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by MIflyer12
Tue May 22, 2018 10:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Gary Kelly hints at WN BWI-Canada/Europe, codeshares
Replies: 21
Views: 1196

Re: Gary Kelly hints at WN BWI-Canada/Europe, codeshares

What is the difficulty with Canada? Timidity. What's the problem with Hawaii? 738 ETOPS? BFD. How many carriers are running 737NGs with 180 ETOPS today? It's the same as it taking twenty years after the implementation of NAFTA for Southwest to discover Mexico. For 12 months ending 9/2017, there wer...

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by MIflyer12
Tue May 22, 2018 5:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airliners: The Most Uncompetitive Industry?
Replies: 32
Views: 2051

Re: Airliners: The Most Uncompetitive Industry?

Car manufacturers fight for your dollars by improving car features, making the car more luxurious than the previous version while keeping the price more or less the same (or lower). I invite you to look at average new vehicle transaction prices in the U.S. over the last 30 years. Your perception is...

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by MIflyer12
Tue May 22, 2018 5:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DAB in talks with Sunwing for YYZ-DAB Flights
Replies: 12
Views: 761

Re: DAB in talks with Sunwing for YYZ-DAB Flights

Hmm... DAB has added fewer than 50K arriving passengers annually since 2014 - not 50K a year, 50K in total. DAB is certainly less of a zoo than MCO but if you're committed to doing the family theme park thing you're 75 minutes out out the way. If you want a beach (April-Oct) DAB has some virtues.

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by MIflyer12
Tue May 22, 2018 1:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Big airports without transfer passengers
Replies: 89
Views: 9722

Re: Big airports without transfer passengers

Might want to recheck that, because it's usually between the 70s and 80s. Heck, in the early '00s, it was in the 90s for a while. To be fair I make that approximation with domestic O&D number only. LAX probably has a fair amount of international O&D that would boost that percentage up quite...

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by MIflyer12
Mon May 21, 2018 6:24 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Airlines and Gate Use
Replies: 15
Views: 1026

Re: Airlines and Gate Use

Why do airlines in the U.S. need to lease more gates than they need just so they have a place to RON their aircraft. An airline will have maybe only a dozen or so flights thoughout the entire day at an airport but they need 5 gates because they need a place to RON for early morning flights to make ...

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by MIflyer12
Mon May 21, 2018 5:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Big airports without transfer passengers
Replies: 89
Views: 9722

Re: Big airports without transfer passengers

32andBelow wrote:
LAX


I depends on how the OP wanted to ask the question.

Big airports (how big is big?) with few transfer passengers? Or,

The airport with the biggest O&D passenger count, for which LAX may be the answer. HND, PEK...

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by MIflyer12
Mon May 21, 2018 2:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair - Results Financial Year 2017-2018
Replies: 13
Views: 1361

Re: Ryanair - Results Financial Year 2017-2018

They don't have a lot of revenue for a fleet of 440 738s but they do know how to make money.

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by MIflyer12
Mon May 21, 2018 1:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest may take 500 MAX 7
Replies: 83
Views: 23168

Re: Southwest may take 500 MAX 7

jplatts wrote:
I think that WN will end up with at least 200 737 MAX 7's before it retires its last 737-700 planes.


Possible. 200 Max7s and 600 738s/Max8/Max10s in ten years.

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by MIflyer12
Mon May 21, 2018 1:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest may take 500 MAX 7
Replies: 83
Views: 23168

Re: Southwest may take 500 MAX 7

WNs boarding system allows for 180 seats max. 60 A, 60 B and 60 C. The 7M10 would have far more than 180 seats. Probably closer to 215 as an arbitrary number. So would WN add a D boarding group in that case? WN's 737-800 and MAX 8 planes have 175 seats, and it is already possible for boarding posit...

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by MIflyer12
Mon May 21, 2018 1:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN's Upcoming Winter Schedule Release on 5/31
Replies: 74
Views: 5071

Re: WN's Upcoming Winter Schedule Release on 5/31

stlgph wrote:
Oh good, so we're already off and running on the endless naming of random cities where Southwest can add service. Put me down for Peoria to Spokane.


It would seem good practice to let them announce new routes and then comment, rather than speculate.

