Let me state a fact: bigger often means worse customer service. Trying to be the biggest when you are already huge is more to do with ego than sound business decision making. Agree 100%. DL will grow when and how it can be done profitably and when it make business sense. Growing just to be the bigg...Jump to post
A Braniff 727 from DFW-LBB.Jump to post
Zero danger to the flight. Numerous aircraft are struck by lightning every day. Occasionally there will be a small hole, the most typical damage is a small burned spot on the skin. I suspect the source quoted in the story used the wrong terminology when saying there were "holes". When ther...Jump to post
Nicely kept lower cycle 777-200ER's, would fit nicely into the DL fleet. They are always looking to buy cheap, used aircraft readily. LOL! Not widebodies they don't. DL has only bought+operated used one used widebody type in its entire 92yr history... it's something that they're actually quite fini...Jump to post
Couldn't they at least find a spare somewhere in the system to get those people out? Well with half their MD80's on the ground broken and the others held together by glue and tape, the couple 757's held together by string, and their A319/A320's operating at 110% of their schedules, I'd say no. So w...Jump to post
Ship 9202 was ferried to BYH on Sunday morning June 25th. A DL maintenance crew was in position there to harvest both engines and all four thrust reversers. The engines are going directly to another AC, the T/Rs are being placed in inventory as spares. This is a retirement. I look to see the MD-90 f...Jump to post
Because they use the winglet to mod it? Correct. The standard winglet is modified by the manufacturer, APB, into a scimitar winglet. DL is taking delivery of 737-900ER aircraft with standard blended winglets. Before going into service they are installing new scimitar winglets on them. The removed w...Jump to post
Bye bye some 757s? Nope. Advancing MD88 retirements. In fact the 757 keeps getting additional lives. Future schedules for Hawaii are going back to all 757's with the 739 being pulled, this is per talk from Flight Ops. And there's still talk that a few more 757's mothballed in Marana may come back.....Jump to post
Yes, but that was the entire truck itself, right? You know, I can't remember for certain. But I do not recall it being the inner strut. So I think you're right about that. It was a trunion. Same thing happened to a Delta 764 at a European outstation (I think FRA?). Making a turn at a high gross wei...Jump to post
From page 9 of the methodology "1,100 TEENS (13-17) WERE ASKED TO RANK 122 BRANDS BASED ON HOW COOL THEY ARE. HERE’S WHAT THEY SAID:"
It appears they were only asking about 122 specific brands of which only three airlines were included.
I haven't seen anyone post this yet... Doesn't look too bad. I'm glad everyone is fine. I wonder if the runway was damaged...? http://wgntv.com/2017/02/20/united-flight-blows-2-tires-during-takeoff-at-ohare-no-injuries-reported/ I doubt any damage to the runway. The concrete is considerably harder ...Jump to post
DL in 2015 gave employees 18.5 % in pay raises. There was 4% on April 1 2015 and an additional 14.5 % on December 1 2015. Last time I checked, that totals 18.5%. It was given with the understanding there would be a big reduction in PS. This was driven by the feedback via the employee survey in which...Jump to post
Then we have the US operators who still have numerous aircraft just sitting in the dessert. My question is why do the US airlines have their planes just sitting there vrs the forgein operators have theirs scrapped? The US planes may not be there for scrapping. It is pretty common for airlines to pa...Jump to post
Boof02671 wrote:DL cut the non-union payout by 50%, those are facts.
Airlines typically have reciprocal loan / borrow / purchase agreements in place that are spelled out contractually. These agreements are far-reaching and cover a multitude of regulatory requirements each carrier must meet. These contracts spell out not only the cost by day / flight hour / cycle but ...Jump to post
Demonstrating the effects of depressurization.Jump to post
Both airline employees handled the situation quite well knowing exactly what to say to her. It's not an easy task to deal with an individual that is in that frame of mind.Jump to post
Just a guess from a maintenance guy... In addition to the other responses that are all valid, with only one engine operating, you have lost redundancy and are only one pneumatic failure away from depressurization. A lower altitude puts you closer to a safe zone should that occur.Jump to post
[quote="Mike1212"] What really happened is that YES, pilots took a bigger percentage in pay cuts right as bankruptcy was filed, HOWEVER...the the years prior to that pilots were the only ones getting raises. You see, non-pilot employees at Delta received their last 3% raise in 2000. Meanwh...Jump to post
2016 profit was bigger than the 2015 profit yet non-pilot profit sharing goes from 21.6% to just 10%. Maybe now people will realize that the 14% increase to just their base pay wasn't a 14% raise. Congrats!!! Especially when the pilots got 30% AND their profit sharing didn't get touched. Folks are ...Jump to post
Mike1212 wrote:2016 profit was bigger than the 2015 profit yet non-pilot profit sharing goes from 21.6% to just 10%. Maybe now people will realize that the 14% increase to just their base pay wasn't a 14% raise.
