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by DiamondFlyer
Thu Oct 18, 2018 10:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The economics of used regional jets
Replies: 10
Views: 1966

Re: The economics of used regional jets

Many small RJ's were brought out of storage when fuel declined to about $50.00 per barrel. Now fuel is at $70.00 per barrel and the incentive is dwindling as more newer larger RJ's are joining the fleets. The ERJ-135's are all but gone from the fleets of the majors and AA is soon parking some CRJ-2...

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by DiamondFlyer
Wed Oct 17, 2018 12:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Re: Indiana State Aviation: Part 16
Replies: 258
Views: 16001

Re: Indiana aviation thread - 2018

Most of the daily connecting passengers on the morning EWR flight were going to BOS, 10-15 per day. Dont know how many connect to BOS from Delta's flights thru DTW. This is interesting though Skywest as a Delta Connection could conceivably operate a morning CRJ SBN-BOS if the demand was there. You’...

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by DiamondFlyer
Wed Oct 17, 2018 12:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Re: Indiana State Aviation: Part 16
Replies: 258
Views: 16001

Re: Indiana aviation thread - 2018

Here is something official from the South Bend International Airport reference the United Newark flight. "We will be retaining the EWR service seasonally each fall. We will be putting out more information on this soon." Unfortunately based on the other EWR cuts this week as well as United...

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by DiamondFlyer
Wed Oct 17, 2018 12:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airlines leasing houses instead of booking hotel rooms
Replies: 122
Views: 13136

Re: Airlines leasing houses instead of booking hotel rooms

Interesting to hear that some airlines used to do this. I guess it just goes to show how strict union and civil regulations have become. I'm in flight school currently, and will be starting with a regional soon, and I for one would probably enjoy a hotel over this dorm-like house setup I described....

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by DiamondFlyer
Fri Oct 12, 2018 6:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta’s new A220 narrowbody coming on sale for January debut
Replies: 98
Views: 14582

Re: Delta’s new A220 narrowbody coming on sale for January debut

indcwby wrote:
I'm wondering why the A220 isn't considered for use between ATL and IAH/HOU/DFW.


Lack of capacity

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by DiamondFlyer
Fri Oct 12, 2018 6:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta’s new A220 narrowbody coming on sale for January debut
Replies: 98
Views: 14582

Re: Delta’s new A220 narrowbody coming on sale for January debut

The CR2s aren't leaving the Delta Connection fleet yet, but the total number in the fleet will decline. I understand that. But you seem to imply that it’s an imminent parking of airplanes, when in actuality there is zero short term plan for removal of any CR2s That depends on what you mean by short...

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by DiamondFlyer
Fri Oct 12, 2018 6:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta’s new A220 narrowbody coming on sale for January debut
Replies: 98
Views: 14582

Re: Delta’s new A220 narrowbody coming on sale for January debut

Can you point to any definitive, firm announcement of any CR2 exit from the Delta Connection fleet in 2019? I ask because to my knowledge, such an announcement has never been made The CR2s aren't leaving the Delta Connection fleet yet, but the total number in the fleet will decline. I understand th...

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by DiamondFlyer
Fri Oct 12, 2018 5:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta’s new A220 narrowbody coming on sale for January debut
Replies: 98
Views: 14582

Re: Delta’s new A220 narrowbody coming on sale for January debut

I expect LGA-BOS is in the mix largely for utilization purposes between the various LGA-Texas rotations. The short stage length also allows a lot of cycles to quickly build crew experience on the type. Exactly, the staffing snafus that came with the 350 could have been cured by doing the same thing...

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by DiamondFlyer
Fri Oct 12, 2018 5:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta’s new A220 narrowbody coming on sale for January debut
Replies: 98
Views: 14582

Re: Delta’s new A220 narrowbody coming on sale for January debut

[*]

Victorville wrote:
I'm sure this has been covered, but what will be the pilot bases on the A220? NYC?


