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by IPFreely
Wed Jul 01, 2020 8:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American adds more Asia to SEA, and other long-haul changes
Replies: 194
Views: 20691

Re: American adds more Asia to SEA, and other long-haul changes

American couldn't make ORD work to Asia. I would have to bet that they have much more connecting passenger traffic there compared to Alaska in Seattle. "In business, competition is never as healthy as total domination.” - Peter Lynch. In Chicago, American had to compete with an 800 lb gorilla ...

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by IPFreely
Wed Jul 01, 2020 8:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American adds more Asia to SEA, and other long-haul changes
Replies: 194
Views: 20691

Re: American adds more Asia to SEA, and other long-haul changes

kavok wrote:
Up until the AS to OneWorld move, Delta was winning the long term battle for SEA.


Alaska/Horizon market share in SEA has slowly but steadily increased since Delta started "winning".

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by IPFreely
Wed Jul 01, 2020 1:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Blue Panorama flight 1504, right or wrong decision?
Replies: 32
Views: 6429

Re: Blue Panorama flight 1504, right or wrong decision?

IMO, the captain took the wrong decision. I think he was too go minded and lacked situational awareness. Wrong decision. Ample time to react and reject . I would still fail him ! Easa 330/340/320 TRE Experienced and qualified investigators had access to all information including the CVR, FDR, any v...

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by IPFreely
Mon Jun 29, 2020 1:55 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Delta Air Lines liquidation scenarios
Replies: 32
Views: 2544

Re: Delta Air Lines liquidation scenarios

United would move in to ATL, and LAX. American would take over JFK and SEA. SWA and LCCs will pick at the rest, with probably Spirit and AK duking it out in SLC. F9 picking up CVG. I can see UA taking back market share at LAX after a Delta liquidation, taking over the renovations to Terminals 2 and...

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by IPFreely
Sun Jun 28, 2020 6:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Completely Disobedient Pilot Refuses to Vacate LAS Class B Without Clearance/Argues With ATC
Replies: 46
Views: 14489

Re: Completely Disobedient Pilot Refuses to Vacate LAS Class B Without Clearance/Argues With ATC

Will be interesting to see what the FAA does, if anything. But I'll wait for them to look at all the facts. In the meantime I'll enjoy the show that the a.net crowd inevitably puts on with their virtual tar, feathers, and pitchforks.

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by IPFreely
Sun Jun 28, 2020 2:33 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: American Airlines, Air Canada and Westjet end COVID-19 seat blocking
Replies: 20
Views: 1045

Re: American Airlines, Air Canada and Westjet end COVID-19 seat blocking

DL/WN/B6/AS think that they can make more money long term playing the good guy and blocking seats gaining image points. DL and AS are keeping people separated by one seat side-by-side on mainline flights but they are seating people side-by-side on regional flights. So let's quit saying they're putt...

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by IPFreely
Sun Jun 28, 2020 2:13 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: American Airlines, Air Canada and Westjet end COVID-19 seat blocking
Replies: 20
Views: 1045

Re: American Airlines, Air Canada and Westjet end COVID-19 seat blocking

Are there any airlines really blocking seats so nobody sits side-by-side? And please don't list the airlines blocking middle seats on mainline aircraft while seating people side-by-side on 2x2 across regional jets, they don't get the credit they're claiming.

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by IPFreely
Sat Jun 27, 2020 3:18 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Delta Air Lines liquidation scenarios
Replies: 32
Views: 2544

Re: Delta Air Lines liquidation scenarios

millionsofmiles wrote:
klm617 wrote:
There is plenty of data here in these forums to back up my comment.


Then you should have no problem posting it. Let’s see it.


No need to embarrass the poster any further. He's done a good enough job of that himself.

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by IPFreely
Fri Jun 26, 2020 10:35 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: American to use all seating July 1
Replies: 18
Views: 1022

Re: American to use all seating July 1

It's very hypocritical of airlines to block middle seats on 3x3 mainline aircraft in the name of safety. If that side-by-side separation is really necessary, they would also block 50% of the seats on 2x2 regional jets.

