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by capejet
Sat Aug 29, 2020 6:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The good old times: old commercials on YouTube
Replies: 121
Views: 10125

Re: The good old times: old commercials on YouTube

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3s5vk4bChPw
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I think the "come fly the friendly skies of United" is the best airline ad song ever done.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3s5vk4bChPw

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by capejet
Fri Aug 28, 2020 8:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airline Reservation Centers and work at home
Replies: 3
Views: 857

Airline Reservation Centers and work at home

I was just wondering how American, Delta, United and Southwest Airlines are handling the issue of allowing reservation agents to work from home during the covid crisis. I know all 4 have large reservation centers, but I would imagine the agents would prefer doing the job at home. I think I read some...

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by capejet
Thu Aug 20, 2020 6:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UPDATE: AA Goes Forward with Suspending Service to 15 Small Airports in October
Replies: 315
Views: 48529

Re: UPDATE: AA Goes Forward with Suspending Service to 15 Small Airports in October

Are these suspensions all for one month? Is there a chance some will be permanent?

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by capejet
Sun Jun 28, 2020 2:05 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Name change for John Wayne Airport (SNA) ?
Replies: 84
Views: 3372

Re: Proposal to rename John Wayne Airport (SNA)

If the Wright Brothers do not have an airport named after them, then no one else should either.

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by capejet
Thu May 14, 2020 1:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Still no Asia service from CLT?
Replies: 132
Views: 13719

Re: Still no Asia service from CLT?

I have to admit I do not know a lot about Charlotte although the one time I visited it seemed like a nice city. But what major companies are based there and does it have any major research universities?

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by capejet
Thu Apr 23, 2020 1:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines projects $2.1 billion pretax loss as coronavirus roils business, seeks more federal aid
Replies: 92
Views: 19414

Re: United Airlines posts $2.1 billion pretax loss as coronavirus roils business, seeks more federal aid

If you think customer service has anything to do with the current situation of UA/AA/DL being in the most desperate straights in their history than you are totally misinformed.

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by capejet
Fri Feb 21, 2020 3:12 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Does NBC Know What They're Talking About Regarding Aviation?
Replies: 41
Views: 3319

Re: Does NBC Know What They're Talking About Regarding Aviation?

It's not just the way aviation news is presented by the networks these days. Everything is introduced as "breaking news" and given as much hype and exaggeration as possible regardless of when it happened or how important it is. The days of Walter Cronkite, Huntley and Brinkley, and Peter J...

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by capejet
Sun Jan 12, 2020 2:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta CES 2020 Keynote Address
Replies: 25
Views: 4682

Re: Delta CES 2020 Keynote Address

Did any other airline speak at this convention? I am amazed at how DL has put so much emphasis on attracting high yield traffic at the high tech cities in the US that were formerly dominated by AA (RDU, BOS, SJC, AUS, BNA). Has DL surpassed AA in traffic at all of these cities?

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by capejet
Sun Dec 08, 2019 4:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Senior FA sues DL for wrongful termination
Replies: 172
Views: 23307

Re: Senior FA sues DL for wrongful termination

I would like to propose a toast to this lady. She was a flight attendant for Bonanza Airlines. Bonanza eventually became (through mergers) Air West and then Hughes Air West and then through another series of mergers Republic Airlines and was then taken over by Northwest Airlines which was merged int...

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by capejet
Fri Sep 27, 2019 2:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta buying 20% of LATAM
Replies: 867
Views: 126732

Re: Delta buying 20% of LATAM

I think DL wll begin adding more MIA flights, building up a small focus city, probably new MIA-MCO/DCA/BOS/RDU/SEA/CMH at first, and perhaps CUN/AUA/MBJ as well. But in the long term I think they want to be even larger at MIA. How many gates are available at MIA? In the long term could DL build a ne...

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by capejet
Thu Jun 13, 2019 3:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta saves the day with free charter
Replies: 113
Views: 21039

Re: Delta saves the day with free charter

It wasn’t delta mainline it was a regional jet operator. So what? The only people that care about that kind of specificity are avgeeks like all of us. For all intents and purposes, it was "AA" that canceled and "DL" that came through. When this story comes up at dinner parties, ...

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by capejet
Thu Jun 13, 2019 3:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta saves the day with free charter
Replies: 113
Views: 21039

Re: Delta saves the day with free charter

This story is now making national news. AA apologized for the situation, citing bad weather as the reason for the cancellation. Regardless of how or why it happened, DL is getting a ton of good publicity while AA is looking like the airline that should be avoided at all cost. The only thing AA can d...

