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by Sancho99504
Sun Jun 03, 2018 6:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dog found dead after cross-country DL flight
Replies: 84
Views: 7448

Re: It Appears That DL Kills Dogs, Too,

Just because you used some info from the article doesn’t mean you read the whole thing. DL killing the dog doesn’t implicate that it purposefully killed them. Drunk drivers don’t purposefully set out to crash their cars into other cars and kill passengers, but they’re still liable and responsible f...

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by Sancho99504
Sun Jun 03, 2018 2:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dog found dead after cross-country DL flight
Replies: 84
Views: 7448

Re: It Appears That DL Kills Dogs, Too,

Did you even read the article? This had nothing to do with the dog not being able to cope with being in the hold, and everything to do with the heat that day. “There was a stop in Detroit at approximately 6 o’clock in the morning," said Dellegrazie’s attorney, Evan Oshan. "Alejandro was c...

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by Sancho99504
Sun Jun 03, 2018 2:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dog found dead after cross-country DL flight
Replies: 84
Views: 7448

Re: It Appears That DL Kills Dogs, Too,

Your thread title is misleading, sensationalist and without merit. Most of us who have worked or still work in this industry have pets. 99.9% of us would never do anything to harm someone else's animal. Some pets just cannot cope with being in the hold. Over 500,000 pets traveled and 24 died? Reall...

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by Sancho99504
Sun Jun 03, 2018 2:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dog found dead after cross-country DL flight
Replies: 84
Views: 7448

Re: It Appears That DL Kills Dogs, Too,

Your thread title is misleading, sensationalist and without merit. Most of us who have worked or still work in this industry have pets. 99.9% of us would never do anything to harm someone else's animal. Some pets just cannot cope with being in the hold. Over 500,000 pets traveled and 24 died? Reall...

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by Sancho99504
Sat Jun 02, 2018 9:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dog found dead after cross-country DL flight
Replies: 84
Views: 7448

Re: It Appears That DL Kills Dogs, Too,

Your thread title is misleading, sensationalist and without merit. Most of us who have worked or still work in this industry have pets. 99.9% of us would never do anything to harm someone else's animal. Some pets just cannot cope with being in the hold. Over 500,000 pets traveled and 24 died? Really...

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by Sancho99504
Sat May 26, 2018 6:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spirit ending ORD - SEA route?
Replies: 10
Views: 2134

Re: Spirit ending ORD - SEA route?

I thought that was seasonal along with SEA-IAH?

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by Sancho99504
Sun May 06, 2018 9:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bloomberg article: Watch Out, Airlines. High Speed Rail Now Rivals Flying on Key Routes
Replies: 239
Views: 20168

Re: Bloomberg article: Watch Out, Airlines. High Speed Rail Now Rivals Flying on Key Routes

can't really call HSR a success when its mostly subsidized around the world.... Peoples obsession with backward outdated mediums of transport that is not self sufficient is hilarious.... The US is just fine without those trains.... You're kidding right? You know what else is subsidized? Every effin...

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by Sancho99504
Sun May 06, 2018 8:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bloomberg article: Watch Out, Airlines. High Speed Rail Now Rivals Flying on Key Routes
Replies: 239
Views: 20168

Re: Bloomberg article: Watch Out, Airlines. High Speed Rail Now Rivals Flying on Key Routes

[quote="9w748capt"][quote="Kashmon"]can't really call HSR a success when its mostly subsidized around the world.... Peoples obsession with backward outdated mediums of transport that is not self sufficient is hilarious.... The US is just fine without those trains....[/quote] You'...

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by Sancho99504
Sat May 05, 2018 10:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bloomberg article: Watch Out, Airlines. High Speed Rail Now Rivals Flying on Key Routes
Replies: 239
Views: 20168

Re: Watch Out, Airlines. High Speed Rail Now Rivals Flying on Key Routes

Kinda like the huge government subsidies that drivers get and that built the US aviation system? Regional HSR in the US makes a lot of sense, bloated construction costs need brought down though. HSR for 200-500mi large city to large city runs make a lot of sense. Drivers pay for road construction t...

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by Sancho99504
Fri May 04, 2018 2:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's up with Spirit Airlines?
Replies: 28
Views: 4319

Re: What's up with Spirit Airlines?

I honestly believe that NK has a lot of untapped potential. The "Big Front Seats" seem to be very popular, as do paying to reserve exit row seats or any others with additional legroom. I think with Bobby at the helm, you might see some changes to the Baldanza era. I paid $122 to fly SEA-DF...

