jplatts wrote:Will DL be announcing plans to bring back DFW-SEA, DFW-BOS, and/or DFW-RDU nonstop service in 2019?
AA is in a really difficult spot at JFK, having far more slots and terminal real estate there than they need. I don't think it is unreasonable to ask: How long until AA's operational cost footprint at JFK becomes cost prohibitive? Are we already there? - They need to feed their partners, especially ...Jump to post
Sourced from arabianbusiness.com ....... Really? Might just as well have come from Al Jazeera.
About Delta, I think they may increase the order (including with 251t airplanes), to replace their older A330ceos. For the 767s, they may likely go for the A330-800neo. DL ordering the A330-800neo makes no sense, either to replace the 767 fleet or otherwise. It is looking more and more as if the ma...Jump to post
AA's instrument in the cabin policy clearly states that the additional seat must be a window in the bulkhead (with a divider) for the instrument. Based off of the image provided in the article, this was not the case so AA was well within their rights to ask the passenger to exit the plane. Consider...Jump to post
IPFreely wrote:Delta has a retro jet from 31 years ago, it's N904DL.
If the gate cap at DAL went away, AA could establish a focus city at DAL with nonstop service to its hubs plus other top destinations such as ATL, AUS, BOS, DEN, DTW, FLL, IAH, HOU, MCI, LAS, MSP, MSY, EWR, MCO, STL, SAT, SAN, SFO, and TPA. AA had the opportunity to do this back in 2000, but at the...Jump to post
Thugs, every last one of them. Lock them up and throw away the key.Jump to post
Cruise charter perhaps?Jump to post
That's good news. I have never understood why UX has been a stepchild and taken a distant back seat role in SkyTeam for as long we they have been a member. Time to step up and increase cooperation, connectivity and codesharing with other SkyTeam member airlines.Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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%
Wow, that's expensive. Wow, that is a really uninformed comment. Let's look at some basic math.......... With 376 seats on a 744, assuming all are filled with a paying passenger and assuming that everyone is paying that same maximum fare of $399 USD, that comes out to just over $150,000 USD. What e...Jump to post
I'm skeptical of RDU being able to profitably support three daily network carrier flights nonstop to Europe. It would not surprise me at all to see DL service RDU-AMS, especially now that DL is beginning to use RDU for connections. In shopping itineraries which have traditionally been routed via MS...Jump to post
I think the C-Series will be definitely be used to upguage DFW-LGA / -JFK / -LAX. Would not surprise me at all to see DL (finally) add DFW-SEA. Upguages on DFW-SLC / -MSP / -DTW are also strong possibilities. And thinking about DL continuing to develop the focus cities, I'll also go out on a limb an...Jump to post
VA is going down a very slippery slope. They need a Reg Ansett-level leader, and better network planning, rather than a mixed bag of codeshares and frames. Sounds like it may be time for another carrier to make a significant equity investment, replace the management/network/revenue management teams...Jump to post
Compared to AA at LHR, DL at AMS is much more focused on local traffic Your evidence of this? I HIGHLY doubt this is accurate. LHR is an exponentially larger market. We all know AMS is the connection hub, yes there is some decent-sized local traffic, but its primary function is connections. It is t...Jump to post
I've thought for quite some time now that interesting things would begin to happen once VS was folded into the DL/AF/KL transatlantic JV. Does anyone else think that this deal might be primarily about LHR slots that are currently being used by AF/KL for LHR-CDG and LHR-AMS services? What if some of ...Jump to post
TerminalD wrote:Varsity1 wrote:Delta is building airports and running oil refineries. Weird airline.
Isn't that what they accuse EK of doing? LOL
Financial results have no bearing on employee moral or relations. But profit sharing as a piece of the overall benefits portfolio does contribute to good employee moral and positive labor relations. Everyone I know who works for DL takes home a very nice profit sharing check each February and they ...Jump to post
http://news.delta.com/delta-air-lines-announces-june-quarter-2017-profit Amazing "best in company's history" results for DL, generating higher profits in Q2 '17 versus Q2 '16. Congratulations to all DL employees around the world. Must be a great place to work. http://news.delta.com/sites/d...Jump to post
1. Let the perpetrator spend some time in federal prison.
2. Add them to the global no-fly list for life.
3. Require them to reimburse DL for the cost of the diversion/return.
Already being discussed here:
Until American Airlines, United Airlines, Delta Airlines, etc have a better customer service, food, cabin, good looking flight attendants, don't expect them to be at Top 20. Don't worry your pretty little head over it. There are an increasing number of airlines from around the world who have decide...Jump to post
AWACSooner wrote:It seems to me that the ULCC's are akin to a strip mining operation...move in, get all the easy pickings...and move out at the first sign the route may not work.
