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by compensateme
Sat Jun 23, 2018 11:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AUS to become a Delta Focus City
Replies: 241
Views: 23357

Re: AUS to become a Delta Focus City

... What the post 9/11 recession demonstrated is that O&D traffic from major cities diminishes less due to an economic shock than connecting traffic at hubs. In short, ALT was more vulnerable than Chicago. Of the Big 3, Delta has more hubs in second tier cities. Yet capacity flow is smarter tod...

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by compensateme
Sat Jun 23, 2018 10:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Detroit air service discussion - 2018
Replies: 1104
Views: 64574

Re: Detroit air service discussion - 2018

Exactly. ORD has 3x the amount of population of DTW and way more O&D. It has TWO hub carriers as opposed to one (plus a competing airport in MDW which has the largest WN focus city) so that is why yields are not as great as they could be.. Get your facts straight -- Chicagoland does not have &q...

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by compensateme
Sat Jun 23, 2018 10:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Detroit air service discussion - 2018
Replies: 1104
Views: 64574

Re: Detroit air service discussion - 2018

ORD is more important than DTW... sorry to break it to you. Would love to see you debunk that with some actual MIDT or Sabre numbers instead of some baseless facts, especially as I am a former consultant that worked extremely hard to help to get ORD most of its new service this year and last. I'll ...

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by compensateme
Thu Jun 14, 2018 4:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Detroit air service discussion - 2018
Replies: 1104
Views: 64574

Re: Detroit air service discussion - 2018

Oh god, here we go again... Yeah, yeah I know how you feel — all lies, the real reason is Richard Anderson’s love affair with DTW. Even though DL’s postbankrupcy plans were to grow ATL, NYC and SLC while remaining ”capacity neutral.” Just like the CLE fan boys insist UA made the decision to close I...

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by compensateme
Thu Jun 14, 2018 3:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Detroit air service discussion - 2018
Replies: 1104
Views: 64574

Re: Detroit air service discussion - 2018

Based on the above numbers and general socio-economic trends, DTW should be lucky they even have the level of service they have....... ...from the guy who previously posted that you thought DL errored in judgement in “choosing” DTW over CVG. You know — how silly of DL to “choose” the hub generating...

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by compensateme
Wed Jun 13, 2018 1:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Detroit air service discussion - 2018
Replies: 1104
Views: 64574

Re: Detroit air service discussion - 2018

Hmm, I guess it did creep up there a bit, from the FSDan hub count departure threads:2 Keep in mind these are summer numbers. For several years after the merger, DL averaged only ~140 mainline movements a day (outside the peak summer months) and for awhile, the MD-88 would operate 35-40 of them. It...

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by compensateme
Wed Jun 13, 2018 12:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL announces MSP - ICN
Replies: 165
Views: 18646

Re: RUMOR: DL to Announce MSP - ICN

A better comparison is how many passengers ride on the MSP-Europe flights daily. That number seems big enough. Carriers seem to make money, including Delta. It suggests significant Asia demand is lurking there, although whether such a flight makes money — from any of those 3 cities — isn’t so clear...

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by compensateme
Tue Jun 12, 2018 1:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Detroit air service discussion - 2018
Replies: 1104
Views: 64574

Re: Detroit air service discussion - 2018

Interesting. I am sure the MD-88 will still make an appearance from time to time probably on an ATL turn. The MD-88 was never really that big at DTW post merger anyways. Maybe peaked at around 20 flights a day a few years ago. Lately it’s really only been on a few of the ORD, BWI, PHL, BNA, ATL, ST...

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by compensateme
Tue Jun 12, 2018 6:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Detroit air service discussion - 2018
Replies: 1104
Views: 64574

Re: Detroit air service discussion - 2018

MD-88 service from DTW ends next month? Really? This is very surprising, no more hearing JT8Ds rocketing out of DTW. Going to be very odd. After the schedule transition on June 30th, there are no more MD-88 scheduled by DL; scheduled MD-82/83 service on AA ends in August. Given the MD-82/82 will be...

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by compensateme
Tue Jun 12, 2018 5:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Detroit air service discussion - 2018
Replies: 1104
Views: 64574

Re: Detroit air service discussion - 2018

End of an era? Scheduled MD-88 service on DL ends late this month; scheduled MD-82/83 service on AA ends in August. I’m not exactly a young man but this will be th first time in my lifetime that DTW lacked scheduled passenger MD-80 service. It appears NK’s mutiyear streak of new service has come to ...

