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by EA CO AS
Sun Jul 21, 2019 1:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Can DL Pacific gateway in SEA work?
Replies: 89
Views: 11028

Re: Can DL Pacific gateway in SEA work?

jplatts wrote:
ABQ, CLT, DFW, IAH, EWR, OMA, PHL, STL, SAT, and TPA are top domestic destinations traveled to from SEA that DL doesn't currently serve nonstop from SEA.


That's ok, AS and everyone else has 'em covered. :duck:

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by EA CO AS
Sat Jul 20, 2019 10:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why Virgin America Failed
Replies: 51
Views: 9066

Re: Why Virgin America Failed

Before you get sassy, it is my understanding that the Virgin American people non rev on any Alaska flight at a priority higher than any Alaska Air Group Horizon employee. First, it was Virgin America, not Virgin American. Second, there are no Virgin America people anymore. They are employees of Ala...

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by EA CO AS
Fri Jul 19, 2019 10:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why Virgin America Failed
Replies: 51
Views: 9066

Re: Why Virgin America Failed

But I do know that the AS unionized CSAs are being hired today to do that same job (in fact, do MORE, because there's a lot of stuff AS has their CSAs do that I never had to deal with at VX) for LESS than what I got hired for in 2012, and will top out in 12 years at only a few more dollars than I w...

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by EA CO AS
Fri Jul 19, 2019 5:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: “Dear American Airlines, I Hate You With My Whole Heart.” writes disgruntled traveler
Replies: 177
Views: 21614

Re: “Dear American Airlines, I Hate You With My Whole Heart.” writes disgruntled traveler

Resell the seat that has already been sold and paid for; basically, selling their product twice. And the likelihood of selling that seat diminishes considerably the closer you get to the day of travel. But who cares? It's already been sold, revenue has already been pocketed. Incorrect. Accounting d...

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by EA CO AS
Fri Jul 19, 2019 3:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: “Dear American Airlines, I Hate You With My Whole Heart.” writes disgruntled traveler
Replies: 177
Views: 21614

Re: “Dear American Airlines, I Hate You With My Whole Heart.” writes disgruntled traveler

WayexTDI wrote:
Resell the seat that has already been sold and paid for; basically, selling their product twice.


And the likelihood of selling that seat diminishes considerably the closer you get to the day of travel.

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by EA CO AS
Fri Jul 19, 2019 2:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: “Dear American Airlines, I Hate You With My Whole Heart.” writes disgruntled traveler
Replies: 177
Views: 21614

Re: “Dear American Airlines, I Hate You With My Whole Heart.” writes disgruntled traveler

I believe the no-show policy is a way of extra revenue for the airline, which should seriously be outlawed. No, the no-show policy is the airline engaging in loss prevention; after all, if you didn't take the flight to XXX, how are they expecting you'll be able to fly back from XXX? That's why they...

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by EA CO AS
Tue Jul 16, 2019 5:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Swift Air livery?
Replies: 8
Views: 1939

Re: New Swift Air livery?

The first aircraft N629SW is being used for ICE deportation charters. Usually airlines do not want their brand associated with that. It still has the new owner’s logo displayed, though. World Atlantic doesn’t really seem to care and happily uses the same airplanes to deport people on weekdays and t...

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by EA CO AS
Tue Jul 16, 2019 2:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Swift Air livery?
Replies: 8
Views: 1939

Re: New Swift Air livery?

In a similar vein, it has been about a month or so, but Eastern (formerly Dynamic, formerly part of Swift) has changed their livery to a modified version of the classic EA one, using a new take on the cheatline and omitting the Falcon logo: https://worldairlinenews.files.wordpress.com/2019/06/easter...

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by EA CO AS
Tue Jul 16, 2019 1:54 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: CBS News plans to be unbiased (really!)
Replies: 14
Views: 1172

Re: CBS News plans to be unbiased (really!)

I want the old CNN Headline News back, with someone with the gravitas of a Bernard Shaw at the anchor desk, giving it to us straight without any editorializing or spin. Just. The. News.

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by EA CO AS
Fri Jul 12, 2019 6:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: American Airlines To Introduce Free WiFi
Replies: 54
Views: 7841

Re: Rumor: American Airlines To Introduce Free WiFi

Everyone is going to free WiFi; it’s just a matter of time. What is presently a service differentiator will become an industry standard.