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by MIflyer12
Mon May 21, 2018 1:33 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Scheduling Quirks: DL versus the rest
Replies: 17
Views: 2796

Re: Scheduling Quirks: DL versus the rest

EWR is located in the same market (NYC) as DL's LGA and JFK hubs, and DL does have an established customer base in both the NYC and RDU markets to support EWR-RDU nonstop service. While DL does not currently serve LAX, SEA, or BOS nonstop from EWR, DL does have opportunities to add nonstop service ...

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by MIflyer12
Mon May 21, 2018 1:27 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Scheduling Quirks: DL versus the rest
Replies: 17
Views: 2796

Re: Scheduling Quirks: DL versus the rest

This is anecdotal, I know, but from studying schedules it seems that DL overnights most mainline aircraft at outstations while UA keeps more in its hubs (or on transcon/near transcon flights for the early morning into hubs/late evening out flights, leaving regionals to feed their first flights out ...

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by MIflyer12
Sun May 20, 2018 11:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates Pilot Shortage
Replies: 133
Views: 24463

Re: Emirates Pilot Shortage

Honest question. One of the benefits of working for one of the ME3 for an Expat is the lure of tax-free wages. However I’m guessing that once a majority of the pilots retire they would move back to their country of origin. What are the tax implications for countries such as the US, Canada, Australi...

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by MIflyer12
Sun May 20, 2018 7:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 737-10 Reaches Firm Configuration
Replies: 87
Views: 20935

Re: 737-10 Reaches Firm Configuration

I would think that there would be some demand for the MAX 7 at WN, since there are some existing routes for which an existing 73G is adequate and/or whose runways might not be able to support a 738/MAX 8. And those 73Gs won't be around forever (some of them have to be pushing 20 years old). If ther...

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by MIflyer12
Sun May 20, 2018 2:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA adding weekly Chicago(ORD)-Brownsville(BRO)
Replies: 12
Views: 2075

Re: UA adding weekly Chicago(ORD)-Brownsville(BRO)

Rdh3e wrote:
DL flies MSP-HRL for one reason only... because SY does. No other reason.


And why does SY fly the route, in spite of Delta's competition?

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by MIflyer12
Sun May 20, 2018 2:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest may take 500 MAX 7
Replies: 83
Views: 23168

Re: Southwest may take 500 MAX 7

flyingclrs727 wrote:
Even international flights that are nonstop from HOU are not bookable from CRP.


Have another look. I tried three cities - SJD, MEX and CUN - from CRP and they all came up with itins.

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by MIflyer12
Sun May 20, 2018 1:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Naples, Italy (+46,1% PAX Q1) booming. Could the US3 / ME3 fly there?
Replies: 35
Views: 4288

Re: Naples, Italy (+46,1% PAX Q1) booming. Could the US3 / ME3 fly there?

ScrantonUSC wrote:
It's a short train ride from Rome.


Thanks for that. I hadn't recognized there were some train journeys under an hour.

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by MIflyer12
Sun May 20, 2018 1:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Naples, Italy (+46,1% PAX Q1) booming. Could the US3 / ME3 fly there?
Replies: 35
Views: 4288

Re: Naples, Italy (+46,1% PAX Q1) booming. Could the US3 / ME3 fly there?

jfklganyc wrote:
Didnt DL fly their seasonally over the last few years?


IIRC, Delta had a multi-year run JFK-Pisa. First on a 767 (I am certain of that), then as a 757.

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by MIflyer12
Sat May 19, 2018 7:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Man punches deaf pregnant woman and service dog on F9 flight at MCO
Replies: 63
Views: 9089

Re: Man punches deaf pregnant woman and service dog on F9 flight at MCO

Now there is an issue of a dog that size being in the cabin. What next? A small horse? If your service animal cannot fit without your own floor space then you should be required to buy another seat or two. However much it takes to accommodate an animal of that size. It should in no way EVER encroac...

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by MIflyer12
Sat May 19, 2018 5:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Economy of Scales not applying to airports?
Replies: 25
Views: 2684

Re: Economy of Scales not applying to airports?

The OP - and respondents - really need to be specific in geography. The vast majority of U.S. airports with scheduled commercial passenger service are publicly owned and operated not-for-profit. The OP should recognize there are many measures of cost (and productivity) not reflected in landing fees ...

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by MIflyer12
Sat May 19, 2018 1:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA's position in NYC
Replies: 106
Views: 11825

Re: AA's position in NYC

B6 has a lower cost structure thus not commanding the same level of yield that the big 3 do. They're not going to sell, they're doing very well on their own. Today, perhaps. But they have aging fleet of 320s, and they need to find solution for the 190. Add in the new labor agreements that will have...

