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by UPlog
Thu Sep 19, 2019 12:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FedEx to park 35 planes on weaker demand
Replies: 37
Views: 9337

Re: FedEx to park 35 planes on weaker demand

Point is that removal of Amazon a low yield customer is hardly a bump in the road, instead, the real speed bump is global macro issues and resultant market softness.

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by UPlog
Thu Sep 19, 2019 12:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FedEx to park 35 planes on weaker demand
Replies: 37
Views: 9337

Re: FedEx to park 35 planes on weaker demand

"We believe Amazon was one of FedEx’s least profitable customers on a margin basis, representing less than 1.3% of FedEx’s $69.7 billion of FY 19 revenue, the majority of it for FedEx Express rather than FedEx Ground," Jonathan Root, Moody’s senior vice president and lead FedEx analyst, s...

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by UPlog
Wed Sep 18, 2019 5:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FedEx to park 35 planes on weaker demand
Replies: 37
Views: 9337

Re: FedEx to park 35 planes on weaker demand

I doubt Amazon matters much in the big scheme. Its more about macro indicators. The entire global freight market is in negative territory this year.

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by UPlog
Wed Sep 18, 2019 3:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SFO Runway 28L closure - How Bad?
Replies: 123
Views: 19694

Re: SFO Runway 28L closure - How Bad?

Near 3 hour average delays today CTL ELEMENT: SFO ELEMENT TYPE: APT ADL TIME: 1251Z DELAY ASSIGNMENT MODE: UDP ARRIVALS ESTIMATED FOR: 18/1400Z - 19/0759Z CUMULATIVE PROGRAM PERIOD: 18/1400Z - 19/0759Z PROGRAM RATE: 27/27/27/27/27/27/27/27/30/30/30/30/30/30/30/30/30/30 FLT INCL: ALL CONTIGUOUS US DE...

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by UPlog
Tue Sep 17, 2019 6:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hong Kong Airlines to further reduce capacity
Replies: 2
Views: 1598

Re: Hong Kong Airlines to further reduce capacity

Heard a rumor that HX was parking a pair of A330F freighters also.

Its sad but demand continues to evaporate in Hong Kong.

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by UPlog
Mon Sep 16, 2019 11:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SFO Runway 28L closure - How Bad?
Replies: 123
Views: 19694

Re: SFO Runway 28L closure - How Bad?

3+ hour average delays on Monday CTL ELEMENT: SFO ELEMENT TYPE: APT ADL TIME: 1243Z DELAY ASSIGNMENT MODE: UDP ARRIVALS ESTIMATED FOR: 16/1400Z - 17/0759Z CUMULATIVE PROGRAM PERIOD: 16/1400Z - 17/0759Z PROGRAM RATE: 27/27/27/27/27/27/27/30/30/30/30/30/30/30/30/30/30/30 FLT INCL: ALL CONTIGUOUS US DE...

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by UPlog
Mon Sep 16, 2019 10:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JAL reveals updated 77W business class product
Replies: 31
Views: 6666

Re: JAL reveals updates 77W business class product

The refresh looks nice. Current maroon/purple was looking a bit drab at times. Is that 7 abreast? Compared to 4 on AA, CX , AY (fellow oneworld members) and others? I am surprised. Its a pretty good and space-efficient product which offers all aisle access. Basically similar to what ANA also offers ...

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by UPlog
Sun Sep 15, 2019 4:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SFO Runway 28L closure - How Bad?
Replies: 123
Views: 19694

Re: SFO Runway 28L closure - How Bad?

Nearly 3-hour average delay for Sunday CTL ELEMENT: SFO ELEMENT TYPE: APT ADL TIME: 1249Z DELAY ASSIGNMENT MODE: UDP ARRIVALS ESTIMATED FOR: 15/1400Z - 16/0759Z CUMULATIVE PROGRAM PERIOD: 15/1400Z - 16/0759Z PROGRAM RATE: 27/27/27/27/27/30/30/30/30/30/30/30/30/30/30/30/30/30 FLT INCL: ALL CONTIGUOUS...

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by UPlog
Sun Sep 15, 2019 1:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA downgauges SFO-HKG and EWR-HKG
Replies: 61
Views: 11315

Re: UA downgrades SFO-HKG and EWR-HKG

HKG passenger counts were off 12.5% year over year in August. Airport numbers are deceiving. Totals include Transit clients. CX stated last week " The airline said inbound traffic to Hong Kong in August had fallen by 38% compared with the previous year, and it did not anticipate September woul...

