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by klm617
Thu May 23, 2019 2:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bloomberg: Wow Air Collapse is Crashing the Icelandic Economy
Replies: 46
Views: 9876

Re: Bloomberg: Wow Air Collapse is Crashing the Icelandic Economy

I am sorry but allowing WOW Air to collapse was not in anyone's best interest except Icelandair. Sorry that's a fact toursism and jobs in Iceland suffer when you take away almost 50% of the capacity why is that so hard to understand. WOW Air provided a product that was beneficial to many and I stan...

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by klm617
Thu May 23, 2019 12:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What Will Replace DL's 757-351?
Replies: 74
Views: 9143

Re: What Will Replace DL's 757-351?

A320's are 35 year old technology and are on average 21 years old in DL' s fleet. Same goes for the A321N's if you remove the GTF's (and realise they are brand new). The 738's are of a similar age and are based on 50 year old technology with some mid 90s tweaks. 739's are newer age wise but are als...

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by klm617
Thu May 23, 2019 12:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bloomberg: Wow Air Collapse is Crashing the Icelandic Economy
Replies: 46
Views: 9876

Re: Bloomberg: Wow Air Collapse is Crashing the Icelandic Economy

I am sorry but allowing WOW Air to collapse was not in anyone's best interest except Icelandair. Sorry that's a fact toursism and jobs in Iceland suffer when you take away almost 50% of the capacity why is that so hard to understand. WOW Air provided a product that was beneficial to many and I stand...

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by klm617
Wed May 22, 2019 6:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A380 was success for Airbus, says new CEO
Replies: 161
Views: 13891

Re: A380 was success for Airbus, says new CEO

Spinning any lie into being truth is the new normal now, whether it comes from Airbus or Boeing. It is the new way of doing business in the world tell them what they want to hear and for the most part it will be believed because it makes people feel good. And if you get called out for bending the t...

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by klm617
Wed May 22, 2019 5:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What Will Replace DL's 757-351?
Replies: 74
Views: 9143

Re: What Will Replace DL's 757-351?

FlyHPN wrote:
zeke wrote:
744 and L-1011


This! This is the answer!


I myself think the DC-8-63 is the most logical replacement.

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by klm617
Wed May 22, 2019 11:02 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why didn't Delta keep their 747s longer?
Replies: 28
Views: 2338

Re: Why didn't Delta keep their 747s longer?

Why did xyz airline not keep zyx plane? Because it did not make financial sense..... Yep. Pretty much the same answer to almost every thread here. Its a business decision. Thats it. It might kill lots of discussion, but it is the only real answer, business do not operate in any other way, if it mak...

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by klm617
Wed May 22, 2019 12:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What Will Replace DL's 757-351?
Replies: 74
Views: 9143

Re: What Will Replace DL's 757-351?

More and more everyday I am so impressed by the knowledge and wisdom of a.net posters. You guys never cease to amaze me. Keep these informative threads coming I love learning.

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by klm617
Tue May 21, 2019 12:15 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airline types developed specifically for one carrier
Replies: 56
Views: 5398

Re: Airline types developed specifically for one carrier

The DC-10-40D and the 747-300SR for Japan Airlines and the 747-400D for All-Nippon and Japan Airlines. The 707-400 for BOAC, The Carvair for British Air Ferries the Rombac-111 for Tarom. Just about every Soviet passenger aircraft for Aeroflot the HAL-748 for Indian Airlines. The 747-100 Combi for Sa...

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by klm617
Tue May 21, 2019 12:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B 797 - One pilot cockpit?
Replies: 172
Views: 15369

Re: B 797 - One pilot cockpit?

Heres what I don't get about this.... If a plane is designed to fly with one pilot, it has to be designed to fly with none. Because that pilot "system" has too high of a failure rate to operate without a backup. And if a plane can fly with none, why would it be designed to fly with one? A...

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by klm617
Tue May 21, 2019 10:39 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Flight + Hotel package on BA, have to stay at hotel ?
Replies: 10
Views: 671

Re: Flight + Hotel package on BA, have to stay at hotel ?

Thanks B74 and FH I was informed of this savings while talking to BA res on an upcoming Tatl trip from the US There was a big savings for my travel dates if I added a rental car or a hotel stay In fact the agent stressed it was important to show up and actually rent the car or the return would be c...

