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by EA CO AS
Thu Aug 06, 2020 6:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta plans to emerge a "smaller" carrier
Replies: 1961
Views: 342986

Re: Delta plans to emerge a "smaller" carrier

Huh? Airlines do not want to cut their workforce? Evidence to the contrary. They wouldn’t be offering massive early outs if they didn’t. The early-outs, long term leaves, and other options are being offered because the CARES Act only covers about 70% of the current payroll costs, on average, and ca...

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by EA CO AS
Wed Aug 05, 2020 6:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 8/4/2020:SEPTEMBER SLIDE;AA Drops LAX-YVR;AM Drops AUS;AS Adds SAN-SBA;
Replies: 75
Views: 16593

Re: OAG Changes 8/4/2020:SEPTEMBER SLIDE;AA Drops LAX-YVR;AM Drops AUS;AS Adds SAN-SBA;

Leisure dead due to school and business just dead. No debate on the latter, but don't be so quick to call leisure dead because of school starting; with many school districts returning to online learning, one thing they heard loud and clear was that the kids needed a flexible online schedule so work...

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by EA CO AS
Wed Aug 05, 2020 4:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 7/28/2020:SLOW BLEED;AA Cuts LAX-EUG/FAT/MFR/RDM/SAN/SDF,LGA-TYS,ORD-SCE;DL Drops HAV/TGU/BOS Shrinks
Replies: 117
Views: 20577

Re: OAG Changes 7/28/2020:SLOW BLEED;AA Cuts LAX-EUG/FAT/MFR/RDM/SAN/SDF,LGA-TYS,ORD-SCE;DL Drops HAV/TGU/BOS Shrinks

The AS-VX merger specifically restricted AA and AS code sharing in LAX. That's not entirely accurate. It restricted codesharing from LAX to the specific key airports in the AA network only. At a high-level, the order basically rendered the pre-merger VX network off-limits for codesharing with AA. h...

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by EA CO AS
Wed Jul 29, 2020 12:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ravn Alaska closing its doors?
Replies: 160
Views: 23114

Re: Ravn Alaska closing its doors?

You are mis quoting me. I said 'Is hiring the same management team a smart move'. Define "management" - do you mean the executive leadership team, the operational leaders, etc? Either way, it's hard to infer that the team was inept or not worthy of keeping when you're dealing with a globa...

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by EA CO AS
Mon Jul 27, 2020 6:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest will not furlough/lay off workers on Oct. 1
Replies: 35
Views: 7387

Re: Southwest will not furlough/lay off workers on Oct. 1

WN has prospered from the commitment of it's team members. They require it? and they get it! If they were to start laying them off at the first sign of trouble? The single most destructive event in the history of the airline industry is "the first sign of trouble"? REALLY? :rotfl: :rotfl:...

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by EA CO AS
Sat Jul 25, 2020 4:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Q2 2020 results
Replies: 43
Views: 7178

Re: AS Q2 results

AS isn't going to rehab the interior of the 737NG with non Sky interior regardless. Hell they don't even have concrete plans to get rid of the 1989 bulkhead carpeting. Huh? Your info is out of date. The new interiors, while on hold for now, see the tapestry bulkhead carpets leave the fleet. In fact...

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by EA CO AS
Fri Jul 24, 2020 7:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Q2 2020 results
Replies: 43
Views: 7178

Re: AS Q2 results

In call one of the AS EXEC mentioned their attempts to "creatively" get out of 45-48 expiring A320 aircraft with leases up in 2-5 years. It's not about getting out of them, it's about getting the leases down to more reasonable rates. When VX acquired the A320s, being the financial basketc...

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by EA CO AS
Fri Jul 24, 2020 7:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Q2 2020 results
Replies: 43
Views: 7178

Re: AS Q2 results

flyboy7974 wrote:
Pre Covid, AA was in talks for their A319, like the 8 ex F9 they acquired, I doubt if any longer though.


Oh man, that whole AA getting the A319 fleet thing went away months ago.

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by EA CO AS
Thu Jul 23, 2020 10:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Q2 2020 results
Replies: 43
Views: 7178

Re: AS Q2 results

32andBelow wrote:
maverick4002 wrote:
$120M cash burn in June so $4M a day? Thats really impressive, isnt it?

They are so much smaller than the big airlines


It’s down from over $11M/day when this began.

