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Sat Sep 21, 2019 4:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL explanation on checking carry on bags
Replies: 93
Views: 11334

Re: Laughable DL explanation on checking carry on bags

There should be severe criminal charges filed against airlines trying to hide bad customer treatment behind invented and wrongful safety, security or technical reasons. It completely undermines the trust and seriouness behind true air safety issues. The medical profession lies to you to “protect” y...

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Mon Sep 16, 2019 7:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Thai govt ask for airlines to utilize more widebodies at Bangkok DMK
Replies: 40
Views: 7906

Re: Thai govt ask for airlines to utilize more widebodies at Bangkok DMK

Can someone provide a quick history of how the situation got to this point? Why wasn’t DMK not closed down? Was the required capacity at BKK underestimated? Was investment in expanding BKK pushed off too long? If current expansion at BKK will not negate the need for DMK, is there a plan? (Yes, I kno...

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Sat Sep 14, 2019 6:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airliners Past: Olympic Airways receives their 1st Boeing 747
Replies: 20
Views: 4873

Re: Airliners Past: Olympic Airways receives their 1st Boeing 747

Where did OA stop on the ATH-SYD route? Olympic Airlines inaugurated flights from Athens to Melbourne in 1972 after the arrival of the B747 to the airline's fleet. Initially flights were to Melbourne twice weekly with Sydney added later. Olympic Airlines flew from Athens to Melbourne and Sydney via...

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Sat Sep 14, 2019 6:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Can existing 737MAX airframes be deMAXed?
Replies: 13
Views: 2242

Re: Can existing 737MAX airframes be deMAXed?

No! Fascinating insight. Would all of the airframes have to be scrapped? Well the whole point of the MAX was the new engines. The size of the engines necessitated the MCAS system. Replacing the engines would require recertifying it with different engines that would be less efficient. The real quest...

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Thu Sep 12, 2019 8:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pan Am and the 747-400
Replies: 105
Views: 14325

Re: Pan Am and the 747-400

This thread needs a photo. https://i.ibb.co/bXfwzHc/00007371.jpg Source: http://www.cardatabase.net/modifiedairlinerphotos/search/photo_search.php?id=00007371 If Pan Am existed today I could see this livery existing in a modernized way — billboard titles with new font and blue engines. I’ve always ...

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Thu Sep 12, 2019 8:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pan Am and the 747-400
Replies: 105
Views: 14325

Re: Pan Am and the 747-400

Can you explain this? I thought their model was closer to WN with single class 737’s. I believe they had seat assignments. Also they went a little crazy in purchasing a 747. How were they competing as a legacy-style carrier. I think they may have been single-class initially, but they ended up with ...

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Thu Sep 12, 2019 5:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pan Am and the 747-400
Replies: 105
Views: 14325

Re: Pan Am and the 747-400

Can definitely see them with America West at the time. It would have provided AW the international strength to compete with the big boys and Pan Am with domestic feed and A320's. Not the best network. But enough to be totally complementary and competitive to keep what would have been separate strug...

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Wed Sep 11, 2019 3:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pan Am and the 747-400
Replies: 105
Views: 14325

Re: Pan Am and the 747-400

Max Q wrote:
TWA772LR wrote:
Max Q wrote:
Incidentally ‘Clipper’ was, is and always will be the coolest radio call
sign ever

Speedbird and Springbok are at least honorable mentions in this case.



Certainly agree with that


I also liked Cactus.

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Wed Sep 11, 2019 3:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pan Am and the 747-400
Replies: 105
Views: 14325

Re: Pan Am and the 747-400

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tH7ERHxOJa4


Awesome! Pan Am Clipper Club.

Interesting to note how empty the club was; quite different than the packed clubs today.
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N649DL wrote:
Max Q wrote:
questions wrote:

Did PanAm have lounges? If so, what were they called?



Clipper lounge ?


See end of video from 1990 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tH7ERHxOJa4


Awesome! Pan Am Clipper Club.

Interesting to note how empty the club was; quite different than the packed clubs today.

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Wed Sep 11, 2019 3:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: Delta installing IFE on B717s
Replies: 104
Views: 12243

Re: Rumor: Delta installing IFE on B717s

They still have to run power cabling to every seat. Maybe the deletion of Ethernet cables makes for significant $ savings. ...and weight and passenger comfort benefits too - the shielding (and at one time the connectors) on those things can be massive, and are one reason the seat mounted shrouds ha...