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by IPFreely
Fri Jun 26, 2020 10:33 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Delta’s former service to Nairobi
Replies: 12
Views: 2132

Re: Delta’s former service to Nairobi

I don't understand the OP's topic, is it an argument for or against DL serving Kenya? Kenya Airlines and Delta are both Skyteam members but it does not necessarily follow that there needs to be service from ATL to Nairobi. It just means you can get from ATL to Nairobi on a Delta ticket, even if you ...

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by IPFreely
Fri Jun 26, 2020 12:06 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Delta Air Lines liquidation scenarios
Replies: 32
Views: 2544

Re: Delta Air Lines liquidation scenarios

There is plenty of data here in these forums to back up my comment. No, there isn't. In fact your own previous posts contradict your post in this thread. You are well-known for continually pointing out how DL continually cuts destinations from DTW in favor of ATL. They wouldn't keep doing that if D...

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by IPFreely
Thu Jun 25, 2020 12:24 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Delta Air Lines liquidation scenarios
Replies: 32
Views: 2544

Re: Delta Air Lines liquidation scenarios

klm617 wrote:
I assure you that Delta's hub at Detroit generates more revenue than American's hub at Chicago.


You assure me? Sorry, that doesn't cut it. Please prove your statement.
Also please be aware that earnings are more important than revenue.

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by IPFreely
Mon Jun 22, 2020 5:07 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Delta Not Answering Phones!
Replies: 15
Views: 2669

Re: Delta Not Answering Phones!

viewtopic.php?f=4&t=1447483
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This is more or less a duplicate thread of the one last week about Delta not answering the phone:

viewtopic.php?f=4&t=1447483

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by IPFreely
Mon Jun 22, 2020 3:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Naples, Fl (APF)...woman knocked off bike by jet blast !
Replies: 22
Views: 3875

Re: Naples, Fl (APF)...woman knocked off bike by jet blast !

KlimaBXsst wrote:
Glad the jet blast she didn’t blow loose her tube top


Speak for yourself (even though she's not wearing a tube top).

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by IPFreely
Sat Jun 20, 2020 4:56 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Delta Air Lines liquidation scenarios
Replies: 32
Views: 2544

Re: Delta Air Lines liquidation scenarios

LMAO In reality American would set up shop at DTW post haste if Delta liquidated. Makes sense. In a DL liquidation, DTW goes to AA whIch then allows UA fortress hub status at ORD. Win-win. Chicago is a much much more important destination than Detroit. Even though AA is and will likely always be #2...

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by IPFreely
Sun Jun 14, 2020 12:32 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Calling Delta
Replies: 14
Views: 1197

Re: Calling Delta

DFW17L wrote:
Layoffs?


That's probably a big factor. A lot of front line phone support people may also be "working" from home since March or April.

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by IPFreely
Sat Jun 06, 2020 12:06 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airports named after people that died in plane crashes
Replies: 27
Views: 1153

Re: Airports named after people that died in plane crashes

kanban wrote:
try the Will Rogers - Wiley Post Memorial Seaplane Base part of Renton Municipal Airport.


Sokes wrote:
-Wiley Post was the first pilot to fly solo around the world. He also has an airport named after him in Oklahoma.


The commercial airport in Barrow, Alaska is also named for Wiley Post and Will Rogers.

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by IPFreely
Mon Jun 01, 2020 5:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL1327 (FAI-SEA) diverts to YXY
Replies: 35
Views: 6129

Re: DL1327 (FAI-SEA) diverts to YXY

Cubsrule wrote:
And flying to or from Alaska without a passport in hand is lunacy.


What an absurd statement. I know you are trying to act smart but it isn't working. Do you carry a passport to fly from BOS to ORD, LGA to MSP, or other similar flights?

