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by klm617
Fri May 26, 2017 7:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US/Canada Cities that have daily service to All MLB Cities
Replies: 35
Views: 3183

Re: US/Canada Cities that have daily service to All MLB Cities

Detroit does including Oakland.

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by klm617
Fri May 26, 2017 7:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA and DL in BOS as focus city. Is the future uncertain?
Replies: 64
Views: 5171

Re: AA and DL in BOS as focus city. Is the future uncertain?

Overall, I do see DL continuing to make small adds here and there at BOS. It looks like they'll be slightly over 100 departures a day by September with the already announced additions of AUS, MCI, JAX, and ORF. I could see DL adding the following destinations: FCO - summer seasonal, would complemen...

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by klm617
Fri May 26, 2017 7:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta and Korean sign JVA
Replies: 215
Views: 21346

Re: Delta and Korean sign JVA

Probably said before, but I'll say it again. 1. The NRT hub is about to die. DL will try to switch US-TYO ops to HND, and the TYO-Asia ops will die and be replaced by KE flights from ICN. 2. More US-ICN flights. The wide-bodies flying intra-Asia flights will be available to do that. 3. More TATL+Tr...

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by klm617
Fri May 26, 2017 6:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta and Korean sign JVA
Replies: 215
Views: 21346

Re: Delta and Korean sign JVA

Probably said before, but I'll say it again. 1. The NRT hub is about to die. DL will try to switch US-TYO ops to HND, and the TYO-Asia ops will die and be replaced by KE flights from ICN. 2. More US-ICN flights. The wide-bodies flying intra-Asia flights will be available to do that. 3. More TATL+Tr...

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by klm617
Fri May 26, 2017 12:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Detroit Air Service Discussion Part 5
Replies: 497
Views: 25975

Re: Detroit Air Service Discussion Part 5

And the only reason you want old KL metal and not old DL metal is because KL is part of the magical NW bubble you seem to live in No because KLM service all around is way better than Delta. Deal with KLM cabin crew and service agents and you will see the difference. I haven't really been impressed ...

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by klm617
Thu May 25, 2017 4:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Detroit Air Service Discussion Part 5
Replies: 497
Views: 25975

Re: Detroit Air Service Discussion Part 5

Speaking of O&D, there was an interesting slide on the recent Air France Investor Day presentation discussed on another thread. It spoke about the JV between DL,KL,and AF and how they wanted to increase hub to hub traffic. They defined this as ATL,MSP and DTW to CDG and AMS. The slide stated th...

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by klm617
Thu May 25, 2017 12:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Detroit Air Service Discussion Part 5
Replies: 497
Views: 25975

Re: Detroit Air Service Discussion Part 5

Speaking of O&D, there was an interesting slide on the recent Air France Investor Day presentation discussed on another thread. It spoke about the JV between DL,KL,and AF and how they wanted to increase hub to hub traffic. They defined this as ATL,MSP and DTW to CDG and AMS. The slide stated th...

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by klm617
Wed May 24, 2017 11:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MSP - Role In DL Network and Expansion Potential
Replies: 266
Views: 20002

Re: MSP - Role In DL Network and Expansion Potential

I have seen the data. Given the size of the hub and the local markets, MSP could support a flight to TYO and ICN just fine. There is a hub on both sides with ICN and MSP. There is no reason with all the connections and the local market MSP couldnt support both. I do think that MSP-TYO should have s...

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by klm617
Wed May 24, 2017 8:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MSP - Role In DL Network and Expansion Potential
Replies: 266
Views: 20002

Re: MSP - Role In DL Network and Expansion Potential

There is not a single DL hub that does not have one or more flights to AMS or CDG or both. They are not duplicative. They are accretive. Of course MSP will be connected with DL's JV partner at ICN. Delta is way stronger in Europe than iit is in Asia and the scope of the ICN hub will never be what A...

