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by winginit
Fri Feb 22, 2019 7:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta to serve Mumbai nonstop in 2019
Replies: 711
Views: 95529

Re: Delta to serve Mumbai nonstop in 2019

klm617 wrote:
I have been told by a credible source that and announcement is forthcoming by March 31st


I literally posted that exact date in this thread a page or two back, so I’m assuming your source is me.

We’ll get an announcement week after next if not sooner. Flight will be launched in 2019.

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by winginit
Fri Feb 22, 2019 7:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Atlantic and Alitalia new expansions
Replies: 75
Views: 12391

Re: Virgin Atlantic and Alitalia new expansions

So tha'ts the reason why Virgin is doing a 20% increase in capacity and United is putting 767s on in place of 757 because far fewer passengers are actually flying from the UK to the US. Did I say far fewer passengers were actually flying from the UK to the US? I didn't, so let's please read careful...

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by winginit
Fri Feb 22, 2019 1:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Atlantic and Alitalia new expansions
Replies: 75
Views: 12391

Re: Virgin Atlantic and Alitalia new expansions

Or maybe, just maybe, an entirely unprecedented move like, let’s say, the UK voting to exit the European Union, lead to the dramatic collapse of the GBP/USD exchange rate, which quickly torched a route that’s majority UK POS. So tha'ts the reason why Virgin is doing a 20% increase in capacity and U...

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by winginit
Fri Feb 22, 2019 1:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SQ's IFE Has a Camera Possibly Watching in Every Seat
Replies: 56
Views: 10993

Re: SQ's IFE Has a Camera Possibly Watching in Every Seat

I will ask you, enrilia, again - directly: do you think SQ is using these cameras to spy on passengers at present? I don't think SQ would care. It's the government of Singapore I'd worry about. Whether it is happening now or not, it will happen before long. I wouldn't be surprised if the U.S. carri...

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by winginit
Fri Feb 22, 2019 1:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Detroit Air Service Discussion Thread - 2019
Replies: 468
Views: 40267

Re: Detroit Air Service Discussion Thread - 2019

Delta put in an application for DTW-HND and a few more locations. Source: https://news.delta.com/delta-proposes-flights-between-haneda-tokyo-s-city-airport-and-5-new-us-cities As expected, but DTW was ranked as its second choice. Guess the market isn’t important to them... Oh cut the crap. If that’...

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by winginit
Fri Feb 22, 2019 1:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Atlantic and Alitalia new expansions
Replies: 75
Views: 12391

Re: Virgin Atlantic and Alitalia new expansions

AA and BA are in a revenue sharing joint venture. Thus, AA's ORDMAN books are more or less completely open to BA, who have shared in the losses on the route. It seems not curious but clear that BA saw what a bloodbath ORDMAN was for the joint venture and have no interest in touching it. That's extr...

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by winginit
Thu Feb 21, 2019 9:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SQ's IFE Has a Camera Possibly Watching in Every Seat
Replies: 56
Views: 10993

Re: SQ's IFE Has a Camera Possibly Watching in Every Seat

Maybe you just want video of a married person kissing someone else on the plane to use as blackmail to get the software used to make whatever. ... what?! We've entered the full twilight zone here. Put on your tin foil hats everyone I would suspect government influence if something like that is occu...

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by winginit
Thu Feb 21, 2019 9:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Atlantic and Alitalia new expansions
Replies: 75
Views: 12391

Re: Virgin Atlantic and Alitalia new expansions

With that being said it is a very curious thing that BA has not opened up ORD-MAN seems like that would be a perfect fit for them. AA and BA are in a revenue sharing joint venture. Thus, AA's ORDMAN books are more or less completely open to BA, who have shared in the losses on the route. It seems n...

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by winginit
Thu Feb 21, 2019 9:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Atlantic and Alitalia new expansions
Replies: 75
Views: 12391

Re: Virgin Atlantic and Alitalia new expansions

With that being said it is a very curious thing that BA has not opened up ORD-MAN seems like that would be a perfect fit for them. AA and BA are in a revenue sharing joint venture. Thus, AA's ORDMAN books are more or less completely open to BA, who have shared in the losses on the route. It seems n...

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by winginit
Thu Feb 21, 2019 5:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SQ's IFE Has a Camera Possibly Watching in Every Seat
Replies: 56
Views: 10993

Re: SQ's IFE Has a Camera Possibly Watching in Every Seat

A passenger recently posted on Twitter that what looks like a camera is built into the IFE. The airline claims they are disabled, but of course why would they have paid for all those cameras to leave them disabled as the original plan? https://twitter.com/vkamluk/status/1097008518685573120 Here's t...

