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by n7371f
Sat Mar 28, 2020 8:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The new domestic service standard: just water. DL now onboard.
Replies: 207
Views: 28271

Re: The new domestic service standard: just water. DL now onboard.

What do you mean no airline makes such drastic changes based on 9-12 days of feedback? During that time, the passenger reservations plummeted - so plans were made to park 70% of the fleet. The in-flight service changes were, in part, due to the reduction of load factors below 20%, the unknown health...

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by n7371f
Sat Mar 28, 2020 8:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines Network Thread 2020
Replies: 771
Views: 71453

Re: Alaska Airlines Network Thread 2020

GEG Admin was told to expect decent amount of DH4 planes as QX already has a hangar across the way and there is plenty of tarmac space in area to park the planes. Had not heard of OAK being a parking spot, only GSO, OKC and SAT Here's the list ANC EAT GEG GSO JFK LAS OAK OKC PDX PHX SAN SAT SNA I th...

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by n7371f
Sat Mar 28, 2020 8:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines Network Thread 2020
Replies: 771
Views: 71453

Re: Alaska Airlines Network Thread 2020

MLB is used for satellite 2Ku installs. There is also a MRO down there now. No one will store an aircraft on Florida's coast with Hurricane season coming. OAK will be a parking spot for some of the fleet. So I suspect that's where it was heading. Had not heard of OAK being a parking spot, only GSO, ...

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by n7371f
Sat Mar 28, 2020 8:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines Network Thread 2020
Replies: 771
Views: 71453

Re: Alaska Airlines Network Thread 2020

Everything is negotiable. How many 320 left that still have Virgin branded interior? Incentive to peddle those first although the new interiors and contracts for installs are already signed as well. Wonder where the deal with the lessor on the 319's is? They were supposed to go back to lessor and th...

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by n7371f
Sat Mar 28, 2020 8:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Fleet Updates - 2020
Replies: 1173
Views: 194024

Re: AA Fleet Updates - 2020

Idiots. That's why you don't park in the midwest and southeast (hello Delta with all the planes at BHM). Get them out to MHV, GYR, ROW, MZJ still has room. A few hours ago Tulsa experienced a hailstorm that produced hail the size of a tennis ball. The storm affected nearby Owasso which is directly n...

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by n7371f
Fri Mar 27, 2020 7:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The new domestic service standard: just water. DL now onboard.
Replies: 207
Views: 28271

Re: The new domestic service standard: just water. DL now onboard.

Most US airlines don't want to fly. They'd prefer to put this entire thing on the ground. That's why midnight oil was being burned with Airlines for America for days. But with the passing of the bailout, they have to fly - and they can't drop cities until early fall I believe. It's interesting to he...

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by n7371f
Thu Mar 26, 2020 6:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The new domestic service standard: just water. DL now onboard.
Replies: 207
Views: 28271

Re: The new domestic service standard: just water. DL now onboard.

Look. To deny that these massive in-flight service reductions are also not equally part of saving money is to folks flying way above 50k feet. This saves DAL several hundred pounds per flight; it saves significant $ on on outstation catering and also on hub/originating catering costs (all the the co...

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by n7371f
Wed Mar 25, 2020 5:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The new domestic service standard: just water. DL now onboard.
Replies: 207
Views: 28271

Re: The new domestic service standard: just water. DL now onboard.

Everything is COVID driven. Not privy as to how much the health factor factors Into that extreme service pullback but one can guess it further limits touch points and Interactions. And as for for recent feedback, it’s within last 9-12 days as pandemic grows. Raises interesting point: why would anyon...

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by n7371f
Wed Mar 25, 2020 5:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The new domestic service standard: just water. DL now onboard.
Replies: 207
Views: 28271

The new domestic service standard: just water. DL now onboard.

Communications are going out tonight to DAL inflight that beginning Wednesday morning, their service will all but emulate Southwest and AA: water. This includes all DAL domestic first class - nothing catered but bottled water and for flights over 900 miles, a flight fuel box. Only domestic run not e...