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by MIflyer12
Sat May 19, 2018 12:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA's position in NYC
Replies: 106
Views: 11825

Re: AA's position in NYC

AA made a big mistake letting DL becoming the number 1 airline in NYC. Many on a.net seem to want to believe this, as evidenced by how many posters make this statement. But posting it does not make it true. DL is not the number 1 airline in NYC. I believe Delta makes the claim based on number of fl...

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by MIflyer12
Sat May 19, 2018 12:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Questionable (Failed?) USA Mergers
Replies: 79
Views: 5458

Re: Questionable (Failed?) USA Mergers

US/PSA: This went down, ultimately, as a carbon-copy of AA/AirCal. The intent, I guess, was US "buying into" the West via a merger (worked for DL w/ Western)...but it ultimately yielded nothing. It just eliminated an SWA competitor, to the benefit of...SWA! WN did not fly intra-Cal back t...

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by MIflyer12
Sat May 19, 2018 2:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Man punches deaf pregnant woman and service dog on F9 flight at MCO
Replies: 63
Views: 9089

Re: Man punches deaf pregnant woman and service dog on F9 flight at MCO

A passenger doesn't have to buy a seat for a service dog. Choice of a Great Dane may be ... unfortunate. Carriers can exclude animals that are too big. Other people's problems - allergies, 'uncomfortable' - can't be used as a reason to exclude passenger and service animal. Punching a pregnant woman...

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by MIflyer12
Fri May 18, 2018 10:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Man punches deaf pregnant woman and service dog on F9 flight at MCO
Replies: 63
Views: 9089

Re: Man punches deaf pregnant woman and service dog on F9 flight at MCO

A passenger doesn't have to buy a seat for a service dog. Choice of a Great Dane may be ... unfortunate. Carriers can exclude animals that are too big. Other people's problems - allergies, 'uncomfortable' - can't be used as a reason to exclude passenger and service animal. Punching a pregnant woman?...

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by MIflyer12
Fri May 18, 2018 5:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA tells FAs to stop Sloppy Grooming
Replies: 168
Views: 18879

Re: UA tells FAs to stop Sloppy Grooming

Could some of this be an issue of pay? Perhaps FAs don't feel like they get paid enough to constantly replace clothing every time something gets stained at work. Same goes for the shoes. It isn't cheap to replace these items. It is worse if the pay is poor. It might be tough for the first year or t...

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by MIflyer12
Fri May 18, 2018 2:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA RFQ now ongoing for 767 replacement?
Replies: 214
Views: 28358

Re: UA RFQ now ongoing for 767 replacement?

Yes DL has intended the the A339NEO to replace its 767s but looks like they have to put in a lot more Delta One cubicles to deal the the extra space.... https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Airbus_A330neo#Specifications I am confused by your assertion on Delta's layout of a 339 since the Annual Report say...

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by MIflyer12
Fri May 18, 2018 11:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA's position in NYC
Replies: 106
Views: 11825

Re: AA's position in NYC

AA is in a better position in the NE than DL or UA. Id rather have PHL as the connecting hub and JFK/LGA for local traffic than running a bunch of connecting markets that no one in NYC cares about and having a huge operation in NYC with all sorts of operational issues. AA serves the top O&Ds fr...

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by MIflyer12
Thu May 17, 2018 10:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA tells FAs to stop Sloppy Grooming
Replies: 168
Views: 18879

Re: UA tells FAs to stop Sloppy Grooming

smi0006 wrote:
Good to see the unions support this.


Let UA terminate three or four people over this issue and you'll see just how must the union supports this.

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by MIflyer12
Thu May 17, 2018 10:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA seeks DOT approval to downgauge Cuba service to regional partners
Replies: 26
Views: 4348

Re: AA seeks DOT approval to downgauge Cuba service to regional partners

If AA can't make mainline work on Miami-Havana there's really no hope.

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by MIflyer12
Thu May 17, 2018 8:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA RFQ now ongoing for 767 replacement?
Replies: 214
Views: 28358

Re: UA RFQ now ongoing for 767 replacement?

Rising fuel prices might even make a case for the A330NEO, if it is available sooner than the 787s. Just for example. Say the fuel consumption of your current plane is 100, the A330 is 83 and the 787 is 80. If you can get the A330 4 years earlier, the 787 can not compensate this in a service life o...