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by klm617
Wed May 24, 2017 8:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MSP - Role In DL Network and Expansion Potential
Replies: 266
Views: 20002

Re: MSP - Role In DL Network and Expansion Potential

Delta is not going to operate a MSP-ICN link just so MSP originating passengers can have onestop service to BKK, TPE, MNL and SIN What do BKK, TPE, MNL, and SIN have do with anything? ICN provies access to 65+ destinations KE serves in Asia and prevents customers in many destinations from having to...

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by klm617
Wed May 24, 2017 8:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Where will Hainan fly to in the US next?
Replies: 29
Views: 2445

Re: Where will Hainan fly to in the US next?

I think Detroit is a very good bet.

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by klm617
Wed May 24, 2017 6:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MSP - Role In DL Network and Expansion Potential
Replies: 266
Views: 20002

Re: MSP - Role In DL Network and Expansion Potential

I have seen the data. Given the size of the hub and the local markets, MSP could support a flight to TYO and ICN just fine. There is a hub on both sides with ICN and MSP. There is no reason with all the connections and the local market MSP couldnt support both. I do think that MSP-TYO should have s...

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by klm617
Wed May 24, 2017 6:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MSP - Role In DL Network and Expansion Potential
Replies: 266
Views: 20002

Re: MSP - Role In DL Network and Expansion Potential

Where is your hard data. I am just stating my observation if you want to believe me or not it's no skin off my back time will tell who is right and who is wrong. Where is YOUR hard data? You can't ask without providing the same in return? Jeremy I have seen the data. Given the size of the hub and t...

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by klm617
Wed May 24, 2017 6:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MSP - Role In DL Network and Expansion Potential
Replies: 266
Views: 20002

Re: MSP - Role In DL Network and Expansion Potential

Where is your hard data. I am just stating my observation if you want to believe me or not it's no skin off my back time will tell who is right and who is wrong. Where is YOUR hard data? You can't ask without providing the same in return? Jeremy I have seen the data. Given the size of the hub and t...

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by klm617
Wed May 24, 2017 5:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MSP - Role In DL Network and Expansion Potential
Replies: 266
Views: 20002

Re: MSP - Role In DL Network and Expansion Potential

I think you just aren't appreciating how hubs work. MSP has 3 to 4 daily widebodies to AMS. Now, why do you suppose that is? Is it local demand? What might that tell us about MSP-ICN demand? For the same reason MSP is not linked to MEX,FCO and FRA. AMS and CDG are way bigger players in the Delta sy...

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by klm617
Wed May 24, 2017 5:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MSP - Role In DL Network and Expansion Potential
Replies: 266
Views: 20002

Re: MSP - Role In DL Network and Expansion Potential

That is some convoluted logic and quite ironic considering that your history of thinking almost everything NW/DL management says is a lie. Bastian's comments were just posturing to get political support for their MSP-HND application, take them with a large grain of salt. PDX-Asia was not a topic on...

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by klm617
Wed May 24, 2017 4:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MSP - Role In DL Network and Expansion Potential
Replies: 266
Views: 20002

Re: MSP - Role In DL Network and Expansion Potential

That is some convoluted logic and quite ironic considering that your history of thinking almost everything NW/DL management says is a lie. Bastian's comments were just posturing to get political support for their MSP-HND application, take them with a large grain of salt. PDX-Asia was not a topic on...

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by klm617
Wed May 24, 2017 10:34 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airports with only one 747 pax service left
Replies: 66
Views: 6367

Re: Airports with only one 747 pax service left

KTPAFlyer wrote:
Armodeen wrote:
MAN only has VS these days, although they do fly multiple destinations with it.


Just realized that by that metric, DTW has only DL, but they fly it to multiple destinations as well.


DTW has LH and DL

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by klm617
Tue May 23, 2017 11:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MSP - Role In DL Network and Expansion Potential
Replies: 266
Views: 20002

Re: MSP - Role In DL Network and Expansion Potential

Hard data klm617, not some self created prophecy please. Not trying to be rude or anything, but the way you make your guesses sound like hard facts to us klm617 warrants a challenge to back up your statement. Where is your hard data. I am just stating my observation if you want to believe me or not...

