More employees getting paid less than their industry counterparts equates to higher costs and less productivity. If Delta had the same exact fleet size as AA they would still have less employees doing the same work yet pay them more and still have lower overall labor costs. Pay more and get higher q...Jump to post
A 2002-built 757 is always viewed as old/aging on this site, whereas a similar-aged 777, A330, 738, or A320 is never referred to as such. That's because the year of production is actually less important than the year of design. The 757 first flew in 1982 and as such it used the latest technology av...Jump to post
And Delta has done the same thing. https://mobile.reuters.com/article/amp/idUSL5N1FU50K It’s probably because Air Italy is owned by one of the ME3. https://airlinegeeks.com/2019/04/18/air-italy-sparks-new-controversy-in-us-middle-east-carriers-row/ Probably don’t have an loan/borrow agreement or fi...Jump to post
Yes it’s done and open It outsourcing as it’s not done by IAM/TWU members who are AA employees and have a Collective Bargaining Agreement. The work being done there counts towards the outsourcing formula. It is not outsourcing. It is work done by AA employees utilizing man power while an aircraft i...Jump to post
The Association’s response: “WASHINGTON, May 21, 2019— The TWU-IAM Association today issued the following statement in response to American Airlines’ request for an injunction against the Association: “It is unfortunate that American Airlines has chosen to abandon negotiating with its employees and...Jump to post
ScorpioMC3 wrote:Additionally, based on the giant illuminated "Airbus" sign in the Delta museum at ATL, I think it's safe to say Delta is likely to stick with Airbus for the foreseeable future.
One of the factors that isn't brought up as to this situation is how the partial USA government shut down for 35 days in Dec.2018-Jan 2019 over a few billion for a 'border wall' funding that Pres. Trump demanded, delayed Boeing from getting FAA/NTSB approval for the changes to the MCAS software for...Jump to post
In fact, at some carriers I've seen nonrev privileges gamified with full backing of the carrier. Who can rack up the most miles this weekend and not miss work on Monday? Winner gets lunch. Who can fly all equipment types in the fleet first this year? It's commonplace and often fully endorsed by the...Jump to post
Y’all know if this were an AA767 of the same vintage diverting this whole forum would be up in arms about how they need to go to the desert to chopped up immediately and AA is endangering the world population by continuing to fly them. Also Doug Parker should go to prison for not retiring them fast...Jump to post
It’s the end of half-term (school holidays) for many people in the UK. I reckon that there weren’t many available seats back to London and they had no choice but to put together an ad-hoc rescue flight. Not even via MAD, BCN or DUB? It is not ideal but easy for BA to sort out. If flights to MAD, BC...Jump to post
This is interesting, I was always told that many people try not to talk about depression or anxiety during their medical due to it being a disqualifying factor. In fact one of the major reasons I decided not to pursue being a pilot was fear that having had diagnosed depression in high school meant ...Jump to post
I could probably see JFK and IAD working out for them. I know UA tried IAD-BAH in 2011-12 and was dropped a few years later. I'm not sure how the LFs were on those flights since UA did use a 772 rather than a 787. from what I heard of an ex-UA agent in BAH loads were pretty healthy when they had mi...Jump to post
Did not read through all the replies here. But geez: Flying into JFK with this little fuel and this kind of weather is just bonkers. Sorry for stating the obvious in my opinion. And with this kind of failure and a clear weather minimum of 600' ceiling diverting to EWR with 400' and chances of impro...Jump to post
One WB costs $1M/per month for lease/finance+mx contracts+insurance. 10 grounded WBs mean 10MM/per month or $120MM/year wasted assets, not including loss of revenue. Someone care to explain how this is a well-run business. I am happy you don’t own an airline as it’s obvious you understand nothing a...Jump to post
My policy on flight attendants is to say please and thank you and let them do their jobs. This is what I do. But I feel embarrassed for the airline when you get that one FA who does not give service with a smile and acts bothered by the passenger. I know after a long day things get trying and its h...Jump to post
Is the new terminal supposed to be built where the cargo ramp is? Anyone know when it's supposed to open? No, not the cargo ramp. It’s the area where the USAF air base used to be (if you are familiar with that). If not, you can already see it in the picture above. It’s difficult to explain but I wi...Jump to post
Why does the 767 have a larger cargo door than the 777 and 787?
What is the reasoning behind that?
The only thing I could possibly find feasible is the larger door causing a decrease in the structural integrity of the fuselage on the longer aircraft.
