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by flyboy80
Mon Aug 03, 2020 12:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta plans to emerge a "smaller" carrier
Replies: 1875
Views: 325064

Re: Delta plans to emerge a "smaller" carrier

I'm most anxious to see what Delta's actual hub network looks like, near term, mid to end of 2021. There's only speculation at this point, but can Atlanta be as efficient with so many less frequencies in the system? The old consensus seemed to be "flowing" traffic over Atlanta was great be...

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by flyboy80
Thu Jul 16, 2020 1:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 641
Views: 65150

Re: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2020

One reason I actually can see it not returning is the proximity to CVG, which has a more developed flight. I was told on numerous occasions, and very unofficially, that the CVG flight is considerably more profitable for Delta given the local area and need to travel but actually had lower demand vs t...

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by flyboy80
Wed Jul 15, 2020 12:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 641
Views: 65150

Re: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2020

The real estate market ought to tell us a bit of information in the coming months. I know of numerous people relocating as divisions of companies are going virtual full-time with offices closing. These people are leaving their apartments and looking to move. At the same time, companies (especially s...

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by flyboy80
Tue Jul 14, 2020 6:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 641
Views: 65150

Re: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2020

Perhaps we'll see a lesser emphasis on the previous hub flying versus some of Delta's p2p trans oceanic network moving forward. Yes, these non-hub flights rely on a stronger base of travelers for their existence without the hub connection and feed opportunities, but I've noticed a lot of companies a...

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by flyboy80
Thu May 28, 2020 9:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta plans to emerge a "smaller" carrier
Replies: 1875
Views: 325064

Re: Delta plans to emerge a "smaller" carrier

Delta is right in expecting the international part of the recovery to take longer, come "back" slower. I think the new normal will be much different than pre-covid 19. I'm incredibly curious how this new market de-balances the hubs and how aggressive Delta will be at managing this. Will we...

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by flyboy80
Sun Apr 05, 2020 2:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta plans to emerge a "smaller" carrier
Replies: 1875
Views: 325064

Re: Delta plans to emerge a "smaller" carrier

How will government equity warrants play in? Didn’t Delta apply to accept the “grants” attached to the equity warrants??

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by flyboy80
Sat Apr 04, 2020 3:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US Flight attendants union blasts congress, Mnuchin, for denying workers relief
Replies: 27
Views: 6273

Re: US Flight attendants union blasts congress, Mnuchin, for denying workers relief

If US treasury holds warrants 'up to' 40% (?) (Based on what individual carriers propose as "compensation" in their applications) then this will be perhaps the closest thing, or step toward, re-regulating the airlines since deregulation; Is this an accurate statement?

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by flyboy80
Fri Apr 03, 2020 8:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US Flight attendants union blasts congress, Mnuchin, for denying workers relief
Replies: 27
Views: 6273

Re: US Flight attendants union blasts congress, Mnuchin, for denying workers relief

Maybe the government wants to nationalize the US3? Would it make commercial sense? That would seem contra to common conservative opinion but according to Sara's video it was their side that wanted this and "snuck" it in. It must be a doorway to something else...

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by flyboy80
Fri Apr 03, 2020 4:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US Flight attendants union blasts congress, Mnuchin, for denying workers relief
Replies: 27
Views: 6273

Re: US Flight attendants union blasts congress, Mnuchin, for denying workers relief

Yeah, why I keep writing "millions" I don't know...I'm having my coffee now so I should be up to speed. I'm still trying to figure out if the loan and grants are contingent on one another? From the way it's formed in articles, vaguely, they're essentially separate packages valued around 25...

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by flyboy80
Fri Apr 03, 2020 5:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US Flight attendants union blasts congress, Mnuchin, for denying workers relief
Replies: 27
Views: 6273

Re: US Flight attendants union blasts congress, Mnuchin, for denying workers relief

I'm confused about this bailout package. It sounds like 50% (25 million) is loans and tax incentives while the other half 25 million is payroll grants attached to this massive equity option- which doesn't make it really a grant at all... Why would the government want equity stakes in the airlines t...

