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by winginit
Wed Jun 20, 2018 11:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: THE Problem With United FAs. Even I'm Fuming At This!
Replies: 216
Views: 50743

Re: THE Problem With United FAs. Even I'm Fuming At This!

This blogger, whatever his name is You've been on this forum 15 years... let's not pretend you don't know who Zach Honig is... To me, he definitely comes across as being an over entitled pr%% and a professional instigator. Really? You're entitled to your opinion, but I think in his most recent writ...

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by winginit
Wed Jun 20, 2018 10:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta to cut Seattle-Hong Kong, announces Seattle-Osaka
Replies: 277
Views: 24009

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

While we agree Hong Kong was likely a terrible performer for Delta, I am not sure routing via ICN is the best outcome for customers, especially those in non-US gateways looking to get to Hong Kong. The via ICN routing creates an second additional connection stop, when there are so many US-HKG nonst...

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by winginit
Wed Jun 20, 2018 10:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: David Neeleman Raising Funds for New U.S. Airline
Replies: 186
Views: 17794

Re: David Neeleman Raising Funds for New U.S. Airline

Its not different. And this is why Airline work forces unionize. Management needs to come up with a better game plan for profits than "lets pay our work force less and/or just dissolve the airline and make a new airline so we can reset everyone to the bottom of the pay scale again". Corre...

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by winginit
Wed Jun 20, 2018 10:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is or was WestJet a low-cost airline?
Replies: 33
Views: 2619

Re: Is or was WestJet a low-cost airline?

"LCC" has to do with the operating costs of an airline, not whether they provide services like food on board and business class. People confuse Low Cost, No Frills, Full Service, all the time. Bingo. Thank you. Let's introduce some numbers to this thread please - Compared to Air Canada an...

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by winginit
Tue Jun 19, 2018 10:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Management layoffs coming to AA
Replies: 24
Views: 5217

Re: Management layoffs coming to AA

This is long overdue. The AA org chart is riddled with Directors and Managing Directors with less than 10 total reports, which is absurd compared to companies of comparable size to include DL.

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by winginit
Mon Jun 18, 2018 7:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will CX/HX/UA start HKG-SEA-HKG anytime soon?
Replies: 69
Views: 5296

Re: Will CX/HX/UA start HKG-SEA-HKG anytime soon?

I'm quite shocked that SEA - a very wealthy hub with large companies like Amazon and Microsoft - can't sustain a flight to HKG. Perhaps an SQ 359 to SIN might work better, given that SQ and AS have recently signed a tie-up, and SQ and UA aren't 'friends'. Cheers, C. As has been mentioned, Amazon em...

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by winginit
Mon Jun 18, 2018 6:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL launches LAX-Europe on B77L on June 16th
Replies: 60
Views: 13699

Re: DL launches LAX-Europe on B77L today

Do anything special in the terminal for it? Was wondering if they would. That's usually reserved for a new route or entirely new aircraft type. Most pax couldn't tell the difference between a 763 and 772, let alone 772 and 77L. Indeed, and these European inaugurals are pretty close to the A350 bein...

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by winginit
Mon Jun 18, 2018 6:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will CX/HX/UA start HKG-SEA-HKG anytime soon?
Replies: 69
Views: 5296

Re: Will CX/HX/UA start HKG-SEA-HKG anytime soon?

I'm quite shocked that SEA - a very wealthy hub with large companies like Amazon and Microsoft - can't sustain a flight to HKG. Perhaps an SQ 359 to SIN might work better, given that SQ and AS have recently signed a tie-up, and SQ and UA aren't 'friends'. Cheers, C. As has been mentioned, Amazon em...

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by winginit
Mon Jun 18, 2018 4:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: THE Problem With United FAs. Even I'm Fuming At This!
Replies: 216
Views: 50743

Re: THE Problem With United FAs. Even I'm Fuming At This!

What this girl did I am sure is completely against United's social media use policy and I am almost 100% sure she will lose her job over this. and therein lies part of the problem, she absolutely should lose her job over this, but I'd wager she won't. A slap on the hand and then the union will brin...

