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by SESGDL
Sat Sep 19, 2020 5:49 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Phoenix: American (E145, A321 & A321neo)
Replies: 4
Views: 1406

Re: Phoenix: American (E145, A321 & A321neo)

Wow, sounds like you had some bad luck with all the rude crews and rude passengers. I enjoyed reading your trip report though. :-)

Jeremy

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by SESGDL
Tue Aug 04, 2020 9:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 8/4/2020:SEPTEMBER SLIDE;AA Drops LAX-YVR;AM Drops AUS;AS Adds SAN-SBA;
Replies: 75
Views: 16964

Re: OAG Changes 8/4/2020:SEPTEMBER SLIDE;AA Drops LAX-YVR;AM Drops AUS;AS Adds SAN-SBA;

AA seems to have pulled a complete 180 from just a month or two ago when they were flying far more capacity than DL or UA. LAX has been absolutely gutted for American. AA is still flying more capacity than UA or DL. They are just continuing the existing LAX/WAS/NYC cuts into the fall. DFW and CLT a...

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by SESGDL
Thu Jul 30, 2020 8:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta plans to emerge a "smaller" carrier
Replies: 2164
Views: 380904

Re: Delta plans to emerge a "smaller" carrier

You are not going to be able to last on a route relying on connection at PVG from MU. Have people looked at how low connection fares are via PVG? DL might as well light cash on fire if it gets that desperate filling seats. What DL and AA are basically relying on here is Western part of country conn...

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by SESGDL
Thu Jul 23, 2020 10:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: American Airlines Business & Finance Discussion
Replies: 355
Views: 66698

Re: Updated: American Airlines Business & Finance Discussion

Seriously, where does everyone think the money to fund a merger will come from? Integrating IT and res systems, standardizing fleets and product offerings, this stuff is all extremely expensive people. And that's on top of all the debt that all the airlines will be carrying for a while. :checkmark:...

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by SESGDL
Thu Jul 23, 2020 10:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Q2 2020 results
Replies: 47
Views: 8516

Re: AS Q2 results

It’s down from over $11M/day when this began. Which is good. But I think ppl want to compare it to the burns of the majors and it’s not really comparable if you look at their size in terms of revenue pre-COVID, they were 1/5 big 3. Their cash burn is definitely less than 1/5 of big 3. So they are d...

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by SESGDL
Tue Jul 07, 2020 7:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sun Country adding St. Thomas (STT)
Replies: 15
Views: 2172

Re: Sun Country adding St. Thomas (STT)

rajincajun01 wrote:
Looks like Sun Country is adding Saturday only STT service starting Dec 19.

Source: their website


From where?

Jeremy

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by SESGDL
Tue Jul 07, 2020 7:23 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Frankfurt airport: what happened to it on Google Maps?
Replies: 38
Views: 5719

Re: Why No Planes on Satellite Images???

Nothing is being "scrubbed" from Google Maps. It all depends on the time of day the picture was taken. Go to DFW, LAX, MIA, LHR, SYD. All full of planes. It's nice when people are totally confident in things that are 100% wrong. The images are absolutely scrubbed. There have been numerous...

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by SESGDL
Mon Jul 06, 2020 7:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Network Thread - 2020
Replies: 1951
Views: 245207

Re: AA releases June Load Factor, announces New Cuts

AA cut a LOT of DFW-Latin America. In my opinion, the cuts to recently added less-than-daily markets like DFW-SAP/TGU/UIO/GYE aren't at all surprising. For whatever reason (probably the size of local immigrant communities?), Houston seems to do a lot better with these markets. In addition to strong...

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by SESGDL
Sun Jul 05, 2020 5:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS to join OneWorld / AA to make SEA an Intl gateway
Replies: 1207
Views: 138998

Re: AS to join OneWorld / AA to make SEA an Intl gateway

Detroit313 wrote:
Hopefully within the next 4-5 years AA and Alaska will merge and this relationship is just the beginning of that.


Why would anyone advocate for fewer airlines?

Jeremy

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by SESGDL
Sun Jul 05, 2020 1:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Time For Delta To Consider New Airline Partners?
Replies: 85
Views: 12471

Re: Time For Delta To Consider New Airline Partners?