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by EA CO AS
Fri Jul 12, 2019 8:04 am
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: (RARE!) Eastern Airlines Lockheed L-1011 Footage (Exterior, Cabin, Galley, Flight Deck)
Replies: 5
Views: 655

Re: (RARE!) Eastern Airlines Lockheed L-1011 Footage (Exterior, Cabin, Galley, Flight Deck)

Oh, the number of times I boarded an EA L-1011 at JFK in the 70s and early 80s - memory lane, right here!!

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by EA CO AS
Tue Jul 09, 2019 6:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How were Alaska Airlines services to Russia in the 1990s!?
Replies: 23
Views: 5908

Re: How were Alaska Airlines services to Russia in the 1990s!?

hiflyeras wrote:
good luck finding de-icing fluid.


There was a rather unique story about an AS captain purchasing vodka to use in conjunction with the little glycol that the local ground handler had to get their flight out.

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by EA CO AS
Tue Jul 09, 2019 6:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How were Alaska Airlines services to Russia in the 1990s!?
Replies: 23
Views: 5908

Re: How were Alaska Airlines services to Russia in the 1990s!?

Service at its height was KHV, GDX, VVO, PKC, and UUS. The Costco in ANC did lots of business with people flying in from the Russian Far East to stock up on, well, everything and bringing it home on AS. Those 3 MD80s with the aux tanks were workhorses.

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by EA CO AS
Sun Jul 07, 2019 4:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS Fleet Repaint Thread
Replies: 786
Views: 174576

Re: Alaska Airlines repaints Airbus fleet

Terrible picture but it looks unchanged. Assume just removed the Virgin logos. May hoof it over to B gates for closer look. It must have required a full repaint of the engines given the amount of time spent there. Too bad they didn't have the foresight to use a decal, but at least they kept the liv...

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by EA CO AS
Thu Jul 04, 2019 6:25 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: "ID4" as Breaking News on Twitter
Replies: 2
Views: 914

Re: "ID4" as Breaking News on Twitter

Airstud wrote:
Are they looking to be the next Orson Welles?


It’s amazing to think that this is almost exactly what form a 21st century version of that broadcast would take.

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by EA CO AS
Thu Jul 04, 2019 5:46 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: "ID4" as Breaking News on Twitter
Replies: 2
Views: 914

"ID4" as Breaking News on Twitter

https://twitter.com/1996ID4/status/1145 ... SnYX4K-_Ts
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Someone is live-tweeting "Independence Day" as if it's breaking news, and it's fantastic...

https://twitter.com/1996ID4/status/1145 ... SnYX4K-_Ts

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by EA CO AS
Tue Jul 02, 2019 4:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue may outperform peers
Replies: 5
Views: 1357

Re: JetBlue may outperform peers

JammyBritton27 wrote:
I think JetBlue stock could outperform its peers in the coming days as it is relatively unhurt by the Boeing grounding.


The MAX situation is already baked-in to the stock prices of AA, UA, and WN at this point.

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by EA CO AS
Tue Jul 02, 2019 4:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue may outperform peers
Replies: 5
Views: 1357

Re: JetBlue may outperform peers

spinotter wrote:
Isn't it true that only AA, UA, and WN had active MAX aircraft in their fleets? AS is about to get some and thus may be affected as well.


True. And AS was only to have three on the property by the end of the year, so that loss of lift is manageable.

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by EA CO AS
Tue Jul 02, 2019 1:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Disney launching their own airline?
Replies: 166
Views: 23434

Re: Disney launching their own airline?

As an avid cruiser, I think DCL is actually a very good value. The sticker price looks high because they price per cabin. But if you travel with kids, as I do, DCL is almost always the least expensive reasonable brand (i.e. not Carnival/Costa/MCL/etc) and more is included in the base price than on ...