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by EA CO AS
Thu Jul 23, 2020 7:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Q2 2020 results
Replies: 43
Views: 7178

Re: AS Q2 results

89 aircraft is pretty large percentage of Alaska’s fleet. are they mainly a319/20? The A319s are gone and aren’t coming back. The parked storage is a mix of A320s and various B737NG variants. Capacity is only at about 55% of pre-COVID levels so the other airframes will take time to come back, with ...

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by EA CO AS
Thu Jul 23, 2020 6:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Q2 2020 results
Replies: 43
Views: 7178

Alaska Q2 2020 results

Source: https://investor.alaskaair.com/news-releases/news-release-details/alaska-air-group-reports-second-quarter-2020-results-covid-19 o Reported net loss for the second quarter of 2020 under Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) of $214 million, or $1.73 per diluted share, compared to ne...

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by EA CO AS
Tue Jul 21, 2020 3:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS responds to B6, announces LAX and FLL expansion
Replies: 157
Views: 26528

Re: AS claps back at B6, announces LAX and FLL expansion

Close, 6 of the 12 classic 900’s had the mid cabin lav with large closet across the way - N315AS-N323AS. While I agree they were great from a guest perspective, they were out of service frequently for clogged waste lines which hurt the reliability. They also provided less flexibility in adjusting y...

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by EA CO AS
Mon Jul 20, 2020 4:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS responds to B6, announces LAX and FLL expansion
Replies: 157
Views: 26528

Re: AS claps back at B6, announces LAX and FLL expansion

Yeah, we're going to probably have to agree to disagree. I think we’re in agreement; they definitely didn’t want an Airbus fleet, although they did fall in love with the A321NEO once they inherited it. It wouldn’t surprise me to see those disappear in favor of MAX9s and possibly even MAX10s, though...

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by EA CO AS
Sun Jul 19, 2020 11:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS responds to B6, announces LAX and FLL expansion
Replies: 157
Views: 26528

Re: AS claps back at B6, announces LAX and FLL expansion

We both know the VX purchase was a move by management to keep it out of B6's hands. The assets were a bonus and not one they would have otherwise paid such a premium for. They didn't want the Airbus. They could have cared less about slots at LGA or DAL. SFO gates could have been acquired in a diffe...

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by EA CO AS
Sun Jul 19, 2020 11:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS responds to B6, announces LAX and FLL expansion
Replies: 157
Views: 26528

Re: AS responds to B6, announces LAX and FLL expansion

My only gripe lately on Alaska Listens has been the ground staff in Minneapolis. They’re totally competent at their jobs, just rather cold and robotic. I’m rarely greeted as a Gold Or thanked for my loyalty. You’d think in the fortress hub of a direct competitor you’d want your customer service to ...

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by EA CO AS
Sun Jul 19, 2020 9:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS responds to B6, announces LAX and FLL expansion
Replies: 157
Views: 26528

Re: AS claps back at B6, announces LAX and FLL expansion

Serious question, do you think as and b6 will get into a similar partnership? Seems less necessary with both of them getting some help from aa but I would still love to see it. I think it's certainly possible. AS is the B6 of the West Coast, and B6 is the AS of the East Coast. AS would love to get ...

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by EA CO AS
Sun Jul 19, 2020 8:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS responds to B6, announces LAX and FLL expansion
Replies: 157
Views: 26528

Re: AS claps back at B6, announces LAX and FLL expansion

let’s be honest, VX was a move to eliminate a competitor that was squashing yields because they we’re hemorrhaging money While VX was absolutely taking fistfuls of money and lighting them on fire, the overlap with AS was minimal and therefore any yield problems were very, very limited. The move to ...

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by EA CO AS
Sat Jul 04, 2020 3:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A321 or 737-8 right size post covid?
Replies: 29
Views: 5047

Re: A321 or 737-8 right size post covid?

I'd suggest the better comparison would be the A321 vs. 737MAX9 or MAX10

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by EA CO AS
Sat Jul 04, 2020 2:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A321 or 737-8 right size post covid?
Replies: 29
Views: 5047

Re: A321 or 737-8 right size post covid?

If the mission costs are about the same, you’d be foolish to not have extra seats available for the same price. Here’s where the A321 comes out ahead.

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by EA CO AS
Thu Jul 02, 2020 4:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Eastern Airlines getting a 777
Replies: 71
Views: 19284

Re: Eastern Airlines getting a 777

They can't seem to get the livery right, and I think that comes from the expectation attached to the "Eastern" name. This carrier would have so much more potential with its own identity. Agreed. This livery is very good but would be better suited for a name like "Navigator Air Lines&...