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by n7371f
Wed Mar 25, 2020 5:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Aircraft Refurbishment Thread - 2020
Replies: 180
Views: 33646

Re: Delta Aircraft Refurbishment Thread - 2020

Well one things for sure -- the much hyped, talked about up-gauging ain't gonna be much of a help for the next 24-36, hell 5 years. All those 321's coming on don't look so juicy now compared to a network that'll be more gauged for CS100 up to 738's.

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by n7371f
Tue Mar 24, 2020 7:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta plans to emerge a "smaller" carrier
Replies: 2164
Views: 380870

Re: Delta plans to emerge a "smaller" carrier

Airlines won't have have the cash flow with 30% load factors this time. You need sufficient cash flow to survive Ch 11. Read up on it. That is a scenario no airline can survive without government help. For people who are saying that the companies don’t deserve a bail out, There’s no way to plan for ...

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by n7371f
Tue Mar 24, 2020 7:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta plans to emerge a "smaller" carrier
Replies: 2164
Views: 380870

Re: Delta plans to emerge a "smaller" carrier

Listen folks, no one - and I mean no one - is coming back in September like nothing happened. Your local CBD store is open in case you disagree. The figures that DAL throw out vs UAL about future are flexible. But if anyone thinks each US carrier won't have a smaller foot print and a bunch of parked...

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by n7371f
Sat Mar 21, 2020 6:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta plans to emerge a "smaller" carrier
Replies: 2164
Views: 380870

Re: Delta plans to emerge a "smaller" carrier

Everything is going to be smaller follks. Yes, ATL, MSP, DTW, LAX, SEA et all....

Delta is preparing for a tepid rebound and then it'll go from there - across the network.

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by n7371f
Fri Mar 20, 2020 5:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Elite Airways continues to shrink
Replies: 18
Views: 5039

Re: Elite Airways continues to shrink

Send your last rights...

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by n7371f
Fri Mar 20, 2020 4:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Breeze - News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 815
Views: 151339

Re: Breeze - News and Discussion Thread

First aircraft is in induction in Brazil and will be delivered in next several weeks. Breeze will seek charter flying until the market comes to. Any comments that Breeze is some fly-by-night operation are ill informed. Maybe send those comments to the ex Allegiant/United guy who bought Xtra Airways ...

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by n7371f
Fri Mar 20, 2020 4:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Compass Airlines Shutting Down
Replies: 59
Views: 12676

Re: Compass Airlines Shutting Down

Feel terrible for the many find flight attendants and pilots I met over the years flying Compass throughout the west on the DL network and before the merger, a lot through MEM. Fine people. However I must say how poorly managed and ran Compass was. The frontline people were robbed by a cheap, incomp...

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by n7371f
Tue Mar 17, 2020 6:50 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What was the first NW plane to wear the Bowling Shoe colors?
Replies: 15
Views: 2555

Re: What was the first NW plane to wear the Bowling Shoe colors?

The first several A320's were delivered in the late 60's Northwest scheme with gray top and bottom.

And the story on the DC-9 in ATL with Landor and Rothmeier is correct. There were some tweaks made following that first painting.

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by n7371f
Wed Mar 11, 2020 5:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Elite Airways continues to shrink
Replies: 18
Views: 5039

Re: Elite Airways continues to shrink

Grim Reaper cleared for approach to MLB.

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by n7371f
Tue Mar 10, 2020 6:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS announces CVG service
Replies: 77
Views: 12474

Re: AS announces CVG service

DL will be adding AM SEA-CVG nonstop in short order. Credit to AS, CVG is a bodacious add. Despite its massive downsizing, DL still owns the corporate market in CVG which just enough service. Outside of that, CVG is a marginal market for everyone else - tough to make $ in. WN does hardly anything th...

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by n7371f
Thu Mar 05, 2020 5:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Fleet Updates - 2020
Replies: 1173
Views: 194024

Re: AA Fleet Updates - 2020

Yes

blacksoviet wrote:
Are the 788s replacing the 767s?