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by flyboy80
Fri Apr 03, 2020 3:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US Flight attendants union blasts congress, Mnuchin, for denying workers relief
Replies: 27
Views: 6273

Re: US Flight attendants union blasts congress, Mnuchin, for denying workers relief

I'm confused about this bailout package. It sounds like 50% (25 million) is loans and tax incentives while the other half 25 million is payroll grants attached to this massive equity option- which doesn't make it really a grant at all... Why would the government want equity stakes in the airlines to...

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by flyboy80
Fri Apr 03, 2020 12:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US Flight attendants union blasts congress, Mnuchin, for denying workers relief
Replies: 27
Views: 6273

Re: US Flight attendants union blasts congress, Mnuchin, for denying workers relief

So the companies are all being tasked with identifying financial instruments to repay their debt, including government equity? Would this not create an uneven competition amongst airlines, as some airlines likely would have different level of government backing and deals?

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by flyboy80
Thu Apr 02, 2020 3:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta plans to emerge a "smaller" carrier
Replies: 1875
Views: 325064

Re: Delta plans to emerge a "smaller" carrier

What happens to all the equity Delta holds in the struggling companies...obviously, if those companies cease to exist, or go through their own state reorganizations, Delta's equity could be effectively cancelled and Delta stands to lose a ridiculous amount of its overall foreign investment? What are...

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by flyboy80
Tue Mar 31, 2020 3:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA's PHX Hub in Jeopardy?
Replies: 198
Views: 27281

Re: AA's PHX Hub in Jeapordy?

If AS is going to retreat to their core markets, now with the new exception of having a large Bay Area focus, perhaps we'll see the opposite. Perhaps it's in AS and AAs collective interest for AS to pull-down much of it's LAX focus outside of PDX, SEA, some SFO and allow AA to fill the gaps. If AA c...

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by flyboy80
Sun Mar 29, 2020 7:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta plans to emerge a "smaller" carrier
Replies: 1875
Views: 325064

Re: Delta plans to emerge a "smaller" carrier

Maybe it will soon (again) be the "Big Six" AS, AA, DL, WN, UA, B6 with UA, DL, AA shrinking considerably while B6 and AS maybe have opportunities in this.

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by flyboy80
Sun Mar 29, 2020 5:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta plans to emerge a "smaller" carrier
Replies: 1875
Views: 325064

Re: Delta plans to emerge a "smaller" carrier

I still feel theres a huge lack of consensus on where Delta, and all airlines, will be medium term- Fall/Winter 2020. Down 70%, 50% then? Incredibly hard to tell how fast the economy can rebuild and demand can recover while also not knowing how much pause is left due to the virus. Theres such an emp...

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by flyboy80
Tue Mar 24, 2020 8:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta plans to emerge a "smaller" carrier
Replies: 1875
Views: 325064

Re: Delta plans to emerge a "smaller" carrier

Perhaps this "reset" needs to take place with how the current US market is structured between the US3; perhaps the days of massive giant legacy carriers, is over- and the winners in the next decade will be larger iterations of "Jetblues" "Alaskas" "Spirits" et...

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by flyboy80
Sun Mar 22, 2020 10:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta plans to emerge a "smaller" carrier
Replies: 1875
Views: 325064

Re: Delta plans to emerge a "smaller" carrier

In terms of traffic numbers, wasn't 2008 and 2009 actually worse than 2002 and 2003? I remember airlines entering the 2000s in different places, but not "strong." Seems like after September 11th and the downturn then many airlines went into bankruptcy in the following years. It's too early...

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by flyboy80
Sat Mar 21, 2020 4:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta plans to emerge a "smaller" carrier
Replies: 1875
Views: 325064

Re: Delta plans to emerge a "smaller" carrier

Is LAX really a hub as it is a necessity for local traffic and flowing a HUGE amount of customers throughout the DL network? I keep seeing comments that Delta is in a better position re UA/AA for a downturn, but we don't even know what the downturn will be yet, and principally I'm not sure I underst...

