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by jfern022
Sat Sep 14, 2019 9:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL retiring MD-80s quickly
Replies: 57
Views: 9526

Re: DL retiring MD-80s quickly

It still confuses me as to why they are retiring the MD-90 so early! Some A320s in their fleet are still older than the MD-90s, with some 717s in the fleet equally as old and not being retired until 2030... oh well. If I were starting an airline and were looking for some cheap A/C, I’d gladly take ...

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by jfern022
Tue Sep 10, 2019 6:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL closing NRT. Suspends NRT-SIN, Announces ICN-MNL
Replies: 316
Views: 54727

Re: DL closing NRT. Suspends NRT-SIN, Announces ICN-MNL

There is a sizeable Philippine community in Southeast Michigan and Northwest always maintained one stop flights from Detroit. :roll: Because continuing to do things the way they've always been done historically is such a great idea. :roll: And because everything NW did was always profitable. That p...

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by jfern022
Sat Aug 31, 2019 8:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MINT and other Service Cuts to JetBlue, starting 9/1
Replies: 164
Views: 21565

Re: MINT and other Service Cuts to JetBlue, starting 9/1

Probably still better than flying AA ! Surely the guy with the username "Delta777Jet" won't be biased at all lmao. AA's premium product on transcon routes blows anything else out of the water, especially DL But that means you have to fly AA and deal with their surly staff. Everyone, and I...

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by jfern022
Mon Aug 19, 2019 7:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The 5 New "T" Gates in ATL
Replies: 65
Views: 10107

Re: The 5 New "T" Gates in ATL

Honestly, Atlanta should probably spend the money on building another gate complex somewhere else on the property, perhaps at the north end of the field where Signature is currently located. Build a 55 gate facility there and move Southwest, United, American, Spirit, JetBlue, Frontier, Alaska,and A...

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by jfern022
Tue Jul 30, 2019 10:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Trump Hosts Meeting b/w QR and the U.S. Carriers
Replies: 135
Views: 16234

Re: Trump Hosts Meeting b/w QR and the U.S. Carriers

US3 hardly represent the USA as FedEx, JetBlue, Atlas Air, Boeing, US Travel Association and many other groups have proven. The only thing US3 represent are the US3 and they would happily live in a market where they would hold near total control and minimal competition. Just like 45’s best buds at ...

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by jfern022
Tue Jul 16, 2019 12:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 7/14/2019:AA Extends JFK Cuts,Adds DFW-GYE/UIO;FI Makes PHL Seasonal;EK Reduces EWR
Replies: 94
Views: 15463

Re: OAG Changes 7/14/2019:AA Extends JFK Cuts,Adds DFW-GYE/UIO;FI Makes PHL Seasonal;EK Reduces EWR

As someone who lives in Miami, I'd love to see it. I think AA would make it hell for them though and it'd be a much tougher fight than either AS in SEA or B6 in BOS. I'm not sure DL would see it as being worth the fight but who knows. DL is basically throwing money at sea, Boston and lax with littl...

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by jfern022
Mon Jul 15, 2019 3:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta at LHR
Replies: 64
Views: 12058

Re: Delta at LHR

As we know, LHR is a OW hub. But, some *A members such as UA and AC still have more flights to LHR compare to other *A hub in Europe like FRA. However, DL has far less daily departure from LHR than what AA and UA have. I know the close relationship between DL and AF/KL with JV, will we see DL addin...

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by jfern022
Thu Jul 11, 2019 11:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Atlanta Mayor OK's Smoking Ban at ATL
Replies: 188
Views: 13974

Re: Atlanta Mayor OK's Smoking Ban at ATL

If people want to smoke then we should let them smoke, their life, their choices. They can be whoever they want to be. Sure, as long as they pay for their own medical bill when their habit collects its toll... But that's not the case, now, is it? Instead, part of my insurance premium goes towards c...

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by jfern022
Fri Jul 05, 2019 2:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Air Lines June 2019 Operating Performance.
Replies: 95
Views: 11215

Re: Delta Air Lines June 2019 Operating Performance.

Some people will believe anything to portray a negative attitude towards Delta.