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by winginit
Mon Jun 18, 2018 3:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL S18 Departures By Hub And Aircraft Type
Replies: 104
Views: 11831

Re: DL S18 Departures By Hub And Aircraft Type

Guys....can we agree to disagree and keep those focused on a discussion about the DL network, DL fleet, DL hubs, and year over year changes. CAN WE STOP TURNING THIS INTO A BICKER-FEST ABOUT DTW or the rantings for or against a particular poster who derails these threads. Keep it contained to the c...

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by winginit
Sun Jun 17, 2018 11:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Detroit air service discussion - 2018
Replies: 1057
Views: 61397

Re: Detroit air service discussion - 2018

And yet, comparing the full year 2018 to the full year 2017, DTW will see a larger DL seat increase than MSP YoY, and one that is nearly on par with ATL: DTW: +1.6% MSP: +1.5% ATL: +1.9% Did you know that? I imagine not. If you’re trying to convince us at least use accurate statistics. LOL 1.9% of ...

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by winginit
Sun Jun 17, 2018 10:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Detroit air service discussion - 2018
Replies: 1057
Views: 61397

Re: Detroit air service discussion - 2018

Any reduction is not a good sign when all other hubs are getting increases. And yet, comparing the full year 2018 to the full year 2017, DTW will see a larger DL seat increase than MSP YoY, and one that is nearly on par with ATL: DTW: +1.6% MSP: +1.5% ATL: +1.9% Did you know that? I imagine not. LO...

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by winginit
Sun Jun 17, 2018 10:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Detroit air service discussion - 2018
Replies: 1057
Views: 61397

Re: Detroit air service discussion - 2018

Yes and before it was. MSP-AMS 21 weekly flights DTW-AMS 28 weekly flights So we still have 27 flights a week to the best connecting airport in Europe (IMO), some of which are on A350s, but that still isn't good enough for some people... Any reduction is not a good sign when all other hubs are gett...

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by winginit
Sun Jun 17, 2018 10:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Detroit air service discussion - 2018
Replies: 1057
Views: 61397

Re: Detroit air service discussion - 2018

Don’t know, some information still needs to be released for April. Probably should wait until May since that was the first full month of service. It will be interesting to see the April and May numbers. I think WW will be a good indicator of whether or not DTW can support another European carrier. ...

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by winginit
Sun Jun 17, 2018 10:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta 777 New Interior
Replies: 21
Views: 7159

Re: Delta 777 New Interior

I’ve worked on consulting projects with three of the four major US players in the industry, including Delta, and the hatred towards Delta is tangible. Is the Delta organization a bit arrogant? Absolutely, but they’ve earned their stripes and are by seemingly countless metrics objectively better at ...

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by winginit
Sun Jun 17, 2018 10:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL announces MSP - ICN
Replies: 165
Views: 18474

Re: RUMOR: DL to Announce MSP - ICN

Nonsense. ICN is a far superior connecting airport by way of facility, geography, and network breadth when compared to NRT and HKG in linking BOS to broader Asia. Then what's the wait for. If CX can fly 77W from BOS to Asia, so can KE. ICN is not a far superior connection point compared to NRT. Bot...

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by winginit
Sun Jun 17, 2018 8:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Detroit air service discussion - 2018
Replies: 1057
Views: 61397

Re: Detroit air service discussion - 2018

klm617 wrote:
Actually you're wrong the region is one of the fastest growing economically.


Still waiting on your source that backs your claim that the Detroit metro region is among the fastest growing economically. Please provide it.

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by winginit
Sun Jun 17, 2018 8:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL announces MSP - ICN
Replies: 165
Views: 18474

Re: RUMOR: DL to Announce MSP - ICN

Uh? I just flew that route in May round trip and there was not a single open seat... Uh? and your single anecdotal experience trumps actual data? Sorry, but no. Although of note is that T100 shows MSP-HND's LDF for 2017 was 79.5%. Not sure where janders is getting his or her data showing 70%. Uh? W...

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by winginit
Fri Jun 15, 2018 6:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Detroit air service discussion - 2018
Replies: 1057
Views: 61397

Re: Detroit air service discussion - 2018

makes for a toxic conversation or hurts professionals. On any ABC-XYZ service announcement thread, 777Mech gaslights the thread with an insult to Detroit, winginit puts more gas with additional insults and Laxdude brings some old useless foreign-born data. Ah but of course. klm617 is but a passive ...

