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by Varsity1
Sat Oct 16, 2021 2:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New IAG carrier at LGW
Replies: 234
Views: 44833

Re: New IAG carrier at LGW

Sounds like TED/SONG in the early 2000's in the US.

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by Varsity1
Thu Oct 07, 2021 8:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 50-seat RJ replacement: "the plane that doesn't exist..."
Replies: 218
Views: 20887

Re: 50-seat RJ replacement: "the plane that doesn't exist..."

ATR is too slow. No, it's not. At such short sectors the speed of the aircraft hardly matters, the amount of time the aircraft can fly at cruise speed is very limited and it's not like the difference is that big. In the end the difference would be no more than a few minutes. Cruise speed only makes...

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by Varsity1
Thu Oct 07, 2021 5:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Fokker NG jet, an unique opportunity for Boeing?
Replies: 73
Views: 11568

Re: Fokker NG jet, an unique opportunity for Boeing?

What's the business case? The A220 and E195 aren't exactly flying off the shelves.

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by Varsity1
Thu Oct 07, 2021 2:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 50-seat RJ replacement: "the plane that doesn't exist..."
Replies: 218
Views: 20887

Re: 50-seat RJ replacement: "the plane that doesn't exist..."

Sure an interesting segment. A lean, mean, quiet and practical 50 seater. It seems the Embraer E3 would already be large, expensive for the requirement. Of course you can get the ATR42-600 today. ATR even launched a new sales campaign. Not sure how it performs in terms of efficiency, performance. W...

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by Varsity1
Wed Sep 29, 2021 10:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines to fire 600 staff who refuse vaccine
Replies: 82
Views: 10521

Re: United Airlines to fire 600 staff who refuse vaccine

Good. It is great to see the airline industry has led the way on this issue. They probably have other jobs lined up. The labor market is on fire right now. Not for the kind of quality jobs in this sector. Alot of airline employees don't want to work in this sector anymore. Compared to most fields t...

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by Varsity1
Wed Sep 29, 2021 2:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines to fire 600 staff who refuse vaccine
Replies: 82
Views: 10521

Re: United Airlines to fire 600 staff who refuse vaccine

They probably have other jobs lined up. The labor market is on fire right now.

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by Varsity1
Sun Aug 22, 2021 5:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Network Thread - 2021
Replies: 2174
Views: 418287

Re: American Airlines Network Thread - 2021

https://www.nasdaq.com/articles/3-bold- ... 2021-08-17

This seems like a stretch to me, but we are in some strange times.


With what money?
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dca1 wrote:
3 Bold Predictions Before 2022 - American Airlines will buy JetBlue
https://www.nasdaq.com/articles/3-bold- ... 2021-08-17

This seems like a stretch to me, but we are in some strange times.


With what money?

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by Varsity1
Fri Aug 06, 2021 3:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA's Parker interview with NYT - 37 minutes + transcript
Replies: 11
Views: 5371

Re: AA's Parker interview with NYT - 37 minutes + transcript

Flip side...let those older workers and their higher pay walk away. A 20+ year mechanic is not leaving over a shot. Too much to give up benefits & pay wise. The military doesn't nearly what they used to for airline jobs so you're way overstating that. United just required it...get on the vax tr...

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by Varsity1
Wed Jul 28, 2021 4:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Unions File Grievance Over Lack of Hotel Availability
Replies: 159
Views: 19916

Re: AA Unions File Grievance Over Lack of Hotel Availability

I love how members can rationalize anything on here. "crew shouldn't expect hotels to be booked for them, I have to book and pay for hotels at my job" "crew shouldn't expect hotels to be available when it isn't the airlines fault" "crews are being unreasonable to expect a ho...

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by Varsity1
Sun Jul 18, 2021 8:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue 9400 en route to LHR
Replies: 45
Views: 13584

Re: JetBlue 9400 en route to LHR

How does the speed of the A321 NEO compare for these longer journeys to the bigger twin-engine jets that fly these routes all the time? I know the 757-200 usually took about 30-45 min more to do EWR-LHR than the 777-200 typically did when united was flying the 757-200 on the LHR route. I know the A...

