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by EBiafore99
Tue Aug 04, 2020 10:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Northwest Orient and Northwest Airlines
Replies: 61
Views: 12611

Re: Northwest Orient and Northwest Airlines

So I live in Detroit and remember the Northwest-Republic merger. At first, the word "Republic" was simply covered with "Northwest Orient". Then, as the new livery came out (which was the bowling shoe), "Orient" was dropped. My memory of your timeline is a little differ...

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by EBiafore99
Mon Aug 03, 2020 4:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Northwest Orient and Northwest Airlines
Replies: 61
Views: 12611

Re: Northwest Orient and Northwest Airlines

So I live in Detroit and remember the Northwest-Republic merger. At first, the word "Republic" was simply covered with "Northwest Orient". Then, as the new livery came out (which was the bowling shoe), "Orient" was dropped. IMO, NW service has never been cutting edge. H...

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by EBiafore99
Fri Jul 17, 2020 7:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: FI signs new FA contract (after stating will fire all FA and replace with pilots)
Replies: 148
Views: 26509

Re: FI Fires ALL FAs, Replaced By Pilots.

Based on what I read, in June, FI and the Union did reach an agreement that went to 2025. However, the membership rejected the agreement. If this is accurate, I don't have much sympathy for the flight attendants. Maybe in normal times, rejecting a contract is just part of the "game" betwee...

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by EBiafore99
Mon Jun 08, 2020 8:59 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: The most distant/inconvenient airports to their city
Replies: 50
Views: 3383

Re: The most distant/inconvenient airports to their city

In Asia, most airports located far from their respective cities are connected to their CBD by rail. But in North America, we build many airports very far from the CBD, with no rapid transit options. Think LAX, IAD, MCI, etc. Why oh why do we do this? What are the worst(or best) examples? Asked and ...

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by EBiafore99
Thu Mar 26, 2020 12:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The new domestic service standard: just water. DL now onboard.
Replies: 207
Views: 28324

Re: The new domestic service standard: just water. DL now onboard.

IMO, I can't see the problem with anything DL is doing. The reality is you are flying in a confined, metal tube. It takes only one person to put the entire aircraft at risk. The more times F/A's interact with passengers, they are not only risking themselves, but they also can become carriers of COVI...

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by EBiafore99
Wed Mar 18, 2020 12:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA, DL or UA Bankruptcy and "Credits"
Replies: 7
Views: 2673

Re: AA, DL or UA Bankruptcy and "Credits"

That is really your concern at this time? Lol. If they go bankrupt you will probably lose your precious credit. I was just asking a question...and IMO it is a big deal. The airlines are giving passengers who cancel flights credits, not refunds...the airlines could wipe out millions of dollars of fu...

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by EBiafore99
Tue Mar 17, 2020 11:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA, DL or UA Bankruptcy and "Credits"
Replies: 7
Views: 2673

AA, DL or UA Bankruptcy and "Credits"

So, I was wondering - AA, DL and UA are offering a credit if you cancel a flight. If one or all were to declare bankruptcy, what happens to those credits?

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by EBiafore99
Fri Mar 13, 2020 6:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020 - Part II
Replies: 1993
Views: 338606

Delta's Drastic Response to COVID-19

https://news.delta.com/ceo-ed-bastian-d ... d-business

Wow - overall 40% cut of flights over the next couple of months and approximately 300 aircraft to be parked.
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https://news.delta.com/ceo-ed-bastian-d ... d-business

Wow - overall 40% cut of flights over the next couple of months and approximately 300 aircraft to be parked.

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by EBiafore99
Mon Feb 24, 2020 4:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta A221 Schedule Reliability struggle
Replies: 104
Views: 26276

Re: Delta A221 Schedule Reliability struggle

https://www.inc.com/chris-matyszczyk/de ... ngers.html
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Attached is an article about the A-220. It appears there have been some engine reliability issues.

https://www.inc.com/chris-matyszczyk/de ... ngers.html

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by EBiafore99
Tue Feb 18, 2020 2:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: When will Delta add new International routes from ATL
Replies: 63
Views: 8476

Re: When will Delta add new International routes from ATL

In terms of ATL (and the other hubs), I think it's just that DL thinks differently. They would rather funnel customers to hubs of its international partners (AF-KL, AM, KE, VS, etc.) than fly direct. That theme is popular to repeat on this site, but ATL is honestly a poor example of the internation...

