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by EA CO AS
Tue May 26, 2020 5:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DOT Grants tentative Approval to 15 US Airlines to Drop service to 75 airports
Replies: 88
Views: 13809

Re: DOT Grants tentative Approval to 15 US Airlines to Drop service to 75 airports

Alaska dropping CMH is a bit of a surprise Perhaps AS found a graceful exit to a mistakenly-added route. I was surprised they added CMH over CLE which is a bigger market with greater demand to SEA. Maybe they wanted to enter Ohio but couldn't get a gate at CLE? Not sure what their reasons were. It’...

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by EA CO AS
Sun May 17, 2020 11:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 5/17/2020: UNRAVELING; DL Leaves CAK/MHT/PHF/SWF/CZM w/No Resumption Planned
Replies: 138
Views: 16381

Re: OAG Changes 5/17/2020: UNRAVELING; DL Leaves CAK/MHT/PHF/SWF/CZM w/No Resumption Planned

AA I think is flying too much. We will see what they put in for July. I believe June is 80% down domestic and 70% down international. AA is keeping their domestic network artificially higher than their peers in hopes of capitalizing on their network allowing more same-day connecting opportunities t...

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by EA CO AS
Sun May 17, 2020 10:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 5/17/2020: UNRAVELING; DL Leaves CAK/MHT/PHF/SWF/CZM w/No Resumption Planned
Replies: 138
Views: 16381

Re: OAG Changes 5/17/2020: UNRAVELING; DL Leaves CAK/MHT/PHF/SWF/CZM w/No Resumption Planned

I can only speak for AS, but we're seeing very solid increases in daily systemwide LF, and have actually had our contact center agents calling guests on flights that are more heavily booked that we'd like and offering other options if they're uncomfortable being seated next to another passenger. Tho...

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by EA CO AS
Fri May 15, 2020 3:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virtual tour of UA 727-022
Replies: 73
Views: 9143

Re: Virtual tour of UA 727-022

That’s awesome. Note the position of the FC lav, too.

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by EA CO AS
Tue May 12, 2020 7:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DOT warns airlines (again) over timely customer refunds
Replies: 23
Views: 3965

Re: DOT warns airlines (again) over timely customer refunds

DOT also says airlines must process refunds in a timely manner - which it defines as within 7 business days if a passenger paid by credit card, and within 20 days if a passenger paid by cash or check. The DOT also knows that airlines' accounting departments are not staffed to handle the massive wav...

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by EA CO AS
Sat May 09, 2020 2:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Person killed by plane on runway at Austin
Replies: 97
Views: 25835

Re: Person killed by plane on runway at Austin

https://people.com/human-interest/man-h ... ay-austin/

Airport spokesman Bryce Dubee told the Associated Press that officials do not believe the man was supposed to be on the runway when he was hit.
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Ugh, more “journalism” at work:

https://people.com/human-interest/man-h ... ay-austin/

Airport spokesman Bryce Dubee told the Associated Press that officials do not believe the man was supposed to be on the runway when he was hit.

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by EA CO AS
Thu May 07, 2020 10:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Time for the airlines to restart advertising
Replies: 114
Views: 10872

Re: Time for the airlines to restart advertising

https://youtu.be/L2p8pLOzKyc
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I think A4A as a trade group should put together an ad of the "When you're ready..." variety. In the meantime, social media content like this will be the norm:

https://youtu.be/L2p8pLOzKyc

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by EA CO AS
Sun May 03, 2020 8:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Anchorage (ANC) become the world’s busiest airport in the midst of coronavirus
Replies: 59
Views: 11442

Re: Anchorage (ANC) become the world’s busiest airport in the midst of coronavirus

NameOmitted wrote:
it's useful for us to have a reminder of how impotent our airport is, especially given how badly the coronavirus is looking to utterly ruin our overall economy.


I'm guessing you meant "important" rather than "impotent"... ;)

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by EA CO AS
Sat May 02, 2020 4:09 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Alaska to Require Masks
Replies: 8
Views: 1410

Re: Alaska to Require Masks

this is all such a joke. if it were truly a life saving measure, this should have been in place weeks ago. now, when one airline says they will do it, all of them jump on ship so they don't look foolish, when they already look foolish for not taking drastic measure at the beginning of all of this. ...

