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by apodino
Fri Aug 23, 2019 4:53 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: America the Mediocre
Replies: 65
Views: 1841

Re: America the Mediocre

"Health care systems, giant water parks. The same reason anyone comes to America" https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=RXdjrlnJ24c “Chinese food, pizza, and chimachangas” Mike Drop Immigrating to Europe is difficult. A lot of places make you learn a new language. The money looks like board game ...

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by apodino
Fri Aug 23, 2019 4:31 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Intersecting approach paths of SFO and OAK
Replies: 8
Views: 639

Re: Intersecting approach paths of SFO and OAK

OAK is about 10-15 miles n of SFO across the bay...so OAK approaches have little impact on SFO in the same way that JFK affects LGA for example. Additionally, the way NORCAL TRACON has their sectors set up, OAK has different arrival paths than SFO and planes going to OAK will be in a different secto...

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by apodino
Thu Aug 22, 2019 3:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA gets permanent injunction against mechanics union
Replies: 85
Views: 9344

Re: AA gets permanent injunction against mechanics union

A lot of people are now under the impression that the IAM is so determined on medical they are just going to continue to wait this out, and try to get the pilots and the flight attendants in their negotiations to negotiate the medical, regardless of what the TWU wants. An appeal of the injunction wa...

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by apodino
Tue Aug 20, 2019 3:39 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: US has amoral virulent form of Capitalism.
Replies: 88
Views: 3551

Re: US has amoral virulent form of Capitalism.

You know something I have noticed under our system. I have seen time and time again where an individual or a group will have a great idea, build up a huge business around it and it gains a huge following, then they sell it to some big corporation for millions of dollars, then the corporation goes co...

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by apodino
Tue Aug 20, 2019 3:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Autistic Passenger’s Family Claims Delta, SkyWest Discriminated Against Them
Replies: 64
Views: 6062

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

About the crew walking off. I read on an unofficial source that the crew may have been out of duty time. This is way different than walking off. That being said I have a friend who flies for SkyWest and he says scheduling abuses crews all the time there and can get away with it since there is no uni...

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by apodino
Sun Aug 18, 2019 7:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why did DL 122, BOS-EDI, just divert to PWM? (First DL 757 at PWM since 1996)
Replies: 20
Views: 5171

Re: Why did DL 122, BOS-EDI, just divert to PWM? (First DL 757 at PWM since 1996)

I found the ATC recordings and they came in as an emergency and a compressor stall was mentioned. A compressor stall would indicate a possible inflight shutdown. This is a land at nearest suitable condition, and get the airplane on the ground ASAP. This would be a situation where you find the neare...

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by apodino
Fri Aug 16, 2019 10:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA gets permanent injunction against mechanics union
Replies: 85
Views: 9344

Re: AA gets permanent injunction against mechanics union

Ok....so the Association and the Company had separate meetings with the NMB yesterday. It is unclear what happens next.

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by apodino
Thu Aug 15, 2019 4:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Far fetched idea on AA performance especially in the stock market!
Replies: 24
Views: 2764

Re: Far fetched idea on AA performance especially in the stock market!

To the OP's take, it's very unlikely Doug would risk prison time for a plan that has questionable success even if it weren't illegal. Doug's entire compensation is in stock and many if those options come due on an annual basis, so to fully maximize his income a high stock is far more valuable than ...

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by apodino
Thu Aug 15, 2019 3:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA gets permanent injunction against mechanics union
Replies: 85
Views: 9344

Re: AA gets permanent injunction against mechanics union

American did a management reduction and layoffs last fall. Unfortunately they didn’t get rid of the top brass who actually think the ways of a poorly run 250 aircraft airline are the key to success of a 950 aircraft airline. Until the folks from PHX C-suite and their pre merger pals are out AA will...

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by apodino
Wed Aug 14, 2019 5:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA gets permanent injunction against mechanics union
Replies: 85
Views: 9344

Re: AA gets permanent injunction against mechanics union

Sorry, but I've been reading about how horrible AA is for decades. The employees have forced out CEOs and then get mad at the new one. Back in the early 2000s it was so bad they were considering BK then so my Mom and I cashed in some miles to fly F to Japan. They always say everything is unfair and...

