The Qataris might not be feeling the French love d'antan.Jump to post
Given the small worldwide fleet, there isn't a lot of demand for big components like landing gears, and flight control surfaces. What a poor return for these lessors, they're going to make less than inflation. Explain that to the investors... Who would put a price on EU breast-beating and Airbus hu...Jump to post
You cannot compare the training environments in the US and elsewhere in the world - they are different, and thus by necessity the experience requirements before entering the profession are different. How is the training environment "different" in Australia vs the US? The pilots are traini...Jump to post
You'll have to do a lot of research but here is a starter course: "On a bleak winter evening, on February 12, 2009 at about 10:17 p.m., Continental Connection Flight 3407 (operated by Colgan Air, Inc.) crashed while on final approach into Buffalo, New York. The repercussions from this crash ha...Jump to post
No, First Officers in other countries start flying the line with nothing but a commercial pilots license at 250 hours (some at 190). First officers in the United States have to have an ATP (Airline Transport License) Which requires 1,500 hours. What "other" countries allow pilots to start...Jump to post
Is the "pilot shortage" issue affecting other countries to the same degree? If not, why not?Jump to post
juliuswong wrote:408 million Weibo users (That's China's version of Twitter). One market, 1.2 billion population, UA is largest player in US-China player. Good luck!
And this is trending BIG TIME in China. You don't want to piss off your customers in China but guess what, Oscar did. In defending his own companies policy, he most likely inadvertently caused a firestorm of epic proportions. Not surprisingly, the "trend-makers" working overtime and to wh...Jump to post
Just about every news outlet and the flying public are calling UA a disgrace, save for a few United fanboys. Here is one clip just posted by CNN, very respected news outlet. Oscar Muniz must go . http://money.cnn.com/2017/04/11/news/united-passenger-pr-disaster/index.html United Airlines shows how ...Jump to post
The DL weather related meltdown did make the news, but it's not BIG news because weather related meltdowns happen dozens of times a year. I recall DL, AA UA and WN all having at least one in the last year. When's the last time you saw an (innocent) passenger dragged off a plane parked at a gate? Th...Jump to post
By the way, UAL market cap is down $890,000,000 today. So maybe throwing an extra $1k of compensation to get that extra seat would have been a good idea. A perfect example of the very dangerous level we have allowed "crowd" hysteria and irrationality to overtake our popular and now financ...Jump to post
What's painfully apparent is that most airlines (notably, United) have not yet learned to adapt to the realities of social media. Just like the leggings incident, the speed at which social media can amplify or distort needs to be factored into new customer service training. You can quote rules til ...Jump to post
Your argument is not logical. It's not even an Airbus engine. The PW1100G manufacturer is Pratt & Whitney, a company located in the United States. The joke is on you. Thank you for your dedication to this website of which I am a long-time lurker...banal preface oblige You'll forgive me for wond...Jump to post
KarelXWB wrote:I'm not even sure what that means; P&W is located in the United States and not Toulouse.
KarelXWB wrote:None of these issues are related to design faults and can be resolved by introducing stronger materials. We're talking about manufacturing issues here, a "complete redesign" is out of the question.
Got it, so essentially it varies from deal to deal, but it is 100% defined in the original purchase agreements. Is there an industry standard that they lean one way or the other typically though? Thanks. The idea, as any good lawyer (or politician) will tell you, is to contractually insure to make ...Jump to post
It's interesting how a small market in, Canada, like YQT can fill a 738 once a week and YHZ twice a week, but it's a struggle from LAX and other U.S. cities. Papa Trudeau was a big Fidel booster back in the days of socialist radical chic. His current Prime Minister son was weaned on Cuban revolutio...Jump to post
Whatever one thinks about the behavior of the ABX pilots, by all accounts, when they aren't taking some kind of labor action or picketing the customer, they perform their work exceptionally-well. But they do a lot of things to make the customer leery of using ABX, so in that case it really will be ...Jump to post
When a doctor removes a kidney from the wrong patient or a dentist removes the wrong molar, do we excuse it away as a professional having a momentary brain fart? We explore the possibility of a practitioner who's professionalism could be called into question. Which is what should be done here.Jump to post
lavalampluva wrote:It seems to me like Amazon is slowly absorbing DHL into its network.
commavia wrote:Again - all of this has basically nothing to do with Delta.
Can I 2nd this? My thought was on the issue of "One China", and I bow to the fact that it is rather contentious at the moment. For that reason, I have exercised caution in what I said above (and even discussed HK as well). That said, it is a bit like walking through a mine-field, blindfol...Jump to post