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by winginit
Tue Jun 30, 2020 2:12 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: VP candidates
Replies: 111
Views: 5742

Re: VP candidates

I still think its Harris. Wall Street will not allow Biden to pick Warren period. Biden is going through the motions to make it look like he is serious about Warren to appeal to them, but I believe she has no chance at all. Harris is much more to Wall Streets liking. Agree it will be Harris, but Wa...

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by winginit
Tue Jun 30, 2020 2:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CARES Act Aid Extension for Airlines
Replies: 83
Views: 8694

Re: CARES Act Aid Extension for Airlines

It's hard to make the case that the govt should continue to support the jobs of those who make a lot money. On average, airline employees make more than the avg US citizen. This is, of course, skewed by pilot wages, but that's the point - how can you justify paying a $200K pilot to not work when th...

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by winginit
Fri Jun 12, 2020 5:59 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Confederate Flag - Stars & Bars and Southern heritage
Replies: 185
Views: 5892

Re: The Confederate Flag - Stars & Bars and Southern heritage

I'm not sure I've heard any voice in this thread answer outright, so I'll ask - Is there anyone who believes that the United States should have military bases named after, say, Braxton Bragg as is currently the case? No only was Braxton Bragg a literal traitor who went on to fight the US military an...

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by winginit
Thu Jun 11, 2020 6:43 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Confederate Flag - Stars & Bars and Southern heritage
Replies: 185
Views: 5892

Re: The Confederate Flag - Stars & Bars and Southern heritage

I genuinely don't understand why confederate symbols and the way they're treated today are any different from Nazi symbols or flags or what have you. The confederacy enslaved and murdered millions of African-Americans. They lost, and history has rightfully shamed them The nazis enslaved and murdered...

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by winginit
Wed Jun 10, 2020 11:02 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Minneapolis To Disband Police
Replies: 174
Views: 6465

Re: Minneapolis To Disband Police

Will MSP be the first city to do this? Has there been a similar city, maybe in Europe to disband the police that MSP can use as a guide? Will be interesting to see how this affects the economy of MSP. Change is needed though as policing has not been a positive force. No city the size of Minneapolis...

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by winginit
Wed Jun 10, 2020 10:57 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: VP candidates
Replies: 111
Views: 5742

Re: VP candidates

Harris: +100 Demings: +500 Warren: +900 Abrams: +900 Lance Bottoms: +1200 It will very, very likely be Kamala Harris, as we've known for some time now. No, sorry I say no way it will be her. It makes no sense for both the baggage she carries (as a prosecutor and her attacks on Biden) and the fact t...

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by winginit
Wed Jun 10, 2020 6:14 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: VP candidates
Replies: 111
Views: 5742

Re: VP candidates

It will end up being Stacey Abrams. He absolutely has to pick a woman of color, and while she is the least qualified of the CNN-anointed candidates, she therefore doesn't have the baggage of a record like the others suck as Sen. Harris. If it's not her, it could likely be Mayor Bottoms of Atlanta w...

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by winginit
Wed Jun 10, 2020 6:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta plans to emerge a "smaller" carrier
Replies: 1527
Views: 263076

Re: Delta plans to emerge a "smaller" carrier

Yes but I have it on good authority that NK will be operating 85% of it's precovid schedule out of DTW in July. Not to mention NK just added a bunch of flights at EWR and F9 did the same at PHL. The market is ripe for LCC carriers to expand in the near future. Definitely not. Per the current schedu...

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by winginit
Tue Jun 09, 2020 7:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta plans to emerge a "smaller" carrier
Replies: 1527
Views: 263076

Re: Delta plans to emerge a "smaller" carrier

Absolutely zero chance DL does not return to FNT I think they don't return until an LCC makes a move there...if that happens. While relying on ATL isn't perfect, customers have JFK, BOS, DTW, and MSP for connections. As to the West not using ATL, I'm amazed how often I would connect in ATL, but bec...

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by winginit
Tue Jun 09, 2020 3:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta plans to emerge a "smaller" carrier
Replies: 1527
Views: 263076

Re: Delta plans to emerge a "smaller" carrier

Which markets ended/suspended by DL do you think will return, and which may be gone for good (as in, even when the demand returns to near pre-COVID levels broadly)? I know it's impossible to say for sure given the uncertainty in the market right now, but I'm curious if you think any of these will b...