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by winginit
Fri Jun 15, 2018 12:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Detroit air service discussion - 2018
Replies: 1057
Views: 61397

Re: Detroit air service discussion - 2018

I'm tired of most everyone on this forum talking about why things don't work but everyone seems to be scared about going on record about what can be done and added in the Detroit market yet they have no issue posting why it won't work. What this forum is tired of is your nonsensical claims with no ...

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by winginit
Thu Jun 14, 2018 2:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Detroit air service discussion - 2018
Replies: 1057
Views: 61397

Re: Detroit air service discussion - 2018

Actually you're wrong the region is one of the fastest growing economically. Please provide data about the tri county area to back that statement up. Obviously you are not from the Detroit area. Is it now? Oh this should be good. Graph below, with the data source being the United States Census Bure...

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by winginit
Thu Jun 14, 2018 1:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Detroit air service discussion - 2018
Replies: 1057
Views: 61397

Re: Detroit air service discussion - 2018

That's pretty anemic growth for a major hub with a commercial aviation industry that is growing in leeps and bounds. Respectfully, that 'anemic growth' trends with both the GDP and Population growth of metro Detroit, which pale in comparison to most other cities with major hubs as I'm sure you're w...

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by winginit
Thu Jun 14, 2018 1:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Detroit air service discussion - 2018
Replies: 1057
Views: 61397

Re: Detroit air service discussion - 2018

Detroit is going to further slip in the airport rankings as more service is moved away from Detroit to Atlanta and now to MSP. I must have missed the part of the Delta announcement where they said that DTW-ICN capacity would be reduced as a result of the MSP-ICN add? DL didn't launch MSP-ICN becaus...

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by winginit
Wed Jun 13, 2018 6:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL announces MSP - ICN
Replies: 165
Views: 18474

Re: RUMOR: DL to Announce MSP - ICN

Good, they should take the opportunity to end MSP-HND at the same time. They only average low 70% LF for 2017. Uh? I just flew that route in May round trip and there was not a single open seat... Uh? and your single anecdotal experience trumps actual data? Sorry, but no. Although of note is that T1...

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by winginit
Wed Jun 13, 2018 5:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL announces MSP - ICN
Replies: 165
Views: 18474

Re: RUMOR: DL to Announce MSP - ICN

Sounds like the rounds of switching XXX-NRT to XXX-ICN have begun. Expect PDX and a few other markets to follow for 2019. How is PDX-NRT doing? I would imagine it sees a fair amount of connecting traffic from SLC/LAX/MSP for people not going to HND or connecting onward? I can tell you the flights a...

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by winginit
Tue Jun 12, 2018 10:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL announces MSP - ICN
Replies: 165
Views: 18474

Re: RUMOR: DL to Announce MSP - ICN

If ever BOS-ICN, it would be too little too late. OneWorld has locked up BOS-Asia. Nonsense. ICN is a far superior connecting airport by way of facility, geography, and network breadth when compared to NRT and HKG in linking BOS to broader Asia. Then what's the wait for. If CX can fly 77W from BOS ...

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by winginit
Tue Jun 12, 2018 10:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL announces MSP - ICN
Replies: 165
Views: 18474

Re: RUMOR: DL to Announce MSP - ICN

Dieuwer wrote:
If ever BOS-ICN, it would be too little too late. OneWorld has locked up BOS-Asia.


Nonsense. ICN is a far superior connecting airport by way of facility, geography, and network breadth when compared to NRT and HKG in linking BOS to broader Asia.

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by winginit
Tue Jun 12, 2018 10:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL announces MSP - ICN
Replies: 165
Views: 18474

Re: RUMOR: DL to Announce MSP - ICN

papatango wrote:
Delta should do BOS-ICN also!


gatibosgru wrote:
I need DL to add BOS-ICN!


I'd expect this to be announced by either DL or KE by the end of the year.

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by winginit
Mon Jun 11, 2018 11:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 6/10/2018: Big NK Network Adjustment
Replies: 73
Views: 10149

Re: OAG Changes 6/10/2018: Big NK Network Adjustment

I call one flight year round consistent. Northwest ran it year round once daily and more frequency during the winter. NW operated DTW-SRQ with a daily, year-round from 1988-1999. Beginning in 2000, the route operated on a seasonal basis of various lengths. It was operated 3x daily most winters from...

