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Eldee5 04-03-2021 07:34 PM

Seat caps temporarily lifted April 4-5
 
How about that? Oh boy...

Drum 04-03-2021 07:38 PM

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Originally Posted by Eldee5 (Post 3216340)
How about that? Oh boy...

Virtue signaling meets reality???

TegridyFarms 04-03-2021 07:39 PM

Pilots can help by scheduling vaccines on off days. A jab at us must be required before any operational related email goes out. Unless it’s a leap year. Then it’s the leap years fault.

Eldee5 04-03-2021 07:41 PM

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Originally Posted by Drum (Post 3216344)
Virtue signaling meets reality???

You don’t say. The fact that they posted this on the eve of April 4th is the real takeaway here.

fishforfun 04-04-2021 03:32 AM

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Originally Posted by TegridyFarms (Post 3216345)
Pilots can help by scheduling vaccines on off days. A jab at us must be required before any operational related email goes out. Unless it’s a leap year. Then it’s the leap years fault.

You know, I remember during indoc being told to just be honest and fess up any mistakes. Guess that only applies to groups with union representation.

This is where the union needs to step up and point out the glaring problems and that they have nothing to do with vaccines. GMAFB.

GSWC or nothing else.

Eldee5 04-04-2021 05:55 AM

And then this:
https://pointsmilesandmartinis.board...affing-issues/
82 flights!

DeltaboundRedux 04-04-2021 06:57 AM

On this Easter, I believe the high priests have made a sacrifice to the gods of Covid with the holy blood of the foggable antiseptic spray. They were pleased with the offering and have made the middle seat available to two days.

Any longer than two days will invoke their terrible wrath with a most awful new variant of the ‘rona. Do not test their patience.


It’s science, people. You wouldn’t argue with science, would you?

notEnuf 04-04-2021 07:04 AM

This 2 day experimental study will prove the viability of the middle seat during a financial crisis also known as Q2 or May.

freezingflyboy 04-04-2021 07:28 AM

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Originally Posted by DeltaboundRedux (Post 3216478)
On this Easter, I believe the high priests have made a sacrifice to the gods of Covid with the holy blood of the foggable antiseptic spray. They were pleased with the offering and have made the middle seat available to two days.

Any longer than two days will invoke their terrible wrath with a most awful new variant of the ‘rona. Do not test their patience.


It’s science, people. You wouldn’t argue with science, would you?

It's almost as if science and religion share more in common than most people are willing to admit...
Both are frequently misused by those in power to coerce and control the actions and attitudes of others. And fools are often easily mislead and corrupted by both. But both can be useful in their own way when accompanied by a healthy dose of skepticism and critical thought.

SonicFlyer 04-04-2021 07:33 AM

Wow good thing Corona is going to be dormant this Easter weekend :rolleyes:

MasterOfPuppets 04-04-2021 11:59 AM

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Originally Posted by Buck Rogers (Post 3216609)
If you are just here to troll, might I suggest your own forum?

hmmm.....thought that was a fairly sophisticated joke......the problem with our country is no one laughs anymore. It doesn’t matter what side of the fence you’re on for that joke.

Happy Easter!

Speed Select 04-04-2021 12:10 PM

Any idea if this continues? How does the airline go back to, “For your safety...”?

With the purported number of greenies going out, would it be more advantageous to rip off the bandaid three weeks early (5/1, no middle seat blocks) and start filling seats/jets? CDC did give a nod to “safe” travel, not just travel on Delta.

Hedley 04-04-2021 12:14 PM

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Originally Posted by MasterOfPuppets (Post 3216645)
hmmm.....thought that was a fairly sophisticated joke......the problem with our country is no one laughs anymore. It doesn’t matter what side of the fence you’re on for that joke.

Happy Easter!

It wasn’t all that sophisticated. I got it. Thought it was funny too.

Hawaii50 04-04-2021 12:21 PM

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Originally Posted by MasterOfPuppets (Post 3216645)
hmmm.....thought that was a fairly sophisticated joke......the problem with our country is no one laughs anymore. It doesn’t matter what side of the fence you’re on for that joke.

Happy Easter!

I laughed. Seems like in the end we should all be on the same side. You’re welcome here anytime, especially with that screen name.

Drum 04-04-2021 12:27 PM

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Originally Posted by DeltaboundRedux (Post 3216478)
On this Easter, I believe the high priests have made a sacrifice to the gods of Covid with the holy blood of the foggable antiseptic spray. They were pleased with the offering and have made the middle seat available to two days.