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by EA CO AS
Mon Apr 27, 2020 4:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EASTERN N602KW new colours?
Replies: 22
Views: 5747

Re: EASTERN N602KW new colours?

Brent Mooney's rendering from the Twitter feed... https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49821202297_f26686d5b7_o.png Screenshot (29) by Allen McLaughlin , on Flickr The Falcon logo doesn't have the oval outlined in white, though - it blends completely into the Ionosphere Blue background.

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by EA CO AS
Sun Apr 26, 2020 5:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS to join OneWorld / AA to make SEA an Intl gateway
Replies: 1208
Views: 144259

Re: AS to join OneWorld / AA to make SEA an Intl gateway

The latest, pre-COVID, was that the 737MAX9 and A321NEO were the contenders for the next aircraft order, which would be for 200 airframes. Wow. You were not kidding when you were preparing us for jaw dropping news. That had actually leaked out, unfortunately, but wasn't even the biggest part of the...

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by EA CO AS
Sun Apr 26, 2020 3:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS to join OneWorld / AA to make SEA an Intl gateway
Replies: 1208
Views: 144259

Re: AS to join OneWorld / AA to make SEA an Intl gateway

Actually they hadn’t fully committed to going back to all Boeing. The rumors from the GO were that the A321NEO had a shot. I retired in late 2017, so the only inside info I’m getting is from the pilot group, and we know how reliable that is. All the employee and retiree info on the staff web site s...

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by EA CO AS
Tue Apr 21, 2020 6:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aviation sector unpaid leaves and layoffs thread
Replies: 1501
Views: 49654

Re: JetBlue requiring staff to take unpaid leave

Ahhh...are the employees truly "salaried?" If so, this will not fly. As I understand the Labor Laws, salaried is just that, you get a fixed pay regardless of the hours worked; it is assumed it is 40hrs/wk. Now, you may have to enter time, but that is just for record keeping. This is why s...

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by EA CO AS
Mon Apr 20, 2020 3:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: National airlines were just passing through one way.
Replies: 16
Views: 4200

Re: National airlines were just passing through one way.

doulasc wrote:
Prior to National pulling out of Tallahassee Florida their only route was was JAX-TLH and back to JAX.No way that could have been
a profitable route for National.


It was a tag; they weren’t trying to make money on the JAXTLH segment but taking JAX and TLH customers onward.

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by EA CO AS
Thu Apr 16, 2020 4:48 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: VP Choice for the democratic party.
Replies: 86
Views: 3763

Re: VP Choice for the democratic party.

That;s ok, as long as Trump keeps Pence, The GOP can be labled a right wing misogynistic party with Aryan Christian fundamentalism intentions Brandon Straka’s very active and growing “Walk Away” movement proves this is just another false talking point from the left, whereas more and more people are...

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by EA CO AS
Thu Apr 16, 2020 3:30 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: VP Choice for the democratic party.
Replies: 86
Views: 3763

Re: VP Choice for the democratic party.

That makes a lot of sense though there's one variable you are not considering. Trump (obviously not him alone if anybody even needs this to be explained) picks up the economy and by 2024 this whole place is a like a well oiled machine again. Would be hard to shift at that point. I agree, although t...

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by EA CO AS
Thu Apr 16, 2020 10:17 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: VP Choice for the democratic party.
Replies: 86
Views: 3763

Re: VP Choice for the democratic party.

If I'm head of the DNC, I ask Biden to choose Warren, stating that she'll bring in some of the "Bernie Bros" while satisfying the far-left. In reality, I know the Sanders contingent stays home on Election Day, and Biden loses. Why do I want a Biden/Warren ticket to lose? Easy: o I get to b...

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by EA CO AS
Mon Apr 13, 2020 7:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 4/12/2020: VB Adds MTY-SAT;UA Adds MEI/PIB;F9 Adds MIA-RDU; 1000s of Routes Are Suspended
Replies: 83
Views: 15444

Re: OAG Changes 4/12/2020: VB Adds MTY-SAT;UA Adds MEI/PIB;F9 Adds MIA-RDU; 1000s of Routes Are Suspended

It all depends on when an effective treatment comes out en mass. It’s at that point we can officially start recovery. That could be in May or it could be in 2021. We don’t know. A vaccine won’t be until 2021 for sure. Per the WHO, there are 70 different vaccines in development, with 3 being the mos...

