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Tue May 26, 2020 6:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Fleet/Network Thread - 2020
Replies: 1080
Views: 107401

Re: Southwest Airlines planning on squeezing competitors in weaker positions

If legacies are still 20% smaller by end of 2022 and WN is larger than it was pre-COVID by then, they will automatically be gaining market share. It's really hard to argue that this downturn is not hitting legacies harder. Everyone is admitting that leisure is coming back before business travel and...

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Mon May 25, 2020 9:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: LATAM files for Bankruptcy
Replies: 320
Views: 68516

Re: LATAM moving towards bankruptcy

I'm really laughing by some comments here. How on earth getting out of a monopoly is positive for LA? They dominate with ease South America - MAD traffic (IB) and for connections they had LHR (BA). They had the biggest airline in MIA (AA) who also dominates in JFK, LAX and for connections you have ...

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Sat May 23, 2020 12:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Fleet/Network Thread - 2020
Replies: 1080
Views: 107401

Re: Southwest Airlines planning on squeezing competitors in weaker positions

If this came from GK or other senior leaders at WN, I would be a bit more shocked to see this. VP of Flight Ops, on the other hand, don't resonate to me with the same levels of cred. This smells of #FakeNews, and seeing that it came from the DMN, which has truly lost of ton of respectable writing o...

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Fri May 22, 2020 4:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SLC Airport to Close Existing Concourses as new ones open
Replies: 66
Views: 9029

Re: SLC Airport to Close All Existing Gates in September

Time for some "fun facts" about SLC and its status among Delta hubs. Delta hubs - (2019 all-airlines' passenger counts) largest to smallest: 1) ATL - 110,531,300 2) LAX - 88,068,013 3) JFK - 62,551,072 4) SEA - 51,821,239 5) BOS - 42,522,411 6) MSP -39,555,035 7) DTW - 36,759,269 8) LGA -...

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Fri May 22, 2020 2:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SLC Airport to Close Existing Concourses as new ones open
Replies: 66
Views: 9029

Re: SLC Airport to Close All Existing Gates in September

Ed Bastian has stated that this downturn will be used to accelerate facilities construction projects such as Lax, Lga, JFK,etc... It is an opportunity to accelerate timelines up to a year in some cases and better position the airline as a premium product coming out the other end. Also, I don’t thin...

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Fri May 22, 2020 1:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SLC Airport to Close Existing Concourses as new ones open
Replies: 66
Views: 9029

Re: SLC Airport to Close All Existing Gates in September

Time for some "fun facts" about SLC and its status among Delta hubs. Delta hubs - (2019 all-airlines' passenger counts) largest to smallest: 1) ATL - 110,531,300 2) LAX - 88,068,013 3) JFK - 62,551,072 4) SEA - 51,821,239 5) BOS - 42,522,411 6) MSP -39,555,035 7) DTW - 36,759,269 8) LGA -...

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Thu May 21, 2020 6:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SLC Airport to Close Existing Concourses as new ones open
Replies: 66
Views: 9029

Re: SLC Airport to Close All Existing Gates in September

Delta is in the process of rebalancing it's network For a Post pandemic fallout and SLC just gave them the ultimate gift. This is a gamble to save the airport $300 million dollars on construction cost. But in 5yrs time will SLC just be a sparkling version of CVG of times past? Good luck. Flyguy Why...

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Thu May 21, 2020 5:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: American Airlines Business & Finance Discussion
Replies: 513
Views: 90124

Re: FT: Investors bet AA will file for BK

I am of the mindset a Chapter 11 of AA would plunge UA and DL into a similar need to compete through reduced costs done by shedding unneeded assets as AA will do. This could trigger other prepackaged arrangements too. If the past is any indication, then this will happen. Delta and United can't affo...

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Tue May 19, 2020 3:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: American Airlines Business & Finance Discussion
Replies: 513
Views: 90124

Re: FT: Investors bet AA will file for BK

I can see DL, UA, and to a lesser extent, B6 waiting in the wings to devour pieces of the pie with inevitable drawbacks . Most of their unencumbered fleet would be older B772s, the now-parked B752s and B763s, and the early batch of B738 and some of the A320 aircraft. DFW will become a free-for-all,...