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by winginit
Sat Jun 06, 2020 2:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DFW Airport Is Now The World's Busiest Airport
Replies: 41
Views: 9112

Re: DFW Airport Is Now The World's Busiest Airport

Considering the mess 2020 has been, why is that even important? It's very important. It's shows were the true demand really is verses the artificially inflated markets through various means. That's not true. You'll recall that with a few exceptions submitted by the carriers and approved by the gove...

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by winginit
Sat Jun 06, 2020 2:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta plans to emerge a "smaller" carrier
Replies: 1527
Views: 263076

Re: Delta plans to emerge a "smaller" carrier

FNT is still available for booking deep into July. FNT is being removed from the schedule in the 6/13 schedule load along with the other suspended stations. Will the 6/13 schedule bulletin have the August cuts in it? I’m anxious to see if the MI field stations are going to continue their recover or...

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by winginit
Sat Jun 06, 2020 2:41 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Racism in the World
Replies: 33
Views: 1479

Re: Racism in the World

It seems like it in part due to the Mono-Culture of many countries in Asia. At least that is what this author is claiming about Japan: https://www.scmp.com/week-asia/politics/article/2123539/no-chinese-why-anti-china-racism-so-big-japan I spent several years living as a Caucasian person in some of ...

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by winginit
Sat Jun 06, 2020 1:20 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Racism in the World
Replies: 33
Views: 1479

Re: Racism in the World

It seems like it in part due to the Mono-Culture of many countries in Asia. At least that is what this author is claiming about Japan: Why is racism so big in Japan? It’s not just some Japanese shops that try to bar foreigners – schools and landlords can be equally unwelcoming. So maybe it’s not su...

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by winginit
Sat Jun 06, 2020 1:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DFW Airport Is Now The World's Busiest Airport
Replies: 41
Views: 9112

Re: DFW Airport Is Now The World's Busiest Airport

DFW Airport was the world's busiest airport overall in May with 12,132 flights, or an average of 391 flights a day. This significantly beats the second-busiest airport, Chicago O'Hare, which had 8,596 flights in May, or an average of 277 flights a day. DFW overall had 41% more flights than ORD. Ame...

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by winginit
Sat Jun 06, 2020 1:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta plans to emerge a "smaller" carrier
Replies: 1527
Views: 263076

Re: Delta plans to emerge a "smaller" carrier

klm617 wrote:
AZORMP wrote:
DL is suspending service to the following stations starting 7/8:

ASE
BGR
ERI
FNT
FSM
LNK
EWN
PIA
SBA
AVP
XWA
YOW (eff. June 21)



FNT is still available for booking deep into July.


FNT is being removed from the schedule in the 6/13 schedule load along with the other suspended stations.

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by winginit
Thu Jun 04, 2020 6:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FT: Investors bet AA will file for BK
Replies: 304
Views: 53926

Re: FT: Investors bet AA will file for BK

Imo, traffic is just not there and throwing capacity is merely going to increase the bleeding. Just yesterday per Kirby at United employee town hall, he stated that this week their traffic was down 92% compared to last year. United carried a bit over 40,000 revenue passengers daily early this week ...

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by winginit
Thu Jun 04, 2020 2:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FT: Investors bet AA will file for BK
Replies: 304
Views: 53926

Re: FT: Investors bet AA will file for BK

American Airlines credit downgraded to B- at S&P, the lowest rating among its peers. The credit rating agency said the outlook on the rating, which is now six notches deep into speculative grade, or "junk" territory, remains negative. S&P also said it's assessment of liquidity at ...

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by winginit
Thu May 28, 2020 12:27 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Widower Pleads With Twitter To Remove POTUS Murder Conspiracy Tweets
Replies: 46
Views: 1635

Re: Widower Pleads With Twitter To Remove POTUS Murder Conspiracy Tweets

Imagine what a wonderful world we'd have if someone, somewhere, ever held Donald Trump to the same rules that everyone else has to follow. The 1st amendment doesn't have rules for certain people and other ones for others. I don't know anything about this story and I think Joe Scarborough is an oppo...