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by apodino
Wed Aug 14, 2019 3:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA gets permanent injunction against mechanics union
Replies: 85
Views: 9344

Re: AA gets permanent injunction against mechanics union

Now it seems like AA wants even more. This strikes me as an attempt to financially cripple the association. https://www.dallasnews.com/business/airlines/2019/08/13/american-airlines-demands-mechanics-unions-pay-enormous-financial-losses-flight-delays-cancellations?utm_source=pushly I don't even know...

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by apodino
Wed Aug 14, 2019 3:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA gets permanent injunction against mechanics union
Replies: 85
Views: 9344

Re: AA gets permanent injunction against mechanics union

To me all of this just seems immensely short sighted. The aviation industry is likely on its way to having a shortage of experienced professionals. Many projections think that this won't just be a pilot shortage. It makes one wonder if AA is playing their cards right. If AA creates a reputation of ...

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by apodino
Tue Aug 13, 2019 5:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA gets permanent injunction against mechanics union
Replies: 85
Views: 9344

Re: AA gets permanent injunction against mechanics union

AA doesn’t cater line LSG, at five LUS’ stations US delivers the food, drink, ice etc. they don’t prepare meals like LSG does. At the five stations LSG only prepares the meals. Exactly. And the company wants to change this so LSG would do it all, and that LUS catering would go away. The people that...

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by apodino
Tue Aug 13, 2019 4:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA gets permanent injunction against mechanics union
Replies: 85
Views: 9344

Re: AA gets permanent injunction against mechanics union

To me all of this just seems immensely short sighted. The aviation industry is likely on its way to having a shortage of experienced professionals. Many projections think that this won't just be a pilot shortage. It makes one wonder if AA is playing their cards right. If AA creates a reputation of ...

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by apodino
Tue Aug 13, 2019 4:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA gets permanent injunction against mechanics union
Replies: 85
Views: 9344

Re: AA gets permanent injunction against mechanics union

Samuelson stated in DFW at a rally for UNITE , he will not agree nor sign a concessionary contract. The irony about this is, the demonstration was actually LSG Sky Chefs employees seeking a new deal. This is a group that provides catering to AA. Keeping Catering in house has been one of the stickin...

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by apodino
Wed Aug 07, 2019 5:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: American Airlines Increases International Presence, Makes First Entrance Into Africa
Replies: 508
Views: 94509

Re: Rumor: American to make huge announcement

Announcement will be made on Thursday .New international routes covering Europe ,Asia ,and Oceana.. And considering how AA's widebody fleet really isn't going to grow anytime soon, it will also likely include a number of cuts as well (although they'll either not be included with this announcement o...

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by apodino
Thu Aug 01, 2019 9:36 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: CNN 2020 Presidential debate
Replies: 65
Views: 2546

Re: CNN 2020 Presidential debate

I thought conservatives are totally behind mass incarceration? Harris was also a strong defender of SFPD in her time as DA, and supposedly the right finds that to be a strong quality as well. As far as Gabbard, she actually has an excellent platform - she just had to do something major to get the n...

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by apodino
Wed Jul 31, 2019 4:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Fire Reported at SFO UAL Maintenance
Replies: 17
Views: 6160

Re: Fire Reported at SFO UAL Maintenance

United has had an amazing turnaround and then this happens. You can’t help but do for them and the people at UA. Hopefully everyone is OK and that all the planes are undamaged.

You wonder if UA is now wishing that they still had the IND facility.

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by apodino
Wed Jul 31, 2019 3:30 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: CNN 2020 Presidential debate
Replies: 65
Views: 2546

Re: CNN 2020 Presidential debate

Maybe the next debate will be that one since it'll have a higher threshold, which has been met by the big 4 (Biden, Harris, Sanders, and Warren), Buttigieg, Booker, and O'Rourke, with Klobuchar needing to meet the donor threshold (just 10k shy of the threshold), and Yang and Castro needing to meet ...

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by apodino
Wed Jul 31, 2019 5:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA lawsuit against TWU/IAM (redux)
Replies: 419
Views: 27147

Re: AA lawsuit against TWU/IAM (redux)

So nothing new on the lawsuit today, but NBC News ran an interesting piece stating that the president criticized Parker over the stock price of AA during that Airline roundtable at the White House. Funny thing is the Unions and Trump can now agree on something.

