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by thewizbizman
Thu May 27, 2021 11:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Broken Plane Question
Replies: 11
Views: 1727

Re: Broken Plane Question

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/AOG_desk
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Red up on 'Aircraft on Ground' this practice in the airline industry is widespread, especially in the United States.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/AOG_desk

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by thewizbizman
Tue May 11, 2021 6:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A340-500 to exit service this month with Azerbaijan Airlines
Replies: 33
Views: 7567

Re: Airbus A340-500 to exit service this month with Azerbaijani Airlines

TC957 wrote:
Shame, but inevitable, the A345 was too much of a niche aircraft. Hope the two Azerbaijani examples find new homes. Saw the Sands one depart LHR recently, looked amazing.


Yeah sad to see it go for sure. Genuine question.. is it a niche aircraft or did the 77LR just destroy it?

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by thewizbizman
Mon May 10, 2021 12:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A340-500 to exit service this month with Azerbaijan Airlines
Replies: 33
Views: 7567

Airbus A340-500 to exit service this month with Azerbaijan Airlines

https://www.google.com/amp/s/simpleflyi ... ement/amp/

Anyone know if any frames are preserved?
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As stated, Airbus 340-500 Set to exit commercial service with Azerbaijani Airlines this month.

https://www.google.com/amp/s/simpleflyi ... ement/amp/

Anyone know if any frames are preserved?

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by thewizbizman
Wed Apr 28, 2021 2:23 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Any word on DL Gatwick flights?
Replies: 9
Views: 1453

Any word on DL Gatwick flights?

As title states, just looking into info on the Delta Boston and JFK Gatwick flights, have not heard anything since the pandemic. They were set to launch Summer of 2020.

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by thewizbizman
Sat Apr 24, 2021 6:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Network Thread - 2021
Replies: 881
Views: 131513

Re: Delta Network Thread - 2021

I figured it was only a matter of time before this would be true, hope its for real. I would really like to see them launch a daily from ATL as well. It made me very happy to see too. I think the last time Delta served Athens year round from JFK was the 2011-2012 season. That is when they stopped A...

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by thewizbizman
Sun Apr 11, 2021 4:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airclub 2000
Replies: 3
Views: 1092

Re: Airclub 2000

Seems very interesting. Don't know anything though. They used one Lockheed Tristar L1011-500 operated by Yes Air Charter. CS-TMX Hmm, I definitely see that aircraft under the photos section, but under the T&C Section it is stated that all flights are operated by A Texas Air International Trista...

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by thewizbizman
Sun Apr 11, 2021 4:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will airlines require COVID vaccine for employees?
Replies: 226
Views: 19725

Re: Will airlines require COVID vaccine for employees?

To be honest, its an interesting and weird situation right now. I am from the US and its insanely controversial here, but I am curious what the vibes are from other countries about it. Some extremely specific jobs require certain medical shots, immunizations, etc. I just don't think its ever happene...

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by thewizbizman
Fri Apr 02, 2021 5:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Network Thread - 2021
Replies: 881
Views: 131513

Re: Delta Network Thread - 2021

Detroit313 wrote:
It seems like JFK - ATH is now year round. It shows up in November and December. That's new! Could someone confirm what is going on with that?


I figured it was only a matter of time before this would be true, hope its for real. I would really like to see them launch a daily from ATL as well.

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by thewizbizman
Mon Mar 29, 2021 4:50 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Cessna 208B and Cessna 402 Useable Space Questions
Replies: 1
Views: 986

Cessna 208B and Cessna 402 Useable Space Questions

Greetings, doing some very rudimentary number crunching on a possible commuter route and can't find some information. In the scenario I am running planes would have 9 Y pax and it would be expected each would have a checked, gate-checked, and personal bag. Would either aircraft (Cessna 208B or Cessn...

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by thewizbizman
Wed Mar 24, 2021 6:34 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Air Traffic Controllers and personal cell phones
Replies: 4
Views: 1999

Re: Air Traffic Controllers and personal cell phone numbers

As a visitor, I got to visit the MSP Tower Cab and TRACON with a group, made us leave all our phones and devices in a conference room before entering any active areas. Same deal when we got to visit Minneapolis Center (ARTCC), in fact, security was pretty tight there in general. Multiple gates, arme...

