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by winginit
Fri Nov 16, 2018 10:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta adds DTW-BZM
Replies: 19
Views: 1601

Re: Delta adds DTW-BZM

So they're only flying the route four times total with an RJ?

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by winginit
Fri Nov 16, 2018 5:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Detroit air service discussion - 2018
Replies: 2071
Views: 123681

Re: Detroit air service discussion - 2018

Here is my problem with that survey. It almost directly correlates the position that this airports are in meaning the more passengers the more data you get. No... it definitely does not even come close to directly correlating with size. ORD, for example, is the third busiest airport in the country ...

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by winginit
Fri Nov 16, 2018 4:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Detroit air service discussion - 2018
Replies: 2071
Views: 123681

Re: Detroit air service discussion - 2018

No It's not that I hate Atlanta had no issue connecting with AirTran there but I dislike the Delta operation there and they way they deal with customers. Delta won't think twice about leaving you behind if your inbound is late due to no fault of your own and then they leave you to fend for yourself...

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by winginit
Fri Nov 16, 2018 4:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Official: China Southern to exit SkyTeam
Replies: 84
Views: 14102

Re: Official: CZ to exit SkyTeam

From what I understand, there are notable exit fees that need to be paid when an airline departs and alliance; and I recall the merged American for example stating that they paid US Airways' Star Alliance exit fees and the merged LATAM entity covered the same exit fees for TAM. Would be interesting...

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by winginit
Thu Nov 15, 2018 9:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Official: China Southern to exit SkyTeam
Replies: 84
Views: 14102

Re: Official: CZ to exit SkyTeam

From what I understand, there are notable exit fees that need to be paid when an airline departs and alliance; and I recall the merged American for example stating that they paid US Airways' Star Alliance exit fees and the merged LATAM entity covered the same exit fees for TAM. Would be interesting ...

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by winginit
Thu Nov 15, 2018 9:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why doesnt UA level Terminal C EWR?
Replies: 97
Views: 9625

Re: Why doesnt UA level Terminal C EWR?

Please... With the amount of people that fly through US airports, it should be easy to get the funds to improve facilities through a small fee. You mean like... landing fees? What a novel concept... if only we had those... So no, there is plenty of opportunity but all funds that could go to these p...

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by winginit
Thu Nov 15, 2018 5:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why doesnt UA level Terminal C EWR?
Replies: 97
Views: 9625

Re: Why doesnt UA level Terminal C EWR?

There's a reason why EWR and most of the major airports including ORD and IAD rank low on the best airports survey... America is not willing to invest in public transport services in comparison to pretty much everywhere else in the world. It's just how it is. That's false. It's simply that other co...

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by winginit
Thu Nov 15, 2018 4:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Official: China Southern to exit SkyTeam
Replies: 84
Views: 14102

Re: Official: CZ to exit SkyTeam

It will be interesting to see what happens with MSP-PVG and ATL-PVG as I am sure both routes rely on feed from CZ at PVG. Why? You don't think there's destination traffic to PVG? No I think that both of these flights depend on onward connections at PVG. ATL-PVG has failed 2 times before this and I ...

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by winginit
Thu Nov 15, 2018 4:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon HQ and B6 in LIC
Replies: 60
Views: 4775

Re: Amazon HQ and B6 in LIC

NY isn't fair. They paid Amazon a criminal amount of money to move half of a second headquarters there but tax employees and companies like B6 way too much. Three headquarters is a joke we all know it's SEA this was just to rake in some cash from states willing to give out way too much. Solution st...

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by winginit
Thu Nov 15, 2018 2:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon HQ and B6 in LIC
Replies: 60
Views: 4775

Re: Amazon HQ and B6 in LIC

There was another thread on the Amazon HQ, but until this thread gets canned I'll repost what I posted there before the site was announced. This whole thing was just a charade to shake down two cities that otherwise wouldn't have done much to get Amazon by using other cities much more desperate. Go...

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by winginit
Wed Nov 14, 2018 8:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NK Announces AUS-FLL/MCO/BWI/MSY/DEN/ORD/DTW/LAS/LAX
Replies: 58
Views: 5319

Re: NK Announces AUS-FLL/MCO/BWI/MSY/DEN/ORD/DTW/LAS/LAX

*IF* DL has plans for AUS then this won't deter them. NK & DL chase totally different demographics and I don't think they view each other as true competitors. Delta has very little loyalty in AUS. They cant expect the revenue premium over NK in AUS that they get in ATL or even DTW. They may be ...

