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by DL747400
Tue Jan 15, 2019 2:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Air Lines announces 2018 Q4 results
Replies: 84
Views: 12302

Re: Delta Air Lines announces 2018 Q4 results

Noted, thank you. We will see what UA in particular looks like if they keep track of a comparable metric. UA seems to be the strongest in the Pacific among the US3. Agreed. UA is indeed the Goliath in the Pacific and will be difficult for anyone to match them. SFO alone is a tremendous Pacific oper...

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by DL747400
Tue Jan 15, 2019 2:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Air Lines announces 2018 Q4 results
Replies: 84
Views: 12302

Re: Delta Air Lines announces 2018 Q4 results

Interesting graphic, thank you for it. So the Pacific is the sole regions with a negative Passenger Unit Revenue Growth. Is Delta weak in the Pacific, or is the Pacific a difficult region in general? I believe that there are multiple factors at work. I'm generalizing here, but with a great deal of ...

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by DL747400
Tue Jan 15, 2019 1:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Air Lines announces 2018 Q4 results
Replies: 84
Views: 12302

Re: Delta Air Lines announces 2018 Q4 results

Since DL is apparently no longer putting their own info graphics in their earnings releases, here is one from AlphaStreet. Too bad AlphaStreet didn't know enough to use a current DL logo at the bottom right instead of one from 15+ years ago. :roll: https://cdn.news.alphastreet.com/wp-content/uploads...

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by DL747400
Sat Dec 29, 2018 1:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American to begin flights to Cordoba, Argentina..can Delta be next?
Replies: 12
Views: 2172

Re: American to begin flights to Cordoba, Argentina..can Delta be next?

At 4048nm, ATL-COR is a bit too far for the A321NEO and 757-200ER. The 767-300ER could easily do it, but would almost certainly be too large. Seems like that might be a perfect fit for the NMA / 797. I do not see ATL-COR happening until the NMA / 797 comes long. http://www.gcmap.com/map?P=atl-cor&am...

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by DL747400
Sat Dec 15, 2018 3:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First 787-9 for WestJet rolls out of paintshop
Replies: 54
Views: 12732

Re: First 787-9 for WestJet rolls out of paintshop

https://youtu.be/m18rmm7S7So


I love it! Thanks for sharing. Great commercial all the way around.

In some ways it was the same feel as some of DL's recent commercials in their 'Keep Climbing" series.
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cirrusdragoon wrote:
Did you see their new television advert?
https://youtu.be/m18rmm7S7So


I love it! Thanks for sharing. Great commercial all the way around.

In some ways it was the same feel as some of DL's recent commercials in their 'Keep Climbing" series.

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by DL747400
Sat Dec 15, 2018 4:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First 787-9 for WestJet rolls out of paintshop
Replies: 54
Views: 12732

Re: First 787-9 for WestJet rolls out of paintshop

https://www.youtube.com/embed/oSQn4QK8QDY Full service offering. Complimentary meal service in economy cabin included . Although I've seen that video before, I enjoy seeing it again and again. Can't wait to burn some miles and sample their new International Business Class on the 789. WS is really u...

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by DL747400
Fri Dec 14, 2018 1:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Source: Wow to End Los Angeles and DEL/SFO/YVR/MCO in January 2019
Replies: 66
Views: 9993

Re: Source: Wow to End Los Angeles and Delhi in January 2019

My opinion based on history and current observations: WOW is beginning to resemble Braniff in their final days. WOW's route, scheduling and fleet actions are becoming increasingly unpredictable and unstable. The choices made by WOW's leadership team are creating an even greater appearance of financi...

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by DL747400
Wed Dec 12, 2018 2:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Avianca Brasil declares bankruptcy
Replies: 65
Views: 15895

Re: Avianca Brasil sinking in debt

Domestic fares in Brasil are ridiculousely high. G3 and AD are nowhere near the LCLF that they pretend to be. Balderdash! Airlines operating in Brasil are no different than airlines in any other part of the world in the sense that: 1. They must be operated efficiently. Is this the case? 2. They nee...

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by DL747400
Wed Dec 05, 2018 2:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is Airbus hiding a new A322 business case behind the 100t+ A321XLR study? Numbers..
Replies: 211
Views: 24243

Re: Is Airbus hiding a new A322 business case behind the 100t+ A321XLR study? Numbers..

keesje wrote:
Who's gonna be the big NSA launching customer, at what price?