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by EA CO AS
Mon Apr 13, 2020 4:03 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Seat Assignments and COVID19
Replies: 12
Views: 2109

Re: Seat Assignments and COVID19

AS has begun blocking all middle seats on their Airbus and Boeing narrowbody fleets, and blocking the aisles on the Q400 and E175 fleets.

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by EA CO AS
Fri Apr 10, 2020 6:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Network Thread - 2020
Replies: 2899
Views: 330490

Re: JetBlue Network Thread - 2020

tphuang wrote:
AS is likely to retreat to PNW and cut a lot of flights from california and to Hawaii.


Nope. There are some strategic opportunities being developed; that's all I'll say at this point.

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by EA CO AS
Tue Apr 07, 2020 8:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ravn Alaska closing its doors?
Replies: 167
Views: 25826

Re: Ravn Alaska closing its doors?

It would seem to me that if ever there was a community that required essential air service it would be Dutch Harbor. Dutch harbor doesn’t need essential air service. It made enough money that Alaska airlines was purchasing 100 seats a day each way from Penair. It’s a huge market. In fact it’s the h...

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by EA CO AS
Tue Apr 07, 2020 7:16 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: United facing class action over refunds
Replies: 29
Views: 3230

Re: United facing class action over refunds

United refused to refund as passenger after his 3 flights were cancelled due to covid 19. United offered travel vouchers. Monday the passengers attorney filed suit in Chicago. https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2020-04-06/united-airlines-is-sued-by-passenger-for-refusing-to-refund-fare Were th...

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by EA CO AS
Mon Apr 06, 2020 11:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 4/5/2020: Jaw-Dropping
Replies: 152
Views: 25906

Re: OAG Changes 4/5/2020: Jaw-Dropping

you are making the assumption that aa or other airlines will be cash positive enough to pay off their debts. That is debatable given we could be heading into a 2008 type of world wide recession. They're also overlooking unencumbered assets that the carriers can leverage to raise capital through EET...

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by EA CO AS
Mon Apr 06, 2020 10:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 4/5/2020: Jaw-Dropping
Replies: 152
Views: 25906

Re: OAG Changes 4/5/2020: Jaw-Dropping

https://thepointsguy.com/news/us-airlines-cash-reserves-coronavirus/ yikes, as I posted on coronavirus thread, cash burn forecast from Raymond James Raymond James’ “Cash Burn Forecast” SkyWest: 11.8 months of implied cash on hand* Allegiant: 10.6 months Southwest: 9.4 months Spirit: 8.8 months JetB...

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by EA CO AS
Sun Apr 05, 2020 9:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 4/5/2020: Jaw-Dropping
Replies: 152
Views: 25906

Re: OAG Changes 4/5/2020: Jaw-Dropping

The AS schedule load includes some interesting tag flights: SEA-PIT-BWI SEA-RDU-CHS SEA-DFW-IAH SEA-MSP-CMH SEA-SBP-SBA SEA-FCA-HLN I love airlines going back to tag on flights, reminds me when AS flew round robins SEA BUR ONT SEA and others. When do you see the AS tag ons? Just searched couple dat...

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by EA CO AS
Sun Apr 05, 2020 4:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 4/5/2020: Jaw-Dropping
Replies: 152
Views: 25906

Re: OAG Changes 4/5/2020: Jaw-Dropping

The AS schedule load includes some interesting tag flights:

SEA-PIT-BWI
SEA-RDU-CHS
SEA-DFW-IAH
SEA-MSP-CMH
SEA-SBP-SBA
SEA-FCA-HLN

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by EA CO AS
Sun Apr 05, 2020 3:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 4/5/2020: Jaw-Dropping
Replies: 152
Views: 25906

Re: OAG Changes 4/5/2020: Jaw-Dropping

We may never see eye to eye on industry stuff. But I just want to say THANK YOU for always posting all this every week. Times like this your post helps me escape the day to day worries About this pandemic even if this is horrible news with all the industry cuts. Seconded. Thanks, Enilria, for all y...

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by EA CO AS
Sun Apr 05, 2020 3:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 4/5/2020: Jaw-Dropping
Replies: 152
Views: 25906

Re: OAG Changes 4/5/2020: Jaw-Dropping

I'm surprised the AS changes weren't in the mix; they were loaded yesterday. At least the 4/10 to 4/30 schedule, anyway.

