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by TYWoolman
Fri Oct 11, 2019 5:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta buying 20% of LATAM
Replies: 734
Views: 69326

Re: Delta buying 20% of LATAM

Ignoring for a moment that JVs take time to negotiate before they’re even submitted (UA and AV have been at it for how long even with United’s controlling interest in Avianca?) I think you’re forgetting that the DOT never ruled on the aa-la JV. So it wasn’t that it was or wasn’t turned down, but th...

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by TYWoolman
Fri Oct 11, 2019 4:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alitalia bankruptcy and selling process discussion thread
Replies: 1062
Views: 254611

Re: Alitalia bankruptcy and selling process discussion thread

make your would-be investors have a little more poise? What does 'make your would-be investors have a little more poise' mean? Did you mean 'make investors give pause' ? How does a lack of investors help pilots long-term? Pause is best. Thanks! I meant to say that a pilot strike would keep interest...

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by TYWoolman
Fri Oct 11, 2019 3:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alitalia bankruptcy and selling process discussion thread
Replies: 1062
Views: 254611

Re: Alitalia bankruptcy and selling process discussion thread

With Alitalia nearing a restructuring deal with constant delays, when does it make sense for a union to authorize pilot strikes that inevitably disrupt operations and make your would-be investors have a little more poise?

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by TYWoolman
Fri Oct 11, 2019 2:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta buying 20% of LATAM
Replies: 734
Views: 69326

Re: Delta buying 20% of LATAM

As per their earnings call, Delta plans a bit of Miami domestic expansion but will focus on connecting traffic in Atlanta and existing Latam U.S. gateways. Would be cool for a large Miami expansion, but I think the strategy here is logical and more formidable to the competiton by utilizing Atlanta b...

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by TYWoolman
Fri Oct 11, 2019 2:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta buying 20% of LATAM
Replies: 734
Views: 69326

Re: Delta buying 20% of LATAM

ALPA posted some comparison stuff about DL-LATAM https://i0.wp.com/dalscope.org/wp-content/uploads/[email protected].5x.png?resize=1080%2C1080 https://i0.wp.com/dalscope.org/wp-content/uploads/[email protected].5x.png?resize=1080%2C1080 Background: [b]DELTA- LATAM US SERVICE FROM SOUTH AMERICA[/b Nice rout...

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by TYWoolman
Thu Oct 10, 2019 11:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta 3Q2019 earnings released
Replies: 96
Views: 10541

Re: Delta 3Q2019 earnings released

Looking back in 90's when Delta had its sights on being a major international player during the Mr. Ron Allen days, with new service to the likes of Manchester, Barcelona, Copenhagen, etc...I can only say this: The Network and Partnerships Strategic Highlights in this earnings call, I believe, is th...

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by TYWoolman
Wed Oct 09, 2019 12:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Pilots Association Sues Boeing Re: 737MAX
Replies: 85
Views: 9106

Re: Southwest Pilots Association Sues Boeing Re: 737MAX

I can understand on the surface the argument here, but suing the spoon that feeds you (or rather suing the wings that fly you) is not the best focus. Setting the major precedent for all MAX carriers to sue Boeing seems a bit awkward if the focus is on Boeing's focus on safety, which will take all t...

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by TYWoolman
Tue Oct 08, 2019 10:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Pilots Association Sues Boeing Re: 737MAX
Replies: 85
Views: 9106

Re: Southwest Pilots Association Sues Boeing Re: 737MAX

I can understand on the surface the argument here, but suing the spoon that feeds you (or rather suing the wings that fly you) is not the best focus. Setting the major precedent for all MAX carriers to sue Boeing seems a bit awkward if the focus is on Boeing's focus on safety, which will take all th...

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by TYWoolman
Tue Oct 08, 2019 3:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta buying 20% of LATAM
Replies: 734
Views: 69326

Re: Delta buying 20% of LATAM

One question and one semi-question: 1) The big hoopla but debunked myth that passengers would not be accomodated between AA and Latam concerns existing reservations/itineraries booked but yet-to- be-flown. Codeshares to my understanding between the two have ended so any new reservations originating...

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by TYWoolman
Tue Oct 08, 2019 2:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta buying 20% of LATAM
Replies: 734
Views: 69326

Re: Delta buying 20% of LATAM

One question and one semi-question: 1) The big hoopla but debunked myth that passengers would not be accomodated between AA and Latam concerns existing reservations/itineraries booked but yet-to- be-flown. Codeshares to my understanding between the two have ended so any new reservations originating ...

