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by FSDan
Wed May 22, 2019 12:36 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: NW vs UA Who was stronger in TPAC network?
Replies: 38
Views: 3119

Re: NW vs UA Who was stronger in TPAC network?

NW had a big presence at NRT (were there narrow-bodies based there as well?) Yes. Up until recently, DL still had 5 752s based out of NRT. They came back to the U.S. once DL cut NRT-GUM, NRT-SPN, NRT-ROR, NRT-KIX, and KIX-GUM, and now they fly U.S.-Europe and some domestic turns. I remember at one ...

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by FSDan
Wed May 22, 2019 12:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What Will Replace DL's 757-351?
Replies: 46
Views: 5425

Re: What Will Replace DL's 757-351?

As boring as it is, it’ll be replaced by the same thing that is replacing the Delta 763A; the 739, or a321, with frequency. As one or two others have pointed out, additional frequency only works up to a point. At airports like ATL, LAX, SFO, and SEA, DL doesn't have unlimited gate space to continue...

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by FSDan
Tue May 21, 2019 10:48 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: NW vs UA Who was stronger in TPAC network?
Replies: 38
Views: 3119

Re: NW vs UA Who was stronger in TPAC network?

UA had more nonstop routes from the U.S. NW had more destinations in East Asia, I believe (mostly just connected into the NRT hub).

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by FSDan
Tue May 21, 2019 10:43 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Could DFW one day rival/surpass ATL in total pax/ASM?
Replies: 38
Views: 2934

Re: Could DFW one day rival/surpass ATL in total pax/ASM?

I wouldn't rule it out. Especially if Florida ends up losing a lot of land to rising ocean levels. However, if Florida loses a lot of population, it would hurt DFW flows (Florida to the West) as well...

I don't see DFW surpassing ATL's transatlantic network and capacity any time soon.

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by FSDan
Tue May 21, 2019 8:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What Will Replace DL's 757-351?
Replies: 46
Views: 5425

Re: What Will Replace DL's 757-351?

For reference, here are DL's 753 routes as of this summer: ATL-SEA x2 ATL-SFO x2 ATL-LAX x2 ATL-SAN x1 ATL-LAS x1 ATL-SLC x3 DTW-SEA x2 DTW-SFO x2 DTW-LAX x2 MSP-SEA x3 MSP-LAX x2 MSP-MCO x1 SEA-HNL x2 LAX-HNL x1 So basically, core DL hubs to major West Coast cities, plus a few others. In the winter...

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by FSDan
Tue May 21, 2019 5:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UPDATED: AA drops ORD-PEK/PVG, reduces NRT
Replies: 613
Views: 98583

Re: UPDATED: AA drops ORD-PEK/PVG, reduces NRT

China Daily claims AA consider resume flying the two routes in near future. http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/a/201905/21/WS5ce33936a3104842260bcc20.html With a more developed relationship with CZ, I could see AA being more successful with ORD-PKX on the next attempt (assuming they get favorable slot ti...

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by FSDan
Tue May 21, 2019 4:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UPDATED: AA drops ORD-PEK/PVG, reduces NRT
Replies: 613
Views: 98583

Re: UPDATED: AA drops ORD-PEK/PVG, reduces NRT

China Daily claims AA consider resume flying the two routes in near future. http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/a/201905/21/WS5ce33936a3104842260bcc20.html With a more developed relationship with CZ, I could see AA being more successful with ORD-PKX on the next attempt (assuming they get favorable slot ti...

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by FSDan
Mon May 20, 2019 3:28 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Will DL return to Hong Kong anytime soon?
Replies: 109
Views: 11631

Re: Will DL return to Hong Kong anytime soon?

All of the US3 fly lots of seasonal routes. It's the smart thing to do, because people mostly want to travel to these destinations during certain peak times of year, and fleet resources are limited. AA, UA, and DL all make significant cuts to their transatlantic networks during the Northern winter....

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by FSDan
Mon May 20, 2019 2:55 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Which routes do BA have their 77W on?
Replies: 28
Views: 5094

Re: Which routes do BA have their 77W on!?

A lot of people seem to be interested in BA's 77W destinations. This topic has come up quite a few times over the past year or so. Likely because BA makes it difficult to find the 77W routes in their timetables. They designate 777 regardless of the variant. I've found that I need to do a dummy book...

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by FSDan
Mon May 20, 2019 3:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: US DOT awards Haneda slots
Replies: 709
Views: 117092

Re: Updated: US DOT awards Haneda slots

DL/AA will never fly from Guam. While you're absolutely correct that it was UA and not DL that requested HND-GUM in this proceeding, did you realize that DL did fly to GUM from the time of the NW/DL merger until just last year, when they cut NRT-GUM and NRT-SPN? I wasn't sure if you were just speak...