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Tue May 19, 2020 3:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: American Airlines Business & Finance Discussion
Replies: 513
Views: 90124

Re: FT: Investors bet AA will file for BK

Can someone please explain to me why AA is in so much debt? Didn't they shed debt back during bankruptcy 7-8 years ago? American Airlines has spent heavily on new aircraft to modernize its fleet. It has spent enormous sums on share repurchases, more than $5 billion since the beginning of 2015. At t...

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Tue May 19, 2020 3:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: American Airlines Business & Finance Discussion
Replies: 513
Views: 90124

Re: FT: Investors bet AA will file for BK

TexStones wrote:
777Mech wrote:
Shiny plane syndrome.


Or, in the case of AA, eliminating shiny planes in favor of pearly white ones.


??

Dull gray ones.

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Mon May 18, 2020 5:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: American Airlines Business & Finance Discussion
Replies: 513
Views: 90124

Re: FT: Investors bet AA will file for BK

Can someone explain this a little more? What are: - Unrestricted Cash and ST Inv - Undrawn Revolver - EST. Unencumbered Assets It appears the three make up “liquidity estimates.” Why is liquidity shown as a percentage of trailing twelve month revenue? What is it measuring? And therefore telling us?...

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Mon May 18, 2020 5:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: American Airlines Business & Finance Discussion
Replies: 513
Views: 90124

Re: FT: Investors bet AA will file for BK

Somewhat related to see how AA stacks up to peers. This was an estimated ratio of cash, revolver, and assets they can tap vs debt. Chart created prior to Q1 results. https://i.ibb.co/C9DK6fc/LIQUIDITY-ESTIMATES.png Can someone explain this a little more? What are: - Unrestricted Cash and ST Inv - U...

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Mon May 18, 2020 1:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: Delta to Convert Some Planes to All Delta One Suites
Replies: 64
Views: 15854

Re: Rumor: Delta to Convert Some Planes to All Delta One Suites

I wondered about something like that. Not sure if enough business pax are going to be available. Highly questionable source. It may very well be that this is being analyzed as a potential product. One of many ideas being analyzed right now. It would be for travelers on key, high margin routes who w...

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Mon May 18, 2020 1:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: Delta to Convert Some Planes to All Delta One Suites
Replies: 64
Views: 15854

Re: Rumor: Delta to Convert Some Planes to All Delta One Suites

“This information comes to Rene’s Points from a reliable and well-placed source.”

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Sun May 17, 2020 4:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL to permanently retire entire 777 fleet
Replies: 763
Views: 123614

Re: DL to permanently retire entire 777 fleet

There are a lot of comments re the 77L and cargo. What kind of cargo was DL hauling ATL-JNB and LAX-SYD? What kind of shipments and shippers does DL (and any commercial airline for that matter) target? Why would a shipper go to DL vs air freight company? Although the A350 may be capable for DL’s ne...

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Sun May 17, 2020 4:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 777 - 25 years in commercial service
Replies: 147
Views: 14410

Re: 777 - 25 years in commercial service

Horrible plane. Has made Boeing lot of money and tortured passengers around the world. Noisy and cramped. Although noisy, the 'cramped' element was the result of most carriers going to 10 abreast. I remember Air Canada's 777-300ERs when they were new and 9 abreast, super comfortable ride, tons of p...

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Sun May 17, 2020 4:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL to permanently retire entire 777 fleet
Replies: 763
Views: 123614

Re: DL to permanently retire entire 777 fleet

There are a lot of comments re the 77L and cargo. What kind of cargo was DL hauling ATL-JNB and LAX-SYD? What kind of shipments and shippers does DL (and any commercial airline for that matter) target? Why would a shipper go to DL vs air freight company? Although the A350 may be capable for DL’s nee...

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Sat May 16, 2020 10:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL to permanently retire entire 777 fleet
Replies: 763
Views: 123614

Re: DL to permanently retire entire 777 fleet

Can someone provide some insights into this? The airline said in a filing Thursday it expects to post a $1.4 billion to $1.7 billion pretax charge in the second quarter because of the MD-90 and Boeing 777 retirements. Source: https://www.cnbc.com/2020/05/14/coronavirus-news-delta-to-retire-boeing-77...