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by apodino
Tue Jul 30, 2019 4:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United forms partnership with Clear
Replies: 34
Views: 4552

Re: United forms partnership with Clear

So both United and Delta partner with Clear. That means AA is the only legacy carrier to not do so. You wonder if they will end up doing so in the future. But again, its something that Parker and Co have to react to, rather than be proactive, which seems to be the MO at AA these days.

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by apodino
Tue Jul 30, 2019 4:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA lawsuit against TWU/IAM (redux)
Replies: 419
Views: 27147

Re: AA lawsuit against TWU/IAM (redux)

DL gets away without a union because they don't treat their employees like dogs*it. AA does. AA is a highly punitive and discipline dominated culture. The employees at AA don't trust AA management (if you look at the track record, how can you blame them) and will never give up unionization as a res...

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by apodino
Tue Jul 30, 2019 3:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA lawsuit against TWU/IAM (redux)
Replies: 419
Views: 27147

Re: AA lawsuit against TWU/IAM (redux)

And there are many articles that highlight how the Ready Reserve program is a win-win for both the employer and the employee. All this without unions, who knew? Ready reserve is terrible. It forces the employees to be at work without being paid . Could you imagine people in GSW being at work at not...

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by apodino
Tue Jul 30, 2019 5:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Another AA A330 fume issue
Replies: 31
Views: 5713

Re: Another AA A330 fume issue

The expiration date on the AA ex USAIR A330-300 fleet has arrived and gone. When are Charlotte and Philadelphia going to join my favorite addidge " If it's not a Boeing I am not Going". AA has a huge fleet of 787 but them seem to hate the east coast and love DFW, LAX & Chicago. I am c...

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by apodino
Tue Jul 30, 2019 4:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA lawsuit against TWU/IAM (redux)
Replies: 419
Views: 27147

Re: AA lawsuit against TWU/IAM (redux)

"Core work" is simply fear-mongering by the Association. The irony is that it first appeared in an IAM negotiated contract at UAL. The IAMNPF is in trouble*. If the Association was smart, they'd decouple themselves from it, and figure out ways to move that "ask" into improvement...

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by apodino
Tue Jul 30, 2019 3:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA lawsuit against TWU/IAM (redux)
Replies: 419
Views: 27147

Re: AA lawsuit against TWU/IAM (redux)

There are actually 400 dispatchers according to AA’s 10k. I believe the number is closer to 430, 450 if you include the FPS folks also covered by the CBA. The current 10k says 400 I don't know what the rules are on accuracy of 10ks if you can underestimate a little bit, but just verified through a ...

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by apodino
Tue Jul 30, 2019 2:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA lawsuit against TWU/IAM (redux)
Replies: 419
Views: 27147

Re: AA lawsuit against TWU/IAM (redux)

Boof02671 wrote:
There are actually 400 dispatchers according to AA’s 10k.

I believe the number is closer to 430, 450 if you include the FPS folks also covered by the CBA.

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by apodino
Mon Jul 29, 2019 7:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA lawsuit against TWU/IAM (redux)
Replies: 419
Views: 27147

Re: AA lawsuit against TWU/IAM (redux)

No other unionized groups have a “me-too” clause, I wish people would stop with that narrative. Wrong. Article 41 Section G of the dispatchers contract reads as follows in the event that the IAM-TWU negotiations for the mechanics and relates and/or fleet service groups result in a health plan benef...

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by apodino
Mon Jul 29, 2019 4:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA lawsuit against TWU/IAM (redux)
Replies: 419
Views: 27147

Re: AA lawsuit against TWU/IAM (redux)

It really did address the following. the medical insurance issue, where the IAM side has vastly better insurance at a cheaper cost. AA wants to eliminate that, to extend that to all 30,000 Association members, it would cost AA $39 million. It might actually cost the company more than that since the...

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by apodino
Mon Jul 29, 2019 4:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA lawsuit against TWU/IAM (redux)
Replies: 419
Views: 27147

Re: AA lawsuit against TWU/IAM (redux)

They are negotiating separate contacts. They always have, Ramp has their own committee as does maintenance. They are different class and craft. They are asking for concessions from both groups. They are asking for the following: 1. Increases of outsourcing and a loss of 2,200 Mechanic jobs in heavy...

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by apodino
Mon Jul 29, 2019 4:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NYC sues American Airlines over employee sick leave
Replies: 157
Views: 13776

Re: NYC sues American Airlines over employee sick leave

You must have taken a lot of sick days then. In my whole working career of 40+ years I never took one day of sick leave. That is more the norm than nightmares over sick days. Were you ever sick during that 40 year career? Of course he was sick during the 40 years. However, being able to smugly stat...

