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by TW870
Sat Jul 21, 2018 4:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Martin's Air Charter crash in Pretoria, South Africa
Replies: 65
Views: 15296

Re: Martin's Air Charter crash in Pretoria, South Africa

I still cannot get my head around the fact that 19 people were allowed to board what is essentially a proving flight on a 65yo Convair... I am a BIG enthusiast. Would I board a 65yo CV340 on a "PROVING FLIGHT"??? NO way!!!! I would in a heart beat! I would jump at the opportunity with any...

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by TW870
Thu Jul 19, 2018 4:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Widebody Thread - 2018
Replies: 577
Views: 83386

Re: Delta Widebody Thread - 2018

Looks like the A330 irregularities that had been quite common earlier in the summer have smoothed out. They were having cancels every day for a while, and except for one LOS flight and the JFK weather situation, the fleet looks like it is running very smoothly, with the A359 pinch hitting out of Det...

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by TW870
Thu Jul 19, 2018 3:48 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Locations of ex-NW planes not yet parted out
Replies: 35
Views: 4163

Re: Locations of ex-NW planes not yet parted out

The coolest stored NW aircraft I have ever seen was N289, a DC-7C at AXN - Alexandria Minnesota Chandler field. I saw it in about 1989 or 1990 when it was being readied for flight and for delivery to T+G aviation at (coincidence) Chandler Arizona, who was going to prepare it for onward sale to Aeroc...

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by TW870
Wed Jul 18, 2018 9:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Did DL's order for the A-220 signal the end of the 717?
Replies: 43
Views: 9070

Re: Did DL's order for the A-220 signal the end of the 717?

As it relates to the 717’s future with DL: What is the over/under on DL acquiring some of the Volotea 717 fleet for active service? I believe they will be replaced at Volotea in the coming years by A319s but I have not read any news on it lately. Surely, HA does not need the entire fleet...thoughts...

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by TW870
Wed Jul 18, 2018 4:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Republic Airways orders 100 E175 plus 100 options
Replies: 73
Views: 11852

Re: Republic Airways orders 100 E175 plus 100 options

The E2 is not going to happen at the U.S. regionals in my opinion. One reason I think this is that the 2019 DL pilot negotiations are going to be all about balancing block hours in the joint ventures, and especially the KE joint venture, because the pilots feel they are losing jobs to the partner hu...

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by TW870
Sat Jul 14, 2018 3:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The sonic cruiser, was Boeing serious ?
Replies: 6
Views: 1393

Re: The sonic cruiser, was Boeing serious ?

I remember working a 747-238B from ORD-LAX when I was a UAL flight attendant in 1999. I was working in main deck business class. I had a management person from flight ops in my section. He was talking about the two future programs - that people at the company were calling the Sonic Cruiser and the C...

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by TW870
Fri Jul 13, 2018 8:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Northwest to South America
Replies: 32
Views: 3770

Re: Northwest to South America

Northwest actually held a bunch of South America authorities to markets like Peru, Panama, Colombia, etc which they used to codeshare with Continental on. Also back in the 1990s, they applied for a Brazil route themselves but were not selected by the DOT in the route case. Yes - I believe they appl...

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by TW870
Thu Jul 12, 2018 4:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus rebrands C-Series to A220
Replies: 217
Views: 31282

Re: Airbus rebrands C-Series to A220

I hope someone asks Airbus if they're even thinking about the CS500. I would love to see a CS500 or well now A220-500 God I hope they are thinking about the 220-500. At least in the U.S. market, there is still so much ambiguity in what is going to happen to the 150 seat category. Except for the 100...

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by TW870
Mon Jul 09, 2018 2:19 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Flight Attendant question Union/Nonunion
Replies: 12
Views: 1047

Re: Flight Attendant question Union/Nonunion

I don't want this to turn into a bash UA flight attendants thread. UA FA's have the right to refuse to waive it is in their contract. I'm just trying to understand do nonunion FA's also have the same rights and work rules UA FA's have. The one, big, non-union (FA) U.S. carrier is Delta. Non-union f...

