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by LHUSA
Sat Jun 27, 2020 4:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020
Replies: 2375
Views: 408757

Re: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020

I’m interested to hear some of yall’s thoughts around United effectively ending social distancing policies and allowing planes to fly full just a few weeks after outrage over full planes in the news. I’m split... perhaps it is necessary from a business standpoint but it is not good for viral spread...

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by LHUSA
Wed Jun 24, 2020 6:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020
Replies: 2375
Views: 408757

Re: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020

...What United instead has done with its more limited capacity is actually being able to employ some yield management and not sell its seats at rock bottom prices, but instead seek to earn a bit of a premium compared to peers. But what is the cost of losing UA customers to other carriers? Business ...

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by LHUSA
Fri Jun 12, 2020 4:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020
Replies: 2375
Views: 408757

Re: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020

UA’s July schedule while similar to DL’s in terms of flights (ish) is very far behind in terms of seats. UA will offer about only 2/3 the amount of seats DL will. DL will also only offer a fraction of what AA is offering. This shows the shear size of UA’s cuts. DL is also capping at 60% while Unite...

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by LHUSA
Thu May 28, 2020 12:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FT: Investors bet AA will file for BK
Replies: 304
Views: 53572

Re: FT: Investors bet AA will file for BK

tphuang wrote:
Apparently, still burning $70 million a day. I think there is a good chance they won't get that cut down to $50 million for June.


Wow, United is apparently at $40M a day and slowly improving that figure

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by LHUSA
Fri May 22, 2020 2:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways route updates
Replies: 151
Views: 31492

Re: BA cancels LHR-CHS for rest of 2020

davescj wrote:
IAH will stay. I remember when I was a gold on BA (then the highest tier). There were NO upgrades to IAH, b/c of the oil execs flying on it. I promise that hasn't changed.


Glad that’s settled. The route is secure bc a previous Gold couldn’t get upgraded. What’s the price of oil these days?

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by LHUSA
Tue Mar 10, 2020 11:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DY Financial Discussion - 2020
Replies: 584
Views: 146598

Re: DY about to go bust?

Flight global is also reporting the lay offs: https://www.flightglobal.com/networks/norwegian-cuts-jobs-and-capacity-amid-critical-time/137166.article They’re blaming the firings on the corona virus. But, I think it just accelerates the demise of DY which was in itself inevitable. Ahh yes, because ...

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by LHUSA
Fri Mar 06, 2020 2:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DY Financial Discussion - 2020
Replies: 584
Views: 146598

Re: DY about to go bust?

CALMSP wrote:
no change in DEN-FCO? That's surprising.


Yeah, still available on their website. You can purchase DEN-FCO for $189 in less than a month, ouch. I feel as though their cuts were not deep enough, perhaps they will expand them shortly.

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by LHUSA
Wed Feb 26, 2020 7:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DY Financial Discussion - 2020
Replies: 584
Views: 146598

Re: DY about to go bust?

njdevilsin03 wrote:
My United stock is down 16 points a share this week... guess they’re going bankrupt too... find me a airline stock doing well over the last few weeks.


There's a lot more to DY's story than it's stock performance - as has been shared on this thread - to suggest it's potential demise.

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by LHUSA
Wed Feb 26, 2020 7:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DY Financial Discussion - 2020
Replies: 584
Views: 146598

Re: DY about to go bust?

Seriously is this the posters version of starting a fire? LOL people on a.net are just dying for Norweigan to go under. it's kind of sad its so many years of these, Norweigan going under posts and people swearing in 2014 they couldn't make it till the end of the year etc etc. Have you seen the majo...

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by LHUSA
Wed Feb 12, 2020 3:52 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Pencil Jet Duo: MUC-ORD-SFO feat. Lufthansa & United [Part 2]
Replies: 6
Views: 3363

Re: Pencil Jet Duo: MUC-ORD-SFO feat. Lufthansa & United [Part 2]

Great reports, I really enjoyed reading them. Yes, United does offer an extensive BOB offering on flights of that length, as well as a second beverage run about an hour before landing. On my flight last week, UA offered 3 hot options plus the normal cheese plates, snack boxes etc.