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by EBiafore99
Mon Feb 17, 2020 8:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: When will Delta add new International routes from ATL
Replies: 63
Views: 8476

Re: When will Delta add new International routes from ATL

JFK makes sense as DL is pretty clear that's their European gateway. BOS is mom likely a ramp-up for the B6 expansion. In terms of ATL (and the other hubs), I think it's just that DL thinks differently. They would rather funnel customers to hubs of its international partners (AF-KL, AM, KE, VS, etc....

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by EBiafore99
Wed Feb 12, 2020 12:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KEF traffic in 2020
Replies: 9
Views: 2958

Re: KEF traffic in 2020

I believe January 2019 numbers include WOW, as WOW collapsed in March 2019. That could also be a reason for the disparity.

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by EBiafore99
Tue Jan 14, 2020 7:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SVD Airport - was it worth it?
Replies: 73
Views: 8086

Re: SVD Airport - was it worth it?

Another issue to consider in the analysis of this airport is the impact of Caribbean cruises to these smaller islands. Yes, StV may be "easier" to get to with a better airport, but is worth it for the average traveler. When I have planned our Caribbean vacations, I have looked at StV sever...

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by EBiafore99
Wed Nov 20, 2019 7:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Hub growth besides BOS SEA
Replies: 94
Views: 14059

Re: Delta Hub growth besides BOS SEA

Except you would be wrong. The stage length of the multiple flights required from various US cities to ANC would outweigh the minor geographical advantage it would have over SEA. The "most ideal point" is the place where the delicate balance between domestic feed and international travel ...

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by EBiafore99
Tue Nov 19, 2019 5:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Hub growth besides BOS SEA
Replies: 94
Views: 14059

Re: Delta Hub growth besides BOS SEA

https://www.sec.gov/Archives/edgar/data/27904/000168316818003681/delta_8k-ex9902.htm To understand the role of the hubs, go here to pages 15-17 Core Interior Hubs that focus on connectivity (ATL, DTW, MSP, SLC) - Industry leading margins - Ideal geographies - Strong local position (O&D, in part...

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by EBiafore99
Wed Nov 13, 2019 7:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: New Delta international main cabin service launched
Replies: 187
Views: 10244

Re: Delta improves intl Main Cabin experience

Remember that UA moved to this concept a couple of years ago. However, when they announced it, they got rid of the mid-flight snack on longer flights and replaced it with purchased snack boxes. It went over so well that they put the mid-flight snack back on the longer flights. . Is that a sarcastic...

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by EBiafore99
Thu Oct 24, 2019 11:36 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why didn´t Northwest order the 777?
Replies: 41
Views: 12631

Re: Why didn´t Northwest order the 777?

You know, part of me honestly believes that NWA didn't know about the 777 until DL merged with them, NW does not seem to know about modern airplanes, i mean sweet jesus they had DC-10's, and DC-9's when at the end of their company.... (sarcasm) +1...but I will say, I always enjoyed seeing 3-4 DC-10...

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by EBiafore99
Fri Sep 27, 2019 6:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA/oneworld Needs a Win
Replies: 123
Views: 19059

Re: AA/oneworld Needs a Win

To those saying IB and AA are covering Latin America nicely, they are, for their own networks... But no one flying from Antofagasta to Recife is going to want to connect in Miami or Madrid... +1. Yes, I think OneWorld has good coverage for those customers who want to go to/come from South America t...

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by EBiafore99
Fri Sep 27, 2019 6:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Does anyone really think Istanbul will become the world's busiest in the near future?
Replies: 87
Views: 15667

Re: Does anyone really think Istanbul will become the world's busiest in the near future?

I don't think location is the most significant factor in determining whether or not IST can become the world's busiest airport. IMO, the biggest factor is the future geo-political situation in either Turkey or the Middle East. Istanbul is a great transfer hub between the continents, no doubt. Howeve...

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by EBiafore99
Fri Sep 27, 2019 6:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta will create a mega global alliance?
Replies: 47
Views: 13213

Re: Delta will create a mega global alliance?

[quote="RainerBoeing777"]The CEO of Delta (DL) showed something discontent with respect to Skyteam and they were going to look for their own strategic alliances, there are many Skyteam airlines that do not contribute much to the DL business, maybe for the next decade Skyteam dissolves I ac...

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by EBiafore99
Mon Sep 23, 2019 5:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Most Underserved US TATL Markets
Replies: 35
Views: 7628

Re: Most Underserved US TATL Markets

This chart partially makes sense. On the < 1.0 side, 13 of the 16 are hub cities (I excluded BOS, FAI and SWF). I would expect them to have more seats than O&D.

