In one emergency landing which required evacuation, the news media interviewed passengers and they said the FAs were so rude yelling at them. I remember that too. It's a Millennial thing to think that they were being rude. (and yes I do realize Millennials can be up to 39 years of age now) I don't ...Jump to post
Prost wrote:In one emergency landing which required evacuation, the news media interviewed passengers and they said the FAs were so rude yelling at them.
Does anyone else remember when the old USAir (years prior to merging with America West) had a very busy focus city operation in terminal 2 with several gates in a newly built second level toward the end of the concourse? This is the large open area where Alaska had a few gates more recently. It was ...Jump to post
I don't like this trend at all. The security lines are long enough with just the ticketed passengers. Not to mention no place to sit at the gate.Jump to post
I agree that this "analysis" is sophomoric at best. Flag #1 was calling AS a LCC. What bothers me is this superficial nonsense may have a near term effect on their share price and market cap. Exactly. This is about as absurd as industry speculation can get by an actual analyst. It's borde...Jump to post
I remember asking one of the early HP execs about this long ago, and they said all other two-letter IATA codes were taken, except for ones with numbers, and they didn't want to do that. So, HP was there and Ed Beauvais accepted it. Further to this, I was told that America West actually had two two-...Jump to post
To me, simply put the fact this can be seen as a disappointing quarter is a sign of how far UA has come. Expectations are raised because they've been meeting them. The momentum is still very much in the right direction. Exactly, and a "yawn" by Wall Street for airline earnings is basicall...Jump to post
Interesting how this topic is receiving so muc press attention and so little airliners.net attention. Does anyone else find it odd? Or do we wish to keep this a dirty little secret? It's interesting trivia, but it's not like there is suddenly any kind of newsworthy epidemic due to bad water on plan...Jump to post
Revelation wrote:Also, for some chilling memories, read the a.net thread from that very morning:
Right, if there are 100 people stewing at the gate or on the plane wondering when their delayed flight is going to start moving... no one listens. Right. Well, that must have been what happened in this case. There is no way the airport staff and flight crew would have just turned out the lights and...Jump to post
FredrikHAD wrote:30 sec explanation over the gate PA would have taken away a good portion of the poor customer experience. Why is it so difficult to inform customers (not just this incident)?
usdcaguy wrote:DL wants to fly as little as possible with its own metal and instead use partners to fly beyond only the largest business markets.
I guess I don't really have an opinion one way or the other, but there is no doubt public breast feeding has had a major uptick in the last 10 years or so. It is that parents with infants still young enough to require breast feeding are out traveling with baby more than in the past? Just wondering.Jump to post
I am very curious how this played out. Knowng the internal workings of large airlines, it all seems so unlikely, yet ... it DID happen. Namely, in OKC, you have 41 passengers (among others) inconvenienced by a cancellation. Of course, AA would look at all options and DL being one of the options wou...Jump to post
ozark1 wrote:Just another social media frenzy over an incident where the specifics are unknown.
bgm wrote:Junction wrote:xmp125a wrote:The MCAS v1 is so crazily incompetent, murderous design
Murderous design? What's the motive?
Why does this continue to happen? How often are non-American carriers crippled by computer failures? I’ve lived in China for 5 years and I’ve never heard of a Chinese airline grinding to a halt due to a computer glitch. It happens all over the world. Here's some examples for BA, QF, KL, SA, QR etc....Jump to post
I find it appauling that the first impression international travelers get of the US nation's capitol is that horrible concourse. I connected through IAD on the way back to ORD form FRA a couple weeks ago, and having never been through there before was expecting some kind of horrible run down termin...Jump to post
Sorry to say, but that photograph tells me (as a non-professional aviation enthusiast) that the MAX engines are just too big for the old (737) design. No matter how you wiggle with the engine position or tinker with software.
Also, when UA originally moved to Willis Tower several offices from different locations were consolidated into the one location. If there was any fire at a UA office before everything was consolidated, it would not have affected as many different departments as it could now. I can't seem to find any...Jump to post
I have noticed that (Western) airliners have NOT updated their schedules. Why not? As it is now, every airline arrives constantly "late" in DEL (usually by 1-3 hours). This creates MAJOR havoc with connecting flights. And since this is now a well-known issue, EU 261 regulation applies whi...Jump to post
Was wondering what was up. This explains all they delays at MDW yesterday when the weather was fine.Jump to post
WN732 wrote:Exactly. My Rapid Rewards are ready to go!
[quote="evank516"]I'm having trouble understanding, what exactly did the B6 Employees do? [quote] Exactly. I feel like a paragraph must have been left out of the article or something. What happened? What are we suppose to have learned about Parkinson's? To just stay away from the people th...Jump to post
Acting like drunken fools, causing damage to hotels, driving drunk, loud and rowdy, but as long as the money comes in, that justifies bad behavior. How standards of right and wrong have been watered down. What type of adults will many turn out to be? Yup, drunken fools. In Myrtle beach, spring brea...Jump to post
It was a service dog that left the mess. I generally look at the seat/area before I sit. Why would anyone sit down into a soiled seat? And Delta should have halted boarding and cleaned that crap up before proceeding. No excuse. Hmm may I doubt that? Service dogs are so well trained that I find very...Jump to post
I think all this is overblown. I have had plenty of good experiences with aa crew and some underwhelming ones. They are just getting kicked now due to their financial performance. I agree. You could have started this thread with ANY airline name, and it would bring forth the exact same types of bas...Jump to post
Not sure what the mystery is about. The USA Today article attached by the topic author explains what happened very well. The key was the second text UA apparently sent out later.Jump to post
SFOtoORD wrote:I’m surprised there is no DEN announcement. Also there is no official United Press Release yet so that could include route reductions.
7673mech wrote:Did any of you read the article?
It apparently happened last week and the planes were cleared to fly after an overnight investigation.
Putting my work hat on, I am guessing it's because the information is drawn from legacy databases. In many established industries I have worked in, data is held in massive databases designed decades ago. Built for stability and compatibility with a large number of disparate systems, changes do not ...Jump to post
As usual, no one on here reads any of the attached articles for the thread (including the poster it seems). Based on the comments, I was under the impression these were photos of new United Airlines flight attendant uniforms. Nothing could be further from the truth it seems.Jump to post
I think the biggest reason the air travel experience seems worse now is because all the flights are usually completely full. The average load factor in the 1970s was less than 60%, meaning you normally did not have anybody in the seat right next to you. Other than that, most of the amenities offered...Jump to post
How can an organization legally be allowed to publicly slander a company in this way without needing to provide evidence? Don't you have freedom of speech in the US ? Isn't your president slandering people, companies, even nations, almost every day, without consequence for him ? Slander is tort, an...Jump to post
D L X wrote:izbtmnhd wrote:Doug Parker/AA response:
http://time.com/4996949/american-airlin ... arker-ceo/
It's a good response.
Some people on this thread should take notice.
Yahoo gave a couple of resons for the advisory, but cannot find the story in there at this time. Two of the examples that were given was the flyer and her friend that had 1st class tickets, she was moved to coach and the friend was allowed to stay. The second one was about a stroller; IIRC it was a...Jump to post