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by spinotter
Sun Oct 13, 2019 4:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IATA code for an airport
Replies: 34
Views: 3845

Re: IATA code for an airport

The new Williston airport is in a physically different location than the old airport. But isn't it true than the IATA code DEN was transferred from Stapleton to the newly opening Denver International? Also, in Bangkok and Istanbul, the former IATA codes BKK and IST were transferred to the new airpo...

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by spinotter
Fri Oct 11, 2019 5:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Senior VP Of Customer Experience To Retire + Leadership Changes
Replies: 74
Views: 9392

Re: American Airlines Senior VP Of Customer Experience To Retire + Leadership Changes

He has cut a lot of longtime money losers that caused great concern on A.Net. He is absolutely building a profitable network and he is willing to take some risk too. Nothing in your post is accurate. Do you work at AA? Have you seen the numbers? The routes that were cut were no brainers but still p...

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by spinotter
Wed Oct 09, 2019 10:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Airport Opens In Williston, North Dakota
Replies: 54
Views: 7491

Re: New Airport Opens In Williston, North Dakota

No Google Earth Map shows Dang! Q My version of Google Maps has a location pointer to Williston Basin International Airport, but the satellite map shows not one bit of work - an empty field. https://www.google.com/maps/search/williston+nd+new+airport/@48.2541935,-103.7502952,4804m/data=!3m1!1e3

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by spinotter
Tue Oct 08, 2019 2:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chief Engineer: Ethiopian Airlines Went Into Records After 737 MAX Crash
Replies: 137
Views: 19371

Re: Chief Engineer: Ethiopian Airlines Went Into Records After 737 MAX Crash

Revelation wrote:
SFOtoORD wrote:
Doesn’t absolve Boeing of anything at all, but it seems like Ethiopian needs a serious culture change.

Fear of absolution is a real thing here on a.net.


More exactly defined, fear that the absolved entities are not worthy of absolution.

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by spinotter
Mon Oct 07, 2019 3:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: October 7, 2019: KLM is 100 years old!
Replies: 44
Views: 5063

Re: October 7, 2019: KLM is 100 years old!

I'm not often proud of my country, but every time I see a blue KLM bird flying over, taxi or land it always makes me very proud. :cloudnine: How such a small country can have such a big airline! Congratulations KLM! Proost! :champagne: Why not often proud of your country? It has done less wrong in ...

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by spinotter
Mon Oct 07, 2019 2:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TAP starts LIS-IAD with A321LR today (Oct 7)
Replies: 62
Views: 12465

Re: TAP starts LIS-IAD with A321LR today

Would love to hear the experience the pax will have upon arrival after 8+ in a single aisle acft. Hope the Doctors let them speak or the hospital provides a PR announcement. That is ridiculous. One of the best transatlantic runs I ever experienced was on a CO 757 from AMS to EWR. Single aisle means...

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by spinotter
Sun Oct 06, 2019 5:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Doug Parker Interview DMN
Replies: 72
Views: 9968

Re: Doug Parker Interview DMN

https://www.dallasnews.com/business/airlines/2019/10/06/american-airlines-ceo-doug-parker-return-max-falling-stock-price-rehabbing-companys-image/ American Airlines CEO Doug Parker on the return of the Max, falling stock price and rehabbing the company's image He says it doesn't matter what the car...

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by spinotter
Sun Oct 06, 2019 5:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Doug Parker Interview DMN
Replies: 72
Views: 9968

Re: Doug Parker Interview DMN

True above. But wouldn't American and LATAM have proposed a divesture? Or wouldn't that be an easy remedy? I think the DELTA-LATAM deal was a Chilean gov't move for it's home-town airline. Meaning the issue here to the topic is American's approach on things was lacking. So are you trying to say the...

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by spinotter
Fri Oct 04, 2019 3:37 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: LAX to end curbside pick-ups by rideshare companies, taxis
Replies: 129
Views: 13009

Re: LAX to end curbside pick-ups by rideshare companies, taxis

Sorry, but what's the point of a CURB in the first place if not to GET PICKED UP? I didn't fly there to walk to my final destination. Does it matter whether I'm being picked up by family or friends or a rideshare? What choices am I going to have left? I mean, what vehicles are *supposed* to use the...

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by spinotter
Fri Oct 04, 2019 3:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kirby Denies He Will Return to AA, Rumors Swirl of Big Changes in AA Leadership
Replies: 167
Views: 19423

Re: Kirby Denies He Will Return to AA, Rumors Swirl of Big Changes in AA Leadership

Phoenix757767 wrote:
It won’t be Kirby he was asked to leave after a certain indiscretion. It needs to be someone from outside.