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by MIflyer12
Thu May 17, 2018 5:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAT touts “historic” route announcement - F9 to multiple cities
Replies: 84
Views: 9774

Re: SAT touts “historic” route announcement tomorrow

Midwestindy wrote:
https://news.flyfrontier.com/frontier-adds-nine-new-routes-from-san-antonio/

Albuquerque
Charlotte
Cleveland
Columbus
Jacksonville
Memphis
Oklahoma City
Omaha
Tulsa

Let's see how this goes...


Shall we do an over/under? I'll take 5 of those routes to be cancelled by 8/13/19.

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by MIflyer12
Wed May 16, 2018 11:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue to Anchor new MCO Terminal
Replies: 41
Views: 7184

Re: JetBlue to Anchor new MCO Terminal

Good, they need a new place to grow. And they'll beat WN to the punch if the want to beef up MCO-International. I don't think Southwest needs to look over its shoulder at JetBlue in Orlando. As of Feb 21, 2018, Southwest will offer up to 186 departures a day to 54 cities : That Orlando Sentinel art...

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by MIflyer12
Wed May 16, 2018 11:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH Spohr: OS to postpone long-haul fleet renewal
Replies: 78
Views: 10382

Re: LH Spohr: OS to postpone long-haul fleet renewal

TheLion wrote:
When will this era of accountant-driven capitalism evolve into something more enlightened?


What would that be? Why should anyone (or any holding company) continue to invest in a business that doesn't cover its cost of capital?

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by MIflyer12
Wed May 16, 2018 7:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL to add new routes after agreement with ME3
Replies: 185
Views: 21065

Re: DL to add new routes after agreement with ME3

CDG is connected to ~35 North American stations. I see your point but I don't get anything like 35 destinations non-stop to CDG (looking at an AF route map). I don't think one should include Caribbean destinations but even then I couldn't get more than 22. Can you fill us in? As for dissing JFK, lo...

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by MIflyer12
Wed May 16, 2018 5:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL to add new routes after agreement with ME3
Replies: 185
Views: 21065

Re: DL to add new routes after agreement with ME3

Are people forgetting that the A359 is much more fuel efficient than the 77Ls that Delta used to use for its India nonstops? The routes did not work back then, but they might work now because it's cheaper to operate. Also, operating nonstop from JFK to India can provide one-stop flights to smaller ...

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by MIflyer12
Wed May 16, 2018 5:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL to add new routes after agreement with ME3
Replies: 185
Views: 21065

Re: DL to add new routes after agreement with ME3

Are people forgetting that the A359 is much more fuel efficient than the 77Ls that Delta used to use for its India nonstops? The routes did not work back then, but they might work now because it's cheaper to operate. Also, operating nonstop from JFK to India can provide one-stop flights to smaller ...

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by MIflyer12
Wed May 16, 2018 3:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will DL or SY order Boeing 737 MAX aircraft?
Replies: 32
Views: 4288

Re: Will DL or SY order Boeing 737 MAX aircraft?

I could see Delta replacing 737-800's in about 10 years with either the 737-8 or a combination of 321 and CS300. Southwest was the launch customer for the 737NG. Its first deliveries came in Dec. 1997. It's going to start retirements in 2022. AA's oldest 738s date from 2/1999. It's going to start r...

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by MIflyer12
Wed May 16, 2018 3:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AF-KLM, Delta, Virgin Atlantic sign Trans-Atlantic Partnership
Replies: 20
Views: 4376

Re: AF-KLM, Delta, Virgin Atlantic sign Trans-Atlantic Partnership

dtw2hyd wrote:
Really, did unions agree to this? If so, it is a great achievement of current DL management.


Oh, the press release doesn't say that! They're just announcing that they have a framework for governance and operational and financial management, and will begin seeking (a bunch of) regulatory approvals.

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by MIflyer12
Wed May 16, 2018 1:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Outgoing AF CEO cites tax burden difference of 500M euro/yr with LH
Replies: 23
Views: 4806

Re: Outgoing AF CEO cites tax burden difference of 500M euro/yr with LH

fodar wrote:
In an interview in Les Echos dated 15 May, Mr. Janaillac says (my translation):
"The French state will have a role to play in enabling Air France to improve its competitiveness."


That's an indirect request for government subsidy. Watch for it.