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by apodino
Mon Jul 29, 2019 2:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NYC sues American Airlines over employee sick leave
Replies: 157
Views: 13776

Re: NYC sues American Airlines over employee sick leave

Since this has devolved into a union thread, of which sick time is only one part, lets address the elephant in the room. Southwest airlines screwed everybody. Yeah, they have high wages but 80% of their stuff is contracted out. AA is not gonna give Southwest wages AND keep all the work in house. Ju...

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by apodino
Mon Jul 29, 2019 4:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 7/28/2019:AA Adds PHX-COS/CVG/FAR, Drops ORDRNO;DL Adds JFKBOG;KX Drops DEN;UA Drops BJX-ORD
Replies: 58
Views: 10261

Re: OAG Changes 7/28/2019:AA Adds PHX-COS/CVG/FAR, Drops ORDRNO;DL Adds JFKBOG;KX Drops DEN;UA Drops BJX-ORD

COS-PHX is no surprise on AA. CVG is a bit surprising though. I don't believe this market was ever served by HP or US which would make this the first time this has been served by a legacy carrier since the days of the DL hub. This has to be to compete with both NK and WN who are already flying the ...

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by apodino
Mon Jul 29, 2019 3:41 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 2019 Tour de France
Replies: 34
Views: 2818

Re: 2019 Tour de France

And the 2019 Tour de France is concluded. After what was one of the most entertaining tours in history, weather conditions reaked havoc with the Alpine stages and made the finish way more anticlimactic than it should have been. Caleb Ewan won another stage in the traditional Champs Elysees sprint on...

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by apodino
Mon Jul 29, 2019 3:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA lawsuit against TWU/IAM (redux)
Replies: 419
Views: 27147

Re: AA lawsuit against TWU/IAM (redux)

Who are you to judge? You don’t work their nor represented by the Association. Guys, cut it out please. Thanks. Boof raises some good points. Reading about this Judge is troubling, and he has an infamous judicial temperament that could lead to a successful appeal. That being said, the pilots at fle...

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by apodino
Mon Jul 29, 2019 2:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NYC sues American Airlines over employee sick leave
Replies: 157
Views: 13776

Re: NYC sues American Airlines over employee sick leave

Because LGA is a protected station in both the IAM’s and TWU’s CBA Like AMFA protected the NWA mechanics? And IAM saved all the Eastern jobs? And UAW protected all those jobs at the big 3 automakers? How's about railway workers or the maritime industry? The presence of a CBA doesn't necessarily gua...

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by apodino
Sun Jul 28, 2019 5:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airport Departure Gate Assignment
Replies: 33
Views: 4784

Re: Airport Departure Gate Assignment

I have been to many European airports and the London Airports are the only airports where I have seen this practice. Its not unlike taking a train in the US, where they don't announce the track until about 15 minutes before departure (save for Grand Central). My beef with this system at LHR is in T3...

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by apodino
Sun Jul 28, 2019 4:56 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 2019 Tour de France
Replies: 34
Views: 2818

Re: 2019 Tour de France

Everyone has mentioned it, but Egan Bernal was never challenged in stage 20, as Jumbo-Visma seemed more concerned about just getting on the Podium than winning the Tour. This means that Egan Bernal will be the first Columbian rider to win the Tour and the youngest rider to do so, and the team Ineos ...

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by apodino
Sun Jul 28, 2019 4:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 7/28/2019:AA Adds PHX-COS/CVG/FAR, Drops ORDRNO;DL Adds JFKBOG;KX Drops DEN;UA Drops BJX-ORD
Replies: 58
Views: 10261

Re: OAG Changes 7/28/2019:AA Adds PHX-COS/CVG/FAR, Drops ORDRNO;DL Adds JFKBOG;KX Drops DEN;UA Drops BJX-ORD

COS-PHX is no surprise on AA. CVG is a bit surprising though. I don't believe this market was ever served by HP or US which would make this the first time this has been served by a legacy carrier since the days of the DL hub. This has to be to compete with both NK and WN who are already flying the r...

