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by usairways787
Fri Sep 06, 2019 12:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Miami mechanic arrested for sabotaging aircraft
Replies: 119
Views: 19436

Re: AA Miami mechanic arrested for sabotaging aircraft

While a lot of us aren't happy with negotiations this behavior is completely unacceptable and only embarrasses me and makes us look bad. Completely unacceptable and a horrible example of the profession. Hopefully life in prison to think about it.

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by usairways787
Wed Sep 04, 2019 8:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines MD-80 Retirement Discussion Thread
Replies: 648
Views: 115391

Re: American Airlines MD-80 Retirement Discussion Thread

Took a last minute spin up to Wichita and back last night and this morning. Was on the last AA MD-80 arrival into Wichita, and on the last flight for N965TW that was the 5 am dep back to DFW. ICT had two MD80s RON. Announcements were made at the beginning and the end of the flight up to Wichita, bu...

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by usairways787
Tue Jul 30, 2019 10:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Trump Hosts Meeting b/w QR and the U.S. Carriers
Replies: 135
Views: 16294

Re: Trump Hosts Meeting b/w QR and the U.S. Carriers

Trump, according to NBC News, made fun of Parker for American Airlines' stock prices and "repeatedly harped on Bastian's absence."

And there it was LoL

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by usairways787
Wed Jul 24, 2019 1:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA lawsuit against TWU/IAM (redux)
Replies: 419
Views: 28121

Re: AA lawsuit against TWU/IAM (redux)

Boof02671 wrote:
NWAESC wrote:
You do realize you’re advocating for something that will harm the workforce, right?

Stop with the misinformation.

It’s not going to harm the members, stop lying.


Enough of spamming the board. You're making us look bad.

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by usairways787
Tue Jul 16, 2019 10:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA lawsuit against TWU/IAM (redux)
Replies: 419
Views: 28121

Re: AA lawsuit against TWU/IAM (redux)

10 Holdays (same as others)
Current TWU scope
I'm fine with my insurance, but make it much more affordable with caps
Double time on overtime, and holidays

You match those, I'd sign today.

Some of the expectations amongst some is unrealistic.

US787

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by usairways787
Wed Jul 10, 2019 2:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA lawsuit against TWU/IAM (redux)
Replies: 419
Views: 28121

Re: AA lawsuit against TWU/IAM (redux)

FAA getting involved. Copy of a letter from the FAA to management and unions https://iam141.org/association-update-3/ Uh, no. That's a letter saying the FAA is not involved. It's a friendly reminder of something both parties can agree on. The insurance we've asked for all 30,000 employees to be on ...

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by usairways787
Tue Jul 09, 2019 11:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA lawsuit against TWU/IAM (redux)
Replies: 419
Views: 28121

Re: AA lawsuit against TWU/IAM (redux)

I'll chime in, While AA is indeed suing the TWU/IAM, what they're not able to do is prove that there is indeed a slowdown. Why? Because there truly isn't one. Everyday I see the decisions being made that are causing problems that weren't problems until this last year. In DFW alone, on the fleet side...

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by usairways787
Mon Jun 03, 2019 1:12 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Largest non-hub AA stations?
Replies: 57
Views: 9646

Re: Largest non-hub AA stations?

I’m shocked mainline ramp doesn’t handle BNA. It’s currently contracted out to Envoy. RDU was also handled by Envoy before the merger. I don't know who does it know since U.S. Airways ramp was mainline before the merger. Does anybody know what the number of mainline flights a station operates befor...

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by usairways787
Sat Jun 01, 2019 6:41 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Largest non-hub AA stations?
Replies: 57
Views: 9646

Re: Largest non-hub AA stations?

If I recall correctly, US had clearly defined PHL, CLT, and PHX as their hubs and DCA as a focus city; although BOS had a sizable US operation, it was still just a large station for them. DCA has been indicated as a hub for US (now AA) since the 90s. Interesting, we don't acknowledge it as a hub, a...

