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by TigerFlyer
Sun Nov 29, 2020 1:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Delta/WestJet Joint Venture Withdrawn
Replies: 172
Views: 21077

Re: Updated: Delta/WestJet Joint Venture Withdrawn

Well, turkey digested. I remain confident this will get fixed early in the next administration. DOT can't keep making policy in the rear-view mirror based on what they thought was going to happen in 2010. SWA was supposed to outbid everyone and win at least one of the LGA bundles. They went cheap at...

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by TigerFlyer
Wed Nov 25, 2020 11:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Delta/WestJet Joint Venture Withdrawn
Replies: 172
Views: 21077

Re: Updated: Delta/WestJet Joint Venture Withdrawn

Hope everyone enjoys their turkey. A clear lack of understanding of antitrust law and international aviation principles. This deal should have been approved without condition - and it likely will be when the new sheriff rides into town. As I said a month ago, ain't no way DL was giving up a single s...

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by TigerFlyer
Wed Nov 25, 2020 5:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Delta/WestJet Joint Venture Withdrawn
Replies: 172
Views: 21077

Re: Updated: Delta/WestJet Joint Venture Withdrawn

This decision was handed out by the most pro-business administration in the recent history. If even they think this JV merited 8 slot pairs to be divested due to how it was obtained in the first place, that should tell you how strong of a case there is to have this decision. Any future administrati...

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by TigerFlyer
Wed Nov 25, 2020 4:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Delta/WestJet Joint Venture Withdrawn
Replies: 172
Views: 21077

Re: Updated: Delta/WestJet Joint Venture Withdrawn

I’m not sure why this is hard. The slots were not to be operated any longer by a carrier in competition with the monopolist. That’s a clear harm to competition. I'm not sure what you mean? As an antitrust lawyer, I've never heard of a competitor with a 45% market share being defined as a "mono...

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by TigerFlyer
Wed Nov 25, 2020 4:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Delta/WestJet Joint Venture Withdrawn
Replies: 172
Views: 21077

Re: Updated: Delta/WestJet Joint Venture Withdrawn

This decision was handed out by the most pro-business administration in the recent history. If even they think this JV merited 8 slot pairs to be divested due to how it was obtained in the first place, that should tell you how strong of a case there is to have this decision. Any future administrati...

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by TigerFlyer
Wed Nov 25, 2020 2:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Delta/WestJet Joint Venture Withdrawn
Replies: 172
Views: 21077

Re: Updated: Delta/WestJet Joint Venture Withdrawn

OK. Not to be operated any longer by a carrier in competition with the oligopolist? As you know since you work in competition law, the harm to competition isn’t determined by the label we apply to the largest market participant. Hello, friend. I no longer work for any carrier nor serve any agenda. ...

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by TigerFlyer
Wed Nov 25, 2020 2:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Delta/WestJet Joint Venture Withdrawn
Replies: 172
Views: 21077

Re: Updated: Delta/WestJet Joint Venture Withdrawn

There is no specific and identifiable competitive harm whatsoever. DOT would simply like to take slots from a legit Canadian flag incumbent operator and give them to U.S. ULCCs or LCCs to serve its own domestic policy objectives. We would have a fit if China or Japan did that to us. I’m not sure wh...

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by TigerFlyer
Wed Nov 25, 2020 1:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Delta/WestJet Joint Venture Withdrawn
Replies: 172
Views: 21077

Re: Updated: Delta/WestJet Joint Venture Withdrawn

The key difference here compared to your hypothetical and historic examples is (as ScottB said) that WS originally received their slots in a DOT coordinated auction designed to limit DL's effective slot control at LGA. The arguments regarding overall US-Canada and specific market competition are va...

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by TigerFlyer
Tue Nov 24, 2020 10:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Delta/WestJet Joint Venture Withdrawn
Replies: 172
Views: 21077

Re: Updated: Delta/WestJet Joint Venture Withdrawn

Restrictive slot policies, like the fact that US carriers are prohibited from operating into Toronto's preferred business airport? I don't quite understand your point about WN. WN has lowered fares in many city pairs that lacked LFC service from NYC before WN opened them (and the same is true at DC...