While it is not known at this time who will end up being the largest launch customer, DL / Ed Bastian has already stated publicly on multiple occasions that DL wants to be a launch customer for the 797.

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by DL747400
Wed Dec 05, 2018 12:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is Airbus hiding a new A322 business case behind the 100t+ A321XLR study? Numbers..
Replies: 211
Views: 24243

Re: Is Airbus hiding a new A322 business case behind the 100t+ A321XLR study? Numbers..

WHAT larger market? There is NO market for NMA. At all. Nobody wants A310 or 753 sized airplanes. What airlines want is to squeeze more people into existing platforms and at lower cost. Until technology takes another step to make a plane the size of A330-800 lighter, cheaper and more economical tha...

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by DL747400
Wed Dec 05, 2018 1:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian second largest foreign carrier at LAX
Replies: 24
Views: 5866

Re: Norwegian second largest foreign carrier at LAX

Mortyman wrote:
Norwegian second largest foreign carrier at LAX


And still losing TONS of $$$ (at least until they cease operations and leave everyone stranded).

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by DL747400
Wed Dec 05, 2018 1:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is Airbus hiding a new A322 business case behind the 100t+ A321XLR study? Numbers..
Replies: 211
Views: 24243

Re: Is Airbus hiding a new A322 business case behind the 100t+ A321XLR study? Numbers..

For some time now, I've sensed something vaguely familiar about the NMA business case and the battle lines being drawn between B and A. Then it hit me........ This feels like a modern day equivalent of the battle between the Lockheed 1011 TriStar and the McDonnell Douglas DC-10, which commenced in t...

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by DL747400
Mon Nov 26, 2018 1:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LAX New Satellite Concourse
Replies: 70
Views: 11406

Re: LAX New Satellite Concourse

I believe T3 will be totally demolished. :shakehead: DL plans to build over the existing structure in three different phases, but it will remain open and in active service throughout. AKLRNO is correct. From page 3 of this document: http://lawa.granicus.com/MetaViewer.php?view_id=4&clip_id=484&...

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by DL747400
Sun Nov 25, 2018 1:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: BE being bought for £2.2m by a consortium including VS, Stobart Group and Cyrus Capital
Replies: 326
Views: 53255

Re: Sky News: Virgin Atlantic and Flybe in talks

BA should not even be allowed to place a bid.

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by DL747400
Sat Nov 24, 2018 5:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aerolineas Argentinas no cash flow
Replies: 32
Views: 5322

Re: Aerolineas Argentinas no cash flow

Decades of endless state aid are not the answer. Any airline without a viable business model and a realistic business plan to support it should not be artificially kept alive on life support. It would be sad if AR were to cease to exist, but perhaps necessary. The Argentinian government and economy ...

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by DL747400
Fri Nov 23, 2018 4:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: BE being bought for £2.2m by a consortium including VS, Stobart Group and Cyrus Capital
Replies: 326
Views: 53255

Re: Sky News: Virgin Atlantic and Flybe in talks

Aside from this being a tremendous opportunity for DL/VS, I also smell an opportunity here for Airbus. The A220 would be an ideal replacement for Flybe's large Q400 fleet. This would improve the ability for DL/VS/AF/KL to market international to domestic UK connections. There is a significant segmen...

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by DL747400
Fri Nov 23, 2018 4:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France to halve its A380 fleet
Replies: 253
Views: 46756

Re: Air France will half it's A380 fleet

I recall reading a few years ago AF publicly stated they wished they had never bought the A380's- too big for their type of operation. Don't tell that to Airbus, as they believe that the 380 is the perfect plane for high volume, long haul hub to hub markets. Airbus believes that if an airline can't...

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by DL747400
Thu Nov 22, 2018 6:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta and Special Liveries
Replies: 41
Views: 4926

Re: Delta and Special Liveries

Every time I see one of the various heritage liveries that AA has at present, there is always something a little bit off. They didn't get the colors exactly right, or the retro livery is not 100% true to the original. And of course, seeing A m e r i c a n titles with another carrier's livery just do...

