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by jumbojet
Sat Jul 21, 2018 11:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue restructuring operations, to lay off employees
Replies: 83
Views: 12404

Re: JetBlue restructuring operations, to lay off employees

I wouldn't group JetBlue's product in with most other carriers. Who else offers free DirectTv, movies, unlimited soda, juice, snacks (cookies, popcorners, Bluechips, etc) more legroom and free wifi? JetBlue offers a lot more than most and that's not an opinion. I think all of those perks are enough...

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by jumbojet
Fri Jul 20, 2018 10:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines posts Q2 results, fuel expense rose 43%
Replies: 41
Views: 7172

Re: United Airlines posts Q2 results, fuel expense rose 43%

Some of that can be explained by the difference in average length of haul... United has higher ASMs driven mostly by longer hauls, which are cheaper to operate on a CASM basis. Delta, OTOH, carried about 9 million more pax over the quarter, driven mostly by its larger gauge and greater number of de...

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by jumbojet
Fri Jul 20, 2018 10:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines posts Q2 results, fuel expense rose 43%
Replies: 41
Views: 7172

Re: United Airlines posts Q2 results, fuel expense rose 43%

From the PR is this: https://finance.yahoo.com/news/united-2q-earnings-snapshot-202735678.html Ranked first among largest competitors in on-time departures in the quarter. I have never heard this, I thought DL was #1 of the largest carriers. UA is not the first in on-time departures. Go to the DOT ...

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by jumbojet
Thu Jul 19, 2018 10:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 1st Quarter 2018 DOT On-Time Stats
Replies: 3
Views: 374

Re: 1st Quarter 2018 DOT On-Time Stats

Domestic only for the US3 plus B6 and Alaska January 2018 AA departure 83% ranked #7 DL departure 85% ranked #3 UA departure 84% ranked #4 B6 departure 70% ranked #18 AS departure 88% ranked #2 AA arrival 81% ranked #10 DL arrival 86% ranked #2 UA arrival 83% ranked #4 B6 arrival 70% ranked #18 AS a...

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by jumbojet
Thu Jul 19, 2018 9:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 1st Quarter 2018 DOT On-Time Stats
Replies: 3
Views: 374

Re: 1st Quarter 2018 DOT On-Time Stats

What were the on-time numbers for UA, AA, and WN? Those in addition to DL all benchmark against each other. The DOT website is newly designed, cant yet figure out how to run individual airlines. Maybe someone can help? https://www.bts.gov/statistical-releases?shs_term_node_tid_depth=316&field_d...

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by jumbojet
Thu Jul 19, 2018 9:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 1st Quarter 2018 DOT On-Time Stats
Replies: 3
Views: 374

1st Quarter 2018 DOT On-Time Stats

Interesting factual stats taken from the bts.gov website. For the Jan-March quarter, Delta ranked #1 with the highest on-time arrivals rate, coming in ahead of both Alaska and Hawaiian. JetBlue on the other hand had the lowest on-time percentage at a dreary 64.2%. B6 also cancelled nearly 7% of its ...

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by jumbojet
Wed Jul 18, 2018 3:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United & ExpressJet Hassle Pax Over Meds
Replies: 31
Views: 2909

Re: United & ExpressJet Hassle Pax Over Meds

all of these bad PR incidents involving UA lately seem to be occuring with their regional partners. the c-suite may need to adjust their calculus of in-house flying accordingly. sorry but its all the same. United, at the end of the day, its all United.. It will never end. But hey, at least one of t...

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by jumbojet
Tue Jul 17, 2018 12:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Q2 2018 earnings thread
Replies: 46
Views: 6099

Re: Delta Q2 2018 earnings thread

DL747400 wrote:
Interesting that the refinery provided DL with a benefit of ~ $40 Million USD in Q2, 2018.



That info wasnt on the earnings call. Where did you get that from?

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by jumbojet
Fri Jul 13, 2018 9:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United daily double SFO-SIN will cancel LAX-SIN
Replies: 124
Views: 21569

Re: United daily double SFO-SIN will cancel LAX-SIN

Alll of this is true. But UA is going 2x daily on the route. This whole back and forth is around the concept of SQ easily walking over UA on this route... that is just not matching with reality. If UA had cut from daily to less than daily, maybe. But they double capacity. and it remains to be seen ...