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by n7371f
Thu Mar 05, 2020 5:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Washington State Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 108
Views: 13517

Re: Washington State Aviation Thread - 2020

Shouldn't really surprise anyone who follows it somewhat closely. Not a barn burner of a route and a bit of a slug route trying to make it work for the umpteenth time it seems as DL/NW. Will be watching to see if marketing just lets its quietly disappear permanently. Delta is suspending SEA-KIX for ...

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by n7371f
Tue Mar 03, 2020 5:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska future in Portland 2020
Replies: 60
Views: 7596

Re: Alaska future in Portland 2020

Another one? Lost count. For PDX sake I hope AS actually shows some cajones and goes with a full throttle expansion plan. Hell they'll basically have the entire C once the buildouts are done. But given a decade of proclamations, events for 75k MVPs with SEA big wigs and then little crud adds like ST...

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by n7371f
Tue Mar 03, 2020 5:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Washington State Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 108
Views: 13517

Re: Washington State Aviation Thread - 2020

Indeed. That was a significant element in the presentation to the BoD to approve the order using numerous SEA route adds and how the CS1 would make routes more profitable, quicker. Delta announced 1x daily SEA-CMH and 3x daily SEA-DFW today, both starting on 6/8/20 with A220-100 equipment, according...

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by n7371f
Tue Mar 03, 2020 5:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest adding 16 new gates in Denver, will be WN's largest city
Replies: 112
Views: 16189

Re: Southwest adding 16 new gates in Denver, will be WN's largest city

This is primarily a move to keep Spirit and Frontier from establishing greater footholds in Denver with the industry speculation that NK and F9 will eventually merge and be an immense competitor to WN, which can no longer come close to matching their costs. By keeping gates from the Spirit and Front...

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by n7371f
Tue Mar 03, 2020 5:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest adding 16 new gates in Denver, will be WN's largest city
Replies: 112
Views: 16189

Re: Southwest adding 16 new gates in Denver, will be WN's largest city

This is primarily a move to keep Spirit and Frontier from establishing greater footholds in Denver with the industry speculation that NK and F9 will eventually merge and be an immense competitor to WN, which can no longer come close to matching their costs. By keeping gates from the Spirit and Front...

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by n7371f
Tue Mar 03, 2020 5:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Announces SEA-LHR For 2021
Replies: 128
Views: 16911

Re: Delta Announces SEA-LHR For 2021

Not going to happen. And not part of Delta's plan. They're happily profitable with SEA adding pieces here and there. But once AS is swallowed up by JetBlue, then it's anyone's guess. I think this is another indication Delta is serious about overtaking Alaska to become the number one carrier in Seatt...

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by n7371f
Tue Mar 03, 2020 5:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Announces SEA-LHR For 2021
Replies: 128
Views: 16911

Re: Delta Announces SEA-LHR For 2021

It likely can't. But DL is going to do everything it can to prevent AA from creating a foothold in the market and adding additional frequencies is how you do that. What business, of any kind, would just happily allow another competitor to enter their market? Some of this bellyaching from AS homers o...

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by n7371f
Tue Mar 03, 2020 5:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Announces SEA-LHR For 2021
Replies: 128
Views: 16911

Re: Delta Announces SEA-LHR For 2021

Delta's plan was never to come into SEA and throw AS out of business. When AS made the decision not to serve as a domestic feeder for DAL's SEA international plans, DL activated its plan B to build a domestic hub to feed its own flying. It had nothing to do with putting AS out of business. This kind...

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by n7371f
Tue Mar 03, 2020 5:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Announces SEA-LHR For 2021
Replies: 128
Views: 16911

Re: Delta Announces SEA-LHR For 2021

To the folks who make the decisions at DAL, SEA-DFW on the 220 has always been part of the expansion since the day the order presentation was made to the BoD. It was one of the featured routes presented where DAL believed it could enter a highly competitive market and using the 220, still fly it pro...

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by n7371f
Tue Mar 03, 2020 5:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Announces SEA-LHR For 2021
Replies: 128
Views: 16911

Re: Delta Announces SEA-LHR For 2021

WTH is this?

onwFan wrote:
Together with SEA-DFW, this screams desperation by DL. Looks like DL planning is having sleepless nights and weekends - I wouldn’t be surprised if PDX-LHR disappears soon and all eggs go into the SEA basket.

