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by D L X
Sun Oct 24, 2021 3:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: QF's "Yam Dreaming" 789 damaged by storm at BNE
Replies: 10
Views: 3631

Re: QF's "Yam Dreaming" 789 damaged by storm at BNE

Storms like these develop at insane speeds. At the end of the day aircraft can be repaired or replaced, whereas humans cannot. In many tornado videos, it's common to hear this emphasized. Example: https://youtu.be/qhlX8JecbDo "we were just sitting out here". It's crazy how fast a storm si...

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by D L X
Mon Oct 11, 2021 2:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA4817 Security Incident
Replies: 39
Views: 10793

Re: AA4817 Security Incident

lajaca wrote:
There has to be more to the story than just an antsy passenger. An antsy flight attendant has to be part of this as well. My question is why two different people. Maybe they didn’t like the passenger already for something already done earlier in the fight?

No. There really doesn’t.

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by D L X
Sun Oct 10, 2021 9:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA4817 Security Incident
Replies: 39
Views: 10793

Re: AA4817 Security Incident

usflyer msp wrote:
I bet this going to end up being something stupid like the guy doing math equations.

Or, an Arab gentleman eating his lunch saying "yo, this sandwich is da bomb!!"

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by D L X
Sun Oct 10, 2021 1:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA4817 Security Incident
Replies: 39
Views: 10793

Re: AA4817 Security Incident

Did the crew initiate the evacuation? Maybe it was the guy they restrained?

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by D L X
Sun Jul 18, 2021 2:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New livery for American Airlines?
Replies: 98
Views: 22428

Re: New livery for American Airlines?

https://news.aa.com/news/news-details/2 ... fault.aspx
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Weird. They just announced a new paint scheme this year, saying it would appear almost identical to the old one, but was made with more environmentally friendly paint. (no mica in it.)

https://news.aa.com/news/news-details/2 ... fault.aspx

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by D L X
Mon Jun 14, 2021 2:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Off duty DL F/A causes dvx to OKC on LAX-ATL flight
Replies: 39
Views: 25596

Re: Off duty DL F/A causes dvx to OKC on LAX-ATL flight

What are they going to knee-jerk remove from the flying experience this time? No more non-revs...because obviously serving booze to coach passengers didn't cause this one. Yeah the knee jerk reactions are getting tiring and obviously don't do anything. Right. Nothing is ever a good enough reason to...

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by D L X
Sun Jun 06, 2021 10:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rare video of Anacostia river approach RWY 19 DCA
Replies: 23
Views: 6433

Re: Rare video of Anacostia river approach RWY 19 DCA

In all my years in and out of DCA, I have never seen that approach. I imagine only GA does that one. But to answer the questions, landings on 33 happen all the time, especially when there are strong crosswinds. Takeoffs in 33 happen frequently as well, but I’ve never seen one with an aircraft larger...

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by D L X
Thu Apr 01, 2021 11:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta 757 birdstrike at SLC
Replies: 25
Views: 5277

Re: Delta 757 birdstrike at SLC

This is the kind of thing that makes the NBA teams' insurers happy they have their insured players flying on a DL CMI operation. Sure, in theory, any qualified pilot could handle this situation, but everyone sleeps a little better knowing the kind of training and experience a DL crew like this one ...

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by D L X
Mon Feb 22, 2021 2:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA328 engine explosion at DEN
Replies: 607
Views: 114060

Re: UA328 engine explosion at DEN

gwrudolph wrote:
I think all parties are being conservative as a result of the MAX situation. All had egg on their face big time
i think all the parties are responding strongly because with air travel so low right now, this won’t hurt particularly much in comparison to times when fleet utilization is maximal.

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by D L X
Thu Feb 18, 2021 2:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Investigation gone quiet on AA300 incident
Replies: 150
Views: 38303

Re: Investigation gone quiet on AA300 incident

And this fits perfectly with the timeline of the aircraft. If it was a scrape or a winglet or "unremarkable incident", the aircraft would have been back in service in 2019; peak aviation season and important to AA as they only have a handful of a321Ts in their fleet. It would not have sat...

