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by TYWoolman
Sun Oct 04, 2020 1:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: U.S. - Bangladesh Sign Open Skies Air Transport Agreement
Replies: 34
Views: 5336

Re: U.S. - Bangladesh Sign Open Skies Air Transport Agreement

I think Open Skies is one way of exerting US influence/committment in a politically/economically/culturally way, almost like a sharing of wings of democracy in a region. So I agree with posters thinking in effect that this shows other countries in the region the potential of development and to jump ...

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by TYWoolman
Thu Oct 01, 2020 8:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: DL looking to trade 717s for 737 Max
Replies: 526
Views: 97659

Re: Rumor: DL looking to trade 717s for 737 Max

Maybe Delta/Boeing should agree to first right of refusal of the white tails contingent on performance of aircraft from other operators over a specific period of time, with an added contingency on 717 lease termination fee waiver.

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by TYWoolman
Thu Oct 01, 2020 6:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: DL looking to trade 717s for 737 Max
Replies: 526
Views: 97659

Re: Rumor: DL looking to trade 717s for 737 Max

I think the MAX will get out of its funk. But at a time when passengers are scared to fly with covid, does introducing the MAX add to any skepticism? If the answer is yes, then Delta would be smart not to bite just yet.

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by TYWoolman
Thu Oct 01, 2020 6:26 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Extreme Consoldation Scenarios in US
Replies: 29
Views: 2923

Re: Extreme Consoldation Scenarios in US

Already happening: de facto merger between JetBlue and AA and their proposed Northeast Alliance. JetBlue IS "Northeast."

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by TYWoolman
Mon Sep 28, 2020 7:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Widebody Thread - 2020
Replies: 609
Views: 121966

Re: Delta Widebody Thread - 2020

My understanding, based upon a response here to a question I asked several months ago, is that the 321XLR wouldn't work for trans-Atlantic flights out of Atlanta, but would work quite well for secondary markets out of NYC and Boston. . Also I don't understand why some think Delta will order the 788...

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by TYWoolman
Mon Sep 28, 2020 7:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Widebody Thread - 2020
Replies: 609
Views: 121966

Re: Delta Widebody Thread - 2020

Delta intends on retiring all these aircraft but they now consist of active and storage. When considering the active currently utilized, the replacement proposition is not all that daunting, especially if demand remains low up to 2025, at which time they can go full throttle with new orders to augme...

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by TYWoolman
Mon Sep 28, 2020 7:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Widebody Thread - 2020
Replies: 609
Views: 121966

Re: Delta Widebody Thread - 2020

Also, removing 56 (plus 18 777s) in such a short timeframe suggests international flying going forward will be about half what it was in 2019 . . wow Well, no: they're going to be receiving some A350s and A330neos, but negotiations are underway to determine how many and when. DL will receive some w...

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by TYWoolman
Mon Sep 28, 2020 7:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Widebody Thread - 2020
Replies: 609
Views: 121966

Re: Delta Widebody Thread - 2020

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by TYWoolman
Sun Sep 27, 2020 12:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta announced to phase out 717, 763 & CRJ200.
Replies: 232
Views: 28088

Re: Delta announced to phase out 717, 763 & CRJ200.

Getting the house in order for strategic opportunities in the future is how I see it. With no real one-for-one replacements as of yet, Delta is really counting on a slow recovery.

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by TYWoolman
Wed Sep 23, 2020 8:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Network Thread - 2020
Replies: 615
Views: 76812

Re: Delta Network Thread - 2020

There has been a lot of talk about airlines going point-to-point during the winter 2020 and spring 2021, has DL announced anything outside their normal hubs? I would think some p2p routes to sun-destinations would be very popular and bring in some revenue? Given that DL has already been doing this ...

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by TYWoolman
Tue Sep 22, 2020 4:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: American Airlines Business & Finance Discussion
Replies: 505
Views: 89007

Re: Doug Parker Statement About AA Never Posting Losses Again

Kind of like AMTRAK boasting how efficient their Northeast corridor itinerary is due to track and signal upgrades only for an Earthquake to mess it all up the very next day and every day thereafter from February 2020 and into the foreseeable future. Cut Parker some slack, people. Perhaps the AA boar...