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by LHUSA
Tue Feb 11, 2020 12:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: IG (Air Italy) Ending Operations
Replies: 112
Views: 28722

Re: IG (Air Italy) winding up?

Care to provide a summary for those of us who don't speak Italian?

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by LHUSA
Tue Feb 04, 2020 4:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020
Replies: 2375
Views: 408757

Re: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020

UA dropping PAE-SFO. Will UA double down on PAE-DEN. Or Add PAE-ORD? Any thoughts? Thanks Flyguy I think a new market like PAE would take 2-3 years to develop and get a base and knowledge. Straight from the mouth of other airline CEO's. United dropping this after such a short time is crazy in my mi...

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by LHUSA
Mon Jan 27, 2020 6:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Delta First Class Seats - A321neo
Replies: 120
Views: 20766

Re: New Delta First Class Seats - A321neo

Interesting, look. I think I'd like the headrest/privacy. Leg room looks REALLY tight for domestic F.

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by LHUSA
Wed Jan 22, 2020 4:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United announces strong 2019 Q4/full year numbers
Replies: 42
Views: 9087

Re: United announces strong 2019 Q4/full year numbers

I see they stated that profit sharing among employees was up 45% versus last year; does anyone know how that translates into amounts for various staff groups? How does it compare to the 2 months salary Delta is paying? Up 45% means it's not going to be anywhere close to Delta's 2019 payments of $1,...

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by LHUSA
Tue Jan 21, 2020 9:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United announces strong 2019 Q4/full year numbers
Replies: 42
Views: 9087

Re: United announces strong 2019 Q4/full year numbers

From LAXintl's link: United Airlines (UAL) today announced it reached its 2020 goal -- first announced in January 2018 -- to achieve adjusted diluted earnings per share (EPS) target of $11 to $13 a full year ahead of schedule. Being way ahead of schedule is pretty exciting. Wow incredible achieveme...

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by LHUSA
Tue Jan 14, 2020 10:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta CES 2020 Keynote Address
Replies: 25
Views: 4643

Re: Full video of Delta CEO Ed Bastian's keynote speech at CES 2020

Another thread in this?

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by LHUSA
Sat Jan 11, 2020 8:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United seasonal MKE-SFO
Replies: 21
Views: 3972

Re: United seasonal MKE-SFO

Good news for MKE. Although I must admit I'm a little perplexed that MSN has year round LAX and SFO service while MKE has to live with seasonal to LAX on WN as well as to SFO on UA. It looks like MSN has clearly become a focus city for SY so it has other options that MKE has (like PDX not stop). Po...

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by LHUSA
Sat Jan 04, 2020 9:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: St Helena (HLE) "The World's Most Useful Airport" - Wendover Productions
Replies: 44
Views: 11582

Re: St Helena (HLE) "The World's Most Useful Airport" - Wendover Productions

kjeld0d wrote:
I thought this airport was nearly unusable due to poor planning exposing it to high winds and wind shear?


Errrm, did you not watch the video?

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by LHUSA
Mon Dec 30, 2019 6:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United 787 at DFW
Replies: 19
Views: 4779

Re: United 787 at DFW

Diverted SYD-IAH. Not sure what caused the diversion.

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by LHUSA
Sat Dec 28, 2019 5:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What made Norwegian fail in NY?
Replies: 26
Views: 4779

Re: What made Norwegian fail in NY?

If you look thru a.net Norwegian wouldn't make it to the end of 2016. Lots of Norwegian haters on here. To say they failed I'm NYC is a joke. They have up to ten flights a day next summer LOL. They could never have known about all the 787 engine issues and 737 max issues. They had to adjust. People...

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by LHUSA
Sat Dec 28, 2019 4:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What made Norwegian fail in NY?
Replies: 26
Views: 4779

Re: What made Norwegian fail in NY?