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by TigerFlyer
Tue Nov 24, 2020 8:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Delta/WestJet Joint Venture Withdrawn
Replies: 172
Views: 21077

Re: Updated: Delta/WestJet Joint Venture Withdrawn

The precedent is neither dangerous nor troubling. WestJet acquired their LGA slots as a competition remedy -- to prevent greater dominance at LGA by Delta as a result of their slot swap with US Airways. It makes zero sense for resources granted or acquired as part of a remedy for an anticompetitive...

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by TigerFlyer
Tue Nov 24, 2020 1:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Delta/WestJet Joint Venture Withdrawn
Replies: 172
Views: 21077

Re: Updated: Delta/WestJet Joint Venture Withdrawn

How is it solely a domestic competitive issue if WS was allowed to acquire the slots? If the DOT was solely concerned about domestic competition at LGA they would have mandated that the slots go to a domestic carrier. The rules regarding US and Canadian slot allocations at US slot controlled airpor...

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by TigerFlyer
Mon Nov 23, 2020 9:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Delta/WestJet Joint Venture Withdrawn
Replies: 172
Views: 21077

Re: Updated: Delta/WestJet Joint Venture Withdrawn

And I mean, looking at the actual ruling itself, it did seem a bit arbitrary and not very fair to DL/WS How so? WS's slots at LGA came from the slot divestitures required back when Delta and US Airways swapped gates and slots at DCA and LGA, respectively. Allowing Delta indirect control of those sl...

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by TigerFlyer
Thu Oct 29, 2020 3:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta pilot sentenced for nearly flying under the influence
Replies: 58
Views: 10470

Re: Delta pilot sentenced for nearly flying under the influence

An unfortunate incident and a clear failure of judgment, but the punishment seems to fit the near-crime. The HIMS program provides rigorous oversight and rehabilitation for pilots that have suffered from alcohol issues. We all make mistakes and this guy does not deserve to have his life ruined over ...

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by TigerFlyer
Tue Oct 27, 2020 10:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Delta/WestJet Joint Venture Withdrawn
Replies: 172
Views: 21077

Re: Delta/WestJet Joint Venture Tentatively Approved

In the next 10 years, the PATH line will get extended to EWR. For most people in lower to midtown Manhattan, EWR will be just as convenient as LGA. DL is going to take this deal, because it's a small price to pay. If you're an investment banker living on the upper east side or upper west side, you'...

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by TigerFlyer
Tue Oct 27, 2020 8:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Delta/WestJet Joint Venture Withdrawn
Replies: 172
Views: 21077

Re: Delta/WestJet Joint Venture Tentatively Approved

LGA slots right now is an albatross for DL. Demand out of LGA on business routes is next to 0, EWR and even JFK are doing much better than LGA in terms of demand. And this trend will continue for a while as companies have allowed people to work from home until at least next summer. All of this mean...

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by TigerFlyer
Tue Oct 27, 2020 7:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Delta/WestJet Joint Venture Withdrawn
Replies: 172
Views: 21077

Re: Delta/WestJet Joint Venture Tentatively Approved

The DOT decision was incredibly over-reaching and a slap in the face to WestJet and the Canadian competition authorities who approved the transaction more than a year ago. I would not be surprised to see both carriers walk on this approval, which comes at too high a price. AA/BA walked on an ATI app...

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by TigerFlyer
Mon Oct 05, 2020 4:07 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: DOT States Masks are not Mandatory
Replies: 111
Views: 6915

Re: DOT States Masks are not Mandatory

There was no way DOT was going to issue such a mandate. DOT is an Executive Agency, and answers to the President. No way Secretary Chao (Mitch McConnell's wife) was going to put out an Order contrary to the Administration.