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Thu May 14, 2020 11:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL to permanently retire entire 777 fleet
Replies: 763
Views: 123614

Re: DL to permanently retire entire 777 fleet

The MD-11 debacle was perhaps the undoing of Ronald W. Allen's tenure as Delta CEO. Keep in mind Delta had a VERY cozy relationship with MDD dating back into the founding Woolman era. This no doubt contributed to such a corporate gaff at the time. In an alternate history one can only wonder if Delt...

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Thu May 14, 2020 7:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL to permanently retire entire 777 fleet
Replies: 763
Views: 123614

Re: DL to permanently retire entire 777 fleet

DLASFlyer wrote:
What about the A319?


Thanks for the catch.

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Thu May 14, 2020 7:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL to permanently retire entire 777 fleet
Replies: 763
Views: 123614

Re: DL to permanently retire entire 777 fleet

So by 2023 DL fleet will look like this?

- 220
- 737, 738, 739
- 321
- 332, 333, 339
- 350

Gone:
- MD88, MD90, 717
- 319, 320
- 752
- 763, 764
- 777

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Thu May 14, 2020 6:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing CEO: A major US airline likely will go out of business this year,
Replies: 308
Views: 41822

Re: Boeing CEO: A major US airline likely will go out of business this year,

The US is not the type of place to care about flag carriers and national airlines. It's more likely for Americans to think that having a "national airline" detracts from the principles of capitalism and competition. As someone else mentioned earlier, both TWA and Pan-Am fell despite being...

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Thu May 14, 2020 5:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing CEO: A major US airline likely will go out of business this year,
Replies: 308
Views: 41822

Re: Boeing CEO: A major US airline likely will go out of business this year,

325i wrote:
Greetings Folks,
Purely speculation on my part but assuming Squire Calhouns response to the reporters question "YES",is indicative of his inside knowledge of an airline that is heavily committed to BA's product, the real answer!
Cheers,325i


Is there a point in there?

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Tue May 12, 2020 6:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing CEO: A major US airline likely will go out of business this year,
Replies: 308
Views: 41822

Re: Boeing CEO: A major US airline likely will go out of business this year,

I just cannot imagine AA going out of business entirely. Neither could he: "I don't think we're ever going to lose money again," Parker said. "We have an industry that's going to be profitable in good and bad times." And here are the bad times. Where is that $19.2 billion in pre...

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Tue May 12, 2020 6:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing CEO: A major US airline likely will go out of business this year,
Replies: 308
Views: 41822

Re: Boeing CEO: A major US airline likely will go out of business this year,

Dang! Some of you need to put down the crack pipe! Assuming Calhoun’s industry assessment that the market will be at 25% of pre-COVID-19 levels in September and 50% by the end of the year: - Demand is severely down - Industry capacity and capability are significantly greater than needed In other wor...

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Tue May 12, 2020 1:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing CEO: A major US airline likely will go out of business this year,
Replies: 308
Views: 41822

Re: Boeing CEO: A major US airline likely will go out of business this year,

An airline is considered a major one when it posts over US$1B in revenue in a fiscal year. So all of the above make the cut except for Sun Country, Additionally, the following regionals & freight ones made the cut in 2019 Envoy Air (subsidiary of American Airlines Group) Republic Airways (subsi...

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Tue May 12, 2020 12:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing CEO: A major US airline likely will go out of business this year,
Replies: 308
Views: 41822

Re: Boeing CEO: A major US airline likely will go out of business this year,

An interesting follow-on question in the interview would have been... Given the drastic reduction in demand, your prediction of a major US airline shutting down and the fact the US aviation environment is not dissimilar to the global aviation market, what is the impact to Boeing’s commercial airline...

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Tue May 12, 2020 12:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing CEO: A major US airline likely will go out of business this year,
Replies: 308
Views: 41822

Re: Boeing CEO: A major US airline likely will go out of business this year,

I mean, he can’t just come out and say AA is so far up to its eyes in debt that they will be out of business by the end of the year ... he’s gotta keep it in generalities. I think AA may have to file chapter 11, but I think AA will still be in business. I think another round of consolidations will ...