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by DL747400
Thu Nov 22, 2018 5:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta and Special Liveries
Replies: 41
Views: 4926

Re: Delta and Special Liveries

ord wrote:
Myth: A widely held but false belief or idea.


You are certainly entitled to your opinion. I respectfully disagree.

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by DL747400
Thu Nov 22, 2018 3:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta and Special Liveries
Replies: 41
Views: 4926

Re: Delta and Special Liveries

The current Delta livery was introduced prior to any rumblings of a potential DL-NW merger. The tilted widget references an airplane taking off. Onward and upward. Totally disagree. The current DL livery, including the use of the color red for the entire widget is a clear and unmistakable nod to th...

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by DL747400
Wed Nov 21, 2018 2:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sun Country passengers stranded in Mexico file a federal lawsuit.
Replies: 55
Views: 9673

Re: Sun Country passengers stranded in Mexico file a federal lawsuit.

Yep, I hope they get a big fat payday from SY. You get what you pay for when you buy a ticket on SY or any one of several other carriers for that matter (fill in the blank). It will also be helpful for the rest of the industry (including all of the big boys) to take note to ensure that they don't ev...

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by DL747400
Wed Nov 21, 2018 2:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta and Special Liveries
Replies: 41
Views: 4926

Re: Delta and Special Liveries

Keep Climbing = Focusing on what lies ahead rather than clinging to the past.

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by DL747400
Tue Nov 20, 2018 1:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA Continues DEN Expansion - New Flights to SRQ/VPS/PBI/PNS/BRO
Replies: 41
Views: 5476

Re: UA Continues DEN Expansion - New Flights to SRQ/VPS/PBI/PNS/BRO

My first thought was let's see how long this lasts. UA doesn't have the presence, customer base or brand loyalty in Florida to be able to sustain these routes.

Makes a bit more sense now that we see that these are SAT-only routes which being added for a few weeks during Spring Break.

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by DL747400
Thu Nov 08, 2018 1:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LGA to west coast
Replies: 45
Views: 5673

Re: LGA to west coast

The perimeter rule is an artificial constraint. Airlines should be allowed to fly wherever they want to with their slots. JFK is well established and will not be hurt by opening up LGA. Agreed. NYC is too large of a metropolitan area to still have such an archaic rule in place with no strong case t...

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by DL747400
Thu Nov 01, 2018 2:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 10 yrs since DELTA & NORTHWEST merge!
Replies: 133
Views: 12653

Re: 10 yrs since DELTA & NORTHWEST merge!

Interesting infographic from the DL Newshub:



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by DL747400
Mon Oct 29, 2018 1:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sun Country JFK-LAS?
Replies: 92
Views: 3914

Re: Sun Country adds BOS-LAS, JFK-LAS, LAX-LAS, SFO-LAS

This expansion by SY looks to be nothing more than the actions of a desperate company struggling to survive.

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by DL747400
Mon Oct 29, 2018 12:32 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Speculation: Delta possible takeover of Hawaiian?
Replies: 36
Views: 5684

Re: Speculation: Delta possible takeover of Hawaiian?

Why would a DL acquisition automatically be the end of HA? Couldn't DL decide to keep HA as is and create some North American version of IAG? I don't necessarily think that a DL acquisition of HA would automatically have to mean the end of HA, but DL would have to get approval from their pilot's un...

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by DL747400
Sun Oct 28, 2018 7:29 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Speculation: Delta possible takeover of Hawaiian?
Replies: 36
Views: 5684

Re: Speculation: Delta possible takeover of Hawaiian?

:rotfl: I love it how so many people in this thread are getting their shorts in a twist over this topic. It is both entertaining and fascinating to dwell on all of the "what if" scenarios that people like the OP bring up for discussion. Yes, this IS a rumor and the OP made that quite clear...

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by DL747400
Sun Oct 28, 2018 3:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MEA orders 4 a330 neo
Replies: 28
Views: 6347

Re: MEA orders 4 a330 neo

Would love to see MEA on BEY-JFK.

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by DL747400
Sun Oct 28, 2018 3:06 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Speculation: Delta possible takeover of Hawaiian?
Replies: 36
Views: 5684

Re: Speculation: Delta possible takeover of Hawaiian?

