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by DDR
Fri Jun 04, 2021 12:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United orders supersonic planes from Boom (was: Big United Announcement Coming Up?)
Replies: 460
Views: 64864

Re: United orders supersonic planes from Boom (was: Big United Announcement Coming Up?)

This is awesome. Next time there is a pandemic, it can spread twice as fast.

Seriously, it is good to see super Sonic travel coming back. And if UA is being honest about fares, a lot more people will be able to do this than in the past.

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by DDR
Mon Mar 01, 2021 12:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How to export a plane to Iran-NOT!
Replies: 30
Views: 8518

Re: How to export a plane to Iran-NOT!

So if this was done to avoid sanctions, then the plane can only fly domestic flights yes? If it leaves Iran it could be taken?

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by DDR
Thu Dec 24, 2020 4:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emergency Slide Deployment at LGA
Replies: 31
Views: 6630

Re: Emergency Slide Deployment at LGA

Send this SOB to prison if he can’t pay for all the expenses his dumbass actions caused the airline.

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by DDR
Tue Dec 22, 2020 3:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Possible COVID Exposure On LAX-Bound Flight After Passenger Dies
Replies: 60
Views: 9820

Re: Possible COVID Exposure On LAX-Bound Flight After Passenger Dies

This is why no damn planes should be flying until this pandemic is over. People are too selfish. They don't care about others. Keep cargo flights of course, bur stop passenger flights. They aren't making money anyway and are just spreading Covid around.

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by DDR
Tue Dec 01, 2020 11:26 pm
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Annual snow gripe.
Replies: 10
Views: 3537

Re: Annual snow gripe.

777ER wrote:
Always liked the snow effect as it means CHRISTMAS. Its always been limited to the main page


Yep, I agree with you. I've always liked it. 2020 has sucked so it's nice to have something fun every once in a while. Plus, I never spend more than 30-40 seconds on the main page.

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by DDR
Tue Nov 03, 2020 2:53 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: São Paulo to Orlando aboard LATAM - Airbus A350-900
Replies: 14
Views: 13679

Re: São Paulo to Orlando aboard LATAM - Airbus A350-900

Meals look great. Thanks for a great trip report.

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by DDR
Sun Sep 27, 2020 4:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Fleet/Network Thread - 2020
Replies: 1888
Views: 161062

Re: WN could cut service to some cities without additional COVID-19 aid

Is there any substance to this rumour or just rank speculation from a (not very reliable) clickbait site? The small Texas stations have underperformed compared to the rest of the network for years if not decades. Exactly. WN isn't going to cut any TX stations. CRP, HRL. AMA, etc. are not going to b...

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by DDR
Fri Sep 25, 2020 10:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Fleet/Network Thread - 2020
Replies: 1888
Views: 161062

Re: WN could cut service to some cities without additional COVID-19 aid

Is there any substance to this rumour or just rank speculation from a (not very reliable) clickbait site? The small Texas stations have underperformed compared to the rest of the network for years if not decades. Exactly. WN isn't going to cut any TX stations. CRP, HRL. AMA, etc. are not going to b...

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by DDR
Fri Sep 25, 2020 10:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: After 68 years, AF stops flying to CCS
Replies: 46
Views: 13075

Re: After 68 years, AF stops flying to CCS

Cointrin330 wrote:
This isn't surprising at all. There is no demand on either end (and very little before COVID). Venezuela is a mess. Most airlines pulled out long ago.


Very true. The country is a mess.

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by DDR
Thu Sep 10, 2020 1:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why was the A319 never used on longer routes?
Replies: 60
Views: 10741

Re: Why was the A319 never used on longer routes?

I've done Phoenix to Anchorage and back many many times Most of the time on an A319 and if i had ANY other options i would have absolutely taken them. HATE The 319 with a freakin passion in terms of comfort, noise and handling turbulence after 5+hrs. And its Hot field Takeoff Performance on a long ...

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by DDR
Tue Sep 08, 2020 1:57 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: American Airlines Boeing 767-300ER Hawaii Configuration?
Replies: 16
Views: 3094

Re: American Airlines Boeing 767-300ER Hawaii Configuration?

There were no specially configured 767 aircraft for Hawaii. These aircraft rotated across the system. They did not just do HNL or OGG turns.

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by DDR
Wed Aug 26, 2020 2:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A319 - 25 Years since 1st Flight
Replies: 31
Views: 4066

Re: A319 - 25 Years since 1st Flight

Love the A319. First flight MANY years ago was PHX-LAS. Very comfortable aircraft.