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by TW870
Mon Jul 09, 2018 2:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta CSeries deliveries to begin this year
Replies: 195
Views: 44587

Re: Delta CSeries deliveries to begin this year

Continuing the incentive for DL to buy more aircraft, I do believe DL would take the risk of more debt with improved scope. So yes, buying aircraft is dependent on scope. If the pilots are too resistant, the better business plan is to pay down debt. But if DL could improve regional profits, that pa...

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by TW870
Fri Jul 06, 2018 8:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta CSeries deliveries to begin this year
Replies: 195
Views: 44587

Re: Delta CSeries deliveries to begin this year

Being naturally interested in what is best for me, I want more TCON thin routes (c-series). Yea, that is also why I root for the C-series at JetBlue (B6). :) Hey, I'm rational, as Upton Sinclair (writer) notes (horribly rephrased), we all see the economics we want to see. Lightsaber For long thin r...

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by TW870
Thu Jul 05, 2018 2:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta to cut Seattle-Hong Kong, announces Seattle-Osaka
Replies: 308
Views: 28192

Re: Will DL return to HKG?

I'm sure DL will find out fairly soon whether or not their JV with KE will be effective or not. That'll probably determine any future plans for reinstating HKG from anywhere. Absolutely. Delta's Asia strategy is a work in progress. While the ICN hub will do a great job of providing 1-stop service t...

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by TW870
Tue Jul 03, 2018 4:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta CSeries deliveries to begin this year
Replies: 195
Views: 44587

Re: Delta CSeries deliveries to begin this year

With the data points about NYC and then SLC as pilot bases, and 1200 nm average stage length, we start to get a picture of the initial CS1 operation. Once Salt Lake opens, I bet you will see LGA and JFK bridge through Texas to Salt Lake, and then with some turn-backs from Salt Lake to medium size ma...

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by TW870
Fri Jun 22, 2018 6:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Widebody Thread - 2018
Replies: 577
Views: 83386

Re: Delta Widebody Thread - 2018

Noteworthy Aircraft Activity 6/18 763ER-high J: unscheduled upgrade from 321 on ATL-BOS route (N172DN) 763ER-high J: unscheduled swap from low-J on CDG-CVG-CDG route (N175DN) 763ER-high J: unscheduled downgrade from 764 on JFK-SFO-JFK route (N177DN) 763ER-high J: unscheduled swap from low-J on AMS-...

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by TW870
Thu Jun 21, 2018 5:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL S18 Departures By Hub And Aircraft Type
Replies: 116
Views: 14185

Re: DL S18 Departures By Hub And Aircraft Type

Good question! So why do you have that propensity? What's your point for it? I guess you could say I see the glass half full when it comes to aviation. I like the fact that pretty much all major airlines have been moving away from 50-seaters and towards mainline over the past several years, and I'm...

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by TW870
Wed Jun 20, 2018 3:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta to cut Seattle-Hong Kong, announces Seattle-Osaka
Replies: 308
Views: 28192

Re: Delta to cut Seattle-Hong Kong, announces Seattle-Osaka

I see a distinct dissimilarity between Delta's new Asia strategy and their Europe strategy. While they offer excellent connectivity with the AF, KL, and AZ JVs to Europe, they continue to serve key business markets such as FRA, BRU, and ZRH non-stop to ensure 1-stop service from dozens of U.S. citi...

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by TW870
Wed Jun 20, 2018 4:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL S18 Departures By Hub And Aircraft Type
Replies: 116
Views: 14185

Re: DL S18 Departures By Hub And Aircraft Type

FSDan and everyone who put data in this thread, thank you. Such good information. These numbers really help me understand why NYC has been announced as the first CSeries pilot base, and not any other city. LGA is very much an outlier in the high percentage of RJ flying. Of course the perimeter rule ...

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by TW870
Wed Jun 20, 2018 3:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta to cut Seattle-Hong Kong, announces Seattle-Osaka
Replies: 308
Views: 28192

Re: Delta to cut Seattle-Hong Kong, announces Seattle-Osaka

I see a distinct dissimilarity between Delta's new Asia strategy and their Europe strategy. While they offer excellent connectivity with the AF, KL, and AZ JVs to Europe, they continue to serve key business markets such as FRA, BRU, and ZRH non-stop to ensure 1-stop service from dozens of U.S. citie...

