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by DeSpringbokke
Fri May 18, 2018 2:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL to add new routes after agreement with ME3
Replies: 185
Views: 21080

Re: DL to add new routes after agreement with ME3

If an earlier poster is correct, combined with the earlier statement by Bastian, it sounds like Delta returning to India is definitely a real possibility, despite the many haters here denying there is any chance Delta is serious about a return to the subcontinent. Should Delta go ahead and say resum...

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by DeSpringbokke
Wed May 16, 2018 1:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL to add new routes after agreement with ME3
Replies: 185
Views: 21080

Re: DL to add new routes after agreement with ME3

With regards to DTW-India, had NW stayed aloft and received the 787-8s, DTW-DEL/BOM could have been possibilities. However, an independent NWA would have likely built up SEA as a West Coast gateway with 787-8s. Good chance you would have seen SEA-SIN/SYD with 787-8s. SEA-DEL/BOM is actually shorter ...

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by DeSpringbokke
Tue May 15, 2018 5:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL to add new routes after agreement with ME3
Replies: 185
Views: 21080

Re: DL to add new routes after agreement with ME3

This is related but not exactly on topic. With Delta replacing the 77L with the A350-900 on ATL-NRT, like anyone here finds that surprising, Delta could very well launch another ULH 77L flight next year. Right now, only ATL-JNB/PVG and LAX-SYD are slated as 77L flights past March 31. Alternating LAX...

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by DeSpringbokke
Mon May 14, 2018 2:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta A350 New Routes: ATL-NRT, DTW-FRA
Replies: 55
Views: 6818

Re: Delta A350 New Routes: ATL-NRT, DTW-FRA

I’d be shocked if Delta adds another A350-900 TATL flight. The sole A350-900 DTW-AMS exists to achieve better utilisation on the aircraft flying DTW-NRT/PEK, so they don’t have to sit on the ground for 18+ hours.

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by DeSpringbokke
Mon May 14, 2018 1:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta A350 New Routes: ATL-NRT, DTW-FRA
Replies: 55
Views: 6818

Re: Delta A350 New Routes: ATL-NRT, DTW-FRA

Bet you they put the 359 on DTW-FRA in the summer when LH deploys the 744. Yeah no, waste of aircraft. Only reason they fly one A350-900 on DTW-AMS is positioning between DTW-NRT and DTW-PEK as a DTW-NRT-DTW-AMS-DTW-PEK-DTW rotation requires four aircraft. Similar to NW's previous use of 747s on DT...

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by DeSpringbokke
Fri May 11, 2018 1:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta To Resume CMH-SLC, Confirms CMH TATL Interest
Replies: 47
Views: 7143

Re: Delta To Resume CMH-SLC, Confirms CMH TATL Interest

CVG-CDG is doable with the 75S during the Spring/Summer schedule, but it would have trouble in the winter eastbound, likely blocking off seats. I'm guessing this would be seasonal. As for CMH-SLC, I'd bet heavy money this route will eventually be a CSeries route, considering SLC will eventually be a...

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by DeSpringbokke
Wed May 09, 2018 12:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UAL, DAL & AA, who is # 1, 2 & 3 across the Atlantic?
Replies: 49
Views: 7376

Re: UAL, DAL & AA, who is # 1, 2 & 3 across the Atlantic?

I had no idea that UA was so big across the Pacific; their ASM's are bigger than DL and AA combined. As for Atlantic, Q1 2018, UA and DL are pretty close. Looks like DL let slip the PA purchase over time in addition to the NW merger. They should be eons ahead of their competitors. Uh, no, Delta is ...

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by DeSpringbokke
Tue May 08, 2018 2:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UAL, DAL & AA, who is # 1, 2 & 3 across the Atlantic?
Replies: 49
Views: 7376

Re: UAL, DAL & AA, who is # 1, 2 & 3 across the Atlantic?

Atlantic = 1.) DL 2.) UA 3.) AA Pacific = 1.) UA 2.) AA 3.) DL Not accurate. DL is still ahead of AA in the Pacific despite all the hoopla with their winding down of NRT and AA’s expansion since 2011. AA of course is still the lead dog in Latin America. I think DL is slightly ahead of UA in Latin A...

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by DeSpringbokke
Thu May 03, 2018 2:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA drops ORD-PEK
Replies: 138
Views: 18191

Re: AA drops ORD-PEK

Given the previous hoopla with Delta and SEA-HND dormancy and the recent fight between AA and DL over LAX-PEK, it would be surprising if Delta doesn't go all in and apply for LAX-PEK. I doubt DOT will approve the dormancy slot for AA and the seven weekly slots will return to the pool. Its very unlik...