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by flyboy80
Sat Mar 21, 2020 3:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta plans to emerge a "smaller" carrier
Replies: 1875
Views: 325064

Re: Delta plans to emerge a "smaller" carrier

Didn’t they build up LAX briefly during the recession, or right after, with expressjet ERJ flying and maybe a flight to GRU? If anyone pulls back LAX of the US3 I see United more likely than Delta.

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by flyboy80
Fri Mar 20, 2020 11:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta plans to emerge a "smaller" carrier
Replies: 1875
Views: 325064

Re: Delta plans to emerge a "smaller" carrier

Could MSP, BOS, JFK/LGA, & SLC not theoretically do everything that DTW does today...?

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by flyboy80
Fri Mar 20, 2020 11:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta plans to emerge a "smaller" carrier
Replies: 1875
Views: 325064

Re: Delta plans to emerge a "smaller" carrier

Does Deltas current network of hubs work in a system where traffic, especially corporate, is down 10-15% (maybe more) long term versus what we've seen in recent history?

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by flyboy80
Sun Jan 26, 2020 2:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Q4 Earnings Comparison - DL UA AA
Replies: 18
Views: 4961

Re: Q4 Earnings Comparison - DL UA AA

In regard to contract negotiations, what benefit does share repurchase programs do for AA from a Corporate/Management perspective? They need the investors for obvious business reasons. I've never understood why Delta "set aside" xyz every quarter for Shareholders (repurchases, dividends?)...

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by flyboy80
Sun Jan 26, 2020 12:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Q4 Earnings Comparison - DL UA AA
Replies: 18
Views: 4961

Re: Q4 Earnings Comparison - DL UA AA

In regard to contract negotiations, what benefit does share repurchase programs do for AA from a Corporate/Management perspective? They need the investors for obvious business reasons. I've never understood why Delta "set aside" xyz every quarter for Shareholders (repurchases, dividends?) ...

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by flyboy80
Fri Jan 24, 2020 4:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL A220 "Whisperjet"?
Replies: 136
Views: 18909

Re: DL A220 "Whisperjet"?

How annoying. There’s a lot of them that love to talk on the PA. They will even get on in the middle of the night on red eye flights and make a 60 second long announcement about the weather conditions, forecast, taxi time, approach etc of the destination.

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by flyboy80
Wed Jan 15, 2020 8:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United airlines Focus city in SEA?
Replies: 42
Views: 9023

Re: United airlines Focus city in SEA?

At what point did Alaska become focused on Seattle as the primary hub and even its headquarters? Alaskas size and market share out of Seattle today must be significantly larger than as late as mid 1990s.

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by flyboy80
Fri Jan 10, 2020 10:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Network Thread - 2020
Replies: 261
Views: 45226

Re: Delta Network Thread - 2020

Whats the status on CVG? It still has flight crew bases, and sees a proportionately high amount of 737s because its a 737 pilot base. I don't see how it can be an efficient "hub" for Delta but it must work or otherwise they would do away with it like they did MEM.

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by flyboy80
Mon Jan 06, 2020 9:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Network Thread - 2020
Replies: 261
Views: 45226

Re: Delta Network Thread - 2020

I know they aren't finalized, but it's still a preliminary loaded schedule from network planning perspective, and interesting as of now they have the CR7 back in some markets that were, for a good period of time, all EMB. It's even showing SEA-SNA as all CR7 on one day I looked.

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by flyboy80
Mon Jan 06, 2020 4:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Network Thread - 2020
Replies: 261
Views: 45226

Re: Delta Network Thread - 2020

As of now, there are more than a few CR7s appearing out of SLC and SEA in the June schedule. Is this because the Compass flying is drawing down?

