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by WkndWanderer
Tue Sep 11, 2018 10:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta uncontained engine failure - ATL-MCO
Replies: 51
Views: 16269

Re: Delta uncontained engine failure - ATL-MCO

Is it just me, or are the engines on the 75's particularly prone to failure? Seems like DL has had a number of in-flight emergencies with its 757 engines. You have to wonder if DL is flying them a bit past their prime and should have ordered the A321s earlier. There are brand spanking new A32X's fl...

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by WkndWanderer
Tue Sep 04, 2018 10:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will PHF ever grow?
Replies: 29
Views: 2302

Re: Will PHF ever grow?

Much of PHF's success in its peak was AirTran's success. The extra gates didn't exist during that time, US was operating out of the basement, and DL/EV had more frequency. Southwest ended that operation completely and then also cut back in ORF. Absent some carrier being able to replicate what AirTra...

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by WkndWanderer
Fri Aug 31, 2018 9:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines starts repainting Airbus fleet
Replies: 417
Views: 90184

Re: Alaska Airlines starts repainting Airbus fleet

Just remember VX had a pay to use premium cabin model like B6. AS has like the rest of the legacies, a upgrade to use premium cabin model. B6 has been highly critical of that model and it’s worth a read. By the way, what uniform are the VX Cabin Crew wearing? Has anyone flown the AS Airbus fleet re...

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by WkndWanderer
Fri Aug 31, 2018 9:23 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: The ecological point of view - Do you look at your ecological footprint when you travel?
Replies: 54
Views: 3178

Re: The ecological point of view

Commercial aviation is only responsible for something like 2% of global CO2 emissions, most of which is from longhaul flying. Aviation gets a lot of attention, but the ecological impact of many other sectors we depend on are much more significant, they're just more mundane. https://www.icao.int/envi...

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by WkndWanderer
Fri Aug 31, 2018 8:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How are AS focus cities doing with expansion
Replies: 38
Views: 3551

Re: How are AS focus cities doing with expansion

flybynight wrote:
ANC definitey hub, but is LAX considered a true hub?
SFO because of Virgin, yes.


LAX is ~60% bigger than ANC by departures, it's only smaller than SFO by a handful of flights.

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by WkndWanderer
Thu Aug 16, 2018 10:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta F/A's & Fleet Workers Could Vote on Union Soon
Replies: 228
Views: 13162

Re: Delta F/A's & Fleet Workers Could Vote on Union Soon

I think it's a matter of time before a vote is implemented. The union drive has gained momentum lately. Whether it would pass or not is still a question, but the way its going a union is looking more and more likely at some point. Do we really know that though? We heard the same stories about the m...

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by WkndWanderer
Wed Aug 15, 2018 11:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta F/A's & Fleet Workers Could Vote on Union Soon
Replies: 228
Views: 13162

Re: Delta F/A's & Fleet Workers Could Vote on Union Soon

What is really interesting is the IAM is still supposedly under Federal investigation for their previous attempts at organizing the DL F/A groups. Allegedly there were forged cards presented in the last drive. FWIW and IMHO, DL F/A's would suffer under the IAM. The IAM has been accused of neglect a...

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by WkndWanderer
Tue Aug 14, 2018 9:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Central Virginia Thread (ROA-LYH-CHO) - 2018
Replies: 61
Views: 4683

Re: Central Virginia Thread (ROA-LYH-CHO) - 2018

The past few weeks have not been good in most of VA (or the Central Northeast for that matter), but, it's just my feeling that, the more 'regional' flights you have, the more that can be canceled. Mainline gets priority when cancelations are needed due to weather in an area. In this case, most of C...

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by WkndWanderer
Mon Aug 13, 2018 10:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will DL announce plans to bring back DFW-SEA, DFW-BOS, or DFW-RDU nonstop service in 2019?
Replies: 31
Views: 3631

Re: Will DL announce plans to bring back DFW-SEA, DFW-BOS, or DFW-RDU nonstop service in 2019?

Much the business between DFW and SEA/BOS/RDU comes from traffic originating in DFW, which will likely always be loyal to AA. Amazon has four facilities and thousands of employees in north Texas, Boeing has Aviall in Dallas, and that's just two companies...Seattle and Boston are both in the top 12 ...

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by WkndWanderer
Sat Aug 11, 2018 8:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: QX employee steals and crashes Q400 near SEA
Replies: 705
Views: 93321

Re: Updated: AS employee steals and crashes Q400 at SeaTac

And also investigate, when KSEA ATC apparently knew real time (refer to the news conference this afternoon) that this hijacker taxied to the runway and took off without authorization, why KSEA airport police weren’t notified by ATC and apparently not dispatched to that taxiway and runway to obstruc...

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by WkndWanderer
Sat Aug 11, 2018 10:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EEOC Sues UA on behalf of a former UA FA
Replies: 16
Views: 2993

Re: EEOC Sues UA on behave of a former UA FA

I am not trying to sound insensitive as I do feel for this Flight Attendant but how could an employer "prevent" an employee from doing something like publishing photos in his possession? I suppose they could "threaten termination" or contact law enforcement but neither of those ...