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by Sancho99504
Tue Apr 10, 2018 12:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Decade since Delta's merger with Northwest
Replies: 231
Views: 19746

Re: Decade since Delta's merger with Northwest

Actually no he best bet would have been over Denver as Detroit lies no where in between TUL and SEA. United doesn't have its house in order and I haven't set foot on United since 2004. Better service, better product, more options to the places I fly from Tulsa keep me loyal to Delta. Delta isn't fo...

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by Sancho99504
Tue Apr 10, 2018 12:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Decade since Delta's merger with Northwest
Replies: 231
Views: 19746

Re: Decade since Delta's merger with Northwest

You're obviously not flying coach where fares have sky rocked on routes were I uses to pay $98 round trip now cost me $200 to $300 and I've got less leg room. My geography class taught me that ATL lies now where in between TUL and SEA time is money and Delta is wasting a lot of your time forcing yo...

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by Sancho99504
Tue Apr 10, 2018 12:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Decade since Delta's merger with Northwest
Replies: 231
Views: 19746

Re: Decade since Delta's merger with Northwest

Interesting. In 2008, I was paying upwards of $2k to fly from TUL-SEA every other week either thru ATL or DFW. Now I fly thru ATL for less than $1200 and up until recently, ATL-SEA has been a flatbed. That's round trip btw. You're obviously not flying coach where fares have sky rocked on routes wer...

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by Sancho99504
Mon Apr 09, 2018 10:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Decade since Delta's merger with Northwest
Replies: 231
Views: 19746

Re: Decade since Delta's merger with Northwest

Agree the consolidation was only good for the airlines and the huge metropolitan markets like LAX, NYC, ORD and the like not for the customer of for most of the countries second tier and lower market many of those airports lost service and where greeted with higher fares and little or no choice but...

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by Sancho99504
Mon Apr 09, 2018 10:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Decade since Delta's merger with Northwest
Replies: 231
Views: 19746

Re: Decade since Delta's merger with Northwest

Good article. It does show how necessary and inevitable consolidation was and how ultimately it hasn't hurt the consumers. A stable profitable industry benefits everyone. https://fm.cnbc.com/applications/cnbc.com/resources/editorialfiles/charts/2018/04/1522954249_capacity_share.png I have to disagr...

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by Sancho99504
Mon Apr 09, 2018 3:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines orders 47 additional 787's (22 788's and 25 789's), cancels A350 order
Replies: 565
Views: 76971

Re: American Airlines orders 47 additional 787's (22 788's and 25 789's), cancels A350 order

Boom! Looks like it finally happened. Good luck to AA on it's purchase of the 787-X's On the plus side for Airbus and it's customers, this speeds up some orders for other's awaiting the A350. However with all the deferments, this has already happened. With Trump in office and American trying to be ...

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by Sancho99504
Fri Mar 23, 2018 4:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: El Al Airlines posts deepening losses as market share shrinks
Replies: 47
Views: 6323

Re: El Al Airlines posts deepening losses as market share shrinks

Sure the LCC won't be as secure, but at least they won't go bankrupt. Until one predictably gets blown out of the sky. That's spending a dollar to save a penny. Security is a matter of the airport, not the airline, correct? What difference would it make whether a carrier at TLV was a legacy or LCC?...

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by Sancho99504
Tue Feb 06, 2018 8:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 1st A330-800 emerges from the paint shop
Replies: 145
Views: 34024

Re: 1st A330-800 emerges from the paint shop

Hawaiian is the only only airline scheduled to take A330-800.

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by Sancho99504
Tue Feb 06, 2018 7:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OKC Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 93
Views: 3601

Re: OKC Discussion Thread - 2018

I'm guessing UA just wasn't getting what it needed from the OKC-LAX run? Or had a better use for that CR7/175? Is there a chance they were cannibalizing themselves with the SFO flight in terms of having redundant connections at both LAX and SFO and the SFO flight eventually won out? Also, from the ...

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by Sancho99504
Tue Feb 06, 2018 12:18 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: [Speculation] What could AA do with a A321neoLR in the A321T 102 seat config?
Replies: 36
Views: 4101

Re: [Speculation] What could AA do with a A321neoLR in the A321T 102 seat config?