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by TW870
Tue Jun 19, 2018 7:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL launches LAX-Europe on B77L on June 16th
Replies: 62
Views: 14535

Re: DL launches LAX-Europe on B77L today

Flagstop for customs clearance. Why do they need the flag stop? Is it because with the delay that they just can't get this airplane a gate at LAX for customs clearance given how busy the Bradley terminal is in the late evening? The stop was originally for a crew change, and it was decided to have p...

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by TW870
Tue Jun 19, 2018 4:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL launches LAX-Europe on B77L on June 16th
Replies: 62
Views: 14535

Re: DL launches LAX-Europe on B77L today

Amsterdam today: Looks like the celebratory AMS-LAX departed 4 hours late and is diverting to MSP. Flagstop for customs clearance. Why do they need the flag stop? Is it because with the delay that they just can't get this airplane a gate at LAX for customs clearance given how busy the Bradley termi...

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by TW870
Wed Jun 13, 2018 10:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL announces MSP - ICN
Replies: 168
Views: 20083

Re: DL announces MSP - ICN

One thing to remember as we hear announcement such as MSP-ICN is that international flying balance within the JVs is going to be issue number 1 for ALPA in the 2019 contract negotiations at Delta. Delta pilots are very frustrated with what they see as the loss of long haul, high paying jobs to JV p...

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by TW870
Wed Jun 13, 2018 9:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL announces MSP - ICN
Replies: 168
Views: 20083

Re: DL announces MSP - ICN

One thing to remember as we hear announcement such as MSP-ICN is that international flying balance within the JVs is going to be issue number 1 for ALPA in the 2019 contract negotiations at Delta. Delta pilots are very frustrated with what they see as the loss of long haul, high paying jobs to JV pa...

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by TW870
Tue Jun 05, 2018 5:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Aircraft Refurbishment - 2018
Replies: 442
Views: 61213

Re: Delta Aircraft Refurbishment - 2018

A couple of things, why are there still a few 757's without Winglets, yet it states "mod complete"? is there any reason they would mod but not add winglets, I've been on a few 757s recently and wondered if my bird was destined for the desert. Second, If I am reading correctly, thank god, ...

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by TW870
Sun Jun 03, 2018 6:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 6/3/2018:AA Adds DFW-BUF/DRT/ILM/SRQ,MIA-GSP/TYS;DL LAS-CDG for CES
Replies: 78
Views: 10085

Re: OAG Changes 6/3/2018:AA Adds DFW-BUF/DRT/ILM/SRQ,MIA-GSP/TYS;DL LAS-CDG for CES

Incredible that DTW-MDW on WN has gone from almost hourly to just 3 daily. One can only assume that Detroit-Chicago is now being driven by most people given the drastic cut in service over the years what was once a route filled with DC10s 747s and mainline jets is now mostly RJ's The numbers for it...

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by TW870
Sat Jun 02, 2018 8:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Widebody Thread - 2018
Replies: 577
Views: 83386

Re: Delta Widebody Thread - 2018

Is there any issue other than bad luck with the A330-300 cancels this week? Ship 809 on the 23rd AMS-DTW Ship 825 on the 24th FCO-JFK Ship 804 on the 25th MSP-AMS Ship 801 on the 26th DTW-AMS Ship 815 on the 27th MSP-AMS I was curious about whether there are fewer spares and less slack in the fleet...

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by TW870
Fri Jun 01, 2018 10:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta LAX Terminal Plans Revealed
Replies: 471
Views: 126285

Re: Delta LAX Terminal Plans Revealed

This cannot happen soon enough - while there are more gates, it is always so crowded in T2/3, and the Sky Club is pretty abysmal. That said, I still believe the staff at LAX are well above average for Delta. I was in the T2 Skyclub in November, and I thought it was very nice. Not super busy when I ...

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by TW870
Fri Jun 01, 2018 4:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Polaris Promise Never Matched Reality
Replies: 256
Views: 34766

Re: United Polaris Promise Never Matched Reality

New Polaris lounge pics up from EWR today in a variety of places. It looks fantastic. Full sit down dinner service option for business class travelers, which puts Polaris far ahead of Delta One. The problem of course is consistency. D1 is an immensely consistent product and always delivers. The new ...

