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by SESGDL
Mon Oct 04, 2021 9:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Network Thread - 2021
Replies: 1662
Views: 236307

Re: DL International BOS Additions

The DoJ has no case, at this point. The argument is in favor of competition. Looking at the JFK, BOS, LGA map, there's plenty of it. The DOJ isn't going to frame this as 'enough competition.' It's going to frame it as 'There would be more competition without the NEA.' DL's adds are irrelevant to th...

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by SESGDL
Mon Oct 04, 2021 4:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: DOJ sues to block AA - B6 Northeast partnership
Replies: 925
Views: 150678

Re: Updated: DOJ sues to block AA - B6 Northeast partnership

Not sure what exactly is the point of your response is. All I was saying is that competition is being stimulated here, not diminished. No one was making a judgment call on Delta. There is a turf war going on in BOS between DL and AA/B6. No other reason why DL would add CLT/DFW service. Because DL c...

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by SESGDL
Sun Oct 03, 2021 7:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: DOJ sues to block AA - B6 Northeast partnership
Replies: 925
Views: 150678

Re: Updated: DOJ sues to block AA - B6 Northeast partnership

B6 offers BOS-TLV via its partnership with El Al. You conveniently left out the concurrent BOS-BWI/DEN/SAN route announcements which, too, compete with the NEA in addition to previously announced BOS-DFW/CLT. Again. DL has a beautiful underused terminal in BOS and years ago committed to growing the...

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by SESGDL
Sun Oct 03, 2021 4:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: DOJ sues to block AA - B6 Northeast partnership
Replies: 925
Views: 150678

Re: Updated: DOJ sues to block AA - B6 Northeast partnership

DL's just announced BOS-TLV and BOS-ATH routes clearly indicate the B6/AA Northeast Alliance is about generating more competition, not curbing it. The DoJ has no case and needs to drop it. AA nor B6 operate either of these routes. DL has focused on BOS for years now and these were the next logical ...

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by SESGDL
Sun Oct 03, 2021 3:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: DOJ sues to block AA - B6 Northeast partnership
Replies: 925
Views: 150678

Re: Updated: DOJ sues to block AA - B6 Northeast partnership

DL's just announced BOS-TLV and BOS-ATH routes clearly indicate the B6/AA Northeast Alliance is about generating more competition, not curbing it. The DoJ has no case and needs to drop it. AA nor B6 operate either of these routes. DL has focused on BOS for years now and these were the next logical ...

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by SESGDL
Fri Oct 01, 2021 9:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Network Thread - 2021
Replies: 3128
Views: 520782

Re: American Airlines Network Thread - 2021

Vasu Raja was interviewed this week by Ben Baldanza on Airline Confidential Some highlights. o COVID is an opportunity to reset the airline o AA biggest product strength is its organic network, and its biggest product weakness is its organic network o Airline is strong with huge customer draw in ma...

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by SESGDL
Fri Oct 01, 2021 9:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Network Thread - 2021
Replies: 3128
Views: 520782

Re: American Airlines Network Thread - 2021

Vasu Raja was interviewed this week by Ben Baldanza on Airline Confidential Some highlights. o COVID is an opportunity to reset the airline o AA biggest product strength is its organic network, and its biggest product weakness is its organic network o Airline is strong with huge customer draw in ma...

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by SESGDL
Thu Sep 30, 2021 8:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why hasn't AA or Delta taken a real swing at SJC?
Replies: 95
Views: 11300

Re: Why hasn't AA or Delta taken a real swing at SJC?

Yes, I like that scenario, too. And it's relevant to SJC as I'll describe below. And AA's LCC's have been transformational for many satellite airports. A few additional examples are that EWR was very sleepy before People Express, or OAK before Southwest. The LCCs' low fares and good frequency on ro...

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by SESGDL
Wed Sep 29, 2021 2:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Skywest Cuts Durango-SLC (DL), and Rochester, MN-Den(UA)
Replies: 3
Views: 1316

Re: Skywest Cuts Durango-SLC (DL), and Rochester, MN-Den(UA)

SkyWest citing not enough traffic to justify continuing them. Both are on SkyWest CRJ-200's. I think these were subsidized? Both are still served on the AA flag. "Delta and United each drop US cities in latest route-map adjustment" https://www.msn.com/en-us/travel/news/delta-and-united-ea...