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by UPlog
Sun Sep 15, 2019 1:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SFO Runway 28L closure - How Bad?
Replies: 123
Views: 19694

Re: SFO Runway 28L closure - How Bad?

Pretty bad for Saturday. Average delay of 2:28 CTL ELEMENT: SFO ELEMENT TYPE: APT ADL TIME: 0108Z DELAY ASSIGNMENT MODE: UDP ARRIVALS ESTIMATED FOR: 15/0200Z - 15/0659Z CUMULATIVE PROGRAM PERIOD: 14/1500Z - 15/0659Z PROGRAM RATE: 30 FLT INCL: ALL CONTIGUOUS US DEP DEP SCOPE: (ALL+CZV_AP) ZLA ZAU ZLC...

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by UPlog
Sat Sep 14, 2019 8:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA downgauges SFO-HKG and EWR-HKG
Replies: 61
Views: 11315

Re: UA downgrades SFO-HKG and EWR-HKG

Seems to me the bottom has fallen out of the HKG market. Tourism officials reported August arrivals were down 40%. Certainly scared off many that would have potentially been on these United flights. I wonder if the planned 2nd SFO-HKG will even launch under these circumstances? I've been a cabin cre...

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by UPlog
Wed Sep 11, 2019 5:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cathay Pacific to cut capacity
Replies: 37
Views: 11374

Re: Cathay Pacific to cut capacity

^^^ Interesting. Have two trips to Hong Kong coming up for tourism/fun. Haven’t had a single concern or thought once about not going. It’s interesting what scares people these days - or, perhaps, let’s them justify their own fears. Love the city and the food, can’t wait to go back. Don't believe pe...

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by UPlog
Wed Sep 11, 2019 3:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SFO Runway 28L closure - How Bad?
Replies: 123
Views: 19694

Re: SFO Runway 28L closure - How Bad?

Day 5 = much improved 181min average delays CTL ELEMENT: SFO ELEMENT TYPE: APT ADL TIME: 1207Z DELAY ASSIGNMENT MODE: UDP ARRIVALS ESTIMATED FOR: 11/1400Z - 12/0759Z CUMULATIVE PROGRAM PERIOD: 11/1400Z - 12/0759Z PROGRAM RATE: 27/27/27/27/27/27/27/27/27/27/27/27/27/27/27/27/27/50 FLT INCL: ALL CONTI...

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by UPlog
Tue Sep 10, 2019 5:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SFO Runway 28L closure - How Bad?
Replies: 123
Views: 19694

Re: SFO Runway 28L closure - How Bad?

Day 4 = mere 215min average delays CTL ELEMENT: SFO ELEMENT TYPE: APT ADL TIME: 1206Z DELAY ASSIGNMENT MODE: UDP ARRIVALS ESTIMATED FOR: 10/1400Z - 11/0759Z CUMULATIVE PROGRAM PERIOD: 10/1400Z - 11/0759Z PROGRAM RATE: 25/25/25/25/27/27/27/27/27/27/27/27/27/27/27/27/26/54 FLT INCL: ALL CONTIGUOUS US ...

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by UPlog
Mon Sep 09, 2019 8:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SFO Runway 28L closure - How Bad?
Replies: 123
Views: 19694

Re: SFO Runway 28L closure - How Bad?

Yeah, but they knew going in that the capacity hit was going to be waaaaaaay more than 10%. I'm not talking about what airlines volunteered to do, I'm talking about what the airport operator should be mandating airlines do. The airport does not have the authority to tell airlines they cant operate ...

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by UPlog
Mon Sep 09, 2019 4:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SFO Runway 28L closure - How Bad?
Replies: 123
Views: 19694

Re: SFO Runway 28L closure - How Bad?

Day 3 = 225min average delays to start the morning off CTL ELEMENT: SFO ELEMENT TYPE: APT ADL TIME: 1219Z DELAY ASSIGNMENT MODE: UDP ARRIVALS ESTIMATED FOR: 09/1400Z - 10/0759Z CUMULATIVE PROGRAM PERIOD: 09/1400Z - 10/0759Z PROGRAM RATE: 27/27/27/27/27/26/26/26/26/26/26/26/26/26/26/26/26/26 FLT INCL...