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by klm617
Tue May 21, 2019 10:37 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Flight + Hotel package on BA, have to stay at hotel ?
Replies: 10
Views: 671

Re: Flight + Hotel package on BA, have to stay at hotel ?

You can do the same thing on Delta add a two night hotel stay and your airfare gets much cheaper.

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by klm617
Tue May 21, 2019 1:39 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Will UA, DL and AA ever return to the Middle East?
Replies: 47
Views: 5478

Re: Will UA, DL and AA ever return to the Middle East?

Those of you proposing the US3 fly to CAI and BEY need to realize that majority of the demand bound to these 2 cities is between June-Sep. They cannot be sustained on a commercial basis year round. The only two Middle East destinations that can be sustained year round are TLV and DXB. The latter di...

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by klm617
Tue May 21, 2019 1:35 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Will UA, DL and AA ever return to the Middle East?
Replies: 47
Views: 5478

Re: Will UA, DL and AA ever return to the Middle East?

DTW-BGW and DTW-BEY are givens as soon asthe security restrictions are removed and flights are allowed between the Lebanon, Iraq and the US.

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by klm617
Tue May 21, 2019 12:42 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: When Will DL Return to Fukuoka?
Replies: 18
Views: 1712

Re: When Will DL Return to Fukuoka?

I'm in stitches over here.

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by klm617
Mon May 20, 2019 10:48 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Will DL return to Hong Kong anytime soon?
Replies: 109
Views: 11774

Re: Will DL return to Hong Kong anytime soon?

For UA, many international widebodies have been sent through Polaris modifications during the winter. AA redeploys additional capacity to their South America network when transatlantic is down. DL and AA both have increased domestic and short haul beach market widebody flights in the winter season ...

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by klm617
Mon May 20, 2019 3:55 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Will DL return to Hong Kong anytime soon?
Replies: 109
Views: 11774

Re: Will DL return to Hong Kong anytime soon?

All of the US3 fly lots of seasonal routes. It's the smart thing to do, because people mostly want to travel to these destinations during certain peak times of year, and fleet resources are limited. AA, UA, and DL all make significant cuts to their transatlantic networks during the Northern winter....

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by klm617
Mon May 20, 2019 11:03 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Will DL return to Hong Kong anytime soon?
Replies: 109
Views: 11774

Re: Will DL return to Hong Kong anytime soon?

All of the US3 fly lots of seasonal routes. It's the smart thing to do, because people mostly want to travel to these destinations during certain peak times of year, and fleet resources are limited. AA, UA, and DL all make significant cuts to their transatlantic networks during the Northern winter....

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by klm617
Mon May 20, 2019 10:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why doesn't Delta fly ATL-PEK?
Replies: 21
Views: 3648

Re: Why doesn't Delta fly ATL-PEK?

I'll put aside whether DL "can" or "can't" fly the route. They could have asked for route authority if DL really wish to fly the route. Quite frankly, the demand is not there at all. No matter which way you put it, Chinese routes still depend on VFR traffic in the back to fill t...

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by klm617
Mon May 20, 2019 12:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airport PAST: Dallas Love Field - Southwest 727 Braniff 747 Delta 747 plus
Replies: 61
Views: 7880

Re: Airport PAST: Dallas Love Field - Southwest 727 Braniff 747 Delta 747 plus

You are correct. The green airplane was eventually delivered to Wardair Canada and flew for them as long as they had 747's. I'm not sure where it went afterward. The "Great Pumpkin" a/k/a super carrot, ended up flying for Tower Air and when finally retired was the highest time 747 in exis...

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by klm617
Sun May 19, 2019 10:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 5/19/2019:AA Shrinks MEX;CZ JFK-WUH;F9 Suspends MCO-PSM
Replies: 47
Views: 7631

Re: OAG Changes 5/19/2019:AA Shrinks MEX;CZ JFK-WUH;F9 Suspends MCO-PSM

So here is 1 of the 4 new slots... Leaving 3x daily to ????? https://lbpost.com/news/southwest-delta-could-absorb-10-open-flight-slots-at-long-beach-airport/ I would bet on 2x SEA and 1x ATL. I was going to bet 3x SEA but MAYBE 2x SEA and 1xMSP (next closest hub) but you're probably right that it w...