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by TYWoolman
Tue Oct 08, 2019 10:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Makes Changes to 757 TATL Routes
Replies: 49
Views: 13282

Re: Delta Makes Changes to 757 TATL Routes

Maybe freeing up aircraft for South America?

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by TYWoolman
Sun Oct 06, 2019 4:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Doug Parker Interview DMN
Replies: 72
Views: 9967

Re: Doug Parker Interview DMN

I found out a few things. I found that the conditions of Chilean antitrust dept. were: requiring LATAM to maintain its capacity on its nonstop routes from Santiago to both Miami and Madrid, and to add capacity on routes to North America and Europe. As of yet I cannot find what the actual response wa...

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by TYWoolman
Sun Oct 06, 2019 3:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Doug Parker Interview DMN
Replies: 72
Views: 9967

Re: Doug Parker Interview DMN

So are you trying to say these past couple of years the Chilean govt kept blocking the deal hoping DL would come in as the knight in shining armor to save LATAM? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk I am not saying that per se, as I am not familiar with how many times they officially did not approve ...

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by TYWoolman
Sun Oct 06, 2019 2:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Doug Parker Interview DMN
Replies: 72
Views: 9967

Re: Doug Parker Interview DMN

True above. But wouldn't American and LATAM have proposed a divesture? Or wouldn't that be an easy remedy? I think the DELTA-LATAM deal was a Chilean gov't move for it's home-town airline. Meaning the issue here to the topic is American's approach on things was lacking. So are you trying to say the...

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by TYWoolman
Sun Oct 06, 2019 2:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Doug Parker Interview DMN
Replies: 72
Views: 9967

Re: Doug Parker Interview DMN

True above. But wouldn't American and LATAM have proposed a divesture? Or wouldn't that be an easy remedy? I think the DELTA-LATAM deal was a Chilean gov't move for it's home-town airline. Meaning the issue here to the topic is American's approach on things was lacking. LATAM's missions of digital t...

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by TYWoolman
Sun Oct 06, 2019 2:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Doug Parker Interview DMN
Replies: 72
Views: 9967

Re: Doug Parker Interview DMN

I noticed Parker didn't mention one word regarding the guest experience onboard one of his company's planes.. Mr. Parker DOES talk about operational reliability, which is a broad topic, so I think operational reliability can transcend into onboard operations/customer service naturally. Why talk eve...

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by TYWoolman
Sun Oct 06, 2019 2:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Doug Parker Interview DMN
Replies: 72
Views: 9967

Re: Doug Parker Interview DMN

I noticed Parker didn't mention one word regarding the guest experience onboard one of his company's planes.. Mr. Parker DOES talk about operational reliability, which is a broad topic, so I think operational reliability can transcend into onboard operations/customer service naturally. Why talk eve...

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by TYWoolman
Sun Oct 06, 2019 1:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Doug Parker Interview DMN
Replies: 72
Views: 9967

Re: Doug Parker Interview DMN

I wish American well and my comment here more of constructive criticism. When a CEO is happy operations are good because of a court-ordered injunction, that is all well and good. But it's concerning that the focus is on operational reliability (or lack thereof in American's case) without any discuss...

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by TYWoolman
Tue Oct 01, 2019 5:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Miami gate-space for future DELTA-LATAM expansion (?)
Replies: 102
Views: 10648

Re: Miami gate-space for future DELTA-LATAM expansion (?)

There is no way LA was attracted by opportunities at ATL, MSP, DTW or SLC. NYC and LAX are anyway O/D heavy and everybody’s hubs... Also, everyone seems to ignore that none of SEA or BOS or RDU or AUS or SJC are true fortress hubs (domestic+international) of any of the other US2 competitors. I don'...

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by TYWoolman
Tue Oct 01, 2019 3:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Miami gate-space for future DELTA-LATAM expansion (?)
Replies: 102
Views: 10648

Re: Miami gate-space for future DELTA-LATAM expansion (?)

I think what we have here in part is Delta skillfully convincing Latam that everything OneWorld can offer, Delta and it's partners can offer much better over time, and WITH joint venture approval. In Madrid, there is AirEurope, Miami there will be some more Delta, South American extensive connectio...

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by TYWoolman
Tue Oct 01, 2019 3:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Miami gate-space for future DELTA-LATAM expansion (?)
Replies: 102
Views: 10648

Re: Miami gate-space for future DELTA-LATAM expansion (?)

