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by ScorpioMC3
Fri Jun 21, 2019 6:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: UA reinstating BOM and DEL service by September 6th, 2019
Replies: 200
Views: 36457

Re: UA suspends BOM service effective immediately

I agree with judge1310 but I have to ask would it be possible for BOM-NRT-EWR? One of the major problems with stopovers like this is crew legality. While the pax may be on the ground for an hour, two hours tops, there would have to be a crew swap of both pilots and flight attendants. That's a lot o...

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by ScorpioMC3
Fri Jun 21, 2019 6:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: UA reinstating BOM and DEL service by September 6th, 2019
Replies: 200
Views: 36457

Re: UA suspends BOM service effective immediately

Judge1310 wrote:
I find it mind-numbing that so many folks on here seem to think that professional network planners haven't considered all possible avenues (running algorithms with data feed, as an example) to make a flight be viable.


THIS. :alert:

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by ScorpioMC3
Fri Jun 21, 2019 6:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: UA reinstating BOM and DEL service by September 6th, 2019
Replies: 200
Views: 36457

Re: UA suspends BOM service effective immediately

Could they sub in an alternate type (788?) that might have the legs to make the flight without overflying Iran or Pakistan? I realize that it would mean reduced capacity, but may be preferable to canceling the route altogether. Looking at the Great Circle routing, EWR-RUH-BOM (which overflies neith...

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by ScorpioMC3
Fri Jun 21, 2019 1:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: UA reinstating BOM and DEL service by September 6th, 2019
Replies: 200
Views: 36457

Re: UA suspends BOM service effective immediately

I'm going out on limb here, but if this flight was highly profitable, I think UA would have come up with a way to make the flight work. :roll: I'm going out on a limb here and saying the route is profitable when it runs non-stop, and major disruptions with no end in sight such as this make it unpro...

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by ScorpioMC3
Thu Jun 20, 2019 8:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta 1316 Diverted and Delayed
Replies: 35
Views: 3753

Re: Delta 1316 Diverted and Delayed

::deep breath::
There are literally countless reasons why they could not send a "fresh crew" for this flight, if in fact that is why they are delayed out.

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by ScorpioMC3
Wed Jun 05, 2019 1:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Tried To 'Trap' Its Own Flight Attendants
Replies: 95
Views: 19298

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

I never objected to your point of a crew being able to extend. My apples and oranges statement refers to the fact that if you were operating a four-leg domestic day within the US, you do not have a rest period in the middle of the day. You can do split duties under FAA rules. You cannot compare a s...

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by ScorpioMC3
Tue Jun 04, 2019 3:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Tried To 'Trap' Its Own Flight Attendants
Replies: 95
Views: 19298

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

Apples and oranges. Are you US based? Because if you are, your 30 hour turn makes no sense to me. (It doesn't make sense even if you weren't US based). In the US, 19 hours is an allowable maximum for very specific FRMS flights that have to be approved ahead of time by the FAA and are double augment...

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by ScorpioMC3
Tue Jun 04, 2019 12:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Tried To 'Trap' Its Own Flight Attendants
Replies: 95
Views: 19298

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

You've never been a flight attendant or pilot, have you? Because if you have you'd know that most actually want to go to bed after being on duty for 15 hours (which is when Delta FAs can walk). Been an airline pilot for several decades, and I have had work "days" in excess of 30 hours. Fl...

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by ScorpioMC3
Mon Jun 03, 2019 3:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Tried To 'Trap' Its Own Flight Attendants
Replies: 95
Views: 19298

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

"Delta acknowledged the Flight 1990 incident in a statement to HuffPost, saying it was a breakdown of company protocol." Presumably the breakdown in company protocol was the broadcast message, not the intent or action. I think the problem is with the delivery of the message not the conten...

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by ScorpioMC3
Sun May 05, 2019 11:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta A220 route additions
Replies: 266
Views: 10278

Re: Delta A220 route additions

This jet is a game changer. Delta can't get them fast enough. The main question is how long UAL and AA can sit on the sidelines. The E-jet can't compete, it's only 4 abreast. I'm sure Dougie will find a way to squeeze in 6 abreast seating at 29 inch pitch and no PTVs. I definitely wish AA was acqui...

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by ScorpioMC3
Fri May 03, 2019 12:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL, why no B77W?
Replies: 57
Views: 12562

Re: DL, why no B77W?

Additionally, based on the giant illuminated "Airbus" sign in the Delta museum at ATL, I think it's safe to say Delta is likely to stick with Airbus for the foreseeable future. Why would they put that in the museum? Aside from a handful of A310’s they got from the Pan Am acquisition Delta...

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by ScorpioMC3
Fri May 03, 2019 3:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL, why no B77W?
Replies: 57
Views: 12562

Re: DL, why no B77W?

Additionally, based on the giant illuminated "Airbus" sign in the Delta museum at ATL, I think it's safe to say Delta is likely to stick with Airbus for the foreseeable future.