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by TYWoolman
Mon Sep 21, 2020 4:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA & B6 announce Northeast Partnership
Replies: 416
Views: 52538

Re: AA & B6 announce Northeast Partnership

With due respect, you need a reality check. Public companies don't break the law, ever? Lol. Prudently wielding the pandemic! Have to hand to American! Brilliant! Of course they do, but you're alleging something in this thread over and over and over again that even Delta isn't: an entire NE network...

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by TYWoolman
Mon Sep 21, 2020 4:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA & B6 announce Northeast Partnership
Replies: 416
Views: 52538

Re: AA & B6 announce Northeast Partnership

Of course they do, but you're alleging something in this thread over and over and over again that even Delta isn't: an entire NE network strategy based upon illegal collusion which has zero basis in any fact, purely your imagination. Delta isn't on my timeline. And as far as collusion: call it what...

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by TYWoolman
Mon Sep 21, 2020 4:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA & B6 announce Northeast Partnership
Replies: 416
Views: 52538

Re: AA & B6 announce Northeast Partnership

Because they’re both public companies that don’t privately create strategic plans based upon breaking US law? Seems like an obvious reason but don’t let anything “real” get in the way of the fantasy scenario you’ve created in your mind. Your Imaginary collusion land is way past Delta’s legal depart...

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by TYWoolman
Mon Sep 21, 2020 4:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA & B6 announce Northeast Partnership
Replies: 416
Views: 52538

Re: AA & B6 announce Northeast Partnership

Right... AA and B6 are illegally colluding... Delta, having caught this collusion, has chosen to raise the illegality, not in any court of law, but in a filing about Aer Lingus joining a Joint Venture that B6 is not a part of nor invited to join. Do you even hear yourself? :roll: How can anyone com...

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by TYWoolman
Mon Sep 21, 2020 3:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA & B6 announce Northeast Partnership
Replies: 416
Views: 52538

Re: AA & B6 announce Northeast Partnership

Although this completely off topic, in the saying "have your cake and eat it too", the have refers to physically having it, not consuming it. As in you want to physically keep said cake in your possession while simultaneously wanting to eat it which is of course impossible as you can't do...

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by TYWoolman
Mon Sep 21, 2020 3:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA & B6 announce Northeast Partnership
Replies: 416
Views: 52538

Re: AA & B6 announce Northeast Partnership

I always like the statement. Have your cake and eat it too... What’s the point of getting the cake if you can’t eat it? I mean I’m not gonna get cake then let someone else eat it. Right? Although this completely off topic, in the saying "have your cake and eat it too", the have refers to ...

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by TYWoolman
Mon Sep 21, 2020 8:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA & B6 announce Northeast Partnership
Replies: 416
Views: 52538

Re: AA & B6 announce Northeast Partnership

They are part of American in all tense and purposes from a competitive standpoint, and Heathrow allocation to JetBlue means allocation to OW. This statement alone is ample proof that you have no idea what you are talking about. Then I guess Delta's lawyers don't know what they are talking about eit...

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by TYWoolman
Mon Sep 21, 2020 1:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA & B6 announce Northeast Partnership
Replies: 416
Views: 52538

Re: AA & B6 announce Northeast Partnership

For the record, Delta per se has not objected (yet - I suspect that will take more time) to the B6-AA partnership, only to say that SHOULD the alliance be approved then JetBlue should be denied Heathrow access on certain grounds. Delta outlines those objective grounds in their response. I happen to...

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by TYWoolman
Sun Sep 20, 2020 11:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA & B6 announce Northeast Partnership
Replies: 416
Views: 52538

Re: AA & B6 announce Northeast Partnership

A lot of you are dramatically overestimating the benefit and value of a simple code share in terms of real time application. For passengers there is no benefit of flying B6 as an AA coded flight other than potentially getting Advantage miles, paying a potentially lower through fare, and/or having m...

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by TYWoolman
Sun Sep 20, 2020 11:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA & B6 announce Northeast Partnership
Replies: 416
Views: 52538

Re: AA & B6 announce Northeast Partnership

EI asks to join the AA/AY/IAG JV. B6 asks for remedial slot allocation at LHR. DL doesn't object to EI joining the AA/BA/etc. TATL joint venture. DL doesn't ask itself for remedial LHR slot allocations in the interest of fair competition. Instead, DL objects to B6's request for remedy, on the flims...

