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by jetjack74
Wed Sep 18, 2019 3:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Incident at the Airbus FAL in Mobile, first A220 in production has been damaged by fire retardant foam
Replies: 34
Views: 12100

Re: Incident at the Airbus FAL in Mobile, first A220 in production has been damaged by fire retardant foam

We ordered the 220-300? News to me as I thought it was just -100 so far. Did I miss an internal memo? Yep, it appears you did. From DL New Hub posted Jan. 9, 2019 9:15 am second paragraph...: https://news.delta.com/delta-extends-airbus-a220-order-book-90-total-aircraft "Delta anticipates takin...

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by jetjack74
Tue Sep 17, 2019 8:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Incident at the Airbus FAL in Mobile, first A220 in production has been damaged by fire retardant foam
Replies: 34
Views: 12100

Re: Incident at the Airbus FAL in Mobile, first A220 in production has been damaged by fire retardant foam

Sounds like this aircraft is also the 1st A220-300 for DL. Am I interpreting that correctly? If so, I cannot imagine DL being willing to accept an aircraft which has had fire retardant foam penetrating into and covering portions of the fuselage. Might be better to simply wait for the next frame and...

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by jetjack74
Sat Jul 20, 2019 1:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL A321 Seats Blocking Exit Door
Replies: 67
Views: 14117

Re: DL A321 Seats Blocking Exit Door

Last night I was traveling on a DL A321, and noticed that at door 2L and 2R the seats in the row in front of the exit (I believe row 12) were partially blocking the door. The back of the seat came to approximately the window of the exit door, roughly covering 1/3 of the door and exit. How is this l...

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by jetjack74
Sun Mar 03, 2019 2:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PHL Overseas Terminal
Replies: 24
Views: 6435

Re: PHL Overseas Terminal

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=83874935904&set=a.83874440904&type=3&sfns=mo A picture of the blue barn from 1989. G-BBPU had just arrived and is at the customs and immigration gate. After the aircraft was cleaned and catered for the return trip, it was moved over to another soa...

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by jetjack74
Fri Aug 31, 2018 3:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL Orders Shades Down for Taxi and Takeoff
Replies: 72
Views: 17496

Re: DL Orders Shades Down for Taxi and Takeoff

My guess is that it was probably a new hire flight attendant who got the logic of the matter mixed up. As someone posted above, we “request” that passengers lower the window shade and open the air vents while th aircraft is sitting idle at the gate. And while it’s not company policy or an FAR, we’d ...

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by jetjack74
Sun Aug 26, 2018 1:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The old Northwest Airlines - good place to work?
Replies: 59
Views: 6388

Re: The old Northwest Airlines - good place to work?

I expect there was a direct comparison made by the pilots' union, too. Here's the chart for FAs. http://www.deltafa.org/pdf_library/dl_nwa_benefits_comparison.pdf 'Better place to work' is highly subjective. Well, while at the close of the merger, DL may have had higher pay, but there were provisio...

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by jetjack74
Fri Aug 24, 2018 4:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines to announce new markets soon
Replies: 632
Views: 67110

Re: Alaska Airlines to announce new markets soon

So AS will never ever consider acquiring some 788's to compete with DL internationally out of PDX/SEA, or with UA out of SFO? I'm not really comprehending how they thought that they would capture the VX crowd once they stripped the VX aesthetic without a true international network. They already fly...

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by jetjack74
Wed Aug 01, 2018 3:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta captain ridicules Tamar Braxton for #flying while black (according to many articles)
Replies: 26
Views: 4494

Re: Delta captain ridicules Tamar Braxton for #flying while black (according to many articles)

She wasn’t ridiculed because she was black. She was sternly spoken to because she probably smarted off to the crew. In the video, I can see that she is seated near a ceiling liferaft compartment, which is near the overwing and after exit rows. The captain also utters the words “willing and able” whe...

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by jetjack74
Thu May 10, 2018 12:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL 1854 DTW-DEN; Smoke in Cabin; Evac on Taxiway
Replies: 67
Views: 7613

Re: DL 1854 DTW-DEN; Smoke in Cabin; Evac on Taxiway

I wish a flight attendant would yell from the back “HEY!! Drop your bags and get out! If this thing goes up in flames, I don’t want to die from burns because you couldn’t live without your Burkenstocks!!” It's impossible to tell if it's a FA or not, but someone was clearly shouting "LEAVE YOUR...

