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by JAMBOJET
Thu Sep 12, 2019 12:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Delta increases stake in Korean Air parent
Replies: 78
Views: 12409

Re: Updated: Delta increases stake in Korean Air parent

I think any reasonable person who is an av geek has to stand back in awe of DL's strategic decisions. They never miss a beat. There were many who have said DL 's partnership with KE will pale in comparison to the UA and AA alliances in Japan. The reality in NRT is not really Tokyo and Haneda is a t...

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by JAMBOJET
Wed Sep 11, 2019 12:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Delta increases stake in Korean Air parent
Replies: 78
Views: 12409

Re: Updated: Delta increases stake in Korean Air parent

^^^ And yet DL is the most profitable airline in the world..with all these ”weaknesses”. Not sure your argument stacks up here Not sure anyone would argue that’s because of their Asian network, skyteam membership, or investment in KE. But certainly a very fair critique that it's a part of their ove...

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by JAMBOJET
Wed Sep 11, 2019 12:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Delta increases stake in Korean Air parent
Replies: 78
Views: 12409

Re: Updated: Delta increases stake in Korean Air parent

I think any reasonable person who is an av geek has to stand back in awe of DL's strategic decisions. They never miss a beat. There were many who have said DL 's partnership with KE will pale in comparison to the UA and AA alliances in Japan. The reality in NRT is not really Tokyo and Haneda is a t...

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by JAMBOJET
Wed Sep 04, 2019 8:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines MD-80 Retirement Discussion Thread
Replies: 648
Views: 114989

Re: American Airlines MD-80 Retirement Discussion Thread

TTailedTiger wrote:
So far no videos of the final flight have been uploaded. I would have thought they would be up by now.


AAStews account on Instagram did a fun job live-streaming some of the flight.

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by JAMBOJET
Fri Aug 30, 2019 1:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AUS eyes nonstop flights to 7 interc’l destinations: AMS, BJS, DUB, CDG, ICN, PVG, TYO
Replies: 214
Views: 20286

Re: AUS eyes nonstop flights to 7 interc’l destinations: AMS, BJS, DUB, CDG, ICN, PVG, TYO

Obviously speculation on my part, but Dublin doesn't seem all that unlikely to me. AA has a huge strength in AUS and EI is joining their TATL JV. After Brexit (whatever that ends up being), if Ireland were to join the Schengen Area, Dublin could become an easy way to take passengers into secondary ...

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by JAMBOJET
Fri Aug 30, 2019 12:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AUS eyes nonstop flights to 7 interc’l destinations: AMS, BJS, DUB, CDG, ICN, PVG, TYO
Replies: 214
Views: 20286

Re: AUS eyes nonstop flights to 7 interc’l destinations: AMS, BJS, DUB, CDG, ICN, PVG, TYO

It is kind of amusing reading the opinions of so many non-Austinites here. Unless you live here, you can't imagine the amount of wealth that is being minted here at present. And it isn't just tech wealth either. Will Austin get all those route? I don't think so. But I would not be surprised by AMS,...

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by JAMBOJET
Thu Aug 15, 2019 8:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA to Tweak 737 MAX Order
Replies: 56
Views: 14054

Re: UA to Tweak 737 MAX Order

The article says this about PTVs on the MAX: “While all recent deliveries and retrofits offer only streaming IFE to passenger devices it appears that at least some aircraft of these new types will see embedded screens installed”. I’m curious if that means all new Max would get seatback screens or if...

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by JAMBOJET
Thu Aug 15, 2019 8:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA to Tweak 737 MAX Order
Replies: 56
Views: 14054

Re: UA to Tweak 737 MAX Order

Good to see the switch back to PTV's. IA and DL continues to make customer friendly changes while AA moves further and further into ULCC territory. IDK why you’re singling out American when United has been neck and neck with AA on their trek into ULCC territory ... well until this move back to PTV’...

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by JAMBOJET
Wed Aug 14, 2019 11:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA gets permanent injunction against mechanics union
Replies: 98
Views: 11852

Re: AA gets permanent injunction against mechanics union

Is this example really any different than Delta on any day of the year? Can Delta force their mechanics to work "overtime"? [and the judge's statement made no limit on the degree of that "overtime".] (Honest question - I'm from outside jurisdiction and have no idea!) Suggesting ...