The issue is Delta's major hubs are just not that attractive for international carriers. Most foreign carriers would not be flying to ATL and especially DTW, MSP, and SLC without the Delta hub. AA and UA have the advantage of having their primary hubs in cities like Chicago, Dallas, San Francisco, ...

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by SESGDL
Fri Jul 03, 2020 7:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Network Thread - 2020
Replies: 1951
Views: 245207

Re: American adds more Asia to SEA, and other long-haul changes

Bingo! I'm very skeptical of AA's plan here. The US legacy (big 3) with the worst balance sheet and worst operational performance is going to try to go head to head with the US legacy with the best balance sheet and best operational performance, all while depending on a codeshare partner (and maybe...

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by SESGDL
Fri Jul 03, 2020 7:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Network Thread - 2020
Replies: 1951
Views: 245207

Re: American Airlines Network Thread - 2020

https://www.forbes.com/sites/willhorton1/2020/07/03/despite-cuts-american-airlines-still-largest-in-los-angeles-for-international-long-haul-after-covid-19-response/#24c11cd26373 "American is perceived as having given up on Los Angeles and dismantling its international hub there after deciding ...

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by SESGDL
Fri Jul 03, 2020 7:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA reconsidering seatback video screens
Replies: 107
Views: 16471

Re: AA reconsidering seatback video screens

1) I often think that planes without those screens are cheap or old. I associate them with low cost airlines rather than full service airlines. 2) You need to have enough battery on your tablet for the entire flight. 3) An airline with an PTV is one more function than an airline without. But realis...

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by SESGDL
Thu Jul 02, 2020 9:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Network Thread - 2020
Replies: 1951
Views: 245207

Re: American adds more Asia to SEA, and other long-haul changes

What’s interesting about this statement is that DL severely cut both BOS & LAX to focus on SEA. Also interesting about BOS is that AA has maintained a significant presence given the environment/circumstances of the pandemic whereas DL’s terminal A has been a GHOSTOWN. Given AA’s committed focus...

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by SESGDL
Wed Jul 01, 2020 2:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Network Thread - 2020
Replies: 1951
Views: 245207

Re: American adds more Asia to SEA, and other long-haul changes

RainerBoeing777 wrote:
Interesting increase in SEA, in the future possibly add routes such as Hong Kong, Sydney, Madrid and Auckland


Seattle to Madrid? That’s never going to happen.

Jeremy

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by SESGDL
Mon Jun 29, 2020 10:28 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Asian American and situation of minority in the United States.
Replies: 21
Views: 1216

Re: Asian American and situation of minority in the United States.

[/quote]
"Asian" isn't even a race. It's just a label being used conveniently for race politics in America[/quote]

Can you please define the races for us? What do you consider the races to be?

Jeremy

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by SESGDL
Fri Jun 26, 2020 3:43 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Asian American and situation of minority in the United States.
Replies: 21
Views: 1216

Re: Asian American and situation of minority in the United States.

Asian Americans (like all humans) deserve respect. They are the wealthiest demographic in the US with the greatest % of college completion (I think over 50% have their bachelor's). If someone is trying to oppress them, it isn't working. There's many more ways that a person can be discriminated agai...

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by SESGDL
Tue Jun 16, 2020 2:41 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - June 2020
Replies: 285
Views: 16634

Re: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - June 2020

https://www.bbc.com/news/health-53061281

Jeremy
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Encouraging news on the treatment front...

Dexamethasone is first life-saving coronavirus drug
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Jeremy

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by SESGDL
Sun Jun 14, 2020 10:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Network Thread - 2020
Replies: 359
Views: 60132

Re: Delta Network Thread - 2020

JFK also has JFK-ATH 763ER (Mo Th Fr Sa) - from 16 July on JFK-LIS 763ER (Mo Th Fr Sa) - from 16 July on JFK-ACC 763ER (Mo Th Fr Su) Correcting my own post here - JFK-ATH has been upgauged to the A333 from the 76W apparently with this weekend's update (also both JFK-AMS and JFK-CDG have gone from t...