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by EA CO AS
Thu Apr 02, 2020 6:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ravn Alaska closing its doors?
Replies: 167
Views: 25826

Re: Ravn Alaska closing its doors?

So sad to see what was once a robust series of intra-AK carriers gone or nearing failure. PenAir, Era, Hageland, Frontier Flying Service, LAB, Reeve...

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by EA CO AS
Thu Apr 02, 2020 12:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta plans to emerge a "smaller" carrier
Replies: 2164
Views: 391848

Re: Delta plans to emerge a "smaller" carrier

You're kind of all over the place here. They had what was considered a very health amount of cash up until the world aviation market contracted by 75% inside of a month. Hind sight is 20/20. I expect the conversations of what level of catastrophe an airline should expect will be interesting over th...

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by EA CO AS
Wed Apr 01, 2020 4:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta plans to emerge a "smaller" carrier
Replies: 2164
Views: 391848

Re: Delta plans to emerge a

What they're really doing is strategizing on how to be profitable come October 1 and how to beat the competition by having the best business positions. Accurate. While this is a tragedy of epic proportions, to be sure, every airline c-suite in the U.S. is also planning on "not letting a good c...

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by EA CO AS
Tue Mar 31, 2020 6:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta plans to emerge a "smaller" carrier
Replies: 2164
Views: 391848

Re: Delta plans to emerge a "smaller" carrier

it's totally against the spirit of the grants. It's also quite confusing because it applies to merit employees as well, and all ground employees including corporate office staff. Where it's interesting to me legally is for salary employees who are entitled to full pay if any hours are worked in FLS...

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by EA CO AS
Tue Mar 31, 2020 5:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US Carriers Considering Passenger Consolidation
Replies: 85
Views: 15772

Re: US Carriers Considering Passenger Consolidation

Good Lord, no. Can you imagine the fines the airlines will have for failure by their agents to properly disclose the operating and marketing carriers? "Yes, and this flight is operated by SkyWest as AlaskaSkywest, also doing business as Delta Connection, also doing business as American Eagle......

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by EA CO AS
Tue Mar 31, 2020 3:26 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What if the L1011 had beat DC-10 to market, and the RB211 program was flawless?
Replies: 31
Views: 4370

Re: What if the L1011 had beat DC-10 to market, and the RB211 program was flawless?

Does anyone think that Lockheed would still be making commercial aircraft today? Not a chance. Both manufacturers still chased after the same market, with McDonnell-Douglas pursuing the failed "three-holer" strategy via the MD-11. A better question, if you ask me, is: What if the L1011 ha...

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by EA CO AS
Mon Mar 30, 2020 8:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 3/29/2020: Meltdown
Replies: 109
Views: 17911

Re: OAG Changes 3/29/2020: Meltdown

It’s another condition of the stimulus package; any carrier taking part in this must continue serving the same communities they flew to prior to the pandemic. The level of service can be drawn down, but the station must be kept open until at least 9/30/20. So something I hadn’t thought about until ...

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by EA CO AS
Mon Mar 30, 2020 4:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 3/29/2020: Meltdown
Replies: 109
Views: 17911

Re: OAG Changes 3/29/2020: Meltdown

I think PHX would be in big trouble right now in the normal world. I think people around the industry expected it to die in the next recession. OTOH, AZ is pretty low virus infection last I looked, so that could play a factor. AZ has a low rate of testing, so of course the numbers will be low. The ...

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by EA CO AS
Mon Mar 30, 2020 3:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 3/29/2020: Meltdown
Replies: 109
Views: 17911

Re: OAG Changes 3/29/2020: Meltdown

I also saw a comment from an airline saying they had to keep all their stations open for now. I'm not sure what that is driven by. It’s another condition of the stimulus package; any carrier taking part in this must continue serving the same communities they flew to prior to the pandemic. The level...

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by EA CO AS
Mon Mar 30, 2020 3:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 3/29/2020: Meltdown
Replies: 109
Views: 17911

Re: OAG Changes 3/29/2020: Meltdown

I also saw a comment from an airline saying they had to keep all their stations open for now. I'm not sure what that is driven by. It’s another condition of the stimulus package; any carrier taking part in this must continue serving the same communities they flew to prior to the pandemic. The level...

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by EA CO AS
Mon Mar 30, 2020 5:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Sending 777s to SEA This Summer?
Replies: 22
Views: 5178

Re: United Sending 777s to SEA This Summer?