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by SESGDL
Tue Sep 28, 2021 4:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: DOJ sues to block AA - B6 Northeast partnership
Replies: 925
Views: 150678

Re: Updated: DOJ sues to block AA - B6 Northeast partnership

It's the same thing as "we're not going to shut down any hubs" that somehow happens, every, single, time, but people continue to fall for it. Jeremy Which hub did AA/US close? Given the topic pertains to AA and the gist of your comment is whether airlines keep promises (legally to the DOT...

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by SESGDL
Tue Sep 28, 2021 3:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: DOJ sues to block AA - B6 Northeast partnership
Replies: 925
Views: 150678

Re: Updated: DOJ sues to block AA - B6 Northeast partnership

It’s also intellectually false to only look at nonstop markets. AA operates competing connecting hubs and the DOJ argues the NEA diminishes motivation to offer lower fares on itineraries connecting in PHL, CLT, etc. You might want to look a little more closely at the DOJ's argument about that: http...

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by SESGDL
Tue Sep 28, 2021 2:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why hasn't AA or Delta taken a real swing at SJC?
Replies: 95
Views: 11300

Re: Why hasn't AA or Delta taken a real swing at SJC?

AA tried it when they bought AirCal and inherited their SJC hub. Besides, why spend money building SJC again from scratch when it’s already a focus city for your newest oneworld partner, AS? Because believe it or not, airlines in your alliance are still your competitors unless there is a JV in plac...

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by SESGDL
Tue Sep 28, 2021 2:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why hasn't AA or Delta taken a real swing at SJC?
Replies: 95
Views: 11300

Re: Why hasn't AA or Delta taken a real swing at SJC?

Apart from catering to their own frequent flier bases, what competitive advantage would DL or AA have in building up an operation at SJC (AA especially now that they have such a strong alliance with AS who also has a significant presence in the Bay Area)? Neither could begin to remotely compete with...

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by SESGDL
Mon Sep 27, 2021 7:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Used Delta Aircraft Purchase A359/737-900ER
Replies: 989
Views: 291185

Re: Updated: Used Delta Aircraft Purchase A359/737-900ER

UA, in contrast, said even pre-covid it wanted more domestic lift. More widebodies (vs. YE 2019) at DL just means lower ROI. If anybody thinks UA has a great fleet mix, answer where all those widebodies are going to be used to earn 16% margins for the next two years. Hawaii isn't it. Moreover I'd b...

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by SESGDL
Fri Sep 24, 2021 10:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Used Delta Aircraft Purchase A359/737-900ER
Replies: 989
Views: 291185

Re: Updated: Used Delta Aircraft Purchase A359/737-900ER

Interesting on so many levels. I wonder what their projections are for international premium travel recovery? I thought it was going to take years to recover....? And then there is the fact that they are buying used widebodies. Although Richard bought some, I recall him saying in interviews that th...

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by SESGDL
Tue Sep 21, 2021 10:35 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brian Laundrie is missing
Replies: 160
Views: 10824

Re: Brian Laundrie is missing

Ehh, I'm fine if he ends himself. Honestly no one,here knows why he was a silent asshole (his parents and lawyer do I suspect). And equally honestly we don't know if she contributed to her own fate. Hopefully the autopsy will be able to provide some provable closure to this sad situation but I unfo...

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by SESGDL
Thu Sep 09, 2021 10:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Delta further delays PDX-ICN launch till March 2022
Replies: 167
Views: 36234

Re: Updated: Delta to launch PDX-ICN in November 2021

Actually, Delta’s pre-COVID footprint is larger than the hub in the 90’s. At its peak in the 90’s, there were about 24 daily flights, more than half of which left between 12 and 1:30p, no Europe service and limited frequency on some key business routes.Just before the lockdown, they were north of 3...

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by SESGDL
Wed Aug 25, 2021 12:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Network Thread - 2021
Replies: 1662
Views: 236307

Re: Delta Network Thread - 2021

....and another cut... Widebody Flying by Fleet Type at ATL Delta 47 A332 5 LOS 1 MSP 1 PHX 1 SLC 2 A333 13 AMS 1 BOS 1 CDG 1 CUN 1 DTW 2 FCO 1 FRA 1 GRU 1 HNL 1 LHR 1 SLC 2 A359 4 AMS 1 CDG 1 HND 1 ICN 1 B763 10 ANC 1 BOG 1 JFK 1 LAS 1 LIM 1 MCO 2 MSP 1 SAN 1 SCL 1 B764 15 DEN 2 LAS 3 LAX 1 PDX 2 ...