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by n7371f
Thu Feb 27, 2020 4:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta A221 Schedule Reliability struggle
Replies: 104
Views: 26180

Re: Delta A221 Schedule Reliability struggle

We got such a ridiculously low price for the initial order that all of these teething issues still phase no one off Virginia Ave. Remember the DAL that was loathe to order anything new? Well when the often repeated price per plane is $20 mil, that changes a lot of minds. The low capital outlay al so...

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by n7371f
Thu Feb 27, 2020 4:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska future in Portland 2020
Replies: 60
Views: 7596

Re: Alaska future in Portland 2020

Every few years, it seems, AS puts on a song and dance for their 75k MVP folks about how there will be a renewed focus on PDX...and then little to nothing happens. Similar with SFO, LAX, AS has a problem running stuff east out of PDX. They've tried. A lot of it doesn't stick. They've got the perfect...

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by n7371f
Thu Feb 27, 2020 3:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest adding 16 new gates in Denver, will be WN's largest city
Replies: 112
Views: 16189

Re: Southwest adding 16 new gates in Denver, will be WN's largest city

Helluva question. And one not being asked enough. Will they trim PHX and LAS to be mostly O/D? As a passenger I try to fly Southwest thru PHX or LAS because of the good weather year around in both cities. Sent from my SM-G950U using Tapatalk No, they are also adding more gates in PHX. How are they g...

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by n7371f
Wed Feb 12, 2020 3:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Compass Airlines
Replies: 16
Views: 4915

Re: Compass Airlines

Wow that's different than what a handful of Compass people have told me. It's a large hangar, large enough for 757/67 aircraft. Makes sense if you think about it. Thanks. Compass doesn't own any of its metal. Only thing of value in fact on the west coast is the large hangar they built at SJC for E75...

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by n7371f
Fri Feb 07, 2020 4:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS/AAG posts 4Q and FY2019 earnings
Replies: 60
Views: 8477

Re: AS/AAG posts 4Q and FY2019 earnings

Excuse me? Word quickly coming out of the AS Seattle campus that ~100 people are being let go from Corporate. Shame all around... You never like seeing that happen; we lost some good people. It was a reorg that flattened out some of the reporting structure. About 60 new positions were created, thoug...

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by n7371f
Fri Feb 07, 2020 3:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Delta First Class Seats - A321neo
Replies: 120
Views: 20863

Re: New Delta First Class Seats - A321neo

Yes. Like 99% of first class tray tables it is stored in the arm rest. When it is fully retracted, it more often than not droops in a lower down angle up to 20 degrees. Pretty hard for anyone to shame DL when comparing to AA's product and where it's headed. As for the new first class seat: here's pr...

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by n7371f
Fri Feb 07, 2020 3:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS/AAG posts 4Q and FY2019 earnings
Replies: 60
Views: 8477

Re: AS/AAG posts 4Q and FY2019 earnings

What does Alaska's current, operating fleet of Boeing 737 NG's have to do with tired, blundering, dangerous? They don't fly the MAX, yet. Alaska is the one who decides to continue to fly with an interior first designed in the late 1980's, not Boeing. Alaska is the one who offers a first class seat o...

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by n7371f
Fri Feb 07, 2020 2:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PHX Terminal 2 closes
Replies: 40
Views: 6818

Re: PHX Terminal 2 closes

Excellent. Gorgeous art. I'd be curious what happens to the two beautiful murals above the central holding area. Someone told me they were designated historical items but I've never heard or read that anywhere. T2 was a breeze but it was a hell hole otherwise. It's being moved to the Car Rental Cent...

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by n7371f
Thu Feb 06, 2020 5:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PHX Terminal 2 closes
Replies: 40
Views: 6818

Re: PHX Terminal 2 closes

I'd be curious what happens to the two beautiful murals above the central holding area. Someone told me they were designated historical items but I've never heard or read that anywhere.

T2 was a breeze but it was a hell hole otherwise.

