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by DeSpringbokke
Fri Nov 02, 2018 2:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Adds Hilton Head - Washington D.C.
Replies: 24
Views: 3356

Re: American Airlines Adds Hilton Head - Washington D.C.

Delta returning on ATL-HHH with the EMB-175 is inevitable even without AA/UA's recent adds to HHH. With the A220s entering the fleet, thus shifting EMB-175/CR9/717 traffic around, Delta will need them to fly somewhere besides replacing 50 seaters. I'm actually surprised Delta has yet announced a ret...

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by DeSpringbokke
Mon Sep 24, 2018 5:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why hasn't UA deployed 77W on the longest 77E routes?
Replies: 15
Views: 2987

Re: Why hasn't UA deployed 77W on the longest 77E routes?

Another question. Did EK ever have to block a significant amount of seats for LAX-DXB. I ask this as they switched to the A380. Was this more of a demand, which I assume it is, rather than capability. The 77L, which inaugurated the route, didn't encounter the same problems. I assume UA will eventual...

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by DeSpringbokke
Mon Sep 24, 2018 4:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why hasn't UA deployed 77W on the longest 77E routes?
Replies: 15
Views: 2987

Re: Why hasn't UA deployed 77W on the longest 77E routes?

Question here. What is the highest MTOW for the 77W? How does it differ from the "standard" MTOW? I assume Emirates has the highest MTOW version as they once flew the 77W on LAX-DXB.

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by DeSpringbokke
Fri Aug 10, 2018 2:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta to serve Mumbai nonstop in 2019
Replies: 532
Views: 60143

Re: Delta to serve Mumbai nonstop in 2019

Why does DL need a ULR? Unless they want to also fly to places like SIN or do something like ATL-SYD, they are unlikely to pick up a ULR. The 359 should do just fine for what they are flying. Should they really need additional range-payload in few years or fuel price rises for the 77L to be less pr...

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by DeSpringbokke
Tue Aug 07, 2018 4:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta to serve Mumbai nonstop in 2019
Replies: 532
Views: 60143

Re: Delta to serve Mumbai nonstop in 2019

While it is a minor issue, ATL-BOM nonstop would be easier in fleet utilisation. Should it be ATL-BOM, the 77L fleet will be exclusively ATL based, except for the ATL-LAX-SYD-LAX-ATL rotation. Notice ATL-NRT was originally going to the A350, but now its back to the 77L. I expect at this time next ye...

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by DeSpringbokke
Tue Aug 07, 2018 4:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Should Airbus focus on A220 product increase instead of A320 mid-term?
Replies: 54
Views: 5567

Re: Should Airbus focus on A220 product increase instead of A320 mid-term?

If the A220-500 is to ever exist, it will be because of one airline that will lobby to the end to make it happen, Delta. Delta would order 150+ A220-500 that seat exactly 150 passengers to replace their entire 737-800 and A320 fleets. However, I am not sure how many other airlines out there would go...

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by DeSpringbokke
Tue Aug 07, 2018 4:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta CEO: We beat AA/UA because we have the revenue to sustain it
Replies: 127
Views: 13555

Re: Delta CEO: We beat AA/UA because we have the revenue to sustain it

DL had good timing with an improving economy whilst plowing money into the operation, and running very old planes with low fuel prices. When the economy tanks and fuel prices skyrocket, they will suddenly be on the wrong end of that curve. At $90/barrel I would imagine a lot of their routes will be...

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by DeSpringbokke
Tue Aug 07, 2018 3:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JAX Non Stop West Coast Service
Replies: 37
Views: 4109

Re: JAX Non Stop West Coast Service

Southwest Florida doesn't have a nonstop west of Dallas. Aren't there 3 airlines that fly RSW-DEN? Granted....baffles me ! :duck: United and Southwest doesn't fly RSW-DEN nonstop year-round. That may change in the future. Frontier, completely forgot and ignored them. It took TPA a while to gain a f...

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by DeSpringbokke
Tue Aug 07, 2018 3:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta CEO: We beat AA/UA because we have the revenue to sustain it
Replies: 127
Views: 13555

Re: Delta CEO: We beat AA/UA because we have the revenue to sustain it

Well a guess I have to how Delta is winning so to speak on profitably/market cap is fewest 50 seaters, upgauging, and good hub positioning. Note I did not say fortress hubs. ATL is perfect because of the size of the CSA and its geography. How does this differ from AA per se? While DFW is perfect for...