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by capejet
Wed May 22, 2019 1:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TA reached between WN and AMFA
Replies: 22
Views: 3619

Re: TA reached between WN and AMFA

Just curious, does anyone know how much outsourcing Southwest will be able to do in this new contract? Will it be more or less than the old contract?

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by capejet
Wed Apr 17, 2019 2:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines posts Q1 earnings
Replies: 15
Views: 5127

Re: United Airlines posts Q1 earnings

Reported first-quarter net income of $292 million, diluted EPS of $1.09, pre-tax earnings of $367 million and pre-tax margin of 3.8 percent, expanding pre-tax margin 1.8 points versus the first quarter of 2018. Total passenger revenue increased 7.1 percent versus the first quarter of 2018. PRASM in...

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by capejet
Wed Apr 03, 2019 2:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL low involuntary denied boardings
Replies: 51
Views: 8755

DL low involuntary denied boardings

http://money.com/money/5639829/sorry-bu ... assengers/
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Does DL overbook flights? It amazes me that their numbers look more like Jet Blue (they do not overbook) than AA/UA.

http://money.com/money/5639829/sorry-bu ... assengers/

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by capejet
Sat Mar 16, 2019 1:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American suspends service to Venezuela
Replies: 93
Views: 14812

Re: American suspends service to Venezuela

I find it amazing that AA upper management is not acting on these dangerous situations until after the unions take a strong stand. First the AA F/A union regarding the Max 8 and then the AA pilot union regarding service to Venezuela. Why are the higher ups at AA not providing leadership on these iss...

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by capejet
Wed Mar 06, 2019 2:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Does AA really have this many more mechanics
Replies: 4
Views: 1362

Does AA really have this many more mechanics

An article in the dallas morning news showed this as the "in house mechanics and related positions" headcount: American 14,660 United 9,952 Delta 9,630 Southwest 2,407 JetBlue 803 Alaska 706 the number for AA seem high relative to DL/UA. I also think the AS number looks low vs JetBlue.

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by capejet
Sun Jan 13, 2019 1:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Shutdown disruption on Aviation
Replies: 45
Views: 6665

Re: Shutdown disruption on Aviation

Is this shutdown affecting Southwest Airlines in their attempt to complete the certification process to begin service to Hawaii?

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by capejet
Sat Jan 05, 2019 3:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why no Wright Brothers International Airport for DAY?
Replies: 9
Views: 1821

Re: Why no Wright Brothers International Airport for DAY?

Interesting, I never knew Dayton had two airports. Is the Wright Brothers airport mostly cargo?

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by capejet
Sat Jan 05, 2019 3:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why no Wright Brothers International Airport for DAY?
Replies: 9
Views: 1821

Why no Wright Brothers International Airport for DAY?

Has DAY ever discussed dedicating their airport to the Wright Brothers? I know they did most of their flying in Kitty Hawk NC, however they were from Dayton OH and lived there most of their lives. I noticed the official name of the airport is Dayton International Airport. Just curious if they ever c...

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by capejet
Mon Oct 29, 2018 12:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why did AA Dehub SJC?
Replies: 43
Views: 7769

Re: Why did AA Dehub SJC?

Has DL surpassed AA at SJC now? If so, that is truly amazing. SJC made a lot of sense as a hub for AA since it is the heart of silicon valley and AA was the undisputed champion of the high tech cities for a while (AUS/SJC/RDU). I know DL has become larger than AA at RDU, but was wondering if they al...

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by capejet
Mon Oct 15, 2018 12:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 10/14/2018: HUGE UA Change, Numerous Routes Added and Dropped
Replies: 127
Views: 20128

Re: OAG Changes 10/14/2018: HUGE UA Change, Numerous Routes Added and Dropped

UA is adding 2 nonstops LAX-EUG, AA flies 2 a day already so that will double the service. Is the market that big?

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by capejet
Wed Oct 03, 2018 1:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Announces New Intl/Domestic Flights for 2019
Replies: 133
Views: 19310

Re: AA Announces New Intl/Domestic Flights for 2019

Will AA be the only US carrier in SCU (Santiago, Cuba)?

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by capejet
Mon Aug 13, 2018 2:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is Aer Lingus leasing Omni Air Int'l aircraft?
Replies: 6
Views: 2112

Re: Is Aer Lingus leasing Omni Air Int'l aircraft?