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by winginit
Wed Nov 14, 2018 8:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL adds ATL-BUR EFF JULY 8, 2019
Replies: 62
Views: 6425

Re: DL adds ATL-BUR EFF JULY 8, 2019

Yes, they were going to use it on JFK-SNA, but they already pulled the plug on that route obviously in favor of ATL-BUR (which is where the 73Gs are based anyway). I agree with most of what you said, but I don't think ATL-BUR was chosen at the expense of JFK-SNA. I think DL would have preferred to ...

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by winginit
Wed Nov 14, 2018 5:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL adds ATL-BUR EFF JULY 8, 2019
Replies: 62
Views: 6425

Re: DL adds ATL-BUR EFF JULY 8, 2019

B6 already does twice a day on JFK-BUR. Oof. That's embarrassing. Indeed my mistake. They aren’t “considering” or evaluating ATL-BUR, they’ve announced 2x daily service already effective 7/8/19 ... right... which is why he said they might be considering or evaluating JFK-BUR or JFK-PSP I would thin...

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by winginit
Tue Nov 13, 2018 8:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL adds ATL-BUR EFF JULY 8, 2019
Replies: 62
Views: 6425

Re: DL adds ATL-BUR EFF JULY 8, 2019

Good use of a 737-700. Should do good on paper. Burbank really is on a roll. B6 showing interest in place also can't hurt. This is one where I imagine both B6 and DL are evaluating JFK-BUR closely. Will be interesting to see who pulls the trigger first. Had thought it might be DL given they had to ...

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by winginit
Tue Nov 13, 2018 7:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL adds ATL-BUR EFF JULY 8, 2019
Replies: 62
Views: 6425

Re: DL adds ATL-BUR EFF JULY 8, 2019

Good use of a 737-700. Should do good on paper. Burbank really is on a roll. B6 showing interest in place also can't hurt. This is one where I imagine both B6 and DL are evaluating JFK-BUR closely. Will be interesting to see who pulls the trigger first. Had thought it might be DL given they had to ...

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by winginit
Fri Nov 09, 2018 7:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Detroit air service discussion - 2018
Replies: 2071
Views: 123681

Re: Detroit air service discussion - 2018

I’d be curious to see the daily traffic b/w DTW and MUC. With Audi/VW, have to imagine it’s decent premium traffic Are there really that many auto employees travelling between DTW and Germany? I would expect Execs to fly private. The rank and file workers couldn't afford to. That only leave middle ...

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by winginit
Fri Nov 09, 2018 6:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Detroit air service discussion - 2018
Replies: 2071
Views: 123681

Re: Detroit air service discussion - 2018

So the September numbers came for DTW....domestic is pretty flat for both September YOY and YTD YOY. However, international is up 7.7% for September YOY and 6.4% for YTD YOY. Looking at the numbers, one thing sticks out: LH YTD 2018 = 72,693 vs YTD 2017 = 62,349 I know it's only about a 10K increas...

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by winginit
Fri Nov 09, 2018 4:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Detroit air service discussion - 2018
Replies: 2071
Views: 123681

Re: Detroit air service discussion - 2018

So the September numbers came for DTW....domestic is pretty flat for both September YOY and YTD YOY. However, international is up 7.7% for September YOY and 6.4% for YTD YOY. Looking at the numbers, one thing sticks out: LH YTD 2018 = 72,693 vs YTD 2017 = 62,349 I know it's only about a 10K increas...

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by winginit
Fri Nov 09, 2018 5:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: RDU and AUS to become Delta's Largest Non-hub Stations
Replies: 113
Views: 12717

Re: RDU and AUS to become Delta's Largest Non-hub Stations

All I’m going to say is DL is adding more management to RDU. Types of positions that don’t exist outside of large stations or mini hubs. I do believe DL has more plans for RDU than people are willing to admit. Could be a cost saving measure more than flights, but moving labor. In 2018 and technolog...

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by winginit
Fri Nov 09, 2018 1:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: RDU and AUS to become Delta's Largest Non-hub Stations
Replies: 113
Views: 12717

Re: RDU and AUS to become Delta's Largest Non-hub Stations

How do you know that? Based on their yield out of aus on routes where they don’t dominate on the other end like sea bos and lax. It's interesting how you keep posting all this information about financial performance based on your perceived yield of routes, yet a number of people keep coming on here...