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Tue May 12, 2020 12:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing CEO: A major US airline likely will go out of business this year,
Replies: 308
Views: 41822

Re: Boeing CEO: A major US airline likely will go out of business this year,

- Alaska - Allegiant - American - Delta - Frontier - Hawaiian - jetBlue - Southwest - Spirit - Sun Country - United What is considered a “major” airline? What’s a non-major US airline? Commuter airlines? Neither Allegiant or Sun Country are considered Major airlines. That did not answer my question...

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Tue May 12, 2020 12:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing CEO: A major US airline likely will go out of business this year,
Replies: 308
Views: 41822

Re: Boeing CEO: A major US airline likely will go out of business this year,

MIflyer12 wrote:
randomdude83 wrote:
How about...a Merger is more likely to happen.


Mergers don't create quick cash. No carrier has surplus cash - not even WN.


Agree. This is not the environment for mergers.

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Tue May 12, 2020 12:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing CEO: A major US airline likely will go out of business this year,
Replies: 308
Views: 41822

Re: Boeing CEO: A major US airline likely will go out of business this year,

How about...a Merger is more likely to happen. I don't think a MAJOR or at least the Big three will have trouble getting through this. but a Merger is likely to happen especially with all of them shrinking to half their size. Spirit/jet blue? alaska/southwest? american/united? delta/qatar?....ok th...

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Tue May 12, 2020 12:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing CEO: A major US airline likely will go out of business this year,
Replies: 308
Views: 41822

Re: Boeing CEO: A major US airline likely will go out of business this year,

- Alaska - Allegiant - American - Delta - Frontier - Hawaiian - jetBlue - Southwest - Spirit - Sun Country - United What is considered a “major” airline? What’s a non-major US airline? Commuter airlines? I'd think he refers to the big 4: AA, DL, UA & WN. In the linked clip he did not refer to t...

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Tue May 12, 2020 12:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing CEO: A major US airline likely will go out of business this year,
Replies: 308
Views: 41822

Re: Boeing CEO: A major US airline likely will go out of business this year,

I mean, he can’t just come out and say AA is so far up to its eyes in debt that they will be out of business by the end of the year ... he’s gotta keep it in generalities. Going “out of business” is very different than filing Chapter 11. I would think AA would file Chapter 11 vs go out of business.

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Tue May 12, 2020 12:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing CEO: A major US airline likely will go out of business this year,
Replies: 308
Views: 41822

Re: Boeing CEO: A major US airline likely will go out of business this year,

- Alaska
- Allegiant
- American
- Delta
- Frontier
- Hawaiian
- jetBlue
- Southwest
- Spirit
- Sun Country
- United


What is considered a “major” airline? What’s a non-major US airline? Commuter airlines?

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Mon May 11, 2020 6:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta 321 neo status
Replies: 23
Views: 6043

Re: Delta 321 neo status

Based on what we know today (things may change), what is the A321N’s mission/role in Delta’s network?

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Sun May 10, 2020 6:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Person killed by plane on runway at Austin
Replies: 97
Views: 25444

Re: KAUS Fatality

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EXeBlD1WkAISTuv?format=jpg&name=large Without being morbid can someone explain the damage in the photograph? The nacelle and cowl lip are dented as if hit externally. Lower, in orange paint, a portion of the nacelle appears blown out. How was the individual hit and w...

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Sun May 10, 2020 5:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FC Lavatories
Replies: 2
Views: 1134

Re: FC Lavatories

Because of all the Y passengers that cough on F passengers as they make their way to the forward lav?

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Sun May 10, 2020 5:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alitalia News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1464
Views: 350445

Re: Alitalia News and Discussion Thread

Is it confirmed that they are exiting SkyTeam? Yess May 21. I believe they are just exiting the Skyteam North Atlantic Joint Venture on May 21st. Leaving ST for good is on the table but has not been announced yet. SkyTeam was the last alliance to form. It will be the first to dissolve. None of the ...

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Fri May 08, 2020 11:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta plans to emerge a "smaller" carrier
Replies: 2164
Views: 385094

Re: Delta plans to emerge a "smaller" carrier

PSU.DTW.SCE wrote:
I'm sure DL will be taking a buzz-saw to any non-EAS domestic markets they can suspend off come October.


Please clarify. What are “non-EAS domestic markets”?