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by winginit
Thu Feb 21, 2019 1:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Atlantic and Alitalia new expansions
Replies: 75
Views: 12391

Re: Virgin Atlantic and Alitalia new expansions

Everyone said that QF was going to fail with PER-LHR, now it is one of its most profitable routes and they want to add more European destinations, the demand Australia - United Kingdom is too big and VS has excellent products to compete with QF I'll ask again, what incentive would VA have to contri...

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by winginit
Thu Feb 21, 2019 12:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Atlantic and Alitalia new expansions
Replies: 75
Views: 12391

Re: Virgin Atlantic and Alitalia new expansions

If you have the participation of Delta it may be absorbed by Air France-KLM with passage with Virgin AFKL have a host of their own problems to sort out before they even think about absorbing a dumpster fire of a carrier like AZ. If they had any interest there would be an offer on the table. There i...

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by winginit
Wed Feb 20, 2019 11:35 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Address on Resume?
Replies: 14
Views: 617

Re: Address on Resume?

Curious as to why you don't feel comfortable disclosing where you live to a prospective employer. If you make it to the next round in the hiring process there's likely to be a background check in which case where you live will be a component of that. Even if there's no background check eventual empl...

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by winginit
Wed Feb 20, 2019 11:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Detroit Air Service Discussion Thread - 2019
Replies: 468
Views: 40267

Re: Detroit Air Service Discussion Thread - 2019

Great post, thank you for continuing to bring facts to the discussion, they're certainly lacking a lot nowadays. By chance, would you happen to have similar stats for other DL hubs? Jeremy Sure. I think we can agree that Seats is a suitable capacity metric so I'll just isolate that for the DL hub c...

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by winginit
Wed Feb 20, 2019 9:48 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: American livery. Dated?
Replies: 52
Views: 3639

Re: American livery. Dated?

Anybody else thinking in another decade we won’t have this livery anymore? This is US Airways management team that we're talking about here. They're not going to spend a nickel to change a paint scheme unless they have no choice. So long as the aesthetic of the airplane isn't to the detriment of sa...

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by winginit
Wed Feb 20, 2019 9:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Detroit Air Service Discussion Thread - 2019
Replies: 468
Views: 40267

Re: Detroit Air Service Discussion Thread - 2019

So Delta is just shifting capacity around so there is really no growth from Delta out of Detroit this summer. and yet, factually speaking, DL is growing internationally in/out of DTW when you compare 3Q 2019 to 3Q 2018 per OAG DL: 3Q 2018, International Only - 5,299 Flights - 981K Seats - 3.94 bill...

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by winginit
Wed Feb 20, 2019 7:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Detroit Air Service Discussion Thread - 2019
Replies: 468
Views: 40267

Re: Detroit Air Service Discussion Thread - 2019

So Delta is just shifting capacity around so there is really no growth from Delta out of Detroit this summer. and yet, factually speaking, DL is growing internationally in/out of DTW when you compare 3Q 2019 to 3Q 2018 per OAG DL: 3Q 2018, International Only - 5,299 Flights - 981K Seats - 3.94 bill...

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by winginit
Wed Feb 20, 2019 7:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SWA not releasing monthly traffic reports in 2019
Replies: 3
Views: 987

Re: SWA not releasing monthly traffic reports in 2019

They will still need to report T100 to the government, so we’ll still see the data just on a lag.

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by winginit
Wed Feb 20, 2019 4:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Atlantic and Alitalia new expansions
Replies: 75
Views: 12391

Re: Virgin Atlantic and Alitalia new expansions

DL has several JV with other airlines that could be new markets for VS True in some cases that you've mentioned, but just because DL has a JV/equity stake in VS in addition to other airlines doesn't mean there's a commercial relationship or feed between VS and those other airlines. with the Allianc...

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by winginit
Wed Feb 20, 2019 2:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Detroit Air Service Discussion Thread - 2019
Replies: 468
Views: 40267

Re: Detroit Air Service Discussion Thread - 2019

Didnt realize DL scrapped plans to fly the 220 on DTW-IAH. Did they? While I know this far out the schedule is always subject to change, but the 220 is in the schedule for DTW-IAH starting July 2019 and ramping up through 3Q at present: https://i.imgur.com/dHg1GuG.jpg Are you sure about July? I can...

