Friends flying the west coast for business noticed the decline in Alaska (versus Delta) two years ago. Seriously so. Seattle papers have covered aviation accurately and presciently for years. Keep in mind that top notch reporters develop and cultivate deep sources. They never get quoted, never get ...Jump to post
DarthLobster wrote:Nice little smear campaign, with a few flattering statements towards the competition. Can't imagine who paid to run this article...
He has what the French call "le sens de la formule" or "sense of expressions", he knows how to coin cute ones. He's a professional salesman and very good at his calling, quoi! In another era he would be winning Best Salesman awards in smoky banquet rooms and hotel ballrooms whil...Jump to post
as a genius, he sees farther than most. He pulled the A380 bunny to all major airlines & most bought it. I deem the A380 idea was globally correct at launch time. Once more into the genius creep. And globally incorrect at crunch time...that makes him what, still a genius? A man who's lived and ...Jump to post
Was it all based on ineffective/inaccurate weather forecasts or something else? It strains credulity to think that an international airline, whose daily operational performance relies on the most advanced weather forecasting, could have so "misjudged" a storm of this characteristic size a...Jump to post
As a financial guy I would seriously question the decision chain and the financial ramifications of various go-no go decisions but that is a question for each airline to deal with. There have been several posts asking the same question. Why did some of the world's leading airlines continue operatin...Jump to post
mercure1 wrote:...not sinking resources into a morbid program for sake of ego or prestige.
Good to know Europeans stays true to form. Even in aviation, they all chase the title but at the end, the German always wins.Jump to post
From a purely aesthetic point of view, looks A Stretch Too Far.Jump to post
Listen, I am really tired of repeating myself & talking to people who really have no idea how negociations & strategic industrial decisions are made. My earlier posts were pretty analytical & a few unobtuse members understood them - even extolled them, so I invite you to reread them car...Jump to post
This somehow has become personal. There is a great deal of both Euro business and cultural pride on the line with these negotiations. The A380 program has been THE guidon for the integrated Union and the leading industrial symbol of it's projected status. The sheer thought that it could fade away i...Jump to post
parapente wrote:Whatever game theory Emirates was using it was the wrong one!Sad.
I really don't understand the obsession that some people have with over-analysing the A380 program launch decision, the amounts of money spent on its development, the development troubles, and whether or not the program will ever make a profit. The decision was made, and the money spent, over 10 ye...Jump to post
But what really hits cash flow is that every model in the Airbus line-up has had issues in ramp-up/delivery. Most especially of course the A320NEO. But the A350 too has had serious issues, and the A330NEO has been delayed 9 months or so. There isn't a programme where Airbus haven't had expensive ai...Jump to post
When negotiating, it is best to remember that to make a deal, it has to benefit both sides. It takes two to tango. I think it likely that the offender in this case is the top national leader in that state. Insulting your partner in public can only be done once. I would now be questioning if Emirate...Jump to post
DWC wrote:Yes, EPIRATES are playing a dangerous game, an impression I got from STC's statement yesterday, so very undiplomatic.
enilria wrote:Boeing and Delta are at war.
LuvMoreMCI wrote:Southwest donations help support passage.
The A380 will never fade away as long as Airbus is willing to limp along at 6-8 frames per year and operate at a loss. Every A380 being built will be negative cash for Airbus. If that is something to cheer about than by all means open up the champagne. On Euro symbolism alone, the industrialists an...Jump to post
Airbus knew what their intention was when investing in the CSeries...They are not worried about 319 sales anymore. You don't build an airplane, actively seek orders and then "not worry" about selling it when industry circumstances change. Even more so when those circumstances are of your ...Jump to post
"We need to decide for what the next generation domestic narrowbody aircraft will be for Delta," "It will be a significant order," "I think it's one of the biggest RFPs going on in the industry." "Boeing has every opportunity to win this," https://twitter.com...Jump to post
SomebodyInTLS wrote:When Boeing has any kind of assembly or production in Europe, you can get back to us...
