Shower Thought: If Delta majority owns wheels up, then can we not consider wheels up staff, delta staff. Delta has been part-owner of many subsidiaries over the years. DGS, Argenbright, AirCo, and many others. Their employees were generally not "Delta staff" at least when it came to pay s...Jump to post
Ha, I'd tell them no way, let them arrest me, and let my lawyer have a field day with them. Despite the outraged bootlickers in this thread screaming it I never mentioned suing, I just mentioned I'm not raising my arms. If your lawyer is going to have a field day and not sue anyone, what is he or s...Jump to post
Is anyone else amazed this hasn't been picked up on the news yet? I feel like Dutch's account here is getting missed. So far I can only find one Daily Mail and one Texas News Today articles and both are just focused on the hands on the head thing. Which totally misses the real story here. This feel...Jump to post
ExPlat on AA here and I’ve moved all future bookings to United... the AA product is very diluted and not trending towards improvement. Recent “upgrades” to domestic F meals are cold only options compared to United’s hot offerings. Speaking of First on the 773 on AA I flew F DFW-LHR In may, full-far...Jump to post
Study seems incomplete. If 4 days is better than 5, logic says 3 is better than 4. And so on.Jump to post
Looks like all of the cancellations for today are due to Elsa-not sure if that means AA has turned the corner/right-sized their schedule or if there were enough of those to prevent any other flights from being scrubbed. Every cancelled AA flight today -- the entire 1% -- were cancelled for the same...Jump to post
Not sure how this turned into a seat debate but Southwest 737 seats are better than any CRJ economy seat. People come in three dimensions and so do seats. Seat pitch is only one dimension. At best CRJ's may tie Southwest. Width -- hip, elbow, and shoulder room? Southwest wins by a lot. Height -- a s...Jump to post
They appear to be. Also they serve food on certain domestic economy flights and they do have international first class onboard certain planes like the B777-300ER. Your evaluation of domestic flying seems to be limited to trans-con and hub-to-hub routes. For many of us domestic flying involves the o...Jump to post
Loved the part where it says Sabre didn't consult with AA even though AA is its largest client. Too funny! Where does it say AA has to be consulted? :) They're really throwing their toys out of the pram. Is the written contract between AA & Sabre published publicly? AA developed Sabre and use t...Jump to post
ClassicLover wrote:Loved the part where it says Sabre didn't consult with AA even though AA is its largest client. Too funny! Where does it say AA has to be consulted? They're really throwing their toys out of the pram.
Currently American Airlines has around 50 billion dollars of debt, United around 28 billon and Delta about 26 billion. This is total debt, combined long term and short term. Delta's latest quarterly balance sheet shows 31.6 billion in long term debt and 3.6 billion in short term debt. Total 35.2 bi...Jump to post
Hi! I was wondering if any of y’all actively avoided flying an airline because their basic economy class doesnt include a carry on bag (DL/AS/WN vs UA/AA)? I have never bought a basic economy ticket. For me personally, I warn all my friends and family members about UA/AA lack of carry-on baggage in...Jump to post
I would love to see numbers that support that WN carried more USPS than other legacies, much less combined numbers. When I worked at DL, it was not uncommon for us to load up a couple thousand pounds per flight. Had the L10 using at least cans of mail…. Just my view Here's an article referencing th...Jump to post
Southwest: 48 years of profitability. No bankruptcy. No layoffs. Good return for long term investors exceeding every publicly traded airline except ALK by a lot. Legacy Airlines: Years of profitability offset with years of staggering losses. Bankruptcy reorganizations, some multiple times. Many many...Jump to post
Many possible reasons. Flight tracking websites may be linked to IFR flight plans, if C to D was a VFR flight it might not show up. Flight tracking websites allow aircraft owners and operators to block aircraft and flights from showing up, maybe C to D was blocked. Maybe the aircraft taxied from C t...Jump to post
There's a decent sized turkish diaspora living in east of US midwest as well as the Denver region. People have been complaining that they have to drive for hours or connect to get on a TK flight to IST (and fly beyond domestic especially). How big is "decent sized"? Enough to fill a weekl...Jump to post
The DL A321s don't have aux tanks installed, unlike the AA ones that have two of them installed to allow transcontinental ops. Without them, the A321 range would be at around just 4 hours. DL uses the 321 regularly on west coast flights from ATL and east coast flights to SLC, most of which are long...Jump to post
This doesn't really have anything with OP who is selectively picking flights that are nearly full in their First Class cabin and AA only has inventory open in it's most expensive fare class bucket. This would be the same for every airline. Does the OP have some vendetta against AA? Or perhaps a per...Jump to post
It's like Redbellyguppy said. When it comes to questions about load factors, revenue, costs, and margins for specific routes or cities the people who know won't give you answers and the people who give you answers don't know.Jump to post
Sounds like this traveler is trying to use the change of carrier as an excuse to get a refund. I think he or she is eligible for a refund. It seems more likely that he or she bought a ticket for a day with lower fares and is now trying to change to fly on a day with higher fares without paying the ...Jump to post
0newair0 wrote:Sorry, but the recent changing of c suite officers has nothing to do with the current cancelation situation. Performance and reliability have taken a back seat to cleanliness since at least April.
A poor carpenter blames his hammer when he builds a shoddy house.
And a poor plane salesman blames the engines when he can't sell his planes.