It’s quite immature and shows people’s biases

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by jfern022
Mon Jul 01, 2019 10:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA sues IAM-TWU Association over alleged slowdown
Replies: 267
Views: 21898

Re: AA sues IAM-TWU Association over alleged slowdown

I’m not militant. Im a realist. We lost so much in the two chapter 11s. AA is making billions, Doug Parker “ We will never lose money again”. Yet they are asking us for concessions. Doug made $19 million last year, they’ve spent $14 billion over the past several years on stock buybacks, yet the sto...

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by jfern022
Mon Jun 24, 2019 6:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Atlanta Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 69
Views: 8024

Re: Atlanta Aviation Thread - 2019

I do know the Sheraton on the south side was purchased already and closed in preparation.

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by jfern022
Tue Jun 18, 2019 3:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: passenger hits flight attendant, then pukes during Delta flight from IND to CDG
Replies: 100
Views: 13322

Re: passenger hits flight attendant, then pukes during Delta flight from IND to CDG

FlyHappy wrote:
kiowa wrote:
FlyHappy wrote:

source of this information? I could not find.


Pax seems like a reliable source:)


where was it reported that Pax admitted use? I did not see it in the media article (did I miss?). Or were you or fern022 on the flight?


Wasn’t reported to the media.

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by jfern022
Sun Jun 16, 2019 12:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: passenger hits flight attendant, then pukes during Delta flight from IND to CDG
Replies: 100
Views: 13322

Re: passenger hits flight attendant, then pukes during Delta flight from IND to CDG

It was not alcohol the passenger was under the influence of.

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by jfern022
Sat Jun 15, 2019 8:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United 757-200 hard landing at EWR
Replies: 166
Views: 40317

Re: What’s the emergency at EWR?

Can't confirm it, but a UA pilot posted elsewhere, it was a new hire FO on his IOE. If so, thats not good for him/her.

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by jfern022
Fri Jun 14, 2019 12:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alitalia bankruptcy and selling process discussion thread
Replies: 1019
Views: 246095

Re: Alitalia bankruptcy and selling process discussion thread

No matter who picks it up will have the unions to contend with, which won't make matters easy, unless the IT government steps in to handle that.

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by jfern022
Thu Jun 13, 2019 6:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Upgauges DFW-Key West to A319
Replies: 45
Views: 6868

Re: AA Upgauges DFW-Key West to A319

“Just barely?” That’s just wrong. Most of the operational issues are getting into EYW and its associated self-imposed, company restrictions especially when the runway is wet. In 4+ years of flying that jet into/out of EYW, I’ve never been weight restricted either way. In fact, yesterday I took off ...

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by jfern022
Mon Jun 10, 2019 4:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta saves the day with free charter
Replies: 113
Views: 19935

Re: Delta saves the day with free charter

Its amazing to me how many people on here get their rocks off by trying to discredit a great effort by DL and their employees. Exactly. DL is the airline people on a.net love to hate. Did DL do this as pure philanthropy? No, of course. They will get great PR out of this, most likely much more than ...

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by jfern022
Sun May 26, 2019 5:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Contentious union organizing and related matters were a part of Northwest; now Delta is experiencing this issue.
Replies: 39
Views: 4847

Re: Contentious union organizing and related matters were a part of Northwest; now Delta is experiencing this issue.

Those "garbage" agents are all working gates in Atlanta so more than 50% chance they came from DL, just sayin While that may be true, I have never seen lazier people than I’ve seen in DTW. Countless times either passing through on work or leisure have I seen just an unwillingness to help ...

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by jfern022
Sun May 26, 2019 12:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Contentious union organizing and related matters were a part of Northwest; now Delta is experiencing this issue.
Replies: 39
Views: 4847

Re: Contentious union organizing and related matters were a part of Northwest; now Delta is experiencing this issue.

I would say the management at delta has been the “contentious “ one. They have been pushing around their employees with non-union propaganda. I believe the unions have been quite respectful of their potential members. The unions are just as bad. They harass the Delta employees, either by stopping t...

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by jfern022
Sat May 25, 2019 8:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Contentious union organizing and related matters were a part of Northwest; now Delta is experiencing this issue.
Replies: 39
Views: 4847

Re: Contentious union organizing and related matters were a part of Northwest; now Delta is experiencing this issue.

When is union organizing not contentious? Based on my experiences, there are three levels: respectful, contentious and Northwest contentious. I'm a union guy of 20 years and the vast majority of my union dealings have been respectful. Only one contentious organizing incident with a former employer....