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by winginit
Wed May 27, 2020 5:15 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - May 2020
Replies: 435
Views: 23701

Re: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - May 2020

To me, the current position of any country closing itself off from foreign country is unsustainable, and on the long run its only avoiding the inevitable. Of course you are expecting a vaccine. If a vaccine is not done, what would NZ do? keep closed for ever? I suspect they could simply adopt what,...

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by winginit
Thu May 21, 2020 6:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL to permanently retire entire 777 fleet
Replies: 725
Views: 110692

Re: DL to permanently retire entire 777 fleet

I mean, let's not gloss over the fact that you were pushing the narrative that JNB might be served from JFK instead of ATL. That proved incorrect. You continue to lie about me and what I say. You know from my posts there was no "narrative" about JNB-JFK specifically. You know that what I ...

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by winginit
Thu May 21, 2020 5:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FT: Investors bet AA will file for BK
Replies: 304
Views: 53926

Re: FT: Investors bet AA will file for BK

I am of the mindset a Chapter 11 of AA would plunge UA and DL into a similar need to compete through reduced costs done by shedding unneeded assets as AA will do. This could trigger other prepackaged arrangements too. If the past is any indication, then this will happen. Delta and United can't affo...

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by winginit
Thu May 21, 2020 4:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL to permanently retire entire 777 fleet
Replies: 725
Views: 110692

Re: DL to permanently retire entire 777 fleet

I said it wouldn't be in it's current capacity and people were making wrong assumptions about the memo. Winginit's report says I was right. Use the same caution again. I mean, let's not gloss over the fact that you were pushing the narrative that JNB might be served from JFK instead of ATL. That pr...

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by winginit
Thu May 21, 2020 12:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta plans to emerge a "smaller" carrier
Replies: 1527
Views: 263076

Re: Delta plans to emerge a "smaller" carrier

Was sent an email from a friend in ATL. There will be two separation packages coming out 05-27. A retirement point pkg (age and yrs of service) and a voluntary separation pkg open to everyone. Unknown on what’s in either of the pkg’s at this time. Date of separation for anyone taking the early out’...

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by winginit
Wed May 20, 2020 7:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL to permanently retire entire 777 fleet
Replies: 725
Views: 110692

Re: DL to permanently retire entire 777 fleet

We also know that DL explicitly stated that enhancements will be made in order to allow JNB and SYD to operate as required. Show us where in that memo it means JNB-ATL. It looks like you're missing the context of the memo and debate about it. First, show me where I said "JNB-ATL". I didn'...

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by winginit
Wed May 20, 2020 5:46 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Predictions on Electoral College Results 2020
Replies: 89
Views: 3927

Re: Predictions on Electoral College Results 2020

The Electoral College will not change in the US until one party can control 39 different state legislatures, and 67 seats in the US Senate. Even then, the problems if instituting a nationwide voting system will be much greater than the issues caused by the EC. Not necessarily. There's already a tre...

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by winginit
Wed May 20, 2020 4:54 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Predictions on Electoral College Results 2020
Replies: 89
Views: 3927

Re: Predictions on Electoral College Results 2020

I love the title: Electoral College Results 2020, not presidential race, nor election results, but just the outdated Electoral College. Anyhow, this is what counts in the US system, not the election results themselves. My prediction: Trump will have his second term. And hopefully, I am wrong, last ...

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by winginit
Tue May 19, 2020 6:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FT: Investors bet AA will file for BK
Replies: 304
Views: 53926

Re: FT: Investors bet AA will file for BK

cash burn is still $70M/day? That's disastrous. Everyone else has gotten that number a lot lower already. Investors really need to be asking AA management what they are doing? I was surprised to see that stat alone not impact the stock. I recall hearing that UA brought that down to $50M/day even at...

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by winginit
Tue May 19, 2020 6:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FT: Investors bet AA will file for BK
Replies: 304
Views: 53926

Re: FT: Investors bet AA will file for BK

Gotta raise that cash somehow... American Will Pledge The AAdvantage Program To The Federal Government Within 6 Weeks https://viewfromthewing.com/american-will-pledge-the-aadvantage-program-to-the-federal-government-within-6-weeks/ So they just pledged the most valuable asset they have to get that ...

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by winginit
Tue May 19, 2020 6:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FT: Investors bet AA will file for BK
Replies: 304
Views: 53926

Re: FT: Investors bet AA will file for BK

Will look to lean more on JV partners during this period. Other international carriers have said this as well (KE most recently, and I believe QR), and I'm just genuinely confused as to what it means in practice. International business travel is going to be the absolute last thing to return, and th...