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by jumbojet
Fri Jul 13, 2018 9:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United daily double SFO-SIN will cancel LAX-SIN
Replies: 124
Views: 21569

Re: United daily double SFO-SIN will cancel LAX-SIN

UA is not a marginal player, has a big hub in SFO, and connections from the rest of its network. SQ might do better, maybe, but ‘far’ better is a stretch. Plus, what connections are they going after on the SIN end? ULH are targeted at the O/D. Sq can get feed from any number of surrounding nations,...

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by jumbojet
Thu Jul 12, 2018 8:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Q2 2018 earnings thread
Replies: 46
Views: 6099

Re: Delta Q2 2018 earnings thread

Also very interesting, this was mentioned by Glen Hauenstein

Delta Premium Select expanded into the transatlantic during the quarter and by 2021, all of our international widebodies will be equipped with this cabin, which is generating an average bare premium of over 100% to a standard coach seat.

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by jumbojet
Thu Jul 12, 2018 8:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Q2 2018 earnings thread
Replies: 46
Views: 6099

Re: Delta Q2 2018 earnings thread

From the earnings call, Ed Bastian made the following comment: The first half of the year, there were 58 days without a single cancellation across the entire Delta system, an improvement of 23 days versus the same period last year. This is continuing in July. Also Delta connection is currently on a ...

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by jumbojet
Thu Jul 12, 2018 8:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SQ resumes direct SIN-LAX on A359ULR from Nov 2, adds 3 weekly SIN-SFO A359ULR
Replies: 50
Views: 10183

Re: SQ resumes direct SIN-LAX on A359ULR from Nov 2, adds 3 weekly SIN-SFO A359ULR

[ And the just added a second daily. It wouldn’t make any sense for them to walk away. Unless of course, they wind up losing millions on it. It will be interesting to see who's left without a chair when the music stops. I think it will be UA down to one daily SFO-SIN flight with them bringing back ...

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by jumbojet
Thu Jul 12, 2018 8:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Q2 2018 earnings thread
Replies: 46
Views: 6099

Re: Delta Q2 2018 earnings thread

1989worstyear wrote:
Looks like all of the 752's will be gone by 2023 - I'm not sure where else they could trim capacity.


What's going to replace the 757's on the premium transcons, JJFK -LAX/SFO/SEA? Will they go the route of AA and fly only single aisle? Is it a plane DL already has on the order books"?

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by jumbojet
Wed Jul 11, 2018 8:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA to upgrade BOM to 77W from Oct 18
Replies: 48
Views: 6599

Re: UA to upgrade BOM to 77W from Oct 18

amazing how an airline can announce a route which causes another airline to force it to up its game.

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by jumbojet
Wed Jul 11, 2018 7:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United daily double SFO-SIN will cancel LAX-SIN
Replies: 124
Views: 21569

Re: United daily double SFO-SIN will cancel LAX-SIN

UA is not a marginal player, has a big hub in SFO, and connections from the rest of its network. SQ might do better, maybe, but ‘far’ better is a stretch. Plus, what connections are they going after on the SIN end? ULH are targeted at the O/D. I think what he means is, UA has a marginal product com...

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by jumbojet
Thu Jul 05, 2018 4:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta to cut Seattle-Hong Kong, announces Seattle-Osaka
Replies: 308
Views: 28190

Re: Will DL return to HKG?

Not anytime soon. Delta will likely shrink their own metal further in Asia as the JV with KE ramps up. It is a new day for Delta in Asia. No, it is a new SAD day for Delta in Asia. They will take you to Korea, Japan and China. That will be all folks. The management see other codeshare/JV partners a...

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by jumbojet
Thu Jul 05, 2018 4:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta to cut Seattle-Hong Kong, announces Seattle-Osaka
Replies: 308
Views: 28190

Re: Will DL return to HKG?

Not anytime soon. Delta will likely shrink their own metal further in Asia as the JV with KE ramps up. It is a new day for Delta in Asia. pray tell, which routes will this happen on? They are already adding two international destinations on their own metal so if anything, they are doing the opposit...

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by jumbojet
Thu Jul 05, 2018 3:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta to cut Seattle-Hong Kong, announces Seattle-Osaka
Replies: 308
Views: 28190

Re: Will DL return to HKG?