Interesting commentary on this whole move. Take the emotion out, not exactly a slam dunk. https://crankyflier.com/2019/10/01/latam-takes-a-risky-leap-into-deltas-arms/ Latam will have nice upside potential and immediate benefits concerning fleet and money. In the interim, it will feast upon 350 mil...

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by TYWoolman
Tue Oct 01, 2019 3:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Miami gate-space for future DELTA-LATAM expansion (?)
Replies: 102
Views: 10648

Re: Miami gate-space for future DELTA-LATAM expansion (?)

Reliably being told that a meeting is already set for later in this week between Delta executives and MIA execs to lay out some preliminary basics of Delta’s future growth prospects at the airport. Obviously this is a two way street, because I’m sure as much of the conversation can be about how MIA...

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by TYWoolman
Mon Sep 30, 2019 11:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Miami gate-space for future DELTA-LATAM expansion (?)
Replies: 102
Views: 10648

Re: Miami gate-space for future DELTA-LATAM expansion (?)

DL is about to have access to a pretty extensive network through its partners in MIA (obviously a lot of these are 1-2 weekly) https://i.imgur.com/gQDJa7H.gif Thanks a lot for sharing this map - these virtual maps for each airline with partners are very useful. I think it will be difficult for Lata...

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by TYWoolman
Mon Sep 30, 2019 11:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Miami gate-space for future DELTA-LATAM expansion (?)
Replies: 102
Views: 10648

Re: Miami gate-space for future DELTA-LATAM expansion (?)

Fair enough. Feels like LATAM is gambling though, because even if they become part of this delta alliance, they risk diluting MIA and MAD. Again CDG/AMS is no substitute for MAD. DL is kind of assuring for MIA, but still feels like a gamble.. Be it with DL or AF/KL, LA will not be the prime benefic...

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by TYWoolman
Mon Sep 30, 2019 6:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Miami gate-space for future DELTA-LATAM expansion (?)
Replies: 102
Views: 10648

Re: Miami gate-space for future DELTA-LATAM expansion (?)

The only thing I can see that LA gains from this partnership is the immediate $$ and offloading the A350s. Other than that, here is what this 'The Airline of the Americas' wants its FFs to do:- 1. Choose QF from SA to Oceania but VA from NA to Oceania (you dare not fly QF from NA to Oceania) 2. Cho...

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by TYWoolman
Mon Sep 30, 2019 4:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Miami gate-space for future DELTA-LATAM expansion (?)
Replies: 102
Views: 10648

Re: Miami gate-space for future DELTA-LATAM expansion (?)

This thread is quite interesting for its warped premise. LATAM has an alliance with an airline hubbed at MIA. That alliance is undone to have an alliance with an airline hubbed in ATL. Most cross-airline connecting traffic is going to move from MIA to ATL. Naturally, we should be discussing expansi...

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by TYWoolman
Mon Sep 30, 2019 3:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Miami gate-space for future DELTA-LATAM expansion (?)
Replies: 102
Views: 10648

Re: Miami gate-space for future DELTA-LATAM expansion (?)

This thread is quite interesting for its warped premise. LATAM has an alliance with an airline hubbed at MIA. That alliance is undone to have an alliance with an airline hubbed in ATL. Most cross-airline connecting traffic is going to move from MIA to ATL. Naturally, we should be discussing expansi...

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by TYWoolman
Mon Sep 30, 2019 10:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Miami gate-space for future DELTA-LATAM expansion (?)
Replies: 102
Views: 10648

Re: Miami gate-space for future DELTA-LATAM expansion (?)

As others have mentioned, MIA is technically common use but AA and Delta practically have exclusive use of their gates. Delta could gain 2 gates at Concourse H if United is moved to Concourse G, freeing up gates H3 and H14. The gates on the east side of H are largely unused in the morning save for ...

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by TYWoolman
Sun Sep 29, 2019 6:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Miami gate-space for future DELTA-LATAM expansion (?)
Replies: 102
Views: 10648

Re: Miami gate-space for future DELTA-LATAM expansion (?)

Delta would be smart to put up a fight against AA in MIA DL is going to get their ass handed to them at MIA. They'll run some connections to/from LA-operated flights they'll codeshare with, but that's it. Besides, DL is already fighting 1) AS in SEA 2) B6 in BOS and JFK and 3) Everyone at LAX. You ...

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by TYWoolman
Sun Sep 29, 2019 6:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Miami gate-space for future DELTA-LATAM expansion (?)
Replies: 102
Views: 10648

Re: Miami gate-space for future DELTA-LATAM expansion (?)