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by SESGDL
Sat Jun 13, 2020 1:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Widebody Thread - 2020
Replies: 438
Views: 90146

Re: Delta Widebody Thread - 2020

Probably because they need the capacity given the social distancing requirements aboard the aircraft. Things may reshuffle in the event that they can ease social distancing, but at least through the end of the summer, they aren't going to go out over +/- 60% full. Will the social distancing require...

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by SESGDL
Thu Jun 11, 2020 8:09 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Delta CEO vocalization on issues
Replies: 19
Views: 1738

Re: Delta CEO vocalization on issues

Because Bastian is generally smart enough not to comment on highly contentious issues. It's one thing to come out against human trafficking - few people are in favor it. It's quite something else to say 'You're doing law enforcement wrong - shut down that peaceful protest.' The statement that yours...

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by SESGDL
Thu May 28, 2020 6:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta plans to emerge a "smaller" carrier
Replies: 2164
Views: 380904

Re: Delta plans to emerge a "smaller" carrier

I think what we will see coming out if this is Delta pretty much the same size at DTW, SEA, SLC and NYC while MSP and ATL getting reduced 15 to 30%. ATL, MSP and BOS were all connection heavy markets or low yielding transfer points while DTW, SEA, SLC and NYC being more O/D based. What I don't see ...

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by SESGDL
Mon May 25, 2020 9:52 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - May 2020
Replies: 435
Views: 24216

Re: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - May 2020

Here in the US, we're almost at 100,000 deaths from Covid-19 as of now. Yet in 2017 the following numbers of people died from these causes, according to the CDC: Current estimates are that the virus will stop spreading when we reach 70% herd immunity (70% of the population has the virus). In the US...

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by SESGDL
Thu May 21, 2020 11:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SLC Airport to Close Existing Concourses as new ones open
Replies: 66
Views: 8924

Re: SLC Airport to Close All Existing Gates in September

This gets me to wondering if SLC isn't anticipating Delta reducing or even closing the SLC hub after Delta completes their post-COVID restructuring? With Delta's international hub at SEA likely to be restored to near-pre-COVID activity, will Delta still need 2 hubs serving the Mountain West and Nor...

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by SESGDL
Tue Mar 31, 2020 3:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Fleet Updates - 2020
Replies: 1173
Views: 194045

Re: AA Fleet Updates - 2020

Looks like it is confirmed that old 737's, A330-300's and E-190's are all going away in addition to 767's and 757's. https://finance.yahoo.com/news/exclusive-american-airlines-retire-more-145355347.html 76 737-800s delivered up until 2001 It says "a batch of 76 737-800s" - I wonder if thi...

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by SESGDL
Sat Mar 28, 2020 2:45 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: SJC-AUS Alaska Airline's Ex-Virgin America First Class
Replies: 8
Views: 3708

Re: SJC-AUS Alaska Airline's Ex-Virgin America First Class

Great report! Sad to see that these aircraft will likely be retired. And not to be nit picky, but that’s a DL 321, not a 757.


Jeremy

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by SESGDL
Wed Mar 25, 2020 4:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta plans to emerge a "smaller" carrier
Replies: 2164
Views: 380904

Re: Delta plans to emerge a "smaller" carrier

According to its CFO, Delta will emerge as a “smaller” carrier from the covid crisis. https://thepointsguy.com/news/delta-air-lines-smaller-coronavirus/amp/ Which are the focus cities and routes that can be expected to disappear from DL’s map? 1. Good news for KE. A further shift in focus from TYO ...

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by SESGDL
Wed Mar 25, 2020 2:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta plans to emerge a "smaller" carrier
Replies: 2164
Views: 380904

Re: Delta plans to emerge a "smaller" carrier

Long shot, but I think Seattle will be relatively safe. Asia is likely going to fare much better in a post COVID-19 world than Europe will. Europe's inability to contain this disease is going to have a medium-long term economic impact, and I don't think the continent will return back to where it wa...

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by SESGDL
Sat Mar 21, 2020 3:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta plans to emerge a "smaller" carrier
Replies: 2164
Views: 380904

Re: Delta plans to emerge a "smaller" carrier

Sure, but DTW is DL's third largest station behind ATL & NYC (the combined JFK/LGA) in terms of generating local passengers and local revenues... DTW is actually a smaller O&D airport and revenue generator for DL. There was a publication a few years ago that showed this. ATL was 1 (obviousl...