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by D L X
Fri Dec 18, 2020 6:37 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Toxic fumes
Replies: 8
Views: 2136

Re: Toxic fumes

Seems to be prevalent problem, if you read any other av news site, with the A318-319/320/321. One of the big events discussed in this article was on a US 767 flown STT-CLT. That flight ended up being the last flight Capt. David Hill and his crew flew. Their medicals were revoked, and Capt. Hill ult...

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by D L X
Fri Dec 18, 2020 6:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LA Times - Expose on fume events
Replies: 1
Views: 473

LA Times - Expose on fume events

https://www.latimes.com/projects/toxic-chemicals-planes-covid-19-travel-woes/?fbclid=IwAR2mL9XUEI0ujVvd7Wu3rRsI4igtsQU2bdi_BOUFUIzWXvUCsStkPuDeeDE#nt=00000175-c749-da42-a377-ff5f38920001-liApromoMedium-7030col1-main This is good long-form journalism that does a deep dive into fume events on airliner...

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by D L X
Thu Dec 17, 2020 2:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spirit Airways skids off taxiway at bwi
Replies: 20
Views: 4021

Re: Just saw this happened at bwi

It’s icy AF here right now. Not surprised.

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by D L X
Sun Dec 13, 2020 12:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA sues DL over the use of the term “Flagship”
Replies: 471
Views: 55153

Re: AA sues DL over the use of the term “Flagship”

Yet they made probably the biggest slot deal of the decade with DCA and LGA, making it work in both their favor. That was actually US Airways that made that swap with Delta, before US-AA existed. I think that if US and AA had already merged, the merged entity would have kept those LGA slots and mad...

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by D L X
Sat Dec 12, 2020 11:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA sues DL over the use of the term “Flagship”
Replies: 471
Views: 55153

Re: AA sues DL over the use of the term “Flagship”

Yet they made probably the biggest slot deal of the decade with DCA and LGA, making it work in both their favor. That was actually US Airways that made that swap with Delta, before US-AA existed. I think that if US and AA had already merged, the merged entity would have kept those LGA slots and mad...

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by D L X
Fri Dec 11, 2020 4:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA sues DL over the use of the term “Flagship”
Replies: 471
Views: 55153

Re: AA sues DL over the use of the term “Flagship”d

Nope. They applied for trademarks but were denied. Denied or abandoned? Refused, dismissed or invalidated. "Abandoned because the applicant failed to respond or filed a late response to an Office action." That means the PTO denied the trademark, but gave the applicant a chance to alter th...

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by D L X
Fri Dec 11, 2020 2:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA sues DL over the use of the term “Flagship”
Replies: 471
Views: 55153

Re: AA sues DL over the use of the term “Flagship”

Looks like both, but I’m not going to study the prosecution history for a collateral argument. Feel free to do that yourself.

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by D L X
Fri Dec 11, 2020 1:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA sues DL over the use of the term “Flagship”
Replies: 471
Views: 55153

Re: AA sues DL over the use of the term “Flagship”d

zeke wrote:

D L X wrote:
You mean the Flagship Express airlines that flew cargo from March 1991 to December 1991? I’m not sure they were around long enough to sue.

What was interesting about them is they were granted trademarks for flagship express.

Nope. They applied for trademarks but were denied.

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by D L X
Fri Dec 11, 2020 12:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA sues DL over the use of the term “Flagship”
Replies: 471
Views: 55153

Re: AA sues DL over the use of the term “Flagship”

Zeke are you a lawyer ? Of course not, I work for a living. I think we can put this red herring to bed. Thanks for bringing this irrefutable evidence to the discussion. 0057882 Flagship Express no longer fly aircraft however very much been in air transportation for the best part of 30 years. Nothin...

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by D L X
Thu Dec 10, 2020 7:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA sues DL over the use of the term “Flagship”
Replies: 471
Views: 55153

Re: AA sues DL over the use of the term “Flagship”

Flagship Airlines was founded and owned by AA! They bought a couple of commuter carriers and merged them under the name “Flagship Airlines” precisely because of the association of the term “Flagship” with the AA brand. Flagship flew its flights under the AA code feeding AA’s BNA hub. The carrier wa...