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by JAMBOJET
Wed Aug 14, 2019 11:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA gets permanent injunction against mechanics union
Replies: 98
Views: 11852

Re: AA gets permanent injunction against mechanics union

As a total (foreign) outsider with no dog in the fight, I'm really concerned at the judiciary giving the Csuits in American a total free hand in how they use their labour - and I'm even more concerned that people with a supposed interest in aviation aren't aware of the danger here (on anet). I know...

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by JAMBOJET
Thu Aug 08, 2019 12:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: American Airlines Increases International Presence, Makes First Entrance Into Africa
Replies: 508
Views: 95987

Re: Updated: American Airlines Increases International Presence, Makes First Entrance Into Africa

I'm sure this could easily change when United makes new ORD announcements but, for now, the difference in European seasonality and destinations total between AA and UA at ORD is astounding: AA: Year-Round: 1. London Seasonal: 2. Athens 3. Barcelona 4. Budapest 5. Dublin 6. Krakow 7. Paris 8. Prague ...

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by JAMBOJET
Tue Jul 30, 2019 3:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta A220 route additions
Replies: 344
Views: 22387

Re: Delta A220 route additions

Why don’t you go hop on delta.com and find all the Delta narrowbodies without 30” pitch in economy. If you were to read what I wrote in previous posts, I have mentioned the Y cabin. The poster “questions” specifically referenced First class hard product and I replied to that. And just as others tol...

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by JAMBOJET
Tue Jul 30, 2019 2:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta A220 route additions
Replies: 344
Views: 22387

Re: Delta A220 route additions

BNAMealer wrote:
A great A220 route would be SEA-DFW. I am surprised DL has not launched it yet.

Agreed. Seems like a great plane for that route and also ORD-LAX if they ever decided to get on that route.

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by JAMBOJET
Tue Jul 30, 2019 2:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta A220 route additions
Replies: 344
Views: 22387

Re: Delta A220 route additions

As it pertains to the hard product and pitch, I do think they’re deficient. I obviously understand why others disagree with that thought and I think they have plenty of good points. But it’s why I pointed the “why” behind my belief in my fact-based “rant” on seat pitch. I clearly don’t value seatba...

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by JAMBOJET
Tue Jul 30, 2019 2:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta A220 route additions
Replies: 344
Views: 22387

Re: Delta A220 route additions

Simply noting where they're deficient relative to their competition. No. You insinuated that the product wasn't superior when you launched into your rant about seat pitch: How is the A220 a superior product vs AA and UA? First class seat pitch: 37" pitch (same as AA Oasis; nearly every other A...

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by JAMBOJET
Tue Jul 30, 2019 1:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta A220 route additions
Replies: 344
Views: 22387

Re: Delta A220 route additions

The DL A220 coach class is better than the AA 737 OASIS first class seat. And its more than JUST the seat, the entire hard and soft product of the two planes can't be compared. I think any reasonable human being would opt for the DL A220 coach seat over a F seat on the AA B737 OASIS design. Now, ba...

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by JAMBOJET
Tue Jul 30, 2019 1:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta A220 route additions
Replies: 344
Views: 22387

Re: Delta A220 route additions

I would give up 2” of leg room in F for better food, better AVOD, more reliable overall operation on a Delta flight. Have you flown on an A220 back to back with an AA oasis A321 (which they will all be Oasis eventually) I can’t believe you’re even trying to argue AA is on par. Enjoy your reduced le...

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by JAMBOJET
Tue Jul 30, 2019 7:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta A220 route additions
Replies: 344
Views: 22387

Re: Delta A220 route additions

I would give up 2” of leg room in F for better food, better AVOD, more reliable overall operation on a Delta flight. Have you flown on an A220 back to back with an AA oasis A321 (which they will all be Oasis eventually) I can’t believe you’re even trying to argue AA is on par. Enjoy your reduced le...

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by JAMBOJET
Tue Jul 30, 2019 7:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta A220 route additions
Replies: 344
Views: 22387

Re: SFO, ATL, SJC, MSY, SNA, FAI, LAS to gain A220 service by year-end 2019

But take lga-dfw as an example: AA largely flies pre-merger AA A321s on the route: 39” pitch in F. AA used to have a nice domestic F product. However it’s been “value engineered” by the bean counters to the point of mediocrity. :roll: The AA pre-merger A321 is still flying with 39” in first. All of...