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by klm617
Tue May 23, 2017 11:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MSP - Role In DL Network and Expansion Potential
Replies: 266
Views: 20002

Re: MSP - Role In DL Network and Expansion Potential

Huh? MSP-TYO only exists today because it was awarded the HND slot making HND only accessible over MSP from most of the Delta network. MSP-TYO was as good as dead if it wasn't awarded the HND slot Ed Bastian said so and he didn't make that comment about the PDX-TYO market meaning linking PDX to Asi...

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by klm617
Tue May 23, 2017 6:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MSP - Role In DL Network and Expansion Potential
Replies: 266
Views: 20002

Re: MSP - Role In DL Network and Expansion Potential

You can't tell me with a straight face that there is that many MSP originating passengers that are traveling to MNL, TPE, SIN and BKK to warrant a nonstop from MSP to ICN to give these passenger one stop service. Huh? MSP-TYO only exists today because it was awarded the HND slot making HND only acc...

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by klm617
Tue May 23, 2017 5:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MSP - Role In DL Network and Expansion Potential
Replies: 266
Views: 20002

Re: MSP - Role In DL Network and Expansion Potential

I'll be you a plate of kimchi that MSP will have ICN service under a DL/KE JV. MSP is an important O&D in its own right and one of Delta's largest hubs with ideal geography to Asia. It has sustained NRT service for decades, and HKG for a time. With the draw down of NRT, MSP loses one-stop conne...

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by klm617
Tue May 23, 2017 3:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MSP - Role In DL Network and Expansion Potential
Replies: 266
Views: 20002

Re: MSP - Role In DL Network and Expansion Potential

you heard it here first Delta is not starting MSP-ICN Delta does not view MSP as a viable option when it comes to serving Asia their network with DTW,SEA and to a lessor extent ATL has Asia well covered PDX to ICN will come before MSP-ICN I don't even think BOS is in the cards at this point.. I'll ...

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by klm617
Tue May 23, 2017 10:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MSP - Role In DL Network and Expansion Potential
Replies: 266
Views: 20002

Re: MSP - Role In DL Network and Expansion Potential

DL's MSP-HND had a higher LF in the first full month than it operated than AA's LAX-HND or UA's SFO-HND both of which operated with night slots before they became daytime flights. NH's HND-ORD and -JFK, and JL's HND-SFO all carried fewer passengers than DL's MSP-HND. NH's ORD-HND flight had a 62% L...

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by klm617
Tue May 23, 2017 12:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What aircraft is this?
Replies: 16
Views: 2480

Re: What aircraft is this?

Another thing to note in this picture is the aircraft is pretty low to the ground maybe an F27 or Herald. Also the door she is exiting from appears to be almost directly under the tail.

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by klm617
Mon May 22, 2017 5:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MSP - Role In DL Network and Expansion Potential
Replies: 266
Views: 20002

Re: MSP - Role In DL Network and Expansion Potential

I really don't see MSP-ICN happening. With ATL, DTW, and SEA they have pretty much all the bases covered. I think before we see ICN-MSP we will see PDX-ICN but hey what do I know. As stated by many MSP just doesn't have the Asian O/D traffic to support such a flight something Delta looks for when ad...

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by klm617
Mon May 22, 2017 5:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MSP - Role In DL Network and Expansion Potential
Replies: 266
Views: 20002

Re: MSP - Role In DL Network and Expansion Potential

I feel like Delta will find a way to weasel out of the DOT mandates around the HND flight and move it to either DTW or SEA. I know the DOT was pretty explicit that they'd take the slot away and give it to AA but some how some way (especially now with a new administration), they'll find a way to get...

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by klm617
Mon May 22, 2017 11:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Metropolitan Airways?
Replies: 57
Views: 5488

Re: Metropolitan Airways?

Detroit City Airport doesn't currently have a viable airline terminal. The current terminal has, except for a few offices, been abandoned and largely unmaintained since 1993 or 1994 and is nearly 70 years old. I also can't imagine that there's anybody out there clamoring to fly DET-BLV. The termina...

