(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 ...Jump to post
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 ...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
The only parties getting rich in this case are the retched attorneys.Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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.Jump to post
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 ...Jump to post
mham001 wrote:California, here we come.
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...Jump to post
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....Jump to post
Etheereal wrote:So .. wasnt EK supposedly operating at a loss, just to compete with the US3?
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...Jump to post
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.Jump to post
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...Jump to post
One can dream............
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
.......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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
Article from Delta's NewHub:
https://news.delta.com/delta-air-lines- ... ter-profit
Includes the following infographic:
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...Jump to post
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.
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...Jump to post
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?
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...Jump to post
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.
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 ...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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.
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...Jump to post
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.
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 ...Jump to post
-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...Jump to post
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 ...Jump to post
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.
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...Jump to post
StudiodeKadent wrote:Seriously, the US3 aren't even overly exposed to the ME3 in the first place.
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%