There may be a way that AA could make some smaller markets work with that kind of configuration aimed at the right clientele. They would have to change the Y+/Y configuration up a bit, maybe by eliminating Y+ and going 32-33" in economy. Think CLE/PIT/IND/BDL to LHR. The way the market is, it c...

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by Sancho99504
Sun Feb 04, 2018 4:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OKC Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 93
Views: 3601

Re: OKC Discussion Thread - 2018

I don't know if there is any demand for a second IAD flight? I use the morning UA IAD flight a lot, but an early afternoon flight that's slightly better timed for European connections. The morning flight (I'm usually on it 2-3 times a month, both connection and O&D) always seems pretty full. Ob...

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by Sancho99504
Sat Jan 27, 2018 8:00 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: American Airlines Announces an Aggressive New Way to Stop Passengers From Stealing Overhead Bin Space
Replies: 43
Views: 5773

Re: American Airlines Announces an Aggressive New Way to Stop Passengers From Stealing Overhead Bin Space

I was one of the last people to board my fly a couple of months ago due to being late coming from TUL due to weather only to find the bins above 9D in Delta one full of C+ bags only to have the FA tell me that my bag needed to be gate checked. DL already marks J/F/Y+ bins and people don't follow.

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by Sancho99504
Sat Jan 27, 2018 7:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Posts $425 Q4 Profit/ $3.1B FY17
Replies: 26
Views: 4038

Re: AA Posts $425 Q4 Profit/ $3.1B FY17

Why should they lower prices because oil drop? They owe that to whom? They should make as much money as they legally and ethically can make for their employees (profit sharing and compensation) and shareholders. Airlines are not a charity. You want to talk ethics? When a company says they're raisin...

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by Sancho99504
Tue Jan 16, 2018 5:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Fleet Updates - 2018
Replies: 764
Views: 131428

Re: AA Fleet Updates - 2018

Can anyone tell me anything about the US 757 fleet flying PHX-Hawaii? Such as Wi-Fi, streaming, power, etc? Other than 12F, are they bare bones like the GO 757s that used to ply the routes? AA website shows Wi-Fi and power, but I've learned in the past, the site is unreliable in that department. I'...

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by Sancho99504
Tue Jan 16, 2018 1:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Fleet Updates - 2018
Replies: 764
Views: 131428

Re: AA Fleet Updates - 2018

Can anyone tell me anything about the US 757 fleet flying PHX-Hawaii? Such as Wi-Fi, streaming, power, etc? Other than 12F, are they bare bones like the GO 757s that used to ply the routes? AA website shows Wi-Fi and power, but I've learned in the past, the site is unreliable in that department. I'm...

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by Sancho99504
Mon Jan 15, 2018 10:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American's Problem: Management is Out of Touch With Customers
Replies: 154
Views: 19661

Re: American's Problem: Management is Out of Touch With Customers

People will pay more for better product and service, otherwise every hotel chain would be like Rodeway Inn or Travelodge. There wouldn't be fully loaded cars outselling the same model with basic options, grocery outlet or Aldi would be the only grocery stores, etc. But I think that’s what airlines ...

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by Sancho99504
Mon Jan 15, 2018 8:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American's Problem: Management is Out of Touch With Customers
Replies: 154
Views: 19661

Re: American's Problem: Management is Out of Touch With Customers

I think all the people defending removal of seatback IFE in favor of BYOD as a great move and that passengers don't care, seem to gloss over the fact that these same carriers are putting the latest and greatest seatback IFE systems in their widebodies flying all over the world. If seatback IFE didn'...

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by Sancho99504
Mon Jan 15, 2018 8:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumour: SQ going with Opal J seat for regional A350-900 and 787-10
Replies: 11
Views: 3230

Re: Rumour: SQ going with Opal J seat for regional A350-900 and 787-10

The only issue I'd have with these is that even those seats which are right beside the window seem to have part of the seat structure obstructing the window itself. From the images in the link, I'd definitely avoid the window seats that are against the aisle as the structure obstruct the window vie...

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by Sancho99504
Sun Jan 07, 2018 12:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS using non-branded OO CRJ2s
Replies: 31
Views: 5608

Re: AS using non-branded OO CRJ2s

OO has been operating 2 AS branded CR7 for a while now. They use them up to 4 trips a day PDX-SEA, but also PDX-xxx. I just flew on one in December.