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by winginit
Tue May 19, 2020 6:11 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Predictions on Electoral College Results 2020
Replies: 89
Views: 3927

Re: Predictions on Electoral College Results 2020

AirWorthy99 wrote:
Great so this now topic is getting interesting.

This is mine, Trump will win with a bit less EC votes than 2016


So you rag on people not making specific predictions and then leave states like Pennsylvania uncalled? Cool.

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by winginit
Tue May 19, 2020 4:33 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Predictions on Electoral College Results 2020
Replies: 89
Views: 3927

Re: Predictions on Electoral College Results 2020

What I see in this thread is no one is really willing to give any predictions. I would have thought those Trump haters in this forum (which are the vast majority) would be willing to give a prediction, yet it seems that even them are not so sure of Biden's possibilities of winning. Some are just wi...

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by winginit
Tue May 19, 2020 4:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FT: Investors bet AA will file for BK
Replies: 304
Views: 53926

Re: FT: Investors bet AA will file for BK

Loads of insights from American's call today: Cash burn currently at $70M/day, aiming to reduce to $50M/day by June No plans to add to widebody fleet for 3-4 years 15% LDF in April, 35% in May In what was definitely the highlight of the call, it was mentioned not only that the AAdvantage program is ...

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by winginit
Tue May 19, 2020 3:28 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The 1918 Spanish Flu
Replies: 13
Views: 1312

Re: The 1918 Spanish Flu

The curve isn’t vastly different than the rest of the EU. Fewer per capita deaths than most of the large EU nations. They have an export driven economy, so effected by others. I mean... I think I might consider it vastly different given it is one of the very few EU nation curves that's going up... ...

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by winginit
Tue May 19, 2020 3:26 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump says he is taking hydroxychloroquine
Replies: 86
Views: 5673

Re: Trump says he is taking hydroxychloroquine

Trump is now well aware that we're on the cusp of the death toll in the United States surpassing 100,000, thus putting us in the range of the initial death projections that terrified the country initially. That will be a very, very bad look, so he's distracting accordingly to muddy the media narrat...

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by winginit
Mon May 18, 2020 11:32 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump says he is taking hydroxychloroquine
Replies: 86
Views: 5673

Re: Trump says he is taking hydroxychloroquine

distract. distract. distract. Trump is now well aware that we're on the cusp of the death toll in the United States surpassing 100,000, thus putting us in the range of the initial death projections that terrified the country initially. That will be a very, very bad look, so he's distracting accordin...

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by winginit
Mon May 18, 2020 11:30 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Predictions on Electoral College Results 2020
Replies: 89
Views: 3927

Re: Predictions on Electoral College Results 2020

The biggest factor here is Biden's running mate. Would be interesting to see how different tickets poll. People are pushing for Warren to be Biden's VP pick, not taking into account that Gov. Baker could appoint a Republican and be the deciding factor in flipping the Senate back to GOP hands (assum...

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by winginit
Mon May 18, 2020 4:06 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Predictions on Electoral College Results 2020
Replies: 89
Views: 3927

Re: Predictions on Electoral College Results 2020

The biggest factor here is Biden's running mate. Would be interesting to see how different tickets poll. People are pushing for Warren to be Biden's VP pick, not taking into account that Gov. Baker could appoint a Republican and be the deciding factor in flipping the Senate back to GOP hands (assum...

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by winginit
Sun May 17, 2020 11:53 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Predictions on Electoral College Results 2020
Replies: 89
Views: 3927

Re: Predictions on Electoral College Results 2020

Too early to even guess. Ask again in October when the unemployment numbers are out. If people are happy about the economy and getting back to work - Trump wins the states he won four years ago easily and picks up a couple states. People are unhappy and worries - several close states go to the Demo...

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by winginit
Fri May 15, 2020 9:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA planning layoffs but not AA, DL etc..?
Replies: 110
Views: 14880

Re: UA planning layoffs but not AA, DL etc..?

I’m not arguing that some stations personal might get cut, but they work for many different companies, so they are not being technically cut by Allegiant. So far Allegiant as an entity has not announced any lay offs, in any department. And just because allegiant is cutting some stations positions, ...

