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by jumbojet
Sun Dec 24, 2017 2:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will there ever be a substantial relief airport for ATL?
Replies: 49
Views: 5145

Re: Will there ever be a substantial relief airport for ATL?

vadodara wrote:

DL squatting over the only A380 capable gate to spite Qatar was a little distasteful.


Incorrect. The only thing distaseful about that incident was Qatar not playing by the rule book and wanting to do things their way. ATL and the aviation industry does not work like that.

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by jumbojet
Sat Dec 23, 2017 6:37 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Linda Jojo explains UA’s investment in technology and development of United app
Replies: 11
Views: 1974

Re: Linda Jojo explains UA’s investment in technology and development of United app

My problem with UA is this. The UA brand is probably one of the more well known airline names worldwide yet they always seem to be two - three steps behind their direct competitors...in everything. It was at one point, probably not to long ago, that UA were the leaders in technology, hard and soft p...

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by jumbojet
Sat Dec 23, 2017 1:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will there ever be a substantial relief airport for ATL?
Replies: 49
Views: 5145

Re: Will there ever be a substantial relief airport for ATL?

short answer is no. Like it or not, ATL is going to get a lot bigger. ATL's 2016 master plan includes a new 6th runway and a brand new 'G' concourse. Also, concourse D and T will become expanded and extended. If need be, and this is way further down the line, they're plans to build a 'H' and 'I' con...

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by jumbojet
Thu Dec 21, 2017 2:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Power outage in ATL
Replies: 401
Views: 43798

Re: Power outage in ATL

But there are other facilities that are better constructed and equipped to handle this type of meltdown and ATL is not one of them as it has shown us now time after time it just can't recover in a timely manner when there is an event like this. When people say well look at it's size and the magnitu...

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by jumbojet
Thu Dec 21, 2017 1:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Power outage in ATL
Replies: 401
Views: 43798

Re: Power outage in ATL

I cant believe we are still discussing Ed. I thought the mods said no. I said this before and I will say it again, other than 2 or 3 people on anet wondering where Ed was, there have been zero media related articles on this subject. Its only important to less than a handful of people on anet who cho...

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by jumbojet
Thu Dec 21, 2017 1:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Video of DL 744 low-pass over MSP
Replies: 46
Views: 9593

Re: Video of DL 744 low-pass over MSP

Goosebumps! That was really awesome. At least those who spent 700,000 miles to get on her got some extra thrills flown, I mean thrown in!! LOL. Very nice job.

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by jumbojet
Thu Dec 21, 2017 1:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why does AA keep a global First Class?
Replies: 59
Views: 10768

Re: Why does AA keep a global First Class?

“First Class” at AA has been reduced to only the Premium Markets within the system, which is onboard the A321Ts and 777-300ERs. The F product on both aircraft is excellent, and are perfect for their respected aircraft. except that there is zero privacy in those F seats, especially on the 773's. You...

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by jumbojet
Wed Dec 20, 2017 9:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: U.S. Dept of Commerce backs Boeing in dispute with Bombardier
Replies: 1424
Views: 93235

Re: U.S. Dept of Commerce backs Boeing in dispute with Bombardier

Commerce Dept also agrees with Boeing's point that tariffs apply to both fully and partially assembled CSeries aircraft that cross the US border. Good. This means full production of CSeries in Mobile. Boeing will only lose in the long run. I believe that you may be wrong, because tariffs apply to p...

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by jumbojet
Wed Dec 20, 2017 8:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EK launches London Stansted
Replies: 79
Views: 12908

Re: EK launches London Stansted

neomax wrote:
I’m surprised to see that nobody above has mentioned it will have the new F and refreshed 777 cabin!


im looking at seatguru and they show all of EK's 777-300's have a 2-3-2 layout in business class? That cant be the 'refreshed' business cabin, can it?

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by jumbojet
Wed Dec 20, 2017 8:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SY announces LAX-HNL and MSP-MYR
Replies: 45
Views: 5329

Re: SY announces LAX-HNL and MSP-MYR

SY flight is about selling MSP-HNL. LAX is secondary, but with it being such a huge Hawaii market I doubt they will have much trouble selling a few dozen seats on the flight anyways. MSP-HNL is served non-stop by DL, with an A330 to boot. Why in the world would someone want to throw in a Layover an...

