Out Of Planes, American Airlines Abandons Israel Until Fall To Fund Europe Flight [Roundup]

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  1. US airlines are and will be the most vulnerable to security not just in Israel but throughout the world. While other airlines may be restarting Israel, no US airline is or will restart Israel until the war is over. Israel sets the timeline for when it is satisfied.
    AA was the last to jump back into Israel before; DL and UA are likely to restart NYC as soon as they can but Israel as a market and DL and UA’s routes outside of NYC will be the last to return.
    DL has an advantage with its partnership with El Al which is still flying.

  2. So some Mormon drinks too much, runs over his wife with a car, and Delta is somehow responsible for his actions? I don’t want to go all Tim Dunn but this is in no way Delta’s fault. The whole “It’s not my fault because she made me mad/I don’t take personal responsibility for my actions/I conveniently don’t remember what happened/I drank too much but that’s not my fault either defense is serious weak sauce.

  3. Christian nails this.

    Delta would (and probably should) assume that the non-drunk spouse is the one that would be driving, or they are taking an Uber etc.

    If airlines are going to be legally responsible for getting passengers to their final destination (i.e. ground travel as well) without said passenger drunk driving, then **shocker** they would just stop serving alcohol.

  4. Larger bins aren’t going to make a difference if FAs aren’t going to repetitively, directly coach/tell people to load them correctly. (And hell, they barely bother with ‘wheels first’ .)

    *Yes, there are illustrated placards in the new bins. If anyone expects pax to notice, read, and comply with them is delusional.

  5. Larger bins aren’t going to make a difference when FAs insist you gate check to make their life easier and when airlines, AA, put in such tight schedules people barely have time to get on the plane before they want to shut the doors and push back.

  6. Why would anyone fly cattle car Southwest and their cheery customer service when you can kick your feet up and fly the universe’s #1 premier airline, Delta? And you can earn priceless SkyPesos to boot!

  7. According to Mr. Dunn’s posts over the years, Delta’s main advantage is its status as the world’s only PERFECT airline.

  8. @Timothy Dunn
    You’re right about the Skypesos! I’m going to cash in my pension and precious metals and purchase Skypesos. No matter what I’ll at least be able to fly once from Wichita to Cleveland on a red eye, in a middle seat next to the toilet with a 7 hour layover in Atlanta. Once.

  9. When Tim Dunn wakes up on Sunday, and heads over here to meticulously respond to each of the comments with his name on them, we all win!
    You are right – forget the Super Bowl.

  10. AA doesn’t and can’t compete well in the long haul market…their fleet is inadequate in number and size…it is a shame. Retiring the 330 fleet was short sighted and cancelling the 350 orders puts too much of their long haul fleet in one category…smaller and more fuel efficient. While this should be part of a long haul fleet to service smaller markets, running two or three flights to fill demand when one or two would suffice leads to crowded airspace and that is more inefficient overall…plus premium products can’t be offered on smaller craft the same way they can on larger.

  11. Liquor liability is a real thing, Delta may face a huge fine on that case. They will show the lack of tips training and such in addition to the other issues.

  12. In my experience, DAL is the best amongst the big US3 in just about every way. But I’m curious why someone feels the need to repeatedly point that out, and even more curious as to why so many react so disparagingly against said person for doing so. There’s nothing at stake here that I can see. It’s just an unfeeling and greedy corporation, like any other, that happens to execute better than its peers. I guess it’s like the Super Bowl, where people become emotionally invested in an outcome that have no consequence?

  13. Enough with all the nonsense so we can focus on what’s really important.

    Which UC is the gelato machine in?

  14. “When people wake up on Sunday thinking of me, I have won”

    Ah genius….they are not thinking about you for positive reasons. That you welcome this sort of attention is not a healthy thing.

  15. If you are waking up thinking about someone on the internet, the problem is solely yours. Period.

    AA is still not missing out on anything to Israel.

  16. Tim, UA makes a load of money off its Israel routes. Delta has not been able to manage so well, and AA has really done atrocious for some reason. Not sure why the other can’t figure it out when UA makes a killing off it.

  17. UA isn’t making anything to Israel right now.

    and they didn’t outperform DL on a system wide basis in the first 3 quarters of 2023 before Hamas attacked Israel and the war started.
    Please do tell us what UA lost money on that offset their massive TLV profits.

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