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by winginit
Tue Feb 19, 2019 10:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Detroit Air Service Discussion Thread - 2019
Replies: 468
Views: 40267

Re: Detroit Air Service Discussion Thread - 2019

flymco753 wrote:
Didnt realize DL scrapped plans to fly the 220 on DTW-IAH.


Did they?

While I know this far out the schedule is always subject to change, but the 220 is in the schedule for DTW-IAH starting July 2019 and ramping up through 3Q at present:

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by winginit
Tue Feb 19, 2019 9:53 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump declares national emergency for the wall
Replies: 178
Views: 7622

Re: Trump declares national emergency for the wall

Edit: Dupe I have always thought from the beginning that the wall was symbolic and Trump never thought he would get the whole thing the whole distance but as a symbol it meant being tougher of border security and that is needed especially if we get close to or actually get a deal on Dreamers and im...

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by winginit
Tue Feb 19, 2019 8:59 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump declares national emergency for the wall
Replies: 178
Views: 7622

Re: Trump declares national emergency for the wall

CURRENTLY ACTIVE NATIONAL EMERGENCIES (BY DECLARING POTUS) Carter Clinton Clinton Clinton Clinton Clinton Clinton Bush Bush Bush Bush Bush Bush Bush Bush Bush Bush Bush Obama Obama Obama Obama Obama Obama Obama Obama Obama Obama Trump Trump Trump: UNPRECEDENTED Whatever you do, don't elaborate on w...

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by winginit
Tue Feb 19, 2019 4:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation February 2019
Replies: 176
Views: 17532

Re: Turkish Aviation February 2019

So when can we expect more North American growth from TK. Mainly when will they announce Detroit as they have listed in the past that it is one of the markets they want to be in. Let's see if I can get this right using your own stated logic with my edit in bold to refer to TK: If they thought they ...

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by winginit
Sat Feb 16, 2019 12:13 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump declares national emergency for the wall
Replies: 178
Views: 7622

Re: Trump declares national emergency for the wall

The emergency declaration will get him nowhere on the actual wall, but what's cheeky is that even with the $1.3 billion that was allocated for physical barrier in what is now the signed legislation Pelosi and the Democrats dog-walked Trump once again by slipping in language that essentially ties his...

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by winginit
Fri Feb 15, 2019 8:58 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump declares national emergency for the wall
Replies: 178
Views: 7622

Re: Trump declares national emergency for the wall

Remember when rule of law was a thing? Let's hope the next president (democrat) will also declare a national emergency to take aggressive action against climate change. Looks like there's a mass shooting of some sort taking place (or having recently concluded) outside of Chicago right now. Looking ...

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by winginit
Fri Feb 15, 2019 8:52 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump declares national emergency for the wall
Replies: 178
Views: 7622

Re: Trump declares national emergency for the wall

Lawyers are probably falling over themselves in attempts to rush their lawsuits to court just to have a shot at the "I didn't have to do this" statement. I was genuinely shocked that even though he had a script in front of him Trump went totally off script for an emergency declaration . T...

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by winginit
Fri Feb 15, 2019 7:25 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump declares national emergency for the wall
Replies: 178
Views: 7622

Re: Trump declares national emergency for the wall

I really like the idea of the Chapos asset forfeiture funds paying for the wall and associated border security. Perfect. Yes this is a great idea! The Houston Chronicle debunked such a possibility using some pretty sound logic. Any and all of the El Chapo assets seized should first and foremost go ...

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by winginit
Fri Feb 15, 2019 6:26 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump declares national emergency for the wall
Replies: 178
Views: 7622

Re: Trump declares national emergency for the wall

President Biden/Harris/Ocasio-Cortez/Oprah declares a National Emergency to address Climate Change and the lack of Single-Payer Universal Healthcare in this country AOC? President? LOL no. Actually Biden is the only one that has any chance to win a presidential election if he isn’t destroyed in the...

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by winginit
Fri Feb 15, 2019 6:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US-Japan agree on additional Haneda slots; DOT to allocate
Replies: 357
Views: 41677

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

Thanks for the explanation. Your version makes sense. Didn't Northwest back in the day help to set up Japan Airlines after WWII? But then I fault Delta for playing a losing hand. It would have been better to go with DL's natural partner KE from the start. And it was a low move to try to move in on ...