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by SESGDL
Mon Aug 23, 2021 4:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Network Thread - 2021
Replies: 3128
Views: 520782

Re: American Airlines Network Thread - 2021

I don't think PHX is poised to see TPAC of any kind, and almost certainly not on AA metal. America West failed with its Japan service out of PHX for a number of reasons. It had virtually no POS in Asia, was an unknown there, flew the route with a 747, which was too big but the only plane available ...

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by SESGDL
Mon Aug 23, 2021 12:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Network Thread - 2021
Replies: 3128
Views: 520782

Re: American Airlines Network Thread - 2021

I don't think PHX is poised to see TPAC of any kind, and almost certainly not on AA metal. America West failed with its Japan service out of PHX for a number of reasons. It had virtually no POS in Asia, was an unknown there, flew the route with a 747, which was too big but the only plane available ...

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by SESGDL
Mon Aug 23, 2021 12:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Network Thread - 2021
Replies: 3128
Views: 520782

Re: American Airlines Network Thread - 2021

AA will never fly PHX-TPE. As a PHX AA flyer I have to agree that PHX will not be the Asian gateway. Sadly I wish it would be true. Having said that I find the PHX LAX trip just fine for TPAC. AWA tried it years ago and it failed. I don't think PHX is poised to see TPAC of any kind, and almost cert...

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by SESGDL
Thu Aug 12, 2021 1:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Network Thread - 2021
Replies: 1662
Views: 236307

Re: Delta Network Thread - 2021

DL did fly JFK/ATL-BRU from my memory back in the days of the Atlantic Excellence alliance before Sabena imploded in 2001. I don't know about recent service. Plain + train is inferior to a flight into BRU itself, except for the cases where a North American n/s xxx-AMS exists where XXX-BRU does not ...

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by SESGDL
Wed Aug 11, 2021 3:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Crew Restrains 13 y/o To His Seat OGG-LAX
Replies: 117
Views: 14809

Re: AA Crew Duct Tapes 13 y/o To His Seat OGG-LAX

Good. Now, ban this fool from flying for 10-15 years, fine him a fortune. Never too early to learn. Really? This is a minor - clearly one with some serious behavioral challenges. And you can't fine a minor (what problem does it solve for his parents to have to pay for this - I'm sure this isn't the...

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by SESGDL
Wed Aug 11, 2021 1:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jetblue Network Thread - 2021
Replies: 2532
Views: 446222

Re: JetBlue Officially Launching LHR/LGW

The inaugural flight is launching tonight. https://twitter.com/SeanM1997/status/1425365128711712768 Not really sure where this source came from. Apparently they are not only launching BOS-LON next year, but also looking to increase NYC-LON to 5x. I'd imagine they need 1 or 2 more A321LR deliveries ...

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by SESGDL
Tue Aug 10, 2021 1:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US Airline Booking Trends during COVID-19
Replies: 2639
Views: 374758

Re: US Airline Booking Trends during COVID-19

I’ve never been convinced this fall is gonna be good for airlines. With school going back and business travel still depressed who is gonna be flying? October is already the slowest month of the year normally Not sure where this originated, but October is not the slowest month for air travel by any ...

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by SESGDL
Thu Jul 29, 2021 11:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Network Thread - 2021
Replies: 3128
Views: 520782

Re: American Airlines Network Thread - 2021

Simple, COVID-19 and common sense. Majority of the routes were suspended solely because of high COVID infection rates. Once it subsides, they are bound to come back. It’s not a hard concept to grasp. Thanks Captain Obvious. Thank goodness you've reminded us of that or we would never have known. Tha...

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by SESGDL
Tue Jul 20, 2021 2:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New livery for American Airlines?
Replies: 97
Views: 23682

Re: New livery for American Airlines?

I too absolutely hate it and was hoping AA was really getting a new livery. Sigh…

Jeremy

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by SESGDL
Wed Jul 07, 2021 12:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Used Delta Aircraft Purchase A359/737-900ER
Replies: 989
Views: 291185

Re: Rumor: Used Delta Aircraft Order

T773ER wrote:
It appears as it s a done deal. 7 former LATAM A350s and 29 ex Lion Air 737-900ERs.


Source?

Jeremy

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by SESGDL
Sat Jun 26, 2021 10:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Used Delta Aircraft Purchase A359/737-900ER
Replies: 989
Views: 291185

Re: Rumor: Used Delta Aircraft Order

f35 wrote:
Delta really could simplify their fleet and cover all the bases with the a220-500.