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by apodino
Sun Jul 28, 2019 4:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NYC sues American Airlines over employee sick leave
Replies: 157
Views: 13776

Re: NYC sues American Airlines over employee sick leave

I read somewhere that JetBlue is being sued for the same reason. One thing I read that jetBlue did was when JFK based flight attendants would change domiciles to FLL and they had the sick time used, the company would immediately pounce taking advantage of a more lax policy in FL to fire said FAs. I ...

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by apodino
Sun Jul 28, 2019 4:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA lawsuit against TWU/IAM (redux)
Replies: 419
Views: 27147

Re: AA lawsuit against TWU/IAM (redux)

So to recap what we have. 1. Company filed a motion stating the TRO was not being sufficiently complied with by the Association. 2. NMB to hold status meetings with all parties in mid-august. 3. Membership appears to be angry with both Association and the Company. 4. Parker calls out association at ...

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by apodino
Sat Jul 27, 2019 5:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA lawsuit against TWU/IAM (redux)
Replies: 419
Views: 27147

Re: AA lawsuit against TWU/IAM (redux)

Please stop the personal attacks against each other or thread will be locked, thanks. Thank you. This is a very important topic that needs to be discussed and it can’t be with what I have seen here, What’s funny is we have the last few posts arguing over terminology. Regardless, if you call it a ra...

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by apodino
Fri Jul 26, 2019 7:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA lawsuit against TWU/IAM (redux)
Replies: 419
Views: 27147

Re: AA lawsuit against TWU/IAM (redux)

So, pardon my ignorance, and my trouble reading this dumpster fire of a thread (no offense to the OP!), but if the maintenance workers have lost faith in both AA and the TWU/IAM, then what are the next steps? At my company we are going through a similar issue with union members disagreeing with the...

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by apodino
Fri Jul 26, 2019 5:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA move to T5 in LHR?
Replies: 72
Views: 11621

Re: AA move to T5 in LHR?

Hi guys...longtime reader, first time posting. Crazy idea here...in order to allow AA to move their flights (or at least part of) to T5, BA could move it's domestic and Ireland flights to T2. It's the only terminal able to receive this sort of flights, Aer Lingus (same parent company as BA) it's al...

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by apodino
Fri Jul 26, 2019 4:57 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 2019 Tour de France
Replies: 34
Views: 2818

Re: 2019 Tour de France

Bizarre stage today. The Stage was actually called early due to very bad conditions on the descent before the last climb to Tignes. Sadly it did not give Julian Alaphilipe time to show off his descending skills as he lost the Yellow Jersey. Egan Bernal, who launched an attack on what would be the fi...

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by apodino
Fri Jul 26, 2019 4:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United makes EWR-LHR exclusively high-J 767-300ERs
Replies: 52
Views: 10386

Re: United makes EWR-LHR exclusively high-J 767-300ERs

This may be an attempt to counter the 777-300s that AA uses out of JFK, which is actually a five class plane, with 8 First, 52 Business, 28 Premium Economy, and 28 Main Cabin Extra, plus 188 Main Cabin. How is the dispatch reliability on United's 767 fleet? I know AA's is not very good at the moment.

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by apodino
Fri Jul 26, 2019 4:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA lawsuit against TWU/IAM (redux)
Replies: 419
Views: 27147

Re: AA lawsuit against TWU/IAM (redux)

One other thing of note unrelated to TRO. The NY AG going after AA on the sick leave issue when the union has stood by and done nothing about this to protect their membership is going to leave a further bad taste in a lot of NY members mouths too IMO.

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by apodino
Fri Jul 26, 2019 4:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA lawsuit against TWU/IAM (redux)
Replies: 419
Views: 27147

Re: AA lawsuit against TWU/IAM (redux)

I wouldn't bet against that. Having read the latest filing, I also think the company might be overreaching- reading the language, it's hard not to imagine them clutching their pearls. You may be right. One thing I find very puzzling in this filing is that somehow asking for more FAA inspectors to o...

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by apodino
Fri Jul 26, 2019 2:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AAL posts solid Q2 results despite 737 Max grounding
Replies: 66
Views: 6930

Re: AAL posts solid Q2 results despite 737 Max grounding

Kirby was let go for reasons not involved with running AA. Not exactly. There was a three way power struggle at the top, and originally the plan was that Isom would end up being the odd man out. Somehow after deliberation, Kirby ended up being the odd man out. To me, Isom at UA would have been anot...

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