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by jetjack74
Fri Mar 16, 2018 10:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Time to Change "Compliance with All Crewmember Instructions"?
Replies: 103
Views: 8865

Re: Time to Change "Compliance with All Crewmember Instructions"?

And what gives the passenger the right to determine what is reasonable and was in unreasonable? There are some nutty people out there. I would say an OVERWHELMING majority of cabin crew are just following the FARs, and not just pulling things out of their butts to satisfy an over-inflated ego trip. ...

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by jetjack74
Fri Feb 23, 2018 3:38 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The water crisis in Cape Town
Replies: 15
Views: 1282

Re: The water crisis in Cape Town

The water crisis will pale in comparison to the next clown they installed to redistribute land away from white farmers and give it to black farmers. They’re about to do the same thing that drove Zimbabwe into an upside-down caliphate. http://www.africanews.com/2018/02/21/south-africa-s-ramaphosa-pro...

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by jetjack74
Fri Jan 26, 2018 1:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Russia plans new "Concorde"
Replies: 31
Views: 7143

Re: Russia plans new "Concorde"

Cus the first one was a resounding success. The Russians have made the some of the ugliest hulks in aviation history, and most of them were copies, and not very good copies. They should just give up at this point.

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by jetjack74
Fri Dec 29, 2017 7:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What airline? 707 at DTW, 1970's
Replies: 18
Views: 3786

Re: What airline? 707 at DTW, 1970's

The airline is a charter airline named "American Eagle", not related to the American Airlines's regional carrier. They lasted only a few years, their fleet was comprised of former Pan Am and American 707s.

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by jetjack74
Sat Dec 16, 2017 10:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta orders 100 P&W powered A321neo aircraft, plus 100 options
Replies: 377
Views: 85999

Re: CNN: Delta to order 100+ Airbus A321neo Aircraft

LUCKY Delta Flight Attendants ! I sure wish we (at UNITED) ordered Airbus narrowbodies. I love working them , especially the A319s ! Can't stand working of 737s. I am happy though that we will be working to Tahiti from my home (and home base) of San Francisco. But still, would MUCH, MUCH rather wor...

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by jetjack74
Thu Dec 14, 2017 5:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta orders 100 P&W powered A321neo aircraft, plus 100 options
Replies: 377
Views: 85999

Re: CNN: Delta to order 100+ Airbus A321neo Aircraft

LUCKY Delta Flight Attendants ! I sure wish we (at UNITED) ordered Airbus narrowbodies. I love working them , especially the A319s ! Can't stand working of 737s. I am happy though that we will be working to Tahiti from my home (and home base) of San Francisco. But still, would MUCH, MUCH rather wor...

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by jetjack74
Wed Nov 08, 2017 6:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why is Delta primarily switching to Airbus widebodies?
Replies: 84
Views: 22723

Re: Why is Delta primarily switching to Airbus widebodies?

Yahnih wrote:
There was also a quote saying Ed Bastian loving the 787, but the timeline didn’t fit. a350 was more readily available.

The A350 order happened under Richard Anderson's watch, not Ed Bastien

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by jetjack74
Wed Oct 11, 2017 7:13 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: How long will it take for Delta Air Lines to catch up with American Airlines?
Replies: 29
Views: 5627

Re: How long will it take for Delta Air Line to catch up with American Airlines?

klm617 wrote:
gunnerman wrote:
Let me state a fact: bigger often means worse customer service. Trying to be the biggest when you are already huge is more to do with ego than sound business decision making.



It doesn't get much worse than Delta as far as the legacies go.

Wow. Somebody really must've pooped in your Cheerios.

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by jetjack74
Thu Sep 21, 2017 3:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL new summer 2018 transatlantic flights
Replies: 192
Views: 26643

Re: DL new summer 2018 transatlantic flights

Are the LAX-AMS/CDG in addition to current services or are these replacing services operated by AF/KLM?