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by ScorpioMC3
Tue Apr 30, 2019 9:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA Launches EWR/CPT
Replies: 107
Views: 19553

Re: UA Launches EWR/CPT

Tickets are now available to be bought - bit earlier than expected I guess. Very surprised UA hasn't made a bigger deal of this route given it is their first back into Africa (unless I'm missing something) and first US non-stop to Cape Town. Anyway, prices seem reasonable compared to 1-stops on SA....

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by ScorpioMC3
Tue Apr 30, 2019 1:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Etihad Economy Seat & Removing Seatback TVs From A320/A321s
Replies: 23
Views: 5939

Re: New Etihad Economy Seat & Removing Seatback TVs From A320/A321s

This is somewhat normal in most parts of the world. I think passengers in the Middle East have been spoilt with the service offered by home carriers so it feels like a tragedy. Seriously. So dramatic with "Well I'm never going to fly them now!" when they removed TVs on just their narrowbo...

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by ScorpioMC3
Fri Apr 26, 2019 3:57 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Frontier FA Has Woman Arrested For Complaining About Vomit on Child's Seat
Replies: 72
Views: 9033

Re: Frontier FA Has Woman Arrested For Complaining About Vomit on Child's Seat

Notwithstanding this particular apathetic crew, I'm trying to understand how you think FA's could have someone arrested. Removed from the aircraft? Absolutely. Request LEOs? Yup. Actually have someone arrested? Uh, no. The police make that call. Do I think F9 handled this properly? I don't know. Bu...

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by ScorpioMC3
Fri Apr 26, 2019 3:38 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Frontier FA Has Woman Arrested For Complaining About Vomit on Child's Seat
Replies: 72
Views: 9033

Re: Frontier FA Has Woman Arrested For Complaining About Vomit on Child's Seat

Notwithstanding this particular apathetic crew, I'm trying to understand how you think FA's could have someone arrested. Removed from the aircraft? Absolutely. Request LEOs? Yup. Actually have someone arrested? Uh, no. The police make that call. Do I think F9 handled this properly? I don't know. Bu...

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by ScorpioMC3
Fri Apr 26, 2019 2:43 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Frontier FA Has Woman Arrested For Complaining About Vomit on Child's Seat
Replies: 72
Views: 9033

Re: Frontier FA Has Woman Arrested For Complaining About Vomit on Child's Seat

Notwithstanding this particular apathetic crew, I'm trying to understand how you think FA's could have someone arrested. Removed from the aircraft? Absolutely. Request LEOs? Yup. Actually have someone arrested? Uh, no. The police make that call. Do I think F9 handled this properly? I don't know. Bu...

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by ScorpioMC3
Fri Apr 26, 2019 2:19 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Frontier FA Has Woman Arrested For Complaining About Vomit on Child's Seat
Replies: 72
Views: 9033

Re: Frontier FA Has Woman Arrested For Complaining About Vomit on Child's Seat

Notwithstanding this particular apathetic crew, I'm trying to understand how you think FA's could have someone arrested. Removed from the aircraft? Absolutely. Request LEOs? Yup. Actually have someone arrested? Uh, no. The police make that call. Do I think F9 handled this properly? I don't know. But...

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by ScorpioMC3
Tue Apr 23, 2019 2:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cathay Pacific cracking down on crews taking pax goodies, leftovers
Replies: 54
Views: 9200

Re: Cathay Pacific flight attendants caught stealing

I have seen several BA captains with bags of soft drinks and booze on Heathrow T5 arrivals train. I can understand cabin crew do that, but a captain t the salary of 100,000 pounds a year is truly puzzling to me. Speaking as a former FA in the US I can confirm that pilots are some of the cheapest in...

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by ScorpioMC3
Thu Apr 18, 2019 5:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA S19 Departures By Hub And Aircraft Type
Replies: 48
Views: 8713

Re: UA S19 Departures By Hub And Aircraft Type

It is interesting to see how much UA relies on regional lift compared to DL and AA. I wonder if DL having the 717's account for the difference between mainline vs regional percentages. I would think so. Delta does run a great operation but I think part of (not solely, of course) that is because of ...

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by ScorpioMC3
Fri Apr 12, 2019 6:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta looking into accelerating MD-90 retirement
Replies: 203
Views: 29584

Re: Delta looking into accelerating MD-90 retirement

Have you ever flown on an MD90 at night and during landing seen the sparks from the engines during reverse thrust? That's fun to watch.

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by ScorpioMC3
Sat Apr 06, 2019 9:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 1762
Views: 314611

Re: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019

VC10er wrote:
Question: are any of United’s 787-10’s doing international revenue flying yet? Or are they all still doing Transcontinental?



They have started international revenue flying.
Yesterday:
UA84 EWR-TLV
UA960 EWR-FRA

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