All the 772's have had the old F removed. Some have the Zodiac J seat that the original 788's came with, many of the 772's have the B/E Aero Super Diamond which has received pretty decent reviews. The 772's and 773's are all also going through the Premium Eco Mods. The 773's are used on LAX-LHR/HKG,...Jump to post
[twoid][/twoid] I didn't even know AB flew to KEF. Slightly OT, if a flight declares an emergency does the airline have to pay the landing fees I. hat situation? Bringing your question back to ON TOPIC - If this Air Berlin plane had done an emergency diversion into Keflavik instead of a revenue flig...Jump to post
Agreed complete mismanagement from United. It's not about the policy it is about what 1,000,000s of customers are hearing about your brand RIGHT NOW. It is on BBC. It is on New York Times. Do ya think maybe it is time to deal with it... just maybe.... And it is not on your terms. Your terms don't m...Jump to post
Again, Whether borrowed or purchased, if Emirates walks out the door with the part it is NOT going back to DL in SEA. If the part has been installed on the aircraft it most certainly is NOT being removed by a mechanic in SEA. DL cannot tell a mechanic to remove a part from an aircraft that is not th...Jump to post
If Delta had simply said no, that's fair play. To install the part, then demand to yank it? That's pathetic. Which is a big part of why the story the way Emirates tells it is rather hard to believe. What legal authority does Delta have to demand the part be removed after it's been installed? Even i...Jump to post
I have two questions: 1). Since this happened in SEA with Boeing's HQ just down the road - why didn't they just get it directly from Boeing? 2). IF this is true about DL - it's completely immature. Please correct me if I'm wrong - but as far as I'm aware DL has no 777 flights ex-SEA currently, so e...Jump to post
Read the entire Wikipedia article that you cited. We already covered that above. The NYT didn't mention it, which was a glaring oversight. So, what will be her merger policy you think? Hopefully anti-merger. There have been far too many mergers already, and aside from the ULCCs, customers are getti...Jump to post
The UA 747's are unlikely to find other operators and will likely be scrapped. They've not been well looked after since the early 2000's when UA went into a long bankruptcy process that preceded its merger with CO. The airline spent millions improving their reliability in 2013 but the fleet also ne...Jump to post
hahaha all I can do is laugh at some people... If you don't work for DL, why do you care? It's funny that DL employees don't have a problem but the ones on the sideline do..DL is an amazing company to work for. Does UA or AA allow you unlimited free flights up in J or F if space available? Or is th...Jump to post
Except for the smoke hood (may be good advice, but somewhat impractical), and leather (leather pants, on a plane? I'm not a singer from the Village People), those are good points. Indeed, even as an airline mechanic, I always read the safety card... not because there's any new information for me to...Jump to post
You will NOT get an FAA medical if you list that you take or have ever taken Aderall/Vyvanse/Ritalin/Concerta. Definitely be off the medicine (if you take any) permanently before you get an FAA medical. The FAA Medical will check for color blindness and diabetes for the most part and they will also ...Jump to post
TWA772LR wrote:Wouldn't AA have some reserve 787 pilots in the ORD base to handle the flight?
b747400erf wrote:225 management jobs, more bloated overpaid executives, and people complain about ground workers, pilots, and FA's being greedy and making too much! Unbelievable!
and will continue that way under H.C. if she is elected POTUS. By the way, UA cancelled UA98 LAX-MEL due to security concerns. weird. I mean, how is it that every other airline gets there LAX-Australia flights out except for United? You gotta do everything possible to get that flight out, no reason...Jump to post
America is just becoming a bit of a joke now! and will continue that way under H.C. if she is elected POTUS. By the way, UA cancelled UA98 LAX-MEL due to security concerns. weird. I mean, how is it that every other airline gets there LAX-Australia flights out except for United? You gotta do everyth...Jump to post
So aside from the lack of passing high school EngLish by everyone in this post, do we happen to have a trip report in the making or pictures of the takeoff and landing!? Everyone, indeed! "English" is seldom spelled with a capital "L" in the middle... ;) Ahh! The biggest issue w...Jump to post
I was lucky enough to be on the first flight and while I don't have time to do a full trip report now, I posted a few photos (hoping the Photobucket bandwidth is sufficient): viewtopic.php?f=9&t=1338005&p=18986291#p18986291 LX638 left about 30 minutes late. First we had an APU issue (descri...Jump to post
And I just logged into my Facebook account and turned on the TV. Total silence on both fronts. Last week there was nonstop news coverage and outrage expressed on both. I guess lives don't matter to people in the US unless they are white US citizens. I am sickened by this. Seriously? There is alread...Jump to post
So aside from the lack of passing high school EngLish by everyone in this post, do we happen to have a trip report in the making or pictures of the takeoff and landing!?Jump to post
Its obvious that ISIS and ISIS inspired attacks are wreaking havoc on nations worldwide but I am just shocked that people on ANET and in the West generally supported toppling the Assad regime even while Iraq next door was still unstable. I blame every ISIS related attack not so much on "Radica...Jump to post
And I just logged into my Facebook account and turned on the TV. Total silence on both fronts. Last week there was nonstop news coverage and outrage expressed on both. I guess lives don't matter to people in the US unless they are white US citizens. I am sickened by this. Are you high and blind? It...Jump to post
I was once 1 of 4 passengers on a Compass flight from DFW to ATL. Last flight of the night, prior 3 flights managed to get 120 non revs on in front of me. Me and another non rev got first and the two paying passengers were "allowed" to sit in the emergency exit rows. Not sure if they even ...Jump to post
Everything is way too big. The old site was more compact and could see far more forum threads open and replies. The pictures on the front page are also too large. Takes far more scrolling now to get all the content that was once available on the screen without scrolling.Jump to post
<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/scbriml" class="quote" target="_blank">scbriml</a> (<a href="#2" class="quote">Reply 2</a>):<br/><i/></font></td></tr></table> Then you would ha...Jump to post
<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/Q" class="quote" target="_blank">Q</a> (<a href="#2" class="quote">Reply 2</a>):<br/><i/></font></td></tr></table> If people are willing to pay ...Jump to post
<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/Polot" class="quote" target="_blank">Polot</a> (<a href="#20" class="quote">Reply 20</a>):<br/><i>Also <acronym title="United Airlines (USA)">UA...Jump to post
<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/n515cr" class="quote" target="_blank">n515cr</a> (<a href="#29" class="quote">Reply 29</a>):<br/><i/></font></td></tr></table> Can US Airline em...Jump to post
For the most part the 787 has simply enabled Hub-Smaller City flights economically feasible. <acronym title="London - Heathrow (LHR / EGLL), United Kingdom">LHR</acronym>-<acronym title="OLD: Austin - Robert Mueller Municipal (AUS / KAUS) (closed), USA - Texas AND CURRENT: Austin - Bergstrom Interna...Jump to post