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by jfern022
Wed May 01, 2019 6:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska earns top spot in passenger satisfaction; Southwest drops
Replies: 73
Views: 7661

Re: Alaska earns top spot in passenger satisfaction; Southwest drops

AS is a niche carrier compared to the majors. It’s a no frills airline but the staff have that PNW charm and friendliness. I can see how they are at the top. "PNW charm and friendliness" reminds me of the friendliness of the Northwest flight attendants that I used to experience years ago....

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by jfern022
Tue Apr 30, 2019 10:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UPDATED: Delta announces JFK-BOM
Replies: 1014
Views: 147943

Re: Delta to serve Mumbai nonstop in 2019

The stupidity from some people on this site is astounding.

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by jfern022
Sat Apr 27, 2019 2:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LaGuardia Overnight Parking
Replies: 14
Views: 3719

Re: LaGuardia Overnight Parking

I know that the gates in C/D are all Delta’s. NK, F9 and WS all sublease from DL.

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by jfern022
Mon Mar 11, 2019 6:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Air Lines to Add Free WIFI - EB Confirms in Barron's Article
Replies: 36
Views: 4779

Re: Delta Air Lines to Add Free WIFI - EB Confirms in Barron's Article

What's stopping them now is not dollars, it's bandwidth. Once it's free and everyone uses it, it needs to have much broader bandwidth. It is being improved now in preparation for the free service. B6 has had free, fast WiFi for years. The technology has long been there. Only thing stopping airlines...

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by jfern022
Sun Mar 10, 2019 3:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 3/10/2019:Y4 New Routes;WN HNL-KOA/OGG;VC Trims;ET Adds ABJ-IAD;DL Ends DTW-GRU
Replies: 84
Views: 12115

Re: OAG Changes 3/10/2019:Y4 New Routes;WN HNL-KOA/OGG;VC Trims;ET Adds ABJ-IAD;DL Ends DTW-GRU

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klm617 wrote:
Another big hit for Detroit losing GRU. At this point anything Delta adds at Detroit is pretty much meaningless are far as growth goes because every add gets washed away by an equal cancelation or reduction in service.


Thank god you don't work in Network Planning or RM at Delta.

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by jfern022
Fri Feb 01, 2019 8:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta seeks partner for its Trainer refinery
Replies: 51
Views: 3572

Re: Delta looking to sell refinery

Queue the replies of all the “masterminds” that will say the refinery was stupid on Delta’s part! Have to love all the armchair CEO’s that live in their mothers basement.

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by jfern022
Mon Jan 28, 2019 3:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM widebody shortage
Replies: 50
Views: 17239

Re: KLM widebody shortage

As it stands right now DL will be covering until the 6th of February. They will run the extra section DL9921/2 to cover KL621/2. KL has one 772 out for damage for a couple weeks.

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by jfern022
Sat Jan 26, 2019 4:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Official: Delta will postpone A220 operations
Replies: 75
Views: 28280

Re: Official: Delta will postpone A220 operations

Delta doesn't have any crew bases for MD-88s in NYC anymore, and they made a very public statement saying those planes will no longer fly in and out of NYC Airports. Eh? I'm booked on an ATL-EWR flight in a couple weeks, Delta is listing the equipment as MD-88 (and a domestic 763 to ATL). It depend...

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by jfern022
Sat Dec 15, 2018 1:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL AMS schedule for S19
Replies: 76
Views: 12912

Re: DL AMS schedule for S19

Very little point in that, no onward connections (except to destinations already reached by KLM/DL/AF direct flights, or better hub connections) At one point, Delta did a one-off AUS-AMS flight: http://austin.culturemap.com/news/travel/07-18-17-nonstop-flight-delta-air-lines-amsterdam-abia-sxsw/ Mu...

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by jfern022
Tue Dec 04, 2018 3:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Oneworld adds Royal Air Maroc as its newest member
Replies: 141
Views: 34849

Re: Rumour: Oneworld to add new member 05DEC18

TTailedTiger wrote:
Would it kill anyone to actually use the airline name instead of their two letter code? Many of us have no idea outside of the major US carriers.


You claim to be so knowledagble about how bad Delta is and how they are making all the wrong decisions, but don’t know the airline codes?