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by EA CO AS
Mon Jul 01, 2019 11:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 6/30/2019:AA Drops JFK-SEA,YVR-ORD/PHX,Adds;F9 Changes;AS Reduces DAL;B6 Shuffles Routes;DL RDU-JAX
Replies: 92
Views: 15000

Re: OAG Changes 6/30/2019:AA Drops JFK-SEA,YVR-ORD/PHX,Adds;F9 Changes;AS Reduces DAL;B6 Shuffles Routes;DL RDU-JAX

I also don't have to answer questions to the board and shareholders about why I am giving up on property I told them was worth a lot. Airlines are always going to operate routes that lose money for network reasons or other reasons. They won't have to answer on that either, as no one said, "Hey...

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by EA CO AS
Mon Jul 01, 2019 9:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 6/30/2019:AA Drops JFK-SEA,YVR-ORD/PHX,Adds;F9 Changes;AS Reduces DAL;B6 Shuffles Routes;DL RDU-JAX
Replies: 92
Views: 15000

Re: OAG Changes 6/30/2019:AA Drops JFK-SEA,YVR-ORD/PHX,Adds;F9 Changes;AS Reduces DAL;B6 Shuffles Routes;DL RDU-JAX

even EA CO AS doesn't deny my point on the yield and financial performance. I also pointed out how the equipment going to DAL could very easily be deployed elsewhere, so clearly these people - who, I might remind you, do this for a living - see something in DAL that you do not. You'll understand my...

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by EA CO AS
Mon Jul 01, 2019 7:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 6/30/2019:AA Drops JFK-SEA,YVR-ORD/PHX,Adds;F9 Changes;AS Reduces DAL;B6 Shuffles Routes;DL RDU-JAX
Replies: 92
Views: 15000

Re: OAG Changes 6/30/2019:AA Drops JFK-SEA,YVR-ORD/PHX,Adds;F9 Changes;AS Reduces DAL;B6 Shuffles Routes;DL RDU-JAX

people up in AS management don't want to give up on a piece of property they picked up in the VX merger. Which is what I began saying on, oh, April 4, 2016. Many here said I was nuts, and that DAL would immediately be gone. As in, day one. I said no, they'd give it at least a few solid years of tin...

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by EA CO AS
Fri Jun 28, 2019 1:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS expands presence at DAL
Replies: 228
Views: 30016

Re: AS expands presence at DAL

Generally subleases do not permit further sublease, particularly at rates above the sublease. Therefore, it is not possible for AS to financially enrich themselves by selling/subleasing/transferring the gates to DL or another airline. You really ought to re-read this; based on only a generalization...

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by EA CO AS
Wed Jun 26, 2019 5:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS expands presence at DAL
Replies: 228
Views: 30016

Re: AS expands presence at DAL

ASQXSMFJETTER wrote:
**This is not happening, staying at 13*****


Yes, we know. Thanks.

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by EA CO AS
Wed Jun 26, 2019 3:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS expands presence at DAL
Replies: 228
Views: 30016

Re: AS expands presence at DAL

As maybe many expected, these increases have been pulled out of the schedule before ever being flown This is being done strategically due to ongoing litigation in Dallas that is threatening the likelihood of being able to use both gates, so rather than having to possibly cancel and reschedule guest...

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by EA CO AS
Mon Jun 24, 2019 11:30 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: New Air Force One Scheme
Replies: 107
Views: 10303

Re: New Air Force One Scheme

The budget already contains funds to repaint the VC-25As as part of their ongoing maintenance. Who says the President can’t tell them what color it has to be?

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by EA CO AS
Mon Jun 24, 2019 8:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH will look at A321XLR, but it's no game-changer: CEO
Replies: 183
Views: 24774

Re: LH will look at A321XLR, but it's no game-changer: CEO

I have to wonder if "game changer" is really dependent on where your airline's bread and butter is. For a company like B6, with lots to gain from the XLR due to what it can achieve from JFK, BOS, and FLL that they don't already offer, it probably is a game changer for them. For a company l...

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by EA CO AS
Mon Jun 24, 2019 7:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Buzzsaw sound on takeoff
Replies: 54
Views: 10101

Re: Buzzsaw sound on takeoff

I prefer to call it the "stuck moo" sound, and found it to be most noticeable on old-school A300s, followed by the L1011 and B757.