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by winginit
Fri May 15, 2020 7:00 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Highland Park Cafeteria in Dallas Permnantely Closed
Replies: 6
Views: 524

Re: Highland Park Cafeteria in Dallas Permnantely Closed

Just the beginning. Would not be at all surprised if by the end of this year we have close to 50% of all non national chain restaurants shutting their doors for good. My wife and I are making a point of supporting a couple of very good local restaurants during this time. Carryout isn't the same as ...

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by winginit
Fri May 15, 2020 6:59 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Burr out as Senate Intelligence Chair amid Insider Trading Probe
Replies: 10
Views: 464

Re: Burr out as Senate Intelligence Chair amid Insider Trading Probe

I keep hearing about Feinstein, but it seems she has everything on the up and up. Speaking of, I hardly see Feinstein anymore. Wonder how she’s doing? Yeah the Feinstein angle of all this turned out to be a non-starter. It turns out that while her husband did indeed move some money around the same ...

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by winginit
Fri May 15, 2020 6:55 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Highland Park Cafeteria in Dallas Permnantely Closed
Replies: 6
Views: 524

Re: Highland Park Cafeteria in Dallas Permnantely Closed

Just the beginning. Would not be at all surprised if by the end of this year we have close to 50% of all non national chain restaurants shutting their doors for good.

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by winginit
Fri May 15, 2020 6:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL to permanently retire entire 777 fleet
Replies: 725
Views: 110692

Re: DL to permanently retire entire 777 fleet

Yes but DL is going to eventually need to order a smaller narrow body replacement. Looking at the current fleet retirement projections, DL has no planned replacements for the MD-88s/90, 717s, and A320s most are 20+ years old and will need replacement soon. Might as well put orders in now to take ad...

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by winginit
Thu May 14, 2020 10:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL to permanently retire entire 777 fleet
Replies: 725
Views: 110692

Re: DL to permanently retire entire 777 fleet

That may be some reasons, but effectively it means the plan is to cede numerous long-haul markets for the long-term or pay a heavy price to retain them. Some plan that is. We can't forget that the only viable alternative for some 772 routes in the DL fleet is the currently smaller A359 fleet. The A...

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by winginit
Thu May 14, 2020 9:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL to permanently retire entire 777 fleet
Replies: 725
Views: 110692

Re: DL to permanently retire entire 777 fleet

The question on everyone's lips... can the A359 make it both ways from LAX-SYD with good cargo and passenger loads? If the answer is yes then a few people are going to be screaming into their pillows when it's announced. Sydney is payload restricted with an alternate on the A350. It usually is not ...

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by winginit
Thu May 14, 2020 9:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL to permanently retire entire 777 fleet
Replies: 725
Views: 110692

Re: DL to permanently retire entire 777 fleet

Delta seemingly confirming in pilot memo that SYD and JNB will stay: Let's just say that what's written in a pilot memo isn't always exactly what will happen. There's always pacifying language. We know from real-world data that DL's A359s aren't well suited for JNB-ATL. It could imply a switch to J...

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by winginit
Thu May 14, 2020 8:50 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What if more than one vaccine is proven to work?
Replies: 15
Views: 924

Re: What if more than one vaccine is proven to work?

einsteinboricua wrote:
rfields5421 wrote:
We would both prefer kids get vaccinated FIRST. There is no future is we make a mistake and the young become the most negatively impacted group.

I believe children (and teachers) should be the first to be vaccinated


Surely after medical professionals though no?

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by winginit
Thu May 14, 2020 8:36 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: California 25 race conceded
Replies: 39
Views: 1316

Re: California 25 race conceded

Your statement is comically false. As has been well documented and discussed, Lancaster, California's REPUBLICAN MAYOR requested the in-person voting location . He was backed by Lancaster's two State House Representatives, who are both REPUBLICANS. Lancaster is, as you might guess based on their re...

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by winginit
Thu May 14, 2020 8:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL to permanently retire entire 777 fleet
Replies: 725
Views: 110692

Re: DL to permanently retire entire 777 fleet

Very sad to see this. Retiring 777 also means DL has decided to permanently withdraw from SYD and JNB. DL will not have a capable aircraft to achieve any meaningful payload on these routes. Not necessarily. LAX-SYD is doable on the higher tonne A350. Like another poster mentioned, Delta can just re...

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