Delta would be smart to put up a fight against AA in MIA DL is going to get their ass handed to them at MIA. They'll run some connections to/from LA-operated flights they'll codeshare with, but that's it. Besides, DL is already fighting 1) AS in SEA 2) B6 in BOS and JFK and 3) Everyone at LAX. You ...

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by TYWoolman
Sun Sep 29, 2019 2:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Miami gate-space for future DELTA-LATAM expansion (?)
Replies: 102
Views: 10648

Re: Miami gate-space for future DELTA-LATAM expansion (?)

SDUMIA wrote:
They both use the South terminal, LATAM (J) and Delta (H and J). I don’t think there will be much of a change.


Thanks for that info.

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by TYWoolman
Sun Sep 29, 2019 2:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Miami gate-space for future DELTA-LATAM expansion (?)
Replies: 102
Views: 10648

Re: Miami gate-space for future DELTA-LATAM expansion (?)

Geminijets101 wrote:
Geminijets101 wrote:
Delta could make a focus city work at MIA. But it’d be tough fighting AAL.


Some rewards are worth fighting for! Over time, Delta will have to take the battle there to make it's LATAM investment work in the long-term.

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by TYWoolman
Sun Sep 29, 2019 1:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Miami gate-space for future DELTA-LATAM expansion (?)
Replies: 102
Views: 10648

Re: Miami gate-space for future DELTA-LATAM expansion (?)

Delta already flies to key markets in South America, so LA can offer code-share thru such flights to BOG, EZE, GIG, GRU, LIM, SCL. Rather than run a lot of new flights to compete in MIA, I would see rather DL using larger aircraft on their routes to South America, and a 2nd ATL-GRU can become feasi...

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by TYWoolman
Sun Sep 29, 2019 1:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta buying 20% of LATAM
Replies: 734
Views: 69326

Re: Delta buying 20% of LATAM

AA losing Latam at MIA is not a big deal, but DL gaining Latam at MIA is a huge deal. If JV with Latam goes through, DL would be relevant in all the most of the major international markets out of MIA. It would just need to build up Caribbean presence and it can do that slowly. I reckon that any bui...

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by TYWoolman
Sun Sep 29, 2019 12:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Miami gate-space for future DELTA-LATAM expansion (?)
Replies: 102
Views: 10648

Re: Miami gate-space for future DELTA-LATAM expansion (?)

If Delta needs more gates, what are the immediate and future/ expansion options? And how does "common-use" gates fit into the equation? Where does LATAM fly from MIA that DL doesn't fly from ATL? If they're not heavy MIA O&D DL might seek to move them to ATL. How many destinations &am...

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by TYWoolman
Sun Sep 29, 2019 10:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta buying 20% of LATAM
Replies: 734
Views: 69326

Re: Delta buying 20% of LATAM

.....So overall this throws a bit of a spanner in the works for AA in terms of having to unexpectedly defend an Area they might not have thought vulnerable but it's not like they don't have time to plan a response and an increase of services, which appears likely, to ensure they retain the premier ...

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by TYWoolman
Sun Sep 29, 2019 9:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Miami gate-space for future DELTA-LATAM expansion (?)
Replies: 102
Views: 10648

Re: Miami gate-space for future DELTA-LATAM expansion (?)

If Delta needs more gates, what are the immediate and future/ expansion options? And how does "common-use" gates fit into the equation?

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by TYWoolman
Sun Sep 29, 2019 8:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Miami gate-space for future DELTA-LATAM expansion (?)
Replies: 102
Views: 10648

Miami gate-space for future DELTA-LATAM expansion (?)

Can anyone provide a visual of Delta gates and LATAM gates in Miami? Can Delta expand/add gates or wedge itself into any prior masterplan for gate space? Can they at least add a gate between a few gates a la Seattle? Can any new expansion eminate from their existing location? Or can they buy into re...

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by TYWoolman
Sun Sep 29, 2019 2:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta buying 20% of LATAM
Replies: 734
Views: 69326

Re: Delta buying 20% of LATAM

I don't see why AA at MIA is harder battle than AS at SEA. AS is about the same size in SEA as AA at MIA and has a larger market share of Seattle area than AA does in South Florida. And SEA is a more important to AS than MIA is to AA. AS also gets a much better margin at SEA. And now DL has a huge ...