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by DeSpringbokke
Tue Aug 07, 2018 3:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JAX Non Stop West Coast Service
Replies: 37
Views: 4109

Re: JAX Non Stop West Coast Service

Could Delta fly a CS100 on JAX-LAX would good flying times, i.e. 8 am departure from LAX 5:30 departure from JAX? Yeah, sure and it fill the plane. Possible the CS300 could be an eventual upgauge. But did Delta buy the CSeries to fly LAX-JAX? No. I will say it is far and away more likely to see a re...

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by DeSpringbokke
Sun Jul 22, 2018 7:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Can DL's A359's fly ATL-JNB with a full payload?
Replies: 96
Views: 19827

Re: Can DL's A359's fly ATL-JNB with a full payload?

One thing that isn't being mentioned is that DL's ATL-JNB-ATL does well because it has strong yields which help overcome the high costs of ULH travel. When they refurbish the B77L with the Delta One suits they'll be reducing the size of the business class cabin substantially. While they'll be addin...

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by DeSpringbokke
Thu Jul 19, 2018 2:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Did DL's order for the A-220 signal the end of the 717?
Replies: 51
Views: 11419

Re: Did DL's order for the A-220 signal the end of the 717?

I believe Delta has a maintenance deal for the BR700 engines that power the 717. The engine maintenance for the MD-90 is what is parking them much earlier than anyone here and probably many at Delta expected. Delta has enough capacity scheduled to be delivered with 737-900ERs, A321ceos, A321neos, an...

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by DeSpringbokke
Tue Jul 03, 2018 2:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta CSeries deliveries to begin this year
Replies: 195
Views: 45063

Re: Delta CSeries deliveries to begin this year

With the data points about NYC and then SLC as pilot bases, and 1200 nm average stage length, we start to get a picture of the initial CS1 operation. Once Salt Lake opens, I bet you will see LGA and JFK bridge through Texas to Salt Lake, and then with some turn-backs from Salt Lake to medium size m...

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by DeSpringbokke
Sat Jun 30, 2018 2:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United daily double SFO-SIN will cancel LAX-SIN
Replies: 124
Views: 22214

Re: United daily double SFO-SIN will cancel LAX-SIN

I have heard from a source on another forum that SFO-SIN has consistently outperformed LAX-SIN, despite a monopoly on LAX-SIN, LAX being the larger market to SIN, and facing competition from SQ on SFO-SIN. Even if oil fell below $40 a barrel, I don't think this was sustainable. Its just too far for ...

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by DeSpringbokke
Fri Jun 15, 2018 2:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta to cut Seattle-Hong Kong, announces Seattle-Osaka
Replies: 308
Views: 28985

Re: Delta to cut Seattle-Hong Kong, announces Seattle-Osaka

This is utterly devastating that the world's second largest airline cannot sustain a flight to HKG. Go figure Delta is still flying NRT-SIN but can't manage a flight to HKG. Four years ago when Delta issued the RFP for 747 replacements, I thought the choice of the A350-900 was the right call. I don'...

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by DeSpringbokke
Sat Jun 02, 2018 8:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Fleet Updates - 2018
Replies: 663
Views: 103827

Re: AA Fleet Updates - 2018

I have not heard that the 45J 77Es will be reconfigured to 37J; I assume it would be the best option for fleet simplicity which is what AA seems to be obsessed with right now. The first 45J to 37J was done back in February. 37J/24W/212Y will be the configuration for all 772s, however, it will still...

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by DeSpringbokke
Sat Jun 02, 2018 12:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Fleet Updates - 2018
Replies: 663
Views: 103827

Re: AA Fleet Updates - 2018

Heard that all the 77Ws have now completed conversion to PEY cabin. Wonder when we'll see a restart on the 772s. I'd look for the restart of the W install, J removal on the twelve remaining 45J 772s in September. Due to the removal of two rows of J, it will take a little longer per mod than the 37J...

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by DeSpringbokke
Wed May 30, 2018 4:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Aircraft Refurbishment - 2018
Replies: 728
Views: 100510

Re: Delta Aircraft Refurbishment - 2018

Delta will operate a refurbished 777-200ER on their Detroit to Beijing route on alternating days with an A350, from July 2 through July 20. Any idea what the plane will do and where it will go after July 20? Probably sub in on 777-200ER routes that include SEA-CDG/HKG, MSP-CDG/HND, and LAX-HND. Tha...