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by klm617
Mon May 22, 2017 11:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Metropolitan Airways?
Replies: 57
Views: 5488

Re: Metropolitan Airways?

Yeah, I tossed this in the dumpster-fire known as the DTW-thread a few weeks back but it only got brief discussion. They got an article written-up in one of the Detroit area business publications. http://www.dbusiness.com/daily-news/Annual-2017/Metropolitan-Airways-Plans-to-Offer-Business-Flights-a...

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by klm617
Sun May 21, 2017 10:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Metropolitan Airways?
Replies: 57
Views: 5488

Re: Metropolitan Airways?

Detroit City Airport doesn't currently have a viable airline terminal. The current terminal has, except for a few offices, been abandoned and largely unmaintained since 1993 or 1994 and is nearly 70 years old. I also can't imagine that there's anybody out there clamoring to fly DET-BLV. The termina...

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by klm617
Sun May 21, 2017 10:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Metropolitan Airways?
Replies: 57
Views: 5488

Re: Metropolitan Airways?

I really don't see this coming to fruitation but I think they would be much better off using an F70 or F100 verses the RJ100

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by klm617
Sun May 21, 2017 7:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MSP - Role In DL Network and Expansion Potential
Replies: 266
Views: 20002

Re: MSP - Role In DL Network and Expansion Potential

Delta just love trying to bully other airlines. So, when UA added RDU-LGA (non-hub to non-hub) in retaliation to DL's RDU focus city expansion with flights to EWR, who's the bully there? You, along with some other posters, have an anti-Delta bias that borders on the irrational. First of all I don't...

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by klm617
Sun May 21, 2017 4:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EgyptAir 804 crash 1yr on... answers?
Replies: 31
Views: 6236

Re: EgyptAir 804 crash 1yr on... answers?

cedarjet wrote:
One theory at this point is the copilot's iPhone caught fire



I find that very hard to believe as one would have ample time to declare an emergency if a cell phone was on fire no less being able to put it out.

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by klm617
Sun May 21, 2017 2:55 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Twins vs. quads and international over water routings.
Replies: 46
Views: 3356

Re: Twins vs. quads and international over water routings.

While I understand that twins are less expensive to operate than tri jets or quads has the ETOPs rules that they are required to abide by adding more flight time to their international over water routing because of there requirement to be so many mile from the nearest suitable airport incase of an ...

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by klm617
Sun May 21, 2017 1:06 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Cities with alternate airports
Replies: 44
Views: 3029

Re: Cities with alternate airports

DTW, YQG,DET,YIP DET hasn't had airline service in years, and YIP is only used for cargo and charters. Also, calling Windsor an airport that serves Detroit is a bit of a stretch- the amount of people from the Detroit area who even consider YQG when FNT, MBS, GRR, and TOL are so close must be minusc...

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by klm617
Sun May 21, 2017 12:38 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Twins vs. quads and international over water routings.
Replies: 46
Views: 3356

Twins vs. quads and international over water routings.

While I understand that twins are less expensive to operate than tri jets or quads has the ETOPs rules that they are required to abide by adding more flight time to their international over water routing because of there requirement to be so many mile from the nearest suitable airport incase of an e...

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by klm617
Sun May 21, 2017 2:03 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Cities with alternate airports
Replies: 44
Views: 3029

Re: Cities with alternate airports

Aliqiout wrote:
YYZ/YTZ
SEA/PAE
DFW/DAL
GLA/PIK
ORD/MDW

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by klm617
Sun May 21, 2017 2:00 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Cities with alternate airports
Replies: 44
Views: 3029

Re: Cities with alternate airports

DTW, YQG,DET,YIP

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by klm617
Sat May 20, 2017 8:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why Delta decided to stop being the mean airline...
Replies: 46
Views: 8970

Re: Why Delta decided to stop being the mean airline...

Is it possible someone experienced less-than-ideal service in ATL because he/she/it is a fervent, self-absorbed anti-Delta troll with a chip on his/her/its shoulder... and it showed? :roll: Actually no I was a very happy air traveler until those experiences befell me. In a years time I had flown ab...