Seymour is not liked by maintenance and ramp, who still don’t have a joint contract.


What certain indiscretion? A link?

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by spinotter
Fri Oct 04, 2019 3:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Minister: THAI "Financial Status Critical"; Rehab Program Failing
Replies: 32
Views: 5738

Re: Minister: THAI "Financial Status Critical"; Rehab Program Failing

Would the Thai government ever let TG fail, or is the airline too important politically? Airlines like TG, MH, AI, AZ, etc. should have been liquidated long years ago. It is so absurd to have an airline company that represents the pride an aspirations of a nation that it cannot be gotten rid of, an...

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by spinotter
Fri Oct 04, 2019 3:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta buying 20% of LATAM
Replies: 736
Views: 69580

Re: Delta buying 20% of LATAM

No, those are the author's words. In the paragraph directly below that, Alvo said "We will keep our current bilateral agreements with all the other carriers in oneworld." Sure, the rest of OW may not, but I think it's likely they'll want to continue partnering with the largest carrier in ...

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by spinotter
Mon Sep 30, 2019 8:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA beefs up MIA - South America flights, returns to BOS-LHR and extends European schedules
Replies: 174
Views: 18872

Re: AA beefs up MIA - South America flights, returns to BOS-LHR and extends European schedules

2. Ensure JetBlue cannot get a large market share when they launch London-Boston flights in Summer 2021 AA is irrelevant in Boston. This isn't their strategy. Incorrect statement and please provide facts with data. AA till few more months was still ranked 2 at BOS till DL took over the position. AA...

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by spinotter
Mon Sep 30, 2019 8:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA beefs up MIA - South America flights, returns to BOS-LHR and extends European schedules
Replies: 174
Views: 18872

Re: AA beefs up MIA - South America flights, returns to BOS-LHR and extends European schedules

Internationally, their JV JL and alliance partner CX offer them as good option to Asia as Star Alliance and a lot better than what ST offers. How is Star a better option on BOS-Asia than Skyteam when, unlike Star, Skyteam actually offers nonstop service on BOS-Asia? See frequency between boston and...

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by spinotter
Mon Sep 30, 2019 6:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA beefs up MIA - South America flights, returns to BOS-LHR and extends European schedules
Replies: 174
Views: 18872

Re: AA beefs up MIA - South America flights, returns to BOS-LHR and extends European schedules

The pressure begins. How many BA daily between LHR and BOS now in S19? Is this AA flight addition more seats, or just a switch in operator? Does it mean that AA is going to fight more in BOS? Are the South American additions a response to the DL-LA tieup - that would be a very quick response if so.

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by spinotter
Mon Sep 30, 2019 6:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada S20 International network changes
Replies: 28
Views: 7629

Re: Air Canada S20 International network changes

For example: Out of YUL, LYS will increase to 6x weekly, NCE will become Mainline up to 5x weekly with A333s and TLS will see an A333 5x weekly too. A333s will also take over YVR-CDG and YYZ-VIE, in place of 788s. https://www.routesonline.com/news/38/airlineroute/286567/air-canada-s20-international...

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by spinotter
Mon Sep 30, 2019 6:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA/oneworld Needs a Win
Replies: 124
Views: 15573

Re: AA/oneworld Needs a Win

If the share holders and BOD were so unhappy with the current AA management why have they not been removed. They did vote not long a go and there all still there. Inertia prevails until the issues reach a certain level. I admire Doug's rise from America West to US Air to American Airlines. There mu...

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by spinotter
Mon Sep 30, 2019 6:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Miami gate-space for future DELTA-LATAM expansion (?)
Replies: 102
Views: 10648

Re: Miami gate-space for future DELTA-LATAM expansion (?)

I guess LATAM will consolidate their operations at JFK to T4 from T8?? AFAIK LATAM operations are already consolidated at JFK. That being said, they probably won’t feel that welcomed at AA Terminal8 as last week, and will probably want to find a new home. If there is space at T4 to CO-locate alongs...

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by spinotter
Mon Sep 30, 2019 3:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta buying 20% of LATAM
Replies: 736
Views: 69580

Re: Delta buying 20% of LATAM

MIA and ATL will co-exist and be complementary for DL and LA. LA’s MIA operations will not become weaker. DL will strengthen MIA but not to the extent of AA. LA flying to ATL will not be a complete joke, especially for non-South Florida connecting traffic. This will be a thorn in AA’s side. However...