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by IPFreely
Sun May 31, 2020 11:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL1327 (FAI-SEA) diverts to YXY
Replies: 35
Views: 6129

Re: DL1327 (FAI-SEA) diverts to YXY

JNU is way too difficult, particularly for pilots who may be unfamiliar with the approach and a plane with mechanical difficulties. Hence, they chose YXY. Makes no sense. Unless the weather was bad they have a localizer approach. The cirus club flies it every year It's not just the approach, depend...

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by IPFreely
Thu May 14, 2020 4:45 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: How to hire a private jet
Replies: 8
Views: 1268

Re: How to hire a private jet

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Isn't this ban on international flights still in effect in Turkey?

http://web.shgm.gov.tr/documents/sivilh ... VID-19.pdf

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by IPFreely
Tue May 12, 2020 1:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta plans to emerge a "smaller" carrier
Replies: 1514
Views: 259760

Re: Delta plans to emerge a "smaller" carrier

slcdeltarumd11 wrote:
But all airlines can't say MHT is in the Boston area and not fly to it at all.


Why not? Is there a law that says an airline has to serve MHT even if no passengers use the service?

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by IPFreely
Fri May 08, 2020 12:38 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: F9 To Deny Boarding to Crew or Passengers with Temp Above 100F
Replies: 22
Views: 1734

Re: F9 To Deny Boarding to Crew or Passengers with Temp Above 100F

Good for them. There are way too many idiots out there who think their business meeting or their trip to Disney are worth risking other people's lives for (not just during COVID, but all the time). Also, 100.4/100.5 are pretty much the standard for most facilities that have a temperature check righ...

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by IPFreely
Sat May 02, 2020 8:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FAA investigating Harrison Ford after runway incident
Replies: 35
Views: 9550

Re: Harrison Ford grounded

No one can deny Harrison Ford is a great ambassador for aviation. How, exactly, is Harrison Ford an ambassador for aviation? John Travolta is, or at least was, a great ambassador for aviation and aviation enthusiasm. Harrison Ford does nothing a great ambassador does. Nobody would even know he has ...

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by IPFreely
Sun Apr 26, 2020 6:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 4/26/2020: Saturday Night Massacre
Replies: 109
Views: 19421

Re: OAG Changes 4/26/2020: Saturday Night Massacre

Many markets, like my hometown of CID, will only see one Delta flight a day. 1 CR9 to MSP and that’s it. Looks similar for MSN, DSM As well. Lots more routes chopped from DTW. How many flights a day are being run from ATL? Would be curious to see. Looks like DL has gutted domestic connections thru ...

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by IPFreely
Fri Apr 24, 2020 12:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nurse-Qualified Flight Attendants/Airport Terminal Nursing Stations: The Future?
Replies: 27
Views: 2393

Re: Nurse-Qualified Flight Attendants/Airport Terminal Nursing Stations: The Future?

Canuck600 wrote:
I highly doubt that airlines would be willing to pay nurse salaries for flight attendants


Not only that but it's unlikely airlines would want the potential liability that comes with an airline-employed nurse providing any diagnoses, treatment, or advice.

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by IPFreely
Thu Apr 09, 2020 8:57 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Can underwear being too heavy set off the TSA bodyscanner machine?
Replies: 25
Views: 1605

Re: Can underwear being too heavy set off the TSA bodyscanner machine?

IADCA wrote:
I dunno, how sweaty are your balls and ass?

Moisture definitely sets it off. I had it go off once on my chest because of a coffee spill that was mostly dry and already embarrassing enough.


Not all wet underwear is caused by sweat. Or spilled coffee.

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by IPFreely
Thu Apr 09, 2020 1:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What has Delta not massively cut flights to Europe this summer as United has?
Replies: 43
Views: 11434

Re: What has Delta not massively cut flights to Europe this summer as United has?

Separately, would Delta cancel a summer flight, if it is 50% full at this time but most of those seats are frequent flyer tickets from 25K to 28K miles round trip? There is no way Delta (or any airline) would fill anywhere near 50% of a summer TATL flight with frequent flyer tickets. The cancelling...