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by jfern022
Tue Nov 27, 2018 2:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Article: AA Flight Attendant Told the CEO: Our Standards 'Suck' Compared With United's and Delta's.
Replies: 159
Views: 24601

Re: “Our Standards Suck!”

I don't know what United and AA are like, if you believe what's said in many forums then Delta seems actually to be considered better, but from the point of view of someone who subscribes to this strange rumour that there are actually airlines and even airports outside of the USA ;-), I can say tha...

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by jfern022
Sun Nov 25, 2018 12:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Internal AA survey results: Management untrusted.
Replies: 50
Views: 7838

Re: Internal AA survey results: Management untrusted.

global1 wrote:
I hear you.

Some people are not happy unless they are complaining.
Unfortunately many of those will never be happy, nor provide excellent customer service, no matter what you give them.

You have my respect for your pride.


We know what those complainers are like over here!

They are called PMNW!

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by jfern022
Sun Nov 18, 2018 12:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's JetBlue's plan for Orlando MCO?
Replies: 44
Views: 6521

Re: What's JetBlue's plan for Orlando MCO?

It's about time for them to jump on MCO-DTW Spirit and Frontier have the low fares - from $46 one way. Delta has the DTW hub and offers frequency. B6 low frequency on DTW-MCO would work out just as well as DTW-FLL did. Doesn't matter if the yields are initially trash. B6 will operate this route as ...

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by jfern022
Fri Nov 09, 2018 9:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: RDU and AUS to become Delta's Largest Non-hub Stations
Replies: 125
Views: 17583

Re: RDU and AUS to become Delta's Largest Non-hub Stations

klm617 wrote:
It's really hard to tell because Delta is such a propaganda machine we sometimes don't know what their true agenda might be.


Same could be said for the DTW crusader! :lol:

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by jfern022
Mon Nov 05, 2018 12:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 10 yrs since DELTA & NORTHWEST merge!
Replies: 134
Views: 13062

Re: 10 yrs since DELTA & NORTHWEST merge!

Detroit is down about 200 departures from it's peak. So you are saying they had around 650 with NW and now with DL, they only have around 450? To put some numbers behind his statement, DTW peaked in 2005 at an average of 573 daily departures (that's combining only NW and DL). As of 2018, DL average...

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by jfern022
Sat Nov 03, 2018 12:23 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Man removed from WestJet flight after falling asleep prior to takeoff.
Replies: 94
Views: 16382

Re: Man removed from WestJet flight after falling asleep prior to takeoff.

While WestJet wouldn't comment on the specifics of the case, it said it stands by the crew's decisions. The airline also referenced federal aviation regulations, which state that airlines, at their discretion, can deny boarding to any passenger who shows signs that they could pose a safety risk. I ...

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by jfern022
Thu Nov 01, 2018 7:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 10 yrs since DELTA & NORTHWEST merge!
Replies: 134
Views: 13062

Re: 10 yrs since DELTA & NORTHWEST merge!

Does klm617 only come out on halloween? Hadn’t seen his misguided ATL posts in a while... Anyway, congratulations to Delta and NW on a very successful merger both in terms of financials and service levels. I’ve flown DL quite extensively in the last 8 years and most of the time things run very smoo...

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by jfern022
Thu Nov 01, 2018 6:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 10 yrs since DELTA & NORTHWEST merge!
Replies: 134
Views: 13062

Re: 10 yrs since DELTA & NORTHWEST merge!

Does klm617 only come out on halloween? Hadn’t seen his misguided ATL posts in a while... Anyway, congratulations to Delta and NW on a very successful merger both in terms of financials and service levels. I’ve flown DL quite extensively in the last 8 years and most of the time things run very smoo...

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by jfern022
Thu Nov 01, 2018 6:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 10 yrs since DELTA & NORTHWEST merge!
Replies: 134
Views: 13062

Re: 10 yrs since DELTA & NORTHWEST merge!

This is what most a.net topics turn into these days. Anything DL brings out the pitch-fork mentality from the usual suspects on this forum. The best is those saying NW would have lived to see another day. They were in dire straits and they knew it. Chapter 7 was knocking at the door. Anyone who wor...

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by jfern022
Thu Oct 18, 2018 10:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JFK Rebuild - What's Delta Getting?
Replies: 53
Views: 11655

Re: JFK Rebuild - What's Delta Getting?