A220-100/300/500
A321-200/NEO/XLR
A330-900
A350-900


DL’s 739ER and A330-200/300 fleets aren’t going anywhere for a very long time.

Jeremy

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by SESGDL
Thu Jun 24, 2021 6:42 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Miami Condo Partially Collapsed
Replies: 185
Views: 17245

Re: Miami Condo Partially Collapsed

I stayed at the blue green hotel right next door and have many images of this building from quite recently. Kind of eerie…

Jeremy

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by SESGDL
Wed Jun 23, 2021 1:05 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Airbus Adventure ATL-LGA-DFW-BOS-ATL (Very Long)
Replies: 3
Views: 4122

Re: Airbus Adventure ATL-LGA-DFW-BOS-ATL (Very Long)

Always enjoy reading your reports. Keep them coming!

Jeremy

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by SESGDL
Tue Jun 22, 2021 5:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DFW Airport marks 40 years as an American Airlines hub
Replies: 57
Views: 8670

Re: DFW Airport marks 40 years as an American Airlines hub

DL started pulling resources from DFW to build up ATL. There's no way ATL would be the hub it is today, if DL were hubbing at DFW as well. Ultimately, it worked out for both airlines. DL's departure also opened the door for ULCC to gradually build up a healthy presence, so consumers came out ahead ...

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by SESGDL
Mon Jun 21, 2021 10:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kalitta Air New Livery
Replies: 79
Views: 14721

Re: Kalitta Air New Livery

PHLspecial wrote:
sunking737 wrote:
It could be worse... Bare metal vs white

I'm waiting for company to cheap out and do such thing.


I think that would look great! It wouldn’t work on most new planes though.

Jeremy

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by SESGDL
Mon Jun 21, 2021 5:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DFW Airport marks 40 years as an American Airlines hub
Replies: 57
Views: 8670

Re: DFW Airport marks 40 years as an American Airlines hub

I was not aware that DL tried to backfill with RJs at DFW. All the old pictures of Delta’s DFW operation seem to feature 727s and 1011s, well into the 90s. Were they running CRJs? No way they could compete with AA with that kind of offering. DL didn’t start doing this until after 9/11. That really ...

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by SESGDL
Thu Jun 17, 2021 4:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Used Delta Aircraft Purchase A359/737-900ER
Replies: 989
Views: 291185

Re: Rumor: Used Delta Aircraft Order

It seems Delta is happy with the 737-900ER, the fleet is just 5 yrs old on average. They took a lot in 2018-2019. They (TechOps) have a large CFM pool & capability & can overhaul / standardize the aircraft when they come in. A longer term investment considering Delta will be flying 737-900E...

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by SESGDL
Thu Jun 10, 2021 3:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AF 789 at MSP... new service or one-off?
Replies: 7
Views: 2016

Re: AF 789 at MSP... new service or one-off?

FSDan wrote:
I think the daily AF CDG-MSP flight was supposed to operate on the 789 in S20, but I don't think it got the chance to operate as such. It might have been on a 772 for a year or two after the 343s were pulled.


789s operated the 2019 schedule.

Jeremy

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by SESGDL
Thu Jun 10, 2021 3:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AF 789 at MSP... new service or one-off?
Replies: 7
Views: 2016

Re: AF 789 at MSP... new service or one-off?

According to this article, today marks the return of AF's service to MSP. https://www.bizjournals.com/twincities/news/2021/05/12/new-restored-destinations-coming-online-msp.html Flightaware says the next departure is on Friday. AF started serving MSP in 2013, with A343s. I forget if it was seasonal...

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by SESGDL
Sun Jun 06, 2021 11:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Network Thread - 2021
Replies: 1662
Views: 236307

Re: Delta Network Thread - 2021

When is the time to cede the title then? Apparently AA is doing a decent bit of connections through AUS now, is it time to give up? (I’d argue that they did a whole ago, but they still act like they’re an item of value in AUS) Who cares? I don’t get this obsession with the AUS focus city. Jeremy Lo...

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by SESGDL
Sun Jun 06, 2021 10:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Network Thread - 2021
Replies: 1662
Views: 236307

Re: Delta Network Thread - 2021

Who cares? I don’t get this obsession with the AUS focus city. Jeremy Lol! Delta was trumpeting from the hills about its focus cities. And now it wants everyone to forget about them? Sorry, but my attention span is longer than that. Anything else you said that you don't mean anymore??? DL was not &...