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by TigerFlyer
Thu Aug 13, 2020 3:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cape Air/Boutique Air Branding
Replies: 8
Views: 1843

Re: Cape Air/Boutique Air Branding

Cape Air is its own unique brand, serving niche markets, e.g., BOS to the Cape, Nantucket, Martha's Vinyard. It carries not only the AA code, but also B6 and UA. Very different from an Eagle Branded operation, which to most consumers is indistinguishable from the AA brand.

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by TigerFlyer
Tue Aug 11, 2020 7:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Narrow Body Thread - 2020
Replies: 626
Views: 79818

Re: Why have DL's A320-200s not been retired?

'Excellence' and Northwest don't go in the same sentence without a negation. It was a miserable airline. In sixteen years (1995 to end of ops in 2010) of ratings by the American Customer Satisfaction Index (which originated at the University of Michigan, btw), NW beat the industry median just once....

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by TigerFlyer
Sun May 10, 2020 10:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: To be in Compliance with CARES Act B6 to Add Routes Like SFO-SMF,MCO-SRQ,MSY-IAH, SLC-BZN, etc
Replies: 120
Views: 18386

Re: To be in Compliance with CARES Act B6 to Add Routes Like SFO-SMF,MCO-SRQ,MSY-IAH, SLC-BZN, etc

B6 is not going with the tag flights. That was canceled once they got the exemptions. B6 is doing flight schedule now month to month. It may show certain flights in June but that’s not happening. The company hasn’t even come up with a June flight schedule yet. They are not closing cities, but tempo...

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by TigerFlyer
Sun May 10, 2020 10:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: To be in Compliance with CARES Act B6 to Add Routes Like SFO-SMF,MCO-SRQ,MSY-IAH, SLC-BZN, etc
Replies: 120
Views: 18386

Re: CARES Act Forces B6 to Add Routes Like SFO-SMF,MCO-SRQ,MSY-IAH, SLC-BZN, etc

ill never understand why, within the U.S. when a tag is added, people cant buy just the tag? How does that hurt anyone, it only helps and I for one have been asking for Intra-state Florida services to be expanded so we don't have to drive the killer roads forever. I would certainly book SRQ-MCO, I ...

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by TigerFlyer
Sat May 09, 2020 6:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: To be in Compliance with CARES Act B6 to Add Routes Like SFO-SMF,MCO-SRQ,MSY-IAH, SLC-BZN, etc
Replies: 120
Views: 18386

Re: To be in Compliance with CARES Act B6 to Add Routes Like SFO-SMF,MCO-SRQ,MSY-IAH, SLC-BZN, etc

If this has been granted to JetBlue as it seems, I wonder what expectations other carriers will have. I am sure other LCC’s and Legacies will be expecting a “slice of the” un-flying unprofitable routes “pie.” Interesting. If I'm not mistaken, these exemptions are granted to airlines with less than ...

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by TigerFlyer
Sat May 09, 2020 2:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: To be in Compliance with CARES Act B6 to Add Routes Like SFO-SMF,MCO-SRQ,MSY-IAH, SLC-BZN, etc
Replies: 120
Views: 18386

Re: To be in Compliance with CARES Act B6 to Add Routes Like SFO-SMF,MCO-SRQ,MSY-IAH, SLC-BZN, etc

Interesting DOT filing yesterday by the B6 Pilots - "The JetBlue Master Executive Council of the Air Line Pilots Association, International (the MEC) answers in strong support of the May 5, 2020 request of JetBlue Airways Corporation (JetBlue or the Company) for an exemption. As explained in de...

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by TigerFlyer
Tue Sep 24, 2019 11:25 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Who will take Thomas Cook’s planes
Replies: 63
Views: 14824

Re: Who will take Thomas Cook’s planes

Delta has the most shrewd fleet planning department in the business and loves a good bargain.

DL TechOps does refurbishing largely in house, and is a behind the scenes profit center.

They already operate all of these types . . .

