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by DL747400
Sun Jun 17, 2018 4:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA launches helicopter shuttle service in Manhattan, connecting 3 helipads to EWR
Replies: 14
Views: 4309

Re: UA launches helicopter shuttle service in Manhattan, connecting 3 helipads to EWR

(CO was first.) I thought PAN AM was the first carrier to offer helicopter transfers? Back in the day, you could buy your ticket at the PAN AM ticket office in the lobby of the PAN AM Building on Park Avenue, then take an elevator to the rooftop, board the helicopter for JFK. And TWA later offered ...

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by DL747400
Sun Jun 17, 2018 3:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA launches helicopter shuttle service in Manhattan, connecting 3 helipads to EWR
Replies: 14
Views: 4309

Re: UA launches helicopter shuttle service in Manhattan, connecting 3 helipads to EWR

Interestingly, DL announced a virtually identical service in April, 2017: https://news.delta.com/delta-enables-seamless-helicopter-transfers-jfk-blade I find it odd that there is no mention of this service on delta.com, in SKY Magazine, in Manhattan, in the JFK and LGA terminals, etc. This makes me ...

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by DL747400
Sat Jun 16, 2018 3:02 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Coolest Presidential Plane
Replies: 34
Views: 3289

Re: Coolest Presidential Plane

Although one can go further. The X-70 had a proposed airline version, with a passenger compartment in place of the (expanded) bomb bay. Totally agree! The XB-70 was a stunningly beautiful aircraft. I still recall seeing the only surviving example at the National Air Force Museum at Wright Patterson...

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by DL747400
Sat Jun 16, 2018 3:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA agrees to $45 Million Settlement in Collusion Lawsuit
Replies: 4
Views: 1165

Re: AA agrees to $45 Million Settlement in Collusion Lawsuit

The only parties getting rich in this case are the retched attorneys.

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by DL747400
Mon Jun 11, 2018 12:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska enters new era of possibilities with direct flights to China
Replies: 20
Views: 4990

Re: Alaska enters new era of possibilities with direct flights to China

AS should get 787s and fly via SEA if they wanted to make routes to China worthwhile. But maybe. Are less than daily, seasonal flights possible to get approval? No need, since DL and other carriers are already handling this traffic quite well. The only thing AS would accomplish by doing this is los...

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by DL747400
Mon Jun 11, 2018 12:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MH to retain A380s
Replies: 42
Views: 8883

Re: MH to retain A380s

What a train wreck of an airline. They should never have ordered the plane and now cannot figure out what to do with them. To continue to make multiple conflicting public proclamations regarding plans for their use only reflects badly on the MH leadership team and the company as a whole.

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by DL747400
Mon Jun 04, 2018 12:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta LAX Terminal Plans Revealed
Replies: 469
Views: 124832

Re: Delta LAX Terminal Plans Revealed

Rendering of DL's new T2 / T3 consolidated headhouse as seen from curbside:

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by DL747400
Sat Jun 02, 2018 8:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JFK T4 - Expansion Updates?
Replies: 13
Views: 3638

Re: IRe: JFK T4 - Expansion Updates?

Why would Delta add another floor to the terminal? In order to add more mainline widebody gate capacity. If at that time, the idea of locating DL Connection flights at the end of T4B was seen as an interim solution, then it would make sense. A future relocation of DL Connection from the end of T4B ...

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by DL747400
Sat May 26, 2018 1:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Report: Bamboo Airlines To Order 777X and 737MAX
Replies: 22
Views: 4792

Re: Report: Bamboo Airlines To Order 777X and 737MAX

mham001 wrote:
California, here we come.

VN should be flying nonstop to LAX. If they don't, someone else will. Only a matter of time.

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by DL747400
Wed May 16, 2018 1:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumour: Jet Airways to launch MAN imminently
Replies: 27
Views: 4411

Re: Jet Airways to launch MAN imminently

The MAN-India direct flight by 9W should be announced in the next few days, according to our sources. Care to elaborate on exactly who "our" might be? MODS: The fact that no source is provided means the title of this thread should be changed to RUMOR until such time as there is a credible...

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by DL747400
Thu May 10, 2018 1:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WestJet apologizes for asking customers to record its flight attendants
Replies: 16
Views: 2371

Re: WestJet apologizes for asking customers to record its flight attendants

As a pretty big fan of WestJet, I find this behavior by management to be nothing less than shocking. Find out which managers proposed this and which VPs signed-off on it and make them offer a formal and public apology to their Flight Attendants and promise not to stoop to such tactics in the future....

