One of the many reasons DL is my go-to carrier. And one of several reasons why they are NOT mine. I will take LH and SIA's dispatch and OT reliability, clean toilets and 4 engines on younger aircraft over the drink light years before I even think of Delta. But, hey, everybody is entitled to their c...Jump to post
a number of reasons NOT so obvious... while it takes 15-25years to depreciate a new airframe. The refurbishing can be depreciated in 5years or less.Jump to post
doulasc wrote:Ionosphere wrote:Kadish wrote:Did PanAm to Spain?
They only flew JFK-MAD.
Pan Am flew MIA-SJU-LIS-MAD-FCO through the Mid 1970s.In 1979-1980 a timetable showed Pan Am operated MIA-MAD non stop with a 707.
For full year 2017 Atlantic traffic and capacity Traffic (RPM) DL 41,641,403, UA 36,220,795 AA 29,338,000 Capacity (ASM) DL 49,398,455 UA 47,297,821 AA 38,112,000 Load factor (RPM/ASM) DL 84.3% UA 76.6% AA 77.0% Just to refresh the fuzzy math 84% is 8 out of every 10 for DL. 77% is 7 out of 10 seat...Jump to post
Can someone in the know give us some info on the ATR introduction for SILVER AIRWAYS. San Juan, Ft. Lauderdale. The fact that they crossed thru South America on the first delivery to stop thru the Caribbean, before arriving in FLL speaks volumes of where the airplane may see its first revenue flight...Jump to post
Take a chill pill.... this happens in the front office also..... Company wants pilots to bid min 76-78h, a senior captain gets the most desirable trips according to seniority, and then "drops" 3 or 4 rotations every month. Effectively flying one 24-28h trip a month period. Totally legal, n...Jump to post
Delta is notorious for shifting its feed around every so often. Really nothing to it. SkyWest did or is in the process of opening a LGA base so it’s not temporary. Why do they do this? There must be some rationale. Goes back to the Comair days when the pilot strike shutdown two hubs for months. Sin...Jump to post
Considering the A380 configuration, ( no reverse trust on outboards ) it is likely the 3engine ferry is limited. IF INOP engine is #2 or #3; it may not be dispatch ready with only one RT operating..... Just saying! The 3 engine ferry requires not only a procedure, but a crew proficient in the proced...Jump to post
How did they miss the chance to certify for either a 3 engine ferry, or a pod to carry a spare engine for transport? Who is "they"? Since AF considered a three engine ferry and procedures for it are specified (https://twitter.com/DaveWallsworth/status/917887041278566400), the aircraft cer...Jump to post
727LOVER wrote:Anyone know what date the last aircraft was REpainted?
I'm curious if they even ARE repainting...or are they just taking new deliveries with a newer livery.
Interesting to note that DELTA has changed the B767 schedule for this flight since its initial announcement in August 2017. The flight was to be operated from AMS with the B767 rotated via JFK, SEA, SLC or BOS, but today it is operated from MCO and rotated with MCO-GRU: August 2017 - launch schedul...Jump to post
IMHO doubtful, they are an A321Neo/LR, A359, soon to be A35K, A3302T, A339 carrier with a bunch of CSeries coming on line. Yes many of those I listed don't compete in the same category as the 787 but it shows a trend. Even the 737-900 is garnering many complaints from Delta Elites, and DL listens c...Jump to post
They have never been to ATH or ARN or the old Delhi airport!Jump to post
In my humble opinion, the request or suggestion from F/A was inhumane and would threaten and it did result in a tragedy for the owner. Was the dog such a safety risk this was the ONLY possibility to mitigate that risk? Was it beyond reasonable? If plane was already airborne, was a diversion to depla...Jump to post
Flew it from MIA to LGA. Absolutely the worst plane ever in this configuration. Extremely tight and cramped cabin, tiny bathrooms. Not a plane you want to fly on when covering any significant distance. The DL A321 " Florida State Bird" has the most uncomfortable Lav arrangement I ve ever ...Jump to post
Regarding SJU, there's no traffic to/from SJU that would require the capacity of the A380, not even the 77W (outside the U.S. major carriers). There are other Caribbean islands that I see the A380 going to before SJU. PTP and FDF being the only potential future A380 destinations in the Caribbean in...Jump to post
The only way Seaborne could resemble the shadow of Executive.... is to go beyond 12-16 frames and create a feedstock into SJU. They also would need international to international visa-free connections. The airport has room to build it, but I don’t see it happening. SJU could recuperate some of long...Jump to post
So BA is in the market for additional A380 lift and figured refurbishing is too costly. Add Leahy to the mix who can offer some good deals due to his retirement and both parties may reach an agreement. So what happens to the older A380's? Do they just get scrapped? That couldn't possibly be good fo...Jump to post
How did the individual, arrived to airport, pass thru TSA, and understood boarding instructions? Did he not speak or understand ANY english?