The MD-90 was an absolute nightmare in its early years, and I'm quite frankly surprised they survived at DL, and even managed to grow into a sizable fleet. They were pretty much all but hangar queens due to the electrical system being all-new from the MD-88, but nevertheless they areally by far my ...Jump to post
Yes. DL has a C Check line in MSP that services Hawaiian, Virgin and Delta A330 aircraft. On a related note, is the Delta Cincinnati maintenance facility still open. The doors are always open, but I never see any planes there. DL still uses the CVG hangar for Line Mtc activities when they need to g...Jump to post
Cleanest air is on the planes. The air is heated to more than 500degrees as it comes off the compressor section of the jet engine then rapidly expanded thru the air cycle machine then put thru the cabin every 3 min. The rate it flows thru the cabin, its comparison is it is like saying once a molecu...Jump to post
The MD 80 series aircraft require a good bit of attention to remain reliable. AA's huge fleet (now shrinking fast) and DL with their 116 aircraft operate relatively reliably due to constant attention by technicians who are very familiar with these aircraft and their systems. DL in particular, becaus...Jump to post
The Convair 600 (a CV-240 with Rolls Royce turboprops added) has a large piece of depleted uranium attached at the end of each horizontal stabilizer to reduce flutter. Quite common in many aircraft types.Jump to post
AA's livery looks like it came from Elmo's World (im sure all of the copyrights for this can be obtained from Sesamee Street / Children's Workshop, PBS, etc.). Am I the only one who actually likes AA's new livery? You're not the only one. The mother of the kid who designed it really loves it. Really.Jump to post
Anything is possible if they don't value their job.Jump to post
lavalampluva wrote:I wonder where they will be stored after retired. AA sends theirs to Roswell, and some other go to Victorville.
I've ridden on the piston powered Convair 440 as well as both the turbo-prop versions; the Rolls Royce powered Convair 600/640 and the Allison powered Convair 580. The piston powered version was incredibly noisy with extreme vibration at higher power settings such as takeoff, but in cruise flight wa...Jump to post
RAT is very noisy when operating supposedly. I have not witnessed a flyover with a RAT deployed. I have been on maintenance test flights when we deployed the RAT. I was amazed how quiet it was. The average passenger most likely would detect nothing out of the ordinary. I knew it was deployed and co...Jump to post
Curious to know the logistics behind this. I don't think the production line in California is still working, right?
NolaMD88fan Not sure if WN will repair or write off this plane given the damage to fuselage, wing, and engine nacelle. This is very repairable. The engine inlet cowl installs with a ring of bolts around the fan case. The fan cowls (just behind the inlet) are easy replacements. I'm assuming the engin...Jump to post
GSPSPOT wrote:How many MD90s are left and how long will they remain in the DL fleet?
bigbird wrote:Are the remaining 757s to be withdrawn from the fleet scheduled for Sept. or OCT. similar to the domestic 767s that are leaving?
Hasn't Delta differed the 787 order further? I would think the 787's might eventually begin replacing the 767-300ER's but not for a while as Delta invested millions to update and upgrade the fleet to extend the service life. Agreed. The original 767-300ERs that DL bought, ships 171-186 are getting ...Jump to post
[quote="747classic"]Only DC8- 61, -62 and -63 series were re-engined with CFM56 engines.
The conversion was performed by Gammacorp.
Delta did their conversions in-house. I'm not sure who converted the United DC-8s.
I worked on Convair freighters in the 1980's and we operated a mix of "long" and "short" nose versions. IIRC, the short nose Convairs were delivered new without weather radar, having a round nose with just the pitot probes protruding forward. Over time, operators upgraded their a...Jump to post
I didn't see anything set aside for employee profit sharing this quarter . When Richard was CEO the statement about profit sharing would be mention toward the beginning in previous statement releases. I hope this new CEO has what it take to effectively run Delta. $324M was set aside for profit shar...Jump to post