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by TigerFlyer
Mon Sep 23, 2019 5:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019
Replies: 4380
Views: 678616

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019

William Langewiesche had it exactly right: "Airmanship” is an anachronistic word, but it is applied without prejudice to women as well as men. Its full meaning is difficult to convey. It includes a visceral sense of navigation, an operational understanding of weather and weather information, th...

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by TigerFlyer
Wed Sep 11, 2019 2:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL closing NRT. Suspends NRT-SIN, Announces ICN-MNL
Replies: 361
Views: 83621

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 TigerFlyer
Wed May 29, 2019 4:05 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: When will AA become less hostile to foreign airlines that aren’t partnered with them or in ow?
Replies: 31
Views: 3080

Re: When will AA become less hostile to foreign airlines that aren’t partnered with them or in ow?

AA went through a period of weak leadership and got soft for a time. That's not what their DNA is. "Crandall, who once described the airline business as akin to "legalized warfare," admits to fostering an atmosphere of "competitive anger" among his employees." https://w...

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by TigerFlyer
Sun Mar 17, 2019 11:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6476
Views: 760584

Re: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide

Some very good fact-based reporting by the Seattle Times. MCAS was given much more control authority than FAA engineers were aware. Boeing’s engineers, deputized with certification authority, deemed failure of the MCAS system as “hazardous” rather than “catastrophic” which would not have allowed for...

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by TigerFlyer
Mon Mar 04, 2019 11:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: US DOT awards Haneda slots
Replies: 821
Views: 155154

Re: US-Japan agree on additional Haneda slots; DOT to allocate

IIRC, USDOT has never denied a US carrier beyond rights if the B and C authorities agree to it. A - B - C (DTW - HND - SIN) will have a single flight number, even if the equipment changes at B, as it now does on DL 166 /167. You're going back and forth between rights and slots. The competitive awar...

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by TigerFlyer
Sun Mar 03, 2019 1:19 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Will Delta or American Fly US-Singapore In The Next 10 Years?
Replies: 41
Views: 5194

Re: Will Delta or American Fly US-Singapore In The Next 10 Years?

You can get from all of the largest U.S. cities to any city in Asia with one stop on DL/KE (and many nonstop). This is only true if your definition of "largest" means "DL hubs". I don't understand the criticisms that DL's network is lacking. UA is number 1, Delta number 2, and A...

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by TigerFlyer
Sat Mar 02, 2019 10:32 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Will Delta or American Fly US-Singapore In The Next 10 Years?
Replies: 41
Views: 5194

Re: Will Delta or American Fly US-Singapore In The Next 10 Years?

DL will likely move its NRT-SIN to ICN-SIN on Delta metal (and MNL, their only other NRT 5th freedom flight). SIN is high yield, and MNL is high volume. And, Delta has obligations under its pilot working agreement to maintain certain levels of Pacific flying. You can get from all of the largest U.S....

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by TigerFlyer
Sat Mar 02, 2019 9:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: US DOT awards Haneda slots
Replies: 821
Views: 155154

Re: US-Japan agree on additional Haneda slots; DOT to allocate

Personally I think you read WAY TOO MUCH for a simple slot request application. Nevertheless, you may find some fans around this forum. That's the way it works. Ever since route case awards were removed by DOT from the Administrative Law Judge (ALJ) process 25 years ago (with live witnesses and cro...

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by TigerFlyer
Sat Mar 02, 2019 8:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: US DOT awards Haneda slots
Replies: 821
Views: 155154

Re: US-Japan agree on additional Haneda slots; DOT to allocate

This is a little off topic, but NYC has 5 daily frequencies to Tokyo currently. So does Chicago. LAX has 9 frequencies, and SFO has 4 (plus 1 from SJC). Doesn’t it seem a little odd that NYC only has 5 daily flights? Shouldn’t there be more? This is why I think United will maintain EWR-NRT if they’...