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by EA CO AS
Mon Jun 24, 2019 3:36 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: New Air Force One Scheme
Replies: 107
Views: 10303

Re: New Air Force One Scheme

Boof02671 wrote:
EA CO AS wrote:
Congress controls the money but can’t stipulate money already allocated to painting the aircraft may only be for one particular livery.

Oh yes they can.


Not if it’s already in the budget.

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by EA CO AS
Sun Jun 23, 2019 11:40 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: New Air Force One Scheme
Replies: 107
Views: 10303

Re: New Air Force One Scheme

Congress won’t let him change it. The plane won’t be ready til 2024 or 25 I personally think the currently AF1 livery is fine and doesn't need to be changed, but I also believe Congress doesn't have a say in this, unless they pass a law specifically putting them in charge of the livery. Which he'll...

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by EA CO AS
Sun Jun 23, 2019 1:20 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: New Air Force One Scheme
Replies: 107
Views: 10303

Re: New Air Force One Scheme

Congress won’t let him change it. The plane won’t be ready til 2024 or 25 I personally think the currently AF1 livery is fine and doesn't need to be changed, but I also believe Congress doesn't have a say in this, unless they pass a law specifically putting them in charge of the livery. Which he'll...

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by EA CO AS
Fri Jun 21, 2019 3:59 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: US Drone Shot Down
Replies: 43
Views: 4732

Re: US Drone Shot Down

Sixth Skyking message today; per NYT a strike package was authorized and abruptly called off.

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by EA CO AS
Sun Jun 16, 2019 6:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Paris Airshow 2019, Expectations, Gossip, Announcements
Replies: 361
Views: 66655

Re: Paris Airshow 2019, Expectations, Gossip, Announcements

Conversion of existing A320NEO orders for AS into A321XLR? It’s possible! With a new senior vice president of fleet, finance and alliances coming aboard from DL as of August 1, it’s likely he’s been read in on the direction the company has chosen to go with regard to the fleet. Could Paris be where ...

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by EA CO AS
Fri Jun 14, 2019 7:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Alaska/Horizon E175 Special Livery
Replies: 27
Views: 5397

Re: New Alaska/Horizon E175 Special Livery

Look for a special “Toy Story 4” themed aircraft making its debut soon as well.

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by EA CO AS
Wed Jun 12, 2019 10:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is DL under serving JFK/SFO business?
Replies: 51
Views: 6835

Re: Is DL under serving JFK/SFO business?

flyinghippo wrote:
Just tried to book again and now I see biz seats available... (13 Oct - 17 Oct)

Were they just blocking them? (I searched on Delta.com and Google Flights)


Always book with the carrier, never with Google.

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by EA CO AS
Tue Jun 11, 2019 7:38 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Why is the Hyde Amendment so controversial?
Replies: 91
Views: 3737

Re: Why is the Hyde Amendment so controversial?

Where would those 325,000 be now? Excellent question, Lets ask them - oh wait - we cant because they were sucked out of their mothers vagina with a hose. Do you think they felt any pain before they were dismembered? Mike Drop It never ceases to amaze me at how people who argue that government shoul...

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by EA CO AS
Tue Jun 11, 2019 12:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta saves the day with free charter
Replies: 113
Views: 19785

Re: Delta saves the day with free charter

GalaxyFlyer wrote:
He famous DL Red Coats

GF


Meh, “Red Coats” were present at most airlines; EA had them even before DL, I believe. They were usually classified as Lead Agents, frontline supervisory staff that could provide more assistance but weren’t management.

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by EA CO AS
Mon Jun 10, 2019 8:10 am
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Microsoft Flight Simulator coming to Xbox
Replies: 35
Views: 2560

Re: New Flight Sim 2020

If past performance is any indicator, there isn’t an off the shelf system in existence today that can run this new MSFS at max settings. Welcome to the world of single digit FPS.

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by EA CO AS
Thu Jun 06, 2019 5:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska to announce new Paine Field route this week, along with other changes (June 3rd, 2019)
Replies: 94
Views: 11747

Re: Alaska to announce new Paine Field route this week, along with other changes (June 3rd, 2019)

www.clearme.com

I just signed up a week ago and my first experience will be in a few hours at PHX; I'll report back on how it goes. Looks promising, especially since all the airports I go to regularly are in the program.
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BoeingGuy wrote:
What is CLEAR?


www.clearme.com

I just signed up a week ago and my first experience will be in a few hours at PHX; I'll report back on how it goes. Looks promising, especially since all the airports I go to regularly are in the program.