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by WkndWanderer
Fri Aug 10, 2018 11:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EEOC Sues UA on behalf of a former UA FA
Replies: 16
Views: 2993

Re: EEOC Sues UA on behave of a former UA FA

I am not trying to sound insensitive as I do feel for this Flight Attendant but how could an employer "prevent" an employee from doing something like publishing photos in his possession? I suppose they could "threaten termination" or contact law enforcement but neither of those ...

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by WkndWanderer
Thu Aug 09, 2018 12:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Has AA Slipped Behind UA to Become The Number 3 Airline?
Replies: 99
Views: 12615

Re: Has AA Slipped Behind UA to Become The Number 3 Airline?

I’m an outsider but seems you may know, are the base salaries for similar functions similar? In my experience yes, and glassdoor confirms that they're in line with one another. They very well could be in line, however Glassdoor is not a reliable source. Again, base salary is only one component of T...

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by WkndWanderer
Wed Aug 08, 2018 10:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: France re-opens MH370 investigation amid claims of a Malaysian coverup
Replies: 122
Views: 23681

Re: France re-opens MH370 investigation amid claims of a Malaysian coverup

I'm curious what specifically the French think they'll be able to do with the satellite data or to verify it (against what?) that hasn't already occurred in the last several years, the Australians poured over that pretty thoroughly and updated the confidence in it and their flight path models based ...

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by WkndWanderer
Wed Aug 08, 2018 3:48 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Iran sanctions and new EU statement
Replies: 136
Views: 6120

Re: Iran Sanctions and New EU statment

The biggest supporter of terrorism is the USA Uh huh. Even if that were true, it doesn’t convince me that Iran should be allowed to have nukes. But it's OK for the US to have them . A country that has used nukes against civilians ? You're trying to draw an equivalence where none exists and comparin...

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by WkndWanderer
Wed Aug 08, 2018 3:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta CEO: We beat AA/UA because we have the revenue to sustain it
Replies: 127
Views: 13306

Re: Delta CEO: We beat AA/UA because we have the revenue to sustain it

I found this interesting... Q: Can you draw similar strategic parallels between Seattle and Boston? Bastion: We came at it from a different construct… Seattle was very much about Asia and again, controlling our destiny because Alaska was very clear that they wanted to remain open to doing business ...

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by WkndWanderer
Wed Aug 08, 2018 3:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta CEO: We beat AA/UA because we have the revenue to sustain it
Replies: 127
Views: 13306

Re: Delta CEO: We beat AA/UA because we have the revenue to sustain it

Jeremy, you missed the point. MM costs increase in direct proportion to age of the aircraft. With an older fleet, and in the number posted earlier, their fleet is old in relation to the 20 year rule, their costs continue to increase. Same applies to fuel as the engines are less efficient. So, while...

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by WkndWanderer
Tue Aug 07, 2018 11:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Has AA Slipped Behind UA to Become The Number 3 Airline?
Replies: 99
Views: 12615

Re: Has AA Slipped Behind UA to Become The Number 3 Airline?

It is a case of AA (actually US Air) trying to emulate the UA (CO) and DL (NW) mergers too late. As others have said, both UA and DL gained complementary advantages. AA/US Air brought no such advantage, but AA was forced to divest slots. This has enabled DL to dominate both at NYC airports and DCA....

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by WkndWanderer
Tue Aug 07, 2018 10:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Has AA Slipped Behind UA to Become The Number 3 Airline?
Replies: 99
Views: 12615

Re: Has AA Slipped Behind UA to Become The Number 3 Airline?

#3 in what objective metric? Market Cap, Margin, Return to Shareholders...three of the most important. Shareholders only care about ASMs if you tell them you're not going to keep in line with growth (or contraction) that will maintain their returns. Hate to tell you but AA isn't #3 and Delta isn't ...

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by WkndWanderer
Tue Aug 07, 2018 6:13 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Iran sanctions and new EU statement
Replies: 136
Views: 6120

Re: Iran Sanctions and New EU statment

I'm thankful we have a President in office that wants to protect Jews on this Earth, unlike our last one that shared your hate of Jews such as myself. Iran was on the brink of nuclear capability and the last President spearheaded years of an international sanctions coalition to force them to the ta...

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by WkndWanderer
Tue Aug 07, 2018 5:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta CEO: We beat AA/UA because we have the revenue to sustain it
Replies: 127
Views: 13306

Re: Delta CEO: We beat AA/UA because we have the revenue to sustain it

Huh? The concept of a “fortress hub” is that the operating carrier dominates the local market to the point that it controls the pricing. AA doesn’t have overwhelming control over the DFW/DAL market and therefore WN is able to exert significant influence in pricing. That I connect at DFW over ORD do...

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by WkndWanderer
Tue Aug 07, 2018 4:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta CEO: We beat AA/UA because we have the revenue to sustain it
Replies: 127
Views: 13306

Re: Delta CEO: We beat AA/UA because we have the revenue to sustain it

DL had good timing with an improving economy whilst plowing money into the operation, and running very old planes with low fuel prices. When the economy tanks and fuel prices skyrocket, they will suddenly be on the wrong end of that curve. At $90/barrel I would imagine a lot of their routes will be...