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by Varsity1
Mon Jul 12, 2021 4:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Avelo Airlines News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 975
Views: 198985

Re: Avelo Airlines News and Discussion Thread

Going back to Avelo now, as well as adding on to some of the potential future destinations I listed earlier, do you think it'd be worth their while to look into maybe Hawaii once their -700's come online? They would need to invest in an ETOPS program. Their certificate is already EOW and ETOPS. Xtr...

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by Varsity1
Sat Jul 10, 2021 12:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: American Airlines Business & Finance Discussion
Replies: 619
Views: 119932

Re: AA’s pre-covid financials

Operationally, as in directly selling airline tickets to passengers and operating flights, AA did not make money. When you added in the revenue generated from selling frequent flier miles to credit card processors like Citi, AA showed a profit.

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by Varsity1
Fri Jul 09, 2021 9:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Avelo Airlines News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 975
Views: 198985

Re: Avelo Airlines News and Discussion Thread

How do you think Allegiant does it? Their entire fleet is operationally split among bases. What do you mean. Look at allegiants route map see how all the stuff in the middle goes to 2 different hubs. It makes it so their airplanes can be routed throughout their network Airplanes and crews have one ...

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by Varsity1
Thu Jul 08, 2021 8:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AirAsia X plans overhaul to survive
Replies: 434
Views: 76434

Re: AirAsia X plans overhaul to survive

Any source for your last call and end of production statement? No source, just speculating. That's why I said it was my bet. Not good when your largest customer will not take any aircraft until at least 2027, and even 2027/28 is highly dubious. At this point Delta's order is all keeping the A330NEO...

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by Varsity1
Thu Jul 08, 2021 1:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Facing Summer Cancellations and Crewing Issues
Replies: 291
Views: 62311

Re: AA Facing Summer Cancellations and Crewing Issues

COVID (cratering travel) followed by a rapid reopening totally exposed this industry. EVERYONE is hiring and looking at the pay at the airlines to be a gate/ticket agent, a ramp worker etc vs competing jobs, the airlines will often lose out on the employee. Low pay, HIGH stress with the way people ...

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by Varsity1
Wed Jul 07, 2021 11:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Used Delta Aircraft Purchase A359/737-900ER
Replies: 879
Views: 228246

Re: Rumor: Used Delta Aircraft Order

Delta will be getting the cabins redone I would think. As to have conformity. They will obviously replace the seats, carpets, etc but when DL refurbished their own 738s, the ones without the Boeing Sky Interior did not get new bins or sidewalls like their counterpart 739s. I remember reading that t...

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by Varsity1
Tue Jul 06, 2021 4:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Facing Summer Cancellations and Crewing Issues
Replies: 291
Views: 62311

Re: AA Facing Summer Cancellations and Crewing Issues

Is there something in the contract that requires them to do the training for equipment changes in a specific order? I'm just trying to understand if there is a way to mitigate situations like this in the future. Not in specific order, but you are paid at your current positions pay rate until you co...

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by Varsity1
Mon Jun 28, 2021 8:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, and Discussion Thread - Q2 2021
Replies: 1579
Views: 336330

Re: United Fleet, Network, and Discussion Thread - Q2 2021

adamblang wrote:
That livery looks sooooo good.


Must be an eye of the beholder thing.

Still looks like a cheap CO knock off to me.

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by Varsity1
Mon Jun 28, 2021 5:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LCC's carrying cargo
Replies: 28
Views: 3968

Re: LCC's carrying cargo

N965UW wrote:
Not related to LCCs, but I've been wondering for the longest time if regional airlines carry cargo. For example, would Delta Cargo load freight on a Connection CRJ or E-Jet if there's space available?


Absolutely.

