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  1. Howard Hughes

    Delta/NWA/AF/KLM/Alitalia Megacarrier Insights....

    Comments from another board which I tend to agree with. AF and DL: Creating the First Global Megacarrier There has clearly been a lot of talk about mergers in the anticipation that the long-awaited consolidation of the US airline industry may finally be upon us as DL makes the first in...
  2. Howard Hughes

    Alaska 261 Animated Footage.....

    Sad that this could have been prevented. There has always been that constant struggle between management trying to improve the bottom line vs safety. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qqDctxTEXrQ&mode=related&search=
  3. Howard Hughes

    Delta and Salt Lake City

    Any of you Delta guys here about a possible fllight direct to Europe from Salt Lake City? Also I'm assuming the "growth" is speaking to regional jets. Any word on the rumoured 20 to 60 MD-90's from China Southern Delta's was looking to place in SLC? Would these take back some routes that had...
  4. Howard Hughes

    DELTA vs SWA from another thread....

    Just thought I would post my response to this question from the regional thread FYI. Not looking to get into a pissing contest with SWA guys. You have a niche in the industry and have a good pay scale. What I write are my personal tastes and opinions only so dont take it as a personal attack...
  5. Howard Hughes

    More on the Delta's transformation...

    http://www.forbes.com/free_forbes/2007/0521/044.html?partner=yahoomag Gerald Grinstein put bankrupt Delta Air Lines back in line to take on the leaders. His strategy: Be nice to your customers and employees. With the cutbacks, which allowed Grinstein to lower fares, Delta now boasts a cost...
  6. Howard Hughes

    Delta to start hiring 50 a month in June or July

    Could see 500 or more hired this year when all is said and done. Source? Director of training. Even if not 500 total this year, two classes of 24 a month being scheduled at least through April of next year.
  7. Howard Hughes

    Airtran and Southwest upset about pilot add

    I would think Skybus and Virgin America would be at the front of this protest line. They need to make another add targeting the Regional shiny jet syndrom guys and those hiring on with less than 500 hours. http://www.l1011.homestead.com/DiscountPilot.html
  8. Howard Hughes

    Delta expects to soar after exiting Chapter 11

    http://www.usatoday.com/money/industries/travel/2007-04-23-delta-1b-usat_N.htm?csp=N008
  9. Howard Hughes

    Mystery 787 order still heating up....

    http://www.atwonline.com/news/story.html?storyID=8656
  10. Howard Hughes

    Delta/ Air France Trip Report.....Pax Perspective

    Kind of fun to a travel abroad from the perspective of one of the passengers. Scroll down through the pics. Wow, Air France has some nice seats. Cant wait to see the new Delta lay down seats being installed. Also a solumn moment towards the end of the trip report when a deceased soldiers casket...
  11. Howard Hughes

    The Infamous Pan Am/ KLM Crash....

    Just a reminder not to let yourself get into a rush. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r84EA-xTIKo&mode=related&search=
  12. Howard Hughes

    Speculation that Delta might get two 777's earlier than planned

    There is also talk of India. http://www.airliners.net/discussions/general_aviation/read.main/3360650/
  13. Howard Hughes

    Apparently the Concords Delta wing wasnt so good for Xwind Landings...

    Can you say weathervane. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=79LE4ty_gkM&eurl=
  14. Howard Hughes

    U.S. Airline Merger Predictions

    Just when you thought mergers where dead for a while...here's where I see things headed over the next 24 months related to mergers. It’s going to break down something like this: Delta will buy Northwest with stock and some cash (creative financing) sometime between first and third quarter...
  15. Howard Hughes

    Delta Rumor Mill....

    These are not my words. I just got this off another forum. Comments? Hope things are looking up. Just got this today. First, I want to explain a little about the Executive Jet agreement. One of the reasons we signed this contract is to tie up our gates in LAX and keep them from being...
  16. Howard Hughes

    Question For Delta Pilots RE Pilot to Plane Ratios

    I was just looking at some Delta stats and noticed they currently show 438 airplanes with 6850 active pilots. By my calculations thats aprox 15 pilots per airplane. Is this normal? I also noticed United has 460 airplanes with 8000 active pilots producing an average of 18 pilots per plane. If...
  17. Howard Hughes

    New Delta Destinations?

    Just saw this on another message board. GL or anyone else have something to add? Rumor has it Delta will be announcing more new destinations from JFK. There is to be a media event this month in New York, where the new "branding" will also be unveiled. A complete revamp of the antiquated Pan Am...
  18. Howard Hughes

    Ha Ha, I missed an Eagle Interview that I was'nt even aware of

    3/1/2007 (name removed) Pilot Candidate Dear (name removed), We missed you on your recently scheduled interview with American Eagle Airlines. If you missed your interview due to difficulty with your flight or other reasons beyond your control, please contact us and we would be happy to...
  19. Howard Hughes

    Alaska Airlines CEO on youtube

    Gives a synopsis of whats been going on and going forward at Alaska as they approach their 75 year anniversary. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S2-U2X_Arw0 And an older not so well done and kinda corny commercial for Alaska http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nOCjespRx3I Do you think the...
  20. Howard Hughes

    CRJ 1000 "Stretch"

    I much prefer the EMB 190 jet for looks and comfort but for similar seating and economics this airplane will be hard to beat. It will weigh 25,000 pounds less than the its similar EMB counterpart and 15% better operating economics. My pet peeve is that I still cant stand up completely in it and...
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