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by klm617
Fri Oct 13, 2017 5:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL announces Q3 2017 pre-tax profit USD $1.7 Billion
Replies: 76
Views: 11590

Re: DL announces Q3 2017 pre-tax profit USD $1.7 BILLION

T hat is a lie . I don't know any airline that pays its employees what "someone at McDonald's makes". And even if they were, that has no relationship to the safety record - reflected by that fact that air travel is the safest way in the world to travel - that you enjoy. Or don't enjoy. Yo...

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by klm617
Fri Oct 13, 2017 5:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL announces Q3 2017 pre-tax profit USD $1.7 Billion
Replies: 76
Views: 11590

Re: DL announces Q3 2017 pre-tax profit USD $1.7 BILLION

$1.7B is a heck of a number... hopefully DL will reinvest some of that in improving their on-board experience. I'm only calling it as I see it, but DL's hard product still lags behind other airlines on some key routes, especially in Y. Notably, their JFK-London product is far behind BA and VS (whic...

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by klm617
Fri Oct 13, 2017 10:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL announces Q3 2017 pre-tax profit USD $1.7 Billion
Replies: 76
Views: 11590

Re: DL announces Q3 2017 pre-tax profit USD $1.7 BILLION

Did you miss part about the hundreds of millions of dollars in employee profit sharing? Or the tens of thousands of jobs and the countless other indirect jobs? Another great quarter by DL, they seem to have a well built operation. Different from days past (knock on wood). And they deserve that. Tha...

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by klm617
Thu Oct 12, 2017 4:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL announces Q3 2017 pre-tax profit USD $1.7 Billion
Replies: 76
Views: 11590

Re: DL announces Q3 2017 pre-tax profit USD $1.7 BILLION

[ . That just goes to show you how under paid their employees are. Ready reserve what a joke not allowing people full time positions and paying them next to nothing not to mention the rarely get to use their flight benefits because Delta has choked capacity so much that even the paying passenger ha...

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by klm617
Thu Oct 12, 2017 10:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL announces Q3 2017 pre-tax profit USD $1.7 Billion
Replies: 76
Views: 11590

Re: DL announces Q3 2017 pre-tax profit USD $1.7 BILLION

This is be what I hate about big Corporations. It's all about pleasing Wall Street / Stock Holders. Did you miss part about the hundreds of millions of dollars in employee profit sharing? Or the tens of thousands of jobs and the countless other indirect jobs? Another great quarter by DL, they seem ...

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by klm617
Wed Oct 11, 2017 5:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL announces Q3 2017 pre-tax profit USD $1.7 Billion
Replies: 76
Views: 11590

Re: DL announces Q3 2017 pre-tax profit USD $1.7 BILLION

SamYeager2016 wrote:
Just think how much more DL could earn without that pesky ME3 competition. :dollarsign:



Well put. I'll say this they sure have balls posting profits like this and then crying foul when it comes to the ME3.

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by klm617
Wed Oct 11, 2017 3:45 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: How long will it take for Delta Air Lines to catch up with American Airlines?
Replies: 29
Views: 5345

Re: How long will it take for Delta Air Line to catch up with American Airlines?

gunnerman wrote:
Let me state a fact: bigger often means worse customer service. Trying to be the biggest when you are already huge is more to do with ego than sound business decision making.



It doesn't get much worse than Delta as far as the legacies go.

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by klm617
Wed Oct 11, 2017 3:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: London International Airport (YXU) poised for growth, including direct flights to the U.S. and Europe
Replies: 27
Views: 6418

Re: London International Airport (YXU) poised for growth, including direct flights to the U.S. and Europe

I'm not sure if anyone mentioned this but London is one of the wealthiest cities in Canada or at least in amongst a cluster of wealthier cities so it's not totally outlandish to propose flights to Europe from it's airport. It hasn't been mentioned yet. Could AC try it with a 737 MAX? AC doesn't eve...

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by klm617
Tue Oct 10, 2017 7:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: London International Airport (YXU) poised for growth, including direct flights to the U.S. and Europe
Replies: 27
Views: 6418

Re: London International Airport (YXU) poised for growth, including direct flights to the U.S. and Europe

This article is full of errors: "In the last decade, passenger numbers jumped from 250,000 to 550,000 – with 8 per cent growth every year" That's simply not true. It's gone from more like 450k to 550k pax. "That's why the airport is offering a dozen direct domestic and non-domestic f...

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by klm617
Tue Oct 10, 2017 5:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's next for Spirit?
Replies: 300
Views: 34844

Re: What's next for Spirit?