Some cargo stations only have regional service.

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by Varsity1
Sat Jun 26, 2021 4:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airlines vaccinating their personnel/staff
Replies: 62
Views: 7271

Re: Airlines vaccinating their personnel/staff

They aren't mandating it for staff in the US because a complication from an employer mandated medical procedure results in disability and a huge settlement.

A single pilot who medicals out over it will cost the airline 5+ million, probably more.

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by Varsity1
Fri Jun 25, 2021 6:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Facing Summer Cancellations and Crewing Issues
Replies: 291
Views: 62311

Re: AA Facing Summer Cancellations and Crewing Issues

The pilots rebid equipment and many of those where very senior (B757 & B767 & A330), Some might have got the B787 but most I bet ended up on B737, bumping a bunch of qualified B737 pilots to airbus. So now you have twice the number of pilots you have to retrain. I'm losing a colleague now t...

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by Varsity1
Wed Jun 23, 2021 6:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: IAG has reopened a fresh competition for narrowbody jets
Replies: 165
Views: 26969

Re: B737MAX Still considered for IAGs future fleet

It's expensive, but over time it could pay off. From a MX perspective, the 737 is superior. The 737 can MEL almost anything and keep flying. Anything electrical in the cockpit will AOG an Airbus. The Boeing also takes 10000 less man hours on heavy checks, by the book. Thats 500k in mechanics pay al...

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by Varsity1
Wed Jun 23, 2021 3:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: IAG has reopened a fresh competition for narrowbody jets
Replies: 165
Views: 26969

Re: B737MAX Still considered for IAGs future fleet

For me all that LOI bussines it reduces to some simply facts. VLG/IB are 100% AB. To change this from AB to B will be at a horrendous cost. Pilots certification, the stocks of replacements/spare parts, the ground handling and so on. A very big "maybe". As for Air Lingus/BAW it can be poss...

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by Varsity1
Wed Jun 23, 2021 1:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Facing Summer Cancellations and Crewing Issues
Replies: 291
Views: 62311

Re: AA Facing Summer Cancellations and Crewing Issues

AA is running into schedule issues on the ground now. Flights are arriving on time and no gates available in CLT and DFW.

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by Varsity1
Tue Jun 22, 2021 12:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Facing Summer Cancellations and Crewing Issues
Replies: 291
Views: 62311

Re: AA Facing Summer Cancellations and Crewing Issues

AA knew this was coming. Do you guys/gals remember the memo begging employees to volunteer at the airports?

They saw it coming and said nothing.

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by Varsity1
Mon Jun 21, 2021 12:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Facing Summer Cancellations and Crewing Issues
Replies: 291
Views: 62311

Re: AA Facing Summer Cancellations and Crewing Issues

The article annoys me AA did what it had to do. Like the rest of the world, it is now scrambling. If AA is at fault, it is for building a ridiculously ambitious schedule. But you cant fault them for retiring dozens of older planes and essentially flushing (and displacing) thousands of pilots that n...

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by Varsity1
Sun Jun 20, 2021 4:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Facing Summer Cancellations and Crewing Issues
Replies: 291
Views: 62311

Re: AA Facing Summer Cancellations and Crewing Issues

The article annoys me AA did what it had to do. Like the rest of the world, it is now scrambling. If AA is at fault, it is for building a ridiculously ambitious schedule. But you cant fault them for retiring dozens of older planes and essentially flushing (and displacing) thousands of pilots that n...

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by Varsity1
Mon Jun 14, 2021 8:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Eagle News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1500
Views: 292443

Re: American Eagle News and Discussion Thread

This is the only piece I'll disagree with you on, Piedmont does have that focus and routinely is #2 or #3 in D:0 depending on how OO performed for the month. I'm glad to hear you think so, and that there is a focus on it. That said, with <60 aircraft, and all of them 50 seaters, Piedmont should be ...