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by DeSpringbokke
Wed May 30, 2018 4:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will DL order the A350-1000/B777X?
Replies: 49
Views: 5878

Re: Will DL order the A350-1000/B777X?

When should 764 mods begin? According to the article about the new 777 cabin, all 18 777s will have the new cabin by the end of 2019. Could we expect the same Delta One Suite on the A339 as on the A350/777 retrofit? Last time I saw on this forum was Spring 2019, the first prototype 767-400ER, with ...

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by DeSpringbokke
Wed May 30, 2018 4:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will DL order the A350-1000/B777X?
Replies: 49
Views: 5878

Re: Will DL order the A350-1000/B777X?

I don't know. After the 767-400ER refurbishment is complete, which should be sometime in 2020, I expect Delta to move to install the D1 Suite/PS on the A330-200/300 fleet. By this time, the Cirrus product will be aging a bit, although the need for a replacement isn't anywhere near the 777/764 fleet...

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by DeSpringbokke
Wed May 30, 2018 4:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will DL order the A350-1000/B777X?
Replies: 49
Views: 5878

Re: Will DL order the A350-1000/B777X?

Will the 767-300ERs hey a refurbishment like the 767-400ERs? I don't know. After the 767-400ER refurbishment is complete, which should be sometime in 2020, I expect Delta to move to install the D1 Suite/PS on the A330-200/300 fleet. By this time, the Cirrus product will be aging a bit, although the...

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by DeSpringbokke
Wed May 30, 2018 4:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will DL order the A350-1000/B777X?
Replies: 49
Views: 5878

Re: Will DL order the A350-1000/B777X?

https://twitter.com/airlineroute/status/1000493711774498816?s=21 This is what the refurbished Delta 777 will look like. It features Delta One Suites, Premium Economy, new economy seats, and LED mood lighting. Should the 767-400ER refurbishment feature all of this? Yes, albeit 2-2-2 in PS, and eithe...

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by DeSpringbokke
Wed May 30, 2018 4:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will DL order the A350-1000/B777X?
Replies: 49
Views: 5878

Re: Will DL order the A350-1000/B777X?

Is DL sitting on A339/A359 options? No. Delta deferred 10 A350-900s to 2021-2023 timeframe. Many here, including myself, are sceptical Delta will take delivery of the final ten A350-900s, as specified by the deferment schedule. Some believe these will be cancelled, converted to more A339neos, conti...

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by DeSpringbokke
Wed May 30, 2018 4:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will DL order the A350-1000/B777X?
Replies: 49
Views: 5878

Re: Will DL order the A350-1000/B777X?

I thought the 767-300ERs would be gone by the mid-2020s, or was that just the case with United? You were thinking of United. Delta was only looking for a replacement for its older 767-300ER replacements, i.e. pre-1998 frames. Delta will retire a total of ~37 767-300ERs by the time the last A339neo ...

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by DeSpringbokke
Wed May 30, 2018 4:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will DL order the A350-1000/B777X?
Replies: 49
Views: 5878

Re: Will DL order the A350-1000/B777X?

I thought the 767-300ERs would be gone by the mid-2020s, or was that just the case with United? You were thinking of United. Delta was only looking for a replacement for its older 767-300ER replacements, i.e. pre-1998 frames. Delta will retire a total of ~37 767-300ERs by the time the last A339neo ...

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by DeSpringbokke
Wed May 30, 2018 4:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will DL order the A350-1000/B777X?
Replies: 49
Views: 5878

Re: Will DL order the A350-1000/B777X?

They would need a lot more A339s than the 25 they have on order currently. There are currently 56 763s, 21 764s, and 8 77Es. Yes, I know the A339 seats more than the 763 and 764, but in the long term they would need plenty more A339s if they want those to take over all 85 767/77E frames. Delta is k...

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by DeSpringbokke
Wed May 30, 2018 3:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will DL order the A350-1000/B777X?
Replies: 49
Views: 5878

Re: Will DL order the A350-1000/B777X?

