Down the line, I could see DL using the B777X-8 primarily for ultra-long haul routes primarily out of ATL. Right now, the B77L is the only model that can do ATL to JNB without significant penalty. This is the aircraft of choice on routes like ATL-JNB and DOH-AKL. I do wonder if DL might seek to bid...Jump to post
I was wondering the same thing whilst looking at their livery sitting on a 757-200 last week. While I have no clue or insider information, I think they will. Frankly, I could see them ordering the 777x. Why? Because Delta does what no one expects them to do. The 350-1000 would make the most sense. ...Jump to post
There is a section in the SRM (structural repair manual) that details which parts are graphite epoxy and which parts are fiberglass epoxy. The wing-to-body fairings are typically fiberglass epoxy. The flight controls are typically graphite epoxy.Jump to post
tys777 wrote:If I'm doing my math correct, this means DL is now majority shareholder of VS. Interesting..
gdg9 wrote:I think Delta has a few ex-SQ 752s as well. N750AT comes to mind... and it was an ATA frame too. 11/1984 to Singapore, 12/1989 to American Trans Air, and then 9/1996 to Delta.
N751AT and N752AT as well, same story.
In 2017, on an income statement/accrual accounting basis, AA generated a net margin of 4.5%, United generated a net margin of 5.6%, and Delta generated a net margin of 8.7%. I'm still waiting for a single cogent argument - just one! - as to why any one of those numbers is in any way excessive or un...Jump to post
okie73 wrote:jmt18325 wrote:They're not scheduled to get any 300s.
Scheduled is the key word. After a certain number of aircraft Delta has the option to switch to the 300.
Not to burst anyones hypothetical bubbles - but what IS the 797? Has Boeing defined it yet? Do we know anything about its performance/financial details? Anything at all? I wonder how an airline boss can express a wish to be the launch customer of an aircraft that hasnt been launched yet! :) Shareho...Jump to post
[quote="slcdeltarumd11"]Was is deltas position?
Delta already meets the requirement of the Washington State law. All DL employees get 56 hours a year of PPT (paid personal time)
tp1040 wrote:A grumpy old 87 year old get mad. I am shocked.
easyJet has A319, A320, recently A320neo, and soon A321neo. Wizzair has A320 and A321. VY has A319, A320 and A321. So depending on what you consider a type or a variant, there are differences. Certainly Ryanair is king. Other than the 737-700 they use for training/corporate, every other plane (more...Jump to post
KarelXWB wrote:The A321neo will be configured with 197 seats: 20 First Class, 30 Comfort Plus and 147 Economy Class.
Delta has a large number of 757's that are just past mid-life and is operating many very late build aircraft including ship 6823, line number 1050, the last 757 off the Boeing assembly line. Understand the 757-300 fleet is quite young being mid-life as well. I see DL operating a fairly large 757 fle...Jump to post
I'm thinking this should be posted in the "uncivil" aviation section.Jump to post
WA707atMSP wrote:The final DL DC-8-61 flight was on EWR-ATL, in (I think) 1989.
The final UA DC-8-61 flight was SFO-KOA in Oct 1991. The crew timed out in KOA, so the return flight to the mainland was cancelled.
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