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by Varsity1
Mon Jun 14, 2021 5:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Eagle News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1500
Views: 292443

Re: American Eagle News and Discussion Thread

The 900 still has its place at AA in PHX crucially, the E175's performance in the summer all about guarantees that PHX will be CRJs in the middle of the summer until a new RJ comes along. Do you have a source for this performance deficit on the 175? Envoy has been regularly operating in PHX for a w...

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by Varsity1
Mon May 31, 2021 12:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Fleet Thread - 2021
Replies: 458
Views: 78503

Re: American Airlines Fleet Thread - 2021

Funny how you don't have any issue with Delta's 321 even though they have squeezed more seats than even the AA retrofit, the first class has zero privacy from the main cabin and the main cabin lavs have been squeezed in the AFT galley and barely anyone can fit in them. Isn’t this thread regarding A...

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by Varsity1
Sun May 30, 2021 5:16 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Age 67 for pilots
Replies: 6
Views: 2618

Re: Age 67 for pilots

It's a bad idea. Just kicks the can down the road and creates less opportunities for younger pilots, while older ones stagnate at the highest paid positions.

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by Varsity1
Thu May 20, 2021 6:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Fleet/Network Thread - 2021
Replies: 2917
Views: 432581

Re: Southwest Fleet/Network Thread - 2021

Is southwest marketing cargo to Hawaii? Are they flying it? I know the 737 can't carry much that distance but it still must be something.

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by Varsity1
Thu May 20, 2021 12:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Fleet/Network Thread - 2021
Replies: 2917
Views: 432581

Re: Southwest Fleet/Network Thread - 2021

How is Southwest routing aircraft for the inter island? Will they have Max's doing these 20 minute flights? Would it be advantageous to ferry some -700's down there to put cycles on older less efficient (and lighter) aircraft?

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by Varsity1
Mon May 17, 2021 4:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Brawl watch: 17 injured in mass fight at LTN
Replies: 30
Views: 6219

Re: Brawl watch: 17 injured in mass fight at LTN

ZazuPIT wrote:
Two seconds into the video my thought was football fans. They can be an unruly bunch.


These aren't football hooligans.

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by Varsity1
Sun May 16, 2021 5:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: German Green party candidate for chancellor want to ban short haul and implement tax
Replies: 113
Views: 10883

Re: Green party candidate for chancellor Baerbock want to ban short haul and LCC flights when she becomes chancellor

This is increasingly popular the world over. The Greens in many countries are proposing additional flight taxes, bans and restrictions. People often support them until the realise it will affect them too. When they realise the twice a year trip to Spain is now twice as expensive they will complain....

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by Varsity1
Fri May 14, 2021 2:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Avelo Airlines News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 975
Views: 198985

Re: Avelo Airlines News and Discussion Thread

Avelo flies with a company mechanic onboard as part of the crew. While incredibly outdated practice (common during prop liner days) It could actually be a huge asset for an airline stretched thin.

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by Varsity1
Wed May 12, 2021 4:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Avelo Airlines News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 975
Views: 198985

Re: Avelo Airlines News and Discussion Thread

Old friend rode Avelo last week out of BUR, less than 30 people onboard.

They need to get on the GDS to survive. Their current (lack of) marketing and brand awareness is going to kill them in a Southwest - sell your own tickets model.

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by Varsity1
Sat Apr 17, 2021 3:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will airlines require COVID vaccine for employees?
Replies: 226
Views: 19862

Re: Will airlines require COVID vaccine for employees?

Another week passed and another week I have avoided getting a vaccination. Even when countries mandate the thing I will enjoy being removed from my trip and either reassigned or pay protected. I'm not going to be bullied by fear-mongering into getting the shots. I've been flying the entire pandemic...

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by Varsity1
Thu Apr 15, 2021 3:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France Adds Denver
Replies: 84
Views: 14811

Re: Air France Adds Denver

What kind of a mythical world are we devolving into?

