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by ilovelamp
Mon Mar 16, 2020 1:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Early retirement for flight crews
Replies: 72
Views: 11510

Re: Early retirement for flight crews

One thing to keep in mind in all of this is training capacity. Before the events of the last few weeks, that capacity was earmarked for mostly new hire training and large bid awards to include a lot of upgrades to captain and upward movement for FOs. Now, it appears that capacity will be needed for...

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by ilovelamp
Sun Mar 15, 2020 11:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Early retirement for flight crews
Replies: 72
Views: 11510

Re: Early retirement for flight crews

One thing to keep in mind in all of this is training capacity. Before the events of the last few weeks, that capacity was earmarked for mostly new hire training and large bid awards to include a lot of upgrades to captain and upward movement for FOs. Now, it appears that capacity will be needed for ...

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by ilovelamp
Sun Mar 15, 2020 3:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Early retirement for flight crews
Replies: 72
Views: 11510

Re: Early retirement for flight crews

Airline seniority systems are complicated for those not in the industry.

If an entire fleet is parked, the company puts out a system-wise bid that most pilots can bid on. That reshuffles seniority on the remaining fleets and adds extra training events into the mix.

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by ilovelamp
Wed Dec 04, 2019 9:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AFA trying to unionize FAs at Delta
Replies: 503
Views: 38339

Re: AFA trying to unionize FAs at Delta

Same company. Why did ALL the other employees get the same raise at DL than the pilots? Why did the pilots keep their PS percentage while ALL other employees had theirs cut? And AA and UA FAs make more in total compensation than DL and enjoy work rules that can’t be changed at a whim. Again your st...

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by ilovelamp
Sat Nov 30, 2019 9:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AFA trying to unionize FAs at Delta
Replies: 503
Views: 38339

Re: AFA trying to unionize FAs at Delta

Wrong, as the PS is added to their total earnings on the W2. And taxes are paid on it. Added to the totals on the W2...yes. However, the IRS initially considers it a bonus and thus 25% is withheld. When taxes are filed it’s all reconciled based on the final tax bracket. ILL Learn the term laborator...

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by ilovelamp
Sat Nov 30, 2019 7:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AFA trying to unionize FAs at Delta
Replies: 503
Views: 38339

Re: AFA trying to unionize FAs at Delta

All wages, benefits, vacation and compensation are all subject to status quo. And again, DL will argue - successfully - that as profit sharing is not wages, benefits, vacation, nor regular compensation and has been variable in application, formulation, and amount, it will not fall under status quo....

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by ilovelamp
Fri Nov 29, 2019 3:04 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: UAL @ BWI
Replies: 29
Views: 2726

Re: UAL @ BWI

Come on over to Delta. We’d love to have you!

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by ilovelamp
Sun Nov 24, 2019 2:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ATL operations
Replies: 34
Views: 6105

Re: ATL operations

Ok so I'm not familiar with ATL at all, but looking at the airport diagram provided upthread, I am only seeing a taxiway V "loop" as it allows aircraft to go around the approach end of 8R. I am confused with the terminology of a P "loop" as it looks like a full rollout on 27L wi...

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by ilovelamp
Fri Nov 22, 2019 6:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ATL operations
Replies: 34
Views: 6105

Re: ATL operations

Wrong. Peak efficiency is eastbound. The arrival rate peaks at 132 and that’s in triple visual east flow. I believe the highest departure rate is 118. On a west operation, all the 27L and 28 arrivals have to cross the departure runway 27R. On an east op, all arrivals can utilize the Papa loop. And ...

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by ilovelamp
Fri Nov 22, 2019 3:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ATL operations
Replies: 34
Views: 6105

Re: ATL operations

http://www.airportviewer.com Select ATL and spend time observing traffic patterns. And, yes, peak efficiency is a west operation. Most 27R departures use the LC intersection. Heavies our aircraft with flow times mostly use full length. ILL Wrong. Peak efficiency is eastbound. The arrival rate peaks...

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by ilovelamp
Fri Nov 22, 2019 2:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ATL operations
Replies: 34
Views: 6105

ATL operations

http://www.airportviewer.com

Select ATL and spend time observing traffic patterns.