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by FSDan
Mon May 20, 2019 3:26 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Will DL return to Hong Kong anytime soon?
Replies: 109
Views: 11631

Re: Will DL return to Hong Kong anytime soon?

This is a thread about HKG and let's face it Delta has no desire to link Asia with New York it doesn't even fly to ICN with it's own metal so why would you come to the conclusion that JFK-HKG is the only viable link DTW is a better option it has the best aircraft for the market based at DTW the A35...

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by FSDan
Mon May 20, 2019 3:15 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Will DL return to Hong Kong anytime soon?
Replies: 109
Views: 11631

Re: Will DL return to Hong Kong anytime soon?

many countries are seasonal only. many destinations are Caribbean/nearby beach destinations (also seasonal) seasonality strongly suggests that point of sale is almost completely US focused, with little international clientele... and therein lies a distinction between being a "global" airl...

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by FSDan
Mon May 20, 2019 2:56 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Will DL return to Hong Kong anytime soon?
Replies: 109
Views: 11631

Re: Will DL return to Hong Kong anytime soon?

*PDX-NRT is somewhat the exception however, NRT is/was a DL hub. Are there any other examples of DL flying from a key US city (not a DL hub) to a key international city (not an international partner hub)? What's the official definition of a "key international city"? Are there any examples...

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by FSDan
Sun May 19, 2019 1:29 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Will DL return to Hong Kong anytime soon?
Replies: 109
Views: 11631

Re: Will DL return to Hong Kong anytime soon?

Name me the last time that Delta made a push into markets that were not hubs for JV partners. You really don't have to look very far... BOS-DUB, BOS-EDI, BOS-LIS, JFK-LOS, JFK-PDL, JFK-BOM (upcoming), to name a few from the last two years. It's definitely true that DL has the smallest international...

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by FSDan
Sun May 19, 2019 1:14 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Will DL return to Hong Kong anytime soon?
Replies: 109
Views: 11631

Re: Will DL return to Hong Kong anytime soon?

He's actually right about this one. SEA didn't work and DTW is their other Asian gateway. No, he's not right. DL started and pulled DTW-HKG before their more recent attempts from SEA. DTW-HKG is too long a route to sustain on mostly connections, and the O&D traffic is much smaller than other As...

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by FSDan
Sun May 19, 2019 12:57 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Will DL return to Hong Kong anytime soon?
Replies: 109
Views: 11631

Re: Will DL return to Hong Kong anytime soon?

Many have speculated that they would try DTW-HKG when Delta got the A350. Detroit is their best option being that it is Delta's premiere hub to Asia and give them the access to the most connections. Of course it is. :roll: He's actually right about this one. SEA didn't work and DTW is their other A...

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by FSDan
Fri May 17, 2019 3:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: US DOT awards Haneda slots
Replies: 709
Views: 117092

Re: Updated: US DOT awards Haneda slots

Apples and oranges; access to HND is extremely restricted, unlike access to ICN. You can claim that DL would be just fine competing with AA+JL and UA+NH from NRT, but UA in their own application called out that they've seen strong preference on their own SFO-TYO flights for O&D traffic to go to...

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by FSDan
Fri May 17, 2019 2:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 81
Views: 11941

Re: Delta Network Thread - 2019

What is the timeline with the A220-100 delivery schedule? I recall hearing that production was not up to speed and they don't expect it to be for quite sometime limiting the deliveries to like on or two a month. Only west coast 221 flights I see are out of SLC to Texas, but I imagine at some point ...

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by FSDan
Fri May 17, 2019 4:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: US DOT awards Haneda slots
Replies: 709
Views: 117092

Re: Updated: US DOT awards Haneda slots

The DOT is okay with a near-monopoly in the U.S.-ICN market, favoring a certain carrier of course. It's generally okay with anti-competitive JVs across the board. Then it turns around and uses slot authorities to "level" the pseudo-duopoly field in TYO, favoring a certain carrier again af...

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by FSDan
Fri May 17, 2019 3:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL Future at NRT / DOT Tentatively HND - SEA/PDX/ATL/DTW/HNL
Replies: 4
Views: 1088

Re: DL Future at NRT / DOT Tentatively HND - SEA/PDX/ATL/DTW/HNL

What happens to NRT to SIN and MNL long term? Does DL need DOT authorization to fly beyound Tokyo? Can SIN and MNL be moved to HND? I'd say it's a near certainty that DL will close NRT as a station. I'm not sure how flexible DL's Japan 5th freedom rights are, but perhaps they'd be able to move NRT-...