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by thewizbizman
Sat Mar 20, 2021 8:00 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: How are aircraft scheduled for major airlines?
Replies: 4
Views: 1439

Re: How are aircraft scheduled for major airlines?

Awesome, thanks guys for the insight and replies!

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by thewizbizman
Sat Mar 20, 2021 7:55 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: PIC Swap With Two Captains?
Replies: 10
Views: 2032

Re: PIC Swap With Two Captains?

Thanks for the responses guys! Follow up, on long-haul multiple-crew flights, what is the procedures for handling unexpected/emergency situations while the PIC/commander is in rest?

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by thewizbizman
Sat Mar 20, 2021 3:21 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: PIC Swap With Two Captains?
Replies: 10
Views: 2032

PIC Swap With Two Captains?

When an airline schedules two captains to fly a route, does crew scheduling determine a PIC? If so how do they determine this? If not, how is PIC determined and at what point? If PIC is dictated by crew scheduling, can the crew change the PIC prior to, or on the day of the trip?

Thanks.

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by thewizbizman
Sat Mar 20, 2021 3:19 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: How are aircraft scheduled for major airlines?
Replies: 4
Views: 1439

How are aircraft scheduled for major airlines?

Wondering how major airlines create aircraft schedules. Say route planning wants it on routes x, y, and z, techops wants to do an engine swap within the month, another maint. group wants to install wifi that week, etc. How is all this prepared ensuring the aircraft isnt needed in multiple places at ...

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by thewizbizman
Wed Jun 03, 2020 7:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: DL retired MD-80/90s quickly
Replies: 1226
Views: 276007

Re: Updated: DL retired MD-80/90s quickly

Does anyone know what will take the place of the MD88 elevator fabrication shop in the Minneapolis TOC, it's quite a large area.

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by thewizbizman
Tue Jun 02, 2020 2:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: DL retired MD-80/90s quickly
Replies: 1226
Views: 276007

Re: DL retiring MD-80/90s quickly

This it is, the final curtain call. A sad day, they'll be missed. DL88 just landed safely and was welcomed to Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport. This truly is the end of an era. There seems to be a helicopter over the terminal taking pictures. Mr. Woolman would be proud. Clear Skies a...

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by thewizbizman
Tue Jun 02, 2020 12:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: DL retired MD-80/90s quickly
Replies: 1226
Views: 276007

Re: DL retiring MD-80/90s quickly

DL90 just landed safely. Clear skies and Tailwinds. She'll be missed.

Still unsure on the md88 situation, looks like it is in fact still coming from KIAD.

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by thewizbizman
Fri May 29, 2020 10:51 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Back up ops centers
Replies: 11
Views: 3447

Back up ops centers

https://simpleflying.com/united-airlines-basement-flood/ The article above goes into depth on UA recovery from their headquarters buildings basement being flooded, causing an evacuation of employees. The article goes on to state UA have 4-6 backup operations centers. I was unaware airlines have cont...

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by thewizbizman
Thu May 14, 2020 3:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Widebody Thread - 2020
Replies: 1549
Views: 156056

Re: DL to permanently retire entire 777 fleet

Does anyone know the status of the airframes now? Will there be a final revenue / retirement flight? Or are they grounded and expected to stay that way until they are handed off?

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by thewizbizman
Fri Mar 20, 2020 1:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020 - Part II
Replies: 1993
Views: 344360

ZLC, ZID partially/wholely shut down, rumors of JFK

Yesterday, I saw that ZLC shut down due to the earthquakes in the Salt Lake City area. Today I saw ZID at least partially began to shut down for 'illness'. I heard rumors of ether ZNY or JFK tower going down on the corona thread. If anyone can provide updated information and possible implications of...

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by thewizbizman
Thu Mar 05, 2020 12:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: RUMOUR; Ex-Jet Airways 77W’s to find new home.
Replies: 73
Views: 15908

Re: RUMOUR; Ex-Jet Airways 77W’s to find new home.

Would DL be interested? They are the only one of the U.S. Big Three that do not operate the 77W. The 77W is a cargo carrying cash cow so I'd suspect it'd be profitable for them. I doubt DL is going to introduce a tiny subfleet of 77Ws. With all the 777s going up recently, Etihad, Alitalia and now J...

