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by jb1087xna
Tue Mar 21, 2017 1:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta A350 Domestic Operations?
Replies: 39
Views: 6969

Re: Delta A350 Domestic Operations?

The A350 is a longhaul aircraft and not intended for such routes. We might see a few such flights for crew familiarization flights or at times where the plane would otherwise idle. Yet an A330 has been running ATL-PHX, a 777 on ATL-LAX, and both a 763ER and 764 on ATL-SAN consistently for the last ...

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by jb1087xna
Mon Mar 20, 2017 10:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 3/19/2017:EK Reduces LAX, QR Reverses ATL Cut, DL SEA-ORD 3X
Replies: 47
Views: 8952

Re: OAG Changes 3/19/2017:EK Reduces LAX, QR Reverses ATL Cut, DL SEA-ORD 3X

dfwjim1 wrote:
MIA to/from OMA seems like an odd one.


I thought the same. I really expected to see MIA-XNA return when scrolling through the list after seeing OMA.

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by jb1087xna
Mon Mar 20, 2017 10:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Aircraft Refurbishment - 2017
Replies: 236
Views: 35743

Re: Delta Aircraft Refurbishment - 2017

Noticed that DL is using the code 738 in OAG again, but added several flights with the config of. F16Y138. Could these be the ex-GOL 738s, the 73A? Additionally, the A320 P2 mod is now in the schedule for some A320 flights This may have been covered and I just missed it. If DL is not doing a full m...

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by jb1087xna
Tue Mar 14, 2017 11:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN Schedule Release 3/16/17 Predictions
Replies: 126
Views: 12647

Re: WN Schedule Release 3/16/17 Predictions

Can't imagine that LIT will change a thing based on the last year's trend. They got STL added back but other than that, everything else seems to be stagnant. DL mainline has been steadily gaining share of traffic over the last 2-3 years and I imagine if they tried to invest in price, they could knoc...

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by jb1087xna
Tue Mar 14, 2017 11:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA to offer free meals in coach on JFK-LAX/SFO
Replies: 67
Views: 7210

Re: AA to offer free meals in coach on transcons

So how is it that the laws of breaking fares down to each component work for everything else but food?????? If prices do not go up does that mean that a food component was in the fares but the service not provided? I expect fares to rise, if they do not, it will mean that they have been playing loo...

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by jb1087xna
Tue Mar 14, 2017 12:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Aircraft Refurbishment - 2017
Replies: 236
Views: 35743

Re: Delta Aircraft Refurbishment - 2017

So that is where it would get fun. This list is (more or less) in order of the planes being completed. As you suspect, sorting them in numerical order would not always be helpful because many of these subfleets do in fact have gaps in their registrations. Some gaps are smaller and some are larger a...

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by jb1087xna
Sun Mar 12, 2017 6:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 3/12/2017:3M to Exit Cuba in 3 Weeks; F9 Pushes HAV; AA Drops DFWMEI, Adds DFWGEG; UA Cuts CME
Replies: 71
Views: 9379

Re: OAG Changes 3/12/2017:3M to Exit Cuba in 3 Weeks; F9 Pushes HAV; AA Drops DFWMEI, Adds DFWGEG; UA Cuts CME

Thanks as always.

enilria wrote:
DL ATL-XNA APR 5>6


Looks like last week was a mis-file, as the above reverses it.

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by jb1087xna
Fri Mar 10, 2017 1:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: XNA just got nailed by Hail.
Replies: 3
Views: 1258

Re: XNA just got nailed by Hail.

I got in late last night on a WN charter and the airport was a mess. There was an earlier charter still in the parking spot that hadn't been refueled to go back. So even though we landed on time, we had to sit and wait for 30-45 minutes while the airport got around to refueling the other 737.

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by jb1087xna
Sun Mar 05, 2017 2:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 3/5/2017: AA Drops LGAYYZ,3M out of Cuba?,DL Adds DTWSNA, UA Cuts Flights
Replies: 86
Views: 9399

Re: OAG Changes 3/5/2017: AA Drops LGAYYZ,3M out of Cuba?,DL Adds DTWSNA, UA Cuts Flights

Thanks for posting as always!

enilria wrote:
DL ATL-XNA APR 6>5


Saturdays must be throwing this off, as Sunday-Friday still seems to be 6 RTs everyday.