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by DDR
Wed Aug 26, 2020 2:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 8/25/2020:Cuts Begin for 21;DL DROPS NUMEROUS ROUTES INTL ROUTES FOR SUMMER 2021, Adds SEA-ONT,MSP-TVC
Replies: 104
Views: 16284

Re: OAG Changes 8/25/2020:Cuts Begin for 21;DL DROPS NUMEROUS ROUTES INTL ROUTES FOR SUMMER 2021, Adds SEA-ONT,MSP-TVC

With DL making so many cuts everywhere else, they are obviously keeping SEA flights that aren’t profitable in order to keep gates.

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by DDR
Mon Aug 17, 2020 11:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Corsair's 587-seat 747-400s
Replies: 54
Views: 14412

Re: Corsair's 587-seat 747-400s

This plane would be more comfortable to fly in than today's 787 or 3-4-3 777s. No it wont. Yes it would. I've flown Corsair's 747s and I would choose them over the 787 and the 10-abreast 777 any day. They had regular 31'-32' pitch and regular 747 seat width (and of coursethe signature 747 feeling o...

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by DDR
Wed Jul 29, 2020 9:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 20th anniversary of Air France 4590 Concorde crash
Replies: 46
Views: 8003

Re: 20th anniversary of Air France 4590 Concorde crash

I’m not going to engage in the “who is at fault” debate, but I think that Concorde was the most beautiful commercial aircraft ever built. That is what we should be focusing on - the technological beauty that she was. She was also super sexy. Some people complained, but I loved the sound of her 4 eng...

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by DDR
Sat Jul 25, 2020 1:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: United selects CommutAir as sole E145 operator
Replies: 247
Views: 37373

Re: United potentially moving towards one E145 operator

That stinks because the CRJ-200 is the most uncomfortable aircraft I have ever flown on.

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by DDR
Thu Jul 23, 2020 10:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Petition to Change China Airlines name to Taiwan Airlines as Countries Mistakenly Ban it Over Coronavirus
Replies: 115
Views: 25888

Re: Petition to Change China Airlines name to Taiwan Airlines as Countries Mistakenly Ban it Over Caronavirus

OzarkD9S wrote:
blooc350 wrote:

Dynasty Airlines.............................


I have visions of female employees with big hair and shoulder pads getting into catfights by an airport water fountain.


Bravo Sir, Bro. Funniest post I've seen today.

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by DDR
Tue Jul 07, 2020 9:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Time For Delta To Consider New Airline Partners?
Replies: 85
Views: 13041

Re: Time For Delta To Consider New Airline Partners?

the Oneworld, Skyteam and Star Alliances have been around now What? 30 years? Hell! A whole LOT of things look different after 30 years! LH and UA were cool before the Star Alliance. Delta and Air France were cool before their Alliance, American and British were cool before their Alliance. What wen...

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by DDR
Fri Jul 03, 2020 2:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA reconsidering seatback video screens
Replies: 108
Views: 18275

Re: AA reconsidering seatback video screens

I find it funny how lots of people want their seat back entertainment but say hell no to ads on IFE.

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by DDR
Thu Jul 02, 2020 9:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA reconsidering seatback video screens
Replies: 108
Views: 18275

Re: AA reconsidering seatback video screens

Would it be possible to sell enough advertising to pay for the new seats? Make everyone watch 10 to 15 minutes of commercials before “control” to change channels, etc. is released?

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by DDR
Wed Jul 01, 2020 11:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian News and Discussion - 2020
Replies: 1064
Views: 178536

Re: Norwegian Air Cancels Orders For 92 737 MAXs and 5 787s

I will be surprised if any of these A321 aircraft ever enter service for Norwegian. Not because it’s a bad plane, it’s actually a brilliant aircraft, but I don’t see Norwegian long haul surviving Covid.

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by DDR
Sun Jun 28, 2020 5:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: LH to restructucture SN
Replies: 176
Views: 43914

Re: Reports: LH might let SN file for bankruptcy

Based on the country size and geography, there is no reason for a Belgium to have a flag carrier. There are enough flights from other carriers to Brussels to satisfy demand. Although I will always miss SABENA. Really.?. Same goes for Holland, Luxemburg, Austria, Switzerland, Hungary, Croatia, Slove...

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by DDR
Sun Jun 28, 2020 3:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CN3 order 105 ARJ21s from COMAC
Replies: 102
Views: 23197

Re: Air China, China Eastern, China Southern Take Delivery Of ARJ21

Love the T-tail, but not sure why they went with rear doors instead of over wing exits.

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by DDR
Sat Jun 27, 2020 10:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SIA Group News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 533
Views: 18832

Re: More SQ 380s to Storage

No, the A380 like the 747 are history for the near future. Hopefully, in 3-5 years, we will see large jumbos returning. Of course Covid could just be the beginning of world wide viruses in which case global air traffic is finished. If you can’t get people to do something as simple as wearing a mask,...