They are simply cutting the lower yield, lower demand NYC-area ops and consolidating to a single, more efficient single operation at JFK. They will likely find the higher yields and hope to enjoy cost-reductions by focusing on only airport. The strategy makes sense, but may be too little too late.

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by LHUSA
Thu Dec 19, 2019 9:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian Air to Consolidate All Routes in the Bay Area to SFO
Replies: 54
Views: 7648

Re: Norwegian Air to Consolidate All Routes in the Bay Area to SFO

For one thing, that was before VS was added wasn't it? Also, that was before the demise of WOW and Thomas Cook. I saw it in one of articles talking about the VS/DL/AF/KL/AZ ATI. I would bet B6 created it. 72% seems extremely hard to believe. Per OAG's latest loading for January 2020, the immunized ...

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by LHUSA
Thu Dec 19, 2019 4:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian Air to Consolidate All Routes in the Bay Area to SFO
Replies: 54
Views: 7648

Re: Norwegian Air to Consolidate All Routes in the Bay Area to SFO

This is what happens when 3 anti-trust immunized JVs control 85% of the transatlantic. CAPA put it at 72% last year, down from 80% in 2015. Can you point to a more recent calc? For one thing, that was before VS was added wasn't it? Also, that was before the demise of WOW and Thomas Cook. I saw it i...

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by LHUSA
Thu Dec 19, 2019 1:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 3546
Views: 700088

Re: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019

EWR V JFK is not a proxy for UA V DL for me! Maybe not for you, but any discussion in that vein is like chum in the water. Mention something, anything favorable about EWR Terminal C, and right on cue, we'll hear about how it is "decrepit", "cramped", "dated", "dum...

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by LHUSA
Wed Dec 11, 2019 5:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How is DL doing on LGA-ORD since they upgauged?
Replies: 40
Views: 6470

Re: How is DL doing on LGA-ORD since they upgauged?

LGA-ORD is a route I only follow passingly, but I was recently surprised to see how much regional equipment UA has on the route. Maybe UA left some more room for DL? I much prefer United over Delta but am not a fan of the regional equipment either. Indeed. I was in coach on an OO E75 CLE-DEN last n...

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by LHUSA
Mon Dec 09, 2019 3:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 3546
Views: 700088

Re: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019

Personally what I would like to see announced for the fall/winter 2020/2021 season is as follows: IAD-TLV increased to daily DEN-FRA increased to daily SFO-MEL increased to daily (for IATA winter) ORD/IAD-DUB and ORD/IAD-FCO seasons extended till mid December. Seasonal DEN-AKL 3x weekly from Novemb...

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by LHUSA
Wed Dec 04, 2019 7:32 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: United Airlines website is DOWN!
Replies: 11
Views: 1764

Re: United Airlines website is DOWN!

Working for me.

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by LHUSA
Mon Dec 02, 2019 5:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bumping Pax July and August;; AA the worst and DL the best (Video)
Replies: 7
Views: 1639

Re: Bumping Pax July and August;; AA the worst and DL the best (Video)

14 CFR §250.6(b) says that if there was an equipment substitution to an aircraft with fewer seats, the passengers bumped aren’t entitled to compensation. The airline didn’t intentionally oversell the flight; there was an operational reason. Interesting - so there are DL (and other airline passenger...

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by LHUSA
Mon Dec 02, 2019 5:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bumping Pax July and August;; AA the worst and DL the best (Video)
Replies: 7
Views: 1639

Re: Bumping Pax July and August;; AA the worst and DL the best (Video)

Something must be off regarding the way DL reports their involuntary DBs. My sister was automatically re-accommodated on a flight DL flight over July 4th weekend without her consent. As she arrived at LGA, she received a notification on her phone that her departure time and flight # had changed to 4...

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by LHUSA
Thu Nov 21, 2019 7:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DFW Foreign Carrier Estimated September 2019 Loads
Replies: 17
Views: 2440

Re: DFW Foreign Carrier Estimated September 2019 Loads

Surprised by BA with only 70% LF for September, even lower than new entrant AF and 22 points lower than LH. Sure, there is a lot of LHR capacity but they have massive connections on both ends.