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by jb1087xna
Sat Feb 25, 2017 7:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Variation of airport names on display boards
Replies: 55
Views: 3776

Re: Variation of airport names on display boards

XNA is also my home airport and I almost exclusively fly DL. Their website has jumped around a bit over the last few years as to what they refer to XNA as. Even their FA's, both regional and mainline, sometimes get confused on what to call it. For a while, and it may still, their online timetable ev...

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by jb1087xna
Wed Feb 22, 2017 1:18 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: United Polaris "Lite", SFO - CDG - SFO
Replies: 7
Views: 6389

Re: United Polaris "Lite", SFO - CDG - SFO

Nice report. Funny that you mentioned that omelets seem to be common breakfast foods for airlines...I had accidentally skipped over the text section prior to that picture in the report and instantly thought of Delta's version of the omelet. It looks extremely similar with the sausage links, fruit, a...

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by jb1087xna
Sun Feb 19, 2017 4:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Aircraft Refurbishment - 2017
Replies: 236
Views: 35743

Re: Delta Aircraft Refurbishment - 2017

N659DL is showing up on a trip from ATL-STT tomorrow on FR24. No other flights (past or future) are listed. Estimated mod completion date was last week. Is that one done? Perhaps her sister 660DL took that spot since coming back in from the desert to fly to SAL?

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by jb1087xna
Fri Feb 17, 2017 2:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta brings back free Y class meals on NYC transcon
Replies: 124
Views: 16242

Re: Delta brings back free Y class meals on NYC transcon

MSPNWA wrote:
That's what I thought too, but curiously LAX-MIA at 2,342 isn't included. So 2,350? Either way the policy applies to a minute fraction of DL flights.


Not sure why DL is being bashed for adding any kind of upgrade, whether 10 people or 10 million people are touched by it.

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by jb1087xna
Mon Feb 13, 2017 3:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 767 Fleet/Subfleet Activity (2017)
Replies: 43
Views: 8289

Re: 767 Fleet/Subfleet Activity (2017)

[url][/url] Second completed cargo conversion of the year in TLV. N3331AZ to become N359AZ (Amazon Prime Air) was delivered to CVG (via SNN) on 7-Feb. This is ex-Omni Air (N387AX). LN 371 (1991-built). Also, as mentioned above, N125DL (Delta Airlines 763) was retired to MZJ on 7-Feb. One last DL GE-...

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by jb1087xna
Sun Feb 05, 2017 2:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 2/10/2017:AA Adds CLTGGT, Cuts JAX-LGA
Replies: 38
Views: 6564

Re: OAG Changes 2/10/2017:AA Adds CLTGGT, Cuts JAX-LGA

Thanks for the update as always. :) DL ATL-XNA JUL 7>6 AUG 7>6 Not mad about this at all, seeing as how Delta's CRJ seems to disappear completely from XNA starting in June. There's quite an uptick in the amount of available seats with the blend of CR7s and 9s that are replacing the 2s, whether to AT...

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by jb1087xna
Wed Feb 01, 2017 1:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Aircraft Refurbishment - 2017
Replies: 236
Views: 35743

Re: Delta Aircraft Refurbishment - 2017

wjcandee wrote:
At the link I posted above, those two aircraft are shown to be set to retire in 2017.


I don't doubt that, I was just posting a quick update on the two of the aircraft in question. I didn't realize there was a posting limit.

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by jb1087xna
Wed Feb 01, 2017 12:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Aircraft Refurbishment - 2017
Replies: 236
Views: 35743

Re: Delta Aircraft Refurbishment - 2017

Are all the 767-300's (Non ER) retired yet? No, two of the non-ETOPs birds have flown very recently. 125DL flew three charter flights yesterday. 129DL has flown 3 regular revenue flights in the last few days (I say "regular" by the flight numbers being relatively low), one on Saturday, on...

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by jb1087xna
Tue Jan 31, 2017 2:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 2/3/2017:AA Suspends JFK-TUS,UP Delays TPA Again,AS/DL/G4/NK/UA
Replies: 77
Views: 10599

Re: OAG Changes 2/3/2017:AA Suspends JFK-TUS,UP Delays TPA Again,AS/DL/G4/NK/UA

I have heard it jokingly referred to as the "P&G Express" (the CDG flight an a few others have also carried this same name). My understanding is that the flight is filled with P&G employees traveling to Walmart's headquarters, so I would imagine having first class seats available ...

