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Emirates says Seattle flight delayed 6 hours as Delta withheld $300 spare partA Boeing 777 that was to fly from Seattle to Dubai was delayed for more than six hours by a mechanical issue. Emirates acquired and installed a spare part from Delta’s local engineering office but a senior manager later ordered that it be removed, Emirates said. (www.seattletimes.com) More...
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You forgot to mention that US taxpayers pay for the aircraft carrier battle groups that defend Dubai
they don't defend Dubai, they defend the US's interests there: oil. Fact is that a US citizen on average uses twice the energy that a citizen from the EU uses. So maybe stop transporting one person in a 5.000 pound F150 ?
Your Ford comment misses that it is a 4x4 that never leaves the pavement.
The plane is assembled miles from SEA. So why not put a call into Boeing ? There is a lot of ass kissing boeing needs to do to please one its biggest customers - hell they probably had one of the EK birds on the flight line in Everett. Am I crazy to think a cab ride could have saved hours here??
I'm sure there is some contract somewhere that prevents the logical scenario which you just presented from actually happening. Your solution would have allowed for an efficient, timely repair. Logic doesn't seem to have a place in "airline games".
So much of our economy depends on air travel, 9 11 destroyed it and years of growth too.
Yet we have to compete in an unfair world market with subsidized companies like Emirates.
And were all just sleeping thinking it will go away.