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by winginit
Mon Jul 15, 2019 9:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta at LHR
Replies: 63
Views: 11939

Re: Delta at LHR

Since BA and AA are JV partners, for fair comparison, BA flights should be included since VS is also included. They call it a joint venture, but as far as I can find they don’t share equity in any form. While VS is for 49% owned by DL and for further 30% by AFKL, their bond is therefore much tighte...

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by winginit
Mon Jul 08, 2019 11:01 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why didn’t Delta or United order the 747-8?
Replies: 41
Views: 6439

Re: Why didn’t Delta or United order the 747-8?

When I was watching Flight Sim videos of Fictional United and Delta 747-8 on YouTube. I began to wonder why didn’t Delta or United order the 747-8I. I mean a Delta or United 747-8 would be great. Let's flip it around. Why would DL or UA have ordered the 748? I see no business case, which I think an...

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by winginit
Mon Jul 08, 2019 10:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why is AM/DL weak in Mexico vs AA
Replies: 48
Views: 5630

Re: Why is AM/DL weak in Mexico vs AA

Uhm. No. "Beef up Mexico presence" as in "Fly to more Mexican destinations".. That sounds like it's your definition. Was it DL's when they announced their intentions? I doubt you know. Anyway. The conclusion is clear. AA flies to more unique Mexican destinations than AM/DL do. B...

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by winginit
Mon Jul 08, 2019 10:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why is AM/DL weak in Mexico vs AA
Replies: 48
Views: 5630

Re: Why is AM/DL weak in Mexico vs AA

Simply looking at the destinations served from hubs like DFW, MIA vs. ATL, it seems AM/DL is very weak compared to AA. I thought the whole idea of DL buying a stake in AM was to beef up Mexico presence? It looks like nothing happened of the sort, at least not compared to “juggernaut” AA. Yes look.....

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by winginit
Mon Jul 08, 2019 9:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why is AM/DL weak in Mexico vs AA
Replies: 48
Views: 5630

Re: Why is AM/DL weak in Mexico vs AA

Simply looking at the destinations served from hubs like DFW, MIA vs. ATL, it seems AM/DL is very weak compared to AA. I thought the whole idea of DL buying a stake in AM was to beef up Mexico presence? It looks like nothing happened of the sort, at least not compared to “juggernaut” AA. Yes look.....

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by winginit
Wed Jul 03, 2019 5:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Air Lines June 2019 Operating Performance.
Replies: 95
Views: 11002

Re: Delta Air Lines June 2019 Operating Performance.

We will see when all the Q2 results come out, but DL is typically not in the top 3 domestically when it comes to margins. They do the best amongst legacies, but normally worse than WN. WN will probably do worse this time around due to MAX issues. But calling it most impressive seems to completely o...

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by winginit
Fri Jun 21, 2019 10:07 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Will AA ever get rid of the Basic Eco?
Replies: 16
Views: 1886

Re: Will AA ever get rid of the Basic Eco?

If the industry is making incremental revenue off of basic economy they will continue to have it in place, and the continued roll out implies that the fare product continues to generate incremental revenue.

If you don't like it, don't book it.

Also, can we please ban 'lol' from this forum?

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by winginit
Fri Jun 21, 2019 9:20 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Why do people still believe in God?
Replies: 341
Views: 28158

Re: Why do people still believe in God?

DDR wrote:
Some of us believe in God because we BELIEVE in God. We have just as much of a right to believe as those who choose not to believe.


No one is saying you don't have that right. The question, if you read carefully, is WHY do you choose to believe in God?

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by winginit
Thu Jun 20, 2019 5:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Buys a 4.3% Stake in Korean Air
Replies: 43
Views: 6121

Re: Delta Buys a 4.3% Stake in Korean Air

I think Delta here is trying to create its own empire by getting closer to many airlines in their JVs, !!! I wonder if the future of this industry will rely on such practice! those who don't belong to any groups wouldn't survive the competition! We are really seeing the formation of a new SkyTeam f...

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by winginit
Thu Jun 20, 2019 2:55 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Why do people still believe in God?
Replies: 341
Views: 28158

Re: Why do people still believe in God?

Are they suffering at the hand of God or the hand of man? Man is inherently sinful and will do bad things. God has let suffering happen since Adam and Eve, and always will. Do you believe there was a literal Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden? Gene mapping shows a common ancestor does it not? First...