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by Sancho99504
Wed Dec 20, 2017 5:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What AA needs to do at ORD
Replies: 78
Views: 11137

Re: What AA needs to do at ORD

I could see AA bring back ORD-ANC, ORD-MEX, ORD-FRA, and possibly ORD-HNL. Maybe start ORD-HND (given constraints) and ORD-AMS, then make ORD-CDG and ORD-BCN year-round? Also upgauge some of the more major domestic routes (BOS, LGA, SFO, SEA) from 738 to A321? ORD-ANC may be doable with a MAX durin...

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by Sancho99504
Mon Dec 18, 2017 4:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Power outage in ATL
Replies: 401
Views: 46780

Re: Power outage in ATL

Georgia Power is saying that it wasn't a cut, but a fire in one it's underground power facility.

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by Sancho99504
Thu Dec 14, 2017 7:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta orders 100 P&W powered A321neo aircraft, plus 100 options
Replies: 377
Views: 86006

Re: Delta orders 100 P&W powered A321neo aircraft, plus 100 options

This is great news for passengers. While 30-31 inches in economy isn't great, having a wider seat and more shoulder makes the pitch bearable. I see many people who say the 757 had no market and that the 739ER and A321 can perform 95% of the 757 mission. It can do that from a passenger seat count per...

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by Sancho99504
Thu Dec 14, 2017 4:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta orders 100 P&W powered A321neo aircraft, plus 100 options
Replies: 377
Views: 86006

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

I don't think delta is done ordering narrowbodies just yet. As I said in another post a few months ago, maybe even this one, when Ed was in SEA, it sounded like we will be getting a split order for Max 8 and A321NEO. With everything that has happened since, it might not be a Max 8 in the cards anymo...

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by Sancho99504
Tue Dec 12, 2017 2:51 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Luggage Transfers
Replies: 11
Views: 1809

Re: Luggage Transfers

Crew chief gets a load sheet, the load sheet will tell you which bags to put where. At a hub, with a flight going from hub to spoke, usually all of the bags will be local bags, meaning for a DFW-SEA flight, the SEA bags are local bags. The load sheet will say something like: Bin 1: 35 Bin 2: 75 Bin ...

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by Sancho99504
Tue Dec 12, 2017 2:51 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Luggage Transfers
Replies: 11
Views: 1809

Re: Luggage Transfers

Generally, the lead will get a printout of what bags are where. Especially in a station where we have underline transfers. For example, you're flying SHV-DFW-SEA on AA with a connection on AS in SEA to EAT, the crew for the AA inbound will have been made aware that there are X amount of transfer bag...

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by Sancho99504
Mon Dec 11, 2017 3:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Does AA Restrict The Backwards/Forwards J 772s To JFK-LHR
Replies: 17
Views: 5115

Re: Does AA Restrict The Backwards/Forwards J 772s To JFK-LHR

I wish they would have continued with the forward/rearward J. I flew on 788 6 times last summer, with 4 segments facing rearward and felt it to be more private and a better out of the window viewing experience overall.

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by Sancho99504
Mon Dec 04, 2017 2:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How the Boeing jet no one wanted became the plane airlines scour the planet for
Replies: 68
Views: 25810

Re: How the Boeing jet no one wanted became the plane airlines scour the planet for

Boeing's sales machine did everything they could to cannibalize the MD-95 and MD-90 as they didn't want to lose much more profitable 737s.

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by Sancho99504
Mon Dec 04, 2017 12:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA 7M8 DFW-ANC
Replies: 52
Views: 11793

Re: AA 7M8 DFW-ANC

The stage length is only slightly shorter than ANC-TYO... Would this signal the opening of such a route? 3400 miles is right at the top of the MAX 8 range...a lot more challenging than 3000 miles. The MAX 7 however? Hmm.... If UA can operate the 738 on IAH-ANC @ 3,266 miles, ANC-TYO @ 3,434 miles s...

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by Sancho99504
Sun Dec 03, 2017 2:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus weighs response if Boeing launches new mid-market model
Replies: 1000
Views: 209721

Re: Airbus weighs response if Boeing launches new mid-market model

With Airbus owning a majority stake in the C-Series, they could spend a few bucks to get it to share a common type rating with the A32X family. This would give them the ability to green light the CS500, end the A320 and focus on the current A321NEO and the oft talked about A322. This would give Airb...

