Super Em wrote:
When the stores guy checks inventory they find out it was the last one. As per Delta rules, they cannot loan out their last part. They ask for their part back. Unfortunate but it happens..
Just for clarity, are you saying that you've seen parts installed on an aircraft and then taken back off after finding out it was the last spare they had? Not doubting it, but wondering if it really has happened that way in your experience?
Another point I was just thinking of is, Emirates is one of the largest 777 operators out there and the plane is assembled in Seattle.
Planes need spare parts and supposedly this flight would be carrying spare parts back to Dubai. On here previously there have been threads saying ek don't fly the A380 to SEA as it can't carry as much cargo as the 77W. I can't understand why they needed delta at all.
Even if everything you say is true, do you really believe that every day when their 77Ws take off from SEA that they have one of every spare part? Or that Boeing has every spare part in existence that might be needed on a 77W at the ready?
Sounds like a planted story. This is the result.of an airline spending more on publicity than aircraft leases.
By "planted" do you mean false? Because it'd seem odd that DL would be falsely quoted in the story and not be hitting back in the media as we speak.
This is what used to make the airline world go around; professionals helping each other out when the smelly stuff hit the spinning bits.
This imho is a hint at the future
and could be a subconcious reveal that he US Three seem to be sure that they will no longer need to kiss up to the ME Three even in day to day helpful cooperation ...
Expect massive table tilting by Trump to the advantage of all things American.
Then I am wondering about what the blowback will turn out to be.
Please - just stop. Your anti-American diatribes have become so monotonous that they are ruining the otherwise positive interactions in some threads.
It seems in this case Delta is caught red handed and has dreamed up a sobbing story about not giving up their last precious part to protect humanity.. But that's probably not what many want to hear about an arab airline. Alternative facts come to the rescue & pls. move on.
This thread is a bunch of BS. Delta is under no obligation to help an airline that hasn't properly prepared to have spare parts available for its operation. If a DL 777 diverted to SEA and that part wasn't available because it was on an Emirates airplane then there definitely would have been a problem. Part of the price of your ticket is the reliability of the airline and the expense they've gone through to create a plan for any eventuality.
I don't think it's about DL saying no to EK. I think it's about DL saying yes to EK, letting EK take/install a part, and THEN saying no to EK.
Every airline has maintenance issues come up where a spare part isn't available in their own stores. That's why they agree to work with their fellow carriers to help each other out in those situations. EK and DL apparently are part of that association. That is part of EK preparing for such situations.
I think it's very possible that the folks on the ground in SEA with DL decided to help EK out without considering that it was leaving them without a spare or worrying about being without a spare - one of the two. When someone up the chain found out about it, they said "NO!" While most would say "a deal is a deal", in this case it sounds like the DL guy in SEA went back to EK and said "Sorry - I made a mistake and will need it back". For whatever reason, if the part was already in EK's possession, they gave it back. It might not be anything bigger or more complicated than that. More like an unfortunate combination of circumstances than an outright decision to screw over EK, even if that sounds better to those of us who might enjoy seeing DL once again labeled the bad guy.
Go into your boss and tell him you are going to help out one of your big competitors by giving him a piece of equipment that will get him back in service. Add that you think it would be childish, immature, and morally bankrupt if you don't and he should consider that when making his decision.
Get back to me with the answer.
It happens. In both my current job and in my previous jobs we've worked together on the ground level to help each other out. There will always be considerations from the top folks that might inhibit or encourage such behavior. For example, sometimes helping out a "competitor" over and over makes negotiating certain deals etc more "enjoyable", if you will.