KFTG wrote:
PHXWRLD wrote:
Why isn't UA using the 777 to PHX?

Not to worry. There will be plenty of UA 777s in the Phoenix area soon.


Hehehehe GYR doesn’t count.

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by EA CO AS
Mon Mar 30, 2020 3:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Network Thread - 2020
Replies: 2786
Views: 335140

Re: AA's PHX Hub in Jeapordy?

Why do people want this to happen so badly? If they were going to de-hub PHX after the merger, they certainly would have at least started by now. PHX is a great airport. Who in their right mind would rather connect through LAX instead of PHX? Nobody, that's who. LAX plays an obvious role, but it ca...

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by EA CO AS
Sun Mar 29, 2020 9:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 3/29/2020: Meltdown
Replies: 109
Views: 17911

Re: OAG Changes 3/29/2020: Meltdown

I think one of the next big questions is going to be what happens to all that cash locked up in cancelled non-refundable tickets. Just about every airline's contract of carriage requires a refund be an option IF the flight is cancelled or if a schedule change exceeds a certain amount, usually great...

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by EA CO AS
Sun Mar 29, 2020 9:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 3/29/2020: Meltdown
Replies: 109
Views: 17911

Re: OAG Changes 3/29/2020: Meltdown

THIS IS A KEY DATE. The airlines cannot layoff people till October under the stimulus. October is when the airlines are going to rebuild their networks from the ground up. Keep in mind this only applies to carriers that accept aid; at least one carrier has stated they're not sure they'll take feder...

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by EA CO AS
Sun Mar 29, 2020 6:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 3/29/2020: Meltdown
Replies: 109
Views: 17911

Re: OAG Changes 3/29/2020: Meltdown

I'm somewhat surprised that cuts don't go beyond what we are seeing. I can't decide if the airlines can't keep up with the adjustments in real time or they are playing a competitive game of who blinks first. You're seeing two types of cancellations; major schedule changes (published, greater than 2...

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by EA CO AS
Sun Mar 29, 2020 2:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 3/29/2020: Meltdown
Replies: 109
Views: 17911

Re: OAG Changes 3/29/2020: Meltdown

32andBelow wrote:
All the AS cuts must not be in yet. That looks like the initial 10% cut.


Correct, the 70% reduction isn't reflected in this load.

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by EA CO AS
Fri Mar 27, 2020 4:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aviation sector unpaid leaves and layoffs thread
Replies: 1501
Views: 49654

Re: Airlines unpaid leaves and layoffs thread

Airlines should consider distributing some of this stock they bought back to their employees to help make them whole and keep them motivated during the recovery. That stock was retired. Exactly. The whole reason to buy back (what you consider to be) excess stock is to retire it, increasing the pric...

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by EA CO AS
Fri Mar 27, 2020 3:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aviation sector unpaid leaves and layoffs thread
Replies: 1501
Views: 49654

Re: Airlines unpaid leaves and layoffs thread

The legislation means the billions of dollars in government support will NOT fund stock buybacks and executive compensation. Instead, aid relief will support saving our jobs and our paychecks. By granting federal aid to the airlines, lawmakers stipulated that airline workers cannot be furloughed th...

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by EA CO AS
Fri Mar 27, 2020 5:12 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Tesla model Y
Replies: 53
Views: 2362

Re: Tesla model Y

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xAXDcTH6hPw
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Doug DeMuro has a pretty good review on the Model Y:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xAXDcTH6hPw

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by EA CO AS
Thu Mar 26, 2020 7:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines Fleet/Network Thread 2020
Replies: 1019
Views: 91932

Re: Alaska Airlines Network Thread 2020

In addition to the schedule reductions, all levels of leadership (myself included) are taking pay cuts of 10% to 30% depending on their role. Hopefully this is enough to avoid even a single job loss to any employee. Forgot to mention the BOD has halted their compensation, and both Brad Tilden and B...

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by EA CO AS
Thu Mar 26, 2020 6:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines Fleet/Network Thread 2020
Replies: 1019
Views: 91932

Re: Alaska Airlines Network Thread 2020

In addition to the schedule reductions, all levels of leadership (myself included) are taking pay cuts of 10% to 30% depending on their role. Hopefully this is enough to avoid even a single job loss to any employee. Forgot to mention the BOD has halted their compensation, and both Brad Tilden and B...

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