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by EBiafore99
Fri Sep 06, 2019 3:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA kicks passenger off airplane after he has allergic reaction to "emotional support" pet
Replies: 109
Views: 13441

Re: AA kicks passenger off airplane after he has allergic reaction to "emotional support" pet

This is a lose/lose for the airline. Removal of either party could potentially lead to the same outcome. It’s a pick your poison type of scenario. Furthermore, from the many articles I have read, the crew WAS trying to figure out an acceptable solution. I may get knocked for this statement, but I f...

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by EBiafore99
Fri Sep 06, 2019 3:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Miami mechanic arrested for sabotaging aircraft
Replies: 128
Views: 25539

Re: AA Miami mechanic arrested for sabotaging aircraft

I think the mechanic's action speak to a bigger issue that needs to be addressed. The whole process for airline-labor contracts needs to be looked at. At the end of the day, taking this many years to negotiate a labor contract is ludicrous. Everyone shares the blame (AA, union and government), but I...

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by EBiafore99
Fri Sep 06, 2019 11:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Miami mechanic arrested for sabotaging aircraft
Replies: 128
Views: 25539

Re: AA Miami mechanic arrested for sabotaging aircraft

It will be interesting to see how this story resonates with flyers as it unfolds. I for one believe this is an individual acting on his own rather than a "union tactic". However, from a public perspective, I can see people questioning how many other mechanics could do the same thing with c...

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by EBiafore99
Wed Sep 04, 2019 6:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kenya Airways Wants a Better Deal From AF-KL Partnership
Replies: 13
Views: 3875

Re: Kenya Airways Wants a Better Deal From AF-KL Partnership

I can't fathom how KQ thinks LH would partner with them...Star Alliance already includes EgyptAir, Ethiopian and South African Airways. What would KQ bring to the table?

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by EBiafore99
Wed Aug 28, 2019 10:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Qantas picks A350-1000 as preferred platform for Project Sunrise; Final decision due March 2020
Replies: 1405
Views: 257687

Re: Qantas plans 3 Project Sunrise research flights in Q4 2019 using 787-9's, final decision on PS by end of 2019

[Yea we have ULH flights and In J class its just fine. Y+ should be the min seating IMOP on any flights over 10 hr. I don't know what they plan on learning but there are enough ULH flights already that pretty much have nothing special going on. I can wish they would add some stuff. Don't see what t...

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by EBiafore99
Tue Aug 27, 2019 4:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta: no involuntary bumps in last two quarters
Replies: 36
Views: 6210

Re: Delta: no involuntary bumps in last two quarters

Well, no IDBs is impressive, but one of the reasons may be the sometimes obscene amount of money offered to get volunteers. I was recently at RSW awaiting a flight nonstop to Boston. The agent needed one seat...started at $400 with a later same day connection through ATL to arrive in BOS near midni...

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by EBiafore99
Mon Aug 26, 2019 4:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Qantas picks A350-1000 as preferred platform for Project Sunrise; Final decision due March 2020
Replies: 1405
Views: 257687

Re: Qantas plans 3 Project Sunrise research flights in Q4 2019 using 787-9's, final decision on PS by end of 2019

It appears to me that some hard core "expurts" are busily taking this thread hostage, and wandering off in square metres, litres, kilos, and kilometres. Take those discussions to somewhere else, this thread is about a small set of 3 flights being conducted to obtain data on performance - ...

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by EBiafore99
Tue Aug 20, 2019 3:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Autistic Passenger’s Family Claims Delta, SkyWest Discriminated Against Them
Replies: 64
Views: 7935

Re: Autistic Passenger’s Family Claims Delta, SkyWest Discriminated Against Them

We only have one side of the story. As with most other postings like this, the poster was an angel throughout the whole ordeal and the flight crew were the tyrants. It could have happened this way, but my guess is there is more to the story. For example, how did the seating snafu happened. Did the f...

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by EBiafore99
Mon Aug 19, 2019 5:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: American Airlines to Modify Project Oasis Planes.
Replies: 258
Views: 53925

Re: Rumor: American Airlines to Modify Project Oasis Planes.

I don’t understand the fixation on seat back IFE that many people have on this forum. Wouldn’t it be simpler to have in seat power in all seats and bring your own device? Here's the rub. I don't travel for business, so I don't have a laptop. I have a tablet, but it's ancient and very slow. I only t...

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by EBiafore99
Mon Aug 19, 2019 2:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: American Airlines to Modify Project Oasis Planes.
Replies: 258
Views: 53925

Re: Rumor: American Airlines to Modify Project Oasis Planes.