NYC and SLC for now

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by DiamondFlyer
Fri Oct 12, 2018 5:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta’s new A220 narrowbody coming on sale for January debut
Replies: 98
Views: 14582

Re: Delta’s new A220 narrowbody coming on sale for January debut

LGA-BOS suprises me somewhat. Surely this route is extremely frequency sensitive. It shouldn't. The schedule won't change: still hourly Shuttle service. The A220 is a modest upgauge from the E175 and a modest downgauge from the 717 which are most frequently seen on LGA-BOS. Hopefully it won't go al...

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by DiamondFlyer
Wed Oct 10, 2018 7:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hurricane Michael
Replies: 48
Views: 6312

Re: Hurricane Micheal

I'm very surprisied that ATL is not taking more precautions and being more pro active. Outside of TLH and ECP, I think ATL is going to be the most effected by this hurricane. It's already on the verge of a Cat 5 and it is going to push well inland thru Georgia with some very serious winds that migh...

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by DiamondFlyer
Wed Oct 10, 2018 12:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A few Delta fleet questions.
Replies: 135
Views: 12092

Re: A few Delta fleet questions.

But this was the original plan. However, a 50% reduction is significant because UA is gobbling up all of the CRJ200s Delta discarded and AA is reactivating up to 50 ERJ-140s. Again, not true. Not a single Delta owned CRJ is in service at United. Please stop talking BS. Some of the previously Expres...

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by DiamondFlyer
Tue Oct 09, 2018 12:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A few Delta fleet questions.
Replies: 135
Views: 12092

Re: A few Delta fleet questions.

The CSeries will mainly replace 76-seaters, CRJ700/900 and ERJ-170/175. These aircraft will in turn move to CRJ200 routes, effectively ending the 50-seat era at DL. Again, not true. Delta has only said that they plan on a 50% reduction in 50 seat flying from 2017 to 2022... But this was the origina...

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by DiamondFlyer
Tue Oct 09, 2018 1:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A few Delta fleet questions.
Replies: 135
Views: 12092

Re: A few Delta fleet questions.

FlightLevel360 wrote:
The CSeries will mainly replace 76-seaters, CRJ700/900 and ERJ-170/175. These aircraft will in turn move to CRJ200 routes, effectively ending the 50-seat era at DL.


Again, not true. Delta has only said that they plan on a 50% reduction in 50 seat flying from 2017 to 2022...

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by DiamondFlyer
Sat Oct 06, 2018 11:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ORD on track to overtake ATL for busiest airport by flight ops
Replies: 34
Views: 4047

Re: ORD on track to overtake ATL for busiest airport by flight ops

jfern022 wrote:
PerfectGriffin wrote:
I thought the number of 50 seaters was decreasing at ORD?


If I’m not mistaken both UA and AA are pulling CR2’s out of the desert. EV is flying 20 more for UAx.


IIRC, the 20 EV CR2's for UA are simply coming from OO.

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by DiamondFlyer
Thu Oct 04, 2018 1:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS Subsidiary Will Perform Ground Handling for All Airlines at PAE
Replies: 74
Views: 5788

Re: AS Subsidiary Will Perform Ground Handling for All Airlines at PAE

Forcing airlines to be handled by a competitor is new ground for the USA. Self-handling is an option at every airport I know of in the USA except HPN, but the handler is not owned by an airline. I'd rather see these positions go to a vendor that is a wholly-owned subsidiary of an airline such as Mc...

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by DiamondFlyer
Wed Oct 03, 2018 9:51 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: UN court orders US to lift some Iran sanctions
Replies: 42
Views: 1303

Re: UN court orders US to lift some Iran sanctions

What do you expect from Iran. The US overthrew a democratically elected government and it's primeminister back in 1953. in a coup d'état orchestrated by the United States' Central Intelligence Agency and the United Kingdom's Secret Intelligence Service because of oil resources wich again led to the...

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by DiamondFlyer
Sun Sep 30, 2018 2:39 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: A bounty of counties
Replies: 28
Views: 1012

Re: A bounty of counties

Kansas and several others states should consolidate some counties. It's ridicuious to have counties with extremely small populations. I suppose elected officials like the Sheriff, County Clerk would scream because someone would be losing their positions. Maricopa County in Arizona is larger in land...

