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by gonnagetbumpy
Sun Apr 21, 2019 11:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta allegedly lobbying against new FAA rest rule for cabin crew
Replies: 79
Views: 18496

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

Sara Nelson will day anything she can to make an ‘enemy’ to fight against. This is actually false, however, they have tried to delay it some to get some technology things fixed before it is implemented. They've also hired several hundred additional flights attendants in preparation for it.

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by gonnagetbumpy
Wed Mar 06, 2019 5:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: American Airlines to Modify Project Oasis Planes.
Replies: 258
Views: 50130

Re: Rumor: American Airlines to Modify Project Oasis Planes.

I like how you used AA economy class photo to compare with Deltas first. CNN is that you? I was on a dal 88 not long ago in economy. Knees jammed in the seat in front. Dal 88s are configured for 149, AA is 140. Where are you getting your analysis from? The photo really doesn't matter. You can see c...

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by gonnagetbumpy
Fri Aug 10, 2018 12:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United updating brand with new colors
Replies: 128
Views: 26286

Re: United updating brand with new colors

"Alright then folks... what color should we add into the mix?" "Delta just rolled out dark purple uniforms..." "Dark purple it is then!" The decision to include purple (and the other colors) is literally a years-long project. As noted, Premium Plus already wears the pu...

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by gonnagetbumpy
Wed Feb 07, 2018 5:55 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: JetBlue Cabin Questions
Replies: 22
Views: 3527

Re: JetBlue Cabin Questions

I didn't find the 34" of pitch on the A320s very roomy. Likely because they are non-slimline but I felt the 33" (RIP) A321's HD. had more room

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by gonnagetbumpy
Fri Sep 22, 2017 12:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Aircraft Refurbishment - 2017
Replies: 881
Views: 171923

Re: Delta Aircraft Refurbishment - 2017

764s will also get an interior mod (thank goodness). I believe starting next year but don't know dates.

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by gonnagetbumpy
Tue Aug 22, 2017 10:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta A319/A320 New Overhead Bins
Replies: 23
Views: 9194

Re: Delta A319/A320 New Overhead Bins

That's not true. They don't stay down because they recently went through a modification that installed stronger springs on the bins. The old springs didn't provide enough lift assist and flight attendants were having a difficult time closing them. We still have trouble closing them and they are not...

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by gonnagetbumpy
Tue Aug 22, 2017 4:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta A319/A320 New Overhead Bins
Replies: 23
Views: 9194

Re: Delta A319/A320 New Overhead Bins

The very reason why it doesn't stay down is because if it stays down, even more people will hit their heads like the two previous replies have mentioned. The 737 design is definitely better in this respect. That's not true. They don't stay down because they recently went through a modification that...

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by gonnagetbumpy
Wed Aug 02, 2017 11:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Thompson Aero reveals new narrowbody lie flat Business Class
Replies: 26
Views: 6716

Re: Thompson Aero reveals new narrowbody lie flat Business Class

This is what JetBlue will be using on their 321 NEO that have Mint.

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by gonnagetbumpy
Sat Jul 22, 2017 9:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA lack of destinations?
Replies: 25
Views: 5333

Re: AA lack of destinations?

Two big reasons: 1. AA is the most profitable airline in the world. They are great at making profitable business decisions, and flying to Russia, Africa, and most of the places you name will not make money for AA. And 2.: AA has some of the best joint ventures (JL, BA, IB, AY) and codeshares (until...

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by gonnagetbumpy
Sun Jun 25, 2017 12:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Aircraft Refurbishment - 2017
Replies: 881
Views: 171923

Re: Delta Aircraft Refurbishment - 2017

Another interesting tidbit: the main cabin seats on the MD-90 and 717 have about five years and then must be replaced as something happened with certification. That can't be super cheap either.

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by gonnagetbumpy
Sun Jun 11, 2017 6:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Aircraft Refurbishment - 2017
Replies: 881
Views: 171923

Re: Delta Aircraft Refurbishment - 2017

Why didn't they convert them to the same config as the others and where are these planes coming from?

