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by diverdave
Thu Aug 06, 2020 6:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Mobile (AL) releases master plan for Brookley site downtown airport
Replies: 26
Views: 4325

Re: Mobile (AL) releases master plan for Brookley site downtown airport

Will this win over enough passengers from PNS and MSY in order to justify the huge cost? Overall, I imagine the city of Mobile has better things to spend money on. '902 The article projects that 90% of this to be federal money. In any case, PNS will always be more convenient for much of rapidly gro...

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by diverdave
Wed Aug 05, 2020 10:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines Network Thread 2020
Replies: 827
Views: 71780

Re: Alaska restarting LAX to SLC

If AA starts to routinely drop routes that AS starts, wouldn’t this raise antitrust concerns? An excellent question. I am wondering how the traveling public benefits from allowing the world's largest airline to establish two large codesharing ventures. (Or technically establish one new large ventur...

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by diverdave
Wed Aug 05, 2020 10:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Mobile (AL) releases master plan for Brookley site downtown airport
Replies: 26
Views: 4325

Re: Mobile (AL) releases master plan for Brookley site downtown airport

https://www.al.com/news/mobile/2020/08/ ... years.html

Mobile's real problem is PNS less than 60 miles with low fares thanks to WN.

David
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There is another article that says the total costs will be around $400 million. That's pretty staggering.

https://www.al.com/news/mobile/2020/08/ ... years.html

Mobile's real problem is PNS less than 60 miles with low fares thanks to WN.

David

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by diverdave
Sat Jul 11, 2020 12:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue makes LAX West Coast focus city
Replies: 329
Views: 35612

Re: JetBlue makes LAX West Coast focus city

MAH4546 wrote:
No. I chide somebody when they pass off assumptions as being factual. You can make assumptions, just say they are assumptions.


Not to mention the assumptions that COVID-19 will be in our rear view mirror by fall.

That would be great if it happens, but the trends are not running in that direction.

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by diverdave
Mon Jun 01, 2020 1:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 5/31/2020: JUNE GLOOM; WN Makes Move for ATL;AA Exits OAK-PHX,PHL-YOW;DL Exits YOW-DTW/LGA;FI Exits PHL/PDX
Replies: 86
Views: 14070

Re: OAG Changes 5/31/2020: JUNE GLOOM; WN Makes Move for ATL;AA Exits OAK-PHX,PHL-YOW;DL Exits YOW-DTW/LGA;FI Exits PHL/

enilria wrote:
**WN increases ATL from 99 in DEC 2019 to 116 in DEC 2020. Taking advantage of DL shrinking???


It's a long road back. I found a source that AirTran operated 211 Wednesday departures back in 2011.

I would expect an energetic response by DL to any serious attempt by WN to reclaim ATL customers.

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by diverdave
Thu May 28, 2020 11:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA staff layoffs coming
Replies: 86
Views: 13392

Re: AA staff layoffs coming

Under U.S. law, people have to be given time to consider a separation agreement. People over 40 years of age also get seven days to revoke a signature. None of this qualifies as prompt. CARES Act employment protections expire 30 September. WARN Act notices come at least 60 days before mass layoffs....

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by diverdave
Sat Jan 11, 2020 9:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Santa Maria, CA (SMX) New Service Announcement Jan 10 2020
Replies: 135
Views: 18338

Re: Santa Maria, CA (SMX) New Service Announcement Jan 10 2020

The tourism, name recognition, and university presence contribute to the reason that San Luis Obispo and Santa Barbara have bigger airports, and have continued to grow. There is still room to expand at these airports with more flights and bigger planes . ... so SMX is only 45 minutes from both SBA ...

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by diverdave
Fri Jan 10, 2020 6:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Santa Maria, CA (SMX) New Service Announcement Jan 10 2020
Replies: 135
Views: 18338

Re: Santa Maria, CA (SMX) New Service Announcement Jan 10 2020

I definitely agree. They are touting the location of Vandenberg AFB and the new Space Force. Lots of Space Launch corporations coming. As someone in that industry, I don't particularly buy it. The businesses and money are for the most part in San Luis Obispo and Santa Barbara. There is a LOT of tra...