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by TW870
Thu May 31, 2018 2:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bizarre landing by this UA DC-10
Replies: 39
Views: 10657

Re: Bizarre landing by this UA DC-10

People watch vintage landing videos on Youtube all the time. What is wrong with starting a thread about something interesting that the OP found on Youtube? If you aren't interested, make like that DC-10 pilot should have and go around! As far as the date goes, this is most likely the late-1980s or e...

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by TW870
Wed May 30, 2018 2:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Widebody Thread - 2018
Replies: 577
Views: 83386

Re: Delta Widebody Thread - 2018

Noteworthy Aircraft Activity 5/29 763: unscheduled upgrade from 321 on ATL-MCO-ATL route (N140LL) 763ER-low J: MSP-SLC ferry flight - aircraft repositioning (N188DN) 763ER-low J: unscheduled downgrade from 764 on JFK-LAX-JFK route (N169DZ) 332: unscheduled downgrade from 333 on DTW-CDG-DTW route (N...

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by TW870
Tue May 29, 2018 10:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta debuts new uniforms May 29
Replies: 76
Views: 10028

Re: Delta debuts new uniforms tomorrow.

has anybody answered the reason for selecting a color that has nothing to do with the brand? Two reasons. First, purple is already being worked into the brand, with the furniture and other design features in the new Skyclubs working in lighter blues and the plum color. Second, the navy blue and gra...

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by TW870
Tue May 29, 2018 4:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Widebody Thread - 2018
Replies: 577
Views: 83386

Re: Delta Widebody Thread - 2018

Is there any issue other than bad luck with the A330-300 cancels this week? Ship 809 on the 23rd AMS-DTW Ship 825 on the 24th FCO-JFK Ship 804 on the 25th MSP-AMS Ship 801 on the 26th DTW-AMS Ship 815 on the 27th MSP-AMS I was curious about whether there are fewer spares and less slack in the fleet ...

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by TW870
Fri May 25, 2018 9:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Aircraft Refurbishment - 2018
Replies: 442
Views: 61213

Re: Delta Aircraft Refurbishment - 2018

Is there a plan to convert any more 757s to the 75P configuration? The 75P is just a variant of the 75H designed around the differing exit door layout that the ex-Shanghai frames have. This is one of those scheduling quirks and something will change. Some of these flights require ETOPS and either 7...

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by TW870
Fri May 25, 2018 3:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta to serve Mumbai nonstop in 2019
Replies: 455
Views: 46183

Re: Delta to serve Mumbai nonstop in 2019

I really don't think it is going to be ATL-BOM. Given the overall price sensitivity on the US-BOM market, they are going to have to combine a strong O+D market with people looking for convenient connections. As others have said, ATL is very far south, and 618nm further than JFK-BOM. ATL is only an e...

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by TW870
Tue May 15, 2018 9:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 5/13/2018:UA Swaps EWR/IAD Markets, Many Other Changes!;DL Adds BOS-PHL,Drops JFK-PHL,MCO-MIA;
Replies: 98
Views: 14073

Re: OAG Changes 5/13/2018:UA Swaps EWR/IAD Markets, Many Other Changes!;DL Adds BOS-PHL,Drops JFK-PHL,MCO-MIA;

Out of the remaining big players, GSK and AZ almost certainly have corporate contracts with AA/BA considering their UK roots and I am not sure about Merck. The Princeton and North Jersey area maintain a good share of Pharma offices (Merck, Pfizer, Novo Nordisk, Celgene, Sanofi, BMS, J&J, etc.) ...

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by TW870
Tue May 15, 2018 2:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 5/13/2018:UA Swaps EWR/IAD Markets, Many Other Changes!;DL Adds BOS-PHL,Drops JFK-PHL,MCO-MIA;
Replies: 98
Views: 14073

Re: OAG Changes 5/13/2018:UA Swaps EWR/IAD Markets, Many Other Changes!;DL Adds BOS-PHL,Drops JFK-PHL,MCO-MIA;

Wow, no Transatlantic connections via JFK? **DL JFK-PHL OCT 1.0>0 NOV 1.0>0 DEC 1.0>0 JAN 1.0>0 Basically, this means that low season transatlantic fares do not contribute to the comparative profitability of this flight. The aircraft would likely be more useful flying another section to a DL hub. A...

