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by klm617
Tue Sep 19, 2017 6:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Icelandair Announces DFW
Replies: 87
Views: 8303

Re: Icelandair Announces DFW

The 757 is paid for, so having it sit on the ground doesn't cost them too much. It's not the cost--it's the potential lost revenue. But given the Iceland air service market these days probably it's just as good for loss avoidance. As I assume you know that every aircraft needs A, B and C check. FI ...

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by klm617
Tue Sep 19, 2017 6:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WOW Air increased 98 % in one year
Replies: 6
Views: 1522

Re: WOW Air increased 98 % in one year

Let's hope it doesn't decrease 100% in the next.

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by klm617
Tue Sep 19, 2017 3:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Korean Air axes Houston
Replies: 53
Views: 10023

Re: Korean Air axes Houston

From what I have seen the bread and butter of KE @ IAH was transfer traffic to markets like Vietnam. As IAH receives ever more international options, the uniqueness of KE has diminished among this very price sensitive market. Unlike other US gateways, KE cant fall back on its core ethnic traffic ei...

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by klm617
Tue Sep 19, 2017 2:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL to go all A330's on NYC-LHR From April 2018
Replies: 43
Views: 9458

Re: DL to go all A330's on NYC-LHR From April 2018

The 767-400 is one of the worst planes in the Delta fleet cramped along with the 738 and 739. Why would Delta not move all the flights to the A330 from LHR then.

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by klm617
Tue Sep 19, 2017 12:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA's Next US Destination
Replies: 421
Views: 39557

Re: BA's Next US Destination

What is the biggest United States market that BA does not currently serve. St. Louis. Charlotte and Portland are still smaller. CSAs are a better measure of market size. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Combined_statistical_area PDX comes in with 3.16 million for 2016. STL is below that at 2.91 mill...

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by klm617
Mon Sep 18, 2017 11:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA's Next US Destination
Replies: 421
Views: 39557

Re: BA's Next US Destination

What is the biggest United States market that BA does not currently serve.

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by klm617
Mon Sep 18, 2017 11:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New BA route to be announced tomorrow?
Replies: 122
Views: 15850

Re: New BA route to be announced tomorrow?

by738 wrote:
BREECH wrote:
It's going to be LGW. With all that traffic, flying is a reasonable option. And congestion charges make will make it economical.

Yet there are no plans for 789's out of LGW?


Exactly that was my thought.

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by klm617
Mon Sep 18, 2017 9:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Korean Air axes Houston
Replies: 53
Views: 10023

Re: Korean Air axes Houston

SANFan wrote:
Frees up an aircraft... Hmmmm, let's see, how about getting ICN-SAN going!?

bb



3 weekly ICN-DTW on KE

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by klm617
Mon Sep 18, 2017 9:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New BA route to be announced tomorrow?
Replies: 122
Views: 15850

Re: New BA route to be announced tomorrow?

Slash787 wrote:
Well as everyone is saying SEZ, so I will go with that.

I went there last month, it was pretty nice.



Wouldn't SEZ be flown out of Gatwick as it's more a leisure destination.

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by klm617
Mon Sep 18, 2017 7:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New BA route to be announced tomorrow?
Replies: 122
Views: 15850

Re: New BA route to be announced tomorrow?

The pilot says "and I'm very happy with what I'm hearing!" - so it's probably going to be somewhere "nice" to layover rather than somewhere uninspiring or dangerous (unless, of course, he has family or relations there) Damman or Detroit then :D Ok my turn and I'm going for one o...

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by klm617
Mon Sep 18, 2017 6:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New BA route to be announced tomorrow?
Replies: 122
Views: 15850

Re: New BA route to be announced tomorrow?

Midwestindy wrote:
DTW @klm



Trying not to get my hopes up for a big let down. But I have to admit I'm a bit giddy about this news

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by klm617
Mon Sep 18, 2017 6:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New BA route to be announced tomorrow?
Replies: 122
Views: 15850

Re: New BA route to be announced tomorrow?