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by compensateme
Tue Jun 12, 2018 12:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alligator holds up taxiing airliner at MCO
Replies: 35
Views: 6192

Re: Alligator holds up taxiing airliner at MCO

I believe the urban myth is that there are gators placed on airport property for "security" reasons. Can't fault that logic if true. Just a myth. The Orlando Sentinel notes that over 200 acres of airport property are covered in water, and as noted below, gators are common in pretty much a...

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by compensateme
Mon Jun 11, 2018 11:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 6/10/2018: Big NK Network Adjustment
Replies: 73
Views: 10211

Re: OAG Changes 6/10/2018: Big NK Network Adjustment

Color me impressed! Out of curiosity where did you get that info? More geeky than impressive - some kids collected trading cards, I collected timetables. Shamefully, I tossed everything non-NW when I turned 18 (my dad threatened to charge me storage fees) but continued to collect NW PDFs and for un...

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by compensateme
Mon Jun 11, 2018 11:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 6/10/2018: Big NK Network Adjustment
Replies: 73
Views: 10211

Re: OAG Changes 6/10/2018: Big NK Network Adjustment

I call one flight year round consistent. Northwest ran it year round once daily and more frequency during the winter. NW operated DTW-SRQ with a daily, year-round from 1988-1999. Beginning in 2000, the route operated on a seasonal basis of various lengths. It was operated 3x daily most winters from...

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by compensateme
Sun Jun 10, 2018 10:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 6/10/2018: Big NK Network Adjustment
Replies: 73
Views: 10211

Re: OAG Changes 6/10/2018: Big NK Network Adjustment

jordanh wrote:
Not so long ago, DFW was going to be their biggest hub... where will that "honor" go now?


When did NK ever indicate DFW was going to be its largest market? Sounds like another “manufactured a.net factloid.”

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by compensateme
Sat Jun 09, 2018 4:44 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Fatal Incident Where Plane Returned to Service
Replies: 95
Views: 11949

Re: Fatal Incident Where Plane Returned to Service

Commercial airliners aren't cars. :sarcastic: :sarcastic: :sarcastic: Responding to a poster who thought the plane should be withdrawn from service out of respect for the victim's family, I used cars as an analogy, pointing out that there are thousands of autos on our roads that have been involved ...

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by compensateme
Sat Jun 09, 2018 4:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Aircraft Refurbishment - 2018
Replies: 369
Views: 51562

Re: Delta Aircraft Refurbishment - 2018

I just said they have enough on order to replace the 757s. You misinterpreted the details. Nah, your posting just isn't that clear upon first glance. In any event, while the incumbent order will likely phase out the 757 previously scheduled for retirement, I predict the core of the fleet to remain ...

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by compensateme
Sat Jun 09, 2018 3:59 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Why is UPS still expanding?
Replies: 36
Views: 2198

Re: Why is UPS still expanding?

Expansion may be a byproduct of the project. UPS operates with a high cost, unionized labor environment and has made it quite clear for awhile now that the lions' share of its network will be operated in large, fully automated hubs. Ironically, the project was delayed because UPS shuttered dozens of...

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by compensateme
Sat Jun 09, 2018 3:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Aircraft Refurbishment - 2018
Replies: 369
Views: 51562

Re: Delta Aircraft Refurbishment - 2018

The 757s are temporarily safe thanks to two factors that are related. The MD-88 and MD-90 are a higher priority to retire, and DL doesn't have enough new airplanes coming to also include the 757. That will change soon enough though. I project the 757s will start to steadily go in 2020 or 2021 - the...

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by compensateme
Sat Jun 09, 2018 1:23 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Fatal Incident Where Plane Returned to Service
Replies: 95
Views: 11949

Re: Fatal Incident Where Plane Returned to Service

That's not entirely true. Whether a car has been in an accident of any kind is one of the first things you look for as a used car buyer, because it can affect structural integrity. Cars that are "salvaged" (your word) even get their own title and have to operate under different rules. And...

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by compensateme
Fri Jun 08, 2018 6:10 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Fatal Incident Where Plane Returned to Service
Replies: 95
Views: 11949

Re: Fatal Incident Where Plane Returned to Service

One would think that if an accident involved fatalities, the airline would remove that aircraft from service out of respect for the victims and their families There are literally tens of thousands of cars on the road today that are reconstructed from salvaged portions of automobiles that were in fa...