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by IPFreely
Wed Apr 08, 2020 5:35 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airlines Ask to Cancel Rule Requiring Refunds When They Cancel
Replies: 18
Views: 1309

Re: Airlines Ask to Cancel Rule Requiring Refunds When They Cancel

usflyer msp wrote:
The closest retail analogy would a store charging you for an item in backorder and then refusing to refund when they are unable to deliver the item. No retailer would do that.


I don't think you deal with very many retailers.

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by IPFreely
Wed Mar 18, 2020 11:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aviation sector unpaid leaves and layoffs thread
Replies: 202
Views: 32648

Re: Airlines unpaid leaves and layoffs thread

Why don't the unions waive dues for a few months to help employees? Aren't they supposed to have the employees' best interest at heart? At a minimum they should issue a press release that all union executives are taking temporary pay cuts in proportional to their members' income. LOL - That will be...

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by IPFreely
Wed Mar 18, 2020 11:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aviation sector unpaid leaves and layoffs thread
Replies: 202
Views: 32648

Re: Airlines unpaid leaves and layoffs thread

gonnagetbumpy wrote:
Why don't the unions waive dues for a few months to help employees? Aren't they supposed to have the employees' best interest at heart?


At a minimum they should issue a press release that all union executives are taking temporary pay cuts in proportional to their members' income.

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by IPFreely
Sat Mar 14, 2020 8:30 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Trip to Europe, need advice
Replies: 16
Views: 1059

Re: Trip to Europe, need advice

Lots of people getting a dose of reality that their "critical, mandatory, no option, I have to go" business trips aren't really all that important after all.

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by IPFreely
Sat Mar 14, 2020 4:07 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Reconfirming a booking -- what was that all about?
Replies: 9
Views: 956

Re: Reconfirming a booking -- what was that all about?

So lets say one forgets to reconfirm their paid ticket and shows up for their full flight and the airline sold the seat to someone else? Did the airlines refund the unconfirmed passenger back in those days when they resold the seat? If not what right does the airline have to double dip by charging ...

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by IPFreely
Wed Mar 11, 2020 10:54 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why Don't Airlines Order Larger AirCraft?
Replies: 6
Views: 470

Re: Why Don't Airlines Order Larger AirCraft?

I'm sure there are a few routes out there where cargo is significant enough that large planes fly the route to compensate but it can't be many - maybe someone else has a few examples. Here's a couple people have claimed: https://www.airliners.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=473407&p=6657137&a...

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by IPFreely
Sun Mar 08, 2020 2:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: U.S. Air Rebranding to U.S. Airways
Replies: 289
Views: 34791

Re: U.S. Air Rebranding to U.S. Airways

Question: did you ever fly them, or are you just repeating stuff you heard others say? I have my bets. Also, knowledge and opinion are different things. I'm not sure if he's flown them or not, but he has a long history of making stuff up on this board. Others can believe what they want. I don't bel...

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by IPFreely
Sat Mar 07, 2020 11:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: U.S. Air Rebranding to U.S. Airways
Replies: 289
Views: 34791

Re: U.S. Air Rebranding to U.S. Airways

TTailedTiger wrote:
US Airways was anything but world-class. And that's certainly not just my opinion. I knew a captain who left US Airways and started at the bottom again at Delta.


So one anonymous poster allegedly knows one anonymous employee who left one company for another? What does that prove?

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by IPFreely
Sat Mar 07, 2020 7:59 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: American Freezes AAdvantage Accounts
Replies: 31
Views: 3588

Re: American Freezes AAdvantage Accounts

AA just doesn't know when to quit. They generate such bad will with their customers. People who buy tickets are customers. People who fraudulently apply for credit cards using phone names in a blatant attempt to same the airlines out of miles/trips are not customers, they're thieves. They're lucky ...

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by IPFreely
Sat Mar 07, 2020 3:55 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: American Freezes AAdvantage Accounts
Replies: 31
Views: 3588

Re: American Freezes AAdvantage Accounts

Good for AA.

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by IPFreely
Thu Mar 05, 2020 8:13 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What Is Your Dream Job?
Replies: 18
Views: 925

Re: What Is Your Dream Job?