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by spinotter
Mon Sep 30, 2019 3:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA/oneworld Needs a Win
Replies: 124
Views: 15573

Re: AA/oneworld Needs a Win

How many more blunders and failures will the B.O.D. tolerate before removing team Tempe? It boggles the mind. Employees, unhappy. Customers, unhappy. Shareholders, unhappy. Financial analysts aren’t convinced about anything that they’ve done. My favorite quote was from one who said AA is the uglies...

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by spinotter
Sun Sep 29, 2019 5:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta buying 20% of LATAM
Replies: 736
Views: 69580

Re: Delta buying 20% of LATAM

Just a Thought...... I believe with Delta's investment into LATAM, they(LATAM) will consider re-opening a route to PTY which could lead to a SkyTeam focus city. With AirFrance, KLM, Aeromexico and Delta having a presence, the missing part would/could be COPA Airlines. I recognize, that COPA is part...

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by spinotter
Sun Sep 29, 2019 5:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta buying 20% of LATAM
Replies: 736
Views: 69580

Re: Delta buying 20% of LATAM

I hope people are kidding when they say DL/LA will give AA a run for their money at MIA.. If anything, LA’s MIA operations will become weaker to what they are now. I am sorry, but LA flying to ATL will be a complete joke.. Wait a year of two and see. How maybe daily flights by LA to MIA currently e...

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by spinotter
Sun Sep 29, 2019 4:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA/oneworld Needs a Win
Replies: 124
Views: 15573

Re: AA/oneworld Needs a Win

This coup by DL reminds me so much of their failed attempt to capture JL, except that it seems to have been a successful coup thus far. Imagine DL and JL hooked up - sorry, didn't happen. AA needs to clean its sh*t up, otherwise there may be raids on QF, AY, or who knows. You can do things like that...

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by spinotter
Sun Sep 29, 2019 4:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM starts AUS S20
Replies: 100
Views: 14685

Re: KLM starts AUS S20

danj555 wrote:
Just waiting for the first non-stop to Asia. Will be a pretty momentous day. Prob NRT, ICN, or a China major.


When do you predict that it will happen? I don't think this year - maybe announcement in fall 2020?

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by spinotter
Wed Sep 25, 2019 7:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM starts AUS S20
Replies: 100
Views: 14685

Re: KLM starts AUS S20

A 10.5hr westbound flight would definitely do well to avoid the Polderbaan departures! Can add another 30 mins to the flight time just getting out there to the runway. Errr...what? You are aware aircraft don’t actually fly from the gate to 36L at AMS? ;) I would reverse the argument: since the Pold...

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by spinotter
Tue Sep 24, 2019 10:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: DL to fly from BOS to LGW and MAN, seasonally FCO as well as 2nd daily flight to CDG
Replies: 280
Views: 42635

Re: Updated: DL to fly from BOS to LGW and MAN, seasonally FCO as well as 2nd daily flight to CDG

And do you really think that an airline like Delta, an airline making billions of dollars a year, more than any other airline, cares one way or the other about taking necessary losses at strategic locations throughout their vast network of hubs and focus cities? DL is simply not the kind of airline...

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by spinotter
Tue Sep 24, 2019 10:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AMS introduces automated passenger bridge
Replies: 68
Views: 9747

Re: AMS introduces automated passenger bridge

Sounds like just another way to eliminate jobs. What is the point of human beings doing a job that can be better done by automation? To put food on the table, not live on the streets, be able to provide basic needs for your family. You know normal things that for some reason automation advocates ha...

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by spinotter
Tue Sep 24, 2019 8:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AMS introduces automated passenger bridge
Replies: 68
Views: 9747

Re: AMS introduces automated passenger bridge

UARNO88 wrote:
Sounds like just another way to eliminate jobs.


What is the point of human beings doing a job that can be better done by automation?

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by spinotter
Sun Sep 22, 2019 8:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ed Bastian: SkyTeam Failed
Replies: 68
Views: 18322

Re: Ed Bastian: SkyTeam Failed

But the other major players in SkyTeam, especially as far as DL is concerned, do in fact have strong tie ups or are also partly owned by DL, such as of course AF, KL, KE and AM. These tie-ups or ATI's all operate under the SkyTeam banner regardless. The only major exception is of course VS which is...

