Replies: 11
Views: 2605

Re: Question for Airbus A330 pilots

Any of you Airbus guys find selecting the speed and activating the approach phase at cruise level helpful to get quicker thrust changes with the A/T to get better airspeed control in wave/turbulence? After you are through the wave/turbulence you just re-cruise it so it can go back into soft cruise ...

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by Alias1024
Tue Mar 03, 2020 10:48 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 2020 Democratic Primary Thread
Replies: 688
Views: 21453

Re: 2020 Democratic Primary Thread

Biden is going to be pressured to pick Abrams from the party but his campaign knows she doesn't help in the general. Biden can't win GA and he needs to win OH and PA. Harris is done. I’m not sure he will get much pressure to pick Abrams. She doesn’t bring the liberal wing of the party. Harris doesn...

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by Alias1024
Tue Mar 03, 2020 5:18 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 2020 Democratic Primary Thread
Replies: 688
Views: 21453

Re: 2020 Democratic Primary Thread

I know a lot of angry democrats. Biden vs. Sanders is exactly the choice they wanted to avoid. Another thought about Biden as nominee. Going with the heir apparent doesn't seem to have worked so well in the last few decades, and Biden came into this as the presumptive nominee. GWB won in 2000, but t...

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by Alias1024
Thu Feb 27, 2020 11:21 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Silly designs in otherwise great aircraft
Replies: 56
Views: 7704

Re: Silly designs in otherwise great aircraft

The A330 main gear has a "shortening mechanism" to fit the gear in the well on retraction. For no apparent reason, the ECAM message for a fault with the shortening mechanism is " lengthening fault"... Probably written by the same engineer that thought when you fly past Top of De...

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by Alias1024
Thu Feb 27, 2020 11:18 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Silly designs in otherwise great aircraft
Replies: 56
Views: 7704

Re: Silly designs in otherwise great aircraft

GalaxyFlyer wrote:
Dating me, but using mirror to read the compass in the -9 was pretty silly. I mean, it wasn’t designed by Lucas engineers despite the appearance.


Even sillier is that they kept that design all the way through the MD-95/717

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by Alias1024
Mon Feb 24, 2020 4:30 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 2020 Democratic Primary Thread
Replies: 688
Views: 21453

Re: 2020 Democratic Primary Thread

Secondly, the grassroots support that Bernie has actually translates to other voters. Yet for all of that, he always hits a hard ceiling at 20-25%. Well....this post did not age well, as Bernie got almost 45 percent of the Nevada vote. Everyone has underestimated Bernie, and now they are running ar...

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by Alias1024
Wed Feb 19, 2020 11:05 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 2020 Democratic Primary Thread
Replies: 688
Views: 21453

Re: 2020 Democratic Primary Thread

Buttigieg - There has been excellent reporting by the Hill on how Buttigieg is lying about his support in the Black Community and also using some black supporters as props to play to this group. Since he isn't doing well with minorities in general, I don't think this comes up but he needs to find a...

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by Alias1024
Sun Feb 16, 2020 4:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Albuquerque/Santa Fe Aviation Thread
Replies: 31
Views: 3346

Re: Albuquerque/Santa Fe Aviation Thread

Looks like DL has switched ABQ over to the A321. Recently on the ATL flights. Interesting as I was under the impression that the A321s wouldn’t be doing much out west. Will these be payload restricted on this trip if used in the summer? I know the A321 has good range but I believe Delta has some of...

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by Alias1024
Mon Feb 10, 2020 10:22 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Bloomberg Schools Dems With New Campaign Ad
Replies: 28
Views: 1168

Re: Bloomberg Schools Dems With New Campaign Ad

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mrX3Ql31URA
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This isn't the first time someone has tried using Trump's words against him. Hillary Clinton ran a very similar advertisement in 2016.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mrX3Ql31URA

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by Alias1024
Wed Feb 05, 2020 11:09 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Impeachment part II: The Senate Trial
Replies: 632
Views: 15220

Re: Trump acquitted

Well there are 47.5 GOP senators without a backbone. Mitt voted for Abuse of Power and against Obstruction of Congress. I would have voted the same. Abuse of Power was shown and isn’t even really questioned by many GOP senators. They just choose to ignore it out of political expediency. Obstruction...

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by Alias1024
Wed Jan 22, 2020 2:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA "American Champions" program
Replies: 56
Views: 5333

Re: AA "American Champions" program

It is a great way to take the most engaged employees and turn them into disliked management shills. This!!! Who doesn't like being cornered by their coworker, eager to evangelize about their employer? Even better, who doesn't like knowing that they sure as hell had better be upbeat in the conversat...

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by Alias1024
Tue Jan 21, 2020 4:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A clean-sheet 50-90 pax Turboprop by Boeing Brasil Commercial-Embraer. Disruptive technologies needed ?
Replies: 120
Views: 14932

Re: A clean-sheet 50-90 pax Turboprop by Boeing Brasil Commercial-Embraer. Disruptive technologies needed ?

The obvious need right now is in the 50 seat space. CRJ-200s and E-145s are getting quite old and are very inefficient. I would imagine they will make at least two models and want to probably size it similar to the ATR-42/72. The problem they face with going larger than roughly 70 seats is they comp...

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by Alias1024
Sun Jan 19, 2020 5:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Board of Directors/Shareholders view on Doug Parker
Replies: 30
Views: 7364

Re: AA Board of Directors/Shareholders view on Doug Parker

The BoD is not going to publicly undercut the CEO. They will say they fully support Parker right up until the press release is issued announcing his retirement. If there’s division amongst the board it is usually kept quiet. As Revelation said above, you usually won’t see board members publicly deno...

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by Alias1024
Fri Jan 10, 2020 6:24 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Questions about the CRJ series
Replies: 7
Views: 1351

Re: Questions about the CRJ series

1) Climb performance is a little better for the 700 than the 900. Both far outperform the 200. The 200 wimps out in the mid-20s. 2) Holds speed pretty well. We usually cruised around .77 Mach in the 700/900 for economy. Perhaps a little tweaking here and there as atmospheric conditions changed. 3) N...

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by Alias1024
Thu Jan 09, 2020 4:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta CES 2020 Keynote Address
Replies: 25
Views: 4644

Re: Delta CES 2020 Keynote Address

Very cool, thanks for posting! We'll see how well the virtual queue will work, people already seem clueless when boarding announcements are shouted at them. I don't doubt Delta's ability to push individual boarding group announcements through the app. I doubt passenger's willingness to stay seated ...

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