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by diverdave
Fri Jan 10, 2020 1:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Santa Maria, CA (SMX) New Service Announcement Jan 10 2020
Replies: 135
Views: 18338

Re: Santa Maria, CA (SMX) New Service Announcement Jan 10 2020

DL at SLC offers a pretty good Midwest and East Coast destination set, but surely UA at DEN is stronger. I don't want 932sm in a SkyWest CR2, however. I expect DL will be adding some new routes from SLC as the new terminal starts to come on line. But it's probably not Delta. Anybody have any insigh...

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by diverdave
Sun Nov 03, 2019 6:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AFA trying to unionize FAs at Delta
Replies: 503
Views: 38477

Re: AFA trying to unionize FAs at Delta

Still doesn’t change the facts that DL’s FAs costs are $100 million less than UA and they earn $14,000 less in total compensation, nice try to change the narrative. Well, I am puzzled by the MIT data as it shows the well-represented WN flight attendants just barely ahead of DL and well behind UA an...

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by diverdave
Thu Aug 29, 2019 4:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Adds 7 New Summertime Routes to Montana and Alaska
Replies: 58
Views: 12039

Re: American Airlines Adds 7 New Summertime Routes to Montana and Alaska

SurfandSnow wrote:
Wow! FAI sure has come a long way from the days of only being accessible via ANC, MSP and SEA..


Delta ran SLC-FAI as a seasonal flight for years.

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by diverdave
Tue Aug 20, 2019 12:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Autistic Passenger’s Family Claims Delta, SkyWest Discriminated Against Them
Replies: 64
Views: 7879

Re: Autistic Passenger’s Family Claims Delta, SkyWest Discriminated Against Them

This is kind of scary quote from a family member: "For his safety and the safety of those around him, it is important that he sit with a family member on flights."

If you start saying stuff like this around crew, they are (quite understandably) going to get nervous.

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by diverdave
Thu Aug 01, 2019 5:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines 2nd quarter financial results
Replies: 65
Views: 9343

Re: Alaska Airlines 2nd quarter financial results

vadodara wrote:
I concur; it seems to have helped expand SEA into a mega-hub.


Seattle airport has lots of good features, but it is not a mega-hub by any stretch. It is only the 8th largest in the USA.

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by diverdave
Thu Aug 01, 2019 5:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL closing NRT. Suspends NRT-SIN, Announces ICN-MNL
Replies: 361
Views: 82963

Re: Unconfirmed: DL closing NRT. Suspends NRT-SIN, Announces ICN-MNL

UA857 wrote:
R.I.P. Northwest/Delta NRT Hub 1978-2019.


Hopefully it will be interred adjacent to PanAm/Delta's Frankfurt hub.

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by diverdave
Tue Jul 23, 2019 4:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sun Country post record Q1 -- new biz model working?
Replies: 48
Views: 10089

Re: Sun Country post record Q1 -- new biz model working?

LAX772LR wrote:
I wouldn't be surprised to see them continue with their PDX expansion, particularly to the likes of MSY, Florida, and areas in the southeast for whom PDX is a notable hole.


I wonder how our friends at AS are liking their new co-habitator at PDX?

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by diverdave
Tue Jul 23, 2019 2:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The future of the Essential Air Service
Replies: 53
Views: 7613

Re: The future of the Essential Air Service

32andBelow wrote:
Almost every flight out of PQI on KS had multiple cancer patients going to BOS for treatment. These people couldn’t drive 7 hours each way several times a month for this.


Given that PQI has all of 13K passengers per year (36 per day) that must be quite the cancer cluster in that part of Maine.

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by diverdave
Mon Jul 22, 2019 1:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 7/21/2019: AA Reduces MYR;WC Adds DAL;MAX Cuts
Replies: 69
Views: 10163

Re: OAG Changes 7/21/2019: AA Reduces MYR;WC Adds DAL;MAX Cuts

AA PHL-SEA DEC 4>3[1.0] JAN 4>1.0[0.6] FEB 4>1.0[0.8] MAR 4>1.0[1.0] Wow, AA seems to be really struggling in SEA. They cut SEA-JFK entirely just a few weeks back.. Now SEA-PHL just has a single redeye left. There are rumors on Gary Leff's blog that the AA-AS relation is headed for another major cu...