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by TYWoolman
Sun Sep 20, 2020 11:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA & B6 announce Northeast Partnership
Replies: 416
Views: 52538

Re: AA & B6 announce Northeast Partnership

You keep saying B6 and AA are rationalizing capacity but can you give one example? It's all in Delta's response. 24 new markets and hardly any overlap with American. American is boasting they will replace 50 seat American Eagles with mainline JetBlue. It's blatant what they intend. Are the 24 "...

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by TYWoolman
Sun Sep 20, 2020 10:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA & B6 announce Northeast Partnership
Replies: 416
Views: 52538

Re: AA & B6 announce Northeast Partnership

I think American and JetBlue are fine carriers. But their alliance must be considered for what it is and will be: an attempt by American throughout the majority and relevant JetBlue system to exert unfair influence through capacity rationalization which puts other carriers at a disadvantage when low...

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by TYWoolman
Sun Sep 20, 2020 10:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA & B6 announce Northeast Partnership
Replies: 416
Views: 52538

Re: AA & B6 announce Northeast Partnership

EI asks to join the AA/AY/IAG JV. B6 asks for remedial slot allocation at LHR. DL doesn't object to EI joining the AA/BA/etc. TATL joint venture. DL doesn't ask itself for remedial LHR slot allocations in the interest of fair competition. Instead, DL objects to B6's request for remedy, on the flims...

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by TYWoolman
Sun Sep 20, 2020 10:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA & B6 announce Northeast Partnership
Replies: 416
Views: 52538

Re: AA & B6 announce Northeast Partnership

EI asks to join the AA/AY/IAG JV. B6 asks for remedial slot allocation at LHR. DL doesn't object to EI joining the AA/BA/etc. TATL joint venture. DL doesn't ask itself for remedial LHR slot allocations in the interest of fair competition. Instead, DL objects to B6's request for remedy, on the flims...

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by TYWoolman
Sun Sep 20, 2020 6:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA & B6 announce Northeast Partnership
Replies: 416
Views: 52538

Re: AA & B6 announce Northeast Partnership

From the outset, my opinions have been based on my intuition and then backed up by Delta's response to JetBlue mischaracterizing their newly found relationship with American in order to obtain more Heathrow slots. THAT is what I have been discussing. Not sure of the throwaway line you are referenci...

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by TYWoolman
Sun Sep 20, 2020 5:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA & B6 announce Northeast Partnership
Replies: 416
Views: 52538

Re: AA & B6 announce Northeast Partnership

I think you are thinking of AA and AS, who have a far tighter relationship. This is a marriage of convenience. It will last as long as both sides have something to gain. When you make accusations like collusion, you actually need to back it up with evidence rather than just say you don't like what ...

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by TYWoolman
Sun Sep 20, 2020 4:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA & B6 announce Northeast Partnership
Replies: 416
Views: 52538

Re: AA & B6 announce Northeast Partnership

Sounds familiar to CO joining UA *A and partnership in late 2008 to only announce a merger two years later in 2010. I expect a similar result, in time, between AA and B6. I think you are thinking of AA and AS, who have a far tighter relationship. This is a marriage of convenience. It will last as l...

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by TYWoolman
Sun Sep 20, 2020 3:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA & B6 announce Northeast Partnership
Replies: 416
Views: 52538

Re: AA & B6 announce Northeast Partnership

You better notify the DOJ, because what you are alleging is illegal. If you take the blinkers off for a second you'll see this for what it is: short term convenience. Unless B6 can be added to the BA-AA (-IB-AY-EI) JV, something which is unlikely to pass regulatory scrutiny, then B6 will always be ...

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by TYWoolman
Sun Sep 20, 2020 2:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA & B6 announce Northeast Partnership
Replies: 416
Views: 52538

Re: AA & B6 announce Northeast Partnership

When AA and B6 have been clear that the TATL flying will not be codeshared, and when B6 is not a OW member, it is quite the stretch to say that somehow B6 flights to LHR are somehow “one entity” or “de facto merger” with AA/OW, when they aren’t JV’d, much less even codeshared, on that route. They a...