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by jetjack74
Thu Aug 03, 2017 11:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: Delta to temporarily wet-lease 4 767's to Virgin Atlantic
Replies: 69
Views: 24991

Re: Delta to lease 4 767's to Virgin Atlantic

Varsity1 wrote:
Dry or wet?

DL crews based at LHR?

They won't be "based" there. It'll be a 6+ day rotation from any domicile that presently serves LHR. Probably ATL or NYC.

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by jetjack74
Fri Jul 28, 2017 7:57 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why is the FedEx Superhub busiest between 10PM and 4AM?
Replies: 59
Views: 10220

Re: Why is the FedEx Superhub busiest between 10PM and 4AM?

Hello A.net, Always wondered why the Superhub is so busy at night if the temperature is not that hot during the day. I've heard that there is a plane arriving or departing every 40 seconds during these hours! Is it a logistical or physical reason for peak rush during night hours? Overnight express,...

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by jetjack74
Tue Jul 18, 2017 3:59 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: HRC wants continued role in the Democratic Party
Replies: 61
Views: 1863

Re: HRC wants continued role in the Democratic Party

Considering she received more votes for President by anyone not named Obama in the history of the United States, there must be some people who like what she has to say. ;) HA! If it wasn't for California, she wouldn't have come close in the popular vote. Her voting majority was really only "it...

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by jetjack74
Sat Jul 15, 2017 2:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bastian and Bastian. Connection or coincidence?
Replies: 0
Views: 392

Bastian and Bastian. Connection or coincidence?

Just wondering if Southern Air Transport CEO James H Bastian is related to Delta Air Lines CEO Ed Bastian? Father, Grandfather, Uncle of or just a coincidence?

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by jetjack74
Mon Jun 26, 2017 1:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar Airways to buy 10 pc of American Airlines
Replies: 71
Views: 16402

Re: Qatar Airways to buy 10 pc of American Airlines

AA's pilot union has now been quoted opposing the transaction: They don't get any say/control over the potential transaction AFAIK. They have every right to make a statement, of course, but I don't think they can do anything more. Beyond the foreign ownership rule limit for airlines stock, I don't ...

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by jetjack74
Tue Jun 13, 2017 3:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Pan Am 747 Retrojet & Farewell Tour?
Replies: 91
Views: 23885

Re: Delta Pan Am 747 Retrojet & Farewell Tour?

Why should it be PanAm when it was NWA's aircraft to begin with? Silly idea that with DL, very little attention is paid to its ancestry. It's all about Delta I'm all for nostalgia, but not sure I get this one? If DL were to go to the expense of repainting a plane for a farewell tour (and that expens...

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by jetjack74
Thu May 25, 2017 9:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta's 767-200 Fleet, why was it retired?
Replies: 27
Views: 7417

Re: Delta's 767-200 Fleet, why was it retired?

I used to fly often from EWR to IAH on CO 762 in the mid 2000s. I loved the aircraft but remember that they didnt carry a lot of passengers. I believe the 757s had more seats. 757-300 has common pilot type rating, similar number of seats & burns a lot less fuel. Delta got 16 757-300 in the NW p...

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by jetjack74
Fri May 05, 2017 4:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is DL ready for the A350?
Replies: 187
Views: 40890

Re: Is DL ready for the A350?

The flight attendants just received the service bulletin update in our edocs FA manual the other day.

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by jetjack74
Tue May 02, 2017 2:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's confirmed for Sea-Tac?
Replies: 23
Views: 5178

Re: What's confirmed for Sea-Tac?

I think you nailed the confirmed bit of the list. If I'm not mistaken, the B concourse is also going to be connected to the IAF. I think the airport is also determining whether to extend the A concourse or build a new terminal to the north. I have also seen the possibility of B being converted to a...

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by jetjack74
Wed Mar 29, 2017 3:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pan Am / TWA aircraft still flying
Replies: 14
Views: 8369

Re: Pan Am / TWA aircraft still flying

aemoreira1981 wrote:
El Al also has some ex-TWA 767-300ERs. American returned those frames because of door arrangement and because they weren't GE-powered.