And, yes, peak efficiency is a west operation. Most 27R departures use the LC intersection. Heavies our aircraft with flow times mostly use full length.


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http://www.airportviewer.com

Select ATL and spend time observing traffic patterns.

And, yes, peak efficiency is a west operation. Most 27R departures use the LC intersection. Heavies our aircraft with flow times mostly use full length.


ILL

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by ilovelamp
Mon Nov 18, 2019 8:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Updating Their Livery
Replies: 124
Views: 26990

Re: American Airlines Updating Their Livery

I’ve always disliked the paint job after the merger with Airways. If you look close enough to the tail, there’s close to a dozen different colors...translation...this is one expensive livery. Wouldn’t surprise me if they made changes just to make it cheaper.

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by ilovelamp
Sat Nov 16, 2019 7:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AFA trying to unionize FAs at Delta
Replies: 503
Views: 38339

Re: AFA trying to unionize FAs at Delta

https://www.cntraveler.com/story/innovators-sara-nelson-flight-attendant-union/amp The AFA president is actually claiming sexism is why pilots make more than FAs. This won’t endear people to her cause. The argument is factually void of any logical reasoning. ILL At best, that's a joke. Sexism has n...

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by ilovelamp
Fri Nov 15, 2019 6:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AFA trying to unionize FAs at Delta
Replies: 503
Views: 38339

Re: AFA trying to unionize FAs at Delta

https://www.cntraveler.com/story/innova ... -union/amp

The AFA president is actually claiming sexism is why pilots make more than FAs.

This won’t endear people to her cause. The argument is factually void of any logical reasoning.


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https://www.cntraveler.com/story/innova ... -union/amp

The AFA president is actually claiming sexism is why pilots make more than FAs.

This won’t endear people to her cause. The argument is factually void of any logical reasoning.


ILL

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by ilovelamp
Tue Nov 05, 2019 6:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nashville Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1593
Views: 199695

Re: Nashville Aviation Thread - 2019

southwest1675 wrote:
ilovelamp wrote:
southwest1675 wrote:

City of Madison was begging for a flight to Nashville.


Why?


ILL


I’ll have to find the article, but they just really liked the tourism aspect.


No need to go dig for it. I’ll buy the tourism bit. Wasn’t sure if there was a business connection I missed.


ILL

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by ilovelamp
Tue Nov 05, 2019 6:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AFA trying to unionize FAs at Delta
Replies: 503
Views: 38339

Re: AFA trying to unionize FAs at Delta

“Several” is not a big sample when compared to a 25000+ FA group. Also, DTW is a former NWA hub. Very easy to find union-loving FAs there. I’m in the camp of letting them control their destiny. However, every statement in this thread voicing support or opposition has to be looked at with suspicion. ...

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by ilovelamp
Tue Nov 05, 2019 5:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nashville Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1593
Views: 199695

Re: Nashville Aviation Thread - 2019

southwest1675 wrote:
dronezone wrote:
Sun Country adding MSN-BNA starting in May 2020


City of Madison was begging for a flight to Nashville.


Why?


ILL

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by ilovelamp
Sat Nov 02, 2019 5:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AFA trying to unionize FAs at Delta
Replies: 503
Views: 38339

Re: AFA trying to unionize FAs at Delta

[DL] Pilots are unionized and was the only group who’s profit sharing wasn’t cut when all non-union employees had it cut. I'm sure there are DL pilots on here who can chime in to confirm, but didn't they negotiate to retain full (original formulas) profit sharing payout at the expense of other item...

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by ilovelamp
Wed Oct 30, 2019 5:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nashville Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1593
Views: 199695

Re: Nashville Aviation Thread - 2019

rexchase12 wrote:
Anybody know how long 2L-20R will be closed?


Currently scheduled to open on 12/13. That’s what the NOTAM says anyway.


ILL

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by ilovelamp
Tue Oct 29, 2019 10:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nashville Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1593
Views: 199695

Re: Nashville Aviation Thread - 2019

Allegiant is a home-basing airline for their crews. They focus primarily on day trips. The big advantage to the company is practically zero hotel costs for their crews.