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by TYWoolman
Sun Sep 20, 2020 1:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA & B6 announce Northeast Partnership
Replies: 416
Views: 52538

Re: AA & B6 announce Northeast Partnership

When JetBlue takes LHR passengers on crafty carveout domestic runs corroborated with American's domestic rationalization intentions brought about by the alliance, this is one entity. American is hiding behind the pandemic to pass the collusion test. Can't fool me, for one. I have no clue what you a...

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by TYWoolman
Sun Sep 20, 2020 1:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA & B6 announce Northeast Partnership
Replies: 416
Views: 52538

Re: AA & B6 announce Northeast Partnership

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by TYWoolman
Sun Sep 20, 2020 12:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA & B6 announce Northeast Partnership
Replies: 416
Views: 52538

Re: AA & B6 announce Northeast Partnership

AA and AS are the latest unaligned major airlines to forge an alliance in JFK and Boston. Against that backdrop when capacity will no doubt be carved between them for maximum coverage ( de facto merger) Delta is argueing they be seen more or less as one entity when JetBlue asks for Heathrow slots, ...

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by TYWoolman
Sun Sep 20, 2020 12:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA & B6 announce Northeast Partnership
Replies: 416
Views: 52538

Re: AA & B6 announce Northeast Partnership

AA and AS are the latest/last unaligned major airlines to forge an alliance in JFK and Boston. Against that backdrop when capacity will no doubt be carved between them for maximum coverage ( de facto merger) Delta is argueing they be seen more or less as one entity when JetBlue asks for Heathrow slo...

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by TYWoolman
Sun Sep 20, 2020 4:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Network Thread - 2020
Replies: 615
Views: 76812

Re: DL adds FAT-LAX

I think Delta will be pushing for the number one spot at LAX with their new terminal renovation, American retreating from the Pacific, and American's domestic proxy war in LA (using AS), which in the long-run isn't a winning strategy against a staunch competitor.

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by TYWoolman
Sun Sep 20, 2020 3:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA & B6 announce Northeast Partnership
Replies: 416
Views: 52538

Re: AA & B6 announce Northeast Partnership

Anyone with link to Delta's objection? Delta's objection: https://www.regulations.gov/document?D=DOT-OST-2008-0252-3449 Jetblue's response: https://www.regulations.gov/document?D=DOT-OST-2008-0252-3448 Hope this helps Fascinating reads. Both with strong arguments, though JetBlue IMO failed to argue...

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FLL2go wrote:
TYWoolman wrote:
Anyone with link to Delta's objection?


Delta's objection:
https://www.regulations.gov/document?D= ... -0252-3449

Jetblue's response:
https://www.regulations.gov/document?D= ... -0252-3448

Hope this helps



Helps! Thank you!

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by TYWoolman
Sun Sep 20, 2020 1:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA & B6 announce Northeast Partnership
Replies: 416
Views: 52538

Re: AA & B6 announce Northeast Partnership

This partnership is supposed to last at least 7 years. So why don't you stop using pandemic as an excuse to call this a de facto merger. Is any major airline on the verge of collapsing? No. In de fact mergers, JetBlue would not be competing this much against AA in its 3rd and 4th more important foc...

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by TYWoolman
Sun Sep 20, 2020 12:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA & B6 announce Northeast Partnership
Replies: 416
Views: 52538

Re: AA & B6 announce Northeast Partnership

DL didn't have to expand in Boston or Miami or Seattle. It did it because it likes to invade other airlines' backyard. Now those airlines are teaming up to fight back and it's complaining. Maybe it shouldn't have been bullying weaker airlines? Jetblue has added around 60 routes since pandemic start...

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by TYWoolman
Sun Sep 20, 2020 12:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA & B6 announce Northeast Partnership
Replies: 416
Views: 52538

Re: AA & B6 announce Northeast Partnership

DL's argument here is quite weak. The fact that JetBlue is looking to add LHR service to compete against AA supports additional competition here. The "de facto merger" part is laughable when the partnership only includes NYC/Boston. And conveniently forgets to mention all the routes JetBl...