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by DDR
Sat Jun 27, 2020 10:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Etihad Airways News and Discussion Thread - 2020
Replies: 315
Views: 18461

Re: New York Court investigating Etihad debt agreements

Fliplot wrote:
And what exactly has this to do with a NY Court? Meddling in others affairs while the city burns!


Wow, really? You do understand how finances work, yes? And LOL the city is not burning. You seem to be strong on drama but light on facts.

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by DDR
Thu Jun 25, 2020 5:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas to sack 6000 employees, ground 100 aircraft until mid 2021, retires 747 fleet early
Replies: 79
Views: 14466

Re: Qantas to sack 6000 employees, ground 100 aircraft until mid 2021, retires 747 fleet early

And more A380s and 747s are gone. The aviation landscape is becoming boring.

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by DDR
Wed Jun 24, 2020 12:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: LH to restructucture SN
Replies: 176
Views: 43914

Re: Reports: LH might let SN file for bankruptcy

How profitable was SABENA? It wasn’t. How profitable is Brussels airlines? It isn’t.

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by DDR
Tue Jun 23, 2020 7:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: LH to restructucture SN
Replies: 176
Views: 43914

Re: Reports: LH might let SN file for bankruptcy

Based on the country size and geography, there is no reason for a Belgium to have a flag carrier. There are enough flights from other carriers to Brussels to satisfy demand. Although I will always miss SABENA.

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by DDR
Sat May 30, 2020 12:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United announces Voluntary Separation Program
Replies: 55
Views: 14585

Re: United announces Voluntary Separation Program

Agreed. I buy tickets rather than try to use pass travel. It’s just not worth the heartburn.

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by DDR
Thu May 28, 2020 11:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA staff layoffs coming
Replies: 86
Views: 13770

Re: AA staff layoffs coming

Election is in November. Could there be another aid package to the airlines to prevent furloughs in October?

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by DDR
Fri May 22, 2020 9:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIA A320 (flight PK8303) crashes in Karachi
Replies: 740
Views: 211543

Re: PIA A320 (flight PK8303) crashes in Karachi

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TWA302 wrote:
Link to twitter with a video clip from a security camera. Plane was losing height quickly. Prayers for the victims and their families. Sad day.

https://twitter.com/GFarooqi/status/1263858937138483200?s=20


God that is so sad to see

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by DDR
Mon May 18, 2020 9:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways to take delivery of first 787-10 arriving at LHR around 8am on 21 May 2020
Replies: 90
Views: 19937

Re: British Airways to take delivery of first 787-10 arriving at LHR around 8am on 21 May 2020

Why would an airline that is struggling to survive be spending money on a brand new airplane? Makes no sense. Part of ANY government assistance should include NO NEW AIRPLANES at all until the TAXPAYERS are made whole and 100% of the government assistance is paid in full! Maybe because these aircra...

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by DDR
Mon May 18, 2020 9:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: Delta to Convert Some Planes to All Delta One Suites
Replies: 64
Views: 16123

Re: Rumor: Delta to Convert Some Planes to All Delta One Suites

I could maybe see DL doing a JFK-LAX/SFO kind of set up on the A321. But an all Delta One? I don't know how successful they'd be with it. But then again, maybe some people will pay a premium just to get on a plane and be a little less worried about COVID. The ex- AA 321T will be offered by the bank...

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by DDR
Mon May 18, 2020 9:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: American Airlines Business & Finance Discussion
Replies: 618
Views: 119044

Re: FT: Investors bet AA will file for BK

(1) If AA files for Chapter 11, and re-emerges, what incentive is there for DL and UA not do the same thing? (Without bringing politics into this argument, is this what is meant by corporations abusing bankruptcy?) Would AA have a 'damaged credit rating' that would prevent them from being able to s...

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by DDR
Sat Apr 25, 2020 4:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines projects $2.1 billion pretax loss as coronavirus roils business, seeks more federal aid
Replies: 92
Views: 19735

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

Airlines got tax payers help to last all the way until October. Once October is here, airlines will need to survive one way or another without government assistance. If that means cutting flights and furloughs then so be it. It isn’t fair that thousands of businesses are going under because they don...

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by DDR
Mon Apr 20, 2020 7:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian News and Discussion - 2020
Replies: 1064
Views: 178536

Re: Norwegian Puts 4 Subsidiaries Into Bankruptcy

This is confusing. So, the airline did not file bankruptcy, rather a staffing company they own did? Does that mean the crew members who were employed by the staffing agency are laid off? Will this affect flights or will Norwegian just use other crews to operate flights?

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by DDR
Mon Apr 20, 2020 6:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Info on 4 Hour Rule at NW
Replies: 30
Views: 5690

Re: Info on 4 Hour Rule at NW

Didn't the original America West, way back in the day also do this? In fact I think In the beginning, flight attendants also were trained as ticket agents and did both?