ILL

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by ilovelamp
Tue Oct 29, 2019 2:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why does Delta have such a weak intl presence?
Replies: 35
Views: 6640

Re: Why does Delta have such a weak intl presence?

It is incredibly weak because they've outsourced their entire international network to the lowest bidder using their JV network. Meanwhile, United has rapidly grown to overtake Delta in the International arena and even AA which is otherwise in decline is starting to beat DL in the international sce...

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by ilovelamp
Mon Oct 28, 2019 11:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Unusual DL Flight-8961
Replies: 7
Views: 3425

Re: Unusual DL Flight-8961

If it’s not clear by now, 8000+ number DL flight numbers are charters and mainline repos are 9000+. ILL Not entirely true! We are operating some revenue segments in the 8000 series on behalf of AM due to the MAX grounding. I recently operated one JFK - MEX. :D But yes, the one mentioned by the OP i...

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by ilovelamp
Mon Oct 28, 2019 11:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Unusual DL Flight-8961
Replies: 7
Views: 3425

Unusual DL Flight-8961

If it’s not clear by now, 8000+ number DL flight numbers are charters/extra sections and mainline repos are 9000+.


ILL

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by ilovelamp
Sat Oct 26, 2019 9:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Thoughts on DL 717 longetivity
Replies: 49
Views: 13051

Re: Thoughts on DL 717 longetivity

I expect economics will kill them before time and cycles do. If not by fuel or maintenance costs, then mainline operating costs. I can't see 18-20 more years in DL service. Maybe some number will still be flying at the end of 2030. Have you been paying attention closely enough to see Delta is inves...

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by ilovelamp
Sat Oct 26, 2019 8:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Thoughts on DL 717 longetivity
Replies: 49
Views: 13051

Re: Thoughts on DL 717 longetivity

10-15 years easily. They keep the 88/90s running on life support it seems, no reason to think they won’t do that for the Angry Puppy.


ILL

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by ilovelamp
Thu Oct 10, 2019 4:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turbulence Along Eastern Seaboard 10/8
Replies: 6
Views: 1733

Re: Turbulence Along Eastern Seaboard 10/8

Severe turbulence causes structural damage to the airplane and injuries many times. Sounds like you had moderate turbulence. Severe turbulence looks like this: https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/capital-weather-gang/wp/2018/06/05/scariest-flight-of-my-life-hail-smashes-nose-of-plane-that-flew-into...

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by ilovelamp
Sun Oct 06, 2019 8:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Unticketed Pax Clears TSA, Boards DL Flight
Replies: 63
Views: 15409

Re: Unticketed Pax Clears TSA, Boards DL Flight

Some SIDA badges about to get revoked at the ATL. I mean, If it is piggy backing onto the jet bridge how was the agent not paying attention to her door? I have been to ATL, unless the passenger was familiar with the insides of the airport, it is almost impossible she could have sneaked through an e...

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by ilovelamp
Fri Oct 04, 2019 6:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Icelandair KEF-North American flights 10/4
Replies: 27
Views: 4075

Re: All outbound flights cancelled at KEF

Anyone know if this is the remnants of a hurricane?


ILL

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by ilovelamp
Mon Sep 30, 2019 2:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA beefs up MIA - South America flights, returns to BOS-LHR and extends European schedules
Replies: 175
Views: 24817

Re: AA beefs up MIA - South America flights, returns to BOS-LHR and extends European schedules

Great to see AA standing up to DL! I sure wish there was better S.A. service from the west coast...it's a haul to go all the way to MIA to then go south. Hint hint!! DL hasn’t even announced a single new route from this transaction, yet AA is standing up to them?! It’s playing blind chess. AA has n...

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by ilovelamp
Sat Sep 28, 2019 7:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ground Stop at PHL due to IT failure?
Replies: 5
Views: 2180

Re: Ground Stop at PHL due to IT failure?

Adipocere wrote:
Why would the FAA issue a general ground stop based on the request of a specific airline??