How about NK serving Oklahoma City and Tulsa with flights to FLL, LAS and other leisure destinations? We've already got G4 and F9 serving OKC...we don't need NK. Now, what's next for Spirit? How about the following: 1. Begin charging for pax to use the under-seat storage area 2. Begin charging for ...

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by klm617
Tue Oct 10, 2017 3:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Detroit Air Service Discussion 2017
Replies: 1784
Views: 134496

Re: Detroit Air Service Discussion Part 5

^We'll say Au Revoir on Feb 18 for a Feb 19 777, I'll try to be in Detroit for the Inagural. Even with CDG going down to 2x 76W's, with 2 76W's and a 777-200 that's still an impressive increase in seats for both CDG and AMS. I'm really excited to see the array of different widebodies next summer fr...

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by klm617
Tue Oct 10, 2017 12:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Detroit Air Service Discussion 2017
Replies: 1784
Views: 134496

Re: Detroit Air Service Discussion Part 5

^We'll say Au Revoir on Feb 18 for a Feb 19 777, I'll try to be in Detroit for the Inagural. Even with CDG going down to 2x 76W's, with 2 76W's and a 777-200 that's still an impressive increase in seats for both CDG and AMS. I'm really excited to see the array of different widebodies next summer fr...

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by klm617
Mon Oct 09, 2017 9:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar AIrways announces daily service to St Petersburg from 19 December 2017
Replies: 11
Views: 3463

Re: Qatar AIrways announces daily service to St Petersburg from 19 December 2017

weterners might be less likely to use them now because of safety concerns. Exactly which safety concerns do you have in mind regarding Qatar Airways? And why do you think that people from Czechia and Poland are more likely to use unsafe carriers? They don't value their lives as much as "wester...

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by klm617
Mon Oct 09, 2017 3:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar AIrways announces daily service to St Petersburg from 19 December 2017
Replies: 11
Views: 3463

Re: Qatar AIrways announces daily service to St Petersburg from 19 December 2017

That’s quite an expansion in Eastern Europe - Prague and Warsaw are increased by Qatar from daily to double daily. With all the trouble that is going on with QR and it's neighbors those are the places they can probably fill more planes as weterners might be less likely to use them now because of sa...

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by klm617
Sun Oct 08, 2017 4:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's next for Spirit?
Replies: 300
Views: 34844

Re: What's next for Spirit?

I know there are a lot here who think that DTW is a priority to NK just because they have a hanger here doesn't really carry a lot of weight. When we see NK go full on into DTW like it has in other markets like ORD, LAS, IAH, DFW and even of late ATL then I will believe it. NK is just like DL at DTW...

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by klm617
Sun Oct 08, 2017 3:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Czech Airlines (ČSA) - What is next?
Replies: 56
Views: 9811

Re: Czech Airlines (ČSA) - What is next?

lavalampluva wrote:
If they start a route to the US of course the first would be JFK. That's always the norm when an European airline has ac with sufficient range.



PRG-JFK 4X weekly
PRG-DTW 3X weekly

That way you have the entire USA covered with convenient 1-stop service from Prague no brainier if I am CSA

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by klm617
Sat Oct 07, 2017 8:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: And now......main line fights back, taking on LCCs
Replies: 25
Views: 8454

Re: And now......main line fights back, taking on LCCs

That's why I love KLM and not the budget airline Delta which nickle and dimes you to death.

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by klm617
Sat Oct 07, 2017 3:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MSP - Role In DL Network and Expansion Potential
Replies: 313
Views: 29803

Re: MSP - Role In DL Network and Expansion Potential

Apparently you haven't seen all of the widebody departures out of DTW to Asia, Europe, and South America. Domestically, MSP is a stronger hub. But DTW has way more int'l capacity... MSP leads to Mexico. The Caribbean and Canada so all included MSP has more international capacity than Detroit. Again...

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by klm617
Sat Oct 07, 2017 12:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MSP - Role In DL Network and Expansion Potential
Replies: 313
Views: 29803

Re: MSP - Role In DL Network and Expansion Potential

Great info, so really neck in neck with DTW... MSP is a solid number 2 in the Delta network. It has more capacity, larger aircraft , more coverage and more international destinations than Detroit does it is growing at larger rate than DTW is. Detroit only has more departures because it is CRJ heave...