Not anytime soon. Delta will likely shrink their own metal further in Asia as the JV with KE ramps up. It is a new day for Delta in Asia. pray tell, which routes will this happen on? They are already adding two international destinations on their own metal so if anything, they are doing the opposit...

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by jumbojet
Wed Jul 04, 2018 5:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta to serve Mumbai nonstop in 2019
Replies: 455
Views: 46177

Re: Delta to serve Mumbai nonstop in 2019

From JFK it will be the A350. its a done deal.

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by jumbojet
Wed Jul 04, 2018 1:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta to serve Mumbai nonstop in 2019
Replies: 455
Views: 46177

Re: Delta to serve Mumbai nonstop in 2019

I'm not reading through 9 pages of this thread but it looks like JFK-BOM will be flown with the A350

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by jumbojet
Wed Jul 04, 2018 1:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta to serve Mumbai nonstop in 2019
Replies: 455
Views: 46177

Re: ATL-BOM, JFK-BOM revealed to be DL's chosen routes of US-India service

Let me summarize. GA shortchanged DL to the extent of $40 Million The guy who led the effort to stop $40 Million to DL may become GA Governor. State of Georgia is also planning to take over ATL from City of Atlanta What does that have to do with anything? I'm pretty sure the future gov of GA isn't ...

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by jumbojet
Mon Jul 02, 2018 11:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL 777 retrofit, interesting twist
Replies: 77
Views: 11386

Re: DL 777 retrofit, interesting twist

Even at 3-3-3, DLs 772s actually carry more passengers than UAs and AAs do, which I'd assume is what tipped the balance in favor of remaining 3-3-3. Maybe thats because the business cabin, or Delta One cabin, has a lot less seats than AA and UA in their business class cabins so naturally, there are...

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by jumbojet
Sun Jul 01, 2018 9:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United daily double SFO-SIN will cancel LAX-SIN
Replies: 124
Views: 21569

Re: United daily double SFO-SIN will cancel LAX-SIN

[ I can't answer this question with absolute certainty because I don't have access to all of the information required to make a definitive answer but I'm guessing based on what I do know UA SFO-SIN route is probably profitable fora at 10 perhaps 11 month of the year we are probably loosing money on...

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by jumbojet
Sun Jul 01, 2018 8:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Northeast US Heat Wave & Effects on ULH Flights
Replies: 18
Views: 4297

Re: Northeast US Heat Wave & Effects on ULH Flights

I would think just the opposite and that the regionals that are pushed to the max would have more difficulties. Think Phoenix... Anyway, its not really crazy heat. Its in the 90's, its the east coast. What do people expect? 70's and 80's every day? Nothing new for us here. The weather channel and we...

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by jumbojet
Sun Jul 01, 2018 11:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Korean Air 773 suffers from broken axle on landing at NRT
Replies: 69
Views: 15677

Re: Korean Air 773 suffers from broken axle on landing at NRT

Well lucky me! I am actually scheduled to fly ICN-NRT tomorrow, DL 7885 on a 773. Original equipment was a 773 but according to the Korean Air website, its now a 747-400. One last ride on the queen of the skies is in order folks!

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by jumbojet
Sun Jul 01, 2018 4:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United daily double SFO-SIN will cancel LAX-SIN
Replies: 124
Views: 21569

Re: United daily double SFO-SIN will cancel LAX-SIN

[ Yes we are routinely leaving behind freight on a year around basis and during the winter months we are either leaving passengers behind or blocking rows. SFO-SIN we do not have these problems the 789 can handle this route almost on a year around basis we do have to block rows and limit freight fo...

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by jumbojet
Sat Jun 30, 2018 7:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United daily double SFO-SIN will cancel LAX-SIN
Replies: 124
Views: 21569

Re: United daily double SFO-SIN will cancel LAX-SIN

I think the bigger story is this: Less than 18 months after talking the talk, doesnt look like they can walk the walk. I mean, why not drop down to 5x daily like the IAH-SYD flight? Seems that their giving up on LAX to easily. United Airlines Said to Plan Los Angeles Push in Comeback Effort https://...