Any longer than two days will invoke their terrible wrath with a most awful new variant of the ‘rona. Do not test their patience.


It’s science, people. You wouldn’t argue with science, would you?

Thou shall make it 2. Not 3. Most surely not 1. 5 is out of the question

Thouest make it be 2 so that the people rejoice and feast on pheasants, and geese, and fruit bats and orangutans.

Thouest shall surely not exceed 2 as thest making 3 would meet with most certain scorn and ridicule.

No, verily, thy days shall be....2

notEnuf 04-04-2021 01:00 PM

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Originally Posted by Speed Select (Post 3216651)
Any idea if this continues? How does the airline go back to, “For your safety...”?

With the purported number of greenies going out, would it be more advantageous to rip off the bandaid three weeks early (5/1, no middle seat blocks) and start filling seats/jets? CDC did give a nod to “safe” travel, not just travel on Delta.

This is what they will have to do.

notEnuf 04-04-2021 01:03 PM

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Originally Posted by Drum (Post 3216658)
Thou shall make it 2. Not 3. Most surely not 1. 5 is out of the question

Thouest make it be 2 so that the people rejoice and feast on pheasants, and geese, and fruit bats and orangutans.

Thouest shall surely not exceed 2 as thest making 3 would meet with most certain scorn and ridicule.

No, verily, thy days shall be....2

What, no most splendid and delicious pangolin? I gave it up for lent and now I'm absolved, and hankerin' for some tail.

Drum 04-04-2021 01:07 PM

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Originally Posted by notEnuf (Post 3216681)
What, no most splendid and delicious pangolin? I gave it up for lent and now I'm absolved, and hankerin' for some tail.

I guess you don't know much Monty Python?

Yeah Pangolins.wr have a used in here with that handle. Didn't want to disturb him

DeltaboundRedux 04-04-2021 01:14 PM

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Originally Posted by Drum (Post 3216682)
I guess you don't know much Monty Python?

Yeah Pangolins.wr have a used in here with that handle. Didn't want to disturb him

Well I got it immediately.

Youngsters have no respect for the classics. :)

notEnuf 04-04-2021 01:17 PM

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Originally Posted by Drum (Post 3216682)
I guess you don't know much Monty Python?

Yeah Pangolins.wr have a used in here with that handle. Didn't want to disturb him

I get it. I was trying to make a double entendre Easter joke. I'll stop now.

3 green 04-04-2021 02:11 PM

Isn't Delta mgmt just admitting the seat blocking is a joke since they couldn't fill those seats anyway due to lack of travelers? Now when loads are higher they figure it's ok to spread Covid for a couple of days?

Wolf424 04-04-2021 02:24 PM

Any “loyalty” we built with the extended seat blocking has vanished.

Now, we are simply behind everyone else in terms of the recovery.

JamesBond 04-04-2021 02:40 PM

Well, we had a good run. I am glad I was at Delta in the hayday.

DeltaboundRedux 04-04-2021 02:52 PM

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Originally Posted by JamesBond (Post 3216731)
Well, we had a good run. I am glad I was at Delta in the hayday.

Me too.

Richard Anderson made it look easy. The man was a no kidding genius. The best ones make it look easy.

I'll never forget the 2 times I was working and he stuck his head up in the cockpit to chat up the pilots.** Truly brilliant people can talk to the left side of the bell curve types without sounding forced, condescending, or patronizing. Anderson excelled at this.

While he might not have been a "friend" to pilots/FA's/definitely-not-mechanics, he knew how to make an extremely complex and capital intensive business profitable beyond belief.

Can you believe Delta used to be "investment grade"?!?

At this point, I'd be happy for a plodder who just wants profits. Sweet, sweet profit. Share or not, I don't much care.


**(Leslie Neilson routinely sticking his head up in the cockpit of the MD-88 NYC shuttle flights and delivering the line was WAY more fun though)

WickedSmaht 04-04-2021 03:13 PM

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Originally Posted by Drum (Post 3216658)
Thou shall make it 2. Not 3. Most surely not 1. 5 is out of the question

Thouest make it be 2 so that the people rejoice and feast on pheasants, and geese, and fruit bats and orangutans.

Thouest shall surely not exceed 2 as thest making 3 would meet with most certain scorn and ridicule.