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by jumbojet
Wed Dec 20, 2017 3:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Aircraft Refurbishment - 2017
Replies: 881
Views: 164910

Re: Delta Aircraft Refurbishment - 2017

https://twitter.com/GoldboxATL/status/9 ... 4624000000



that was a VERY cool video, thanks very much for sharing.
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n7371f wrote:
As I suspected when I logged the ferry flight for 6308 to MZJ earlier this month, the crew did a fly by just above the runway. Here's the video. Fitting pass I'd say for the Queen...

https://twitter.com/GoldboxATL/status/9 ... 4624000000



that was a VERY cool video, thanks very much for sharing.

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by jumbojet
Wed Dec 20, 2017 3:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why does AA keep a global First Class?
Replies: 59
Views: 10768

Re: Why does AA keep a global First Class?

77W will be a 5 class plane F/J/PE/E+/Y all other wide bodies will be 4 class J/PE/E+/Y. I suspect over time that PE will morph into J class just like J morphed into F 52J seats is a lot. Compare that to DL's 350 which has 32 and the soon to be refreshed 777 which will have only 28. I can see AA go...

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by jumbojet
Wed Dec 20, 2017 1:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Etihad to drop multiple routes
Replies: 61
Views: 17882

Re: Etihad drops Entebbe

Hmmm things are certainly not looking great at EY. Maybe under pressure from the WH, the UAE government finally cut off the huge amounts of government subsidies that Etihad had been receiving. Its entirely possible. I also wonder how much longer until Qatar cuts the non stop to ATL. What I personal...

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by jumbojet
Mon Dec 18, 2017 2:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Power outage in ATL
Replies: 401
Views: 43798

Re: Power outage in ATL

I guess those Delta Porches will be putting on some extra miles today. Hey, at least its something for the high rollers of Delta.

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by jumbojet
Mon Dec 18, 2017 2:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Power outage in ATL
Replies: 401
Views: 43798

Re: Power outage in ATL

[ At the time DL cancelled the interline/ticking agreement they claimed they ended the agreement because Delta's schedule reliability was superior to AA . . . . it is and also UA for that matter. I think its fair to say that both UA and AA took a page from DL's book years ago to get their own relia...

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by jumbojet
Mon Dec 18, 2017 2:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Power outage in ATL
Replies: 401
Views: 43798

Re: Power outage in ATL

Narfish641 wrote:
I'm hearing that there is a heap of damage in the underground facility, must of been a terrible fire. Jesus this could take longer than expected.


I haven't read all replies yet but power to all concourses should be back on line by midnight.

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by jumbojet
Mon Dec 18, 2017 2:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Power outage in ATL
Replies: 401
Views: 43798

Re: Power outage in ATL

Cubsrule wrote:
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DL pads schedules. If the inbound departs on time, a published 60 minute connection is almost always 70+ in reality.


you make is sound as if DL is the only one that pads schedules. Very amateurish thing to say. ALL airlines pad their schedules for a variety of reasons :roll:

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by jumbojet
Sun Dec 17, 2017 11:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Power outage in ATL
Replies: 401
Views: 43798

Re: Power outage in ATL

Probaby because IAD is a BA destination with gates, ground crew, and staff, whereas CLT is not? That would be my guess. Best to land at an airport with staff available. Worry about onward travel later. And since it was to ATL and an end station, they're not getting there until ATL is back online an...

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by jumbojet
Sun Dec 17, 2017 11:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Power outage in ATL
Replies: 401
Views: 43798

Re: Power outage in ATL

according to the AJC, the terminals are pitch black and there is still no insight as to the cause of the outage. That is most troubling. nearly 6 hours later and still no word on what caused the outage and when it will be restored. I got a feeling this is going to drag on for days.

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by jumbojet
Sun Dec 17, 2017 11:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Power outage in ATL
Replies: 401
Views: 43798

Re: Power outage in ATL

I bet Delta really wishes they still had that interline agreement with AA right now - best of luck to everyone stranded right now... What does an AA agreement do for the passengers in ATL? As an example, someone flying ORD-ATL-MIA on DL could be reaccomodated onto AA nonstop or over CLT. Having sai...

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by jumbojet
Sun Dec 17, 2017 11:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Power outage in ATL
Replies: 401
Views: 43798

Re: Power outage in ATL

Yeah definitely. If the sole power supply to the airport has been cut, it could take a long time to replace it. You cannot simply mend a power cord - it needs to be replaced. Last delta.com update was at 5:15 and no mention of when power will be restored. I think that there is no quick fix for this...

