Time to openly call out the State owned Chinese carriers and the massive subsidies they get. US3 will be quickly implicated. China will probably retaliate in contrast to Qatar et al Delta -- the most outspoken US airline against alleged ME3 subsidies, is actually receiving subsidies by being part o...Jump to post
According to this article the same thing happened on a Delta flight in October, 2018, except the plane landed in time for paramedics to revive the passenger/victim: https://www.emsworld.com/article/1221793/narcan-missing-airlines-med-kits According to the article, Delta was planning to add narcan to...Jump to post
Next time fly Southwest, they do not have annoying policies like this. Plans change, just cancel and rebook, no fuss. This guy evidently thinks orbitz is a real travel agency. Or that he gets the cheapest possible tickets on orbitz. Regardless, Southwest doesn't sell their flights thru orbitz. A be...Jump to post
I'm not sure what's more funny. That he booked a ticket arriving in DFW at 6:45pm for a wedding starting in Frisco at 7:00pm, or that he thought he fixed the situation by changing his flight to one arriving at 5:45pm. The rest of the guy's rant reads like he's a guy who has never bought a ticket or ...Jump to post
What people outside of the US? The people that actually buy tickets that fund these airlines. Anyway, fingers crossed it will never materialize. Thankfully it's not an order, merely a letter of intent. Given that you offer no evidence, I reject your claim that people won't fly the 737Max. I believe...Jump to post
Outside of the US, people view the MAX with a much more critical eye. What people outside of the US? People with opinions that don't matter to anyone except themselves? Mr. Romero and Mr. Walsh are both outside of the US, and they clearly don't agree with you. And unlike you, they make airplane buy...Jump to post
It’s a global ranking. Go argue about their Methodist with them (and you can read their methodology) http://www.espn.com/espn/feature/story/_/page/worldfame100/espn-world-fame-100-top-ranking-athletes People need to argue over anything. The fact of the matter is, the post I was responding to asked ...Jump to post
raffy wrote:It's been roughly two weeks since I put in for our compensation on the BA website. We still haven't heard anything nor received our money yet. Any ideas from previous experience as to how long this process might take?
So I do get why they put it into place! But I know I am not the only one to say this! I HATE IT lol.... I rather pay a bit more for my window seat lol I for one would like to never see the Basic eco prices I wish they can never be shown or just get rid of it all together.... Is AA really making mon...Jump to post
What is the evidence that they "got the rubber end of the plunger?" Putting pax they a 12 hour delay because crew issues prevented them from flying the last 120 miles is giving them the rubber end of the plunger. If Delta really cared about the pax they could have chartered a bus to get t...Jump to post
If they have enough extra money to provide a "free" charter to cover AA's canceled flight then they should have enough money to put their passengers in hotels when a late night 9+ hour delay occurs. First off the “free” flight wasn’t free, there was revenue collected. And secondly, it gav...Jump to post
Start levying $20k-$100k fines on the public, put it on the front page, and eventually a few people will catch on and re-think their decisions. That sounds great except almost all of the people who would end up facing $20k-$100k fines are probably broke -- you'd be hard pressed to get more than fiv...Jump to post
because DL doesn't cancel. That plane will be delayed 72 hours if that's what it takes to be able to say that the flight isn't cancelled... This is quite true but t-tailed also has a good point -- if they don't "cancel" the flight not only do they brag about "completion factor",...Jump to post
This thread is so depressing. Everyone is so busy lobbing insults that no one has actually posted a decent theory for why they had the 12-hour delay in Detroit. Sheer incompetence. No reason for anyone to go above and beyond for the passengers. Also, as the link the OP posted says, the guy is from ...Jump to post
So when it’s a good news story DL has no problem owning having the widget painted on the airplane. When it’s a bad news story the general public shouldn’t believe it’s DL’s fault? Hypocrites. PR 101. Why do you think so many of Delta’s ads promoting their “completion factor” have an asterisk and “m...Jump to post
But like another person pointed out DL made sure the world knew they sent an aircraft to pick up those children AA stranded in OKC free of charge. Something that cost DL tens of thousands of dollars but when it comes to a passengers bag that they destroyed the passenger is wrong should have removed...Jump to post
By the looks of the bag I don’t see how the passenger is to blame. Delta destroyed that bag. I don't think jetty is arguing about who destroyed the bag; I think his point is the passenger should not have put anything of value in the bag to begin with. But as far as who destroyed the bag, as was poi...Jump to post
A cool gesture by DL, but not exactly “free” as the title implies — DL will get credit for whatever monies they paid to AA. If one airline accommodates passengers with a flight after another airline cancels under an interline agreement -- and gets paid for doing so -- what's the big deal? Every air...Jump to post
I suspect none of us have exact data how any of these new flights are doing. You are correct. Which is why someone who posts this is not to be taken seriously: It is pretty much well known that PHL-BLQ and PHL-TXL are not meeting expectations. Obviously, no one from AA is going to say that publical...Jump to post
Quite frankly, it's just as hard to take your posts seriously. If BLQ is a business destination then why is the flight seasonal, and just 3x/week at that? Does that sound like a business destination to you? Tourist destinations in Italy are FCO, VCE, and to some extent, MXP. The area around Bologna...Jump to post
Wrong. The flight was announced last August. They have had 9+ months to sell tickets. For AA's purposes, BLQ is a summer leisure destination. That is the whole point of why they are flying the route for just 3.5 months. Tickets went on sale last August? Oh wait, they didn't. So you are, of course, ...Jump to post
Umm, Americans have already booked their flights to Europe for the summer, that is generally not a close-in demographic. if the advance bookings suck now, they will continue to be that way for the rest of the summer. The flight was not announced that long ago. And BLQ is more of a business destinat...Jump to post
usflyer msp wrote:It is pretty much well known that PHL-BLQ and PHL-TXL are not meeting expectations. Obviously, no one from AA is going to say that publically.