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Tue Sep 10, 2019 7:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pan Am and the 747-400
Replies: 105
Views: 14325

Re: Pan Am and the 747-400

I often imagine what PanAm would be like today had she survived, grown and was equal in size to one of the US3. With 748i’s, 787’s and A220’s! What would international First Class looked like? PanAm lounges. A barely changed livery. Would they cave in to the 2 class trend or be America’s Lufthansa?...

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Tue Sep 10, 2019 3:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: Delta installing IFE on B717s
Replies: 104
Views: 12243

Re: Rumor: Delta installing IFE on B717s

Will DL have to install new seats on the 717’s to accommodate the screens or is there already a place for them?

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Fri Sep 06, 2019 6:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta 767-400/A350/777 Gates at LAX
Replies: 15
Views: 3578

Re: Delta 767-400/A350/777 Gates at LAX

ERAU1 wrote:
KMCOFlyer wrote:
There are definitely widebody gates at T-3. I’ve boarded a DL A330 from 38 before and I’m pretty sure 34 and 35 can also take widebody.



Does that mean other gates are sacrificed when widebodies are using them


Prolly.

T3 will be much more efficient when it’s reconstructed.

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Thu Sep 05, 2019 7:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What Defines a Low Cost Carrier?
Replies: 17
Views: 1601

What Defines a Low Cost Carrier?

From Southwest's Investor Relations page, Q2 2019 presentation ( http://www.southwestairlinesinvestorrelations.com/news-and-events/news-releases/2019/07-25-2019-114616974 ) "Highest ranking Low-Cost Carrier for Customer satisfaction for the third year in a row in the J.D. Power 2019 North Ameri...

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Thu Sep 05, 2019 5:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why did AA go with cloth on the MD80 seats and DL leather?
Replies: 37
Views: 6853

Re: Why did AA go with cloth on the MD80 seats and DL leather?

umichman wrote:
How long has Southwest had leather seats? (Although, apparently the new ones are "E-Leather" which I presume means "fake").


It is “engineered” leather.

For reference:

https://www.eleathergroup.com/

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Tue Sep 03, 2019 10:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta pilots now going after AeroMexico JV over concerns for labor arbitrage
Replies: 45
Views: 5620

Re: Delta pilots now going after AeroMexico JV over concerns for labor arbitrage

Atter raising concerns over proposed expanded AF-KL-VS Atlantic joint venture, the Delta ALPA Master Executive Council filed with the DOT opposition to request by AM-DL to eliminate 5-year review condition on their current JV that subject to renewal in December 2020. Delta pilots contend that the J...

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Tue Sep 03, 2019 4:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MINT and other Service Cuts to JetBlue, starting 9/1
Replies: 164
Views: 21793

Re: MINT and other Service Cuts to JetBlue, starting 9/1

I’m surprised B6 doesn’t run an advertisement saying “All we fly are mainline jets.” The more RJs DL throws at BOS, the more that difference stands out. Because with the 2x2 config of the 190s, no one will be able to tell the difference between that and a CRJ-200. Huge difference in terms of cabin ...

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Tue Sep 03, 2019 4:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MINT and other Service Cuts to JetBlue, starting 9/1
Replies: 164
Views: 21793

Re: MINT and other Service Cuts to JetBlue, starting 9/1

My favorite was the CFO saying hey we made a bunch of money but not enough for profit sharing you still have 6 months so keep trying. It’s just amazing to watch the disconnect. And did the CFO present the slide that shows the C-Suite’s salary, annual bonus and long term incentives awarded for the s...

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Tue Sep 03, 2019 4:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MINT and other Service Cuts to JetBlue, starting 9/1
Replies: 164
Views: 21793

Re: MINT and other Service Cuts to JetBlue, starting 9/1

One of the problems I do see with B6 these days is a mgmt team that is not afraid to trade in the good will of some of the hardest working folks in the industry. If they don't change course on that, things won't end well, and certainly not profitably either. The fact that people don't really mind p...