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by usairways787
Wed May 22, 2019 5:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA sues IAM-TWU Association over alleged slowdown
Replies: 267
Views: 21921

Re: AA sues IAM-TWU Association over alleged slowdown

AA has stated in their motion high utilization leads to less ground time and the SA bases AMTS are less than stellar one posted on Facebook AMT group where does he look up a repair procedure. You dont work here. I do. I’ve dealt with plenty of clueless AA mechanics right here in the United States. ...

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by usairways787
Tue May 21, 2019 5:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA sues IAM-TWU Association over alleged slowdown
Replies: 267
Views: 21921

Re: AA sues IAM-TWU Association over alleged slowdown

Rampers should not worry about future jobs that likely won't even exist in 20 years due to technology. Protecting unneeded jobs has killed a lot more needed jobs than saved. So what do you do for a living? Irrelevant. But it's also a job likely to be replaced by AI. Then you don't have a dog in thi...

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by usairways787
Mon May 20, 2019 9:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA sues IAM-TWU Association over alleged slowdown
Replies: 267
Views: 21921

Re: AA sues IAM-TWU Association over alleged slowdown

No they didn’t Concessions They are asking for the following: 1. Increases of outsourcing and a loss of 2,200 Mechanic jobs in heavy maintenance. 2. Increase of outsourcing of line maintenance and a loss of 1,000 Mechanic jobs. 3. Elimination of Facilities/Plant Maintenance which is a loss of jobs....

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by usairways787
Mon May 20, 2019 8:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA sues IAM-TWU Association over alleged slowdown
Replies: 267
Views: 21921

Re: AA sues IAM-TWU Association over alleged slowdown

You think all of that is instant? It isn't. We're already short a minimum of 400 heads just in rampers alone. Both work groups are called out in this.

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by usairways787
Mon May 20, 2019 8:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA sues IAM-TWU Association over alleged slowdown
Replies: 267
Views: 21921

Re: AA sues IAM-TWU Association over alleged slowdown

Nobody is slowing down. This is pure bullshit*t by spoiled executive leadership. The operation is falling apart. Piece by piece. No equipment, no man power. Wtf do you want us to do?

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by usairways787
Sat Apr 27, 2019 5:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Q1 2019 Results
Replies: 54
Views: 7682

Re: AA Q1 2019 Results

One other thing to consider regarding AA - they just completed their labor group integrations. Pilots about a year ago, flight attendants late last year. Before that, they had to operate as two airlines under the same label. Now that they are integrated, we shall see if management can make AA live ...

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by usairways787
Thu Apr 25, 2019 5:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dallas/Fort Worth Aviation Thread (DFW/DAL) - 2019
Replies: 541
Views: 69496

Re: Dallas/Fort Worth Aviation Thread (DFW/DAL) - 2019

Misread and meant to add on to a previous post. Planes4You doesn't seem to know what sources he's using and if they're valid. He states rumors that are essentially wishful thinking until some time later. There's some obsession with China Southern starting DFW. http://www.airliners.net/forum/viewtop...

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by usairways787
Thu Apr 25, 2019 4:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dallas/Fort Worth Aviation Thread (DFW/DAL) - 2019
Replies: 541
Views: 69496

Re: Dallas/Fort Worth Aviation Thread (DFW/DAL) - 2019

Ishrion, I was directing that at Planes4You, not you. The person who seems really knowledgeable about all things DFW except what terminal they're flying out of. I don't understand the obsession with CAN. AA doesn't fly to every oneworld hub, and CZ isn't even in it. Not to mention, does DFW really ...

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by usairways787
Sun Apr 14, 2019 4:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 30+ aircraft damaged at DFW?
Replies: 33
Views: 14710

Re: 30+ aircraft damaged at DFW?

It's 44 as of now.