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by JAMBOJET
Sun Jul 28, 2019 3:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Q2 2019 US Carriers Financial Performance
Replies: 47
Views: 5953

Re: Q2 2019 US Carriers Financial Performance

Some folks have asked for a summary of the Q2 2019 financial performance of the various US carriers....here's a comparison across various financial and statistical metrics of AA, DL, UA, WN, AS, and B6: Before getting into the financials, here are some traffic/capacity figures to give you an idea o...

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by JAMBOJET
Sat Jul 20, 2019 4:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA lawsuit against TWU/IAM (redux)
Replies: 419
Views: 27948

Re: AA lawsuit against TWU/IAM (redux)

Guess you dint realize the hundreds of millions of dollars delta makes at TechOps insourcing work which AA chose to get out of. Right? Crazy how much non-union Delta destroys their mechanic workforce, outsources all of them without union protection, and makes them horribly paid. Oh wait... :roll: I...

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by JAMBOJET
Sat Jul 20, 2019 2:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA lawsuit against TWU/IAM (redux)
Replies: 419
Views: 27948

Re: AA lawsuit against TWU/IAM (redux)

AS the employees do the work, they generate the revenue. Nothing a mechanic does generates revenue. An AMT protects the revenue generated by the yield management & sales folks and that revenue is provided by the customers. Without customers, there is no revenue to be had. Guess you dint realize...

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by JAMBOJET
Fri Jul 19, 2019 7:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA lawsuit against TWU/IAM (redux)
Replies: 419
Views: 27948

Re: AA lawsuit against TWU/IAM (redux)

The two main negotiators for the IAM don’t face elections, Sito will not be running again and Tom isn’t an elected position. And no they can’t just say the cost of the contract, both sides have actuaries and AA still has to file financials with the SEC. Oh. So now we’re suggesting the two main nego...

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by JAMBOJET
Fri Jul 19, 2019 7:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA lawsuit against TWU/IAM (redux)
Replies: 419
Views: 27948

Re: AA lawsuit against TWU/IAM (redux)

Doug promised an industry leading contract. All the employees expect everything to be better. Funny was with a bunch of IAM Mechanic and Related on Tuesday night in CLT. A couple of things. I really believe that Parker and Isom believe what is on the table is industry leading. Personally I don't se...

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by JAMBOJET
Thu Jul 18, 2019 12:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aeromexico reports loss; cancels PVG, suspends 5 other international routes
Replies: 44
Views: 9936

Re: Aeromexico reports loss; cancels PVG, suspends 5 other international routes

MEX is perfectly placed to be a transfer hub between all of South America and North America. AM should be drowning in connecting traffic, but the combination of a lousy terminal and a lousy connecting experience (Mexican immigration rules currently require you to fully enter the country to connect,...

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by JAMBOJET
Thu Jul 18, 2019 11:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aeromexico reports loss; cancels PVG, suspends 5 other international routes
Replies: 44
Views: 9936

Re: Aeromexico reports loss; cancels PVG, suspends 5 other international routes

MEX is perfectly placed to be a transfer hub between all of South America and North America. AM should be drowning in connecting traffic, but the combination of a lousy terminal and a lousy connecting experience (Mexican immigration rules currently require you to fully enter the country to connect,...

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by JAMBOJET
Thu Jul 18, 2019 1:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aeromexico reports loss; cancels PVG, suspends 5 other international routes
Replies: 44
Views: 9936

Re: Aeromexico reports loss; cancels PVG, suspends 5 other international routes

You do have to wonder what impact the Delta JV has on Aeromexico's profitability. Delta owns 49% of AM. Delta likely created a JV with AM that is HIGHLY favorable to Delta (obviously speculation on my part; I have no idea). Why would you not if you're Delta and you own all the cards? what would the ...

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by JAMBOJET
Thu Jul 18, 2019 1:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: “Dear American Airlines, I Hate You With My Whole Heart.” writes disgruntled traveler
Replies: 179
Views: 23306

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

Eh. No show policy: If someone calls to tell AA that they are purchasing another ticket on AA to get to their destination, they should honor their original return ticket rather than selling it again. i get the sympathy here, but then you'll just end up with a bunch of people buying DCA-DFW-ATL-DCA ...

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by JAMBOJET
Tue Jul 16, 2019 7:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA lawsuit against TWU/IAM (redux)
Replies: 419
Views: 27948

Re: AA lawsuit against TWU/IAM (redux)

It seems to me the company is in the drivers seat. Has the union decided if they are fighting for higher wages, or more jobs? I don't think they'll get both. A scope selloff is a massive loss for labor imho. Southwest set the bar very high on pay, but they have a very small maintenance operation, s...