My only question is what they’ll use to replace the 767-400ERs and 777-200ER/LRs down the road. I would say the A339 is a perfect replacement for the 764s and the 77Es. The 77Ls will probably be replaced by HGW A359s, but I suppose the 778 could be considered for that too. They would need a lot mor...

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by DeSpringbokke
Wed May 30, 2018 3:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will DL order the A350-1000/B777X?
Replies: 49
Views: 5878

Re: Will DL order the A350-1000/B777X?

My only question is what they’ll use to replace the 767-400ERs and 777-200ER/LRs down the road. I would say the A339 is a perfect replacement for the 764s and the 77Es. The 77Ls will probably be replaced by HGW A359s, but I suppose the 778 could be considered for that too. As per the 77L replacemen...

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by DeSpringbokke
Wed May 30, 2018 3:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta to serve Mumbai nonstop in 2019
Replies: 532
Views: 60143

Re: Delta to serve Mumbai nonstop in 2019

I keep getting confused. Can someone here with direct knowledge of the situation tell us once and for all what MTOW Delta's A350-900s have? One poster keeps insisting its 268 tonnes, which is why Delta's longest A350-900 is ATL-ICN, whereas the 275 tonne version, which others have said Delta's is ra...

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by DeSpringbokke
Wed May 30, 2018 3:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why is DL investing money in 20+ year old A320’s
Replies: 119
Views: 16545

Re: Why is DL investing money in 20+ year old A320’s

I assumed "MD90" was a typo in place of MD(-)80, in which case N353SK's comment would apply to P&W JT8D engines. AA's retirement of around 450 (I'm sure someone will chime in with the exact number) MD-80s made the bottom fall out of the JT8D parts market. No it is the MD90 that is hav...

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by DeSpringbokke
Wed May 30, 2018 2:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will DL order the A350-1000/B777X?
Replies: 49
Views: 5878

Re: Will DL order the A350-1000/B777X?

777X, yeah no. Zero per cent chance. 777-9X is way too large and the 8X is redundant with the 280 tonne A350-900. Delta did include the A350-1000 in the RFP for the 747 replacement, so it's not out of the realm of possibility Delta will consider it again either as a new order to replace the 77L or c...

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by DeSpringbokke
Tue May 29, 2018 2:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta to serve Mumbai nonstop in 2019
Replies: 532
Views: 60143

Re: Delta to serve Mumbai nonstop in 2019

dtw2hyd wrote:
If this discussion need to be limited to Ed Bastian's comments, ATL is neither in the east nor at a coast.


Uh, its in the Eastern time zone, as is the entire state of Georgia, which is on the Atlantic Coastal Plain.

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by DeSpringbokke
Fri May 25, 2018 2:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Fleet Updates - 2018
Replies: 663
Views: 103827

Re: AA Fleet Updates - 2018

A couple fleet related Q&As from this week's Arrivals newsletter. Q. I’m really excited about our B787 order. With American’s continued growth, are there plans to not just replace aircraft but to expand the fleet, open new international routes and maybe even place an order for a larger aircraft...

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by DeSpringbokke
Fri May 25, 2018 2:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why is DL investing money in 20+ year old A320’s
Replies: 119
Views: 16545

Re: Why is DL investing money in 20+ year old A320’s

Regarding to the 747 retirement. Delta was planning to park the final 747s this year, as they had some 747s with the nitroglycerin tank modification. The 747s retirement was going begin in 2017 and finish in 2018. This was the plan in 2013, at the same time the RFP for the 747 was issued. However, m...

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by DeSpringbokke
Fri May 25, 2018 1:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta to serve Mumbai nonstop in 2019
Replies: 532
Views: 60143

Re: Delta to serve Mumbai nonstop in 2019

I remember when Delta tried JFK-BOM with a 777-200ER. They upgraded their 777-200ER fleet to 656 tons, same as Continental's, as only the 656 ton version can make the flight. However, once the 777-200LR came on line, it was deployed on the route. Delta started JFK-BOM at the worst possible time and ...

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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: 194
Views: 22441

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: 194
Views: 22441

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: 194
Views: 22441

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: 7395

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: 7395

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: 7417

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: 7493

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: 7493

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: UPDATED: AA drops ORD-PEK/PVG, reduces NRT
Replies: 508
Views: 71065

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: 13207

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: 13207

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: 11306

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: 436
Views: 55103

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: 37
Views: 5278

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: 37
Views: 5278

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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