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by gonnagetbumpy
Thu Jun 08, 2017 6:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: One-off Domestic routing - Delta 747
Replies: 58
Views: 14382

Re: One-off Domestic routing - Delta 747

F is sold out.

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by gonnagetbumpy
Thu Jun 08, 2017 5:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA FAs to get TUMI rollaboards
Replies: 54
Views: 10278

Re: UA FAs to get TUMI rollaboards

Delta will be rolling out specific luggage as well. They have been testing several brands, with Tumi being one of them. Did United do testing too? Operationally in May, according to United they 'departed' as the most on time airline but didn't arrive. Also they compare their April baggage performanc...

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by gonnagetbumpy
Wed Jun 07, 2017 1:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates considering deferrals & grounding aircraft
Replies: 68
Views: 21756

Re: Emirates considering deferrals & grounding aircraft

These airlines did exceedingly well when fuel prices were sky high, and now talk about deferring orders, culling destinations and plunging profits when oil prices are at record lows. Go figure. It's not hard to connect the dots. Isn't it coincidental? Their governments support them significantly an...

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by gonnagetbumpy
Thu May 25, 2017 2:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue on Wednesday, May 24th, Very High Delayed flights %, Why?
Replies: 53
Views: 6286

Re: JetBlue on Wednesday, May 24th, Very High Delayed flights %, Why?

JetBlue is very poor at being punctual - they discuss it regularly internally and have implemented things to get better (although it doesn't seem to be helping). Decent airline but definitely don't fly them if you want to get to your destination on time.

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by gonnagetbumpy
Sun May 21, 2017 3:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta to issue RFP for up to 150 Narrowbodies
Replies: 399
Views: 91457

Re: Delta to issue RFP for up to 150 Narrowbodies?

You speak of ridiculous, yet make such a conclusion as this? For the most part, Airbus has had the product+availability+price that DL wanted. Full stop. That pendulum will swing back to Boeing at some point. And then again to Airbus. Emotion plays no part in that. That's AvGeek nonsense, not Corpor...

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by gonnagetbumpy
Thu May 18, 2017 10:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why Delta decided to stop being the mean airline...
Replies: 44
Views: 9752

Re: Why Delta decided to stop being the mean airline...

Bloomberg doesn't mean "mean" as unfriendly towards customers. By "mean" they meant DL taking a hard, vocal, and very public stance against other airlines/politicians/government policy to try and get what they wanted with minimal will to compromise. It often came across as DL tr...

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by gonnagetbumpy
Wed May 17, 2017 7:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Aircraft Refurbishment - 2017
Replies: 881
Views: 171923

Re: Delta Aircraft Refurbishment - 2017

P2 does include AVOD. I believe only three have avod right now. Also row 10 (first row of main cabin) had an interesting screen setup. Seats a,c,d,f use the seat back of the F seat for the screen. The middle seats, b and e, have in arm screens.

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by gonnagetbumpy
Sat May 13, 2017 9:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta LAX terminal plans updates and discussion thread
Replies: 474
Views: 130920

Re: Delta LAX Terminal Plans Revealed

Has jetblue formally announced their intention to create a lounge in T5?

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by gonnagetbumpy
Thu Apr 20, 2017 1:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Passenger assaults AA pilot in MCI.
Replies: 75
Views: 13981

Re: Passenger assaults AA pilot in MCI.

Many customers, in general, are beyond rude the moment they get to the airport. I think it is because they are expecting the worst and at times they get the worst, however, it is certainly a two way street. I regularly see airlines get the blame for things that they shouldn't. I would say it is also...

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by gonnagetbumpy
Fri Apr 14, 2017 6:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL orders additional 737-900ER aircraft
Replies: 56
Views: 14464

Re: DL orders additional 737-900ER aircraft

:banghead: I'm tired of the 739 already, I don't think it's all that great of a plane honestly, it's basically cuddle seating, the cargo bin is longer than the Great Wall of China, not to mention the ceiling in the bin is so low anyone over 5'8 smacks their head every time. Have you ever been in th...