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by TYWoolman
Sun Sep 29, 2019 2:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta buying 20% of LATAM
Replies: 734
Views: 69326

Re: Delta buying 20% of LATAM

When LATAM's livery came out, I thought it looks similar to Delta.... I think LATAM'S livery and branding is great and creative! Cool logo for the leading South American carrier! Local and Global designing. Looks like a tornado to me. Need to see in person. I liked the LAN livery. A force to be rec...

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by TYWoolman
Sat Sep 28, 2019 10:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta buying 20% of LATAM
Replies: 734
Views: 69326

Re: Delta buying 20% of LATAM

SEU wrote:
When LATAM's livery came out, I thought it looks similar to Delta....



I think LATAM'S livery and branding is great and creative! Cool logo for the leading South American carrier! Local and Global designing.

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by TYWoolman
Sat Sep 28, 2019 9:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta will create a mega global alliance?
Replies: 47
Views: 10613

Re: Delta will create a mega global alliance?

As for a new Delta alliance driven by equity stakes and joint ventures, this seems inevitable. Delta single-handedly holds in their hands the fate of the traditional alliance model, and for them to exit SkyTeam and bring their JV and equity partners with them would possibly force the hands of Ameri...

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by TYWoolman
Sat Sep 28, 2019 9:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA/oneworld Needs a Win
Replies: 124
Views: 15571

Re: AA/oneworld Needs a Win

Tell that to the former HP management occupying in Tempe AZ. I don't mind AA to be the third among US3 and leaner. But the lack of direction and pride is making the mood very dark in AA. Doug Parker and his team needs to go. Let someone who understands AA haritage and pride in AA comes in. Heritage...

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by TYWoolman
Sat Sep 28, 2019 5:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA/oneworld Needs a Win
Replies: 124
Views: 15571

Re: AA/oneworld Needs a Win

I do think Latam is a better fit with Delta. The deal $ is a steal relative to the dynamics in the industry, that is, what other carrier offers the breadth and scope as Latam in South America? Delta is benefitting from first-move advantage here since their NW merger. Fiercly competitive move! This L...

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by TYWoolman
Sat Sep 28, 2019 5:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA/oneworld Needs a Win
Replies: 124
Views: 15571

Re: AA/oneworld Needs a Win

They way for American to win is for the leaders to understand where American Airlines came from, it's history and route development strategy. Today, I argue that AA is viewed as America West that inherited routes to South America and a Miami Hub. There is a disconnect between the trials and tribulat...

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by TYWoolman
Fri Sep 27, 2019 5:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta buying 20% of LATAM
Replies: 734
Views: 69326

Re: Delta buying 20% of LATAM

Well I was just fooling around at LA's website checking some tickets from GRU to numerous destinations in the USA and in Canada and many AA flights have pretty much disappeared from there already. Perhaps we'll have a fairly quick divorce after all. Must have been Delta's stipulation. It's a hefty ...

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by TYWoolman
Fri Sep 27, 2019 12:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta buying 20% of LATAM
Replies: 734
Views: 69326

Re: Delta buying 20% of LATAM

People are way overestimating the effect of this upon AA. AA was the king of Latin America before any relationship with LA/LATAM and will be afterwards. He who rules MIA rules US-Latin America traffic. If anything LATAM is the one being screwed here as they are going to lose most of their US point-...

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by TYWoolman
Fri Sep 27, 2019 12:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta buying 20% of LATAM
Replies: 734
Views: 69326

Re: Delta buying 20% of LATAM

The entire notion of whether LATAM ends up in SkyTeam is really inconsequential due to Delta's equity stake. The initial Big Three alliances were formed in order to gain connectivity advantage and for carriers within the alliance to stay loyal to each other, thus gaining influence over each other. E...

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by TYWoolman
Fri Sep 27, 2019 12:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta buying 20% of LATAM
Replies: 734
Views: 69326

Re: Delta buying 20% of LATAM

Just one big enchilada hub missing: Texas. DL needs more then a focus city there. It needs a hub to connect the southeast to the Midwest/mountain west without backtracking to ATL, DTW or SLC. Once upon a time Delta expressed interested in Dallas and Miami had American failed to get out of bankruptc...

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by TYWoolman
Thu Sep 26, 2019 10:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta buying 20% of LATAM
Replies: 734
Views: 69326

Re: Delta buying 20% of LATAM

As per AJC....."With plans for an expansion in service to South America, Delta plans to expand in Miami. For years, Delta has used its Atlanta hub as a gateway to Latin America. The LATAM partnership means “it’s going to be a balance” between Miami and Atlanta, Bastian said. sorry, don't know h...

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