That’s an interesting combo of responsibilities for a dream job. Would you make your own videos with a selfie stick or would you hire a professional production company?

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by IPFreely
Thu Mar 05, 2020 5:20 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: UA suspends change fees
Replies: 7
Views: 1016

Re: UA suspends change fees

Update today (March 4) -- Delta extended it's change fee waiver to all flights instead of just international flights, matching other carriers.

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by IPFreely
Wed Mar 04, 2020 5:34 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: UA suspends change fees
Replies: 7
Views: 1016

Re: UA suspends change fees

Correct me if I’m wrong but I feel like UA is late to the party on this , hasn’t AA and AS been doing this for a few weeks ? Two weeks? JetBlue and Alaska were the first to waive change fees and they both announced on Feb 27...6 days ago: https://www.businessinsider.com/coronavirus-jetblue-cancel-r...

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by IPFreely
Tue Mar 03, 2020 7:23 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Trip to Munich for one day
Replies: 27
Views: 1430

Re: Trip to Munich for one day

I agree with the posters who say use the time to go into Munich. Munich airport is clean and very efficient and a great place to connect. But it’s nothing special as far as spotting, eight hours in the terminal would get very boring. You can take the train to the Marienplatz, make a short walk to th...

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by IPFreely
Tue Mar 03, 2020 5:34 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Rude cabin crew. What would you do?
Replies: 19
Views: 2069

Re: Rude cabin crew. What would you do?

Kno wrote:
Anybody else question the self awareness of someone who would make a thread like this?

Sorry to be a jerk but come on.


Just read some of the OP’s other posts!

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by IPFreely
Mon Mar 02, 2020 5:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AC 8839 evacuated at SFO
Replies: 25
Views: 8809

Re: AC 8839 evacuated at SFO

767333ER wrote:
The joke doesn’t work sadly because it’s Jazz, not Air Canada.


If there was an award for most ridiculous statement of the day, you would win.

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by IPFreely
Mon Mar 02, 2020 5:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Shouting vs Announcing Emergency Commands
Replies: 24
Views: 3510

Re: Shouting vs Announcing Emergency Commands

dtw2hyd wrote:
Chanting is a proven technique to make a crowd follow your instructions.


It would have been cool to see Sully leading US Airways 1549 passengers onto the wings with everyone chanting "Hey Hey, Ho Ho, Off The Plane We Must Go."

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by IPFreely
Wed Feb 26, 2020 2:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta A221 Schedule Reliability struggle
Replies: 104
Views: 26037

Re: Delta A221 Schedule Reliability struggle

Do you have any statistics to prove that, or are you just making it up as you go along? :roll: IF you would read the OP's link the stats for each aircraft are individually detailed. It is clear that the A220 is an unmitigated disaster. For DL's sake they hopefully negotiated some type of exit strat...

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by IPFreely
Mon Feb 24, 2020 8:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta A221 Schedule Reliability struggle
Replies: 104
Views: 26037

Re: Delta A221 Schedule Reliability struggle

freakyrat wrote:
This is a worthless analysis as groups of these flights are in and out of LGA, JFK, SFO and other delay plagued airports


Other planes also fly to these airports but have much better performance.

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by IPFreely
Tue Feb 18, 2020 3:21 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Announcement that "boarding is closed" when it ain't
Replies: 17
Views: 1158

Re: Announcement that "boarding is closed" when it ain't

Airstud wrote:
From this experience this morning at Tweed New Haven Regional Airport, we surely must conclude one thing:

:boggled:


Then we all surely agree: you should have shown up on time.

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by IPFreely
Sun Feb 02, 2020 9:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Passenger wearing gas mask removed from flight
Replies: 37
Views: 8349

Re: American Airlines Passenger wearing gas mask removed from flight

blueflyer wrote:
Flew LAX-DFW with no mask, then put it on for DFW-IAH. Either it is a PR stunt, or the traveling world is finally admitting that Houston really is a polluted, dirty, city.


Or he had beans during his layover in DFW.

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