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by JAMBOJET
Tue Jul 16, 2019 3:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA lawsuit against TWU/IAM (redux)
Replies: 419
Views: 27948

Re: AA lawsuit against TWU/IAM (redux)

None of them are, I already posted that to you. Pieces are better, not a whole CBA. Delta has no contract, they are non-union, employees at will. Southwest is better in wages and 401k contributions, WN has 2,700 mechanics for 753 planes, they outsource 77% of their maintenance. United only has a be...

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by JAMBOJET
Tue Jul 16, 2019 3:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA lawsuit against TWU/IAM (redux)
Replies: 419
Views: 27948

Re: AA lawsuit against TWU/IAM (redux)

Once again AA’s incomplete offer is not ILC, what is so hard to understand that? ILC means it’s total value, workrules etc are above the rest of the industry. Hell no it’s not better nor above the others. AA is asking for concessions, I’ve already posted numerous items they proposed. AA’s goal is t...

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by JAMBOJET
Tue Jul 16, 2019 2:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA lawsuit against TWU/IAM (redux)
Replies: 419
Views: 27948

Re: AA lawsuit against TWU/IAM (redux)

Each other airline CBA aren’t industry leading in all areas, just pieces. Doug has stated numerous times he will give an ILC CBA, and hasnt come through. Neither Isom nor Parker has been in negotiations, and have never sent anyone to the table that has the power to do so. Remember Isom was at NW wh...

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by JAMBOJET
Tue Jul 16, 2019 2:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA lawsuit against TWU/IAM (redux)
Replies: 419
Views: 27948

Re: AA lawsuit against TWU/IAM (redux)

Each other airline CBA aren’t industry leading in all areas, just pieces. Doug has stated numerous times he will give an ILC CBA, and hasnt come through. Neither Isom nor Parker has been in negotiations, and have never sent anyone to the table that has the power to do so. Remember Isom was at NW wh...

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by JAMBOJET
Tue Jul 16, 2019 2:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA lawsuit against TWU/IAM (redux)
Replies: 419
Views: 27948

Re: AA lawsuit against TWU/IAM (redux)

Yeah, the 4 biggest ones. That's like building a house and saying, "we haven't poured the foundation or framed it yet, but we've picked out the fixtures for the bathrooms!" IOW, talks are closer to square one than anything else. Not true at all every article in a CBA is important. But yes...

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by JAMBOJET
Sat Jul 13, 2019 7:18 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: American’s Flagship Business: What’s next?
Replies: 17
Views: 1526

Re: American’s Flagship Business: What’s next?

Have you actually tried the Delta One Suite and confirmed it’s “miles behind” AA’s? Having a fully enclosed suite is the new trend in premium seats. DL was the U.S. carrier first to do so, resulting in positive feedback. I’m not sure what you’re talking about when you’re saying it’s astounding that...

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by JAMBOJET
Thu Jul 11, 2019 12:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ANA reveals new 4 class cabin product
Replies: 66
Views: 10419

Re: ANA reveals new 4 class cabin product

wow. hope we get these planes at ORD soon!

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by JAMBOJET
Tue Jul 09, 2019 2:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta A220 route additions
Replies: 344
Views: 22387

Re: SFO, ATL, SJC, MSY, SNA, FAI, LAS to gain A220 service by year-end 2019

It's not just the A220, it's that it's another example of how DL continues to actually invest in it's product, unlike AA especially. DL is clearly going after business travelers out of DFW etc with a superior product. How is the A220 a superior product vs AA and UA? First class seat pitch: 37"...

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by JAMBOJET
Tue Jul 09, 2019 2:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta A220 route additions
Replies: 344
Views: 22387

Re: Delta A220 route additions

I for one, as an avgeek, am thrilled to see DL open new A220 routes!! Whats with all the bashing? Am i missing something political? No intent to bash here. The A220 is a great plane. Delta is a great company and does many many things very well as evidenced by their margins relative to AA and UA. It...

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by JAMBOJET
Tue Jul 09, 2019 1:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta A220 route additions
Replies: 344
Views: 22387

Re: SFO, ATL, SJC, MSY, SNA, FAI, LAS to gain A220 service by year-end 2019

I love how DL has no shame in attacking their rival hubs with the A220. Cracks me up how pretty much every addition involves DFW, IAH, and SFO. AA & UA couldn't care less. While the A220 is an a.net fable, let's not forget that AA, UA and DL passed up on the A220; DL even ordered second-hand E9...

