No, it’s entitlement. People commute to the same office day in and out for the duration of their careers and don’t complain about it. I have to fly to Los Angeles almost every week with little variety but it’s irrelevant because that’s what my job demands of me. Sure I wish they were sending me som...Jump to post
Only in your warped imagination. :lol:. Oh, I'm definitively not concerned about how you're taking it. I'll let your words (the lack of them in this case) tell the story. I genuinely hope this was posted in jest. If not, this displays a gross sense of entitlement. It's not entitlement; it's a natur...Jump to post
It's hilarious how DL has denser seating and the same space-saving lavs that AA is getting a lot of flak for, but DL is viewed as having a superior product, and their financials back it up. Coincidence? Once again, yes. Will you ever provide us with data that says DL's financials are because of PTV...Jump to post
Did anyone truly think that AA would not keep changing their aircraft to industry standard? Their fleet is behind the density curve. Even United changed their minds and will be adding in-seat IFE. AA’s product will noticeably lag behind that of their two biggest competitors once all the refits are d...Jump to post
I think the blogger is mistaking the rooftop photos with it being the wing.
I'd be surprised if this is repaired. Retirement isn't too many years away.
That's not what was asked, and is an attempt to deflect since one generally cannot prove the absence of effect. The question was, show that JVs have disadvantaged the consumer. You didn't. You have failed to support your claim, and I called you out on it. The onus is on you to show the relevant evi...Jump to post
Please explain how JVs have somehow disadvantaged the consumer, seeing as capacity has consistently gone up and (real-adjustment) fares have consistently gone down, throughout their existence. When evaluating the affect of JVs, capacity/traffic means nothing without knowing the change demand. From ...Jump to post
MSPNWA, please elaborate. Take just the "four seconds" part. It implies that the pilots have only four seconds under a challenging situation to take the correct action to save the plane. We know that implication is highly misleading at best. In reality the pilots had much more time than f...Jump to post
New article today in reputable Wall Street Journal. Personally, I don't consider a sensationalist article devoid of highly relevant facts (that could lead readers to different conclusions (meaning it's biased)) as reputable. Sadly the WSJ isn't immune from sensationalist "journalism". Eve...Jump to post
At this point, I think it is unimportant whether the flights could have been saved or not. Rather, the question should be whether it was reasonable to expect the pilots to be the backstop against MCAS v1. For me, that is a resounding NO, it was absolutely not reasonable. I sincerely hope you feel t...Jump to post
Seems like in the past few years Boeing has become wiser and is wary of producing aircraft that aren't a sound business case. Just because you can build it doesn't mean you should. The 778 was a bad idea from the start, and the order book reflected that. A niche product for Qantas isn't going to tur...Jump to post
There's the argument that the 320 competes against the 220-500. I don't buy it. Airbus controls production and sales of the 220 and the 320 NEO families. They can optimize sales and production rates to ensure that overall profit is higher, even with the cut they might have to pay BBD. And the perfo...Jump to post
Decidedly NOT grounded on training issues. training issues would ground pilots, wouldn't it. Boeing has only ever announced changes to the hardware ( and software working on that hardware). No move has been made by Boeing to lay out plans for a proper training curriculum ( as changed reference for ...Jump to post
Here read this please before you embarrass yourself further, this is why I hate sharing knowledge here, there is always one person just like you - https://www.quora.com/Where-do-people-from-Hawaii-go-for-vacation I'm not at all worried about being embarrassed. I don't have to be embarrassed about w...Jump to post
And, why is it grounded? Is it because pilots are poorly trained, and we need this break so that all commercial pilots can go through more training? The plane is grounded in part due to poor pilot training/skill. That factor is completely on topic. Does it strike at all odd to you that the aviation...Jump to post
I lived in Hawaii for years, I was the lead agent at the largest locally owned travel company in the state of Hawaii. We had 13 offices over 4 Islands & were consistently the largest generator of revenue for both Aloha & Hawaiian Airlines for Hawaii POS. Both carriers served Las Vegas &...Jump to post
Aaron747 wrote:Are you going to answer my question above about tyranny? This is the second go-around already.
They why are so many murdered in such a short period of time as compared to when we had an assault weapons ban? Your question would have teeth if it were true. The previous ban was a statistical failure. Interestingly the highest profile shooting took place under the ban. A new bill would be even m...Jump to post
We booked so much California Hotel, you are totally correct it's more Hawaiians there than in Waikiki. Indeed this flight caters to the Hawaiian outbound market & an excellent add given WN''s impending move into the market. Woah, let's slow down here. Maui only has roughly 150,000 residents. It...Jump to post
El Paso, Gilroy, Dayton, Sandy Hook, Las Vegas, Stoneman are not "irrational fear" but military grade killing equipment in the hands of private citizens. It amazes me that some people believe murder and guns are more important and everyone else should just be dismissed. This is what I am ...Jump to post
seb146 wrote:Military weapons should not be in private citizen's hands.
