I think Florida, Texas, Colorado have some of the most successful governors at the moment. (Washington, Utah and Tennessee honorable mention) Their policies are allowing tremendous growth in wealth & affluence (and population). High end millennials are moving to these places. This is overall a g...Jump to post
So much for DL having a focus city. It feels like AUS has turned into a never-ending game of chicken between AA and WN. I'm curious as to where all these new flights are going to fit now when AUS was pretty gate-constrained pre-COVID, like others have pointed out. Its going to be interesting to see...Jump to post
AA overall would have a bigger FF base than DL. I think they will protect AUS aggressively. It is a 5 million population city in the future, among the wealthiest. So it is a major strategic prize, even if it loses money right now. I won't say the losses are irrelevant, but AUS is such a big strategi...Jump to post
She has to claim this because it is her only chance of overcoming an at-will-employment firing . Being a woman is not a protected class, though. This woman is clearly off-kilter somehow, IMO, but it raises a larger question about at-will employment and how the imbalance of power continues in which ...Jump to post
Honestly surprised this move came from a social democrat led government. Everyone would have expected such a move from the far right, but not the soc dems.. The Social Democratic Party of Denmark has moved so far to the right in terms of immigration policies that they ressemble any other right wing...Jump to post
She has maybe half a case, because if she were a different race the incident would not have gone viral. But do I feel bad for her? Not at all. She was such a textbook Karen here, threatening use of police as an instrument of violence. She knows what she did here, and she said it on tape. IIRC the g...Jump to post
She has maybe half a case, because if she were a different race the incident would not have gone viral. But do I feel bad for her? Not at all. She was such a textbook Karen here, threatening use of police as an instrument of violence. She knows what she did here, and she said it on tape. IIRC the gu...Jump to post
It does not specify if it is on company time. If it is on company time, then it is not volunteer work, it is fully paid. It would be an "optional work assignment" to be done during the workday. Yet the article is trying to imply something that it is a charitable effort. Let's see if the ar...Jump to post
The people bellyaching about this certainly have no problem with a lot of these very same companies donating boat loads to republicans pushing election fraud lies, ramping up voter suppression, and trying to pass hundreds of bills in some of the ugliest display of anti LGBT insanity in a generation...Jump to post
How can something with zero ownership cost be much of a liability? It is A380s and un-needed brand new aircraft that are airline liabilities at the moment. Consider DL and its A350s. Super expensive aircraft. Super not profitable so far. If DL wanted to retire them, it would retire them. And Yes, th...Jump to post
A few secondhand people I've spoken with, not much handling details. But just cool careers (1) Guy started on Lockheed Starlifter and Jetstar, then flew Falcons/Gulfstreams for his career. I think Gulfstream V was his favorite (2) Guy flew C-9 Skytrain and now flies 744F/748F (still a young man). He...Jump to post
The USDA inspection service and FDA are crowning achievements in our civilization. The US demonstrates how the government can inspect all meat, even at colossal scale. We have been there done that. Really? Overuse of antibiotics in farm animals (inc the US) is the main driver of antibiotic resistan...Jump to post
By our standards, yeah, that's a logical concern. But their cultural values are obviously different. This is why epidemiologists have had a keen eye on East/SE Asia and West Africa for years with very high likelihood something would emerge from these wet markets. Sure our standards are different, b...Jump to post
I found this interview... enlightening and scary: https://centreforaviation.com/analysis/reports/capa-live-air-lease-executive-chairman-steven-udvar-hazy-561543 - "Many airlines have mortgaged everything, their planes, their slots, their airport terminals, their ground facilities, their freque...Jump to post
Says more about buyer's personality than it does about AirbusJump to post
Austin has a LOT of tech money going in. Many, many thousands of affluent tech workers. Workers who can easily plunk down for a Hawaii vacation. Mind you, telecommuting also allows _remote working from Hawaii_ while remaining on US soil. And the timezone is favorable, you just wake up early and log ...Jump to post
What if they meowed like kitty cats?Jump to post
The one decent point many of us might agree with is that private companies should not become merged with political regimes. That happens in enough terrible countries. We don't need it in the USA.
The employee has one vote. Delta has zero. Employee 1, Delta 0 (and accurately called on it).
But it's a issue that this industry will have to get a handle on sooner rather than later. True, but it's a war with dual fronts: one of science, one of propaganda. It's imperative to win the former, but not sure how one does that in light of the latter. :( Unfortunately, I feel the airline industr...Jump to post
Offsets used to electrify the economy and accelerate wind/solar could be fairly tangible and transparent. Ground transportation has immense 'low hanging fruit'. Residence and commercial heating/cooling are another immense part of energy consumption. Concrete and steel production are another opportu...Jump to post
It's a money grab. NYT is demanding payments to enviro-financial industry. Perhaps it will work. It’s fun to completely fabricate things from your imagination :roll: There is no viable technology alternative to Jet-A combustion in the near future (<20 years). This is about carbon taxes. The affluen...Jump to post
It's a money grab.