DTW would be amazing but it could also be PIT, CLT or STL . As far as outside of the USA how about HRE

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by klm617
Mon Sep 18, 2017 1:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NK schedule extension late spring/early summer
Replies: 37
Views: 2771

Re: NK schedule extension late spring/early summer

I really think that if NK could replicate what Airtran did in FNT that FNT would be a great add for NK with flights to LAS, MCO, RSW TPA and FLL. People really like the ease of access there plus the cheaper parking. I think they could do a lot better than Allegiant fly to secondary airports in Flori...

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by klm617
Sun Sep 17, 2017 11:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA's Next US Destination
Replies: 421
Views: 39557

Re: BA's Next US Destination

And why do people do that do they not realize that by inflating the numbers of another airport is never going to land them more convenient services if anything that means that carriers are going to routinely add flights to those larger markets because people are willing to drive over an hour rather...

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by klm617
Sun Sep 17, 2017 11:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Korean Air axes Houston
Replies: 53
Views: 10023

Re: Korean Air axes Houston

Maybe this has something to do with the DL joint venture and moving capacity to other markets Why would KE waste valuable assets on a market that is heavy with competition to Asia when they can just route those ICN passengers over ATL and fill those flights. KE can use the aircraft some where else ...

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by klm617
Sun Sep 17, 2017 2:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA's Next US Destination
Replies: 421
Views: 39557

Re: BA's Next US Destination

It's very odd that MKE was not on that list. I wonder if that's because most from MKE heading to Europe just drive to ORD adding to Chicago's numbers From downtown MKE to ORD is 1hour-1 hour and 25 minutes, makes sense that there would be a significant amount of TATL bleed from MKE to ORD. Various ...

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by klm617
Sun Sep 17, 2017 2:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Frontier Announcing Multiple New Routes
Replies: 113
Views: 9392

Re: Frontier Expansion at SJC

Hopefully we will see SJC-DTW added it's a badly need link in the Detroit market.

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by klm617
Sun Sep 17, 2017 12:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Detroit Air Service Discussion Part 5
Replies: 1269
Views: 89208

Re: Detroit Air Service Discussion Part 5

I am wondering if Detroit's close proximity to the Amazon CVG hub will carry any weight in the decision. As far as mass transit goes can't Southeast Michigan put together a plan of what they intend to do as far as infrastructure (Public Transit) and grow that along with Amazon's requirements after a...

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by klm617
Sun Sep 17, 2017 1:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA's Next US Destination
Replies: 421
Views: 39557

Re: BA's Next US Destination

Anyone read this article: http://www.anna.aero/2017/09/13/kansas-city-becomes-the-largest-unserved-market-in-the-us-from-europe/ It's looking at total TATL. MCI, CMH, and JAX top the list. While not LHR, ULCC to any of these? It's very odd that MKE was not on that list. I wonder if that's because m...

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by klm617
Sat Sep 16, 2017 8:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Could Icelandair make LGA work?
Replies: 32
Views: 3874

Re: Could Icelandair make LGA work?

Why not operate LGA-YHZ-KEF with 5th freedom

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by klm617
Sat Sep 16, 2017 3:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL Future Expansion
Replies: 296
Views: 29156

Re: DL Future Expansion

I realize this will never satisfy the usual suspects, but one interesting way you can judge an airport is by what leaders of other airports have to say about it. I can assure you that people who run airports think that ATL is a marvel. And not just for operational efficiency. The volume of people t...

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by klm617
Fri Sep 15, 2017 11:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL Future Expansion
Replies: 296
Views: 29156

Re: DL Future Expansion

Not sure how to reply to that other than, life is tough sometimes. I'm interested in how you board flights without interacting with the agent. I fly a lot of short, lightly-loaded CRJ flights with w&b issues, so I do probably see agents doing somewhat more substantive work than other folks do. ...