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by UPlog
Sun Sep 08, 2019 5:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SFO Runway 28L closure - How Bad?
Replies: 123
Views: 19694

Re: SFO Runway 28L closure - How Bad?

Day 2 Average delay - 240 minutes CTL ELEMENT: SFO ELEMENT TYPE: APT ADL TIME: 1238Z DELAY ASSIGNMENT MODE: UDP ARRIVALS ESTIMATED FOR: 08/1430Z - 09/0759Z CUMULATIVE PROGRAM PERIOD: 08/1430Z - 09/0759Z PROGRAM RATE: 25 FLT INCL: ALL CONTIGUOUS US DEP DEP SCOPE: (ALL+CZV_AP) ZLA ZAU ZLC ZTL ZDC ZNY ...

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by UPlog
Sat Sep 07, 2019 7:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL closing NRT. Suspends NRT-SIN, Announces ICN-MNL
Replies: 316
Views: 55023

Re: DL closing NRT. Suspends NRT-SIN, Announces ICN-MNL

Still curious what actual slots times the U.S carriers will get at HND. Now DL join UA in selling seats. Lets see if schedules stick or not. I believe the IATA slot conference is in November.

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by UPlog
Fri Sep 06, 2019 12:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Mesa signs MOU for up to 100 Mitsubishi SpaceJet's
Replies: 57
Views: 10640

Re: Mesa signs MOU for up to 100 Mitsubishi SpaceJet's

https://thepointsguy.com/news/american- ... itsubishi/
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Both AA and UA speaking with Mesa about M100s.

American, United could soon be flying ‘SpaceJets’
https://thepointsguy.com/news/american- ... itsubishi/

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by UPlog
Fri Sep 06, 2019 12:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Mesa signs MOU for up to 100 Mitsubishi SpaceJet's
Replies: 57
Views: 10640

Re: Mesa signs MOU for up to 100 Mitsubishi SpaceJet's

From what I have seen the relaunched M100 model is perfectly tailored to squeeze in under industry scope clauses something E2 cant.

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by UPlog
Fri Sep 06, 2019 12:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Miami mechanic arrested for sabotaging aircraft
Replies: 114
Views: 18231

Re: AA Miami mechanic arrested for sabotaging aircraft

What an idiot.

Loss of air data information could lead to catastrophic consequences.

Hopefully, they lock him up for a long time.

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by UPlog
Thu Sep 05, 2019 10:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Mesa signs MOU for up to 100 Mitsubishi SpaceJet's
Replies: 57
Views: 10640

Re: Mesa signs MOU for up to 100 Mitsubishi SpaceJet's

https://www.flightglobal.com/news/artic ... -f-460666/
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Congrats Mitsubishi.

For UA pilots, it seems they might be willing to make a deal in return for better long term mainline (esp widebody) fleet guarantees.
https://www.flightglobal.com/news/artic ... -f-460666/

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by UPlog
Wed Sep 04, 2019 4:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta pilots now going after AeroMexico JV over concerns for labor arbitrage
Replies: 45
Views: 5615

Re: Delta pilots now going after AeroMexico JV over concerns for labor arbitrage

when is the current ALPA contract up? Seems like a nasty fight ahead. December 31, 2019 Is there already a JV scope clause in the pilots' contract? If so, can anyone post the verbiage? Yes. No point in posting long passages from paragraphs, but there is specific guidance. In simplistic terms the JV...

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by UPlog
Tue Sep 03, 2019 11:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SNA and FedEx A300
Replies: 40
Views: 5494

Re: Sna and FedEx a300

If UPS and FedEx needed more capacity at SNA why don't they use the extra freight slots that they have at SNA but always return to the airport. Because the overnight sort is not daily. From West Coast it's generally Mon-Thu or Mon-Fri service depending on the station. SNA is Mon-Thu with any Fri vo...

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by UPlog
Tue Sep 03, 2019 10:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta pilots now going after AeroMexico JV over concerns for labor arbitrage
Replies: 45
Views: 5615

Re: Delta pilots now going after AeroMexico JV over concerns for labor arbitrage

The contract violations are being dealt with via the arbitration process. For the AM-DL JV, the union believes there have been 7 scope violations. 3 of 7 have been arbitrated and are awaiting final judgment. Longer-term in the next contract, DL pilots will surely seek tighter scope language to prote...