Thanks

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Fri May 08, 2020 6:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Eastern Airlines applies for domestic scheduled authority, plans JFK-SAN Jun 2020
Replies: 46
Views: 7058

Re: Eastern Airlines applies for domestic scheduled authority, plans JFK-SAN Jun 2020

Who are the investors throwing away money in this venture? (Serious question)

Are these aircraft owned or leased? Seems with the current market they could get newer/better/more efficient aircraft at a decent price.

Does anyone know the seat configuration? Does “low cost” equal 29” pitch?

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Tue Apr 28, 2020 7:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KL Takes Into Account Possibility of AFKL Breakup
Replies: 208
Views: 23813

Re: KL Takes Into Account Possibility of AFKL Breakup

N292UX wrote:
KLM going to OneWorld would be OneWorld's ultimate revenge for LATAM leaving for DL.


I thought the ultimate revenge was AA creating a hub in SEA, partnering with AS and AS joining oneworld.

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Tue Apr 28, 2020 7:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KL Takes Into Account Possibility of AFKL Breakup
Replies: 208
Views: 23813

Re: KL Takes Into Account Possibility of AFKL Breakup

Slightly off topic, but touching on the apparent French willingness to do so. As a seasoned non-rev traveller, the difference in flying KL to AF is absolutely astounding. KL staff always try and bend over backwards to help you out, to get you where toU need to go, whereas AF staff are the complete ...

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Thu Apr 23, 2020 1:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New post Covid-19 airplane seat design
Replies: 41
Views: 6367

Re: New post Covid-19 airplane seat design

kjeld0d wrote:
Is it "chew-ee" or "chew-eye" ?


“choo-e”

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Wed Apr 22, 2020 5:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Vietnam Airlines wants to speed up its order of 50 narrowbodies amid COVID-19
Replies: 80
Views: 13822

Re: Vietnam Airlines wants to speed up its order of 50 narrowbodies amid COVID-19

MrHMSH wrote:
TG are a fleet planner's nightmare...


TG’s fleet or TG’s executive team that makes fleet decisions?

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Wed Apr 22, 2020 5:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta plans to emerge a "smaller" carrier
Replies: 2164
Views: 385094

Re: Delta plans to emerge a "smaller" carrier

Yeah, I just don't know how this whole business risk thing is going to play-out. On one hand, you have employees in essential industries including some that are barely making more than minimum wage going to work every day. One of the long term impacts of this pandemic in the US will be greater econ...

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Wed Apr 22, 2020 5:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN asks TWU for concessions
Replies: 83
Views: 14219

Re: WN asks TWU for concessions

FlyingElvii wrote:
...Southwest has some of the highest paid staff in the Industry, including ramp, support, and front line.


And a bloated corporate staff with a relatively high percentage of dead weight and misaligned capabilities needed to execute the strategy... all in the name of protecting the “culture.”

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Sun Apr 19, 2020 3:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New York Air vs Eastern Air Lines 1981
Replies: 74
Views: 10630

Re: New York Air vs Eastern Air Lines 1981

I’m missing something. Please clarify. I thought there were two shuttles operating at the same time. The Pan Am Shuttle and the Eastern Shuttle. Was the Pan Am Shuttle the first to operate? Did Lorenzo's company own the Pan Am Shuttle prior to acquiring Eastern and therefore had to sell the Pan Am ...

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Sun Apr 19, 2020 2:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New York Air vs Eastern Air Lines 1981
Replies: 74
Views: 10630

Re: New York Air vs Eastern Air Lines 1981

the bones continue today (although almost untouched through 2008) as the Delta Shuttle right down to the day old bagels on the morning flights. After the market crash in '08 the shuttle got downgraded to either regular Delta aircraft and Delta Connection for nearly all flights and honestly it just ...

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Thu Apr 16, 2020 1:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta plans to emerge a "smaller" carrier
Replies: 2164
Views: 385094

Re: Delta plans to emerge a "smaller" carrier

[twoid][/twoid] Please don’t feed the troll whom is Just looking for attention. Consider the source. Delta will emerge smaller and most likely every other carrier in the US. Let’s hope ALL survive. And not troll the carrier that may have hurt your feelings decades ago. Hold it! Which one just the tr...

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