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by thewizbizman
Tue Dec 31, 2019 12:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines "Proudly All Boeing" slogan near cockpit windows
Replies: 80
Views: 11601

Re: Alaska Airlines "Proudly All Boeing" slogan near cockpit widows.

I'm not sure that's something to get worked up about. I take it to mean Boeing is their preferred OEM. Alaska has never ordered an Airbus. For the same reason I'd be fine if Delta put a "We Love Airbus" sticker on all of their fleet. That's what their actions say. Over 60% of their fleet ...

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by thewizbizman
Tue Dec 31, 2019 5:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines "Proudly All Boeing" slogan near cockpit windows
Replies: 80
Views: 11601

Re: Alaska Airlines "Proudly All Boeing" slogan near cockpit widows.

I'm not sure that's something to get worked up about. I take it to mean Boeing is their preferred OEM. Alaska has never ordered an Airbus. For the same reason I'd be fine if Delta put a "We Love Airbus" sticker on all of their fleet. That's what their actions say. Over 60% of their fleet ...

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by thewizbizman
Sat Dec 14, 2019 12:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Investor Day Presentation 12/12/2019
Replies: 109
Views: 18403

Re: Delta Investor Day Presentation 12/12/2019

UWPAviation wrote:
So their is a chance by early 2030's the only Boeing aircraft in DL's fleet are the 737's. Wow


They have states plans to keep the 717 in service until 2030s

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by thewizbizman
Fri Dec 13, 2019 1:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Investor Day Presentation 12/12/2019
Replies: 109
Views: 18403

Re: Delta Investor Day Presentation 12/12/2019

Going from 13 to 8 fleet types is Wise: Current types: A220 A320 CEO *A330 CEO A330 NEO A350 717 737NG *757 *767 *777-200ER (RR Engines) 777-200LR (GE engines) *MD-88 *MD-90 I put a star next to the frames I think will leave, add A321NEO. No huge surprises. Lightsaber The OP mentions 13 fleet famil...

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by thewizbizman
Thu Dec 12, 2019 7:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta getting out of private jet business
Replies: 13
Views: 4576

Re: Delta getting out of private jet business

Something really feels off about this, I know I'm biased, but I want to see what comes of it all. I mean they just build the new DPJ maintenance hanger in FLL.

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by thewizbizman
Thu Dec 12, 2019 5:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta getting out of private jet business
Replies: 13
Views: 4576

Re: Delta getting out of private jet business

Hold on, wasn't this just a merger rather than an aquisition?

DiamondFlyer wrote:
This is the second subsidiary this year Delta has dumped. Making money by selling while the market is still good?


Also what was the other subsidiary?

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by thewizbizman
Mon Dec 09, 2019 2:43 am
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Is the Delta Digest Magazine still a thing?
Replies: 1
Views: 1997

Is the Delta Digest Magazine still a thing?

Hey a.net,

I recently became aware of Delta Air Lines Delta Digest employee magazine. I found copies of a 2008-ish circulation on ebay but was wondering if it is still a thing today. If anyone could provide some information that would e much appreciated!

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by thewizbizman
Sun Dec 08, 2019 6:39 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Northwest Fleet Upkeep
Replies: 7
Views: 1759

Re: Northwest Fleet Upkeep

It's been a strategy both NW and Delta have used. I can speak more on the Delta side of things. Post 1970, Delta continues to invest loads of money into upkeeping and renewing older aircraft. I want to say the oldest -88 frame in the fleet now is about to turn 40.

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by thewizbizman
Thu Dec 05, 2019 1:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United orders 50 A321 XLR, defers A350's to 2027
Replies: 481
Views: 87230

Re: Sources: United ordering 50 A321 XLR

This tells me NMA is indeed not going forward and possibly that new single aisle aircraft will be Boeing’s next move. Thats a very, very brash assumption. DL was most hyped about the NMA anyway. If i recall correct UA never expressed much interest. Also just because they ordered the 321, does not m...