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by winginit
Sat Jun 15, 2019 12:29 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Sarah Huckabee Sanders to resign; return to Arkansas for possible governor's run
Replies: 71
Views: 3173

Re: Sarah Huckabee Sanders to resign; return to Arkansa for possible governor's run

She did a great job, she’s an awesome person and I wish her luck in her next career. Press personnel historically only stay a year or two at the most, a very demanding job Did you even think to do a shred of fact checking before posting that? Only stay a year or two at the most? Try again. Let's ta...

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by winginit
Wed Jun 12, 2019 7:40 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Jon Stewart slams congress
Replies: 86
Views: 3865

Re: Jon Stewart slams congress

Why would I believe anything that any of these people say? Just about a year ago they were, in the same building, accusing now Supreme Court Justice Kavanaugh of drugging and gang raping multiple women based on the efforts of Michael Avanatti (who is now in jail by the way). Do you really think tha...

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by winginit
Wed Jun 12, 2019 3:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA Will Now Hold Flights for Connects
Replies: 68
Views: 9859

Re: UA Will Now Hold Flights for Connects

I like what AA does at their hubs for tight connections. They’ll have an Escalade parked next to the jet bridge to hurry the CK customers to their connection. If I owned a business, I too would focus on my best customers. United does this already and they use Mercedes's As does Delta with Porsches

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by winginit
Tue Jun 11, 2019 9:52 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Consequences of Climate Change
Replies: 151
Views: 6874

Re: Consequences of Climate Change

I want to see the Feds OUT of deciding what fuel efficiency I’m willing to pay or what type of car I drive. Safety, I’ll agree, but what kind of gas mileage I get-none of heir business. Here's a wild concept: maybe, just maybe, the gas mileage that you get with your automobile has a safety impact o...

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by winginit
Tue Jun 11, 2019 8:00 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Consequences of Climate Change
Replies: 151
Views: 6874

Re: Consequences of Climate Change

I never said climate change can't be real What do you say then? Do you believe in science or not? Do you believe the lobbyist with the same tactic they used with cigarettes in the 50's, 60's, 70's and 80's? I firmly believe the evidence that humans are a primary driver in the change of Earth's clim...

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by winginit
Tue Jun 11, 2019 7:52 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Which city you prefer? San Francisco or Los Angeles?
Replies: 71
Views: 4775

Re: Which city you prefer? San Francisco or Los Angeles?

Not a lot has changed tbh. Somewhat amusingly, given this comment: Downtown LA wins the category for the most boring downtown area of any city I’ve ever visited. ....downtown LA has actually undergone quite a bit of change, and that is continuing. Nothing amusing. To me it looks the same based on p...

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by winginit
Tue Jun 11, 2019 5:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Because Delta (DL) has not canceled NRT-SIN?
Replies: 83
Views: 12442

Re: Because Delta (DL) has not canceled NRT-SIN?

SIN is primarily about US military presence in SIN IMHO which is still substantial I'd like to see some support for your statement. The US military presence is trivial - a small Air Force training unit (integrated with SIN forces) of under 300 and a small Naval resupply/admin station (150 personnel...

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by winginit
Mon Jun 10, 2019 8:40 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Which city you prefer? San Francisco or Los Angeles?
Replies: 71
Views: 4775

Re: Which city you prefer? San Francisco or Los Angeles?

But it seems to Los Angeles is more expensive. That's very much not the case, although things get skewed if you're just comparing the City of San Francisco, a relatively small place geographically, to the behemoth that is the City of Los Angeles. Average Rent in San Francisco is $3,426/mo Average R...

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by winginit
Mon Jun 10, 2019 3:54 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Pelosi: “I want to see him in prison.”
Replies: 60
Views: 3197

Re: Pelosi: “I want to see him in prison.”

Sure, prison! Who cares if there wasn't a crime, jus throw him in jail and let him rot on water and bread. So 'lock her up!' was okay but 'lock him up!' isn't? Good to know. The hypocrisy is comical. To be fair, the hypocrisy is on both sides. If “lock her up” wasn’t okay, then you should be very c...

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by winginit
Mon Jun 10, 2019 3:09 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Pelosi: “I want to see him in prison.”
Replies: 60
Views: 3197

Re: Pelosi: “I want to see him in prison.”

aviationaware wrote:
Sure, prison! Who cares if there wasn't a crime, jus throw him in jail and let him rot on water and bread.