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by winginit
Mon Jun 11, 2018 10:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nastiest feud in the airline industry - New York-Milan
Replies: 43
Views: 8438

Re: Nastiest feud in the airline industry......New York-Milan

Some stats for the conversation: Q4 2017, T100 - Nondirectional EK: 30,600 Seats, 72% LDF - Unknown Average Fare DL: 17,000 Seats, 81% LDF - $455 Average Fare AZ: 15,300 Seats, 76% LDF - $328 Average Fare AA: 11,200 Seats, 76% LDF - $435 Average Fare I can't figure out why EK revenue data isn't sho...

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by winginit
Mon Jun 11, 2018 10:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 6/10/2018: Big NK Network Adjustment
Replies: 73
Views: 10149

Re: OAG Changes 6/10/2018: Big NK Network Adjustment

I call one flight year round consistent. So by your definition, no seasonal flights are consistent even if they're operated consistently every single Winter or Summer for more than a decade? Northwest ran it year round once daily and more frequency during the winter. Please state your date range fo...

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by winginit
Mon Jun 11, 2018 5:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Detroit air service discussion - 2018
Replies: 1057
Views: 61397

Re: Detroit air service discussion - 2018

Via Air is another carrier that is a perfect fit for KDET along with Onejet and Allegiant. Until the city commits to the notable investment required to get that airport operational (which they appear very much not willing to do) what's the value in discussing potential carriers for operation? That'...

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by winginit
Mon Jun 11, 2018 4:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 6/10/2018: Big NK Network Adjustment
Replies: 73
Views: 10149

Re: OAG Changes 6/10/2018: Big NK Network Adjustment

DL hasn't been on DTW-SRQ for years I think the last time it was flown consistently is when there still was a Northwest What are you talking about? I guess that depends on your definition of consistently because Delta has flown DTW-SRQ seasonally between December and March/April every year. NW did ...

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by winginit
Mon Jun 11, 2018 4:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nastiest feud in the airline industry - New York-Milan
Replies: 43
Views: 8438

Re: Nastiest feud in the airline industry......New York-Milan

Some stats for the conversation: Q4 2017, T100 - Nondirectional

EK: 30,600 Seats, 72% LDF -
DL: 17,000 Seats, 81% LDF - $455 Average Fare
AZ: 15,300 Seats, 76% LDF -
AA: 11,200 Seats, 76% LDF - $435 Average Fare

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by winginit
Fri Jun 08, 2018 4:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta to serve Mumbai nonstop in 2019
Replies: 380
Views: 36559

Re: Delta to serve Mumbai nonstop in 2019

Because that is their largest hub!!! *smacks face multiple times* you really need to get over DTW and accept that it is no ATL in the eyes of senior management. I accept that but it's very relevant in the Delta system. Ed Bastian said so so every time something comes out it should also be considere...

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by winginit
Fri Jun 08, 2018 4:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Detroit air service discussion - 2018
Replies: 1057
Views: 61397

Re: Detroit air service discussion - 2018

We don't know something is profitable unless we try now do we. Your statement is telling as to how little you actually understand about the modeling capabilities of this industry. Airlines absolutely do know, with an impressive degree of accuracy, roughly how profitable a route will be even before ...

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by winginit
Fri Jun 08, 2018 3:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Detroit air service discussion - 2018
Replies: 1057
Views: 61397

Re: Detroit air service discussion - 2018

The FACTS are the Detroit India market is huge and that has been pointed out by other posters yet you refuse to acknowledge that. The market carries 150 PDEW and that doesn't include those driving to ORD to avoid a 2 stop flight to the smaller cities in India and high fares. Huge is a relative term...

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by winginit
Wed Jun 06, 2018 8:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta to serve Mumbai nonstop in 2019
Replies: 380
Views: 36559

Re: Delta to serve Mumbai nonstop in 2019

While yes it will probably chose ATL or JFK for the long haul DTW would far and away be the best choice to launch this route. That's your opinion with no supplementary data whatsoever, and you opinion is up against an army of professional network planners with more data than you could sift through ...