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by klm617
Sun May 19, 2019 8:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why doesn't Delta fly ATL-PEK?
Replies: 21
Views: 3648

Re: Why doesn't Delta fly ATL-PEK?

With all due respect I’ve never understood the point of these threads. If Delta felt they could make money on it they would fly it. What more is there to say. Based on prices to China— which are often rock bottom—and the stage length of the flight, I’d ask the opposite question, why is there so muc...

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by klm617
Sun May 19, 2019 12:22 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Will DL return to Hong Kong anytime soon?
Replies: 109
Views: 11774

Re: Will DL return to Hong Kong anytime soon?

Crazy that they don't fly to the world's largest business center along with New York and London. Then that world's largest business center should support that flight and not cause it to lose $20 million a year. They will be out of all TPAC that does not terminate in a hub for KE, MU, or VA. Except ...

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by klm617
Sun May 19, 2019 12:17 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Will DL return to Hong Kong anytime soon?
Replies: 109
Views: 11774

Re: Will DL return to Hong Kong anytime soon?

They had some airplanes on order that fit that description, but unfortunately chose to cancel them. ;) Airlines do not have unlimited funds, the need to deploy their cash and assets where they can get the greatest return. A point obviously lost to many on this thread, a loss of 20 million on a rout...

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by klm617
Sun May 19, 2019 1:47 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Will DL return to Hong Kong anytime soon?
Replies: 109
Views: 11774

Re: Will DL return to Hong Kong anytime soon?

No, he's not right. DL started and pulled DTW-HKG before their more recent attempts from SEA. DTW-HKG is too long a route to sustain on mostly connections, and the O&D traffic is much smaller than other Asian routes that do well from DTW such as TYO, NGO, ICN, and PVG. The bottom line is that t...

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by klm617
Sun May 19, 2019 1:00 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Will DL return to Hong Kong anytime soon?
Replies: 109
Views: 11774

Re: Will DL return to Hong Kong anytime soon?

Of course it is. :roll: He's actually right about this one. SEA didn't work and DTW is their other Asian gateway. No, he's not right. DL started and pulled DTW-HKG before their more recent attempts from SEA. DTW-HKG is too long a route to sustain on mostly connections, and the O&D traffic is mu...

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by klm617
Sat May 18, 2019 5:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 5/19: Summer is a comin' in!
Replies: 143
Views: 18036

Re: Irish 5/19: Summer is a comin' in!

EI representatives have twice been to CLE , once a few months ago ( the day of the announced 320 NEO delay ) and then a few weeks ago ! Been a few articles in local news and billboards around Cleveland ! Fingers crossed ! IMG_2757.PNG Wishing CLE all the best along with DTW hoping we can split it 3...

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by klm617
Sat May 18, 2019 11:38 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Will DL return to Hong Kong anytime soon?
Replies: 109
Views: 11774

Re: Will DL return to Hong Kong anytime soon?

Many have speculated that they would try DTW-HKG when Delta got the A350. Detroit is their best option being that it is Delta's premiere hub to Asia and give them the access to the most connections.

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by klm617
Sat May 18, 2019 2:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ASU - Close call with runway work crew?
Replies: 14
Views: 3839

Re: ASU - Close call with runway work crew?

My first question would be how did these guys know to have a camera ready that this was going to happen ?

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by klm617
Fri May 17, 2019 12:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: US DOT awards Haneda slots
Replies: 731
Views: 119352

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

It looks like DL got its wish and this is the end of NRT-SIN/MNL! I wouldn't go that far yet. DL is currently looking at serving them non-stop from SEA. Got a source for that? SEA-SIN strikes me as wholly improbable with SQ on the route. IMHO the reconfigged 777/77L and 359s all have too many premi...

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by klm617
Fri May 17, 2019 12:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: US DOT awards Haneda slots
Replies: 731
Views: 119352

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

It looks like DL got its wish and this is the end of NRT-SIN/MNL! I wouldn't go that far yet. DL is currently looking at serving them non-stop from SEA. I think we will see something more like SEA-KIX-SIN and DTW-NGO-MNL. If they can't make SEA-HKG work I highly doubt SIN ans MNL are viable from SEA.