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by SESGDL
Sat Mar 21, 2020 3:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: DL retired MD-80/90s quickly
Replies: 1195
Views: 260783

Re: DL retiring MD-80s quickly

According to some Flightaware/FR24 research I've done tonight, the following MD-88s/90s are still in service as of at least tomorrow: MD-90 (14): N912DN, N913DN, N916DN, N917DN, N918DH, N919DN, N922DX, N923DN, N924DN, N925DN, N926DH, N934DN, N960DN, N962DN. Wow. Wasn’t 14 the original # of MD-90’s?...

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by SESGDL
Sat Mar 21, 2020 2:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta plans to emerge a "smaller" carrier
Replies: 2164
Views: 380904

Re: Delta plans to emerge a "smaller" carrier

This subject of the DL Hubs has been beaten to death, but here is a quick synopsis: Delta has two strategies that have been long-standing, their "Non-Chicago" strategy and their "Atlanta to the World" strategy. DL believes it's better to own MSP/DTW (which have better cold weath...

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by SESGDL
Sat Mar 21, 2020 12:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta plans to emerge a "smaller" carrier
Replies: 2164
Views: 380904

Re: Delta plans to emerge a "smaller" carrier

Could MSP, BOS, JFK/LGA, & SLC not theoretically do everything that DTW does today...? Yes. I never could figure out having two hubs (MSP and DTW) so close together. No other airline does that. Umm... AA: DCA, PHL, JFK, BOS. CLT and PHL are also close together. UA: LAX, SFO. AS: SEA, PDX. The l...

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by SESGDL
Sat Mar 21, 2020 12:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta plans to emerge a "smaller" carrier
Replies: 2164
Views: 380904

Re: Delta plans to emerge a "smaller" carrier

Could MSP, BOS, JFK/LGA, & SLC not theoretically do everything that DTW does today...? Sure, but DTW is DL's third largest station behind ATL & NYC (the combined JFK/LGA) in terms of generating local passengers and local revenues... DTW is actually a smaller O&D airport and revenue gene...

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by SESGDL
Fri Mar 20, 2020 11:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta plans to emerge a "smaller" carrier
Replies: 2164
Views: 380904

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 SESGDL
Fri Mar 20, 2020 11:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta plans to emerge a "smaller" carrier
Replies: 2164
Views: 380904

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 SESGDL
Fri Mar 20, 2020 11:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta plans to emerge a "smaller" carrier
Replies: 2164
Views: 380904

Re: Delta plans to emerge a "smaller" carrier

Good question. 600+ Aircraft to be parked: https://news.delta.com/ed-bastian-memo-delta-taking-additional-steps-protect-our-future I personally think SLC and MSP are a bit close for hubs. One or the other will be downsized, but I fully admit, I do not know which. Complete aircraft deferals tells me...

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by SESGDL
Mon Mar 16, 2020 8:02 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What was the first NW plane to wear the Bowling Shoe colors?
Replies: 15
Views: 2555

Re: What was the first NW plane to wear the Bowling Shoe colors?

https://www.yesterdaysairlines.com/uploads/4/2/5/5/42559615/2838322_orig.jpg https://www.yesterdaysairlines.com/uploads/4/2/5/5/42559615/7177526_orig.jpg Is this model of N661US inaccurate? No, N661US was indeed delivered in those colors. There are many images if you search. There was an A320 that ...

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by SESGDL
Sat Mar 14, 2020 3:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Minneapolis Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 108
Views: 11592

Re: Minneapolis Aviation Thread - 2020

Thunderbolt500 wrote:
This is going to be a downturn in traffic


??? Duh... not sure how this is relevant to just MSP.

Jeremy

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by SESGDL
Tue Mar 03, 2020 10:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: DL retired MD-80/90s quickly
Replies: 1195
Views: 260783

Re: DL retiring MD-80s quickly

That's curious. Must have to do with the size of the aircraft v.the age of the 717, because I'd thought the 717 had better economics. I'd just as soon that DL buy the next 150 A223s off the line and be done with the T-tails, but...(I want something different when flying OMA-ATL!) Allegedly, it has ...