I love mergers in general and I specifically love everything about this rumor, which has been circulating for at least 2 years now. The handwriting is on the wall: HA will not remain independent. Someone WILL acquire them or merge with them. DL sees what is about to take place in the industry and ha...

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by DL747400
Mon Oct 08, 2018 1:11 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: $19 Minimum Wage Coming to NYC Airports
Replies: 33
Views: 2022

Re: $19 Minimum Wage Coming to NYC Airports

19 $ x 160 h = 3,040 $ / month - I guess that's before taxes and other deductions. How far can somebody go with this money in New York (suburbs included)? Somebody who is working full-time should always get so much money that he / she can live of it without having to fear the end of the month. Rega...

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by DL747400
Sun Oct 07, 2018 3:09 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: US Congress: Banned phone calls on planes
Replies: 61
Views: 6327

Re: US Congress: Banned phone calls on planes

We could all take a lesson from Japanese society They don’t make rules about cell phone use on public transport, their culture of privacy and politeness just expects it And they adhere to this You speak about the Japanese. This entire thread is about banning U.S. citizens pushing the U.S. Congress ...

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by DL747400
Sat Oct 06, 2018 6:34 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: US Congress: Banned phone calls on planes
Replies: 61
Views: 6327

Re: US Congress: Banned phone calls on planes

"Congress could consider revising its ban in the future to permit calls made with muffling devices or from private booths installed on board” I wonder how much airlines would charge for the use of phone booths since they would have to be installed where you now have seats. Unless they remove o...

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by DL747400
Sat Oct 06, 2018 6:29 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: US Congress: Banned phone calls on planes
Replies: 61
Views: 6327

Re: US Congress: Banned phone calls on planes

And to think that there used to be payphones on airplanes... Oh, come on now... If you are truly honest with yourself, you have to admit that the time to which you refer when many commercial airliners had Airphone and Verizon pay phones was back at a time in history when people and society in gener...

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by DL747400
Sat Oct 06, 2018 4:34 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: US Congress: Banned phone calls on planes
Replies: 61
Views: 6327

Re: US Congress: Banned phone calls on planes

If someone is respectful of those around them I don’t have a problem with people using phones on aircraft. So when that someone is NOT respectful because they don't know how to be respectful, or because they refuse to be respectful, your comment clearly demonstrates the expectation that hundreds of...

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by DL747400
Sat Oct 06, 2018 3:12 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: US Congress: Banned phone calls on planes
Replies: 61
Views: 6327

Re: US Congress: Banned phone calls on planes

It seems to me as we live in an ever more connected world that calls would become the norm. As a pilot I get to position on overseas airlines regularly and have flown multiple carriers that offer such technologies. I have seen people use their own cell phones and never been bothered nor noted any o...

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by DL747400
Sat Oct 06, 2018 3:06 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: US Congress: Banned phone calls on planes
Replies: 61
Views: 6327

Re: US Congress: Banned phone calls on planes

LAXintl wrote:
Very short sighted imo, especially as voice calls become ever more common on foreign airlines.


Then that is a very good reason to avoid those foreign carriers who allow voice calls. It would be very helpful if someone could post a list of said carriers for everyone's awareness.

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by DL747400
Sat Oct 06, 2018 3:03 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: US Congress: Banned phone calls on planes
Replies: 61
Views: 6327

Re: US Congress: Banned phone calls on planes

Dumb to make a law. Simply should let the market decide. Let airlines offer the feature and let market place decide based on consumer action whether its sticks or not. Each airline can decide on its own if the feature is a benefit or hinderence to their market position. Disagree 150%. Sadly, we liv...

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by DL747400
Sat Oct 06, 2018 3:09 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: US Congress: Banned phone calls on planes
Replies: 61
Views: 6327

Re: US Congress: Banned phone calls on planes

I will never understand why people are so hypocritical about talking on planes. People talk in the car, on the bus, on the train, in the office, yet all of a sudden, do it on a plane and you’re the worst person alive. The attitude reflected in that comment is very typical of people who think it's a...

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by DL747400
Fri Oct 05, 2018 1:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: $10 Billion JFK Airport Renovation
Replies: 122
Views: 19107

Re: $10 Billion JFK Airport Renovation

tlecam wrote:
How is it a nightmare by rail?


Try it once and you'll see for yourself. I will never make that mistake again!