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by winginit
Thu Nov 08, 2018 10:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: European destinations no longer served by DL
Replies: 59
Views: 7456

Re: European destinations no longer served by DL

The answer of course depends on the time period you're referring to, which you haven't made clear. Simply looking at pre-merger and post-merger DL/NW the changes have been relatively minor. In 2006, the combined DL/NW flew nonstop from the US to 26 European destinations. This year, DL will have flow...

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by winginit
Thu Nov 08, 2018 6:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Air Lines Announces 2018 September Quarter Profit
Replies: 61
Views: 10971

Re: Delta Air Lines Announces 2018 September Quarter Profit

Looks like the placate Diamond Medallion Million Milers with the fake upgrade cabin strategy is working well for them. Can you explain that? Is DL worse than UA and AA in that respect? I do not fly AA or UA very much as I am a DM million miler charter member (2010). You may or may not know that Del...

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by winginit
Thu Nov 08, 2018 4:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DOT Releases October A14 Results
Replies: 1
Views: 349

DOT Releases October A14 Results

The DOT has released and OAG has aggregated performance statistics for October, with a notable piece of information being that this is the first month in a long time where all four major carriers in the US have broken the 80% A14 threshold. A14 Delta: 87.1% Southwest: 82.7% United: 81.4% American: 8...

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by winginit
Wed Nov 07, 2018 4:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Detroit air service discussion - 2018
Replies: 2071
Views: 123681

Re: Detroit air service discussion - 2018

I don't know how much more realistic you can get than Aer Lingus calling out Detroit as being one of the markets they want to be in and it is the airports job to get more service into this market and when an airline calls out Detroit then I do believe the airport should be ready and resourceful to ...

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by winginit
Wed Nov 07, 2018 3:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Detroit air service discussion - 2018
Replies: 2071
Views: 123681

Re: Detroit air service discussion - 2018

Again between them they should be able to brainstorm something because we all know doing something is better than doing nothing. Something is better than nothing if it yields results, or if there is a path to yielding results. You seem to think that the WCAA has nothing better to do than spend thei...

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by winginit
Tue Nov 06, 2018 10:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Detroit air service discussion - 2018
Replies: 2071
Views: 123681

Re: Detroit air service discussion - 2018

This is one of those times where you have to be creative you've got almost a year to make it happen Aer Lingus has called Detroit out as a place it want's to be because it thinks this market is underserved (Which it is). I say this because the time is now if we miss out in 2020 then you can forget ...

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by winginit
Tue Nov 06, 2018 5:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL Pax Told to Sit in Feces-Stained Seat
Replies: 113
Views: 15166

Re: DL Pax Told to Sit in Feces-Stained Seat

If he files a lawsuit (and I would if I was treated like that), then this has another chance to do some damage to DL by reactivating the news cycle. Stock is down 1% so far today, but it is also ex-dividend. ... I'll join in in saying that Delta is in the wrong here; but let's not pretend even for ...

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by winginit
Tue Nov 06, 2018 5:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon's HQ2 Impact on DC's aviation?
Replies: 104
Views: 9989

Re: Amazon's HQ2 Impact on DC's aviation?

All true now, but that's because Amazon isn't there yet. They have a lot of money to lobby and that will be a big deal for them to have to trek out to IAD for the West. At the barest minimum there will be another liberalization, but I think with the massive Amazon lobbying influence it will go down...

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by winginit
Tue Nov 06, 2018 12:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Icelandair taking over WOW
Replies: 202
Views: 30405

Re: Icelandair taking over WOW

Somewhat sad to see, saw this after stepping off a WOW flight KEF-DTW, one of the best flights I can remember. Everything about the brand just seems so much friendlier than Icelandair, though I have not flown them. It really felt like they had the beginnings of something unique. Friendliest crews I...

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by winginit
Tue Nov 06, 2018 12:21 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: The problem with this industry
Replies: 13
Views: 1424

Re: The problem with this industry

What is the purpose of this thread besides a rant? What's the question or conclusion? Reported.

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by winginit
Mon Nov 05, 2018 7:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta and Haneda
Replies: 95
Views: 13528

Re: Delta and Haneda

As for Equipment, the A350 can do both, and SEA-SIN wouldn't even need to block seats. SEA-SIN is shorter than JFK-HKG. And LAX-SIN is only 700mi further than SEA, so very doable on an A350. Delta could also operate the flight from SEA with a 77E or a 77L, but the A350 is probably better suited for...