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by winginit
Fri Feb 15, 2019 5:58 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump declares national emergency for the wall
Replies: 178
Views: 7622

Re: Trump declares national emergency for the wall

When, in your emergency declaration, you say that you "didn't have to do this"... then what you're claiming is an emergency is in fact not an emergency. Very much looking forward to having the following unfold: 1. The House votes down the national emergency, forcing a Senate vote that McC...

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by winginit
Fri Feb 15, 2019 5:47 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump declares national emergency for the wall
Replies: 178
Views: 7622

Re: Trump declares national emergency for the wall

When, in your emergency declaration, you say that you "didn't have to do this"... then what you're claiming is an emergency is in fact not an emergency. Very much looking forward to having the following unfold: 1. The House votes down the national emergency, forcing a Senate vote that McCo...

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by winginit
Fri Feb 15, 2019 5:41 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Health of Ruth B. Ginsburg: SCOTUS impact
Replies: 92
Views: 8015

Re: Health of Ruth B. Ginsburg: SCOTUS impact

This has all of the signs of being a coordinated effort to push a false "See, she's fine and doing well!" story about her. I find it hard to believe that she would attend an event honoring her, yet she wasn't announced to the audience, she hid in the back, and not a single person snapped ...

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by winginit
Fri Feb 15, 2019 5:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US-Japan agree on additional Haneda slots; DOT to allocate
Replies: 357
Views: 41677

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

Thanks for the explanation. Your version makes sense. Didn't Northwest back in the day help to set up Japan Airlines after WWII? But then I fault Delta for playing a losing hand. It would have been better to go with DL's natural partner KE from the start. And it was a low move to try to move in on ...

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by winginit
Thu Feb 14, 2019 11:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US-Japan agree on additional Haneda slots; DOT to allocate
Replies: 357
Views: 41677

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

So because AA and DL are unable to compete with UA due to their own arrogance and incompetence, they want the government intervention to 'help' them? I wonder if you or anyone else could have done any better on the Pacific than the current leadership at both DL and AA. I do fault DL for not getting...

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by winginit
Thu Feb 14, 2019 10:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA-LATAM withdraw JBA application; plan revised partnership
Replies: 14
Views: 2926

Re: AA-LATAM withdraw JBA application; plan revised partnership

Wow. This is a surprise. From the get-go back in 2016 it sounded like Brazil in particular was always going to be an uphill battle on the approvals front, but I have to think that something fundamental changed to have the carriers undo all that work and essentially start over with a revised framewor...

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by winginit
Thu Feb 14, 2019 9:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Detroit Air Service Discussion Thread - 2019
Replies: 468
Views: 40267

Re: Detroit Air Service Discussion Thread - 2019

I was talking about the emplaned passenger stats. and yet you also said... seat capacity wise MSP is bigger than Detroit Which turned out to be false... Just stop. You've dug yourself a deep enough hole here and you clearly have no evidence to back your false claims. Delta isn't going to make emoti...

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by winginit
Thu Feb 14, 2019 8:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Detroit Air Service Discussion Thread - 2019
Replies: 468
Views: 40267

Re: Detroit Air Service Discussion Thread - 2019

You can't quote data on something that hasn't happened yet you need to go by the full year 2018 states. One month into 2019 means nothing. Then by all means, have a look at full year 2018 data, again straight from OAG: Delta Flights DTW: 287,260 MSP: 272,530 Delta Seats DTW: 32.1M MSP: 31.7M Delta ...

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by winginit
Thu Feb 14, 2019 7:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Detroit Air Service Discussion Thread - 2019
Replies: 468
Views: 40267

Re: Detroit Air Service Discussion Thread - 2019

As far as passenger enplanements MSP is larger than Detroit. Destination wise MSP is bigger than Detroit again, seat capacity wise MSP is bigger than Detroit Show your data or keep quiet. 2019 Delta Seats per the Current Schedule *Edited as initial numbers were directional. Now non-directional* DTW...

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by winginit
Thu Feb 14, 2019 5:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Detroit Air Service Discussion Thread - 2019
Replies: 468
Views: 40267

Re: Detroit Air Service Discussion Thread - 2019

So what you are saying then is Delta itself spreads false information when it suits their objective. Something I have also said which I get flamed for so which is it. Do we believe the numbers or do we believe what Delta and their media people tell us. Proof that the truth is always subjective and ...