Summing up Delta: We just built JFK. We are building LGA at governors request (pressure). We will unify at T4, but dont expect us to throw billions more into NY airport building at this time. And that’s a totally reasonable position from Delta. How much do they really have to pay to play in New Yor...

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by jfern022
Tue Oct 09, 2018 11:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Las Vegas as a hub for current US majors
Replies: 92
Views: 9640

Re: Las Vegas as a hub for current US majors

I know DL does flow some connections over LAS To SAN, SJC for people wanting to avoid other mega hubs.

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by jfern022
Sat Oct 06, 2018 11:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ORD on track to overtake ATL for busiest airport by flight ops
Replies: 34
Views: 4608

Re: ORD on track to overtake ATL for busiest airport by flight ops

PerfectGriffin wrote:
I thought the number of 50 seaters was decreasing at ORD?


If I’m not mistaken both UA and AA are pulling CR2’s out of the desert. EV is flying 20 more for UAx.

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by jfern022
Fri Oct 05, 2018 3:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL Upgauging SEA-NRT, LAX-HND to 359 in 2019
Replies: 62
Views: 8931

Re: DL Upgauging SEA-NRT, LAX-HND to 359 in 2019

I have to disagree with you Delta's basic economy on most flights is horrible so I wouldn't say they care that much about the customer experience. Isn't it the same as regular economy except for no miles, limited flexibility, and no seat assignment until at the gate? A lot of people, myself include...

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by jfern022
Fri Oct 05, 2018 2:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL Upgauging SEA-NRT, LAX-HND to 359 in 2019
Replies: 62
Views: 8931

Re: DL Upgauging SEA-NRT, LAX-HND to 359 in 2019

I agree. DL is a very serious player, and they prove time and time again that they actually care about the passenger experience. Their interiors are generally the ones in 'better' conditions out of the BIG 3s, and at least they always try harder in order to deliver that "seamlessness" and...

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by jfern022
Wed Sep 26, 2018 3:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DELTA System Outage tonight 9/25
Replies: 55
Views: 7828

Re: DELTA System Outage tonight 9/25

Honestly, if I'm picking an airline to go through this with, it'd be DL. Not ideal, sure, but at least I feel like DL will have a plan in line compared to others? Exactly. Everyone on here saying it’s unacceptable probably struggles to run their register at McDonalds but knows how to run an airline...

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by jfern022
Thu Sep 06, 2018 3:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why Delta outearns UA & AA - dominating its largest hubs - market share data by US network hubs
Replies: 88
Views: 9543

Re: Why Delta outearns UA & AA - dominating its largest hubs - market share data by US network hubs

Delta does a lot of things right but for the investors not the customers. The purpose of corporations in this country, and arguably in the global economy, is the provide maximum financial benefit to their shareholders. Nothing more. You're free to argue against that as many, myself included, do, bu...

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by jfern022
Wed Sep 05, 2018 1:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why Delta outearns UA & AA - dominating its largest hubs - market share data by US network hubs
Replies: 88
Views: 9543

Re: Why Delta outearns UA & AA - dominating its largest hubs - market share data by US network hubs

Add a bit more meat to the bones of that argument if you don't mind. Who is Delta less reliable than? Because every single objective source I've seen has their on-time performance and completion factor better than AA, UA, and WN for the full year 2017 and for YTD 2018. It's hard to argue with the f...

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by jfern022
Wed Sep 05, 2018 12:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why Delta outearns UA & AA - dominating its largest hubs - market share data by US network hubs
Replies: 88
Views: 9543

Re: Why Delta outearns UA & AA - dominating its largest hubs - market share data by US network hubs

Their operations are less reliable than some airlines. Their product is inferior in general. Add a bit more meat to the bones of that argument if you don't mind. Who is Delta less reliable than? Because every single objective source I've seen has their on-time performance and completion factor bett...

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by jfern022
Tue Aug 21, 2018 11:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta F/A's & Fleet Workers Could Vote on Union Soon
Replies: 228
Views: 15040

Re: Delta F/A's & Fleet Workers Could Vote on Union Soon

He just doesn’t get that most people that are covered at UA and AA are actually pretty miserable. A lot of my friends there are miserable and want to leave but can’t for a myriad of reasons. No surprise the people come towards the direction of Delta even from other unionized carriers, not the other ...

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