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by UPlog
Tue Sep 03, 2019 6:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta pilots now going after AeroMexico JV over concerns for labor arbitrage
Replies: 45
Views: 5615

Re: Delta pilots now going after AeroMexico JV over concerns for labor arbitrage

:box:

Cant really blame the DL pilots when their contract is being ignored and repeatedly violated with minimum levels of promised flying not being met.

Wait till they get to the Korean Air venture. That one has been in violation since its first day.

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by UPlog
Mon Sep 02, 2019 7:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SNA and FedEx A300
Replies: 40
Views: 5494

Re: Sna and FedEx a300

I know for a fact that UPS will eventually increase gauge at SNA.
The 757 is often too small with volume having to be moved up to LGB (a 767).

A 763 should not have issues at SNA. All we are talking about is a 3.5 hour hop to SDF. Plane won't be that heavy.

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by UPlog
Thu Aug 29, 2019 5:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 2020 SNA Slot Allocation released
Replies: 52
Views: 6182

Re: 2020 SNA Slot Allocation released

Although ONT has had a terrible decline, you cannot deny the recent resurgence in flights which shows no signs of letting up. ONT is throwing money at airlines. More interesting will be when the incentives run out and flights must stand on their own feet. Also sooner or later a recession will arriv...

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by UPlog
Thu Aug 29, 2019 2:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 2020 SNA Slot Allocation released
Replies: 52
Views: 6182

Re: 2020 SNA Slot Allocation released

So fewer flights with larger gauge aircraft. Interesting.

Thanks for posting!

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by UPlog
Wed Aug 28, 2019 10:43 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: American Airlines Launches Facial Recognition To Board Passengers At DFW Airport
Replies: 15
Views: 1545

Re: American Airlines Launches Facial Recognition To Board Passengers At DFW Airport

Much about nothing. The government already has your biometrics if you have a passport or state license/ID. This is only a small sliver of what is coming. IATA is working on a process where your face becomes your ID and you will be able to move from the curb to the plane without any physical document...

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by UPlog
Tue Aug 27, 2019 2:08 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: CX and other companies fighting social media
Replies: 33
Views: 1576

Re: CX and other companies fighting social media

And again, where do you want to draw the line? Just how much restrictions are you OK with someone placing on your life? How important is your job and potential livelihood to you? If its of importance, then I would ensure being aligned with any policies and not look to rock any boats per se. If you ...

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by UPlog
Tue Aug 27, 2019 9:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New BKK Suvarnabhumi terminal "won't benefit users"
Replies: 12
Views: 3167

Re: New BKK Suvarnabhumi terminal "won't benefit users"

Sure a mall seems like a pretty apt thing to do in Thailand.

Btw, Is the ramp still sinking at the airport?

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by UPlog
Tue Aug 27, 2019 2:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SFO Runway 28L closure - How Bad?
Replies: 123
Views: 19694

Re: SFO Runway 28L closure - How Bad?

Considering how similar closure in 2018 led to many long delays, its pretty safe to assume same will happen. Per SFO airport advisory for this upcoming work: San Francisco International Airport (SFO) announced plans to close Runway 28L for 20 days in September to construct a new base layer below the...

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by UPlog
Mon Aug 26, 2019 12:54 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: CX and other companies fighting social media
Replies: 33
Views: 1576

Re: CX and other companies fighting social media

As mentioned by others companies do increasingly have codes of conduct for employees.

Acting like fools or taking part in questionable activities even on so called personal time can bring unwanted attention to your employer in this era of social media.

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by UPlog
Mon Aug 26, 2019 6:05 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Should UA deploy more Wide-Body aircraft on SFO-EWR
Replies: 7
Views: 911

Re: Should UA deploy more Wide-Body aircraft on SFO-EWR

Simply adding seats may very well reduce the profitability by diluting yields.

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by UPlog
Fri Aug 23, 2019 10:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United suspends ORD-HKG
Replies: 117
Views: 21825

Re: United suspends ORD-HKG

Makes one wonder if the 2nd daily SFO-HKG will really launch or even needed for the market during the coming winter?

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by UPlog
Wed Aug 21, 2019 5:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA pays $22mil fine for falsifying mail delivery records
Replies: 7
Views: 2294

Re: AA pays $22mil fine for falsifying mail delivery records

Don’t mess with USPS.

I recall way back when NW got caught doing the same thing. They would have carts and carts of mail sitting on the ramp at their origin or enroute cities while claiming the mail was already tendered at their destination.