IPFreely - do you think Korean will just leave like China Southern, or do you think they will switch to a different airline ? What are the reasons for your thoughts ? I don't believe they will just leave like China Southern, I believe they will leave for a better deal - more passengers, more destin...Jump to post
Everyone is making an assumption that Korean will stay with Skyteam for the long term. I suspect that assumption will turn out to be wrong.Jump to post
Well..Ask yourself. What has been grounded by the authorities for safety issues for 18 months? The Boeing 737 MAX or the airlines? In the case of Lion AIr, you're right. The authorities in Europe did not ground the airline for 18 months. They were banned from European airspace for nine years. https...Jump to post
Wow...even more service cuts at SEA. Reduced: DL ANC-SEA JAN 3>4 FEB 3>4 DL BOS-SEA JAN 3>1.7[1.3] FEB 4>2[1.5] DL DEN-SEA FEB 4>3 DL GEG-SEA JAN 7>6 FEB 8>6 DL LAS-SEA JAN 5>4 FEB 6>4 DL ORD-SEA JAN 3>1.9 FEB 3>2 DL SAN-SEA JAN 4>3 FEB 5>3 DL SEA-SFO JAN 6>4 FEB ...Jump to post
The woman's attire, behaviour, and attitude are indefensible. But not unusual in this day and age. That does not excuse the way DL or this captain handled the situation. "She started it", "she was worse", etc., are not valid excuses for employees supposedly trained in dealing wit...Jump to post
Thank you to AirAFreak and others who made the effort to identify the celebrities they've seen by what makes them celebrities.
I've recognized a very low percentage of the names thrown out here.
Most real (non minor) celebrities don't fly commercial, especially for domestic travel.
If I'm fly LAX to AZO over DTW and I miss my connection I am not going to chance a 6 hour layover because there are only 2 flights to the market I need to get there. It's a no win situation for those cities who don't have four flights a day when it comes to premium traffic. Only a crazy person woul...Jump to post
Bankruptcy and "going out of business" are two different things. All of the US3 have been through bankruptcy reorganization (AA in 2011, DL is 2005, UA in 2002). It could happen again; in fact it's probably inevitable someday given the rich history of airline bankruptcies. None of them are...Jump to post
I could have sworn there was an airline called Alliance Air that used to fly a 737-200 into Las Vegas in the evening from Des Moines, Iowa. I can't find anything on the internet about this airline nor here on airliners.net, unless I'm looking in the wrong place. You’re not looking in the wrong plac...Jump to post
As of yet - has anyone been able to produce a credible news source reporting on this issue? Has anyone been able to produce a comment from the airline's representative? Rather - let's look at what the airline factually provides; Thanks for the post. I figured this was thread was fake news, like mos...Jump to post
Not the same. MSP/DTW are bigger and more valuable markets than STL. You honestly believe AA would rather continue to play second fiddle to UA at ORD (where they’ll never surpass UA) than have the McNamara terminal at DTW to themselves? They could form a trifecta with CLT and DFW to form a profitab...Jump to post
I don't know if consolidation of any form will happen, but one thing I hope is DL has to give up either MSP or DTW and AA moves to whichever one opens, thus UA getting ORD to themselves. ORD is too valuable as an o&d market both domestically and internationally. AA would never trade the #2 slot...Jump to post
Confirmation in October 2019 : Delta, American Airlines and United Airlines all confirmed to 11Alive's Bill Liss that their inflight emergency medical kits now have Narcan Source: https://www.11alive.com/article/news/health/narcan-on-planes-emergency-medical-kits/85-71ccd631-7c31-47a0-8451-3cbdb1b8f...Jump to post
Is this a joke? Delta said all their planes would be equipped with naloxone over a year ago after a fatal OD. Here is the article from July 2019:
https://www.bizjournals.com/atlanta/new ... yptr=yahoo
Title says it all. When booking a flight, what do you care more about? A cheap fare, or the perks associated with a higher fare? The answer is it depends. 1/4” extra legroom on a 30 minute flight for an extra $1,000? The fare is more important than the perk. Business vs economy on an 8 hour flight ...Jump to post
I will just say this: i flew the Max a few times before there were any crashes and i just felt odd and didn't like it. It wasn't the vacuum-cleaner sound of the engine that bothered me , but rather on several flights the takeoff climbs seemed to involve unusually high nose pitches and the whole cli...Jump to post
Sure, DL can't yeet everything to AF/KL, KE, or VS. Besides the mentioned fact that DL has been violating the pilots' contract, this also means that DL is throwing away good money. DL must find some 230-seaters in the next 5 years to fill in the gap of the 332/763. Seems like the 788 is the best (a...Jump to post
Because the 293-seat A333, 281-seat A339, and 306-seat A359 have never been a direct replacement for the 230-seat A332 and B763. Unless there is a big shift in strategy ("upsize"), and the "upsize-shift" makes no sense amid this pandemic. That assumes Delta wants to do 1:1 wideb...Jump to post
Antaras wrote:So...everyone is guessing that Boeing is scooping the chance and offering a nice 788 deal to DL???
Well I am predicting that DL will acquire around 20x B788 to replace the old B763 and A332
Who answers the Delta 1-800 phone calls -- Delta employees or outsourced call-center employees?
Delta, KLM, and Air France might all outsource to the same call center, especially during off hours and weekends.
By the OP's logic, DL should stop flying to Japan, Germany, and several other countries.Jump to post
Insurance companies have claims departments, manufacturing companies have warranty departments, and retail/service companies have refund departments. All three have some things in common. Specifically, it's best for the company if these departments send out as little money as possible and send it ou...Jump to post
Fanboys and haters of both airlines will be along shortly to explain why one will be way better than the other based on some anecdotal experience with a window shade or getting a full can vs. a cup of soda or other such nonsense. The reality is there isn't any difference, especially in economy. Bot...Jump to post