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Sun Jan 19, 2020 2:32 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: American Airlines 767 Cabins Since Delivery
Replies: 196
Views: 39288

Re: American Airlines 767 Cabins Since Delivery

It’s interesting to see all these photos from the classier days of AA.

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Sat Jan 18, 2020 3:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JFK T4A Expansion
Replies: 114
Views: 21531

Re: JFK T4A Expansion

Polot wrote:
AF/KE/LH/JL are reaping financial rewards from T1’s busyness.

They don’t want to go back. That is why the Terminal One Group will continue with the new T1 and not be dissolved.


AF and KE do not want to join DL in T4?

JL does not want to join AA and BA in T8?

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Sat Jan 18, 2020 3:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JFK T4A Expansion
Replies: 114
Views: 21531

Re: JFK T4A Expansion

Now T8 will be a real ghost town and T4 will really be bursting at the seams . Latam has a substantial operation at JFK You got that right. I find the T4B concourse claustrophobic with all the people, moving sidewalks, beeping vehicles and low ceiling. The Sky Club will be more than the zoo it alre...

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Sat Jan 18, 2020 3:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JFK T4A Expansion
Replies: 114
Views: 21531

Re: JFK T4A Expansion

It is a shame but the JFK terminal situation has changed, Terminal One was built by AF, LH. JAL, and KAL because the IAB was awful and embarrassing. The first T1 was a "boutique" terminal for the four anchor airlines and others they had using their terminal. When Delta had T3 demolished a...

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Sun Jan 12, 2020 11:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta “Waiting To Order” Boeing NMA
Replies: 232
Views: 28833

Re: Delta “Waiting To Order” Boeing NMA

... J. MC Nerney has never been with GE! MC Nerney was at 3M not GE so people are leading Boeing down, giving as an example: J. Welsh = J. MC Nerney = D. Calhoun and bla bla bla ... This is all the more false since in addition D. Muillenburg was a trainee engineer at Boeing, and the "little pr...

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Sat Jan 11, 2020 9:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounding, General Discussion Thread, January 2020
Replies: 1740
Views: 191417

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounding, General Discussion Thread, January 2020

Apparently that Boeing Official didn't read the document dump, because if they had they would not have said that safety was the overriding imperative, clearly it wasn't in any sort of operational sense. Clearly the Boeing Employees in these messages are not acting as if safety was the overriding im...

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Sat Jan 11, 2020 6:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Undisclosed customer orders 40 A330 NEO aircraft, UPDATE: HNA group revealed as buyer
Replies: 271
Views: 64851

Re: Undisclosed customer orders 40 A330 NEO aircraft

I am surprised no one has stated the obvious:

1) DL/LA as part of their new joint venture agreement and the build up at MIA

OR

2) WN as part of its continued growth strategy for use on high volume transcon, HI and new European routes

:stirthepot:

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Sat Jan 11, 2020 1:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounding, General Discussion Thread, January 2020
Replies: 1740
Views: 191417

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounding, General Discussion Thread, January 2020

As I've suggested before, it probably was one of the many nails in Dennis's coffin. I would complete this with a reminder that DM wasn’t in charge when the Max program was launched, however he was in charge during its certification. He become CEO mid-2015, certification flights started beginning 20...

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Sat Jan 11, 2020 12:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounding, General Discussion Thread, January 2020
Replies: 1740
Views: 191417

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounding, General Discussion Thread, January 2020

It is a doozie if taken at face value, but it is not clear if the comment is a serious one (does the person writing it have personal knowledge of a brown envelope being passed and if so what was in it, or is he/she just being sarcastic?) That's a fair point and I did think about that. From my own e...

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Sat Jan 11, 2020 12:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounding, General Discussion Thread, January 2020
Replies: 1740
Views: 191417

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounding, General Discussion Thread, January 2020

Bloomberg's report ( https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2020-01-10/boeing-says-ex-ceo-muilenburg-didn-t-receive-any-severance-pay ) says: Still, he gets to keep awards and stock options that had already vested, along with his pension and deferred pay -- totaling as much as $80.7 million, accor...