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by UPlog
Tue Aug 20, 2019 2:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Japan allocates Haneda international slots to 9 nations
Replies: 133
Views: 27531

Re: Japan allocates additional Haneda international slots to ANA & JAL

ITSTours wrote:
what's 0.5? How does it work? Only arrival or departure?


Probably day of week service. For example a route that operates 3x weekly.

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by UPlog
Mon Aug 19, 2019 11:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LGB files criminal charges against Mesa Airlines for noise violations
Replies: 169
Views: 14769

Re: LGB files criminal charges against Mesa Airlines for noise violations

What did these people do when McDouglas was there? They still throw a sh*tfit every time a DC-8, MD-80, DC-10, C-17 flew over? Wth changed in the last 15 years? I don't recall seeing night flights. Seems everything was done pretty much Mon-Fri daylight hours. The DOT needs to grow a pair with these...

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by UPlog
Mon Aug 19, 2019 6:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LGB files criminal charges against Mesa Airlines for noise violations
Replies: 169
Views: 14769

Re: LGB files criminal charges against Mesa Airlines for noise violations

I'm honestly surprised that LGB still has service considering their history of treating carriers poorly (especially B6) when it comes to the noise ordinance. When airlines decide to start operating at the airport and sign their operating agreements they well know what the rules are. Follow them, or...

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by UPlog
Mon Aug 19, 2019 3:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LGB files criminal charges against Mesa Airlines for noise violations
Replies: 169
Views: 14769

Re: LGB files criminal charges against Mesa Airlines for noise violations

Mesa should well know if they will bust curfew or not as they come from short hop in PHX.
If they cant make it, they should either not even depart PHX, or operate to into SoCal airport like LAX or ONT.

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by UPlog
Sat Aug 17, 2019 6:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta pilots file objection to expanded JVs
Replies: 133
Views: 14276

Re: Delta pilots file objection to expanded JVs

Not something to strike over. Instead, they have filed grievances which will work their way through, in addition union has taken a more vocal stance with DOT filings, website, etc. KOREAN AIR JV, 14 Scope Contract Violations Eight violations related to the Korean Air Joint Venture were heard by a fi...

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by UPlog
Sat Aug 17, 2019 4:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United announces proposed 2020 Haneda schedule
Replies: 47
Views: 7780

Re: United announces proposed 2020 Haneda schedule

Limo HND<>NRT :shakehead: We tried it briefly at my company and it did not work well. The only time I see it now are part of short domestic or regional(Seoul-Tokyo) deadheads and then limo to NRT, but those are pretty rare also. In general, if you operate into NRT, you'll operate out from there also...

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by UPlog
Sat Aug 17, 2019 4:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta pilots file objection to expanded JVs
Replies: 133
Views: 14276

Re: Delta pilots file objection to expanded JVs

A few people have mentioned Delta pilots look at a number of flights under the JV, that is simply incorrect. The Atlantic JV flying measure is based on EASK (equivalent available seat kilometers) - a measurement of capacity adjusted for an aircraft’s seat density and cargo capacity. For example, DL ...

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by UPlog
Sat Aug 17, 2019 4:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta pilots file objection to expanded JVs
Replies: 133
Views: 14276

Re: Delta pilots file objection to expanded JVs

http://dalscope.org/

I guess Delta has been in violation for 25 months in current contract cycle with DL portion of JV flying falling short of contractual minimums.
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Delta pilots have put up a website with lots more detail.

http://dalscope.org/

I guess Delta has been in violation for 25 months in current contract cycle with DL portion of JV flying falling short of contractual minimums.

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by UPlog
Fri Aug 16, 2019 11:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta pilots file objection to expanded JVs
Replies: 133
Views: 14276

Re: Delta pilots file objection to expanded JVs

Pilots are asking for the DOT to maintain a 5-year review period of the ATI and as part of the review assess the balance of flying under the alliance and also the impact on US aviation jobs. They also bring up that DOT public interest analysis requires consideration about the competitive position of...

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by UPlog
Fri Aug 16, 2019 8:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United announces proposed 2020 Haneda schedule
Replies: 47
Views: 7780

Re: United announces proposed 2020 Haneda schedule

I think HND will function much more as Tokyo O&D market while NRT will serve as beyond connecting point for UA/NH JV across Asia.

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