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by winginit
Wed Jun 06, 2018 8:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Detroit air service discussion - 2018
Replies: 1057
Views: 61397

Re: Detroit air service discussion - 2018

They are nothing earth shattering that is going to make an airline say hey I want to be in Detroit by the incentive that is offered. The low amount of incentives plus the fact that the WCAA has shown a great inability to market the airport effectively makes the opportunities far and few between. De...

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by winginit
Wed Jun 06, 2018 6:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta to serve Mumbai nonstop in 2019
Replies: 380
Views: 36559

Re: Delta to serve Mumbai nonstop in 2019

I am not a DTW fanboy by any stretch of the imagination (but admit it is a great airport), that said: From a purely biz standpoint, DTW has historically been DL's Asian gateway. Last time I checked, Mumbai is part of Asia. No disrespect to ATL, but it's Asia network is extremely weak for an airport...

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by winginit
Wed Jun 06, 2018 6:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Detroit air service discussion - 2018
Replies: 1057
Views: 61397

Re: Detroit air service discussion - 2018

I have seen that before and it really doesn't seem competitive or generous at all as far as new carriers entering the Detroit Market maybe I'm wrong but it seems like a very weak incentive for and airlines to start service to DTW, Not generous compared to what? What's your point of comparison? Spec...

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by winginit
Tue Jun 05, 2018 10:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Detroit air service discussion - 2018
Replies: 1057
Views: 61397

Re: Detroit air service discussion - 2018

... I was reading that Atlanta has an incentive program that waves 2 years of landing fees for any new service that is started. How does that compare to Detroit's incentive program and does DTW wave landing fees for new routes and entrants into this market. DTW ASIP/ACIP site https://www.metroairpo...

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by winginit
Tue Jun 05, 2018 7:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What should UA do to close the gap with DL?
Replies: 205
Views: 19619

Re: What should UA do to close the gap with DL?

In reality? Nothing!! United is recovering from a STRING of lousy CEO's going all the way back to Richard Ferris. The merger didn't help because we got another string of Lousy Execs and are JUST NOW recovering from lousy Senior Management !! We have guys at the top who are NOW putting in the work o...

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by winginit
Tue Jun 05, 2018 6:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Detroit air service discussion - 2018
Replies: 1057
Views: 61397

Re: Detroit air service discussion - 2018

I was reading that Atlanta has an incentive program that waves 2 years of landing fees for any new service that is started. How does that compare to Detroit's incentive program and does DTW wave landing fees for new routes and entrants into this market. Where was it that you were reading this now? ...

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by winginit
Tue Jun 05, 2018 12:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta LAX Terminal Plans Revealed
Replies: 469
Views: 124907

Re: Delta LAX Terminal Plans Revealed

1. Around mid 2020: MSC North opens and "cats and dogs" move out of T5. Some will get TBIT counters, some won't. For those carriers who aren't given TBIT counters, where will they check in? 3. After 2024(?) MSC South opens and opens up more TBIT gates, which will give AA and DL preferenti...

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by winginit
Mon Jun 04, 2018 5:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What should UA do to close the gap with DL?
Replies: 205
Views: 19619

Re: What should UA do to close the gap with DL?

I get that Adam has historically been a Delta fanboy and that preference bleeds through is writings and analysis, but do either of you disagree with any of the hard financial facts that are stated? Both American and United have notable margin gaps to Delta - they are, by definition, less successful...

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by winginit
Mon Jun 04, 2018 5:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Doug Parker: AA might partner with UAE airlines
Replies: 26
Views: 4834

Re: Doug Parker: AA might partner with UAE airlines

There's definitely some signaling going on here, and I'd guess it revolves around rebooting back end interline SPA agreements with QR and EY that were likely very lucrative for AA before being essentially axed via fare class mapping a few years ago upon being caught up in this US3 spat.

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by winginit
Mon Jun 04, 2018 4:23 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: 9974

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 Detroit (and t...

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by winginit
Mon Jun 04, 2018 4:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta LAX Terminal Plans Revealed
Replies: 469
Views: 124907

Re: Delta LAX Terminal Plans Revealed

Rendering of DL's new T2 / T3 consolidated headhouse as seen from curbside: I know those renderings tend to 'evolve' as construction progresses and shiny exteriors are often the first thing to go in 'value engineering' when a project starts to inevitably run overbudget, but if those hold that is a ...

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