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by klm617
Sat May 20, 2017 5:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why Delta decided to stop being the mean airline...
Replies: 46
Views: 8970

Re: Why Delta decided to stop being the mean airline...

I am flying from JAN to AVL next Thursday evening. I was supposed to take this flight last month when Delta had its meltdown, and I rescheduled. I noticed that the flight from ATL to AVL that I will be on was almost 8 hours late last night and didn't arrive until this morning. I hope my flight won'...

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by klm617
Sat May 20, 2017 3:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why Delta decided to stop being the mean airline...
Replies: 46
Views: 8970

Re: Why Delta decided to stop being the mean airline...

It is sooooooooooo humerous how the same people come out swinging anytime something positive is said about DL. Your light is shining bright sweetie dahlings :) This article is nothing but propaganda paid for by Delta. Fact is fact. You can't go anywhere near Delta without seeing anything railing ag...

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by klm617
Sat May 20, 2017 10:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why Delta decided to stop being the mean airline...
Replies: 46
Views: 8970

Re: Why Delta decided to stop being the mean airline...

Respectfully, I would hazard to guess that if you cared enough about aviation to sign up for this board you know who the major players are. Crandall was as mean as a Texas rattlesnake but there is no question he was a great leader and industry innovator. Under his leadership AA pioneered CRSs, adva...

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by klm617
Sat May 20, 2017 10:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why Delta decided to stop being the mean airline...
Replies: 46
Views: 8970

Re: Why Delta decided to stop being the mean airline...

More often than not when traveling Delta I have encountered rude unhelpful Delta CSAs more so in Atlanta than anywhere else. Never had an issue with AA the other carrier I have used most recently for my flights. As for United I really can't say as I have not flown them in eons. As far as foreign ca...

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by klm617
Fri May 19, 2017 10:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Detroit Air Service Discussion Part 5
Replies: 497
Views: 25975

Re: Detroit Air Service Discussion Part 5

WN is a shame to DTW, DL hates DTW. BA/LO/KE/KL/JL/NH/ME3 all have it in their mission statement to punish DTW. Those poor people that don't have hubs anymore would kill to have 50% of what DTW has. Please face reality, DTW is not NYC, LA, CHI, DFW, HOU, DC, MIA, etc. DTW is not the worlds greatest...

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by klm617
Fri May 19, 2017 8:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MSP - Role In DL Network and Expansion Potential
Replies: 266
Views: 20002

Re: MSP - Role In DL Network and Expansion Potential

Wait, you mean Northwest actually had a route fail? All I ever seem to hear from the PMNW camp is how perfect the airline was. Anyways, you are correct. I can't see MSP supporting many additional flights to Europe either. KEF is a treat and I'm surprised DL has managed to make that work two summers...

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by klm617
Fri May 19, 2017 6:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MSP - Role In DL Network and Expansion Potential
Replies: 266
Views: 20002

Re: MSP - Role In DL Network and Expansion Potential

Wait, you mean Northwest actually had a route fail? All I ever seem to hear from the PMNW camp is how perfect the airline was. Anyways, you are correct. I can't see MSP supporting many additional flights to Europe either. KEF is a treat and I'm surprised DL has managed to make that work two summers...

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by klm617
Fri May 19, 2017 3:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why Delta decided to stop being the mean airline...
Replies: 46
Views: 8970

Re: Why Delta decided to stop being the mean airline...

People need to get real Delta is only friendly to those who bolster their bottom line and anyone else who doesn't is fair game. Okay, you made the claim. What's the evidence any other airline is different? More often than not when traveling Delta I have encountered rude unhelpful Delta CSAs more so...

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by klm617
Fri May 19, 2017 3:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta and Korean sign JVA
Replies: 215
Views: 21346

Re: Delta and Korean sign JVA

JetBlue can ask DOT to review it and whatever else they want. To me, its laughable that the DOT will even seriously entertain JetBlue's request when after all, JetBlue has ties to the heavily government subsidized Emirates airlines. Not to worry boys and girls (and B6) tthis JVA will go through. Th...

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