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by klm617
Fri Sep 15, 2017 11:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL Future Expansion
Replies: 296
Views: 29156

Re: DL Future Expansion

[ I agree while I don't fly though there as much as some of you I have not had one seamless connection at ATL. Each time I have transferred there it has be a stressful experience from having my seat given away when the plane I was suppose to be on was still at the gate due to no fault of my own bec...

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by klm617
Fri Sep 15, 2017 7:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL Future Expansion
Replies: 296
Views: 29156

Re: DL Future Expansion

Sightseer wrote:
Unrelated to ATL, there is another thread saying BA's AUS flight will be on a 744(!) next summer. I wonder what that means for AUS-AMS.


Means nothing at all if anything less likely as BA is dumping more seats in the market

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by klm617
Fri Sep 15, 2017 7:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL Future Expansion
Replies: 296
Views: 29156

Re: DL Future Expansion

Off topic, but IMO, ATL is the best U.S. domestic (and one of the top in the World) to connect through...if connecting on the hub carrier. Agreed that terminals are too small for number of peeps today, but the pure size of it's operation means that connections are plentiful, frequencies are excelle...

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by klm617
Fri Sep 15, 2017 5:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL Future Expansion
Replies: 296
Views: 29156

Re: DL Future Expansion

The pylons for boarding groups are an enormous step backward as far as gate crowding and, as you say, while the train and hallway layout isn't Delta's fault, it does not make for a good experience. Absolutely not. The pylons have moved the SP/Z1/2/3 masses out of the way so pre-boarders and now the...

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by klm617
Fri Sep 15, 2017 5:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL Future Expansion
Replies: 296
Views: 29156

Re: DL Future Expansion

I am sorry but ATL is one of the worst airports to connect through. The concourses are overly crowded, the walks between connections can be lengthy, there are no moving walkways in the concourses, and there is an overall lack of quality eateries at the airport. I would much prefer to connect in DTW...

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by klm617
Fri Sep 15, 2017 1:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Detroit Air Service Discussion Part 5
Replies: 1269
Views: 89208

Re: Detroit Air Service Discussion Part 5

Hard to believe that PIT can land a dedicated freighter flight but the airport that feeds one of the biggest manufacturing bases in the United States still has ZERO dedicated cargo flights. Somebody is sleeping on the job I'd say. With all the ties between the Detroit area with Korea and China beca...

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by klm617
Fri Sep 15, 2017 12:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Detroit Air Service Discussion Part 5
Replies: 1269
Views: 89208

Re: Detroit Air Service Discussion Part 5

I actually think that the Detroit metro area is the darkhorse favorite for Amazon HQ2 for a few reasons: 1) Amazon could build it's campus in downtown Detroit in a way that would be almost impossible to do in any other major American city (Pittsburgh has such a site, but lousy air service). 2) The ...

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by klm617
Thu Sep 14, 2017 11:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Detroit Air Service Discussion Part 5
Replies: 1269
Views: 89208

Re: Detroit Air Service Discussion Part 5

Hard to believe that PIT can land a dedicated freighter flight but the airport that feeds one of the biggest manufacturing bases in the United States still has ZERO dedicated cargo flights. Somebody is sleeping on the job I'd say. With all the ties between the Detroit area with Korea and China becau...

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by klm617
Thu Sep 14, 2017 7:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Detroit Air Service Discussion Part 5
Replies: 1269
Views: 89208

Re: Detroit Air Service Discussion Part 5

If Amazon decided to choose Detroit as their 2nd HQ, which at this moment sounds extremely promising, what effect will it have on air travel in the region? Will Delta win the corporate contracts? Or will this prompt more flag carriers? Some of my colleagues keep me pretty informed about the happeni...