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by FSDan
Fri May 17, 2019 3:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: US DOT awards Haneda slots
Replies: 709
Views: 117092

Re: Updated: US DOT awards Haneda slots

Largely as expected. The DOT is very predictable. The only one seemingly in question would be DL getting HNL. DL must have some good friends at the DOT. Not only do they get a gateway they argued wasn't deserving just two years ago (HNL), it conveniently gets to replace every current NRT flight wit...

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by FSDan
Fri May 17, 2019 2:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: US DOT awards Haneda slots
Replies: 709
Views: 117092

Re: US-Japan agree on additional Haneda slots; DOT to allocate

So I guess I'm trying to look at what the overall picture might look like in the U.S.-TYO market when all is said and done. If the best case scenario happened for DL (all 6 frequencies awarded) and the DOT split the other 6 evenly between UA and AA, you could have something like this: SEA-HND (1x N...

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by FSDan
Fri May 17, 2019 12:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: US DOT awards Haneda slots
Replies: 709
Views: 117092

Re: US-Japan agree on additional Haneda slots; DOT to allocate

So I guess I'm trying to look at what the overall picture might look like in the U.S.-TYO market when all is said and done. If the best case scenario happened for DL (all 6 frequencies awarded) and the DOT split the other 6 evenly between UA and AA, you could have something like this: SEA-HND (1x N...

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by FSDan
Fri May 17, 2019 12:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: US DOT awards Haneda slots
Replies: 709
Views: 117092

Re: US-Japan agree on additional Haneda slots; DOT to allocate

I do not understand why DL deserves more route authorities than UA or AA. AA should have atleast gotten 3 authorities and started service from LAS. I hope AA challenges this ruling. AA has JL to supplement their offering. If the AA/JL JV is really intent on serving the LAS-HND market, JL can includ...

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by FSDan
Thu May 16, 2019 5:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 81
Views: 11941

Re: Delta Network Thread - 2019

DL has yet to really add much mainline at RDU beyond the hub spokes and MCO. That would be another way to grow. They've actually been doing some. RDU-FLL is a daily 320 this summer, RDU-MCO sees 2x daily 717s and 1x 320, and RDU-BOS sees 3x daily 717s and 1x 320. I think RDU-LAS is definitely a pos...

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by FSDan
Thu May 16, 2019 4:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 81
Views: 11941

Re: Delta Network Thread - 2019

I recently listened to the Network VP lecture, and was able to chat with directly. I see a lot of things debated here, thought this might help: 767-300ER retirements from 2025-2030, but really want to retire them earlier than that so they don’t have to do a cabin refurb. Anxious for solution from B...

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by FSDan
Tue May 14, 2019 12:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Aircraft Refurbishment Thread - 2019
Replies: 296
Views: 53240

Re: Delta Aircraft Refurbishment Thread - 2019

EMB170 wrote:
I'm assuming RJ7 and RJ9 represent CRJ700 and CRJ900 aircraft, respectively. What, then, are RJ8s and ES4s? Are they the CRJ900s and EMB175s that only have 70 seats?

Thanks,
EMB170


I believe you're correct on all of that.

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by FSDan
Mon May 13, 2019 4:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Aircraft Refurbishment Thread - 2019
Replies: 296
Views: 53240

Re: Delta Aircraft Refurbishment Thread - 2019

After searching comprehensively through DL's schedules to compile the data for the "departures by hub and aircraft type" thread, my impression is that the 321s fly many more 3+ hour flights than the 320s do. Routes like MSP/DTW/ATL-SAN/LAS/PHX are almost entirely 321, with a handful of 73...

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by FSDan
Sun May 12, 2019 1:52 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Is Delta truly a one hub airline?
Replies: 71
Views: 9748

Re: Is Delta truly a one hub airline.

That's incorrect. You're drawing a false conclusion because your data points are invalid; Using the number of flights is deceiving due to the swings of capacity generated by various aircraft; for example, last year, AA and UA (combined) offered a similar number of flights at ATL as DTW, but carried...

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by FSDan
Sat May 11, 2019 12:53 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Is Delta truly a one hub airline?
Replies: 71
Views: 9748

Re: Is Delta truly a one hub airline.

But let's put this in context: % of connecting vs. overall traffic, 2017 (includes ALL traffic, not just airline hub-specific) : 1. CLT 70.0% 2. ATL 62.6% 3. DFW 55.2% 4. IAH 52.8% 5. ORD 44.6% 6. MIA 41.6% 7. DTW 41.2% 8. IAD 39.2% 9. MSP 38.1% 10. SLC 37.6% (Bolding mine) One thing to keep in min...