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Thu Jan 09, 2020 6:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JFK Terminal 8 Renovation Thread (2020)
Replies: 204
Views: 23804

Re: JFK Terminal 8 Renovation Thread (2020)

Is Terminal 7 going to be demolished all at once or in stages? From what I’ve read, cannons on the pirate’s ship at Treasure Island, Las Vegas, are going to “shoot” cannonballs eastward and T7 will be imploded. It will be streamed live. Seriously, the current plan is to vacate and demolish just as ...

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Wed Jan 08, 2020 6:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iran admits to accidentally shooting down Ukraine Flight 752
Replies: 2728
Views: 296780

Re: Reports of Ukrainian 737 Crash in Tehran,Iran

https://twitter.com/bahmankalbasi/statu ... 00161?s=21


It was posted on page 1 of the thread, within the first 20.
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remcor wrote:
You guys see this video yet of the plane on fire before it hit the ground?

https://twitter.com/bahmankalbasi/statu ... 00161?s=21


It was posted on page 1 of the thread, within the first 20.

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Wed Jan 08, 2020 6:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iran admits to accidentally shooting down Ukraine Flight 752
Replies: 2728
Views: 296780

Re: Reports of Ukrainian 737 Crash in Tehran,Iran

An uncontained engine failure after impact... Because that actually means anything. The evidence that Zeke cited, is very basic air accident investigation information. Something one would learn during their first week of training. As everyone here is going off half cocked with every conjecture unde...

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Wed Jan 08, 2020 5:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JFK Terminal 8 Renovation Thread (2020)
Replies: 204
Views: 23804

Re: JFK Terminal 8 Renovation Thread (2020)

I'm just really confused at why T4 is the way it is. The space between old T3 and T5 is just so huge there could have easily been another T8 style terminal. And the amount of wasted space on the apron means this could have been done with relatively minor disruptions. How long it would have taken ho...

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Tue Jan 07, 2020 5:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JFK Terminal 8 Renovation Thread (2020)
Replies: 204
Views: 23804

Re: JFK Terminal 8 Renovation Thread (2020)

T8 should be completed as originally designed.

AA/BA/etc swap with DL/etc T4.

Based on their type of operations, AA/BA/etc would be a better fit for T4.

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Sun Jan 05, 2020 11:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest May Be Considering Basic Economy
Replies: 99
Views: 13019

Re: Southwest May Be Considering Basic Economy

Southwest needs to figure out what it wants to be. Right now it’s a mess, living off the cherished legacy of its past and founder. They have experienced a lot of growth over the last 20 years but are wallowing with where to take it now.

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Sat Jan 04, 2020 6:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta buying 20% of LATAM
Replies: 867
Views: 126678

Re: Predictions of new routes in the Delta-LATAM alliance

I wonder if Delta has plans for increasing the capacity of the MIA Sky Club. The last few times I was there it was packed.

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Sat Jan 04, 2020 6:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta buying 20% of LATAM
Replies: 867
Views: 126678

Re: Predictions of new routes in the Delta-LATAM alliance

Since the Delta/LATAM partnership makes MIA much more strategically important in the DL network, I wouldn't be surprised if they resume LAX/SLC-MIA and start SEA-MIA, all once daily to facilitate SA connections. MIA-SEA seems probable. It’s a long flight. DL would probably put a 739 or 321 on it. I...

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Fri Jan 03, 2020 3:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: why 2L boarding door on DL 75's?
Replies: 44
Views: 7599

Re: why 2L boarding door on DL 75's?

I’ve always been curious why so few 767’s do not have 2L/R forward of the wings while it was standard on the 757.

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Mon Dec 30, 2019 1:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA sues DL over the use of the term “Flagship”
Replies: 322
Views: 34583

Re: AA sues DL over the use of the term “Flagship”

This is an interesting review. https://www.usatoday.com/story/travel/flights/todayinthesky/2018/04/30/trip-report-reviewing-delta-one-suite-sliding-privacy-doors/526943002/ While Delta’s self-titled “flagship” doesn’t feel much like a flagship, it’s sure a lot better than the tired Boeing 767. :lol:

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Mon Dec 30, 2019 12:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA sues DL over the use of the term “Flagship”
Replies: 322
Views: 34583

Re: AA sues DL over the use of the term “Flagship”

Didn’t American Express have a similar trademark lawsuit with banks issuing Platinum cards?