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by klm617
Thu Sep 14, 2017 12:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Detroit Air Service Discussion Part 5
Replies: 1269
Views: 89208

Re: Detroit Air Service Discussion Part 5

Between 2010 and 2016, Atlanta Metropolitan Area grew 9.5% Between 2010 and 2016, Minneapolis Metropolitan Area grew 6.0% Between 2010 and 2016, Detroit Metropolitan Area grew 0.0% That is quite a contrast, too. http://www.startribune.com/twin-cities-population-growth-lags-other-major-u-s-cities/41...

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by klm617
Thu Sep 14, 2017 10:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Detroit Air Service Discussion Part 5
Replies: 1269
Views: 89208

Re: Detroit Air Service Discussion Part 5

For the past year they have been many ATL adds. ATL-ICN ATL-PVG ATL-HAV ATL-PTP and FTF with skyteam partner AF ATL to Mexico at least 6 adds via DL and skyteam partner AM The Detroit adds. DTW-SNA DTW-MEX via AM Quite a contrast wouldn't you say. . Between 2010 and 2016, Atlanta Metropolitan Area ...

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by klm617
Thu Sep 14, 2017 12:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Detroit Air Service Discussion Part 5
Replies: 1269
Views: 89208

Re: Detroit Air Service Discussion Part 5

Let's get back on track, or else the thread will be closed. A fair question that the little klm and the reasonable people here would both be interested in is why DL chose MSP and SLC for KL service, but not DTW. Personally, I couldn't care less about such small ball, but it is definitely a fair (an...

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by klm617
Thu Sep 14, 2017 12:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Detroit Air Service Discussion Part 5
Replies: 1269
Views: 89208

Re: Detroit Air Service Discussion Part 5

Let's get back on track, or else the thread will be closed. A fair question that the little klm and the reasonable people here would both be interested in is why DL chose MSP and SLC for KL service, but not DTW. Personally, I couldn't care less about such small ball, but it is definitely a fair (an...

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by klm617
Wed Sep 13, 2017 10:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Detroit Air Service Discussion Part 5
Replies: 1269
Views: 89208

Re: Detroit Air Service Discussion Part 5

It interesting that you mention that because I was thinking the same thing that 4X daily DTW-AMS will not last much longer with the trend of shifting away international traffic from DTW and moving it to SLC, MSP and ATL. I was thinking that next summer there will only be 3 daily AMS but we shall se...

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by klm617
Wed Sep 13, 2017 5:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Detroit Air Service Discussion Part 5
Replies: 1269
Views: 89208

Re: Detroit Air Service Discussion Part 5

Well we are kind of running out of time here does anyone expect anything new from Delta as far as summer 2018 goes ?

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by klm617
Wed Sep 13, 2017 12:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL Future Expansion
Replies: 296
Views: 29156

Re: DL Future Expansion

You removed a fraction of my statement and took it out of context. Ironic: you speak of missing context, yet lack the wherewithal to notice WHY I quoted only that specific part of your statement....... Delta is more weary and more conservative when starting international routes, especially when the...

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by klm617
Wed Sep 13, 2017 1:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Detroit Air Service Discussion Part 5
Replies: 1269
Views: 89208

Re: Detroit Air Service Discussion Part 5

YHZ is less than 30 per day, HNL could happen again some day, seasonally. RST, ICT, FSD are less than 30 per day and ANC is in the same boat as HNL, seasonally would be best bet. Add the transfer passengers and you got enough for one daily CR7 to all those markets. You're right, but I think a goal ...

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by klm617
Wed Sep 13, 2017 12:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Detroit Air Service Discussion Part 5
Replies: 1269
Views: 89208

Re: Detroit Air Service Discussion Part 5

Where else is there to go though for DL and domestic service? DL just added the largest market with no nonstop. SNA has been leaving full or oversold the last few days, so if this flight is profitable, I assume the most logical thing to do would be introduce DTW-SJC. The new SNA service hasn't and ...