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by JAMBOJET
Fri Jul 05, 2019 4:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta improves intl Main Cabin experience
Replies: 156
Views: 21263

Re: Delta improves intl Main Cabin experience

How does delta manage to have more seats on the 77E/L with 9 abreast? Do they have fewer galleys, lavs, or less pitch versus AA and UA? Delta reduced business class to only 28 seats, allowing all of the space beyond door 2 to be used for premium economy and economy. That’s not the reason. The old c...

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by JAMBOJET
Thu Jul 04, 2019 6:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta improves intl Main Cabin experience
Replies: 156
Views: 21263

Re: Delta improves intl Main Cabin experience

Keep in mind that the seat count on the 777 is higher because of the larger Y cabin. It is not a premium heavy configuration and only now is PremiumSelect being retrofitted. It is not because passengers are being ‘crammed’ in. 76 J+W on delta 777 61 J+W in AA 777 More J on AA, true, not more premiu...

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by JAMBOJET
Thu Jul 04, 2019 1:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta improves intl Main Cabin experience
Replies: 156
Views: 21263

Re: Delta improves intl Main Cabin experience

If DL flew the 787, would it be 8 or 9 abreast? 9. The 777 3-3-3 seating isn’t some “goodness of their heart” move, it’s because Delta already crams the most seats on their International 777-200s of the US3 even with 3-3-3 in the back and those planes have to get to/from JNB and other long-haul des...

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by JAMBOJET
Thu Jun 20, 2019 5:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Delta increases stake in Korean Air parent
Replies: 78
Views: 12409

Re: Delta Buys a 4.3% Stake in Korean Air

Is Hanjin only made up of KE only now that Hanjin Shipping went bankrupt? Delta does not want to purchase stakes in KE directly for a few reasons: 1) In South Korea there is a weird law that prohibits a single foreigner in the airline board. Re: Jin Air. Emily Lee Cho, the sister of Cho Won-tae, is...

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by JAMBOJET
Thu Jun 20, 2019 3:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Delta increases stake in Korean Air parent
Replies: 78
Views: 12409

Re: Delta Buys a 4.3% Stake in Korean Air

Really is an interesting equity stake reminiscent more of the United Avianca stake than Delta’s prior equity stakes (into a holding company rather than directly the airline itself). The stake doesn’t appear to be in KE directly but rather in the chaebol, Hanjin. Does anyone know if it’s even possibl...

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by JAMBOJET
Thu Jun 13, 2019 6:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta saves the day with free charter
Replies: 113
Views: 19935

Re: Delta saves the day with free charter

Boof02671 wrote:
Not putting anything out on Social Media.

Pretty sure you’ve told everyone on another thread you’re not current AA or union. How would you know?

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by JAMBOJET
Thu Jun 13, 2019 12:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LHR-CHS: How's it doing?
Replies: 62
Views: 14955

Re: LHR-CHS: How's it doing?

...to BA. The same cannot be said for their peers in various capacities, which was the whole point of the statement to begin with. So your point that BA's connectivity is lacking, specifically to oil destinations, compared with LH, AF and KLM doesn't really wash. You've come up with 2 cities: And a...

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by JAMBOJET
Wed Jun 12, 2019 12:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LHR-CHS: How's it doing?
Replies: 62
Views: 14955

Re: LHR-CHS: How's it doing?

Hence the last 13 words in the post you're responding to. :smile: This time you really should admit you were wrong... About what exactly? Not jumping on this to ask you to apologize, but I am curious about the assertion that Heathrow is somehow less connected than its European Peers? Particularly t...

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by JAMBOJET
Fri Jun 07, 2019 12:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The first US Airline into BLQ!
Replies: 44
Views: 6872

Re: The first US Airline into BLQ!

What a great video! Say what you will about the inside of the AA 767s. It's such a pretty bird in AA's colors! I miss seeing them here regularly at ORD. The reconfigured UA 763s are great on the inside but the outside is so bland

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by JAMBOJET
Tue Jun 04, 2019 9:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LATAM cancels BOG-MIA route
Replies: 8
Views: 2283

Re: LATAM cancels BOG-MIA route

OB1504 wrote:
The timings were awful. I don’t understand how LATAM can’t make once daily BOG-MIA work when Avianca does it 3-4 times a day and some of their flights are even A330s.

Do they really need to make it work when AA flies the route and they can codeshare on it?

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