NoUFO, The money I pay to the government is still <acronym title="Midwest Airlines (Egypt) and Aerotransportes Mas (Mexico)">MY</acronym> money. They did not earn it, the require me to pay it. The government does not earn that money, they take it. So what is my agenda? I didn't realize that I had on...Jump to post
sub·si·dy n. pl. sub·si·dies 1. Monetary assistance granted by a government to a person or group in support of an enterprise regarded as being in the public interest. 2. Financial assistance given by one person or government to another. 3. Money formerly granted to the British Crown by Parliament. T...Jump to post
"See pictures: <a href="http://www.flightattendants.org/photopost/showphoto.php/photo/4371/sort/1/cat/all/page/6" target=_blank>http://www.flightattendants.org/photopost/showphoto.php/photo/4371/sort/1/cat/all/page/6</a> Anyone heard anything about this incident?" Yeah that looks not so pretty, thou...Jump to post
I don't believe it's a technological marvel. It's a big plane. The end. It uses pretty much the same technology that is in the A320 / 330 / 340. I agree to some extent with what Boyd said. The entire rollout ceremony for what essentially is just a really big plane seems to be an ego thing for the EU...Jump to post
I believe that the billboard is meant to do a couple of things; get the idea that NWA is a good option, and show their premier product in hopes that if you are not flying WBC, you will want to in the future. I also agree that the "Now you're flying smart" slogan left a little to be desired. It's not...Jump to post
This kills me. I'm not anti-union, but I am anti-stupid union. Unions are a business. They collect their dues from their members and the people that run them reap the benefits. This insane act is to shut down all commercial flights in the US. Shall we reflect on the last time the entire US airline i...Jump to post
Is it just me or is this starting to look a lot like Eastern Airlines? I understand that the groups are not happy about the state of the industry, but this to me seems completely foolish on their part. If they do in fact strike, they would cripple the two airlines in the worst financial state. They ...Jump to post
Just did <acronym title="Detroit - Metropolitan Wayne County (DTW / KDTW), USA - Michigan">DTW</acronym>-<acronym title="Amsterdam - Schiphol (AMS / EHAM), Netherlands">AMS</acronym>-BOM-<acronym title="Amsterdam - Schiphol (AMS / EHAM), Netherlands">AMS</acronym> and <acronym title="Rome - Fiumicin...Jump to post
Just had this forwarded to me as a follow up to this story. AIR MARSHALS SAY PASSENGER OVERREACTED By ERIC LEONARD KFI NEWS LOS ANGELES | July 22, 2004 - Undercover federal air marshals on board a June 29 Northwest airlines flight from Detroit to <acronym title="Los Angeles - International (LAX / KL...Jump to post
My reasons for flying <acronym title="Northwest Airlines (USA)">NW</acronym> are they are the largest airline at my airport (<acronym title="Detroit - Metropolitan Wayne County (DTW / KDTW), USA - Michigan">DTW</acronym>). They offer the best <acronym title="Tower Air (USA)">FF</acronym> program I'v...Jump to post
Riiiiight. Planes get dirty folks. Perhaps the plane you were looking at is next in line for paint. Perhaps the plane you were looking at just has some exhaust on the back of the fuselage by the engines. Perhaps you just really, really don't like Northwest and you are grasping for anything to compla...Jump to post
Well I am not, nor have I ever been a flight attendant. BEGIN RANT I cannot speak to minimum rest because I get plenty from day to day, but I can see how being on a 5 day trip, with 4 to 5 legs a day and only having a few hours of sleep can be detrimental, especially when dealing with the "I pay you...Jump to post
from nwa.com Departs: <acronym title="Billings - Logan International (BIL / KBIL), USA - Montana">BIL</acronym> Arrives: <acronym title="Boise Air Terminal/Gowen Field (BOI), USA - Idaho">BOI</acronym> Gate: Gate: 16 Scheduled: Scheduled: 1:25PM Estimated: 1:38PM Estimated: 2:56PM Aircraft: A319 Wea...Jump to post
A quote from your post:
"George H.W. Bush will tell you the US liberated Kuwait from Iraq in Gulf War I. If that's the case, why is it that women still can't vote there?"