Many were picked by DL as a source of spares for its 767 fleet

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by jetjack74
Sun Mar 26, 2017 12:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: RUMOR: Governor Ensley supporting massive SEA protest 05/01
Replies: 51
Views: 8292

Re: RUMOR: Governor Ensley supporting massive SEA protest 05/01

We're always having protests in this city. It ridiculous, we had 2 this week, and one today. The rable-rouser is this loudmouth yobbo Kshama Sawant, who is calling for mass protests every week, so I would bet on one happening on May 1st.

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by jetjack74
Mon Mar 20, 2017 11:30 pm
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Announcement: Airliners.net has been acquired by VerticalScope
Replies: 417
Views: 221522

Re: Announcement: Airliners.net has been acquired by VerticalScope

Whats with all the advert banners all over the place?

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by jetjack74
Sat Mar 04, 2017 5:00 pm
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Looking for 1:200-Scale Model of Delta 747-400 N661US
Replies: 3
Views: 1516

Re: Looking for 1:200-Scale Model of Delta 747-400 N661US

http://www.diecastaircraftforum.com
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This forum would be a great place to start. There is a section devoted to 1:200 scale models.
http://www.diecastaircraftforum.com

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by jetjack74
Thu Feb 16, 2017 1:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is DL ready for the A350?
Replies: 187
Views: 40890

Re: Is DL ready for the A350?

Its kinda bizarre that IFS has no one trained on it. The instructors are supposed to be going to training on it in April and May and the 1st CQ classes to go through A350 training aren't scheduled until July.

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by jetjack74
Sat Dec 17, 2016 3:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta LAX terminal plans updates and discussion thread
Replies: 474
Views: 131075

Re: Delta LAX Terminal Plans Revealed

papatango wrote:
When will the first Delta flights depart/arrive at terminals 2. & 3?

I believe I was told in March by and gate agent on my most recent trip through LAX.

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by jetjack74
Sun Dec 11, 2016 11:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is N707JT getting scrapped?
Replies: 31
Views: 13149

Re: N707JT to be scrapped

They are literally going to junk that immaculate airplane? We are talking about Travolats 707 in Qantas colors right?!? Geez, they wouldn't just rather park that thing somewhere and leave it on display? That thing looks like it rolled off the production line yesterday. It's an old airplane and ther...

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by jetjack74
Sun Dec 11, 2016 9:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is N707JT getting scrapped?
Replies: 31
Views: 13149

Re: N707JT to be scrapped

And as we know, we can believe a lot of what we read on Facebook. I would plan any funerals yet. I think someone will step in to save it before it's too late.

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by jetjack74
Fri Dec 09, 2016 8:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL announces first A350 base
Replies: 57
Views: 14386

Re: DL announces first A350 base

Delta's first A350s will be placed at DTW: "[Detroit is] where we’re going to put the brand new A350 aircraft.. Those will go into Asia," says Delta's Christine Kennedy. #airports https://twitter.com/e_russell/status/806953020063891456 Makes complete sense. Looking forward to seeing them ...

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by jetjack74
Mon Nov 28, 2016 2:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is EK the new Pan Am?
Replies: 112
Views: 19217

Re: Is EK the new Pan Am?

You can't because they haven't had an IPO yet. For which they never will. And with that, I rest my case. So your case is based on speculation - LOL. No one can accurately predict the future and while it may be what you believe, your position is scarcely unbiased. Right now, there is no reason for E...

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by jetjack74
Sun Nov 27, 2016 6:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is EK the new Pan Am?
Replies: 112
Views: 19217

Re: Is EK the new Pan AM?

mariner wrote:
jetjack74 wrote:
Ok, well then you tell me where I can invest in this profitable business because its a "can't miss", am I right? I'm willing to throw every bit of money into it. [/i]


You can't because they haven't had an IPO yet.

For which they never will.

And with that, I rest my case.

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by jetjack74
Sun Nov 27, 2016 12:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL for future smaller narrow body aircraft
Replies: 33
Views: 7286

Re: DL for future smaller narrow body aircraft

Well, I see a sizable number of A319/320s coming available when and if AS/VX ever complete their merger.

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by jetjack74
Sun Nov 27, 2016 12:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United DC-8-52 at the CSM in Los Angeles
Replies: 3
Views: 1504

United DC-8-52 at the CSM in Los Angeles

So I was thinking, why wasn't the DC-8-52 at the LA Coliseum/California Science Museum ever a walkthrough exhibit? What a shame to have a classic DC-8 just sitting on stilts when it could be a walkthrough tour, guided or self-guided. Kind of a waste.