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by DL747400
Thu Oct 04, 2018 12:50 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: "The biggest airline failures of all time, from Trump Shuttle to Laker Airways"
Replies: 85
Views: 7246

Re: "The biggest airline failures of all time, from Trump Shuttle to Laker Airways"

What about the big legacy airlines that survived thanks to public constant bailouts... List is long but (not) distinguished. You and everyone else know full well that the last C11 filings of the US3 were brought about by the 9/11 terror attacks and the resulting economic impact from the war on terr...

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by DL747400
Fri Sep 28, 2018 1:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Longest 737 Flight? GOL plans Brasilia - Cancun launch in June 2019, with the 737 MAX
Replies: 21
Views: 5101

Re: Longest 737 Flight? GOL plans Brasilia - Cancun launch in June 2019, with the 737 MAX

Will be interesting to see whether either AM or DL will codeshare or with G3 on this flight, or provide any connectivity to/from it.

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by DL747400
Fri Sep 28, 2018 12:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: GOL To Cancun from Brasilia
Replies: 9
Views: 1575

Re: GOL To Cancun from Brasilia

Will be interesting to see whether AM or DL introduce any connectivity with or codesharing on this new flight.

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by DL747400
Fri Sep 21, 2018 12:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates shelves plans to fly to MEX
Replies: 67
Views: 12477

Re: Emirates shelves plans to fly to MEX

I wonder how much of a role the AM/DL JV had in the Mexican authorities not giving EK what they wanted. If the media were to question EK about this, they would vehemently deny it, but I have a feeling that DL/AM may have something to do with it... Hopefully, AM/DL did have something to do with it. ...

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by DL747400
Thu Sep 20, 2018 1:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Copa reveals new Business Class seats for the 737 MAX
Replies: 26
Views: 5591

Re: Copa reveals new Business Class seats for the 737 MAX

Looks almost identical to what DL has been using in Delta One on their 757s for several years now: https://travelskills.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/06/Screen-Shot-2014-06-24-at-10.33.27-PM.png https://thepointsguy.com/2017/08/delta-one-757-200-flight-review/ It would be nice if lie-flat seating cont...

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by DL747400
Thu Sep 13, 2018 12:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumours about Air France US expansion
Replies: 82
Views: 10914

Re: Air France Us expansion

With the power of the ATI-immunized TATL JV with DL, I suspect that AF will be much more successful this time around. I wish them great success. Still, it would have been better to see KLM open daily DFW-AMS service. AMS connections are so much easier and more pleasant than connections via CDG. It's...

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by DL747400
Wed Sep 12, 2018 1:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SEA IAF project update
Replies: 23
Views: 3591

Re: SEA IAF project update

iamlucky13 wrote:
Considered from that baseline, we're not talking about 60% budget overrun, but a 206% overrun.


Wait, is this Port of Seattle or PANYNJ?

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by DL747400
Sat Sep 08, 2018 4:47 pm
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Delta Adiemus Commercial w/ JFK Worldport
Replies: 11
Views: 4130

Re: Delta Adiemus Commercial w/ JFK Worldport

I remember that commercial you mention, but I don't ever recall seeing a version of that commercial which included shots of the JFK Worldport. Like you, I suspect that could well have been an alternate version of the same commercial intended for the NYC market. You may wish to contact the DL Archive...

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by DL747400
Sun Sep 02, 2018 4:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 9/2/2018:AA/AS/DL/UA/WN
Replies: 79
Views: 11150

Re: OAG Changes 9/2/2018:AA/AS/DL/UA/WN

WN's BOS operation is not doing to well, MKE, IND, and CMH were reduced last year, now AUS, BNA, and BWI this year WN will likely continue to struggle in BOS and will continue to make reductions, IMO. The BOS market is owned by B6 and DL. WN's coverage of major routes from SEA is starting to feel l...

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by DL747400
Sun Sep 02, 2018 3:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Muddle of the Market aircraft (No, this isn’t a typo)
Replies: 327
Views: 31342

Re: The Muddle of the Market aircraft (No, this isn’t a typo)

The major strike against such an aircraft is that the marketplace has already spoken, the consumer is happy flying existing narrowbody planes over longer distances. Be careful not to put forth your personal opinion as fact. There are many, many consumers of air travel, especially business travelers...

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