So 'lock her up!' was okay but 'lock him up!' isn't? Good to know. The hypocrisy is comical.

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by winginit
Tue Jun 04, 2019 3:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta transitions BOS to Hub status, names SJC, BNA, and AUS as new focus cities
Replies: 304
Views: 41121

Re: Delta transitions BOS to Hub status, names SJC, BNA, and AUS as new focus cities

Is BNA and SJC realistically going to see more p2p flying as a result of this? It’s not a true focus city if it only has hub and focus city flying. Actually, does SJC even have a club? BNA a focus city... wow... if only someone on this forum had made the argument that this was happening months ago....

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by winginit
Mon Jun 03, 2019 6:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines/Qantas Joint Venture Approved
Replies: 146
Views: 20141

Re: American Airlines/Qantas Joint Venture Approval?

So let me get this rough timeline of events straight - AA/QF applied for a joint venture claiming that they needed the JV approved in order to launch new customer-friendly capacity. Interestingly enough, they launched that capacity (AA LAXSYD, AA LAXAKL, QF SFOSYD) without an approved joint venture ...

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by winginit
Thu May 30, 2019 4:25 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Mueller Speaks: Barr Mislead the American People
Replies: 420
Views: 21985

Re: Mueller Speaks: Barr Mislead the American People

1) There was no collusion. Mueller himself admitted that. 2) Where there is no crime, there can be no obstruction of justice. What an incredibly stupid statement. So if I'm wrongfully accused for stealing something but I work to obstruct the investigation into whether I did or didn't, I'm not obstr...

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by winginit
Wed May 29, 2019 4:47 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Poll finds wide support for Mueller to testify.
Replies: 79
Views: 3991

Re: Poll finds wide support for Mueller to testify.

So impeachment is futile and will simply lead to a Trump 2020 victory. According to... your crystal ball? You have no idea what the implications of an impeachment hearing might be. No. clue. At this point, the possible 2020 implications should be irrelevant - impeachment is the correct next course ...

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by winginit
Tue May 28, 2019 7:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: US DOT awards Haneda slots
Replies: 765
Views: 132895

Re: Updated: US DOT awards Haneda slots

It's funny that in other argument, you bring up PRISM, but here you don't discuss the corporate account travel expenses from NYC/LA to Asia market. I'd be shocked if Tokyo isn't top of the list with Hong Kong and Singapore after them. You underestimate PVG. I'm not going to post numbers so you're f...

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by winginit
Sun May 26, 2019 3:29 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Updated: Media Spinning MO abortion "ban"
Replies: 389
Views: 20602

Re: Anti-abortion wave across America

You are all just very sick and wicked. What's really sick and wicked is thinking that anyone has a right to terminate the life of an innocent human being. A human being? I don't know where you live, but in the United States a fetus is not federally recognized as a human being, which I'm sure you kn...

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by winginit
Sat May 25, 2019 4:47 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Why do people still believe in God?
Replies: 341
Views: 28158

Re: Why do people still believe in God?

Take a trip to dirt poor areas of the world where people barely make a living and where people die left and right of preventable diseases and where life in general appears bleak and meaningless, then ask yourself again: Why do people still believe in God. Even the most hardcore Atheists can, during...

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by winginit
Fri May 24, 2019 11:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: US DOT awards Haneda slots
Replies: 765
Views: 132895

Re: Updated: US DOT awards Haneda slots

If you are someone that going to Asia from New York or Los Angeles, Delta or akyteam is not an option unless you go to Korea. What a comically false statement. Did you even glance at a schedule before posting? DL to PVG and TYO from LAX? MU to PVG from JFK? Do better. ke having higher capacity indi...

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by winginit
Fri May 24, 2019 11:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bloomberg: Wow Air Collapse is Crashing the Icelandic Economy
Replies: 112
Views: 19575

Re: Bloomberg: Wow Air Collapse is Crashing the Icelandic Economy

I also agree with this 100% where I blame Icelandair is for stringing them along for so long until they were past the point of no return when no one could help them. I contend the Icelandair had no intention of ever helping them out but rather getting in the way of other possible solutions. Iceland...