Was he speaking to another passenger in a "foreign language"?
From PERSONAL experience....... I joined a major airline in 1981. At this time we had a headcount of 33k employees. A delight to work for and made those first 10years a wonderful experience. Inevitably the company grew due to consolidation in the industry, things slowly started changing....25 years ...Jump to post
20 hours on a plane? That will be cruel and inhumane. Having an airplane that can do this is one thing!.......Finding 200 people every day willing to do it each way is ANOTHER WHOLE DIFFERENT thing. When Singapore operated EWR to SIN on the A346 17+hrs block they had to make the 340 a 150 seater to...Jump to post
If an airline used JAX for Trans-Atlantic service gateway I would like to see Swiss to Zurich.Jump to post
jubguy3 wrote:zkojq wrote:Newbiepilot wrote:Airbus charges more for higher weight versions.
And Boeing doesn't?
I think he is stating a fact.
"Airbus builds multiple variants of their narrowbody aircraft."
"AnD BoEiNg DoEsN't???"
So many DL Cheerleaders...... Sometimes the expectations of excellence are shattered.Jump to post
I ve always thought the ability for a hub to be efficient is to not exceed the capacity of the traffic in BAD WX. All hubs are planned for FAIR WX days and when things deteriorate, EVERY airline scrambles. IMHO ATL has become UNBEARABLE cause when airport was built, DL flew a larger volume of WB air...Jump to post
What does a 717NG with ventral stairs do to Boeing lineup in the -32series offering? 125-135Y ..... Do not reinvent the wheelJump to post
Jesus Chris, Delta is going all Airbus. Since the Cadre driving the ship came from PMNW and they have a solid history with Airbus, ( launch customer for the A320 in the US ) and after the order of the 321.... writing is in the wall. IMHO the 739 did Boeing in, they should have never gone beyond the...Jump to post
airbazar wrote:The A321NEO will never be a 757 replacement.
The A321NEO will never be a 757 replacement.
The A321NEO will never be a 757 replacement.
The A321NEO will never be a 757 replacement.
If they are banking on ATR Fleet the range of the mission can not be greater than 500nm for it to have the inherent efficiencies. They have to fragment the FL services they offer from FLL and duplicate the concept in MCO TPA JAX. They can effectively service the Bahamas from four Florida Cities.Jump to post
From A DASH8 to EMB145 is a downgrade right?Jump to post
Boeing makes a great airplane. Their team at the R&D seems to make the SAME mistakes.... ie: 757 .... destroy the jigs! 717 ...... Close program in favor of 737..... 767 line only open to support tanker?Jump to post
Some airlines still believe on the EXPERIENCE they provide. I laugh at all those magazine racks flying EMPTY on DL and AA.......Jump to post
Perhaps the 1K limit per year in addition to the attrition, and pilot shortage have created the "perfect storm". Software issues notwithstanding, the schedule published may have needed more pilots than available for this two week period.Jump to post
Is the system utilized the PMUS or PMAA scheduling protocol?Jump to post
If they just got a beefier SPAR and got rid of the struts maybe a 230k airplane?Jump to post
Well based on sales I dont think the Hotel mode is a big factor the ATR is outselling the Q400 by quite a large margin. The ATR is much cheaper in list price. And 30% less fuelburn. That's the winner right there. And they gain those 30% and lower list price by saving, among other things, the APU. A...Jump to post
mcdu wrote:For years Spirit has been a Mickey Mouse Operation. This just makes it official.
stapleton wrote:In the 1970s, the original Frontier operated flights Dallas - Denver - Casper - Billings - Great Falls and they were called Petroleum Club flights. The Dallas - Denver section served Steak and Lobster on the hour and forty minute all coach 737-200 flight.
Sorry to break the news..... Delta One is no Royal Service! Yes, but it is better than Delta domestic first. :roll: Thanks for your productive contribution to the thread. Back to the thread, aren't the HNL routes Delta One already? Additionally, won't the presence of both Delta One and domestic fir...Jump to post
those planes are about worth about 200k until..... they need a C or D check and then the airline dies!
not worth even painting them.....