Because the US did not liberate Kuwaiti women. It liberated Kuwait from Iraq which invaded it.
AA because I cannot stand them in general. Horrible experience on them. Also because they have a hun in ORD. <acronym title="United Airlines (USA)">UA</acronym> because they have a hub in ORD and because I don't trust that they will be around long enough to use a ticket. Other than that, I really do...Jump to post
Milemaster; Keep in mind that in that photo you cannot see the entire seat back. The privacy shell partially blocks the view of the seat. I highly doubt that the WBC are uncomfortable. The only feelings of discomfort this aircraft is giving is to it's domestic competitors and those that constantly c...Jump to post
Ladevale: NWA did extensive research on the bed and found that a perfectly flat bed on an aircraft was not the most preferred. As for the appearance of the interior walls, you can hardly judge the appearance based on photos, especially those photos. Typically, <acronym title="Northwest Airlines (USA...Jump to post
The MWAA is currently rennovating the historic terminal. This will include ticket counters, gates and jetways for occupants of the current A terminal. Once everyone is moved in, the nasty old A thing will be demolished. I do not recall the timeline for completion. I've been flying in and out of <acr...Jump to post
Braniff II picked up the Pan Am order for 50 A320's with options for an additional 50. They also ordered 17 F100's.
I believe 3 or 4 320's made it into service before they shut down. F100's weren't even produced.
Why are people blowing this out of proportion? If you turned on the news anywhere in the US two days ago, top stories included how US Federal agencies failed to prevent 9/11 based on intelligence they had. A day later, the same Federal Agencies make is known that they have heard hints that another 9...Jump to post
So because <acronym title="Northwest Airlines (USA)">NW</acronym> is an well run airline, having made hubs where no one else has big operations, this makes them bad? I think that makes them smart. Do they make efforts to squash competition? Yes, that's business folks. Airlines aren't out there to gi...Jump to post
If memory serves me, these pilots were not just barnstorming, they were performing a fly-by at an air show. I saw a special on this, and I remember the experts talking about this. The aircraft's computers 'thought' the plane was landing, so when the pilots realized they were in trouble, they attempt...Jump to post
So they lost $155 million in May, but aren't "sliding further into an abyss?" Can you explain how 5 solid months of loss, regardless of the amount of the loss is not sliding further into the abyss? You said it right, the first month UAL makes a profit will be the first month they have turned around....Jump to post
UALPHLCS; That is fine, but UAL has lost over $7 million since January, which would leave them $1 billion based on your numbers. That of course does not include any DIP loans or government money. I understand that UAL owes nothing to the folks at A.net, however you must understand that to us, readin...Jump to post
Um, I might be wrong, but that $1.7 Billion you speak of is money loaned to United by other companies. So that means that without that money <acronym title="United Airlines (USA)">UA</acronym> has about $0. Initially they had $2.3 billion, that was as of 01/01/2003. That is about a $600 Million loss...Jump to post
HlywdCatft; I agree that they can easily take a cut in pay, however why should they sacrifice to save their company when the rest of the employees aren't willing? As far as poor decisions by management, well I would certainly say <acronym title="Northwest Airlines (USA)">NW</acronym> has been among ...Jump to post
I don't know. I don't want to make it sound like I'm on management's side, but why should they take a paycut if the rest of the employees won't? Management's salary is such a small percentage of the overall payroll, that even with their cut the savings would be minimal. Yeas I understand they make m...Jump to post