No, verily, thy days shall be....2

I fart in your general direction. Your mother was a hamster and your father smelled of elderberries. Now, lobbeth the Holy Optimizer...

I kid, I kid! Happy Easter...

Av8rPHX 04-04-2021 06:30 PM

How are they going to spin reinstating the middle seat restrictions for the next 25 days? Will they come out and admit that it isn’t about safety,but it’s about the dollar bills they are saving in not having to shell out for denied boarding compensation,hotels and meal vouchers?


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Av8rPHX 04-04-2021 06:40 PM

Nonrevs apparently are disease ridden though,as they weren’t boarded today if flights had open middle seats


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vyperdriver 04-06-2021 07:52 AM

Relative to the topic gang, I flew nearly 150 folks from MIA this weekend in a A-320. Felt pretty good, although some pax were quite unhappy with middle seats being filled.

notEnuf 04-06-2021 08:12 AM

The next new marketing campaign will be 2for1 or 3for2. Buy the middle seat and we will guarantee it will be empty.

Speed Select 04-06-2021 09:36 AM

Although I pretty much totally agree with Vyperdriver, any idea what’s going on with the middle seat? Are we back to blocking it?

Buck Rogers 04-06-2021 09:39 AM

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Originally Posted by Speed Select (Post 3217676)
Although I pretty much totally agree with Vyperdriver, any idea what’s going on with the middle seat? Are we back to blocking it?

Quit trying to hijack this thread about reparations.....stay on track....what is wrong with you!!!:)

Buck Rogers 04-06-2021 09:41 AM

Oh crap....my bad.....this is a tread about seat caps....not reparations.....so sorry... my apologies ...you were right on track!

gloopy 04-06-2021 09:43 AM

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Originally Posted by notEnuf (Post 3217619)
The next new marketing campaign will be 2for1 or 3for2. Buy the middle seat and we will guarantee it will be empty.

LOL exactly!

On the one hand claiming the empty seat policy is driving eye watering premiums that are the envy of the industry, but on the other hand basically admitting that it nets less than just selling the seats in the first place, is basically proof that the juice isn't worth the squeeze.

Want an empty seat guaranteed? Buy the seat. Easy peasy. Double the miles too amirite?

notEnuf 04-06-2021 10:00 AM

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Originally Posted by Buck Rogers (Post 3217678)
Quit trying to hijack this thread about reparations.....stay on track....what is wrong with you!!!:)

...that's twice now you've used that word in this thread... WTFIWWY ;)

Scoop 04-06-2021 10:37 AM

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Originally Posted by Buck Rogers (Post 3217679)
Oh crap....my bad.....this is a tread about seat caps....not reparations.....so sorry... my apologies ...you were right on track!


Yes - Stay on topic folks. Partisan political posts will be removed.

Thanks Scoop

notEnuf 04-06-2021 10:56 AM

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Originally Posted by Scoop (Post 3217723)
Yes - Stay on topic folks. Partisan political posts will be removed.

Thanks Scoop

...have been removed...

Just when you start having fun, the cops show up! :mad:

ShyGuy 04-06-2021 11:00 AM

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Originally Posted by Eldee5 (Post 3216340)
How about that? Oh boy...

Science shows that Covid won't spread on a plane with middle seats occupied, so as long as the occupied seats are due to pilot staffing issues.

BlueMoon 04-06-2021 11:07 AM

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Originally Posted by 3 green (Post 3216715)
Isn't Delta mgmt just admitting the seat blocking is a joke since they couldn't fill those seats anyway due to lack of travelers? Now when loads are higher they figure it's ok to spread Covid for a couple of days?


They filled them whenever it was convenient for them anyway.

Showed up for my Flight in March and Board the plane and find someone sitting next to me. Ask the FA what’s up. Oh we changed the policy.

Ok, so stop advertising it. It may or may not help Covid, but when given the choice to have more room of course I’ll pay more if I know airline A is blocking seats and airline B isn’t.

Buck Rogers 04-06-2021 11:59 AM

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Originally Posted by Scoop (Post 3217723)
Yes - Stay on topic folks. Partisan political posts will be removed.

Thanks Scoop

Sorry.....I guess my humor went over some heads....I had two posts in a row( #31, #32 ...intentional) with a smiley face attempting to keep it on seat caps. Seems like no matter what the subject....woke/anti woke politics enters....."AND THEY"RE OFF!!!!!!!"


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