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by DeSpringbokke
Sat Apr 28, 2018 4:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Pacific market becoming UA's Achilles heel, esp in comparison with AA and DL?
Replies: 76
Views: 12897

Re: The Pacific market becoming UA's Achilles heel, esp in comparison with AA and DL?

With the Delta-Korean JV going into effect next week, Delta will finally be able to have a strong market share versus UA/NH and AA/JAL. Delta is finished cutting TYO from the US Mainland side with the possible exception of PDX-NRT. They aren't going to exit entirely out of HND as its unlikely they'l...

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by DeSpringbokke
Fri Apr 27, 2018 11:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Pacific market becoming UA's Achilles heel, esp in comparison with AA and DL?
Replies: 76
Views: 12897

Re: The Pacific market becoming UA's Achilles heel, esp in comparison with AA and DL?

I'm not totally buying this argument that UA's Pacific flights are potentially the airline's achilles heel. As mentioned earlier, take out the GUM operating, UA is doing fine. I doubt UA is finished reducing GUM but they aren't going to do away with it entirely as Delta is about to do with NRT due t...

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by DeSpringbokke
Fri Apr 27, 2018 2:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: New DL flights from MCO
Replies: 71
Views: 11042

Re: Rumor: New DL flights from MCO

I agree with earlier posters that any Delta International expansion from MCO will be driven by JVs. If Delta can get the slots, MCO-LHR sounds like a safe bet as all Central Florida-LON flying is to Gatwick. In fact, the only airport in Florida that has LHR service is MIA. If MCO-AMS works out, and ...

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by DeSpringbokke
Mon Apr 23, 2018 7:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Network Thread 2018
Replies: 207
Views: 21981

Re: American Airlines Network Thread 2018

If AA/QF JV is approved, AA will be operating LAX-MEL/BNE within the next couple of years. Both will be operated by the 787-9. Curious to see if AA will operate LAX-AKL year round if the JV is approved.

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by DeSpringbokke
Sat Apr 21, 2018 11:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What type of 747-200 did NW use on ORD-NRT route
Replies: 27
Views: 3062

Re: What type of 747-200 did NW use on ORD-NRT route

When NWA ordered the A340, ORD-NRT was intended to be one of the first routes, if not the first. Of course, the order never came about and NWA quietly exited ORD-NRT in 1998. NWA's specifications for the A340 order was that it could operate routes as long as IAD-NRT, which NWA intended to operate. H...

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by DeSpringbokke
Sat Apr 21, 2018 12:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What type of 747-200 did NW use on ORD-NRT route
Replies: 27
Views: 3062

Re: What type of 747-200 did NW use on ORD-NRT route

Sort of a related question. The JT9D-7R4G2 engines were the most powerful engines for the 200B model. Due to their high level of thrust, what was the longest route for the 200B. It could fly JFK-NRT nonstop without having to fly over Soviet Air Space. Didn't the 200B at one point fly SFO-SYD? I know...

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by DeSpringbokke
Wed Apr 18, 2018 1:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta CSeries deliveries to begin this year
Replies: 118
Views: 26710

Re: Delta CSeries deliveries to begin this year

My guess is CSeries bases in NYC/LAX/SEA and possibly SLC, although that may be contingent if Delta were to exercise some of the 50 CSeries options. With the move of the 717s out of SLC/LAX/SEA to MSP/ATL/DTW, more 50 seaters can be retired. Looking at Delta's latest investor day presentation, it lo...

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by DeSpringbokke
Wed Apr 18, 2018 1:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL in China
Replies: 105
Views: 9728

Re: DL in China

I would. Long and thin route that would require a 777 or 350. Other than this route is flyable with the A332, I agree with the rest. If CZ isn't starting this route (plus the fact that they've currently run out of zone 1 traffic rights), DL won't. There are still 7 or 14 frequencies that are zone o...

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by DeSpringbokke
Tue Apr 17, 2018 10:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Widebody Thread - 2018
Replies: 436
Views: 61112

Re: Delta Widebody Thread - 2018

Is there a count for the 76L to 76Zs? Sounds like the mods are going through rather quickly. Not sure if the mods deserve its own thread.

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by DeSpringbokke
Mon Apr 16, 2018 6:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Aircraft Refurbishment - 2018
Replies: 281
Views: 41021

Re: Delta Aircraft Refurbishment - 2018

wjcandee wrote:
The CSeries is an MD80 replacement, according to DL.


The CSeries/737-900ER/A321ceo/A321neo are replacing the MD-88.