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Sat Dec 28, 2019 7:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Where does most of the high end/business traffic out of MIA/FLL come from?
Replies: 54
Views: 7748

Re: Where does most of the high end/business traffic out of MIA/FLL come from?

What disgustingly ignorant comments on this page, I know plenty of Miamians who would love independence from the rest of the US for the very idiocy displayed in this chat. There will definitely be some breakaway states in the next few years. So Florida will break from the rest of Florida and then w...

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Fri Dec 27, 2019 8:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JFK T4A Expansion
Replies: 114
Views: 21531

Re: JFK T4A Expansion

In the Q&A of the recent Delta investors day conference it was brought up. Ed mentions that the build out (Term 4) will be complete and Term 2 will close. But no date given. It seems they should start soon if the entire rebuild of T1 is supposed to be complete by 2025 - which can only happen if...

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Thu Dec 26, 2019 5:06 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: When is too much wing flex bad?
Replies: 33
Views: 6859

Re: When is too much wing flex bad?

Flex is not desirable, the end-result it is a trade-off between all different parameters. Flex is certainly desirable. It's the airplane equivalent of shock absorbers and not only that, but flex is necessary to keep the wings from breaking. But like all things, there is such a thing as "not en...

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Tue Dec 24, 2019 7:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LOT to get more A320s, 20% fleet is not flying
Replies: 48
Views: 14546

Re: LOT to get more A320s, 20% fleet is not flying

Will LOT ever buy another Boeing aircraft?

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Mon Dec 23, 2019 6:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA sues DL over the use of the term “Flagship”
Replies: 322
Views: 34583

Re: AA sues DL over the use of the term “Flagship”

On LAX-SYD Delta is using a tag of NEW INTERIOR at flight selection during booking to denote a refurbished 777 is assigned to the route. From a sales perspective this makes sense. While denoting FLAGSHIP and NEW INTERIOR may seem to be offering customer friendly information, I’m sure Delta is trying...

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Mon Dec 23, 2019 8:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aeromexico could fly Guadalajara to Paris
Replies: 83
Views: 12669

Re: Aeromexico could fly Guadalajara to Paris

Those would be -9s, correct? I would love to see AM return to PVG and maybe switch another one of its daily flights to JFK from 738 to Dreamliner. Correct. Flying to PVG is like shooting in your foot now. Economy is going to the drain, just like HKG. If AM ever goes back to China, it definitely has...

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Sun Dec 22, 2019 11:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA sues DL over the use of the term “Flagship”
Replies: 322
Views: 34583

Re: AA sues DL over the use of the term “Flagship”

Its not that AA could; AA -already- has. DL now comes in and markets a competing service as "flagship". Same industry; direct competitors; similar products. Again, anyone saying that this is a "weak" case has no idea what they're talking about. https://i.ibb.co/2Z85VZJ/Capture11...

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Sun Dec 22, 2019 4:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UPDATED: Delta announces JFK-BOM
Replies: 1074
Views: 164624

Re: UPDATED: Delta announces JFK-BOM

CaliguyNYC wrote:
The India side will need word of mouth and travel agents to spread good things about the DL planes (people still remember those nasty old planes they flew to BOM before).


Which “nasty old planes” did Delta previously fly to BOM?

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Tue Dec 17, 2019 5:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q4 2019, Production suspended
Replies: 5670
Views: 745928

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q4 2019, Production suspended

Which means that even if the MAX is somehow recertified this will only last until the next (unfortunately inevitable) crash when it will be grounded again . The program is on borrowed time and the best thing that Boeing can do it announce a NSA program and attempt to switch the orders as they will ...

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Mon Dec 16, 2019 11:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SEA to allow non-travelers airside again
Replies: 51
Views: 8622

Re: SEA to allow non-travelers airside again

Regardless of whether SEA is capable of handling this or not, why are they doing this? What is the need?