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by winginit
Fri May 24, 2019 10:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: US DOT awards Haneda slots
Replies: 765
Views: 132895

Re: Updated: US DOT awards Haneda slots

If you are someone that going to Asia from New York or Los Angeles, Delta or akyteam is not an option unless you go to Korea. What a comically false statement. Did you even glance at a schedule before posting? DL to PVG and TYO from LAX? MU to PVG from JFK? Do better. ke having higher capacity indi...

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by winginit
Fri May 24, 2019 10:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bloomberg: Wow Air Collapse is Crashing the Icelandic Economy
Replies: 112
Views: 19575

Re: Bloomberg: Wow Air Collapse is Crashing the Icelandic Economy

You are correct WOW Air was not sustainable flying people from LAX and SFO for $200 RT but it was at $750 which is still below the curve and that's where the WOW Air business plan was flawed by continuing to dump low fare seats in an already over saturated market where they had no pricing power and...

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by winginit
Fri May 24, 2019 8:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: US DOT awards Haneda slots
Replies: 765
Views: 132895

Re: Updated: US DOT awards Haneda slots

When you reduce accessibility people will jump ship and DL is no where what it was and isn't even close when it comes to AA/JL and UA/NH. So yes Japan is becoming a weak market for Delta as much of Asia has. Much of Asia has become weak for Delta? That's certainly interesting given they're now up a...

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by winginit
Tue May 21, 2019 1:48 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Will DL return to Hong Kong anytime soon?
Replies: 111
Views: 13442

Re: Will DL return to Hong Kong anytime soon?

Delta is very weak outside of South America and Europe. Seems you're excluding anti-trust immunized joint venture partners with that statement, which is short-sighted. As of course you know, when you include JV carriers like AM and KE, Delta's JVs are exceptionally strong when it comes to network b...

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by winginit
Tue May 21, 2019 1:39 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Will UA, DL and AA ever return to the Middle East?
Replies: 47
Views: 5984

Re: Will UA, DL and AA ever return to the Middle East?

DTW-BGW and DTW-BEY are givens as soon asthe security restrictions are removed and flights are allowed between the Lebanon, Iraq and the US. And which magical airline with the appropriate equipment would fly those now? Given the title of the thread is whether UA, DL, or AA will ever return to the M...

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by winginit
Tue May 21, 2019 8:19 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Updated: Media Spinning MO abortion "ban"
Replies: 389
Views: 20602

Re: Anti-abortion wave across America

—by what metric is is California last in education? K-12 ranks perennially in the bottom 5, generally jostling with Mississippi for position - but does rank among the highest in spending. I'm not looking it up again, be my guest. It doesn't though, so how about go ahead and cite your source or just...

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by winginit
Fri May 17, 2019 12:22 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: China threats Boeing to punish for Trump policy
Replies: 139
Views: 16398

Re: China threats Boeing to punish for Trump policy

Most US companies in China use China as part of their supply chain to export back to the USA. Most yes, but to say that because that's prevalent that US companies don't do business in China is foolish. Been to China recently? Seen all of those predominantly US chains everywhere? You forgot to menti...

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by winginit
Thu May 16, 2019 11:54 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: China threats Boeing to punish for Trump policy
Replies: 139
Views: 16398

Re: China threats Boeing to punish for Trump policy

Most US companies in China use China as part of their supply chain to export back to the USA. Most yes, but to say that because that's prevalent that US companies don't do business in China is foolish. Been to China recently? Seen all of those predominantly US chains everywhere? You forgot to menti...

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by winginit
Thu May 16, 2019 11:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: US DOT awards Haneda slots
Replies: 765
Views: 132895

Re: US-Japan agree on additional Haneda slots; DOT to allocate

I do not understand why DL deserves more route authorities than UA or AA. AA should have atleast gotten 3 authorities and started service from LAS. I hope AA challenges this ruling. LAS was a throwaway bid from AA just like #2 HNL was a throwaway bid from DL. If AA truly wanted more they would have...

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by winginit
Thu May 16, 2019 9:00 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Updated: Media Spinning MO abortion "ban"
Replies: 389
Views: 20602

Re: Anti-abortion wave across America

Exactly. The law is crystal clear especially in the United States - abortion is not murder. End of story and backed now by decades of legal precedent. . Fine. Define the exact parameters.. Maybe I should have clarified as it would seem you're unfamiliar with Roe vs. Wade? I'll recap the ruling for ...

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by winginit
Thu May 16, 2019 8:26 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Iran Threat Thread
Replies: 175
Views: 10818

Re: The Iran Threat Thread

Wait... you mean to tell me that Republicans are drumming up questionable threats to fuel their historically unyielding appetite for war? Shocking, just shocking I tell you...