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by DiamondFlyer
Thu Sep 27, 2018 5:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NTSB: Pilot error responsible for AC759 @ SFO
Replies: 74
Views: 12699

Re: NTSB: Pilot error responsible for AC759 @ SFO

I know this might sound rather ridiculous, but is there any way the FAA could essentially force TC to follow the US’ lead on pilot fatigue by forcing foreign airlines to adhere to US duty hour regulations when flying to a US airport? Another option is, could TC have a “North of 60” exemption and ad...

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by DiamondFlyer
Tue Sep 25, 2018 9:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 9/23/2018:AA Adds PHL-SRQ; DL Drops CVG-MKE; Many F9 Changes
Replies: 106
Views: 12170

Re: OAG Changes 9/23/2018:AA Adds PHL-SRQ; DL Drops CVG-MKE; Many F9 Changes

Because you wouldn’t if you weren’t in the industry. I have numerous friends who work at OO, and nearly all CRJ pilots east of the Rockies are flying near FAR limits. Most bases have 0 reserve crews, days in a row. They can’t keep it up And yet, that does not prove your claim. You are supporting a ...

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by DiamondFlyer
Tue Sep 25, 2018 6:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 9/23/2018:AA Adds PHL-SRQ; DL Drops CVG-MKE; Many F9 Changes
Replies: 106
Views: 12170

Re: OAG Changes 9/23/2018:AA Adds PHL-SRQ; DL Drops CVG-MKE; Many F9 Changes

Me too. SkyWest has no problem covering UA, AA, and AS flying. SkyWest was even able to quickly get aircraft and crews online to cover for a QX hiring shortage. In typical DL fanboy fashion, the blame will be someone else’s. Maybe the routes just don’t make money? SkyWest seems to be covering lines...

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by DiamondFlyer
Sun Sep 23, 2018 3:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 9/23/2018:AA Adds PHL-SRQ; DL Drops CVG-MKE; Many F9 Changes
Replies: 106
Views: 12170

Re: OAG Changes 9/23/2018:AA Adds PHL-SRQ; DL Drops CVG-MKE; Many F9 Changes

Most of the DL drops in CVG are OO operated routes, not a coincidence, IMO. Reflective of the staffing situation over there. It that is true, why doesn't DL staff them from another regional? Endeavor? Seems there's two possibilities: 1) Other regionals can't staff it or don't have a plane (CRJ-200s...

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by DiamondFlyer
Sun Sep 23, 2018 2:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 9/23/2018:AA Adds PHL-SRQ; DL Drops CVG-MKE; Many F9 Changes
Replies: 106
Views: 12170

Re: OAG Changes 9/23/2018:AA Adds PHL-SRQ; DL Drops CVG-MKE; Many F9 Changes

Most of the DL drops in CVG are OO operated routes, not a coincidence, IMO. Reflective of the staffing situation over there.

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by DiamondFlyer
Sat Sep 22, 2018 11:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Drunk passenger causes diversion after headbutting FA
Replies: 35
Views: 7074

Re: Drunk passenger causes diversion after headbutting FA

Are mothers not teaching manners anymore? People use to be much more respectful. Planes are going to be camera’d up for evidence purposes soon enough and should be equipped with a holding area in the belly of the plane. Honestly it wouldn't surprise me to see video cams of both flight deck & pa...

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by DiamondFlyer
Tue Sep 11, 2018 2:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Weakest Aspect of Regional / Connection Carriers in US?
Replies: 21
Views: 2616

Re: Weakest Aspect of Regional / Connection Carriers in US?

No. The negative issue with connection carriers is lack of crew across the board. Ever since the amount of hours needed to get your ATP rating sored causing it even more expensive for flight students to get the hours needed to get on with a regional carrier. This happened after the Colgan air DH4 c...

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by DiamondFlyer
Tue Sep 04, 2018 10:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B727 Cargo Airlines?
Replies: 43
Views: 3541

Re: B727 Cargo Airlines?