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by FSDan
Fri May 10, 2019 8:11 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Is Delta truly a one hub airline?
Replies: 71
Views: 9748

Re: Is Delta truly a one hub airline.

But let's put this in context: % of connecting vs. overall traffic, 2017 (includes ALL traffic, not just airline hub-specific) : 1. CLT 70.0% 2. ATL 62.6% 3. DFW 55.2% 4. IAH 52.8% 5. ORD 44.6% 6. MIA 41.6% 7. DTW 41.2% 8. IAD 39.2% 9. MSP 38.1% 10. SLC 37.6% (Bolding mine) One thing to keep in min...

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by FSDan
Fri May 10, 2019 6:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Aircraft Refurbishment Thread - 2019
Replies: 296
Views: 53240

Re: Delta Aircraft Refurbishment Thread - 2019

There's a fair amount of A320 flights in the 3-4 hour range in the current schedule, and I'm not seeing any major shifts for the summer. Most A320 flights are over 2 hours. Add in another 30-60 minutes of time on the plane sitting at the departing and arriving gate too. Their mission profile is ver...

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by FSDan
Fri May 10, 2019 4:44 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Is Delta truly a one hub airline?
Replies: 71
Views: 9748

Re: Is Delta truly a one hub airline.

Delta has Atlanta because they couldn't hang with AA at DFW Laughable. ATL has been the center of Delta's universe for a long, long time. That Delta is doing well with the hubs they have is commendable, BUT!! Those are Focus Cities at best. DTW and MSP are good traffic centers for sure But SLC? YGB...

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by FSDan
Fri May 10, 2019 4:35 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Is Delta truly a one hub airline?
Replies: 71
Views: 9748

Re: Is Delta truly a one hub airline.

With Delta's system set up so that most of their connecting traffic flows over Atlanta does that not make it a one hub airline. Atlanta has the most unique destinations not served by it's other large operations unlike AA and UA who has flights from most of their 2nd and third tier cities connected ...

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by FSDan
Fri May 10, 2019 4:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue To Launch JFK-GYE
Replies: 49
Views: 8622

Re: JetBlue To Launch JFK-GYE

If they play this right, maybe they'd be able to push LATAM out and add a daily A321NEO to UIO. Even though JFK-GYE is within the operational limits of the 321neo, JFK-UIO might not be. GYE is at sea level and UIO is over 9,000 ft of elevation. I think JFK-GEO would work well for B6, though, given ...

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by FSDan
Fri May 10, 2019 3:03 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Is Delta truly a one hub airline?
Replies: 71
Views: 9748

Re: Is Delta truly a one hub airline.

With Delta's system set up so that most of their connecting traffic flows over Atlanta does that not make it a one hub airline. Atlanta has the most unique destinations not served by it's other large operations unlike AA and UA who has flights from most of their 2nd and third tier cities connected ...

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by FSDan
Fri May 10, 2019 12:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Aircraft Refurbishment Thread - 2019
Replies: 296
Views: 53240

Re: Delta Aircraft Refurbishment Thread - 2019

Recently read that Delta is limiting recline on the A320 fleet as a pilot program. Does anyone know if this already happened? Article indicates they should be about halfway through, I guess. https://www.businessinsider.com/delta-cutting-seat-recline-in-half-on-airbus-a320s-2019-4 I'm not planning t...

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by FSDan
Wed May 08, 2019 5:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta A220 route additions
Replies: 80
Views: 17362

Re: Delta A220 route additions

I am happy to see MSP-EWR going A220 the CR-9 on a trip over 1000 miles gets boring very fast. (Huge upgrade for pax on this route)... MSP-EWR is still going to see regional jets for the foreseeable future. Over the summer there's just one A220 turn and the rest of the flights are large RJs. Come f...

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by FSDan
Wed May 08, 2019 5:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hawaiian Airlines announces Fukuoka
Replies: 12
Views: 3185

Re: Hawaiian Airlines announces Fukuoka

The operating cost should be a bit lower, too, with HA wages vs. DL wages and profit-sharing. I'd worry about the extra 50 seats on an HA A330 and their effect on avg fares, though. It says they're looking at a 4x weekly service, so the difference in seats between HA's service and DL's daily (or at...

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by FSDan
Wed May 08, 2019 2:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hawaiian Airlines announces Fukuoka
Replies: 12
Views: 3185

Re: Hawaiian Airlines announces Fukuoka

The DL flights were consistently full, it's just a matter of profitability. Good luck to HA! The difference between DL and HA here is that DL likely had dozens of other potential markets they could re-allocate the 763 to, so HNL-FUK didn't even necessarily have to be losing money for them to cut it...