Europeans can not enter America, Americans can not enter Europe, with no scheduled end in sight. We're approaching 1.5 years of "new normal." How many people will be on this flight?

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by Varsity1
Tue Apr 13, 2021 9:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NTSB Renews Calls for Cockpit Video Recorders
Replies: 344
Views: 24053

Re: NTSB Renews Calls for Cockpit Video Recorders

And that's where you're wrong. There have been examples of recordings being misused before the event even reached reportable levels(to the NTSB, etc.). Many years ago and at the request of a captain, I acted as his representative at a non-union carrier. To make a long story short, the airline chose...

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by Varsity1
Thu Apr 08, 2021 11:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Avelo Airlines News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 975
Views: 198985

Re: Avelo Airlines News and Discussion Thread

They've announced 11 routes out of BUR: Arcata/Eureka, CA (ACV) Bend/Redmond, OR (RDM) Bozeman, MT (BZN) Eugene, OR (EUG) Grand Junction, CO (GJT) Medford, OR (MFR) Pasco, WA (PSC) Phoenix/Mesa, AZ (AZA) Odgen, UT (OGD) Redding, CA (RDD) Santa Rosa, CA (STS) More details in the attached link: https...

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by Varsity1
Tue Apr 06, 2021 10:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines .. 2,500 new pilot slots reserved for women or people of color
Replies: 48
Views: 6551

Re: United Airlines .. 2,500 new pilot slots reserved for women or people of color

Regardless of skin color sexual orientation or social background they still have to pass training. If I signed off a United pilot after completing their IOE then they were qualified to be in that seat....period end of story. They can hire anyone they want training will wash out those who are not qu...

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by Varsity1
Mon Mar 22, 2021 2:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Network Thread - 2021
Replies: 1004
Views: 158589

Re: Delta Network Thread - 2021

deltatrav wrote:
Anyone envision a chance of Cairo resuming? Air Canada is about to start and the market used to be quite busy (JFK had Egyptair, AA and Delta). Leaving Cairo during the daytime instead of 1am would be great



AA has never flown JFK-CAI.

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by Varsity1
Tue Mar 09, 2021 4:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Eagle News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1500
Views: 292443

Re: American Eagle News and Discussion Thread

I think it comes down to whether or not the added overhead costs of having three separate wholly owned regionals is worth the ability to whipsaw them against each other. I also think that another reason PSA and Piedmont still exist is for trademark protection (and why US used those names for those ...

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by Varsity1
Sat Mar 06, 2021 7:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta MEC Letter
Replies: 47
Views: 8289

Re: Delta MEC Letter

DL is a well run company. One of the best run companies in the world. Their mgmt pay is far from outrageous. It's actually extremely low. DL management did as well as could be expected in terms of job performance, helping secure a massive federal bailout. The opinion of pilot groups is only relevan...

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by Varsity1
Sat Mar 06, 2021 2:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta MEC Letter
Replies: 47
Views: 8289

Re: Delta MEC Letter

What exactly have they done to deservebonus? They are bleeding ions every day and they have the worst domestic onboard offering of any US airline right now. Even Spirit will serve you a soda. Calling the payout a bonus is misleading. The typical merit position at DL has an "at risk" compo...

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by Varsity1
Tue Feb 23, 2021 8:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Mesa Air Group to operate 737s for DHL
Replies: 68
Views: 15070

Re: Mesa Air Group to operate 737s for DHL

Yeah, that pay is pretty bad. But!!! There are alot of pilots out of work that wouldn't hesitate to jump in anything with wings right now. Heck, if Mesa was smart, they would get a pilot development program in place to get their RJ pilots in the seats of the 737's. It could be a great stepping ston...

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by Varsity1
Tue Feb 23, 2021 7:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kansas City Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 161
Views: 21748

Re: Kansas City Aviation Thread - 2021

Lootess wrote:
Delta has had LGA-MCI for a long time, would be a perfect A220 route.



I see it as a 175 route.

A220 is probably too large.

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