The 2 USA Jet birds are nice looking. The first, 727US came from ILN, where it was parked when Capital Air Cargo stopped flying the 727. And IIRC, the second which joined their fleet this summer came from CargoJet

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by DiamondFlyer
Tue Sep 04, 2018 10:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why Delta outearns UA & AA - dominating its largest hubs - market share data by US network hubs
Replies: 88
Views: 8832

Re: Why Delta outearns UA & AA - dominating its largest hubs - market share data by US network hubs

As has already been said, its a combination of 1. Having hubs in secondary markets outside of NYC/LAX and possibly ATL (depending on if you characterize Atlanta as in the same class as New York City/Los Angeles/Chicago/Dallas Fort Worth/Houston/Miami etc). 2. Phasing out 50 seat RJ's to achieve bet...

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by DiamondFlyer
Thu Aug 23, 2018 12:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: Delta to Start Service at ORH
Replies: 103
Views: 10814

Re: Unconfirmed: Delta to Start Service at ORH

Probably DL having OO operate a token DTW turn a day from ORH, with a junker that will never be on time

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by DiamondFlyer
Thu Aug 23, 2018 3:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL Upgauges Second HPN-ATL flight to Mainline
Replies: 13
Views: 2498

Re: DL Upgauges Second HPN-ATL flight to Mainline

I mean NY -ATL should be mainline service. This is a good upgrade and I bet they sell more than an average number of seats out of HPN. It's a similar airport and clientele to SNA. Well, sorta of it. Delta Connections still flying to SWF (Stewart Int'l) Newburgh, NY. Still not mainline as yet. Delta...

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by DiamondFlyer
Sun Aug 19, 2018 5:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 8/19/2018:AS Drops FLLSFO;DL Drops JFKBGR,BMIMSP,BNACVG,FNTMSP;Y4 Adds ABQ/CLT/More
Replies: 130
Views: 14829

Re: OAG Changes 8/19/2018:AS Drops FLLSFO;DL Drops JFKBGR,BMIMSP,BNACVG,FNTMSP;Y4 Adds ABQ/CLT/More

I think DL closing the CVG focus city is probably inevitable, but they will keep a few things. Plus hubs, of course. I wouldn’t be surprised to see the majority of CVG’s Delta Connection service to other US3 hubs go away sooner rather than later, such as CLT, DFW, EWR, IAH, ORD, PHL, etc. Many of t...

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by DiamondFlyer
Sun Aug 19, 2018 5:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 8/19/2018:AS Drops FLLSFO;DL Drops JFKBGR,BMIMSP,BNACVG,FNTMSP;Y4 Adds ABQ/CLT/More
Replies: 130
Views: 14829

Re: OAG Changes 8/19/2018:AS Drops FLLSFO;DL Drops JFKBGR,BMIMSP,BNACVG,FNTMSP;Y4 Adds ABQ/CLT/More

Is Delta dropping FNT completely? They’d still have at least ATL out of FNT. I’m almost thinking that some of the DL Connection stuff is filing errors. For example, YOW-LGA last winter was daily, but it’s listed above as 0.5. This winter it appears to be showing as 0.9, meaning they’re cutting Satu...

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by DiamondFlyer
Thu Aug 16, 2018 6:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta F/A's & Fleet Workers Could Vote on Union Soon
Replies: 228
Views: 13361

Re: Delta F/A's & Fleet Workers Could Vote on Union Soon

Bye bye best in the industry profit sharing. I think anyone with half a brain is going to vote no. Except the lazy people who are on the brink of getting fired. They may see some use in having a union. All you have to do is look at UA and AA..how has having a union worked out for their morale There...

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by DiamondFlyer
Sat Aug 11, 2018 4:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: QX employee steals and crashes Q400 near SEA
Replies: 705
Views: 94130

Re: AS Employee steals Q400 at SeaTac

rosecityspotter wrote:
ucdtim17 wrote:
Did the F-15s come from PDX or somewhere in Washington?


PDX “ROCK 01”

It’s actually 41 & 42, not 01

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by DiamondFlyer
Wed Aug 08, 2018 6:55 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Packs: On or Off?
Replies: 18
Views: 1165

Re: Packs: On or Off?