It would be ironic for DL to pick those up if they were to become available. As satisfying as would be (for some), it won't happen. Why? 1. DL will very soon begin accepting delivery of the first 15 (of 25) A350s, built according to DL specifications. 2. DL is in no urgent need for additional A350s...Jump to post
I believe part of DL's wish list for Terminal A at BOS is a CPB facility to avoid the E-A transfer. Not sure what the status of that request is, though. I suspect the idea of a future FIS in Terminal A might not be out of the question. IIRC, DL wanted Terminal A to include a FIS, but Massport didn'...Jump to post
bennett123 wrote:Which B747 did we see being torn up?
FCO is already connected with skyteam partner Alitalia so really no need for Delta to add FCO as it really is only a seasonable route and AZ has it covered out of BOS for Delta. That type of statement certainly doesn't do anything to enhance your credibility, but no one really believes that credibi...Jump to post
Another feature of the FlyDelta all that I really like is receiving a notification on my phone when my checked bag has been scanned into the baggage system and another notification when the bag is loaded onboard the aircraft. One less thing to worry about when traveling brings peace of mind. I perso...Jump to post
LHR-SEA is a DL/VS JV market. DL/VS will jointly manage this quite effectively by simply changing the availability offered for sale in the market; fewer seats for sale LHR-SEA O&D and more seats for LHR to connecting destinations beyond SEA. SEA is, after all, a transfer hub. Happens all the tim...Jump to post
I like the idea. If the 737-8 has enough range, it could open up a new market. Tourism Travel from the Canary Islands to the United States is very small. There could be some incentives to attract US travelers. Since there is little competition I think starting with JFK makes sense I have long thoug...Jump to post
Did anyone else happen to notice the routemap in the link at the top of this post? Should we be expecting DAL-DEN/ATL/ORD/BOS/ ANC next? (I can't figure out how to attach a pic of the routemap). Like this: https://resource.alaskaair.net/~/media/Images/merch/new-flights/ASVXRouteMap41217v2.jpgJump to post
Better article with more info: http://news.delta.com/delta-air-lines-announces-march-2017-quarter-profit April Storm Impact Last week, severe weather in Atlanta caused significant disruptions to Delta’s operations. The company cancelled approximately 4,000 flights as a result of the weather and the ...Jump to post
Per Bloomberg: American Airlines in talks to buy stake in Chinese carrier http://www.dallasnews.com/business/airlines/2017/03/22/bloomberg-american-airlines-talks-buy-stake-chinese-carrier Is DL planning to make a counter offer, or are they content with their stake in China Eastern and the future of...Jump to post
Only Johannesburg-Atlanta, Lagos-Atlanta and Accra-New York are still operating. I am pretty certain that DL still serves Dakar as well from JFK like 3 times a week or something like that. Yes, JFK-DKR is still operating: http://www.delta.com/content/dam/delta-www/pdfs/route-maps/africa-route-map.p...Jump to post
I was just contacted a couple of days ago by a super nice girl in DL's marketing department who graciously provided me with 2 complimentary tickets to a private pre-opening event to mark the public opening of 747 Experience. Sounds like it is going to be quite event. Very much looking forward to att...Jump to post
Not toonly much information on the identity of the Attacker or what. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-39314250 Disagree. There is more than enough already known about the attacker: From the above article: "The man, 39, was on a watch-list of radicalised individuals and had been involved ...Jump to post
I don't work for DL, so it is true that I lack an inside perspective, As a Diamond Medallion expecting to requalify this year based on flown miles, what I can say that the overwhelming majority of employees seem to be happy or even very happy working for DL. There is absolutely no question that the ...Jump to post
Just like Greece's OA, the day has passed For Italy's AZ. There is no future for this carrier. They are beyond the point of no return. Time to pull the plug and let everyone move on. Italy is an important market and there are numerous other carriers who will come in and fill the void just like what ...Jump to post