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by DL747400
Wed May 09, 2018 1:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates Financial Performance for 2017-2018
Replies: 49
Views: 4979

Re: Emirates Financial Performance for 2017-2018

Etheereal wrote:
So .. wasnt EK supposedly operating at a loss, just to compete with the US3? :stirthepot: :stirthepot:


They would be operating at a loss were it not for all of the government subsidies they receive. Strangely, I didn't see those subsidies listed in the financial statement. How very odd....

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by DL747400
Tue May 08, 2018 1:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dallas says it has a plan to resolve Southwest-Delta fight for Love Field gates
Replies: 294
Views: 24053

Re: Dallas says it has a plan to resolve Southwest-Delta fight for Love Field gates

And Delta should never be allowed a single new gate beyond their current footprint in Atlanta as well. My point is that your opinion seems grounded solely in emotion, understandable based on your username. Can you back up your opinion with some insight? I honestly don’t know all the details of this...

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by DL747400
Mon May 07, 2018 12:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FT:Airlines to launch payments system to rival credit card groups
Replies: 28
Views: 4081

Re: FT:Airlines to launch payments system to rival credit card groups

meanwhile FR will allow googlepay for his app... Neither Google Pay nor Apple Pay offer airlines any relief from merchant fees associated with credit card purchases. The whole point of launching an alternative payment processing system is to reduce (or in a perfect world, even eliminate) those fees.

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by DL747400
Mon May 07, 2018 12:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dallas says it has a plan to resolve Southwest-Delta fight for Love Field gates
Replies: 294
Views: 24053

Re: Dallas says it has a plan to resolve Southwest-Delta fight for Love Field gates

The "solution" mentioned in the above linked article is no solution at all. No realistic solution should ever include as a potential outcome the possibility that the gate in question could be returned to WN, period. WN should never be allowed to grow at DAL beyond their current gate footpr...

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by DL747400
Sat May 05, 2018 1:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways in talks to order Boeing Widebodies
Replies: 170
Views: 33442

Re: British Airways in talks to order Boeing Widebodies

One can dream............

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by DL747400
Sat May 05, 2018 12:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AirFrance-KLM's Janaillac Resigns
Replies: 137
Views: 11482

Re: AirFrance-KLM's Janaillac Resigns

Dutchy wrote:
....KLM will be sold of to AIG


If you meant IAG, then I think it is safe to assume that DL would be 1st in line ahead of anyone else, including IAG.

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by DL747400
Sun Apr 29, 2018 2:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 4/29/2018:AA Adds MIA-PEI;B6 LGB Changes;F9 Suspends 5 Routes;UA Drops EWR-FWA
Replies: 107
Views: 13008

Re: OAG Changes 4/29/2018:AA Adds MIA-PEI;B6 LGB Changes;F9 Suspends 5 Routes;UA Drops EWR-FWA

AS needs to consolidate back at DFW. Sooner or later, and like it or notm WN is going to get those two gates. No airline should be legally permitted to control 100% of the gates at ANY airport. You underestimate the extent to which DL is determined to fight WN on this one. Even airlines like AA, UA...

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by DL747400
Sun Apr 29, 2018 2:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Miami-Ft. Lauderdale-Miami 1981
Replies: 39
Views: 5094

Re: Miami-Ft. Lauderdale-Miami 1981

Back in the mid/late-1980s, DL used to have scheduled L1011 flight from the NE nonstop to MIA. I think it originated at JFK or LGA, arriving MIA in late evening. It would drop off the MIA passengers, then do a quick turn to FLL. I think the scheduled time MIA to FLL was something crazy like 9 minute...

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by DL747400
Sun Apr 22, 2018 3:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How is Kenya Airways doing?
Replies: 8
Views: 1726

Re: How is Kenya Airways doing?

So I read that AF recently joined the longstanding JV in place between KQ and KLM: http://www.airfranceklm.com/en/news/air-france-joins-klm-kenya-airways-joint-venture Does this indicate that CDG-NBO services will be upgraded or will see increased frequency? Back in 2017, KQ brought in a new CEO fro...