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by usairways787
Sat Mar 09, 2019 6:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DFW delays
Replies: 18
Views: 2317

Re: DFW delays

texl1649 wrote:
AA also seems to discover planes on landing still, and then look for an open gate, but that’s a minor inconvenience overall.


Except to the ground crews who are now incredibly short staffed and over worked.

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by usairways787
Fri Mar 08, 2019 2:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA taking planes out of service for bad stow bins
Replies: 15
Views: 3777

Re: AA taking planes out of service for bad stow bins

The saga continues. How many bad management decisions spending dollars to save dimes until this management is exposed for what it is? Cheap, and brand tarnishing.

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by usairways787
Sat Dec 08, 2018 9:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA/US Airways integration status
Replies: 76
Views: 11353

Re: AA/US Airways integration status

Yes. MX is the only large group still left to integrate. Wrong, anyone below wing is still not integrated as negotiations have been sent to section 6 mediation. Been in "talks" for 3 years. US787 And after 3 years people still haven't figure out that you need to send professionals to the ...

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by usairways787
Sat Dec 08, 2018 9:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA/US Airways integration status
Replies: 76
Views: 11353

Re: AA/US Airways integration status

Wrong, anyone below wing is still not integrated as negotiations have been sent to section 6 mediation. Been in "talks" for 3 years. US787 Its splitting hairs. The helping hand initiative made fleet service integrated when it comes to the actual operation. When it comes to an actual contr...

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by usairways787
Fri Dec 07, 2018 7:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA/US Airways integration status
Replies: 76
Views: 11353

Re: AA/US Airways integration status

alasizon wrote:
RyanairGuru wrote:
So does this mean that pilots and flight attendants are already integrated?


Yes. MX is the only large group still left to integrate.


Wrong, anyone below wing is still not integrated as negotiations have been sent to section 6 mediation. Been in "talks" for 3 years.

US787

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by usairways787
Sat Nov 24, 2018 7:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Internal AA survey results: Management untrusted.
Replies: 50
Views: 7843

Re: Internal AA survey results: Management untrusted.

From an employees perspective, morale is at an all time low. US Airways has come in completely run the operation into the ground. I understand it was a merger, I understand changes are inevitable, what I don't understand is this. They've made operational changes, and not listened to the front line e...

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by usairways787
Tue Oct 30, 2018 9:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Describe AA in 3 Words Article
Replies: 117
Views: 13267

Re: Describe AA in 3 Words Article

The linked article is a little superficial. More money was never going to make certain AA employee groups happy - they will always think they deserve yet more still. They've been conditioned - by AA/US/HP management, or by their union representation - to think reflexively that management is always ...

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by usairways787
Thu Oct 25, 2018 1:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA post Q3 2018 earnings
Replies: 101
Views: 14642

Re: AA post Q3 2018 earnings

Bad management decisions at it's finest. Pointing the finger at absolutely everything else instead directly at the source is the result of what we're seeing.

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by usairways787
Sat Aug 18, 2018 6:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DFW aircraft overnight parking
Replies: 2
Views: 840

Re: DFW aircraft overnight parking

AA uses terminal ramp space and Mx hangar/ramp space. The others just get pushed back to terminal ramp positions. Terminal E can get quite packed overnight with all gates, ramp spots, and satellite terminal area used. There are a few exceptions, like Spirit using the old DL logistics building ramp ...

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by usairways787
Fri Jul 27, 2018 2:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Q2 2018 earnings
Replies: 72
Views: 10383

Re: AA Q2 2018 earnings

chrisp390 wrote:
Would it be possible for AA to lift their operation in PHX and move it to DFW? It seems like it would make DFW a stronger hub by doing so.


We're pretty maxed out and short handed as it is. Please no.

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by usairways787
Sun Jul 15, 2018 11:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA encountering labor slow down due contract talks
Replies: 35
Views: 5292

Re: AA encountering labor slow down due contract talks

It's slow because we don't have the people. We're under staffed, and don't have tools to do our job. We want to do our job but at every turn the company literally makes it impossible. I was told that at Frontier, in ORD this month, an entire staff walked off the job leaving noone to handle the peop...