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by LHUSA
Thu Nov 21, 2019 4:42 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Could Ann Arbor, MI eventually support air service?
Replies: 37
Views: 2603

Re: Could Ann Arbor, MI eventually support air service?

I see could Allegiant being interested should ARB develop the facilities/infrastructure.

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by LHUSA
Thu Nov 21, 2019 3:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Converting 50 seat RJs to RJs with first class?
Replies: 32
Views: 4939

Re: Converting 50 seat RJs to RJs with first class?

I remember there were plenty of attempts at the "tweeter" models like NW with the CRJ 440 and, of course the EMB140. But if it was a 50 seater with first, would this make sense/ more money? Certainly would add something/ open some new markets I would think.... I'm really skeptical you cou...

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by LHUSA
Thu Nov 21, 2019 2:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Converting 50 seat RJs to RJs with first class?
Replies: 32
Views: 4939

Re: Converting 50 seat RJs to RJs with first class?

The only reason for the CRJ 550 is to get around pilot scope. It has nothing to do with making the experience better for the passengers, that’s just an unintended side effect. It may not be the ‘reason’ for starting the project, but it doesn’t mean United hasn’t heavily invested in elements to impr...

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by LHUSA
Thu Nov 21, 2019 2:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Converting 50 seat RJs to RJs with first class?
Replies: 32
Views: 4939

Re: Converting 50 seat RJs to RJs with first class?

Given the recent move by United to introduce the CRJ550, I was wondering if there is a market for the same with the plethora of smaller RJs? I know the economics are different, but say if it was a 4F 10 Y+ 30Y would that work. For example, if there was an 80 LF on a 50 seater could some of that be ...

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by LHUSA
Tue Nov 19, 2019 6:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 3546
Views: 700088

Re: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019

Wow, the 777-300ER looks so much better than I anticipated. After seeing the 767-300 and loving it, I thought the 777 might not have the right proportions. Looking forward to seeing the whole thing.

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by LHUSA
Thu Nov 07, 2019 4:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United and Star Wars
Replies: 15
Views: 1947

Re: United and Star Wars

rampbro wrote:
I think its tacky as hell, and very very American, so it works for United.


Someone needs a Snickers

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by LHUSA
Wed Oct 30, 2019 4:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United's Star Wars Themed 738 Livery
Replies: 13
Views: 2222

Re: United's Star Wars Themed 738 Livery

Sorry but what's all the fuzz about? LATAM has a Star Wars 77W already painted for a while and no one lost sleeping hours due that. 5720629 Has anyone indicated losing sleeping hours due this? It’s a fun new livery. If someone wanted to start a thread on the LATAM version, they were certainly welco...

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by LHUSA
Tue Oct 29, 2019 11:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UAL 2nd hand aircraft
Replies: 29
Views: 7921

Re: UAL 2nd hand aircraft

Because they are in rapid growth mode. Most of the deals were done before the Max issue.

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by LHUSA
Thu Oct 17, 2019 7:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United posts Q3 2019 results
Replies: 79
Views: 19983

Re: United posts Q3 2019 results

It's always convenient for airline execs to blame things on events outside their control, but frankly, there is likely still too much capacity in Transpacific markets. I know that UA wants to maintain its edge to Asia in terms of its network offering, but they really need to decide how much flying ...

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by LHUSA
Sun Oct 13, 2019 5:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 10/13/2019:AS Exits SJC-TUS;AA Jan Cuts;F9 Extension
Replies: 75
Views: 16033

Re: OAG Changes 10/13/2019:AS Exits SJC-TUS;AA Jan Cuts;F9 Extension

[twoid][/twoid] Lots of UA ORD cuts? UA ABE-ORD MAR 3>2[2] UA ABQ-ORD MAR 1.9>1.1[1.1] UA BDL-ORD MAR 4>2[4] UA BOS-ORD MAR 8>7[6] UA BTV-ORD MAR 4>2[2] UA BUF-ORD MAR 4>2[3] UA CMH-ORD MAR 8>6[7] UA ORD-PDX MAR 4>3[3] UA ORD-RAP MAR 0.9>0.1[0.0] UA ORD-SMF MAR 3>2[1.9] Not a major reduction compare...