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by jumbojet
Sun Dec 17, 2017 10:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Power outage in ATL
Replies: 401
Views: 43798

Re: Power outage in ATL

Depending on what it was, I don't see how it's DL's fault. It can happen to any airline at any hub. Some of the comments on here suggesting DL must have a backup plan at a different hub or non-hub is complete BS. Those are the DL haters and the ones that are envious of DL. I don't know how you can ...

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by jumbojet
Sun Dec 17, 2017 10:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Power outage in ATL
Replies: 401
Views: 43798

Re: Power outage in ATL

On a side note, the DL 747 farewell flight is supposed to arrive into ATL in two days. I wonder how this affects that and the hangar party?

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by jumbojet
Sun Dec 17, 2017 10:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Power outage in ATL
Replies: 401
Views: 43798

Re: Power outage in ATL

It's gonna be a long night @ the call center for this WN agent... Whats troubling is that no announcement yet as to when power will be restored. That tells me its a really, really big problem for Atlanta power to fix. Yeah definitely. If the sole power supply to the airport has been cut, it could t...

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by jumbojet
Sun Dec 17, 2017 9:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Power outage in ATL
Replies: 401
Views: 43798

Re: Power outage in ATL

It's gonna be a long night @ the call center for this WN agent... Yes, hard for folks to believe, but other airlines use Atlanta. Good luck mikelive. Mostly a DL problem for sure but any airline using ATL will have problems. Out of the 4 B6 BOS-ATL flights, one is significantly delayed and the othe...

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by jumbojet
Sun Dec 17, 2017 1:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta plans A350 LAX-PVG service
Replies: 38
Views: 7209

Re: Delta plans A350 LAX-PVG service

so does it stay 350 or is this being done to accomplish getting the mods done on the 777 only to go back to a T7 once the mods are done? Currently, the 777 has 37 business class seats. The 350 has 32 and the refurbished 777 I hear will have only 28. Either way, its a reduction in seats up front.

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by jumbojet
Sun Dec 17, 2017 1:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue and FA Union
Replies: 57
Views: 7636

Re: JetBlue and FA Union

B6 is a prime takeover target with nowhere to expand paying substandard wages compared to competitors. This is a wise move for the rank and file. "nowhere to expand"???!! domestically alone. STL/CMH/MKE/CVG/SAT/PNS/GSO/ORF/MEM/MGM etc Internationally with current A320's just to central Am...

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by jumbojet
Fri Dec 15, 2017 1:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Trump Admin wont punish ME3; opts to leave open-skies alone
Replies: 188
Views: 22298

Re: Trump Admin wont punish ME3; opts to leave open-skies alone

As long as the ME3 continue to buy billions of dollars of Boeing aircraft, they will be allowed to operate their heavily funded, government subsidized businesses unabated in the U.S.. Its a real shame. Make no mistake about it, its unfair and still gives the ME3 an unfair advantage. I will never fly...

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by jumbojet
Fri Dec 15, 2017 12:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Princess Juliana Airport set to reopen October 6th
Replies: 153
Views: 26810

Re: Princess Juliana Airport set to reopen October 6th

Fresh updates. Saint Maarten is finally receiving a steady diet of cruise ships. The first one docked on Dec 4th; The Viking of the Seas. A total of 12 cruise ships plan on visiting Saint Maarten in December. I've recent pictures of Phillipsburg and you can tell there has been significant headway in...

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by jumbojet
Thu Dec 14, 2017 7:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL moves last 747 flight
Replies: 29
Views: 5824

Re: DL moves last 747 flight

Seat1F wrote:
Just took off from DTW on AA. .



why?

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by jumbojet
Thu Dec 14, 2017 7:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL moves last 747 flight
Replies: 29
Views: 5824

Re: DL moves last 747 flight

Man, boy am I glad United did their farewell tour the right way. Delta is just a disaster here, but to be honest I am not surprised. The 747 never really was a major part of Deltas history. Its a Northwest legacy plane they inherited via merger and with Deltas "washing the red out" mental...