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by klm617
Fri Oct 06, 2017 11:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MSP - Role In DL Network and Expansion Potential
Replies: 313
Views: 29803

Re: MSP - Role In DL Network and Expansion Potential

If you want to see a comparison on DL hubs, check the link below from MSP's MAC board meeting. Page 4 gives an overview/comparison. http://metroairports.granicus.com/MetaViewer.php?view_id=1&clip_id=1673&meta_id=31861 Great info, so really neck in neck with DTW... MSP is a solid number 2 in...

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by klm617
Fri Oct 06, 2017 3:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Detroit Air Service Discussion 2017
Replies: 1784
Views: 134496

Re: Detroit Air Service Discussion Part 5

Oh, you poor thing. LGA is literally on Wall Street, SFO straddles downtown SF, and of course FRA is close to downtown as well. There are very few cities with a second airport closer to Downtown, and most of them have main airport's that are very far away. 15 minutes at a good hour is better than w...

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by klm617
Fri Oct 06, 2017 10:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Detroit Air Service Discussion 2017
Replies: 1784
Views: 134496

Re: Detroit Air Service Discussion Part 5

Why do you think GM dumped so much money into ProAir because using DET over DTW was a much more attractive option for them. And we all saw how that worked out. The idea was good it just was that Proair was not managed correctly. It's plan was flawed from the beginning because the aircraft it chose ...

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by klm617
Fri Oct 06, 2017 10:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Detroit Air Service Discussion 2017
Replies: 1784
Views: 134496

Re: Detroit Air Service Discussion Part 5

Does it make sense for anyone to throw millions into reopening DET, when DTW has a lot of Gates and a lot of expansion space, and when FNT isn't that far away? I'd say it doesn't. There may be a niche space for them in DTW, but reopening DET is DUMB. Absolutely it makes sense from downtown it's abo...

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by klm617
Fri Oct 06, 2017 12:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MSP - Role In DL Network and Expansion Potential
Replies: 313
Views: 29803

Re: MSP - Role In DL Network and Expansion Potential

What would be the future of long hauls at MSP then? I don't think that new TATL flight are will be feasible due to the massiveness of Air France-KLM and the massive amount of connections and I'm not sure about demand for TPAC. I think FRA would work, but DL would have to dump an AMS flight to do it...

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by klm617
Thu Oct 05, 2017 10:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Detroit Air Service Discussion 2017
Replies: 1784
Views: 134496

Re: Detroit Air Service Discussion Part 5

Would DET not be a great place for Onejet to start a base of operations. Does it make sense for anyone to throw millions into reopening DET, when DTW has a lot of Gates and a lot of expansion space, and when FNT isn't that far away? I'd say it doesn't. There may be a niche space for them in DTW, bu...

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by klm617
Thu Oct 05, 2017 7:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Milwaukee Next Base for OneJet
Replies: 30
Views: 3543

Re: Milwaukee Next Base for OneJet

Awesome. MKE is unserved to key business markets in the region. While Midwest wasn't sustainable, YX certainly demonstrated small but consistent levels of high-yield passengers, hence the FRJ's. There certainly are businesses in the area who are willing to pay $$$ for day trip returns. Combined wit...

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by klm617
Thu Oct 05, 2017 7:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Detroit Air Service Discussion 2017
Replies: 1784
Views: 134496

Re: Detroit Air Service Discussion Part 5

Would DET not be a great place for Onejet to start a base of operations.

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by klm617
Thu Oct 05, 2017 3:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Detroit Air Service Discussion 2017
Replies: 1784
Views: 134496

Re: Detroit Air Service Discussion Part 5

Well I think we have until the end of Ictober for anything new to be announced internationally from Detroit for next summer. AF and KL have not had a summer 2018 announcement yet there is speculation that AF is adding SEA could it be withing the rehlm of possibility that KL will take over on of the...

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by klm617
Thu Oct 05, 2017 3:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Detroit Air Service Discussion 2017
Replies: 1784
Views: 134496

Re: Detroit Air Service Discussion Part 5

A microgap in the Delta network which would be great to have filled is the lack of a daylight flight to LHR from a major connecting hub (VS has one from Kennedy that is not all that well timed for connections). Based off AA's timing for ORD-LHR on AA90/91 DLXXX DTW-LHR 1000 2030 752 DLXXX LHR-DTW 0...

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by klm617
Thu Oct 05, 2017 12:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Detroit Air Service Discussion 2017
Replies: 1784
Views: 134496

Re: Detroit Air Service Discussion Part 5

Well I think we have until the end of Ictober for anything new to be announced internationally from Detroit for next summer. AF and KL have not had a summer 2018 announcement yet there is speculation that AF is adding SEA could it be withing the rehlm of possibility that KL will take over on of the ...