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by jb1087xna
Tue Jan 31, 2017 12:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 2/3/2017:AA Suspends JFK-TUS,UP Delays TPA Again,AS/DL/G4/NK/UA
Replies: 77
Views: 10599

Re: OAG Changes 2/3/2017:AA Suspends JFK-TUS,UP Delays TPA Again,AS/DL/G4/NK/UA

Look at CVG-XNA, which is being up-gauged to a CRJ-700 in May, XNA is not even serviced from DTW. My commentary on the above has nothing to do with the argument about CVG, only about that service comment to XNA. Don't know whether or not to hold my breath to see if that CR7 service comes true this ...

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by jb1087xna
Wed Jan 25, 2017 11:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Where will Spirit go next?
Replies: 62
Views: 6387

Re: Where will Spirit go next?

dabpit wrote:
MCO to MDT, ABE, LIT, TUL, ICT, IND, SDF, OKC


I would agree with MCO to LIT except for the fact that Allegiant has service from SFB. I strongly doubt they could both survive cohesively in the market.

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by jb1087xna
Wed Jan 25, 2017 12:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Aircraft Refurbishment - 2017
Replies: 236
Views: 35743

Re: Delta Aircraft Refurbishment - 2017

akelley728 wrote:
n515cr wrote:
752
N684DL RTS today.


n515cr wrote:
Er, N684DA...


Wow, the end of an era. The last ex-Song 75X is now a 75D!


Ah. I'll miss the F configuration in the 75X. Had some technical upgrades over the regular "757" (AVOD, power) and I did like the staggered layout of the cabin.

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by jb1087xna
Wed Jan 25, 2017 12:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA To Remove Narrowbody IFE
Replies: 151
Views: 20219

Re: AA To Remove Narrowbody IFE

More than 90 percent of our passengers already bring a device or screen with them when they fly. I don't know that saying that more than 90% of passengers bring a cell phone on board is that great of a statistic to quote. If more than 90% of passengers use their "device" for entertainment...

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by jb1087xna
Tue Jan 24, 2017 3:48 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Planes that will be missed and those not
Replies: 68
Views: 6162

Re: Planes that will be missed and those not

AirbusA343 wrote:
757 - Won't miss this very much. Never been on one though.


Uhhhhhh.

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by jb1087xna
Mon Jan 23, 2017 2:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Aircraft Refurbishment - 2017
Replies: 236
Views: 35743

Re: Delta Aircraft Refurbishment - 2017

This may have been discussed before, but was on N313DN (a rather new A321, circa 2 months since delivery) this morning and the lead FA apologized because the WiFi wouldn't be available because it hadn't been activated yet because the plane was so new. Seems like DL would do that kind of thing befor...

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by jb1087xna
Mon Jan 23, 2017 1:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Aircraft Refurbishment - 2017
Replies: 236
Views: 35743

Re: Delta Aircraft Refurbishment - 2017

This may have been discussed before, but was on N313DN (a rather new A321, circa 2 months since delivery) this morning and the lead FA apologized because the WiFi wouldn't be available because it hadn't been activated yet because the plane was so new. Seems like DL would do that kind of thing before...

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by jb1087xna
Tue Jan 17, 2017 12:04 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Oddly timed DL schedule revision (DL @ XNA)
Replies: 0
Views: 187

Oddly timed DL schedule revision (DL @ XNA)

In Saturday's schedule update DL moved the last XNA-ATL departure from around 6:30pm, to either 7:30 (March) or 8 (April), resulting in landing in Atlanta around 10:30. I checked several surrounding outstations' schedules (TUL, LIT, OKC), and they all have the ~6:30 departure still. In checking DL's...

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by jb1087xna
Thu Jan 12, 2017 10:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Smallest markets directly served by more than 3 airlines
Replies: 52
Views: 8013

Re: Smallest markets directly served by more than 3 airlines

There are probably smaller cities in the US with NYC being at one end of the route, but nevertheless I'll throw in that NYC-XNA is served by AA/DL/UA.

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by jb1087xna
Thu Jan 12, 2017 12:17 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Have you landed on the alphabet? 2016 edition
Replies: 35
Views: 1346

Re: Have you landed on the alphabet? 2016 edition

Not a big list to envy (well, maybe the X :) ) but here it is anyway. A few new ones for this year are in green. A: AMS, ATL B: C: CDG, CVG D: DAL, DFW, DTW E: F: G: H: I: J: K: L: LAS, LAX , LGA, LIT M: MAD, MCI, MCO, MDW , MEM, MOB, MSP N: O: ORD P: PHX, PIT Q: R: S: SAN, SAT, SEA, SNA , SLC, STL ...