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by WkndWanderer
Tue Aug 07, 2018 4:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United seeks to return to JFK
Replies: 223
Views: 33144

Re: United seeks to return to JFK

not that much transatlantic activity in EWR. That is very incorrect. United flies transatlantic from EWR to: AMS, TXL, BRU, DUB, EDI, FRA, GNV, LIS, LHR, MAD, MAN, MXP, MUC, CDG, FCO, ZRH, TLV, ATH, GLA, HAM, KEF, SHN, VCE, and that doesn't even count other airline service. *facepalm* You're only t...

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by WkndWanderer
Tue Aug 07, 2018 3:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta CEO: We beat AA/UA because we have the revenue to sustain it
Replies: 127
Views: 13306

Re: Delta CEO: We beat AA/UA because we have the revenue to sustain it

DAL serves the same market as DFW; it would be foolhardy to insist that WN has no influence on AA’s pricing. AA’s local market share (that is, excluding connecting traffic) at DFW is in the 50s. I don’t have WN’s numbers offhand, but it’s likely at least 50%; that places AA’s overall share of local...

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by WkndWanderer
Tue Aug 07, 2018 3:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta CEO: We beat AA/UA because we have the revenue to sustain it
Replies: 127
Views: 13306

Re: Delta CEO: We beat AA/UA because we have the revenue to sustain it

DFW is not a “fortress hub”; WN is a bigger player to AA from DAL than it is to DL at ATL. AA finished last year with an 85.4% market share at DFW, and an 89.4% market share in CLT in 2016, both higher than DL at ATL, of course they're fortress hubs. DAL serves the same market as DFW; it would be f...

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by WkndWanderer
Tue Aug 07, 2018 2:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta CEO: We beat AA/UA because we have the revenue to sustain it
Replies: 127
Views: 13306

Re: Delta CEO: We beat AA/UA because we have the revenue to sustain it

I certainly hope ENOUGH PILOTS ON DL MAINLINE read the important....and elusive growth plan of "Utilizing Partnerships"! During the last 20years that is all we ve done. CODESHARES, JV, DLConnection, how about flying our own metal? TO NEW DESTINATIONS. Now that is a novel concept.... and g...

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by WkndWanderer
Tue Aug 07, 2018 2:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta CEO: We beat AA/UA because we have the revenue to sustain it
Replies: 127
Views: 13306

Re: Delta CEO: We beat AA/UA because we have the revenue to sustain it

Dl wins due to their fortress hubs. That’s where the advantages are. Until aa and ua can build their fortress hubs to the levels of atl dtw and msp, delta will have the edge even with all of their domestic adventures at sea lax and bos. AA has DFW and CLT, but I think they could build up DFW even b...

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by WkndWanderer
Mon Aug 06, 2018 8:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta CEO: We beat AA/UA because we have the revenue to sustain it
Replies: 127
Views: 13306

Re: Delta CEO: We beat AA/UA because we have the revenue to sustain it

The same few will always chime in with their own facts..”antiques?” yeah your showing straight up ignorance right now. DLs planes are not antique and look much better on the inside than the other two. Add the better service, employee morale, profitability and record breaking profit sharing and you ...

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by WkndWanderer
Mon Aug 06, 2018 8:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta CEO: We beat AA/UA because we have the revenue to sustain it
Replies: 127
Views: 13306

Re: Delta CEO: We beat AA/UA because we have the revenue to sustain it

Bastian is bragging that his is the best run airline. The data says that WN is. He's bragging about his airline specifically compared against American and United which are the most comparable carriers, it's pretty clear in the interview. He never made a margin comparison to Southwest. "You com...

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by WkndWanderer
Fri Aug 03, 2018 12:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why are Airbus planes still called "Airbus Industrie" when booking tickets?
Replies: 29
Views: 5142

Re: Why are Airbus planes still called "Airbus Industrie" when booking tickets?

In the not too distant past AA still had plenty of MD80 references listed as the Douglas Super 80, S80, or something to that effect

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by WkndWanderer
Thu Aug 02, 2018 12:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aeroméxico E190 Accident in Durango July 31
Replies: 259
Views: 48064

Re: Aeroméxico E190 Accident in Durango July 31

Good news that everybody survived! Are there any precedents to this kind of accident (that the plane takes off and immediately after take-off slams to the ground due to the weather and apparently not any mechanical failure)? Aug. 15, 1975 at DEN (Stapleton), Continental 426 (B-727-200) encountered ...

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by WkndWanderer
Tue Jul 31, 2018 9:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aeroméxico E190 Accident in Durango July 31
Replies: 259
Views: 48064

Re: AeroMexico AC Down 7/31/2018

https://twitter.com/i/status/1024406338468753408


Does that look like a trail of ripped up field/debris behind the main wreck in that video? Like it slid through the field for a while before stopping.
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rufflesx wrote:
This video was apparently shot 5 minutes after the incident

https://twitter.com/i/status/1024406338468753408


Does that look like a trail of ripped up field/debris behind the main wreck in that video? Like it slid through the field for a while before stopping.

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