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by jumbojet
Thu Dec 14, 2017 2:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL moves last 747 flight
Replies: 29
Views: 5824

Re: DL moves last 747 flight

[ TLDR: Yes it is a big deal if you shelled out 1K+ to be on the final and then it gets moved forward rendering the "final" worthless. its not the disaster you make it out to be. I bought a ticket on the 12/15 DTW-ICN flight fully knowing that equipment swaps happen. Life goes on. If your...

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by jumbojet
Wed Dec 13, 2017 8:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta orders 100 P&W powered A321neo aircraft, plus 100 options
Replies: 377
Views: 83317

Re: CNN: Delta to order 100+ Airbus A321neo Aircraft

you know what, these new planes have the potential to fly TATL. I would bet that's where some of them will wind up.

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by jumbojet
Wed Dec 13, 2017 7:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta orders 100 P&W powered A321neo aircraft, plus 100 options
Replies: 377
Views: 83317

Re: CNN: Delta to order 100+ Airbus A321neo Aircraft

it would be nice to see some of these fitted for JFK-LAX/SFO/SEA with flatbed seating. Although I was just on a DL 757 transcon, the interior of the plane looked brand new and fresh.

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by jumbojet
Wed Dec 13, 2017 5:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: United announces SFO-PPT
Replies: 148
Views: 21583

Re: Updated: United announces SFO-PPT

UA is taking big chances and gambling with their future. I will tell you this, WHEN the world economy tanks next, UA, with all of these high profile and exotic new routes AND expensive new planes, will be the most exposed and in for a world of hurt. This is not my arm chair opinion but those of expe...

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by jumbojet
Mon Dec 11, 2017 5:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production And Delivery Thread - 2016-2017 (Part 17)
Replies: 4439
Views: 1508255

Re: Airbus A350 Production And Delivery Thread - Part 17

MD80MKE wrote:
777Mech wrote:
DL #5 should deliver to ATL tomorrow (12/12) in time for an investor's day walkthrough.

Would it also carry some of the Airbus executives to announce somthing big with Delta?? :stirthepot:


A380 order. Will fly JFK-LAX.

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by jumbojet
Sat Dec 09, 2017 11:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ICN terminal 2 to open 18th of January 2018
Replies: 22
Views: 4736

Re: ICN terminal 2 to open 18th of January 2018

Am I crazy for thinking Terminal 2 doesn't look big enough for all of Korean Air's operations? Don't get me wrong, this is a huge improvement and I'm thrilled whenever see airports expanding (especially since we in North America seem to have lost the art and have adopted Europe's lipstick-on-a-pig ...

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by jumbojet
Sat Dec 09, 2017 2:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airline relocation at LGA 12/9
Replies: 42
Views: 10628

Re: Big night at LGA

ThOn top of that we get to do it during a snowstorm!!!! LGA is only under a winter weather advisory. Still, it will be messy out there. enjoy and have fun. I hope the traffic situation improves quickly at LGA. I refuse to book a flight out of LGA until it does. Last week I had to wait 45 minutes fo...

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by jumbojet
Fri Dec 08, 2017 3:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Widebody Thread
Replies: 517
Views: 77644

Re: Delta Widebody Thread

viewtopic.php?f=4&t=1380581&p=20008855#p20008855
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Not to hijack this thread, but I posted my review of a recent flight I had on Delta's newest widebody aircraft, the flagship A350. Here is the link:

viewtopic.php?f=4&t=1380581&p=20008855#p20008855

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by jumbojet
Fri Dec 08, 2017 2:46 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Review: A Passengers Perspective of the Delta A350 D1 Suite
Replies: 3
Views: 899

Review: A Passengers Perspective of the Delta A350 D1 Suite

I previously posted this a few days ago but due to many mistakes and being unable to edit, I requested that the mods delete that thread. The below is a more thorough and comprehensive review of my experience onboard DL's newest flagship, the A350. I've taken a few flights on Delta’s newest plane, t...

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by jumbojet
Fri Dec 08, 2017 12:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why Does UA Struggle With Polaris Lounge Roll Outs?
Replies: 78
Views: 12086

Re: Why Does UA Struggle With Polaris Lounge Roll Outs?

United is improving- the point of this thread is that it’s going slowly. The old seat was fine until you fly true Polaris on a 77W, then it’s tough going backwards. . Bingo.. which is why going from Delta to United for me doesn't make sense at this point. It would be like stepping into a time machi...