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by FSDan
Mon May 06, 2019 9:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta A220 route additions
Replies: 80
Views: 17362

Re: Delta A220 route additions

Honestly surprised that DL hasn't deployed them to EYW yet. Could it make the return trip to ATL with a full load compared to the weight restricted 73G's? It seems Delta thus far has been using the A221s to connect their hubs with large business travel markets, where a B737 or A319/20/21 is too lar...

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by FSDan
Sat May 04, 2019 12:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta A220 route additions
Replies: 80
Views: 17362

Re: Delta A220 route additions

jetskipper wrote:
Wonder what the fares on the DTW-DTW route will be.


I assume that's meant to be DTW-DFW. Easy typo to make.

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by FSDan
Sat May 04, 2019 12:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta A220 route additions
Replies: 80
Views: 17362

Re: Delta A220 route additions

You can add SEA-DEN too. Looks like there will be lots of them out West this Fall (as expected, replacing most/all of the western 717 routes).

I don't know about JFK-IAH (not currently a route DL flies, and I didn't see it in the timetable in the future) - did you mean JFK-DFW?

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by FSDan
Fri May 03, 2019 4:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United expansion in FRA
Replies: 19
Views: 5197

Re: United expansion in FRA

If that comment is for me, I think we said the same thing... You said opposite things. You said "they haven't flown that in quite some time," where as fraT said they're still flying it daily. Well, I looked at a few dummy AKL-FRA bookings. All route via Asia on their website. They are fly...

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by FSDan
Fri May 03, 2019 1:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why hasn´t Delta expanded since the 747´s retirement?
Replies: 52
Views: 7901

Re: Why hasn´t Delta expanded since the 747´s retirement?

Let's take a look at the situation TATL. DL has the smallest widebody fleet of the big 3 as mentioned above. It's also skewed towards smaller widebodies. Even in the peak summer schedule, DL flies more than 2 flights a day to just 3 non-JV hubs (FRA and DUB with just 3 and FCO - possibly soon a JV ...

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by FSDan
Fri May 03, 2019 12:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why hasn´t Delta expanded since the 747´s retirement?
Replies: 52
Views: 7901

Re: Why hasn´t Delta expanded since the 747´s retirement?

Delta strategy is to have most intl flying done by their JV partners. This is why most of the “expansion” has been more routes to AMS/CDG for the AF-KLM JV or to ICN for the KE JV. This is also one of the reasons Delta doesn’t have the proper aircraft for international growth, and why they keep get...

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by FSDan
Thu May 02, 2019 8:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why hasn´t Delta expanded since the 747´s retirement?
Replies: 52
Views: 7901

Re: Why hasn´t Delta expanded since the 747´s retirement?

Delta strategy is to have most intl flying done by their JV partners. This is why most of the “expansion” has been more routes to AMS/CDG for the AF-KLM JV or to ICN for the KE JV. This is also one of the reasons Delta doesn’t have the proper aircraft for international growth, and why they keep get...

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by FSDan
Thu May 02, 2019 4:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UPDATED: Delta announces JFK-BOM
Replies: 971
Views: 136814

Re: Delta to serve Mumbai nonstop in 2019

Delta has a bank there, but it's almost all Caribbean and Florida. Keep in mind the way that hubs is structured. The sun markets go out in the morning and come back in the evening and are supported by connections on each end. The Atlantic comes in throughout the afternoon and is bracketed by feed m...

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by FSDan
Wed May 01, 2019 9:38 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: MD88/MD90/B712 Love/Hate Relationship
Replies: 73
Views: 6245

Re: MD88/MD90/B712 Love/Hate Relationship

If I'm spotting, I love the roar of an MD-88 blasting off. I'm pretty sure they're the loudest narrowbody left in passenger service in the U.S... But the last few I flew on were definitely getting worn down on the inside - they don't hold a candle to a refurbished 319/320 or a new 739/321 from a pas...

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by FSDan
Wed May 01, 2019 8:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why hasn´t Delta expanded since the 747´s retirement?
Replies: 52
Views: 7901

Re: Why hasn´t Delta expanded since the 747´s retirement?

The 747 was TOO large for the markets it served- once competition expanded, and twin engined aircraft started overflying NRT. NW and DL were forced to fill those excess 747-400 seats with very low yield ethnic traffic . 50 excess seats per flight. What is “ethnic traffic”? I always understand that ...

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