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by diverdave
Fri Jul 05, 2019 11:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA applies for DFW-Guayaquil, Quito
Replies: 46
Views: 5695

Re: AA applies for DFW-Guayaquil, Quito

9w748capt wrote:
LAXdude1023 wrote:
Ill say the same thing I told Commavia over the phone.



Does commavia no longer post here? Always enjoyed his/her input.


Last post in April 2018....

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by diverdave
Thu Jun 13, 2019 5:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta saves the day with free charter
Replies: 113
Views: 21042

Re: Delta saves the day with free charter

Realistically, you are never going to find 41 seats on another carrier so that would not have made any difference in this case. Anyway, every other carrier a has the same policy so they would have been in the same situation if they had not booked AA. I am unaware of such a policy at Delta. Can you ...

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by diverdave
Wed Jun 12, 2019 7:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta saves the day with free charter
Replies: 113
Views: 21042

Re: Delta saves the day with free charter

This site has become full of hate. Not just this thread but most threads. I really miss the posts from 10-15 years ago. As for this thread, DL got those kids where they needed to be. Who cares why they did it, the fact is they DID it. The problem is not the praise of DL; DL performed a nice act. Th...

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by diverdave
Mon Jun 10, 2019 1:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta saves the day with free charter
Replies: 113
Views: 21042

Re: Delta saves the day with free charter

But AA would have to push control over to Delta or reissue those flight coupons. Airlines just can't arbitrarily try to "grab" an ETR. NWA had a program called BUMPs (Bring Us More Passengers). Sometimes NWA could get the coupon, sometimes they could not. https://www.flyertalk.com/forum/d...

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by diverdave
Tue Jun 04, 2019 6:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hawaiian being forced out of LAX terminal
Replies: 52
Views: 9982

Re: Hawaiian being forced out of LAX terminal

Believe me- this is not true at all. I flew through T5 with B6 last month and the facility has significantly regressed since DL left. Furthermore, right before HA moved from 2-5, LAWA completed a pretty large scale remodel of T2. I will confess it has been a while since I have been through T5, but ...

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by diverdave
Tue Jun 04, 2019 1:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hawaiian being forced out of LAX terminal
Replies: 52
Views: 9982

Re: Hawaiian being forced out of LAX terminal

EK413 wrote:
I really don’t see the big deal other than HA moving from a run down facility to a brand NEW facility? Yeah I’m sure that won’t go down well. :roll:


T5 had been upgraded a lot in the past few years. Much nicer than where they came from (T2).

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by diverdave
Thu May 30, 2019 9:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: AS trying to get B6
Replies: 302
Views: 46271

Re: Rumor: AS trying to get B6

CobaltScar wrote:
Also to Bermuda and soon Western Europe.


Interesting defintion of "soon" = 2 years. :boggled:

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by diverdave
Wed May 29, 2019 3:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: AS trying to get B6
Replies: 302
Views: 46271

Re: AS trying to get B6

CobaltScar wrote:
B6 (and southwest, who tied it) scored MORE POINTS than Alaska, who came in 3rd. Very big gap in points between that #1 spot and Alaska's distant 3rd.


Your "very big gap" amounts to all of 2%. Chill out. :smile:

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by diverdave
Thu May 23, 2019 2:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA's Munoz: Will be on first 737 MAX flight, willing to change flights for customers
Replies: 116
Views: 18277

Re: UA's Munoz: Will be on first 737 MAX flight, willing to change flights for customers

yabeweb wrote:
Considering how Airbus (in a smart way i should add) did not take advantage of the situation, it would not be smart to antagonize them.


They have not taken advantage publicly, but of course that would have been seen as wildly inappropriate.

Privately? Who knows.......

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by diverdave
Thu May 09, 2019 3:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: California Pacific for sale
Replies: 34
Views: 6916

Re: California Pacific for sale

LAXintl wrote:
The airline with seemingly nine-lives is up for sale with a potential deal being imminent..