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by thewizbizman
Wed Nov 27, 2019 4:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Severe delays and cancellations in/out of Minneapolis-St. Paul
Replies: 10
Views: 3004

Severe delays and cancellations in/out of Minneapolis-St. Paul

http://m.startribune.com/snowstorm-brin ... 565521882/

Looks like the snow finally caught up with MSP. Had a pretty bad effect on road traffic around the airport as well, it sounds like.
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http://m.startribune.com/snowstorm-brin ... 565521882/

Looks like the snow finally caught up with MSP. Had a pretty bad effect on road traffic around the airport as well, it sounds like.

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by thewizbizman
Wed Nov 27, 2019 4:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pictures surfacing of 777X Sept Test Failure
Replies: 308
Views: 63506

Re: Pictures surfacing of 777X Sept Test Failure - they are Bad

So there was a failure 3x at what is ever expected in the most extreme real life situation ever. Why is this stuff news? It was behind what was originally expected. Boeing being Boeing and downplaying it is what is concerning to me. I mean I can't blame them with simultaneous issues on the MAX, 787...

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by thewizbizman
Thu Nov 21, 2019 1:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Key 747 Factories Shut Down
Replies: 121
Views: 24799

Re: Key 747 Factories Shut Down

Not the most exciting way for its legacy to continue, but the upcoming Avatar Airlines has announced it wants to order up to 30 frames.

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by thewizbizman
Thu Nov 21, 2019 1:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta DC7B inbound to ATL for DL museum.
Replies: 37
Views: 9465

Re: Delta DC7B inbound to ATL for DL museum.

They keep the DC-3 flightworthy, so keep your fingers crossed they do the same for the DC-7. The fabulous looking Delta DC-3 hasn't flown in quite a few years. It does live indoors in a climate controlled museum and thus remains in excellent condition. It could be made flyable in a short time if de...

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by thewizbizman
Tue Nov 19, 2019 3:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL Pulling Out of Haiti
Replies: 22
Views: 5379

Re: DL Pulling Out of Haiti

This route never made sense from ATL, as the major O&D is to Florida and New York. From Florida to Haiti, you have American and Air France (Caribbean network), JetBlue, and Spirit. JetBlue is clearly the king of the Caribbean among US carriers, flying to FLL, MCO, and JFK year-round (and BOS se...

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by thewizbizman
Tue Nov 19, 2019 3:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta DC7B inbound to ATL for DL museum.
Replies: 37
Views: 9465

Re: Delta DC7B inbound to ATL for DL museum.

It will be painted and polished for display at the Delta Flight Museum. As cool as it would be to have a flying example, that is simply not going to happen. This may very well be the last DC7B flight ever. :( They keep the DC-3 flightworthy, so keep your fingers crossed they do the same for the DC-7.

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by thewizbizman
Tue Nov 19, 2019 3:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL Pulling Out of Haiti
Replies: 22
Views: 5379

DL Pulling Out of Haiti

https://thepointsguy.com/news/delta-air ... ts-to-end/

Personally not a fan of ATL let alone the whole DL network losing another destination.

Don't believe I saw this posted here yet, so discuss. If I missed the thread, mods can do me in.
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https://thepointsguy.com/news/delta-air ... ts-to-end/

Personally not a fan of ATL let alone the whole DL network losing another destination.

Don't believe I saw this posted here yet, so discuss. If I missed the thread, mods can do me in.

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by thewizbizman
Sat Oct 19, 2019 7:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jumpseat Wars?
Replies: 32
Views: 10262

Jumpseat Wars?

Hey guys, I did not see a thread on this so I figured I'd post something. Apparently recently, in US airlines there have been some airlines not allowing their pilots to accept CASS jump seaters from other airlines. Found out about it due to this video CRV posted: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GqRq...

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by thewizbizman
Sat Oct 19, 2019 7:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: DL retired MD-80/90s quickly
Replies: 1226
Views: 276007

Re: DL retiring MD-80s quickly

Does anybody have a list of for sure MD90 routes? I got the chance to get on the 88 from ATL to PNS but I am still trying to sneak in an MD90 flight, I really don't want to end up having an equip change, however.

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by thewizbizman
Tue Oct 01, 2019 2:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta buying 20% of LATAM
Replies: 867
Views: 134211

Re: Delta buying 20% of LATAM

Don't know if it has been said yet, but could we see both LATAM and DL route additional US services through Atlanta rather than Miami or south Floridian cities?