And if I can remind you, Airbus Group is every bit as much as US entity as Boeing is. Which begs the question, is Boeing Group every bit as much a European entity as Airbus? If not, why? For clarity, that is not what I said. It's not only Boeing that can't put the genie back in the bottle..... ;)Jump to post
astuteman wrote:And if I can remind you, Airbus Group is every bit as much as US entity as Boeing is.
It's interesting that a couple of posters who have been very verbose on this thread haven't posted a reaction yet.......crickets. Karma much? I'm half expecting them to say that the proposed transaction between Airbus and Bombardier isn't legal, or that Boeing planned this all along, or that the st...Jump to post
jumbojet wrote:did anyone read the CNN Money article that was posted above?
Not so sure Boeing wanted to pick a flight with Bombardier.
Your boldness in perpetrating falsehoods never ceases to amaze us. You conveniently launch a personal attack but fail to respond to the crux of my assertion. Somehow that failed, misdirectional tactic doesn't surprise us. WHO indeed has the "best meteorological team?" You are correct in c...Jump to post
I am not claiming it... Whatever terminological inexactitude you say. Somebody has to have the "best basketball team"...if it isn't the Golden State Warriors, can you tell us WHO does? I am claiming that the GSW are the best basketball team. Just as you made the claim that Delta has the &...Jump to post
But somebody has to have the "best meteorological team"...if it isn't Delta, can you tell us who does? Who will be the final arbiter in proclaiming what is at best a subjective choice and at worse an arrogant one? Are there any other BESTS that you wish to claim for your airline? Beware t...Jump to post
You have missed the point, you may know of some craft beers that you like, but outside the fishbowl of the USA they are unknown, and wound definably be unknown in Hong Kong. I believe you have missed the point. The prevailing trends in Hong Kong beer drinking do not set the standards for excellence...Jump to post
Luke1970 wrote:I commend you for your theoretical knowledge but I don't think LIMES and design/construction of the procedural entry onto ILS are relevant.
Let's hope that the pilot unions and the airlines can come to some sort of agreement such that some of the more die-hard anti-company pilots don't intentionally take action to interfere with the operation during those periods. A curious modifier, "anti-company", to describe professional p...Jump to post
I would love to know what the real story is, whether it is engines (PW) or airframe (BBD) that are unable to ramp up production adequately. Unfortunately, the aviation press seems to think that they are the marketing arm of the various producers, instead of merely reporting what is going on (or wha...Jump to post
They are an expensive and valuable lesson for these airlines... Expensive yes, but what makes the "lesson" valuable? What is it that some of the world's leading airlines should be learning from a bunch of Crackpot thugs? How to steal someone's money? You can always tell a Revolutionary fr...Jump to post
Is this the first time a U.S. carrier uses a screen bigger than 9" in Economy? Seems like it. For the American consumer, you can never have a big enough TV screen. The greatest public health menace of the 20th century just got bigger. If Philo Farnsworth could see the brain-addled masses now.Jump to post
SuseJ772 wrote:Anyone know where the video of the landing shot? I didn't think there were any places in ATL that were that close to the Threshold for that kind of shot.
anshabhi wrote:how were these faulty engines certified by both FAA & EASA?
musapapaya wrote:Those 5 (D-AINA - D-AINE) A320NEO with Lufthansa seems to be happily flying!
PlanesNTrains wrote:N212R wrote:PlanesNTrains wrote:
Oh buh-rother. Him being a jackass doesn't mean she was a bad mother.
I am surprised this thread is still open. It should have been locked as soon as the non-rev info leaked The flying public doesn't have the right to discuss information concerning the day to day operations of those businesses to which they entrust their money and ultimately their lives? What you pro...Jump to post
PlanesNTrains wrote:Seriously, though, what kind of kid this must be. His poor mother.