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by Sancho99504
Thu Nov 23, 2017 6:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BER News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 373
Views: 54809

Re: Report: New BER airport unlikely to open before 2021

This is bureaucratic bull if I ever saw. This is like highway construction in the US. There is a stretch of I-80/94 in Indiana that has been under construction for nearly 15 years now. It took 10 years just for them to stop building and tearing down the interchange with I-65. Las Vegas has built the...

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by Sancho99504
Thu Nov 23, 2017 5:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why so many cargo airlines at these airports?
Replies: 53
Views: 9403

Re: Why so many cargo airlines at these “pointless” airports?

Besides the ones OP mentioned, what are some other airports in North America that have low passenger demand and high cargo? Two of the biggest ones have to be MEM and SDF for Fed Ex and UPS respectively. SDF runs about 3.2m pax a year and 4.7bn lbs of cargo. MEM has about 4m pax and double the carg...

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by Sancho99504
Thu Nov 23, 2017 6:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA60 NRT-DFW diverts to SEA
Replies: 6
Views: 2664

Re: AA60 NRT-DFW diverts to SEA

AS 60 diverted to SEA this morning after experiencing an engine failure. Not sure of the ship #, but it's a 77E. I'm sure you mean AA60 here especially given the title :duck: N782AN is the ship that diverted. Looks like N781AN is taking over. Michael Yes, AA not AS. My phone did an update of the ke...

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by Sancho99504
Thu Nov 23, 2017 6:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA60 NRT-DFW diverts to SEA
Replies: 6
Views: 2664

Re: AA60 NRT-DFW diverts to SEA

Apparently it was a compressor stall.

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by Sancho99504
Thu Nov 23, 2017 3:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA60 NRT-DFW diverts to SEA
Replies: 6
Views: 2664

AA60 NRT-DFW diverts to SEA

AS 60 diverted to SEA this morning after experiencing an engine failure. Not sure of the ship #, but it's a 77E.

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by Sancho99504
Thu Nov 23, 2017 3:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spirit partners with Disney to improve customer service
Replies: 51
Views: 7649

Re: Spirit partners with Disney to improve customer service

I don't understand the hatred for Spirit. I'm a longtime worker for a major legacy carrier and I've booked a ticket on Spirit twice for myself and once for a friend. I feel their website is extremely honest and open about all their fees and business model. (they even say in bold print that we have ...

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by Sancho99504
Wed Nov 22, 2017 4:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spirit partners with Disney to improve customer service
Replies: 51
Views: 7649

Re: Spirit partners with Disney to improve customer service

Yeah nothing is going to change, like others have said Spirit makes its money off the crap that people hate. They realize people aren't smart enough to look closely at what they are booking, so when they find out how much extra gets tacked on, the passengers don't have much choice. It has opened th...

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by Sancho99504
Wed Nov 22, 2017 4:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: With the 747-8i all but dead, can the 747-8F gain significant orders as a result of earlier 747 freighters retiring?
Replies: 85
Views: 32334

Re: With the 747-8i all but dead, can the 747-8F gain significant orders as a result of earlier 747 freighters retiring?

I think you might see CV add a follow on order to get rid of the remaining 744ERFs as they get used and abused beyond what most freighters get. While y'all are right that most operators don't really use the nose door, Cargolux and Air Bridge use them like no tomorrow. So, they'll need something in t...

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by Sancho99504
Fri Nov 17, 2017 12:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Shuttle Question
Replies: 47
Views: 8249

Re: Delta Shuttle Question

Where would SW, and others go? With WN becoming stagnant at SEA, the small F9 operation, 4 gates that UA uses on A, they should be able to all fit in S as DL would be vacating it. B6 would also be at S, while AF, AM and VS would use A. There are also rumors that DL will be taking over ground handli...

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by Sancho99504
Thu Nov 16, 2017 9:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Shuttle Question
Replies: 47
Views: 8249

Re: Delta Shuttle Question

Somewhat unrelated but is anyone else frustrated with the changes to Delta's website? Using the new flight schedule page, it is impossible to ascertain equipment type without clicking individually on each listed flight. Is there a way around this (esp. for Mac users)??? I left them a website compla...

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by Sancho99504
Thu Nov 16, 2017 9:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Shuttle Question
Replies: 47
Views: 8249

Re: Delta Shuttle Question

Where would SW, and others go? With WN becoming stagnant at SEA, the small F9 operation, 4 gates that UA uses on A, they should be able to all fit in S as DL would be vacating it. B6 would also be at S, while AF, AM and VS would use A. There are also rumors that DL will be taking over ground handli...

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