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by thewizbizman
Sun Aug 18, 2019 1:14 am
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Need help identifying airline pilot hat, by tomorrow
Replies: 2
Views: 9539

Need help identifying airline pilot hat, by tomorrow

http://imgur.com/gallery/W1WVn3W
img]http://imgur.com/gallery/W1WVn3W[/img]
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Greetings, in a town on vacation, came across this hat in an antique store, tag said "pilot hat" looking for insight on hat and where it may come from, before I leave town tomorrow.
http://imgur.com/gallery/W1WVn3W
img]http://imgur.com/gallery/W1WVn3W[/img]

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by thewizbizman
Tue Jul 30, 2019 4:01 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Booking a DL flight based on airframe
Replies: 11
Views: 1375

Booking a DL flight based on airframe

Greetings a.net, looking for information on how to see all DL flights by aircraft specifically MD-88/MD-90 flights. Where can I find this information?

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by thewizbizman
Mon Jul 29, 2019 5:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reus plane spotter throws rock onto active taxiway
Replies: 37
Views: 12347

Re: Barcelona plane spotter throws rock onto active taxiway

They aren’t spotters, they’re vandals and criminals. They’re also stupid kids whose parents should take away their toys. First of all, that is just rude. Second of all, why the hell would this happen? I am a spotter myself, and even if people think of us as “Vandals” and “Criminals,” we are actuall...

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by thewizbizman
Fri Jul 19, 2019 10:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Past Livery With Captains Name
Replies: 1
Views: 546

United Past Livery With Captains Name

Greetings, looking to gain insight on some pictures of a former UAL livery(s) that I came across. They appear to be Mid-70s and depict the/a Captain's name under the windscreen. Looking into insight on how/why UAL did this and how they chose what captains got names on what aircraft. https://www.inst...

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by thewizbizman
Thu Mar 21, 2019 11:46 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: If the Big4 Airlines Were Broken Up, What Could a 5th Look Like?
Replies: 41
Views: 4318

Re: If the Big4 Airlines Were Broken Up, What Could a 5th Look Like?

It is and I definitely agree with you. I think there is some truth to the statement, without the CAB and airline regulation, monopoly will form. After deregulation. it did not take long until the mass airline mergers began, and it seems, that at least for now, after Virgin and Alaska, they are done...

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by thewizbizman
Thu Mar 21, 2019 6:27 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: If the Big4 Airlines Were Broken Up, What Could a 5th Look Like?
Replies: 41
Views: 4318

Re: If the Big4 Airlines Were Broken Up, What Could a 5th Look Like?

Delta would never give up MSP, American would never give up PHX. Both of those hubs are crucial to both airlines domestic operations. They are the airlines main secondary domestic hubs. For Delta it goes ATL, DTW, MSP, with DTW. ATL the fortress, DTW the international, with still heavy domestic ope...

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by thewizbizman
Thu Mar 21, 2019 3:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B6 Situation
Replies: 144
Views: 21273

Re: B6 Situation

DL would be interesting but DOJ would never let it go though, they would finally get JFK and BOS back. UA and AA would be a firm no, UA because infrastructure being nonexistent in JFK and plenty at EWR. AA, thats obvious. I dont think NK would be a good fit as they serve generally different markets....

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by thewizbizman
Thu Mar 21, 2019 3:40 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: If the Big4 Airlines Were Broken Up, What Could a 5th Look Like?
Replies: 41
Views: 4318

Re: If the Big4 Airlines Were Broken Up, What Could a 5th Look Like?

Delta would never give up MSP, American would never give up PHX. Both of those hubs are crucial to both airlines domestic operations. They are the airlines main secondary domestic hubs. For Delta it goes ATL, DTW, MSP, with DTW. ATL the fortress, DTW the international, with still heavy domestic oper...

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by thewizbizman
Sun Mar 10, 2019 2:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi Q1 2019
Replies: 5479
Views: 770084

Re: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi

I know it's a.net but can we please not speculate on information that we don't have, or is not confirmed. The same thing happened in the thread for the very recent DC3 accident.

Let the investigators do their job, see what gets released and wish the best to the families of those who passed.

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