So how does that work? Is it still EI pilots and flight attendants who worked the SNN-BOS flights?

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by capejet
Fri Aug 10, 2018 12:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United updating brand with new colors
Replies: 128
Views: 26961

Re: United updating brand with new colors

Bring back the Tulip!

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by capejet
Fri Jul 27, 2018 3:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US Airlines Q2 2018 Profit and Margins
Replies: 18
Views: 2859

Re: US Airlines Q2 2018 Profit and Margins

AA will allow its basic economy passengers to carry a bag on board starting in September. Wont that mean less income? AA will no longer be charging for that bag, are they going to increase the fare $25.00 to make up for the loss in revenue?

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by capejet
Fri Jul 13, 2018 1:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Q2 2018 earnings thread
Replies: 46
Views: 6711

Re: Delta Q2 2018 earnings thread

Doesn't Delta Connection consist of 4 or 5 different commuter airlines? That is truly amazing that they are on a 12 day streak of no cancellations. Have AA or UA ever had 1 day where all their commuters were cancel free?

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by capejet
Wed Jul 04, 2018 3:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Could Pan AM have flown some in state domestic routes
Replies: 60
Views: 5772

Re: Could Pan AM have flown some in state domestic routes

So it sounds like airlines that did not venture outside the state of California like AirCal and PSA before deregulation were exempt from the CAB route application process and could fly LAX-SFO if they wanted, but Pan Am which served several states, would have to get CAB approval to fly it. The CAB n...

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by capejet
Mon Jul 02, 2018 2:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Could Pan AM have flown some in state domestic routes
Replies: 60
Views: 5772

Re: Could Pan AM have flown some in state domestic routes

Oh gosh I had no idea the states had their own regulatory boards for flying within their states, so I guess along those same lines Florida must have decided who could fly MIA-TPA and Texas decided who got to fly IAH-SAT?

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by capejet
Mon Jul 02, 2018 1:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Could Pan AM have flown some in state domestic routes
Replies: 60
Views: 5772

Could Pan AM have flown some in state domestic routes

My question is about the authority of the Civil Aeronautics Board (CAB) pre deregulation and especially Pan Am routes. I know pre deregulation the CAB determined what routes airlines could fly but did their authority include routes that were in one state, for instance LAX-SFO? That seems like an ide...

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by capejet
Tue Jun 19, 2018 3:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ground stop at CLT, DCA, and PHL
Replies: 25
Views: 5775

Re: GRound stop at CLT, DCA, and PHL

Oh wait. It gets even better. Turns out that on friday (the second day of the CLT meltdown) Robert Isom sat down for a chit chat with Brent Snyder for his blog. Thats right, AA is canceling hundreds of flights and Isom goes off for an interview where he raves about his great team. Never once mention...

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by capejet
Tue Jun 19, 2018 2:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ground stop at CLT, DCA, and PHL
Replies: 25
Views: 5775

Re: GRound stop at CLT, DCA, and PHL

And this is the fifth day of this meltdown for AA at CLT? Unreal. People are sleeping in the airport terminal, thousands stranded. How many millions is this going to cost AA?

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by capejet
Tue May 08, 2018 1:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dallas says it has a plan to resolve Southwest-Delta fight for Love Field gates
Replies: 351
Views: 33713

Re: Dallas says it has a plan to resolve Southwest-Delta fight for Love Field gates

The 2 airports are so close, why not just bulldoze everything in between the 2 airports, rename it Dallas Fort Worth Love International Airport. Build new terminals and runways. Then Texas will be able to get bragging rights back from Colorado about who has the biggest airport by land mass!

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by capejet
Sun Apr 08, 2018 9:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Decade since Delta's merger with Northwest
Replies: 231
Views: 20414

Re: Decade since Delta's merger with Northwest

Wondering, did DL/NW have to give up any slots at any airports in order for their merger to be approved?

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by capejet
Tue Mar 27, 2018 3:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: New AA Route Announcement from LAX
Replies: 178
Views: 26013

Re: Rumor: New AA Route Announcement from LAX

LAX-Bangkok Thailand?

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by capejet
Sat Feb 24, 2018 6:29 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: DL and UA cut ties with NRA
Replies: 65
Views: 8865

Re: DL and UA cut ties with NRA

Don't Delta employees fly for free? Why would they need a discount from another company.