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by compensateme
Fri Jun 08, 2018 1:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Mexican carriers TIJ-HNL
Replies: 2
Views: 646

Re: Mexican carriers TIJ-HNL

Sounds like another manufactured a.net rumor. A whopping 9,500 Mexican arrivals, an average of 26 persons per day, visited Hawaii in 2016 — a number that’s been declining since it peaked in 2013. That decrease is largely attributed to rising costs coupled with the surge in the Dollar, as Mexicans ge...

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by compensateme
Thu Jun 07, 2018 11:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Detroit air service discussion - 2018
Replies: 1104
Views: 64574

Re: Detroit air service discussion - 2018

NK is adding DTW-PBI starting December 21, 4x weekly seasonal Looks like NK is now following the F9 and G4 model as everything they are adding is less than daily except ATL-EWR Sometimes “less than daily” makes more sense. Fewer people travel on Tuesday, Wednesday and Saturday, which is why legacie...

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by compensateme
Thu Jun 07, 2018 7:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Aircraft Refurbishment - 2018
Replies: 369
Views: 51562

Re: Delta Aircraft Refurbishment - 2018

I’ve been in several ex-NW 757 that had the previous generation AVOD system, so not only did DL not replace it in 73G and 738 that had it, it recycled it from 757 (and maybe 763) that were retired from active service. Ironically, a few of the planes that has the recycled previous generation system a...

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by compensateme
Thu Jun 07, 2018 6:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Detroit air service discussion - 2018
Replies: 1104
Views: 64574

Re: Detroit air service discussion - 2018

It was recently announced that in 2017, Chicaogland lost population for the third consecutive year — no other major metro area has lost population in ANY of those three years, let alone all three. At ORD and MDW, local enplanements are stagnant; growth is driven almost entirely by LCC. And yet our r...

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by compensateme
Tue Jun 05, 2018 7:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Frontier Airlines announces 15 new routes
Replies: 37
Views: 4756

Re: Frontier Airlines media event at ONT - June 5th

BGS91762 wrote:
Terminal 2 at ONT will be busy during the late evening hour with Volaris, JetBlue, and Frontier all having red eyes,


I liken this to somebody who works 25 hours a week describing themselves as “busy.”

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by compensateme
Tue Jun 05, 2018 7:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Frontier Airlines announces 15 new routes
Replies: 37
Views: 4756

Re: Frontier Airlines media event at ONT - June 5th

Still waiting for ONT-GPT, and the ONT and F9 fanboys to declare it’ll print money...

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by compensateme
Sun Jun 03, 2018 2:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dog found dead after cross-country DL flight
Replies: 84
Views: 6976

Re: It Appears That DL Kills Dogs, Too,

Delta will not draw nearly the public scorn of United for a similar incident, though. Uh, maybe because employees representing UA asked a passenger to store their dog in an overhead bin, or because UA flew a dog to 6,000 to Japan instead of a few hundred? Those are screw ups, this does not appear t...

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by compensateme
Sun Jun 03, 2018 2:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dog found dead after cross-country DL flight
Replies: 84
Views: 6976

Re: It Appears That DL Kills Dogs, Too,

Why is the thread title misleading? In fact it is a very objective and accurate title that does not accuse Delta of any wrongdoing. It seems you are the one that should "get a grip" as your response is rather emotional. Please explain to me how a title “It appears that DL kills dogs, too”...

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by compensateme
Sun Jun 03, 2018 2:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dog found dead after cross-country DL flight
Replies: 84
Views: 6976

Re: It Appears That DL Kills Dogs, Too,

Well, it appears that is not true, as it seems that DL did not adhere to it's own policy. Wrong. DL no longer accepts pets as checked baggage as of 2016, which that policy references. Delta Cargo (the service used) has always accepted pets year-round and provided special handling. Based on the know...

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by compensateme
Wed May 30, 2018 7:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Passenger air service to return to Tunica.
Replies: 7
Views: 1244

Re: Passenger air service to return to Tunica.

I don’t see this going anywhere. 6 weekly ERJ flights — 3 each to ATL-PIE and three to CLT-MCO. They’re attrnpting a membership model, which requires $599 upfront then $78+taxes/fees per RT.