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by jb1087xna
Mon Dec 26, 2016 4:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Aircraft Refurbishment - Part 8
Replies: 666
Views: 113198

Re: Delta Aircraft Refurbishment - Part 8

Not to nitpick, but DL has been running the 75Gs on some decent length trans-cons this week. N820DX is doing ATL routes to PDX and SAN today and tomorrow. 819DX is doing ATL-PDX tomorrow as well. While I wouldn't mind the lack of AVOD, no power at all would be disappointing. I know this week and las...

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by jb1087xna
Mon Dec 26, 2016 3:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: College Bowl Charters
Replies: 41
Views: 5396

Re: College Bowl Charters

A DL 757 (N551NW) flew XNA-CLT yesterday in what I assume is some sort of charter for Arkansas playing Virginia Tech in Charlotte this upcoming Thursday. Came in from MCO and went back to MCO after CLT.

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by jb1087xna
Fri Dec 16, 2016 2:05 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What is the Nonstop Route of your Dreams?
Replies: 82
Views: 3920

Re: What is the Nonstop Route of your Dreams?

DL XNA-SLC on a CR7/9 that hits a SLC bank early enough to end up in the major west coast cities (SEA, LAX, SAN, etc) by 6pm.

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by jb1087xna
Sun Dec 04, 2016 11:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 12/9/2016: AA Adds LAX-ANC
Replies: 74
Views: 9871

Re: OAG Changes 12/9/2016: AA Adds LAX-ANC

I'd imagine a few ORD or DFW flights would be down-gauged to compensate. We'll see. If anything, the existing AA route that would likely take the most hit in terms of connecting traffic flows is CLT, not ORD or DFW. But given AA's strength at both ends of the XNA-DCA route, I'm not sure if this wil...

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by jb1087xna
Sun Dec 04, 2016 10:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 12/9/2016: AA Adds LAX-ANC
Replies: 74
Views: 9871

Re: OAG Changes 12/9/2016: AA Adds LAX-ANC

Thanks as always for the info.

enilria wrote:
*AA DCA-XNA APR 0>0.9 MAY 0>1.0 JUN 0>1.0 JUL 0>1.0 AUG 0>1.0


Good for us? Guess a certain retailer's traffic is helping to pull this one to XNA. I'd imagine a few ORD or DFW flights would be down-gauged to compensate.

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by jb1087xna
Sat Dec 03, 2016 2:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA DCA-GRR/XNA, New Codeshare Routes
Replies: 8
Views: 1321

Re: AA DCA-GRR/XNA, New Codeshare Routes

I saw that XNA-DCA was announced earlier from a local news source. Meh.

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by jb1087xna
Fri Dec 02, 2016 5:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Future of 50 Seat RJs
Replies: 53
Views: 4331

Re: The Future of 50 Seat RJs

I'd guess on any given day, flights here at XNA are roughly half CRJ or ER4 versus larger planes. While I personally wouldn't mind some reduction in frequency to upsize some of the equipment, I'm not sure how well that would jive with the heavy business traffic we have. I'm pretty loyal to DL and al...

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by jb1087xna
Wed Nov 30, 2016 12:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United at MDW
Replies: 23
Views: 3657

Re: United at MDW

Not specifically related to UA, but I'm flying ATL-MDW on DL on Friday and am interested to see what the load ends up being and what kind of operation they have in MDW.

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by jb1087xna
Sat Nov 19, 2016 4:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL livery modification coming?
Replies: 130
Views: 32834

Re: DL livery modification coming?

I would assume that all new deliveries should have this modification? Starting with the ones that haven't been painted in the DL livery yet...whether 739, 321, etc.

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by jb1087xna
Wed Nov 16, 2016 1:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates increases A380 seating capacity
Replies: 30
Views: 7608

Re: Emirates increases A380 seating capacity

Does it make sense to even include the overhead lighting and air panel for the window seats that are positioned next to the windows? From the images in the release, doesn't look like they'd be affected much at all by either lighting or the air flow provided by the overhead panels.

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by jb1087xna
Sat Nov 12, 2016 6:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 2016 NCAA College Football charters
Replies: 75
Views: 7613

Re: 2016 NCAA College Football charters

A UA 739 appears to have dropped off LSU at XNA yesterday from BTR for LSU v. ARK today. Left XNA for IAH this morning.