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by EA CO AS
Mon Jun 29, 2020 1:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines Network Thread 2020
Replies: 435
Views: 57974

Re: Alaska Airlines Network Thread 2020

PAEPHX has been huge for AS.

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by EA CO AS
Sat Jun 27, 2020 7:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines Network Thread 2020
Replies: 435
Views: 57974

Re: Alaska Airlines Network Thread 2020

Are they doing to dump the neos as well? Nothing has been decided on the A321NEOs just yet, but AS really, really, REALLY likes them. The plan is to call back 19 airframes from storage in July and another 17-19ish in August, with the intention of operating at 60% of pre-COVID levels by then, gradua...

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by EA CO AS
Sat Jun 27, 2020 6:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA early 747 question
Replies: 78
Views: 10176

Re: AA early 747 question

The coach lounge became more popular than the upper deck first class lounge because of the piano. From what the senior ladies I’ve flown with have told me, you never knew who would end up playing the piano. You might have gotten an impromptu concert from Stevie Wonder! The flights were never as ful...

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by EA CO AS
Thu Jun 11, 2020 6:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Seattle Times: Alaska Air prepares to shrink and shed thousands of jobs
Replies: 24
Views: 12082

Re: Seattle Times: Alaska Air prepares to shrink and shed thousands of jobs

SurfandSnow wrote:
Perhaps as AS cuts back in the Golden State, WN will continue to reduce service at AS strongholds.


Actually, AS has already begun expanding opportunities at SAN, SNA, and PDX as WN cuts service there to redeploy assets against the Big 3 in other markets.

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by EA CO AS
Sat Jun 06, 2020 8:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US Airline Booking Trends during COVID-19
Replies: 371
Views: 45198

Re: US Airline Booking Trends during COVID-19

LFs are still abysmal, but steadily improving. Passenger counts for AS are now many multiples of what they were a month ago, and plans are to start slowly bringing aircraft back out of storage. Still a long way to go, though. TSA numbers for 6/4 came in at 391K, up from a low point of just 87K in mi...

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by EA CO AS
Tue Jun 02, 2020 1:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United announces Voluntary Separation Program
Replies: 55
Views: 14138

Re: United announces Voluntary Separation Program

I wonder if they’ll change their minds now that WN is offering up to 50% pay for long term leaves? Maybe, but WN is in a much better cash position and has far less international exposure. My point stands though, that unless they absolutely have to, carriers are going to do all they can to avoid cas...

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by EA CO AS
Mon Jun 01, 2020 4:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United announces Voluntary Separation Program
Replies: 55
Views: 14138

Re: United announces Voluntary Separation Program

Airlines are going to be hesitant to offer severance or anything else that equals immediate cash out the door; extensions of benefits, travel privileges, and other incentives will be present, but no severance or other cash payments are likely. Really? Huh, I got an offer of a little over 30 grand c...

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by EA CO AS
Fri May 29, 2020 5:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United announces Voluntary Separation Program
Replies: 55
Views: 14138

Re: United announces Voluntary Separation Program

Airlines are going to be hesitant to offer severance or anything else that equals immediate cash out the door; extensions of benefits, travel privileges, and other incentives will be present, but no severance or other cash payments are likely.

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by EA CO AS
Thu May 28, 2020 3:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest wins JD Power award in both categories for US carriers
Replies: 51
Views: 3947

Re: WN wins JD Power award in both categories

While those of us at AS are disappointed to see our 12 year win streak come to an end, we're happy that our scores still improved year over year when comparing the totals to last year, and that we are in such good company with winners who are very capable, worthy competitors. I told you last year, ...

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by EA CO AS
Wed May 27, 2020 11:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest wins JD Power award in both categories for US carriers
Replies: 51
Views: 3947

Re: WN wins JD Power award in both categories

While those of us at AS are disappointed to see our 12 year win streak come to an end, we're happy that our scores still improved year over year when comparing the totals to last year, and that we are in such good company with winners who are very capable, worthy competitors.

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by EA CO AS
Wed May 27, 2020 5:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest wins JD Power award in both categories for US carriers
Replies: 51
Views: 3947

Southwest wins JD Power award in both categories for US carriers

Source: https://www.forbes.com/sites/grantmartin/2020/05/27/southwest-and-jetblue-top-annual-list-of-most-satisfying-air-carriers/ Congratulations to Southwest Airlines for winning the JD Power award for highest customer satisfaction in both the short haul (800 mi or less) and long haul (over 800 mi...