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by TigerFlyer
Sat Mar 02, 2019 7:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: US DOT awards Haneda slots
Replies: 821
Views: 155154

Re: US-Japan agree on additional Haneda slots; DOT to allocate

AA will get DFW once daily, definitely not twice. That is blatantly unfair if they get twice daily to DFW. And maybe the other AA slot will be for LA. I do think the DOT will find LAS compelling and interesting, but AA kinda just put LAS on there shooting for the moon. UA will definitely get EWR, O...

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by TigerFlyer
Sat Mar 02, 2019 4:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: US DOT awards Haneda slots
Replies: 821
Views: 155154

Re: US-Japan agree on additional Haneda slots; DOT to allocate

I am quite aware of the size of HND versus NRT. I am also aware that as a matter of practicality, doing an I-I transfer at HND will involve incredibly long waits, and will not be possible for an enormous number of destinations that are served from NRT. Whether NH and JL would really like to move co...

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by TigerFlyer
Sat Mar 02, 2019 4:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: US DOT awards Haneda slots
Replies: 821
Views: 155154

Re: US-Japan agree on additional Haneda slots; DOT to allocate

="slowrambler" Why exactly should DOT reward a threat to terminate PDX-Tokyo if DL is not allowed to move it to Haneda? Sounds extortionate. I even buy the argument that DL should get some preferential treatment to ensure that it can provide an ex-HND schedule competitive with the two JVs...

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by TigerFlyer
Sat Mar 02, 2019 3:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: US DOT awards Haneda slots
Replies: 821
Views: 155154

Re: US-Japan agree on additional Haneda slots; DOT to allocate

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...

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by TigerFlyer
Fri Mar 01, 2019 8:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US To Restrict Use of EU Wet-Leases On TATL Traffic
Replies: 41
Views: 13742

Re: US To Restrict Use of EU Wet-Leases On TATL Traffic

There's a lot of misinformation on this thread. DOT's Order is meant to force timely resolution of a regulatory problem that has ALREADY BEEN AGREED by the EU. It is not about cabotage, market protection, etc. It is simply leveling the playing field and requiring the EU to do what has already been a...

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by TigerFlyer
Mon Feb 25, 2019 9:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US To Restrict Use of EU Wet-Leases On TATL Traffic
Replies: 41
Views: 13742

Re: US To Restrict Use of EU Wet-Leases On TATL Traffic

Someone83 wrote:
What will be the actual effect be after this?


None. The US is putting pressure on the EU in advance of the Joint Committee meeting next week to implement what they already agreed to. The Order specifically says that DOT is only doing this to effect resolution.

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by TigerFlyer
Fri Feb 22, 2019 11:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: US DOT awards Haneda slots
Replies: 821
Views: 155154

Re: US-Japan agree on additional Haneda slots; DOT to allocate

NRT 5ths are a red herring. They have zero value today, and are open and available to any US carrier that wants them. On a segment basis, they operated at a loss but were necessary to feed the more profitable TPAC routes that were over-gauged with 747s. The only plane that could fly them at the time...

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by TigerFlyer
Thu Feb 07, 2019 4:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta A220 Debut Today (2/7/19)
Replies: 65
Views: 13281

Re: Delta A220 Debut Today (2/9/19)

What currency are you using? It certainly isn't USD - for $89.5, you can almost get a brand-new A330 or B787! The A220-100 list price is $81m, the -300 is $90m. Obviously DL is paying nowhere near that. $89.5m for a 787 or A330 would be a steal at a nearly 60% discount! Anyway, $90m for that type o...

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by TigerFlyer
Tue Jan 29, 2019 4:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA responds to Frontier starting BTV-DEN, launches their own seasonal service
Replies: 71
Views: 8151

Re: UA responds to Frontier starting BTV-DEN, launches their own seasonal service

This service seems ill conceived by UA. BTV has plenty of good connecting options heading West, via ORD on UA, as well as DTW (DL). PHL on AA, or JFK on B6 are not much of a detour. Ski traffic alone is not sufficient to justify this. F9 needs the nonstop to provide connectivity to its network; UA d...