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by klm617
Thu May 16, 2019 3:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 5/19: Summer is a comin' in!
Replies: 143
Views: 18036

Re: Irish 5/19: Summer is a comin' in!

Galwayman wrote:
With all of the consolidation happening in the Canadian market , it would be good to see EI go for much more Canada flights next year, they’ll be gagging for reasonable flights to Europe and it’s already a high airfare county


Actually Canada has some pretty cheap airfares from YYZ to Europe.

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by klm617
Tue May 14, 2019 4:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 5/19: Summer is a comin' in!
Replies: 143
Views: 18036

Re: Irish 5/19: Summer is a comin' in!

Heard from a good source that MSP will be A330 from Next May 2020, sfo could be going twice daily, mco and sea could also go daily. Montreal is still on the table but may alternate with Ottawa Las Vegas will never happen due to being leisure traffic. A Texas route is also being looked at , possibly...

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by klm617
Tue May 14, 2019 12:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DFW Foreign Carrier Estimated March 2019 Loads
Replies: 32
Views: 3269

Re: DFW Foreign Carrier Estimated March 2019 Loads

KE and QR have pretty low loads. I wouldn’t call 88% arriving and 78% departing “for Korean “pretty low,” even despite them usually being a little higher. It was a very average load in March, but not low. Same for Qatar, loads in the 70-80% range are average, but not low. Their arriving was 82%. I ...

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by klm617
Tue May 14, 2019 1:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DTW-LAN. Why?
Replies: 69
Views: 7134

Re: DTW-LAN. Why?

kavok wrote:
Technically, even in the abscence of DTW-FNT, the DTW-LAN route isn’t even the shortest intra-Michigan flight Delta sells tickets for. Just sayin...


I am thinking it's PLN-APN correct ?

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by klm617
Tue May 14, 2019 1:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DFW Foreign Carrier Estimated March 2019 Loads
Replies: 32
Views: 3269

Re: DFW Foreign Carrier Estimated March 2019 Loads

KE and QR have pretty low loads.

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by klm617
Tue May 14, 2019 12:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airport PAST: Dallas Love Field - Southwest 727 Braniff 747 Delta 747 plus
Replies: 61
Views: 7880

Re: Airport PAST: Dallas Love Field - Southwest 727 Braniff 747 Delta 747 plus

DDR wrote:
Thanks for the post. That video is awesome, some really great aircraft shots. Where would DL fly a 747 to from Love Field?


LAX, SFO and ATL

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by klm617
Mon May 13, 2019 7:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DTW-LAN. Why?
Replies: 69
Views: 7134

Re: DTW-LAN. Why?????

UA also operated LAX-SNA (34 miles). That route might be viable today if LAX had an efficient link downtown. Metrolink follows the same path, but delays are fairly common.... EFD-IAH was also popular due to cheaper (or was it free?) parking at EFD as well as the 500-mile minimum earn and segment fo...

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by klm617
Mon May 13, 2019 6:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DTW-LAN. Why?
Replies: 69
Views: 7134

Re: DTW-LAN. Why?

DTW-TOL (49 miles per Great Circle Map), FNT (56), LAN (74) and MBS (98) were flown for many, many years. RC also operated a flight into Jackson (JXN, 57 miles) that NW dropped in the late 1980s. In the mid-/late-1990s, when NW suffered from gate & equipment shortages, TOL, FNT, LAN and MBS reg...

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by klm617
Mon May 13, 2019 6:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DTW-LAN. Why?
Replies: 69
Views: 7134

Re: DTW-LAN. Why?

The logic that doesn't make sense is if you are operating DTW-LAN and DTW-AZO over those cities being connected to ATL why is Delta not operating FNT-DTW and CAK-DTW over connecting those markets to ATL. Seems a shorter stage length and just as much connectivity at DTW to the major southern vacation...

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by klm617
Mon May 13, 2019 2:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DTW-LAN. Why?
Replies: 69
Views: 7134

Re: DTW-LAN. Why?????

I would pay a premium to avoid parking/rental car shuttles, but fortunately in evaluating LAN vs. DTW no premium is required. The bus, while a useful service doesn't eliminate the drawbacks of using DTW, and as pointed out above, introduces the new one of the possibility of missing the last one. I ...