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by MIflyer12
Wed May 16, 2018 2:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska to Close Pilot Base in NYC
Replies: 80
Views: 8601

Re: Alaska to Close Pilot Base in NYC

Seems to be the contract seniority rules work to hurt flexibility on jobs. This AS/VX is an example of that. In most non-union roles, your years of experience matter even when you are coming in from another employer, and you are paid more accordingly and get a position commensurate with your releva...

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by MIflyer12
Tue May 15, 2018 7:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL to add new routes after agreement with ME3
Replies: 185
Views: 21065

Re: DL to add new routes after agreement with ME3

The tie-up with 9W (and KL-AF), together with this comment by the CEO makes me believe that we might see a BOM-JFK or DEL-JFK flight soon, either operated by DL itself with a 77L, or by 9W with a 77W. When is 9W supposed to start receiving the 789s? 2020? I recall that the order was first upgraded ...

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by MIflyer12
Tue May 15, 2018 6:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska to Close Pilot Base in NYC
Replies: 80
Views: 8601

Re: Alaska to Close Pilot Base in NYC

Ignorant question, but just because they were NYC-based doesn't mean they lived in NYC, does it? Unless AS/VX worked unlike other airlines, it seems that a lot of the NYC-based crews for other airlines don't actually reside in NYC, they commute to NYC. No, not a stupid question. NYC cost of living ...

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by MIflyer12
Tue May 15, 2018 4:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hail Damages Southwest Planes in DEN
Replies: 33
Views: 7900

Re: Hail Damages Southwest Planes in DEN

How many aircraft are out of service from this storm?

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by MIflyer12
Tue May 15, 2018 4:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL to add new routes after agreement with ME3
Replies: 185
Views: 21065

Re: DL to add new routes after agreement with ME3

I agree, any new destination announced as a result of this agreement is PR related and a way to hand a "win" to those involved with the fight against the ME3. Whatever the motive though, It will be good to see Delta return to India DL doesn't have the aircraft to be adding any substantial...

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by MIflyer12
Tue May 15, 2018 2:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL to add new routes after agreement with ME3
Replies: 185
Views: 21065

Re: DL to add new routes after agreement with ME3

Interesting article, although nothing specific. Seems like India NS from US might happen. https://www.cnbc.com/2018/05/14/delta-more-international-flights-coming-after-middle-east-airline-agreement.html?__source=yahoo%7Cfinance%7Cheadline%7Cstory%7C&par=yahoo&yptr=yahoo I really though the ...

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by MIflyer12
Tue May 15, 2018 2:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska to Close Pilot Base in NYC
Replies: 80
Views: 8601

Re: Alaska to Close Pilot Base in NYC

Considering JFK was part of what AS wanted in their merge with VX, evident by the brand new lounge at JFK. I was told access to JFK was in part, why AS wanted VX. AAG must be quite comfortable paying all the extra hotel nights, as all crew are no longer stationed at NYC. I'm more disturbed that the...

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by MIflyer12
Tue May 15, 2018 2:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will DL or SY order Boeing 737 MAX aircraft?
Replies: 32
Views: 4288

Re: Will DL or SY order Boeing 737 MAX aircraft?

I suspect Delta's narrow body future revolves around the A32X NEOs as well as the C Series ( A210 A230 ) I don't see 500 A32X and C-Series in the fleet with 130 739s (and 77 738s that they will probably start retiring within seven years). I believe there will be more Boeing/Airbus parity than that....

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by MIflyer12
Tue May 15, 2018 11:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska to Close Pilot Base in NYC
Replies: 80
Views: 8601

Re: Alaska to Close Pilot Base in NYC

vhtje wrote:
jfklganyc wrote:
I feel bad for these guys. Local or east coast based. It was rumored.


True, but with the worldwide shortage of pilots they will find reemployment easily, correct?


Are they going to want to give up their AS/VX seniority instead of relocating?

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by MIflyer12
Mon May 14, 2018 11:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta 767-300 Last Flight Date?
Replies: 59
Views: 19609

Re: Delta 767-300 Last Flight Date?

A note to those who proposed replacing the 767-300's with A321's or 757's earlier in this thread: Delta's seating capacities for A321's, 757-200's, 757-300's, and 767-300 in domestic configuration (no lie flat seats) are as follows. A321: 192 seats, 757-200: 199 seats, 757-300: 234 seats, 767-300 (...

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