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by DeSpringbokke
Mon Apr 16, 2018 4:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Aircraft Refurbishment - 2018
Replies: 281
Views: 41021

Re: Delta Aircraft Refurbishment - 2018

Has Delta published a multi-year fleet plan similar to the one American put out in the last few days? Someone posted on the airline pilots forum in the past few days that Delta still plans to have about 31 767-300ER's and 100 757-200 and 300 still in the fleet in 2027. Delta doesn't release its pla...

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by DeSpringbokke
Sat Apr 14, 2018 12:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Decade since Delta's merger with Northwest
Replies: 231
Views: 18538

Re: Decade since Delta's merger with Northwest

I find it rather hard to believe that a hypothetical merger between DL and UA would have been blocked by the DOJ, even with the impending turnover in government. US/UA, I understand due to IAD/DCA. Likewise the issue with ORD in a hypothetical AA/UA. Ditto for AA/CO in Texas and to a lesser extent L...

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by DeSpringbokke
Fri Apr 13, 2018 5:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US—Africa Nonstop Connection Thread
Replies: 32
Views: 3615

Re: US—Africa Nonstop Connection Thread

ATL-JNB has purported to be a cash cow for Delta. Its one of those rare destinations where the front and back of the aircraft can sell out. JNB is 10% of the continent's GDP. While Suid Afrika has it's issues, believe me its too numerous to count, they are light years ahead of much of the continent....

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by DeSpringbokke
Fri Apr 13, 2018 12:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta CSeries deliveries to begin this year
Replies: 118
Views: 26710

Re: Delta CSeries deliveries to begin this year

https://www.flightglobal.com/news/artic ... es-447653/

The first CS100s for Delta will arrive this year, but its going to be a fourth quarter event. No more than a handful according to Ed. Entry into service will be in the first quarter of next year.
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https://www.flightglobal.com/news/artic ... es-447653/

The first CS100s for Delta will arrive this year, but its going to be a fourth quarter event. No more than a handful according to Ed. Entry into service will be in the first quarter of next year.

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by DeSpringbokke
Thu Apr 12, 2018 3:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Widebody Thread - 2018
Replies: 436
Views: 61112

Re: Delta Widebody Thread - 2018

N509DN, the ninth A350-900, should be delivered this week. Not sure of the date though. It is scheduled to depart around 9am on Friday 4/13 TLS-ATL DL9959 After the 9th frame arrives, how many more are coming this year? Is it just two more this summer, or are there additional frames coming later in...

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by DeSpringbokke
Thu Apr 12, 2018 1:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Widebody Thread - 2018
Replies: 436
Views: 61112

Re: Delta Widebody Thread - 2018

N509DN, the ninth A350-900, should be delivered this week. Not sure of the date though. It is scheduled to depart around 9am on Friday 4/13 TLS-ATL DL9959 Thanks. It appears the A350 line has slowed a little over the past month. Delta was supposed to receive the plane March 31. Looks like they won'...

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by DeSpringbokke
Thu Apr 12, 2018 4:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Widebody Thread - 2018
Replies: 436
Views: 61112

Re: Delta Widebody Thread - 2018

N509DN, the ninth A350-900, should be delivered this week. Not sure of the date though.

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by DeSpringbokke
Thu Apr 12, 2018 4:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta and Korean sign JVA
Replies: 606
Views: 71265

Re: Delta and Korean sign JVA

All very good points. It will be interesting to see what DL metal still remains at NRT once the JV is fully up and running. NRT-MNL/SIN are gone sooner versus later. I have to think there's no way Delta would consider flying MNL from SEA or LAX but we've all seen stranger thinks. Nevertheless, chan...

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by DeSpringbokke
Thu Apr 12, 2018 1:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta and Korean sign JVA
Replies: 606
Views: 71265

Re: Delta and Korean sign JVA

A second DTW-ICN before MSP-ICN, PDX-ICN makes no sense. As you see with AMS/CDG, ICN will function in a similar manner, which requires some more hub traffic. I think you'll see MSP-ICN, not as a A330-200 flight, but initially maybe a 777-200ER flight, scissoring with MSP-HND, and eventually becomin...

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by DeSpringbokke
Thu Apr 12, 2018 1:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Decade since Delta's merger with Northwest
Replies: 231
Views: 18538

Re: Decade since Delta's merger with Northwest

Well besides the usual diversions in this thread, there has been some discussion over other potential merger partners with DL and NW. Had they not merged, NW's best option would have been with AA. MEM would have gone away (MEM was done regardless of a merger partner), ORD would have been scaled back...