Rather than having nine lives, I think it's more comparable to an animal that keeps coming back from the Pet Sematary. :)

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by diverdave
Wed May 01, 2019 4:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Mobile, AL Airport Just Two Months from Open
Replies: 15
Views: 3596

Re: New Mobile, AL Airport Just Two Months from Open

So it opens today and will be a panacea that will lower fares and stimulate traffic. :) https://www.al.com/news/mobile/2019/05/rise-of-the-low-cost-carriers-pivotal-in-mobiles-new-airport-opening.html https://www.cbs42.com/news/local/new-downtown-airport-opening-in-mobile/1967013063 https://www.mobi...

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by diverdave
Fri Apr 26, 2019 7:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS Q1 2019 Results
Replies: 34
Views: 5585

Re: AS Q1 2019 Results

AS is not making $ on the Virgin markets and with the present operating world, that's a real concern. For those with short memories, VX was not doing so great on those markets either. Plus it is not exactly a news flash that the integration is costly and not producing immediate benefits. This was a...

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by diverdave
Fri Apr 12, 2019 8:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SEA congestion INTL arrivals
Replies: 60
Views: 10363

Re: SEA congestion INTL arrivals

I don't blame them. They're the largest single user of the airport and they're going to get punched in the mouth for something that isn't going to benefit them but will benefit their main rival at the airport. Yeah, no. Yet AS is happy to be the sole beneficiary of the North Satellite project, whil...

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by diverdave
Thu Apr 04, 2019 6:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA - LATAM reapply for ATI JV
Replies: 63
Views: 9718

Re: AA - LATAM reapply for ATI JV

Carriers continue to argue against any need of any carve-outs in markets like MIA-SCL claiming they are really competing against 6 other carriers on the route even though they are the sole nonstop operator and hold ~80% of the market. :sarcastic: Agreed - I'm hard pressed to see the market benefit ...

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by diverdave
Wed Mar 13, 2019 9:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 2019 Post Grounding 737 MAX Storage, Production and Modification
Replies: 23
Views: 4473

Re: 2019 Post Grounding 737 MAX Storage, Production and Modification

keesje wrote:
Boeing 737 is currently producting 52 a month, so many. And the Renton platform will fill up quickly, if they can't be ferried.


Some of those will be NGs (though the majority will not be) and should be delivered as planned. January's deliveries from Boeing included 6 737-800s and 7 737-900s.

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by diverdave
Wed Feb 06, 2019 1:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reuters: United to add premium seats on regional and mainline jets
Replies: 272
Views: 29193

Re: Reuters: United to add premium seats on regional and mainline jets

I wonder what the trip cost delta is for a CRJ 700 vs a CRJ 200 or a 50 seat ERJ.

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by diverdave
Fri Feb 01, 2019 8:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta seeks partner for its Trainer refinery
Replies: 51
Views: 3825

Re: Delta looking to sell refinery

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-refinery-delta-air-sale-exclusive/exclusive-delta-air-is-trying-to-sell-east-coast-refinery-sources-idUSKCN1PQ5QQ?feedType=RSS&feedName=businessNews&utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+reuters%2FbusinessNews+%28Business+N...

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by diverdave
Mon Jan 28, 2019 1:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 1/27/2019:AC Drops SAT;DL Adds SBA-SLC;WS Adds AUS/PDX-YYC
Replies: 65
Views: 12062

Re: OAG Changes 1/27/2019:AC Drops SAT;DL Adds SBA-SLC;WS Adds AUS/PDX-YYC

SBA needs delta , this is great news. They need competition for airfares. Wow, the long rumored return of the widget to SBA! SBA has been on a real streak in the past couple of years, picking up mainline service from UA and AS. AA had mainline service for a bit, but I'm not seeing it on the schedul...

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by diverdave
Tue Jan 08, 2019 6:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus And Boeing 2018 Orders
Replies: 605
Views: 161541

Re: Airbus And Boeing 2018 Orders

Boeing Final 2018 Numbers Boeing (Final 2018): 1090 Gross Orders 893 Net Orders (675 x B737, 18 x B747, 40 x B767, 51 x B777, 109 x B787) Please go back and correct your figures. We all know here that the 747 and 767 are dead, so plainly you have made an error. :D Airbus end of November 2018 number...