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by flyboy80
Sat Jan 04, 2020 1:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Fleet Updates - 2020
Replies: 1118
Views: 181924

Re: AA Fleet Updates - 2020

But what about the LAA 757s? And I thought LUS had some internationally configured 757s at one point they used from PHL? I'm probably wrong and maybe thinking the 767s. I do know that at one point LAA had a sizable fleet of domestic 757s...remember flying one from DFW to PDX in the early 2000s.

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by flyboy80
Fri Jan 03, 2020 9:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Fleet Updates - 2020
Replies: 1118
Views: 181924

Re: AA Fleet Updates - 2020

All the America West 757s are gone now right? Are all of the remaining ex LUS/LAA 757s in an international configuration?

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by flyboy80
Sat Dec 28, 2019 8:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 203
Views: 27336

Re: Alaska Airlines Network Thread - 2019

Alaska discontinued hot food for sale?

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by flyboy80
Sun Dec 22, 2019 4:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1252
Views: 180059

Re: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2019

In that case, maybe they'll add a second IND-LAX...

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by flyboy80
Sun Dec 22, 2019 3:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1252
Views: 180059

Re: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2019

I hope the IND-SLC sticks. The next thing I see for DL is to put another LAX frequency on for summer, also will be interesting to see if they through a couple of RJs on MIA as the Latam partnership develops.

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by flyboy80
Sat Nov 30, 2019 5:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AFA trying to unionize FAs at Delta
Replies: 503
Views: 37684

Re: AFA trying to unionize FAs at Delta

One thing DL has going for it, according to the "experts" here on A.net, is their superior customer service on-board. Delta having as much financial clout as they do in the industry, would be foolish to suddenly attempt to withhold profit sharing from it's largest employee group...It would...

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by flyboy80
Fri Nov 29, 2019 9:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AFA trying to unionize FAs at Delta
Replies: 503
Views: 37684

Re: AFA trying to unionize FAs at Delta

Delta flight attendants would never approve a TA without profit sharing. It will be Delta flight attendants negotiating after all. Delta's built profit sharing into some incredible thing and it's viewed as an important benefit. I'm sure the Flight Attendants would rather have more in hourly compensa...

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by flyboy80
Mon Nov 25, 2019 5:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737 Max 10 Rollout
Replies: 134
Views: 28890

Re: Boeing 737 Max 10 Rollout

So the -10 sits up higher on the main gear than the other MAX due to levered gear, correct? I recall reading the MAX fwd landing gear minimum height is a few inches greater than the NG. Are there any modifications to the slide sizes on the main cabin doors being this plane is higher off the ground? ...

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by flyboy80
Sun Nov 24, 2019 12:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737 Max 10 Rollout
Replies: 134
Views: 28890

Re: Boeing 737 Max 10 Rollout

Does anyone know how the -10 wing size ratio compares with the 757-300? I would think the 757 still has "more wing" relative to its size, but I may be wrong.

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by flyboy80
Sun Nov 17, 2019 3:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Aircraft Refurbishment Thread - 2019
Replies: 776
Views: 173026

Re: Delta Aircraft Refurbishment Thread - 2019

A pilot recently said there may soon be a 220 base in SEA. Things will get even more interesting when the 32N and 223 come online, which I think is late spring and through summer 2020 perhaps? I can’t believe Delta is putting so many seats in the 321 neo, that thing is going to be as tight if not ti...

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by flyboy80
Tue Nov 05, 2019 11:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AFA trying to unionize FAs at Delta
Replies: 503
Views: 37684

Re: AFA trying to unionize FAs at Delta

Let us not forget the title of this thread, AFA TRYING....As of now, there is NO union for DL FA's. Lets hope they never get one. There is a reason why they are happier than their counterparts at UA and AA, who, happen to have unions. I mean, you would think it would be the other way around... So a...

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by flyboy80
Tue Nov 05, 2019 8:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AFA trying to unionize FAs at Delta
Replies: 503
Views: 37684

Re: AFA trying to unionize FAs at Delta

How will having a union be the sole reason to affect the quality of the relationship between DL and it's workers? The relationship is highly influenced by how management works with the flight attendants, that applies to with or without representation. Alaska Flight Attendants are AFA members and Ala...