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by DDR
Mon Apr 20, 2020 6:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Australia to enter voluntary administration
Replies: 342
Views: 61886

Re: Virgin Australia to enter voluntary administration

I don't know very much about Virgin Australia, but why, prior to the corona virus, were they unprofitable? Hasn't every major airline that competed with QANTAS failed? I'm honestly asking, I don't know. Is there really room for two full service airlines in relation to the Aussie population?

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by DDR
Sun Apr 19, 2020 7:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 4/19/2020:F9 Cuts AUG/SEP;DL Exits JAXRDU;UA Follows AA by Decimating Int'l for May and Summer, Drops SCKLAX
Replies: 78
Views: 14262

Re: OAG Changes 4/19/2020:F9 Cuts AUG/SEP;DL Exits JAXRDU;UA Follows AA by Decimating Int'l for May and Summer, Drops SC

ChrisNH38 wrote:
With their blood tests being done, EK plans to come into BOS with the A380 straight away. They say.


What blood test? No way would I ever submit to a blood test to an airline in order to travel. I can’t believe the US government would allow this.

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by DDR
Tue Apr 14, 2020 9:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Embraer hopes E175-E2 jet efficiency helps modify scope clauses
Replies: 434
Views: 38132

Re: Embraer hopes E175-E2 jet efficiency helps modify scope clauses

Pilots at AA and I assume DL and UA will not fold on scope. And from the pilots I've talked to, they really have no desire to fly large regional jets because the pay would suck. Most have already spent time at regionals and don't want to be flying those planes again for crappy pay. I think the 717, ...

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by DDR
Tue Apr 14, 2020 9:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta plans to emerge a "smaller" carrier
Replies: 2164
Views: 391343

Re: Delta plans to emerge a "smaller" carrier

This whole "will emerge a smaller airline" is bullshit. DL, UA, AA, were all making record profits. Why the hell would they not want to go back to those numbers? Travel will rebound. Plus, airlines HAVE to grow because their costs go up each year. Yes they may retire certain fleets now, bu...

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by DDR
Sun Apr 12, 2020 8:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: U.S. southeast storms - April 12
Replies: 31
Views: 4782

Re: Easter Weather in the US

Yikes that’s brutal. ‘‘Tis the season.......”

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by DDR
Thu Apr 09, 2020 7:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Syrian Arab Airlines introduce second A340
Replies: 64
Views: 29338

Re: Syrian Arab Airlines introduce second A340

It's always nice to see an A340 get a new life!!

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by DDR
Tue Apr 07, 2020 7:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UPDATE: 27-year-old investor buys controlling share of El Al (was: El Al temporarily ceases ops)
Replies: 111
Views: 19923

Re: EL AL denied loan package

This thread could have had a more accurate title. The title would not have been changed by the moderators unless it was false or sensationalist. EL AL, as others have stated, is Israel. Who else is going to put up with the stuff the Orthodox demand?

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by DDR
Thu Apr 02, 2020 9:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Patriots 767-300 Flies N95 Masks from China to U.S.
Replies: 53
Views: 6442

Re: Patriots 767-300 Flies N95 Masks from China to U.S.

Please put this stuff in the COVID thread(s)... Front page is getting overrun. I disagree. This is a specific newsworthy event. Heck it was on the front page of the Wall Street Journal. It's not something like, "Delta cancelled service to East Bumblebee because of Covid. When will they start f...

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by DDR
Thu Apr 02, 2020 8:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta plans to emerge a "smaller" carrier
Replies: 2164
Views: 391343

Re: Delta plans to emerge a "smaller" carrier

Well, one of the projects was funding all over our pensions (still 10's of 1000's of us here that have one). Not a terrible investment. How about all of the GSE they've been updating? The same things we've been screaming we needed for years. You'd be hard-pressed to find a single frontline employee...

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by DDR
Sun Mar 22, 2020 2:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta plans to emerge a "smaller" carrier
Replies: 2164
Views: 391343

Re: Delta plans to emerge a "smaller" carrier

It's a given that ATL is safe. Anything else is up in the air. I do hope they retrench from SEA and keep to their other historic hubs. Totally disagree. ATL, DTW, MSP, SLC and LGA/JFK are all safe. Why would DL abandon "captive" markets? Air travel will eventually rebound. Giving up marke...

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by DDR
Fri Mar 20, 2020 11:19 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: How has the Coronavirus Pandemic affected You?
Replies: 93
Views: 4707

Re: How has the Coronavirus Pandemic affected You?

Yes, I may be laid off.

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by DDR
Fri Mar 20, 2020 11:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta plans to emerge a "smaller" carrier
Replies: 2164
Views: 391343

Re: Delta plans to emerge a "smaller" carrier

It's a given that ATL is safe. Anything else is up in the air. I do hope they retrench from SEA and keep to their other historic hubs.

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