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by diverdave
Wed Dec 19, 2018 5:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines Network Thread 2018
Replies: 602
Views: 92738

Re: UA adds new ORD/IAH/LAX/IAD routes

It does seem like a lot, except only ORD-EUG, IAH-ONT, and LAX-SCK are daily & year-round routes. ORD-YHZ and ORD-RDM are daily summer only. ORD-DRO, ORD-GJT, IAH-DRO, and IAD-TVC are Saturday only. ORD-VPS and ORD-ECP are Saturday/Sunday only. That's a longish ride in a CRJ-200. Not so major IM...

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by diverdave
Wed Nov 28, 2018 5:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: China Southern signs major codeshare agreement with American Airlines
Replies: 14
Views: 2591

Re: China Southern signs major codeshare agreement with American Airlines

If I recall correctly, SkyTeam maintains very strict 'hygiene rules', where they allow members only a limited quantity of codeshare ASMs with carriers from other alliances. This restricted the codeshare between CZ and AA notably. Now that CZ have announced they're leaving SkyTeam that opens the flo...

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by diverdave
Thu Oct 25, 2018 3:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AK Governor: ANC to Harbin (China) Flights To Begin 2019
Replies: 45
Views: 6557

Re: AK Governor: ANC to Harbin (China) Flights To Begin 2019

roadrunner165 wrote:
A memorandum of understanding with any Chinese entity should be taken with a grain of salt.


Not to mention the MOU is with a lame duck governor on the US side. :)

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by diverdave
Tue Aug 28, 2018 4:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines to announce new markets soon
Replies: 632
Views: 69255

Re: Alaska Airlines to announce new markets soon

What air group? The B6 Pilots contract won't allow for all that horizon/skywest regional flying that props up Alaska mainline. There will not be a merger with AS that does not retain the AS regional flying. A contract for pilots at the merged airlines would involve fences for existing and ordered a...

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by diverdave
Tue Aug 28, 2018 2:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines to announce new markets soon
Replies: 632
Views: 69255

Re: Alaska Airlines to announce new markets soon

Yeah, SFO has been one big disappointment for AS. I didn't expect it to be as bad as it turned out there. I guess I underestimated UAs power at SFO. I think it's more that the new UA leadership is done with ceding market share. The result would have been much different a year or two earlier. Had VX...

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by diverdave
Mon Aug 27, 2018 8:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New airline, two new destinations for SBA
Replies: 60
Views: 8322

Re: New airline, two new destinations for SBA

Unrelated to this conversation, but local news guy on the radio here in SB said third destination announcement is upcoming and mentioned "Utah." Sounding like the returning of Delta is around the corner? SBA-SLC is about 615 miles. I wonder if that fulls under the distance limit that DL i...

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by diverdave
Mon Aug 27, 2018 1:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United to move from New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) Listing to NASDAQ
Replies: 24
Views: 5732

Re: United to Remove New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) Listing

If you read the article you know they did not say it is because of fees. They said it was because of "costs". That implies there's something more then fees that makes it expensive, otherwise they should have said fees. Although, if it costs $500,000 then I'd say that's a lot more than $75...

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by diverdave
Thu Aug 02, 2018 2:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Gay couple allegedly bumped for straight couple...
Replies: 344
Views: 30394

Re: Gay couple allegedly bumped for straight couple...

Economy Plus = Premium Class?. Hell no. Never in my wildest dreams would I ever term Y+ premium anything. Not even on VS which has a separate cabin. and used to call it Premium Economy. Sorry about your "wild" dreams, but in FACT that is EXACTLY how AS labels its economy plus product. htt...

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by diverdave
Wed Aug 01, 2018 12:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Gay couple allegedly bumped for straight couple...
Replies: 344
Views: 30394

Re: Gay couple allegedly bumped for straight couple...

What do you mean they were not in first class? I am on the Alaska airlines website right now and there are only two classes. Main cabin and first class. If seats were purchased for the premium cabin, which class besides first would be considered premium cabin if there are only two class of service?...

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by diverdave
Tue Jul 31, 2018 8:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reduction of 787 deferred production cost slows.
Replies: 288
Views: 23066

Re: Reduction of 787 deferred production cost slows.

If you would compare it with your house, the sales price of the house would not cover the loans + outstanding bills, that is your negative equity. If you have five houses you count one for the full price even if it has not been build yet. That is counting deferred cost as an asset. Your analogy is ...

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