Attached is an article I found on the proposed updates: https://onemileatatime.com/americans-latest-plans-to-update-unpopular-737s/ Based on this article and recent thread posts - a couple of my thoughts: 1. AA vs DL density: A319 - AA128 and DL132, A320 - AA150 and DL157, A321 - AA187 (v2) and DL1...

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by EBiafore99
Mon Aug 19, 2019 11:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: American Airlines to Modify Project Oasis Planes.
Replies: 258
Views: 53925

Re: Rumor: American Airlines to Modify Project Oasis Planes.

Attached is an article I found on the proposed updates: https://onemileatatime.com/americans-latest-plans-to-update-unpopular-737s/ It appears to be just a couple of minor improvements to F and no changes to Y. The thing that shocked me about the changes is that F will get USB ports now. So that mea...

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by EBiafore99
Fri Aug 02, 2019 11:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Effect of hub airports being for-profit
Replies: 22
Views: 3684

Re: Effect of hub airports being for-profit

There may be some effect. I'm not qualified to say what that is, and it's doubtful anyone else here would be either.... ..but that said, it's not a primary one. First and foremost, the market will dictate an airline's desire to be at a given gateway. The best-run hub in the world with no demand, is...

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by EBiafore99
Thu Aug 01, 2019 12:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL closing NRT. Suspends NRT-SIN, Announces ICN-MNL
Replies: 361
Views: 83245

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

Most of this is not surprising. NRT going away as a transfer hub was inevitable. I think NW even knew that before the merger and that's why they ordered the 787. I'll bet if NW were still around, you would still see NRT go away. Also, dropping SIN seems in line with DL's philosophy of relying on its...

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by EBiafore99
Wed Jul 31, 2019 8:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 737MAX Cancellations, China Southern and others
Replies: 49
Views: 10107

Re: 737MAX Cancellations, China Southern and others

Boeing is DOOMED This may be a little dramatic. I'm not downplaying Boeing's problems, but airlines place orders years in advance. For many airlines, if they cancel their Boeing 737MAX orders, where are they going to go for a replacement aircraft? Airbus' order books for the 320/321 probably have l...

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by EBiafore99
Sat Jul 27, 2019 11:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Q2 2019 US Carriers Financial Performance
Replies: 47
Views: 7136

Re: Q2 2019 US Carriers Financial Performance

Another interesting tidbit to compare is # of employees: AA - 112,700 DL - 80,000 UA - 88,000 Could not believe the difference in # of employees between the three. https://www.dallasnews.com/business/airlines/2019/07/25/american-airlines-title-theworlds-largest-airline-slipping AA outsources the le...

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by EBiafore99
Fri Jul 26, 2019 10:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Q2 2019 US Carriers Financial Performance
Replies: 47
Views: 7136

Re: Q2 2019 US Carriers Financial Performance

https://www.dallasnews.com/business/air ... e-slipping
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Another interesting tidbit to compare is # of employees:

AA - 112,700
DL - 80,000
UA - 88,000

Could not believe the difference in # of employees between the three.


https://www.dallasnews.com/business/air ... e-slipping

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by EBiafore99
Fri Jul 26, 2019 10:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LHR Terminal Assignments
Replies: 15
Views: 4046

Re: LHR Terminal Assignments

Juat wondered, how does Heathrow decide which terminal an airline flies in and out to? I am aware that Heathrow Terminal Assignments are grouped by alliance LHR T2- Star Alliance + Aer Lingus LHR T3- oneworld + Emirates, Philippine Airlines, Virgin Atlantic, Delta Airlines and a few others LHR T4- ...

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by EBiafore99
Fri Jul 26, 2019 1:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LHR Terminal Assignments
Replies: 15
Views: 4046

Re: LHR Terminal Assignments

If you look at a map of Heathrow, T3 is closer to T5 than T2, so it makes sense for OW partners to be in T3. In terms of T5, I would be surprised if BA moves anyone else into T5 until it can get the remainder of its own flights into T5.

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by EBiafore99
Tue Jul 16, 2019 2:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Next wave of TATL per Boyd Group
Replies: 160
Views: 21568

Re: Next wave of TATL per Boyd Group

I know I am probably an outlier here, but I think international flights should be limited to certain airports, not expanded. So let's say ALB gets an international flight. That means CBP has to staff the airport for ONE flight. Unless CBP magically gets money to staff the airport with new resources,...