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by DeSpringbokke
Sun Apr 08, 2018 5:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL widebody updates at SEA
Replies: 136
Views: 13844

Re: DL widebody updates at SEA

Let me just say there are some here who want Delta to fail at SEA for some reason whereas the evidence and Delta has put out the opposite. My suggestion to those who believe Delta is telling a bold face lie to their investors about SEA is to call their attorneys and sue the airline in forcing them t...

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by DeSpringbokke
Sun Apr 08, 2018 5:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines orders 47 additional 787's (22 788's and 25 789's), cancels A350 order
Replies: 565
Views: 74013

Re: American Airlines orders 47 additional 787's (22 788's and 25 789's), cancels A350 order

AA and Africa means MIA-JNB, which, given the right aircraft, could absolutely work out for AA. But the 787-9 hot and high performance is not sufficient for JNB-MIA. The 280 tonne A350-900 could do it though.

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by DeSpringbokke
Sun Apr 08, 2018 5:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will Delta’s A330neo be a TATL or TPAC plane?
Replies: 15
Views: 2899

Re: Will Delta’s A330neo be a TATL or TPAC plane?

I'm betting Delta will take the all of their A330-900neos on order as 251 tonne version. Delta was supposed to start receiving their A330-900neos next year, four to be exact. They have since been deferred to 2020, with Delta taking an unknown quantity that year. Delta also deferred two A350-900s fro...

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by DeSpringbokke
Sun Apr 08, 2018 4:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL widebody updates at SEA
Replies: 136
Views: 13844

Re: DL widebody updates at SEA

I think SEA will be the last DL Asia connection point that will see any A350's anytime soon. DL's A350's will be needed on longer flights. The 763's are actually perfect for what SEA has for DL. I agree. The A330-900neos will eventually take up most, if not all of, SEA-Intercontinental flights. The...

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by DeSpringbokke
Sat Apr 07, 2018 9:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL widebody updates at SEA
Replies: 136
Views: 13844

Re: DL widebody updates at SEA

You can't make assumptions about the performance of a flight based upon its equipment. For starters, it's very likely that some routes operated with the 763 are more profitable than others operated with the 333. Secondly, DL matchs product & capacity - not CASM - when assigning routes. For exam...

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by DeSpringbokke
Sat Apr 07, 2018 7:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL widebody updates at SEA
Replies: 136
Views: 13844

Re: DL widebody updates at SEA

Ok so if Delta was doing poorly on SEA-Asia flying, then why are they using the 76T which not only sells the most J seats other than the 37 J seats on the 777 fleet, which is being reduced to 28 when the mods are finished, and has terrible CASM compared to say the A330-200? A while back someone post...

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by DeSpringbokke
Sat Apr 07, 2018 5:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines orders 47 additional 787's (22 788's and 25 789's), cancels A350 order
Replies: 565
Views: 74013

Re: American Airlines orders 47 additional 787's (22 788's and 25 789's), cancels A350 order

So unlike United where they doubled down on the A350 programme by switching models and ordering more of the aircraft, AA decided against ordering more of the type, pony up the cancellation costs and double down on the 787 programme. I'd be interested to see how much they will be paying for these new...

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by DeSpringbokke
Sat Apr 07, 2018 4:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will UA order more 787-8 to replace 21 oldest 767-300s ?
Replies: 85
Views: 11381

Re: Will UA order more 787-8 to replace 21 oldest 767-300s ?

To replace the oldest 21 767-300ERs, if the competition is between the 787-8 and the A330-800neo, the 787-8 wins hands down. However, I don't believe UA will order additional 787-8s to replace the 21 oldest 767-300ERs. Unlike many here, I do believe they will order the 797 to replace their entire 76...

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by DeSpringbokke
Thu Apr 05, 2018 1:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Widebody Thread - 2018
Replies: 436
Views: 61112

Re: Delta Widebody Thread - 2018

It looks like SEA-CDG is going to a 76T this fall and HKG will remain a 77E for the foreseeable future. Do you happen to know how they’ll cycle the planes into SEA once this happens or are they just going to leave a couple of planes on that route and do occasional swaps? The winter schedule is a wo...

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by DeSpringbokke
Sat Mar 31, 2018 9:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta A350 DTW-AMS
Replies: 36
Views: 7776

Re: Delta A350 DTW-AMS

think Delta is doing a great job utilizing these aircraft. Give it time, DTW-CDG or a new Asian route will become an A350. As Delta said, Motor City is the A350 stronghold for the network. Grateful and impressive. Delta is scheduled to take just two A350-900s in 2019 and two in 2020 along with seve...