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Tue Sep 03, 2019 3:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MINT and other Service Cuts to JetBlue, starting 9/1
Replies: 164
Views: 21793

Re: MINT and other Service Cuts to JetBlue, starting 9/1

“great legroom” I have only flown in Mint. Does B6 still offer great legroom in standard economy? Pitch used to be 34” which was a product differentiator. However, I thought B6 economy was now “competitive” with WN at 32” while the US3 moved to 31”. I think it's actually been covered before, but th...

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Tue Sep 03, 2019 1:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MINT and other Service Cuts to JetBlue, starting 9/1
Replies: 164
Views: 21793

Re: MINT and other Service Cuts to JetBlue, starting 9/1

As someone who flies both JetBlue and Delta often, sure JetBlue doesn't offer first class on many routes, but their free snacks, free wifi, free live tv, and great legroom makes up for it. Their mint routes, those cuts don't affect my will to keep flying them any more, since these are for the most ...

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Mon Sep 02, 2019 5:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United p.s. Question
Replies: 78
Views: 10686

Re: United p.s. Question

Is United p.s. still 757 or have they upgauged it to 777/787 it seems like ever since UA moved p.s. services from JFK to EWR UA has seemed to assign larger aircraft to fly there p.s. routes? the PS thing is Long Gone,, Agree. It is now “premium transcontinental service” on “premium transcontinental...

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Sun Sep 01, 2019 5:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United p.s. Question
Replies: 78
Views: 10686

Re: United p.s. Question

[twoid][/twoid] Yes, you are correct. It was my understanding that the Hi-J subfleet was no longer dedicated to premium transcontinental routes. If so, I stand corrected. It is still a dedicated fleet, it's just not a large fleet so it's a smaller percent if the total departures. There's only 15 of ...

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Sat Aug 31, 2019 3:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA's Summer From Hell
Replies: 95
Views: 15873

Re: AA's Summer From Hell

AA is today’s TWA. Doug Parker has managed to accomplish one thing at AA: completely gut the brand. When I fly within the US I fly F. AA used to have a really competitive F product, but no longer. Their employees are not engaged. Operationally AA is unreliable and unpredictable. I have not flown AA...

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Fri Aug 30, 2019 10:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United p.s. Question
Replies: 78
Views: 10686

Re: United p.s. Question

UA no longer uses a sub fleet branded United PS. In fact, according to their website, United PS branding is dead: https://www.united.com/web/en-us/content/travel/inflight/premium-services.aspx?POS=US Instead UA flies internationally configured aircraft with lie flat seats in J on “our premium trans...

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Thu Aug 29, 2019 5:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United p.s. Question
Replies: 78
Views: 10686

Re: United p.s. Question

UA no longer uses a sub fleet branded United PS. In fact, according to their website, United PS branding is dead: https://www.united.com/web/en-us/content/travel/inflight/premium-services.aspx?POS=US Instead UA flies internationally configured aircraft with lie flat seats in J on “our premium transc...

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Thu Aug 29, 2019 2:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines California Strategy
Replies: 59
Views: 10052

Re: Alaska Airlines California Strategy

Alaska Airlines over the last couple of years have been on a marketing blitz to be the premier “go-to” airline for Californians. As we have seen, they have grown SMF, SJC, SAN, LAX, SFO (debatable) to support this strategy. However, I feel like there is a huge flaw in their strategy. CA and its res...

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Mon Aug 26, 2019 9:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JFK terminals 2027
Replies: 36
Views: 6129

Re: JFK terminals 2027

Has a master plan and design been finalized?

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Mon Aug 26, 2019 2:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Mexico's president suggests his government may resucitate Mexicana de Aviacion
Replies: 40
Views: 6523

Re: Mexico's president suggests his government may resucitate Mexicana de Aviacion

There are lots of things that don't matter much in a merger, and fleet commonality is on that list for any two carriers that already have subtypes in an economic quantity. Yet Alaska Airlines is widely reported as having difficulty absorbing Virgin America's 70+ Airbus fleet. Before the MAX crashes...

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Sun Aug 25, 2019 6:58 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Where does AF fly its A380s?
Replies: 19
Views: 2104

Re: Where does AF fly its A380s?

KFTG wrote:
Paris.



