FlyTheWidget wrote:It was February 21st...SLC-somewhere west-ish. I remember it was what we call a 'stand up' / 'leanover' rotation.....last out, first back. -also known to us behind the cockpit door as vampire flying.
Previous MSP-NRT flights carried many passengers connecting beyond NRT, as well as many passengers connecting at MSP to/from domestic US airports. The local MSP-Japan market may not by itself be able to sustain flights to/from Japan, but don't forget that the current MSP-HND flight continues to car...Jump to post
You speak of ridiculous, yet make such a conclusion as this? For the most part, Airbus has had the product+availability+price that DL wanted. Full stop. That pendulum will swing back to Boeing at some point. And then again to Airbus. Emotion plays no part in that. That's AvGeek nonsense, not Corpor...Jump to post
I have worked the first A320 Part 2 modded aircraft and 33ABC has been removed to extend the galley at 2L and AVOD has been installed throughout the aircraft. That is what the Part 2 mod is all about. Trying to post a pic of the cabin here....but it's not taking. We just received an internal memo t...Jump to post
Does anybody else think DL has way too many aircraft types already? Internally even DL knows they have an issue with too many aircraft types. It's been like pouring gasoline during the recent operational meltdowns, and the glut of pilot retirements on the horizon are raising costs for movement amon...Jump to post
If you check, most other flights between NYC and SFO are doing the same thing. I would imagine winds make that the most efficient route, thus saving the airlines time and money despite a longer distance. Correct. I flew the same routing just a couple weeks ago on JFK-SFO. Winds and weather necessit...Jump to post
Delta kicked the narrowbody can down the road, and now they have to make up for it. I've been expecting another large narrowbody order for a while now. DL has hundreds of narrowbodies due for replacement in the not-so-distant future, and their order book is short of what they need. I definitely woul...Jump to post
Bloomberg doesn't mean "mean" as unfriendly towards customers. By "mean" they meant DL taking a hard, vocal, and very public stance against other airlines/politicians/government policy to try and get what they wanted with minimal will to compromise. It often came across as DL tr...Jump to post
Shoddy, fake news article reads like an advertisement. Delta just the other day was railing more against the ME3 in Minnesota, trying to get them further behind them. It hardly mentions the massive April meltdown and subsequent lies about the causes to prevent giving out due compensation. And it lie...Jump to post
I was going over the DL flight schedules for Friday July 21 and it seems like there are a ton of CRJ's loaded, it seems like there's more CRJ's than what the company actually owns. What do you think? Are you including CR7/9 in that observation? If you are, I can see why you see it that way. DL has ...Jump to post
You are incorrect, this is the first time that this flight went to a 75. ( started end of march) It goes back to the 76 around May 25. In your haste to correct, your correction was incorrect. My statement did not mean or require that this flight be a 757 before the 767 it was previously. The fact o...Jump to post
First, if someone is indifferent between DL, UA, or AA, and their respective JVs... I am not sure MSP is a more desirable connection over ORD for transatlantic. Yes MSP is less congested and a nicer airport, but ORD has a lot more flight options to a lot more places. This means 1) better chance of ...Jump to post
IMHO the reason the 757 continues to being brought back is due to the modifications. 5 years ago most 757-200's in DL's fleet were in the 165-176 seat range. Now with the 199 pax modification and the new cabin (along with sustained low fuel prices) the 757-200 with 199 pax is quite an economical bi...Jump to post
The challenge with MSP-Europe, is that geographically MSP is not in the best location to feed European connections. Hence MSP must rely much more on local O-D for its European flights in comparison to other Delta hubs. I don't know you think MSP is not geographically positioned. There is a large sw...Jump to post
Sure, but that also ignores the fact that there's nothing stopping competing airlines from coming in to address that flow, were it of any real financial and/or strategic importance. Using the example above, the fact that Lufty hasn't bothered to sneak into MSP-FRA, is indicative that such a route p...Jump to post
But outsource to who? Outsourcing doesn't make sense if you are outsourcing to someone with unit costs similar or higher. Yes, the alliance model is hard on small markets that have been marginal for non-stop service to begin with. MSP-OSL is not likely to happen in this environment. But these carri...Jump to post
TW870 wrote:But that does not mean that DL is somehow going to outsource its longhaul operation.
After introducing the new J cabin, redoing the interiors, becoming an approved MTX center for Rolls-Royce, and sourcing additional spares on the open market? Fat chance. Those 77Es will likely be with DL for at least another 7-8yrs or more. Just like the 744s, domestic 763s, and A320s, right? I'll ...Jump to post
Well done, HA! I have some minor quibbles, but overall it's a nice refresh. I like the new look on the aircraft. The logo I could go either way on, but it remains excellent. I think the font is only thing I don't like as well. But like I said, minor quibble.Jump to post
Some pilots at the pilots forum think Delta will retire the 777ER's in the not too distant future. 15 359's is enough to replace 7 747's and 8 777ER's (currently about 17 years old on average), and the remaining 10 359's could come when it's time to replace the 777LR's, which are still young. I wou...Jump to post
DL MSP-RST JUL 3>4 AUG 3>4 SEP 3>4 OCT 3>4 NOV 3>4 JAN 3>4
tistpaa727 wrote:Interesting his comment on DL's margins at JFK - hovering around 4%. Wonder how accurate that is.