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by spinotter
Sun Sep 22, 2019 7:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: DL to fly from BOS to LGW and MAN, seasonally FCO as well as 2nd daily flight to CDG
Replies: 280
Views: 42635

Re: Rumor: DL announcing new BOS routes next week.

Another possibility is that Ed Bastian is coming to Boston to announce - with the Governor of MA - that Terminal A will get a real customs facility. So no more arriving at E and slepping to A, plane included. That would be a large expansion project. Given all of the other projects happening at Loga...

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by spinotter
Fri Sep 20, 2019 4:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: SAS presenting new livery
Replies: 532
Views: 107082

Re: Updated: SAS presenting new livery

And the SAS logo on the fuselage is perfect in colures (not screaming SAS).... there are more not so tasteful examples out there... Um, your brand identification standing out boldly is what most advertisers SEEK. If that was true. LH wound't ditch the yellow. The tail is the most visible part . LH ...

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by spinotter
Fri Sep 20, 2019 4:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: SAS presenting new livery
Replies: 532
Views: 107082

Re: Updated: SAS presenting new livery

Seems like everyone has a different opinion. Which is okay, it's subjective after all. In my opinion, the Lufthansa livery was dull and bland. But the SAS livery is absolutely amazing. There are some rather important differences that pull the whole design together. - The silver SAS titles on the si...

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by spinotter
Wed Sep 18, 2019 9:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN Route Network - September 2019
Replies: 42
Views: 5082

Re: WN Route Network - September 2019

Ha. What a giant waste of time. Why do you say that? Assuming that it is updated, it is a handy list for us airline geeks. Because the premise of him doing it was assuming that the information was no longer listed on WN's website. It is... But he/she has it in a handy portable form now. And doing t...

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by spinotter
Wed Sep 18, 2019 9:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LHR drone activity planned for 13th September
Replies: 27
Views: 5029

Re: LHR drone activity planned for 13th September

Climate change activists are insufferable. I hope the police deal with them accordingly. We are trying to save the human race, but sometimes I can't escape the conclusion that our species is not worth saving. I do, however, regret what is happening to all the other life forms on this planet. Two bi...

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by spinotter
Wed Sep 18, 2019 9:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN Route Network - September 2019
Replies: 42
Views: 5082

Re: WN Route Network - September 2019

Scarebus34 wrote:
Ha. What a giant waste of time.


Why do you say that? Assuming that it is updated, it is a handy list for us airline geeks.

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by spinotter
Tue Sep 17, 2019 5:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LHR drone activity planned for 13th September
Replies: 27
Views: 5029

Re: LHR drone activity planned for 13th September

SierraPacific wrote:
Climate change activists are insufferable. I hope the police deal with them accordingly.


We are trying to save the human race, but sometimes I can't escape the conclusion that our species is not worth saving. I do, however, regret what is happening to all the other life forms on this planet.

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by spinotter
Tue Sep 17, 2019 5:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAS growth in the future
Replies: 67
Views: 7621

Re: SAS growth in the future

klm617 wrote:
With the A321LR NEO DTW-CPH is not out of the question. Would be a great option for all those who travel from southeast Michigan to Eastern Europe and Russia.


There has to be SOME O&D and there is practically none on Detroit to Scandinavia.

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by spinotter
Fri Sep 13, 2019 7:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa A319 hit at FRA
Replies: 31
Views: 11458

Re: Lufthansa A330 hit at FRA

Did not we just got over the news that one of the driver drove Air China plane to the grass? So first of all, this driver had a heart attack, but good job blaming him, would like to see you acting in such a situation. First do your research & then blame others. Thank you! Secondly, in general, ...

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by spinotter
Fri Sep 13, 2019 7:17 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Flying with an emotional support animal may soon get a whole lot more difficult
Replies: 62
Views: 7454

Re: Flying with an emotional support animal may soon get a whole lot more difficult

people who cannot fly without their pet shouldn't fly excepting seeing eye dogs or other actual service animals the pathology of the USA's pet fetish must be confronted Agree 100%. People are pretty spoiled these days. It is hard on the pets and hard on one's fellow passengers. But it's hard to put...

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by spinotter
Fri Sep 13, 2019 7:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DTW 1983 airport master plan
Replies: 15
Views: 2993

Re: DTW 1983 airport master plan

Thank you for posting this - this is great! It's surprising there wasn't a walkway from the proposed G Concourse to the international terminal; this would have made it easier for people making connections. In the mid 1970s, there was a huge diorama of DTW's then-master plan on the wall next to the ...