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by SESGDL
Sat Jun 05, 2021 1:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Attempted Cockpit Breach on DL386
Replies: 51
Views: 15711

Re: Attempted Cockpit Breach on DL386

910A wrote:
Another example why airlines should enforce the policy on no coach passengers coming up to first class section.


First class passengers couldn’t try to breach the cockpit? I’m confused...

Jeremy

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by SESGDL
Fri Jun 04, 2021 4:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Network Thread - 2021
Replies: 1662
Views: 236307

Re: Delta Network Thread - 2021

It’s hardly a focus city when they just beefed up flights to their hubs a bit. When is the time to cede the title then? Apparently AA is doing a decent bit of connections through AUS now, is it time to give up? (I’d argue that they did a whole ago, but they still act like they’re an item of value i...

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by SESGDL
Tue Jun 01, 2021 8:09 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Anonymous letter of Delta employee to a CEO.
Replies: 148
Views: 10328

Re: Anonymous letter of Delta employee to a CEO.

You usually know you have a point when people start commenting on your looks, or your language....or your spelling typos and not the actual subject of your complaint / argument. On the subject of the letter itself, the writer sounds like a nutjob. CEOs/corporations have been publicly expressing pol...

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by SESGDL
Sun May 30, 2021 4:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Fleet Thread - 2021
Replies: 680
Views: 89970

Re: American Airlines Fleet Thread - 2021

I simply don't understand what exactly some liked when it comes to the 737 cabin before the retrofit. Some of them had those nasty tiny old bins that could barely fit any bags, the power ports were hidden under the seats and were very hard to reach, most passengers didn't even know there was a powe...

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by SESGDL
Sat May 29, 2021 5:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Fleet Thread - 2021
Replies: 680
Views: 89970

Re: American Airlines Fleet Thread - 2021

Only ONE 737 left for retrofit! Depressing. I simply don't understand what exactly some liked when it comes to the 737 cabin before the retrofit. Some of them had those nasty tiny old bins that could barely fit any bags, the power ports were hidden under the seats and were very hard to reach, most ...

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by SESGDL
Sat May 15, 2021 4:38 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Delta to require new employees be vaccinated..
Replies: 130
Views: 9499

Re: Delta to require new employees be vaccinated..

Or what? Get another job! This is not a personal benefit, for any customer facing employee this should be mandatory! All those customers they face who want to be protected against covid can get their own vaccine and wear a mask or two if they want additional protection. Medical/health decisions mad...

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by SESGDL
Fri May 07, 2021 12:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Network Thread - 2021
Replies: 1662
Views: 236307

Re: Delta Network Thread - 2021

So happy to see DL adding flights to new places again. Hope these are successful.

Jeremy

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by SESGDL
Mon May 03, 2021 11:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 1Q21 $ fin/ops comparison AA DL UA WN AS B6
Replies: 73
Views: 12576

Re: 1Q21 $ fin/ops comparison AA DL UA WN AS B6

Yes AA did the best. Where are you going with this? Pointing out that there is a factor pointing to DL's numbers changing as of May 1'st is a productive tidbit for the conversation, but its getting burried by your strange instance on using a future event to invalidate the results of DL's decisions ...

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by SESGDL
Mon May 03, 2021 11:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 1Q21 $ fin/ops comparison AA DL UA WN AS B6
Replies: 73
Views: 12576

Re: 1Q21 $ fin/ops comparison AA DL UA WN AS B6

Yes AA did the best. Where are you going with this? Pointing out that there is a factor pointing to DL's numbers changing as of May 1'st is a productive tidbit for the conversation, but its getting burried by your strange instance on using a future event to invalidate the results of DL's decisions ...

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by SESGDL
Sat May 01, 2021 3:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Fleet Thread - 2021
Replies: 680
Views: 89970

Re: American Airlines Fleet Thread - 2021

Not to mention that the same people who ignore the fact that Delta's 321 has more seats that AA's Oasis 321, usually complain about the size of the lavs and again totally ignore the fact that Delta introduced those same exact lavs years before AA did. I don’t know if it’s just you, but I don’t thin...

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by SESGDL
Fri Apr 30, 2021 8:02 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What the hell is going on with AA1126?
Replies: 33
Views: 5507

Re: What the hell is going on with AA1126?

Yeah but it's never enough for some people so why provide anything at all? Everyone will still complain. I'm shocked at responses like this. Maybe all companies should do away with customer service altogether. People will complain anyway, right? Wrong order, too bad. Flight cancelled, too bad. I'm ...

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