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by gonnagetbumpy
Fri Apr 14, 2017 6:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta denied boarding compensation max now $9,950
Replies: 58
Views: 9707

Re: Delta denied boarding compensation max now $9,950

At some airports Delta also offers gift cards in those values such as AMEX and Amazon.

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by gonnagetbumpy
Fri Apr 14, 2017 2:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL orders additional 737-900ER aircraft
Replies: 56
Views: 14464

Re: DL orders addiontal 737-900ER aircraft

Seating Difference: 19 seats.

739: 180
757 D/H: 199

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by gonnagetbumpy
Fri Apr 07, 2017 12:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Heck, Delta is having it bad
Replies: 354
Views: 47143

Re: Heck, ATL is having it bad.

Delta proportionally puts more eggs into a single hub than any other carrier; when things go operationally badly South at ATL, it has a proportionately larger impact on the whole network than say a similar event at DFW (AA) or UA (IAH). This is so untrue and proof that you are not familiar with all...

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by gonnagetbumpy
Thu Apr 06, 2017 11:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Heck, Delta is having it bad
Replies: 354
Views: 47143

Re: Heck, ATL is having it bad.

For the storm, they've actually done a decent job. I've seen more positive news stories about pizza and drinks than negative ones. It does look like things are rough right now but they are working hard. Executives (all the way to the top) and corporate staff are at the Atl airport helping.

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by gonnagetbumpy
Wed Apr 05, 2017 9:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: And the Oscar goes to.......Delta
Replies: 14
Views: 4379

Re: And the Oscar goes to.......Delta

Definitely a nice and innovative product. I hope the cabin looks a bit more spruced up but the actual seats look great.

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by gonnagetbumpy
Tue Apr 04, 2017 1:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hawaiian reveals new a321neo interiors
Replies: 54
Views: 11622

Re: Hawaiian reveals new a321neo interiors

Those F seats look like they could be a solid Y+ seat on a longhaul carrier. Do they have leg rests that come out of the bottom? It looks like the BE Aerospace MiQ seat, which AA uses for both domestic first (two-class) and widebody Premium Economy seats. The domestic first seats do not have a foot...

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by gonnagetbumpy
Sun Apr 02, 2017 2:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UNITED, new NYC area outdoor advertising
Replies: 72
Views: 5029

Re: UNITED, new NYC area outdoor advertising

Can anyone get some pics of it? I want to see this! :)

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by gonnagetbumpy
Tue Feb 28, 2017 10:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Aircraft Refurbishment - 2017
Replies: 881
Views: 171923

Re: Delta Aircraft Refurbishment - 2017

Are the regional jets getting new seats so they are consistent or just new dress covers? I find some of the first class seats in the embraer and crj to be terrible.

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by gonnagetbumpy
Wed Feb 15, 2017 12:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL Employees Share $1.1 Billion USD in Profit Sharing Today
Replies: 47
Views: 5507

Re: DL Employees Share $1.1 Billion USD in Profit Sharing Today

To those that chipped in about the "overpaid" pilots and bonus amounts while also laughing at the issue of union representation, the pilots are unionized and collectively bargained for their rates, rules and profit sharing. It seems that many on this board frown on unions but theirs secur...

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by gonnagetbumpy
Tue Feb 14, 2017 10:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL Employees Share $1.1 Billion USD in Profit Sharing Today
Replies: 47
Views: 5507

Re: DL Employees Share $1.1 Billion USD in Profit Sharing Today

Boof02671 wrote:
An AA topped out FSC makes $30.17 an hour.


What is an FSC? I know a 'standard' ramp agent at Delta makes 30.13 an hour when they top out.

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by gonnagetbumpy
Tue Feb 14, 2017 9:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL Employees Share $1.1 Billion USD in Profit Sharing Today
Replies: 47
Views: 5507

Re: DL Employees Share $1.1 Billion USD in Profit Sharing Today

Do you not understand simple math? It is a 50% reduction in payout. FA received $12,000 last year, worked about the same amount of hours and now received $6,000. That is a 50% reduction in payout. If you take $12,000 and it was only reduced 10% that would be $1,200 loss, not $6,000. I understand it...