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by spinotter
Fri Sep 13, 2019 5:41 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Flying with an emotional support animal may soon get a whole lot more difficult
Replies: 62
Views: 7454

Re: MAJOR crackdown on "Emotional Support" pets on the way

jumbojet wrote:
scbriml wrote:
So I can't take my emotional support giraffe on my next United flight? Outrageous.


Seriously, who has a giraffe as a pet to begin with?


It's not outside the range of what is conceivable, but I doubt that anyone would consider bringing a giraffe on an airplane - but then, you never know.

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by spinotter
Fri Sep 13, 2019 5:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LHR drone activity planned for 13th September
Replies: 27
Views: 5029

Re: LHR drone activity planned for 13th September

How many of these "activists" have dogs? Dogs are FAR worse for the environment than aviation is. Instead of trying to disrupt aviation, these activists should be encouraging people to have fewer dogs, or none at all. That would make a much bigger impact on global warming than disrupting ...

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by spinotter
Fri Sep 13, 2019 5:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airliners Past: National Airlines receives their 1st Boeing 747
Replies: 41
Views: 6575

Re: Airliners Past: National Airlines receives their 1st Boeing 747

The first 747s routinely had engine failures on taxi out. Often restarted and continued as normal. Long story short, for better or worse we have become risk averse 50 years later. That makes us safer, but also fuels a narrative that Boeing has problems. Any new plane has teething problems. New plan...

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by spinotter
Wed Sep 11, 2019 3:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: SAS presenting new livery
Replies: 532
Views: 107082

Re: SAS new livery?

That does indeed look a hell of a lot better than any contemporary livery of any airline. Unfortunately the suits of any company would never alow anything as modern as that. Boring, design-less billboards all over. Please bring the viking dragon livery back like we have on OY-KBO: https://www.airli...

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by spinotter
Wed Sep 11, 2019 3:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will AA end Narita service?
Replies: 71
Views: 8931

Re: Will AA end Narita service?

Here's the original application showing that China was included from the beginning: https://www.regulations.gov/document?D=DOT-OST-2010-0034-0001 It gets a little confusing because AA-JL made a motion to combine their application into a single docket with the UA-NH application, which motion was app...

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by spinotter
Tue Sep 10, 2019 3:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cathay ending YVR-JFK service
Replies: 100
Views: 15997

Re: Cathay ending YVR-JFK service

The route lost money cause they wouldn't go through US Preclearance in YVR. Why would pax from Vancouver want to fly a route where they have to do customs at JFK instead while there is a perfectly fine preclearance facility at YVR. Would it have been possible for the passengers on HKG-YVR-JFK to go...

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by spinotter
Fri Sep 06, 2019 2:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Miami mechanic arrested for sabotaging aircraft
Replies: 119
Views: 19685

Re: AA Miami mechanic arrested for sabotaging aircraft

Lock him up and throw away the key. Horrible and appalling for someone charged with responsibility for so many people’s lives. Agree 100%. How could a mechanic whose job is to ensure passenger and crew safety do something like this? I hope there is a long term in prison. Are people crazier these da...

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by spinotter
Fri Sep 06, 2019 2:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada fined for not using French language
Replies: 147
Views: 19384

Re: Air Canada fined for not using French languag0q

Remember that when AC acquired CP in 1999-2000, they had to teach many CP employees how to speak French. Thus, it is definitely not surprising that AC got in trouble for not using French when requested. In terms of the linguistic situation in Canada, I heard that in Quebec, less than half of the po...

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by spinotter
Tue Sep 03, 2019 11:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta pilots now going after AeroMexico JV over concerns for labor arbitrage
Replies: 45
Views: 5664

Re: Delta pilots now going after AeroMexico JV over concerns for labor arbitrage

It’s always amazed me that DL can get away with so much JV flying. Business wise it makes sense, and benefits them tremendously. But it’s essentially subcontracting and I can’t believe the contract with the pilots doesn’t address it more. I think like scope clauses, JV clauses are going to be huge ...

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by spinotter
Tue Sep 03, 2019 11:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is consolidation over in the US ?
Replies: 117
Views: 12854

Re: Is consolidation over in the US ?

Oh, did I say “mainline?” Oh well mainline - regional there seems to be a lot of confusion there. Always figured to be a mainline airline you must have a regional non-mainline entity that mainline employees did not work at. There seems to be a lot of confusion on that subject and not to digress or ...

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