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by DL747400
Sat Apr 21, 2018 3:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: New DL flights from MCO
Replies: 71
Views: 11117

Re: Rumor: New DL flights from MCO

With GOL’s new flights, there could be feed opportunity from ATL, DTW, NYC, MSP, SLC, LAX, and SEA to Fortaleza and Brasilia. You have to be joking with that last sentence. Gol’s MCO flights are to serve the local market. That’s it. There’s no market for FORSLC or the like. I think he may have been...

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by DL747400
Sat Apr 21, 2018 3:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: New DL flights from MCO
Replies: 71
Views: 11117

Re: Rumor: New DL flights from MCO

KMCOFlyer wrote:
DL doesn't currently fly to LGW so I really don't know what the plan is there.


VS could easily ground handle a DL flight at Gatwick, just as DL ground handles VS at multiple locations in the States.

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by DL747400
Sat Apr 21, 2018 3:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What would a DL/GOL JV look like?
Replies: 9
Views: 873

Re: What would a DL/GOL JV look like?

With Brazil/US open skies, how do you envision a DL/GOL JV would eventually look like? You likely won't have to wait too long to find out. My DL friends who work at the GO all say that teams are already working out the details. If you happen to hear any Portuguese speakers walking around campus, yo...

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by DL747400
Wed Apr 18, 2018 1:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta CSeries deliveries to begin this year
Replies: 118
Views: 26850

Re: Delta CSeries deliveries to begin this year

.......ORD and DFW have to be near the top of their radar.. According to the March 30th issue of PlaneBusiness, following the recent 'Delta Insights' event in New York, Glen Hauenstein told PBB founder Holly Hegeman that DFW-LGA would be the first DL CSeries route. Behind a paywall: http://www.plan...

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by DL747400
Thu Apr 12, 2018 1:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAG considering placing a bid for Norwegian
Replies: 327
Views: 47680

Re: IAG considering placing a bid for Norwegian

Norwegian, if sold will go for a premium. It has scale, a strong presence in key growth markets, a very competive cost base and a strong mix of good quality aircraft. It would take years for an airline to create an airline of this size Funny how you left out the fact that Norwegian is not generatin...

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by DL747400
Thu Apr 12, 2018 12:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Q1 earnings thread
Replies: 25
Views: 4774

Re: Delta Q1 earnings thread

https://news.delta.com/delta-air-lines- ... ter-profit

Includes the following infographic:

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Article from Delta's NewHub:

https://news.delta.com/delta-air-lines- ... ter-profit

Includes the following infographic:

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by DL747400
Sat Mar 17, 2018 2:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA accused of wasting investor money
Replies: 48
Views: 7225

Re: AA accused of wasting investor money

You all fell for a Motley Fool article. I was thinking the same thing! It's like a bad cross between Motley Fool, Seeking Alpha and Ted Reed over at TheStreet.com. It is sad how anything passes as "news" these days and the most people don't question anything they read or think for themsel...

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by DL747400
Sun Mar 11, 2018 2:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Competition for Cuba flights sparks airline row: JetBlue at loggerheads with the US big three again
Replies: 69
Views: 10031

Re: Competition for Cuba flights sparks airline row: JetBlue at loggerheads with the US big three again

enilria wrote:
The motive of the Big 3 USA carriers is to tie up the slots using as few seats as possible to lock out competitors and get fares up.


Oh here we go again..... I was wondering how long it was going to take you to jump in and start spewing your anti-US3 rants again. Your bias is so very tiring.

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by DL747400
Sun Mar 04, 2018 5:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CSeries Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 259
Views: 69314

Re: CSeries Production/Delivery Thread 2018

According to today's DL 10K filed with the SEC today, Delta expects to receives (18) CS100s in 2018, (25) in 2019 and (16) in 2020. That was based upon the original delivery schedule which had DL accepting 2 aircraft per month beginning in April and continuing at that rate through the rest of the y...

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by DL747400
Sun Feb 18, 2018 2:01 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Potential members for Skyteam
Replies: 15
Views: 2771

Re: Potential members for Skyteam

My own personal wish list:

GOL
Westjet
Virgin Atlantic
Jet Airways
Virgin Australia

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by DL747400
Wed Feb 14, 2018 2:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta wants to be the launch customer for 797
Replies: 171
Views: 24827

Re: Delta wants to be the launch customer for 797

AWACSooner wrote:
Just curious, as I've never heard that before, where did you hear that?