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by winginit
Thu Feb 14, 2019 5:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Detroit Air Service Discussion Thread - 2019
Replies: 468
Views: 40267

Re: Detroit Air Service Discussion Thread - 2019

MSP is Delta's second largest hub and will be for the foreseeable future. Enough of your misinformation - let's stick to facts please: Full Year 2019 Delta Schedule Largest Delta hubs by Seats 1. ATL 8.21M 2. DTW 2.72M 3. MSP 2.67M Largest Delta hubs by Flights 1. ATL 58,102 2. DTW 24,530 3. MSP 22...

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by winginit
Thu Feb 14, 2019 5:28 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: DL 14FEB19 profit sharing up to 10X more than other U.S. carriers!
Replies: 31
Views: 3980

Re: DL 14FEB19 profit sharing up to 10X more than other U.S. carriers!

It says as much in the graphic above. To answer sagechan's question, I had friends at Delta telling me earlier this year that they'd been told 14% in January, but it sounded like it wasn't known for sure until 2018 closed out. Thanks winginit, at AA it's 5% though it's not negotiated with any the t...

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by winginit
Thu Feb 14, 2019 5:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Detroit Air Service Discussion Thread - 2019
Replies: 468
Views: 40267

Re: Detroit Air Service Discussion Thread - 2019

I sort of have to question the accuracy of that. DTW's stats seem pretty much correct at ~460 flights, but MSP and ATL seem a little off. IIRC, ATL has over 1,000 daily flights on DL, and this summer, MSP was around ~440 flights. Not sure if all of that is 100% accurate. It’s not off. The numbers y...

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by winginit
Thu Feb 14, 2019 5:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: South Florida Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 60
Views: 4789

Re: South Florida Aviation Thread - 2019

What do you think the next airline or route will be announced for MIA? I think PDX-MIA is just around the corner with SY. That would surprise me. PDX-MIA would by SY's longest flight in their system. Actually, SY has many routes that are over the PDX-MIA flight time which would be about 5 hours. MS...

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by winginit
Thu Feb 14, 2019 1:06 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: DL 14FEB19 profit sharing up to 10X more than other U.S. carriers!
Replies: 31
Views: 3980

Re: DL 14FEB19 profit sharing up to 10X more than other U.S. carriers!

Good for Delta employees. Does DL announce the % beforehand or is it arbitrary at the time it's given? Also of they are getting that much profit sharing they need a raise ;) My family member who works for DL said the payout is 14% of their base salary. It says as much in the graphic above. To answe...

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by winginit
Thu Feb 14, 2019 1:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: South Florida Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 60
Views: 4789

Re: South Florida Aviation Thread - 2019

Geminijets101 wrote:
What do you think the next airline or route will be announced for MIA? I think PDX-MIA is just around the corner with SY.


That would surprise me. PDX-MIA would by SY's longest flight in their system.

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by winginit
Wed Feb 13, 2019 6:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will DL return to HKG again?
Replies: 120
Views: 16910

Re: Will DL return to HKG again?

If Delta returns to Hong Kong it should be from Minneapolis because theres no competition and it is in a geographically good location to fly the A350. And there's no competition because there's virtually no local market between MSP and HKG. If they couldn't make SEA-HKG work no way MSP-HKG does any...

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by winginit
Wed Feb 13, 2019 5:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EL AL...MCO official announcement
Replies: 79
Views: 8206

Re: EL AL...MCO official announcement

klm617 wrote:
If there was a market for ORD-TLV somebody would be flying it.


klm617 wrote:
If they thought they could make money flying out of Chicago they would be there


We'll all be sure to remind you of your statements here whenever you bring up DTW-DUB, DTW-DXB, DTW-DOH, DTW-IST, DTW-MAN, etc. etc. etc.

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by winginit
Wed Feb 13, 2019 12:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EU clears AF/KL/DL/Virgin Group deal
Replies: 51
Views: 8339

Re: EU clears air-france-klm-delta-virgin-group-deal

plus VS has brand recognition in Manchester and with the Detroit feed would work much better than an AA flight out of ORD. You're implying there, I think, that DL has a broader network out of DTW compared to AA at ORD, which isn't true. AA has a much larger presence at ORD when compared to DL at DT...

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by winginit
Wed Feb 13, 2019 12:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Australia first half profit increases 37%
Replies: 10
Views: 953

Re: Virgin Australia first half profit increases 37%

LH658 wrote:
Can SYD - SEA, ATL, SLC ever happen?


No, not unless either VA or DL dramatically changes up their order book, and absolutely never.

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