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by winginit
Mon Nov 05, 2018 6:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL goes double daily mainline on DTW-JAX
Replies: 67
Views: 5619

Re: DL goes double daily mainline on DTW-JAX

That may well be true but when you are doing data like this you don't add LAX while excluding SEA and BOS unless you want to manipulate the data. I was crystal clear as to my methodology for choosing the hubs that I did - Top 7 hubs per carrier measured by the number of seats deployed in the market...

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by winginit
Mon Nov 05, 2018 5:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL goes double daily mainline on DTW-JAX
Replies: 67
Views: 5619

Re: DL goes double daily mainline on DTW-JAX

You're playing games with the numbers agasin LAX is not a hub for Delta. Core hubs Delta ATL, DTW, MSP, JFK, LGA and SLC Core hubs American CLT, PHL, MIA, ORD, DFW and PHX Core hubs for UA DEN, SFO, ORD , IAH, IAD and EWR First and foremost, your statement is nonsensical. Delta always refers to LAX...

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by winginit
Mon Nov 05, 2018 5:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL goes double daily mainline on DTW-JAX
Replies: 67
Views: 5619

Re: DL goes double daily mainline on DTW-JAX

I don't see ORD, DEN, PHX, PHL, SFO, SLC or LAX on your list. Show all the data not just the data the conflicts with my statement. No other carrier has the dominance at their hubs that Delta does. So here's the thing... you're wrong, and I'll explain why using data. For the sake of being thorough, ...

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by winginit
Mon Nov 05, 2018 4:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon's HQ2 Impact on DC's aviation?
Replies: 104
Views: 9989

Re: Amazon's HQ2 Impact

Simple, it will just make AA's DCA even more of a juggernaut than it already is. Maybe we'll talk about perimeter relaxation. Is AA's DCA a juggernaut really compared to other hubs? They have less than 50% of the seat share as of 2018. That's a full 20-30 pts below most legacy carrier hubs. The rea...

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by winginit
Mon Nov 05, 2018 4:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL goes double daily mainline on DTW-JAX
Replies: 67
Views: 5619

Re: DL goes double daily mainline on DTW-JAX

Dominant Carrier Market Share by Largest Hub, Seats, 2018 ATL (DL): 78% DTW (DL): 73% MSP (DL): 71% DFW (AA): 84% CLT (AA): 90% MIA (AA): 68% IAH (UA): 77% EWR (UA): 65% IAD (UA): 63% So yes, DL has market share power and influence in their core hubs... just like AA and UA. This conveniently ignore...

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by winginit
Mon Nov 05, 2018 3:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL goes double daily mainline on DTW-JAX
Replies: 67
Views: 5619

Re: DL goes double daily mainline on DTW-JAX

You give Delta way too much credit my friend. If you recall Delta went into bankruptcy focusing on basing it's operations on Atlanta the only difference between now and then is the Delta has half the competition it did back then that's how Delta get's away with what it does today that it couldn't g...

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by winginit
Mon Nov 05, 2018 6:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL goes double daily mainline on DTW-JAX
Replies: 67
Views: 5619

Re: DL goes double daily mainline on DTW-JAX

No other airlines thinks that it's major hub has to be twice the size of it's next biggest hub because that clearly not the case at UA and AA what Delta does is the Delta way because both AA and UA stay profitable by evening out their flow over all hubs giving passengers the option of a routing tha...

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by winginit
Mon Nov 05, 2018 5:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 10 yrs since DELTA & NORTHWEST merge!
Replies: 133
Views: 11903

Re: 10 yrs since DELTA & NORTHWEST merge!

Ok, how many daily departures did DTW and MSP have at the peak of the NW hub days? Detroit is down about 200 departures from it's peak. So you are saying they had around 650 with NW and now with DL, they only have around 450? To put some numbers behind his statement, DTW peaked in 2005 at an averag...

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by winginit
Sun Nov 04, 2018 5:08 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Who makes airline’s fleet decisions?
Replies: 11
Views: 2462

Re: Who makes airline’s fleet decisions?

All of the major carriers in the US at least have a Fleet Planning department, and those departments are often assigned a Fleet Planning counterpart team at Boeing, Airbus, etc. to provide a sort of dedicated listening ear to how to best cater to the carrier.