ADrum23 wrote:
I have not heard anything to that effect. Could you provide a source for that?


Holly Hegeman on PlaneBusiness.com, in the February 6, 2018 edition of PlaneBusiness Banter (subscription newsletter).

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by DL747400
Wed Feb 14, 2018 2:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta wants to be the launch customer for 797
Replies: 171
Views: 24827

Re: Delta wants to be the launch customer for 797

It just seems the 787-8 would have been a perfect replacement for the 767's they [DL] had on those routes. It isn't exactly a secret that AA isn't happy with the operating economics of their 787-8s. What makes you think that the 787-8 would be "perfect" for DL? Why should DL repeat AA's m...

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by DL747400
Wed Feb 14, 2018 1:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta C Series Predictions
Replies: 81
Views: 13927

Re: Delta C Series Predictions

INFINITI329 wrote:
A jet capable of 3,000+ nm range and you are limiting it to a 1/3 of that to save a couple pennies just doesn't make sense to me.


Perhaps that is an indication that DL's Fleet Plan as it related to their Marketing goals isn't as easy to dissect as some would believe?

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by DL747400
Sun Feb 11, 2018 8:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JFK T4 - Expansion Updates?
Replies: 13
Views: 3638

Re: JFK T4 - Expansion Updates

Everything I'm hearing points to extension of T4A into the space previously occupied by T3 and is nothing radically different from earlier discussions. I think that would be quite radical considering common knowledge on this site has pointed to a simple extension of the existing T4A. What you seem ...

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by DL747400
Sun Feb 11, 2018 6:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JFK T4 - Expansion Updates?
Replies: 13
Views: 3638

Re: JFK T4 - Expansion Updates

Everything I'm hearing points to extension of T4A into the space previously occupied by T3 and is nothing radically different from earlier discussions.

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by DL747400
Sun Feb 11, 2018 4:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Can B767 Be Converted to 2-4-2?
Replies: 52
Views: 8472

Re: Can B767 Be Converted to 2-4-2?

http://www.thompsonaero.com/cozysuite Apparently, Richard Anderson tried those back when he was in charge of Delta, but they weren't great. I can't find the source, sorry. DL investigated the Thompson Cozy Suite, but it never went anywhere and was never used in revenue service on any DL aircraft. N...

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by DL747400
Sun Feb 11, 2018 1:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JFK T4 - Expansion Updates?
Replies: 13
Views: 3638

Re: JFK T4 - Expansion Updates

Yes, there I am being told that things are percolating. Clearly, DL isn’t ready to make any announcements just yet.

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by DL747400
Wed Jan 31, 2018 4:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A321LR takes to the skies for the first time
Replies: 260
Views: 41780

Re: A321LR takes to the skies for the first time

In my mind, there will always be something sub-optimal about boarding through the 1L door and having everyone in Economy pass through the premium cabin on their way back to their seats. 2L boarding where premium passengers go left and everyone else goes right is so much more civilized. I do prefer t...

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by DL747400
Fri Jan 26, 2018 8:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bombardier Wins C-Series Case at ITC
Replies: 359
Views: 41087

Re: Bombardier Wins C-Series Case at ITC

There will surely be massive celebrations in ATL this evening.

Wonderful news for Bombardier and for DELTA. I wonder how long before CSeries training is restarted and DELTA publicly announces new routes to be operated by the CS100s.

P.S. BOEING: You got exactly what you deserved.

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by DL747400
Tue Jan 23, 2018 2:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TV crew arrested at EWR smuggling fake bomb to film TSA reaction
Replies: 20
Views: 4583

Re: TV crew arrested at EWR smuggling fake bomb to film TSA reaction

What a stupid thing to do, and right across the river from NYC. If these individuals are TRULY are associated with any real media organization, they should all be fired. Media should know better. And in terms of the TSA, FBI, etc....throw the book at them. I wonder how many travelers may have missed...

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by DL747400
Sat Jan 13, 2018 2:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DELTA announces 2017 profit $5.5 Billion USD
Replies: 62
Views: 12357

Re: DELTA announces 2017 profit $5.5 Billion USD

klm617 wrote:
Since Delta is so profitable and pating themselves on the back may they can shelf those $60 bag fees they are planing to implement on international travelers.


Don't want to pay 1st checked bag fees over the transatlantic? The solution is simple: Don't purchase a Basic Economy fare.