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Sat Dec 14, 2019 6:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA plans to schedule A350 to USA in 2020
Replies: 75
Views: 15896

Re: BA plans to schedule A350 to USA in 2020

This is devastating news to Washington where the BA 747's have been flying for nearly 50 years. Not happy about this and it is a degradation in service to boring smaller twin aircraft with no dome. Boring. Guess I will fly Lufthansa now. What’s really cute is that you think someone cares that you f...

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Sat Dec 14, 2019 6:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA plans to schedule A350 to USA in 2020
Replies: 75
Views: 15896

Re: BA plans to schedule A350 to USA in 2020

What aircraft will/is BA use to replace the 744 on LHR-JFK?

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Fri Dec 13, 2019 6:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta pilots file objection to expanded JVs
Replies: 180
Views: 32341

Re: Delta pilots file objection to expanded JVs

aemoreira1981 wrote:
(Also, if DL has an A21N subfleet with Delta One, they could fill in the gap on JFK-MAN as well, as with the collapse of MT, that route is now only a one-carrier route.)


What is A21N? A321 NEO?

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Thu Dec 12, 2019 5:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q4 2019, Production suspended
Replies: 5670
Views: 745928

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q4 2019

I think the MCAS-off behavior might be a sticking point. From what we've heard about MCAS 2.0 it should do a good job in preventing false positives, but at the same time the likelihood of a false negative has increased. Since you should be prepared to lose an AoA vane at any time, that means the MC...

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Tue Dec 10, 2019 10:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Announces AUS-BOS/SJC/SJD, One-Off BOS-SDF/OMA/AGS + More
Replies: 61
Views: 12187

Re: AA Announces AUS-BOS/SJC/SJD, One-Off BOS-SDF/OMA/AGS + More

AMALH747430 wrote:
The AUS-SJC "need bird"...


Nerd bird.

Although with the proliferation of tech workers in the economy, the moniker is a bit outdated.

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Tue Dec 10, 2019 8:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Senior FA sues DL for wrongful termination
Replies: 172
Views: 23303

Re: Senior FA sues DL for wrongful termination

You clearly don’t get it. As long as she passes recurrent she is qualified. Delta could ask her at anytime to redo her training if there were complaints about her work. You don’t work with her nor what has transpired. Oh what a load of BS. What exactly is "recurrent" training consist of. ...

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Mon Dec 09, 2019 8:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing NMA in doubt as customers push for all new 737MAX and 757 replacement
Replies: 1049
Views: 152803

Re: Boeing NMA in doubt as customers push for all new 737MAX and 757 replacement

The 321LR/XLR is a compromise aircraft. We shouldn’t forget that. It’s not close to optimized for the long-haul routes it will be doing. Same old wing. Strengthened landing gear but still single bogey. Cabin using bleed air . That leaves room for Boeing to offer a vastly better TATL narrowbody airc...

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Mon Dec 09, 2019 8:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing NMA in doubt as customers push for all new 737MAX and 757 replacement
Replies: 1049
Views: 152803

Re: Boeing NMA in doubt as customers push for all new 737MAX and 757 replacement

Another thing to consider is that if Boeing does the NMA now and the FSA later (say 2030+ EIS)... I have serious doubts that Boeing will ever build single aisle aircraft again if they push the FSA to 2030+. By then there will be so many competitors that the profit margin might not be there. Based o...

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Sun Dec 08, 2019 9:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing NMA in doubt as customers push for all new 737MAX and 757 replacement
Replies: 1049
Views: 152803

Re: Boeing NMA in doubt as customers push for all new 737MAX and 757 replacement

The 757 was supposed to be the clean sheet replacement for the 727. The 727-100 seated around 125 passengers, in the denser configurations common post-deregulation. ( When AA introduced the 727-100, it was 22F and 66Y, for a total of 88 seats. ) The 727-200 seated around 150 passengers. But, Easter...

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Sun Dec 08, 2019 9:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing NMA in doubt as customers push for all new 737MAX and 757 replacement
Replies: 1049
Views: 152803

Re: Boeing NMA in doubt as customers push for all new 737MAX and 757 replacement

The 757 & 767 were developed alongside each other, shame Boeing didn't do this with the 787 and 7E7. Boeing couldn't develop the 787 & 7E7 alongside each other since the 787 was originally known as the 7E7... Yep! The 7E7 of 2002 was looks like a 767 fuselage and doors with racked wingtip o...