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by flyboy80
Mon Nov 04, 2019 10:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AFA trying to unionize FAs at Delta
Replies: 503
Views: 37684

Re: AFA trying to unionize FAs at Delta

If I was a Delta flight attendant, I would ask the following question to Sara: ____________________________________________________________ A QUESTION FOR SARA It’s no secret that the AFA has been interfering in the IAM Delta campaign as far back as 2015. That’s why the IAM had to initiate Article ...

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by flyboy80
Mon Nov 04, 2019 8:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AFA trying to unionize FAs at Delta
Replies: 503
Views: 37684

Re: AFA trying to unionize FAs at Delta

I would say at least one-third of “senior” people (over 28 years) are no votes in many bases, surprisingly SEA and MSP. From what I’ve gathered, it’s often politically motivated- their husband is a hardcore republican and therefore they have an anti-union mindset and don’t understand that many repub...

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by flyboy80
Mon Nov 04, 2019 6:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AFA trying to unionize FAs at Delta
Replies: 503
Views: 37684

Re: AFA trying to unionize FAs at Delta

It will be a hard win. Delta has the upper hand in this matter and control the majority of the message to FA's. Just recently memos from IFS have been pushed to FAs disparaging AFA as "at it again" and that "Delta flight attendants" have said no four times...the fact is, a huge p...

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by flyboy80
Sun Nov 03, 2019 6:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AFA trying to unionize FAs at Delta
Replies: 503
Views: 37684

Re: AFA trying to unionize FAs at Delta

“Thousands of cards” cracks me up. How blind can you be, if this was the truth then there would have been an election months ago. The IAM, once again, cant garner the support for an election or there would be one. Even when their few staunch remaining promotors were parroting over the last year and ...

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by flyboy80
Sun Nov 03, 2019 6:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AFA trying to unionize FAs at Delta
Replies: 503
Views: 37684

Re: AFA trying to unionize FAs at Delta

Maybe, but they're back anyway. It's a shame you don't support DL FA's electing the group of their choosing. As long as there is division which the AFA is causing, sadly they will never unionize. Last time I checked the AFA is part of the AFLCIO and just abide by the AFLCIO Constitution especially ...

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by flyboy80
Sun Nov 03, 2019 5:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AFA trying to unionize FAs at Delta
Replies: 503
Views: 37684

Re: AFA trying to unionize FAs at Delta

The IAM is a complete joke. They withdrew an election application in 2015- they were never forced to withdraw from that election by the NMB, they did it on their own and subsequently abandoned promoting themselves and representation for the rest of 2015 and 2016. Eventually DL FAs felt the IAM did ...

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by flyboy80
Sun Nov 03, 2019 4:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AFA trying to unionize FAs at Delta
Replies: 503
Views: 37684

Re: AFA trying to unionize FAs at Delta

The IAM is a complete joke. They withdrew an election application in 2015- they were never forced to withdraw from that election by the NMB, they did it on their own and subsequently abandoned promoting themselves and representation for the rest of 2015 and 2016. Eventually DL FAs felt the IAM did n...

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by flyboy80
Sat Oct 12, 2019 4:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta 767-400/A350/777 Gates at LAX
Replies: 21
Views: 4965

Re: Delta 767-400/A350/777 Gates at LAX

Will T3 be completely rebuilt and remodeled? Renderings I’ve seen it looks like it will be a fairly boring, but completely new, and better configured rectangular concourse with 11-12 gates or so. Also, directly west of T1, before T2, There’s a large project. Is this either WN or DL related, or just ...

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by flyboy80
Thu Sep 26, 2019 1:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: DL retired MD-80/90s quickly
Replies: 1133
Views: 249985

Re: DL retiring MD-80s quickly

When was the farthest west the MD-88s have been scheduled in the last five years? I know for a few weeks in 2017, maybe it was 2018, there was one on MSP-PDX.

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