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by D L X
Thu Dec 10, 2020 7:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA sues DL over the use of the term “Flagship”
Replies: 471
Views: 55153

Re: AA sues DL over the use of the term “Flagship”

The brand is American Airlines, or American, no one says they are going to fly Flagship, I guess except for those people who actually flew “Flagship Airlines” which I think was established after AA was granted their trademark. Actually, AA, like its peers, has several brands. Maybe even 100 brands ...

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by D L X
Thu Dec 10, 2020 6:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA sues DL over the use of the term “Flagship”
Replies: 471
Views: 55153

Re: AA sues DL over the use of the term “Flagship”

No, it’s because a court doesn’t just grant summary judgment. Defendants are entitled to put up a defense, which DL is doing. When there are no material facts remaining to be decided (as in, shortly before trial), that’s when summary judgment may be available. Now, that’s an oversimplification, but...

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by D L X
Thu Dec 10, 2020 2:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA sues DL over the use of the term “Flagship”
Replies: 471
Views: 55153

Re: AA sues DL over the use of the term “Flagship”

An 80 year old brand used continuously has secondary meaning. The brand is American Airlines, or American, no one says they are going to fly Flagship, I guess except for those people who actually flew “Flagship Airlines” which I think was established after AA was granted their trademark. Actually, ...

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by D L X
Wed Dec 09, 2020 1:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA sues DL over the use of the term “Flagship”
Replies: 471
Views: 55153

Re: AA sues DL over the use of the term “Flagship”

AA doesn’t sell clothes Oh yes they do, even clothing with American written on it https://aabrandstore.com/category.aspx?ID=12465 AA’s trademark on FLAGSHIP is tied to a narrow set of commercial activity, most notably commercial airline services. someone uses FLAGSHIP in connection to commercial ai...

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by D L X
Wed Dec 09, 2020 8:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA sues DL over the use of the term “Flagship”
Replies: 471
Views: 55153

Re: AA sues DL over the use of the term “Flagship”

No, AA cannot sue American Eagle Outfitters for using American Eagle. Trademarks are tied to commercial classes. AA doesn’t sell clothes, and AEO doesn’t sell air travel. AA’s trademark on FLAGSHIP is tied to a narrow set of commercial activity, most notably commercial airline services. If someone ...

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by D L X
Wed Dec 09, 2020 6:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA sues DL over the use of the term “Flagship”
Replies: 471
Views: 55153

Re: AA sues DL over the use of the term “Flagship”

DL use the term to describe their best aircraft in the fleet, their products and services are available on all types (ie not just on the flagship aircraft), flagship is not connected to a product or service they sell. I.e. Their best product/service is Delta One, that is available on various types,...

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by D L X
Wed Dec 09, 2020 3:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA sues DL over the use of the term “Flagship”
Replies: 471
Views: 55153

Re: AA sues DL over the use of the term “Flagship”

Again, ANY word can be a trademark if it become connected to a particular good or service for sale from a particular source. Numerous times you stated it is irrelevant if DL has not sold a good or service called flagship (“I have repeatedly told you that it’s not about whether Delta sold a product ...

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by D L X
Mon Dec 07, 2020 6:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA sues DL over the use of the term “Flagship”
Replies: 471
Views: 55153

Re: AA sues DL over the use of the term “Flagship”

"SkyFirst" is not a word in the common dictionary, while "flagship" is; and Delta uses it to its dictionary definition. "flagship" shouldn't be allowed to be trademarked. How about "Apple"? Specifically when it comes to telephones, computers and other electro...

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by D L X
Mon Dec 07, 2020 12:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA sues DL over the use of the term “Flagship”
Replies: 471
Views: 55153

Re: AA sues DL over the use of the term “Flagship”

Zeke, it’s almost like you don’t read what I write—you keep saying irrelevant things, I keep telling you why it’s irrelevant, and you keep saying irrelevant things again. No source has been provided to back the statement “This screen shot is the evidence of what caused the law suit”, Respectfully y...

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by D L X
Mon Dec 07, 2020 7:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA sues DL over the use of the term “Flagship”
Replies: 471
Views: 55153

Re: AA sues DL over the use of the term “Flagship”

You sure? https://i.ibb.co/2Z85VZJ/Capture11.jpg Where does it say A350? On their website. Interestingly, when I pull up flights on exactly those same dates, to exactly the same destination, whenever a schedule says "Flagship" that is followed by " A350 ". https://www.delta.com/...