If this were any other airport that lost its hub i would think a renovation is crazy, but MEM has the fedex money that will keep flowing, so maybe a nice idea. MEM O&D traffic has increased since the hub was closed, so one area of demand has risen. Obviously traffic past security has plummeted,...Jump to post
What makes you say that? The major work thing. Just that. There's no significant improvements to the systems being planned. Until they do, it's just lip service they will repeat. This was a complete failure on many levels. From outdated systems, to improper staffing, to customer unfriendly practice...Jump to post
"Since the technology outage in August, it has been my top priority to make sure Delta people don’t have to endure this type of situation again," Bastian said. "We have made progress but clearly must redouble our efforts." https://www.buzzfeed.com/venessawong/delta-suffered-syst...Jump to post
Oh great, admittedly ignorant politicians thinking they now have the knowledge to properly legislate away the world's problems. I hope this bill dies the sudden death it deserves. But, as has been shown in the main passenger assault thread, UA had other options to get their crew to SDF. They elected...Jump to post
Sad news for the employees at MSP. This is home for so many of them, and this is a big blow for the senior ranks at MSP. I would expect a lot of turnover. Maybe that was part of the point--to purge the veterans.Jump to post
This thread title is missing the "and consumers" at the end. It's surprising how many people no-show or otherwise don't make a flight. Stopping overbooking will raise costs for the airline, leading to less supply/higher fares. Load factors will drop, leading to more flights being needed to...Jump to post
It's your opinion as to whether a Twitter user is 'ignorant' or isn't a 'good source of authority'. A paying, non-violent passenger being bloodied and knocked unconscious by the police while being removed from an aircraft, I think everyone in this thread agrees that that's clearly a story. It's not...Jump to post
indcwby wrote:Not really. They are already getting roasted for that response.
https://twitter.com/ProducerCody/status ... 08/photo/1
indcwby wrote:Interesting Choice of words from United's CEO..... "I apologize for having to re-accommodate these customers..." And you thought they couldn't get worst than this....
https://twitter.com/united/status/85147 ... 60/photo/1
Are you honestly serious in thinking that DL differs at all from the rest of the pack? So somehow DL is the only airline that is a "greedy investor oriented corporation that is too big to care..." ? That is simply asinine - DL is just like every single other airline in this regard. That's...Jump to post
DfwRevolution wrote:The big winner today is Delta, whose having the spotlight for their operational issues taken off them!
Cyow wrote:Never flying United again. Bring back Continental. This merger has been a disaster.
Falls on B6's side it does. What the article failed to mention is that that's 600 DEPARTING seats/day, or roughly 4 MD80 turns/day. Sure, that's not much of an improvement, but it does make a point. A document that SEA published regarding common-use gates said this: 1. 600 seats is actually about a...Jump to post
I thought it was already pointed out earlier in this thread that at certain times of the day that the gates preferred by B6 are occupied by the international push? No one has posted any hard evidence that it is true. Only speculative statements. Interesting follow-up article: http://www.myajc.com/b...Jump to post
For a company that is so allegedly focused on "customer service" the inability, or refusal to play well with others via standard interline practices is mindboggling and hardly a pro consumer outcome. They only need the public perception of being a "customer service" airline. Tha...Jump to post
That was obviously a very bad day of severe weather, but I've never seen a day of thunderstorms bring an airline to its knees like this. This is unbelievable. Another epic meltdown for DL operations. Obviously much of this couldn't be avoided, but it seems like a lot of could have. When you hold pas...Jump to post
If I'm not mistaken, the original batch of MD-90s had some sort of entertainment system (I'd assume overhead screens given the time period) that was removed at some point. Someone please correct me if I'm wrong, but I don't think any of them have any kind of that now, just power at some seats towar...Jump to post
I'm mixed on it--likes and dislikes. Looks like cloth Y seats? If so, that's a definite, unexpected plus. Much higher F and Y+ ratios are welcome too. Downsides are only USB power in Y- (to me that's not real power), and an apparently fairly tight configuration. I'm curious to find out the pitch, be...Jump to post
I suspect the issue lies in the products in question not being widely available from the NYC market yet -- thus raising customer expectations while not being able to meet those expectations consistently. If your marketing convinces premium customers to plunk down a bunch of money for a product whic...Jump to post
Shocking to me that AA will cede JFK-SJU completely and leave it to B6 and DL. Didn't see that coming back in the day.Jump to post
I'm sorry that both you and your girlfriend think of you as a giant pair of gonads with no prefrontal cortex to control your sexual urges. I'm also sorry that you have so little trust in your relationship. In a trusting relationship, jealousy has no role. In fact, there are plenty of reasons why yo...Jump to post