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by usairways787
Sun Jul 15, 2018 10:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA encountering labor slow down due contract talks
Replies: 35
Views: 5292

Re: AA encountering labor slow down due contract talks

It's slow because we don't have the people. We're under staffed, and don't have tools to do our job. We want to do our job but at every turn the company literally makes it impossible.

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by usairways787
Sun Jul 15, 2018 7:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA encountering labor slow down due contract talks
Replies: 35
Views: 5292

Re: AA encountering labor slow down due contract talks

Typical blame labor to cover the blame of bad decisions. Beefed up flight schedule, no additional man power, cutting areas of the operation which are vital, and then expecting us to work miracles while they continue to find ways to send more people to the streets.

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by usairways787
Wed Jun 27, 2018 7:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Management layoffs coming to AA
Replies: 38
Views: 10272

Re: Management layoffs coming to AA

I think Doug was the right man for a particular time period. But he has had missteps. You mean like lying and undermining his labor, racking up $25 billion in debt, increasing share buybacks at an astronomical level, while being the he and Isom are the two biggest shareholders in the company misste...

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by usairways787
Wed Jun 20, 2018 7:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Management layoffs coming to AA
Replies: 38
Views: 10272

Re: Management layoffs coming to AA

usflyer msp wrote:
Ionosphere wrote:
Parker turn little America West into the largest airline in the world in less than 10 years.


DP has been an excellent leader and has done a great job with HP/US/AA. Haters are gonna hate no matter whom the CEO of AA is.


You can put that koolaid cup down now.

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by usairways787
Wed Jun 20, 2018 7:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Management layoffs coming to AA
Replies: 38
Views: 10272

Re: Management layoffs coming to AA

Well they've got to pay Wells Fargo for the planes they're stealing, somehow!! But do keep in mind, they will never, ever again lose money. Doug Parker himself told us! :roll: I think Doug was the right man for a particular time period. But he has had missteps. You mean like lying and undermining h...

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by usairways787
Wed May 02, 2018 6:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Cracks Down on FA Trip Hoarding and Selling
Replies: 61
Views: 16268

Re: AA Cracks Down on FA Trip Hoarding and Selling

How can posters defend such archaic work practices enjoyed by the few? Probably the same ones that give the ME3 a hard time, and the French, and..... Where are senior management with brains and back bones when needed? This senior "leadership" has no backbone. It's not even leadership, the...

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by usairways787
Wed May 02, 2018 4:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Cracks Down on FA Trip Hoarding and Selling
Replies: 61
Views: 16268

Re: AA Cracks Down on FA Trip Hoarding and Selling

airtran737 wrote:
One more reason to hate the US Airways stain that still plagues this industry.


My thoughts exactly. I haven't met a USAirways employee I like yet. Three years and counting.

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by usairways787
Mon Jan 15, 2018 5:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA CEO: "we'll never lose money again"
Replies: 85
Views: 13087

Re: AA CEO: "we'll never lose money again"

I believe Doug's choice of words were poor. Assuming no major financial shocks to the industry or to the US economy... I suspect he is correct; and would not even think of challenging his statement had he put it into words like that. The problem is the word "never." There are 3 or 4 very ...

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by usairways787
Tue Nov 14, 2017 8:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DFW F: State of affairs?
Replies: 15
Views: 2975

Re: DFW F: State of affairs?

Last I heard was that it was on hold. No other details were given as to why.

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by usairways787
Fri Oct 27, 2017 4:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AAL 3Q17 $624M Net Profit
Replies: 39
Views: 9592

Re: AAL 3Q17 $624M Net Profit

Those are always the last to see financial benefits, as they are considered the least-skilled and thus most easily replaceable of airline employees - many airlines feel they will always have a pool of people needing a job to fill those positions, so if someone quits, so what. All it takes is dangli...