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by jumbojet
Fri Dec 08, 2017 12:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why Does UA Struggle With Polaris Lounge Roll Outs?
Replies: 78
Views: 12086

Re: Why Does UA Struggle With Polaris Lounge Roll Outs?

[ FYI, DL and AA can’t gurantee you lie flat with direct aisle access either. If its a widebody aircraft then yes, they do. We all know that the US3's 757 premium equipped aircraft do not have direct aisle access. At any rate, I look forward to the day when I can try United and get the FULL Polaris...

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by jumbojet
Thu Dec 07, 2017 11:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why Does UA Struggle With Polaris Lounge Roll Outs?
Replies: 78
Views: 12086

Re: Why Does UA Struggle With Polaris Lounge Roll Outs?

Actually there are some significant changes on the way, to all aspects of the experience (inside and outside). Do you mean this? You’ll Get Even Less Space on Transatlantic Flights with United Next Year? Basically, United sees high demand to Europe for S18 so they figure the best way to accommodate...

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by jumbojet
Thu Dec 07, 2017 10:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why Does UA Struggle With Polaris Lounge Roll Outs?
Replies: 78
Views: 12086

Re: Why Does UA Struggle With Polaris Lounge Roll Outs?

Actually there are some significant changes on the way, to all aspects of the experience (inside and outside). Do you mean this? You’ll Get Even Less Space on Transatlantic Flights with United Next Year? Basically, United sees high demand to Europe for S18 so they figure the best way to accommodate...

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by jumbojet
Thu Dec 07, 2017 9:46 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Delta A330neo - fleet speculations
Replies: 27
Views: 7264

Re: Delta A330neo - fleet speculations

Because there are reports that the aisles of the A350 with Delta One Suites are very, very narrow, I am speculating that Delta will not install these seats on their A330neos. . I just flew (as a passenger) two flights on the DL 350 in the suites. And yes, the aisles are very narrow. The galleys don...

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by jumbojet
Thu Dec 07, 2017 9:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why Does UA Struggle With Polaris Lounge Roll Outs?
Replies: 78
Views: 12086

Re: Why Does UA Struggle With Polaris Lounge Roll Outs?

And to add to the embarrassment, United was taking deliveries of brand new B789 aircraft just a few months ago with the same old dated 2-2-2 configuration. Its going to take years for those planes to wind up with Polaris seating. United should have done everything in its power to get Polaris seats i...

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by jumbojet
Thu Dec 07, 2017 9:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why Does UA Struggle With Polaris Lounge Roll Outs?
Replies: 78
Views: 12086

Re: Why Does UA Struggle With Polaris Lounge Roll Outs?

The Polaris brand and experience were officially launched December 1st 2016. A year later, there is 1 Polaris lounge in operation (at ORD), and 15 planes have the full product (all 14 777-300ERs and 1 767-300ER). AA seems to be rolling out its new Flagship lounges at a faster pace, though its premi...

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by jumbojet
Thu Dec 07, 2017 2:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why Does UA Struggle With Polaris Lounge Roll Outs?
Replies: 78
Views: 12086

Re: Why Does UA Struggle With Polaris Lounge Roll Outs?

The Polaris brand and experience were officially launched December 1st 2016. A year later, there is 1 Polaris lounge in operation (at ORD), and 15 planes have the full product (all 14 777-300ERs and 1 767-300ER). AA seems to be rolling out its new Flagship lounges at a faster pace, though its premi...

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by jumbojet
Thu Dec 07, 2017 2:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Widebody Thread
Replies: 517
Views: 77644

Re: Delta Widebody Thread

IIRC there should be no more A359 until early 2018, the next 763ER will retire in March will more to come in the year. The last 2 763s seems they won't be WFU until the end of next year. I'm pretty sure the wide body fleet is going to at least go down into the 130s once they burn through the 763ERs...

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by jumbojet
Tue Dec 05, 2017 2:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: APA: Thousands of AA flights scheduled without pilots due to system error
Replies: 129
Views: 20438

Re: APA: Thousands of AA flights scheduled without pilots due to system error

Just saw a Facebook posting that AA has all flights covered. http://news.aa.com/press-releases/press-release-details/2017/If-Santa-Is-Flying-so-Is-American/default.aspx that's nice but AA will still be stressed. Its going to be all that much harder now to cover those that go sick etc... This isn't ...

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