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by gonnagetbumpy
Tue Feb 14, 2017 9:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL Employees Share $1.1 Billion USD in Profit Sharing Today
Replies: 47
Views: 5507

Re: DL Employees Share $1.1 Billion USD in Profit Sharing Today

The profit sharing wasnt reduced 10%, it was 20% reduced to 10%, that is a 50% cut. So your math is wrong. Many FAs have seen over a $6,000 reduction, when last year they got $12,000. I know a ramper that lost $8,000. So if someone got $12k last year, and now only received $6k, please explain how t...

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by gonnagetbumpy
Tue Feb 14, 2017 8:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL Employees Share $1.1 Billion USD in Profit Sharing Today
Replies: 47
Views: 5507

Re: DL Employees Share $1.1 Billion USD in Profit Sharing Today

Oh yeah, the annual Valentine's Day gloat thread. Pride infests this company. Should we have a thread for every airline? Amazing reward for the world's best airline employees. I am proud to be your customer. Thank you to all of the DL people who make my world travels safe, reliable and comfortable....

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by gonnagetbumpy
Tue Feb 14, 2017 8:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL Employees Share $1.1 Billion USD in Profit Sharing Today
Replies: 47
Views: 5507

Re: DL Employees Share $1.1 Billion USD in Profit Sharing Today

RRs have a version of PPT, 1 hour is accrued for every 30 hours worked. Company will contribute 3% to a 401k starting in April, however no match is provided for any employee contributions. Yes, that's exactly what PPT is: an accrued time off. A 3% standard contribution is significantly more than ma...

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by gonnagetbumpy
Tue Feb 14, 2017 7:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL Employees Share $1.1 Billion USD in Profit Sharing Today
Replies: 47
Views: 5507

Re: DL Employees Share $1.1 Billion USD in Profit Sharing Today

Delta's workgroups are compensated higher than American and United. Their union didn't get them more than what Delta gives their employees. And AA's unionized FAs are picketing today at a few hub airports around the country, protesting that their compensation and working conditions are worse than a...

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by gonnagetbumpy
Tue Feb 14, 2017 6:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL Employees Share $1.1 Billion USD in Profit Sharing Today
Replies: 47
Views: 5507

Re: DL Employees Share $1.1 Billion USD in Profit Sharing Today

Lucky? You do realize DL's ramp is 40% ready reserve employees, they have no benefits, no sick time, no OJI time, no vacation time, they are maxed out at $14 an hour and their hours are capped. They have no 401k match nor any pension. DL has three different pay scales for ACS benefited employees, t...

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by gonnagetbumpy
Tue Feb 14, 2017 2:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL Employees Share $1.1 Billion USD in Profit Sharing Today
Replies: 47
Views: 5507

Re: DL Employees Share $1.1 Billion USD in Profit Sharing Today

And the non-union DL employees saw their PS cut in half, all DL has succeed in doing is gaining more momentum for the FAs and Ramp to become IAM members. . You obviously have no clue on what your talking about. LOL :rotfl: Are you looking in the mirror? FAs are posting an average of $6,000 or highe...

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by gonnagetbumpy
Mon Feb 06, 2017 8:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Mini-drones used in SB halftime show??
Replies: 16
Views: 3020

Re: Mini-drones used in SB halftime show??

Disney has done this at Epcot for some of their shows. Very neat to see in person.(Just actually read the article and it already mentions that in there...oops!)

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by gonnagetbumpy
Fri Feb 03, 2017 1:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA/DL/UA Try to Meet w/Secretary of State to Stop EK EWR-ATH
Replies: 98
Views: 10387

Re: AA/DL/UA Try to Meet w/Secretary of State to Stop EK EWR-ATH

Maybe the US Airlines should be required to bring back the reservation agents and customer service from India and other foreign lands? If the US airlines had a decent product they might not lose so many pax to the ME3. The attitude of UA FA's is very differrent than that of the ME 3. Those CEO shou...