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by winginit
Sun Nov 04, 2018 5:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta and Haneda
Replies: 95
Views: 13528

Re: Delta and Haneda

Agreed. If DL are content leaving HKG to KE over ICN I imagine they're like-minded with SIN. NRT/SIN presents DL with a tough choice... the segment has high LFs, with D1 usually full, and traffic mostly US/SIN. High load factors yes, but my understanding of the traffic composition is the opposite o...

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by winginit
Fri Nov 02, 2018 11:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta and Haneda
Replies: 95
Views: 13528

Re: Delta and Haneda

While this is very true for MNL and those routes make a lot of sense, to winginit's comments, SIN is not the same, and as I said in another thread, DL needs to be in the SIN market if it is going to continue to be a major player in Asia. With UA and SQ approaching 5 daily nonstop flights from the U...

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by winginit
Fri Nov 02, 2018 5:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alitalia bankruptcy and selling process discussion thread
Replies: 747
Views: 180374

Re: DL, EasyJet bid for a stake in AZ

I posted this news yesterday and for some reason the post got deleted. Mods any explanation plz? DL, EasyJet and Italian railway company are interested in investing into AZ, according the the press release IT gov already has 2 confirmed bids and the 3rd company at the moment of the interested parti...

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by winginit
Thu Nov 01, 2018 9:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 10 yrs since DELTA & NORTHWEST merge!
Replies: 133
Views: 11903

Re: 10 yrs since DELTA & NORTHWEST merge!

Ever heard of Charlotte North Carolina it has the same functions as ATL and probably does a better job of it being the city of Charlotte has a lot less O/D as traffic as Atlanta does and carries more passengers through it when you compare the O/D numbers verse passenger totals than Atlanta does... ...

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by winginit
Thu Nov 01, 2018 7:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chile approves AA-LATAM-IAG JVs
Replies: 28
Views: 4453

Re: Chile approves AA-LATAM-IAG JVs

gatibosgru wrote:
Can DL/G3 even compete?


Given the current economic climate of Brazil and broader South America... do they even want to? On the most recent earnings call didn't AA make it seem pretty clear that Latin was a bit of a basketcase?

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by winginit
Thu Nov 01, 2018 7:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 10 yrs since DELTA & NORTHWEST merge!
Replies: 133
Views: 11903

Re: 10 yrs since DELTA & NORTHWEST merge!

Just something very trivial/cosmetic... When United Air Lines merged with Continental Airlines, the name of the new airline was United Airlines . When Delta Air Lines merged with Northwest Airlines, the name of the new airline was Delta Air Lines . I've always wondered whether officially PMUA had b...

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by winginit
Thu Nov 01, 2018 5:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WS Announces YYC-ATL, YYZ-BCN, YYT-FLL
Replies: 71
Views: 6999

Re: WS Announces YYC-ATL, YYZ-BCN, YYT-FLL

Even you can't say with a straight face the Delta has no influence in WS adding ATL. Per the press release this add is all about Delta and the ATL hub. Let's be very clear. It is illegal and would be a federal breach of antitrust law for Delta and WestJet to coordinate in any way shape or form towa...

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by winginit
Thu Nov 01, 2018 5:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alitalia bankruptcy and selling process discussion thread
Replies: 747
Views: 180374

Re: Alitalia bankruptcy and selling process discussion thread

Without confirmed details, I think it's pretty easy to assume that the Delta bid (which still hasn't been confirmed by Delta) must be for a 49% stake like the ones they have with AM and VS. I still strongly doubt that's the case but have already been proven wrong once in this thread in fantastic fas...

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by winginit
Thu Nov 01, 2018 5:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Next confirmed SQ non-stop Trans-Pacific destination: SEA
Replies: 224
Views: 24583

Re: Official: Singapore Announces SIN-SEA

International travel is booming at SEA. Unfortunately the capacity and efficiency of the facility isn't quite booming at the same pace. I'm excited about this route, but that SEA international arrivals facility is a complete disaster of an experience. What are they saying now early 2020 opening? Wi...

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by winginit
Thu Nov 01, 2018 4:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 10 yrs since DELTA & NORTHWEST merge!
Replies: 133
Views: 11903

Re: 10 yrs since DELTA & NORTHWEST merge!

klm617 wrote:
Delta was not the best run airline until it became powerful enough to dictate the rules.


So you're admitting that Delta is now the best run airline in the world? Be still my heart...

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