On the CRJ-200, it's common place to run the packs off the APU for takeoff and landing, otherwise you simply don't have any airflow in the aircraft. Additionally, if it's below 0C, and you need to use the anti-ice, you either have to have the packs running off the APU bleed air, or utilize an unpres...

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by DiamondFlyer
Wed Aug 08, 2018 1:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA adding DFW-CYS (Cheyenne, WY) and Sat CLT-HVN on 11/4
Replies: 62
Views: 6520

Re: AA adding DFW-CYS (Cheyenne, WY) and Sat CLT-HVN on 11/4

You know, if UA is serious about turning IAD into a connecting hub like they said, I wouldn't be surprised to see them start HVN-IAD. Now what would it take to have DL start HVN-ATL? A CS-100 or now a A220-100. Short of that, the pending court case involving the runway being decided in HVN's favor....

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by DiamondFlyer
Sat Aug 04, 2018 3:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Republic nears deal to buy Trans States
Replies: 35
Views: 8664

Re: Republic nears deal to buy Trans States

Ah rumors. I’d heard that 9E and Envoy would take all CP airplanes the entire time I worked there, and none of it has come to fruition. The way I see it, 9E has shiny jet syndrome and is tired of flying the 200 from DTW to Lansing, and Envoy’s pilot group will never be happy no matter how many airp...

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by DiamondFlyer
Fri Aug 03, 2018 11:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Republic nears deal to buy Trans States
Replies: 35
Views: 8664

Re: Republic nears deal to buy Trans States

Because 9E has so much experience operating the 175 or the ability to immediately staff 36 airplanes? Because 9E is the wholly owned regional of DL. It has been long rumored that 9E would get E75s. With 9E being owned by DL, a training program could get put into place rather quickly, if they haven'...

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by DiamondFlyer
Fri Aug 03, 2018 4:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CAE to Get Air Wisconsin Crew Base
Replies: 17
Views: 1575

Re: CAE to Get Air Wisconsin Crew Base

Air Wisconsin doesn't currently fly EWR flights. Those are held by Expressjet and Commutair. UA does fly CAE-IAH once daily, but that is operated by Expressjet as again, all 50 seater flying out of IAH is currently handled by Expressjet. I believe these are the current allocations for UAX 50 seater...

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by DiamondFlyer
Wed Aug 01, 2018 4:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta orders 20 CRJ900 with new interiors
Replies: 83
Views: 16227

Re: Delta orders 20 CRJ900 with new interiors

oosnowrat wrote:
According to the OO earnings call, OO gets these birds on a nine-year contract.


But has been proven in the regional market, especially with Delta, lengthy contracts don't mean a darn thing if you can't hold up the operational metrics required to hold the contract.

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by DiamondFlyer
Tue Jul 31, 2018 9:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why does DL send large planes to small airports?
Replies: 96
Views: 15914

Re: Why does DL send large planes to small airports?

SBN does get a daily ATL CR9 by Endeavor Air on the noon flight It's not daily, its 6x weekly I forgot they skip Wednesday. The CRJ900 is showing on Delta's schedule through October. I wonder if it is just seasonal or will continue year round? OO can do maintenance at SBN on all their CRJ types and...

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by DiamondFlyer
Tue Jul 31, 2018 4:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why does DL send large planes to small airports?
Replies: 96
Views: 15914

Re: Why does DL send large planes to small airports?

DL sends a CRJ900 on the noon flight into SBN from ATL and return. This is a step up from the usual CRJ200's. Even with a Skywest maintenance base at SBN long term plans are to use a mix of CRJ900/B717 on the ATL flights and CRJ900's on the MSP flights with the CRJ200's only doing the DTW runs. I’l...

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by DiamondFlyer
Tue Jul 31, 2018 4:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Trans states Airlines announces additional flying for United
Replies: 17
Views: 3913

Re: Trans states Airlines announces additional flying for United

codc10 wrote:
Super80Fan wrote:
It's better than additional CRJ-200's.


Those are coming too... :ill:


Yup, XJT operating them, more or less to cover 20 Wisconsin can't.

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by DiamondFlyer
Mon Jul 30, 2018 4:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why does DL send large planes to small airports?
Replies: 96
Views: 15914

Re: Why does DL send large planes to small airports?