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by klm617
Thu Oct 05, 2017 12:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Detroit Air Service Discussion 2017
Replies: 1784
Views: 134496

Re: Detroit Air Service Discussion Part 5

A microgap in the Delta network which would be great to have filled is the lack of a daylight flight to LHR from a major connecting hub (VS has one from Kennedy that is not all that well timed for connections). Based off AA's timing for ORD-LHR on AA90/91 DLXXX DTW-LHR 1000 2030 752 DLXXX LHR-DTW 0...

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by klm617
Mon Oct 02, 2017 6:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AAB reaffirms LAS; wants to invest in US
Replies: 22
Views: 4582

Re: AAB reaffirms LAS; wants to invest in UA

PIT is new freighter route for Qatar. He mentioned that they are going to announce 2 more US routes other then LAS and SFO. What cites could those be? SEA and DEN? Plan on Detroit being announced. I think DTW is far from his mind - RJ covers DTW pretty well. https://worldairlinenews.com/2012/04/13/...

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by klm617
Mon Oct 02, 2017 4:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AAB reaffirms LAS; wants to invest in US
Replies: 22
Views: 4582

Re: AAB reaffirms LAS; wants to invest in UA

Did I hear him correctly. Did he say Qatar is going to fly to Pittsburgh? Interesting one for PIT, possibly getting DOH before LHR. As for LAS, I'm not sure how this route will work operationally in summer, given the hot n' high conditions. PIT is new freighter route for Qatar. He mentioned that th...

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by klm617
Mon Oct 02, 2017 4:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AAB reaffirms LAS; wants to invest in US
Replies: 22
Views: 4582

Re: AAB reaffirms LAS; wants to invest in UA

2Holer4Longhaul wrote:
jeffrey1970 wrote:
Did I hear him correctly. Did he say Qatar is going to fly to Pittsburgh?

Interesting one for PIT, possibly getting DOH before LHR.
As for LAS, I'm not sure how this route will work operationally in summer, given the hot n' high conditions.



QR has already announced PIT with cargo flights

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by klm617
Sun Oct 01, 2017 11:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 10/1/2017: UA Drops MSP-LAX
Replies: 74
Views: 11580

Re: OAG Changes 10/1/2017: UA Drops MSP-LAX

DL DTW-AMS MAR 4>3 As I suspected the additional DTW-CDG would cause a reduction in DTW-AMS Nope. The fourth flight comes back effective March 25th, 2018, as usual. (Excluding Fridays like this year.) In fact, for 2018 there is an increase of over 10% in seats on the route. But the reality is that ...

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by klm617
Sun Oct 01, 2017 2:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Detroit Air Service Discussion 2017
Replies: 1784
Views: 134496

Re: Detroit Air Service Discussion Part 5

DL DTW-AMS MAR 4>3


As I suspected the additional DTW-CDG would cause a reduction in DTW-AMS so no real gain at all for Detroit.

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by klm617
Sun Oct 01, 2017 2:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 10/1/2017: UA Drops MSP-LAX
Replies: 74
Views: 11580

Re: OAG Changes 10/1/2017: UA Drops MSP-LAX

DL DTW-AMS MAR 4>3


As I suspected the additional DTW-CDG would cause a reduction in DTW-AMS

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by klm617
Sat Sep 30, 2017 11:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Detroit Air Service Discussion 2017
Replies: 1784
Views: 134496

Re: Detroit Air Service Discussion Part 5

You clearly didn't do the actual math, didja? Well, I did. It has 3.5 times the seats, to 3.15 times the pax. If you took the numbers I gave in a post in this page and divided them, you would see that. As for YUL, are you really making the choking argument again? It wasn't true for the LHR route, a...

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by klm617
Sat Sep 30, 2017 11:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Detroit Air Service Discussion 2017
Replies: 1784
Views: 134496

Re: Detroit Air Service Discussion Part 5

It's not an assumption. It's a figure on both wiki and the DoT report. https://www.transportation.gov/policy/aviation-policy/us-international-air-passenger-and-freight-statistics-report ATL numbers to London 586140 DTW numbers to London 185147 I suspect that the London numbers out of Detroit to ris...

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by klm617
Sat Sep 30, 2017 11:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Would BA or DL consider RSW?
Replies: 33
Views: 3854

Re: Would BA or DL consider RSW?