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by compensateme
Wed May 30, 2018 7:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Widebody Thread - 2018
Replies: 513
Views: 73288

Re: Delta Widebody Thread - 2018

Flightguy123 wrote:
Regarding the unscheduled SWAP for DL142, why was it unscheduled? The aircraft went out full to AMS even with the addition of nearly 60 seats. Is DL planning on keeping the 777 on the route in the future?


The 777 have two less seats than the 333, not 60 more...

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by compensateme
Tue May 29, 2018 10:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Detroit air service discussion - 2018
Replies: 1104
Views: 64574

Re: Detroit air service discussion - 2018

And before KLM617 makes some ludicrous claim that they are equal because available seat-miles from ATL are higher, let's point out that this is absurd. ASM is higher because distance is higher even though capacity is lower. I suggest you find something more productive to do with your time than trol...

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by compensateme
Sun May 27, 2018 6:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spirit ending ORD - SEA route?
Replies: 10
Views: 2033

Re: Spirit ending ORD - SEA route?

ORD was announced as summer seasonal service along with DFW and MSP and all are scheduled to end Sep. 5.

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by compensateme
Sat May 26, 2018 6:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How would have LGB turned out if Disney Port had been built?
Replies: 6
Views: 1608

Re: How would have LGB turned out if Disney Port had been built?

Up next on a.net - - If EA were still around, what would its livery look like? - What would DL’s network be like today if PanAm acquired NW in the early 1990s? - If Gordon Bethune had remained CEO of CO and later UA, would UA be the world’s greatest airline? - If Robert Crandell has never retired, w...

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by compensateme
Thu May 24, 2018 8:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why is DL investing money in 20+ year old A320’s
Replies: 119
Views: 16277

Re: Why is DL investing money in 20+ year old A320’s

A rather simple question to answer: it's because post-bankruptcy, DL prioritized paying down debt and thus made a decision to invest in used aircraft and refurbish its entire fleet; later, DL used the the cash flow freed up (in not paying for brand new, shiny aircraft) to aggressively grow in NYC, L...

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by compensateme
Mon May 21, 2018 10:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA's position in NYC
Replies: 106
Views: 12323

Re: AA's position in NYC

Part of it I imagine has to do with being a commanding presence in the markets that are relevant to the top global corporate contract accounts. Your top consulting and accounting firms (Deloitte, PwC, EY, Accenture, McKinsey, etc.) are going to comprise a massive chunk of high volume, premium traff...

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by compensateme
Mon May 21, 2018 6:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA's position in NYC
Replies: 106
Views: 12323

Re: AA's position in NYC

What leads the community to believe that AA is envious of DL's NYC operation? The analyst community estimates DL's NYC profit margin to be in the low single digits -- well below UA & AA, a fact both have touted within the last year or so. DL's LGA operation was largely built with assets US gave ...

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by compensateme
Thu May 17, 2018 6:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NW MSP-NRT and JFK-NRT in the 1990s
Replies: 17
Views: 2915

Re: NW MSP-NRT and JFK-NRT in the 1990s

http://www.departedflights.com/JFKI96p5.html Shows that JFK-NRT is a 742 not 744. Probably just the way the info was reported via OAG; the NW timetable shows it as a 744. Notice the UA flight is also listed as a 747 — kinda hard to digest given UA had a half-dozen 742 vs. nearly 30 744, and the 742...

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by compensateme
Sun May 13, 2018 9:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Woman's tarmac tirade forces everyone off NK plane In ATL
Replies: 24
Views: 5642

Re: Woman's tarmac tirade forces everyone off NK plane In ATL

I think you’re missing the part wherein she was ticketed for an earlier flight that supposedly closed 20 minutes early. If true, she has a right to be upset. If you read my original post I did say she should have handled it a lot differently but closing early without all ticketed passengers is pret...

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by compensateme
Sat May 12, 2018 7:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dallas says it has a plan to resolve Southwest-Delta fight for Love Field gates
Replies: 324
Views: 27060

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

DL may not lower fares at DAL but their fares are already pretty competitive over at DFW. Doing a search on fares in June from DFW-MSP was $219 RT and $199 RT on DFW-DTW. Meanwhile, WN was charging ~$260 RT on it's DAL-DTW non-stop and DAL-MSP (1-stop) on the same days. Another advantage DL has ove...