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by n7371f
Tue Feb 04, 2020 3:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Compass Airlines
Replies: 16
Views: 4915

Re: Compass Airlines

For what? Their certificate so AAG can launch another airline? Not going to happen. Compass doesn't own any of its metal. Only thing of value in fact on the west coast is the large hangar they built at SJC for E75 maintenance. Hi all!! Yes, I tried a search and well, there hasn't been alot lately on...

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by n7371f
Tue Feb 04, 2020 3:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 2/2/2020:AM Adds DEN-MEX; UA JAN-ORD Back In,MFR-ORD Out,PAE-SFO Out;9K Adds HTO,NYS;China Drops
Replies: 56
Views: 11618

Re: OAG Changes 2/2/2020:AM Adds DEN-MEX; UA JAN-ORD Back In,MFR-ORD Out,PAE-SFO Out;9K Adds HTO,NYS;China Drops

DL up to the most recent point in time had no interest in PAE. Conitnue to believe it will siphon off SEA traffic. Regarding enilria’s comments about PAE becoming an AS only airport, keep in mind WN wanted in. If UA don’t find a quick use for these slots, me thinks WN will want ‘em...assuming they c...

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by n7371f
Sat Feb 01, 2020 5:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Skywest Announces 20x New E175 Flying for American
Replies: 44
Views: 8996

Re: Skywest Announces 20x New E175 Flying for American

Thanks. That's what it is - universal configuration for the CR7 down to 65. In terms of overall scope, the CR7s are replacing the E140s. The two that already joined the fleet however directly replaced YV CR9s operationally. The reconfiguration of all the CR7s down to 65 seats opened up enough room i...

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by n7371f
Sat Feb 01, 2020 5:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Report: Airbus set to settle corruption probe
Replies: 130
Views: 10202

Re: Report: Airbus set to settle corruption probe

Now we know a lot more about cocky John Leahy's sales wins...

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by n7371f
Fri Jan 31, 2020 3:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Skywest Announces 20x New E175 Flying for American
Replies: 44
Views: 8996

Re: Skywest Announces 20x New E175 Flying for American

Aircraft have to be going out. Certain AA would go beyond max limits without taking aircraft out. Which is made more interesting by OO still inducting a few more CR7's for AA.

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by n7371f
Fri Jan 31, 2020 3:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS/AAG posts 4Q and FY2019 earnings
Replies: 60
Views: 8477

Re: AS/AAG posts 4Q and FY2019 earnings

Since the author, who is immensely sensitive to anything critical of AS, keeps getting my posts deleted - I'll write what I posted last night, again: Good numbers. You mean the Proudly All Boeing is Goeing? One of the dumbest things with AS since the merger (since it's not true). The A21N kicks the ...

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by n7371f
Wed Jan 29, 2020 3:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Delta First Class Seats - A321neo
Replies: 120
Views: 20863

Re: New Delta First Class Seats - A321neo

Pretty hard for anyone to shame DL when comparing to AA's product and where it's headed.

As for the new first class seat: here's praying to the high heavens that the tray table a) lays flat and not dropped down at a 10-25 degree angle.

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by n7371f
Sun Jan 26, 2020 4:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777-9 first flight 25 January 2020
Replies: 970
Views: 80790

Re: Boeing 777-9 first flight 25 January 2020

My sons high school A/V class could've produced and hosted a better webcast than this crap Boeing put out over two days. Those two hosts were god awful. Reminded me of the old SNL skit "Wakeup Wakefield."

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by n7371f
Fri Jan 24, 2020 4:51 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: JetBlue CEO Warns Flight Shaming Is Coming to the U.S
Replies: 109
Views: 9704

Re: JetBlue CEO Warns Flight Shaming Is Coming to the U.S

Oh you speak for every liberal in SEA...OK. Flight shaming would be the most dramatic in Seattle where the woke liberals and socialists love their Alaska. What would they do? What side would they take? What are you talking about? I'm super liberal. Logic dictates what people do flawed or not. The wh...

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by n7371f
Fri Jan 24, 2020 4:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Reports Q4 2019/Full Year Earnings
Replies: 55
Views: 9169

Re: AA Reports Q4 2019/Full Year Earnings

You really want fun? Fly on an ex HP 320. Let me know what you think of those interiors and (no) amenities.

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