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by TigerFlyer
Fri Dec 21, 2018 3:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta ask DOT for flexibility to move Haneda gateways
Replies: 145
Views: 21209

Re: Delta ask DOT for flexibility to move Haneda gateways

Japan-US is very much open skies and my airline has benefited greatly from to it. Haneda is a constrained airport, with a limitation on movements, which must be rationed. Let's not mix two up. US-Japan was effectively open skies after the 1998 agreement which created more US-Japan frequencies and d...

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by TigerFlyer
Fri Dec 21, 2018 3:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta ask DOT for flexibility to move Haneda gateways
Replies: 145
Views: 21209

Re: Delta ask DOT for flexibility to move Haneda gateways

Haneda is the most important airport in Japan, and the only thing that matters now. ??? Overgeneralized. "...the only thing that matters now."? Hyperbole. More apt is, "HND has the highest slot value among airports in Japan." HND is the most important domestic pax airport in Jap...

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by TigerFlyer
Fri Dec 21, 2018 1:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta ask DOT for flexibility to move Haneda gateways
Replies: 145
Views: 21209

Re: Delta ask DOT for flexibility to move Haneda gateways

Umm, let’s not forget that Japan is supposed to be open skies, where carriers and not the regulators get to decide where and what to fly. How many LHR route cases have been held after open skies with the EU? None. Carriers shift services around all the time. In an ideal world, there would be no lim...

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by TigerFlyer
Thu Dec 20, 2018 11:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta ask DOT for flexibility to move Haneda gateways
Replies: 145
Views: 21209

Re: Delta ask DOT for flexibility to move Haneda gateways

Yes, because it displays a lack of ethics, competency, or both. A carrier should not need to ask for flexibility. Authorities are granted for specific requests. If a carrier needs flexibility to deviate from their own thorough proposal, it means either they are incompetent at a route planning level...

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by TigerFlyer
Thu Dec 20, 2018 9:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta ask DOT for flexibility to move Haneda gateways
Replies: 145
Views: 21209

Re: Delta ask DOT for flexibility to move Haneda gateways

Its a reasonable request and will benefit more U.S.-Tokyo passengers while HND is in transition. An expansion of daytime HND service is anticipated in advance of the 2020 Olympic Games, and in the meantime more passengers will have access to the preferred airport. This would enable DL to use its new...

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by TigerFlyer
Wed Aug 08, 2018 11:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA booted a Cellist from the Aircraft (did not allow the Cello on a paid ticket)
Replies: 170
Views: 18515

Re: AA booted a Cellist from the Aircraft (did not allow the Cello on a paid ticket)

Not wanting to bash AA. Mistakes can and do happen. But, there was a unfortunate breakdown in process and procedure. When you book a seat, you’re required to provide all the secure flight information. Name, DOB, etc. AA made and accepted a booking for a cello. Unclear to me whether or not it was in ...

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by TigerFlyer
Tue Aug 07, 2018 8:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA booted a Cellist from the Aircraft (did not allow the Cello on a paid ticket)
Replies: 170
Views: 18515

Re: AA booted a Cellist from the Aircraft (did not allow the Cello on a paid ticket)

This appears to be an unfortunate mistake by front line personal. DOT conducted a well publicized rule making in 2014, in response to similar incidents, which went into effect in 2015. When it adopted the rule, DOT stated that: “At DOT, we know how important instruments are to musicians and are comm...

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by TigerFlyer
Sat Sep 16, 2017 12:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta to axe NRT-GUM
Replies: 86
Views: 15345

Re: Delta to axe NRT-GUM

Sad, NW had a great hub in NRT and its on life support under DL. Probably because nostalgia doesn't pay bills. :roll: That "great hub" is a relic of a bygone era. With newer, more efficient, and longer ranged aircraft allowing the likes of LAX/SFO/etc nonstop to SIN; there's no need for a...

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