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by DL747400
Thu Jan 11, 2018 2:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DELTA announces 2017 profit $5.5 Billion USD
Replies: 62
Views: 12357

Re: DELTA announces 2017 profit $5.5 Billion USD

Keep an eye on oil prices............Delta's refinery might be a hedge. Good point. All else being equal, rising oil prices will lower profits. If the crack spread is a factor, the refinery could give DL an advantage. I'm thinking that one of our friends from Wall Street might ask a question about ...

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by DL747400
Thu Jan 11, 2018 1:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DELTA announces 2017 profit $5.5 Billion USD
Replies: 62
Views: 12357

DELTA announces 2017 profit $5.5 Billion USD

-Q4 adjusted pre-tax income of $1 Billion USD -Calendar year 2017 adjusted pre-tax income of $5.5 Billion USD -Impact of the December, 2017 ATL power outage was ~ $60 Million USD Not a recordbreaker, but still another truly amazing year for DL. Fantastic work by what is arguably the strongest leader...

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by DL747400
Wed Jan 03, 2018 2:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Restoring AR's 747-287B LV-MLR
Replies: 3
Views: 1645

Re: Restoring AR's 747-287B LV-MLR

As you say, that job of salvaging and restoring the front portion of the aircraft was truly a labor of love. I am especially grateful that they took the time to document the process very thoroughly.

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by DL747400
Sun Dec 31, 2017 2:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Restoring AR's 747-287B LV-MLR
Replies: 3
Views: 1645

Re: Restoring AR's 747-287B LV-MLR

Such an enormous undertaking! Quite an amazing video. Thank you for posting. As a 747 fan, I found the video to be a bit emotional. Sad that the entire aircraft could not be saved, but what a great job they did on the front portion which was preserved. Do you know whether they will be restoring the ...

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by DL747400
Mon Dec 25, 2017 11:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL and AA Shuttles - How Long Until The "Shuttle" Brand is Retired?
Replies: 15
Views: 4302

Re: DL and AA Shuttles - How Long Until The "Shuttle" Brand is Retired?

http://onemileatatime.boardingarea.com/ ... continued/

The market has changed, but the Northeast Shuttle branding may hang on a bit longer.
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DL has already announced that the "Shuttle" branding and amenities are being dropped from their west coast routes.

http://onemileatatime.boardingarea.com/ ... continued/

The market has changed, but the Northeast Shuttle branding may hang on a bit longer.

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by DL747400
Thu Nov 30, 2017 1:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: APA: Thousands of AA flights scheduled without pilots due to system error
Replies: 129
Views: 20732

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

I read some other newsline articles on it. The 1.5x isnt good enough, union looking for more That's pretty greedy and selfish in my opinion. It was an honest mistake. Why would you put your employer through the ringer for a computer's mistake? Because that is the mentality of UNIONS, which eventual...

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by DL747400
Mon Nov 20, 2017 1:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Senate Tax Bill Opens Pandora's Box To Hurt ME3 Carriers
Replies: 97
Views: 28291

Re: Senate Tax Bill Opens Pandora's Box To Hurt ME3 Carriers

StudiodeKadent wrote:
Seriously, the US3 aren't even overly exposed to the ME3 in the first place.


What a shockingly uninformed statement.

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by DL747400
Tue Oct 17, 2017 1:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus and Bombardier Announce CSeries Partnership
Replies: 1568
Views: 178467

Re: Breaking: Airbus and Bombardier Announce C Series Partnership

I am all about supporting American companies, but I believe that Boeing got exactly what they deserve in this case. Let Airbus and Bombardier join forces to support a free market. Let Boeing go away the loser, licking their wounds and hopefully learning a lesson. DL should think twice before orderin...

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by DL747400
Wed Oct 11, 2017 11:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL announces Q3 2017 pre-tax profit USD $1.7 Billion
Replies: 76
Views: 11496

DL announces Q3 2017 pre-tax profit USD $1.7 Billion

http://news.delta.com/delta-air-lines-a ... ter-profit

-Slightly lower profit in Q3 2017 versus Q3 2016
-$120 Million USD impact from the hurricanes.
-Operating revenue up 5.5%

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http://news.delta.com/delta-air-lines-a ... ter-profit

-Slightly lower profit in Q3 2017 versus Q3 2016
-$120 Million USD impact from the hurricanes.
-Operating revenue up 5.5%

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