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by EBiafore99
Tue Jul 16, 2019 11:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta’s Hubs
Replies: 30
Views: 5694

Re: Delta’s Hubs

http://visualapproach.io/most-expensive-airports-per-passenger/ I would argue CPE plays into profitability as well. The attachment shows the CPE at the top 50 airports. Here's how AA, DL and UA stack up: AA CLT: $3.19 ORD: $16.78 DFW: $9.50 LAX: $16.08 LGA: $18.68 JFK: $25.45 PHL: $13.08 PHX: $5.71...

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by EBiafore99
Mon Jul 15, 2019 6:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta’s Hubs
Replies: 30
Views: 5694

Re: Delta’s Hubs

http://visualapproach.io/most-expensive-airports-per-passenger/ I would argue CPE plays into profitability as well. The attachment shows the CPE at the top 50 airports. Here's how AA, DL and UA stack up: AA CLT: $3.19 ORD: $16.78 DFW: $9.50 LAX: $16.08 LGA: $18.68 JFK: $25.45 PHL: $13.08 PHX: $5.71 ...

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by EBiafore99
Wed Jul 10, 2019 11:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA lawsuit against TWU/IAM (redux)
Replies: 419
Views: 35819

Re: AA lawsuit against TWU/IAM (redux)

IMHO, this issue, along with many other AA issues, goes back to the fact that this was a "forced" merger rather than a "rational" merger (I can't think of better words). DL/NW started the merger frenzy. Then UA/CO merged. Well, that left AA and US and poof, you have a merger of t...

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by EBiafore99
Mon Jul 08, 2019 10:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Do airlines need to fill someone in the emergency exit row in a plane?
Replies: 23
Views: 7870

Re: Do airlines need to fill someone in the emergency exit row in a plane?

That is illegal - exit rows mus be occupied: The newly introduced point (a) of AMC1 CAT.OP.MPA.165 clarifies that at least one seat on each side in a seat row with direct access to emergency exits (not staffed by cabin crew members) should be occupied by passengers during taxiing, take-off and land...

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by EBiafore99
Mon Jul 08, 2019 10:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why is AM/DL weak in Mexico vs AA
Replies: 48
Views: 6302

Re: Why is AM/DL weak in Mexico vs AA

I don't necessarily agree that more flights/destinations = stronger and less flights/destinations = weaker. It's just a different approach. DL prefers to use partners and their hubs to funnel traffic, while serving what is most likely the higher yielding destinations on its own metal or non-stop on ...

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by EBiafore99
Wed Jul 03, 2019 3:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: New Delta international main cabin service launched
Replies: 187
Views: 10244

Re: Delta improves intl Main Cabin experience

Are people so gullable? This is pretty much what United started doing... Basically it's taking what they've done for the most part already and deconstructing it. So what you have instead of getting the pig with the lipstick already on, the lipstick comes after you've received the pig. I'm prefer De...

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by EBiafore99
Tue Jul 02, 2019 8:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: New Delta international main cabin service launched
Replies: 187
Views: 10244

Re: Delta improves intl Main Cabin experience

Let's take a look at how this differs from the current international main cabin offerings : 1. Bellini service replaces the first full beverage service that came with cocktail snacks. So if you want a diet coke or a gin and tonic, you're gonna have to wait for the beverage cart that accompanies the...

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by EBiafore99
Tue Jun 18, 2019 7:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France delays A380 cabin refit; future of fleet under study
Replies: 147
Views: 23871

Re: Air France delays A380 cabin refit; future of fleet under study

Doesn't surprise me. IMHO, AF (along with BA and LH) really only ordered the A380 to support Airbus and they knew the aircraft had limited profit potential (i.e. - routes). Not true in the case of BA. They were privatised many years ago; meaning that political motives in sourcing decisions will be ...

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by EBiafore99
Tue Jun 18, 2019 5:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France delays A380 cabin refit; future of fleet under study
Replies: 147
Views: 23871

Re: Air France delays A380 cabin refit; future of fleet under study

Doesn't surprise me. IMHO, AF (along with BA and LH) really only ordered the A380 to support Airbus and they knew the aircraft had limited profit potential (i.e. - routes). As mentioned earlier, these aircraft were ordered in an entirely different era for the airline, so maybe they were willing acce...

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by EBiafore99
Fri Jun 14, 2019 6:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EK launches unbundled Business: to charge for seat assignment, lounge, etc
Replies: 78
Views: 9820

Re: EK launches unbundled Business: to charge for seat assignment, lounge, etc

In the article, it mentions the unbundling as an alternative to offering premium economy. For me, it begs the question if this is a temporary measure to grab the premium economy customers until EK can add a true premium economy section on their aircraft? Cabin reconfiguration costs a boatload of mo...

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