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by jb1087xna
Tue Oct 25, 2016 12:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Aircraft Refurbishment - Part 8
Replies: 666
Views: 113198

Re: Delta Aircraft Refurbishment - Part 8

I like the way DL is going with the CR2's with C+, though I'm concerned with the fare classes. If you book a trip in First and have a connecting leg in a CR2, are you put in the C or C+ on the CR2 segment?

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by jb1087xna
Sun Oct 23, 2016 2:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Where did USAir send their 767-200s?
Replies: 58
Views: 8119

Re: Where did USAir send their 767-200s?

I flew on one back in 2002 on PIT-CDG. Even though that was ~10 years before they were gone, that particular plane was still pretty rough looking. Was sitting in the middle section on the left aisle in the second to last row. The last row was reserved for crew rest. The movie screen/projector was es...

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by jb1087xna
Wed Oct 19, 2016 12:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New DL Uniforms
Replies: 117
Views: 13715

Re: New DL Uniforms

I want to say at the outset that I state this as a non-American, therefore my perception may be off. But... isn't Land's End a former Sears label? Therefore, it is a bit (read: a lot) downmarket? In contrast, Delta London uses Vivienne Westwood, but Delta uses... Sears . Ew. Yeah...no existing rela...

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by jb1087xna
Tue Oct 18, 2016 10:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New DL Uniforms
Replies: 117
Views: 13715

Re: New DL Uniforms

I really like them. I was taken aback at first by the purple/plum. But I really don't mind it after seeing the total presentation. Regardless of whether you like the plum, I do think it works very well with the grey color they selected.

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by jb1087xna
Mon Oct 10, 2016 12:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Aircraft Refurbishment - Part 8
Replies: 666
Views: 113198

Re: Delta Aircraft Refurbishment - Part 8

I'm interested in the timeline as well. And also about booking options. I regularly book F tickets out of XNA and about 1/3 of our flights are on CR2s from here. I would hope that DL.com will give an option of selecting C+ on the CR2 since F obviously isn't possible. Side note, first 75D flight yes...

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by jb1087xna
Sun Oct 09, 2016 11:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Aircraft Refurbishment - Part 8
Replies: 666
Views: 113198

Re: Delta Aircraft Refurbishment - Part 8

Hi all still new to posting here...but I can confirm that the 9E CRJ 200's will be getting 1 row of comfort plus as per a memo I received the other day. In addition It looks like all the 9E 900's are getting the brand new interior which includes two extra rows of comfort plus. What's the timeframe ...

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by jb1087xna
Mon Sep 26, 2016 12:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Aircraft Refurbishment - Part 8
Replies: 666
Views: 113198

Re: Delta Aircraft Refurbishment - Part 8

Are the CR7 mods progressing as quickly as the mainline fleet now that we're out of the summer season?

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by jb1087xna
Fri Sep 16, 2016 2:51 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Logging regional airlines
Replies: 12
Views: 654

Re: Logging regional airlines

While I acknowledge that they aren't the same company, if DL wants/puts their livery and marketing on DL Connection flights, they accept what the total experience is. DL denies/accepts that its responsible when it serves them well where connection carriers are involved. And that's coming from someon...

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by jb1087xna
Thu Sep 15, 2016 12:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ed Bastian visits SLC, foresees DL growth to LatAm, etc
Replies: 48
Views: 4856

Re: Ed Bastian visits SLC, foresees DL growth to LatAm, etc

I have transited through SLC a few times, it is pretty convenient location for connections to the west from the east. The terminal is becoming aged and it would be interesting to see what wil happen with the new structure and what DL can do with it. Connected through there on DL almost a year ago i...

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by jb1087xna
Thu Sep 08, 2016 10:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Aircraft Refurbishment - Part 8
Replies: 666
Views: 113198

Re: Delta Aircraft Refurbishment - Part 8

N127DL is still making a few rounds. Seems to have done 1-3 flights every day over the last week.

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by jb1087xna
Thu Sep 08, 2016 2:28 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Aircraft Types You've Logged:2016 Edition
Replies: 29
Views: 3302

Re: Aircraft Types You've Logged:2016 Edition

Several new ones this year. A333, B717, CR9, MD90. Airbus: A320-200 (Delta) A330-300 (Delta) Boeing: 717-200 (Delta) 727-200 (Delta) 737-300 (Southwest) 737-500 (Southwest) 737-800 (Delta, KLM) 737-900ER (Delta) 747-400 (Northwest) 757-200 (American, Delta) 767-200&ER (Delta, U.S. Airways) 767-3...

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