And if you have an issue with it, well, I'd suggest perhaps you're pointing at the wrong person when asserting that someone is "fragile"... I would agree except milemaster has indicated his preferred carriers are Delta Airways and Southwestern in previous posts. I think people who prefer ...Jump to post
mfe777 wrote:Wow, DFW gunning for number one. Anybody think that DFW will soon surpass ORD in destination count?
klm617 wrote:There was no breakdown in protocol. The Delta mentality is to get the flight out at all costs and that's what the operations manager did.
Also question is how much does SLC compete against sea for Delta? This is the first thing I thought when I saw the topic. Along with LAX. DEN is an much larger O/D market than SLC. It is also perfectly positioned geographically as a hub in UA's network. For DL, SLC somewhat duplicates SEA and LAX. ...Jump to post
All things being equal, the chance of a 2-flight trip being cancelled is twice as high as that of a non-stop. And if a non-stop is cancelled you are "stranded" at home or at your destination (on the return), rather than being stranded at some intermediate hub. In short, you cannot reassure...Jump to post
3. At the end of the day, I'm mostly concerned that you are taking this all too personally. I hope you don't grab a few beers, blow the slide, and jump. Honestly, this is all not worth arguing over. Lots of sour grapes from fanboys of various airlines that aren't WN, B6, and AS. Best to ignore them...Jump to post
Well done by Alaska. Twelve in a row is a reflection of total dominance. Especially impressive in a year with a major acquisition and a great accomplishment for former VX employees who are having the new experience of working for an airline that is rated #1 in customer satisfaction AND a an airline ...Jump to post
klm617 wrote:Delta is very weak outside of South America and Europe.
Where do you live? Cash back should not be taxable in most places - after all it's my own cash that I'm getting back. Cash which has already been taxed once. I agree it shouldn't be taxed again. But to be technically correct, it's actually already been taxed twice. Once when you earned the money an...Jump to post
It's mainly because America totally lacks ground transportation. Where in Europe you take the train, in America you got no other choice but to fly. There are no trains. It sounds like you are a typical European who has never visited and travelled in the US. Most Europeans have no concept of distanc...Jump to post
Coal wrote:Yes, there have been a couple of small terrorist attacks in Lahore since. No biggie.
The question is, should the airline be responsible for the regional carriers that carry it’s name? Is it fair for American Airlines to carry the bad publicity associated with a regional carrier just because their name is on the side of the aircraft ? 99% of the public who buy a ticket on AA don't k...Jump to post
AS ANC-JNU OCT 3>4
Why? Because bloggers have to fill up their blogs with something. And once one does it, when the rest go looking for filler they copy what they find.Jump to post
It's historic but I've never been there. I have trouble believing it's better than the Beverly Hills Hotel.Jump to post
Do you have data on that, or are you making it up? I actually prefer WN's boarding, there aren't hordes of people cramming the gate. There are a few posters on here who repeatedly make pretentious posts about how they are too good for Southwest’s lack of assigned seating, thus they refuse to fly So...Jump to post
1. AS 80 2 (tie) B6 79 2 (tie). WN 79 4. DL 75 5. AA 73 6. UA 70 I think 1-3 are virtually tied and could exchange places every year. I think 4-6 are also virtually tied and could exchange places every year. But their is clearly a top tier and a bottom tier, and I don’t see that changing anytime soo...Jump to post
In 1977 (before deregulation), New York to Los Angeles airfares were $1,600 plus. That's about $6,700 in 2019 dollars. If any of us who flew before 1978 had been told then that in 2019 someone would be complaining about paying more than $300 for a 3,000 mile transcontinental flight we wouldn't have ...Jump to post