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by D L X
Mon Dec 07, 2020 4:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA sues DL over the use of the term “Flagship”
Replies: 471
Views: 55153

Re: AA sues DL over the use of the term “Flagship”

I take the common sense comments of posters here seriously all the time. (For real! I’ve surreptitiously tested how legal theories would fly here to get a sense for what lay persons would think.) But Intellectual Property law is rife with lay misunderstanding. Laypersons generally get patent law mor...

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by D L X
Mon Dec 07, 2020 4:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA sues DL over the use of the term “Flagship”
Replies: 471
Views: 55153

Re: AA sues DL over the use of the term “Flagship”

As the Sixth Circuit put it, however, "[t]he ultimate question remains whether relevant consumers are likely to believe that the products or services offered by the parties are affiliated in some way. [...] Regardless of the theory of infringement alleged, a plaintiff must show that there is a...

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by D L X
Mon Dec 07, 2020 4:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA sues DL over the use of the term “Flagship”
Replies: 471
Views: 55153

Re: AA sues DL over the use of the term “Flagship”

Let’s work from the correct set of facts. DL advertised flights as Flagship in their website. There are examples of this in this thread. That’s using the mark in commerce in connection to commercial airline services. Yes, let's do work from the correct set of facts - which are not evident in your p...

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by D L X
Mon Dec 07, 2020 3:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA sues DL over the use of the term “Flagship”
Replies: 471
Views: 55153

Re: AA sues DL over the use of the term “Flagship”

As the Sixth Circuit put it, however, "[t]he ultimate question remains whether relevant consumers are likely to believe that the products or services offered by the parties are affiliated in some way. [...] Regardless of the theory of infringement alleged, a plaintiff must show that there is a...

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by D L X
Mon Dec 07, 2020 2:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA sues DL over the use of the term “Flagship”
Replies: 471
Views: 55153

Re: AA sues DL over the use of the term “Flagship”

False. Let’s work from the correct set of facts. DL advertised flights as Flagship in their website. There are examples of this in this thread. That’s using the mark in commerce in connection to commercial airline services. No they didn’t, they never sold a product or service with the word flagship...

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by D L X
Sat Dec 05, 2020 9:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA sues DL over the use of the term “Flagship”
Replies: 471
Views: 55153

Re: AA sues DL over the use of the term “Flagship”

Delta should build its own brand and slogans instead of relying PMAA's image for kicks. It kinda just feels like they want to take PMAA's glory rather than create their own. A bit shortsighted TBH There is nothing shortsighted by the fact that Delta calls the A350 their flagship when AA doesn't eve...

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by D L X
Sat Dec 05, 2020 8:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA sues DL over the use of the term “Flagship”
Replies: 471
Views: 55153

Re: AA sues DL over the use of the term “Flagship”

Using FLAGSHIP in conjunction with the sale of commercial airline services is a violation of AA's trademarks, as we showed earlier in this thread. DL never sold, and a consumer has never purchased good or services from DL using the word flagship, not at check in, in lounges, or onboard. False. Let’...

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by D L X
Sat Dec 05, 2020 1:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA sues DL over the use of the term “Flagship”
Replies: 471
Views: 55153

Re: AA sues DL over the use of the term “Flagship”

Let’s figure this out. HP and/or US Holdings (or whatever their name was back in Tempe) bought AA during bankruptcy (I believe). To my knowledge HP/US was the purchaser or surviving carrier and they only used the American name once merged. HP/US did not have any “flagship” mark on any of their serv...

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by D L X
Sat Dec 05, 2020 12:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA sues DL over the use of the term “Flagship”
Replies: 471
Views: 55153

Re: AA sues DL over the use of the term “Flagship”

So if Boeing had called the 787 their “flagship,” or Airbus called their 330-neo their “flagship,” would American be suing them for using their “prized” flagship name? I think not. These airlines don’t have the money to be blowing on such a frivolous lawsuit. Would they sue any cruise line if they ...

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by D L X
Fri Dec 04, 2020 11:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA sues DL over the use of the term “Flagship”
Replies: 471
Views: 55153

Re: AA sues DL over the use of the term “Flagship”vices,

They're the ones that brought the case because DL is the one that infringed it. AA has yet to prove customers were confused over this, infringement has not been proven. To me, not being a trademark expert but part of the flying public, this spat over using the common word "flagship" is ak...