It happens more than you think and mostly in the major hubs. If the dominant airline has full gates, the FAA will grant that an airline a self-imposed GS.


Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk

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by ilovelamp
Fri Sep 27, 2019 2:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta buying 20% of LATAM
Replies: 867
Views: 126371

Re: Delta buying 20% of LATAM

Truly remarkable how a once bankrupt airline has skyrocketed to be the premier world airline. I suppose a combination of factors got them to this point, favorable US bankruptcy laws first and foremost, labor unions that sacrificed a lot, give it to the forward-thinking management and of course the ...

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by ilovelamp
Thu Sep 26, 2019 10:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta buying 20% of LATAM
Replies: 867
Views: 126371

Re: Delta buying 20% of LATAM

cokepopper wrote:
So now we know they real reason Delta had announced a record number of F/A hires for 2020. With 14 A350 coming on board. Hmm


Those birds are over 5 years so they don’t account for anything but a small amount of that flying.


ILL

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by ilovelamp
Sun Sep 22, 2019 1:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Can a pilot fly another airline's aircraft in an emergency?
Replies: 94
Views: 19486

Re: Can a pilot fly another airline's aircraft in an emergency?

Dieuwer wrote:
So in those movies where you see both pilots incapacitated, a passenger who never flew a plane get up and lands the plane with help from the tower, is a load of nonsense.


That’s why it’s in a movie...

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by ilovelamp
Wed Sep 18, 2019 4:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN2574 diverts to MGE (Dobbins ARB, GA)
Replies: 38
Views: 6903

Re: WN2574 diverts to MGE (Dobbins ARB, GA)

ATL had an unforecast TS about 2100-2200. Many flights airborne without alternate fuel. CHA got slammed with mainline Delta diversions.

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by ilovelamp
Wed Sep 11, 2019 9:21 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Which carrier has the most planes with seat back IFE on domestic US routes?
Replies: 23
Views: 2523

Re: Which carrier has the most planes with seat back IFE on domestic US routes?

Thank you for the responses. We have been moving away from American & United anyway based on past flying experiences (outside of seatback IFE availability) and have found Delta to have the best domestic product overall. Interesting. A few months ago you were infuriated with Delta: https://www.a...

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by ilovelamp
Tue Sep 10, 2019 10:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: Delta installing IFE on B717s
Replies: 104
Views: 16108

Re: Rumor: Delta installing IFE on B717s

cessna2 wrote:
I’m not sure where some of you are getting your info, but the only skyhub post I’ve seen about this subject is that it’s not true. So until there’s an official announcement, this is purely a rumor.


Join the 717 pilot group. It was in a post from the LLCP of the fleet.


ILL

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by ilovelamp
Tue Sep 10, 2019 8:41 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Which carrier has the most planes with seat back IFE on domestic US routes?
Replies: 23
Views: 2523

Re: Which carrier has the most planes with seat back IFE on domestic US routes?

By numbers, Delta is tops. Once the 88/90s retire and the 717s get their seatback IFE, their total fleet will be 100%...well over 800 aircraft. I believe the question is which carrier has the most planes with seatback IFE now, not at some theoretical future date. The correct answer, as was pointed ...

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by ilovelamp
Tue Sep 10, 2019 8:38 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Which carrier has the most planes with seat back IFE on domestic US routes?
Replies: 23
Views: 2523

Which carrier has the most planes with seat back IFE on domestic US routes?

By numbers, Delta is tops. Once the 88/90s retire and the 717s get their seatback IFE, their total fleet will be 100%...well over 800 aircraft. I believe the question is which carrier has the most planes with seatback IFE now, not at some theoretical future date. The correct answer, as was pointed ...

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by ilovelamp
Tue Sep 10, 2019 7:56 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Which carrier has the most planes with seat back IFE on domestic US routes?
Replies: 23
Views: 2523

Re: Which carrier has the most planes with seat back IFE on domestic US routes?

By numbers, Delta is tops. Once the 88/90s retire and the 717s get their seatback IFE, their total fleet will be 100%...well over 800 aircraft.