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by klm617
Wed Sep 13, 2017 12:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Detroit Air Service Discussion Part 5
Replies: 1269
Views: 89208

Re: Detroit Air Service Discussion Part 5

At the same time, Delta doesn't add something to ATL with every announcement, and you wouldn't deny that they treasure it deeply. For the past year they have been many ATL adds. ATL-ICN ATL-PVG ATL-HAV ATL-PTP and FTF with skyteam partner AF ATL to Mexico at least 6 adds via DL and skyteam partner ...

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by klm617
Wed Sep 13, 2017 12:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Detroit Air Service Discussion Part 5
Replies: 1269
Views: 89208

Re: Detroit Air Service Discussion Part 5

Where else is there to go though for DL and domestic service? DL just added the largest market with no nonstop. SNA has been leaving full or oversold the last few days, so if this flight is profitable, I assume the most logical thing to do would be introduce DTW-SJC. The new SNA service hasn't and ...

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by klm617
Tue Sep 12, 2017 10:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Detroit Air Service Discussion Part 5
Replies: 1269
Views: 89208

Re: Detroit Air Service Discussion Part 5

NK's universe is much more than just DTW. You guys sure talk like BDL and BNA are sure bets, but there are lots of other opportunities out there besides just DTW-specific routes for NK. That said, I see BNA more plausible than BDL. I have to agree with this if DTW was as important as some make it o...

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by klm617
Tue Sep 12, 2017 12:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL Future Expansion
Replies: 296
Views: 29156

Re: DL Future Expansion

I've been following Delta Air Lines very closely since the early 2000's. Any future international DL growth will be limited to TATL where they are one of the strongest airlines. TPAC flying right now has way to many seats for all airlines and its tough for anyone to pay the rent. Starting anything ...

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by klm617
Mon Sep 11, 2017 9:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL Future Expansion
Replies: 296
Views: 29156

Re: DL Future Expansion

I'm not sure if you have heard, but Delta's two largest TATL hubs are ATL and JFK, and MKE has plenty of service to both. Please provide me with a link to where I can find MKE to JFK nonstops Its true DL only flies to LGA. But why all this talk about MKE to ATL. What would prevent people from just ...

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by klm617
Mon Sep 11, 2017 2:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Atlanta Air Service Discussion
Replies: 139
Views: 12566

Re: Atlanta Air Service Discussion

Hurricane update: Delta has cancelled 800 flights as Irma, now a tropical storm, nears Atlanta. More cancellations could follow depending on the severity of the weather. Southwest has also canceled about half of their Atlanta flights today. So what will Delta do will they upgauge or add frequency a...

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by klm617
Sun Sep 10, 2017 8:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spirit Temporarily Moves HQ Back to DTW
Replies: 15
Views: 4258

Re: Spirit Temporarily Moves HQ Back to DTW

They won't stay there since they don't own their temporary headquarters. They only rent the place. NK "only" rents their space in Florida as well - they don't lease it. The high costs of living in Southern Florida have prompted NK to private consider moving its HQ in the recent past, but ...

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by klm617
Sun Sep 10, 2017 1:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL Future Expansion
Replies: 296
Views: 29156

Re: DL Future Expansion

I am also thinking that GRR-AMS is not out of the question. A lot of expansion has gone on there and it's closer to Northern Michigan a big tourist draw. Michigan broke all records this year as far as tourism so a GRR-AMS link makes sense.

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by klm617
Sun Sep 10, 2017 3:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Detroit Air Service Discussion Part 5
Replies: 1269
Views: 89208

Re: Detroit Air Service Discussion Part 5

lavalampluva wrote:
klm617 wrote:
Within 12 months EK will announce DTW-DXB

Based on what evidence? :biggrin:



Have faith my friend.

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by klm617
Sun Sep 10, 2017 12:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL Future Expansion
Replies: 296
Views: 29156

Re: DL Future Expansion

I think DTW-MAN and DTW-DUB should be givens as these are pretty big holes in the Delta network.

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