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by D L X
Fri Dec 04, 2020 6:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA sues DL over the use of the term “Flagship”
Replies: 471
Views: 55153

Re: AA sues DL over the use of the term “Flagship”

Doesn't the email indicate they have been deposed ? Sorry, the email indicates that some have been deposed. Apparently, DL doesn't want ITS execs deposed (and thus de-designated all of their testimony) while they DO want to explore irrelevant topics with AA's executives. What class does an "ac...

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by D L X
Fri Dec 04, 2020 10:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA sues DL over the use of the term “Flagship”
Replies: 471
Views: 55153

Re: AA sues DL over the use of the term “Flagship”vices,

They're the ones that brought the case because DL is the one that infringed it. AA has yet to prove customers were confused over this, infringement has not been proven. And DL has yet to prove that AA’s executives are relevant and required to sit for deposition. You’re the one that suggested that A...

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by D L X
Fri Dec 04, 2020 1:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA sues DL over the use of the term “Flagship”
Replies: 471
Views: 55153

Re: AA sues DL over the use of the term “Flagship”vices,

American and Delta are still litigating this case, and it's getting nasty. They're currently engaged in a dispute over discovery, specifically over the scheduling of a deposition of a particular AA officer. Delta's court filing from today (Dec. 2) relating to the discovery dispute contains an inter...

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by D L X
Fri Dec 04, 2020 12:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA sues DL over the use of the term “Flagship”
Replies: 471
Views: 55153

Re: AA sues DL over the use of the term “Flagship”

I can understand Delta wanting to win this because it would dilute American's use of the "Flagship" branding and gives them use of a word that is ubiquitously known all over. But as an airline fan from the early 80's, Flagship in my mind is AA all the way. Frankly, I think Delta should co...

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by D L X
Fri Dec 04, 2020 12:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Investigation gone quiet on AA300 incident
Replies: 150
Views: 38303

Re: Investigation gone quiet on AA300 incident

https://youtu.be/Ca-0Bi2lZhg
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VASaviation did a work up of this flight on YouTube. It sure doesn’t sound like the pilots knew they had hit something on takeoff.

This is why I’ve been so interested in this accident.

https://youtu.be/Ca-0Bi2lZhg

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by D L X
Mon Oct 05, 2020 8:03 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: DOT States Masks are not Mandatory
Replies: 111
Views: 7573

Re: DOT States Masks are not Mandatory

I'm 'Anti-Mask' (meaning I don't wear one). I have no issue if you choose to wear one. Individual freedom and liberty are real things. You give the government or anyone in power an inch and they will take a mile (there is no end to this mask crap and that's part of the problem). If I knew it was fo...

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by D L X
Tue Sep 29, 2020 12:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: American Airlines Business & Finance Discussion
Replies: 642
Views: 124101

Re: Doug Parker Statement About AA Never Posting Losses Again

AFCJets, No one is saying you are misQUOTING statistics. We are saying your misUSE of those statistics is dishonest. Your misAPPLICATION of statistics is dishonest. And your misCOMPARISON of statistics is dishonest. You're not even being original. You're quoting Gary Leff, who is himself dishonest....

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by D L X
Mon Sep 28, 2020 2:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: American Airlines Business & Finance Discussion
Replies: 642
Views: 124101

Re: Doug Parker Statement About AA Never Posting Losses Again

Seems to me a CEO would always include qualifying/safe harbor wording in such a statement. For example, "barring an unforeseen external event that would significantly impact air travel we don't not expect to lose money again." Probably a good idea, but in the grand scheme of things, only ...

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by D L X
Mon Sep 28, 2020 1:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: American Airlines Business & Finance Discussion
Replies: 642
Views: 124101

Re: Doug Parker Statement About AA Never Posting Losses Again

Under this flawed logic of selectively picking line items to make an inaccurate point, it’s also accurate to note delta had $9,647 in passenger revenue in 4Q18 but $9,652 in operating expense: lost money doing their core business. https://d18rn0p25nwr6d.cloudfront.net/CIK-0000027904/b58a20af-a704-4...

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