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by TW870
Sun May 13, 2018 2:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 5/13/2018:UA Swaps EWR/IAD Markets, Many Other Changes!;DL Adds BOS-PHL,Drops JFK-PHL,MCO-MIA;
Replies: 98
Views: 14073

Re: OAG Changes 5/13/2018:UA Swaps EWR/IAD Markets, Many Other Changes!;DL Adds BOS-PHL,Drops JFK-PHL,MCO-MIA;

Thanks as always enilria for making my Sunday morning.

Any thought on DL dropping JFK-PHL? Could that be a misfile? Obviously DL doesn't have much PHL-originating transatlantic traffic, but back tracking to DTW sounds inconvenient and thus that they are ceding the market.

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by TW870
Thu May 10, 2018 4:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL 1854 DTW-DEN; Smoke in Cabin; Evac on Taxiway
Replies: 67
Views: 7250

Re: DL 1854 DTW-DEN; Smoke in Cabin; Evac on Taxiway

Was this a passenger-initiated evacuation? Where are the F/A’s directing traffic? SLOWEST. EVAC. EVAH. One thing to note is that the safety demo says nothing to passengers about what to do after they leave the aircraft via the window exits. I know it is annoying to see passengers standing on the wi...

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by TW870
Thu Apr 26, 2018 2:46 pm
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Airliners.net Site Upgrade Announcement & Discussion
Replies: 2516
Views: 172880

Re: Airliners.net Site Upgrade Announcement & Discussion

Just some quick feedback on moderating in Civil Aviation. Today I had two threads I was really interested in, one about odd departure procedures out of Kennedy this morning: http://www.airliners.net/forum/viewtopic.php?t=1392461 And then this one about jetliner types that have been fully withdrawn ...

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by TW870
Thu Apr 26, 2018 2:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Did UA ever have their own 767-200ERs?
Replies: 27
Views: 4960

Re: Did UA ever have their own 767-200ERs?

I worked them all the time when I was a flight attendant based in Boston and then in San Francisco in the late-90s and early-2000s. They had been delivered as 2-class domestic airplanes originally, but had long since been converted to 3-class for long-haul operations as described above. They had bi...

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by TW870
Thu Apr 26, 2018 2:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Did UA ever have their own 767-200ERs?
Replies: 27
Views: 4960

Re: Did UA ever have their own 767-200ERs?

I worked them all the time when I was a flight attendant based in Boston and then in San Francisco in the late-90s and early-2000s. They had been delivered as 2-class domestic airplanes originally, but had long since been converted to 3-class for long-haul operations as described above. They had big...

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by TW870
Wed Apr 25, 2018 2:05 am
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Airliners.net Site Upgrade Announcement & Discussion
Replies: 2516
Views: 172880

Re: Airliners.net Site Upgrade Announcement & Discussion

Just some quick feedback on moderating in Civil Aviation. Today I had two threads I was really interested in, one about odd departure procedures out of Kennedy this morning: http://www.airliners.net/forum/viewtopic.php?t=1392461 And then this one about jetliner types that have been fully withdrawn f...

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by TW870
Tue Apr 24, 2018 2:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Flight 27 ATL-ICN Diverted to MSP
Replies: 10
Views: 2682

Re: DELTA FLIGHT 27 ATL-ICN Diverted to MSP

What about N502DN, that cancelled on Saturday, was supposed to fly ICN - DTW and it looks like its still in ICN. That was flight DL 158. It wasn't cancelled, it will be completed today as flight DL 9858. Flights that are completed are not cancelled. Wait. The flight was scheduled for Saturday but o...