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by klm617
Mon May 13, 2019 2:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DTW-LAN. Why?
Replies: 69
Views: 7134

Re: DTW-LAN. Why?

Got bored and just started looking through airport destinations from various airports and noticed DTW-LAN. Uh...why does this exist? And there's 5-daily flights as well! The flight is like 75 miles and it's competing directly with Interstate-96. My only guess is politics, Lansing being the capital ...

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by klm617
Sun May 12, 2019 1:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: At DL flying is a family affair
Replies: 58
Views: 6534

Re: At DL flying is a family affair

So a post on a touching airline moment has turned into a full fledged affirmative action debate. Welcome to a.net What? No. A totally stupid moment, made of like 71% schlock, has turned into this. This isn't news. It's a complete yawner of a non-story. As it would be if it were any of the other ump...

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by klm617
Sun May 12, 2019 1:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: At DL flying is a family affair
Replies: 58
Views: 6534

Re: At DL flying is a family affair

First of all their ability to fly planes has nothing to do with Delta they got the position on their own merit they just happen to be working at the same airline. Delta once again getting more feel good mileage out of some else's hard work and dedication to a career they love. Delta is not going aro...

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by klm617
Sat May 11, 2019 7:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta & WestJet Joint Venture Future Routes
Replies: 62
Views: 5591

Re: Delta & WestJet Joint Venture Future Routes

Is this the DTW fanboy club or the WS/DL JV discussion? I have lived in three of the four Western provinces and I have no clue where this idea that "now DTW will have service everywhere in Canada" comes from. I love the DTW airport but it simply won't be connected in any meaningful way to...

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by klm617
Sat May 11, 2019 12:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta & WestJet Joint Venture Future Routes
Replies: 62
Views: 5591

Re: Delta & WestJet Joint Venture Future Routes

Considering that DTW is the best connection point to Eastern Canada from most of Delta network and the largest USA Canada border why would they not significantly build their Detroit to Canada network. If we acknowledge that no new traffic would likely be generated, one has to wonder if this could n...

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by klm617
Sat May 11, 2019 12:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta & WestJet Joint Venture Future Routes
Replies: 62
Views: 5591

Re: Delta & WestJet Joint Venture Future Routes

the typical negative nancys can flame all they want, I see DTW-YYC, DTW-YVR once daily for both would be nice, and I keep thinking DTW-YYZ should be intermingled with Encore, or WJ 737. Would love to see YOW too but in that order is my expectations YYC/YVR/YYZ/YOW Turn DTW into a WS hub. :lol: Cons...

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by klm617
Fri May 10, 2019 11:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta & WestJet Joint Venture Future Routes
Replies: 62
Views: 5591

Re: Delta & WestJet Joint Venture Future Routes

Name me all the transborder destinations served thru DTW and not MSP where there are thousands of YYC/Western Canada O&D pax clamouring to get there on a 1-stop? The list is as short as this ________ blank space. Any YYC/Canada West-Motown O&D traffic not wanting to connect at MSP will cont...

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by klm617
Fri May 10, 2019 10:36 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Is Delta truly a one hub airline?
Replies: 71
Views: 9772

Re: Is Delta truly a one hub airline.

With Delta's system set up so that most of their connecting traffic flows over Atlanta does that not make it a one hub airline. Atlanta has the most unique destinations not served by it's other large operations unlike AA and UA who has flights from most of their 2nd and third tier cities connected ...

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by klm617
Fri May 10, 2019 10:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta & WestJet Joint Venture Future Routes
Replies: 62
Views: 5591

Re: Delta & WestJet Joint Venture Future Routes

DTW is the only DL hub not connected to YYC's WS hub. DL serves many destinations from DTW which WS pax can benefit from, not all traffic will go to only DTW, think of the connection opportunities. I'd say none of these are likely except DTW-YVR. If DTW-YHZ comes back, it'll be on DL metal. WS just...

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by klm617
Fri May 10, 2019 10:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Red & white B727 at LAX - which airline?
Replies: 30
Views: 5478

Re: Red & white B727 at LAX - which airline?

VirginFlyer wrote:
SpaceshipDC10 wrote:
particularly the three airlines on the right upper corner that no longer exist since years...


Northwest, TWA, and what is the third? I don’t recognise the livery.

V/F


It's a VASP DC10

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