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by ilovelamp
Sat Sep 22, 2018 12:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: David Neeleman - "Moxy will be a Tech Company that flies Airplanes"
Replies: 14
Views: 1994

Re: David Neeleman - "Moxy will be a Tech Company that flies Airplanes"

Leveraging technology to reduce your interactions with humans. In other words, lower costs. That’s the only way this survives. I think he knows that but is spinning it as a positive. Lower costs and prevent an accumulation of jobs that require all the people expenses. Other airlines make you work t...

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by ilovelamp
Fri Sep 21, 2018 11:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: David Neeleman - "Moxy will be a Tech Company that flies Airplanes"
Replies: 14
Views: 1994

Re: David Neeleman - "Moxy will be a Tech Company that flies Airplanes"

It will also be a company making a profit for a few years with a crop of zero seniority/bottom of the pay scale new hires in a industry where time based seniority is everything. And when the labor costs inevitably go up with time, he will sell. (speed up this timeline 2x if the pilots/FAs unionize ...

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by ilovelamp
Fri Sep 21, 2018 9:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: David Neeleman - "Moxy will be a Tech Company that flies Airplanes"
Replies: 14
Views: 1994

Re: David Neeleman - "Moxy will be a Tech Company that flies Airplanes"

Leveraging technology to reduce your interactions with humans. In other words, lower costs. That’s the only way this survives. I think he knows that but is spinning it as a positive.

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by ilovelamp
Wed Sep 12, 2018 12:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Going On In Nashville? - 2018
Replies: 1770
Views: 103120

Re: What's Going On In Nashville? - 2018

it's far too premature to say WN will loose here without seeing some data coming out. A lot will depend how committed WN is to BNA. DL has made a habit of loosing money on a lot of money on routes out of SEA/BOS/RDU to build market relevance. WN can certainly do the same if it wants to gain even mo...

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by ilovelamp
Tue Sep 11, 2018 8:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Going On In Nashville? - 2018
Replies: 1770
Views: 103120

What's Going On In Nashville? - 2018

it's far too premature to say WN will loose here without seeing some data coming out. A lot will depend how committed WN is to BNA. DL has made a habit of loosing money on a lot of money on routes out of SEA/BOS/RDU to build market relevance. WN can certainly do the same if it wants to gain even mo...

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by ilovelamp
Wed Aug 29, 2018 9:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL opens new Rolls Royce engine shop
Replies: 33
Views: 4401

Re: DL opens new Rolls Royce engine shop

Where do they intend to get customers in North America? 330-900 sales are tepid to say the least and it appears questionable if UAL will take their A350s, and they probably wouldn't be thrilled giving the engine business to DAL, even through a power by the hour deal. AA cxld their 359 orders didn't...

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by ilovelamp
Sun Aug 26, 2018 7:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta F/A's & Fleet Workers Could Vote on Union Soon
Replies: 228
Views: 13192

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

https://www.seattletimes.com/business/boeing-aerospace/some-delta-air-lines-workers-got-much-skimpier-bonuses/ And here is where they had to restore it to fight the union drives. http://m.startribune.com/delta-unites-bonus-plans-for-employees-a-boost-to-its-nonpilot-workers/448498063/ You’re using ...

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by ilovelamp
Tue Aug 21, 2018 4:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Equips 600th Aircraft With Seatback Entertainment
Replies: 73
Views: 6302

Re: Delta Equips 600th Aircraft With Seatback Entertainment

Another potential benefit of seatback IFE is redundancy. These WiFi systems aren’t 100% reliable. Neither is the seatback IFE, of course, but at least Delta has the redundancy in most of their fleet. Also, if anyone is looking for a way to use wireless Bluetooth headphones with seatback IFE...checko...

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by ilovelamp
Tue Aug 14, 2018 3:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: QX employee steals and crashes Q400 near SEA
Replies: 705
Views: 93408

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

I would like to see un-edited clear camera footage of him positioning the plane going inside closing the door....and then footage of the taxying and take off. Airports are riddled with cameras!!. There is something about this story that makes NO sense. Sorry, there are MANY things about this story ...

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by ilovelamp
Mon Aug 13, 2018 8:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Going On In Nashville? - 2018
Replies: 1770
Views: 103120

Re: What's Going On In Nashville? - 2018

Midwestindy wrote:
southwest1675 wrote:
BNA has an announcement at 10am tomorrow. I have a feeling it could be WS to YVR.


Probably F9 related, they have had a string of 10am announcements dating back to last week. But I may be wrong


Awesome. Maybe F9 should go ahead and cancel 20-30% of these new flights to get ahead of the game.

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by ilovelamp
Sat Aug 11, 2018 7:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: QX employee steals and crashes Q400 near SEA
Replies: 705
Views: 93408

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

Seeing the videos, I'm amazed how sim training enables a person to fly a plane pretty well on their first try.... David Flying a plane - especially on a clear day - is not that hard. Landing the plane is the reasons pilots are trained and paid what they are. You missed a lot and in the process - ho...

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by ilovelamp
Wed Aug 01, 2018 10:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aeroméxico E190 Accident in Durango July 31
Replies: 259
Views: 48088

Re: Aeroméxico E190 Accident in Durango July 31

You never abort after V1. It would have to be catastrophically extreme In one sentence you say never abort above V1. In the next you say only if it’s an extreme situation. So which is it? Never say never... If the airplane won’t fly you have no choice. Given the debris field and report of a lightni...

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by ilovelamp
Wed Aug 01, 2018 9:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aeroméxico E190 Accident in Durango July 31
Replies: 259
Views: 48088

Re: Aeroméxico E190 Accident in Durango July 31

If it does turn out to be the result of a RTO after V1, the captain is going to have to justify why he aborted the takeoff when he did. It has to be something pretty serious or extreme post V1 for a pilot to abort instead of continuing the takeoff when you get to that speed due to the risk of an ov...

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by ilovelamp
Wed Aug 01, 2018 1:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aeroméxico E190 Accident in Durango July 31
Replies: 259
Views: 48088

Re: Aeroméxico E190 Accident in Durango July 31

Thank goodness that there were no fatalities. I was flying on an Aeromexico flight whennnews came through. The suggestion is that there was a strong crosswind gust(s) that impacted the takeoff. Not sure how true this could be, but it’s worth a mention here. If it’s true there was an engine failure ...

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