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by TYWoolman
Sun Sep 20, 2020 12:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA & B6 announce Northeast Partnership
Replies: 416
Views: 52538

Re: AA & B6 announce Northeast Partnership

Anyone with link to Delta's objection?

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by TYWoolman
Sat Sep 19, 2020 11:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA & B6 announce Northeast Partnership
Replies: 416
Views: 52538

Re: AA & B6 announce Northeast Partnership

Delta's obviously unhappy with this partnership. In a document filed yesterday responding to JetBlue's statement for four daily London Heathrow slots (which was in response to Aer Lingus' application for joining the AA/IB/BA/AY TATL JV), Delta bashed JetBlue's London plans and American/JetBlue's pa...

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by TYWoolman
Sat Sep 19, 2020 11:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airlines launch ‘flights to nowhere’
Replies: 82
Views: 12330

Re: Airlines launch ‘flights to nowhere’

How is this fun or relaxing? Don't you have to clear security and all the other crap to then sit in an uncomfortable seat trapped in a metal tube, breathing stale air to nowhere? Some people are weird. :banghead: Could ask the same question about going to a sports game. Got to clear security, sit i...

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by TYWoolman
Sat Sep 19, 2020 11:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airlines launch ‘flights to nowhere’
Replies: 82
Views: 12330

Re: Airlines launch ‘flights to nowhere’

These flights to "nowhere" are anything but. They are dire calls to open up economies and what better proof than people wanting to travel on such flights. Wear a mask, distance yourself and stay away from the vulnerable is the name of the game. Respect Covid-19, yes, but that can be done ...

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by TYWoolman
Sat Sep 19, 2020 5:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airlines launch ‘flights to nowhere’
Replies: 82
Views: 12330

Re: Airlines launch ‘flights to nowhere’

These flights to "nowhere" are anything but. They are dire calls to open up economies and what better proof than people wanting to travel on such flights. Wear a mask, distance yourself and stay away from the vulnerable is the name of the game. Respect Covid-19, yes, but that can be done w...

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by TYWoolman
Fri Sep 18, 2020 3:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First Jetblue 321NEO LR spotted
Replies: 93
Views: 20010

Re: First Jetblue 321NEO LR spotted

Cue in the Jaws theme.

Helpless victims playing in the water: legacy Atlantic divisions.

(If an LR, that is. Otherwise just Seattle salmon)

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by TYWoolman
Fri Sep 18, 2020 12:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aviation sector unpaid leaves and layoffs thread
Replies: 1150
Views: 37276

Re: DL commits to no furloughs for F/As & ground employees

Cares act ends Oct 1st for them. Why would they use the 9 billion raised privately to pay Pilots to sit at home? They are a for profit business, not a wellfare agency. That money is to keep the business going. I get your point 100%, but wondering what the union has to say when Delta is willfully no...

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by TYWoolman
Thu Sep 17, 2020 11:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aviation sector unpaid leaves and layoffs thread
Replies: 1150
Views: 37276

Re: DL commits to no furloughs for F/As & ground employees

If the gov't loans under the CARES ACT was to keep employees on the payroll, and Delta is on record stating they will not take any additional PPP money from the gov't yet will raise 9 billion privately, can't the pilots claim that the SkyMiles-backed proceeds be used to salvage their jobs? Cares ac...

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by TYWoolman
Thu Sep 17, 2020 9:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aviation sector unpaid leaves and layoffs thread
Replies: 1150
Views: 37276

Re: DL commits to no furloughs for F/As & ground employees

If the gov't loans under the CARES ACT was to keep employees on the payroll, and Delta is on record stating they will not take any additional PPP money from the gov't yet will raise 9 billion privately, can't the pilots claim that the SkyMiles-backed proceeds be used to salvage their jobs?

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by TYWoolman
Thu Sep 17, 2020 9:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest grounds 130 Boeing jets due to "weight data discrepancies"
Replies: 59
Views: 13620

Re: Southwest grounds 130 Boeing jets due to "weight data discrepancies"

It's not really the "75lbs" that truly matters but the method(s) by which the miscalculation happened so as to prevent it from continuing to happen. 75lbs can snowball into further miscalculations so this finding IMO is rather significant especially when it involves over 100 aircraft on an...

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