The power house days of NW in the Pacific are over. DL has been in a constant decline in Asia and all the while UA is taking over the Pacific. They are so far in drivers seat, serious doubt if they can be caught.
No excuses on DL part for allowing this to happen.
Both the 321 and 330 are old technology that Airbus is trying to pass off as newest and greatist. Lets see how fast the sales trickle once the 797 is launched.
At the end of the day, you can put lipstick on a pig, but its still a pig.
Pilots are talking about AS in NYC trying to 8 billion dollar B6 acquisition. Think its all BS... What does everyone think? You like to reference pilots. Who or which pilots are you speaking with. I’m a pilot. At b6. I don’t hear or see what you see. And since you’ve been on this sight, nothing you...Jump to post
Or that AA doesnt have a Western feed that would support HND and so fell back to their closest support hub, DFW. The reality is when you read their application it was very weak and one could draw the conclusion AA knew they did not have a strong presentation. It is interesting they did not try to pr...Jump to post
In the 2nd pic,, whose blue/white tail is that?Jump to post
So unprofessional. Started when co came on board. Before that they were to the point and none of this" childish try to make fun" of a serious situation. You want to have the passenger take it serious, not laugh and ignore the FA commands when an evacuation process has begun . Just another...Jump to post
So unprofessional. Started when co came on board. Before that they were to the point and none of this" childish try to make fun" of a serious situation. You want to have the passenger take it serious, not laugh and ignore the FA commands when an evacuation process has begun . Just another ...Jump to post
Uh, unless the smaller airlines can afford to shoulder the cost of T0 and T9, along with all their other debt obligations, it will be SW and UA.Jump to post
Get rid of the globe, put a "U" on the tail, and it gets my vote.Jump to post
So both AA and Dl cannot be too happy that WN and UA are getting 11 and 12 gates added to their existing ones. Now that this is out, I would imagine that both will be complaining they are geographically restricted from additional expansion and need more gates to compete. 3...2....1Jump to post
Consuming that much on the job sounds like she has an issue. Maybe not the 1st time?Jump to post
Oh great, here come the allegations of racism from a group of individuals simply because opposing viewpoints do not match theirs. Once again showing how a particular segment of the population uses racism to advance their agenda.
If you cant discuss aviation, get off the site.
Look at the last 10K filing. Specifically says the write-off of deposits for aircraft not taken.
Doesn't specify the manufacture,, but since they have ordered and still taking delivery of Boeing planes, and the only other order is for the 350s...connect the dots.
Prospect airlines for the A321XLR: Iceandair, AirLingus, Jetblue, United, Delta, Chinese Airlines. United must be a red hot customer. How else will they be able to dump those A350s that they're so desperate to get rid of? :duck: Rumor is those 350 slots were cancelled sometime ago and that the depo...Jump to post
Amazing, the childish antics of supposedly mature individuals who are suppose to be adults. Everyone is entitled to their opinion whether you agree with it or not. And I do not recall any of this individuals owning the airplane to which they are denying others passage. But, like they say, "What...Jump to post
Not just yet, but it is coming and it will be in our lifetime. Its just a matter of time. Im sure the airlines salivate at the prospect of replacing 2 or 3 pilots with a similar number of "technicians" who will monitor gauges and the flight at a minimal cost. Gives a whole new meaning to &...Jump to post
A stretch 8? I think its great that Iran is till flying the 747, but to see an "8" still out there getting her morning workout is even better. My compliments to the mechanics who do miracles to keep these ladies in the air. If I ever run across these guys, I'm buying. I just want to hear t...Jump to post
Sixteen floors and almost 900,000 square feet for the home office employees? I seem to recall a fire broke out at the home office about 10 years ago. Only "essential" employees could go to work for a 3 week period with everyone else told to stay home. Funny, planes still flew, operations c...Jump to post
Stop! Looks too much like the US Air circus. And we all know about the circus clowns co brought to United.Jump to post
Hate to say it, but unless there is massive South American traffic thru MIA, the route has zero chance of ever being put in. And are we sure there isnt a typo, the PHL local boards just dont exist as well? Not good for AA, no wonder rhey are retreating to 'fortress hubs.' If that strategy doesnt wor...Jump to post
UA has been an Airbus customer for a few decades now, first with the A320 family and now with the A350 family. Interesting comment but not quite accurate. The 350 isn't on property yet, and has been pushed back twice. Until it is, don't assume it will be. Yes, UAL ordered both the 319 and 320 but it...Jump to post
I find it amazing the typical DL fan boys salivating in their wildest dreams that 5 slots should go to DL because they couldn't find a JV partner and so for their mismanagement, they should be the big winner. Not going to happen. If you can't compete, get out of the business. Don't expect the great ...Jump to post
dtw2hyd wrote:KL wings clipped. AS wings clipped. Too many AI wannabes.