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by jumbojet
Sat Jun 30, 2018 4:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United daily double SFO-SIN will cancel LAX-SIN
Replies: 124
Views: 21569

Re: United daily double SFO-SIN will cancel LAX-SIN

[ What is surprising is how much demand has grown at SFO that starting later this year SFO will be able to support 3 daily nonstops to SIN 2x daily UA and 1x daily SQ. b. Whoa there cowboy. Put the brakes on for just a minute. Lets even see if SFO can actually support and sustain 3 non-stops to SIN...

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by jumbojet
Sat Jun 30, 2018 1:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta ejects passengers over airplane mode spat
Replies: 177
Views: 15926

Re: Delta ejects passengers over airplane mode spat

And I'll tell you all something else, some airlines (Delta - cough, cough) have better reputations than others (United - AA).. Take it for what you will, but its the truth.

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by jumbojet
Sat Jun 30, 2018 1:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta ejects passengers over airplane mode spat
Replies: 177
Views: 15926

Re: Delta ejects passengers over airplane mode spat

[UA on the attack. DL on the defense. Sky Waitress You three deserve each other. As I mentioned above, a recent negative thread about UA found me taking the side of United so sorry, your comment holds absolutely no water. And, I am not on the defense of Delta, I am merely giving them the benefit of...

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by jumbojet
Sat Jun 30, 2018 1:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta ejects passengers over airplane mode spat
Replies: 177
Views: 15926

Re: Delta ejects passengers over airplane mode spat

[Give me a break Jumbo. You take sides instantly when its anyone but DL and there is plenty of evidence on numerous threads to show this. nonsense! ual763 started a thread not to long ago that attacked a certain UA FA blogger. After doing research and reading as much as I could about the matter, I ...

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by jumbojet
Fri Jun 29, 2018 10:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hawaiian announces daily SMF-OGG service beginning April 2019
Replies: 19
Views: 1969

Re: Hawaiian announces daily SMF-OGG service beginning April 2019

Jeez Louise. How many more people can you really shuffle between Hawaii and the U.S.?

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by jumbojet
Fri Jun 29, 2018 10:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta ejects passengers over airplane mode spat
Replies: 177
Views: 15926

Re: Delta ejects passengers over airplane mode spat

[Batting for both teams there aren't you? No,. I strictly like female companionship. However, I have personally seen a passenger on a Delta flight unnecessarily verbally attack a flight attendant. I'll never forget this, the jackass was sitting in 1A and me, a few rows back. The FA bent over backwa...

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by jumbojet
Fri Jun 29, 2018 10:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA drops ORD-PEK
Replies: 249
Views: 30299

Re: AA drops ORD-PEK

Swadian wrote:
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DL isn't really doing any better in Asia considering they just cut SEA-HKG.

[.


he wasnt suggesting that. He was saying that AA is finally taking a page out DL's playbook and dropping a prestigious route because it is a huge money loser and is best served via other hubs and airports.

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by jumbojet
Fri Jun 29, 2018 9:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta ejects passengers over airplane mode spat
Replies: 177
Views: 15926

Re: Delta ejects passengers over airplane mode spat

[ Come on Jumbo, this isn't a FA for Delta, this is a SkyWorst FA. No need to defend them. Other than what the media posted about the incident, in which the information they got was straight from the affected passengers, how do you, or anyone else for that matter, know what really went down? Where ...

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by jumbojet
Fri Jun 29, 2018 9:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta ejects passengers over airplane mode spat
Replies: 177
Views: 15926

Re: Delta ejects passengers over airplane mode spat

Oh and by the way, the passengers that allegedly 'came to her defense were all part of the same family. I've personally seen plenty of flight attendants get treated like trash by some over entitled elite that thinks they are better than god. Good for this FA for putting her foot down and saying enou...

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by jumbojet
Fri Jun 29, 2018 9:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta ejects passengers over airplane mode spat
Replies: 177
Views: 15926

Re: Delta ejects passengers over airplane mode spat

Extremely poorly handled. What a terrible thing for the FA fo do. She should be terminated for escalating that situation. So I can see that you (and plenty others) have already taken sides and decided that the FA is guilty without even seeing a shred of evidence (like a certain video of a certain p...

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by jumbojet
Thu Jun 28, 2018 12:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta to serve Mumbai nonstop in 2019
Replies: 455
Views: 46177

Re: ATL-BOM, JFK-BOM revealed to be DL's chosen routes of US-India service

ATL is no surprise. They say that in order to get to heaven, you have to pass through ATL. Who is "they"? Obviously ATL isn't anyone's idea of heaven! :wink2: nice try but even I agree that ATL is in no way close to 'heaven'. I didnt even suggest that it was. The only airport to rank that...