Can I borrow your tin foil hat? I have some steak I made that needs resting. I'll give up my hat once you give up the sand your head is buried in. I'd love a beach on my place. You have to be intentionally ignorant to ignore the harsh reality of countries such as China. Do you think it's wise to op...Jump to post
People like you are why we continue to have mass shootings and inaction from Congress. Why would any civilian need a semi automatic assault rifle? 1) Talk about divisive language.... 2) Ah, the old fallacy of "need". There's hundreds of things a person has that they don't "need"...Jump to post
n7371f wrote:Flying in the US West will be so much more pleasurable and reliable with Compass out of the DL system.
It still annoys me no end that you insist that: aerodynamics caused by the engine placement causes the "potential for the plane to stall during a climb" is somehow "incorrect" when you accept that there is the potential for it to be easier to enter a stall during certain, very r...Jump to post
That's a lie. It happened at a Walmart - and that store is about a quarter-mile from the mall itself. It is hardly "gun-free"; it actually sells guns there. Be careful what you call a lie. You need to confirm whether or not this store had signs not allowing carry. If they did, it's a gun-...Jump to post
While the 787 is now making a production profit, the overall program still has not been paid off and it may never turn an overall profit. And with the 737 MAX delays, the additional development costs, penalties, and lawsuits may mean that that program never turns an overall profit, either. That's a...Jump to post
How many times have we heard that before in corporate history........ The 737 is Boeings' cash cow. Boeing are still swallowing 787 debt and deferments, the 777 is at the brink of a new program with its largest customer re-assessing their order-book, and the 797 looks aways off at the moment. I hav...Jump to post
???? Again, you seem to have your conlcusions reversed. Surely, when a person declines to board a MAX, by definition, that person would know what plane (s)he was supposed to be flying . . . ? ???? I'm talking about those that won't accept the situation but don't have the knowledge to discern what i...Jump to post
Fair enough. But you have to wonder why it's been used here almost exclusively by people promoting a certain viewpoint... And when that viewpoint has been pretty much discredited in the meantime, it's annoying to see someone spouting the same tired old stuff again. It's only "discredited"...Jump to post
tphuang wrote:Is this just to keep the pilots happy?
Prior to flight, I've known the hull number of every aircraft I, or my family, has flown for the last 10 years. Flightradar24 is pretty cheap in the long run. You are part of a very tiny minority. I'm a part of it as well. The vast majority are not like us. I'm reminded often how even people that w...Jump to post
I'm a little bit surprised this was announced prior to the final DOT decision for HND frequencies. Was thinking this would come later. Still sad news, even though it was well-known to be coming. To illustrate how fleeting the industry is, go back 10 years to see NW/DL at NRT. All gone. DL can send t...Jump to post
Most probably not. Air France would have ordered E2s instead - at least for the first 60. If they exercice the 30 + 30, indeed A320's substitution should occur for weaker routes (which is better than abandonning more market share to the LCCs) FWIW, I don't see how ordering A320 NEOs would help AF c...Jump to post
I'm still curious why they ordered 60. That's 10 more than they need to replace the 318s and 319s. No mention at all about the A320 replacement. Abs they added seats. No mention at all about their plan to cut capacity. Kind of a confusing picture. Substitution for A320neo perhaps. Airbus is competi...Jump to post
art wrote:A company like that has no business being in business IMO.
It might be me, but I'm struggling to see how both of these positions can sit together.A root cause is typically the earliest significant contributing factor. If Boeing owns the blame for releasing the system that put the pilots in the position to have a problem, and that problem ultimately conclud...Jump to post
Remember when the Democrats were asking Republicans if they would accept the Mueller Report?
We now know who wouldn't accept it.
ryanflyer wrote:Does anyone know why n717tw was painted back into the normal livery?
Not a chance. There will be many airlines incapable of taking new frames at that rate. Read what MOL at Ryanair has said. There will be a long tail on getting all of these delivered. Not a chance they won't. I haven't read anything from MOL to that should make anyone believe that the "ramps wo...Jump to post
Not bad considering they are the facing the double whammy of the MAX and the maintenance issues. There's plenty of room for improvement.Jump to post
Sooner787 wrote:Man, the job of clearing the backlog of undelivered frames is going to be massive.
Read some estimates of taking all of 2020 to clear the ramps. I think they may well
$5.6B seems fair at this point. I could see it being less or more in the end. It's going to sting, but the in the grand scheme of things it's a speed bump for Boeing. It's not even a full year of profit. If you think Boeing will sell 7-8000 MAX's I have a bridge to sell you. The Max won't last long ...Jump to post