NYT is demanding payments to enviro-financial industry. Perhaps it will work. Anyway, if it is $1 per gallon of jet fuel, it is burdensome, but very feasible for airline passengers, who tend to be affluent. This is a battle between 2 groups of rich people.
So you don't think mental illness has anything at all to do with mass shootings? Columbine, Sandy Hook, Aurora, Virginia Tech all can be traced to mental illness. Then, at the same time, we have "I'll teach them a lesson" types like Charleston and El Paso where closing the gun show loopho...Jump to post
Simpe Flying was stating that AAB is ready to order new planes to replace both the A350s and B787s, if any manufacturer commits to a new type. Link: https://simpleflying.com/qatar-airways-787-a350-replacements/ LOL what does that even mean ?! It sounds psycho. How is it environmentally friendly to ...Jump to post
They are rising because of low interest rates, unprecedented government stimulus / record high household incomes, record high credit scores giving people access to loans they would not ordinarily get, inflation caused by this ocean of money, institutional investors getting more adept at buying and m...Jump to post
Oh gosh that is precious. The reason the A380 was a mistake was financial. It did not make money for Airbus nor for the carriers who bought it, relative to alternatives like 77W. With the possible exception of Emirates, and that argument relies heavily on goodwill. To paint this story with 2020s cli...Jump to post
Anyway, the captain stated during one of his announcements that this was "unprecedented" so it led me to wonder how often a mistake of this degree typically occurs. It doesn't happen often but considering your average fueler isn't exactly a Rhodes Scholar, it isn't "unprecedented&quo...Jump to post
Democrats have done their share of city burnings and mass school closings in the past year. They are not angels. Moralizing to kids about social justice while we celebrate clear, proud racial quotas at Harvard. Super impressive. Nobody said anything about "moralizing to kids about social justi...Jump to post
Democrats have done their share of city burnings and mass school closings in the past year. They are not angels.
Moralizing to kids about social justice while we celebrate clear, proud racial quotas at Harvard. Super impressive.
Can somebody explain the difference between turboprop and UDF please? They appear to have different configuration, but I have no idea the advantages of UDF over turboprop. The first article is fairly lengthy, but should help. https://www.britannica.com/technology/jet-engine/Turboprops-propfans-and-...Jump to post
Do we still want that after Fukushima and Chernobyl. Hell yes we do. Chernobyl was caused by a flawed design, and Fukushima was a man-made accident, triggered by natural hazards, that could and should have been avoided. I agree we should have more nuclear, but saying Fukushima was "a man-made ...Jump to post
In a normal market, you need several fungible suppliers that you can choose between. Otherwise it is a total monopoly and the maker can set the price to infinity (or just stop selling to you, dooming your product). Automakers should have thought about strategic sourcing. Chip industry is too concent...Jump to post
Delta: We appreciate your hard work and here is your outsized profit sharing check to show our gratitude. Employees: This is a great company to work for. Delta: We got this problem. We need some volunteers to work the Sky Clubs..for whatever reason.. it would really help us. And it’s volunteer Empl...Jump to post
So after watching my girlfriend get a 100+% return on her investment in ethereum, I imagine it was time for me to jump in the gray of cryptocurrency. I threw in some money to ethereum via Coinbase and have that much after a ~1.4% fee. So as with most millennials and investing, I know next to nothin...Jump to post
Delta is losing money right now and is unable to compete with the government for these workers. I just want to address this briefly, since it’s been mentioned a few times in this thread — the research shows that enhanced UI benefits haven’t really led to people choosing to stay unemployed. While th...Jump to post
CDC says fully vaccinated people don't need to wear face masks indoors or outdoors in most settings says: Fully vaccinated people no longer need to wear a face mask or stay 6 feet away from others in most settings, whether outdoors or indoors, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said in ...Jump to post
Maybe I've missed some nuance, but why should salaried employees be paid extra for doing the company's work on the company's time, especially when they are not required to take these shifts? It's not a nuance, really, of salaried employment. One is hired for a specific role. The company asking the ...Jump to post
Basically this gets into semantics about what a "battery" even is. A battery is a whole bunch of hazardous chemicals that contain energy. Hydrogen is an example of a substance that can be converted into electricity. The power density would need to be 50% as good as Jet-A to accomplish wha...Jump to post
Basically this gets into semantics about what a "battery" even is. A battery is a whole bunch of hazardous chemicals that contain energy. Hydrogen is an example of a substance that can be converted into electricity. The power density would need to be 50% as good as Jet-A to accomplish what...Jump to post
1. The Californians SNL skit is what this reminds me of 2. LAX has low airfares because it is a large capacity, competitive airport where no airline or alliance dominates. Many networks serve it, at large enough capacity to have economies of scale individually. ONT either could become a one airline ...Jump to post