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by LHUSA
Sun Oct 13, 2019 2:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 10/13/2019:AS Exits SJC-TUS;AA Jan Cuts;F9 Extension
Replies: 75
Views: 16033

Re: OAG Changes 10/13/2019:AS Exits SJC-TUS;AA Jan Cuts;F9 Extension

UA DEN-HNL JUN 1.0>1.9[1.0] JUL 1.0>2[1.0]

Nice to see DEN-HNL twice daily. Is this a first?

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by LHUSA
Sat Oct 12, 2019 3:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian to increase flights next S20 to USA.
Replies: 19
Views: 6232

Re: Norwegian to increase flights next S20 to USA.

ORD-LGW/BCN are both not loaded yet for next summer on their website.

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by LHUSA
Sat Oct 12, 2019 1:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Senior VP Of Customer Experience To Retire + Leadership Changes
Replies: 74
Views: 12500

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

That said, despite residing in 2 UA hubs, I still won't get on a United flight voluntarily. Thats a shame. You should give them a try again. They are a completely different company and experience these days. My 70 segments on them this year have all been pleasant. Friendly helpful crews and only on...

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by LHUSA
Fri Oct 11, 2019 11:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian to increase flights next S20 to USA.
Replies: 19
Views: 6232

Re: Norwegian to increase flights next S20 to USA.

interesting adds. Do we know yet what has been dropped/reduced to fund these adds? There have been a few threads on that, but it was never clear if they were market exits/reductions or simply that DY had yet to load the schedule.

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by LHUSA
Fri Oct 11, 2019 3:49 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Drunk pax vomits on woman's head on NK flight
Replies: 19
Views: 7511

Re: Drunk pax vomits on woman's head on NK flight

Lol... It happens. Was on a 4hr Christmas Eve WN flight several years back. Obviously drunk when he came aboard, guy in the row on front of me stands up, says “ I think I’m gonna be sick!”, and proceeds to projectile vomit across the four rows in front of him. There is a reason I try to get the bac...

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by LHUSA
Fri Oct 04, 2019 5:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kirby Denies He Will Return to AA, Rumors Swirl of Big Changes in AA Leadership
Replies: 170
Views: 27980

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

kondoo wrote:
Best thing that happened to AA after merger was Kirby and his posse leaving with him. Let him stay in Chicago


Boy, those grapes sure are sour. Must be hard seeing all the positive impacts Kirby and his posse have had on United...

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by LHUSA
Fri Sep 27, 2019 12:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta below wing employee arrested for stealing $250K in cash
Replies: 30
Views: 6748

Re: Delta below wing employee arrested for stealing $250K in cash

Per JJ, the man immediately donated it to charity

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by LHUSA
Thu Sep 26, 2019 3:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Thomas Cook Gatwick Slots - Willie Walsh
Replies: 52
Views: 13876

Re: Thomas Cook Gatwick Slots - Willie Walsh

Perhaps slightly off topic but, with the sudden abundance of LGW slots up for grabs, does this potentially devalue DY's that were put up as collateral? (assuming that's how they final DY deal ended u up being structured).

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by LHUSA
Thu Sep 12, 2019 2:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cathay Pacific News and Discussion thread
Replies: 240
Views: 82116

Re: Cathay Pacific to cut capacity

I’m wondering how much longer CX will last at IAD. I think it’s telling it was one of the first routes to be reduced. The -1000 never made sense to me, so much capacity for a new market (isn’t it CX’s longest route?). Does anyone have any load info for that route? Anecdotally I’ve heard of some very...

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by LHUSA
Fri Sep 06, 2019 3:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: UA reinstating BOM and DEL service by September 6th, 2019
Replies: 205
Views: 41009

Re: Updated: UA reinstating BOM and DEL service by September 6th, 2019

Really strong loads for both BOM and DEL on their first flights back on the schedule tomorrow

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