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by EA CO AS
Tue May 26, 2020 5:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DOT Grants tentative Approval to 15 US Airlines to Drop service to 75 airports
Replies: 88
Views: 13318

Re: DOT Grants tentative Approval to 15 US Airlines to Drop service to 75 airports

Alaska dropping CMH is a bit of a surprise Perhaps AS found a graceful exit to a mistakenly-added route. I was surprised they added CMH over CLE which is a bigger market with greater demand to SEA. Maybe they wanted to enter Ohio but couldn't get a gate at CLE? Not sure what their reasons were. It’...

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by EA CO AS
Sun May 17, 2020 11:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 5/17/2020: UNRAVELING; DL Leaves CAK/MHT/PHF/SWF/CZM w/No Resumption Planned
Replies: 138
Views: 15781

Re: OAG Changes 5/17/2020: UNRAVELING; DL Leaves CAK/MHT/PHF/SWF/CZM w/No Resumption Planned

AA I think is flying too much. We will see what they put in for July. I believe June is 80% down domestic and 70% down international. AA is keeping their domestic network artificially higher than their peers in hopes of capitalizing on their network allowing more same-day connecting opportunities t...

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by EA CO AS
Sun May 17, 2020 10:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 5/17/2020: UNRAVELING; DL Leaves CAK/MHT/PHF/SWF/CZM w/No Resumption Planned
Replies: 138
Views: 15781

Re: OAG Changes 5/17/2020: UNRAVELING; DL Leaves CAK/MHT/PHF/SWF/CZM w/No Resumption Planned

I can only speak for AS, but we're seeing very solid increases in daily systemwide LF, and have actually had our contact center agents calling guests on flights that are more heavily booked that we'd like and offering other options if they're uncomfortable being seated next to another passenger. Tho...

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by EA CO AS
Fri May 15, 2020 3:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virtual tour of UA 727-022
Replies: 73
Views: 8640

Re: Virtual tour of UA 727-022

That’s awesome. Note the position of the FC lav, too.

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by EA CO AS
Tue May 12, 2020 7:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DOT warns airlines (again) over timely customer refunds
Replies: 23
Views: 3767

Re: DOT warns airlines (again) over timely customer refunds

DOT also says airlines must process refunds in a timely manner - which it defines as within 7 business days if a passenger paid by credit card, and within 20 days if a passenger paid by cash or check. The DOT also knows that airlines' accounting departments are not staffed to handle the massive wav...

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by EA CO AS
Sat May 09, 2020 2:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Person killed by plane on runway at Austin
Replies: 97
Views: 25342

Re: Person killed by plane on runway at Austin

https://people.com/human-interest/man-h ... ay-austin/

Airport spokesman Bryce Dubee told the Associated Press that officials do not believe the man was supposed to be on the runway when he was hit.
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Ugh, more “journalism” at work:

https://people.com/human-interest/man-h ... ay-austin/

Airport spokesman Bryce Dubee told the Associated Press that officials do not believe the man was supposed to be on the runway when he was hit.

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by EA CO AS
Thu May 07, 2020 10:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Time for the airlines to restart advertising
Replies: 114
Views: 10446

Re: Time for the airlines to restart advertising

https://youtu.be/L2p8pLOzKyc
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I think A4A as a trade group should put together an ad of the "When you're ready..." variety. In the meantime, social media content like this will be the norm:

https://youtu.be/L2p8pLOzKyc

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by EA CO AS
Sun May 03, 2020 8:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Anchorage (ANC) become the world’s busiest airport in the midst of coronavirus
Replies: 59
Views: 11110

Re: Anchorage (ANC) become the world’s busiest airport in the midst of coronavirus

NameOmitted wrote:
it's useful for us to have a reminder of how impotent our airport is, especially given how badly the coronavirus is looking to utterly ruin our overall economy.


I'm guessing you meant "important" rather than "impotent"... ;)

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by EA CO AS
Sat May 02, 2020 4:09 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Alaska to Require Masks
Replies: 8
Views: 1316

Re: Alaska to Require Masks

this is all such a joke. if it were truly a life saving measure, this should have been in place weeks ago. now, when one airline says they will do it, all of them jump on ship so they don't look foolish, when they already look foolish for not taking drastic measure at the beginning of all of this. ...