DL has the RSW to Europe captured over ATL no need to add a direct link to Europe.

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by klm617
Sat Sep 30, 2017 12:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Detroit Air Service Discussion 2017
Replies: 1784
Views: 134496

Re: Detroit Air Service Discussion Part 5

Actually, it's 3.15 times bigger on the LHR route. As a whole, Atlanta's CSA is about 8% bigger, a helluva lot wealthier, and has only one airport with commercial service, as opposed to the Detroit CSA (which includes Windsor) and has 3. Show me numbers to your statement about ATL being "3.15 ...

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by klm617
Fri Sep 29, 2017 7:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Detroit Air Service Discussion 2017
Replies: 1784
Views: 134496

Re: Detroit Air Service Discussion Part 5

Try to understand this: DTW and MSP are hubs because Northwest was desperate to find somewhere - anywhere - they could build a fortress hub. All the more desirable options - New York, Chicago, Los Angeles, Miami - were taken by stronger, quicker-to-get-there competitors. NW was left with Minneapoli...

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by klm617
Fri Sep 29, 2017 5:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Strategy for the last 10 years
Replies: 22
Views: 2906

Re: Delta Strategy for the last 10 years

Yeah - thanks for reminding me. ATL/DTW/MSP/SLC generate high yields / profits, and DL uses those to buy business in the ultra competitive markets NYC/SEA/LAX. Having three fortress hubs with minimal competition which allows them to make a TON of money, money that pays for the extremely high costs ...

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by klm617
Fri Sep 29, 2017 5:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Detroit Air Service Discussion 2017
Replies: 1784
Views: 134496

Re: Detroit Air Service Discussion Part 5

The technical term for ignoring connections is "lie of omission", because connections are a big part of it. The enormous O&D gap between ATL and DTW justifies slapping a bigger hub on Atlanta (in that ATL can fill more planes with natives, too). Again, consider Austin. The reason BA c...

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by klm617
Fri Sep 29, 2017 5:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Detroit Air Service Discussion 2017
Replies: 1784
Views: 134496

Re: Detroit Air Service Discussion Part 5

So much irony in this statement.... If we really want to "balance out capacity at the hubs", why don't we move some of the DTW-Asia capacity to MSP/SLC/ATL/CVG/BOS.... It's the only way to be "fair" to every hub, regardless of which airport has more O&D..... Absolutely let's...

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by klm617
Fri Sep 29, 2017 2:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Detroit Air Service Discussion 2017
Replies: 1784
Views: 134496

Re: Detroit Air Service Discussion Part 5

I suggest then for Delta to move on flight from ATL to DTW and start flowing more connections over DTW to London connection passengers are fluid so balance out the capacity at the hubs and the numbers will fluctuate accordingly. So much irony in this statement.... If we really want to "balance...

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by klm617
Fri Sep 29, 2017 2:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Detroit Air Service Discussion 2017
Replies: 1784
Views: 134496

Re: Detroit Air Service Discussion Part 5

Even so, Detroit isn't the underserved one. I did the math and Atlanta has 1169F/336J/1155Y+/5614Y seats a week. Detroit has 360F/290Y+/1430Y. Those numbers are about proportional to the seats being sold, but Atlanta offers many, many more connections, a stronger economy and business environment, a...

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by klm617
Fri Sep 29, 2017 11:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Detroit Air Service Discussion 2017
Replies: 1784
Views: 134496

Re: Detroit Air Service Discussion Part 5

NYC-LON does not have excess capacity. It's one of the world's biggest air markets, and competition to boot. ATL-LHR has a lot of capacity because it carries an arseload of connections that Delta finds it more efficient to route through ATL. ATL is also, as it happens, the world's busiest airport -...

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by klm617
Fri Sep 29, 2017 1:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Detroit Air Service Discussion 2017
Replies: 1784
Views: 134496

Re: Detroit Air Service Discussion Part 5

The capacity on all routes is kept this way, because of simple economics. Every business (except charities) is out to make the most profit it possibly can. This means that airlines will put a plane on whichever route it will make them the most cash. While Delta could use its frames to make LHR 2x ,...

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by klm617
Fri Sep 29, 2017 12:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Detroit Air Service Discussion 2017
Replies: 1784
Views: 134496

Re: Detroit Air Service Discussion Part 5

Are you rooting for the region or the airport? The former only stands to gain from YQG service. If there's one thing everyone but you and KLM617 have understood by now, it's that there isn't room for another carrier flying London to Detroit. And that is one thing you and most other people don't und...

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