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by gonnagetbumpy
Fri Feb 03, 2017 1:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA/DL/UA Try to Meet w/Secretary of State to Stop EK EWR-ATH
Replies: 98
Views: 10387

Re: AA/DL/UA Try to Meet w/Secretary of State to Stop EK EWR-ATH

I agree that requiring USA crews but allowing all heavy maintenance to be done offshore is ridiculous, but EK isn't subsidized (QR and EY are in a different category) and Delta has more 5th freedom than EK. I could never understand why everyone makes the claim that Emirates is not subsidised. The E...

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by gonnagetbumpy
Sat Jan 28, 2017 12:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL A320 IFE question
Replies: 22
Views: 4181

Re: DL A320 IFE question

I agree with LawAndOrder, you couldn't have been on an A320 with IFE. There aren't any in service. They have never had IFE since the merger. They will soon, but they don't now. Sorry to be pedantic, but technically they have IFE (Delta Studio), just not seatback IFE. As far as N365NW, that was a ph...

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by gonnagetbumpy
Wed Jul 13, 2016 12:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta is spying at Qatar Airways in Atlanta.
Replies: 61
Views: 14413

Re: Delta is spying at Qatar Airways in Atlanta.

The only thing that is weird is that the employee is in uniform. If an airline didn't do this, they would be silly. Delta and competitors regularly watch how other airlines board planes, check passengers in and even buy tickets to see how their inflight experience works. I am surprised a frontline a...

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by gonnagetbumpy
Sun Jun 12, 2016 4:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta: 100 Days Of 100%
Replies: 114
Views: 17278

RE: Delta: 100 Days Of 100%

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/mayor" class="quote" target="_blank">mayor</a> (<a href="#67" class="quote">Reply 67</a>):<br/><i>If Delta's made-up statistic can't be used to ...

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by gonnagetbumpy
Fri May 27, 2016 12:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA Announcement / Event June 2
Replies: 187
Views: 38120

RE: UA Announcement / Event June 2

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/N505fx" class="quote" target="_blank">N505fx</a> (<a href="#140" class="quote">Reply 140</a>):<br/><i>Delta does this in C+ on ONE flights, UAL ...

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by gonnagetbumpy
Mon May 09, 2016 6:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL Launches Delta Shuttle SEA-LAX/SFO
Replies: 106
Views: 17330

RE: DL Launches Delta Shuttle SEA-LAX/SFO

Isn't it great for all fliers when we have an airline improve its product offering? Shuttle has better snacks and drinks which puts pressure on other airlines to better their product. It really is a benefit for all consumers regardless of which airline they fly.

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by gonnagetbumpy
Thu May 05, 2016 1:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Bringing In A New Team Of Premium Cabin Chefs
Replies: 42
Views: 6917

RE: AA Bringing In A New Team Of Premium Cabin Chefs

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/9w748capt" class="quote" target="_blank">9w748capt</a> (<a href="#11" class="quote">Reply 11</a>):<br/><i>Still stuck in the 1980s? So much has ...

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by gonnagetbumpy
Wed May 04, 2016 2:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Bringing In A New Team Of Premium Cabin Chefs
Replies: 42
Views: 6917

RE: AA Bringing In A New Team Of Premium Cabin Chefs

I think this is an interesting selection. The comments by Maneet Chauhan in the below article aren't very poised and don't inspire confidence in the selection or make me excited to try it. Also I think it is interesting to have a UK based chef; usually the UK isn't known for their 'good' food. <a hr...

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by gonnagetbumpy
Mon Apr 18, 2016 3:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Aircraft Refurbishment - Part 8
Replies: 666
Views: 122273

RE: Delta Aircraft Refurbishment - Part 8

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/DeltaMD95" class="quote" target="_blank">DeltaMD95</a> (<a href="#45" class="quote">Reply 45</a>):<br/><i>Are the MD88s still receiving the <acr...

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by gonnagetbumpy
Wed Mar 16, 2016 6:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Picture Of New A320 Bins
Replies: 49
Views: 23771

RE: Picture Of New A320 Bins

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/catiii" class="quote" target="_blank">catiii</a> (<a href="#30" class="quote">Reply 30</a>):<br/><i>not put USB ports in Y? F an Y+ have them, b...

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