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by capejet
Sun Jan 14, 2018 3:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 1/14/2018: DL Adds SEA-IAD/IND/MCI, Expands in BOS; AA Reduces STT/SXM
Replies: 80
Views: 12535

Re: OAG Changes 1/14/2018: DL Adds SEA-IAD/IND/MCI, Expands in BOS; AA Reduces STT/SXM

I think AA will keep BOS-PIT if the aircraft are involved in the rotation of other RJ routes AA flies out of BOS, especially BOS-ROC which I have been told (by a reliable source) is a very profitable route.

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by capejet
Mon Dec 18, 2017 3:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Power outage in ATL
Replies: 401
Views: 47745

Re: Power outage in ATL

At this time DL has canceled 300 flights for monday due to the outage.

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by capejet
Sat Nov 25, 2017 4:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Are any E-135s still flying for United Express or American Eagle?
Replies: 44
Views: 9919

Re: Are any E-135s still flying for United Express or American Eagle?

BlueLine wrote:
American Eagle retired the E-135 a few years ago. The E-140 should have joined it in the desert, but some have been put back in service.

How many seats are there on the E-135 and the E-140?

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by capejet
Sat Nov 22, 2014 4:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL To Start PHL-LHR
Replies: 153
Views: 25577

RE: DL To Start PHL-LHR

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/usairways85" class="quote" target="_blank">usairways85</a> (<a href="#21" class="quote">Reply 21</a>):<br/><i>If you are asking in terms of slot...

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by capejet
Sat Nov 22, 2014 3:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL To Start PHL-LHR
Replies: 153
Views: 25577

RE: DL To Start PHL-LHR

I went on <acronym title="American Airlines (USA)">AA</acronym>.com and I see 3 nonstop <acronym title="London - Heathrow (LHR / EGLL), United Kingdom">LHR</acronym>-<acronym title="Philadelphia - International (PHL / KPHL), USA - Pennsylvania">PHL</acronym> flights. 2 are operated by <acronym title...

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by capejet
Sun Nov 09, 2014 8:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Flight Attendants Reject Contract
Replies: 207
Views: 27784

AA Flight Attendants Reject Contract

This is amazing. I don't think I have ever seen a time when a labor force has voted to shoot themselves in the face to spite their nose. The new contract is going to be less costly to <acronym title="American Airlines (USA)">AA</acronym> now. This might be a good time to buy <acronym title="American...

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by capejet
Thu Oct 30, 2014 12:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spirit Post Record Q3 Profit - $73.9mil
Replies: 10
Views: 3206

RE: Spirit Post Record Q3 Profit - $73.9mil

Is there any other airline in the US with ZERO debt?

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by capejet
Sat Oct 04, 2014 9:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CDC Investigating Possible Ebola Case At EWR
Replies: 39
Views: 7124

RE: CDC Investigating Possible Ebola Case At EWR

With <acronym title="OLD: Sabena (Belgium), NEW: SN Brussels Airlines (Belgium)">SN</acronym>, <acronym title="Air France">AF</acronym>, and <acronym title="British Airways">BA</acronym> offering the most service between West Africa and Europe I would think cases of Ebola would be detected in Belgiu...

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by capejet
Fri Oct 03, 2014 1:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Venezuela Accuses Airlines Of Economic War
Replies: 47
Views: 9707

RE: Venezuela Accuses Airlines Of Economic War

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/ytz" class="quote" target="_blank">ytz</a> (<a href="#17" class="quote">Reply 17</a>):<br/><i>Guess the best you can do that point is slowly whi...

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by capejet
Tue Aug 26, 2014 7:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New United & VX Gates At Dallas Love Field
Replies: 48
Views: 7390

RE: New United & VX Gates At Dallas Love Field

I think Seaport only operates 2 or 3 flights a day from Love Field. I think they have service to Hot Springs and Eldorado AR. I am not sure if those flights get federal subsidies or not.

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by capejet
Sun Aug 24, 2014 9:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Reaches Deal With Piedmont Pilots- Jets Likely
Replies: 88
Views: 16621

RE: AA Reaches Deal With Piedmont Pilots- Jets Likely

[quote=commavia,reply=31] <acronym title="Philadelphia - International (PHL / KPHL), USA - Pennsylvania">PHL</acronym> and <acronym title="Charlotte - Douglas International (CLT / KCLT), USA - North Carolina">CLT</acronym> aren't the only hubs that could use some props - as you say, an ATR72 would a...

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