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by compensateme
Thu May 10, 2018 8:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NW MSP-NRT and JFK-NRT in the 1990s
Replies: 17
Views: 2915

Re: NW MSP-NRT and JFK-NRT in the 1990s

From memory: NW had 10 B744 in the 1990s. JFK-NRT was exclusively operated by the type thought the decade. DTW-NRT operated with the type from 1992 onward, replacing the 742, when DTW-SEL was discontinued. MSP-NRT also operated with the type beginning in 1992, also replacing the 742, when JFK-OSA-SY...

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by compensateme
Thu May 10, 2018 7:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: F9 announces yet more new routes
Replies: 66
Views: 7190

Re: F9 announces yet more new routes

I’m surprised by how sensitive some users are at skeptism over F9’s new routes in their home markets. MSP-JAX in the fall... seriously? MSP has no service to FLL (by DL, NK or SY) and only one flight to TPA (operated by DL) during this time period and they choose JAX — a market whose local traffic h...

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by compensateme
Tue May 08, 2018 7:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Detroit air service discussion - 2018
Replies: 1104
Views: 64574

Re: Detroit air service discussion - 2018

Huh... is PDX really that low...? I guess this explains Alaska's struggle to keep this route year-round. All in all, 79.9% isn't all that bad, but Delta is obviously taking the larger share of these passengers, so Delta's LF is probably around 89%, while Alaska's is probably around 69%... I didn’t ...

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by compensateme
Sat Apr 28, 2018 7:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Pacific market becoming UA's Achilles heel, esp in comparison with AA and DL?
Replies: 76
Views: 13010

Re: The Pacific market becoming UA's Achilles heel, esp in comparison with AA and DL?

but it is worth noting that DL continued to shrink Tupac flights last quarter and seems to be trying to trade capacity for yield...that's a fine stratagy up to a point (there is that old saying of you can't shrink to profitability.) Sorry, but Tupac’s dead :(. The drop in capacity is a derivative o...

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by compensateme
Wed Apr 25, 2018 9:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is ATL About To Fall Relative To Other Megahubs?
Replies: 144
Views: 15376

Re: Is ATL About To Fall Relative To Other Megahubs?

You never stop to ask who is driving Texas's population through the roof. People are not interchangeable pawns. There are demographic and socioeconomic considerations you overlook when talking about population growth in Texas with such a broad brush. This is the so called "elephant in the room...

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by compensateme
Wed Apr 25, 2018 8:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Contractor to Delta Literally Ties Woman With MS To Seat
Replies: 90
Views: 9132

Re: Major Airline (Delta) Literally Ties Woman With MS To Seat

Aren't the wheel chair handlers usually a third party company that handles all airlines' wheel chair passengers? I'm pretty sure they are not employees of Delta Air Lines? My first thought as well. Even if this was the work of say G2 or AirServe or another contractor UA has taught us a la Dr. Dao t...

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by compensateme
Wed Apr 25, 2018 7:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Detroit air service discussion - 2018
Replies: 1104
Views: 64574

Re: Detroit air service discussion - 2018

Press coverage of the new Montreal flight. Starts July 2nd on a 50 seater jet. London gets Q400 service starting the same time. http://windsorstar.com/news/local-news/air-canada-to-begin-non-stop-windsor-montreal-flights Always love seeing adds out of this region. I'm pretty sure the AC fares out o...

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by compensateme
Wed Apr 25, 2018 6:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Detroit air service discussion - 2018
Replies: 1104
Views: 64574

Re: Detroit air service discussion - 2018

Seems to me that UA upgagued an EWR flight from an E170 to a 739 for the next few weeks. UA runs mainline to all stations from DTW besides IAD. Over the past couple years, UA has periodically -- seemingly random -- upgaguged DTW/EWR for brief stints. The LF are generally terrible -- typically below...

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by compensateme
Tue Apr 24, 2018 11:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Detroit air service discussion - 2018
Replies: 1104
Views: 64574

Re: Detroit air service discussion - 2018

Alphazone wrote:
This is true now since AS canceled PDX-DTW.


When did AS cancel DTW/PDX? The flight's suspended during the dead of winter -- a pretty common practice in the industry -- but resumes in March.

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by compensateme
Tue Apr 24, 2018 5:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Detroit air service discussion - 2018
Replies: 1104
Views: 64574

Re: Detroit air service discussion - 2018

I don't blame you for not driving to ORD. I've never driven to JFK (I live in metro Boston) for a flight. I've connected everywhere and anywhere without prejudice though I would avoid connections between airports with winter weather issues as much as possible. The difference is, the drive from Metr...

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