:bigthumbsup:

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Sat Aug 24, 2019 10:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airliners Past: Olympic Airways receives their 1st Boeing 747
Replies: 20
Views: 4873

Re: Airliners Past: Olympic Airways receives their 1st Boeing 747

I saw "Zeus" at SYD when Olympic briefly served that city in the mid-1970s. "Zeus"! One fell of an appropriate name for a 747! OA flew to Sydney from 1972 to 2004 so more than just “briefly”. They might have temporarily suspended the route once or twice during that period but ov...

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Fri Aug 23, 2019 12:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Private Jets...aborts takeoff...catches fire....
Replies: 56
Views: 12454

Re: Delta Private Jets...aborts takeoff...catches fire....

dcaproducer wrote:
JonNYC wrote:
catiii wrote:

How is the customer experience?

Absolutely exceptional.

And one can use their jet-card funds on commercial DL as well, with a dedicated (and beyond amazing) booking team, etc.


This. Completely agree.


Don’t members get automatic DL Diamond status?

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Tue Aug 20, 2019 3:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The 5 New "T" Gates in ATL
Replies: 65
Views: 10147

Re: The 5 New "T" Gates in ATL

Ever notice that the south half of B, is lower than the north half of B? Eastern designed the north half to their height, Delta designed the south half to their height Now that you mention it... Interesting that EA and DL would have had that much say that the concourse height would be different on ...

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Tue Aug 20, 2019 2:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The 5 New "T" Gates in ATL
Replies: 65
Views: 10147

Re: The 5 New "T" Gates in ATL

I avoid ATL whenever possible. Too bad. You're avoiding the U.S. airport with more non-stop destinations than any other. And the easiest hub airport from a connecting passenger standpoint anywhere in the world. No need to try to sell me on ATL, I’ve used the airport from an O&D (resident and vi...

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Tue Aug 20, 2019 2:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The 5 New "T" Gates in ATL
Replies: 65
Views: 10147

Re: The 5 New "T" Gates in ATL

MIflyer12 wrote:
questions wrote:
I avoid ATL whenever possible.


Too bad. You're avoiding the U.S. airport with more non-stop destinations than any other.


When I’m connecting through an airport I don’t care that it has more nonstop destinations than any other — my travel plans have been made!

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Tue Aug 20, 2019 7:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The 5 New "T" Gates in ATL
Replies: 65
Views: 10147

Re: The 5 New "T" Gates in ATL

The demand for gates may have arguably moderated, but the need for gate space has not. TABCD were built back in the early 1980s and were designed in an era in which Delta was predominantly flying DC-9-30/737-200 sized aircraft as the backbone of their domestic fleet. Now every other gate is a 321/7...

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Mon Aug 19, 2019 5:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DELTA Engine Failure , Emergency Landing in the Bahamas (N335NW / DL651)
Replies: 35
Views: 12158

Re: DELTA Engine Failure , Emergency Landing in the Bahamas (N335NW / DL651)

Since this was a diversion for a flight from one country to another and landing in a third, how were the passengers processed? Does Nassau airport have a secure holding facility so that passengers would not have to enter and exit the country?

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Mon Aug 19, 2019 5:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DELTA Engine Failure , Emergency Landing in the Bahamas (N335NW / DL651)
Replies: 35
Views: 12158

Re: DELTA Engine Failure , Emergency Landing in the Bahamas (N335NW / DL651)

My last flight was a DL A350 and after a transpac crossing, no thrust reverse was applied. I would guarantee that reverse was selected, just idle reverse . I normally use idle reverse after having done a landing distance assessment for no reverse. Still will select maximum reverse if needed. Not th...

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Mon Aug 19, 2019 2:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta 757 hard landing this morning at Azores PDL
Replies: 178
Views: 55803

Re: Delta 757 hard landing this morning at Azores PDL

Sorry if I missed this, but I’ve only read “hard landing” and “rough landing.”

Can someone describe the type of landing that would cause this type of damage? For example, nose gear first or main and nose gear at the same time.

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Mon Aug 19, 2019 2:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines "Evolution" to Globe Livery released
Replies: 1797
Views: 366502

Re: United Airlines "Evolution" to Globe Livery released

It might look “sloppy” to you, and your opinion matters. But I’m certain that how the wavy line and the changing negative space between it and the grey was intentionally designed to be that way, vs (say) exactly 6 inches apart from nose to tail. Actually I really dislike the wave very much for othe...