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by EA CO AS
Wed Jun 05, 2019 11:34 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Is Alaskan Airlines really that good?
Replies: 23
Views: 1465

Re: Is Alaskan Airlines really that good?

First of all, it’s Alaska Airlines, not Alaskan Airlines. Alaskan? Never heard of 'em. Posts like this are so obnoxious. Surely everyone knows what airline he/she was talking about. Are you guys really that fragile and dorked out over a corporate brand? First off, you may have noticed the smiley fa...

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by EA CO AS
Wed Jun 05, 2019 10:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS Fleet Repaint Thread
Replies: 786
Views: 174576

Re: Alaska Airlines repaints Airbus fleet

All three “More to Love” aircraft are safe from repainting until they’re up for their turn in standard AS livery in 3-5 years.

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by EA CO AS
Wed Jun 05, 2019 3:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska to announce new Paine Field route this week, along with other changes (June 3rd, 2019)
Replies: 94
Views: 11747

Re: Alaska to announce new Paine Field route this week, along with other changes (June 3rd, 2019)

The reduction is 1X LAXPAE and 1X PDXPAE to fund the PSPPAE and PHXPAE flying.

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by EA CO AS
Tue Jun 04, 2019 9:51 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump Bars Cruise Ships From Visiting Cuba
Replies: 63
Views: 3415

Re: Trump Bars Cruise Ships From Visiting Cuba

Tugger wrote:
Does Vietnam receive similar treatment?

Tugg


No, but then again, Vietnam isn’t sending men to Venezuela to keep the current communist regime in place after being voted out by the people.

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by EA CO AS
Tue Jun 04, 2019 5:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada imposes 'no fly' ban, demands repayment from woman after ticket scam
Replies: 116
Views: 14031

Re: Air Canada imposes 'no fly' ban, demands repayment from woman after ticket scam

There’s something I don’t get here, I used to about 10 years ago work for a major UK credit card company, and one of the calls we used to get on a semi regular basis was from customers stuck at check in not being able too check in as they no longer had the credit card they booked the flight on (sto...

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by EA CO AS
Tue Jun 04, 2019 5:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Tried To 'Trap' Its Own Flight Attendants
Replies: 95
Views: 19304

Re: Delta Tried To 'Trap' Its Own Flight Attendants

Discuss the topic or it will be locked. Union discussion isn't related to the topic; it will be deleted, users will be warned/banned, and the thread will be locked. I tried to do this nicely before, but apparently nobody paid any attention. ✈️ atcsundevil I don't see how you can discuss this withou...

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by EA CO AS
Tue Jun 04, 2019 3:52 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Longest serving livery
Replies: 25
Views: 2744

Re: Longest serving livery

I'd argue that Eastern has those rights; their "hockeystick" livery debuted in 1964 and while the carrier shut down in 1991, their second iteration used the same livery starting in 2015, serving until their 2017 sale.

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by EA CO AS
Tue Jun 04, 2019 3:44 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Is Alaskan Airlines really that good?
Replies: 23
Views: 1465

Re: Is Alaskan Airlines really that good?

Is Alaskan Airlines really that good?

Alaskan? Never heard of 'em. :duck:

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by EA CO AS
Mon Jun 03, 2019 11:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Tried To 'Trap' Its Own Flight Attendants
Replies: 95
Views: 19304

Re: Delta Tried To 'Trap' Its Own Flight Attendants

Boof02671 wrote:
Of course it would be a Grievance.


It would only be a grievance if they were directed to continue work in violation of the contract, if there were one. And that never happened here; the crew chose to remain.

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by EA CO AS
Mon Jun 03, 2019 10:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Tried To 'Trap' Its Own Flight Attendants
Replies: 95
Views: 19304

Re: Delta Tried To 'Trap' Its Own Flight Attendants

Are you trying to say that CBAs at others carriers aren't enforceable? Not at all; I'm just saying that nothing DL did in this particular instance would have violated any language in any other existing CBA, to my knowledge. Can you tell me what contractual violation took place had this been at anot...

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