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Sat Dec 07, 2019 9:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Senior FA sues DL for wrongful termination
Replies: 172
Views: 23303

Re: Senior FA sues DL for wrongful termination

Top pay is $354/ hour, so closer to $350,000 plus 14% profit sharing plus 16% company401 k plus matching of pilot 401k contributions. Pay plus the company 401k puts pay over $410,000 withou5 overtime green slips. Outliers, but they had $900,000 A350 captains last year. Nr. 1 F/A makes $250,000; ver...

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Sat Dec 07, 2019 6:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Senior FA sues DL for wrongful termination
Replies: 172
Views: 23303

Re: Senior FA sues DL for wrongful termination

As far as outliers go .... It’s a funny business. With the MAX grounding and double and triple time, we have A320 Captains making $45,000 a month and still not working more than 16 days a month! ;) They should get it while they can and invest it. It’s amazing how many people spend overtime and bonu...

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Sat Dec 07, 2019 5:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Senior FA sues DL for wrongful termination
Replies: 172
Views: 23303

Re: Senior FA sues DL for wrongful termination

Top pay is $354/ hour, so closer to $350,000 plus 14% profit sharing plus 16% company401 k plus matching of pilot 401k contributions. Pay plus the company 401k puts pay over $410,000 withou5 overtime green slips. Outliers, but they had $900,000 A350 captains last year. Nr. 1 F/A makes $250,000; ver...

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Thu Dec 05, 2019 5:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United CEO Munoz stepping down; Kirby appointed
Replies: 91
Views: 19797

Re: Oscar Munoz stepping down

3. a. When he started as CEO, he had come from the board and stated that he hadn't realized how bad things had got at UA. That was a red flag. As a board member, I wouldn't have expected him to be knowledgeable about the day to day specifics of the company but was shocked that he wouldn't have had ...

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Wed Dec 04, 2019 5:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Street Rumor: Delta - JetBlue Merger
Replies: 39
Views: 7158

Re: Street Rumor: Delta - JetBlue Merger

Sweet then United can buy Alaska and we can get our Seattle hub back! No. AS is going to be hooking up with B6 and HA in a strategic three way. The combined Asia/Pacific, West Coast and East Coast networks along with B6’s European expansion plans will create a formidable player and put an end to al...

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Wed Dec 04, 2019 5:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Street Rumor: Delta - JetBlue Merger
Replies: 39
Views: 7158

Re: Street Rumor: Delta - JetBlue Merger

It’s not clear why DL cancelled. However, I was talking to a Baggage Claim rep this morning and she said jetBlue backed out because they are looking into a three way: B6, AS and HA. This must be the case, then. However, you should confirm it with at least four FAs, and, if possible, a Pilot. If not...

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Wed Dec 04, 2019 5:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Street Rumor: Delta - JetBlue Merger
Replies: 39
Views: 7158

Re: Street Rumor: Delta - JetBlue Merger

And why no Delta JFK T4 expansion plans as of yet? That’s an interesting question. T4A still has not been extended. You would think something would have been said given LA needing to vacate T8 and the rebuild of T1 and T2 into a new T1. However, the latest master plan didn’t include plans for T4A. ...

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Wed Dec 04, 2019 5:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Street Rumor: Delta - JetBlue Merger
Replies: 39
Views: 7158

Re: Street Rumor: Delta - JetBlue Merger

Based on both backing out of the same conference? Weak. Given what would need to be true to make a B6/DL merger fly, there is not enough value in it for DL. It’s not clear why DL cancelled. However, I was talking to a Baggage Claim rep this morning and she said jetBlue backed out because they are lo...

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Wed Dec 04, 2019 4:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas operates its last commercial 747 service to the US
Replies: 33
Views: 9549

Re: Qantas operates last commercial 747 service to the US

Thanks for posting this thread and the pics! So sad to see this classy and storied aircraft going away. The 747 has a big, awesome chapter in aviation history. The nose, followed by the upper deck are my favorite seating sections across all aircraft types. Eventually we will never have that experien...

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