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Sun Aug 18, 2019 6:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines "Evolution" to Globe Livery released
Replies: 1797
Views: 366502

Re: United Airlines "Evolution" to Globe Livery released

As I promised, here is the better quality picture of the first 737max in the new United livery. https://twitter.com/gerardiaviation/status/1139912267196092416 With the better quality one you can clearly see the reg. And also that there is still some gold on the aircraft (look at the inside of the w...

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Sat Aug 17, 2019 1:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta pilots file objection to expanded JVs
Replies: 133
Views: 14301

Re: Delta pilots file objection to expanded JVs

On the flip side, the JV’s contribute to DL’s profitability from which employees benefit through profit sharing. I’d also argue that the JV’s help create a competitive network with breadth and frequency that allows DL to capture, ie, win, profitable corporate contracts. Without the JV’s DL would be ...

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Sat Aug 17, 2019 12:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada A220 launch - Interior Picture and New routes
Replies: 128
Views: 21550

Re: Air Canada A220 launch - Interior Picture and New routes

... and they made money. No, they didn't... not until around 2010 anyway. Airline financial performance prior to the consolidation that occurred post-GFC was absolutely terrible . And the industry’s poor financial performance was caused because of a hard wall between F and Y. Based on your argument...

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Fri Aug 16, 2019 10:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada A220 launch - Interior Picture and New routes
Replies: 128
Views: 21550

Re: Air Canada A220 launch - Interior Picture and New routes

The extra inches required to insert the wall is significantly less than the space required for an additional inch of seat pitch for 25-30 rows of Y seating. Thing is the position of the seats at the exit row kind of dictate where you can allocate inches. So the extra space required for the full bul...

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Fri Aug 16, 2019 12:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada A220 launch - Interior Picture and New routes
Replies: 128
Views: 21550

Re: Air Canada A220 launch - Interior Picture and New routes

Kudos to AC for using a full wall between F/J and the main cabin. The visual cabin dividers being used by others, e.g., DL, are cheap, tacky and awful and degrade the F/J cabin experience. I also like the gray/charcoal color palette. It’s much better than the overused blue. A very sharp aircraft. T...

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Thu Aug 15, 2019 2:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada A220 launch - Interior Picture and New routes
Replies: 128
Views: 21550

Re: Air Canada A220 launch - Interior Picture and New routes

Kudos to AC for using a full wall between F/J and the main cabin. The visual cabin dividers being used by others, e.g., DL, are cheap, tacky and awful and degrade the F/J cabin experience.

I also like the gray/charcoal color palette. It’s much better than the overused blue.

A very sharp aircraft.

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Tue Aug 13, 2019 9:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta allegedly lobbying against new FAA rest rule for cabin crew
Replies: 83
Views: 19677

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

I would like to see a simple table — airlines down the columns; work rules, pay and benefits across the rows — comparing Delta FA’s to their US airlines unionized counterparts. I bet the net net is those unionized FA’s are NOT any better off and that the only ones to benefit from Delta FA’s unioniz...

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Tue Aug 13, 2019 6:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta allegedly lobbying against new FAA rest rule for cabin crew
Replies: 83
Views: 19677

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

I would like to see a simple table — airlines down the columns; work rules, pay and benefits across the rows — comparing Delta FA’s to their US airlines unionized counterparts. I bet the net net is those unionized FA’s are NOT any better off and that the only ones to benefit from Delta FA’s unionizi...

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Tue Aug 13, 2019 5:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: HA to launch OGG-LAS
Replies: 59
Views: 6591

Re: HA to launch OGG-LAS

This is amazing. Combined with HA’s other flights I would have never guessed all the route potential between HI and LAS.

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Sat Aug 10, 2019 6:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bird Logos on Asian Airlines
Replies: 54
Views: 6355

Re: Bird Logos on Asian Airlines

Well Qantas tried to put an end to all this bird on a plane craziness! But putting wings on an otherwise-pedestrian mammal, on the other hand... :lol: 1449835 Good one! According to this site, wings were on from 1947-1984. https://1000logos.net/qantas-logo/ Looks like a pterodactyl.

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