DL sends a CRJ900 on the noon flight into SBN from ATL and return. This is a step up from the usual CRJ200's. Even with a Skywest maintenance base at SBN long term plans are to use a mix of CRJ900/B717 on the ATL flights and CRJ900's on the MSP flights with the CRJ200's only doing the DTW runs. I’l...

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by DiamondFlyer
Mon Jul 30, 2018 3:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 7/29/2018:AM Adds DTW-QRO;DL Adds DTW-SJC, Drops DTW-TUL,LAX-OAK;UA Adds SFO-MUC,IAD-MIA;VC SFB Focus City
Replies: 52
Views: 9471

Re: OAG Changes 7/29/2018:AM Adds DTW-QRO;DL Adds DTW-SJC, Drops DTW-TUL,LAX-OAK;UA Adds SFO-MUC,IAD-MIA;VC SFB Focus Ci

There is no plan to park any more 200s at this point that has been announced by Delta. For now yes, but by 2025... And of course this effects other airports and by just DTW, but it’s really a shame. Actually, the 12/17 Investor Day presentation implied there would be only about 50 CR2s in 2023. Sur...

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by DiamondFlyer
Sun Jul 29, 2018 7:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 7/29/2018:AM Adds DTW-QRO;DL Adds DTW-SJC, Drops DTW-TUL,LAX-OAK;UA Adds SFO-MUC,IAD-MIA;VC SFB Focus City
Replies: 52
Views: 9471

Re: OAG Changes 7/29/2018:AM Adds DTW-QRO;DL Adds DTW-SJC, Drops DTW-TUL,LAX-OAK;UA Adds SFO-MUC,IAD-MIA;VC SFB Focus Ci

BenflysDTW wrote:
There will be more regional drops by DL from DTW, there are usually a couple a year. The pace will pick up when the 200’s are facing their last breaths.


There is no plan to park any more 200s at this point that has been announced by Delta.

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by DiamondFlyer
Mon Jul 16, 2018 12:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines announces order for 25 E-175 and 4 787-9's
Replies: 55
Views: 11614

Re: United Airlines announces order for 25 E-175 and 4 787-9's

I would bet this is the beginning of TSH getting chipped away, with GoJet being the company losing flying in this deal

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by DiamondFlyer
Sat Jul 14, 2018 1:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta adds RDU-ORD
Replies: 85
Views: 9328

Re: Delta adds RDU-ORD

Honestly, this is just as much about allowing OO to get their 175 crews from ORD into the DL system easier than forcing more crew to an unpopular base in LGA...

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by DiamondFlyer
Wed Jul 11, 2018 6:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What will replace the EMB145 / CRJ200 ?
Replies: 99
Views: 11461

Re: What will replace the EMB145 / CRJ200 ?

The industry will run into unpleasant political trouble if they decide to abandon markets that can't support 50-seat jet aircraft. Lots of elected officials have small-city constituents over two hours drive from a mainline-jet or large-RJ served airport, and they (rightly) won't cotton to being tol...

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by DiamondFlyer
Tue Jul 10, 2018 2:19 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Aircraft types without any preserved examples
Replies: 45
Views: 2929

Re: Aircraft types without any preserved examples

So we are at: Gone: Airbus A300B1 Boeing 314 Bristol Brabazon Dornier Do-X Junkers J-1 Martin M-130 Sikorski S-42 Threatened: Lockhed 1011 (though there is one preserved at Kansas City; additionally there is one in poor condition in Bangkok https://www.planespotters.net/photo/758965/hs-axe-thai-sky...

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by DiamondFlyer
Sun Jul 08, 2018 3:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Coulson Flying Tankers 733 in fake Boeing House Colours Livery
Replies: 48
Views: 9669

Re: Coulson Flying Tankers 733 in fake Boeing House Colours Livery

I thought that 737s were marginal freighters due to payload and w/b issues. 4000 gallons comes out to about 33,360 lbs (standard is 8.34 lbs per gallon, right?), which is right up against the structural payload for a 733. But I wonder if the structural payload range of 33,000-35,000 lbs assumes pas...

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