Unbelievable. I was expecting someone to say something like that. So if you are in a restaurant and get bad service is it understandable to hit a waiter? Bad service or not, it is not acceptable, or understandable to hit someone. Furthermore, you should NEVER touch someone at all. PERIOD. People nee...Jump to post
With this and the Qantas incident, it looks like the flying public has returned to its normal, rude and nasty habits. <a href="http://www.clickondetroit.com/det/news/stories/news-223360120030528-160508.html" target=_blank>http://www.clickondetroit.com/det/news/stories/news-223360120030528-160508.htm...Jump to post
Remember, <acronym title="Northwest Airlines (USA)">NW</acronym> does not market itself as a business class airline. They market themselves as what they are, a safe and efficient airline that will get you to where you want to go. <acronym title="Northwest Airlines (USA)">NW</acronym> doesn't promise...Jump to post
He added, "I just flew first class from Allentown to Minneapolis. There was no service. They came one time with a can of Coke and later with bags of pretzels." <acronym title="Northwest Airlines (USA)">NW</acronym> serves Pepsi. They still have drinks, just that he did not receive a pre-flight beve...Jump to post
Further detail of my post: sarcasm Sar"casm, n. [F. sarcasme, L. sarcasmus, Gr. sarkasmo`s, from sarka`zein to tear flesh like dogs, to bite the lips in rage, to speak bitterly, to sneer, fr. sa`rx, sa`rkos, flesh.] A keen, reproachful expression; a satirical remark uttered with some degree of scorn...Jump to post
Um, yeah so I guess the government should come in here and stop competition. It isn't fair that one business is trying to make money! HOW DARE THEY! I personally think this is less about Midwest and more about AirTran and United. Let's wait to see how this is marketed by Northwest. <acronym title="M...Jump to post
NWA is to reflect their global reach so as not to be associated with a specifc region. It also has a tie with their website. Unlike most other carriers who use their name as part of their web address, Northwest is simply nwa.com. Further the arrow does not point to the North East. It points forward ...Jump to post
FLY777UAL, As Iflewrepublic stated, FAA mandates 1 <acronym title="Safair (South Africa)">FA</acronym> per 50 pax. The standard 717 configuration from Boeing is 8 F and 98 Y seats, however <acronym title="Northwest Airlines (USA)">NW</acronym> currently operates the majority of its single aisle airc...Jump to post
Yes DC9's have maintenance costs, but to be honest I can't think of an airplane that doesn't. <acronym title="Northwest Airlines (USA)">NW</acronym> spent appx. $7 million per aircraft modernizing them in the late 1990's, so they are going to be around for a while. Another note, in addition to havin...Jump to post
It depends on the hotel. My boyfriend has gotten tons of points from hotels stays on layovers, however I believe the vast majority of them were in the US, which probably won't help you.
Still it's worth a shot. A lot of times, it's up to the front desk worker. Never hurts to ask!
AMS, <acronym title="London - Gatwick (LGW / EGKK), United Kingdom">LGW</acronym>, <acronym title="Frankfurt - Main (Rhein-Main AFB) (FRA / FRF / EDDF), Germany">FRA</acronym>, <acronym title="Paris - Charles de Gaulle (Roissy) (CDG / LFPG), France">CDG</acronym>, and seasonal <acronym title="Rome -...Jump to post
Interesting... That editorial states that the logo is a decal. I hadn't heard that before, but if it's true, that would make painting the new scheme incredibly simple. Spray the whole thing silver, then paint the tail red, apply the decal and you're ready to go!Jump to post
NWA, as well as all of the majors, is in a not too good position. That being said, <acronym title="Northwest Airlines (USA)">NW</acronym> has a lot of liquidity and at last report, (a few weeks ago I believe, don't have the source, sorry) $2.1 Billion cash on hand. If the current industry trends con...Jump to post
Northwest said in a special newsletter to employees a while back that everytime an airline renegotiates deals with a vendor, <acronym title="Northwest Airlines (USA)">NW</acronym> will demand the same deal. I'm sure they are already in negotiations. <acronym title="Northwest Airlines (USA)">NW</acro...Jump to post