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by EA CO AS
Mon Apr 27, 2020 4:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EASTERN N602KW new colours?
Replies: 22
Views: 5541

Re: EASTERN N602KW new colours?

Brent Mooney's rendering from the Twitter feed... https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49821202297_f26686d5b7_o.png Screenshot (29) by Allen McLaughlin , on Flickr The Falcon logo doesn't have the oval outlined in white, though - it blends completely into the Ionosphere Blue background.

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by EA CO AS
Sun Apr 26, 2020 5:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS to join OneWorld / AA to make SEA an Intl gateway
Replies: 1192
Views: 134228

Re: AS to join OneWorld / AA to make SEA an Intl gateway

The latest, pre-COVID, was that the 737MAX9 and A321NEO were the contenders for the next aircraft order, which would be for 200 airframes. Wow. You were not kidding when you were preparing us for jaw dropping news. That had actually leaked out, unfortunately, but wasn't even the biggest part of the...

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by EA CO AS
Sun Apr 26, 2020 3:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS to join OneWorld / AA to make SEA an Intl gateway
Replies: 1192
Views: 134228

Re: AS to join OneWorld / AA to make SEA an Intl gateway

Actually they hadn’t fully committed to going back to all Boeing. The rumors from the GO were that the A321NEO had a shot. I retired in late 2017, so the only inside info I’m getting is from the pilot group, and we know how reliable that is. All the employee and retiree info on the staff web site s...

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by EA CO AS
Tue Apr 21, 2020 6:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue requiring staff to take unpaid leave
Replies: 63
Views: 8677

Re: JetBlue requiring staff to take unpaid leave

Ahhh...are the employees truly "salaried?" If so, this will not fly. As I understand the Labor Laws, salaried is just that, you get a fixed pay regardless of the hours worked; it is assumed it is 40hrs/wk. Now, you may have to enter time, but that is just for record keeping. This is why s...

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by EA CO AS
Mon Apr 20, 2020 3:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: National airlines were just passing through one way.
Replies: 16
Views: 4046

Re: National airlines were just passing through one way.

doulasc wrote:
Prior to National pulling out of Tallahassee Florida their only route was was JAX-TLH and back to JAX.No way that could have been
a profitable route for National.


It was a tag; they weren’t trying to make money on the JAXTLH segment but taking JAX and TLH customers onward.

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by EA CO AS
Thu Apr 16, 2020 4:48 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: VP Choice for the democratic party.
Replies: 86
Views: 3243

Re: VP Choice for the democratic party.

That;s ok, as long as Trump keeps Pence, The GOP can be labled a right wing misogynistic party with Aryan Christian fundamentalism intentions Brandon Straka’s very active and growing “Walk Away” movement proves this is just another false talking point from the left, whereas more and more people are...

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by EA CO AS
Thu Apr 16, 2020 3:30 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: VP Choice for the democratic party.
Replies: 86
Views: 3243

Re: VP Choice for the democratic party.

That makes a lot of sense though there's one variable you are not considering. Trump (obviously not him alone if anybody even needs this to be explained) picks up the economy and by 2024 this whole place is a like a well oiled machine again. Would be hard to shift at that point. I agree, although t...

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by EA CO AS
Thu Apr 16, 2020 10:17 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: VP Choice for the democratic party.
Replies: 86
Views: 3243

Re: VP Choice for the democratic party.

If I'm head of the DNC, I ask Biden to choose Warren, stating that she'll bring in some of the "Bernie Bros" while satisfying the far-left. In reality, I know the Sanders contingent stays home on Election Day, and Biden loses. Why do I want a Biden/Warren ticket to lose? Easy: o I get to b...

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by EA CO AS
Mon Apr 13, 2020 7:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 4/12/2020: VB Adds MTY-SAT;UA Adds MEI/PIB;F9 Adds MIA-RDU; 1000s of Routes Are Suspended
Replies: 83
Views: 15029

Re: OAG Changes 4/12/2020: VB Adds MTY-SAT;UA Adds MEI/PIB;F9 Adds MIA-RDU; 1000s of Routes Are Suspended

It all depends on when an effective treatment comes out en mass. It’s at that point we can officially start recovery. That could be in May or it could be in 2021. We don’t know. A vaccine won’t be until 2021 for sure. Per the WHO, there are 70 different vaccines in development, with 3 being the mos...

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