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by jumbojet
Thu Jun 28, 2018 10:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Atlantic drops Dubai
Replies: 121
Views: 20203

Re: Virgin Atlantic drops Dubai

Virgin Atlantic will be ending its flights to Dubai in a review of the its network. VS last flight will be scheduled on 31MAR19. The airline has stated that several factors has lead to the decision to withdraw the route. Reservations to Dubai will be open until the last flight. Since Delta effectiv...

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by jumbojet
Thu Jun 28, 2018 10:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta to serve Mumbai nonstop in 2019
Replies: 455
Views: 46177

Re: ATL-BOM, JFK-BOM revealed to be DL's chosen routes of US-India service

ATL is no surprise. They say that in order to get to heaven, you have to pass through ATL. Jet Airways will play a huge role in Delta returning to India. You can't say enough about the connectting opportunties that will benefit travelers with a Delta Jet Airways partnership. Finally, as for this agr...

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by jumbojet
Thu Jun 28, 2018 7:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Widebody Thread - 2018
Replies: 577
Views: 83374

Re: Delta Widebody Thread - 2018

Noteworthy Aircraft Activity 6/27 763: scheduled upgrade from 752 on ATL-DTW-ATL route (N140LL) 763: unscheduled upgrade from 753 on ATL-LAX-ATL route (N1402A) 763ER-high J: FUK-HNL flight cancelled - tech (N180DN) 763ER-low J: ATL-HNL ferry flight - aircraft repositioning (N198DN) 332: JFK-ATL fer...

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by jumbojet
Fri Jun 22, 2018 12:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL launches LAX-Europe on B77L on June 16th
Replies: 62
Views: 14526

Re: DL launches LAX-Europe on B77L on June 16th

As of yesterday, DL still had a 77L stranded in Sydney. There was a post earlier in this thread about lightening damage on landing earlier in the week. Given the limited fleet of 77Ls, I wonder if this is affecting the new LAX-AMS/CDG routes. its N702DN and it ferried from SYD to SIN landing about ...

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by jumbojet
Thu Jun 21, 2018 3:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Aircraft Refurbishment - 2018
Replies: 439
Views: 60986

Re: Delta Aircraft Refurbishment - 2018

N704DK I’ve heard someone mention September. Is that true? I show that there will be 2. N706DN in early September and N864DA later on in the month. 40-60 days a piece in SIN. so, correct me if I'm wrong, but once the first refurbished 777 is cleared by ??? (I forget who does that) do the remaining ...

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by jumbojet
Thu Jun 21, 2018 3:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Problem With United FAs. Even I'm Fuming At This!
Replies: 240
Views: 65350

Re: THE Problem With United FAs. Even I'm Fuming At This!

This blogger, whatever his name is You've been on this forum 15 years... let's not pretend you don't know who Zach Honig is... To me, he definitely comes across as being an over entitled pr%% and a professional instigator.[/quote I have been on this forum for a while too and I check it on a daily b...

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by jumbojet
Thu Jun 21, 2018 1:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Aircraft Refurbishment - 2018
Replies: 439
Views: 60986

Re: Delta Aircraft Refurbishment - 2018

now that N863DA is back from mods, which 777 goes in next?

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by jumbojet
Thu Jun 21, 2018 1:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Problem With United FAs. Even I'm Fuming At This!
Replies: 240
Views: 65350

Re: THE Problem With United FAs. Even I'm Fuming At This!

This blogger, whatever his name is You've been on this forum 15 years... let's not pretend you don't know who Zach Honig is... To me, he definitely comes across as being an over entitled pr%% and a professional instigator. Really? You're entitled to your opinion, but I think in his most recent writ...

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by jumbojet
Thu Jun 21, 2018 12:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 1068
Views: 373251

Re: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018

DL #11, MSN210 online with it's final registation: N511DN https://www.flightradar24.com/N511DN/11b0b262 Delivery flight to Atlanta is online: https://www.flightradar24.com/DAL9940/1cc46d4d I think thats it for a while as far as A350's being assembled for DL goes. Next one, #12, is not for a while :...

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