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by SESGDL
Sat Feb 29, 2020 9:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Adds SEA-CMH/DFW
Replies: 83
Views: 11872

Re: Delta Adds SEA-CMH/DFW

ncflyer wrote:
Any theories why Delta would add Columbus over Pittsburgh, or for that matter Cleveland, which doesn't have any daily service to SEA?


DL is larger at CMH than it is at both PIT and CLE, and this is likely a bit of a competitive jab at AS for building its partnership with AA as well.

Jeremy

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by SESGDL
Sat Feb 29, 2020 9:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Adds SEA-CMH/DFW
Replies: 83
Views: 11872

Re: Delta Adds SEA-CMH/DFW

I think this is a sign Delta is serious about its Seattle hub and will soon overtake Alaska Airlines and become the largest carrier in Seattle. They also seem to be offering lower fares also. My brother ended up booking DL ANC-MSP-IAH next month instead of AS ANC-SEA-IAH because DL was $400 per per...

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by SESGDL
Mon Feb 24, 2020 10:16 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Delta's Western US Presence
Replies: 4
Views: 1011

Re: Delta's Western US Presence

I think your whole premise is off. While AA’s tie up with AS certainly bolsters their position in the west, it falls far short of a JV. Second, I think SLC comes 2nd (after DEN) in terms of western connectivity, PHX is a distant third. While it’s a larger city it’s pretty useless for anyone going an...

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by SESGDL
Mon Feb 24, 2020 12:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 2/23/2020:AA Drops ORD-CRW/DLH,Adds Back JFK Flights;UA Drops JAN-ORD Again;UP Exits FLL-GGT
Replies: 70
Views: 13402

Re: OAG Changes 2/23/2020:AA Drops ORD-CRW/DLH,Adds Back JFK Flights;UA Drops JAN-ORD Again;UP Exits FLL-GGT

If AA can't find anything more profitable than RIC and PHL to fly to from JFK then why don't they just give the slots back? Why lose money? AA is an extremely distant third at JFK so it's not like they have any market share to defend. If you're forced to use slots without the concern for making mon...

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by SESGDL
Thu Feb 20, 2020 11:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Time for UA to step up?
Replies: 241
Views: 29957

Re: Time for UA to step up?

Below is a link to the DOT Bureau of Transportation Statistics. November 2019 is the latest information available. EWR Market Share UA: 51.3%, AA: 6.8%, B6: 6.3%, NK: 4.2%, DL: 4.2% Other airlines: 27.1% LGA Market Share DL: 24.4%, AA: 19.1%, WN: 10.2%, 9E: 8.8%, UA: 7.5%, Other airlines: 30% JFK M...

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by SESGDL
Wed Feb 19, 2020 11:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DOT: Best/Worst U.S. Airports On Time Performance for 2019
Replies: 41
Views: 4485

Re: DOT: Best/Worst U.S. Airports On Time Performance for 2019

Delta certainly benefits from having interior hubs with uncongested airspace. But let's not pretend for a second Delta's ops are a result of those airports. Delta's presence literally pulls up airports from the dredges. While there are other structural reasons why JFK is a bit better than EWR, it i...

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by SESGDL
Tue Feb 18, 2020 11:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why Is DL More Profitable Than UA and AA?
Replies: 142
Views: 20849

Re: Why Is DL More Profitable Than UA and AA?

Nothing false about DL giving too much flying to its partners ALPA has won several arbitrations on it. And not all DL’s widebodies fly international “The arbitrator who heard the first four Korean Air Joint Venture (JV) Scope grievances—MEC Grievance Numbers 18-22, 19-03, 19-04 and 19-08— has issue...

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by SESGDL
Tue Feb 18, 2020 3:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why Is DL More Profitable Than UA and AA?
Replies: 142
Views: 20849

Re: Why Is DL More Profitable Than UA and AA?

Because DL outsources international flights to its JV partners and have violated the pilots’ CBA and have lost a few arbitration’s on the matter. False. DL has both a larger widebody fleet and also is generating more RPMs from long haul flights than AA. Try again. Jeremy Nothing false about DL givi...

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