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by jetjack74
Sat Nov 26, 2016 9:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is EK the new Pan Am?
Replies: 112
Views: 19217

Re: Is EK the new Pan AM?

On some routes it is the only airline offering first class, and the wealthy have to fly with someone - LOL - unless you take a socialist view that the rich should be forced to fly economy. https://s31.postimg.org/jagsti6q3/smile.gif mariner No, I would just like to see if they could still run thems...

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by jetjack74
Sat Nov 26, 2016 9:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is EK the new Pan Am?
Replies: 112
Views: 19217

Re: Is EK the new Pan AM?

So much hatred. Wonder if this is no longer a question for the business or policy experts. Some of the discussions seems to fit well the post-fact world that we live in. Its not hatred. Its wanting a fair and level playing field so competition is kept in check. I have nothing against Emirates. I'm ...

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by jetjack74
Tue Nov 22, 2016 6:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is EK the new Pan Am?
Replies: 112
Views: 19217

Re: Is EK the new Pan AM?

Your argument is completely baseless. There are about 150 airlines that are currently owned by the Government. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_g ... d_airlines Those govt owned airlines aren't stuffing 90-odd A380s all over the globe, some 4-5 times a day, have airports basically built strict...

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by jetjack74
Mon Nov 21, 2016 7:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is EK the new Pan Am?
Replies: 112
Views: 19217

Re: Is EK the new Pan AM?

The only way they could be the PanAm of today would be if they were released from govt control and had to struggle to be a viable operation. And if they were ever released(which the Emir would never let that happen), you wouldn't even recognize them. They'd be a fraction of the size, they'd revamp ...

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by jetjack74
Sat Nov 19, 2016 8:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is EK the new Pan Am?
Replies: 112
Views: 19217

Re: Is EK the new Pan AM?

What is this airliners.net heresy! Shock, scandal and airliners.net blaspheme! How dare you inject realism into the discussion. This right here sir ^^^, are some of the best words I"ve seen around here in a long time! When I was a youngster, I used to think the world of British Airways, just l...

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by jetjack74
Sat Nov 19, 2016 7:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is EK the new Pan Am?
Replies: 112
Views: 19217

Re: Is EK the new Pan AM?

Emirates is busy brand building almost everywhere in the world and has a reputation for quality at good prices. Qatar Airways is another one spending a load of its budget on market making and brand promotion. It's all about that insstant recognition of the beand and I don't see much marketing from ...

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by jetjack74
Sat Nov 19, 2016 7:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is EK the new Pan Am?
Replies: 112
Views: 19217

Re: Is EK the new Pan AM?

The only way they could be the PanAm of today would be if they were released from govt control and had to struggle to be a viable operation. And if they were ever released(which the Emir would never let that happen), you wouldn't even recognize them. They'd be a fraction of the size, they'd revamp t...

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by jetjack74
Thu Nov 17, 2016 4:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Pay Increase
Replies: 159
Views: 13009

Re: Delta Pay Increase

Thank you "lazy eight" for keeping this discussion real. DL is an ok employer. But there are a lot of cracks. All they're doing is balancing it out. Shareholder value is king. Employees just need to be kept barely happy. Name of the game. You laid it out perfectly. Well, All they have to ...

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by jetjack74
Thu Nov 17, 2016 4:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Pay Increase
Replies: 159
Views: 13009

Re: Delta Pay Increase

The amount of pay raises, to me, is least important when compared to other issues that are of parallel concern. What I see whenever they give us these pay raises, is a bunch of desperate souls, running scrambling to grab money as the higher dump buckets of money out of the ivory tower. Thats what I ...

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by jetjack74
Tue Nov 15, 2016 10:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Pay Increase
Replies: 159
Views: 13009

Re: Delta Pay Increase

What you fail understand dude, is our healthcare costs are getting more expensive, and with alleged "raise", most of this "raise" gets swallowed up in by these peripheral cost. And furthermore, we're still not back to the pay incrementals that should've brought us back and exceed...

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