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by ilovelamp
Tue Sep 10, 2019 6:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: Delta installing IFE on B717s
Replies: 104
Views: 16108

Re: Rumor: Delta installing IFE on B717s

https://onemileatatime.com/delta-717/

I guess a blog post makes it not a rumor since a link is now provided...
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https://onemileatatime.com/delta-717/

I guess a blog post makes it not a rumor since a link is now provided...

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by ilovelamp
Tue Sep 10, 2019 2:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: Delta installing IFE on B717s
Replies: 104
Views: 16108

Rumor: Delta installing IFE on B717s

I guess it makes sense from the aspect that it'd be taking the only mainline plane without AVOD and bringing it in line with the rest of the fleet. All mainline aircraft have AVOD via wifi at a minimum. This will bring seatback IFE to all mainline aircraft except the 88/90s. Once the latter retires...

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by ilovelamp
Mon Sep 09, 2019 5:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: High altitude, high speed bird strikes
Replies: 18
Views: 4107

Re: High attitude, high speed bird strikes

Years ago I hit a flock of something around 18000’ going 320 knots. When I did the post-flight walk around, we had hits on both wings, both sides of the horizontal stab and ingestion in both motors.

Oh and that smell after the ingestion...


ILL

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by ilovelamp
Sat Sep 07, 2019 2:30 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What is a Mad Dog?
Replies: 16
Views: 1832

Re: What is a Mad Dog?

T18 wrote:
Imo the 717 is not a maddog, I call that the angry puppy, no MD in the model number and its new than the dog. Also not having MD in the name is why I've never considered the DC-9 series to be 'maddogs' either.


Redneck rocket is another good one for the 717.


ILL

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by ilovelamp
Sat Aug 31, 2019 11:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta announces employee pay increase effective October 1st
Replies: 10
Views: 6236

Re: Delta announces employee pay increase effective October 1st

Super80Fan wrote:
Is this for mainline employees only or also wholly owned subsidiaries like Endeavor?


Mainline only.

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by ilovelamp
Mon Aug 26, 2019 11:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nashville Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1593
Views: 199695

Re: Nashville Aviation Thread - 2019

https://www.wkrn.com/special-reports/global-economy-airport-expansion-will-land-nashville-more-international-flights/ WKRN News 2 did a story on BNA looking for additional international service. At this time, I don’t think it would be in BNA’s best interest to land another European flight. Should w...

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by ilovelamp
Tue Aug 20, 2019 1:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta pilots file objection to expanded JVs
Replies: 180
Views: 32259

Re: Delta pilots file objection to expanded JVs

RetiredNWA wrote:
This thread is an abject disaster with absolutely nothing constructive communicated.


“Pot, meet kettle.”

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by ilovelamp
Mon Aug 19, 2019 1:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta pilots file objection to expanded JVs
Replies: 180
Views: 32259

Re: Delta pilots file objection to expanded JVs

Just a correction: the EASK is 46.5%, not 48% nor 47.5%. And destinations aren't what matters, it's jobs. Recapturing higher EASKS ratios creates more top-scale jobs. Rumor has it DL is looking to accelerate 339 delivers next year, and take on a few leased 333s from WOW. It remains to be seen if th...

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by ilovelamp
Mon Aug 19, 2019 1:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta pilots file objection to expanded JVs
Replies: 180
Views: 32259

Re: Delta pilots file objection to expanded JVs

If your airline claims to be an international carrier and only flys 48% if it’s international commitment, there is issues...... Unless you are an airline employee, your comment is worthless. Don’t even try......, Airline employees, put yourself in these shoes..... DL flies 47.5% of the EASKs in the...

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by ilovelamp
Sun Aug 18, 2019 12:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta pilots file objection to expanded JVs
Replies: 180
Views: 32259

Re: Delta pilots file objection to expanded JVs

If your airline claims to be an international carrier and only flys 48% if it’s international commitment, there is issues...... Unless you are an airline employee, your comment is worthless. Don’t even try......, Airline employees, put yourself in these shoes..... DL flies 47.5% of the EASKs in the...

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