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by TW870
Fri Apr 20, 2018 6:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First NW 747-400 flight
Replies: 34
Views: 5426

Re: First NW 747-400 flight

It has to be MSP-Tokyo Northwest did not offer non-stop service between Minneapolis and Tokyo in the late-1980s when the 744 entered into service. Asia bound passengers out of MSP usually took NW7 MSP-SEA and then connected to Asia. MSP did not see 747-400 service to NRT until quite late. MSP-Asia ...

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by TW870
Sun Apr 15, 2018 7:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 4/15/2018: WS Drops YYC-DFW/ORD, BOS-YUL; UA Adds IAD-PBG; AS Trims More Transcons
Replies: 104
Views: 11096

Re: OAG Changes 4/15/2018: WS Drops YYC-DFW/ORD, BOS-YUL; UA Adds IAD-PBG; AS Trims More Transcons

DL JFK-ATL JUL 8>7 DL JFK-BCN NOV 1.0>0.9 DEC 1.0>0.9 DL JFK-DFW OCT 1.8>3 DL JFK-EDI NOV 1.0>0.7 DEC 1.0>0.7 DL JFK-FCO NOV 1.0>0.7 DEC 1.0>0.7 DL JFK-MAD NOV 1.0>0.7 DEC 1.0>0.7 DL JFK-PBI OCT 1.0>0 DL JFK-PUJ NOV 1.1>1.4 DEC 1.5>1.8 DL LGA-GSP JUL 1.3>3 AUG 1.7>3 SEP 1.7>3 OCT 1.7>3 NOV 1.7>3 DE...

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by TW870
Sun Apr 15, 2018 4:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Minneapolis air service discussion - 2018
Replies: 63
Views: 2842

Re: Minneapolis air service discussion - 2018

Minneapolis/St Paul Intl (KMSP) is currently experiencing: departure delays an average of 38 minutes inbound flights delayed at their origin an average of 4 hours 53 minutes due to snow and ice arrival delays for airborne aircraft an average of 54 minutes This is as of 1030 CDT local 4/15/18 I saw ...

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by TW870
Sun Apr 15, 2018 5:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Minneapolis air service discussion - 2018
Replies: 63
Views: 2842

Re: Minneapolis Air Service Discussion

Rumors that RWY 4 has opened up. Sun Country had a honor flight land in DLH about a hour ago, and they just received clearance to MSP and are being de-iced. Which is good as a UA 319 landed at the same time and cant access an open gate due to the cluster up here. Saw a picture of the ramp; complete...

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by TW870
Sat Apr 14, 2018 11:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Minneapolis air service discussion - 2018
Replies: 63
Views: 2842

Re: Minneapolis Air Service Discussion

Last outbound on 4/14 looks to have been Delta 589 to Seattle on a 757-200 at 13:17 local. It is now 18:07 local. Lots of longhaul diversions. The first DL AMS-MSP went to Detroit, the second to Cincinnati, and the third to Kennedy. Haneda went to Detroit, Paris went to Detroit, and Heathrow went to...

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by TW870
Sat Apr 07, 2018 2:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Widebody Thread - 2018
Replies: 577
Views: 83386

Re: Delta Widebody Thread - 2018

This threat has seriously redeemed a.net for me, so thanks everyone for such informative posts. I love watching how the operation accommodates all sorts of irregularities, from crew availability to maintenance to weather, etc. This thread gives you the big picture, which is much harder to get if you...

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by TW870
Tue Apr 03, 2018 3:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Widebody Thread - 2018
Replies: 577
Views: 83386

Re: Delta Widebody Thread - 2018

Quick question on 777 rotations. How are they getting the airplane onto the CDG-SEA-HKG operation? I figured they would rotate it through CDG from either DTW or ATL, but that doesn't seem to be the case. I have the same question about MSP-HND. I see above that there is a schedule upgrade from MSP-SE...

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by TW870
Mon Apr 02, 2018 3:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Aircraft Refurbishment - 2018
Replies: 442
Views: 61213

Re: Delta Aircraft Refurbishment - 2018

I spent a good chunk of the afternoon in the B-concouse Skyclub at ATL, and had a great view of a lot of the action. I saw 4 MD-90s all lined up in a row on the ramp that is just north of the 26s towards the west end of the field. Is it likely that those airplanes are headed to storage, or were they...

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