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by winginit
Thu May 16, 2019 8:24 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Updated: Media Spinning MO abortion "ban"
Replies: 389
Views: 20602

Re: Anti-abortion wave across America

If you are against abortion, then don't have one. But don't make your beliefs mandatory for others. Man, this is 50 years back in time. Exactly. The law is crystal clear especially in the United States - abortion is not murder. End of story and backed now by decades of legal precedent. If your reli...

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by winginit
Thu May 16, 2019 8:12 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: China threats Boeing to punish for Trump policy
Replies: 139
Views: 16398

Re: China threats Boeing to punish for Trump policy

US companies do very little business in China. Please elaborate if you could with facts and figures, because that seems a comical statement without a point of comparison or broader context. Yes, China typically mandates that foreign companies partner with a Chinese company in a joint venture in ord...

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by winginit
Wed May 15, 2019 7:18 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: NY passes bills on trumps state tax returns and pardon power
Replies: 33
Views: 2369

Re: NY passes bills on trumps state tax returns and pardon power

If the Democrats really believed that Trump did something worthy of impeachment, the House would impeach. After all, this would set them up beautifully for the next election cycle if they could show that the Republican controlled Senate punted. But of course there really isn't enough to impeach on....

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by winginit
Wed May 15, 2019 7:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DFW Foreign Carrier Estimated March 2019 Loads
Replies: 32
Views: 3438

Re: DFW Foreign Carrier Estimated March 2019 Loads

KE and QR have pretty low loads. I wouldn’t call 88% arriving and 78% departing “for Korean “pretty low,” even despite them usually being a little higher. It was a very average load in March, but not low. Same for Qatar, loads in the 70-80% range are average, but not low. Their arriving was 82%. I ...

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by winginit
Wed May 15, 2019 7:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: U.S. Suspends Flights to Venezuela
Replies: 24
Views: 4305

Re: U.S. Suspends Flights to Venezuela

Apart from charters are there scheduled carriers besides the below?

Avior: MIA-CCS/BLA
Estelar: MIA-CCS/MAR

Seems the impact won't be meaningful at all.

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by winginit
Tue May 14, 2019 3:41 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Stocks sheds all 2018 gains, 600 points today
Replies: 213
Views: 25507

Re: Stocks sheds all 2018 gains, 600 points today

Let's not be Stingy. Trump has had an Amazing ride on the Stock Market. But what you won't hear from the Trumpies? Obama did it better. "Trumpies" aren't the making the fatal mistake of making a "level" comparison of a low point with a high point. On absolute terms, Trump's DOW ...

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by winginit
Sat May 11, 2019 12:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta & WestJet Joint Venture Future Routes
Replies: 65
Views: 7174

Re: Delta & WestJet Joint Venture Future Routes

It may be close to the approval of the DL & WS JV, I remember someone mentioning on here that the proposed JV will get approved either this month or June. How sure are we that the proposed DL/WS JV is going to be approved without concessions? I recall back when the AC/UA transborder JV was appr...

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by winginit
Fri May 10, 2019 11:58 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Stocks sheds all 2018 gains, 600 points today
Replies: 213
Views: 25507

Re: Stocks sheds all 2018 gains, 600 points today

China tariffs went into effect. Trump apparently doesn't think we need to rush a deal. The stock market ended the day on a relatively higher note, but I think it will go down heavily on Monday. In addition: 1. He keeps insisting that tariffs are pouring money into the Treasury (hint: it's not). 2. ...

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by winginit
Fri May 10, 2019 11:50 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump's losses in business
Replies: 109
Views: 5578

Re: Trump's losses in business

1,. Who gave him loans after these losses, and what was their reasoning The importance of this question can't be understated. If Donald Trump lied to financial institutions (Deutsche Bank, for example) about his wealth in order to secure loans, he should face criminal charges of mortgage fraud that...

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by winginit
Fri May 10, 2019 9:50 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump's losses in business
Replies: 109
Views: 5578

Re: Trump's losses in business

1,. Who gave him loans after these losses, and what was their reasoning The importance of this question can't be understated. If Donald Trump lied to financial institutions (Deutsche Bank, for example) about his wealth in order to secure loans, he should face criminal charges of mortgage fraud that...

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