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by usairways787
Fri Oct 27, 2017 4:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AAL 3Q17 $624M Net Profit
Replies: 39
Views: 9592

Re: AAL 3Q17 $624M Net Profit

Those are always the last to see financial benefits, as they are considered the least-skilled and thus most easily replaceable of airline employees - many airlines feel they will always have a pool of people needing a job to fill those positions, so if someone quits, so what. All it takes is dangli...

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by usairways787
Fri Oct 06, 2017 4:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA's new branding
Replies: 116
Views: 20374

Re: AA's new branding

Although AA's rebranding effort has been discussed many times here, I'm just going to add my two cents and say that it is the best example I can think of of ruining a brand image. For me, the new branding is so far removed from the old that it doesn't even feel like the same airline. Although to be...

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by usairways787
Fri Feb 05, 2016 4:21 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Agent In ATL Treating Our Troops Like Trash!
Replies: 28
Views: 6019

RE: Agent In ATL Treating Our Troops Like Trash!

There are always two sides to a story.

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by usairways787
Tue Mar 05, 2013 11:03 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Is Southwest Ramp A Good Job?
Replies: 14
Views: 5939

RE: Is Southwest Ramp A Good Job?

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/jetmatt777" class="quote" target="_blank">jetmatt777</a> (<a href="#5" class="quote">Reply 5</a>):<br/><i>Your body will take a beating. It's ha...

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by usairways787
Tue Mar 05, 2013 4:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Drone Reported Over JFK
Replies: 55
Views: 17593

RE: Drone Reported Over JFK

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/AeroWesty" class="quote" target="_blank">AeroWesty</a> (<a href="#1" class="quote">Reply 1</a>):<br/><i>“We saw a drone, a drone aircraft,” </i>...

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by usairways787
Sun Feb 24, 2013 11:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sad To See DL Mainline Disappearing From DFW
Replies: 24
Views: 12682

Sad To See DL Mainline Disappearing From DFW

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/tommy767" class="quote" target="_blank">tommy767</a> (<a href="#1" class="quote">Reply 1</a>):<br/><i>As for <acronym title="Dallas / Fort Worth...

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by usairways787
Sun Jan 27, 2013 10:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Best F/A Safety Announcement I've Ever Heard
Replies: 59
Views: 19221

RE: The Best F/A Safety Announcement I've Ever Heard

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/mcdu" class="quote" target="_blank">mcdu</a> (<a href="#1" class="quote">Reply 1</a>):<br/><i> That is absolutely the last announcement I would ...

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by usairways787
Thu Dec 06, 2012 6:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Possible Lower Oil And The Industry
Replies: 10
Views: 2900

RE: Possible Lower Oil And The Industry

As much as I'd LOVE to believe this, I simply will not, until I see it with my own eyes.

US787

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by usairways787
Wed Dec 05, 2012 11:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Do You Think WN Has Buyers Remorse?
Replies: 39
Views: 13355

RE: Do You Think WN Has Buyers Remorse?

It'd be a little late to say "Hey, you know what, we really shouldn't have bought you" airTran brought more to the table than Southwest ever could have. As a result of the "Acquisition" a lot of airTran people lost their jobs (myself included) so they can suck it up. The way a lot of folks at <acron...

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by usairways787
Tue Nov 27, 2012 9:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US Retires 733s
Replies: 42
Views: 10784

RE: US Retires 733s

End of an era. So long.

US787

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by usairways787
Tue Nov 20, 2012 12:51 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Delta Culture
Replies: 7
Views: 3733

RE: Delta Culture

Like many of us have said above, it is what you make of it. I work with quite a few <acronym title="Northwest Airlines (USA)">NW</acronym> folks, and to be honest I have never met such a negative bunch of people, it really feels like they go out of their way to complain sometimes. It really does get...

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