So because AA and DL are unable to compete with UA due to their own arrogance and incompetence, they want the government intervention to 'help' them?Jump to post
The Iranian mechanic's have to be "Men of the Year" just for the ability to keep these birds in flight shape. When its all said and done, would love to sit with them a while and hear the stories they have to tell of how they did it.Jump to post
Oh man, how many more boxes are these two trying to check off? They are attempting to show in any way possible that they were discriminated against. But their credibility is pretty much gone with each version of a changing story. Move on, nothing here except someone trying for an extra 5 minutes of ...Jump to post
No issue with SW doing this while the other airlines were asleep at the wheel.
The question then becomes, if the FAA did this for only one carrier, is favoritism showing?
Sounds like he died doing what he loved, if he was still there after so many years. He also had a headstart on his trip to heaven. You said it so eloquently..."Head start on his trip to heaven." No regrets, live life to the fullest since we do not know when or the place of our time to be ...Jump to post
Let me understand something? Since UA has both the 777W and three different versions of the 787, why do they need the 350 besides to pacify those A-B wannabe CEO's on Airliners.net? Reality is they have pushed the plane back twice and Kirby is on record telling the pilots that the odds of UA taking ...Jump to post
My friend works for DL in the ATL flight planning/dispatch department and he say’s his department is disappointed in the A350 payload ability with it being frequently weight restricted. He tells me that on flights such as DTW-PVG/PEK it often can’t take a full load of passengers and cargo. So if th...Jump to post
Snowball has a better chance than this DL antics.
You would think they would at least go along with the program and not tick off the DOT, but they are so arrogant DL thinks they can dictate what a Federal Government entity can do. How stupid can they be? Looks like pretty much zero brain cells.
No one said YOU had to eat it. Its their choice, quit trying to impose your views on what they enjoy.Jump to post
Uh, no there wont be a 321 or any varient in their fleet but there will be a new entry, its called the MOM. UA has already said they want to be the launch customer and it fits within their time frame. If UA really wanted any of the 321 series, they would have ordered them by now. Plus dont forget th...Jump to post
With all due respect to Capt Haynes, IMHO the real hero was Capt Dennis Fitch, a check airman, who just happened to be going home on that flight. He is the one who came up to cockpit and, on his knees, manipulated the throttles to try and get the plane stable. There is an hour long youtube on him re...Jump to post
Since the plane is such a slow seller, ,probably got a real good deal on them.Jump to post
2 different markets.
AA just made $450M and UA $900M. No need to go afterthe clientle of an LCC
Some interesting tid-bits on MIA hub. As previously stated, UA kept going back and forth internally do we do MCO or MIA as a Southern hub. Eventually MCO was to be the focus city but with the PA BK things changed rather quickly. When PA was going down UA looked at their route structure and determine...Jump to post
Safety could also be an issue. I talked to DL crew members and there are stories of the crews met plane side by darkened window Van's and armed guards as escourt to hotels. Then the guards take up positions in halls and crews being told not to leave hotel. Scenario repeated for return. I also heard...Jump to post
Cue the cancellation of the 350s in 3....2....1