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by DeSpringbokke
Sat Mar 31, 2018 8:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta A350 DTW-AMS
Replies: 36
Views: 7776

Re: Delta A350 DTW-AMS

Alright, the DTW-AMS A350-900 frequency exists for one reason: to better utilise Trans-Pacific aircraft rather than having them sit overnight. The rotation works out like this. DTW-NRT-DTW-AMS-DTW-PEK-DTW. That requires a grand total of four aircraft. Why wouldn't Delta do this as it removes an A330...

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by DeSpringbokke
Fri Mar 30, 2018 1:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SQ considering 3rd ULH destination and additional A359LRs
Replies: 114
Views: 17964

Re: SQ considering 3rd ULH destination and additional A359LRs

Third ULH destination for SQ? I'd say IAH, although I'm not sold entirely on the idea of a IAH-SIN due to already mentioned problems with headwinds to Asia. I'm also sceptical SIN-GRU could be profitable given the cabin configuration of the A350-900ULR. YYZ, ORD, and IAD are all longshots, but chanc...

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by DeSpringbokke
Thu Mar 29, 2018 10:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: When will Cubana finally start flying to the United States?
Replies: 24
Views: 3046

Re: When will Cubana finally start flying to the United States?

When the Communist Party of Cuba no longer controls the island.

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by DeSpringbokke
Tue Mar 27, 2018 4:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American A320 Retirement
Replies: 31
Views: 8299

Re: American A320 Retirement

I thought the 320 was being sunset at AA...but that was from information a few years back - AA wanted to go with the 321. Kirby was calling the shots and didn't like the 319 (notice how he went to UA and killed the 73G order?). So maybe AA has warmed back to the 320. Putting 2Ku on certainly is a s...

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by DeSpringbokke
Tue Mar 27, 2018 1:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Aircraft Refurbishment - 2018
Replies: 281
Views: 41021

Re: Delta Aircraft Refurbishment - 2018

Is my math correct that Delta is inducting 321s and 739s a good deal faster than M88s and M90s are retiring (while nothing else is retiring right now)? It feels like the airline is ramping up domestic capacity at the moment. For the summer schedule. I believe Delta will really be ramping up the M88...

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by DeSpringbokke
Sat Mar 24, 2018 11:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta 787 in the future?
Replies: 47
Views: 7173

Re: Delta 787 in the future?

Yes, the 787-10. Delta has already stated they are very interested in the aircraft and when it is time to replace the 767-400ER and the first 21 A330-300s, expect Delta to select it as the replacement. The A330-900neo, especially the 251 tonne variant that Delta could possibly end up being the launc...

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by DeSpringbokke
Fri Mar 23, 2018 3:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta and Korean sign JVA
Replies: 606
Views: 71265

Re: Delta and Korean sign JVA

http://www.koreaherald.com/view.php?ud=20180322000792

Conditional approval has been granted. Expected launch by the end of the Q2.
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http://www.koreaherald.com/view.php?ud=20180322000792

Conditional approval has been granted. Expected launch by the end of the Q2.

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by DeSpringbokke
Wed Mar 21, 2018 2:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Widebody Thread - 2018
Replies: 436
Views: 61112

Re: Delta Widebody Thread - 2018

On a side note, I noticed Delta's annual report released last month showed they will take only two A350-900s next year and two more in 2020. I remain sceptical Delta will take more A350-900s unless they are replacing the 77L fleet, which is very unlikely, as Airbus officially confirmed they are rais...

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by DeSpringbokke
Wed Mar 21, 2018 1:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus officially launches 251t A330neo variant
Replies: 137
Views: 24840

Re: Airbus officially launches 251t A330neo variant

Delta has indeed deferred the delivery of the first A330-900neo until 2020, the projected launch date. I'm going to go out on a limb and say Delta will be the launch carrier for the 251 tonne version, just as they were the launch carrier for the 242 tonne A330-300. The 251 tonne A330-990neo essentia...

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by DeSpringbokke
Tue Mar 20, 2018 8:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Widebody Thread - 2018
Replies: 436
Views: 61112

Re: Delta Widebody Thread - 2018

Can the A350 fly ATL-JNB? The 280 tonne A350-900 can fly ATL-JNB and more importantly JNB-ATL nonstop. This is the aircraft most likely to replace the 77L on the route. Does Delta have to 280T variant though? The first fifteen A350-900s are the 275 tonne variant. They "deferred" the final...

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by DeSpringbokke
Tue Mar 20, 2018 8:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Air Lines and Texas
Replies: 77
Views: 8994

Re: Delta Air Lines and Texas

An earlier post suggested Delta might have second thoughts dehubbing DFW just before bankruptcy. Unfortunately, it was either going to be SLC or DFW to be dehubbed as Delta at the time could not sustain two hubs in the central/mountain west region. As Delta was so far behind AA at DFW, it had fallen...

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